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f ITtMil r-r ( I fad II v f ill - lSlfr" i V r ?Al 2. 1 1 II . .iv -l (W X . CT1 ,"5 - VOLUME; J ,3 : v IUPGWAY;' ELK PP.; PA., FRIDAY, JAN. 15 1869. numbe: . 1 .' ! 7 ( r KOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS and HQOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC. . PREPARED Br DR. C. M. JACKSON, PaiunupiiA, P. The greatest knoiun remedies for Liver Complaint, DYSPEPSIA, - Nervous Debilityr , , . f, .' JAUNDICE, Diseases of the Kidneys, EEUPTIONS of fhf SKIS, nA ll Dlieaui nrUlnff from Dim ordered JLlTer Ktomaeh, or IttPURITr OF THIS HLOOI. R"A the foUotring symptoms, and if pott find that fmr system is affected by any of them, you may rest armred that disrate hat commented its attack on ttte tM$t important organs of your body, and unUtt soon checked by the use of powerful remedies, a miierabie life, toon terminating in death, will be the result. Constipation, Flatnlenefv Inward Files, fulness of Blood totha Head, Aoirtitj - of the Stomach, NauseA, Heart burn, Disgust for Food, Fulness or weight in the Stomach, Sour ruotat.ionB, Sink ins or Fluttering nt the Fit ' of the Stomach. Wwimming of the Head, Hurried or Dimoult Breathing, Fluttering at the Heart, Choking or Suffocating Sensation when in a Lying Pout uro, Dimness of Vision, Dots or Webs before the bight, Dull Pain in the Head, Defi ciency of Perspiration, Yel lowness of the Skin and Eyes, Fain in the Side, Back, Chest, Limbs, etc., bud den Flufihps of Heat, Burning in the Flesh, Constant Imaginings of Evil, and Qreat Depression of Spirits, All these intlicate tlitease of the Liwr or Digestive Organs, combined with impure blood, fjooflanb'fl German Sitters Is entire If vegetable, -nt contains no liquor It Is compound of Fluid Km tracts. The liools If etrbn, and Burks from wlilcn. thre extract are made are gathered Hi. Germtiif All the aikcdltilnal virtues are rxtrftcd from iliem by a scientific chiitwt. These extracts are then forwarded to this country to be us-d expressly for the luauuTacture of these Ultteru. There Is no alcoholic substance of ssy kind ' lined In compound Ins; t he Ul Iters, hence It Is thoonly liltters that can be used In eases where alcoholic slim ulauta are not advisable. flooflanb's German Ionic is a combination nf alt the ingredients of the liittert, tvith vuu,t Santa Crus Hum, Orange, etc. It is used for tht same diteasen at the. Bittern, m case whet somt pare aloholie stimulus is required. ' will bear in mind that these remedies are entirely different from any others advertised fnr the cure of the direasrs named, these being scientific prejtaratiimt of medicinal extracts, white tot others art mere deletions of rum in tome form. The. T H IC is decidedly one of the most pleasant and agreeable remedies ever offered to the public Its taste is exquisite. It it a pleasure to take t(, while itt life-giving, exhilarating and medicinal qualities have caused U to be known ad Ju greatest of all tonics , v CONSUMPTION. - Thousands nf eases 'when the pa tient supposed he was a til lc ted with this terrible disease, have been cured by the unc of these remedies Extreme emaciation, debility, and cougli are the usual attendants upon severe rases of dyspepsia or d Incase of the digestive orgaus Even In cases of euulne Consumption, these remedies will be found of the greatest benefit strengthening and Invigorating. DEBILITY. Titer is no medicine equal to IToojlnntft German Sitters or Tmie in oases of Debility. They impart a tone and vigor to the whole system, strengthen the op petite, cause an enjoyment of the food, enable the stomach to digest it; purify the. blood, give a good, sound, healthy complexion, eradicate the yellow tinge from the eye, impart a bloom to the cheeks, and change the patient from s nhort-brtathed, emaciated veals. Weak and Delicate Children are made strong by using the Bitters or Tonic In tact, they are Family Medicines They can be admin lute red with perfeet safety to a child three months old, the most delicate female or a man of ninety, Ttese Jtemedies are the best J J rood Iurlflors erer l-tioutt, and will cure all disease resulting from bad blnoU. K,p yir blwd pure ; keep your Liver in order ; k'fp your dueetive organs in a sound, healthy condi Uon, ly the ut of t.'use remedies, and no disease will ever asiail you. m mJJ WiTaditjawITi Toadies who wlith a fair akin and food complexion, free from a yellow h tinge and all other disfigurement, should ue these remedies occasion ally The Liver In perfect order, and the blood pure, will result In spar It ling eyes and blooming cheeks CAUTION. . HooHands German Remedies are counterfeited. ' flu genuine hare the signature of C. JW. Jackson oft the frcttf of the outtide wrapper of each bottlt, and tite name of the article blown iu euct bottle. All oUtert ure counterfeit. mmt Thousands of letters have been re oclved, testifying to the virtue of these remedies f, BEAD ..THE EE00MMENDATI0H3. ntOH HON. GKO..W. WOODWAKD, Clilf f Juitica of the gupreiu Court of rerinsylnl. PcaisurBii, Marcs ltb, 167. I.fffkf "ITooJtantft Genxm BUterf it tint atnte baling beveragt, bul it a KiV, useful in tlitor. dert of ih. lU'jtttiet orturu, ant of great bewJU in eatet of iiliUlf and nwl of nrrvout action in tKt tyttttn. l'aur, truJv, tmo. iV. WOODWARD. 1"R0M HON. JAMES IIIOMPSOS, Judg of the Supreme Court of PenneylvauU. FiuuDiiruu, A rui. 23th, I860. I con.ii.r "IluuflHnd'n German Blt tm" m miKHx'a mriliciu In cue of ntm tacki af Indigcatlon or Uyapopaia. I can certify tUta from my eapericno fit. Youra, with reaprct, JAMK& TllOitlPSO.V. From RET. JOSEPH U. KENNARD, D.D., Paitor of tka Taoth Baptiit Church, Philadelphia. Da. Jaciios Dub Sia: I have beenfreqwHtlyro enteiled fai otmtueS aiy ssfaa witk recommenUatimit of dtjferent indt of medicinet, but regarding tin practic at out of mg appropriate t,ltere, I hart in all caut do slintd ; but Willi it cUar proof in variout instanott, and partKulurly ui my oan fan'ily, of tht utefulnett of Vr. 7ooJbiml't German Bitten, 1 Jtpart far enct from my tuuai couru, to erprett my full a'wiclt'm that tut general debility of tlie ytteni. and eiacully for Lirar Cooiplalnt, it U a mfe and aluiUila preparatioa. in toiut caut it man fail ; but wmatlg, I doubt not, it wiU bt wry btuejlciai to thou who tufftr Iron tin about .COUtet. lout, very respectfully, J. U. KKSSARD, Eighth, Ukno Coakt SL J"rIoa of the Bitters, 11.00 per bottle Or, half dosen for 95.00. yrioe.of th Tonlo, 1.60 per bottle Or, halt doaen for 17.60. he TudIc la put up iu quart bottlea. Rteoltut that it it Dr. llunflanilt German Remeditt ..that are to uuieertalty uted and to highly recttwimefuj td ; and do not allow the Druggitl to induce you to take any tiling tltt tluu he may uy itjuit at good, 6a mum he maket a larger profit on it. T title Remeditt Kill bt tent by txprtu to any locality upon application to tht PRINCIPAL OFFICE, AT THE GERMAN MEDICINE STORE, . Je. Wl ARCH 8 TRUST, HilaaVfctta. ': CHAB. 1L EVANS, Proprietor, : Tormsrlr a M. JACK80H cV CO. : Theae Remedies are for sale by Drugalati, Storekeepers, and. Mdl ' clue tieslers everywhere. - I not forget to annaiej well Ik. artidt yen buv.tf frdtrlofttthtimm. iiU ,h L. DOBt'T STAY TOO LATH TO-NIGHT, The hearth of horns Is hesmtiu With rays of rosy lhht) n.j And lovely eyca are (t'eamlnc, As falls the shades ot nipht; And while thy steps are leaTlug Tlie circle pnre and bright Ana lenuer voice, nun grievin?, Bays, "don't stay lato to-night." The world In which thon movcit, Is btiffy, brave and wide; The world of her thon loveet Is a, the Ingle fide y ... , Bhe waits for thy warm greeting " Thy smile is her delight; Her gentle voice, entreating. Bays, "don't stay late to night" The world, cold, itihnman, ", . , Will spurn thee, it thou fall ; The love of one poor woman Outlastsand shnmes them all; Thy children will clinir around thee, Let fate be dark or bright ; . . At home no shaft will wonnd thee, Then "don't stay late to-night-" ' ' 'r ' From th;PhHadlphU Press. AGNES WILLARD. . A NEW TEAR'S STORY,' , C1IAPTKR II. The following day found Afebcs with more to do, and a new, before unknown, sorrow and anxiety gnawing at her heart. X rag ged hat and Btinbnrnt face seemed erer in her mind. Between her and work came the reb el brother; his brave, honest face, hot with fury, looked np from the dishpan, the scrub pail, and the pump. Imagination still paint ed his bare heels tearing down the road, flee ing from the scene of. bis daring revolt in desperate haste. Silently she prayed for the poor wanderer summarily thrown adrift into the whirl aud tumult of lifo. She also re membered Mr. Stewart; his handsome face and cheery tones echoed pleasantly m her young mind a .bright spot in her uneventful existence. Agnes had no idea of love as a (Trent mas ter passion: only tlio delicious knowledge of something new and sweet, to uream over at will, came with the recollection of Roberts voice. What woman cannot recall such a memory far back in the past, wh?n a step, a tone, a gesture had power to set beating a new puis o" affection rare, strange, a-id bo dear; foreshadowing the mighty woman's love, ordained of God to bless mankind! Agnes felt the wondrous charm, but she did not once ask herself if be admired her; she was far too simple in mind lor anything so presumptuous; she liked to think of him however. Somehow it made work lighter, and the long, bo: summer days cooler and shorter than formerly; she could be busy all the day, yet think of Robert Stewart. Washing, ironing, or churning, it made, no matter; she" could ' still see his white hand patting Pomp's shaggy coat, blushingly scanning her own brown little digits. After dinner, when the pressing hurry of the day was over and the kitchen neatly put to rights, Mrs. Hatfield asserted that it was a shame and sin to have berries wasting on the bushes for want of picking, and ordered Agnes to spend the remainder of the after noon in gathering them. - This command her daughter, obeyed with joyful alacrity; it being one of her few plea sures to wamier aione about tlie neid wuen chance opportunities permitted. She revel led in the berry season; for then she could ramble at will free from the watchful chi diugs of her mother. It was her yearly va cation her little season of freedom, which, from its rarity, she enjoyed Intensely, re gardless of scratched hands and torn dress, the latter a grave offence in the eyes of care ful Mrs. Hatfield, who considered it ample cause for a two hour's lecture, dampening somewhat Aggie's pleasure; neverthless she enjoyed it immensely, in spite of these mis hapB, the unrestrained liberty of hills and valleys aud brooks. The waving grain, rust ling corn, and fragrant clover, all combined to weave a spell enchanting the seal of the rustic maiden. Her voice, which rivalled the birds iu sweet melody, thrilled out free aud blithe, unrebuked by tho startled thrush or wildwood plover. - Agnes found the berries exceedingly plen ty, and coon succeeded in filling her basket with the delicious fruit; leisurly scrolling home throvgh the Walnut Grove, careless of stone walls and five-barred fences; easily clambering over them, without danger to her agile limbs, and but little damage, to her scrimp calico. The beauty of the scene and coolness of the place acted like a charm on the sad far mer s girl, slowly wandering along the nar row path, fringed with clover and dwarfed, shaided daisies. : " ' Tossing off tho despised slat bonnet, as if it oppressed her brow, sue tbrew nerselt on the grass, beneath a majestic walnut tree. With hands clasped nnder her head, and her glowing face upturned to the blue sky, vaguely trying to fathom the distant heaven beyond, she burst into a wild, impassioned melody now low and tender, now gay and triumphaut, sad and changeful, clear as a sil ver bell; warbling like an iuspired angel of song, sue lay, with tno gentle sou'.U wind blowing over her, and the leaves lightly stirring, as though dancing in , tune to the harmony. Agnes bad one grand gift, of which no one could disposess her a wonderous rich mug ical voice, that charmed and astonished all who heard its surprising volume and tone. She had once timidly h'nted a wish to at tend the village singing school, but a decid ed, emphatio "No! from her mother effec tually silenced the young hope. Mrs. Hat field deemed singing schools extravagant follies, tending to fill, chits or girls with vanity and all sorts of nonsense, taking their minds from work the only essential accom plishment of life and the source of a deal of mischief generally. She would have no everlasting' '-Do, la, so, me'a about heb kitchen," ..ThereforO-the matter was settled and never mentioned again.' Aloue'with na ture, Agnes warbled out the pent-up ' music of her soul, nnrestrasned by word or frown, awakiner the solitude far and neari with.' her sweet notes, until the very birds bushed their ones to listen. ,i . , I - Thus she lay on the short grass, under the trees, forgetful of brier-ecratched hands and faded calico.) r .Happing her hands when the last soft cadence Died away, she cnea Tupiu rouslv: ' ' 1 '"' ' ' "This is mine; my qnk gift! Thank God I can, sing my soul among the clouds, ' away from earth aud all I hate! No one can take it from ma.", 'All mv ownl Forever mini!" She' laughed aloud in her jov, with radient I ace ana beaming eyes.' ' " ! ' ."Yes; all yoqr own and a most glorious gift It ),", Mid a deep strong T0k beside her.1 "You must forgive ray listening for? was spnU-bonnd under tho witchery of jfour song, Miss Willard.": '"' ' Miss Wiftard, abashed, sprang hp, half in fright, half' in girlish embarrassment and pkasure. ' Snatching at the discarded Run bonnet to hide her confusion, she overturned the basket of berries gathered with so much care.' Poor Agnes looked annoyed and rea dy to cry at the stupid accideut, but, Robert Steward stood calmly smiling down on her In that easy,' careless attitude which so pro vokes ' us ' -when we know we are appearing particularly flustered and awkward. Ilia as suring smile bnd roguish, admiring black eyes sent all the blood in her fast beating heart to .her crimson cheek; 'not knowing what to do with hef distressed .little self, on ly to shrink aud tremble, blooming and par1 ing alternately, before the celf-possessed young man, who said j - ;; "I fear I have ruined your afternoon's work by my abrupt intrusion. . Allow me to assist you, as I am iu part the cause of the accideut.". ' ' ' ' Without waiting her nnswer, he began to pick up the scattered berries; not very brisk ly, for he liked the task, and would fain pro long it nnder the shy glance of. Agnes Vil lard's brown eyes. , 1 "He calls me Miss Wil'lnrd," she thought, blushingly drawing herstockingless foot nrP der the scant gown thinking, in dismay, of her frowsy, unbecoming pig-tails, and hard scratched hands fancying that her dress sleeves were getting shorter every moment, and the skirt more narrow and faded. Me chanically her nimble fingers picked up the luscious "black caps; but alt the time'she was hoping in her heart that he would not think her ugly aud untidy. "Indeed I have no time to properly arrange my liair or dress. I wonder if he will not guess as much? was the mental vindication of her shabby appear ance. .... . .. , For the first time a new wish to be beauti ful in his eyes came over her. A sweet chord was struck in her innocent heart, dumb be fore, silently awaiting the master hand that should change the world, giving smiles for tears and joy for sorrow. . We have all recognized tho touch of our other life, whether for good or for ill. It was the first pure love that dawned on our ideal youth. It may have been but a shadow a delusion of the heart; yet, oh, how we worshipped and hugged U our bosom the fitting dream-!-the dearest aud best of all others. ' ' ' ' . Agues could not understand why she should tremble when. Mr. Stewart's strong white hand touched hers. She was quite sure that neither Al's nor John's clasp nftected hei thus, thongh given as warmly. Whence came the wild tumult throbbing in her. breastf Truly Robert must have possessed some mar vellous power to send the warm blood so elo quently to. the cheek and brow of the simply country rustic. b urtively she watched the gutter of the opal ring on his fiuger, glancing about over the berries, compuring it to the miserable little jet on ber own hand that Al had made iu an idle moment, out of an old rubber comb. Once she had, been proud of it. For Al's sake it was still dear, but the quivering opal had destroyed its value. Ihe taint pertume of bis garments seemed to Agues like the scent of some balmy gar ment, with the flowers pressed with dew violet, geranium aud rose 'altogether ming ling in one soft, sense-lulling ordor. How elegant, handsome and good he looked, kneeling on one knee beside her! She could hear his watch tick the moments away. What a pretty chain. How everything about him charmed aud fascinated her nuturally re fined mind. Apparently he took no notice of her shab by attire. But she instinctively felt that he had noted everything from the hideous sun- bonnet to tho illy nttiug shoes. Suddenly she became painfully ashamed of her dress, brown hands and bare ankles, wishing that the earth would open and bide her from view. . Robert Stewart, the only son of the wealthiest man in Chester, had just gradua ted at Harvard, and, after a short vacation at the old homestead,, was to commence the study of laws in tile city. A cues had often seen, but never spoken to him during his boyhood, being not only much yovnger, but; as society goes, much lower in the social scale than he. Accordingly their paths in life seemed far apart Bob had not been spoiled neither at home nor at school, returning with a smile and a kindly greeting for all his old associates. Full of fun, gay, clever, fond of pleasure, but true, he came again to the home of his childhood. Had he been other than true be might have proved a dangerous friend to Ae nes, who would have made him a hero,' had he been the most treacherous of men, all the same. He had called tue first warm glow to her cheek, the first flutter of pain and plea sure to her heart, troubling the dull waters of ber life with love's magic wand, causing the once stagnant current to musically mur mur in and out among the little care and tri als of my daily existence. She had shrin ed her saint and was doing homage, uncon scious of the new poetry pf life awakened in her soul . Look back, fair lady, and recall bow ten derly you chronicled the first, sweet love dream of your girlhood.' How long that first kiss lingered on your lips. A flower, a passing breeze, has power to revive it yet, in spite of the years . that have slipped between the now and then. Other love may claim us, but the memory of that dear first remains a sunbeam of the heart which fiassing clouds may shadow but never ob iterate. .; i . . , . ,. ( Presently Agnes looked np, forgetting ev rytbing but her friendless situation. "Has At gone, really gouef" she asked anxiously. ,., "Yes, to the city. 1 1 bade him good bye here in this grove, with my best "wishes aud ample .funds for his journey as well as for suitable clothing, together with a letter to my uncle John, a wealthy merchant in New York, who will do well by him. Al will suc ceed, trust him for that; he has perseverance and epergy, as well as poosiderable courage, by yesterday's display of firmness; and what mora does one require to begin the world , Bob 'spiled cWn on the beaming face lift ed to bis in speechless gratitude in an easy, complacent Way,' pleased to note the . swift waves of feeling flitting over the radient fea tures. . 'Ohl thank' yon, Mr, Stewart, thapk youl I am bo .grateful, aud. so j much indebted i t yotj. , j. dqn't know how to thank you in. Words, but my heart does a thousand times, and will continue to do so as long as Hive." . . 8 ; i Frankly she held out her hand; tho bright tears, welling up to the brown eyes, lay sparkling on the long lashes, ready to fall in drops of gratitude.' - . . Gentlyhe took the berry-stained hand in his holding it in a warm clasp while falteringly she continued: . "My brother's life was hard at the farm, and he is high spirited and impetuous) but, indeed, he is good at heart, Im sure of it Your own kind nature must tell yon how much I feel your kindness. , The tears in the truthful brown eyes ran over, and the quivering lips . could scarce form the words that crowded to them. A hot tear fell on the changing opal, quenching its brilliant rays in a drop more bright than the rarost gem. The vague wrong that careless Robert Stewart at first dimly contemplated perished with the one silent teat upon his hand, shiel ding her unprotected youth and' worldly in experience aa securely as if surrounded by a father's guarding arm a tender ' mother's watchful caro. i "Sh9 is wonderous lovely despite her frightful dress," thought the handsome grad uate, contemplating slily the sweet creature before him. "As fresh and pare as a moun tain daisy. If she was only well educated, what a magnificent woman she would make. ' But he only said: "Are you fond of books?" "Oh, yes," was the eager reply. "You can't tell how I long to possess just a few, to be all my own like my voice. To read alone while nobody talks around me, some thing good and true, better and different than the rough language of every day. I have but little time to read though," she added dejectedly, looking down at the ground in the old weary way. " "You have the evening to yourself, I sup pose?" ho questioned thoughtfully, i "Not always, you see there is so much to do at our homo, she replied apologetically, pulling at the tape strings of her apron. She might have added that sho was never allow ed a light in her room other than the moon; going to bed summer and winter In the dark; lying awake in cold nights, shiveringly watching the pale stars come and go. "Na ture's bright lamps hung iu the sky lonely and still, like me," she used to fancy, vainly trying to read their mystery. Evidently her companion divined the true state of af fairs, for he looked at her pityingly, saying encouragiugly, - Girls always find some time amidst all their work to cull a little pleasure. If you will come here to-morrow the berries must be picked you know perhaps you may find a few books that will please you in the cavi ity of the old oak tree yonder, the third on the right. It has been the storehouse of many generations of squirrels. Henceforth we wili call it a storehouse if the mind lit erally a tree of knowledge dedicated to you, whose fruit (.hull cheer and strengthen the mind. You will be sure to read carefully the passages marked." . "Indeed, oh. indeed I will. I'll ponder every line and word with such a grateful heart," she cried, at the Bamo time trembling with delight . Mr. Stewart, with natural vanity, felt con fident that she would joyfully dream over the designated portions without a suggestionfrom him; but he liked to see the rich color run to her eager face, and the happy wonder of the hazel brown eyes. They parted good friends, with a mutual shake ot the baud, each in a dinarcut way thinking of the other ho haunted by the memory of the sweetest voice and the lov liest face he had ever seen.- "Dressed fitly and educated, be kept repeating mentally, "and she would be superb gloriously beau tiful. Away from the slavery of the farm house and its sordid inmates, she would blossom into my ideal of a perfect woman. What splendid eyes! how that tear on my hand startled me I , What a tender, confiding mouth? Poor girl; and such a mother! I wish she was away from all that drags her down." ,; '.. Bob pulled his dark 'mustache thought fully, musing about Agnes Williard, until he entered his father's gute. Meetiug his only sister Annie, on the porch, he exclaim ed gaily: : "By Jove, sis.I found a Hebe in the Wal nut Grove. Such a wildflower, to call that old Hatfield, - father, and his hard, coarse wife mother. She sings like a nightingale, Annie, and methinks has a . burdenod heart, which only forgets its sorrows in song soaring away beyond the anrefining influ ences of the farm and ' its mean owners to trancient. bliss." "You mean young Agnes Willard," said Annie, smiling at bis enthusiasm. ''Yes, she id a sweet girl; but I seldom see her pa tient face, much less hear her wonderful voice, though I have two or three times, while walking out, heard her singing when she thought no one near. Were her mother less peculiar, I should like to win her friendship; for, Robert, she is worthy of teub friendship or me, and trom you. . Annie said this pointedly, searching her brother s face with a wistlul, anxious look on her own. ' Bob came to her tide, and kissed the noble brow, fully comprehending the meaning of her earnest words. , "You are the best of women, Annie, the truest of sisters, and I am your brother; does that satisfy you? 1 want you to be the friend of little Agnes; for the poor, lonely girl's sake, not mine. , . ' Then he laughingly related the born-yard battle; the surrender of Hatfield; the retreat of Al; and the alarm and anxiety of Agnes. How that he had met her in the grove by chance, and unobserved listened to her sing ing. . . . : We are sorry to say that Bob omitted al ludmg to the tear that dimmed bis ring, as well as the books that were to be trusted to the old hollow tree: arguing that "Annie might laugh at him, misunderstanding his motive, which was simply to give the poor thing pleasure. Bat he kuew in his heart that he feared to meet that doubtful, warning.yet loving look that mutely said more eloquently than words:- . ''Don't , you : trifle with the child's sim pie btart . Do not make ber life more sor rowful." ' ' ' " , Agnes sped home, filled with new hope. A pew world has been unveiled a new psalm chanted. Xsever was a day so bright; never never the' grass so green. - The birds were in glorious tune, and the brook danced along in glee, never curling bo merrily before, The i i Stone wall was not so high, or the bars so difficult to 'let down,' as formerly. She shouted in rnphlrods joy, laughing to hear the echoes among the hills. Her entire boing seemed chaffed, and why? She could not have told why; only the joy was in her heart, such a glad sense of exqui site joy, and she must let Nature know her goodness, What were frowns, bitter words, and tired limbs now? only a rivet to bind closer still his image. bhe did not dream of his ever lov ing her, content with the meagre privi lege of worshiping him in secret; treasur ing each Word, look, and smile, as some thing precious, to be thought and dreamed over alone. On her return to the house, she ran past her mother, feeling as if she must know all about the secret confidence so suddenly sprung up between Robert and herself. Then she began to anticipate all sorts of evils. Whatir the old tree should blow down? What if the berries should show Bigns of being spilled? A thousand new fears tormented her. Would her mother notice the unwonted bloom of her cheeks she felt them glowing or the unusual brightness of her eye? Filled with these thoughts, blissful while they frightened her, Agnes whisked on the tea things with most extraordinary vigor, to the 'nfinite surprise of Mrs. Hatfield, and looked .it the berries, over which Bhe was sprinkling sugar so lov ingly, that her mothei stared in wonder. Lit tle she thought that to AgneB every berry was on opal, and who to this day always as sociates black caps and opals with that sum mer afternoon. Agnes could not refrain from kissing little Nellie a dozen times in succession! she smil ed when her mother Bcolded and hurried softly singing, "Comin through the Rye," as Bhe went about flitting from cellar to kitchen, much to the disgust of Mr& Hat field, who fancied that she must have lost her wits. "Good night, mother!" Exclaimed Aggio, blithely; and not wait ing for a reply, she ran up stairs to bed, and full asleep dreaming of dangerous black eyes, a kindly smiling mouth, and an opal gemmed hand, that lingered in hers with a man's warm clasp. A sweet perfume hung over all, as she Bank into innocent slumber with another dearer than herself sheltered in her heart as who of us has not? . CIIAPTJB Til. ; For a wobder, as Mrs. Hatfield expressed it, Agnes came down next morning without being called, before the chickens had fairly left their roosts, blinking abontin the dump dawn as if not quite certain of whether they were not getting np rather early. A faint line of red and yellow jus, tinged the eastern horizon, when she appeared among the cows, humming merrily, "Five o'clock in the morning," in a voice as pure and ire.-ih as the dewy morn, laughing de murely to see her step rather, with a savage growl, burl the battered pail that lay a burnished memento of Al's valor peacefully in the yard spitefully over the fence, among the smart-weeds, leaving it, wiih a muttered curse, to rust and rorgctrulness. , After tho aflair of the grove, a close ob server might have noticed that Aggie took particular pains to carefully draw on a pair of huge, ugly gloves when she had occasion, as she frequently did, to go out in the sun. She would blush guiltily if any one appear ed, and hasten to thrust her hands under her apron, as if detected in a crime; always taking care to conceal the cotton gloves until sately out or sight, dreading the ridi cule of her mother and the coarse jeers of her father. ' .. She took frequent opportunity to remark that never were black caps so large und exceedinclv Dlentiful as thev were this sea son, and was accordingly hurried off every afternoon to pick them. And of coarse Bob sauntered about under the trees, ostensibly to while oway the heat of the day in the shady wood, but in reality to wait for her coming. The trees told no tales; the wind did not repeat tho sweet story only whispering, sighingly, their approval; nothing of the low-toned reading under the muiestic walnuts during the balmy summer days, until the sun declined towards the west; nothing of tender glances and young hopes born there, sighed over by the trees. Nature is mute, never betraying the confidence committed to her. Agnes lived in a heaven of her own, beyond the penetration of those about her, and was happy oh.so happy in her new found love. Aud yet, oh! foolish Agnes! What had she? A gay man s smile the sound of a win nintr voice the touch of a nnreleNa hand the passing admiration of a man of the world. na is your sun and moon, your joy by day and night, while you are but the smallest and most obscure of planets that Fate has placed in his orbit; a solitary star that the slightest cloud may forever hide from view, "loved to-day, forgotten to-morrow, so says the adage. Yet trust on and be hap. pyl we will not dethrone the prince, for we, too, have faith in human nature and true love s pure devotion. Anoint with the dew of your simple affection the idol of all your thoughts; give bim your young heart, iuno cent in the purity of untarnished girlhood, unblemished with thoughts of another, and trust in my honor to hold the gift sacred, and in all faith shelter the dove that he has lured to his bosom from the coldness of loveless nest The hollow tree was, indeed, proving ono of knowledge to Agnes, and its fruit sweeten ed many a stolen hour. , "You finished milking late to-night, said Mrs. Hatfield, glancing approvingly towards the yellow harvest moon. "But never mind, vou can wash un the milk-thinns bv moon. light just as well; come, come, fly about; be spry! . i '. Aggie obeyed, briskly rinsing and clatter ing the pails and pans standing on a long bench in the door-yard, back of the kitchen, where the 'milk-tbings wore generally wash. ea up, i ., . "Yes," she sighed as her mother bustled away. "God be thanked for the blesBed mel low moonlight; how brfgbt and serene it hangs over the earth, making everything seem holy and gentle. iter bright lace grew sort and prayer- mi, upturned to me snining orb, with a saint-light expression hovering about her mouth and brow, mutely thanking the Great All Father for his. infinite good ness and mercy to all earth's erring children. y ery aurent vera the tnoughw ofmothur and daughter--the one Intent on taking ad vantage of the moonlight to finish the evenings work) the otner. oonvions or milk palls and aisn-wipers, was secretly dwelling upon the contents of the stealthily obtained books then securely hidden in her bed upstairs, and of how she would feast on their contents when free, aided by its friend ly beams. - . Lately she had become as gay as a lark, as active as a humming-bird, and as musical as a nightingale, jvhich all combined to puzzle her mother, to such a degree that she deem ed it nroner to take her to task on tho sub ject; a9 Bhe said severely "1 declare, Agnes, you are the strangest creatnre. Is it because you have a brother. less that you are hoppy?" Sho bad never alluded to the absent so be fore, and her tart query startled her daugh ter, fearing that she would guess the truth intuitively; but the incensed purent did not heed her visible agitation continuing: "A few weeks ago you went drowsing, moping and sighing about, glum from morning till night Now you are everlastingly hummiu' ' some outlandish tune, yelling silly songs up1 stairs and down, from the time you get np until yon go to bed. You provoke me ; past endurance with your gloves, and fiunikiu be fore the glass, putting on airs, aud teasing to wear stockings every day in warm weather Did any one ever hear of such extravagance? I expect you will soon be above work alto gether. Goodness knows you hardly earn your salt now. You'll want to be called Miss Willard, too, 1 suppose, my fine lady; but I tell you, I'll have none of your fine lady airi abont me." Uer mother caused for breath, ninninp nb her sleeves with a jerk. Agnes blushed, contused, at this uncon scious home thrust, and hastily left the room with a little noto lying warm on her heart. addressed to "Miss Williard." Ab, Mrs. UatSeld! in those few weeks' your child has become a woman! Your reign is over; your power go dp I What wonder that she was gay,, and not easily frowned down? Doing little acts of kindness, le gardless of snappish returns;, find smiling in the face of unmerited fault-finding! Often Mrs. Hatfield, ever on the alert for shortcomings, detected a peculiar change in her daughter's churning. Frequentlv, of late, the usually regular sound of the dasher would almost cease, as if the operator were tailing asleep. At such times the "vigorous lady would thump loudly on the floor, over head, as a gentle reminder to the young de linquent that the cream must be kept in ac tive motion. Agnes would obey the warn ing by churning for a moment most ener getically, but soon the dnll Bplash would be-' come slower and slower, driving her mother almost to despair, simultaneously with tho knocking over head would the Vigorous thump of the dasher go on below, Now ; the truth is that Agnes was trying to read as well as churn, aud, of coarse, as the book became interesting, the churn grew silent Once she narrowly escaped detection by her mother suddenly-appearing on the scene to' personally investigate the matter. ' Aggie adroitly managed to throw the book out of the low window looking wonderfully in nocent and industrious. Her mother scolded 1 of coarse, but the book remained sale in the tall weeds outside, as mute as Agues on tha subject of the bewitched churn. TO BR CONTINUED. Toucnwo Instance op Childish Devotiox ' Three children of New Bruuswick got ustry. One was about six years of age, the others four and three. It was a wild region, und in wild weather, and at the edge of the night, "trom signs, it seems that the six years old soon felt sure that there was no hope of their being fonnd, or finding them selves that night, and so it took measures at once for the safe keeping of its little ones. .rutting them at once in the most sheltered nook it could find, it stripped away its own garments to put on them, and set out to gather dry seaweed and brash to cover them up in and defend them. Quite a quan tity of this had been gathered and piled about the babes in a sort of a nest, and there they lay when the people found them, still anve; but the six year old matron and mar tyr lay out on the shore dead of the cold lay beside the last pile of brush it had been able to gather, but was not able to bring in. 'So' your honor, I jnst hanled off and struck his law. Just then his dog como along and I nit him again." 'Hit the man?' 'No, yer honor, hit the dog. ' I then un wid a stun, and throwed it at him, and it rolled him over and and over.' 'Threw a stone at Jack?" 'At the dog. yer honor. And he got nt and bit me again.' 1 he dogT ' 'No, Jack. And wid that he run off.' 'Jack?' 'No, the dog. And then he came back and got me down and punched me, yer honor.' 'The dog came back at you ?' 'No, Jack, yer honor, and he isn't hurt any at all.' Who isn't hurt?' 'The dog, yer honor.' The Traitor's Last Act. Andrew John son consummated his complicity with trea son by issuing a sweeping proclamation . of amnesty aud pardon to all traitors and mur derers who undertook to destroy the life of the nation. This, if we understand its scone releases Jeff Davis with other greater ond lesser criminals, and is an end to all suits tor treason, and starts the grave question as to whether there can be treason to the United States. While traitors occupy the presiden tial chair we must not expect traitors to be punished, and when that same President has connived at murders and persecution in its worst form, it would be but natural for him to protect his accomplices as long as he has power to do so. This proclamation restores no political rights, congress and the State Constitutions and Legislatures having gen erally taken care that Aud re w Johnson should uot ptace an political power in rebel hands. "ririrra m. n 1 . . ' ' ,i i iu b uysier vender "Who was passing by. "1 soil, by measure, not by weight," plied the oysterman. V "Then give ma a yard of them," said Lll man rm. - i a a . . . .... 1 lueoy sier man Shook his bead dubious: I and passed .J i'.fi 7 i .j' r .v A rns'r fx ".4 a 1-14 .ii-.::,,ui b.u 1 t. i i is. , i i it-.