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LOCAL MTBKSTS AND GENERAL INTELLI6ENCE. aCMCWPTIOX PMCE, One Dolla r pe r Year, In Advunce. $1,50, Dclivertd to Village Subscriber*. TIE AITUTISEK IAS TAB L1IGEST CISflLATIO.1 Of »•»• papor in this section, and subscribers ore con •tantljr coming m. W o shall aim, AD heretofore, to make it one of tho best Advertising mediums in the country, and behove that wo give our patrons moro than \value received\ by tho following low It.VTKS O F AIA'EKTISINO: 1 square, j <4 col. | )4 C0 J- I 1 '\\I- 1.25 One Week , One Month, Three Months, Six Months, One Year, 3.00 6.00 8.00 .'.00 4 .00 8.00 VZ.00 20.00 3.00 6.00 12.00 18.00 30.00 4 .00 8.00 18.00 30.00 &0.00 We offer the most liberal inducement* to agents wae would like to canvass for subscribers,—made known ou application Tho Advertiser goes postnge fr»« in the County, and is but Z% cents per quarter •Uewkere. Address A O. B U.V.N ELI. , DansviHe, N , Y . A.. O. UUNNKLL'S X8TABWSHMENT. Mali StrMt, Dam IT ) e, X . Y. Joi PaofTi.tu of every dew riptiuii, done with,neat B«ia and dispatch, and on very low terms. Proaiies Typ«,Bordors, Ornaments, Cuts, «to., entiroly new— I MI I I UM unequalled in tins section of eountry. fj.0(Bte in tlie Ni-w \ IIUTIC-MI Hotel Hluck, en truce through Kogors Bros. Store. S. P. WISNEH & CO., Manufacturer* and Dealers in Cut Tobacco, Snuff & Cigars, Manufactory, Corner School & Tenth Sts., iiufhiio, Y. j.nnnitxMJr MOT ML, Mil* STREET, ... IHNSVILLK, tt T. UY Ki. V TAYLOR. Tins HotM is now Htte.l up to meet the wants of the travelling coiniininitv in u nuperior stjb'. iindwitl ampin nrenmni<\lati«ii f..r a lar^i- tiiiiiilior of gu«\il The table lint all tun, s supplied nith tlie lii -Mt of tlie season. I'nrti> nlur itt< IKMII jmi-1 t<» tlie pleasure .'ill ' comfort of those who stop at tins Hotel 8tf Published Weekly, BY A. 0. BUNNELL, 5 I^PILLE, N. Y. Th^eOentsper Copy. VOL 1. THUpRSDAY, DECEMBER NO. 22. F. II. MARSHALL, I'LAI.V VM ) MK .WME.NTM. B OO K. -DBl23 .<3Le >r, And Blank Book manufacturer, Bums' Hloek, ( orner of tyutriilo ami State Streets. Rochester, .N Y F I. K MI .KKS A CO., Agents f..r I'. III-\I 11 O ami vicinity. I ,A1>1>, WEB.STEB & C O'N IMrM«>\ Kl> Tight Stitch Shuttle Seeing Machines. Tor Family and Maiiiifiietui mg ( urn puny Purposes the liest in use Machiuos for scHing Leather furnished to order. i. 11. RICH. Agi'iit for l'ail-ville and vicinity. Als'i—ngi nt for WHEELER & WILSON'S Ctlrbrutol I'atnil) Sewing Machines. m 5 *~ .I..T. HKOWN, ANALYTICAL CHEMIST, M>*nwcillt Stmtnmry, Is urrusredto furnish eorreet ati.ilysi-t of Soils. Mitl- enl«. Mineral Well or Spring \ \ iilr'r, Urug«. Vmilyms '•• lion of I' O I MIIIS. &<• ' S \ , Sept II. lNMI Ctf 1IENHY N. SCIILICK, FufthlonnVc Barber and Hair Dresser, WENDELL BLOCK, - - MAIN STREET, DAN3VICLE , N . Y . Hair, Whiskers &-Moustaches Dverl Jfltr Iht .Wo»f Jfprovtd Stylt. K.tiir.K IfOTEL, TI M Two Villay—. BY KO.SX TKRRY. O VER the river, on tho hill, Licth a villnge white and still; All around it tho forest trees , Whisper and shiver in thobrcozo; Over it'stiiling shadows go Of soaring hawk and screaming crow; And mountain grasses, low and sweet, Grow in the middlo of every street. Over the river, under tho hill, \nothcr village licth still; There I soo in the cloudy night Twinkling stars of household light, 1? ires thatr gleam from tho smithy's door, Mists that curl on the river shore; And in the roads no grasses grow For tho wheels that hasten to and fro. In that village on tho hill, ' Never is sound of smithy or mill; Tho houses aro thatched with grasses and flowers; Never a clock to toll tho hours;. . 1 . Tho marble doors aro always shut;. You cannot enter in hall or hut; All the villagers Ho asleep. Never a grain to soworTeap, Never in droams to mean or sigh.— Silent and idle and low.they he.- ' 1 . •- 'H v * In that village, under tho hill, !! When the night is starry and still, Many a weary soul in prayer Lootf s to the other village there, And, weeping and sighing, longs to go Up to that homo from this below— Longs to sleep in tho forest wild, Whither havo vanished wife and child, And hearcth, praying, this answer fall— \Patience! that^illago shall hold you alL!/; O H 1 blessed things arc phildroh t The gifts of heavenly love; They stand betwixt our worldly hearts And bettor things above. f They link U3 with tho spirit world By purity and truth, And keep our hearts still fresh and young With the presence of their youth. for the ilei I'nns\ i conxEn or run V\D M I.. STEIi.M VN, - - EFfCIUUS STREETS, - - - Proprietor. Tins II<.t, I h is I. i'ii tin- •! dp nn.l m m h unpro\eil mm r it ••urn, into tit* h.iml« of its pn sent owner, who feels iou!i l< nt i ii.it In • ail meet the wants of the piil>lir in an entirelj satisf.u t<-r\ manner Stf VJJ\'8ni.I.E IIOV8X, BV W, T . I.nZiKK . Tho |i:insritl<- I(oiisit^«-(i.. H . , „ ,„,u. r „ on ,mj„ n { or •lie ar,',,iiiii|i„|:iti,iu >.f tlie put>h • tlinii en-r hefi.re. •ml is % lining a wi,ln sprea.l reputation fur its supe- rinr in iiijit'eiueiit 8tf HOME INFLUENCE. C. I*. JU\'VMUt(8, P?KIN( J WATEK, N. Y. I I K V I. Kit IN' Prv finn.ls, (.roeeries. Tailors' TniumiiiRs, Hosiery, bloves, Slurtn. I'niwers, I.uhliers, Itootn and Khoes, iTiief nn.l Me,ln m>-s. floiks , Wati-lies, Jewelry, Vankei. Notmns, Ac., * e GENT'S 1>RCSS HATS, Fall Style, lsiwi. \K,> n lar>;e assortment of the la­ tent sulesolSof t Hats, lust reeei\efl, at tho iid.sTt).v rurnnxt i HOVSE. September. 18<50 It 11,1,1 AIIU ROOD1. Scott's Uillinnl Rooms, nrovitled with two unri- ulle j tahi,-s. are situated in Howarth's now- Brick Block, 3d story 1 Open ut all reasonable hours. A set ITT, Propriotor. JRenuty to IL&tyea 13 A PRETT Y SHAPE D BONNET , TRIMMED IN GOOD STYLE, A large assortment now rcfldy nt th e Emporium of h»lnon and First Premium Millinery Storo o f Mr. wdirrs.J .B. Prusla, West side o f Sfain Street, DunsYille. » K. I'EASE, Yanuftecturer or Boots & Shoes. Cnstom work of all kinds, done with neatness and «>P»tch,nnd satisfaction warranted, both as to stylo \otk and quality of material. C3 ,Shnp on Ossian Street, opposite Goo. Browft> I'fnctry Store. Isuwiljo, July 28,1800. SCOTT'S CORNET BAND, Jtmmcillt, JS\ I'. Tins celelirated Band, composed of fifteen exeel- I'M musicians, is now better prepared than over bc- Iite. to execute nil orders for music for Military and '•mc processions. Anniversary Exercises, cto^ etc. Orders rospectfully solicited . Wflrcss_ CAin 1 . A.JCOTT. Pansvillo, W. Y . HirSIiS'EJ-SK CARDS Tiijted. In Colors and Plain, Rotten Up in every style, »<» printed, and furnished at tho lowest ratos, by *•<). Bunnell, at tho Advortiser Office. •MM8, C. X. M0TTUJK, ri < B^%\\> v «si Chains, * ^•flannel), npperend of Main street. '\'\mg ^'f;^ Hair Drover. Rooms ad- S unineaD Hotel, Mara St, DansviUe, N Y. K..W?.'-'.\ rcr 01 «»» r _ r>T. a .^~ n N Ves t tlmins , Ac., at th* residence of 9 'Who's that, I wonder?' said Mrs. Scahurn, as she heard a ring atfttiie basement door. 'Ah—it's Marshall,' returned her husband, who had looked oait of the window and recognized the gro­ cer's cart. V 'And what have you sent home, now, Henry?\ - > But before Mr. ! Seaburu could answer, the door of the sitting-room was opened, and one of the domes­ tics looked in and asked— 'What'll I do wid the demijohns, mum ?' 'Demijohns?' repeated Mrs. Sea- bnrn. . 'Let them sit in th\hall, and Til attend to them,' inteq>osed the husband. 'Henry, what have you sent home now?' the wife asked, after the.do­ mestic had gone. 'Some nice old brandy,' replied Henry. Cora Seaburn glanced at the clock and then looked down upon tho floor. There was a cloud upon her tair brow, and it was very evi­ dent that something lay heavily up­ on her heart. Presently she walk­ ed to the wall and pulled tho hell cord, and the summons was ans­ wered \by the chambermaid. 'Arc George and Charles in their room ?' 'Yes ma'am.' 'Tell them it is school time,' The girl went out, and in a little while two boys entered the sitting- room, with their bookp under their arms, and their caps id? their hands. They were bright, happy, healthy little, fellows, with goodness, and truth stamped upon their rosy fa­ ces, and the light of free conscien­ ces gleaming in their sparking eyes. George was thirteen yejars of age, and Charles eleven, and cer­ tainly those two parents had reaio'n to be proud of them. The boys kis-i sed their mother, gave a happy 'good morning' to their father, and: then went away to school. < 'Cora,' said Mr. Seaburn, some­ time after the boys had gone, 'what makes you look so sober V 'Sober.?' repeated the wife, loot­ ing up. v - ;. 'Yes. You have been sober'and mute ever since the grocer came.' 'Do you want me to tell you why?' 'Of course I do,' .'Well, Henry) i^am aorry yd* have had that spirit ljwrought into the house.' 'Pooh! \What's the use in talk­ ing so, Cora.' You wouldn't have me \do without it, wpuld^you ? M ' 'Yes;' 'Why ? What do you mean?' 'I mean that I would cut clear from the stuff now and forever.' 'But—Cora—you are wildL .What should we d»?at our dinnerparties without wine?' 'Do as others do who have it nbti' 'But—mercy!—what would peo­ ple say ? Are you afraid I ?—but no —I won't ask so foolish a question).'-- 'Ask it, Henry. Let us speak plainly, now that we have fairly commenced.' r 'Well, I was about to ask if you were afraid that I should ever— drink too much?' 'That is not a fair Question, Hen­ ry. I was not thinking\ \of that, at all. \ But I willanswer it by-and-by. jYou have^o fixed appetite for it now?' 'Of course not.' v. ; 'Then it would not cost you any effort of will to abstain from its use?' 'Not a particle.' 'And you only have it in your house, and serve it to your friends? and drink it yourself, because it is fashionable—or, in other words, you do it because others do it.' 'I do it because,' said Mr;'. Sea­ burn, hesitating some in his choice of language—'because it would ap­ pear very odd, and niggardly, and very fanatical, not to do it' This last was spoken emphatically 'But,' pursued Mrs. Seaburn, with the calmness and assurance of one who feels the sustaining influence of right, 'you would not do what you were convinced was wrong out of respect to any such considera­ tions, would you ?' 'You know I would not, Cora. This question of\ temperance, know, is a good one in the abstract, and I am willing to live^np^p it, as I understand it; but I'm no' \tee-to 'I tal-er.' 'Henry,' said his wife, with an earnest look into his face, 'will you answer me a few* questions, and answer them honestly and truly, without equivocation or evasion ?' 'Bless me, how methodically you put it, Cora. But I will answer.' 'Then, first—Do you believe you or your friends are in any way ben­ efitted by the drinking of intoxica ting beverages at your board?— That is, do you derive any real ben efit from it?' 'No; I can't say that we do.' 'Do you think the time has ever been, since we were married, when we actually needed wine in the house, either for our health or com fort?' 'Why, I think it has administered to our comforts, Cora/ v. 'How?' 'Oh, in many ways,' 'Name one of them.' 'Why, in the enjoyment o ^f otir guests.' <Ah1 but I am speaking of our­ selves, Henry—of you and me, and our own little family. Has it ever ministered to our coniforts?' ^jpSTo; I can't say that it ha*/ \ ''And if it was banished from our * * » house to-day, and forever, as a bev­ erage, would we inffcr in^ con^ quence?' v . v 'Certainly. What would (( our friends—' \. 'Ah! but stop. I amonlyspeakg ing of out own, affairs/as shut •out' from the world, by our *own fire, side. I want all extraneous con­ siderations left out. Should we, as a family, suffer in our moral, physi­ cal, social, or domestic affairs in t$e $|al. abstinence from this bov- eragrt',, . 'Nb^ I don 't know that wesho'd/ 'Then,*- to, jou, as a husband,, and a father, and .as a man, is it of any earthly use?' ^ ''2*b/ . , 'And it would cost you no effort, so far as you alone ar$, concerned, to break clear from it?' 'Not a particle..' ' • ^ 'And now,'- Henry,' pursued the wife.; with increased. earnestness, 'I have,'ji,few more questions to ask. Do jjoU think that. the drinking: of ititokicating \beverages is an evil in this'country?' -Why, aa it is now going on,. I certainly do.' I 'And isn 't it an evil in society?' .'Yes.' .* 'Look over this city, and tell me if it is not a terrible evil ?' A terrible evil grows out of the abuse of it, Cora.' 'And will you tell me what good grows out of the USE ofitV 'Really, love, whon you come down to this abstract pointy you have the field.*-' v But people^- should govern their appetites. All things may be abused.' .< ' ^ 'Yes. But will you ; telFme the xisc —the real good —to be derived from drinking wine and brandy/ 'As IjBaid before, it is- a social custom, and has its charms/ -Ahlfithere you have it, Henry. It does have its charms as the dead ly sn^e is said to have, and as other vices have. But I sec you are in a hurry.' 'It is time I was at the store.' 'I will detain you but a moment longer,'Henry. Just answer me a fqyr more questions. Now call to \mind all tho families of your ac quaintances ; think of all the do mestic circles you have known from your school-boy days to tho present Run your thoughts through the various homes wljere you have been intimate. Db-tliis, and tell me if in any one instance,.you ever knew a single Joy to be planted by the hearthstone from the wine-cup ?— Did you ever know one item o good to flow to a family from its use?' 'No ; I cannot say that I ever did—not as you mean.' 'And now answer mo 'again Think ef those .homes once more Call to memory the play-mates oJ your childhood, think of other homes, think of the firesides where all you have known dwell, and tel me if you have seen any sorrows flow from the wine-cup ! Have you seen any great griefs planted by the intoxicating bowl upon the hearthstone ?' Henry Seaburn did not answer, for there passed before, him such grim spectres ot sorrow and grie that he shuddered at the menta vision. He saw the youth cut down in the hour of promise; he saw the gray head fall in dishonor; he saw hearts broken; htfsawhonies maae desolate; he saw the affec tibns wither up and 'uib; and saw noble intellects stricken down !— Good heavens ! what sights he saw as ho unrolled the eanvass'.bf his they j carry out»t from their horn* one evil infiuerice? 'Shall they, in the ^im|^ tb'come, fall by the wayside, cut \down by the de­ mon of the cup, and, in their dying hour curse, the example whence they derived the appetite ? Oh, for our children, for .those two hoys, for he memories we would have them cherish of their home, for the good old age^they may. reap,'- 'let us tast the thing out now an Cora kissed /her., husband\ as .she ceased speaking, j 'and, then he rose to his feet;' but^lw' mad^' Ho reply. 'Henry, ypillare not fended?' 'Noj|j&e said. He* retuih^ed her kiss, and without another word ho left tho lionBe and went- to his store.c • h - ' How strangely, did circiimstances work to keep jtHUidea Im wife had given him alive in his mind.- That very morning he met a youth, • the son of one of his wealthy friends,; in a state of wild j^toxicatio^ and' during the for^lpbn he\ heard, that, young Aaron G—'—had died at sea He knew that Aaron had been senfr; away from home that he might he; reclaimed. After the bank had closed, and as Henry Seaburn was r thinking of shf} wa&from a medical friend, and^con- tained : A request that he would call at the hospital on his way home. Thejclpspital'was not niuch out of his way, and ho stopped there 'There is a man intone of the lower wards who. f wishesto see you,' said the doctor. '\^ 'Does he know mc ^aikdd\^Sea­ burn. . 'He says h<g does.' 'What is Ms-name?' b K\ 'He ' won't tell us. He goes' by the name of Smith, but lam satis­ fied that/such is not his true name He is in the last stage of consump­ tion and delirium. He has lucid intervals, but they do not.last long, He has been here a week. He was picked up in the street and brough here, ne heard your\ name, - and ho knew you at once.' - Mr. Seaburn went to th&room where the patient lay, and looked at him; surely he never knew ;^hat man ! 'There must be some mis take,' he said. f & ° The invalid heard him, and open ed his eyes| such blood-shot, sunk­ en, unearthly looking dyes 'Harry,'ho whispered, trying to lift himself upon his elbow, 'is this Harry Seaburn ? ^ 'That is my njune/ 'And don't you know me ?' 'I am sure I do' not.' And he would havo said J;hat'. he did not wish to, only- the '/man 'seen\cd.so utterly miserable thathe would riot wound what'littiefeelings hemigh >}»* , TJhey told me yott-livett not far awayy and I would look upon one friend before I diqd/ 'But I heard that you were prac­ ticing in your profession, Alec, and doing well.' 'So Tdid do well when I practiced.. Hal. I have made some pleas; hut I have given up all that/ 'And your father, where is he V 'Don't mention him, Hal. We've broken. I'don't know him; ho taught' me' to drink'.\^ Aye, he taught me^and then turned the cold shoulder/ id me when I drank too much. ^ Butl'm going, Hal—going, going/& ' ; ( Henry Seabum gazed into'that horrible face, and t rcmemberedwhat the owner had been—the son of wealthy parents; the idol of a fond mother; the favorite,at school, at play,-and \ft College; a light of in­ tellect and physical beauty,'and a noble, generous'friend. And now,. alas! i*U 'Alec, can I help you)?' * 'Yes,' and the poor fellow started higher up from his pillow, and something of the old light strug­ gled for a moment in his eye, 'Pray forlrio, JIal; pray-fqr my;soul; pray that I may go where my mother is. She could not have done it, had she lived. QW) she was a good mother, ';Hal- sThank God, she didn'i'live to see this! Pray for « me, pray, pray. LetniegotoiiER!' A L S\ the wasted rn^ui sunk back, -fell to weeping, and in a mo­ ment\\ more pne of his paroxysms came pn, and he b§gan to rave,—• He thought Henry -was his father/'^ and he cursed him, and cursed the going to his dinner, he recced hQm UCfe through the penny post. It\ ' - - •-' him under that father's influence'^ But Henry could not stpp,. to listen\. With' an ^aching heart,\'ne turned'-: away and left 'the hos^tal. He cbuld'iiot go home to dinner then-;^ he walked dowii town an.d got din- tie'ri there. . At ; night:he went to the hospital^again. ''He would inquired* after his friendjifhe didnots^ehim. V ( Boot fellow,' said the physician, '.'he neiisUdJftme out of that fife; he? di$d ij ^^^^^i hour after you went^. It-^as dark when Henry Seabfirn reached his n^me.^.' - t 'You didn't tell Bridget where to putthose demijohns, Henry,' said his. wife. She had not noticed his face, for t the gas was burning but dimlv. „ '< 0 >. 'Ah!T forgot. memoiy. 'Henry,; whispered his wife, mov­ ing to his side, and winding one .arm gently around his neck, 'we have two boya.: They 'are growing to be men; they are noble, gerier- 'bua and...warm-hearted; they lore their home and honor their parents; •Jhey are here to form those charac­ ters, to receive those impressions which shall be thebasiipjipon which depends their future weal or woe. Look at them! Oh, think of'them. .Think of them doing battle in the great struggle of life before them. have left. ' ! ' 'Have you forgotten-your old playmate in boyhood, Harry—your fricrM in other years-^-your chum .^n college ?' «i 'WTiat [' gasped Seaburn, starting back aghast, for a glimmer o f the truth burst upon him. 'This is not AlecLomberg?' ' 'All that is left of him, my Hal,' returned the fellow, putting forth his wasted, skeleton hand, and smiling a faint,\ quivering, dying smile. 'Ah! —PATER PECC AVI !' 'Alexander Lombergj!' said Har­ ry, gazing into the bloated, disfig­ ured face before him. ' -•'\^You wouldn't have known me, Hal?' , it 'Good heavenS -r ^no!' 'I know I am altered*Ah! Hal, sic transit gloria mundi.'' \* ^ 'But, Alec,' cried Seaburn,- 'how- is this? Why are you here ?'•' 'JRum, Hal, RUM ! I'm about done for. But I waited to see you Come down with • ine, Cora, and we'll find a place for them.' His wife followed him down into the basement, and*one by one he tooktho demijohns and carried them into the rear vardJ-'and there he emptied their\eontents into %e sew­ er. Then he broke the vessels in pieces with his foot, and bade Brid^ get have the dirt man take the frag­ ments away in tho morning. Not one word had he spoken to his wife all the while, nor did/she speak to him. He returned tfr the sitting- J room where hiKboys were at their books, and toolcaf seat upon one of 'their tete-a-tetes. He called his wife and^c^iiaren about him, and then he tom-J^em the story of Alex­ ander Lomberg. 'Arid now, my5|ioved ones,' he added, laying his hands upon the heads of his boys, 'I have made a solemn vow, that henceforth my children shall find no BUC I I influ­ ence at their-liome. They shall never hav£? : oecasion to 'curse the example of their father. I will ibuch the' wine-cup no more, forev- erf What say you, my boys, will y.qu join me in the sacred pledge?' • V -They joined him with a glad, gushing willingness; for their \hearts were full, and their sympathies t \ *\\ turned, by a mother's carefoj love, . to right. '\'And^you Cora V v 'YesKyes!'-she cried. 'Andmay. w the holyij, lesson of this holy hojw^« never he forgotten. Oh, God'/let'- it rest as an angel of ^mercy uponf-i my-hoys. Let it be a light to th.eir- feeWn the time of temptation. And so shall they bless through life the 'influence they carry with then\ from their home/ A *

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