Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, March 21, 1865, Image 1

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    H. H. FRAZIER, Publisher.
VOLUME 11.
ittointoti giracterg.
Da. G. Z. DIMOCK,
PPTSIOLkhr and SURGEON' MON+ROSE. P. Mee on
ezu rereet, appurite the RamaLidan Orrice. So. - de at
lintel.
nouns. February GI, 1863.-lyp
C. M. CRANDALL,
ANUFACITUEER of I.lneo-wheel s,urning Woolmi/eel& Wheel.
1. hew* Clock-reels, &c. Wood dons to order.. d
IT, the twatestmanner. Umtata& Shop and ; Wheel Wheel Factory Say ea'
Fonodry Ban:lira, up iambs.
Illantmee,Jumary 80th, 1865.-11
B. S. BENTLEY, JR., NOTARY PUBLIC,
MONTI-2.08W. PA..
rri KE/3 ILeknostVrat of Deet IfortenZet, for any
J State In the Uhl States. Pe on Vouchers .d Pay Cer.
.t. telmovrtodeed before him do not require the oertiOmte of the
rt of the Court. Montrose. J an. 2. leel.-0.
CHARLES HOLES,
DELLER IN CLOCKS, WATCHES. AND JEWELRY
Repairing data as n=o, on short notice and masonable terms
east side Poblic.dveaue B. Chandler's MOM
monsmse, Pa.. Nov. 7.1564.
DR. B. L. ELLNDRICK,
[PYBIOILB and BURGEON. rerpectildly tenders tda mats
rional services to the datum o rdenftrille and alcinity. Ob
41 ° ta the dna of Dr. Loot. Boards at J. Iloafardl.
Trieraboilla, July t7,1864.-tf
E. W. SMITH,
'MORNS!' A ODURRIELLOB AT LAW and Lice: wed claim
Azad. Once over Lena Dog e!pre.
bu.seeetueum Depot Jantl3l7 51. 1884.
EL BIIIIRITT,
DSALEM In 13ta L gaid Taney Dry Goada,theekery. , Hardware,
Dna. stove. Ma. and POWs, Boot. and, Shook Hsu
4 Cap., Fara. Hanle bra, Onewaies. Provisions. eae.
Nev 11.11 ford, .4311 18641.41
B. H. SAYRE & BROTHERS,
(AND FILOTURZEta or 1111110atalnaSAlnaaal all lands
mr.rea Tln and Sheet Dan Ware. ral iMplamtata
I/tale-frill Dry GoodaGraccrlea Cr cry,
novo.. Pa., February 12.1864.
BILTANGS STROUD,
IRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AGENT. 00Zee In Lath
mot handing. attend of Brink Block. In Ms ataence, bust.
- at tee °lnce will be transuded by C. L. Brown.
Ildutroee. February 1. 186L—tt
J. D. VAIL, I.L D.,
.• OIIEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN, hae permanently located
I s hth.eir Idantmen, Pa- where he .if peomPtiT etlehd to
calls In hie profession with which he may De favored. Ofiloe
• • Residence West of the Court Home. near Bentley allish . a.
tIo Febunry 1,1864.-Oct. IS, 1661.
A. 0. WARREN,
TTORNITT AT Lew, BOUNTY, BACK PAT and PEN
WON CLAIM AGENT. MI Pension Claims rattly pre
-ed. °Meet...3m tonntely oet.uoted by lle.jelL.
oYn , bcildl.S. below &melee Hotel.
Munbro.Ro. r0b.1.1.66L.-febl7ll 618.
& S. RO'ERTBON,
I AIfIJFAATIVILIS of Ifn0"1: , 6 1 11 11 10 1 12 . 1311116.
blootross. January 1.1364.-Of
CHARLES MORRIS,
ASIIIONADLIC BARBER and HAIR DBES/IER, over F.
H. Sten Store, Montromt. Halr Cutting, Shampooing,
and Wlliker Coloring done to the BSS r STYLE. Ls
El sir Dressed In the moot APPROVED FASHION.
Montrose, bent. 53, 11363.-ti
LEWIS KIRBY & E. BACON,
p SEP constantly on band • fall supply of ever, vasktY
I
• GROCERIES sod 00NPEOTIORERIES. By stict attesr
In o hoethees sod fatheleseln deal, they hope to merit the Itheesl
.tretethe of the public. An OYSTER sod EATING SALOON Is
ucfo to the Grocery. where Maim, In sewn., m served to rv•
re etyle that the tathes of the publledcmfad. Remember the ppiece,
ot old Mat Grocery stand, en Mdn Street. below the P oabm[e.
Montrose, N0v.17, 1663.—mehl7,q—lf
Da. CALVIN C. HALSEY,
I WYSE:IIAF AND RusosoN, AND ra.A.I4NING BUR
SaN for PIYESIONICKS. Offlovooer the store or J. 1.3.0
Om PISSIc Amnia Boards at XL Etheridge&
Sontrc.r.„ °Mbar, 15.51.-t1
D. A. BALDWIN,
TIVIIICIT AT LAW, and Praton, Scanty. and Back Pay
Ulna, Ontat Bent, Salguesuna County , Pa.
Gress yead. August 10.1P0.-1y
BOYD & WEBSTER,
SALEM In Stoves, _Stove Pipe, ,Tln, Cuyimr, mod Meet
Imo Were : Wlneloar Ssch, Panel Doom, Window
...OF. Loth, Roe
,•: Lumber.d all Ip.ods of Bell,llng ?dot:aisle
bnp.cith of Searle'.Hotel, an Carpenter Shop new the
~tOodlst Churcb
ldorruo.e. Ya., )canary 1, 1564.-tt
Da. JOHN W. COBB„
•
RTSICLAN and SIZIROIpN. not , .
to tee citizens of Snevetanna 000 rrty. Raving had shoat *
teat
in the United States Amy, a* Surreon,evoclai
teat lon will be den to SURGICAL OPERATIONS.
rr Residence on Maple Street. East of J. S. Torben Root.
!Innen.. Stlaq. Comaty. P., June V.. 180.-tf
DR. WILLIAM W. SMITH,
•
SiTSGEON DENTIST. Ontee over tbe Beakins
.11111‘......, °Mee of Cooper & Co. All Dente/ Orrntions
P.. Remember, oftlefiTrrn ed erly o 1 8. 4111711101. 715
444
fontrote. 3.oary 1, 10e4.—.11
E. .T. ROGERS,
(ANUFACTURSR of all desalptiona of WAG
'. ONS, CARRIAGES. SLEIGHS. to. In 050
.:style of W Irkmanoldo and of th e beat moterials.
the well Innown Rood of E. It ROGERS, s foot rods east
S./Arles Howl In Montrose, .5000 he .111 So happy to re.
we the male of all who .ont .rthLng to hi. Ito..
llontron., 3 tun I. 18d3.-tf
BALDWIN & ALLEN,
..i i EALSBS In FLOUR , Salt. Pork. Fisll Lard. Oren. Feed
, Candles, Clover and Imothy Seed. oleo GEOCKRIES.
, - ca. sr Sagan, Navas, Syrup Ten and Coffee. West aLde of
_ - 11,Br A v , tant. one dour beto•er J. abervice.
7 Maatroac, January 1 , Inl.-tf
I DR. G. W. BEACH, -
iii 0 EITSICIAB AND SURGEON. having permanently lasted
i".. nnuself at Brooklyn Center. Pa_ tenders hls professional ier
2 c , . to Me citizens of 52n.t.5 , 0 , . CoontY , on terms commenem•
.:. • c eith the tiros. rasa es the office of the late Dr. B. Richard
,":. • 1..
and boards at tin. elart:Lsoes.
6 ,- .4 , tlva Center. Pa... June 6.1864.-19
F. B. wpara.s,
Ia SACMICAL BOOT LAD SHOE MAXIM; also Desire ir
Boots. Shoes. Leather, and Shoe Findings. Repairing don ,
r •nines and dnipsigh.. Taro doors above Searle's Hotel.
!a:nary 1. 1654.-41
JOSEPH RICE,
UTACTURER and DEAL= In UHAIRS, BerlAcotr.
L trd Cabled Ware. shop tour miles east of New Milford
ora 64,
Few Milford. Oactral..lB/3--tf
Dug PATRICK & GARDNER,
PE p S . 658 &RD SUMMONS, will nttuld faithfully line
cct . tall y to all butneastbst rosy be entrusted to tbeir esre.
!• 0 , eruu, , ,uaensurste Id* the times. Disown and dtrOnSatior
K t C. ,rgleal operotlons, and all Surgical Dtsorooft panic.
y...tteoded to. °Moe over Webb's Store. °dice boors from Eta.
E. PATRICK ,Jr..
Moto roo.e .Januaryl.lB6ll.4l E. L. GARDNER.
WM. & WAS H. ,TESSUP,
•
ATV/115E7S LT LAW, Montrone, Pa. Practice In Basque
tuon, Bradford, Warm, Wrnolog and La=ma Conallea.
Kyoto:or, Pa.. Jammu" lat. tedl.
ALBERT CHAMBERLIN,
T R ICT ATTORNEY AND ATTORNEY AT LAW.—
ft if mew over the Storc forme•ly occupied by Poet Brothers.
V • Rostrum Po. January I. 1960.
J. LYONS it SON,
Et.L6RIS IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, Crockory,Rardwara
1.1 s^a
o.rle. Boots, licodcona Pink. and all kinds of Idlrd
Inmrumeata. Shed' Moak, dm. Also carry on Mt Book Mod
la 4 bumocas In all Its branches. x.ros4
,I "afrosa. January 1. 1864. T. L. arosa.
ABEL TURRELL,
D .
,LEH. IN DRUGS. MEDICINES. CHEMICALS.,"
Pslota (111.. 1).3 stuffs. Varntshen, 'Window Glass.
Ll.p.m, Groceries. Crockery. Ginanware Wall-Paper, Jew.
. '"' r.." Goods. P"illimer7, Suce.mileatrwcnenta, Trua.
..
. ci.,4, t5,..,„1, ,ic.._aaa /wait tcw all of the moat polar
'lv Yu., letealichmt. Montrose. January I, 1661.
C. O. FORDHA3I,
111%`,74'Moreln'T 8 1 „ trei =Mirj
tep7,lrinig dap: tleafty. Worli ' don: toow prom.
In C. Moutrose. April 2..113/3L-t.f
CHARLES N. STODDARD,
raft4.l.6li. In BOOTS 8110 EB. Leather and Pl sih.
LI inv. on Ma w n a. third d , nr belo Searle's Hotel.
N. B. Work made to and repairing dune neatly.
liontrina. Pa. tnw.anher 11.1e1.4.
B. R. LYONS 4z CO.,
D6AL ERS inDUY GOODS, GROCEPLI'rs , Roo Tat, tHOES.
Imlles' Onltem. Carpet,. on clothe, A and Wl:m:lcm kg.
per. Palnta. Otis. Itr. Mote on IC', cad untle of Pattie emu.
. I. D. LTWICIL
Itentree. Jaaaary I, 1864.-11
READ, WATROUS, & FOSTER,
D E G L , LE ) I.I% IN C4301*. Drug. 11140:11dSl if
". &Ire' SPOOnr, Perfumery', &T. BU I B/41.. Atontal;c7
_ifol7Errwe, January 1. 164..11".
PHILANDER LINES,
riArittIONABLII TAILOR, Stick Block, oyez Mall
W.rous Foster'. More. /lontraae, Pa.
lloauose, Pa:, July r. 7, JUL
JOHN GROVES
Ftsmo . NeuL Ea .I,IV- oDraltetie R9, lt ' PA..O p
t: - a e: : : ilol2 re, t ,,at
D. A. LYONS,
Orr ; . Lxia• 1 : 7 7 Goods. Oro4x - rics, Wt. Cream",
Store at gain Wed.
Lanna Daum rchnaary 11. yel—tf
L H. BURNS,
A rititE d r AT Ilia". Mos M 41urell
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cut7rk , r, 2/.7101E4'.-ti.
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GOD BIM YOU, SOLDIER!
God bless you, soldlerl—when our sky
Was heavy with impending woes,
When traitors raised the battle cry,
When tear met fir in every eye,
You rushed to meet our foes.
God bless you, soldier! when our light
Of hope grew dim and courage waned,
When freedom veiled her face from sight,
Your valor dashed away the night,
And morning clear remained.
God bless you, soldier—scarred and worn,
Wearied with marebings, watehlugs, pain,
All battle-stained, and battle-torn,
Bravely have all your tanks been borne,
You have not fought in vain.
God bless yon, soldier!—think not we
. Alone revere and bless your name,
For millions now and yet to be,
Millions your arm haarendc.red free,
Shall sing your deeds and fame.
God bless you, soldier!—when the air
Grows heavy with the battle's roar,
Sheltered beneath his love and care,
May victory with her garlands rare
Adorn you evermore.
God bless you, soldierl—when the dove
Of peace the Eagle's nest will share,
When homes and hearts made warm with love,
Withjoys below—with Joys above,
God bless you here and there.
DY GV T 11r3SPIIREY MACILASTEIL
In their ragged regimentals
Stood the old Continentals,
Yielding not,
When the grenadiers were hinging,
And like hall tell the plunging
Cannon shot
When the tiles
Of the isles,
From the smoky night encampment, bore the ban
ner of the rampant
Unicorn !,
And grummer, grummer, grummer, rolled the roll
of the drummer,
Through the morn !
Then with eyes to the front all,
And with guns horizontal,
Stood onr alms!
And the balls whistled deadly, • '
And In streams flashing redly,
Blazed the fires!
As the roar
On the shore,
Swept the strong battle breakers o'er the green sod
ded lima
Of the plain :
Anti louder, louder, louder, cracked the black gun
powder,
Cracking amain !
Now like smiths at their forges
Worked the red St. George's
• Cannoniers:
And the " rillalnous saltpetre"
Rang a tierce, discordant meter
Round their ears !
Aa tile swift
Stoma drift,
With hot sweeping anger, came the horse-guards'
clangour
On nor flanks ;
Then higher, higher, higher, burned the old fash
ioned fire .
Through the ranks !
The old-fashioned Colonel
Galloped through the white infernal
Powder cloud ;
And his broad sword was swinging,
And his brazen throat was ringing
Trumpet loud !
Then the blue
Bullets flew
And the trooper jackets redden at the touch of the
leaden _ _
Rifle breath,
And rounder, rounder, rounder, roared the iron elx
pounder
Hurling death!
It was during the season of the Carnival, and I
was at a masked ball at the French Opera-House in
Paris. It was past three in the morning, and I was
seriously thinking of retiring from that wild boister
ous scene—not to call it by any harsher name—in
which I had been a participant for hours. I was
weary—weary of the dance, the lights, the music,
the crowd, the noise and Confusion, the silly noth
,-- —e-e continually dinned into my
car by the fluting Maskers—and 1 nun w,..,..
from the press and seated myself in the most quiet
spot I could find.
While 1 W 133 OMB sitting apart from the throng,
listlessly gazing upon that whiclino longer gave me
pleasure, a mask, in the dress of a page, sauntered
quietly past me, and said,; in a low, guarded tone:
" Monsieur will not seem to see or hear, but will
look for the blue domino with a single stop of red
on the bosom, and follow so carelessly as not to at
tract notice-"
I was only sure this langtutge was intended for
me, by finding there was no other at the moment
within hearing,; but what It meant, if it had any
meaning, I war, at a loss to conjetture. I would have
questioned the page, notwithstanding the caution
not to seem to see or hear, but that inividual had
already passed on too fat, and was about mingling
with the noisy crowd.
As I eat thinking the matter over, it occurred to
me that I had been mistaken for another person,
and that what had been said to me had really been
Intended for some ono else. If this was en indeed,
it might lend to a novel adventure, and no one was
mere ready fora novel adventure than myself.
"Look for the blue domino with a single spot of
red on the bosom, and follow so carelessly as not to
attract notice," I repeated to myself. "Very well
—I think I will—if only to discover what It means."
The next minute the object for which I was about
to seek slowly passed along, not very near me, but
In plain view. I arose with a yawn, and quietly,
with a sleepy, indifferent air, sauntered aftet the
bine domino. I had no difficulty in keeping it in
sight—for the masker—.o disguised, moved very
slowly through the erowd, seemingly with no par
ticular purpose. If she intended leaving the house,
it was not apparent to sae then,' nor for some time
after; and being really very much fatigued , and not
certain I was not the sport of a mlsChlevotis page, I
was about to depart myself and finish my night's ad
ventures in my own bedroom, when I perceived my
fair unknown coming toward ole with a finger on
her Ilps. She came up close beside me and stopped,
apparently for the purpose of observing something
in another part of the home: and then, to my sur
prise, I beard her say In English, In a low, sweet,
musical voice:
" Listen, my friend, hut seem not to hear. In five
minutes I shall leave the house by the entrance on
the Rue Lepelletier, and will meet you at the Place
Vendome—after which we will perfect our plan.
Do not fail in this time, or we may not have another
opportunity before the count's return. Till then,
adieu!"
As she ceased speaking she moved away, and was
soon lost in the crowd. What did it all mean ? Un
questionably I had been mistaken for another per
son, as the words, "Do not fail me this time" evi
dently proved. Who was the count alluded to r
and what was the: plan on toot, to he perfected
during his absence ? My curiosity was welted, and
I resolyed to go ihrward in the part thus thrust upon
me till I could ashertaln something more definite.
And then her words in English, so cormUY spoken
—plainly showing that either she was, or knew me
to be a forelgner,ior perhaps both—madefe still
more eager to latboni the mysters. Perla s some
may blame me, knowing, as I did ,, there w a mis
take, for seeking 10 find out that which did but con
cern me; and I have nothing to say in my defence,
exe.pt that I sew before me the prospect of a novel
adventure, the temptation of width I was not just
then In the humor iMreslst.
The 'French Opera-House had three main en
trances, for three ranks, on as many streeta—nnMehr,
one on Lep:Heller for those Who came in carriages,
one on Mow for those who came in nacres, and
one on Grange Eatellere for those who came on foot.
My fair unknown had stated that she would leave
by the line lepelletter—which went far to prove
that she Laid Claim to the highest rank among those
present, If not indeed among society in genera—
and 1 went nit on the Rue Pinon to order a MICR
and loin leer at the Place Vendome.
I retched tit. Place that, and dismissed my driver
before her carriage appeared, which stopped near
the triumphal pillar of Napoleon Is Grand. As I
hastened up to the carriage—which was plain black,
emblazonry of any kind—the door was
opened by a' Small gloved handy from the Inside,
while the dricer sat still, neither turning his 'bad
to the right nor left. I could jus see that my fair
unknown waits only occupant, and I quietly en
' tared and took my seat beside her, , feeling a little
'nervous and somewhat guilty I Must confess. The
door was then shut quickly, I hetild the sharp snap
of a spring, the blind was let down, and we were
Whirled away in inmost total darkness. .
For nearly an hour wo rode in rile fie through the
streets of the great city, I seeing nothing but the
dim form of :Om fair Unimatia . 0 n ,d h a , y i
inft 110 Idesof thedirettion we rte. „5 0 1!,:
over some curious storlea:ltradooi:.
being by °De means and ano*heileterer - •
a.
I►J:\:~ `I?I~ l:1 Y rf 11(.:111' 4
A MYSTERY OF PARIS.
" Freedom and Right against Slavery and Wrong."
MONTROSE, SUSQ. CO., PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1865.
of robbers, and began to feel rather uneasy. My pis
tols bed been left at my hotel, and I had not a single
weapon with me, unless a small pocket-knife miat
be so called. 1 bad not the feeling, moreover, of
acting in a right and honorable manner, to give me
manly' eourage; and I could not but admit to my
self that, should harm come to me through this
adventure, it would in a great measure be owing to
my own folly.
r bad been thinking this matter over for some
time, end had just come to the determination of de
claring there had been some mistake, and' taking a
hurried leave, when the carriage came to a sudden
atop. Here we are at hat," said the sweet musical voice
of the lair masker—the silvery tones .of
coupled with my nallve language, tended. much to
reassure me. •
The next moment the door was opened by the:
driver. As I descended the steps and offered the
lady my hand, I glanced quickly around, and per
ceived we were In an inner court, surrounded on all
loftysides p bi lar
i buildings. If I had really been en
trap escape was Impossible, and a sudden feel
ing of a -wade even my hand tremble.
"Come, my friend!" pursnad the lady, whnse
face was stilteoncealed by the mask ; and taking
my arm as she spoke, she led me forward to-a door.
which she unlocked and throw open.
Alt was dark Inside, and I fancied the air felt cold
and damp. I hesitated, and even drew a step back.
" What!" she exclaimed with a light laugh, "are
you afraid to enter here to-night, Sir Richard, where
you have so often bean with me betore ?"
These words convinced me that I had indeed been
mistaken for somebody else—no less, in fact, than
an English baronet—and determined me to go for
ward and see The end of the strange affair.
"Of course, I am not afraid of you," I ventured
to say ; but what if the count should have returned
during your absence?"
This was The first time I had spoken in the lady's
hearing, and I was not is little curious to know what
effect my voice might produce, notwithstanding her
eyes had been deceived by my personal appearance,
for I had at no time been masked myself. To my
great relief she did not indicate in any way that there
was anything wrong in either the sound or the
words, but answed with assuring promptness:
"Oh, if that is all, have no fear, for be cannot
possibly reach Paris before three days. But how
was it, Sir Richard, that you disappointed me be
fore?"
" I must explain that some other time," I evasive
ly replied " Here, madam, please give me your
hand," I added, as she was abnut to set forward
through the dark passage in advance of me; "I can
always walk better with such a sweet friend to guide
Inc.'
She gave me her hand, though I fancied there
was a slight hesitation It might be only fancy,
but somehow my suspicions were reawakened.
Could it be that we were both playing_a part ? that
the whole affair from the beginning was merely a
plot to decoy me, a foreign stranger, Into her meshes,
for the purpose of robbery if not murder? that
what I supposed to he a mistake was merely a rase,
and for her own wicked purpose she was permitting
me to think that I was deceiving her? The very
Idea, under the circumstances, was so startling, that
In a moment I felt the cold perspiration start from
every pore, and I would have giver half my fortune
to have been safely at my hotel. It was now too
bite, however, to attempt a retreat ; we were grop
log our way through a dark vetave, with the door
closed behind us; but her hand rested in mine, and I
held It In such a way that she could not withdraw it
without my consent. Daylight, moreover, could
not he far off, and there was some little consolation
In the thought
We presently came to a flight of stair, ascended
to another story, passed through a long, narrow cor
ridor, with several sharp turnings, and at last
stopped at a door, which she unlocked and threw
open. A blare of light from a large chandelier al
most darzled me, ant! I saw at a glance that the
apartment was luxuriously furnished. As soon as
we had entered, the lady locked the door, and then
removed her mask, disclosing a young and beautiful
face, so animated and radiant with •smiles that In
stantly I felt ashamed of my base suspicions.
" There now,Sir Richard„" she said, gaily " you
shall seat yourself In that leareuil, we will have a
glass of wine together, and then we will arrange our
plan with what haste we may, so that you can depart
before daylight If you wish."
Could it be that even here, in this light, at such
close quarters, she still mistook me for one who by
her own showing was an intimate friend? The
thing hardly seemed possible. If true our resem
blance to each other must be remarkable indeed; if
not true, then I had been lured hither fur some
dreadful purpose. I seated myself as directed, and
awaited the result with a good deal of nervous
anxiety. She stepped out of the room for a militate,
I through an inner door that was slightly ajar, and
returned without her domino, in a very rich dress,
and with a decanter and two wine-glasses on a silver
waiter. . .
7 :Were is your las orite sherry, Sir Richard," she
said, with a very sweet smile, Placing the wafter on
a table, pushing the latter up before me, and seating
-- the opposite side.
thought occurred
As I filled the twostasww,
to toe that the wine might he poisoned
drinks, however, I will." I said mentally,
"but not otherwise."
We touched glasses, and both carried the wine to
our lips. My eye was upon her. She coughed Blighty,
and removed hers untested . In an instant I threw
mine over my shoulder unperceived, and remarked,
as I replaced the glass, that I had never tasted any
thing better.
"Try another glass; one hardly gives you the
flavor. P' she said, with her sweetest smile.
I thanked het, refilled the glass, took It in MY hand,
and soon managed to get rid of it in the same man
ner as the other.
" Now, then," she pursued, "let us arrange our
plan shout Marie, while we have an opportunity.
Yon know the count tippozes your marriage, for no
other reason theft —Bat, by-the-bye,-Cit . Richard,
you have neglected to drink her health!"
"True!" returned f ; "how could I have been so
thoughtless?" I refilled the glass. "To the health
of my dear Marie, and our speedy unloa!" I con
tinued, raising it to my Ills. The eye of my fair
hostess, gleaming with a peculiar light, was now
watching me closely "Hark r said I, mddenly,
looking quickly round, " what sound is that ?"
Where? what, Sir Richard? what do you hear r
she exclaimed, with a startled glance around the
apartment.
" I think I was mistaken," I said, after a short
pause, daring which I had managed to get rid of the
wine withont drinking It.
When she tamed to me again I was in the act of
removing the empty glass from my lips. She saw
this, and on the instant a strange expression of
wicked triumph flitted across bet hcautitel features.
It was momentary, but it was fiend-like. I felt my
blood curdle. My worst suspicions theh were Just !
I was ensnared! Row was Ito escape? Instantly
I resolved that she should not again quit my sight,
and my hope lay only in throats upon her lire, while
alone with me and in my power. She now without
alluding to the plan which we bad ostensibly come
together to discuss, commenced an animated con
vertatlon about the reached ball--glanclug. furtively
at me the while, as I fancied to dote the effect of the
wine. To he certain I was right in my surmise, I
thought it best to affect a heavy drowsiness, and se
cretly watch her mottoes. I did so, and gradually
appeared to fail asleep. As she perceived this, the
mask of nature was also removed, and I saw her
lark eyes gleam with a deadly light, and her proud
lip curl in scornful itittmph. At length she ceased
speaking, and for a minute or two eat and watched
me in silence. Then as if to make sure, she ap
proached and shook me, saying:
" You pay me but spoor compliment, Sir Richard,
to fall asleep in my presence!" And then, on find
ing I gave no sign of consciousness, she added, in
quite a different tone: "Poor fool I it shall be my
care that you do not wake again! Yon have played
your part to suit me, and now I will play mine to
suit mymlf I"
She turned away as if to leave the room, probably
to summon her accomplices to finish her wicked
work ; and at that moment I laid hold of her amt.
As she looked around in alarm, she found me wide
awake, and my eye Axed, upon here, with a severe
and penetrating exprerslon.
" 3isdam," raid I, in a low stern. measured tone,
"If you would sage pone gui?ty life, do not attempt
to escape, or call for help! I am not the poor fool
you suppose! Yon buys played your part and 1
mine Do not flatter yourself I have been ensnared
I know you, and boldly came hero to detect you in
your guilt I Not a sin drop of your poisoned wine
has passed my lips! " Your whole establishment is
under the surveillance of the pollen ! add. unless I
return to my friends by daylight, your mansion will
he entered by the dread officers of the law, and every
living soul in it will be taken into custody! Now
mark well what I ray I Yon must instantly yourself
conduct me clear ofyour premises! and if you dare
to falter in the least -or attempt to raise an alarm,
that moment, so sure as there Is a tiod in heaven,
you die! Now give me your hand and lead the
way l"
White withterrified amazement, and trembling
like an aspen, the guilty, wretched WOE= stood
cowering before my stern. penetrating glance. For
nearly a minute she Seemed too much overpowered
to move from the spot. I took her hand, grumped it
like a vice, and -aUently' . ..polnted to the Aeor. At
length she went
. forward with tottering steps. In
silence she led me through the dark corridor. down
the stairs, through the passage, into the court,
through another parser, and opened the last door
that admitted ain to Lilo and light. Morn was just
breaking; and as 1 telt the cool air ot hmsven upon
my fevered brow, and thought - of my narrow escape
from death; there (I.me such a whirl of Str3l4o
lions that reeled forward li ke a cm_ barrodeitted
The mansion I bad just quitted stood on the banks
of the BeMe, about two miles below the old city ;
and I believe if I bad drank the wine o ff ered me, my
rifled body would soon have been test into the rush
in waters. I believe, moreover, the mansion, grand
asst appeared, was only a den of robbers and mur
derers—that the woman was simply a beautiful de
coy for strangers and foreigners—end that many a
poor, unsuspecting Boni bad taken its Sight front
there to the eternal world I did not communicate
with the police, for the reason that, in the first place,
I could bring no charge of crime, against any; and,
in the second place, I did not wish to become in
volved with the French courts of law; but thankful
beyond expression for my own escape, I firmly re
solved never to risk my life again in another myate
rkona adventure in Paris!
REPORT OF R £ 'CROTON, IN.,
SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCIIOOI.B IN SUSSUE
lIANNA COUNTY, FOR 1863.
HOUMA —The new ones are of wood, and will aver
age In size, say 93 by 30 feet; costing from $250 to
1400. Similar to these arc most of the houses In
Brooklyn, Bridgowater, Clifford, Friendsville, Great
Bend, Jackson, - Lathmp, Lenox, Little Meadows, , 1
In Apolacon, 1 In Ararat, m Choconnt 1 or , In
Dimock 1 or 2 In Forest Lake 4or 5, Franklin 9,
Gibson 3 or 4, Harmony S or 4, Herrick 4, Jessup 3
or 4 Middletown 1 oe 2, Oakland 1, Sliver Lake 1 or
3, Springville 1, Thomson 2, and perhaps a few
others. The rest, except the graded school buildings,
are mostly primitive structures, from 33 to 50 years
old, and have been frequently detfcribed. The houses
recently built are too small. Thrtigh there is pro
gress, It is still necessary to urge that the first and
constant want, in the school room, Is good air, then
good Instruction. A few of these houses have yards
enclosed and Improved. More have small lots fenced
on three sides. But some are built on waste land
by the road side, or on corners barely large enough
for their foundations. These newer houses have,
generally, necessary out-buildlngs. The goaded
school buildings are two stories high, except the
one at Montrose, which Is three; and at Great Bend,
which Is but one; the rooms being on the same
floor, divided by partitions partly of glass. This,
when practicable, Is a better arrangement for super
vision, as It avoids the clatter of suing np and down
stairs.
Furniture.—ln the new houses referred to above,
the seats are, in most eases, fastened to the floor,
have backs and are made to accommodate two eta
dentif each. In some of these houses there is a de
fect in not grading the seats ; not having' any low
enough to suit small children; in some the writing
desks are too high above the seats, and too far Imm
them In front, depriving the writer of the free and
easy use of the muscles of the arm, and requiring a
leaning, uncomfortable posture.
Apparatus.—Most of the schools have bl ack-board
surface but some have not a sufficleoey. A few of
the townships have furnished maps and charts. Oc
caalonally other apparatus, as letter cards, cube-root
blocks, &e., it used, but, generally, Is the private
property of the teacher. Letter cards should be in
every school where rudiments of reading are taught.
&hoax—The Brooklyn Centre school was, lent
winter, divided In two departments, with two teach
ers. The grades are not regular. Algebra, rhetoric,
book-keeping, &c ., are taught The Great Bend
graded school has 3 departments, and 3 teachers.
Chemistry, National philosophy, book-keeping, Sr.c.,
are taught The New Milford school has 3 depart
ments, and 3 teachers. Grades not regular. Al
gebra, philosophy, geometry and physiology are
taught. At Susquehanna Depot are 2 schools, each
of which has two departments. The Montrose
school has 4 departments, with 7 teachers. It has,
sometimes, had over MO students in attendance.
The Latin, Greek and French languages algebra,
geometry, astronomy, philosophy, rhetoric and his
tory are taught A schm4 for colored children,
with colored teacher, Is also in operation in cornice.
Gott with it. The other schools, in which the higher
branches are sometimes taught, have, usually, only
algebra; but now and then physiology, philosophy
and history are pursued No schools are entirely un
classified, but quite a number ate yet imperfect in
this respect
Pearnittaffona and Cere(ficalea.—Examlnations were
oral and written combined, but chiefly oral. Two
days were devoted to each, last fall, to snbsPren
another purpose as institute or drilL
District Svierintendeut —Lenox pays district super
intendent $.,0, and Brooklyn $lO, per year.
District Inslitittes.—District institutes have not
been held in Harmony, Lathrop, Sliver Lake, Her
rick, Harford, Oakland, Liberty and Chapman inde
pendent district The attendance of teachers, In
most of the districts, has been quite irregular. The
general opinion expressed, Is, that if promptly at
tended and efficiently conducted, they would ac
complish much good; but that, owing to difficulty
in reaching the place of meeting, by female teachers,
and want of energy,. In conducting them, practically
they are of lltte value. From four or five townships,
when well attended and conducted, the report was
decidedly favorable.
Tntehers —Two false notions too mach prevail as
to the qualifications and appropriate work of the
teacher. We shall never Malts true progress nntß
... 1 2ese idea. are thoroughly eradicated . One of these
is, that it does not require much ability for a Com
petent teacher of primary classes. The other is,
that it is the chief business of the scholar to read
monde, ideas or no ideas, to solve problems according
to rules and formulas, and to learn printed answers
to printed questions; and that it Is the principal duty
of the teacher to we that such lessons are got, and
hear them recited. Some good results (as well as
some bad ones) are thus reached, but it is in a
roundabout way, and at great disadvantage. We
have some teachers who fnitil their true province;
snore understand what it should be, better than they
are able to practice; and still more who teach as
they were taught, as above described. Of the awes
o f manures, the causes assigned by directors were, In
one, "dislike by the proprietors," in one, " Inez
anpedrielon the
ce and
otherw a t
„n ot
l i y e t tgm ys eßt ini n the teacher;'
goodness for Its own sake and its
—There seems to be a lack in
howeltnrn reward . r d en lc. a i
tlon
of kindness, courtesy and reepect, and an increase
a km.f ck In the development of the spirit
ch in
le tt
oatuNdlensposnoyitlinogn
an w d ld ro ch .d manit yb,h es pra te nk itself a. In nits-
Edurafimial Agenrics.-31 05 t of the graded schools
hai ve.and had a
" teachers` class," as have, also acade
h good. Public Interest is select schools , schools, In the county, which have
accomplished roue
sorbed in the condition of the country, every aspira
tion and Impulse being for the crushing of the re
bellion, for ;;e re-establishment of national stability,
r:
Still, d
prosperity and greauiZsc, °
for the end of a desolsting:..... a
firm, 3nst basis, and
attention
paid to edttcation la better than con,": be expected.
!!==
'rite Town (1, Baitm—ln 'recent hums of Black
wood'A Myosins, a writer describes the Tower of
Babel as ft appears to the traveller of the present
day: "Alter a ride of nine miles we were at the
foot of Brie-Nimrod. Our horses' feet were trampling
upon the remains of bricks, which slowed here
and there through the accumulated data and rub
bish of ages Before our eyes uprose • great mound
of earth, barren and bare. This was Eris-Nimrod,
the Milne of the Tower of Babel, by which t.e first
builders of earth vainly hoped to scale high heaven.
flees also it was that Nekueliviesiser built, for
bricks bearing his name have been rotted in the ru
ins. At the top of the mound a great mints of brick
work pierces the accumulated soil. With your
gets you you touch the very bricka—large, square
shaped and massive—that were thoroughly burned
the Tel Mcmtar, the slime,' now hard as granite,
handled more than kittr thousand years ago by earth's
Impious people. From the stiolit of the mound, far
away over the plain, we could ads, whitening as a
star, the gilded dome of a mosque, that ought and
reflected the bright rays of the morning sun. "thLf
glittering speck was the tomb of the holy An. To
pray before this at some period of his life—to kiss
the sacred duet of the earth around there at some
Lime or other—to bend
everyody and count Ms beads
—is the daily desire of devout Mahomedan."
A RawanasilteOntlncr.—Not long ago was
found at Toledo, Spain, la n nionasteq, a paper con-
Wiling the fellowlng prophecy: " in the tar West
beyon the ocean will rise a anion which Will be
treat In power and wealth ; and • Sataa, In one of
his walks to and fro in the earth, will observe this
nation and, determined to destroy their happiness,
will there send two monsters, one to the North,
and the other to the South, and he will give them
strawberries, and they will eat them; and, alter they
have eaten, they will feel a great thirst, not to be
quenched with anything else but bleed. ' They will,
therefore, cause the brother to slay the brother, fa.
titer to slay the sun, and the Con ow father, and
they will chink the blood of the slain, and it will
bring lamentation throughout the land. Aid, when
the time Is fulfilled, there will rise a strong, man In
the North who will take the monsters 'And bind
them and draw them Into the sea, where it la the
deepest, and peace and happiness will again preireft
throughout, and the people will praisethe Lord."
It is said the monks in said monastery maintain
that this prophecy was written before the discovery
of America by Christopher Columbus, and that
Ppeditumd and Isabella were, to the main, Winced
hY Rt.) tit old the ships for Columbus, and that the
first part of It is fulfilled in #mcaica, and the other
part will awn come to pass..
CT a petroleum milllonalreio oi the kerosene
arktoeracy. wrote the other Urn well•lmown
Arm ht New York env. to the f wring brilliant el,
best: "amid me per Exprellk toiggviti g CIAlt
arroodottotaiWmthfor toy wise, and taut, um.D.
011Cluptz!spu(0:110*.i:im:CEVI
Prom the /,cancincorth Conservative.
Citizens of Leavenworth will remember that there
stood on Main street, between Delaware and Shaw
nee, in 1857, '5B and 59, on the ground now occupied
by handsome brick buildings, a shabby-looking,
tumbling, cottonwood shell. It was occupied, on
the ground floor, by Hampton P. Denman, ex-Mayor,
as a land agency office. The rooms above were
reachtd by a crazy-looking stairway on the outside,
up which none ever went without dread of their fall
ing. Dingy signs informed the curious that within
WWI a "law-shop," kept by Hugh Ewing Thomas
Ewing, jr., W. T. Sherman, and Daniel McCook.—
These constituted the firm known here in the early
part of 1859 as Ewing, Sherman ds McCook. All
were comparatively young men. All were ambi
tions ; the one who has gained the greatest fame
perhaps the tenet so of the associated lawyers. The
Ewings had the advantage of high culture, consider
able natural abilities, cold, impassive temperaments,
and a powerful family influence to aid their aspira
tions. Hugh Ewing was hut little known hertui
bouts, though acknowledged to be a brilliant and
versatile genius by his intimates. " Yming Tom,"
es the other scion is familiarly called, has always
been a prominent and influential man.
The third member of the firm fills to-day one of
the proudest pages in the history of our land. His
nano and fame take rank with the greatest of ee.rth.
All conspire to do him honor. Aliens bow to his
genius, and enemies show the extent of their fears
of its power by the virulence of their hate and Its
manifestations. W. T. Sherman neve* mingled In
our pnblicalTairs. He lived among us for several
months, having some landed interests here. An
outlying part of our city plat is marked on the maps
as " Sherman's Addition." Prior to entering upon
the practice of law in this city, he lived for some
time in the vicinity of Topeka, upon a farm of 150
acres, which we believe he still owns. ills neigh
hors tell of his abrupt manner, reserved, yet forcible
speech nod character. Previous to residing in Kan
sas, Sherman had lived lo California, where, as' a
miner, banker, and Lawyer, he made and lost a large
fortune. A graduate of West Point, he had previ
ously held a Captain's commission in the Topo
graphical Engineer Corps, and, in pursnance of
duty, had made several important surveys and ex
plorations, the reports of which had been duly pub
lished by Government. They relate principally to
routes for the Pacific Railroad.
The fourth member of the firm, Daniel McCook,
was known and appreciated here by the fraternity
as one of the best of "good fellows." He was young,
active, ardent, an Intense partisan and ambitious
Wight, who held the tolerably 7 good opinion of his
own capacity common to the pin-kather " state of
the genus Immo. " Dun" practiced law before the
lower courts, doing the justice and probate; and al•
ways having plenty of work In the Culled States
District Court, which was often the scene of sinus
ing sparring between him and the judge—the able
but indecent Petit—whose judgments Dan was In
the habit of freely criticising.
All the firm were Buckeyes—the Ewing!, tieing
sons of the able and venerable Hon. Thomas Ewing.
of that State. Sherman Is connected with them by
marriage, being a brother to Mrs. Thomas Ewing,
jr. we believe. He is a brother of Senator Sherman.
McCook belonged to the since famous fighting fami
ly of that name. His father was the well-known
Major McCook, killed In the Ohio-Morgan raid.
One brother was killed In the first Bull Run battle.
Another was the Brigadier General :McCook, mur
dered by guerrillas in Southern Kentucky. Another,
brother or uncle we know not which, is the famous
Major General ?McCook of the Armies of the Cum-
beiland and Tennessee.
tie politics the firm was unequally proportioned,
Thomas Ewing, Jr., being a conservative Republican,
while his brother Hugh, Sherman, and McCook were
all Democrats, the latter being an active local poli
tician, and at one time elected Probate Jndge of this
county The city then being largely Democratic
and somewhat pro-slavery, the firm possessed con
siderable influence.
A. good story is told of Sherman's experience as
counsel and of his dissolution of partner s hip to take
the potitionheld by him when the war broke out—
that, of President of the Military College of Lou
isiana.
While in the practice of the law here, Sherman
was consulting partner, hating an almost Maur
mounrame OtljeCtllm to" ineau.M;
accorded the possession, as a lawyer, of thorough
knowledge of legal principles: a clear, logical per.
motion of the points and equity Involved In any
case. He could present his views in the must direct
manner, stripped of all verbiage, yet perfectly accu
rate In form. He was perfectly an jail in the au
thorities.
But to return to our story. Shortly after the re
ception of the offer from the Governor of Louisiana
in relation to the College, Sherman was compelled
to appear before the Probate Judge--Gardner we
believe. The other partners were busy, and Sher
man, with his authorities and his case all mapped
..out, proceeded to court. He returned in a rage two
hence after. Something had gone wrong. He had
been pettifogged out of the case by a sharp, petty
attorney opposed to him, in a way which was dis
gusting to his intellect and his conscience. His
amour proper was hurt, and he swore that he would
have nothing more to do with the law in this State.
That afternoon the business was closed, partnership
dissolved, and in a very short Imo Sherman was on
his way to a more congenial clime and occupation.
The war found him in Louisiana, and despite of his
strong pro-slavery opinions, found him an intense
anti da,-,ated patriot.
We met him been, and, though but slightly ac
quainted, have remembered aver since, the impres
sion he left on our mind. He sphered himself to our
perception as the most remarkable Intellectual em
bodiment offerer It had been our fortune to encount
er. Once since, we met him, In our lines before
Corinth, where he tfad command of the right wing
of lialleck's magnificent army. The same Impres
, sion was given then, combined with the idea of ner
' cons vitality, angularity of character, and intense
devotion to what he had in band. Sherman is truly
' an idealist, even unto fanaticism, though, in all
probability, if told so he would abruptly retort back
an unbelieving sarcasm. lie outlines himself to our
memory as a man of middle stature, nervous, mus
cular frame, with a long keen head, sharply defined
from the forehead and long
of the ears. His eyes
have a bluish-gray cast, and an introverted look, but
full of smouldering fire. His mouth Is sharp and
well cut; the lower part of the face powerful, though
not heavy. His complexion lair. hair and beard of
a sandy-red, straight, short, and strong. His tem
perament is nervoussangnine and he is fail of
crotchets and prejudices, which, however, never
stand in the way of practical results. The idea or
rather object, which rule• him for the time, over
rides everything else. Round the month we remem
ber a gleam of saturnine humor, and in the eye a look
of kindliness which would attract to him the caress
ea Or children.
Such a r c .he Impressions lelt on our mind by the
only militarily educated member of this legal quer
tette.--ell of whom have held commissions as gener
als In our army.
Hugh Ewing went early into the war as Colonel of
an Ohio Regiment, to which State he had returned
before the rebellion. He was soon promoted to a
brigadiership. He has served honorably through
most of the campaigns in the central south, and la
now, we believe, In Keetucky. He has been wound
ed more than once.
Dan McCook's name has passed into history as
one of the most gallant young lives offered as a sac
rifice to secure American nationality. Ile was,
we
think, the second captain mustered in role this
State, in the Veteran let Kansas, as early us the be
ginning_of May, 1861. He was all through Its fa
mous Missouri campaign, under Lyon. His friends
here remember the jubilant expreasion to which his
ambition gave vent when he first left for the acid :
" Here's for a colonel's epaulets or a soldier's gr ace."
ile knew not how prophetic was the utterance. lie
wad the Brat and more, and the latter Is now his
trusting Inheritance of fame. After the regiment re
turned to Kansas, In the fall of 1861, Captain Dan.
was placed on staff duty we believe, with one of
the Dena a&Cook, then in Kentucky. Boon after
ho was prostrated With sickness. On recovering ho
raised and commanded the 04 Ohio. For a long
Owe he was acting Brigadier, participated through
all Itosecrams'. famous campaigns in Tennessee. He
was wounded, and alter promotion as Brigadier, re
turned
to Ohio sick, where he died.
" As man-may, ho fought his tight,
Proved his truth by Me endeavor ,
Let him sleep In solemn DIVA,
Bleep forever and forever, '
The remaining member of the firm, Gen. Thomas
Ewing, Jr., Is too well known to need particulariz
ing by us, The war found him our Chief Juelee.
In the summer of ltrai he resigned, raised the 11th
Regiment, became its Colonel, Run participated In
all the engagements of the Army of the Frontier du
ring the - following fall and winter. lie wm after
ward promoted to a Brigadiership, and hassKaincen
been in command of the Western IBssouri and
sas District, wherein he was not popular. He has,
for over a year, been In command , of the District of
BOtitheast Missouri, with Bt. Louis as Headquarters,
where ha le popular. Ella undoubted administrative
ability comes Into
durin
R e lay
b lay hero. The defence of and
retre from Pita the campaign,
a
retied at
great, credit upon hia skill and courage as
Tao It all in all, mho legal.military arm of which
we bare been giving these random notes Is one of
the most remarkable proofts of the versatility and
tit' American character that this, war,
ta t eres ill it tain e exarnples, has yet produced.
- - -
ittCre ten YOU. YOU= latllee i , th at divine love is
You* brod after tro your
". thin open the foottirnen*
pci*Eiti:Voluivaorciov;is!,(o44
Young gentlemen who indulge In connublalism
often see a great deal in a very little time. In this
particular school the very dullest people rapidly
take on new Ideas. A case In illustration was heard
on Saturday, before Alderman Welding. A young
gentleman—we will call him Mr. Wilkins—had re
cently reaped the harvest of a protracted courtahlp
in the shape of a marriage certificate and a good
looking damsel in cherry colored lips and six-and"
three-quarter kids. Shortly_ after the wedding driy
a collector called upon Mr. Wilkins with a " llttit
bill" of fifteen dollars for sundry back-combs, hand-
kerchiefs, and other etceteras. purchased by the
bride In order to render herself as stunning as possi
ble on the evening she adjured the name of Jones
In favor of the patronymic of Mr. Wilkins.
As the collector appeared a model of patience, Mr'
Wilkins received the bill, looked at It, and allowed
he "knew nothing about IL" He called Mrs. Wilk
ins.—" Angelina, my love, what Jones Is this?—
Here's a bill for Miss Angelina Junes."
" Why ducky, that's me."
" Possible
"Yes, dear. I quite forgot to get money from
ma to pay it with."
" Well, as ma has gone to Chicago, and as I have
nothing to do with It, the man must wall"
Mr. Wilkins so Informed the collector, and im
mediately closed the front door, leaving collector to
stand upon the sidewalk. As we get this from the
collector himself, it must be as ho says.
Collector, however, knew a little about the law.—
It is said that necessity knows no law.' This Is all
humbug. Collectors receive a percentage for col
lecting bills. He felt a necessity for his money, and
results proved that he knew a gond deal of law.—
He entered suit against Mr. Wilkins
for his wile's debt. The hearing came off as we
have said, on Saturday morning, before Alderman
Welding: Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins appeared In per
son. Collector proved the debt, Mrs. Wilkins was
too lady-like to deny it. Mr. Wilkins, of course,
followed copy, but claimed that because he married
a set of rippling curls and a pointed bodice It was no
reason why he should pay for getting them up.
Alderman Welding, to the surprise of Mr Wilk
ins, produced a volume of Pardon's digest, and
proved to the contrary. He pointed out old decis
ions, established precedents, that a citizen in marry
ing a lady also marries her debts. Much as he
would like to rale to the contrary Alderman Weld
ing said It was impossible, and judgment must be
entered against Mr. Wilkins for the debt and the
cost of suit.
Mr. Wilkins was too well bred to express sur
prise, but he looked like a school boy after a lesson
in Euclid. The proposition was demonstrated, and
must be correct, but to comprehend the reasoning
was another matter. lie accordingly paid the bill
and the costs, amounting to a trifle over twenty
dollars, and ice the office with the air of a man who
has acquired sudden knowledge.
Another ease illustrative of the same idea was
heard by Recorder Roe° on the same day. A dim
inutive German—we will call him Mr. Kraut, enter
ed complaint that his wife had beaten him in a man
ner literally merciless. He nnswathed his head
from the bandages surrounding it, exhibited the
marks of a broom-handle administered with no fee
ble unction. Mrs. Rmut was arrested. She stood
full ELL feet high, with breadth of shoulder and
length of arm in due proportion. The husband re
iterated his affidavit. The woman made no defense,
and the magistrate fined her for intoxication. As
she did not pay the line, the officer motioned her to
follow him to prison. She Immediately obeyed the
order.
" What you goin' to do?" asked Mr. Kraut.
"Take that woman to prison."
"Take her to prison?"
" Certainly."
"And who dakes care of der baby ?"
"Don't know ; suppose you must take care of It
yourself."
"hut I can't. I goes now to mine vork."
" Well, if somebody don't pay her fine she must
be locked up."
" Cud must I git knocked into der cellar by mine
rife, nod mine het broke, and den turn aroundt and
pay for It ?"
"Somebody must "
Mr. Kraut said something that sounded like pro-
fanity. Ile dropped rive dollars and ten tears, the
N i r e m i e i w , the n,r deek of the recorder, the latter upon
In
profound wonder at the curiosities of the law.
As we said before, people indulging in matrimony
often learn a great deal by a very short course of
study.—Piiita. !forth American.'
DRIBEENG FOR A PHOTOGRAPH.
thic of our exchanges has the following as to
how one should dress when about to sit for a photo
graph
A lady or gentleman having made up her or his
Mind to be photographed, naturally considers, In
the tirat place, how to be dressed so as to show off
to the best advantage. This is by no means such an
nnimportant matter as many might Imagine. Let
me oiler a rear words of advice, touching dress.—
Orange color, for certain optical reasons, is, photo
graphically, black ; blue Is white ; other shades or
tones of color arc proportionately darker or lighter,
as they contain more or less of these colors. The
.progressive smile of photographic color commences
with the lightest. The order stands thus : white,
light blue, violet, pink, mauve, dark blue, lemcn,
blue green, loather brown, drab, cerise, magenta,
yellow given, dark brown, purple, red, amber, ma.
roue, orange, dead black. Complexion has to be
much considered in connection with dress. Blondes
can wear much lighter colors than bmnetts ; the
tatter always present better pictures in dark drosses,
but neither look well in positive white. Violent
contrasts of color should be especially guarded
against.
In photography, brunettes possess a great advan
tage over their fairer sisters. The lovely golden
tresses lose all their transparent brilliance, and are
represented:black ; whilst the " bonny blue e'e"
theme of rapture to the poet, is misery to the phot
ographer, for It Is put entirely out. The simplest
and most effective way of removing the yellow color
from the• hair, is to powder it nearly white ; It is
thus brought to Omni the same photographic tint
as in nature. The same rule, of coarse, applies to
complexion. A freckle, quite Invisible at a short
distance, is, on account of its yellow color rendered
most painfully distinct when photographed. The
puff box must he called in to the assistance of art..
Here let me intrude one word of general advice.—
' Blue, as we have seen, Is the most readily affected
by light, and yellow the !met; if, therefore, you
would keep your complexion clear and free from
tan and freckles, while taking your delightful rani
bles at the sea side, discard by all means the bine
veil, and snbstitute a dark green or yellow one in
Its stead. Blue tulle offers no more obstruction to
the rays of the sun than white. Hall a yard of yel
low net, though perhaps not very becoming, will be
found more efficacious, and considerably cheaper
than a quart of kalydor.
A CHAPTER ABORT HORSES.
A San Francisco correspondent of the New-York
Times Indulges in the following gossip about horses:
The people of Yutnhile, Oregon, are raising mon
ey to purchase the finest Black Hawk horse in Ore
gon, to be forwarded as a tribute of their esteem
and regard for General Sheridan, who was formerly
stationed at that place—a Second Lieutenant then.—
The horse will of coarse go by steamer, and be de
livered to the General ut his headquarters.
There are 401111 e tine horses In Oregon, but I wish
they would commission me to select one here. Ido
not mean the native California stock, for one of that
breed would give hint a more sudden " hoist" than
even his late well-dtaterved promotion. The Call.
fomia horses indulge in a little amusement called
" bucking," which performance consists in a short
run, a bound in.the air, and coming down stiff leg
ged, followed up by putting their noses to the
ground and their heels In the air' bout sixty times
in a minute, by which time they have got rid ot rid
er, saddle, and nearly their own skins—dellghtful
beasts. There are some splendid horses here raised
from imported stock, lit even for a Major-General to
ride, although the Oregon people think they are
some on horses. Speaking of " bucking," reminds
me of a little circumstance I witnessed In Charleston
once upon a time. I laid over one day in traveling
through, at the solicitation of a friend, to see a
grand review of all the city troops. The Command-
Mg-General had engaged for his steed a tine looking
charger, that had been doing duty for several years
In a bread cart. The troops were formed In line to
be reviewed, and as the band struck up, the General
and staff came galloping down In front at a good
round pace, when just as he was passing the centre
of the line, a fellow in the ranks knowing the char
acteristles of the animal, sung out Bread." The
old horde, true to habit, when hearing the.word
came to a sudden halt, and as a matter of coarse,
pltehing his rider over his head, and landing hlm,
spread-eagle fashion,on therass. Discipline could
not stand lt, and theve wasa roar of laughter frets
one end of the line to the other, Including several
hundred spectators. I think I never saw ro mad a
man since I was born. fie jumped up, drew his
sword, and for a few moments it seemed as if ho
would take the life of every man on the ground.--
lie stormed and raved, offered untold wmlth for the
name of the man who did the mischief, but I doubt
if he ever knew. I never see a General and staff
galloping down the line that 1 do not thtniebf the
scene and the way that high functionary wentto
grass.
W. Never many mrtglont love, nor love whboul
telleoll,
$2.00 per annum, in advance.
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REtrammazorSOITIIIEBB ARIBTOOBAft . ~
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A large meeting, composed of many of the most
intelligent and prominent citizens of Philadelphia, ,
was held in National Hall on Friday evening . 11 istelo
take measures to remove the existing restrictions ..
upon the travel of colored people in the ci
ger care. The chair was taken byS2atthew t7 t= •
win, egg. and addresses were made by Bishop Pot- -.
"ter, BealLein H. Brewster eaq., and other . Bee°,
lotions favorable to the objects of the moPtlng were ~
adopted, and a committee of citizens AU appointed,
to lay the proceedlnms before the alms of the rail.-
way companies. During the evening an addeww Waal,
ade by Robert Purvis, of Byberry, in the con/Soot
he related an anecdote which is worth repeat. - ,
in , . Mr. Perlis, whose skin Is of about the Gems ,
co or as the average of Caucasians, is very well
'ef ilr
nooaor to many of our readers as a leading advocate ~
of the African nice. He said : . .
" Several years ago I determined on a passage to
Europe, and made pe rsonal application to the Cap
tain of one of the line of steamem I emoted
my passage, and made arrengements to les.ve iny
family. A few days before my time of sailing, I re
ceived a message from M. Heim Cope, requesting •
an interview with me. I visited Mr. Cope, and toned •
that a passenger objectei to my visiting Europe la •
the same steamer. Mr. Cope advised me to give up
the Intention of going, which I did. He reMa• to
give me the name of the person who objected to my •
passage ; but I went to New York, and ascertained
his name from the captain. It was Bernard Carter,
a Virginia slaveholder of wealth and distinction.)
went to Portsmouth and took passage In a vessel
bound for Liverpool. After remaining some time
In England I prepared to return. I had seen Mr. ,
Carter in New York prior to my sailing, and nowi
met him In Liverpool upon the shipping dock. He
did not recognize me, and I found he was waiting
for the steamer for A merica.i He was grave and re
served in conversation, bet told me he was from •
Virginia. I replied that I was from South Carolina.
[Laughter.) This made a lellow feeling, and we
were at once on terms of intimacy. [Morelauhter.j.
Mr. Carter invited me to share his state-room with
him. [Great laughter.) On our return trio we had
as passengers a number of eminent Southern gen- •
tlemen, among them Arthur P. Haines, of South
Carolina, and David Hoffman, of Baltimore. On the
Flak re we became intimate hien& Mr. Carter
was a singniar man, and every morning he walked
for half an hour before breakfast. South Carolina
did the fame. [Great laughter.] We naed to Alt at
night on the forecastle, conversing shout American
affairs, and Mr. Carter always spoke with deference
of .the opinions of his friend Purvis. When veneer
ed New York harboethe captain celebrated the con
clusion of the trip by inviting as all to dinner. Mr.
Heiner , toasted! the President of the United States,
and I was called on for the response. /dy address
was warmly commended both by -Mr. 'Manor .and
Mr. Carter. After dinner I gave one of the stewards
liberty to tell any one be pleased that Mr. Carter
had been entertaining a negro. He did It. Whatt I
went on to the poop-deck I found Carter et
Haines looking very blue, and Hoffman cort a *
with laughter. They tested the truth of the 6 ry a
and none of them ever forgot It."—Bucks Count y
04:14:/.04:1:01&wAyloi:grzpibigni;i0:1 1 4
The following analysis of the romance-writer and
an estimate of the poet, as chums rather than In
dividuals, we trauriate from that powerftd work,
Tair: , 'a History of English Literature:
TUE sore:Lax.
What Is a novelist ? In my judgment be is a psy
eulogist, one who naturally and involuntarily repre
svots psycologswin action. Ho is nothing mortiand'
nothing less. He loves to picture to himself senti
ments, to touch their secret springs, and trace their .
precedents, and consequences, and thus contrive '
pleasure for himself. To him sentiments are forces
~f diverse tendencies, and of greater or less degree,
of grandeur. Little does he concern himself with
the justice or injustice of their manifestations. He
assembles them together in his personages, suid,con
ceiving a dominant quality, watches its effect on
I ,
other qualities, noting t o concordant or discordant
influences of temperame t, education and ocenpa
tin" 11.4"'ric(7rA, nnteo world ofThelina
on an nwa ee ng a -astute croon ur-ron
gunge and outward action. To this his work cede
rue itself. Whatever may be his own prediletticale,
he is indiffipent to them. A tree painter regards
with satisfaction a well set arm, and vigorous mna- -
ries, even if employed In knocking down a man ; a
true novelist delights in contemplating the gran
deur of an evil sentiment or the unfolding of a per-.
Melons character. .
His talent consists of sympathy, for this' is the on
ly faculty which copies nature with fidelity; sharing
the emotions of his characters his whole thought...hi
bent off registering their conflict and morning their
species and power. He represents them to us just
as they are in Their entirety, without undertaking
either to condemn,punlsh or pervert them; ho trans
ports them intact into our breasts, leaving us the
privilege of pronouncing judgment. What hestrives
to do la to render them visible; it is his aim to lilS
engage types which the accidents and imperfections
of real life obscure and distort, to bring the dmper
passions of humanity into relief, to bo moved 'with
the grandeur of the beings he has himself animated,
to make us forget ourselves through the potency of
his creative ability. In this expression of his power
we recognise art, indifferent and universal like tuv
tuns, but more free and more powerful, for,
In tak
ing up the sketchy, disfigured work of her rival, art
corrects nature's defects and renders her concep
lions effective.
It is the peculiarity of the poet to be ever. young,
to be ever exuberant. With us of the common herd
things are worn out ; sixty centuries of dvlllzatlon
have tarnished their original freshness ; we no long
er distinguish them except through a mist of stereo
typed phrases, which we constantly use withorit
comprehending them; instead of splendid flowers
they are tine vegetables; the to ono lorimeval for
eat Is for us only a well - areas and WO familiar
kitchen-garden. The Poet, on the central', con
fronts the world like the first man on the lint day.
All our catalogues and judgments, all the parapher
nalia of association and prejudice vanish limit his
mind instantly. Things to him seem new. He is
astonished, ravished. Sensations pour in on him
and oppress him ; it is the all-powerful life-blood of
human invention which, stagnant In us, In him re
sumes its flow. Fools pronounce the Poet ineAlle.—
The truth ts, he le clear eightexL In vain do We rest
inert, for nature la ceaselessly active. The ann
which rises so grandly to-day rises alit did at the
first dawn ; the flowing streams, these plants which
abound, these passions that agitate us, the forces
which plunge beings Into this tumultuous vortex
are now aspiring and embattling with the same ener
gy as on the day of their beginning ; the Immortal
heart of nature still palpitates, still expands Its rude
vestiture, throbbing and obtaining echoes from the
poet's heart when ours is no longer responsive,
In lfgal, the following advertisement appeared:—
" Mr. Daniel Lambert, or Leicester, the bossiest
man that aver lived. At the age of thirty-six years
he weighs urarda of fifty stone (fourteen pounds
to the stone , nr eighty-seven stones fourpOunds
London we ight (I. t. butchers' weight of eight
pounds to the stone), which Is ninetpone pounds
more than the great Mr. Blight weighed. Mr. Lam
bert will see company at his home, number fifty
three Piccadilly, next Albany, nearly opposite-ISL
James' Church, from eleven to five o'olock...c'plea
ets of admission, one shilling each." He Was onett
the lions of London for a time. Ilia exhibition
room (what a lemons place Piccadilly turbot' mlbr
giants, dwarfs, ken people, and IktpeOplel) was
visited by the high-born as weft as by thOvulear;
and he appears to have been respected as well as
looked at, tnr he was a kind and sensible man. fie
was always shocked at the Idea of any personal In
, dignity or insult being mat upon him on the ground
of his bulk, by coarse-minded persons; and this
known susecpilbility was generally respected. Mr.
Lambert was was healthy In spite of hls obesity.—
' dome yearn earlier, when he was thrice the weight
of an ordinary man, he could carry the weight of
live hundred pounds. During the last fifteen years
of his life, he drank nothing but water, and was tiii•
natty cheerful and good humored. Ma bulk , In
creased year by year, untft shortly before hit death,
in 113 0 0. he attained the unprecedented weight of
seven hundred and thirty-nine pounds (nearly fifty
three stones). His cattle was severnivalr Inches
long by fifty-two wide, and contained one hAndlvd
and twelve square feet of elm. TinYcodin Was regu
larly built upon axles and wheels; and not only the
window, but also the side of a room bad to be tak
en down, to afford a passage rertthe bulky was&
The wheeled coffin was Arawn to - fit- Martin's
chnrhyard, where a gradual descent wus made to
the grave be excavating the ground. We-remember
seeing, a few years ego, at a Wettriakenato the city
haul a
pair of shoes, the counterpart Of -some which hid
been made for the weighty Daniel - by a former own
er of the shop; they were, as Thomas Mood said at
stage-coachman's great-coati
Too broad to be conceived by hey narrownlind.
- as nor Mama
r 4, "We returned home on Tenradan n sus an
editor, " Mar a trip of six hnndred mile', in about
three and a half days, having. inAkatillne. pima
over four States, eine railrmds. four o.zen, and a bar ,
ouch% Any person who has done more in that
time, will please tortnt4o ,101n.5e,4 •
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