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POETRY. "'Twenty ' Tears." j Beg your pardon, old fellow, I think 1 , I wu dreaming jut now, wheu you spoke; ! The fact it, the musical clink j Of the Ice on your wine-goblet's brink' ( -. A chord of my memory woke. r , -: : And I stood In the pasture field, where' " . Twenty summers ago I tod stood ; -. And I heard in that sound, I declare, ; , , ' The clinking of bell on the air i Of the cows coming home from tke wood. " Then the apple-blossoms shook on the hill ; ;.t? And the mnllien sulks timed each lance; ,, And the ann behind Rapalve's mill Wat my nttermost west and conld thrill ' ,.. like the ultima thule of romance. ' Then my friends was a hero, and then , -' My girt was an sngel, in line, -' I drank buttermilk, for at ten . . . Faith asks less to aid her, than when ( -: ;At thirty we doubt ever wine. ' ' . " Ah. welli it does teem that I must ' ' "' Have been dreaming just now, when yon spoke, :Or lost very like inthe dust: . i Of the years that slow fashioned the crust I , , L ' On the bottle whose seal you last broke. j . i , Twenty years was its age, did yon say f ' Twenty years? Ah, my friend, it is true! ' ' All the dreams that hare flown since that day, All the hopes that in that time passed away, Old friend, I've been drinking with yon ! , SELECTED STORIES. : John Jarvis, the .Hatter ; Or, Hope for the Hopeless. " I want a shilling, Jane. I must have , . , ; , , j ... This was addressed by a miserable crea ture, bloated and disfigured by intemperance, to a woman whose thin, pale lace, and heart broken look, told bnt too plainly that she was the drunkard's wife. "Not a Shilling, John! Sorely yon will not waste a shilling of my hard earnings when you know that I can scarcely get food for the children!" As the wife said this she looked up into her husband's face, with a sad, appealing ex pression. "I must hare a shilling, Jane," was the firm reply. "O, John I remember our little ones. The cold weather will soon be here, and I hare not yet been able to get them shoes. If you , will not do anything yourself, do not waste the little my hard labor can procure. Will not a sixpence do ? Surely that is enough for foa to spend for " "Nothing will do bnt a shilling, Jane, and that I must have !" was the prompt andjgme what earnest reply. , ' Mrs. Jarvis laid aside her work meclani cally, and rising, went to her drawer, and - ' from a enp containing four shillings,lier little ,, all, took out one, and turning to her hus , . band said, as she banded it to him : . "Bemember, John, that you are taking the bread out of yonr children's months!" , 1 "Not so bad as that, I hope, Jane," the , drunkard replied as he clutched the money eagerly, something like a feeble smile flitting across his disfigured and distorted counten ance. " Yes, and worse !" was the response, made in a sadder tone than that in which the wile had at first spoken. "How worse, Jane?" ! "M " John !" and the wife spoke with a sud den energy, while her countenance lighted np with a strange gleam "John, I cannot bear this much longer ! And yon who pledg ed yourself " Here the voice of the poor woman save way. and covering her face with her hands, she bent her head upon her bosom and sob bed and wept hysterically. The drunkard looked at her for a moment, and then turning hurriedly, passed from the room. For some moments after the door had closed upon the husband, did Mrs. Jar vis stand, sobbing and weeping. Then slowly returning to her chair near the win dow, she resumed her work, with an expres sion of countenance that was sad and hope less. In the meantime, the poor creature who had thus reduced his family to a state of painiui destitution, alter turning away lrom his door, walked slowly along the street with his head bowed down, as if engaged in, to him, altogether a new employment, that ef Beu-commnmon. &u at once, a hand was laid familiarly npon his shoulder, and a well known voice said : "Come, John, let's have a drink.'' Jarvis looked np with a bewildered air, and the first thing that caught his eye, after Then moviner resolutely onward he found himself near the door of another hatter's shop. Hope again kindled up in his bosom as he entered, i t r , .-." . . "Don't yoa want a hand,: Sir. Mason ?" he asked in a Hesitating tone. ' i "Not a drunken one, Jarvis,'' was the re pulsive answer. ' "But rye' reformed; Mr. Mason." ' 1 "So I should think from vonr looks." "But indeed, Mr. Mason, I have quit drinking, and have signed the pledge." "Tp break it again in three days; perhaps three hours." "Won't yon give me work, Mr. Mason, if I promise to be sober!" "No. For I would not give a copper for your promises.1' - . Poor Jarvis turned away When he bad placed his hand to the pledge he drenmed not of the repulses and difficulties. He was a good workman, and thought that anyone of his old employers would be glad to get him back again, as soon as they learned of lis having signed tne total abstinence pledge. But he had so often promised amendment and so often broken bis promise apd disappointed tbem, that they all hist all continence in mm: at least the two to whom he had thus far made application. After leaving the shop of Mr. Mason, Jar vis seemed altogether irresolute. He would walk on a few steps, and then pause to commune with his troubled and bewildered thoughts. "I will try Lankford," he said at length. half aloud; "he will give me work surely." A brisk walk or some ten minutes brought him to the door of a small batter's store, in a retired street. Behind the counter of this store stood an old man busily employed in ironing a nat. mere was something be nevolent in his countenance and manner As Jarvis entered he looked up and a Shade passed quickly over ms face. ; "Good morning, Mr. Lankford," said Jar vis, bowing with something like timidity gnu suamc in ins manner. "Are yon not afraid to come here, John," replied tne old man stcrnlv. "I am ashamed to come, but not afraid. xou will not harm me, I know." "Don't trust to that, John. Did you not steal aye, that is the word did you not steal from me the last time I employed you !" The old man in manner was stern and" ener getic. "I was so wicked as to take a couple of SKins, Jir. ijanKiora, Due i did very wrong and am willing to repay yon for them if you will give mo work. I was in liquor when I did it, and when in liquor I have no dis tinct consciousness ot the evil of any action." "Give you work, indeed ! Oh. no. John. I cannot give you another chance to rob me." "But I will not get drunk anymore ; and yon know, Mr. Lankford, that while I was a souer man ana worked lor you, I never wronged you out of a sixpence worth." "Won't you get drunk anv more ! Alii John, I have lived too long in the world. and have seen too much to heed such prom ises." "But I am in earnest, Mr. Lankford ; I have signed the pledge this morning." "You !" in a tone of surprise. "Yes. I signed it." "Ah, John," after a pause,' and shaking his head incredulously, "I cannot credit your word, and am sorry for it" "If I have signed the pledge, and if I am really determined to be a reformed man, will you give me work, Mr. Lankford ?" The old man thought a few moments, and then said, half sorrowfully, "lam afraid of yon, John. Yon are such an old offender on the score of drunkenness, that I Ijave no confidence in your power to keep the pledge." "Then what shall I do !" exclaimed poor Jarvis, in tones that made the heart of the old man thrill for nature and pathos were in them. "Now that I am trying in earnest to do better, no one will give me a word ot encouragement, or a helping hand. Heaven help me, for I am forsaken of man." "Have you been to see Warren !" asked the old man. ' "Yes, and he threatened to kick me out of his shop." "Mason wants a hand, 1 know. He will no doubt be glad to employ vou." "I've tried him, but he will not give me work." Mr. Lankford stood thoughtful and irreso lute for some moments. He pitied, from his heart the poor creature who thus importuned so earnestly for work, and whose tremblin" hand indicated that he had forborne, a! least for a time, bis accustomed stimulus. But he did not wish to have him in his shop, for be had no confidence in him. At length I incessant labor .could procure but a poor supply of food.' After the children had been put to bed, Mrs. Jarvis sat down, as usual, to spend the evening in sewing; 'A deep sigh heaved involuntarily.! her bosom as aha did so. It caught thecal of her hus band, and smote upon his . heart. -' He knew that her health was feebly and that constant labor fatlgned her excessively-" . '1 . "I Wouldn't sew to-night, Jane,1? he said ; "yoalook tired rest for one evening." " - Mrs. Jarvis neither looked np nor replied. There was something in the tone of Jier hus band's voice that stirred her feelings ; some thing that softened her heart towards him. But she dared not trust herself o apeak, nor let her eye meet his ; she did not wish to utter a harsh orrepulsive Word,' nor was she willing to speak kindly to him, for she did not feel kindly, and kind words and af fected cheerfulness she bad already found but encouraged him in his evil ways; and so she continued to ply her needle without appearing to regard his presence. Her husband did not make another effort to in duce her to suspend her labors; for, under existing circumstances, he was peculiarly desirous of not provoking her to nse towards him the language of rebuke and censure. After sitting silent for about half an hour, he arose from his chair and walked two or three times across the room, preparatory to going out to seek a public house and there spend the evening as his wile supposed. But, much to her surprise, he retired' to their chamber in the adjoining room. While still under the expectation of seeing him re turn, bis loud breathing caught her quick ear. tie was asleep. ' t ! ., Catching up the light, as she arose sud denly to her feet, Bhe passed with a hasty step into the chamber. He had undressed lumselt, was in bed and sound asleep. She held the candle close - to bis face; it was calmer than usual and somewhat paler; ' As she bent over him, his breath came lull in her face. It was not loaded with the ' dis gusting fumes that had -so often sickened her. Her heart beat quicker moisture dim med her eye her whole frame trembled then looking upwards, she uttered a single prayer for her husband, and gliding quietly from the room, sat down by her table and again bent over her work. Now she remem bered that be had sain, with something un usual in his tone: "I would not sew to night, Jane; you look tired; rest for one evening "-and her heart was agitated with a new hope; but that hope, like the dove from the ark, found nothing npon which to rest, and trembled back again into a feeling of despondency. What had she to hope lor ? Surely not that ber husband wonld reform 1 She had seen too many efforts at reformation, commenced under better auspi ces than could possibly now surround him, and all had failed. At each successive fail ure, his state became worse than before. It was past twelve o'clock when she laid bv her work, from exhaustion and pain, and sougnt a tew hours ol troubled repose. On the next morning, the trembling hand of Jarvis, as he lifted his saucer to his lips at the breakfast table, mnde his wife's heart sink again in her bosom. She had felt a hope, almost unconsciously. She remem bered that at supper-tima his band was steady now it was unnerved. This was conclusive to her mind that, notwithstand ing his appearance, he had been drinking. But few words passed during this meal, for neither felt much inclined to converse. After breakfast, Jarvis returned to the shop, and worked steadily until dioner time, and then again until evening. As on the night before, he did not go out, but retired early to bed. And this was continued alt the week. But the whole was a mvsterv to his poor wife, who dared not even hope for any real change for the better. On Satur day, towards night, he had laid by his work, put on his coat and hat, and went into the tront store. , So you have really worked a' week 'a sober man, John I" said Mr. Lankford. " Indeed I have. Since last Sunday morn ing, no kind of intoxicating liquor has passed my lips." "And l hope never will again, John." " It shall never if I die: I will not depart from this resolution." " May yon have strength to keen it" tho old man said earnestly. Then, after a pause " How much have yon earned this week. John!" " Here's the foreman's account of mv work, sir. Itcomes to forty-eight shillings." " Still a fast workman. You will recover yourself, and your family will again be hap py, if you persevere." U, sir, they shall be happy ! I will dct- severe !" and, any now, I don't see fit to pay night: ar out money in little dribs. The fact is," and he looked angrily at the poor, woman, "if yon dont stop this pesfering me for money every whip-stitch, I wont give yon another job..4'm tired of if i. r - sf j , Mas. Jarvis turned sloffly away, and 'had nearly reached the doof when the .thought of her children caused her to pause. To have them want for food1 was a thought she could not bear. Thus fir she bad been able to keep them from hung-, and Btill to keep tbem from its pangs had she worked all day with unusual industry, although suffering much frdm pain and debility. . ) ; T : "I .cannot go, Mr. Willets without; the money-,"' she said, suddenly ' turning jand speaking in an excited tdne. ' I "You will go, I'm Blinking,, madam," was the reply, while the tailor glanced angrily at. her, and compressed his lips finnly. ;t ,., . - uk'hv I "Oh, sir,", she said cbanginz her tone, "pay me what you owe me; I want it very much." r- i I ' ""0, yes. "- So yon all say. But I am hsed to' such make-believers. Yon get no money out of me to-night, madauel ' That's a ' set tled point I'm angry noiv so yon had bet tor go home at once; if. jou fdont I'll never give you another stitch of work" ,-. - Mrs. jarvis did not pause to hear the con cluding words. I .,!...,.-- j 1 "What shall I do !" was the almost des pairing question that she asked of herself, as she hurried towards ber home. On en tering the house she made no remark,: fbr there was no one to whom she conld tell her troubles and disappointment, with even the most feeble hope of a wotd of comfort. Me chanically she proceeded to set the table, and serve up the last portion -of food that remained, A loaf ot bread, and a few slice of cold meat, made up her little store. ' As they were all about drawing up to the table, there was a loud knock at the door, which Mrs. Jarvis immediately answered. ! j "Does Mr. Jarvis live i here V asked a mask tttMCL : ;: ''" "Yes, sir," was the reply. " J 7 -rven, nereis Darrei oi pour and some groceries for him. Shall I bring tbem in herema'm!" t ..,i .i. . i . "It's a mistake, sir., They do not belong here. We have bought no barrel of flour or groceries." , . 1 i "Is not this Mr. Janris's?" i ' "Yes." : "And number 48 !" ; ' 1 "Yes." i: " Then this is the place that was the di rection given me." " Yes, this is the place bring them in," spoke up Jarvis in an animated tone. The man of course obeyed. First he rolled in a barrel of flour ; then came a number of packages, evidently containing groceries ; and finally, one or two pieces of meat, and sundry lots of vegetables. . Jane stood looking on with stupid and bewildered air. When the man had depar ted she turned to her husband and said : "John, where did these things come irom f ' i " I bought them, Jane." ' -" You bought them !" . , j " Yes, I bought them." ' " And pray, John, what did yon buy them with?" " With the shilling you gave me on Mon day." John 1 what do you mean I "It is true, Jane. With that shilling I went and joined the Temperance Society, and then went to work at Mr. Lankford's. Here is the result of one week's work, be sides this silver," handing her all- that re mained, alter making the purchases. ' " Oh, John, John," cried Jane, bursting into tears," do not again mock my hopes, I cannot bear much more." . "In the strength of Him, Jane, who prom ised to help us when we call upon Him, I Will not disappoint the hopes I now revive," said Jarvis, slowly and solemnly. The almost heart-broken wife and mother leaned her bead upon the shoulder of her husband, clung to his side with a newly ar rived confidenpe that she felt would not ba disappointed, while the tears poured from her eyes like rain. But her true feelings we cannot attempt to describe. The reader's imagination can do it more justice, and to him we leave the pleasing task, with only the remark, that Mrs. Janris's newly awak ened joys and hopes were not again disap pointed, for John became not only a sober husband, but a Bible-reader; a regular at tendant at the house of God; and, ultimate ly, "a new creature," by simple faith in Christ Jesus. "' - he said jonn, it you will bring me a certificate Surely yon have, for doing so. the stronnr- The Brothers. it had glanced away from the face of one of I rom 3Ir- Kobinson that yon have signed the his drinking cronies, was a sign with bright pledge, I will give you another trial"; but if gold letters,bearing the word "Eagle." That sign was as familiar to him as the face of one of his children. At the same moment that his eye rested upon this, creating an in voluntary impulse to move towards the tav ern door, his old crony caught hold of his coat collar, and gave him a pull in the same direction. But, much to the surprise of the latter, Jarvis resisted this attempt to give his steps a direction that would lead him into his old, accustomed haunt "Won't yon drink this bank, Jsrvis !" ask ed the other with a look of surprise. There was evidently a powerful struggle going on in the mind of the drunkard. This lasiea omy a moment or two, when he said loudly and emphatically "No !" And in stantly broke from his old boon companion, and hurried on his way. 7 " A loud laugh followed him, but he heed ed it not Ten minutes' walk brought him to the store of a respectable tradesman. Is Mr. Robinson in ?" he asked as he en tered. , "Back at the desk," was the reply. And Jarvis walkqd back with a resolute air. t "Mr. Kobinson. pledge !" "You, Jarvis?" Mr. Robinson said, in tones of gratified surprise. "Yes, me, Mr. Robinson. It's almost a I want to sign the you disappoint me "again, you and I are done iorever. The countenance of Jarvis brightened up instantly. He turned quickly away, without reply, and hurried off to the shop of Mr. Robinson, the secretary of the sorierv hR hil joined. The certificate was, of course, obtained. "And you have joined sure enough. John.' Mr. Lankford said, in a changed tone, as he giauceu over tue certincate. "Indeed I have, Mr. Lankford." "And you seem in earnest" If t . n iii earnest in anytning in mv hfo T an. I. . 11 - ...w, niu m caiUCSb UUW. "Keep to your pledge then. John, and nil will be well While you were a sober man, I preferred you to any journeyman in mv cltnn L. I i , - uec suuci, aim jou snau never want a uay s work while I'm m business." ay the aid ot Him who knows how much in earnest I am, I will be true to my pledge," Jarvis said firmly, and in a solemn lune. "Only trust in him, John, and He will be Ducugui in your weakness." "I will try." was the hnmhl The poor man was now shown his place in the shop, and once again he resumed his wors, inough under a tar different impulse than had, for years, nerved him to action. But his nerves were all unstrung. His hands hopeless case with me, I know, but I really that he could with difficulty use wish to do better." th re9uired skilL- the implements of -7 yi. """Muie 01 wnat you are about doing. Jarvis ?" I think I am, Mr. Robinson: I've drank nothing since yesterday morning, and with the help of Him above, I am determined ucvci iu uniiit another live I So let me sign." Mr. Kobinson ' drop as long as I ' turned t Anna tn IKa J- ' , , -"v w HID ut- i"T"n TO Washington Temperance Society, and read . 1 "We the undersigned, do pledge ourselves ither' M - gelemen, that we will not, hereafter, drink any spirituous liquors, wine, malt, or cider, unless in sickness, and under the prescription of a physician." Jarvis took the pen in .his hand, that trembled so he could scarcely make a straight mark on the paper, and enrolled his name among the hundreds of those who like him, had resolved to be men once more' This done be laid down the shilling which he had obtained from his wife. As he turn ed away, his step was firmer, and his head more erect than, in a sober state, he had earned it for many a day. He proceeded to a hatter's shop. "Well, Jarvis," was uttered in rather a cool, repulsive tone, as he entered. "Are yon in want of a journeyman, Mr Warren!" -; ri . i .v' , "I don't want yon, Jarvis." "If you will give me work. Twill get drunk again, Mr. Warren.". "You have said that so. many times, Jar ns. The last time yon -went off I was hur ried with work, and caused me to disap point a customer. I determined never to nave anything more to do with you." "But I will never disaDDoint von aerain " orged the poor man earnestly. ' juu auu x iikt aone -with each other I have made np my mind never again to have' a man in my shop who drinks." "But rve joined the Temperance Society Mr. Warren." . " "I don't care if you have; in two weeks youll be lying in the gutter." "Look here, you drunken vagabond," cried the master hatter, in angry tones, com ing from behind the counter, and standing in front of the individual he was addressing "if you are not outot tbUshopintwo minutes by the watch, Til kick you into the street 1 So there now take your choice to go out or to be kicked out" -: Jarvis turned away without a reply, and passed out of the door through which he had entered with a heart full of hope, now pained, and almost ready to recede from his earnest resolution and pledge to become a sober man, and better husband and father. He felt utterly discouraged. As he walked slowly along the street, the fumes of a dram shop which he passing unconsciously struck npon his senses,and immediately came an al most overpowering desire for his potation. He paused "Now that I try to reform, they turn against me," he said bitterly. : "It is no use, I'm gone past hope." One step was taken towards the tavern door when it seemed as if a strong hand held him back. "No no," hs murmured. "I have taken fte pledge and I will stand by it if I die," - - - ' M uis calling. He experienced HWobmqo sinKing, sickening leeling, and at times a dizziness and obscurity of mind would sud denly come over him, exciting the liveliest emotions of fear lest nature would not bear up unuer so sudden a withdrawal of its ac customed stimulus. Gradually, however, as bis mind became intently fixed" upon his "U"S "is uoay reit tne impulse of man ual activity, a slight reaction took place, and the whole machinery of his physical frame moved on with soniethine arjnroaeh- mg to a healthy tone. His hand grew stead lcr though it still trembled. . Two hours brought bis regular dinner time, when Jarvis, who began to feel the want of food, returned home with new and strange feelings about his heart One im pure was to tell his wile what he had done. and what he was doing. But then he re membered how often he had mocked her new springing hopes how often he had promised amendment, and once even joined a temperance society, only to relapse into a unci mm more uegraoed condition. "No, no," he said to himself, after rlpV.. ting the question in his mind as he walked towara3 nome, "l will not tell her now. I will first present, some fruits of my repen tance. I will give such an assurance as will create confidence and hope." Mrs. Jarvis did not raise her eyes to the .bu. 01 iier uusoand as lie entered. ' The sight of that once loved countenance, dis torted and disfigured, even made her heart sick when she looked upon it. The frugal meal passed in silence and re straint Mrs. Jan-is felt troubled and oppressed, for the prospect before her seemed to grow breast and a lassitude she could not over come. Her pale, thin, careworn face told a sad tale of suffering, privation, confinement and want of exercise. What was to become of her children she knew not Under such feelings of hopelessness, to have one sitting beside her who could take much of her bur den from ber, were he to will it who could call back the light to her heart, if only true to his promise made in earlier and happier years soured in some degree her feelings and obscured her perceptions. She did not note that some change had passed upon him a change that, if marked, would have caused her heart to leap in her bosom. As soon as Jarvis had arisen from the ta ble be took his hat, and kissing the young est child, the only one there who seemed to regard him, passed quickly from the house. As the door closed after him his wife heav ed a long sigh, and then rising, mechanical ly, proceeded to clear up the table. Of how many crushed affections and disappointed hopes did that one deep, tremulous sigh speak !" Jarvis returned to the work and applied himself steadily during the whole afternoon. Whenever a desire for liquor returned upon him, he quenched it in a copious draught of water, and thus kept himself as free from temptation as possible. . At night be return ed, when the same troubled and uneasy si ence pervaded the family at the supper ta ble, The meal was scanty, for Mrs, Jarvia' Another pause ensued, and then Jarvia said, while the color mounted to his check : "It yon are willing, Mr. Lankford, I should like you to deduct only one half of what I owe you for those furs I took from you from this week's wages. Mv familv are in want. of a great many things, and I am particu larly desirous of buying a barrel of flour tonight" Say nothing of that. John. Let it he forgotten with your past misdeeds. Here are your wages forty-eight shillings and 11 11 gives you as mucu, pleasure tp re ceive it as it does me to pay them, . then you feel no ordinary degree of satisfaction." Mr. Jarvis received the large sum for him to possess, and hurried away to the grocery. Here he bought for twenty-four shillings, a barrel of flour and expended eight shillings more of his wages in sugar, coffee, tea, mo lasses. &c Near to the store was the mar ket house. Thence he repaired, and bought meat and various kinds of vegetables, with butter, &c. These he carried to the store, and gave directions to have all sent home to him. He had eight shillings left out of the forty eight he had earned since Monday morning, and with these in his pocket he returned home. As he drew near the house his heart fluttered in anticipation of the delightful change that would pass upon all beneath his humble roof. He had never, in his life, experienced feelings of such real joy. A tew moments brought him to the door he went in with the quick step that had marked his entrance for several days. It was not quite dark, and his wife sat sewing by the window. She was finishing a pair of pantaloons that had to go home tbat evening, and with the money she was to get for them, she expected to buy the Sunday dinner. There were barely enough food in the house for supper, and unless she receiv ed her pay for this piece of work, she had no means of getting the required sustenance for herself and children or rather, for her husband, herself and children. The indi vidual for whom it was intended was not a prompt paymaster, and usually grumbled whenever Mrs. Jarvis asked him for money. To add to the circumstances of concern and trouble of mind, she felt almost read? give np from excessive pain in her breast, and the weakness of her whole frame.: As her husband came in she turned unon him an anxious, and troubled countenance, and then bent down over herwork and plied her needle hurriedly. As the twilight grew dim ly around she drew nearer and nearer to the window, and at last stood un and leaned close up to the panes of glass so that her hand almost touched, in order to catch the feeble rays of light that were still visi ble. But she could not finish the carmen upon which had she wrought' bv thn HtrTit of day. A candle was now lit, and she took her place by the table, not so much as ulan. cing towards her husband, who had seated himself in a chair, and with his vonnirpst child upon bis knee. Half an hour passed in silence, and then Mrs. Jarvis rose up, having taken the last stitch in the srnrment she was making, and passed into an adioin. ing chamber. In a few moments she came out, with her bonnet and shawl on. and thn pair of pantaloons that she had inst. finish. en qpon ner arm. band asked, in a tone of snrDrise. that i ner ear mingled with disappointment , - to ft ' . j uuiiid iujr wurit. " But I wouldn't bo now. Jane. ' Wait un til after snppeT." "JNo, John, 1 cannot wait until after sup per. It should have been home two hours ago." And she glided from the room before he could make up his mind to detain her by telling the good news that, was trembling on his tongue for utterance. A walk of a few minutes broncrht her in the door of a tailor's store, around the front of which hung garments exposed for sale. This store she entered ' and presented the pair of pantaloons to' the man who stood behind the counter. His face relaxed hot a muscle as he took them and made a careful examination or the work. - "They'll do," he at length said, towino. them aside and resuming his employment of cutting out a garment ' ' ' ' - ; Poor Mta Jarvis paused, dreading to ut ter her request But necessitv ' conanered the painful reluctance, and she said : "'' "Can yen pay me for this pair to-night m. Willets?" : ' " 1 ' "No : I've pot more :monev' to mv nn Monday than I know where to get, and can not let a shilling go out" '' ' - ' "But, Mr. willets, I '' "I dont want to hear anv of vonr reason-' Mrs. Jarvis. You can't have tjje raoneytq "Matches I Lucifer matches! WhoU buy my matches !" cried a piercing voice, as I was one morning crossing the principal street of Padua ; and this voice, strange to say, awoke a vague recollection in my mind. I looked around quickly to see from whom the sound proceeded, but the person who ut tered it was hidden from my view by a crowd which had gathered before the pal ace of the Count L . It was in the year 184, and thinking that some arrest (an event then unfortunately but too com mon) was taking place, I was turning hasti ly away, wnen again tnat cry struck my ear, "Matches ! Lucifer matches 1 Count L won't yon buy my matches !" As I was in uniform, I opened a passage through the crowd without much difficulty and perceiv ed the Count-li r supporting in his arms his daughter, who had. fainted from what cause I was at that moment nnnhls t determine. - "Matches I Lucifer matches 1 Buy my matches," repeated the match-seller, who stood at some little distance. The Count raised his head, and cast around him a look in which hatred and fury were equally blend ed. He recognized me, and leaving Made moiselle L to the care of the attendants, who at that moment annearcd at tho ,1. of the palace, he approached me, saying in accents which trembled with the rage with which he was agitated, "Lieutenant M , I beg you will cause that match-seller to be immediately arrested; I denounce him as a most dangerous nerl son." "Pardon me, Count L- , I cannot" "Your duty obliges you," interrupted he, without giving me time to finish. "iBhall hold you responsible for his safe custody In half an hour I will be with you to explain my reasons, and to prove to you that he is a traitor and conspirator." I was going to reply, but the Count turn ed abruptly away, as if to avoid further dis cussion, and entered his palace. . .. UT 1" . 1 . -jjuuiier matcnes 1 Buv mv matrix 1,1 imin .I.!,. ,J . 1. - ." 1 - , ! line of conduct towards me I H would have been better for us all." , ,- j : He stopped, as if oveHtt'hermed by the bit ter thoughts which crowded to his mind, but after a pause, recovered himself j and proceeded: - : '': ';! -:ri I .,. 1 "I obtained an appointment in the War Office, and for sometime the eurreat of my life was calm and peaceful, Then came j a brief period of supreme happine., I loved, deeply and truly, and I was beloved.. In a few short months Rosina was to be mine. I only waited to celebrate our nuptials, until my majority would give me the right of do ing so, without the consent of my brother, who strongly opposed my intended marriage, and wonld have forced me to contract an alliance with the rich and noble family of B. hoping thus to' augment, his own power and influence. One evening, on going to pay my accustomed visit to Rosina, I found with her a certain Broglio, one of my brother's creatures. - Agitated and alarmed, Rosina threw herself into my arms, and be sought me with tears to save her from tho insults of Broglio. Furious with rage, . I rushed upon the miscreant, who was leaving the room as quietly , a& possible, and forced him down the stairs with so much violence that he fell, and sustained some severe bruis es. ' A few weeks after this incident I re ceived a letter from him, returning,' with fulsome and exaggerated thanks, a bank note for a hundred florins, which I had lent him sometime before. This loan had quite escaped my memory, and, unfortunately I had not made it out of my own purse. When Broglio had called at my office to ask me for. the money, of which he bad instant need, I had not so much of my own with me, but did not hesitate to take it from the cash intrusted to my care, intending to re place it early the next morning nothing was more easy; but on receiving Briglio's letter, it struck me that I had never repaid the money. To seize the necessary sum, to rush to the office! was my first thought, but it was already too late; the administration, warned by an anonymous letter tbat my ac counts were not in Drder, had caused them to be verified an hour before. J. was arrest ed, tried, and condemned tp'sjx years' soli tary confinement The only grace that was accorded me, was the permission to bid adieu to Rosina, who, nearly mad with grief and indignation, could only swear an eter nal fidelity. It is useless to describe , to you my sufferings during these long six years. At last I was free 1 My first impulse was to see Rosina. I hurried to ber abode all was silent and deserted. I demanded her new address. - , - "Tomb Number 5, in the catacombs of the cemetery," was the answer. " I did not even tremble at this terrible news. Rosina was dead, and I thanked Heaven for it Had she lived to partake of my sad destiny; I felt I should only have con demned her to a slower and more cruel death. I went tranquilly to. the church yard ; I passed two days and nights kneeling before ber tomb ; the third day I returned to the city. I went to see my friends, but I had forgotten that though the law accords pardon to (he criminal who had expiated his fault, society is not so merciful, and I was everywhere received as a thief. I pre sented myself at my brother's, only to lie shown the door by his lackeys. This did not astonish me ; I foresaw wuat reception awaited me, and my visit was only made as a matter of etiquette. ' I should have been sorry to deprive him of such an opportunity of manifesting his brotherly love. Obliged to work for my daily bread, I obtained the necessary authority to sell matches in the streets. I installed myself before the palace of my brother, and every time tbat he or any of bis family appeared in the street, I hastened to offer them my : matches. His wife and daughter were soon afraid to show themselves; but the Count, whose' breast never knew either shame or pity, continued day after day to support this outrage with a front of steel. The people whom these scenes amused were soon interested in me, and. when my relationship with the Count be came known, delighted in hooting and in sulting him ; and-to this expression of pub lic feeling my brother appeared more sensi ble, s He then tried to have me driven awav by the police. This plan not succeeding, he sent to propose to me the most brilliant of fers if I would consent to quit Padua ; but my new position suited me ; I held to my post and sold my matches. Broglio. who inhabits the palace of the Count, was so afraid of meeting me, that as long as I was before it he never dared to leave the house. " I have now related my history. - What think you of the scene you witnessed this morning?" Too much moved to reply, I could only murmur, "Poor Georges I" I was still con sidering in what terms I could console biin, and induce him to renounce his plan of re venge, when there was a knock at the door, and the Count entered. On perceiving his brother, he started back. . I rose and went forward to meet him, hoping to seize a mo ment in which to reconcile tho two brothers, but the furious glance with which the Count regarded us soon convinced me that my ef forts would be in vain. Georges, who remained quietly seated, ask ed his brother if he desired to purchase some matches. The latter, without replying, turned to me and said hastily, "The miser able man who site there is guilty of treason ; " iuia wmtMcu m nis nouse, and he distributes them secretly in the city." "Ah I" cried Georges, "you know where I live!" .... ; The Count was silent This question seemed to embarrass him greatly. I repeat ed it, and begged him to name the abode of his brother. , "It is only to day that I have discovered his guilty intentions, by an anonymous letter which does not give me his address; but I shall soon know it I have ordered my peo- w uui it uui uuu unng 11 10 me here, HI "A" UNIFORM .SYSTEM ; TEXT-BOOKS FOff NORTH CAROUflA. J Office PiLSslen' Siperiilesdeit of Mnisdm, - Ralbiqh, N. C, Sept 21, 1869. 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Similar terms will be made accessible to pri vate schools adopting the above named books uniformly. rnpiis attenaiog tne ruonc Bchools win, in accoi dunce with the State contract, be tarnished with new copies of Monteith & McNallv's Geo graphies and Davies' Arithmetics In exchange ior 01a copies 01 voroeu s ueograpnies ana vuaca enbos' Arithmetics, which they may possess. Books will be supplied, carefully packed and snippea oy aubhu wiiiiiiAAis, : Depositary, Raleigh, H. C. - Teachers and Educators generally are respect fully invited to correspond with ' 1 . ' 1 C. W. LAMBETH, : Agent for the Publishers and Superintendent of Introduction. , From Dr. Ws. B. Habrell, Prln. High School. 1 Snow Hill, N. C. : i , bnow Hill. N. C. "I am much pleased with both the Spellers and all the Readers ; and as to the fjeries of Ge- LIFE I5STTE ' THE PATENT PALMES ABM Am !T The Leadlnc Csapany In Herffc Cmlhu 18 THE THESE celebrated artiflcial lit bronc-ht ti .. 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TWENTyT C. nd South, and more tha.. . fJ.t' i mies. have worn the Palmer l i... duty, while still greater numbers ol i?VsJl ilians are, by their aid, fi lling import,!S2 and effectually concealing their niSS whole number reaching ten Tnot'siP,t'k-5 wearing Palmer Limbs. 1 1 Office Sup. V. 8. A. Generh j . . u Iinew iiKuiKHAii, uhio, March lST, Ing acted as Medical DinH.Jr'1' years of the wsr, it became mr dm.. Sh den for artificial limbs m m..' ... DIVISIBLE SURPLUS . j $2,670,009.48. ! ufee All the Surplus of the Company uiviaea among me assured. From Rev. Aldebt Smedes, D. D.. Rector ot St. Mary's School, Raleigh, N. C. Raleigh, N. C. I have examined the Geographies Monteith's (No. 4) and McNally's (No. 5 and find excel lencies in both, eminently entitle them to a wide circulation. It is my purpose to intro duce Monteith's (No. 4) into my school. 1 give it the preference for the information which It gives on the suhjoct of Physical Geography. I The maps and question In both works seems to me to De aumiraoie. ALUEKT BHEDES. From J. W. Gulick. A. M. Prln. Male Acade my, Goldsboro', N. C. Goldsbobo', N. C. I find yonr books are In nse In many schools in this section. The teachers speak in the high est terms of yonr Readers and Geographies, and of Peck's Ganot in particular. J. W. GULICK. Bingham, Prln. Bingham Dividends declared and paid annually on the Contribution Plan. ITanlm ..1.1 I Ti, and as DR. B. F. 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' I design introducing the present session McNally's Geography and Davies' University Arithmetic ; also Boyd's Elements of English Composition. . M. CLOUS. From M. L. Little, Esq., Prin. Pleasant Hill Seminary, Newton, N. C. Newton, N. C. Will introduce the University Arithmetic next term. Have examined It with much satisfaction. An admirable work - M. L. LITTLE, ; Prin, Pleasant Hill Seminary. From Rev. Stinceoh Ivet, Prin. Auburn Acad ' ! my;N. C. Auburn, N. C. ; Monteith's Geographies are excellent works, and I shall introduce them into my school. 8T1NCE0N IVET. Prof. Wm. A. Gbebcoain, writing from Hills boro' Military Academy, says : The superior and durable atvle of binding of your works is a very great recommeudation one with which 1 have Ii pressed. From J. E. Duuoer, Esq., Prin. Hale Academy, . Warrcuton, N. C. " ' Warbenton, N. C. "Davies' Mathematics" was adopted by me in 1S5S, and, up to this time, I have examined no works superior to them as a whole. 1 have examined, with a view ol introduction, "McNallv's Geography" (No. 5) and "Peck's Ganot" Natural Philosophy." I consider them most excellent works, and shall put tbem in my boys' hands, at the earliest period. The Phil osophy Is truly an enticing work and mnet meet with universal commendation. J. E. DUGGER. From W. C. Kerr," State Geologist of North - Carolina I regard Montcith'a Physical and Intermediate Geography as one of the best books ol its kind. It has several points of snoerioritv over mm primary Geographies : not the least ol which, especially in the eyes of the juveniles, will be fonnd in its attractive and very graphic illustra tions. Another is the truly wonderful amount of substantial and really scientific information conveyed by these woodcuts, and the concise and lucid descriptions appended. But the chief excellence consists in this, that Geography is here treated from the only true and rational standpoint, viz: of Geology and Physical Geog raphy ; so that the learner arrives, by a natural and easy process, at the true conception ot the earth as an organized whole; the designed result of successive changes and modifications, under the control of physical laws, constituting a true growth Irom a chaotic germ through manilold Biases ui progress, an pointing lorward to its destined end as the home of living beings and finally of man. From Rev. G. D. Bebnheim, Principal oi Mount Amoena Female Seminary, Mount Pleasant N.C. ' . ... . Mt. Pleasant. I hare introduced your National Series of Readers with great satisfaction to myself and to onr teachers. We find them to be excellent, just suited to onr purpose. With Davies' Mathematical Scries wc have been long familiar, and can find no good reason for No Restrictions as to Resi dence and Travel in the United States. 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I advanced towards the originator of all this noise, and was abont to seize him by the arm, to conduct him to tho guard-house as a disturber ot the public tranquility, when he turned his head, and to my( great aston ishment, I recognized in him ruy school-fellow, George li , the younger brother of Count . The recognition was mu tual ; but I hesitated a moment whether I ought to claim acquaintance with so doubtful a character. At last I exclaim ed, ' "Yon here, in Padua, George Jn ' ' uniy me last lew days," he replied, in a troubled and undecided voice. . ; And what ase you doing here f" ; . , "You can see ; I sell matches." "But the Carnival is over. Why, then this masquerade ?" ' ' "It is no masquerade," he answered, quiet ly; "had I wished to disguise myself, I could have done so more efecttiallv." As we were still surrounded by the crowd, u mill mj accompany me to my house which was not fur distant . ' T-Ii1 "? .'?or rirrttatiin t No mat ter," he added suddenly, VI m read, to fol low you either aa guest or prisoner." . On arriving at my rooms, I plaoed a bot tle of wine on the table. nH filling e said. "Truly," replied Georges, "your plan is well conceived, Count L . So you have given the arms to youri creatures, and when they have deposited them in my chamber, they will hasten here and announce their success." "It is a pity," continued Georges, that you should have taken so much trouble; nothin" would have been easier than to ask me my address. However, I will give it to you at least my summer residence, for it is only in winter I inhabit the town I sleep every night at the foot of Tomb No. 5, in the cemetery." . , The count turned pale as death, and grasped at the back ot a chair for support, but very soon recovering himself, he said hastily 1 "I see plainly I can make no impression here, I shall carry my complaint elsewhere," and he strode towards the door.; I inter posed, saying, , : .. , ,i ,,. "Excuse me, Count L my duty obliges me to arrest you." . . . ., "Arrest me," he cried, insolently. .; ( ' "Yes," I replied; "I am convinced you are the only traitor here." - ; lhe Count retreated towards the window1 but finding there was no escape in that quarter, he turned - npon me and a Violent struggle ensued. But at last, with the aid of ray domestic, he was secured, Georges re- U.C.1U.U uiuuumetu, as ii unwilling to aid in the capture of his brother. I invited him to make my house his home, but,, in reply, he only demanded abruptly it he had been the means of denouncing his brother. I assured him that the Count had betrayed himself The end proved that my suspicions were well founded; in his palace was found an immense number of arms of all kinds and r"tio msuiuseu ine existence or a Con spiracy with most extensive ramifiWinn. Broglio and three others of his class were urrusieu; ana, with the Count, were tried found guilty, and shot within twenty-four uvuio aiwinaiua... . ' " I. '( .-' .... . Georges continued to live with mo, but hi had Bndenronea trnmt oh .,- h -...u main for hours without speaking, and I b f 'n was anectea. About a week after the execution of his hmtw mo evening, A found him "In other words, you deBire to hear mv history," said he. - les, for to all appearance it is not an every day one." ,. .i .., , r 'God forbid that it ahould be," he replied pain.v Notwith standing his agony he uttered no complaint - .e- w.n.upvc miiu. u uai oeiore ms death uc cidrunieu, -raroon, pardon, O God I" and with the name of Rosina on his lips, he expired. ., . Lone vears have DasspH Rinpp than A - "however you shall hear it and I onlv wish I ? 7 ,1 J pasl , Slnce then- As that I could publish. hJwt'S,. fi8i?'l?erstand from the few words world " I M, neiooKea upon bimse f th murderer ef his brother, and unable to en- world. His features became fixed and rigid ; for some time he appeared lost in dark and painful recollections, but suddenly passing his hand over his eyes, as if to dispel some frightful dream, he addressed me in a firm, though bitter and sarcastic voice : : i-'.f You know enough of my early life to be aware that my brother and I were never nnited in that brad of fraternal love of which people talk so much; aa children we never agreed, and as young man the wide difference of purpelitical opinions rendered ns almost enemies. '. My brother, fot ressons of his own dissembled his hatred to: the Austrian gov ernment, and Wore ' the mask of a good and loyal subject When I discovered what were his secret sentiments, being unwilling to de houhce him, I quilted his roof and ceased to trouble myself Wth him or his family Would, ft Godhead followed. $9 same " " mea, tne tmhappy man had steeped the ends of his matches in red wine, and drank off the poisoned draught. Baptist Chinese Miaaion U California. Rev. R. H. Graves, formerly a Bantist missionary at Canton, under the Southern Board, baa consented to undertake mission work among the Chinese of the Pacific coast m our own country. He is highly spoken of as to his qualifications, and is said to have an advantage in the feet that he is familiar with the spoken dmW nr nu: j t - - . ... . wuiuran usuu ill California, which is that of Southern China. It is well understood that, while the same written language is used. nllthrouh China, the spoken language sd varies indifferent districts , that the people of one cannot inthe least understand the speech of another, changing them. In tbePrimary Depart mcnt wc have Monteith's Geographies, and in the advanced classes we hare introduced Peck's Ganot with much acceptance. G. D. BERNHEIM. From Prof. Jos. H. For, President Stantons burg Scientific High School, N. C. .. , Wilson, N. C. 1 have carefully examined the claims of the different Series ol School Books most prominent before the pnblic at this time. I have tested the merits of many of thcui in the school and lecture room, and feel no hesitancy in pronoun cing the "National Series of Readers and Spel lers" the best With which I am annn.linleH T shall henceforth use no others in my school, and I Bhall furthermore nse my influence to secure their adoption into other Seminaries in this sec tion. I nse Davies' Mathematical Series in my school. I consider his works incomparably su perior in many particulars even to Stoddard's lourse, winch to saying a great deal. In iact, I consider it the highest encomium in my nower to bestow. r I use Montieth's Series in my school. ' They afford a gradual but thorough and sys tematic progression, from the simplest rudi ments ol science, np to a development sufficient ly exhaustive, lor all ordinary educational pur poses. Their very superior merit has led me to discard , which stands next best on tha list. McKally's, the fifth book of the course, Is'de cidedly the ehef tToeuvre of Geographies. No competent instructor can examine it for an hoar without being struck with its extraortinarv merit . J. H.FOI. m Btatesville N. C. American, Feb. 20, 1866 We would call the attention of Teachers in Western Carolina to the valuable School oubli- 1 cations of this firm, wh irh urn annol A : the Union:' '- ;"7T .r . - , Messrs. Barnes & Co., of New York, aie now issuing large editions of these Standard School iur lub oomnern males. The series con sists of ftbe National Primer, or Word Builder. s ti. TMI?e2.tar?.?peller' Tne NUonal First, 8Mond,rhird, Fourth and Fifth Headers. Tils arm will allow no competition in the price ol books published by them, which are among the nest in the States.' 1; . . r !, From Raleigh Daily Irogren, Feb. 20, 1866. National Second Rbader. 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' Its success has been almost unbound- oea ana oeyona all precedent. Eight years ago, in 1861, it issaed only 589 pol icies, received an income of se venty-eight uoonaa aoiiars, and possessed net as sets summing up to something over two hundred and eighty-one thousand dol. lars ; but last year, 1868. it eranted ia 337 new policies, more than any other company, except the mutual tiles re. ceived au 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 Thousand Dollars. And this wonderful ratio of growth has been sua. tamed in 1868." . GENERAL STATE SOLICITOR, RBT. T. B. KINGSBURY. PALMER ARM. Charleston, 8. C, Fob. 21, 1866. B. Frank Palmer, LL. D., ' No. 1609 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Dear Sir : When abont to leave isecemuer tast, you aesirea me to commamctt the degree of success I should attain in thet of your "Artificial Arm." I now do wit pleasure; first, because it is but just thatyo. should enjoy the benefits which properly oof to accrue to the exertion of Ingenuity so htumi' in its designs and beneficial in its results tut maimed : and because the benefit. T rnntlniu: enjoy from its nse, places me under oblipiw- m uic auiuoroi w great aooontoman. lmlni wioreiore, 10 aay in all candor that your Ami Anilwl I .a 1 ""--- -.., wm luunu me conveniences t contorts quite beyond my most sanguine er tations. 1 was a staff oflii'jr in ti, 1... ... rate Statea army; was wounded in the lellr. on 3d April, 1865, and suffered Its amputitia! M?y,??h fo'lowmg- My atnmp is only tape half inches long. Tour Arm was attsclirO cember 23d, since which time I have worn itrrf day, and frequently at night while asleep, it out the slightest inconvenience or annojurr. 1 believe it to be superior to any which I taree heard of. With its aid I manage eailjiwid rule in keeping a set of books, and tixaiiai silver fork at table. It serves to keepipi In position while writing, and grasps ia with sufficient firmness when winding Hip- " is easily gloved and ungloved. In fine,Iojor many uses from it which, to theuntotoredK seem impossible. Ton are at entire libe7 use this letter in such manner as you desis ' With mnch personal good-will, I remain, truly yonn, ARTHUR PAKStt Captain, it,' We know, from experience, the value ol W limb, and have no hesitation in recommttiisf it to the public as the tyst now in use.-& " Standard. To avoid Fraudulent Imitations (mJ which are now offered to the public) apply e"1! to the Inventorr B. FRANK PALMER, LI. D.. 1609 Chestnut Street Philaddps July 30 407-d2aw4w3o From Wilmington. N. f! rintu, im (The Natloual Series has attained probably a higher reputation than any other complete series of Bchool Books now In existence. 'CP22 537-8m ;;;;;DR.;0 ODDIN'S , - . , ' OOKPOUHO ' " " 1-1 "' GENTIAN BITTER'S rnHB. lni.lOTer; Dy'PeP"'. Indigestion Colic, Sick Stomach, Bronchitis, Asthms. v .i : Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Ac. - 1 "' VWA. UNIVERSAL TONIC.J ' ' f A f.niMJ0', ani rell4bIe preventive and cure s..i.uu uawucs, ana oi diseases requir ing a general tonic impression. ' Prepared only by Dr. N. A. H. GODDIN, and (or sole everywhere. . .. JAMES T. WIGGINS, (Successor to J. U. Baker f!n 1.nn.i...n Agent and Wholesale dealer in Patent Medicines, ,, ...g.. . jysi wiy W. H. GROW, GKNSRAL AQ1NT FOR N. C. Virginia Sonth of the James. OFFICE:... Raleieh N C W .H.McKei, Medical ExVnUnen ' J"'-5 466-3m IMPORTANT LAND NOTICE. THE undersigned having been appointed Com missioner by the Judge ol the Superior Court of Surry County to sell the lands of Ha v wood Thompson, . deceased, will, nn Monday the 1st u.j vi A'uimuci ueib, ouer lorsaie on the pre mises, two hundred acres ol land on the Yadkin ""v., in .m- vnvu.v ui Durrv. nnnn.tr. i . ville, and adjoining the lands of Wm. B WnnX ruff, Meredith T. Greenwood and nil, - credit, rtf Mi-r mnnrha Bm.1 J ' curiiy will u'e required. . , "PproVea -There Is about fifty acres of Tadkln River bottom ol the best anaiitv on mm J:!Zer with H-..1....1. 1. . i.ir.1. . "nt"ier l"u.... ,u .. i.i, ii .lute 01 cultivation a line two story dwelling wilh ten ,60ms, good out buildings, and a tine orchard.,: : , , '. B .Those wishinir tn invrat it rrnnA would do well to call and look at the pronertv MORGAN BRYAN, ' ep 1-w6w Qommisslonfjr, ! NORTH CAROLINA ' , ' Land Company, . OB THE LOCATION 0 , Northern & European Setlers, ' roa fBSauj or ' Improved Farms, Timber and Mineral i Lads, Houses, Mines, Water ' Powers, Ac. ,., Also of Cettei, Tohaeco aid flays stores, On rnntmmit - J . .uU winces maae on same. MANUFACTURER'S AGENTS For Improved Agricultural Implements Fer' Ulizers, Machinery, 4c, ' ' ' Also, : .. , , . ;' NEGOTIATE I1OAN8 , . ON BCortsaare op Other ' '- Company. ",terest tommnnicatewith this It is authentically stated that one-fins ol inhabitants of this country and Europe dieol WJ" sumption. No disease has been more moron?1".' studied, and its nature less understood; tb" no disease upon which exists a greater dive)'"' of opinion and no disease which has more cofj pletely baffled all medical skill and remi" agencies. Some of the prominent symptoms sre C HrnntnniHnn Bhnp(....1 ! n,.th IrriUtl"b about the Lungs and Chest J darting, Pains m1.1"; Sides and Back, Emaciation.'ind general ncp"" condition of the whole syste.n. Persons Suffering with this dread dinri anv of its ennmmitunhv should lose no tinu' r possessing themselves of the proper Ki'mo'T' ' order that they may stay its ravages, and I stored to health. The ' REV. E. A. 'WILSON'S Prepared Prescription for the fire, ot " Cnsumption, Asthma, Brcnchit? Coughs, Colds, I AND I AU TMIDAT Ml MM AITItTOW, by tha nse of which he waa restored to health la few Weeks, after havtnrr.n- J i with a..' rf"". eYenu.u.ra naa rn.rs f"" ana that dreau ais-1 t ,nwmption' ha now been In use over ten ' Thi. i ""-most marked success. ite,n,;dy, is prepared from the original A trfrrSTfiS' 'SH Pure. oythe Bev. EDWARD tlot LPf n eontoiB!D the original Prescrlp I tin (i "uu cAimcii airecuous w prepara 'iX. "'Seiuer wnn a snort owiory 01 till at OFFICE: RALEIGH. N. C. ' OFFICERS: 0.0. Lrrn. Pr.t B. W. Best, See. DlBBOTORS AT RALBIOB ' ; S?iDV?- W.- BE8T-lat0 8e- of State ' T . Col. Gbo. iiiTTLB. late U 8 M.il'i '. R. Kis08lis. late of NeV York. . k , '"' Dnwotoni ax Nsw Tonit :' ' ' " A. J. Blebckkr, Agent at New Tort i.j n ! ,ne s "?n' 7? Streotf York,Dd B- CaSC With SVmtltlima ..nun.nimaTili mr. ... -"""cu (ireeoi cnarfelol Mr. wnson, as abou I at- by eallingon or addressing I I ,L, .., WILLIAMS oi HAYWOOD, I , ' Druggists, Raleigh, N. C. w, . 100 ooYrly. '. i ... LANTt FOR SALE. BT VIBTCB OF A DECREE OF THE 8U , perior Court of the County ol Graurilla. mac iiti,. i., t a n 18G9 .... .. 1 1 . .--"IIOI 1C1 111. A. " , HLTVllf llllf Pelitionof Thos. H. Mann, Thomas L. Mann, """er. heirs at law of Wiiliam B. Mann deceased, 1 will, on Saturday, the 20th of No! V!xt' the Court House door in tha town of Oxford, sell to tho highest bidder, all tue lands belonging to said estate, supposed ta Contain abont In l.nnrfmrl SDO tw.nl. n fiC" , Tk,lll'r"ei if laud lies on both aides at 111'- Kile L' li A, 11 A .nd w "ile fcouth .l (he Umii 01 Henderson, and wm la ill llir.... c..,,.,r..i.. Inli r PJrw-l. I ,, ' a wdit 4iiiii.iv uili be .. . fur. uttM. tnu.M.. ,() (1W illterMi from the day of o. Superior Court ol Granville Co.