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VOL. 1. AUGUSTA, ME., SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 1870. NO. 139. lUtnuht Journal. ubliahed on Water, Toot of Court Street, AUGUSTA, MAINE. BY SPRAGUE, OWEN A NASH. Mg Jttniubtf Journal Is issued every morning, except Sundays. mtains the latest news by telegraph and mail, vea reports of the Market -, and has carefully pre ired political and local articles, and a generous nount of farming, home and miacellaiieoua read* g with a full compilation of state news. Terms, $7 per annum in advance; $8 il payment not made within the year. Single copies 4 cents, be had at the bookstores and at this office. Advertisements one inch in length, three in* rtions or less, $1.00; 25 cts. for every subsequent sertion. Longer advertisements, or those inserted r any considerable length of time, will be inserted favorable terms to the advertiser. Special Notices 25 per cent, additional. Amusement Notices, $2 per square per week. JiciMfbec Journal, Published every Wednesday morning, the largest folio pnper in the State, containing !wa, politiaal articles, agricultural and scientific alter, tales, poetry, anecdotes, household recipes, i arkets, Ac., Ac. Terms $2 per annum in adranre* Transient Advertisements, $1.50 per inch foi st wreek; 23 cents per week for each subsequent sertion. Special Notices, $2.00 per inch for first week; • cents per week for each subsequent week. Business Notices, in reading columns, 20 cents *r line for first insertion; 10 cents per line for each ibscquent insertion. All transient advertisements to be paid for in dvanee. IATH TIBS, COPPER BOILERS, Water Closets, Wash Basins, IHAHH A PLATED AVARE, Cast Iron Pipe, iiead Pipe, Sheet Lead, ind every nrtide pertaining t* Plumbing kept con j ' stantly on hand and for sale at H. R. STRATTON’S, Corner Bridge ft Water Streets* Under Hunt's Hat Store. N. B. Plumbing in all its branches done iu a neat nd thorough mauner. Particular Attention Paid to Jobbing. tl2apr-tf RICHMOND PORTABLE RANCE -AND Tanging Dome Furnace! At WILLIAMSON A GREENWOOD’S. Cough Candy ! UTKNOENBrRG’S rOIT.II TANDY cures \\ COUGHS, COLDS, WHOOPING COUGH and ill TUruat troubles. I Doors south of Granite Block, Market Sq. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, Fancy Goods, dsc., soul by lanl-lyT W. WENUENBURO. PIANO TUNING. g riiHt Subscriber would inform the |gB^S*itilir"lB JL citizens of Augusta and vicinity that he* w ill give pergonal attention t< II “ 1 r* tuning Pianos. Orders left at his res dence, 97 Wlnthrop Street, will receive promp ittention. M- C. MULLlKtN, febo-tf Teacher or Piano and ougah __ 131* e w step’s Hotel, SKOWHECAN, ME. rHHIS larg*j and commodious Hotel is situated at J. the head of the Falls on the Kennebec river, m lie enterprising village of Skowhegan, the terminus ( )f the Portland Kennebec It. U. This is one of the best arranged Hotels for family borders there is iu the State, and a better place for Summer resort, cannot be found in Maine. The best of water, beautiful drives on the banks of the river, fishing and sailing ponds in the vicinity, trout brooks, where you can catch an abundance of the spotted brook trout any day iu the year. Prices for permanent or transient boarding arc rery low, so our customers can afford to coiue often and stay a good while. m . .. We also have a large airy stable to board horses lor the guests that wish to bring their teams witti hem. Also ono of the best half-mile trotting parks in the State, is connected with the House, free for ;he guests to train their horses or drive for pleasure. tl7j*n-tt 8. B. BUKWSTEK, Proprietor. Stevens’ Condition Powders ! For Horsrs and Cnttle. riMIE Best Powders ever discovered. All we ask I is ouo trial and people will be convinced. Price only 25 cents per package. CHAS. K. STEVENS Manufacturer and Proprietor, 127 Bridge St., East CV“rriife ’by“A: C. DANA, 7 Union Block, An guitta. a‘u15* BRUSHES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION AT JOHNSON BROTHERS. Allen, Small & Co, MACHINISTS, And Manufacturers ot Steam Engines, Circular Saw Mills, Clap board Planers, Shafting, Pulleys, Mill Work, and all kinds oi JOBBING Usually done in s Bret-class Machine Shop. Ali-o Improved Excelsior Machines, which cuts two Bolts at a time as readily as one BOARD FLAMERS constantly on hand. No. I Journal Block, - - Water Street, Cm AUGUSTA, ME. 5jan70 J. W. TOWARD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. AUGUSTA, ME. Residence on Green Street, opposite the Metho dist Church. SOtf WANTED! FARMERS and Hunters having prime Mina Skins on hand will find a cash customer at highes market price by sending them to_< ■ ;J. H. WELL# * CO., BOS W O B T H HAVING REUOTED TO (2 Doors south of Bridge street,) which has been expressly fitted up for his business, wher will be found a VERY" LARGE STOCK of SPRING WOOLLENS! . OF the Latest Fashions, WHICH WILL BE CUT AND MADE UP TO ORDER IN THE Very Latest Stylo,. ALSO, WILL BE FOUND A LARGE STOCK OF Heady Made Clothing, -AND Gents’ Furnishing Goods OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. It. T. BOSWORTH. Augusta, Mar. 7tli, 1870. t7inar-tf Trimk.b 2 Trunks ! THE PLACE TO BUY • Froncli, Euigcno,' Solo Loatlicr, And all kinds of common T R A VELLIN O T R U V K S! Also, Ladies’and Gent*’ TRAVELLING A SHOPPING H AGS, is at HAMILTON & TURNER’S, 135 Water Street. The Ri^ht Place to tiuv vnur HARNESSES, and get the celebrated DUNN HARNESS, is at HAMILTON & Ttki\£K’S 135 WATER STREET. The cheapen place to buy WHIPS, CURRYCOMBS, BRUSHES, BLANKETS, SURCINGLES, HAL TEUS, Ac., is at HAMILTON A TURNER’S, 135 WATER 8TREET. HARNESSES! For Business, Pleasure, Teaming, Trucking, Furling A Expressing. Manufactured from GOOD OAK STOCK, and by the bent of workmen. 'Vo would remind the public that our Hai nes* took all the premiums offered at the last State Fair four iu number. Also the first premium at the late New England Fair. As our customers are daily informed that our Harnesses are Machine Stitched—wc would invite them and the public generally’to call and examine the largest stock of ready-made Harnesses e\pr of fered in this city, ami we " ill convince them that *e make the best HAND STITCHED work to be had for the same amount of money, and if we don’t have on hand what is wanted, can make it at short notice. Samples of Gold Gilt* Oroide Silver, Covered, and Japanned Trimmed Harness, may be sec® at our salesroom, NO. 172 MIDDLE STREET. HENRY DUNN A SON. For Halo by Hamilton cfc Turner, 135 WATER STREET, - - AUGUSTA, MAINE tllfeb-tf OPPOSITE DEERING & HOLWAY’S. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. A FACT WORTH KNOWING. TO THE PEOPLE OF AUGUSTA, And all having business in Augusta please bear in mind that the place to buy l’URE AND RELIABLE Drug's, Medicines, TOILET & FANCY ARTICLES, And APOTHECARIES’ GOODS generally is at FRANK KINSMAN’S DRUG STORE, He has spared no pains in selecting Goods of the purest to be found in the best markets of the United States, and the same are offered to the public at WHOLESALE OH RETAIL, at “Prices that Defy Competition.” He also continues to make all odd change IN GOLD AND SILVER. His motto Quick Sales, Small Profits, Pure and Reliable Goods! In hot weather FRANK'S STORE is the coolest place in the city, and the Ice Cold Soda drawn from the Famous Non-corrosive Arctic Fountain refreshes many weary souls. Temperance Devotees can drink and not violate their pledge. THE COLDEST AND THE BEST! THE COLDEST AND THE BEST with rich and delicious FRUIT SVRUPS. pjf— Physicians’ Prescriptions carefully compounded from the purest Medicines at all hours of the day and night. REMEMBER THE NUMBER OF FRANK KINSMAN’S DRUG STORE, No. 142 Water Street, Augusta, Maine. James H. Leigh, DKALElt IN Foreign and Domestic DRYGOODS Also, Agent for Wheeler & Wilson’s Bowing Maohlnosi ! 1VEEDLES ami all Tools adapted to the Ma chines, constantly on hand. Water .St., llallowell, MTe. flapr-tf JOURNAL JOB PRINTING Establishment! OUR FRIENDS are reminded that having the Largest Steam Jolt Printinj Istalslmeal, On the Itivf r, and employing COMPETENT AND EXPERIENCED WORKMEN I We are at all times prepared to execute in the best manner and at low prices, all kinds of PLAIN AND FANCY Book & Job Printing -SCCH AS Books, Pamphlets, Newspapers, Mammoth Fosters, [Handbills, Show Cards, Circulars, Business and Wedding Cards, Letter Headings, Bill Heads, Ball Tickets, Programmes, Auction Bills, Invoices, Bills of Lading, Receipts, Law Blanks, PLACARDS, [SCHEDULES, INVITATIONS, [RAILROAD and Steamiioat Printing, Ac., Ac., Ac. To all those who desire work in our line, we would say tliat U is our intention to SUIT OUR CUSTOMERS Both in regard to Prices and Execution of Work. O' Orders by mail or express will receive the same PHOMIT ATTENTION! u though dellwred p«r»on»lly. ISPRAGUE, OWEN k NASH, JOURNAL OFHCR AUGUSTA Atocsta, Oct. 16, 1866. # A New Era in Piano Fortes! HAS now become an established fact, acknoW lodged by the be^t judges of music in all parts of the country, that the Mathushek Piano, Is bound to take the lead for * Rleh, Pure, and Powerful Tone! Which speaks for itself m notes of triumph over all others. The Reason of this Great Superiority is apparent to all who carefully examine the pecu liar mechanism of these instruments in The Eqniili/.inK Seale. which distributes the tension of the strings upon all parts of the frame, relieving the instrument from concentrated strain in any one part, thus securing much greater strength, durability, and power o» keeping in tune, The Greater Length of fttrlng*, through all the treble and middle notes, the distri bution of strings upon the Linear Rrblge, which runs the whole length of the sounding hoard, giving greatly Increased Power of Vibration throughout its entire length, producing a purer tone and better accompaniment to the voice than nnv other instrument. All interested are invited to call on 1. c. novEv, At lOO Water Street, and examine for them selves, where the above named instruments can be seen and heard, and will be kept for sale. Also a lot of very fine toned VESTRY ORGANS & MELODEONS ! *g-BEST IN THE COUNTRY. 109 Water St., I. C. HOVEY. tl9apr-tf J. M. Kimball & Co., 303 k 304 Congress St., Portland, Me. OLD DEPOSITORY. -ABE SELLING TOP BUGGIES for #17") to #200 CARRYALLS from J40 to 200 PHAETONS from 17") to 200 Concord Style Wagon, 1<»0 to 1">0 JUMP SEATS, 175 to 200 tmay20*lw Shooting Tackle. JI. W . I. O \ (i. SUCCESSOR TO L. M. L EL AND, GUN SMITH And Dealer in Shooting Tackle of Every Variety Rifles and Shot Guns made to order and war ranted. Old Shot Guns rimmed out smooth and made to shoot thick and strong. Also, Ammunition of the nicest quality. Repairing done Neatly and Promptly. Hlasting Powder. The best quality and largest stock ever kept iu this market. For sale at Factory prices. Country Dealers supplied in any quantity or quality at dis count. ljan-ly A. P. COULD, •DEALER IN — STOVES, WOOD & COAL FURNACES, * IIEGI8TEI18, Ac. Particular attention paid to setting HOT AIB FURNACES. Also Agent for the new PEERLESS COOK IXO STOVE, 9[ THE SAMPLE COOK, and UXIOX PORTA RLE RAXOE. STOVE REPAIRS, Pumps and Lead Pipe. Tin, Brittannia, and Toilet Bare. *5-TIN ROOFING, and all kinds of JOBBING promptly attended to. 1 Doer Xort It of Railroad Rrldge, Water Street, Augusta. janlS-t&wit Cutlery anil Plated Ware! A full assortment of Table and Pocket Cattery, Scittort, TE.f *>. Also Plated Tea Sets, lee Pitchers, Goblets, Knives, Spoons, Forks and Castors of the best quality, at PIERCE'S CROCKERY STORE, Xo. 1.10 Water Street - - Augusta. may*2-ttf New Millinery Goods ! We are now receiving, and shall continue to receive through the season, FRESH MILLINERY GOODS! DRESS BONNETS, CAPS, XI ounct XX ats , tfc c . Your attention is especially railed to our line assortment of FRENCH FLOWERS ! Misses SAGER it WHITE, Cor. ol Bridge and Water streets, AUGUSTA, Me. mayl3f6w Over Hamlen X Philbrook’s. HEN BY 0. & A. A. NICHOLS, MASONS AND SLATERS. A LL work in their line done promptly and in a good, workmanlike manner, by the day or Job. Particular attention paid to repairs of slate roofs, cementing cisterns, cellars. Ac. Orders left at A. P. Gould’s Stove Store, first door above Railroad Bridge, promptly attended to. I1FNKY O. NICHOLS, ALBERT A. NICHOLS. Augusta, Jan. 1 1808. Crockery, China & Glass. PRICES REDUCED S The prices of Crockery, China and Glass Ware at JYo. 159 Water Street, Are marked down to meet the fall in Gold may *2-tit J. I>. l’lBINE IS & 8QJL Portland & Kennebec Railroad. Summer Arrangement, May 23, 1870. ON and after Monday, May 23d, next, the Port land and Kennebec Railroad Company will put on an additional passenger train to leave Portland for Augusta and intermediate stations at 710, and will be due at Augusta at 10 A. M. Returning in the afternoon. Leaves Augusta at 3.13 and connecting with the eveui ig express for Boston, which leaves Portland at 0 1*. M. and ar rives in Boston at 10 P. M. L. L. LINCOLN, Superintendent. ALL KINDS OF JOBBING AN I> Repairing Done at f*|ir4-3m Williamson A Greenwood’s. BIXBY’8 B1UKIXU A BLUEING, The beet in tile murket, for sale at wholesale or ve tail by TITCOMB A liORH, Wholesale and Retail Druggists! lftl' Wrst Knd Kcnnebrr Bridge. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION. The citizens of Maine who rejoice in the progress of Human Freedom and Equal Rights, achieved by the Nation under the direction of the National Republican Party during the past decade; who heartily second the administration of President Grant in Its measures to secure national prosperity by the restoration of confidence abroad and tran quility at home; who endorse its wise policy for the reduction of the national debt and applaud its suc cessful endeavors to establish economy and honesty in the administration of the Government; who ap prove the record of the party in Maine on all questions of public policy, including its consistent and straight-forward efforts for the suppression of the evils of iutempcrauce, are requested to scud del egates to a State Convention, to be held in Granite Hall, Augusta, Wednesday, June 15th, 1370 at eleven o’clock A. M., for the purpose of nominat ing a candidate for Governor, and to transact such other business as may properly come before the Convention. The basis of representation will be as follows: Each city, town and plantation will be entitled to one delegate, and one additional delegate 1 or every 75 votes cast lor the Republican candidate for Gov ernor in 1868. A fraction of 40 votes will be entitled to an additional delegate. Delegates are required to be actual residents of the municipality they claim to represent in the Con vention. The State Committee will be in session in the Re ception Room of the hall at 9 o’clock on the morning of the Convention for the reception of the credentials of delegates, and to hear and determine all cases of contested elections, subject to ratification by the Convention. .James G. Blaine, Chairman. Wm. P. Frye, 'I Cyrus M. Powers, . Frederic k Rome, I Wm. F. I.oWELL, | Republican' Jos. H. West, Paul Stevens, 8. 8. M a rule, Timothy Walker. )■ State. ^ Wm. P. Wingate, 8TANLEY T. PULLEN, J. W. Wakefield, Hiram Knowlton, Committee. 8. G. Till KLOUGIl, Charles B. Paine, Geo. II. Knowlton, Congressional Convention—3d District. The Republicans of the Third Congressional Dis trict are invited to send delegates to a Convention to be held in GRANITE HALL, AUGUSTA. ON TUESDAY, JUNE 14f at 11 o’clock A. M., for the purpose of nominating a candidate for Representative to the Forty-Second Congress. The basis of representation in the convention will be one delegate for each city, town and plantation, ami an additional delegate for even- hundred votes cast for the Republican candidate for Congress in 1808. A majority fraction will be allowed an addi tional delegate. ’ This basis will give delegates as follows: Augusta, 11 Mercer, 3 Anson, 3 Mount Vernon, 3 Albion, 3 Moscow, 1 Athens, 3 New Portland, 3 Aina, 2 Newcastle, 4 It mgh am, 2 Norridgewock, 4 Belgrade, 3 Noble borough, 2 Benton, 3 Palmyra, 3 Brighton, 2 Pittston, 3 Boothbay, 3 Pittsfield, 4 Bremen, 2 Ripley, 2 Bristol, 4 Readfield, 3 Cambridge, 2 Rome, 2 Chelsea, 2 St. Albans, 4 China, 4 Sidney, 3 Canaan, 3 Solon. 3 Cliutou, 3 Somerville, 2 Concord, 1 Skowhegan, 8 j Cushing, l Southport, 2 Cornville, 3 Smith held, 2! Detroit. 2 St. George, 1 Damariscotta, 3 Starks, 2 Dresden, 3 Thomaston, 3 Embden, 2 Union, 3 Edgeeomb, 2 Vassal borough, fi Fairfield. 5 Vienna, 2 Farm Inga ale, 2 WatervlUe, 7 Favette, 3 Wayne, 8 Friendship, 2 West Gardiner, 3 Gardiner, 7 Windsor, 3 Harmony, 3 Winslow, 3 If alio well, 5 WInthrop, 5 Hart land, 2 Waldoborough, 4 Jefferson, 3 Westport, 2 Lexington, 2 Whitclield, 3, Litchfield, 4 Wiscasset, 3 Madison, 3 Washington, 3 Manchester, 2 Warren, 3 Mayfield, 1 Carratunk, 1 Monmouth, 4 Unity plantation, 1 C. R. McFADPEN, j James B. Dascomb. District C. A. Wing, > K. W. Robinson, [ Committee. J. A. Hall, J Slav 14th, 1R70. Republican County Convention. The Republican voters of Kennebec county are requested to send delegates to a Convention to be held at Granite Hall, Augusta, Wednesday, August 10th, at 11 o’clock A. M., for the purpose of nominating three candidates for Senators, one County Commis sioner. County Attorney,County Treasurer, Sheriff, ami to transact all other business that may proper ly come before the Convention. The basis of representation will be as follows: Each city, town and plantation will be entitled to one delegate and an additional delegate for every seventy-five votes cast lor Joshua L. Chamberlain at the Gubernatorial election of 1808. A fraction of forty votes will be entitled to an additional dele gate. The cities, towns and plantations are entitled to the following number of delegates: Albion, 3 Pittston, 5 Augusta, 14 Readfield, 4 Belgrade, 4 Rome, 2 Benton, 3 Sidney, 4 Chelsea, 2 Vassal l>or©\ 8 Clinton, 4 Vienna, 3 China. .A WatervlUe, 10 Fartniugdalc, 3 Wayne, 3 Fayette, 3 West Gardiner, 4 Gardiner, 10 Windsor, 8 Halloweli, 0 Winslow, 4 Litchfield, 5 WInthrop, « Mam he ter, 3 Clinton Gore, 1 Monmouth, 5 Unity Plantation, 1 Mt. Vernon, 4 Total 132. Wm. H. Libby, Augusta, ) L. T. Boothuy, Waterville, | Republican J. L. Stoddard, Gardiner. S County Joskpii T .Woodward, Sidney, | Committee. Charles Jewett, Clinton, j May 27, 1870. Sdut and MY M0TIIKR-IVIA1V. [CONC'MPEP FROM YESTERDAY'S rAPEK.] One day my mind had i)een dwelling upon my school days, and 1 lelt iu a mood for writing. In the afternoon I dressed up freshly in my newest white dress, and went away up stairs where 1 could be tin disturbed. 1 had written two verses, and was deeply in the enjoyment of the com ing poem,' “The Meacfow Path," when 1 heard a great commotion, and squalling and : fluttering among the geese, and going down stairs the cause was apparent. Mother metme at the gate in such out- j landish attire that I did not know her. She wore a dingy old flannel dress, her neck bundled up in an old cotton shawl, \ and a handkerchief tied around her head,; so as to cover her cars and hair. She said the geese were all at home now, and she was afraid of rain, and thought we had better pick them that after noon. I couldn't writo verses only when the poetical mood was upon me, andi I didn't know when that would be again, and I was so sorely disappointed I cried. She saw my red eyes, and divining the reason, said, “Oh, you’ll have to drop a good many of your fine lady ways if you make a farmer's wife.” , So I dressed up after the fashion of women who piek geese, and worried through as long an afternoon as I ever lived. My head ached, and my poor arms were pitted all over with blue spots, and I was so tired and low-spirited that 1 could hardly keep from crying right before John. Sometime in the night 1 was awakened by a low moaning sound coming from mother’s room. 1 drew a shawl over my shoulders, and softly drew near the bed, when I heard her suppressed cries of pain, I said, “Are you sielc, mother?” “Is that you, Chatty ?” she replied, with a sense of relief in her tones, “dou't let me disturb yon—you are tired and need your sleep. Oh, my body and limbs are cramp ed and cold, but may be I’ll get warm pretty soon, and feel better. Go to your bed and don’t let me disturb yon.” 1 laid my hand on her forehead, and it was cold and clammy, and big drops of sweat stood upon it. I soon heated water and made teas, and had her wrapped in warm flannel, and before half an hour she was comfortable. As she became easy, she closed her eyes, and was sinking into a restless slumber, when 1 touched my lips in blessing on her forehead. “Chatty, child of mine,” she said crying right out, “I never have been half good enough to you. I shoidd not have taken you from your writing to-day; you little tender thing, what a pity von fell into such cruel nanus: I slid my arms around her neck, and gathered her to my bosom, and cried over the dear old broken-down mother—the wo man of many sorrows, stricken when in full leaf and blossom, with a blight that would have been death to any other less brave, and noble and true. 1 crept into the bed beside her, and just as she was sinking into a sweet and pain less sleep, her tremulous voice said “Chat ty, don't ever tell it, but it is the truth, never did one of my daughters come to me in answer to my moans of distress, when 1 was sick at night. What was it?” Didn't they love me as much as you do ? 1 soothed her by saying I had ' always been the little nurse and doctor at home, and my-ear was opened to catch any cry of pain. It calmed her and she rested un till morning. Little things like this drew us together, and wc soon became warmly attached to each other. Oh, we had pleasant times to gether—my mother-in-law and I. When wee Charlie came to me, the little pink and white flower, his grand-mother opened her arms to him as though he was a great blessing sent to her from Heaven. He touched her heart and filled it with joys she had never known before. The foun tains of her own soul were opened and life assumed new realities and new beauties, and a sweet song of newness broke from my lips and flooded my soul. Crowned with motherhood, I walked with feet anointed, and the glory of the stars seemed to gather about my brow. From the time that mother was attacked with sickness in the night she seemed to fail, and to grow more lovely as she grad ually faded from earth. She would sit for hours and play with the baby, and laugh at its funny little ways, and' think that it looked just like her babies, who had lain under the sod for twenty years. It is very pleasant to die thus—like a light growing dimmer—like the sunset that fading from the hill tops into a soft twilight, creeps into the dimness of dark ness gradually. The last summer we lived together we had not much work to do ; and 1 look back now, to that May, June and October, as 1 would remember the song, or poem, or book, read by the seaside, or something that gave me sweet pleasure and left beautiful memories. After she was eonlined tocher bed she would lie and watch me, and follow my footsteps with a tender, loving gaze eyes full of the light of lore, and often she would say to me—“Oh, Chatty, you are my best child! “I know 1 have been stern and cold, but you have always been the same dutiful daughter. You have overlooked my faults and you have kept baek the unkind reply many a time when I was unjust to you. “You have helped to make me' a better woman than I was, and for all this, you know, we bless and love you!” Oh how much better it was forme now, that I had yielded my will and my wishes to her’s in the few years of mv married life, and treated her respectfully, too, in the appointments of her own household! What to me was the praise or blame of my butterfly friends now in comparison to the good will and earnest love of my hus band's mother! Before mother men i was ncr nurse ior I seven weeks; she would have no other. 1 gave her medicine and attended to her wants, taking rest as best 1 could. I could not have endured it much longer. 1 was worn, and pale, and thin, and felt all the time as if l were dreumitig, One morning 1 sat in the roe-king chair beside her. John held the baby as he sat on the side of the bed. Her hand was in mine—her little blue-veined, wasted hand, on which was a beautiful ring, the gilt of a brother who had died far away from home. She said in a low voice, looking fondly upon me—“C hatty, you are tired ; but you will not have mother to care for to-night. I wish you would take off this ring'and put it on your own hand and wear it for my sake. Whenever you look at it remember what I have often told Vou lately—how dear you are to me; how much 1 love you ” Before noon of that day the strange si lence of death came stealing over her face. 1 knew what it meant. We had so grown together that it was like* rending life from me to part with her, and with a cry I fell back fainting. Dying, as she was, she heard the fall, ai:d turned her head to look, and died with her last long gaze fixed—oh, so tenderly and lovingly!— upon me.