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H. H. FRAZIER, Publisher.
C. M. CRANDALL,
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B. S. BENTLEY, JR., NOTARY PUBLIC,
T.KES itcanovriodgmeht of Ikeda Sforticigua, Re, for my
State la the thdted blares. Pension Voucher, and Pay C.
eficalaa tdoottooledgod bettneo UM do not rogutre lbe oortilloole of the
e!erit of Me Coon- Montrose, J.M.
n ELLA% IN °WORN, WATCH&S, AND JICINICI.RI'
I/ Repaints done As 7=l, an sho
F. rt nonce and nmsonatde turns
el Pnblie a renne In 11.1;bandler's
1100.1rne4 Ps.. Nov. 7. 78M.
Da. B. L. HANDRICE,
EP013101.211 and 121711000 N, reilientolty tendon td, prods
lion' arnica to tea e/lizeni of Prindiville ad vicinity. 02
ic the oece of Dr. Leek Boas* at J. /WWII%
Prindiville. Joly f 7. 1814 U
E. W. SMITH,
ITORRZY OCKIWISELLOIIAT LAW lAA Llesued
AVIA Offles over eas Drug atcae.
vazieSimm Dot Januar? M. INA
waxa b Mgt Trae7 DIJGOC 4I 4CMICI:MIUSd.2.I.
11, lem Brom O ils maul Panes. Boots see Shoe; Rata
sa Quo. Funk Ber Odo Dm (interim Provireme
New *Word. Pe, April L1.186441'
EL SAYRE & BROTHERS,
LIRTFACTUItiIth 11111CoM c C , a i rols of all Undo
! SIOWN Tla cult:Mot Iron WI" tordlipploalcolik
n in DIT Goodi3OrOCP2llol, ry.
M =um, Pa.. February 13.1864.
BILLINGS STROUD, •
1 • 1,./a4) LITZ LbEIITIIAZIOF. AGKIFF. Odlce to Lau.
dcd B,ick Block. In /lb idacows. WWI
- elo .1 Lee omen will be transacted by O. L. Browa.
Mae doss February 1.1864.—U
J. D. VAIL, M. D.,
• OIMONVITLIC PITTESICL62I. be/ pernebentl7 kcitbe
• h1...1(1. month:. Pa, where an.ll l
1 ealn PIA watt-m[lou Inth which be may b famed. Mete
Reddeeee Wenn( tee Court Hoene. near Bentley • Mete.-
amino, Fenner I, 1564-oet. 914 1861.
•A. 0. WARREN,
iTORNZY AT LAW, BOUNTY. BACK PAT sad PKtil
RION CLAIM AOLNT. All Pension Clabr,areful pee
ladfordry ocard by Dr. Vall , LW. B
BLOLA TA, FeD.l.lBdneblylll69
B. R. ROBERTSON,
88WIrA(TrifitiEt of Boom a SHOICSVh.
OwegoStree, Koran" ra.
g °um". 1 1 88 .87 IM-11
ASHIONABLE BARBER and HAIR DEP:SSE/3 ft mar T.
6. Wretre ftss , Store. Montrose. Hair Omaha ShanspOOthel.
ring s led Wtdaker Oolorlai dere In the Fin f STYLE. Is
es' aisle Dreamed la taa moat APPROV ED FASHION.
Montrose, Sept. 19, 1368.41
LEWIS KIRBY & E. BACON,
0. to burueta sod fairnesein deal ,they hope to merit th e lite=
trowe of the public. An OYSTER and ELTING SALOliti le
...ed to the Grocery. where bivalves Co SGSKAL. are served in es.
cc style that thetcPes of the pnbliedentand. Itetoratbert.te hen.
he Old Mut Grocery stand. on Maio Street, below the P
Montrose. Nov. 17, ISSl.—mchl7.63—tf
Ds. CALVIN 0. HALSEY,
FIDUCIAB AND sIIRGEON, Ma) EXAMINING BUR
I EON for PENSIONERS. 04Ror over the .tare of 3. Lye.
Son, Pnbllc Arcane Bouts at Mr. Ethertkalt.
D. A. BALDWIN,
rams= AT petdon, amp.. ax4l &Mk P.)
Aget. G d, Agg ress Beesllo.flasopabanna Ocamty,
BOYD & WEBSTER,
ILALIZEZI Slam,. Storm Pipe, Tin. Copper, Lod Shea
1 Iron Were; oleo, Wi dow bash, Pearl Door; Windom
Ugh. Plat laamber,ead ell lamb Of BoUdlraataterlals
lo sloop woe, of Sualel Hotel, and Cerprater Slurp tera ths
itorreosa, Pa. /mon 1, 11101.411" •
Da. JOBS W. COBB,
I RISICIAN and SMlClCON,sepeethary tender, hb ienfrie
co toe citizens of ArrequetAnne County. lEfavlns bad About •
re erpenenoe In alit O abed States Amy, as Samson. ..mtlecia ,
merino win be riven b SUROICA I. OPERATIONS.
IT Resideneo on Maple btreet. Ent of J. S. TarbelrsllataL
Ilow.rae, San. County. Pe.. June a 16f3.-tf
WILLTAX W. smiTH,
SURGEON DINT/Sr. (Mee over the Hankins
of Cooper Co. ALI Dents. Operation
'. erIR he .perfarnsed to tie weal goad style anO
reer.pg. Rieateatber, °floe formerly of E. Szolth &Son.
E. J. ROGERS,
rANDTACTORIEI of WI deem...44lmi of WAG
1. oFn , OsERLIOSS. SLICICIFLS, etc- 112 the
style of W Irltrozoshlp and of the boss
the well known Mad of K. ff. /100EItti, s fele roes out
Swirl Hotel L itoalroth., when he .111 be happy to re.
he the one of all who .nut azythfas to his Hoe.
Yastrow., June 1, 1.8t8.-If
BALDWU '& ALLEN,
CALLERS Su FLOITIEL,_EIaIt, Pork, Flan, Land- O w _ lts
Clan4l Clever and Tlmottly Reed. Alm W
and I.Ntea. Weal elde of
.11 a. Swan. vallawa B Tr.p , s
uwic ht. oe, one door Geld. a. Etheridge..
11oritrigtZ 3 Jahniary 1, 1861.-If
Ds. G. W. BEACH,
I WnIrBAN AND MITE EON, Larthn permanently Mantra
Enamel( a Brooklyn Center. Ps_ Waders tkla profcraloral aso
ces to to doom of 81mo-tunas County, on term nommen-um •
Into ltst 11III0s. 04.11 ib the o t ee of We late Dr. 11. ILlthard
• r noants at Mrs.
ars:Alen CAltatt. Pa..ause 4.1984.47
P. B. WEEKS,
$ CTICAI, BOOT ADD SHOE DdrES4l; lao Dealer
Boom. Shoe& Leattet.and Shoe Ploy ReTedring &dr
to nat.:334nd dispairx. Teodoro:30o. Saarle`a Hotel.
itottrosn. January 1. 1834.-tf
NIIFLOITrarit and DEAL=hall 11ndsot CHAISE
ED milts esaa
Fey 111.11=1 Baronet.
DAB. PATRICK & °ARMEE,
RTSIIIIANS AND SITRARONS, rill attend talthfally int
nneetnallyta all bustnesPthst ray be entrusted to their cm,
thinturseh =rave with thettmea. I)lawmen end dean:Ml.
e Y E..ihrethsl °pct . .lons, and all Ebothichj Miran:* Rita,
attended to. OLiesorer Webb't MOM. OthcehOar , froth L:
• to m. E. PATSICE, Jr
ontr p hee .j.rfary 1, 1864....tf L. L. GARDNER.,
WM. Et WM. H. JESSUP, -
TTORNETS AT LAW. Idontran, PA. Prlake tz Suave
WArze, 'Wpmol4 And Laxeras Cowan.
lloarcee, PA., Janzary Id, MI.
DrTP.ICT LTTORNEY AND ATTORNEY AT LAW.Ornor wr. tee Siert f Tmerly occupied by Pogt Itfrnbcf&
liottroac. Pa. Junaary 1. ISGO.
.1. LYONS & SON,
EAI.ERS IN DRY BOODB. Omer*. Crockery, Mud.=
fin.. -47e. Boob, 11endeons, Flamm sod all Undo of Must
a 1 lenrnmeai Shett Musk, ka. Also carry on the Book Biod
• ba.tneat lo all Its taaaebel. J.
1l per Jatruary 1,1684. S. a. LIMB .
ESLER ni DILCOti. MEDICINES.
P.i.04, 01Is. [le stuffs, Varnishes, Window Glass.
'P.n. Groceries. Crockel7. Ghissvare,Well.rsper, Jew
I-, 'sissy Goods, Psrdialory, humid Liesl.roniesits, Eno.
Clods Erna.. ac.—and Agent for all of the toast ma
•• Fluent Modloints. Mootros, Jwassry 1. 1.141..
resurecTußEK of Boors e suoEs, mesecee,
' , op Geer DeWitt% Siam All Mad* of work rude
abd malting dam neatly. Work done •nlca prom.
Monuore. APril 186 L-U
CHARLES N. STODDkRD,
• CALM In BOOTS .1 13110Esi, Lorther and Plod.
inn, on Vain ed. etrird door below tioarlie Hotel. Ir.
ti L wvort to order. and reparig% dove eardiy.
ktontetre. Pa.. Ilemab, 12 . MO.
B. B. LYONS & CO.,
ELLIMS tunlti O'n.ru, OROCCOM. BOOTR.nIIOIiS
Ladles' Miners, Carlene, On Clank Wun am Window Tr'
• pelet.e. QUA, at. &are ou the LA AU of Panne Avenue.
klouteuee,Juntiary 1, 1881.41
READ, WATROUS, & POSTER,
EkLe,llB DC DM r/JODS, Drag; Medleines. Pea* on.
Gitocnies. natelleate. Smeltery. 1.1. Modal, WWI.. ye — .
• 6th.. 'V..; ecrchm.rr. ac. Bsfrt Biact ••.-•_
r.t7ao. a. eraraoue 11.C.7nieraz.
Youtroall. January 1. MC
mum:minx TAILOR, Add Most, crypt gad,
wg.tous A Fade . .. Ston, Montrose, Pa.
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THE MANTLE OF BT. JOHN DE MATRA.
legend 0 4 ' The Red, rrte and B 14," A. D. 1151-
A strong and mighty !Inge!,
Calm, terrible and bht, '
The cross In blended red and bind
Upon his mantle white!
Two Captives by him kneeling,
Each on his broken chain
Banc praise to God who raketh
The dead to life again
Dropping his eross•wronght ma itlo,
Wear this," the angel said;
A" Take thou, 0 Ft eednut's priest, Da sign—
The white, the blue, the ted.l
Then tip rose John de Maths
In the strength the Lord Christ cave,
And beggo3, through all the land of France,
The ransom of a slave.
The gates of tower and castle
Before him open flew.
The drawbridge at his coming fell,
The door-bolt backwani drew.
For all men owned his errand,
And paid his righteous tax;
And the hearts 'gime and peasant
Were in his hands as wax
At last, outbound from Tents,
His bark her anchor weighed,
Freighted with seven score Christian souls
Madan ransom he had paid.
Bat, torn by Pitysiim hatred, - •
Her sails in tatters hung;
And on the wild wave rudderless,
A shattered hulk she swung.
"God save us V" cried the <4WD,
"For naught can man arab
0 woe betide the ship that Isitks
Her nidder and her sail ! •
"-Behind us are the Moormen; '
At sea we sink or strand;
There's death upon the water,
There's death upon the land!"
Then np epake John de Maths:,
"Cod's errands never
Take thou the mantle which I wear,
And make•of It a sail."
They raised theseross-wrought mantle,
The blue, the white, the rod;
And straight hefore,the wind offahore
The ship of Freedom sped.
God help us !" cried the freemen,
" For vain is mortal skill:
The good ship on a stormy sea
Is drifting at Its will."
Then up spake John de Melba
" My mariners never fear!
The Lord whose breath has filled her` ell
May well oar vessel steer!
So on through storm and darkness
They drove for weary hours;
And lo! the thlrd tray morning shone
On 04tla's friendly towers.
Anl on the walls the watchers
The ship of mercy knew—
They knew tar off its holy cross,
The red, the white, the blue. •
And the bells in all the steeples
Rang out triglad accord,
To welcome home to Christ:ln soil •
The ransomed of the Lord.
Bo runs the ancient legend
By bard and painter told:
And lo! the cycle rounds again,
The new is as the old I
With rudder foully broken,
And sails by traitors torn,
Our country on a midnight sea
Is waiting for the morn.
Before her. nameless terror:
Behind, the pirate foe ;
The clouds are black above her.
The stalls white below.
The hope of all who suffer,
The dread of .11 who wrong;
She drills le darkness and in storm,
Hew long, 0 Lord' how long?
Bet courage, 0 my mariners!
Ye shall not antler wreck
While up to God the freedman's prayers
Arc rising from your deck.
Is not your sail the banner
Which God has bleat anew,
The mantle that de Maths wore,
The ted, the !bite, the blue? .
Its hues ere sil or heaven—
ThIS red of onuses's dye,
The whiteness of the moonlit cloud,
The blue of mornimes sky.
Wait ebeerly, then, 0 mariners,
For daylight and Inc land;
The breath of God is in your sail,
Your rudder in Ills hti.
Sail on, sail on, deep freighted
With bl«ssin and with bopen•
The saints of old with shadowy hands
Are pulling at your ropes.
Behind ye holy martyrs
Uplift - the palm and crown;
Before ye unborn area send
- Their henidictions down.
Take heart trim John de Matha!—
God's errands never fail !
Sweep on ihrongh storm and darkness,
The thunder and the hall!
Sail on! the morning cotneth,s - :
The port ye yet shall win;
And all the hells of God shall ring
The good ship brave!) In !
[Atlatic Atonal!'for February.)
Special Carreclrmaiaux of thehulependad Republican.
If the fossils who'belleve the world does not more
(of whom there are a few still existing beyond their
time, even in /if oriberr. Pennsylvania, to vex the
souls of righteous men) bad been with me in the Hall
of the House of Representatives on the Slat
they would have been astonished at witnessing
phenomenon inconsistent with their theory, even If
not convinced, width would be a miracle. and them
tore beyond hope ;For I believe I was ttien and
there a witness to one of those memorable cranes
which do not often occur in our legislative bails,
and which showed, with more certainty than nay
event which bas occurred In Congress for a quarter
of a century, that haman pregress cannot be clueliPd
in its onward and upward Own. When name if
ter name was called, on the tnal rote whether "the:
sum of all Viillazdeti" abould be extinguished and
forever blotted nutfof f he tditoriof this Mahn, and
I heard again and again life-long Denwczaw, Men
who, if one year ago, et•Bti, they led advocated such
measure, could neither hate been nominated tor
elected to the position they 6ecupy, I said to my
self, truly the gdodttnels Owning, and; that quickly!
It was known that the joint resolution for sub
muting the Cocnstitutlenal Amendment to the States,
would be pressed to a vote on that day, and all the
galleries were croWded, and even the doer of the
House was tilled • with gentlemen who had been
breught in by MeMbann The interest was. intense,.
and while the ayes, and nay's were being, taken a
whisper could almost have been 'beard; but when
Le result was antumneed by the Speaker all at
tempts to tee p oniet.9l2ll acme beg•
gored description. '/ That night Wee a happy one for
these who "hive freedom in their hearts,' as a
friend of mineitemewhat qttslntly; says; and we
have nutlet ilitit• • -got -crver-congrateltdin- mit
0 % 1 4 on the innit , e•ent. Wash
ington editor of the Tiftnin, ; s who is ad is4nli4e
and rather eccentric man, says "It the greatest
triumph we have had yam:"
-Peace missions-are the•*tost prantinent—topleit
since the passage of thosaneariiient,. and many and
s ur i oniq i r e g m! ppepHiistimiitkiiieupow , Sljaradte•is •
IndianCEO bad gone to Albany one cold vin
are mare amused than we nxpeet to he benefitteit,hl : ter's day, and got very druna. On his way home,
peace segothttlond„: Vigthril, we aro a Mita ten O- he became completely overcome, lay down, a e nd was
epee the subket, tearing teat we ate intOlo fee the frozen to el.-,ath. His tribe were w itt=im mea m ,
tra ~ torsl _, l 2.!? l , re a d6 cc " r 3 dVm t ry old a te wirqutat on the dcad budir Alter
upon - tar too'cotty rms." tun is toy ajo u rg pow.wow, they agreed to the verdict that the
offensive to us, Suggesting '",terinti 'inconstruc• - , detused came to his death by mixing too much
tine;u„og le believe whit* the oe ly•i ev i o e f ; i v , ; „. nt . tte
ed r in
MMlds whhtey, which Lad frozen in him and
constracliou 'resent: dialuninsable eveniof us
to listen t 9 gmasopollied LACIAMIAII;I/WO2l Of the Or Little Dalsi`a inansini wins trying to explain
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MONTROSE, SUSQ. CO., PA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1865.
1311' J. 0. WIIITTIEIL
" Freedom and Right against Slaver'y and Wrong."
upon submission to the justice and a trust in the
mercy which dwell in the hearts of a free people
whom they have arlevonsly wronged would degrade
this holiest of conflicts to the level of the ordinary
bickerings amang nations. The traitors whn have
made war upon us have committed the most flagrant
of crimes, and have thereby forfeited In the eyes of
the law and of Justice all their public and private
rights—even the right to life Itself"; and having ad
ded to their treason all those barbarities and villa-
Dies which only slave-drivers are eapable of, they
come, with unblnshicg front, to treat on terms of
equality with the people they have wronged. Claim
ing the rights they hawriorfeited by their own des
perate acts, with the blood of their victims yet warm
upon their hands, with the memories of the brave
men starved by them to death yet fresh ; even still
In the continuance of their evil deeds, they expert
us to rer'cive and treat with them as honorable ene
mies. The President's departure, this morning, to
meet the rebel commissioners, has created much ear
prier, and has evoked many expressions of disap
probation. He can keep his own counsel, however,
and he may have other light upon the sebject than
is at present visible to us. PENSIONEa.
For the betepeetrteel Repuidfrart
NE W ENGLAND.
"Stern land, we love thy woods and rocks,
Thy rushing streams and wintry glooms;
And memory, like a pilgrim grey,
Kneels at thy temples and thy tombs."
New England l The thoughts of many a weary
wanderer all over the world will ever linger around
that name with the same Instinctive reverence that
the German entertains for his Fatherland. Amid all
the busy cares and vicissitudes of life, memory, true
to Its office, will early him back to the gentles of his
early days, and in fancy he again sports on the rough
but free hills of his boyhood's home. Again in
thought he mingles with loved ones In all the en
dearments of family reunion and together they kneel
around the family altar and mingle their devotions
to the God of their fathers. The lessons of his early
youth are never forgotten. Trough all the changes
of life, though far (ruin the blue hills of his native
home, the lessons of early piety and that strong love
of liberty that ever characterises the New Englander
wherever you find him still cling to him and maim
him the man he Is.
A little more than two centuries ago the Mayflow
er brought across the ocean a little band ot pilgrims
who sought in the wilds of the New World that free
dom of opinion which the tyranny of the Old World
bad denied them. The scene which first wet their
vision as they beheld for the first time the land of
the West was not an Inviting one. No genial ell
mate or pleasant landscape welcomed their approach.
No gentle zephyr whispered for them its soft music
among the leafy tree.tops. The naked rock and the
icy shore greeted them at the threshold of their new
home, While the stern blast of winter howled among
her rocky :erns or sung its solemn anthem amid
the leaders brunches of the boundless forest. The,
landed where tils•foresi alone offered them Its sliel
ter; bat Its dreariness and desolation could not dis
hearten them. nigrsi q than the howl of the storm
or the roar of the oceari\waves arose their song of
praise to Him who had bdme them safely across the
" Amid the storm they is4ng,
And the rocks heard and the
The sounding aisles of the di woods rang
To the anthem ot the free."
The solemn arches of God's great te"le echoed
t l / 4
back the mimic of that hymn and Its ton till find
a response in every true American heart at an
them of freedom has rolled from the Atlantic lO,lllt.
Pacific and will yet surge bark in one mighty aniV \
the shall wash all stain from the nation's honor and'
bury the dark record together with the tears of t..e
oppressed in the bottom of the sea, and there stmt.
be no resurrection. The true beacon light of liberi)
that was lighted at the camp fires of the pilgrim
Fathers still burns with unfailing lustre on even
household hearth all over the rugged breast of New
England. It Is by the light of these that the sturd,
sons of New England have pursued their course
since the time Plymouth rock first echoed to the
white man's tread down to the present time Ac
customed to the forest wilds and nurtured In the
rigid school of puritanism, the love of liberty grew
to be a part of their beteg. When the storm of the
Revolution burst upon them it found men whom
bribery could not swerve from the path ot duty and
who yielded not an loch to the encroachments co
arbitrary power. His love ot freedom Is not that
tire which like the Preach revolution burns only to
destroy, but is rather the clear steady light that it
tumbrel , the surrounding darkness and is tree for all
It lights the hat of the Irish peasant and casts a ra)
into the gloom of the Cornish mines. To enjoy it.
blessings the Italian forsakes the sunny skies of hb
native home and the German forgets the endear
ments of his fatherland.
Such, then, is New England. Fond associations
will ever cluster around her name and embalm It le
the hearts of a grateful people. Stern winter may
lower darkly around her coasts and bind her stream:
In Icy bands, but the 'hearts of her people are always
warm. Her bosom Is rough and wintry winds wins
tie around the hill-tops but nestled lovingly la the
vales are tender hearts and happy homes ;
The nursery of giant men
-Whose deeds have linked with every glen
The magic of a warrior's name. •
It Is to these men, the heroes of Lexington ar)
Bunker Hill, that we arc proud to trace our antes
try. They lifted the dark cloud of ignorance that I
draped the world to mourning and let in the glad
sunshine of knowledge and freedom. They made a
garden where once was but a mighty wilderness and
planted the corner stone of the temple of liberty on
their own granite hills. Amid the terrible storm ot
the Revolution New Eugland battled in the foremost
ranks, and again when treasoth struck its impious
hand at the government she leuthelped to establish,
the blood of her sons was the first to be shed in It,
defense. In 111 sire helped to establish the govern
meat under which we live Now she is helping to
: make that government truly free, and to day t
willing the death warrant of oppression and wrong
with the heart's blood of her bravest sons. The sal
len booming of cannon that the southern gale brings
to our ears is sounding the knell of tyranny in the
Western world. , •
When the sonnds of war 'shall again be followed
by the Lush of peace, when our land shall be free In
truth as well as la name, then posterity will do
; Justice to the record of New England. Her sons
will ever be free for the hearts of her people are her
strongest bulwarks. No Toombs will ever call the
-roll of his slaves from Bunker 11111, hut the waves
, as they beat against her rocky shore will still echo
i the hymn of the pilgrim fathers, and the fax wind
. of heaven will watt it from one end of our broad
land to the other. The whole world will hear It.
Its whisper will tell to Rome the store of her former
;.glo*. .It)a - DlCre"4 the bine waters of the bletilter
i cancan to the once mighty republic of Greece, but
I where now, alas, the sad sea waves only echo back
i from her voiceless eaverns the dirge of her lost Mer
1, ilea, end show her what she might have been.
Kings will tremble at the sound, thrones will crum
i Ede and t'ialiiegtitteil.; but the weary - and oppressed
all over the world will hear it and rejoice.
.1 nen Name,
001381T14G IN 'TES DABL
UT N. P. DAItLING
" Almost divine, eh r
"I: think so."
At that moment a Indy entered the ball room. The
above observations were made by a couple of gentle
men who stood directly In front of me, and who had
seen the fair erratnre's faro
_ . . .
I am very stweeptable to female beauty, and there
fore my curiosity was slightly aroused at the men
tion of something almost divine. "Atli good even
ing, Ned," said my Blend Bangs, coming in and
tapping me on the shoulder. " Did you see Miss
" Miss Leighton—the lady that Just came in ?"
"Yea, don't you know the Leighton?"
" Why, my boy, Miss Leighton is the most apendid
woman in town—the belle in fact Shall / make
I was soon making my prettiest bow before the
lady aforesaid. She bad dark, languishing eyes, that
could speak the language of the Maul much more
eloquently than the tongue; a fine complexion,—
rme and Illy blended: a voice as sweet as flyer
and a firm—but I can't describe It. I did my bea t to make myself agreeable to that be
ing, who, robed in something soft and gauzy, which
I do not know enough about even to tell the name
of, but which seemed to me—if I may wan the e x.
nression—part blood and part angeL
"Then I was 14km—she had wings, or seemed to
have—over the smooth floor, with this fair one
leaning upon me, to the sound of music that, in my
ecstasy, seemed heavenly.
I passed a delightful evening, and at leaf had the
pleasure of helping Miss Leiehton Into her earrhlge,
and securing a smile and a sweet "Good night,' as
the esrrisge rolled away.
Next morning I saw Baum and my first words
were "who le Miss La ighton
Wily, my boy, his Cupid been up to his old
"Never mind-newer the question."
" Well, then, Ids Leighton is Mr. John Leighton's
d.inghter. The old gentleman Is wealthy and tuts a
due house in town. Miss Ida hese slater, older than
she, who, as their mother is dead, takes charge or
their household affairs, and does the motherly for
her aister ; who, considering that she Is an orphan,
ought to have the protection of some nice young
man like yourself. No one es yet has been able to
stud the tender spot In MI-a Ida'a heart.
"Twenty sought ho• hand to gain.
Atid twenty sought her hand In rain,
Were cut, and did not come again,
In the ordinary fashion."
m going to mill upon her to-day," said 1.
Beware! Don't get entangled in the meshes of
net, for she will laugh at ynn then."
Don't make Mint hearted."
Well, go on, ynu bavn my heat wishes," replied
Bangs, as he turned and went whistling down the
Au hour Inter I was sitting In Mr. Leighton's draw
ing•room. Ida looked as lovely as upon the pre Anus
evening; nod the contrast between her slater Balip
ind herself added, 1 doubt not, very materially to her
Sally was at least thirty years of agr. She had
looked at her fare in the mirror so many times and
tried to make her komman mouth into a emelt one,
that it had at last settled into an aggravated packer,
Ind her sharp nose hung overit, assume giant might
bend near to look into the crater of Vesuvius.
I did really pity poor Sally, for I knew her lace
must have felt uncomfortable.
Ida was very social, and when I rose to go, I telt
, hat I had made an impression upon her heart. I
told Bongo so.
Really, now, Ned, I must conf.as that I can't
see It," he Bald, taking out Ms cigar case, and pro
.•ending to light a weed
" Yon can't, but I can. Don't you suppose I
can lr.Jl ?"
" Well. no. Yon sce, my boy. that woman en
denstands ber art to perfmllon. You'll slip op In
your calcnlattons, and then take the amends train for
"You are oath! cool about It" ,
•' Yea. I bare several friends gone twe e the same
road, and lam getting tried to It. I always warned
Wings wasn't congenial, at least that time, and to
[ Immediately left him and sought the aolltude of
ISolitude' Bridget was washing and dusting, and
, had turned everything in the room topsy turvy.
Ned," BOlllOqUitell I, "you want a house of your
nan, a"d you want a who . to keen it in order. I
will sew about it." )
For tWo weeks I was mitt? Ida the greater part at
the time. ` \ We rode togeth,r, read together, and my
love grew Stvonger, and I didn't doubt but it was
But the, Int , that troubled me. I was
frerful Mr mid not consent to his daugh
ter marryb. in like myself.
" We m..._, night I ; and at the old gentle
man has a cork leg and \the gout, he will not be apt
to catch nu before it is tererlastingly too late.
But then I thought she wifuld not consent to that
She was altogether too rood to disobey her father,
and so I must win them both. '..,
Bangs was better acquainted With Mr. Letzbton
than 1, and so I went to ask his opinion of the
-lances 01 my snit being successful with that gentle
" Ned," said he, " don't b orro w any trouble at all
If ei-ti win the dam:hire, vouch arr 3 ke t the ' e..."'
Ton think I cannot du that ?"
" I will show yon that you are badly mistathm,
do m. To night I ab4ll Icy my heart at her feet"
" I want to know!" cried Bangs, ptPtin,g his Boger
an one side of his nasal organ. •• Perhaps she'll
.tap on It. 1 don't think it would be sate, Ned.
However, I should like to go to a wedding, and I
hope you'll succeed "
What did I sect A carriage passed me at that
moment; Ida was setti3g beside a:6 twang gentlenuiti,
tier face turned up to his. I bowed bat she did n3t
see me. They w,.re chatting gaily. What could It
It was just in the edge of the evening. I did not
dap a moment, for I was determined to know the
meaning of this. I would be at the house when Ida
returned, and know li it was in reality an arrival. I
was hoping that it might be a cousin, for I could
not believe her telse. I could not behove she would
even a rile upon another. But, then, how confiding
she wee looking up to him.
I had walked very feet, and soon found myself at
the door, when a hand was laid upon my shoulder
I turned my hand, and Bangs was standing betide
"Take laudanum—it's the easiest way."
Ile laughed and went on. I entered the gate and
walked up into the house. No one was in the
room, and I passed off into the library,
wnere I found Mr. Leighton.
"Ida has gone out, has she not?" I asked.
" she in In the drawing-room," be replied.
I went back. The gas bad not been lit, and It
was quite dark, but on the lounge I saw Miss Leigh
ton. How It relieved tne.
"I thought you had gone out," said I taking a
.eat beside her.
" No. Sister went out with 3dr. Davis, tiding."
" But haven't you been out?"
"I thought I saw you."
" Who Is Mr. Davie ?" I asked.
lie is an old friend of outs. Ile came from New
" Only a friend it"
"I believe he and sister am engaged to be mar
That was consoling. I could hardly believe that I
had not Ida in the carriage, but if lir. Davis was
PIEC2gIA to sally, I bad nothing to fear.
Tue moonligut was just stealing into the room.
That and Ida bright eyes was light enough; I
needed no other. I hardly dared to speak, fearing
that it would break the spell. and the dear one would
vanish, like the angels in our dreams. To-night de
cides my fate. I bent over her, took her hand. It
lay passively In mine. I felt her warm breath on my
" Limed," I whispered.
She pressed my baud. It thrilled me strangely.
I felt the blood tingle to my anger ends, and eshhoooot
from heart to the tip of my toes I knew then that
she loved me. I stole one arm armnd her waist.
" It is nemllesa to tell my love, dearest; you know
"Oh, Edward, this Is too much happiness fat
See flung !smelt upon my breast, crying like a
I kissed her brow; I wiped the tears lumber eyes;
I sipped the sweet dew from her soft lips.
" When will you be mine?" I asked when she had
b.eome calm - - -
" When you will, darling."
" Will your father consent?"'
Doubt it not. Ile will do nothing that will not
tend to our happiness."
" But I am poor."
"I know it, but, father already regards you as
kindly as lf con were his son. Let us go to him
/30 1 414 he is In the library alone."
We got up and went hand In band to the
Mr. Leighton had gone one. It was dark., all
but where the moonlight shone through the win.
doses, and lay to silvery sheets upon the carpet.
"We will wait here till he coma to," said my
Then we sat down on the sob, and her soft cheek
was against mine: almost dreaded the
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thought to myself what will Bangs say when I tell
him all. Then I heard footsteps In the hall, and the
voice of Mr. Leighton. There was some one with
"Sister and Mr. Davis have returned."
"Yes. I hope they will not come In,' and I ad
yanred to meet him, leaving Ida sitting ou the sofa.
The pa was lighted.
"Mr. Ldghton," said I, "perhaps you have an
ticipated the request I am about to make."
" Well, well, don't know—what it it?" be asked,
looking somewhat surprised.
You must be aware that my frequent visits to
your house were for some
'To tell the troth I hadn't thought anything
about it "
•• What! never suspected my Intentions ?"
Tic looked at the sofa, then et me, while a look of
surprise came over his face.
"I think I begin to underatad what It la all about
now. But, then, who would have thought It?"
Was it stra.ge?"
"Why, gracious! boy, she Is old enough to be
What could he mean? I looked et hlm inquiringly.
It was only for a second. for Mr. Darla came in at
that moment, and Mr. Leighton turned t" him.
" What do you think le up? Billy le cubic to be
married, Frank. We'll have two weddings Inetead
"Bally to be married ?" cried some one whose
voice I knew ton well.
I turned round quickly. Sally wee sitting upon
the sofa blushing like a tiger lily. Horror! I turn
ed again to see Ida standing besides Mr. Darla, al
most ready to burst with suppreseed lunchter.
" Why, what's the matter with you, my boy? you
look pale," mid Mr Leighton.
"Nothing, sir," I managed to articulate.
"Yen (here Is. Bring some water, Ida, quick, he's
going to faint!"
They laid me upon the sofa, for I was too weak to
"Leave the room, all of you; he in mine—mine
only!" cried Bally, bending down and putting that
lovely mouth to my lips.
That revived me. I sprang' up. The window was
open, and without stopping to say "Good night,"
I sprang through It, sad did not stop till I lound
myself at Bangs' door.
" What's the matter now cried Bangs, as
I rushed Into the room where he was bitting.
" Where's your hat •
"I've left that at Leighton's,"
"Your hat and your heart, I stippese, are laying
at the lovely Ida's feet."
" Worse than that."
t , Worse
"Yes. I have been courting in the dark, and have
Wrenn) myself to—to-8111v "
"0 ye gods, that is rich f"
Banes threw himself ups - in the door and rolled
and laughed until I thoueht he would die in con
vulsions. I left him In that state and hurried home
to pack my trunks.
At twelve o'clock that night I took a private con
veyance and left the town never to return
I saw Ids's marriage In the paper soon after; but
Sally doubtless mourns for her lover as for one
"Oh mamma, I have been reading such a fanny
story," said little Limy, one evening. "It was
about an old woman who lived all alone in a little
cottage, with a great black cat. But by-and by the
neighbors began to think It strange that they never
saw the little old woman and the big black rat at
the same time. Whenever they w•nt Into the cot
tage and saw the eat sitting by the tire the old wom
an was gone. and when the old woman was there
the cat was gone—at least, to the twonle said. Ku
they began to be 'afraid to go to the cottage after
dark, for fear the old woman might M. a witch. At
last, one night some boys crept up to the window,
after it was dark, and peeped In, There they saw
a wonderful sight_ The old woman was sitting by
the fire, making strange motions and muttering to
herself. Then her hair turned to black fur. her eyes
buaaars round and green, and whisker! grew out of
her eheeka—and to T the old woman became a black
cat. The boys ran home to the village, and told
able strange storv—and I do not like what comes
next for It was .rally too bad. They said the mom
was really a witch, and they drowned her In the
pond. Do you think it can be a true story, maul.
"True that the old woman turned Into a eat, do
you mean! or that the people Bald so, and drowned
"Oh ! I know she couldn't really turn Into a tat :
but did the people ever belleee such things?"
am sorry to say they did. Mna) ye.tra ago,
beton: you or f were born, they did believe In witch
es, and need to puttLsh them most ernelly. Ido not
know whether this particular story is trus; but
such thiturs Ald happen. If any poor old woman
had enemies, they got up such stories abo it lire,
and sometimes even frightened tier into confessing
that she was a witch, and then drowned or burned
" I am glad we don't live rn each times ; though
It would have been fun to nee the woman turning
Into a eat !"
" But remember, Lucy, that Is just the part that
Ls not true in your story. Now, since you have en.
tertained me so welt, I think I must tell )0u a stn
ry. It shall be about a strange tratofortuattuu 0 hick
I have seen take place in this very house, and out
"'Whit does tranxfonnation mean ?"
"It means changing from one form Into another,
as the old woman was said to have changed into a
•' Bat such a thing never happened really, and In
this house, did it?" said Lucy, with wide-open
You shall see. Two little girls lived In this
hbooe. One was a good little girl. with such a
bright, happy face that It was pleasant to Fee her
She had a soil, merry COIN:, and was °gen heard
laughing and singing. She liked to help her moth
er in her work, and to sit beside her and sew, end
s h e thought going to school very pleasant. Her
li-sisons were always easy, and she learned them very
fast; and altogether she was like a sunbeam in the
" The other child had a very different t.ce. It
was no cross anti discontented that no oue liked to
see it, and her voice was as different from the other
little girl's as her face. Sometimes she muttered so
low that no one could understand her and at other
times !be cried, but she never laughed merrily, and
no ono ever heard her sing. She did nut like sew
ing, nor practicing, nor studying, and it sometimes
took her several hours to learn one short lesson.—
Two more entirely different little girls were never
seen, except that they were just the same size, and
both had brown hair. Their eyes were brown too,
but so different that you would not think of their
Wiwi alike even in color.
"how comes the strange part of my story. I
have seen one of these little girls change Into the
other! Not very long ago, the bright, !loopy-look
ing child was sitting there on the rota , alth her doll.
singing sweetly to it, and she looked op when I
tome In and spoke in a pleasant tone to me. 1 said
a few words about a lesson that ought to be Partied,
when suddenly the ehanged Into the other eblld. A
frown came on her forehead, her lips were puckered
up, and her whole face changed Into that of the otlt•
er little girl. Her voice changed, too, and was gruff
and cross, and she threw poor dolly down a. If she
hated bee. But I am glad to tell yen that after a
time there was another change, and Env hrlght,ple4.-
ant little girl came back What do you think of such
trsmformation, Lucy ?"
But Lney did not answer. Her face was burled In
her mother's lap, and I think tome tears were falling
there in the dark.
" Cannot you think of any way of preventing such
a sat transformation, so that I may always keep my
good little girl here, and never see the naughty one
any more ?"
" I wilt try mamma," whispered the little girl.
"That . ' right, for only you can do it I cannot
send away the little girl who troubles me so,hrit you
can prevent her coming, if you are careful and
watchful, and ask God to help you."
Again little Lucy answered softly and earnestly,
"I will try," and I believe she will try, and will suc
ceed too, so that the naughty child will visit the
house more and more seldom, and at last will vanish
altogether, and never be seen again.
Sr. Louts, Wednesday, Feb. L.
After three days' spirited debate in Committee on
the Whole, the Committee amended and adopted
the third section of the State Constitution, defining
the qualifications of voters.
The Beefiob takes a wide range, and, among otliera,
embraces the following provision :
No person shall be deemed a qualified voter who
has been to armed hostility to the Untied States, or,
after the 31st of July, Mill, to the Government of
this State, or who line over deco aid, comfort, coun
tenance or support to the personas engaged to such
hostility or disloyalty, communicated with them,
advised or aided persons to join them, manifested
adherence to them, or expressed hope for the tri
umph of. their cause over the arms of the United
States, or has ever, except under overpowering com
pulsion, submitted to the autholty or been in the
service Of Ilia is-called Confederate • Stator; or been
connected with any aociety inimical to the Govern-
Meet of the.Unbed States or tuts State after July
1511, or been a guerrilla or bushwhacker, or
who has harbored such, or left the Stabs - to avoid
.the drat, or who has not enrolled himself, or who
hes been a Southern aytOptithiZaT or MOO has, alter
Janving exer . cised the elective tratiettise of this or any
other. uit.e . =ler the claim of Wattage °Plated
Worm snot , • •-. •
HOW TO SAVE.
Chariot Lynford was a good mectainleingdod bust
nets. At the age of twenty-six ho bad taken Lobito
self a wife, Caroline Ensiles the daughfer of a neigh
bor, who bad nothing to br ing tam butterown p , r;,
Ronal merits, which were many, and habits erthrift'
learned in an economical household, under the stern
teachings of necessity.
It wua welt, perhaps; that Charles I.yuford ebould
obtain a wife of this description, an be himself found
it difficult to rave anything from his ineolen..
it was not !nog before. Caroline became acqueloted
with her hatband'e foiling. She-could 'not feel quite
easy in the knowledge that they were tieing fully up
to their Income, foreeretog that a time ;would come
when their family would grow more expensive, and
perhaps her husband's business, though now flour
ishiug. might become lets so.- Accordingly, one day
she purchased of a tie peddler who came to he door,
a little tie safe, such an chbdren trrquelitly m.o. as a
navings-souk. This she placed c'nspiedonsly on the
tuantlepleco, to that her hu.hand might be sure to
see it on entering.
" litho , Carrie, what's that, eh ?^ he asked curl
' Ouly a MU° purchase I made to-day," said Ids
•• Bu , what is It meant for ?" ho asked again.
'• Let me lilualrate," said his edge; ptayitay...—
" llat'e you a ten rent piece about you?"
Clunks dre s• a dine from Ms w , talcoat pocket.—
His wile, taking it from hi+ hand, dropped It luto the
box throng-It a tittle slit In It at the top,
'• So you h..,ve taken to hoarding, Carrie? My
wif.• become a miser "•
" No, only a Ilttleprudent. But eerionaly, Charles,
that la what I want you to do every night."
What—drop a dime into dill new (angled ax-
ratio•mvnt of youra?"
•• Very 1,11, that will be may enough. A dime la
no great harm. But may I know what you are go.
lug to do with this newly eummeneed hoard
' Lay it by fur a miuy day," tulawmaal Caroline.
. . .
Charles laite hot merAly.
Tele ended the conversation for the time.
The plan thus initu,gureted oy the pinta wife was
steettiti carried out. She was not one of those ut
whotil there are bO many—trio enter upon a plan
zealously hut soot. tire of It. lo the. preacut case
she was bully ot the wisdom of her purpose,
and resolved to carry It through. Every morning
Alm culled upon her hustrand fora dime, and eVt ry
Inurniqg it wins added to the accumulation. Fre
quently he hilt not the riztli change, but would toss
tier a quarter instend. She would assure him, Noah
nettly that it would answer her purpose just we well.
More than once Charles bantered her on the sub.
jest 01 her savings bank. This she burn gully.
But these were not the only accessions the fund
receiver', Bee husband had early arranged to make
her au ample allowance for dress=l say •ample,
though I den. says me of toy city readers might not
have considered it so; but Caroline, who was in the
habit ot making her own dresses, provided herself
with a good wardrobe at much lies expense than
some not so well versed In the science, of maraging
could have done.
.tiler considerable calculation she came to the con
rinOtto that out of her itllowance she should be able
to make u daily deposit equal to that a l e had exam
b" t d.Utib " "b T h t
Ir tes t , onheieie, not to Inform Charles,e, y
ini anticipation the prosia•ct of being able at
future time to surprise Mtn with the unexpected
amount of her savings
At the close of every month the tin box was emp
tied and the eoutunta tmnsierreil to a saviuga hank
of more pretensions, where Interett would be allowed
When the a ums deposited here .become large
enough, Mm. creed, who had considerable h'ael
nePa withdrew them, and invested in beak
cud other !TOCk.i, which would yield a laTe per cent
Of her mode of management herhoshandartes in com
plete ignorance. Nor did he ever repress any desire
to be made acquainted with lila wif e 's m a nag e me n t.
He was an easy, careless fellow, sista Jlng EL• he went.
ruloying the present and put having any particular
concern shout the future.
At the end of eight years, during...which time h.
bad been unusually favored by prosperity in Duel
sess and uninterrupted health, his book• ahowwe
that he bad not exceeded Ma Income, but that, on
the (Aber tmnd, he had caned absolutely nothing.—
Twenty-tire coda stood to ble credit:
" Ruonioe pretty close, It Carrie! I tak.
credit to myself; though, for keeping on the right
eitle of the hue.
•' But them, I suppose you have saved up an Im
mens,• sum r
" flow much do you 'coupon?" asked Ma wife.
" rbtsp-I a hundred dollars," said Charles Lyn
ford carelessly, " though It would take a good mat))
diwm to make that."
Ills wife smiled, but did not volunteer to caught
en him as to the correetuese of his conjecture. S.
things went on till et length mine the pant , 01 IRS,
—a lads eo re‘.ent that it milt bu remembered ho'
tint% rtsally trade and busitwes of every kind Wert
it.pressed at MIA period—among others, the tend,
cenieh oceopted Charles Lynicm.t Antlered.
tin e evening he came home looking quite action
-an exprtsslon which seldom came over his cheer
Ca'Aruline, who Mut watched the signs of the times.
was not unpn•pared to see this She suspected that
her hushana'• htI'ITCAP was stlheted.
•• What is the matter, Charles!" she asked cheer
"Ilse matter ts, that we will hare to eeonomize
" .luything unfavorable turned up In bttElneas mat
" I should think them had. I will have but half b
day's work for some time to come, and lota strait,
that even th.s will fall before long Yon haven't an
idea, tonic, bow dull every kind of business bee bu
" I think I have," said his wife, quietly, "I have
read the lepers eat - chilly, and have been looking out
for ',w:thing of this kind."
" Do you think we mut reduce our expenses on"-
half +" eked thehu-band. doubtfully.
" I think we will be able to do so. Roth of us are
mill supplied with olothing. and will not need ant
more for a year at least. This will cut off consider
able expense. Th-n there are a great many little en
perfl alike+ you are accustomed to buy—little tlungc
which you are kind enough to bring home to me
frequently, which f can du very well without. Thee
we can lire more plainly—have less pies and cakes—
and I have no doubt it will be OA improvemeht as
far as health Is concerned."
" What a calculator you are, Cards.," said her bus
hand. feeling conslderatdy easier in mind. "1 real
ly think after all you have said that it won't be bard
to live on half of our usual Income—for the - present,
at least. But," and again changed, "suppose tny
work should entirely fail—l suppose you couldn't
reduce our expenses tonothing at all, could yon r
" That certainly surpasies my powers," said lib.
wife amiiing. "but even in that MO there is no
ground for disconragernent. You have not forgot
ten our savings bank, have you
" Why no, I didn't think of that,", said her hrts
band, " I suppose that would keep oltstarration for
His wife smiled.
"And in those few weeks," shettidded, " bdal
ness might revive."
"To he sure," said her husband:. "Well, I guess
It will be all right—l will try not to ;trouble myself
about It any longer."
The apprehensions to which Charles Lynford gave
expression proved to be only too well founded. In
less than s mouth from the data of the - conversation
Just recorded, the limited supply of work he bad
been able to secure, tailed and he found himself with.
out work of any kind, thrown back upon hlsown re
Although he had anticipated this, It seemed neer
pected when it really did come upon him, and polo
he returned home In a fit of discouragement. lie
bristly explained to his wife the new calamity which
had come upon them.
" And the worst of it is," he added, "there gill he
no better times till spring,"
" Do you think that the business will revive then t"
"It must by that time. But there are five or six
months between. Ido not know bow we are going
to Itee daring that time."
" I do," replied Ids wife, quietly. . .
" You I" exclaimed her Ituabaud in surprise..
" Yes, your Income has never b.-eu Wore than six
or seven hundrrd dollars %year. undi have n. doubt
we eau live six months on two huiwirrd and ilfty
" Y. O. certainly, but +abate le that; money to come
grow I don't.wunt to get In debt. and Lt Ito
should out know ahem to borrow.".
FurtnnutelY. there Is no need of IV 'said - Mrs. ,
Lynford. You @RPM to,fornet oar little, asviegs
" Bat is it pos,,ible It cm amount to twli-111:Mdir.d
and day dollars !" he asked In surprise. . •
" Yes, and hundred more," said his wifo,
" Walt a minute and prnve
.Caroline iiittuinm a moment, andreippear , 4 wiW
cerlidestm of hank and railroad :shares,
amounting to eight htuidted donna and a book lo
which the balance was deposited to bet credit. •
"Are pot aura you haven't bad a 'legacy de.
mended Charles in amazement. s " &metre - dime's
day would not pmduro this." , ; •
No, hat two dimes a day have, *lib a 111110
tra deposit now and then; I thialt;ltMarles, thetas
eta word ofralarvatiOn for a lime."' • • ' •,'
"Ali this I owe to vont prudence'," said• attriaai
gratefully.' " How can lirenay your , " - 0 •
Charles Lynford' remained out of Matdoynieat
some months. . Butdp.titakarleg, as be antlelnalett4
basitiesa revivokiattsha Vona onste Morcrin-,Ercelpt
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62.943 per annum, in advalkaa.
was still left, an dbence forth Cbartealiss noSlciatilaidp'
nons tiara tile who in striving to increase it. • '•
The little tin saving bank stands on the insnileh
piece, and ZIOVC/ 1010 to melee rideposit daily.
TIM OPENING Or GrEtARDS WILL -exrm:
NALL& AMONG THE HELM
The January number of the Nora! American Rot
view contains an interesting article op Stephen Mr.
and and his college, In which article till following
graphic, account is given of ' what 'took place. when.
ids will was read. The people of Philadelphia will.
be amused to lent how his "affectioaate.talittfilea":
received the Intelligent's!, that he had given his estate.
thaw to the orphans and the poor, rather tto theta.
Death having dissolved the powerful spell of a
presence which few men bad been able to resist. It
VMS to be seen how far his will would be obeyed,
now nano, was no longer able, personally, to en.
Torre it. The old man fay dead In Water street.—
While the public. out ordoorr s were curious enough
to learn what he had done with his money, there
was a smaller number within the house, the kinds
red of the deceased, In whom this curiosity raged
liken mania. They luvaded the cellar* of the house
by bringing an bottles of the old man's etolce wine,
and kept up a eontionel carouse. Surrounding. Hr.
Doane, who had been present at (} B eard ' s death. and
"ho remained to direct his fttnerai, they demanded
to know if there was a will To silence their bide..
rent clamor he told them that there - was, and that'
be was one of the execotors. fin hearing till., the
di sire to !earn its zootents rose almost to fumy. In
rain the ex.,, , ators reminded them that decency re
quir..,3 that toe will shontd not be opened till after
the funeraL They even threatened legal proceed.'
Inca if the will was not Instantly produced; and, at
length, to avoid a public scandal, the executors MEW
•ented to bare it read. These aft,,ctionate relatives
being assembh-d In • parlur of the house in which
the bo.fy of their benefactor lay, the will was taken
from the iron safe by one of the director,.
. When he had opened it, and was about to begin
In reed, he chanced to look over the top of th.. doc
ument at the coup toy seated before him. No artist
that ever held a brush could depict the passion of.
..ortoso ) —th e frenzy of expectatlon--expressed in
that group of pallid facet% Eretl Individual among
them expected to leave the apartment the con•cioes
poste eior of manor.. ;—tor no one had dreamed of the
probability of his lea% ing the balk of his estate ter
the public. If they had ever heard of his saying that
no one should be a gentleman upon his money, they
had forgotten or disbelieved It The opening- pante
gmphs of the will all tended to confine their hopes,
•Inee the berptesta to existing inieltntions wens of
small menet, lint the reader soon reacted the
ism of the will which assigned to ladles and gentle.
men present such trifling sums as five thousand dol
lars, ten thousand, twenty thousand; and hearrived
ere long at the sections which disposed of millions
for the benefit of great cities and poor children.
Some or them made not the slightest attempt to
conceal their disappointment and disgust. Men
were there who bad married with a view to. share
the wealth of Girard, and had been waiting for year
tar his death. Women were there who had looked
ti, that event as the beginning of their enjoyment of
life. The Imagination of the reader must supply the
details of a scene which we might tennis idlitterest
oilman nature, if we could believe that human nee
tare was meant to be subjected to such a strain.
A truly melodramatic anecdote Is In circulation In
Parts, which must be accept's' without notartal
couching, but still as endorsed by being given to the
world by those who are not ordinarily Immure's. A
Russian nobleman, extremely wealthy and very re.
served and raclancholy, has appeared of late In the
bas, t circles, to which he has bad most distinguished
Uttroducers. The Russian became remarkable for
wearing a ring of colossal proportions, coveting
~early the entire herr, and of singular appearance.
the centre- bring composed of a substance resetribT
nog jet, which was set to gold No one ventured tO
ask the character of the ring of the cause of its be•
leg worn, and placing the wearer, a etnclionaly quiet
man, in the light of being au eccentric individusL
A lady, however, who eat piqued to k now some .
thing about the matter, at last mustered the requi
site courage, and said " bitsualenr, every, one is
very much struck with - the - singular character of the
ring you wear, and I for one stmuld be delighted to
know its origin." The Rusrian made a nervous
twitch with his hand, as though ho would like to
nbdu it, while be replied : " Madam, the ring is not it
Jewel, as you suppose, but a tomb." The curious
gathered round 'while he continued—" This jet sub.
dance is the body of my wife ; she had a horror of a
tomb In Russia ; she was an Italian. I promised be?
that I would guard her day and night dating my Mb,
and she reposed in my word, which had never been
broken. I took the body of my wife to Clammy,
where the most able chemist of the day promised to
reduce it, by powerfutdissolvents and by great cote
ort anion, to a size which would enable me to wearit
as a wginehri,. Por eight days he labored almost CM.
'tautly to my presence, sod I saw the dear remains
gradually dissolve andiintensify till the residue was
.he compact mass which you see in the ring, which
la my dear Wife, whom, as I promised, I will never
quit day or bight during my itfe."
A tenant of most of the shores atoned Sidney is
the toad elongated into a fish, with a tough, leathery
and a bloated body, dark mottled brown above,
and white beneath. It Is usually about eve inches
, oar, and disprortionately broad, but swims very
swill. and is, f ur Its size, as bold and voracious as
the shark. , When I said Mr. Meredith did nor Ash
silt a rod, I might have added that ho could not;
for the toaddisb, which swarm everywhere, no soon
er star anything dropped Into the water than they
dart, towards it by dozens, and tight among theta-
A.:lvo for the honor of swallowing your book gen
erally taking the precaution to bite off your line at
the same time. Tuts extreme anxiety to be taught
might perhaps be pardoned, were 'ho greedy little
wretches At to eat, but they are highly poisonous:
and although I should have thought, their disenst
appearance • sufficient to prevent their being tiled, I
snow of instance at least of their fatal effects...
t lady with whose family I am intimate died in cou
xqueneu of esdinir them.
as they lima effectually pot a stop to our angling
by biting oft every hook dropped Into the water be
fore any other fish had time to look at it, they ea.
pteially enjoyed the benefit of the fishing spear, up.
on which many hundreds, If not thousands„ have
nese Impaled In succession. This sounds very wan
tonly 'cruel, bet let no one pronounce it so.who is
not well a"quainted with the toaddish; from those
oho arc, I Imr no reproof. When speared, they dl
metly Inflate leathery eitine likes balloon, and fleet
a stream of liquid from their mouths, with a report
IA if they burst. If dung again into the water, bow
wounded. they instantly swim about, and be
do eating; end , should one be leas active than his
fellows, they forthwith attack him, and eat him up.
Tue Extrwynerr or Saves IN 'rue florntimm
Allati.—WhateVer Demons North may say, there is
undoubtedly a strong feeling in some of the Btatea
of the South In favor of fining up the depleted army
with negro tocrults. Everywhere In our rebel ex
changes we find this feeling set forth In strong and
unmistakable forms. Tbo South expects much from
these troops—some of the more sanguine complete
and speedy victory over the Yankees. The• Mote•
lug from the Richmond Whig sets forth this hopes.
clearly as anything we have seen: "Now, let ea Iry
to the North au are on the defensive; tha they
can stop thiswar immediately by withdrawing th eir
troops. ' they refuse, lot ; Congress pot 'ree
hundred thousand slaves in the armlr; put deeds of
emancipation iu their ;pockets march one :hun
dred • thousand to Pransylvtuds, _one , hundred
thousand to Ohio, and mac kundredi thousand to
Indiana; tell theca to spare Maki',but the old
men, women and children; to 111 M On the entulinft
by waste es they March ; to rob the banks; to tska
every kind Of property they want to hive It u their
own; to load every wagon, mute, and ox
with their spells,. and Ming it bark to their old
homes; and enjoy ft and freedom for Ufa. Bow long
'would Grant' tay at City Point ? I have heard' ^Ul
cers of higtt rank say they would cheerfully sOlatk-,
tee!' to command the negro troops. Under the Ulf
law to ccnisoUdate cotopaules, ,te.. mindful ftt
cers wilt.tic without commands, who wllEttlikliM
CoMMioad these troops. Let cot;ress do thidAttl:
the tangent ° of tilt* intelligent Virkinfan;:berma the
next. 4th Id ;July the war will end, and nur ind...pCb
denco be 'acknowledged. Keep the•m _w
en et too.
Ilya at toms and put the negrou Ruth! ,
• - -
- • Tan or Lcsmort.--Pertiero no 'question has
more llen ye:Meted Juries than the question of • is •
sanity': sad •ow no fact is the testimony MOM' wasi•
ant or contradictory. It is said, however, Mather.
is One invariable test: :insane persons never tells
story twice alike, - Dr.AVlgan says, I minuet*.
member to have seen ia single Instance oir tortinity.
however•alldhk' and however ineolmisabbrby snz
but all experienced Mailed man; whets the milim
afterreistimi a sheet, history of his complatata,:phy.
steak-. ineral, ,, andsoehi, could, on being *questa
to ispeat Me narrative,. Milos, the sates Seth* To
Terio4 . rje: Mose -words, even with the thrilterl laalr
'riclarss ofi s sane person, ta,.l. believe . always tl*
Neale le the very mildest' Mme Of in_ iiinity."—
Sliokspeam knew of this, for he makes liamM my,
whose sanity was called in quatlne . • •
• •,•••.• -•••• 4 43rtim me to-the teat,
12%1004MA* 0 ~!17 of at: za 10, .
A STRANGE STORY.