Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, January 24, 1865, Image 1

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H. ELFRAZIER, Publisher,,-,
puointoo phut orm.
lir Repairing Pane am nsual, an &ant ta Chandlerle lame
on east lido Public Avenue In F. R.are.
Montville. Pa.. Nov. 7.lNa.
Ervutoutlw saastatsow, mriettalt telMeTs 2 222 t2
dun! lenient° the eltlyeu of Fdruasnue and ykalty.
lba office of Dr. Lat. Boards at J. Himforeu
FuLuuluellle, July 27, 1564.-1.1
E. W. SMITH, -
A TTORNIT • 0013WIELLOR AT LAW =4 Llotnsed Chia
13. Asact (Me over IM n
Dra g atom
nameliuma Dem JazicA M.
11 c. 111.1.121te aar DT, Good!. , Iludwam
nlo and P
Ogs. rat Palau 11=811oey flea
Bu 11,occies. Provleana,
Be.~iurmqPa s 1,71111, tE64.-tr
IIArAMIFLOVTIMICIS willeistiw Casthaffs of all Ids&
/IL Stows, Tin and Matet Iron Ws" A7kultofol 1 1 4 ,1 =r48.
Ind Dealers Dry Goods.Orocertes, ery. ate.
Montrone, R. Tobruk:) . W,11364.
- W. B. & J. B. }KIRBY,
:CEPeongtszetly haad I tood anilnitinent of GROCERIES
Woo, iAgood suneetamo WERF-611 MEAT. Slion ander W.
yiTs Tin tßiop.
Montrom, Tammy 61888.
rap► banding. emit cad of Beck Block. In Ms armee, bad.
ora the office mill betrannuned DT C. 1.. Drown.
Monthose. Fetonary 1.1864.—U
J. D. VAIL, IL D.,
YEOPATHIO PHTMICLAR, has permanently located
himself In Montrose, PL, what he will promptly attend to
all calls In Ms profession with trbleh be may be farmed. Oftee
and Residence West of the Court Elocue. evez Beelle7e.Filee.•
Moan :4 Febeart 11,11364.-Oet. IS, I BEL
.01. SION CLAIM AGENT. AU Peed= Claims artfully pre
med. tike to room formerly oemled by Dr. Vet, VW. H.
co ati batldble. below Semrlell Hotel.
P. Feb. 1, 15F14.-febl7yllEA3.
msatusaystramat of 33 ocyrs a ealoxsto.
Oereso Street , Ileatme, P.
lloatrfts. Usury fa. .1854.-If
R. Weetes gho. Store, Montroee. Stair Patting, Shampooing.
Shaving. and Whisker Oolorin,d done In the Ml' STYLE. Is
dies' Bair Dressed in the most APPROVED FASHION.
17 coortantly on hood tolleannoly of maw al ol
cod CONIMOTIO=RILS. By strict attar
lon to bnetnewandbilrozoln deal, they hope to =tit the
tithe nubile. An OYSTER and EATING SALOON Is
& tlhrral
weld to the Grocery. where blenlvoe. It seneon. ere served It et
ere ape that the tad. Of the publlcdernond. Remember=.
the old Mott Grocery hand, on Italn titreet. below the P
Montrose. N0v.17, 1863.—mch17,66.-ti
GEON for PENSIONERS. Office aver the oar* of 1. Lyon
& Bon, Public Avenue. Boards .t Mr. ExlacriCcuU.
It =trout, October. 1813.-tf
A ITORNZT AT LEW. and Petition, Bounty'. and Bari Ps,
.61. Arent, Grad
risllo.lPid.-1, Bend, Busy actin:Ls County. Pa.
Sand, Av
rhICALESS Is, Stove., Stan PIK, TM. CopPM and lea
Jjf hoc Ware; Wm, Wtndv. Soak, Yawl Mars, Window
Loth. me Lumber, and u 1 bre, of 13.111thog
Ili Shop moth of Sesalfel gotet and Carpulter Shop near the
MOthoditt ce.rth,
blooms:Dm 11. . Jaasary 1„ 1564..-tf
PFITSICIALB and SURGEON, respectfolly tenders his 'union
to of tinvoinehanns County. Raninx bad shout •
Mentzestat the Malted Slates AmxT. vsme.espxia)
fW r Ltoddenos on !topic Suut, of .1. S. Tsithenn Hotel.
Run:rose, Souk Comm Ps_ June
EDRAEON DENTIST. °Mee over the Berths.
ift, Mee of Cooper & Co. All Dental', Operation,
ah• mill be performed In Ms weal good MY/s snd
sratrantro. Remember. otlce formerly of H. Smith h Son.
Montrose. ssmotlT I. 1364.—tf
ltiralltfrAOTlntga of all demorf.ptlon• of WAG. ww
.01. UPS, CalraLtals, BLEIOHS. ett.. In the
bettnYie of Wn'annanshito and of the beat mate:talk
at the veil to own mud of S. 11. BetifiEßS, • few rah newt
of Saarlell 17 owl In Montrose, where he will no happy to Tt-'
mine the tn.Us of all mho avant earthing la him ltae.
Moats amp, Jess I, ISIII.-tf
re "ALl=to FLOUR. P ort . Pled, Lard. Gnat. Teed
Chadlea. Mom- and TI Seed. Also CID.OOERIZS
Lin 13neeare, Moles:ice, S p Tea and Cedes. Weil sada al
1 ladle Avenue, one door he o .*tberldge.
liontroaa, January 1. 1064.-tf
PHTSICLiN AND dIDLONON., Amiss permantatly locates
himself at Brooklyn Center. tenders his invasions! es,
vices to the eltiseas Smquebsara Ccsists. on was um me-4,07-
gs with the asses. Ocen In the o of the WA D. D. Blass:
sag sod btAztte at NTT. R.
Wookiss Cent,. Ps.. Jane 4. /964.-17
Boots. Shows. Leather,ml Shoe Fbadinre. Repairing dote
with IMO.= wad dispatch. Two doors above Searle's Hurl.
Montrose, Jarmary 1, liON—if
Iti115137A011:71110. and DEALER to all tindsof MUMS
01. aboßioar collo esat or 21e. billfold Baronet.
New =ford. OcLobsr 1. 1-462.-tf
PHYSICIANS AM BII B GEONS,vIII attend taw:enny au
ptuettatly to ill =llll39ft:tot rosy be eutrusted t their clat
39 terms cornmeorttente with the tftvev. ITheases nod deforialth
of the LYE. tarpeal operstioes, nod ut Surgical Diatoms partact
arlv attended to. Orke over Webb'. Wee. OM.. hotmerroa El a.
Ct. to 9 p. m. E. PATR.TCH,
Montrose, Jannare 1.1814.-If Y. L. GARDNER.
• mmo - Ere AT LAW, Wontrode. PA Practice In Rulique
Al„ lawn BrAdford, Wayne, Wysnaing and Liner. Counties.
Wontromet PA- January Int. NIL
Office ovlal the more formerly occapied by Pont Broth=
Montrose. Pa. Jeno‘ry 1, 1660.
TIVILLItS Itc DRY GOODS. Gro.Nrles.Croaery.llartheare
Tlsnare. Docks, Melodeons, Plano, and all lads of Masi
of Inamoseent, Sheet Mean dlso east an the Book Etlnd
ins hoarse le all It. branches. J.
Nostrum. January 1. Dada. T. a. cross.
Pala[. alp. Elyoatak. Varnishes, Window slats
Oroceriek Crockery. Glarneme. stall-Paper, Joel
alry. fumy Goo.* Porfamery, Surgiml Instruments. Trate
km Clock& Bruahm, Ac.-.and Agent for all of the moot popu
lar Patent Medicines. Montrose, January I. MI.
tic,ctrsae oP:j
OTdel. and I MI! 1313i-"qy tl n ds
ahem pr.,
tod. Mammon. 4011/ 8.1861,4
& sloes, Lt find pue l ,
fop. an ain et. third door below Srarles
ii. it. Work
,made to order. and repair:loz door wally.
ltontroae.her IL
B. R. LYONS & CO.,
Ladies' Oaigen, Oarryna, Oil Cloths. Wail and Wind.. F.
• P..i"ts. 04, Alto. Stow on the emit side at Pub/le Avenue..
Lion, .
klantruse. January 1, 18N.-t[
k. EG&LERB I .Lgt , Y m ‘ . l,9ol3S. Driga, In. i i : rldtte; i. Paha..
j og
rt. Sam Opoolos, PerNmery. Mock. itbrat.
o.r. r!..M, O.IOISICL.
liantriue. January 1,1 s
weSITIONABLE TAILon. nrkk Ukcie over Ees4
F Jam. Illostrone,
licatnee, Pa.. Joly V. Mt.
smowARLE TAILOR.. &bop oppoeltt Its Etpat.
UGLI3 !Sienna Mating 012 Let.
Mcmtactie, Yu., or.asex ts, A59..21
a WAS Dry Goods, .Groorries. Flaw.. Salt. Crab"
• Hara•rare. ex. Sore an Mato time..
• ueoue banns Dams February It. lan—tl
ML CARDING, Cloth Untstum. sad the
old and Yam tkatleti ltachloa. Terms male
• • • vben Waft brosurbit MIN 11,1•ElMant...
lino. on la. .1
, Trogargirit AND 0017118E,1,0118 A? LAW. &nate. A
• Ottotea Fa/lees Deus op lackawaona amok as=
' Kant=lre On= Minors Exemption kap.. mann e•nua Oonoly. dratbel. mud do weU
Ol L ita Inf.=4oo by letter ebeertullyarlemand al/ bbelaaat
us prombtly /Mended to. er.
&mann. INLIMosst. Ir. IL tdmielic
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rruponv ar Law. aft.lll4llnwszwrsosenaks.
My soul is deli—throe hell this day.
Its drooping life wlll Het stirred ;
Pll go s street's length froMny way,
To bear the singing of a bird.
A little bird, In wire-bound cage,
Suspended o'er the dusty path,
That more than poet's brightest page,
The power, methinks, to cheer me bath.
I've heard it many times an) now,
When pressed by toll's dial weariness;
And through my soul has passed a glow
I could but tell, not all express.
Alt, there is! 'mid dust and din,
What wondrous clam is In that voice!
It wakes the dormant life within,
And in Its joy does it rejoice.
t \ iMill clearer, brighter, every note
Comes sparkling out In silver showers ;
Ah ! now my soul is all afloat,
In dreams of fields and dew-lit flowers
The fair hedge rose end clover sweet,
With odor blend of new mown bay,
I hear the streamlet's dabbling feet
Above the cool white pebbles play.
It poureth out a soaring strain,.
Now soft and low, soothing brim
I thrill with jay through every vein---
I drink repose In woodlands dim.
I wake refreshed—where is the cloud
That dimmed my life a while ago •
Yet I em still among the crowd,
That toll-worn passes to and fro.
Who would not, on a summer's day,
When life may thus be sweetly stirred,
A street's length wander from his way,
To hear the singing of a bird
" There I and while we are so' cosy and comfort
able over our tea, poor Mr. Malden Is out In that
cold office over those:misty ledgers, without a mouth
ful, and likely to be there hours for all I know ; and
e's not strong, I'm sure. Nellie, I mean to go
t out and ask Wm In."
Ret had never said this, our story might never
have been written, for, as she turned her bright eyes
upon her sister's face, she saw carnation tints bathe
her brow and cheek ant chin, and saw the bosom
under the dove tinted dress rise and flutter, and
know at once, with womanly Intuition, what these
signs meant, She paused a moment, thinking of her
own discovery, and pain and pleasure wavered In the
balance for that brief apace of time. The next In
slant she bad decided that she was pleased, and her
round lye beamed with smiles again. "It must
have been somebody sometime," she said," and I'm
glad It's him instead of anybody else." And she
gave one little half-trysterleal laugh, turned her
back to pat another spoonful of Young ilyson Into
the teapot, and began again, as though the sentence
had not been interruptect...—"! say, Nellie, I'm going
to ask Mr. Malden In to tea."
Nellie foundo the voice by this time. ' " What' win
father say'" she half whispered.
" I believe you think father is a heathen," cried
Ret. "I absolutely , believe you think our dear fa
ther Is a barbarian. '
" Oh, no, indeed," pleaded Nellie. " But you
imow, Ret, Just as well as I do
I how particular fa
ther is about some things ; and 'm sure I shouldn't
venture on such a step; not but that I'm glad von
dare Bet, and I hope you won't be stop. by -any
thing I have said.' And Nellie grew c son again,
and would not meet her sister's eyes.
"As 111 ever minded you," acid Ret. "As if allud
ing you, who don't exactly know your own mmd,
wouldn't be the most idiotic thing in the world.—
Father would led grieved to think that any one lost
comfort In his service."
" I'm Sure of that, Ret," replied Nellie. "Father
Roald say Send the young man some refresh
ments.'gut asking him In—a clerk, you know,
" Oh, If you obiect,', said Ret, demurely'.
" You know 1 don't," answered Nellie. " But,
Ret, I understand father, and I hope I understand
my duty; arid you'll say this of me, I trust, after rm
hartiaieswt!"Wltetild:rpony father et.rnatb-resntone,whe•nSet
16 the
was impulsive and wrong headed, but she always
minded'—in better lungture„ of course---and rm con
When do you mean to die r asked Bet.
" Oh, Bet, that's almost wicked, Indeed it Ls. But
I'm sure I shouldn't mind an early death. There
isn't a great deal in this tra r i d to lire for, except
oar's duty.' ,
tiellie sold this in a dreary sort of a tone, and
shook her bead wLsely:
" Very well," wild Rot, "and all this time Mr.
Malden has had no tea."
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No two women were ever Outwardly In greater
contrast to each- other than Henrietta and Ellen An- ,
derson. The first was forty, the latter twenty. Toe
first always styled "Ret" by every
_ono who knew
her, was very abort andvery fat, with giittering black
eyes and kink, black hair, hands that were an dim
ples, and no perceptible waist When dressed ac
cording to her own taste, she Worn all the hue; of
the rainbow at once, flounced to her waist—had ruf
fles on her sleeves and quillings on her boddice, and,
at times, managed to make of her little person a •
bright colored toll, not tune one of those cotta I
pereirs women in the toy s_opk, who, thrown which
way they may be, always come down feet first,
sod fall to rocking. A brisk little manager, too,
who saw to everything, settled with the tradesman, I
and set the servants to order, as she had ever done
since her mother's death.
Nellie, on the contrary was tali and slender, fair in
skin, and with eyes soft baby blue—roses came and
went upon her cheeks. Her teeth were pearly, and
her hair pale brown, with a touch of gold in the sun
light. A moonlight sort of beauty lovely enough to
inspire a poet. Very timid, nbthlng of a manager,
with a strong sense of right and wrong, and a great
many romantic fancies. lovilig and dutiful by na
ture, a daring little woman as ever walked this earth,
but by no means self reliant. Old Mr. Anderson
Was proud of this fair daughter, but in eases of emer
gency went to Ret.
Fenny little Ret This night she wore a pea-green
merino dross, a jacket of scarlet hoe, and a blue head
dress, and looked like some Dutch doll as she left
the room, and trotted along the narrow carpeted
psweeee which connected the dwelling with the
counting-house. For old Mr. Anderson, rich as be
was, bad not forsaken the local' part of the city, but
lived In a great gloomy house; with carved mantles
and massive doors, which stood back to hack with
his place of business, and scowled upon the altered
street like some unsettled old' Philadelphia aristocrat
besieged by plebeians. heroes this passage, which
great storerooms lay, Ret Anderson tottled, and,
coming at last to Its end, opened a door and stood
within the private office of Anderson it Co. the
sanctum, on the outer door of which was posted the
notice, " No admittance except by invitation."
A jet of gas was turned on here, and under it hasti
ly writing, eats young gentleman. He had a strange,
sensitive, beautiful face exquisite bands, and a fig
ure which looked gcsee iall as it 'tent over the ta
ble, and his eye, when it turned upon Miss- Ret,
was of a velvety brown, soft and sparkling as the
stars upon f rosty night
"Good e ening, Mr. Malden."
" Goode nine, Miss Anderson," and he paused
and looked an inquiry.
"Setting Cousin Bcrtie's mistakes right,' I sup
pr. Mr. Malden."
' Yes:" he laughed, and lifted MI head wearily.—
"I fancy Mr. Anderson will never Make an :account
ant of Master Bettie."
" Nor anything else," Ret answered, hurtl e .—
" And I can't see why you should fag for him. Put
the book down, and come and take tea with te, will
you ?"
Henry Malden'ir face flushed as Netfle'a had ten
minutes before, and Ret watched him Mao.
" With myself and sister, 1 mean," she said.—
" Come ; you'll be here an hour or two, and then it
will take another to get to your bearding house, and
you'll starve by that time if yonare like Inc. Don't
say no, but come along.'' And the fat little hands
shut the ledger In a way-which defied resistance.
Perhaps the young clerk had no wish to' resist
With some polite common place remark of accep
tance, be arose and followed Ret out into the pass
age ; and, as he did so, you would have seen, had
you been there, that he was lame. That was the
meaning of the sensitive expression on hishandsome
face. He was no lamer than Lord Byron, and no
more disfigured by the defect. But Lad 13yron's
whole life was embittered by- that broken ankle of
Ws, which hg.eould not forget for a moment, though
so cons:lona of Ida talent and beauty and poles of
fascination. And this young clerk, who did not
know that he had a handsome face,' had thel earns
morbid sensitiveness. .11,..made him feel glad that
let, good-natured, foity , yeareld Miss Ret .walked
beforeeta him. •
Seine sat near the table, and bent her Acadia con•
iselous weinome. Her cheeks were very red, but
that may have been the tire. Bet said It waste, and
made her sit uponthe opposite aide of the table.
" And help Malden to evervlititte: do," she
continued, "for Italy my hands fallfall with . the tcs
Po .
So the conversation lA* h.TPurabltorbreadmul
hinter, and bead•ebeamet i ll am,amilameyeeo =bp
crullers„ ' And blue eyes brown eye' met, and
hands nearly touched. Thelice-was broken and the
two beffAnAP - After. iwkille 'Rd -grew silent,
and llstened..- eThey hidlead the same -llaboks. they
loved the same minim They warmed with their sub
_and yew mar- y and eloquent and poetical, MAN Stria •t4ttetrilated
i Um %wit lions s4c , iiNiktfigt 003.alim
Lead , and began to plot like a very Innocent Gay
Fawkes. .
It was the, beginning of December. Christmas
time was rapidly drawing near. Already Ret had
begun to blde mystedons worsted in table drawers
at the sound of approaching footsteps, and to have
whispering Interviews with people with bundles in
the ball. What she was thinking of Ido not know,
but she said to herself or the tea-pot, " Only a fort
night it's a abort time, but I fancy I can do %
Stranger things have been done in fewer days."—
And as she thus thought, the bronze blacksmith on
the mantle brought his hammer down upon the an
vil, and the. hands Upon the clock face below pointed
to the hour of eight.
Henry Malden arose.
" Much as I am enjoying myself." he said, "I
must not forget my task nor fall to remember that I
am clerk in the counting hones of Anderson & Co."
He uttered the words In a light, jesting tone, hot
his face gave the Ile to his accent, and the sensitive
flush was upon It again, and ho bowed at the door
and turned to take his way along the carpeted pass
age to the °face.
" We shall be happy to see you here again," enoth
Ret, but Nellie never said a word ; ebe only bowed
her head, like a willow waving In the wind. Yet
when the sound of the halting footstep had died
away, she went to the mantlepieee and put her arm
upon it, and burled her head In the lace sleeve.
Ret came behind her and drew her back and saw
that the blue eyes were full of tears.
" Ah, alt !" she said, shaking her blue ribbons and
her black ogle together, " how long has this been
going on, Nellie?
How long has Ova been going on. Ret ?" said
" Don't be deceitful, Nellie," said Ret: " you
know well enough what I mean."
Nellie sobbed—" Itet, upon my word, nothing has
been going on. Ile has hardly spoken to me oftener
than you. Re has never said a word like—like—
what you mean, indeed he hasn't. And I, Oh! Ret,
you don't think I would be so immodest! No, I told
you once that I would obey father if he told Inn to
strangle myself, and I know my duty. If liter)
Malden and I do go to the same church, and do oc- .
caslonally meet nut of this house by pure accident ;
and if I can't help seeing that he is superior to any
body I ever knew, and thinking—as who wouldn't''
what a sweet dear face he has, that is not to say that
either he or I ever forget father, or his prejudices, or
our duty. And mind, Ret, 1 don't say that Mr. Mal
den cares anything about me. I haven't the least
Idea he does. The weakness and the folly may be all
on my side; but, as I said before, I know my duty."
"The fact of the matter Is," said Ret, testily,
"that both of you consider dear father a heathen."
"Oh! Ret."
" Oh! Ret you know he's poor, and he is clerk.
and father always said that I must marry well, and
he means by that mute rich man for whom I do not
care a cent. I know he does."
"Perhaps he may,". said Bet " old gentlem.m
are poor Judges of girl's hearts. But spin I say, fa
they isn't a heathen. How long has this been going
on—this church going, and occidental meetings, and
all that!"
" Two years, Het"
" And you are not tired of each other vet ?"
"Hush, Act I swear--at leas 1 .00d swear, If
it were not wicked—that I have no reason to know
that Mr. Malden likes me. It Is of you to
sti much as hint at It, when you are not sure." ,
" I think I ena sure," said Ret. " You and ho are
both alike. You believe father a heathen, and you
have all sorts of ideas about duty and self sacrifice
I must take you In hand. I've a good mind," eon.
tinned Rut, laughing, " to have a wedding at Christ
It was such a broad joke that Nellie smiled. And
little Ret settled her blue headdress at the glass, sad
fell for the first time in her life into a br. , Nen study
At ten Nellie retired, bet Ret sat np still. At half
past ten the bell rang, and the master of the mansion
entered. Ile bad just been dining out, and was rosy
and genial. Just enough old port had he taken to"
make him gentl.natured, and he kissed Ret very of
fectlonately and called her a good girl. A hole old
man he was, past sixty-five, with. snow-white hair
on his bead, like masses of flees ink_ An old aristo
crat If ever there was one in feeling; he forgot
that, In all the world, there was any one above him.
self, and fancied that If a man wen• not a prosperous
merchant he was nobody. The ,Anderiams had al
ways been merchants and always wealthy man. II
was a theory of his that no gentleman would be poor,
and that only a merchant could be quite a gentleman.
Ret had supper for Lim, and he sat down to it in o
pleasant mood—Ret perched on the arm of a sofa
opposite, with much exhibition of plump foot and
ankle In open-work stockings and slippers, with pur
ple rosettes on them. Ret was One all over always.
And .out popped a confession whlch would have
awakened ire if murmured with hesitation.
" eh!"
The old gentleman's eyebrows were elevated In
"How's that! Did the young man ask for tea?"
" Ask ?—oh no. I asked him."
.• He was out thete in the bleak office, and we
were so cosy, and it's injurious to go without one's
meals. Nellie sAid you'd he Eatery but I told her yon
were not a heathen who wished to starve people in
your employ. Mr. Malden Is a very superior young
man, father."
" ab, b, res ! a very pleasant person—for a clerk."
" And he'll be here often now before Christmas—
late won't he r
'Yes. There is much to do, besides the trouble
your Cousin Bartle has. given na. The boy don't un.
derstand the multiplication table."
" May I always a , k bitn in, father 7"
" You are housekeeper, Ret."
" It's settled, then," and Het descended from her
perch and kissed her father exactly in the centre of
the spot among his white floss silk tressi.e. She had
gained her first point.
Mr. Malden was asked in every night, and came.
He need to cow resistance, but he always yielded.
Only he knew how delighttul this constant inter
course with Nellie Stderson was to him, or how
miserable and happy It made him at once. N,,hody,
unless It was that odd little Het. She came to Wan
one evening in the office, shut the door, and then
rezardless of propriety, bolted It. Looking him
straight in the face, she said, in a whisper—
" Why don't you tell her so?"
Henry Malden's face flushed, but he would not
understand ber So he said, "To what do you al
lude, - Miss Anderson r with such an icy tn tie at
would have repelled anybody hot Ret.
She had no angles about her, mentally or physical
ly, and rolled softly where others would have stuck
" I allude to you and her," she mid, " to my sister
Nellie and you, you yonng goose. Why have yon
gone on this way for two years, instead of popping
the question and trying to find out whether Nellie
likes you, eh?"
The ice melted. Ret had looked into hi. heart.
The flush faded from his cheek and he grow pale
"It Is cruel of yon, Miss Anderson," he said. You
must know wby. if you have read my secret, you
must understand why It Is one and must be one for
"Stuff and nonsense," said Ret, perchlnz, with
zrest disregard to decorum, on a high stool. The
slippers were bronze, with gilt buckles this time
"I say again, why?"
"Do you now my salary?"
" Yom ..
" And my po , eltion here!'"
"That alba"
" And your father's pn indices."
" I ought to hare learned them is forty years."
"Do you suppose, MIES A odensers,that a poor salaried
clerk would be received with faro , as an applicant
for the hand of Mr. Anderson's daughter I"
" No. But then father Is not the barbarian you fancy
•• I beg your pardon, Wes Andemon ; I fancy him
w eutirely civilized that I would hare no hope of his
relenting. But—" he broke off suddenly. • This
h folly. Why hare you led me to talk thus It is
Impossible that my presumptuous passion—you have
forced it from me—can be .returned by one so beau
Wk.T. ugttlia"
Ret crossed her allppers fm she spoke and walled for
an 5118.T.1.
"Were I the highest- and richest In the land I
should not dare to hope, crippled, deformed, as I
Bet descended from her perch and began to touch
his shoulders with her fat hand. Feeling for the
bump," she said apologetically and explanatorily.
" I don't see It."
She so comical that the dapalrlng lover abso.
lately laughed. " A.b I I begin to _know that you
mean that little limp of yours; to that's the obsta
cle?" •
" lam Ellen Anderson has never given me the
slightest hope, even were there any "
"I 101L511 my hands of that," said itet ; " I put her
out of the question. Ira man wants to knows girl's
heart, he meet find trout for himself; manfully. Data
limp is not an obstacle. Women are not like men.
U you thisolutely -lad a hronphark, 110M0 women
would love you; end, you are as good looking ea
most mole, af ter
"Mien Anderson ,: pit ire diffeinnt from moat No
men--better—yon pun judge for them."
",You thinlib=use I'm riot pretty I, would not ;
hive brim particular when I was
_young." .
,What answer could he motet lie put aids arms
upon the deal and rated bin forehead.ou them. "If
/ vine tutottsonceindlichir he almost sobbed.
: "Make have you ore .. - -Znget father, who Is not
Itlell/bellOPrticktbfilt./ 1 4 0 /19tim , Plat you brood
QIN 0 0 Alat au do gar timparbd" , 11E4 ilia
. .
" Freedom and Right against Slavery and Wrong."
whether Nellie loves you, mad, if she don't, make
the beet of it. I can't he fidgeted any more; I've
boat trio pounds over it ; I have, indeed."
She did not show the loss. " What a goon you
are," she went on "Tao years of good chances
and not one step nearer than at drat.. Look here,
Henry Malden, 111 give you one opportunity, and,
If you lose that, you shall never know whether Nellie
likes you or not; fur I'll Marry her to somebody
else at once, I will indeed. You don't deserve her,
taint heart, you actually don't,"
"I know it. I have known jt all nione.
Ret laughed. " There," she said, "I'm going.
Take tea with es to night and ru give you an oppor
tunity, you morbidly eetwitivo foolish creature, with
your bad opinion of dear father. Listen, there's a
verse In a queer old book up Stairs, anti It Tuna In
this way:
"One without stockings may wear a shoe,
A ud travel all day as the plowmen do;
But dellmte sentiment thinks a shoe shocking,
And travels in mire with only a stocking "
And out went Ret, unlocklntthe door to let her
self out, to the great scandals - 4a very proper house
maid who happened to be passing and who told the
cook soon after that she •• never expected to blush
for Miss Ret."
Nellie. making roses on a pair of velvet clippers
for the parent's feet, was astonished by seeing Ret
coats after standing In her amulet Welch flannel
gown before her, shaking her fingers menacingly.
" If Henry Malden tells you that be loves you.' she
said, "•nt"you break your heart under the Ilse Im
pression that your excellent father is a brute, I shall
hate you." This was her speech, and Nellie caught
her skirt nervously in both hands.
"Oh, if he should, dear Ret, what should I do.
my feelings are •o at strife? it's very hard to be
obliged to do such drtmdful things; you cruel creature
you will kill me."
"I knew he'll pop the question soon," said Ret,
"and if you like him say yen,' and be married ou
Christmas Hay."
" You must be going crazy, Ret," and Nellie
thought so.
"No; I'm not even in love, 11 It comes to that. I'll
manage father; I know him. Remember—yes."
"Ile hasn't asked me," cried Nellie, "and I don't
believe he will-1 hope not we both know our duty."
Bat Ret Lett her, ann that night Mr. Malden was ask
ed once more to tea; and left in the room alone
for one good half hour wit It Nellie.
He Came out white and trembling, and ran again's
Rat in the long pa•vage Stu• ciutched hls arm
" What did }the say, Not no, ch , --rett no!"
And a broken voice aobbot
"Ah; my darling! my own darling! She los ea me!
she lovtas me!"
'• Good !" said Ret. " I'll have a Christmas wed
dine, and prove that father is no heathen."
Inside• the door sat Nellie in tears.
. .
"On! wicked girl that I am," she said. "You
tempted me, RM. I've done so wrong. I couldn't
help it. How he loves me, Rat"
"Didn't I say so!'
"And father, oh! father. He has rea.son to dis
own Inc.''
.• Sint he won't," raid net "and now we must
hurry Miss Bliss is coming to-day to make your
white silk dress. 1 bought it yesterday —merle antique
What a pity a bride couldn't wear rank."
" Vcs. Christmas is your wedding day. Rev
linthlaa Rlngdore will °dictate, and I'll be brides
Nellie was le.tbast. Ret began to measure ibe
breadths of the splendid skirt; and soon Miss plias,
the dressmaker. arrived. to be ust ouiMed at its splen
dor, anti think to herself what an extravagant thing
it was to dress in moire antique for a family Christ
mas party at home, fm 11 , 1 said n-thing about the
hrlde to her . ; and Mr. Anderson, .ihnocent victim
that ho was, who but ho went with Ret to Harkin
son's the confectioner's at Germantown, when sire
ordered an immense bride r;tke, iced with Cupids tit,
it, and then brought Lome from Evans, Chesnut
street, in b;s pocket.., lace for a veil.
Menu Malden and.'"Zielik , Anderson had drawn
A 01.1 1 .6% hanging us - pi their Pieds by lees 112 an a single
thread that weelk:-
And so Cloistmas day camo--absolutely dawned—
and the chi n ( conspirator had all to do to make her
last point.'
Site made It boldly. At dawn she entered her fa
ther's room, hearing a gorgeous dressing, gown, of
her own heart, In both nands
"Happy Christmas, father! See what Santa Claw
has sent you "
„ Splendid! Thank you, child. You'll Suit some
thing up staltP, also, I fancy."
"I knew I should; but, dearest father, I want you
to give me sot:nothing else Promise drat. I want
a Christmas present of my own choosing. •
" You shall have It "
Why not r•
"Iteesuse It's very valuable. Becanse you'll not
like to give it. B-eause I shall break my heart it
you do not."
"Rd, a hat Is It?"
"I want you to give me Newf. "
" Ilaventt you enough nt her?"
" Yes, but I want her to give away."
"To—give—away! Who to?"
The truth, or part of It began to dawn upon Mr
Dearest father, don't be mad—please don't be
mad. If yon will give me Nellie, I will give her to
the nePbew of thereat merchant, Edward &Leiden,
who, before he felled, years ago, was worth a million.
To a gond young man, (ether, who loves her and
would die fur her, and who respects you so much
that, though he almost broke 116 heart, ho would
not IP , ve presumed to pop the question if I hadn't
made him—absolutely made him. It's all my fault.
Nellie 6 not to blame. But though I'm an old maid,
Ether, forty years of age, I conldu't see two dear
young things so wretched. I know you are good
and a Christian. Say sea, f.,ii,cr—t , ay yes."
. . .
" My clerk," cried !ifr. anon, " ihe ucphe w o•
the ,t•.tat met - chola. ELlwani M.althn:"
pour partner—for of course you'll take him Into
the firm now," said Ret
It was too comical. M. Anderson laughed, tried
to scowl, laughed again, and said :
"Ile Is a fine young fellow, too. And poor little
And Ret pot ber arms about his neck.
"Go and comfort her father," .be Rid. I will
never, never leave you, even If anybody wanted me
And she never did, despite a sunny.halred old
bachelor, who soon after popped the question Mx
times In as many weeks.
That night at the Christman party, the Rev.
Mathias Ringdove married Mr. Henry Malden, nu
phew of the late Henry Malden, and youngest mem
ber of the tires of Anderson & Co., to Mien Ellen.
youngest daughter of Jonathan Anderson, Esq.; and
Miss Ret, as bridesmaid, appeared in a dress of royal
Purple with yellow donuces and pink roars in her
hair, and wore blue satin slippeN, and caused the
company to wonder why Miss Ret would make her
self sucb a fritht, and what she meant by alluding in
that m) sterious way to her
Henry Malden has more than realized all the ex
peetntions entertained about him, as a devoted an ,
affectionate husband; ea a man of high mental cal
tu re ; and as one of the most prosperous,nneetable
and high-toned merchants 01 Philadelphia.
I suppose that coquetry, in its legitimate form.
is 8111Ut1.1; wontan's charms, and that then, Is a legiti
mate sphere fur its employment, fur, except In rare
natures, It is a natural thing with your sex. Nature
bas ordained that mau shall prize moat that which
shall cost an effort, and while it has designed that
you shall at some time give yourheast and hand to
a worthy man, It has also provided a way fur making
the prize he seeks an apparently difficult one to win.
It is a simple and beantliul provision for enhancing
your value in his eyes, so as to make a difficult
thing of that which you know to be unspeakably
easy. It yea bold yourself cheaply, and meet all ad
vances with open willingness and gladness, the nat
ural result will be that
,t our lover will tire of you.
To become a dirt Is to metamorphose Into a disgust
ing passion that which by a natural constitution is a
harmless and useful Instinct. This instinct of co
quetry, which makes a woman a thing to be won,
and which I snopuse all women are conscious of
potscarlog In some degree, le nut a thing to be cul
tivated or developed at all.
I t g l oom he left to Itself, unstimulated and on
perverted; and if, In Alm formative stage of your
womanhood, by imitatiog them, or seeking to mnke
Impressions (or the sake ot securing attentions which
are repaid by insult and neglig e nce, you do violence
to your nature, you make yourself a women whom
your own sex despise, and whom nil scimitar§ men
who do not mean to cheat con with insineeritles as
mean as yours, are afraid nf. They will not love lon,
and they Will not trust yea.—Dr. Holland.
r,-. 7; • Will you have It rare, or well done?" Fla
ao hlogilahman to an - Irishman, as he was cutting a
ell en of mat beef.
" love it Weil done irer /Ince lam In tug coup.
try," replied Pal, "for it was rare enough we wed
to ate it In In laud.''
jar:Aueh Billings, whose oraCalar tteraneee are
beton:dug:room and room brilllautr.every day, sue:
l`Teur brlng up 4, elslld In the way be ahOuld
tlavgiltbilt WO5 'coma" ellanuln . cot4dal
pOtiardss. • "
, ,
The following description of the march of Sherman
from Atlanta to Savannah. we clip from the corres
pondence of the New'York World! -
Considered us a spectacle, the march of Oct:tend
Sherman's army surpassed, in some respects, ail
marches in history. The flames of a city lighted its
beginning; desolation, which In one sense la sub
lime, marked all its progress to the sea. Its end Is
a beautiful possession—a city snared from doom.
Underneath smiling skies, cooled by airs Wilily as
the breath of a northern summer, the Army of the
West, slowly transforming Itself Into the Army of
the Fast, moved from sunset to sunrise, through a
territory rich In all things wherein the theories of
statisticians have declared it poor. Food in gardens,
food in cellars, stock In fields, stock In hams, poul
try everywhere, appeared In the distance, disappear
ed iu the presence, and was borne away upon the
knapsacks and bayonets of thousands of soldiers. A
new El Dorado, too, was this heart of the South.
Money—bright cold, shining silver--plucked front
el• - •sets, and stockings, and burial places by the way
side, enrielted the invaders. The soldier has his
whims—the tall feathers of peacocks drooped and
scintillated along the moving columns from the
crests of Infantrymen and troopers, Jokes and
laughter and songs, and the tasting of the sweets of
honey and sorghum, relieved the weary tramping,
tramping over fields and roads and bridges, through
a month of days. The cavalry swept the pathway of
guerrillas; the clang of their hoofs and sabres en
sounded through the glens to the right, the left, and
in the front, Swift and terrible, and not always just,
were the strokes of their arms, the work of their
hands. Pioneers along a March of desolation, forty
miles In width, and three hundred miles in length,
their labor was too swift to be discriminating.
71le great army, over the lauds and into the
dwellings of the poor and rich alike, through towns
and cities, like a roaring wave, swept, and coursed,
reveled and surged on. In the day-time, the splen
dor, the toil, the desolation of the march; In the
night time, the brilliance, the gloom ' the music, the
joy and the. slumber of the caThp. Memorable the
Intisle "that mocked the moon ' of November on
the sell of Georgia; sometimes a *riumphant march,
sometimes II glorious waltz, again an old air stirring
the heart alike to recollection and hope. Floating
out from throats of brass to the ears of soldiers in
their blankets and generals within their tenth, these
tunee, hallowed In the eyes of all who listened. Sit
ting before his tent, to theglow of a camp flee, one
evening, General Sherman let biz cigargo out to
listen toenail* that a distant band was playing. The
musicians swaged at last The general turned to one
of his officers: "Bend an orderly to ask that band
to play that tune again." A little while, and the
band recebied the word. The tune was "The Blue
Juniata," with exquisite variaUons. Tile band play
ed it twain, even more beautiful than before. Again
it ceased, and then, off to the right/nearly a quarter
of a mile away, the voices of some soldiers took it
up with words. The band apd still another band,
played a low aceompanimene: camp after camp be
gan tinging: the music ofthe " The Blue Juniata "
became, rot a few Minnie% the oratorio of half an
army. Back, along,the whole wide pathway of this
grand march from border to coast, the eye catches
glimpses of scenes whose savage and poetic images
an Arnerican,,ffre years ago, would have thought
never could , liave been revived from the romantic
Piet tons swarm In fields and glens, and by the
banksforrivers. A halt at high noon besides a vil
lage—a besieging of houses by the troops—soldiers
...erging from the dpor-ways and back-yards, bear
ing coverlids, plate, poeltry and pigs—bewhives at
tacked, honey In the bands and smearing the faces
If the boys—hundreds of soldiers poking hundreds
of bayonets in the corner of yards and gardens after
concealed treasures—here and there a shining, tink
ling prize, and shooting and scrambling, and a merry
division of the spoils. In the background women
with praying bands and beseeching lips unheeded.
Night near a railroad depot—a roar of flres—a shout
ing of rob-ea—thousands of men ripping up ties and
rails, heating them, twisting them, casting them
down—axes at work—the depot and buildings and
wood-plies ablaze—a picturesque and tumultuous
scenery of savagh faces, lit by a lurid gleam. The
march by day—winding columns, glittering musket
barrels, glowing flags, General's caValcades—wagon
trains, stragglers, and thousands of negroes in the
rear, stretching over miles—a country of level fields,
crossed by streams, broken occasionally by swamps
and patches of forest—the distant smoke of tires,
rized villages, and razed hovels by the way—at In
tercels, a woman's face peeping out from a door or
window,quickly closed—at times a negro family, vol
uble with questions, thanking God for the advent,
and Joining the march w ith their kind In the rear.
The camp by night—a taint glow of camp dive
through miles of darkness, the cooking of suppers
everywhere—laughter and talk, card-playing, amok
lag, music, and the sound of horses' hoofs near and
far—mess tents, a murmur with good cheer, grow
ing silence, a fainter glow of lbw, a tiunbllee Into
ntrinketa, slumber on all the field. Clank, clank.
through the desk, through the forest, go the cavalry
men's sabres. Their marches cease not at night;
they go forth to discover, or surprise. Before the
day they have sent a guerrilla party headlong; they
have anticipated the day with an illumination. The
streams are cool and clear, by many a cliff and wood.
Here, "naked and not ashamed," a hnndred soldiers
bathe within the waters. Their clothes and arms
are flung upon the hanks; their bodice gleam and
=plash among the ripples. Their laughter rings harsh
and loud, low and musical. while moving ranks upon
Ibe bridge above go by. Down by towns and cities
and plantations to the fell, the pageant and the wmth
moves to the new conquest which at last is ours.
and the curtain falls upon another complete act or •
drama which shall go on—how long?
Some ten ram ago Alexander Domes published a
lame novel, aerially; in a political journal. The he
roine was represented as a person suffering from
,onsumption, the first stare of which was already
Her perspiration, cough, irritability and moodh
nms, by turns gay and melancholy, the poetical
nights of her imagination; In short, the whole cate
gory of phthisic were portrayed with that golden
;_am which the celebrated novelist still so defiantly
. .
One morning as be was about to conclude Ms
wort:, a distinguished person from the condo( Louis
Philippe called to sea the author:
, The Marquis do was announced !
"Sir," said the Marquis, "Is your novel fin
ished I"
"Entirely," was the reply.
" And wind become• of the heroine in the end?"
. .
" Yon are fond or rare f hings, Monsieur le Mar.
" says the'novelist, laughing, "or else Tort wish
to reed In Arabian style—beginning at the end."
"(lave," replied the visitor, " a mote serious mo
tive to Justify my curiosity."
" Weil, then,' says Dumhs," my poor sufferer diiis
In the last chapter.'
"She must recover in that ruse," Reid his excel
"Bat the plan has been carried out."
"Then, the conclusion mast be altered."
"But the denourrivret is exceedingly striking."
"Another must be found, however, and you may de
pend upon my gratitude."
Daman stared with astonishment at the seigneur.
• " Why require this of a fictitious person?" mid
" Bemuse my only daughter totters the same mal
ady and the same symptoms you have described,
and the death of your heroine would be a mortal
blow to the moral• of my poor child, who folloio
bet adventures anxiously in every morning's paper."
The far-famed writer pressed the father's hand.
Etc revised the last part of his novel. The heroine
was miraculously cured.
Five years afterwards Dumas met a beautiful lady,
of transcendent charms, In the *do. of M. de Monta
livet; she was the Sterols's daughter, married,
and lu the bloom of health.
"She has had four children," said her father, in
introducing her.
"And my book four editions," answer the nov
W" A man of temperate habits woe once dining
at the house of a free drinker. N. sooner was the
cloth removed from the dinner table than wine and
spirits were produced, and he was asked to take a
glans of spirits and water.
" No, thank you "'Bald he, "I'm not ill."
" Take a gloss of wine then," said his hospitable
host, " or a glass of ale."
" No, thank you," aald he, " I'm not thirsty "
These answers called forth a loud burst of laugh
ter. 'Boon after this the temperate man took a piece
of bread from the side-beard and handed it to his
host,'who refuied it, saying that he was not hungry.
At this the temperate man laughed In his tarn.
"Barely," Raid he, " 1 have as much reason to
laugh at you for not eating when you are not hungry
as you have to laugh at me for declining medicine
when not ill, and think wheit 1 am not thirsty."
At aereat breakfast party given by the mem.
berg of the Uolon Leagne Club in New York toe
diettegtdshed gentleman,e passage of arms between
Ray. Dr. Coz and Bev. Dr. Bellows created some
amesement. in the course of a speech made by Dr.
Cox, he stated in substance that, as a el he
felt bound to abstain from seenlar writes an be
bad thereThre not felt at liberty to vote at elections
or glye tits voice at any meetirms called for the pro.
motion land 'encoandement of the war. Ile then
went on' 10 speak with some severity of thiamin:at:-
meet of the Sanitary Commisskm. Dr. Bellows, in
eiref4l.f. is Witte have brought down thehonie by th e
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SAINT'S ItL3T, (wleh Iz In the eta] , t
nv Noo Ger•y,l Dec. With, 18414.
I've beerd [tom Savannah! I red IIV IL Fancy
Dm feeling ov a man who bed btu ter weeks speettn
8 beer uv Sherman's beln entirely cbawd up by the
undanted Suthern mellshy!
The follertu Impromtoo cuss and wale (ekally
mixt) reflex the stall ter mind us the Dimoerley nv
this sekahun.
Rart-alek, worry, alone,.bustid. •
Gone up, flayed. skied, hung out.
Smashed, pulverized, shiverd, seatteni.
Physlkt, puked, bled, blisterd.
Bleb Is DertioalAy!
Alone I sit, like Marius, swung the roolna.
Alone I sit and cuss, and this is ml miss:
Cussld be Calhoun, for he InterdOost_ us to that
palntld harlot, Stait Rights, who aedoost us.
Cussid be Pewee who consentid 2. the Nebmsky
bill, with bustbi us.
Cnssid ho Bookannon, who favcrett Lecompton,
with peeled us.
Cuseld be Breekinrig who woodent Support Dug
lie, and 'lectid Llnkin, with glv our Post Oritises •2
Casale be the Poat masters—may tha bekutn sud
denly Insane, and wildly go 2 tru.stln out posttge
stamps to dlmekrats.
Cusald be Grant, and Sherlden, and itosyerancc for
they're dun fee dknocrisy
Cuaikl be them es went In the army Ilimekrsta,
and kum out abllshuLsts. lz epoydetule.)
Cusald be Vallandegum 'rich went a praellsln
law, leeeln me In the blmocrisy Inuits alone without
eny cop} tic to run nix
Cussld be Sherman, fer he took Atlanta.
And he mareht thro the Konfedrisy, and respectid
not the feetins nv anybody.
the oath wnz, like foloAes', lit with pillars tiv fire
and smoke, only the tire and smoke wee behind
Hiss path lz a desert—lo the voice of the Shaugby
lz heerd not to all the land.
And the peeple ItY the South lift up they votaea
and weep henna ther nl=rera am not.
And he took Savannah, and cotton enutt hey eat•
laded Bookauron's eablnet.
. _
And he turns his eyes toward Charleston, hnd
scrusly thlnkin uv Richmond.
lie starteth with three skore thousand—hi 3 stop
peth with three skore andlen.
The wind bloeth where it listelh- , 4le' 'llsteth wher
he vett'.
As the lode-stun is to steel, so iz biz steel to the
Georgia nigger—it draweth him us. •
Who will save us frum the fury uv this Sherman'
who will deliver us from his hand? '
Johnston he beset, Hood he fooled, and Wheeler
he flogged.
Lee wood do It, but he's holdln Grunt and can't
leesoh go no him.
Bo he cavorts ca ho wills, like a yeriin mule with n
ehesnut bur under his tale.
Bitter in the month us , a Dtmokrat Is qwlnine,blt.
term- Is gaol. but more bitterer is Fedißt victrys.
We hey bin fed on victrys lately, and our atumiek
Played out Is Davis and Dlmocrisy has tottered
The Dimocrisy is tondo war men—thy are bowl&
the knee to Linkin.
Voorhees will yet be a Briggydeer, aud Vallandy
zum will cry aloud fer is war no extertayunslum, and
t'eruandy Wood will howl for drafts. .
Fer though John Brown's body lies all mouldy In
the grace, his sole Is a marching on.
i ain't the rose uv Sharon, ner the Illy no the val
ey—Pm the last nv the Kopperheds!.
I bill ml polittikie hawse on sand—it hez fell and
Fin nuder the rooms.
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pollydx I wash ml hands, I shake Its dust or
ad few remican garmence.
Lail Paster us flu Church vu the Ago Dlspensashen.
Just as the century drew to a close, various cir
cumstancea concurred to produce change In men'.
minds. It was a universally diffused belief that the
world would some to an end, when a thousand years
from thel3avionea birth had expired. The year Otte
was therefore looked upon as the last any one shottio
see. And if ever signs of approacking disrolutioe
were shown In heaven and earth, then the people of
this century might be pardoned for belief than they
were made visible to them. Even the breiking up
~f all morals and law and the wide deluge of sir,
which overspread all lands, might have been takes
as, a token that all mankind wera deemed unfit to oe
copy the earth any more. In addition to these ap
palling symptoms, famines were renewed from yet,
to year, in still increasing intenslty,and brought pas
'Hence in their train. The land was lett untitled, the
hou,es nnrepalred, the right tinvlndieated ; tor who
would take the trouble of ploughing, or building or
quarrelling about property, when so few. wont be
were to put an end to all terrestrial interests? Yet
even for the few remaining days, the multitude must
he led. Robbers !repented every road, entered
even into walled towns; and there was no authorit)
left to protect the weak, or to bring the wrong doer.
ro puniahment. Corn and cattleiwere at length ex
haunted ; and in a great part of the continent, then,
extremities were endured; sod when cadorane
could go no farther, the last desperate experiment
was resorted to, and human flesh was commonly con
sumed. One unto went as far to expose it for sal.
to a country town.
The horror of this open confession of their need
was so great that the man was burned, but more for
the publicity of hh conduct, than for his Inherent
Despair gave a loose rein to all the passions.
Nothing was safe. Even when Mod might have been
had, the vitiated taste made bravado of its, depriva
tion, end women and chillren were killed apd roast
ed in the madness of the universal Lair. aleanwhil,
the gentler natures were driven to the wildest excess
es of lanaticism to find a retreat from the impending
judgment. Kings and Emperors begged at monas
tery door , to be admitted members to the Order.—
Henry, of Germany, and Robert of France,
saints according to the notion of the times, and even
now deserve the respect of mankind for the aimplic
ity and bencrolenee of their character. Henry the
Emperor succeeded in being admitted as a monk.
and swore obedience to the hands of the gentle ab
bot who had failed In turning him from his purpose.
' Sire,' he said at length, 'since you are under ros
order, and have sworn to obey me, I .command you
to go forth and fulfill the duller of the fftate, to
which God has called yon. Go forth;a monk of tin
Abby of St. Veune, but Emperor of the West.
Robert of France, the son ot Hugh Capet, placed
himself, robed and crowned, amongst the chorister,
of St. Denali and led the mesicians in singing hymn,
and psalms of their own comp:mitten. Lower men
were aatished with sacrificing the marks of their
knightly prowess and seignorial rank and placing
baldrics and swords on the altars and before the im
ages of saints.
Some manumitted their serfs, and bestowed large
SUMS upon charitable trusts, commencing their die.
position with words implying the approaching end
of all. Crowds of the people would sleep no where
but in the porches, at any rate within the shadow
! of the churchea, and other holy buildings; and as
the day of doom drew nearer, greater efforts were
made to appease the wrath of heaven.
Pesce was proclaimed between all classes of men.
From Wednesday night until Monday evening of
each week, there was to be no violence, or enmity,
or war in all the land. It was to be a truce of God.
And now came the dreaded or hoped for year. The)
awlul thousand had at lasteommeneed,and men held ,
their breath to watch what would be the Msult of its
arrival. And he laid hold of the Dragon, and that
old serpent ; which is the Devil and Satan, and
bound Lim for a thousand years and cast him Into
the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and act his seal
upon bins, that he should deceive the nations no
more till the thousand years shall be loosed a little
season.'—(Rev. xx : 2 3 )—With title text all the put
pits to Christendom had been ringing for a whole
generation, and not only the pulpit• but the refection
halls of Convents, and the cottages of the starving
peasantry. Into the castles, also, of the nobles, we
have seen it penetrated, and the most ab3eet terror
Pervaded the superstitious—while despair as in a
shipwrecked vessel, displayed Itself amid the masses
of the population, la rioting and insubordination.—
The spirit of evil was to he let loose upon a wicked
and sinful world. Yet. as if men's minds had now
reached their lowest point, there was a gradual rise
from the beginning of this date. When the first day
of the ono thousand and drat year shone upon the
world, to all nations the torpor seemed to be thrown
off. There was striving everywhere after a new on
der of things. The first joy of the deliverance from
the expected dissoluttot placed all classes of society
in a more honorable and useful path than they had
hitherto trod.—mite's Eightee. Cheistabt Centurisa
re- When a newcomer Wows a loud trumpet and
makes a great dash, he; le sure to be *hallow, and
run a abort race. Receive, him mntioaily.
A receipt for good health - may be given to the
Mowing words: Good; hours, gOod tusbibs. good
leellogs. and a clear cousctenee. •
cr Coleman, tho dtantatlat. " k w/ if
knew Theodore Book. " Tee, " rolled the wit.:
" Rook and Bye an old am:dm" •
linsband. I mtuitAutve aorp4 thaw t o .d a y.s ,
Vl,ell, stay at 4otite and take 0,0 ! gys 51.14040,
tli4t c.4lqpi . alum < • . •
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$2.00 per annum, in advance.
Et;r the haTendent Zankiican.
The present la an age of pregnitt The - spirit' Of
freedom and enlightenment has burst the bands of
ignorance and broken dowre the barrier whicla de
signing rulers and a crafty priesthood would have -
thrown around it, and today It deeds forth and
proclaims to the oppressed of all melons, be free.
Its whispers have penetrated the frozen regions of
the North, and the serfs of Rustle breathe the air of •
freedom. It has knocked at the gates of the Eternal
City of Rome, cud superstition trembles. It has
crossed the broad Atlantic, and to-day It thunders
on the shorn, of the New World and bide us meet
like men the Issues now presented to us. These le
sues are not matters of a day but have bees forming
for more than two hundred years and have now berst.
upon us with a force that rocks the foundation! Of'
society to their very center.' The cause of this is that
the true principles upon which onr government le "
founded are not correctly understood by all: Nota—
tion Is fit to be free till the masses of the people-un
derstand the principles of self-government. To rrem7
country the educated class will rule. In En
the aristocracy are aincutedwlille the working lice
ple ant not, therefore the aristocracy make the harsh
Give the lower classes in -England an education '
equal to what the higher class receives and In ten"
years every man would be a nobleman. In our own
country. that part of the pcopks among whom edam.
non is generally diffused still cling with affection to
our republican Institutions. In the other part whlcb.
eonsists ol an educated tow and an ignorant =myths
doctrine of equality Is unpalatable to the governing
class. Want of kuowedge of the principles of gar
ernnaent is the reason that republics have always •
tailed. The republics of Greece and Rome might
have stood till this day had the plebeian class been
educated. In onr own nation had the institutions of
the whole country been .114.-113 to have favored the
educatign of all classes no part of the people could
have been brought to rebel This Is the reason the
Northwest conspiracy failed. It was a bold plan Un
dertaken by deapend.e men but the good tease and
intelligence of the people saw that such • a comae
would be but precipitathig their own rein. Our free
school system then mast be the great bulwark of our
national liberty. Everything that stands lathe way
of the development of tree thought and Intelligence
among the people must be swept away, before our
free government can be established on a awe fonnda
ion. But not the intellect alone must be educated.
The heart, the hand, and the hraln haveeteh its apw
pointed work to perform. The man who breaks the
stubborn soil or fells the giant forest of the West te
'tines the work that God has assigned him. ills
triumphs may not be so brilliant as those M the sol
dier but they are lasting. Re is carving out free
homes for free men ; and as he lifts his heart la
greatful thankfulness to the Giver of all good be
breathes an earnest prayer for his conhtry in the
hour of danger and a heartfelt wish that:de children
may ever enjoy those blessings he has learned so
well how to appreciate. The soldier as' he stakes
his life on the battlefield Is learning the price of
liberty and that the sins of the nation must be wash
ed out in blood. Toe heart broken mother and the
widow In her loneliness are learning the lesson!' of
patience and submission.
The only salvation for onr country, then, is the
education of the masses. Our only assurance of
liberty the Intelligence of the people. In this great
drama of life we each have a part, each in his appro
priate station. The student as he bends over the
written page or reads from the great book of Nature
written by God's own hand, the pbilanthoplat whose
emit heart reaches out andgrasps sufferleg and
falttn hnmanity, the minLster who Inculcates God's
truths In the hearts of the people, and the statesman
who wisely conducts the affairs of the nation, are all
parts of the one great whole and each entitled tee
credit In proportion as be does his part to the best
oi his ability. But we may not all title highpiseek
We may not all proclaim gospel truths from the
pulpit, but we can follow the teachings of religion.
We may not sit in the councils of tits nation, but we
can love our country. Religion and patriotism go
hand in band. Next to the duty we owe our Maker
is the duty we owe our country. When the little
child first bends the knee by its mother's side and
lisps its little prayer, that prayer should breathe love
of country with love of God.
We must labor for the establishment of correct
principles and to do this we mast uproot error. "He
is the free man whom the truth makes free" is as
correct in practice as it Is beautiful in sentiment.
Education is the keystone that still holds the nation
together. its influeuce is felt on the battle-deld and
by the fireside. Without it we should not have op
predated thu great principles for which we are fight
ing and tired salute would long ere. this have aban
doned the struggle. All honor then to our free
schools and their teachers, and the friends of eines-
I ion, all through the land. Their labors Ito silent
but their works shall live forever. It la their muster
to preserve what the soldier shall win. Their un
tiring efforts will yet erect a structure founded on
the intelligence of the people which shall stand ms a
beacon light for all future sees. A structure around
whose base thrones shall crumble while the dust of
singit shall moulder beneath, and around whose top
eternity shall Ily. Num Mims:
"I cannot so debate mixelf as to associate with
these hake The atmosphere stymt them. Is con
taminating. To sympathizing with them
their auauannents, and becoming familiar with
interests, I cannot lower myself; for I wish the
spiritual Influence about me to be such sx, will raise
the tone of my feelings, Instead of depressing k—
nelt° people are utterly repulsive to me"
Thus spoke a tom of lotty bearing In reference to
the common people, among whom were his bust
tees, his ditties, and his Interests. They were hon
est, respectable folks, wanting the polish of manners
gained by famillardy with high phases of ,society;
out many of them possessed fine instincts sad nat
ural refinement cf soul, which atildclal culture had
!shut to bestow on the intimate friends be delighted
to honor. They did not attract the lofty-feeling
ivan ; and, to them, he was equally repulsive. As
.omed excelleoce is always hatetuL A bearing of
superioilly IndLates poverty of soul.
Tee truly great cannot be debated by associating
with the humble The truly great man Is the most
accessible. His greatness Is lutist; and It radiates
its beams of sympathy on all about him, warning
them, drawing them towards him, elevating them,
refining them by its Influence, till they are transfig
ured In Its presence.
in the presence of true greatness we feel malt we
could walk right Into the heart and then open ours
fully—we feel as If we had met one of our own
uousehold But, look at him when he wears Ida
eonsclous greatness like a new broad cloth. or likes
steel harness; his greatness Is as email as his sympa
thies. Greatness clusters like burrs on the concedt
ed ; It does not permeate his nature. The outward
rigidity only shows the impossibility of Inward ex
pansion, unless the iron crust shall be ruptured.
A great man never nannies his qualities. The
great man never goes abroad labelled. Be carries
uo placards on his back. " The great man Is he Into
whose soul the whole people enter, feeling at home.
They who cannot walk, creep in and nestle there,
sure of room enough to sun themselves in Its light;
and they look np and become strong. Then they
find themselves men and women and walk lotih to
Wets the world.
When a man Is placarded with a list of indivldatl
excellencies, mark him as a pluNi of spurious hu
manity. lie I. not current among those familiar
with the ring of the true metal. Remember the car.
lcature beneath which was written, "Thla la
Who was He that,wlthout fear of deterioration, re.
ceived sinners and atemlth them! associated with
them that they might be Influenced by His holy life.
It was the Ono who said, " Whosoever will be chief
among you, let him be your servant."
If one is elevated, It mast be by the action of in.
hermit qualities, developing themselves outward and
melting the hearts of others. The reaction on him
—which the spuriously groat so dread—only elevates
him thu most deeply and making finer the soil la
which greatness flourishes. And if his greatness
goes out to the whole people, It will, erelong, till
the whole world.
Become debased"! A man's opitiloti of tdelsoli
cannot raise hint. Contaminated by common folks!
Can the sun be blackened by shining on the earth?
No, it way bring up from germs hidden there o f:,
.t.h . s
most beautiful and fragrant dowers; but the la.
lions arising from it toward the son are clumgato
forms of beauty, making glorious the entire tr.
cats—LYS Photrated. •
Slinnstatra New CA9lP33O3O — The iliclittiondloup
neleare confident that Sherman is moving on BrawX•
8. C. This place certainly the point Alp=
which General Sherman might be impeded to mows.
inasmuch as its capture would be of ihr morn Impor
tance to 99, strateglcally, Gum Ito reduction of
Charleston. It Is located on the Charleston and
gnats road, aixtrtwo miles from tho former and six
ty-tight miles from the latter place. Rem thdarosd
is intersected by another whicb - runs 110:1,11 thrOUgß
Columbia and Salisbury to Omettaboro..
T.ct gaP Intervening, prior to the war. betgraril
this latter piece and Danville, luta been cout_reiatOtao
that communication b now had from utedmond
through Branchville to Augusts. and thence on tO
&tante s$ other points Vest. Bhottld Shen=
move on to Charleston, laving thla tilar {Brauoh•
otunolestcd, he might Ptilre Sy, but the
enemy would stilt have fine line of coutranniottlon
leR Looking at the matte in this light; vs are oat
aurprfted thal the retch, are look! - for Sharma at
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