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mtxrotiL o SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 18GI. OLD SERIES, VOL. 21, NO 21. NEW SERIES, VOL. 13, NO. 4. The Sunbury American. PUBLISHED EVERT BATVRDAT BY XL B. MASSER. Market Square, Sunbury, Penna. TERMS OF 8UB8 CRIFTION. TWO uobl.H er m to be paid "J"' yVadvattc.. Norai-a. discontinued .mil all arrearages Are paid. TO OIUBS Thre e Copies " address Keren do. . ,. . .(.a tiit- t S on lit till ll Oil F,ve dollars... adv.- will pay f'hr year's aub "Vl;m!;U,r.A3pT1 ' A.t.,.nH frank Id to do litis under Hie Foal Olhce lw. TERM or AIIVERTISINO lr.Unreof 14 line.' J tlinri, . ' Kcery sulaequent insertion, j (u i inc uare, 3 month., . g on Vix month., . . 8 0U ;!lT,crmt."tF(lin.prrnnnum, - - 3 UO i "S" t. l'l"'h,"''v'''''f hy the ';. ' whh ihe privilege. insettingmfferentadvei- 'ur:;",rAav.;tin.,n,., .. per agreement. Job pkintino- We have connected with our eatalihshment well ee-l..-ted JtiH OFFICII, whirh willennl.lt u. t" execute ,,, the neatest .tyle, every vniiciv of pruning. S. B. ATTORNEY AT LAW, ICNBVS7, PA. Business attended to in the Oountie. of Nor ..imberland, Union, Lycoming Montour and Columbia. References in Philadelphia : Hon. lot. It . Tvsnn, Chas. OiM-on., Jsp... turners Sn-MlVrass, !'" 9m,Ul Co CHiSLES ic AT THEWS ttovncy at Caw, IVo. UroiMlway. Hfew York. Will rtirrfnllY attend to Collection, and all other miillei' , ;ntrMeil to hi. cure. May 21. FRANKLIN HOUSE, j rtr.lllUt.T AND RF.FURNISIIKD, (-. Howard and Franklin Mreetr.a few Squares ll".f of Ihe X. C. 11. K. Depot, I BALTIMORE- I'mimr, H TKll Dat O. LEIDEN nlXfi, Proprietor, ! July IS, IKH). if From Selin. Grove, Fa. WILLIAM K. DIIMtlll CHALKLfiT HOM Kllft G. SOMERS & SON, ! Importers and Dealers in Cloths. Cassimeres. Vesting, Taylors. Trimmings, &c, No 32 South Fourth Street, between Market and j Cheanut Streets, Philadelphia. Merchants others visiting the city would find ' it to their advantage to give them a call and ex inline their slock. Marrh 10, 18U0 I HARDWARE ! HARDWARE 1 1 JUST received hy A. W. FISH EK, at his Drug Store, Sunbury, Pa., j SCOOPS, SHOVELS, FORKS. LOO- j CHAINS, MILL SMWS, CKOS8- CUT SAWS. j Also, Screws, Butts, Door Knobs, Thumb , Latches, and all hardware iiecesry for building. I A Klciiilid hi of pocket and table cutlery, Scis- j ora, German Silver Spoons. ! Loolilng GlntiNC. A large stock of Looking Glasses, received and for sale hy A. W. FLSHEK. ' Sunbury, .luly 17, ISoS. j J. P. SHINDEL GOBIN, I Attorney 5 Counsellor sit Law B-CJNBTJR"5T, i WILL attend faithfully to the collection of claims j mot all professional business in the counties of j Northumlierland, Montour, Union and Snyder, i ounsel niveii in the liermun language. I C Ollice one door east of Ihe Prothonotary's J ollice. Sunbury. Ma SC, IPCO. ly j THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, j UROADWAY.CliRXKR OF FRANKLIN 8TRKET j NEW -2-ORX CITY, j der. induvemeiiia to Merchant, and '1'ouri.t. vi.itinr iw York, uii.lirpuiwMl hv liny Hotel in Hie Metropolis. the lollowiui are among Hie advunliige. which it pones- i .. and which will I appreciated hy all tiaveh-r.. sl. A central kicmion. convenient to (ilace. of bu.ilicM, ; 1. well 11. place, of amusement. .... 1 ltd rcrnpul.u.ly cle:ui, wt-H furni.hed sitnng risim., , .viih a mat'inticeiit Ijidie. I'alh, coianianding ail exten sive view of llroiidwuy ... L d. Urirennd anneihly funiiaked sitlinf room., with a rniiKiiifteut I'arlor, coiiniuiiiding an exteimve view 01 llitiadway. , ... 4th Ik-ini; cmlucled on Ihe ruropean plan. viaiur. ran live in me hert style, with the gtealesl eouion.y j jjth. It is connected with Tttjlor's) Celebrated Saloonn, where vijitor. can have Iheir meals, or, if they deaire Itiev will I furnished in their own rooms. tiili. The fate served in Ilia gsloons and H-U! i ac .iwwleil!e.l hy cpicuies. U b -aatly superior u Uwt of nv irther Holel iu the city. i .u With all ihee ailvantaxea, the eost of liviiit iu the iMtcruiilional, u much helnw that of anv other first class j,", ' 01L6ON k CO., I'ropnetors. August 4, I860. W Ol'LDlN0'8 Prepared Glue, and Phelleya Mucilag. r Price per hotlle and Iwiwh S cents Cordiul F.lixir of Culiaaya Uark k Beiixme, for removing ,ca,!- FOR 8 U.E AT THIS OFFICK. Puuhury, Mar'.h 17 Ibtto ANEW LOT OF HARDWARE & 8AD DLERY. Also, the best assortment of Iron Wil and Steel to be found in the county, at the Mammoth .tore of FK1L1NG & GRANT. Sunbury, une 8, 1860. SKELETON SKIBT8- VT the Mammoth Store will be found a very large assortment of Skeleton Skirts TclTmr "fRILIMJ & GRANT. II O! YE LOVERS OF SOUP! Afresh euoulT of Macaroni ana voniecuonery b Sunbury, June 8, I860. iL imrmrtant to the L.ADIE8 to knew tbat I v,.nna &. Grant, have the beat and largest assortment of Drew Good, in theceunty. Sunbury. June a. ia". FRESH SUPPLY OF DRUGS at the Mammoth Store. AUo, anew iihdi per Sunbury, M.y S. WO. . ,TENT BRITTANIA 8TOPPER8 fo bar bottles fer sale MASSER. B AR Iron. Steel. Nail.. Picks, Grub-Hoe. and .Mason Hammers, at low price.. Sunbury, June 13, 1 880. m irivnnw kHADES. A verv fine and VV ",Kn assortment, iuat received by Rail road from New York, at the Mammoth .tore of a. f.rant. We have alaa lor sale ,...,.... Jt Co', celebrated Patent Pendulum Curtain Fixture. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. THE FLAG OF FOBT SUMTER. Adaresied to A!ajor Anderson and all true American. BY I'UAM.HS t. LLKF.NS. Aloft with the Banner 1 and let its proad folds, A tbey flash on the breeze in the glow of the morning, Proclaim to the world that the Union jet holds Our homes and onr hearts, spite of treason aod scorning. Though yon muttering crew Have conspired to undo The work of our fathers, let us still be true 1 Aod when centuries, roll o'er disunion's cursed grave, Our Banner of Banners unsullied shall wave! What braves have uplifted the Flag of the Free I See Lewis and Clark, Eaton, Stephen De catur Frement on the mountain, Lynch on the Dead Sea, Kane at the North Pole aod Strain at the Equator ; 1 1 crowned Perry's sweep, Stewart's cruise o'er the deep, Aod woooded Wool bore it up Queens tow a's red steep : It has Boated o'er Washington, Jackson and Scott, And woe to the craven who'd wish it a blot I The creseiit of Moultrie, the pine of the North, And the rattlesnake flag of Paul Jonos are oor glory I TweS the Spirit of union tbot carried tbem forth, Aod their triumph, resound in American story. But that mongrel affair, Which disgraces the air, With its cross aud Palmetto, is nought but a soare, And falsehood's false blazon shall trail the dust, When the Baauer of Banners waves over the just. Let all narrow souls who prefer their own ritate, Co join with their kio who uphold their own section ; Kacb Americau fiuds every other his mate ; Aud gives half allegiance au iustaut rejection. The stars we oisplay Are the broad laud's array, either ''lone" uor "nfteea our wav, can illumine Though those that look backward may muffle their loss, With their contrary mixture of crescent acd cross. Beware of all leaders who seek to divide ! Beware of all strife between brother aod brother 1 Away with all party ! Away with all pride 1 Except iu the Union our nourishing mother ! The people are sou ml, Though lalse prophets abound. Who prattle ofsufety where none can be found In the Uniou is fame, growth, peace, plenty, aod power, In Disuoiou, decay from the severing hour From the White Mountain crags to the Und Kiver's Wood, From the Lakes to the Gulf, and from Ocean to Ocean, From Niagara Falls to the Dome of Mount Hood. There breathes the old spirit ol lofty devo tion ! Kude I'abawas still seeks Smooth Cape Sable's warm cheeks. And the Uuldeo Ute opens to Otter's twin peaks ; While the Bravo, Columbia aod Iludsou in vest With Missouri, the boast of South, East, North, aod West I Yet, spite of all this, party leaders are blind ; Deride our few statesmen, aud ride each bis hobby ; And rate is the member, e'eo faiotly inclined To thiuk more of bis country aod less of tbe lobby. How diffureut tbe men How sublime tbe day, when The old Slate House echoed Jobo Hao- cock's bold pen 1 Now passion debases tbu nation's debates, Aod dignified mobs claim tbe honors of Stales. Tbe glare of tbe comet will lead us astray, Aod the moon ofteo bides from tbe loviest liea.ee Our stars are the fixed ones tbat hallowed the day When the invader's fleet (elt Fort Mc- Heory's fierce leven 1 Then let our Hag fling To the wind its broad wing. Whose flap opposition may change to a sting i And when ages untold shall bave passed as a dream, May our Banner of Banners still flutter and gleam ! Oh God 1 in thy mercy provide us a chief Determined to keep bis bigb oatb when ooce taken ; Aod then, as our people emerge from their grief, Those who've shaven our staff, io their turn shall be shaken. Grant bim wisdom aud heart For tbe true ruler's part ; Aod oh I guard bim well from the dema gogue's art. Lest our nation, our land, and our world pass away I And Thine be tbe praise, dread Jehovah, for aye i (From Gudey's Lady's Book MY WARD. I was only twenty three years of age wheo 1 became tbat important personage, asuai- dian of tbe person aod fortuceof Miss Faonie Lee, and this was bow it happened i George Lee aod I wire classmates Id college, and were not oolv class bat room mates aod friends. We were called the inseparables, Damon and Pythias, and nume rous jokes went round tbe college about our friendship ; yet II stood tne test oi louryeara compaoiousbip ami inn ruut-uie i uor lennw cullegisus, aud aul.U .l.uu 'l.iti urui, uj tltft Calt. . i . t a j friends. He was a splendid fellow, a man to love and be proud to call friend. Wt settled in the same city, be as physician, I as lawyer, and our Intercourse was always plea sant, lie was an orpnao, and tne sole guar dian of one little sister fifteen years younger than bimseir. there was no other relalioos to wean the love these two felt one for the other away from them. Their father, an Koglishmao, bad brought bis wife from tbo ' old country," and when these two died the children stood alone. Mr. Lee was not wealthy, bot be left a small sum, ths interest of which was enough for the childreo to live opoo with economy. As soon as George was fairly started io the practice of mediciue, be settled this sum upon bis sister. When I was but twenty-three, George two years older, my friend became a victim to oor country's cbiel'est scourge, consumption. In bis last illness he implored me to accept the office of guardian to bis little sister. She was then at boarding-school, and, George argued, would probably remain there uulil 1 was married aod settled, or, if 1 desired it, until she was of age and able to take care of herself aod her properly. Glad to relieve my friend of any sad anxiety, 1 andertook the charge, aod was legally iotrusted with full power to guard Mies Fauoy aod ber money for the next eleven years. George died. It was a sore blow to me, yet the certainty that bis noble, self-sacrifl-ciog spirit was happy after many trials in this rough world,' was a consolation, aud, in time, other iulerests aod affections came to comfort me. Seven years passed away. I was still a bachelor, but keepiog bouse, with Mrs. Dodd for the presiding genius of my establishment. Mrs. Dodd was a melancholy woman, con stantly wiping tears from very pale blue eyes with the comer of her apron, referriog wild a sniffle to Dodd defuuel, or, as she termed bim, "my dear Henry." My days were passed in busiuess, my evenings in practising on tbe violin or reading. 1 bad tried tbe piano, and a grand piano in the parlor stood a sileol wituess of my failure, so 1 contented myself with buying a magnificent cover for it, and returned to the violin, which Mrs. Dodd en thusiastically declared 1 "played iu the most beautifullesl manner." In all these seven years my wsrd was at school. Uegularly every year I paid ber bills and lorwarded the remainder of ber income to ber teacher for Miss Faonie's wardrobe aud current expenses : aud, ibis duty over, 1 i thought no more about tier. 1 bad several precious documents fretn tbe principal of the seminary, reporting the progress made by Miss Leo iu the various branches taught at tbat institute, and tbeu another twelvemoolb would roll by before tbe intercourse was renewed. 1 had come, under this state of tbiugs, too look upon my ward as a very well behaved young lady, thoroughly conversant with the "Kuirlish branches, aiusic. aod the modern languuges," who would in tbe course ol time leave school, claim tbe capital of ber property, and probably marry some respecta ble mau, aud live io peace, leaving me in the same euviable state. Fancy, then, tbe eflect produced upon' my mind by the followiog epistle, which lay upon my desk one morniug in Jauuary ; Bkookdai.b, Jan. 18, 18. Drar Guardian : The balf yearly session of our school closes on Saturday oext, aud 1 finish my course. 1 am, between ourselves, horribly tired of school, aod so 1 am coming to live with you. That's what all youug ladies do who have guardians, ain't it t 1 kuow your address, because Miss Screweni evemut? or Tueidav. 1 cau'l ia eitctlf I ... a J a I nas it, and l win oe wnn you on Aioauuy which, because my uew boouet may not come home Saturday, in which case 1 must wait until tbe oiler noon boat on Monday. 1 am quite well, and hope to God you io a flourish ing slate of health. 1 bave no doubt you are a dear, clever old soal, who will not snub uie as tbey do bere, and if you are real good to me 1 am sure 1 shall love you like a bouse a re. You need not answer tbis, because I sball leave bere before your answer can reach me. Gome or send to tbe boat to meet me, won't you ? Yours, respectfully, 1' AKNIK LiKK. I was perfectly thunderstruck. Coming to my house I A dear old soul 1 1 looked over at tbe glass. 1 saw a tall, erect figure, face upon wbicb thirty summers bad left a brown bue, not entirely worn away oy tne winters cold ; a heavy black moustucbe, and thick, wavy black bair ; features so-so : eyes black and large. Then 1 glauced round my room, my olhce. All was oeal tbere, for 1 bad kept bachelor's ball too long to bave it disorderly. My mind wandered over tne bouse. Ihe two third-story rooms were vacant, and fitted up, ooe as a parlor, ooe as a bedroom, for I olten entertaiued my friends for several days together ; tbese rooms must be aired and arranged for Miss Lee. My imagination pic tured raw schoolgirl tbomuiug exercises on my grand piauo, dragging school books iuto my parlors, aod practising dancing on my carpels, or, still worse, a young lady, finished, filling my parlors with her admirers, keeping me up till morning to go out in the cold and bring ber borne from parties (I savagely resolved I would not take her to tbem.) l ben aootner uiea nasneo across me somebody mutt be there to play propriety ; I was too young to bave a laoy ol seveuteeu visitiog roe aloue. Mrs. Dodd was oot io ber element out of tbe kitchen aod pantry, 1 bad no mother, oo sister, bot 1 bad so auut. My blood seemed to ruo io little cold rills all through me as I thought of aunt Jane; bot 1 coold see no other way to accommodate Mrs. Grundy, so 1 took down my bat, and went to aunt Jane's. Tall, stiff, fricid was Aunt Jane, as usual. Chilling was my greeting, withering was tbe glance cast at my muddy boots, but my errand was successful. Aunt Jane bad al ways considered me foolish io living alone, and she agreed to make my house ber borne while my ward was wun me. Leaving ner with earte blanche for tbe arrangements, 1 went to court. My ward danced over my briefs, and I addressed the presiding judge ooce as Miss Lee, once as Miss Faonie. 1 was released at last, and went borne. What sight awaited me I 1 eking advan tage of my order to "do as (be thought pro per," Aont Jane bad instituted a regular bouse cleaning io the middle of January. As she bad oulv one day to do it in, she bad tekeo it all at once. From tbo garret to tbe cellar there was not a tire ( the farcace fire had gone out, aod tbere was no one to make it op i everybody was too bus. Tbere were women oo step-ladders, women under tables, women oo tbe stairs, women io tbo closets, women from tbe frontdoor to tbo roof. Buckets of water, targe cakes of aoap, rags, brushes, towels, brooms, bottles empty aod full, books, everything in tbe most direful coofusioo. I was standinK rnafullT cooUov plating the scene, when 1 beard a well-known soinie at my elbow. "1 am so sorry. Mr. Holmes." said M Dodd, "that we couldn't do tbe office , but it was locked, aod we could not find tbe key. n I hi the same iostant 1 felt a key slipped ,:i . . un Mentally promising Mrs Dodd ao extra V with her month's wages, I said t "Ob, I've got tbe key. Aunt Jane, I expect Miss Lee at midnight ; it is now five o'clock. May I ask how 1 am to receive ber io this mess f" "Oh. it will all be dooe bv that time. We did not take oo tbe carpets i onlv covered tbem, and we will soon get through." 1 went to tbe ollice. Dodd I Dodd I in comparable Dodd ! A fire burned brightly in tbe open grate, a cold collation was spread upon one of tbe tables, aod not a book was out of place. 1 was scarcely sealed wbeu my melancholy housekeeper entered with bot coffee and "You see, sir, Miss Jane said there was no time to get your dioner, so I did tbe best 1 could with tbe cold tongue and chicken, and 1 did manage some oysters if you will have them." Aod she left, to return with one of ber most delicious slews. "If Miss Lee wants a maid, sir, my cousin has a bandy eirl about tweoiv. who would be glad to come." "Have ber here tonight, I said. And, with a grateful courtesy and sniffle, Mrs. Dodd left me. Aunt Jane was as good as her word. When 1 left tbe house to go to tbe boat it was io its ujoal arder, though a racking headache remiuded me of tbe noise and con fusion that bad prevailed until after ten o'clock. The boat came up to the wharf the moment after 1 arrived there, aod 1 went on board to find my ward. I looked at all tbe yonng ladies, and instinctively 1 expected to see the blue eyes and fair hair ol my old friend George. One after another, all those I singled out were carried off by fathers or brothers, or. had ao escort with tbem. Con cluding tbat Miss Lee bad had te wait for ber new bonnet, 1 was leaving the boat when a tall elderly geotlemao near me said : "Well, Miss Fannie, we must try to find Mr. Holmes' house." I said, quickly, "Miss Lee ?" "Tbe same, sir," said the gentleman. "Miss Screwem asked me to take charge of ber. Are you a friend of M r. Holmes ? Miss Faonie, here is the gentleman your guardian uas seov to meet you. Coold tbat tiny little figure beside him be my ward T She was muffled op in' furs, wool lens, shawls, till she was nearly as broad as she was long, aod wore a heavy brown veil. She did maongp, however, to get a tiuy, neatly gloved bund out from ber wrappings, aud ex tended to me. "Mr. Jones has my checks," she said, io one of the clearest, sweetest voices 1 ever heard. Tbe gentleman banded me three checks, and then I offered my arm to Miss Lee. She first thanked her escort for the care he bad taken of ber, bade bim good by, and then turned to me. The carriage taken and trunks secured, we left tbe wbarf. "Why didn't Mr. Holmes comet" said Miss Faonie, as we drove through, tbe streets ; "wag he afraid of tbe rheumatism this cold oigbl? Oh, wasn't it cold on tbe wttter'l" "Were you sea sick t" I inquired. "Sva-sick 1 No, indeed 1 1 never was sick, any kind of sick in my life I Is this the bouse I opened tbe carriage door. Mrs. Dodd opened my froot door, aod Miss Lee ran in. 1 left ber to M rs. Dodd, and turned my at tentioo to tbe baggage. When 1 went iuto the. parlor, she was standing oear the foroace register, talking to Mrs. Dodd, and did not notice me. She had thrown aside tbe wrap pings, ana siooa mere in a brown merino dreM- which fitted a small, graceful figure, n..r.iln I T I , I, U I .1 l perieciiy. u unite ner brotbvr, sue was decided brunette. Her bair fell in short jetty curls ou ber shoulders, and ber dark, clear complexion glowed crimsoo at tbe cheeks, with tbe recent exposure to tbe cold. Her eve,, raised to Dodd's face, were large aod very dark. "Ob, never mind, Miss Jane," she was say ing, as I came in, "1 don't care if she has gone to bed. But whore's Mr. Holmes ?" "He'll be bere io a minute, I suppose I" "Tell me, is be awful old, aod will be be cross and fuBsy ?" "Old 1 cross ! fnssv r said Dodd ; "why, you tode home with bim 1" "Wbatl is that my ruarriian T That yonng, handsome man 1 Mr. Holmes I Well, 1 never was so astonished " "And delighted, I bone!" I siid, crossing tbe room to ber side. She did not blush or look confused at my address, but looked at me a moment with ber large brown eyes, aod then burst into a bearly fit of girlish laughter. Do you know, she said, after sbe recover ed ber gravity, "I tbooghl yoo were as old as the bills! I doo't know why, except that all tbe girls at school who bave guardians, bave old ones. Ain't it jolly f We can bave a great deal nicer times now, as it is, can't we?" I sincerely hope yon will find your new borne pleasact," 1 said, and I meant it. Tbe large parlors seemed to bave a new radiance cast over them by tbe presence of tbis tioy, merry girl. Mis. Hodd went to onu Lizzie, ner cousin, to be inaugurated io her duties as Miss Lee's maid, aud we were aloue. I am sure it will be pleasant," said my ward, "if you woo't snub me. 1 am so tired of being lectored and scolded, and it ain't of any use either to be always (if me. 1 can t be quiet aod ladylike, and all tbat sort of tbiog. 1 think I think 1 ain't one of tbe good kind." I could not help smiuog at ibis naive con fession. She came a little closer to me. ''You will be kind to me, woo't yoo ? You know 1 have nobody else !" 1 held oot both bands to ber. "Do you know," I said, gently, "bow much I loved your brother ?" "Yes, in a whisper. "I promised bim to be kind to yon. I bave neglected tbe charge be left me, bet 1 will make tbe future alone for it." Dodd aod Llxzie came in, and bidding my ward a cordial good-eight, I saw bar go op stairs, followed by Lizzie carryiug tbe cloaks, shawls aod furs. Such a life as I led tor the next six weeks I I doo't think tbat any uncaged monkey was ever more filled witb misobief aod fuo tbao M iss Fanoi I Ie. Sbe oearly tormeoted the lire oot of Aunt Jane and me. Sbe bid aunt's spectacles io my briefs. o that they fell oot in oourt ; and sbe pot the old lady's sooff-boi in my waistcoat pocket, to be produced io tbe same place. Sbe chose tbe momeots when I was absorbed io knotty case to fly to tbe piano, aod play the liveliest jigs, aod sing, Io a clear soprano voice, tbe most absord caricatures of opera musio, rolling op ber eyee, opening ber moutb to its fullest extent, and scattering tbe neat comical trills and crescendoes npon the air, till tbere was do alternative for me, and tbe papers were laid aside, to be studied oot after Miss Faonie Yetired. N o sooner did she see me disengaged tbao she was at mj side. Sbe pulled my moustache to make it grow, tbe said ; sbe pretended to find white bair, emon.' my blsrk ones, and made this ptetencs for jerking out a doieo at a time of the jetty ones. She took my newspaper wheo 1 was most interested in it, to make me a cocked bat, aod burned tbe tip of my nose trying to light my cigar. She bad a most splendid musical talent and played upon the piano with wonderful execution and expression. Ooa of her favor its plans for tormenting me was to propose duets. I would get my violin, and tbe little witch would take her place at the gravity of a deacon. She would throw her wbole soul into the music until she saw that I was inter ested and absorbed in it, aod then she would slyly dash off tbe most absurd variations on some negro melody, or dancing tone. As soon as I stopped, she would look up with an affectation of grave sut prise, and go on with her part of the music noijl 1 was again interested, wheo the jig or polka came io again so on till 1 threw aside my violin, when she would gravely lecture me upon tbe bad ex ample I was setting my ward, by losiog my temper. Yet I could not sincerely say that I wished her back at school. With all ber wild freaks she was affectionate and kind, aod 1 often saw that ber most daring pieces of mischief followed Aont Jane's severe lectures opon propriety. I'bey could not live in peace. It was like fire aud ice, aod auot Jane's severe cold manner would have broken tbe child's heart or spirit, bad not I been there to shield protect, aod indulge ber. 1 had never asked myself if I loved this wayward sunbeam: 1 know she made my borne a uomr, not a mere dwelling-house, aod I listened for ber voice, as for musio ; but she seemed to me such a child in her free, frank joyoosness, that 1 never thought of love. Ooe morning 1 wbs taken with a severe attack of nervous beadacbe. I bad been sub ject for years to such spells, and I threw my self upon the sofa in tbe parlor, certain tbat foi hours there was nothing for me but a quiet endurance. Dodd came in to darken tbe windows, get me a pillow, aud put the cam phor bottle near me, aod then 1 was alone. Soon 1 beard a merry laugh, and then a clear voice began to sIds a verse of stray song. It ceased suddenly, aod Fannin said "Sick I a beadacbe I Of course, I will be quiet, Miss Jane. I am so sorry 1" Light footsteps earns over tbe stairs, the psrlor door opened aod sbut softly, aod pre sently two soft cool haods fell geotly upon my forehead. "Can't I do aoytbiug for you ?" she whis pered. "Nothing, thank yoo. Don't let me keep you here in tbe dark ?" "Ob, please let me stay. I like to be where you are, better than anywhere." Tbe pain whs too bad for me to talk, so she sat down aod softly bathed my bead with Cologoe water, parting the bair with her light lingers, aod oiesmerisiog me with those soft cool bands till 1 fell asleep, pondering ' over bet last words. I awoke, free from pain, but languid, and 1 i beard Aunt Jane's voice in tbe parlor, at I Borne distance Irom my sofa. "You will find that be really disapproves of I your conduct. It is not proper, aod any young lady who allows herself to take such j liberties with a peolleman, loses her respect, j Was it my ward who spoke next T Tbe , voice was clear aod cold as Aunt Jane's 1 "1 think you are mistaken 1 I see that I j was wrong to love the ooly person who has , been really kind to me since my brother died, but 1 do not think my guardian misunderstood me. Still, 1 will take your advice, aod go i back to school till 1 am of age. Now mark ! me, not because vou advise me, but because t cannot live here oo cold formal terms with ' tnv rrnarrli'an an.l I a..." n rtt ni0 ti i m -xak Ufxn my guardian, aod I will not give him reason to despise me, by showing tbat I am grateful for bis love." The voice trembled a little but Aunt Jane merely said "You bare decided wisely," and left tbe ; room. 1 kept perfectly quiet. I heard one choking sob, aud tbeo light steps approacbiog my sofa. A tear fell upoo my forehead, and then soft, warm lips gently pressed tbe spot, aod ! Fannie went towards the door. Io an ioBtant 1 was oo rov feet beside her. Never oiiod wbat 1 said ; I did oot offend ber aod wheo 1 sat down upoo tbe sofa again, tbe tiny form neailed close io my arms. Ooly ooe question about our future life did my promised wile ask me "Auot Jane?" "Will return borne tbe day we are mar ried r And she did ; a haodsome present quite reconciling ber to the oiatcb, and repayiog ber for the tbree uioolbs sbespeot with me to play propriety when 1 received a visit from my "ward." A Problem. Speaking of problems, all Paris and the Departments bave beeo worried fur tbe last month over tbe following, published seriously in tbe Monde W.ustre. Draw a series of lioet thus : Then wilb three strokes of tbe Soger, aud without returning upon any line already touched, wipe them all out. All tbe slates, dead walls aud shop doors of Pari are oow sacrificed to this interesting exercise in ma thematics. Ccas roa DirTUEBiA. Here ia a remedy, .aid to be infallible, for Ihe cure of dij-theria : A small quantity of alieep'a aeet, say a spoonful, chopped fine, and boiled in a gill ol milk, and drank on tetiring to bed. Of course the throat ia to ha beuud with flannel. A friend tried the experimeut on Monday, and although .be was ao hoarse on retiring to bed thai .he could ot make herself be beard, she was able to comers, freely tbe next morniug, and at noun on Tuesday had se far recovered a. to be able to appear on Ihe atreeL Yesterday she resumed ber usual avocation.. Let those who are afflicted with aora throat try the remedy, aud those who do not need it should cut thi. paragraph out and preserve it for future reference. Certain Cuk Foa a Counu Somebody ssyst Take a champagne bottle, fill it with pore Boston rum, pot therein sixpence worth of Balai of Gilead bods. Let it soak twelve hours, shakiog occasionally to aid soakaire. Whenever yon cough take sip about a teaspoonlul just enough to moisten tbe throat Carry witb yon a small vial of it, with few of the buds in, in your pocket and use it. In two or tbree day ordinary coogbs will be cored, aod io a week tbe worst of ones. A pcm was somewhat taken aback, the other day. by the coolness with which the debtor said : "Call oo next Thursday, my dear sir, exactly at Wo o'clock, and I'll tell yon wheo yon can call sgaio." "Sonnoy, dear, yon bave a very dirty fare "Caa't help it. warm, dad's a Black Ite- publicsn." jP J 1 1 rji. DECEMBER, &c, etc Sweet Susie Brown 1 my pretty one ? I'm sure you most remember If not forjnve, at least for fuo Tbe sleigh ride in December ; When ell tbe belles and all the beaux, In spite of frosts would go forth, And queeze beneath the buOaloee, Eocb other's hands, Ac. How brightly beamed the Northern lights Above the spowy ridges! How pleasant were tbe winter nights, Observed from country bridges I Where toll was sough', with such address, Amid laughter, fuu and flatter; And lovers feel amid tbe press, Each other's hearts, Ac, 'This very singular sod queer, Of all the male devices. Love's flame should born so bright and clear Oo angels formed of ices, And yet we know its flame, indeed, Most brilliantly will glow fertb, Wheo fanned behind a flying Steed, Hid nnder furs, &e. I'm sure yon mind the village :do, Tbe supper aod the revel ; How io the general dine and din, Love shot bis arrows level Aod doo't forget bow Marry Kidd, Embraced you io tbe buttery ; You kissed his lips you know you did And he kissed yours, etc. And wheo tbe forfeits all were paid, How ooe old maid resisted, Until tbe younger ladies said, A prude tbey all detested ; "Desist 1" sbe cried tbe Ancient Ann "I'll never yield to any man My virgiu lips," Ae. Tbe wintry winds, the homeward way, Blew chilly in our faces ; But underneath oor furs we lay, All snugly in oor places ; Ooe girl upon the forward snot Tbe pretty Nelly Satterlee Declared Jack Frost bad pinched ber check And Billy Frost, etc. Another nnderneath ber robe, (Tbe buffaloes, not ber dresses,) Fair Patieoce, witb attendant Job Detected in caresses, Spring up witb aogry, blushing face, Her iuoocence to show forth, But showed ber corls were out of place, Her collar gone, Ac. And tben tbe parting at the door 1 Its tender mutual blisses I Sweet lips, from their abundant store, Gave to tbe poor in kisses ! Tbe parting word tbe long embrace Cupid's most dangeroos witchery, Brought fire to many a boyish face, And raised sweet hopes, Ac. Dear SoBie Brown, save yon and I, Of all tbat load of merriment No other pair are left to try Love's latest best experiment ; And when tbe coming snows sball spread, Oor mutual hopes sball glow forth, May Hymen bless oorouplual bed, Increase our joys, Ac. Miscellaneous. The Philosophy of Seeping Warm. A thin shawl may be made warm by folding a newspaper inside or it. J be paper is im pervious to tbe wind and cold air from out side, and prevents the rapid escape of the warm air beneath it. Every one koows that tbe beat of the body is carried, off much more rapidly in a bigb wind than ia a calm. Tbe wind blows away the heat involved from the body ; but in a perfectly still air tbe beat remains and constitutes an atmospheric en velope so Dearly of tbe same temperature witb tbe body itself, tbat tbe latter is so quickly robbsd of its oalural beat. There are some very interesting facts about tbe body in power to make aod contain beat, wbicb are familiar to all, when told, but wbicb are seldom thought of io daily experience. For example, the body will bold a great deal more beat than it gets from its own furnaces. Tbe stomach is a foroace, and oor food is the fuel. It keeps np a uniform temperature io tbe blood equal to about 98 degrees of Fah renheit's therometer. If the stomach could consume food fast eoough to maintain tbat beat the body could not be frozen by any extreme of cold. But io proportion to tbe severity of cold to wbicb tbe body is exposed is tbe rapidity with which it loses. Some substances taken into tbe stomach make a hot blaze much sooner than others, as brandy. To rot brandy in tbe stomach is like putting pitch under a steam boiler. It soon burns out, and the greater heat injures) the furnace. We say that tbe body will hold more beat than it gets from ils owo furnaces. Heat is measured by degrees. Oo going out of a warm room, the body will immediately begin to lose ils heat, aod it must part with a cer tain number of degrees before it can begio to feel cold. Tbe direction bas sometimes beeo given "Doo't hug tbe stove, if yoo are going to set oul on a cold journey." But experi ence says do bug it. Get in as many degrees of heat as you can carry, if it is 500. Then wrap yourself up well, aod you eau economize tbese 5CU degrees through a long ride. But if you bad ooly taken 100 degrees at tbe start, tbey woold bave been exhausted mid way of the journey, aod you would bave begun to feel cold. Nevertheless, it is ao oubealtby habit to accustom one's self on ordinary occasions to more beat than is actu ally needed. Tbis is a very common lault, and bears on the pocket as well as on tbe health. Ooe may easily get tbe babit of requiring two or tbree more blankets on a ben tbao are oecessary. Some families will born twice tbe foel tbat others do, aud enjoy less comfort. The extremities of the body get cold first, ofteo to a painful degree, while the trunk i. warm. But so long as tbe truok keeps warm in a person of common, vigoroos health, there is little fear of "catching cold" by acbiag toes or fingers. Io rail car (idiug.it is much safer lor to let tbe toes echo, than to allow ihe longs to feed oo the foul air around the stove. When you set oat on a winter journey, if yoo are liable to sutler irom coio toe., wnico many people do io spite of "rubbers," fold a piece of newspaper over yoar stocking, which yoo can easily do, if your boots or shoes are not irrationally tight. Tbis is belter Ibas "rubbers," which are, io fact, very cold com forters in extreme, while tbey make the feel swaat io moderate weather. The soain use of Jadia lubber overshoe is to keep out water, and for that tbey aro second only to stout, water proof, first-rate, calf-skio boot. Tbere is not a more villainously or onwhole. some article of wear made than tbe high topped robber boot. It makes tbe foot ten der, especially in children, gives an ngly gait and when left of io any weather, the wearer i, liable to "catch cold " Saint Crispin Is the best friend of tbe human foot, when bis leather and stitches are honest. Although tbe body can take in a greater number of degrees of heat than it gels from its own furnace, the stomach, yet its cspacity is limited io this respect. For example when Ihe hand is warm, yoo cannot bold it in tbe air of a bot ovon for a second ; but wheo it is cold, and especially when damp also, yon may bold it tbere for some lime without being obliged to withdraw it. And so of the wbole body. Jt appears that tbe body may carry less, as well as mora beat, than the quantity supplied by its own furnaco. Its extremities and its surface often becooie painfully cold. Jo winter, a traveller occasionally finds in a hotel a deficiency of bed covering ; or io tbe Sensitiveness of disease, be may require more than io health. Tbe newspaper for which he paid two eents on tbe cars, spread under the npper cover, will be eqoal to an additional blanket. A piece of silk oil cloth, stitched in tho folds of a shawl, is more flexible than the paper, and will last a wbole winter. It has tbe advantage of securing inward warmth without the additional weight of a thicker garment. The constitutional vivacity and temper of a person has much to do with his eud.ranca of cold. For this vivacity a sort of nervous fire tbat lessens tbe sensibility to outward impression. An indifferent, milk and water person, without energy aod force, is at tbe mercy of every cold blast tbat sweeps round tbe corner, lie, and especially she, bas no defence but to wear a dozen shawls during tbe day, and sleep under a bale of blankets at oigbt. One without aoy mental purpose, (unfortunately tbere are such,) thoogb io vigorous health, is much more liable to catcb cold than a spirited, delicate body boot on some positive pursuit. In tbis world of changeable climates, tbere are not a few people wbo get a habit of beiog aonyed by aoy weather that is in tbe slightest degree adverse to their present caprice. In winter tbey don't like winter; in summer, they prefer autumn ; and in autumn, spring is the most delightful season of tbe year. A snow storm in August would be charming, bot iu its proper season it is perfect nuisance. For such people, we are utterly incapable of writing any useful bints. We hope they will succeed in doiog wbat they bave set oot to do, until tbey are punished into acquiescence wun all tbe seasons ol tbe year tbat is, in making themselves uncomfortable, do matter wbat wind blows, or wbat sua shines. The Century. How to become a real estate agent marry a rich wife. Ji aimers' department. Fkedino Urns in Wintkr. The value of warm food aod of a variety of kinds for bens has often beeo reiterated, but tbe following record of experience is furnished the Ameri can Agriculturist by a correspondent : I bave twenty-eight chickens, large aod small, several of them fall chickens. 1 ob tained but a few eggs tbe fore part of the wioter not more than ooe or two a day. The feed was cotn and oats. Io Jaoaary I tried the experiment of bot feed ooce a day, io the moroiog. As soon as tbe fire was started iu the cook stove, I put a quart or so of small potatoes iUttQ old dripping pan, and set tbem in tbe oven. After breakfast I took a quart or more of wheat aod buckwheat bran, mixed put it in tbe swill pail, aod mixed it into thin mush witb boiling water, tbeu added aboot ooe quart of live coals from the stove, and put in the potatoes bot from tbe oveo, addiog all tbe egg shells on hand, and sometimes a little salt, sod sometimes a little sulphur. These masbed together are fed immediately in a trough prepared for the purpose, made about teo feet long, of two boards six inches wide, nailed together, and two short pieces nailed oo the cuds, with a narrow strip bailed lengthwise ou tbe top, aod two bearers under. Tbe object of Ibis was to keep tbe bens out of the trough, and leave room to eat each side of tbe uarrow strip. At dooo 1 fed six ears of coro cut op in pieces an iuch long; and io the evening oats aod wheat ecreeniugs about a quart. Now for tbe result : Io about a week tbe number of eggs iocreesed six fold, and iu about two weeks, aud since, tbey have raoged from twelve to twenty eggs per day. Tbe coldest weather made no ditfereore. When it was cold acd stormy, 1 kept tbem in tbe ben-boose all day, aod generally until teu or twelve o'clock. Such singiog over the coro at noon I never beard from hens be fore a coucurt of music tbat would have dooe any lover of eggs good to hear, Tub lixsrsERRV. Tbe raspberry will do well in aoy good, rich aod deep gardeo sod, but it succeed best where it is iucliued to be moist. !o a dry, sandy soil, the more tender sorts will ripeo the wood belter, but iu such a soil through mulching is oecessary. Tbe best situatioo is a border oo the north side of a feuue. Tbey may be grown finely in young orchards, say two row between each row of trees. The raspberry may be pluoted from two to three leet apart, and the cane should be cut down to within twelve or eight teeu ior.bes if the grouod according to the strength of Ihe plant, catting tbe weakest cane tbe shortest, and no fruit should be allowed to gruw'the first season. Tbe buds are to be picked off, tbat all the strength to the roots may go iuto the Dew canes, aud these should be carefully tied to a stake, as oo their health and vigor depeud the crop the uext seasou. Pruoiog the raspberry is a very simple operation ; the canes are pro duced one season, bear fruit tbe next, aud tbeu die. M. H. E. Important to Fahmkks Upon tbe ques tion of "How much oi k will a bushel of corn maker Mr. lL.hard Thatcher, or Penofjl vaoia, give iu the New York Tribune, ths) result of feeding scalded or cooked coru ne.l, iu several instances, to fattening hogs. The result of oo trial gave sixteen aod one half pound of pork for each bushel of fifty six poooda fed out. Iu another instance seven teeo aod nearly one-balf pounds was tbe gam from a bushel. The breed of bogs expert, mooted opou was 'Chester" (county, la.) white, wbicb we regard as among tbe best . i. i. k. o.inuirr. ne bave re cently seen accouots of several olber experi ments of reading bogs iu tbe same way. with similar result, while tbe same breed of hog r... i l. ,.,i,iik,e s,i. uDon drveora in the ear. gave a return of about ooe-tkird ol lb weight competed wun mot lea on io cornea meal.