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.T8j4QYeand Age. hoi U.M..0..1 "rm-' .' " '' 1 I play wltt yo 'mid eowalipa frowinjv . ' When I n tlx and Tom w ' -V" ' Whaa rarianos wearing, tewar-linua ...r . " ' 1 ; -v- .,1mm HO mOT Thro' groves and mods, fj Mather, With lltUt playmates, to aw We vudmi bud la tand ttoUir But that wu sixty yean ago. You grew a lovely rotate nialden, . And still onr early love wm strong, ; Still with aoeare oar days were laden,. , : a , They glided onsly along: And I did low joa very to -v'. . ; H,ew dearly, words want power to show , , I ttonght your heart waa touched aa .wail v, B.rt at wa fifty yean ago. , , m Then other lovers came around yon. Your beauty grew from je to JW, ,, Ana'many a splendid circle found you ThotreStoglitterlnKj2b; ' iMwyounntTOwaloraaking. i; On rank and weaiin Tour- n Hum i thnmrht m? heart waa oreaainx . i y But that waa forty yeara ago. AndlUredontowedanotherr ' ' ' Nooauaeaheavemetoreplne. ;. ,,. And when I heard you werea mother, I did not wish the cMdren mtae. . My own young flock, In Wr progreaaton, Ma4epaea6antChrUtina.row: Mv&Vthem was past exprewlon 5 , f , , , . fenSthat was thirty yeara ago. Ton grew a matron, plump .and ' -You dwelt In fuhion'a riS"?i,'"e ' -' My earthly lot wa lar more jomely, ButI,too,hadmyfedJ But that waa twenty yeara ago. Time pawed. My aldert gW waa married, Andnowlamagranadregray, , One pet of four years om avb "' JI luur .. , 1. . u, a wild uowerea toww v"-j' In onr old fielda of childish pie""?, rC:. thn. the cowallps blow. She fills her basket's ample measure And this la noi ten !. i . r . r ' " ' " Bnt though first love's Impassioned blindness Has pasaed away in colder nbt, ,, I siill harethought of yon with kindness, And shall do fill our last good night , , The ever rolling silent hours Will bring a lime we shall J""0. -When our young days of gathering flowers Will be an hundred yeara ago. SELECTED STORIES. A Duel at Sea. I had settled np the business which had called me to Calcutta, and engaged pas sage on board the fine chpper-ship Sultan, Captain Hays Jack Hays 4s Jus mends calkd him. , . ,. , The cabin of the Sultan was peculiarly adapted for the accommodation of the pas sengers, being large, airy, and roomy, while the state rooms were finished with all the requisites to make one comfortable on a long There were three passengere besides my self who had determined to trust their lives to the care and guidance of our young and popular Captain viz : a Mr. Ring, wha was a tall, pale, slender young man, in the last stages of consumption, accompanied by his wift. a fine, handsome young lady. Ring, by the advice and persuasions of his doctor and friends, had been induced to try the benefit of a tup on sail water, noping u might have the desired effect of prolonging hia life. With his wife, he had traveled ex tensively, but now had decided to return to bin native land and die surrounded by his family and friends. He was wealthy, and had been married but little over a year; with everything at his command bat health, he was doomed to die at sea, finding a last resting place in the bosom of the restless,' ever changing deep. Our third passenger waa a man with fea tares which once seen, would almost instant ly give rise to a feeling of repugnance and distrust. He was introduced by the Captain as Mr. Osbom. and I disliked hia at first sight. Of rather below than above the medium height, with large square shoulders, short full neck, coarse bushy hair, and a face bear ing the unmistakable stamp of a bully and rascal. Such were the passenirers that the good ship Sultan was expected to bear in safety acnes thousands of miles of the treacherous deep. - ') With a fair tide and wind, the Sultan dropped safely down the river, under the skillful guidance of a Calcutta pilot, and lor once, as fortune or luck would nave it, we escaped all the bam, sand-banks, and shoals, which abound from the month to the source of the sacred Hirer Ganges. With a sigh of satisfaction, I saw the pilot pass over the side, wishing us a quick and pleasant passage as he shoved off. The weather braces were checked in, sheets hauled aft, and at last we wen plowing the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, with southwest moonsoons blowing freshly. We were hauled on a taut bowline, with all the canvas spread that the Sultan could well stagger under. Jack Hays was noted for the quick passages he made, and when the order was given to cine np a topgallant- sail on board ot a vessel when ne comman ded, other less reckless mariners would be putting in the double 'reefs. Days passed bv. With but few exceDtions the nassenirers seldom met, except at the dining-table. The voyage Had scarcely begun. That restieas feeling, want of change, monotony, and lone- someness had not as yet been experienced on board, our gallant craft, which glided over the sparkhne waves like a thing uf life. aTMr months previous to the day of my sailing with Captain Hays, I had landed in Calcutta, having traveled by .the overland route from Southampton.. ... - I waa quite a lad when my brother left the old homestead to try his fortune in a sff&nge country. He had, through the in fluence of friends, obtained a position in a large mercantile firm, well known through-oot-taa fact Indies, and bade us all farewell, his heart beating high with ambition, hope, and 'aspirations. Tears rolled on. I was rapidly advancing to man's estate. Fre quent and numerous were the letters that passed between my brother in the East and his loving parents and brother, . j. Finally, I, too, entered into the busy, bast ling arena of mercantile life, and was favor ed by the smile of fortune. --,"; I was rapidly accnmnlatinr fortune, when we were nearly stunned by receiving a letter in an unknown hand, informing my nearly frantic father and mother that (their son was dead ; that ne nad iaiiea in aa af fair of honor with a man person allv un known to the writer. His effects were in the hands of the. American Consul, and without delay I resolved to start at once, and endeavor to pierce the mystery which envel oped the death cf my brother.' .1 arrive at Calcutta, mads inquiries, searcnea ana investigated, bnt could learn nothing satisfactory. . With a sorrowful heart, Xtook possession of my ill-fated broth er's property, and the reader is already aware how I engaged passage on board the Sultan. ... 'I bad assumed the name of John Grey when I left the shore of my native land, thinking perhaps, that I might pursue to greater advantage the object of my errand and journey. Gradually the passengers became acquaint ed, and by the tune we had gained the In dian Ocean I bad become quite intimate with. Jfx and .Mrs. Ring, spending many happy hours in their company, and assisting the patient, tffectionate wife to entertain and sooth her fast-sinking hu&baad. -, f , One afternoon I was lyimr on an old saiL ofl the Ieeside of the poop, reading a volume j at- Shakespeare" to tbesick man who, ' half-supported by hia wile, occupied a chair by my aid.,, Osbom, who was mokc cigar, left the bumpkin-bita, when no was sitting, and took, as a poaitioa whom he could W hear what waa going on. As I finished the- passage I waa seadioK. His. Bine made some Moments: and ts harsh. discordant voice -01 vsoom atao joined in, at the same time giving the lady a prolong ed and insolent star. . .. " Yon are quite a reader, Mr. Grey ; but I should, advise yes to read the Bible instead. Imigine it wonld be more appropriate, jujlgipg from appearances.". 1 And the brat glanced insignificantly at Mr. Ring as he an isMd'ahr insolent remark. - -n Controlling my passion by an effort, I gave h$p a (haughty glance, replying: .; ,: , riSS advice and company an not want ed, sir. We associate only with oev equals." " Hf, ha, ha t D n me, but yon are a cooUpne iTlf I was a sensitive fellow now, I nmM Mt mad and hurt yon." I am a eentleman, sir 1 and would not willinglj sullymy honor by allowing myself to be Insulted uy you.- aim ijr-Tfc ired to their state-reoavi walk- Z&oret to tne weather-sida and joined tU CsWtata promenade; wau wtoorn iJZZl off forward,, muttering as ha went jrbfrarenina at sapper he addressed me Jlin as though nothing had happened, and nfnopomteg all thewnversaboa ran on U riu nflcufiar to himself. : ' WnJear Cap, I wish we had come across . diJ&tto the fun of the thing-any- ityjof having brwh 'vritli aometitung t 111 be -. if I ihant die t TO of Bome- thing to do." ' t--'' Aa he finished hia harangue he glanced from one to another, (welling big -with bis THr. $stonyo witt oblige me by drop wing all profane language while xa this cabin. Are yon swan, air, that -we hare a lady at the table I" - - -.u a - -J i "I meant no offence, Cap; it's onJj my way. But women alwaya nuk a row wherever thy are. She could not fast easy in Eden. ' Plague take the whole 0? them, I say.''' - I Soon after, Mr. and Mrs. Brag left the ta ble, and the Captain ordered the Steward to bring on the wine. Oabotn drank that evening to excess, and hi fcmgae ran worse than ever. - For want of rjotnetbiirg better to do we eat and', listen! to the boasting and bragging of the haHU Jranken wretch. I "Look here, young fell-jw, i want yon to understand that I'm not in the habit of al lowing men to talk to n as yon have doaej ... . 3, 12 j ' nri j Witnout aemanouig w iwacuon. nny,u u it, I chawed a man rigit np for leaa thinga than that" I "Have yonf I "replied; "why what a terrible fire eater yju are; I suppose yon would fight old Nick himself If he flould i -Fight tW Iaronld- ft-atrybodj or anythuig?-4 bsveno partilaraeabe'' to hurt you ;-hut I "would advise jitiL'io let me alone."' ' ."; . , . ' j 'Thank you , lor the advice, " I replied, glancing over to Hays, who enjoyed the fun "Have yon ever been engaged in s duel !" asked the Captain. . -r'. -I "Have I ev art weB, I rather guess I hive. -rVould yon l ike , to - hear of one of my ex ploits?" 4 - : ' 1 "Very m.ach, indeed,1' wai the reply, wh3e i dark ur .defined feeling ef suspicion crept through my brain. " Pernapa 'the murderer qf my brother was before lite; if so, ven geance, which had been so long defatyed nad fliwai.ted, should be satisfied, and that swift ly. Wheeling my cnair pack: so as to pnr- ttaliy hide mv face in the shade w cast bv the nutsenmast, I listened paiientiy for him to tjcil his story with a calmness that surprised awn myself. :: 1 "Well cents, vou Bee I ataaomethins of a roving character, and having got tired of California, x packea my traps ana cleared ut for Hong Kong. Not liking that part of the country, x came to ueyion, ana from there finally drifted to Calcutta. But this ain't telling yon about the, duel, is it ? After I had been in Calcutta a little while, I got Acquainted with a ' young felly by the name Of Raymond, William Raymond. He was in good business, and making money like dirt. Hallo, yoong fellow, what's the mat ter; did you, know him V I had sprang from my chair as be men tioned the name of Raymond. The Mood boiled in my veins and mounted in hot surges to my brain. It was the name of my brother, and I felt as though I was at last face to face with his murderer. Restrain ing myself by an almost superhuman effort, I motioned for him to go on, and sank hack in my chair, bathed with perspiration. Hays looked at me in astonishment, ana fortunate ly Osborn was too drunk to notice very acutely my emotion. . . ' I was hard np at the time 1 landed, and Raymond, to whom I applied for assistance. on the plea that I was a fellow-countryman, came down with the cash, and we were soon the best of inends. . One evening was standing on the steps of the W Hotel, when whom should I see coming along but Kaymond, and on his arm one of the handsomest specimens or crinoline 1 ever laid my eyes on. Between yon, me, ana ine mainmast, x oaa ocen annking a little, and as the couple came opposite to where I was standing I descended the steps and stood before them. I don't exactly re member what I did, but was told afterward that I attempted to put my arm round the waist of the girl, who was fool enough to holler about it, and Raymond knocked me down right there in front ot the hotel, in the presence of a dozen men. It was more than flesh and blood could stand. I never overlook an insult like that, and soon after I called him out We met at Seven Tanks. ana ne was-eo awxward tnat ne pressed the trigger of the pistol before the word was given to fire, and while his ball was buried in the earth mine was bnned In bis heart with an unerring aim. His girt, I believe. Went mad or crazy, and died soon after. But my honor was avenged, and, young feller, yon'a nener take warning." i Ky frame was fairly whirllne as I staetrer ed from the cabin, and sought the cool re- Ireaoing sea breeze l bad at last discover ed the murderer, and by his own confession. my Drocner naa Deen nis meoa ana benefac tor in time of need. His cold-blooded reci tal made me wild and eager for revenge. My mind was inflamed and excited, so much so that I reeled like a drunken man as I reached the quarter-deck. A few minutes in the open air revived me somewhat, and the captain join me soon after, I related to him the whole history of my errand to Calcutta, giving him my real name, and wound up By saying I would have the scoundrel's life In atonement for my brother's. Hays sym pathized with me, and saw at a glance that it would be impossible for both of us to live in the narrow space comprising the Sultan's deck and cabin. After some advice and deliberation, be gave his consent" that I should challenge and fight the villain, as suring me that in case I fell, he, too, would fight him. I thanked bim from the bottom of my heart, and together we walked 1 the floor till long after midnight " i Thanks to my passion for my sporting, I iwas an excellent ahot with either pistol or rifle, and I had no fears of the result I waa avenging the death of. my brother ; and right sb well as justice, was on my side. : -As daylight began to gild the east with all the vivid colors of the rainbow, I de scended to my stateareom. ' I could not Bleep, that was out of the question, and re moving my long barreled rifled pistols from their case, I wiped them out and cleaned them with scrupulous care. 1 Seven bells rang oat clear and sharp on uib ireau morning air, as 1 naiauea my task, louowea oy a loud ana prolonged scream. Hashing into the cabin, I caught Mrs. Ring in my arms, as she fainted, and in an instant tneuaptain and Osborn, who had been alarmed by the shriek, came hurrying to the spot ' "What is the matter V exclaimed Hays, as he helped me to bear the ladv to a lounce but I was too busy in restoring her to con sciousness to answer. As she opened her eyes and gazed wiHly around, the ex claimed: I "O God 1 I am alone, mv darlins husband Is dead 1" and banting into a passionate fit pf weeping, she sobbed as though her heart nroma Dreaa. j As she grew more calm and collected, I at last learned that ber husband was seized with a terrible spell of coughing, bursting a blood-vessel d arias the spasm, and died be fore she could bid him farewell, i I comforted her as well as I was able, and as she became somewhat more reconciled, I recommended to her the fresh air on deck, which would cool her head and throbbing brow- 1 , t-:, 'nil I Leaning on my arm I supported her droop ing form aa we proceeded to the deck where Bays and Osborne were engaged in conver sation. Osborn, -with an insolent grin.turned to the man at the wheel, and with a hoarse chockle said, "The sharks will have a feast to-day; more bones thsn meat, though, I fancy." With a bound I reached his side, and clutching bim by the throat, I threw him to the deck. Catching up the end of the Bpanker-rintr, I thrashed his hide' till be howled With pam and rage.'1 L "Villain I" I hissed. "Coward to insult a lady t ; You Than answer Tot tnTr-wwr-ronr-t Heart's blood. Sou acknowledged last night tuKjouauocmy Dreiser, v ill ttaymoBd. , I have-been longing M find hia muderer,and kveogs Ms death." -...-. ' I Rising to hia feet, he gazed at me for an Instant, hit ayes glaring with rage and ury. " VOtl Vint - MVAtina Ar t !Toa shall hare K. I ahot your brother easi ly enough, and I reckon yon will not give m much trouble. Yon think you've played asurpgamcwitnyoaraaaaiaed sum, but py we eternal, yon shall roe the day yen Crossed the path of Jack Osbom. I hope there will not be another woman go crazv though, for. really, I .would not object to marrying mm wtoow myseu ana turning on his heal a disappeared below. L Fortunately, Mrs. Ring had been eonrtne 1 below bv the Cantata while I waa bnsv ropeending the scoundrel, and was -she Spared the pais and mortification , of th concluding portion of the scene. I determined to fight the villain at once ; ana wnuei wens oeiow to onng up my tola. Haves waited on Osborn sad infon bim that I was on deck, waiting for him to raa nis appearance. -In a few minutes he came up th compan ion-way, having ndaesd himself to a white Shirt and black pants. Without farther Ceremony, I walked np to him, presented both pistons and bad him take his choice. He examined them critically: and asbea jected on, ws proceeded to load than with our own "I see these pistols are slr4riggers," he remarked, with saser, , "Bo ararul that you doa't wast TorstUsyc4 brother.' "I never, mis. sRest assured I U aot Jail WW.",; .- : '!f?inntli I taw the villain's drift. H. was tryUf to excite me, and reader my nerves naateady; but I was aa cool and collected and my bands as steady statutes. , .: , . ' At thU instant Hyes stepped p. , -' "Gentlemen,! will act a second to yea both. At what distance da yo propeae to fight T . , :; -V . ' - . ' t nl i " Let Osbom dwdda," I replied. -, .1 ; "Twelve paces is my fcvorito dlsUncs." I " Then twelve paces lot it b; I am satis fied.'' . J ,,, . : , .; i Hays measured, it, and pbwd;iOboa abaft the foot of tb mainsail, whil I was 'stationed forward. : -u .x I , AU readyv" was the reply,, ;, a. I Waving his band to th helsmaa to. keep the Saltan a good Ml (we war : hauled on ithe wind, and steading to leeward,) be. step ped aside, while all band wert oroaped arooad looking ea -witu eyes at icitssseas and interest. Amid the deepest silence he gave the word, -while I kept" my eyes rivet ed on my opponent. We were aot to level oar pistols until the word tans, ana 1 icarea he might practice some treachery. "One! Two!" .-.. .:' . ::.t. Osborn raised I lie long glitteriag barrel. and glanced rapidly along the sights. ..At the same instant the ship flew up; into' the wind, the men at the wheel having neglect: ed bis duty, being entirely engrossed w 1th the excitement which', pervaded all hands. The huge mainsail which had been bellying out to th fresh breeze, anr sagged dowa; and quivered m the wind. It was, all that saved my life, for the villain had evidently made up his mind to fire before the word, and kill me before I could .return, the. flre As It was, the ball was bnried In the tonjh, hard hemp bolt-rope, and as the sail lifted. Hays pronounced the word, Three,'- with a terrible distinctness, which wasecboed by the report of. my pistol like a dWb-knell. 1. Osborn save a cnnvaisive lean inuvtne ait and fell to tho deck, shot through . his false and treacherous heart A wild . cheer from the men announced t heir satisfaction at the successful termination of the affair; and Hayes rushing up to meet me, nearly wrung my hand off in the excess of his joy,; ' That day there was a doable bnrlal on hoard the Sultan ; and as the last sullen plunge broke dismally on our ears, I kneeled with Mrs. Ring snd prayed for their departed souls. , Two months afterward, we reached our port of destination. Rut the' lovely Char lotte bad won my heart, and as she was now alone and friendless hi the world, I prevailed upon ber to sire up her widow's weeds and 'become my wife one year from the day our 'feet pressed the soil ot pur native land, , The Way to Get Married. ! One fine morning in autumn, Linval was taking a walk in the Tuilerles at Paris, and found an open billet containing the follow ing lines: "If the person who finds this paper is disposed to do a benevolent action, he is requested to inquire at , No. . 840 , Roe Sointage, for Eugenie d Mirande. - Such as jmay not be inclined to assist an unfortunate jmother are entreated, at least, not to hinder others, and to throw the billet again where they found It ' Linval, the best dancer in Paris, was just .bamming a new tone; be' picked np the paper, and after reading it, whisked it' Up into the air with hia cane and' panned his. way. The next person who noticed it was an 'elderly man, simply dressed, who was her rvinc to a public office in which be had a place, because ha waa already late, He eon- tnved, nevertheless, to spare somacn tune as wss necessary te read the' billet; with however, shrugging up his shoulders sad raising his eyes to heaven, . aa much as to say, "That is no concern of .mine,'? he care fully replaced it in its former situation. He was followed by a farmer general ; one ot those moderate people who are satisfied if they can clear 8,000 livresa day; who elated by their wealth, give themselves - aim -f much consequence, and of whom LaBruyere Isays, they "hem loud and spit far." At first be kicked the billet along with his foot but bis curiosity being excited, he took it up, threw bis eyes over it with a scornful smile, and amused himself in tearing it to pieces, at the same time muttering "an im posture." i The next morning a simitar billet lay an the same spot The person who reed it took down the address in his pocket book and replaced the paper, next came - a yoaag couple who had not long been married, and picked no the billet Julia, who expected in about three months to become for the first time, a mother, said to her fausbenil, !"Let us go, my dear: what we can offer is ilittle, to be sure; but in msny -cases a little may save the unfortunate from despair onie let us tro !" Thev accordinotv went iAJter they had found the specified number an the JKue Saintage, they learned that : Hi ibouse was inhsbited by an old physician. who bad retired from practice .-and was thought to be rich, and had only bo daugh ter, distinguished for ' understanding and talents. Tbey ascended a handsome stair case and were ushered into ao apartment OQ the first floor, which was furnished. ' Hot imsmificentlr. but with meat taste. Thev inquired tor .Eugenie de-Mrande, and a lady, young, elegant and accomplished, made ber appearance. She requested her visitors to tep into a saloon . that seemed to be the haunt of the Muses. Books, drawings and Imusical instruments were intermingled, aad formed by no means aa unpleasant contrast with the aeatness. : The young couple eoald not conceive where persons in need of assist. ance were to be sought in ch a taabitatioa. i "I fear, madame," said Julia, "that we are wrong. We loand a billet with your direc tion in tne x uuenes, ana expected to meet ia distressed person to whom we might have isfforded some relief; but all that we see herb seem rather to indicate opulence than to call (for the exercise of benevolence." i Eugenie replied, with some embarrass ment, that she was merely the interpreter of a very unfortunate female, who, from relic 101 pride, wished to remain unknown, but iwas deserving mf compassion. . Julia et pressed a wish to become acquainted with this lady. " l am no stranger to distress,1 said she ; " before ine she would have no c casion to blush." ugeni, to gratify bet in (this particular, oliserved that mtsforttm bad imade ber protege so shy and mistrustful, Itbat it was extremely difficult to gain Iter confidence. ''" ' " Has she any children I" ssked Jails. V , "Three; and kef husband whose labors procured a scanty sabslsteac for hia family. aa just aeaa, alter a long and palatal illness." :. : . . ,-: ;, .. , " Good God 1 what a melancholy situa tion! And bow old are ber children V ,., I " They are all very yoong. The eldest Is ia girl of five." , I " I shsll myself soon be a mother " , said Julia, " and the fate of the little uofortu nates affects me the more deeply . I .would jgladly take one of them, but my own infant will demand all my care. However, permit ine to send you a packet of - little articles for the children, for I cannot sappose that bis family, protected as H it by yon,- eaa be in want of the abaotat aeeessarie off Mm." : Eageoi enrdially tbaaked her In tb name of the unknown : lady, promised to Uke care or ner presents, and anted dowa Julia's name and address. ;.!; au j.j- r. No sooner had JulUand her husband re tired, than the same object brought a young man to the house. " I beer ron pardon, madam." aaM ha in Eugenie : " it U not yoa that I want, but Eugenie de Miranda." " I am thtf person," , : -taui ' The young man was : so less ataggeied . than Julia had been, snd received the same explanation ABacted Wythoory, be Twf. ; i "I am not rich," said he, " but a bachelor may, with a little frugality, put ly a little for the relief of the diatreaaed." " Sir," replied Eugenie,''' there 'aW cases ; in which money cannot afford relief , There are otner ways in wnicn tne rnterrerence or the benevolent may prove infinitely more aerviceaDw 10 tne anrormaaxe." ' - i " Of what nature ia the interference that your friend stands in need oft Speak oot. un your rsoommenaauoa 1 wui cneerreny undertake whatever lies in. my power." 1 , 1 ,f Then exoaae a. rod -qeata,' .aa ... a, count of the raotiv which prompts it . An your connections such that yon can -obtain access to the minister 1" . i. . i "rI,adawl5My father, poaseew J small estate ia the neighborhood of Paris ; the value of which has, been doabted by Ida industry; but he never appeared in the .anti-chamber of the great, and God be thank ed I I shall share with flm bekrred broth ers and sisters the patrimony left "by my father, aad hop that the minister wilt aever bear my nam; imleaa, indeed, ynar Mea4 stands in need of an advocate to plead her cause. In that case I am ready only let me know in what way lean serve her." . ! " It was found necessary," replied' Eu genie, " to destroy sains wound which mv friend's husband hUfUatsdaaw Isidawt at great expense, beeanaa itta naiety C mm anay reqnlrad it It is todeaaaity for tk ca an soueita. ' , i:us.siii sj.i "AndUssypatrciiagereodrKlfatthiar "Kot exactly, for the claim is just But yen know hew often aueb matter are pro tracted to the pabikoffioea, snd even wholly forgotten. It would therefor ,b an essen tial point to accelerate th affair. Th best sy would o to aaarem uib minuter 1 "Trot, bat how draw It upthere Hes the difficulty. " " v ;' " Here a pause succeeded. ','Miobi Itaamst that favor of you V re- STUafil trf'i with a look of awdest en- ; "I will do It with pleasure, ana snouia fcsre offered at first, had I been aware of the ieiiearasUnces." .'. -m I 4ont dfHJbt it." said Bagenie. ' ' But I am not yet suffidentty acquainted With this matter T Yow stall know ererythiBgr , , iqaickly itrfnnacd bim of the object of th kiait. and. oh receiruic a sun from her, the bid man acked the stranger to dinner any uay that' might be convenient The day arts appotated, ana umnonx isncn was me Lasme .if the visitor, was punctual in his at- tendauce to receive the promised instruc inas. ; The (tinner was cheerful: and free jfraat restraint. ' Tb party conversed en all kiadaof M kcta, ricept ta baslness whicn luflSjtbt ther together. The stranger IhonKht JSugenie very accompiisned, very sociable, and,, at last, too, very handsome. After dinner she detailed all the 'particulars bf the case which hv bad undertaken. He listened to, it with ;ih utmost attention, bmmised In two days' to produce the me kiorial, and was as good ss his word. It W.wncb!e, ch?T and energetic Eugenie tead it with evident pleaanre. tit is writ- lea with uch warmth," said she to herseir, vith great emphasis. i .t; :it ; " Were I the minister, you should be sore to gain your point!" , Damont brushed ' and' stammered some I r uomplrto your, wora, - conanuea xiu jrenle.' "Too know how powerfully such a petition is supported by impressive words land acttHOt na the part of th petitioner, procure my hiead an eudieoc of the min ister, tliat she may deliver the memorial in Jamont went away, and after an interval fit eight days, during which be had moved Leaven and 4-arth to accomplish his purpose, fie exultingly entered Kngenie s apartment. I " To-morrow." he said, " your friend will jbe admitted.. Lrt lier produce this note, laud every door will he thrown open to her !" Eugenie thanked nim witn ardor. " But." said she, " a female, naturally timid and depressed by misfortune, would scarcely be able to present berselt to advan tage, if she were to appear unattended I jCould you be prevailed upon to be her con ductor!" -1 - ., The last favor was a sacrifice for Dumont, but he was by this time incapable of refusing Sugenie anything. It is likewise possible hst he might be stimulated by some degree (of curiosity to become acquainted with the mysterious incognita. He promised to come jUie following day to Do introduced to jsugc kiie's friend. The night before this remark able day, Eugenie made the following reflec tions t I " This joung man evidently possesses a bolid character snd a good heart. His fig ure is aot amiss. At first, indeed, he seem- a not 10 iaKC particular notice 01 me, uui. e has made smple amends for his inatten- ion. As for my father, has be not told me hundred times that this was my affair, he in have no objection jrrom all the tnlor ation that I have obtained the young man's o; bimseir is strictly true in every t ; but that was manifest enough at ;he first look. The frankness and sincerity f hss behavior inspire confidence I like his dor, put does lie uke me I remaps his eart is already engaged. U no ! no 1 in that case be would not hare eyed me with looks so insignificant that it is impossible to mistake weir meaning r I RnmMti alont hilt littlA mop. Aftrlv rlrpaoArl f- , j 1 herself with more than unusual care, and was more beautiful than ever. Dumont ap peared and asked : is sue not come yet i" "Hoi" no replied Eugenie, with some emotion. "WelLthcn.rH wait." He then took a chair and seated himself beside her, at the breakfast table. They began to speak on various topics, but sorne- ow or otner ue conversation was repeatea r broken off long pauses filled up with elo quent looks, alone intervened Dumont col ored he was insensible of it, and this con sciousness would have quite confounded him had not Eugenie blushed too. This flattered his heart and gave him fresh cour- ( 1 cannot nelp messing tne accident," ne fit length began, " to wnicn t am indebted tor your acquaintance." .Eugenie s downcast eyes were nxed on her heaving bosom. . - " Your kind behavior, sir," said she, " has made a deep impression on me, and will ever be eOacrd Irom my remembrance 1 " His eves were now cast down In their turn, and a painful silence ensued. - At length Dumont formed s heroic resolution. I know, not whether I do right" said he, ' but in truth I can no longer disguise my eelings which you must, I dare say, long fince have guessed. She had in reality long since discovered them, but in such eases women never have compassion enough - to shorten a poor fel low's embarrassment; it is absolutely neces sary to speak out in plain terms; and thus Damont, also, was at length obliged to pro pounce distinctly the word Love. No sooner Iwaa this barrier guarded by shame and tim idity, broken doan,. thsn. the conversation proceeded in its unusual rapid course. In joalrie were mode respecting each other's fast, way of thinking, family connections, had so forth; and answers returned with such loquacious confidence, such undisguised sincerity, till at length Dumont recollected oat tne stranger was not yet xnniuer wui ane come 1 repueu Xjugeme. Dtrroont's looks betrayed his surprise. "Will yon be really angry." she resumed. "H my wnoie story concerning my unfortu nate Iriend was a fabrication 1 If it were in vented t procure me, if possible, the ac butintance of a man whose attachment jto me should nut flow from any impure Damont was at once convicted he start ed, but without any appearance of anger. I "Many suitors," continued Euginie, "have solicited my band, . perhaps because they thought me handsome, or because I am rich. None of them came up to the model which jmy imagination had pictured. I lost my mother at ao early age. My father became jmy friend. ' He permitted me to make this (trial rather a bold one, to be sure -to (which, however, I eonld always give such "turn ss 1 pleased !" Dumont was almost petrified, "Then my memorial ?" ', "That,"' said she, "I will preserve as an honorable monument of your talents and goodness of heart !" i , "And what d you mean to do with the lanthor 1" , "To make bim my husband, u be con- bents r ..... . Dumont ssok at her feet but she raised jhlm la her arms, - ami a glowing embrace healed the happiest union that was not or Iganiaed by Cupid, tliough, indeed, the little (urchin had seriously interfered in the pro- (gross of the business. The first , time they went sDrosa logernrr was to pay a visit to tne peneroient jutia. . I .1.-' !-! iThe Dress Not the Lady ; BT MART A. UEJWIBON. , NWIy 'BksMom nutty name, is it not t sat in iht dn.'SMng room, laughing as bard ss fcbiul.l faaltt- WWitnald Utaa,I w wire noiKxiy cnuia tell, for she waa alone. Neither readin jjBjhgihg, nor talking to her- eii. . oos-tiati been-oecu piea in com Dl ng her jbenntifui v.irna thin waa the situation in (which ahe aat : a brush In one hand, a crraat paass of .nilky qrla in -III other, her voice uiging uui iu m Bwxc36iun 01 good nearty f'lia, haa." . .,, "Whatta the matter, Nelly !" asked her koMner-, smllm In at the door. '- - I "Oh, I wa ttiinkms ol something funny," jeried Nell, springing In lier feet, and plying (the brush ; "never mind, mother, I've got a plan in my bead, and it I decide putting it U T'M .. II .. 1 . !i T n rc.n.m.u.1, a II lull jiiu wuab lb IS. At breakfast Nellie was all smiles. j "8balt yna go out sliopping to-day the nether asked, glancing casually towards LOn this Nelly began to laugh again : then itTflinfnfT Mri.ir Ml MkinM tin. nllOT-'o eve. ahe answered. haven't quite made up my mind per pslmay.1 . K Ah, contriving already bow to make way With that fifty dollars Uncle Joe aent vou yesterday ! Well, Nell, make good use of it; were many a poor man would feet like a princ these bard times with fifty dollars In hia kaad. . - - I riKryto, sir," replied Nell, ber laughing eys growing snore quiet in their express- iuau ii. ajij.'! .4. - 4fWkAudi4 yon se last night, Nelly?" fiM'.MhUassom, toapgjng Ter her tea, 1 aner ton ftwtnsiiiiiioi had gone out "Henrr Llovd" and" Charles Shelden, as usual," replied Nelly, archly.. , "Were they botn attenuve 1 , , v -, ; "As two shadows. Henry never looked more noble to his Hfe." ' "Lsst time it was t;naries," saia mm Blossom. .... . .-, :,-:' . T Nelly blushed, and saw, . , j "I know I find it difficult to choose between them." .... . . . . i "Henry is the handsomest, and the richest of the firm," said her mother, looking out, as mothers will do, for the main chance. ' "Idontknow about Xienry s peing tne handsomest," said Nelly, ''There is some thing very superior about Charles Sheldon's fece, but he is very retiring ; one has to give him so much margin I To be sure, Henry is noire dssbing, might be celled more elegant, and has certainly a more pniiiani eye ana eolor. Perhaps he dresses in rather better taste; but although he pleases me more in Company, there is something in Charles Sheldon's quiet way and deep eye that some times seems more attractive."!. ... "Both appear to have sterling qualities, " said the mother. . ... "Yes. they sppcar to have ; Dut 1 m going to test them to day." "What do you mean, neiiy 1 "O, that's what I was laughing at up Stairs," replied Nelly, in a merry way. fYoa see, I have such a capital plan ! and rm the very one to carry it oqt I think I shall spend my fifty dollars on poor Mills' family." i -., . j "What wild freak now Talked the ma turer Blossom of the two, looking wonder- ngly at her daughter. - .. . . - Desr little woman, Nelly had not much to fear from any interference on her part It yfas well that the young girl naturally pos sessed much discretion, good sense and good judgment, for her mother had never impos ed any restraint upon ber inclinations, way ward or otherwise. "Don't yon think Agnes : rather a pretty looking girl, mother?" "What little Agnes, your nressing-maia " rejoined her mother.' 1 "Nor so very little ;' about my size, I be lieve," said Nelly. "Well, what about ber? x am hij atten tion." "But vou haven't answered my question. whether you thought she was pretty," said Nelly. "Oh yes, rather pretty," ncr motner an swered. "Well, I'm going to dress her up splen didly !" "Melly!" "I am truly, in the new bonnet I ordered yesterday, and my best flounced silk. ' I'm just going to load her with my chains, rings, bracelets, ana everything nanasome ; and then I shall go out shopping with her." " Nonsense I" eiaculated the elder illos- anm. JNel v. vou 're crazv!" " Nowhere near it," said Nelly, laughing again ; X am going to nave real iun, you may believe." But wuat object have you in tins quite foolish scheme !" asked, ber mother. ' " O I vou'U see." replied Nell v. " I'm go log now, and when Agnes is dressed I'll come down and exhibit her." Agnes was pretty, and smart also. She was very ignorant, but having been dress ing maid in several good families, she had picked up a little smattering of useful infnr; mation. As for the rest, she was full ss handsome and nearly as graceful, when she chose to be, as many a lady of fashion. She entered into the scheme with spirit " Ton are not to buy anything you know," said Nelly, as she turned dressing maid, clasped on the bracelets, and aided ber in dressing, " but ask for such and such silks, speak in an ordering, commanding way, you know, and manage somehow to show your money ; 0 1 I have it, carrv it in this purse : tne goiu win same inrougu tne meshes beautifully." " And what shall you wear i" asked Ag nes, surveying herself in a long mirror, with a pleasant face. "It 01 a plain merino, with c'o ed sleeves and linin cuffs ; mamma's every day straw bonnet with the flowers taken out, common Lisle gloves, and look just as plain s pipe stem. 0,( dear, dear," cried the girl, laughing, " whv, people won t know you." " i don t mean they shall," said JNelly.Me- murely proceeding to dress her hair low up on her forehedi, and otherwise alter her ap pearance so that her mother would hardly have recognized her. Throwing on at last a deep brown veil to shade her lace, she was ready. Agnes had received her direc tions to keep near Nelly, both in the street and 10 tne store, it was not a long walk to Lloyd, Shelden & Co's. There were three young men ; the firm was new, and the partners took an active part in the sales room, thus overseeing their business and economizing somewhat. Agnes acted the great lady to perfection She shook out her silks, tossed her head t little, as if with the feeling that everything about her was entirely beneath ber notice. yet she could condescend perhaps to buy something, and sailing along the store, lier humble looking companion behind her, she paused at a place where four clerks stood with tbeir eight hands ranged along to gether, ready to jump over the counter if need be, to execute the lady's communes. ; Nelly stood quietly back, her face shaded by tne brown veil, she saw Lloyd immedi ately leave a plain looking customer to the civilities of Sheldon, who was near mm. and making a sign to the clerks, he was lett alone with the new customer. ; "I want to see some moire antique," said Agnes, with the air of one who has plenty of money. 1 " Certainly, madam," replied the polite clerk: imuiediatelv taking out immense cases of the splendid silks, and spreading them before ber. " How much do they come to a yard ? asked Agnes, cunningly showing her gold. The young man informed her, with a great deal of deference, turning over and display lng a great number of the goods. " Those don't exactly please me; they ain't costly enough," said Agnes, longing to look over towards Welly and laugh. "We have verv splendid embroidered silks at almost any price," said Lloyd, de lighted that he bad fallen in witn a custo mer who seemed to have no care how much things cost, and with great trouble he took down ether cases, catching his coat-sleeve unfortunately on a nail, and tearing it near ly from shoulder to elbow. Nelly was obliged to turn away then to conceal a smile. Meanwhile Sheldon had got through with his customer, and the young girl heard Lloyd say, in a murmuring voice, "Just look out for that woman there goods are lying about loose. ' I The indignant blood rushed to her face. "Isn't she a customer ?" asked Sheldon in the same tone. "No, servant I expect ; carry home bun dies," said Lloyd, still in that suppressed voice. But Sheldon did not seem to be sat isfied; he came forward, saying in a gentle manly manner r "Can I wait upon you, madam ?" Instantly Nelly ! experienced a glow of warmth about her heart that had felt the ruing of scorn before. She modestly re plied, "Some flannels, if you please." ' "Be kind enough to walk over to the op posite counter. As X see the clerk is enga ged there I will serve you," he said. ' Nelly followed with a beating heart. How differ ent this treatment from the unkind suspi cions of the more elegant Lloyd. Very courteously he waited upon her, forcing no goods to attention, merely bowing if she was not satisfied, taking down with alacrity whatever she asked . tor, so that every mo ment, as she looked at his fine countenance, ner admiration grew stronger perhaps an other sentinent mcrcaged also in depth and inteaiits. . . i Suffice- it to say that Nelly bought tdflTier fifty dollars were expended, leaving direc tions tor ine good 10 oe sent to a certain place, to bo paid on delivery. ' As she left the store, Agnes threw down the card of rich lace she was examining, and saying hastily, 'Til call in again, by and by," she followed her mistress. ; " Well.'' said Lloyd.drawing a long breath, 'of all the infernal " ' "Have you done a pretty good morning's workt" asked Bheldon, - laying aside the parcels he had sold.- -": - - - k. ,, , "Good morning's work," muttered the Other, "I haven't taken a red cent, and look at the counter." A!' i Truly enough the counter was a sight to be seen. Great "heaps of silks, velvets, shawls and laces strewed it from one end to the other. - "What did that girl buy of youT asked Lloyd, directing the clerk to put np the goods, a full hour's work. "Nothing to speak of only fifty dollars," returned Sheldon. (i ., "Fifty dollars! i' Why, I didn't think she wss worth fifty cents." "Can't always tell by flic outside," said Sheldon, smiling "my customer was a real lady," he added. "And mine -O, dear me P and Lloyd threw back bis head and laughed so did his coat aleerve. 1 "I thought yon waa sure for a hundred dollars at least," said Sheldon, ' : "So did L" "T WAA afraid mv customer overheard what I said," continued Lloyd. ' j"Oh no,"-replied the other; she- would have left the store; bnt I am too suspicious pf all who are not dressed in style.,, I'll be more careful in future." The lesson was learned too late. In a tew months the beautiful Nelly Blossom became little Mrs. Sheldon, and brought her husband quite a fortune. It leaked out about the shopping. . .1 . ' .; - , , ,. : ctlcut' isifafciiGoijaiy. ASSETS .OYER , '..: $2 5,000,000.00. ANNUAL INCOME OVEE $8,50(0 0 0.0 0. more iban 60,000 Hembers. Surplus Assets over Liabilities $7,0000 00:0 0. A Pl'RELY MITIAL COMPANY, - All its surplus is equitably divided among the Policy Holders in . , AISNUAL DIVIDENDS. PoM nn Policies are granted, for a stated amount, after two or more years, or an equitable consideration iu - Cash will be given therefor. It issues Policies upon all Dmrable Plant of Inturance, And has adopted in Its workings several SPECIAL FEATURES, OriglnJ with this Compauy, and offered by no otner. - H. . WAIT, G-en'l Agent, Raleigh, N. C. June 3, 1869. 431 d&w til dec33 LIFE INSURANCE. The Leading Company in North Carolina 18 THE 25B TP 3SJ LIFE of Hartford. ASSETS $ 13,000,000.00. DIVISIBLE SURPLUS $2,673,990.48. All the Surplus of the Company Divided among the Assured. Dividends declared and paid annually on the Contribution Plan. ALL POLICIES (after tno full payments) NON-FORFEITABLE. No Restrictions as to Resi dence and Travel in the United States. ; Rates Lower than any other Company that pays Divi dends to Policy-holders. It issues all the various forms of Life and Endowment Policies. LOSSES PAID PROMPTLY IN CASH DIVIDENDS PAID AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR, AND ANNUALLY THERE- AFTER. Its ratio of expense to income is extremely low. This may be seen by relerence to the Uni- T ... i lucd T.- l . . Gliu nupui is lui low. rui v.uuipic. Expense on the $100 Received. Knickerbocker, - - - (16.54 Equitable, - - - 17.44 North America, - - . 21.16 Brooklyn, ... . . 21.09 Universal, .... 27.24 John Hancock, .... 18.27 The National, - . - 63.48 THE jETNA, . ... 13.41 It has an Important New Feature that has been copy righted. According to this pian, ine raiea are Much Lower than in any other Company in the world. Its ratio ol Mortality Is low. Its Rates are very low. Its Expenses are very low. Ite divi dends are large. It Insured more lives in the City of New York in 1868, than any other Company except one. It issued more Policies in the United States than any other save one. It insured more lives in Canada than any other Company, British or America. , Bee what the Highest Insurance Authority in this country says. In the June number of the Insurance Timet of New York, the following opinion was expressed: " If there is any great benefit in mntn. al association, any great advantage to be derived from scientific organization and a chartered source, tending to mitigate the sufferings, lessen the privations, and add to the peace, security, and happiness of humanity, we are prepared to Rhow that these blessings flow in all their full ness and purity from this excellent, now. erfnl, and flourishing company, the Etna Life of Hartford." no insuiuiion nas Drought more prompt, full, and gratefnl relief to the hearts of the bereaved and desolate, and none has been more uniformly distin gnished for the enterprise, wisdom and equitable liberality with which it has fulfilled the purposes of its formation." ded aad beyond all precedent. ..... .Eight years ago, ia 1861, it issued only 580 pol icies, received an income of seventy-eight thousand dollars, and possessed net as. sets summing np to something over two hundred and eighty-one thousand dol lavs bnt last year, 1868, it granted 13, 837 new policies, more than any other company, except the Mutual Iafe; re ceived an income exceeding six millions dollars, and had amassed solid, securely and profitably invested net assets amount ing to over Ten Million Three Hundred and Fifty, Thonsand Dollars.. And this wonderful ratio of growth has beca sns. tamed in 1869." GENERAL STATE SOLICITOR, ' REV. T., B. KINGSBURY. ;r v. - ' ,:. ,-. -...,'-: ., ,, W. II. CROW, f. GENERAL GENT FOK N. C, , Virginia South of the James. OFFICE:. ...... ........... Raleigh, N. C W, H. McRw, Medical Examiner, July -JS 466-Sm : THE " PATENT PALHER ABM AND LEG. THESE celebrated artificial limb are again brought to the attention of the Medicai, j. aouity ana peupiv w ma nwui uiouniut Inventor. They have been twenty-three years before the public, and have secured, both In this country and Edbopb, the unqualified endorse ment Of the HOST DISTINGUISHED SUBGEOBS OF THB WORLD, If ORB THAU A. HUNDRED OP WBOK HAVK GIVEN PUBLIC TESTIMONY. The Society de Cbirurgrie oi fans. Derlmps the Arst surgical tribunal ol the world, after twelve years investigation, pronounced decidedly In lavo of the unquestioned superiority of the Paxmek Limbs. Fiftt Gold and Silver Medals (or " first prizes"), including the (iUEAi ffliuaus oi tno WORLD'S EXHIBITIONS, have been awarded to Dr. Palmer. . -' ( Dr. Palmer directs the manufacture of 1ns Pa tent Leo and Arm, aided by men ot the best qualifications and greatest experieuco. He it specially couiuiiosiouea by the Government, and bds tne painmage or ine prominent uuicurs oi the Armv and Navy. TWENTY GENERALS, North and South, and more than a thousand less distinmushed omeers and soldiers ot both ar mies, have worn the Palmer Lirats on active duty, while still greater numbers of cminc-.it civ ilians arc. bv their aid. fillin-fiuiDortant positions. and effectually concealing their misfortune the whole number reaching ten thousand- persons wearing Palmer limbs. Office Sup. U. S. A. General Hospitals, Cincinnati, Ouio, March 15th, IStti. Having acted as Medical Director during three years Ol me war, 11. oecauio my uuiy iu give or Hcrs for artificial limbs to mutilated soldiers. and as DR. B. F. PALMER'S LIMBS were great In mreferred. a large majorilu of the orders were given on Aim to furnisl the necessary limbs. So lar as my nuuwicugc c&icuuo, uie uuiw .uuuau- eri bv Dr. Palmer have given most satisfaction. and this also is the testimony of hospital stewards and non-rimi!ioni officers on duty at the va rious hospitals In my charge, wno nave naa op portunities oi seeing me men uiier mey uaa re ceived and used the limbs tarnished to them ; and I have therefore no hesitation in saying that, in my opinion, they are prejeraou to au outers. vvm. o. n.inir, Brevet Colonel and Surgeon, U. S. A Raleigh, N. C, April 4, 1806. Db. B. Fbane Palmeb Dear Air.- It affords me much pleasure to acknowledge the great suc cess of your professional treatment in my case, which is one ol the most difficult kind to treat, mv foot being amputated by the Chopart method. The mechanism is complete in all respects light, comfortable and strong and I walk perfectly. 1 am convinced, atter careful examination of a great number of patents, that the Palmer limbs are superior to alt others, and strongly recommend th". adoption of them by my mutilated comrades of the South, leeling assured that no other manu facturer can produce a limb so perfect. very respecuuiiy, J.G.MORRISON, A.D. C. to the late Genl. T. J. Jackson. Amputation tbree Inches below Knee Leg worn Twelve Tears without Repairs Side Knee joints not worn out In that time. . Boykik's Depot, Southampton Co., Va. Db. B. Frank Palmeb Dear Air.- It affords me the utmost pleasure to inform you that 1 hare worn one ot your Patent Legs during the laBt twelve years, with a satisfaction that has been wholly beyond my expectations. The limb has given no pain or trouble in all that time. I walk witn periect ease ana comiori, wuuoui a cane, and a person not acquainted would not notice lameness. It is a remarkable fact that the limb has had no repairs, except a little attention given to it by myself, in twelve years ; and it is now iu such good state of preservation, that I think ex pending ten dollars on it will put it into good walking condition. The new limb which you have just supplied I fiud wen more perfect in its action. Tour very ob't servant, E. ARTHUR HART. Pendleton, AudeisouCo.,& C. April 24, 66. Db. B. Fbane Palmeb Dear Sir: 1 am happy to inform yon that the trial I have now given your Patent Leg, leaves me no reason to doubt that it deserves all that has been said in ite praise. I am convinced that it is the best Patent Leg in the world, and I shall be glad to learn that my mutilated friends in the South are so lortunate as to select this incomparable substitute. My limb was amputated within two inches ot the Knee, in consequence oi a wouua receiveu in battle in front of Richmond. On the first trial of the Palmeb Leo, I was able to walk without a cane, ana witn toe utmost conuori ana lacmiy. 1 shall avail myBelf of an early opportunity to show the limb to Governor Obb, lrom whom I bad the honor to receive an introduction to you, and 1 am sure the Governor will gladly recognize the great superiority ol your oencucent invention, and send others to you for relief Very truly, your obedient servant, RICHARD LEWIS, Capt. Co. B. Palmetto (S. C.) Sharpshooters. PALMER AR.1I. Chablestos, S. C, Feb. 24, 1806. B. Frank Palmeb, LL. D., No. 1609 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Dear Sir : When about to leave your city in December last, you desired me to communicate the degree ot success 1 should attain m the use of your " Artificial Arm." I now do so with pleasure; first, because it is but just that you should enjoy the benefits which properly ought to accrue to the exertion of iogenulty so humane in its designs and beneficial in its results to the maimed ; and because the benefit I continue to enjoy from its use, places me under obligations to the author ol so great a boon to man. I am free, therefore, to say in all candor that your Arm is a dectded succcxs, and affords me conveniences and comforts quite beyond my most sanguine expec tations. 1 was a staff officer in the late Confede rate States army: was wounded in the left arm on 3d April, 1865, and suffered its amputation on May 8th following. My stump is only two and a halt ir.ches long. Tour Arm was attached De cember 22d, sinee which time I have worn it every day, and frequently at night while asleep, with out the slightest inconvenience or annoyance. I believe it to be superior to any which 1 have yet heard of. With ita aid I manage easily a round rule in keeping a set of books, and the ordinary silver fork at table. It serves to keep my paper In position while writing, and grasps a watch with sufficient firmness when winding it up. It Is easily gloved and ungloved. In tine, I enjoy many uses from it which, to the untutored, would seem impossible, fon are at enlirc liberty to use mis tetter iu sucn manner as you acsire. ' With much personal good-will, 1 I remain, truly yours, ARTHUR PARKER, . Captain, &c, tc fWe know, from experience, the value of this limb, and have no hesitation in recommending It to the public as the best now in use. En. or BTANDABD.J To avoid Fraudulent Imitations (many of wnicn are now oncrea to tne puouc,j apply only iu idg invcniorr B. FRANK PALMER, LL. D., 1609 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. july30 497 d2aw&w3m NOTICE. Johnston Coustt. Belore Chas. H. Snead, o. r. J. J. Overby, ) aerainst Attachment. C. M. Propes. ) npHE above named Plaintiff complains, and al X leges, that the Defendant, C. M. Propes, is inaeoiea to mm in rue snm oi .eleven Dollars and Ninety Cents ($11.90), due for goods sold and delivered, and costs and expenses of War rant ot Attachment, lssuea ana returnable be fore Chas. H. Snead, Esq., a Justice of the Peace for Johnston county, at bis office in the town of Bmitnttcld, on tne zutu aay ot September next, wnen ana wncre tne ueicnaani is required to ap pear ana anBwer me compiair.i. Dated 23d day of August, 1869. J. J. OVERBY, Plaintiff, aug 26 502 w4w nnnoiCAi. iduege of tirgiivia. i AT RICHMOND. THE next Annua Course of Lectures will commence on tbe FIRST MONDAY in Oc tober, 1869, and continue nntil tbe 1st of March following. The organization of the school Is new more complete man at any former period, witn ample means for tbe illustration of the lectures In the several departments. CLINICAL IN STRUCTION at theCollege fnfirmary, Howard's urove Hospital, and iity Aims-nouses. Fibs: Matriculation, S5; full course ol Ice- tures,fizu; demonstrator ot anatomy, f 10: grad uation, $30. Board, $20 to $30 per month. For a copy ol tbe annuaf announcement, containing full par ticulars, address L.8.JOYNES.M. D., aug7 wow Dean of the Facuity. , DR. GODDIN'S ' ' compodwd .-. . GENTIAN BITTERS CoHeJ!8iek'storrrf P8'. IndigeaUon ; . Colit, Sick stomach. Bronchitis, Asthma. Neuralgia, Rheumatism, icT lgr A UNIVERSAL TONIC.1 ; A sure, sale, ami reliable Dre-ron.!.., . for all Malarial disease,, and of du! id t Uro ing a general Ionic i.nprCion reiulr . Prepared only by Dr. N. A. H. GODDIN and lor sale everywhere. "vrjiia, ana JAMES T. WIGGINS ' (Successor Airent and ' Norfolk, Virgiuia. ly2i-wl. mullets t mullets i mullets FOB BALE ON CONSIGNMENT, AT " . riOIKil.AS Mum i ', A'PltOfjLABlTin BY HIS EXCE1IENCY Gov. HOLDER . Execatlre Department of Sorth tarollu, Raleigh, August 20th. lRfia ' WHEREAS official information has been'., ceived at thi. nerartment rhnt . .;" re- exists in the representation lrom the 8th 8en.Y? rial District in the Senate of North Carolin.- jnow, tnereiore, j, w. W. HOLDEN, Governs of the State ot North Carolina, by virtue of thority vested in me by Section 15, Articles , the 8tate Constitution, do issue this Proehin tion, ordering an election to be held on Th,T day, October 7th, 1869, for the purpose of ing a Senator from the said District in nlaceT, D. J. Rich, deceased. . 01 Done at onr Ulty oi Kaleigb, this 20th dat . s . August, 1869, and In the ninety-fXS ' J year of our Independence. W. W. HOLDEN. Go. By the Governor . w. K. KICHABDSOS, rnvaie secretary i A PROCLAMATION. BT HIS EXCELLENCY, GOV. HOLDES Executive Dtpartn at sf Keith Carol.. WHEREAS, Official information has been P ceived at this department that a v.. r - nvl... 4l,n .nn.Mnnt.tlnn frnm tt,a Qrt.i ?DCr torial District In the Senate ot North Cimt Now, therefore I W. W. HOLDEN, of the State otNorth Carolina, by virtue J" thority vested in mo by Section 15, Articlift the State Constitution, do i6sue this Proclit? tion, ordering au election to be held on Thm" day, October 7th, 1809, for the purpose of cW ing a Senator;frora the said D strict in nl . J. W. Osborne, deceased. : 1 a 01 ' Done at oui City of Raleigh this the. w. u s.l day of August, 1869, and in the ninti, fourth year ol onr Independence R ., r- W.. W. HOLDEN, Governor By the Governor: W. R. KicuAJtosoN, Private Sccretarv ! a"S2t 498-lawtdwtd. Wake County Business. Olee Board CuumissioKn Vike Cnv Kaleioh, Sept 10, 1863. rpHE FOLLOWING STATEMENT OF TEH X compensation allowed for attendance im mileage to the members of the Board ol Commit eioncrs lor the County of Wake, from July 4tlT 1868, to September 6th, 1869, inclusive, is nub! hshed in accordance with Chapter XX, Public Laws of North Carolina passed at Session im. viz : J. 1. Axdbews, for 151 days, at (3 pel day, ' Milcsgc Ml miles, at5e. per miic!' $ 453 00 7 20 460 20 Wx. jENfor liSdays , at $3 per day, $ S39 00 Mileage 4,288 miles at 5e. per mile, au 40 553 40 C. J. Rogeiis, for 150 days, at $3 pet day, Mileage 4,408 miles, at 5c. per mile, 450 00 223 40 : Jacob Soukell, to 149 days, at 13 per uay, Mileage 2,980 miles, at 5c. per mile, WOO mm 590 00 R. W. Wtnsb, to 153 days, at 3 per aay, Mileage 3,040 miles, at 5c per mile, 459 00 152 00 t 611 00 ' The Board has been in session 156 days. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ) , . Wake County. I, W. W, White, Register oi Deeds, in and for said County aforesaid, certify that the fore going is a correct statement of the amount al lowed to the Members of the Board of Commis sioners of said County, as compensation for at' tendance and mileage from July 4, 1868, to Sep tember 6, 1S69, inclusive. W. W. WHITE, 520 law4w Clerk. ALFRED WILLIAMS WILL CONTINUE THB BOOK AND STATIONERY BUSINESS ON his own account, and will keep constantly on band a large stock of School, Standard and Miscellaneous Books, Music. Account and Blank Books, Film Pulpit and Family Photograph Biota, Testaments, Prayer and Hymn Books, Albums, Photographs and splendid CHROMO PICTURES, Stationery in great variety. Perfumery, Soap and Fancy Articles, ' Together with every article usually kept in lie Book and Stationery line. His stock is ALL SEW AND DESIRABLE, (having no old stock,) and suited to the pmnit wants of the trade, all of which will besoU at prices as low as can be had of any house vuuiti State. He will furnish any book at PUBLISHERS PRICES, and will procure any book not on hand ou ilia shortest notice. Orders arc solicited and will meet with promp attention. ALFRED WILLIAMS, Successor to WILLIAMS & LAMBETH. Agent for Wilcox & Gibbs' Sewing Machines, june 9 86 wt&dSra H. W. DIXON, T. C. DIXON, 8. Pirns, c. D1JU. SNOW CAMP FOUMDEY. S. DIXON & CO., Iron-Foauders, Hill-Wrights and Barhinbts, Snow Camp P. 0., Alamance Co., N. G, , Are Manufacturing Improved Horse-Powers and Threshers, Straw- Cutters, Com-8hellers, Cane Mills, Saw and Grist Mill Irons of every Description, Shaking, Pulleys, Gearing, &e. . Also, are Manufacturing an Improved Turbine Water Wheel, Which at no distant day, it Is believed will si percede the Overshot-Wheel in most situation, where economy, durability and efficiency rc properly considered. Mill owners and others who nse water lor the propulsion of machinery, are particuMf requested to give this Wheel an examination be fore sending their money North lor one Ml good. This Company is an association ot Pnctiol Mechanics, who have been engaged in ttiis (ar ticular business for more than twemi-'i'J teaks, and are qualified from long traininf."" practical experience, to make thorough for''' any job entrusted to their care: togctlier'' the LOW PRICES at which work has WV nnder the ready-pay Bystom, lately inai?'''1 in this country, will make it to the inltn101 those wanting any thing in onr line to p" ' call. augll-"' mn .v.k'i 1 II is authentically stated that one-fifth ol t Inhabitants of this country and Europe die ol Wf sumption. No disease has been more tnoroiipu) studied, and Its nature less understood; .-hi no disease upon which exists a greater dueiei'l of opinion and no disease which has more cot pletely baffled all medical skill and rcroca' agencies. A Some of the promineut symptoms are wwj Expectoration, Shortness of Breath lmlit about the Lungs and Chest, darting, Pains Sides and Back, Emaciation, and general ncjaui. condition of the whole system. Persons suffering with this dread ai81'!. any of its concomitants, should lose no time' possessing themselves of the proper Ite"!6?'' order that they may stay ite ravages, and ne" stored to health. The REV. E. A. "WILSON'S Prepared Prescription for the Cure ol Cnsumption, Asthma, Bronchitis Coughs, Colds, AND j All THROAT AND WHO AFFESTIOM. by the use of which he was restored to hcnll' few weeks, after having suffered several r with a severe lung affection and thatdreaa ease, Consumption, has now been m use ow years with the most marked success. Vj This Remedv ia nrermred from the or f "J Recipe chemically pure, by the BevD" f A. ttiliSON, 165 Soitb Ud Stria, nrf. A.infrs jo., new lorn. : A Pamphlet contain! tion with full and explicit directions for tion and use, together with a short history oil ease with symptoms, experience and cure. or bv callimrnn nr HHn.a.inn- "OOVc i WILLIAMS & HATWrim, L Dec. 15, 186 ruggisw, aaiejgh, K. Oiil P ORTAlfT LAND ITOTICltf i nnaersignea navlne been appointed Cot X missioner by the Judged theSriiirY" ol 1 Surry County to sell fhe landl o? HaS! Thompson, deceased, will, Monday & day of November next, offer for sale on th. J1 mises, two hundred acres ot land on the K-fv Kiver, in tbe Covnty of Burry onnc,i ",',di ville and adjoining the lands of Tn? B ruff, Meredith T. Greenw,H , ' "h.- tyod- credit of six months. Bond and aimm? curity will be required. na "PPr0?se- There is about fifty mere ( y.',,. Tf t; bottom ot the best quality'oTsald trL ili,CT with fine uplands ii. high ,"0f0', ."er a tine two story dwelling ro?lJxrt'on, out buildings, and a fine rehard "f d opld do well to call and look if tt. Zl, scp 16-i-wG Cominii isaoner. Raleigh National Bank of Nortl Una. "Cro rpUE l)ire. t..r. have resolved to Ineri. ' ' ll J.,.i!i,lsi..i-k ol this Bank ite'l he tn lo Mlwcrkba to the same u i.i ES?0l wish l. I Ulete wii, t forxeitement Ajnttnewapowou. C. DEWE marl WSOl.