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"On we move ixDissfiLUBLY firm; God and xati iu: kid tin: same."
Voi i.
' ;Vla 'puWiehed every
???cnirrioN rat 1:5:
$S a rear, la ftdrunco?$1 for rix months.
#0? PRINTlNU in all Its depaitiiicntH,
?Uly or tented. Ol re un a onll.
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BMRppft^CIfl hknshaw hadkn.
**^|ptti(,?W> Malomn Fpton. Poor
iillawtJBfc he ha.? not yot conquered
lltB7: that posseted hun hot
"Wfefet la |he tronhle with him, Char
ley f* asked the beautiful girl who was
lettaiag Ott Charles Ash by's arm, as he
?aeafttd her proudly through the
1"t>?t?uy^iel Notirtajg but his mis
mm^mm ^ftiKj?jij> dfaji?ith?--jeaiotiu. be
f1W? <to>j0H If admire* more than any
ether $ir! in the world was the beauty of
the reception last night, and of course
"bad to accept souse attentions from other
gentlemen. I've not a particle ot
patience with dim. He hhould haic pwr
feet lou?drnco in the woman he seeks to
?ri? for his Wife. I cannot understand
eaeaa ?tote of feeling. 1 am always
"* ftm*tm\ wb*a mV lady-love receives thr
'v't*tMk*go ?h? truly deserv**," mid
"?tMkY. g*/i?r. fondly on his lovely com
?"Tfcanfc you. Charley. I trust I shall
? v?r be worthy of your confidence. Ihn
yoa have 1 ever l?een trinl y?t. I p'ty
auv?n? wh?? te?*U as Malomn?"
?*! do not. Fool'.-It follow! I've newi
been tired, you say. 1 know it love. Ihn
nothing in the world could make mi
jealous of anyone. I have such perfect
faith ia you Agnes, th? uot'ii g but yoi r
own wnrdn could make me dooot you.'
Aga** siniUd sweetly; but shaking
her prettv head, looked doubting, and
"OharUy, you think you know yourself
tmt indeed you have never had anything;
to try your feeling*. You have had
tae always near you, with no interference
#ver eine? you first loved me. My mourn
iog for dear father has kept me out of the
gayetie* of the world for two seasons.
Just suppose you should ever see some
handsome, worthy young man very de
voted to me, and I receiving his atten
tion, would van not then feel a little un
"2fo( no. Nothing but your own words
could make me. doubt your love," ans
wered Charley earnestly. And indeed
he proved quite conclusively the truth
of his words: for the next season Agnes
again appeared in festive seems, where
aha was universally admired, and Char
ley might more than once have found
occasion to make himself miserable, if be
had been like many of his frionds. Hut
he was truly a reasonable, sensible, loyal
fellow, and Agnee Marvin fully appre
ciated his noble nature.
"Have I been sufficiently tried now,
Agnes, to be permitted to repeat my
declaration about jealousy ?" asked Char
ley, after the last party of tho season.
"Yes, indeed, y >u are a true man. You
love, and trust your love/' answered
Agnes, placing her baud in his, which
Charley gallantly carried to his lips.
"The right time and person have not
turned up yet, perhaps," chimed iu Agnes
*'Oh, well, before another winter camp
aign comes, 1 shall have my bird in ihy
own bower? and shall not fair her flying
from me then. So, unless Mr. Wright
comes forth pretty soon, he will not be in
time to make me uneasy," ('barley said
? He may be found among the moun
tains this summer, Charley. Those re
tired country resorts are just tho best
places in the world for a flirtation. You
had better follow your bird in her flight,
my boy. Lot mo see! When do you
start Agnes'/"
"Mother has determined to leave quite
early?the first cd*dune, likely. She can
not stand the heat, it weakens her so much.
You have premised to come in July,
Charley. 1 hardly think there will by
any one to get up a flirtation with so
early in the season. Probably we shall
be the only guests for a month or more."
"Well, Charley, J shall be back and
forward, and 1 w ill keep you advised a*
to the movements. You may depend on
mo," said young Marvin.
"All right, Tom. Thank you,',' Char
ley laughingly said, as he moved off with
Agnes 'o.' a walk.
The spring mouths flew rapidly by, and
with the first days of summer Mrs. Mar
vin and Agnes sought their ret rent among
the mountains.
TV.m escorted them ; and after seeing
them comfottahly fixed, returned home,
ami reported it the "dullest place <n
Wcarily^ffiWSrLlhe 11nte^iTrtrf^uTrie^'
could go lb his lady-love. Then the sea
son was fully advanced, and many guests
were at the Mountain House; but among
them none tbut Charley could possibly
leid lb*' I asi uneasiness about; Indeed
lie quite regretted that there was no
gentlemen whose company would be at
til desirable to either Amies or her mo
ther in hi* ab.-ence. 1 Iowever, hs was
????oii rcliewd on tl.at subject, by the ui
r vnl of an acquaintance ol .Mrs. Marvin's
whom she introduced to Charley as her
socmul friend, Dr. Cameron. The
doctor wa? a remarkably handsome man
if about Lit ty, and of ver) charming ad
dress. He immediately became a univer
sal favorite
Whin t iiar'e.'s time fir leaving came,
ho was really glad t > be able to place
Agnes and her mother under the doctor's
A lew weeks after his return to his city
home, Charley was accosted by an ac
quaintance who had just left the moun
tain resort, with the remark:
"Look here, Upton! You better take
a trip back to the mountains, and be look
ing after Miss Marvin. There is a gentle
man up there who is very devoted, and
beseems to be consoling that lady very
effectually for your absence."
Charley laughed, and said be did not
feel at all uneasy. And when bis informer
mentioned Doctor Cameron as the dan
gerous person, be was quite, amused. The
idea of the doctor rivalling him w as really
absurd. He was quite, old enough for
Agnes' lather; and really, if Charley hail
been of a jealous nature, he would not
likely have thought one so much older
than himself a very formidable rival. Ho
bad promised Agnes to come up again
for a few days previous to their return,
and accompany them home.
The day before be left to fulfil his pro
mise, Tom Marvin came back ; and call
ing on Charley, repeated the current re
port that "the Doctor was very much
pleased with Agnes."
"You better look to him Charley. He
may be a dangerous fellow for your peace
of mind. He is very agreeable to both
:?? - . ' 1 ? ?? .~"
Ague; and nioth-r, I can .sec; plain
When Charley reached his love, she
welcomed him as cordially as ever. But
there wilt no denying tue fact '.hut the
Doctor was more 'attentive than
Charley thought necessary. < Besides, ens
thing he soon noticed ; there was some
thing about Agnes and the Doctor that
was not perfectly open ami clear to
Charley?something that was concealed
from him. Once when be went, unan
nounced into Mrs. Marvin's private par
lor, he found the Doctor leaning over
Agnes' chair, and looking very intent
ly, if not lovingly, into her face. She
blushed and turned utvay quickly, to
welcome Charity's entrance, hue in a
very embarrassed manner.
Many times be had seen the Doctor
call Agnes aside, and speak in an under
tone to her.
Charley began to feel a little hurt, if
not jealous. Besides hcjthought:
"If they arc so much together when I
am present, tlmy surely) must, very well
have jri*cn rise to the reports 1 have
Still he wa? too prattq to question or
reproach Agnes; nut ho could not help
bcinir a little cool to her.
? ' i
() ic dav, at the dinner-table, an oc
currence quite remarkable served to
make Charley feel surest that A gues was
no longer true to bini, (if be bad doubted
it until then.
They were seated, tile Doctor and him
self, .[U^^j^
filteren t courses of the dinner had he:>n
removed, and they were .tarrying over
the dessert, when the Doctor passed to
Agnes an ahnond, saying:
"Ka* a philopcna with no*. Miss Agnes,
please? 1:' i am the fortunate one, I
Kre he had finished his remark, Agnes
glanced fiom ?nie ;<> the i thcr gentle
man, while her face was suffused with a
rosy flush, which receding, left her very
pale. She arose quickly, and left t ic
table. I o-'tor Cameron immediately fol
lowed. There were bat few persons pre
sent ai the ti :i<\ and this lit:! - incident
passed unnoticed, save by those interest
ed. Mrs. Marvin looked very much an
noyed, but offered no explanation.
('barley's mind was wavering between
which was the belter course to adopt : to
?o charge Agnes with deceiving him, and
give her hack her broken promise, or to
go call the Doctor but, and demand an
explanation. He hail pretty well made
up his mind t > the latter, and was leav
ing the table for thai purpose, when be
remembered his oft-repeated declaration
that, "unless from her own lips he heard
that she had changed, he would not
doubt her." So he determined to wait
and see the. result, at b ast a few days
But that evening hia doubt was a cer
tainty. No longer need he wait ; her
own word- told that. He had gone into
the reception room, and thrown himself
down on a sofa near the window. It
Was twilight; the lamp- bad no! been
lighted, and no one occupied tho room
but himself, lie bad been there but a
short time, when he heard footsteps com
ing. A moment after, Mrs. Marvin and
Agnes came to the room, and were
about entering, when Agnes said:
"Don*I go in. Let us sit oul here a
while, it is so pleasant."
And they seated themselves just under
the window by which Charley was.
Mrs. Marvin asked :
"What are von worrying about,
Agnes? The loss of?"
"Hush, mamma. You may be heard,"
was tho warning reply. "1 am not worry
iiig, but I cannot get quite used to the
nevr one yet. How strango Charley
must have thought my conduct to-tlay !"
''Why don't you lull him, Agues, and
have it oll'your mind ? He will know it
some time."
"Of course he trill, mamma. I hate
so much to tell him! Do you kuuw. I
really believe he is growing jealous ot*
the Doctor; ho has been very di.ito.nt to
inc Cor a couple of (lays past. Mow shall j
1 toll him?" asked Agi'.cs in a troubled
"If you do not, [shall, and end this mat
ter. 1 do not suppose it is a matter of vitul
'niportaneo to him whether your?"
"Ilush-sh?" whispered the anxious
"True or lalse," continued her mother.
"1 wonder where Dr. Cameron is? I
wish ho would consent to live in town.
1 know he would make a fortune in a
short time, he is so skillful. We must
persuade him"?
"Curse him!" bitterly exeluinied
( 'barley, and a little scream from Agnes
following tho words which had escaped
tho lips of the sorely tried nu;n; tobl him
that, having exposed his presence, it was
the host time and place to charge the false
girl with perfidy.
In a moment more ho was facing her.
With compressed lips and Hashing eyes,
ha stood gnzhvg on her.
"Why, Charley ! Heavens! how yo'.i
frightened me! What is the niajtfer
with you ?" asked Agnes, really treuiltr
-l*"f "?" iiWkJmlrl ?K.. ot^M,lf^ tippp'irst'kfro
id' her lover.
".lfrpm your own lips I have heurd all.
Of tho old and the now, the true and
false. Oh, girl! And I have had such
perfect faith in you! Here, take hack
your ring!" And turning, he walked oil'
a few steps; when Mrs. Marvin, recover
ing her surprise, followed tpiiekly after
him, drew him into her own parlor, closed
the door, and raid :
?'Now, my boy, what do you mean?
Ali, I know tlii- has all come out of
Agues not tolling you the truth at once.
Well, well, I must do it now. You
"1 know, Madam, that the woman I
believed true is label"
"No, no! Agues false? Never, my
hoy. It is her?her? O dear! 1 wish
she would conic ami tell you herself!"
'"No matter, Madam. I have heard
already your words and hers while sitting
under tho wiuduw."
"No, no ! Indeed you mir.understood.
Agnes is not false?only one of her
I teeth !"
. Just at that moment Agnes came in,
and in words scarcely intelligible for the
merry lau^h that was continually rippl
ing forth, she told him she had broken
out of her front teeth, which, having been
filled, was very frail; that Doctor Came
ron was a dentist, and had replaced, it
ivith a now one; that he was tixing it
that morning when he eame in and found
the Doctor leaning over her chair.
Am! that day, at tin? dinner-table, while
eating tin almond, she had knocked out
and nearly swallowed the false one.
That was the secret of all that ha 1 given
him so much uneasiness.
"I really was very much worried about
telling you, Charley. I did not know
but you would feel bad that your lady
love had a false tooth !" continued
"A false tooth make mc feel had i
No, not if every tooth in your head wis
false, so that your heart is true, and you
arc my own love still," said Charley,
catching her in his anus.
"And you doubted mc, Charley ! How
could you, after all your declarations;
against jealousy, tool"
"Whin a man is tried as I have been,
and has beard bis love telling of tho old
and new, true aad false, be may be well
excused for thinking she was talking of
the love and lovor, and not of a tooth,"
answered Charley, looking a little om
barra * rd.
"Now you, will have a little more pa
tience with Malomn Upton, in a word,
you will have a sympathizing henrt lor
? ealous men?eh, Charley?" asked Agnes
"1 don't know about that. But I will
always say, after this, thut a person doe*
not know bow be will act until the time
of trial eo.nes, and counsel that we shall
never censure the weakness of another
until our own strength hn$ l?ccu well
proved," %
LI?1'_ .. 'J'l ?? ?"'mmmmm*2S?mmmmm1'm?~mS?
A Watoh Word?Tick.
A Nod Follow?Morpheus.
To relieve a Cold in the Head.?Blow
the organ.
Somebody says that every cord of wood
given to the jaior is re-cord-h! above.
"Out of sight, out of Oiind," at the wag
said when be saw a blind lunatic.
A noble heart, like tho sun, shows ita
greatest countenance in its lowest estat-.
On week days you buy your music by r
the sheet. Ol? Sundays vou have it by
* ? ? ?
Pen makers are a had lot. They make,
people steel pens, and then they say they
do write.
The young lady singer, who thought
she could make her voice clearer by
straining it, made a great mistake.
Narrow Souls.?It is with narrow
soulc-d people as with narrow-necked bot
tles,?the less they have in them, tho
more noise they make in pouring it out.
A hen-pecked hush.tml, who had mar
ried bis wife because she wai handsome,
declared that "a thing of beai ty was tt
jaw forever."
Cur mil*.?Sixty qua it? of strawberries,
from Charleston, S. C were selling on
Wednesday, in New York, at two dollars
and fifty cents per quart. These are tho
first of the season.
In its essence and purely for its own
sake: says Hall's Journal of Health,
neatness in found in few. Many a man is
neat tor appearance sake; there is an in
stinctive feeling that there js power in i*.
"When a man consults a physician or
a lawyer for the first time, or comes to
rent a house or borrow money, he will
come in bis best dress; a lady will call .n
her carriage. A man who means business
aid honesty comes as he is, just as you
will find him in his store, his shop, bis
counting-house. The most accomplished
jramblers dress well; the most enterprising
swindlers are faultlessly clothed; but
countless multitudes arc but whitewashed
sepulchres. Mauy dcu't care as long
as it will not be seen. Washington AIL
ston the great artist, the accomplished
gentleman suddenly left his friend stand
ing at the door of a splendid Boston
mansion as they were about entering for
a party, because be just remembered
that he had a hole in his stocking. It
could not be seen or known, but the very
knowledgo of its existence made him feel
that he was less a man than he ought to
be; gave him a feeling of inferiority.
When you sec a neat, tidy, cleanly,
cheerful dwelling thero you will find a
joyous loving happy family.

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