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CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS!
A EIV T 1.0 N! ,
• ' 'The undersigned have now on hand, at their
PLANING AND FLOORING MILL,
a large supply of Sash, Shutters, Doors and Blinds for sale,
or made to order.
Mouldings, of all descriptions, from half inch to A inches,
Plain and Ornamental Scroll Sawing neatly executed.
Also—Wood 'ruraing in all its branches. Newel Posts,
Banisters, Bed Posts, de.e„ on band..
A large supply of Dressed Flooring for sale.
Also—Window and Door Frames on hand or made at
short notice. HAZELET, VERNON & CO.,
' febl tf Harrison Avenue, Chambersburg, Pa.
N OTICE TO FARMERS
c wo TOSS OF TDIOT/11: HAY
Wanted by GEO. A. Dbrrz
LNZO WALNLIT LOGS
Wanted by GEO. A. DEITL.
100 ASH LOGS
Wanted by GEO. A. DEII2.
100 LARGE EnERRY LOGS
Wanted by GEO. A. GEITZ.
WHEAT, RYE, CORN, OATS
and all kinds of Produce bought by GEO. A. DELT; at
his Warehouse above the Railroad Depot.
STOVE AI.:E LDLE COAL
for sale Cheap, by the ton or halt ton
OAK AND HICKORY WOOD
by the con! or half cord.
OAK ANT:I HICKORY WOOD,
sawed and split for stoat use, by the cord or half cord.
- WIM3O7.AND DOOR SILLS,
of oa,lititlntil and Pine, ilw-ays on hand.
WINDOW' AND DOORFRAME STUFF,
and all kinds of LD3IBER, such as Oak and Pine Plank ;
Oak, Walnut, Pine 'and Hemlock Boards; Flooring Boards,
Joie* Scantling, Shingles, Paling, Laths. Sio.
BEST OF ROOFING SLATE
always on hand, and - roofs put on by the best Slaters, who
have drawn medals for their superior workmanship.
CALL AT DEITZ'S 'WAREHOUSE,
above the Railroad Depot. and bey cbrap. ideal
LEONARD EBERT & SON,
COAL AND LUMBER MERCIJANTS.
We have on band all kinds of Coal and Lumber, and
are prepared to furnish Bill Lumber to order at short no,
tee, all at the most reasonable terms. Oar stock of Lum.
bar coradsta of
White Pine 2 inch Plank,
" " 14 " select Plank.
" " P ark.
" I Wert and Culling Boards, -
" I " Boards,
" 4 " Siding (6 inch,)
" Best River Shingles,
" Worked Ftoring,
" " Siding.
" •Joist and Scantling, all sizes,
Hemlock Joist and Scantling,
Tillcia Pine Boards. Joist and Scantling,
Palling and Plastering Laths.
We have Also always on hand a good supply of all.
kinds of Coal for stoves and brue.burning. Also a sups..
rior article of BruadtopSkral for blacksmiths. The pub
tic are Invited to give us a call, as we will endeavor to
give satisfactia' n to all that call.
Coal and Lumber furnished on the ears to any station
on the Franklin Railroad.
larOtlice on Second St, in the rear of the Jail Yard,
Chambersbnrg, Pa. LEO. EBERT & SON.
SMALL, BENDER & CO.,
Yank and Goldaorough Pa.,
AND MANCFACTIMETLS OF •
SA,..SH, DOORS SHUTTERS. BLINDS,
DOOR AND WLVDOW FRAMES, Az,
Keep constantly pa hand a well selected stock of seas
onable Lumber, viz:—Joist and - Scantling, Weatherboard
ing, dressed Flooring, Siding, Laths, Shingles, Palings and
at White - Pine and Oak Bills, sawed to orderat the
shortest notice. All communications should be addressed
to YORK, PA. isept.,sly
BIIIL D IN G LUMBER.—The under
signed is prepared to saw all kinds of Building Lum
ber at the lowest market price. R. A. RENFREW,
GREENWOOD Idrus. Faiattecille P. O. dediii-ly
trces, Vim anb ,erebo.
FRANKLIN NURSERY.—Desirous of
Occultly part of toy yround,s, I offer for rale,
30,000 APPLE TREES.
These Trees are grafted with the best and most appro•
ved varieties of Apples. and are grown on gooe,sands
loam. They base an abundance of fins fibrous routs, and
can be removed without risk. They can be furnished
from five feet to nine feet in laeiglith, with proportionidely
heavy stalks, and are well worth the attention of persons
wishing to plant orchards. I will sell them at froth $lO to
814 per 100, according to size and quality of Tree,: when
ordered in quantities of ICO and npr.nrds.
PEAR, CHERRY and PEACH TREES for fall plant
ing also on hand.
EVERGREEN and SHADE-TREES in variety, with
a general assortment of SFIRUBBEITY.
GRAPES.—I am prepared to receive and fill orders for
Grapes tar fall planting, such as Concords (the best dark
now cultivated.) Diana, Itetteeca, Delaware, T. Kelm),
and all the latest varieties offered.
A moderate charge to cover expenses fon - tacking% All
Koodsdelitsered in Chainhersburg or at the Rail Road
rie Orders addressed to the undersigned will receive
prompt attention. S FitIYSER, Agent,
may3l4m• Franklin Nursery, Chambersburg Pa.
-wr UNDERLICH NEAD
FOBWARDINo AND COMMISSION MEM - MAN - VI
North Second Street, Opposite the Condlerland Valley
Railroad Depot, ChamberMarg, Pn,
Cars run regularly to and from Philadelphia and Bahl
AGENTS.—Peacock, Zell & ilinchinatZ No. SOS Mar
ket St, Philadelphia.
Lykens Valley, Broken Egg and Nutt COAL, (ditect
from the mines). Wilkesharre and Pine Giove FOUNDRY
COAL, LUMBER, SHINGLES, S.U.T. PLASTER and
Hancock CEMENT, kept constantly on hand. FLOUR,
GRAIN and PRODUCE of all kinds porehnsed at the
highest cash prices.
WUNUF:ItLICII & NEAD
Taos. L. G ,JACOB ZELLER.
GILLESPIE, ZELLER & CO.,
' PRODT:CF, AND PROVISION MERCHANTS,
AND IVHOLESALE GROCERS, .
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North• West corner of Sixth and 3larket Streets, Phila
delphia. [nine;, G3-tf.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL!
ROPES & TWINES.
The undersigned having purchased the entire Stock and
Fixtures—uf the Hope nod Twine Manufactory of J. P.
Grey, deed, resp,ntfully announces to her friends, and the
limner patrons of the establblunent, that she will continue
to carry on thebusiness, in all its various branches, at,
THE OLD STAND,
, on Trminlin street, Chambersburg. here sbe will be pleas
ed to receive the calls and orders of [he public,. All kinds,
sizes,- and qualities of
ROPES. CORDAGE, TWINES, &C.,
always kept on hand or made to order of the best material,
and ftrnised at reasonable prices. In connection with the
above business, she to also prepared to manufacture
HAIR, HUSK, AM) OTHER
as well as Horse Blankets and Fly Nets of superioi qua'
itv and style. Persons in wont of superior articles in the
above linear(' requested (oust!, orsend their orders, u blob
will be attended to promptly,
WANTED! -DISABLED SOLDIERS
And others out of employment to eunvtiss for
OUR GREAT NATIONAL WORN,
"THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF
By Frank Crosby, of the Philadelphia 'Bar. comprislng
one large octavo volume of nearly 500 pages.
This is the only work of the kind published ; it is en.
tirely new and original, containing his early historv t Po*
'Weal career, speeches, messages, proclamations and other
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BY M'CLURE & STONER.
THE McCLEAN SILVER MINING
109,000 SHARES AT 810 EACH
FELL PAID LT e 5 EACH
COI. S. McCLF.A.i, Montana Territory
WELLIA3I M. Besum, Philadelpbla.
EDWARD E. JONES, Philadelphia,
COL S. MCCLEAV, Montana Territory,
JACOB-HAY, Easton, Pa,
GEORGE - EL ROBERTB,
WILLIAM W. LEDYARD, Philadelphia,
J. G. GILL, Montana Territory,
J. C. DELACO . UIt, Camden, N. ,I
OFFICE, 429 CHF,ITNIA` STREET, PICELADELPHLL
The Eaton and Aurora Silver Lodes, the properly of
this Company, are situated on the Rattlesnake Creek, a
never failing mountain stream, which 'empties into the
Beaver Bead River, a tributary of the Jefferson Fork of
the Missouri, in Bearer Head County, in the Territory of
MontamL, and contain twelve bundled feet each.
The width of the Eaton Lode is five and one-half and of
the Aurora three and one-half feet, running to unktumn
depths, andincreasing in richnesins they go down. These
tyro lodes are only forty feet apart, and probably run to
gether at some distance from thJ surface.
An estimate hereto appended. based upon - actual assays
made in the ordinary form. and in bulk, trill show the im
mense et these mines and their great value an Silver
producing,l.,stos. These assay:. were made by Prof.A.
K. Eaton. l'rof. Forrey of the New York Assay Office.
and Prnf. (;until, of this city:
Sample No. 1 5 Silver per ton 5102 33
Sample No. 2 Pet ton ' 93 75
4 P i ''' i Gold ' " S 1 T. 2,
Sample No. 3 Silver per ton 46 ~ .n
Sample No. s }. Silver per ton ' 1,677 70
' ( Gol d " 1,251 35
Sample N. 1 5 Silver Per too 5.125 21
/ Gold Trace.
Sample No. 2 1 83 /Yer Per ton -73 2.0
Gold " • 21 10
sample . 50. ., 5 Silver " t-• - - 201 10
" / Gold
Silver " Trace..
Sample No. 4 314-C£
PROF. A.'S. EATON :—DEAR The sample of ore
that you left with me, marked "Discovery g" gaco by
assay, in Silver 8164 56.100 Silver per ton.
PHILADELPIILt, April 3, 1365.—The sample of silver
ore from Montana Territory examined at your request,
contains 172,92 attunes of Silver in 2000 Ibq. of ore ; value
e`M4,2.”. Gold per ton. The above ore is said to come
from the Eaton Laic. X. A. GEFIII.
Memrs. Adirte and Raymond..mining Engineers.
l`iery York, Ihrty
We aastinne that the Lead ore n-111 yield 675 in Silver
to the We, and the Silver ores $5OO. These figures are
moderate enough, since, according to our assays, the Sil
-ver ore contain from 8913 to $3llO spec i 6 value
From the above assays, some idea may be formed of
the immense value of this property, and of the certain*. of
a large.yield. But even that idea Kill rte merely approx.
[unitive, without a tine consideration of the following facts
The celebrated Comstock Silver Lode, in Nevada, wor
ked by the "Gould and Curry," "Empire," "Yellow Jack
et," "Ophir," "Crown Point," "Savage" and some other
companies,.l4d on the Bth of April,lB6s, at prices avers
ging over Tim; Thousand Do:lars per foot.
The;etinines yield an average of about e 65 to the ton,
which iiicludes first, second and third classes of ores.
Now, the average yield of the three classes of ore of the
Eaton and Anthra Lodec Mill certainly he mere than $63
per tor!: bide. d, from the large number of assays thus far
made, not only here, bu , in the actual workings of the
tome, it n ill probably ri•neli Fi.-75 or ... 7 4 , 0 per ton. The
2400 fret oo lied by the Company would, therefore, be
worth, at go , price of the Comstock Lode; nearly Fire
Mi!lions op Dollars
The'Company have gent a mill of tweotyfoar laampa to
the mines, end eepea returns in silver in September. This
IN ill be able to crash thirty Was of ore per day, at an ex
pease for mining, erushing - and smelting of ten dollars
(SIM per ton. Then, taking the yield at only ,860 per
too, the result would be as follows
30 tone per day, at 860
Cost, 810 per ten -
Net daily profit
or £450,1100 per annum, payable, not in =Ten cy, but to
the coin itself.
The property at the Company la amply rufielent for a
dozen companies, and einid not be exhausted in a lifetime.
Prospectors/ire also engaged by the Company, talting up
MARY E GRAY
other Lodes for them.
The Operations at the mines are under the euperinten
deuce of the Hon. Samuel McLean, Delegate to Congress
from the Territory, whose thorough acencintnnce with
mining•rendere it certain that the interests -0 f the Comm.
ny will be pushed in the most energetic manner.
Only Twenty Thousand Shares for sale
Inayl7Ati Agent for Franklin County Wvieinity
COMPANY OF MONTANA
EDWARD E. JONES, Philadelphia.
SerZflary an d Treaturrr,
NEW FORE, January `.21,
BAILLOVir, Secretary &
D. B. OAKS.
ELLEN GOINS, BY HER NEXT
Priem), Samuel Seller, vs. George Goins—ln the
Court of Common Pleas of Franklin comity, No. 67, Jan
nary Tend, 1565. Subrsena in Divorce. Returnable to
the . January Term. Returned ME/ habit. Alias subpce
na to April Term, and game return.
Noticeis hereby given to George Goias, the defendant
above named, to appear before the Court of Common
Pleas of said county, on the Attend Afonday of August
= 1, 4 to answer the complaint Of the plaintiff above,. or be
proceeded against according to law.
- pinel4 -St SAMUEL, BRAN - DT, Sheriff.
IiISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
_Li —The partnership heretofore existing between Da•
vid C. Brant and Samuel Dotrich, under the style, firm
and same of Brant & Detrieb, was- dissolved by mutual
ebosent on the first day of May. The Books ut the late
firm are in the hands of David C. Brunt All per ons
knowing themselves indebted are requested to make Mu
mediate payment. DAVID C. BRANT.
The business will b?continued by the undersigned.
innyl7.6t DAVID C. BRA 'T.
ESTATE OF DAVID LYTLEI—The
undersigned, appointed Auditor to make distribution
of the balances, in the hands of J. M. Lytle. Executor of
David Lytle, deceased, to and among the heirs and lege
teetrof the said dectased, will for that purpose meet at his
office, In the borough of Chambersburg, on Thursday, the
15th day of June at 1 o'clock, P. M., all persons who may
think.proper to attend. GEO. W. BREWER,
may 24 Auditor.
EXECUTOR'S NOTIC E.—Notice is
hereby given that Letters Testamentary to the Estate
of Samuel DJ Johnston. late of Southamptan township,
deed, have seen granted to the undersigned.
All persons knowing themselves indebtedto said Estate
will please make immediate payment, and those having
claims present them properly authenticated for settlement.
june7 C. 3CLEAN CULBERTSON, Ex'r.
tice is hereby given that Letters of Administration
on the Estate of Rev. Joseph Clark, late of Chambers
burg. died, have been granted to the undersigned.
AllArsans knowing themselves indebted tosaid Estate
will please make immediate payment; and those having
claims present them properly authenticated for settlement.
junel4 6t A. K. aI:CLIME, Adm'r.
tice is hereby given that Letters of Administration
or the Estate of Daniel Gehr, late of Washington town
ship, deed, have been granted to the undersigned.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to said Estate
will please make immediate payment ; and those .having
claims present them properly authenticated for settlement.
fune7 •JACOB S. GOOD; Adler.
tice is hereby given that Letters of Administration
on the Estate of Jacob Smith, late of Antrim township,
deed, have been granted•to-the undersigned.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to said Estate
will please make immediate-payment ; and those having
claims present themproperly authenticated for settlement.
may2l JACOB R. SHANK, Adm'r.
COUNTY TREASURER.-3IAJ. JOHN
HAsst.Eit, offers himself as a aindicrate for the office
of County Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Unita
St. Tnom.,ts, March t 3 1865.
COUNTY TREASURER.—At the solie
itation of a number of my friends, I announce my
self a candidate for the Officeof County Treasurer, sub
jest to the decision of the Union Nominating County
Convention [QuiNcY, March 22.] Wlt. FLAGLE.
AM. eRiswELL will be a candidate
J_ A_ . for the office of County Treasurer, subject to the
decision of the Union Nominating County Convention.
GnEEN l'owszsitty, iklay 341 1E4,5.
TIZEASIIIIER.—SamueI F. Greenawalt
offers himself a Candidate for the office of County
Treasurer, subject to the decision of Oat Union Sorg-Ma
ting. Cum...4i.. Crwrise.muntc., March 15.
M. H. BROTHERTON WILL BE A
candidate for COUNTY TREASURER. subject
to the decision of the Coven Nominating Convention.
WAYNESBORO, J une 7, 1865.
HERIFFA_LT Y.—At the solicitation
of a number of my friends, I offer myself as a Can
didate for the office of Sheriff of Franklin County, subject
to the decision of the Union Nominating Convention.
GLILFOHD ToWNSUIP, 3farch F. W. DOSIf.
HERIF F ALTY.—Encouraged by a
k.) number of my friend 3. I offer myself as a Candidate
am the .447“. urSticrilE dubJect•to the de,tsion of rho Union
Nominating County Convention. DAVID EBV.
11.thivrox Towssme, March 21
SHERIFFALTY.-4 offer myself as a
Candidate for the office -o‘f Sheriff of Franklin county,
subject to the decision Of the Union Nominating- Conven•
tiou. - THOMAS M'AFEE.
31ERCERSDLT:c. Pa., March:a 156,5`
SHERIFF,ALTY.—Encouraged by a
LlUmber of my friends, loffer 'myself as a candidate fur
the office of Sheriff, subject to the decision of the Union
Nominating County Convention. LF:ISHER.
CILAMBERSBURG, 'Starch 15.
SfIERIFFALTY.—Capt. NO. DCEB LE R,
/..) of Chambersburg, will be a candidate for the °dire of
Sheriff, subject to the decision of the Union Nominating
County Convention, • marchls.
- STRICKLII . R will be a candidate . for DISTRICT Ai-
ImINET. subject Wthe decision of the next 'UMW County
Convention. Freencestle Jut.e 7th, 1865.
DVATSON, ROWE WILL BE A
. ;candidate for the office of DISTRICT ATTOR
NEY, subject to the decision of the next Union County
Convention. . mayal.
EASTERN INS.—The undersigned ha
ving lately purchased the large and commodious
Brick Building of Rev. S. R. Fisher, in connection with his
present place of business, on the corner of Main street and
Ludwig's Alley, is prepared to avemumodose BOARD
ERS by theday week or month. He is amply . provided
With STABLING to arcommadate the traveling public.
Having a large LIVERY STABLE connected with the
Hotel. guests and the pubho generally gun be furnished
with Horses and Carriages at any moment. Persons visit
ing, Chambersburg with their families will find this th e
most comfortable Hotel in the county, as it has been re
fitted with entire new' Furniture, and the rooms are large
and well ventilated. The TABLE is amply supplied with
all the luxuries of the season, and the BAR, which is de
tached from the Brick Building, will always be furnished
with choice and pure liquors. Every attention paid to the
Zoinfort of guests. [octl2[ S. F. GREENAWALT.
BROWN'S HOTEL.—This Hotel, situ
ated on the corner of Queen and Second Streets, op.
posite the Bank, Court Room. and County Offices, and
the immediate neighlairhood4 Stores, Shops, and other
places of business, is conveniently situated for country
people having business in Cbambetsbarg. The Building
has been greatly enlarged and refitted fortheaccommmia
tion of Guests.-
THE TABLE will always be furnished loth the best
the Market can produce.
THE BAR will he supplied with pure and choice Li
THE STABLE is large and attended with a good and
Every attention will be rendered to make Guests corn
fortable while sojourning at this Hotel.
febl JACOB S. BROWN, Proprietor.
ITNION HOTEL:-:-This old and well
Li established hole] is now open for, the accommodation
Pbe Proprietor bavlng leased the three.st,:ryy block of buil.
dings on Queen Street, in the rear of bin former stand, in
prepared D, furnish (001) 11003.1 S for the tuts sling and
transient I 11410111.-
HIS TABLE w it sustain its limner reputation of being
supplied o oh the best the market can produce.
HIS BAR, detm hell tram the main building, will al
war base choice and pure Liquors.
Weal norm STABLING for fifty barges, With careful
Every attention will he mode to render guests comfort
able while sojourning at this Hotel.
janlS JNO. FISHER, Proprietor.
THE OLD WHITE SWAN.—The sub
scriber would respectfully announce that he has so
-far completed his Hotel building us to be enabled to open
hill BAR which he has supplied with a stuck'of fine and
choice Liquors. s
He hue Apse erected in connection with the Hotel n large
and convenient STABLE, and is now prepared at furnish
Stabling and Provender for any number or Horses.
Attached to the Stable (under cover) are a pairof HAY
AND STOCK SCALES, to which the especial attention
sum I of Farmers, Drovers and'Butchens is In. ited.
june7 - DANIEL TROSTLE.
DAVID H. HUTCH.ISON
has become the Proprietor of the UNITED STATES
HOTEL, near the Railroad Depot at HARRISBURG,
PA, Thispopalar and commodious Hotel ibas been newly
refitted and furnished throughout its parlors and cilium bers,
andls now ready for the reception of gismos.
The traveling public will And the Hotted States Hotel
the most convenient, in all particulars, of any Hotel in
the State Capital, on account of its access to the railroad,
being immediately beta ern the two great depots to this
city. [Harrisburg, Jnae 17, 0-tf.
STATES UNION - HOTEL, OPPOSITE
the Lebanon Valley and Pennsylvania Railroad Do
pots, Harrisburg City, Pa. This convenient and pleasant
Hotel is now kept by the undersigned, late of the Indian
Queen In Chnmbersburg, and he Invites the patronage of
kis old Mends and the public generally. Terms moderate.
octs.4f JOHN W. TAYLOR.
TO DYSPEPTICS.—Having been afflic
ted for a number of years with Dyspepsia. 1 was
advised to try DR, WISHART'S MEDICINE for that
disease. I derived greet benefit and recommended it to
quite a somber of my friends and who were also much
benefitted by it, and whose testimonials can be had if nee.
unary. I have been appointed by Dr. Wlshart us Agent
forthe Sale aids Medicine, wholesale orretall.
W. G. REED,
nov.T.l Repotitm7 office, Cbambebbarg Pa,
CHAMBERSBURG, PAN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1865.
And there they sat, a popping eon!,
John Stiles and Susan Cutter;
John Stiles as fates any ox.
And Susan fat as-butter.
And there they sat and shelled the coin,
And raked and stirred the fire,
And talked of different kinds of ears,
And hitched their chairs the nigher.
Then Susan she the popper shook,
Then John be shook the popper,
Till both their faces grew as red -
As saucepans made of Copper.
And then they shelled and popped and ate,
All kinds of fun a poking—
While he haw-hare'd at her remarks, -
And she laagbed at his joking,
And still they popped and still they ate—
John's month was like a hopper—
And stirred the fire, and sprinkled salt,
And shook and shook the popper. -
The clock struck nine, the clock struck ten,
And still the corn - kept popping—
It - struck eleven, end then struck twelve,
And still no sign ofstopiking!
And John he ate, and Sue she though;
The corn did poiand patter,
Tin John cried out. " The eortis afire
Why susan, what's the matter
Said she, "John Sti les, it's one o'clock,
You'll die of indigestion ;
I'm sick of all this popping corn—
Why don't you pop the question?"
A DEAD SEA APPLE.
"Pat not your trust in Prinoes,"—Psaim• 46, iiL
Miss Imogene Fraser pined for a Prince.
I don't mean a common prince, like that snuffy
old Russian fellow we used to see about town,
wearing a greasy fur collar, partaking of garlic
and brandy three times diurnally, and growling
at everything American in the most detestable
Erglish. Nothing of the kind.
She pined for a prince such as we read about
in the fine old bentimental novels that amused our
fathers and mothers in the flower of their youth;
a Thaddeits of Warsaw, all talent, and pallor,
and tenderness, and musical yoke, and fine roll
ing eyes, and pedigree, and that sort of thing. •
For my part, I don't believe in such princes.
The Prince of Wales wasn't one of that species;
and•l fear they have gone out with the old senti
Nothing else, however, would suit Miss IMO--
- gLne Fraser. Being not totally unlike other fair
damsels of twenty or thereabouts, she desired to
experiment upon the estate matrimonial, and had
plenty of excellent opportunities, but no mortal
of common clay would do. A prince she must
have, or single she would remain.
Now, a real good writer of sentimental stories
could create such a being especially for the emer
gency, and after the customary amount of tantili
zation, through the medium of an obdurate pa
rent or what not, marry off Miss Imogene to her
prince in the most satisfactory style.
But I never was good at sentimental creation.
I must write' about the kind of people I know and
see, I am sorry for the Imogenes; I've seen plen
ty of them, but what sort of princes did they
marry 1 One now pours tea fur a little grey fa
ced exchange broker. Another is the spouse of
a strapping farmer, with large yellow teeth like
ancient grave-stones. Another wedded a small
subdued Gerinan, who- plays a clariouet in a
cheap orchestra, and has to move monthly be
csto43 he can't pay his rent. Another—but the
catalogue grows melancholi.
Thus with allthe Imogenes. They go on pin
ning for princes who never come-; marrying all
sorts of people instead; and, dying, give way to
a fresh generation of Imogenes, who follow in
their mammas' footsteps with a disregard of ex
perience that savors of the sublime. One of the
nicest watering-places in the world is that para
disic spot known as Bello Lake. It is'roniantic
and comfortable at once, two qualifications rarely
found together. Thereis delightful pathing, row
ing. sailing and fishing in the lake itself, and the
shady groves that line its shores are cool and
green and mysterious, suggesting dryads and
nymphs and fairies and things. -
That is, if you happen to have a poetlb turn of
mind. If not, they only suggest flirtation.
I will not-farther expatiate upon the delights of
Belle Lake, lest you should fancy I have lots for
sale in the vicinity; whereas I have none any
where; not even a burial lot, and that, I believe
is the common lot of all.
Neither did Imogene Fraser have any real es
tate to dispose of, but she thought just as I do,
and passed much of her time every summer in
the demesnes that lie smilingly adjacent to
the Belle Lake Peillion.
She-dressed with charming simplicity for break
fast, and strolled listlessly in the umpletined ave
nue till bathing time. Alter bathing a trip to the
island, in coins jaunty little sailboat, whiled away
the hours till the dinner toilet. After dinner a
siesta ; making end receiving calls till tea, and af
ter tea, the Pavilion Informal Hop every eve
ning. Then gossip, and finally bed. '
Such was the round of pleasures that my hero
ine—l suppose she is "my heroine"—pursned ;
but they could not stifle her inward longing for
the music of a princely voice, the glance of devo
tion from princely eyes, the touch of a princely
hand in the dunce, and the sweet envy of all mai
dens who had to go princeles through hfe. She
sighed often, and began to think the great world
a cold, hard unromantic sort of arrangement.
Of course, you mid I know better. I never
wrote a ramance half so wonderful as the simp
lest life would make, were it truly told.
The only trouble is, that even the simplest life
cannot be truly told. It seems easy, but you just
try it once!
Though there was no prince among the guest&
of the Pavilion, there was a poet. Fay Somers'
was there. Perhaps Imogene might have fallen
in love with him; there is something very fine,
and—pardon the vulgarian—hyfaluten, in a young
idea of a poet; only, unhappily, Somers was no
more like the ideal poet than our snuffy old Rus
sian friend is like the ideal prince.,
Au contraire, he was a rattle-headed, jolly soul,
who loved rowing and romping, and gossip, and
euchre playing, and made fun of his own pathetic
poems, parodying them, and singing bite of them
to comic melodies. Everybody liked :him, but
everybody said, twenty times a day, "0, Fay !
will yon never be quiet !" or, "0, Fay! were you
ever in earnest?"
No: be would never do for the beau ideal rhy-tn
ster, pale and heart broken. Ile didn't know
how to roll his eyes in a fine frenzy, and, when
Laura Crane 'once told him, in her high tragedy
manner,, that she had "too much soul to live in
this hollow world," he was actually rude enough
to laugh in her face. •
In a word, Somers knew the world too well to
behete in its hollowness. Ile had found it, in
fact, most decidedly solid and stubborn. I notice
that men w ho have really been shaken up a bit in
the merry-go-round we call life are not apt to pre
serve the outside show of sentimentality much.
We all start off, some time or another, with
our long hair, our sable suits, our turn-down col
lars, our brigand somberos, and our little hidden
sorrows; but when we have cut our wisdom teeth,
and learned something about other people's trou
ble, we 'always come back to reason, to figured
ties, to stove-pipe hats and the barber.
Though Fay was far too matter-offact for Im
ogene, and she far too sentimental for him, from
any hymenial point of view, they became, some
how, excellent friends, and passed much time in
each other's society. .
Thus, one moonlit evening found them together
on the shore of the lake, seated upon anenormous
boulder, vine clad on the one side, and washed
by the clear rippling waters on the other. They
had strolledilown to the shore with a merry par
ty, which had divided itself up and sorted itself
out, as walking parti6 will, into little groups of
two or four, according to social affinity.
Imogene was gazing at the moon, of course.
Sh3Tras one of that kind.
Fly was tapping his large boot with his small
cane; and whistling very, very softly.
- "(),?Fay I" suddenly burst out Imogene, "I
want something to live furl - I want a grand pas
"Don't," said Fay, choking his whistle, and
leaving the first half of "Bonnie Doon" to wander
unfinished forever upon the winds , of heaven;
"don't you do it. Grand passions aren't nice.
They tire a lellow so."
"How should you know T You never loved
anybody, except Fay Somers!"
"Pshaw! I've loved forty girls." •
"0, yes, in yourflippant way. I want a life
long passion, a heart-history, ta absorb my whole
"0, iy! will you ever lie in eainestr
doesn't seemlike it."
Notwithstanding this somewhat discouraging
reception' of her confidence, Imogene went on,
somehoW or another, to tell Fay what kind of a
hero she had imagined for her heart-history, and
described the prince, with his melting eyes and
musical voice, his generous nature, and maguil
cent air, his mild melancholy and inexhaustible
affection, his irreproachable , morals and aristo
Fay listened with due gravity, but with a half
smile under his mustache, till she bad finished.,
" Why don't you take me ?" said he. " I am
not very rich, you know, but poverty is romantic,
they say—though Lord knows I never found it so.
How does this do for the pensiveexpression t"—he
made a hideous grimace—" and I'm sure my voice
is musical. I can't play the guitar, but I•know
fellow who is splendid on the banjo. As for a
fine antique family, lay father, you know, was
Mr. Somers, son of old Somers; I believe he
never went to State prison------"
"Now, Fay, yon are too bad!. You make fan
" Well, (D.; be seriousmy child, you'll never find
- ::B A e n ca d w us h e y th n e o y t make'em. Most men are
tolerable human, mid humanity is not•perfection.
If a man has no other small vices, he is sire to
chew tobacco, or write poetry, or keep a dog.
We are fair but frail we men."
" You have no faith in human nature, Fay."
"I), yes, I have; but your hero isn't human.
Re is moonshiny and unsatisfactory. I tell you I
know a good deal about men, and such people as
,Charley Saxton and Torn Clavers and those fel
lows are about as near heroes 'as you'll end.
They are by no means perfect, bat they compare
very well with the average.",
" Charley Saxton ! Tom Clavers!'"
"Well, you needn't speak so scornfully. They're
good fellows, and if you turn your•nose up at all
such you'll either stay single or marry so that
you'll wish you were'single. 4 '
" Ah, Fay; what a world ! I wish theie might
be some place where one couldgo and hide away
to- dream in peace."
" There is, and lam going there now. I refer
to my bed."
They cross from their picturesque• seat; she
with a little contemptuous expression, and he with
the complacent oddity that adorns the features of
a min who feels that he has said a humorous
thing ; and both went slowly and silently up to
The next morning the belles of Belle Lake were
in something'of a twitter, to uses woman's word.
The late train had brought a new young man, and
young men were not any to plenty at the Peril
ian that summer.
The latest comer bad taken the finkesuite of
rooms in the wing known as Bachelor's Hall, and
a great pile of trunki. tearing his initials, stood in
the vestibule, where they were jealousy regarded
by the other young men, heart-broken by the con
sciousness of having brought but a portmanteau,
or one small trunk at most.
Next appeared on the scene a tall, slim, dignified
mulatto,`answering to the name of Wilson, and
claiming to be the new young man's'valet.
Increased twitter on the part of the belles, and
deeper jealousy on the part of the beaux.
The cause and origin of these emotions did not
show himself at- once. He ordered- breakfast
in his apartments—recklessly disregarding that
clause of the " Rules of this House" that read:
" V. All refreshments furnished to guests in their
rooms will be charged extra"—and only made Ins
appearance in public at '2 o'clock in the afternoon.
When it became known that he was actually
risible, and smoking a cigar on the eastern piazn,
it was wonderful to see the straggling procession
of young perions that passed that way, all look
ing extraordinarily demure and unconscious, but
all taking a good square look at the hero of four
trunks and a yalet. . .
Fay Somers was about the only young man
who did not join in thiaprocession. He honestly
did not care two-pence for any new arrival. Im
ogene Fraser was about the only damsel who re
frained, and she - said she thought it was an exhi
bition of brazen ill-breeding in others.
Truth, however, compels me to say that her
room was in the rear extension of the building,
and so situated as to command an excellent view
of the piazza where the new corner sat. She
could stand quietly at her window, unseen, and
scrutinize hire through the blinds, much more et
fectively than those who wandered so nonchalent
ly in front of him.
At a watering-place like Belle Lake, where the
`household assumes almost the air of a huge, and
not very well assorted family party, the business
of making acquaintances presents no great diffi
culties. The new young man played billiards,
and marvellously, with Tom eleven, and ex
changed cards with him. Then he took a row
on the lake with some friend of Tones to whom
the latter had introduced him.- Then, at the "In
formal" that evening these youths found him wil
ling partners for a dance, and in three days he
knew every lady worth knowing. ,
Edward Dewey—that was the name on the
card—soon found himself a favorite with the la
dies. He was of the conventional type
nificence; the brown-eyed, curly-headed, red
and white cheeked, round built type, with small
hands and feet, a very black .moustache and the
flattest of all natty habiliments. These in singu
lar profusion, too. He had coats for breakfast,
coats for walking, coats for riding, coats for sail=
ing, coats for dinner, and coats for idling in his
room. Ttowsers, Waistcoats, and boots likewise
abounded with him, all kept in scrupulous order
by his slim mulatto. In the matter of scarfs, and
neck-ties, with the jewelled pins thereto devoted,
he was truly gorgeous, and perhaps a little to
pronounce. If a man has the least faint of vul
garity, let him beware of his neck. It is his vul
nerable part. If he err not in his tie,tior in his
watch-guard, he does nobly well.
Nobody could say, absolutely, that Dfil. Dewey's
ties or chain were vulgar, but Fay Somers's first
criticism, when asked his opinion was sufficiently
"Too much thoracic decoration," said he.
The valet came one day with a vary polite note
for Miss Imogene Fraser. " Would dins. F. be
so very kind as to land Mr. Dewey her guitar for
a few hours T"
Here was now a new re%elation. Dewey play
ed with great• cleverness, and was unanimously
invited to entertain a booting-paity, the following
evening. He sang, also, ptettily, and
dark eyes pensively the moon. At the close of
the song, Fay Somers gently nudged Imogene,
who sat near him, breathless and delighted.
"There's a poor prince, Imogene," he whis
She blushed so rosy and red that he saw it in
the moonlight, and laughed. .
Mr. Dewey is a very entertaining gentlemen."
said she, a little severely.
" You gay that," ,replied Fay, " just its you
might say, The Apollo 'Belvidere is a very pleas
ing figure. Why don't you call him splendid,'
and done with it 1"
" Hush r he is going to sing again."
Thereafter it became evident, to Somers, at
least, that Imogene bad something on her mind,
as the saying is. She was a trifle stormy at mo
ments, and given also to sudden fits of inexplica
ble.gayety. Dace or twice Fay caught her cry
ing, for which crime she hated him., There isno
use'in dodging the fact any longer. My readers
have all guesed it. She was in love with Ned
Dewey. Her prince bad come.
As the summer days passed an, this regal per
son developed. He not only gave delightful
breakfasts and suppers in his apartments, over
which all the young bloods were loudly enthusias
tic, but organized, also, many picnics in the an
cient woods thereabout, which made the belles of
Belle Lake,quite miserable With happiness. To
Imogene's intense delight, he evinced an idea of
making her in some sort the central charm of
these charming affairs, and held mighty and pro
found consultatioit with her concerning the de
They thus became associated, in a certain de
gree-, before the public eye, and when Madame
lininor-significautly, .whisperiql of a most porteu
tious flirtation, not to say engagement, between
them, Imogene'ilid little more than to blush, and
stammer a denial that sounded like a confirma
Meanwhile t Dewey held his r popularity with the
rest, Integene was the cynosure of it hundred en
vious eyes ' Nobody could teach a lady the radi'
meets of swimming like Ned Dewey. Nobody
could watch over a companion on a horseback
ride 4 vvith the same skilful care. on_ could
dance so elegantly. Nobody disylayed the same
grace in leathering an oar. Nobody wore such
splendid a ire.
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The young men joined faintly in these ' n i comi . -
ums. They didn't especially seelhy all he girls
should rave about him, but allo . ed that he was
a wonderful player, and could mi punc s, cob
blers, and other constructive b verag better
than anybody else. Farther, tha he would drink
more of them when mixed, and show it less. No
mean accomplishment among young men about
town, this last._ _ • ' -
Fay Somers did . tot like Dewey.
"I know a gentleman in the prize-fighting pro.
fession," said he, ironically, "who can bqat him
of sight at rowing and swimming and such. A
friend of mine in the gambling interest can give
him fifty points at billiards. My poor old French
dancing master is far better posted in redows and
galops. My cousin, Kate Rutherford, has a groom
in livery who makes a much superior horseback
cavalier. Jim, the bar-keeper of this hotel, is
equally learned in the noble art of mixing liquors;
and, finally, any tailor's dummy wears as fine an
assortment of Clothing as Dewey. But while he
rivals all these I have mentioned, he doesn't rival
any intellectual wan I know, at all. Nobody ev
er heard him say a word worth remembering,Mad
his whole conversation, among women, is the
flattest sort of platitude. Among men it is a
good deal worse. He boasts - of his conquests, and
Claims to be a ,ort'of Don Ciovanni redirirus !"
Fay had too much sense to say all this publicly.
He didn't-consider himself censor of social mo
rals for belle Lake. But he told it privately to
And that is where he made a great mistake in
spite of his good sense. It a women fancies a
man, you can, make her love him by abusing him
in her presence. If she already loves him, you
only make her hate you. - ''
(At this point I am int;terupted by an Obdurate
Parent, who says, " zounds; sir, what am I to do
then ! If my daughter hackers after a good-for
nothing scrapegrace, what am I to say to cure
her?" And I answer the obdurate one very
meekly, "Sir, that is just what r should like to
The result of Fay Somers' well-intended ex
pression was that Imogene at once thought him a
little soft about herself, and jealous,.tlierefore, of
Ned Dewey. The whole-souled manner in which
he made love to Lottie Saxton, in- order to con
fute this idea was highly creditable to him. He,
was Byronic for a week.
As for Imogene, she gave herself entirely over
to a sort of blind thloration of Dewy. She made
a prince of him, and put all her trust in princes.
He told her of his ancient ramily, of his late fatti
er, Judge Dewy; twice Senator, and son of Capt.
Dewy, who commanded a ship of war in 1812.
The Captain's father, he said, was Gen. Dewey;
of revolutionary fame ; and brother to Governor
Dewey, of one of the colonies, under George IV.
-He farther spoke of the magnificent old country
seat his father had left him, with its picture gal
lery.full of the portraits of the worthies just men
tioned, and their wives, all uniforms and brocades, -
and gold braids and laces; of the long drawing
rooms, the grand dining-ball, the library, the
grounds, all in true old baronial style, till-Imo
gene, rich and luxuriously reared as she was, be
gan to look up to him as a being of almost a dif-
ferent social sphere. '
Their talk together was of the most audacious
ly aristocratic nature. They foster&l in them
selves and encouraged incach other that wretch
ed contempt for " common people" upon which
much of our parvenue aristocracy rests. I must
acknowledge that I don't like common people
myself, but I "find mine, most frequently, among
the neh and intolerant exclusives. I knew far
mers, merchants and book-keepers who are worth
city full of: club loafers and opera habitues.
The canary bird couple, hoWever, by " common
people,' meant all those who earn their living and
• respect the future more than the past.
" The sere, the yellow leaf," came in due form
to Belle Lake, much as it tomes elsewhere, and
warned the pleasure-seekers there assembled that
it was time to return to city comforts, for lotus
eating-was at an end.
Fay Smilers packed his modest baggage in sor
row, for the poet bide of his nature had revelled
with great joy in the merry green wood and upon
the clear blue water,.and he felt a natural dislike
for the compulsory tasks and mechanical routine
ofjournalitnt, to which he looked forward.
Luogence Fraser prepared for her exodus more
hopefully. If Ned Dewey admired her en eam
pagne, how she would astonish him in town with
her rich toilet for the carriage, the opera, the
ball-room, the thousand and one appliances of
art, that are appropriate to the social round of a
metropolis, but not to the simplistic ease affected
by the transient sojourner of a watering place !
So these birds of passage parted, twittering
many promises of future meeting, and flew away
in different directions. As Imogene was await
ing the stage which was to bear her to the rail
road depot, Dewey came Whirling around in an
elegant light Mintage with two handsome bays,
dud begged the privilege of driving her himself.
His trunks were to followthat afternoon, and he
might not see her again until his return from
Europe; for he contemplated a few ~months
At this news, Imogene's count4nanee fell.—
She readily accepted hie invitation, and nerved
herself for the parting words with u mingled sen
timent of joy and fear.
. These curds contained, as she had expected, a
declaration, which she was willing enough to ac- .
cept. They farther contained a proposition which
made her hesitate. Dewey wished her to marry
him instantly, and set off for a European wedding
tour, all without consulting her guardian or
,This puzzled her., She thought that such a
trincely person could not fail to delight all who
wished her well, and that the marriage would be
considered as extremely fortunate one fur her.
She demanded time, therefore, 'to consider the
Arrived at the depot, a short stoutish person
in a grey suit, wearing a glazed cap and a thick
black beard under his chin, came up and nodded
to Dewey, saying, "I want to say a private word
The young man went aside with him, and was
favored with a glance at some legal looking pa
pers, immediately after which the stout person"
took him firmly by the arm, and said aloud,
"You're my prisoner, sir, in the naine of the
Imogene felt very faint, but controlled herself.
Dewey turned pale, laughed a little gasping, ar
tificial laugh, and endeavored to say that this ri
diculous mistake could be easily explained:: The
remark, however, was a dead failure.
"I wish this person to explain it first," said
Imogene, faintly. -
"Why, Miss, you see I'm a detective officer,
and I've been lying for this gent for some time.
Mr. Squires, who keeps the Arizona hotel, in Cal-
Horny, sent me a description of him and his carte
de visit, Miss. I've got it here.'.'
And the wretch produced a photograph, the
very twin of one thut Imogene had, stowed away
among her treasures.
"There ain't any miatake about it's Laing hint,"
continued the detective.
"But for what—for. what is he7-is—he-:--ar
rested I" faltered the poor girl.
"Why, Miss, for leaving Californy too sudden,-
with Mr. Squire's money—eighteen thousand dol
lars—and a matter of seven thousand more in
jewelry and such."
"But, Mr. Dewey—"
"Dewey; Miss ! That's his swell name and he_
ain't a swell no longer. He's plain Ned Mama,
defaulting barkeeper of the Arizona hotel. Come
along,. Duncan, we'll go by this train, I guess.
There's a Californy steamer day after to-morrow,
and I want to send information by her of the ar
rest. I'm very sorry Miss, for you; I don't sup
pose you had any idea of who you was with.'
He touched his hat'and walked away with the . -
rueful DelVey, whose courage and presence of
mind were entirel3 gone, and who accompanied
his man with an air of dogged submission.
Imogene gave op searching for princes, then
and there.,The shock made her very ill, and
when she eeovered, it was observed that she
was not quite so aristocratically exclusive in her
tendencies. Fay Somers was not the man to tri
umph over a fall of any kind, but his remark was*
; that felloW a runaway bartender!—
Well, I thought his c.obblers and billiards had a
P r°fessional excelleitceabout them."—Boston Sun,r
WANTED—A boy to learn the printing •trade.
A boy that "knows a B from tv bull's toot" arida(
willing to.work.withont owning an intere4 in the
office, and does nut require too inue . h . Waiting on,
can have a chance in' the Journanifice. Raisin
hot be expected to take the whole chatge of thb
business at first—Exchange.
Gnus souielimee pit their lips out beano%
they are angry, and sometimes because they are
disposed to meet yours half way.
1 1. 110Mit - Surikliikocf - IN 71TE - Stnini
objection that liege sitffrage implies negro social
equality, the.Fmnkfort;.Coramoutoecdth promptly
Negros have voted in the south, and yet were
in no sense advanced to an equality with the
whites, -In every southern. State, eXce . pt South
Carolina, the right of suffr age wag originally ex
ercised by " freemen." The original Consti
tutionoVlDelaWerre, Maryland, Northliarolina,
Virginia and Georgia, make no mention of color,
or fiistinCtion between white and black, in their
provisions• as to wlio may vote. Till within com
paratively- few - years, negroa voted in Tettnesiiet.
In Maryland they voted until 1833 rand in North
Carolina as late as l 8 &. Now, Aid this advance
them at all in the scale of equality? Were the
schools in -those- States thrown open to Ahem ?
Did ,they visit in .gentleman's parlors? Was
amalgamation any more common in those daps
than it is now? We hopenot. Was there, in any
senso; - the "equality" of which the opposition is
now so offensively talking, and with which they
are as pertinaciously insulting the common sense
and decency of the people? Not a bit'of it.
In Pennsylvania colored people voted until l 8&.
Yet inthat State a negro . has not the same Kir.
Hears that he has here in Kentucky. In Coo
n • tient the negro voted till lal7, and yetlte bad
not - attained an equality sufficient to preserve for
hinasclf the privilege. In New York the negro, if
he-has the requisite property qualification, may
vote now, but he has scarcely advanced one step
in the scale of equality. Not even near enough
to have the property - restriction removed in his
case, when it was removed in 1g36, as far as , it
applied to the white voter.
SHERMAN'S MODESTY.-It eppears that Phil.
Sheridan, who is ailion in battle, is , the timidest
of men among the ladies. A writer in Hours at
Homo giies some reminiscences of Sheridan as
Quartermaster of the Army of the Soutkivest,
operating under Den. Curtis in Missouri find Ar,
kansas, at the beginning of the war, and among
other things tells the folloWU4 :
lifeheridan's modesty amounted to bashfulness,
Tally in the presence of the gentler sex. His
eying been passed on the frontier s among In.
di or at some solitary post, it was not at all
surprising that our""Quartermaster Should hesitate .
when urged to go where ladies might be eipected.
.If by he found himself in each a gathering,
he was sure to shrink into an obscure corner and
keep intent. We remember an amusing incident
of this bashfulness. He became attracted toward
ayoun.lady at Springfield, where he was engag
ed in forwarding supplies fo the army. Desirous
of shoiving her some attention, ho was' altogether
too modest to venture on such a step. 'Finally
he-hit upon an expedient. He had a .fflxy young
clerk, Eddy, in his office, whom he induced to
take the young lady out riding, while he (Sheri
dan) furnished the carriage and horses. The
modest little Captain could often be seen looking,
with pleasure on this arrangement. Courting by
proxy_ seemed to please him as much as if it bad
been done by himself.. What the result was we
never learned. We think it mostprobable Eddy
carried off the prize."
.A2s APPRECIATIVE NEGRO.—Ltid summer,
- Henry, a contiabind, pitia - a vixit to the 'City of.
Philadelphia; and onhis return to the army was
in the habit of giving a daily account of the won
ders be had seen in that place. One morning his
master happened to ask him if he had been to the
theatre during his absence.
"Oh, yea, salt," was the reply: "la'aleen to
the theatre a•good many times. Still I don't like
the theatre as well as the-opera."
• This was said with a sentimental air that re
flected infinite credit on the speaker..
'"Do you admire the opera very much?" said
the lieutenant. •
"Very much indeed," • answered Henry. "I
goes everynight when I possibly can."
"Which sort of piece do- yon_like:best,—the
German or the Italian 7" was the next inquiry.
- "Don't know sir," was the answer; "but I al
ways likes that kind of pieces where de young
lady jumps through de hoops."
It was evident from this, that Henry had con
founded the opera with the circus.
HErtE is'a snake story, located in Brazil, which
rather " take down" anything of home manufac
ture:—lt is wellknown that snakes are fond of
milk. There was once a snake not exempt from
this weakness of its fellow-reptiles. which hit up
on the following ingenious expedient to gratify
its taste :—lt visited a room in which a black
nurse and her nursling slept, and every night his
snake-ship would Creep_ Ito the bed, cunninzly
insert the tip of its tad into the bays mouth to
amuse it, and prevent its crying, while the hide
ous reptile substituted itself for the infant, which
it thus deprived of its natural food,, the nurse
sleeping on, unconscious of having such a mon
strous nursling. -This went on for some time, an.
til the infant, being thus cheated of half its allow
ance of food, became so thin that suspicion was
excited, and an old negress was set to watch the
nurse at night—the delinquent was caught in the
act, and expiated its offence with its life, while --
,baby being no longer kept on " short
commons," recovered its strength, and grew fine •
and fat as before.
'THE LAUGH OF W0314N.-A woman hhs no
natural gifhmore bewitching than a sweet laugh.
It is Ile the sound of flutes on the water. It
leads from her in a clear, sparkling rill; and the
heart that hears it feels as if bathed in the cool,
'exhilerating spring. Have yen ever pursued an
unseen fugitive through trees, led on by a fairy
laugh—now - here, now there, now lost,'-now
found? We have; and we are pursueing that
wandering voice to this day. Sometimes it comes
tO us in the midst of care, or sorrow, or irksome
business; and then we turn away and listen, and
bear it ringing through the room like a silver bell,
with power to scare away the evil spirits of the
mind. How much we owe to that sweet laugh!
It turns the prose to poetry ; it flings showers of
sunshine over the darkness of the wood in which
we are traveling; it touches with light even our
sleep, which is no more the image of death, but
is consumed with dreams that are the shadows of
AT a Union meeting held in Guntersville, Mar
shall county, Alabama, on the 16th of May, Major
A. C. Baird, late of the rebel army, made the
"We have Met to bury the tomahawk—to
smoke the calurnht of peace. All of us ought to
reverence that government which we could not
destroy, and to which we have been compelled
to submit. ' I shall do it cheetthlly."
He was succeeded by Colonel A. L. Sheffield,
lato of the Forty-eighth Alabama regiment, who
"I have done all I could to establish the South
ern Confederacy. I carried a musket for three
years! lam whipped. I have been whipped
for twelve months. The Southern Confederacy
does not exist. I stand to-day like an erring child
who has been whipped by his father.'.!
bonus.—There is a new guide to the inter
pretation of dreams. An English paper thus puts
' To dream of a millstone round your neck is a
sign of what you may expect if you get an extrav
, To see apples in a dream betoken a wedding,
because where you find apples you may expect to
To dream that you are lame is a token that you
will get into a hobble.
When a yogng lady dreams of a coffin, it be
tokens that s 1 should instantly discontinue lacing
her stays tightly, and always go warmly and thick
ly shod in wet weather.
To dream that your nose is red, at the tip is an
intimation that you had better leave oft' brandy
CONUNDROIS.—Wby should the ram be re
garded the principal animal of the dairy 7 Be
cause he Is the butter; of course he is.
Why are suicides the most successfid in the
world 1 - - Becaaae they always accomplish their
atm ends , "
Why does a person that is poorly lose much of
his sense of touch? Because he don't Seel well.
What musicalinstrument has had an honorary
degree conferred upon it I "Fiddle, D. D."
o wh y Brid g et," said a• lady' who wished to
rally her 'servant girl, for the amusement of com
pany, upon the fantastic ornamenting of alarge
pie, " did You do thlif You're quite an artist.
Pray how did you do it 7"
"Indatie, mum, it was myself that did it," re.
plied Bridget. Isn't it pretty t r did It with your
old false teeth, mum."
A Yousu lady was told by a married lady that
- iibe had better precipitate berseU'ortb_e Nisera
Falls info the basin beneath than warm The
yotiog lady replied—" yrouil NI thought...lomM
find a husband at the botttun."
T4F,iumitlB wi t i ) ofided th e stroogefft . for the
burnt of old aiihn' 7 "Pown - five years ago, are
now. the moat - anstoui that , Jeff•Daviaind his
tonfereres should escape. •