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' , CORNER MARKET AND 4TE , " . 1 , Z. 11AUAX, Editor and Proprietor. tied From Peterson's Miigazine. SISTER MARY'S COURTSHIP. BV FAN ME MORETON. .iit -. . t 1,: "Pray tell me what you are reckoning up in that busy braiinof yours, Louise ? Be careful iliat you don't go to counting your chickens before they are hatched, like that unforiunate milk-maid grandma used to tell us of. Let that be a salutary lesson to you, sister mine, never to in dulge in day dreams or build foundaiion less ensiles in the air.' 'Thank you, Mrs. Mary, for your sage advice. Perhaps some day or other I may profit thereby. Dot my thoughts just now had very lilile to do with cither ' milk-maids or chickens. I was wander ing mentally in a higher sphere calcu lating how many years my charming sis ter had been a wife.' ..'Ah ! Lucy dear, tint reminds me, did I, never tell you the history of my court ship X For I now recollect you were travelling with papa in Europe at that time :. and though live years have passed "since I became a faithful helpmate to my leige and lord, yet you have never di ign ed to visit us in our western home until the present summer.' You know very well why I have not, Mary. While inclination has often bid den me, duty has peremptorily called another way.' 'Never mind bringing up an endless ti rade of excuses now, but just please touch the bell, and tell Kate to take Mag gie and Edward a walk to their grandma's, and I will commence.' Very little did that darling sister of "mine look like a wife and mother, with her soft brown hair parted on her fair brow and her eyes as htijhl and blue as ever and as she stood before the dressing-glass. he laucrhed srailv and exclaimed, as if ue idu0ucu j.uij , speaking aloud the thooghlsMiat were at lhat moment passing through my nniul. 'I don't look so very old, do I Lou. though I have been married five years 1'in sure my cheeks are as rosy as ever. Oh, Lou, how I have wanted tolookale; sometimes, because then, you know, one j looks far more intellectual. Instead ol that, I always had such a bright color like any farmer's daughter. .But one thing is true, the 'cares of the household, as auih i Ophelia nays, don't trouble me much, for Nannie does everything so well ' 'But, Mary, I can see no very intimate connection between her doings and your courtship, so if you ever intend to begin, pray do.' 'So I will, love, only have a Utile pa tience,', said she, gaily, stooping down and kissing me. 'But I assure you you will find it very dull and uninteresting, no hair-breadth escapes,' 110 'spirited horse, just ready to throw itself and rider (myself of course) over some steep pre cipice, when just at that exact moment some hero of the wood welcome gallant ly forward and become my preserver and future lover.' No handsome, manly cousin to fall in love with' and become his daiiy companion in walks and rides. Nothing of all this. I forewarn you, bulif.you still persist in hearing my home etory, you shall have it.' Merely bowing my head in assent, for I WMbecoming impatient, my sister seat, ed herself on a low footstool at my' feet and began. : , Ypu remember Mrs. Milton, who used to vWit,u8 .iri the city, and mako me so many ' handsome presents f Well, she owned a charming place near the sea shore. Oh, Lucy, if you have never been there I cannot describe it to you. The house itself is old-fashioned, and the furniture,' though antique, is rich and cosily. 1 ehall never forget the many nleasant evetiings I have spent in that vine-clad porch, with the whole expanse of blue, clear water lying ulmost at my feet. When laying aside my book, I would sit fairly entranced in the calm irrev hour of twilight when silence reign ed around and the moon shed her soft light over the rich and varied scene. Tru ' ly has it been said that man made the city. But God made the country. Mrs. Milton was a kind-hearted w.o- H ftl'celilii minuil, jpcbottu- to Inicricait Inlcrats, literature, gticriee, antj man, though one fond of having her own jshe concealed, her feelings, under the 1n4.sk way. I was ever a great favorite of hers I of politeness. so was a certain young physician in a The doctor's friend, I had forgotten to neighboring village. How often has Mis. mention, was a young man of a bright Milton spoken in boundless praises of i florid complexion, not good-looking cer him to me: telling how half the village tainly, but polite and gentlemanly in' his girls were striving to win his noble heart, hut striving in vain. Mamma and I had returned in the earlv part of September from the Springs, tired I with gayety and excitement. 1 fairly ces every now and then, rose and request cried for joy when Mrs. Milton canie tojed Mr. Neland to accompany her to the New York, nominally with ihe intention ! hot-house to look at some choice exotic of having mamma and myself return with ! sho haiMately received, and which she her to her rural home. Mamma, howev-! wished him to analyze. They left the er, preferred remaining in tho city, tho' room, leaving me to play the hostess to she finally consented to my returning with ! Dr. Louiston, not a very agreeable task ! ry, my life is all a blank now ; and some Mrs. Milton, the terms that I should keep just then, I assure yon. But I had pre-1 times when you are surrounded by the my mirth within bounds, for you know j viotisly resolved what line of conduct to bright and gay, will you pause and be what a wild madcap I was in those days, puisne, and proceeded to carry it into stow one thought on him who must here Lou. ! effect. I after lead a dreary existence ? 0!i ! Ma- I will pass over our. plrant journey, I lWui allJ walki1r ,0 ,he ()pcn ry, Mary, tiat wo had never me,.' and in v delight in cxchanrin!r the hot and 1 .1 t .:,i "... .., : ! ni, hn,v f,iw m.pnhn. scorching w v 1 1 .4. nrii'k w: s. :i ui ' ' ami dnst-laden air, fofeool, refreshing breezes I and waving green grass. I had been at Mrs. iuihoi. 8 Huui a luruiigiii, wneu unc t 1. . . 1 t. . . r I. . morning she hastily entered my room, sayii g, 'Come, .Mary, brush your hair and fix up, for Dr. Louiston and Mr. Ne land are coining down ihe avenue, and I would not wish ihem-to see you in this plight.' 'Nor I either, Aunty,' I replied, for I had been out in the woods all the morning, and my gingham dress was sad ly torn, and my white apron all stained with blackberries. 'Well, dear,' she con tinued, 'come down in the parlor as soon as you'ro ready, for I must go and show them in; Nancy is so dumb, she will be more likely to take them in the lea-room, if she should condescend to invite them to enter at all,'' and so saying, she left the room. What Mrs. Milton meant by fixing up I do not know ; but I am afraid my toilet that afternoon did not exactly suit; for a3 it was very warm I sjmply arranged my hair, and put on a white muslin dress ( 1 without a single ornament, save that lilile diamond ring papa had given the New Year's before. From various hints from my friends at Wesiland and others interentcd, I had j learned lhat if I had heard much of Dr. Louiston, he had heard milch more eon ceming me, In fact the whole country round was aware lhat the doctor had been selected by Mrs. Milton as my future husband. But from several stories I had heard, ! knew very well that he was not easily caught ; and I determined to meet him on his own ground. Much had been said by ihe village belles and young wives of the country round in his disfavor in my presence. But I heeded them not, for I well understood their motives, and though, mister dear, I cared very little to see Dr. Louiston, I did die to mako them envious as far as it was in my power. I'm afraid, Lucy dear, that if their mo tive was wrong in speaking my dispar agement in Dr. Lnuiston's presence, my own motive in cultivating his acquaintance was not exactly right. When I had completed dressing I took a bunch of wild flowers, which I had been gathering that morning, with ihe in tention of arranging them. I descended ihe stairs. As I entered tha room, I saw Mrs. Milton standing by an open window conversing with the two gentlemen, and pointing to some favorite plant in ihe gar den below. I therefore stood for a mo ment near the door unobserved. Hap pening to look that way, one of the gen tlemen caught my look, and I thought I could just perceive a rather amused ex pression pass over his countenance. In a moment I knew lhat it was Dr. Louis ton, and I returned his glance with one of hauteur and disdain. lie was of the me dium height and strikingly handsome. His features were fine, and his eyes black and piercing. ' 1 sat down on the sofa and commenced arranging my flowers, and when iniro duced bagged the gentlemen to excuse me from rising, as I was particularly en gaged: Mrs. Milton seemed surprised. 'My dear,' she said, 'this is Dr. Louiston, whom you have doubtless heard me fre quenliy speak of.' 'Indeed,' I answered, without once. looking up. I could plainly see that Mrs. Milton was displeased with my conduct during tho intcrviow, but STEUBENVILLE, manners. He came and sat down by me, and we spon entered into a spirited con versation. Presently Mrs. Milton, who had been regarding us with nervous glaiv uimvi x nun uiv iii'iuii ui hp i.oniuuia ; 'O s ircus. 01 s a is am eaves, am 11 :i. r i n n ch()i(.e (f ., , fl ' t , . . . n.. Louiston and said. 'Yon have doubtless heaul my name coupled with many idle ; reports, and your partial motive,' I added, smiling, 'in coming here to-day was one of curiosity, and I must ay, my dear sir, that I cannot much blame you after your experience. Now, Dr. Louiston,' I con linued, 'if you choose to come and visit us occasionally from motives of friend ship, don't imagine, my dear sir, that you will be treading on tlippery ground, or that snares are spread round about to en trap you. For as to myself, though 1 have not yet informed Mrs. Milton, or in deed any one but dear mamma, I am to be married to a dear cousin (who is now travelling in Europe for his health) at the end of six months. ' , I calmly endured that fixed gaze of in quiry, without shrinking, for every word I had uttered was truth. Di. Louiston rose, and eominir to where I was standing, said, while a beautiful smile played upon his countenance, 'At least then, Mis .Mary, let us be friends.' 'Certainly,' I replied, laughingly, at the same time extending my hand, 'I have not the slightest objection.' Jti'-t at that unlucky moment, while my hand was still in Dr. Louiston's, Mrs. Milton entered the room, while a gratified expression swept over her features ; and when the gentlemen had departed, and she openly congratulated me on my sup posed conquest, it almost broke my heart to think of the kind friend I was deceiv ing. For I believe, Lucy, my interests were as near her heart as her own. Well, Dr. Louiston and I,' I see I must be brief, sister, as ihe dressing bell has rung, 'continued from thai time as friends, riding on horseback, rowing, and walk ing together ; and the time allotted for my visit was fast drawing to a close. But, Lucy, whenever I thought of re turning home, there would come such a sensation around my heart, that I could almost' wish, sometimes, lhat it would cease to beat altogether. I know ii was very wicked, bui I could not help it. One evening, I remember it as well as if it were but yesterday, we had been walking together, Dr. Louiston and I were seated beneath a lofty oak. We were both of us silent. I was thinking with deep regret of returning to ihe city the next morning, for mamma had vvrilten lhat I must not delay my return another day, as papa and you were expected by the next steamer. As the dew was fast falling, we rose and relurncd home. As we nearly reached the door, Dr. Louiston turned to ine and said, 'Forgive me, Mary, for the woids I am about to speak. When I received your permission to visit you, it was with the mutual agreement that it was to be only as a friend. But oh, Ma ry,' he continued, earnestly, 'I have found too late, as others have found before me, that love has grown out of friendship; and Mary, forgive me dear, but I must say it, I have sometimes dared, yes 1 dar ed to hope that, though your hand was promised to another, your heart was mine Oh! that that wild hope might indeed Drove a reality, and I would not ask for 1 more.' My head was lying on his slioulder, my hand lay passively in his. I had not OHIO, WEDNESDAY, the power to speaMrfiwTf I should attempt it,T would only burst into tears'. When 'we reached the piazza all was still. Nothing was to be heard but the dashing of the waves against the shore. I sat down on a seat on the porch, and gazed with filling eyes into tho blue sea. Oh ! how I wished I was buried beneath those rocking waves, never more to gee the light of day. But better thoughts ! soon came, and when Dr. Louiston bade mo farewfll, and imprinted a kiss on my brow, I felt calm. 'Good night, Mary,' ho said, 'I respect you for the silence you have chosen to keep. But oh ! Ma- v ed back in my own heart. But I strove to be calm, and bidding Dr. Louiston farewell, rushed into the house. And now, Lucy, I need not go on, you know the rest. How when but a few days aficr papa had returned, lie called me one morning to the library, drawing me toward him and kissing my brow, and told me he had sad. news for me; and bade me never again think of my cousin William, for six weeks ago (so he had written mc, and papa had in mistaken kindness withheld the ieltcr until his re turn) he had married an English girl, speaking of our engagement only as a childish attachment. My eyes were filled with tears of joy now, and I kissed papa over and over again, who looked at me wonderingly over his spectacles, lor he had expected to find me plunged in grief. And now Louise, you remember my merry wedding, and our removal to St. Louis, and lhat life ever since has been t3 me but one bright dream of happiness.' Home Politeness. Why not be polite ? how much does it cost to say 'I thank you V Why not practice it at home ? to your husband ? to your domestics ? If a stranger does you some little act of courtesy, how sweet the smiling acknowledgement ! If your husband, ah ! it is a matter of course no need of thanks. Should an acquaintance tread on your dress, your best, very best, how profuse are you with your 'never minds, don'l think of it, I don't care at all ;' if a hus band does it, he gels a frown; if a child, it is chastised. 'Ah ! these are little things,' say you. They tell mightily upon the heart, let me assure you, little as ihey are. A gentleman stops at a friends house, and finds it in confusion. He don't see anything to apologize for never think of such matters. Everything is all right cold supper, cold room, crying children perfectly comfortable. Goes home, where the wife has been taking care of the sick ones and working her life almost out. Don't see why thing can't bo kept in order there never were such cross chil dren before.. No apologies accepted at home. Why not bo polite at home ? Why not use freely that golden coin of courtesy ? How sweetly they sound, those little words, 'I thank you,' or 'you are very kind.' Doubly, yes, ihrice sweet from the lips we love, when her smiles make the eye sparkle with the light of affection Be polite to your children. Do you expect them 10 be mindful of your wel fare ! to grow glad at your approach ? to bound away to do your pleasuro before the request is half spoken ? Then with all your dignity and. authority mingle po liteness; give it a niche in your house hold temple. Only then will you have "leai ued the true secret of sending out in to ihe world really finished ladies and gentlemen. What we say, we say unto all be po lite. ' In Turkey, whenever a storekeeper is convicted of telling a lie, his house is painted black, to remain so fof one month. If there -were such a law in, this country, what a sombre and gloomy appearance some of our cities would present. OCTOBER 24. 1855. ' FEMALE CHARACTER. : Character to a woman is like cash to a man without it one is poorly off indeed. The person who will deliberately injure a woman's reputation by word or deed, is guilty of an act that should crimson tho cheek with shame, and burn the consence' as with fire. Tho trouble of it is too of ten attended with no such result.' We find l following afio.it on the sea of newspaperdum, which is good enough to have the widest possible circulation. "Never make use of an honest woman's !l:imi :lt !tn I m iimm.i. limn np m o .tti-vml ... u ui i..if.wir 1 l!l. V. I.I U llll.tl.Vt j company. Never make assertions about j her that you think are untrue, or alius- ' ions that you feel she herself would blush to hear. When yon meet with men who do not scruple to make use of a woman's nsme in a reckless and unprincipled man ner, shun them, for they are the very worst members of the community, men lost to every sense of honor every feel ing of humanity. Many a good and worthy woman's character has been for ever ruined, and her heart broken by a lie, manufactured by somc'villain, and re peated when it should not have been, and in the presence of those whoso little judge ment could not deter them from circula ting the foul and blighting reporl. A slan der is soon propagated, and the smallest thing derogatory to a woman's character, will fly on the wings of the wind, and magnify a3 it circulates, until its monstrous weight crushes the poor unconscious vic tim. Respect the name of woman, for your mother, your sister, are women ; snJasyou would have their fair names untarnished and their lives unembittcred by the slanderer's biting tongue, heed the ill lhat your own words may bring upon the mother, the sister, or wife of some fellow creature." A Newport Story. Near Newport, is situated the Island of Connecticut ; ihe inhabitants of which arc in the habit of taking their produce to the market of the former place, taking back in return, such commodities as their necessities demand. Some years since, there lived an honest family on the island, who had a son, whose long shabby, uncombed hair, gave him an uncommonly poor'h appearance, even in thai then primitive place. The father was in ihe habit of visiting New port, according to the custom of his neigh bors. On one occasion, he took home with him, packed at the top of the chest in which he transported his goods a small mirror, the first ever possessed by the family. The chest was brought home, and placed in the centre of ihe room, as usual, for the purpose of being discharg ed of its contents, when this uncouth son- ran, us usual, and raised the lid, to see what father had brought from town. On this occasion, he gave but one brief look, dropped the lid, and with terror depicted in every feature, cried out : "Oh, moth er ! mother ! father has brought home a cub ! he has brought homo a cub I seed him a young bear ? '.' I.ioht Supper. One of the great se crets of health is light supper ; and yet it is a great self denial, when one is hungry and tired at the close of the day, to eat little or nothing. Let such an one take leisurely a cup of tea, a piece of cold bread with butler, and he will leave the table as fully pleased with himself and all the world as if he had eaten a heavysup per. Take any two men under similar circumstances, strong, hard-working men, of iwenly five years; let one take his bread and butler, wiih a cup of lea, and the ordinary et ceieras, as the last meal of the day, and let the other eat heartily of whatever may tempt his appetite, and we will venture to affirm lhat tho tea drink er will outlive ihe other by thirty years. Homc Circle, Children. I remember a great man coming to my house at Waltham, and seeing all my children standing in the or der of their ago and stature, he said: 'These are they that make rich men poor ;' but he straight received this answer, 'Nay my lord ; these are they lhat make a poor man rich for there is not one of these whom we should part with for all your wealth Bishop' Haifa Life. $2 feral $iitecncc ' , , ' : Erom the Christian Chronicle. ' '' SCATTERED TEfOITGHTS " " To-morrow will be my birth-day, and I have stolen awhile away from cum bering cares, that I might spend a short season of the closing year in casting a ret. respective glance at the past how check ered it has been, how strewn with provi dence and crov ned with blessings. But a few years ago, a ha; py little school girl, surrounded by those who lov ed to fondle and caress, with prospects fas cinating enough to enamour a little travel er, and guide the liny ieet to paths ol pleasure ; but ere I had entered the en chanted giound to pluck its fragrant bios. soms, heard the silent whisper Child, beware ! I heeded not till thorns grew up around mc, and thought the solemn les son, lhat earth's enjoyments cannot last. While pausing to reflect, the rude blastof the destroying angel swept over, and bore away the flattering spirit of my idol broth er to a fairer climate, where cotd and heat are never known. Again and again, I have watched beside the dying bed of ma ny very dear to me. I still seem .to feel ihe farewell grasp, and hear the feeble ac cents us they frame a parting admonition, "to be good." 0, relentless death, why dost thou choose earth's richest jewels for thy prey 1 Thou hast broken our circle, left our hearlh stono desolate, loosed the silver cord, bro ken the wheel at the cistern, and gather ed 'mid thy gleanings the ripening shock we fain would have treasured for our selves ; but the dust has returned to the earth, as it was, and the spirit unto God who gave it. We are left orphans my mother, as a broken reed, shaken by the wind. But tho fatherless and widow have a Father in heaven, whose supporting hand has sus. lained, whose rod and staff have upheld us,, while the lender Shepherd gently folds us as lambs to his bosom, healed our bleading hearts with the balm of Gilead, at.d udminislered a cordial for each fear. I have since felt a nearness to this Sa vior which I never felt before, though the billows had nigh gone over ine, yet His smile calmed the angry waves and chas ed away the gloom of night. "He hath done all things well j" these bereavements were only to elevate my affections, and refine and purify my heart, by purging away its dross, that the image of Christ might bo reflected there Months and years have passed, yet Ilis loving kindness has never failed. I re joice to-day that lie has taken my feet out of the horrible pit and the miry clay, and fixed them upon the rock Christ Je sus. 0, reader, here is a foundation which ages cannot destroy, and upon which I would urge you to build all your hopes ; for, unlike the quicksands on which you have reared the castles of your every-day dreams, you will find life real and immortal. Glen. JC7"A French paper mentions that a peasant received lately by mail, a letter from his son Joseph, a Zonave before Se baslopol. The young man mentioned the fact ihal his legs were yet whole, but that his shoes were the worse of the wear. The affectionate father having purchased a pair of nine and a-halfs, was perplexed as to the means of forwarding them. At last he thought of the telegraph the line to Marseilles ran through his village. He put the address on ono of the soles, and flung the shoes over the wire. A pedlar passing by, struck by the solidity of their workmanship, appropriated them and placed his uteJ up stampers in their place. The next morning the old daddy returned to the spot to see if the telegraph had executed his commission. He saw the substitution which had been effected. "I vow," he exclaimed, 'If Joseph hasn't sent back bis old ones t" Intoxication. An old law in Spain decreed that if a gontleman was convicted of even a capital offence, he should be pardoned on his pleading his having been intoxicated at the time he committed it, it being supposed lhat any one who bore the character ol gentility, would more readily suffer death than confess himself capable of such a vice. P E 11 ANN U M ; INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE, VOLUME I. NUMBER 42. VICTORIA AND THE-SABBATH. The following interesting anecdote of Queen Victoria was originally published in the Court Journal. It is probably true; and if so, is highly honorable to her: A noble lord, not particularly remarka ble for his obseivance of the holy old nances, arrived at Windsor late on Satur day night. 'I have brought down for your Majesty's inspection," he said, 'some paper? of im portance, but as they muM be gone into at length, I will not trouble your Majesty with them to night but request your at- . tention to-morrow morning.' To-morrow morning!' repeated tha Queen, 'to morrow is Sunday, my Lord!' 'But busiuess of state, please your Maj esty!' '.Must be attended to, I know,' replied ihe Queen; 'and as, of course, you could not come down earlier to night, I will, if those papers are of such vital importance, attend to them after we come from church to morrow morning.' To. church went ihe toyal party, to church went the noble lord and much to his su rpri.se the sermon was on th dut ies of the Subbalh !' . : 'How did your lordship like the ser mon!' inquired the Queen. 'Very much, your Majesty,' replied tho nobleman, with the best grace he could. 'I will not conceal from you,' said tho Queen, 'that last night I sent the clergy man the text from which he preached. I hope we shall all be the better for it.'. The day passed without a single word on the subject of the paper of impor tancewhich mu3t be gone into at length.' His lordship was as he always is graceful and entertaining, and at night, when her Majesty was about to withdraw, 'To morrow morning, my Lord,' she said, 'at any hour you please as early as seven if you like we shall go into those papers.' Mis lordship could not think of intru ding at so early an hour on her Majesty 'nine would be quite time enough. 'As they are of importance,' said tha Queen, 'as they are of importance, my Lord, I would have attended to them ear lier, but at nine be it.' And at nine her Majesty was seated. ready to receive the nobleman, who had been taught a lesson on the duties of tho i Sabbath, il is hoped he will not quickly forget. Rfeht or Left. We were told a few days since the fol lowing piece of "skinning" as it was cal led, and which is rather too good to be lost, showing at the same time the des perate straits a certain class of gentlemen are put to in making a raise. A well known case, who was hard up for money, meeting a brother chip in the street, told him if he would walk across the street, go into the lront door ot the hotel oppo site, and in walking in be very lame in his right leg, but come out in a few mo ments and be lame in the left leg, he wol'd make it all right with him some time. Without asking why or wherefore, the fellow did as was requested, and the skin ner going up to a gentleman, remarked to him how lame that man was in the left leg, who was just going into the hotel.- The gentleman said he was not lame m his left leg, which the other insisted wan so. But to settle the matter, the skinner immediately proposed a bet of ten dol lars that the man was lame in the left leg, which the gentleman accordingly took. The money was posted, and in a few mo ments the man came out so desperately lame in the left leg that he could scarcely get down the steps of the hotel, and of coursa the money was lost by the gentle man, who could scarcely believe' his own eyes, for although the man came but lame in his lei t, he was perfectly certain ha went in lame in tho right leg, but at the ' same time he never imagined there was any collision between the parties. We have heard of many ways to make a raise, but this goes a little ahead of all.-ia- I ny Knickerbocker. . The only way for a man to escape being found out is to pass for what he is, The only way to maintain a good character is to deserve if' It is easier to'correct our faults than to conceal them.