C'urters ville Express
I* published every
morning. i» Cartersville, Bartow County, Ga.,
Smith &. Milam,
Proprietors, at Thrk Dollar*, per an
num, strictly in advance ,- Two Dollars for
fe.x Months'; *»ne Dollar for Three Months.
Advertisements for one month, or less time
One Dollar per square, (of ten lines or less,)
for each insertion; all other advertisements
will l»« charged Fifty per cent on old prices.
JONES & MALTBIE,
attorneys at law.
-\\T ILL attend promptly toall business en
\\ trusted to their care. Will practice in
the Courts of law, and equity in the Cherokee
Circuit, bipedal attention given to the collec
tion of claims. Jan. 1, *• J
• lm. I-Jones.
f |IHE undersigned rcspeotfully offer his pro
fessional services to the c«tizens of ar
,Aviii. .icinity. g-szst H * '*,
, ~1l U.n.U or^g-ljW r n ?
to his profession.
•-"■r g “ IJ P ?!"m. JOHNSON.
Cortiirsville, Feb. 13.
l)tl. T F. JONES,
rriKNDERS bis professional services to the
I citi/cits of KINuWTON and vicmity. and
rc*poctfully solicits a portion of their patronage.
June .2. ____
JOHN W. WOFFORD,
Attorney at Law,
Also, FIRE insurance agent.
...presents the best Northern anti
Southern ‘Companies. Can be fount
at the law office of Woilortl & 1 arrott
April 10, 1866.
TIIOS. W. DODD,
Atto rn e y a t La w
AN!) COUNTY COURT SOLICITOR.
Will pivc particular attention to the
roHertiotvtffclainig. oc>t 2(5,
jiiiin C. H rmm*o n ,
ATtOHNEV & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
IxK VC'-nc F.s 1,-WV iu the several coun
u,.< of the Cherokee Circuit, also, Folk,
Hu-riU .n nu! F'oyd c .Unties, I rompt at
'teiiti.m given to business, INov. ly
(Professional cards $lO cash per annum.]
W. H. PRITCHETT,
Attorney at law.
CIRTIRSVILtt. J EO " r G .'
a XIiMVI’ICUS Law in all the courts ot the
[ > C|,crokec o,rent and counties adjourn,g
JERE A, HOWARD,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
HENRY P. FARROW,
ATTORNEY AT LAW-.
Lan ic 1* Hou s c,
M \ 111 ETTA, CiA.,
by LANIER & r ‘-°} )rietors
f 111 IIS II UISO 'B loculi’J 'll u ,evv 118I 18 *' lC
r lro .1, Where the ears stop Passengers
* Meals prepared
Ink* three meals a day here. • 1
a all hours. J J '
W . 1.. fiOLDSMITB,
Attorney at Law,
'vVill'prje'tiee in Fulton and adjoining counties.
Also in HiirlOW Superior Court.
OfB«e over Holbrook’s Hat Store, Whitehall.
REAL ESTATE MTS.
w.. '« «»• a, ';’ 1 al ‘ J
, i ~,,<4 several Houses ami Lots,
town ol t .*ru Harlow
plantations ol various sizes m
Cos. Parties desiring to buy o.
w iUdo well to give us a call. All
communications promptly answere
July 17, 1866.
James W. Strange,
PUIN AND JAPANNED TIN WARE, 4C.
• Mean Linen and Cotton Rags taken in ex
ch*nge for Goods. Repairing, Rooting and
Guttering done with neatness and dispatch.
Cartersville, Nov. 1. wly
Xiie Cartersville Hotel.
DR. THOMAS MILAM having
charge of this House, would he g TVy
i,leased to aciomm 'date a ft w Board jg | m g
ire with BOARD, with or without fti .fr-v
Dodging- Call and see him at once for terms
Cartersville, Jan 1 1 ■
The finest and largest stock
in the SOUTH, at
Wholesale AND Retail,
On as good Terms,
as can be had in the country,
NORTH OR SOUTH,
mcbride, dorsett & co.,
WHITEHALL STREET, ATLANTA, GA.
November If, 18C6. wly
Rolling Mill Cos.,
RAIL-ROAD SPIKES, CHAIRS,
BRIDGE BOLTS, BAR IRON,
NAIL ROD, AND HORSESHOE IRON.
Castings, °< all Uesr.iplions, in
Brass or Iron, including
RAIL-ROAD CAR WHEELS. BOXES. PEDESTALS.
FRONTS. COLUMNS, AND VERANDAHS.
Mill Gearing and Machinery ot all kinds.
JOHN D. GRAY, President.
Opposite the Passenger Depot.
WHITE & WHITLOCK, P roprielors.
rpHE public are respectfully informed that
£ this llouse lias been remodelled and re
fitted, and re-opened for the accommodation
of the travelling public. Much time, labour
and expense has been expended in making it
worthy of patronage. Modern improvements
have been added, and the public can re.v oi. .s
being equal to any in Sou, hern cities
WHI TE & WHITLGCK, Proprietors.
„ BRYSON & WYLEY, Clerks,
G-A_SiL : S A. ISTJJ
By Erwin & Jones.
ASSORTED sires kept on hand. Also
WOOD COFFINS made to order. A
good HEARSE r ady at all hours.
CARTERSVILLE Feb I, 1867. wiy
THOMAS W. MILNER,
Attorney at Law,
Will at'end promptly to business entrus
to his care. Oct. 5 wly
•nAS IS prepared to execute alt kinds
of work in the Fashionable Tail- SA
_L£. itigline, with neatness and in du- - t*-
rable style. Over J. Elsas & Co's store.
It you want a good fitting Coat, go
to S. O’shieltls, up stairs at J ELSAS.
Cartersville, jan 25.
|~vW . «. MOUNTCASTLE,
Jeweller and Watcli and
HsF Clock Repairer,
In the Front of A. A. Skinner & store -
Cartersville, jar. ‘^s.
CARTERSVILLE GA. APRIL 12, 1807.
Burned On l '.
But not Consumed!!
J. A. ERWIN l CO.,
ARE now receding and opening .’r. the
OLD STORE, oppos itethe old stand of
J. A. & S. ERWIN,
a splendid stock of
FALL AND WINTER
Comprising every variety adapted the
wants of the country.
They invite all buyers to
„ CALL AND EXAMINE.
They will sell at small profits.
J. A. ERWIN & CO.
Cartersville, Oct 25, 1806.
T. M. & R.C. CIARXS,
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
Hardware Cutlery Guus Pistols
Iron, Steel, Nails,
Bellows, Anvils, Vices,
Corn Shelters, Straw Cutters, .Shovels,
Plows, Hoes, Chains,
Locks, Hinges, Screws,
Hammers, Hatchets, Axes, &c.
Ami all other goods usually kept in the Hard
ware line. Also Agentsfor Farrbanks Platform
and Counter Scales, which we will seil at Fac
tory prices, freight added. At their old stand.
Corner ot Peach Tree and Line Street,
F. M. RICHARDSON,
Manufacturer and Wholesale Coaler in
ALL KINDS OF
Tin £Lnd Sheet Iron
House Furnishing Goods, Gen
COOK, COAL, WOOD AND WROUGHT
done with neatness and
dispatch. Whitehall Street,
A substitute for Calomel, Blue Pills,
Castor Oil, Rheuharb, Aloes, §'C.
IF you h„ve symptoxns of a disordered Liver,
TRY IT, and sen if it does not produce a
free action of the bowels, and mate you feel
better after you have taken it.
TRY IT in your families. If you have a
daughter of a bilious temperament, who takes
it when necessary, watch the expressions of
her mother, and see if she does not say it has
improved her complexion and general health.
TRY IT in any disease in which calomel is
considered the best remedy, and see if it docs
not produce art evacuation of the morbid bila
aud improve the complexion and spirits quick
er than is usu 1 for othermedieiuesto produce
Some families prefer calome ,blue pills, &e,
see if they do not have more sickness, much
larger bills to pay for medicines, and more phy l
sicians > visits than you do in yours,
Ask those who use it in their families at the
first symptoms of disease, if it does them any
good,* and see if they do not generally say
••they do not know, for they have but little or
Askthosfe who have taken the imported or
stronger medicines and then tried this Sarsap
arilla, and sec if they do say this did them
much more good ; and why 1 Because it is
lhe most natural medicine for the Liver and
Bowels, and the Blood, that can beta Ken, and
with it but little medicines, of any kind, wiil
Prepared by DR D. DENNIS, Augusta,
Ga.. aud for sale in Cartersville by W. L.
KIRKPATRICK & CO., Druggists; also
DENNIS’ PAIN-KILLER or Stimulating
Liniment. jan 25w2m
W. L. Kirkpatrick & Cos., Druggists,
ATT ILL Veep constant on hand a vc
seeded stock of pure
DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
Mill I, 1I i
Patent Medicines &c.
Jones’ Carriage Repository,
WESTERN & ATLANTIC
R AIL-L OAT).
ON and after JANUARY 27, 1867. Pm*
senger Trains will run as follow j.- **
Going IVorlll, Leaving Atlanta,
8-50 A. M- Daily (except Sundays) Grea
Northern Mail.—Arrive at Dalton at 2.4 Q
p tn, connecting with the E T and Ga R R
trains for Knoxville, Lynchburg. Washington,
Baltimore, Philadelphia, «nd New York.—
Arrive at Chattanooga 5.25 p n;., connecting
with trains of Nashville and Chattanooga R.
R. for Nashville, Louisville, and the West, and
trains of Memphis and Charleston R R. for
Memphis, New Orleans, &c.
2.50, P. in. Daily (except Sundays) Dalto
Accomuio dation.— Ar ive at Marietta 4 4
p. in.. Cartersville 6.45 p m Kingston 8p m
Dalton 11.45 p. mi.
7.00 P. in. Dai!, - (Express Passenger!, Ar
rive at Chattanooga 4.00 am, making close
connections with trains if Nashville and
Chattanooga R R. for Nashville, Louisville,
and the West.
Doming- South, Arrive at Atlanta .
1.35. A. 111, Daily O-cat Southern Mail.—
Lelving Chattanooga 4.30, p in., connect
ing wi'h trains of Nashville and Chattanooga
and Memphis and! Charleston Railroads, and
Dalton at 7.50, p m., connecting with trains of
E. Ten. and Ga. Railroads.
9-50, A. 111. Daily (except Sundays) Dalton
Accommodation.-Leave Dalton 1.25 am.,
Kingston 4.30, Cartersville 5.t5, Marietta
1.15 p. m, Daily (except’Sundays) Express
Passenger.—Leave Chattanooga 4.50, a m.
making close connections with trait sos the
Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad.
Pullman'B Patent Sleeping Coaches
in all night Trains. JOHN B. PECK,
(lec,2 Master Traortation
At Moore 4- Co’s old stand— west side Public
square, CARTERSVILLE, GA.
JUST received, and for sale, at reduced
market prices, a very large lot of
New Bacon and Lard;
SUGAR CURED HAMS.
GardeiPSeeds, a full supply.
Onion Sells and Buttons.
Tobacco, Chewing and Smoking,
pot ware, of the finest cjuality.
Confectioneries, a 'No, i lot, tresh.
Powder and Shot,
Nails, assorsed sizes.
Washing Soap, unsurpassed.
To all of which, and much more, we invite
the attention of the public. Pete, I.
J. J. JONES, JP.
IS prepared, at all times, to furnish the
traveling public with conv-pyanr e through
the country. Also to feed snd shelter stock
at reasonable rates of board. My vehicles and
stock arc kept in good condition. Mch. 15.
J. G. Stocks,
Respectfully notify the ruble generally that
lie has j si openned li s New an i C urmodi
ousLlVEtiY aND cALL til ABLE, and ia .» it stock
ed w.ih good horses, bug ies, A and is prepared to
furnish uiose traveling into aud across the c u try
w.th any kind <■! p,t\a!e conveyance, lie U a:so
prepaied to D ard Stuck in any qiantiy wiu, cotnfo t
able quaitera and nouniifui Iced at reasonable rues.
Stock nought aud sold at his stables, His stock >1
being fi esh aud equipage lew he ttatier him elf with
the oeiirf that he can f r:.l-n h.s custom-rs with as
ne»t and c •mplete an out-C, as any !i.e establishment
in Upjer Ueorgi . A;lbesekst» estabJst) this Ti tis
• tii.t cAiuEah' OA .Sufi - ; ?J S hfi?,
(W rittten far the Curlersville. Express.)
BY J. F. 15.
“The anmes inirabilis with Mr.
Wayne, had passed, but lie had not
returned yet. When would lie return ?
This laconic query revolved in Elda’s
mind. Many mouths before, when
the tide of correspondence was high,
he liad written, that lie would come to
claim the object ot his love. She had
gradually, assumed a half belief, that
Mr. Wh yne had cither insincerely
forced her to believe, he entertained
feelings ol love for her—or that he had
been fictile and wavering. Oh ! could
she believe that he was a vagrant from
love’s holy shrine, and made the suh
juect one of levity which he had
previously avowed to be espoused,
indissolubly ? Had lie treated it as an
infantile idea of feeling?—or would he
intentionally, jeopardize a heart, hither
to, in embryo, concerning affection ?”
It was rather a warm day, near mid
summer, as Elda enjoyed a familiar,
delightful walk in Mr. Wayne's front
floral mead of most luxurant shade.
She was refoeilliting herself, physic
ally, after much mental occupation. :
The completed oeuvres of nature that
art had suggested and began, were
clothed in a vernal parure , and the
delightful romance that was offered did
not fail to entrance her. The solemn j
pensive cooing—the low matin song of
a remote dove wafted on odoriferous
wings of nature’s soft, placid, soothing j
breath was an alto as sweet, sym- ,
phonions and melifluons as the dulcet I
rythm from euphonic 2Eolian lyre or j
Pandean pipe. And the ethereal mild- i
ness of morning’s holy hush was
rendered doubly so, by the pefect
taciturnity dominant around, and all
nature held a profound solemnity, of
“Which the only sound
Os leaves and fuming rills, Aurora’, fan,
The marked appearance of Elda’s
form to-dav, would not fail to have
been admired. A light muslin dress
can be said to have constituted her
attire, \et thus plainly yclad she was
so lovely as nearly to rival Mother
Eve as portrays her Milton :
“With tresses discomposed and glowing
Shot forth peculiar graces.”
She wandered through this Elysium
of loveliness, till exabruptu, she reach
ed a gale leading into a grove of
majestic oaks and“spreading beech.
Looking upon the realms of Sylvatius
and the shaded earth she lisped dis
tinctly these lines of Bryant’s “Forest
“Father thy hand
Hath reared these venerable columns.
Thou did‘st weave this verdant roof.”
Enraptured she stood wondering at
the infinite poSver of her Almighty
Creator, when she was startled by a
stern voice ; yet familiar, too. itseemed.
To the right, to the left she looked for
its owner. But not until a second
time of its utterance did she discover
A single coup d'oeil in the direction
of the elegant demeure sufficed for her
to recognize its owner.
“EufeofT!” was it reiterated.
“Oh 1 Mr. Wayne. Thank God!
come at last!” exclaimed Elda, path
etically. “Oh ! what an oecumenical
deceiver you are. “Yoti Wrote you
Would come sooner*”
“How do you do, Miss Lyle?—glad
to see you. Quite well? You appear
very rosv indeed. Are all well!”
“Yes, sir, yes, sir! Oh! how glad I
am to see you once more.”
“Well, i must first extricate myself
from this latayrinthian wood. Show
me my house. Ha !ha !”
He abruptly and rapidly left Elda
and went toward the house. What
frigidity and extreme formality there
Was in his manner toward her. This
was contre her expectation. Oh ! what
a blow it was to her heart.
»‘Ali ! —me,” she sighed heavily.
She did not wish to follow him ant!
taciturnly glided out the oped gate,
nroceedmg homeward. She could not
deny the truth that in her mind the
dreaming architect had reared chateau
en Espagne, and entertained the
thought that she was loved! Rut how
poignantly, keenly was that fond ex
pectation but just now frustrated.
In her room she sat an gave vent to
bitter tears of disappointment. Who
can sav bow burning are the lachrymal
waters of the bear', wl e.i pierced by
the cruel dart of raelaticholly mortifi
“Oil ! my God, that I had never
known a word of affection —false—
tickle —love !”
Thus was her heart overflowing with
regret and disappointment, as she ut
tered her laconic prayer, that her Maker
might a low her stricken soul to bathe
in Lethean waters, and smother tier
quondam love for her deceiver, in j
For sevoial days after, Mr* Wayne j
was luxuriously delighting himself!
gathering many of his friends to his
dainty, luscious dinners am! teas, ami j
the wide halls of his domain, inces
santly rang with voluptuous music.
He was making halcyon moments in
his E ysian parlors, wide exquisitely
lurapiur and in tiiC Lcauty of Mis? Ida
Hargrove who was never absent dur
ing these festivities. Many delightful
buggy rides they enjoyed, together
while he pictured vividlv the scenes in
his travels. She listened too, with
glowing ardor to the sights of the ori
entals, as lie described them.
Meantime, the galling scorpion of
woe was gnawing deleteriously on the
injured, prostrate heart of fatherless
El da Lyle. Not once for several
weeks had she seen her former friend.
At length, after a partial subside of
his gay festivities. Mr. Wayne feeling
but little benefitted bv them was al
most suddenly reminded that it was
his duty to see Elda again, and sine
moru. What an ordeai ! Would he
boldly enter Mrs. Lyle’s demeurc
without a single feeling of regret ?
Somewhat more than a month after
Itis arrival from Europe, he was, one
quiet evening, from the wood of ty
pheean oaks that bounded the village
on the West, approaching Mrs* Lyle’s
dwelling. Ii was now Autumn, and
the leaves were beginning to assume a
fuillcmorte hue, and incessantly relaxed
their grasp from the branches.
As Mr. Wayne walked slowly along
he happened to glance into a little
woody retreat, and sp<ed whom be
would—a young lady with moistened
eyes, and sorrowful visage, yeleped
Elda Lyle. Truly she seemed in grief
metamorphnsticai. A single COHjtd'-
oeil was sufficient to recognize Mr.
Wayne’s handsome form.
“ Forma pulcherrimuV ’ exclaimed
he, in a lapsus lingua?. “Ob ! Elda,
Elda, once again lam allowed to see
“Good evening, sir!” she lisped
blondly with a turn of her head.
“Oh ! Elda, 1 have come once more
*to pour into your friendly bosom the
pathos of iny affected heart. Elda
don’t scorn me so, now —I am reso
“ Foul words and frowns must not repel
“Mr. Wavne, you insult me* sir,”
site replied, while her coral lips curved
in the contempt they bore.”
“Ah! tny beautiful Elda, what a
preternatural reply you return him
whom yon love, tam as surely acs
quainted with pathognomy, as of the
English language. Elda, allow me
encore to pour out my feelings to you.
I have to plead your pardon, for
“You are forgiven, sir—everything!”
«he said, with a careless look.
! “Elda, look at me —hear me. Oh !
let me speak with you.
‘Look the world’s comforter, but weary gait.
His days’hot task 1 ath ended in the West.’
And ere it has gone below the horizon,
speak me one, gent!a—sweet word—
‘For looks kill love ; and lovely looks reviveth
A smile recures the wounding of a frown.’
Elda, my lovely one, will you not
condescend to smile on 'ii** ?—oh! one
sweet .smile of approval ?”
“Mr, Wayne you are uttering words
and expressions that are only hypo
thetical, Yet speak, sir* if you wish.”
“Thank you, sweet angel,” he re
plied, grasping her hand pathetically.
One moment, lie stood looking on her,
and once more the engine ot his
“llovv often have I hound my soul to
your sweet image and worshiped the
idol of my heart. Oil ! how ardently
do I love you, pure llhuriel one!
When I left here more than a year ago,
I made known my love to you, for the
first time. I traveled ; yrt I did not
lose your bright, cheering, image, here
stamped upon my heart —”
“Mr. Wayne, Mr. Wayne, how dare
you iterate such words, that I do most
assuredly doubt. I would sooner trust
in the reality of the Bactylia, as what
von now utter. You, sir, have been
false—derived me—l cannot believe
otherwise. Why did you ever speak
this to me ?”
She paused, and her glittering eves
flashed with contempt. She appeared
as offended as if the spirit ol Juno had
been transmigrated to strengthen the
ire of her own. And then
“Once more the ruby-colored portal opened,”
“Mr. Wayne, you must never speak
of dove’ to me again. You have given
me reason ”
“Oh ! beautiful Elda. I pray you, do
not frown on one who loves you. \ou
accuse me of inconstancy. Here love
ly one, take my enchiridion and search
il. In it is a historielte of my T travels,
yet it is crowd and wi ll epithet, but
feeble expreslions of my feelings for
you, while far distant. Now do not
say lam fickle or lalse. Believe me,
iny dearest Elda—l love you. ’
Momentarily he ceased.
“Sweet on e, quae nunc animo sen
tenlia surg'd ? Will you not forgive
what you have thought erroneous
in me pretty friend ? Elda, Elda. oh !
mv swelling heart —oh! he my wife,
darling—he mv own sweet w ife In
herit yon dwelling as its true and only
chore ami. I have as much right to
your love as I have to my own l ead.—
I will always prove your fulus A chads
through my life —only beiny loving and
He held her in liis arms while so pa
thetically he spoke, and large tears
rolled irom his eyes on his cheek.
“Oh! what burning tears of passion
Aml then obdurate, flinty, hard as st-el.
.Nay more than fl.nt .for sme at rain rc
lleed these words ol mine dearest*
ami answer me now.”
“Sir, 1 must again assure you that
my feelings are as di lie rent from the
indulgences of Panthea, as your nnc
nificent domain is Irom iny birth plac"
two score and ten miles from here. I
could never be your wife. Already'
vou are, l hear, engaged to Mist*
“And 1 tell you Elda. who ever
told you that uttered a falsehood !”
“Ob ! sir, l am but too truly assu
red that vou do nt least love her vi
talh—though simpleton i am to say it.
If.! what does it concern me 7 Now
sir unhand me.”
She looked at him plainly showing
that she. was now irresistibly
convinced in that suspicion, that months
ago had harshly rang in her ears.
“My distracted heart! must I refuse
to give vent to thy fond thohbings.—
Oh Li hat iny soul had a voice to speak
as illy lips are frail in expressing what
Elysian, celestial devotion, there flows
in the gushing stream of my heart. —
Oh! cursed be the \vrters of Selem
noit it such the heart of yours, pure one,
has formed' Darling Elda believe that
I would sooner speak to these oaks of
this feeling, il mv lips were uttering
what is false. Nay,—they yet con
vey hut feebly, too inex pressihly, iho
enthusiasm, and transport of iny
“Ah ! sir, hill only touch the bubble
ol your love, and it will he annihilated
in an instant, and he forever in oblivi
on. Not without pain do I hear you
more sir. Unliand me.”
“Elda, Elda, it such cruel words
were returned to your heart with the
pain they bring to mine you would soon
cease uttering them. Has the love
you once cherished, been as brief nsthfi
experience of the Ephemeron ? Once
more I solemnly swear, that il mortal
ever loved, it is I. If ever a passion
compassed the liunmn heart, docs it
mine. If ever a truth was conscien
siously uttered it is a most solemn one
I now reiterate. 1 am enveloped in*
a neverceasing—eternal love for you'
sweetest angel. Again 1 ask you to bo
mv darling angelic wife, or you house'
ever remains without its mistress.
“In vain you speak Mr. Wayne.—
Oh ! why did not my Heavenly Father
take me before, My Savior inspire me !'
This is an ordeal Mr. Wayne, that is
taxing me weightily.”
Here she fell upon her knees, and l
clasping her now pearly hands together
“Most loving Redeemer, look down
upon thy servant. Help her in her
thoughts and words. God bless him
who hears this simplr prayer.”
“Rising she said to Mr. Wayne :
“My kind benefactor, I trust run, I
loved vou once. Once, yes, wouM>
it have been a decided untruth to have
denied that fact. Now it would he oivc
to say that l do cherish any feeling'be
yond that of a thankful IVieml. M'ay
the Supreme Ruler reward vow for
your unutterable kindness, is the feebly
spoken prayer of your true friend and
sister Elda Lvle. It is nearly d-usk al
ready : good evening, sir !”
“Elda, l hope mv poor heart will be
able to stand this blow, but be assured
that until death influences one of onr
bodies. I will never cease to love you.
Soon to meet again. AtrevUrr,
Quickly Elda hastened homeward.
She paused once on her way when she
he.«rd a long lotxl groan behind her.—•
As fearful as an ElGhoulan would' he,
when frightened by some terrible omen,
she fled into her meek home.
What a terrible night, the ensuing
proved ! Elda awoke next morning un
conscious, with burning temples;: and
as to her mind, she was in a raving
frenzy. She was delirious for several
ensuing days. Her brain was mortal
ly afl’erted. Physicians waited at her
bed-side, anxiously and dubiously.
What a sudden attack it was!
A few more days sufficed, t«» show
on which side of that fearful brink of
death, sbe lay most
'l'lie western orb was making tbc
final of bis divernal function. The
j levant breath of Eve whispered sadly,
j The quivering aspen leaves, fluttered
! over the d\ing! Beneath the roof of
an humble cottage, the silver Cords of
! life, were slowly vibrating ! Then—as
1 dusk crept on. Elda Lyle resigned her
life to the slumber of death. The som
bre monster J Thermit o s had spared not
this body longer to combat the woes of
the world. Into ilie hands of Jehovah
her soul was commended, Conqui
escat in pace.
Benevo/e lectu , let us close. Since the
flower of the field withereth, even so
its little annal is no more knowu.
Truly life ‘ s ,1! H bubble on the
uncertain rivulet of Tune, that demands
a constant watch, lest the glittering
object burst, even in a moment, when,
we know not. And its ever having
existed will be forever iu oblivion.
‘•Death lies on her, like an u itinicly frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all tho field!”
“You say, Mrs. Jones, that you
have lived with the defendant for eight
years. Docs the court understand from
that that you are married to him ?”
“In course it does.” “Have you a
marriage certificate ?” ..Yes, your
honor, three of ’em—two gals and a