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THE TWO ISABELS.
OR COQUETISH SEVENTEEN.
BY MRS. S. C. HALL.
Oh , love, lure, lore! lore is like dizziness,
It will not let a poor man go about his business.
And are those follies going,
And is my poor heart growing
Too cold, or wise, for woman's eyes
Again to tut it glowing 1 Moors.
Tlio Genera put on his spectacles, and
looked steadfastly at Isabel foi at least
wo minutes. "Turn your head," ho said,
at last "there, to the left."
Isabel Montford, although an ackuowl
edged beauty, was as amiable as sho was
admired ; she had also a kecu appreciation
of character; tv J, though somewhat piqued,
was amusodby thaoddity of her aunt's old
lover. The General was a fine example of
tho well-preserved person and manners of
the past century j'Jbcauty always recogni
ze!) beauty ns a distinguished relative; and
Isabel turned her head, to render it as at
tractive as it could be.
Tho General smiled, and after gazing for
another minute with evident pleasure, ho
aid "Do me the favor to keep that atti
tude, and walk across the room."
Isabella did so with much dignity; she
certainly was exceedingly handsomo ; her
tep light, but firm ; her figure, admirably
poised ; her head, well and gracefully pla
ced; her features, finely formed; her eyes
and smile, bright and confiding. She
would have been more captivating had her
dress been less studied ; her taste was ev
idently Parisieu rather than classic. The
gentleman muttered Something, in which
the word?, "charming," and "to be regret
ted," only met her car; then he spoko dis
tinctly: "You solicited my candor, young lady
you challenged comparison between you
and your compeers, and the passing belles
whom I have seen. Now, be so kind as to
walk out of the room, re-enter, and curt
ey." Had Isabel' Montford been an uneduca
ted young lady, sho7might have flounced
out of salon, in the obedience to her dis
pleasure, which was very decided but as
it was, she drcwherself to her full height
and swept through the folding-doors. The
General took a very largo pinch of snuff.
''That is so perfectly a copy of poor aunt!"
ho murmered ; "just bo would sho pass
onward, like a ruffled swan ; she went after
that exact fashion into the ante-room, when
ha refused me, for the fourth time, thirty
five years ago."
Tho young Isabel re-entered, and curt
leyed. The gentleman seated himself, lean
ed his hands upon the head of his beautiful
inlaid cane which ho carried rather for
how than use and said, "Young lady,
you look a divinity 1 Your touflicure is
perfection ; but your curtsey is frightful !
A dip, a bob, a bend, a shuffle, a slide, a
canter neither dio-niGed, graceful, nor self
possessed ! A curtsey is in graco what
an adagio is Th music ; only masters of
the art can execute either tho one or the
other. Why, the beauty of tho Duchess
of Devonshire could not have saved her rep
utation as a graceful woman, if Bhe had
dared such a curtsey as that." Z
"I assure you, sir," remonstrated the of
fended Isabel, "that MadamoMicheau "
"What do I care for the woman !" ex
claimed the General, indignantly. "Have
I no memory ?"
"Can you uot teach me?" said Isabel,
amused and interested by his earnestness.
"I teach you I I ! No ; tho courtseys
which captivated thousands in my youth
wero more an inspiration than an art. The
very queen of lallrt, in tho present day,
'.'Could my aunt ?" inquired Isabel, a
- "Your aunt, Miss Montford, was grace
itself. Ah ! there are no such women now
And, after the not very flattering obser
vation, tho General moved to the piano.
Isabel's brows contracted and her cheeks
flushed ; however, sho glanced at the looking-glass,
was comforted, and smiled. lie
raised the cover, placed tho scat with
tho grave galantry of an old courtier, and
invited the young lady to play. Sho obey
ed, to do her justice, with prompt polite
ness ; she was not without hope that there,
at least, the old gentleman would confess
she was triumphant. Her white hands,
gemmed with jewels, flew over the eyes
like winged seraphs ; they bewildered the
eyo by the rapidity of their movements.
Tho instrumentthuudered, but the thunder
was so continuous that lliere was no echo !
The contrast will come by-and-by," thought
the disciple of tho old school "there must
lo some shadow to throw up the lights."
Thunder-crash thunder-crash drum
rattle a confused, though eloquent, run
ning backward and forward of sounds, tho
rings flashing liko lightning! Another
crash louder a great deal of crossing
hands violent strides from one end of tho
instrument to the other prodigious dis
plays of strength on the part of tho fair
performer a terrifio shako ! . '
"What desperate exertions !" thought !
tho General ; and all to produce a soulless
noiso." Then followed a fearful banditti
of Octaves another crash, louder and more
prolonged than the rest; and sho looked
up with a triumphant umile a smile con
veying the same idea as 'the pause of an
opera dancer after a most wonderful pirou
ette , ,"
"Do you keep a tuner in the house, my
dear young lady?" inquired the General.
If a look could have annihilated, ho
would have crumbled into ashes ; but he
only returned it with admiration, thinking,
"How astonishingly like her aunt, when
she refused me the second time?"
"And that is fashionable music, Miss
Montford ? I have lived so long out of
England, only hearing the music of Bccth
oven, and Mozart, and Mendelssohn, I was
not aware that noise was substituted for
power, and that execution had banished
expression. Dear mo ! why, the piano is
vibrating at this moment ! Poor thing
how long docs a piano last you, Miss Mont
Isabel was Using her temper, when for
tunately her aunt still Miss Vere came
to the rescue. The lovers of thirty years
past, would have met any where elso as
strangers. Tho onco rounded and queen
like form of the elder Isabel was shorn of
its grace and beauty; of all her attributes,
of all her attractions, dignity only remain'
ed ; and it was that high-bred, innato dig
nity which can never be acquired, and is
never forgotten. She had not lost the
eigth of an inch of her height, and her
gray hair was braided in full folds over her
fair but wrinkled brow. Isabel Montford
looked so exactly what Isabel Vcrc had
been, that General Gordon was sorely per
plexed; Isabel Vere, if truth must be told,
had taken extra pains with her dress ; her
niece had met the General the night before,
and her likeness to her aunt had so recall
ed tho past, that his promised visit to his
old sweetheart (as he still called her) had
flutterod and agitated her more than she
thought it possible an interview with any
man could do; she quarreled with her beau
tiful gray hair, sho cast off her black vel
vet dress disdainfully, and put on a blue
Moire antique. (She remembered how
much the captain no tho General, once
admired blue.) Sho was not coquette;
even gray hair at fifty-five does not cure
coquetry whero it has existed in all its
strength ; but, for the sako of her dear
niece, she wished to look as well as possi
ble. She wondered why she had so often
refused "poor Gordon." She had been all
her life of too delicate a mind to be a husband-hunter,
too well satisfied with her position-to
calculate how it could be improv
ed, and yet, sho did not hesitate to confess
to herself that now, in the commencement
of old ago, however verbant it might be,
she should have been happier, of more con"
sequence, of more value as a married wo
man. She had to much good sense, and
good taste, to belong to the class of dis
contented females, consisting of husband
less and childless women, who seek to es
tablish laws at war with the laws of the
Almighty ; so, if her heart did beat a little
stiffly, and sundry passages passed through
her brain in connection with her old ado
rer, and what the future might be she
may be forgiven, and will be, by those
not ttrong minded women who understand
enough of the waywardness of human na
ture to know that, if young heads and old
hearts are sometimes found together, so are
young hearts and old heads. Tho young
laugh to scorn the idea of Cupid and a
crutch, but Cupid has strange vagaries,
and at any momcut can barb his crutch
with tho point af the arrow.
"The old people," as Isabel Montford
irreverently called them that evening, did
not get on well together ; they were in a
great degree disappointed one with the oth
er. They stood up to dance tho minuet
(Its la cour, and Isabel Vere languished and
swam as she had never done before ; but
tho General wandered how stiff she had
grown, and hoped that he was not as ill
used by time as Mistress Isabel Vere had
been. At first Isabel Montford thought
it "good fun," to see tho antiquities bow
ing and curtseying, but she became inter
ested iu the linrterin2 courtiness of the lit-
tic scene, trembled lest her aunt should ap
pear ridiculous", and then wondcrod how
she could have refused such a man as Gen
eral Gordon must have been.
Days aud weeks, flew fast; the Gener
al becamo a constant visitor in the square,
and the heart of Isabel Vero had never
beaten so loudly at twenty as it did at fif-ty-and-five
; nothing, sho thought, could be
more natural than that the General should
recall the days of his youth, and seek the
friendship and companionship of her who
had never married, while he faithless
man ! had been guilty of two wives during
his "services in India." It was impossi
ble to tell which of the ladies he treated
with the most attention. Isabel Montfort
took an especial delight in tormenting him,
and he was sinical enough towards her at
times. Although ho frankly abused her
piano-fortc-playing, yet he evidently pre
ferred it to the music Miss Vere practiced
so iudefatigably to please him or to the
songs she sung, in a voice which from a
high "soprano," had been crushed by time
nt o what might be considered a very sin
gular "mezzo." He somehow forgot to
find fault with Miss Montford's dancing,
and moro than once became her partner in
quadrille. It was evident, that while tho
General was growing young, Miss Vere
remained "ossho was 1" Isabel Montford
amused herself at his expense, but ho did
uotr-quick-sightcd and man of the world
though he was perceive, it. At first ho
was remarkably foud of recalling and dating
events, and dwelling upon the grace, and
beauty, and interest, and advantage, of
whatever was past and gone much to the
occasional pain of Isabel Vere, who, gentle-
hearted as sho was, would have consigned
datotothe bottomless pit; latterly, how
ever, he talked a good deal more of the
present than of the past, and greatly to the
annoyance of younger men, fell into the
duties of escort to both ladies, accompa
nying them to places of public promenade
On such occasions, Miss Isabel Vere
looked either earnest or bashful yes pos
itively bashful; and Miss Isabel Mont
ford, brimfull of as much mischief as a
lady could delight in. At times, the Gen
cral laid asido his conical observations, to
gether with his cane, which was not even
replaced by an umbrella; to confess the
truth, he had experienced several symp
toms of heart disease, which, though they
made him restless and uucomfortable,
brought hopes and aspiration of life, rather
than fears of death.
One morning, Isabel Montford and the
General wero alone in the salon where
this little scene first opened.
"Our difference has never been settled
yet," she exclaimed, gaily ; you have nev
er proved to mo the superiority of the Old
school over tho-New."
"Simply because of your superiority to
both," ho replied.
"I do not perceive the point of tho an
swer, said the young lady, "wnat nas
my superiorly over both to do with the
The General aroso and shut tho door.
Do you think you could listen to mo seri
ously for five minutes?" ho said,
"Listening is always serious work," she
answered, lie iook ner uauu wiium uis;
sho felt it was the hand of age; the bones
and siuews pressed on her soft palm with
an earnest pressure.
"Isabel Montford could you love an
She raised her eyes to his, and wonder
ed at the light which filled them:
"Yes," she answered, "I could love an
old man dearly; I could confide to him the
dearest secret of my heart."
"And your heart, your heart itself?
Such things have been, sweet Isabel." His
hand was very hard, but she did not with
"No, not that, because because I have
not my heart to give." She spoke rapid
ly, and with emotion. "I have it not to
give, and I have so longed to tell you my
secret! You have such influence with my
aunt, you have been so affectionate, so like
a father to mo that if you would only inter
cede with her, for him and me, I know
she could not refuse. I have often often
thought of entreating this, and now it was
so kind of you to ask, if I could love an
old man, giving me the opportunity of show
ing that I do, by confiding in you, and as
king your intercession."
The room became misty to the General's
eyes, and the rattle of a battle-field soun
ded in his cars, and beat upon his heart.
"And pray, Montford," he said, after a
pause, "who may him be?"
"Ah, you do not know him! my aunt
forbade the coutinuance of our acquaintance
the day before I had the happiness to meet
you. It was most fortunato I wooed you
to call upon her, thinking " (looked up
at his fine face, whoso very wrinkles were
aristocratic, and smiled her most bewitch
ing smile) "thinking the presence of the
only man she ever loved would soften her,
and hoping that I should one day be
privileged to address you as my friend, my
uncle!" And sho kissed hissed his hand.
It really was hard to bear. "I have
heard her say," persisted young lady, "that
when prompted by evil counsel, she refused
you, she loved you. and since your return
sho only lives in your presence." The
General wondered if this was true, and
thought ho would not give the young beau
ty a triumph. He was recovering his self
possession. "I remembered your admira
tion of passing belles, and felt how kindly
you tolerated rac, for my aunt's sake; and
surely you will aid me in a matter upon
which my happiness of that poor dear fellow
depends?" She bent her beautiful eyes on
"And who is the poor dear fellow?"
inquired the General, in a singularly husky
"Henry Mandcville," half-whispertd
Isabel, "Oh, is it not a beautiful name?
tho initials on those lovely handkerchiefs
you gave me will still do I. N."
"A son of old Admiral Mandcville's?"
"The youngest son," she sighed, "that
is my aunt's objection, were he tho eldest,
sho would have been too happy. Oh, Bir,
he is such a fine fellow-such a hero!-lost
a leg at Cabool, and received I don't know
how many stabs from those horrid Aff
gara's." "Lost a leg!' repeated the General, with
an approving glance at his own; "why he
can never dance with you.'
"No, but he can admire my duncing, and
docs not think my curtsy a dip, a shuffle, a
bend, a bob, a slide, a canter! Ah! doar
General, I was always perfection in his
"By the immortal duke," thought the
General, "the young divinity is laughinat
"My auut only objects to his want of
money; now I have abundance for both;
and your rcccommendation, dear sir, at
the Horse Guards, would at once, placo
him in somo position of honor and of prof
it; and even if it wero abroad, I could
leave my dear aunt with the consciousness
that her happiness is secured b r you, dear,
guardian angel that you are. Ah! sir, at
your time of life you can have no idea of
Oh, yes, I have?" sighed the Gener-
"Bless you!" she exclaimed enthusias
tically. "I thought you would recall the
days of your youth aud feel for us; and
when you see my dear Harry"-
"With a corkleg'-
"Ay, or with two cork legs-you will
I know bo convinced that my happiness is
as secure as your own."
"Women are riddles, ono and all ! said
the General, "and I nhould have known
"Oh! do not say such cruel things and
disapoint me, depending as I have been on
your kindness and affection. Hark!'' Bhe
continued, "I hear my aunt's footstep, now
dear,-dcar General, reason coolly with her
-my very existence depends on it. If you
only knew him! Promise, do promise, that
you will use your influence, ull-powcrful as
it is, to savo my life." ,
She raised her beautiful '-eyes, swim
ming in unshed teais, to his; she called him
her uncle, her dear noble hearted-friend;
she rested her cnowy hand lovlingly, im
ploringly on his shoulders, and even mur
mured a hope that, her aunt's consent once
gained, it might not bo imposssible to
have tho two weddings on the same day.
Tho General may have dreaded the ban
ter f sundry members of tho "Senior
United Service Club," who had already
jested much at his dovotion to tho two Isa
bels, ho may have felt a generously desire
to make two young people happy, and his
good sense doubtless suggested that sixty
five and seventeen bear a strong affinity to
January and May, he certainly did himself
honor, by adopting the interest of a brave
young officer as his own, and avoided the
banter of " the club,'' by pledging his
thrice-told vows to his "old love," the same
bright morning that his "now love" gave
her heart and hand to Henry Mandevillc.
The Broken Hearted.
About two years ajro. I took up my res
idence fur a few weeks in a country village,
iu the eastern part of New England. Soon
after my arrival, I became acquainted with
a young lady apparently abut seventeen
years of age. She had lost the idol of her
heart's purest love, and the shadow of deep
and holy memories were resting like the
wing of death upon her brow.
I first met her in the presence of the
mirthful. Sho was, indeed, a creature to
bo admired ; her brow was garlanded by
the young year's sweet flowers, ond her
sunny tresses were hanging beautiful and
low upon her bosoui, and she moved through
the crowd with flouting unearthly grace
that the bewildered gazer looked almost to
see her fade away in the air, like the cre
ation of a pleasant dream. She seemed
cheerful, and even gay; yet I saw that the
gayety was but a mockery of her feelings.
She smiled, but there was something in her
smile which told mc that its mournful beau
ty was but the bright reflection of a tear ;
and her eyelids at times passed heavily
down a3 if struggling to repress tho agony
that was bursting up from her heart's se
cret urn. She looked as if she could have
left the scene of festivity, and gone out be
neath tho quiet stars, and laid her forehead
down upon tho fresh, green earth, and
poured out her stricken soul, gush after
gush, till it mingled with the eternal foun
tain of purity and life.
I have lately hoard that the young lady
of whom I have spoken is dead. The close
of her life was as calm as the falling of a
quiet stream ; gentle as the singing of the
breeze that lingers for a time around the
bed of withered roses, and then dies for
It cannot bo that earth is man's only
abiding place. It cannot bo that our life
is a bubble, cast up by tho ocean of eterni
ty, to float a moment on its surface, and
then sink into mere nothingness and dark
ness. Else, why is it that tho high and
glorious aspirations which leap like angels
from the tcmplo of our hearts, aro forever
waudering abroud unsatisfied ! Why is
it that tho rainbow and tho cloud came
over us with a beauty that is not of earth,
and then pass off and leave us to muso on
their faded loveliness? Why is it that the
stars which hold the festival around the
miduighl throne, aro set above tho grasp
of our limited faculties, and forever mock
ing us with their unapproachable glo
ry? Aud finally, why is that bright forms
of human beauty arc presented to tho view,
and then taken from us, leaving the thou
sand streams of affliction to flow back in an
Alpine torrent upon our hearts ?
We aro born for a higher destiny than
that of the earth. There is a realm where
tho rainbow never fades; where tfio stars
will be out beforo us like tho islands that
slumber on the ocean ; and where tho beau
tiful beings that hero pass before us liko
visions, will stay in our presence. George
BAn editor observes that "it is a
solemn thing to bo married." Another re
plies that "it is a great deal more solemn
not to be."
ArAuvi!PTfcTn AT 1. , i 1
i'iiu.iinu. iuuriiewug vu uu
rcmarkablv scarce vegetables nrcttv
out of the finest inn. Polafnna. a
'ticlc not to be had.
. BY CIIARXES 8 WAIN.
ArtCMDi oh Man,
Uplift the banner of thy kind,
Adrance the ministry of mind,
. The mountain height is free to climb,
Toil on Mail's heritngo is Time!
Work on and wins
Life without work is unenjoyed;
The happiest are the best employed!
Work mores and molds the mightiest birth,
Grasps the destinios of earth!
Work sows the seed;
Eren the rock may yield its flower,
No lot so hard, but human power,
Exerted to one end and aim,
May conquer.fate,.and capture fame!
Press onward still,
In Nature's centre lives the fire,
That slow, though sure, doth yet aspire;
Through fnnthoms deep of mold and clay
It splits the rock that bars its wajrl
If Nature then
Lay fame beneath hor weight of earth,
-.Vhen would her hidden fire know birth?
Thus Man, though granite Fate, must find,
The path the upward path of Mind!
Pause not in fear;
Preach no desponding, servile view,
Whate'cr thou will'st thy Will may do!
Strengthen each manly nerve to bend
Truth's bow, aud bid its shaft asceud!
Be firm of heart
By fusion of unnumber'd years
A continent its vastness rears!
A drop, 'tis said, through flint will wear,
Toil on, and Nature's conquest share!
Bright morn, and noon, and night succeed;
Power, feeling, passion, thought, and deed;
Harmonies beauty prompts thy breast,
Things angels love, and God hath blest!
Work on and win!
Shall light from Nature's depths arise,
And though, whose mind can grasp the skies,
Sit down with Fate, an idle rail?
No onward! Let the Truth prevail
" Work on!
The Birth and History or "Sam."
The Rev. Mr. Brooke delivered a lec
ture at Georgetown, D. C, on the Tem
poral power of the Pope, in reply to Fath
er Bernard Maguire. At its close, ho
iaid he did not know "Sam," but ho
thought he knew his history. "Sam" was
born iu the garden of Eden; when the
world was deluged, he rode out tho flood
with Noah iu the ark ; ho was present at
the building of tho tower of Babel; he
wandered with the children of Israel iu
tho wilderness; he was with Miriam in
the inspired song aud dance ; he blew the
loudest ram's horn trumpet when the
walls of Jericho fell; he clothed John the
Baptist, and was with him on the banks
of the river ; ho hold up tho chains of
Paul when he reasoned of righteousness
and judgment to come beforo Agrippa.
He had a hard time with tho Popes aud
the Inquisition, but it was ho who poin
ted the young Luther to the dust covered
Bible on the neglected shelves of the old
monastery; he brought that Bible with
him across the ocean, in tho Mayflower;
he laid the corner stone of the first Prot
estant church in the colonics ; and it was
he who so stirred up the old and the young,
the rivh aud poor, high and low, in the
oppressed colonics, that even the monntain
boys knew that "Sam was about." He
introduced Patrick Henry to tho nation in
the Virginia House of Burgesses, when he
with his soul overflowing with ihc purest
patriotism, and his voice clothed with the
power of thunder, gave utterance to those
immortal words, Htill echoing in our cars.
"Give me Liberty or give me Death."
TheTkexciiesand the Guards.
The guard of the trenches before Sebas
tapol is kept up by divisions. Each di
vision remains on duty twenty four hours.
without counting the time necessary to go
and return. They thus pass one night in
three, m a hole or ditch full of water, where
it is impossiblo tolight a fi.ro to keep of the
cold. With tho back resting ogainst tho
gabious, tho feet on a pile of stones; tho
hands ready to seize their muskets, with
out scarcely scoing each other, officers and
men contend against sleep, hold themselves
always ready for action at the cry of the
sentinels. It is a grand spectacle of milli-
tary heroism on permanence. Tho besie
ging army has dug twenty kilometres into
the rock, it defends its works With stubborn
ness, under a continual shower or projectiles
against an enemy hid behind walls and in
ravines, continually reinforced in personal
and in material. Alma required three hours
nkcrmann one day, tho siego of Sebastapol,
will in all probability require many months
Bgk-Thero is an old lady in Troy eo full
of sympathy, that every time her ducks
take a bath in the mud gutter, she dries
their feet by tho firo to keep thera from
BffiA locomotive on one of the princi
pal railroads has been adorned with the
title, "I still live." That is moro than
many of the passengers can say at the end
of the journey. , , .. .
JSyDarc-taccd falsehood fibs told by
the ladies, iu the present style of bouncts.
CHANGE OF TIME, j .
SteubenviUe and Indiana Railroad.
f)N AND AFTER THURSDAY, JAN
v PART 4th, Trains will be run daily (ex
cept Sundays,) as follows :
THE EXPRESS TRAIN"
Leaves Steubenville at.. ,,,...7,00 A. M.
Arrives at Newark at 3,00 P. M.
Leaves Newark at 11,15 A. M.
Arrives at Steubenville at . . .. .7,15 P, M.
THE ACCOMMODATION TRAIN .
Leaves Steubenville at. 4,15 P. M.
Arrives at Cadiz at 6,30 P. M.
Leaves Cadiz at 7,30 A. M. .
Arrives at Steubenville at 9,50 A. M.
THE FREIGHT TRAIN
Leaves Steubenville at 5.30 a. m., and arrires
same place nt 6,00 P. it. Leaves Hanover at
5,45 a. m., and arrives same place at 5,00 p. m.
Passengers by the Express train connect at
Newark with trains for Columbus,- Dayton,
Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Mt.
Vernon, Mansfiuld, Shelby, Cleveland, Monroe
ville Sandusky C and Chicago.
By this arrangement, there are sever, miles
of staging, which will be continued for a few
days, until the track is laid into Newark.
Jan. 4, 1855. Superintendent.
New Fall and Winter Goods.
OPENING THIS DAY AT G. & J.
SCOTT'S, 30 pieces french merinocs, all
shades, fine quality, at B7 to $1; 50 ps. Co
burg cloth 6-4 wide 31 to 62k, 50 ps. black and
colored Alpacas from 15 to 75, plain colored all
wool delaines; 37); 55 ps. black and colored
dress and mantle silks from 62 J to $1,50.
French and Scotch plaids entirely new styles,'
prints, printed delaines 4c. 75 cartons of bon
net ribbons, the largest and richest stock ever
brought to the city. 10 cartons plain and fancy
trimmings, velvet do., silk, galoon and lace
gimp trimmings, 4c. French flowers, bonnets,
silks and velvets. Bonnets of all the latest fall
The subscribers hnve no hesitancy in saying
that they are now opening the richest and cheap
est lot of goods ever offered in this market.
Jan. 1, 1855. G. 4 J. SCOTT.
The State of Ohio,
") Court of Common
Y Pleas in and for
jenerson county, ss.
) Jefferson co., O
Petition for Divorco
John L. Blackburn.
rpHE Defendant will take notice that the
Plaintiff will take the depositions of sundry
witnesses, to be read in evidence qii the trial of
said cause, before competent authority, at the
Post office, in the town of Moundsville, in Ohio
county, State of Vinrinin. on Fridav. the lGlh
day of February, a. d. 1855, between the hours
oi iu o ciock a. m. and 4 o clock p. m. of said
day; to be continued from day to day, between
the same honrs, until they are completed.
MILLER A SHEURAUD,
Jan. 25, 1855. Attorney for l'laintiff.
A. H. DOHItMAN & Co..
FORWARDING & Commissson Mer-
cnants, lor the salo of f lour, Grain, Bncon,
Lard, Butter, Wool. Seeds, Dried Fruits, Salt,
Nails, Window Glass, Merchandize and Produce
in general, Steubenville, Ohio.
Frazior 4 Drenncn, Steubenville, 0.
II. H. Collins, Pittsburgh, Pcnn.
Wm. Holmes fc Co., do.
Hozea 4 Frnzier, Cincinnati, jan. 11, '55-1
Notice to Shippers.
Office S. & I. It. It. Co., J
FREIGHT TRAIN is now running
to Hanover, learinff this Station daily.
(Sundays excepted,) at 5,30 a. ni.
Shipments to all stations, except Unionport,
Cadiz, Fairvicw and New Market, must be pre
paid, and all freight delivered at the depot be
tween the hours of 7 r. m. and 5 p. m.
No freight will be received or delivered after
7 o'clock p. m.
Jan. 4, 1855. Geuerul Freight Agent.
0. M. THATCHER. O. B. KHliUN.
Thatcher & Kerlin,
TVTFiRCIIANT TAILORS, Third St.,
second door below Market, Steubenvillo
Ohio, keep constantly for sale and make up to
order, Cloths, Casninicres, and Vesting. Also,
Suspenders, Gloves, Shirts, Cravats, Hosiery,
and Furnishing Goods generally. ILTOrdcrs
respectfully solicited. Jan. 1, '55.
GROCERY AND FEED STORE.
npiIE subscribers have on hand, and in-
tend keepinsr on hand a good supply of
Corn, Oats and Mill feed. Also a good supply
of GToccries, (rcnerally kept in grocery estab
lishments, South west corner of Fourth and
Adams street, Steubenville Ohio.
Jan. 1, 1855. MEIKLE AND STARK.
A STORE ROOM AND DWELLING
House, on the corner of Fourth and Adams
streets, formerly occupied by John Powell.
Possession given on the 1st of April. The
store room nnd dwelling hnnsp. will ho ny
together or separately. For terms apply to
"jan 11,1855-tf MOODEY'A ELLIOTT.
FORMERLY BLACK BEAR HOUSE
South Fourth street, Steubenville, Ohio T.
D. Hamiltox, Proprietor. The abovo named
House is situated miHwnv hpttvnon tl.n 3to.,m-
boat Landing and Railroad Depot, rendering
it a vuuvemeni. mopping piace lor t ravelers ana
others visiting the city Jan. 1, '55.
COUTH FOURTH ST., STEUBEN-
VILLE, Ohio. All kinds of Marble Work
done to order. On hand at. all iim,.o r,i,.
Lime, Plaster Paris, and the besC quality of
urinu diones. BORLAND.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
A TTORNEY AT LAW and NOTARY
PUBLIC, Warrcnton, Ohio, will carefully
attend to all business nntnmtiul fn Li :., n.
t if IW HUH in mc
counties of Jefferson, Harrison and Belmont, in
me oiaie or unio; ana Jiroofenraiid Ohio coun
ties, Va. Office opposite the Western Hotel.
January 1, 1855. ,
SERMONS. FOR THE PEOPLE,
By Rev. T. H. Stockton.
piIIS highly interesting book contains
1 lea fwnn nn Ann narmr. 19mn Pr!pnin K
I in sheep, $1,25;. in half morocco. $1,50.
A liberal discbunt Riven to agents and book
sellers, by A. H. ENGLISH k CO.,
Jan. 1. 1855. No. 78, Wood St.. Pitt's. Pa.
JOHN A. DING MAM.
W. R. UOVD,
BINGHAM & LLOYD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office at the
corner of Third and Market streets, onnn.
aim we vjuuiu auuhv, oieuuenvuie, Ullio
-: L . 1. n x TT Ci 1 ;,l- . 1 '
January 1, leso.
JAMES U. SHANK
J. & J. M. 8HANE.
A TTORNEY'S and Counsellors at Law;
will promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them. Offico, Kilgoro buildings,
Market Street, Steubenville Ohio.,
January 1, 1855.
Wesley Starr & Sons.
TOBACCO AND GENERAL COM-
- MISSION MERCHANTS, No. 4 Light St.
Wharf, Baltimore, attend to tho sales of To
bacco and all kinds of Western Produce, Pro
visions, (sc., die. Jan. 1, '55
DOCTOE LOUIS A. HENSSLErT
flERMAN and Enulish Phvsic
" Office corner of Third and Dock streets,
awi oHiiviiie, unio. jan, 1. 1H55
W. CUL. GASTfYsr?
A TTORNEY AT LAW, Steubenville,
'Ohio. Refers so Hon. Wilson Shannon,
Hon. Wm. Kennon, sr., Hon. Benj. S. Cowan,
hd Hon. T. L. Jcwdt- nffi m.,i..i .
. I M.I ' I . Ull lUlltltVI. qb.
I bslow 1 lHd street. Ja, i ( "j;.
NEW GOODS. ' "
ALLEN has just received a new sup-
nl :nf Pronnli MtfrinnlW!. CuhnrpSV Caiih-
meres; Thibet Cloths, silk warp; figured and
plain Alpacas; Bombazines, all wool; plain ami-
KnnraA Til) T.ailliM' DrM. Sillt. nlaill. fiffUrtid
Ug.it- ' . . r , - n -
and fancy, all colors; Ladies' Cloaks and Man
tillas, a beautuul asaortinent; long ana rquar
Shawls; woolen, Thibet, Cashmere, Silk and
Delaine Shawls; a large assortment Prints; Bon-
. i ii :n i t ti r; fi- 1 . 1
nets Him iwuuihih; irian uiuciik; juiucu iiuw
Cloths; rrencn i able and X'lano (Jovcrs; woolen,
...lln. anil cillr TiisiMr an.1 P.lnvaa Vntlft. Pitt.
broideries; plain ana cross-oarrea mu.kiios, cam
brics, ic; Tickings; Toweling; Blankets; Flail-
xiilo. T. in cow a' hliin Thecks: brown mid blvunhwl.
i i iw n . .
Musiins; ladies and misses Shoes, Oimps, Frin
ges, silk Laces aud dress Trimmings; men and"
boys Uaps; BioaU Uioins, vasiiiirrr, iuvu-i
nets. Jeans. Tweeds, a good assortment.
2800 yards CAKPE1ING, at ait prioei.
Tlio nhnvn ftnndti and K llOKt of Others tOO'
numerous to mention, will be sold wholosalti or
retail very low for cash, at the store of
' X. ALLEN.
Corner Third street, adjoining the Court Ho
1 Ml. l I - T 1 IKK
cueuixnviuu, unio. oun. i, .
Saddle, Harness and Trunk Manufac
tory, wholesale and Retail.
TV"0. liJ7, Market street, opposite Wash-;
intfton Hnll. 1 he undersigned would res
pectfully announce to their custom and the
public generally, that they have bow in store a
large and splendid assortment of Saddlery,
comprising the following articles: plain aud
fancy Saddles, Bridles, Martineals. Harness.
Trunks, Collars, Whips, Lashes, Ac., fcc, man
ufactured of tho best material, by (ha most ti
perienced workmen. Also, Mattresses of vari-
mitt Irinrtfl mmlp tnnrftornn tha iitinrtpsf nnliita
Dealers in the above articles lire respectfully
invited to call and examine our stock before
purciiHKiiig, mil it-uuu uiiu we can accommodate
on the most reasonable terms for cash.
t. -.:. l! l .1 ... fe.
WM. M'LAUGHLIN & SON.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. 6m ;
Sevastopol Not Taken !
TEIST, Market street, has in store an
excellent afsorlment of CONFECTIONE
RIES, 4c, purchased expressly for this market:
Raisins by the pound or box; Crackers, choice
brands; Currants; Candies; Dales; Prunes; Lem
ons; Figs; Citron; Gum Drops; Know Nothings;
Jenny Lind Drops; Cakes of nil kinds; Nuts of
ii i r.. .1 . . n "... 1 ni . . i i .
an kuium; r iuiik; d ire urncKers, i orpeuoes, uc.
Parties furnished with Pound, Fruit, Lady Cake
and Ice Cream.
Great inducements offered to Country merch
ants and others, who wish to purchase by .tho
quantity. For bargains in Confectioneries, call
at M. FEIST'S, '
Jan. 1, '55. Market St., Steubenville.; .
jTrT SLAClf &"C0T ' ! ir
BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS and
PAPER DEALERS. Market street, above
Fourth, south side, Steubenville, Ohio, keep
constantly on hand nnd for sale, a large and
well selected stock of Miscellaneous and School
nniH.'S . Plnln niwl Vnnfv ST A Tl iTVT'.RY
Writing nnd Wrapping PAPERS, BLANK
BOOKS, etc., etc.; nil of which they will sell
on the most favorable terms nt wholesale or'
Comilrv merchants and other dealers will hi
supplied at very low wholesale prices. , i
J. R. S. 4 Co. are prepared to furnish tlio
best American Mngnzines, as early as they can
be received by mail. They also keep on hand
choice supply .of Siimt Music. Jan. 1, 55.,
M'DOWELL & CO.,
Booktcllirs, Stationers, Paper Dealers, Blank
Book Manufacturers and Book Binders,
TJEALKRS at Wholesale nnd Retuil, in
. School, Classical, Medical, Theological,
Miscellaneous, and lilank Books, Ruled and
Plain Cap, Post and Noto Paper, Printing and
Wrnnpinir Papers, Wall Papers and Borders.
School, Oolinting-Hoiise and Fancy Staionery.
Merchants and others desiring to purchase,,
will do well to call and examine our stock.
The highest market price paid for Rags.
M "DO WELL 4 CO.,
North side of Maiket, above Fourth street.
Steubenville. Ohio. Jan. 1. '55.
Sky-Light Daguerreotype Rooms.
H. WlbliU, respecttully nnnoun-
' ces to the miblir. tliat he lins rpeenllv m.
fitted and refurnished the rooms, comer Fifth
lllld Market strwts. in a slvln inferior In nun.
He has spared no pains or expense to make his
rooms pleasant, where ono and all iiiny tnke
pleasure in visiting, nnd wncro an who wu.n
may be supplied wilh Daguerreotypes of the
finest tone, true to llie lifi nt. vciv iesmnlil
rales, and will take great pains to please all
who niny lavor mm with their patronage.
O'lto'ims corner of Fifth and Market street,
immediately over Halted' Sine Store.
Meubenvillc, Jan, 1, lHaft.
design amlpriiiriiilc, ior btirnine Coal. has
an extra largo oven, u good draft, and easily
cleaned; construction such as to-meet the expec
tations of all, and guaranteed to give satisfac
tion to the purchaser. Will you call and see itt
a os. .( and 4 Extra Coal Cuok Stove.
" 1 " 2 Hartley " ' do.
" 3 " 4 Air Tight Wood do.
" 2 " 4 Premium do. do.
" 1 " 2 H Cook or Bachelor Stove.
Egg, Parlor and Chamber Stoves of beautiful
lesign, Fancy Grates, Fenders, etc.. etc.. all at
reduced prices, at the Ohio Foundry Warerooms.
Market street. SHARP & CRAIG.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
Wholesale Druer House.
THE subscribers have on hand a larc
nini ncu gtifvicu niii:ii in lr'lgJ), VIICnil-
cals, Paints, Dye Stuff. Oils, Varnishes, llrui-h-es,
Patent Medicinos, Perfumery, Surgical In
struments.DaL'ucrreotvnfislnrlf. maau-n ni
etc., which they offer very low either wholesale
or retail. Poolers will hud it to their interest
to examine our stock and prices, as we' arc de
termined to sell as low ns any liouso in the
West. Orders promptly executed, aud personal
attention paid to shipping. .
DRUG EMPORIUM, Market street, twe doom
below tho Jefferson Branch Bunk.
IIENING 4 MELV1K.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
New Boot and Shoe Store,
W A- TONNER has on hand tho larg,
est nnd best assortment of Boots. Show.
Hats aud Cups that have ever been offered in
tins part ol the country. As he is doing exclu
sively a cash business, he can and will sell)
whalesalo and retail ohcaper than any 6lher es
tablishment in the city. All who wish to pur-,
chase, will please call at the new Boot and Shoe.
Store or E. A. TONNER, '
Market street, between Fifth and Sixth.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
Housie Painting, Glazing, &e,
DERRY COYLE would notify the pub..
lie that he is still ready to wait on his p-.
irons in the business of House Painting, Glas
ing, Pnper Hanging and Graining. Sign Paint
ing done by journeymen. Shop on Market st.t
south side, opposite Kilgore's new Hall.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
H. milieb. a. rherrard; it.
MILLER & SHERRABD,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
x AT LAW. Office, Market street, opposite
Washington Hall, Steubenville, Ohio. Prompt
attention to collecting and securing claims.
Agents for obtaining Pensions and Bounty
Lands. Land Warrants bought and sold.
January 1, 1855.
DR. LOTJIS HELLS,
QFFICE Murdct Street, between Third
w and Fourth streits, Steubenvillo, Ohie.
January 11, 1855.
CIIAULF.S K. TIMCHEB. ROBERT 8. W0DDU0P.
THACHER & W0DDR0P,
WHOLESALE DOOT, SHOE AND
1 RUNK WAREHOUSE, No. 95 Market
Btrcct, up staira; between Second nnd Third
streets, upper side, (over Miller 4 Lyon.) and
No. 24 Church Alley, Philadelphia.
January 1, 1855.
"raOMPBON HANNA 80N3, Ouio, "
Paper Manufaotums, 8teubemville,
January 1, 185. '