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BY BER?SO?, HEESE & ?0.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., APRIL 25, 1866.
VOLUME XXXI.--N0. 17.
JUST OPENING AT
MRS. D. O'CONNOR'S,
(Next to Gray, Mullarky A Co's.)
No. 226 Broad St.,
S ? ra ir, Silk and Illusion Bonnets ;
Straw and Leghorn Hats ;
Bridal Wreaths and French Flowers ;
Spring Bonnet and Trimming Rib
Fancy Dress Buttons ;
Bugle Gimps ; . ,
Kid Gloves, Lace-"Mitts and Parasols ;
Grcnedine aud Beregc Veiling;
Blaek and White Lace Veils ;
Thread Laces, &c, ?tc,
Embracing overy varioty and style of Goods in j
toe above linc, together with a great many other j
desirable Goods net onnmenited, to which sho
calls the attention cf the Ladies.
Augusta, Mar 27 lui 13
THE fashionable public, und tboso who desire
good fitting CLOTHING, manufactured of
the finest Saxony Wool or Linen, unmixed with
where the greatest durability and finish are com
bined, will find it ti thoir interest to examine our
stock. Wo are offering
AT THE PRESENT
time greater birgains than can bo obtained in
any other Fashionable Clothing Kstabli.-hmciit
Give us a call and you trill find (.-ur
aro extremely low. Eoonotri't? who wish thc
a Ivantiigo. of buying Spring Clothing at
rites, will find it to their interest to give us a rall.
To our old patrons, we would respectfully s?y
has been marked down to correspond wi ?j thc
present scarcity of cash, and cannot bo surpassi-d
for cheapness. Our stock is varied, and has been
selected with great care. Afc kerp a full stock ol
extra size Garments, to uioet the demands ?f tbose
who cannot get fitted ut any other establishment.
Call and examine for yourselves, at
I. SIMON & CO'S.
FAS?IOSABLS CLOTHING EST.*. BUS HI: EST,
221 Broad Street,
s Augusta, Ga.
Mar 21 tf 12
Drugs, Medicines, &c.
PLUMB & LEITNER,
WOULD rcsp'.ctfclly invite the attention ol
MERCHANTS, PLANTERS and PHY
SICIANS to thc:r Stock of
PURE .ti ED I CIN ES,
PAINTS, OILS, BRUSHES,
FRENCH WINDOW GLASS,
SOAPS, &c, ?cc, &c.
PLP?8 & LE?TXER,
212 Broad Street,
Mar 7 3m IO
What I Wish to Sell.
23 Bbls. of Farl's celebrated Champagne CIDER,
and ti iresh supply arriving weekly.
35 Casks of Bars A Co's. PALE ALE, in pints
50 ?'.bls. of BOURBON WHISKEY;
10 Bbl?. COGNAC BRANDY ;
10 Bbl*. MALAGA WINE;
25 Cases HEIDSICK.'CHAMPAGNK ;
25 Cnses pure HOLLAND.GIN, and everything
els? iu the way of Liquors.
25 Hhds. Choice N1?W BACON, primo arti de.
100 Rbis. Northern ?LOI.*R. various brands.
10 Tierces fresh bent, new crop, RICE, prime.
50 Bbls. SUGAR, nil grades und varieties.
30 Bags COFFEE, assorted qualities.
10 Chests Jennings A Co's. TEAS, in J lb.
PEPl'ER, GINGIER, SPICES, CLOVES.
CINNAMON. Ac, ?te.
75 Boxes SOAPS, all varieties^
50 Boxes Adamantina CANDLES.
25 B ?xw OJW?KU STARCH.
Every kind aud variety -f PICKLE?. l'P.E
SKRVE3, Cai ned FRUIT. PISE end
OYSTERS, ??nd everything ol.so usually
k'jnt iu a First Cla^s Grocery Store.
100 Bbls. NEW MACKEREL.
150 Kit? No. 1 Fatuity MACKEREL.
IRISH POTATOES fur plauting aud family
200 S . ks CORN, arriving weekly at depot,
sad n?f <;ood< in my lin? generally, arri
ving da.iy, at low prices.
I Have Also,
Tho A^cnc-y for tho sale*of YARNS and OS
NABURGS, HOLLOW WARE and CASTINGS
?f all kinds, all of ?hieb will be sold at LOW
AngnstA, M?r 5 tf 10
-.- ? -.-.
ALL Person* indel led to m P. ?ti? Agcnv, either
by Noto or Account, who fail to oouio'for
ward and make settlement within thirty" 9ny?
from date, will find aaid Notes and Accounts in
Angartn far coMactinn._
" Little Jim."
Tbc cottago was a thatched one, the outside old
Yet everything within that cot was wond'ruue neat
and olean, _
The night was dirk and stormy; the wind was
howling wild ;
A pationt mother watched boside thodoath-bed of
A little worn-out creature-his once bright eyes
It was the collier's wifo and child-they oallod
aim " Little Jim."
Ancksh ! to see the briny toora fast hurrying
down her cheek,
AB 8ho offered up a prayer in thought-she was
afraid to speak, ? \
Lest she might waken one nho loved far botter
than hor life,'
For sho had all n, mother's hpart, had that poor
With hands uplifted, see! sh6 kneels beside tto
And prays that He will spare her boy, and tate
She gets ber answer frc in the child-soft fall tho;e
words from him :
"Mother,tho angels, do so smile, and beckon
I have no pain, dear mother, now, but ob, I am
Jost moisten poor Jim's lips again, and, mother
don't yo cry."
With gent?o, trembling haste, she held a tea-eop
to his lips :
He smiled to thank hot ns he took three little Liny
" Tell father, when ho cornea from work, I said
good night to him ;
And, mother, now I'll go t? sleep." Alas ! poor
She saw that he wa3 dying-that tlie child sh s
loved so dear
Had uttered tho Inst words she might ever hop ;
The cottage door is opened-tho collier's step i?
The father and tho moiler met> bat neither spoal:
He felt that all w.v over-he knew hi? child was
Ho took the cundle in his Laud and wolkod to
wards tba bed.
His quivoring lips givo token of thc griof he'd
And sec ! his wife ons j jiued him-the strickenei!
With hearts bowed down with sadues?, they hum
hiv ask of Him
In Heat sn once more t-> meet again their ow;
poor .. Littb: Jim "
--? ? . -i-.
BERNICE HJ?ATEL?'S S0M01F5.
EY MKS. C.
A dash of summer rain against tbe gables;
a subbing of tuc wind under the wide, jutting
tv. Y c.-; ; nod thc old iurm hou.-o Standing up
dripping and brown in tbe midst of the pelt
ing storm ; may bf you eau imagine' just hov.
it luuk?iij but you cati hft rd iv see wittiiu lui:
walls. Crouching under thu brown rafters,
bt-f^rc the indescribably poor 1 ghtof a tallov.
camile, willi her proud head ly;ug; against bei
hoed, ns ii she bad dashed it heartily agaiust
the palm, was a jounggirl of perhaps sixteen
summers. An old. well-preserved book loy
half open before her, hut she was not then
reading nor studying. The clear,light-colored
eyed were raised towards tho untfnisf.pd roo I
as if she listened to thu raiu ; Lut if she benni
it, it was because the soui.d temceed lier c?r<
without v.jll or wish of bets.
She was aroused at last, by the tipping over
of her bit of candie, which, growing gradual
ly weaker, had iittally found itself unable
lor ger to sustain^ itself, and therefore, after
sundry warningand pauling leaps, it fell OUT
because obliged to, aud not because it had
any desire to get away from the fuil light ol
the gi'rl:s large eyes.
': My light has lett inp," sho said in sweet,
soft tones ; " and there is nothing left but to
hie me to my bcd under thc brown old eaves.
Well, old attic, you have held ine -in your
bosom longer than you ever will hold mc
again. This life I cannot endure. Let mo
seo, for six years Mrs. Alidge has. bad the
hard, ceaseless toil of rny hands, and lcd my
feet whither she would. I have never de
ceived her, -never-failed her ; then, ^urely, I
have -inply repaid her for my scanty ward
robe. I shall have a light heart in leaving
her to try the fortunes ol' the world. Ah !
how she'will fret and annoy mo when she
liuds thai 1 am really going to leave ; but I
feel that nothing but death can change my
determii'iition. Kre two mouths aro passed,
DoyltY Hill will miss ;:ne. Its clover will be'
unpressed by my feet, and its flowers un
plueked by my hand. A spirit of restless
uneasiness besets me. I fret at mv bondage.
I mu t up ar?d away. Tomorrow, if the raiu
ceases, I shall go to Burley for Dame Midge.
I have, let mc see,* ten cc ats-ha ! ha !-cash
funds, with which to purchase a copy of the
'Herald' and one ol'the 'Press:' maybe
that I shall see something attractive there.
At any rate, I leave ?e barren neighborhood
of Doyle Hill and i-s meagre surrounding*
soon." - >
Thc light ?rey eyes remained wide open,
dilating- with intens? thought. The ram?ame
with a lull fre;' dash o trait?t thc attic window.
Thc ligiit winds whispered aiong thc tatar
eaves, and finally their weird and lulling mu
sic soothed the young girl to sleep.
"Bernice! Bernice!" called Dame Mitigo
iu a hfir?b, high key, " it's brood daylight and
qaitc time the cows are railkrcl. Come, come,
don't let rac have to speak again."
Bernice*, roused from her .(<eep sleep, re
membered that she was lo go !o Barley that
day if the weather was line, nr.d. hastening
down the narrow sUirs Ehe took her bonnet
from the peg in ' the entry, and going to the
pantry seized the pails and went out singing.
The giorious rcTulgep'-e of a summer dawn
' was illuminating" ? dear sky. and from thc
shelter ol' the trees thu birch? give for!h their
grar'd operatic trills. .A smile of pure, child
like j y ht up tho face of young Bernice as
she hore into thc house her pails ol snowy,
. An h-jur leter she trod aiong the green
highway with springing step, bearing upon
her arm Dame Midge'* market basket in which
?he v.13 to bring back divers and many ne
cessary- articles mr housekeeping pur-poEC?.
The basket hung heavily upon her strong arm,
for it was filled w'ub t he produce of thc dame's
thriving poult rf ; th? ?rus were to bo ex
changed for other thinge ; and so nicely did
I the oid lady always lay her plans that by no
means c uid there be ono cent appropriated
hy Bernice for any little gow gaw ?hat nearly
j ail young people covet. J3crnico had said fe
j che (Illirie, thus breaking the ice of hcrdeter
?1 " Aunty, ere long you will have to procure
lt boy to do these errands fur you."
.'Hoity toity!" was the sneering reply j
" the yo??g jade would ' refuse to earn her
:. tw.ard, would she ? Keep minding your hon
est bu-iness, miss} a pat p^r brat should nev
.er know anything about pride."
Bernice's clear .cheek flushed, and har ejO
?arkaned asBxaij, bat sh? only /a??,
" It is not the pride you accuse roe
j ma'am ; it is the laudable ambition to hs
more than one dress that will take me her
at no distant day."
"Enough, qniteenough, for a pauper jad<
"Paupers are human, ma'am," was t
" Pack yourself off, hussy, and were it n
for my egga I wouldn't care if 1 never BS
you again, you ungrateful baggage 1"
"1 will not trouble you with my presen
long,1' was the answer, in a different to:
from which she bad ever before replied ; ai
she f miled bitterly as she walked along tl
damp read with the dame's heavy and uogai
ly basket upon ber arm.
Ouce in Burley she made baste to dispo
of her eggs and to ropleni*h the basket wi
the required articles. Being weary, she s
down in the store lo rest ere setting out <
her return, for, be it known, it was four got
milos from Doy1<> Hill to Burley, As she s
quite by herself, she watched the differei
peopie coming and going, for Mr. Dwight, i
whoso store she sat, was the principle boa
n*6s man in the thriving village. One an
another came and went. At hist there el
tered a very different personege ..rom tl
previous ones ; the mest of them w*rc cout
try people, rough as their native hills. Th
man wore a jaunty cap which was eet we
back from bis handsome face. His Irowser
spotted with mud from the combined cause
of the previous night's rain and his fa lt riding
were of fine, soft cloth. A short, heavy gol
chain and seals dangled carelessly from hi
wateb-poeket. The boots bespattered als<
were of finest leather and bright polish ; the
swallowed the trowsers to tho knee, givinj
the new-comer a peculiarly rakish look.
" Ho, Mr.Maicolm," said Merchant Dwighl
obsequiously, " glad to 6eo you ; glad to at
you, sir. Fine rain last night. When du
you come from Middleville ?"
"Yesterday;" answered Malcolm, whip
.ping bis boots wiih his short-handled horse
whip. " Deuce take k," another crack a
the unsuspecting boot toe, " 1 posted thrci
miles beyond here in pursuit of one Bridge
Kathleen O'Flarrity, who was recommeudec
"o my lady mother as a red-haired subcrdi
nate out of employment who would take th?
office of nuraery-maid in place of Biddy Mac
Xinnistcr resigned. Splashing through the
rain yesterday, to send thia dangbter of Erir
up by to-day's coach, I t'ouud the darlint had
just Jet herself for an indefinite space tc
somebody else ; so," and tbe left patent loath
er naturally sprang r.sio'e from the crack ol
the whip, and tho right one coming up inop
portunely, got the whole blow fairly ou the
?ose ; "so i have got to go back without th*,
fe rth-coraing maid, and to be pouted off some
where else. What a nuisance t.Le-e young
hopefuls are !*' und the left boot, which
seemed to be particularly nervous, rqnealed
like a rat as-fte young mau turned upon ii
and snapped his whip in its roar.
Bernice came forward without realizing
what she was doing, and turning to the young
" fell your mother that I will come aud
" You ?'' exclaimed- Mr. Malcolm, very
nearly givlnf the young girl a crack with his
whip, he jerked it up iq such nervous haste.
*. 1'ou ?" ejaculated Mr. Dwight, koowire
much of the young girl's unpleasant and des
Sh-; nodded her head.
" What would Dame Midge do without
you? Why do yon leave hoi ? How dure
you think to brave her Sager?" were the sur
prised enquiries, for people of the lady's fault
finding and quarrelsome nature are generally
nell known, souildiug as they go to tue toc
aiu ol war.
" What will she do without me ? She is
well au i strong, and to bear her talk, Mr.
Dwight, one Would imagine that she cold
keep four goodly aiz<;d errand boys cheaper
than she can me. Why do I leave her ?
Young girls generally want the second sui;
:o their hack. I am no exception, 1 assure
you. How d-.re I think of leaving her?
i'hat question is potent of meaning, but lean
answer il. I am sixteen years old, and have
been called pauper lorg enough. My pride
is up in arms. In a word, I have resolved,
and am determined to desert."
" Well, and bravely answered, my girl ;"
was thc young luau s reply, looking with a
smile upon tt-c blaziug grey eyes bet?re Lim.
" Will y JU come?''
" When ?''
u To-morrow, I think."
u. How will you come?"
A bright red flush stolo over ber ?'ace, for
thc question had brought to mind the fact
that she possessed but ten cents of money in
the world. Her brow cleared in a moment,
and thinking only of walking the whole dis
tance, sho answered,
" Perhaps, on tho whole, I had "better not
say to-morrow ; butT will como within tho
Malcolm caught the,difficulty in a moment,
but made no remark. Calling Mr. Dwight
aside, be spoke a lbw words to him, and went
out, snapping his whip with perfect fury it
everything in his ivay. At tho doer ko turned,
nodded to Bernice, and 6aid,
" This week."
She heard him whipping his boots along thc
"A right good chance, I reckon, Bernice,
if you can get the old woman's Consent)
Here," dashing a bank bill at her with his
breezy movements, u this is to pay your fare
there in the stage. You can pay bim, bo
said, a/ter you earn it. I wouldn't say a
World to bis mother aboutit. No neeefto
tell everybody how poor you are, yon know."
. So Bernice, with the understand ng that
the mon?y wan lent her, put it in thc bosom
of her dre?8 and-went home with rapid step".
That evening, after the ?ajOR were miliccd and
all'tho littlfi jobs doue, 6he went ont. among
the clover and, the. blossoming thoin-trees,
lo.'kiug her la., fer a long while up?u them.
Aftor all, she sorrowed to part with these fa
miliar scenes of her childhood, unpleasant
Liough that childhood had 1 sn.
Chapter II-A New Life.
A storm of abusive words and epithets
awaited Bernice the next morning aller her
vinit to Burley, when sho announced herself
r*ady to leave Mrs. Midge's. To all of which
tue young giri made tho one reply,
"You have told me so often, ma'rr, that I
was p trouble, and burden, and exponse, that
I have long thought of freeing you from all
care cf mo, always thanking you io: what
ever of good you have done for rae. You
certainly must rejoice at my abf-enise, you
have said so many times that you was sorry
you ever took me from tho ninia bouse, and
that I didn't half carn my bread."
" Well, miss, clou't ever think to comeback
to me after you've tried to carn you: bread
and failed !"
"No," said Bernice, sadly, nnd witi atone
of voice- that would havo moved a human
heart, "no; I shall never como Lack, Mrs.
Midge, never. You will wish me success,
surely ?" and i?he held out'her hand to the
oulv one with whom abe bad intimate ac
But the incensed dame, with a half grunt,
turned away, refusing to take the hand of
"Well, then, geod bye;'' Slid Bernice,
No answer was vouchsafed, and feeling ut
terly alone in the world the friendless girl
hurried ?"?ay, with narone to warn her of the
temptations .-.nd wickedness of tho world; no
. IL other's race to blass her ? co sister'? i?fld
io kidd bea ia fcrvwaU
A mild beyond Doyfe Hill, at the post ho
she- tojpk the stage for Middleville, where
arrived in the afternoon. Everything
new, strangn and noisy, for Middleville boa:
some pretensions to pavements, enongh
any rate, to keep up an incessant rattle.
'' The new applicant, ma'am," said Brid
opening the door leading into Mrs. Rockfo
sitting room. " The nursery maidx ma'a
exclaimed the I ri nh girl again, seeing t
the lady did not notice, the first annour
*' Oh, has she come ?" very slowly as!
the lady,, turning lazily around and survey
Bernice from head to foot. u Sit down,
wish to talk with you."
The young girl obeyed with a beat
heart What if she was not wanted? " 1
idea for the first time entering her m
nearly took away ber breath. t
" Have you had any experience as a E
vant ?" in lazy tones.
"No ; I have no experience."
" 1 am sorry; I don't think-" "
" If yoa would try mc," said Bernice,
sinking tones, u I think I would suit you, tl
is, alter a little time."
" Well, you. eau stay awhile ; perhaps v
"Thank you," tho young girl gratefu
" You can go right to the nursery. ?
will sleep in the room adjoining the childrer.
and y?u must be very faithful to your chargi
"I will be."
" They all promise PO," was the answer.
Muster George and Louisa were re3pccti'
ly four and two years of age, acd the ext
counterpart of their indolent mother, w
was a widow for the second time ; Malcol
whom we have already seco, being her son 1
the first marriage.
With the morrow Bernice entered upon h
duties, finding in a few hours that she L?
two young tiger cubs to manage. She hi
a cheerful smile and ready hand for thei
She trotted George uporr her foot, while Lout
climbed upou her chair and took down hi
luxuriant hair. So she got along well enou?
with them, although when it came bed-tiu
she often found heiself so tired as to bc un
ble to sleep for hours.
. And, on tho whole, madim was we
pleased. The children never trouble her no*
ind that was an immenpe satisfaction, fi
ihe was too indolent to breathe only as
was a mechanical movement.
So matters went on for three months. Be
nice carefully saved her wages, intending I
put the surplus dollars away until ehe shuni
need them more, little dreaming what tt
near future held for her. Mrs. Bockford gav
ber much clothing, which she waa too idle I
make over, a'.d too rich to miss, so the dc
lars went not out into fioery, but were can
Tully stored in a little rat tile-box.
Bernice was developing into rich womar
hood, being nearly seventeen, with a rare si
al features, not beautiful but attractive. lit
form wa? an embodirm nt of sprightly praci
and her manners naturally agreeable, t?oeui
limos eho thought of Malcolm, and wondero
where he waa. But HIIC never had heard h;
name mentioned save by the little folks, an
she did not wi.1 h to question them.
One day in September,, Madam, Bernie*
lind the children we.^i driven into~the"guburI
LO spend the day with a relative of the lady':
fite estate was a fine, well kept farm ; an
Mrs. Rockford made frequent descents upo
them, highly relishing the goodies which wer
nowhere found so ricli and nice as in the.-*
?veil kept farming estate*.
The children tea%ed incessantly for a wa!
in the woods, and mamma, to be freed trot
their noise, sent them off willi the .maid, tel
ling them lu stay away until heartily weanei
" O Borny, Berny, give me my hat ; an'
minc," they called, wild with delight.
The brown earth and the scent o" pin;
wojds brought th'- old place of Doylo Hil
md the irascible Durne Midge fresh lo tb
young girl's mind ; but, content in Lrr ne;
situation, the maid ami thcchilthcn rah ra,-e
and shouted with merriment. Herd- ar eye
sparkled, fla?h upon flash, like a mud ilia
mond shut nuder a soft, white lid. The
madechaplets i f the late flowers, and wreathei
all their heads with these wildwood crown?
fired out at la-it they bat down, to tost CP
Towards the latter part of th? aftcrnoor
they were returnit.g, when a man boundet
over thc stile close by them, and tbecbildr. n
with a cry of delighted surprise, shouted
" Alexi?! Alexis I" and climbed upon him a?
he stooped to receive thom.
Bernice recognized young Malcolm. Pres
ently he arote, and, shaking himself much ?
a mastiff might have done after such ruUgL
caressing, he came towards her,
u Ah, weli-a-day, sound the recall for thc
little ruffians or there will not be enough lefi
of me to say good evening to you ;" wus his
address, striking his cap ou to tho' back ol
his head, leaving his splendid eyes flashing
unshaded beneath his full, high forehead.
Ile held out his haul, bul she did not
seem to notice it-uutil ht .-.dded,
What ! in mother's employ, and r.of one
word of greeting for her son ?" .
She remembered therrto shake hands with
Don't you want to know where I have
been, aud where I just row came from I Bun
OD, rabbits ; we will fiflow."
" It is nothing to me where you have been.
You came from the woodland adjoining. I
Bawyou Bometimebsforej'ou leaped the stile."
He turned his face towards her, spoiling
the arch of his eyebrews by tie volcanic
peaks which he throw ip iu their centre, and
H Yon saw ?nd knewme?"
" Hardly. I took yoi for some draggier."
" Straggler! Good ...ord I do I look Uko
a straggler ? Shades cf Olympus, defend us I
I am direct from Ohl Yale, and have mv
sbcep.-km herc;" slappng his breast pocket';
" and am readj' to stn out ia tho world.
Bridget, congratulate ne." '
" Bridget-ia it Bricget?"
" Never," she laagh d ; " never Bridget."
? What, theu ?"
" Bernice, sir."
"Bernice Sir; whatan odd name."
" Bernice Whately ?mbstitute Whately for
Sir, and you will have t right."
" Oh," and he bfbktoff a twig of pine to
whip tho air with.
Ha was very nervcts ; any one could sec
that by his manner.
? Well, come mend pur pace, children. My
mother would be in fis of impatience were
she not too indolent fir it. She sent me out
here more than an hear apo, and I rah this
way and that, like a lille dog after squirrels,
finding you at last by Umping over tho fence
This day porjyncncd an acquaintance be
tween the young poopo which it would have
been well had tho moder noticed and broken
up. Bu?, pleased wit her sona return, and
loving him with all brr passive force of af
fection, she questionej not his movements.
Alas, for young Brnice ! Thero was no
one to caution ber of tue danger of thia wild
young man's addreass. As for him, charmed
by the novelty of bel youth and fresh sim
plicity, he sought hr presence contiuually,
going into the nuiery unrestrained, and
sauntering in upon ?he quiet walks of lae
maid and the childen, who sh..med their
welcome, while Berree, iu the full flashing
of her eyes rrspondd to his greeting.' ' She
had insisted upon ' Eying back to him the
money that he had riven ber by way of Mr.
Dwight, but as hec-lover ho refused to ac
cept it ; and joan? unsuspecting, without
?newoieate gwdeffcattfion fer, ?fefm?
her yoong heart to him with all its trust ai
Every ono guesses the sequel. Aller fi
or six months of lover-like addiosfes he a
ruptly left for his sightseeing ; left her wit
out ono word of parting to the wronged gil
saying to her,
" I ara off to-day, Sie ; good bye."
But where he was goiug was amyster
She supposed merely for a brief absence.
Weeks and months went by. Bernice
cheek began to grow thin and pale. Si
dared not inquire for him, for she had r
thought how wholly unnoticed their : atima<
had been ; but she casually overheard Mr
Rockford telling a caller of her hist lett?
from Alexis while in Genoa. A ehiverin
horror 6eized upon her. All was esplaine
-his tilenco and absence. Ile had wearie
of her: and she cursed herself for not knott
ing before that he, a neb man's son, woul
want nothing but tho ruin of his mother'
Oh, what a sad fate was hers 1 What a
awakening ! He was in Italy. The au' ho
of ber shame, which soon the whole wari
would know, while she was left a friendles
'and penniless girl, (save through her bette
and nobler plans of educating herself 6oni
time) to bear against the "get theo behini
me" of tho whole cruel world.
Yet she toiled on with a sublime fortilud*
which ought to awaken pity and admiratioi
in every breast, never once harboring tin
thought of murdering her unborn child ti
save herself from contumely ard scornfu
jeers. She bad sinned, perhaps, but her chile
was innocent, and although neither uortl
nur south, east nor west offered friends 01
support, there was ono other way to look ir
this her dreadful sorrow. God was over ul
and in all, and although the clear, full eye:
were sunken and dial Irora lonely night vig
ils, prayers, aud tears, and th* soft young
checks shrunk and faded, yether purpose wat
fixed. Her child, the slump and seal of bei
shume, should live for augnt that she would
do against its life. Heaven bless her true,
Chapter III.-Bernice's Disappearance.
One morning it was ascertained in the
Rockford family that tho highly-prized nurse
ry-maid had mysteriously disappeared. Tbe
week before her quarter's wages had been
paid ber, and she had gone, no one knew
whither. She Lad been in the lamily fur
more than a year, and was universally be
loved. The children were boisterous in their
los?, and 'he'r mother was in despair. Never
before bad.she had so faithful a creature in
her household. It could not be dissatisfac
tion uu tue part of the young girl, fur only
the week previous there had been talk ol
iucreasirg her wages j her really kind mis
press ascribing her altered looks to brr too
faithful discharge of her duties. But Ber
nice had expressed herself satisfied with ber
salary. What contd it.mean ? Blank mys
tery Settled over tho whole affair.
Sleanwi ile Bernice hurried away in the
cars to a distant town, revuiv'u.g in her mir d,
her sin, her desolation and its consequences.
She had not the consoling story ol' a mock
marriage tu tell to tbecympathe'ic. No; the
naked truth stood up cold and cruel before
er. Young, unsuspicious and loving, she
wts betrayed by false promises. Thc world
is full of cases parallel with hers, although
few like her possess moral courage to bear tbe
weight of her Bhame without one thought of
adding to the weight of her sin the crime ot
She ranted a small room in the norsy, busy
city of Jliilsbury, and secured the services o.
an old culured nurse; and Ibero one morning
the friendly bUu shone in upon one of thc
saddest evidences uf man's lawlessness-the
pallid, tt-ar-stained face of an unwedded moth
tr, and that mother but little more than sev
enteen jems of iige. A heart sorrowing Bud
hurdeUL-d within her, hut. with ur.perjureJ
soul, the poor young creature lay with her
cold, rigiri laeu turned to ihe wall.
Others tad sinned a thousand limes more
lh:in .-be, but their .-ins had befriended them
in not revealing themselves to the world ; but
holding au immortal soul within the little ba
by lorin given to her keeping, she would be
faithful to ber trust. This wan all.
M It's a mighty pert young 'un/' s?id the
old neg ress,.when the babe was a month old ;
M a joting 'un to bo proud on, MUs."
Bernice groaned aloud.
" Can one be froud of a child who bas n >
father ?" a? ked she, despairingly, for with ber
straightforward honeslness, sh? bad told ult!
Dinih her story before ber bahe was born.
'?'Deed they can. -'Pcsrs like, if 'twas
misshaped, or foolish, or auylhing like that
you' feel dunc minuted 'bout it ; but laws,
chile, you jes keep up heart. There's de
Lord a reddy fader (or all e.cse little lambs as
is left to His esra."
" 0, Dinah, if I only had not to go into
tbe cold world *agaiu.; if I could only just
look upon your honest face and my babe's
and none otb? r, I could-boar it."
Dinah tossed her head wi.'h. some muli
Jes go into tho world, boney, and Gght ic
for dis ere child's sako. You'll be harder den
you was, honey ; not so lo vi n', and trust in'
may bf, but ye ken battle all do better for
ycr bread and butter. If do world acorn ye,
honey, jcs pay it back. Ye've had a lesson
that wont make ye feel very friendly-to'ards
people ; but ye must be strong in do promises
of de Lord."
" But oh, think, Dinah," waa the disconso
late reply, " my little girl isa childof shame I"
A snort of defianco carno Irom the old wo
man, who seemed an animated statue of pol
" Sher I chile, dat ar' baby's no worse dan
scores dat are boru in de bans of wedlock.
You loved de villatr?, and m:tybe, fur ne time,
he loved you ; dat's onsixtaio, howebber. I
baint been scrubbin' nigh on to thirty yeat3
widout bavin' some sights showed me, and as
for dat, getting my old black knuckles
knocked agin the flints. But I allers sed,
' Las, Dinah, it wont last, at most, but a few
years, so jes you shet up you your grawlin',
and wid dis view 'fore her, Dinah shet np.
Now, Missy, dare's your trial put in your
arms, and you jcs keep it dare widout ouce
thinking tu put de responsibility upjn de
Lord, or anybody else, and by and by ye'll
find if grawin' less troublesome, and some
time it'll get down and ran away from your
You may bo sure that such reasoning in its
truthfulness full like oil upon slid, smarting
"If I had not to part with your honest
face, Dinah, I should be almost cheerful,"
said the young creature, looking with admi
ration upon the shining face of her nurse.
Tho old woman was repulsive enough,-as
far as physical features were concerned, but
she had a heart, a kicd, charitable heart, and
Bernice loved her. There are moments in
this earthly life, of ours when the faithful
kindness of a dog is appreciated.
When her babe was seven weeks old Ber
nico had to part with the old negress, whoso
unpresuniing faith bad srrerglhcued her own
" You have done me much good Dinah ;
you have given me much strength, and if
anywhere in tho fut ure I have a home to offer
eou, I shall want you to come to me. Will
"Lar! how dc chile talks;" was the old
woman'? reply. "'Deed, honey, I'll jest
come if ebbcr ye dos send word for me."
" Can you road write or read ?"
Dinah shook her head.
" How, then, can I hope to find you again ?" >
Dinah ihcmght ? while.
" Dare's Mr. Slow dat preaches for do col
ored people at Milltown : be can read and
write, uud if ye'd 'member bis name, heV
' had me any time, allers 'siderin' I'se alive;
[ " Theo, Dinah," said Bernice, sbaktpg the
bony black hand, "some time, if we both
live, I will send for yea."
A tear glistened in the nursed eje as she
dissed the babe and bade the lonely mother
adieu. She could not retain the faithful crea
tare longer, for her hoarded money had wasted ]
rapidly, and there was no knowing when or
where she would find a home. Some two
weeks later, taking her babe in her arma,
she turned her back opon the noisy city for
ever, only longing to get withiu the quiet,
peaceful influences ol country life.
The summer time was favorable, and for
days she (raveled on, getting a meal now and
then at thc houses - by the way, paying a fair
price for food and lodging, inquiring as Fhe
got into the open country of everyone where
she tarried for food or rest, if thpy know of j
any one who would like to hire help. People
looked at her and her young babe, and shook
their wise heads. No one would wish a wo
man with so youug a child ; and, too, by the
sad, pallid face of the gill mother, it was on
ly too evident that something was wrong.
Oh, bard of heart ! Did she not carry a re
commenilatiou for herself in the true, brave
way that ?he bore his sin und babe upon her
woman's brean ? Bot the world never sees
aright ; never hears aright pnever feels aright.
TO BE CONCLUDED IN oun NEXT.
The following charming piece of word music
from McMillan'!) Magazine, ia attributed to Miss
When all tho world is young, lad,
And oil tbe trees are green,
And every goose a swan, lid,
And every lass a queen,
- Then fly for boot and horse, lid
_ And round tho world away ;
Young lov-: must have its course, lad,
And every dog his day.
When all the world is old, lad,
And a'l the trees are brown,
And all tho sport is stale, lad,
And all tho wheels run down,
Creep home and take your placo there,
The spent and maimed among
God grant you Sod a face there
You lortd vhen you wert young.
PRIMARY RESULTS OF NEGRO SUFFRAGE IN
WISCONSIN-.-The Fond du LHC (Wisconsin)'
Press, speal i ag of tho rece ut dec ?MU ti of the
Radical Judges in that State, declaring un
qualified negro suffrage legal, gives ,the Rd
lowing as the first fruits of that action :
"But this ntgro . auf frage bill which the
Judges of th . Supreme Court have forced
the people of this State to swallow, bas
pine d Wisconsin in tho van of tho Ne?
England States, and made her emphatically
the Africa of the Northwest. -
Wc now have before us the natural rt>
sults of this disgraceful decision ; thus i
Madison we seen negro,-or porhapi we shook) j
now say a colored gentleman, named Noland,
running tor Major, and he neeives tlirW
hundred aud six vote?. But the finest and
most illustrative instance vre have heard of
happened in the township of Janesville,
where tLe Ridica's nominated for constable
a thorough-bred white miscpgena'ionist, nam
ed Parker. His opponent ?KS a bhoded ?f
rica? buck negro who was elected by a large
majority. Wc understand the newly electe
negro official resides on the town Hue, arid i
now making preparations tu move Iiis dwei
ling, so as to be able to qualify. We trusr thi
Radicals will not oljjci to their own pro
SuMNC t A TIMK-PIECE.-" There inu.->t be tit
preoipitaiioa. Tim?is th?? gentle-1, butmos^
fiowfciful revolutionist. Tme is the ture-i
reformer. Timo ]? the pence-maker. Time
is necess ry to growth, and it is an element
of charge. For thirty year? ? r more, this
wickedness was maturing. Who can say Lita;
the same timo will not be needed uow tn ma
ture tt e conditions of permanent peere."
Her? you have an extract from a late speech
of Mr. Charles Sumner. In this pa^-agc hr
shows himself a mere time p:ee?. But tb<
time piece that requires a winding cp of thir
ty years before it begin* to g >, is but a ?low
instrument. I? fails fur short of thc mf rit?
of an eight day brass cl'-fk of CmiUecticu:
manufacture. Mr. Sumner i.i x;.th- t**..y in
his operations. It uns *uis fume tidiness
on his part that ket'i him (ro?a striking at
the proper moir.ent when Groom's cudgel
was making its revolutions about hi? upper'
works. Ue did not crae up to lime ou that
occasion, nor docs he show himself any bet
ter prepared now that he has to deal with
Andrew Johnson, who has proved himself X"
he a repeater. Sumner has tongue enough
for a time-piece, but bis wheels work too
slowly for any proper revolutiou.-South
VOLUMES rs ONE PARAGRAPH-The follow
ing inimitable bit ia irr/sistible in argument
as it is in humor. Wc quote from the Char
lottesville Chronicle: ''It sterns to usas
hard to get in the Union as it is tn get out
The South respectfully asks to move one way
or the other. We aro like the fellow who
was forced to go to the show, and then not i
allowed to go any farther than where he had j
paid for his ticket. We hare been dragged i
into the doorway of the Federal tent, and
not allowed to aee any of th* performance
jxcept. to nettle with the tax collector. We
san bear the animals prowling inside, and !"
lear tho crack ol lite ringmiater'a whip, but J
?ve can't 6-.e the show rnless we pity for two I
md take ir. a colored lady. And the Wore*
)f it is, they keep a great eagle perched over j
;he ontrance, which, ii you attempt to go ?
jatk, swoops down noon ynu and picks a
>ole in your head. W e justly think this is
lnreasonabk ; they ought either to 1 t ue
jajts in, or re-fund the money and tie up the '
OUR PiiKSiDEtJT.-The Washington corres
jondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer, writing
>n tho 9ih, concerning the passage-of tho
Di vir Rights Bill, sayd: " Tho President is
lot at all disturbed by the vote, and says thht j
?(?tigress has but exercised its Constitutional (
.ielit in passing the bill over the veto,- and
ie' will execute the law as passed, so far as j
te is concerned, fo the be>t of his ander- ?
?tanding, until it shall bo declared unconati
iutional, as he believes it will bo, when
arought before tho United States Supreme
Jourt." - j
-' i? . ?
A BRIGHT ON*:--A poor woman called at
a grocer's the other day, and asked for a
quart of vinegar. It was measured otf, and
put into her gallon jug. She then asked foe
another quart, to be put into the same vessel.
fi And why Dot ask for half a gallon, and
done with it ?" said the grocer.
!' Och I bless your little bit of a sftul," an
swered she, " it's for two ^persons."
A gentleman wishing to get rid of an un
welcome visitor, and not, liking to.. teU him,
? there's the door," qualified it thu?, " Elevate
your golgotha to the summit of your pericra
nium, aod allow me to present to your ocular
demonstration the scientific piece of mechan
ism which forms thc egress portion of this
' VICTIMS OF JI MILITARY. COMMISSION.-The
Alexandria Gazette thus describes the depar
ture of the young men recently tried and
convicted there by-a military commission :
A rumor that ibo .'- Christmas riot" prise*
ners had been t enter*red and were to be sent
off had been circulated through the city, and
towards the hour for tho five o'clock Wash
ington train to start a largecrowd, including
many ladies, hud collected at the npper end
of Duke street, to wit nef s their dr per tn re.
We will not attempt, to rxpren the feelings
excited in all the spectators of this sad cod
ing of, at must, a Christmas frolic, bat the
appearance of five residents of this city
born and raised hero, and known to all our.
old citizens, as hon (at and upright yoong
mon. manacled together, with i rou handcuffs,
and carried through the street in charge of a
military guard, after tbe issue of the Peace
Proclamation, was sufficient cause of anxiety
to all. The sobs and cries of soma of the
ladies were plainly audible, and the feelings
of ono were so acted upon that she fainted,
and fell upon the streets.
When General Lee waa in Washington, a
3hurt lime ago. he set for hid nielare at Brady's
gall?ry. The fact became known of course,
md ever since Mr. Brady ba* been overrun
with orders fur copies of the picture. It
would seem that almost every iar-jiiy in
Washington, and many in Baltimore, wish to
have hanging in their parlors a representation
of thc form and features of the great Con
federate chieftain, to judge from the rush
there has Leen foi copies ol the portrait. The
latter, of. course, is all that could be desired
in the way of artistic excellence.. Straws
-how thc direction of thc wind, and it is very
evident that if the time ever comes when the
American people will be allowed to manifest
ibe reu I feeling;! ol their hearts, they will
confer noon Gen. Lee such a testimonial of
their affection ail will put to the blush the
dngustms toadyism that is lavished upon
G EX. JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON.-Gen. Joseph
E. Johnston, tn consenting to become a can
didate for the position of President of the
Mob.lc and Ohio railroad, says; The posi
tion to me would bc the most agreeable one
I could think ol. No position would tait me
better than the presidency of a respectable,
rai 1 rc-: vd company, and I should prefer the
Mobi'e and Ohio railroad to any other. The
majority* of tie troops commanded by me
during the war were from tho Gulf States ;
and my best and warmest friends reside there.
I have a strong desire to pass my remaining
Hays ia the Gulf States in tbe midst of those
who bave sbowu themselves to be my best
and most steadfast friends.
A PRETTY WOMAN is an institution of the
country, an angel in dry goods and glory.
She makes sunshine, blue sky and happiness
wherever she goes. Uer path is one of deli
cious roses, perfume and beauty. She is a
.sweet poem, writ'en in lare curls and choice
calico and good principles. Men stand ap
before her ns so many admiration points tb
melt into cream and then butter. Her words
float around the ear like music, birds of nara?
dise, OL the chimes-of Sabbath-belly. Wilh
oitt her, society would lo.w^s^WUest attract
tions, tbe church its firmest reliance, and
young men the best comforters and company.
lier influence and generosity restrain the vi
cions and strengthen the faint-hearted. When*
ever yon find the virtuous woman, you also
find fireside bouquets, clean clothes, order,
good living, gentle hearts, music and light,
and modern institutions generally. She is
the flower of humanity and her aspirations
aro the breath of heaven.
A MOST CONTEMPTIBLE THIEF.-An enter
tainment vras recently given in Petersburg,
Va., for ihr? ber.t fit of Mrs. Gen. Stonewall
Jackson. The hall was crowded, and, of ne
ceattitv, the receipts were, large. All these the
lesj-eo of the ball, a man named S. W. Glenn,
appropriated to himself and fled to parts un
known. How thc holiest feelings of the bu
rn n heart have been taken advantage of by
the creature who thoa " readily aod cheerful?
ly consented" .to afford them the opportunity
of expression, let the world know.
HARD WAKE-Happening in at the hard
ware store of our neighbors, John and Thoa.
A. Bones, yesterday, we observed some hage
casks of hardware being opened, and take
pleasure in calling the attention of cur friends
io the- fact that they arc prepared to supply
the trsdd with all articles in the hardware
l ue. Attention is directed to their Adver-,
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DOWE LIVE INA FREE COCHTBT?-Wo
ask the question, because we see it stated that
Gea. Henry A. Wise, of Virginia, has Gen.
G rant's permissif** to visit any part of the
United Stare*. Wo may have business in
Pocahontas to-raprrow-certainly will, if we
po ti?, Richmond-whose permission shall wo
obtain to* go ? We should like to know;
There are 1,051 students in the Uni
versity of Michigan. It is the largest in the
Henry Ward Beecher compares lie
radicals in Congress to mor keys in a coc os
nut tree, pelting the President from a safe
?2?T " Ah, me," said a pious lady, u cw
minister was a powerful preacher : for the
ibort time he ministered th? word of God
?meng us, ha kicked three'pulpits to pieces
tod banged the in'ords out of five Bibles/'
?3T .? What are you rritlng such a tig
.tua for, Pat?" "Why, you. ?ea that tay
jtandmothcr ia date, and Vm wiitin a le id
otter to her."
B8F Charles Lamb, when a little boy, walk*
?g with his sister in a churchyard and read
ng tho epitaphs, said to her : ? Where ore
ill the naughty people buried ?"
An old bachelor says that the talk of
tomoo is navally about men; even their
aughis''hel bel hcP
?2?f ? Hello, my jolly robel, how do yoe
eel now, since the surrender 7"
" Very much like Lazarus, Yank."
? How's tint?"
"Like I was licked by dogs."
At a dancing match in Chicago, re
:ently, a buxom Dutch girl danced nine hours
?onsccntively, when her partner acknowledged
limself fairly beaten and very tired. The
lamsel then took six glasses of lager and
quietly went to breakfast.
JGSTUI say, landlord, that's a dirty towel
braman to wipe on !" Landlord, with*,
ook of amazement, replied : " Sixty or ser
snty of my boarders have wiped on that towel,
.bis morning, and you are the first one to
ind fault.* <.
??T " Do you propose to. put Ike into a
itore, Mr?. Partington ?" asked a friend.
* Yes," replied the old lady ; " but I'm pestif
erous to know which. Some toll me the
wholesome trade'is the best, bat I believe the
ringtail will bo the'most b?n?ficions to him."
J??" In a country church-yard this epitaph
may be soon : " Hero lies the body of John
Robinson, and Rafb, his wife." Underneath
is the motto, "Their warfare ia accomplished."
?&~ The President Ibas expressed bia disap
proval of .'sir. Stewart's proposion fl tr a nnir srsal
amnesty un condition oi tba establishment #.
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