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STATED Meetings on the 2nd and 4thWednes
days'of each. month. Also Masonic gather;
dpgs on - every Wednesday Eirening, for work
ii.nd practice, at their Hall in Coudersport.
D. C. LAMMED, W. 3.1..
. M. W. MeALAnNEY,ficey.
JOHN: S. MANN,
ATTORNEY .INIJ COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
COrlerspoft,,Pa., will attend the several
'iittourts in Pottevand M'Reau Counties. All
/business entrusted. in , his -care will receive
•Trompt. attention. Office corner of West
: - .and. Third. streets.
ARTHUR CT. O.I,3ISTED • .
'ATTORNEY •S: COUNSELLOR
Co.uiltwort,Xa., will attend to.all busines
•vutrusN4 - ... to his care, prC iliptueS :31 LI
E.lt:ity.gPflice on Soth-west comer of liain
d Fourth streets.
ISAAC BE SON:
ATTOUNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa.; will
.attedd 'to all business entrusted to. him, with
'care and promptness. Ofti4:on Second st.,
near the Alleuheurdiridge.
)7. W. KNOX,
ATTORNEY AT Coudersport, Pa., will
regularly attend the Courts in Potter and
the adjoining coutttras. •
0. T. ELLiSON,
PRACTICING - P\LIY - SICIALY., Coudersport, Pa.,
respectfully informs the citizens of the vil
lage and vicinity that he will promply re
spond to sa.talls for professional seryiees.
Office on c , !:tin st.. in building . formerly Oc
cupied by C. W. Ellis, Esq.
- C. S. &E.A. J ONES w _
DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICLNES, PAINTS
'Oils, Faiity Articles, StatiOnSery, Dry - Good:,
Gioceries, kc,, Mairst., COnderswort, Pa.
DEALER TiT D.RI7 GOODS i READY-MADE
Clothing, Crockery, Grocerios; Sc_, Main st.
DEALER 1n Dry-Goott s,Grocries, Provisions,
Hardwaxe, Queensware..,entlery, and all
Goods usually found in a .country :Store.—
Conifers. or Nov. 27, ISG1: ' .
con) ii t),
U. , psPoRT HOTEL,
D.. F. '1,.,-I.SSN't Iti , l, Proprietor. Cartier o=
Main and Seto
d Streets, Coudersport, Pot
. ter Co., ' •
A., Livery , table IS also kept in connect
tion kith this Hgtel. ' . - ,
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DEALER IN STOVES, TINS SHEET IRON
WARS,• Main.st., nearly opposite the Cdurt
Honse, Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet
Iron Ware made to order, in good style, on
•short notice. , '
WM, 11. ..J. C. M'AiiitNEY..
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HARRISBURG, PA., '
GENTS for. the Collection -of Clait
1 - 1. against the United States and State GOT
ernments, such as Pension, Bounty, Arreat3
of Pay &c. Addrese Bdx Narrisburg, Pa.
Pension Bounty and 'War C
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...I_•present , War who. are disabled by reaso
wounds received or disease contractracted
while in the service of the United States and'
'pensions, bdunty, and arrears of pay obtained
for, widows or heirs of arose who have died
or 'been killed While in service. All lettm of
inquiry promtly answered, and On receipt by
mail of a statement of the !ase of clainfanc
will fortard the necessary' papers fore their
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REFERENCES.-11011. ISAAC BENSON, lion. A.
G: OLusimn, J. S...LANN, Esq.. W. liNox,
Esq. / DAN BAKER,
• Claim Agent Couderliort Pa:
• June 8, '64.-ly
HOW/.RD ASSOCIATION, -
- PHILADELPHIA, PA.'
TOSEIASES of the Nervous, Seminal Min.
rrand se.yual.s3 stems—rien• and reliable
treatment—'in reports' of the HOWARD- AS7
SOGIATIO.N—seat by mail in sealed let er
envelopes, free of charge. - Address, Dr, T.
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THE ,BATTLE 01:11,F ILINGSTON'
T T: A nn; " -- t n 1 1 ior . p
BY .......... Or Co .v. v 4 "101ST ...SGT., -. . t
i I .
Oh, listen, while I tell l iyou boys,
i'l • Of Kingston's blod fight, .. ; 1
The deaf uing pears-111 e cannon's noise,
.Perhaps.you heard ttnd saw that sight.
;i'; • ' ' -
Wle niebthe fde infor4tS deep, '
Of pine and swamp and thickets,f ;
Our Union boys and:;Rebels-meet, ~. ' -
;And wia drive in their pickets.
I 1 ;
The morrt hq. dawned-the Sabbath day )
4 lf bat God lias made 13.11 a. blest; / /
For all his pelople 'WI th4ir way,/
" to that Ileavfoty ;land of rest.
1 • ; . -', / •
title a sullen foe before ~. 5 wait
A coming term is near,
And each one thinits oficoming• fate
very ,Apprbaching le f ar.
1 • 1
. • 1 ..
What's this coming downthe lane,'
such "a rattle 7
`Tis ourL'guns—you see the iron train,
Coming into battle. 1 •
And now they've passed our picket pos
And planted. alltheir guns
They've opened on: the rebel llost,
Along our line itruns. •
-, Bang, I bang! the Inigbty cannon roar,
•In awful thunder drbad, ' I 1
And through the trees the missiles ,or
The b r ranehes- o'er their heads. ' 1
• • .
And now our forces .marches down
And deploys oli; Other side,
They. now are on the battle ground
Where many comrades died.
They lieir our guns , they hear our shells,
That passes o'er their heads,
Oar ivheteabouts it surgy tells .
For them to huid thCir lead. • -
We met them in -a, swampy mire,
Where they/ivele all concealed,
To raise aad.pour a deadly fire
And drike'us from the field,
Oh, fearful 15 the rattle now
anus otr ev'i : y side,'
While blood is gos,hing from the brow,
, And wounds are opened wide.
At last the order'comes•to charge,
The glittering steel is Set, - n.
As heroes brave,'whose hearts are large )
Our; force and their's met.
Charge oa, u/y• bnYs, ontL.poloriel's shunt,
We'll surely make therri yield l
'And charging on they drOve them oat
And von the battle field.
The rout's complet - , the reh=ds run, „
The victory's tlO v complete,
With here and the .e a rebel gun
They left in Wei retreat,
T4y're trying to SS
tefore tbe bridgi
T. ?d4 reached the
To stoii the burl
Of Aar add 'pitch; al
And g,unt :titrOni
e fire's lint out,
but. some have
f.Six hundred fix , f
. i :WhOse litartsia
Otir fallen rontra
Oh. cornrades, we
Mlle lonely spot
Th 4 host of trait°
..-ks l long as Ufe, p
IThel g ravcs! m I
The heroes dust t,
Who fell the
..TLic 'following isuggestiems by an old
skater belonging t i o a New York Skatin ,,
Clu 3, will be found adapted to the season,
and we are sure Ca
wouldr, be read with, profit i
I I I
I advise beginners, in selecting
lates, to simmer= with ' siii. j ilttly
grooved runnerS, .as the 'smooth kind /I
thobgh best'adap ed for proficient skaters,'
are I someivhat dan ,, erous at first: They ,
1 ' I,'"
may Ibe readily janopted after tlik riidi- I
moots ja:e acquiWd, and, any cutter will
grind a pair of gr oved miners into flat
ones for 15 cts.l
il .t.. -stout boot; hould be worn, heed
high on the ankle, and, furnished with a
lied' capable of; admitting the hebl peg, if
required. The sole of, the skate should
be Of the same length as theshopjand all
EM#.eilduous stra4ing should be avoided
as it prevents , eiremlation,and the'benumb ,
Jed foUt May be ; lfrozen before the skaterj
is aware. \ .K. light stick or pole held in I
th l hand Will be I found'useful at first, bu?'
.th sooner ii \ ca', ,be dispensed With, the 1
be ter. j Chaos 'ice which has ' been j
slightly roughen d by skaters, 'and begin
fearfesslY but tie' in a hurry. Delibera•
Goa jwili ensure ce, but speed 'must be
attained by pra6 ice: j Keep the feet near.
I t togtheer; the an le' Of the right"foot firm,
the knee bent; nil too
slightly, throws g its ,ght on the for
j loot at st. . tibg. In Striking out,
thb left foot silo ldart at an angle of
6ddgrees from the center of the riiht,
1 which, in turn ; itai4st strike , oat from the
k . ~,
higetliey're passing o'er,
or the town,
ake the other shoili
ruing bridgain tima
in the flame: ,
we flank them there,
i tossed 4.he stream,
1: now rent the ait,
'to the scene.
!II in our hands,
e stepped in guilt
es in the hands,
u was split.
will ever mind,
s soon will find
meet them well.
, let tne
• I t•emeraber,
ere you will find [1 Su..
urteenth of December—
o Skat ers.
COUDERSPORT, POTTER. COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY JANUARY . 11, 1.865,
left a; the same angle in an oppisitedirec
tion. Each stroke should be slightly
curved, and as log as, mossible, as the
great aim in skating is, cdhile moving, to
b2lande the body on one foot at a time.—
Care inn'st be taken, to strike out evenly
'and equally with each foot, or a jerlt . ' , o'
and awkward motion will be acquired.
,/The arms should not be swung, but
gently. raised, alternately with the feet,
and even then as imperceptibly as pos
sible. Some of the best ')eters keep the 4 11,
arms folded' in front of the dy.
• We do not believe that any more direc
tions 'are necessary; for after the feat of
skating at all is aJcomplishe , the best
instructors in the world areismoo loco'
pair of good skates, and, the, attrctiodof
gravitatiod. , //
No exerciio can be more elightful, or,
if sensibly. indulged in, m reihealthful
thanekating, or better calcu atei to make
young America broad-chesta and Strong
leg”ed, and to turn to/teh-girf-phantom
of the day into•graeeful,?ro y and, well
developed womaZ It is t e abuse and
not the use of2tlie 'art which has served
to create a/prejudice agai st it in the
minds of o. many parents a d guardians.
Ist / Be careful net to ha e your skate
s;rs too long, for they_ a e apt to. slip
d u mu will
lneviabtly get under the ru ners, and tell
the ice one of those„ secrets of which we
were speaking./ .
2d. Dress warmly; Boys' clothes gen
erally,- afford ample' protection from the
cold"; but girls shou'ld never go upon the
ice without wearing Turkish or gymnas
ad. Never kneel lfor sit upon the ice,
especially when warmed by exorcise,
without useing a cushion or some , inter
vening substance by way of protection.
4tb. Keep your mouth closed as much
as possible while in motion; breathing
through thtose only. .
sth. Do n t sit down imnlediateyrafter
skating without haying•an l extra garment
tp throw about your shoulders.
6th. If you are'tO ride home,Aefore
starting walk about for a few moments,
after your skates are off. When the dis
tance is not, too great, howevbr, Walking
is alwayi preferable on such occasions to
7th: Dcrnot attempt to appear brave,
at the expense of common sense; by ven
turing upou . thin ice or near dangerous
or suspictous•lookiair boles. I. •
Bth, and lastly. cc nb not go skating at
all whenever, by so doing; yon neglect
any home or schdol duty ; for tliat is pen
ny wise and pound foolish!! in the happi
nese line; as you will one of these days
find out to your heartis content.
itaILL FOR 3'40t000 MEN
Whereas, by the act approved July 4th
1861, en titleAn act further to regulate )
and provide f or the enrolling and calling
' out the national forces, and for other pur- I
poses," it is pl:ovideci tha the President
of the United States may at his discretion
'at any time hereafter call for any number
of men as r irlunteers for the respctiv
terms of one,' two-or three years for mili
tary service, and that , in case the quota
or any part thereof, Of any town, township,
ward, of a city, precinct or election dis
trict, or of a county not so siibdivided f
shall not be filled within the space of fif
ty days after such call,:then the President
shall imedietely order a draft for one year
to fill such quotas or any part thereof
which may pe unfilled ; and whereas, by
the credits allowed in accordance with
I the act of Congress on the' call for five
handed thousand men, made July 18th
1864, the number of men to be obtained
under that call was seduced to 280,000 ;
and whereas, the opperatious of ;tic Cbollay
in certain States have rendered it iinprac.
finable to procure from theni their fUll:
'quotas of troortibinder the said call; and;
whereas,'from tlh foregoing causes but'[
250,000 men have Veen put ,eta the army,
I navy, and marine corps, In er said` I
of July,lBth 1864, leaVing deffeiency,l
on that call Of - 200,000 ; now, tborefore, II
Abraham Lincoln, President of ihe United'
States of America, in order to supply the '
aforesaid deficiency, and to provide for
casualitiei in the military and navy Soh
vice of the United States, I do issue this,
rw call, for, Three Hundred Thousand
Volunteers to servnfor one, two or .three I
years: The quotas of the States, districts
and sub•district,4 under this call will be
assigned by the War Department throul , h
the !Donau of the Provost Marshal Gen
eral of the United States, and ;in case
the quota or any part, thereof, of any
town, township, ward of a 'city, precinct
or election district, or of a county, not so
'subdivided, shall not be filled before the
' 15th driy of Februaiy, 1865, then a.draft'
shall be made will( such quota, or any
part thereof, of any town, township,. ward
of a city, precinct or election district, or
of a - county not so subdivided, shall not"
be 'filled before the 15th day of February, ,
11865, then a draft shall be made to fill
and/ quota, or any part , thereof under
this call, which may be unfilled ;on 04 'Ztasby ha's a Difficulty
15th day of February, 1865. uy His Flock. and Leaves
In testimony whereof I haVe lierewith ON2 TLin WING : Nov. 10. 1864.—The
set my band and caused these of the d 9 is last All is ore I Ef Freed=
United States to be'affixed. L. SO Done shreekt when Kosciusko fell, 'she must
at the City of Washington(this 19th dhy have bquawkt last Toosday nice ez she
of December in the- y9r of our, ord one beheld the innanymait corps uv the Dim
thousand eight , .hundred and sixty four, ekratic party which, fell. crushing Little
and of the Indep,nence of the United Mack, and the hopes uvsum hundred uv
States Qf America the eighty ninth, good Dimekrats who spected- to be par-
ABAAHAM LINCOLN. suaded by their friends in 2 aceeptin the
various oasis under the Guvment.
I am a lost and-ruined man.. My peple,
arn uv the troo Dimekratic stripe. They,
tiny faith in me. They =<a svo.4 bun
nth. I told em 'Mick-Lellan was certain
uv ihe elecskin, and that I bed ded=wood
on the',disposlik ov the cffisis in that seek
shun. It inatnejitly bekum a ezy matter
to horror munny. It wuz deliteful—wood
oh !wood that it coed hey bin perpetooal.
Brother Sal/left me 850 with the re
quest that'l wood speck a good word fer
him fer a ferriu inishin.
I asoomed a virchuslook and replied
that i never sold my infuence, but that I
alluz had a adinirashen for his massive
intellek and mennivirchocs. Bro. Guttle
lent me munny, wantin this, and Bro.
Sludge wantin that ; in breef, every indi : i
vijule uv em who lied a foarhed a inch hi
spected suthin. x" The returnscumini
Ohio—Linliin. f•Good ! Rah says I
with grate presence uv mind
"Why good ?" ansshusly asked the ex-1
pectants. I I
"I3ecuz, to carry Ohio, the abiEshinists
must here brot votes from Noe. York,
which will give us. that stet sheer."
"Good Lo ! rd ?" ansers I promptly, "the
Non York abilishinists must hey voted in
Ohio, and hey got home in tinie?again.—
But wait:for Pcnnsilwany," 4. "
Penitsilwany—Linkum I 1
"My friends, Cher wuz frawd-3lassi
ehusets solejers, at least 501000., must
hey voted there, Injeana will do it, how
ever 4 • -
IrijeanaLinknn I ,
"Not less than 40,000 Massichusetts
. sojers get vated there.. Illinois is safe tho.
. "49,000 Massiehu-:-1 -
- "Give me my munny !i' roared Savij,
and the same remark with variashans
wuz made bi Guttle, Sludge, and the rest
Tiatcyrand and Arnold.
One day Talleyrand arrived in laver
On / foot from. Paris. _.Tt thp
our of the French Revolution: Pursued
.by the blood-houns of the reign of terror,
. ft passage the
United States in a ship about to sail.—
Ile was 'a beggar and wanderer to a
strange land, to earn his daily bread,..by.
the sweat of his brow. ,
"Is there an American staving at your
house"' he asked o e . landlord of the
hotel; "I am • g across the water, and
would like etter to a pel-Son of kith-
Mace in. e New ! World."
T re is a gentleman' up-stairs, either
am America or Brittain ; but whether
from America or England, I cannot tell."
/Ile pointed the' way and Talleyiand,
who in his life was bishop, brince and
minister, ascended the stairs. A miser
able supplicant,'he stood before the strang
er's door, knocked and entered. In the
far corner of the dimly lighted room sat
a man of fifty years of age, his arms fold
ed 'and his head powed upon his breast.
I l l som a windo* directly opposite a flood
oflight . poured upon his forehead. His
eYes looked. from beneath' }the downcast
broWS and upon . Talleyrand's face with
peculiar and searching cipression. His
form vigorous. CCM with the snows of fif
ty winters, was clad in.a dark but distid•
guished costume.. Talleyrand advanced,
litated,that he- was a: fugitive, and with
the impression that the gentleman.wSi an
...tnerican', he solicited his, kind feeling
and offices. He poured forth his history
in chquent French and brOlten English.
"I am a wanderer and an exile.. lam
forced to fly to the New World without
friend or home. You are an . American:
Give me then, I beseech you, a letter of
yours, so that I may be able to earn my
bread: lam willing, to toil in .'anyman
ner • a life of labor would be a, paradise
to a career of luiury in Frabee, You *lll,
I please, give me a letter to; one of your
la look .
strange gentleman ) , rose. With'
hat Talleyrand ne er forgotae I
d toward the door of the` next
6r, his eyes looking still from he
lls darkened brow ;
I le spoke. s he,
d'' backward ; his , voice vas 'full
fining : ' 1
A the only marl of the New World
in raise his hand to God and sq, I
of a friend, not one, in America.. "
i rand neverforgot the overwhelm
ness of the look *iich ac9ompa•
1 o • .
iIo are you?"e cued as the strange
btreated to the nest room ; "your
,* name," he replidil, With a smiW
that liad time of mockery than joy ha , its
conclusive expression--"my nana4 is
1 Benedict, Arnold." , i,/
Tal eyrand sank 'in the chair, gasping
I the w rds; "Arnold the Traitor !"
Th s he wandered over / the earth ario
titer iain with,the wanderer's mark upon
his bow, and his sad' fate is likely to be
_oth / era of own day, who are
provi g traitorsto t
4111 P -- .- ? I heir native land.
A tomAN's DESERT.—Douglas saw
thc orm,gatheria on the, brow' of his
capri ions wife, and - clapping her to his
artlrd, hcd.'„ -- 1 1 ---- . I . !
"Are yon indeed changed, my 1 - -nlia,
. theit you have forgotten. :the. time whew
".s`'Ou used to declate'you would preferka
ideser. with you; Henry to a throne with
anotl er ?"._
I ' "No certainlyi„not changed, but tLI
I did not know what a desert was; or, at
I least, I had formed rather a different idea
'of it. '
' 4 .i . 'hat was your idea of a desert ?Do
tell n e love." r ; ' ' ,- •
" , ad fancied it a'beautiful.place,
'full ,f roses and myrtle, and smooth gr9en
; turf, land muimuring• rivulets, and thmigh
I very ( ' retired, not absolntefy out of the
worl , where one could I occasionally see
one's; friends And give parties, and be free
from lerying babies."
0 eat li
“Gently my frietds, sed i backin, cut
cv the door, "we hey bin defetid, but the
grate piincibel tbala white man is - tatter
than, a nit7.cier, fer which we- hey so` fang
fot,Lstill liNies. Let us sink all mitur
The miner considerashuns i ref red
wuz, however, uppermosLin tliar
Ter tha all went fe” meryellin like ~vrious Injuns, Give me mi munny,"
;thereupon retreted to the meetin house
lockin miseif la- Jim surrounded qswarin
NTli f en a itinocent bcy-i red a harrowin
tale nv a i ßooshun muther who wuz_ per
sood/hy;fran tic- wolves, and•who saved her
own life by droppin her children to em
wutibi wun. barel uv whisky
wiiz in mi.stucly—i 1:11Z saved
histed it out uv a windeu, and calmly
awaited results.; . Tha fl3cl;t, •aroundit—
tha took turns at the bung whole --in
wun short our tha trnistretelied helpfe.ss
on the pline-- I ded drunk. Then and there
isesined mi charge,, and borrered Bich
munny and. Watches ez the tingrateful
retches bed about em, 2 make 'up arrears
us: - salary and sigh; bid adoo can furcrer.
I shall go 2 Noo-Gersy.
llait Paster ttv the church tiv the 100
iinitezi Stated suiiicrute Ca
The appointment on December 6th of
',Mr. Chase as Chief Justic, completes the
organization of the Supremo Court of the
United Stastea. The Court is now com
posed of the ft,llo7, , ins• :
Salmon P. chase, of Ohio, Chief Jus
tice ; salary 86,500.,
Nathan Clifford, of Maine, Associate
justise; salary $6,000.
Samuel Nelson t of New York, Assoei
ate Justice ' • salary $6,000,
Robert 0. Grier, of PennsylvaniAs
sociate Justiee , salary $6,000.
James M. \N l :tyro, of Georgia, Associ
ate Justice; salary $6OOO.
David Da4is, of Illinois, Associate
Justice ; salary $6,600.
John Cartron ' of Tennessee, Associate
Justice ; salary 80,000. - -
Noah H. Sw,ayne, - of Ohio, Assockate
Justice; salary $6,000,
anatril Miller. of lowa, Associate
Justice; snl'ary $0)00 0 - -
Stephen J. Field, of ca-lifornia, Asso
ciate Justice ; •
lhe . Court ineetsi,on—tho first Monday
in pecember of each y4ar at washin c iton.
It is now in session.
seirA fellow contemplated sin utter
wonderment the mngnitudious dimen
sions of a bystaader's'feet, and in a tone
of astonishment said, as he surveyed the
man's propertions, VYou'd have been a
tali wan , if ley hado bent you. so &rug."
TERES.-$1.50 PER ANNIEN.
Tho Dead Letter °lnce.
The Postmaster General's report cons
tams some curiotts statisti:a relating to
this !branch Of the Department,
The whole number of dead letters re.
ceivsd daring the year, way over three'
and a half tuillions., an increase• of nearly
apillion over the preceding year.-
There were returned to the respecttVd
olners, 25,752 money letters; containing
514611. The number of letters containrn
ing papers of value, such as checks, drafts
bills of exchange, &e.;- was 12,436, and
the 'value of the enetnatira. ea - ,OlLy
694: the amount of money annually cent
astray is surprising, .
Lettort containing photographs, jewelth
&c., numbered 43,380. In may last,
large Dumber of packages, containing mis.
c'ellanecv articles, which had been aeon•
mulatirefor several years, were classi4e4
and sold at public \auction, the proceeds
amounting t 084,175 27.
' The dumb'er of what might be called
letter-writtr's blundersthat is, letters
misdirected, or without postage stamps—.
was 115,812. Tim misdirections alone,
which were so bad that the letters could
ncit be delivered, were 38,068. A large
- pumber.cf this last class were without any
address whatever, and in many instanced
ecintained mclosnres of value. -
'There were 4,256 letters v.ddrossed tO
fictitious persons or firms, evidently for
the purpose of condlietin'g some fraudulent
business, many of them containing remit•
tances. \ •
There were 41,015 dead letters written.
in foreign lan tages. The Postmaster
General remarks, - that during the first
year of the Rebellion; the number of let•
ters which passed between the United
States and Europ'ean countries decreased )
while at the same time the ratio of letterS
returned increased. Each 'subsequent .
year the correspondence has been inereas•
ing, while the ratio of dead letters return.
ed to Europe' has decreased.
The gross revenue derived from the
dead postage collected oh the letiers sent
out and delivered, amounteett\ 623,663.-
28, out of which were, paid, the. elerkd
employed in directing them:
A Selfish Brldegroona
A circle of gay young bachelors in St,
Louis, was thrown into cOnfuSion, lately,
by the desertion of one of their number,
who fella victim to the charms of a b'o l gii•
tiful and amiable . young lady. For some
cause best knoWn toltruself,the enamored
Benedict kept the matter a secret, and
without iniiting his bachelor 'friends to
the vredclinc , had the knot tied-in an rm•
ostedtattoy, manner, and started en a bri•
dal tonne) some pleasant villaffe in Illinois.
His friends, of course,heard of the wed.
ding the day after it occurred, and feeling
plighted,' to have revenge.-. 4
'When tlfe-happy man returned from his
tonr/h / e was taken aback by being waited
upon by a stranger, a detective, who pro!
duee.d.-an order far his arrest, on a charge
of disloyalty. Having at one time i enter•
tamed a sneaking sympathy for "out
Southern brothers," he was greatly troub
led: He was taken by the detectiveinfo a
darkened roona;wheie thetxamining board
was sitting, and Was surprised to see that
they all wore masks and dominoes.. ,
Ile asked why he was not allowed to see,
the faces of his jUdges, and was told that'
they were disguiged on account-of the dis•
eovery of spies and traitors in the Govern-,
ment service. He was then, accused of
having uttered such and suoh,sentiments,
in the presence of - certain of his friends,
rThose names were given, and as ho could
not deny what he bad said,he pleadgnilty
and threw himself upon the 'mercy of the
ourt—urged his youth Cud inexperience
—the fact of his vecent marriage—the re-
mote probability 'of his becoming a fa
Although Valletta appeal appeared
to soften the flinty hearts of the judges,
yet it pould' not tura aside the ponderous
hamm& of justice, and he was sentenced
to six Months imprisonment , in the Alton
prison} at hard labar with ball and, chain,
attached to his left lee. This was a ter
rible blow to email who had been married
but a few days, and the prisoner was
greatly affected. • •
After witnessing the misery of the con.
demned mln for a few moments, the
Junk judges threw off their masks, and
anpeafed before him as his uninvited wed
ding guests. They told him they had
taken this mode of punishing him for his
failure- to invite them to his wedding, and
he was so glad' to-find that the thing was
all a :joke, that he treated the party to
a champagne and.oyster supper,and prom.
ised that he would new get married
again without their presence.
"People may say; what they wilt
abent country air being so good for 'tun,"
said Mrs Ptrtington,•"and hon , they oat
fat on it for my p,att, I think it is owing
to viitles. Air •may do for camomtlea
and other reptiles that live on it. But I
know that men' ~must have something
more substentialleiV ' '