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“ Franklin Job Office,” Athens, Ga.
All work entrusted to his care faithfully, correctly
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JanlS ing with the hardness of the times. tf
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Groceries, Dry Goods,
HARDWARE, SHOES AND BOOTS,
April 6 Athens, Ga.
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From Arthur’s Home Magazine.
BITTER AND SWEET.
BY MRS. MARY A. DE.YISON.
Hadn’t you better lie down, now,
John ? It’s getting very late; you will
be worse to-morrow.”
Her eyes, sad, faded and tearful,
sought tbe little mantel clock, and then
rested anxiously again upon the face of
“ No dear,” replied the sick man,
shaking his head, while the rich uncut
curls dapeed upon his pallid cheek, and
a singular expression crossed his counte
nance. “ I think I’ll sit a little longer
yet. Put one stick on the fire, dear ;
my feet are very, cold, and it’s a cold,
too, that someway chills to my heart.”
Quickly and quietly the poor woman^K'
)k from her little closet the last antr ..
WILLIAM G. DELONY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office over the (tore ot Win M. Morton & Son
Will attend promptly to all business entrust
ed to his care. Athens, April 6
P. C. LANGSTON,
Attorney at Law,
CARNES V1LLE, GA.
Rcrwtxcrs.—C. Peeples, Esq. J
W. L. Mitchell, Esq. f AUiens
Col. B F.Hardeman, Lexington,
Samuel Freeman, Esq. Newnau,
Gabriel Nash, Esq. Danielsville
Col. H. Holsey, Araericus.
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Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Staple Goods, Hardware, Crockery,
AND ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES,
Corner of Wall and Broad streets, Athens.
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
And Nnupaptr and Magazine Agent.
MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
LAMPS, FIN* CUTLERY, FANCY GOODS, AC.
No. 2, College Avenue, Newton House. Athens, Ca
sign of " White’s University Bookstore.”
Orders promptly filled at Augusta rates.
T. BISHOP & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
April 6 No. 1, Broad street, Athens.
MUTUAL INSURANCE CO.
Hmntv D. Wekd, Pres—Jno. R. Wilder,Sec.
r IE above Compary ia row prepaied to take Fire
Eiake ia this place, and tho adjoining counties, on
nvorable term,. Apply to S. 1. MAYS, Agent.
JAMES M. ROYAL,'
H AS remored his shop to Mitchell’s old
Tavern, one door east of Grady & Nich-
olaou’s—where he keeps always on hand a
general assortment of articles in his line, and
(■always ready to fill orders in the beet style
Jan 26 tf
GIFT DISTRIBUTION ,
or TKX '*
ART UNION SOCIETY
VALUED AT *300,000!!!
Cerlijtcaies for this Year, ONE DOLLAR.
T HE members nl the Art Union Society, on the oc
casion of Ibis the tenth distribution of the
WORKS OF ART
Accumulated by the Society during the past year;would
resjiectfully call the attention of its patrons to the fact
that, being about to remove to the buildings in course ol
erection lor the Society in tlte city ot Washington,they
n*lll add the real estate and other landed property be
longing to the Society, to the
DISTRIBUTION FOR THIS YE Ait.
At the last meeting of the Society,it was determined
to reduce the certificate of share tor this Grand Enter
prise tu one dollar each, thinking thereby that it will
be the means of a more general diffusion of the works
ot artists throughout the country, and will enable the
Society to extend their labors for the advancement of the
ARTS AND SCIENCES
In this country. The certificates of shares will be issued
at Oax Dolus r, accompanying which each purchaser
will receive free of charge, l>y return mail, a beautiful
Line and Stipple Engraving, entitled
Washington on Dorchester Heights.
Representing an eventful period in the history oi our
dir It will bo seen, by referring to the list,that there
are many valuable pieces of property,many costly paint
ings, superb statuary, beautiful engravings, costly jew
elry. magnificent s. awls, and other beautiful gifts,such
as clocks, watches, illuminated works. &c., to the num
ber of five hundred thousand—worth $300,000.
As the Society expects to remove to the New Hall ar
Washington by the middle of .une, the distribution
will lake place on the
FIRST OF JULY, 1855.
The same rules and regulations that have heretofore
guided the Society’s distributions will be adhered tu in
tola, and on no account will theie be any postponement
from tiie day named. All letters and communications,
[post paid] for certificates, or on business, are to be ad
dressed to the
Southern Office In Washington.
Directed to the Secretary, who will answer by return years for the death of OUr DOOr bov
mail. Mngle subscribers, remitting ton dollars, will re J .. v . . , . V •
eeive one year’s subscription to any of the Magazines rna.cn ,r .= ...l, — ■
they may name in their letter, to he forwi rded free of
Charge lor the timo of subscription, one year.
The following list constitutes a part of the
GIFTS FOR 1855:
The splendid House and Lot of the Art Union So
ciety, situated in Broadway, $J0,000
A superb dwelling, the residence ot the late An
son Suitxer, Esq. 15,000
The beautiful summer residence, Gothic cottage,
and grounds, at Hawk’s Nest, on the Hudson, 20,000
small dwellings, situated on the lot beiongingto
the Society, in Odd street, 10,000
10 magnificent camel’s hair shawls. They are the
most beautiful work of ait ever beheld, 10,000
4 sets of diamond jewelry—consisting of 7 pieces
each—all antique patterns, in a beautiful pearl
jewel box, 10,000
10 sets ot pearl jewelry, consisting of 7 pieces
each, all different styles, and of Persian man’f <,090
12 gold watches for ladies, very beautiful and cu
rious works of art; one the s:ze of a hall dime, 700
10 watches for gentlemen, all very heavy of lif
erent styles and patterns, 1,300
50 Doudere, Toilet and Dressii g Cases for ladies,
some finished ia pearl patterns—Louis X1T. 2,500
1 large clock, a very beautiful work of art, made
by Lipordi at Cologne, finished in a style of
beauty and an unsurpassed, 1,000
1,000 gold thimbles, all different patterns, vory
50,000 illuminated albums, different styles and
00 copies of the lives of great painters, superbly
hound, with an engraving of each artist, »,000
200 copies of Griswold’s Republican Chun,' splen
didly bound, with tinted engravings. 4,000
100 copies of Boydell’s illustrations >1 Shakspeare.
To the admirers of the great poet, this woik
will be an acquisition. 10,000
Venus sending forth Cupid and Hymen—Titian, 2,000
Beggar Boy—Murillo, 1,000
Tobit and the Angel—Salvator Rosa, 1,000
Night View—Claudio, 1,000
A Head—Titian, 500
A Head—.Vandyke. 500
A Piece—Guiutto, 500
Battle Piece—Wouverman 500
Landscape—by Claude, 500
There arc others by the same artists, all original, be
sides sorao splendid pictures by Allston, Sally. Rey
nolds, Xeagle, Doughty,Cole, Chapman, David,Vernet,
Sluart, Herbert, Tack, Bennington, Read, Bartlett,
Schloss, Huntington Johanoh, Schmidt; Rembrandt,
Schauh, Perkins, Lewis. Ellis, Hamilton, and others
fully described in the catalogue, which will be forward
ed on application by letter, post paid, to the Secretary,
who will answer by return mail.
TERMS FOR CLUBS.
Clubs of 10, 1 extra certificate,
Clubs of 20, 3 “ •«
Clubs of 50, 8 •«
The money in all cases to accompany the application
LADIES FORMING CLUBS
Will beontitledto the same terms as above, with the
extra inducement of the present of a magnificent set of
Boudoir Furniture, with rich colored India bangings,
fine India Lace Curtains and every tiling of the must
S lendid description, to the Ladies’club who will send
e largest remittance for certificates.
JJpPostmastcrs are authorized to act as agents, and
the postmaster remitting the largest amount for shares
will receive a handsome Gold Watch and Chain,valued
at two hundred dollars. The money must accompany
the application I by letter, post paid] in all cases, and the
''How your face shines, John.”
“I am very happy, Mary. I don’t
know as I ever felt happier. I know
there is not a crust ofbVead in the house,
beckoned Mary to him, and taking her
pale fingers, held them to his lips, and
....... , —, “ That does look like it,” said the m, U mar,, a , U c a,™
and this is the last of our peer little. man, more softly; “ but I cant make it 1 sunny Indian home, to-day.
wood pile ; and yet I feel ns certain that out, either.” 1 *
God will provide—sortie way. lam! '* We liavn’t seen him for five years,”
only sorry that you have had so much .cried Mary ; oli! do help him to the bed,
been left alone in my Sorrow; with no
eye to weep for, no hand to aid me.
God forgive me.”
And Mary is tbe lcved inmate of a
care with me, but I know love sweeten
ed it all.”
and go for the doctor; well pay you
well; indeed \ve will,”
The doctor came. The wound he
most*- coveted store of dry wood, and
while she bent over the broken coals,
adjusting it to the ill-looking fire-place,
the sick man held his hand, with a curi
ous look, to liis eyes, examined the
fingernails, heavily pressed his damp
forehead, and groaned
'• What is it dear 1"
“ Nothing that alarms me,” he replied,
quietly, “ but, at that moment, it flashed
across my memory, among other things,
that to-night we have mourned just five
Yes, so it is the night/’ said the
wife, thoughtfully. “ It was just such a
night, too, when the old sexton, brought
the news. But we were better off then,
and didn’t mind if the snow blew in,
for there was such a fire in the grate—
living coal fire such as we liavn’t seen
T HE undersigned have on hand a general
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
GROCERIES AND HARDWARE.
which they will sell low for cash or barter
Gal! »nd examine.
April 13 P. A- SUMMEY & BRO.
application I by letter, post paid] in
certificate, with the engraving, will t
of charge by return mail.
Correspondents are requested to write their address,
with the County, Town, Post Office and State, plainly
in order to avoid mistakes. All letters answered by re-
Catalogues of all the Gifts, with value and explana
inn, can be obtained on application to die Secretary,to
whom all letters for certificates, Ac. must be addressed.
ALFRED JOURbAIN, Secretary,
Washington, D. C.
Mirstlo Lewis, i
Francis Isgb, > Directors.
Fernando Li ti noston, J
Jan 23 T. Vi. BAUER, Treasurer.
CASH AND SHORT CREDITS.
#150 to $200 per Month!!
Y WILL aend instructions by which any
jL person can make from $150 to *200 per
-grn*y without traveling or peddling, and
Wfith ihecmalleat Amount of c'.Mdhil. This is
me reeelpt'tjf any kind whatever. I will for
ward tha cbove instructions and u]l the “ris
rand receipts of value, as advertised in the
.differentpapers of tba United States, free of
■postage, to any person sending me the small
-enm of cue dollar, post- paid.
E. 8. SHIPLEY, Kingston,
Rose Count f, Ohio.
O F "both forms, (long and short) together
with tbe process attached—just printed
and for sale at this Office. Also, various
.Bri«y Blanks not on hand—as, indeed,
almost any kind of job priuting—can be fur
nished on f a few hours’ notice.
Coach'Making and Repairing,
01. L. HALLO WELL & CO.
C ASH buyers will receive a discount of SIX per cent,
if the money be paid in pax funds, witliin ten days
from date of hill.
Un orient money only taken at its par value on the
To merchants of undoubted standing; a credit of SIX
months will be given, if desired.
WheT® money is remitted in advance of maturity,
discount at ’he rate of TWELVE per cent per annum
trill be allowed.
PRICES POlt GOODS UNIFORM.
In again calling the attention of the trading commu
nity to tbe above terms, we an jounce that notwithstan
ding the general depression in commercial affairs tbru’-
out Ute country, the system of businMs adopted by us
more than s year since, and to which wc ahall rigidly
adhere, enables ustoofferfor the coming fiptlugseason
our usual assortment of
New Silk and Fancy Goods,
uprising one of the largest and most splendid stocks
to be found in America; to which we will receive con
stant additions throughout the season, ofnsw and den
rablc goods from our
BOUSE IN PARIS.
Jan 23 2m
“Oh! yes, John; yes, all my care has ... .
been pleasure; * and if it is God's will! ®rid was not dangerous, but without
medical aid might become so. He dres
sed the young man’s head, and prepared
to go. Pausing before John, who lifted
his lustrous and smiling face to the
doctor, he said:
“ You seem very well pleased, sir; I
wish you joy.”
Mary had told him all.
The sick man only bowed his head,
and then as be languidly laid it back
again, the doctor gazed compassionately
“I thought my Heavenly Father
would never forsake us,” he murmured
feebly ; “ and so l told Mary. Thank
God, when Lam gone,she will have a
son. Oh, God be praised !”
“ You are cold and exhausted,” said
the doctor, laying his hand gently on the
dying man’s brow ; “ how long have
you felt thus ?”
“ My feet became very still just before
dark, and since then I have been failing
f -“ ,t ” His voice had grown husky.
that you should go, I shall not stay long,
I’d have nothing to live for, John/’
“You were right, I do believe, Mary;
the sound came again apparently beneath
our window,” cried John, holding His
bead in the attitude of a listener.
“Yes, and there are voices outside ;
I’ll just go to the door a minute; may be
we can do some good and, throwing
on what had once been a comfortable
woolen shawl, she hurried into the dark
I feel just so,” muttered John, let-
.JAMES B. BURPEE,
\ T tho old stand recently occupied by B. 8.
jL Schevonell, offers for sale a lot of superi
or articles of his own manufacture, at redu
ced pi ices—oousisiing of
Carriages, Buggies, &c
Oilers toe* anything in his line tttankfu
recciv.-d and prsointly executed.
j?-€f~Repairing done at short mtticiraod on
reasonable terms. '
c I, EESE7 CHEESE?
A choice Jut, at 16 cents, just received at
P*e7 J.M. KfiXNEYU
for months; and you u ere so healthy
then. I rather think, John, that was what
broke you down.”
“Yes, yes!” replied the other, hastily ;
I havn’t been the same man since;
but we must not complain ; Providence
is always good, though it seem ever so
dark. Wallace was a noble fellow, and
have never forgiven myself, that by
forcing upon him a trade with which he
was disgusted, I drove him to sea.—
Oh ! if parents ouly knew just what to
do!—if only they were not so wilfull.”
lie clasped his hands as he spoke,
and gazed fixedly at the fire that threw
forth now a steady blaze. “ Jf .only
they were not so wilful,” he added, with
a softer voice.
In a few moments he looked up again,
and, smiling placidly, “ it seems to me,
Mary, I don’t feel so bad about leaving
you, to-night, as I have before.”
Don’t, John :—oh! let us talk of
semething else. If you are to die, John,
I don’t wan’t to know—think of it—till
it is all over. I thought I heard a groan,”
she added, moving a little ways from
the fire; “ I get so nervous when you
It was the wind, dear. Hear how
beats that broken blind; 1 wish
I was strong enough to mend it. Hark!
it hails heavily; God pitty the mariner;
his voice trembled and sank. In a mo
ment he added, “ It seems to be a good
fire, too, but someway it don’t warm
my feet; thank you, Mary, that will be
better; thank you, dear/
She had stooped down, audwasnow
holding those thin feet in her hands,
chafing them briskly and tenderly The
half-wierd light of the fire, ns it sunk
at times, left strange brown holiowss in
that care-worn face. It struck out the
shadows of the tall high-post bedstead,
be forwarded free whose tattered curtain had been gather
ed around to the side where the sick
man laid. The high backed chairs
threw out shapes like coffins on the un
carpeted floor, and the little octagonal
table made ghostly show of itself along
the unpapered wall. “It did sound
something like a groan,” said John, re
turning his wife’s fearful glance; “ but
it must be the wind moaning up-stairs.
Those rooms are old and crazy, and
not rented ; they are full of crevices for
tbe wind to rush through, and I dare
say the noise might be accounted for in
a dozen ways. There, precious wife,
you are wearying yourself. I feel bet
ter already ; so sit here by my side, and
let us talk together of old times.”
Shutting the tears back, Mrs. Leslie
wrapped her husband's feet in well
worn flannel, and drew a chair close
beside him. The clock struck that mo
ment—it was eleven.
“ Eleven o’clock,” he said, as he took
her band in his, now emaciated with
long sickness; “ it’s a good clock, Ma
ry, and what furniture we have is pretty
decent. When I am
She stopped him with a kiss, but the
tears rained down her cheeks, and the
wild storm outside grew wilder.
“ You have not altered much, Mary
in the twenty years of our marriage.—
Let me see ; you were eighteen. How
modest and blooming you were, seated
in your little schoolroom,on the first day
of our meeting. Roses hung from your
curls then, placed there by innocent
ting his head drop on his hand ; “I feel
as if I’d like to know what it is ; ano
ther time in our unprotected situation,
and this out of the way place, I should
be fearful ; but”—he shook his head
and resumed his mournful look in the
fire, as he added—“I’m afraid that Mary
isn’t prepared for what will happen be
fore morning. This fire is hot; I feel
the glow on my eheek, but my feet, my
feet, they are icy cold, nor can 1 move
them. God help thee, Mary.”
“Ob ! yes; bring him in; we’ll keep
him here while you get a carriage. Poor
youth, I hope he isn’t dangerously
It was Mary’s voice, and John looked
languidly round, as two men came jin,
bearing a body between them.
He was a young man, tall and ele
gantly attired. His face was handsome,
but his thick silken curls were stained
with blood. He did not open his eyes,
though he seemed sensible of the change
from a driving storm to comparative
warmth; he only moaned faintly, as the
compassionate woman placed pillows
under his head. A cloak richly trim
med hung on the arm of one of the men,
he had been shaking the wet and frost
from it in the old entry. He now laid
it over the little octagonal table, saying
at the same time, “I guess by.ihese
trappings he’s a rich one; same time I
wouldn’t like to pay the expense of a
on risk, thi« iiroa of nirrhi j
wonder if he’s got any money about
Mary was on her knees, busily cutting mourner *
away the rich hair that fell in glossy
bunches over the carpetless floor. She
paused a moment, and inserted her fin
gers’ in the pocket of his satin vest.
Fortunately there was loose change
enough there to pay for a carriage, and
taking it, the men hurried out.
Suddenly Mary uttered a low cry. She
looked up helplessly in the face of her
husband; her lips white and parted; her
cheeks ashv; but as he cried, stretch
ing forth his weak arms and weaker
body, “what is it, Mary—for Heaven’s
sake, tell me, Mary !—she conquered
the impulse to fly and weep upon his
bosom, and only said, as she bent once
more to her task, or sobbed than said :
“the wound; it’s made me feel sick and
faint for a moment, yet I do not think it
is dangerous and she circled the neck
of the stranger with her loviug arms,
and looked down in his face, while a
strange expression brightened her own.
At that moment his full dark eyes
opened ; his lips parted ; he said but one
word—yet John heard it, and fell back
weakly in his chair—that word was
“John, John—be calm—oh ! at will
kill you; do be calm, dearest husband—
yes, it is him, our own Henry—our boy
My heart will burst with joy !—but you
—oh!’ be calmer, John—don’t look so
steadily at me; for isn’t it good news
holy tidings1—-our Child is found; he
God be praised,” was all the poor
man could murmur.
And now, I am going to lay him on
our bed, John, and you shall sleep be-
side him; beside our own.los^ boy.
Think of it, John ; it will give yoq new
life and strength, and who-knows but
you may get entirely£well. Oh!7John,I
can’t realize it—I can’t.”
“Blessed be God,” murmured the dy
ing man, folding his thin palms together,
and a rapt smile spread like light over
“Here they come, but he can’t go;
they must helpjme place him on the bed,
and fly for a doctor. See, he is looking
at us; Henry, can’t you speak my own
love?” • •
'“Money—plenty—round my waist”
—he articulated with difficulty.
“Not to the hospital, hey ?”
“Not to the hospital,’’returned Mary:
“he is our child, man; you would not
have us send our on to the hospital;
would you ?”
“Precious need of it,” muttered one,
glancing about the room.
‘Look here—what does this ’ere
“ Be careful,” whispered the doctor,
as Mtvy uttered an exclamatioh of alarm,
and he pointed to the young man, whose
pale cheek seemed stamped with the
hue of death; “the least excitement, and
I cannot save him. You must perceive
that your husband is nearly gone; be
thankful that he seems so well prepared
and let your grief be as quiet as pos
“ How can I,” sobbed Mary, with a
stifled voice. “ Dear John, won’t you
rest your head on my bosom ? Oh,
how can I, how can I, how can I give
He turned his dying eyes upon her
with unutterable love; he leaned to
wards her, and his long, curled hair fell
on her bosom; his lips moved—the
doctor bent down—“For this my son
was lost and is found,” issued therefrom;
“ it is something of the joy we shall all
feel when we meet in Heaven, isn’t
“ Have you any naigUws*?’' «t«J
tW kind physician, as wailing sobs
seemed rending the heart of the poor
“ Then I will send you somebody.
He looks very peaceful and happy—you
should be more thankful for his slight
suffering; I assure you he breathed at
tiie last like an infant—he will never
feel pain any more.”
Mary told him she was not afraid to
stay with her dead; and the doctor
sprang into the carriage that had been
waiting at the door, and hurried away
The next morning, frost had gathered
upon the crazy windows of Mary’s ha
bitation, but the bright fire sent out heat
and light into every crevice. Her hus
band, sheeted for his last home, lay with
a happy smile, making death beautiful,
on his wan features. The son, still very
faint and weak, bad been able to tell
his story of wreck, poverty, want, and,
lastly, good fortune. Adopted by the
rich citizen of a foreign land, he became
a thriving merchant, and his only grief
was the silence of his parents. For he
had written them letter after letter, and
as yet received no reply, they having
frequently changed their residence into
neighboring towns and cities. At last
he set forth, leaving the maiden he
loved, and to whom he was betrothed
bis prosperous business, and severing all
the new but closely knit ties of friend
ship to seek his parents. From place
to place he had followed them, grievin;
to behold in tbe gradual decline of com
fort, in each successive dwelling they
had occupied, sure evidence of their
i’e nying projpec'B In cautiously, while
stopping at an eating house, in the vici
nity of the alley where he had learned
h|s parents lived, he had displayed gold
and, tempted by the sight, a villain fol
lowed him and felled him to the ground,
where he must soon have perished l
Fortunately, the bulk of what money he
had was dexterously concealed in a belt
around his person, the meaus to bring to
the home of poverty, luxuries that had
not gladdened it for many a day.
Poor Mary could not eat. The
thought that if he could only be sharing
with her these simple delicacies, if it
were but for once, shut out the faith that
should have seen him feasting on the
fruit of Heaven, renewed in beautiful
and perpetual youth—''never to wipe
tear away, never to breathe a sigh
Even so doth grief for a tinle cloud
even the glory of revelation.
“ Mother,” said Henry, after the coffin
had been lowered to its last resting
place, and the few moufners had tome
back, “ I will try to be what he was to
tb« debts finders, and I was strong and full of mean ?” blustered the other “Here’s a you, dear mother. You shall never
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hopes^ hopes, alas! that have not
“ But will be in Heaven, John,” said
Mary; lifting her dark eyes.
“ I believe it; I have never doubted
that; the future is all my hope now.—
The seed I have sown here has taken
unseen root, doubtless, and blossomed
up to Heaven. There I shall eat of the
O! I never doubt for a
moment ti» iiniijottttl destiny of man.”
3‘oung man we find, half dead, out in ' know want—above all, while I live, the
the cold ; bring him in the house ; wo- J want of love. They told me in the land
man don’t know him ; came back from f of the-orange and the pa'.m, to bring my
doing a deed of charity, and woman has father and my mother back with me. I
been a finding out that lie's her son. 1 will tell them to give to you the. double
Take that and the clothes into connec- tenderness that they would have cher-
tion, and I should say there was a base ished for you both.”
attempt at kidntippiug, or some such j “ I have been ungrateful,” murmured
humbug.” | Mary, as she stood leaning on the arm
The young man, however, settled the 1 of her manly sou, oa the deck of an out-
question. Weakly lifting his hand, he 1 ward-bound steamer; “suppose I had
NOW TO CORRECT A HUS
BY FANNY GRAY.
‘Now, just look at you, Mr. Jones L I
declare it gives me a chill to see you go
to a drawer. What do you want ? Tell
me and I will get it.’
Mrs* Jones springs to the side of her
husband, who had gone to the bureau
for something, and pushes him awey.
‘There, now ! Just look at the hurra’s
nest you have made. What do you want,
Mr. Jones t
The husband throws an angry look
upon his wife; mutters something that
she cannot understand, and then turns
away and leaves the room.
‘It is too bad !’ scolds Mrs. Jones to
herself, commencing the work of restor
ing toorder the drawer that her husband
has thrown all topsy-turvy. ‘I never
saw such a man! He has no kind of or
der about him ; and then, if I speak a
word, he goes off in a huff. But I won’t
have my things forever in confusion.’
In the meantime, Mr. Jones, in a pet,
leaves the house and goes to his store
without the clean pocket handkerchief
for which he had been in search. Half
of the afternoon passes before he gets
over his ill-humor,and then he does not
feel happy. Mrs. Jones is by no means
comfortable in mind. She is really sor
ry that she spoke so roughly, although
she does not acknowledge, even to her
self, that she has done wrong; for every
now*and then, she utters half aloud,
some censure against the careless habits
of her husband, habits that were really
annoying and inexcusable. They had
been married five yeaft, and all ihat time
Mrs. Jones has complained, but to no
good purpose. Sometimes the husband
would get angry,and sometimes he would
laugh at his wife, but he made no effort
Mrs. to reform himself.
‘Mr. Jones, why will you do3o? said
Jones, on the evening of the same day.
You are the most trying man alive.’
‘Pity you hadn’t a chance to try ano
ther, retorted Mr. Jones, sarcastically
The offence given was a careless over
turning of Mrs. Jones’ work-basket, and
the scattering of needles, cottons, scis
sors/'Wax ana a dozen little etceteras
about the floor.
The reply of Mr. Jones hurt his wife
seemed unkind. He had brought
home . a new book, which he intended
reading, but the face of Mrs. Jones look
ed so grave after the overturning of the
work-basket, that he felt no disposition
to read to her, but contented himself by
enjoying the book himself.
■ It must be said that Mr. Jones was a
very trying man indeed, as his wife had
alleged. ' He could open closets and
drawers as handily as any one, but the
thought of shutting either never enfter-
ed his mind. The frequent reproofs of
his wife, such as—Had ycu any doors
in the house where you were raised ? or
Please to shut that drawer, will you
Mr. Jones V or, ‘You are the most dis
orderly man in existence ; or, ‘You are
enough to try the patience of a saint,
Mr. Jones, ’produced no effect. In fact,
Mr, Jones seemed to grow worse and
worse every day, instead of better.
The natural habits of order and re
gularity which his wife possessed, were
not respected in the least degree. He
drew off his boots in the p3rlor, and left
them in the middle of the floor, put his
hat upon the piano instead ofhangiug it
on the rack in the passage—tumbled
her drawers whenever he weut to them
left his shaving apparatus on the dres
sing table or bateau—splashed the wa
ter about, and spite of all that could be
said to him, would neglect to take the
soap out of the basin—spattered every
thing around him with blacking when he
brushed his boots—and did a hundred
careless things that gave his wife a world
of trouble, annoyed her sorely and kept
her scolding at him nearly all the time.
This scolding worried him a good deal,
but never fora single moment made him
think seriously about reforming His bad
One day he came home to dinner/ It
was a hot day. He went into’the cham
ber where his wife was sitting, and
threw himself into a large rocking chair,
took off his hat and tossed it over upon
the bed right in the midst of half a do
zen lace collars newly done up, and
kicked off his boots with such energy
that one of them lauded upon the bureau
and the other in the clothes basket,
soiling a white dress just from the iron-
irtg table. Poor Mrs. Jones was griev
ously tried. The husbaiid expected a
storm, but do storm broke.
He looked at his wife as she lifted his
hat from the bed and put it upon the
mantle piece, and took his boots and
put them in a closet, from which she
brought out HjS slippers and placed them
beside him, but diu not understand the
expression of her face exactly, dor feel
comfortable about it: Mrs. Jones did
not seem angry, but hurt: After she
had handed him his slippers site took
the soiled dress from the clothes’ basket,
over which she had spent nearly an hour
at the ironing table, and attempted to
remove tho dirt that the boot had ieft
upon it. But she tried in vain. The
pure white muslin was hopelessly soiled,
and would have to go into the wash tub
before.it would be again fit to wear.
‘If you knew, Henry,’ she said, in a
voice that touched her husband’s feel
ings, as she laid aside the dress, ‘how
much trouble you give me, santetunes,;
I am sure you would be more particular.’’
‘ Do I really give much trouble,Jane?’
Mr. Jones asked, as if a new idea had
broken in upon his mind. 'I am sure 1
am sorry for it’
Indeed you do. If you would only be
more thoughtful yoti would save me a
great deal of trouble. I shall have to
Wash out this dress myself, now for the
washerwoman is gone, and I can’t trust
Sally with it; I spent nearly half an
hour in ironing it to-day, hot as ii is.’
•I am very sorry, indeed, Jane. It
was a careless trick in me, I must con
fess, and if you will forgive me, I will
promise not to offend again.’
All this was new. Both Mr. Mrs,
Jones felt surprised at themselves and
each other. He had offended, and she
did not get angry, she had been annoy*
ed, and he was really sorry for what he
had done. Light broke into both their
minds, and both made utl instant reso-
luticn to be more careful in future of
their words and actions toward each
other, and they were more careful.
When Mr. Jones offended as he still too
often did, his wife checked the instant
impulse she felt to upbraid him. He
perceived this* and appreciating her
self-denial, compelled himself, in conse
quence, to be more orderly in his habits,
A few yeaas wrought so great a change
in Mr. Jones, that, to use an hyperbole,
he hardly knew himself. He could shut
a closet door as well as open it, could
get a handkerchief or anything else
from a drawer without turning it upside
down, could hang his hat upon the rack,
and put his boots away when he took
them ofl. In fact, could be as orderly
as any one, and without feeling that it
involved any great self-denial to do so,
Borrowing is a bad thing at the best
but “ borrowing trouble ” is perhaps the
most foolish investment of “ foreign capi
tal” that a man or woman can make. An
amusing instance of this species of‘‘op
eration” is set forth in a down east news
paper, wherein a man thus related his
experience, in a financial way, on the
occasion of the failure of a local bank.
“ As sooh as I heard of it, my heart
jumped right up into my mouth. Now;
thinks 1, ’spasm’ I got any bills on that
bank 1 I’m gone if I have—that‘a y
fact!’ So, I put On my coat, and l ‘put/
for home just as fast as my legs would
carry me; fact is, I run all the way.—
And when I get there, I looked keer-
fully* and found that I hadn’t got^no bilife
onto that bank—nor any other ! Theft
I felt easier.
There have been a thousand instan
ces of ‘ borrowing troubles” when it wait
not a whit better “ secured” than in the
Know-Nothings in Kentucky —
It is reported that at the recent State
Convention of the Know-Nothings of
Kentucky, Ycltaire Loving, of Greeii
county, was nominated for Goyerno'n.
and Mr. Edwards, of Logan, for Lieute
nant Governor, the first a Whig, and the
last a Democrat.
Matrimonial Secret; or, Who
Wears the Breeches.—Gent.— My
dear madam, why do you look at me so
savagely? It can’t bo that We aTe ac
Strong Minded Woman.—Know you,
no 1 but I took you for that good-for-
nothing scamp of a husband of mine. *
Now.’—‘ Now’ is the constant sylla
ble ticking from the deck of time.
Now’ is the watchword of the wine.
‘Now’ is the banner of the prudent.
Let us keep this little word always in
our mind ; and wheftever anything pre
sents itself to us, in Ihe shape of work',
whether inentrul or physical, we sliould
do it with all our might, remembering
that now is the only time for us. It is
indeed a sorry wAy to get through tho -
world by putting it off till to morrow;
saying; “Then I will do it.” No!
This will never answer: Now is ours V
then will never be;
Cure for Love.—Take twelve oun
ces of dislike, One pound of resolution/
two ounce’s of the pOtvder of experience,
a long sprig of time, fourteen drachm**
of the quiet or disli nor; and one quart
of the cooling waters of consideration.
Set them over a gentle fire of love; swee
ten it with the sugar of forgetfulness/
skim it with the spoon of melancholy,
and put it te the bottom of your heart.
Theft Cork it irith a sotlnd conscience;
let it remaiii, and ydu will truly find easo
and be restored to yOtir right sensei
S ain. These things are to be had of
r. Love-One^nly, at the bouse of Un-
derstanding, next door to Reaso.i, Pra-
dent street, in the Parish of Content^
The MftTHbDtsT Church Cass
Settled.—The commissioners of ilia
two branches of the Methodist Church
met at Cincinnati oh the 12tli inat., to
divide Ihe property known as the AYes-
tern Book Concern, between the two
churches, under the decree of the Su
preme Court of the Uniied States. The
subject, after an barmotiunis session; was
settled, it is said, to the entire satisfer'
tion of all parties concerned. Tiie
amount allowed the Southern Church in
monby was SS0,000, besides debts due
in the South to the anlourit of $12,000