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VOL. I. EVANSVILLE, IA., MAY 27, 1847. NO. 17 I TERMS OF ADVERTISING: '. One Dollar per square of ten lines for first three inset . lions, fventy-live cents per square for eacit con tinuance. ' One-fourth of a column three month, - - $S,00 . six months, (rcney-ible) 12,00 " " " one year, " 20,00 .". One-half column three months " P2,0u " " ' " ' six months, " 18,00 " " " one year, " 30,00 r linger advertisements in proportion. ' ' ftOrAII advertisements must be pnkl for in advance -unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties. STOVES! STOVES 11 A FTF.il returning thanks to my friends, and the ; Public generally, for the very liberal ptitronagc heretofore extended nie, I beg leave to inform them that I have just received from Cincinnati a large and yaried assortment of Stoves, the best ever ottered in this market, and which I can atl'ord to sell at unusual : low rates. , , My stork consists as follows: Patent Hot Air Cooking Stoves, various sizes; do Ik-i.ipsE, do ' do; do FcLTON. ; 'do "" do; ' ' n lo Premium, do do; ' do Dutch, do do; Parlor Stoves Fancy Air Tight, nil uizm and de scriptions Bed Room Air Tight Office do do 10 piateuo io 1 plate do do the r.gg l.otil tove, and a lot of excellent Stoves for warming churches, school rooms, etc., etc. in word every description of stoves in use in the West, many of them newly patented and highly extolled by those who have used them, and which, as I have above Mated, I can aliorod at low prices. I desire those who wish any article of the kind, to call cither at my brick store on Sycamore street, near A. Luishlin's, or at tho one on Water street, opposite the wharf. All kinds of Tin and Sheet Iron Ware constantly on hand and ninde to order, at tbe shortest notice and on tho most reasonable, terms. , , . THOMAS SC ANTLIX. Water and Syoimoresireets, oct 29 MC tf. . , Evansville, Ind. f S0VEUEU1N remedy for Ague and Fever. JTJL This great Remedy: to which the public atten tion is particularly called, has been extensively used in the western &. south western states, an a spee dy, safc- and certain cure for Ague and fever, Dumb Aftte. Chill, or intermittent Fever. t , 1'ho unexampled and complete success attending its use; and so well proven have become iu wide spread victories over every form of Ague in the west that the 'Febrifuge' is now Miperscdiug every other ottered remedial agent, and looked upon as the only one that canlm relied upon in all stages of the di.-wase. The many thousands of instances w liercin it has wrought cures, while no instance is known, norcan , be shown of fail uro, warrants it in being offered as possessing the three cardinal merits, without which no medicine can be safely used in Auge cases Tliese merits are, that itsenrcs arc safe, certain and perma nent, C. S. Mackenzie & Co Cleveland Ohio, proprie- ' tors. JK-Forsnleby Hoadley,llH!lrHi& Co, wholesale n gents New York, and by ISrinkerhollW. IVnton.Chi cagj. 111; Ewanls &. Francis, St. I.oni-i, Mo. and by Druggists generally throtmhout the United Slates. tor sale by W M. M. WOOLSLA. asrent for Lv- ansville. ?, Ind. n may 1 "Jul. just iii:ci:ivKi). IS addition to my former stock, a general assortment ot liotantc Medicines Koots, liurks. llerls. Extracts. Powders. L f 0i &.c. prepared and put up by theSliakers. . Dr. tolger's Olosaoimm, or all Healing Hnlsnni, Dr. rcter's egetaUle Pills, V orm and Cough Loz enccs. Ir. Le Roy's Universal Vegetable Tills, composed of Sarsaparillaand Wild Cherry, Dr. Porter's Poor man's Curative Sugar Coated I ills. at 10 cents per box. Dr, Porter's Poor Man's StYengihning Flastcr, at 10 cents a niece. liarnei' Tooth-Ache Drops, warranted to cure in all cases. Overstrcefs genuine Linnment.and Doctor Beach's family rill. superior Pale French Brandy, F. II. Goddard Ss. Co's Brand, warranted pure, lor medical purposes on- Hallock! Worm Candv. a safe and nlensnnt medi cine to destroy worms in children and improve their ccnenu neaitn. hweet Spts, Nitre, flT. and Aqua Ammonia ffiT strength. Sulphuric, Nitre. Acetic and Muriatic Acids also of , full strength, and many articles too numerous to men tion, aiiogeiner mailing a complete assortment at wholesale and retail on reasonable) terms. By , ALLEN C. HALLOK, Druggist, feb 11 tf. Main St. near Wa,ter, Evansville, la. JUST Received, and for sale by the suVcrilers 500 oz. Sulph Quinine, French and American; . 150 English and American Calomel; 3 bbls. Camphor; 3 cases Liquorice Ex; 2 do Aloes; ' . 1 do Assafutida; 1 do Bermudas Arrow Root; 1 do Copal Varnish; . 1 do Shellac; 8 carboy's Nitric, Muriatic and Sulph Acid; 4 boxes Tart. Acid; 3 do Sal. Itoehell; 3 casks sup. c. Soda! 2M lbs. Fulv. Jalap; 200 do do Rhci; 150 do cab. Magnesia Eng; 16 oz. Sulph Morphia; i 3 bbls. cream '1 nrtar; 5 do S"nna India and Alehd; !. 1 bale Sarsaparilla, (Honduras;) . , 1 do Sponge; 1 do Cloves; 3 do Corks, (bottle and vial.) ; ' n.b.4'17. W. &. C BELL, Main sU SO IimiIX: more precious than Gold. The most superior Anti-liillious Pill now in the market, and which are erealing so much excitement, and are so greedily swallowed by the Billious, are Dr. Charles A. Van Zandt's Awn-BiiAiocs Health Restorative Piixs. They cure safely and certainly, without preventing the pa tient from attending to the business, and are the only sure remedy for Billiouness and All Irs Atte.nda.nt Plagves, ever placed before the people. They open the pores, cleanse the stomach restore the biliary ducts to health full operation and perform miracles in the way of preserving health, and preventing spread of dangerous maladies. This in valuable medicine will also correct a depraved appe tite, strengthen the nerves or any other debilitated part of the system, remove those dull headaches which are premonitory of IiverCotnplaints, and generally accomplish what it takes Dozens of other Medicines to do. All this is performed through a concise knowledge of the plain fact, viz: that there is but one cause tor troubles of this kind, and that a medicine so made as to strike at the root of this cause, must of a necessity Annihilate and Dissipate all its subsequent re sults, which medical incompetency has so badly treat ed. Yes Billiousnos involves an infinity of disorders, all which render life a curse and death a relief. Billiousnens is simply a maniiestation of disease of the l.iver, and if not taken ' In Time, will eventually send the sullerer to "that bourne from whence no traveler returns." Let a billious olli-ction have sway, and it will end in induration or abscess ot the liver, producing, as it commits its secret and in sidious ravages, Dyspepsia, Uout, Epiley, Heart disease, internal disorders of all kinds, ton I stomach, Headaches, Hysterica, Shortnes of Breath, Mucous, Expectorations, Paina in the Breast. Dry Couidis. Sore Throat, Dropsy, Apoplexy, nil species of wast ing fevers, capricious appetite, or hiss of it; Scurvy, Chlorosis, Jaundice, Neuralgia, Palpitations, severe costivenes, and an hundred other icartul complaints which are too numerous to mention. , We can prove to anybody's satisfaction, that these pills will' com pletely renovate tho human frame, ami Cure Perma nently, all tliese ills by driving away every improper condition of the bile and liver. Billiousness being produced by a hot climate, by a changable atmosphere, bv damns and loirs, this med icine, unequalled as it ia, is jui t the thing for the West, where men arc exposed to all the caufos ami effects of the Bile: to the South, w here Liver Com plaints seem to be epidemical: to the Sea, when nn excel len: Cathartic is invariably the Preserver of life and Hapiness. Let no one sufTer, but buy Dr. Van Zandt's Anti Billious, Health Restorative Pills, and be strong and mentally as well as physically vigorous. The seden tary want it, and can procure nothing better. In short, all theso virtues of tlie pharmacu'pia are comprised in these little pellets of lite. K5"N'o family should be without thcnuCfi If philanthropists, would purchase boxes of these invaluable pills and distribute tht 'in among tlie poor, i bey would prevent the exense ol Doctor's fees, and ameliorate much genuine sutlcring. . Sold wholesale and retail by Wvatt tc Ketciiam, l-.'l Fulton st., New York. In Evansville. Indiana, bv A. C. IIALLOCIv. ond druggists generally throughout tho U. Stoles. Price V3 cents per box. ... )V0 Jiu. V f TO&tftittr VeTeLVnUd Pills. 'r"" NOW . properly eetecmcd in all neighborhoods where they have been used, were first made some 1 welve years A so by the proprietor, from a eiret- able Extract, and then recommended by him as a su perior Bilious Pill He then resided in an eastern City. On his removal to the west, in 18J6 he was soon lorced to observe the very general complaint, then and now prevalent, of a Disea?ed state of The Liver. Jaundice Jkc. His Ions exueriuncc of the primary causes,and disastrous results of an tit led ion ot this all important working agent ot the hu man frame, and poeessed as he was of a practical knowledge ot the sihciIic action produced in that or gan (the Liver,) by the Extract so successfully resort ed to by him in eastern practice induced : the Proprietor to give his i ills a trial in thoee diseases where Chron ic or Torpid State of tlie Liver was Complained of. The result in every instance, so far as he has been informed, has ehown their Complete Triumph over that disorder. Thus convinced ol their complete clli cacv, he has ever since invariably recommended them; anu thousands wiioin me health-restoring uscoi tiiem tiave lieen benefited, now bear witness to their power- till elll'lMa in riflilltifV tlio sl'ct&m tF nil tluwj ftl4J!iU4i connected with or dependent upou an unhealthy state of the Liver, such as Bilious and other Fevers, Jaundice Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Flatulency, Heartburn, ilnluuial coetivness, &lc. In view of all these facts, the proprietor in recommen ding his Compovnd Liver Fills, does so with the greatest confidence in tlietr properties oi prevent inir and curing Bilious Diseases. He assures those who may have occasion to use. them. That they are strictly what they purort to be, being prepared cxprcss ly lorthc afore mentioned diseases. They act spc cilicaly pn the Liver and Viscera; remove nil con gestive action and morbid secretions; purifying the blood; causing a free and healthy discharge of bile; strengthening the system, and assisting digestion. C. S. Mackenzie &. Co., Cleveland, ( hio, Propri etors. For sale by W. M. WOOLSKY, agent, niayl-Htn. Evansville, la. B. A. Fahucstoclc &. Co'n Family Medicines, BA. FAHNESTOCK-Sni-iVioM Ml A safe and valuable remedy in intermittent, remit tent and bilious fevers, and till complaints of an in flammatory character. It is an excellent purgative, being mild yetelfcctual in its operation. B. A. Fahnettnclft Liqid Opodildoc. A prepara tion far superior to the common ( fpodildnc for sprains, bruises and all cases in which Opodildoc is com monly used. B. A. Fahnrrtaci Co.'s Com? Ba!om. There are perhaps but few cough preparations, that will pro duce such decided eUccis iu so short a time. It is pleasant and effectual. B. A. Fahnrttork $ Co ' Cough Ixrzrmgr, Pos sessall the virtues of the best cough syrus in a concen trated form are convenient to take and pleasant to the taste. B. A. Fahnrttock d- Co.'s Carminative Ijuzmsrt, Have cured hundreds of the Bowel Complaint, while not an instance has yet come to our knowledge in which they have failed. They will certainly and spodilv allay the morbid irritability of the bowels, re store the checked prespiration, and in a short time cure the most inveterate case or Diarrho?a, Chronic Dys entery, orliabitual looseness. Price 25 cents a box. B. A. Fahnestock & CoSm Eut IVatcr. fur curiiur la- ftamation of the Ey$. Has proved itself a valuable re medy tor Disease ol the r-yes, arising trom sand, dust, and other foreign substances, acrid vapors, exposure to intense light 4dows sudden change of temperature cold absorption of scrofulous, small pox and other virulent matters; also the effects of scarlet and other fevers. Trice 25 Cents. B. A. FahnettiKk & Co.-t Rnoifncient.X power ful and permanent stimulant for the cure of lUiunia- .: o sJ..- M'l i. - itmii, .tii uiui, uvir Allium, iivin, Cv-C. For sale by W. & C. BF.EL, Main street, ap 20. . Evansville, Indiana FUKXITUKE! FURXITUllE:! I MARTIN R1ES has on hand and of- K- fers at the lowest market prices all kind rf" i of Cabinet Furniture. Also, a comple assortment of Chaitis, articles of furniture including Coftins, made to order and at the shortest notice, at his ware-room, onn door south of the Clerk's Ollice, Main st., Evansville. janl 1 Oui. ; A NIGHT OF YEARS. BY GRACE GREENWOOD. Mr Eeadf.r I have sat some minutes, with my pert suspended in the air above my paper. I have been debating a delicate point I am in .1 position. Yon will perhaps recollect that one of Fanny Forester's exquisite sketches was entitled 'Lucy Dutton.' Now it happens that the real name of the he roine of the 'ower true tale' which Iain about to do myself the honor of relating to you, was no other than Lucy Dutton. Shall I rob her of her birthright compel her to wear a nom du f ;uerre, because my sister -authoress accidental ygave the true name to one of her ideal crea tions! Shall I sacrifice truth to delicacy? that's trie quest ion? Is"o?' You sa id no; did you not? Then Lucy, Lucy Dutton, let it be. Some forty years since, in the interior of my beautiful native State, New York, lived the fa ther of our heroine, an hor.est and respectable fanner. He had but two children Lucy, a no ble girl of nineteen, and Ellen a year or two younger. The first named was winninglr, ra ther than strikingly beautiful. Under a man ner observable for its seriousness and a nun like serenity, were concealed an impassioned nature, and a heart of the deepest capacity for loving. She was remarkable from her earliest childhood for a voice of thrilling and haunting sweetness. Ellen Dutton was the brilliant antipodes of her sister; a 'born' b?auty,' whose prerogative of prettinesswastohave her irresponsible own way, in all things, and at all times. An indul gent father, a weak mother and an idolizing sister, had all unconsciously contributed to the ruin of a nature not at the first remarkable for strength, or generosity. Where, in all God's creatures, is heartless ness so seemingly unnatural is selfishness so detestible, as in a beautiful woman! - Lucy possessed a fine intellect, and asherpa rentswere well reared New Englanders, she and her sister were far better educated than other girls of their situation, in that then half settled portion of the country. In those days many engaged in school teaching, from the hon or and pleasure which it afforded, rather than from necessity. Thus, a few months previous to the commencement of our sketch, Lucy Dut ton left for the first time her lire-side circle, to take charge of a school some twenty miles from her native town. For some while, her letters- home were ex pressive only of the happy contentment which sprang from the consciousness of active useful ness, of receiving, while imparting good. But anon there came a change; then were these re etmltt oJutiracterized bv ftf-fxy seemed striving for supremacy in the writer's troubled little heart. Lucy loved; but scarcely acknowledged it to herself, while she knew not that she was loved; so, for a time, that beauti ful second-birth of woman's nature was like a warm sunrise struggling with the cold mists of morning. . :. But one day brought a letter which could not soon be forgotteh in the home of the absent one, a letter traced bv a hand that trembled in sym- Eathy with a heart tumultuous with happiness, ucy had been wooed and won, and she but waited her parents' approval of her choice, to become the betrothed of Edwin V , a man of excellent family and standing in the town where she had been teaching. The father and mother accorded their sanction with many blessings, and Lucy's next letter promised a speedy visit from the lovers. To such natures as Lucy's, what an absorb ing, and yet what a revealing oi self is a first passion what a prodigy of giving, what an incalculable wealth of receiving what a break ing up is there of the deep waters of the soul, and how heaven descends in a sudden star shower upon life! If there is a season when an angel may look with intense and fearful in terest upon her mortal sister, 'tis when she be holds her heart pass from the bud-like inno cence and freshness of girlhood, and taking to its very core the fervid light of love, glow and crimson into perfect womanhood. At last the plighted lovers came, and wel- comesand festivities awaited them. Mr. V gave entire satisfaction to the father, mother, and even to the exacting 'beauty. lie was a handsome man, with some pretensions to fash ion; but in a manner, and appearently in charac ter, the opposite of his betrothed. It was tlecided that Lucy should not again leave home, until after ner marriage, which at the request of the ardent lover, was to be cele brated within two months, and on the coming bitn-uay ot the Urule. It was therelore ar ranged that Ellen should return with Mr. to M , to take charge of her sister's school for the remainder of the term. Tlie bridal birth-day had came. It had been ushered in by a May morning of surpassing loveliness the busy hours had worn away, and now it was nigh sunset, and neither the bride groom, or Ellen, the first bridesmaid hud ap- E?ared. Yet, inher little neat chamber sat ucy, nothing doubting, nouhing rearing. She was already clad in a simple white muslin, and her few bridal adornments lay on the table by her side. Maria Allen her second bridesmaid a bright-e)ed, affectionate-hearted girl, aer chosen friend from childhood, was arranging to a more graceful fall, the wealth of light ringlets which swept'her snowy neck. To the anxious inquiries ol her companion, respecting the ab sent ones, Lucy ever smiled quietly and re plied: 'Oh, something lias happened to detain them awhile we heard from them the other day, and all wa3 well. They well be here by-and-by, never fear-' Evening came,. the guest were all assembled, and yet the 'bridegroom tarried.' There were whisperings, surmises and wonderings, and a shadow of anxiety occasionally passed over the fair face of the bride-elect. At last, a carriage drove rather slowly to the door. 'They artf come!' cried many voices, and next moment the belated bridegroom and Ellen entered. vf In reply to the hurried and confused inquiries of all around him, Mr. W muttered some thing about 'unavoidable delay,' and stepping to the sideboard, tossed off a glass of wine, an o:her, andanother. The company stood silent with amazement. Finally a rough old fanner exclaimed 'Bett( r late than never, young man so lead out the bride.' AV strode hastily across the room, placed himself by Ellen, and took her hand in his! Then, without daring to meet the eye of any about him, he said: 'I wish to make an explanation I am under the painful ', necessity that is. I have the pleasure to announce that I am already mar ried. The lady whom 1 hold by the hand is my wife!' Then, turning in an apologetical manner to Mr. and Mrs. Dutton, he added, 'I found that I had never loved, until I found your second daughter!' And Lucy? She heard all with strange calm ness, then walked steadily forward and con fronted her betrayers! Terrible as pale Neme sis herself, she stood before them, and her lvk pierced like a keen, cole blade into their false hearts. As though to assure herself of the dread reality of the vision, she laid her hand on Ellen's shoulder, and let it glide down her arm but she touched not Edwin. As those cold fingers met hers, the unhappy wife first gazed full into her sister's face- and as she mark ed the ghastly pallor of her cheek, tlie dilated nostril t're quivering lip and the intensely mournful eyes, she covered her own face with her hands, and burst into tears, while the voting husband, awed by the terrible silence of her, he had wronged, gasped for breath, and staggered back against tlu wall. Then Lucy clasping her hands on her forehead, first give voice to her anguish and dispair in one fearful cry, which could but ring forever through the souls of that guilty pair, and fell in death-like swoon at their feet. .... After the insensible girl had Teen removed to her chamber, a stormy scene ensued in the room beneath. The parents and guests were alike enraged against W ; .but the tears and prayers of his youn wife, the petted beau ty and spoiled child, at last softened somewhat the anger of the parents, and an opportunity for an explanation was accorded to tlie effen- ders. , A sorry explanation it proved. The gentle man affirmed that the first sight of Eelens love ly face had weakeued tlie empire of her plainer sister over Ins atlections Frequent interviews had completed the con quest of his loyalty: but he had been held in check by honor, and never told his love, until when on his way to espouse another, in an un guarded moment he hail revealed it, and the avowal Had called lortu an answering ackuowl edpement. from Ellen. -inct n.ai iiiouLfUii Dest. nr order no save iwin to Liucr,' and 'prevent opposition from her. and secure their own happiness, to be mar ried belore their arrival at C . Lucy remained insensible for some hours. Y hen she revived and had apparently gained her consciousness, she still maintained her strange silence. This continued for many weeks, a na w hen it partial ly passed away, her friends saw with inexpressible grief that her reason had fled si tras hopelessly insane! liuther madness was ol a mild and harmless nature. She was as gentle and peaceable as ever, but sighed lrcquently, and seemed bur dened with some great sorrow which she could not herself comprehend. She had one peculiarity, which all who knew her in after years must recollect; this was a wild and careful avoidance of men. Shi also seem ed possed bv the spirit of vnresi. She could not, she would not be confined, but was con tinually escaping from her friends, and going thev knew not whither. While her parentslivcd, thev, by their watch ful care and unwearying efforts, in some mea sure controlled tins sad propensity: but when they died, their stricken child became a wan derer, homeless, friendless and forlorn. Through laughing springs and rosy summers, and golden autumns; and tempestuous winters, it was tramp, tramp, trump no rest for her of the crushed iieart and crazed bie in. I remember her as she was in my early child hood, toward the last of her weary pilgrimage. As my father and my eldest brothers were fre quently absent, and as my mother never close ed her heart or her door on the unfortunate. 'Crazy Lucy' often spent an hour or two by our fireside. Her appearance was very singular. Her gown was patched with many colors, and and her shawl, or mantle, worn and torn, until it was all open work and fringe. The remain der of her miserable wardrobe she carried in a bundle on her arm, and sometimes she had a number of parcels of old ra"s, dried herbs. &c. In the season of flowers;1 her tattered bonnet was profusely decorated with those which she gathered in the woods, or by the way-side. Her love for these and her sweet voice was all that was left her of the bloom and music of ex istence. Yet no, her meak and childlike piety still lingered. Her God had not forsaken her; down in the dim chaos of her spirit, the smile of His love yet gleamed faintly in tie wast garden of her heart she still heard his voice at even-tide, and she was not 'afraid,' Her Bible went with her everywhere, a torn and soiled volume, but as holy still, and it may be as dearly cherished, my reader, as the gorgeous copy now lying on your table, bound in 'purple and gold,' and with gliding untarnished upon its delicate leaves. I remember to have heard my mother relate a touching little incident connected with one of Lucy's orief visits to us. The poor creature once laid her hand upon the curly head of one my brothers, and asked of him his name. 'William Edwin,' he replied with a timid upward glance. She caught away her hand, and sighing heavily, said, as though thinking aloud, '1 knew an Edwin once, and he made me broken hearted.' This was the only instance in which she was ever known to revert to the sad event which desolated her life. Thirty years from the time of the commence ment of this mournful history, on a bleak au- A 1 I- - . 1 tuinuai evening, a rougu country wagon urove into the village ol c It stopped at tho alms-house. An attenuated form was lifed out and carried in, and the wagon rumbled away. This teas Lucy Dutton brought to her native town to du. - - - She had been in a decline for some months, and the miraculous strength which had so long sustained her in her weary wanderings, at last forsook her utterly. Her sister had died some time before, and the widowed husband had boon removed with his family to the far West; so Lucy had no friends, no home but the " alms house. But they were very kind to her there. Tlie matron, a true woman, whose soft heart even the hourly contemplation of Jiuman misery could not harden, gave herself with unwearying de votioit to the care of the quiet sufferer. With the eye of Christian faith, she watched the shat tered bark of that life, as borne down the tide oi time it neared the great deep of eternity, w ith an interest as intense as though it were a roy al galley. ' One (lay, about a week from the time of her arrival, Lucy appeared to sutler greatly, and those about her looked for tier release al most impatiently; but at night she wasevident ly better, and for the first time, slept tranquil ly until morning. The matron who was by her bed-side when slic awoke, was startled by the clear and earnest gaze which met her own but she smiled and bade the invalid good morning. Lucy looked bewildered, Init the voice seemed to re-assure her, and she ex claimed, , 'Oh what along, long night this has been!' Then glancing around inquiringly, she ad ded ' ' ' 'Where am I? and who are you? I do not know you.' , , A vild surmise flashed across the. mind of the matron the long lost reason of tin wander er had returned! But the good old woman re plied calmly and soothingly, 'Why, you are among your friends, and you will know me presently. 'Then maybe you knowIMwia ami Ellen,' rejoined the invalid; 'have they come? Oh, I had such a terrible dream! I dreamed tliat they were married. Only think, Ellen married to Edwin! it is strange that I should dream 7tnf.' 'My poor Lucy.' said the matron, with a gush of tears, 'that was not a dream 'twas all true. 'All true!' cried the invalid, 'then Edwin must be untrue and that cannot be, for hi; loved me, and we loved etch oilier , well, and Ellen is my sixtcr. Let me see the in. 1 will go to them!' Sire endeavored to raise herself, but fell l ack HVRy'wiltf.F makes ms so weak?' Just then, her eyes fell on lict own hand that old dnd withered hand She gazed on it in blank amazement. .' : 'Something is the matter with my sight,' slu said, smiling faintly, 'for my hand looks to me like an old woman's. And so it is,' said the matron.gently,'and so is mill--; and yet we had fair, plump hands when we were young. D.-ar Lucy, do you not know me? I am Maria Allen, I was to have been your bridesmaid ' ' I can no more I will not make the vain at tempt to give in detail all that mournful re vealing, to reduce to inexpres.-ive words the dread sublimity of that hopeless sorrow. To the wretched Lucy, the last thirty years were all as though they had never been.' Of not a scene, not an incident; has she the slight est remembrance, since the night when tin re creant lover and the traitoress tistcr stood be fore, her, and made their terrible announcement. The kind matron paused frequently in the sad narrative of her poor friend's madness ond wanderings, but the invalid would say with fearful calmness, 'go go, go on,' though the beaded drops of agonv stood upon her fore head. . When she asked for her sister, the matron replied: S!u has gone before you, and you father also.' And my mother?' said Lucy, her face lit with a siekly ray of hope. 'lour mother has been dead lor the last ttcenly years! Dead: All gone! Alone, old, living! Oh God, my cup of bitterness is full!' And she wept aloud. Her lriend bciiilins: over her anil minjilin'' tears with hers, said affectionately: 'But you know who' drank that cup before you: - - , ... , ... ....... . .a Lucy looked up wuu a bewmiercd expression " and the matron added: 'The Lord Jesus, You rememlter him.' A look like sunlight breaking through a cloud, a look which only saints may wear, irraddiatcd the tearful face of the dying woman as she re plied: 'Oh, ves, I knew mm and loved linn belore 1 feel asleep.' . 'llie manot (jou was called. A lew who had known Lucy in her early days, came also-. There, was mi eh reverential wondering, and some weeping around her death-bed. Then rose the voice of praver. At first, her lips moved, as her weak spirit joined in that fervent appeal, then they grew still and poor Lucy was dead, dead in her gray-haired youth!' But, those who gazed upon that placid face, and remembered her harmless life and her pa tient suffering, doubted not that the morn of an eternal day had broken on her Night of Yeaks. The Fijcaxces of the Wom.i. The world must soon stop, snid a merchant to l'rof. Mitchell. Whyf It has got along very well for sis thousand years. , Yes, but it hns never been tiMe to make both cwU meet and I djn't Ulieve it ever will. Yankee hoodie. My son, said an affectionate mother to her hojieful heir, who was in a short time to bo married, you are getting very thin. Yes, mother, I. am, and I expect shortly that you will see my rib. People that change their religion from reading to much, converted aj hooks of controversy, arc not outwitted.