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RIDGWAY, ELK CO. PA., FRIDAY, NOV. 27, 1868. NUMBER 2 OBIli Counts flbotate, . FUBLISUKD EVKBT mtDAT MOBNINO, BT O. 13. GOULD, Bdito r. TERMS, TWO DOLLAH9 A YEAll tS ADVANCE Rates of Advertising. Dne Square lwck,tl 00 jt -4 Column montln 13 00 15 00 do : 1 W do 8 9 do do 8S do; Two iqrs. do do 8 8 00 4 " S 50 do SO 00 25 00 7 60 IS 00 20 00 80 00 do 13 2 months 4 00 1 2 Column 1 . week month 8 " S 00 do 0 " 7 60 do 1 " 13 00 do 1 week 1 751 do 1 8 13 1 40 00 13 00 20 00 85 U0 45 00 fiO 00 1 mouth 8 60 l Column week month a A 8 00 do do 1 8 8 9 13 do Uo 13 00! la no 13 do do do 4 Column 1 week 5 00 do 1 month 7 00 75 00 Special Notices after Marriages aud. Death an lnnnl of one-half the above rates. rStilnos Cards five lines or less, $5.00 per over Ave lines, at the nsnal rate of advertising. addl- year fJMIE SUCCESS Of onr One Dollar Sale has caused such A. COMPLETE IU TRADE. vi ha lin order to supply the demand occasioned by mtr constantly Iiiereiirdni pitroiinae. wo have recently made Importations for the FnflTrade, direct Irom Kiiriipiun .Manufacturers. Amounting to Nearly 6500,000. So that wo are prep ired to sell every description of J)ry and Fancy Cnods, Silver Plated Ware, Cutlery, Watches, Alhuuis, Jewelry, Ac. - Of better (futility than any other concern in the. country for the uniform price f ONE DOLLAIt VO II EACH AUTI CLH, M'lth privilege of exehnn-.ro from a larie variety of tt-efti! artieles not one of whieh eottid he houiilit fur TWIJE THE AMOUNT tn Ar.y1T way, tT" The het of floton and New York references Vlvvii as to the reliability of our h-'tne. and tint our Implies i conducted ill the laircpt ut.d Most leL'ill imniier p"sH)le, and that we L'iv irreau-r value fur thu tnoney than can be obtained in any u'her way. All OoikIs damaged or broken in transportation replaced wihuut thuro. ff Checks (le-crlblnir articles oM sent to agents In Clubs at rates incuilnucil b"lcw. We iiurantee we- v arlcle to cost les than II' bought at any Huston or Now York Wholesale IIoiho. Our Commissione to Agents K-ce-d tliu-o (if every other osl-tbli-iltnient of the kind, pro f or this can he Poilt-I la oiiioiariutr our p--e miiun- with those or oiliers 1'OU Ci.l'lts tf THE (SAME flZU, in addition to wh eh we claim toi;tve bet tcr truods !' the same character. Wo will send to aifeni.s free of c.liarn, Fon A Ci.rn c 8) and T. iii:k I)oi.Li:s One of the Yollowineartlelcs: 1 do.. i:ool iillen shirt fronts, 1 set ioii(l gold studs. All wnul e.-n-iin-a-o lor taints. Fine While counterpane, l-irtro aix-. 1 derail balnioral skirr. Sill vils. hruwn or bleached sheet ili'T, toodi tali tv, ywd w'ide. 1 elegant 10') (ileHfe ima-ncco bound photo, album. 1 double lens t--roo copo and 1!! for eign view-. 1 silver pl-tled engraved ." bottle casior. 1 cle-jat.r -Ilk f:tnt with Ivory or sandal wood frame, ealhoied edge anil sp.-IIl-.rlcd." 1 steel c irvilij; knife anil Turk, verv li -t q-ui!tiy. ivory hrilnne.-d handle 1 hand tn, me headed and lined p ira-ol. -.ill yds. (rood p int. 1 Very line dainu.-k table cover. 1 p". best iitalit j ladies' sertre Congress boots. 1 dox flue litteu towels. ia do.. ItoL'ers' best silver dessert lo-ks. 1 ladles' large real Morocco traveliliL' hag. 1 fancy dr s p litem, .'a do., cl rant -liver plated engraved tr!tl;ln rings. 1 dozen 1'iilii s' line Merino or cotton storking 'U"nt's heavy fln-ed solid gold ring. 1 r ladies' high cut balnioral Iviots. 1 el 'gaut d -laiue J ess pattern, l violin and bow. in 1) i.t complete. 1 set jewelry, pin, ear diops and sleeve buttons. Poii a CM'iioF 60 ash Ctvr. Dm.LMis 1 hl ick or Colored alpicca dress pattern. 1 set luce curtains. 1 .)!-. (ill wool llhtllke's. JCll'.'raved silver plated I' bottle n volving castor. 1 beautiful willing de.-k. 1 solid go'd scarf pin. si1, yd-, very tin i cainii'i'i., for pants mid vest. 1 set Ivory b.ilaiieeil handle knives with sil ver plated lorks. 1 elegant satin p-iras d, heavily bead ed and lined with silk. 1 pr. gents' call boms SO vds good brown or bleached .slu'eting. yard wide, or -10 yds Ji yd wide, good qua 1 y. 1 ladies' elegant inoroeeo iraveling hag. 1 square wool hawl. 1 plaiu Norwich poplin i.rsss patti-i-ii l?t yds doiihie width cloth lor ladies' cloak. Klegmt engraved silver plated lea pot. a yds. dottlilu width water proof clutn for scloaKing. Fon A Ci.fB of HH1 and 'I'M Dollars! rich merino or Thibet divs pattern. 1 pr. line i.aina-k table cloths mid napkins to in itch. 1 pr gcuiV French calf boois. 1 heavy sil-ertilMted engraved lie pitcher. Very lino till wool cloth for ladies' cloak. 1 web very best qnallly browi, or bleached sheeting. 7'. yds. line easr-iuiero for suit. 1 elegant poplin dress tiaiteru. 1 elegant Kugllsli ha ege dre-s pittern. i beaitiiful Eugli-h barege shawl. 1 set ivory balanced handle knives uud forks. 1 ladies' or gents'' silver hunting case watch. 1 bartiett hand portable sewing machine' Splendid faini'y bible, steel engravings, with record and photo :grapli pages. 2 yds good hemp carpeting, good col ors. 1 pair good Mars, illes quilts. 1 good six barrel revolver. 1 elegant IV.r tniill' and capo I single barrel shot gun. 1 silver plated engraved U bottle revolving ca-tor, cut glass hollies. 1 very tine vloliu and bow, in case. 1 set ivory b ilanccd kniv es and forks. l'resunts for larger clubs increase ju thu same ratio. Sjdg! Jloncy by JJi'o;itcred Loiter. HEXD KOU OfU NEW CIHCULArt. PARKER & CO., 8514 Koa. S uud 1U0 Situituer stroet, Boa'on. pACJFIU IlOTEIi, 110, 172, 171 and 170 Greenwich Street, Nkw YottK, October 10th, 1N08. The undersigned takes pleasure iu announcing to his numerous friends tind p-ittons that from this date, the charge of the 1'acitic will by 2 50 per day. ' lteiug sole proprieto-of tills hoii-o, nud therefore froe from the too common exaction of an inordinate rout, he Is lully able to meet tho downwatd tendency of prices without any falling oil' of service Jt will now, as heretofore, bo his aim to maintain un diminished tho favorable reputation of the Pacific, which it has enjoyed for mauy years, as one of the beat (Uf travelers' hotels. Tho table will bo bountifully supplied with every slelicncy of the season. J'he utlendance w ill he round efficient and obliging. Tha location will be fonud convenient for those -wh se business calls them to the lower part of the city '.being one doornorlhof Courtlaud street, and one block west of Itroadwuy. And of ready access to all Kail Hoad and Steamboat Lines. 85m(l JOHN PATTEN. CARPETS Don't pay tho high Prices! The New England Carpet Co. , of Boston, Mass., es tablished nearly a quarter of a century ago, In their present location, lu Halls over 71, 73, 75, 77, 7!1, bl, Hit, 5 and 7 Hanover street, have probably furnished more jiouses with carpets than any other house lu the coun try in order to afford those at a distance the advan tages of their low prices, propose to send, on the re ceipt of the Drieu. 20 vds. or onwards of their beautiful cottage carpeting, at SO ceuts per yd., with samples of cw,ri, vnryinj in price irom cents 10 topuryaru, suitable fur furnishing every part of any bouse. - &t4 fl 1 AAA Pt Yoar guaranteed, and steady employ u51lU ment. Wo want a tellable agent In livery county to sell our l'atent White Wire Clothes Lines i Everlasting.) Address Wuitb Wikb Co , 75 William St., N. Y., or 10 Deat born St., Chicago, 111. U5t OT1CE. All persons aro forbid negotiating or purchasing a Pue lull, drawn iu favor of tieorge Groia, for the sum Mif live hundred dollars, benriug date Kcdl 14th. payable 1st of May, ltttft. Said Due Bill was drawn In - .consideration tut repairing our mill ; said mill was to do good work, and said mill has proved a failure ; there fore no value has beuu received for said Due Bill, aud 1 will uot Py U. - D. B jutiNMUPi. 13 Kidi-way, ov. IStU, lb68. REII1 'Mut jyforg. . a s6rt. e I lind a pet tjppbew, John Brytlon, and a dear friend Jessie Orolmm. Now, 1 am not a bit of a peace-mukor, but, lovcing tliose two people no dearly, it was but natural that I should Wish to have thorn near mo. This was a pleasure I' seldom enjoyed, for Jessie was teaching ia one of the city schools, ail J it was only for the brief vacations that I could claim her. qhiu.too, was book-keeper in a large mercautnrrhouse, and his visits to "The Ferns," as I called my home, were rare. By dint of much Btratejry, I hod suc ceeded in securing them both for the Christ mas holidays ; and in order that they might not be lonely, t Invited a host of nephews and nieces to meet them. For Christmas Kre, we had dancing, games, tableaux, and. to crown all, an im mense tree, laden with gifts for all present. It did my old heart good to hear the joyous laughter ringing through the quiet hall, and to watch the fair forms and bright faces that brought beforo me so vividly llirt scenes of my youth J but most of all, I loved to look at Jessie, and for the first time I began to Bpcculato a little upon the probability of my having some day, a better right to her love than I then possessed, if she mid John would only love each other. Tho itlea once lodged In my brain it was impossible for me to think of anything else, and I turned lo look fontlietn, hoping to see something which should confirm whut I so ardently dt sired. I found them sitting in nil alcove, Jessie, as usuiil, surrounded with friends, for she was a general favorite. 1 do not know what they bad been talking admit, but, just as I joined them, I hoard her say distinctly 'There is no vice for which 1 have such nn titter adliOiTi itee, as that of dmnkciluesSjdlld I nm convinced 1 should lose every particle of respect fur a ni.tii, h-tvintr oncii seen him intoxicated." 'ButMuvly,'" itrjvil one, "no gentleman would venture into iltu society of ladies, if ia such a condition." "Nevertheless," answered Jessie, "I linvo seen gentlemen at pat lie, who, if not ttctu ully intoxicated, were at least, so far under the influence of liquor, ns to bo unconscious of their words and deeds. " 'And whoso hands offered the wine, Miss Giuliani ?" "I understand you," was the low reply ; "but, admit the dainty fingers offered the cup, and bright eyes challenge, you to quaff its contents, tie you wish me lu belicvo that a man has not sufficient firmness, ro resist fie temptation? What s deentne ol'your boasted decision of character, mid the strength of pur pose upon which you pride yourselves ? No, no, Mr. I,awieni:e j lie honest enough to confess that the fault lies in your own weak ness. " John had been leaning over tho back of her chair, and just then I chanced to look up at liiiti. The crimson torrent rushed to his face, then i.S suddei If receded, leaving a graylsli pallor about his itiott h while the hand that rested on the chair actually trem bled. I was too frightened to speak. Suddenly, there Hashed across my mind a recollection os some vague I llinois f lutd heard concern ing John' intemperate habits. Iliad never heed them, lieleiving ihetn to be utterly false Hut now vhut hut a consciousness, of guilt and shame could have caused that varying of color '! I grew sick at heart, nud silently leaving the irronp, 1 hurried up to my own loom, that 1 might be alono to think. Alas all the joy of ih.tt bright Christmas time had vanished, leaving in its stead, a great sorrow that must lie borne altino in silence. I wa'ched John closely ttl'ler this, and al though wine was repeatedly offered to him, he invariably refused it j so 1 concluded that ttl'ler till, I had been mistaken, uud Caii;- d myself a great deal of unnecessary sulT ering. At the close of the holidays, my guests re turned to their homes ; but on the last morning, John came, looking proud and happy, to tell me that, beforo another Christmas, h and J essie were to be married. Jessie, too, canie into the library while we were there, and we passed thoi entire morn ing in forming blight plans for tho future. Jeusiu was t ) go back to school until the summer vacation, when she woultl return to The Ferns' anil would remain with me until her marriage, which wu3 to take place in Oc tober. I bade them good-bye with a light heart, thu parting robU'.d of its bitterness by tho hope of a speedy re-union. Meantime, 1 wusuot idle. My fortunu was large, and my wants few. Instead of leaving my property to bo disposetl of after my death, I chose to be own executor, uud enjoy the greatest lux ury which wealth cau tilTbrd the blessed ness of giving. Aa it was necessary for John to live in the city, I decided to give Jessie, as a. bridal ftreseut, a houso on r ourteeiitu svrtset, wlucu iad lately come into my possession. I went down to New York sometime iu July, to see my agent about having tho house put iu per fect order, and handsomely furnished ; Out my first cull was upon Jesssie, whom I found looking thin, nud paler, I fancied, than at Christmas. Iremaiued until her school closed, aud then took her home with me. On the lust day of my visit wo weut through the house to see if Jessie could suggest any improve ment iu the arrangements ; but bhe seemed perfectly delighted aud was more like her cheerful, happy self, than I had seen her be foro. She peeped iuto the.chiua closet, say ing, with a laugh, that if she "had a weak ness, it was for a handsome table-service." "Pronounce judgment upon these, then," I auswered, as I held before her a set of do cantors and wine-classes. I displayed them with pardonable vanity, for the design was rare, ana the workmanship exquisite;, ami remembering my darling's dainty taste, I bad been at great pains to secure them. I was not- a little disappointed, therefore, to hear her say, quietly, that "they were very beautiful, but she should never use them. ; "Why not I asked her somewhat sur prised. - "Because. Auntv, I Ions; ago determin ed that there should never be a glass of liquor in any house of which I was the mis-J ires.' -I knew Jessie to be an advocate of the temperance cause, but never supposed she would allow its principles to influence her to Buch a degree. "Nonsense," I replied. "You are getting to be a regular fanatic upon that subject ; there is no hnrm iu au occasional indul gence. " "Aunty," and tho dolicato mouth quivered while the tones of her voice were hurd and bitter, "my father committed suicide in a fit of delirium tremens, nly mother died broken hearted, and an only brother sleeps in a drunkard's grave. Do you wonder at my fa naticism ?" "Does John know this t" I Inquired. She drew herself up proudly, and answer ed "I havo no secrets for him. "And is ho willing to banish wine from his table? " I continued. "Quite so j and more than that," he has promised never again to evcu touch it him self." "Why, Jessie," I exclaimed, "is it possi ble that you have matin a temperance -mnn of him f 1 have so often heard him declare that no earthly power could induce him to sign the pledge. You must be a magi cian." "Not quite, for ho has not done that ; his promise was given to me, anil the only magi cian is Love, she added, softly. I do not know what made me eoy it. but the words come unbidden, and were uttered without thought "Suppose ho should fail to keep his word t" "Then God pity mo, for he Is father and mother, brother and sister to mo all that I have upon earth." "But, surely, Jessie, you Would not give him up just for that." A dreary, hopeless look filled tho brown eyes, but tho lines about her mouth wore firm, and tho sweet voice never falter ed as she replied "He must choose for himself. " I soij no more, satisfied that words were useless, and we finished our tour of inspec tiou iu sileuce. Tho next tiny found us once more at "The Ferns ;" and iu the busy days that followed, we had neither time nor inclination to touch upon a theme so painful. The wedding day dawned bright and beautiful, ono of those lovely October di'.ysthut stems to havo stray ed dowu to earth from Paradise. The ceremony was performed in the little old-fasliioued church, ami immediately after they were to start for Washington. in compliauco with. Jessies wioli, very few invitations had been issued. I petition ed for a large party, but finally yielded, and condoled myself with thoughts of the grand reception which would follow their return, lor, although 1 was no longer young,. 1 dear ly loved to see people happy. John came up the night before aud called mo into his room to examine his present to Jessio, an exquisite pin of perals, set in frosted gold. u hilo there, 1 noticed liiS dressing-case open, and in one of tho compartments a Iraveling flask. I picked it up "What is this, John V, " f " "Brandy," was tho laconic nnswer. I thought of Jessio, ami instantly looked grave, lleuotieetl it, aud continued witli a smile "It has uot been open in live months lor 1 suppose you know 1 uin under orders now. ' "Yes, I know, but why do you keep it here, if vou never use it V" "Well, the case uud conteuts weru a pres ent : and besides, I like to test my own strength, by keeping it nlwnvs withiu reach, yet never yielding to tho temptation, for it is such, sometimes, he added in a lower tone. Take care, John," I urged. "Remem ber that human nature is but a frail thing to trust to, and jow cau you pray to bo kept from temptation, yet houily subject yourself to etich a trial. "Isn't it worth something to know that I can resist V I shook my head doubtfully, but said nothing. Jessie retired to her room early compluiu iog of a severe headache, and ns I was quite busy, John decided to ride over to the vil lage, 1 charged bun with a few commis sions, not very important, but which, he promised, nevertheless, should be promptly attended to, and bid him good-night. 1 did not haar him come home, but happening to be awake at a long time past midnight, I heard him pacing the floor of his room with a quick impatient step. At first I was alarmed, but finally conclud ed that he was only a little nervous in anti cipation of coming events. When I went down stairs iu the morning, I found him on thepi-uza, smoking. "Good-morning," I said, "Did you have a pleasaut ride, aud where are my packages ?" lie tlung away ins cigar, aud came to ward me, looking pale and haggard, with a heavy look about his eyes that plainly indi cated a sleepless night "I am sorry, Aunty I quite torgot tuem, lie began, but I inter rupted him. 'What is the matter, John? Are you ill? You look wretchedly." "Do I ?" he said absently. "I bolieve I am feeling quite well." "You believe !" I repeated. "See how your hand trembles, you must have been up all night. Let mo get you something imme diately. What will you have ?" 'Nothing, thak you ; I dare say I shall be bettor after breakfast j a cup of coffee will steady my nerves," he replied with a little laugh. Jessie did not comedown to break fast, aud as soon as the meal was over, I weut up to her room. I had sent up a tray with coffee and toast, and was surprised to see it un touched, while Jessio lay on the lounge, pale and languid. She started up, and with a fain attempt at a laugh, said "Is it time to d.'ess, and have you come to scold ma for my laziness ?" "You have time enough, dear ; Lot how is this no breakfast ?" "Ob I I am uot hungry this morning in deed." she said, after a pause, "1 do not know why it is, but I feel so strangely, as if something terrible was aoout 10 uappen; were it all inclined to be supersttous,! should call it a presentiment." "Nonsense."! interrupted. "What ter rible calamity can possibly befull you on this, of all davs ? Dismiss from your mind all guch idle fancies ; or, if you must have a Dresentimeut. let it be of coming joy. will leave you now to dress, and when I come again, let me una you looking oeauinui aua ha ippy, as becomes a bride. Jessie bluBhed through her tear, and kiss ing her tenderly, 1 left her alone. Two hours Inter I returned and found that she had strictly obeyed my parting injunc tion. She wore a heavy white silk j her veil pure and soft, floated about her like a cloud, and in place of tears, wore bright, joyous smiles. "Well, little snow-drop, aro you ready ?" "I believe bo." "Come then j" and to-gether wo went down to the library, where, John was waiting us. ' "Punctual to the rn'drn'ont,,l he said, look ing at his .watch, and coming to meet us. "Shall we wo start immediately aud disap point the minister aud the people by being on time ?"' I wondered that he did not wait to ad mire Jessie, or, even to exchange a few fond words, but supposed his impatience was al lowable under tits circumstances. Passing through tho vestibule of the church, Jessie's dress caught on a nail. We were detuiiied but a moment, yet I distinctly heard young Gleason, who stood by the door, say to a friend "Brydon was on a jolly spree last night j went home at midnight, half tight. I started. Could they, too, have heard him ? .One glance convinced me. Every vestige of color faded Irom Jessie's face, while from John's eyes, there shot an angry, defiant look, as he hurried her, almost rudely, into the church and up the aisle. The minis ter was waiting, and immediately commenced the ceremony. .John's responses was clear and firm ; but I listened iu breathless sus pense, when tho momentous question was addressed to the bride. She hesitated an instant, then drawing away her hand, said distinctly "I will not,' then with a pleed ing look at John, she added "Take me homo." lie led her to the carriage, and I followed. Consternation and nmazement were depicted on every countenance. I, alone, was not surprised ; I had (eared this denouement. We rode homo in perfect silence. As wc cutjred the house, Jessie turned to JcLli and said " You believe that I have this day publicly insulted and disgraced you. Prove that you have not deceived mo, that yonr promise has been faithfully kept, aud I will make any reparation in my power no matter how humiliating it maybe.'' " I cannot," ho replied, "Instead, let me make confession." Then he told her how he had met Borne friends the night before, and after enduring every possible taunt and ridi eule, had, in a moment of passion, yielded, and swallowed a glass of wine. More follow ed, and, as Harry Gleason said, he returned homo more than half-intoxicated, yet sober enough to realize what he had done. Ho did uot close his eyes in sleep thnt night. More than once he was tempted to acknow ledge everything trusting to her love aud charity for forgiveness. But If Bhe refused could he give her up at the very last moment : No, he could not, he would keep this secret, at least until sho was his own, his wife ; then, perhaps he would have tho courage to confess it. Ha acknowledged that he had acted dishonorably, aud that the tribulation was a just ono, iu so far os the punishment fell upon himself uloue. The hardest thing to endure would bo tho consci ousness that ho had embittered her life, and perhaps broken hef heart. '"I will not nsk your forgiveness," ho said, "I have not do served it ; but if you cau once more place confidence in one who has proved himself so unworthy, trust me, the time will yot come when I may nt least claim yonr respect, al though your love may bo forever lost." He paused and theit exclaimed passionately "Jesseo, my darling, will you let me go from you forever, without one word I" "No, Johu," and she laid both hands in his ; "the forgiveness you were too proud to ask, I freely offer you. I do not utterly con demn you for ono fault : but oh, John : with all the recollections of my childhood to warn mo, .1 could not net otherwise I do trti3t you, and believe, in my heart, thatsomo day 1 snail bo proud to own, that 1 loved aud was loved by you." She withdrew her hands and turned away, but he clasped her to his passionato embrace, kissed her once and was gone. The next week ho sailed for Europe. The firm ho was with had long employed a resi dent clerk in Paris, and learning from John his desire to go abroad, they offered the po sition to him. Jessie went to Ohio to visit au aunt, and shortly after her urriyal there, entered a seminary as music-teacher. r onr times had Christmas come and gone since their depnrture, and ou the night be fore the tilth, 1 sat alone in my quiet room, musiug with a sad heart, over the past. A knock startled ino from my painful reverie, and a servaut entered with a card "John Brydon." I hurried down stairs and found him in the library. Ho was sadly altered. I tried to welcome him, but tears choked the words I attempted to speak. "My dear John." "My precious old aunty." After a while he told me the story of the past five years. How be had worked dili gently aud well, until he had risen to a part nership iu the firm, and already possessed a handsome fortune ; but a foreigu, climate, intense application to- business, aud above all, the absence of the dear familiar faces, besrau to imnair his health, and he caino buck to recruit "I shall bo better soon," he said, "now that I am once more nt home, for 1 believe that after all 1 am ouly home sick." He laid bis bead over is siy Ian, and I smoothed the dark hair, which was already fatutly threaded with silver, while lie told me incidents of foreign life and truvel, until the groy light in tho east heralded the com ing of another Christmas morn. All that rest, and care, and the teuderest love, could do for him, seemed vain. His step grew more lauguid, bis cheek paler and thinner. liven the balmy air of spring brought no strength to the wasted frame, no color to the hollow cheek, tnd by the middle of May he was unablo to leave his room. Then, for the first time, he consented to see a physi ciaa. The good old doctor looked very grave, and 1 tolloweu turn trom tna room. "There ;b uo actual disease, " he said i "only a gradual wasting away of the whole system," uud he prescribed stimuIantB, which Johu resolutely refused to touch. Ia vain I urged the doctor's orders, aud told him be would certainly die unless be obeyed them. "Hie, 1 must then, it there is no other al ternative, I have never tasted liquor since that night," he said with a shuddder, "aud please God, I never will. After I am dead, will vou tell Jessie that I bave beeu true to my promise, and bave proved that I would rather die than pain tier the second lime " Don't, don't, John ! I cannot bear to bear you talk so," I cried. '"Jessie never loved you, or she wdilhf not have given you up for one single fault." "Never loved me I" he repeated Oh, do not take that comfort from me I It is the only thought that has encouraged mo duriutf the last five years, you will not rob mo of my one cousolution ?' Just then a thought occurred (o me I wonder it never suggested itself before, but I was never quick-witted, and old ago is not apt to increase one's mentnl faculties I would write to Jessie, toll her how manfully ho had borne this Inst trial ; how, in all the long years of probation, passed "amid strangers and in a strange fund," he had bravely met and ovcrcomo every temptation; and, above all, that his true, faituful heart was still loyal to her. I did write. I told her all tins, and more j that ho was slowly dying and sho alono could save hinv. "Come at once," I said, "for all other help has failed me. " How anxiously I waited for a reply. Would she come, or had sho ceased to love him, nnd amid other scenes, surrounded by new friends, forgotten tho loyal heart that had never ceased to cherish her memory. A week passed slowly. Standing by the window, just nt twilight, I saw a carriage drive up the lane, and it slender iieure alight. In one moment Jessie was in my arms. Where is he Aunty? Oh, take me to him 1" she pleaded. "Not now," I said "you are too excited. Come with me ; and I took her to my own room, brought fresh, cool water to bathe her tear-stained face, and gently soothed her until Bhe became quiet. She exchanged her dusty dress for a cool wrapper, nnd then crossed the hall to John's room. I opened the door softly, fie was lying with closed eyes, nnd I motioned her to- enter. Sho crossed the floor with a noiseless step, and knelt beside him. . He opened bis eyes, looked at her a moment, then drew her face beside his own aud murmured "Mv own durlinsr I" I had not dured to hope for this ; j it will be easier 10 die now." "No, no.ohn ,you must not talk of dying; i you will live, live tor me, sho said, eagerly. 1 came away : they would not misn me, and it seemed like desecration to remain. He did live. Slowly, but surely, health nnd strength returned. Iu two weeks they r;rena ried Jessie consenting to tho ar rangement because, as his wife, she could care for him so much better. To-dny he is a strong, robust man, with an idolized wife nnd two merry, laughing children. My story is done. It has been told in a simple, old fashioned manner, but the moral is plain. Mr. Biseciikr on tue " Rixgs." Hun dreds of people went away from Plymouth Church unable to get inside of the house lust evening. " Abhor that which is evil" was Mr. Beecher's text. Ho said that there was a growing tendency among thurch mem bers and others to allow wickedness to grow and nourish Irom a mistaken idea that every mnn should attend to his own business. Others compromised with their consciences until they became indifferent as to whether the guilty were brought to justice or not. New York has nearly as many churches os dens of infamy, yet the pulpits of that city allowed all kinds ot corruption to grow within its borders until it is second only to Sodom and Gomorrah. Business meu who stand high in the church set examples before their clerks that ought to make every honest man abhor tuem Irom the bottom ot his heart. Ministers aro supposed to bo the mouth pieces of God, yet they grow fat in tho service of the Devil by keeping silent when they should lift up their voices aud ex pose the wickedness of corrupt men in high places, inns justice is bought and sold, or knocked down to the highest bidder. The very word "judge" stinks, nnd could some of these ministers of so-culled justice be placed uuder parental rule once more, to havo the scenes of their childhood renewed, it would be a blessing to them and to their country. Wcro all tho villainies of men iu high places brought to light, they would in cludo all the crimes known to Sing Sing nnd Auburn. It is time for some one to "thun der," or society will bo overwhelmed with tho corruption of its members. The founda tions of the Goverumeut are supported by votes. When these votes nre bought ond sold the Government rests on quicksand. This is bud enough ; but what shall we say when Legislatures are put into tho market ? The only difference between New York and Albany is that the latter place is l.iU miles further up the river. The people must rise up nud show their nb.borcnceof these wicked men. Until the church and its members do this we are at the mercy of swindlers and thieves. In his prayer Mr. Beecher called on God to have mercy on the judges, and take tuem away. iniiuue, Op President Lincoln, Thad. Stevens said: " lie was eminently a trank man. ile once rated me soundly for a speech 1 mado ou the conduct ot tue war, saying L was too lust, and would ruin 1L I, of course, thought him too slow, and we hrd a pjptty hot dis cussion. About a year later ho 6ent for mo, and I went to him. It was a hot day, aud he was lying about ou sofas and chairs, in a disjointed way he had. 1 knew him by the IragutetrtB, and so was able to reconstruct him. 'Mr. Stevens,' be said, 'I have just been reading a speech of yours,' 'I am flat tered, Mr. President,' said 1, 'but 1 am not aware that I have made any Bpeech lately,' 'I know it.' be answered. ' but this is a sncech you made lust year the one I scolded you about, you remember t 'Oh, yes, Mr. Presi dent,' said I, ' oue don't easily forget your scoldings. I remember pertectly. 'Well, Mr. btevens, you were right nnd I was wrong." Of tue European sovereigns, JNapoieon is a good horseman, but a poor marksman, and worse swordsman. King William I. rides as a centaur, aud fences with the rapier and bayonet, but cauuot shoot very well. Vic tor Emanuel is a passionate hunter, but knows very little about tencing and is a some what awkward horseman. Francis Joseph is mediocre in everything ; he Bits passion ately on horseback, is able to defeud him self with hia sabre against a bayonet attack, and can kill a chamois at a considerable dis tance with his rifle. King Louis of Bavaria, dislikes riding on horseback, aud bates to have anything to do with swords and fire arms. The Emperor Alexander is the best though not the most graceful borsemau of the sovereigns of Europe ; but he is neither a marksman nor a swordsman. When hunt ing, be often kills no game whatever. . . DOMESTIC RECIPES. Bust OimisTMAs Pt.ot PinniNo. One pound of raisirrsy One of currants, one of bread Chimbs, half pound suet chopped fine, eight eggs', ono quart milk, one tea cun su gar, one nutmeg, quarter pouud candied cit ron, quarter cnmlied lemon cut in strips, salt, nud other spico to taste. Boil Blowly four hours, nnd cut with rich saucer Floats. Break the whites of six eggs into a flatdish, beating ns for icing; odd n table spoourul of pounded loaf sugar for each egg. When quite stiff beat into it n luhluspoonful (or more, nccording to tiwtc) of currant, strawberry, or any other fruit jelly. Pour crenm iuto saucers and drop the float on it. This recefpt, Mr. Godey, is an old family one, but 1 use it constantly, and find it just, ns good now ns it was forty years ago. Wo then called it Fi.oatinu Island. ConoANUT PoTiniNti. Pure the dark rind from one cocounut nud grate the meat. Break into a bowl six eggs, lidding a heavy tablespoonful of Bugar for each egg. When very light pour in a pint of cream or milk to stir iu tho cocoanut. Moll a fcneup half full of butter and add to it, with n small portion of soda. Put a puff paste iuto yonr dish, and fill with the mixture. White Mountain Ash Cake. One potirtl of wlue sugar, one teaoupful of butter, half a cupful of Bweot milk, tho whites of ten eggs, half a small teaspoonful of soda, one teuspoonful of cream of tarter, three cups of flour; flavor with vanilla or nlmond. Bnko in jelly cake puns with icing between. How to Produce a Fixe Gi.oss. Take two ounces of fine white gum nraoic powder put it iuto a pitcher, nud pour on it a pint of boilkrg water (according to the degree of strength you desire.) and then having covered it, let it set all night. Iu the morning pour it carefully from tho drugs iuto a clean bot tle, cork it, and keep it for use. A table spoonful of gum water, stirred into a pint of arch tnat has been made iu the usual mari ner, will give to lawns (either white or print- d) a look ol newness, when nothing else can restore them after washing. It is also good (much diluted) for thin whito musliu and bobiuet. Cim.nLAi.w. As this severe weather mav mako many sufferers from tho above, it may be a kindness to give a simple but efficacious remedy viz., saltpeter dissolved in water, very strong, and rubbed ell over nnd into tho hand or foot till dry, several times a day, especially when they inflamo or are irritated. A ItF.MARKAIlI.E CASE OP PETRIFACTION. About six years ago Mr. Amos Bronghton- died in Wayne cdun'ty,- in this State, anil was hurried there. After his death his widow and children moved to Buskirk's Bridge, in this county, where they now reside. A few days ago tne tanuly ol tho deceased resolved to bring the remains of the father from Wayne county and have them deposited in n cemetery near their .present residence. In lurtuerance ot this purpose the grave wus opened and tho coffin was exposed, but nil ordinary efforts to lift it from its position proved ineffectual. Tho coffin lid was there fore removed, when it was found that, t'.ie body was in the most perfect state of petri faction. It was covered with a dry mould, most as white and pure as marble. The body showed not the least particle of decay. Every feature and linenment was perfectly preserved, and when stood upright it pre sented the appearauco of a finely chiseled statue. When Mr. Broujrhton died ho weighed about 200 pounds, while the re mains had incrersed in weight by potri faction to 800 pounds. Before tho body was interr ed at Bnskirk, it wus seen by the familv, friends and many others there. It is the most perfect and wonderful instance of pet rifaction of human remaius that has ever come to onr krowledge. Si;t::KSSFi;t. Search Afp. T. nffi-nninil liia wife, who. to punish him, resolved to net dumb whenever he wns nresent : ntnl sn well did she maintain her resolution, that, neatly a week passed away, dunug which not a word did she utter in his presence. She per formed her household duties ns nsiinl. but. speak the would not. He tried to coax her out ot her whim, but in vain. At last ho tried the following plan to overcome her res olution, by working on her curiosity the most uugoveruable of feinalo propensi ties. Returning one evening from his em rtlnvment. liia bulv nat. ilmra ,,u nn.,1 n.ut.i he' immediately commenced a vigorous searcu throughout the room. The closet was examined, the bed-room drawers, boxes, shelves j everything that could bo thought of was overhauled. His wife was struck with ustouishmeut nt his unaccountable be havior ; aud as he proceeded in his search, she became nervously anxious to find out what ho was looking for. What could it be? She looked in his face, to glean, if possible, Irom ins expression, the object of his search; but IIO CO. he wa sober nu a imlcm Ho lifted the edge of the curpot, looked under the table cover, aud finally approached her chair, looking under it, and even went so far as to brush her dress partially aside, us if rl.nt l. t.A . .1 fit I 1 uui nu rollout, migiii, uo mere, r-no room Btaud it no longer. Sho burst out "Bob, what are vou lookiutr for V He smiled and answered "Your tongue, and I bave uuud it." How to Keep Potatoes. A person who claims to bo posted concerning the proper treatment tor potatoes, says : It is, per haps, needless for us to caution our readers against leaving their potatoes exposed to tho light either out doors or iu the collar. They will, jf no exposed, soon turn green, become soggy and almost unfit for u?o. They thou'd, if possible, be kept in a dark, cool place, away from all dauger of frost iu the winter. We think potatoes used to keep better in times gone by in the old durk cellars, than now, in the modern cellars, with their num erous windows. Some are in the habit of keeping their potatoes in pits in the ground, dug deep enough to be Bale from the frosts. This may keep them well, but is a trouble some plan. We have known thein to be kept in the very best condition in barrels aud covered with Band. If the barrels are not at hand they will keep iu good" condition by simply piling in one corner of the cellar aud covering with dry Baud, 1 v i Icino fob Cake. One pound fiue white sugar, the whites of three eggs. The flavor Of a grated cocoauut is very uica in it.