Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, January 17, 1865, Image 1

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H. H. FRAZIER, Publisher.
Ituoincso girecim.
1j Repairing dans as asual. on snort notice mai =satanic terms.
Mop on =IA le. Public Avenue In F. D. ciao/Rees Otruu.
Montrose. Pa. Nov. 7.1664.
arid BURGEON, respectfully unmans his wens
dotal servbres to the dtheas of rrlenotrallle and •Nally. 0b
to tbs office of Dr. Lea. Boards a.l. Hoefonra
Fslandrellle, ly Illtia—at
A WOW= A C7OLINSZLLOR AT LAW and Licanaed palm
Amt- 01Tee OW/ La'. I),g .tore.
Isaagueggana newt issmagT Z. WA.
DSALIM In Stalg e lt Fancy Dry Goods, Ccnckel, Havianne,
LI Lim Stoma Oila. and Paiute. Boots and Shoe% Baia
a ndl Cat u tua, Butalo ben, Onzeriea, Provialdna.
Lim Na.. April U. Isda.-41
ILTAAIITACTITHERS of Mill Camino, Cutinga of all kinds
Al Stoves, flu and Sheet Iron Ware, Agricultural implants:lM
and Dealers In Dry o.nds,Grocsries, Crockery, &r.
Montrose, Pa.. February 48,186 a.
W. B. (t, J. B. KIRBY,
S. coutudly or. band . good gerocnt. of GROCTRIES
also . .mr s d h anortmccd, of FRE.S.II &bop .der W.
1100 ort Feb ruary a. teat.
ropy bullstbsis. mut end of Brick Block. 10 by nbstracis bad.
nem as the ales min be trans:scud by C. L. Brown.
Montrose. February L IS/14.-11
.1. D. VAIL, M. IL,
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. hat peananently located
hlmarlflp Montrose, Pa, where he .10 promptly attend lc
all c.u. to hla proreaslon nth which he may he Inwood. Office
arr 4 Redder. Won of the Conn ammo. near Boatel' /11.ithanl-
MoelrOte„ Febuary 1.1804.-001.5, 1811.
SION CLAIM AOMIT. AU Pent. Cleats csretnljy pre
Mee In at formerly meophaS by D. Vail, la W. H
tt?ril ("
belt.. Serrle'e Rotel.
MOottase. Po., Fob. 1. 184.-febl7yl
211 6EPINIOTURIZEL Of BOOTS a sHomstata.
°lngo Street, Moamar., ra.
Jarmary 1864.-u
Ft s .l l 2rA l t!stl l 9l Z n a n el i r l ingkr.7 B S gß . Loo' ' 74
inolag. and Whisker Coloring dose Bo the RD: t M 5..., la
dles' Hair Dressed in the most APPROVED FASHION.
liontrose, Sept. S. 196.1.-tf
REP onorantly on hand a tall moldy of every variety
fun to buraneas and frrneasta e
deal, they hope to merit the liberal
patronage of th public. An OYSTER and EATING SALOON Ii
attached toll. Grocery, when btralyer in season, are caved to fl
cry style that the tastes &the publicdem.d. Remember the plod ,
the 014 Mott Grocery rand, on Main Stzeet, below the P
Montrose, Noy. 17, IS6l.—mchl7,6l—tf
O EON for PENSIONERS . Dace over the eture of J. Lyons
& Son. Publle Avenue Board. at Ifr. Ethelittea
NooO October, 18.71.4?
A'MAR KT' AT LAW ..d Person, Bcroaty, sad Back Pi
Aged., °real Bmi, Sump arlanus Oonaly, P.
Great Brad, Aug.; 10.
111P.A.LERS to Stoves, Bove Pipe. Tin. Copper.. and Shea.
1.1 Iron Ware; also, Window Pooh, Panel Doom, Windo*
BMWs., Lath, Pine Lumber, and all hind. of Bonding Materials
Tin Shop south of Searle'. lintel, sad Carpenter Phop near Cu
methodist Church.
klotrewors. Pa., January I, 1364. If
PTSICIAN and BURGEON. reenmtfully tenders Ms terrlete
to the din:eta of Sctsgueban. County. Having had &Joni •
experience In the Unit"! State, Army. as Sorreor.,espeela'
anteutlon trill he erne to SURGICAL OPERATIONS.
f3, — Residence on ?duple Street, Ewt 051. F. Turhell's Hotel.
Ifontrate. Surd. County, Pa.. Jute tt, IfiA.-tt
SURGEON DENTIST. (Mee over the Banklb;
Office of Cooper lgr. Co. All Dents)
will be performed In late usual good=
Inmate.. Remember, oboe formerly of R. Smith k non.
1. 1864.—:f
ILTLNLIPACITTIREE of all descriptions oriVAG.
best style of Wart:sunsLlD and of the best matertale
at the well ler.owo stand of E. H. ROGERS, a fess rods east
of Searle's Motel In Montrose, where le will be happy to ra.
helve the olle of all who want and thing to Ids listast ,
Montrose J nos 1,1863.-tf
DItALISS It FLOOR, Salt, Port, Fish. Land. Graln, Feet
Candles, Clover and Timothy Seed. ALSO ertocrimas
such as Swam afOlausea, Syrups., Tea and Can. Reel aide or
Public avenue one door below J. Etheridge.
Yardmen, January 1, 1884.-U
DR. G. W. 13EACII,
PEITSICIAB AND 8131103201 i. having permanently lone.
blimelf at Brooklyn Center. Pa.. tenders his prod:Wm/al see
stoat to the citizens of einsqueltanna County. on terms commensta
ste with the emelt Occnpres the °dice of the Into Dr. B. Eletuud
non. and boards at Mrs. Inchardemes.
Deooklen Center. Pa.. Jane a, lefe4.•ll/
IDBACTIOAL BOOT AND 8110 E RAKER; also Denklv lt
I. Boots. Shoos, Leah., and Moo Finding. Ronhing dust
lath neatness and elisa.tr_ll. Two doorsabove Som.rle, RcceL
Montrose, .I.llary 1, 19£4tf
L ls liti2=mdles an . ordl e 'vr jiliford Itottroth.
UtHTSICIANS AND SURGEONS, will attend to nded:ly ear
oductaaltytoall bantam that may be entrusted to their OR.
- a terms commenentate witb the Limo. MOM, and deforadlici
the ESE. Sargkol ttperatlone. and all Surgleil Direasupartach
WIT attended to. OE= over Webb's Store. 001ce boar. from BA
p.m. E. PATRICK, Jr..
If matron , Jatmary I. 1544.-ht E. L. GARDNER.
ITORNIITH &T LAW, Montrose, Pa. Practice In Stwrine
I banns, Bradford. Wayne, Wycadng = LA. Cwwticii•
Montrcar., Pa— January lei, lAti.
o.lce over the More inrrocriy occupied by Poet Brottmot e
Montrose, Pa. January 1,15 GO.
DsALERS IN DAY GOODB. \- Grocerken.-Crockeey,Flarflisare
Tlo uare, Books, Idelodiona, Pianos. and all kinds a Sinai
al Inoramenta, Sheet Music, ta. t.lao carry on the Book Dlnd
nR budneo In all Ita branetu.. J. LTOSL,
Montrone, January 1, IV& asoaa.
Paint*, 011 a. Dre eters, Varraellea, Window Olatte.
Groeerlett. Crockery, Olsresnr, a t Jew.
• try. Fenn DcltAT. P"rfn.ler7 !tureen] Instruments. Tln.
nen. Clack. Errtallft, ar...—ana Agent for all of them oat poptr
r Sanest Medicine. Montrose, Jartnary 1, InZL
.I.IItER of BOOTS 8: SIIOES, %lonesome, Pi. trrlVlu's Atom All Atolls of work made
:pairing dour nearly. Worn dupe , arbtrl prom-
Iloraroae. At-ti 1!,18G1,41
BOOTS & SHOES. Leather and Md.
la at. third door below Searle% Hotel.
vi De e te tomir order. and repairing done neatly.
er 186 t,
:DRY GOolrn. GRoccalES. som. girow.
Oil Clans, Wall and Window Pa.
• du. Store pn the east eldo of Public Avenue.
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• a. D. LLOEL
:nary 1. 1864.-tf
f DRY criODs. Drngs. Metlidnes. Paha; 014
dxrchnre..lructery, Don, Clo.lta, Watches.. Joy
4 INNY.4 Perra.M. rrc Brick Block. Montroxe.
.oary 1.1E4
,LE TAILOR, Brick Block, over Rog
Faster's Store; Montrose. Pa.
. Jot,' V. 2
lotlng ()Moe. pposite the Bomb:
()clatter 23, 1839.41
Dry Goons, Gronerleo. now. Bea. Cited:eq.
az, Fe on Halo itAmt.
Depot, bruare 11.
Cloth .137,Ntsle_ Alskaufacturemitt
'ttutwa tistittates
. ..klutte tilactdcse. Tema madi
ANDOOtiNSEI.OIiB AT LAW. terantoa. Pa
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Shun the Attanhe Monaly for January
On woodland ruddy with autumn
The ambre sunshine lies;
I look on the beauty round me,
And tears come into my eyes .
For the wind that sweeps the meadows
Blows out of the far Southwest,
Where oar gallant men are figthig,
And the gallant dead are at rest.
The golden rod is leaning,
And the purple aster waves
In a breeze from the land of battles,
A breath from the land of graves.
Full fast the leaves are dropping
Before the wandering breath;
As fast, on the field of battle,
Onr brethren ail in death.
Beautiful over my pathway
The forest spoils are shed;
They are spotting the grassy hillocks
With purple and gold and red.
Beautifyl is the death-Isieep
Of those who bravely fight
In their country's holy quarrel,
And perish for the BIOt.
But who shall comfort the living,
The light of whose homes is gone;
The bride that, early widowed,
Lives broken-hearted. on;
The matron whose sons are lying
In graves on a distant shore;
The maiden, whose promised husband
Comes back from the war no more?
I look on the peaceful dwellings
Whose windows glimmer in sight,
With croft and garden and orchard
That bask In the mellow light ;
And I know that, when our couriers
With news of"
victory come,
They will bring a bitter message
Of hopeless grief to some.
Again I turn to the woodlands,
And shudder as I see
The mockgrape's*blood red banner
Hung out on the cedar tree;
And I think of days of slaughter,
And the night-sky red with flames,l -
On the Chattahoochee's meadows,
And the wasted batiks or the James.
Oh, for the fresh spring-season,
When the groves are in their prime;
And far away in the future
Is the frosty autumn-time !
Oh, for that better season
When the pride of the foe shall yield,
And the hosts of God and Freedom
March back from the well-won field ;
And the matron shall clasp her first born
With tears of Joy and pride,;
And the scarred and war-worn lover
- Shall Oslo; his promised bride
The leaves are swept from the branches
But the living buds are there,
With folded flower and foliage,
To sprout in a kindlier air.
Qctober, IAL
• Ampelopis, mock-grape. I have here literally
translated the botanical name of the Virginia creeper
—en appellation too cumbrotur for verse.
"House full? Why, how rnu , ll company 'have
yon, Louise ?"
Mrs. Louise Anglia, our pretty hostess, who was
on her knees before my trunk, engaged In admiring
my wardrobs while she chatted; turned immediately
to my sister.
"My dear Julia, we are actually crammed," said
" Them hasn't been such a summer rush for
The Maples since I can remember. First came the
Atherton and the Wilson; then little Hattie Lati.
mer and her sister; then Harry -Vernon, Charlie
Wayne, Fred Lawton, and hhs pretty little donde,
and consequently her ardent admirer, Mr. Mdynard.
I thought we were certainly full, and James was just
saying, last night, that ho couldn't possibly accom
modate anybody else, when a carriage drove up, and
out sprang Hugh Cheston.
Hugh Chestonr said I, my face flushing.
" Hugh Cheston exclaimed my elder sister,
Gertrude, who was tumbling over the contents of
her trunk in search of something. " Oh, I am de
lighted r
He's the hest catch I know of, ikulsa,r said
" Well of course be has tome to spend a week or
two, and James was Jest' as glad to see him as If
there wasn't a soul In the boas , ' and we had whole
suites of rooms," replied Mrs. Amite; " but 1 was
at my wits' end fora place to put him' in. At least
I remembered what a goodllttle soul you are, Met
tle, and so ventured to let him have the chamber I
had preserved for you. Yon won't think it an Im
position, will you, dear ?"
I "I No,
mid inde, I can manage capitally with yon, du.
" Ira very 'roo d of you. He's just returned from
the continent, continued Louise. ("Oh, whit a
love of a bertha, Mattiei)--and has brought home a
French valet who is almost as handsome as his mas
ter, who is turning the head of every meld In the
house. How delightful It is to hear them talk
French—master and man! Matti; where did you
ever find this perfect trimming?"
" I haven't seen him for nearly five years," raid
Gertrude; " but I used to be desperately in love
with him. Such handsome eyes as he had I"
" He is very rich, which let much more to the pur
pose," said Julia, whose twenty six summers had
brought her to appreciate the practical part of life.
" matte, you little hombly thing," abs added, "what
are you dreaming about r
I got up from the floor Where I had been sitting
for the last ten minutes, with my hair about my
shoulders, and went to the minor. I did not want
them to see what a bright color there was upon my
My sisters were dressed in a few moments more,
and went down stairs with Louise. When the sound
01 their voices had died away I threw myself upon the
carpet by a chair and fen todreaming. Five veers be
fore—it did not seem long—l bad seen Hugh theston,
and for the only time In mylite. It was on the night of
a party given at my father's house, in honor of my
sister Gertrude?s eighteenth birthday. Little more
than two years before I had lost my dear' mother,
and the Idea of a crowd of gay people thronging the
room where she rested in her coffin on that last 'sad
day filled my childish heart with grief and . indigna
tion. But no one took soy notice of 'tan: I knelt
there by the window of my little room, 'which was
in the wing of the house and overlooked the terrace
of the main building—my face wet with tears, and
the the most wretched o:cling I had ever felt linger
log aronndlne. Suddenly a light from the ball-room
-treamed out broadly, upon the darkness, as some
one drew the wind d rapttry aside, and an Instant after
wards two persons stepped out upon the terrace. It
was my sister Gertrudema a gentleman. I could
hear their words plainly ab they passed backwards
and forwards. They talked gaily and carelessly
about a great many things, some of which I could
understand, and others I Could not. At last I was
startled by the words of my sister's companion.
What is that ?" he raid.
" What v" eald my dater. " What do you mean,
Mr. - Cheston r
" 1 thought I a:mutt a glimpse of a child's face at
that window," replied the gentleman. "And if I
am not mistaken It was wet with tears."
I drew back quietly with a beating heart, but I
heard my sister say, "Oh, 'tie Mettle, my little els
tor, 1 suppose. The child la averse to our giving
this party to-night, and declares that we are all heart
less and forgetful of my dear mother. Of course, as
you are aware, the idea is:very absurd, but no one
could make her believe it, and the has 'hut herself
up in her room and cried all day."
Gertrude bad told the truth. These were just the
facts of the mse. If ber word, had called forth a
smile from her comrades, 1 should have hated him
for ; but peeping carefaliy from behind the cur
tain I 61W Ills face as be perused by the lighted win
dows, and it was as grave - and gentle u I could have
wished. He made Gertrude no reply.
A few momenta alterwardethey stepped through
the window Into the moot again. Leaning bask bi
te my old place !droned my head Into my hands
and nil to thinking, but not of my troubles. Bud.
denly I was startled by heaving my natnecalled. Af
ter a moment's bewildered hesitation I leaned for ,
ward and looked out, Ur. -pheston was ettinditig
alone upon the terrace..
huroiet you come down'A= moment ?" ho said,
smiling at my frightened face. - "I wantlo talk with
Springier, up, I feat MY ;rotito, and tripping lightly
down the stain, stepped through the ..Ull door upon
the termer, and 'stood before him with a beating
heart. He took my hand Ind stooping down be
looked kindly into my 440, -. 1,
lS„__.lWhit hoe
_you been cryin g for ?" Herald , gently.
"Ton know, " b
replied; laeonleally. l
"ilo I do, lie "
tieridatpies "and
I called you down IrtMthiar;l'ellsktfd Wren you that
I don't think it looked:Eat jatl, , as tholtthetivtkteld
rnittry ammlor
I allowed him txi Witt tae,:iwitlckAraft..wEbtaftl
shotaatsvelegupanctrasecited under 1 2.1 Mel
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gone for aeveral years," lin said, after a pause, during
which he looked keenly but kindly Into my down
cut face. When I come back you will be a young
I know it," said I. " And lam very sorry for iL"
" For what reason r he asked.
" They are so foolish," I Bald. " They talk about
nothing else but drew, and gentlemen, and par
world to me." and are always the crossest people in the
The Idea that Mr. Cheston was lanolklng at ms
flashed upon my mind as I finished spoakiug ; but
glancing up quickly In his face, I saw that It was =-
usually grave.
" Your opinion of your sex is not a very flattering
one, however truthful It may be," he said. "Do
you b-lleve all young ladled are like these, whom
you see every day?'
"I don't know," I said.
"Do you think it necessary that they should be ?"
he asked.
" No, air," I sail, " for I don't think my mother
was such a young lady."
" Don't you think that you could grow up to be a
sensible, useful woman, it you were to try P" he asked.
" Yes, sir," I said.
" Will you try ?" he naked.
" I will," was my earnest reply.
"And I hope you may succeed, my dear Mettle,
both for yoursake and my own," said Mr. Cheston.
" Now I must leave you. Will you kiss me good
I astonished myself very much by the act, when I
pressed my lips to his, as he bent down. Something
In my face attracted his attention a moment after,
and he sighed.
" You're a queer little thing," he said. " What
would you tell me ICI were to ask you if you liked
" The truth of course," I replied.
" Then I'll spare your blushes, you remarkable
morsel of womanhood," he said. " But, Made," he
continued, more seriously, " will you kia• me when
I come back ?"
" Yes, sir," Enid 1.
" You will be a young lady then, remember," be
"I shall be myself Just the same," I said.
"Bo you will," said he. " I shall hold you to
your promise. Remember It. Now, good-bye."
He turned away as some one came upon the ter
race, and I sprang through the hall door, and flew
back to my mom. And this was the scene I was
thinking over as I eat upon the floor of my room at
the beautiful country-seat of the Anslies—a girl of
seventeen, dark, plain, shy and sensitive.
"Mettle, what for mercy sake are you doing that
you are not dreamed yet ? 'Tis nearly dinner time,"
said my sister Jolla, dashing into the room bar some
thing, and stopping, short as her eyes fell upon me
" Have you beedasieep I*"
" No," said I, sullenly, getting tip and going to
the mirror.
" Oh, you queer child," said she. " Now do be
quick. Yon'it find me in the drawing room if you
ever get ready to come down," and on she swept.
I think there are few persons in the world who can
understand what I suffered when I entered the room
where Mr. Cheston was. Everything was a bleu!,
to me as I crossed to the window where my sister
eat. I realized nothing In existence brit the heavy
pulsations of my heart, which seemed ac if they
would beat out my life. When :I came to my senses
I was sitting by good Mrs. Wilson, who was always
kind to me, and whom I sometimes thought I loved
better than either Julia or Gertrude.
"Yon did not expect to see so many people, dear,
and were frightened," she Bald:with a smile on her
kind motherly face. "I saw 'lt the moment you
opened the door."
I answered only with a glance, and slipped my
hand Into here
"Mrs. Wilson," said my sister Gertrude, "if Mr.
Cheston comes this way again I want you to take
Mattie round to the other side of you. You will,
won't your'
"No, my dear; that's very ungenerous of you,"
replied Mrs. Wilson. "I shall warn Mr. Cheston
that on have serious designs on him."
"I don't see the necessity of warning a per3un
against a danger of which be is already aware,' snap
ped a young lady with very hi rick
.eyes, who stood
behind the sofa on which we Kit.
Gertrude turned round with u crimson face
" What is the stsbPet of you,' discussion Won't
yon admit me to your confidence, ladles ?" said of
miliar voice, so near my ear that I started In affright.
The black-eyed young lady slipped aside to give
Mr. Chestoo a place near us. Several persons were
presented to him; I among others. He paid no par
ticular attention and took a chair beside flertrade
"Don't you inquire what we were talking about,
Mr. Cheston ?" said the black-eyed young lady.
"I believe I had' the audacity to do so," he replied.,
smiling. But the smile was very different trout the
one I remembered to have seen upon his face.
We were speaking of kisses," said Gertrude,
qnickly, with a saucy smile. " And Hattie Latimer
deriared that she didn't believe you cared for them."
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I started. I bad never before beard my slater ut
ter s"deliberate falsehood,
" I rim very entry that Miss Latimer thlnka me so
Lndifferent to the most perfect luxury In life," be ree
plied, Glancing np at her.
Victory, Hattie'. Mr. Cbeston does believe in
kisses," cried Gertrude. with a smile no bright as to
dazzle the eyea, so that but two of In raw the hidden
I think Miss Hattie was about making en attempt
to straggle out of the position into which my sister
had thrust her; but Louise Ansile, who had saunter
ed up a moment before, exclaimed, " Oh, Mr. Ches.
ton, don't you remember that you once attended a
forfeit party. and wore the most dissati.fied face 1
ever saw in my life, all the evening
"But Mrs. Anslie, that was because I confider for
felts a sacrilege of the caress," he replied. "It is
converting the beautiful Into the useful, awl ruining
its peculiar value by so doing. I mgrst4' however.
that my face betrayed my feeling; I asedro you that
the rudeness was not intentionaL"
" Mr. Cheston Is apparently unconscious that sev
eral ladles arc looking at him very admiringly," said
a low voice near toe.
I turned round. It was Mr. Maynard, who was In
a fever of Jenlonsv because Rose Liiwton's bright eyes
were fired upon the gentleman in question.
" Take care, Mr. Cheston '
" cried Gertrude. " I'm
afraid yon don't know what you are bringing upon
yourself. Having declared yourself so much kfa.:n
of the .. most perfect luxury In life," we yoolig la
dies may have you quite at our mercy. According
to your assertion, I doubt if you could resist the re
ward of a kiss from a pretty girl who might be suing
for a favor. Could you?'—" Yes," he replied.
" How so ?" she asked.
" Because a kiss given In that way would be of lit
tie value," said Mr. Cheston.
"I consider that a very unkind speech. coming as
It doe's from the lips of a man who !A well aware that
kisses are a lady's favorite bribe," replied Gertrude.
fitintit.d, but laughing. "It is a most ungallant
speech, Mr. Cheston; you must stand trial for pun
" I will make it short by choosing Rose Lawton
for my Judge," he replied, lanultlng, and glancing
aP " othe"n"lbgi l helittleb r lu ;Vonr c ersabetoeoness%hom you
kissed last," said she, gully.
"That is not fair," he said.
" Why ?" she detnaned quickly.
" ' " said be, 'the lady is present, and the
unnishruentwould rather fall upon her than me."—
tt they all buret into a merry laugh.
iale tTrthen, you can tell whom you intendto kiss
next." said Rose,
"That will not do, either." said he. "I should
never be able to put my Intentions Into effect."
" Do you keep an account of your kisses as you do
your expenses. Cheston ?" called out Mr. Maynard.
• Yes," replied Mr. Cheston, quietly.
"Now I have It i" cried Rose Lawton. "You
shall tell us how many ladies you have kissed der
hag the last five years."
" I will do so on condition dett my word will not
be doubted," be said gravely.
" We will believe you, certainly," said Rose, " Now
listen, good folks."
" Not one," - said Mr.' Cheston, quietly ; upon
which everybody looked astonished.
" Oti, - Mr.Cheston, you amaze us?" cried Rose.
" Hugh improbably faithful to some fair lady who
favored him before,' said Mr. Amite, who had been
listening quietly for a few moments
"Exactly," said Mr. Cheston, rising with a bow,
and turning away to some one who called him im
Oh, the significant glances and exclamations of
wonder that was circulated through the group after
his departure!
"And what are you tbinklngof,little mouse," said
M. Wilson, bending toward me. "Your cheeks
are as red as roam"
She would haveheen overwhelmed with astonish
ment It I bad told her.
•• • '• * * * • • •
Three weeks pseeed, and Mr. Clieston and I were
on no more intimate terms than we had been, on that
Ant evening We rarely met except at the table or
In the drawing room of an evening, and be seldom
addressed me when we did meet. By de. , ress,, over
tny'shyness and sensitivenera regarding him.—
Ile had fermotten, !thought, the romantic ineldent
of my &Mood, which bud always harlauch a charm
for me, and I wondered at myself for ever supposing
that be had remembered it beyond the moment. It
made me a little sad to know that all my • plciatint
thoughta coneerninglt were - eastles In the air, and
afightly ImmUlating; taken In connection with his
polite Ireillterenee to -me, to *now .that those
thoughts were so many.
- riktr.Claistottvis a great lion amok the party at
t. The Maples! , The ladles liked him; Uia.genaft
=I vile louloos-othisoustate they strafe to Imes e
buik::_k_lagd i r s triimubArs4mtrell
teat: aan iflderiamet Ori 01 al 19 1 , ti'd •0% , -
"Freedom and Right against Slavery and Wrong."
The summer wore gradually away. Several of our
party bad returned home, and one clear September
morning Mr. Cheston informed Mr. Audio at the
breakfast table that he should be obliged to return
to town the next morning. It frightened me to
know body Shoaled and pained I wee, and at the first
opportunity I rose and le ft th e room.
That evening, when the dmwlng.vdott 'Ate desert
ed by the few that remained of the gay company, and
I could bear their voices far down the moonlit park,
I strolled into the dark, and silent room, and sank
upon a cushioned seat. Instantly some one started
up In the dusky light, and coming forward, sat be
aide me. It was Mr. Clieston.
"Mettle," said he "I Intend going away before
six o'clock tomorrow morning, and shall probably
not see you again." I did not reply, and he contim
tied—" haven't I a right to ask for h good-bye kiss?"
The light Wits not so dlm hut that I could see a
laughing light In his eyes.
" You bare the right which the promise of a child
gives vou; I suppose, ' I replied, somewhat anholed
by his light manlier. It was so little for him to say
good-bye to me. It wan so much for me to bay good
bye to him.
"A child In years yon certainly were, Mettle, but
more of a woman at heart than thousands twice your
age," said he. "Do you know that you made a con
quest of me, little one, when you kissed me upon
the terrace In the darkness that night ?"
" A conquest!" I said, startled.
" I carried that kiss away with me," he replied.—
" I loved the remembrance of It as I did my life. I
would not have parted with it for all the wealth in
the world, for it was a sweet hope on which bung el
my light of the future. The lips of no other woman
have pressed to mine since then. I said to myself
that, until I kissed another, your hiss remained.—
Do y ou understand Y"
M'v eyes were full of tears, hat I tried to smile.
" You were a sweet child, Mettle," he continued,
"and havegrown Into a sweet woman—anch a wo
man that I have been waiting to find that I might
marry.. Now I ark for that promised kiss, and if you
give It to me I shall take it for granted that you give
me yourself with It."
Cheston was sure of what I had never ac
knowledged to myself—my love for him. I felt it in
the confident clasp of his arm ; I raw it in the con
fident gldnees 01 his eyes and content that he
should mini the heart of which he was so certainly
the tuns l cc. I acted my simple self and gave hint
" The Promised Kiss."
N. C., Deceill her 29th, 1,94.
Mr. Edilor:—ln my last letter I informed you that
we were then In the Gulf Stream, cruising for block,
ado runners &cc. We overhauled several schoonersbound from Matamoros to New York ; hat although
they were engaged In an unlawful trunk, having
smu, ,, gled their cargoes of cotton across from Texas
to Sicily°, yet as the same were shipped under the
protection of the French Fag, we could not Interfere
with them.
We experienced some rough weather, and our coal
being' exhausted, we put into Beaufort. Arriving in
the Harbor, the Pilot informed us that Savannah was
taken, and that an attack had been made upon Wil
mington. We also received orders from the sector
officer at that place that the Admiral had ordered all
vessels to coal without delay, and proceed thither.
On the tith coaling ship was carried on to its fullest
extent, and some 20 tone were taken In, and in 'the
afternoon of the same doy we weighed anchor and
started on the "War Path." We arrived off the
Eastern Bar on the morning of the thiith, coming
among hundreds of empty shell boxes floating on the
surface of the water, which led us to the supposition
that some powder had been used. We soon sent up
our numbers, and nuns In the midst of the fleet,
where we found all the Friptes, Sloops-of-War, Iron
clads, fie. The " Malvern" not being In sight, we
reported to the Susquehanna, who informed us that
he had no orders for as, that all the Fleet had been
ordered to report to Beaufort, and that we had better
cruise around and look after blockade runners, and
as he expressed It, " We alight pick up something' ?
Our Executive Officer mid, " Is Fort Flehertaken
A ranee. Answer, " Yes, by the Rebels!" Aguln,
" Ben Butler has it his side pocket." We then
learned that Admiral Porter had attacked and silenced
Fort Fisher and all the land batteries along the shore,
fist troops had been landed bat did not occupy the
We received orders on the eve of the WO , to as
sist in re-embarkingy, the troops. This we did, cow•
ering the bark employed for that purpose. Whether
the movement is a feint to cover some future move
ment, or for what purpose it was intended, Is more
than I can tell. Suffice It to say that the Nary nobly
did its work, silencing the batteries in a few hours.
The Old Ironaides, going within stew hundred yards
of the Fort, let go her anchor and blazed away.—
dome have Insinuated that o misunderstanding exist
ed between the Commanders of the two forces, but
Ido not wish to deal in idle rumors. The attack has
at all events been postponed until some time In the
future. We are now off the Western Bar, engaged
In our old duty of blockading% We were engaged
yesterday in shelling a beach blockade runner.the
batteries on shore responding. I hope to see this
place closed up effectually ere long.
C. IL Biritu.
A lady writing to a eoldter and asking what he
meant by right and left of the army, he givea the
Ms, 11. A. D.: T this morning give you command
of an army. Tour line will extend from Binghamton
to Montrose, by way of Silver Lake; and there, along
the old turnpike, is your front. Binghamton layout.
extreme right: there you want a big (bit that covers
about five acres of land ; put sixteen big guns in
there that will throw grape and canister, place six
runs in front of your fort, and six on the Hank side,
and four to fire lengthways of your fine; and you
want a division of cavalry to act. as scouts to protect
the right flank of your army. Miss B.' A. N. com
mands the eighteenth corps, and Miss B. A. M. must
hold the line to.T. Gage's—that is her extreme left;
there she wants a fort with eight guns, four In the
front to protect the road that comes from Bmckney;
that is your front, of course,; and two guns to fire
each way of your line, to cut the enemy as bad as
possible: and at T. Gaze's the nineteenth corps Joins
you. Miss W J. will command that corps and will
reach to Quaker Lake at the Maine place; that Is
her left; T. Gage's her right. W. J., you want three
forts in your part of the line, one on the hill at Milk's,
and one on the Britten road., and one on your ex
treme left, to command the road at the lake. There
:he second cops will Join you, and Miss H. A. M. com
mands it, anti her corps will reach to Richmond
Hill: there is her left flank, and there you want a
fort, there is the 14Ist reg't at that fort, and you
want a tort at the Four Corners, to command the
road that comes from Silver Lake, and one at the D.
L Meeker place and at the road that comes from
the Catholic Church; put twenty guns In that one to
shoot Copperheads with; one at the B. Gage road;
put four guns In that one eight eight In the one on your
extreme left. Miss IL L. takes command of the
fifth corps, and Joins Miss H. A. M. and reaches to
Montrose. Miss H. L. want a tour forts hi her part
of the line, onn on the hill beyond the old factory,
and two between there and Montrose, and there a
big one, which la the extreme left of your army.
Then, Mies IL A. 1)., put the ninth corps on the
road that leads from Montrose to Snake Creek, and
give Miss S H. command of the ninth corps, and
have her fortify well along that mad, and put a di
vision of cavalry along the road, and seed squads of
them out every day as scouts, and, If needed, aend a
brigade out of each corps, for there you want
your railroad and stations along that road to
get-supplies to your army, and between your railroad
and front line of works you want your wagon parks
and supply trains, and ammunition trains, and you
can putgunboats in the Susquehanna river, if you
wish.• think they will be safe. Well, I have told
von enougtr, guess I will give my command to aunt
P. G. She may act as Grant, and you may act as
General Mend.
I must step and eat my dinner, for I am as bungry
as a bee. S. W. L
rThe last wicked story of Paris Is, that there Is
a mother—married, of course, very early—who still
prides herself on her youth and beauty. She has
bad dilfereuces with her eon, who Is old enough, at
least to be examined on oath. They both had to
state their age Is a wart of Justice " Your age,
madame ?" asks courteous justice. "Twenty.tlve,"
says the audacious mother. A little later the eon Is
In the box. "Your age, sir,tt asked the justice.
" Why," answered the ingenuous youth, "I find, to
my astonishment, that I . am allear older than my
ar'A young New England mamma, on the im.
portent occasion of making her lltue boy his first
palr of colored panteconceivcd the Idea that it would
be more economieni to make them of the same dh
raensiOns behind and betore, eo that they might be
changed about and . wear erenly—and eo she faith.
toned them.- Their effect when donned by the little
Victim, wee ludicrous in the extreme. Papa at first
sight of thobsggy garment, so "fearfully and won.
derfnlly made, burst' Out in a fit of laughter, and
exclaimed, "Oh,my dear, how could you hate the
heart to do it? Whr, the poor little fellow wont
know when has going to whoa or coTing home."
' ,- Efir stated that a lady walked down Broad.
*ay; New Yprk, last - Tweeds; moral= with a dreSi
ottlitiefa,cost In the sispOWßwtt
47014141V*1411krk - , •
During Siertllith's march through Georgia, the
following Incident related by the correspondent of
the Cincinnati Commrrrial, took place:
Assured that General Gorse's column Would cer
tainly occupy Clinton on the 22d of November, the
New York and Cincinnati Cemmerrtal push
ed oft In advance, passing Bunshino Church, where
General Stoneman was captured last July, and ac
cepted an aged !silly's hospitality for the night, and
a scat on the Solvated sob, no cozily drawn up be
fore the parlor firm Au only daughter accomplish
ed as she was beautiful, and "beauti ful an a poet's
dream," and her niece, a very pleasant lady joined
us there, and for th e time political enemies became
social Mende. The Tribune being Missed in a suit
of grey, while your correspondent wore the hatettil
blue, the ladies anxiously Inquired what position he—
" the grey , ' , '—held in the army.
`Pane, be answered. •
" why are fon with it?" they continued.
"Ob, It's my business."
"Are you a sutler?"
"Nti, indeed."' •
"Au army correspondent," I Interposed, wishing
to relieve their anxiety.
"Please tell me for what paper?" and the widow's
appeal, was irreststtble.
Before I could reply, the gay decelverlad said—
" The New York World"
" Indeed !" exclaimed the widow, with sparkling
eyes and face Illumined with delight, "I'm so glad
to meet you! It is seldom one gets a word of cheer
these days. Tou'll stay until all the troops pass
through won't you?"
" Thank you I" he replied. " You know •
" ' A little word, kindly spoken,' "
Interrupting him, the widow added, with much in
"' Rehovel's a heart that's almost broken.' "
A beautiful repast; words of cheer and joy; many
pleats of ringing laughter ; thrilling music on the
plano•forte; In fact, a social re-union and magnificent
hospitality Wad ours that night, and I enjoyed It, be
"Stolen pieasnres are always sweetest,"
But next morning, after breakfast, there came a
confession. Yon can Imagine Its effect.
"I cannot," said my chaperone, " I cannot deceive
you ladles, lonem. Allow me to nay that lam not a
correapondeht for the New York iforld, but for the
New York Tribwe, that great apostolic Abolition
sheet I"
"Oh, it can make no difference to ne," the lips of
the widow readily answered, but her face and manner
said much else. And when her tnnther asked what
was the difference betwe,n the papers, avowing that
she had never read either, the daughter with much
surprise exclaimed—
" Why, ma, dou't you know the World avmpa•
thin.* with tis ?"
A pleasant Joh); 'von will think ; but oughtn't It
to blob the World}
_ 11 : },::
Of Hon Wnt.4. Turrell, of Susquehanna County, in
the Penneylrania &nate, January 3d, 1865, on
taking the Chair as Speaker.
Mr. Terrell on assuming the duties of the chair,
made the following remarks:
&Rayons—For your kindness and confidence
matfested Inagain electing me to preside over Tour
deliberations, you have my sincere thanks. I can
only pledge ion an earnest effort to discharge the
duties of the station with fidelity. The dignity of
the body will be best maintained by a rigid enforce
ment of the rules which shall be adopted tor our
government I ; hope to do this firmly and vigorous
ly, yet courteously, and with a just regard to the
rights and privileges of all. No matter bow much
experience the Speaker may have bad, he always
needs : and has a ngbt to claim the cordial co-opera
tion of every member of the body. Permit me to
remind you that it is as much the duty of every Sen
ator, for himself, to observe the rules, as It is of the
Chair to enforce that obsevaner. These rules have
been perfected by =Lair years of experience, and are
aptly theigned, to facilitate bosh:teas, to give order
and dignity to our proceedings, and a careful atten
tion to them cannot be too highly recommended.
Let us then, Senators, address ourselves to thehusi
marl before us, with the full purpose to accomplish
it speedily, and' in such manner as shall best pro.
mote the Interests of our great State, and also, so
far as we may, give aid and strength to our National
In their effects many of our State laws are not
limited by 'State Hues. Their influence is felt
yond the Imaginary boundaries. The recent amend
ment to the State enreitution end law of last sea
alms which gave the right of suffrage to our brave
men in the army, was - hailed withjoy by every - good
patriot throughout the reentry. The soldier's heart
was gladdened by iL He felt himself more a man,
as well as a better soldier, by this recognition of his
rights as a citizen—that be is permitted to partici
pate -in the battle of ballots as well as of bullets—
to express his opinion by his vote; as well as enforce
It with his musket. With an army long In the ser
vice, is apt to grow up a sort of Isolation of feeling
and sentiment, begotten,pvrhaps,by the soldiers' pe
collar manner of life—their separation from home
comforts and the disuse of the ordinary duties and
privileges of the citizen, and they come at last to
regard themselves as having different interests from
the mass of the people. There is less of thla danger,
in our armies, perhaps, than in almost any other
army ever in the theta, yet It is the part of true states"-
ma:lst:llp, so far as may be, to so shape public meas
ures and legislative action as to anticipate this morbid
tendency. Tbatthe continued exercise of the elec
tive franchise would exert a powerful and healthy
corrective influence in this respect, and keep alive
their common Interest to the body politic, it seems
to me no handid mind can doubt. Besides, men
will more readily engage in active defence of the
common Irma.; when they are not thereby disfran
It is now conceded, in whatever aspect we view it,
that no more important election ever occupied the
attention of the people of this nation, than the presi
dential contest Irons which the country has just now
emeeged. None ever so aroused the efforts, none
ever so excited hopes and fears of patriotic hearts.
Never, certainly, were the momentous ladies involv
ed, so thoroughly discussed before the people and
brought home to the consideration ofevery freeman.
Never was , the vote solidly polled, and never was
confidence in the intelligence and patriotism of the
peciple more completely justified. It has astonished
the old world, that more than twenty millions of
people, inhabiting a country of such vast extent—
broad as the conlinent•—extendlog from ocean to
ocean—in the midst of civil war and pressed upon
by a gigantic rebellion, should assemble on one day,
and quietly, peacefully, and without tumult, express
their opinion upon issues upon which blood was
flowing," and has been justly characterized by an
eminent English orator and friend of popular gov
ernment, "as the most sublime spectacle ever pre.
sented to the history of the woritL" The great fact
which lies at the foundation of this grand spectacle
and which gives to It its sublimity, and in Which we
who believe in the power and capacity of man for
self-goverment may rejoice and take courage, is
found In that vivid, and abiding sense of the an
premacy of the Constitution and the laws—that pro
found deference to the will of the majority, when
dilly expressed, according to the prescribed forms,
which has ever characterized the people of the loyal
States. The rebels inaugurated rebellion in der,.ga
than of this vital principle of oar Government We
wage war - an vindication of it, and the rights of hu
manity as well, and the people have declared, with
wonderful unanimity, that neither shall be surrender
ed or abandoritol. This unanimity of popular sena
ment, endOrsing fully the policy of our Government,
ought tenni* rebeldom that we are determined to
subdue this misdealt rebellion, despite the efforts
and aid of traitor+ and sympathizers, at home or
abroad. Thar if they will persist in their madness,
the whole power of the nation shall be brought
down upon them, crushing and obliterating all that
opposes, until there shall be no apace left for the
haunt of a traitor or the footstep of a slave. Every
day lessees their power of resistance, and the recent
brilliant achievements of oar forces give promise of
the speedy fulfillment of this prediction.
But glance a moment at some of the great
results which, during this draggle, have been al
ready secured to the cause- of freedom and tat
inanity. Events bearing In this direction, occurring
at intervals and in connection with other scenes In
the great drama, may not have deeply impressed us;
but:when gathered up and grouped together, thus
present an amount of good accomplished, cheering
to the patriot and philanthropist. Under th e dine-
Don ofnational law, slaves who have been used by
the rebels for Military purposes have been made tree,
and the officers of , oar army are forbidden to any
tender those tato fled from their masters to oar en
campments, &king , "to work and light for the deg
width theyhad welcomed as the signal of freedom."
Slavery In the District of Columbia, so long a tills.
teeing diagraccao our nation and one nation's cap!-
' to] is abolished, and its attendant, !demons "black
code" ahroOted, and schools for colored children
arocatabilabed. Slavery has been forever prohibited
in the territories,, and toe faith of the nation pledged
to lathers Wye! States which should, by =am+
patlenold themselves of the curse. The elms of
penman Whig or abetting the rebellion and coming
to our IMO tree declared free, and men of African
descent in' theoutaet of the contest refused, are now
sought bYthegovemuient for 'oldies* and sailors.
Thane, n 4 others of, similar chi:atter which=
bontreed; , ebtrw , great,progrees to • publiti
*bleb eboladi **Oen ntrinV `ant tope - 1 4
VVI WORteVat-rd{l4 ftri#WVAiftet-latit
years since, Maryland, In the interests of , slavery
and rebellion, shot down the soldiers of freedom In
the streets of her metropolis, to-day Star* clotted
In the bright robes of constitutional liberty, while
Miesouri,twell rid of the rebel hordes led by tier own
traitorous sons, is Ad taking the last step to the
same proud eminence.
Heaven str.ced the day when the spirit of liberty
shall so pervade the whole nation that " the spirit of
the law shall make liberty commemorate with and
Inseparable from our country, and shall proclaim,
even to the stranger and the sojourner, the moment
he sets foot upon our 8011, the ground upon which
lie treads Is holy, consecrated by the genius of uni
versal freedom. No matter In what language his
doom may have been prononneed---eso matter what
complexion incompatible with freedom an Indian or
African sun may have burnt upon him—no matter
In what disastrous battle his liberty may have been
cloven down—no matter with what solemnities ho
may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery—
the Mist moment he touches the soli Of our country,
the altar and the god rinks together Ipto the dust ;
his soul walks abroad in her own majesty ; his body
swells beyond the measures of his ebglua, that burst
around him, and he stands redeemed, regenerated
and dlsenthmiled by the genius of universal emu:wipe
On motion of Mr. Champneys—Ordered that live
thousand copies of the Speaker's Addiless he pttated
for the use of the Senate.
Downward sinks the setting sun,
Soft the evening shadowifall ;
Light is flying [ , '
Day Is dying,
Darkness stealeth over all.
Good night! •
Autumn garners in her stores—
Hastens on the fading year ;
Leaves are dying,
Winds are sighing—
Whispering of the wlnteiinear.
Good [fight
Youth Is vanished, manhood wanes,
Age Its forward shadows throws;
Day is dying,
Years are flying,
Life runs onward to its close.
Good sight !
Under this head the Taunton Republican prints au
account of the discovery by a Virginia family, a few
days ago, of a daughter stolen away, by a revcgeful
servant when she was an infant of but a few weeks.
Of course, this is an incident which gratifie.s not only
those who are Immediately concerned, but even the
sympathetic part of the public, which will rejoice to
know that a mother has found her daughter, lost for
so many years—and found her, too,l an limiest wo
But while the circumstances of this discovery are,
In oar judgment, not imnroper matt'ens for tho pen
cil of a discreet reporter—supposing, of course, that
the persons immediately concerned ciimsent to poi,
deity—there Is no excuse for the manner in which
our cotemporary tells the story. To read it our
would think that Taunton was a city of unmitigated
soots', and that Massachusetts men sod women were
accustomed to look with abject awe upon the pos•
ecasors nr wealth and station.
We know that thin is not so; and we know also
that thls la only a case of a reporter run math But,
while we are willing to make allowance for the feel
ings of a genuine reporter who finds himself sudden
ly in possession of such an extraordinary opportuni
ty for fine writing, we feel that the Taunton writer
13 " running the thing into the ground," tt use u
cant phrase, and needs to be checked. Let us analyze
the Republican's story. In the hat place we am as
sured that
—"a romance In real life, of deeper plot atol morn
thrilling denouement than any ever tten or Imag
ined by Bylvantus Cobb, Jr., has Just"bouse to! light."
Thus we are fairly launched upon the sea of twad
dle hifalutin. We read, next, tbat.Captaln a, of
Mattapelsett, was overseer on an estate In Virginia,
from some eanse which still remains a secret, a
dlftleolty arose between Captain B. and Mr. C.
whereto the latter considered himself the agg rieved
Hero curiosity Is adroitly stirred by the hint of a
secret still unexplored. The overseer stole the child,
adopted ber as his own, and " she was named Julia,
and grew to be a-woman." She married aprinter,
and appears to have lived the quiet and sensible life
of a Massachusetts mechanic's wife. But, the re
porter v•ils us, "during this long period and had re-
=tined in blissful Ignorance of her high paretitage."
Now, why was the ignorance blissful; why the pa
rentage high? Is it a misfortune to know your
own mother? Why Is this Ignorance blissful? And
trench Ignorance is Wes, Is It folly to be wise?
And why high parentage? Is a Virginian higher.
than Massachusetta man! Or, Is It "higher" td
be a rich man's than a poor man's daughter'? Why
" higher?"
" Now comes the denouement" tcr . quote the Re
publican. It seems that apreaLer of Taunton no
ticed a close resemblance between the printer's wife
and a Virginian he met at Saratoga.. He heard that
she bad lost a daughter, and inquiries soon made it
certain that the Mattepolsett Captain's adopted child
was she. Mrs. It., the Captain's wife, was question
ed, and we are told that
' Mrs. 8.. who had kept the secret of the child's
qu e es ro tfon twe an n Y the"d"ey,Ttrnap,lZ soo 'fi 3 ,lrT,
she immediately became 111, end died of heart
This Is a stroke of description which will make
Elyinnus Cohb, Jr., burst with envy., Nor is Ibis less
admirable :
"The old colored woman, who mined 'the ab
ducted infant, has recognized Mrs. P., as their real
child by 'a m01e...0n her aboulder."!
We must compliment the reporter also upon hie
fine eye for details; he tell!' the story bit by bit, as a
great artist paints a picture ; he le ves out nothing—
for instance he tells us :
"This Identity of their longdost daughter having
been hilly established. Mrs. P. and her husband have
been Invited to live with the C's. and share In their
wealth; and this they are preparing to do,: having
broken up housekeeping and disposed of their fur
Doubtless the writer of that fine paramph pur
chased some of the famlture, es a memento of the
events he has so wonderfully described. •
Nor can we withhold our admiration from the con
cluding paragraphs of this story. .
"It baying been rumored that MM. Pierce/had app
for a divorce from her husband, she has pub .
fished a earl indignantly den) ing the gannet. Line
Mrs Mlcawber, when her husband was In !adverse
circumstances, shc declares she will never desert
"It to reported that the clergyman, In comildera•
tlon of his valuable service in discovering the lost
child, Is to receive a handsome reward, and 'become
an adopted member ofthe smithy Clifton family."
to some men sueb details might appear cOmmon
plaee; to some, indeed. they might seem imperti
nent; but this artist, rising from a close study et his
great model, Cobb, (jr.,) knows better. He may
annoy the unfortunate subject of his pen' and be
may disgust tensible readers; but doubtless he
makes enre of a certain public. amongst the retailers
of petty scandal.—X. F. Evening Ibst.
line; the Talazton Repulgican
A lady iiVitle In Mattapositt a telatlve of Mrs.
Pierce, who knows all. about her birth and subse
quent career, makes the subjoined statement and
offers to verify it by competent witnesses:
" Msrrassarsztr, 'Nov. 21:t 1864.
"Thirty-five yaws ago John Brown (not Capt.
Brown, bat_plain John Brown,) cm to this place
and married Julia A. Snow, the slater of my,motber.
His family remained here while ho Went to era in the
rapacity oat an ordinary seaman, in vessels belonging
to this In my grandfather's record of family
events I find this item : "Jallete child born 9th
March, 1838." That child, the present Mrs. Jolla M.
Pierce, was bore in the house of Faiths Dexter, in
this villsa, and was named (before she • was six
weeks of Jung for WI. mother 'end Marls te.P
Mof the family. Bbe has limn well kiaown Po
her mother's family puss the hour if her &WA in the
=time. Those acquainted with Irer know her
person of vivid imaginstionothd tills knot
the drat time that some great ventwaa cheat to be.
fal her. The above facts can be fully anbatantlated
at any moment, both by town records and the oaths
of those present at the birth of the child. • • •
MART A. Burins:ix.
Now If Jelin Drown etnle a cbilik of Ati: C 11 4013
*bat beamed' the ono born to Mr. and lira Brown
to Itattapoiaatt.? A. queation mars easily ame►ered,
as our correspondent anneata, than "Zan, WO a
Bourbon amongust"
arit la said that petroleum hi likely Ito prita
atop in a great measure, to the manufacture of olive
oil In Italy—at least that portion of it used fbr
Westing, illuminating, and for house:lo4"nd man
11111Ftwigt PF7Pr.L ; •-•- •• ~.
itio - 4:1117 INSO
1102,00 per annum, in tb.dvanee.
100: 1 40:1(tEttli)fr.1:44wiEvimil
A few days since the Common Council of Chicago
made akinspectlon of the Lake Tunnel. The Trk•
bum sayl:
"The bottom was reached In safety, end the party
stepped out Into the void—a to bore, Elva feet fn
diameter, and stretching away lakeward a distance
of eleven hundred and twenty feet—nearlyeroquar.
ter of a mile. A platform raised nine or ten lactid
from the bottom gavet,a good foothold. but lett
rather humiliating amount of perpendicular room in
which to walk. But the party set forward, bent
(nearly double) on explorlog the farthest recesses of
the oomy vault. 'Twas a long wearisome
and long before the end was readied, the knees and
back began to tire,
while the elevated tenperituro
—ftfty-elght degrees—made It uncomfortably warm.
People who are accustomed to the Idea of cool
cellars In summer may he surprised at being told
that the temperature at nearly eighty feet below the
lake surface is so much greater than above ground;
but such is the fact. There la a uniform tempera
ture all the year round at a point about sixty feet
below the surtace, the average only varying with the
In the latitude of Chicago it is about My ,
two degrees; the balance of six degrees being due
to the evolution of carbonic acid gas from the lungs
of the workmen and the burning lamps. Were not
a good system of ventilation In use, changing the
air often, the mercury In the thermometer would
rise much higher from the operation of the above•
mentioned cause
Down in that work the ventilation Is as good U
could be drafted. A thorough draft is kept 'up
through a large pipe extended the whole length of
the work, and the operation of this Is needed only
to change the air made foul by breathinend boring.
The soil through which the miners are digging is re•
markably free from those poisonous gasses which
are so groat an obstacle in most underground op
erations. Only twice have the workmen been Dow.
bled with gaseous outbreaks, and but one of those
of such magnitude as to necessitate a suspension of
" At first this work was attended with many dig
culthe, the shifting sand offered an Impediment at
the beginning, which was only overcome by the em
ployment of bon cylinders for the upper twenty
seven feet of the sha ft , mgt the pumps clogged, and
the gearing broke, but now all goes on smoothly-.
save an occasional strike of the workmen—and the
work proceeds nearly as fast ea it would above
ground. The miners dig out the clay, making a
cylindrical hole of about six feet and a half in &me
ter, loading the clay on little ea which era then
run on a tramway to the shalt and thence to the op
en air. They are followed at a distance of a few feet
by the masons who lay the bricks In two ponrses,
packing them Into the clay round the lower half of
the arch, and filling In with cement on the upper
half. The whole Is thus made compact, and capa
ble of resisting any pressure short of one Of those
gvnersl upheavals which in Burge past have revoln
tionized the surface of our globe. The whole thing
is solid as the rock 'tacit and there seems no reason
to apprehend a collapse either outward or Inward.—
it the work should be finished without accldent,lt
would seem that there is no chance for future dis
" The work is now proceeding at the rateof about
ten lineal feet per day of twenty-four hours, the men
being worked In three gangs, each of which takes an
eight hours shift; so that the Job is prosecuted
night and day. Nearly half a mile will have been
finished by the first of May, at which time the now
ilaishial crib will be taken out to Its destination—
two miles from shore—and sunk; the work will
then proceed from both ends, and the whole tunnel
be finished and in running order by the end of 1868.
"We need not further describe tho work; it has
previously been fully dealt with In our columns.—
We need not only say that it is beteg done to the
complete satisfaction of the Board of Figgie Works"
the members of which continually supervise the
matter. Yet a little while, and we shall have pure
water in Chicago, uncontaminated by the filth which
is continually poured into the river."
The amusing war correspondent of the New:ltorit
Leader, writing from the front, on the Potomac dr
James, says:
A little further on I came to a reUable deserter,
who lay on a sand heap scratching htmeelL These
deserters are very nice (allows.
As I approached he rose and saluted.
"Jr's came from Vother side, Gin'rel." says he.
" What do you want r' says L
" 4 1'm powerful dry," says he.
I called an orderly and bade him fetch some edits.
" Now," says I,
" Wall," says he, " pretty bad. Old Lee, be ain't
got no men whataomever." 0
" I guess you lie," says L "We felt-his line the
other day, and it didn't feel good. You might as
well tell the truth."
" Oh I" says he, •'I was only speaking figuratively
like. He ain't got no men to spLak of—nit or six
tythlfusand, mebbe.
. . _ _
" H'm, that's'enough," miya L
" Yea, only they ain't.. good for nothing. They
ain't got no ammunition."
"They keep up a d—l of a firing," aoya I, "for
men without ammunition."
"Wail, yes," rays he, "that's what's run the
blockade. Thar's a power of ammynition rune the
"Short of rations f" soya L
Dreall short," says he. "We didn't get only a
cracker every three days."
" Why, I killed a lot of you yonder a while ago
with their knapsacks fall."
"0, yas, that's what they got from the Shandoth
Walley. They got a heap of food up yonder. Fact,,
they has all they waste to eat, jets' now."
Il'm, you're bound to cult, arn't you 1" says I.
" How are you off for ordnance?'
"Oh, our ordnance Is orf'l," Bays he.
" Yes '
" rays " I a'poee But young man,
I've got ordnance, too, about offal, and I kept it
pretty well chaired out of these flues. Now, 'you'd
better clear out- Igo In for treating my fellow-men
well, but when it comes to rebels and lying desert
ers, at that, I can't say I see it. What do you ei•
poet to do round here ."
" Wall," says he, "I kinder Wort I'd go North
and play Union refugee. I'm told It pays lug-tato
at Lincoln meetin's"
" And how are yon going to get to the North r'
caps L
" I s'pects you'll send me."
" Do you 7"
" Yea; if you don't PU Jost go back apn to Old
Lee, and tell him all I seen to your lines."
This Is what I call a good specimen of* rebel Ho
went In for dictating his own tonne.
I sent him to hey:Maarters and had him banged.
The following shows the difference between a no.
ble mind and that meanness of spirit which values •
man merely for what he may possess of worldly
goods or repptation
Edmund Kean, while playing at Easter,in Eng
land, and at the height of Ms popularity, was Writ,
ed to dine with some gentleman at one of the TAR
ciple hotels. Ho drove there In his carriage. The
dinner was announced, the table was sumptuously
decorated, and the landlord, all bows and submhk•
sloth hoped that the gentlemen and their distin
guished visitor found everything to their satishm•
Kean stared at him for some momenta, and then
" Your name le —r
.. It ts, Mr. Keen. I have had tho honor of meet
ing von Mona"
'. you kept eomo years ago a Mtn tavern In the
ordains of thle town r"
•" I did, Mr. Kean. Fortune has been kind to
both of Its amen then. I recollect you, sir, when
you belonged to our theatre here."
"And 1., Mr," said Kean, Jurapittr up, "recollect
you. Many years ago, I came Into your paltry tat
ern,after a long Journey, with my suffering wile and
elek child, all of us wet to the akin. I muted you Au
a morsel of refreshment. Yon answered me as if I
were a dog, and rellified to trust it out of your lends
until you bad received the trifle which was Itelnd
" I left my family by your inhospitable tiredde
while I sought fur lodgings. On my talk' you 01 4
dared me, like a brute, •to take my wife and bout
from your boom,' and abused me for not spending
In drink the money I had not for food, Fortune, as
you asy, bas done something for us - both sineelben;
but, you aro still the same,' I see—tbo same cringing..
grasping, grinding, greedy money-bunter - I, itkam
still the same. am now in my zenith-4 was than
at my nadir; but I am the same mars—the lama
gm whom you ordered from your doors; andl
have new the same hatred to oppression that I bad
then ; and WETS it my last meal rd not eat or drink
to a house belonging to so hearth= a scoundrel! -1 ,
" Gentlemen," - said he, turning to his friends, j:RI,
beg , your pardon for this outbreak ; but were - Ijo
dine under the roof of this thnelterving. &LW° II
brute, the that Moutbitd, I am sure, Word *Age
W in-
••• • j
ano - k ept ther
Sao kept Ids word, sad th e
rr It l said some babies areas mull Mat 'they
am creep into quart measures ; bathe us, wbids
some adults can walk Into such assaults Is 'stel
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iir t ru s ir aletuktaild
Inks* I oureiSq_biL,SAVVl
alp% natr. • t,
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" how Is things over on your