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fre of cost.
Bates of Advertising;
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M Each continuance,
Professional or Business Cards, not exceeding six
tines, per year, 5 00
Announcing Candidates for Office, 3 00
1 square three months, * 00
1- - tin “ 700
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a *. 24 00
4 .... 25 00
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/Sff-Merchants, Druggists and others, may contract
fox advertising by the year on reasonable terms.
Sale of Land or Negroes, by Administrators, Ex
ecutors and Guardians, per square, 3 00
of Personal Property, by Administrators, Ex
ecutors and Guardians, per square, 3 35
Notice to Debtors and Creditors, 3 35
Notice for Leave to Sell, and 00
Citation for Letters of Administration, 3 75
Citation for Letters of Dismission fjom Adm’n, 500
Citation for Letters of Dismission from Guard’p, 3 25
Sales of Land and Negroes by Administrators, Exec
utors or Guardians, are required, by law, to oe held on
the First Tuesday in the mouth, between the hours of
w in the forenoon and three in the afternoon, at the
- Court-house door of the county in which the property is
situate. Notices of these saiea must be given in a pub
lic Gaaett e, forty days previous to the day of sale.
Notices for the sale of Personal Property must be given
at least tea day* previous to the day of sale.
Notises to Debtors and Creditors of an estate, must
be published forty days.
Notice that application will be made to the Court of
Ordinary, for leave to sell Land or Negroes, must be pub
lished weekly for tu'o months.
Citations for Letters of Administration, must be pub
lished thirty days —for Dismission from Administration
monthly, sve months— for Dismission from Guardianship,
Rules for Foreclosure of Mortgage must be published
monthly, for four months —for compelling titles from Ex
ecutors or Administrators, where a bond has been issued
by the deceased, the full spate of three months.
Publications will always be continued according
to these, the legal requirements, unless otherwise or
rde*ed. JOHN A. REYNOLDS, Publisher.
OFFICERS GRAND LODGE KNIGHTS OF JERICHO.
At ft regular meeting of the Grand Lodge Knights
of Jericho, Btte of Georgia, held ia the City of At
lanta, on the 9th Sept the following were elected
‘ its officers for the ensuing year:
W. D. Williams, of Oxford, G. W. G.
Taos. Dougherty, of Macou, G. W.Y. 0.
Wm. G. Forsyth, of Atlanta, G. W. Recorder.
Wm. F. Ross, of Macon, G. W. M.
li£e Strickland,-., of Griffin, G. W. S.
H. 0. Carter, of Calhoun, G. W. Chap.
M M. Pesdlbtok, of Sparta, G. W. P, C.
Sept. 22, 1857.
LETTERS.— APPLICATjeS FOR AND iDISMIBSORT.
QTATE OF GEORGIA,OGLETHORPE COUNTY.
k-5 All persons having demands against Neal F. Coch
ran, late of said county, deceased, arc hereby notified to
present them to us, property uttested, within the time
prescribed by law, or they will not be settled ; and all
arsons indebted to said deceased, are hereby required
.to make immediate payment.
MARTHA H. COCHRAN,) Adm’x.
WILLIAM T. COCHRAN,] Adm’r.
, Jan. 7, 1858. 6t.
ti EORGIA, GREENE COUNTY.—Whereas Al
* fred H. Jackson, administrator upon the estate oi
Mrs. Laurann BL Parrott, deceused, petitions the Court
of Ordinary of said county for Letters Dismissory:
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to
be and appear at the Court of Ordinary, to be held in
and for said county, on the first Monday in August next,
to show cause, (ifany they have) why said administra
tor should not then be discharged.
Given under my hand at office, in Greenesboro’, Jan
nary 15th, 1858.
Jan. 21 EUGENICS L. KING, Ord’y.
‘J Isaac Morrrison applies for the guardianship of the
persons and property of Henry C. Morrison, William A.
Morrison, Anna V. Morrison, John T. Morrison and
Emma J. Morrison, minor children of William J. Mor
rison lata of Upson county, deceased:
These are therefore to cite and admonish ail persons
concerned, to be and appear at the Court of Ordinary,
to be hold in and for said county, on the first Monday
in March next, to show cause, (If any they have) why
said letters should not be granted.
Given under mv hand at office, in Greenesboro*, Jan
uary’ 15th, 1858.
Jan. 21, 1858. EUGENICS L. KING, Ord’y.
G~~ BORGIA, GREENE CO.—Whereas Wm. Ed
mondson, Guardian of Sarah J. Cradock, now Sa>-
rah J. McWhorter, applies to this Court for Letters Dis
luissory from his said Guardianship: It is therefore
ordered that all persona concerned be and appear at the
next March term of this Court, to qhow cause why said
guardian should not be discharged; and it is further or
dered that this rule be published for forty days in terms
f the law.
A true extract from the minutes of the Court of Ordi
nary of Greene County.
Jan. 21, JBSB .EUGENIUS L. KING, Ordinary.
jH EORGIA, GREENE (X).—Whereas Lorenzo D.
vJT Carlton, guardian of Valerius J. Burk, applies to
this Court for letters Dismissory from his said guar
It is therefore ordered that all persons concerned be
and appear at the next March term of this Court, to
show cause why said guardian should not be discharged;
and it is further ordered that this rule be published for
forty days in terms of the law'.
A true extract from the minutes of the Court of Ordi
nary of Greene County.
Jan. 31, 1858. EUGENICS L. KING, Ordinary.
GEORGIA, GREENE COUNTY: Whereas John
McMichael, administrator with the will annexed
an the estate of Mrtr. Margaret Armor, deceased, peti
iiona the Court of Ordinary for Letters Dismissory from
These are therefore to ejtc and admonish all persons
concerned, to show cans.: (if any they have) wny said
administrator should not be discharged at the court on
foe Ist Monday in July, 1858. Given under my hand
at office in Greone.sborc’ Dec 18, 1857.
Dec 2A~6m EUGENIUS L. KING, Ord.
GREENE COUNTY.—W here as
V, !> Eindley, administrator upon the estate
of Isaac Findley, deceased, petitions the Court of Ordi
uary of said county for Letters of Dismission from said
These are therefore to cite and admonish all persons
concerned, to show* cause (if any they have) why said
administrator should not be discharged at the Court of
Ordinary to be held in and for said county, on the Ist
Monday in June., 1858. -Given under my hand at office
In Greenesboro’, Nov 16th, 1857.
JNjov_gb-6m EUGENIU3L. KING, Ord’y.
WT ©TICK,—Two months after data application wtU be made
jMI to the Cos art of Ordinary of Greene County for leave to sell
a negro woman by the name of Queen belonging
to the estate of Harriet L. Grimes deoeaaed.
I. A. WILLIAMS, Adm’r.
December 7th, IffoT.
Greene Mortgage Sheriff s Sales.
Will be sold before the Court-house door in
the city of Greenesboro, en the Ist Tuesday in
MARCH next, between the legal hears of sale, the fol
lowing property, to-wit:
The house and lot on which Hiram Rouzeo now
live*, situated in the city of Greenesboro, known in the
plan of said city as part of lot No. 32, adjoining the lot
occupied by Mrs. Baugh on the north, the lot
of Mrs. Park on the east, on the south by South-street
and J. A. Miller's blacksmith shop lot, and on the west
by West-street: to satisfy]a mortgage fi-fa- issued from
Greene Superior Court, in favor of Davis, Wood &
Johnson, against said Rouzee.
ALSO, AT THE SAMB TIME AND PLACE.
Two black hacks and harness, one green hack
’ and harness, one red stage coach and harness, 8 buggies
and harness. 2 old gray horses, 1 young gray horse, 2
match sorrell hordes, 1 sorrel horse, pot-gut, two black
mules, 1 bay horse, (limping bay,) 2 black match horses,
1 bay horse, Durham, one two-horse wagon and harness:
all levied on as the property of Douglas W. Wilson, to
satisfy a mortgage fi.fa. in favor of James M. Lankford.
Issued from Greene Inferior Court, against said Wilson.
Dec. 31—tds. C. C. NORTON, D. Sh’ff.
Greene Sheriff's Sales.
WILL be sold before the court-house door in
the city of Greenesboro’, on the first Tuesday in
MARCH next, within the legal hours of sale, the fol
lowing property to-wit :
The store-house and lot in the village of White
Plains, containing one aere, more or less; also, the
dwelling-house and lot whereon Henry C. Ware now
lives, in the village of Bairdstown, containing two
acres, more or less: Levied on by virtue of aft fa is
sued from the Superior Court of Greene County, in
favor of Joei Hurt vs Henry C. Ware and Daniel D.
Ware. Property pointed out bv J. R. Parker.
Jan. :)oth, 1858. C. C. NORTON, Dep. Sh'ff.
ALSO, AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE:
The house and lot on which Wm. A. Lankford lived,
containing two acres more or lesa, in the town of Pen
field, adjoining L. Linnenkohl, George Readen and
Wm. N. Williams : levied on as the property of Wm.
A. Lankford, to satisfy afi fa from Greene Superior
Court, in favor of Augustirt F. Green, adm’r, vs Wm.
A. Lankford and Joel G. Hobbs, security. Property
pointed out by said Hobbs.
Jan 28T1848. C. C. NORTON, D. Sh’ff.
ALSO, AT THE SAME TIME AND PUCE :
A negro boy named Augustus, about 8 years old, of
dark complexion: levied on as the property of Joseph H.
English, to satisfy sundry fi fas issued from Greene Su
perior and Inferior Courts, infavorof Poullain, Jennings
Sc Cos. vs Stephen D. & Joseph H. English, and Chas. W.
Dußoee vs said S. D. Sc J. H. English. Property point
ed out by J. H. English.
Jan 28, 1858. C. C. NORTON, D. Sh’ff.
ALSO, AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE t
One negro man named Hark, of dark complexion,
about thirty-six years old ; one woman named Elizzie,
about twenty-eight years old ; one girl named
Creasy, about nine years old: levied on as the property of
Robert Newsome, to satisfy tw os fas from Greene Su
perior Court, in favor of the adm’r of E. S. Hunter vs
D. A. Newsome, and Robert Newsome, security ; Tho
mas J. Burney vs Robert Newsome, security for E.
Sparks Hunter, deceased. Property pointed out by R.
Newsome. C. C. NORTON, D. Sh'ff.
Jan 26, 1858.
Greene Sheriff’s Sale.
WILL be sold, in the city of Greenesboro, on the Ist Tues
day in MARCH next, within the legal hours of sale, the
following property, to-wit:
1 rtegrogirl, Louisana, about 10 years ol©, of black com- j
plexion: levied on as the property of Jos. N. Raden, to
satisfy sundry Justices’ Court ft. fas. from the 148th
dist. G. M. in favor of James M. Lankford vs. Joseph
N. Raden; McWhorter & Armstrong vs. Joseph N.
Raden; Armstrong & Wilson vs. Joseph N. Raden;
A. B. Phelps vs. Joseph N. Raden; William N. WU- I
Liams vs. Joseph N. Raden, and James R. Slanders vs.
Joseph N. Raden. Levy made and returned to me by
Levi Mays, constable. C. C. NORTON, P Sfo’ff.
Jan. 14, 1858. ,
Greene Sheriffs Sale.
WILL be sold before the Court-house door 1 in
the city of Greenesboro, oti the Ist Tuesday in
MARCH next, between the legal hours of sale, the fol
lowing property, to-wit t
One negro man, named Doric, about thirty-five years
oleb Levied on by virtue of two fi.fas. issued from the
Inferior Court of Oglethorpe County, one in favor ot H.
C. Bugg vs. B.M. Echols Sc McOilvra P. Pitman; one in
favor of Lewie J. Dupree vs. Silas M. Echols, and Z. P.
Landrum, Administrator; and one from the Inferior
Court of Greene County—Redaic Stephens vs. said
Echols. All for the use of Albert King.
Jan. 29, 1858 I. MORRISON, Sh’ff.
Greene Sheriff’s Sale.
IN\ ILL SELL FOR CASH, to the highest and
beet bidder, before the court-house door in the city
of Greenesboro, on the Ist Tuesday in MARCH next,
within the legal hours of sale—
All the right, title and interoet of W’illiam T. Doster
in and to the following described and named property:
One sorrel horse, called Stocks ; one gray horse, Provi
dence; one bay horse, Reuben; one bay horse, Charley;
one sorrel horse, Joe; one black horse, Fish ; one car
riage ann harness; three buggies and harness:.levied
on as the property of William T. Doster, to satisfy aun
dry fi.fas. issued from Greene Superior and Inferior
Courts—one in favor of Augustin F. Greene, adm’r, c*.
Doster & Dolvin and James M. Langford, security—one
in favor of John T. Perdue, ex’r, vs. Doster & Dolvin—
one in favor of O. P. Daniel vs. Doster At Dolvin, and
other fi. fas. in my hands against said Doster.
Jan. 21, 1858. T. F. FOSTER, D. 8.
Greene mortgage Sales—Postponed*
WILL be sold in the City of Greenesboro’ on
the first Tuesday in MARCH next, between
the usual hourseof sale, the Interest of Joseph N.
Raden in the Livery Stable of Lankford, Wilson and
Raden—it being the sixth part of said firm, the fol
lowing property to-wit : Two old gray Horses
known as the Ellington horses, two black Horses
known as the Williams horses, two black Mules.
One bay horse known as the Sharp horse ; one
sorrel Horse known as the Giady sorrel; one
bay horse known as the Durham horse ; one young
bay horse known as the Jackson horse; one sorrel
known as pot gut; one bay horse known as the
lame bay ; one grey horse known as the Jackson
grey, seven baggies and harness ; Four hacks
and harness ; one two Horse Wagon and harness ;
one one Hcrse wagon and Harness ; one four seated
Buggy and harness, all levied on as the property of
Joseph N. Raden to satisfy a mortgage fi fa in fa
vor of James M. Lankford issued from Greene Inferior
Court against said Raden.
T. F. FOSTER, D. Sheriff:
Greenesboro’ Nov. 14th, 1837.
Look—Even bod) .
THE undersigned having leased the STORE
ROOM recently occupied by Williams Sc Lank
ford, are rfow receiving and opening a Choice and Select
FRUITS, CANDIES, CIGARS,
EATABLES, &c. Ac, Re.
The attention of the Citizens of Penfield and vicinity,
is respectfully called to this New Establishment. We
have adopt eu
b till aim mm
and intend to make it to the advantage of every one to
spend their money with us.
A good assortment of every thing usually found in an
UP-COUNTRY GROCERY STORE on hand at all
times. J. M. BOWLES Sc CO.
Penfield, Jon. sth, 1858.
NOTICE.— 'All persons indebted to the estate
of JONAS CARTRIGHT.Iateof Greene county,
deceased, are requested to make immediate payment;
and those having demands against said estate are re
quested to make them in terms of the law.
Feb 18, 1858-40.1 W. S. DAVIS, Adifi’x.
MONROE FEMALE UNIVERSITY,
FORSYTH, GA. ISSS.
INSTITUTION IS ONEjdMM
iatiil A of the most flourishing Femalcj^H|j^n|
! Schools in Georgia; it has a Faculty of 9 able and ex
. perienced teachers, three of whom are graduates of
I “ Mercer University.” The Spring Term has opened
i ‘y 11 ” n®Tly 100 pupils. The daughters of indigen tßap
ttst Ministers educated without charge for tuition. Pu
pils will be received at any stage of advancement and
at any time of the term, and charged from the time of
entrance. Spring Term began January 18, and will end
on the 3d Wendesdav in July,
Feb IS, 1857 R. T. ASBURY, See. Fac.
THE ADOPTED ORGAN OP ALE THE TEMPERANCE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE STATE.
PENFIELD, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1 8 58.
Important, if True!
/yfcSP ALL NOTES Sc ACCOUNTS
f/j due the firm of PHELPS Sc
SEALS lor the year 1856, not paid
by the 15th MARCH, will be sued
Feb 18, 1858
Georgia Educational Journal,
THE TEACHES’S FRIEND and PUPIL'S ASSISTANT,
PUBLISHED WEEKLY IN QUARTO FORM,
in FORSYTH, GA. at S3 00 for one year, w $1 00
for 6 mo.
in Georgia ought to have (his paper.
‘Georgia Educational Journal,’ Forsyth, Ga.
GEO. F. WILBURN, M. D.
Pet: 18; 1858 ly
SIBLEY k BOGGS,
—WHOLESALE AND BETAIL DBALEBS IN —
Choice Family Groceries, Cigars, bo.
276 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia.
Feb 18,1858 rs
BY MRS. M. E. BRYAN.
a T MARY E. BRYAN.
Oh darkly falls the stormy night,
And wildly wails the sea ;
And the sea-gulls, white in their ghost-like flight.
Shriek loud and warningly.
Why stand’s! thou here on this lonely ahore.
Oh ! maiden so fair and pale 1
Is there music for thee in the billow's roar,
And the wild voice of the gals <
The salt sea-spray is in thy hair
That the winds are blowing free;
And thou stretch’st thy hands with beseeching air
To the cold, unpitying sea.
Two summers since, that cheek so pale
Was thy manly brother’s pride ;
’Till there came o'er the sea an unknown sail.
And a stranger sought thy side ;
A youth, with a beauty like a girl's—
On his cheek a crimson glow—
Witli sunlight asleep in his golden curls.
A_nd a voice of music low.
Oh ! passing sweet was the tale he toid
Os the isle beyond the sea,
W'here the orange should drop its fruit of gold.
And the myrtle bloom for thee.
And thou hung’st entranced on each low tone—
Eaeh glance from those eyes divine;
But one eve, when the sky was all o’erflown
With the sunset’s purple wine,
He sailed away o’er the summer sea,
From that bleak and rocky shore,
And he wafted a parting kiss to thee,
But he came back— never more !
Wearily, wearily, watched’et thou,
Through the Autumn’s stormy days.
’Tila shadow fell upon brain and brow,
And thy mind was a ‘ wildercd mtue.
Oh, dreamer! many a human heart
Has silently watched like thee,
cherished hopes, like that bark, depart
On life’s false and changeful sea—
And ’til fell the shadow of the tomb,
Have waited and watched in vain:
For never, across that sea of gloom
Came those cherished hopes again.
Girls have half ruined their complexions by the
use of cosmetics, and fretted themselves into
positive ill-humor on account of these trouble
some spoilers of pretty faces. French creams,
pastes and washes for their removal, have found
ready sale among the credulous, and the “ Papai
an lotion,” “Balm of a thousand flowers,” “Paste
of bitter almonds,” etc—-have excited hopes 1 hat
were destined to a speedy downfall. We think
these anxious young ladies magnify the evil.
Health is the most efficient cosmetic, and freck
les, when accompanied by a fresh, rosy color, are
no destruction to the beauty of anotherwise pret
ty face. Indeed, many think them an addition.
Hawthorne affirms that they add piquancy to the
features, and gracefully styles them pleasant re
membrancers of April sunshine and breezes.
Elsewhere we have seen them termed “ kisses of
the sunbeams.” Not long since, we heard an
old man’s receipt for their removal, and (as his
varacity was unimpeachable) perhaps it may be
of service. He knew, he said, a very pretty girl
whose numerous freckles were yet the torment
of her life, as his club-foot was of poor Byron.
Numberless lotions having failed of any good af
fect, she at length secluded herself for a week to
the wonder of her perplexed friends and suitors,
and at the end of that time came out (like a but
terfly from its clirvsalis) to an evening entertain
ment, with a complexion fair as unstained snow
— and minus freckle*. With praiseworthy firmness,
she kept her secret for an entire day, but before
the olose of the next, she had communicated se
parately to her six bosom friends and confidants,
that the removal of the freckles was caused by
frequent applications of sour curd. The old man
insisted on the truth of this, as it had come un
der his own personal observation.
Silence is often inftniteh/ more Expressive them Ism
guape.—All the passions of humanity, in their full
est developement, find refuge in silence. Vio
lent grief, despair, anger, joy and love are all
voiceless. .Shakspeare, that great master of ’the
human heart., understood the power of silence :
for the two women to whom, above all his other
conceptions, he has given the loftiest individual
ities, could not speak tvhat wa in them. The
“ nothing my Lord” of Cordelia, and the “gra
cious silence” of Virgilia, betray how deeply he
had read the most delicate and folded leaves of
the human heart.
Novelist^and tragedians do not follow nature,
when thinking to appear brilliant, they make
violent emotions find vent in set speeches; for
silence lays its finger upon the lip of passion, and
the language of the speaking eyes is more elo
qent than words.
Judge Coon, of California, has decided that under the
statute of that State there is no lew to prohibit women
from dressing in male attire. This decision has given
great satisfaction to ladies who wish to “wear the
MARIAN ED'Glt Y.
BY UARV XT. BRYAX.
•“ From strong limbs that should bo chainlets,
There are fetters to unbind—
There are words to raise the fallen—
There is light to give the blind.”
is the amusing subject under discus
fl sion?” asked Marian Edgely, entering the
drawing-room where her sprightly cousin, Kate
Beverly, was entertaining two gentleman-visitors
from the neighboring village.
“ Oh! Dr. Ellison was telling us of something
very amusing that oocurred this evening, and he
doe, s mimic anything in such a droll manner,” re
turned Kate, laughing.
“ What was the circumstance,'Doctor ?” asked
Miss Edgely quietly, replacing a lily that had fal
len from the china vase.
*‘oh! simply an animal belonging to the genus
hcrmo, so delightfully oblivious that he was holding
on to a china-ti ee in the street, walking around
it in a very stately manner, under the impression,
as he informed us, that he was ascending the win
ding staircase of a magnificent palace, f left him
enjoying his pleasant hallucination.
“ Intoxicated?” said Marian, gravely.
“ Aye, a gentleman with a brick in hith hat—
a gentleman of our profethion, too!” chimed in
an exquisite of the first water, who had been
twirling his pet moustache and anxiously watch
ing for an opportunity to make Miss Edgely no
tice him more particularly.
“ Vos, a young limb of the law—a briefless attor
ney, too, I suspect; though the fellow, they say,
has fine talents and would make a man if he
would quit dissipating. He made his maiden
speech at Hillsboro’ with great eclat, and won a
ease that Judge Howard had thrown aside for
want of sufficient evidence. • He has recently es
tablished himself in our town, and I am really
afraid the poor fellow will starve, for we are al
ready quite over-run with attorneys.”
“We have undoubtedly too many for any one
to succeed, unless of superior talent,” said Marian
Edgely. “I fear if we could obtain a glimpse of
the tape-bound packages some of them carry
about so conspicuously during the session of Court,
we should, in many instances, find them quite
Whereupon, Mr. Augustus Fitzgerald, the gen
tleman of the embroidered vest and straw-colored
kid gloves, blushed up to his pencilled eye-brows
with conscious guilt, and thought for the twen
tieth time what a clever and penetrating lady
was Miss Edgely, and how delighted lie would be,
if he could only think of something very cutting
and sarcastic to say to her in return for the many
times she had wounded his self-love.
“ What is the name of the unfortunate man
you were speaking of, Doctor ?” asked Marian,
looking up from the petals of a rose she had torn
apart in her abstraction. *
“Leonard is the name. Yes; Ashley R. Leon
ard, the advertisement reads. He has no parents
living, nor any near relative, I believe. Mason
tells me his family was an excellent one, and his
father occupied a high official position. He is
the ‘last scion of a noble race/ and when, some
fine morning, he is fished up from the gutter with
the rest of the rubbish, you can get your poetical
admirer to write a very affecting epitaph on ‘ the
last of the Leonards’, Miss Kate.”
“Verdict—died of having more than he could
carry,” drawled the witty Augustus.
There was a pause; during which Kate teased
her spaniel, and Marian looked at the fragrant
heap of rose leaves she held. Dr. Ellison studied
her fine profile, and wondered if she could be
thinking of him.
“Did you say he was talented ?’’ she asked ab
ruptly, looking perfectly unconscious of the length
of time she had been silent.
“Who? Oh, Leonard, you mean! Yes; very.
Mason tells me he is writing a book that will cre
ate a sensation, if he has energy to finish it. But
there’s the rub; Mason says ho is peculiar—the
eccentricities of genius, I suppose; that he snys
he is alone in the world, with none to feel an in
terest in his fate, and he is reckless of a life with
out love or hope. The simpleton! to talk sq,
when there are so many girls to be had for the
asking! Mason thinks it is this morbid despon
dency that has driven him to drink; he never
dissipated before liis mother’s death.”
“Quite Byronicall” sneered the gentleman in
straw-colored kids, covertly glancing at Marian
to see her appreciation of his sarcasm; but Mar
ian was very grave.
“Oh I” she said, “ how sad to think of the wreck
of such a noble nature! youth, intellect, genius,
“Pray, my dear Miss Edgely, do not waste your
sympathies on such an unworthy object. 1 told
you a ludicrous incident, hoping that it would
amuse you as it did Miss Kate, and now you are
ready'to weep about it.”
“I never laugh at the frailties of humanity,
Dr. EJlLson. There is something very sad in the
degradation of what was intended to be so noble
—‘the glory obscured’ of one by nature born a
“ You are enthusiactic, Miss Edgely. I won
der how a poor, miserable sot like Leonard would
feel to hear such epithets in connection with his
“ ‘ A man’s a man for a’ that, Dr. Ellison, if he
is not wholly depraved, and I feel assured that
this man is not. There is a door in every heart,
which may be opened by a skilful hand and the
light of reason and conscience admitted.”
“Ifthere ith a door in Leonard'th heart, the
hingeth mutht be very ruthty,” ventured the
sapient Augustus, twisting the seal ring around
on his finger so that its gaudy set might be seen
Very good, Augustus,” said Dr. Ellison, pat
ronizingly; “and now we will dismiss the subject
since it has become so serious. I have no fancy
for anything grave. Miss Kate, 1 hoard your
sweet contralto vibrating through the garden as
1 came in. It was an air from Verdi you were
singing, was it not? I should like to hear it
again,” he continued, opening the piano a. he
Marian Edgely was an orphan —the ward of
her uncle'—Judge Beverly of Bloomfield Villa.
She was now near her twentieth birthday—two
years the senior of her eousin Kate. They were
the belies of Somorton, and yet no two styles of
beauty could be more dissimilar. Kate was a
blonde, with petite figure—eyes blue as forget-me
nots—golden hair and a child’s caressing man
ner. Marian, t*U and Btately, with magnificient
arms and hands—a head remarkable for its ex
cellent phrenological developments and a
” Pure, pale, radiant face
Lljte to a lighted alabaster vase.”
Her countenance was rather intellectual than
beautiful. Firmness and candor were the char
acteristics expressed in the com pressed lips; the
full, broad forehead and dark, gray eyes, veiled
by long, black lashes, suggesting the idea of foun
tains deeply shaded by over-hanging foliage. Ma
rian possessed, indeed, a strength and indepen
dence of character less rare among woman than
men will acknowledge. She was true to herself
and true to others. She possessed fine sensibili
ties, without any of the mawkish school-girl en
thusiasm. So Marian was admired, esteemed, but
loved only by the few who could appreciate her.
Her presence always insured prestige to a fete, a
dinner party or an excursion, and in proportion
as she was indifferent to the attentions of the
other sex. was she sought for and admired. At
a distance, however, for Marian was known to be
something of a has bleu, and her adorers stood in
salutary awe of a woman who read and under
stood Hutton and Werner,- collected Geological
specimens in her walks and picnics, read Cooper’s
Surgery, made anatomical drawings and even, it
was believed, dipped into Coke and Blackstone
with her uncle, Judge Reverly, who took Infinite
pride in his niece. ‘‘ las grandepassion” was a feel
ing that had never yet troubled Marian. Kitty
was always in love—always raving about some new
admirer and wondering at the apathy of Marian,
who kept the even tenor of her way, always cool,
calm a.id collected, whether reading to her un
cle in the library, sketching in the yard under
the elm tress, while she superintended the ma
king of soap or chaperoning the wild Kitty at a
bal masque or a riding party. Kate declared her
cold-hearted cousin would remain that anoma
lous being—an old maid from ohoice; but Marian
felt, though she never expressed, “ the sweet,
small need of woman to be loved"—the yearn
ing of her heard for some object on which to lav
ish its hoarded wealth of affection. She was far
from being cold-hearted, and was really deeply,
but quietly, enthusiastic when her sympathies
were awakened. This, her interest in Leonard,
the poor inebriate, fully demonstrated.
A short time after the conversation with which
the story opens, a party of Somerton ladies and
gentlemen were returning from a moonlight-walk
to the Bellwood Mineral Springs, situated in a
delightful retreat a short, distance from the vil
Marian and Dr. Ellison were in advance of’ the
others, and as they turned an angle in the road
that brought into view the cottage of a poor wo
man recently widowed, they beheld a sheet of
flame burst through the roof, and simultaneously
the cry of the alarmed occupants rang out upon
the stillness of the night. The party hastened
forward, and on reaching the burning building,
found the mother with her half-awakeued chil
dren standing in the yard benumbed and paral
yzed with terror. “Are they all safe?” asked
half a dozen voices at once.
“ Yes,” replied the woman, “ they are all here”
—counting them—“ six, with Allie, who has the
“Mother,” said the startled girl, “Ihave’nt the
baby"—l could'nt find him—the smoke was so
“Not got the baby!” shrieked the woman.
“Oh, my God! my child! my babyl I must go
after him,” and she darted back to the house.
Dr. Ellison’s strong arm intercepted her.
“Woman!” he said, “calm yourself; it is too
late; your child is doubtless already suffocated
ami the roof may fall in any moment.”
She gazed at him with a bewildered stare,
threw up her arms frantically and fell back insen
sible. At the same instant Marian saw a man
make his way through the crowd and spring into
the sleeping apartment through tho window that
opened upon the piazza. Before he re-appeared,
the roof fell in with a terrible crash, and the cry,
“ lie is lost! he is lost!” buret from the lips of the
horrified spectators. But when the smoke clear
ed away, he stood among them, bearing in his
arms the half suffocated infant. He was very pale,
and the quick eye of Marian saw that ho was suf
“Give me tho child,” she said, (for she was the
only gne of the females that retained her pres
ence of mind,) “ and accompany me to the house
where they are carrying the woman. Both of
you need assistance; are you sure you can walk
without aid ?”
He smiled, although his forehead was contrac
ted by real pain, and walked by her side in si
lence to the little cabin, on the adjoining lot.
Marian examined the child, and finding that it
was comparatively uninjured, bathed its face,
neck and bosom in cold water, and then commit
ting it to the charge of the ruddy-faced Irish girl
who stood watching her, she turned to the hero
ic man who had saved its life. His arm was
bums to the shoulder by part of a beam that had
fallen upon it. With her own hands, she dressed
the wound, Dr. Ellison being employed in anoth
er room with the poor woman, who, on recovering
from the swoon, had fallen into strong hysterics.
When she had finished bandaging the ann of the
stranger, and persuaded him to rest awhile upon
the couch, shatook the poor, wailing babe from
the arms of the girl and seating herself, began to
soothe it to sleep with the lulling caresses that
only a woman can use.
She had now leisure to remark the noble beau
ty of the man before her, whose pale features
were thrown out in bold relief by the dark cush
ions of the couch on which he reclined. It was
not a handsome face, but there was something pe
culiarly attractive, impreesibly noble, in the high,
white brow, the large, dark, dreamy eyeß,and the
mouth, beautifully chiselled as a woman’s, yet,
with a shade of sadness lingoring about the full,
curved lips. He raised his eyes, and as they en
countered Marian's, sho felt the quick blood
mount to her brow, as she interpreted their lan
guage of intense admiration. She was embar
rassed, and felt the necessity of saying something.
“You are a brave man, sir,” she said at length,
her natural self-composure ooming to her aid;
“you have shown yourself almost reckless of dan
ger in thus risking your life.”
He smiled, half sadly, half cynically. “There
was small merit,” he stud, in risking a life souse
less^—a life that is a burden to myself and worth
less to others. I have no near tie of kindred and
Marian looked up with freshly awakoned in
“ You arc, then,” she began, but instantly re
collecting herself, paused in embarrassment.
“ Ashly Leonard,” he added briefly, “ you have
heard of mo I suppose.”
“ I have,” said Marian, at a loss what to reply.
“ I thought as much,” he said with bitterness,
and then a silehce ensued. Pressing a kiss upon
the fair brew of the sleeping child, Marian arose
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
to place it upon the low bed that occupied a cor
ner of the apartment. As sho was covering it
with her own shawl, the door opened, and Dr.
Ellison entered. <• ; .. ■ - , ,
“ She is better,” he said, in answer to her look
of inquiry, “but insists on seeing the child.
“ She will not believe that it lives, until she has
the evidence of her own senses. Shall t Bring
her in?” Marian nodded assent.
“ And this gentleman here—Ah! Mr. Leonard,
is it possible! I congratulate you, sir, upon your
fortunate escape. I hope you have sustained ho
injury. Ah, your arm is bandaged I see 1 Is it
attended to?” Marian explained briefly what she
“ Just the step I should have taken myself,”
he cried delightfully; “ you have not studied
surgery to no purpose Miss Edgely. What an ad
junct you will be to me I” he added in a whisper,
intended for her alone; but the quick ear of
Leonard caught the low spoken words.
“Can we come in Doctor ?” inquired half dodieii
voices at the door; and • receiving an answer in
the affirmative, the mother of the child rushed
into the room followed by the whole party, who
had discovered the retreat of Marian and Leon
ard, and were quite eager to be of service, now
that their assistance was no longer needed. Thv
poor widow, however, had eyes for only one ob
ject. Perceiving her babe calmly slumbering on
the low couch, with its little, bright head pillow
ed on its dimpled arm, she threw herself on her
knees beside it, and covered it with joyful kissee,
while she mingled her thanks to Heaven with
endearing epithets, exclamations half coroio and
” Have you no thanks for the kind gentleman
who saved your child ?” whispered Marian gently,
attempting to cal.ii her excited feelings.
The next moment, the happy mother was on
her knees before Leonard, pouring forth her grat
itude in very expressive Irish, and calling down
the blessings of all the saints upon his head. The
spectators were greatly moved by the scene, for
the natural eloquence of the heart is always touch
I “ Its ath good ath a play,” whispered Augus
tus to the sentimental little Miss who leaned
heavily upon his arm, holding her cambric hand
kerchief to her eyes, so that the embroidery at
the corners might be seen to the best advantage.
“Aye,” sneered Dr. Ellison, who by no means
relished Marian’s evident interest in Leonard*
“it is quite theatrical, and Miss Edgely appears
in the new and very interesting oharacter of sis
ter Dorcas, or rather of the good Samaritan.”
But the ladies, who are always excited by an
heroic action, wished to display their admiration
in a more tangible form, and soon a purse wag
made up and gracefully tendered to the hero of
the night. He had watched their proceedings
with a smile of c&lm indifference, and now, with
a slight and rather haughty bow of acknowledge
ment, he took the purse and placed it in the hand
of the widow.
“ She will need all your charity prompts you to
give ladies,” he said, and abruptly turned away.
The crowd now dispersed, conversing over the
night's adventure. Before leaving, Marian sought
Leonard, and giving him her hand she Baid:
“I trust you will experience no inconvenience
from this, and that your arm will do credit to my
surgical skill. But you must be very careful,”
she added meaningly, remembering his dissipa
ted habit. He understood her, and the blood
crimsoned the forehead which was bent over the
hand he pressed to his lips in respectful silence.
“Miss Edgely,” said Dr. Ellison’s sarcastic voioe*
“Sorry to interrupt such an affecting teteateU ,
but I have been waiting for you some time, and
if you are ready, we will go.”
Books. —Wealth is of little use to a man unless
he has education sufficient to enable him to dis
tribute it aright. Life would be burden had he
not learning enough to enable him to release him
self from the grinding heel of poverty, and which
Nature's God designed him. Instances are rare
where men have attained high positions or great
honors in any other manner than by drawing
them from books. Extraordinary indeed are the
talents of those who owe nothing to the authors
of antiquity, but have gained summit of Renown’s
great hill without tho aid of Socrates’ stout staff
or Herschel’s supporting pike. He who can hon
estly say that the discoveries of a Newton, the
arguments of a Locke, the researches of a Gibbon
have beon of no avail to him while clambering
over the glaciers of science, and mounting to the
summit of success, may be considered as a
genius far above a Shakspear, a Pope or a Byron.
From books alone can we confidently rely upon
gaining an amount of knowledge sufficient to en
able us to write our names on the cliff of glory.
There is, however, a certain class of books the pe
rusal of which instead of adding to our stock of
pure wisdom, will deduct from that which we al
ready have, and like the tares sown amongst the
wheat, will render the mass fit for nothing save
for the fire. Romantio stories may serve to assist
us in whiling away an idle hour, but they seldom
add one mite to the knowledge of which we were
before possessed. True the persual of Scott's
Waverly Novels gives us a minute view of the fa
mous days of knightly prowess, when the Tem
plar, wrapped in his wail of shining steel rode
forth with buoyant heart and gallant spirit to meek
a competitor in the list or an enemy in the field
of battle. Such works as the above are not novels.
Shall i history and tradition be thrown aside, be
cause their real worth is disguised by improper ti
tles ! Who would banish from our book-shelves
the merry dramas of old Shakspeare, the sublime
“Romance of Childe Harold,” or the pathetic
“ Knickerbocker” of our own Irving? Cast from
our libraries suoh works as these, and the lit
erature of our language will be robbed of its most
precious jewels. The poets of America and of
England would share the fate of the charlatans
of our day, whilq Robinson Crusoe would be con
demned ‘to a fire, side by side with Gulliver's
merry travels. While such books should grace
the libraries of every man who makes any preten
sions to literature, the thousand nonsensical effu
sions of Sylvanus Cobb and Emerson Bennett
should be condemned bv every true lover of lit
erature. It is impossible to hope that our law
for the protection of authors may be remolded
Every man has undoubtedly the right to publish
any work of which he is author, ana one way only
is reserved for the treatment of such trash. Let
the editors of our newspapers and reviews judge
such works as we should judge. Let our publish,
ere confederate among themselves to give to the
press no work unless it be worthy of a perusal.
Finally let our boek merchants determine, m ca
terers for the mind, that no book shall enter oV
pass from their establishments, save wholesome
and healthy works.
Riches xot HAPprysss.— The late Stephen Git
rad, of Philadelphia, when surrounddd with im
mense wealth, and supposed to be taking ■**•
preme delight in its accumulation, wrote.thus to
a friend: “As to myself, I live like a galley slave
constanly occupied, and often passing the night
without sleeping. lam wrapped up. in a laby
rinth of affairs, and worn out with cares. I do
not value fortune. The love of labor is mV high
est emotion. When 1 rise in the morning my
only effort is to labor so hard during the day tbit
when night comes I may be enabled to deep
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