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Having recently added a large lot of new .Ten
AND CARD TYPE, we are prepared to do all
kinds of PLAIN AND FANCY PRINTING,
Such as Large Posters, with Cuts,
Sale Bills of all kinds, Sall Tickets,
Circuiars, Cards, Programmes, lye., &c.
Everything in the Job Printing line will be
done with neatness and dispatch, and at th e
lowest possible rates.
To tig 'People, of fin, tipifeo Sfee,s,
TN the month of December, 185 S, the under-
J. signed for the first time offered for sale to
the public Dr. J. Borer Dods Imperial Wine
Bittergiund in this short period they have gi ven
such universal satisfaction to the many thou
sands of persons who have tried them that it is
nOW an established article. The amount of
bodily and mental misery arising simply from
a neglest. of small complaints is surprising, and
it is thotefore of the utmost importance that a
strict attention to the least and most trilling
bodily ailment should be had ; for diseases of
the 'Emily must invariably street the mind.
The subscribers now only ask a trial of
.1)r..1. Lovee Dods' Intneriai Wine Bitters!
From all who have not used them. We chal
lenge the world to produce their equal.
These Bitters for the cure of Weak Stomachs,
General Debility, and fur Purifying and Em
riching the Blood, are absolutely unsurpassed
by any other remedy on earth.' To be assured
of this, it is only necessary to make the trial.
The Wine itself is of a very superior gustily,
being about one-third stronger the other wines ;
warming and invigorating the whole system
from the head to the feet. As the* bitters are
tonic and alterative in their charaCter, so they
strengthen 'and invigorate the whole system
and give a fnic tone and healthy action to all
its parts, by equalizing the circulation, me
moving obstructions, and produding a general
warmth. They are also excellent for Diseases
and Weakness peculair to Females, where a
tonic is required to strengt hen and brace the sys
tem. No lady, who is subject to lassitude and
faintness, should be without them, as they are
revivifying in their action.
These Bitters will not only cure, but prevent
disease, and in this respect are'doubly valua
ble to the person who may use thern.
For Incipient Consuii2ption.
Weak Dings, Indigestion, Dyoepsia, Diseases
of the Nervous System, Paralysis, Piks,
DR. D D'S'
• CELEBRATED WINE' BITTERS
Fur Sore Throat, so common among the
Clergy, they are truly valuable.. ,
For the aged and infirm, and for persons of
a weak constitution—for Nlittisters the Gas
pe', Lawyers, and all puttlic speakers---for
Book-Keepers, Tailors, Sea instresses,Studim ts,
Artists, and all persons leading a sedentary
they will prove truly beneficial.
As a Beverage, they are wholesome, inno
cent, and delicious to the taste. They produce
all tile exhilarating eflects of Brandy or Wipe,
without intoxicating; and are a valuable rem
edy for persons addicted to the use of exces
sive Strong drink, and Wlnt 'wish to refrain
from it. They are pure and entirely free from
the poisons contained in the adulterated Wines
and Liquors with which the country Is flooded.
These Bitters not only cure, but prevent Dis
ease, and should be used by all who live in a
country where the water Is bad, or where
Chills and Fevers aro prevalent. Being en
tirely innocent and harmless, they may be giv
en freely to Children and Infants with im
Physicians, Clergymen, and temperance ad
vocates, us an act of humanity, s h ould assist
in spreading these truly valuable Bitters over
.the land, and thereby essentially aid in bun , -
ishing Drunkenness and DiseaSe.
In all affections of the .Head, Sick Headarhe, - or
Nervous Headache, Dr. Dods' Imperial Wine
Bitters will be found to be most salutary and
The many certificates which have been ten
dered us, and the letters which we are daily
receiving, are conclusive proof that amen?: go
women these hitters have given a satiantotico
whith Ito others have ever done , before. .Ifti
woman in the land should be without theiri;
`add those who once use them will not iiiioo
keep a supply,
Dr. J. Bovee Dods' Imperial Wine Pelf's
Are prepared by an eminent and skillful
physician who has used them successfidiMm
his practice for the last twenty-five years , , tle
proprietor, before purchasing the evil!" lie
right to manufacture and sell Dr. J. 11 ' cte
Dod's gelebrated Imperial Wine Bitten, ad'
them tested by two distinguished isedisal
practitioners, who pronounced them a valutiVe
remedy for disease.
Although the medical men of the con ...,,
as a general thing, disapprove of Patent i‘fr .
Mines, yet we do not believe that a respeetail e
Physician can be found in the United sts
acquainted with their medical propeitiei, A' !.
will not highly approve Dr. J. Bocce Do'h
Imperial Wine Bilierh • ).
In all newly settled places, where there, ,
always a large, quantity of deca) in; Inn 0 :
from which a oisonous miasma is crea ~ ,
these bitters sh o uld d.be used every morning it
Dr. .T. Boyee Dods' Imperial Wine Bid.
Arc composed of a pure and unadulterd
Wine, combined with Barberry, sow , .
Seal, Comfiey, Wild Cherry Tree Bark, Sp;
nard, Chamomile Flowers, and Genota .,
They are manufactured by Dr. Dods blurt.
who is an experienced and successful Ph
clan, and hence should noP be Jested so.'
the quack nostrums which flood the c on:
and against which the medical proles:4.m
so justly prejudiced.
These Wily valuable Bitters have bee
thorougly tented by all classes of the condi )i
ty for almost every variety of disease incl'
to the human system, that rhat they ere , L
deetned indispensable as a
,Tonic, Medicine and a Beverage.—p
Ores BOTTLE!—IT COST BUT LITT'
Purify the Blood I—Give tone to tR,
Stomach I—Renovate the system
and Prolong Dle.
ytitioE .1 PER BOTTLE; 6 FOR :';
PREPARED AND SOLD BY
CHARL.ES WIDDIFIELD ,ts , CO.,
No. 78 New - York. -
For sale by druggists an grocers , ” , ..
eIIT throughout the country. FL .
Ihere made a discovery of the utnicr ; m
Poitance to every married person of e he
sex, and will send the lull particulars cone:ern
jag it to any one en receipt of a stamp A* Pa
return postage, Ad4ress
DR. J. 14. MA.RTELL,
1 . ;, - ' it
'`4 A .rte,,.`
Li- 32.adELer, Proprietor_
OLUMBIA INSURANCE COMP A.N Y
'his Company is authorized by its charter
sure in the county, or in boroughs, against
or damage by fire, on the mutual plan, for
length of time, limited or perpetual, either
cash, premium, or a premium note.
.PRE4-11UM NOTE SYSTEM:
rose who insure for a premium note will
&mil for five years, and subject to assess
: ts in case of losses.
CASH SYSTEM. -
ose who insure for a cash premium will
sured for any term not exceeding 5 years,
not subject to any assessments. One per
urn premium will be charged on farm pro
tor the term of five years.
rm property will be insured for the term
en years, for a deposit of three per cent. of
mount insured, the whole amount of the
ium note to be returned at the expiration
he policy, without interest, or the policy
be renewed for ten years, without any ex
.e, at the option of the insurer.
C. S. KAUFFMA Ni PRESIDENT.
ROE YOUNG, JR., Secretary.
MICHAEL H. MOORE, Vice President.
M. M. STRICK LER, Treasurer.
JAcon B. SH UM AN,
WYATT W. MILLER,
HENRY R. KNOTIV ELL . ,
ABRAHAM BRUNER, SR.,
HENRY E. WOLF.
Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa.
J. S. ROATH, AGENT, Maytown. ".•
arch 30, 1861-1 y
SUPPLEE & BRO„
IRON AND BRASS
d General Machinists, Second street,
Below Union, Columbia, Pa.
hey are prepared to make all kinds of Iron
s. :fings for Rolling Mills and Blast Furnaces,
tea, for Steam, Water and Gas ; Columns,
t nits, Cellar Doors, Weights, &c., for Buil
d gs, and castings of every description ;
STEAM ENGINES, AND BOILERS,
IN THE MOST MODERN AND IMPROVED
utter; Pumps, Brick Presses, Shafting and
Boys, Mill Gearing, Taps, Dies, Machinery
Mining and Tanning ; Brass Bearings,
•am & Blast Gauges, Lubricators, Oil Cocks,
lees for Steam, Gas, and Water; Brass Fit
t gs in all their variety; Boilers; Tanks, Flues,
; • aters, Stacks, Bolts, Nuts, Vault Doors,
BLACICSMITHING in GENERAL.
am long experience in building machinery we
ttcr ourselves that we can give general satis-
Bon to those why' may favor us with their
ers.lG-- Repairing promptly attended to.
Orders by mail addressed as above, will meet
th prompt attention. Pricm to suit the times.
T. R. SUPPLEE.
Columbia, October 20, 1860. 14-tf
LARKIN & 0 . 0.,
V 11411114) s,'floforff•ap(?
B. Corner _Eighth and Arch streets,
[ ENTRAK'E ON EIGHTH STREET,
FTER many years' experience in all the
trious branches of the Alt, the Proprietors
nfidently invite the attention of their friends
nd the public to their extensive establishment,
• hich presents the opportunity for procuring
w best pictures, equal at least, to any first
ass - Gallery in the United-States.
Preparations are complete fru executing all
le improved styles known to the Art. They
aye a patent arrangement for copying Da
tierreotypes, &c., &c., making them Life size,
desired—the only one of the kind in this
,mittry. Attached to this establishment are
iree coloring Artists.
Photographs, including Painting,
as low as $2 00.
Photographs, with Frame as low as $2 62
Photographs at 75 cents. Extra copies 50
PHOTOGRAPHS AT ONE DOLLAR
cts. or sii per doz. Life size Photo
graphs as low as s6,and I vorytype at
same price. Durable Ambrotypes at
50 cents and upwards.
A most extensive assortment of Gilt Frames,
rnbracmg a select and choice variety of the
:.test styles. Prices from 62 cents and up
Especial attention bestowed upon Life-sized
hotographs in oil, transferred from small plc
2res, and from life. Prices from $l5 to $lOO.
Instructions given in the Art.
February 23, 1813 1 -Iy.
E 0: W. WORRALL,
.3r SURGEON DENTIST,
Ling removed to the Rooms formerly occupied
by Dr. Swentzel, adjoining Spangler 4 Pat
terspn's Store, Market .Street, where he is now
prepared to wait on all who may feel
isposed to patronize him. * O
Dentistry in all its branches car
led on. TEETH inserted on the most approved
rinciples of Dprital science. All operations
n the mouth performed is a skillful and
:orkmanlike manner--:on fair principles and
ON VERY REASONABLE TERMS.
Having determined upon a permanent loca
on at this place, would ask a continuation
I the liberal patronage heretofore extended
o him, for which lie will render every possi.
le satisfaction. •
Ether administered to proper persons
ri HEAP READY-MADE CLOTHING!!
, tJ Having just returned from the city with
jt- nicely selected lot of Ready-made Clothing,
ig the undersigned is prepared to furnish at
'educed prices; havinglaidin a general assort
, e :tent of men and boys' clothing,.which he is
cutermined to sell LOW, FOR CASH. His stock
)nsists of ,Ovxn-Coals, DRESS, FROCK AND
i- , ACK COATS, PANTS, VESTS, PEAJACKETS,
I • lOUNDBOUTS, (IvliI) OVERHAULS, CRAVATS,
V JRAWERS, SHIRTS, HOISERY, UNDERSHIRTS,
';LOVES, SUSPENDERS, Bre.. Everything in the
E Burnishing Goods line. Call and examine he
:are purchasing elsewhere. Everything sold at
•Jrices to suit the times. JOHN BELL.
..orner of Elbow Lane and Market St.
next door to Cassel's Store
Marietta, October 29, 1856.
THE American Watches are among the best
timekeepers now in use, and for durability
:trength and simplicity far surpass any other
Attach made in the world.
H. L. 4- E. L ZAH AI
Corner of North Queen-st.,and Centre Square
Lancaster, Pa., have them for sale at the very
'owest rates—every watch accompanied with
the manufacturers guarrantee to ensure its gen
BARRELS Monongahela Whisky jus
GsJ received, which will be sold at the low
est market rates by the barrel or gallon at the
Enterprise Wine & Li4upr Store.
4.1). REESE, Mount Joy..
'ltubtributt VennsAtnia ( *mat for iljt
MARIETTA, SEPTEMBER 7, 1861.
DR. MOTT'S CIIALYBEATE
RESTORATIVE PILLS OF IRON
An Aperient and Stomachic preparation
c r on purified of Oxygen and Carbon
/ombustion in Hydrogen. Sanctioned bye
highest Medical Authorities, both in I
and the United States, and prescribed ii
The experience of thousands daily • ores
that no preparation of Iron can be compared
with it. Impurities of the blood, depression
of vital energy, pale and otherwise sickly
complexions, indicate its necessity in almost
every conceivable case.
Innoxious iu all maladies in which it has
been tried, it has proved absolutely curative in
each of the following complaints, viz :
in Debility, Nervous Affections, Emaciation,
Dyspepsia, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysente
ry, Incipient Consumption, Scrofulous Tubur
cutosis, fall Rheum, Alismenstruation,
aches, Rheumatism, Intermitlent Fevers, Pim
ples on the titre, 4.c.
in cases of General Debility, whether there
sult of acute disease, or of the continued dim
inution of nervous and muscular energy from
chrdnic complaints, one trial of this restorative
has proved successful to an extent which no
description nor written attestation would rend
er credible. Invalids so long bed-ridden as to
have become forgotten in their own neighbor
hoods, babe suddenly re-appeared in the busy
world as if just returned from protracted travel
in a distant land. Some very signal instances
of this kind are attested of female Sufferers,
emaciated victims of apparent marasmus, sane
guineous exhaustion, crittical changes, and
that complication of nervous and dyspepti
aversion to air and exercise for which the phy
sician has no name.
In Nervous Affections of all kinds, and for
reasons familiar to medical men, the operation
of this preparation of iron must necessarily be
salutary, for, unlike the old oxides, it is vitio
rously tonic, without being exciting and over
heating; and gently, regularly aperient, even
in the most obstinate cases of costiveness with
out ever being a gastric purgative, or inflicting
a disagreeable sensation.
It is this latter property, among others,
which makes it so- remarkably effectual and
permanent a remedy for Piles,. upon which it
also appears to' exert a distinct and specific
action, by dispersing the local tendency which
In Ds spepsia, innumerable as are its causes,
a single box of these Chalybeate Pills has often
sufficed for the most habitual cases, including
the attendant Costiveness.
In unchecked Diarrhaut, even when ad
vanced to Dysentery, confirmed, emaciating,
and apparently malignant, the effects have
been equally decisive and astonishing.
In the local pains, loss of flesh and strength,
debilitating cough, and remitten, hectic, which
generally indicate incipient Consumptron,• this
remedy has allayed the alarm of friends and
physicians, in several very gratifying and in
In Scrofulous Tuberculosis, this medicated
iron has had far more than the good effect of
the most cautiously balanced preparations of
iodine, without any of their well known lia
The attention of females cannot be tno con
fidently invited to this remedy and restorative,
in the cases peculiarly affecting, them.
in Rheu?4atisrn, both chronic and inflamma
tory—in the latter, however, more decidedly—
it has been invariably well reported, both as
alleviating pain and reducing the swellings
and stiffness of the joints and muscles.
• - .
In Intermittent Fevers it must necessarily - be
a great remedy and energetic restorative, and
its progress in the new settlements of the West,
will probably be one of high renown and use
No remedy has ever been discovered in the
whole history of medicine, which exerts such
prompt, happy, and fully restorative effects.—
Good appetite, complete digestion, rapid acqui
sition of strength, with an unusual disposition
for active and cheerful exercise, immediately
follow its use.
Put up in neat flat metal boxes containing
50 pills, price 50 cents per box; for sale by
druggists and dealers. Will be sent free to
any address on receipt of the price. All let
ters, orders, etc., should be addressed to
It. B. LOCKE Sr CO., GEneral Agents,
20 Cedar-st., N. Ir
T 0 WARD ASSOCIATION, Philadelphia.
A Benevolent Institution established by
special endowment, for the Relief of the Sick and
Distressed, afflicted with Virulent and Epidermis
Diseases, and especially for Me cure of Discasec
of the Sexual organs.. Medical advice given
gratis, by the Acting Surgeon, to alt who apply
by letter, with a description of their condition,
(age, occupation, habits of life, &c.,) and in
cases of extreme poverty, medicines furnished
free of charge.
Valuable Reports on Spermatorthea, and
other Diseases of the Sexual Organs, and on
the New Remedies employed in the Dispensary
sent to the afflicted in sealed letter envelopes,
free of charge. Two or three postage stamps
will be acceptable to pre-pay postage.
Address, Dn. J. SKILLIN HOITMITON, Acting
Surgeon, Howard Association, No. 2 South 9th
st., Philadelphia. Ily order of the Directors.
EZRA D. HEARTWELL, President.
GEORGE FAIRCHILD, Secretary.
ELECTRIC OIL. The cures made by Pro
trj lessor DeGrath, with his " Electric Oil."
are so nesr miraculous as to resemble the fam
id Scripture accounts of similar cures in an
cient times by the anuointing with oil, and
these cures are so wonderful and instantan
coos, so satisfactory and mitigating of human
ill, as to call upon public functionaries, and
those hawing charge of public institutions for
the sick and suffering, to look well into the
well-attested merits, the simple efficacy of this
" Electric Oil."
Professor DE GRATH, therefore, has deposit
ed $lOO with the Mayot, the same to be foifeit
ed if the " Electric Oil," sold at Philadelphia,
fails to cure a single case of Rheumatism, or
Pains in the Back, or Limbs, Piles, Sores or
Burns, Fever Sores, Ulcers, Caked Breast, Sore
Nipples, Bronchial Affections,Swelled Glands,
Felons, Stiffness in the Joints, Sprains,
Bruises, Bruises, Sores, on man or beast, or
Scratches or Splints on horses ; also Deafness.
Price 25 cents, 50 cents, and $l.
PROF. CHARLES DE GRATH,
111 None genuine without signature of Prof.
C. DE GRATH. Labels signed in writing.
Principal Depot No. 217 South Eighth St.
Philadelphia. Country dealers and druggists
can be supplied wholesale and retail. Price
25 cents, 50 cents, and $1 per bettle.
Try everything else; give this one simple
CAUTION—Be careful to ask for and get DE
GE kill's Electric Oil, as worthless imitations
There are nurherous imitations sprung up on
the reputation my article has acquired. The
public must beware. They are worthless.
For sale by all dealers and druggists. Prin
cipal office 217 South Sth street, Phila.
TkORTABLE LAMP 5.4 new and most
ilconvenient abd perfectly safe lamp, called
that "Portable Coal Oil Lamp," for sale cheap
at Grove 4- Roth's Drug Store.
When summer wanes, and autumn's chill 1
Das hushed the voice of Whip-poor-will,
Then, when at eve all else is still, 1!
We hear the noisy Katydid.
In mute repose all day it sleeps,
Or on a twig its vigils keeps ;
But at dim twilight out it leaps,
With the salute of" Katy did."
Upon a leaf 'tis'sonnetimes seen,
Grasshopper -like and very green,
Lociking quite too small and mean
To sodnd the note of " Katy did.”
'Tis said the insect does not sing,
But, with a membrane of its wing,
A little harp, or guiter string,
Vibrates the tune of" Katy did."
But why this music? dost thou call
Thy mates, to hold in festive hall
A banquet or a carnival?
What dost thou mean by" Katy did 7"
Perhaps there is some worthy Kate,
Whose deeds thou wouldst commemorate ;
Then tell us what achievement great
That heroine, Miss Katy, did?
The mystery we shall ne'er explore,
For still we hear the same thing o'er
Just " Kary did," and nothing more;
No tell-tale is our Katydid.
We will not urge thy answering,
So keep thysecret, verdant thing,
And make the ambient welkin ring
With monotone of " Katy did.,,
Thy note is harsh, and yet despite
Its harshness, thrills us with delight,
And cheers the lonely hours of night;
We like thee well, Miss Katydid
It is a happy life you lead ;
Nature's hand supplies your need;
You neither toil nor spin, yet feed
On food prepared for Katydid.
Life's fleeting day to vs is lent ;
Would that its hours might all be spent
As cheerful and as innocent
As those of humble Katydid!
The Runaway Marriage.
A runaway match I Ah ! it Lad seem
ed very romantic in the golden moon
light of that summer evening when pret
ty AEC° Ray met Herbert 111 ehvyn in
the black-green shadows of the solemn
grove of old cedars, and s they fled to
gether—but years and troubles had some
how rubbed the sentiment off. Nobody
had supposed that the wealthy. merchant,
Herbert's father, would be so unalterably
firm in the resolution formed in the first
moment or his wrath, never to see his
only son again ; Nobody thought he
would turn coldly away from the peach
blossom face of that first grandchild,
when Alice herself carried it to the
lodge gates of the pillared mansion.
It was on a chill November evening,
that Alice Melwyn toiled up the steep
ascent leading to those very lodge gates,
with little Herbert clinging to her hand.
The delicate roses had long since faded
from her sunken cheek ; the blue light
'that used to .dance so playfully in her
bright eyes was quenched by the flow of
many tears. She had wasted perceptib
ly since the dreadful day when the gray
headed old sailor knocked at her door
with the dreadful tidings so plainly
written in his face that she knew, with
out need of a single question, that she
was a widow and her babe fatherless.
Yes, lost at sea. She never had
dreamed that it would be so when he had .
left her in the bright flush of youth and
hope—she had looked forward to his re
turn with such a thrill of joy, through
long months. It was all over now.
wonder that she shuddered when the
wind swept through the leafless trees
with a hollow, moaning sound—no won
der that she fancied how it was tossing
the great green-crested waves about with
its cruel and relentless hand.
"Who are you. woman ? and what do
It was old Mel wyn's voice. He check
ed his horse with a sharp, sudden jerk
of the hand as the young widow shrank
back. His face was as hard as if its
muscles had been cast in iron, but she
knew it was her last resort, and spoke
with a boldness of desperation.
" Father, I am Herbert's widow, and
this is his - child. We are poor and
homeless 7 —will you take us in ? ".
" Never I " he spoke between his
clenChed teeth ! " you knew perfectly
well what you had to expect when you
married him. I never change my mind.
Take care of the horses feet."
He drove on with the same iron, face,
and Alice entirely bereft of the momen
tary impulse of strength, sank white and
breathless on the roadside. Not even
little Herbert's piteous cry of "Mamma,
mamma!" roused her from the oblivion
"Poor, pretty thing!. it's the biggest
Terms—CDiae Dc)lla,r a 'Year..
shame that ever was. I tell you what
Melissy, I never wished so afore, but,
between you and me, I'd just like to be
the old fellow down below for 'bout half
an hour, for the privilege of pickn' out
the biggest kind of a millstone to hang
round old Melwyn's neck when he gets
ready for it."
"Why, Jethro Parker, ain't you 'sham
ed to talk so? There, lay her down on
the bed, and get me the camphor bottle.
Where's the poor baby ? That's right,
Jamie, Set him close by the fire, for he's
as white as a sheet !" •
"Why don't you send her to the poor
house at once?" croked Jermiah Jackson,
the village news vender. "She haint
nowhere else to go that's plain."
"Send her to the poorhouse!" kindly
ejaculated Mrs. Parker. "Why, look at
them white hands o' her'n. She's a born
lady, if ever there was one."
"That's so," assented Jethro, "she
ain't the kind o' stuff that poorhouses
are made of. No, sir.ree; her own folks
have turned her out, but we'll give her
the shelter of our roof and a crust of our
bread. Won't we, Melissy ?"
"Didn't know you'd got so much
money to throw away," said Jermiah,
drily, shaking out the folds of an im
mense bandanna handkerchief. '"Always
s'posed charity begun at home."
"Well, who's denyin' of it ?" said
Jethro, putting his hand in his pockets
with rather a puzzled air.
"Nobody, only 'tisn't very likely
Squire Melvyn will be willing for you
to keep this here thrivin' farm o' his'n
if you go again his wishes; and the lease
runs out next month, don't it ?"
"I hain't no objection to his wishes
as long as they're decent and Christian
like; but I shan't make a heatheal Turk
of myself on his account."
"'l'hen you'll lose the farm, shore as
"Well let it go then. I've lived here
a pretty consid'able spell o' years, and I
won't deny but what I'm attached to the
old place! but sooner than sell my soul
to Squire Melwyn, I'll try the exp:ri
ment of pulling up stakes !"
"Jethro, Jethro !" whispered M
Parker, pulling a little nervously at he
husband's sleeve. The possible risk
they might encounter by sheltering .the
squire's outcast daughter-in-law had nev
er presented itself to her in this mat
"Nov, look here, Melissy,"' said ber
husband,tnrning good humoredly around;
"would you turn out this poor creetur
for all the farms that were ever tilled?"
"No," said Melissy, with a warm color
in her, honest cheek as she turned away
to smooth the fair hair that lay on the
pillow; and Jertniah knew that the ques
tion was definitely settled.
Jethro Parker stood whistling at his
door the next morning as Squire Mel_
. wyn's agent, a grey haired old man, rode
up and paused at . the threshold. -
"Good morning, Mr. Parker."
"Good mornir.', sir."
I understand," went on the agent, in
a slightly lowered voice, "that you have
extended your countenance and protec
tion to—to 'young Mrs. Melwyn."
The squire is particularly desirous
that you should do nothing of the kind.
He wishes the young woman to feel the
extent of her folly and imprudence."
"Can't help it," said Jethro, coolly.
"Do you mean to say that you will
presist in sheltering her, in spite of Mr.
elwyn's wishes ?'
"That's my meanin'."
"And are you aware that in this case
the squire will certainly decline to re
new the lease of your place here ?"
"Let him decline and be hanged to
him," said Jethro, coming the nearest
to an oath than he ever had done since
he married red-cheeked Melissa Hays.
The agent slightly elevated his eye
brows, shrugged his shoulders, and rode
away. Jethro entered the houSe with
an unruffled countenance.
"I'm a poor man," he muttered to him
self, "and pretty much all the money I
ever had has gone into the land and im
provements here. But I'm an honest
man and a Christian, and that's' more'n
Squire Melwyn can say, 1 reckon.—
Melissy, hey I done right ?"
"You're always right, Jethro," said
Melissa, throwing her rosey arms around
his neck. And he was convinced.
"Well, this aint quite such a crankly
place as t'other was," ejaculated Jethro,
looking round upon the bleak, bare
walls of the comfortless cottage into
which his family kMd just removed, "and
it's santhin''new for Ateliisy to bo work.
Bat r can't say I'd have
.fezou hare made this
clothes Riudow,. with,
And Mediet, While
forlorn young cznided
had indeed found 141).-
The children were alk,
little Herbert sleeping in <a.
corner. Jethro was at worlre),
sa absent on some bouseholettArcr,
and Alice sat alone, playing her needle•
and listening to the tick of the old clock
on the wall, when there came a tap at•
the door and the latch was lifted',
"Can you tell me if dethro Parker
lives here ?"
" Ohl it is a dream—a dream: I have•
seen you so many times in my slumbers ;
and oh! the waking was worse than
" Alice, it is no dream. Sweet wife,.
lam your own Herbert. Sit down., love,.
and let me tell you of my perilous jour
ney and hair-bretb escapes. Believe me,.
it is no dream."
And, as he talked, she heard the roar
of the great foam-clapped breakers climb
ing up the topic shores, and saw the pink
shells lighting up all the waves with
their crimson glow. Ah 1 it sounded
like a dream ;. yet when she placed little-
Herbert on his father's breast, the child.
clapped its hands in ecstasy, and cried—
" Papa l papal"
Then for the first time she knew she•
was a widow no longer.
"I never can find words to thank the
friends who have been so kind to you,
my love," said Herbert, gravely, wharf
his wife had told her simple story. "But•
there is one subject which remains un
touched between us. I have just come
from Meiwyn Hall, supposing, erroneous
ly, as it seems, that my father's hearth--
stone would have been the place or
refuge for his son's widow. But when I
saw the old man all upbraidings grew
silent on my, lips. Alice, he is •dead"
" Ile died in an apoplectic fit this.
morning. There is no will—l am the
Both were mute for a few minutes..
Alas I the father who had gone to his
last home never taught his children to
love or cherish him. They could not
grieve, yet there was a thrill' of awe in ,
their hearts. Within the last few hours
they had passed from poverty into &band—
' COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE.—The fa
mous Dr. Miller, in a lecture on the
above interesting subjects recently de--
livered in Birniingham, England, defines
falling in love into two methods, which
he calls proper abd improper
Falling into rove proper was falling in
to lore when one could not help it; in oth
er words,love at first sight. Love improp
er was defined as the case of a man who
looked about for a wife because be want
ed one: and the lecturer pointed oat
the distinction between the man who
wants to marry because he has fallen in
love, and another who falls in love be
cause he wants to marry. From what
ever motive marriage was contracted it
was a most serious step. - There was an
old saying, and a true one withal, that
no man was thcironghly ruined' unless be
were badly married. As regards fitness
for the marriage relation, the lecturer
believed that a woman who , was wise
enough to understand " Bailer's Analo
gy," and housewife enough to cook an ap
ple dumpling, was fit to become a wife.
The doctor was of opinion that there
was not much need for young folks to
wait until they got comparatively rich
before they married, but contended that
they would be improved by - having a few
difficulties to contend with now, and in
the outset of life. As for the great "obe
dience" question, he rested on the phil
osophy contained in the following quaint
epitaph, placed many years ago over the
graves of a husband and wife, who hall
lived a long and happy life on a system
of mutual obedience.
"These two were so one that none emit
Which ruled, or whether did obey .;
He ruled b
tar The ly visit.
ed a village in __.ntry of
his kingdom, where he was so much
pleased at his reception by the mayor.
that he said, in a regal manner, frote'his
carriage window, " I am very well itatis
fted with you." The mayor, witimit
hesitation, replied, " So are l we'iith
you." The king felt sal delight st'the.
naivete of the official's answer, 'that he
dismounted, shook hands with him; and
promised soon to call again.,
dir Gracefulness of manner is partly
the result of mingling in good society ;
partly, and by far the largest part, the
result of that self-forgetfulness which
arises from a desire to make others
Alice uttered a scream and' sprang to
"Alir.e—rny wife r
She shrank away as he faded her ill