BY THOMAS A. BURKE, PROPRIETOR.
rpIIE Cassville Standard, is |
m an 1 published every Friday—ol- I
KsCy CTtice, north-east corner of the pub
sqiiafo. —Tick ms. Two Dollsus |
t a-vear if paid in advance, two and
a half after three months, or three
Uol'ars at the end of the year.
No paper discontiuned until all arrearages are
paid, except at. the option of the publisher.
Miscellaneous advertisements inserted at 51
per squire (twelve lines,! tor the first insertion,
and 50 cents for each weekly continuance.
Legal advertisements published at tile usual
Advert'semcnts not marked will be published
Viutil forbid, and charged accordingly.
Letters on business must be prc-jnnd, and ad
dressed to the Proi'fietor. _____
3-t W CII \ST VIN, Attorney at Law, Mor
jj, gait ton, G*. —Practices in all the coun
ties of the Cherokee circuit. J;ul 0
AMES MILNER, Attorney at Law, Cass*.
ville, Geo. Practises in the counties of the
R. PARROTT, Attorney at Law, Carters-j
• ville, Geo. —Practises in the counties of
the Cherokee circuit. ml’ H.
TONES & CRAWFORD, Attorneys at Laiv,
Calhoun, Geo. —Practice in the counties of
the Cherokee circuit. • a P r 24.
RII. TATUM. Attorney at Law, Trenton,
. (j i.—Business entrusted toll scare in any j
of the counties of the Cherokee circuit willjncet j
with prompt attention. Nov. 21.
SWEIL, Attorney at Law, Canton, Geor- j
• gia. Business entrusted to his care in
any of the counties of the Cherokee circus, will
meet with faithful attention. Feb 16, .1855.
(~A J. FAIN, Attorney at Law, Calhoun, Ga.
~JL • Will practice in all the counties ot the
Cherokee circuit. Particular attention will be !
paid to the collecting business. mb 9. j
JOHN A. CRAWFORD, Attorney at Law,
Cassville, Ga. Business entrusted to his
•care in any of the ; counties of the Cherokee cir
cuit, will meet with faithful attention,
WT. WOFFORD, Attorney at Law, Cass
• ville, Ga.- -Practices in all the count es
of the Cherokee circuit, and will attend faithful
ly to all business entrusted to his care. Cilice
east ot the court house. ug )8 —H
HOOPER & RICE, Attorneys at Law, CaSs
ville, Geo.—Practice in the counties of;
< ’ iss, Cobb, Chattooga, C itoos a, Cherokee, Dade i
Floyd,Gordon, Gilmer. Murray, P.ckens, W alk- 1
er and Whitfield. John U. Rick will, as here
tofore, continue to give his personal and almost j
exclusive attention to the collecting business, j
april 29, 1354.
JR. WTKLE, A ‘t-wiieyat Law, Cartersville, j
• Go >. Will give prompt attention to the j
collecting of all debts pi iced in h s hands, ill !
any of the following named counties: Cass, j
Cherokee, Cobh, Gilmer, Gordon, l - 1 >yd, Lump- ■
k : n, Paulding, Folk, and Wliitfiald. Refers,!
bv permission, to \\ iley, Banks & Cos., Charles
ton, S. C. J an. 20, 1851.
fV 1.. BAKBOUII, Attorney at Lair, AtUn
\ • ti, Georgia.—Will pract'ce in the differ
ent- Courts of Fulton and cout’guous counties.
I’iirticular attention g ven t i the execution of
Interrogatories, and draughting leg'l instru
ments. Claims in the citv of Atlanta will be
promptly attended to. Office in the Holland
House, up stairs.—Entrance first door above
Whitney A Hunt. Feb 16, ’ss—ly
/ 1 L. UPSH AW, Dealer, in IV y floods, Gr..-
\JT • ceries, hardware, cutlery, saddlery, hats,
and caps, boots and shoes, iron, nails, &c., at
Black’s old stand, west of the public square,
WIKLE & WIKLE, Dealers in Dry Goods,
Groceries, &c. Ac. South west corner
of Public Square, Cartersville, Ga.
Jan. 26, 1854.
fl), CARPENTER, Dealer in fancy, staple
• and domestic dry goods, sugar, coffee, mo
lasses, Ac.; hardware, cutlery, Ac., at Erwin’s j
oil stand, Cassville, Ga. Jan 1. <
TW. HOOPER A CO., Dealers in Staple and
• Fancy Goods, Groceries, Iron, Hats, Caps,
Boots and Shoes, Ac., Ac., at the Brick store,
-Cassville, Ga. Feb 2, 1854.
nIRSCIIBERG A DAVIDSON, Co.ssnilto,
Ga. —Manufacturers of clothing, and de il
•ers in Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Gentlemen’s
Furnish ng Goods, Fancy Goods, and Jewelry,
Wholesale and Retail, at Patton’s olb stand j
Cassville, Ga. June 23 1654. j
IOCKETT A SNELLINGS, Factors and 1
j General Commission Merchants, will attend
strictly to Receiving and Forwarding and
Selling everything sent to our address,
DOCT. 1). 11. ZUBER, Reform Physician.
Would most respectfully inform the cit-
n *izcns of Adairsville and surrounding l
country, that he is now prepared to treat
forms of diseases upon the soundest Phy-;
Biological principles yet known; his rein-1
edial agents arc all of the safest kind, and chief
ly Botanical. march 30, ISs4—ly
WM. M. PEEPLES, Dealer in Dry Goods, i
Groceries, Iron, Hardware, Saddlery, 1
Boots, Shoes, Drugs, Medicines, Ac., Ac. Cal
May 5,1854. —1 y
G. COURTENAY, A CO. No. 3, Broad j
• Street, Charleston, South Carolina. Books, ;
Stationery, Fancy Articles, Magazines, and
The most extensive stock of Novels, Roman-[
ces, Ac., in the Southern country.
Near the Post Office. ‘ mb 16 ;
8. G. COURTENAY. W. A. COURTENAY, i
A AJ. L. IIILL Dealers in Groceries, Con
• fectionarics, Ac., east of the court house,
HYATT McBURNEY A 1 CO., Direct Im
porters and Wholesale Dealers in Foreign
•and Domestic Dry Goods, No. 37 Hayne Street,
•Charleston, S. G. Jan 12, lSst>—49—ly
SELLING off at Cost for Cash, As the tindci - ’
signed is closing up the business of .the firm
•of Leake k Howard, .he .has-determined to
■aell off at cost for'cash.
Cotne all that want good bargains and corns
quick or you will miss'them.
Cartersville, Dec 1-ts W. W. LEAKE.
Tailoring establishment, at Cartersvi'le
-b ’ Georgia,Shop at S. H. T atillo’s old stand.
tThe subscriber has lately opened in
the town of Cartersville a New Tai
loring Establishment, where he is pre
pared to do any work in his line in the
best and most fashionable manner. He guar
antees all woik turned out of his shop to lit in
the most unexceptionable manner. Particular
ly attention pnf to cutting and fitting jobs for i
ladies. He itpectfully solicits a fair trial, as
he is confident of success.
A FEW MORE LEFT of those cheap Double-
Barrel Guns!! at
LEVY'S CHEAP CASH STORE. |
CARRIAGE and Buggy Making Establish
ment at Cartersville Cass county Georgia,
WE would solicit a continuance of
the patronage heretofore enjoyed. —
We are doing good work, and at reasonable pri
ces. We keep on hand a good selection of
Stock, and have employed a fine assortment of
iirstrate Mechanics, who know what they are
tbout. We warrant our work not to fail. (Jive
as a call before purchasing elsewhere. Our
motto is Honesty and Industry.
JONES A GREENWOOD.
Cartersville, Ga., July 8, 1854.
Atlanta, hard-ware store, a. j.
BRADY, Whitehall Street, keeps always
on hand a full assortment of Iron, Nails, Cut
lery, Mill Irons, Springs, Axles, Carriage Trim-1
niinps, Cooking and Parlor Stoves, Mechanic’s j
and Farmers’ Tools, Ac., which will be sold as j
low as can be bought in any market.
Atlanta, Ga., July 14, 1854.
WARD A BURCIIARD, Augusta Ga., j
would inform their friends and the pub- i
j lie generally, that anticipating a change in their j
! business, the coming season, they are disposed j
to make larafe concessions from their former low
scales of prices, in order to reduce their stock to j
the lowest possible point. The attention of j
wholesale dealers as well as“ customers, is res- j
Augusta, Dee ‘22 i
I) ARR A McKENZlE.—Factors and Comniis- !
sion Merchants, and Dealers in Groceries, j
Produce and Merchandise generally, Atlanta,
Particular attention given to consignments of
Cotton, Grain, Bacon, and all kinds of Produce.
L. J. PARR. E. MCKENZIE. |
yVHWSHIPS 1 RONWO RKsT—The subset-1
YV her is now prepared to receive and exe-1
cute orders for any kind of Castings, or Ala-I
chine work, and all persons favoring him with
j orders may rely upon having them executed in
| the best manner, and with despatch. Orders
’ lor Sash-blinds and doors promptly attended to
at his Car Establishment. Cash paid for old
Copper, Brass and Iron Castings.
Atlanta, Ga., June 30, 1 54.
rpo FARMERS AND PLANTERS. A. A J. j
JL L. Ilill, are now receiving a superior lot.
of Negro Shoes, Negro Blankets and Kerseys.l
Osnaburgs, Shirtings, Trunks, Ac., for the fall
and winter trade, which they are offering Low i
f>r Cash, or on shor‘ t me. Fanners or other*, i
wishing to pu-chase such articles will do well
1 1 give us a call and examine prices, f rwe will
have them on hand and intend to sell. All that
I we ask is that you will call and examine for
I yourselves, east of the court house,
i Cassville, Oct 27
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j r-g-—. f t EORGE VOGT’S Piano and
’ r s v T Music Store, N<>. 148 Arch
77 y fj jM/’ ,‘, Philadelphia. Constantly ;
J on hand Pianos, Melodeons, Musi-j
1 cal Merchandize of every description, Sheet. Mu- j
sic, Ac. Ac. |
Vogt’s Pi vxor ore pronounced superior to i
all others in sweetness, power and beauty of!
tone and unequalled workmanship. Persons j
wishing a Piano of the first class and undoubt- :
ed excellence, at a very moderate price, will do
well to give them a trial. sept I—l
,4 MERIC AN AND FOREIGN AGENCY.
a V FIDELITY AND PROMPTNESS! Tile Ullder
signed are prepared to furnish, by mail or cx
pres any Books, Magazines, Newspapers, En-:
gravi igs. Maps ot Charts, that areprocurnblc in i
the American or Foreign Trade, at the lowest pr‘- j
ee*. Indiv.duals ordering of us shall be served I
with fidelity and promptness. Country mer-!
chants accommodating us with tlieir orders, j
shall have them filled at correct prices, of which |
a single trial will give evidence.
The very great patronage this Establishment
h is received at home and abroad, speaks louder
than anything else of Its merits, and we have j
only to refer to the Editor and Publisher of j
tins paper for satisfactory proof upon this head, i
Christmas presents of all kinds are now in i
vogue. Give us a trial.
JXO. W. LEONARD A CO.,
Dec 22. 383 Broadway, New York. !
f \ Mill I AGES AND HARNESS. — GharIes-
V , ton S. 6. White house, south-west corner of
Meeting and Wentworth streets, Ch .rleston.
The subscriber has always on
hand a large assortment ofVe
v_y ~~yy hides of every description, such
as Coaches, Rockaways, Ba
’ Touches, top Buggies, no top Buggies, and Ped
; lar Wagons, which are manufactured expressly i
i for his own sales, and which in point of finish
j and durability cannot be surpassed.
All articles sold by him are warranted in
| the fullest terms. Persons in want are solicited
! to give him a call, where they will find a cheap
and good article on favorable terms.
Carriages built to order, and repairing done
with neatness and despatch.
I Refers to Col. 11. F. Price, Cassville.
M. H. NATHAN.
Nov 17 —Cm.
! -VTOTICK TO LAND OWNERS! The under-!
Lai signed having removed from Albany to ;
; Troiipville, Lowndes countv, Ga.
; will in addition to the practice of Law examine !
and report the value of land in the counties of j
Thomas, Lowndes, Clinch, Ware, Appaljng and j
Irwin. He will, when requested, examine ‘
I Lands personally, and give full information sis !
• to value, location and probability of immediate ;
sale. Having no connection whatever with i
! land speculation he will engage to act as agent, j
! in the sale or purchase of lands, in any of the
’ aforesaid counties for a fee of ten per cent, up-;
i<m the amount received or paid out, Ilis char
ges for examining land will be five dollars per
lot, for lands in the 12th district of Lowndes, in
all the other districts, he will charge ten dol
lars. Additional will be charged for an exami
! nation of title upon record.
EPIIRIAM H. PLATT,
Attorney at Law,
Troupville, Lowndes Cos. Ga.
1 Nor 17—ly
PIANOS, SHEET MUSIC, ifv. <fw.
rja —>_ THE undersigned is pre
pared to furnish Vogt’s
*3r rj Pianos , at short notice,
1 H B an< * (,n as good terms us
y they can be had anywhere
at the Houth. These in
struments are warranted to be etjual in point of
tone, durability and workmanship, to any man
ufactured in the world. Every Piano warranted
| foi “ ve years. Any instrument failing to meet
1 the exp.a’tations of the purchaser, rimy be re
turned at a*.’ v time within six months, and an
other .will be “iren in its stead. Having a
brother (a JVolesso.” °f Music) in Philadelphia,
who selects every Piah 0 St3,, t out, purchasers
may rest assured thut non*, out perfect instru
meuts, in eoery respect, will t' 1 ’
A large lot of Sheet Music, of t^' e and
| most fashionable issues, constantly on hand
and for sale at Publisher’s prices.
Professor of Music in Cassville
Dec. 8,1854 —1 y Female College.
>^~UP HrNIZY & ©DAYTON, Ware
ffitMairudI X House and Commission Mbu
chants, Augusta, Ga, —Continue ;the
bnsiness in all its branches, and vwiM give
their personal attention to the sdle Df COTTON
and <ither produce. Cash advances made when
required. Bagging, Rope, and family supplies
purchased at the lowest iwprkct rates. Conn
mission for selling Cotton-25 cents per bale,
aug 18— “ r ’ )
a Zqlfliiy Tfctospapci-—Scbofed so ffqiiosifti Sinie Solific?, Xifdi|ft|te, ii)C foHtyn ddO fiolnedic Ketos. Ac.
CASRA r IL],E, CxA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1855.
SEMI-WEEKLY MAIL LINE,for Duck Town
Copper Mines, by way of Talking Hock, ES
Ujay and Dunn's Perry.
• li - ‘-TfV The safest, quickest, and most
pleasant route to the Duck
Town Copper Mines, Tennessee,
is through Cassville. The Stages are pleasant
and commodious, good horses, safe and careftt
dr.vers. The route is through some of the fines’
Mountain Scenery in Georgia. Asa large poi •
tion of the land iii the vicinity of the Mines is
owned by persons living in the middle and low
er parts of the State, it would be to their inter
est to come up and examine.
The Stages leave Cassville every Monday and
Friday morning, immediately after the arrival
of the cars. Stage offices at Latimer’s hotel,
Cassville, and Cottage Hall, by B. A. Freeman,
! Ellijav. Buy vour tickets at Atlanta for Cass
| Depot. ‘ * J. S. DUMM,
o-pr'erw, BEING also
for of a well-stocked
cry Stable at Ellijay, the un- 4i-i
----i dersigned is prepared to send persons to any
! point to which thev mav wish to go.
! Nov. 27. ‘ ‘ J. S. DUMM.
I(X “WTATCIIKS! WATCHES!! BY
! >p% YV MAIL!—The Subscriber would
J fetyi 2&a respectfully inform the citizens of tliis
i place and vicinity and the public generally,
i that he has just received from Europe a large
[ and splendid stock of Watches, Jewelry and
! Silverware, which he intends to sell off on the
; princ ple that “ large sales and small profits”
■ are the most advantageous.
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. lie has now for sale:
Daguerreotype Watches, &5u to §IOO
Pocket Chronometers, 100 to 200
Eight-day Watches, 125 to 200
i Ladies’ Enamel Watches, SO to 100
Magic Watches, 75 to 150
Gold Hunting Levers, 18 k. full
Gold open-faced Levers, full jew. 26
Gold Lepines, 22
Sliver Levers, full jewelled, 18
Silver Lupines, 8
Gold Pens, Silver holders, 2
Gold Pencils, 3
On receipt of the value, any of the above
; Watches will be forwarded by return mail.—
i Orders should bo sent in cariv, and addressed
to J. JI. EASTWOOD,
Oct 20— ts Raleigh, N. 0. ‘
rpiN ROOFING GUTTERING AND TIN
X WARE ESTABLISHMENT, at Oassville
The Subscriber begs leave to call tiie
& 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, .nsurance is saved, and great
j risks avoided; as at .east two-th'rds of the num
! her of buildings consumed in large eouflagra- \
; tions, first take fire upon the roofs.
Having made ample arrangements for Roof
-1 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, j
rail road bridges, dwelling houses, and other ;
buildings, in ihe best manner. No Tin plate j
will be used but the best brands, and all roofs I
warranted. E. A. BROWN. j
’ -Ff” Shop on the east side of the court, house, ■
at Hood’s old printing office. aug 18
("UPSVILLE FURNITURE STORE.—The
J Subscriber offers for for sale a large and
file assortment ot Cabinet
j Furniture, consisting of Bti
l reaus, Book Cases, Side and
| Centre Tables, Ac. He is prepared to fill all
orders on the shortest notice.
Also, Fisks Metallic Bururial Cases ,
; Os all sizes and qu ilitics kept constantly on hand.
WILLIAM GOULDS Mil’ll. |
i Cassville, Ga., May 11, 1854.
AUCTTON AND COMMISSION HOUSE, ;
Atlanta, Ga. —Jos. li. Swift, having lo
cated himself ou White-Hall street, opposite
Mess. Whitney & Hunt’s store, and below W.
W. Roark’s old stand, is now prepared to sell
Merchandize, Real Estate, Negroes, Furniture,
; Ac. Ac., at
or at private sale. He would be liappy to re
ceive on consignment Bacon, Corn, Oats, wheat,
and all kinds of Produce, which he will sell on
the best of terms, and make prompt remittan
ces. He intends to keep on hand everything for
the use of the Planter, —Rope, Bagging, Groce
ries, &c. Ac. A share of patronage is respect
fully solicited. JOS. 11. SWIFT.
Atlanta, Ga., Doc. 8, 1854. 44—ly
X Ware House and
i|pSl|P Commission Merchants,
s&gdZl&dgL Reynold street, Augus
” —ta, Ga., (Successors to
Platt A Brother) —Possessing every facility, will
devote their personal and undivided attention to
the sale of Cotton and other Produce consigned
to their care, and the purchase and forwarding
of goods. Commission will be the established
rates of the citv. Reference: Mess. Ilavilaud,
Risley A Cos., Hand, Williams A Cos., McCord,
llart,A Cos., Scranton, Seymour A Cos., Belcher
A Hollingsworth, Thayer A Butt, Dawson A
Skinner, and T. S. Metcalf, Esq.—Augusta;
Hand, Williams A Wilcox—Charleston.
EDWIN PLATT. THUS. A. dII.HAM.
sept 9, 1854
T D. CARPENTER res
ti • pectfully unnounciS to
h‘ B b’lends and late custom
ers that he has bought out
f] le ytock of Goods of E. M.
Price, and may be found at Erwin’s old stand,
where ho _. ill be glad to wait upon his friends,
and promises to be as cheap as the cheapest.—
Give him a call if you please, at Erwins old
stand. Cassville, aug 5
(1LOTIIING! CHEAP CLOTHING!! —At
J Private and Public Sato—by J. R. Swift.
MERCHANTS wishing to lay
in a stock of Clothing, would
-1° 0 > ils I have
just received a large consign
nient, which I huve orders to
close out very low, and offer
great inducements to purchasers.
Atlanta Ga., Jan. 19 50—ts
ATLANTA CITE PROPERTY FOR SALE.
PERSONS desirous of purehns
ing City Property would do well
lANtriyiffsfijftr. to call on us, as we have a num
ber of improved and unimproved
ii irtoiMW f ()r Ha | u Also, a lot of
ground containing ten acres, of fine woodland,
w'th a good two story house, and all other nec
ess rv out-buildings situuted thereon. Terms,
reasoL'able. JOS. It. SWIFT.
Jan. h, 1855. 43—ts.
> viy,r P. STOVALL, Ware House
Wymlmml JYI aad Commission Merchant, —
ugusta, Ga- —Continues the busi
ness in all its branches, at his extensive
FIRE-PROOF Warehouse on Jackson Street,
near the Globe Hotel. Tile usual Cash facil
tics afforded to customers, M'K 25 ly*
“PRINCIPLES NOT MEN.”
A maid reclined beside a stream
At fall of summer day,
And, half awake and halfa-dream,
She watched the ripples play.
She marked the waters fall and heave,
The deepening shadows throng,
And heard, as darkened down the eTe,
That river’s babbling song,
And thus it sung, With tinkling tongue,
That rippling, shadowy river, —
•‘ Youth’s brightest day Will fade away
Forever and forever!”
The twilight past, the moon at last
Rose broadly o’er the night,
Each ripple gleams beneath her beam,
As wrought in silver bright
The heaving waters glide along,
But, mingling with their voice,
The nightingale now pours his song,
And makes the shades rejoice,
And thus he sunjuwith tuneful tongue,
That bird besjdfc the river,
“ When youth is gone true love shines on
For ever and ib| ever”,
Written expressly for the Cassville Standard.
Il)e Wee SoiOei) JWs.*
LINK THE FIRST.
OR TilE M YSTERIOUS GOVERNESS.
JU’ MISS C. W. BARBER.
“ She stilled her grief, and wrought her daily
The next morning after Miss Church’s
arrival, she entered upon her duties in
the school-room. She appointed me
my tasks, after having first ascertained
the amount of knowedge which I alrea
dy possessed, and went about every thing
i connected with mv improvement, sys
tematically and energetically The day
was apportioned off into allotments—
every hour brought with it its load of
things to he done, and the striking of
the clock seemed to her n new incite
ment to labor. I sometimes looked at
her with wonder. Frail, slender, pale and
delicate as a hot house flower, she never
’ . !
seeim-d weary, hut she was often do-;
spondent. Yet she evidently made ;
great efforts to he cheerful. For the !
first week .after her domestication at j
Oakland, she and cousin Fred, I verily j
, beleive, never exchanged half a dozen j
! words with each other. They met in the j
morning with a slight nod of recogni- j
j lion they passed and repassed each
i other during the day, with the same ea
sy, formal mode. Miss Church kept in
the school-room as quiet as one of the
benches. She never seemed desirous of
attracting his attention—neither was she
anxious to avoid him. There was some
thing about her which at first seemed to
say, “ it does not matter much any way,
about young Mr. Alston’s company. —
lie is nothing to me —be never will be.”
This utter ihdifierence upon her part
at first stimulated my curiosity. 1 w ish
ed to ascertain the reason of it. Fred,
was, as I have already said, the hand- J
i son test, man I everv saw : and when
! alone wilh me, or in the presence of
grandfather and grandmother, he was
lively and .piick-witted, but somehow if
Miss Church entered the room, he grew
into an automaton. This then was that
high, intellectual communion which Fred
had pictured to me on the terrace, on
the day in which grandmother interrup-,
ted rs. And yet Miss Church was all 1
that he had ..then imagined Iter to be-!
She was a thoughtful, high-minded, con- !
versationable woman—she would, I felt :
sure, if he had broached any cotiversa. j
tion with her, have sustained her part !
readily and well, but somehow they j
seemed destined never to get on well
I together. I sometimes thought that
cousin Fred, was acting in this way in
order to rebuke me for the words that 1 |
had uttered lo him about Miss Church’s)
wealth, but no, it could not be that,
which kept him so grave, watchful and
My grandfather and grandmother, it
was easy to see, approved of Miss
Church’s course in everything. And j
well they might, for she showed a def
fcrence to tlieir opinions and age,
which it was beautiful to witness. Even j
my grandfather, in the worst twinges
that his gouty foot experienced, spoke]
to her abruptly perhaps, but still kindly.
She seemed to understand the mysteries
of net work almost as well as my grand
mother did herself, and after school clos
ed for the day she would sometimes go
down into the parlor, and picking up
grandmother’s needle and ball, would
work on for an hour or so as intently as
though Ihe work belonged to her.
One day she was thus engaged, when
my grandfather spoke to her of her fath
“ Miss Church, you are an orpinn I
“ My father is alive,” she answered af
ter some hesitation—“ my mother lias
been dead several years.”
“ You arc well educated,” he contin
ued—“ there are few young ladies who
sing, play, draw, paint, or speak French
with so much accuracy as you do.—
When did you recejyp your training ?
at what school were you educated ?”
Again Miss Church became confused
and hositated’—the subject seemed painful
*Copy right secured.
to her. At length she replied, as if con
strained by honesty to utter the truth, ‘‘l
was mostly educated by private tutors.
My father hired teacher’s for me at
“Ah!” said my grandfather, lifting
his grey eye-brows in a manner peculiar
r.o himself, when astonished ; “ Private
tutorage costs a good deal. Your fath
i jr must in those days have been well to
|do in the world. Did 1 understand you
; to say that you were his only child ?”
j “ Ilis only child,” said Miss Church,
rising and preparing to leave the room.
“ What my father has been, and what
he is now, Mr. Allston, are subjects alike
painful tome. You will excuse me, 1
hope, if I decline conversation upon the
flieme,” and she glided out of the room.
“ Humph!” said my grandfather,
“That is queer—very queer. If the
girl’s fa'lier has been rich, and has fall
en, it’s nothing to be ashamed ot, I m
“Nothing to be ashamed of,” said
my grandmother, “ and yet the subject
must, as she said, be a painful one.”
“ What is that ?” said Cousin Fred,
at that moment coming in—“what sub
ject is a painful one ?”
“The leverses of fortune which Ellen’s
father has passed through,” said my
“ Have they been serious?” said Fred.
“She declines talking upon the sub-
Iject,” said my grandmother, “and we
must argue from that that they have
Cousin Fred mused, and drummed
with bis fingers upon the arm ot his
I stole out of the room, and followed
my teacher up stairs. She sat with both
elbows upon her desk, and her face was
covered lip by her hands. Now and then
a hot tear stole out from between her
pale, thin„.,fi.ngers, and dropped upon the
desk. She was evidently unhappy. I
would have given a world at that mo
ment, to have known what about. I j
went up, and sunk down beside her. I j
laid my arm across her lap, and leaned !
my head upon it. My up-turned face |
gazed into her’s. She wiped her eyes ;
[and took mv hand gently. Her clasp j
i was hot and feverish. 1 ventured a
! “ Are you sick. Miss Church ?”
“ No, my child, lam not sick —I am
i only unhappy.”
“ What about, Miss Church? Do T
| grieve you ? Am 1 not a good girl in
• school ?”
“ Verv good. Claude, I never saw a
better child. The cause of my unhappi
ness is remote from everything here. I
cannot explain to you the reason of mv
despondency. Hut rest assured, Claude,
that the occupation of teaching you is a
pleasure—a relief from thoughts —it is
almost the only comfort I have on earth.”
“ Grandpa would not have been in
quisitive,” 1 said, “ if he had known that
the past was unpleasant to you. I dan* j
say that lie will never ask you anything ‘
about your property again.”
! “ Property !” she repeated with some
thing like bitterness in her tone, “Prop
erty! yes, that rules the world. lam
not unhappy though, because my father
lost his, and I have become a governess.
I became the latter through choice, and
j I wondered what she was going to
! add, and she read perhaps my perplexity
Jin my eyes, and so framed her answer
“And I am glad. Claude,” she contin
ued, “that Providence has directed me
to so safe an harbor, and to such a good
little scholar,” and she bent over and
The next morning Cousin Fred came j
in after breakfast and proposed to Miss
Chinch a horse-back ride. The air was
balmy and fragrant with the breath of
Spring—the hills in the distance were
blue with wreaths of smoke, and the
golden sun shone gloriously over hill and
dale, river, and Oakland.
Miss Church hesitated.
“Go.” said rnv grandmother, “You
need exercise. You confine yourself ir
doors too closely.”
“Yes,” said my grandfather, “go; 1
have got one of the easiest nags you ever
rode in your life. It can pace, or ga.lop,
or walk, to suit your pleasure. I will
have him caught, and Alice has one of
the best side-saddles in all the land.—
Torn !” he cried to the errand boy, who
was just at that moment crossing the
yard, “ bring Nance here, and put a side
saddle on her.”
“ I am not a very good rider, Mr. Al
ston,” said the teacher, looking up into
Fred’s face. lam entirely out of prac
tice, and moreover, I always was afraid
of a horse. You will find me an encum
brance. I shall destroy, I fear, all of
the pleasure of your ride. You had
better leave me behind.”
“ We will only go to tho river,” said
cousin Fred. “Grandfather’s horses are
very gentle; you will have nothing to
fear from them. I shall be very happy
indeed to have you accompany me.”
“Go,” repeated my grand mother,
“ as I before said you need the exercise.”
Miss Church went up stairs and soon
returned, clad in a brown riding dress,
with a pretty straw bat crowning her
braided hair. She looked prettier than
1 had ever seen her, Tom brought Nance,
one of tho carriage horses, to the door.
Fred assisted Miss Church to the saddle,
TWO DOLLARS A-YEAIt, IN ADVANCE.
and then mounted the other bay horsi*
They started. Miss Church’s hoiseman
ship was at first timid, but exceedingly
graceful. My grandfather watched her ,
from his seat near the window.
“ She rides, as she does everything
else,” he said, “in the best mann'er. She
needs a little practice, it is true, but sin
has, I warrant, often been on horseback
before. I shouldn’t wonder if she ha.-
been to some of them northern riding |
schools. She and Fred must ride every
morning, and if I forget to have Nance
saddled, and brought round to the door, j
I wish that you would see about it.— j
There is no use in the girl’s moping her :
life away here, like a nun. Oakland is
a lonesome place, anyhow. I should be
sorry to have her health fail while she is
staying with us. She doesn’t look as if
she was any too rugged.”
“No,” said my grandmother, “she is
pale, and evidently labors under some
I stood as long as the riders were in
sight, and watched tlieir retreating forms.
It was beautiful to witness the lady’s
timid air, contrasted with the bold and
fearless horsemanship of Cousin Fred, j
whose animal seemed to partake of the |
buoyant spirit of its rider, and to be de- j
termined to dash away, regardless of;
curb or rein, as fleeily as an Arabian
steed. Fred, however, managed to re- j
strain him, and rode by Miss Church’s
side, on through the grove of oaks, away
towards the blue hills, and finally dis
appeared on tiie road to the river. They
were gone full two hours. When they
came home, Miss Church’s cheek had j
borrowed a rosy Hush from the morning!
air—her glowing hand held the rein
tightly in its clasp, and something like
a smile lit her dark, expressive eyes.—
Fred assisted her to the ground, and
threw the reins to Tom, who stood in]
waiting. They both came up the gravel j
walk towards the house. The mutual j
reserve with which they had heretofore;
] regarded each other, seemed to have ]
| worn off during that exhiliarating morn-;
1 ing ride, and they chatted together, j
j freely and pleasantly,
i From that hour, they were friends.— !
They sat and talked together at twilight.
When they met, tney had now a pleas
ant word for each other, ins ead of the
formal, civil bow. They often talked of
things beyond my comprehension—they
discussed ethical subjects, with a keen- j
ness and acumen which made me won- ]
der, and I believe equally astonished ;
each other. Sometimes tlieir eonversa-:
tions were carried on in a pleasant, ban- i
tering lone —sometimes lliev grew as
grave as doctors of divinity. Cousin
Fred, I discovered for the first time, was]
a ripe and thorough scholar. Ino lon- j
ger wondered 1 hat he wanted at Oak ]
land the society of a refined and intelli- !
gent woman. He Seemed to me to have
in his composition the elements of two
characters—one grave, thoughtful, feel- ]
ing, easily impressed, and full of strong,;
[native and acquired sense: the other, |
free, easy, foolish, frolicsome, almost j
Ellen was easily persuaded to go eve- [
ry morning with Fred on a short cxc.ur- j
sion into the surrounding country on ;
horse-back. They often returned with
their horses laden with flowers—some
times with those of the aridities and
wild mosses torn from the rocks. These
rules evidently did her good. They
brought a glow to her pale cheek, and a
•sparkle to her eye; still 1 sometimes
found her, after school hours were over,
l s/.d, pale, drooping and tearful.
Wh:it say’st thou wise one? that all powerful
Can fortune's strong impediments remove?—
Summer came on with its languid days
—its blue and cloudless skies—its rich
ness of forest foliage, and the lazv hum
of insect, tribes. Oakland, I Lave said,
was a pleasant place enough in summer,
and so it was. Miss Church seemed to
enjoy the quietude of its large old j
rooms, and the cool breeze which swept
along, waving the boughs of the uni
brageous oaks. Cousin Fred, I began
to sufpeet, was happy whenever sliej
was happy. Not that he was officious;
in his attentions, or in tiny way led her j
for a moment to suspect that she was
anything to him hut a pleasant com
panion, yet when she was absent, he
seemed restless and absent minded. He
lost, in some degree at least, the free and
easy, careless and half banteiing airs,
which he used so often to assn.t o when
she first came to Oakland.
When Miss Church rode, he always
had some find old ruin to show her, or j
there was some curious and rare botan j
ical specimen, that they must search for,’
or some fine natural scenery in the dis-;
lance, which was sure to make tho ex-!
cursion a protracted, and I presume a i
pleasant one. Miss Church yielded to;
all of these demands upon her time with |
an easy, unaffected grace, which it was
pleasant to witness. I wondered some- 1
times what she thought of him, or out ot i
his presence, if she even thought of him j
at all. I could not read her thoughts j
and motives, as clearly as 1 rend his.— |
Indeed she often seemed to me to be act-1
ing under an assumed character, and out j
of her proper sphere altogether.
It was nearly time for cousin Fred to
take his departure; the time which he,
had allotted for his visit, had well nigh
expired. Grandmother urged him to
write, and obtain a longer leave of ab
sence. Bhe affirmed that she had seen
, next to nothin g of liim, (although he
1 had already been there full three months)
land that he must not think of leaving
Oakland so soon.
My grandfather’s health too, was get
ing daily worse and it was suggested by
lie physician, Dr- Olcutt, that a visit to
the White Sulphur springs, might do him
My grandmother affirmed that this
I trip could not be taken, if Fred left. To
leave the estate was no light matter for
two old people like them—to go full a
hundred miles to a fashionable watering
place, and to go too with the intention
of staying there a month or two, was a
Mv grandfather poolied ! and hem
med ! whenever the subject was men
tioned. lie had, no idea, he said, of go
ing. What would be the use ? lie was
an old man, with one foot already in the
grave! Why should lie drag himself
away from the comforts of home, just to
gratify Dr. Oleutt’s whims. He had no
i idea that the waters would prove benefi
; eial to him in the least,
j My-grand mother ins’sted that they
! might do him great good, and affirmed
] that she was exceedingly anxious to have
i him try them. Cousin Fred, too, was
] very anxious upon the subject, and the
first that I knew, he had written and ob
tained another three months leave ofab
Active .preparations for the visit to the
| watering place, after cousin Fred receiv-
I ed this letter, went forward.
My gn.namo.her increased the number
of her high-crowned caps, greatly
enlarged tiie contents of her own and
mv grandfather’s wardrobes. Cousin
Fred bought anew uniform, and Mary’
; looked over my dresses and eaeques,
j with a solicitude which slie had never be
j Miss Church, at firsF’objected serious
!ly to forming one of the party. She said
[ that m v progress in my studies in a fash
| ionable crowd’ would be greatly retard
ed, and that she prefered remaining with
me and such of the servants as mv grand
mother might choose to leave behind at
Her objections acted as a signal for
my giar.dfather to give up bis opposi
i tion. He declared that she must go —
1 that it was for her sake only, that he
would consent to go —it was the very
! change of place which she needed : as
j for him —why, it was nonsense for him
I to go there on his own account.
in vain the sweet tempered girl, te
j monstiated—in vain she protested that
] she needed neither change of place or air,
i that her health perfectly sound—
| that there was no use whatever in her
[ going, but the greatest reason in the
world why he should comply -with Dr.
My grandfather grew firmer than ev
er under this opposition, and cousin
Fred, I saw plainly, was much gratified
by the stand which the old gentleman
“ You see Miss Church,’ he said “That
! grandfather is harder to deal with than
any refractory scholar could possibly be.
You will either have to accompany us to
the springs, or he, the very invalid for
whose benefit we are going, will remain
with von, here at Oakland.”
“The trip of course will cost you noth
ing,’’ said my grandfather. “I. wh ji
sist so hard upon your going, will tktray
all your expenses.’’
The governess blushed crimson. “ I
rarely thank of money,” she was going to
say, hut she checked herself when the
words were half uttered. “I am much
obliged to you,” she said, after a mo
ment’s embarrassing pause: “ I am
much obliged to you, Mr. Alston, and
to gratify you I w ill go.”
Site turned and left the room.
“ That girl is a strange creature!’’ said
my grandfather, musingly. “ I believe
that she felt insulted at first, bv my of
j feting to pay her expenses. She is proud
j —proud as any Alston I ever saw, and
Heaven knows that some of them ought
j to be bung for their haughtiness.”
Fred glanced at me, with a mischievous
! twinkle in one corner of his eves.
I “ I agree-with your grandfather,” ho
said. “ 1 “in thinking that our little Claude
here, might get a bit of the ropo, if that
‘ought-to-be’ was carried into execu
tion. She is as proud of her family lin
eage, as any ‘auld laird’s laird’ in Scot
land ever was.
“ It’s false,” I said with s< me degree
of asperity in my tone: “ I am not. haugh
ty, l am only fond of my family.”
“Tut; tutsaid Fred, “ What was
! that w hich you said to me, one day
’ while feeding your pigeons from the
j back terrace!”
“ You remember what I said,” 1 ro
! plied—“ you remember much better than
j you practice. Who was it, that dis
claimed with so much vehemence against
flirtation, that day. Perhaps you have
, forgotten that too, cousin Fred !”
“ I have not forgotten it,” ho said
| calmly. “ Why will you insist upon it
I Claude, that 1 am a male coquette, a flirt ?
I I despise the class it invites me to beta-
I ken for one of them.”
Just then rny grandfather espied Tom,
| crossing tho yard, lie sung out to him,
j in his loudest voice an order or two, and
, quite put a period to the conversation.
By tho first of July, we were all m