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NEW 'SERIES; TOL. 2, NO. 15.]
CEO. W. SCUROYER, Editor and Publisher.
fes—Pront Street, three doors above Locust
Tintras-LThe SPY is published every Saturday morning
at the Mw price of Si per annum IN ADVANCE, or
one dollar and fifty cents, if not paid within one month of
the time of subscribing. Single copies, THREE CENTS.
No paper wilt be discontinued until all arrearages are
No subscription received, or paper discontinued, for a
less, period than six months.
Letters to redeive attention, must be post-paid:
(Fifteen-lines or less to the square-1
Advertisements will be inserted three times at the rate
of Sl persquare; for every subsequent insertion after the
third, 25 cents will be charged. The number orinsertions
desired must be marked, or the advertisement will be, con
tinued until ordered out, and charged accordingly. '
A liberal deduction will be made on the above prices
,o yearly advertisers.
TIM subscriber has purchased the Patent right
of Tunby's Improved NVater Wheel, which has been
proven to do more work with less water than any other
wheel now in use. The wheels can be seen in operation
at John Lintner's Saw Mill, and at John Rerr's Saw Mill.
Persons having Mills on streams of water where there
is not sufficient tall for overshot wheels, will find these
wheels to do more work than either, Pitch-back, Under•
shot, or Flutter Wheels.
5ept.:2,1268.4f Columbia, Lane. co., Pa.
r - rr7WN'rent7T7ll
VMS TREDENICK & Co., late from Philadel
phia, dealers in HATS and CAPS, would most res
pectfully beg leave-to inform the citizens of Columbia
and. ha vicinity, that they have purchased the -old and
well known Hat Manufacturing Establishment kept by
Jona VsuonErt far many years, next door to J. Felix's
Jewelry Store, Front Street, Columbia, Pa., where they
intend to spare no pains and means to carry . on the above
Moines* in all its various branches. Their stock eon.
sits in part of fine Mole Skin, Beaver Nutria, and Cas
tor HATS. Also, a splendid assortm enti of Pearl and
Braid Summer HATS of the-latest fashion and style, to.
gether with a good assortment of CAPS of every size,
price, and quality. New style Silk lists, which we have
just received from Philadelphia, and which we will sell
at city prices.
With the confidence resulting from an experience of a
number of years with one of the first hatters in Philadel
phia, will guarantee us in saying. that for fashion, neat
ness, durability, and. CHEAPNESS, we cannot be sur
passed by any establishment in the union.
Columbia, June 3, lfl4B.—tf.
cea warrants the American people in soliciting for
treatment the
that can be found in the cout.try, in secret and all diseases
of the urinary organs. It acts fint by purging off all irri
tating matter from the system which aggravates the dis
ease and at the same time acts upon the secretions
through the medium of the blood, by which all vestiges of
the sypilitic taint are eradicated from the system It also
eradicates secondary . syphillis, cures whites or lcucor
rhea in women, and is a general purifier of the system.
Be sure to ask for Bunter's Indian Vegetable Panacea.
Price Rt per bottle. For snte by
September 2, 1848 ' W. A. LEADER.,
rrO SAVE MONEY: By calling at • the - cheapest
1; CLOTHING STORE under the sun you can save
twenty per cent.
C. LEVY & Co. '
Front Street; one door above Chinni
nee' Row, would respectfully call the attention of the
citizens of Columbia and vicinity to their large and splen
did assortment of
Consisting of French Broadcloth Coats of all colors and
descriptions, Pants, Vests, Caps. Handkerchiefs, Cravats,
Stocks. Suspenders Carpet Bags, &c., &c.
C. LEVY & Co. ,flatter Themselves that they can sell
the cheapest Clothing in Columbia, or any where else:;
and if you do not believe it. just give them a call.
Columbia, August 19, 1E48.-2ro.
CL. EFILING,• Herb Doctor, late of Marietta,
. begs leave,to inform his friends and the public gen
erally, that he has removed to the house of Henry Martin,
next door to Iloyle's Hotel, Front street Columbia, Pa.
‘Vhilst he returns his sincere thanks for the very liberal
encouragement hitherto received in the practice of his
profession, he respectfully acquaints them that he con
tinues as usual the PRACTICE OF MEDICINFOnaII its
various branches, and will attend, either by day or night
all those who may have occasion for his services.
Columbia, July 1, le4s.—tt
TIER sulariters Respectfully inform their
friends and the public, that they have taken the Store
ormerly occupied by S. B. Boucle & Co., corner of Locust
and Front Streets, and arc trod opentitg an entire new
Stock of Goods, purchased at the present very low prices,
among which are
Olive, Brown, and Blue Cloths; French, English,. and
American Black and Blue-Black Cassimeres ; Striped,
Plaid, and Figured Cassimeres, Satinets, Summer Cloths,
Gambroons; Low priced Summer Studs. Cords and Bea
reticent, &e.
Grenadines, Organdies, Parelins, Berege. Silk Tissue,
Lawns, Ginghams, and Black and Blue-Bleek Oro de
Rhine', Plaid and Striped Black Silks, Fancy Dress Silks,
New Style Chamelies, ALSO, Calicoes, Muslin, Checks,
Gingham., Ticking, Chambreyse, Linenend Cotton Table
Diaper, Napkins, Gloves, Cotton, Alpaca, and Silk Hose,
New Style Bonnet Trimmings, &c., dm. ALSO,
Sagan, Coffees, Teas, Mackerel, Herring, Molasses, Fish
and Sperm Oila, Soaps Candles, Spices, &c.„ &c., &c. .
Our goods are all NEW and selected with great care,
and we hope by strict attention to business, to receive a
share of custom of our friends and the public; All kinds
of Country Produce taken in at the highest _prices.
Columbia, March 25,
, BALD m
GRAY Heads, Red Headkand all with Bad Hair,
Avenue D., New York, certifies that his head was entirely
bald on the top, and by the use of two ties orJones's
Coral Hair RCISIOIIIIIVe.bc -hippos good crop of hair, and
will soon have it long and thick.
Mr. William Jackson, otegYL4berty. meet. Pittsburgh,
Pa., certifier:' On the ' 3d of February, 1d47, that Mr.
Thomas Jackson's head, on the top, was entirely bald
for 15 years, and that by using two 3a bottles of lone's
Coral Hair Restorative, the hair is growing last and thick,
and will soon be entirely restored.
Gray Heads! Gray Heads! Read—l hereby certify
that my hair was turning gray.. and that ;thee I have
used Jones's Coral Hair Restorative it has entirely ceased
growing fast, and has a fine dark look. Before
I used Jones's Coral Hair Restorative 'combed out hand.
fulls of hair daily. W. TOYLPIC.IIO, la King et, N. Y.
Mr. Power , a grocer, of Fulton st.. had his hair choked
up with dandruff, and Jones's Coral Hair Restorative en
tirely cured it.
Do you want to dress, beautify. and nuke your hair soft
and fine. Read—l, Henry E. Cullen, late barber on board
the • steamboat .South America, do certify that Jones's
Coral Hair Restorative is the best article I ever used for
dressing, softening, cleansing, and keeping the hair a
long time in order; all my customers preferred it to any
thing else.
Sold only in N. York at Eet Chatham street; and by R.
WILLIAMS, Agent for Columbia. 3e24'48-dm
ell4mßetween York, Wrightsville and Co
lumblft.—The , President and Directors et
the Baltimore and Suatraeharum Rail Road
any having mounted to • uottiftll6 the MORNING
between the above places.
Mr The Cu will leave Columbia DAlLY_Mandays az
emtedl at o'clock, A. and the Train will Leave
Wrightsville at di o'clock. Returning, the Train will
leave York at S o'clock, A. 31.
April 17, WV- . , . Super't
JOIE' %Italian. Chemical leap le all& b 7 the
fif 'ea! Society o fblessing, a mime and
ia wonder," to mire eruption, disfigurement or discolors
tow dew
It pimplea,;tdotefies, freckles, iak sirmawurvi.
sere ed, tan, sunburn,. raorpliew; and it thalweg( met
color of dark, yellow or atitibbrnt Abu. to - atsielliiatity,
ekueaaas saw by ft. WO ut 41.153.ArtW0r C 0..•
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J3usincss Miraton.
To persons advertising in the 877 by the year, there
will be no extra charge. Subscribers can have the Spy
and their card inserted for one year by paying 81.50 in
advance, or if they have paid for the paper, .50 cis. for the
card. Those who are not subscribers we will charge Si
for inserting their card one year.
Attorney. LOCUM Street, between Front and Second Ste
Attorney, Walnut St., between Front and Second
Physician, corner of Locust and Second streets.
Nos. 8 & 4,llrateut street. above Beres Hotel
Immure Stone, No. 1, Schreiner's Row:Front Street
Corner of Front and Walnut Streets, Columbia, Palma
Manurrs of SIOVeP. Hollow-ware, &c:, Wrightsville; Pa.
J. 0.. k. J. WRIGHT, ,
Dry Goods Merchants. Locust st, 3rd door below, 2nd at
Dry Goods Merchants, Locust street, below the Bank
W. di 8. PATTON,
Dry Goods Merchants. N. W. corner of Looms h Front. st
,Merebant Tailor, Front street, 2d door above Locust Et
Clothing Merchant, No. - 42, Front street.
.1' .1 q t • • • t NV,
Druggist, Front et. between Locust and Walnut ate
Druggist, Sehreiners Row, Front street.
Hatters, Front Street, a few doors below Herr's Hotel
No. 2, Schreiner's Row, Front In.
Cabinet Maker, corner of Third and Locust Street.
Manufacturer, Locust street. opposite Haldeman's Store
Root and Shoe Manufacturer, adjoining Here's Hotel
Manufacturer, Second, between Locust and Walnut at. .
Manufacturer, Front at, between Locust and Walnut at
Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Front, below Locust at
Hat. Boot and Shoe Store. No. 40, Front at
Manufacturer, Locust street, opposite the Town Hall.
• . .
AVBI• M.A.THioT, Score. Front at. beuween LocoAt and 'Walnut IST
Lumber Merchant and Muster Milder, Locust street
Paper Hanger. &r., second, between Cherry & Union at.,
Berl, Doctors. Froth Street, next door to Boyle's Hotel
HAIR DRESSER, bock of Herr's Hotel. Walnut street
1. 1 ..1. ‘• • C . j t . 1.5 . • •• t
TEACHERS WANTED, Nine Teachers for the
township of Helium, for teaching school. They aro
to meet at Stoner's or Ritdy's school house, on the 10th
day of October, inst., where the examination will take
October 7,—to Secretary.
:11.34 , "' •0
TRIMS as well as Monopolies must fall, so
± must prices. That is a facwhich can be proved by
calling at the Old Estah/ished Cspea, Warm and Jaw
'ant Stand of John Felix. Front street, a few doors
below Ilerr's Washington Hotel.
The undersigned havingjustveturn
- ed from Philadelphia and New York,
where he haw purchased, et the pre
sent very low prices, a large and splendid assortment of
of every description.'which. together with his'former ex
tensivcatock, he is determined to , sell oll..quick and at
small advances. Now is is your time if you wish to
purchase JEWELRY of the very best quality. and at
astonishing low prices. The follownis embraces some of
the leading articles of his magnificent stock:
fall jeweled; Gold and Silver Lepine, gnarlier, and Eng-
Huh Watches . Gold and Silver Miniature Cases; Silver
Table, Tea, Salt,and Mustard Spoons; Silver Sugar
Tongs, Butter Knives, &e.; Silver Scissor Hooks, Silver
Combs and Hair Darts, Silver and Steel Belt Slides, Gold
and Silver Spectacles, Spectacle Glasses, Silver Thim.
Ides, Gold and Silver Pencils and Pens, German Silver
Spectacle Cases; German Silver Table and Tea Spoons;
Gold Fob and Guard Chains, Steel do ; Gold, Silver, and
Steel {Vetch Keys; Bracelet Clasps, Ilar.Rings, Finger-
Rings, Breast Pins and Bosom Studs of every description;
Card Cases, Steel Purse Rings'and Tassels. Bag and
Purse Clasps; a large assortment of Silk Twists, Shell
Side and Back Combs; Pen Knives. Pistols, Spy glasses,
Music Boxes, Pocket 'Books and Parses,mgmber with a
large variety of other useful and ornamental articles
usually kept In Jewelry Stores.
Particular attention paid to repairing Cloaks, Watches,
and Jewelry—and all work warranted.
Thankful for'past favors. the subscriber solicits a con
tinuance of the same—which he fiances hi:ate:l'3o merit
from his experience and by a strict attention to business.
N. B. Remember the place. It it in Front street,
a few doors BELOW Herr's Wuhington Hotel. Colum
bia. Pa., where you eau buy cheap
. and good Jewelry,
and warranted to give satistaction lit every Instance or
have your money refunded.. J. F.
Columbia, August 19; 1i49 -V
WANTF,II , a first rate Wagon maker, to take
charge of a shop and carry on the business on his
own hook. above the Depot: A shop Will be tented' to a
good mechanic at about SIS per , anaum„ and at lnt
$1.20 worth of work given by the subscriber himsel f ( to
start on the first year. The work is procipally on.healY
Ore Wagons. For further particulars address
11. M. WILLS.
AugustA9, 1848.-2 m . Columba. Pa.
' • ' 3178 T 11.111311:MID
Lewis Tredeniek & Co.'. Fashionable HAT
& CAP Store, first door below John Feliz'a Jewelry store,
where you can always get a Fashionable Hat or Cep at
the lowest city. price. Vail and ,examine our New Style
and judge for yourselves. TREDENICK & Co.,
• A*mt 1.848-11 ' 'Front Street, Caldera/fa, Pa.
ALL. pxoutsxui'
OF THE head, fate and hands, such u nu' rm..
eryalpelsa, nJuteuns, heb, amty som heads, tan,
Geddes, sunburn, merpbew„yellowadarkdisfigi=n
are cured, Strben tbess' canoes 'are' reitiored, s
whom. th e tam freely shobld'imientitor that than
water is required , to remove tbe *tumor from the pores.
I ,bave seen pumas ,who nave had /I,lthy skin diseases,
for ears, and alter trying everything In vain; hive been
eared by washing the skin With Jones. Italian Chemical
Mean, ant Can runocientioasly offal it for any od. the
aboyomenolainta. pattieularly
t raptod to persons
(tom the sonny,i3oritlf. They weak' id OW skin -"el
whiter, clearer and imetither sr d sog ' Hut Atli-J.l3lHk
La &0111.{0 auk Itmes!, cheinieshflear tharatif•
namerouemamtstleits. Arland 4 6ll lll . arta*.Or
Williams, agent for Columbia. a MS•101-tdecsa
Variety Store,lgo 41, Front at
p atm
There is a time, just ere the frost
Prepares to pave old winter's way,
When Autumn, in a revery lost,
The mellow daytime dreams away
When Summer comes, in musing mind.
Toga= once more on hil/ and dell,
To mark how many sheaves they hind
And see if all is ripened well,
Wlth balmy breath she whispers low,
The dying fIOVVeTi look up, and Eire
Their sweetest incense ere they go,
Fortier who bade their beauties litre.
She bends above the quiet pool
In which the rill forgets to play,
The frolic eddies quickly school
Their eyes . to glass hes transient stay.
She enters 'neath the woodland shade,
Her zephyrs lift the lingering leaf,
And bear it gently where are laid
The loved and lost ones of its grief.
She seeks the shore, old ocean heaves
In gladness huge Ms mighty breast,
Prisons his wild winds in their eaves,
And, basking in her smiles, is blest.
At last old Autumn, rousing, takes
Again his aeeptre and his throne,
With boisterous hand the trees he shakes
Intent on gathering all his own.
Sweet Summer, sighing, flies the plan.
And waiting Winter, gaunt and gram,
Sees miler Autumn hoard his grain,
And smiles to think its all for hint !
Groion Osaom.vs
BVLu OIT Mao Cuartura.—The following rules
were found in the study" of King Charles 1., altar
he was beheaded, January, 1649.
1. Urge no health..
2. Profane no divine ordinances. ,
3. Touch no state matter..
4. Reveal no secrets.
5. Pick no quarrels.
6. Make no comparison".
7. Maintain no ill opinions.
8. Keep no bad compauy.
9. Encourage novice.
10. Make no long
11. Repeat no grievances.
12. Lay no wagers.
' Should the above tit:calm faithfully adhered to,
they would. prove a sovereign balm to many of the
diseases of the present generation.
Rule eleventh has been tried, ,and is found to be
efficacious in removing obstructions to thepeace of
social, politic■l and religious associations. In com
plicated diseases it is neeaisary in_ order to ensure.
a cure, he take the whole number at once.- Try it
ye afflicted ones, if you would lessen the ills of hu
INDOLENCE.-Q, the miseries of indolence! Who
would be an indolent dog? I can do nothing
I 'shall die," says •the indolent man, without put.
tiog forth one effort or lilting a foot to extricate
himself from a difficulty. The promises of the
Bible are all against such a chaiacter ; the whule
world is against him. Find him in his rocking
chair and request a favor of him and what is his re.
ply? "There is a lion without—l cannot go."
Give him a push and lie will not matte an effort to
prevent a fall, and down ho tumbles. What a con.
summate fool ! And yet the fellow thinks he is
happy. Nonsense. The sow is more at rest.
" A want of occupation is not red—
A mind quite vacant is a mind diatressed."
An indolent man is good for nothing en God's,
footstool. Ho has no decision—no animation—no
pluck. His way is a hedge of thorns. Than die
in indolence, we would rather break our neck en.
deavoring to leap over the Andes.
Tim Caists—A Comoo.uv.--" Why bless me,
Mrs. Jones, you don't look well this afternoon.
You haint got the fever and agur, has you 1"
" No. alarm, but I'm werry
. unhappy : 'us
band tells me the crisis has arrived."
"The crisis! why, it ain't possiblo: When did
he heal. that?" • '
," Oh, it was in everybody's mouth, he says, at
the political , meetin' t'otber . night, and they all
seemed mighty concerned about it."
"Well, now that 1 recollect it, my old man read
it from the paper, the night afore last, that it had
arrived sure enough, and the editor seemed to be
in a peck of trouble about it too."
" Goodness, gracious l what'll we do V'
"I bunt an idear, artless the Governor calls out
• • • Whilst the fan.bearc3s were in vogne,:ther were
kept in that form with preparatiunsof wax, which
gave the hair an agreeable smell and the color that
was desired. (There were blue beards 'in those
days.) The beard was dressed over night; and,
that it might not get out of order • whilst he wear
er was asleep. it. as inclosed in:a kind of bigotsge
or petite night-cap.—St. Ft*.
. .A. gentleman in his esgerness,at tahle to,answer
a call for some, apple pie, owing to the kaireslip
ping on the, Sottom of the dish found his knhckles
buried in the crust, when a wit who sat' Just epic'.
site to him, grarely.observod,usle held plate,
” Sir may 1 trouble yon t far a bit whilst rim hand's
There Mae one Ilieroelee,"who asserted that the
torrid zone is inhabited by men whose-ears nerve
themrfor an umbrella. and by others whose- feet
parsed them for the same, purpose when they lifted
them up. liaboasteci that be bad seen it; and that
he heard it reported that there are some rich `who
have no beads, and others who haVe ten heads, four
bands. and four feat.r—Steph.Byrant
. • Tbernikooleo replied to one :taking whether he
preferred to be Achilles or flocner—" Would'.t
tiiCin prefer , to be declined victor ie the Olympic
garisokOr only i beraldiprtMlaimingtfie. names of
:tbommmereme - -
*Won't ; Ton sing • song, air Vuaid a lady to her
loverota they were alone one cretins.. Tbp lover
soon commenced the pojular. lit of *1 woit't go
'home 'llll Metallic,' and sure mace Vidldn't.
. .
-- .44l;*ein t'eaeilii Ain - nil. .' Betty
" Nikliettir,eat your sappat'andria to bed."
Select eale.
From the Union htarazine for October.
ZY XR:i. NARY B. UO2:011
" All are merry. all are happy, all are loved, in
this great city, but one unfortunate: All happy,
all gay ! And I, with spirit loving all'things beau
tiful, longing for companionship with the gentle
and refined, with the knowledge burning within,
that I might adorn the circle of intelligence. so dia.
taut from the sphere [ move in, I must live, and
grieve, and die, in this pent-up atmosphere; with
no name in the world's history, no place in any
. mortal's memory .t."
Oh.! the bitterness of that gifted mind—the
crushing hopelessness of that Lonely lot Worse
than the bed of languishing was the sickness which
filled that soul; worse than death, far worse, the
coldnesi which was creeping over that rich heart !
A young girl sat by the window of a low dwell
ing, in a crowded street. She was a foreigner,
with the dark rich beauty of her native land tri
umphant through the gloom of heavy eadneas which
rested on her eloquent face. She sat with her head
drooping, and her beautiful hands clasped—a pic
ture of hopelessness, lovely even in its coloring of
abandonment to the bitter hour.
Lonely and touching was that sorrowing one;
and when a voice from a bed in one corner of the
room faintly called " Corinne," the struggle she
made to overcome the oppression of her spirit, so
she might answer the call, composedly gave her
high brow a holier calm, and made her seem in
that poor dwelling, like a mortal type of those who
are the,invisible agents of heavenly mercy.
That was indeed en humble room—a very hum.
ble room for genius and beauty to make a home of!
No birds were there—no flowers—no music from
hearts or lips: Sickness was there, and gloOm, old
age, and fretfulness, shadows and sighs! The only
sunshine there, was the young girl, in her patient
care of her sick .mother: she never complained of
that. The greatest shadow on the hearth, was that
of an old man, sullenly brooding over by-gone
days; an old man withered by the going out of
fiery youth, when there was no other, inner life, to
give a charm and freshness to the aged brow.
That shadow was ever on the hearth—her mother's
wandering words ever in her ear. Why wonder
that the lonely girl gave vent sometimes to the bit.
ter tide flooding her heart; that she pined for sym.
pithy, as a weary and fainting traveller in a
strange land?
The morning upon which that sad soliloquy wee
breathed, when the heart of the spiritually.longing
girl seemed weighed down with a now heaviness,
was New Year—.. happy New Year;' and she
had felt anew how little aim was cared for—how
little the world possessed of gladness to her, as she
heard the noisy greeting of children in the street,
and saw the little gills shown proudly around.
She passed from childish joy to the pure pleasure of
older minds, rejoicing in tokens of affection on
this day of festival; end, in her solitude and sad•
nest, envied all sintessly the blessedness of those
remembered by the loving.
Yes, 't was Now Years day in gay New-York.
The air was clear and cold—the heavens in a most
favorable state for communicating the bright morn.
ing greeting of r ay, generous Old Sal, to our fair
mother Earth. The streets of the famed Gotham
rested from the constant pressure of' loaded drays
upon their stony breasts, (forgive me: that I make
them so cold-hearted,) and the closed .shutters of
the " legion" merchants on Broadway gave silent
notice, that young clerk, dealt with more animated
things that day than measuring sticks and silica,
and were not 0 at borne" to never so anxious cum.
All over the great city, lair maidens and plain,
high-born and lowly, were preparing fOr "calls,"
All over the great city, creation's lords looked
in their mirrors anxiously, and put the finishing
grace to'whiskers as caretully turned as a lady's
All over the great city, white gloves and well.
brushed hats lay upon bachelors tables, ready for
the hour which Fashion had said was the proper
ono to commence " congratulations."
And all over the great city luxuries were laid out,
as if the slaves of Aladdin's lamp had been called
upon fur a universal feast.
Door-bells rung; servant men and maids, an.
awering them, received large-packages and small,
all eloquent with compliments and gifts.
Fifes were played, drums were beaten, trumpets
made their loud ;durum through the nurseries of
all homes, where baby-boys played war with their
new toys; and wonderful was the birth of waxen
beauties, with marvellous blue eyes—out of order
soon, from constant using—which made the hearts
of baby-girls bound with the embryo emotions of
motherly joy.
Some young ladies' hearts were dancing, some
trembling hopefully. Some young men? hearts
were delightfully calm and firm, some dreadfully
undermined by diffidence and doubt. But all had
hoped All ?
Tbero was no rich table spread in the close room
called Corinne's home. NO toilette received her
thought'—tio en s came, with - its Voice elleie, or
friendly interest. Sho listened to no footstep, for
there was none bot would paws by. She waited for
no fond kiss, fur the lips of brother and sister in the
wide world's family were to her as if they had
bean of ice; they were deadly cold to the stronger
in the low Avrelltng !
Alone upon the sea of life! with no star in the
beafen 'at liope=no voice in' the ' dreary waste of
deep, dark water, to soothe! Poor girl ! Poverty
in gold was very light to bear, compared to that
dread poverty the soul was crushed by ! "Her duty
was the one objeCt'cillier She freely gave
lrerynnth and strength to it; bat it made 'her eye
dim sometimes.
Her mother. beautiful bat weak, had, after her
first' widowhood, been bought by an old man's gold.
The "weelth which bribed her to forget the dead
was lost; and she soon sank into a languor of tire
heart and mind, that made her child's-fife a. con.
slant sacrifice.
The husband. stunned by the fill from militant*
to poverty; - aid with no heart of youth. to win' back
by patience, his lost riches. became morose and
sullen, leaving to his atcp.daughter the. miserable
effort to gain their daily bread.
Was not tbica — tionts tetritak . - a young spirit
dowel No vomfda in her anther's smile. for
there was ricaroely:a ray of reason in it; and the
sbedrev'el:that old man, *stranger as it were, even
on liar health! She must not leave kW eb die, or
Itm star** and WO she poured the weather her
gifted intellect:out lavishly for their sakes, coining
her lofty, ponghts fer . feedl
Afew months ago, and they bed lived in a sun
ny lindjef poetry; hid looked upon* landscapeof
vineyard, stream and wood.mrtaiob" they oraddvall
their own. And now they were Illmtenaltia of a
low, mean dwelhog. acre. tbs water, over which
iliou had ted - y
piide'ana - cover!:y. The motbdr
gelteitifirrith the driblet; raid' SisaaniiiiLhicirtars
se a child ; but the old mmeialdhltretamtst.tellaa..
for the beautiful Corinne bad been, innocently. the
ruin of his !louse.
A young Italian count, wanting 'in all things
honorable, had offered the girl indignities, which
she resented so proudly, with such galling con
tempt, that his evil nature was excited almost to
frenzy, and be determined to bring her down to
poverty, if not to shame. ft was en important
crisis an the step-father's affairs, when this bad
purpose was resolved.. upon; and its accomplish-
ment brought bitter trial to the virtuous Corinne.
The old nom cursed her often as the destroyer of
his forturies—the dark shadow upon his life.
Mir a shadow of evil! Old man look- upon the
Before the noon of that New Year's day,
clearer paleness stole over the mother's face—a
stranger brightness filled the wandering 'eyes—
» What CM it meant" whispered Corinne's heart.
It means, poor orphan child, that the Author of
the he to you so burdensome, is nearing her re.
ward—thatthe old man broodingselfishly will soon
be left ■ griefiess widower, the solitary sharer of
your unhappy destiny—with visions all too wonder.
ful for speech !
And gently, peacefully, the spirit passed from the
earthly to the heavenly. Corinne stood by the bed
of death, moved by its sanctity, but more envying
than grieving, as she saw the calmness settling on
those features, su lately troubled with the expres.
sion of a fading mind's unquiet. When her father
left her for her better home, Corinne had needed
every consolation; for to him she owed all the cul
tivation of her intellect—the best affection of her
heart. But her mother'. beauty had been her only
dower; and when disease came to her, the weakness
of her mind heartme distinct with the fading love
liness. Alas: that one who had received the pre.
ciuus gift of an'imniortal child, should ever neglect
devotion to it, for fond attentions to charms not half
so beautiful .. a mother'. love
Yet as Corinne gazed on her beautiful parent, no
longer restless with life, she trusted that the weak.
ness she had mourned over would be moat merel.
fully dealt with in the great' judgment court; for
her mother had been a potted, darling child, and
the sin of selfish vanity must fall more heavily on
other heads than hers.
Until sunset the orphim was busy round the
dead, who slept ao peacefully. The old man made
no sign that he was moved by his bereavement,
but sat with his forehead upon his hand, as he al.
ways sat, and his voice muttering, as it always
muttered, dark words against the virtue whose keep.
ing had cast him from his place of honor down—
down to the wretched fortunes of that hour. ,
The beauty, which ho had sought with childish
eagerness to win, was like the loveliness of the
child whose purity hid ruined him ; and it became
hateful to him. Death upon that-white brow could
nut soften him, for the armor of his soul was of the
steel of selfishness; and tio dart but that which
would destroy his own mortal nature could pierce
Corinne bad finished the duties which are called
sad—she had shrouded the still waving lines of
beauty in the last robe—when a knock startled her.
It was a strange sound in that dull place, and Cars
lone hastened to answer it, as speedily as if it had
been the' voice of an angel visitant, whispering,
Let Hope in I"
There was no angel visitor upon the threshold
as she opened the door ; but Hope did come in. A
gilt was handed her—her, the lonely; the uncarod
kw: A New Year's gift: or a valuable Italian
work, elegantly bound, "A tribute from a friend,
who respected talent and great fidelity."
And the note which accompanied it—how bind,
how Zoeiag: full of warm interest in her history,
hinting at present necessity of the writer's remain
ing unknown to tier; but breathing throughout a
half veiled passion, very like a lovers.
The old min had raised his head anxiously at
the sight of the unexpected package; hut had' bent
it again, with something like a groan, as
ornamented hook alone repaid him for the etturt.
He thought it might be gold.
Oh ! it was gold to one poor heart there ! It'was
a voice front a human soul—a bright link thrown
to her. from the social chain, binding her anew to
the outer world. It was a gleam of light danCing
through all the dark chamber* of her soul, giving
her new life even in that visiting-place or death.—
It was true, that she had on that New Year's'clay
lost all sympathy of blood with the race her mother
sprung from; but the long chilled current of her
heart had beers warmed, And began to flow, as the
youthlial tide ever should. The icy crust at the
fountain-head of joy gave way st the warm touch
of friendliness.' Even her eye was moistened with
the sweet waters, so refreshing to her thirsty soot.
And when she sat down by her mother's bed
again, she almost trembled at the power a new hope
had over her ; she almost saddened again, in belies
ing she was cruel to her mother's memory, in fill.
ing her place so soon with a sew image.,
But her parent lied been dead to her for months;
and the joy of being thought of; loved, had
born to her since the sun rase 'We cannot wonder
that the day of festival did not end in such tears
as it had opened with.
Passionate, gifted, spiritual Corinne Giettti, gave
the rich treasure 'of her unshired thoughts. to the
author of the earnest note lying now chafe to her
heart; and that New Year's evening., by the depart.
ed, remained forever clear in the young girl's
memory when time and happiness had faded the
impressions:if herothic lonely hours.
"My poor, poor Karl! iVhat gladness can all
this wealth snd brightness give me, when my only
son, my darling boy, it losing all his nobleness in
the lore of wine 7"
Was them any cause for ' sorrow on this New
Year's evening in the rich dd welling of Peter Van
Schenck ? Was the heart Of a millionaire troubled
as one crashed by poverly 1 '
Brilliant were the rooms, and gay the meeting
of young friends. in. thicinanaion of IL father (dent
ing for his Ant born. The New Year's tablee t wari
loaded' with' delicate — confections • the fadelful
Chinese and antiqoe 'Wanda were ' boidened-iarlih
costly gifts;. deeding light .faU allwrounal.:ilkwatin
ating curtained memo& rich in canning litiputinriV
and music was %hete t with Bowers smiles, aiib their
Bet was irtralthititgk' the blies
of light Might fell &ready onthitt , Aithetwbroncit
could not, take the shade.., offo.,,9o.4hough.the
mother's eye sparkled sometimes at one joy
the light wild not put ont the glimmering ors tear.
which trernbled.ori the lasfiis;droalting °nod end
heavily upon the cheek. And although abeaieter
shone a gem of_beautp beneath the brilliant rep, it
could not pierce.the. Inner, temple, where lay the
rains of strong affection, and'gita them joyfully. 4
A son, so !Midi/Nan only brother...
aritlia warm Iteirt:sed Weed reined braWtoi
dates life, bad-time - ldolielat trim:ids* leapt for
sorrow more bins than that the deattutali v hflpga;
T or ms t l y e arm;poung Wart Vitakenci hid fared
t h e w i no . c up better than the of Intiitiiittel
on this annual tetorned at a late
hoar, and with w poluted brow, int birarietneiatie
home- The anxious ear e 6 tather,mother, mister,
thed ever caught his Welt.kmown monad of the ure.
iimmtietep, sa st approaChediihrtedor; had liitiniett.
• which hal Aos latar-entagl teheir;reeten.,42llo:74lP.
Year's night was sure to bring the event - blink form,
the wandering eye; for the many eallsadaring the
exciting day brought many a draught pf.ppisop,to
Karl's lips. which
away with this rod snare of wine , which
evil lurks in, because it cannot linger atniiirthe
fruits and flowers which innocence loves so well
Let it no longer fascinate with its glowing eye and
biting tongue the suns and brothers, who pass from
hoiise to house with the New' Year's congnitnla
tions! • Let nature's unpainted gilts, the varied
confectionary of ingenious Art, and the cheering
contents of the smoking urn, be enough of hospitali
ty. without the luxury which a mistaken generosity
offers to too-easily 'excited Jim.
But what light stronger than the brightness of
the artificial day—what joy gieater,than the youth.
ful hope upon the faces of thirt gay coinpaoyhas
cast suddenly away the shadow from the father's
brow—has quenched the tsar in the mother's
has gilded the ruins in the sisters heart? Nothing
more bright than the preienceof i young man,
who; presenting a' beautiful boquet to Kate Van
Schenk.; kissed her cheek lovingly. • ; r
It was the son—the brother! His eye wasoleer,
his flue form erect, his hand firm and warm, as he
gripped his slider's, with an emphasis that had' a
world of meaning in it. lie met his mother's eye
with tte conciousness of Ds joyful wcnder glowing
in his face ; end sought her side,after due atten-
tion to his sister's guests, with the ferioroea prod
igal. - '
'He bad a gift for With his parent.; but what
were gifts compared to his dear' ' presence, air be
stood there in wanly beauty. with rumen ,unwaser
ing—with intellect unquenched by wine? And
oh t how merrily to them now passed the boars
All was shaduwless, now that toe light of Harrs
clear eye fell upon the scene.
A gleam of joy had come to the rich dwelling,
while the beautssul watcher by the untroubled couch
dreamed of new life.
That night, a strong man bent his knee tbr the
first time before the throne, and asked for strength
to overcome a foe. It was Karl Van Schenk, sanc
tifying by earnest prayer his vow of reformation,
'T was .New Year's evening again.- .Twelve
months bad passed since Hope had sent her angels
to the poor dwelling of Corrinne, and the young
Karl's, luxuriant home. The lowly room was des
olate now ; but again the rich mansion of:Peter
Van Schenk was dazzling with light---again
comp a ny was assembled in the spacious rooms.
But the rooms were crowded now, end more Isor.
ishly adorned with - the rare embroidery of flowers.
Jewel. &abed. feathers , ktesed • snowy_ necki;rich
dresses added grace to, lovely forme. All was life,
all flutter, all animation. It was s bridal: ,W bowl
Who was the bride 1 • The very beautifa,'
whose romantic story was on all lips? Who was
it, that bore herself so gracefully., so nobly, before
a multitude of eyes? What made all hearts ac-
knowledge 'there was' worth enough' undeethat
gifted brow to equal rank; end wonder not, that
the passionatelove of such amreature, bad wort a
victim from fast-strengthening chains? ,
It was Corrinne l--Corrinne , the lonely orphan
girl! , :—wbo' jibed vow' by ''the'aides 'ot' Nail , VIM
*thank, the wife, theidolof his mod.: • It was Cot.
rinne raised !ruin t 4. darkness;
_of her low home
to this brilliancy of fashion and wealth: Corrio
ne the dreaming ivithlter--ilielaborer for bread—
mow petted by a happy family—now the object of
such love as abe had longed fur in heavily-burdened
An] never was theree happier bride]; never was
there'll Wilier bride 'lrriown in the proud circle in
which the Van Sehenks Moved. Even the , old
man, whose, shadow bed been upon. tits hearth so
long, caught the admiration of the crowd; and
made himself useful now in telling how wealthy be
had been and ennobling bin beautiful step-daugh
ter's purity by ,ginag it es the cause of their chan
ged fortunes. The old man's heart was sollempi
wondertally by'the homage Coati= was now the
object or:
But bow Immo tbia all about?
One little year ago, and the unknown friend
sent his first token of' interest—ay, /o:v 7 —to the
young foreigner. One little year ago, that affection
was first acknowledged, which bad the puler to
tales the lover from tins "downward - way" to the
glorious height of .temperaace and prayer. It had
proved a more, persuasive guide than filial 'or fra
ternal love • and led to his home a changed
—a deliberated min. All uncuneiously 'Beauty
and Genius in Obscurity had brought light and jay
to high places clouded by grief.
Karl had first seen ClOlOllO in the arm of the
publisher, who accepted her articles to his own
profit more than beta: Struck by her peculiar
beauty, be had sought - all means to %now ber-hia•
tory, watching her secretly in her regular visits to
the publisher, (the only visits she seemed to make,)
and strengthening at every sight of her the interest
which tad been awakened in his hurt.' • • '
Flo read her eloquent appeals to the wayward.
the sinning, the, unclisritybleof the earth, with
wondering admiration and delight. But justbefore
that memorable New • Yeti's' day; - he bad - been
touched to his very isoullti one of berwomanly'dit.
fences of the weak and ; erring, in *which she• had
declared she would sooner trust the , being whom
leading • misaion Was the love of wine, thin one
whose spirit had tintrnth fords - foundation—who
steeped his words in sweet deceit, and eintitillaid
his brow with falsehood. There .was no: bops
where beautiful truth was not permitted to he a
yawl bht the strong draught did cot alvrayi or
speedily drown the noble sentiments of the aoulai
Kart felt Match, wee aetwitbetead.
Mg his years of weakness, the heavenly whisperers
were not all 6401'd—dist ieGnement of, his
mind way not yet made grove , bytbe companion.
ship of those who spurned ell tooralitilisf.r Time
wee- hop* for ideal sod• ea the. mewing. of Altai
first New Year, he earnaiitly resolved to keep hie
lip from touching the glees, which sclightbe offered
to him during-bin inatiy-calls.--When evening
came, his lip wail pare of the .reelettetnand; pith
hopeful heart he sent his firsteitfpring to
.O r mi•
de girl whose lenity had strengthenta
Corinne was 'too holy in her loriallkeisind
for hiaa.ta bring ahaostronionew laheryead:
determined to mike her hie „gyro 3 retitedwiktdir
he could win hir,'after a trial of hue' vow of tem
perance for hitficylette -
Hey still remained unknown deitakeiecitailary
ileAtto constantly received eumetwatipest cokaNehat
the one heart in "tlie,gay outet,„yrory,etill Art
*warmly for heir--ioic droithrprey for,e gift Co g,
'ad hermits!'" thinipi 'lllPeftdcharti is
osorsetritb Nor Ahoy hi keep hirepbustrahrif
The ale xlittpthe,paerted...aeWitad the " 0 "•
known.'_tr papre4 so faithfully At &my. hid sot
icing to Wait - for/the asiotid 'girls deolaratioe.that
elsoWasit r adied.' tar" hit - el 2
liar proud spirit could not break; Altetelintiallhe•
tempt or condescenekm,ebtamigtbt. meacmiebly
peel fecm, the wealthy fpoily , she. anal if
she wedded Karl:end it was not wilt th e ►Mg
Kate warmlfelaimedleir WOW. and the " •
of her layer bigoted her fortiorjorobo bealtholight
their aching hearts,, Atiat.eter_wast confuted her
dower of purity was more oortlyjn their ayeethae
kedge" told:. -
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