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RIDGWAY, ELK CO. PA., FRIDAY, NOV. 27, 1868.
OBIli Counts flbotate,
. FUBLISUKD EVKBT mtDAT MOBNINO, BT
O. 13. GOULD, Bdito r.
TERMS, TWO DOLLAH9 A YEAll tS ADVANCE
Rates of Advertising.
Dne Square lwck,tl 00 jt -4 Column montln
: 1 W
8 8 00
4 " S 50
2 months 4 00
1 2 Column 1
8 " S 00 do
0 " 7 60 do
1 " 13 00 do
1 week 1 751 do
1 mouth 8 60 l Column
4 Column 1 week 5 00
do 1 month 7 00
Special Notices after Marriages aud. Death an
lnnnl of one-half the above rates.
rStilnos Cards five lines or less, $5.00 per
over Ave lines, at the nsnal rate of advertising.
Of onr One Dollar Sale has caused such
vi ha lin order to supply the demand occasioned by mtr
constantly Iiiereiirdni pitroiinae. wo have recently
made Importations for the FnflTrade, direct Irom
Amounting to Nearly 6500,000.
So that wo are prep ired to sell every description of
J)ry and Fancy Cnods, Silver Plated Ware, Cutlery,
Watches, Alhuuis, Jewelry, Ac.
- Of better (futility than any other concern
in the. country for the uniform
ONE DOLLAIt VO II EACH AUTI
CLH, M'lth privilege of exehnn-.ro from a larie variety of
tt-efti! artieles not one of whieh eottid he houiilit fur
TWIJE THE AMOUNT
tn Ar.y1T way,
tT" The het of floton and New York references
Vlvvii as to the reliability of our h-'tne. and tint our
Implies i conducted ill the laircpt ut.d Most leL'ill
imniier p"sH)le, and that we L'iv irreau-r value fur thu
tnoney than can be obtained in any u'her way.
All OoikIs damaged or broken in
transportation replaced wihuut
ff Checks (le-crlblnir articles oM sent to agents
In Clubs at rates incuilnucil b"lcw. We iiurantee
we- v arlcle to cost les than II' bought at any Huston
or Now York Wholesale IIoiho.
Our Commissione to Agents
K-ce-d tliu-o (if every other osl-tbli-iltnient of the
kind, pro f or this can he Poilt-I la oiiioiariutr our p--e
miiun- with those or oiliers 1'OU Ci.l'lts tf THE
(SAME flZU, in addition to wh eh we claim toi;tve bet
tcr truods !' the same character.
Wo will send to aifeni.s free of c.liarn,
Fon A Ci.rn c 8) and T. iii:k I)oi.Li:s One of the
Yollowineartlelcs: 1 do.. i:ool iillen shirt fronts, 1 set
ioii(l gold studs. All wnul e.-n-iin-a-o lor taints. Fine
While counterpane, l-irtro aix-. 1 derail balnioral
skirr. Sill vils. hruwn or bleached sheet ili'T, toodi tali
tv, ywd w'ide. 1 elegant 10') (ileHfe ima-ncco bound
photo, album. 1 double lens t--roo copo and 1!! for
eign view-. 1 silver pl-tled engraved ." bottle casior.
1 cle-jat.r -Ilk f:tnt with Ivory or sandal wood frame,
ealhoied edge anil sp.-IIl-.rlcd." 1 steel c irvilij; knife anil
Turk, verv li -t q-ui!tiy. ivory hrilnne.-d handle 1 hand
tn, me headed and lined p ira-ol. -.ill yds. (rood p int. 1
Very line dainu.-k table cover. 1 p". best iitalit j ladies'
sertre Congress boots. 1 dox flue litteu towels. ia do..
ItoL'ers' best silver dessert lo-ks. 1 ladles' large real
Morocco traveliliL' hag. 1 fancy dr s p litem, .'a do.,
cl rant -liver plated engraved tr!tl;ln rings. 1 dozen
1'iilii s' line Merino or cotton storking 'U"nt's heavy
fln-ed solid gold ring. 1 r ladies' high cut balnioral
Iviots. 1 el 'gaut d -laiue J ess pattern, l violin and
bow. in 1) i.t complete. 1 set jewelry, pin, ear diops
and sleeve buttons.
Poii a CM'iioF 60 ash Ctvr. Dm.LMis 1 hl ick or
Colored alpicca dress pattern. 1 set luce curtains. 1
.)!-. (ill wool llhtllke's. JCll'.'raved silver plated I' bottle
n volving castor. 1 beautiful willing de.-k. 1 solid
go'd scarf pin. si1, yd-, very tin i cainii'i'i., for pants
mid vest. 1 set Ivory b.ilaiieeil handle knives with sil
ver plated lorks. 1 elegant satin p-iras d, heavily bead
ed and lined with silk. 1 pr. gents' call boms SO
vds good brown or bleached .slu'eting. yard wide, or -10
yds Ji yd wide, good qua 1 y. 1 ladies' elegant
inoroeeo iraveling hag. 1 square wool hawl. 1 plaiu
Norwich poplin i.rsss patti-i-ii l?t yds doiihie width
cloth lor ladies' cloak. Klegmt engraved silver plated
lea pot. a yds. dottlilu width water proof clutn for
Fon A Ci.fB of HH1 and 'I'M Dollars! rich merino
or Thibet divs pattern. 1 pr. line i.aina-k table cloths
mid napkins to in itch. 1 pr gcuiV French calf boois.
1 heavy sil-ertilMted engraved lie pitcher. Very lino
till wool cloth for ladies' cloak. 1 web very best qnallly
browi, or bleached sheeting. 7'. yds. line easr-iuiero
for suit. 1 elegant poplin dress tiaiteru. 1 elegant
Kugllsli ha ege dre-s pittern. i beaitiiful Eugli-h
barege shawl. 1 set ivory balanced handle knives uud
forks. 1 ladies' or gents'' silver hunting case watch. 1
bartiett hand portable sewing machine' Splendid
faini'y bible, steel engravings, with record and photo
:grapli pages. 2 yds good hemp carpeting, good col
ors. 1 pair good Mars, illes quilts. 1 good six barrel
revolver. 1 elegant IV.r tniill' and capo I single barrel
shot gun. 1 silver plated engraved U bottle revolving
ca-tor, cut glass hollies. 1 very tine vloliu and bow, in
case. 1 set ivory b ilanccd kniv es and forks.
l'resunts for larger clubs increase ju thu same ratio.
Sjdg! Jloncy by JJi'o;itcred Loiter.
HEXD KOU OfU NEW CIHCULArt.
PARKER & CO.,
8514 Koa. S uud 1U0 Situituer stroet, Boa'on.
110, 172, 171 and 170 Greenwich Street,
Nkw YottK, October 10th, 1N08.
The undersigned takes pleasure iu announcing to his
numerous friends tind p-ittons that from this date, the
charge of the 1'acitic will by 2 50 per day. '
lteiug sole proprieto-of tills hoii-o, nud therefore froe
from the too common exaction of an inordinate rout,
he Is lully able to meet tho downwatd tendency of
prices without any falling oil' of service
Jt will now, as heretofore, bo his aim to maintain un
diminished tho favorable reputation of the Pacific,
which it has enjoyed for mauy years, as one of the beat
(Uf travelers' hotels.
Tho table will bo bountifully supplied with every
slelicncy of the season.
J'he utlendance w ill he round efficient and obliging.
Tha location will be fonud convenient for those
-wh se business calls them to the lower part of the city
'.being one doornorlhof Courtlaud street, and one block
west of Itroadwuy. And of ready access to all Kail
Hoad and Steamboat Lines.
85m(l JOHN PATTEN.
CARPETS Don't pay tho high
The New England Carpet Co. , of Boston, Mass., es
tablished nearly a quarter of a century ago, In their
present location, lu Halls over 71, 73, 75, 77, 7!1, bl, Hit,
5 and 7 Hanover street, have probably furnished more
jiouses with carpets than any other house lu the coun
try in order to afford those at a distance the advan
tages of their low prices, propose to send, on the re
ceipt of the Drieu. 20 vds. or onwards of their beautiful
cottage carpeting, at SO ceuts per yd., with samples of
cw,ri, vnryinj in price irom cents 10 topuryaru,
suitable fur furnishing every part of any bouse. - &t4
fl 1 AAA Pt Yoar guaranteed, and steady employ
u51lU ment. Wo want a tellable agent In livery
county to sell our l'atent White Wire Clothes Lines
i Everlasting.) Address Wuitb Wikb Co , 75 William
St., N. Y., or 10 Deat born St., Chicago, 111. U5t
All persons aro forbid negotiating or purchasing a
Pue lull, drawn iu favor of tieorge Groia, for the sum
Mif live hundred dollars, benriug date Kcdl 14th.
payable 1st of May, ltttft. Said Due Bill was drawn In
- .consideration tut repairing our mill ; said mill was to
do good work, and said mill has proved a failure ; there
fore no value has beuu received for said Due Bill, aud
1 will uot Py U. - D. B jutiNMUPi.
13 Kidi-way, ov. IStU, lb68.
. a s6rt. e
I lind a pet tjppbew, John Brytlon, and a
dear friend Jessie Orolmm. Now, 1 am not
a bit of a peace-mukor, but, lovcing tliose
two people no dearly, it was but natural that
I should Wish to have thorn near mo. This
was a pleasure I' seldom enjoyed, for Jessie
was teaching ia one of the city schools, ail J
it was only for the brief vacations that I
could claim her. qhiu.too, was book-keeper
in a large mercautnrrhouse, and his visits
to "The Ferns," as I called my home, were
rare. By dint of much Btratejry, I hod suc
ceeded in securing them both for the Christ
mas holidays ; and in order that they might
not be lonely, t Invited a host of nephews
and nieces to meet them.
For Christmas Kre, we had dancing,
games, tableaux, and. to crown all, an im
mense tree, laden with gifts for all present.
It did my old heart good to hear the joyous
laughter ringing through the quiet hall, and
to watch the fair forms and bright faces that
brought beforo me so vividly llirt scenes of
my youth J but most of all, I loved to look
at Jessie, and for the first time I began to
Bpcculato a little upon the probability of my
having some day, a better right to her love
than I then possessed, if she mid John would
only love each other.
Tho itlea once lodged In my brain it was
impossible for me to think of anything else,
and I turned lo look fontlietn, hoping to see
something which should confirm whut I so
ardently dt sired.
I found them sitting in nil alcove, Jessie,
as usuiil, surrounded with friends, for she
was a general favorite. 1 do not know what
they bad been talking admit, but, just as I
joined them, I hoard her say distinctly
'There is no vice for which 1 have such nn
titter adliOiTi itee, as that of dmnkciluesSjdlld
I nm convinced 1 should lose every particle
of respect fur a ni.tii, h-tvintr oncii seen him
'ButMuvly,'" itrjvil one, "no gentleman
would venture into iltu society of ladies, if
ia such a condition."
"Nevertheless," answered Jessie, "I linvo
seen gentlemen at pat lie, who, if not ttctu
ully intoxicated, were at least, so far under
the influence of liquor, ns to bo unconscious
of their words and deeds. "
'And whoso hands offered the wine, Miss
"I understand you," was the low reply ;
"but, admit the dainty fingers offered the
cup, and bright eyes challenge, you to quaff
its contents, tie you wish me lu belicvo that
a man has not sufficient firmness, ro resist fie
temptation? What s deentne ol'your boasted
decision of character, mid the strength of pur
pose upon which you pride yourselves ? No,
no, Mr. I,awieni:e j lie honest enough to
confess that the fault lies in your own weak
John had been leaning over tho back of
her chair, and just then I chanced to look up
at liiiti. The crimson torrent rushed to his
face, then i.S suddei If receded, leaving a
graylsli pallor about his itiott h while the
hand that rested on the chair actually trem
bled. I was too frightened to speak. Suddenly,
there Hashed across my mind a recollection
os some vague I llinois f lutd heard concern
ing John' intemperate habits. Iliad never
heed them, lieleiving ihetn to be utterly false
Hut now vhut hut a consciousness, of guilt
and shame could have caused that varying of
color '! I grew sick at heart, nud silently
leaving the irronp, 1 hurried up to my own
loom, that 1 might be alono to think. Alas
all the joy of ih.tt bright Christmas time
had vanished, leaving in its stead, a great
sorrow that must lie borne altino in silence.
I wa'ched John closely ttl'ler this, and al
though wine was repeatedly offered to him,
he invariably refused it j so 1 concluded that
ttl'ler till, I had been mistaken, uud Caii;-
d myself a great deal of unnecessary sulT
ering. At the close of the holidays, my guests re
turned to their homes ; but on the last
morning, John came, looking proud and
happy, to tell me that, beforo another
Christmas, h and J essie were to be married.
Jessie, too, canie into the library while we
were there, and we passed thoi entire morn
ing in forming blight plans for tho future.
Jeusiu was t ) go back to school until the
summer vacation, when she woultl return to
The Ferns' anil would remain with me until
her marriage, which wu3 to take place in Oc
tober. I bade them good-bye with a light heart,
thu parting robU'.d of its bitterness by tho
hope of a speedy re-union. Meantime, 1
wusuot idle. My fortunu was large, and my
wants few. Instead of leaving my property
to bo disposetl of after my death, I chose to
be own executor, uud enjoy the greatest lux
ury which wealth cau tilTbrd the blessed
ness of giving.
Aa it was necessary for John to live in the
city, I decided to give Jessie, as a. bridal
ftreseut, a houso on r ourteeiitu svrtset, wlucu
iad lately come into my possession. I went
down to New York sometime iu July, to see
my agent about having tho house put iu per
fect order, and handsomely furnished ; Out
my first cull was upon Jesssie, whom I found
looking thin, nud paler, I fancied, than at
Iremaiued until her school closed, aud
then took her home with me. On the lust
day of my visit wo weut through the house
to see if Jessie could suggest any improve
ment iu the arrangements ; but bhe seemed
perfectly delighted aud was more like her
cheerful, happy self, than I had seen her be
foro. She peeped iuto the.chiua closet, say
ing, with a laugh, that if she "had a weak
ness, it was for a handsome table-service."
"Pronounce judgment upon these, then,"
I auswered, as I held before her a set of do
cantors and wine-classes. I displayed them
with pardonable vanity, for the design was
rare, ana the workmanship exquisite;, ami
remembering my darling's dainty taste, I
bad been at great pains to secure them. I
was not- a little disappointed, therefore,
to hear her say, quietly, that "they were
very beautiful, but she should never use
"Why not I asked her somewhat sur
"Because. Auntv, I Ions; ago determin
ed that there should never be a glass of
liquor in any house of which I was the mis-J
knew Jessie to be an advocate of the
temperance cause, but never supposed she
would allow its principles to influence her to
Buch a degree.
"Nonsense," I replied. "You are getting
to be a regular fanatic upon that subject ;
there is no hnrm iu au occasional indul
"Aunty," and tho dolicato mouth quivered
while the tones of her voice were hurd and
bitter, "my father committed suicide in a fit
of delirium tremens, nly mother died broken
hearted, and an only brother sleeps in a
drunkard's grave. Do you wonder at my fa
"Does John know this t" I Inquired.
She drew herself up proudly, and answer
ed "I havo no secrets for him.
"And is ho willing to banish wine from
his table? " I continued.
"Quite so j and more than that," he has
promised never again to evcu touch it him
self." "Why, Jessie," I exclaimed, "is it possi
ble that you have matin a temperance -mnn of
him f 1 have so often heard him declare
that no earthly power could induce him
to sign the pledge. You must be a magi
cian." "Not quite, for ho has not done that ; his
promise was given to me, anil the only magi
cian is Love, she added, softly.
I do not know what made me eoy it. but
the words come unbidden, and were uttered
without thought "Suppose ho should fail
to keep his word t"
"Then God pity mo, for he Is father and
mother, brother and sister to mo all that I
have upon earth."
"But, surely, Jessie, you Would not give
him up just for that."
A dreary, hopeless look filled tho brown
eyes, but tho lines about her mouth wore
firm, and tho sweet voice never falter
ed as she replied "He must choose for
I soij no more, satisfied that words were
useless, and we finished our tour of inspec
tiou iu sileuce.
Tho next tiny found us once more at "The
Ferns ;" and iu the busy days that followed,
we had neither time nor inclination to touch
upon a theme so painful. The wedding day
dawned bright and beautiful, ono of those
lovely October di'.ysthut stems to havo stray
ed dowu to earth from Paradise.
The ceremony was performed in the little
old-fasliioued church, ami immediately after
they were to start for Washington.
in compliauco with. Jessies wioli, very
few invitations had been issued. I petition
ed for a large party, but finally yielded, and
condoled myself with thoughts of the grand
reception which would follow their return,
lor, although 1 was no longer young,. 1 dear
ly loved to see people happy. John came
up the night before aud called mo into his
room to examine his present to Jessio, an
exquisite pin of perals, set in frosted gold.
u hilo there, 1 noticed liiS dressing-case
open, and in one of tho compartments a
Iraveling flask. I picked it up
"What is this, John V, " f "
"Brandy," was tho laconic nnswer.
I thought of Jessio, ami instantly looked
grave, lleuotieetl it, aud continued witli a
smile "It has uot been open in live months
lor 1 suppose you know 1 uin under orders
"Yes, I know, but why do you keep it
here, if vou never use it V"
"Well, the case uud conteuts weru a pres
ent : and besides, I like to test my own
strength, by keeping it nlwnvs withiu reach,
yet never yielding to tho temptation, for it
is such, sometimes, he added in a lower
Take care, John," I urged. "Remem
ber that human nature is but a frail thing to
trust to, and jow cau you pray to bo kept
from temptation, yet houily subject yourself
to etich a trial.
"Isn't it worth something to know that I
can resist V
I shook my head doubtfully, but said
Jessie retired to her room early compluiu
iog of a severe headache, and ns I was quite
busy, John decided to ride over to the vil
lage, 1 charged bun with a few commis
sions, not very important, but which, he
promised, nevertheless, should be promptly
attended to, and bid him good-night. 1 did
not haar him come home, but happening to
be awake at a long time past midnight, I
heard him pacing the floor of his room with
a quick impatient step.
At first I was alarmed, but finally conclud
ed that he was only a little nervous in anti
cipation of coming events. When I went
down stairs iu the morning, I found him on
"Good-morning," I said, "Did you have a
pleasaut ride, aud where are my packages ?"
lie tlung away ins cigar, aud came to
ward me, looking pale and haggard, with a
heavy look about his eyes that plainly indi
cated a sleepless night "I am sorry, Aunty
I quite torgot tuem, lie began, but I inter
'What is the matter, John? Are you
ill? You look wretchedly."
"Do I ?" he said absently. "I bolieve I
am feeling quite well."
"You believe !" I repeated. "See how
your hand trembles, you must have been up
all night. Let mo get you something imme
diately. What will you have ?"
'Nothing, thak you ; I dare say I shall
be bettor after breakfast j a cup of coffee will
steady my nerves," he replied with a little
Jessie did not comedown to break fast, aud
as soon as the meal was over, I weut up to
her room. I had sent up a tray with coffee
and toast, and was surprised to see it un
touched, while Jessio lay on the lounge, pale
and languid. She started up, and with a
fain attempt at a laugh, said "Is it time to
d.'ess, and have you come to scold ma for my
"You have time enough, dear ; Lot how
is this no breakfast ?"
"Ob I I am uot hungry this morning in
deed." she said, after a pause, "1 do not
know why it is, but I feel so strangely, as if
something terrible was aoout 10 uappen;
were it all inclined to be supersttous,! should
call it a presentiment."
"Nonsense."! interrupted. "What ter
rible calamity can possibly befull you on
this, of all davs ? Dismiss from your mind
all guch idle fancies ; or, if you must have a
Dresentimeut. let it be of coming joy.
will leave you now to dress, and when I come
again, let me una you looking oeauinui aua
as becomes a bride.
Jessie bluBhed through her tear, and kiss
ing her tenderly, 1 left her alone.
Two hours Inter I returned and found that
she had strictly obeyed my parting injunc
tion. She wore a heavy white silk j her veil
pure and soft, floated about her like a cloud,
and in place of tears, wore bright, joyous
"Well, little snow-drop, aro you ready ?"
"I believe bo."
"Come then j" and to-gether wo went down
to the library, where, John was waiting
"Punctual to the rn'drn'ont,,l he said, look
ing at his .watch, and coming to meet us.
"Shall we wo start immediately aud disap
point the minister aud the people by being
on time ?"'
I wondered that he did not wait to ad
mire Jessie, or, even to exchange a few fond
words, but supposed his impatience was al
lowable under tits circumstances. Passing
through tho vestibule of the church, Jessie's
dress caught on a nail. We were detuiiied
but a moment, yet I distinctly heard young
Gleason, who stood by the door, say to a
friend "Brydon was on a jolly spree last
night j went home at midnight, half tight.
I started. Could they, too, have heard
him ? .One glance convinced me. Every
vestige of color faded Irom Jessie's face,
while from John's eyes, there shot an angry,
defiant look, as he hurried her, almost rudely,
into the church and up the aisle. The minis
ter was waiting, and immediately commenced
the ceremony. .John's responses was clear
and firm ; but I listened iu breathless sus
pense, when tho momentous question was
addressed to the bride. She hesitated an
instant, then drawing away her hand, said
distinctly "I will not,' then with a pleed
ing look at John, she added "Take me
lie led her to the carriage, and I followed.
Consternation and nmazement were depicted
on every countenance. I, alone, was not
surprised ; I had (eared this denouement.
We rode homo in perfect silence. As
wc cutjred the house, Jessie turned to JcLli
and said " You believe that I have this day
publicly insulted and disgraced you. Prove
that you have not deceived mo, that yonr
promise has been faithfully kept, aud I will
make any reparation in my power no matter
how humiliating it maybe.''
" I cannot," ho replied, "Instead, let me
make confession." Then he told her how he
had met Borne friends the night before, and
after enduring every possible taunt and ridi
eule, had, in a moment of passion, yielded,
and swallowed a glass of wine. More follow
ed, and, as Harry Gleason said, he returned
homo more than half-intoxicated, yet sober
enough to realize what he had done. Ho
did uot close his eyes in sleep thnt night.
More than once he was tempted to acknow
ledge everything trusting to her love aud
charity for forgiveness. But If Bhe refused
could he give her up at the very last
moment : No, he could not, he would keep
this secret, at least until sho was his own,
his wife ; then, perhaps he would have tho
courage to confess it. Ha acknowledged
that he had acted dishonorably, aud that the
tribulation was a just ono, iu so far os the
punishment fell upon himself uloue. The
hardest thing to endure would bo tho consci
ousness that ho had embittered her life, and
perhaps broken hef heart. '"I will not nsk
your forgiveness," ho said, "I have not do
served it ; but if you cau once more place
confidence in one who has proved himself so
unworthy, trust me, the time will yot come
when I may nt least claim yonr respect, al
though your love may bo forever lost." He
paused and theit exclaimed passionately
"Jesseo, my darling, will you let me go
from you forever, without one word I"
"No, Johu," and she laid both hands in
his ; "the forgiveness you were too proud to
ask, I freely offer you. I do not utterly con
demn you for ono fault : but oh, John : with
all the recollections of my childhood to warn
mo, .1 could not net otherwise I do trti3t
you, and believe, in my heart, thatsomo day
1 snail bo proud to own, that 1 loved aud
was loved by you." She withdrew her hands
and turned away, but he clasped her to his
passionato embrace, kissed her once and
The next week ho sailed for Europe. The
firm ho was with had long employed a resi
dent clerk in Paris, and learning from John
his desire to go abroad, they offered the po
sition to him. Jessie went to Ohio to visit
au aunt, and shortly after her urriyal there,
entered a seminary as music-teacher.
r onr times had Christmas come and gone
since their depnrture, and ou the night be
fore the tilth, 1 sat alone in my quiet room,
musiug with a sad heart, over the past. A
knock startled ino from my painful reverie,
and a servaut entered with a card "John
Brydon." I hurried down stairs and found
him in the library. Ho was sadly altered.
I tried to welcome him, but tears choked
the words I attempted to speak.
"My dear John."
"My precious old aunty."
After a while he told me the story of the
past five years. How be had worked dili
gently aud well, until he had risen to a part
nership iu the firm, and already possessed a
handsome fortune ; but a foreigu, climate,
intense application to- business, aud above
all, the absence of the dear familiar faces,
besrau to imnair his health, and he caino
buck to recruit "I shall bo better soon,"
he said, "now that I am once more nt home,
for 1 believe that after all 1 am ouly home
sick." He laid bis bead over is siy Ian, and
I smoothed the dark hair, which was already
fatutly threaded with silver, while lie told
me incidents of foreign life and truvel, until
the groy light in tho east heralded the com
ing of another Christmas morn. All that
rest, and care, and the teuderest love, could
do for him, seemed vain. His step grew
more lauguid, bis cheek paler and thinner.
liven the balmy air of spring brought no
strength to the wasted frame, no color to the
hollow cheek, tnd by the middle of May he
was unablo to leave his room. Then, for
the first time, he consented to see a physi
ciaa. The good old doctor looked very
grave, and 1 tolloweu turn trom tna room.
"There ;b uo actual disease, " he said i
"only a gradual wasting away of the whole
system," uud he prescribed stimuIantB, which
Johu resolutely refused to touch. Ia vain
I urged the doctor's orders, aud told him be
would certainly die unless be obeyed them.
"Hie, 1 must then, it there is no other al
ternative, I have never tasted liquor since
that night," he said with a shuddder, "aud
please God, I never will. After I am dead,
will vou tell Jessie that I bave beeu true to
my promise, and bave proved that I would
rather die than pain tier the second lime
" Don't, don't, John ! I cannot bear to bear
you talk so," I cried. '"Jessie never loved
you, or she wdilhf not have given you up for
one single fault."
"Never loved me I" he repeated Oh, do
not take that comfort from me I It is the
only thought that has encouraged mo duriutf
the last five years, you will not rob mo of
my one cousolution ?'
Just then a thought occurred (o me I
wonder it never suggested itself before, but
I was never quick-witted, and old ago is not
apt to increase one's mentnl faculties I
would write to Jessie, toll her how manfully
ho had borne this Inst trial ; how, in all the
long years of probation, passed "amid
strangers and in a strange fund," he had
bravely met and ovcrcomo every temptation;
and, above all, that his true, faituful heart
was still loyal to her. I did write. I told her
all tins, and more j that ho was slowly dying
and sho alono could save hinv. "Come at
once," I said, "for all other help has failed
How anxiously I waited for a reply.
Would she come, or had sho ceased to love
him, nnd amid other scenes, surrounded by
new friends, forgotten tho loyal heart that
had never ceased to cherish her memory.
A week passed slowly. Standing by the
window, just nt twilight, I saw a carriage
drive up the lane, and it slender iieure alight.
In one moment Jessie was in my arms. Where
is he Aunty? Oh, take me to him 1" she
"Not now," I said "you are too excited.
Come with me ; and I took her to my own
room, brought fresh, cool water to bathe her
tear-stained face, and gently soothed her
until Bhe became quiet. She exchanged her
dusty dress for a cool wrapper, nnd then
crossed the hall to John's room. I opened
the door softly, fie was lying with closed
eyes, nnd I motioned her to- enter. Sho
crossed the floor with a noiseless step, and
knelt beside him. . He opened bis eyes,
looked at her a moment, then drew her face
beside his own aud murmured "Mv own
durlinsr I" I had not dured to hope for this ; j
it will be easier 10 die now."
"No, no.ohn ,you must not talk of dying; i
you will live, live tor me, sho said, eagerly.
1 came away : they would not misn me,
and it seemed like desecration to remain.
He did live. Slowly, but surely, health
nnd strength returned. Iu two weeks they
r;rena ried Jessie consenting to tho ar
rangement because, as his wife, she could
care for him so much better. To-dny he is
a strong, robust man, with an idolized wife
nnd two merry, laughing children. My story
is done. It has been told in a simple, old
fashioned manner, but the moral is plain.
Mr. Biseciikr on tue " Rixgs." Hun
dreds of people went away from Plymouth
Church unable to get inside of the house
lust evening. " Abhor that which is evil"
was Mr. Beecher's text. Ho said that there
was a growing tendency among thurch mem
bers and others to allow wickedness to grow
and nourish Irom a mistaken idea that every
mnn should attend to his own business.
Others compromised with their consciences
until they became indifferent as to whether
the guilty were brought to justice or not.
New York has nearly as many churches os
dens of infamy, yet the pulpits of that city
allowed all kinds ot corruption to grow
within its borders until it is second only to
Sodom and Gomorrah. Business meu who
stand high in the church set examples before
their clerks that ought to make every honest
man abhor tuem Irom the bottom ot his
heart. Ministers aro supposed to bo the
mouth pieces of God, yet they grow fat in
tho service of the Devil by keeping silent
when they should lift up their voices aud ex
pose the wickedness of corrupt men in high
places, inns justice is bought and sold, or
knocked down to the highest bidder. The
very word "judge" stinks, nnd could some
of these ministers of so-culled justice be
placed uuder parental rule once more, to
havo the scenes of their childhood renewed,
it would be a blessing to them and to their
country. Wcro all tho villainies of men iu
high places brought to light, they would in
cludo all the crimes known to Sing Sing nnd
Auburn. It is time for some one to "thun
der," or society will bo overwhelmed with
tho corruption of its members. The founda
tions of the Goverumeut are supported by
votes. When these votes nre bought ond
sold the Government rests on quicksand.
This is bud enough ; but what shall we say
when Legislatures are put into tho market ?
The only difference between New York and
Albany is that the latter place is l.iU miles
further up the river. The people must rise
up nud show their nb.borcnceof these wicked
men. Until the church and its members do
this we are at the mercy of swindlers and
thieves. In his prayer Mr. Beecher called
on God to have mercy on the judges, and
take tuem away. iniiuue,
Op President Lincoln, Thad. Stevens said:
" lie was eminently a trank man. ile once
rated me soundly for a speech 1 mado ou the
conduct ot tue war, saying L was too lust,
and would ruin 1L I, of course, thought
him too slow, and we hrd a pjptty hot dis
cussion. About a year later ho 6ent for mo,
and I went to him. It was a hot day, aud
he was lying about ou sofas and chairs, in a
disjointed way he had. 1 knew him by the
IragutetrtB, and so was able to reconstruct
him. 'Mr. Stevens,' be said, 'I have just
been reading a speech of yours,' 'I am flat
tered, Mr. President,' said 1, 'but 1 am not
aware that I have made any Bpeech lately,' 'I
know it.' be answered. ' but this is a sncech
you made lust year the one I scolded you
about, you remember t 'Oh, yes, Mr. Presi
dent,' said I, ' oue don't easily forget your
scoldings. I remember pertectly. 'Well,
Mr. btevens, you were right nnd I was
Of tue European sovereigns, JNapoieon is
a good horseman, but a poor marksman, and
worse swordsman. King William I. rides as
a centaur, aud fences with the rapier and
bayonet, but cauuot shoot very well. Vic
tor Emanuel is a passionate hunter, but
knows very little about tencing and is a some
what awkward horseman. Francis Joseph
is mediocre in everything ; he Bits passion
ately on horseback, is able to defeud him
self with hia sabre against a bayonet attack,
and can kill a chamois at a considerable dis
tance with his rifle. King Louis of Bavaria,
dislikes riding on horseback, aud bates to
have anything to do with swords and fire
arms. The Emperor Alexander is the best
though not the most graceful borsemau of
the sovereigns of Europe ; but he is neither
a marksman nor a swordsman. When hunt
ing, be often kills no game whatever. . .
Bust OimisTMAs Pt.ot PinniNo. One
pound of raisirrsy One of currants, one of
bread Chimbs, half pound suet chopped fine,
eight eggs', ono quart milk, one tea cun su
gar, one nutmeg, quarter pouud candied cit
ron, quarter cnmlied lemon cut in strips,
salt, nud other spico to taste. Boil Blowly
four hours, nnd cut with rich saucer
Floats. Break the whites of six eggs into
a flatdish, beating ns for icing; odd n table
spoourul of pounded loaf sugar for each egg.
When quite stiff beat into it n luhluspoonful
(or more, nccording to tiwtc) of currant,
strawberry, or any other fruit jelly. Pour
crenm iuto saucers and drop the float on it.
This recefpt, Mr. Godey, is an old family
one, but 1 use it constantly, and find it just,
ns good now ns it was forty years ago. Wo
then called it Fi.oatinu Island.
ConoANUT PoTiniNti. Pure the dark rind
from one cocounut nud grate the meat.
Break into a bowl six eggs, lidding a heavy
tablespoonful of Bugar for each egg. When
very light pour in a pint of cream or milk to
stir iu tho cocoanut. Moll a fcneup half full
of butter and add to it, with n small portion
of soda. Put a puff paste iuto yonr dish,
and fill with the mixture.
White Mountain Ash Cake. One potirtl
of wlue sugar, one teaoupful of butter, half
a cupful of Bweot milk, tho whites of ten
eggs, half a small teaspoonful of soda, one
teuspoonful of cream of tarter, three cups of
flour; flavor with vanilla or nlmond. Bnko
in jelly cake puns with icing between.
How to Produce a Fixe Gi.oss. Take
two ounces of fine white gum nraoic powder
put it iuto a pitcher, nud pour on it a pint
of boilkrg water (according to the degree of
strength you desire.) and then having covered
it, let it set all night. Iu the morning pour
it carefully from tho drugs iuto a clean bot
tle, cork it, and keep it for use. A table
spoonful of gum water, stirred into a pint of
arch tnat has been made iu the usual mari
ner, will give to lawns (either white or print-
d) a look ol newness, when nothing else can
restore them after washing. It is also good
(much diluted) for thin whito musliu and
Cim.nLAi.w. As this severe weather mav
mako many sufferers from tho above, it may
be a kindness to give a simple but efficacious
remedy viz., saltpeter dissolved in water,
very strong, and rubbed ell over nnd into
tho hand or foot till dry, several times a day,
especially when they inflamo or are irritated.
A ItF.MARKAIlI.E CASE OP PETRIFACTION.
About six years ago Mr. Amos Bronghton-
died in Wayne cdun'ty,- in this State, anil was
hurried there. After his death his widow
and children moved to Buskirk's Bridge, in
this county, where they now reside. A few
days ago tne tanuly ol tho deceased resolved
to bring the remains of the father from
Wayne county and have them deposited in n
cemetery near their .present residence. In
lurtuerance ot this purpose the grave wus
opened and tho coffin was exposed, but nil
ordinary efforts to lift it from its position
proved ineffectual. Tho coffin lid was there
fore removed, when it was found that, t'.ie
body was in the most perfect state of petri
faction. It was covered with a dry mould,
most as white and pure as marble. The
body showed not the least particle of decay.
Every feature and linenment was perfectly
preserved, and when stood upright it pre
sented the appearauco of a finely chiseled
statue. When Mr. Broujrhton died ho
weighed about 200 pounds, while the re
mains had incrersed in weight by potri faction
to 800 pounds. Before tho body was interr
ed at Bnskirk, it wus seen by the familv,
friends and many others there. It is the
most perfect and wonderful instance of pet
rifaction of human remaius that has ever
come to onr krowledge.
Si;t::KSSFi;t. Search Afp. T. nffi-nninil
liia wife, who. to punish him, resolved to net
dumb whenever he wns nresent : ntnl sn well
did she maintain her resolution, that, neatly
a week passed away, dunug which not a
word did she utter in his presence. She per
formed her household duties ns nsiinl. but.
speak the would not. He tried to coax her
out ot her whim, but in vain. At last ho
tried the following plan to overcome her res
olution, by working on her curiosity
the most uugoveruable of feinalo propensi
ties. Returning one evening from his em
rtlnvment. liia bulv nat. ilmra ,,u nn.,1 n.ut.i
he' immediately commenced a vigorous
searcu throughout the room. The closet was
examined, the bed-room drawers, boxes,
shelves j everything that could bo thought
of was overhauled. His wife was struck
with ustouishmeut nt his unaccountable be
havior ; aud as he proceeded in his search,
she became nervously anxious to find out
what ho was looking for. What could it be?
She looked in his face, to glean, if possible,
Irom ins expression, the object of his search;
but IIO CO. he wa sober nu a imlcm Ho
lifted the edge of the curpot, looked under
the table cover, aud finally approached her
chair, looking under it, and even went so far
as to brush her dress partially aside, us if
rl.nt l. t.A . .1 fit I 1
uui nu rollout, migiii, uo mere, r-no room
Btaud it no longer. Sho burst out "Bob,
what are vou lookiutr for V He smiled
and answered "Your tongue, and I bave
How to Keep Potatoes. A person who
claims to bo posted concerning the proper
treatment tor potatoes, says : It is, per
haps, needless for us to caution our readers
against leaving their potatoes exposed to tho
light either out doors or iu the collar. They
will, jf no exposed, soon turn green, become
soggy and almost unfit for u?o. They thou'd,
if possible, be kept in a dark, cool place,
away from all dauger of frost iu the winter.
We think potatoes used to keep better in
times gone by in the old durk cellars, than
now, in the modern cellars, with their num
erous windows. Some are in the habit of
keeping their potatoes in pits in the ground,
dug deep enough to be Bale from the frosts.
This may keep them well, but is a trouble
some plan. We have known thein to be
kept in the very best condition in barrels
aud covered with Band. If the barrels are
not at hand they will keep iu good" condition
by simply piling in one corner of the cellar
aud covering with dry Baud, 1 v
Icino fob Cake. One pound fiue white
sugar, the whites of three eggs. The flavor
Of a grated cocoauut is very uica in it.