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VOLUME XVIII.- kuhbek 27.
THE POTTER JOURNAL, PrBLIsHKSJ BT M. W. XeALA.R>'£T, Proprietor. IcyDeYOU-D to the CHUS- >f Republic*- : -n, the M- Ureauof 'lture,the advincvne it of E<io" tio:i. and the best iroed ->i Pottcreoantj <wn ognoga de except that of t'ri ciple, it *IM tew >r to awl iu tiie work of mure full,)' Fr* domir. g our Country. AdvertUeae:. in*-:-: dat the ' owiyera'py. except Where ape." I ' A * qua,C ' U lOlinea of Brrvier or 8 o! >oup:ueil tjper J q-jre, 1 ? w 1 aquare,2 or 3 ine'tion* E-*eh sub-equent insertion less than Id 1 square, 1 year ' - ffi Bu ii.ess Cards, 1 year - ? 'Administrator's o' Executors Not ces otw Special aid Editorial Nut c . per i e -0 ®arah tr.t i. * Advance,and no notice will be taken of groin & distance. u e-r they a e accompanied by ,-.e tnoney cr satisfactory reference. '-fork, of all kinds, executed with neatoeee 'and despatch. BUSINESS NOTICES. Free and Accepted Ancient Yorß Xlasons J7XULALIA LODGE. No "id. F A M. ~ i Mee ing- n •.ctti i 4' - month. Hall, in the 3d Story of tb "'u'p'ffi , b VVM SHEAR, M O. T. KLUSO.V. M. Fl ACTICING rnVSICIAN". c " te-spo-t. Fa reepeetfnl'.y tnformet.ie - it zen* ■ the vu itre an . vicinity that he will prompt'y re-p n:to • J * l '- lO firofession .1 sei vice*. Otli on First stre.'u rs. u- x. areit of his residence. 17-40 jdis* s. if tvir. \ TTOKNF.V AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW -A CouTTsp >rt. !'. la Potter and Cameron iutlea. A S .trusted to bis care w. . receive pi tap. attention. Office on Mam street, i I residence. OLMSTED Rti'l JLAIIRAIIEi:. \TTORNEYS AT LAW, C.>uderspo-t. Penn'a. Will attend to all business •: - el to care with pr -mpt ess mid li iiiy. M • al-O at tent the several courts In the • ij t; : z tits. Office In the aeeot.d storey f the 0!u:-i< i B.ock. ISAAC BEXSOX, a TTORNEY-AT LAW. c F. 1.. w A . t • and d: cm ntßeis. A f '■ tiee. Office on Second street.uea: the Altegaa y ur;J,.* , F. TV. IiXX. A TTOFNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW JV Oou• "'*• P* • w |! " • ■ ■ ; •er and the a.ljo i. vg count - KIILEK (V MfALAivSLY. \TTO3 "v EYS-AT LAW, Har -bi-RG, Penn'R.— Aeents fortbe CoCleetion of Claims agddi st the I'n-ted mate-or d - Bonnrv, Arrears of I'.iv'jJcc-A . iree-x95. V ■ KILICB, J. C BhUMiy Xf. *V. McALARXEY, REAL ESTATE ami INSUK .NCE AGENT : , Land Bought and Sold, i'axe*tu<landT>tl*al laircsllg itrd Insnre*proptrtj fiieln the beat: companies in the C- intry. and iv rat me aA ci deuta In the Travelers L surauee Companj <. Uarv ford. Bu-lam r. - .luiyiiy 17 dS I. A. BTEBBIXS A < -- MERCHANTS— I>v.br n Dry Goods, Fancy Go-ids. Groeeri - Previa m.-.F our i- rn.Pork and everything usu Ij k-pt Utuguod eou by a Produce bought tnd C. H. SIMMONS, MERCHANT -WELLS vi i.E N y. wioie^ sale and R -'. > D < -r .D; > buy - . . icy • :iv. Staple Goods C.othing. (. i i eg i oda Groceries, Floor, Feed, Ac. It -taiiers supplied m liberal terms; (TIABLEi S. J GAELS MERCHANT— f ;h r? in D ugs M div : rc. j *,.OHs, Fmi'-y Art <-!es S uthmery, Dry Goods j Groceries. Src.. Main Sir et. ' o tde-sj rt i'a I). L. OLJLSTED. HAT ERCII ANT—Dealer in Dry G -.-d# R.-ady-r .d 'Vi CI thing, O Port,Vrovieio s. A'.. M str >u r. u' Fa COLLI A N hi 711111. "A rSnCHANT-I). d.er ■; Dy G is. j| Pr and ail O •• u.ualiy f.mnd in aseatty Stone, am 11. J. OLMSTED, H ARDWARE lferxnadt, a i D-ale?ln Stoves Tin and S •etlr •- W re M tin s ; " e: under aport, Pen; 'a. Tm arid ffiSOt Iron W made to order, in good 'y;-. OR art notice. ; fOI DEBSPORT HOTEL. DF. GLABSMIRE P opr.t TOR. C ercf M.Ln # and S-'coad streets Go .de-snort .l'otter Co.Pa. JL Lirery St ible is als > kept i i ecu eeilon xv.th this Hotel. Daily 9tan> '< an i from the R Jlroa Potter Journal Jofc-Of2ce. H AVING lately added a fine new assortment of JOB TYPE'to our Already large assort ire are now prepared to d i a . sin'i- ot v irk. yl.eapiy and with ta-te •. -s <":• ee so ic-t'-d. LYMAN HOUSE. Lewisville, Potter county. Pennsylvania. BIRTON I.tWIS. Proprietor. ILdn.' taken this excel,etu Hot- the pre ; t• u.o a make the acqtiai ta ce of the trave ic pn ' can . eels confident <>t givrig satisfaction to a., who may all on him. Feb 12. tki tf | jSp^MAKBLE WOUK ' Monuments and Tomb-Stones ct" all k ads. w ! ia- f'J '• - *'' lon rear"t.a /v b.c terms and - -rt ..ot c y C". Breunle. Re? : dcnce Fu'aF-u 1 . mi. l - - 't• of T -~ s F.oad, or leave 4 nr nr.iers at the Pot Gffir 1: DA* BAIiER. nENSION. B UNTV and WAR ! AIM AG' NFY f_ Poeaicii.s pro-ur-d for Fid era of t e present war grho are aabled ; r .- . - • • | or disease contrftc* -I while in the s-rv ee. ,ft e U dte '■ States baud pensions ionnt v. au i , rea s><f pa- ob- i tamed for widows or heirs of thi - • wl • have die i or . btjeu killed while in serv ce. All !• Uers of inqu'ry promptly answere 1, and ou receipt by matt '• r a state- ( ment of the c i-e of el umaet, I will forward ti.e ne eeasaty paprrs for th-.-ir - cuaturt- Fe~ u IVii-iun i cases as fixed, by law. R-fersto 110 I s . Is t-c Be:.-on, A. G. Oiinsted," John S. M..cc, !F W K-ox. t'-q DAN BAKER. ] JuccS 64 Claim Agent, Coudersport, Pa. (V ** er A" f 'tr V.'e w.-.t *>._-e ts i.♦!l 3 u |2O Sr'i Xlt -s. '1 n-ue l.- v. >. . Under a i < upper fee-i. Warrant-si tv~ years A ste m ,rj , or large cimra S-ion* rt : The XLT MA : ' r.-f s >id , In the United States fr less t *4 ). wTi h are ft iv licensed by H>we, Wheen- r N\\ - , Grov< rit La ker, Singer AC. A B ichel ALL T " ' ehleee Are Infringemen's atid CIP telle' or nscr are H I'.abla to arre-t, 'dne. and im r sonnu-nt Ctr- liars ree. Address, <r cad upon S- aw &. Curk. Biude-, ' fard, Maine, or Chicag •, L'.Dc . 20, 1 5t,7.. fgwiy. . ( Itcli! Itch ! Itch ! SCRATCH! SCRATCH! SCRATCH! WIIE4TO\'S OISTME.IT. XVill ( nrr tlie in 48 Hour*! Also cares SALT RHKUM, UfXX&H, CBIL- : BLAINS,end a ERUPTIONS OF TIIE SK N. , 1 I'r ce V' r.n-H F. • *M .!rn^L ,! sts Bv s -nd ng . •beMtoto WEEKS V POTTER, 0 - Age ta, 170 WMMugtOU street. Ikjeton, it will be forwarded by j mail, -ree f io.tajs,to any part of ike BisLr i Jtffia 1, j-.uot::c wky ly r. % I '' * ' •- ; | -■ • •" * * OtR HEW tOXGRLsSMLV. Of the Dew Congressional delegation, four Deiiiocrr.ts anJ thirteen Republicans have been re-electe 1, in all seventeen ol the twe tv-four. Of the new Democrats J. Lawrence Getz, of Berks, succeeds xVn cona. He has been twice a member of our legislature tind was S;waker or.e session. He is editor of the Reading Guzet'e, the, English Democratic of that Gibral ter of Democracy. He is a fair man, but will nut rank high in Congress either as a debater or leader. D. M. Van Auken, of Pike, succeeds Johnston in the Tenth Le gion. He is a young lawyer of ir.oderfile ability, and is entirely without legislative experience. The new Republican mem bers are Caleb N. Taylor, who succeeds Thayer; H. L. Cake, who succeeds Strouse; D. J. Morre I, who succeeds Baiker; D. A. Finney, who succeeds Culver, and John Covode, who succeeds Dawson. Cake and Covode are elected to succeed Democrats, and thus add lour to the present Republi can majority in the delegation. Taylor is a farmer and a Quaker; has never filled any office within our recollection, and is one of the most earnest, consistent and radical men elected to the next House, (ien. Cake is aw hole souled patriot, an a!>'e man, anil decidedly the most popular citizen of Schuylkill county. He came within 400 of being cho>en to the Senate two vears ago in the face of more than three" times that nvu <rity fr the Demo crats, and has triumphed now mainly by in- overwhelming personal strength'. Mr. Morrell is the manager of the Cambria iron Works* the largest singe establish ment in the Slate He is uoC a public speaker, but is a man of rare intelligence and will make a most useful member. Mr. Finney is the ablest man of either paity iu iiis district, and as true as he is able. He liffis been twice elected to the Senate, v\ here he stood confessedly the ablest mem ber of that body. A little disaffection, tie result of disappointed ambition, at one time threatened the harmony of the party In the district, but Mr. Finney triumphed ■>ver it by nearly the full party vote and is chosen by a larger majority than that given to Mr. Culver. Mr. Covode is elected to Congress for the fifth tune. He was cho >~n iu the old district of Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong iu 1854-56—53 and 1860, a!wais leading his ticket. He is per so. ally popular, and is a must tireless couijHJtitor. We doubt whether any other man could have l>een chosen in ih district it this time. The new members on the Republican side are above the average of abiiiu in the delegation,and will strengthen i it intellectually as well as numerically.— R / osifory. A TcucLiiiv? Iticidcnt. I went one night to sec a comedy. The chief actor was a favorite one, and the house was very crowded. The curtain r- so. and amidst a burst of applause the hero of the piece n ade his appearance. He ha 1 hardly uttered twenty words, when it struck me that something was the matter with him. The play was a boisterous comedy of the old school, an 1 required considerable spirit and vivacity in the actor to sustain it properly, but in this man there was none, he walked and talked like a person in a dream, his best points he pa>sed over without appearing to perceive them, and altogether he was quite unfit fbr the part. His smile was ghastly, and his laugh hol low and unnatural, and frequently he wcuM stop off suddenly iu his speech and let hi eves wander vacantly ox er the au dience. Ewn when, in the character of a silly husband, lie had to sutler himself to be kicked about the stage by a young rand of the comedy, and afterwards to behold that careless individual making love to his wife and eating Iris supper, while he was shut up m a closet from whence be could not emerge, his contortions of ludicrous wrath, which have never before failed loca l down plenty of applause, were now such dismal attempts to portray the passions, that hisses were au ibie in various of the theatre. The audience were fair y out of temper, and several of the inquisitive HKll viduais xvere particular in their inquiries as' to the extent of the potations he had that dax m iu <re<J in. storm of sublimation and abuse now fell around the ears of the devoid actor, and nut content with verbal insult, orange peels and apples flew upon the sta^e. He stopped and turned to the shouting crowd. 1 never saw such misery iu a hu man countenance. His face was worn and haggard, and tears rolleJ down his painted checks. 1 saw his lips quivering with mental agony—l saw his bosom aeave with convulsions of suppressed emotion, and his w}klj tnien betokened such depth t of anguish au l distress that the most ruthltss heart must have throbbed with pity. The audience was mowed and by de grees the clamor of invectives subsided into a solemn stillness, while be stood uear the footlight a picture of dejection. When ail was calm ha spoke, and in a voice broken with sobs, which seemed to rend j Abated to it)e ?riiKipUs of Ilrqe SctyocfcHj), ii?e of Lwffiu, c qiu> CO3DE3.SPOBT. POTTER COUKTY. PA.. TUESDAY CCTOBI E 23, 1866. i his bosom, he offered his explanation : "Ladies and gentlemen, he said, in my acting to-night, 1 am con . fident of meriting your displeasure, in one ! thing vou do me wrong. lam not intox icated. Emotion alone, and that of the most painful kind, has caused me to fi.l mv allotted pert so badly. My wife died but a few short hours ago, and I left her iaide to fill my unavoidable engagement here. If I have not pleased you, 1 implore vou to forgive. I loved her, grieved for . her; and if anguish C3II excuse a fault, I bear mv apology herei" He placed his hand upon his heart, and a burst of tears relieved his momentary paroxysm cf grief. The audience were thoroughly affected and an earnest burst of sympathy made the walls tremble. Women wept loudly and strung rneu silently, and during the remainder of the evening his performance was scarcely audible through the storm ol applause by which the crowd sought to Soothe the poor man's wounded feelings. There was something very meiancho'y in the thought of that wretched man's coming from the bed of death to don gay attire; and utter studied witticisms fur the amusement of a crowd, not one of whom dreamed of the anguish that fesiercd under his painted cheeks and stage smile. And in the great theatre of life how many are there arouud us like that poor actor, smil ing gaily at the multitude while at home lies sorrow, whose shadow is ever present with them in busy places. A Dog * .So^d.* , The following occurence is described by the informant as being one of the most amusing scenes he ever noticed : A gentleman in New-Haven recently erected on Chapel Street, near theco'Kges, a large and beautiful residence, and adorn ed the grounds with extraordinary taste and expense. Among other ornaments, nol far from the street, he placed a large cast-iron statue of a dog, whose belligeraut appearance and defiaut attitude made liim "look a* large as life, and twice as ugly. For weeks afterward, the "little dog- and all,*' on passing by the house never failed to gix*e the statue a complimentary bark and growl, which, however, never dbturbod its equanimity. But one day, a big Tow ser from the country was following his master's market wagon into town and hap pened to spy the hostile form of the cast iron foe. A preliminary growl and a boxv xvoxv produced no effect. Surly and defi ant, his enemy continued to gaze at him. Canine nature could stand it no longer. One leap over the fence brought him into ! the yard, and two or three more carried him to his mute antagonist. Quicker than j thought he attempted to fasten his teeth iu the cast-iron chops of the statue, but the next moment gave up the contest. The last seen of that dog was, lie went sneak ing out of the yard with his tail between his legs, the most completely sold specimen of caniue society ever xvitutssed. DRUNK AS TO THE LEGS. —Robert Wilson was befaie Justice Mifiiken, of Chicago, last xveek, charged xvith intoxica c r? tion. He plead "half-guilty," stating that he could drink a good ileal ami be pe feet In sensible His head always remained clear, but his knees went off' too freely, an 1 he bacame drunk below his hips. The officer found him on a door-step, at au early hour in the morning Leaning back a little he O O was striking at his legs, and was abusing, them in the fiercest manner possible for their base and contemptible conduct. "I have lived wiili you for nearly thirty years; I have fed and clothed you; [ have got you good and nice pantaloons and com , fortable drawers. Aud now, at this hour of the night, when it is wet, and I want t > go hoine. you go back on ine, and leave ; me in this place. No.w, aren't you asham- : ed of yourselves—a pretty pair that you are? From this time on I'm going to treat you differently. I believe I'll begin : now, confound you—you shah L ive a xvet ting." With that he began to take off Li> pantaloons, but the scan lalized officer ar rested him He was fined 83 and de parted, murmuring vengeance against his [ \ e I extremities. A DROLL POSTMASTER. —In the days i of Andrew Jackson, his Postmaster-'ien eral, Amos KeuJall, wanting to know wbhreabouts xvas the source of the iom bigbee river, wrote for the required inton ation to the |K>stmaster of a vi lage on its course: 'Sir," wrote the higher officer to the lower, "this department de-ires to know how far the Totnbigbee river runs up. . Respectfully, etc." The reply was brief, and read" thas: "Sir, the Tombigbee river ; 'doe-n't run up at all; it runs down. \ ery irespectfully, etc" The Postmaster-Gen eral continued the correspondence in this stvle: "Sir, your appointment as post master at ,is revoked. You xvi'l turn over the funds, papers, etc., pertaining to vonroffice to your successor Respectfully, etc." The "droll pustmasiet closed the correspondence with this parting shot: — , "ciir, the revenues of this office fur the 1 quarter ending September 30th,have been; 65 cents; its expenditures same period, fori tallow candles, twine, etc., 81 05. I trust mv successor is instructed to aojust the balance due me. Most respectfully." ISIDI iEL, "I'll bet you'll W homesick before two days, both of you." "What xvill you let?" "My diamond ringagaiust your picture." The oirl\ color came and went at men tion of the picture, and she glanced quick ly towards a dark, bright girl sitting be side her. "Promise him, E'-L ; there isn't any dan ger of losing your bet. Homesick! I never was half as sick of any place in my life as New York city. I hope no one will follow us out there." "Not even the elegant Le Rav," her brother said teasingly. "Bah! the very name of the man sick ens me. "He is rich, Nora, and yon know vou are going to marry a rich man.' "Ye-, but lie is vulgar in the extreme. 1 shall never marrv a ]>oor man, neither shall I ever marry a man beneath me." Ned shrugged hi>shoulders. "I shouldn't , wonder ir' you would marry a farmer vet. Noia, :.ni make your own butter and che*se. The haughty lip curled as she said: "There i.-n't the slightest danger. I have no fancy for a rural life. It does very well lor a te*v weeks in the summer wben one has nothing to do but enjoy the fresh air aud sun-Line." The girls sat on the grasc, and Ned, manlike, w#g penciled on the fence—a post and ran fence, too, at that. Thev were waiting at the railroad station of D tor the carriage of a country aunt whom they were going to visit, and whom thev had not seen since they xvere children. Ihe lithe station house x'.as close and thev chose rather to wait outside. The waiting was not tedious to Ned and Elsie, for they xvcie betrothed lovers, and the passing of time i- always rapi 1 to such a>- ihey; but Noia kept x\i~hing the carriage would come every few minutes. At last it came iu -._tll l—a !<>\x', uncovered wagon, such as are used a gre t deal in Nexv Eng land.a tasty iitt'e affair, but still unlike any carriage Nora had ever seen before. That young lady arched her haughty brows, and looked daggers at Ned, who xvas helping El&ie in as though he thought it were the handsomest barouche Nexv lurk could "boast. "Is mv aunt expecting us to day ?" she curtly said to the driver. ".■Bhe is, but voi r letter only reached her yesterday, she could not spare the lime to come to meet you, but she bid me say a warm welcome awaited you at the farm." "A well-turned speech for a person in hb position, for I suppose he is on.'v a field hand." This Nora thought to her -e!f. and once comfortably seated, she fixed her bright eyes upon him, taking note-*. He w'cre a pair of dark pantalixms and a whitb linen blouse; and a plaited straw hat, something the xx'or-e for wear, was crushed down over the blackest curls she had ever seen. Ned and E'sie were sitting verv close together, Ned holding her hand under cover of her "duster." Nona turned round quickly. 4 You two are entertaining, I must sav. Ned, I should think Ei-ie wou d roast xvith yon sitting so c'ose to her this July dav." r "Ni>ra, doc'* you fed! a little bit sicki.-h, home-iokish like, already: "No, I don't, ?_R>l 1 haven't the least idea of being so. EL-ie, lam on!v sorrv for oue thing—tht we iet Ned come along. There's nexer any peace xxhere there's a I man, ct-xer." The handsome driver now arched his eve brows and would have whistled if he flared, and Ned looked tenderly iut > Elsie's eves, and xvhispered: "Do you, Elsie, do yon wish you hadn't 4 let Ned coine a ong V " L!?:e Hue bed crimson, aud the driver said "Yon can see the house yonder through, the trees."' A moment, more and they w ere at the g-tle. "Lung, loxv, and rambling—l hue it;" and Nora, gathering up her skirts placed hfer dainty fee'* IF >n the wheel, and w£s out before the astonished driver came to her assistance. Aunt Mary menkeni warmly for their mothers sake, and soun they were Seated around the ample board xxitb very uncitv like appetite* Mr. Brev. sier, Aunt MarvV husband, xvas a well-to-do farmer xviih a broad, kind y face aud a large heart, bui,: in spite ci a life-time's training, be would sum -times forget and put his oxxn knife iu the butter. Auut Mary saw the look o supreme disgust with which Nora viewed ! the proceeding, and then whispered softly and tender.y to uusbanJ ; ''Snnoo, d._-at', try and remember to ure the butter-knife widle the girls are here.'" His manners were so gentle, and his x'oice so kindly, wbeu he aid to Nora:. -Here, ch'iidie, let me give y u some more of the strawberries. You must cat just as tnanv as yon can while you are here,' that she almost forgave Lixu the affair of the ! butter-kuife. i i "Father, where is ishmaels' "He went home; he will be back by sun up in the morning." '•You should have made fcim stay to tea, father," a name Aunt Mary still called her husband, though six little graves in the churehvard were all that was left of the j children she had borne him. "I wanted him to stay, but he said hel had promised Madge to lielp her with her lessons. Examination is coming on." This was Monday. Tuesday, Wednes day, and Thursday passed very pleasantly to Nora. She explored the house and ground.-, and read her favorite poems. Fri day she felt very lonesome, and if Ned had been in Europe cr some other country, she xxould iiaxe said homesick. Ned and EEie jxveie passing their time in away very agreeaole to themselves, forgetting in their taeUishuess ail aU>ut Nora. On Saturday she was lonelier than ever, for Auut Mary was always busy iu the kitchen on that day.} "O, Aunt Mary, I'm so lonely I" "It's too bad, child. Suppose you put 'on n;y big feuubonuet, and carry this pie, aud a little pail of milk out to the field to your uncle." An\ thing for a change, so Nora tied the sunbouuet over her brown curls, and xvt nt over the fields tc xxhere the haymakers were turning oxer the fragrant hav. Among c? o • rr the haymakers she noticed the young man who had driven them over from the station on the day of their arrival, He lifted his rough straxv hat with a quiet grace that surprised the city belle, and she said to herself, walking homeward over the fields —"I never thought haymakers were eo picturesque looking.*' That evening the young people sat or. the porch talking xvith Auut Mary, when Nora spied the handsome haymaker coming up to the law a. "Goo ;-evening, Aunt Mary, good-even ing, ladies."' "Girl-, this is my nephew, Ishmael Brew ster, my husbands brotberls son. Why have you not been over lately, Ishmael I Studying xour eyes out, as usual I sup pose : Meanwhile Nora was surveying him from head to foot. t4 This is the handsom est man I ever saw, in spite of hi? craft," wa? her mental comment, "and be is rny coudn-in law, it seems 1" As usual, Ned and Elsie wandered off among the trees, and by and by Aunt Alary went to supiriutend the tea steeping. There was an awkward silence for a mo ment, and them ishmael said : "You are reading Tennyson,Mss Nora!" "Yes, TJvls of the King.' Y'ou Lave read it?" "Yes, again and again." "You admire Tennyson, then?" . "I need scarcely to answer that question; it would be hard to find any one xvho di d not. I like 'ln Meinoriam' best, though; that poem alone should have crowned hiin Poet Laureate." It seemed as if their mutual admiration for Tennyson broke down ail the barriere of conventionalities, and till the tea be!! rang, their favorite authors xvere discussed, their voices going pleasanrly through the window to where Aunt Mary was laying the table. Ishmae! stayed to tea, and somehoxv, watching him walking over the : fields to his home, Nora felt sorry to see him go. Sabbath morning dawned bright and beautiful. The little village of D was 11 start led into open -eyed wonder as our sty-1- ,-li New Yorkers sailed into the quiet little : ichurch, Nora and E -ie in their "loves of ' bonnets," and rich dresses, and Ned in his iong-taiied coat and choker. 1 lsumad Brewster sat in the pew before : ffi.'ir, and Nora Hushed prettily at iris < grave bow. The xfillsge youth and mail- : t-us heard little of "Elder Allen's"' dis course, they xvere too busy watching the 1 ] arty from Deacon Simon Brexvster's. And < Nora, too, heard little of it: sh was busy < watching IslflnscTs splendid face light up < as he followed the reverend speaker's i words. I hmael, xvith his whole soul bent I <>D the sermon, -aw nothing of this bv-play. < Even the beautiful face of Nora faded from bis memory as his mind took in the mighty I truths the minister xvas laying before the : people. "Corr'j home with us, Ishmael," Ned ! -aid, a? they met in the aide after service. 1 "I cannot to-day, Edward. I xvill go ; over to-morrow evening. I never leave home on the Sabbath." t Nora's red lip curled, an 1 she bowed \ haughtily in passing, never thanking him as lie as-dsted her into the wagon. : Eveuing after evening Isbiuaei came to ' the farmhouse. Sometimes Nora was iu i the mood to cavil at him, but with all her pride arid haughtiue.-s. she did cot dare to < look down upon tiiis workingroan, this I young Nexv Eng'and fitrmer. Iu intel lectual attainments he was her peer, and I Gbe knew it. Ishmael Brexvster was a man < of great mental strength, noble and brave . as the bravest, lie xvas the son of a poor . man. aud liavl climed upwards as be?t he might. His father hr. 1 employed a tenant to work the farm on the shares, during the years Ishmael Lad been away at school. (The tenant's term expired in the spring, TERMS.--$1.50 PER ANNUM. . . when lshmael was to take the farm. Me* *** while he was lending his strength to his Uncle Simon through the harvest, for the old man's strength had failed of late. So, on through the purple lushness of the summer time these two walked blind folded, and knew not till the time of part ing drew near that they were more to eachi other than cousins in-law. But tbe/e came a time of awakening, when Nora took her self severely to task. "Was she learning to love thi-. handsome farmer! this 'poor roan?"' If not, what meant this flutter ing of the heart, aud strange content when he was by her side ? She was treading on dangerous ground—she must be wary. But it was easier said than done. There was a magnetic power in Ishmael's dark eyes that overpowered her, rfnd won her heart iu spite of her reason. It was the night before they were to re turn to New York. Elsie snd Ned had ridden over to the village for the mail, aud Nora was up stairs packing up. lshmael came slowly across the fields and sat down wearily on the steps beside Aunt Mary. , Nora saw him, and her heart flutterol strangely. She knelt by the window and laid her head upon the sill, and listened to their talking. "You are tired, lshmael; vou work toe' bard." " Oh, no, Aunt Mary, wotk never tifes me." , ; • "You study too much, then, and what's the use. You are the smartest farmer in the country now. lam glad you are go :ng on the farm—you will be obliged to less. "I love study, Aunt Mary, aud when ! get my farm started, I will had time fur study." '•To what end ?" ''My own gratification and improvement. Besides, who knows, Aunt Mary, but what I may yet be called upon to legislate for my country, or, perhaps I may be a sen ator," and he laughed, gaily. 4 Do you really like those drv studies, lshmael ?" "I really like them, Aunt Mary, lam never happier than wheu 1 am fagging at Schiller and Klopstock. I will yet mas ter them." I>hmael was dear as an own son to childless woman, and she laid her hand ten derly on his. 4, 1f it gives you pleasure,' lshmael, it is all right." 44 Where is Nor a, Aunt Mary!" Nora sprang to her feet in time to hear her came called, "Nora, comedown; lshmael wants you." A white dress soon replaced the wrap per, and twisting some 6carlet verbena iu her dark hair, Nora went swiftly down lairs Aunt Mary had gone in, and lsh mael sat there alone. Nora laid her hand lightly on his shoulder. 4 T am glad to see you, lshmael" , . .. For answer, he drew her down beside him on the steps. "You are away to-morrow, Nora. I will miss you more tha i I ever missed any one in my life." Nora's head lowered a little, but she ✓ dated not trust herself to answer, "If 1 thought you could ever be happy as a farmer's wife, I would tell you just' how much I love you, just how dear vou are to me" —not one word of not being her equal, not one word of his poverty; he did not understand the meaniug of such words. lshmael Brewster wa never poor, men l.ke him never are. and iu his man hood and rich affluent natuie, he felt him self equal to a!l men, bowing Lis eMrit only before his Maker. "You may tell me just how much you love me, IsLmwtel, for 1 could be very buf py as a farmer's wife." Nora was surpris ed at herself, but she felt as if sis? could share even poverty with lshmael Brewster. lis sprang to his feet. "Nora it needed' but this to make me oue of the happiest of men that ever walked God's beautiful earth. It is a grand thing to live, Norn * Oh, I enjoy life. I can see in-it neither the sorrow nor care the people tell of! G> 1 has blessed me in everything. 1 should never have been called lshmael." "And yet you have bad trials. llivo been always poor; aud have had to toii f r an education, and—and" "Do you cad these things trials. N >ra! Ido not, O Nora, you are the crowning blessiug! I thauk my God for this kit great blessino!" lie was a novel wooer, but he was just the man Nora needed to guide aright her noWe but undisciplined nature. Elsie said, - 4 D,tiling Nora. I am glad you are to be happy like inyseiC'and Ned s-.id: 4 What! marry a common farmer! poor man ? Nora Lee, lam ashamed of you." But Nora, with her hand iu could defy a dozen Neds, and she did not hee l his banter, though he was merciless." A year later Nora went to the farm to' live with lshmael. All the long wiut-r evenings they studied together, to the evi dent annoyance of Aunt Mary, who pre dicted blin inets and early gray hairs. lshmael did master Schiller an<f ICSp' sleek, and to-day is a Senator of the L Kited* States. £j£f~ Subscribe for the Pottlu Jul* ;xu