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II. A. M'PIESJ, Editor and Publisher.
Term, $2 per year In adrance.
p:bensburg, pa, Thursday, april i, 1869.
Hair Vigor,
For restoring Gray Hair to
its natural Vitality and Color.
A dressing which
ia at once agreeable,
healthy, and effectual
for preserving the
hair. Faded or gray
hair is toon restored
to its original color
with ths gloss and
frsshntss of youth..
Thin hair is thick
ened, falling hair chtcked, and bald
ness often, though not always, cured
by its use. Nothing can restore the
hair where the follicles are destroyed,
or the glands atrophied and decayed.
Bat such as remain can be saved for
usefulness by this application. Instead
of fouling the hair with a pasty sedi
ment, it will keep it clean and vigorous.
Its occasional use will prevent the hair
from turning gray or falling off, and
consequently prevent baldness. Free
from those deleterious substances which
make some preparations dangerous and
injurious to the hair, the Vigor can
only benefit but not harm it. If wonted
mtrely for a
nothing else can be found so desirable.
Containing neither oil nor dye, it does
oot soil whito cambric, and yet lasts
long on the hair, giving it a rich glossy
lustre and a grateful perfume.
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I Practical axd Axaltticai. Chemists,
PKicn si.oo.
?or le by It. J. LLOYD, Agent, Ebensburj.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Fop Diseases of tho Throat and Lungs,
such as Coughs, Colds, Whooping;
Cough, Bronohitis, Asthma,
and Consumption.
Probably nerer before in tb whole history of
medicine, baa sn ything- won so widely and so deeply
upon the confidence of mankind, aa thin exceileut
remedy for pulmonary complaints. Through a long
penci 'of year, and amonf tuot of the races of
1 men it has risen higher ana turner in their etstiuia-
tion, as it faas becou:s better known. Its uniform
character and power to cure the various affections
t vt the lung's and throat, have made it known as a r
i liable protector againt Uieni. While adapted to
I nul'ler forms of disease and to young children, it is
i at ti .ante time the most effectual remedy that can
j bejriren for incipient consumption, and Uie dan
? yrruiif affections of Ue throat and lungs. As a pro.
iiin against sudden attacks of Croup, it should
be kept on hand in every family, and indeed as all
arc sometimes subject to colds and coughs, ail
should be provided with this antidote for them.
Although settled t'oiuamiirion Is thought In
curable, still great numbers of cases where the dis
ease seemed settled, have beun completely cured,
and the patient restored to sound health by the
Cherry J'rctoral. So complete is its inalerv
over the disorders of tha Ludrs and Throat, Uiat
the most obstinate of them yield to it. When noth
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Siitfm ami Juilio hjtcukfrs Cud great pro
tection from it.
Atthtna U 'always relieved and often wholly
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bronchitis la generally cured by taking the
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M generally are its virtues known that we need
cot publish the certificates of them here, or do more
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.For Fever and Ague, Intermittent Tever,
Chill Fever, .Remittent Tever, Dumb
Atrue, Periodical or Bilious Fever, to.,
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Ziuc, nor any other mineral or poisonous substance
whatever, it in nowise injures any p.-itient. The
number and importance or its cures in the ague dis
tricts, are literallv beyond account, and we believe
without a parallel in the history of Ague medicine.
Our pride is gratified by the acknowledgments we
receive of Uie radical cures effected in obstinate
canes, and where other remedies hail wholly failed.
Unucclimated perrons, either resident in, or
travelling through miasmatic localities, will be pro
tected by taking Uie AtiVE CURE daily.
For lAvrr Coptaiita. arising from torpidity
of the Liver, it is an excellent remedy, stimulating
the Liver into healthy activity.
For Bilious Disorders and Liver Complaints, it is
an excellent remedy, producing many truly re
markable cures, where other medicines had failed.
Prepared by Da. J. C. Atkr A Co., Practical
and Analytical Chemists, Lowell, Haas., and sold
all round the world.
Ann Rb-csk J. Lloyd, Ebsksscb.
The very best in the Market
H. r. SELLERS & CO.,
45 W St.. opiate St. Charles Hold
Alio, Entrance Nos. 102 k 104 Third St.,
tSTWhoWe Agent, for the West.
anftc" UyJ k- A-BARKE?jefTl6b9.DlyMrS
hiainL, - having disposed of
.red T ttEb"rg Foundry, and re
oSlSw ? ?U8!n98: offer for to tlose
THRESmva'S T24f 118 FOUR
are STA5' 8LZP S0LIS' T Machine,
well made, and will be sold for 1125 eaeT
JjSJl will be sold H one lei for 3 et..
; corner of lands of Thomas i'arrish and heirs of
j Francis G.illaher, thence bv land of said Thoa.
I iirrish north 1J degrees cast 118 perches to
a hemlock, theoce by land o( Mich'l McGuire
south b7 degrees east 114 perches to a post,
thence by Purpart Ho. 2 south 13 degrees west
173 perches to a pout, thence by land of Lemon
6 Bailey north 87l degrees west 60 perches
to a cherry, thence by land of same south 46
degrees wet-1 25 perches to a , thence by
land of heirs of Francis Gallaber north de
gree west 70 perches to the place of beginning:
containing 103 ACRES and 82 PERCHES,
baring thereon erected a two-and-a-half story
Plank Hovse, Bank Biu and other Outbuild
ings, also a Saw Mill about 25 Acres of the
laud being cleared.
PURPART No. 2 Beginning at a atone
pile on the land of Michael McUuire, th-nee
partly by land of Bernard Weis south 42 degrees
east lbi perches to a stone pile, thence south
38 degrees west 12S perches to a stone pile,
thence by land of Lemon & Bailey soutfi 33
degrees west 40 perches to a stone pile, thence
by land of same north 87 degrees west 131
perches to a post, thence bv Purpart No. 1 north
13 degrees enst 173 perches to a post, thence
by land of Michael McGuire north 36 degrees
east 120 perches to the place of beginning:
containing 220 ACRES aud 26 PERCHES,
about 50 Acres cleared.
TURPART No. 3 Beginning at a stone
pile corner of land of Bernard Weis, on line of
Purpart No 2. thence north J2 degrees west 84
perches to a stone pile, thence partly by land of
Michael McGuire aud partly by land of V. Aus
man north 3b degrees east 23:2 perches to a
coestcut stamp, thence south C,'S degrees east
20 perches to a post, thence by land of Jerome
Dawson south 45 degrees enet 46 porches to a
pine, thence by land of same notth 64 degrees
east 0 perches to a post, thence by s.ttne south
07 degrees east 21 perches to a , thence
partly by land or' Samuel Sankcr, partly by
land of Henry Sank er, and partly by land of
Bernard Weis. south 361 degrees west 243
perches to the place of beginning: containing
128 ACRES and 41 PERCHES, unimproved.
TERMS One-third of the purchase morey
to be paid on confirmation of sale, one other
third in one year thereafter, with interest, to be
secured by the judgment bonds and mortgages
of the purchasers, and the other third to remain
a lien on the premises, legal interest on the said
sum to be paid by the purchasers to Amelia
Bruce, widow of the said deceased, annually
from the date of con&rmatiou of sales, during
her lifetime, and the principal, at her decease,
loathe heirs and legal representatives of the said
George Uruce, or to tho parties who may then
be eutitled to the s i me.
Allegheny Tp., March 18. Idh9. 3t.
npIUJSTEES' SALE. Pursuant to an j
Js. order of tha Court of Common Ploaa of
Cambria county, the undersigned. Trustees of
the First Congregational Church of Ebenburg.
will offer at public outcry, on TUESDAY, the
' th dat or A pbi i. kkxt, at 2 o'clock p. rn , the
following described piece rr tracts of land :
That certain LOT or PARTS or LOTS hav
ng a front of 41 feet on Sample street, in the
borough of Ehensburg,thence extending back
a distance of W) feet, on which there is erected
certain piece of land comprising PARTS OF
TWO LOTS, having a front ot ti feet on High
street and 39 feet on Sample street, including
an alley 6 feet wide extending fiom High to
Sample streets, and the part of lot fronting on
S imple street 33 feet, thence extending back
105 feet the said alley and lot, or part of lot.
tu".be sold either together or separately. Terms
'cash. A fco simple title given. Sale to be
on or near the premises.
trustees :
Ebensl.urg, Mirch IS, lHG'J.-3t.
SHERIFF'S SALE. lly virtue of sun
dry writs of Vend. Expon. and Al. Fi. Fa
issued out of the Court ot Common I'le.is of
Cambria county, and to me directed, there will
be exposed to Public S::le, at the Court House
in Ebcnburg, on TUESDAY, tuc 6th dat of
April, 1BU9, at I o'clock p ra., the following
real estate, to wit : All the right, title and in
terest of George Gurley of, in and to a lot of
ground situated in west ward, Ebensburg bor
ough. Cambria county, fronting 23 feet on High
street and extending: back 2(i4 feet to Lloyd
street, adjoining lotof John Fenlon. Esq., on
the east and an alley on the west, having there
on erected a two stery frame bouse, a ware
room and a frame stable, now in the occupancy
of George Gurley. Also, all the right, title
and interest of George Gurley of, in and to a
lot of ground situated in Ebensburg borough,
Cambria county, adjoining lands of the estate
of E. Shoemaker, dee'd, David Powell, and
others, containing two aud one half acres, more
or less, all cleared now in the occupancy of
George Gurley. Taken in execution and to be
sold at th su'.t of F. P. Tiernev et. al.
JOHN A. BLAIR, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Ebensburg, March 18, 1869
District Court of the United States for
the Western District of Pennsylvania. In the
matter of Augustine D. Criste, Bankrupt: The
undersigned hereby gives notice of his appoint
ment as Assignee f Auoi stink D. Cristc, of
Munster, in the county of Cambria, and Stata
of Pennsylvania, within, said District, who was
Baakrupt upon b' wn petition In
the District Court of said District.
Dated at Ilollidaysburg, this 15th day of
March, 15C9.
March 18, 1869. 3t. Assignee.
Distrct Court of tha United States for
the Western Datriet of Pennsylvania. la the
matter of Johk M. Kino, of Johnstown, in the
county of Cambria and State of Pennsylvania,
within said District, who was adjudged a Bank
rupt upon his petition by the District Court of
said District ,
Dated at Hollidaysburg, this 15th day of
March, A. D. 1869.
March 18, l869.-3t. Assignee.
DEC'D. Lettera Testamentary to the
Estate of Dennis Magee, late ef Carroll town
ship, dee'd, having been granted to the under
signed by the Register of Cambria county, all
o :r.4.v.txi tn asid estate are barebv r.o-
tilled that prompt pay mant must be made, and
those having claims will present them ia proper
snape ier aoiusnneu.
Jaarch 4, J860. t
virtue of an alias order of the Orphans'
Court of Cambria county, the undersigned,
Administrators of the Estate of George Bruce,
late of Alleghany township, deceased, will ex
pose to sale, at the Life residence of the said
deceased, on SATURDAY, MAY 1st. 18fc9.
at 2 o'clock p. ni., the following lle.il Estate
of which the said George Bruce died seized,
situate in the township aud county aforesaid,
to wit :
PURPART No. 1 ficeinninir at a cherry
i poet's gtgaxlmfnt.
There were seven fishers with nets in their
And they walked and talked by the sea-side
pands ;
Yet sweet as the sweet dew-fall
The words they spake, though they spake
so low.
Across the long, dim ceDtaries flow.
And we know them, one and all
Aye! know them and love them alL
Seven sad men in the days of old.
And one was gentle, and one was bold,
And they walked with downward eyes ;
The bold was Peter, the gentle was John,
And they all were sad, for the Lord was
And they knew not if he would rise
Knew oot if the dead would lise.
The live-long night, till the moon went out.
In the drowning waters they beat about ;
Beat slew through the fogs their way ;
And the sails drooped down with ringing
And no man drew but an empty net,
And now 'twas the break of the day
The great glad break of the day.
"Cast your nets on the other nide"--(Twas
Jesus speaking across the tide)
And they cast, and were dragging hard ;
But that disciple whom Jesus loved
Cried straight way out, for hU heart was
moved :
"It is onr risen Lord
Our Master, and our Lord V
Then Simon, girding his fisher's coat.
Went over the netd and out of the boat
Aye ! first cf them all was he ;
Repeating sore the denial pa.st,
He feared no loDger bis heart to cast
Like an anchor into the sea
Down deep in the hungry sea.
And the others, through the mists so dim.
In a little ship came after him,
Dracging their net through the tide ;
And when they had gotten close to tho land
They s.tw a fire of coals in the sand.
And. with arms of love so wide,
Jesus, the crucified !
Tis long, and long, and long ago
Since the rosy lights began to flow
O'er the hills of Galilee;
And with eager eyes and lifted hands
The seven fishers saw on the sands
The fire of coals by the sea
On the wet, wild sand3 by the saa.
Tis long ago, yet faith in our 60uls
Is kindled jit by that fire of coals
That streamed o'er the mists of the sea ;
Where Peter, girding his fisher's coat,
Went over the net and out of the boat.
To answer, "LovVt thou me?"
Thrice over, "Lov'st thou me?"
alts, Shtf ejus, necbofes, c.
It was a private parlor of a hotel in
the Provinces. Two men sat at a well
spread breakfast table. The younger had
just pushed back from the table with an
impatient movement.
"No," he said, abruptly, "I cannot
eat, I cannot drink. If I believed in
presentments I should say I felt a warn
ing of something disagreeable, if not hor
rible." "Well, then, my dear nephew," said
the elder, "as you do not believe in such
things, why not make yourself comforta
ble and enjoy your breakfast ? You are
not to start "until to-morrow, any way,
you know."
The young man arose from his seat and
walked to the window, throwing it open
and looking out into the frosty brilliant
sunshine. The air was intensely cold,
and reddened his cheeks instantly. He
drew in bis head, saying
"I shall start this morning. There's
going to be a storm, and I must go. Will
you accompany me to the etatioD ? The
train starts in an hour."
The uncle shivered and drew his dress
ing gown closer.
"No," he said, "I'll not leave the
house unless I'm obliged to. I did not
leave England to get frozen by a Canadi
an winter. I did not know you were so
sentimentally foolish. Alice will not thank
you for coming a day sooner. Women
don't like a bridegroom around when the
wedding preparations are going on, no
matter how much in love they are. Take
my advice, and stay here until the time
appointed for you to start."
Robert Russell, the young man ad
dressed, listened with bare civility to his
companion's words. What was such ad
vice in comparison with the urgent cries
of his whole nature ? . He had left Eng
land three weeks before, to claim the wo
man of bis choice, who had been a year
in Montreal, whither she had emigrated
with her parents, carrying with -her the
love and promise of one in whom she be
lieved with utter devotion.
Kossell's uncle and adopted father had
accompanied him, and now sat smiling at
the impatience, the whims of youth.
'There's a storm in the air in spite of
this sunlight," Russell said, still standing
by the window. I should not enjoy
being blockaded in by snow on my jour
ney." "Probably not ; but you might as well
expect it in this climate."
"Well, I shall take Alice back to Eng
land as soon as possible," Russell .said,
with his hand on the door. "Good-bye
uncle, then good-bye."
ftussell was aoon speeding iVorA Ihe.
town, his eyes looking eagerly forward
over the vast stretches of snow an if he
would outstrip even the steam which bore
He was not half through his journey
by rail, when from the west, where it had
lingered throughout the sunny morning,
rose, the filmy white veil that is the her
ald of snow. Weatherwise people looked
out of the car wiadows and shook their
heads, saying
"This will be a hard one. It's just a
year ago since the horrible storm that
blockaded in this train."
Russell, looking, felt his face grow pal
lid in spite of his hopes, his youthful en
ergy. He did not fear the storm while on the
cars ; he knew they would get to their
destination before the storm would be suf
ficiently advanced to retard them much.
But he remembered the twenty miles he
must go in a cutter after the last station,
for Alice waited him at the residence of a
relative beyond Montreal. Her aunt had
persuaded her to have the wedding there,
where wealth could give its glow to the
ceremony, and what girl could resist such
an invitation.
"If she were only in Montreal !" mur
mured Russell, and the first few flakes
began to drift slowly downward.
Soon the air was filled with fine sharp
particles. It grew colder instead of
warmer, or apparently so, for the wind
rose and whirled the snow fiercely.
It had snowed two hours when Russell
alighted at the station in Montreal. It
was already dark, save that the gloom
was mitigated by a full moon.
He was half benumbed by cold and
sitting so long, but he could not wait.
Re i son told him that he was a day early,
and might easily stay in the city until to
morrow ; but some feverish, morbid baste
urged him on it was impossible for him
to rest quiet a moment
He stood a few moments by the bright
fire in the waiting room. Then he de
cided to go to the house occupied by
Alice's parents.
Arrived at the house he learned with
dismay that Alice had left two or three
hours previous. Oppressed with fearful
forebodings he hurried on, taking the road
which his servant supposed her driver had
selected. As he emerged into the open
country the runners of the cutter sank
deep into the snow. The horses etrug
gled desperately through the drifts, while
the blinding storm and benumbing cold
almost overpowered him. To arouse him
self from the lethargy which he felt was the
precursor of death, he stepped out of the
sleigh and plodded on beside it. For
hours it seemed to him. he traveled, al
ternately walking and riding, the animals
he drove being almost exhausted.
Suddenly, with a snort of surprise or
alarm, his horses stopped and threw up
their beads, their eyes starting in their
sockets at something indistinct in the
gloom ahead.
There is something infecting in the
alarm of svn animal, and Russell felt hia
cheeks pale as be moved slowly forward,
leaving the horses standing there.
A shudder like the first chill of an im
pending doom, shook the young man as
he came upon a cutter overturned in the
snow. He was close to it before he could
make out what it was. There were no
horses attached that he saw at a glance
but the tugs cut short off, were fastened
there. The snow bad blown away from
one side of the sleigh while the other
side was deeply imbedded. He leaped
upon the ruaner, and hurriedly pulled the
buffalo robes away ; a fear came upon
him such as he had never known before.
At last, it seemed to him so long,
though it was hardly a moment in that
snowy moonshine be saw the palid face
of a woman lying motionless among her
With a suppressed cry he lifted that
beautiful form to his shoulder, and sat
down on the cutter, bending his lips to the
cold ones that could not respond to his
caress. And yet she was not dead a
faint breath just sighed across hia cheek.
Was it thus he- had thought to greet
his promised wife ! He could not think
he knew nothing but that he had found
Alice and his wholo being rose to tho
resolve that he would save her that
neither snow nor ice nor cold should take
her from him. She was bis, and he
claimed her despite everything.
But he could not linger there ; he must
be moving on, though ever so slowly.
He bore his burden to bis own cutter ;
taking with him the furs that could not
save her after that fearful sleep had be
gun. His horses walked on again they
needed no guiding they could find their
way better than man could direct.
Anything but intense love would have
despaired in that tempest of snow, with
that pitiless wind freezing across the earth
raising its glow on the blue white face
against hia own.
He roughly chafed with snow her hands
and face ; but he soon saw that severer
measures must be tried ; that the lethargy
was too deep. She dimly felt the fierce
friction, for she moaned and seemed to
shrink from it a wordles request to be
left alone.
Russell had forgotten the cold for him
self the snow swept by him unheeded.
Again he lifted her in his arms and step
ped oot into the snow, letting her stand
beside him, then trying to make her fight
her way on, knowing that if sho could
once tre rooted she was sare4.
At first she fell down helplessly, sank
inanimately with no wish to stir. But
in a moment his ceaseless efforts had some
effect, and he could compel her to use her
muscles slightly, though her head droop
ed in an unknowing stupor.
Russel felt that ho had never suffered
before. He thought the pain and sor
rows of all his life were crowded into
that one night. By slow degrees, almost
hopelessly slow, conciousness and horri
ble suffering returned.
His face was pale and sick, as he knew
the agonies she endured. But pain was
the signal of life, and not now would be
At last she looked at him with recog
nizing eyes, and when everything else
had failed, love reached the fountain of
crimson, and sent a wave of its red to her
Week, suffering, she reclined upon his
arm, unable to move or to speak. Could
he keep the life he had saved, through a
much longer journey ?
When he left the city there were a few
houses scattered by the roadside for two
or three families. The dim glimmer of
their lights he had seen ; but since then
he had noticed nothing it was a waste
through which he was riding, with
no lamp of hope held out to him.
And the delicate girl, but half resuscita
ted, he thought oh, how many miles be
fore safety ?
An half hour passed, and through
Russell's brave soul had already darted
the first doubt. Human endurance could
net last forever, and it was more than he
could do to preserve the feeble life he had
recalled. In another half hour ice and
cold might conquer him. He would die
with her ; he could not live when that
dear face was beneath the sod.
A quarter of a mile further on, and he
saw through the storm a dark object by
the road side. It was a building of some
kind, and it could shelter them. He
turned his horses' heads that way, and
plunged through the snow to the door.
There was no door. It was a dismantled
log hut, with its door gone, and its one
little window broken out. But it was
better than the fury without, and in an
other five minutes Alice was sheltered
from the wind. With painful but patient
fumbling he succeeded in fastening the
buffalo skin in front of the doorway, thus
forming an insufficient barrier. Then he
drew from his pocket his cigar case and
his matches, and lighting one of the latter,
looked eagerly round the room, in the
flickering light. That glance told him
that there was an immense fireplace at
one side of the hut, and divine light
streamed into his soul, at the sight.
As bis horses had dragged the cutter
to th house, the runner had grated over
the top rail of a fence, and the unseen
post had nearly upset the light cutter.
The white-fingered fair-faced English
man worked with a power that was more
like fury, and when at last a ruddy blaze
flew up the broad chimney, tears of joy
actually started from hia eyes.
Exhausted, happy, he knelt at the feet
of Alice, and hid his face in her hands.
With that reviving warmth came a little
of strength to her weary soul. She lean
ed forward, a smile upon her lips, and
in her eyei, and murmured
"It was heaven itself who sent you
here "Robert."
Two hours later, a gray dawn was
struggling through the clouds ; a broad
strip of blue encircled tho west ; the
wind moaned in lower tones. The old
hut was golden with the wood fire it
threw its radiance over the two horses
that had been led in, and stood wild and
grateful in a corner, their eyes starting at
the fire.
Renovated, though weak, with a hap
piness beyond words, warm in heart,
Alice Malcolm greeted her wedding day.
She had told her story to Robert the
story of her desertion in the snow. As
the storm had come on more furiously,
her driver, whom she believed trust
worthy, announced his intention of re
turning. She had discovered that he
was in a semi-intoxicated state, but she
refused to return, and ho would not go a
step farther, and had cut the traces and
mounting one of the horses left her to her
She did not know when she spoke,
that a mile back, within a few miles of
the city, he lay frozen to death, the ed
dying snow drifting over his body. He
had found a fate, which his mistress had
Backward, through a vista of happy
years, looked Russell and his wife to that
night of horror in Canada, when peril re
vealed to them the full depth of their de
votionthe infinitude of their lovo.
"Aktemcs Waed" remarked that
"There is something indescribably beau
tiful in the true wife's devotion to her
husband. There is something very awful
in her grief when death takes him away.
Leaves have their time to full, but death
comes irregular and relentlessly. We re
ceatly heard a most touching instance of
the resignation of an affectionate woman
at the funeral of her husband. Though
she adored him, she did not repine at his
dark boar. Looking at the remains of
her loved and lost husband for the last
time, she put on her bonnet, and thus
Spoke to the gentlemen whose sad duty it
was to officiate as pall-bearers : 'You
pall-bearers just go to the buttery and! get
some rum, and we'll start this man right
No beaux ! Absolutely no beaux !
Well young ladies, stop and consider, if,
after all, you yourself have not pronounced
the sentence of banishment.
"We ? We banish them ? Good gra
cious ! Is it not for them we have devised
all this elaboration of adornment T We,
indeed ! Were we not for weeks, before
we came to these odious mountains, where
men are as scarce as French half dressers,
closeted with our dress-makers and millin
ers to produce these bewitching 'suits,
long and short, for morning and evening,
out-door and in-door wear! Have we
net cool dresses and warm dresses; dresses
for rain, dresses for sunshine, dresses for
neutral weather, with ribbons, gloves,
sashes, parasols, hats and fans to 'match,'
to the minuest shade t For whom should
we take all that trouble but for the beaax?
And how are we responsible for their dis
gusting absence 1"
Listen, my dears, for in that which yoa
have just said lies your offence. Can
damsels thus arrayed walk in the woods,
climb the mountains (except in poetry T)
Can they take even an ordinary, mild
walk, without mortal terror of periling
their millinery T Must they not, there
fore, "ride," morning, afternoon and
evening, everywhere, to the delectation of
the stable keepers, and the consequent
pecuniary depletion of the "beaux f"
These beaux, whose fathers may be rich,
but whose sons have yet to fill their indi
vidual coffers ; these beaux, who have
just so much to expend when they get
away from a summer holiday, and who
do not desire to pour it all into the pockets
of the stable-keepers ; these beaux, who
can get vastly more fun out of their purses,
and make them last longer, with a party
of "the fellows" this is the reason that,
with rare exceptions, you have to throw
away these ravishing toilettes on your
own sex, when you play croquet, or rit
on the piazza, dreaming of the "coming
My dears, he ivon't come ! lie knows
too much. He has seen his sister's mil
linery and mantua-maker bills, and heard
the family discussion thereon; and though
be acknowledges your fascinations even
through all the absurd toggery you are
doomed by fashion's slavery to have and
to wear, he has yet to make the fortune
to enable him to foot his angel's bills. So
he runs away from you, discreetly ; runs
off fishing, or gunning with the "fellows,"
and, wiser than you, comes home brown,
hale and hearty for the winter months, in
stead of perspiring at your side in tight
boots and yellow kids.
Do you begin to understand ! Now,
my dear, if you bave been ushred into
the world in coach and six, till your feet
and hands have become paralyzed for
want of use, that is your misfortune, and
your fault. Because that necessitates a
rich husband. And as there are very few
rich foxing husbands, you will have to bid
good bye to your girlish ideal, and marry
the bold-headed, gouty Mr. Smith, who
was born at the same time as your own
father. This, my dears, you will have
to do, or face your nightmare, sutgle bless
ednets. I have looked at you playing croquet,
without a coat-tail among you ; I have
seen you driving yourself out in your pret
ty little phaetons ; and thought you put a
brave face on it. I knew very well what
is going on under that gay little sash of
yours ; and I think it is a pity that you
should have been brought up to many ar
tificial wants, that your heart must go
hungry in life's spring-time because of
My dear never lacked beaux at your
age. But a walk in the woods, or in the
city either, involved no expense to my
beaux. I could climb a fence, where
there was no gate, or where there was
either ; I was not afraid of dew or rain
because my dress was simple. My gifts
were not diamonds, but flowers, or books.
My . mother would not have allowed me to
ride with gentlemen, had they asked.
When they came to spend the evening our
tray of refreshments did not involve a
"French cook."
So you see my dear, though I had no
silk dresses, I had plenty of beaux, and
a gay heart ; and I enjoyed a sail with
an old sun-bonnet over my curls, or a
moonlight ramble with a merry party,
much better than you do "tha German;"
and half an hour was sufficient warning
for me to "dress" r any kind of party
in doors or out because, unlike you, I
was not bothered to choose from twenty
dresses which to wear ; and 1 will give
you leave to ask of my beaux, who are
now grandfathers if I was not able at that
time to settle their accounts ! And it is
because I had such a good time that I feel
vexed that your youth and prettiness
should so often go a-begging through no
fault of yours ; and you may show this to
your mothers, and tell them I say so.
Cijmax "My son," said an affec
tionate father at the foot of tha stnirs
"arise and see the newly-rison larruaary
of day, and hear the sweet birds singing
their matin song of praiso to their gret
Creator j come, while the dew is on the
grass, and tender lambs are bleating on
the bill-side ; come, I say, or I'll be op
there with a switch, and give yon the
soundest thrashing that ever you had in
all your born days."
' Good fences pay better than lawsuits
with neighbor.
The following story is old, but a pre
cious good one. We laughed heartQy
over it a "long time ago," and presuming
many of our readers never heard it, we
serve it up for their edification :
A gentleman travelling some years
since in the upper part of this State, call
ed at a tavern and requested entertain
ment for the night. The landlord in
formed him that it was oct of bis power
to accommodate him, as his houe wf
already full. He persisted in stopping, as
he as well as his horse were almost ex
hausted with travailing. After much so
licitation the landlord consented to his
stopping provided he'd sleep in a certain,
room that had not baen occupied for
a long time, in consequence of belief that
it was haunted by the ghost of a barber,
who was reported to have been murdered!
in that room some nights before. "Very
well," says the noun, I'm not afraid of
ghosts," After having refrrsbed himself,
be inquired of the landlord how and in
what manner the room in which he was
to lodge was haunted ? The landlord re
plied, that shortly after they retired to
rest an unknown voice was heard in a
trembling and protracted accent saying."
Do you w-a-nt to be sha-a-ved." "Well,"
replied the man, "if he comes he may
shave me !"
He then requested to be shown to the
apartment ; in going to which he wa
conducted through a large room where
were seated a great number ot persons at
a gambling table. Feeling a curiosity
which almost every one possesses after
having heard ghost stories he carefully
searched every corner of the room but
could discover nothing but the usual fur
niture of the apartment. He then laid
down, but did not close hia eyes to sleep
immediately, and a few minutes he im
agined he heart a voice saying, "Do yon
wa-n-t to be tha-v-e-d . He arose from
his bed and searched every part of the
room, could discover nothing. He again
went to bed, but no sooner had he begun
to compose himself to sleep than th
question was again repeated. He again
rose and went to the window, the sound
appearing to proceed from that quarter,,
and stood awhile silent after a few mo
ments of anxious suspense, he again heard
the sound distinctly, and convinced that
if it was from without, be opened the
window, when the question was repeated,
in his ear, which startled him not a little.
Upon a minute examination, however,,
he observed that the limb of a large oak
tree, which stood under the window, pro
jected so near the house that every brea'.h
of wind, to a lively imagination, made a
noise resembling the intei rogation, "Do
you w-a-n-t to be sh-a-ved."
Having satisfied himself that his ghost
was nothing more or less than the limb of
a tree coming in contact with the house,,
be again went to bed and attempted to
sleep ; but he was now interrupted by
peals of laughter and occasional volleys
of oaths and curses from the room where
the gamblers were assembled- Thinking
he could turn the late discovery to his
own advantage, he took a sheet from his -bed
and wrapped it around him. and tak
ing the wash basin in his hand and
throwing a towel over his arm, proceeded
to the room of the gamblers, and sudden
ly opening the door, stalked in, exclaim
ing in a tremulous voice, "Do you w-a-n t.
to be s-h-a-v-e-d !" Terrified at tha
sudden appearance of the ghost, the gam
blers were thrown into the greatest, conn
fusion in attempting to escape it ; soma.
jumping through the windows and other
tumbling head over heels down stairs,
Our ghost, taking the advantage of a.
clear room, deliberately swept a large
amount of money from the table into the
Latin, and retired unseen to his owa
The next morning he found the house
in the utmost confusion. He was imme
diately asked if he reated well, to which
he replied in the affirmative. "Well, no
wonder," said the landlord, ''for the ghost
instead of going into hia own room, made
a" mistake and came in ours, frightened
us out of the room -and took away every
dollar of our money." The gaest, with
out being the least suspected, quietly at
his breakfast and departed many hundred
dollars richer by the adventure.
. Dckikg the rebellion the staff of Gen.
Wise were riding through a rather a for
lorn part of North Carolina, and a young
Virginian of the staff concluded to have a
little fun at the expense of a long-legged
specimen of tie genus homo, who wore a
very shabby gray uniform and bestrode a
worm fence at the roadside. Reining in
his horse he accosted him with, "How
are you, North Carolina?" How are.
you, Virginia t" was the ready response.
The staff continued : "The blockade on
the turpentine makes you rather hard up.
don't it t No sale for tar now, is there I"
"Well ye" was "low response.
"We sell all our tar to Jeff. Davis now."
"The thunder you do ! What on earth
does the President want with your tar 1"
North Carolina answered : "He puts it
on the beels of Virginians Jo make them
itick on tha battle-field!" The staff
rode on.
"Wirr do women spend so much time
and money on dress T asked a gentleman
of a belle.
"To worry other women," was the dj
abollcal reply. "

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