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GEO. 8. TUTTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Tunkhannock, Pa. Office in Stark's Biick
Block, Tioga street.
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at Beemer's Hotel, when not professionally absent.
Falls, Oct. 10, 1861.
DR. J. C. BECKER V Co.,
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS,
Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Wy
ming that they bave located at Tunkhannock wher
hey will promptly attend to all calls in the line of
neir profession. May Le found at his Drug St.iro
when not professionally absent.
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LATE AMERICAN HOUSE/
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING CO., PA.
THIS establishment has recently been refitted and
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who patronize the H'.u=e.
T. B WALL, Owner and Proprietor.
Tunkhannock, September 11, 1861.
WYOMING COUNTY, PENXA.
JOHN MAYNARD, Proprietor.
HAVING taken the Hotel, in the Borough of
Tunkhannock. recently occupied by Riley
Warner, the proprietor respectfully solicits a share of
public patronage. The House has been thoroughly
repaired, and the comforts and accomodations of a
first class Hotel, will be found by all who may favor
t with their oustom. September 11, 1861.
HORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA
IVm. H. CORTRIGHT, Prop'r
HAVING resumed the proprietorship of the above
Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
fender the house an agreeable place of sojourn for
all who may favor it with their custom.
Wm. 11 CCRTRIHUT.
June, 3rd, 1863
M OILMAN, has permanently located in Tunk
• haunock Borough, and respectfully tenders his
professional services to the citizens of this place and
_ ALL WORK WARRANTED, TO GIVE SATIS-
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Dec. 11, lfifll.
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tv to communicate to his afflicted fellow creatures
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prescription used. Direct to Dr JOHN M. DAONALL,
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Freah Ground Plaster in (Quantities
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[Published by Request.J
From the Portage Ohio Sentinel.
The following Poetn was written by Mr.
LKVI STODDARD, formerly of Urinific Id, Ohio.
It was found deposited in the ballot-box in
Brimfield, on the 11th of October, 1853.
The writer, (who is now in the 84th year of
his age.) was long and favorably known in
Litchfield, Conn., for his musical talents, his
amiable eccentricities of character, and his
many ingenious contributions to the press in
that town, when under the superintendence
of the late ISAIAIJ BOUNCE, Esq :
WRITTEN FOK THE COMING
On the billows of Time, I've continued to roll,
Till its surges have brought me once more to the Poll;
I come to entreat, to exhort and advise
All parties to vote tor the good and the wise ;
They're the bulworks of freedom, the salt of our
The first to obey and the best to command,
'Tis wisdom and virtue exaltelh the nation,
But vice is degrading in whatever station.
Then call me a Democrat, call me a Whig—
For a choice in the titles I'd not give a fig;
I was taught in the Jefferson Democrat school,
When measures, not incn, was the cardinal rule,
When Democrat measures havo had the control,
I've been true as the needle that points to the pole;
But when they've contended about a mere name,
I've left theiu to shuffle and play their own game ;
As with the Democrats, so with the Whigs.
When wrong, they must fiddle and dance their own
When Taylor was fighting our battles for peace,
Each action bis fame and bis merits increased ;
lie was prudent in council and brave in the field,
No numbers or b irriers induced him to yield ;
He sat unappalled, where the heralds of death
Were hissing round him, above and beneath ;
With eyes of discernment he viewed the dark foe,
With wisdom au.l firmness directed each blow.
Though bold and intrepid, still he was kind,
An I would not leave hi? disabled behind.
The aims of his country to glory he raised,
llis wisdom and prudence each Democrat praised,
But when it was runiori d that he w as a Whig,
They set hiin aside as a rusty old prig:
I thought such indignity rattier unfair,
And welcomed him into the President's chair ;
But God in his Providence called him away,
To receive his reward in the mansions of day.
Our new Constitution I mainly approve.
Tog ain its adoption conscientiously strove.
I readily voted fur Governor Wood,
I knew he was candid, impartial and good.
I trust that Ohio will shiuo in her station,
The most brilliant star in the great constellation :
But still there are some, it grieves me to say,
That would barter our peace and our union away ;
They profess great concern for the African slave,
1 fear their concern is more uiubUious than grave ;
If their plans were successfully brought t • a close,
At a legal election each candidate choose,
And sworn into office according to law,
They could not free a slave that was hound with a
Their efforts are vain, they are under restriction,
The slaves still remain beyond their jurisdiction.
If they tear into fragments our wise Constitution,
Involve us in anarchy, war and confusion,
Before they can liberate tweniy-fivo slaves,
Ten thousand bravo freemen they'll send t their
Atter this fearful and bloody digester,
The slave will obey the commands of his master :
I know they are human, but still I aver
That nature has placed them a grade below par;
If the blood of our ancestors ran in their veins,
llow soon would these Africans throw off their chains
They'd rise in conjunction, and this be their cry,
Like freemen we live, or like freemen w-> die!
This bold intervention would spread such alarms,
As would soon bring their haughty oppressor to
It was wrong to entice or to force them away
From acountry that nature had formed for theirstay,
The wrongs of my country I deeply deplore,
No Northern Freesuilor can do any more.
I am no friend to slavery, far be it from me,
If I owned a slave I would set him tree :
And when I released him from under my hand,
I would transport him back to his forefathers land :
Until this can be di.no, I freely declare,
I am willing the slaves should remain where they
I havs oft been reminded that we are all brothers,
But Isaac and had two different mothers,
One gendered to bondage, the other was free ;
Thus runs the iintnutab'e All wise decree.
Again they refer me to some higher law,
I appeal to the highest that man ever saw.
On the page of D'vine Inspiration I find
The duti'-s of master and servant defined ;
St. Paul and St. Peter repeatedly sajr
That servants should always their masters Obey.
St Paul found a runaway servant in Rome,
With a friendly epistle he sent the slave home,
M ith solemn injunction that he should thereafter
Observe and obey the commands of his master.
The examples and precepts of that highest law,
The visions of angels or man never saw.
I believe a slaveholder niny be as good
As any Freesoiler that's lived since the flood ;
Else where are the Patriarchs, where the good Seer
That punished his covetous servant severe?
Behold St. Elijah, the first of mankind,
He left an obedient servant behind :
He passed over Jordon, threw off his old leaven.
In a chariot of glory ascended to Heaven.
Many mere texts of the like affirmation,
I could readily quote from Divine Inspiration ;
When the Savior his banner of mercy unfurled,
He told us nis kingdom w3 not of this world,
lie came to redeem from the bondage of sin,
His kingdom is virtue implanted within :
His redemption included the whole human race,
The master and slave have access to his zrace ;
He taught his disciples with dilligent care,
To remain in the same situation they were :
If any were calle I being bound with a chain,
They became tbe Lord's freemen, so let them remain;
If others were called, being legally'free,
They beoamo the Lord's servants, thus runs the de
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGHT. "—Thomas Jefferson.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 1863.
Oh! the depths of tho wisdom and knowledge of
Let's bow to his tbrono and submit to bis rod :
Lis ways are unsearchable, past finding out,
In the means he's appointed to bring them about;
He takes up the islands as very small things,
He holds in his ham Is the devices of kings,
Like rivers he turns them wherever ho will;
His decrees to enforce, his designs to fulfil.
His way3 may be dark to tho offsprings of dust,
His mercies are suro, his judgments are just;
lie comes in his glory to rule and to reign,
He solves tho enigmy, the mystery explains,
Our God i? the author of union and peace,
May his kingdom advance and subjects increase.
Our union has raised us to that high renown,
From which on the kings of the earth we look down ;
Our empire exteuds from the east to the west,
With peace and with plenty our union is blest;
Tho flag of our union waves proud o'er the world,
Respected and honored wherever unfurled.
These are the blessings our Union has brought,
The blessings for which our brave ancestors fought.
What lovers of freedom can court the dark hour,
When the foes of oi r freedom possess regal po.ver;
If disunion prevails, and blest union retires.
On the plains of Phillippi our freedom expires ;
Our stars and our stripes will be struck t> the foe ;
And the. tree of our liberty fall by the blow ;
Our eagle receive au incurable wound,
And sickened, and cowering, descend lo tho ground.
I call on the statesman, I call on the printer,
To advocate Union thro' summer and winter ;
I call on the doctors of eminent skill,
To administer Union with every pill;
I call on the mechanics, I call on tho farmers,
To cultivate Union with plows and with hammers ;
I call, on tho Laity, call on the Priests
To advocate harmony, union and peace
Let the fair sex tho anthem of union prolong,
Till the wile arch of Heaven re-echoes the song;
Let all hearts and voices in un son mingle,
Till they make every ear of disunion to tingle.
Let us follow the great Wa-hin gton's admonition,
And frown on the man that would name a disunion.
Let union and freedom in harmony run,
Till the last trump of Gabriel shall clow out the sun.
Now, brother freeman, I bid you adieu,
To Go.l and your country prove faithful and true ;
May peace and prosperity bind you together,
And the blessings of Heaven attend you forever,
With tears ot affection bedewing my face,
I tender my hand for a farewell embrace ;
But don't shake it roughly its feeble, you know,
But kindly impress it und then let it go.
Now ray pledge is redeemed, and my song at an end'
But still may you hail nie your faithful old fried.
Should the sands of my life still continue to run,
Till another important election shall come,
And I to the ballot my ticket should bring,
I will cordially greet you, but never more sing :
My harp is de ayed, its cords arc nil strained
No more will (hey sound from the sweep of my hand
F ur score and two winters have raraged our clitne,
Since my name was enrolled on the records of time.
What bard could suppose that I longer could play
On a harp that I tuuod in a juvenile day ?
My utmost emlearor no capital brings.
My harp to repair or furnish new stiings.
Brimfield. Oct 19th, 1853.
Tll K STAC* F. DIIIVEH.
BV MISS S C. E MAYO
Over the Torr-y htlU regularly came and
went, on alternate days, one of the numerous
mail stages from Vermont, ft -was a new
coach Ireshiy painted in Iright yellow with
large bouquets of red roses upon the panelling,
ami narrow black stripes upon the wheels.
Bandboxes, covered With blue, green, pink<
white, yellow and parii-colored paper, or per
haps carelully secured from the incidents of
ajonrney by a hag of coarse brown cloth,
were piled together with valises, carpet bags
and bundles of various shapes and sizes, in
huge mountains upon the top. Among these,
occasionally, an ''extra passenger found a place
—nine grown persons and five small children
within and, six upon, and above, the driver's
box without, being considered the full com
plement for a load. To speak of the trunks
behind, would requ're a greater compass of
arithmetic than we possess. They were of
wood, of hair, of leather; black, red, yellow,
white, blue; some strapped and buckled'
some corded with ropes; some whose shatter
ed locks had half burst away from their
screws, ana a few smaller ones upon the top
sporting iheir brass padlocks. Tljis vehicle
was drawn by six large white horses always
in the finest order and hey-day 6pints. In
short, it was an exhilarating sight, that, whirl
ing, rumbling, rattling, jolting little world,
regularly revolving in its orbit, and changing
its passengers noofieuer than this large whirl
ing, rattling world, that we call Earth.
Well, as we have said, dady rolled and
rumbled this gay mail stage over the Torrey
hills ; and daily ran Lizzy Hatch to ihe win
dow, to glance between the scarlet bean-vines
—at what ? The white horses, or the stage
coach ? The bandboxes, or the trunks ?
The passengers, or—the rosy cheeked young
driver? Wo will not say. Peep she did,
with her bright little laughing eyes, and
smile she d'd with her sweet rosy hps.
" What makes him always so merry, I won
der!" thought she.—"What can he be al
way singing about so loud ? One would
think that on a rainy day, at least, he might
be sober; but instead of that, he only screams
the louder when the rain pours the hardest •'
'• What a curious iittle chick that must be
always prying between the bean vines !" dai
ly thought the rosy cheeked driver, when
passing the house of fanner Hatch. " One
would think she might sometimes be at work
instead of which, there she forever stands
thinking herself hid by the bean-flowers
which only make her show the fairer. She's
a sweet little witch on my word !
Fal de ral, lal de ral
Fal de rol, lal de ra !
Gee up ! whoa there ! ginoral !"
The gay painted stage-coach could be seen
a long way up and oft' from Farmer Hatch's
western windows, for, from the;r door-way,
the hill rose up, and up. till it seemed fair to
touch tho skv ; and tho roach came rattling
down, and down, and down, till one would
verily think it was sent on a despatch to the
bottomless abyss. So regularly every alter
nate morning at precisely eight o clock, Liz
zy shook up her bed in 'he western bed-room
and hung the snowy pillows on the window
sill to air ; and precisely at five o'clock on
every alternate afternoon, she sat sewing at
the east window in the parlor ; and precisely
at these very hours came either to or fro, the
yellow coach and the six white horses.
A quarter of a mile on the road below was
the Torrey post-office, tho store, the tailor's
shop, the church, and a few white and yellow
houses called the village. Ilore the stage
always stopped to have the mail changed, here
the driver jumped oil", and chatted with the
loungers about tho door ; here he met the lit
tle dandy tailor in his light blue pants, plaid
vest and. and invisible green coat, and deliv
ered him sundry packages from the city.—
Said tailor, by name Orlando Schneider, was
no unimportant personage in the eyes of
Frank Gale, the driver ; for though he had a
hearty contempt for foppishness, he had an
unaccountable dislike and dread of hi 3 pre
tentions in another direction. In short
Frank had often observed him strutting up to
the door of Fanner Hatch's Cottage on a
summer's afternoon, or loitering near the
open window where Lizzy sat; and it was
whispered by male gossips around the door
of the tavern and post-' tlice that a match was
hatching between the young people.
Now why should Frank care, if it were so ?
What claims had Un on a young maiden with
whmn he had never exchanged a word in his
life 7 None, to be sure, but then, he pshaw
ed and fretted at this match us though it
were doing him a great wrong ; and iie called
the tailor'* a blasted tool," though if this
were a -p.- men of his folly, it was one, it
must be . "Messed, which Frank would him
self have been both proud and happy to have
com mi ted.
•'1 don't believe it! I won't beiieve it,"
lie cried to himself. Lizzy Hatch would
never marry such a little tittering, twittering
spindle shanked jackanapes as he ! She's a
fool if she* does! but these girls are all run
ning mad after little tripping dandies in their
starched linens, and whalebones, strutting
about on their toes, because their pants won t
all ow them to sit down."
Thoughts similar to these were filling the
young driver's mind, as the coach rattled
down the hill one bright October morning.
Near the foot ot the hilt, there were several
dangerous inequalities in the road, which de
manded a slackening of the horses' speed, and
great skill and caution in the driver; at least,
this was supposed to be the case, from the
fact that Frank Gale always drew up the
reins, and moderated the cattle's p ice jus* at
this point. His eyes, meanwhile, instead cf
being fixed on their steps, wandered Indus
triously to the little bean-shaded window,
and the laughing, rosy hps behind. This
morning the lips were not there ; but pres
ently the little body herself skipped from the
door, and waved her handkerchief for Frank
to stop. He obeyed immediately, and Lizzy,
rising on tiptoe,(oh what little tiptoes those
were!) extended to him a small package.
" Will you please leave this bundle at Mrs
Wainwright's in Court St. 1 1 have forgot
ten the number hut you will find her sign on
the door—she is a dress maker. Here is the
ninepence for you."
" None of your ninepences fur me," said
Frank good humoredly, receiving the bundle,
but dropping the coin ; " I charge nothing for
serving an old friend,"
" But I cannot claim your services on that
score," replied Lizz}*.
'•At least call me such whenever I can be
of use to you," said Frank, eagerly.
"Oh! you are too good," Lizzy cried
laughi ig. " How many such ' old friends'
have you to serve ? You will find many ea
ger enough to be your friends in that way,"
'• But we have made friendship through
those little sly windows. Isn't it so ?"
" I shall draw the curtain® in future."
" What to pay me for carrying your bun
dles ? No, sit there every day, as you have
done before, and sometimes look up with a
smile when I pass. It will make ray day's
ride twenty miles shorter."
" Well, I will," said Lizzy gaily ; and then
skipping back into the house, left Frank, with
a light heart to pursue his way<
From this time numerous little packages
were sent to and fro; and very often a bunch
of autumn flowers, a golden peach, a large
red apple, or a fine cluster of grapes, was
found lying on the grass-plat under Lizzy's
window just alter the mail coach had passed.
But cool November days wefe coming. The
frost had laid its destructive haud upon the
bean-vines the little window was closed ; nev
er had Autumn seemed to Frank so desolate
as now, Whit increased his mortification,
was to oh r that little contemptible jacka
napes of an Orlando Schneider often seat
ed by the window and Lizzy not far distant.
The once merry, singing, roughish Frank,
grew sober, dumb, demure. His passengers
noted the change with regret, but cou'.d di
vine no cause. Frank himself did not fully
understand why he had lost his spirits- He
attributed it to the cursed chill winds ; and
to he sure they sweep down the long Torrey
hills somewhat fiercely, though he was not, in
reality, the man to mind them.
About a fortnight before Thanksgiving
when the weather was softer than usual, and
something like an Indian Summer atmosphere
seemed brooding over the hills, Lizzy once
more beckoned tho driver to stop to receive a
" Are you not tired of being troub'ed 7" she
asked in a voice that seemed to say I know
you are not."
" Yes Lizzy, I am !" he replied, somewhat
gravelybut I am not tired of doing aDy
thing to oblige you."
" And does any thing else ever trouble you
bul ine 7" she said, laughingly.
He was on the point of answering, " Orlan
do Schneider !" but he checked himself and
asked her soberly, what message she had for
" I am ashamed to trouble you," she re
plied, " but I have no other resource. I
want a pair of white kid gloves, which cannot
be obtained'in this part of the country. Do
you think you can inake such a Lady's pur
Frank jumped from his scat to the ground.
" Yes," he said if you will let me see the
size of your hand."
L zzy laughed and colored behind her little
stuffed hood, but held out her hand, which,
though it showed signs of having been useful
j lo employed, was nevertheless very small and
" What a little kitty's paw it is. Lizzy !
Nothing but the wild fox-glove from the fields
will fill it. Just tell me now, Lizzy, in se
cret, if it is wedding gloves you want ?"
Perhaps they will be worn on such an oc
casion," said .-he, smiling.
" And is Thanksgiving to he the day ?"
" Yes, and the hour, seven in the evening."
" May you be happy !" said Frank, sup
pressing a sigh, and turning to remount his
" And you, too," cried Lizzy, smiling agaiu
and showing her white teeth, like pearls
The next night Frank brought the white
gloves, and upon trial they proved to be a
perfect fit. Frank's minuteness of observa
tion was truly miraculous.
The next Monday morning, the gossip of
the post office and store door loungers all ran
upon the publishment of Schneider and Lizzy
Hatch. The matter was then no longer
doubtful, and Frank resigned himself to the
first dark and bitter disappointment of his
The day came at length in which ail hearts
are -pecially invited to gratitude ; the old
Stately Thanksgiving day, with its long dull
sermons, its sumptrous dinners, anJ its mer
ry party givings. The stage-driver, alone,
with this class, was not permitted to enjoy its
festivities. The same work remained for
him—the same long ride over the Torrey hills
broken only by a hasty dinner at the tavern,
and cheered only by the hope of rest at night.
The day was dark and drizzling. The
roads were muddy and dangerous. Night
fell in the middle of the afternoon. At five
o'clock it was densely dark. As he left the
Torrey tavern, they cautioned hun to look
out for a had place in the readjust above
Farmer Hatch's, on the bill. As he drew
near the critical spot, his eyes were caught
by the glare of the wedding illumination in
the Farmer's Cottage. Wreaths of evergreen
hung before the windows, and tall candles
were suspended among them. The dazzling
eflect of these lights, entirely took from his
eyes the power of seeing in the darkness be
fore him; and possibly also, the associations
connected therewith, might have rendered his
nerves slightly unsteady. Whatever might
have been the cause, it is certain that Frank
did not guide his horses with usual caution,
and beforo a thought of danger had occurred
to him, the coach upset, and poor Frank was
thrown with terrible force far dowu iuto the
The noise of thia disaster reaching the in
mates of the cottage, the old Farmer and his
two stout sons rushed forth to ascertain the
extent of the calamity. They found the
coach down upon its side, and the two passen
gers within crying out lustily for help. Hav
ing extricated these, who were fortunately
much more frightened than hurt, though a
little bruised, they began to search for Frank.
But Lizzy, with a lantern, was before them.
She had found hitn at the foot of a steep bank
on the road-side, lying bloody and senseless.
She cried out piteously for help. The Farm
er and his sons bore the poor youth into
their house. One then ran for a surgeon,
another to get help from the village to take
charge of the coach and horses. It was a
timo of general bustle and exeitement—
Frank, only was insensible to it. He lay in
Lizzy's own little bed-room, bathing her white
pillows with his blood. She stood by him
The surgeon came in a few moments, and
on applying restoratives, brought poor Frank
back to cosciousness But he was frightfully
bruised and wounded. The eurgoou watt
ITERMS: $1.60 PER
ociopied two hours in dressing his wounds,
while I.i2zy sat all the while scraping tfnt in
the adjoining room. Every now and then b®
would open his eyes and catch a gßuapsWof
her as she ran in aud out supplying the Sur
geon's calls. At last the bandages were <lf
applied, and Frank resigned to what little
rest he could hope to obtain with a bruised
bead and mangled limbs, fortunately no bones
were broken, 60 that his case did not see®*
very desperate. While he lay in his darken
ed room, with only a few rays from a rush
light behind a screen, the door softly opened,
and Lizzy entered in her bridal robe of whita
muslin. She looked pale and beautiful as a
spirit, in that dim light, and her yoice was as
sweet falling upon his dizzy brain.
"Forgive U3 all for leaving you a short
time," she said. " Perhaps you remember It
is the wedding night. The minister has af
rived, and they are only waiting for mc.—
You shall have better attention when that is
■■ Go. and God bless 3 - ou, Lizzy. Do Dot
think of ine. lam quite easy, and io want
of nothing. You have all been very kind to
me forgive me for bringing my sufferings her*
to disturb 3-our jo)-s. Why didn't you send
me back to the tavcru ? it was the place for
me to night."
Lizzy put her soft fingers gently over hie
lips. " Don't talk so," she whispered. "It
is the deepest of our thanksgivings to-aighs
that we have been able to do something ior
you. Think of that, and let it console you.-''
.Before he cculd reply she had glided softly
away from him, aud left the room. The
wedding ceremony was performed in the par->
lor adjoining ; and as he lay helpless upon hrs
pillow, he heard the deep voice of prayer*
lifted in consecration of the nuptial vows.—*
He heard the names spoken—Orlando Schnei
der, Elizabeth Hatch" ; then there was a
bustle of the guests seating themselves ; and
a general suppressed tittering, and murmur
ing, and rattling of plates, aud wine-glasses.
lhe hour was a long and painful one to
frank. At last the door opened into his
room again, and the old Farmer approached.
" Well, the job is over," he cried. " Consid
erable business we've doDe here in on*
•' I am afraid I am in your way, at this
time. 'eaid Frank, in a mournful voice, that
sounded strangely coming from his lips.
Not a jo*, foot a Scuueider takes
.lis wife away to-night, so we have an empty
crib just in time. We're just about packing
cm away, and then we 11 have an eye to you
lie left the room, and presently' Frank
heard a carriage drive to the door. As it
rolled slowly away, he could not suppress a
deep groan, not of bodily, but of mental tof"*
ture. " Are you in such pain ?" sighed a
tender, pitying voice iu his ear. " Can Ido
nothing for you ?"
" Why Lizzy ! how came you here ? I tho'fc
you were gone.tf
" Not I, nor do I intend to go."
A our father just told me that you were
io leave to night."
'• Oh uo, ycu misunderstood him. H*
meant the bride, not me."
•' Nut you !" cried Frank, almost springing
from his pillow, in spite of his wounds aud
bandages. " Who in the name of Heaven w
the bride, if not you ?"
"It is my auut Lizzy,' said she, laughing a
little rougishly, notwithstanding her pity for
" Ihen I have been deceived, and you arc!
not Scheider's wife ?"
'• No, thank heaven ! I am free from any
such claims. Aunt Lizzy is happy in being
married at the ripe age of forty, and Uncle
Orlando, in claiming with his wife's hand *
title to lire thousand dollars. lam far happi*
er in being here to wait upon you."
" Dear Lizzy ! weak and wonnded as I am,
not a being breathes this night with so thank
ful a heart as I, Tell tiie, LizZy, in a word,
is there a man in the world who has a claim
on you 7"
" Only my father"
1 hen I may lie here in peace, and dream
sweet dreams, may I not 7"
" Yes, any thing to make you happy."
" And you will wait ou me ?"
11 Yes, with pleasure."
" Then I am the happiest man alive.*'
Here the door opened, and old Farmef
Hatch entered with his wife, just as Frank
had managed to clasp Lizzy' 9 hand.
Ho ! ho ! another wedding iu the wind!"
But Lizzy ran out of the room in a twink
ling of an eye, or I am not certain that the
old Fanner would not have settled the bai*
gain at once. Any way, it was not many
weeks before the young people had settled it
for themselves, whichj after all, is much the
best way iu 6uch cases.
NAMES— There is much, nay, almoßt all in
names. The name is the earliest garment
yon wrap round the earth, to which it hence
forth cleaves more tenaciously (tor there are
names that have lasted nigh thirty centuries)
than the very skin. Not only all common
speech, but science—poetry itself—is no oth
er, if thou consider it, than a right naming.
JC39T* It is the best proof of the virtues of
s family circle to seo a bsppy firoide,
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