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DR. J. C.-HOYER,
OFFICE IN W] ETHOS BUILDING,
lu room formerly occupied by Dr. Carman,
CORNER JP DAREET STEW AND MARKET SQUARE.
0 D. WALTER'S,
CLOCK MAKER, CLEANER AND REPAIRER,
NORTH STREET, EAST OF THE CILEVTAL,
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
WM. H. MILLER,
IL 3 FERGUSON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
8.110 E 7+IAKER'S BUILDINGS
BETWEEN WALNUT and MARKET SQUARE,
apahrk.d. Nearly opposite the Buehler Bonet
R OBERT SNODGRASS,.
ATTORNEY Ar LAW,
Office North Third street, third door above Mar
-1 6t, Harrisburg, Pa.
N. B.—Pension, Bounty' and Military Mama of all
lands prosecoud and collected.
Refer to Hew. John C. Kunkel, David Mumma, jr,„
and R. A. Lim ton_ber myll-d&wBm
L IR •
SURGEON AND OCULIST,
RBSID3O.2CR THIRD NRAII NORTH STRNIT
Reis now fully prepared to attend prompliy 19 th•
duties ef r.v....f6esion in all its branches.
A. Lose .i.MI) TENT 8170011SSIMIL MRDICIAL EXPBRINION
justifieß him in promising fall and ample satisfaction to
all WhO "alfq invw "Wmwitha OW 7 be the Mame Chronic
or caneche" attars.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MILITARY CLAIM AND PATENT AGENT.
0,6 e e itz. the Exchange, Walnut at., (Up Stair's.)
Haying formed a connection with parties in Wash
ington City, wan are reliable business men, any busi
ness connected with any of the Departments will meet
with immediate and careful attention. m6-y
MILITARY CLAIMS AND PEN- -
The undersigned have entered intoan association for
the collection of Military Claima and the securing of
ycnsions for wounded and disabled soldiers.
Muster-in and Muster-oat Rolla trilled& Pay Holly,
Ordnance and Clothing returns. and all papers pertain
ing to the military service will be made out properly
Office in the Exehange
Second and Third streets,
NO. 11, NORTH THIRD ST., HARRISBITRO.
k'_ , III,ODEONS, VIOLINS,
Flutes, Fifes, Drums, accordeona
srmixes, sIIZZI AID BOOS &C., &a.,
YHOTu it AF I rft. A 51}1.3. ALBUMS,
Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval Trams
orervery des eription made to order. Regnildlngdona.
Agency for ilowti's sewing Machines.
117` Sheet Music pent by Mall. octl-1
JOEN W. GLOVER,
Hag jcst. received from New York, an assort.
which ice o.lers to his customers and the public ai
tiew23l MODERATE PRIC'ES.
0:39K, Merchant Tailor,
tr I, 27 CHESNUT ST., between Second and Front,
Rae pie. returzed from the city with an assortment of
CLOTHS, CASSLIILERES AND FESTINGS,
Which will be sold at moderate prices and made up to
order: and, also, an assortment of BEADY MAUI
clothing and Grutlemen's Furnishing Goods.
E. L GIIIIEPL, D. D. S.,
jaw. 0. 219 MARKET STREET,
FOSitiXeiy extracts teeth without pain, by t 126 Cie of
RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE,
IUCT SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPOSITORY,
;2. S_ OERIVIAN,
BOL'Tis 82GOND STREW, ABOV3 ORICSNITT,
Davoz '.bessle of Stereoscopes,StoremandoViewN,
linsio and Musical Inarninali. 41.40, subscriptions
catou for reliziona publications. uoao-ar
roi4:l - I.G. W. MARTIN,
HZ - MR."3 HOTEL, HARWIEBURAZ, PA,
Alimmaner of VISITING, WEDDING AND BIISI
NESS CARDS executed in the moat artistic styles and
moist ressonalle term& decl.4-dtt
Ridge IMUC, corner of Broad street,
The undersigned informs the public that he has re-
Gently renovated and refitted his well-known Union
Hotel ) on Ridge avenue, near the Round House, and is
prepared to accommodate eitirenu,stringersiendtraTel•
era in the best style, at moderate rates.
His table will be supplied with the beet the motets
afford, and at his bar will be found superior brands of
liquors and matt beverages. The very best accommo
dations for railroaders employed at the shape In this
1014 dtfl HENRY BOWMEN.
This pleasant and commodious Hotel has been the
tonghly re..stted and re-furnished. It is pleasantly
situktaa on North-West corner of Howard and Franklin
strews, a few - doors west of the Northern Centtialls.ll
- Depot. livery attention paid to the comfort of his
guests. LIDINNBING-, Proprietor,
(Late of Salina Grove. Pa-)
THEO. i. BONEFFEIt,
BOOK, CARD no JOB PRINTER,
NO. IS MARRNT ST7.7;ZT, HARRISBURG..
cr Particular attentica paid to printing, ruling and
binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Poli
aim!, Checks, &e.
Wedding, Visiting and Business ca r ds p r i n ted et very
iow prices and in the best style. lanirt
M . 8. sTAmr4m-
The subscriber is ready at €O. 04, MATMET 5T.,
four doors below Fourth street, to make
BEN'S A BOY'S CLOTHING
In any desired style, And with shill and promptness.
Persons - wishing cutting done can have it done at the
shortest notice. ap27-d
CHARLES F. VOLLDIEB,
abostriut street, four doors above S'econd,
fOPPOSITN WASHINGTON ROSH .11011 SH,)
e prepared to furnish to order. in the very best style of
workmanship.:4pring and Hair Mattresses, Window Our-
Lounges, and all other articles of Furniture in his
line, on snort notice and moderate terms. Having ex
perience in the business, he feels warranted in asking a
dump of public patronage, confident of his ability to give
Betiding*. Walnut between
near Omit'* Hotel. Harrier
'THO3 0 MAODOWELL,
THOMAS A. MAGUIRE.
VOL. 6.-NO. 43
MOUNT VERNON ROUSE,
SecOnd Street, above Arch,
A. F. BLAIR, PROPRIETOR,
sepls] Late of « Surf House, ,, Atlantic Orty. ril3m
. HARRISBURG, P
This old established Rouse has undergone extensive
improvements, and been Thoroughly renovated and re
It is pleasantly located in the heart of the city, in
easy access to the State Capitol and Public tirounds.
117' /sr ih4 eiceommodation of our guests, roe have
recently commenced to run a Comae to and from the Rail
road. In this manner unpi.a.ant delay in fearing the
Depot for the Hotel will be avoided, and much more
time afforded guests for weals when leaving the House.
Intending that the BIJAHLNA, UQU shall be really
a home-like resort for the stranger and traveler we re
spectfully solicit a continuance of the pablis patronage
GAO. J. BOLTON,
(LATE WHITE SWAN,)
Race street, above Third, Philadelphia.
This establishment offers great inducements, not only
on account of reduced rates of board, but from the cen
tral location to the avenues of trade, as well as. the con
yonieticorkfforded by several passenger railroads run
ning past and contiguous to it, by guelite can pass
to and from the Hotel to the different railroad . depots,
should they be preferred to , the regular omnibuses be
longing to the house. I am, determined to devote my
whole attention to the comfort end 011Tel:deuce of my
guests, and. endeavor to give general satisfaction.
Terms—sl.2s Per Day. '
DAVID C. 117.EGIDIST,
(Formerly of Nagle lintel, Lebanon, Pa.)
T. V. MODS'S. Clerk. mrll-dtf
fax Oak St to Rent.
rOR SALE. - -A two-story Brick House
on Pine street. For particulars inquire of •
MRS. JOHN MURRAY,
oct 10-2mS&W Corner, of Second and Pine.
VOR SALE.—Lots on Pennsylvania
Aventie, Seventh street. North street and the
Pennsylvania Railroad. Apply to
oot 9 WM. K. VERMEIL
DRTVATE SALE.—The well knOwn
stone Tavern and Grocery stand, now doing an ex
cellent business situated between the Canal and Front
street, in the borough of Liverpool, Perry county, Pa.,
is now offered at private sale on accommodating terms.
Information regarding the 'property will be given by
Ceiling on the undersigned, or by addressing Dr. T. G.
Morrie, deeretsry, terry Lodge, No. .9.50, I. O. O. P.
at Liverpool, Pa.
. • T. G. MORRIS,.
J. A. ISLATTENBERGER,
LIVERPOOL. Oct. lfth,ll36s—d6t
ALUAME -PROPERTY AT PRE-_
V VATS 2 IALE.—The subscriber will sell at private
sale that valuable Tavern Stind, situate on Ridge Road
in the .q.;:xth Ward, Harrißbarg, corner of Broad street,
being 26 feet in front and 72 feet deep. The improve
ments are a two-story frameNTeivern Bonze, with three
story ba:k building. Eijdrant water in the premises,
and other conveniences. The property is calculated
either for a store or a hotel, being eligibly situated.
For term apply on the premises to
HEN IT BOSTGEN.
ilattaisausz, September 9, 1E63 •
P_ S.—The subscriber will chig cell elite six year old
horse, and tomily - eerriage, having no use for the same.
L'Ult SALE.—The BUILDING on the
corner OL WI.Alm awl h i ort etreets, need as s
0001 1 7118110 P This building was originally built so
shat it could be turned into Dwelling Houses. It con
enitsof three separateframesplacedtogether each franie'
being 25151,20 feet. making the entire,building, ea it now
stand! 7b feet long and 20 feet wide. ' Will sell also an
EIGHT HORSE POWER ENGINE AND BOILER,
nearly new, and one of Drawback's Patent Stave Cutters,
end a Set of Saws for Jointing staves. The above
property will be acid at a Vs.tgain, se we wieh to , clear
the ground en which the building. stands. Enquire at
the Brokers Once of 8. L. bI , OTILLOOR,
feb9-dtf 126.2darket Street.
'LOTS FOR SALE-ON NORTH ST.
and Pennsylvania Avenue. Apply to
H ALDEM AN ,
mars-dti Cot.. Front and Walnut ate.
FFORSALE—A Hon's; and 'L o t on
Sixth street, near State. Enquire at the _Exchange
Office of S. L. WOULLOCH,
28 Market street,
Where the highest price is always paid For COMP and
'WOE SALE.-A TWO-STORY FRANZ
119125111-fn Short 'street. Inquire of
tepSOti W S. VIRIVETS.
DANIEL A. MIIENCH,
Agent of the Old Wallower Line,
Respectfully informs the public that this Old Dail)
Transportation Line,(the only Wallower Line now in
existence in this city,) is in successful operation, and
prepared to carry loreigitt as loin as' any otlist
line between Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Sunbury, Lewis.
burg, Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Lock Haven, and all
other points on the Northern Oertral, Philadelphia and
Brie ga4 Williamsport and! Rlmitrn Railroads..
PaNDra.. . bartmon, Agent,
Goods sent to the Warehouse o f Messrs, Peacock,
'Zell & Hinchman. 60.808 and 810 Market street, aboVe
lighth, Philadelphia, by 4 o'clock p. m., will arrive at
Harrisburg. ready for delivery. next morning. myd
r f _ F. WATSON,
Is prepared to Dement the exterior of Buildings with
he New York Improved
Water-Proof Mastic Cement.
This Material is different from all other Cements.
It forms a solid, durable adhesiveness to any surface,
imperishable by the action of water or frost, ery
good building should be coated with this Cement ; it is
a perfect preserver to the walls, and makes a beautiful,
tine finish, equal to Eastern brown sandstone, or any
Among others for 1014111 I hem) applied the nutlet
Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen :
J. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished
J. H. Shoenberger, residence ? Lawrenceville, finished
five years. -
James ht'llandlses, residence, Allegheny City,finished
Calvin Adams, reaidence, Third street, finished four
A. Hoeveler, residence, Lawrenceville, finished four
J. D. M'Cord, Pennstreet, finished four years.
Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, Swished four
St Charles Hotel and Girard House, finished five
Kittanning Court House and Bank, for Batr & Moser,
Architects, Pittsburg, finished five veins.
Orders received at the office of B. M'llldowney, Paint
Shop, 20 Seventh street, or please address
T. F. WATSON,
mayl6-ti P. O. Box 1316. Pittsburg, Pa.
'WRINGER'S PATENT BEEF TEA,
ILL a solid, concentrated extract of
BEEF AND VEGETABLES.
Convertible immediately into a nourishing and deli
cious soup. Hiedy app2-o;ed by a number of eminent
This admirable article condensed into a compact form,
all the substantial and nutritive properties of a large
bialk of meat and vegetables_ The readiness with which
it di s s o lves inte li a rich and palatable Soup, which would
require hours of preparation according to the usual
method, is an advantage in many situations of life,*.too
obvious to need urging. Its highly nourishing qualities
combined with its delicacy, renders it invaluable for the
sick; while for those in health, it is a perfectsubstitate
for fresh meat and vegetables. It will keep good in any
It is peculiarly well 4apted FOR TR4VELIItS,
land or sea, who can thus avoid these accidental deprive
Lions of a comfortable meal, to which they are so liable.
FOR IRTALIDB, whose capricious appetite can thus
to satisfied in a moment.
FOR SPORTOMRN sad EXCIMISIONISTS. to whom,
both its compactness and easy preparation will recom.
mend it. For sale by
pep244,f WIK, DOCK, M., & Co.
HARRISBURG, PA:, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1863.
Eitt Vatriot .k 'dim
WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCT. 21, 1863
THE I,4ST FAIRY.
FROM THE FRENCH, BY M. J. E. BROWNE
I had passed my sixteenth year when she
appeared to me for the first time. It was, I
well remember, one beautiful evening in May.
I had gone alone out of the city ; I went with
no purpose across the fields, dreamy and rest
less, without knowing why. I had some time
been in this mood, and solitude was delightful
I saw the sun sink into an abyss of purple
and gold; the shadows descended from the
hills intUthe plains ; the stars were kindled
one by one in the deep blue of heaven. The
frogs chirped on the borders of the ponds; the
trills of the nightingale burst forth at long in.
tervals. I heard also the quiver of the agitated
leaves, and the tall shrubs bent under the
breeze, with a murmur sad and soft. The
moon, which had risen deep red in the hori
zon, slept, white and radiant, on a pearl•col
ored pile of
. clouds, whence its rays cell in sil
ver waves on the ahoulders of Night. The
tepid air was laden. with intoxicating odors,
and I heard along the flowery hedges the low
cry of birds, caressing each other is their
I was going along, opening my soul to all
these sounds and to all these perfumes, when
I perceived a troup of young girls, who with .
clasped hands were singing, on their way to
the city. They sang in chorus, of spring time
and love i their fresh voices vibrated .through
the silence of the slumbering fields like the
noise of a distant cascade. I hid behind a
cluster of hawthorn, and I saw them pass, like
a swarm of those white shadows which atiein
ble in the night around lakes, to form those
light dances, and vanish at the first break of
the dawn. I distinguished by the light of the
stars their brown' or blonde heads—l heard
the rustle . of their robes ;,I inhaled in long
draughts the mysterious emanations they left
behind, and which had an effect on my senses
more intoxicating than the perfumed breath of
When they had disappeared, I felt myself
seized with an unknown disquietude, and hav
ing seated myself on a hillock by the side of
the meadow which spread out' at my feet like
an ocean of. verdure, I buried my face in my
hands, and remained plunged in a profound
reverie, listening, seeking to comprehend the
confused and '
trembling emotions that arose
within me. I am• unable to say what I expe
riended. I felt my heart oppressed and ready
to burst. There was something within itlike
a hidden spring which seeks an outlet—like a
captive wave which seeks to expand itself. I
cried out, I wept I feuud I know not what
pleasure in my tears.
How long did I remain thus ? When I. rose
I saw at some distance before me a celestial
creature. who regarded ma with a smile. A
tunic, whiter than the lily, fell In geadefttl
folds over her person, and left to be seen on
the tux; which they scarcely grazed, two na
ked feet, and white as Farina marble.
Her light hair fell in freedom around her
neck, her cheeks had the freshness and bril—
liancy of the flowers 'Which crowned her headl
on the rose-tinted alabaster of her face, her_
eyes shown like two open peri-winkles on the
snow, warmed into life by the first kisses of
April. Her arms , were naked; one of her
hands reposed upon her breast, while the other
seemed to invite me with a kindly , gesture. I
retuained for some minutes in silent and mo
tionless contemplation. No doubt she came
from Heaven, for her beauty had no semblance
to earthly loveliness, and I saw shining around
her an atmosphere which enveloped her like a
"Who, then, art thou ?" I exclaimed at last,
distractedly stretching out towards her my
" Friend," she replied, with a voice sweeter
than the night zephyr, " I am the fairy which
the King of the Genii laid slumbering in thy
breast at the hour of thy birth. This morning
I slept there still; I have just awoke at the
first anguish of thy heart. My soul is bound,
up with thy life ; 1 am thy sister, and will be
thy companion until the day when, detached
from thee, like a flower faded on the stem, I
will abandon thee in the midst of the way, of
which the first half we shall travel together.
That day is not distant, young friend. The
rose which sees only one morning is the Byrn,.
bol of my destiny. In order to love me, expect
not that thou mayest lose me ; for neither thy
tears nor thy regrets will reanimate me when
I shall be no more. Hasten ! my hand is armed
neither with the magic wand nor the enchant
er's rod, and I have 'ho other adorning than
the flowers mingled with my hair; but I will
heap upon thee more treasures than ever be
nevoleut and prodigal fairy lavished upon a
royal cradle. I will place on thy forehead a
coronet which many a king would esteem him
self happy to purchase at the price of his own;,
I will collect for thee a retinae, such as is'
rarely seen in courts or palaces. Invisible and
present, I will follow thee everywhere ; every
where thou shalt feel my fruitful influence ; I
will embellish the places where thou must pass,
at night I will embalm thy couch ; I will give
my soul to all nature to smile each morn at
thy awakening. Ali we will hare beautiful
fetes ! Only these blessings which I bring
thee, child, learn to know them, seize them be
fore they escape thee; know haw to grasp
them without withering them; to enjoy them
without exhausting them ; make provision for
the other half of the way which thou must
achieve without me. Friend, I have told thee
I have little time to live, but it depends on thee
to prolong my frail but precious existence. I
am like those rare plants which must be ten
derly exposed to sun and rain. My feet are
deli Cate, fatigue them not in following thee.
The glow on my checks is tenderer than the
creeper on the hedge ; if thou wishes not to
see it tarnished in a day, expose me not to too
lively heats, draw me under only deep and cool
ing shadows ; watch that no remorse poison
the regrets which my loss will leave thee ; may
my memory be good, may I still enliven thy
heart with sweet reflection, long after I have
ceased to illuminate and warm thy life !"
Al these words, like a guardian angel that
bends over s cradle, she leaned towards me
her light head, and. I felt her lips press my
forehead, fresher, more perfumed than the
menthe which gro vs on the border of fountains.
I opened my arms to enfold her, but the white
Apparition had already vanished like a dream.
Was it not a dream, indeed t
I continned to go across the fields, some
times running like a lunatic, sometimes throw
ing myself on the turf, which I wet with scald
ing tears; sometimes I pressed to my bosom
the slender stem of the birches, which I be.
lieved I felt trembling and palpitating under
my wild clasp; sometimes I extended my Atifetl
towards the stars, and spoke to them with
love. I talked with the flowers, the trees, the
shrubs; I felt within me a torrent of vigor
which everywhere overflowed and spread over
all nature. The barrier was broken; the stream
had pierced the rock. I laughed, I wept, I
swam in an endless sea of joy unutterable, and
happiness 'without a name. When the East
began to grow white with morning, it seemed
to me that I assisted for the first time at the
awakening of creation. My heart swelled ; I
breathed the air with pride ; I believed a mo
ment that my soul had disengaged itself from
my body, to fly away free and light through
space, mingled with the soft vapors which the
rising sun detached from the hills. From the
height of the mountain which I had ascended
I measured the horizon with the glance of a
conqueror; the earth had just been created for
me, and I was master of the world
I *as not thirty when my fairy appeared to
me the second time. It was, I recollect, an
evening in October. I had gone out alone from
the city. I went, without purpose, across
gloomy fields, depressed in soul, I kneW not
why. I had been a long time thus—and with
out any taste for it, I soled, again solitude. •
The sky was low and overcast ; an icy north
wind beat with a sinister i sound the last leaves
of the trees. The hedges had only their ber
ries for ornament. Some mournful barkings
which came, from a distant farm, and a thread
of bluish smoke which rose above the branches,
alone revealed that there was life in these de
serted fields. Still a few wild birds flew here
and there, from spray to spray ; - black crows
spotted the plain—battalions of cranes slowly
moved -away in the- gray evening. air..
I went, mingling• my soul with nature, in
mourning. For a long time I had taken, like
• har t -that cold melancholy which accompanies
the close of the lovely weather. Being seated
at the foot of a leafless shrub, I saw • pass me
two old women, who walked slowly, each one
bent under a- bundle of pine fagots, provision
for winter, which they were carrying home.—
Strange memory ! whimsical conjunction !
Frmtbc my spot I occupied at this moment,
I liadseen go by long ago a troep• of young
maidens, their hands clasped and their voices
united in song ! I-was sixteen then, and the
shrub was in bloom.
I hid my face in my hands, and mentally
reviewing the days that- had. rolled over me,
between that evening in May and this evening in
October, I was soon lost in a sad and profound
reverie. -When I rose,.l saw a few paces off a,
pale face which looked at me . with • a• sad ex
.pression. Shewas so changed that I scarce
knew whether I. recognized her.... There was
no more around her that atmosphere of bright
ness which enfolded her first appearance. A
woolen tunic exposed her faded bosom. Her
feet were bleeding ; her arms fell listlessly
adowrivher emaciated sides. The attire of her
eyes was marbled with black, tears had worn
furrows in herwithered . cheeks. The unfortu
nate creature could scarcely , sustain herself,
and like a. lily withered on a .broken stem,
seemed to bow towards the earth.
wishest thou of me ?" I demanded.
"Friend, the hour is come when we must
separate ; . before leaving thee forever; I . have
desired to bid thee an eternal mur
mured she in a plaintive voice; sadder than
the wind of winter.
"Away away!. false Fairy ! What hast
thoudone -for me ? Those blessings which
Won didet promise me, where are they? I
have. vainly sought them on my way.. Where
are those treasures thou oughtst to have laid
at my feet? I: have found only pOVorty. What
has become of the diadem with. .which thou
offeredst to oroln my brow ? My head has
,only, worn: the erown . of thorns,Where is the
brilliant throng thou promis'ed'aete giither for
- me ? I have .had for .a cortege—only-solitude
and despair. Thou epeakest of separation ;
but, unless thou art the • genius of sadness,
what has there ever been in common between
us ? Ah ! it it may be true that thou bast
everywhere followed me, and everywhere I
have submitted to thy influence, go away, ac
cursed, for surely thou art the spirit of evil."
"1 am neither the Spirit of Evil nor the Ge
nius of Sorrow," replied she sadly, "but it is
the destiny of man to know me only after
having lost me ! to know the value of my
blessings only after there is no more tithe to
enjoy them. Friend, thou limit been ungrate,
ful like thy brethren. Thou scenarist me, and
I pity thee. In a moment then shalt know me,
and then, alas ! thou wilt wish, at the price of
the years which God still grants thee, to see
me, only one day, such as thou sawest me
first. • Thou askest bitterly, where are the bles
sings, I have promised thee ? I have kept all
my promises ; but thou, thou, hest disdained
them, those treasures which I have lavished
upon thee with an unsparing hand. For a
diadem, I placed on that forehead the fresh
ness, the light, the peacefulness of a spring
morning ; for a retinue, I gave thee Love, and
Faith, Hope and Illusion. Thy poverty ! I
have made it so smiling and so beautiful that
many of the rich and powerful would have ex
changed it for their palaces and their opulence,
Thy solitude ! I have peopled it with enchant
ing dream's. Thy despair! I have made thee
love it, and there has been such an' intoxica
ting pleasure in thy tears, that thy greatest
misery henceforth will be, not to be able to
shed them. When thou walkest abroad, I
awoke around thee sympathy and kindness ;
thou didet meet only friendly eyes and frater
nal hands. Heaven smiled upon thee—earth
grew flowery beneath thy feet. In thy turn,
answer—what bast thou done with the gifts of
my munificence ? How hest thou rewarded my
largesses ? What retnains to thee of all the
felicity I have scattered along thy way ? If
thou hast preserved nothing of it, is it I who
has taken it away from thee ? If thou hast
enjoyed nothing, Must I be accused ?"
At these words a tardy light illumined my
being. I felt a veil fall from my eyes, and I
remained struck with terror in seeing clearly
down into my own heart.
"Stop I atop ! go not away !" I cried, with a
supplicating voice ; :'restore to me those bles
sings I have contemned; my eyes open upon
the true light. Restore to me love and illu
sion, restore to me faith and hope. Let me
love only one day. Let me believe only one
hour, and whoever thou art, I will bless then
with my dying breath."
"Alas !" she replied, "it is I who am about
to die;and dost thou not see it? Look at me.
I have deeply suffered—l am but the worn
shadow of myself. Long time a sickness has
consumed me; a devouring breath has dried
my bones and drained iu my bosom the springs
of life. The blood no more flows through my
heart ; touch my hands ; thou wilt feel the icy
dampness of death. Still, if thou budot lviOlted
it, I would have before me length of days ! It
is thou, cruel one, who hest slain me before
my time. I have warn out my strength, and
torn my feet in following thee. Vainly I asked
for mercy. Thou criedst 'march on !' and I
went forward. I went exhausted, breathless,
rending roy hopes on the brambles by the way.
side, burning my brow in the noonday heats.
Thou wouldst not grant me time to renew my
girdle, bpd to bind anew my crown of flowers,
already withering. Vainly, if we met some
sylvan' asylum, some mysterious basis, I said,
Here is happiness! Friend, here must we
pitch our tent !' Thou oontinuedst thy mad
career, dragging me without pity over arid
sands. Is there an outrage from which thou
didst preserve me? a storm from which thou
didst protect my head ? Hew many times have
I not sat down, weary, discouraged, deter
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mined to abandon thee. But ingrate, I loved
thee ; and when, astonished to feel me no
more near thee, thou returnedst to call me with
voice or gesture,' I rose and flew to thy side.
Now it is done ! Friend, I can do no more.
My blood stops, my eyes grow dim, my limbs
falter beneath me. Open thy arms, press me
to thy bosom ; it is from thy heart I drew my
life, it is on thy heart that I will die !"
" Thou shalt not die !" I cried, opening my
arms to receive her ; " but, strange creature,
speak ! Who, then, art thou ?" .
" I am no more—l was thy youth!" she said,
and at these words I tried to seize her, but she
had already slipped from my embrace and dis
appeared, and I perceived in her place only
some withered flowers, fallen from her hair. I
gathered them all up, but alas I I found not
one had retained its perfume.
THE CIIINBSE IN SAN FRANCISCO
OUTLANDISH RELIGIOUS cznEmomEs.
The San Francisco Bulletin, of September
16, gives the following account of a visit to a
Chinese temple in that city :
The Chinese are having a great time in their
Temple, on Sacramento street, just now.—
Evidently the festival is of a religious charac
ter, though whether the proceeds are to be de
voted to canceling a mortgage on their church
or to sending out pagan missionaries to win
over Christian believers to Buddhism, is more
than inquisitiveness itself has been able to as
certain. The dignitaries of their Temple are
net at all reticent, but display a charming
readiness to indulge in a conversation with
visitors to which the only drawback is that
neither understands the other's language.—
However, they themselves know what the cele
bration means and is intended for, and they
being the principal parties concerned, no oth
ers have a right to complain.
The first thing which strikes the visitor on
entering the vestibule of their sanctuary is a
west ancient and fish-like smell, and if he ap
proaches the altar he will discover that the
breath of • the gods smells strangely of stale
salmon. Evidently their drink is not nectar,
neither is it possible that their victual is am
brosia. The first object of Chinese adoration
that meets the eye is a high and hilarious god,
standing some seven or eight feet in hie stock
ings, and flourishing a cigar in his left band,
like a Montgomery street swell. The attitude
of this idol is hot very graceful, while his legs
widely spread apart, and the air with which
he braces hack against 'the wall suggests that
he is under the influence of the rosy. Alto
gether, he has, a convivial look about him,
highly cheerful to beheld, and the effect is .
heightened•by two horns, with serrated edges,
which sproat gaily from. behind his ears. His
belly is modeled like a bass drum, but so
nicely adjusted as not to seriously interfere
with the even tenor of his whole contour.
Passing on and ascending a narrow and
fishy stair-case, we - find a balcony, gay with
flags and lanterns and illuminated with scrolls
written in sinuous characters, probably preg
nant with the wisdom of the immortal Kong
tu-tre, whom the Latins name Confucius. We
may very well conclude that the books which lie
open—but shut so far as our understanding is
eoncernei--before us, are the Bolide Dectorito
and the Concordia. Formula of their peculiar
church. Here the sound of music is _
reckless tlisciples crashing anvil choruses upon
immense gongs, while milder-inannered musi
cians kept 'up a rattling accompaniment on
kettle-drums, blended with a symphony of
shrill notes from the lips or cracked fifes. The
gods stand it marvelously well, however, and
so does the temple, though a much less noise
brought down the walls of Jericho. In the
temple, the gods and worshippers are so nu
merous that one calls.them no longer John, but
legion. You, stumble over a little god on
the floor, or precipitate your 'head into the
stomach of the big one braced against the al
tar. The big ones numbered two, and face
each other in a Gog and Magog style. In
height they are Anaks, each standing a good
eight feet above the level of the floor, without
Counting in's slight wrinkle in the bilk which
would give them a few inches more were it
'ironed out. Each has one foot perched on a
suppositious rock, while the other rests on a
paper tiger—they seem to have been bucking
against the tiger all the night through. One
holds a golden apple in his hand, plucked from
no one knOWS what Hesperides ; the other
grasps a golden wreath. They are spangled
like harlequin, and bearded and mustached
like bogus barons, A chronic lassitude rests
on their features—probably occasioned by
having been up all night. Before them is
spread either a late breakfast or an early
lunch, but they seem in no hurry to attack it.
Undoubtedly they feel safe in the assurance
that no one else will eat it. Ranged around
the wall, in Convenient little sentry boxes,
stand fudgy little gods, with splay feet. These
be the common "Josses" of the concern. One
of them is habited like a Christian martyr, and
has the dolorous look of one condemned to be
burned. The' apprehension seems not entirely
groundless, as a number of torches are lighted
close to his feet. Should they burn on, the
spectacle would be furaished of a baked to
The Worshippers in the nurlieus of the tem
ple are not very devout. They loaf around and
talk(' all sorts of liberties with their gods, even
to the occasional smouching of a tomcod from
their breakfast table. There are dowagers
with head-dresses which tower up ht crini
germs Babels, and damsels with eyes more
clam-shell than almond-shell shaped. There
are male Chinamen having the look of Chim
panzees, and others dandified enough in ap
earance to stand as lay figures in barbers'
windows. Altogether, the picture is a motley
one, and well worth seeing, but curious visit
ors should be vaccinated before entering the
synagogue and carry smelling salts with them.
Were there time in this connection to indulge
in speculation and reflection concerning this
curious people who have moved their temples
and gods in our midst and sat down among us,
but of whom we really know so little, there
were ample food for it. How long will they
maintain their idolatrous worship in the full
blaze of the light which a Christian community
sheds ? ' Or is it unfair to, call them idolaters
when these images which they make unto
themselves are not made " in the shape of any
thing in the heaitens above, in the earth be
neath, or in the waters under the earth?" Will
ever an Iconoclast come along and send these
paper deities flying higher than any kites Will
these Thors finally be broken with their own
hammers ? Or will this people go on chanting
barbarous hymns through their noses and
beating tom-toms to the honor of their tom
cods and tom-tomgods to the end of another
LITERARY LABOR AND STUDY.—AN Example
of Industry and Perseverance.—Professor Lane,
in his preface to his ,Arabic-English Lexicon,
makes the following remarks as to the labor
expended on that work :
" Nearly twenty years have now elapsed
since I commenced this work. Had I foreseen
that the whole labor of the composition must
fall upon me, br the project be abandoned, and
had I foreseen the length of time that it would
tlie Mate: for whi6
patronage of the pablie is so
require of me, unaided, I should certainly not
have had the courage to undertake it. * *
For seven years, in Cairo, I prosecuted my task
on each of the work-days of the week, atter an
early breakfast until within an hour of mid
'night, with few and short intervals. of rest
(often with no interruption but that of a few
minutes at a time for a meal and half an hour
for exercise) except on rare occasions when I
was stopped by illness and once, when I de
voted three days to a last visit to tht Pyramids.
going out of my
I seldom allowed myself to receive a visitor,
except on Fridays, the Sabbath and leisure day
of the Muslims, and more than once I passed a
h qu ou a s r e te . r of * the y * ear w * ith l ou o t convey a
of the difficulties of my task would be impos
sible. While mainly composing from the 'TO
el-Aroos,' I have often had before me, or by my
side, eight or ten other lexicons (presenting
three different arrangements of the roots, and.
all of them differing in the order, or rather in
the disorder of the words explained,) requi
ring to be:Consulted at the same time; and fre
quently more than a day's study has been
necessary L 9 enable me thoroughly to under
stand a single passage." •
When Horace Walpole wished to amuse his
father by reading a historical work to him.the
aged statesman, " hackneyed in the ways of
men," exclaimed, "Anything but history;.that
must be false." Dr. Johnson, according to
Boswell, held a somewhat simi lar opinion; and
Gibbon, alluding to the fallacies of history,
said, " The spectators of events know too lit
tle, the actors were too deeply interested to
speak the real truth." The French' heroine
affords a remarkable instance of historic un
certainty. Historians—one copying the words
of another—assert she was burned at Rouen,
1431;i while doeumeutory evideset et the
most authentic character, completely negati
ving the story of her being burned, show she
was alive and happily married several years
alter the period alleged to be that of her exe
Many of these documents are in the registry
of the city of Mentz, and prove that she came
thither in 1436. The magistrates, to make
sure that she was not an imposter, sent for her
brothers, Pierre and Jean, who at once recog
nized her. Several entries in the city records
enumerate the presents, with the names of
the donors, that were given to her on the oc
casion of her marriage with the Chevalier
d'Armoise, and even the marriage contract be
tween Robert d'Armoise, Knight, and Jeanne
d'Arc, la Pucelle d'Orleans, has been disco
The archives of the city of Orleans contain
important evidence oti this subject. In the
treasurer's accounts for 1435, there is an entry
of eleven francs and eight sous paid to mes
sengers who had brought letters from " Jeanne
la Pucelle." Under-tee date of 1436, there is
another entry of twelve lima paid to Jean de
Lys, brother of " Jeanne la Pucelle," that he
might go and see her. The king of France
ennobled Jean's family, giving them the ap
pellation of de Lye, derived from the Fleur de
lye, on account of her services to the State ;
and the entry in her Orleans records corres
ponds witn and corroborates the one in the re
gistry of Mentz, which states that the magis
trates of the latter city sent for her brothers to
identify her. These totally independent sour
ces of evidence confirm •'each other in a still
more remarkable manner. In the treasurer's
accounts of .Orleans fer the year 1439, theft
are various sums expended foe wine, banquets
and public rejoicings, on the occasion of Rob
ert d'Armoise and Jeanne, his wife, visiting
that city, Also a memorandum that the coun
cil, after mature deliberation; had presented to
Jeanne d'Armoise the sum of two hundred and
ten livres, for the services rendered by her
during the siege of the said city of Orleans.
There are several•other documents, of equally
unquestionable authority, confirming those al
ready quoted here; and the only answer made
to them by persons who insist that Joan was
burned is, that they are utterly unexplainable.
It has been urged, howerer, that Dame d'Ar
moise was an impostor; but if she were, why
did the brothers of the real Joan recognize and
identify her? Admitting that they did, for
the purpose of profiting by the fraud, how
could the citizens of Orleans; who knew her
so Welt, and fought side by side with her du
ring the memorable siege, allow themselves to
be so grossly deceived ? The idea that Joan
was not burned, but another criminal substi
tuted for her, was so prevalent at the period,
that there are accounts of several impostors
who assumed to be her, and of their detection
and punishment ; but we never hear of thb
Dame d'Armoise having been punished.
In fine, there are many more arguments in
favor of the opinion that Joan was not burned,
which need not be entered into here. The
French antiquaries, best qualiflea to form a
correct opinion on the subject, believe that
she was not burned, but kept in prison until
after the Duke of Bedford's death, in 1435,
and then liberated; and so we may leave the
question—a very preLty,puzzle as it stands.
" PaosrEnons TimEs."—There has been a
good deal of trash circulating in the papers
recently respecting the prosperity of the North,
notwithstanding the heavy hardens of the war.
It is true that money is easy, that the opera
and theatres are crowded nightly, and that
high-priced goods secure a ready sale; but
there is another and less pleasing side of the
picture which it would be also well to bear in
mind. The prices of the necessaries of life
have advanced enormously, and persons with
small, fixed incomes and salaries were never so
etraitened for means as now. Contracters,
storekeepers, money changers, stock operators,
all who had goods to sell, have done exceed
ingly well for the last two years ; but not so
clerks, smak property holders, mechanies,.all,
in fact, whose incomes are fifteen hundred dol
lars a year or less—a classification, by the
Way, which includes five-sixths 9f our whole
population. The poorer classes have not as
yet experienced actual suffering, as there is
an outlet for able-bodied men in the army; but
the struggle for life, or rather food and fuel,
was never so hard as it has been for the past
year. Coal, for instance, which was abundant
a year since at five dollars and fifty cents per
ton, is now nine dollars and fifty cents; meat
that could be bought for ten to twelve cents
Per pound is now twenty to twenty-two cents;
flour that was sold at five dollars is now eight
:Utters per barrel ; and the same prtiportionate
increase holds good for every article of clo
thing, food and fuel purchased and consumed.
To talk of prosperity and good times when
starvation prices like these are the rule is flat
nonsense. The truth is. the evil days are upon
US financially as well as politically, and they
are getting no better very fast. Secretary
Chase seems to hint that the time may come
when a breakfast will cost a thous,alld dollars,
and we think it likely if we go much longer at
the present rate. But let us hear no more
about prosperous times.—N. Y. World.
it is calculated the rebels lobe one hundred
slaves per day, who are valued at $100,000.
At the same rate of loss the Secesh, in one
year, would be out of pocket $36,500,000 in
value of human chattels alone.