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a:.:4 I:A LODGE, No. 317, A, Y. 11., meets at their Hall
over Dr. Roy's.drug storo, on Tuesday evening, on or
1,1 a tho Full Moon, at 7 o'clock P.M.
TVOOA CHAPTER, No. 194, It. A. M., meets nt tho
Hall, en Thursday' CW.lllll'l4, OLI or before the 4'1411
neon, at 7 o'clock P. M.
tvu COUNCIL, N 0.31, R. .4 S. 111ASTIOS, moots at
tiny Hall, on the 'third Friday of efteh calrudor
mouth, at 7 o'clock P. at.
11 AGIITON COMMANDER]', No. Di, of KNIGHTS
TEMPLAR, and the appendant ordelm, nicetm;at the
II dl.on the first Friday of each calendar mohth, at
7. "'deck P. ht.
‘VILLIAII U. SMITH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR„ AT LAW
vormice, Bounty and Pension Agency; Main
irenl Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1868.
fOliN EY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Notary Public and Insurance Agent, Bless
hurgt Pa., over CaldurelPs Store.
UEO. W. MERRICK,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
mile() with W. 11. Smith, 1 . 1 q., Main Street,
o pposite Union Block, Welltiboro, P.
July Li, 18118.
W. D. 111EILBELL & CO.,
IiOLESALE DRUGMSTS, and dealers in
;Tali Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, Ac., Ac.
I.2urning, N. Y., Jar,. 1, ISOS.-Iy.
WILSON & NILE ,
f6 - .ItiNEWS dOUNSELORS AT LAW,
Firsi door front Bigenoy , o, on thu Avenue)
Will httond to business entrusted to their care
the counties of Tioga and Potter.
\Volts-bore, Jan. 1, 1868.. •
JOHN I. MITCHELL
11r11iNBY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
‘Vellsboro, Tioga Co., V. •
ciaini Agent, Notary Public, and Insurance
cut. Bo will attend promptly to collection of
, on,lon, Back Pay an& Bounty. A: , Notary
Ldle ho t.tkos acknowledgements of deeds, ad
misters orths, and will act as Cam mi:sioner to
hike teFtiniony. 2A4..f.OfTice over Roy's brug Store,
Pluming Agitator Oftice.—Oct. 30. E 367
John W. Guernsey,
IfORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT: LAW.
Mug returned to this county with a view of
asking it his permanent residence, solicits a
•hare of public patronage... All business en
gaged to his care wjll ho attended to with
\ pallidness and fidelity. Office 2d door south
fE. S. Farr's hotel. Tioga, Tioga Co., Pa.
• GEORGE WAGNER,
A ILOR • Shop tiret door north of L. A .Sears's
'shoo Shop.-Cutting, Fitting, ant 1: °pair
jog done promptly and woll. •
WellAoro, Pa., Jan. 1, 18118.-Iy.
AIOR AI‘TE CUTTER, has opened a shop
n Crafton street, roar of Soars & Iterby' :,hoe
shop, - Where ho is prepared to manufacture gar
moots to ordor in the most substantial manner,
and with dispatch. Particular attention paid
to Cutting and Fitting. March 26, JS6S-ly
Dr. C. It. Thompson.
• [WELL:31:10114)(1011 PA.] , ti
11 attend to Professional calls in t} villagtk
of Wellsboro and elsewhere.
()Me° and Rositioneo on Stoic 51. \ 2.11 door on
iiio right going En4t• Hilo° I.i, lalitl.
11.1C0N,, late of Lilo Alai airy, nth r
looc.Y.o) ,,,, Aliiiite`blvilii!;": , 'kit , a , " 1 " 1 ,
I.T thn pi•netife of nn,lieon• an.. gory , o , n
fi ow' tt diqtato n van tool
, 040n.2; it 1110 l'eninty i‘nlipt Hotel W hen
tilt any pact of Lilo Slate lu nonnullation, or
.nil operations. No 4, Union Block, Ili.
ii. \1',11,,100 . 0, I,ty
Wm- P. Smith,
~ (Avt- 1 ,1,E, Pa. Peosioa, liouoty, l nod In
oicanoo Agent. Com toun ications i..etet to the
ihove address will receive prompt, ttention.
Fermi; mollerato. jail 8, 1 SliB-13 j
t ItyKYOlt fi, DR A F.I'M N.—firtlere left at
room, 'L'ownsend tlutpl, Wolislmto, dill
, teet withiprompt attentinn.
)EALER in cr.oclis JEWEpRy,
A PLATED WAltE,Specttaelce, Violin Stringf.,
Mantqieltl., Pa. Watolies and Jew
ett.p neatly . repaired. Engral tug d o ne in plain
1:1141i-11 dad Ilerman. 11:-upt67. J y,
I lairclres - siii ,
-..100n..ver Willcox it har,iiers Store, Wells
' i., P,,. pa r tiodar attention paid to Ladies'
4.4•6ltiing, Shampooing, Dyeing, etc. l raids,
(D, sirielies on hang and made to or
11. IV. DORSEY. .1. .1011 NSON.
C.. L. WI LCOX,
ner Y OODS of nil Itinclq„ . 11.1r,lwaio
I V Luke° Notions. Our assortment is largo
oi I n c.o store in Union Block. Call
gvniloman.--rnly 20 I SO5-1 y.
A 110 y laolul conducted ~11 the pi i neiple
tiro end let live, fur the ae, , olunim.hti.li 01
II n( 7 A, TlO (7 A e 0 1 t7 NT Y, I' • A
stablingl i att.iiilieil, and Il an attentive line
always in at tenth - oleo .
Ii• W. 11AZLETT, . . . ,I'tl priclor.
rt E IA) Itorongli, Tioga C.,. , Pti , U.
Hill, Proprietor. A new an.l
I, uhling with all the inotlorii iuipr.iveincnt.
`,t 1111111 easy drives of thube,t hen ling! a rut It-h
-ie: grquit t ls in Northern Penn'a._ Coev,leyan, et ,
Terms 'wider:. le.
Virdkec %V 11"4sNd 111141.kISE,
,Glaine;l, Tioga County, Pa.
lORAC - 01C. VI O .IINI I I,VEA, 'Phi:, it;
now bllit,d keil-ed within diu need , S ut the
6e t ti.ihing and hunting pounds -in Nui th
ern l'.•nniylvania. N. pairui 11111 be spared
rt t;l.•.te.t..)iiiinudation 1.1 pleasure seekers:Led
tho t r Lveting [Jan. 1, I StlS.l
n r l l-3E." (1-`'lt/I 2
Af. SNARS, PnoPrtIETOl
AATIIEIth: ddieinus Ice Cream, nen,.li Ut'
V feetlonary, all hinoB of fluits in Iheir
%Laqnn, a nice dish of Tea, Calico, or Chocolat°,
ud OyFterA in their Keaton—ear bo had at all
i•erfed in the be,t Next door 1.0
Iti.lierts )8, Ilailey'm Ilnidnate Storn, Main
Weihliare, ISO. •
:tu(l Pen:ClLin Agency.
1111 PI It tl4l!'"'lt t. . ‘ g I
..1,1 1):2s. Gliotti leg on band I. oi all
I Str) I .1111 piepared to firweelllV 1 , 11.
41 /Li 1,0 1111 l) s whelk in,. 1,1 , ',heed to ley
•Itelatf:.‘e can t .,, inmerliente
O. in • 1,% t I , e ir comeinniertti.ito, tl ill he
,indells WiM. WM . M /Tit .
11'1" c ,, •.)eigail•r2 1,1 Still
11.1 N ii.NESS (‘', 1? 'LEY,
BO OT AND OoE MAKERS,
Or di. Van riilkeuburg's Sture, in lie
1 tut, t il ocettpicil l y Benj. Sccity..
1)90T5 AND SHOES of all hindi , made in
I J,Jlorder and in tho host manner.
R EPAIRING 41111 kinds done promptly a I, .1
gG , ) , I. (I ire us a 611. -
V i r e l lBboro, Jan. 2, Is6B-Iy.
CITY BOK BINDERY
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTORY,
(SIGN OF THE BIG BOOK, 2D FLOOR,)
ELmip,A, N. Y. -
out cl' 'l' 0 . • ,
Goon As THE BEST, CAnen As Tile CHEAPEST.
Of every description, in all styles of Binding,
and as low, for quality of Stock, as any Bindery
in the State. Volumes of every description
Bound in tho host manner and in any stylo or;,
ALL KINDS OF GILT WORK
Executed in the best manner. Old liooks re
bound end made good as now.
XLM(44., JIM lkaa.V,VU
I ant prepared to furnish back numbers of all
Reviews or Magazines published in the United
States t or Great Britain, at a low price,
BLANK BOOK. & OTHER PAPER,
.0f all sizes and qualities, on band, ruled or plain•
BILL HEAD PAPER,
Of any quality or size, on hand anticut up ready
for printing. Also, BILL PAYER, and CARD
BOARD of all colors and quality, in boards or
cut to any size.
Cap, Letter, Note Paper, ~Envelopes,
I am sole agent for
J. 1.1. Nitus
Prof. SHEPARD'S NON-CORROSIVE STEEL
PENS, ov v.toious SILES, FOR LAMERS
AND 0 IIN1I.I.:111:N,
%%lel' I will warrant equal to Ould Pens. Thu
est in use unit no anistaku.
The above stock I will sell t the Lowest Rates
at all tunes, at a small advance
.on New York
price?), and in quantitips to suit purchasers. All
work and stock warranted as represented.
I respectfully solicit a share of public patron
age. Orders by mail promptly attended to,—
Address, LOUISI ES,
Elmira, N. Y.
AT 1 . 0 It NEY ,t, goy NsE Loll AT LA W,..Tiogn
l'a. 111114... e with C. 11. Seymour, E..q.
nttendod to v kit ptoluptnevb. npr.
DEALER IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, Hard
ware, Boots, Shoos, Hats, Gam
nor of Market and Crofton streets, Wel!Ann
Pa. Jar). 6, IS6B.
Respc cattily annotilwes to the 'citizens of East
Charleston and vicinity, dint lie would be
grateful bfr their patronage. Wilco at the
Stf.re of Cooper :11111 kohlnr. Alai% 2 Itlf 'll9-Iy.
Itl. SMITH, having purchased tho hotel
property lately oti ned by L. 11. i - itnith har
thoroughly refitted the hotel, and eon lICCOII/-
11101bint 1110 traveling public,. in a. superior
umuner. Mardi 24th, 1SW:1-1y.
sABINSVILLN, Tiogit Comity, 1'n.,.1. R. Demi,
Proprietor. Cotivvtiient to tho beta fishing
grounds in Tiuga Co. Fi;liing parties acorn
inodated With conl•oyaneev. (Jowl entertain
ment for matt ttud heat.. Julio 9, ISdt7-tf.•
V . ntla.,t,igneil ha; tittcd np the old F611'..“
dry building, near the I:rowery, IVellsbore,
and i•-• iielv prepared te turn out fine call, hip,
cowhide, and 11:11110:ZS leather. in the heFt,
taliilV4l op Allirc.s. Carp paid
Al. A. OUR IF.
IV”lkhora, ()et. 11, 1865.
MI NER WATK INS, PnuPni ETOR
A ,,l l t N il fl o
Hotel, Union ‘% . 1 n i; l , l , , t4 . l .l3 l..ti d i e h s h t t r i r 7 y e
tec(l by e
I Rill now ready to receive and entertain gneati. The
Union Hotel wax intended for a TeiiipPritilre [Louise,
awl the Propriutin 1,,1i0v , s it can be Hiutlainedwithout
grog. An attenlive ii4);:tier iittenditnro. -
Wel ishoro, dune 21,, tht.7.
GROCER'' AND RESTAURANT,
One door above the Meat Market,
EL L 1 11 olt 0 , EN N' A,
ESPEOTFULLY announces to the trading
public that ho has a desirable stock of tiro
corks, comprising, 'ryas, Coffees, Spices, Sugars,
Midas:re. Syrups, and all that constitutes a first
class stock. Oysters in every style at all sea
WellOmro,.lan. 2, 1867 -t f.
wmacprz. & LATianor.
I AIIDAVAIIE, IIION; - ----SpIEL, NAILS,
TalTleB, - TE.v_ 1 t 7? E,
BEIJING, Sitin CUTLERY,
Carriage and riarness. Tritnrnings
N. V., Jan. 2,, IS47—ly
EAR YE ! HEAR YE 1 III I E;k13, YE
ii.ept eon:A•Intl) uu li;t11(1, and furni,lo'd to or
at hip now atom, 2'l door above Roy' , Bandit] t
(Juno 10, 1511 S.)
r - iiii Buffalo Platform all ordinary
St ' 0 - I for heavy, and counter 1180, may lie
Mona at the Ilarilw it ro Store of Wnr. Roberts,
Wellthoro. Thwie Scales aro the Fairbanks pat-
era a 4.1 have;iw:+tiperior nnywhoto. They are
made ila the bn,t tyln anti have taken the premi
um at all the great exhibitions.
I have the sole ngt•ney for th.3se Scales in "this
region. WILLIAM ROBERTS.
Wellsboro, Feb. 12, Wig,
New Tobacco Store
Fnl .F criber lins fitted tip the rooms ad
joining, D. P. Roberts Tin nod f . lrove Store
and Nile of
TO A P,S, (all grades), Pinky and Gianni())
S:11 - (11i INO Ti 11.1 C.' o,Allekillan Tine Cn
OH I; WIN C, and all linds
PLUG :1011.A COO, PIPP,S, and the cho
0.111 and see for yoarselvef.,
ELK !MN PLA STEIL—We herthy rertify
14 that WO 11:M3 ll3od the Pllkfrr 11111111inetutol
by Ch Bernatier, nt ibisiio,orhs on
Han, in Unines town.liip. no,l We believe it to he
equal if not superior to the 0 I% tta Plaster.
David Sniith S M ei , ll rl,k A P Cone'
M H Cobb II P. Sliou,ot - ,, , I:ern:mot' ,
W Darker Asa Smith 2 Strait
S 11 Davis A Ibvrt ICinf C Miller
Watrons IV,lttnur- LI. Marsh
M Smith 0 A Smith II M Pooto
J D Strait. P C Smith
Jared 'Davis ..11' Zimmerman C L King
L L Smith.
N. B.—Plaster always on hand at tho Mill.—
Price $5 par Con. Nov. 4, 1888.
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COMPLETE 'YOUR SETS!
John C. Horton,
C. E. KELLEY
E. S. Perkins, M. D
Sinith'n Hot el,
E. R. KIMBALL,
II lINESS SA DDL ES, &J.
BA REIMS, FIRKINS, CIILJIINS,
U BS, &c.,
W. T. MATH ER S,
wit's! Scales! Scales!
cell Brand of ClO-11?S.
TO loA1t11114.1?8 I
• COMFY TO
T. L. BALDW IN Et . oo'S
and,sco n nico . r.tocli of doods for the
Spring. tt, Siiinnier, Trad()
ILAMICIin I:5DagM 00023
—all styles, colors and patterns—
ALPACAS, POPLINS, CAMBRICKS,
FRENCH . JACONETS, - ORGANDIES,
PEQUAS, VERSAILES, BLACK
AND COLORED SILKS,
• d'x., cl•c.
BEAUTIFUL SUMMER 511 AWLS,
and a largo assortwent to soloctkoto.
CLOAKS READY-MADE, AND CLOTH
To MAKE MORE, ALL KINDS OF
LININGS, ERINOES, TASSELS
&C;; TO' TRIM. 'DRESSES
YANKEE NOTIONS r
can't be heat. It keeps up with everything the
i t Yankees have thought,of so far.
HOOP SKIRTS, BALMORAL SKIRTS,
h-0 M 11----N
too numerous to mention; hut Will say that you
will seldom tied so lar g o 0k assortment to select
from in a (mutiny store, and clear down to the
We also keep a largo assorttnent of
in suit, and parts of suits. Should Ivo fail to
suit you with ready-made, we have Cassimero,
A.TAILOR TO CUT AND I'l'l'
Boots and - Shoes,
111 rtyles and si7ce
HATS AND CAPS, STRAW GOODS,.
AND GENTS' FURNISHING
GOODS A ,COMPLETE 'LIN E OF
C ROC K ERA', WOODEN WARE,
HARD WARE, SHELF HARD
WARE, NAILS, IRON,
Loch :=, Latches, Carpenters' Tools.
0 C E Cs GENERA sTnnu
Piceh. TEAS arc lower than at any time since
the war. Dbl not go to Cuba to buy Haw, and
F,ll h ai e atone Oionii. We are agent's for the
E. HOWE SEWING MACIIINE
- - \V- - X
11 in , I.=, you want t6lll, - ICJ 4or with drop in
SALT, 14111 E, PLASTER, PORK, FLOUR
Butter tuba, PAL+. Firkin , , and Ashton - Salt to
ilay . or ith. All hinds of Farm Produce want
ed. PI ioes can't be heat..
T-11 A N--=K-S'
T. L. DALDW IN 4: CO.
Ting.,. ;\ ay F., 1869.
Wilson \Tan Valkenburg's
N o . 2 lJnion Plnck. ig
tho plarc ttLrr. , the ci.,‘711 Ire to find
TIII4I NEW SPRING STYLES
POPLINS, GRENADINES, •LAWNS
ORGANDIES, PFQUES, CHINTZS,
DELAINES S: PRINTS, ALL STYLES
FACTORY'S, SHEETINDS, BLEACH
, ED AND UNBLEACHED MUSLINS.
of evers'ilkiieripiton, f)11E;:3,..; MNIIN ti S
IsUrVoNS of all kinii:t; al +a do lArgvA an(
,:licapczt a , sorf moot 01
lIHAIIV MAN NAMING
ever brought iuto Tio g a County. Remember
plaro, call before, pureba,iing.
We have rclected our stock . with great clira
and notify gentlemen that in
LIGHT CASSIMERES, TWEEDS, lAN
FNS, FARMERS' SATINS, OAI•
TERti, & SUMMER WEAR
of every description we can't Le boat
Thankful for post patronage, and by strict a
teatioa to business we hope to share' a confirm
anco of tho sane.
WILSON ..t; VAN VALKENBURO
‘Vollsboro,Mity 1880—tf. '
pr. Hs R. Phill‘s 9.
M II E under2dgned respectfully announces to the
citi7ens of Westfield and surrounding coon
y that ho is permanently located at this place.
,114.$ is fully provoked to do all kinds of
in the IliktinA stylo of tlio nrt.
gunrenntne.l. Dificn r.vor Scovill's Drug Sture•
Fine Pliningraplis can be had nv,er the Drug
Store. • it. It. riiirxrps%
ll'etfie.l4l, June 38, 1860-Iy. •
100,000 LBS. WOOL WANTED
for which the highest plea will ho pail at the
June.] (1, I SA9
ASTEAM Engine A: Boiler, and all the gear
ing for an up and down Saw.
' JOHN R. BOWEN.
Wellaboro, June 23, 1869.—if.
1 4 4 , • 1.,) z .t
2Llll.Cti Ration c:.1" issii 101.43 X3e.g.traxk., 31.33. G.
WELLSBORO, PA., SEPTEMBER 29, 1869
THE OUESTS OF THE EUEAnIk.
Soft falls through the gathering twilight
The rain from the dripping eaves,
And stirs with a tremulous rustle
Tho dead' and the dying loaves;
While afar in' the midst of the shadows,
I heir the moot' voiees • of bolls
Come borne on the wind of the autumn,
That fitfully rises and swells: • - •
They call and they answer each other—
They answer and mingle again—
As the deep and tho shrill in, an anthem
Make harmony still in their strain;
As the voices of sentinels mingle
In mountainous regions of snow,
Till from hill-top to hill-top a churns ,
Floats down to the valley below.
The shadows, the fire-light of even,
'rho sound of the rain's distant chime,
'Cinnb bringing, with rain softly dropping,
Street thoughts of a shadowy time:.
The slumberous sense of seclusion,
From storm and intruddrs aloof,
We feel when we hear in the midnight
The pallet: of rain on the roof'. ' •
When the spirit goes forth in its yearning
To take all its,wanderers home;
Or; afar in tlio'regions of fancy,. -
Delights on swift . pinions to roam.
I quietly sit by the fire-light—
The fire-light so brig t lit and so warm—
For I know that those only -who lore me
Will seuk mu through shadow and storm
But should they be absent this evening,
Should evpu the household depart—
Descrted;l should not ho lonely;
There still would be guests in My heart.
The faces of friends that I cherish,
The smile, and the glance, and the tone,
Will haunt mo,wherever I wander,
And thus I am never alone.
Will those who have left far behind them
The jetis and sorrows time—
Who Ping the sweet songs of the angels
In a purer and holier clime!,
Then darkly, 0 evening of autumn,
Your rain and your shadows may fall
My loved and my lost ones you brinj me—
My heart holds a feast with them all.
Cx ~eizzr~ra ~« jcauUn .
THE BACHELOR'S ESCAPE
If ever there was a fore-ordained
bachelor that man was Major Teller.
Some men were born to old bachelor
hood—others have old bachelorhood
thrust upon them ; and to the former
class belonged our Major. You could
have picked him out in a multitude ; if
he had been labeled, like an antediluvian
fossil, era dried specimen of entomology,
there couldn't have been more certainty
in the matter.
• He was a dapper, thin little Man,
something under five et high, with a
glossy black wig, etos y trimmed side
whiskers, and costum so daintily neat
that he reminded you ( f a shining black
eat! Ile took; a Ttirkish bath in the
morning , and !a Bus' ian bath. in the
evening,.he came ho no to dinner at
twelve precisely, and went to bed at
eleven at night, his hoots standing at
the foot.of his bed, and his stockings at
thin - head, and • his wit elevated on the
gll.rture, and every ‘hair in the room
stands at right angles with ciio v ,, .0, 1 .-n z , 7 ,
,w i l il i'IST"' IV! a trirr i arty - Iv tfelr - Mtlia ,, Teller
uname home to the antique, down-town
hoarding house, where he had vegeta
ted for the last twenty years, and went
to his own room to brush his wig for
the mid-day meal. Opening the door,
lie stumbled over mini obstacle in the
beg your palrdon, sure,'
said the Alajor, turning very red, recov
ering Ibis fcoting withpifilculty.
1t• wjth M Patio' ee Pettigrew', ou
her hands and knees, cleaning off the
oil-cloth at the door.
Now the Major was afraid Of 9 Miss
Patience—afraid of Itc,r <as 14#3,- - plump
lamb fears the gaunt wolf, orLthe tutor
feuding robin, the dire serpent. Miss
Patience was tall, lean, and sallow,
but she cOled her hair, and wore an
artificial rose over her'left ear, and sang
little whistling tunes to a little spindle
legged. piano, and firmly believed that
if she, only waited a little she should
get married to somebody ! And because
the' Major sat opposite her at 'table—
M iss Patience helped her, w idowed sister
keep house,' and served out the gravy
and sauces—and regarded her artificial
rose and bear's grease curl with a sort
of fearful fascination Miss Patience
somehow opiped that she should one
day, Cupid willing, become Mrs. Major
It's of no consequence, Major,' said
Miss Patience, recovering her piece Of
soap, which had shirmished out to the
middle of the carpet. ' C hope your
fire isn't out?'
_ "Thank _you, nui'arn ; it is very good.'
• Wonder, Major,' said Miss Pa
tience with a premonitory giggle, why
you never get married ?'
The Major retired precipitantly be
hind the coal-scuttle, and made no re
.''You'd be so much more conifortable,
you know,' added Miss Patience, wring
ing out her woolen cloth, and looking
so lovingly on the Major that heretreat
ed still further into his kvardrobe, where
among the Swinging effigies of coats
and-trowsers he felt comparatively safe.
Miss Patience hesitated a moment,
and in that moment the Major felt• all
the agonies of being purSued, captured,
brought 'forth, and possibly married
before he could get breath to remon
strate! But she finally took up her
pail and vanished.
, ' Dear me, that was a Marrow escape,'
thought our hero,semerging from his
sanctuary. Some day she will be too
much ; for me. Perhaps I'd better
change my boarding place. I suppose
I couldn't very well have her sworn
over to keep the peace, and really,
there's no saying what a determined
woman of fifty may not do. I'll look
out for a new place, to-morrow.'
' Bev me, Major, you have no appe
tite,' said Miss Patience, sWeetly, at the
dinner table. •
' No, ma'am,' said the Major.'
' Try to cat a little—just to please me,
M a je r.
' No, I thank you, ma'am.'
Don't you know, Major, that people
will say you are 'in love, if you don't
eat More ?' smiled the antiquated spin
This was more than our here could
endure ; lie rose up and left Miss Petti
greW victor of the wordy field. I won't
go back .to that house if I can help it,'
thought, the Major, brushing the .cold
dew from his. forehead with a crimson
silk pocket handkerchief. Her Inten
tions are serious, I know they are.'
• And the Major in his innermost soul
reviewed the catechism and hymns he
had learned as.a child ; trying to think
if there Were not some invocations par-
Ocularly, sni t to an elderly gentleman
in great peril'and perpliixity. But he
could not remember anything appropri
ate to his particular ease.
It's twenty years since l'v,e been in
side of a church,' thought the penitent
old offender. ! I wish I had gone a lit
' tie more regularly. I wonder if it is too
late in life to reform !'
For the Major, poor old gentleman,
had a vague idea that ' religion' would
• be a sort of safeguard against the wiles
of his • fair enemy' Deliverance from
Miss Pettigrew must be obtained on
som o terms or other. .
As - Major Teller 'was frantically
volving these things - in his mind, he
came to a sulden' and involuntary
stand-still.' Thera was a'Orowd gather
ed in the street—a fallen omnibus horse,
or an arrested pickpocket, or some ,other
nucleus, round which gathers the rap
idly increasing swarm Of metropolitan
loafers. Now of all things Major Teller
most dreaded .was a crowd, and ho
looked around • - nervously for some
means of escape. • •
An old-fashioned church, with open
ed doors and some sort of service going
on inside, caught the Major's eye. lle
made an instantaneous dart for its huge
gothic portals, shielded by inner doors
of green baize.
Its a good chance to think of some
thing solemn and appropriate, and
that Pon , of thing, until the crowd gets
by,' he thought, settling himself in the
corner of one of the softly-cushioned
I;ews to listen to the mild, droning
voice of the old clergyman.
The church was very warm, and the
light softened by purple and golden
crimson glass, was dim, and the cler
gyman's voice rather monotontms, and
'Major Teller was unconsciously becom
ing rather' drowsy, when a plump old
lady came in and the sexton beckoned
him from his seat.
But the sermon was over, and people•
streaming down the aisle, and the Ma
jor felt that he did not, care to prolong
the thing and that he had done a very
laudable act in coming to church, a►7d—
Even while these ideas were passing
indistinctly through his brain, ho was
borne towards the altar in an upward
eddy of the crowd, and felt a gaunt arm
Protect me, Major! oh, save me!'
whispered Miss Patience Pettigrew.—
' Pm so 'feared in a crowd, always !'
But Major strove to withdraw his
arm, but Miss Pettigrew would not let
him. They were standing directly in
front of the altar, arm-in-arm. The
minister, old and near-sighted,-and a
little deaf, advanced—probably con
cluding that his lien:ices were required.
Major Teller's blood ran cold ; he
tried to protest, but his tongue seemed
paralized. Miss Pettigrew had captur
ed him as a lamb for the slaughter, and
where was the use of further struggle !
A few words—an appalling brief cere
mony—and Major Teller was married
to Miss Patience Pettigrew.
'rake tl►e market basket, my dear,'
said the gaunt bride, 'and stay, you
had better carry i.l►e umbrella, too !
We'll go right home. Old folks like
you and me don't care for wedding
tours, do we?'
The Major looked piteously at his
better half, and made no answer. She
however, waited for none, but drew
him along with a quiet determination
that augured ill for the future.
`Give me the key to the room, my
dear,' said Mrs. Patience Teller, I'd
better keep it in future.
The Major handed over the key with
out a word of remonstrance, and his
elderly wife opened the door.
We'll slick up things a little,' said
Mrs. Teller, bundling the Major's be
loved papers together, and pitching his
box of cigars out of tl►e window.
I But, 'Miss Patience !
.kir.v,iyeiN Wif a." I I1Q; 1.11
' guy oi,gars—r---'
I don't. like smoke—never
' .11ut what, are you doing will► my
"Frying 'em on—they tit, me so nicely.
Guess I'll keep 'cm, Sempronius!
wish you would take all these coats and
things out of the wardrobe-1 want it
for my dreses.'
But where shall I keep them, "Miss
' What did you say ?'
Mrs. Teller, I would remark.'
' t )h, under -the bed or somewhere
Pink soap, 611?-1 . prefer Castile, Co
logne—c«it de "'tondo, cold cream ?.
Who'd supposed you were such a
dandy, Sempronlus? You must have
plenty of money. By the way, suppose
you give me the money to keep now,
my dear ! ' I'll manage it, a great deal
more economically than you'll be like-;
' Clive me the money, I s ,,say 1'
Major Teller meekly puf his hand in
to his pocket, and submissively handed
over the purse.
Well,. now you'd better go about
your business,' said the4;entle bride,
and not come home till tea-time—l do
dislike men lounging around in •the
way forever ;• and don't come back
smelling of tobacco if you know what
is good for yourself, Sempronius Teller!'
The Major crept silently away, think
ing how, the last time he crossed the
threshold he was a free mail, and now:
' I'm married !' mused Major Teller.
I couldn't help it ; it wasn't my fault,
but here I :MI, no money, no cigars, no
freedom—worse than a galley slave.
Sixty years old next month, and—mar
ried to Patience Pettigrew !'
He walked disconsolately down the
street, both hands in.his empty pockets,
and his hat tipped restlessly doWn over
his eyes. 'A greater contrast could
hardly have been imagined thin ex
isted between this slovenly, iipedy,
wretched looking man and the trim,
tidy, cheerful little Major Teller of six
hours ago ! He caughta fleeting glance
of himself in a mirror belonging to
some picture-frame store, as he saunter
ed by—it startled oven himself.
I wouldn't have known myself,' hi
muttered; gloomily. I Well—l'm nm •-
ried flow—married to Patience Peal
Hp stopped at the street coe ,
H m 1
certain which way to go. But it 6 lie
gazed, the bright, steely glimpse of the
river caught his eye.
All right,' muttered Sempronius,
moodily, 'l'll go and drown myself;
it's a short way out of a long lane of
difficulty. Anything but going back
to Patience Pettigrew !'
He went down with long, determined
strides, toward the shining, bread
stream, where the ships lay peacefully
at anchorond the little bbats shot hith
er and thither and the waves 'sparkled
up like sheets of diamonds. All these
things Major Teller saw, without mark
ing them, as ho made resolutely for the
' Want. a boat, sir?' demanded a
Yes,' said the Major, I want Char
on's boat to row'me over Styx
Don't know him, sir,' Said the puz
Med boatman, but mine is sound an(
The Major waited to hehr no more
but gave a blind, downward jump.
Down, down, with that particulai
sinisation of falling so familiar to us
' Beg pardon, sir, lint the Church is
going to shut up, and everyone's gone.
I lope you have had a good nap, sir!'
The sexton spoke sarcastically, but
in his tones Major Teller recognized
'lope and freedom. He started wildly
to his feet.
Then Pm not married after all, sex
Married, sir ! Not unless you've
been u►arried in your dreams!'
That's it's exactly ejeculated the
Major, jumping up, I've been asleep
and dreaming 1
Major Teller satisfied the sexton with
a donation whose liberality astonished
even that, personage, and went at once
to the - Hotel to engage rooms.
I'll send for my things,' he thought,
I won't go back to that house, lest Miss
Patience- Pettigrew', should do some-
thing desperate. l'in not marrled,.and
I don't wan to be t } Lulled!'
The Major was right. Discretion is
the hettei part of vor—and Miss Pa
tieneb Pettigrew remains Miss Patience
Pettigrew still! But Major Teller goes
to ehurch very regularly;now !
Make it so Plain That I Can Get
Hold of It."
On the sixteenth day after the battle
of Oettysburg I entered the room where
a young wounded Colonel was apparent
ly near to death. As I entered he was
roused from his stupor, and beckoned
me to his beadsido, and threw his feeble
arms around my neck.
Oh, My Wiwi., how glad l am to
see you! I was afraid you would rot.
come till it was too late. lam too lee
ble to say much, though I have a great
many things to say to you : you mtist
do all the talking.—Tell_ me all about
dear mother and sister.'
ioon perceived that there was no
hope entertained of hi l - recovery, and
inquired of the doctor, • .
Doctor, how long do you-think he
Not wore than four days. IHe may
drop off at any hour.'
4 Have you, or has any one, told him
of his real condition ?' ,
,` No; ove have left that painful duty
for. you to do, as we have been expec
ting your arrival for several daYs.'
As I entered the room with thedread
ed message of death pressing; oil my
heart, the t'SCS of my son fastened on
Conic, sit by my side, father. lfave
you been talking with the doctor about
' I • C „ 4 ,
Ilia he tell you ? Does -lie
liink I 011111 recover'
.There waft a painful lie:.itatkm for a
` Don't he afraid to tell me just what
' Ho told me you must die !'
1-low long does he think I can live'
`Not to exceed four days, and that
you may drop away any hour.'
With great agitation ho exclaimed.
Father, is that so! Then I Must die!
1 cannot, Fniust not die! ol► ! I am not
prepared to die now. Do tell me how 1
can get ready ! Make it so plain that I
can get hold of it. T6ll me in a lew
Words, if you•• can, so that I can see it
plainly. I know you can father, for I
used to hear you explain it to ethers.'
"I'w:is no time now for tears, but for
calmness and• light, by which to lead
the soul to Christ, and both were given.
Ary son, 7 see you are afraid to die.'
Yes ; I am.'
Well, I•suppose you feel guilty ?,
Yes, that is it. I have been a wicked
young man. You know how it is ill
the army.' - '
' •Nyou want to be forgiven, don't you
'O, yes! that k what I want. Can
I he father."
'Can I know it before I die '
it '``) P lain
AL once an incident, which occurred
during the school days of my son, ca IMI
to my mind. I had not thought of it
before for several yea's. Now : a, came
back to me, fresh with its interest, and
just what was wanted to guide the agi
tated heart of this young inquirer to
' Do you remember while at sehon
in -r-- you came home one day, and, I
having occasion to yebike you, ;you
became angry, and jabused tno With
Yes, father, I was thinking about it
a few days ago, :el I thought of you
coming to see are, and felt so badly
about, iL that I wanted to see you, and
once more ask you to forgive me.'
D'o you remember how, after the
pftroxymm•of your anger had subsided,
you came - , in and threw your arms
around my neck, and said. My dear
father, lan sorry I abused you so. It
was not -YOU(' lON' lug son that (lid - it. I
was very angry. Wnn't you forgive
Yes, I. remember it very distinctly.'
• Do you remember what I said as you
wept upon my neck.' L
Very well. You said, I forgive you
with all my heart,' tout kissed me.
shall never forget those words.'
Did you believe me.' •
'Certaittly,l never doubted your word:
bid you then feel happy again.'
Yes, perfectly, and since that time
I have always Hived you more than ev
er heroic. 1 shall never forget how it.
relieved me when you looked upon me
so kindly, and said:
I forgive you with all my heart.'
Well now, this is just the way to
conic to Jesus. Tell him lam sorry'
just as you told 'ine, and ten thousand
tunes quicker than a father's love will
lie forgive you.
\Vill hefergive me.'
\Vill he forgive you. He says ,he
will. Then yen inust take his word for
it, just as you did mine.'
\Vhy, father, is that the way to he
come /a Christian `:"
I/don't know of any other.'
`/Why, father, 1 can get hold of this.
I so glad yOu have come to tell me
Ile turned his hea.d upon his pillow
for rest. I. sank into my chair and wept
freely, for n►y heart could no longer
suppress its emotions. I had done ►ay
work, and committed the ease to Christ.
lie, too, T was soon assured, had done
The broken heart had made its con
fession; had heard what it longed for.
forgive you,' and believed it.
I soon felt the nervous hand on my
head, and heard the word father' in
such a tone of tenderness and joy that
I knew the change had conic,
Father, my dear father, I don't want
you to weep any more ; you need not.
lam perfectly happy now. Jesus has
forgiven me. I know he has, for lie
says, so, and I take his word for it. just
as I did yours.' '
The doctor soon came in, and found
mini cheerful and happy—looked at him
—felt his pulse, which he had been
watching with intense anxiety, and
Why, Colonel, you look better.'
' T a►u better, doctor. lam going to
get well. My father has told mo how
to become a christian and I am very
I believe I shall recover, for Clod has
heard my prayer. Doctor, I want you
should become a Christian too. My
father can tell you how to get hold of it.'
The colonel still lives a member of
the Church of Christ.
I was made
‘ a better man, and better
minister by that scene, where this dear
:1011, struggling with his guilt and fear
of death, \mailed to' Jesus and found'
the pardon of his sins.
I therefore resolved never to forget
that charge he made me, in his -e. - -
Make it so plain that I can get hold
Fools and obstinate people make law
• [Prom the New York Ledger.]
SHALL I BEGIN To USE TOBACCO'?
Ely 'HENRY WARD BEECiLER
A correspondenqolicits our candid
opinion, through I' fo Ledger, respect
ing the use of Tobacco. WO shall give
it willingly. We are not disposed to
take extreme ground on the Tobacco
queston, although we entertain very
positive convictions of the mischiefs
which attend its use. As is ustial in all
discussions, two extremes are doielOp
ed in Inn controversy respeethig tobac
co. Ono party regards the use of tobac
co as an, evil, an evil only, and that con
tinually-;-.it holds that there is no such
thing as moderation in evil ; and that
the least use of the weed is pernicious,
imparing the health and shortening the
life. On the other hand,,the advocates
of smoking and chewing take the bull
by the horns, and undertake to demon
strate front the latest grounds of physi
blogy, that tobacco is' an article whose
use, in due moderation, economizes the
nervous force, repairs cerebral wastes,
and prolongs life,
,lye shall not take
part in the controver'. There are soy,-
eral grounds on which we would dis
suade young men w ho have not formed
the habit of using tobacco from ever
learning to use it.
1. It is not necessary to health or to
comfort. No one has a natural craving
for it. On the contrary, it is utterly're
pugnant to a natural appetite. - it of
fends the senses and every vital organ.
Men are obliged to train themselves in
to its use. The stomach, the heart, and
the brain all protest against it, and sub-
Nnit, at length, only as they would tb
any other medicinal agent. That it
may become; after long use, necessary
Ito comfort, and even to the health, is
:eta sing of it only what may be said of
opium, of strychnine, and of arsenic,
- alit of tvhich are employed for the very
sante purpose that tobacco is, viz : to
produce excitement. But the need is
secondary, artificial, and acquired. No
titan in health cares to use tobacco be
cause he needs it.. The habit begins in
puerile imitation. It is an apish trick.
Boys revolt against boyhood, and think
they are,men when old enough to copy
the faults of an imperfect manhood.—
They are very apt to crawl into man
heed through the dirty door of vice.
it May lie said that, though there is
no minimal craving fer any particular
ding, 11,1:e tobacco, yet in a highly arti-,
tidal spite of society men crave• stimu
butts, and that tobacco. alcohol, &c., if
used with rigid nit tderation, adapt
themselves as artificial supplies to an
That men living under the highly ex
citing conditions of modern society need
certain stimulants, we are not disposed
to deny. But in selecting ono shOuld
avoid those which are peculiarly liable
to abuse, and employ those which ex
perience has shown to be safe: Tea and
coffee are useful stimulants. They are
not degenerating.. .Whateve4 use to
bacco and Wine are alleged to have in
repairing' nervous wastes,,tea and coffee
will sert.e in like manner, without the
temptations to excess_ which go with
these more violent- drugs.
'. The -habit of using tobacco leads
men to vulgarity. I_ do not by any
means say that every•nser of tobacco is
vulg,ar, or that every one who betakes
betakes himself to it will, of necessity,
t .•,-,„.,,,,t 0 • t t• Jll.l . 2 .,, tll stter of fac t .
users of tobacco grow ind -l iflerent to toe
feelings of others, anti habitually keep
before the eyes of their companions dis
gustful things, whirls true refinement
would hide, or suppress. Even brute
animals, inoveil by inee instinct, learn
Lo hide the excretions of the body. The
much abused pig prefers cleanliness.—
(.live h hoe pure water' a clean bed, and
he will keep himself clean.
ltut, whatever rare and polite excep
tions there may be, it is undeniable
that the users of Tobacco become indif
ferent to others' feelings, and shot k the
tastes of men with scarcely the con
svitatsness or ()trending. '('lie Clymer
squirts his saliva as if lie were a liquid
artillery man. The smoker carries in
lii :4 hair, his raiment, and in his breath
the fetid odor of tobacco. To_some the
fresh smoke of good tobacco is not dis
agreeable. 'Hut the residual smell which
lingers in the Ripe, on the clothes, or on
the person, is disgustful to every one.-
1 f elm will use tobacco, he should at
least thereafter carefully purge and pu
rify himself. Hut it have observed that
persons who in all other things have
gent lent:mly instincts, in the use of to
have° seem to loge delicacy and gene
rosily. I see a great degree of selfish
ness, and of indifference to others' coin
Ina and feelings, in the use of this ar
I do not say that tobacco bruti
ies feelings. But I have noticed
hat users of tobacco arc, as a class, less
easeful of °trending the tastes of others
than are their fellows Of the same rank.,l;
in life who do not use it.
:t. Tobacco has, ;won some constitu
tions,ia most deleterious effect, e
used moderately. No one - (Ai
beforehand tell whether he will be its
victim. That it acts upon many as an
insidious nerve' poison, leading to dys
pepsia, to headaches, to various derange
ments of the nervous system ,'seems be
yond a doubt. Thousands of persons,
after long mulching, have found them
selves, restored ,to health, by simply dis
continuing tlio use of tobacco. That,in
such cases, thehe is an affinity between
drinking and smoking,l can hardly be
doubted. That, in some cases, cases it leads
to intemperance, seems clear.
Why should one incur the ,remotest
danger, by learning to use a - disagree
able narcotic agent that, a healthy luau
has no sort of need of?
4. There is an argument of personal
liberty and of personal purity ,that, has
always seemed to 115 should be sufficient
with a generous and halorable nature.
The haliit of using tobacco once formed,
is well-nigh invincible. Now, no man
of self-respect, not, already entangled,
should choose to go into bondage, to be
come a slave to matter of sensnous en
Viler() is, also, a ieason of personal
cleanliness. No man; who habitually
uses tobacco - 1401 rniistf he - 0111.-insive to
delicate tastes. It is almatter df proper
pride for one to be cil[liscions that his
person is pure, his skin sound, his
mouth clean, his eye cool and clear.—
If One is unwilling to wear a filthy coat,
how much less should he he willing to
carry atilthy person ? Now and then a
tobaceo 'user may, by, great care, hide
the effects of it on his person. •But in
Gtr the greater numberi of 'instances,
eve" oloollg well - bred people, one eton
at olive see or smell, or both, the Sig"
and elliTts of the noisome weed.
Wit hardly hope to inthienceanY one
on whom the 1 i lit fix/ 4 - We do
hope to dissuade some votolg men from
forming a habit A-40,4. utterly ,
neees, a ry to h ea lth :old own fort,
in luu , l, i h m ai ,, es is tinwholeSome,
which ; • :I ,, i iikes personal : cleanliness,
:oldie's One iliVindthlY afienSnOUS
:,id whieff-changes delicacy and
kindness to a selfish indilVerenee to the
comfort, a oil con yen ienct4of all who are
, brought in contact with us.
' Well, farmer, you told us your wood
was a good" 'Ace for hunting; now
we've trampeir through - it for three
nour4; and found no game.' 3 ust so,
Well, I calculate, 119 a general thing,
the less game there is, the more •hunt
ing you have.'
with a now a vario noportmo'n% of
and are prepared to execute neatlyand promptly
POSTERS, HANDBILLS, OIRCULARS;BILL
HEADS, CARDS, PAMPHLETS, 4t0., &o.
Deeds, Mortgagos„Leases, and a full assortment
of Constables' and Justices' Blanks on band.
People living at a distance can depondon hav
ing their work done promptly and sent back in
There had_been a good many bur
glaries of late, Thomas,' said Mr. Thorn
ton, as he wasabout leaving the bank
for the day, `and I have been thinking
it might be well if you remained here
nights for the present—especially as
one of the entrance keys is missing;and
may have gotten into wrong hands.'
I have been thinking the same my-,
self, sir,' fhomas answered: can lie
on the lounge there, you see, in the .
back office, quite comfortable like.'
e, And sleep through a dozen safe-ex
plosions, most likely, arid never lose a
Never fear sir; the stirring - of a
mouse wakes me.'
take this revolver, then;
suppose you know how to use it ?'
Thomas hoped he did ; hoped he
nadn't been four years in the army with
out learning that much.
And so Thomas was loft on guard,
and the riehbanker, who had outstayed
all his clerks thi4 evening, took his de
_ Mr. Thornton was a'widower,. having
an only son, whom he had set his heart
'on marrying to a ward of his, a •young
heiress, whose fortune had lost nothing
under his Management, the fruits of
which he Would have been loth to see
reaped by a stranger.
But Mary Burton had a will, as well
as a heart -of her own, and - naturally
felt that the former was entitled to some
share in the disposal of the latter.
She esteemed Edward Thonrton, but
she both loved and esteemed Lawrence
Ridgeley, and that made a mighty dif
ference. As for the young men, they
were both her adorers, though Edward
knew his suit was hopeless, and had
long ceased to press it. There was
even a warm friendship between him
self and his rival. They had been class
mates and companions in the days
when Lawrence Ridgeley's father was
a prosperous merchant, whose son was
little likely ever to be under the ne
cessity of earning his bread, as he was
now doing, in the position of a hard
worked clerk in the banking house of
That gentleman, we have said, had.
set his heart ou the marriage of his son
to his ward, and he was not slow in
discovering that Lawrence Ilidgeley
was a serious impediment to his plans
an impediment which he would have
gladly removed without being over
scrupulous as to the means, for ho was
a hard and cruel man to those whom
he conceived to stand in the way.
'Before Lawrence Itidgeley left the
'bank on the evening in question, he
receiVed direction fromi Mr. Thornton
to meet the latter in his library, after
,tea, to assist in the preparation of some
foreign correspondence to go out by
next day's steamer.
The young clerk was on hand at the
appointed time. He wrote, at his em
ployer's dictation, whenit became ne
cessary to . the further progress of their
work to consult soine' papers, which
Mr. Thornton remembered he had 'left
on the desk in his private room at the
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND FAST PRESSES,
As there was no getting, on without
the absent' piipers. Ridgeley offered to
go and get them. Mr. Thornton ap
peared pleased with 'his promptness,
and apologized with unusual civility
for accepting the offer.
Lawrence at once set (int • on his
3 - 11> wa,w I, , niting at a crossing
for the next street car, when Edward
Thornton accosted him :
' Which way so late?' •
' I'm going to the bank,' , said Law
ience, for a package of papers which
your father wishes to consult to-night.'
Aim, that reminds Me—l will save
you the trip with your, permigsion.
forgot 3 pared ' them,' this afternoon
which I will need in the morning ;—so
if you will tell me where the papers aro
to he found, I will do your errand and
mine at the same
But I could firing youi parcel.'
' You would never be able to find it,
or to know it if you did ; the worst
- possible hand at descriptions and direc
tions. So give me the door-key, and
tell me where the papers are.'
' They are on your" father's desk,'
said Lawrence, handing him the key ;
and just then a car was passing, which
Edward hailed and entered.
Nearly an hour would be required t
go to the bank and return, and LaNi -- -
renee infinitely preferred a stroll in the
bright moonlight to passing the time in
Mr. Thornton's sombre company.
A short walk brought him to one of
those beautiful squares which here and
there, like oases in a desert, relieve the
monotony of his peopled wildernesS.
The walks 'true now quite deserted,
and everything was still, save the mur-
mur of a fountain whose dancing spray
as it sparkled in ithe shimmering light
developed a series of tints, varied as the
hues of hope and changeless only in
- All lovers aie poetic. - No Wonder,
Then, that Lawrence Ridgeley, tinder
the enchantment of such a scene, sat
and dreamed away an hour before he
had thought well began. But the
striking of a clock recalled him from
his reverie, and -he knew it was time to
return to his employer, who, he feared
had already been kept waiting.
Mr. Thornton met him with ri lower
ing and sinister look, in which a tinge
of disappointment was visible.
Well have you brought the papers?
You have taken your time at least.'
' I have not been at the bank, Sir ;
Mr. Thornton'; face was like marble.
4 Edward! AV ;Mit of Edward?' he ex
claimed, frantic with excitenient.
Lawrence briefly explained .how it
had happened that EdwardlAutd gone
to the hank in his stead.
Simple as was the recital, the liLtener
seemed paralyzed at, it. Hl ) clutched at
the nearest object for sup ort. Then
recovering himself with a - desperate
effort, he rushed toward the door but
before reaching' it his steps were arres
ted by-a violent ringing of the bell.
4 Great God !' he cried, 'it is too late!'
And he sank shivering into a seat, and
Covered his face with his hands.
Lawrence opened the door, and a
stranger presented himself. ,
' Can 1 see Mr. Thornton'?' he in
Lawrence coo (t neted Mtn to his ',ern
' I bring you sad news, Mr. Thorn-
Tait the messenger might have spared
himself the trouble of telling it. None
kneiv better than Abel Th6raton that
the snare which he had spread for an
other's life had proved destructive to
that of liks child. lie licciintended
that Lawrence Itidgeley, enuring the
bank al an - Mireasonable hour, without
knowing any one was on watch, and
consequently taking no care to inn
nominee himself, should bo fired, upon
and slain as a burglar. Everything
had worked as lie had planued, but the
victim was his own son !
Insanity is a boon when it - brings for
getfulness of ills too grievous to be
borne; but not such- is the insanity
which now comigns Abel Thornton. to
a maniac's cell. tlbastly visions of his
crime are ever present to haunt his
waking, and still more hoilibly to tor
ment his sleeping hours.
Which is the worst, to execute a man's
portrait or to burn his effigy.