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JAtf UJttMPUNDENT JOURNAL,
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flieamiburff, Colnmbla County, Pn,
Ji?ro rcnr, In advance. If hot mU in
!.ifworfr ' uounri ami t -my ornta.
aEonois n. moohf,
Klltt 0 the ColcmmAk,
iiloorMburg, Columbia Connty,
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rRiYKI!fEnand wrlntitnd.kntioklvand ttmwn.
. . I T 1 ! ffnnl mil tin t. 1 I. ..Ininli.. .nln.l
rM Above It, nml looking down,
jjjjjT. ftuay, It oepoct lino by lino.
"Thb hand hM elMped thomnnd hand
tThnt long have; known uo antworlng thrill
wMyo have mouldered In ibrolgn land
J me In the graveyard on the hill,'
OMpnd a mother' hand. In the dar
.1 jrnen it WM little and oft and white
her, who klatftd It, and went nway.
rest till tho waking In Uod'i good light.
lover" hand, yean agone,
,. -Who tailed away and left her In teari;
"jfcr shr7i torrid un
bouw have whitened year arid yean.
'Maea tan hand of n good man true,
lt- htf" 9.MT ud fell uleep,
tMKiroke'no moreiuid never -knew
'"KoTf long that Imprest thl. would keep,
1 MNMped to many, no many 1 to few
,Tbt atlll retpond to the lltlng will,
Areas anawer thU preeture io kind and trnt I
SC. wany that Ue unmoved and ttltl I
Olattied, at laet, thlt hand my own;
1 ' Asd mm will moulder, too, In tnrn.
"VIM r cUp It when I am goner
Je) vain t etody thU hand to loam I
' i?noM dawn to dusk you might have
tfheard tho Clang of Merrick Masteru's
ih'ammcr on tho nnvil of Hnintucrsly.
"tOftcn lonfcaftertho dusk of tho Winter's
day havo I watclied tho golden sparks
us thoy flew nway into outer darkness,
'through tho wideopen door, likoso many
long Imprisoned spirits, just sot frco
vftcr, years of bottling up. And over
And always, whilo work was doing un
- dor tho sloping roof, I could hear n 6ort
,of anvil chorus, either whistled or sung
by tho rich volco of Merrick Masters.
If it had only so happened that some
.musical enthusiast iiad conic across
jMerriek Masters In his boyhood, as suclt
ro 0110 is said to havo met Jenny Lind,
telnglng by tho wayside, thcro need havo
, .;Jbeeu no anvil work for him, and instead
5f toiling for penco and shilling3,for-
jtunes might havo been showered upon
. . liim, and critics might havo talked about
ihls"clicstnotcs,"and beautiful members
'lot upper tctulom have flung bouquets' at
0 ihlm, and oven penned him love letters
''. -,?) tho sly, as they arc fond of doing too
riot'wcll, to no matter ivhom, at tho opera.
r "VJfo musical cnllmslast, liowever, came
.tto'Haiiimcrsly, and it is doubtful if any
.'i. Ibody suspected Merrick of being n rau
' c, (eical genius, unless, indeed, it was the old
iarsoii,. lio had requested him to make
' lonoof tho church choir, whero ho bel
'3'Vlowcd as gloriously as any bassq pro
"'lflundo who cvcrsliook tho walls of the
? 'Academy of Music, and apologized for
,.. ?' tit 'to itho owner of tho shrill soprano
jg '(rather cruckod) yclept Miss Spriggs.
"no uuiii'x mean to go a urownding
Jladics' voicen, but when he got a going
Boo couldn't Jielp getting too foud. It
was tho fault, he reckoned, of tlje bluck
tsmithlug." Tho deep enow was whttoA.oh tho
'liground ono December ove,andtIiegold
-Tcii sparks rushed from tho clanging an--yll
faster than over, and tho song to
'-.which the strokes kept time were loiidor
mnd clearer, wheu somebody leading- a
.'iliorao stopped at tho forge door and look
jtdthrough with an oyo that took in tho
picturesque scene at a glance.
By Jovelt's liko some of thoso' old
JOutch pictures," muttered a volco under
i golden moustache. " I'd paint it if I
3iwas an artist."
'' Then in a louder tono:
fM Hallo, young fellow, my horso has
lot a shoe, and I want it looked to iin-
Tie "young fellow" dropped his
iuuarmer and strode toward tli door,
:nd la :cata titer moment horse and inns
"terstmi 4eneitli the forgo roof. Tlien
M'JCetriok: Masters bent down to look
t tho gVact.-ttf the splendid animal, tho
'bMoc, b t&etld a pononage in 'his
iWtFH txvmlamt eta tho flro and stood
ItMkiaia ita-gecirl warmth, and slink
llBfotT tho feathery iCakes that clnng to
JkU shoulders. AligHUutirud, bluo-eyed
exquisite, its great a contrast to tho
'brown Hercules of tho forge as can well
(li(eix9inpd, though iq hietway Merrick
(.Just-as the'blackstitiWe-.whlstlo began
'(tj Jbiy about tbo Uoff keirM shoeing,
lAjnd white tho EtrcBgw was standing
with ills back toward tho. fire, admiring
!thb light and shadow on the vail, teps
eamo tripping through the Ruay, and n
1 jglrl with 9. .sliawl over lier haul eamo
Jancjng in row tke skadow.
'Wf' Tea w'11 cold, Mcrrick.the i!d,
-yand your mother saya "
, ,'liero she stopped, covered with con
tusion at the night of a itiauger one
too who stood looking at her us uacon
crnedly a3 ho might at a picture.
' Certainly sho was well worth looking
ni, a pure bruuetto, with large brown
icycs and chcclc like a rose, with la'slic-j
Tlong, curling liko achild's.andabuxom
fJorm whero not an angle was visible. It
,' Awas only a moment that sho stood with
.Vtflflier red shawl slipping from her black
fjiair, in tho full glow or tlio firelight
3tho next moment sho was gone, and the
stranger turned to tho blacksmith.
"A pretty girl, that, your bister?"
"No, I'm glad to say," replied the
riV: "Glad? Why?"
" UecaubO sho'a something better than
H'-$ii bister to 1110." ronlled Merrick. " Wo
- "' .. in t mnrrhul In Alo "
unit fcv 'vj mtiti an j
Thouout rung tho whistle again, sunn
nnd clear, and tho stranger asked no
inoro iiuaulans. Ho paid Merrick for
his work, and rodo away few moments
afterward, and for all tho blacksmith
knew or cared they InUl soon tho last of
Ho washed his hands and went Into
the groat kitchen, whero it tho tea table
VOL, -IHKO. 30.
ed him an orphan who had lived with
tho old woman for years, over jdueo sho
was a' Child In fact; nnd had grown Into
hls'heart spmohow, before lie knew it.
Tho, old woman was quite displeased
when sho found it out, for Edlo was only
" the help," and tho blacksmith's widow
and tho blacksmith's mother felt proud
to say that u nono of our pcoplo over
"But for all thatthoro are pcoplo in
this ylllago who look down on us becnuso
I shoo their horses and mend their wag
" More fools they to tako on airs,"
said tho old woman.
"So sny I," uald Merrick, "and -wo
woiiia-boftf'fma aatlicy to lodk down
on Emolfor washing our dishes. Bho's
as good as you, nnd n good deal better
thnn me, rich or poor."
And Morrlck Masters had his way,
and tho wholo place know they were en
gaged in a fortnight.
Now when ho went into tea tho first
quostlon both asked him was about his
"Efllosays ho is the handsomest man
sho over saw," says tho old woman..
"So ho is," said Merrick, not 0110
whit Jealous, "but who lie is I don't
know. Ho eamo and went, and hud his
horso shod, that's all I know, and he
asked mo who you were, Kflle."
" And I hnd this dreadful old npron
on, too," said Efllc.
"He didn't notice that, I guess," said
"Oh, do tell me?"
" Well, ho asked who that pretty girl
Kflle hid her face in her apron, and
Mrs. Masters turned her head. She
nover quite admitted Efllo's beauty.
" What notions to put in tho girl's
head," she thought; and it was a pity,
for EfTlo was vain enough already. A
greater pity, too, because whenever a
horseman galloped up to the forgo there
after, sho ran out, under soino pretext,
hoping it was tho handsome gentleman
who hud naked "who that pretty girl
was." Not that sho meant any harm,
but to bo called a pretty girl by such a
mnu was something glorious.
" Sho saw him at last, and there was a
look, a smile, and a bow, and after that,
somehow they kept meeting.
Still 110 harm in it at all, only Efllc
did not mention tho fnct to Merrick or
to his mother ; and Efllo learned that lie
was a Mr. Norclaud, stopping nt the
great hotel in the village, and guessed
that he was rich and fashionable.
Often she saw him riding with ele
gantly dressed ladies and gentlemen,
but he always seemed the most elegant
of nil to her ; and by nnd by she fell to
contrasting Merrick with him, and wish
ing that Heaven had made him liko Mr.
' From that sho wont on to wish that
sho was a lady herself, and that some
body else was In her place, and to feel
above the forge, nnd the cottago kltchon,
and tho blacksmith, and his mother,
who had thought her below her son, be
cause she was the " help."
Ono day Mr. Noreland found her shed
ding tears in a qulot little spot whero
they were in the habit of meeting by ac
cident, nnd would have tho reason.
" It's nothing only I'm tired," eald
Mr. Noreland drew close to her.
"Tired," said he, " no wonder; you
are too good for that sort of tiling ; too
good to work in tho kitchen nnd wear
cotton gowns and too good to bo a
blacksmith's wife. It'n no use In deny
ing It you know you nro."
" Oh, hush," said Efllo, " Merrick is
tho host man in the world j I'm sure l!m
not tired of Merrick."
" Oh, of courso not," said Norclaud,
"nnd wo can't help our feelings," and
Then he whispered a good deal that
Efllo could not understand entirely, but
sho knew it was very fine and sentimen
tal, as ho quoted poetry nnd made great
eyes at her. Out of a hovel, tho girl
was sure no ono ever was so chnrruing,
nnd sho went home with tho firm con
viction that If sho chobo sho might jilt
tho blneksmlth's son, nnd marry the
fine young gentleman.
From feeling sure she could, she began
to wonder whether Merrick cared much
about her, and to feel sure that Noreland
loved her better than his life and a
sharp word from Mrs. Masters finish
Something hail gono to wasto in the
storo-room, and the old lndy fussed and
fumed about it as sho always did.
'Them as has nothing is idlers tho
most wasteful," said sho; "you'd orter
remember that you're to be married to
a man that has something to mnnngo
nnd to tako care of. There's l'cggy
Orcy, never lets a bit spoil, and dams
and patches, and makes and mends year
in and year out. Hut she's got throo
thousand dollars in tho bank, besides
what will conio to hor when tho old man
dies; and sho was if ttook in on charity.
I wish Merrick had took a fancy to
"Say good-by, and let him do so
now," said Noreland when tho girl had
told him her new trouble.
" Ah, but I havo no other friends, nnd
no other homo to go to," sighed Edle,
" You have," said Noreland, " a friend
who will nover cease to lovo you, and n
homo such as you deservo, Share my
homo and my life, ElUe."
Then ho put his arms around her nnd
kissed her, and called hor loving names,
and sho promised him all that ho naked
Sho was to moot him oa Monday eve
. wr j mm w mw mmwmm m ui 1. gu.
ning ntamlllncr'SBhop in tho village,
and thero thoy woro to tako a carrlngo
nnd go to meet tho train. Tho first
practlcablo moment they wcro to ho
married, and after that their bliss was
to have no end.
" And as for tho blacksmith," sncored
Noreland, "ho can have l'cggy, you
know, so you need not fret about him,
For nil that, Efllc's conscicnco smoto
her when Merrick was kinder than
usual, and so full of Joy, as tho tlmo. was
now near at bund when sho va3 to ho
his wlfo, as they sat together on tho
porch on that Sunday, and When Mon
day eamo sho broko china nnd'mado
moro blunders generally than had ever
been laid to hor cliargo in years before.
Tea was on tho tabio and Mrs. Mas
ters busy with some dish sho prided
herself upon, nnd tho sound of Merrick's
whlstlo grew louder every instant as he
tripped homeward from tho forge, when
shoslippod up to her room, and put
ting on her tilings, slipped down tho
back stairway, and nway toward tho
If Mrs. Masters missed her, sho
know that sho would bo only too glad
to havo her son to herself for n llttlo
while, and thero was 110 probability of
Merrick's following her.
But it was hard to choke tho tears
down as sho plodded through the long
green for the snow had gone long ago,
and it was Summer now nnd sho only
made herself bravo by tho thought that
Jsorclaud would die if she did not keep
"I couldn't break his heart," she
said to herself, " even if I could bear
to marry another."
Sho reached tho milliner's shop at
last, nnd went to talk tooncof the girls,
The plan was that when Noreland was
ready he was to show himself at the
door for a moment, nnd sho was to go
out to meet him and say "good-by,"
Just as if sho was going home.
Efllo sat with ono eye on the glass
door which opened from tho work-room
to tho shop, while sho tried to chat
carelessly ; In 11 few moments she saw
a man enter from tho street not Nore
land, but of all tho pcoplo in tho world,
Merrick Masters. Her first thought
was that ho hnd followed her, but In an
instant sho saw that ho had business of
his own. Ho spoke some words to tho
mistress of tho shop, and sho brought u
Of cburso tho bonnet was a surpriso
for her, nnd it smoto her to tho heart to
remember that she should bo miles away
before her birthday dawned. Poor
Merrick! would ho feel badly? and it
was cruel of her.
As'sho thought thus, tho door opened
again, letting Merrick out with two
bundles in his hand, and two ladles in
from tho hotel, whom sho had often
seen riding with Noreland. They asked
for ribbons, and went on with their
talk While examining them.
" Who was that person standing be
fore the door?"
" I thought so. How oddly he behav
ed. He didn't seem to want us to see
" Perhaps hodldn't, ho has his secrets,
I expect. Ono of them is that flirtation
with the blncksnilth's girl."
" Shocking ! Some one ought to writo
to Mrs. Noreland."
" Poor thing, she Is used to it. You
know site's quite middle aged nnd plain,
nnd ho married her for her money.
Actually, my dear, he ran away with a
girl last Summor. Tho brother tried to
shoot him, and sho drowned herself. It
was a shocking scrape. If I had such
a husbaud as Noreland, I'd have u di
" So would I. I hope it won't como to
that with the blacksmith's girl, bho's a
very pretty creature."
" Mrs. Print, I'll tako four yards of
The ribbon was cut off, nnd tho Indies
took their departure.
Efllo was thunderstruck. They had
been talking of Noreland. Ho was
married already, and so could never
mean to marry her. What did ho mean
then. And as sho asked herself tho
question, tho trutlf flashed over her
mind, and she saw tho pit of shame and
dishonor nt her feot.
Lovo her! oh no, no, thought ElDe.
It is hate, not love, or ho would not
wish to wrong mo so. Then as sho
shrank from tho memory of his false
words and falser smiles, tho honest face
of tho blacksmith rose before her, and
in truth and tenderness it grow plain to
her, and she was saved.
Sho left tho girl with whom she had
been chatting, abruptly, and ran out of
tho store. All sho prayed was not to
meet Noreland, and fear lent wings to
her feet. Sho turned her face toward
the forgo, and had reached tho cross
road when n wagon stood across hor
path Merrick's wagon and ho was
hard by chatting to a farmer over a gate.
Sho heard his volco, and saw tho dusky
outline of his form, but sho dared not
speak to him yet. Sho clambered up
Into tho wagon nnd hid there, crying
softly. Tho bandbox ho hud been to get
was thero on tho seat, and sho kissed it
as sho erouchod behind it, thinking of
Then peeping out sho saw sumo ono
snuntering up the road to the milliner's.
It was Noreland; but tho sight only
made her shudder..
Ten minutes after Morriek was drive
lug on again, nnd heard a little uolso
behind him. Ho gave a sudden start.
"What's that?" ho cried.
" Only mo Efllo," bald a voice. Then
J sho crept up to him.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER ?A, I860.
"How did you conio hero?" ho in
" I saw tho wagon on tho road and got
In," sho said. "Oh Merrick, I'm so
frightened. It's so lonesome nnd dnrk
and wretched thcro. I'm so glad wo
nro going back to tho forge."
So sho was. Ho nover know how
glnd, for sho nover told him all, nor
why, until years after, when they had
been married for years, and tho strong
lovo that copies with married Hfo had
grown up between thorn, sho used to
start up from her sleep, sometimes, in
terror, nnd clinging to him sobbing,
"Thank God, I'm back again nt tho
11 Y 1IOWA11U PAUL.
IlihTA poor Ynnkco Hill! Ho was
tho very incarnation of drollery and
esprit. Wo loved to see his smiling,
good-natured phiz before the lights, for
it was sure to impregnate tho very at
mosphere with a senso of merriment.
Ho possessed a genius for the impcr&on
atlon of Down East character, which no
actor hoforo nor since his tlmo has ap
proached. Ho wits natural, captivating,
easy, nnd brilliant. With what genial
unction he related a pleasantry I with
how much sparkling zest ho bantered
tho follies of mankind 1 Tho witticisms
flashed from his lips as Hakes of light
along the orient. A gay, glorious fel
low was he, in every bcnso of tho ex
pression. His storo of anecdotes seemed to bo
inexhaustible; and ho was one of thoso
few gifted creatures who could talk all
day, and still havo something left worth
listening to. One never wearied of hear
ing him. Ago did not tarnish,
"nor custom etale,
II l Infinite vnrlety."
His whimsical stories yet range the
lengtii and breadth of the United States,
as unowned oddities. They havo been
passed from one to another, till the label
of Identity has fallen from them in the
tho vortex of nnrratloa. AVo recognizo
them here and there, as ono will find
polished pebbles on thosea-beach. What
a grotesque medley his portfolio would
present! Spirit of Momus! wo invoke
thco to assist, by thy potent influence,
tho (hiding of this rare legacy!
We remember a scrap of adventure
that Hill used to relate, illustrative of
the trait of inquisltiveness, so noticca-
blo nmoiig tho primitive home-spun
Yankees. It appears that tho comedian
was travelling in a stage-coach, and sat
next to a gawky, slab-bided Vermonter,
who opened tho conversation with the
usual platitudes touching " weather
crops and gineral matters of intr's."
" You're travelling, 1 guess, Mister?"
"If being in astage-coach behind four
fleet roans.is any evidence of it, I should
think 1 was," coolly replied Hill.
" Ya-ns you're right. E-e-h !"
A brief pause.
" Trnvellin' for your health?"
" Not exactly, responded Hill.
" Oh ! then, on biz-ncss, 1 reckon, eh ?"
" Yes no; that is to say, not precise
ly." "E-eh! I perceive half biz-iicss and
half pleasuro" rolling his largo eyes
about like bewildered bagatelle balls.
"Something in that way."
And not caring to bo deluged with in
terrogatives, as ho could sto the breed
of his friend, tho comedian took from
his pocket a copy of " Humphey Clink
er," and boon ills mind was psychologi
cally witii that notable personage.
" Umph!" grunted Vermont, "I beg
your pardon, Mister, but is It fur to "
Hill affected not to hear him. Ho re
peated the question.
" Don't know," replied lie, without
taking ids eyes from the book.
" Well, should yeou think it wuz,con
sidcrin' what wo'voeomo?"
Another " slight" silence.
" L,iko this part of tho country?"
" Yes" in n gruir tone.
" So do I" edging still closer to Hill.
A moment's intermission.
" Yeou live abeout hero, irc-haps?"
" Umph !"
" That's a strnngo coincidence."
Vermont hero adjusted ids cravat a
flowered velvet of a strong gamboge
tint tho bow of which, terminating
Into a resemblance of a tipsy letter X,
had Imperceptibly Jogged round ami
got under his ear. Bringing tho bow
back to its original position under ids
chin, lie remarked:
" Excuse me, Misfer, do you ever ex
pect tow como this way ugln?"
"Havo no positive knu'wledgo," la
conically replied Hill.
"I sposo yeou don't liko coach rid
ing?" " No."
"Not half so lileo as steamboat or
" (Jultu ngreo with yon."
Hero ho eased oir for 11 moment or
two, and then renewed tho attack.
Nudging his victim, ho said :
"I'm an American, 1 11111,"
"Shouldn't havo taken you for a
Frenclininn or a Spaniard," drily re
marked tho comedian,
"No? I'm glad to hear you say so.
I've been told nforo now that I had a
nud Uusslan mouth, and that my nose
was on tho Greek style, but I reckon
they ain't If the truth wuz told."
What possible ufllnlty there could ex
ist between ills mouth nnd Russia, unless
it was Its extent, would bo hard to con
Jecture. If Greek noses are of that long
aort that lmsteu dowu to u red point,
then Ma noso was Grecian In tho ex
treme. If not, wo will avoid a rash
classification of tho organ, which nt n
glanco happily reminded ouo of n plati
11a shell, with which lightning rods nro
tipped, to guard against meteorological
Hill saw It was 110 uso to thwart tho
fellow, for talk ho would, "como wlint,
como may." Tho wordsbubbled through
Ids Hps as wlll-o'-thc-wlsps swell to
tho surface of a marsh. Tho comedian
laid down his book, nnd tho Yankeo's
eyes sparkled in anticipation of n long,
gossipy, old-fashioned chat.
"You'ro an American, I sposo?" ho
" Du yew know I thought you wuz?"
"Great country this, eh?" after a
" Extraordinary country."
" Good kind of land tew bo born In."
"" Our mountains tower up ns if they
know what they wcro about, eh ?"
"Our ri vers aliiH no puddles, nuthcr."
" And I guess our lakes would make
folks look if they werodiard pushed." "
"To be sure."
" I'm glad you ngreo with moon thorn
pints, I am" then relnpsing for a mo
ment into a blnnk silence, hu started up
" What tcown were you born in, if it's
not on cxtrnvagaut question?"
" Crinky, how odd 1 I've often been
Pause of ut least fifty-five seconds.
" Dow yeou knew now don't say it's
curiosity but sinco we Arc got to talk
in', mister, dew yeou know I should
liko to know yeour name."
"Would you?" bald tho comedian,
"It runs in my head I've seen you
" Very possible."
" And yeour name is ?"
"O, indeed! I know a good many
Hills living in Vurmount; our head
thresher's name is Hill, I swow. How
odd ! There's a goodlsh sprinklin' of
Hills all over Vurmount."
The comedian fancied for nn instant,
but only for an instant, that his name
hnd "given rise" to a pun, but a glanco
at the iinrdfeat tires of his friend convinc
ed him that Uieplay on the word was
"Well, how very strange I should
know so very many of yeour name! I
shouldn't wonder if I knew people with
your full name. What might yeour
Hill saw what was coming, aud rc-plied-
"Is that a fact? Oh, you'ro certainly
Joking. Why my name's George, too.
Wheeler Ueorgo Wceler's my name."
" Yes. Naow yeou wcro born?"
" In Boston."
" Yn-as, 'zactly so. Boston, Massa
chusetts, of course."
"Certainly; Boston, Massachusetts-
New England North America," said
Hill, who, bored to death by this time
with inquiries, placidly settled down in
the corner of the coach and shut Ids
eyes. ermont was not to bo thrown
aside so easily, however ; and contract
ing Ills bharp features every angle of
which seemed to ask a question ho
stretched his neck, nud said
"S'kuso 1110, but what jnirl of Boston
were yeou born in?"
Hill's patience evaporated at that
moment, aud determining to tio up in
a packet every interrogatory, replied
"Near tho centre, closo by tho 'Old
South, ' about foiiro'clockinthomorning,
in tho dead of Winter, in Milk Street."
Hill thought lie had left the fellow 110
margin now, and Judge his surprise
when lie leaned over and said
" If it's not troublln' yeou too much,
what side of Mill: Street was yeou horn
on, AND WHAT WUZ TIIK NUMllIUl?"
Tho comedian avows that after that
" last stroke" ho got out of tho coach,
mid pursued the balanco of tho Journey
on the box with the driver.
FOR THE LADIES.
Tub Empress Eugenie (it may inter
est our lady readers to know) litis worn
two different styles of dress ut Biarritz,
this bcnson, botli of which are worth a
special description. The first is a wide
Sultnno dress, with wldo lilac stripes on
it, and tho skirt opens at each sldo over
n lilac silk petticoat. The Siiltune skirt
is gored so oU'ectiuilly that there is not a
single pleat at the waist, and It Is trim
med round tho lower part with three
erosss-cut bands of lilau silk, bordered
with lllao fringe, beaded with crystal.
Thobody,ls composed entirely of lilac
silk. It has wide, flat pleats, both nt
tho front nud back, and tho pleats aro
covered witli an insertion of biucho
giitpuro. A small Wutteau-hnt, with
a wreath of delicate Iliac flowors round
it, conipleto tho toilette. Tho second Is
a whito muslin dress worn overa bright
light blue silk petticoat; tho skirt Is or
naiiK'uted with large arabesques of rich
blncho guipure, nnd at tho exlreino
edgo thero nro Imbricated Vandykes,
UUowIso of hincho guipure (by Imbri
cated I mean that tho Vandykes over
lap each other like tho slates on 11 roofj ;
u small Hiitlu rouleau of the snniq shade
of blue ns tho petticoat forms a heading
to (ho Vandykes. TIiq bodico U trim
lMUOE J?IVB CENTS.
med with a bertho of blncho gulpuro
arranged in Vandykes to mntch tho
skirt, and lined with bluu hIIIc (lie
sleeves nro ornamented nt the epaulettes
ami enirs to correspond, likewlso tho
ends of tho blue sasli, which Is tied at
tho bnck. These imbricated scollops
aim viiiiuyuesaro used for ornamenting
a variety of costumes; tho youthful
Marchioness d'And wore, a few dnvs
ago, a costumoof silver gray poplin over
a green sine petticoat; the sbnde was
inni cancel in Franco "spring green;"
tlio petticoat was trimmed with Imlirl.
eated scollops of gray poplin, piped
witli green silk, and headed with ucross
cut band of croon silk. Htuddral with
conical Jet buttons. Tho skirt was, 011
1110 contrary, ornamented with green
scollops, piped with gray, and they wcro
arranged In longitudinal and not Inlati
tudinnl lines as on the petticoat. A gray
poplin jieplum, fitting tho figure closely,
bordered with similar scollons to thorn
on tho skirl; cross-cut bands, studded
witnjet buttons, on tho epaulettes and
cuffs of tho sleeves. A pale gray felt
hat, with n low crown, the brim border
ed with green velvet, nnd tho front or
namented witli a black wing, completed
thistoilette. A younir Snnnish lailv. 11
friend of tho Marchioness, woro a cos
tumo in tho same stylo, in black silk
and silk tho color of straw; tho cross
cut bands being further ornamented
wttn small straw bell-buttons.
BEST DRESSED MAN IN PARIS.
A You.Ntt English barrister lias suc
ceeded in marrying M'llo IV , tho
wealthiest heiress in Taris, nnd connect
ed with 0110 of tho highest families.
The young lady was known to possess
nn unoxtingulshnblo weakness for 11
well-dressed man, nnd, by loudly ex
pressing this opinion, had been of more
service to tho tailors of Paris within the
last year than Count d'Orsay in double
tho space of time. Tlio barrister had
many rivals, but the most formidable
was u gentleman acknowledged to bo
the most approved dandy in Paris. Tho
lady selected theo two to docido from,
and invited them both to hor chateau.
The Frenchman declared to ids friends
that ho meant to cut tho matter short at
once by so outshining tho Englishman
by his dress that the latter would retire
from the Held crushed to atoms by tho
superior skill lie was determined to
manifest 011 thooccasion. Tho English
man said nothing, made no boast, but
accepted the invitation, and together,
by tlio same train, tho two rivals left
Paris for the seat of war. It so happen
ed that the French dandy had furnished
hiiiielf with a regular trousseau for the
occasion at tho great English tailors in
tlio Ruo do Holder, and tho English
tailor, out of sheer compatrlotism, had
told Mr. H of what it was composed.
A sudden idea Unshed across the brain
of tho barrister. His servant, ono of
the eanctilled, hypocritical roue valets,
for whom London is always famous, is
something about the height nud sizo of
the French jireteiulu. Mr. II imme
diately ordered for this ally tho exact
counterpart of every Milt already order
ed by tho Marquis do la B . Tho
tlrst day, at dinner, tho poor young
Marquis was rather disconcerted, when,
upon entering tho dining-room, Ids
glance alighted upon the very counter
part of himself, standing stiff and self-
centred behind the Englishman's chair;
and ho looked angrily nt his rival to see
if any insult was intended; but tho
Englishman -was too intent upon mak
ing himself agreeable to tho lady to no
tice his milled temper. Thoscconddny
tho sumo scone was enacted, although
our hero had completely ehnnged oven
the stylo of his white toiirnttre; and
again was the same ill humor displayed
during tlio whole of dinner, wlilio Mr.
was profiting by tlio silence of his
witty rival. Tho third and fourth repe
titions were too ridiculous. Tlio youftg
Marquis, too clever and too much tho
man of the world not to feel the absurd
ity of ids position, prudeutly withdrew.
Tin: newspapers recently recorded
the fact that a Massachusetts maniifae
tiiringcompany had Just declared a divi
dend of ono hundred per cont. on a
year's profits, after reserving surplus
enough to enlnrgo and improvo their
mill. Another important fact, be;:rl lg
upon this point, Isthonunounceiiientof
n woolon manufacturer in tho same
State, thnt before tho war it cost him
three dollars and fifty cents to mako n
yard of cloth which ho bold for four
dollars, and that now ho bells at eight
dollars per yard what only costs him
four dollars to produce These inuiiii
fiieturers mako goods for tho million,
and their enormous profits account, in
somo measure, for tho present extraor
dinary high prices of tlio fabrics used by
tho masses. In the face of tills state of
things, tho Badicals of New England
aro loudly claniorlngformoro protection,
and wnnt a higher tariff solely as a
means of increasing their profits. The
wantsand necessities of the poorer class
es aro unheeded by thoso cormorants,
nnd tho actual cost of living Is advanced
ton standard which calls for luimcdlnto
reform. How long will tho people bo
Nitislled with Itadlvttl rule? 1'hUtulel-
By a recent storm, four vessels belong
ing to tlio llttlo fishing town of Barring'
ton, Nova Scotia, were loit, witli most
of their crows. Tho number of iiien
drowned wn-i tli!r;y-eiglit, and this ca
lamity makes t wenty-llireu widows and
feir.ii o Jdwriinin0.
Ono Fnnarr-, ono err Hum llicr((otix. I V)
1 Vicli nutmcqUMit Iniittlon fee than tldrtt'eiu M
Ono Square 0110 muulh 1 ., 2 W
Two " " i 00
Tlireo " " Mi i ll
Hour " ' 6 ll
llnlf column ....... 10 0(1
Ono column " t.'i 01
Exoctilor'n mid AdtolnJnirntor'n Notices,., )Jl 6d
A minor's Notice .,.. 2 CO
Editorial Notlci-s twenty conU per lino.
Oilier advert IsotnonU Inserted According (0 iro
CYRUS W. FIELD,
We hope wo do not vlolnto confidence!
In stating n fact to tlio honot of n Now
York merchant, which, though a prl-
vato transaction, ought to bo known.
Our fallow-citizen, Cyrus W. Field,
whoso name will nlways bo connected
with tho Atlantic telegraph, law twlcu
nearly ruined himself by his dovotloit
to thnt enterpriso. Though a man of
independent fortune when ho begnn7'ho
embarked In It so largo a portion of Ills
capital as nearly to mako shipwreck of
tho whole. Whilo in England, engag
ed in tlio expedition of 1857, a financial
storm swept over this country, and his;
houso suspended ; but.on Ills return ho
asked only for time, and paid all In full
with Interest. But the stoppago was it
heavy blow, and being followed by n
flro In 1809, which burned his storo to
tho ground, and by tlio panic of Decem
ber, 1800, Just before tho breaking out of
tho war, he was flnnlly obliged to com
promise with his creditors. Thus releas
ed, ho devoted himself to tho work of
his life, which hu lias nt last carried,
through. Tho success of the Atlantlo
telegraph, wo nro happy to learn, lias
brought lck a portion of his lost
wealth, and his first earo lias lcen to
mako good all losses to othera. Ho lias
addressed a letter to every creditor who
suffered by tlio failure of his houso in.
1800, requesting him to seii(n statement
of tho amount compromised, nddlng
tho interest for nearly six years, and as
fast as presented returns a check in full.
Tho wholo amount will bo about two-
hundred thousand dollars. Such a fact,
however ho may wisli to keep it a bo-
crct, ought to bo known to his honor,
and tho honor of tlio merchants, of Now
York-. Xew York Jkenlny J'ost.
Wiie.v you nro in danger of eternal
enemies, look out. When tho peril is
from your own unbridled passions look
AN old lady, beinir asked to subscrlbo
to a newspaper, declined, on tho ground
thnt when she wanted news sho manu
The tears of beauty nro liko light
clouds floating over a heaven of stars,
bcuimmlng them for a moment thnt
they may shine with greater lustre than
A count jiy editor who with a Mnglo
boy doesnll tho work of his ofllco, sayis
he does not know how ho can shorten
his expenses unless ho cuts off his devil's
Buown was asked by a young lndy
who had been dancing tlio "German,"
whether "he saw her feet?" "No,
madam," he said, with a solemn shako
of tlio head" far from it !"
Mb. M'Ci.uke, of tho Vancouver's
Island Legislature, recently spoko for
seventeen cuiisccutlvo hours, in order to
defeat a bill. Ho kept the floor up to
tho hour of adjournment.
" When was Rome built?" inquired
11 "conipetatlve" examiner. "In tlio
night, sir!" "In tho night? how do
you make that out?" " Why, sir, you
know Homo wasn't built in a day !"
A NKfino woman of Lexington,
Virginia, wishing to mako way with
her child, left It in bed. nnd placed n
wnsh-tub of water by tliesidoof tliobed,
nud then left home. ' On her return tlio
child was drowned.
Books of dovotlon and thoae of lovo
are alike bought. Theonly dlfferencols,
thnt there nro moro who read books of
lovo than buy them ; and thcro nro
more who buy books of devotion than
A man who was boasting that thcro
nover was any rope or cord, whether
made of hemp, wire, or anything else,
In which ho could not tio n doublo bow
knot, was summarily put down by being
requested to tio a knot in a cord of
As tho bosom of earth blooms again
and again, having burled out of sight tho
leaves of Autumn nnd loosed tlio frosty
bands of Winter, so does tho heart, in
spito of all that melancholy poets write,
feci many renewed springs nnd sum
mers. A rAHiiioNAiiiiE friend o'n taking
Ieavo of a young ensign who was living
In a small apartment said, "Well,
Charles, and how much longer do you
Intend to stop In this nutshell?" To
which lie wittily replied, " Until I bo
eome a kernel." ,
A MAN in Randolph County, Indiana,
supports eight bets of children ono bet
by lils present wife, three by former
wives, and 0110 set belonging to tho hus
band of ono of hls.formur wives by a pro
vlous wlfo eighteen children in nil,
That man is certainly entitled to tho
sympathy of (ho community.
An Irish servant having carried a
basket of gunio from his master to a
friend, waited n considerable time for
the customary fee; but not finding It
likely to appear, bcratched ids head, and
said, "Sir, if my master should 6ny,
Mike, what did the gentlemnii give.
you?' what would cour honor liavo me
to toll him ?"
A oooi) nnecdoto 1 told of a housc
pninter's son, who used tho brush dex
terously, hut had acquired tho habit of
putting it on too thick, Ono day his.
fat hor, after having frequently scolded
til 111 for his lavUh daubing, nud nil to no
purpose, gavo him a m 'cro flagellation.
"There, you young rascal," after per
forming tho painful duty, " how do you
liko thnr?" " Well, I don't know, dad,"
whined tho boy in reply, " but it "coins,
to 1110 that you put it on a thunderm
sight thicker than I did!"
Ml his mother nnd tuo gin who summon