Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1850-1866, July 06, 1861, Image 1
DEMOCRAT, COLUMBIA AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER. S2 00 PER ANNUM LEVI L. TATE, Editor. "TO HOLD AND THIM THE TOUCH OF TIIUTII AND WAVE IT O'ER THE DARKENED EAIITII." , h VOL. 15.--NO. 18. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA, SATURDAY JULY 6, 186L VOLUME 25. A.J! UN'OKI! re is, r . IVilum llllLlIt V'N, Jit itlnut c-l imcr. Ili'liiaainl V :"C!00)S Yliiauuf.ict'ir' I11&1 ti koiiiii li ill I Iir yuutii can iffow prlri 1 ' Iiuumy i' -gni'tiii3 "' IjJ u any Waitoa itir m MATTH ,..(( Iif I 111 u Mi IM ' i abnv ( (JMUMBIA DEMOCRAT. ITUHLIBUED EVERY SATU11DAY, BY LEVI L. TATE. m o i'TTo ic 4T nor llrttk RulUine. rfftJits tkt KuHngr, h ; '-(tf tA CVurt JdKSC. "Jrmotralifi cad Quarters. 'sfftHi In I TERMS 01' BUnSCUU'TIO.V. 1 a l ancc, f,-T one copy, for su mouths. tfll.J Tt. ft.H Anl lor one copy, one ) vii. w , ir u-hhlu thn tlrsL t hree mouths. Jill Z lfii"l a 1I 111 n tlio lint sil month. Zv 5U IT not i;ill within the car. TlTJNo sub.frlptlon taken for less than si mnulhs, Vmt no pap-'r discontinued until all arrearages shall hat Seen paid. ?(E7T CrlinnrvArjvFRTiKMVHr8liui'rtcil,nnd JdbWohu Vtecutcd, ut thu c.tablishctliiriLcs. Ilimi. IIWIII II ! III IIIISBSilSISH I IHIIIIIIIIWMIWTWmi (SHuigmal Jiloctun. jlr- . 4-1, 'vr (Ac Columbia t)rmocrat. .A Wolcomojo tlio Birds. tBY p. r. n. c. l hirdd no fair, Hint whistle nttd einj. Iiile all the nir id made to ring iltt melody, no eft ami sweet, ith harmony, nt onto rcplclo; ifCumu welcome through our northern dime, 'Willi nri'ie loo, and sweetest rhimc. ttTlie flower of ppring, pro blooming bright, jAnd ever) thing hhuw lis delight, wCoino seek thy glen, aweot nongnter fair -VAnJ elng ug tin thy swcclcEtair. JhTuc forests green, with liver) bright, "bf parofit fheen, tliy fongi inlle, . IHFroni hough to bough, fi UCoinu warble now, thy i An"j huiU thy nrsi, llioi from 1 1 rub to limb, Bwcftcsl hymn , thy nest, Ihou crt'ature pure (l Where thou cau'at rtt from harm aecure. 4Comc w tirhl'' mo thy sweetest lay ; AVouie let me see thy plumes so gay ; TsSjpurc ami true, f.iir bird, oh come, wAnd witcunie to our northern home. iWfyf Written for the Columhtti Dcmotrat. .Tho Tendtucy of Worldly rroM-trily. BY JUNIS. nd Jciluron vaxtd fat and Ueltd. llicf-f. H. ' Thorn live J n man in day nf old, Jn f acred vcripturcsuc arc told, And waxing fut he kicked J Hut how or w by, w hn or w here, Hjl6 did tliii kicked att soharo, fHTiic crripdircs don't depict. rAnil fo, of course, we're left to Judge, Wh it on carthwouM be liia grudge. iSS(,Th.it lie should then liac kicked; Vetof hh cluai tlurc blill arc nnma, And many more are yzl to comc WVc venture toprcditt. In worMly gonjp, uit(! high he rrnc, .He wore the rirlrst, lineal rMhmi, .fAgaiutliiCoi he kicked; Antl highly swelled mlh worldly pride, JBlnhis possOJaionB fur and wide. n tit i ays 'niitc strl!. U'ith alt hiii might and main It i k'uked ' JnHatan's ierviri'ry strict. U Aod tellmifMlere liiskickd. '2!Twas co lie thought in proud cnnrcit. lie kicked ngaiuit the pricks," J!o thn my kicking friends, brwate-, yor ntiw I tell, and tell you lair, v-jJtou will reppiil thoai kicks, Or clao rememlif r w hat I say, Wricn atthu great last Judgment day, .You'll find you're m u fiv. VOW LPRSV1LI.F. Vi. -?. yor the Cvhtniiia nemvtrat. VMt EVENING. .-St nyBr.H. ' ''Ohia'reil pairoJ twilishthmir. IVhcn m.tn jiio.l ft'ls hid Mak'-i'ii power ; TWicn fc'cnllc irphyra nuflly play Innutuhcr smooth, at rlo...- f day ; ' When itillry l'hahua' aeorching rayn No tuorc liii v itliortnir pow cr di.ptiy. ; When ll'iflu'd to bitenru i. the Karth Our 'inindatonolile thoiu'hugui! birth. The tMiiik'in; tar, that one by u, Ui'pcnili'ut rilill upon tliu d'lu. Mutt hnlc thuuiftclvcfl from inurlal view When he .hall ipan yon nrdi vC bin,., Now ililne abroad with tplendid lisht, Siiplajin; all Uicir beauty bright. llowgraud, hawhemirirul thyarel Yet, beauty beams in every rtar. They dot the liruiainent fo fair. That doth (Jod'd handiwurlc declare. .Magiiimcctit indceilthey aro Those stars Ihit beam their light afdr. Tho cares, the buey cares of day. In allthclr dread thcirdircarrny. Now cease toprcss upon the mind ; ,U'o seek those ptcusures more rcliucd 4Vowandcr o'crthe hills and dates, The fields, the meadows, woods ami vales; U'e view tho mountains, ah, so grand I AVe view the Oceau's rochy strnnd ; With vaitaud piercing, wondering sweep Wo view the broad and briny deep. Our souls with naturu now commune We love to listen to the tunc Tlmtrnong the trees the breezes play When twilight coincsat close of day The soft Aohan melodies G yonder woving forest trees, Oh sweet, oh happy even time) Dear emblem of our youthful prime. t&" They get up model lovo letters at Cleavcland, short, sweet, and spch upon tho principle of complcto secession from dictionary rules. Hero is one read in court last, week : "deer thow abecut not forgot ton tharcs a good tymo cumin wato a littlo longer." A young man of good standing re ccntly proposed an honorablo marriage to a yiung lady out West, when ho received for answer mawr: "Get out, you feller! Do kins, Wyoming ; Newspapers, Eli Barncr, thlnSl'd sleep with a man ? I'll tell 1 Underwood, N. Y.j Monuments, Valodie motEcr 1" tory Sl 1L JeDkiDS Wyoming. you ycr Man islikp a snowball. Leavo him lying in idleness against the sunny face of prosperity, and all tho good that is in him jnolts liko fresh butter in dog days . but kick him round, and ho gathers strength COMMUNICATIONS. Gnm:.svooi, Juno 21tli, 1801. Editor of the Columhia Democrat. Dkau Sir i I lake this opportunity of makiug, publicly,; few comiuontson a pri vate letter in luy possession unJcr dato of Juno 17tli. 'I'lio gcullctuan writing alleges that are port obtains respecting tho illegality of a military company under drill bomu whore in tho vicinity of llohrsburg, iu thiseouuty and that the members of said company aro avowed fcuceisiouUts. Ho fuithcr Mated that some jicrsoits had contemplated rout ing thorn and advised mo that if I were in any way connected with tho squad I had best report through tho press and state our exact position, Although I deem this counsel altogether un-oalled-for yet for tho benefit of niri I would state that there is a company under military instructions in this neighborhood tho members of which aro chiefly, and perhaps exclusively, Dcm ocrats whose conduct in thi3 crisis is alto trothcr unexceptionable. I am proud to say that I am connected with tho compa ny and one in whom I can place the ut most confidence and that, the members having given mo the command I think it part of my duty, openly to denounce tho slanderer and exculpate our soldiers from blame. It must bo evident to every ob server that since the commencement of tho present national troubles, there have been a few exceedingly officious persons who have 7tatlr. it their business to stir up ani mosities, and thus jeopardize our best in tcrcsts, It is certainly surprising, that individuals professing to be the Union men should have the audacity to fabricate, und circulate willful falsehoods, knowing that such misconduct will tend to weaken the bonds that unite tlio people of the North. To such persons we have but little to say, other than that wo shall nt all times defend our charge, from tho abusive, slander of insidious assailai ts, and knowing us we do, that tho integrity of our company is unimpeachable, wc shall staud by our rights at all hazards. W c think it the duty of Ameiican Freemen, to brand fal bifiers, with tho fctigmathey merit. crc they marshal to meet an open enemy. Our credentials are open to tho inspection of any person or persons, who ask it in the spirit cf ltianlincs, but to fcuch lawless miscreants who delight in disseminating falsehoods, to injure their counti'ymcn,we have only to say, that wo shall not bow to their scepter, nor subnrt tamely to their abuse. Wc claim to be true American citizens and can offer no better guaranty of our loyal ty, than that wo havo over been faithful to tho trust vouchsafed us by our fore-fathers. It is well known that men differ and havo tho right of differing as to tho causes which induced this melancholy stato of things, yet whilo wc entertain different political view we have oaruestly advooated a unity of purpose. Tho North must bo unitcd,or her strength is with drawn, her destiny scaled, and a happy union can not bo se cured and maintained, so long as unprin cipled inqn arc allowed to diiisoiiiiuate un truths, ail-libilMii. l'ours, with respect, &c, GEO. IV. UTT. Wyoming Semi.xauy, ? Kingston, Pa., Juno -0, 0, 1801. S VAilor Columbia Drtnocrat, The anniversary exercises of this far famed and deservedly popular Institution havo just concluded, and I hasten to givo you a brief account of them. They occu pied tho entire day, and were attended by an inimenso concourse, estimated by many to number at least two thousand persons, comfortably seated uuder a mammoth tont belonging to the Institution. Tho oxcrcisos wero all original, Tho following orations wero delivered during tho day by tho young gentlemen : Oar Coiwtrijby W. II. Abbott,of Blooms burg; Man, J. B, Lyon, Herrick ; Un Ub, Welsh oration, D. S. Davis, Abcrdare, Wales ; Life, F. Asbury Dony,IIonesdalo, H'nste oj liitcl'cct, L. G, Flory, Soranton Enthusiasm, S. D. Jonos, Whito Mills j Cities of the Past, T. II. B. Lyon, Herrick; The Crisis, J. M. Johnson, Mt. Vernon, Mich.; Mental Discipline, Amos Avery, Cannousvillo, N. Y.; lleforc the Fall und Now, J. O. Lcacock, Ilarvoysvillo ; Henry IV, Bradford Barncr, Underwood, N. Y.; Tic a Knot in your Threjd, S, H. Jen- The following essays wero read by the trraduating class of voung Indies : Tlie I Thinker, by Miss Albertino Brace of Wy. ' oming ; Mary Queen of Scotts, Miss Min J nio Evans, Tunkhannook ; The Object of Study, Miss S. B. Edwards, Plymouth phino Houghton, Kingston; Intel cctuui Monuments Ettrnal. iss Carrie 51, Wood ruff, Dinunock j The Moors of Spain, Jliss JIary. Jl Lyon, Hrrriek ; The Crown on tho Mountain Toi, Miss Lillio T. Sharplcos, Fairvillo ( and The Unseen, Miss Esther A. Pugh, riyniouth. In exercises liko tho above, where all aro good, comparisons soom invidious. Abun dant ovidenco was given of closo thought, cultivated taste, and careful preparation on tho part of every orator and essayist. A colloquy entitled 11 Contrast" written by Miss E. A. Pugli, was spoken by somo twenty or thirty of tho juvenile members of tho school, showing tho wido difference between society at the present and in the olden times. Tho colloquy was well writ ten, and the "little folks" had been so thoroughly trained that they acted their several parts most admirably. Tho gentlemen's colloquy came off as usual in tho afternoon. It was really n fine thing. It was entitled a Court Seenc, and was written by Messrs. B. and B. Bar ner. One Mr. Smcncj (very green) was sued for breach of promiso by a Miss Batlgcr, and tho trial of tho caso in the court room was as natural as life. Just as tho judgo had nearly completed his charge to tho jury, a military detachment came in, and judge, jury, lawyers, witnesses, and tho parties in the suit, amid great ex citement, joined tho company and marched away to tho tune of Yankee Doodlo. Thero wero some forty different actors, and each did exceedingly well. Tho students' part of tho Anniversary was concluded with a valedictory already noticed an able effort, creditable alike to tho bead and heart of the young man who spoko it. Then followed tho Anniversary Address by Hon. II. B. Wright ; subject Our Government. Ho spoke of its origin, its -,. .,.t Us Tl. .wMrxea , . .I., . i throughout was most able, patriotio and . ... impressive. Hie lrcquent anu ncarty cheers from tho audience evinced their high appreciation of the address, and that their hearts wero in sympathy with the sonti ment and fpirit of tho speaker. It was universally couseded to havo been one of tho Colonel s happiest efforts. And why should ho not speak well since he certainly mustftel well, having just been elected to Congress from this district as a Union can didate, receiving a majority of about six thousand over his opponent. Before closing I wish to say that the ex amination of classes in tho abovo Institu tion, ou Friday and Monday last, fully sustained tlio high reputation of tho school. Tho citizens of tho valley and surround- ,UB uuu; -'""'yi"""" institution. And I may add, from what 1 learn of tho strict discipline, thorough drilling of the students, and superior ad vantages to bo enjoyed here, that no pa rents need desire a better institution at which to place their sons and daughters. Ousiiuvr.R. Hliscellaueons B.lNaou. Tho llov. Mr. Martin, of Burlington, Maine, a man of decided tal ent and worth, was somewhat noted for his eccentricity and humor, which occasion ally showed themselves iu his public min istrations. In the timo of tho great land speculations in Maine, several of his prom inent parishioners! and church members were carried away with tho mania of buy- iug lumber tracts. The reverend gentle man resisted this speculating spirit, and more tliau once rebuked it in his sermon;. Ono evening, at his regular weekly prayor- nieeting, ho noticed that several of his prominent men wore absent, and ho knew at onco they had gono to Bangor to attend a great land sale. After singing a hymn, ho said : "Brother Allen, will you lead us in prayer !" Some one spoko out and said, "Ho has gono to Bangor." The pastor, not disconoerted in tho least called out : ''Deacon Barber, will you load u? in prayer ?" "Ho has gone to Bangor," another an swercd. Again tho pastor asked : "Squire Clark, will you pray 1" 'The Squ'tro has gono to Bangor," said somo ono ; and the pastor being now satis fied, looked nrouud upon the littlo assemb ly as if tho samo reply would probably bo given to ovcry similar request, and very candy said ; "Tho choir will I sing . Banook, aud theu Select Biot MY FELLOW PASSENGER. iiy rETEit aqatk. It is hard to confess t but I can remem ber when there was not a lino of railway in tho world. Wo went bumping about in stago coaches on long leather springs, nino inside, and four or fivo outside, with four or six horses, and thought ten miles an hour something wonderful. Yet a day's rido insido such a coach, through a fine country, and with a pleas ant company, was not tho worst evl of this mortal lifo ; and I havo thought somctimo3 when lumbering along a western raiway, fifteen miles an hour, in a close unventila- tcd car, filled with filthy, tobacco chewing fellow citizens, that I would cheerfully go back to tho coach and four. Did you ever ride on tho outside, with a nice girl besido you, whom it was nccessa-1 ry to take good caro of, somo pleasant morning, say up the Connecticut valley ! 1 have and there aro few things in this sublunary existence not cxhilcrating I Wo go through tho country in these, our fast days, with lightning trains and sleep ing cars but do we travel 1 There is another modo of travel wc an tediluvians used to think pleasant, it was slow, and has become obsolete ; but what could bo nicer than to glide all day through a constantly changing panorama of beauti ful scenery, on a canal packet t The present generation knows nothing about it. There was tho long, slender, elegant packet, with its row of windows on each sido, where you could lounge, play whist, read, walk or sleep. At tho breakfast, dinner, or supper hours, the tables were set, and it was wondsrful what excellent repasts came out of thq little cupoard-like kitchens. In fino weather wc could walk I on tho loll"; narrow deck, or sit on tho , . , trunks and cniov the scenorv. Tho nana! , j trunks and enjoy tho scenery. Tho canal wmus aiong mo uanKs oi small rivers, ami through the villages which havo sprung up besido it. There was a timo when thousands of passengers wore convoved from Albany to Buffalo, through tho Eric canal, in gaily painted packet boats, each drawn by tnrco or tour Uandsomo horses, ur, tuo rate oi ono nunurcu anu twenty miles in twenty four hours not very rap- id hut pleasant and tolerably safe. I landed ou tho dock at Buffalo, from that loud old, high pressure steamer Con- Btitution, Captain Applcbee ; and taking my carpet bag in my hand, to tho disgust! of runners, porters, and Jehus, mado my way uuassistcd, to the old City Hotel, and . I . 1 I 1 1 .1 T.1 mo cauai uasiu, wucru my ouo 01 t,uo iwu Bird lino ofnaclset-s with steam up-hor- 1 ... i,np,1..i i, ,mi i,.,a ,m,t,i ready to start at tho minuto, and mako connections with all tho stago lines along tho canal As I camo near tho boat, I overtook a lady who had the samo destination. Star- tied, perhaps by my quick footsteps, in a part of tho town where a lady did not liko to walk unattended, sho struck her foot a- gainst something on tho tow-path, stum- bled add would havo fallen into tho canal had I not sprung forward and caught her. Sho was frightened, but thanked mo hear - tily and allowed ms to assist her upon luc uoai. What trifles govern our lives, and even decide tho destiny of nations. A pebble on tho walk was my introduction to ono of the loveliest and most brilliant of women. Wc had been on the packet an hour beforo I knew that she had been on a visit to Buffalo, aud was summoned homo to Bo- Chester by the sickness of her mother. And it was less than that timo beforo her dark eyes her voice of passionato music, her form of singular graco,and her charm ing ingcuiousncss had thrown a spell around me, which seemed to chango tho wholo current of my lifo. That gliding packctboat was graudcr than all navies ; that canal which had been profanely called a ditch was moro than rivcrs,seas and oceans ; diminutive besido it seemed the Atlautics, the Pacifies, and broad In diau seas. Hero was the centre of tho universe, that swept around us, and all tho rest was of littlo worth compared to the breathing loveliness that stood besido me. How I recall tho day a rich lovely Summer day, fanned by cooling zephrys from tho greatest lakes and Niagra. Tho sun was half veiled by fleecy clouds. Wo went upon tho deck, whero sho seemed a quccu to whom my heart paid an inficito homage, but with whom I boeamo every moment more confused, constrained, and incapablo of manifesting the feelings which had sprung 60 suddenly into their iulcns- Wo stood there on tho deck strangers. An hour before I had never seen her, un less in my dreams, or in some former stato of bcing,of which wo seem at times to havo vaguo glimpses. But it seemed to mo as if I had known and loved her a thousand years, But all this long acquaintanco did not hinder mo from being as bashful and confused as ever a lover was in tho pres ence of his mistress. Still-1 mado a des perato effort to keep up conversation. "This is my day of good fortune," said I, ''a novcr-to-be-forgotton day, when I had tho happinoss of meeting you " ''And romanticly rescuing mo from be ing drowned in tho raging canal," said she, with a benevolent effort to help mo out of my embarrassment. "0 grand canal," I cried, gathering courage, "finer than tho Nile, with all its cities, pyramids, and Cleopatra's barges, because it boars upon Us bosom a lov lior " Bridge," shouted the steersman. I was not thinking of bridges, and had not tho lady caught mo and pulled mo down besido her, low kneeling ou the deck, that bridge would havo interrupted at onco my eloquenco and my lifo. Tho boat passed under the hugo beams of tho bridge j I proffered my assistance to my beautiful companion, and wo stood erect again. ''Even proud people sometimes practice tho virtue of humility,'' said tho lady, laughing at my narrow escape. "I hope you find it no hardship to kneel," "To you or with you, never," I replied, and so our conversation went on mine in a strain of exaggerated gallantry,and hers in a playful iarfi(7gc,witli which sho par ried my attacks, and kept mo at a respect ful distance. But tho more wo conversed together, walking on tho narrow deck, watching the ever shifting scenery, or sitting on a seat I improvised from someluggago, the moro I admired, not only her beauty ,hcr elegance and a certain charm that hovered around her, orcnvcllopcd her liko an atmosphere, but her wit, her taste, her sense and culti vation. And I was, though entirely and deeply respectful, frank and bold in tho express ;on of my feelings. It seemed but just that j should express tho admiration I felt. And when I did so, though there was a slight flush on her cheek and brow, she I still answered playfully : But My dcar Mr Strangcrj do you rc. mcmbcr Low long h it siuco you first BftW mt,in "A few brief hours," I replied, "but they might havo been ages. My soul has known you always. It has b'een seeking . ... ... .... you turougu tuo eternities. YVuo can a man know so well as his ideal of all that . .,. .., j , . t. ciso should ho bow his spirit ? So must I bow to " "Low bridge," shouted the 'steersman, sharply; and it was timo. Tho bridge wa3 very low. It was not crouch or kneel. Wo were enough to to obliged throw ourselves fairly and flatly on the jcct( whero we lay, sido by sido iu tho gloom of the shadow, until iho light broko upon u3 a9 wc passed beneath tho last low Igtrjnf piece. 1 There was something ludicrous in our prostrate condition, and in my efforts to I .-1. .... If . !.. ,T - tef i pill niysuu up IU UUSIU, Uliu usata,, huu it. dy, that I did not attempt to finish the speech which had been so unceremoniously interrupted. Tho dinner bell rang, and I placed my self besido her at tho table. How self- possessed, how graceful, how charming 6he was. Her conversation sparkled with wit ; she told littlo anecdotes with an cx- quisito humor. Her rare beauty, like a gem, was set in a manner and style of sin gular elegance, In my long, indeed, but somewhat varied cxpcricnco, I had never met so lovely a person. "Now for a flirtation," said I at the be ginning but it soon bocamo too sorious a matter with me, But tho lady tho more entangled I bo came the moro adroit and confident was she. How skillfully sho parried my at tacks 1 I could find out nothing about her besides her first volunteered joxplanations, oven by my most dariug efforts. "Don't you want to know mo!" said I as wo sat in the cabin after our roally good dinner. "Know you ! I flatter inysolf I do know you pretty well, You must thiuk ino very dull, to supposo mo ignorant of a gentle man after half a day's interesting conver sation, aud seeing him iu bo many posi tions," "But it might bo convenient to know my name V said I, determined to find out Lnra. if ilio lliinrt wrri' tm"iMr "And why, prayt Tho lawyers do very I well with John Doo and Itichard Hoc. Your namcj may bo Jonathan or Jeremiah what matters ! "The rose by any other namo would smell as sweet" and John Smith ia as good as another. Pocahontas though is heroic." "You won't hear my namo nor toll nie yours V "Oh 1 thero it is? If I havo your name, I must givo you mine in exchange. How do you know that would be a fair bargain! Mine maybe twice as pretty. It may bo llosa Matilda, for aught you know. No doubt you havo imagined something very elegant and romantic. Do you think I shall undeceivo you 1 Would you havo mo say I was Miss or Mistress Nancy Ilig gings J No, sir ; I respect your feelings too much to overwhelm you with such an avowal !" "You aro very cruel." 'Indeed ! you aro finding out my im perfections, then 1 How .long since you thought mo perfect 1" "A gentleman who would bo happy to assort h'i3 power, must first mako sure of it." "I surrender at discretion." "Then you havo moro discretion than 1 gave you credit for," said she, enjoying her triumph with a quiet but evident do. light. Wo walked upon the deck again. I had learned the trick of tho bridges, and to assist my fellow voyager in our frequent prostrations. Wo became very friendly, and as long as 1 refrained from complaints, or tho expression of the admiration I found it hard to suppress, she talked with a free dom, a gaiety, a senso of humor I have seldom known. The afternoon wore away rapidly, as we nearedthe end of our jour ney. It had been my intention to spend a day or two iu Rochester, I wished to visit tho Falls of Genesee, and tho young and grow ing city of flour mills. Now I had anoth er inducement. I was determined to sco moro of this charming lady we may say it is enough to know a person what may we caro for their condition or surround ings ? It is not enough. Tho universal question : "Who is ho !" or "Who is she 1" requires moro for its answer than the personal appearance beforo you. ''Look !" is not tho all sufficient answer. As tho sun was sinking in tho West, wo saw spires glittering in tho eastern horizon. " There is my houso," said my friend, pointing with her finger, and unconscious ly (perhaps) assuming an attitude full of beauty a living statute on the prow of tho boat, gliding along tho willows, and rcliovcd against tho shell like hues of tho sunset sky. "Your homo, that is to snatch you from me." I exclaimed with bitterness, "aud forever ! You amuso yourself a few hours with a passing traveler, who will be for gotten to-morrow." "No, my friend, not forgotten," she said. "Now you aro unjustt I shall be very happy to sco you again, while you stay in ltochcstcr, and at all times." The warmth aud tenderness with which I thanked her, made, I thought, a straugc impression. A flush passed over her face and she bit her lip, then stood a few mo ments in silence : and then, with a sudden drollery, said : 'Mr. Doe, or Mr. Boo, perhaps, after all, it may be as well that I should know the namo you arc usually called by, for wo shall bo at the landing in a few mo mcntJ, and I shall wish to introduce agon- tlemau who has shown mo so many attcn- . tions to my uusuand. 'To Youu Husband." "Yes ; to my husband, if you havo no objection. He will be happy to see you, and you will liko him, I am sure," "Madame," said I, with all tho dignity I could assume, "it is unnecessary. My name is of no consequence, and I should much prefer that whatever I havo said to you to-day should be strictly anonymous." "You won't stay !" 'Madam, no-" "Dou't bear malice, said sho, holding out her hand. "Goodbye. Say you forgivo me." I know that I deserved it, coxcomb as I was, and lady-killer as I thought myself. It served mo right, but ray amour propre was too deeply wounded to recover itself in a moment. I took tho offered hand I pressed it to my lips, but said nothing, I hurried away as if my feelingo wero too deep for utterance, rushed into tho cabin, and watched her from tho cabin window, as sho went ashore with a tall and decided ly handsome follow. Sho looked around, trying to catch a and pitiful, that I was on tho point of springing ashore to follow her. But tho packet started, and my lastglimpsa of her beautiful face was, when she turnd again to look at tho receding boat, under a lamppost. I have never. seen her since but if sho still lives, sho may know how well I re member, and how much happiness I wish My Fellow Passf-noer. How a Soldier Feels in Battle. A young French officer thus writes of his first cxpcricnco in battle : "Our officer kept us back, for wo wero not numerous enough to charge upon tho enemy. This was most prudent, for tho murderous firo, so fatal to tho whito coats, did us but littlo harm. Our conical balls penetrated their dense masses, whilst those of tho Austrians whistled past our cars and respected our persons. It was tho first timo I had faced fire, nor was I tho only ono. Well, I am satisfied with my self. True, I dodged tho first balls, but Henry IV. did tho samo at tho beginning of every battle. It is in fact a physical effect, independent of the will. But, this tribute paid, if you could only feel how each shot electrifies you. It is liko a whip on a racer's legs. Tho balls whistle past you, turn up tho earth around, kill one, wound another, and you hardly notice them. You grow intoxicated, the smell of gunpowder mounts to your brain. Tho eyes become bloodshot aud the look is fixed upon tho enemy. There is something of all tho passions in that terrible passion excited in a soldier by the sight ol blood and the tumult of battlo. Everybody who has tried it testifies to iho peculiar intoxication that is produced by being in battle. There is an infatuating influence about tho smell of powder, the shrill whistlo of a bullet, and tho sight of human blood, that instantly transforms men from cowards to heroes from women sometimes to monsters. No ono can tell of tho nature of mystery of that influence but thoso who havo been in tho fray them selves." Woman's Advantaqes. Some cf the advantages of women over men are as fol lows : A woman can say what sho chooses without being knocked down for it. Sho can tako a snooze after dinner whilo her husband goes to work. She can go into the street without being asked to treat at every saloon. She can paint her face if it is loo pale, aud powder if it is too red. She can stay at home iu time of war, and can gctmarried again if her husband is lied. She can wear corsets if loo thick oth er fixius if too thin. She can cat, drink, and be merry, with out costing her o cent. She can get divorced from her husband whenever sho sees ono sho likes better. She can get her husband in debt all over, uutil he warns the public by adver tisements not to trust he: on his account. "Go to grass!" said a mother to her daughter. "Well, then, I 'sposo I'll havo to mar ry," ejaculated the fair damsel. "Why sot'' inquired the astonished mother. "Because nil men are grass." The old lady survived. "Swear, not at all Abimelech ; swear not at all." ''That's just what I does. I don't swear at all ; I only cusses the school-master." The last wo saw of Abimelech, ho was going over a garden fence, closely pursued by a rawhide. "Mr, Smith, you said you boarded at tho Columbia Hotel six months ; did you foot your bill." "No sir; but what amounted to tho samo thiug tho landlord footed rac." An old soaker in Boston being found in the gutter on a rainy night, tho water making a clear breach over him from head to heels was asked by passer, what ho was doing, "I agreed to meet a man hero." "Thrice armed is lis who has his quar rel just." But six times armed is he who owncs a good revolver. Enlistments for tho navy are briskly going on iu the maritinc cities, Doos aro said to speak with their toil?. Would it not be better to call a ah SrtJUlltf-r, very rovolutioi I Man's Inhumanity la Man, Miss Jose wc will tlitmis! the meeting Alt ii I IAI.1'