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“■1 C p a i i ^ ^ O | | B » 1 j a n l i l T H E PimjilSaSD ETBBX WKBSESEAT. C. C. K l ® E 3 ® 5 S i ~& SON, SDITOaS AND PROPRlEtdltS. T l b j E f c l V E S s The DSVOCBA.T ASU & a ZBT t *. -with phromo. viU bftsent taftny person for one year for «2 GO ia adraacs; or» tiie D bjco C 2 at . xk D 3 a ** ttib . w ithoat Ohromo. w ill h e sent 6o those Im n e in th e Conaty for # l 50 in adrance, and to those liv i n r o n t o f the^ t o a a ty f l 6a in adyanoe, po«t- aee paid. STo n e p e r d isaontinaed a a lesr ' —- xenrages are paid, except at the optio pnMiahers, rates of ABYERTISIKar One sq(naro,one'ire6k_..„~, One square,tw o w eeks—...,. One square, three w eeks— One square, onemonthr.....,— _ _________ 3 w One square, two months............................. 4 00 One square, three month3......«...n.....M... 5 Ud One square, s ix m o n ths.......................... 7 00 Onesciaare. one 12 00 <TWXI.T1E nixsa WAX* A. SQUASE.) iK>“A liberal disflount w ill be made to tliose wno adrertise by the year, for any Breater am o ant than a samate. ______ = • } § § VALUABLE T l L U G H O T ! i F o r ^ a l e AT HERKIMER, N Y. tb . m wrket,nfpripafe l m o n ths from nndersisned have oonolnded to p u t ' i sale, for theperiod of 5 :S from date, a lim ited num b er o f thei le r o f t h e if DESIRABLE VIUAQE LOTS, {originally forty-two in number,? carved o a t o f » valuable plat o f land whiel year, a t great expense. In tio n a l building facilities i n the v illage o f JSerki- y pnrcba8< r t o Afford Location of Lots. The w esterly terminus so called, upon which about teu rods soutbej tral and Hudson RI vl . ----- -- ----------- -------- eight rods easterly of the Setkimor Hydraulic Canal, and distant but & few toils from the Her- ld;mer_l>0pot. !TEe lots are sufficiently far from B a il B o a d to avoid the noiRe and bustle o f Sl SIZE OF LOTS, The lots are each fifty feet w ide, front and r eal, and one hundred and twenty-one and one-half feet deep, a n d laid out a t right angle? to ern Avenue,” which is fifty feet w ide ai ning in arikht line it w ords, \ a s Straight a . le n ith i or i n other O T J S i O I > I 3 S 3 X 0 3 5 s T . W e confidently assert that these lots are oom- parativaly dry and well adapted to building purposes, a n d are not subject to spring and fall inundations, barring a few lots a t t h e extrem e easterly terminus o f lh e \ Avenue,\ a n d that the soil is o f the hnest quality, both fbr gardening and fruit, r aising, in t h e M ohawk v a lley. PBICES OF LOTS AND TERMS OF SALE. Ve rill olK Utie lots at prioet tnapins rnm ninety dollars to two hundred and seventy-five dollars each, according to location. Our terms will be one anartor of purchase price .nd b alance payable in three eqi and three y id e ither by dow n ,an d in one. two a lly , secured e ith er h y a p i gage upon lo t or lots s o ld . vith interest a n a u - ived notes o y m o rt- HAP AHD fi£]OIB AL HTSFEOTIOH. A M ap o f this T a luah le T illage Addition has been m ade by W .S . Parker. Surveyor, end aan he seen asithe office Of t h e BTerkimer I>emotrat, where any further infom a ^ o n ' o n t h e subi e ct of th e s e lots can he obtained; A g e n e r a l inspection o f these lots is oordiatly extended to those in seaTch o f a v a la a b l e lo t u p - on which to build. Hated Heriimor, lehruary S4th, I8T5. C- 0 . WITHERSTIlSrE. JACOB H . W EB E E , HIP, HIP, HURRAH! OtTS CZTIZEiJS HATH HOIJHH OUT THAT Keeps the LARGEST a n d FRESHEST stook of ia town, Eehai Slio.alarge andnompletestoelc of choice brands of O X G - . a i J E l . S . Also, a complete stock o f Pocket Books, P laying Cards, Per- fmaery, H a ir Oil, B ead Penoils, S la te PoHoils, DzaTring Pencils, Peas aad A a d thelargestand besiAssorfrneniof B Q x ; p . a :3? e ; k I hare a Targe a n d oom p le te stook o f SOHOOL BOOKS AKD SlATESj J S e ^ .f'S g iiO .a S c o - T k e e p all k ind s o f - V11.GETAELES H - H . W i - T H E f t S T I H E , Cf C n ixtrst a f s o v e l ^ c s t Herkimdr, N. Y.^ tCOIfOMY LEADS TO W EA L til. T O H H W - B K O W i r fteam Hyeing m i Okamag b s t a b l i s h m e n t . j S W « » 4 DEWOGBAT ESTABUSH E O 184Z .] j f i L . 3 E y X 3 L . X e X ' y * X ‘ X L i i 3 B 8 3 g \ j l B L X . « X s . 'F S ■ C a - j O i . l 5 S i 3 B i . * g [ ? ‘ .'g t ? ‘ 3 B S ; . 'tG A Z E T T E E S T J S |B U S H E tH 8 6 3 C ; O. W I T K E R S T I N E & S O N , P r o p r i e t o r s . Tb© Union an d th e C o n s titutions T E R M S s - ^ S . G O A Y E A B . Y O M M E I ^ X I T . H E R K I M E R , W H H H I S D A T M A Y 1 2 , 1 8 7 5 . l U M B l R 3 9 . ^ — w O N m s B O O N s r B P . W« were giitlaf on the door X rem em ber i t s e w e ll; , , She was Half in Ebadow biddien ~ Save w here t h e m oonlight fellr A n d the dear head restinir, * ' “ V softbjrOarjiiiaiPe I know we talked but little, And a t last, beneath the stone. W e heard the c ricket c h irping ' So c learly a ll ajope. ' T ill my heart h a d mustered c ourage To t e ll h e r then a n d there H o w tor h er sweet sake truly ’Iw o u ld a ll things do a a i dare. H o w w e ll I now r emember That, turniog fast sway, - 1 would not heed the whisper That softly bade me stay. Till, at the low g ate turning, H er face once more to see. v, I saw the tear-drops s h ining In the eyes that foUo wed m e. A h ! then, with heart fast h e a ting. To h e r side I turned again; Ton do not love another? . Your woTdg were only plfcy ? Look up and Answer truly— Madge, m u it I go away ?” Again the dimples gathefed, B*en w h ile the moon's puYo light Betrayed the tears s t ill shining Like dewdropS soft and bright. *^My heart was mine no longer; I have g iven it, 'tis t r u e : Why codld you not h a v e waited— Beoause—ahl I m eant you T* UNDER THE VIOLETS. BY OLgym WBKDBCt. H0M1I3. But not beneath a graven stone. To plead for tears with alien eye*; A slender cross o f wood alone Shall say that here-a m aiden lies Jn peace beneath the peaceful skies. And gray old trees o f h u g est limfe , Shall w h e el their circling shadows round. To make the scorching aunlight dim That drinks the greenness irom ttfe ground. And drop their dead leaves on her monnd.- W hen o'er their h ows the squirrels run. And through Sheir leaves the robins c a ll. And, r ipening in the a utumn sun. The acorns and t h e e b e stuats fall. Doubt n o t that she w ill h e e d them all. For her the morning choir s h all sinv Its matins from the branobes hi Andbl“ the bnrm^-dxSt’ III leaves and blossoms to the gkie*. Bo may the sopl that warmed it rise! Ifa.ny. born orMudlier’lood. b ebould ask, What maideu iioa below ? Say only this; A tender bud, That trie*l to fotossom in the snow. Lies wltheEci where the tiolets blow. THE OLD HOME. An out-door q u iet h e ld the earth Ben'eath the-winter moon. The orioket chirped in ooayqnirth. And the kettle oroaned upon thg heMurih, A sweet old fashioned tune. - The bid clock ticked a drowsy rdee W ith the clicking o f the orioket, And-md coals in the chimney place Beeped ont with many a rosy face, ^ L ike berries in a thicket. The erane’a arm. empty, s tuck o n t stiff. And tinware on the s h elves . Twinkled and winked a t e very gliff. In the fiiokering fire light as if They irbispeie& to thooiselYt!i Ths good dame, in herrnffiedoap. Counted h er stitches slowly. And the old naan, with lull many a gap. Read from the Big Book on bis lap,' . i'ho g!?o4 words, wise aud holy. The o ld cloek oliokod; the o ld a n n read, . H is deep v o ice pausing, low e ring: The-goed wife nodded, dropped hor heed— ' The lid* of both WMO hoavy m loud— They w e r e e o u n d asleep and snoring. Oh. h a le o ld c o u p le! sw eet each dream, TSTHle-alt t h e m ilk-pan* HI ting— Paay-paint* her .whisker* ip t h « « f e a a . Till John and the belatodteam Bring M aggie frem t h e QuUti&g^ M ay Time, T pray, when falling years M ake t h i s my v o ice and thrapple. Find my last days o f life like theirs A s sw eet with ohildren's love and prayers, And lik e a jginter apple, A filET OE EIOWEES. 0 flower* of wondreus loveliness} , W hat m emories strange arise ' A s « l l your beauty, rich a n d r are, .1 drink with eager e y e s l . 0 meadows of my childhood’s home I - 0/or«ats dark and deepi - 0 mountains where X med to roam FarupH ierook-crow n e d -steopl - • 1 s e e them a l l ; I feel the w ind ^ playing a m id my h a irj I even scent thro v ery breath Of violets o n the air,' IffO o thers haVBSeemed h a lf ao sweet Since from' that sp-itl strayed : HV> others halfs.o fair tome A< those iu that wild glade, X h ear the babbling torrent leap, 1 feel a hand in m ine 1 Again X stray in those green paths AS OHM ia \auld laug W M ,” 0 heavy, heavy, grow* the air, A mist creeps o’er my view; Dear skinu 1 £ see my buried friend; Those are her e yes o f b lue 1 All loe. ail ma 1 ’two* but'a dream; B ^ k M w 5 |h a ? f? h e ” ^^ And-1, o f earth, the pain. — (Tiara j!<sfeto», : EIRERIDN EiN D iEg. A woman sa t h y the embers’ glow, ' >< And dreamed of the beautiful long ago. And the was a ohitd axain: Friend* o f h e r y o a th-w e r g a r o u n ih e r now— H ever a furtow on c h eek o r brow. And neverathoughfcof pain; And brightor far than the embers’ g low - - Was th e woman’s dream of loag ago, “Home, sweet, sweet home,” she beholds onoe W h ere eunbeame b r ight h iss t h e c ottage floor ^ And e h a sethesiw d o w s away, Dear hom e n e st I o n ,the brow o f the hilL The silvery brook, the q u aint old m in. Where the waters laugh uod play] E ’en-the o ld wheel, turning t o and fro. Made musiof sw eet in the long ago. Father and mother are her* oncamore. She plays<agaiu. by the c o ttage door. A ll o f the loved one.s a re there; She kneel* t gain by h er trundle bed. A dear hand rests once more o n her h e ad. She lisps h e r e v ening p rayer; And-*e b r ight a s those the angels know : W ere c a ildh e o i's dreams in t h e lon g ago. i T h e dreamer awakens, weary, and o ld t The ember* are black, the hearth i? c o ld; F r i e n d s s h l l ^ ^ S S ' r / o I S f J * ^ Sleep 'neath winter’s snow, orauminer’sftower** TH E LITT L E m O T H E E . ' The poor coaHiraver was dead j aod when Lis widow paid for his cofSa and Kill oh,, bad ted “ And H e does know, dnaen’t H e ?” asked Haity, her oldest little girl.— “ Jt±e known everythin\ ” lild,” sail nd He’ll s ho doubt, though I’m hpt to be mis- 1 the docter’g and gtecer’a bill, s ad just forty^-three cents left, and bat was all. ** And, now what I ata 0 do the Lord only knows,” said she. “ Yes, child,” said the norrowful woman j “ and He’ll show me, I mak( t r u s t f u l . ” , T h ^ were sitting in their little kitchen, and the evening shade* were -'ming on, when a man walked gent- in.' It- wa* th© overseer o f the laving-room in the big mill.- ®lir . „ I have houseroom and bread. One of the weavers is jgoiag away» and . thought I’d ofier her place to yoa.— Yon used to be good at the ioomr” Tears filled the widow’s eyes. “ Th< Lord has Beni you, I make no doubt,’ she aflgwered; \ but wholl take care of the baby and Hatty while I’m in the mill, I wonder ?” “ Mother,” said the little girl, “ I ’ll take care of baby, and myself, too. I’ll be mother to us both.”' “ Can you ^mother’ yourself, .Hat- tyT’ asked the overseer, smiling. “ P il try,” said Hatty. “-I am almost afraid to leave you 80 much alone ” said the widow,. Won’e oiir Heavenly Patlisr take care of us?” asked the child. “ Can’t we be Hfs little sparrows - '* Yes, Hatty, yea ” said her. moth- “ You trust God better than I do.” “ Come to the' mill to-morrow morning,” said the man, getting opto go. So the next morning she went early to ffpesd the long day among the spindles, leaving her little home in charge o f Hatty. Hatty was only eight and a half, but she was a stont^little thing, with Strong arms and a loving heart.— “ Now I’m *^mother,*” she said fo herself, “ and I must behave accor­ dingly.” For\a few days, while iqg ‘mother’ was a new thing, she got along nicely 5 but the baby grew rest­ less, and poor Hatty was sometimes at her wits’ end,to heep him in good,hu­ mor. She used to get her playthings, until the room lobked as if Disorder were its mistress} but when he was a s l e e p s h e p u t e v e r y t h i n g in its p l a c e , ilace for overything, ipli in its place when “ Do you nofc somelimes g$t out of patience, Hatty ?” “ Bonietimes X feel tired*” she said; “ but when I put him in the cradle and rock him to sleep, I get rested ; he looks'so sweet, aod I lOvo him so.” . Once she had a visitor that fright­ ened her—a strange woman who came Sell h im !” -cried Hatty f ‘ world and the moon and skies coul not buy himi^ Nobody should ha^ him—I ’ ' ' ’ ■ “ ’ * ^but C i ;one to Ood, and she supposed- God iftd A right te them. Tbfe-IiUle girl I'alfiHsd the duties of her emnll ephere so well that, the neighbors gave her the name of “ Paithful Hatty,” and by that name ebewgi|m a ied. T ake the GosieEL away , akd W h a t ?—fa k e the gospel away, and what a mockery i» human philosophy I I once met a thoughtful scholar who told me that for years he had read ev­ ery boofc which assailed the religion of Jesus Christ. He said that he ihould h$Ye become an infidel i f it had notheen for tbrte things; . “ First, I am a man. I am going somewhere. I am ftc^night a day nearer the grave than last night. I .have read ail that they can tell me. There k not one solitary ray of light upon the darkness'. They shall not take away the only guide and leave me stone blind. “ Secondly, I had a mother. I saw ber go down into- the dark valley where 1 am going, and she leaned Upon an unseen arm as .cal ml j as a child- goem to sleep upon th e breast of a mother. I know that was not a Thirdly,” he said« with tears in ayefl,; “ I have three mother: daughters. They have no protector I wmildrather kUHhem ill ■ Jiis eyes,; “ I have three motherless daughters. They have no protector but myself. I Wcmldratber k than leafe.them in this slnfoi world if yon could blot out from it all the teachings of the gospel.”— W h .i;g^l6, B ring T hem to C hhroh —One o f the s ins o f parents, that w ill h e -viBited on their chUdreute the third and fourth generations is the prsvailiug licsnse given them to slight the servi­ ces of the sanctnary. Unless our children, are brought to tha house of God, they will not badikely to resort to it as they advance in years, and lostbg . th© advantages of early im* presfious from the gospel, it will not b©‘ comeinaccei Peeahytenan, MQUS from the gospel, it will not ttrangeif, laler in life, they fee- ainaccessible to its appeals, lerfectio) do, not'be astonished at the divemity of imperfections; for im^sfection is nofc greater merely because it is noosu- »1. Behave like the bees—suck the honey from a l l , flowers and herhB.*— St, Prancts de M r ’C X o d w l d v e . K itty Day’s S tfatsgem. Such a little witch aa she was, this Kitty Day, of whom I write. She couldn’t help flirting 4f she’d tried, and it wasn't hop fault, of courgo, if men were taken in by the round, childish face and great innocent blue eyes. For there were eeeres o f them, and Kitty went on her way rejoicing —completing tbeir bewilderment by th© sby looks and smiles and binsbef, that really meant nothing, but were very effective, nevertheless. But, in an unlucky hour for Kitty, she said, “ Yes” to a dark, melancholy' young man, who had been her shadow for months. She wasn’t in earnest, bat did it for the “ fan o f the thing,” and because she wanted to.know hpW it fait to be “ engaged.” It resulted •seriously, however, tor in spite\of exj- press eoininaods to the contrary, the Csuiior went directly to her all about at . _ ttight, , behind the tea-urn with such a comical accepted auiior went directly^ father and told him all a it. Mr. Day looked at his daughter xnlschievously that nigh as she sat aasumptior'of dignity. *‘ So rm to lose my littio house­ keeper before long, am I ? ” questioned he, significantly. “^Why, papa, what do you mean ?” and^Kitty blushed scarlet. “ Mr. Gilbert .called on me to-day. He is an excellent young man, and the son Of‘one o f m y Oldest friends,— I heartily approve o f your choice, m j “ H e promised to keep the engage­ m e n t a se c r e t , ” s a i d E l i t t y ; in . a v e x e d tone. “ So he told me, but concluded afterward to break his promise rather For is 3 prom ably. than act dishonoral wouldn’t have been quite fair to have concealed the engagement from me.” “ I don’t know why, I ’m sure. It’s only a bit of fun, anyway. I never meant to marry him.” Mr. Day looked at her severely. “ I am pot jesting,” she added, pst^ tishly. “ He threw himself intoauch a passion that I was fairly frightened into, saying ‘yes,’ and sorry enough I’ve been for it since;” “ Are you in earnest, K itty?” “ Yes, I am,” and the blue eyes flashed defiantly.' “ Is it possible that a daughter of mine has so Iktia feeling and princit ‘iNow, papa, what is the use of lecturing ? Yon know me of old ; I’m in trouble and want you to help me out of it.” “ But you’ve given your word, Kitty, and must; abide by it.”^ “ Didn’t he break his f” Yes, and was justified in dolngso. But you are not. Still, ri,l give you a choice o f two evils. If you think marrying young Gilbert one. Few girls would. Either keep your ppomise and make the best of circumstances, or break it and pass the winter in the country with your Aunt Dorothy. For I ’m not going to have yon play fast and loose with men’s hearts after this fashiOb.” ,_ ly . ------ written there ; and filled With sadden dismay, she began to plead for a re­ prieve o f the sentence. But Mr; Day, wouldn’t listen.— “ You can utey in the city and partic­ ipate in Its gaieties on one condition only, and. ^afc I ’ve mentioned,” hA said. “ W as-ever anything so ^rovokr in g r mattered Kitty, after her fa-' ther had gone down town. Aunfc Dorothy lives in a forlorn-looking old place, and it’* a perfect wUdernee* all around k^,. and papa knows t h a t ^ e is th&orossest old Mdid iq eiistence. But I’ll be even with bim yet.” next mor ' \ \ entioij o f papa,' if should grow tired o f the engagement after .knowing me better, you’ll not puniahi^ioe for that, wili you?’^ and her eyes trembled mischievously. “ Certainly not, my child. What a question to ask.” But K itty had a motive for it. A plan had suggested itself to her mind for outwitting both. Hither anddovef. But she didn’t mean to hurry, and be­ gan to pave the way for it success caufionsly. As good luck would have it, who s h o u l d call-o n . h e r t h a t m o r n i n g buc cousin Joe, the firm ally and abettor of ail her childish mischief, and. as ready to help her now as then. “ U h l if90, such trouble as I ’m In,” .and she clasped her hands with a pret­ ty little geefcaro o f appeal, “ Whak-^you, KHty?” Is yonr canary bird fractiouS|^ or is iteome- _ sr ] ;ty looked at ly that he was sobered in a minute. “ Tell me all about it,” he whis­ pered. “ I'm engaged,” and i f shjc’d been announcing her own funeral, she couldn’t have done It in a more solemn voice. Joe- flushed np to the roots o f bis hair, and clasped and unclasped his hand in a nervous sort of way, but didn’t say suythiog. Elitty Walohed him malicionaly.— “ I l’s.te that young Gilbert* He’s a splendid fellow, and has, great dark eyes and the dearest little moustaeliQ’ Yon know him, dou’fe you ?” “ 3So—^yes—a Httle,” stammered Joe, to the delight o f hia listener,— “ But what’s - tba trouble about? Won’t your father consent?” and be looked 80 utterly wretched that Kitty, with a faint tw in^ of remorse/ has­ tened to tell him the true state o f the fi.ee. “ Well, I don’t know,” she antwer- ed meditatively. “ I never looked into Ihfi mftfctsu muhh. lauppose hs’s as good as any one, but I ’m not in a marrying mood at present.” Joe’s countenance fell agai \W ill yoa tell me just what want?” said he a little-sternly. “ Now don’t be cro89,'Jbe; you’re the only friend I have in the world,” and Kitty raised her soft ©yes implor- logly. He was raolified; at once. “ W h y p t f ------ ___ at Aunt Dorothy’s.- I ’ve a college friend in the neighbor­ hood, and can visit you occasionally,” Poor J o e l the idea havin'g.faer all £0 himself was delightful, and he waited for her answer with BUbdueiP eagerness. \ “ Isthafctheonlyplan tbathasocenr- red to you ?” answered Kitty, sarcMti-' Cally j vnu liavfln*ferminh rnirennifcv i f you Oai getting ^ nO intention of becoming an animated fossil. Kow listen to what I propose.” •nu-- — J -,jot,'aad .. ............ the two ...11 bent close together when yeang Gilbert called, an hour later. H e entered unannounced,’ and Kitty gave such a start and blush at sight of him that Joe’s hopes again sank to zero. But' if he had been sen­ sible, he would have known that her embarrassmeut'was the result of sur­ prise rather than emotion. She was very arch and winning that morning until after Joe left (the little witch knew h® was on nettles all the time;) then she changed her tactics a n d grew cold and distant. “ So you bad to tell papa, after all,” she sneered; “ men- can’t keep a secret.” Her lover tried to explain, but she would not listen, and gave him such a rating as -wo“ld have done credit to the shrillest and noiseafc o f viragos. “ Is this a specimen of her tem­ per ?” thought he, escaping .into the street as soon as possible. “ Who’d have thought her soft eyes could flash 80 , or the lines o f her face sharpen in ich a curious way ? She really look- was somethiDg that sounded like a bottle whizzing through the air and efashing up. againgt the walL Then a man’s groan was beard distinctly. “ O I i]^tty, how could you ?” said he* cousin, reproachfully ; “ You’ve cut my cheek - terribly} sec how the blood funs.” Gilbert didn’t wait to hear any more, hat fled from the hoase, xesolv- ed that he wouldn’t marry such a vix­ en, though she had the face and form of a Hebe. -The front door had no sooner closed on him, than the actors in the above drama went pfl into spasms o f merri­ ment. K itty stood revealed in the gas light with dress uninjured; there was not a cut to be seen on Joe’s face; the child, was nowhere visible. “ Oh I oh I \was too funny I” gasp­ ed K itty; “ that whine would have deceived anybody, ’twas so natural,— I half started myself thinking ’twas really a child’s voice instead of yours.- You deserve • a reward of merit for Such splendid acting.” “ Give me one then, and let me choose it myself,” whispered Joe. “ Well, what will you have?” and she looked up archly. “ Yourself.” Whab a modest demand 1” There .Wfts a mocking etnile on his lips, but her eyes fell beneath his. “ Do you think' 80 ?” and taking the mischievous little face between ^ hands, he scanned it-closely.— ed dangerous,”^ Had he le seen Kitty laugh and clap her hands as he vanished from the scene, he’d have been more puzzled than ever. s next time they met she greeted, rith such a charming sjnile, and d 3D native and unconseious, that this Jittle episode Would have passed from his memory if it hadn’t been for one circumstance. little at firet finally submitted with a very good grace. “ ’Tis well to be off with the old love before' you are on with the new,” wblspeced he slyly. “ Gilbert’s done for, and I ’ve stepped into his place.’ “ But he didn’t treat me in thh way,” pouted she. “ I hope not. ’Twould be worse for him if he had. I ’d shot him in a min- ute,” and Joe tried to look beligerent, but failed wofuUy. M r.'Day was surprised the next morning by a c a lf from Kitty’s late suitor. The ycung luan-seemed ill at is 0 , and-stammered a .great deal in taking Ms errand known. ■“ I understand, sir, that insanity is hefediiary in your family,” he began, awkwardly, “ and—and—” he paused and tried 4;o colleet his ideas—“ 'that Kitty’s aunt and grandmother died in a lunatic asylum.” _ “ A ll a mistake,”, responded Mr. Bay, pompously. “ There was never a ease o f insanity, either among my own kindred, or that of my late wife’s.” , ' JSe accidently (?) overheard a c011-. arsatipn between her cousin and i ther ereutleman 1 - H ittv was the the G o t h e r g e u t l e m a n 1 K i t t y w a s t h e t h e m e o f th e d i s c o u r s e . \She's a dear little girl, bqt a reg' ular lyirago,” said Jae^ “ -Everybody is. afraid of her when she gets into one of her tantrums.' She just raves and ----- — -I. a way that is perfectly There's a taint o f insanity in the blood, you know; her aunt and grandmother died in a lunatic asy­ lum.” - Yqun^ Gilbert listened, shudder- g. \*Thes 0 words explained the .scene at had puzzled him beforehand awakened forebodings for the future. “ You saw her father came down last week with his hand all. bandaged up, continued Joe. , Poor old gentle­ man !—^twas K itty .did the misehiefl for in one o f her augry fits «h® threw a flat-iron aero^. the Aabla, aad -Mfc him in the temple. He’s aaxiqaa her o% and I hear . hannw. man ” 3 happy m individual turned pale. H e remembered .Mr. B a y ’s eagerneaa forwarding his suit, and.the wish he had expressed that his ddugfater’s marriage should take^placeatan eari ly date. Though his Ipve fop K itty was as-strong .as, bis shallow nature was capable o f feeling, a vixenish wife would be unendurable. But,, wasn’t It possible her eptirin was mistaken, -or had colored the picture a little too highly? H a resolved to wait for further developments. ' They came speedily. A week after he Lulled on Kitty —jusfc at dusk'—and was ushered by mistake (?) into the library. /The door b e t^ e n that and . e dining-room stood jfligiitly ajar J * - womsbu’s sfiriU v o i c e r e a c h e d Mm. from thence.’ .W as it-K itty? he recogUixed It;- he had beard it once before, pitched imlhesamO high key. “ Don’t tell me yon didn’t mean to,” she sereeehed, more like a mad woman than anything 'else,” \ You did, yoa did, yoa wretched little imp I” Then there-was the sound of *■ heavy blow and the shriek o f a c h ild.. “ Oh! don’t, don’t, Mias Kitty^!” wailed a p itiful vofoe; ‘Mtwas sp dark I couidii’e-BeB’wheft yon ran npp againstgainst me,and then I stumbled 1 n a md fell and the pitcher g o t , broken^ and tried to keep the milk off yoiir pretty dress, put .I couldn’t.” •“ Yoa stumbled and fell,” mimick- hlow that iresooaded threngh the room. “ Stop your snivelling; too.— Do you hear ? I ’ll make yen, if you The sobs were hushed up, and Kifc« ty went on, “ tww the prettiest dress 1 had, and it’wspbilfc completely, and *11 through'your carelessness, yon lit­ tle imp, 0 h , 4 f I only had a raw- hide f ’Twould do me good to yon just such & whipping He brightened up wonderfully.' \^\^he^yoa^^n’t love ih« naan after | out o f Kitty, let thafc child alone,” said & new voicA Qilherl recognized it «s herccasin’s . ' “ I shall do no such thing. Get aOXEEB.” But your daughter, sir, has a pe- and asking the angola te guide ar dispositionf w i find it W t % t of hsp children to wgM paths, culiar disposition, and I find i t Isn’t suited to mine at all. We should he miserable together, I desire, there­ fore, to -withdraw from the engage-' “ And have yon told her this?” thundered hia listener, white with -»e. For Mr. Day really had a vio- ;t temper, and didn’t, need to feign its possession, like Kflity. ' ' - “ Bear me I the father is worse than the daughter,” thought the young man. Alond he answered, “ Oh, n o ; I came to you first.” (The fact was he ’didn’t dare face Kitty with any inch proposition.) Well, sir, a ll I have to say is, that you are a mean, contemptible villain, .ndifv ’ « ' - prayers auciau^ VUAXbCJLUpbiUI you don’t get oufe4)f my- office this minute, I ’ll kick yon downstairs,” and before the words were iktrly out of Mr. Day’s mdoth he started to m a k e M s t h r e a t g o o d . Young Gilbert made 4 hasty re­ treat, honvinced that not only Kitty, hut Mr.-Day, also, were partially in­ sane, ' K itty listened demnfely to her fa­ ther’s version o f the affair, Lnd the anathemaa he hurled against her rec­ reant lover. Once, though, during that- narration, she shook so with laughter that h© looked at her suspi- ciaosly. But she put on at once sneh an air-of wretchedness that ho ascrib­ ed it te mortification and wounded pride. It was not till two years after­ wards that he learned the truth, and Kitty, was married to'Joe,- who, I for­ got to m.j, was not her own cousin, though she called him so, but a sort of distant relation, Mr. Day received ,i- _ ----- lation-good I ys been his s_ ready enough to laugh with the rest over th© way in which he had been outwitted. who doubts that a motht h e a r d in h e a v e n ? I never had a mother to shed tears over me.\ ' . T h e w o r d s o f th© ro b b e r m i g h t b© the words ofmftny evil-doers. “ No mother^* means aching hearts, burden­ ed minds, deadly woes, and paths which lead dfown to ruin. Heaven be kind to the iad who must battle the world without a mother’s tears, prayers, and boundless love to give him courage I . .. . A NEGR^*HIL0S0PHER. During th e war s the Cincinnati Gazette, wrh egrScholastlcus^ ftbald pate and a barber were traveling together. Halt­ ing in a desert, they agreed each to keep awake for four hours. Watch the h a ^ a g e in tarn,^ It fell to the harher’a Jot to watch first, and ho, bebg a\ wag, played the foolish fellow the trick of shaving Ms head before waking. Mm a t the end of his rratch. ArousM from his shooscj the fool be­ gan to rub his head, and finding that it was bald, aaid to himself, *iThis barber ' k a poor for-haught, for, by mistake, he bus awakened the bald pate instead of .me.” . “ \Why Jimmy,” said one pro- !«innni boornrt\r to auother, “ are you y f It’s on— c off already ? ” “ No VAl fessional be^ going to ku( ly two o’clock.” “ Ho, you mutton head,” responded the other, who was ene'flpred' in unhneklracr flis crutch, - -- c . fe oa the oth­ er kne®. TTou don’t suppose a fellow can ^beg a ll day on the. same leg, do Young men, never say „di© when there’s a pair-o-dice within yonr Baitroads.have now three gna- :s*-*a broad gauge, a narrow gasge, and a mortgage. »® »The« _ nomhar o f fixed stare seen out o f th© way and mind your own ©t any oa.« time fey tfea'Oftked eyo,^i# busm in f ” fiht s h r i^td j « n ^ tiif re estimated at ana thoasand. The other day when a stern and dignified Judge ordered a prisoner to sto d up and offer objections, if he had any, to being sentenced to prison for a long term o f years, the prisoner rose and said : I never had a mother to shed tears over me!” His words entered every heart in the great court-room. H e was a rough, had man, in the. middle age of life, and he had been convicted o f burg­ lary, but every heart softened towards him as bis Kps uttered the words.— He felt what he said, and tears rolled down his cheeks as he continued .* “ I f I had had a mother’s love i ar thother’s teare—-some one to plead with me and pray for me—I should not be what J am Afal that’s it I There is a power in a mother’s love, and :n her tears, and pleadings, and prayers, whose in­ fluence is hardly to be realized. God pity the lad who has no home to go to~no mother to whom ha can tell hia troubles, and griefs—no one to put her arms around his neck and whisper to Heaven to keep him in right paths I There is no heart like a mother’s heart. Her child may wound it again and again, and pierce it with a sword, and yet it has only love and affection for him. It is the first to excuse Ms faults—the last to condemn. There is no -love like s mother’s love—so endearing, so ten­ der, so far reaching. It is lavished upon the child in the cradle, and it follows the boy over the ocean. It CEEMAlTOir, ■ A newargnmenfcfor cremation xrises gray©.” When Quiret, the republican historian, was buried the other day, in Paris, multitudes stood bareheaded in the March-wind. It is a very frequent circumstance that people ill delicate health, unstrung by watching* and grief, especially men, who alone are asked to uncover the head, absolutely bare, are very easily struck with a fatal chill by standing on the damp ground during the final burial acene. A London paper says calls up the wanderer the first thing in the morning, and stays with him ^es. When iffspring 0 wicked and until sleep closes his eyes. Wh a mother’s love for her offspring diet out he may he called too too wretched to live among men. There are no tears like a mother’s tears. Nothing can so lighten the sorrow of U'child—nothing so restrain a mind wandering into evil paths.— The man who looks back over his ebiidhr-^ ------ childhood and ; 1 nothin much as that he bronght and sadness to a fond mot Everytear a mother sheds over sorrow mother’s wayward great book, for it. rard child is recorded in th© and he shall answer There are no prayers like A moth­ er’s prayers—-none that reach so far and are so earnest. The wanderer on foreign shores feels this in his heart, and he is thankful to'-heaven that he can feel it, Kneeling at her bedside WOJ ng the war a correspondent of icinnati Gazette, writing from the Oumbe.rland river, gives the fol- loffifig humorous collofluy with a philosophical darkey t I noticednpon the hurricane deck an elderly darkeyj with a. very philosoph­ ical a n d \ retrospective, oast o f counte­ nance, sqaatted upon his bundle, toaBtlng; his shins again^st th© ©him- ney, and plunging into a state of pro­ found medifcfrtion. Finding, upon in­ quiry, that he belonged to the 9th I ll­ inois, one o f tha mosfc gallanlly behav­ ed and heavy losing Tegiments at Fort Bonaldsbn battle, and a part of which was aboard, I began to inforr^ ;ate him upon the .sabject. H is phi- osophy was so much in the Falataffi- an style, that X will give Ms views in his own-words, as near as my memory ^rves me i “ Were j o u in the fight ?” “ Had a little taste o f it, aa.” “ Stood your ground, did you ?” “ No, sa, I runs.\ “ B un at.first fire, did y o a l” '■ “ Yes, and would have ran sooner, had I knowed it war cornin’,” Why, that wasn’t very creditable tQ year coorago.” . “ 3>at isn’fe in my lin.©, sa—cookin’s my perfesMon.” “ But have you no regard for your reputation ?’’ “ Beputation’s auffin to me by de side Ob life.” “ Do yon consider yonr life worth morU than other people’s ?” “ It’s worth more te me> sa.” “ Then you must value your life ipyMghly?” ,. Tes, ea, I does ; more dan all dijs world; more dan a million qb dollars, sa ; for what would dat he ^ r t h - t o ft man wid d© href bufcof Mm? Self- preserbation am de fust_ law wid me*” “ But why should you act upon a different rale foom other- men ?” - “ Beeause dlffarent men set differeiit valbeaupon their lives; mine isj not in. d© market.” , . . Ah old lady, on hearing that a yoang friend lost Ms place on ac- count of fl .misdem^aaor, flxclftimed,. “ Miss Demeanor t Dost his place on account of Miss Demeanor J W eil, .m r A Ghicago boy o f ten says that when hia parents get into a .fight,,and hi» mother eniis far » AftHrun and Ms father yells for the steve-liwsdle, lie is plfieed in a mort embarraMing posi­ tion, ash© tewteute j^fcliekod, nc »l*{ter whoh8iMiiAi. i . chill by I I during t D u r ia i scene. A . JLoedon paper says that the fatal sickness resalting from attending interments even beneath the shelter of Westminster abbey, have carried off prematurely many o f the noblest men o f England j men whom the country could ill spare. Perhaps this law of nature, in the case o f the abbey, is one o f the merciful restraints of Providence, to keep that splendid s e p u l c h r e fr o m f i l l i n g u p w i t h , t h e bones o f mediocrity. I f so, the Jaw is Dot safficiently known to have ranch deterrent effect, for there is constant and \Suecessful effort on the parfc of raoarnersand “ distinguished friends” to bury there men Whose fame will be brief, and whom the morrow shall lican. more .—^ringjield JSejemb- KISSIKG IH C H n iA It is a singular fact that the custom of kissing is altogether unknown in China. The Chinese, indeed, have do word or terra expressing love as we understand the tender passion. An American Naval officer voyaging Chiaaward, narrates aa amnslng expe­ rience of the ignorance of the Chinese maidens of the science of kissing.-— Wishing to complete a conquest he had made of a young m eijin (beauti­ ful lady), he invited her—using the English words—to give Mm a Mss. Finding her comprehension of his re­ quest sonaewhat obscure, he suited the action to the word and took the deli­ cious kiss. The girl ran aWay into another room thoroughly alarmed, ex­ claiming, “ Terrible man eater! I shall be devoured!” But in a mo­ ment, finding herself uninjured by the salute, she returned to his side, say­ ing “ I would like^to learn more of your strange rite. .Ke-e-e-es me I” He knew it wasn’t right, but he kept on instructing her - in th© right of “ ke-e-e-es” until she knew how to do it like a native Yankee girl, and, a f­ ter all that, she suggested a second course by remarking, “ Ke-e-e-es me some more seen, mee-lfee-kee I” (Anglice—American), and the lesson went on until ,her mamma’s voice rudely awakened them from their de­ licious dreams. SHE MAY NOT HAVE LOVED HIM. woman never quite forgets the who has once loved her. She may not have loved Mm; she may, indeed, have given him the “ no,” in­ stead of the “ yea” he hoped for ; but the remembrance that he desired a “ yea” always softens her thoughts of him, and would make him, were he reminded of it, a friend forever.— There may be girls who make a jest :rded suite ~s; ' ’ icarded suitor but they are generally very young, and the wooing has been something that did not he- tokeu much depth of tenderness, There are mercenary ofiers, too, that ■nly \awaken scorn and bate i » the iman wooed for money and not for srself; but, really, to have touched\ a man’s heart is something not te be forgotten wMIe she lives. P osthumous W it .— A n old lady, ninety years of age, very wealthy, and full of wit, died recently at Fontaine­ bleau in France. Her will contained this provision j “ I leave to my phy­ sician, whose enlightened care and wise prescriptions have made me live long, all that is contained in the old oaken chest in my boudoir. The key of the chest wiU be found under the mattress o f my bed.” The heirs warn much disturbed, for they foresaw a material diminution of their share ^of the property. The fortunate and expectant physician at length arrived. The notary delivered to him the key of the chest. It was opened and found to contain solely all the druj pa- and .potions atllL intact - which Worthy physician had given his tient for twenty years back ! The King of Persia once or- tred Ms vizier to make out a list -of all the fools in his dominions. He did so, and put Ms Majesty’s name'at the head of them. The King asked Mm why, to which he immediately answered, “ Because you intrusted a lac of rupees to men you don’t know to buy horses for you a thousand miles off, and who’ll never.come back.J’ “ Ay, but suppose they come back ?” “ Then I shall erase your name and insert theirs.” 8 ?*“ My dear Amelia,” said a dandy, “ I have long wished for this opportunity, bat hardly dare Apeak now for fear you will reject me ; but I love you, say will you be mine.— Your smiles would shed—” and then he came to a pause; ” your-smiles would shed—” and then he paused again, “ Never mind the wood-shed,” replied Am elia; “ go on with your pretty talk.” The strange delusion of a wo­ man in Worcester, Mo., was thatatsa certain; hour on a certain,flay she would, die. The impression was so strong that the attending pHysIcan feared that the prophecy Might, in her nervous condition, prove true. H e -therefore gave her a powerful narcotic a fevr hours before the time fixed in .hermind, and caused her to sleep un­ til long after it had passed. ^L o v e nothing but what is just and honorable; fear nothing but what ia ignoble; and hat© notMng but dis­ honesty. i ^ Wfaea starting in life, we see an infinitude open, how narrow the horiten at last which « wise man is able te spaa \~ScfMer, li^ il © tii'il ii' ' i,~ ' ‘ fS r Shades o f night i window oar-

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