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William T. Wofford,
A TTORNEY AT LA\y, Cassville, Geo.—j
/\ Practices in all the counties of the Chero
’kee circuit; and will attend faithfully to all •
business entrusted to his care. Office east ol
The court house. autf IS—ts
Hoopor & Rico,
Attorneys at law, Cassv-Viie, Geo.—
Practice in the counties of Cass, Cobb,
•Chattooga, Catoosa, Cherokee, Dade, Floyd,
•Gordon, Gilmer, Murrav, Pickens, Walker and ‘
Whitfield. John 11. Rice, will, as heretofore, j
‘continue to give his personal and almost exclu
•iva attention to the collecting business.
April 20, 1854.
J. R. Wikle,
ATTORNEY AT L AW. Cartersville, Geo.—
Will give prompt attention to the collect
ing <>f all debts pi iced in his hands, in anv of’
The following named counties : Cass, Cherokee, j
Cobb, Gilmer, Gordon, Floyd, Lumpkin, Pauld- j
ing, Polk, and Whitfinld. Refers, by per mis-;
lion, to Wilev, Banks A Cos., Charleston, fe. C.
Jan. 20, 1854.
G. J. Fain,
A TTORNEY AT LAW, Calhoun, Ga.—Will
f\ practice in all the counties of the Chero
koe circuit. Particular attention will be paid ]
To the collecting business. mh Vi. j
Wright & Shropshire,
VCTORNEVS AT LAW, Rome, Ga.—A. R. ;
Wright, Cussviile, Ga.; F. C. Shropshire,
‘Koine, Ga. June 10.
Eli'oh W. Chastain,
V TTORNEY AT LAW, Morganton, Ga.—
Practices in all the counties of the Chero
kee circuit. J ;in
Roht. H. T * turn,
V TTORNEY AT LAW, Trenton, Ga.—Busi
ness entrusted to IPs care in any of the
counties of the Cherokee circuit,'will meet with
prompt attention. Nov. 21.
V TTORNEY AT LAW, Cassville, Geo.—
Practises iu the counties of the Cherokee
Jon s & Crawford,
VTTORNEYS AT LAW, Calhoun, Geo.—
Practice in the counties of the Cherokee
circuit. il P r
John A. Crawford,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cassville, Ga. Bu
siess entrusted to his care in any of the
counties of the Cherokee circuit, will meet with
faithful attention. , apr 3.
J. R. Parrott,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cartersville, Geo.—
Practises in the counties of the Cherokee
circuit. mh 11.
DEALER in dry goods, groceries, hardware,
cutlery, saddlery, h its and caps, boots and
■"hoes, iron, nails, Ac., at Black’s old stand,
west of the public square, Cassville, Ga.
J. D. Carpenter,
DEALER in fancy, staple and domestic dry
goods, sugar, coffee, molasses, Ac.; hard
ware, cutlery, Ac., at Erwin’s old stand, Cass
ville, Ga. Jan 1.
J. W. Hoopor & Cos.
DEALERS in Staple and Fancy Goods, Gro
ceries, Iron, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes,
Ac., Ac., at Price’s old stand, Cassville, Ga.
Feb 2, 1854.
Wikle & Wiklo,
DEALERS in Dry Goods, Groceries, Ac. Ac
Sooth west corner of Public Square, Car
. Tersville, Ga,
Jan. 26, 1854. ■
Wm. M. Peoples,
DEALER in Dry Goods, Groceries, Iron,
Hardware, Saddlery, Boots, Shoes, Drugs,
Medicines, Ac., Ac. Calhoun, Ga.
May 5,1854. —1 y
M. G. COUBTEXAT. W. A. COUBTSVAT
S. G. Courtenay & Cos.,
Ab. 3, Broad Street , Charleston, South Carolina.
BOOKS, stationery, Fancy Articles, Maga
zines, and Newspapers. ‘
The most exteusive stock of Novels, Roman
, ces, Ac., in the Southern country.
J3T X mr the Post Office. mh 16
Hirschbor? & Davidson,
Manufacturers of clothing and dealers
in Fancy Domestic and stdple Dry Goods,
Bouts, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Gentlemens Furnish
ing Goods, Fancy goods, and Jewelry, Whole
sale and Retail, at Dunlap’s Brick store, Cass
ville, Ga. Juno 23 1 b.~>4._ .
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* S. LOCKETT. SNKLLINGS.
Lockett ,& Snellings,
Factors and Cuftfal Commission Merchants,
WILL attend strictly to Receiving and For
warding aud Selling everything sent to
•our address. sept 9—6m*^
Doct. D. H. Zuber,
q WOULD most respectfully inform the
citizens of Adairsville and surrounding
Ha country, that he is now prepared to treat
r forms of diseases upon the soundest Phy
siological principles yet Known; his remedial ;
agents are all of the safest kind, and chiefly
Botanical. March 30, 18-54. —ly. ,
A. &~J. L. HilL *|
DEALERS in Groceries, Confectionaries, Ac.
north of the court house, one door east of
Latimer’s Hotel, Cassville, Ga.
Hyatt, Mcßurney & Cos.,
DIRECT IMPORTERS and Wholesale Deal.
ers in Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods,
No. 37 H ivne Street, Charleston, S. C.
Ln w* *9-I j.
Hew Tailoring Establishment
At CartprsYillr, Gt*o.
npilE subscriber has lately opened i:
jM _L the town of Cartersville a hew T.u
----if/f lokin’g Establishment, where he is pre
-1 pared to do any work in his line in the
best and most fashionable manner. He guar
antees all work turned out of bis shop to tit in
the most unexceptionable manner. Particular
ly attention paid to cutting and'litting jobs for
ladies. He respectfully solicits a fair trial, as
1 he is confident of success.
SILAS O’SHIELDS. ]
I Shop at S. 11. I atiilo’s old stand.
| sept 9 —ly
Carriage and Buggy-Making j
e-jr-mg . WE would solicit a continuance of i
! the patronage heretofore enjoyed.— J
We are doing good work, and at reasonable pri- >
’ ces. We keep on hand a good selection of j
Stock, and have employed a fine assortment of j
lirstrate Mechanics, who know what they are !
-about. .We warrant our work not to fail. Give
us a'call before purchasing elsewhere. Our;
motto is Honesty and Industry.
JONES A GREENWOOD.
Cartersville, Ga., July 8, 1854.
Tin Roofing, Guttering, and Tin ware
rpHE Subscriber begs leave to call the
JL attention of the public to his superi
or mode of Tin Roofing, which is believed !
to be equal to all others in neatness, du
rability and strength. I confidently assert that
there is no Roofing material in use equal to Tin,
when well put on. It is perfectly fire-proof,
more substantial and cheaper than shingles', be
cause more durable insurance is saved, and great
risks avoided; as at least two-thirds ofthe num
ber of buildings consumed in large conflagra
tions, first take fire upon the roofs.
Having made ample arrangements for Roof
ing, and secured the services of first-rate work
men, experienced in the business, I am well pre
pared to contract with companies or individuals,
throughout the State, or any of the adjoining
States, for covering factories, engine houses,
rail road bridges, dwelling houses, and other
buildings, in the best manner. No Tin plate
S will be used but the best brands, and all roofs
j warranted. E. A. BROWN.
Shop on the east side of the courthouse,
at Hood’s old printing office. aug 18
At Erwin’s Old Stand!
TD. Carpenter respectfully announces to
• his friends and late Customers that he has
bought out the Stock of Goods of E. M. Price,
and may be found at Erwin’s old stand, where
he . .'.l be glad to wait upon his friends, and
promises to sell as cheap as the cheapest. Give
him a call if you please. Cassville, aug 5
Cassville Furniture Store!
THE Subscriber offers for
for sale a large and fine as
. I * L * sortment of Cabinet Furni- .
ture, consisting of Bureaus, Book Cases, Side
arid Centre Tables, Ac. He is prepared to fill
all orders on the shortest notice.
Also, Fisk's Metallic Burial Cases,
Ofatl sizes aud quality, kept constantly on hand.
Cassville, Ga., May 11, 1854.
Piano | Music Store,
No. 148 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
CONSTANTLY on hand Pianos, Melodeons,
Musical. Merchandize of every, description,
Sheet Music, Ac. Ac.
Vogt’s Pianos are pronounced superior to
i all others in sweetness, power and beauty of
tone and unequalled workmanship. Persons
wishing a Piano of the first class aud. undoubt
ed excellence, at a very moderate price, will do
well to give them a trial. sept I—l
THE Subscribers respectfully inform tlicir
customers and friends, that they have re
moved their stock of Dry Goods,- Clothing, Ac.,
to the store house formerly occupied by Messrs.
Patton A Cburin.
HIRSCIIBERG A DAVIDSON.
r-*r COME A XI) PAY UP.'jm
ALL persons indebted to Ilirschberg A Da
vidson, bv note or account, are politely
requested to come forward and pay up, as mo- i
ney we must have, being we have determined
to break up our establishment shortly.
Ladies Dress Goods
At greatly reduced Prices for Cash !
rrMIE Subscribers will sell off their entire
I stock of Ladies Winter Press Goods, con
sisting in part, of Merinos, Alpaccas, Plaids,
DeLalncs, Challies, Cassimere and Thibwt
Shawls, Mantillas, for nearly at cost, to which
they invite the attention of the Ladies.
HIRSCIIBERG A DAVIDSON)
Cassville, Jan 12
To Farmers and Planters.
A AJ. L. HILL are now receiving a su
• perior lot of Negro Shoes, Negro Blank
ets and Kersevs, Osnaburgs, Shirtings, Trunks,
Ac., for the fall and winter trade, which they
are offering Low for Cash, or oil .short time.
Farmers or others wishing to purchase such
articles will do well to give us a call and exam
ine prices, for we will have them on hand and
intend to sell. AH that we ask is that you will
call and examine for yourselves, at. the old
stand of George B. Russell, first door east of
The largest, aml cheapest stock of I)ry Goods and
Clothing, at Levy's cheap store.;
CONSISING of Alapaccas, Bombazine, Do
Lain, cashmere, Merino, Flannel, Kerseys,
j Georgia Stripes and Plains, Hosiery, Blk. Silk,
Black and colored Calicos, Shirting and Sheet
ing, Tweeds, Kent. Joans, Sattinett, casimere,
Linseys, Ac. Also, Broad-cloth, Felt, Beaver,
and over coats, casimere, ciotli and Sattinett
Pantaloons, cloth, silk, satin and fancy Vests.
Also, watches, jewelry, knives, razors, guns,
and every urticle usually kept in a Dry Goods
store. Hct 2b
Now is the time to buy great bargains.
BLACK SILK, Irish linen, table cloths, culi
co, sheeting and shirting, hosiery, collars,
i chemisetts, ui dersleeves, and a great many ar
i tides usually kept in a Dry Goods store, will
! be sold cheaper than ever offered before in Cass
ville, at Lkvt’s cheap cash store.
r*g f \ OLD and Silver Watches, Gold Fin
vX ger and Ear Rings, BreusLpins and
!’ tan® Lockets, cheap for cash, at
j sept 15 LEVY’S STORE.
* Blanks for Sale at thta Office
a tulflily Jjebofcd io Woitql State Politics, JiletqfuM, the Met?, Reign arid SoKpestic lfeto.s, &e.
Cassville, Georgia s
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1855.
■ Groat Arrival
Os Fall and Winter Goods at the Cassvill
‘ll OST respectfully inform the citizens of
j iy JL Cassvllie and vicinity, that they are re
; ceiving and opening the largest and bestselect
i ed stock of Dry Goods of alt descriptions, ready
! made clothing, boots, shoes, hats, gentlemen’s
J furnishing goods, fancy goods, jewelry, Ac. ever
j before offered in this market, to which they in—
l vite the attention of the public.
They will hold out inducements to purchasers
! superior to any ever before offered. As regards
j quality’arid prices, all they ask is that persons
! will call, examine and judge for themselves.
They return thanks to their friends arid cus
| tomers for the liberal patronage heretofore be
; stowed, and trust for a continuance ofthe same.
Great Bargains in Clothing. —The largest
tand best selected stock of gentlemen’s J
and youth’s clothing, (of our own manu- j
ufircture, and warranted), almost of ev- j
ery style, consisting of :
Coats: frock, sack, over, business, youth’s.—
Vests: embroidered satin, velvet, black satin,
figured, silk plush, cashmere, cloth. Pants :
superfine doe skin, fine black casimere, fine bl’k
cloth, fine fancy casimere, black satinett, fancy
satinett, tweeds. Cloaks, Talmas, —all of the
latest styles and patterns, which they are able
to sell as cheap as any house in Georgia.
Hats and Caps. —A large stock of
: these articles,—of all varieties and
styles, just, received at our establish
ment aud for sale cheaper than the
Shirts ! Shirts! Shirts —A large assortment
of this article, of all styles and patterns; in
cluding undershirts, drawers, half-hose, pocket
handkerchiefs, cravats, Ac. For sale low.
Pomestic Goods.—A very extensive lot of su
perior English and American prints, furniture
and curtain calico; ginghams, apron checks,
bleached and imbleacbedTsfiirting, bed ticking,
Irish linen, damask table cloths, towelling,
diapers, Ac. for sale very low.
J Boots and Shoes. —A large stock of
boots and shoes, including Congress,
patent leather, and cloth gaiters, water
proof boots, Ac.: for sale at prices to
suit the times.
Important to Planters and Slave Owners.—
A large lot of russet brogatis, blankets, kerseys,
linseys, striped osnaburgs, eagle denims, suita
ble for negro wear. ‘Lower than the lowest.
Avery large assortment of casimeres, satinets,
tweeds, Kentucky jeans, suitable for gentle
mens’, youths’, and children’s wear. For sale
lower than over.
Trunks, Carnet Bags, and Va
• Lses, Satchels, Umbrellas, Ac.,
Itlm —■> a large lot always on hand,
and will be sold cheaper than
they enn be bought any where in this part of
Ladies’ Dress GoMs. —A large, handsome,
] and superior lot, of the most fashionable styles,
aud patterns, Consisting in. part of FiCf yhjilaid
cashmeres, (all woolen) delaines, challi.Tnferi
noS, black and figured alpaccas, black and bro
cade silk, poplins, (latest styles) just received
and for sale cheap.
Something for the Ladies. —An extensive as
sortment of silk mantillas, plain and embroi
dered casimere, Thibet, fancy cashmere and
i heavy woolim shawls, of the latest, patterns,
veils, laces, sleeves, collars, chcniizettes; linen
cambric handkerchiefs, ribbons and a large
lot of woolen and cotton hosiery; just received;
eStfiV Ladies’ Shoes and Gaiters .• —A
/ >p complete assortment of Ladies
1 and Misses shoes and gaiters, of
the latest styles, for sale, ut prices remarkably
low. Give us a trial.
Jewelry and Fancy Goods. —-A good lot of
jewelry, consisting in part of breast pins, ear
and finger rings, pencils, lockets, gold chains,
Ac. Also, a large variety of fancy soaps, per
fumeries, and various articles “ too numerous !
Spun Thread, from the Roswell manufacto
ring company—just received.
Twenty Thousand Cigars, just received, and
will bp sold cheap, bv
HIRSCIIBERG A DAVIDSON.
Cassville, Ga , Oct. 27, 1854.
WATCHES f WATCHES T 1
THE Subscriber would respectfully inform
the citizens of this place and vicinity and 1
the public generally, that lie has just received
from Europe a. large and splendid stock of
Watches, Jewelry and Silver ware, which he in
tends to sell off on the principle that “ large
sales and small profits” are the most advanta
In order to give the public access to his stock,
he is now prepared to forward by mail, to any ;
part of the United States, any number of
Watches, free of charge -. He has now for sale:
Daguerreotype Watches, ifso to SIOO
Pocket Chronometers, 100 to 200
Eight-day Watches, 125 to 200
Ladies’ Enamel Watches, 80 to 100
Magic Watches, 75 to 150
Gold Hunting Levers, 18 k. full
Gold open-faced Levers, full jew. 28
Gold Lepiues, 22
Silver Levers, full jewelled, 13
Silver Lepines, 8
Gold Peng, Silver holders, 2 !
Gold Pencils, 8
On receipt of the value, any of the above
Watches will be forwarded by return mail.—
Orders should be sent in earlv, and addressed
to J. M. EASTWOOD,
Oct 20—ts Raleigh, N. C. j
Ward & Burchard,
4 UOUSTA, Ga., would inform their friends j
J\. and the public generally, that anticipating j
a change in their business, the coming season,
they are disposed to make large concessions
from their former low scales of prices, in order
(r**treduce their stock to the lowest possible point.
The atte^MWfers as well as
consumers, is respectfully solicited') ‘ ‘ s * ‘
Augusta, t)ec 22
Atlanta Hard-War© Store,
A. J. BRADY,
WHITEHALL STREET, keeps always on
hand a full assortment of Iron, Nails,
Cutlery, Mill Irons, Springs, Axles, Carriage
Trimmings, Cooking and Parlor Stoves, Me
chanics’ and Farmers’ Tools, Ac., which will be
sold as low as can be bought in any market.
Atlanta, Ga., July 14, 1854.
\ A Fow moro Left
OF THOSK cheap
i Double-Barrel Guns!!
LEVY’S CHEAP CASH STORE.
Selling off at Cost for Cash.
AS the undersigned is closing up the business
of the firm of Leake A lioward. Ho has
j determined to sell off at’cost for cash.
I Come all that want good bargains and corns
| quick or you will miss them.
I the l—Wi W. LEAJSJ
“principles not Men.”
Written for the Cassville Standard.
BV ROSA ROSEWOOD.
Ye have come bright things, with your fragrant
As if to mock at the thought of Deatri— t
The buds that were here through the summer s
Have passed away—they are cold and low,
But the Hyacinth looks with a mild blue eye
From the frosty ground to the wintry sky,
And the Jonquil .flaunts in> yellow dress
As if wooing Old Winter’s harsh caress—
The Wall Flowers stand in a pretty row,
Nodding their heads, when the icy winds blow
And Heart’s-ease, clad half in velvet, stands
Like a lady in love with the dress of two lands.
Though ye’bloom sweet flowers, from this win-
I mus, 7 shrink away to the fire-side chair,
j Dame Flora is-stronger than i, 1 ween _
I Though of fragile things she is nam and the
She is'braver than I,"else this cold fi ig’.d day
Would keep her at home, nor abroad would she
Till the ‘zephyr uufolds, in the bright’ air, his
wing , .. .
And the birds sing a welcome to the swee. mai
Written expressly for the Cussville Standard.
Ibe Xfohie Soldei) EMs.*
LINK THE FIRST.
OR THE MYSTERIOUS GOVERNESS.
BY MIPS C. W. BARBER.
MY COUSIN FRED.
“ Shoot folly as it dies,
And catch the manners, living as they rise.”
I was sitting that same evening on the
hack terrace feeding the pigeons, ttben
I heard a heavy quick stepeoming thro
die chambers, and soon Cousin Fred
steppe* 1 out of one of the windows, which
was nearly on a level with the platform
upon which 1 stood, and came up beside
mo. - j
“ Don’t you want somebody to help
you feed your birds, little Colts he .
“ Yes. Will you have some eorti ?”
I replied reaching half of a small red ear
toward him. “ You will help me, won't
you cousin Fred
“ Yes, 1 will do it now,” ho said tak
ing the ear. “but this new governess of
yours, will be lure by and by, and may
be she will help you when she comes.
Aint, you glad I’ve persuaded grandfath
er to write to her, or rather to let me
write to her in his name 1” and he took
a small white letter from his pocket, and
contemplated the red seal upon its hack
and the flourishing E. C. upon its front,
with great apparent satisfaction.
I shook my head. He caught, the
motion and exclaimed in surprise “ aint
you glad Claude? Why this big old
house is like a prison : its lonesome en
ough here for owls and bats even in the
daytime. I don't see how you have man
aged to amuse yourself all along, with
nobody but those foolish pets of yours to
look at. all day.”
“ Oakland is called a very grand, fine
old mansion,” I said, somewhat piqued
at his air and words —“ the furniture is
old, but rich, and the paintings and stat
uary are the first to be found in the
country. I don’t think that there was
ever an owl or a bat within doors here.
! If there was, Mary would drive it out I
know directly, and grandmother moreo
ver wouldn’t suffer it to live. She has
the spider webs swept down every day,
the furniture dusted, and Calida never is
permitted to come into the house, unless
she is as white as milk. I don’t see why
you don’t like Oakland.”
“Oh, pshaw !” he exclaimed impatient
ly. “I do like the house well enough,
but those stiff looking people hanging
! about the walls, made up of paint afid
canvass, and those white ghostly looking
rnarb.e gentlemen, standing in the cor
i ners, do very well to look at, hut are not
! exactly the sort a fellow likes to talk
1 to. Why ! Newt Welborn is more in-
J telligent than they are.”
“ Who is Newt Weiborn pray I
“ Well, he is a deaf ard dumb fellow,
I met with not long ago. He could talk
r® ,I *%JfiS L ers ’ didn’t understand his
dialect, aiid'so yqqsee, wedidn’t get a
long very well together. But he could
laugh and make motions. These matblc j
and painted men and women, of whom j
Oakland boasts so much, can do neither
one nor the other and so I'm in for hav
ing somebody come here, that’s alive—-
bona fide flesh and blood.”
“ But she will keep me nt my books all
day,’’ I said despondingly. “I shall have i
, a moping, dreary time of it and you will
; not. be much better off. Moreover she j
will not be rich,” I continued, straighten-!
j ing up my little head with all the pride j
! of the Alstons kindling at my heart— |
| “she will not bo rich, it isn’t likely, or j
’ else she wouldn’t teach school, and she
will not 1)6 a fit companion for one so
well off, and well raised as you have
been. You might carry on a flirtation
willi her perhaps, but, grandma says
that flirtations are not right.”
A strange, surprised light flashed from
the young man’s eyes. He looked at me
keenly, and scrutinizingly. “ You area
strange little moital, I am beg lining to
think cousin Claude,” lie said. “Who
has given you lessons in worldly wis
dom l Who has taught you, that cold,
mercenary motives are to influence every
act of our lives—that the rich must des
pise the poor —that men and wi men
must not marry out of their spheres —
must not pass a certain golden barrier,
even though they see what they love
and what they esteem, beyond ? If
grandmother has instilled such lessons
into your mind, I am sorry : if those pra
ting servants, have learned i to you, for
get it soon. lam not a fliit—a male co
quette —I despise the class. I never ex
pect to win one to me. and sport with
her for a little while just for my own
amusement, and then cast her lightly a
side, to choose some other butterfly of the
hour. Not I. I have a nobler code of
honor than that. I want this governess
to come, because I imagine she will be
an intelligent, high minded, intellec
tual and cultivated woman—one whom
I shall like to talk with, one who will do
you. and I, and all of us in this dull house
good. lam a hair-brained, wild young
fellow. I rattle on, scarcely sometimes
knowing, much less coring what 1 say,
I seek amusement. I atn full of animal
life and spirit; but God forbid Claude
that I should ever be reckoned heart
“Amen,” said my grandfather, who
had come up unperceived behind us.
Our conversation was interrupted and
not resumed that day, but. I had got a;
new insight into my cousin’s character.
I saw that beneath a gav exterior there
lav fine feelings, and delicate, unworldly
sentiments, arid I almost liated myself,
for the mean mercenary words that 1
had uttered. I saw cousin Fred, half an
hour afterwards, giving the letter to Tom
the errand boy. with very particular di
rectioius about putting it into the office.
After this, for several weeks, cousin
Fred, waited and watched the post of
flee. At length Tom brought in, one
morning, a letter. It was addressed to
my grandfather. His name, “ Israel Al
ston. Esq” was written in a small female
hand, upon the envelope. My grand
father snapped the seal, and read tlie
name of the writer, Ellen Church, at
the bottom of the first page. The letter
was from the governess. It was written
in a plain, off-hand, honest style, prop
erly worded, properly spelled, and the
hand writing was as delicate as a fairy’s.
It stated the salary desired —the attain
ments possessed, the recommendations
which could if necessary be obtained
My grandfather was all attention to
the last clause, viz : the receommenda
“ Those,” said he, “ must be satisfac
tory. I don’t believe in every body’s say
“ I think,” said Cousin Fred, who
had taken his stand near the back of
my grandfather s elmir, “ that this let
ter contains a sufficient recommenda
tion in itself. The hand-writing is
said to be an evidence of character. —
If so, this lady is small, fragile, delicate
in sentiments, graceful, precise, and yet
solid in understanding, and unbending
“ A pretty rigmarole,” said my grand
father, “you have made of it, Fred, It is
well to possess a lively imagination, and
a fruitful fancy. Both paint pretty pic- j
tures in youth, but an old man like my-j
self who has had long and close dealings
with the world, knows that they lend un
real hues, and paint with false color*
sometimes. But they do very well fora
young fellow like you, especially when a
young lady is in the question, but I hope
that I shall be pardoned fer uot being
so romantic. I must still persist in de
manding from Miss Ellen Church real j
and satisfactory certificates of moral i
character, scientific attainments, ahihty i
to impart instruction, kc. You can j
write these papers if you please, but I
shall use my own discretion about ac
cep ting them from your hands!,”
“ But grandfather,” said Fred, laugh
ing, “ I am so much taken with this let- 1
ter, so favorably impressed I mean; that |
if you object to receiving her as Claude’s !
governess, I verily believe that I shall be
obliged to send for her to come here to
teach me. Now I think of it. Professor
Grim by said that there were several
“poiuis in my. education somewhat defec
tive, bujul should do well to read close
ly in my leisure.hqyJS) and improve my
self itrevery possible way. Now : t strikes
me that Miss Church might aid mo ma
terially, and as I am not so nice about re
commendations as you are I have no
doubt l could obtain her to govern and
teach me for awhile.”
“ Perhaps so!” said my grandlather
smiling. “ But Alice what do you think
about this new governess ?” continued he
turning to my grandmother.
The old lady settled the spectacles up
on her nose, atid looked up from her
crimson net work. “I have not seen the
letter vet,” she said “please hand it to me
Fred, if you (tail spare it long enough.”
! Frod baoded it oner with t atmile *qd
TWO DOLLARS A-YEAR, IN ADVANCE*
a flourish, which I suppose, he intended
by way of apology for having forgotten
to offer voluntarily what aow de
manded. Ihe old lady read it. car*-fully
t'rqui top to bottom. She was a lung j
rime doing it though. The elegance of
the writing did not contribute to its legi- j
bility. It was a hand that the matron i
did not understand. It wa* entirely uu- j
like her own round clear chiography. —
When, she finished it.however, she pro
ceeded to fold it up carefully and stow it
away in the envelope.
“ It is a very pretty letter !” she said i
in her own quiet way, handing it back
“There is something that I have not
seen before,” said my grandfather eyeing
the envelope keenly.
“ A chain with three links stamped
into the paper! That denotes Odd Fel
lowship. Oh ; her folks must some of j
them be Odd Fellows, that is something
of a receommendation of itself/’
“Is Miss Church an Odd Fellow ?” I
said starting to my feeet, and lettirg
Lily fall with a bound to the floor.—
“ Is Miss Church an Odd Fellow, grand
Fred burst into a hearty laugh. “No
Cous”—lie said sticking bis handsome i
face down close to mine, “ Miss Church j
is not an Odd Fellow, I dare say, but J j
I gave his face a slap w ith my hand, j
which sent his head hack again into an j
upright position “ I don’t believe it, I j
said. “ You are not such an Odd Fel- j
low as my papa was.”
My grandfather looked at mo with i
wonder. “ How do you know anything
about your papal# being an Odd Fellow
he asked. “ you were nothing but a ba
by when he died.”
*“ I have seen his monument in Oak
land cemetery?” I said, “ and Mary told
me all about his funeral—how the Odd
Fellows marched about his grave, and
threw sprigs of evergreen upon his cof
fin. and moreover I have seen the scar
let collar that, he used- to wear, ail fring
ed with silver, and some of his books are
in the library.”
My grandmother sighed deeply.
“If ferClTurch is an Odd Fellow,”
I said, “ 1 ward her for my governess.—
Cousin Fred can do as he pleases about
reciting to her —I want to recite to her.
and I will love her, and be very good.”
“ Why are you so partial to the Or
der?” said my grandfather, “simply be
cause your father belonged to them ?”
“ Yes and .because they buried him
so nicely,” I said “ and because ’ Man
says, that they are a benevolent class ot!
people and delight in doing good to their i
fellow men. This is why I like the Odd
Fellows, and if I live to be a young lady
I mean to be one.”
Fred again burst into a laugh, “ I
think vou will be an Odd yirl instead of
an Odd Fellow , ’ he said “ but perhaps
you will find a cw order. Women can
not join the lodges my little* Cons,” he
continued drawing me towards him—
“at any rate they cannot enter into the
arcana of its affairs. They tuns* do as
the good apostle tells them, “ be keepers
“ But in regard to tins governess bu
sitiess,” said my grandfather. “Must
this Miss Church be written to to come,
or must she not ?” he asked turning to
my grandmother. “I think perhaps,
if her recommendations prove satisfacto
ry, we had better engage her.” My
grandmother nodded an assent, and cou- <
sin Fred left the room in search of pen,
and paper, with which to address Mtss
Church herself, and several gentlemen
named in her letter. The result of all this
correspondence was, a governess at Oak
MISS EI.I.EN CHURCH.
“She was a fprl, with pale aud ponsiva look.”
The day of Miss Church’s arrival, was,
to me, I must confess a period ot no lit- j
tie anxiety. I wanted to see what kind \
of a being, would claim obedience at my,
hands ? Was she pretty, or was she ug j
ly ! Was she kind, or was she morose ? j
Should I like her, or should I not ? j
were questions that I mentally *ked a- 1
gain and again. As to cousin Fred, he j
arranged his fine uniform that day with j
more than ordinary care. Atter he had j
brushed and dusted to his heart’s content, j
ho took his gun, and wandered into the
woods in search of squirrel#. Mary !
washed my face, and tied my hair with j
my prettiest, ribbons, so that I might i
make agoofl impression upon my teach-j
er- About eleven o’clock Mr. John, the I
carriage *iliver, was despatched to the’
neighboring village, to bring Missj
Church to- Oakland.’ She had herself;
written, saying that she would come as
far as Newton, intho stage, and hoped ,
to meet there with sjgrne one who would !
see her safely to the phmpof her destiua- j
My grandfather had
ed to the front, w inflows, so th% he could
see as fat as the gate. My gtundinqth
er put on a elean cap and wortLjd that
day on her prettiest piece of taoestry.
So much of astir did that uuusmil event,
the arrival of a stranger at OaklunjL cre
i Ate. mL
! A for tnyaelf, I tood with LinN^n
mv arms at the window, opposite grand”
papa, and waited and watched too. It
seemed to me that John would never
arrive. Twicn I went out to ask Mary,
| if her husband had any business in New
ton, except to bring the teacher to Owk
; land. Her reply was short, but charac
“No, Miss (Uaude, not as I knows of.”
The clock at las! struck one. Just
as its last stroke died away, the dim out
line of the carriage was seen in the dis
tance. It CRirie nearer, and soon a wo
man leaned her head out of the window,
and looked up at the house. She had
on a straw bonnet, and a green veil.—
This was all that I could at first make .
out, but as the horses came dabbing up
the road, I discovered that the lady wm
indeed young, and very pale. The car
riage stopped at the front gate and she
got out. She was rather over the com
mon height, and wore a travelling dress
made of some brown stuff, buttoned to
the throat. She had on brown kid
gloves, which matched verv well with
her dress, and a narrow linen collar.—
In her hand she carried a small hand
My grandmother went out to the front
porch, to meet her, and I followed close
behind. She walked with a slow, un
hurried and yet firm step, up the broad
gravel walk. My grandmother extended
her hand, and said in her kind, amiable,
quiet wav, “ Miss Church, I suppose.”
The governess bowed, and gave her hand
in return. My grandmother then in
troduced her to me, her future charge.
She looked at me kindly, aid took iny
hand. Siie then followed mv grand
morhei Do the parlor a; and was introduced
to my grandfather. Mary soon came
in, to show her up stairs. She followed
with an air of quiet dignity, which quite
won all our hearts.
She did not appear again until dinner
was announced. By that time, cousin
Fred had come. in. My grandmother
gave tln-rn a formal introduction at tho
dinner table. Nobody, to have seen
the careless, and yet respectful air with
which cousin Fred greeted the new-com
er, would have imagined that her com
ing had been to him a matter of any
consequence whatever, lie never ad
dressed a syllable to her but chatted oa
with grandmother about an election
which had recently occurred in an ab
joining county. Once or twice I saw
him casting furtive glances towards the
pale, sweet looking lady, who sat near
ly opposite to him. She had laid aside
her travelling apparel, arid was dressed
in a poplin dress, with a black silk bas
que. The sombre hue of the latter
garment, set off to g:eat. advantage the
beautiful transparency of her skin. Iler
brown, rich, luxuriant, and shining hair,
was put up in heavy braids over the
crown of her classically shaped h*ad.—
Her hands were small, white, and ring
leas. Indeed there was not a particii
of jewelry upon her person, if I except
a little chain of three golden links, which
confined her modest little collar in front.
That pin confirmed my impression that in
some way she was connected with the
Odd Fellows, and my veneration grew
with my knowledge of that order.
Mv grandmother exerted herself to
entertain the governess. She inquired
about her journey .and saw that her p*4-
ute was abumb-ntlv supplied with every
thing that the table afforded.
My grandfather once or twice address
ed her. in Ids short abrupt way. Shs
replied wiihgtyat intelligence and swost
After dinner, she excused her.eeelf from
the parlor, saving that she was fatigued
with her journey, and moreover that her
trunks were to be unpacked. Grand
mother directed Mary to procure for the
ladv, anything that her wants might
demand, and saw her safely to the top
of the stairs. I watched her until sh*
had reached uer room door aud then
went, with Oalida into the front yard
and sat. down in an arbor which stood in
one corner. It was not long before I
smelt the scent of Fred’s segnr, and aaw
him rambling down the walk.
“ Como here ! cousin Fred,” I said.
“Como into the arbor, and smoko your
“ Who’s that in there he said tak
ing the segar from between his lips.—
“You, little Colls ) Well I’m on hand
, too. This is a niresnug place, ainl it ?” he
, continued, pausing in the door and glan
cing with an air of satisfaction at th*
vine-hung walls, now just beginning to
show verdure in the first spring days.—-
“ These are comfortable benches too,” ha
said laving down almost at full length,
| and stretchitig out upon one of them.—
i “ A first rate place to smoke in, and a
good place to read, I should imagine, in
j summer ! What have you got there in
i your lap? That foolish little dog of
your* ? come here you minx,” ho con
tinued, and snapped his fingers at her,
until tho animal leaped out of my lap,
and jumped on to the bench close to hia
■head, “lien! lie down,” he said. —
j “ Stop your frisking, and pawing! Ooua,
| this dog of vours, is the greatest fool in
l existence. Sin- never will keep still.-
Lie down I sav ! ’ and ho boxed tho pot
| slightly over tho ears.
“ Pont box the dog,” I said “