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pENsioNS, BOUNTIES, BACK PAY,
War Claims and Claims for Indemnity.
STEWART, STEVENS, CLARK & CO.,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law, and ailiciiont
for aU kinds of Military Claim,
460 PENNbYLVANIA AVENUE,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
ills s zni3 haying a *mash knowledge of the Pen
sion liaminees, and being familiar with the practice in
all the Departments of G-overnment, believe that they
can afford gender facilities to Pension, Dowdy, and
other Claimants, for the prompt and successful accom
plishment of basinees entreated to them, than any other
gra In Washington. They desire to secure such on
amount of this business se will enable them to execute
the business for each claimant carp cheaply, and on the
hods of their pay eostirkgerit upon their :access ire week
ease. Por this purpose they will secure the services of
Law lirms in each prominent locality throughout the
Shan where such lousiness may be had, furnish Bach
with ell the necessary blank forms of application and
evidence, requisite printed paniphlet instructions, and
dreams for distribation in their vicinity, with asso
ciates names inserted, and upon the dae execution of
the papers and transmission of the same to them by
their lend assorlatee, they Will promptly perform the
Er Their charges will be tea dollars for officers and
five dollars for privates, for each Pension or Bounty and
Back Pay obtained, and ten per cent. on amount of
Claims for Military Supplies or Claims far Indemnity.
Mr Soldiers enlisted since the let of kiarch, 1861, in
any kind of service , Military or Navel, who are disabled
by disease or wounds, are entitled to Pensions. All
soldiers who serve for two years, or during the war,
should it sooner close, will be entitled to $lOO Bounty.
Widows of soldiers who die or are killed, are entitled to
Pensions, and the $lOO Bounty. If there be no widow,
then the miner children. And if no Miller Children,
thee the father, mother, sisters or brothers are anti
as above to the $lOO Bounty and Back Pay.
JOSEPH B. STRWART,
BDW &BD CLARE.,
OSCAR A. FrilVlif s
WILLIS A. _
WASIMIOTO I I D. C., 1862.
lApply at oar office , or to our Associate at
ussuas, A. BIGLER. Attorney and
INttastma, Pi.—ARTIIIIRB BIDDBLL, Attor
Poressua.n, Pa.—WM. B. SMITH, Attorney and
Pinzatoramina, Pa.—.T. G. MINNICHILD, 46 Atwood
street, WM. M. SMITH, Attorney and Counsellor.
Ersionnyos, P4,—BOYD ORIIBUdIEO.II4 Attorney
JACKSON & CO.'S
8110 E qTORE
2v O. 90X NIARKBT 11711 . 172,
'Where they ntend to devote their entire time to the
BOOTS AND SHOES
all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and moat fish
meade styles, and at satisfactory prices.
Their stock will consist, in part, of Geationea's Moe
CaVaud Patent Leather Bests and Shoes, latest styles;
Ladies' and Misses' Gaiters, and other Shoes in great
variety; and in fact everything connected with the
CITSTOMER WORK will be particularly attended to,
end in all cues will satisfaction be warranted. Lasts
"Wed up by one of the best makers in the country.
The long practical experience of the undersigned, and
their thorough knowledge of the business will, they
trust, beyalpest guarantee to the public that they
will do them juges, and furnish them an article the
will recommend itself for utility, cheapness and dare.
[jsing] JACKSON k CO.
lIILINVER'S PATENT BEEF TEA,
a solid, concentrated extract of
BEEF AND VEGETABLES.
Convertible immediately into a nourishing and deli
e_ipas !Tip. Highly approved by a number of eminent
'-nvsecti,A. ll3 :
This a dmirable article condensed into a compact form,
all the substantial and nutritive properties of a large
bulk of meat mid vegetables. The readiness with Which
it dissolves into a rich and palatable Soup, which would
require hours of preparation according to the usual
method, is an advantage in many situations of We t too
obvious to need urging. Its highly nourishing qualities
combined its delicacy, renders it inTaluablefor the
midi; wlife for those in health, it is a perfectinibetitute
for fresh meat and vegetables. It will keep good in any
It is peculiarly well adapted FOR THATBLZRI3, by
lead or sea, who minibus avoid those accidentaldepriva
Lions of a comfortable meal, to which they are so liable.
FOR INVALIDS, whose capricious appetite can thus
be !Minded in a moment.
FOR SPONTSIINN and lINCTIRSIONDITS. to whom,
both its compactness and easy preparation will recom
mend it. For sale by
minebt-tf WM. DOCK. Jae., & CO
UNEXCELLED BY ANY IN THE U. STATES
AND SUPERIOR TO ANY
Ma AI. I\T 0 - sr 33 MIL AL .1•1" 3:1
OFFERED IN PENNSYLVANIA!
IT 18 MADE 01
CHOICE MISSOURI WHITE WHEAT.
Tr Delivered any pleas in the city fres of charge.
Terms cash ox delivery.
ireD WM. DOOR. Is., It CO.
gOLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION.-
Li A very convenient Writing Desk; also, Portfolios,
IffeanoranAinm Books, Portmonnaies, Etc. at
CTIRRSE H-100 Boxes Prime Cheese
(on consignment) for age at lees than market rate.
WO MN. DOCK, Ja., k CO
MOTIONS.--Quite a variety of useful
IN and entertaining articles—cheap—at
ANTED.—A GOOD 000 K at the
BOUGAELDNBR HOTEL. Apply immediat
f!LA_RET WINEI I 1---We are closing out
VIZT BIIIPISIOB LOT at less than east!
WM. DOCK is CO.
DRIME POTATOES 1-A LAIG.II LOT
inlit received and for sale low.
oct24-dtf WM. DOCK, JR., CO.
11INCE MEAT'.—Very superior, just
ILL received and for sale by WM. DOCK, jr.. & 00.
VONDENBHD MlLK'—Just received
'V and for sale by WM. BOOK jr., & 00.
licp METIO ALL Y SEALED
i Peaches, Tomatoes, Lobster, Salmon, Oyrters,
4lpised Oyster; for ells by WM. DOOK, jr., & 00.
RMOKED HALIBUT 1 —A very choice
4.7 ortiele, just received and for sale by
WM. DOCK, jr., & 00."
VRENCH MUSTARD, ENGLISH and
.1! Domestic Pidclee, (by the doyen or hundred,) Bu
;wrier Salad Oil, Ketchup, fiancee and condiments of
army daaniption, for sale by
myth WK. DOCK, Js., & Co
AKE TROUT ! I—A small invoice of
.1. 4 1 LAHR TROUT, (Mackinaw ' ) trimmed, and the
quality "A N 0.1," juat received and for ease very low
by WM. DOCK. Ja. & 00
WAR! WAR! —BRADY, No. 62
Market street, below Third, bat received a large
Reeorkeent of Byrom, BAIRN and Sol , whit& h
will eel) eery low. a .0-dtt
ELF SE RUNG FRUIT JARS
Best and Cheapest in the mute's! Call end
VOR RENT—Two desirable OFFICE
ROOMB, mond Oozy front of Wyeth's Bundiug
foram of Market liquors nod Market street. Applyof
biz ogles aepaldsf
IaLOKIREL, Nos. 4sand 3, in all shed paekages
verw, and each package warranted. anst received, and
areal* low b WM. DOCK, Ja., & CO.
_WK. DOCK, /a., & CO
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VOL. 6.-NO. 178.
D R. 41: WEIOREL
- SURGEON AND OCULIST,
RIBIDINON THIRD NIAR NORTH STRUT.
He is now fully prepared to attend promptly to the
dation of profouloa in all its brooches.
A Lola /an tin 111700ndin9L "Ma" 11/11111111 "
jastidos Morin promising fall and ample iratleteation to
all who maytavor 'davit& a call, by thedlowtoe Ohroale
or say other nature. mlB-41/twly
WM. H. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
mivwxiti WALNUT AND MARKET MANN
oefilij Nearly opposite the Buehler Holum rek.wljr
THOS. O. MeeDOWELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
, MILITARY CLAIM AND PATENT AGENT.
Office in Burke's Row, Third aired, (Up Stan%)
Having formed a connection with partial in Wash
ington City, who are reliable business men, any busi
ness connected wish any of the Departments will meet
with immediate and careful attention. m6-y
CHARLES F. VOLLMER,
Cheatnut Street, four doors above Second,
(019 0 08171 WASHINGTON; Hoes Howl,)
Is prepared to famish to order, in the very best style of
workmanship, Spring and Einar Mattresses, Window Our
tains, Lounges, and all other articles of Furniture in his
line, on short notice end moderate terms. Waving em
perience in the business, he feels warranted in asking a
share of public patronage, eoldidentof his ability to give
NO. 11, NORTH THIRD ST., HARRISBURG.
• MILODZIONO, VIOLINS, GV/TABB I
Banjos, Flutes, Fifes, Drums, .4ecordeoss,
STRINGS, mum. AND NOOK 110810, &0., &C.,
PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES. ALBUMS,
Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval Prams,
of Ater, deseription mists to order. Beguilding dose.
Agency for Plewe's Sewing Machines.
117' Sheet Music sent by Mail. oetl-1
JOHN W. GLOVER,
Has just received from New York, an assort.
which he otters to hie 4006111412 g and the Nano at
n0v223 MODERATE PRICES. dtf
SMITH & EWING,
THIRD STREET, Harrisburg,
Practice in the several Courts of totuphin county. Col
lections ma promptly. A. C. SMITH,
J. B. SWING.
eCOOK, Merchant Tailor,
a ET OR]iSNUT ST., between Second and 'Trout,
Has ju;t returned from the city with an assortment, of
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND rESTIIVGS,
Which will be sold at moderate prices and made up to
order; and, also, an assortment of READY MADE
Clothing and Ocntiendeat's Furnishing Goods.
D :EN TISTR Y.
`e ms - --- • B. IL GEM, D. D.
NO. 119 MARKET STREET,
*Ant & SUMBL , II INSILDING, TIP ST Apt f
RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE,
TRACT AND SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPOSITORY,
E. S. GERMAN.
*T 13017 TR SECOND STREET, ABOVE OHBONIIT,
Depot forth. sale of Ettereoeoepee,StereeseopieViews,
Made and kfaxdoal Instruments. Also, aldaseriptiona
taken for religions publiisatiena. noSO-d7
JOHN G. W. MARTIN,
HOTAL, HARRISBURG, PA.
Allmmune: of VISITING, WEDDING AND B USI
NESS CARDS executed in the most artistic styles and
most reasonable terms. decl4-dti
BALTIMO4 3II , D •
This pleasant and commodious Hotel hail been !ha
roughly re-Bitted and re-furnished. It is pleasantly
situated on porth-Weat corner of Howard and Franklin
streets, a few doors west of the Northern Central Rail
way Depot. livery attention paid to the comfort of his
guests. Q.. LEISHNRING, Proprietor,
jel2-tf (Late of Saline °rove. Pa.)
THE.O. F. SOHEFFER,
BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTER,
NO. 18 III&REST ST - BERT, HARRIBMICI.
Er Particular attention paid to printing', ruling and
binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Poli
cies, Checks, Bill-Heads, &c.
Wadding, Visiting and Business Cards printedat very
low prices and in the best style. jan2l
DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS,
SIANOPAO2III I I
NINA PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PIORLE AND
07 WIEST D 78010 7 .7107.
H. B. & G. W. BE:MEM
oellktly 27 South Front a ~ et, Philadelphia.
MU13.10 STORII I
NO. 98 MARKET STREET, HANAIBBIFRO, PA.
SKEET MUSIC, PIANOS,
VIOLINS. BANJO STRINGS,
Ot every desetiptioa.
DRUMS, PIPES, PLUTIS, ACCORDIONS, eta. et
the lowest CITY PRIORS, at
W. KNOCHE'S MUSIC STORE,
No. 98 MARLS? STUNIZT.
A BOOK FOR THE TIMES I
Americas Annual Cyclopedia and Register of
Important Events for the Year 1861. In 1 vol.
8 co. over 750 pages. Cloth 08, Leather $8.60.
Published by D. Appleton 4. Co., New York.
The design of this Work is to furnish a record of all
the important knowledge of the year. The evens of
the war, owing to their prominence, will, of course, wi
mpy a conspicuous part,- but all other branehes—.Bcd
ence, Art, Literature, the Mechanic Arts, isc" will re.
eeive due attention. The work will be published ex
clusively by anbseription, and ready for delivery Inuits*
- - .
Alai, new 0021plete
Benton: Debates of Castro's', 16 volume, is and V 3.60
Bent ores Thirty Years in U. S. Sonata, 2 ookessos, $2.50
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Cpeiopedin of America* Eloquence, Containing the
speeches of MOST 41M7t4 114 Orators of America, 14
steel portraits, 2 vets. $3.50 each.
Partials Life and Times of Andrew Ittekaos,ll odious.
Address 1. P. 3YRAIBAIIGH, Harrisburg, Pa.
General Agent for D. APPLETON do 00.
Nor Oireubirs descriptive of Annual Cyclopedia.
SWEET CIDER !--A very superior lot
Just received and for sale by WM. DOCRjr., &Co.
POTATOES. -- 300 BUSH ELS OF A
superior quality just received and for sale low, by
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TIMED PEACHES--PARED AND
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HARRISBURG, PA:, SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1863.
tit e t il *id 6 (.1 ion.
SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 28. 1868
A WIFE. •
A wife eat theaghtfally twain over
A book inscribed with the school-girl , / name;
A tear—one tear—fell hot on the cover
She quickly closed when her husband came.
He came, and he went away—it was nothing—
With cold calm words upon either Bide;
Hut, jaat at the sound of the roam door ahntfilif§
• dreadful door in her Dotal stood wide.
Love, she had read of in sweet romances—.
Love that could sorrow, but never fail,
Built her own palace of noble .fancies—
An the wide world a fairy tale.
Bleak and bitter, and utterly doleful,
Spreads to the woman her map of life;
Hour after hour she looks in her soul, full
Of deep dismay and turbulent strife.
Base In both hands, she knelt on the carpet;
The black cloud loosen'd, the sterna rain fell ;
Oh ! life has so much to wither and warp it—.
One poor heart's day, what poet can tell?
[Ong a Week
AN QWRE TRUE TALE.
BY THOMAB HOOD
" Give him 1100011 note ;
For I mine eyes will rivet to hie face ;
And after we will both our judgments join
In censure of his seeming."—flamLiv.
" What iu the matter with Mr. Puma 7"
The speaker was a tall, dark man, with
grizzled hair, black eyes, along nose, a wide
mouth, and the commercial feature of a pen
behind his right ear. He had several times
asked himself the same question, but without
any satisfactory solution, and now addressed
it to a little, sandy—haired man, who was
standing with his back to the office fire. Both
were clerks in a government office, as well as
the party whose health or deportment was
involved in the inquiry.
What is the matter with Mr. Pryme ?"
" Heaven knows," said the sandy Mr. Phipps,
at the same time lifting up his eyebrows
towards the organs of wonder; and shrugging
You have observed how nervous and fidgety
"To be sure. Look at the fireplace ;he has '
done nothing all the morning but put on coals
and rake them out again.
"Yes, I have been watching him and kept
eount," interposed Mr. Trent, a junior official;
"he has poked the fire nineteen times, besides
looking five times out of the window, and
twice taking down his hat and hanging it up
"I got him to change me a sovereign," said
the dark Mr. Grimble, "and be first gave me
nineteen and then-twenty- one shillings for it.
But look here at his entries," and he pointed
to an open ledger on the debk, " he has dipped
promiscuously into the black ink and red,"
The three clerks took a look a piece at the
book, and then a still longer look at each other.
None of them spoke, but each made a face,
one pursing up his lips as if to blow an imagi
nary flageolet, another frowning as with a die
treating headache, and the thirddrawingdown
the corners of his mouth as if he had just
taken, or was about to take, physic.
What.can it be ?" said Mr. Phipps.
" Let's ask him." said Mr. Trent,
"Better not,"' said Grimble. "You kpw
how hot and touchy he is. I once ventured
to cut a joke on him, and he has never thor
oughly forgiven it to this day."
"What was it about ?" enquired the junior.
"Why he has been married above a dozen
years without having any children, and it was
the usual thing with us, when be came of a
morning, to ask after the little Prymes—but
the joke has caused so many rows and quar
rels, that we have given it up." -
"Where is he ?" asked Mr. Phipps with a
glance round the office.
"In the.pecretary's private room. But hush !
here be of ita."
The three Clerks hastily retreated to their
several" , desks, and began writing with great
apparent diligence, yet vigilantly watching
every- movement of the nervous and fidgety
Mr. Prime, who entered the room with an un
even step, looking rather flushed and excited,
and vigorously rubbing his bald head with his
silk handkerchief. Perhaps he noticed that
he was observed, for he looked uneasily and
suspiciously from one clerk to the other; but
each face preserved a demure gravity, and the
little, stout, bald, florid gentleman repaired to
his own place. The Morning Post, damp and
still unfolded, was lying on his desk ; he took
it up, dried it at the fire, and began to read—
but the next minute he laid down the paper,
and seizing the poker, made several plunges
at the coals, ae often against the bars as be
tween them, till the metal rang again. Then
he resumed the Poat—but quickly:relinquished
it—quite unable to fix his attention on the
type—an incompetence perfectly astounding
to the other clerks, who considered reading
the newspaper as a regular and important part
of the official duties.
"By Jove l" whispered Mr. Phipps to Mr.
Grimble, whom he had approached under the
pretence of delivering a document, "he can
not Post the news any more than his ledger."
Mr. Grimble acquiesced with a grave nod
and a grimace, and Mr. Phipps returning to
his desk, a silence ensued so profound that the
scratching of the pens at worm on the paper
was distinctly audible. The little bald cash
ier himself had begun to write, and for some
minutes was occupied eo quietly that curiosity
gave way to business, and the three clerks were
absorbed in their calculations, when a sudden
nein caused them to look up. Mr. Puma had
jumped from his high stool, and was in the act
of taking down his hat from its peg. He held
it for a while in his hand, as if in deep delib
eration, then suddenly clapped it on his head,
but as hastily took it off again—thrust the
llotning Post into the crown, and restored the
beaver to its place on the wall. The next mo
ment he encountered the eyes of Phipps—a
suspicion that he was watched seemed to come
across him, and his uneasiness increased. He
immediately returned to his desk, and began
to turn over the leaves of an account book—but
with unnatural haste, and it was evident that,
althougb his eyes were fixed on the volume,
his thoughts were elsewhere, for by degrees he
went off into a revery, only rousing now and
then to take huge pinches of snuff. At last,
suddenly waking up, he pulled out his watch,
pored at it, held it up to his ear, replaced it in
his fob, and 'with a glance at his hat began
drawing on his gloves. Perhaps he would have
gone off, if Mr. Grimble bad not crossed over
from his desk and placed an open book before
him, with a request for his signature. The
little, bald, florid man, without removing his
glove, attempted to write his same, but his
hand trembled 'so that he could hardly guide
the pen. However, he tried to carry off the
matter as a joke—but bis laugh was forced,
and his voice had the quavering huskiness of
, •11a! ha!—rather shaky—too much wine
last night—eh, Mr. Grimble?"
The latter made no reply, but is be walked
off with the book under his arm v and his book
towards Mr. Pryme, be bestowed a deliberate
wink on each of his associates, and signifi
cantly imitated with his own hand the aspen
like motion he bad just observed. The others
responded with a look of intelligence, and re
sumed their labors; but the tall, dark man fell
into a fit of profound abstraction, during which
he unconsciously scribbled on his blotting
paper, in at least a score of places, the word—
The little,bald, florid man, in the meantime,
continued Ms nervous and fidgety evolutions—
worrying the fire, trying on his hat and gloves,
anuffieg vehemently, coughing huskily, and
winking perpetually—now scurrying through
folios—then drumming the devil's tattoo on his
desk, and moreover, tinder pretence of men
ding his pens, had slashed half &dozen of them
to pieces—when he received 6 fresh summons
to the Secretary's room.
The mement the door closed behind him, the
two clerks, Phipps and Trent, darted across to
Mr. Grimble, who silently exhibited to them
the shaky autograph of the agitated cashier.
They then adjourned to the fire, where a pause
of profound cogitation ensued ; the Junior
intensely surveying his bright boots—Mr.
Phipps industriously nibbling the top of his
pen—while Mr. (Trimble kept assiduously
breaking the bituminous bubbles, which exu
ded from the burning coals, with the point of
"It is very extraordinary !" at last muttered
"Very," chimed in the Junior Clerk.
Mr. Grimble silently turned his back on the
fire, and fixed his gaze on the ceiling, with his
mouth firmly compressed, as if meaning to
signify, " that whatever be might think, he
would say nothing "—in case of anything
happening to Mr. kryme, be was the next, in
point of seniority, for the vacant place, and
delicacy forbade his being the first to proclaim
" You don't think he is going eff, do yon ?"
inquired Mr. Phipps.
Mr. Grimble turned his gaze intently on the
querist as though he would look him through
—hemm'd—but said nothing.
" I mean off his head."
" Oh—l thought you meant off to Ameries."
It was now Mr. Phipps' turn to look intently
at Mr. Grimble, whose every feature he scruti
nized with the studious interest of a Lavater.
"Why you surely dva't mean to say—"
" I do."
" What, that he has—"
" Is it possible !"
Mr. Grimble gave three distinct end delibe
rate nods, in reply to which, Mr. Phipps whis
tled a long phe-e-e-e-e-ew ?
All this time the Junior had been eagerly
listening to the mysterious conference, anx
iously looking from one epesker to•the other,
till the bidden meaning suddenly revealed
itself to his mind, and with the usual indis
cretion of youth he immediately gave it utter
' , Why then, Grimble, old Pryme will be
transported, and you will walk into his shoes."
Mr. Grimble frowned severely, and laid one
forefinger on his lips, while with the other he
pointed to the door. But Mr. Pryme was still
distant in the Secretary's private room.
"Well, I should never have thoughtitrv , ..
claimed Mr. Phipps. "He was so regular in
his habits, and I should say very moderate in
his c4ps . uses. He was never given to dress (the
ypuug clerk laughed at the idea), and certainly
iseier-ralked like a gay man with the other
sex (the Junior laughed again). I don't think
he gambled, or had any connection with the
turf ? To be sure he may have dabbled a little
in the Alley—or perhaps in the Discounting
To each of these interrogative speculations
Mr. Grimble responded with a negative shake
of the head, or a doubtful shrug of the shoul
ders, till the catalogue was exhausted, and then,
with his eyes cast upward, uttered an emphatic
"Heaven knows !"
"But hays you any proof of it r asked Mr.
"None whateveztr—not a particle. Only what
I may call a strong— o; very strong presenti
And as if to illustrate- its strength, Mr.
Grimble atrack a blow with the poker that
smashed a large Staffordshire coal into shiv
"Then there may be nothing wrong after
all!" suggested the good-natured Mr. Phipps.
"And lolly Mr. Pryme has always seemed so
respectable, so regular, and so correct in
" So did Fauntleroy, and the rest of them ;"
muttered Mr. Grimble, " or they would never
have been trusted. However it's a comfort to
think that he has no children, and that the
capital punishment for such offences has been
"I can hardly believe it ! " ejaculated Mr.
"My dear fellow," said the young clerk,
"there is no mistake about it. I was watch
ing him when the messenger came to fetch
him to the secretary, and he started and shook
as if he had expected a policeman."
Mr. Phipps said no more, but retreated to
his place, and with his elbows on his desk,
and his head between hie hands, began sor
rowfully to ruminate on the ruin and misery
impending over the unfortunate cashier. He
could well appreciate the nervous alarm and
anxiety of the wretched man, liable at any
moment to detection, with the consequent dis
grace. and a punishment scarcely preferable to
death itself. His memory reminded him that
Mr. Pryme had done him various services.
while his imagination pictured his benefactor
in the most distressing situations—in the sta
tion house—at Bow-street—in Newote—at
the bar of the Old Bailey—in a hulk—in a con
vict ship, with the common herd of the ruffi
anly and the depraved—and finally toiling in
life-long labor in a distant land. And as he
dwelt on these dreadful and dreary scenes, the
kind beartcd Phipps himself became quite un
hinged ; his own nerves began to quiver,
whilst his muscles sympathizing with the men
tal excitement, prompted him to such restless
activity, that he was soon almost as fidgety
and perturbed as the object of his commisera
Oh ! that guilty man, forewarned of danger
by some providential inspiration, might have
left the office never to return But the hope
was futile—the door opened—the (loomed Mr.
Prytue hastily entered—went to his own desk.
unbuttoned his waistcoat, and clutching his
bewildered bald head with one fevered hand ;
began with the other to turn over the leaves of
a journal, without perceiving that the book
was upside down.
"Was there ever," thought Phipps, “such
an infatuation I He has evidently cause for
alarm, and yet lingers about the fat 4 spot."
How he yearned to give him a hi
' at his
secret was known—to say to him, -100 !
Fly ! ere it be too late ! Seek some other coun
try where you may live in freedom and re
But, alas I the eyes of Gamble and Trent
were upon him, and above all the stern figure
of inexorable Duty rose up before him, and
melting the wax of alienist) at the flaming sword
of justice, imposed s seal upon his lips.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
But Mr. Pryme ?
That little, bald, florid, fidgety personage
was still sitting on his high stool at his desk,
snuffing, coughing, winking, and pretending
to examine a topyaturvy account-book, some
times, by way of variation, hashing up a new
pen, or drumming a fresh march with his fin
Mr. Orimble was making some private cal
culations, which had reference to hie future in
come-tax on a slip of office-paper—
Mr. Trent was dreaming over an imaginary
trial, in which he was a witness, at the Old
And Mr. Phipps was fretting over the pre
destined capture of the infatuated Cashier—
when all at once there was a noise that startled
the clerkly trio from their seats.
The nervous Mr. Pryme, by one of his in
voluntary motions, had upset his leaden ink
stand—in trying to save the inkstand he
knocked down his ruler—in catching at the
ruler he bad let fall the great journal—and in
scrambling after the journal he had overturned
his high stool. The clatter was prodigious,
and acting on a nature already overwrought
suffice to discompose the last atom of its equa
For a moment the bewildered author of the
work stood and trembled as if shot—then
snatching his hat, and clapping it " skow-wow
anyhow,' on his head, rushed desperately out
of the office.
~ Thank God !" ejaculated Mr. Phippe,
drawing a long breath, like a swimmer after a
"I say, Grimble," exclaimed the Junior
Clerk—" it . , a true bill:"
But Mr. Grimble was already outside the
door, and running down the stone stairs into
the hall, seized an the first office messenger
•e Here—Warren !--quick !—Ran after Mr.
Pryme—don't let him out of your sight—but
watch where he goes—and let me know."
Messrs. Grimble, Phipps and Trent Ara held
a consultatiOn, and then proceeded in a body
to the Secretary, to whom they described the
singular behavior of Mr. Pryme.
"Very singular, indeed," said the Secretary.
"I observed it myself, and inquired if he was
in good health. No—yes—no. And Mrs.
Pryme ? Yes—no—yes. In short, he did not
seem to know what he was saying."
"Or doing," put in Mr. Trent. "Tie threw
a shovel of coals into the iron safe." .
"With other acts," added Mr. Grimble, "the
"Tell him at once," whispered Mr. Trent.
"In short, sir," said Mr. Grimble, with a
most sepulchral tone, and the face of an under
taker, "I am sorry, deeply sorry and concerned
to say, that Mr. Pryme has suddenly de
••Indeed But he was just the sort of man
to do it."
The three clerks stared at each' other, for
hey had all thought exactly the reverse of the
ittle, bald, florid ex-cashier.
"Short-necked. sanguine, and of a foil habit,
you know," continued the Secretary. "Poor
"I am sorry, deeply sorry and concerned to
say," repeated Mr. Grimble, "that I mean he
This ele-rii-freerinoo L'-:slaimad th e Ap. cre t arx .
at onoe jumping to his feet, and instinctively
buttoning up his pockets—"but no—it's im
possible !" and he looked towards Treat and
Phipps for comfirmation.
"It's a true bill, sir," said the first, "he has
bolted sure enough."
The other only shook his bead.
"It's incredible !" said the Secretary.—
"Why, he was as study as a quaker, and as
correct as clock•work! Mr. Grirable, have
you inspected his books ?"
"I have, sir."
"At present, sir, all appears correct. But
as the accounts are kept in this office it is
easier to embezzle than to detect any defalca
"Humph! Ido not think we are worse in
that respect than other public offices ! Then,
if I understand you, there is no distinct evi•
deuce of fraud?"
"None whatever, sir," replied Mr. Phipps.
"Except hie absconding'," added Mr. Grim
"Well, gentlemen, we will wait till ten
o'clock to-morrow morning, and then if Mr.
Pryme does not make his appearance we shall
know how to aet."
The three clerks made three bows and re
tired, severally pleased, displeased, and indif
ferent at the result of their audience.
"We may wait for him," grumbled Mr.
Grimble, "till ten o'clock on doomsday.."
At this moment the door reopend, and the
Secretary put out his head.
"Gentlemen, I need not recommend yon. to
confine this matter, for the present, to your
own bosoms 1"
But the caution was in vain. Warren, the
messenger, had given a hint of the affair to a
porter, who had told it to another, and another,
and another, till the secret was as well buzzed
and blown as if it had been confided to a swarm
of blue bottles. In feet, the tight of Mr.
Pryme was known throughout the several of
fices, where, according to English custom, the
event became a subject for betting, and a con
siderable sum was laid out at G. to 4, and after
wards at 7 to 2, against the reappearance of
"Well, Mr. Grimble, sir ?"
The three clerks on returning to their offiee,
bad found the messenger at the door, and took
him with them into the room.
"Well, I followed up.rair. Prytee, sir, and
the first thing he did were to hail a oab."
fiAnd where did be drive to ?"
"To nowheres at ali--coz why, afore the cab
could pull round, off the stand, away he goes—
that's Mr. Pryme—walking at the rate of five
miles an hour; more or less, so as not easy to
be kept up with, strait home to his own house,
number 9, where instid of double knocking
at the door, he ringed to be let in at the hairy
"Very odd:" remarked Mr: Grimble.
"Well, he staid in the house a goodish
while—as long as it might take bim, like, to
collect his porterble property and vallybles—
when all at once out he comes, like a man with
his bead turned, and his hat stuck on bind part
afore, for you know he'd wore it up at the
back like a ourriele one."
" A clerical one—go on."
" Why then, away he cuts down the street,
as hard as he can split without bursting, and
me arter him, but being stiffish with the rheu
matic, whereby I soon found I was getting no
wht,raa at a ll i n the race, and in consekense
"And which way did he run ?"
,a Why then, be seemed tome to be a making
for the bridge."
Ah, to get on board a steamer," said Mr.
6.0 r into dm river," suggested Mr. Trent,
Mr. Phipps groaned and wrung his hands.
Your'e right,'you are, Mr. Trent, sir," said
the messenger with a determined nod and wink
at the junior clerk.
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Tiu Wigwam Ponta AID trim pnblleked at "we
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to one address, itent dollars.
Connected With this establishment IS an extensive
JOB OFFICE, containing a variety of plain tin* fancy
type, magnalled by any establishment in th e hifergor of
the State, for Which the patronage of the public Le NIP- .
"There was a gemman throwed himeeitorer
last Friday, and they did say it weal:lnes he
had made away with ten thousand Long An
fi Ths poor, wretched, misguided creature V'
y in ; he did, Mr. Phippi, sir—right ever
the center hareh ? And what's was, not leas.
ing a rap behind him except his widder and
five small little children, and the yotingest ers ,
em's a suekin babby."
" Thank Heaven !" exclaimed Mr. Phippti,
"that Mr. Pryme is not a family man."
Poor Mr. Phipps! .
As soon as the office was closed he walked
home to hie lodgings in Westminister, but at
a slower pace than usual, and with a heavy
heart, for his mind was full of sorrow and
misgiving at the too probable fate of the
unfortunate Defaulter. The figure of Mr.
Pryme followed him wherever he went; it
seemed to glance over his shoulders in the
looking glass; and when he went to wash his
hands the pae drowned face of the cashier
shone up through the water, instead of the
pattern et the bettom of the basin.
For the first time since his clerkship he
could not enjoy that favorite meal, hie tea,
the black bitterness in his thoughts overpow
ered the flavor of the green leaf—it turned the
milk and neutralized the sugar on his palate.
Ile took but one bite out of his crumpet and
then resigned it to the cat. Supper was out of
With night and sleep all his horrors In
creased. The face of Mr. Pryme, no longer
florid, but pale as a plaster-cast, was contin
ually confronting him, mew staring at him
through transparent waters, and now between
massive iron bars.
The next moment this phantom was swept
away by a mighty rush of black waters, like
those in Martin's grand picture of the deluge,
and on or beneath the dark good again floated
the pale effigy of the stsieide entire and appa
rently struggling for dear life, and sometimes
shattered he knew not how, and drifting about
in passive fragments. Then came a fresh rush
of black waters, gradually shaping itself into
an immense Whirlpool, with the white corpse
like figure, but magnified to a eolsoind size,
rapidly whirling in the centre of the vortex,
whilst obscure forms, Mask and while, of chil
dren, females, savages, and, alas! not a few
gigantic Demon shapes, revolved more slowly
around it. •
In short, the poor fellow never pined ao
'wretched a night since lie woo born r
The morrow came, And the heor—but not
Messrs. Grimble, Phipps, and Treat were
assembled round the °Zoo ikte—poes Phipps
looking as whitens a sheet, fortes o'clock had
struck, and there. was not Mr. Pryme.
At five minutes past ben the Brcretary rime
in from his own room with his golden repeater
in his band—he looked.ansionsly round the of
fice,and then in turn at tech of the threeolerks.
Mr. Phipps sighed, Mr. Trent shook his head,
and Mr. Gritable shrugged u t p:his shottiders.
"Not here yet ?"
"Nor won't be," muitered Mr. erimbie_
"What odds will you ! lay snout or whis
pered the giddy Mr. Trent.
"The office clock is rather fast,' stammered
out Mr. Phipps.
I •No—it is exact by my- 0,144 Oa Sec
rectiry, , ana its Itettl 01G11, Taw -wwia.
wasa)ways punctual tel.& aioute," ob
served Mr. Getable.
"Always. I fear, gentlemen,. we atuei.apply
for a war—"
The Secretary paused, for . he heard the
sound of a foot at the 43eor, which hastily
opened, and in walk ed. Mr; Prymeti l
An apparatlon could scarcely have sensed a
greater trepidation. The Secretary hurriedly
thrust his repeater into. his breeches pocket.
Mr. Grimble retreated to his awa, desk—Mr..
Phipps stood. stock stint. with hie oyes and
mouth. wide open—while Mr. Trent, though ho
was a loser by she event, burst into a loud
"I am. afraid„ gentlemen,'r said Mr. Pryme,
looking very foolish. and stammering, "I am
afraid that my—my—ta, ridiev•lous behaviour
yesterday has caused you. some--some—nn
easiness—on my smash." •
No answer. .
' The- truth. is—l arse eseessi►aly arksiess
and fiancees—And agitated—very agitated in
" Veay," from Mr. Trent
The little florid lion colored 'up tilt his
round ~ shiny, bald kited was as scarlet as a
ti The truth is—after• so many disapptint
mental did not like to mention the thing—
the affair—till it was quite eertain—till it was
sit ever—far fear—for fear of being gained.
The truth is—the truth is-a"
" Take time, Mr. Pryme," maid the Secre
" Why. then, sir:—the tinth is—aftor fifteen
years—l'm a father—a happy father, sir—a
fine chopping boy, gentlemen—and-Titre. P. is
as charming—that's to say, as well—as can be
A FEATHER IN YOUR CAP.—This- is a term
very frequently used, figuratively expressing
that some act of the person addressed' redounds
to his credit. Thus, if a' schoolboy were to
protect one weaker than himself,. perhaps to
hits own disadvantage, the aatien, might be
said to be "a feather itt Ms ettp.; l , l ` or the phrase.
might be applied to him if he showed great,
diligence in hie studies. . Origin ;. The phrase•
appears to be derived from a custom adopted;
by sporting men in all ages ;. namely, that
when a rare bird came in their way, he who
was fortunate enough to kill it wore in his cap
the finest feather he could fluok. To this day
the custom is general in Scotland and Wales.
that the sportman who first kills a woodcock
plucks a particular feather, and sticks it in
his esp ; and, as his.success is followed by oth
ers, they do the same, and it becomes a notice
to all, as the sportsmen travel homeward, that
woodcocks have arrived in the country. Dr.
Wulff, in his "Trave2e in Bukhara," tells us
that the "lcegirseeyah poosh"—whioh means the
"infidels in black clothing"—living around
Cabul, on the heights of the mountains of the
Himalaya, and worshipping a god called Dagon
and Imrs. arc great enemies of the Mohamme
dans, and for each Mohammedan they kill
they wear a feather. This has been given as
the primary origin of the phrase ; but, as from
time immemorial the term has been used in
England, we can hardly admit this.
The Confederate aocoont or the operations
of the negro brigade in Florida is up to the
13th inst. The force occupied Jacksonville
on tho 10th, and on the 11th the Confederates
made an attack, and the negroes retreated to
the gunboats. On the 13th they bad again
landed and were engaged in fortifying the
town, with the view of its permanent occupa
There seems to be considerable activity
among the rebel troops just in front of our
lines at Fredericksburg, an activity which is
thought to betoken a repeat by the rebels.