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NASHVILLEUISIJOIS Affb AMEBlOAIt. FRIDAY, DECEMBER J5 1568.
UNION AND AMERICAN.
Still is Ilia niffM: aronnd. llie Christmas storm
falls down in t oft nbit flukes of silver snow,
Tncirdtlpping glass the Ionj ice-jettingj iorm.
In a flow frozen stream the rivers flow.
TheniriscoU; as crystal are the star;,
Gazingon earth that answers to their loot:
Thft tAfl mnnnmant, Af A4rlv WarS
Weep their white tears for leaves tho autnran
S'rrrve d, to his bedg v.tho cheerful robin flics,
Sin&tnc a song half sad upon bis nest;
Unshed in th bitter wind some carol dies
With hurried steps the cattle seek their rest.
Far in tho city, where- the lamps are brtgbt,
A snow cloth covers o'er oich square and
Few loitcrerjsbiver on thoiialhl to-night.
Nor friends will stay to sosaip aj, they meet.
And yet a sweet blest houris drawing nigh;
Younccheerful eye arebcsniinsin thecrowd;
Clciir throcch the city, towering; to tho sky.
Olsd chimes of even bells are runs aloud.
Bright eyes will flub, lijht steps will hasten
Flushed with a sudden joy a fair face burns
To meet another fsctl And oare gone
Who soncht the land from which no foot ro
teres? What if in ajtdcyrs a tear-is seen.
Falling; for one whote tears have lone been
H knew what wasthe best: that which bten
Was but to draw the present to bis side !
Nsy, eirc Ilim thanks kind is tboiron will
Of Him who tempers to the lamb the wind;
Th good is nood; good let us thinlrAei': -II
' cannot judse our simplo eyes arc blind!
Tbcdawnof Ilisbruh' day comes on apace:
Through starry frof t the midnight comes end
Ihe nrlr malin lavs
JJreak from tho skic, nd tremble, o'er the I
Proclaim, a thousand bells, from near and far. ..
Tho div of our dear Lord His mortal birth!
And from tho courts of heaven to men on earth
Falls the sweet lncrase of tho fchepberds
A STORY FOR TO-BAY.
Aurclia Aiiisiie Christmas
A black, bitter nfgbt, Christmas
Eve though it was a nightto make
well chid people shiver beneath their
furs ami broadcloth, and to raako
the condition of the freezing and
starving wretches who outnumbered
1 hem, "so much the more horrible
from the cruel anomaly of llioir suf
ferings and the universal hope and
jov commemorated in the birth of
A well-appointed chariot rolled
smootly over the frozen streets, its
burly coachman, although mufilcd
to the eyes and the tips of his lin
gers, grumbling oaths at the caprice
which" had kept him out all the after
noon, while the hair of the -eplcm
did black horses lie drove stood
upright upon their usually glossy,
hide's, giving them a comical ap
pearance of extreme terror.
Tho occupant of this carriage
was a lady pnet her 3'outb, but jiot
yet middle-aged, with a face whose
"beauty seemed not to have faded
but frozen, for the abundant dark
hair was unthreaded with silver, the
6inooth skin was unmarrcd by a
single line, tho oval of the cheek
wcrs absolutely perfect, and needed
only color to make it beautiful. But
who could think of beauty in con
templating that white, cold face,
dumb and reticent as a marble
mask, and with eyes whose -light
and color seemed crushed out bp
neath the heavy lashes habitually
drooped beneath them?
"Edith Ulanchard a beauty! T
should as soon think of calling
the Sphinx the belle of the ball
room," said Milly Flowers, the oth
Hut Rhadainanthus, to whom sho
said it, remembers Editli Blanchard
resplendent with such loveliness as
Milly Flowers never dreamed of.
The chariot smoothly rolled on,
and Miss lSlauchaid, leaning back
upon the cushions, looked listlessly
out of the window.
"I am glad it is not a bright
night," said she. softly ;' and lower
ing the glass, she breathed the chill,
creeping air with a strange satisfac
tion. iVithit comes the sound of a
child's voice, in terrified and weep
""Oh, don't; please don't! I
didn't know it was any harm ! I
irnn't dn so a?flin !
"You bet high on that See if
. .. 1 1 1 1 : ... t 1
von don 1 gn cnougu uns innu i j opening into iuiss ukuiuuuiu s tuaiu
last a spell," said a man's siirby voice cr. The occupant of that chamber
in reply, and the other voice oceanic
narticulatc witn sous
Miss Blanchard leaned forward and
looked through the gathering dark
ness. A policeman was just passing
through one of the gates of the
Common, leading by the wrist a lit
tle girl, and in his other hand
holding a small hatchet.
" Olliccr, I should like to speak to
Miss Blanchard never raised her
voice, but her clear, sonorious tones
seldom remained disregarded. The
man started, turned and approached
What has that little girl done?"
" Why, ma'am, you'd hardly be
lieve it,but as sure as I stand here,
1 saw her chopping away at the trees
and bushes in the burying ground
there. See, here's the very hatchet
she'd brought a' purpose. The lit
tie villain ! wait till sho sees what
bis Honor '11 give her to morrow
' ( nine here, if von please!"
Tin. itnlircman approached wtdl
nearer to the open window, and mo
Hv received the bank note
dropped into his hand.
" 1 do not think the child intended
:inv harm. You had bettor h
for this lime. If there is
hie about it, I will be ivspon
'for her appearance. My add re
3s. S7 street ''
Tin policeman hesitated,
bank nto pleasantly warmed
numb fingers, and at Christmas'. iu
a man in anthoiity should n t be
too fceveic, and he touched bis cap
and moved on. saying:
Well, ma'am, I've no wish to be
too Irani upon the girl, of course;
and, as you say, she's but a child
The rest of'the sentence xvas lost
in the heavy beard and mullh-.r of
tho sneaker, and Miss Blanchard
lislou"d no longer. She was saying :
ow. little girl! 3 on had untter
run home as fast as you can, and ;
don't gvt into mischief again. But,
stav' Why were von cutting the
trees : as 11 lor met
" No ma'am. 1 wanted a Christ
pias tree," sobbed the child, picking
up the bat. bel dropped by the po
liceman. "A Christmas tree, hdd ! What
have j on to hang upon it -" asked
the grave, unsmiling lips.
" I jot some pretty rags. 1 found
them in the street, and some pieces
of tin. and and an apple."
" Where did 3011 getnhc apple r
asked Miss Blaiichaid, keenly.
I 1 took it."
Do you know that if 3 011 take
tilings belonging to bther people
l nti will be punished '?" asked tho
j v.. 4 - '
lady, coldly. Once she would have
tenderly pointed out the wrong-do-
f . . .1... , e
ill" 01 me act, uiu mat iay was
ff!u,i The child looked keenly up
vaguely surprised at heariug no more
than the teachings of her vilest asso
ciates from such lips.
"I didn't get caught at it,
ma'am," said she, craftily.
" You may next time. 'Well, here
is mone3r for your Christmas tree.
You can buy It a florjst'a shop."
" She threw it or rather dropped
it, half, carelessly, half wearily upon
the pavement. The. child picked it
up,- stood still, ajid hesitated.
" JV",ollj ljavo 3ou anything more
to.sayv" asked Miss Blanchard, her
handfilpoh' tiie check-rein.
"I was thinking, ma'am, that I
wouldn't buy a Christmas tree, after
all, if .you'd' just as lievc,"
I just as lieve ! -Do what you
choose with the money. What do
you'want more than the tree ?"4 .
" Some things for mother. She's
sick, and 1 was thinking maybe
yon'd tell' me what kind of things
to get. Sho never had any, so I
"You ace somewhat bold, - my
child,"' said she. "It is enough for
me to give the inone-, without ad
vice. Btit,tay; you come to my
house, at ten o'clock to-morrow
morning, find 3011 will have some
food and clothes given you, with
'other poor persons tvJio will be
there. Here js tho address on this
card. Ten o'clock, remember.
Dfire oh, James."
Jrivc on. I should think! If
that 'ere off horse ins't down sick
to-morrow, I'll lose nij guess,
that's all!" muttered James, indig
nantly, and drove home at such a
pace that his mistress had not found
time to forget her late interview be
fore she entered thehouse.
Dinner was served, but before
she iatdown, Miss Eland rd sum
moned Mrs. Bliss, her silent, sober
"You sent forme ma'am?"
"Yes. Theilannel and calico are in
some parcels in the carriage. Have
them taken to 3'our own room, ant!
divide them into the usual quantities.
Is the bread bailed and the joints
roasted, as 1 told 3011 ?"
" Yes, ma'am."
"Very well. Each of the twelve
women is to receive a gown and peti-
coat piece, a
loaf, and a joint, as
down their names,
they have not been
and see that
4 Yes, ma'am."
"Besides these twelve women, I
have directed a little girl to call a"
ten o'clock. 1 wish to see her my
Relf.anJI Su;i-I. iC"you please',
pack a large'basket with articles
suitable for a sick woman, to give
her. 1 should like, also, to give her
some clothes. Will you look at
some of mine? or, no. you had bet
ter go out this evening and my
some .cloth. Mary will make up
"What sort of cloth, ma'am?''
asked the umoved Bliss, whom no
orders confused or discomposed.
" I do not know exactly. Some
thing warm and strong, of course,
and of different suits for the different
garments. Clothe her from head to"
foot, and get a cloak and hood. You
may take James with you. That is
all. I believe. . You have provided
gifts for the servants."
" Yes, ma'am."
Miss Blanchard dined alone, as
usual. The dinner was perfect, the
service and attendance in the high
est style' of art, and tho lady, sus
tained her part in the domestic pa
geant with the self-possession and
docility to established forms, as fa
miliar as' their breath to such
When all was over, even to the
tiny cup of cufe voir and the finger
glass of rose-water, she walked
slowly from the room, paused amo
menLin thel)iilliantly-lighted drawing-rooms,
then went up stairs, with
the crisp, clastic tread of suppressed
but intense nervous emotion.
Entering her dressing-room, she
locked the door, passed into her
sleeping room, r.nd also locked the
door of communication between the
two. The room had no other ap
nroach. and was divided from the
! one behind bv two closets, both
. 1 t ) 1 1 1. ...
Could seclude nci sell lrom licriiouse-
hold as completely as if she lived in
another world ; and this was not an
The door secured, Miss Blanchard
ihted the gas burner concealed in
the alabaster lilies beside herdress-
iii"--glsss, and unlocked her writing-
table. From its private drawer she
took a casket, and then opened it
Tiith a key attached to her watch-
cham. It held two pictures and a
few worn and 3'ellow letters.
Miss Blanchard read her letters
ill through, pausing now and again
over some tenucr pnrase, boinu
lover like extravagance, some as
surancc of deathless faith ami con
stancy read them all through, and
folded them with scrupulous care.
inhaled with white, hard-set lips the
faint fragrance still exhaling from
them, then laid the packet back in
the box. and opened one of the pic-
lures. It represented a young man
inoder.Tte.lv well-looking, but witl
furtive eyes, a sensual mouth, and
a weak chin. The face of one of
tho men whom such women as this
love, because they arc themselves
tn far above them to comprehend
their littleness and can, of thei
own munificence, weave a mantle t
elothe the idol, who, remaining
thenceforth so enshrined, like tl
dead Solomon in his regal robes
presents the semblance of royalty
though the reality become mere cor
ruption and nothingness.
Replacing, at last, this picture
with the letters, Miss Blanchard
took up the other. It was the like
ness of a voung and beautiful
woman ; it was tnc couniericii m
that loveliness which Rhadainan
thus remembered when Mill' Flow
ers compared Miss Blanchard to
Standing before the mirror, she
gazed long and earnestly at the re-
t lleetiou it gave back, then compared
it minutely with the picture 111 her
" Su unlike, yet not unlike
enough," murmured she. "When
will the death within appear upon
the surface? When will the face
that fool who loved a traitor disap
pear forever': When may 1 de
slmv the nit-lure of th:t man, fond
She ground her teeth as she mut
lercdthe last words, abruptly closed
and locked the casket, secured it in
its hiding place, and extinguished
the lights. Then - but Christmas
only comes once a year, so let
us all keep it as pleases us best, and
i not too curiously pry into our
Ten o'clock on Christmas
ing. and twelve poor women,
Miss Blanchard, had spent the pre
yujusdtyin flailing and inviting to
partake of her bount-, appcare 1,
punctual to the hour, received each
her dole, aud went awav. more as-
tonished tlian-gratified, for,jiotoi'(S
of them had evernf"Tore tho pri
vious day, seen or heard of the
haughty, handsome lady who had
bestowed these alms upon them.
But, for eleven ycar3 this had
been Miss Blancbard's custom ; this
had been her inevitable employment
of 'the day of 'the Christmas Eve,
whoso amusement, also, inevitable,
we have witnessed.
The motive for cither ceremony
Miss Blanchard never communica
ted, even to her biographer and
nearest friend. -
Fifteen minutes .after ,teuf and
Mrs. -Bliss entered her mistress a
morning-room, leading tho little cul
nritwho had attempted to steal a
Christmas tree from the presance of
"You said 3Tou wisltcd'lo-seo tins
child, ma'am," said the housekeeper,
" Yes, I do You may leave her
Mrs. Bliss courtesied and left the
room. Miss Blanchard looked
keenly at her jjrotegee, standing
close besido the door, with the war',
hunted look upon her face of a cor
nered mouse, or a cat in a strange
room, or a human being to 'whom
powor means cruelty, and kindness
imnlics a 'hidden snare: 'And yet,
the little creature hid beaut- enough.
beneath her ragged clothes and
tangled hairand smirches of dirt,
to give an artist visions of such
cherubs as never Corrcgio drew.
With a true artist's eye, Miss
Blanchard, sitting a little languidly
this morning in her reading-chair,
appreciated this beauty, curve by
curve, tint by tint, quite regaraiess
of tho subject of silent scrutiny.
At last she said :
" "Well, child, I told 3-011 to come
at ten o'clock. It is nearly naii
"I was here Deiorc ten, out. 1
darsn't come in," faltered the child,
writhing one foot out of its clumsy
shoe and in again.
" Oh, that was it. That was fool
ish, when it was I who bid yOu come.
Did 3'ou get your Christmas tree r ,
" Yes m. 1 gave two dollars lor
"How much money did I give
' Three dollars." -
' And what became of the other
" I bought some little candles and
0 , 1- ' ,rr
some oranges 10 suck. uu. im
prime, 1 tell you."
' You wasted your 11101103', saiu
Miss Blanchard, eoldby, but admir
ing the while the glow of enthusiasm
upon the pale little face, and in the
dee) gra3' eyes.
The glow laded in a 100K ot pain
I guess 1 did. Motncr uian t
sav so. out sue iookcu as 11 sue leio
bad, and &he asked how many cin
ders we'd got left."
" Do 3 0U burn cinders lor fuel i
" Ycs'in, when I can find aiv"
" And what when you can't?"
" Nothing. Mother gets into bed
and puts the chair-backs over lie.-,
and I go down to the chestnutman s
stand at the corner. He's real clever
sometimes, and twiest he give me
chestnuts if I'd kiss him, only he
smells so of rum, I don't like to."
A look of slight disgust crossed
Miss Blancbard's face, aud she hast
ily asked :
"How old arc 3-011:
" Twelve last night, ma'am."
"Twelve! "Wlrr, how little yon
So mother says. She says I'm
little because I don t have enough
to eat ever, or clothes enough to
keep me warm," said the little child,
And Christmas rve is your
Ycs'm," said the child, and
waited further questioning ; but the
mention" of that date had changed
Miss Blancbard's mood. Leaning
her forehead upon her hand, she re
mained plunged into gloomy rev-
ucric so long, me uuio gut, pui-
ceivmg hcrselt lorgottcn, inane one
or two furtive ell'orts to open the
door and escape, but not under
standing the mysteries of the latch,
was finally fain to remark :
T pucss 1 11 be going now, ir
you'll undo the door.' The lady
rz t j -'
looked up hastily.
"Oh yc3; I had lorgottcn you.
Mrs. Bliss has a basket lor you ami
some clothes; or, rather, she will
measure 3'ou for some, and 3011 can
come again and get them. A merry
Christinas to you, and good-bye."
Good-bye, ma'am. I can't open
Miss Blanchard rose with halt a
smile and laid her hand upon the
lock, looking down as she did so at
the child, whose quiet, gray eyes
were fixed upon her face. Some
thing in those eyes startled Miss
Blanchard, and resting upon the
handle without tn'ing it, she said,
" Your name ought to be Amelia :
what is it ?"
"That's it," said the. child, turn
ing her eyes to the white lingers
clasping the handle.
What ! What is your name,
child ? Tell the truth at once."
My name's Aurclia Ainslie."
said the child, retreating a little,
and wondering why she should be
suspected of untruth in so simple a
Miss Blanchard remained for a
moment as motionless as if sud
denly petrified, then darting for
ward, she seized the child by the
arm and drew her to a window.
" Yes, yes, yes !" muttered she.
What a blind fool I am, and al-
. . .1 -r -,.-..1.1 ...I...
ways have uecn, inai jl suouiu uih-
cue 1 pains to nourish the viper s
brood! Oh, is there no end no
She dropped tne sieimcr arm, not.
knowing that she had griped it with
such force that it would bear the
imprint of her fingers for days and
weeks, and walked nastily to an
other window. Here she stood for
many moments, her face as stony
in its calm as had become its wont,
her eyes fixed upon the busy scene
without, but seeing only the sad
panorama of her own past life a
life culminating upon thi-j dreary
That after all those years of
forcing herself to meet her destiny
face to face, it should have laid this
snare, sprung this trap upon her!
That she should herselt have ollered
her heart to this fresh slab, after
Kfiieldiixr it for years behind the
stony reserve, never really needed
until now. This wretched enild!
She turned upon her fiercely,' and
met those C3'cs those eyes so well
loved once, so hated now.
" Go !" began she, but her own
voice frightened her, and the cus
tomaiy iustincts of her life asserted
themselves. She waited a moment,
then said in a calm, slow tone:
"You may go now. Tako. what
ever the housekeeper offers you, but
do not come again. Never come
understand i"1 . -j
" Yes'm, "x-wlnspcred the child;
creeping stealthily toward the door,
and beginning a desperate struggle
with the latch. Miss Blanchard
watched her as one watches an ob
ject loathsome and hated, but3'ct too
ueianceiess to bo attacKcu. .
i Suddenly an idea crossed Jier
mind, a new impulseya sweet fhope
of Such revenge as should compen
sate for the cruel humiliation of the
last half hour,
and coldly :
" Wait, Aurclid' AinslieJ "Where
do '0u live, and with whom ?
' Mother and I live inBurt,Court
I guess there aint any numbers."
"And who else?"
Nobody lives with us."'
Miss Blanchard hesitated, turned
even paler than sho had already be
come, and asked again :
' " No one ? not your father ?"'
"Father's deatU He died 'in the
" Dead ! Oh, he would not have
died if '''
The sudden, sharp agony of the
moment had forced these words to
her lips, but there, she-closed them,
waited for self-command, then asked1
"But your mother is'alone?" '
" And poor very poor,?".
"She sometimes needs food,, and.
sometimes fuel .and clothes docs
she not ?"
" And ill besides. Is she very ill ?
Docs she suffer?,'
She coughs dreadfnl sometimes,
and she has a bad ache in her side
and in her head," -said Aurelia, sor
rowfully, but with unabated terror.
" "Well, child, I am going home
with jou to see this poor sick moth
er of 3'oiirs. You shall ride in the
carriage with me. , I used to know
her, I believe, but we have not met
for man3' 3'ears thirteen 3'ears last
night I have not forgotten the,
date, 3'ou see, and T dare nay she
has not either.
As she spoke, Miss Blanchard
sharply raug the bell, ordered the
carriage, and sent for Mrs. Bliss.
To her she said :
Take this child and feed her;
but you need give her nothing to
carry awa3'. I "am going nryself to
sec her mother. I believe she is
former servant of mine."
It was the nearest approach to a
falsehood that ever had crossed
Edith Blancbard's haught' lips, and
she felt as if they were scorched.
But she must explain beforehand the
child's possible prattle, and she
would not order her to silence.
In mute wonder Mrs. Bliss led
Aurclia away, and Miss Blanchard
went to her dressing room.
"Not that cloak. Bring my vel
vet one, and the hat to match it, ray
sable furs, and my point vail. I
shall change my dress for black
It is hardly eleven o'clock yet,
mademoiselle, " ventured the
French dress-maid ; but received a
look that needed no words to com
But how droll tucy arc, inese
Americans!' muttered the maul,
looking out of tho window as her
mistress' descended the steps. "They
go out at eleven o'clock in the morn
s' , -. ... , i
ing drcssoa nice princesses, auu an
down to dinner m merino gowns,
with linen collars."-
But it was something wor3C than
bad taste that dictated the costume
Miss Blancbard's maid thus criti
cised. Tall Mi-3. Bliss to send mc that
child." said she, seating herselt in
the carriage, and drawing the elab
orate Afghan about her.
Aurelia, pale, cold, and wonder
eyed, was brought, and stood shiv
ering at the carriage door.
"Get in, and sit there on the
lloor," said Mis3 Blanchard, draw
ing away her skirts from contact
with thc"lluttcring rags that'bruslicd
across her knees, and crouched
presently at her feet.
"Burt Court. Do you know
inquire until you find
Court!" muttered James,
his box. "Yes; it's an
other of them nasty slums, such as
we hunted through all day yestcr
dav. I suiinosc we've heard of an
uglier and lower-lived crctcr there
than wc got together this morning,
and we're going to have a look at
in... . Wnll. 'twill be a curiosity, to
Smirred on bv this conviction,
James drove rapidly, and directly,
to the desired locality, and, halting
tho pntmneo of a filthy alley
iiimncd from the box and opened
llnri Hourl. ma'am. There's
fhiiiT -is drivinsr , or get
ting out again, if we was m.
Verv well. Vait Here. Atire
lia, "O before, and show me tne way
to your mother's rooms.
The child bundled Herselt out, a
best she could, and filiiituca uown
llir !lllo. followed bv Miss Blan-
d. carefully guarding her trail
, - . ...111. tlm
,mr rmina -ironi- e-UIllHUli niiu '-
in nt. tho common door of a ten
ement house, whose very walls, and
ceilings, and floors, were black, and
crumbling with rottenness and iilth ;
mi the totterins staircase of the gar
ret, to whose tenants a somewhat
nurer air was oll'sct by a roof hardly
loser than a sieve, and Aurelia dis
appeared behind a crazy door, say
in sr. as she entered :
" Here's a lady, mother, wants to
Kollowinsr her closely, Miss
Blanchard pushed the door a little
wider, and entered a small room,
desolate, comfortless, and forbid-
din-. as everywhere arc the lairs in
which famine and disease finally hunt
down and destroy their unresisting
Tn one corner stood the Christ
mas treeT decorated, as Aurclia bad
described, with shreds ot bright
colored cloth and flannel, with glist
ening bits of tin, several oranges,
the stolen apple, and the remains of
the colored candles burned upon tne
In Hie oimosite corner, upon a
heap of straw, and shuddering be
ncath a ragged cotton quill, lay a
woman, somewhat younger than
here again for -anything;
Miss Blanchard, and bearing upon
her wasted features the remains of
:t Tare and delicate loveliness. She
was dying, as one might see ; dying
of want, embodied in tho form of
Her eyes, large, lustrous, and pa
thetic, fixed upon tho face of her vis
itor, at first languidly, then with
eager interest, deepening into in
'Edith- Blanchard!" exclaimed
she. attemntin": to rise, but sinkiu
back in a paroxysm of coughing.
" Yes, Mrs. Ajnsjie. I have not
seen' 3:0 u-si.hceo6u bore that name."
The sick woman, faint and ex
hausted, made no reply, arid her
guest continued, in the same hard
and pitiless tone, and with the same
dull glow in, her eyes:
" Yon seem very ill, and not es
pecially prosperous, Mrs'. .Aihslie."
I-am dying? and'anrglsd to'flte?
ButjByytpoor child, my poor Jittte
Aurclia-! Oh, Miss Blanchard,1 yon
.arc at least a woman, anu win see
that she is-put-in some safer shelter.
I - t . A. t 1
wnere sue' may support nerseu oy:
ljonest labor! ill you not do so
much, just for womanhood?" "
Why not say for Tier father s and'
mothcr.s sake : 1 ou were once my
deafest friend and, intimate, the sis
ter of my vsoulv we used to say;
and he, Aurclia s fatherho was
something more than ,a friend to me,
if you remember," said Mi3s'
Blanchard, in b;Uer scorn.
The sick woman moaned, and
turned, upon her squalhd couclu
Then,. getting strength, she sat up
right, andJaintly said:
Edith, I am glad you have come..
Wc have not met since the Christmas
Eve, thirteen, years ago last night,
when you, leaving for a moment the
gay party you were
Stop!'' said Miss Blanchard,
i "1, '
raising a nana ot commana. vjtt
is I should tell this tale. I havc'it
quite by heart, as you will see. I
was betrothed to Mark Ainslie, and
the engagement was declared. In
fiict. the world had met to congrat
ulate me, upon that Christmas Eve,
ii i.:t, f
seems, remember as well as I. Leav
ing the crowded rooms in the course
of the evening, I hid myself in my
own little boudoir, to rest and dream
for a momcfit over my exceeding
joy. I, the -betrothed of such a
lover, and the possessor ot sucu a
friend ! I had barely arrayed this
bliss before my mental vision, how
ever, when the door was pushed
open, and the lover and friend, en
tering in the dark, seated themselves
upon a sofa so near my own chair that
her robes swept across mine as she
sank weeping in his arms. He ten
derly inquired the reason 'of her
grief : he kissed away her tears ; lie
drew from her an acknowledgement
of her" hopeless passion, and
he repaid it by assurances of
equal or surpassing fervor upon his
own part, whilo ho. bewailed tho
cruel fate that had bound him to
my side. "Tt was upon that hint I
spoke, arid, in tho darkness, calmly
assured thorn that thoir happiness
could not excol rhino, in having dis
covered, before it was too late, tho
unfortunate mistako that had neon
committed.. I roturncd to my lov
er bis liberty, -and hoped for him
that liis new love might im-ovc as
faithful a wife as sho had already
proved a faithful friend. To hor I
did not speak at all.
Then 1 lelttheni, and tncy nau
tho grace' to quit the house without
again addressing me.
" They married directly, as i
heard, and removed ton distant city.
I became, soon after, an orphan and
ray own mistress heiress ot more
wealth than I can use. Such is my
position to-day aud what is yours'"
It is all true,, every woru ot it.
I was a faithless friend, and ho a
faithless lover, to you. But we
wore true and loving to each oth
er," moaned tho woman, thuSr re
proached and taunted, shivering
with a deeper chill than that of the
frosty air. The guest regarded ncr
What was his end .' sskcu sue
lie was unlortunate, everything
failed us. Wc became very poor,
and ho died."
' Of want and dissipation ! said
Miss Blanchard, in an icy voice.
" Of want, i ou shall not judge
him whom God has called to judg
ment," said Mark Ainslie s widow,
with a dignity that clothed her
more superbly than Miss Blancb
ard's velvets and silks could have
"Whom God has called to judg
ment, repeated Miss Blanchard.
slowly. " Yes, and you, too, are
about to bo called unto judgment.
I)o vou not tremble?
Ho will not be so pitiless as
. r , . 1 . . . L . i.'
von. die rcmcmoersi.no lempuuiuu
and tho cxniation, as well as the
crime," moaned the sufferer.
A long silence followed, while
tho proud and implacable woman,
lookinc down upon her enemy, re
called the past, and struggled
angrily with tho conviction that
now, as lormcriy. it was Aurcna
who conquered, and she who re
mained deleated. She snoko at
1 have no wish to render more
bitter your last moments. I forgive
you the wrong vou havo donome
I will sec that your wants aro at
tended to. and when your child has
boi'omn an. ornhan. sho shall bo
nlncod in all institution for such
A chaiure Had come upon tnc u
ing woman, a .sudden and terrible
chaiure. The mleness'of licr skin
bad become a mortuary pallor, tho
beavv lids tell like lead across tlio
trlazinir eves, the breath came in
loner and uneven casus, xnowo
man whom Edith Blanchard bad
loved as her own self, and had hated
' ..... . ir
yet more ardently, lay struggling
m her death-asrony at ncr icci, una
tho revenge she had waited for, and
louircd for, and soized upon so
eagerly, turned in her grasp to a
-venomous serpent, a devournu
flame. She led tho weeping child
from the room and returned to kneel
beside that forlorn death-bed.
Aurelia," sho said, solemnly, " 1
havo fortriven you. but it is not
cnoii'di. Before vou die, say that
you, too, nave lorgiven niu, iui x
have not Dcen blameless.
Aud, bending, fiho lightly kissed
tho brow already ehill with death.
At that touch, a" slight shudder ran
through the dying limbs, and Aure
lia opened her eyes, full of a strange,
soR light, and si oiling, as if they
had already feasted upon the eternal
"It is the Christmas come at
hist," whispered she. "It is tho
birth day of our Lord, who died for
love. For His sake, not mine, bo
good to the child,, dear Kdilh. Tako
her as His gift and token of pardon.
In Christ s name .she comes to vou
for Christ's sake accept her."
One last great struggle shook
that proud and loving heart a
heart whoso very bitterness was
but corroded sweet ness, and then
Editli humbly bent her head,
crowned with tho "palo Christmas
sunshine, and said.:
" At Christ's haaids, and in token
of His pardoning love, I tako
child, and will chensh her.
An angelic smile replied to
Edith rose lrom. her knoes
hastened to call the little Aurelia
In tho long arid close caress, at onco
a benediction and a, farewell,, that
greeted her, the mother s soul de
parted, and TSdith'led! awav' tho
weeping and bow,ildcr'cd child, not,
haughtily now, nor yet tenderly, lor
inuuiu iiuu uuuii uo not cuungo in
an instant, but with a gravo piir-
nnsft in hnf hn.irr. nnri in Iiap
manner,, toer,' 'perlmpg, than the.
.fondness of softer women.
ivnu iuircua, proiccteUjCare ;pr,.
.uu uoveioueu, crew to a raro iovc-
1! .1 A , I" W ,V 11'
jtness anu grace uiai snomu nave
repaid 'even grcator hcroism..than
her protector had oyinccd in thus
adopting her, 'Should havo, but
did they ?. . ' ,
" The - heart knowoth its own
bitterness,.aud thero is a.griof'-with-which
the .stranger intermeddloth
not." , - x
If it was a ponanco, it was nobly
and bravely borne, aud novcr dis
covered to'humari cyo.' What more
shall wo demand of human 'nature?
W. 0. COLLIER,
VVliolrsnlo nml Relntl Dealer
AKXOLD'.S V.HIIIMJ FLUID,
COI'llSO l.VK, KTC
ALSO, Dtr03:T0KT FOB Till
American Bible Society,
Xt iQK.1T FOR TBK
PKIUlTEKI.l.V COJlilllTEE OK
Dco in the neatest and latest style at short
SO. AO ILVIO.V STZtEKT,
li-tweca Col We asJ C!ierr7 streets.
C. W. ROWLiyD-
ROWLAN D & GO.
NO. JO WEST SECOND ST11KET.
3 Liberal advancer msdo on coneijnmnts.
BUCHANAN & CO.,
RUOLtSJl-n UE.II.KL3 15
Fine Bourbon & Rye Whiskies
And Proprietors of the Celebrated Brand of
Son 0 nid l-l IMiblle I jukIIuic,
SAML. M. MURPEY & CO
Nos. 17 and 19 West Columbia St.,
celebrated brand of Oranga 1
RICHARD II. WRIGHT,
Dealer in all kind of
WHITE FINE DOORS.
Sash sold at Louisville Price List.
No. 2U Cedar street, and Corner Uroart and
Oldest House in the City,
Established in lSty.
Baker, Confectioner and Candy Manufacturer.
NO. 24 NORTH MARKET STKKM,
HAS JUST RKCE1VEU A liAnuri as
sortment of Fruits. Nuts, etc., including
Raisins. CitrOn. Fi'. Currant". Uale. rrunes,
together with a large supply of French Confec
tionery. . , . ......r..
Also, just opcnen a ur&o hick ' i.f,""
Works and KaLPy IJocds, suitable for nulidsy
lie would cm me aiieniiun i
trade to his lareo nns-orlment of Candies, ton
fccliocy. etc., all of which will be oBcrcd at tho
very lowest price. niv21
-A. & W. K ANNIE,
Ul I5KOA11 STKEKT,
WA "i"-V?".. s(
Candies Crackers, etc . etc. bes to call the at
tention of the City and Cinntry McrchanU to
their large ana wen arsoneu sivcx. ui
Candies and Confectioneries,
all of which have been made of the be.-t mate
rial by competent worsmcn. ,
ll. irn1 lrn.h f.aver Ratlins, r It I,
Nuts of all kinds. Citron. Lemon Peel. Canned
v :.a u.nfua. .Tlliq fWtrs. SanlineS. etc.
A tan . Inrcrn nml ffnlendid AOrtment of
'FRENCH AND GERMAN TOYS and bnney
Articles, carciuuy seicciea oi iuc msr
itTTt . !. o.en.fmrntnr VIRE WORKS
I!irtr. Pie-nie. Soda. Suear. Aerated and
Cream Crackers, all of which wi.'l be sold very
Country Merchants are respectfully requested
to give ui a rail. A. JC W. RAN N I E.
nny w ijuni
24 llroad street.
N A S II V I I. Ij U
Commercial Insurance Co,
Office, 3D North College St.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1854.
Capital - 8100,000.
Takes Fire. River and Marine. Risks at hair
It. C. MrNAUtY, PreVt
K. I. IIICKS,Ne.'j-.
R. C. McNaikt, Jauks Woods, Jso. KiiKMiN
M. IIuens. r;.iiii.i.MA..
W. II. Kvans, L. U. Lasikc. 1'oqh M Chka
r. n. FBENCH.
K. E. BtCUAROSOK.
FRENCH, ANDERSON & CO.
COMMISSION, 31 ERCIIA NTS,
DISTILLERS OF C0L0OXE SrrKIT.S. AI.
cohol and Dom-sti Liquor.'. Dealers r
llr.nrl.nn and Rvo Whiskies Proprietors of tn
i alley HhUaey.
74 South Miirliel Street",
Nashvilloi - - Tennessee
IVJiisira antl ftf MmJTS. Wasd Sl Rkiogs.
Lessees of the Tennessee Penitentiary, fur
saleol tneir Acricauurai impicuiciiis. v.ju;
and Cedar Ware. eeplUJm
REEVES' AMB.RO SIA
For the hair
It i an etozant Dreuiag for the Hair
It causes the Hair to Curl beautifully.
It keeps the Scalp Clean in Healthy.
It inviwa'.ea the Boots of the Hair.
Itjforoes the Hair anil Beard to jrrow luxuriantly
It Ijcm'edktelyjtops Hair Falliat Oat. .
Itteepi'thoUalrfrom Chsntlns Color from Ace
It restores Grey Hatr'to its Original Culor.
HbrintJ oat .Hair on headj that have been
It is composed entirely of liaple and purely
It' hat received OTcr six. thousand Toldntary
testimonials of its excellence. mE7 of iftjai
axa from physicians in huh standing
It is sold in half pound bottles (the cam blow
.in the glass.) by Drngfeists and Dealers in Fano,
Geiii everyWhere. at' One Dollar per Bottle';
sale by Demas Barnes A Co., F. C Wells
Jt Co.. JSchleOelin Jk Co.. Sew York.
arl5 ly . .
HT. OLIVET CEMETERY
FOR SALE, BY,
A. WEIJSQX & CO.,
J . O H L Y
15 STorth Cherrj St.,
OAS JUST KKCKIVKD
lino of GENTLEMEN'S DltKSS GfeODS.
which ho will make up to order, in the latest
and most Sniihed ttyle. at th lowest possible
lie is also in rccelDt of a varictr of Fresh
Goods for ordinary wear, and offors to senile- i
men in Daftness suits bl tbe latest patterns ana
most durable material. Call an 4 inspect his
gooas at ro. la rortni;ncrry street,
. M. bishop. w, T. niaiiOP. E. n. Bisuor. I
K..DI. BISHOP & CO.,
.Vo. SO Main SlrcoJ,
C i ii t? i n n a. t i ,
COTTON & TOBACCO PACTOfiS,
XV holesalc G r o e o
NUS. 0, 8, 12, 1 1, 10, UROAD ST.,
I K REIURNINO THANKS TO OUR PA
1 trons for tho very liberal patronaire bestowed
upon us during the past, wo respectfully solicit
a continuance of tho samo for tho present sea
wn. Having secured, in addition to the exten
sive houses in which our business has heretofore
been conducted, the commodious warehouses
.vljoinin. and tormerly occupied by NlntHon,
1'lipiiry A' toy, we flatter ourselves that our
facilities for ijfif
btorln?, Handling and Selling Cotton,
arc equal to any establishment in tho city. The
depart will be under the immediate control
and supervision of !'. C UIIHWAY, J.
i.. ;hlsi;y and t'APr. II. J. 'HKN :Y.
(the latter formerly of the firm of Straiten,
Cheney & Roy.) who will see to tbe faithful and
prompt cxeention of bll orders relative to the
sale of cotton.
Wo will keep constantly on hand a large and
complete stock of
BAGGIAQ. HOPE A.I I KOX.TI E.
of every description, which we will sell at the
very lowest marker price.
Our Jrot-erj- llcparlmrnl is in the hands
of D.H I1AILEY and JOHN WILLIAMS. We
have a very large and well selected
fejtoelc ot" Groceries,
and in constant receipt of additions, which we
are offering to our friends and the general trade
at terms as low and reasonable as any house ia
tho city. .
Oil. Jliullson htrntlnn will retain his of
fice in our counting-room, and will be pleased to
meet ana deal with till numerous oia menus.
Sep2e tf BlIXKT. K IIWAY A O.
UmON BANK NOTES.
TN ACCORDANCE WITH AN ACT OF THE
J. Legislature of Tennessee, passed December
12th. 1366, entitled an act "To expedite the dis
tribution of the effects of Ranks, which have or
may make assignments among their creditors."
notice u herebv civon to the holders of the notes
of The Union ISisi or TxsKKSSRK to file them
with the undersigned, at the Rank in Nashville,
between now and the 1st day of January, eigh
teen hundred and sixty-nine, (1865,) and receive
certificates therefor, or they will be forever
barred from any participation in tha assets ot
thn Hank. The certificates will be received AT
riR in payment for debts dqe tbe Rank, wheth
er tendered "beloro or after 'he 1st of Janu
ary. 1869. JOS. W. ALLEN, Trustee.
Dm. 2n. J Sffl. 21-fim
XTOT HAVINfl IN COURSE ' V KKKUT10.N
l a Tailoring Establishment, (and no prospect
of any.) and bavins no goods to dispose of at a
small advance on coct I To gentlemen furnish-
inj. ihf.n enixii l wouij sav. mat l win nx inem
up in the hot style and at prices to suit these
Niit hminz Hie means to urooure foreign talent.
find tiainir v.tit, rnnneh to believe that having
eat in-)st successfully (or Mr. Sam Pritchitt for
over ten jears.) I have native talent cf my own.
and will devote mrhest energies tosUtTaii wno
may favor me with heir patronsge.
Iy tho liv. I nave sccurea tnc service! oi a
nnnsinnHl Kr.nnvntur of clothes, (the best in
the country.) and can guarantee satisfaction in
that line DAN. J. SCAXLaN.
51 College St. (ram l'rilc&iu s ol I stand.)
oct I tf , 1'p stairs.
Hooper Hams & Co.,
General CofflmisBion Merchants,
3GJ4 IJROAnWA V, NEW TOHK.
HASH ADVANCES MADE ON CONSIGN
J mc.nts, by our Agent. Mr. IC r. .fln-i,
8S South Market stteet, Nashville. Tenn.
Reftr to J. O. Crory. Cashier First National
Rank, nnd to-Merctiantsol iMainvuie generauy.
A Safe Investment!
N AUUITIONTOOdR STOCK OF
II.1ISIWAKE fc CVTLEKY
FOR THE WHOLESALE TRADE.
wo have sc:urod the Aicccey for
MacNEALE & URBAN '3
Burglar and Fire-Proof Safes,
WITH COMBINATION LOCKS,
whih wnsell attheManuf.!turers' Prices, with
lreicht aJdc.1. A larije stocK in naaj. anu can
upply any sue anu unisu.
Also-we manufacture RRKAST .V CO.'S
Roya! Tyrai and Ca mina Inks,
toe chrapes', bestarul most popnlar ink in the
market. Consumer of ink can be supplied at
W C. COLLIER'S.
McCLEAN i CO.'S.
and it is sold to thTraJc by Wholesale Houses
CRAIGHEAD, BREAST &IG1B80N,
novl9 2m TBI 45 Public ftiiiBrf.
H AVINfl REEN QUALIFIED AS EXKCIT
ton orthe last will and testament of J. P.
etiui, mm i tl
Mallhcw, deceased, parties indebted lo the
said estate are doired tn come forward and
inako payment, and those having claims
funiusL are hereer notifiol to nrcsent them
within tbe time required by law. Ibis. 16th
day or December, 1WW.
JULIA A MAtT IIEW5,
deeH lot V. A. OLENN, Executors.
JT. WARREN & C0..
IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS'
,.CA..N-.D GOODS, TICKLES,
Sanee. Fisli. German J'rouuce, etc.,
tfO. 53- MAIN STREET,
i Cincinnati, O.
. m i -I..VKOK STOCK
1 - ' ' ,01" . "
FA IiL AND WINTER TRADh
CONSISTING OF TRIMMED AND UN
trimmed Hats and Bonnet. Plumes, Flow
era. Feathers and Ornaments Silk and .velvet
Kibbcns. Velvets. Crapes, Mallne. V eil Nets.
Silk Tisjoe, Frosted Illusions, Bonnet lie.
EerJj, Laces, Fringes, Koches, ete- ett, ius
opened by WHKBRY ASON
sepl63m No. 21 Union street.
Hnrtsvlllc, Sauiner Coautj.Tena.
Fint HoailijJ in Se(ember mi February,
T. M. PATTERSON. President.
Mas. IDA PATTERSON, Principal Music and
assistant Literary Department.
Mm. ELIZA BARKSDALE. Assistant Litera
B. M. POTTS. President Board Trnsleej.
J. P. ANDKEWS. Sec'y M
FOR SALE LOW I
ATHAUDOATLE. QKNMKltJc Uu.6,i03
7t and 78 South Market street.
Iron. C'ast'nEs, Axles. Nuts. Bolts, ete. Also
Scrap recovered lruiu our Store, burned out.
deiu iui iv ji- i.i'ji. a.
DR. DIXON rlAS RETURNED J.O ilin
rii. nn.l i nrenarad to wait unonall wish-
in? bis services.at prices to suit tne times. All
Ocutal opernions warramea-
umco r.0. zz. unerry siieci. ntii i .,j.r1
McCREA & CO.,
iiiiuii Miens':.! &.c.,
Cotton antl Toiacco Factor,
Produce & Comm'Bsioa Michants,
ao south jiakhei;
35 -SOUTH COLIAOE; STllt.t.iw.
TIIE DIXIE FAU11L1.
An IJustrated Weekly rapcr.
Devoled to tbe Farm, the Garden, and the
IB rCBLI3HHD JVIBT TECE30AT iT
Columbia antl Nashmlle, lenn.
TERMS $3 A TEAK. IN ADVANCE.
The Dixts Faems r U the only w eekly Asncnl-
tnral paper in Tennessee, or in the entire South,
and is coual to the best. Address,
my9tf Colnmnia. Tenn.
COOPER, HAILE & CO.,
roK TUI sale or
COTTON', DKIED FUDITS, PEANUTS
AND PK 1) CE GENERALLY,
NO. 43 VINE STREET. CINCINNATI. OHIO.
Liberal advances made upon consignments.
GET TIIE BEST.
r WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM THE
I Public that I am still mannfactnting. and
keep alwaye on nana.
The Best Quality of Mattresses,
such as Hair. Spring. Stiuck, Moss. Cotton. Cot
ton and btinet.
Also. Feather Reds, Comforts and everything
in the Bedding line, which will be told at the
Mattresses. ce.. will find
it to their interest to give me a call btforo pur
Old Mattresses neatly renovatea
E. 11- MILLER,
novl" 2m N'u North College .treet.
FOR THE JBOLIDAYS.
GREAT niSTRir.DTinN BY THK Sin
I K.il'Ol.l I A. JItT tOJII'ANT-
fMh eifls to the amount of S-bO.OOQ fcvery
llckri. Ilrawsn I'rlse.
5 Cash Uilts. each tuyvi
in " " s.i" u
.0 " w"
JOO . f 1BU
300 . .. " v--;:r--"---.--:..2
CO Elegant kojcwoo'I rianos, encu iui r'v'
3'jO Sening Maclucc. ea.'h Ol to l-
m fine Hold Watches " n.tlJ
tajh Prizes, Silverware, etc., vaiueti al i, w.w
A chance to draw any of the above prues for
25e Tickets describms pnies are sealed in en
velopes and well mixcu. un mo receipt vi
a sealed ticket is drawn without choice, to.sent
by mail to any address- xne pnse nameu upon
it will be delivered to tho ticket holdeVon pay
ment of one dollar, frites are immediately
sent to any address by express or return mail.
You will Know waal your prue is ociore you
I ay for it. Any pmo exchanged foranotherof
the same value. No Blanks. Onr patrons can
depend on fair dealing. .
liKrEELNCis u e select 1110 101 owiuk iruiu
mnv who have lately drawn valuable prises
and kindly permitted us to publish them: b. r.
Wllklns, uunalo, jo.iwi; jiiss rtnuio ini;".
Chicago. Piano. J660; John D. Moore. Louis
ville. J..UOO; Miss Kmma Walworth.Milwaukee.
Piano, i-w; Iter. K A. iay, new wrieans, jw.
We publisn no names wunour. ueruursiuo.
Opinio s of THe Pekss "The brm is relia
ble and deserve their success." Vt tkly 7ri-
iune. Aua.X e know them to te atairdeai-
T" J ! V 1- ir.r.l A.. "7S "A friend
of ours drew uioOO rrize. which was promptly
received." Vailv htet, Stp.Z.
EienO lor circular, xaueni iuuulciuchu i.
Agents. Satisfaction guaranteed. Every pack
ageof sealed envelopes contain one cash gift.
Six lickels for $1: 13 for $S 35 for $5; 110 for $15.
AH letters Should ne aaaresseu io
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Gr rVa't Jil' V-nl d i e s,
, jM rr V -A K 4 ,--
JL. . . , .,
Arkansas Hoard From
TESTIMONY OF MEDICAL MEN;
StoneTJoiat WnitcCo, Art, May S, t
' Dr. Jons Kclu. D arSlti Last.rebruarT,
I was in Louisville purchasing drugs; and 1'
St iome.ot your Sarsaparilla ami Cctlron
My son.ln-Iaw.'Who' ra with too In. tho
store, hail been down with the rheumatism
for sale time, commenced otl the bitters, and
soonfiuod his general nealtb improvol, '
- Dr. tibt. who has Veen in bad health, iried
them, i nd he also improved.
Dr 0 ffee, wtiohas been in bad health, lor
several years STOXACii and utkb elTectad
na linpi iveu very mucn by tne use ol jour bit
ter, it deed the Cedron liltters has glvcu
you grei t popularity In Uus scttlemeut. 1
think yi u could ell a great quantity of youi
mcdiein & this fall specially vl your Co
dronBit ersand harsaparilla. Ship me ih
Memphis careoritictctt A Xeely, -
lies pec tf ally, , r, .
C. B. WALK KB
. t SM
Bull's Worm Destroyer.
BE A DELS.
I have rccctved minv testimonials from. pro
fessional and' medical men. as my almSnact
and various publications have shown, all of
whieh are genuine. The following letter
from a highly educated and popular physician
ble communications I have ever received. Or.
Clement knowz exactly what he peats of and
his testimony deserves to be written in words
of gold. Hear what the Doctor iays ot liutl.'fl
Vallakow, Walxkr Countt. (1A
Dr. John noLi Dear Sir: I havorocentl.
given your "Worm Destroyer" several trial
and Cud it wonderfully efficacious. It has net
failm. in a single instance to have the wished
for effect- I aoi-doin-a pretty large eonn
try practice, ami have daily use for tome nr
tide of the kind. I am free to confers that I
know of no remedy reconinioaded by the
ablest authors that is so certain and speedy
in its cut-els. On tbe contrary they are un
certain in tho extreme. Mr olueet m writing
yon is to find out upon what terms I can gel
the medicine directly from you. It 1 ean cet
It uoa easy terms. 1 shall nc a great deal ol
It. I am aware that the use of ueh artielcs
is contrary to the teachings and practice of
a great majority of the eesvlas line or
M. JVs, butl sec nojusteause or good tense
in discarding a remedy which we know to be
j.Hciont, simply became we may be ignoranr
of tscombiuation. t or my part. I shall make
it ulilo use all and any means to alleviatf
slide n I humanity which 1 may be able lb
command not hesitating because some oat
more iuueuious. than ui self may Julie learn
ed its etTeeU llrst, aud secured tte sole right
to secure that knowledge. Kowcve . 1 ani by
no means an advocate or supporter of the
thousands worthies nostrums that floodtbe
country, that iwrinirt to cure all uiannerot
disease to which linman l!eh is heir. I'hase
reply soon, and inform me f your bust to its.
I am, sir. rao-t respectfully,
JULIUSK I. CI.KMKNT. AI t
A GOOD REASOX FOR TIIE
READ THE CAPTAIN'S LKTTEU ANU
THE LETTKR FROM HIS 3IOTHKK
Itentou RarracLs, Mo., April au, in.
Dr. Jous Bcll- Dear Sir: Knowing Ih
eCicienev of your Sarsapurilla, and the heal
ing and bcncliejal ijualitie it itossessos. 1 send
you the following statement o: my case;
I was wounded about two vears ago was
taken urisoncr and confined for sixteen
months. Being moral so often, my wonnds
have not nealeil s
I nave not sat uu a mo
ment since 1 was wounded I am shot through
the hips. My general health is impaired, and
I need something to assist nature. 1 have
mora faith in your Sarsapurilla than anything
else. I wish that that was genuine. 1'le.ue
express me half a dozen bottle, and oblige
Carr. U P. JOimaoN,
P.3. The rollowinirtwat 'writt'enAprtl 3U
1S03, by Mrs. Jobnon,;moUier of Uaptr John
On. HULL Dear Sir: My husband, r C S.
Johnston, wxukilirul surgeon and iibyaiclao
in Central New York, where he died.lcavin2
the above C P. Johnson to my care. Atthir
teen years of age be had a chronic diairnea
and scrofula, for which 1 cave him your Sana
rar 11a. IT cubed him. I have for ten years
recommended It to many in,Ncw York. Ohio
and Iowa, for scrofula, lever sores, and gen
eral debility. Perfect success has. attended
It. The cures effected in some cases of scro
fula and fever sores were almost miraculous.
I am very anxious for my son to agaia hare
roourse to your Sar.aparilla. He is icarlut
of getting a spurious article, hence his wri
ting to you for it. His wounds were terrible
but I bcl ie ve he will recover. .
DR. JOHN BULL,
ManufacturerlandjVender; of the; Cciebratej
SMITH'S TONIC SYRUP!
FOB 'HE CURB OF
i AG-UE AND FEVER,
oiiijl.i visr jt ic-
The proprietor of this celebrated metllcina
iuitlvclaim tor ita superiority over alt rem
CillCa C,vr uunivu . u . itiu, .v, ... eut,
certain, S(ecdy and permanent cure ot Ague
and Fevor, or Chills ana I'cver, whether of
short or long standing, lie refers to the en
tire Western and feouth-westem country .to
bearblm testimony to the troth of the asscr
tion that in no case whatever will it fail to
cure, if the directions are strictly followed
and carried out. In a great many catc. a sia-
trie dine has been sumcienr, ror a cure, ana
whole families have been cured by single bot
tle with a perfect restoration ol genera,
health. It is, however, prudent, and In every
case more certain to cure, if its use is contin
ed In smaller doses lor a week or two alter
the disea&e has been checked, more especially
indifiHult and long staaaing eases. Usually
this medicine will not require any aid to keep
tte bow els In good order; should the patient
however, require a cathartic, medicine, after
having laxea inrse or ioux noses oi uo aonic,
a single doso of Hull's Vegetable am ly
Pills -will bcintHcient.
DR. JOHN BULIa PtlnelpalOSUct
Ho. ruth. Crosi Utet,
All oltoaatCTr3idlai lor tale by
Berry, DcaoTllI Ga.t