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1011 PRINTING:—LOur Job' Printing Office le the
argesb and most complete establishment In the
3nuuty. Four good Pressos, and - a general variety of
material - suited }hi plain and Fancy work of ovary
'Mad, enables us to do Job Printing at the shortest
notice; and on the most reasonable • terms. Forgone
lu•ivant'll'f.pllis,.alanka, or anything In the jobbing
lino, will find it to - their intorestlo give us a call. , •
WM. B. PARIZER, Attorney a
Law. Ornee.with Watts & Pixtitor, Cnrllslo
G. IL . BELTZHOOVER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, and Rea
Estate Agent, Shcpherdstown, West Virginia
45Y^Prompt attention given to all business in jeffer
ion County and the Counties adjoininglt.
January 10,100.-1 y.
WF. SADLER, Attorney at Law
CarlisleYe. OMeo in Volunteer Building
South Ilonovor Street. .•
MC HERMAN, Attorney at Law,
• Carlisle, Pa. Next door to the 'Herald Office.
TAMES A. -DUNBAR, 'Attorney et.
CV Law, Carlisle, Pa; Office on the south side of the
Court nous°, adjoining the "American. Printing Office."
July 1, 1.804-I.y.
TOSEPU RITNER, Jr., Attorney at
ey Law'and Surveyor, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Office on
Road Street, two dobra north of the Bank.
- Ml3usiness promptly attended to.
July 1, 1864. ,•
NO. C.'GRHAM, Attoowy (a Law,
Carllslo Pit. Office furtualy occupied by Judo
Gnibam, South Ilanovorstreet. 0. ,
September 8, 1868.
. . .
g - 1 •P. lIUMERIOU, Attor . uoy at Law
ki. Office on Alain stroet, , in Marital Hall, three
doors east of the' First National hank. All business'
entrusted to him will be promptly attended to.
- July 1, 1864. • - • . ~
1 1 l E. BELTZEOOVER, Attorney
• .at Law Mee in South Hanover street, opposite
Bentz's dry good store Carlisle, Pa.
f M. WEAKLEY, Attorney at Law,
ty Office on south Hanover Arcot, adjolnlag the
office of JudgU(lrahntn. All professional tm,s3noss en
trusted to him' will ho promptly atteudhd Eo
July 3, 1864, .'
QAMUEL lIEFBUIC&,“Ji., Attorney
L7nt Law. Mee - with Hon. Sainuol Hepburn, Main
St: CarMk Pa,
July,l, 1801. •
I" A W CARD.-CHARLES E. NA-
N OLAUGULII4, Attorney of Law, Office in Inhoff's
building, just opposite the Market House.
July 1,1864-1 V
DR: WDT. H. COOK,
Surgeon and A.ceouchour
at his residence in Pitt
street, adjoining:the Isfethodlst-Church.
July 1,'1864. •
Physician 64 A.ccouchoUr.
R. LOTHS P. GRIFFIN, (formerly
• of New York,) having permanently located' at
the Patronage of the citizens
of this plade, and surroundings. Pat ticular attention
paid to disposes of .fil,Vomen and Oh ildrup." Office at
Mansion House, Room 32„
April 6,186ti-6m.* •
GEORGE S. SE A-
I /RIGHT, Dentist, from ihe
more Collage of Dental Sur gory.
M.Oftice nt tho residence of his mother, Vas
Louther street, three doors 'Below. Medford.
f_llllo. W. NRIDIOII, ID. D. S.-
Dap Demonstrator of
. Operativeientistry of the
_ itoe' College pf
"r en j urV .
VG •‘‘ Office at 1 residence
opposite Marion Hall, West Main stroet, Carlisle, Pa.
July t, 1854. ..
Dr. I. O. Loomis una .„..„ ..,.:3 ..
Pomfret Street few Qum•a
below South Hanover st .
July 1, 1861.
Z. BRETZ, M. D;
, IST D. D. S., respectfully offers
his profobsitnal sore cos to the citizens of Carlislo and
its vicinity. Office North Pitt stredt.
• Carlisle, January 5,1866-3 mo
CARLISLE FEMALE COL
Tier. T. Daugherty, President.
FOR - BOA - It'
THIS Seminary which includes then! l
school lately under the charge of Miss. Mary Hit-
ner, will be open under the direction of Rev, T. Daugh
as Preiddent, with a full corps of able instructors,
so as to giro to the young at, thorowli education in
English and Classical - studies in the French and Ger
man languages, in Music, l'ainting, and other orna
Especial care will be given to boarders in the auully
of President. •
A primary department for tho younger seholar,s will
be had in connection with the collegiate department.
The session will open on Wednesday, September 6th.
in the four elogaht School rooms designed for thatput
For terms apply to the President.
MRS. R. A. SMITH'S
Photographs, Ambrotypes, lvorytypes
Beautiful Albums I Beautiful Frames I
Albums for Ladles and Gentlemen, •
Album's for Illisaes, and for Children;
Pocket Albums for Soldiers and Civilians!
Choicest Albums . , Prettiest Albums t Cheapest Albums!
FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS I
Fresh and Now from Now York and4thijadolphla
r. you want satisfactory Pictures. and
. polite attention call at Mrs. R. A. Smith's Photo
graphic Gallery, South Bast Corner of 'Hanover Street
and Market Square, opPosito the Court House and Poet
Office, Carlisle, Pa,
Mrs. It.'A. Smith well kno as Mrs. It. A:lteynolds
and so well known as a Daguerrean_Artist, gives per
sonatattention -tn./Adios and Gentlemen visiting her
Gallery, and having the best,of Artists and polite at
tendants can safelAfromise that in no other Gallery
can those who favor her with a call get pictures supo
ttor to hers, not even in Now York or Philadelphia, or
Meet with more kind and prompt attention.
Ambrotypes inserted in Hinge, Lockets, Breast Pine, '
&c. Perfect copies 'of Daguerrotypes and Ambrotypes
made of doceasel i frlenda. ;Where copies are defaced,
Ills-like picture my still be had, either for frames or
fOr'eardaol: 4 All negatives presenvedqne year and orders
by mall or Otherwisopromptly attended to.
December 23, 1864—tf •
Porcelain Picture or
HIS beautiful Pioturd is now made at
Lachman Gallery, In Dr. Nett 's Building,
to the First National Bank, with such perfection and
style, tone and finish that It cannot help but please
every one, The porcelain imparts a most clear and
charming complexion to the picture
All other styles of
of all sizes, "
CARD PICTURES and AMBROTYPES,
aro made hi the most perfect manner. A large vario
ty of Frames and Passapartouts, Cases, Albums are
on hand and will be sold cheap. •
Copying done In the best manner. The public Is re.
sportfully Invited to examine specimens.
Tho First Premium has boon awarded by lath county
Fair'to 0. L. Lachman, for
The Best Photographs.
Fob. 0, 1860.
COAL AND LUMBER.. ,
~..,-.: I % -
~„. hlr. . Fred. Shrom in
• 0 ' . 1 " 1. ,— v-- , i'EW ,- the Coal and Lumber
1 . ‘'---44 ,
•A, l ,k, .-21 , =-4 1 ---7 , •, - ;' business at the old
' ' ll' — '30;"? AL * - - gland of Delaney and
~,n".: . „.. 11.-W., . • DWI., where we will
keep the best and ' • '
' CLEANEST COAL.
In the Market, and perfectly dry. Kept under cover.
Families will do, well to try us • as we are deter.
mined to soil cleaner coal. and at aglow prices as any
other yard in the town. Try us and be convinced.
- We have also oil hand .
ALL KINDS OF LUMBER
usually kept in a first Class Luinber yard which we
will sell as low, or lower than the lowest -
• Jaii.l2, BCC ~
' DELANCY & SLIROIii.
Dural LIBERT - Y -- WIIITE LEAD,—
The whtief i t e 'um most durable , and t1)O — nloot
economlcal;:- Try, it I Manufactured only ,
wbolegoidoittkcpabit k alads" randaia,
N 0.137 #4l North Tb Bt., Philadea.,
Jan. 26, 2806--ly., • -. •
AMILY DV; OOLORSis
HEFT rausia hlways'ort'htind at
4. K. RHEEM, Publisher. '
DESIRES to return his sincere thanks
to all his old and now friends, many of whom
have been his patrons for the more than Thirty Years he
has been in business in Carlisle. Sensible of former
obligations, he asks a continuance of their custom.
If you want the very best Coolcing Stove at the lowest
. price, come to me. All insured for slx months or long
er. I havo nothing on hand but the best bakers, and
Warrant them to be such, for I keep none other. Come
and see the groat variety. I can give hundreds of
testimonials if desic ed.
COME and SEE,
my Parlor and 0111c:o Stoves for.wood or coal
HEATERS AND RANGES,
Stationary and Portable
at all kinds in great variety; made from the very best
tin-plate. All you need in our line conies bad froth
me at a savingo(3lo,per cent.
at -my Storo and Ware Rooms, in rear of the Court
Ilouso o and you will save money in your purshases:
It -Wilffully pay you to come. • • -
Tin Rooting and Spouting dmio at short notice '
March 23, 1866 - --' 7 ly. JOHN D. aOROAS.
QTOVES,. TIN W AitE &c. Tbo un-
Jsj derslgned having made an excursion to the East
ern Cities, to lay in a stock of manufactured articles,
and material for thO manufacture of all kinds of ware
kept in a firstelass Stove, Tin and Shoot-iron estab
lishment, are prepared to prove to the citizens of Car
lisle and vicinity,that they are determined to sell
goods at prices which defy competition. Their stock of
STOVE AND. ENAMELED WARE
'is the best that- Philadelphia and New York can pro
duce. Their-stock of stoves consists in part of the fol
Cook's Governor Penn,
Prairie Flo - wer,
and the Barley Sheaf,
with all varieties of Parlor,
Bed:room and Office Stoves,
t of the neatest pattern, and best .quality. Thb Gover
nor Penn, which they guarantee to give entire' sails
faction in every respect, with capacity to prepare the
co bed or baked fare of any fumily with lees consump
tion of fuel than any other stove, they wilt warrant
for eta months. They - manufacture Zimmerman's
Sts atn Cook Bettie_ in which all kinds - of vegetables
can be cooked at the same time, without the one fla
voring the other. Best of references given. They
have purchased for cash, and therefore have the prices
of theifgeods reduced to a very low figure, 'feeling
confident that "large saki; and small profits,' is the
best policy. They call attention to their largo stock of
Tin, Sheet-Iron, and
consisting of Buckets, llasons,• Wash-boilers, Wash.-
dishes Lard Cans, Coal ficuttles, - ac., &c,, guaranteeing
to all who may purchase of theme saving of at least
out of ovary ten expended. _Heaters, Kitchen Ranges
and Furnaces set , In on short notice. Rooting and
Spouting' done in the best manner and on reasonable
terms. Old stoves taken in exchange for new ones.
afro us a call: North Unilever street, between Wet.
zol's and Thudlum's Hotels. • •
Thankful for the patronage heretofore so I . lFekally be
stowed upon thetn. they solicit a continuance of the
RUINESAIPPU 8: RUPP
Feb. 0,1800-3 m.
STOP AND - LOOK IN.
AT W. Fridley's .Tinner Shop, East
Loather St., Sign of the Red CoCleo Pot where
you can see thelelnest, Cheapest, and Best
Ever offered in Carlisle he has on hand the latest im
proved Peterns such as thecelebrded'
' Barley Sheaf Cook,
Bed Room nod Office Stoves of the latest Patterns
and best quality. The above Cook Stoves aro all warrant
ad to glva entire satisfaction. Boating, Spoutlng, Heat
et work, and all Tin and Sheet Iron work done In the
neatest manner and at short notice, . all kinds of Tin
and Sherd Iron ware constantly on hand for house fur
FRUIT CANS and JARS
Two of the best ever offered to the nubile. Fridley
andCoruman's Solf-Sealing and Self Testing Cans and
Jars also, Fisher's Patent, the aboive Cans and Jars cam
not bd surpassed in any market.
Thankful for the Liberal Patronage heretofore ex
tended ho hopes by strict attention to - business and a
desire to please all to merit a continuance orfhe same.
March 23., 1866-Iy.
NEW .CHEAP CASH GROCERY
PROVISION *STORE !
Great Excitement on the Corner of Pitt and
Louther Streets, opposite the German
Refofmed Church; Carlisle, Pa. '
The Subscriber begs leave to inform his friends and
the public, that be has just returned from the 'Eastern
cities, with a full and choice assortment of
Ile will keep constantly on hand an extensive and
general assortment of
Coffers of all kinds,.Brow u Sugar, ,Crushed Sugar,
Pulverized Sugar, Rice,- , Tallow Candles, Star
. do. Starch, Teas of all kinds, Salt by. the
• Sacic,,Buckets and Tubs, Wash Boards,
Brooms, Bed Cords,' New Orleans •
Molasses, Fish—all kinds, Pop
per, Spice, Soda, Cream Tar
tar, Best Indigo, Cinna
mon , Cloves, Matches
• Navy, Spun,
Tobacco, Smoking, Kililkiolok, Fine. Cut, Candies,
Raisins, Can Peaches, Crackers,, tlssence of Coffee,
Dandelion, Cheese, Manny, Beans Cigars of all kinds,
Nuts—all kinds, &c., &c.
NOTIONS OF ALL
and everything else that is kept in a grocery store. I
Invite the-public .to call and_ esamine my goods and
prices befere,purchasibg elsewhere, as I am determin
ed to sell at very small profits.
The highest prices paid ter all kinds of Country Pro
duce , . JACOB BENCE..
April 6,4306-4 m, . ,
. ' Newville 'StonOviaye Works.
LIE subscriber is now prepared to de
liver to Merchants, largest assortment - oi
Stoneware, Rockingham Ws re, ito. ' over offered in Onto
borlaad Valloy. ills stock consists in part of
Cream Crocks, Butter Pots, Milk Paus, Splttoons,
Pitchers, Jugs,'Frult Jara, .17e.
Spittoons ; Bakov, Ylo Plates Ica
Glass Flasks, hi uit llottlos and Petent Fruit :Jars.
Stone Water Fountains Churns, Water Pipe, Drain
&c,furnished when ordered.
In facilities for manufacturing, quality of wares and
vices, he would defy competition. For Price lists &c.
P Address • SAMUEL r.
. Lumber! Lumber"
4 . 7 the Dunoannon Union .Lumber
Mill, 4 Miles north elvt, of Sterrett's Gap, 434
m es west of Duncannon, 1 mile south of Inflow's
Bridge, near Orier point.
100,000 ft, Yellow Pine flooring, dry.
50,000 ft. Soantling,both Oak and Plno, all sizes.
p,.(290 ft. 2 inch Barn flooring, Yollow Pine, 10 tont
feet, dry. ' "
_ 25,000 ft 1, 1 4 In Yellow Pine Boards, Dry.
A large lot of Weatherboarding. ,
A largo lot °Oak Boards. . •
' A largo lot of Sealing Laths. '
A largo lot of White Pins Shingles.
Poplar Boards, Plank and Scantling, .
Oat( Boards, Scantling and . Plank. •
Sawed' Oak post and fencing boards. .
Chestnut rails and tord_wood $1,40 per cord.
The above wo.have always on hand, and are prepared
to saw all kin& of bills to order, such as Machin° and
Car Lumber, Wagon Maker Lumber, we pan saw 47 ft.
in length, and are so fixed that lve^can fill orders In
the very shortest notice, at any limo also so prepared
to deliver Lumber at any point by railroad or by
• Please give .us a call Wore' purchasing - elsovihore,
We arb selling at low prices.
KOLTED, LATIMER & lIOSIIOIIII,
, .. ' Duncannon, Perry Co. Pa.
• Gob; W. • ••
• DESIGNING AND •
Engraver on: Wood'
702 Chestnut St. •
;Forney's Press Building.
*lowa' or Cities ' Buildings, Machiner,',•'Portralte,
'Bided Mnvelopes,llill Meads Bask Illustrations, Pi.e.
Pesigreffer 'Druggists, Dry. GoOds. Liquor, Toba
PerfauterY and all kinds enables. .
Path:WO `attentlini.given to Machinery awl co or'
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A puny, shivering, livid child,.
Half hid filings; with naked feet;
And eyes blue ring'd and strangely wild,
She begged , along the callous street.
I took her band, and thus we sought
Her kerne . ; 'twos lint n stop, she . said,
A step I yet like the step, methought,
Between the living and the dead.
Tho glittering erowd was still iu clew,
But where weql'aine the air was rank
With poisons, cede deadly dew, •
In every shuddering breath, I drank.
A thousand forms of fell diseal3e
Up sprang; like fiigl, from the sod ;
And Vico' Glare, at his hideona
Befouled the masterpiece of God.
The livid limbs of Youth were .gaunt
With preternaturid,deany ;
The saturnalia of Want
- Made horrid midnight of the day.
I did—what chord I do ? giro alnis 1'
A drop of dow to sweeten seas 1 •
Can lhosO who pznY with outstretched palms
For heathen, know of ouch tut these -
There came to me a reverend man,
With silver hair and unctuous word,
Who snake to me of—llindostam
And called it "Vineyard,or the Lord."
And begged mo aid the godly band
Who labored for the heathen sonl,
Amid that far rind llowOry land ; •
And I, alas,testowed my 8010
Alas the gift Ido repentl •
Strange, God should look so for away
That those who to Ms work are sent
Pliss by the scene I aaw to-day 1
THE BRICKLAYER'S STORY.
A. TALE OF WORK AND WAGES
I'm'a blicklayer, I am; and, what's more
down in the country, where people ain't so
particular about keeping trades distinct as
the are in the great towns. This may be
seen any day in - a
-general shop, wnero, as
one might say, you cdn get any thing, front
half a quartern of-butter Up to a horn lan
tern, and down again, to a bum:lied of short
cut brads. Well, down in the country I've
dale a bit of job now and then as a mason,
and not so badly neither, I should suppose
for I got pretty :well paid considering, and
didn't hear more than the usual amount of
growlin' after it was done—which is saying
a deal. Ours ain't the most agreeable of lives
and if it warn't for recollecting - a little about
the dignity of -labor and such like one
would often grumble Moro than one does.
Some time ago, it don't matter to you, not
me, nor anybody else, just when it was,
work was precious'slack down our way—all
things considered, I ain't a going to tell
you whore our way is. A day's work had
been all I'd been able to get for quite two
months ; so Mary, that's my wife, used' to
screw and pinch, and screw and 14ich, and
keep on squeezing shilling after shilling out
of the long stocking, fill atinst Wats - blight
that one Morning let it fall, upon the
table, wkere, instead of coming down With a
good spang,.it fell softly and just like a piece
of cotton that was empty. And then, poor
lass, she hangs on to my neck, and :bursts
out crying that:pitiful that I'm blest if I
didn't want my nose:' hlowed about every
quarter of a minute. hadn't„„ minded the
screwing and pinching ; , not a tTil - a
First week we went without our puddings.
Well that wasn't much. Second week we
stopped our .half pints of beer. Third week
I put my pipe out. Zlary fievon saying that
things must look up soon, and then I should
have an ounce of the best to make up for it.
But things didn't look up ; and in spite of
all• the screwing, wo got down to the bottom
of ilia stocking, as I said jest now.
I hadn't much
,eared for the pinching, but
it was my poor litss as.got pinched Om most
and sho was getting paler and thinner every
day, till I couldn't bear to see it. I run out
o' the house, and down to Jenkins' yard,
*lfere . l'd - hdaii - rit - Work last. I soon found
Janking; • and I say to him, "Governor,". I
says, ✓‘‘this won't' do, you know; a man can't
live upon wind."
"True for, you, Bill Stock," he says.
"And a Man can't keep his wife upon
wind," I says.
"Right_you are, Bill," ho says ;' and he
wont on and ,spoke 'hi' fair as a man could
epeitk ; and said ho hpan't a joh, he could put
me on, or lieiswould have done it in a min
ute. 'I am werr sorry Bill,' he says, 'but
if times don't mend,l tell you what I'm
going to do. '
W ho.t.'s that?" I, shys.
`‘‘Clo up to London," he says; and if I
was a youngman like you, I wouldn't stop
starving down here when they are giving
first class wages up there, and -when there's
building going on all round, as thick as
thick, and good big jobs, too; hotels, rail
ways and bridges, and all sorts."
I faces round sharp, and walks off home;
for when a feller's hungry and close up, it
lays hold on his temper ,as well, as his stum,
mirk, more especially when thorn's some
body belonging to him in the same fix. So
I walks off home, where I finds Mary look
ing worry red-eyed ; and .I makes no more
ado but I gets iny pipe, and empties the bit
o' dust there was in the bottom the jar
into it, lightg, up, and sits down aside/of
Mary, and puts my arm around her, jest as
I used to do in the old courting, time,, and
then begins smoking nn' thinking. Worry
slow ad,to-thb,fust; and .werry fast, as to tho
second; 143 amolciit' costs money, and the
dust was dry ; .-Arhereas thinkin came" cheap
justAhen—andit's isurprising,how yer can
think on'an- empty inside. I suppose it is
because' there's plenty, 4;1 , room for the
thoughts to work on., P
Well, I hadn't boon sitton' above a min
uto.like this when my lass laid hor load on
my shoulder, and though she wouldn't let
mo see it, I knowe.d she was 'a .giving-way;
but I didn't take no notice. Perhaps" held
her a .little.' bit tighter ; .and . there I sat
thinking and,...watching the thin smoke;
till 'Leonid see buildings, .and scaffolds, and
, 04,840 l,,.irita,,and....biecks_ot
toUld-almost bear:the ring:o"-th° troweb3, and ,
the gioax-jar".of tko.bistoriestimaiititd thero
FAR AND NEAR:
BY C. D.GARDETTE.:'
Carlisle, Pa., Friday, April 27, 1866
wore the mon n-running up and down tho
ladders, and the gaugers a-giving their or
ders, and all seemed so plain that . I began to
grow warm. And I' keeps on smoking till
it seemed as though Iwasimp ofa great crod
o' men standing round a little square wood
en office place, and being,called in one at a
time ; and there I could see them n-takin'
their six and thirty shillings and two pounds
apiece, as fast as a clerk could book it. And
then all at once it seemed to fade away like
a fog in the sun ; and I kep' on.di•awing but,
nothing come, and I found , as my pipe was
out, and there was nothing left to light a
gain. So I knockes the ashes out—what
was on em—and then I breaks_ the, pipe up
bit by bit, and puts all the pieces in my
pocket—right hand breecho perekct. "
'What for?" says you.
Nothing at all as I knows on ; but that's
what I did ; and I am n telling you what
bappened. ',Perhaps it was because .I felt un
comforttible with nothing to rattle in my
pocket. Howstunever, my mind was made
up ; and brightening . up, and loOking as
cheerful as if I'd six and thirty. shillings Uo .
take on Saturdy, I says to her as was by my
"Polly, my lass, Lm a going up to Lon
" Going whore ?" she, says, lifting up - hor
" London," I says ; and then I began to
think about wliat going qp to London Meant.
For, mind yer, it didn't. mean a chap
in a rough jacket making up a bundle in
a clean blue handkerchief, and then shov
in his stick through the knot and stickin it
over his shoulder, and then stuffing hisliinds
in his pockets, and taking the road upward,
whistlin' like a blackbird. No; it meant
something else. It meant breaking up a
quiet little home as two young folks—com
mon people, in course—had - been a saving
up for years, to make snug; it meant half
breaking a poor simple lass's heart to part
with this little .thing; tearing up the nest
that took so long a-building, and was antis
so snug after a cold day's Work. I looked
nt the clean little Windows, mid at the bright
kettle on the shiny bliiek hob ; and then at
the worry small fire as there was, and then
fust at qno thing, and then at another, all
so clean:and neat and homely, and all show
jug how Proud my lass was . of 'em all ; and
then I thought . a little more of what going
Up to London really did mean ; ,and I sup
pose it must have been through feeling low
and faint, and poorly,, and—l'm almost
ashamed to tell it; for I'm such a big strong
chap; but truth's truth—well, somehow—a
.blind seemed 'to cover my eyes, and' my
head went down
,upon my knees, and I cried
like a Schoolboy,. But it wont off, for my
lass was kneeling aside me in 'a minute, and
got my thick old head upon her, shoukfer, and
began n-doing all she could to make me be-'
lieve it, was all right, and she wouldn't mind.
a bit, but we'd get on wonderful well up
there; and so we talked it over foe long
enough, while she made believe to be so
.cheerful, and knelt•at my side, a-ciphering
away,— . putting down naught Tor herself, and
a-carrying I don't know how much for me
—till I glowed up under the discovery that
whether work was plenty-, or whether work
was slack, I, Bill Stock—christened
my good wife.
That was something litio-a thought, that
was; and seemed to 'stiffen me' up, and put
bone and muscle into a fellow till ho felt
strong as a lion ; so wo set to talking over
the arrangements ; and two days-after Polly
and I was in
.a lodging in London.
Next morning I was up at five, and made
myself smart ; 'not fine, but clean, and look
mg as if — rwm•Tit — afratd — of - work ; utrd - I.
finds my way to 'ono of the big WorkshOps,
where the bell was ringing - for six o'clock,
and the men was a sealing in, while a chap
with a book was on. the look Out to time the
late ones; for stopping on pay-day out of
their wages—which is but fair, yer, know,
for if two hundred Men lost, ti,quarter of an
hour apiece in a week it would cortio to some
thing stiff in a year. Well, there • Were a
couple more chaps like me standing at the
gate, come to see if they could-get took on,
and one on 'em slips in.and . comes out again
directly, a-swearing and growling like any
"thing and: then t'other goes in, cud he comes
'out a-swearing too; and then ileylS my heart
go sinking. down ever so low. $(;) I says • to
"Any chance of a job?/' I says.
"Go to—!" somewhere he says, cutting
up rough ; so I asks t'other one.
" Any chance of a job ?" I says.
"Not a ha'porth," he says, turning his
back and going off with the fust one and
I must say as they looked a pretty pair of
blanks. - ' '
So I stood there quite five minutes Won
dering what to do ; whether, I should go in
ar.go.noa , try stoniewhori,
else. I didn't'like to try after' seeing two
men refused. All at once a tall, sharp-eyed
man, comes out of a sido place and looks at
mo quite fierce. -
"Now, my man," he says, ''what's your
business 9 What do you want?
"Job,•sir," says I.
"Then why didn't you come in and ask?"
he says. . •
"saw tWO turned back,". I says.. •
"O, we, don't want such as them here,"
be 'says : "but there's plenty work' for
men whb mean it ;" and then ho looks through
me almost. " I suppose you do mean it,
"Pive us hold of a trowel,"'-says I, spitt
ing in both hands.
" Bricklayer?" says ho, smiling. •
"Right," says I.
"From the country ?" says he. •
" Yes," says I. •
" Work slack there ?" says ho.
"Awful," says I. '-•
- You'll do," saysle. "Here, 4ones, put
this feller in huniber fOur iet." •,
If you'll believe me,'l could have taken
`hold.of hiin and hugged him'; but I didn't,
for I' kop , it .for 'Polly.'
Well—l Wonder bow many I Wive
said ell sinco,l begun i I was inwork
now; and I meant to keep make
the bricks and mortar fly ! My bodman did
his day's Work that day, if he never did, it
afore. Then some of the lukes it - up ,„ ,
and .got ter chaffing.; one says _there'd soon
be no work 'and another: says I'd bettor
hap*ACouplePaddies . tsyeep - . 7te'gqns t '
on e for. ; bricks,. a — dn tanother,-for mortar;
wakes ,hissey:preeious .un•
pleasant by keePing on going puff, puff 1"
ike a'steam in gin,' because I woriced so fast.
But "-let them chaff as long-as, they liked ;
and bimoby I comes to be working alongiide
of my steath-ingfit' friend; and jest as he'd
been going it a little extra, I says to . him
" Ever been out o' work, m ate
Not.to signify," he says.
" Cause if you ever arc, and come down
worry close to the ground r you'll be as glad
to handle ; the trowl agin as, I nrii." lie
didn't puff, any more that day, not as I heard.
;;London work was something fresh to me.'
I used to think that I'd been about some
tidy buildings down'our,way; but What was
,the tidiest on' 'em to the London jobs I was
put on I Jobs where the siadlidding must
.have cost, I”.....aratin Minn handroda of reronds
more than the house,.' land, and everything
else put together' ofthe biggest place I ever
worked upon. I used to think I was pretty
strong in the head ; but I soon began toSing
small here—'specially when I had been up
about n week and Was put on at a big hotel.
Right up so high thtit one turned quite .
creepy . ~and used to get to thinking of what
would be the consequence if a sharp.puff of
wind come and upset one's balance. I could
never have believed, neither, that, such a
Jacob's Ladder of scatibld poles could have .
been . ,huirt, up to stand without crushing and
snapping those at the bottom like so many
reeds or tobacco pipes ; But I suppose them
as builds them knows best what she:4ld be
done; and 'what they'll bear. But though I
did not like it much, I took good care not to
mention it to my lass, for I know she'd have
been on 'the fidget all day if I had told' her.
By degrees I got to stand it ell very'well,
and we began to feel a bit settled in our own
ono room. Not that we much liked it,
then it was -worry pleasant to go in the crowd
on pay-day r and draw your week's wage,
good wage, too, jest as I, Jhad been it , when
settin' in my own room at home. We still
culled it home, for we couldn't get; to feel
that we were at home in'London, and Polly
she said she never should, after having a lit-
Ale house of her - own ; 'but as. there was only
our two selves, we made things pretty corri-
The big hotel wns getting on at a tremen
dous rate, for there was a strong body on us
at 'work, and it Used to make me think and
think of the loads upon loads of stud' the ho
tel swallowed .up and how much more - it
would tako before it was finished. •Ono day.
When I was a bricklaying - up at the top—l
don't know how Many feet from the ground,
and never used to.eare to look to see, for fear
of turning giddyoneday it cafe on to blow_
a regillar gale, and blow at last so hard that
the-scaffold shook and quivered, l while
wherever there was a loose rope, it rattled
and heat against the poles, as if it was itnpa-'
tient of being tied thorn, and wanted to break
loose and he oft •
It,blew at last so werry hard that I should
have been precious glad of an excuse to got
doWn, but I couldn't well leave my work,
and the old hands didn't seem to mind it
much ; so I kept at it. Whenever the wind
blows now, and I shut my eyes, I can call it
all back again—the croaking and quivering
of the poles, the rattling of the boards, the
howling and whistling of thegale as it swept
savagely by, in a rage becanse it Could not
sweep us away. 11/i4Trwindis pretWlitted
to deal with sometimes on the ground ; and
and I have seen folks pretty hard dthen to
a corner. So it may be guesSed whatsort of .
fun it is right up on a spidery scaffold, where
a man is expected to work with both hands
and hold on by nothing, and that, too, where
a single step backward would be—there, it's
a - thing — as - allusmakes - mo — nervous - to — talk - '
• It was getting to be somewhere about hitlf
past three, and I was working hard,'so as to
keep frone-thinking about the storm, when
all at onto I happened to turn my head, and
see the Men were a scuffling down. the lad
ders as, hard us they could go. And then,
before I hiad, , titne to think, there was a loud
crash, and a large piece of the scaffolding
gave way, and swept with at poles, boards
and bricks, right into, the open"space below.
I leaped up at a pole - which projected from
the roof above me, Yost above My„ head,
caught it and . hung suspended, just as, the
boards. upon which I stOod but an inatant_
before,' gave way and 'fell on to the next
stage, some twenty feet below. Tightly
clasping ,, tho alough Rut: le, I clung for life.
Think ? I did think! I thought hundreds
of things in a feW seconds, as I shut any eyes
arid began to pray, for I felt as if I could not
hold on long, and I' knew as I should fall
firstQn the stage below, when the boards
would either give way, or shoot me off again
with a spring, and then I kneW there would
be a crowd round something upon the ground.
and the polieers-Witlili . .itieteher.
out, mate, • and come down the
: rope P' cried a Voiee`from below. I turned
my bead, so that I could just see that the
polo I was hanging to had a block at the end,
through which 'tan a rope for drawing light
things up and down to the scaffold: For an
instanti dared not move ; then raising nay ,
self, I went hand over hand toward the pidl
joy, and in another instant Should have
grasped it; when I heard crushing sound,
'and_, the croaking of
. 11 wheel, as the rope
vent spinning through, and was gone-4he
weight df the knger side having dragged
the other through., 44 I hung, I distinctly
heard it fall, perhaps .7.latandred and fifty
As the rOpo tell, and I hung there, I could
hear regular shriek from those below.
But nobody stirred to my assistance, fer I
was beyond help then ; but . I seemed- ',to
groW stronger with the danger, though my
arms felt as if they Wore being,wrenched out
of their sockets ? and my nerves as if::they
were tam- with' hot 'irons. Sobbing for
breath, I crepi in again till I was over the
stage flrat;then close in to the_face of the
building, and there I bung. Once I tried to
got some,hold, with my foot,, but the smooth
bricks let My toes slip over them directly.
Then I filed to get a leg over the pole, sons
toiclimb uiand sit•there ; Amt the time was
goilezly - fekthat. I had hung too long, and
was noir - greWii
g r weaker every moment. '
i Loan't desciibo what
,I felt 411 : 1 know
is,,that,it was horrible, and that long after
ward I used to jump up in bed with' a scream;
for so sure edittle out o' Sorts( came
I EJ fireatrihanging•to tthatecaffold . pole, j ex-
P l eoting,,etorY,rnl
moent to..be one's last. '
091 A etii either tow •long& hum hat feeililt
at length • I was doing I made, one last try
for it. I thought of my poor lass, and seem
ed to see her a looking at me in a widder's
cap; and then ! clenched my teeth hard and
tried to get on. to ivhero the end of the pole
wfts'fastened. I got one hand over the hard
bricks and hociked my fingerS and held on;
then I got the other hand over, and tried to
climb up, as a cheer from beloW encouraged
me;-but my feet and knees slipped over the
the smooth bricks, and in spite of every effort
they hung down straight at lafst, and I felt
a sharp quiver run through me as sloWly, •
slOwly, my hands opened, my fingers stra
ened, and . with eyes blinded and bloedebot;
cell what seemed to be nu : enormous die
tance, though it was only to the next stage,
bPardtg, bricks itn'd tools, shaken by
the concussion, went with a crash below.
The . deal planks upon which I lay, still kept
their places, bid.with ~their ends jolted so ,
near the edge thiit it seemed to me that the.
least motion' on my part:would. make them
slip, and send _me off" again.' I was too ex
hausted ;and frightened to move, and lay
there for some time, not knowing Whether I
was much'hurt or, not. The flrst thing as .
recalled me to myself was the voice of a
rnan•who came up a ladder close at hand;"
and I could see that he had a grope and pul-,
ley with him, which he soon had hooked on
to the ladder.
`1 old on, mate" he says. "If I throw
the end of the rope, can you tie it around .
"I'll try. So he makes a noose, and pul
ling enough rope through 'the block, he
shies it at me,.but it wasn't far enough. So
he tries again nud again, and at last I man
age to ketch hold on it. But now, as soon
as I tried US move, it seemed as
thing stabbed mb in the side, and, what
was more, the least thing would, I soon
found, send the boards down, and, of course,
me with theta.
"Tell them to Itold tight by the rope,!'
says I; and he passed, the word while I got
both arms through the noose, and told hlrri to
tighten it which he
,did by pulling, for, I
could not have got it over my heiid ieithout
Making the boards slip.
"Now then ," he says, arc you ready?"
"All right," I says, faintly', for I . felt atilt
everything was a Swimming round' me; but
Ilreiirehim give a signal, and felt the snatch
of the rope as it cut iino_the my arms above
the elbows, and then ISwung backward and
forward in the. air; while with a crash away
went the boards upon which I had, been a
couldn't see nor hear any more, for I
seemed to be sent to sleep, but I suppose I
was lowered down-and took to the hospital,
where they put iny broken ribs to rights in
no time, and it wasn't so werry lone before
i was at work once more; but it took a pre
cious while before I could get on to a high
scaffold again without feeling creepy and
shivery;.but, you know, ~ ‘use
.is second pa
Polly showed me the stoekingt'other day,
and I must say it has improved wonderful
fur wages keep good, and work's plenty;
and as for those chaps who organize
"strikes," it strikes me they don't, know
what being put o' work is like. But, along
o' that stocking, one -feels tempted very
tnach - to - go - down-in-the—country-agairi,-but
I don't like to, fur fear of things not, turn
ing out ivell; and Polly says. "Let well
alon, Bill." So I keeps on, werry well
satisfied, and werry cotnfoi•table. .
THE CIVIL RIGHTS TILL
We take it that of itself and in itself the
bill just made a law in defiance of the
PresidinttVeto, known as the Civil Rights
Bill, needs no defence at the _hands of any
who will carefully read it and study, its pro
visions. But as it is proverbial that a large
proportion of the American people prefer to
take their opinions on most important po
litical subjects ready made, we print the fol
loWing excellent and exhaustive resume Of
the provisions of the law, which we find in
.. . .
the Bultimc.:'e American..
CONSE RVATINE Ara OF THE
CIVIL RIGHTS BILL
The title Of Bulwer's play, "Not So Bad
,as-11e - Scene;" -- might boAlio heading of the
numerous leaders of conservative newspapers
on the passage of the Civil Rights bill over
the veto. They take a good deal of comfort
in it, considering what a terrible bugbear it
has been for a month past, differing in degree
and kind. The New York Times hopes
that the men who passed it may not have
fault to find with its execution, and says
that the radicals may-be very thankful to
have 'a President wlfo is so unwilling to use
the great power placed in his hands. ,Anoth
et. than Andrew Johnson-an ambitious or
designing man; for instance—might use the.
power conferred - by - tyrannically.
Our neighbor of the Sa7l, says: In a
practical point of view there is scarcely a
-probability of injurious results flowing front
the law itself." Such was our conviction
before it passed, and disregarding the theo
retical and hypothetical points of view from
which the Sun was pleased talaunch its
shots against "it, wo look at it, in ii'-' 4 practical
point of view." As there is no a probabil
ity of injurious results flowinr , fromthe law
itself," wo take that to be unfair reasoning,
which would hold the "law itself" respon
sible for injurious results flowing from other
sources. We - are quite willing to admit
that there are some things that need cdrree-
Bon, but wo wish to trace every evil to its
source, and place the responsibility *here it
belongs:" The Suntells its readers that— - •
The people whoin it is designed to pro
-teat already - possess, unOer:lays•of the several
States, all the -capacity to make and enforce
'contracts - and to purchase and' sell prqperty,
find to do all those acts which the every-day
requirements of the- social , order deMand.
They are-secure in-their persons and prop
erty; and it is neither the purpose. nor the
interest of the:*4i to. rioo to disturb - thi ?? in
:the just "frnition of tho returns hobbst.fn
' We all know better than that. Not de
nying that our social usages, aMongst re
spectable people; make - it asmuch a question
'of honor as it is a moral obligation to fulfil
'all' contracts made with—negroes as with
'white people, yet; when the negro is com
pelled to look to the law for his• 'relief, he is
very far short of protection. He may make
a contract with a white man if he has 'a
white Witness.- Ho cannot testify in a case
.where a white rean,is interested: He bes
ieger dlerMilities upon him which' rnalvi his
cap:whip-do those acts 'which , !social
der demands" dependent upon the' toler
ance of the dominant race. Only a Shert
tline ago the: cblored 'Caulkera of' Baltimore
erthitiVeir'fronr - their ardpleynWitirrifie
shipyardse, because the•white caulkers willed
it • -coliirid men have ought iihip
TERMS:--$2,00' in Advance, or $2,50 within the year
(Conclusion next week.)
yard.. for themselves, paying' some $30,000
for it, in order - that: they may do the work
Which shfill come to them, Whether any
will come to them maybe determined in
the Same wriy that their right to work'in
white men's ship yards was detanmined.
. a negro comes Into Marylfincl- from
*another State or Territory; whether intend
ing to settle here or not, he is liable
,to a fine
of twenty dollars for the first offence, and ,
five hundred dollars for the second, ollonce.
If a negro shall out of.the State for thirty
days he shall be treated in the manner just
descrihrd on coming back. Any „person
hiring or harboring one becomes subject to
like penalties. Any person may have a
negro arrested under the vagrant act. If a
free negro shall hire himself to any person
and shall leave the service of his employer
before the time of hiring terminates, he shall
be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, and on a
hearing before the justice, the oath of the ein
ploym• to the contract; and the evidence of
some other per Son that the negro acted and en
gaged in such service, shall be taleen a's prima
fame evidence of the contract. He may be ar
rested and confined by a constable, pending
an issue made in this manner, and held lia
ble for all casts. Reconstructed MississipPi
has passed a law which absolutely forbids
colored• people from owning or leasing ; cal
property, so that the statement of the Salo
that "they haVe the: capacity to make and
enforce contracts and to 'purchase and sell
property'! does not hold good us regards
Mississippi, at least. What is to prevent
Mississippi from passing another law waking
it fe'ony pr a misdemeanor to trespass upon
tiny land they did not own? e know
that under tan negro
,apprenticeship laws of
this State parents are and have been depriv
ed of their children, and of their rights in
the labor their children might perform up
to the attainment of legal age. There are
laws enough upon our statute book with a
harsh construction and execution to make
this State too hot to hold any free negro.
Public opinion will not permit their literal
execution ; but there is no denying that in
some sections of the State enough are en
forced against thh enlightened sense of the
day to make all trne men blush for a Staba
that has such laW'S.
Perhaps these laws leave them secure in
their - persons and property," but *e do not
think so. We think they live in this com
munity by sufferance and our necessity,]
alone, not by virtue of any protection which
the law gives them,
as the farther Soutie we
go the worse we find it. If these things do
not justify the passage , of some such bill as
the Civil Rights Bill, we cannot; conceive of
a state„ of altars that would justify it.' The
theory of that bill is that all rrsons born in
the United States are citizens 01 the United,.
States---a theory legally maintained and be . -
Roved in, even to the granting of pol4ical"
rights, during the earlier days of tlielibP - Ulim
lie, and as to negroes not determined - other:
wise until the Dred Scott decision. ...The
terms free' and slave made the distinction,
not color. _lf as the Sun says, the people.
this bill is designed to protect already ooS
sess their rights, it does no-liartirto embody
them in the. form of a statute and declare ii
to be the law of the land. It hurts nobody
to say that .'what belongs to a man is . his..
When President Lincoln asked his Attorney
general for an opinion as to the status of the
negro, his reply was, " The negro is a citi-
Zen," Numerous acts of the Supreme Court
sustain this opinion. 'lt is good law: but
yet that it may be promdlgated as law, and
respectetias law, the Congress of the. United
States enacts it in statutory form. .That,
however, is professedly the point of objection
with the Sun—not, so much the fact us the
declaration of it by the legislative authority
of the United States.
It is not because of any protection it af
fords to the rights of any class, but because,
by meddling in matters outside the range of
federal legislation, it is calculated to defeat
the real purposes it professes to advance, and
still more, beeeause of the dangerous poltii
cal principles which are asserted on the face
of the hill, that it is prejudicial. The law
breaks cloiNn the plain line of separation be
tween State and national authority ; its ob
ject is to trample upon the independence of
State judiciary, and make an entering wedge
for further federal usurpations; to become a
precedent for measures which are to follow;
and especially to become the foundation for
nationillaterference with the el - Rlive fran
chise. Such certainly was , the guiding
thought which occasioned the broad decla
ration of citizenship in the first section of
the bill—a declaration not at all essential to
the security of persons and property, which .
pr6fessedly was the real object of the enact
Here we see the 'doctrine of States Rights
cropping out in every line, and the fact ig
nore that the Constitution of the United
s as recently amended distinctly au 7
orizes Congress to pass
.such laws ai are
necessary to enforce the Emancipation chills°
therein incorporated. If thet e were any
constitutional objections to the meas:uro-an
terior to the adoption of the Emanoipation,
Aniendnient, there are certainly. tionesTnow:
The powers conferred by the Constitution in
regard to individual freedom are as general
as• those in relation to coiziage, naturaliza
tion of foreigners and the levying of duties
on' imports. ' The declaration of civil rights
is surely no more dangerous a power to eg
ereise than that of political rights, while the
duty of Congress to pass uniform laws for
naturalization has never been questioned, its
right to pass a law securing personal free
dom to every persen without ,regard to col
or,is questioned. It is said to be a danger
ous thing for Oengrei,s-taenact bylaw that
every man' born in the United States shall
be a citizen he UM United States, and that
every citizen of the United States shall be
4, in a practical poTht of view there is scarce
ly a probability of injnious results flowing,
from the law itself." If n citizen of the
.United States comes from l' nusylvania into
Maryland, he will not be liable to a fine of
twenty dollars ter the first offence and five
hundred dollars for the second one, Dut we
.suppose the treasury will hardly miller on
that account. Ono thing is certain, and
that io, it Congress has no power to prOtect
men recognized as citizens of the United
States from local discrimination and perse
' eutions of this kind, the Constitutional
amendment is an impoSture and' Emanci
pation a farce, If in doing,this Congress
shall go farther .than. is: needed, It will. only
do, as in most legal -enactments, a work of
sepererogation, which will practleally right
Itself on trial. •
The. States are , prohibited from levying
tear, coining money, from naturalizing for
eiga ers, from levying import duties and from
holding slaves; it follows 'dint the United
*ittCs remit make war, coin money, natural
ize foreigners, lay import duties and secure
freedom • We do not see that any State,
;,right isiuvaded . hr the., Government in so
flottig;lbe Constitution 'eipressly providiiig
that it shall so do, That Constitution4as
received as a whole, and for the whole coun
try:, If it i.annot stand tog:titer, it cannot
stand "in parts; And if the laws cannot be
executed everywhere, they cannot long be
executed anywhere: We cannot. have one
law for Massuchusettit, and another . for
South-Uarolfnm, the duties and imports must
lie the sumo;, alit:citizens of, the United
States Mustldequally protected in their.per:.
Lsorfal.libek y in each. If. Massachusetts and
StifitliCat.olina do not 'invade fitly. of • the
rights of freedmen, well and good; Jhere is
'no necessit to practically put the Civil
'Rights bill in 'operation; if they do invade
'such rights;' then -it bechmei the duty of the
Union to.prtitect its. citizoes • and let_ ask,
what' la tievifra.Ment - worth. that ees..net
kvidentlY the,RepresentativiiS of the peo-'
/40 moan' that the Qoverdneo shall pkoted
the people.'. They have no idea of
the great principles upon which the
Union war, was fought. ;Freedom was Its •
motive' power, the grand idea that energize
the arm of every man who' struck a blow et
for the Union. Congress means that Free
dom shall be morn than a name, and as theiAvi-
Senate passed the Civil Rights bill °mi l t&
veto, so also the House of Representati yes yes
terday, by a three-fourths vote, passed the
bill over Abe veto. One hundred and f:At*"?,; 4 ‘'
ty two ems for Freedom!! • '
The Teis MIL -
Tho Washington correspondent of the
New York Times, says the •Ways and Means' -
Committee had a lengthy and highly impOr
tont session on Sunday, upon the Tax , 13111,
lasting from 10 o'clock a. m. until evening.
They took up the recommendations of the'
.and ; after full discussion
agreed upon the list of exemp4ions. The
following wo understand, the substantial ~,
result of their work: Coal, ppig iron, oils
paints, crude turpertino and tar, starch,-
building stone, monumental:stones not. ex
ceeding ono hundred dollars in Value, hulls
of ships, sails, tents and 'awnings, railroad- . .
iron, re-rolled blooms, slaps and loops, mal
leable iron articles unfinished, rivets, bolts,
:nuts, washers, ax-poles, horse, mule and cab ! ,
tie shoes ; pout, ship and railroad spikes,
railroad chairs, repairs of all kinds,' stools,
stoves made in part of east, and in p rt of
sheet-iron, on which duty has been previ
ously paid, copper and lead in ingots, sheets
and bars ; paper, books, and, printing ma
terials of all descriptions, bill-heads, book
binaing,. productions of engravers, litho-
graphersand sterootypers, plows; cultivators,
.Imr and straw cut!
ters, handles of tools and agricultural .
plements, stones of all kinds, verdigris,
•copperas, blue vitriol-and alum, barrels and
ca,ks, coffins and burial cases, umbrellas and
parasols, saleratus, ' bi-crobonate of soda, •
mineral and medicinal waters, and a nutn- ,
bar of other articles. Salt, resin, pickles,. • °
preserved fruitS, crude petrolemn add tur
pentine, and some few other articles' wnich
have heretofore been announced as exeMpt
ed, were not agreed upon. It was also
agreed to repeal the tax on slaughtered :api
_tds and freights, and schedule A. was
entirely exempted, except carriages of more
than three hundred dollars valhe, . and
billiard tables. The general tax on menu
factures was reduced from six to five per .
cent., and the tax on nothing, boots and
shoes, reduced to two per cunt., and all
custom work exempted, including that of
milliners and dress makers. Itis now con
sidered doubtful if any tax at all be laid
upon cotton, owing to the difficulty of col
it. The bill rec,immended .by the
Revenue Com Ili Sao n, which was the most
feasible, boinr , ' deemed unconstitutional, it
is believed in this department the action of
the Committee is completed.
The Presidents Proclamation Explained
The WnshingtOn corespondent of the Cin
cinnati Gazette writes: •
The President, in a conversation with
General Howard respecting , the Freedmew's
Bureau, has said something of importance
by way of interpretation of hierecent peeve
proclamation. He .snys , it has only such
scope with reference to the - S:ates named
therein as his formei• proclamation had with
reference to' them He regard it as only
another step in the policy of reconstruction
being pursued by the Government. It does
not suspend the opperation of military law
in any of the ,States, and the Freedmen's
BureaU will continue to exercise its accus—
tomed foncti nas throughout' the South.
Army officers will remain on duty as its
agents, and justi. e will"• Contitfue to be ad- .
ministered between the freedmen'• and the
'wt ites by the existing semi-military ,
AM the various States give the former- the
right to be 'heard iu the civil courts in the •
same thunner that the latter are. The Presi
dent referred to the fact that military pow
er was exercised in Tennessee as well
elsewhere in the South, and spoke particu. . .
Italy of General admin;stration of the
affairs of the bureaw in that State.' He
would remain there,' and 'the proclamation
would not curtail his powers, nor the pow
ers of any other tigent of the bureau. ,
The Rebels of Ken.uelcy the President
regarded as of worse spirit theta-the people of
any other State. General Fisk bad not been
too severe with them, and the freedmen of
that State as'well as those of Maryland,
would still be protected by the military. The•
scope of the proclamation with - respect to
military trials by courts martial and com
missions does not semn well understood even
by officers high in authority-here and else- '
where. . The department co.:lament - lora .of
Georgia and Alabama have telegraphed here -
for information on the subject, and it is 'un
derstood that the matter was brought before
the Cabinet to-day. What action was &ken
is not known, but there are• good rot - Lions
for believing that the War Department will
soon issue a circular or general order of in
President Johnson and Thaddeus Stevens
A Washington latter-writer, giving a
a description of General Grant's late recep
The - PfeiWtYt and ThtiddeuS Stevens met
during the evening—not with armed weap
ons, but with bland smiles and hand grasps,
and interchanged. solid courtesies with appa
rent cordiality. As Mr. Ste , ens took- the
President by the hand, he kindly inquired
after his (SteaNVens) health and then gave
him an introduction to Mrs. Grant, who
stood on .the right of the President. The
scene excited great interest mid attention a
mong the throng of visitors, and a general
was expressed at the graceful manner with
which these, two distinguished belingerents
met "and exchanged salutations. Much
pleasant raillery met the parlirnentary war
rior during' the evening and next day on
account of this lust episode between the
President; who is nt, the head of the Gover
nment, and' the distinguished member of
Democrats declare to be "the autocrat of the
House and the Government defaCto."
Stevens won a new laurel in this social. col
lision with the President of the United Sta
A man without money is a body without
soul=LA wailing death—n spectre that fright
ens_everybody. His countenance is sorrow
ful, and his conversation is languishing and
tedious. If he calls upon an acquaintance,
he never finds hiM hon3eand if lie opens :
`his - Month he is interrupted every moment,
so that he may not finish his discourse, which
it is fearraP will end with asking for money.
He is avoided like a person infected with
disease, and is regarded as an incumbrance
to the earth. Want wakes him in the morn
ing, and misery accompanies him to bed at
night. .The ladies discover that he is an I
awkward booby-Handlord believes ho lives
upon air, And if he wants .anything from a
tradesman he iS asked for.cash before de
—Rules for Dog Fighting. The Chicago
Republican devotes a column of "solid tinq7.
prier to a dog fight. Our space being lira
ited, we coppy but a singhipara4apii:
• Then McCloslcy and Jennings
through the important and somewhat peril
ous prodess of "tasting" their dogs. This
precautionary consists in getting down on
the knees and applying the. tongue to the
dog on the breast and betiveen the shoulders
in order,to convince the other side thatheis
,that no .poison- has been applied
externally for the purpose of injuring the.
other dog, if he should bite there. Each nitro
has the right to. require the other to "taste"
the dog•in any part that he may indicate.
A Now extravugance in Pols. 'A
froin Paris reports that'the fashionable wo
men. not contented with wearing crinobnes
tho springs ,of which are made of pure gold.
and silver, have now taken a fancy to boots
and shoes with the heels plated with the
samepreoious metals. These boots may bu
soon. in the shop Windows ofsome of the fuSh='
The' , best literary notice .sve have 80eil in
sOrno time is that 'Of ,the 12ockland
Gazette, which in announcing the-receyt of
a now book, speak6lthut.briell.,9... end, to the
point .4 , W,03111Vp received e. book, entitled
-‘;Alt:abellti,'n Tale of 'l'ende'rnois.'" The au
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.00xDuaroly.. - ..dut :Wes!„:.recentty GO-
GIGGdOd two tjelteisvfr.the Skan:lnse twine, but
thirtsVilirintistod - thorwereronerienthth:ther—,-
condnetor couldn't' eject one yithdut the
other he had telet thena pis%