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THE TWO ISABELS.
OR COQUETISH SEVENTEEN. BY MRS. S. C. HALL. Oh , love, lure, lore! lore is like dizziness, It will not let a poor man go about his business. And are those follies going, And is my poor heart growing Too cold, or wise, for woman's eyes Again to tut it glowing 1 Moors. Tlio Genera put on his spectacles, and looked steadfastly at Isabel foi at least wo minutes. "Turn your head," ho said, at last "there, to the left." Isabel Montford, although an ackuowl edged beauty, was as amiable as sho was admired ; she had also a kecu appreciation of character; tv J, though somewhat piqued, was amusodby thaoddity of her aunt's old lover. The General was a fine example of tho well-preserved person and manners of the past century j'Jbcauty always recogni ze!) beauty ns a distinguished relative; and Isabel turned her head, to render it as at tractive as it could be. Tho General smiled, and after gazing for another minute with evident pleasure, ho aid "Do me the favor to keep that atti tude, and walk across the room." Isabella did so with much dignity; she certainly was exceedingly handsomo ; her tep light, but firm ; her figure, admirably poised ; her head, well and gracefully pla ced; her features, finely formed; her eyes and smile, bright and confiding. She would have been more captivating had her dress been less studied ; her taste was ev idently Parisieu rather than classic. The gentleman muttered Something, in which the word?, "charming," and "to be regret ted," only met her car; then he spoko dis tinctly: "You solicited my candor, young lady you challenged comparison between you and your compeers, and the passing belles whom I have seen. Now, be so kind as to walk out of the room, re-enter, and curt ey." Had Isabel' Montford been an uneduca ted young lady, sho7might have flounced out of salon, in the obedience to her dis pleasure, which was very decided but as it was, she drcwherself to her full height and swept through the folding-doors. The General took a very largo pinch of snuff. ''That is so perfectly a copy of poor aunt!" ho murmered ; "just bo would sho pass onward, like a ruffled swan ; she went after that exact fashion into the ante-room, when ha refused me, for the fourth time, thirty five years ago." Tho young Isabel re-entered, and curt leyed. The gentleman seated himself, lean ed his hands upon the head of his beautiful inlaid cane which ho carried rather for how than use and said, "Young lady, you look a divinity 1 Your touflicure is perfection ; but your curtsey is frightful ! A dip, a bob, a bend, a shuffle, a slide, a canter neither dio-niGed, graceful, nor self possessed ! A curtsey is in graco what an adagio is Th music ; only masters of the art can execute either tho one or the other. Why, the beauty of tho Duchess of Devonshire could not have saved her rep utation as a graceful woman, if Bhe had dared such a curtsey as that." Z "I assure you, sir," remonstrated the of fended Isabel, "that MadamoMicheau " "What do I care for the woman !" ex claimed the General, indignantly. "Have I no memory ?" "Can you uot teach me?" said Isabel, amused and interested by his earnestness. "I teach you I I ! No ; tho courtseys which captivated thousands in my youth wero more an inspiration than an art. The very queen of lallrt, in tho present day, cannot courtscy." '.'Could my aunt ?" inquired Isabel, a littlo saucily. - "Your aunt, Miss Montford, was grace itself. Ah ! there are no such women now a-days And, after the not very flattering obser vation, tho General moved to the piano. Isabel's brows contracted and her cheeks flushed ; however, sho glanced at the looking-glass, was comforted, and smiled. lie raised the cover, placed tho scat with tho grave galantry of an old courtier, and invited the young lady to play. Sho obey ed, to do her justice, with prompt polite ness ; she was not without hope that there, at least, the old gentleman would confess she was triumphant. Her white hands, gemmed with jewels, flew over the eyes like winged seraphs ; they bewildered the eyo by the rapidity of their movements. Tho instrumentthuudered, but the thunder was so continuous that lliere was no echo ! The contrast will come by-and-by," thought the disciple of tho old school "there must lo some shadow to throw up the lights." Thunder-crash thunder-crash drum rattle a confused, though eloquent, run ning backward and forward of sounds, tho rings flashing liko lightning! Another crash louder a great deal of crossing hands violent strides from one end of tho instrument to the other prodigious dis plays of strength on the part of tho fair performer a terrifio shako ! . ' "What desperate exertions !" thought ! tho General ; and all to produce a soulless noiso." Then followed a fearful banditti of Octaves another crash, louder and more prolonged than the rest; and sho looked up with a triumphant umile a smile con veying the same idea as 'the pause of an opera dancer after a most wonderful pirou ette , ," "Do you keep a tuner in the house, my dear young lady?" inquired the General. If a look could have annihilated, ho would have crumbled into ashes ; but he only returned it with admiration, thinking, "How astonishingly like her aunt, when she refused me the second time?" "And that is fashionable music, Miss Montford ? I have lived so long out of England, only hearing the music of Bccth oven, and Mozart, and Mendelssohn, I was not aware that noise was substituted for power, and that execution had banished expression. Dear mo ! why, the piano is vibrating at this moment ! Poor thing how long docs a piano last you, Miss Mont ford?" Isabel was Using her temper, when for tunately her aunt still Miss Vere came to the rescue. The lovers of thirty years past, would have met any where elso as strangers. Tho onco rounded and queen like form of the elder Isabel was shorn of its grace and beauty; of all her attributes, of all her attractions, dignity only remain' ed ; and it was that high-bred, innato dig nity which can never be acquired, and is never forgotten. She had not lost the eigth of an inch of her height, and her gray hair was braided in full folds over her fair but wrinkled brow. Isabel Montford looked so exactly what Isabel Vcrc had been, that General Gordon was sorely per plexed; Isabel Vere, if truth must be told, had taken extra pains with her dress ; her niece had met the General the night before, and her likeness to her aunt had so recall ed tho past, that his promised visit to his old sweetheart (as he still called her) had flutterod and agitated her more than she thought it possible an interview with any man could do; she quarreled with her beau tiful gray hair, sho cast off her black vel vet dress disdainfully, and put on a blue Moire antique. (She remembered how much the captain no tho General, once admired blue.) Sho was not coquette; even gray hair at fifty-five does not cure coquetry whero it has existed in all its strength ; but, for the sako of her dear niece, she wished to look as well as possi ble. She wondered why she had so often refused "poor Gordon." She had been all her life of too delicate a mind to be a husband-hunter, too well satisfied with her position-to calculate how it could be improv ed, and yet, sho did not hesitate to confess to herself that now, in the commencement of old ago, however verbant it might be, she should have been happier, of more con" sequence, of more value as a married wo man. She had to much good sense, and good taste, to belong to the class of dis contented females, consisting of husband less and childless women, who seek to es tablish laws at war with the laws of the Almighty ; so, if her heart did beat a little stiffly, and sundry passages passed through her brain in connection with her old ado rer, and what the future might be she may be forgiven, and will be, by those not ttrong minded women who understand enough of the waywardness of human na ture to know that, if young heads and old hearts are sometimes found together, so are young hearts and old heads. Tho young laugh to scorn the idea of Cupid and a crutch, but Cupid has strange vagaries, and at any momcut can barb his crutch with tho point af the arrow. "The old people," as Isabel Montford irreverently called them that evening, did not get on well together ; they were in a great degree disappointed one with the oth er. They stood up to dance tho minuet (Its la cour, and Isabel Vere languished and swam as she had never done before ; but tho General wandered how stiff she had grown, and hoped that he was not as ill used by time as Mistress Isabel Vere had been. At first Isabel Montford thought it "good fun," to see tho antiquities bow ing and curtseying, but she became inter ested iu the linrterin2 courtiness of the lit- tic scene, trembled lest her aunt should ap pear ridiculous", and then wondcrod how she could have refused such a man as Gen eral Gordon must have been. Days aud weeks, flew fast; the Gener al becamo a constant visitor in the square, and the heart of Isabel Vero had never beaten so loudly at twenty as it did at fif-ty-and-five ; nothing, sho thought, could be more natural than that the General should recall the days of his youth, and seek the friendship and companionship of her who had never married, while he faithless man ! had been guilty of two wives during his "services in India." It was impossi ble to tell which of the ladies he treated with the most attention. Isabel Montfort took an especial delight in tormenting him, and he was sinical enough towards her at times. Although ho frankly abused her piano-fortc-playing, yet he evidently pre ferred it to the music Miss Vere practiced so iudefatigably to please him or to the songs she sung, in a voice which from a high "soprano," had been crushed by time nt o what might be considered a very sin gular "mezzo." He somehow forgot to find fault with Miss Montford's dancing, and moro than once became her partner in quadrille. It was evident, that while tho General was growing young, Miss Vere remained "ossho was 1" Isabel Montford amused herself at his expense, but ho did uotr-quick-sightcd and man of the world though he was perceive, it. At first ho was remarkably foud of recalling and dating events, and dwelling upon the grace, and beauty, and interest, and advantage, of whatever was past and gone much to the occasional pain of Isabel Vere, who, gentle- hearted as sho was, would have consigned datotothe bottomless pit; latterly, how ever, he talked a good deal more of the present than of the past, and greatly to the annoyance of younger men, fell into the duties of escort to both ladies, accompa nying them to places of public promenade and amusement. On such occasions, Miss Isabel Vere looked either earnest or bashful yes pos itively bashful; and Miss Isabel Mont ford, brimfull of as much mischief as a lady could delight in. At times, the Gen cral laid asido his conical observations, to gether with his cane, which was not even replaced by an umbrella; to confess the truth, he had experienced several symp toms of heart disease, which, though they made him restless and uucomfortable, brought hopes and aspiration of life, rather than fears of death. One morning, Isabel Montford and the General wero alone in the salon where this little scene first opened. "Our difference has never been settled yet," she exclaimed, gaily ; you have nev er proved to mo the superiority of the Old school over tho-New." "Simply because of your superiority to both," ho replied. "I do not perceive the point of tho an swer, said the young lady, "wnat nas my superiorly over both to do with the question. ' The General aroso and shut tho door. Do you think you could listen to mo seri ously for five minutes?" ho said, "Listening is always serious work," she answered, lie iook ner uauu wiium uis; sho felt it was the hand of age; the bones and siuews pressed on her soft palm with an earnest pressure. "Isabel Montford could you love an old man?" She raised her eyes to his, and wonder ed at the light which filled them: "Yes," she answered, "I could love an old man dearly; I could confide to him the dearest secret of my heart." "And your heart, your heart itself? Such things have been, sweet Isabel." His hand was very hard, but she did not with draw hers. "No, not that, because because I have not my heart to give." She spoke rapid ly, and with emotion. "I have it not to give, and I have so longed to tell you my secret! You have such influence with my aunt, you have been so affectionate, so like a father to mo that if you would only inter cede with her, for him and me, I know she could not refuse. I have often often thought of entreating this, and now it was so kind of you to ask, if I could love an old man, giving me the opportunity of show ing that I do, by confiding in you, and as king your intercession." The room became misty to the General's eyes, and the rattle of a battle-field soun ded in his cars, and beat upon his heart. "And pray, Montford," he said, after a pause, "who may him be?" "Ah, you do not know him! my aunt forbade the coutinuance of our acquaintance the day before I had the happiness to meet you. It was most fortunato I wooed you to call upon her, thinking " (looked up at his fine face, whoso very wrinkles were aristocratic, and smiled her most bewitch ing smile) "thinking the presence of the only man she ever loved would soften her, and hoping that I should one day be privileged to address you as my friend, my uncle!" And sho kissed hissed his hand. It really was hard to bear. "I have heard her say," persisted young lady, "that when prompted by evil counsel, she refused you, she loved you. and since your return sho only lives in your presence." The General wondered if this was true, and thought ho would not give the young beau ty a triumph. He was recovering his self possession. "I remembered your admira tion of passing belles, and felt how kindly you tolerated rac, for my aunt's sake; and surely you will aid me in a matter upon which my happiness of that poor dear fellow depends?" She bent her beautiful eyes on the ground. "And who is the poor dear fellow?" inquired the General, in a singularly husky voice. "Henry Mandcville," half-whispertd Isabel, "Oh, is it not a beautiful name? tho initials on those lovely handkerchiefs you gave me will still do I. N." "A son of old Admiral Mandcville's?" "The youngest son," she sighed, "that is my aunt's objection, were he tho eldest, sho would have been too happy. Oh, Bir, he is such a fine fellow-such a hero!-lost a leg at Cabool, and received I don't know how many stabs from those horrid Aff gara's." "Lost a leg!' repeated the General, with an approving glance at his own; "why he can never dance with you.' "No, but he can admire my duncing, and docs not think my curtsy a dip, a shuffle, a bend, a bob, a slide, a canter! Ah! doar General, I was always perfection in his eyes." "By the immortal duke," thought the General, "the young divinity is laughinat mc." "My auut only objects to his want of money; now I have abundance for both; and your rcccommendation, dear sir, at the Horse Guards, would at once, placo him in somo position of honor and of prof it; and even if it wero abroad, I could leave my dear aunt with the consciousness that her happiness is secured b r you, dear, guardian angel that you are. Ah! sir, at your time of life you can have no idea of our feelings." Oh, yes, I have?" sighed the Gener- al. "Bless you!" she exclaimed enthusias tically. "I thought you would recall the days of your youth aud feel for us; and when you see my dear Harry"- "With a corkleg'- "Ay, or with two cork legs-you will I know bo convinced that my happiness is as secure as your own." "Women are riddles, ono and all ! said the General, "and I nhould have known that before." "Oh! do not say such cruel things and disapoint me, depending as I have been on your kindness and affection. Hark!'' Bhe continued, "I hear my aunt's footstep, now dear,-dcar General, reason coolly with her -my very existence depends on it. If you only knew him! Promise, do promise, that you will use your influence, ull-powcrful as it is, to savo my life." , She raised her beautiful '-eyes, swim ming in unshed teais, to his; she called him her uncle, her dear noble hearted-friend; she rested her cnowy hand lovlingly, im ploringly on his shoulders, and even mur mured a hope that, her aunt's consent once gained, it might not bo imposssible to have tho two weddings on the same day. Tho General may have dreaded the ban ter f sundry members of tho "Senior United Service Club," who had already jested much at his dovotion to tho two Isa bels, ho may have felt a generously desire to make two young people happy, and his good sense doubtless suggested that sixty five and seventeen bear a strong affinity to January and May, he certainly did himself honor, by adopting the interest of a brave young officer as his own, and avoided the banter of " the club,'' by pledging his thrice-told vows to his "old love," the same bright morning that his "now love" gave her heart and hand to Henry Mandevillc. The Broken Hearted. About two years ajro. I took up my res idence fur a few weeks in a country village, iu the eastern part of New England. Soon after my arrival, I became acquainted with a young lady apparently abut seventeen years of age. She had lost the idol of her heart's purest love, and the shadow of deep and holy memories were resting like the wing of death upon her brow. I first met her in the presence of the mirthful. Sho was, indeed, a creature to bo admired ; her brow was garlanded by the young year's sweet flowers, ond her sunny tresses were hanging beautiful and low upon her bosoui, and she moved through the crowd with flouting unearthly grace that the bewildered gazer looked almost to see her fade away in the air, like the cre ation of a pleasant dream. She seemed cheerful, and even gay; yet I saw that the gayety was but a mockery of her feelings. She smiled, but there was something in her smile which told mc that its mournful beau ty was but the bright reflection of a tear ; and her eyelids at times passed heavily down a3 if struggling to repress tho agony that was bursting up from her heart's se cret urn. She looked as if she could have left the scene of festivity, and gone out be neath tho quiet stars, and laid her forehead down upon tho fresh, green earth, and poured out her stricken soul, gush after gush, till it mingled with the eternal foun tain of purity and life. I have lately hoard that the young lady of whom I have spoken is dead. The close of her life was as calm as the falling of a quiet stream ; gentle as the singing of the breeze that lingers for a time around the bed of withered roses, and then dies for very sweetness. It cannot bo that earth is man's only abiding place. It cannot bo that our life is a bubble, cast up by tho ocean of eterni ty, to float a moment on its surface, and then sink into mere nothingness and dark ness. Else, why is it that tho high and glorious aspirations which leap like angels from the tcmplo of our hearts, aro forever waudering abroud unsatisfied ! Why is it that tho rainbow and tho cloud came over us with a beauty that is not of earth, and then pass off and leave us to muso on their faded loveliness? Why is it that the stars which hold the festival around the miduighl throne, aro set above tho grasp of our limited faculties, and forever mock ing us with their unapproachable glo ry? Aud finally, why is that bright forms of human beauty arc presented to tho view, and then taken from us, leaving the thou sand streams of affliction to flow back in an Alpine torrent upon our hearts ? We aro born for a higher destiny than that of the earth. There is a realm where tho rainbow never fades; where tfio stars will be out beforo us like tho islands that slumber on the ocean ; and where tho beau tiful beings that hero pass before us liko visions, will stay in our presence. George D. Prentice. BAn editor observes that "it is a solemn thing to bo married." Another re plies that "it is a great deal more solemn not to be." ArAuvi!PTfcTn AT 1. , i 1 i'iiu.iinu. iuuriiewug vu uu kinds, rcmarkablv scarce vegetables nrcttv much out of the finest inn. Polafnna. a --0-- - 'ticlc not to be had. ar. WORK. . BY CIIARXES 8 WAIN. ArtCMDi oh Man, Uplift the banner of thy kind, Adrance the ministry of mind, . The mountain height is free to climb, Toil on Mail's heritngo is Time! Toilonl Work on and wins Life without work is unenjoyed; The happiest are the best employed! Work mores and molds the mightiest birth, Grasps the destinios of earth! Work on! Work sows the seed; Eren the rock may yield its flower, No lot so hard, but human power, Exerted to one end and aim, May conquer.fate,.and capture fame! Press on! Press onward still, In Nature's centre lives the fire, That slow, though sure, doth yet aspire; Through fnnthoms deep of mold and clay It splits the rock that bars its wajrl Press on! If Nature then Lay fame beneath hor weight of earth, -.Vhen would her hidden fire know birth? Thus Man, though granite Fate, must find, The path the upward path of Mind! Work on! Pause not in fear; Preach no desponding, servile view, Whate'cr thou will'st thy Will may do! Strengthen each manly nerve to bend Truth's bow, aud bid its shaft asceud! Toil on! Be firm of heart By fusion of unnumber'd years A continent its vastness rears! A drop, 'tis said, through flint will wear, Toil on, and Nature's conquest share! Toil on! Within thyself. Bright morn, and noon, and night succeed; Power, feeling, passion, thought, and deed; Harmonies beauty prompts thy breast, Things angels love, and God hath blest! Work on! Work on and win! Shall light from Nature's depths arise, And though, whose mind can grasp the skies, Sit down with Fate, an idle rail? No onward! Let the Truth prevail " Work on! The Birth and History or "Sam." The Rev. Mr. Brooke delivered a lec ture at Georgetown, D. C, on the Tem poral power of the Pope, in reply to Fath er Bernard Maguire. At its close, ho iaid he did not know "Sam," but ho thought he knew his history. "Sam" was born iu the garden of Eden; when the world was deluged, he rode out tho flood with Noah iu the ark ; ho was present at the building of tho tower of Babel; he wandered with the children of Israel iu tho wilderness; he was with Miriam in the inspired song aud dance ; he blew the loudest ram's horn trumpet when the walls of Jericho fell; he clothed John the Baptist, and was with him on the banks of the river ; ho hold up tho chains of Paul when he reasoned of righteousness and judgment to come beforo Agrippa. He had a hard time with tho Popes aud the Inquisition, but it was ho who poin ted the young Luther to the dust covered Bible on the neglected shelves of the old monastery; he brought that Bible with him across the ocean, in tho Mayflower; he laid the corner stone of the first Prot estant church in the colonics ; and it was he who so stirred up the old and the young, the rivh aud poor, high and low, in the oppressed colonics, that even the monntain boys knew that "Sam was about." He introduced Patrick Henry to tho nation in the Virginia House of Burgesses, when he with his soul overflowing with ihc purest patriotism, and his voice clothed with the power of thunder, gave utterance to those immortal words, Htill echoing in our cars. "Give me Liberty or give me Death." TheTkexciiesand the Guards. The guard of the trenches before Sebas tapol is kept up by divisions. Each di vision remains on duty twenty four hours. without counting the time necessary to go and return. They thus pass one night in three, m a hole or ditch full of water, where it is impossiblo tolight a fi.ro to keep of the cold. With tho back resting ogainst tho gabious, tho feet on a pile of stones; tho hands ready to seize their muskets, with out scarcely scoing each other, officers and men contend against sleep, hold themselves always ready for action at the cry of the sentinels. It is a grand spectacle of milli- tary heroism on permanence. Tho besie ging army has dug twenty kilometres into the rock, it defends its works With stubborn ness, under a continual shower or projectiles against an enemy hid behind walls and in ravines, continually reinforced in personal and in material. Alma required three hours nkcrmann one day, tho siego of Sebastapol, will in all probability require many months Bgk-Thero is an old lady in Troy eo full of sympathy, that every time her ducks take a bath in the mud gutter, she dries their feet by tho firo to keep thera from catching cold. BffiA locomotive on one of the princi pal railroads has been adorned with the title, "I still live." That is moro than many of the passengers can say at the end of the journey. , , .. . JSyDarc-taccd falsehood fibs told by the ladies, iu the present style of bouncts. CHANGE OF TIME, j . SteubenviUe and Indiana Railroad. f)N AND AFTER THURSDAY, JAN v PART 4th, Trains will be run daily (ex cept Sundays,) as follows : THE EXPRESS TRAIN" Leaves Steubenville at.. ,,,...7,00 A. M. Arrives at Newark at 3,00 P. M. RETURNING, Leaves Newark at 11,15 A. M. Arrives at Steubenville at . . .. .7,15 P, M. THE ACCOMMODATION TRAIN . Leaves Steubenville at. 4,15 P. M. Arrives at Cadiz at 6,30 P. M. RETURNING, Leaves Cadiz at 7,30 A. M. . Arrives at Steubenville at 9,50 A. M. THE FREIGHT TRAIN Leaves Steubenville at 5.30 a. m., and arrires same place nt 6,00 P. it. Leaves Hanover at 5,45 a. m., and arrives same place at 5,00 p. m. Passengers by the Express train connect at Newark with trains for Columbus,- Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Mt. Vernon, Mansfiuld, Shelby, Cleveland, Monroe ville Sandusky C and Chicago. By this arrangement, there are sever, miles of staging, which will be continued for a few days, until the track is laid into Newark. ISRAEL PEMBERTON, Jan. 4, 1855. Superintendent. New Fall and Winter Goods. OPENING THIS DAY AT G. & J. SCOTT'S, 30 pieces french merinocs, all shades, fine quality, at B7 to $1; 50 ps. Co burg cloth 6-4 wide 31 to 62k, 50 ps. black and colored Alpacas from 15 to 75, plain colored all wool delaines; 37); 55 ps. black and colored dress and mantle silks from 62 J to $1,50. French and Scotch plaids entirely new styles,' prints, printed delaines 4c. 75 cartons of bon net ribbons, the largest and richest stock ever brought to the city. 10 cartons plain and fancy trimmings, velvet do., silk, galoon and lace gimp trimmings, 4c. French flowers, bonnets, silks and velvets. Bonnets of all the latest fall styles. The subscribers hnve no hesitancy in saying that they are now opening the richest and cheap est lot of goods ever offered in this market. Jan. 1, 1855. G. 4 J. SCOTT. The State of Ohio, T rv ") Court of Common Y Pleas in and for jenerson county, ss. ) Jefferson co., O Nancy Blackburn, vs. J Petition for Divorco John L. Blackburn. rpHE Defendant will take notice that the Plaintiff will take the depositions of sundry witnesses, to be read in evidence qii the trial of said cause, before competent authority, at the Post office, in the town of Moundsville, in Ohio county, State of Vinrinin. on Fridav. the lGlh day of February, a. d. 1855, between the hours oi iu o ciock a. m. and 4 o clock p. m. of said day; to be continued from day to day, between the same honrs, until they are completed. MILLER A SHEURAUD, Jan. 25, 1855. Attorney for l'laintiff. A. H. DOHItMAN & Co.. FORWARDING & Commissson Mer- cnants, lor the salo of f lour, Grain, Bncon, Lard, Butter, Wool. Seeds, Dried Fruits, Salt, Nails, Window Glass, Merchandize and Produce in general, Steubenville, Ohio. . REFERENCES... Frazior 4 Drenncn, Steubenville, 0. II. H. Collins, Pittsburgh, Pcnn. Wm. Holmes fc Co., do. Hozea 4 Frnzier, Cincinnati, jan. 11, '55-1 Notice to Shippers. Transportation Department, Office S. & I. It. It. Co., J FREIGHT TRAIN is now running to Hanover, learinff this Station daily. (Sundays excepted,) at 5,30 a. ni. Shipments to all stations, except Unionport, Cadiz, Fairvicw and New Market, must be pre paid, and all freight delivered at the depot be tween the hours of 7 r. m. and 5 p. m. No freight will be received or delivered after 7 o'clock p. m. LAFAYETTE DEVENNY, Jan. 4, 1855. Geuerul Freight Agent. 0. M. THATCHER. O. B. KHliUN. Thatcher & Kerlin, TVTFiRCIIANT TAILORS, Third St., second door below Market, Steubenvillo Ohio, keep constantly for sale and make up to order, Cloths, Casninicres, and Vesting. Also, Suspenders, Gloves, Shirts, Cravats, Hosiery, and Furnishing Goods generally. ILTOrdcrs respectfully solicited. Jan. 1, '55. GROCERY AND FEED STORE. npiIE subscribers have on hand, and in- tend keepinsr on hand a good supply of Corn, Oats and Mill feed. Also a good supply of GToccries, (rcnerally kept in grocery estab lishments, South west corner of Fourth and Adams street, Steubenville Ohio. Jan. 1, 1855. MEIKLE AND STARK. TOR RENT. A STORE ROOM AND DWELLING House, on the corner of Fourth and Adams streets, formerly occupied by John Powell. Possession given on the 1st of April. The store room nnd dwelling hnnsp. will ho ny together or separately. For terms apply to "jan 11,1855-tf MOODEY'A ELLIOTT. N0ETOW WflTtfT. FORMERLY BLACK BEAR HOUSE South Fourth street, Steubenville, Ohio T. D. Hamiltox, Proprietor. The abovo named House is situated miHwnv hpttvnon tl.n 3to.,m- boat Landing and Railroad Depot, rendering it a vuuvemeni. mopping piace lor t ravelers ana others visiting the city Jan. 1, '55. Marble Establishment, COUTH FOURTH ST., STEUBEN- VILLE, Ohio. All kinds of Marble Work done to order. On hand at. all iim,.o r,i,. Lime, Plaster Paris, and the besC quality of urinu diones. BORLAND. Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. A TTORNEY AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC, Warrcnton, Ohio, will carefully attend to all business nntnmtiul fn Li :., n. t if IW HUH in mc counties of Jefferson, Harrison and Belmont, in me oiaie or unio; ana Jiroofenraiid Ohio coun ties, Va. Office opposite the Western Hotel. January 1, 1855. , SERMONS. FOR THE PEOPLE, By Rev. T. H. Stockton. piIIS highly interesting book contains 1 lea fwnn nn Ann narmr. 19mn Pr!pnin K I in sheep, $1,25;. in half morocco. $1,50. A liberal discbunt Riven to agents and book sellers, by A. H. ENGLISH k CO., Jan. 1. 1855. No. 78, Wood St.. Pitt's. Pa. JOHN A. DING MAM. W. R. UOVD, BINGHAM & LLOYD, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office at the corner of Third and Market streets, onnn. aim we vjuuiu auuhv, oieuuenvuie, Ullio -: L . 1. n x TT Ci 1 ;,l- . 1 ' January 1, leso. JOHN SHANE. JAMES U. SHANK J. & J. M. 8HANE. A TTORNEY'S and Counsellors at Law; will promptly attend to all business en trusted to them. Offico, Kilgoro buildings, Market Street, Steubenville Ohio., January 1, 1855. Wesley Starr & Sons. TOBACCO AND GENERAL COM- - MISSION MERCHANTS, No. 4 Light St. Wharf, Baltimore, attend to tho sales of To bacco and all kinds of Western Produce, Pro visions, (sc., die. Jan. 1, '55 DOCTOE LOUIS A. HENSSLErT flERMAN and Enulish Phvsic " Office corner of Third and Dock streets, awi oHiiviiie, unio. jan, 1. 1H55 W. CUL. GASTfYsr? A TTORNEY AT LAW, Steubenville, 'Ohio. Refers so Hon. Wilson Shannon, Hon. Wm. Kennon, sr., Hon. Benj. S. Cowan, hd Hon. T. L. Jcwdt- nffi m.,i..i . . I M.I ' I . Ull lUlltltVI. qb. I bslow 1 lHd street. Ja, i ( "j;. NEW GOODS. ' " ALLEN has just received a new sup- nl :nf Pronnli MtfrinnlW!. CuhnrpSV Caiih- meres; Thibet Cloths, silk warp; figured and plain Alpacas; Bombazines, all wool; plain ami- KnnraA Til) T.ailliM' DrM. Sillt. nlaill. fiffUrtid Ug.it- ' . . r , - n - and fancy, all colors; Ladies' Cloaks and Man tillas, a beautuul asaortinent; long ana rquar Shawls; woolen, Thibet, Cashmere, Silk and Delaine Shawls; a large assortment Prints; Bon- . i ii :n i t ti r; fi- 1 . 1 nets Him iwuuihih; irian uiuciik; juiucu iiuw Cloths; rrencn i able and X'lano (Jovcrs; woolen, ...lln. anil cillr TiisiMr an.1 P.lnvaa Vntlft. Pitt. broideries; plain ana cross-oarrea mu.kiios, cam brics, ic; Tickings; Toweling; Blankets; Flail- xiilo. T. in cow a' hliin Thecks: brown mid blvunhwl. i i iw n . . Musiins; ladies and misses Shoes, Oimps, Frin ges, silk Laces aud dress Trimmings; men and" boys Uaps; BioaU Uioins, vasiiiirrr, iuvu-i nets. Jeans. Tweeds, a good assortment. 2800 yards CAKPE1ING, at ait prioei. Tlio nhnvn ftnndti and K llOKt of Others tOO' numerous to mention, will be sold wholosalti or retail very low for cash, at the store of ' X. ALLEN. Corner Third street, adjoining the Court Ho 1 Ml. l I - T 1 IKK cueuixnviuu, unio. oun. i, . Saddle, Harness and Trunk Manufac tory, wholesale and Retail. TV"0. liJ7, Market street, opposite Wash-; intfton Hnll. 1 he undersigned would res pectfully announce to their custom and the public generally, that they have bow in store a large and splendid assortment of Saddlery, comprising the following articles: plain aud fancy Saddles, Bridles, Martineals. Harness. Trunks, Collars, Whips, Lashes, Ac., fcc, man ufactured of tho best material, by (ha most ti perienced workmen. Also, Mattresses of vari- mitt Irinrtfl mmlp tnnrftornn tha iitinrtpsf nnliita Dealers in the above articles lire respectfully invited to call and examine our stock before purciiHKiiig, mil it-uuu uiiu we can accommodate on the most reasonable terms for cash. t. -.:. l! l .1 ... fe. WM. M'LAUGHLIN & SON. Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. 6m ; Sevastopol Not Taken ! TEIST, Market street, has in store an excellent afsorlment of CONFECTIONE RIES, 4c, purchased expressly for this market: Raisins by the pound or box; Crackers, choice brands; Currants; Candies; Dales; Prunes; Lem ons; Figs; Citron; Gum Drops; Know Nothings; Jenny Lind Drops; Cakes of nil kinds; Nuts of ii i r.. .1 . . n "... 1 ni . . i i . an kuium; r iuiik; d ire urncKers, i orpeuoes, uc. Parties furnished with Pound, Fruit, Lady Cake and Ice Cream. Great inducements offered to Country merch ants and others, who wish to purchase by .tho quantity. For bargains in Confectioneries, call at M. FEIST'S, ' Jan. 1, '55. Market St., Steubenville.; . jTrT SLAClf &"C0T ' ! ir BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS and PAPER DEALERS. Market street, above Fourth, south side, Steubenville, Ohio, keep constantly on hand nnd for sale, a large and well selected stock of Miscellaneous and School nniH.'S . Plnln niwl Vnnfv ST A Tl iTVT'.RY Writing nnd Wrapping PAPERS, BLANK BOOKS, etc., etc.; nil of which they will sell on the most favorable terms nt wholesale or' retail. Comilrv merchants and other dealers will hi supplied at very low wholesale prices. , i J. R. S. 4 Co. are prepared to furnish tlio best American Mngnzines, as early as they can be received by mail. They also keep on hand choice supply .of Siimt Music. Jan. 1, 55., M'DOWELL & CO., Booktcllirs, Stationers, Paper Dealers, Blank Book Manufacturers and Book Binders, TJEALKRS at Wholesale nnd Retuil, in . School, Classical, Medical, Theological, Miscellaneous, and lilank Books, Ruled and Plain Cap, Post and Noto Paper, Printing and Wrnnpinir Papers, Wall Papers and Borders. School, Oolinting-Hoiise and Fancy Staionery. Merchants and others desiring to purchase,, will do well to call and examine our stock. The highest market price paid for Rags. M "DO WELL 4 CO., North side of Maiket, above Fourth street. Steubenville. Ohio. Jan. 1. '55. Sky-Light Daguerreotype Rooms. G H. WlbliU, respecttully nnnoun- ' ces to the miblir. tliat he lins rpeenllv m. fitted and refurnished the rooms, comer Fifth lllld Market strwts. in a slvln inferior In nun. He has spared no pains or expense to make his rooms pleasant, where ono and all iiiny tnke pleasure in visiting, nnd wncro an who wu.n may be supplied wilh Daguerreotypes of the finest tone, true to llie lifi nt. vciv iesmnlil rales, and will take great pains to please all who niny lavor mm with their patronage. O'lto'ims corner of Fifth and Market street, immediately over Halted' Sine Store. Meubenvillc, Jan, 1, lHaft. design amlpriiiriiilc, ior btirnine Coal. has an extra largo oven, u good draft, and easily cleaned; construction such as to-meet the expec tations of all, and guaranteed to give satisfac tion to the purchaser. Will you call and see itt a os. .( and 4 Extra Coal Cuok Stove. " 1 " 2 Hartley " ' do. " 3 " 4 Air Tight Wood do. " 2 " 4 Premium do. do. " 1 " 2 H Cook or Bachelor Stove. Egg, Parlor and Chamber Stoves of beautiful lesign, Fancy Grates, Fenders, etc.. etc.. all at reduced prices, at the Ohio Foundry Warerooms. Market street. SHARP & CRAIG. Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. Wholesale Druer House. THE subscribers have on hand a larc nini ncu gtifvicu niii:ii in lr'lgJ), VIICnil- cals, Paints, Dye Stuff. Oils, Varnishes, llrui-h-es, Patent Medicinos, Perfumery, Surgical In struments.DaL'ucrreotvnfislnrlf. maau-n ni etc., which they offer very low either wholesale or retail. Poolers will hud it to their interest to examine our stock and prices, as we' arc de termined to sell as low ns any liouso in the West. Orders promptly executed, aud personal attention paid to shipping. . DRUG EMPORIUM, Market street, twe doom below tho Jefferson Branch Bunk. IIENING 4 MELV1K. Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. New Boot and Shoe Store, W A- TONNER has on hand tho larg, est nnd best assortment of Boots. Show. Hats aud Cups that have ever been offered in tins part ol the country. As he is doing exclu sively a cash business, he can and will sell) whalesalo and retail ohcaper than any 6lher es tablishment in the city. All who wish to pur-, chase, will please call at the new Boot and Shoe. Store or E. A. TONNER, ' Market street, between Fifth and Sixth. Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. Housie Painting, Glazing, &e, DERRY COYLE would notify the pub.. lie that he is still ready to wait on his p-. irons in the business of House Painting, Glas ing, Pnper Hanging and Graining. Sign Paint ing done by journeymen. Shop on Market st.t south side, opposite Kilgore's new Hall. Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. H. milieb. a. rherrard; it. MILLER & SHERRABD, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS x AT LAW. Office, Market street, opposite Washington Hall, Steubenville, Ohio. Prompt attention to collecting and securing claims. Agents for obtaining Pensions and Bounty Lands. Land Warrants bought and sold. January 1, 1855. DR. LOTJIS HELLS, QFFICE Murdct Street, between Third w and Fourth streits, Steubenvillo, Ohie. January 11, 1855. CIIAULF.S K. TIMCHEB. ROBERT 8. W0DDU0P. THACHER & W0DDR0P, WHOLESALE DOOT, SHOE AND 1 RUNK WAREHOUSE, No. 95 Market Btrcct, up staira; between Second nnd Third streets, upper side, (over Miller 4 Lyon.) and No. 24 Church Alley, Philadelphia. January 1, 1855. "raOMPBON HANNA 80N3, Ouio, " Paper Manufaotums, 8teubemville, January 1, 185. '