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HIEIAM'SLOY .
' Vfa were sitlin g by the fire side Lce-
Oirvl and I, be leaned back in his vide arm
chair tnX I at his feet.
"How can I bopo to win her now," he
murmured, looking down nt his maimed
arm, with a bitter, defiunt glance. She,
with her glorious beauty, her regal pride;
o far above met Oh my . love has so
compassed me about with its strong arms,
has sheltered me under its shielding roof,
that I feel- like an outcast homeless end
lost forever."
, . I looked up to him, as he , f poke, and
thought of the time when ho hud pledged
Lis truth to Miriam by that same shining
fire ligut, when bis manly beauty tell on
him like a ripe sunset; when he grasped
iu his vigorous hands such njble pictures
of the future to Call his own, poor, maimed
and useless, he had come back to the old
trysting place broken in health, in hope,
in fortune and, oh! more deplorable than all
not even rich in love.
Leonard, I said, rising and leaning my
i i i.: I. t :
uauu on uis vuaii, x mu g"iug uuw guiug
to Bee Miriam.
lie started, and a flushed anguish cunie
over his still beautiful brow. He grasped
iny haud convulsively.
'. "One moment, he whispered; one mo
ment, and I shall be myself again. I can
not meet her thus."
He bowed his face, and the light brown
curls fell in a eloud abeut it, concealing
the outward Btruggle. Then he raised his
head, and spoka calmly
"I am ready now; I will release her
from that vow which cannot be otherwise
than irksome to her proud spirit. She
shall never know the agony it cost me to
give her up. I will meet her bravely
like a man."
So I went out and left him sitting there,
his love lying like a shattered vaso at his
feet.
I found Miriam before her mirror, ar
ranging her hair. She turned her gleam
ing face towards me as I entered, and it
was overflowing with love, hope and expec
tancy. "Is it bright and cheerful below stairs?"
she asked quickly.
"Quite beaming," I replied.
"I am so glad,"
She continued in a joyous tone, "What
a long journey he will have this freezing
day! Oh! I am so thankful that I am
mistress of Ashburn -proud, beautiful
Ashburn! that I can offer him a resting
place."
Her deep sleeping pride blazed out in I
ner danc oriental tacc, and noo jt wjtii
glory. Alas! tpe which was to crush
tliu a great noble love-such a wealth of
happiness.
I stood beside her where I could see her
fce.uty iu the mirror, as I have seen the
jnshine lyir.g afar off on the hill. Red,
Bcoriiul lips, dark prideful eyes, glowing
cheeks, and waves of raven hair, braided
with gems.
"Miriam," said I, earnestly, "I should
like to tell you a little story, while we
are all alone. Something that weighs up
on my heart, about about a friend of
mine.
She turned and looked at me with a
curious glance; then she said cheerfully
and quickly
"Ob, I understand; you are going to
tell m something relative to Lucia that
' old friend of whom you used to speak."
I bowed my head in silent acquiesence
Then I commenced in a low voice
playing with the coral with which she
wad going to adorn her lovelincssi
"The friend of mine is very beautiful and
very proud. Three years ago she plighted
her troth, to a brave, manly lover. They
both joined bands, and stepped together
into life and the world. He, with a glor
ious future stretched out wide before him,
a hopeful heart and a soul full of noble as
pirations.' "How like to him," murmured Miri
am, pride flashing out again into her eyes.
"He went abroad, I continued; misfor
tune came upon him; and that ripe, luscious
future turned to ashes in his grasp. Still,
he struggled on; and when he had conquer
' ed destiny, and built for himself another
and fairer castle, lost his right arm, and
became a crippled miserable thing."
The hand that braided these shining
tresses troubled violently. Tho faco in
the mirror assumed a softer expression, tho
eyes grew darkly tender.
"Broken-hearted, toil-worn, and grown
old with care, he returned to his old home.
He came to me, for he dared not meet that
cold, withering glance of pride that scorn
. ful triumph of station and beauty, in the
faco of her whom he had so worshiped, so
adored, with love exceeding all things in
width, and height and power.'
Was her pride, then so mighty ? her
. woman's nature so much less 7' asked Mi
riam in a voice made husky with indigna
tion and fear! 'Could she dared she
fling him from her, who had once dwelt
pre-eminent in her heart ? ne, broken
hearted and alone, in the wide, pitiless
world!'
Sbe is a woman I replied, 'her heart
is true and loving, but her pride has ever
been to her a sceond 6elf. She fears the
world with its sneers ond jibes. I havo
promised him to goto herto prepare her for
this sad event. Miriam how shall I counsel
her to sot! how deal with that supernal,
overwhelming pride I '
Miriam, shook, back the waving hair
frtwrf hdr brow, and turned her regal face
upou me. It was lighted up with noblo
and womanly love, a deep, dewy tender
ness. "Tell her to go to him and pour out at
his feet all that depth of devotion which
lies so rich in the heart of woman. To hold
out her hands to him, and raise him up to
stand beside her, on that high pinnacle of
wealth and estate. Tell her that of all the
great heart of life, lovois the dearest throb
within it.-. It is a beautiful creation, and
oh ! 'notljghtly to be "dashed" aside."
I hurst iuto tears ; I pointed to the door,
and cried :
'Miriam ! there is a despairingand heart
broken man sittiug by your fireside It
is Leonard."
Nil! slurlcd and fell backward nc.iinsf. a
chair. The gush of imperial beauty flow
ed away from her face and left her color
c
less. Then, with a firm step and graceful
majesty, she took my hand and led mo out
into the broad hall. Down the great stair
case, and across to tho door of the room
whero ho sat. Her brow was pale and
calm, her hand did not tremble within
mine.
Still l a the wide seat w here I had left
him, the fire light shining vividly around
him, sat Leonard. He arose when he saw
us, and took a step forward into the middle
of tho room. I oould have fallen down and
worshiped him as he stood there with no
ble, yet attenuated form, and his great ado
ring soul standing on the threshold of
his eyes. He looked ill and sorrowful, but
a conscious dignity of manhood hung about
him like a cloak.
Miri am leaned heavily upon inc ; and
now she trembled like an aspen. He took
another step forward, and spoke to her 'Mi
riam; I have come to release you from the
ties that bind you to this wretched and
maimed being the shadow of myself. I
am hero to give you up forever."
His voice died away in agony of anguish.
He. essayed to regain his courageous and
manly bearing, his love omnipotent, su
preme, loosened all the fountains of his
heart, and he most bitterly wept.
With one bound she reached his side,
with one wide embrace of her arms, she
mado a circle of love about him ; with one
burst ef tears she rained a heaven of light
and hope and devotion into his crushed soul.
Through the veil of her jewelled hair, I
saw her face lifted up in divine gratitude,
the lips moved ns if in prayer tho broad,
bright brow wore a halo about it like a gol
den band.
I departed silently, and throughout that
-PP7 day I repeated truly a earnestly.
"Of all the ppCat "neartof Life, Love is the i
dearest throb within it."
Tii Bible in Oua Pcblic Schools.
"Americaiis ! If you wish to arrest a
dreadful national ruin if you would stem,
under God, the tide and torrent of super
stition that now threatens to inundate the
land of our fathers if you would support
the great principles you love, and disperse
the overshadowing heresies you hate-cleave
more closely to your Bible, which our ene.
mies are endeavoring to exclude from our
public schools. That, Americans, is your
bulwark and your glory. If God, in judg
ment, were to take the stars fiom the fir
mament, the tides from the ocean, the ver
dure from the green earth, he would not
inflict by half, so tremendous a catastrophy,
us to permit the removal of His Book from
its supremacy and to suffer the traditions
and commandments of men to supercede
or be a substitute for it.
To the Uible we are indebted lor our
very brightest hopes, for our most substan
tial peace, for our dear and hly faith, for
the knowledge of our Maker.
Then, Americans, we cannot be too jeal
ous of our birthright, of our religion, of
our privileges, nor too suspicious of foreign
dictation. It behooves us to be wide awake
to everything touching our religious, civil,
and political rights." Eevillie, Smtca
Falls.
Rules fob Self-government By a
Prudent Old Gentleman.- Always sit
next to the carver if you can at dinner.
Afk no woman her age.
Be civil to all rich uncles and aunts.
Never joke with the policemen.
Take no notes or gold with you to a fan
cy bazaar nothing but silver.
Your oldest hat, of course, for every
evening party.
Don't play at chess with a widow.
Never contradict a man who stutters.
Make friends with the steward on board
a steamer there is no knowing how soon
you may be placed in his power.
In every strange houso it is well to in
quire where the brandy is kept ouly think
if you were taken ill in the middle of the
night.
Keep your own secrets. Tell no human
being you dye your whiskers.
Write not one more letter than you can
help. The man who keeps up a largo cor
respondence is a martyr tied, not to the
Stake, but to the Post.
Wind up your conduct, like your watch,
once every day, examining minutely whetli
you are "fast" or "slow." Punch.
Miunesota Territory is being settled up
with population so fast, that real estate in
tho town of St. Anthony, has risen fullv
one hundred per cent within a year past.
One half of the Hennepin Island was sold
last July for $8000, and since then $5000
has been offered for oue undivided fourth
of the same property. Two years ago $10,
000 was the highest offer for Nicolett Is
laud, 40 acres, and last summer $85,000
was refused. The increase of manufactu
ring at the falls, is what has caused the
great advance.
Burning a Negro at the Stake in
Mississippi.
Some time siuee we published an ac
count of the murder of Miss Thornton,
an interesting. young girl, residing near
Gaston, Alabama. Immediately after the
murder and detection of the negro, his
immediate punishment was seriously con
templated by the people of Sumpter coun
ty, but after mature deliberation the law
abiding citizous, delivered him into the
custody of the proper officers, and he was
committed to prison.
At the late term of the Circuit Court of
Sumpter county, the attorney appointed by
the Court, in the discharge of his duty,
moved for a change of venuo to Green
county. Tho Judge, as the motion was
sustained by tho proper affidavit sustained
the application.
On Wednesday last the citizens of South
Sumpter assembled en masse at Mr. Wil
liam McElroy's and unanimously passed a
series of resolutions, reflecting seriously
upon the conduct of tho Judge, and after
having pledged themselves to sustain each
other, a portion of them proceeded to Liv
ingston, and took the miserable criminal
by force from tho jail where he was con
fined. On Friday last, after due preparation,
they carried him to tho spot where he so
cruelly murdered his innocent victim, and
burnt him alive at the stake.
About throe thousand persons were pres
ent, who witnessed, with various emotions,
tho dreadful spectacle. We were present,
but hope that wo will never again witness
a sccne like it. The pyre was composed of
several cords of light wood, in the centre
of which was a green willow stake, select
ed in consequence of its indestructibility
by fire.
On the top of tho pile of light wood
the criminal was placed, and securely chain
ed to the stake. While in this situation
he confessed his guilt, stating that he had
no accomplice that he was actuated by
ust alone that he had attempted to vio
ate her person, but had failed, and to con
ceal the attempt he had cruelly murdered
her, by beating tho poor innocent creature
with a stump; that while he was doing
this she implored him to carry her home
to her father, and that sho would conceal
the violence he had inflicted. He then
left, but soon returned, and after again
beating her, ho concealed the body in the
very hole whero the stake wns planted to
which be ouitcrcd.
After this confession was made the
match was applied, and iu a few moments
the devouring flames were enveloping the
doomed negro ; his fearful cries resounded
through the air, while the surrounding ne
groes who witnessed his dreadful agony
and horrible contortions sent up an invol
untary howl of horror. His sufferings
though excruciating, were short ; iu a few
minutes the flames had enveloped him en
tirely, revealing now and then as they fit
fully swayed hither and thither, his black
and burning carcass, like a demon of the
fire, grinning as if in hellish triumph at
his tormentors. Soon all was over, noth
ing was left but the burning flesh and
charred skeleton of this human devil, who
could thus deliberately perpetrate so foul a
crime. The horrid outrage was fearfully
avenged, and though the heavens were
rcekiug with the stench of burning flesh,
yet justice was satisfied ; the law of retal
iation was inflicted as nearly as it could be,
while the example made of this wretch
had, no doubt, a salutary effect upon the
two thousand slaves who witnessed his ex-
ccution.
We are far from approving of the in
fliction of mob law, yet iu aggnvated
cases like it, popular ebullition will mani
fest itself and in view of the enormity of
the wretch's offense, we, as public jour
nalists, cannot approve, yet wo have neith
er time nor inclination to censure the con
duct of the people of South Sumpter.
Justice was inflicted by them, and a thous
and deaths of the kind were too good for
a devil like negro Dave. Marion (Miss.)
Republican.
Chops in Arkansas. The Little Rock
Democrat of the 22d ult. says. "We had
fine rains here on Thursday evening and Fri
day last. The crops, which were before
beginning to show evident signs of suffer
ing, in consequence of the long drouth,
have been completely revived and now look
very promising. The rains throughout
the State, have been partial ; while in some
counties fears arc entertained of a failure
of crops in others they aro unusually fine.
Tho wheat crop, we believe, is excellent
throughout the State, and will be far the
largest ever made in Arkansas. .
Tiioors Foa the Indian Plains A
letter to the St. Louis Democrat, dated at
St. Josephs, May 27, gives tho following
military item : "Six companies of infan
try leave Fort Leavenworth to-day for Fort
Laramie and Kearney, under command of
Major Cady. Three companies are to bo
left at Kearney, and three will bo taken to
Ltraoiio. I am rather of the opinion they
may find it necessary to take the whole
force to Laramie, -as Ash Hollow with two
or three thousaud Sioux warriors inter
venes."
BGA Frenchman wishing to take a
Htago for Buffalo, was asked by the driver
if ho had any extra baggage.
'Extra baggage ! what you call dat? I
have no baggage, but tree trunks, five
dogs, and von black girl !'
. PRACTICAL PRAYElt:
In the viciuitv of B lived a
poor
but industrious man, depending for sup
port upon his daily labor. - His wifo fell
sick, and not being able to hire a nurse, he
was confined himself to tho sick bed and
family. His means of support being then
out off, he soon found himself in need.
Having a wealthy neighbor near, he de
termined to go and ask for two bushels of
wheat, with a promise to pay as soon as
his wife became so much better that ho
could leave her and return to his work.
Accordingly, ho took his bag, went to his
neighbor's and arrived .wLilo the family
wero at morning prayers.
As ho sat on the doorstono he heard
tho man pray very earnestly that God would
clothe the naked, food tho hungry, relieve
the ueady, and comfort all that mourn.
Tho prayer concluded, the poor man step
ed in and made known his business, prom
ising to pay with the avails of his labor.
The farmer was very sorry he could not
accommodate him, but he had promised
to lend a large sum of money, and ho de
pended upon his wheat to make it out; but
he presumed neighbor A would let him
have it.
With a tearful eyo and a sad heart, the
poor man turned away. As soon as ho
left the house tho farmer's little son stop
ed up and said.
"Father did not you pray that God
would clothe the naked, feed the hungry,
relieve the distressed and comfort mourn
ers?" "Yes; why?"
"Because, father if I had your wheat I
would answer your prayer."
It is needless to add the Christain father
called back the suffering neighbor, and
gave him as much as he needed.
How, Christian readers, do you answer,
your own prayers.
THE IWFROF TRUTH.
Wealth, we aro told, is power; talent
is power ; and kuowlcdge is power. But
there is a mightier force in the world than
either of these a power which is not rich
enough to overreach, nor authority impo
sing enough to silence. They all tremble
in its presence. It is Truth the really
most potent element of individual life.
Though tossed upon the billows of popu
lar commotion, or cast into the seven fold
furnace of persecution, or trampled into
the dust by the iron heel of power, truth
is the one indistructible thing in this world
that loses in no conflict, suffers from no
misusages or abuse, ami maintains its vital
ity and completeness after every assault
All kindes of conspiracies have boon un
dertaken to destroy and drive it from the
earth ; all sources pf power has been used
to crush it, and all kinds of seduction em
ployed to vitiate and poison it ; but none
has succeeded, and none never will. Wo
can be confident of nothiug else in this
world but the safety and imperishability
of truth for it is part of divine nature and
invested with the eternity and omnipotence
of its author and source. It may often
.seem to be in danger ; it is as much set up
on and assaulted now, after eighteen hun
dred years of successful resistance, but his
tory and experience ought to reassure our
faith. It has ncAer yet failed and it nev
er will. We may rest serenely on it and
feel no uhuni ; we may anticipate its sour
ccs,and enjoy its triumphs. In this strug
gling life, what encouragement and com
fort is there in this thought the man of
truth and tho cause of truth, are connect
ed with the most potent clement in the
world, and have all tho certainty of sue
ceeding which God's immutable nature and
decree afford.
ROMANCE OF INDIAN LIFE-
A privato soldier writing from Fort Lar
amic, March 12th, mentions tho following
incidents of the massacre of Lieutenant
Giattan:
I will give you two facts connected with
the massacre, which I have never seen in
the newspapers. A musician, one of the
party, owned or married a squaw, and on
that unfortunate day when she saw danger
threatening the troops, she rallied her futh
er and brother to save her lover. When
be fell wounded, she rushed to him to pro
tect him from the arrows or perish with
him.
Her father shot several arrows at the
other Indians, and was wounded himself
in the defense of tho soldiers. Then he
sat down and wept, as he could do no more.
The hostile Indians theu rushed on the
wounded soldier, tore bim from tho cm-
brace of Lis faithful squaw, and scalped
him before her eyes. After this she col'd
not bo prevailed upon to eat or drink, and
starved to death, dying in nine days, and
glad to go aud regain the presence of the
spirit of one she loved so dearly. The on
ly soldier that reached her alive was found
by an Indian, who instead of scalping him,
administered to his wants, and carried wa
ter to his hiding place, and endeavored to
bring him iuto the fort during the night,
but being unable or afraid to accomplish
his purpose, ho turned back to Mr. Bar-
leau's house, bearing tho soldier, and four
Indians overtook him and wanted to kill
tho wounded man, or aa they said, "that
dog." The repl v ' of ibo noble friendly In
dian was, "this white man must live, or I
die." and he bore him off in safety. Such
generous deeds should be remembered.
. - ' " 1 '
He that fulls into tho sea, takes' hold Of
tho snrpent to be saved. - . ' ,
Ho that speaks truth, 'must have one log
in the Btirrup.
M00DEY & ELLIOTT,
A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Steubenvillo
streets, second story. Jan. 1, 1855.
SB. srEOTHACKEB, ' ""
fkFFICE South Fourth St., near Conu'i
v Dry Good Store. Steubenville. 0. Jn. 1.
vu.w. wiiiv. tuiun vi juurnei aim round
'PEA 5 chests superfine Green and Black
Tea iilRt rvntkivaA hv
my , STERLING and DUNLAP.
SAMUEL STOKELY. .
A TTOItiNEY AT LAW,-Steubenville.
A OKI.. no! . I tr:i IT .11
trect
vu.v. iui;u uuuer Aiiirore nan. mantel
Jan. 1, 1655.
Bank Exchange.
QYSTER AND CONFECTIONERY
" SALOON, Wk. I'ATrKttgo.s. ProDrietor. op
posite Citizens' Bunk, Third street, Steubenville,
Ohio. Oysters wholesale and retail. also,
loysanu flioi.ions. Jan. 1, 1855.
JAMJCt' ONEAL. UEORQa O'NEAL
J. & G. O'NEAL,
(Successors to Alexander Doyle.)
srs FORWARDING & COM
MISSION MERCHANTS fc Steamboat Agen
Ware house corner of Murket and Water streets
Wharf bout at Market Btreet Landing.
January 1, 1855.
UNITED STATES HOUSE,
W. EARL, Proprietor, corner 3Iar
ket and High streets, uear the River, Sieu,
beuville, Ohio. Jan. 1, '55.
B. H. STANTON. 0. W. H'COOK.
STANTON ft H'COOK,
A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Steubenville,
Ohio. Office on Third street, between
Market and Washington. Jan. 1, '55.
0. M. THATCHER. 0. B. KliBLlN
Thatcher & Kerlin,
MERCHANT TAILORS, Third St.,
" second door below Market, Steubenville
Ohio, keep constantly for sale and make up to
order, Cloths, Cassimeres, and Vesting. Also,
Suspenders, Gloves, Shirts, Cravats, Hosiery,
and Furnishing Goods generally. O0rtlers
respectfully solicited. Jan. 1, '55. .
Wesley Starr & Sons,
rpOBACCO AND GENERAL COM
MISSION MERCHANTS, No. 4 Light St.
Wharf, Baltimore, attend to the sales of To
bacco and all kinds Western Produce, Pro
visions, fcc, Ac lan. 1, '55.
JOHN A. BINGHAM. w. B. LLOYD
BINGHAM & LLOYD.
A TTORNEYS AT LAW. Office at the
corner of Third and Market streets, onno-
site the Court House, Steubenville, Ohio.
January 1, 1855.
JOUN SHANK, JAMES It. SHANE
J. & J. M. SHANE.
A TTORNEY'S and Counsellors at Law;
will promptly attend to all business en
trusted fo them. Office, Kilgore buildings,
Market Street, Steubenville Ohio.
January 1, 18a5.
J. U. MILLER. R. SnERRARD! JR
MILLER & SHERRARD.
A TTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
AT LAW. Office, Market street, omiosite
Washington Hall, Steubenville, Ohio. Prumnt
attention to collecting and securing claims.
Agents for obtaining Pensions and Bounty
Lands. Land Warrants bought and sold.
onuunry i, 185j.
A. H. DOHRMAN & Co.,
pORWARDING & Commissson Mer
chants, for tho sale of Flour. Grain, Bacon.
Lard, Butter, Wool. Seeds, Dried Fruits. Suit.
Nails, Window Glass, Merchandize and Produce
in general, Steubenville, Ohio.
. REFERENCES. . .
Frazier & Drennen, Steubenville, 0.
H. H. Collins, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Win. Holmes & Co., do.
llozea Frazier, Cincinnati, jan. 11
Marble Establishment,
COUTH FOURTH ST., STEUBEN
0 VILLE, Ohio. All kinds of Marble Work
done to order. On hand at all times, Water
Lime, Plaster Paris, and the best quality of
Grind Stones. L. BORLAND.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
J. C. M'CLEARY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and NOTARY
PUBLIC, Warrenton, Ohio, will carefully
attend to all business entrusted to him in the
counties of Jefferson, Harrison and Belmont', in
the State of Ohio; and Brooke and Ohio coun
ties, Va. Office opposite tho Western Hotel.
January 1, 1855.
J. C. CABLE, M. D.
rkFFICE at his residence, on Fourth, be
" tween Market and Washington streets.
Steubenville. Jan. 1, '55.
W. CUL. GASTON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Steubenville,
Ohio. Refers :o Hon. Wilson Shannon,
Hon. Wm. Kennon, sr., Hon. Beni. S. Cowan,
and Hon. T. L. Jewett. Office on Market st
below Third street. Jan. 1, '55.
Dr. Louis Eells.
TI AVING concluded to remain iu Steu-
benvilU, will continue the practice of
meaicme ana surgery as neieioiore.
Offick Market Street, opposite Washington
Hall.
Residence 6tli Street, North of Washington
Street.
M'DOWELL & CO.,
BookielUrs, Statwneri, Paper Dealers, Blank
Book Manufacturers and Book Binders.
"QEALERS at Wholesale and Retail, in
School, Classical, Medical, Thcoloirical.
Miscellaneous, and Blank Books, Ruled and
Plain Cop, l ost and Note Papers, Printing and
Wrapping Pnpers, Wall Papers and Borders,
School, Countiug-IIuuse and Fancy Stationery.
Merchants aud others desiring to purchase,
will do well to call and examine our stock.
The highest market price paid for Rags.
'DO WELL t CO.,
North side of aket, above Fourth street,
Steubenville. Ohio. Jan. 1, '55.
Boots! Boots!! Boots!!!
JAMES ALEXANDER
TTAS on hand, and u manufacturing,
XM- Gents' French Calf Stitched and Pegged
Kip and coarse Boots and Shoes. Also, Ladies
Misses and Childrens Gaiters, Kid, Morocco
and Calf Boots, Buskins and Slippers ; and
keeps in store a large stock of Eastern work of
the latest style, all of which he will sell low
for Cash, at his fashionable Boot aud Shoe store
Market Street, Steubenville, Ohio.
Feb. , 855-3raon.
New Boot and Shoe Store.
A. TONNER has on hand the larg
est and best assortment of Boots, Shoes,
Hats and Caps that have ever been offered iu
this part of the country. s he is doing exclu
sively a casn ousiness, no can and will sell
wholesale and retail cheaper than any other es
tablishment in the city. All who wish to nur-
chase, will please coll at the new Boot and Shoe
Store of a. A. TONNER.
Market street, between Fifth and Sixth,
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
NEW SPRING GOODS !
NOW OPENED AT
DOUGHERTY & BROTHER'S.
A large and splendid stock of Goods
dies' Departircnt ; also, a very heavy stock ef
Goods for men and boys wear, in our Cloth and
Olothing room, wnich will bo sold at low prices
N. B. 5000 yds. Carpeting of every grade
and pattern, which we can dispose of at prices
to suil everybody.
V RU ! MID bllllCB, .
Store Rooms Corner 3d. and Market street
opposite 1'ublic liuuding.
pril, 5-3 mo. DOUGHERTY k BRO
NEW GOODS I NEW GOODS 1 1
"PISIIFR & M'FEELY have just re
' ceived, and are now opening a prime lot of
Boots and Shoes of every variety, to which
they invite the attention of their frionds and
the public In general. Having purchased for
cash we will be enabled to offer greater induce
ments than ever. ,
Ladies' lasting Gaiters from 1,25 cents up
wards. Childrens' Bhees, from 25 cent up
wards. Trunks, Carpet Bugs, etc., atlow pri
' ccs. Call then on FiSER 4 McFEELY,
liar. 21). 1855, On Market elk show Third.
PAPER HANGINGS.
X1TE are now receiving one of the lar-
gesl and best selected Stocks of
WALL FATE US.
AND
ever before offered. Our Stock Ik all new this
Spring, and comprises the latest and best styles,
It consists in part of
HALL PAPERS,
of new and beaufiful designs. ,
PARLOR DRAWING ROOM,
AND
Chamber Papers,
in every variety of style and quality.
GILT, SILVER, VELVET
AND
common borders, op new styles
Transparent Window Shades, Figured
ana jrmm, wun ruiuans latent Fix.
tures; mm, Green, and Blue, and
FIGURED WINDOW BLINDS,
aim rucuuaiu otrccus, in great variety of pat
terns.
With an extensive assortment to select from
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LOW PRICES,
"ve expect to please those who may irive ui a
all M'DOWELL fc Co
Booksellers, Stationers and Paper Dealers.
maraet oireer, aieuoenvme, unio.
March, 1 1855.
G. & J. SCOTT
ADVERTISEMENTS FOK SPRING
OF 1855.
gO oases of nev goods now received and
v opening at tho old stand, enmnriuin tho
the richest and most fashionable selection of
uress uooas, millinery, straw goods and Trim
mini's of the present season. Having l.oon m,-
ehased at the present .greatly depressed i rices
iu New York and Philadelphia wo are enabled
to offerour customers greater inducements than
ever. SILKS. Good black silks from 621 t.n
1 ,75. Pluin colored black silks from 75 to I 2S
Striped and bar'd do. Satin de-cheue. pure
satin black and white watered mantilla silks tc
Challis, Persians, the richest and most beauti
ful challis. Persians, all wool delaines, bar'd,
striped, do. gingham's, prints dtc. Qood prints
selling at 6 to 8 cents per yard, fine from 10 o
12. MUSLINS aud SHEETINGS Good yard
wide muslins at 64 cents, heavy sheetiegs at
o ixuia pur yuru. uieacneu muslin
good Rr
tide at 6W; fine do 8 to 10.
Extra 12 to 15c,
Pillowcase muslin and linnen sheeting. Checks
tickings and flannel's at verv low onces. Mil.
linnery goods, 50 cartons of NEW BONNET
ribbons in every variety. 40 ps Bonnet Silks
of the most dcsiruble colors. Crapes, Paltous
and Florences. 150 cartons French and Amer
ican Flowers Bonnet Frames neatest shapes
Illusion Blonds; silk trimruiug lace's, crown li
nings. Merchants and Milliners supplied at
Eastern prices. SILK and STEi W BON
NETS. 20 cases of the newest shanes and
styles of spring bonnets, gooa bonnets from 25
cents to one dollar, fine do from one dollar to
$6,00 comprising English straws, swiss braids
Nopoletan laces tc. Silk Bonnets of the latest
French styles and of the richest qualities from
the lowest, to the finest French bonnets ever
opened in ibis city. TaiMjir.Nos, The finest
stock of Dress Trimmings of every thing new
and desirable. Embroideries of the finest Qual
ities Frence collars as low as GVc aud UDas
high $5,50 chemists under sleeves, jacinet and
swiss insertini'M tc. Lisle Thread, silk aad best
quality of kid gloves, lloiscry of all prices,
some as low as 6V per pr. Removal, on the
1st day of April we will remove into our new
building, one door west of our present store
room, wnicn we are Having iutea up in the
most modern style. The second and third
floors We are having fitted up for our millinery
department, and having secured the services of
an experienced milkier from one of the most
fashionable millincy establishments in the city
of New York to superintend that department,
when we will be enabled to supply our custom
crs with every thing new and desirable in that
department. O. fe J. SOTT.
March, 29 1855.
LIQUOR LAW.
Marvin Warren of Uellefontainc, O,.
has prepared a panitiblet. Forms aud di
rections designed to bo a complete guide
to Juices and others, under the Liquor
liaw ot i?04. lie has Lis second edi
tion now on haud, which contaius all tho
late decisions of the Supremo Court upon
the subject, together with, a copy of the
act.
The work is indorsed for correctness by
some tweuty-fivo able Lawyers residing in
every part of the State. Thcfollowins
resolution was adopted by the State Tem
perance Convention, held at Columbu
n the22d ofFubruary 1853: Resolved
that the "Legal Forms" prepared by M.
Warren, Esq., of Bellcfontainefor proceed
ing under tho Ohio Liquor Law, bo rec
commended to the temperance men through
out the State.
Price op the Work. Single copy
33ctsj Four copies $1,00 or 25 cts. per
copy: Forty copies $8,00 or 20 cents per
copy; Sixty copies $9,00 or 15 cts per
copy. Sent to any part of the state at my
expense and risk, as soon ns ordered with
the money enclosed. Coin, bills, or post
age stamps, will be sent at my risk by mail
n properiy enclosed, ah orders directed
i . ... i 1 in i .
soon to M. Warren, Attorney at law, Bel
letontuiue. Logan Co., U. with money en
closed, will receive prompt attention, small
orders as well as large ones.
April otli, 1850. M. WARREN.
AURORA.
A NEW COOKING STOVE, new in
design and principle, for burning Coal, has
an extra large oven, a eood draft, and easily
denned : construction such as to meet the exDec-
tatious of all, and guaranteed to irive satisfac
tion to the purchnser. Will you call and see it?
JN os. i and 4 hxtra Uoal Cook Stoves.
" 1 " 2 Hartley " " do.
" 3 " 4 Air Tight Wood do.
2 " 4 Premium do. do.
ii i it o 1 ri. t-ui
a 73 vuvA ui utrcueiur oiove.
Egg, Parlor and Chamber Stoves of beautifi
design, Fancy Grates, Fenders, etc., etc.. all
reduced prices, at tueOhio Foundry VVarerooinn,
Market street. stiAur ft UUAIU
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
AMERICAN H0USE.
(Corner of Market aud Ohio sts. : (For-
raeny occupuu oy uonn is. baccy, Esq.j
Wm, Milloan, Pron'r Cadiz, o.
0The above named house has been thor
oughly refitted and repaired, and everv atten.
tion will be paid to supply the wants of the
traveling community. 1 lie stabling is large aad
extensive, a iiurrui snare oi patronage is re
spectiuiiy soucuea. w jm. raiLLlGAN
Cadiz O., march 21st '55-tf
WANTED.
A NUMBER of enterprising AGENTS,
to sell either by subscription or at siirht,
"Coltcn's 14 S Qazatekr," highly valuable
and popular work ; which has given general
BUUBIUllluil wucruver vuuuiuteu, HI1U IS ail 1U
dispensable appendage to every man's Libraiv
Men of experience in this business, may find
a profitable employment, as a liberal commis
sion will be allowed. For further particulars
address W . t . wcfllAS 1 Jilta, Local Ag t.
Jan. 18, 1855. Steubenville Ohio.
Barbers and Taney Hair Dressers.
rTulk subscribers would announce
to
the citizens of Steubenville and vicinity
that they hays entered into- so.nartnoi.Bi.i L
the above business, and are readv in wnii
customers at their establishment, where prompt
,..,,. "'" b"u uwubu wnoiavortnera
wnn can. .-...
. Shop on the Korth-sast corner of Third an
xaiKot , streets, under tbe store of, Messrs
iiougnciTT, oieuoenvuie, Unio.
Mar. 29, 1855. LEKTCH & HOPKINS
AUTHORS, ATTENTION I
MAGNIFICENT PRIZES !
rjPo encourage the literary talent of tho
country, as well as to secure the best a-vai
able matter for their columns, the proprietors
of the New York Saturday Courier have deter
miued.to award a prize of One Hundred Dol
lars for the best, and Fifty Dollars for the sec
ond best tale that is forwarded (postpaid) to
their office on or before the 1st of May next.
Said atones may be in any style, may be loca
ted iu any country, or relate t any -period
they miiM make not less than Tint columns of
the Couuixo. Each must be accompanied by
the name of its author in a sealed envelope
All tales handed in are to become the property
of the paper, and will be used in its columns if
deemed worthy of publication. The award will .
be made without reservation, by a committee
of gentlemen, whose high literary standing will
bo a guarantee of the sincerity and fairness of
this proponul. Their names areG. Payn Quack
tubos, formerly Editor of the N. Y. Literary
American. Chauucey C. Burr, Editor of the
N. Y. National Democrat, and the Editor of the
N. Y.Saturday Courier. Knowing that tale
writers who complete for newspaper prizes are
often disappointed by the chicanery or dishon
esty of the parties concerned, the undersigned
would add their personal assurance that tho
strictest impartiality will be observed ; the en
velopes containing the authors' names will not
be opened till after the judges have decided:
uud the award wili be a fair one if it is iu the
power of human effort to make it so.
Send in your manuscript on or before the 1st'
May.
ICTCountry Editors may secure a regular ex
change by inserting the ubove, together with
this clause ..j
F. J. VISSCHER 4 Co., Proprietor's,
346 Broadway, New York.
JUST PUBLISHED.
fpHE American Monthly Magazine for
A March, Devoted to Literature, Biography,
Sketches, Stories, Travels, Adventures, Arts,
Sciences, General Intelligence, Ac. Together
with a variety of editorials; correspondence, mis
cellany, the whole making, wheu bound in a
volume, as large a collection of good reading
matter as can be found in any Magazine in Urn
country. The present number contains a life
like portrait of General Sam Houston, together
with a Biographical sketch. Thesis $3 per year
in advauce. Single copies 25 cents. A liber
al discount made to agents.
AGENTS. Good, smart, industrious agents
wanted in i every town and city in the United
States Office of tho Alaiazinp. .1 nnH f; ii,.
Building, Tremont Row. '
. JAMES S. TUTTLE & co.
Send in your orders as soon as possible.
GENERAL AGENTS.
Boston J. Federheu & co.. Fetridiro A on
and Wm. V. Spencer.
Pew York Ross & Jones.
Bhiladelphia J. . Roberts Aco.
alliinore Wm, S. Crowly, & co.
Dry Goods at RcducerTPiicss.
ALEXANDER CONN invites tho at
"t:B1euf ion of his numerous customers and the
public generally, to the fact, that he is now di
posing of the balance of his lartra and attrac
tive stock of Winter Dry Goods at great reduc
tions from former rices. The assortment com
prises in part, French Merinoes different shades
nod quelities, Coburgs, Paramettns, Thibet Me
rinoes, Persian Twills, Wool Delaines, figured
and plain Cashmeres, Bombazines, black Dress
Silks, plain, barrecUnd figured fancv. nlaid and
figured do., Ginghams, Prints, etc., etc. Also,
a tun ana complete assortment of Enibroidcrios,
White Goods, ltibbous, Gloves mid Hosiery,
Trimmings, Notions, etc., SHAWLS, in great
variety and at very low prices, consisting of
fine Broche, Thibet, Cashmere and the Bay State
Long Jhawls. Also, our usual excellent stock
of Housekeeping Goods, cbmprising nearly eve
ry thing in the Dry Goods line, needed in fam
ilies. Cull and examine before purchasing else
where. South west corner Fourth and Market sta.
Slcubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
Saddle, Harness and Trunk Manufac
tory, Wholesale and Retail.
Ib7, Market street, opposite Wash
ington Hall. 1 he undersigned would res
pectfully announce to their customers and tho
public generally, that they have now in store a
large and splendid assortment of Saddlery,
comprising Hie following articles: plain and
fancy Saddles, Bridles, Martingals, Harness
trunks, Dollars, Whips, Lnshca, Ac, ic, man
ufactured of the best material, by the most ex
perienced workmen. Also, Multresses of vari
ous kinds, Hindu toordcron the shortest notice.
Dealers in the above articles are respectfully
invited to call and examine our stock beforo
purchasing, satisfied that we can accommodate
on the most reasonable torms for cash.
WM. M'LAUGHLIN fc SON.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1655. Gm.
Wholesale Drug House.
TIIE subscribers have on hand a largo
anil tll. f T...r. Pl....:
i,.u nwii nviiVMU Di'Ji n JI iiugs, VIICM'I-
als. Paints. Dve Stuffs. Oils. Varnishes. Brush
es, Patent Medicinos, Perfumery, Surgical In
struments, Daguerreotype stock, Glassware, etc.,
etc., which they offer very low either wholesalo
or retail. Dcolers will find it to their interest
to examine our stock and prices, as we are de
termined to sell as low as any house in tho
West. Orders promptly executed, aud personal
atteniion paid to shipping.
DRUG EMPORIUM, Market street, two doo
below the Jefferson Branch Bunk.
IIENING fc MELVIN.
Steubenvillo, Jan. 1, 1855.
Closing up and Selling Out.
Great Buryains Ifore 001117 East.
T ALLEN announces to the Ladies and
Gentlemen of the city and vicinity, that he
has commenced selling ofl the balance of a
large and beautirul stock or Dry Goods, rem
nants, ulso 30 remnants carpets. Sale to con
tinue for 2 weeks. All who are anxious to get
good bargains will call at tho store of J. Allen,
corner 3d street, near market, Steubenville.
March 'A 1855.
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
Transportation Office, S. & I. R.R. )
Steubenville, April 16th 1855. f
FREIGHT TRAIN is now running
to Newark, leaving Steubenvills daily,
(Sundays excepted,) at 5 o'clobk a. m.
Shipments to all stations, except Unionport,
Cadis, Fairview and New Market, Urichsville,
rort wosiiington, JNswUomerslown, Lafayette,
Coshocton, Adams' Mills, Dresden and Newark
must be pre paid.
Shippers will please'concludetheir shipments
and receive their consignmeuts previous to &
o'clock each evening.
JLArA.iJc.1 rr. UKVlliNrl 1 ,
ap 17, 1855. General Freight Agent.
J. R. SLACK & CO.,
TJOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS ani
PAPER DEALERS, Market street. above-
Fourth, south side, Steubenville, Ohio, keep,
constantly on hand and for sale, a large niij!.
well selected stock of Miscellaneous and SchonL'
BOOKS; Plain aud Fancy STATIONERY;.
Writing and Wrapping PAPERS, BLANK
BOOKS, etc., etc.; all of which they will sell
on the most favorable terms at wholesale or
retail.
Country merchants and other dealers will be
supplied at very low wholesale y rices.
J. K. B. s uo. are prepared to lurnisu tho
best American Magazines, as early' as they can
be received by mail. They also keep on hand
a choice Bupply'of Sheet usio. Jan. 1, '55.
HARPER'S UNIVERSAL GAZETTE..
JTARPER'S Statistical Gazetto of tho
World, particularly describing the United
States, Canada, New Brunswick and novs Sco-'
tia, illustrated by severul maps. 1 vol. Royal
octavo, 1950 pages, full sheep. Received and'
for sale by M'Dowbu. 4 co.
Booksellers and Stationers Steubenville ohio.
March 29 1853. : ' '
Sky Light Dguerrotype Boom,
fjj. W. .WISER, respectfully announces
U the public, that he has recently refitt
ed and refurnished the rooms, corner Fifth
and Market streets, in a style inferior to none.
He haspered no pntus or expense to niako .lis
rooms pleasant, where one and all may take
pleasure in visiting, and where all who wish
may be supplied with Daguerreotypes of the
finest lone, true to the life, at very reasonable
rates, and will take great pains to please all
-who may favor him with their patronage.
DTRooms corner of Fifth and Market streets,
immediately over Ealsted's Shoe Store.
Steubenville, Jan, 1, 1855.

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