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wi‘h Joseph D. Dealer.
rose, Sep, 41. b. ISP.
DR E. L. BLAKESLEE,
PIT TS ICIA2I AND EDIDIE , tbi, tammed at !Smeltrs, Sem
r ,Satma i'eme•ty, 1 m will abused pely to all
ernith be may be messed. U/Ace at L.IL Bmtdsvem
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pn. E. L. GARD.NER,
11-21 D SURGEON, Montrose, Mace over
Krbte•Store. Boardrat Searies Rota.
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f!ASIIIONABLE TAILORS. Sbop ow. andirry
r Ncore, 1 . 041 c Avenue.
Mortraee. June I%
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noir , icieN SUR° VIN. harlus located !Annul( at
Iliezhnu.tedle.. Unwind:karma County. Pe., will attend to ell the
pa olth teLtch be tav 4vared with penaptheaw town attention.
2i of reqdence nest or Motto. Sao .
rchsnlville, Soot. Co., Pa., May 71 Isll.l.—if.
JOB N BEAU MONT,
wool. oennEß„ Cloth Mews, and Manufacturer, at the
%V ...ad known am Smith's Carding Machine, Terms mile
wurn the work is brought,
)pup 71..2 , 8
Dn. G. Z. DIMOCK,
PfintirssiciAw and SURGEON, ITONTROSE, Fa. (mm o n
rtrat, oppodta the RxruaLtuAar Office. Bakul. al I.
4...r0c.e, February Mb, ISSS.-lyp
C. 3L CRANDALL,
)I AS eCTUIXER of LlrumArboels, Wool Irbeel4, Wt.ce 1.
ae., hC Wood-taming done to order. an d
slmacter. tartans Shop sad Wbeel Factory In Dame'
Jsounry sore, e.
S. BENTLEY, JR., NOTARY PUBLIC,
T KES La...Jar= of Deeds, If ortes,, &c.,, for an
y.ate the Unit States. Pennine Vneee d fq,y
.etreteeiedded Mare tdm do sot rev:deaths ce4ilekte of the
,L,r. et tLe ththrL Eleeetrese. Jan.
DR. 11 L. ILINDRICH, _
AS: nab SITSXMON. nespwLfylly Let4Gio hLs pro :•.•
semi= Lo the crtlscas of FrieodsvilloarfE
pip e ~ i a Le of DT. Lea- ti tf oarej at J. liodur4'.s.
Prungr le. July $7,1554.-
E. W. 8311T$,
LrroaNair a O :3I7BBYLLOR AT LAW stC Lfzrzed
eteui Otte. ORS Ler* DTUI L
tqvkavekanns Depot Jannars Z. %I.
L&LLm Siaga t :lrancy Dry crows, Qrotkery,
1.1 try, 011 s. and Fahata. Boats t 0 ,41 Shot,. MIL
Ow" Purr, 13+1.,10 Groccrica. Fraviraoua.
Milford, Pa., Ay - ri/ 11,1864,-ti
S. H. SAYRE & BROTHERS.,
rat Dcaltts tr. Dry tioude.Oroccrieu Cractery.
!intr.... Po.. February .45.1866.
li LIFE. AGENT. Otlice f.
r auildt/it. cad of Britt Inc. la itils a.iwealta,ut h
ai aSice will be traztactaill by C. L. Crowa.
Rim. Fatima*. I. 1E44 --tf
J. D. VAIL, AL D.,
or ()NEUF/Mile PHYSICLAN, ha, p , rmater.tly lom7e,
hl.uszuf Iforitroae, Pa., °M., ha will promptly att. , ' •a• y@ tda Erafutalou *nth whicb be may he favored.
Rovedcuce Wmi the Court lious. guar Bentley .11.F1acIla! '
Febtuni 1, IEaIL-Oct. MR.
A. U. WARREN,
TTUENET AT LA BWThTT. BACK PAT lad PEI
SION CLAIM AGENT. AL Petslac Claims orefc: p.'"
0 Moe In room formerly occupied by Dr. Vail. la W.
3, 77e1 below Searle'' , Note]
Ndr.trose. Pt_ Feb. 1. IM4febl7yl
LBWIB KIRBY .5t., E. BACON,
11 , ESP constantly on hand a Tall evanply of every varlet)
a co.o , lsP.im.• and CONFELMONTRI ES. Cy etr;ct .
J:. tuelness and Intrhens!st deal. they tope to merit the Mors
..ronare of the Dahlie. An OYSTER w:id EATING dik LOON' It
4.vned to the (kora", where blends., In sea on, are served Ines
e , le that the tastes ofthe vat:at-demand. lienseenbevtLe p ear
Melt Geneeey rtazd, on Main Stens*" below the P
• , nee. 1iar.17,1855.—mch17,63.-tf
Dn. CALVIN C. HALSEY,
pErElcuis &ND SUL:OEht!, &ND g34.101;11 , i0 SCR
EON far PENSIONERS. Office oterthe none of J.L.,,tt
Soc. Nblic Ann. Boards et edr. Etheridge',
D. A.. BALDWIN,
A 71 e.ILNET AT LAW , and Pemdon, Bounty, and Beck IN)
9 /..rent, lax est Bend, Suequebeans CerrearT. Pn
(tre, spa. Annend 10. 1e13,-.1,
BOYD t WEBSTER,
Stoma Stove rtpe, T 1 Co 2r, and . 4ace'
LI Inn Ware; also, rilndow Sash, p.no Doom WIT(los.
s:tnaa. Pine Lumber and sll kinds of 13oUM= 11E11.'131s
x-r,th of aeralee Hotel, and Ca-rczter Shop near al.
11 ,, brd , canren,
torraosa. P 4.. Jaaratry 1, lESII.4f
..., Dn. WILLIAM W. SMITH,
' SMIGEWiI DENTha. Of over the Beallete
~ret : f Onaper . tt l ti o o. t,, All Destal d
eleaeleel. 11 , xnembes, ablee forraterty ot s ti.
Heatrcee. Jenetry 1. 1564..-41
E. J. ROGERS,
v.rd-NUFICIVP.EII of all destilone of WAG- I " z _
U. supto s, &c_ le the} -
,entyle nfir IrktnannWp and or the beta Inatestaia.` . ••
. knOwn mad of E. H. ItOI3EP.S, o few rode o.ot
bew. • -- - • • • •. •
le'r RovJ 3.14 - int:one, wtrere be mill be turay to re.
atU'e of all who 'ma anything in Ma Una.
DIL JOHN W. COBB,
rITtICI,S *no. Sunosuzi, ..speethanytcatirra hie sereltcp
In tn,. dawns `lung:lo3.ns Cortly. Be e-reexectst%
'Le Pure of .n 4 nu dinl treatment of nee:Lees el she
Gry •ad gar. sod no en9llll led revise to unrslcbt operation.
over W J & B 11 Malfornl.gte7,
K.S. ',l'. 0 Maple crelet. ewe of J. B. Tarbell's HotrL
ann,,, man. Oonnty. Ps, June 22. 181.2.-ef
BALDWIN & ALLEN,
n CALMS :t rwrit,Salt. Port. Fish,
,Lard. Oran. Peed
LP Candles. Clowr end Tiroorlty R. Also GROCERIES.
suzals. Mohines, Syrups. Sea aid Coffee. West skis o
!antic Avenue. one door below ,I, 'Etheridge.
lieutruer. Jutuary 1, 1.1314.-lf
DB. G. W. BEACH,
AIM SURGEOI . havlns penraneralY lo=tec
el elf Brooklyn Ya— tenders Us professional es ee', 'or esteem of b 7 noheruna County, on terms COMMCIaIIi •
Llt 'Mt 11, toms. Occt es the °fete of Ms We Dr. B. giclasmJ
in— and , aols at Ur, cnardson'a.
Bro.k . rn Coot,. Po.. Jose 0.1964.-19
F. B. WEEKS,
4BaCTICAL 1100 T AHD SHOE MASS: also Dover is
liws . Sawa, Leathoz.aad Madlags. 14:palrats soy
Loam.. and llspass.b. Two doomabove traria • Hots,
KoatTose. January 1, 115411
WM. it WM. IL JESSUP,
TIVIZTTEI AT LAW, Montrose, P. Practice In Basque
Bmit.a, Warne. Wyoming amid Lin:erne Ootnit
Mont..., Pa, January IS, na.
ritt , TlllCT ATTORNEY AND ATTORNEY AT LAW
rtlre over the Shore CRlattrly oet , RAcd Poet FTtllen
ararnse, datatsry 1. 1860.
J. LYONS et SON,
DEA-LICKS L 7 DST (loom. Grnucrlea.enunkery.llanivaruk,
Tinware, Stooks. Mexodeorta. and all kitolt of Masi
t..meosti Sbeet %Junk, tc_AII.K. carry on U. Itool. 1112:11
In hrulucles. J. LAVA..
,unne, January 111864. o. a. urns.
F . ) C&LEIL ilf DRUGS. 4EDICIVEL , .CIIEIIIOA.Lb,
if Panne, (rile. 115.4tuffe. Vannlalen, Window Glam.
GrOCZ[II2II4 CrOCACTS. Glaasaart_, wel-rapnr.
an. Fancy Onotla,earflunery,t3unnanal- nuessments, Tram
..nanna Br:atm itn.,—and,Agent far all of thn moat nonce.
kr Medlnlwa. Ifoutroae, January 1. 1061.
C. O. FORDHAK,
v:, t o orairing done neatly. Srkll
done wten prow
died. klontrom &sail 1.1811.4 f
CHARLES N. STODDARD,
rickLE.R In BOOTS & SHOES, Le^lhcr end Fk4
wn:aaninefl order. Wel. Searle%
. nod repairing done neatly.
itenOme. Pa- December (/.1865.
L H. BURNS.
A rruktllET AT LAW. efilite with inlibittC.T. Tnmu. Fn
onp.ite Spar Pettotha azd Lthutay eu•-ful• .
~P amtie r. Con el .LuttioDrotupnY =Ade
tutm Nog .2 1814. tt.
B. B. LYONS & co
DEaLEEZI, taDalf (H 0001501:0CSILIES. BOOTS. NU° Eli
Ladle ()alters. Carpeta, 011 Clotho, Wall and Wlndoar P
x. Paa.ta. Oils, 10. : Start oa the cast late of Pnl?Lic Avettus.
, , x)oso • . . . " • ' I. D. 2.1,X4
Mouton. Joarazy 1. 38C4.41 - .
nEm.,,rab. IN .MRI '190D6. Drtum ilmllciiten. kolas. Ulla
lrv.rirockeMr. Iron. Clockn, Watchen, Jur.
Corm= *moos, Perfumery &c.., Mick block. tlontrooe.
c.r ACAD A. wOmoun S.D./DATED
lottode. Junnarp 164.
, VAZINST AND C11.64.E,
• r k==9: . l ', lrr t-7 ar rdned at sbort oink*.
_and WasNooms foot eel%
MoDtrume. Mara S. U 65.4.1
.juaNsiaLE TAlLutt, Bela mocir.„oirs, itAtod.
Wotan% 6 Foatee.xttonp, Mwstrnes.
nalron. A. July 1!.789.
- • -
e - 1 ;
Our army was on the move again, baggage was sent
to the rear,
And by many a sign to a soldier knowii we judged
that a battle waa near;
And after a ixtureh of lesalthan a week, a battle came
off as we greased,p
But it wee not on the field, in an open fight, I got
this hole in my breast.
At early dawn our brlgudien-next day he was shot
through the head—
Flung out a ile of skirmishers, liked blind man's
Feeling their way. I rode on the left. My heart was
as light a: air,
So blithe was the morn, and beneath me so gay sprang
my beautiful thoroughbred mart.
Sledge, a pure Morgan, a capture of mine, redeem
ed from a service of aharne—
Madge, trained to the bugle, at sound of the charge
taming to fury and tl.tue!
(By a cowarid bestrid to the front of the tight her
:nettle had hurled him the same,)
Yet easy to rule by a word or Care-Baas the baby that
gave her a name.
Madge, little lour-yea•+ola sister at home, I galloped,
thinking of you I
Baby, that snaitad when I kissed her good-by, pleased
with my buttons and blue.
Mother and :staters and hornein my heart, I galloped,
fearless and free,
With a wary eye tar a, stir In the brush Or a gun
barrel round a tree:
We rode apart, as I sold before, and the bridle-path
Plunged into a wooded hollow, and I'd by the grassy
edge of a brook
The water on this side, the trees on that, I was rid
ing as still as I could,
When something, bright as my sabre, dashed out
of the heart of the wood.
I Just remember the whistling balls, a crash and a
violent bound ;
When I came to myself, It was twilight or more,
and I lay with Madge on the ground
She with an ugly hole in her flank, and her costly
blood, like wine,
Bathing the and, and, meetlug a stream from these
alattlertd ritalat mine.
Her hoofs at my hrenst and my arm On her neck, I
lay, but for her, alone,
And the row , n rode up to the midnight sky, and
down through the hollow shone;
Then, once in a while, she lifted her head, breathed
short, as if she sighed,
And turned a pitiful, questioning look at the ragged
' wound in her side.
Over the violet rim of the dawn the moon dropped
round and large,
Over the wild dark eastern hills came the sound of
the tingle--a charge
Once more she lifted her fiery hold, neighed soft
and clear in reply,
And lay stilt again with her nostril stilt and a film
on Ler crescented eye.
And all that day the battle raged, I heard the h.tt
The musketry's rattle, the rifle's crack, and hoofs
that the th shook under—
yl3lng here, a:..1 charging thert. , —cras there laeSer a
foot to stray
Where Madge and I together were couched on all
the flowers of May
They'd resd mymame on the Hats, at home—"ml6-
rion"—nothine to 1 , 01 ,
It 1 fiord away to a Southern den, or, happier,
Mt.] as I fell;
I tried to meet death as a soldier should, patient and
calm to be,
But I thounht,-"if I mine out of this, it shall make
a different man of me."
My thinkinir was done When they found me there,
halt dead with pain and thirst;
They were merciful lianas that bore me thence, they
were tender handl that nursed.
1 shall ride into Richmottd, sum, with Grant: ni be
tit for duty
But, oh, my beautiful MAdze that lies in the wild
RS MP.S M. E. ROBINSON
The duties of a spy, though both disagreeable
and dangerous, did nut deter Colonel Hastings
from offering biA services towards ascertaining the
position and aomhtion of the king's troops, than
quartered in t anala. He was a brave and
handsome young officer, warmly attached to the
American cause, and willing to sacrifice his life,
if need be, fur the good of his countryman who
were fighting for liberty and the right.
He was fully aware of the risk he incurred—
nor was he ignorant of the fate awaiting him
should he be suspectel and taken. By means
of various disguises be had reconnoitered Pretty'
thoroughly, and had acquired much information
of an important na4ure. He had about resolved
to return to the American camp and report him-,
self to the commanderdn chief, when the fol
lowing incident strengthened his determination.:
While walking along one clay, musing upon
the exciting events which were then transpiring'
he was met by one of the common, soldiery who
stopped to speak; The Irian looked animated,
and seemed plesged with his thoughts..
" Halloo, comrade!" be cried. You're going
the irrorg way."
"1 gm..ss not," replied Hastings, carelessly,
" Well, 1 s'pose you know best; but you'd
better go back to camp with me. I'm going to
get a description of the chap that's been playing
the spy," added the man. familiarly.
" What about him ? WS all news to me," re
plied the Colonel, tuiconcernedly, though his
pulse beat a little quicker at the man's language;
hot he had long exercised a severe government
over the play of his features, and not a muscle
expressed surprise. a
"You must be deaf, then, for everybody is
talking about him to-day," continued the other.
"His name is ToMsTonett, and he's been skulk
ing round here, listening to what the officers
sly, pumping the men, and "trying to find out
what the next move is to be. But they've smelt
a rat. There's a bounty offered for his head,
and he's as good as a dead man."
- Good enough for kith r' exclaimed the Col
onel, who still maintained the same indifferent
demeanor "His life i n't worth much, that's a
fact. But I say, comrade," he added, slapping
the soldier familiarly on the shoulder, "isn't
hanging a little bei good fur the rascal?"
The man repli4d with a coarse laugh and,an
oath, and then pagsed on his way, leaving Has'-
' ings in no t nyiablq state of mind. Had the fellow
been acquainted with him detection would have
been inevitable. lle—Hasiings---ind left the
barracks early that morning, noticing nothing.
nosed; but Kt/lushly his absence, added to
. it .
Cher eircumstanctia, laid awakened suspicion.
of a moment wait to be lost; hie life depended
upon instant colibealment, as flight at that
hour (it bring about four in the afternoon) would
be attended with extreme danger. The soldier
would hear is description Of his person, tell his
story, the alarm eiQuid be giren,.and a score of
enemies be immediately on his track.
I The young officer hastily entered a thick
growth ref trees near byand looked about for
some place of refuge. He could discover twill
, ing which uttered the slightest protection but a
. large brush-heap, but us no better refuge could
ilia found, he concealed himself as well us pout
, ble betieuth it. .
fie heard the tramp of horses' feet and the
COteee of men, in a very short time, which was a
very good reasod for concluding that he had
not secreted himself a minute too soon. They
parsed the Spot Where he lay without halting,
and breathed more freely when the
echo of their shouts was lost in the distance-
. Time dragged on slowly. The - pound was
estremefu cold and tiampikuut . .the effects of a
i, cent rain, - antradded to the ttoPlettgootoes 4 of
. 1 ,
tis situation. He dared ; not stir for &tit of La
mming the attention or sine person mini might
e lurking in the viciriby,! and Ilia stiffened
imbs began to pain him copaiderably.
' For several days he had hot been well, and be
felt that he was rapidly hecomiog worse. Cold
Chills ran over him, his head was hot anti ached
badly, and a general langour pervaded his whole
system. :What tlould he dor. It was now quite I
dark, hut< unfortuoattly for him the moon shone •
brightly-and he feared being seen if he attempted
leaving bis present position.- $o for two - more
lone hours lid lay 'titer , benumbed with cold,
and,growing , so - rtntieh worse - 4Lat ye' fisted,
without assistance, beii 410 die. , But it it was
dangeto l o l to" ii was 9,!4.4 1 .,Y, :. 4 aWdu C clf,. to
remain : To be hanird ..41i4,,,jirtz",./144).01,41.7
MONTROSE, SUSQ. CO., PA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1865.
" Freedom and Right agairti!rt Slavery and Wrong."
very pleasant idea to contemplate, and ho
groaned at the thought of dying there alone.
AS this moment he remembered having seen
a small cabin at a short distance. He would aoek
it, throw himself upon the mercy of the inmates,
and beg assistance and protection.
He pushed aside the brush cautiously, and af
ter glancing from side to side hurriedly, crept a
little way upon his feet, and then gradually
raised himself to an upright position This was
not accomplished without severe effort ; his limbs
were weak and cramped; and he tottered as he
walk, d. His head felt so light and dizzy that
it was some minutes before he could recollect
in what direction the cabin was situated; but his
mind became somewhat clearer at length, and
he moved slowly forward.
Suffering much bodily pain, and wearily drag
ging one Toot after the other, he saw a light
twinkling in the distance, which indicated the
proximity of the lowly dwelling. Ile did not
know whether the occupants were whigs or to
ries, hut he trusted in Providence, and went
forward more hopefully.
He apprached the cabin, but paused at hear
ing the sound of voices. Taking a few more
noisless steps he was enabled to glance through
a rude window, and perceived two men and
two women sitting within. The young olli•
cer was shoot to knock at the door, when the
word "spy" reached his ears, causing him to
forego his intention, and listen to hear more.
" 1 am quite confident we shall succeed," said
"The reward is worth trying for, at any rate,"
returned the other.
" What will be done with him if he should
lw captured?" asked the youngest of the two fe
"No matter!" said the elder of the two men,
• They won't be likely to let him go again,"
added his companion, with a significant shrug
of the khouldera.
" be treated as spies usually are, relia
bly," remarked the middle-aged woman who
had not yet spoken.
The younger shuddered and looked thought
"I wish this unnatural war was ended, it so
brutalizes. the human character," she said,
earnestly; idler a pause.
"The sooner the rebels are conquered the
quicker it will be ended," said one of the men.
"So you see it is our duty to catch ibis spy, who
is said to be very cunning and useful in bis
way. He can't be a great distance otr and rut sot - tn
as we 4.et rested we must take to the woods and
hunt him down."
The other gave his hearty consent to this
proposal, and talking over their plans together
both men left the cabin and passed so near to
our hero, [bat by raising their hands they might
hale touched him; but the darkness which bad
succeeded the moon's departure, favored him,
and he remained undiscovered.
Waiting until he could no longer hear the
footsteps nor voices of the retreating figures,
he stepped softly to the door and tapped.
The latch was raised, and a voice demanded,
" Who's there?"
"A friend; one, at least, who has not the
power to injure you," was the reply.
The door opened wider, and the pale haggard
face of the applicant wns exposed to the wo
man, who Scrutinized him steadily and close
-Come in," she said, briefly.
"lam in distress," said Hastings. "I apply
to you because you are a woman and I cannot
target that a woman was first at the sepulcher
of I am sick, weary, hungry and sorely
pressed by my enemies. I am the American
spy for whom a reward is utr , red. You con
save me or deliver the Into the hands of your
husband, or those WIN) have gone in pursuit of
The mother and daughter exchanged glance;
bat neither .poke, and Hastings anxiously
awaited the decision of his fate.
The woman Who had opened the door now
signified by a motion of the hand that he should
enter. fie did so, and a seat was placed for
him twside the daughter, whose sympathies were
obviously en listed. She glanced sym pat hizing ly
at hnidejeded countenance, and n(4O his f
tering steps and limbs trembling with weak
"We can give you food, but our protection
will avail but little after my busband'a return,"
said the woman.
"Can you not conceal me?" asked Hastings,
earnestly. "Heaven will reward you for the
The mother looked at her daughter, and the
two conversed together in a low voice.
" We will do what we can," said the former,
briefly, as she placed refreshments before him
and signified to him to eaL
"Do not stop to talk," she aided, quickly, as
the young officer endeavored to express his
gratitude. "There is no time to lose, and ((yid
will do you more good than anything else."
Hastings did not wait for a second bidding,
and the nutritious beverage soon had the eff.ct
to renew his strength and inspire fresh courage.
His head felt less giddy, the cheerful fire warm
ed his stiffened limb. ' and he would certainly
bare fallen asleep in big chair had not a feeling
of dread lest the men - should suddenly return,
caused him to look often anxiously toward the
. - -
"They will he gone two hoots," said the
youngest female, as if to re assure him on that
Hastings signified his thanks, and looked at
the fair speaker so attentively that a crimson
glow stole over her expressive countenance,
making her look more interesting than before.
He torgot, for the moment, himself, ids illness,
the danger he had incurred, the risk he now
ran, everything in contemplating her symmet
rical figure, regularity of features, and the be
nevOlunt kindness that beamed from her eyes.
He was startled from his revery by the barking
of a dog
" You are lost I" she exclaimed. "Father is
Hastings started to his feet and looked hur
riedly about for some mode of egress besides the
door by which he had entered.
The young girl shook her head, and her
cheek paled with terror. Hastings knew that
diicuvery was inevitable if be remained where
he was, and that the result would be equally fa.
tad if he ventured to leave the cabin.
The young girl stood an instant as if spell.
bound, when the voice. came nearer and nearer.
suddenly she sprang towards a door which
opened into a dark clost.t.
"Go in !" she whispered, " and secrete your-
self behind those clothes."
The officer mechanically obeyed, and the
door wall quickly closed, and fastened upon him,
while his ueLiverer, with uncommon self-posses
sion, placed herself in the chair he had just va
cated, anti drew up to the small table on which
food had been placed, and very deliberately
She had hardly done so when her father and
Ida companion entered the cabin, Loth looking
somewhat di-humored and disappointed.
" What are n you up and eating for, at this
hour, 11,ttie? naked the former, abruptly, re
garding the young girl with a look of astonish
ment and displeasure.
" lieciuse I am hungry," was the unhesitating
Well, and so are we hungry, girl; so get
sometbing - qulck, for we've got to ride a dozen
miles 'yet; that is if the fellow don't disappoint
us =tin. Confound html we might have been
on the right track by this time if the horses had
been fortheming," be muttered, as Hettie (es
he called her) busied herself in placing eatables
before them, as she had been bidden.
While this had been transpiring the mother
had silently left the cabin, entered an out
building, and was preparing a comfortable place
in which to conceal Hastings before her hus
band's return; and this will account for her ab
sence :when his proximity had been so oppor
tunely discovered by the young girl
While the mon were satisfying the demands
btaprietice re.-entered, but' started. back in
alum o perceiving what a change to affairs the
last Stern tainutea had wrought. Bettie caught
her cyeoind . terrarninfr, glance checked' the ex
clamation that was on her Bps, and recalled
te e kEVVE,4ll64.—..-.4,..,_ 44.
" Well?" she said, interrogatively, approach
ing the table.
" We've had to wait for horses, and the rascal
will give us the slip if we don't ride for dear
life," returned her husband moodily. "I say,
Ben," he added, with an impatient gesture,
"haven't you almost done eating?"
"Just finished," replied Ben, pushing back
his chair and buttoning his coat. "I'm all ready."
" We'll go then, us soon as I get another hat,"
and he approached the closet which conialudd
the object of their solicitude and pursuit. The
speaker stepped in and commenced searching
for the article he had named.
The reader can imagtne the sensations of our
hero, as he crouched behind a pile of bedding,
trembling lest a sudden movement of the man
should expose his person. lie was certain that
his heart beat loud enough to be heard—and
when he felt the clothes move before him by
gave all up for lost.
The emotions of the young girl Web none the
less Intense. Her face assumed an ashy hue, her
feet seemed glued to the thaw, and her breath
almost stopped as her eye marked each motion
of her father. Aa he advanced near the corner
where she know Hastings stood she placed her
hands before her eyes and sank into a chair.
Rut discovery did not ensue. The hat was
found at length, and when Hettia raised her
eyes she breathed more freely. Her father
stood without the closet, while his eompanion
was assuring him that if much more time Was
wasted theymight as well giveup the undertaking.
"Where is he?" inquired the women, when
the men had gone.
"In there," mplied the daughter pointing to
It is a providence indeed!" was the fervent
ejaculation of the mother, as she comprehended
hie narrow escape.
Nu time was lost in conducting Hastings to
the out-building we have named. It was entered
but seldom, little used, and being SO near the
rendezvous of the king's troops would not be
likely to be subjected to a very thorough search
by big enemies, who probably believed him
much farther ofE
In this place he remained several days, re
ceiving the best of care from both mother and
daughter, who visited him as often as they could
without attracting observation. Wuen his
strength bud partly returned, and he was able
to travel, his generous protectors furnished him
with a suitable disguise, and by means of the
husband's absence were enabled to assist him a
considerable distaues up Jeoeney. lie
encounte" many difficulties and dangers, and
felt himself far from secure until he had passed
the British lints, and knew he had nothing
more to fear
But he did not forget the maiden whose
prompt action saved his life, Atto• the close of
the war he met her again under more auspicious
circumstances, and pleasant acquaintance ter
minated in happy marrLige.
LETTER FROM A. WARD. J 8
W.UIITNOTON, Orgl.lSt inth.
Ott me return from Canady to these city
form' the Place in a perfeck Fewroar of egaite
went. Thar waz weepin' an' whalin an' smash
in' of Teeth, so to speak, among the Copper
beds. An the weepin' & whalin' continoos. It
air sad to behole. &only I waz haterdoosed to
the the seckret ov their grate Greet
When a man loss's a dear friend don't he
morn t Er he's not altogether a stony-harted
cuss he duz
Val, the Demyoerats hey brat sum this
CremeAily. They died suddinkly. 2
Scunbodv oseid.witly oho Prop. from 'l
der a platform onto which they was stanclin
with a rope round thare necks. Its not consit
ered holesum to hey the props noekt from un
der a platform onto which a feller ar standiu
with a rope a round a feller's neck. Not mu :IL
A.ltho Tye ben tolled suet ov 'em didn't suffer a
ioter, yet it must be coufcsst that 3 ov 'em died
(Those is a Pun —No extry charge)
Buy the hey, noonieris demycrets hey dirk
with ropes aroun there necks the present season.
An that ackounts fer the hellahellew the nor
theta Secesh papers ii zuakui. They is nauurn
in frr that from.
Which reminds me nv a little iosident.
The other day I obsarved 4 6 . ray-heded chaps
settin onto the steps ov the White house, weep
in as tho [hare harts wood busteth. I must con•
fess that it air a touchin specktikil to witness 4
gray-Teded chaps settle onto the steps ter the
white house weepin as tho there harts weAt
I drew near unto them, an thus I did say:
"Why weepest thou so copiously, my gray &
festiv' youths ov the Silver lox? Why air these
Learn epilt r
"Our grandson air sentenzed tu be hung," an
gered one, keerless), droppin' a pair ov No. 1
tears at me feet. "He's senteozed to he hung,an
we air endevrin' to procoor his partial ; but the
President mimes to grant us aintzr-fo or listen
tu our tears."
"What halt thy gran blast doieth?” I
respectfully queried, co meltid by the
pmernil devosbun egshibnid by the quartet or
Otanfathers, an wishin at the same tune that I
owed 4 rich kind-harted grandfathers. Tno I
mugt say I wood amchly prefer blown a 2 forty
"What halt thy grandson blast doineth ?" I
nuthin a tall," replide No. 2. "It was a
mere tnful—hardly wuth noticin. One day the
innersent boy (he's only 281 got short ov grPen
ha.; an wishi to replenish his pure. In one ov
his childish pranks ho caved in the heti ov a oie
chap with a brick, an nockt his branes out with
a club. Then he kilt him with a pitch fork. an
borrowd the contents ov his pocket book. This
ar all he dun, an now they is goin to hang him
"An," chimed in grandad No. 3—" nod yet he
never was gilty ov killin' the same ole feller b 4
An he alias votid the demoaratic ticket 2, an
saw that his naybor voted erly and orften ; and
he voted agin the. solgers, 2. An now they air
gone ler to hang him just fur slitely killiu
Black Republican "
And thare tears teit thick and fastly—so festly
that they washt the steps away in front or the
President's house ! A candid Truoth.
I didn't interneed for the youth of 2
I thort the sooner he waz hung up the safer it
wood be fer the undersind. I air free to admit
there is some Black Republicanism stickin to
me I think the black solgers wot fit fer the
Goy'atent air better niggers than the white tilt.
ters that fit & talkt against it. P'rsps sum Cop
periled may hear uny, or 1 hey ortten herd 'etn
say—"lf you bad your choice, wood u sooner
sleep with a Buck nigger or a enpperhed?" To
those we wood make reply—"Ef we had our
choice, we woodn't sooner sleep with neither."'
Tho a union Back nigger air as good as a dis
union Buchanan. Ef the Cop desires to slumber
with the niggerow, let him siumberest, the Cut
ly wood hay the west or the Bargain. But we
dowt of Cuffy's moril intelleck is debast enuft
accept sich a bed feller.
But we air digressin.
To return In thee Youth with 4 gmnfatlicra—
Bturn ole Andy didn't listen to there tears. .But,
in the langwidge or Shakspeart; he critic "Uri
with his neck 1.-so much for Buchananham r'-
br words to these effeck. An his neck waz Orfd !
An now the coppered pres iz cumin down on
Andy "like a fold on the wolf"—as the pub has
becawe he woodn't listen to the granpa
rents' tears, an pardin the murderer. But
• "Twas ever than sieve boyhood's hour
That'eope . gtt muddy down in the month ;
Of teas they aline shed a shower
• When, theta hens Alf hung fee eteelin. St. four
(11.11141 in 'cominittin other crimes to b4le'the
eußny,Stxttli." .—Bard of Town !1011.
Preps t should say a word about Peucilvany
Pollytickz, which Is rather East and tanglcd.L--
They is so much gontoosed its difficult to tell
who wants which, or which he 'Wants, Which
Vot, or who is which who will git which who
wants which to get which the ot.. • who which
wants his which to get which th. rher which
wont get which who—who—which wet—which
did i say ? You see I get a Rule mist meself.
Ilion's think l know much about Pennsyl
vania Ptdaittelot • - Weiss. IL
Mr. lathy Searches the guipure! and gets Oom-1
SAINT'S REST, (wich is in the Stait uv ?
Noo Gersey,) Aug. Illh, 1865. I
The contempinalmn uv the nigger, hez, in
time past, given me a grate deel ov trouble.—
Nigger hez to me bin a lnkubus, a nitemare,—
I never cood see why the species wuz created,
never cooti I understand why they wuz put on
to the face ov the earth, any more than toads or
uther disguetin obgecks. But last nite a lite
bust onto me—l seed it all/.
I was low spirited and deprest. Jeff. Davis
a plain in a loathaum dungun—the English cap
pitalista a mournin for their cotton bonds and re
fusin to be comforted because the Confederacy
is not—Mrs. Surat a danglin in the air, Military
Courts plenty and hahis corputis akarce—the
loosenia with which people put ther cottony into
7-20's—the soljers returniri and goin for con:00°-
811nel dimakruts, and the giuml demoralization
uv Dimocrisy, all conspired to give me the hor
rors, and to add to my distil -41s, the jug wuz
out ! ! To avoid madnia, I took up the Bible (1
board with a Justis uv the Peace who hez to
keep one to swam witnesses on, and happened
to open at the 9th chapter uv Jennysis. You
know all about that blessid chapter.
Noer, after that the water went down, cum
down from Aryrat, went into farmin and plant
ed gropes extensive 1 day he took a nip too
much, and laid down with insudishent clothin
onto him. His 2nd son Ham seed him inn that
phyx, and when Noer awoke, while biz hair
wuz still pullin, he cast him hiz posterity,
sed they shod b servants forever.
11am, (wick in the origenal Hcbru signifies
a hind quartur ov a hogg,l was thee father uv
the Afrikins, and they hay his slaves every
I seed a lite 2 wunst —I realised thee import
ense uv the niggro. Hec is the connectin lynk
Inn the chaos uv sircumstanses whic led too the
rormashen ov the Demekratick parte—be hez
kept the blessid ole rnashene a runnin 2 this da.
Whiske, or wine, wich is the Sam thing, maid
Ham seed Neer incintrateed.
four gust Ham, with timed him inter a nyg
ger and a survant
That the akripters mite bee tullttlled, the chil
dren uv Man wuz brat to Amerika, to be se:-
Van ce hear.
Wikkid men zit themselves agin the skripters,
and tried to make men uv the Riggers,
The Dimekratic party ariz fer the pnrpus
keepin the nigger d.iwn. and that delightful biz
his given them employment for morn 30 yeere.
Ez i shet the book i eocul not help remarkin,ln
the words uv the sammist,
"Good Lord upon wat slendur threds
Hang everlasting things."
Sposin Noer, instid of plantin grapes, had gon
to practisin law, or into the grocery biznia, or
buyin prodoose on commishn, or patio up pat
ent medicine—he woodent have got inebriated,
he woodent hey cost Ham. Ham woodent hev
turned black, there woodnt bay bin no nigger,
no Ablishuists, and consequently, no Dime
Or, sposn nil uv Ham's childern hed takn dip-
Llatrin, and died--tho eckmo :vault wood hey ful
Whisky maid Nigger, Nigger made Dimocri
sy. Tak away Whisky and Dimocri
sy woodent be ov no more akkonnt than a 1
armed man at a raisin.
Whisky ! Nigger ! Dimocrisy ! Oh savory
cuann nv us read the ekripters ennff.
Pwraoutun V. N Aasv.
Lail Dieter tie the Uhurch tra the A ... iv Diepensa
DeMc'T MLIVE TME BOYS FROM HOME.—Moth
ers who are disturbed by.the noise and untidiness
of boys at home, must he careful, lest by their
reproaches they drive their children from home
in search of pleasure. The Transcript gives a
case in point:
"There are those balusters all finger marks
again," said Mrs. Cary, as she made haste with a
soft linen cloth to polish down the shining oak
again. "George," she said, with a flushed face,
as she gave the cloth a decided wrench out of
the basin of suds, "if you go up these stairs
again before bedtime you shall be punished."
"I should like to know where I ern, to go?"
said George, angrily. "I can't stay in the Mich
en, I am so In the way; and I can't go in the
parlor for fear I shall muss that up; and now
you say I can't go up to my own room. I know
a grand place where I can go," he added to
himself; "boys are never told they are in the
way there, and we can have lots of fun. I'll go
down to Niles's corner. I can smoke a cigar
now as well as any body, if it did make me
awful sick the first time. They shall not laugh
at me again about
And so the careful housekeeper virtually drove
her son from her door, to hang about the steps,
and sit under the broad, inviting portico of the
village grog-shop Do you think she gained or
A SECEET OF YOCTEL—There are some wo
men who cannot grow old—women who, with
out any special effort, remain always young and
attractive. The number is smaller than it should
be, but there is still a suMcient number to math
the wide difference between this class and the
other. The secret of this perpetual youth lies
not in beauty, for some women poesess it who
are not at all handsome; uor In dress, for they
are frequently careless in this reapect, so fax as
the mere arbitrary dictate, of fashion are con
cerned ; nor in having nothing te do, for these
ever young women are always as busy as bees,
and it is very well known that idleness will fret
people into old age and ugliness faster than
The charm, we imagine, lies in a sunny tem
per—neither more nor less, the blessed gift of al
ways looking on the bright side of lite, and of
stretching the mantle of charity over every
body's faults and failings. It Is not much of a
secret, and we have watched such with great bi
terest, and a determination to report truthfully
for the benefit of the rest of the sex. It is very
provoking that it is something which cannot be
corked tip and sold for fifty cents a bottle ; but
as this is impossible, why, the most of us will
have to keep on growing as ugly and disagreea
ble as possible.
TiflaSTICB.-Bpeaking of an exhibition in
calisthenics at a young ladies' institute, the
elpringfield Republican says:—" Imagine an im
mense area full of beautiful young ladles, all en
thusiastically engaged in gymnastics! It is true
they don't put themselves in such Curious posi
tions, nor tie themselves tip in such remarkable
knots as we have seen the Ravels (though most
of them would not object to being tied in the
proper manner.) yet their deeds are sufficiently
novel to be profoundly interesting to the un
married man. And when this physical culture
goes band in hand, as it does here, with mental
and moral development, we can say heartily, if
not elegantly, 'Girls, go in on your muscle.'—
Who knows hut there would be fewer worth
less scamps for husbands than there are now, if
they all understood that their wives could pol
ish them when they didn't behave?"
Virralleyrand once took the conceit out of
a young coxcomb at some table in Paris, where
he chanced to be dining. "My mother," said
the dandy, " was renowned for her beauty. She
was certainly the handsomest woman I ever
saw." "Ab !" taking his measure at once, "it
was your father, then, who was not good-look
arA young man whilst standlog up to be
married takes tbe palm.
ri'Even a ono-armed man,lf loyal in a right
eous war, Is doubly armed, for he bath his guar•
fare. pitch battle—two'dozkics throwing tar
pots at each other.
e hommrr lout likely to tilt the nail
ptl "11/Se dteltdauy4mtwon •
ET ITENEY W. LONGFELLOW
Theavilight is sad and'cloudy,
The wind blows wild and free,
And like the wings of sea:birds
Flash the white caps of the see.
But In the fisherman's cottage
There shines a ruddier light,
And a little tsee at the window
Peers out Into the night.
Close close It is pressed to the window,
As f those childish eyes
Were looking into the darkness,
To see some tom arise.
Andes woman'a waving shadow
In pw.elng to and fro,
Now rising to the ceiling
Now bowing and bending low.
What tales do the roaring ocean,
And the night wind, bleak and wild,
As they beat at the crazy casement,
Tell to that Ilttle child?
And why does ill,. rosli e g ocean,
And the night-wind, wild and bleak,
As they beat at the heart of the mother,
Drive the cob" - teem bee check
Thou oomest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales Lueeasant tanned,
Brighter than brightest silks of Samareand,
And stately oxen b nested to thy wale!
Thou atandest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold ; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o'er the land
lilleaaiug the farms through all thy vast domain.
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven's o'erhaugitig eaves,
Thy steps are by the farmer's prayers attended;
Like limes open an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy oration splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves
" Agate," of the Cincinnati Gazetti, who was
with judge Chase in his recent tour through the
t3outh, de s cribes as follows an old negro whom
the party met at Key West, and coocernini
whom a bnef paragraph has already been la
pv int The character thus araphically katon...
might be well worked up by a capable novelist :
"Presently there carritreliurrying tip a stalwai
negro, with the physique of a prize fighter; body
round as a barrel, arms knotted with mitscli.
that might have belonged to a race-horse's leg,
chest broad and deep, with room inside for tie
play of an ox's lung. So magnificent a
al development I have never seen before
since. The head was large, but the broad fore
head was very low. Above it rose the crisp,
grizzled wool, almost perpendicular for a beige*.
quite as great as that of the exposed part of the
forehead; and the bumps above the ears and et
the back of the bead were of a correspondinc
magnitude. The face was unmistakably Aire
can—glos , y black, with widely distended nos.
trils, thick lips, and a liquid but gleaming ey•.
This was Laudie old men- 4 130A in
my sebenty-tree yeah, ash,' he said, himself—
yet the strongnst man on the island, the richest
of the negroes, the best farmer here, and with a
history as romantic as that of any Indian whom
song and story have combined to make famous.
"He was a native of Maryland; had bought
himself fur three thousand two hundred dollars
from his master, and had earned and paid over
the money ; had removed to Florida, and been
engaged at work on a railroad, where he had
already accumulated what ftr him was a hand
some competence, when his little house burned
down, and his free papers were lost in the fire.
A gang of unprincipled vagabonds at once de
termined, there being no accessible evidence of
his freedom to be produced against them, to
seize him, sell him in the New Orleans market
and pocket the proceeds. He frustrated their
attempt by whipping the whole party of six;
then hearing, that they were to lie re-enfs'rced
and were to try it agile, he deliberately proceed.
ed to the publiesquare, accompanied by Li•
wife, cut the leaders of his ankle-joitit, plunged
a knife into his hip-joint on the other side, and
then sinking down on a wheelbarrow, finished
the work by chopping off with a hatchet the
fingers of his left hand ! Meanwhile, an awe
struck crowd of while men gathered round, but
made no attempt at interlerence. Finally, brand
ishing the bloody knife, Landie shouted to the
crowd that if they persisted in their effort to sell
a freeman into slavery after he had once, at at.
extortionate price, bought himself out of it, hi
right arm was yet strong, and he had one blew
reserved, after which they were welcome to
sell Dim for whatever he would bring.
"That the essentials of this story are true,
there is unquestionable evidence. The finger,
on his left hand are mutilated, and the sears on
the hip and ankle ere still fearfully distinct,
while besides there are still white eye-witnessei ,
to testify to alp main facts.
'• Dimities powerful constitution brought bite
through; he was confined to bed six months;
then he began to hobble about a little, and at
the end of the year was again able to support
" He showed us throurh what he proudly
called his plantation. Ripe sapadillos bun ,
from the tree; and a particularly large 'sour.
sop' was pointed out as specially intended for
our dinner. He had a little patch of tobacco;
green cocoanuts rested at the top of the palm
like stems; and tamarinds were abundant; the
frican cayenne pepper berry was hanging on
little bushes, and one or two of the party who
had been promiscuously experimenting on Lan
die's fruit Cause to grief when they reached it,
and were heard complaining that their 'months
were afire.' Plucking two or three little berrie.,
of another Rind, Landic handed them to the
Chief Justice, 'Take dem home and plant 'exit
in your garden, and you'll hab you own coffee
Allah while.' 'But coffee won't grow, Landle,
where I Live.' 'Don't kdow 'bout did, Fah. Data
joss what iley told me beah ; but you see it doer , .
I didn't know reason why it shouldn't. and so I
try. Now you joss try tool'
"Finally be asked for a picture of his guest,
and the Chief Justice handed 'him a ono dollar
greenback. The scene that followed was curi
ous Old Laudie, bareheaded and with his
shirt thrown loosely back from his brawny bo
som, stooped down, spread the bill out on one
knee, and gazed from it to Mr. Chase and back,
to the bill again for some moments in perfect si
lence. 'Now I knows you,' ho broke ont at last,
'you's Ole Greenback hisself. You mout cane
bosh filly yeah from now and I'd know you piss
de same, and tell you all about sittin' in &Byer&
WOMEN—AB SMN TOE WEST.—.A. West
ern paper thus affectionate-izes : " A pretty wo
man Is one of the institutions of the country—
an angel in dry-goods and glory. She makes
sunshine, blue sky, and happiness wherever she
goes. Her path is one of delicious roses, per
fume and beauty. She is a sweet poem, writ
ten in rare curls, and choice calico, and good
principles. Men stand up before her, as so many
admiration-points, to melt into cream and then
butter. for words float around the car like
music, birds of Paradise, or the perfumes of the
Sabbath bells. Without her, society would lose
its truest attraction, the church its firmest refl.
anceond young men the very best comforters
and company. Her influences and generosity
restrain the vicious, strengthen the faint-hearted.
Wherever you find the virtuous woman, you al
so find flresido bouquets, clean clothes, order,
good living, gentle hearts, music, light., and
modern institutions generally. She is the flow
er of humanity, and her,aspfratlon is the breath
_ -............./. • 481-• _
A. CAPITAL . VAlllCilf.—Two literary Indies
were lately witnesses in ti. trial. .
One of them hearingMe usual question salted,
" What is your name And how old aro You 1 "
turned to her companion, and saki:
" 1 do not like to tall my awn not that I have
any objection to having it totown; but I don't
want it publialte.d in'alt the aair?PaPera.",., , „ •
"Well." said Me wittY:„.Mra., --- . - I will.' l illir All animals have an overseer — he is call.
tell you how to avoid IL You have heard 3 the i el , r l ilur giraffe.
objection to all hearsay evidence • tell them you ...., ... , - « 1
dotes, eenuunber when you was' barn, and , all ,Air,d,. awaking bird'a egg irtha . O W. 01 the
ru twice ft.hp , biskili,iyi n ... 't. -.; trefaidel• -
. • .- ~ .
tifs2.oo per annum, in advance
A WOIdAA'B OPINION OF HANGING A WO
On the seventh of July, eighteen hundred and
sixty-five, a woman was bung in Washington.
of which Proceeding not a fuw expressed an un
wonted horror, on the solo basis that Mary E.
Surratt was a woman.
We assume, at the outset, that Mrs. Surratt
was guilty; that she was impartially tried and
exccnted after the - most approved method of
banging, which, at beat, is horrible enditgh. In
the hanging of Mrs Barrett, a precedent has
been established in this country and age, which,
in my opinion, has established far more for the
individuality and character of woman than all
the Woman's rights conventions that ever con
vened. President Johnson has placed his seal
upon it that woman is an accountable being; an
equal in crime as in virtue ; responsible for her
deeds, and not a poor, weak, frail, .dependent,
brainless, thoughtless, impulsive, sweet little
creature, that can murder and then be pardoned
(of course) because she is a woman!
TL is somewhat unusual that, from such varied
and extended obser rations rill I have heard made
thereon, in no arse has there been disapproba
tion expressed. The nniversal verdict bqs been
an unqualified approval of President Johnson's
firmness in regard to the execution of Mns.
Surratt, by women everywhere. A few men,
who forever wand in the way of woman's weal,
expressed a horror that a woman should be
hanged, but who every day give their aid to be
It is to he regretted that any one should be
hung. It is an awful thing to send a bout no
called, into the presence of the Creator. But if
capital punishment is a necessity, 1 thank Pres
ident Johnson for that special hang. It has
thrown a safeguard around woman that legislate
urea have tailed to dn. Hundreds of women are
annually made the tools of villains to commit
crime, upon the supposition that, being women,
nu punishment. or at least slight justice, will be
We hear daily fathers and mothers, whose
sons have fallen victims at the merciless hands
,if Southern traitors, expressing in the strong
est terms a desire that the majesty of the law
be most fully vindicated 119 rtgards that. But
is them .to punishment for the hosta_of South
ern women whose influence fanned into flames
the batred lurking in Southern hearts? whose
jewelled hands were waved in token of applause
at the sight of our half-naked starving heroes
marching through Southern streets, from ono
den of death to another ?—women, at whose
command those of their own sex; darker-hued,
perhaps; have been torn with merciless lashes,
and abased to the most revoltinz depth of abuse,
because of devotion to the Old Flag
God in (leaven forbid that a woman's hand
should cover from punishment the foulest wrongs
Some argue that if woman has no voice In
making laws, she ought not be amenable to leg
islation. There is a little sense therein; but to
such, the hanging of Mrs. Surratt should. be
symbolic. It is significant that men and wo
men stand upon one basis, at least as equals. If
equality in virtue is claimed, equality in crime
must be admitted. It is a little grievoua, per
haps, that the eqoulity to crime is first meted
out ; but that is only a way men have of grace
fully yielding vantage ground.—N. Y. eittren:
DIED OF TOO MUCH RUFFLING!
This is the epitaph which might truthfully be
written on many a good woman's tombstone.
Airs Stowe, in her last Chimney Cornet papa
in the A tl.mtie, treats of this evil in connection
with the domestic fault of exactingness—that
impatient quality which stimulates a certain
class of persons to be ever striving to reach a
high standard of excellence which they can
never attain, and which results in an over doing
of domestic vtork destructive to all happiness to
the family. Her remarks on the subject are so
pertinent, and so well worthy of the serious
consideration of the mothers of our land that
we cannot refrain from reprinting them here:
"What if the whole care of expensive table
luxuries, like cake and preserves, be thrown
out of a housekeeper's budget, in order that the
essential articles of cooking may be better pre
pared ? What if ruflling, embroidery, and the
entire department of kindred fine arts bethrown
out of her calculations, in providing for the
clothing of a family? Many a feeble woman
has died of tnt much ruffling, as she patiently
sat up night alter night sewing the thread of a
pr clues, invaluable life into elaborate articles
which her children were none the healthier or
more virtuous, for wearing.
" Iderlity is constantly ramifying and extend
ing the department of the toilette and the needle
into a world of work and worry, wherein dis
tracted women wander up and down, seeing no
end anywhere. The sewing -machine was-an
nounced as a relief to these hails; but has it
proved so? We trow not. It only amounts to
this,—that now there can be seventy-two tucks
on each little petticoat, instead of fifteen, as be
fore, and that twice as many garments are made
and held to be necessary as formerly. The wo
men still sew to the limit of human endurance;
and still the old proverb holds good, that wo
mau'ir work is never done.
"In the matter of dress, much wear and tear
of spirit and nerves may be saved by not begin
ning to, go In certain directions, well kat:ming_
that they will take us beyond our resource of
time, strength, and money.
"There is one word at fear in the vocabulary
of the women at our time which must be pon-
Clereenti vihtaiIy—TIRIIIIIING. In old times a
good garment was enough ; nowadays a garm
ent Is nothing without trimming. Everything,
from the Orst article that the baby wears up to
the elaborate dress of the bride, must be trimm
ed at a rate that makes the trimming more than
the original article. A dress can be made in
day, hut it cannot he trimmed under two or
three days. Let a faithful, conscientious woman
make up bet mind how mush of all this burden
of life she will assume, remembering wisely that
there is no cud to ideality in anything, and that
the only way to deal with many perplexing
parts of life is to leave them out altogether."
PANTINOTON ON " PROCLIVITIES,"
" Where is your little boy tending?" asked the
good man, u ho was inquiring of Mrs. Parting
ton into toe proclivities of Ike. who had a bad
name in the neighborhood. lie mennt the di
rection for good or 11l the buy was taking.
Well," said the old lady, " tending
anywhere yet. I thought of putting him into a
wholesome shop, but some eaya the entail is
the most benetichlut, though ho isn't old enough
to go into a shop.'.
" I mean morally tending," said her visitor,
solemnly, straightening himself up like an axe
" Yes," said she, a little confusedly, as though
she didn't fully understand him ; yea, I should
hope he'd tend morally, though there's a great
difference in shop-keepers, _and the moral tend
erness in some seems a good deal less than in
others, and in others a good deal mores A, shop
keeper is one that you should pot confidence in
to, but I've always noticed sometimes that the
safilingest of them is the decciringest. One told
me the other day that a dress would wash like
a piece of white, and"
it did, Just like it, for all
the color washed eat.
rgrThe following error to punctuation to a
good illostracion or the me of the colamt‘ "'At
baiursci 114/3 tonal was given : - '
WomArr—without her, man iia'binte."
TAD reporter had it rioted:p
" Woman—without, her man, to a brute."
trir Be careful how you jest. The richest
Joke of the season may be a , very nnutaaonable
&Row t o comet a mistake In-whiskey--