Is published every j?
mmiuirf. ill Uartcrsvtlle, Barlow Count), Ga.,
Smith & Milam,
Proprietors, at Tuan* Dollar*, per an
num. strictly in advance ; Two Dollars for
Six Months; One Dollar for Three Months.
Advertisements for one month, or less tune
One Dollar per square, 'of ten lines or less,)
for each insertion; all other advertisements
will he charged Fifty per cent on old prices.
JONES & MALTBIE,
attorneys at law.
CurUrsvillt , Ga.
WILL attend promptly to all business en
trusted to their care. Will pract ce in
the Courts oflaw, and equity in the Cherokee
Circuit. Hpecial attention given to the collec
tion of claims. Jan. 1, 1866. ly
ohn J - Jones. R- Maltbie.
Surgeon an ti
f IAIIE undersigned respeotfully offer his pro
fessional services to the cUizena of ( ar
tersville and vicinity. He is prepared
to do all kinds of Tjffwt be, ° np "*
,o tiis profession. Full «« f ,jf
«*r iB P r'. C M. JOHNSON.""
rauleu. » o
Corteraville, Feb. 13,
I)It. T. F. JONES,
TTtKNDERS his professional services to the
I citixens of KINGSTON and vicinity, and
respoctfully solicits a portion of their patronage.
JOHN W. WOFFORD.
Attorney at Law,
M*o. FIRE INSURANCE AGENT.
.. .present* tlte beat Northern ami
'Southern Companies. Can b * fou,ld
at the law office of WotToril &- Fairott
April 10, 1806.
TIIOS W DODD,
Att»> rn e y a t La w
ANO COUNTY COURT SOLICITOR.
Will give particular attention to the
collection of claims. Oct 26.
jo li n C. 1* ran* on ,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
\CHCEH LAW in the several coun
"ties of the Cherokee Circuit, also, Polk,
H unison and Floyd counties, Prompt at
tention given to business, Nov. 28. ly
(Professional cards $lO cash per annum.J
W. H. PRITCHETT,
Attorney at Law.
PK UJTICES Law in all the courts of the
Cherokee circuit and counties adjoining
THOMAS W. MILNER,
Attorney at Law,
Wilt at cud promptly to business cutrus
to his care. Oct. o wly
JERE A. HOWARD,
attorney and counsellor at law.
Dr. o. vi*jaewto\,
Te .lets hi* professional It vlc<» to ,h * c '*’. ,en * °f
Oartersv'.l.e and *ui rounding county, andl will att« <1
c» l* at all hoi'«. Office up-ftr* in Vr. U*)
tou’a New Brick Building, Mag 10. 18b7,nly
Lanie r Hou s e,
BY LANIER & DD9BS, Proprietors
f |-\HIS House is located iu a few steps of the
I Railroad, where the cars stop. Passengers
take three meals a day here. Meals prepared
* allhour *- i u ‘y 24 -
JONES 4* MALTBiE*
REAL ESTATE AfiEXTS,
We are authorised to sell, and have on hand several
Hou-es a;.d t.ot , and *No numerous building lots in the
*«• m iTartersviUT Al#o several plantation® of \an*
. .T ia. s u Barww couvty. Parties desiring to buv or
rifl’d" welHo gv# £ a call AH e
promptly answered. July 17. Ib6&
James W. Strange,
PLAIN m JAPANNED TIN WARE. &C.
Clean Linen and Cotton Rags taken in ex
change for Good*. Repairing, Roofing and
Guttering done with neatness and dispatch.
Cartersville, Nov. 1. wiy
DR. THOMAS MILAM having
charge of this House, would he |jTT
pleased to accommodate a ff w Board-I|||
are with BOARD, with or without
Lodging. Call and see him at once for terms
Cartt rsville, Jan 17. .
S. 11. Pat till o,
winn attend promptiv to the Cutting, Repair-
VI tng and Making Boy’s and Meu’s Clo hing.
Office in b«ea room of Blair A Bradshaw's store. '} A
CartersviHe, lia. »■»<*-
prepared te execute all kinds ,*•*
of work in the Fashionable Tail- 1a
its. ing line, with neatness and in du- TE.
jable atvle. Over J. Elsas & Co’i store
THE CARTERSVILLE EXPRESS.
Li very Stable
J. J. JONES, JR
I S prepared, r.t all ‘lines, to furnish the
traveling public with convey»rue through
the country. Also to f.e.l and f-hclter atc-ck
at reasonable rates of board. My vehicles and
stock »ie kept in good condition. Mcli. 15.
rot my stork »nt v.hlclr* In »rr,™l ( > r
de , I earnentlv solicit the pi blir general'y to r«t "l>*
yive me a fair’trial. Haus will te ks ill >•’ «! »* e»n <1
afforded. 3. .1. J..
J. G. Stocks,
RFSPKCT KELLY notify rhe Public generally that
he has just openned his New and bonomsii
oi,a UVEKY AND SALE STABLE, and ha. it stock
ed wih irood horses, buttes, Ac., and Is preparedi to
fm Blsh those ttavellcK into and across ‘be cou try
» th »nv kind „f p i'ate conveyance, lie Is also
prepaie.Uo B ,«rd Stock <n ar y quantity with comfori
able qaaiters and oountiful Iced at reasonable rates
Stock 'on,-ht and sold at hi* stables. His stotk a
beiiii! nesli and equipage rew he flatter hiat»elf t
the oeluT that he can furnLh hi* customers with as
i e<t and complete an out fi as any lue cstao.bhment
Rolling Mill Cos.,
BAIL-ROAD SPIKES, CHAIRS,
BRIDGE BOLTS, BAR IRON,
NAIL ROD, AND HORSE SHOE IRON.
Castings, descriptions, in
Brass or Iron, including
RAIL-ROAD CAR WHEELS, BOXES. fEDESTALS,
FRONTS. CtiLUMNS, AND VERANDAHS.
Mill Gearing and Machinery ot a.l kinds.
JOHN D. GUAY, President.
Opposite the Passenger Depot.
WHITE & W3ITLO3K, Proprietor,.
riMli: public ere respectfully informed that
I this House hn* been remodeled and re
fiitcd, and re-opened for the accmaiuodsiion
of the travelling public. Much time, laoour
and expense has bt'Mi expended in making it
worihv of patrwsage. Modern improvements
have been added,and the publiccau re.y *>l .s
being equal to any iti How hern cities
WHI TE K WHITLGCK, Proprietors.
BRYSON A- WYLEY, Clerks.
By Er/in & Jones.
ASSORTED sizes kept on hand. Also
WOOD COFFINS made to order. A
good HEARSE ready at all hours.
CARTERSVILLE. Feb I, 1867. wly
%rKW . n. MOI.YTCASTLE,
Jeweller and Watch and
In the Front of A. A. Skinr>cr <k Co’s] store’
Cartersvillc jan 25
The Oldest Jewelry Meuse In
t Clocks, g*
All Articles Warranted as
Watches and Jewelry Repaired by
| competent workmen and ft arranted.
May t, 1867. wly
Thresh out your Wheat i
Ism still the AGENT for the sale cf t.Vse exo«il*M
Kentucky THRESHERS, both so. r horse and tvre
horse SIZES. The rocect improvemenw mad* jo
i those THRESHERS rend.-r them rhe ~.c*r desirable of
I any that are no» offered for sale. They &r* vasiiy
MANAGED, and hot ’iabl* to •T'-t r, ut G* ORDER,
j Orders solicited, the sooner the BEfTEIt, so that ’.he
' M \CHi> Ed m«y srriv* i” vooJ 11 ME.
0. k r r I.* *‘lui J 3 QOWaLEi
CARTERSVILLE GA. JUNE 7. 1807.
To the merchant* of Georgia
and adjoining State*:
Tf’E have sir,: „ty «p-l ci through the pa; —• to oar
fV tnends throughout he Sou 1 h, w.d s.lv.sed lU* sv
who were formerly our fellow-souiiera In the Sou hern
Aunt, that *e U-.U underUken to apply. In Peac*, the
eieinei.t. of vivor, energy *ud pronipthe.r, which hail
w> o.ten (twined us U,e day in War.
W« hate opened a
WIIOLESALE C ROCKERY .
On a scale far beyond any before known
in the Slate.
We are hacked bv all the artvai tide* which are de
rived from ftPmulaui means and » knowledge
of the business. A large part of our good* are shipped
DIRECTLY TO US FROM EUROPE.
via Charleston and Savannah.
Ws confidently expect to supply from
JtX] our depot in Atiai.t', all those mer
*Tjm chants throuthout this and adjolt.inif
W vJT State , who liave lieretoforemade ihtiy
puechnses North. •
We can offer as varied a stock as can befvundfa
New l ork, and we kuow that
OUR PRICES HERE WILL BE LOWER.
You will sive FREIGHT by purchasing here.
Y’.u will s ve HKKAKAGK by purcba*ln(t bore.
You will contribute to the bui.dlug up of a hou-e de
pot »f snppiie* by ptirehas'ne he o.
We have on hand and const .utly arriving
ASSORTED PKG’S OF CROCKERY,
cf beat ar.il mix-d grade. We epack Crockery, China
Glassware, Looking (T.a see, Lamp*, Cutlery, Plated
and Japan ,ed VYa e, Cl ck-. A ~to order. We hive
j b lots of these g .mis fr m time to time at very low
l.rlce-. We solicit yur CAMIT order 1 ., and will give
you in'ge advantages fur CA.SII IN HAND.
Y iir i rlends,
April li), lati7. MvBLIDr, DORBLTT A CO.
T. M. X R.C. CIARE,
Deal Kith Iv
E*NGLLSi? AND AMERICAN
Utmluarc Cutlery Gun* i*i*tu!s
Jrnn, Steel, Nails,
Bellows, Anvils. 'Vices,
Caro .She Hers, tStraw Cutters, .Vhavels,
Plows, Hues, Chains,
Locks, Hinges, Screws,
Hammers, Hatchets, Axes, &c.
And all other goods usu illy kept in the Hard
ware line. Also Agents for Farrbanks Platform
and Counter Scales, which wc will sell at Fac
tory prices, freight added. At their old stand.
Corner ol Peach Tree aud Line Street,
F. M. RICHARDSON,
'Jfjaimfucturer and Wholesale Coaler i-s
ALL KINDS OF
Tin and Sheet Iron
Ilos£*e Furuislilug Good*, L«it
COOK, COAL, WOOD AND WBOUOHT
&ir ROOFING done with neatne®i and
dispatch. Whitehall Street. g
Eeb. 15, j f
W. L. Kirkpatrick & Cos., Bmggists,
ILL on hand a well
sccggpi stock of pure
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
«IM o MU
Patent Medicines* &c.
Jones’ 1 Carriage Repositorv,
J. A. E“ W1 * &C°
»J) e receiving? their Stock of
COMPP.ISING every variety adapted to the want* of
the cottutry, which they are deiorintned lo mU at
the Lowest Prices—
All are invited to
CALL, EXAMINE AND -BUY
Terms Cash *
car ra-tts .»
CattertTiile, 6«., iprl! if. ‘-83*.
I an now New York a large
Stoca of Goods ; consisting of
'O 1 7
SHOES. HITS. HARDWARE,
SADDLERY, STRAW GOODS,
Which I am oflering very low for Cash.
Come and sec for yourselves.
Kingston, Ga. E. V. JOHNSON.
May 17, 1867.
SEF STORE! IFW GOODS i
And New Arrangements. *
Th,: undersigned (eke* pleaaare in announcing to the
citixens of C .rtereville and rnrroundlng countrv. that
he has just opened oat a muat spleaded and FASH
ION ABLE Stock of
•t & rasssA
adapted *o the wants of the people, which he proposes
pi sell at P ices to SUIT the TIMES.
Ladies wt l find almost Everything pertaining to their
GENTLEMEN will find Material and Furnishing
Goodt for Clothing.
Families will find all kinds of goods common for do-
MfSTJC USE,, also BOOTS, SHOES,
Ilats, Bonnets, Hoop Skir ts>
Umbrellas &c &c-
Also will keep on hand a large lot of
HF. WOULD be happy to receive calls at any time
His doors are thrown wide open, and the invitation
is to all. Come and examine Ids goods and prices.
Ne:ct door to A. A. fckinner A 00., ar.d just, below the
Post Office, L FEROUbON,
J. T. STOCKS with Fergus or.,
CartersviUe, Ga., May Ist.lbAl.
Ml OLD PRIKNDfI AMD CUSTOM KK3 will pleaxe remember, that, after having been twic* burned dut. 1 hat* re
tiumed the DUOG BUSINESS with M<»»r». T. J. & M. li. SWANSON", under the »tylo of
| AT ROARK'S CORNER, NEXT DOOR TO W. H. BRQTHERTON, ATLANTA, GA,
I will tw pleased to meet all my old friend* at our new place of builhe#*, where I am prepared to ihow them a large
and well aborted sWch of
purposes, and at very low fijrurea.
1 E. J. MASSEY, late
IDaaeev an< l Herty.
feb 1 ATLANTA, GA.
E A. T 3 E -
Best Machine In the World.
Manufactured by C, Aultman 4* Cos.
MWE have been appoint JWfeJIiSIL
ed agenta for the *ale o
thl* celebrated Mow* —A-Sg. ’pt
and Beeper, for the coua
tlc» of Bartow, Gordon, Cherokee, and Pickenp, and
will sell to any parties who wieh the Machine delivered
to them here. The pric«* are low and terms reason
able. Please can at once and obtain circulars giving
description and pilots, or uddreu
JOHN J. HOWARD, or
W. H. GILBERT.
CartersviUe. Gs., April 111 iSST. wgas
~jr. W- MAXWELL,
L> prscotrai to do ail kind* of iwsr* to Brit k and
g-.oce r.t siort ftotioa. Has on hand a fiuw lot of nt- y
burned bt'flk and la praparod to da wati *poc th 6
tr.iiSt raascrabie dents.
Cxriersviiv* G 1 ’~ M»y 3ri. 136 T.
OR THE TWO \KFIIEHS.
At the parlor window ol a pretiy
village, near on the Thants, sat
one evening, at Uus.k, au 4ji| man aud
a young woman. '|'he age of the mao
might be some seventy, whilst l)H
companion had certainly not reached
nineteen. Her beautiful, blooming
face, and active, light, and upright
figure, were in contrast with the worn
countenance aud bent frame id" the old
man ; but his eyes, and in the corners
of his mouth, were indications of self*
confidence, which age and suffering had
damped, but not extinguished.
“No tjse looking any more, Mary.’’
said he “neither John Meade nor Pe
ter Finch will be here before dark. —
Very hard that w hen a sick uncle asks j
his two nephews to come and see him
they don’t come at once. The duty is
simple in the extreme —only to help
me to ilio, ai)d take/fvha* 1 choose to
leave them in my will! Pooh
I was a young man I’d have done it
for my uncle with the utmost celerity.
But the world is getting quite heart'
“Oil ! sir,” said Mary.
“And what docs *Oh sir,’ mean ?”
said he, “Du you think 1 shan't die !
I know better. A lit tie more and
there’ll bp an end lo Billy Collet —.
He’ll have left this dirty world fora
cleaner—to the great sorrow (and ad 1 '
vantage) of his affectionate relatives.
Ugli! Give me a glass of the doctor’s
The girl poured some medicine in a
glass, and Collet, after having contemp
lated K for a moment with .uiinite dis
gust, managed to get it dow «.
“J tell you what. Miss Mary Suin
ton,” said he, “ i don’t by any means
approve of your ‘Oh ! sir,’ and ‘Dear
sk,’ and the rest of it, when I’ve told
you how I hale to be galled *»ir,’ at all.
Why you couldn’t be in ore respectful
if you were a charity girl and Ia
beadle in gold laced hat ! None of
your nonsense, Mary Sutton, if you
please. Fve been your lawful guard
ian now fo<r six months, and you ought
to know nay likings and disliking.
“My poor father often told me how
you disliked ceremony,” said she.
“Your poor father told you quite
right,” said Mr. Collet. ,‘Fred Hut
ton was a man of laleut—a eapital fel
low! His only fault was a natural in
ability to keep a farthing in his pock'
et. Paor Fred ! he loved me —I’m
sure he did. He bequeathed me his
only child—and it isn’t every friend
•Would do that.”
“A kind and generous protector you
“Well, don’t kuow ; I’ve fried not
to be a brute, but 1 dare say I have
been. Don.* I speak roughly to you
sometimes J Haven’t I given you
food, pruden* worldly advice about
John Meade, and made myself quite
disagreeable, and like a guardian!—
Come, confess you love this peuuiless
nephew of mine.”
“Penniless indeed !” said Mary.
■“Ah, there it is!” said Mr. Collet.
“And what business has a poor devil
of an artist lo fall in love with iny
ward? But that’s Fred. Sutton’s
daughter ail over? Haven’t I two
-nephews ? Why couldn’t you fall in
love with the discreet one—that thriv
ing one ? Peter Finch —considering
he HI an attorney—is a young man. —
He is industrious in the extreme, aud
attends to other people’s business only
when he is paid for it. He despises
sentiment, and always looks to the
main chance. But John Meade, my
dear Mary, may spoil canvass forever,
and not grow rich. He’s all for art and
t-ruth, and social reform, and spirited
elevation, and goodness knows what.
Peter Finch will ride in his carriage,
aud splash poor John Meade as he
trudges on foot.”
The harangue was here intearupted
bv a ring at the gate, and Mr. Peter
Fipch was announced. He had scarce
iy taken his seat, when another pull at
the bell was heard, and Mr. John
Meade was announced.
Fancy an 4
Mr. Collet eyed his two nephews
with a queer sort of smile, while they
made speeches expressive of sorrow at
the nature of their visit. At last, stop'
“ Enough, hoys, enough!” said he,
“Let me find seme better subject to
xHscuss than the state of an old man’s
health. I haven’t seen much ot you
up to the present time, and, for any
thing I know, you may be rogues or
John Meade seemed rather to wince
under this address; but Peter Finch
calm and confident.
“To put the case,” taid Mr, Collet.
“This morning a poor wretch of a
gardener came begging here. He
could get no work, it seems, and said
he was starving. Well, I know some
thing about the fellow, ami I believe
he only to l d the truth ; so 1 gave him
a shilling to get rid of him. Now, Fin
afraid I did wrong. What reason had
I for giving him a shilling? What
claim had he on me? The value of
his labor in the market is all a work
ing man is entitled to ; and when his
labor is of no value, why, then he must
go to the devil, or wherever eise he
can. Ah, Peter ! That’s my philoso
phy —what do you think ?”
-“I quite agres w Dh y n u. The ral
qe of their labor in the market is all
that laborers can pretend all that
they should have. Nothing acts more
perniciously than ihu absurd support
“ Hear, hear 1” said t’ 'diet. “You’re
a piever fellow, Peter. Go on niy dtur
bay, go o:i!”
“ What results from aid ?”
continued Peter. “Ttjjyvaluc
bur is kept at an uinFilural
State charity is State robbery ; jffivate
charity is public wrong.”
“That’s it. Peter!” Collet.
“I don’t believe"it,” said John. —
“You were quite rig fit lo give the man
a shilling; I’d have given him a slul'
••Oh ! you would—would you!” said
Mr. Collet. “You’re very generous
with your shillings. Would you fly in
the laee of all orthodox political econ
omy. you Vandal ?”
“Yes” said John, “as the Vandal
flew in the face of Borne, and
ed what had become a and a
“Poor John !” said Mr Collet.—
“We shall never make gny tiling of him,
Peter. Really, we’d better talk about
something else. John, tell us all about
the last new novel.”
They , conversed on various topics,
until the arrival of the invalid’s early
bed’time, parted the uncle and neph
ews for the night.
Mary Stilton seized an opportunity,
the next morning, after hreukUoi, to
speak with John Meade alone.
“John.” said she, “do you til ink no
more of your own interest —of our in
terest. What occasion for you to be
so violent last night, and contradict
Mr. Collet so shockingly ! I saw Peter
Finch laughing to himself. John, you
must be more cartful or we shall never
“Well, Mary, I'll do my best,” said
John, “ It was that confounded Peter,
with his chain of iron maxims, that
made me fly out; I’m not an iceberg,
“Thank heaven, you’re not!” said
Mary, “but an iceberg floats —think
of that. John, Remember, every time
you offend Mr. Collet, you please Mr.
“So 1 do,” said John. “Yes, I’ll
“If you would only try to be a little
mean and hard-hearted,” said Mary;
“ju9l a little to begin with. You
would only stoop to conquer.”
“May l gain my deserts then !” said
John, “Are you not to be my loving
wife, Mary? Are you not to sit at
needle work in my studio, whilst I
paint my great historical picture ?
llow can tfiis come to pass if Mr. Col*
let will do nothing for us ?”
“Ah! how indeed !” sabl Mary.—
“But here’s our friend, Peter Finch,
coining in the gate Irom his work. I
leave you together.’’ And so saying,
“What! Meade!” said Peter, as lie
entered, “Sulking indoors of a tine
morning like this ; I’ve been through
all the village. Not an ugly place, but
wants looking after sadly. Roads
shamefully muddy; pigs allowed to
walk oh the footpath !’’
“Dteadful!” exclaimed John.
“ I say; you came out pretty strong
last night,” said Peter. “Unite defied
the old man. But I like your spirit.”
“I have no doubt you do,” thought
“Oh, when I was a youth, I thought
a little that way myself.” said Peter.
“But the world —tiie world, my dear
sir, soon cures us of all romantic no
tions. I regret, of course, to see peo
ple miserable ; but wiiat’s the use of,
regreting ? its no part of the business
of the superior class to interfere with
the laws of supply and demand
Poor people must be miserable. What
can’t be cured must be endured.”
“Exactly so,’ said John.
Mr. Collet this day was too ill to
leave his bed. About noon he request j
ed to sec them in his bedroom. They |
fosnd him propped up on pillow?, very i
weak, but in good spirits as usual.
“Well, boy?, said he, “here I am,
you sec, brought to anchor at last.—
The doctor will be here soon ; I sup
pose te shake his head and write re
cipes. All humbug, my boys 1 Patients
can do as well for themselves, I believe,
ss doctors can do for them ; they’re ail
in the dark together—the only differ
ence is that patients grope in the Eng
lish, and doctors in the Latin.
“ You are too skeptical,” said John
“Pooh.” said Mr. Collet. “Let us
change the subject. I want your ser
vice, Peter and John, on a matter that
concerns your interest. I’m going to
make my will to-day—and I don’t
know how to act about your cousin
Emma Briggs. Emma disgraced us
by an oil man.”
•T.flioil man!” exclaimed John.
“A vulgar, shocking oil man?” said
Mr. Collet, “ a wretch who not only
sold oil. but soap, candles, turpentine,
black lead and bircb brooms. I; was
a dreadful blow to the family. Her
grandfather never got over it. Wtdi,
Briggs, the oii man, died last week,
and his wido-jv has written to me asking
for assistance. Now I have thought
of leaving her n hundred pounds a year
in mv « ;!!. What do yon think jf i ? J
I'm afraid she ucit’t dctm What'
r'ghl hail she to marry against the
ailvice of her friends?" What have 1
It* do with tier misfortunes ?"
•* My mind is quite made up," said
Peter Finch. “No notice ought to he
taken ut tier. She nude an obstinate
and unworthy match—now let her
abide the consequence.
*• tor your opinion, John,” said
f Upon my word. I think I mrt say
the same," said .lolin Meade, br icing
himself up boldly for the part of the
worldly man. “What rigid had she to
pturry? as you observed with great jus
tice, sir. Let her abide the conse
quences—as you very properly remark
ed," said Meade. •' Can't she curry
on the oi| fnan’s business 7 f dare
say it will support her v* yy welt."
•• Why. no," said Mr. Collet,“lJrigga
died a bankrupt and his widow and
children are destitute."
*• That dot. s not aln r the qiu stjon,"
said Utter Finch. “Let linggs' fami
ly t|o something lor her."
*• i') be sure," said Mr. Chillpj.—
‘Briggs’ laniily are the people to do
something lor her. She mustn't ex
pect any tiling from us —imjit she,
‘-Destitute, is she?" said John.—
“With children, too. Why, that is
another case. sir. You surely ought
to notice her —to assist her. (lonlound
it. I'm for letting her have the hundred
•• O, John. John! what a break,
down sciJ Mr. Collet. *->So you
were trying to folio x Peter Fmeh
through Stony Arabia, ami lurried
back at the second step ! John ! John ?
keep to your Arabia Felix, and leans
sterner ways to very di lie rent men.— ■
Cood bye, botli ol you. I 're no voice
to talk any more. I’ll think over all
you have said."
Me pressed their hands, and they
left the room. The old man ivas too
weak to speak next day, and in three
days afterwards he breathed his last.
As soon as the funeral was over, tho
will was read by the confidential matt
of business who had always attended
to Mr. Collet’s atl’airs. The group that
sit around him preserved u decorous
| appearance of disinterestedness; and
the usual preamble to the will having
[ been listened to with breathless men
' lion, the man of business read the fol
“1 bt’UU*M>d« to mv uin««, Pmm
liriggs. notwithstanding that sh«
shocked her family by marrying an
oil man, liie sum ot lour thousand
pounds, being fully persuaded that her
lost dignity, if she could ever find u
again, would do nothing to provide her
with food, or clothing, or shelter."
John Meade smiled, and Peter Finch
ground his teeth—but in a quiet, re
The man of business went on with
“Having always held the opinion
that woman should be rendered a ra
tional and independent being, and
having duly considered the Jaei that
society practically denies iier the right
of earning her own living, I hereby be
queath to Mary Sutton the sum u 1 ten
thousand pounds, which will enable
her to marry, or to ri maiu single, as
she may prefer."
John Meade gave a prodigious start,
upon hearing this; Peter Finch ground
his teeth again, but iu a manner hard
ly resj ectable. Uoth, however, by ;t
violent effort, kept silent. The man of
business went on with his reading :
“ I have paid some attention to the
character ol my nephew, John Meade,
and have been grieved to find him
much possessed with a feeling of phil
anthropy, and with an abhorence for
what is base and false. As these ten
dencies are by no means such as rati
advance lum in the world, 1 bequeath
ed him the sum of ten thousand pounds,
hoping that he will keep out ol the
work house, and be enabled to paint
his great historical picture, which, as
yet, ho has only talked about."
“And ;ta for my other nephew, Pe
ter Finch, he views all things in so sa
gacious and selfish a way and is so
certain to get on in life, that I should
only insult him by offering and aid
which he does not require; yet from
ins allectionate uncle, and entirely as
a testimony of admiration fur his uuyj
tal acuteness, l venture to hope that
he will accept a bequest of five hun
dred pounds towards the completion
ofhis extensive library of lawbooks."
How Peter Finch stormed and call
ed names—how John Meade broke
into a delirium of joy—how Mary Sut
ton cried first, and then cried and
laughed together. Ail thesre matters I
shall not attempt to describe. Alarv
Sutton is now Mrs. John Meade, and
her husbanJ lias actually begun tho
great historical picture. Peter Finch
has taken to discounting bills, and
bringing actions on them, and driven
about in his brougham already.
S&T'The Masked Kaical org*in chstg.
es Southern men with having destroy* and
shivery and State rights. Just thecanr
Ts tpMacobins, for all the world ! If
a highwkyrnan attempted to rob you.
and, in the d?fenfe of your property,
he should kill yoa, y/>u are guilty of
the crime of suicide aaecrdiog to the
ot vh.C23 Radicals, m?sktd and
- Lou.jvJlc Cyurkr.