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move from the spot. Crouching down, he
held his breath, lest he should lose a word, but
all was silent —nothing to be heard but the
muffled tramp, tramp, upon the pavements,
and the creaking of something that bore the
body of the lifeless one. Nick’s breath came
in thick, cold gusts, as they approached the
spot, where he was bending low upon the
ground. He started forth, with a desperate
offoit, to meet the crowd. There was no cover
ing over the beautiful face, as it lay with its
filmy, sightless eyes staring open in ghostly un
consciousness upon the evening sky. The
torches, as they moved backward and forward
in the hands of the people, cast an uncertain
and sickly glare upon the pale, wan features,
rigid and cold as sculptured marble ; the long,
dark ringlets of hair clung to the bosom of her
dress, as to hide the unmeaning stare of the
glazed eyes. The terrified boy begged of them
to stop, as he cast himself upon his knees beside
the corpse. Taking its passive hand, he im
plored, in accents of bitter anguish, that she
would forgive him for all he had done —itq-
plored her to live for Edward Waters’ sake ;
and not until the bystanders had assured hi tn
that the spirit had long since passed would he
be pacified sufficiently to make them under
stand where the body was to be carried.
Poor Mary ! fearing the sneers of tire world,
heart-broken and despairing, she did not trem
ble to brave the presence of an angry God.
And was no sigh breathed, no tears shed for
the fate of one so lovely ? Yes ; there was one
who knelt in his lonesome chamber, and prayed
that the cup might pass from him—prayed for
thp departed soul that had not sought pardon
for itself. He had forgiven all the past, and
the lingering love in the sorrowing heart chid
him for his rash resolve to leave her forever.
Again he saw the dark eyes, as they' flashed in
their anger, that evening, when she spoke of
Walter West. Word after word came back to
his memory, till he accused himself of a too
hasty determination. 110 could even find ex
cuses for her blind love, as he groaned beneath
the sufferings of his own heart. But little had
he known of joy or happiness : the tree had
been early bent, and now its branches swept
the earth'; the pitiless storm had bowed them
lower in their maturer growth, but they were
unbroken still, and as the wind blew and the
rain fell, the trembling leaves still looked
green and fresh —hopes that turned them from
the fading pleasures of this life, to seek, with a
firm trust, peace in Heaven.
“ Are you going with the Wests in their new
home, Nick?” said Mrs. Jones, who, by-the-by,
was chief laundress at Mr. Hall’s.
“ No, I don’t think I shall.”
“ So, Miss Arthur has gone with them. Mrs.
West wants her brother Edward to marry her,
so they say, but you know the affections can
not bo tranferred, Nick.”
■ “ Oh, yye-yes,” replied the boy, abstract
“ And to think that Mrs. West was only a
work-girl, and that he should have married
“ All honor to him for it. Miss Bertha had
been well born and well educated, and educa
tion is everything, never mind the rank one
may hold in this world/’
“Why, Master Nick, you talk like a great
“And who knows but what some day I mny
be a great man. In this free country every one
can rise."
“You always was a good boy, Nick, and
when poor Miss Mary died ' ’
“Died! We’ll talk of something else,her name
makes always my head ache, and I feel cold all
over just like winter—a flood of water seems
to’ gather round my heart, and freeze there. I
can always see her dead face, it is always be
fore my eyes, in the dark and in the light—the
white lips and the wet black hair. Ugh ! I can
feel her clammy hands now I ’'
“Good bye, boy—God bless you."
In the evening of that day, as the sun hung
like a golden lamp upon tiro forest trees, two
persons stood beside a grave in the lonely
churchyard. A stone had been placed thereto
the memory of the sleeper, over whom the
young grass waved as green and fresh, as if it
would have told without a voice that even as
Swing had renewed' its freshness, so to . the
dead would bo the resurrection and the life.
Many years had passed away since those two
had wept a farewell over the sacred spot. The
earnest look upon the boy’s brow had deepen
ed into lines of care upon the forehead of the
man. The sweet face of the girl had become
mature in the mild expression of the woman.
!‘Bertha, we were children when we last
knelt here,” said Edward, as he pointed to hia
mother’s grave. “ I thought that to lose her,
and to leave you among strangers, had filled
up my cup of human grief. Years of loneli
liness and toil passed away, and I, at last,
found something more to love—to lore with all
the truth and reason of a man. She was to me
the brightest thing on earth -”
“Well, do not speak of that.”
“Yes, notv. This is the first time since Ma
ry’s death that I have spoken of her, and I
wish it now. This is the anniversary of her
birthday, and I liaye thought much of her.”
“ You have ever done so. Edward.”
“No, I dared not. But to-night I must
speak all the pent-up anguish of my heart, and
then I will return to the world and shake off
this torpor.”
“Do so, Edward. You were made for the
blessings of all around you.”
“ Not all! I need not tell you how my deep
affection was thrown back upon my heart; but
I was wrong, Bertha, fearfully, cruelly wrong.
I should have remembered the iron hand that
trained her childhood, that had bent to its own
selfish will every twig of that fair tree. She
was an orphan like ourselves—your husband
came —”
“ Edward, this is a painful subject to both
of us.”
“No matter. She loved Aim, and was told
to look on me as her future husband. Had I
striven, I might at least have gained her
esteem ; what a blessing would that have been
to me now. I should have healed and nursed
the suffering girl that would have been entrust
ed to my care. But now, it is too late. lam
sironger’to-night, Bertha, than I have been for
many a day. Let us go home,”
“ Yes, Miss Arthur and Walter will be await
ng us.”
Twining his arm gently round her waist, he
gazed intently in her face, there was a wild
brightness in the eyes, a restless working of
the deep crimson lips, a hectic flush upon that
hollow cheek, that .spoke in volumes to his
watchful sister.
“Aye, Miss Arthur,” said he, as he left the
church path, “I Would speak of her. She is
a good, kind girl, Bertha, but I can novef- be
her InsAand. It was wrong in you to encour
age such a thought.”
“ She loves you. Edward, and would make
you happy. I have done for the best. It would
be better for us all. You have always seemed
niore cheerful in her presence.’’
“I can never love again !”
“ You can respect her, that js what you wish
ed Mary would have done had you married
her.' ’
How the heart will leap, and the pulse throb,
at the sudden mention of a dear name spoken
at random, when we have schooled and chid
den the rebellious feeling into temporary
apathy. On rushes the tumultuous blood, like
a stream that has been choked by the gather
ingweeds, and suddenly set free, raising iir
its mad career, thoughts that we hoped were
buried forever in oblivion; and we wonder to
find the embers of a sleeping fire, thus rudely
stirred, send forth a light as strong and steady,
if not as bright, as that which burned in our
bosoms when fanned by a sweet delusive hope
in earlier and happier days. The look he gave
at the mention of that name was never forgot
ten by her who saw its anguish.
“Edward, we have reached our home,” said
Bertha, hoping to turn Jiis thoughts from the
dark channel to which they were hurrying.
“Bless you, Bertha, good night, I shall not
go to your house this evening—and to morrow
I shall have more energy, and be a different
man. And Bertha, do not forget to warn
Walter against the snare;; of Victor De Verc.
He has sworn to bo revenged on vou for re
fusing him—so beware.” He pressed his lips
upon her tearful eyelids, clasped her warm
hand in bis, and with a saddened voice mur
mured “ good night!”
o - .3' £■ c- o
If the tombstone now bears another name—
the name of him who died in manhood’s prime,
not having numbered half the years of three
score aud ten—why should the living repine ?
The sand had fallen grain bv grain, and car
ried in its progress the wreck of all earth’s
brightest dreams.
It was toward the close of a beautiful sum
mer’s day, when the earth appeared robed in
the garments of Paradise, that Walter West
and Bis beloved Bertha were reclining beneath
a lofty tree, whoso leafy branches were gently
waving, as if stirred by an angel’s breath.
The hours flew by on golden wings, and night
had drawn its curtain across the earth ere they
were aware of its approach. Ono by one had
the silvery lamps of heaven been hung upon
its walls, and Nature was hushed in a holy
Cal “Comc, Bertha, it is about time for us
dreamy mortals to leave this scene, and, be
side, the air is growing damp and chill; come
IC And S he put one arm around her slender
waist, while with the other he assisted her to
“ Huw lovely, Walter, is the night,” replied
Bertha. “ Oh, I could sitaud watch the twink
ling stars till morning dispersed them. What
<Ta»deur —what beauty is all around—and
srhat a time for love ! How the heart could
pour out its treasures upon such a night! But
really I believe I am growing sentimental.”
And the gay young creature laughed until
the silence rang with her merry tones.
There was one who had tracked their steps
from tho time they had departed.' He- had
heard their vows of love, and witnessed their
fond embraces, and swore that he would be
revenged. As tier joyous laugh sounded in
his car, it but served to add fresh fuel to his
wrath, and uttering an oath of direful revenge,
he left to put his schemes in execution.
Victor De Vere was a gambler of the worst
grade, and being the owner of a noted bank,
was widely known. By l»i*- rvpnted wealth ho
had been able to gain an entrance in fashion
able circles. His personal appearance was by
no means prepossessing. Of low stature, a de
fect in his posture was only the more perceiv
able ; his forehead was narrow and contracted,
his eyes dark and heavy, and his eyebrows met
and joined together. His face was hardly dis
cernible, being covered with a huge shaggy
pair of whiskers, aud an appendage of the same
class was upon his.chin and lips. Struck with
the beauty, dazzled by the accomplishments of
Bertha, he had used every.cffort to win her for
his bride. But to the pure and holy feelings of
such as she his pretentions were looked upon as
a mockery and an insult. There was nothing
congenial between them. Compared to him
she appeared an angel of light, and no oppor
tunity was lost on her part to make him aware
of her feelings.
But a nature like his was not to be satisfied
with such expressions, and thinking that his
wealth might pave the way to Iris success, he
offered it, together with himself, to her. With
a look of mingled hate and scorn, she gazed
upon him and said ;
“ Mr. De Verc, no act of mine has ever given
you a foundation upon which to build a hope,
and, thererefore, I look upon upon this as an
insult. And now, sir, be gone, and bear with
you my scorn and contempt," and as the last
words left her lips, she glided from his pres
ence, leaving bim alone with his thoughts.
Stunned for a moment by the suddenness of
the shock, he stood, as if rooted to the ground,
then casting a gaze of hate and rage upon, her
retreating figure, muttered :
‘‘ By heavens she shall pay for this. Y es, I
will be revenged. I will track her every step,
and when in the enjoyment of every bliss, I
shall dash her cup of happiness to the ground,
and triumph in her misery,” and with a scowl
upon his countenance, he strode from the
The first few years of Bertha’s married life
were supremely blest. The sunshine of heaven
shone upon them—the morn of their new.exfa
tence dawned in splendor, and each day
brought new pleasures and enjoyments—wealth
rolled into her husband’s coffers, as if by some
magic influence, and every year added to the
comfort and opulence of their situation. But
though to them the skies of prosperity wore
promising and bright, yet a cloud was gather
ing in the distance, and all unknown to them,
was hanging above their heads.
Victor De Vere had not been idle, or forgot
ten his schemes of vengeance. He was silently,
slowly, but surely working the downfall of the
unsuspicious husband. To wreak his venge
ance upon the wife, the husband was to be
made the instrument, and both were to be
plunged in the vortex of misery. To gain that
end, he had so won the confidence of Walter,
that he was looked upon in the light of his
best friend. Nothing was too difficult to exe
cute, no assistance beyond his powet to afford,
and there was nothing that lie would not do
to oblige his dear friend Walter. Need it be
wondered at that the victim fell into the toils.‘
While thus happy in the thought of pos
sessing such a friend—Mot friend was rejoicing
in the success of his schemes.
“A little while longer,” he muttered, “ and
she shall feel my vehgeance. Her husband is
my tool. I shall rum his business—then offer
a chance to regain fortune by gambling—and
then —yes, then she shall be mine,” aud a
smile of satisfaction gleamed across Ids har
dened features. “Now for my plans, I shall
lend him money, and then press him for it
under the pica of necessity, he, unable to pay,
must refuse. A hint shall be thrown out to
burn his store, and claim the insurance. That
done, he is is ruined. Then comes the saloons
of gambling. He shall lose all—become a
beggar—and his wife must starve or become
mine. Ha! ha! my day of triumph is ap
proaching, and we will see how the beggar’s
wife will cringe to the man she once rejected
with scorn—but now for action. ’ ’
It was a cheerless night upon which Bertha
West sat watching for the return of her hus
band . All day had he been absent, and so un
usual an occurrence filled her bosom with
alarm. She now brought to mind that for
some days previous his brow had worn an ex
pression of care and anxiety, and her heart
throbbed painfully as thoughts of untold dan
gers floated through herbrain. His well-known
footsteps were at last heard approaching, and
rising from her seat, as the door opened, she
threw herself upon his neck, saying,
“ Dear Walter, why so late ? Has anything
occurred? Oh, how miserable I have been.!’
“ Calm your fears, Hertha,” he replied, “my
business demanded all my attention to-day,
and when night came De Vere and I had some
matters to overlook.”
“ Promise me to shun that man,” said Ber
tha, as she placed her snQwy hand upon her
husband’s shoulder. “I know n-ny, out
my heart tells me to beware—he can never be
my friend. And then, poor brother Edward
warned me against him. Oh, do shun him.”
“ Why, Bertha, lam astonished. Victor fa
my best friend. You must overcome all such
foolish fancies, and look upon him in that
“ I will try for your sake, but my.
are ominous of spg>edreadful calamity.”
“Nonsense, nonsense, you talk as if you
really believed all will happen that your fancy
tells you, but there is no danger.”
And kissing hex ruby lips, the conversation
was changed.
One week after Walter West was writing in
his counting-house, deeply engaged in poring
over a file of books. His lips were compressed
as if with agony, and as page after page was
examined, a doubtful shake of the head told
plainly that there was no hope. One of those
serious convulsions which every now and then
occur in the mercantile world had begun, and
in its course had prostrated house after house.
For a time ire had succeeded in stemming the
current, aided by De Vere, but no longer could
the event be stayed—he was on the vergo of
bankruptcy. Outstanding debts ho could not
collect, and all other resources had failed. He
had launched into schemes which he did not
understand, and the consequence was, the loss
of thousands. Had he not swerved from his
legitimate business transactions the storm could
have been met in safety, but led on by the ad
vice of De V ere he embarked upon an un
known sea, and now shipwreck was the conse
With an aching heart and a throbbing brow
he was now overlooking his accounts, and while
plunged in grief, doubt and despair, the door
was thrown open, aud Victor De Vere stood
before him.
“ Why, man," he said, “ put up vour books,
you are looking quite, unwell; you are certain
ly ruining your health.” And as he spoke a
smile of peculiar meaning lit up Iris counte
nance. “Walter," continued he, “if conve
nient, I wish you would let me have that mo
ney: now, as necessity compels me to ask for it.
Restassured that nothing but the most abso
lute want of it would have induced me to de
mand it."
At the mention of the word “ money” Wal
er’s face assumed a ghastly hue. and in tones
t n which sorrow and pain were blended, he re
“ Must you have it to-day, Victor ? Really
I fear I shall have great difficulty in collectin'’
it." °
Though painful the task which necessity
compels me to undertake, there is no alterna
tive. I must have it."
“ But what it 1 am not able to grant vou
your request ?' ’
“Nonsense, man, there fa no probability of
that. Are you not in the enjoyment of a large
credit, extensive business, and a prosperous
situation 1 No, no, there is no doubt of your
But as the villain uttered the words, he
knew full well the prospects of his victim.
“ Weil, De Vere, if the fact must be known,
I am about to become a bankrupt. 1 have
borrowed at enormous interest, have resorted
to every means to relievo my necessities, but
all in vain. lam a ruined man.”
Now was the moment seized upon by De
Vere to carry out his schemes, and in a tone of
voice which he attempted to make as consoling
as possible, he replied :
"Is there no chance which may promise a
relief to your situation ? If there is, and 1 can
assist you, I stand ready to do so.”
“None, whatever,” was the reply.
“You have quite a large stock of goods on
hand. Arc you insured ?"
“ Yes, to the amount of ten thousand dol
“ Why, man, what a God-send a fire would
be to you in your present difficulties—the very
thing to relieve you.”
And with a peculiar look he gazed at Wai
“ Victor, what canyon mean ? If I thought
there was no danger, I—l —l -”
“ What would you do ?” exclaimed the vil
lain, who now saw his ends obtained; “sur
render your standing in society—your wife—•
your character—think, man, think.”
“What would I do?" thundered out the
victim, “I would escape from iny difficulties,
keep unstained my business character, support
my wife as now, and though all is involved in
the vortex if I fail, yet by heavens, ij. shall be
attempted ! Yes, I will do it.”
“It is a hazardous scheme,", said DeVere,
“yet if successful, will enable you to keep an
unstained name among your fellow men. If I
were in the same situation I should do like
With his hands behind him, Walter West
paced to and fro. as if in great agitation, when
suddenly stopping he turned to De Verc, and
said :
“It fa a plan of great criminality; but no
matter, it shall be done. No one will suspect
me. 1 cannot bite the dust, and be hooted at
as a bankrupt. No, the deed shall bo done.
Victor, you are my friend ; as such, let me im
plore you to be silent. ”
“Here fa my hand upon it—mum’s the
woid. Let us go and partake of some of Dan
Snyder’s punch,” and placing his arm. in that
of West’s, he made a motion of leaving.
Arm in arm they departed, and when they
separated one was planning to destroy his store,
and the other chuckling to himself at the rapid
achievement of his vengeance :
“It works —it works! but the end fa not
And murmuring words of inward congratu
lation, he awaited, with anxiety, tho final re
It was a night of surpassing beauty and love
liness—too beautiful, indeed, to be desecrated
by a deed so foul as that contemplated by
Walter West. There was no moon shining,
but the clear sky was lustrous with stars, whose
light developed objects at some distance with
great distinctness. About midnight, after
lighting a brand in his store, he escaped stealth
ily, and secreted himself from observation, on
the opposite side of the street, in an unfinished
A short interval elapsed, and a small light
was discernible through the window on the
door. Gradually growing more distinct, it
soon broke forth in fiery flames, whose crack
ling was heard by the author of tho scene,
even in his place of obscurity. The cry of
* ‘ fire’ ’ was sounded by a passing watch man—
the bells pealed forth their notes of alarm—a
crowd gathered, and leaving hfa hiding place,
unobserved, he mingled with them. It was a
grand and truly awful sight. The ascending
flames, the noise of the falling timbers, the
working of the engines, and the buzz and up
roar of the assembled mass, made it magnifi
cent to witness.
Motionless and apparently unmoved, West
stood, and gazed upon his work. His arms
were folded across hfa chest, and one foot was in
advance of the other, and his lips were tightly
compressed. Though presenting but little out
ward feeling, yet hfa mind was excited almost
to madness, and his. agitation was, like the
fiery furnace he had kindled. While thus
meditating, a hand was placed upon his should
er, and on turning round, he met the gaze of
Victor de Vere.’’
“ Bravely done, my boy,” he exclaimed, “ I
could not have done it bettor myself.”
“ Hush, for Owl’s sake," cried tlie unhappy
man. “Do not speak so loud. You will be
“No danger of that, there fa too much con
fusion to pay attention to us. But come, now,
you are nervous—let us go and recruit at Sny
der’s saloon,” and De Vere, by hfa arts, led hfa
victim into one of the most gaudy and splen
did gambling hells in the city.
Six hours after, he could have been seen
reeling homeward, lost to all recollection.
The demon was upon him—his passion for
ploy increased, and night after night found
him still deeper hi the snares of Victor Do
Within her solitary chamber, communing
with her own thoughts, sat Bertha West. She
was still beautiful, but care and sorrow had
stolen a few beauties from her brow. Reports
of her husband’s propensities were day after
day, breathed in her cars, but were met with
scorn and contempt. But, when at last, time
brought the fearful truth home to her, she
bowed her head, and wept in the bitterness of
her heart. Hfa home was no more a home to
him. Night after night, would he absent him
self, and when he returned, it was in a state
that proved he was dead to every sense of
virtue. His rest at night was disturbed by
drcams, in which his visions—wrought by
fancy—were filled with gold. The chains were
on him—they could not be sundered.
The old clock had rung out the hour of mid
night, aud yet he came not. She could not
sleep; her cars were listening for his well
known footsteps. After hours of untold agony,
she heard the door slam with violence, and the
next moment, her husband came .reeling in,
Hardly alilc to otiuHl.
“ What Ber-Ber-Bertha,” he stammered out,
“not g g-gone t-t-to be-be-bed yet ?’ ’
Tears were her only answer. She threw her
self upon the bed, end burying her face in the
pillow, wept bitterly.
Not noticing hfa wife, he began to unrobe
himself, muttering :
“Dc-Ve-Ve-Vcre fa a trump, w-w-won for
me t-te-te-ten thousand dollars, and he was
scon lost in a uitinkch slumber.
“Oh, Walter,” exclaimed Bertha, next
morning, “leave the company of that De Vere.
He will ruin youand the affectionate crea
ture twined her arms around his neck, and im
pressed a kiss upon his lips.
“I will, so help me heaven. I shall shun
hfa company, and never touch a card again,
and then, dear Bertha, we will be happy!”
and as he spoke, he pressed her to hfa heart.
But alas! he knew not of the hold which
De Vere had upon him. In ’vain was resolve
after resolve made, and made only- to be
Again he plunged into the vortex, again was
the tempter ever nigh him.who by hfa taunts of
being kept in bondage by his wiy: had changed
every- virtuous resolve of the unfortunate dupS.
Poor Bertha. Her happiness was altogether
destroyed, and often she prayed that she might
share the’grave of her departed brother. He?
pale face, and wasting form were ever before
her husband, and his treatment of her finally
settled into a cold contempt. Often at night
would she lay awake, and pray and weep, and
as she would hear the money boxes brought
into the house, she would most earnestly pray
for death to end her existence.
One night on entering the room, where De
Vere presided at the principal table, West was
greeted with a smile by that individual, and a
challenge to “try hfa luck.”
“The bank hss been exceedingly Jrtcky,”
said the gambler. “Let us see if your luck
will not change it.”
He accepted the invitation, and the first deal
was in hfa favor. Again, and again, he ven
tured, but the fickle goddess had deserted
him, and when he arose from the table, he had
lost a considerable: sum.
Not wishing his victim to suspect him of
any ulterior motive, De Vere made no objec
tions as to his leaving, but expressed a wish to
meet him there the next night.
• ‘ 'Then, ’ ’ mut tercd he, “ for vengeance. ’ ’
Tlie next night, as Walter was leaving his
house with all ’ the gold he could collect, hfa
wife, pale and weeping, threw 'herself at his
feet, and implored him by everything sacred
not to persevere in his course of ruin, which
must inevitably lead to misery and want.
Raising her gently up, and folding her in
’his aims, lie said with a sigh :
“ Bertha, my beloved Bertha, it must be so.
I nust do it; but to-morrow —to-morrow, you
sht.ll be happy, for here before God I solemnly
swear that this night shall be the last in which
I stall ever touch a card. Be calm Bertha,
retie to sleep—dream of happv days, and I
shall have better luck] to-nightand casting
one look upon her he departed.
r Cnee more he stood at the fated table ; in
three deals he had lost everything. Motion
less-incapable of action, he stood and gazed,
as if stupified with anguish, upon the pile
whfeh lay strewn before him. His reverie was
brofen by the voice of De Verc, saying :
“West, do you play again?” and he shuffl
ed the cards for a new deal.
“1 have lost my all, was tho reply, aud the
wrecked man's voice trembled.
“What, have you, indeed, been so unfortu
nate,” said the villain, in a tone of pretended
sympathy. . Have vou nothing else to stake.”
• ‘ No —I am a beggar. I have nothing—ab
soltrely nothing.”
D’Vere, unconcerned, went on shuffling the
cards, then, after dealing them, said softly :
“You have something else left you—a beau
•ifid wife t”
“Well, 'what of that?” demanded West,
with sternness in his voice, “ she is too pnrojto
be contaminated even by a fiend like you.”
Ttking no notice of this outbreak, DeVere
continued dealing, and after a pause, said :
“Ten thousand dollars against Bertha!’’
.“.You are mad —deranged—you cannot
surely mean it?” cried West.
“Twenty thousand dollars against Bertha,”
again said the gambler.
Lost to reason—what gambler is not ?—ex
cited by the faint hope that he might regain
what he had already lost—he hesitated--and
thatact was fatal. With a gloomy frown he
asserted to the stakes.
A few moments decided all—he had lost—
•tho tank had won. A ghastly hue stole over
his features, a faintness seized his frame,
ar.d jale as death, he staggered to tho window.
Ore by one the players departed ; the hall
was desolate, when DoVere approached hfa
victim, and said, in a low, mocking tone :
“Veil, sir, what next?”
“My God!” replied West, with emotion,
“ yoi have made me a beggar, you have won
my grid, but you are a madman if you think
you rave won my wife. My Bertha to be
bouglt and sold! By heavens, never.”
“ You should have thought of that before
you risked her,” said DeVere, “ and remember
that my twenty thousand dollars have bought
her, and the right to her fa mine. If she is
willing to go with me, by heavens, she shall,
though ell the world should oppose it.”
“Go with you! She will spurn you, yes,
you and your gold ! Ha! ha! your money
was staked for nothing. ’ ’
“Let him laugh who wins,” said DeVere,
scornfully. “As for myself Ido not despair.
You have brought your wife to want and
misery—it is yon whom site will scorn. Now,
listen, and then we will proceed to business.
Walter West, I loved Bertha’ Watere before she
became your wife. I told her of my love, but
she repulsed me, not only repulsed me, but
treated mo with scornful contempt. My love
was t imed to hate. I swore an oath of venge
ance, and most rigidly have I kept it. I fol
lowed you up—in the garb of a friend I won
your confidence. I led you on to ruin—en
trapped you in the gambling hell, and now, to
night, is my hour of triumph. I am revenged.
I resolved your ruin. I have succeeded. Aiul
mw t» your wife!”
Thunderstruck by this startling disclosure,
West stood as if paralyzed. He now saw the
load cf misery he had brought upon his wife.
He now, indeed, feared that she would desert
him. But mastering his agitation, he assumed
a tone of Calmness, and said :
“My wife shall decide. She hates you —
scorns you. Come on then,” and he led tho
way to his own house.
They reached the home of Walter West. It
was midnight. DeVere was proceeding to the
chamber of Bertha, when he was pulled back
by West, who said, in trembling tones :
“ She is Bleeping. You will not awaken
“ Why, how considerate!” sneered De Vere.
‘‘ Awaken her ! Do you fancy she has enjoyed
much rest since yon have made her so miser
“Ifor Heaven’s sake,.” exclaimed the wretch
ed man, “have compassion upon mo,” and,
throwing himself at the feet of De Vere, he
* 1 Be merciful —you have made me a beggar
—destroyed my happiness —leave me—leave
me. ny wife !’ ’
“This scene is growing tiresome,” said Do
Vere, in contemptuous tones. “Come, let us
proceed to business."
And thus speaking, he turned and walked
rapidly toward the sleeping apartment of Ber
With one spring, West leaped before him,
reached the deor, flung it back upon its hinges,
and rushed, like a madman, to the bed upon
which his wife lay. Drawing aside the cur
tain, he called out, in a voice the tones of
which were heartrending :
“ Bertha—Bertha!”
But no reply was given. Stooping over her,
he took her hand in his; then, bending his
head down to her mouth, let her hand fall
suddenb-, and, with a wild, piercing shriek of
accumulated agony, staggered backward into
the room, pointing at the same time toward
the bed, and fell, fainting, on the floor.
De Vere followed the glance of hfa eye and
the direction pointed out by his finger, and
felt that something awful had occurred ; but
of what character he knew not. With solemn
steps, and alarm depicted upon hfa countenance,
he approached the bed, parting the curtain
with trembling hands, and stood paralyzed at
the sight that met his view.
Bertha West was lying there a corpse !
Yes ; there, upon the snow-white sheets, she
lay, lifeless, with Death’s broad seal stamped
upon her brow! A smile of innocence even
still lingered upon her pale lips. She had fled
to Heaven—God had sent his angels, and upon
their golden wings they bore her to Paradise,
there, with kindred spirits, to enjoy bliss un
speakable. Knowing that they were beggars—
no hope for her lost husband—the thoughts
which gathered around her proved fatal—her
heart was broken !
Only for a moment did Victor De Vere gaze
upon this scene of horror, when, raising his
arms toward Heaven, he uttered a cry of min
gled grief and baffled rage, and rushed from
the rocm.
A few days after the above occurrence, the
body of a man was found floating upon the
bosom of the waters. He wi> s at once recog»
ni%d as the Walter West of our story. All
surmises as to the cause of his death were for
ever put to rest by the following note, which
was found upon the table in hfa room :
“ Life is now a burden to me. What have Ito
live for? Riches, character, wife—all gone!
Am I a man, to bear this .load of wretchedness—
to feel the venom, day bv day, creeping through
my veins, destroying this body inch by inch,
when in a moment—yea, in a second—l have the
power to end my agony—to drown all in obliv
ion? Peace then shall be mine. Peace—no,
there is not one hope that peace will ever come.
The image of my murdered Bertha fa ever before
me; she beckons me on with her pale hands.
Yes, I shall follow thee, thou angel of innocence.
I can die but once; death must come to all soon
er or!ater,thenwhynottomenow? Mydayscan
at least but be short; my face is pale and wan,
my eyes have lost their lustre, and are sunken
deep in their sockets, my lips arc purple, and
death stands ready waiting for hfa victim. • Mv
life is a burden_a load too heavy for me to carry
and to-morrow I shall be in eternitv. Bertha
—Bertha—my angel wife—l come—l come.
“ W. W.”
The tragedy was ended. Side by side they
were buried, and oft a muffled form was seen
bending over the sacred urn, as if in deep mis
ety. Nene knew from whence he came ; but
when a short time after he was found stretched
lilflcf-’B across the graves, all knew and gazed
with wonder upon the countenance of Victor
De Vere! He had come to die upon the
graves of hfa victims. Remorse with its vul
ture fangs, had seized upon him, and destiny
had drawn him to the spot where his ven
geance had been accomplished. Death had
called him to iheet those he had wronged at
the Lar of his Maker. Hfa vows of revenge
had been fulfilled, and the grave at last claim
ed as its own all that remained of the Gam
bisk as)) ms Victims.
hie USD.
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like to get hold of a receiptfor removing them.
The moment the ink fa spilled, take a little
milk and saturate the stain, soak it up with a
lag, and apply a little more milk, rubbing it
well in. In a few minutes the ink will be
completely removed.
Folly is the father of ignorance ,
ignorance the father of foofa.
P Goethe’s Belief in Immortality.—
One evening, in his old age, returning with his
secretary from a drive through the wooded
valley of Rudolstadt, he caused the carriage to
stop at a place where four roads met, to enjoy
the prospect of the red sun sinking over the
river and distant hills, and shedding his tran
quil light through the splendid avenue of
black Italian poplars. After viewing the de
scending orb for some time, turning to Eeker
man, he said, cheerfully. “ When one is
seventy years old one cannot fail at times to
think of death. The subject I contemplate in
the most perfect peace, for I have a firm con
viction that the soul is an existence of an in
destructable nature, whoso working is from
eternity to eternity. It is like yonder sun
which, to our eyes, indeed, seems to set, but
properly speaking, never sets —shining in un
changeable splendor adding that to him the
idea of the soul’s immortality flowed from that
of its activity, ‘ 1 for if I progress in intellectual'
activity in the same proportion as my bodily
tenement weakens, nature thereby seems to
pledge herself to bring me into a state of ex
istence more suitable to the ripe state of my
inward man."
Goon Dog.— Mr. William Edwards,
of this city, has in his possession a milk-white
setter <log, whoso adventures are of no ordi
nary character. The dog belonged to the rebel
family of Seldens, of Eastern Virginia, and
during the campaign on the Peninsular camo
into the possession of Col. Edwards, of one of
the Massachusetts regiments, who is a brother
of Mr. Wm. Edwards. The dog was present
at the battle of Williamsburg, and was there
lost. During the seven days’ battle in front
of Richmond the dog was in the strife again,
and at the terrible struggle on Malvern Hills
came bounding along towards Col. Edwards,
in clique of an unexploded stipll- During the
remainder of the battle it kept near Col. Ed
wards, apparently enjoying the excitement,
and bounding away in all directions to chase
tiro shot and shell which it seemed to think
were thrown for its amusement. Strange to
say, it passed unscathed through the battle,
and accompanied Col. Edwards to his quarters.
The new owner afterwards sent the dog home
to Massachusetts, from which State it was sent
here for safe keeping. In a hunting expedition
a few days since the animal was found to be a
valuable sporting dog.— Cleveland- Ilmdd.
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The following certificate from Rev. Dr. Sprague, of Al.
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« The ease of our sick Is worth; of
much consideration. * * rmicy ana Humanity require
that they should be made as comfortable as possible.”-
Washington, D. C., Aug. 1,1862.
The sick and wounded soldiers in the numerous hospi
tals. in Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, are
generally well cared for. but there are certain “little
nameless comforts,” which no government, however
thoughtful, can, or can be expected to provide. To furnish
these as far as possible, and by systematic visitation, to
cheer and console the suffering men in New York in these
hospitals, is the object of the
Formed in January last of citizens of New York resident
in Washington, it has quietly but steadily prosecuted its
humane work. Its committees have visited all the hospi
tals, and enough has been accomplished to establish the
great propriety of such an association, and its capacity for
usefulness. Hitherto, the irregular supplies of clothing
and articles of nourishment furnished from different parts
Oi the State oi New York, have been sufficient to meet the
demands upon the Society, but now that disease and the
battle-field have stricken down so many of our gallant
volunteers, a more regular and abundant provision is re-
The Executive Committee believe it only necessary to
state this fact to the patriotic people of New York, in order
to have their store-room well and constantly stocked with
such articles as the following, which are at present much
needed, viz
JELLIES OF ALL KINDS, fvery desirable):
alp: and porter.
Such articles, sent by express, (pre-paid,) directed to the
New York Soldiers’ Relief Society, Washington, D
C.,”will be promptly acknowledged, and prudently dis
tributed, at the various hospitals, through the members of
the Society, two of whom are designated to regularly at
tend at each. Parties preferring to send money are as
sured that it will be very acceptable, as the demands upon
the Society for ready funds are frequent
A list of all the hospitals, and the New York soldiers
therein, is kept, and corrected weekly, at the rooms of the
Society, ho. 12 Washington Building, Pennsylvania Ave
nue, corner of Seventh street, which are open to the nub
ile every evening, Sundays excepted.
R. C. McCormick, of Queens County, Chairman.
S. V. Boyd, of Albany »• Cor. Sec.
Geo. W. Palmer, of Chautauque county, Rec. Sec.
J. W. Armitage, of Rensselaer
C. Storrs, of Lewis “
Peter Lammond, of St. Lawrence “
. James Galway, of New 1 ork “
11. H. Sferrx, of Monroe “
John Manley', of Cattaraugus “
The President and Sec. of the Society
Executive Committee.
The other officers of the Society are :
Hon. Ira Harris, President.
. J. N. Granger, Esq., Vice-President
Ira.Goodnow,- “ Treasurer.
• Johns. Poler. “ Secretary.
Finance Committee—Hon. K. E. Penton, Hon. Erastvs
Corning, Hon. E. G. Spaulding, Hon. Wx. Wall. Hon.
Edward Haight, Hon. F. W. Seward, Hon. D. S. Dickin
son, Geo. E. Baker, Esq., S. J. Bowen, Esq.. J. N. Gran
ger. Esq.
Persons finding it more convenient, may send their
contributions to either of the members of the Finance
Committee, must of whom will be in the State of Now
York during the Summer.
8,. ye Healed, and not suffer Disease
to fasten its poisonous fangs into your system. Look at
the many thousand sufferers, whose disfigured faces and
broken-down constitutions, depicting an awful disease,
disqualifying them for the happiness of marriage, and tho
enjoyment of life. All such afflicted with any form of dis
ease, either recent or of long standing, of physical impo
tency the result of early vices, or from virus iimo-.ulated
from Infection, should call at once upon Dr. POWERS,
(with Dr. Ward), No. 12 Laight street. They are the men to
consult. Effectual remedies for all diseases of imprudeneo,
and cures warranted.
jpertol glrtlftg.
R. R. R.
To those who don’t velsh to be troubled with thinking,
but like to have their thinking done by twine one else,
«iy, without evpkntnlion, that
Will relieve those who suffer pains instantly, on its appli
cation externally, or by its administration internally, and
RHEUMATISM.in a fow hours.
SORE THROATin fifteen minutes.
TOQTH-ACIIEin three minutes.
NEURALGIA, (paroxysm of,)in f tve minutes.
CRAMPSin five minutes.
HEAD-ACHEin ten minutes.
COLICin twenty minutes
DIARRHEA-,. .in forty minutes.
LUMBAGO, (pains of,)in ten minutes.
CHILLSin fifteen minutes.
BURNSin five minutes-
INELUENZA.ina few hours.
CROUP.in ten minutes.
SPASMS.. in five minutes.
AND DEEP SEATED PAINS.. .by a few applications.
In all cases where pain Is felt, the READY RELIEF
should be applied. Taken internally—a tea-gpoonful to
half a tumbler of water—it will cure acidity of the stom
ach, and promote digestion ; it is a pleasant and healthy
We say that RADWAY’S READY RELIEF is the most
elegant and powerful medicine known in the world.
This is not boasting ; try it, if you teel skeptical, and be
convinced. It combines in its composition the properties
of a diffusive stimulant, an Anti-septic, a mild but effect
ive Astringent, and a direct power over the nerves, neither
narcotic nor anodine, that relieves pain, in a manner pe
culiar to itself, and for which we have no word in the
English language exactly to express its action. The
French call it Soulagenient. So much for its external ad
ministration. When applied externally, it will be found a
most powerful counter-irritant, instantly -reddening the
surface to which it is applied, and withdrawing the blood
from some neighboring part, where it may’ be congealed or
leaped up. causing pain and leading to inflammation. It
fulfills the indication of equalizing the circulation most
effectively, and most beautifully to minds that can under
stand its action
•RADVVAYS ready relief.
We proclalfl, has this double action oi assuaging pain, by
its specific effect upon the nerves and equalizing the clc- ’
culatlon, by its effect upon the blood-vessels. In this way
It relieves and cures Rheumatism, Lumbago, Tooth-ache,
Heath-ache, and a variety of such-like complaints. When
taken internally, its stringent and diffusive .stimulating
properties Cheek, in the most natural manner. Diarrhoeas,
Colics, and other bowel complaints. While for Sore
Throats, accompanied by putresency, and-for Fever pa
tients, with Typhoid symptoms, an eminent Physician at
tached to the New Orleans Hospital, has pronounced it far
superior, as an anti-septic and anti-putrescent, to the
celebrated mu Medichvile of Raspail He administers it in
ternally to his patients, and sprinkled his wards with it
Let the sick, and all those who suffer pain, test its vir
tues. RADWAY & Co.,
“ Hilton Head, May 30th, 1862.
’ We have been ordered here from Tybee Island to re
cru it the health of the regiment. The men bo - rt b'_usea
up wmle working in the mud §. uxl ttn<l
TaLtwlr erortiniF ♦»— ■-“•■‘eries which cut off communica
tion oet\veeiFrufaski and Savannah. While on Tybee, we
lost four men in one day, and had over one-third of the re
giment on the sick-list ; but all through our exposure and
great sickness, there was not a manor my company in the.
hospital, which fact I attribute to the use of RADWAY’S
READY RELIEF. The Relief is very popular with every
body— t-e Colonel desired me to keep a supply of it on
hand. “SERG’T C. P. LORD,
“Co. F, Bth Maine Regiment.”
We have the written testimonials of a number of officers
in the army, proving beyond a doubt the efficacy of RAD
WAY’S READY RELIEF, and its importance as a medici
nal agent in the treatment of sick soldiers, and protecting
the troops frem sickness:
2d Regiment N. Y. Excelsior Brigade (Sickles’) vouches
for its saving the lives ot several of his men, who would
have died had not the Ready Relief been used.
Company I, 82d Regiment N. Y. V., certifies that forty of
feta men on one occasion were seized with a severe attack
of Diarrhea and Bowel Complaint; he administered to
them Radway’s Ready Relief—every man was able to ap
pear on parade in the afternoon of the same day.
Of the 62d (Col. Riker's) Regiment, N. Y. Zouaves, certifies
that Radway’s Ready Relief saved the lives of his men on
many|occasxons. None remain sick long who use it I
Of the 9th Regiment N. Y. Zouaves, says :
“My officers and men who have used Rad war’* Ready
Relief since our encampment, Inform me that they have
found it a valuable addition to the medicine chest of the
Had PADWAY'S READY RELIEF been freely dis
pensed among the troops throughout the United States,
This is a fact I And if the Government would act with
decision, and order the use of this Remedy by the. Sur
geons in the Hospitals, and serve it out daily with the
rations, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND more lives will be
saved. Look at the frightful list of deaths that have
occurred from disease in the Army 1 Is not this evidence
that the medical corps have not the proper medicine for
the prevention of sickness, and the treatment of the sick ?
Not one in a hundred of those soldiers who have used
RADWAY’S READY RELIEF have died from disease, or
been entered on the sick-list. This Remedy will protect
the soldier, however exposed to sickness, or wherever
located, against all Fevers, Diarrhea, Fluxes, Small Pox,
and will quickly cure th* eick. Do not wait tor Govern
ment to act; but if you desire your husbands, brothers
and friends to enjoy health, send them some of this
At BAD WAY & Co.’s,
(A GUARANTEE.—One to six bottles of Dr. Radway’s
Cleansing Syrup-called RADWAY’S RENOVATING RE
SOLVENT—wiII cure the worst cases of Skin Disease, Se
condary Syphilis, Fever sores, Ulcers, or Scorbutic Erup
tions, that can be produced. This Syrup is highly concen
trated, exceedingly powerful, two teaspoonfwa.being a
full dose. It is entirely vegetable, and. the nftSt elegant
medicinal preparation made.)
There is a variety of Skin Diseases that have baffled the
skill of the most eminent practitioners, and resisted
the medicinal treatment of the most popular remedies of
modern science.
will cure every species of Skin Disease, Scrofula, Svph
ilitic Eruptions, I- ever Sores, Ulcers, Tumors. Salt Rheum,
Sores of all kinds, Humors, Pustules, Pimples, Blotches,
Ac., rapidly and eflectivbly, without exposure or subject
ing the patient to the least inconvenience,
In all ordinary cases Ptlnples, Blotches, Pustules,
cankers, Skin Eraptious, Boils. Bakers’ and Bar
itch, one bottle will cure and impart purity and
clearness to the skin »nd complexion.
Will cure Salt Rheum, Scald Head. Sore Eyes, fltrumer
ous Discharges from the Ears, Swelling in the Groin, Fall
ing of the Womb, Dyspepsia, Neuralgia.
Will cure Fever Sores, Ulcers, Tumors, Sores in the Nose
or Mouth, King’s Evil, Nodes, Discharges from the Uterus,
Chlorosis, Primary, Syphilis. Glandular Swellings, Ulcers
o fthe Womb, Rickets, Softening of the Rones, Fits, Drop
steal Effusions, and diseases induced by Exposure; Ac
■wm cure Scrorma. syphilis, “ dwelling, Sore
Syphilitic Rheumatism, Gout, Chronic Diseases, Scurvy,
Bronchitis, Tubercles, Ulcers in the Throat or on the
Lungs, or Liver, and diseases caused bv the excessive use
of Calomel, Mercury, Quinine, Corrosive Sublimate, Ac.
There is no disease of the Skin, Joints, Bones or Glands,
but that this remedy will cure.
It cteanses and purifies the blood ; resolves all dis
eased deposits, and renovates the system with health and
strength. In all cases ask for RADWAY’S RENOVATING
RESOLVENT. Price per bottle, One Dollar. Persons call
ing at Dr. Radway A Co.'s office. No. 87 Maiden Lane, will
be supplied with six bottles for Five Dollars. Sold also by
of half a teaspoonful three times per day, will cure Sores
of the Gums, Cankers in the Mouth, Sore Heads, Ears and
Eyes, either from Worms, Teething, or anv other cause.
If troubled with Cough, Restlessness at Night, half a tea
spoonful of the RESOLVENT widl insure a cure. Price
One Dollar per bottle, or six bottles for Five Dollars. Prin
cipal Office, No. 87 Maiden Lane, N. Y. Sold by Druggists
in every town in the United States and Canadas.
If people understood the importance of purgation with
RADWAY’S PILLS, in contradistinction with other pills
or powders, salts, oils, Seidlitz waters, they would need
less physicing, save themselves from much suffering, and
greatly improve their health.
They are aperient, tonic, laxative, stimulant, oounUrbu
rrtant, soporific, alterative. They are entirely Vegetable,
and the only vegetable substitute for Calomel, Mercury,
;»Antimony, Blue Pill, in the Arcana of Medicine. As evac
‘ uants, they are more certain and thorough than the Dras
tic Pills of Aloes, or Croton ami Harlem Oil, or Elaterium;
ami more soothing and healing than Senna, or Rhubarb,
orTamarinds, or Cagtw QU.
They exercise a more powerful influence over the liver
and its secretions, than calomel, mercury, blue Dill, hence
their importance in cases of Liver Complaints and Spleen
difficulties, Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Bilious attacks, Head
ache, Ac. In the treatment of Fevers, either Bilious, Yel
low, Typhoid, and other reducing fevers, they are supe
rior tv quinine. Their influence extends over the entire
ay Steffi, ‘'•outroiLU'g, strengthening; and bracing up the re
laxed and wasting energies, and regulating secre
tions to the natural performance of their duties, cieai»i.£
and purifying the bleed and purging from the system all
diseased deposits and impure humors.
They differ from all purgative pills. Their action Is not
local, or confined to a portion of the bowels. Drastic Pur
gative Pills augment what is called the perLstatie move
ment of the bowels by irritating the coats of the intestines.
Alargedoseof the Drastic Pills will, by irritating the
mucous membrane, produce a violent expulsion of tho
contents in the bowels, but In so doing, other secretions are
suspended. In such cases, the stools will be found to be
light-colored and watery, and attended with cramps,
griping pains, nausea, sickness. By this increased unnat
ural action of the bowels, the secretions of the kidneysaud
pancreas are diminished, followed by affections of the
kidneys, bladder, urethra, piles, tenesmus, general pros
tration, cosnveness and indigestion.
In active and inflammatory diseases, the irritation pro
duced by the Drastic Purgative Pi-lls will not only increase
the disease, but induce ulceration ; therefore, great cau
tion is required in attacks of inflammation of the bowels,
bilious cholic, rheumatism, gout, Ac., in the kind of Pills to
take. If RADWAYS I’lLLSare taken, a cure will follow.
There are classes of chronic diseases. Chronic Rheuma
tism. Gout, Enlargement of tho Liver, Spleen Enlarge
ment, diseases caused by the excessive use of Calomel,
Mercury, Quinine, in which Culchicum Golac are pre
scribed fr< ely. In these diseases, RADWA VS REG L r -
DATING PILLS are far more certain, a«d the patient
avoids the danger which an overdose of Colchicum would
in Yellow Typhoid, and Bilious Fevers, in Erysipelas,
Small Pox, purgation is highly essential; bat to adminis
ter a dose of Drastic Pills, the .irritation they would pro
duce. and the relaxation and depletion that would follow,
would Le likely to prove fatal. In these cases, a mild,
soothing and gently-stimulating laxative, that will purge
and heal, soothe and strengthen, like RAD H AF’aS' REGiJ
DATING FILLS, is required. The cause of so many
deaths in these diseases is owing to the want of a purga
tivc like JZ.iDULI F’.S' PILLS, that will purge, without 3e
pletiri- or interfering with the functions or other.secre
tions. Not one in a hundred of Yellow or other fever cases
would prove fatal if PITZLS were adopted in
their treatircM
Some advocates of Dnutie Puerjathn erroneously hold
that griping, nausea, sickness, tenesmus, during the ope
ration of their pills, is a favorable sign : if their pills, ex
pelled with the faiccs tha diseased humors left circulating
m the system, thdre would be but little pain or griping.
It is the absence of the bile and other humors, which their
Imperfect pills, fail to purge out of the svstem, that occa
sions the pain. By examining the stools evacuated after
severe griping, the}’ will be found thin and waterv.
Many persons are in the habit of taking Salts, Seidlitz
Water. Magnesia, etc:, to regulate their bowels. Thisis
erroneous. They succeed in obtaining an evacuation of
the watery parts only, leaving the corrupt humors, and
tx at is all; but at the expense of the liver, pancreas, kid
neys. Ac., not one atom of bile or other impurities is elimi
nated from the blood or serous fluid. If you are dvspep
tlc, or troubled with heartburn, sour eructions, head-ache,
ndigestion, these difficulties still remain to torture and vex
you. You do not advance one step toward a cure; and
the continued use of these evacuants are apt to accumu
late and form concretions in the stomach. A dose ot
WA T\S‘ PILLS once or twice a week will keep all the
secretions in a healthy condition, and cure the worst cases
of dyspepsia, indigestion, costiveness. Ac.
If a gentle movement of the bowels is required, take
from one to three ; if a brisk and thorough purge Is de
sired, take from four to six. PRICE 25 CENTS PER
BOX, containing Thirty Pills. SOLD BY DRUGGISTS.
BADWAY t C« , S». 07 MAIDIiM BASK, M. Y.
11 w ■
showing the result of the use of Sterling’s -Ambrosia,
eighteen months.
Dr. Sterling's Ambrosia is a stimulating otly extract of
roots, barks, and herbs, and aside, from its neatness, per
manency. and gloss, it is medically adapted to preserve
and add to the beauty of the hair.
It contains a new and valuable discovery for causing
the hair to grow in the most luxuriant manner. It is a sure
preventive against baldness; prevents the hair from fall
ing out, or from turning prematurely gray.
As a guarantee of the truth of our statements, we re
spectfully invite attention to the following
This 1$ to certify that, about 18 months ago. I commenced
using Sterling's Ambrosia. My hair was short, thin, and
rapidly falling out. I had tried many Hair Tonics, Invigo
fater.s, &c., without receiving any benefit. Soon after
using the Ambrosia, iny hair ceased falling out, and cam
mcnced growing so rapidly as to astonish me. Now my
hair is thick, soft and glossy, and is five feet four inches ia
length, when let down, reaching to the floor. This won
derful result I attribute solely to the use of Stkuling’s A.w
brosia, as since I commenced using it, I have applied noth
ing else to my hair.
Sworn before me this 15th day of April, 1861.
11. N. PARKER, Com. of Deeds,
City Hall, New York.
No. 685 Broadway. New York.
T>rJH. 11. Stfrmxg.—Dear Sir : You have my full per
mission to make use of the following statement, as negards
the use of your “Ambrosia.” and which I most cheerfully
grant in gratitude for the benefit conferred :
For over «ix month#. I was compelled to wear a wig, ow
ing to the loss of my hair, occasioned by a protracted ill
ness. I used many Hair Tonics, Ac., to restore it, but no
thing benefitted me in the least. I tried afew hotties only
of your “Ambrosia,” when my head became entirely cov
ered with a crop of fine young hair, which continued
growing, and now, at the tune ot Writing this, m.y head Lt
completely covered with as fine a growth of hair as I
could wish.
I have recommended it to many of my friends, whoar»
now using it, with results similar to mine, and all of whom
can testily to tho correctnessnf thefabove, as they are weii
aware of the particulars of my case.
, Truly yours. JOHN E. LEE-
we also refer, bv permission, to the followall of
whom have used tb’o Ambrosia.” antfwwrt in most flat
tering terms of »e:
E. shatter, No. 119 Warren st.; Fred’k Laaabeit, No. 92
Broadway; G. W. A. Jenkins, No. 99 Prince st.; 8. P. Hatch*
No. 132 Grand st.; H. L. Williams, No. 19 Ann st.; D. E. Lan
caster, No. 419 Broadway; Evert D. Long, No. 6Ann st;
Rev. E. Morre, Elizabeth City, N. J.; F. Hardy*No. 19 Uni
versity Place; Geo. O. Bartlett. No. 12CourtsL; D. Hoyle,
North st.; Mad. Demarest, No. 473 Broadway; Mrs. Tufts,
No. 35Morton st.; Mrs. W. R. Harrison, No. 200 Washington
st.; Mrs. Henry Howard, No. 160 Fort Green Place, Brook
lyn; and many others in this city.
Is put up in a box containing Two Bottles. Price sl.
Wholesale Agents—WOOD A OHLEN, Ne. 181 Pearl st.
New York.
Bottled by
No. 69 Liberty st., Nbw Yoriu
EAST INDIA PALE, in cases of
3doz. Pints, for Family Uses 4 00.
XX. do. dos 3 sft,
Highly recommended by the most eminent Physldans,
for Invalids.
Wholesale and for Exportation.
Comer of Bowery and Canal street.
Open every day, from 9to 3, and on Monday, Wednes
day and Friday evenings, from 5 to 7.
Bank Books in English, German, and French.
Seymour A. Bunce, Cashier.
PA R K "h 6 T E
G. WIGHT, Proprietor.
Aerated bread.
The advantages of this Bread are.:
1. CLEANLINESS. No hand touches the
2. PURITY. It is free from all deleterious ingredients.
3. SWEETNESS. It never sours ;no change of climate
affects it.
Orders left at the BAKERY, corner of LAFAYETTR
PLACE and FOURTH STREET, will be promptly
tended to.■ 4
“Th© PEN is flightier
than the Sword.”
Morion’s Gold Pens.
The best pens in the world.—
On receipt of any of tiie following sums, incash or
yrtH send, by return ot mail.
or Otherwise, as directed, a Gold Pen or Pens, netectina tha
wme according to desenpi-ton, viz :
For 25 confs, the Magic Pen; for 38 cents, the Lucky Pen;
for 50 cents, the Always-Ready Pen ; for 75 cents, the Ele
gant Pen; andiorsl, the Excelsior Pen.
The sizes are, Nos. 2,3, 4,5, and 6.
For GO cents, the Magic Pen; for 75 cents, the Lucky Pen:
for sl, the Always-Ready Pen; for $125, the Elegant Pen;
and for $1 50, the Excelsior Pen. These are well-finished,
good-writing Gold Pens, with Iridosmln Points, the aver
age wear of every one of which will far outlast a gross of
the best Steel Pens.
The name “A. Morton,” “Number,” and “QaulltyJ*
are stamped on the following Pens, and the Points are
warranted for six months, except against accident. The
numbers indicate size o«Zy—No. 1 being the smallest, No. ff
the largest, adapted for the pocket; No. 4 the smallest, and
No. 10 the largest Mammoth Gold Pon, for the desk. Long!
and medium Nibs of all sizes an(l qualities. Short Nibs oC
Nos. 4,5, § and 7, and made only of the first quality. The
engravings are fac-similes ot the sizes and styles.
For 75 cents, a No. 1 Pen quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 3d.
For sl. a No. 2 Pen, Ist quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality,
or a No. 4 Pen, 3d quality.
Fbr $i 25, a No. 3 Pen, Ist quality, or a No. 4 Pen, 2d
quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 31 quality.
For $1 50, a No. 4 Pen, Ist quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 2d.
quiuty, w « n„, g rou, aa
For $2 26, a No. 6 Pen, Ist quality.
For [sl 50, a No. 1 Pen, Ist quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 3d
F?r $175, a Nd. 2 Pen, Ist quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 24
quality, or a No. 4 Pen, 3d quaint
For $2, a No. 3 Pen. Ist quality, or a No. i Pen, 2d quaL
ty, or a No. 5 Pen, 3d quality.
For $2 50. a No. 4 Pen, Ist quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 24
quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality.
For $3, a No. 5 Pen, Ist quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 24
For $3 50, a No. 6 Pen, Ist quality.
For J 2, a No. 1 Pon s for S 2 25, a No. 6 Pen ; lot $3 75 »
Nd. & Pen ; for S 3 50, a No. 7 Pen.
For *4.3 Nq. 8 Pon ; for 35/ a No. 9 Pen, and for $5, ft
. No. 10 Pen.
The “ Ist Quanty*’ fife pointed with the very V»st Iridos-
Hiin Points, carefully selected, and none of tills quality ar a
sold with the slightest hirpeftection which skill and th®
closest scrutiny can detect.
The “2d Quality” are superior to any Pens made by hint
previous to the year 1860.
The “.’id Quality,” he intends, shall equal in respect to
Durability,' Elasticity, and Good Writing Qualities, (th®
. only true considerations,) any Gold Feits mode elsewhere.
In regard to the Cheap Gold Pens, he begs lef\ e to say
that, previous to operating his New and Patented Ma
chines, he could not have made as Good Writing and Du
rable Pens for the price, had the Gold been furnished
Parties ordering rnuxi in ail. specify the “ Nurvbsr*
and “ Quality" the Pens or Pens and Cased icanted.
For sale by all dealers in the line throughout th®
country. Address.
®f. Norton*
No. 25 Maiden Eane, N. Y.
Any one sending a single letter post-stamp will receive »
circular with the engravings above referred to.
Send aft Money and Packages to Soldier*
by Hamden’s Express, Jfo. 74 Broadway, a»
they have tnited States Government permis
sion to forward to the Army at Baltimore,
Frederick City, Fortress Monroe, Washing
ton, Port Royal, and other points, for hall
rates. Their Express is the oldest in the
tnited States. Their Great Eastern and
Philadelphia Expresses sent as formerly.
No. 73 SOUTH STREET, and No. 1,302 Bread way.
CENTRA!, OFFICE. No. 510 BROADWAY, op. St. Nichola*
Send for Circular.
Heavy Percha I>uck Roofing 6 centa per foot.
Double Felt Marbled do 4 centa per ibot-
Tin Roofs Cemented .and Marbled cts. per foot-
Cvuatry Nterchaubi supplied at reduced rate*.

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