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inraelay advatice,.by ,
COBB' & .VAN GELIiER.
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'TEN. mitts of miltioN, OR L 668, MACE ONE ' SQUARE. - 1
Yo.3liirro. inn. i3lns 4 Ins.lB Njos.ll3 bloe.ii yelrll
Square, $l,OO $2,00152,40p,6,00
squares 2,00 .3,00 4 4 00 8,00
Halt C 01...., 10,00 15,001 17,001 22,00 /
Ora'l B , oo 2 8, 0 0 1 WOO! 40,00
ia.finstnoss Carib: it:Matra at the Mite • of Ono Dol•
la . a line per pear; but none for lass sum than MOO.
t yn_dpecjitl Valens; Fifteen Cents poi. lino; Editorial
r Local Notices, Twenty Cents per lino. " -
BUSINESS . DIREOTORY.
tV. D. TEItHEIPL
WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Wall Paper, Thorosone Lamps, Window Masi,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, ac., ho.
Corning, N. Y., Jan 1, 18(113.—ly. : '
NICUOLS & MITCHELL, -
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW.
Moe formerly occupied by James Lowrey, .Esq.
Wm A. •Nicaois. Jolla I. Itirrenet.V.
Wellsboro, Jaa. 1, 186 . 6-1 - •
WIALIAH H. SMITH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
Insurance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Maio
Street Wellsbnro, Pa., Jan.
S. P. Wxteox.
WILSON & NILES,
ATTORNEYS & 'COUNSELORS AT LAW,
(First door frog; pigeney's, on the Avenne)—
Will attend to business entrusted to their care
in the counties of Tioga abut potter.
Wellsboro, Jon. 1, 1860'
D. ANGELL & CO.,
MANUFACPTILEBS of, and Wholesale and Re
tail Dealer in Deers; Sash, and Blinds. Also
Planing and Turning done to order.
K.oxville, Tioga Co., Pa., Jan. 16. 1887—ly,*
GEORGE . WAGliikß,
XAILOR. Shop first door north of L. A-'. Sears's
'Shoe Shop. } n6r:Cut!ting, Fitting, and Repnir-i
lag done promptly and wall.
Wellsbero*Pa., Jan. 1,1868.—1 y.
JOHN' B. SIMILSPEARE;
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over John R.
Bolven'.a Store. ..,20112r` Cutting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in best style.
Wellehoro, Pa.. Jan. 1,18136—1 y
JOHN I: MITCHELL
i t GENT for the cUlloCtion of bounty, back pay
and penslons,due soidtcro fro`m the Govern
clout. OfFtoo with Nichols kind Mitchell,
boro, Pa. tn3o,
ATTORNEY AN / D COUNSELOR AT LAW,.
Notary POlie hnd Insurance Agent, Moss
, burg, Pa., over. Caldwell's Store.. _
IZAAK WALTON HOUSE,
Gainey, Tioga CountV,Va.
VERMILYEA & REXFORD, PROPII/ . 3. This is
a new.hotel located within easy access of the
be.A. fishing and hunting grounds. in North-
Lira Pennsylvania. No pains will be spared
Nr the stoeornmadation of pleasurg seekers and
The traAing7Tiblie. [Jan. I, 1866.]
AMARTAH - lI.A.ZrETT PIZOPItTETOR
pins popular hotel has been lately renovatnd and re.
L furnished, and no pains will be spared to ender its
acceptable to patronal
Welishoro, htay 9,1860,
PETROLEUI4 , IIOUSp,
WESTFIELD, PA., GEORGE CLOSE, Proprri-
°tor. A now Hotol conduated on the principle
of livonnd let Fliv,e„ - for 09. accaniurtintion of
tho public.—Nov. 14, I 9 e.= -Iy..
t • • • 1. C. STRANG. • • •",
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Any busineee entrust—
ed to hie °are will receive prompt attention.
Knoxville, Pa., Nov. 14, 1866.-11,
'GEO. W. RYON, i
ATTORNEY k COUNSELOR AT LAW, Law
renceville, Tioga Co.. Pa. Polarity, Pension,
-nrt In:nuance Agent. Colleetinns promptly
atternloel to. Office 2d door below Ford lieu a
Dec. 12, 1803-1 y
F.' WOLIN,. 1
Lv' An, 1
. • ;
Good :cabling , atcaolßand ,an: attentive ho
;•m- altvays in attenoanee. A f;
E. 8, FAIIR,I I. . . • . Proprietor.
Hairdresiiiu'g &.S vhigi
•ureen over Wineex Ba er. s Star ,
Into. Pa. Particular' attity ion paid t Ladies'
Shampooing,tDyeing, ete. Braids,
Pub, coils, und'essiobes on hand and macie.to or
- 11. NV. DORSEY
GOW) received on deposit°, for which certiti
cities will be issued, bearing intereert in gold.
W. 'MARK CO, liatiliers,
No 35 south Third street, Philo.
jl BACON, M. U., late of tho 2d Pa: Cavalry. after
nearly four years of army set vice, with a large
•Ape; tenet: in field and hospital practice, has opened an
edlo • for thalpractice of smolt:ins and surgery, in all
1!, haw:hes. .Persons from a distance can find good
ding at the Pennsylvania Hotel when desired.—
IS ill visit any part of the State in consultation, Or to
pert..rua surgical opal - 116)ns. No 4, Union Block, up
Wellsboro. Pa., May 2,1960.—1 y.
vEw PICTURE GALLERY.-
n:,a the plearture to infertu the eitizen Tioga
Lonnty that ha has coutpleted his
NEW EIT.VOGItAP II GALLERY,
ii on hand to-Jake:lol kinds o 4 Son Picturce,
meti as ti.tolmot.yptis;:Ferrotypes, Vaznettes, Cartes
de Visite, the Surprigo and Horekl Pictures • nl,O
particular attention -paid to copying and eniarg—
Pkture3. Instructionsgiv.eii in We Art tit
r.‘ , .;onablo tc.rtru. Elirrira St.. ,lithstield, Oct. 1,
B. SMITH,Tioga County,
NY 1" . -t , licenfied-,Age it, and Attorney
t , 3oidler= and tkcir, friends 11 rongheut all the
loyal States,) wiliproeeepyo and ,e'4llec t' with utt
:•OLDIERS' CLAIMS AND DUES
ell kinds. Also, , 4thor kind of claim
inyt the Gocernmetit, t,34rore any of the De
pirtmeuts or.ln Congr . e'ss. forme moderate, All
.:omtunnieatlotm vent-lo the . above address will re.
eire prompt attention. , a. Jan. 17, 15611.
C. N. ''t) AR T
Ar oULD say.to the puhlie that ho is porma-
Y neatly locatea c in Wcillsbore i (Office at his
resi.ionce, .near the Land Office and Episcopal
Orwell) where he/will continue to do all kinds of
-work confided to his care, guaranteeing complete
igisfaction where the eltill - oof the Dentist can
aV•til in the management of cases peculiar to the
'ailing. He scill - furnish
sot on any inriterini de ire i,
FILLING & EXTRACTING TEET,II, ,
Lttoodcd to 'on shortest notice, and done in the
bcst and 1:110ft approved style.
TEETH EXTRACTED'WITIIOUT PAIN
t tho the nee hf Ansestheties which nre per
fectly harmloss,ilnd will ho administered in every
Wellaboro, lan. 1,18(1571y •
Bounty and Pension Ae;-en(•)-
RAVING received definite in etruqinuu f n rep, r 4 to
.lylextru bounty ullowed by the eel eppreved
2-?. 1866, and loving on hand large booppi A li
''rotary blanks ,ce lire Prepared to peoseettie nil pen
la.^ end bounty claims whir), !Tilly be pieced in our
undo. Verona living nt a distance ciiii connnuniente
W ith "by letter, and their eolninunitiltiona will ha
• pronnoiy answetod. SMITH d :MAW.
tt 'cllslwro.Oetbber 24(1860.
.E. -D. •
OPERATES ;uccessftitiv tor Cataract, Stra•
bittoue, (creels cyc)T Removal of Tumors,
II 're Lip, Varjitove.Veine; Club. Feet, &c. ff
Particular attention paid to diseases of tbk. Nye
20,1 Generel Surgery.
Conseltationt office free.
Reference...given to operatlon4 recently per.'
Office hourefAn 12 M. to 3 P. M.
OtEce at his re... once, Maalaeld, Ting.% County,
Mardi 27, 1867-Iy.e
'h:§,' ''i': . •1: .'il g
[P. Q. VAN GILDER
John W. Gror
ATTORNEY 'AND, 00IINSE
rerurnedjo this coati,
making it his permanent resi t l
.i trusted- to his care mill. be
promptness and fidelity., .ofrk,
of E. S. Farr's hotel. "Tioga'
sopt, 2G.'6o.—tf. -
.TOLIN I. 3117CIIELL
WE.LI.. i SBORO
• (Cortser i Main,Strcet and
lIIHIS Is one of the most poi
1 the county. This Hotel 'I
Stage-house in Welleboro. St
as I follows : . .
For Tioga, at 10 I a. m. ; For '1
For Jersey Shore every Tuesd'a•
2 . p. m.; For Coudersport,' ev ,
Thursday at 2 p. in.
STAGES AERIE—From Tioga, at 121-2 o'clock
p. in.: From Troy, at 8 o'clock . in.: From Jer
sey Shore, Tuesday and Pride 11 a. in. From
Coudersport,' Monday and Thar day ..11 a.,m. .
N. B.—Jimmy Cowden, the ell-known hest
J. B. MILES
PATENT MEDICINES, Pu
Instruments and Musical I%
kinds, Fancy Goods of all kind:
i'hysicittn'a Preecrip.tions caic
'October 31, 1866.—em.
-E-. & 11. T. ANTHO
Manufacturers of Pliotogr
in addition to our main basin
Materials we are Ileadquarterii 15
Stereoscopes & Stereos
Of American anti Foreign Ct
GI-clips, Statuary, etc.
Stereoscopic Mims o
From negatives rondo In the var
forming a complete Photogi - aphlc
Adapted for either Magic Lantern 9
Our Cataloguu will 110 aunt to any
We manufacture more largely th
about 200 varieties from .50 cents
ALBUMS have the reputation of
beauty and durability to all others
Card Photographs of G.
mon, Aptorp. et •
Our, Catalogue embraces ever
different objects, including repro
celebrated Engravings, Paintings
lognes sent on receipt of stamp:
Pbotegraphe*s Lind others..crti
will please per cefit. of t
order. The prices and gmility ut
r. 1 1.9 the Farmers of
AM now bull•ling at lay man uf
auparhir • •
wLieli pUSRe3ti , 34 h.lrataagei,ter allot her
1. It leparateg oats, rat litter. .14 foul AP.,le. and
chess and c,v.kle, from wheat.
2. It cleans tlaz seed, talzes out yell( w iced, and all
other seeds, pettedly.
3; It deans timothy seed.
4. It does ill other separating r.
This mill is built of the best an
bor,-in good style.. and is eold • elt,
Lwili fit a patent efere, for a
wheat, to Other mills. on rckagoimbili
—Lawrenceville, October 10, ISCO—
SAVE YOUR GAEENB
Nast & Auer
• CHEAP CASH S
B LOBS WAG . PA
Where you can always find
DOMESTIC A: FANCY
Manufactured under their i,ccn
In their merchant tailoring can't)
competition ; having the best utile
and an mcperienced tutter,Mr: IT.
E. R. KIMB
GROCERY AND RE
Ono doo - r above the Mt.
public that he has n de.l
cerics, comprising, Teas, ColFe
Molasses, Syrups, and all that
class stool. Oysters in every
I, V.elltdmro, Jan. 2, 1887-tf
WOULD announce to thee'
ro andsurrounding con
opened n shop on the corner of
ton streets, for the purpose of
CABINET FURL I
\ 111;;PAIRING AND TU
to . order. COPFM of all. it' /
shod notice. All WOrtc done
AA LL persons'interot6l II
practical machinery into
regoeited to invoAigate the me
7 - VP, ERSO.V'S Hit P
.Thia loom Will do all kinitA
it %rill %soave jeans, blanket.
not. icersyy. flannel. seamless s
blankets., ally kind c.f cot
elntil ft Irea.l,, the trc:adles:t
lots dtl the neb, and takes up th
the upper :died ar• the batten e
thrts up the filling after the
kili Letter eloth and 1.01er.:41
mode ii; ahr tither way '''
• }amnia math: to older and n arra Med. Apply
”t the , b , l '. , n Writer - Sir fi•ign " - Loom
Fant,,Ty." LEW S. Ii'ETMORE,
welisi , or., March 20. 1807-11
Lqc ! MUSIC —the Ttas.a Cornet Band
Njl: 3 E4 now An ..nod blowing order and prepared
to tarnish. goott:iltutle I , u ; nll beentaolis for a rera
4onalde emnp , nintion,
All eanimunientione l=lieitld he addressed to
the Leader and":4ecretary ut Tioga, Pa. •
F. 11. ADAMS; Lender.
T. A. WICKHAM, See'y. • " s •
April 3 , 1567—tits.
MO' PARENTS "-Nothing is
n . f - a good Medicine for t“
Now Cu bare it L. the Cotn't
lloorhounti is just the tl}iog
Puree not merely the, ooitglt
Sold at Roy's Drug &ore nt".2i
'RICH Bohomian Glafis Va
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• : $3. (..). • V4l /4:.‘,1
QR ., itT s - LAW:
y with• a view of
i ence, solicits a
II business en
ttended. ,to with
e 24. door 'voiath .
Levi, Co.; 'A.
t e Avenue.)
YELLS OU9 , P
B.- If. IibLIDAY;II:
BOOKS . AND STATI
orchandie of all
Y & CQ.,
8 of photographic
the following, el: :
opic ViOurs •
us oauipaigos and
tistoiy of the great
lor the Stereoscope.
uddreßs - on receipt
141T1 any other 136118 e,
to c6;O cacti. On
110 n hupet ior io
luctiont. of Um moat
tatteg, etz- CAM-
Ziagi d' 0 '
ring g 9 , 41)
o itmount•With their
~ur *gouda CRIMIIt
ctory, In Lan reoca
quired of a min
lmoat durablo Chu
ap for cash, or pro
p*i:zting oats from
eg to the tending
able stnek of Oro
es. Spiee:l, Suffnrs,
?onptituges n first
qtyle nt nil sea-
JOIN SU I
tize v as of %Veils-ho
ary, that he. has
Water and Craf
f: hand weaving.
pkin cloth , end
ick, double width
toti,.nronl or flax
, trove the Amite,
e cloth. It melon
me*.. lit made, Mia.
'ago n can be
en often Wanted
; oolds of children.
+(mud - Balsam. of
er children, for. it
nit the cold Ohm;
cents rer bottlO.
t i.,;.. :,1 a ,14. ti
yo - AN Pl.. CLASS
sro OK OF
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS,
TEAS OP ALL lICINDS, COFFEE, SU
GAR,.MOLASSES, SYRUPS, SALT,
I SPICES, DRIED FRUIT,.P.IGS,
CANNED FRUITS, PRUNES,
PORK, FLOUR, MA EREL, WHITE
FISH, CORN M AL, BUCK
Ines leave daily
Troy, at 5 a, al.;
and Friday at
NAILS, AXES, TABLE AND POCKET
CUTLERY, SHOVELS, SPADES,
• HOES, FORKS, •
Crockery, Tars, Jugs, Lamps and l i Chitnneys,
- Lanterns, Wooden-Mare. of rT kinds,
Bedcords, Rope, Brc,ooms, Brushes of all
Kinds ; Plug ce Fine Cut Tobacco,
Segars; also -a large variety of
Iu regard to the sale of these goods I baVe a
word to say, in strict confidence, olcourser. These
goods were purchased for cash and will be sold
for cash at prices whieh will make it an object
for housekeepers to- purchasb. I mean to do a
square and fair trading business. Call Mid see
me—at the J. D. Jones' stand.
• L. A. OARDNER
Wellaboro, Doe. 12, 1866—tf
FARMERS' EXCII ANG:E.
C. - G. VAN: VALKEBIBURG Sr, BRO.
TT ' WING purchased the Storo lately occit
-11-I.,pied by IVilliam Townsend, are reedy' to
suppix oust iners with
PORK, HAMS, SIIOULDFRS, WHITE
FISH MACKEREL, CODFISH,•
. SMOKED HALIBUT,
FLOUR, .CORN MEAL, BUCKWHEAT
REAV Y OROF_ERIES,
FARMER & OTg.VRS
Will find it to the'ir advantake to call and look at
our Stock before Purchasing elsewhere.
MAIN STREET, IVEELSI?ORO, PENN'A
Feb. 27, 1867-I£.
N •A T
Popular Dry Goods Trade !
ibach 9 s
T HE Subscriber is now receiving' big
he beat assorted
PRY . GOODS,
Among which will ho found many Cl the most
popular Styles of
ZEillaS ( e; Pal:Pgp
SHA I NVLS, CLOAKINGS & SACKINGS,
lehment they defy
= of Now York olty,
Also, a full.lino of
PRINTS,' GINGLIAMS. GROWN AND
BLEACIPD MUSLIN& TICKING&
DEN.IMS, STRIPE -.SHIRT
ING& TABLE LINENS,
BROWN B G' BIrEAC(ED,
NAPKINS. TOWEIANGS: LACE AND
-- —— • .., ,71.
TAININGS, gM BO SSE D l -*ll%,
PRINTED I TABLE AN,il:i
-I PIANO SPREADS, e''.j''.;. ),
ROSIER Y; , , .910 TzEN44pc: ..
-..,%,.,.., ... i v . ~ „;..,...,.
Special atteptkoit , ,ircitUti444l 8;. , T . k,t' _
CLOTHING .:f.- . "04141:t0.2040. , :, %p..E
i; • - -;--; 4-EVACONV .---.•:,..,_.,... ------ ------- ,?). , , ' tl ' , : ,'
Whoro a poi*.iltii.gatitOteedcteAktkit',?
,of Alt t ti'4lll!o luttr on ngit is 14itipesilfulty
solialted.;:? . ?ill 1 5;;;,';, - ;:...rgobtA0 Ailt.D, If,.
Nll' . :Or DONE
lubptly :find war-
' 'BENJAMIN SEELEY, shoe
• : maker, over Jerome Smith's store
fii~ a ilte on Main Street, would just say to
the Shoeless and Bootless—that is,
that portion of thorn who have the
dudadA to change their , condition—that' ho is
now: prepared to mantifitetn`ret 1 coai•Se gentle
men's fin el Boots, or fine gentlemen's coarse Boots
in as bungling n manner, and at up:tit:ar rates as
'any other establishment this side( 01-qtrhitney's
Corners Anything in the line oft - Sheetaaking
or Oobblin,g will be admirably bbtCll6o on the
shortest notice. Don't canmine/ruif. , Vork ;it
ron't bear inspectioni-A t ut•!gintrAolitiA." Re
member the place, neat door---ie;f r itiiiitspeare's
Nov. 14, 1860.—tft4. - _
• Of all the tr_44,4
The eobtrlkielittKittlifulldfitf4: : „'
He's like tinittla,•proitxill
Who ev ery' day, is merAtfr';-
, The soles'prultlid
He's ever torftdtul of his finsk:; s
And to bralatiClHßT , 4l4ra.,:: •
e ibtrodu'etiob of
our ,country, nro
- - -
.CIENBR AL POLI&Y AQENTS for the lead
iTigjiteei: Comp:into . ittibe United •Statee;
also Ji.;•entl3: for tbo . Lyeotielug 'bounty Mutual,
Columbia 'Mutual, and Farmers', Mutual Insu
rance Companies. .
- -Non-Ttazardaus, ItazarAoui. and E N ,tra-llaz.
aedpus Risks taken atreasonalle rates. • Policies
I&lded, a:int all Losses adjusted at our °Alec.
pa.,,Eel). 29, ,1867.-tf.
AM ER WAN WATCHiS — in' Hunting Sliver
Cases frbm $27.60 up at FOLEY'S.
• 4iikte",tic,xx of ICo33,cmigl3. : .ccf;i; '71517-i8c141.232.-99
IVIIOLESALE AND RETAIL
and at reneounble
Remember the place,
TOWNSEND'S -OLD STAND,
SPRINCI ST OC K
at prices that are worthy of attention
WELLSBORO „T.TX.E.' . 5 :18.67..
A SNAKE -IN' 'f}/13 GRASS. '1
Come, listen awhile to me, my lad,
Come, listen to :OA spell!
Let that'terrible drum,
Font► moment b© dumb,
For your uncle is'going to tell'
, What befell
A youth that loved liquor too well.
A clever young - man was he, my lad,
And with beauty uncommonly blessed,
' Ere with beauty and wine,
lie began to &Cline,
And believed like a persoapossessed.
The temperance plan is the beet.
One evening he went to the tavern, my b 4 44,
He went to the tavern ono night,
And drinking too much •
Rum, brandy, and - suCE Pr-
The chap gc,t. excedingly "tight,':
And was quite
• [What your aunt would entitle a '
The fellow fell into'a snooze, my lad,
'Tis a horrible slumber he take—,
He trembles viith fenr,'`
And acts very queer;
My eyes !boat he shivers and shakes
. , When he Wakes,
And raves about great horrid snakes ! ,
'Tis a warning to you and me, my
A particUlar caution'to all--
Though no one can see
The viper but he- 41
To hear the poor lunatic howl,
"How they crawl
All over the &ir and the wall!" ,
The next morning be took to hi.s bed, my lad,
Next morning ho took to bis bed.
And he never got up
To dine or to sup,
Though properly physielted and bled ;
Next day, the poor fellow. was dead.
You ha&•o heard of the snake in the grass, my
CPI the viper concealed in the grass)
13tit now yon must know
Man's deadliest foe
/3 a snake of a different class!
'Tis ,the viper that lurks in the glass
Early in the morning of the fifteenth
of April, information reached the French
- police that the Baroness de C-- I —, wati
lying dead in her bed, strangled With a
piece of rlbbdn. She had been married,
as a Widowi,to.Baron de C- r-----, and was
about twenty-eight . years old, ve . •t
-ty, of engaging manners, and both he
'and her husband were known fa and
wide for lavish hoSpitality.
Three weeks before- the: murder' the
Baron set out for. Russia, where it was
'said that he inherited some property
from a relative.. During the absean...
her "husband. thA Barouess--kinit; very
much at home, with Ernestine Lamont,
a beautiful girl of the mist innocent and
-simple manners, who had been educa
ted and protected by her. On the night
:before the murder the Baroness went to
'the Opera. Ernestine, who was not
very well, did not accompany. her;
neither (lid she sit up for her, as the
Baroness had a private key, and did not
wish the young lady. t :to be disturbed.
It was the custom that when the Raro=
ness, on awaking in the morning, rang
her bell, Ernestine went first to her
bedroom. When, on the morning after
the Murder, no bell was heard to ring,
the servants wondered, and at last one
of them went up to-Ernestine's room - to.
ask the cause. It was empty. Think
ing that she was gone,. as usual, to the
Baroness' bedroom, the Servant went
thither. There the shutters were still
closed, and the night-lamp burning on
a little iable by the bedside. On the
floor lay the lifeless2body of Ernestine.
The.; girl 'new screamed -for help; the
other servants hurried up stairs, and - _ •
opening the shutters it was seen that
the Baroness lay dead, evidently strang
led with a piece of ribbon, whiCh was
at once recognized as belonging to Er
nestine, who was lying in a swoon on
the floor.-. i -,- •.- ',• '.: - ' •".
On coming - to - he - lie - 1f ft Was naturally
supposed that she would ho able to
throw same light on the matter, but, to
the surprise of all, she showed a nervous
hesitation hardly to be reconciled with
innocence. On further examination it
wps found that the secretaire stood wide
open , r and thatle quantity of papland
other articles Were' lying about i con
fusion, as if the contents of each raw
er had been hastily turned inside out.
By this time the police bad arrived.—
With scarcely a moment's hesitation
they pronounced that one of the in
-1 mates of the house must either have
conirnitted.the crime or at least been an.
accomplicelfilt. Evidently, also, there
bad been robbery added to murder; and,
therefore, it was thought right to seareW
the boxes of each member of the house
hold. The servants were all willing ;
but when it came to Ernestine's turn
to deliver. up her keys, the young la
dy showed a strange unwillingness to
do so. Of course the police persisted,
and in a very little time discovered a
large sum of money and several jewels
. belonging to the murdered lady secret
ed at the bottom of her box.
` How does mademoiselle account for
this money ?'
.was the first question put
to her. .
' I do not know—l—cannot tell—pray
do not ask me," was the -hesitating
The suspiciOns already attached : to
her were now considerably= Strength
eried,,and. the, police only discharged
their duty in arresting her. The case
was tried, and Ernestine Lamont found
A, young lawyer , named Bernard,
whose knowledge ..of Ernestine's pre
vious character mad6-it;very hard for
him% to believe her' guilty, resolved to
see her. .After some little difficulty,
permission was granted him to visit the
condemned prision. But if he went
thither with any faith in her innocence
he left the prison without doubt of her
guilt. Her answers to big questions
were evasive and unsatisfactory.
On reaching home late — that evening
he found a note lying on his table. It
, as from Ernestine, and ran as Mows :
Dig PEAT?: Fig feel that I
owe you at least souse explanation of
niyist4Lnge conduct, and will therefore
put , yo t in possessiOn of the facts of the'
case. It is only forestalling my inten
tion. This would have been delivered
tnyou after my death. •
' You are aware of the circumstances
which made me regard the Baroness as
a mother. You are aware, ten, of her
tusband's fatal propensity for the gam
bling-table, a passion which in .course
of time led to an estrangenient between
them'. The Baroness was very beautiful
and still fen ng,axid failin4 to find that
love and affection which she had hoped
her hMaband • Would show her, formed
an unfortunate intrigue. I was horror
BY .7 . 011 N O. SAXE.
A TRUE BILL.
attack When she infOrm'ed rae; Of' thia';'
but it Y Waniit for me to hlturie,her, 'As
ntighthe expeetedi'ne gOodeeuld'poSsl
bly result • from - this 'attaelament Her
lover, proved unworthy • :Of her 'eolah;
deneeil `And , succeeded,"'Whether by
thretits'.nr by meriaaes.:l knout riot; in
obtaining' from her , hirge. Slims 'of Mon:,
ey: 'lt was but a'few days before her
death that she confided this to Me; 'and.
at the same time begged:me - to, taa6 care
of her je;Wels and money' for her' .in;nly
box, at; 'l3he dieadedleast her'sardidloy
shotild; 'obtain possession 'of then.—
The liaSt night I saw her alive was on
the night she' vent to':theAopera. At
what hour ; stie retifrne&l know ,not, for
she tilways - 114d, 4 private - key with 120:
1 11fe'rgft yon know. - "
'de:4r friend, you will, uncler .
shindlnyteluctance to have any; 'bexeS
s' relied, and - my evasive anSWerd, as ;to
thelniiMeY and jewels found in them'.
' Had I told the truth - shbuld- I have
:.been believed? Nor And 'hOW - 'could I
.say anything that', would die Onor - the
good name of one who has een more
than a mother:to me? Beside do , not
know, even the name of tier seret lover,
and I had never,seen him; ;' it is bet
ter as it is, I'am ready,' to die, .34',y
cret;to all save you; With /ii 6.
That' you believe in my Innocence is:
the only comfort I laye left me.. ' Your
unhappy friend, , ERNESTIXE."
' Thank God! , inurnaurid„the .young,
man, pressing,' the paper Ws, lips.—
' Henceforth, I will devote my life, to
prove your, innocence to the • world.—
God grant it may not yet be too late V .•
Late,though it was, Bernard at once
repatied to the prefect's house audafter
somedifficulty procured 9 sion.! The
prefeet fortunately; happened -to be,.an
old friend of. Bernard's father, and .it
was because of this, that tbewounk man
was admitted at se'late'an hour. •
" But, my good Triend;"-said the 'old
man, after patiently listening to =all he
had to say, 'believe zne, , it is a useless
task ;,there-iS:no doubt that the-young
woman is guilty either, itS principal or
accomplice:: , Stilt, as. eyOti . so earneStly .
wish It, you Shall -be lierniitted. to search'
the apartments of the , - murdered , lady. l :-:
And now good-night,"• he added'with
smile," and let me hear the result of
your investigations." ' • ~:.
Eatiy • the next morning Berniird,
accompanied by 'o,.' - gendarrne, repaired
to tiy.- baroness's• , holiSe. , Everything
lay exactly as -it had been left on the fa
tal morning . , for the house had•-been
and was still in the Custody of the po-'
lice. Not a , drawer-nor a cupboard es
caped Bernard's notice. • There was no.
violence visible on the i windows, as if
forcible admission had been gained
from: outside, • Nothing, in , ' fact, pre- ,
seated itself 'which gave the . slightest
clue - to themystery. • •
The search had now occupied several
hours, and,Bernard felt, _that it was use--
less to remain there anY , lengei.
a sail'. and heavy heart, therefore, lie
Proceeded' to leave the apartinent. , Biat
in passing ,Piit into the entry, which
•was quite dark; his foot struck against
something, On:, taking. up, be
fotind,to be a'hat.''Thinli.ing it belonged
to the 'bareti; • he:.witS abent to., hang
up ' With the °there on ,the •peg, froM
whiehlie supposed:if .
" - r,rhiit, hat; monsieur, if. you; „please ;.
I ilo.not remember tp.have seen
fore.', Straiiige,", remarked, the.'gen 7
darinsaats coniparedjhehat4 ques
ion-_wittr-the. Otets,;that hung tin in
hentry; - tt :us -
ent shape to theta 1,. . . •
• "Let me havelt, , iny:good friend ;
will show it to the'prlsoner, If it should ti
chance to belong to this secret loVer of
the murdered lady I" - thought -
to himself, as he hurriedly drove fp the
-Ernestine was anxiously expecting to
see her friend, for he hatl. promised to
visit her that day again;. and she wish
ed to learn from-his Own lips .whether
he still believed in her innocence.
" Do you know, th,is hat; Ernestine ?",
said Bernard,• on entering into the dell.
"That hat--good Ileavensi=it is' the
very bat which ,the, ,baron had on the
night he left Paris,". said Ernestine, in
an excited manner. „ ,;-; •.
l' Impossible l- I we compared it • with
the other hats—and this is much larger.
I believed it belonged to the baroness's
lover"— . , .
"No-no-a thousand tines , no, it - is
the-baron's, hobeught it Qhe very - day
he left. It was too large 'or him, and
he asked me to put some wadding under
the lining for him, see, if it benot there!'
" But, Erneatine,•it must be fancy on
your part—this hat :never 'belonged, to
the baron ! But—stay—you are right,"
added Bernard, as, on turning .up : the
lining, the wadding' fell nut, and with
it a piece of paper - which had been used
to add a little to its thickness. - It was a
bill written by the landlord of 'a :hotel
at Strasburg, made out. in the baron's.
name, for a week's board and lodging.
It was dated April 7 . just fourteen days
after his departure from Paris; ' ' - I, ‘ , '
Ernestine and Bernard:-looked - .at
each other for a few moments in silence,
as strange thoughts passed through the
mind of each.' ! . ' • -
That it was the baron's hat was now
proved—but how did it , come Ithere?
Had he returned to 'ParissecretlY before
the murder? Was he the murderer ? ,
Ernestine turned deadly paled
" Don't you suppose that- the. baron"
"is the murderer ?" . added Bernard,
finishing the sentence. "Yes! I
But I will go at once tcf the prefect."
For the first gine since her condem
nation, a•faint ray of hope was kindled
in Ernestine's 'heart. The sight of
Bernard, her old friend in happier days,
had indeed ecited a wish to live in her
" ow thankful lam I did not say
anythtag,at the tristl.e The . good. God
will protect me!"
Bernard now left.the prison mid:has
tened to the house of the perfect.
" Well! and -what .did:' you find?"
asked the old man, mailing sadly at his
young friend, who rushedinto the room
without waiting to be announced.;
'\ Be good enough to- examiturthis heti'
said Bernard,. as he handed it to him,
and reesfunted to him. the manner. in
which lie had found it, and what Ernes
tine had subsequently told him. • .
' Her husband I—he the murderer!
Yes, it is plain—and we have been ac
cusing an innocent' girl!" ejaculated
the prefect, carefully examining the
hat; "but leave me now; I must think
it over. But let me urge secrecy on
you, and depend on me." '
Early the nest morning Bernard was
again sent for to the prefect's house.
" I have carefully gone over the whole
evidence since I saw you," he said,
"and; it certainly seems - there is a very
strong suspicion against the baron. I
haNii eauged inquiries I to be made, and
hus7.4 ascertained that the baron was a
co )firmed gambler, and that his journ
ey to Petersbur was probably only a
ruse to Avoid rrest. It is a terrible
case, and welust proceed very cau
tiously. .The b on stands very high in
the publlq estee , and it seems ineredP
ble that he coul have committed •this
horrible crime. Still-that—hat and the
bill of the landlord, made out hi his
own name, prove at least that he must
have returned to Paris.' ' Why should he
return ? What was .thel motive? How
ever, I have dispatched an agent of the
secret police to Strasburg to , track , his
steps from that place. Wheq. , I heAr
anything I will send for you."
. On arriving at Strasburg the polled
agent 'tit once'repaired to -
:Rouge. • The landlord perf tly reniem:
bered the baron's having s yed at hid
hotel for a week, and having their gone,
Whither he could not say. The porter,
however, remembered whete 'his lug
gage was,taken. • It was to a - house out
side the city, on the road to Severne,
where a hiied carriage was in readiness.
He int the carriage - and •Iroveofr.
Btit as the dyer was au aequain ante
of the port r's, It was no difficult n atter
to find hith. He remembered th job
perfectly,. but averred that the_ &reit e-
Man's name was Thionvillb. He, 14 , 1.-
haps, should not have , aid much at 6
tion to this fart had he not had a sitter
living' at Severne as chanibermai - in
the same 'hotel to which he drove his
fare. Qn inquiry at Severne the agent
found that a Monsieut7 Thionville had
arrived at the hotel as stated, and that
he had remained there 'four 'days, tin=
ring the greater 'part of which lie had
kept indoors from indisposition.
The description the landlord gave of
his person and luggage left no doubt on
the agent's Mind that he was , on the
right track. Bufnothing further - could
be learned. Still, one important eir-•
eunistange had - been proved-namely,
that, instead of proceeding on his joun
ney to Russia, he had turned back on
the road to Paris under an ' assumed
The only thing that now remained to .
be 'dope was [g put an advertisement in
the French ail German papers inviting
the husband of the -murdered lady to
repah) to Paris, in order to claim the
propet\ty of his deceased wife. For, it
was argued, If he had 'murdered her for
the sake of getting possession of her
money, it wits, very probable that he
would thke the balt„now held out. Nei
ther: did this surmise prove to be in
Two• months or, thereabouts had
elapsed, and the police were beginning
to despahJ of getting further tidings of
the , baron; When a gentleman attired in
deep, mourning, and 'apparently bowed
-down. with grief, presented himself at
the''bitreati of the police. "He had,'"
lie said, " by chance, seen the. fearful
tidings of his wife's murder in a paper
at St. Petersburg, and had hastened
back to Paris.as quickly as he . could.—
The shock, however, it had caused him
had brought on a -severe attack-of ill
ness, from which he had only just re
covered. Otherwise he sire U- d have re
turned to Paris some weeks ooner.
Acting in obedience - to tl e orders of
his chief, the agent referred the baron
to a comptoir, where he w uld be fur
nished with the register, of - the death
and burial of his wife.;
kOn entering the room the
politely invited to take a sea
necessary papers were being
After the lapse of a qu
hour an official - entered the
requested the baron-tp aceo
.to another COMptoir,Vihere
nuty,-.lte found ,himself sub
But, Monsier le Baron
left home, on 3),lsireh 2.5, whit
travel?" asked the-chief, a
,"I" 'traveled through U
fór St. Petersburg."
,"•Gocid ! But which w
town, at which you stayed
"'Quite true !" 'said his q
.ferrtag to some paperS. "
_you arrive there?"
<>mat 1./...0 L(.71.44. - •
"Tea!' and how long
" Let me see—yes ! it wi
and half the next day,"
baron, with .a little hesija
manner. - ,
"And where did you
next ?" resumed the officer.
After some reflection thi
swered that he hadgone to
"Indeed!" answered' the
sing' his .eyes and direct!
glande toward the baron.
fort,! I think you are misi
say yen arrh7ed Strasburg
Where you remOned at ln
thelollowing day..._ But the
the 'Alaison Rouge says that y
ed at his' house till April 7.
'you account' for that, Mo
" Was ,I there a week? Y
think of it, you are quite r
sieur; for I met several fri.
who persuaded me I to len
stay.!' . •
You also state that you
to Frankfort. But, if Mons!
!roll 'reflects, he will remem
Weut; to Severne in a close e
:" Yes • but that was only
mid had nothing tO do witl'
ney," was the ready answ
may I ask, Monsieur, . why
" Excuse me, Mousier le I
are here to answer, ,questlons
them. Suffice it to say, it i•
der such circumstances.
'to attend. - You said jug -
Only a day's trip, I think.
you came to stay four ,days a
"I had only intended_ to
_atSeyerne, but was tak r
My stay a the hotel."
" "Was that why Monsieu
Changed hiS co
'Changed my name '; iii
be in error."
"Not at all. YOu took t
ThiOnyille, for some reason
to . yourself. But as you §e !
forgotten this eireignstane ,
have the goodness to tell us
wen t,on` leaving Severne ?"
"I eturned to Strasburg?
"Pardon ine, igOtisloUr id
allow me to refresh your n
wept, or, pretended to go, t'
house iu the
not Paris ,the-goal of your jo
'did's . ott nod arrive here,abou
'/X have submitted to these '
I mestions quite long enough
right you presume to intern
the.manner you havt) don
know. . Rest assured I shall
matter to the Minister of the
wish you a.very good-morr
the baron turned himself ro
"Not so fast, Monsieur._
yet - done with you,"
°Meer, without noticing lb(
ion. "I repeat—you arriv
about the lbtb, and you w
wife's bedroom on the nigh
At these words the baro
his feet, his face disttirtedwi
,pf fear and passion.
"Calm yourself, Monsieu
have not finished with yo
you then explainiif you w:
bedroom of your wife 011 , t
question—which you wil
was the very flight on wh
murdered—hoW it, was th
wag found in the passage?
these words he handed
All eyes were bent upo I
baron turned dea D dly pale,
ed speechless .fora consid
At last he stammered fortl
•1 It is not my hat. I [RAI
one before---I had one like'
• :"Not this?" exclaimed t
'questioner. "Monsieur le
have been followed step ix
the day you quitted Paris
‘rter or an
to his dis
itted to a
.hdr did you
's the first
I in what day
'did you re-.
s one night
ion in his
g a steady
F cen. You
euT le 13a
ler that ht
dayV•tri p ,
I all those
not to ask
ow it was
ow , was it
a illduni ug
e name of
Ira ,ro have
will . you
I, But was
April l r 9) '
I do not
• Poliee:' ,
I nd to leave
d in Paris
re in your
of the 15th
h the pangEi
le Ba i ron, I
I reliot i ti the
to _night: in
,oh ann was
er saw this
k r step from
'to the day
.f; , ."......, z..“.
you returned. If this bat be not yours,
then have the goodness to tell me) - how
your bill ipeurred at , the Masson
Rouge, StrasbOrg, found its way - under- ,
neath the lining?, Please to look for
"Hotel bill Vl gasped the baron, as he
struck his forehead with his clenched
"Yes! wretched man. f3y‘:that 1 the
piece of paper, Providence has disclosed
your crime, and has prevented an in
nocent girl from dying a felon's death.
Confess that you entered - your wife's
bedroom and committed the diabolical
deed for which you wculd have iillowed
another to suffer."
Taut such a confession was .31ever
-- - ,
That night'Baron de C was safe-'
Jy shut up in prison till his trial should
take place. All Paris rang with .the
news that the real murderer of the bar
oness had been discovered, Mid that he
was no other than her own husband.
But that night the prisoner escaped.
On entering the, cell on the following
morning,, he was found lying stretched
Out on his couch, cold and stiff. It wa6
supposed 'that, living a lawless 'life, he
had been in the habit of carrying pois
on about him.
•Years have• elapsed since the above
events took place. Monsieur Bernard
soon became one of the most celebrated
ornaments of the French bar, and his
wife, now Ernestine Lamont, noted
not only for the brilliancy of her balls
and dinners, but for the affability oilier
manner and the courteousness of hei
disposition. Of the story of the murder
nobody knows more than he is here
A HEART OF Gall.
i, l • ~ es; said Dr. Hall, "in i ilitary life
makes a man cold and hard. I have
seen those who in private life seemed
all gentleness and warmth, change,
when on military duty, to very heart
less machines. Don't talk to me of
your tender-hearted soldiers, I've seen
too much of the army for that."
"No doubt you have, doctor," I said
quietly. "But I've 'seen more /than
you ; for I served the whole four
in the Army of the Potomac, and) have
een" h soldier's natbre'innll its phases.
I've seen the'rrien • you speak of; Mid,"
hard fellows they were, too, when on
duty ; but at the sable time, doctor, I've
known some of those very men to have
hearts of gold. I'm not much of a hand
at a story; but if yOu'll listen, I'll tell'
you of an incident, that will prove the
shallowness of your theory."
Dr. Hnll was an old friend, and I was
spending a short while at his housejust
after the "-close _of the war,• We were
sitting in his library, enjoying our ci
gars by way of giving an additional
relish to the excellent dinner of which
we had just partaken.
."Certainly," replied the 'd oe tor.
"Toll your story, Truesdale. Ifyou can
upset my theory, l'll not object; for I
prefer to believe in the goodness rather
than in the evil, of humannature ; only
my expefience generally forces the tat
ter creed upon me." „'
"Well," said I; "when the war broke
out, I eidisteq, as you know, in, tin
York Cavalry. It was a crack
regim'ent, and our Colonel was as brave
a man and as tine an officer as ever
marched under the old flag.', Well,
ColonellH—, in course of time, cam,
to be Brigadier:Gieneral ; and when the
last campaign against Riehmondbegan,
he was Major General H—, and had,
command -of the cavalry division h,
which my regiment was assigned.
"There was, in one of the companies'
of my regiment, a private soldier whoY
,ii ad of 6.1 n. ' _hoer, 21 .tc.e'l -4'<+r o-01l %Ini c tio C is
gallantry in battle. He had on several
occasions been offered a commission,
,bait, for some reason best knowntThim
self, he always refused it, saying jie did
not 01'e to be an officer. Hd was
prompt and punctual in the disdliarge
of his-duty ; and no complaint was ov
er brought against him - by any one,
either officer or private',
"Gen H—had often noticed him,
but it was in a cold, distant manner.
He knew Farley to be a good soldier,
but. it seemed that he was hard on• him
for this very reason.' If any difficulty.
was to be performed, Farley was as
signed to it ; and oftimes he was given,
mere drudgery to do. We all wondered:
why it was that ( Gen., 11—was so se
vere on Farleyd The man had never
,done anything to merit the General';
displeasure;; but though the latter had
given no open instance of his • feelings
every man in the regiment was con
vinced that Gen. H—had no love for
our model private. i
"As for Farley himseltl, he never cum
plailied. It was plain he saw through
the General's Motives," whatever they
plight be..' 'But -no comment of tiny
Lind ever passed his lips., He perfmm
«l, in silence and with fidelity, what
(' von task Was assigned him.
"One day I chanced to be at the Gen ,
,Quite a puinber of oili
eers_warein the anterroona, waiting to
,see hint. Suddenly' we heard, loud
voices in the • Genleralls room, and then
the door opened, and Gen. IH—came
out, dragging Farley by the collat. As
he sawus, he paUSed, an then, raising
his hand, he struck Farley and bade
him leave the room. Farley turned on
hhh fiercely, and lifted his arm to re
turn the blow, but in another instant
his hand fell,' and he walked slowly
front the room.
,‘ "General H— vouchsafed • us no
explanation, and Farley was equally
'reticent as to the cause of the \trouble.
We did not doubt his courage; for,
though he had submitted in silence to
the blow, we knew he was no coward.
There - was some Mystery about the_ af
fair, which we could not penetrate.
• "The gineral seemed to be satisfied
:witn the ,blow he had given Farley;
and from that trine until the lastwinter
before PetersbUrg we heard 'n6 more Of
the Matter. During the •winter, our
division Ayes frequently engaged in
skirmishes , with . the rebels ; and in
some of these affairs we disipounte.d,
and, fought as infantry. Oneethegray
coats were ton 'many. for. us, and we
were forced tcj retreat. It was about
dusk'When we began to fall - back,- and
then, to our alarm We found that NI.
H—was missing We. fell back o sly a
few hundred yards, to the cover. of a
piece o woods,' intending to renew the
light the next,morninff.s i.'
"About dirylight our pieketS
alarmed by the - approach of born
Prom ttid enemy's lines. The cha
was given and 'the answer retur
"F viands. For, od's sake don'
' . 'The piehets hat leased to be
from Farley's•oWn co npany, and
recognized his veiee ; ad.. the chuff
and the reply had been heard by
rebels, and a sharp lire was opene
the spot from wl)ieh the foiees pro
• • "Poor Farley fell, dangerously w un
tied, and. it 'Watt th(ill -seen by his friends,
for the first, time, thVherhad some one
oil his' beck. Wlign the .two were
•brou,ght into our linbs, it. was foundthat;
the other man „vas Oenerul, 1 - 1—„
Farley had risked his life to sate -that
of the maii who had injured hit :•o
"They were both laid up for a ong,
time; but when New Year'e Day c me,
Gen. H—went to see poor -Fa
who was still lying weak Kid belpleo
in his ward. What .pass6d between
ThozsPro priotorshaostocicidtlinostfilihislittat with
a largo assoFtmont of modernst.res
JOB AND CAlll}, TYPE
AHD-PAST PlInSSE§ #
,te'lneentti neatly,' ihd:PronlPtlY,
t ! OnEttS , I SANDDILLS,OIRCiILAXB 6 , CIAIIDS,BILL
. 'LEADS , LETTER IIEADB,BTATEMENTS,
TOWNSHIP ORDERS, te., /co.
Ikeda, Mortgages, Leacia; - and a full aerßAiniont of
,Conataples' and Jude& illaoka,conatanny on hand.
I• Peopli•llving at a distal:coati:lda6'ol,d orkbairingtbeir
work dondpromOtly,and gent back In nitwit'. mail.
4 Z - OincE—Roy'sblock,pecolidnoor
them no one ever knew, for they spoke
in low tones; but, when they, parted,
the Gen; bent down, and laid, in a bro
• "It'is a glad new year to Me, Parley.
for itbegins what I hope will be a bet
ter year than i I have ever :known.
Since you forgi 'e me, I have hope that
the future may cold much happiness in
store for both o , us—but, had you died
in saving me, r could never had been
happy again.' . 1
"Never mind, General,' said Farley,.
faintly, 'it's all right now. The new'
year has done us both good, I think.'
"Well, Farley and the General both
recovered and did good service in the
Last campaign. But the noble heart of
the private had completely conquered,
"Now, Doctor, I say that thatpri
vate, in spite of 'military life, had a
"So he had," replied - my friend ab
sently, "So het,had. "
Easy,; Lessons in gr aphy
The_ following amusing, article is from
be Cincinati Times:
The"earth is an old subject—We don't
know how old. Wise men have
deavored to ascertain its age in various
ways, and succeded very well, °illy
differing in their calcu)ations a few .
thousand centuries or so:
We have several reasons ,for priting
upon the earth, the principal one being
the imperfectl facilities afforded for get
ting upon any other planet to write.
Nothing preAkmts oifr writing upon tile
sun or moon; except .the difficulty of
The earth is the third,planet in order
from the sun, and the! largest within
the, belt of the planetoids. We hate
wpndered, sometimes why the earthdid
not have a belt all to herself,_ being the
Cha 'l3 pion of tfie Universe?
Tt e ancients looked upon the earth
as a gat disc, swimming upon the wa
ter like a piece of toast in* a basin of
milk. Once upon a time a lotof adven
turous young ancients started. Out to
find the jumping off place, and contin
ued on a straight line ; they were astont
ishedlo themselves on the very
Spot whence tßY'started.„ They in
formed theirparents ofthc circumstance,
and they, after about a century of pain
ful and laborious thought upon the
subject, came to the conclusion that the
earth must beround, "because if itain't ! "
triumphantly asked au old ancient,
"how could the boys have gone around'
it?" There was no getting around that,
and the earth has been of a spherical
orm ever since.
It is estimated that about two-thirds
of the surface of the globe is covered
with water. Although millions of liv
ing creatures 'Slake their thirst daily,
the quantity of water, has not
ally diminished for Centuries past, at
least not since the introdtaction (+vhis
key shops, which prove a great r a ying
of water, and are therefore s of iense
benefit to navigation. . •
The treatest distance from the earth
to the sun is 00,000,000 of miles, and the
least distance something over 94,000,000
miles. A saving of -2,000.000 *of miles
could be etleeted, it' a railroad should
ever connect the two planets, by taking
the least di:lfant . 4 This, would shorten
the time colltuned in running and re
duce the expenses very materially.
Any railroad man will tell you that.
The mean distance from the earth to
the sun is 05,000,000 miles, which is no
mean distance either, when you try to
The earth moves around the sun from
west'to (last, couluming 305 days and
six how's 1110.. VCY • revolution, trawling
nights and S,uu lays. Joshua, it will
be remembered b • some of. our oldest
citizens, once commanded' the sun to
stand still, and . h' is ptandingystill. It
ain't every fool of a planet that can get
around the sun. 'the earth does iL
however. She Qoultt, get around -most
The earth turns upon Ogaxis, making
one revolutiOn every twenty-four 7 hours,
except in Mexico—there *ley .have a
revolution two or three hVle.9 a day.
The earth and her axes *ere thick as
peas together at one time, but one day
the earth got down on her axes and
turned on it. f
It•is the 'revolution!of the ''earth that
inakes•night and day to everybody, 'but
printers and editors who work onmorn
ing_papt,rs—it is all day with them.
Atter di Bing a certain depth into the
bowels of the earth the temperature be
comes warm,' - and it giows warmer as
you wartu to your work, so at the depth
of thirty Miles (as we aye informed by a
gentleman who dug that distance one
July morningeveryfhing is_lil:e mot-
ten iron at a white heat. There is,good
reason for believing 'that people who
cheat t le printerawl who ,try to get
into shows without paying. for it, are
sent thirty miles into the bowels of the .
earth N\ hen they
The dirth is not such a dismal place
to live upon as many try to make out.
o far as lour knowledge extendsand
we probably know as much about it as
anybody—it is far preferable to any of
its sister'planets'as a permanent resi
dence. At least, we are satisfied with
it, and intend to remain here so long as
we are ''on earth."
' ALL HE WAS WonTu.s-Edward Ina%
hall, of Columbus, Tenn., former 4
Treasurer of the State, s was a roughsio,-
ker, even in his t oilice. Some twenty
years ago a berdnnt member of the Gen
eral Assembly called at thd State Treas
ury and said he wanted money. '
"How much do you want ?" said
Win teh, 11.
"Well. I—don't—know," said the
member . . .
"How o you suppose I can patT yOu
money, henrif - you'don't know 1"
"Well, then,. pay me a bout what I
, ' 7,
have earned, ... .
"Earned !" said W'hit'ehall, "earned !
you are a member o'f the Legislature',
ain't you ? ,and if that's all you• Wll.ll t;
I Call pay ytiu off, 'what you earned'
very easy. Bob, give this member tha t
ten dollar counterfeit bill we've had s
low g,lr' - -
Some Orthe' members Of the Legisla
ture are not 'worth even a counterfeit
bill, but they know enough .to draw
their, salary with commendable regular
ity aj,id despatch. .
Tit EPaomoAt,.--Not long sine+ a dis
sipated yonng man, \pose parents, re
side In the, vicinity, ran lINVag from
home, taking With him all he coCild lay
his hand> 'Nati' belonging' to his father.
After W2ll rig about among strang
er:., and having spent &1 his money,- he•
re' lved to return horn°, and did so.—
Theol d man N - as kind enough to forgive
the young rascal for his-wickedness,
And rushing Into the holise, overcome
with Joy that' the 'boy bad' returned,,
cried out to his. Wife. ,
"Let us the'prodigal, the Cale has
returned. " _
•INTELLEM . 7It is well that we are born
babts in intellect:
,Could 'we under-.
stand' and reflect upon onp7lialf of what
most Mother s' at that time say and 'do'
to usoVe should draw. conclusions IA
favor! of out' own importance, whieh
would render:ns Insupportable for years.
Finppy,,,the boy Whose mot her is tired of
talking'nonsense to. him before he is
old enough to know the sense Olt.