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Some two or three miles from 'the- lit
tle town of Aj lesbury, England, there
onoe lived three cousins, of the family
name of Barret. Ihcy wero all married
and settled on farms, vtithin g mile of
each other, and eaoh of them had chil
dren growing up ,arouna.laeB. u iBsy
were not neb., but in oomlortable oiroum-
stanccs, and each had expectations. An
eecentnc uno e bad gone out to India
when quite a young man, , and rumor
told them ho had broomo very wealthy
and woukl probably die a bachelor.
Who, then, but themselves would be
heirs to his properly I they being at the
time the nearest kin.
One day thcBe three families wcro
thrown into great commotion by eaoh of
them rccoivine a letter, wbioh contained,
besides date and. signature, only those
''I am rich. Fools hero call me a na
bob. I wouldn't give such a title to a
cat ! Mo matter I shant livo always
and when I die, my property must go to
somebody. I am coming to England to
fip.d an heir. I shall como and see you,
and hope you will please me. I hope you
are not troubled with beggars. 1 don't
like to see them about. r
One dark, rainy night, abodt three
weeks after tlio reception oi theso letters
by the cousins, the family of Moses Bar
rett was thiown Into a state of excitement
by tho appearance at ihe door of the two
men in livery who announced themselves
as the avant couriert of bis excellency,
Jothua ISutrctt, of India, who would claim
their hospitality, for the night; raying
which, the mtssencers put spurs to their
horses and dashed away, without giving
the astonished listentrs tinio to ask even
a single question. ;
iow Noses Jiarrct was a hunks, his
wile shrewd, and his childred ohips of
tho two blocks, but all undertook to
change their natures for the time or
rather, to bo ready to chango them on,
the aprjearance of the rich uncle for
what rjs the uso of acting with the cur
tain down ?
"J'ow, Moso, you stingy tld brute,"
taiil his wife, "if you know on which side
your bread's buttered, it's to be hoped
you'll havo some chickens killed for his
excellency s surper, which . was roor n
you'd do for Christmas ; and some of
i hut wine fetched np that you vo bad in
the eclhir since the year one : and a (he
made in Ihe best room, that tinsn t been
there this ten years ; and all our nice
clothes put on, that ain't much, fur yuu'd
never allow us nothing decent.
"And U i to be hoped, old woman, ' ro-
tortcd the angry husband, "that votrHI
soften down that screeching voico of
yours, and tnitt your wrinkles into (miles
and that'll be something I've never
seen done sinco the first week of our mar-
Great activity was displayed by all the
parties concerned in getting ready to
give the rich nncle the best reception
pctsiblc. and all rejoiced, sb much as such
hopeful laruily could rrioice, that they
would be the first to receivo a visit from
him hoping, of courso, that they might
us lorcslull the other relations of his
good graces. It would have been a
strange titno and a strange way for any
one else to have made bis first visit ; but
then they knew the nncle was very co-
ecntric, and his boing so very wealthy
made it all right to their eyes. He
might come and stand on his head, provi
ded he paid for his antics.
In the midst of their hurried prepara
tions there appeared at tho door, an old.
feeble-looking, white haired man, tbioly
clad, and with liis soaked gnrmeuts cling
ing to liis shriveled lorm.
"Will you be kind enough good folks,''
he said, "to givo die something to cat and
a place to sleep to night ?"
"We've got nothing to spare I and if
we l)a, we uou t uf.ruor beggars I ' re
plied the master of the bouse, in a coarse,
'But I'm old, and fcchlo; and hungry!
and wet, and tired," said Ihe aged appli
cant, in a pleading tone,' "and if you
drive me away, I may perish."
11 Well, that's just what you ought to
nave done, long ago, put in the aross
dame. "When people get to lazy to work
for an honest living, and start out beg.
ging, it's my opinion they're better dead
nor alive. Besides, we expect company
soon a rich gentleman from India and
hain't got no room for the like! of you "
"Well, then," returned the old man
with a sorrowful look, "tineo you can't
keep me over night, please give me some
thing to eat, and I'll go further."
The dame caught up a piece of brown
bread; with an angry look, and was about
to hand it to tho mendicant, more for the
purpose, as it seemed, of getting rid of
him, than from any feeling of oompassion
-but her miserly husband .interposed
and said sharply : -
"J told you we hadn't nothing for you,
and so travel on 1"
. "I'll let the dog on you if yon don't,
you old beggor 1" oried a lad of ten.
''My rich uncle's oomiog here to night,
and be can't bear beggars ; bo you'd bet
ter oe on while your bones are whole 1
"May heaven be more merciful than
you," sigbed tho old man, as be turned
and disappeared in the darknesa, . v
Borne half an hour' later, ha knocked
at the door of Stephen Barret, another of
'the nephews, and asked for food and
lodging. V 1 " ; (
. "If -isn't. oonvenient for us to keep you
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to-night," said the master of the house,
ii a miUV'digoifiod- tone.'' "Besides' we
don t like to encourage beggars. If you
are poor and not able to work, the parish
where you belong is bound to ' support
you, -Bin one need starve in this oouotry,
which the Lord, praised be His name, has
to bountifully Mossed. - 1 .trust I am not
wanting in charity as a humble follower
of the Lord Jesus Christ, I hope I am
not but with, taxes for the support
of the jPn ra.ee f ap V the, pew. ,'dpoeL
iions to benevolent societies and heathen
missions, it is as much as I can do to
live and givo my family a respectable
maintenance. Mow, my. friend, if you
are poor and net ablo to work, (though I
don't see why you may not work, as well
as travJ,) you had better thiow yourself
on tho parish where you belong." ;
"But I am tired, wet and hungry,"
said the old man, "and all tho parishes
in the world can't do me auy good to
"But you should havo thought of that
bofore you left homo," now chimed in
the good housewife, with a sunctifi.'d air.
"It is sinful to tempt Providence, as it is
oalled ; and whosoever sins, must expect
punishment. I never go away without
providing for the journey, and of course
L don't expect anybody to feed and shel
ter me for nothing. It is a sin, too, to
bo idle when one is able to work, and it
is sgainfct my principles, as a true chris
t'an, to encourage any one in sinning " '
"Then, I suppose, I'm to understand
that you refuse me both food and lodg
ing!" said the old man.
' "As to Lod," said the ious dame,
glancing at bur husband, "if you're very
hungry, I suppose we can do something
fur you in that way ; but lodging is out
of the question for two mounted cour
iers have been here to say that a very
rich node of ours from India, will be
here soon ; and he wrote, some time ago,
that he didn't like to hare beggars about
where be was, and we wouldn't like to do
anything tc offend him. True, we hard
ly expect he' will come tonight; but
tben, lie might, youknow,and wo wouldn't
like to run any risks."
"Well, then," etiid the old man, with
asiyh, "I will take the food, il you
please, and go on, even if i perish."
Put your trust in the Lord, my
friend, put your truft in the Lurd 1 ' suid
Stephen Barret, sohmnly.
"Yes," echoed .bis wife, "put your
truit in the Lord ! that is what we do
when in trouble. ' Earab Jane, go down
in the cellar and bring up a cuuple of
those cold potatoes for this old man
they aro very good eating when one is
hunnry I like tlem myself. Yes, put
your trust in the Lord 1 and don't leave
home r.piim without means, iiy liio-Dy,
now I think of it," added the good wo
man, laying down a cap frill, on which
she had been busily at work while talk
ing, and looking up with a bright twinklq
of her eyes, "I do believe you ran get a
good night's loJgicg at Henry Barret's,
who lives only halt a milo Irotn nere, ou
the road south. lie's a great hand for
taking in strangers." .
She louked at her husband, and both
Smiled knowingly, fur both were thinking
that in case that tho rich uncle should
find tho beggar there, it miuht not in
crease Stephen Barret's ohauces of being
the lurtunato boir. .
r-arali Jane now relumed and handed
the old man two little oold po atoes
Ho took them, turned them slowly over,
examined them on all sides, ,ind mut
tered : .
"They have eyes but can they see f
I think not fur if they oould theyd
blush red, instead of keeping such a dark
oolor." Then glancing slowly around
the neat, tidy, ohoerful room, taking in
three prime girls and thoir pious parents,
he quickly tossed the potatoo into the lap
of the astonished mistress, saying, as he
did so, "I beg your pardon, niadum, but
1 did not intend to rob you." 1
"Oh, you sinful, wicked old creature 1"
exclaimed tho good dan e, in holy horror,
as the disgusted old man turned and vent
out and shut ihe door with a slam.
In less then half an hour the unfortu
nate wayfarer was trying his chances at
the bouse ot llcnry carrot.
"Come in," Slid a strong, hearty,
cheer I ul voice, in answer to bis timid
lie entered a large, p'ainly furnished
apartment, and beheld a group of six
persons fathcr,mother, two eons, and
two daughters sealed around a pleasant
fire, with a bright light on a table Dear
them, and all looking contented and hap
py. On scoing his vistor was on old man
and a stranger, the master of the bouse
a:aao and invited him to walk forward
and take a scat, and all others drew back
respectfully, to enlarge the circle and give
him the best plaoe at the fire.
"I have called," said the old msn,
stopping and removing bis hat from bis
white head, "to ask if you would be kind
enough to give me some food sod lodg
ings tor the night f"
"Of course we will, my friend, and
glad of the chance to serve a fellow in
need 1" said Barret, in a frank, cordial
tone, "Sit down and make yourself at
borne I Here, give me your hat. Come,
girls, hurry up somothiog warm for . the
old gentleman, who1 if wet, tirod and
chilled through, as I can rcauily sco.
You ought not to hive been out so late
in thie etorm, father I" t-'':'-.
"Mo, I know," returned the old gentle
man, holding his trembling tan da to the
fire, "but the persona I applied to would
not 'take ma in." .-; ' , ,', ,v.";.;;r . . .'I;
"What 1 refuse lodging to an old man
like you on suoh a night, in" this Chris-
rr atM 'T :Tirf;
na k:i i!i V l f,f i...' . .- . -
it 'rMtrs And shall
tlao 'community exoiaiuedthe indi
naut Ibost. "Who were the inhospitable
wretches?"'' ' .'
The old man described the houses and
people where he had called. -;
'I see(" lalcfcthe host with a grim smile,
"I understand. j ilbo first family kicked
you out f" " -) '- ' !
"The secona family prayed you out 1"
"Almost, H,1B smituu. we .stranger
t.ftr1Mb)r both nlaUm et mine,
but I am ashamed to own them."
"They said, by way of excuse," pursu
ed the old man, ."that they were expect
ing a rich uncle from India, who would
nut like to see a beggar about,", . .
''Ayo, my friend, and we are expecting
that same rioh uncle, too an ecoentrio
old bachelor, who says he wants to make
ene of us heir to his vast possessions.
Iwo gaily mounted messengers arrived
this evening to say he would be here to
night or to-morrow, probably the latter.
But whenever he does come, he will find
us as we are ; and it be don t nxe our
looks, or the company we keep, ho can
take himself off again."
Nay, my friend," said the aged stran
ger, rising in some trepidation, "do not,
for the world, let inv presence Jeopardise
your interests with your kinsman I I will
merely get something to eat, and travel
on till I find another lodging."
"No you won't." said Henry Barrett,
bluntly, "You won't leavo this house
tonight, turall the unoles mat an me
Indias can turn out- Sit down again, sir,
t down: and make yourself at home!
Inow the duty of a man who has faith
in God, and I'm KOtng to do it. .What is
his money to me? I can't eat it, nor
drink it, nor wear it, nor carry it into the
other world : and I'm sure it wouldn't
brine me any happiness, that I don't now
enjoy, and I know it eouldn't ever com-
pensuto me for one mean act Wo I let
Joshua Barret settlo his money as he
chooses I'll arrange my conscience to
suit myself I"
Ood bless you ! murmured the old
man in a trembling voice: ana Dowinp
his head upon his hands, he wept in si
lonce. ' '
He remained at that hospitable house
during the night, and - was entertained
l.ke an honest guest. The next day ke-
ing'fair h took bi Wavei - As ha vas
about to dopart, Henry Barret put a
crown into his hand, saying :
'Take it, my friend, and not a word I
1 don't know who you are, and I'vo not
felt it my duty to enquire ; but this I
know from your appcaranco, manners
and languago that you aro not a com
mon beggar, and that you nave seen net
ter days, which I oincerely hope you ma
see again. Its as mucn as my circum
stances will justify, v & it moy per.iaps,
servo to keep you from starving some
night or sleeping by the way side.
"God will repay you I" said the old
man, solemnly, and wulkod slowly away,
wiping tho tears from bis eyes. .
"He has already!" mused Uonry Bar
ret, placing his hand upon his heart. "1
have it cere principal ana intortsi.
Long-, and in vain, did tho selfish fara
ilies of Moses and Stephen Barret look
for tho appearance or their ncn uncle
from India in a carringo aud four, and
creat was their disanrointment and vexa
tion thereat. Then came the intelligence
that he was siok in London. Next oamc
tho news that ho was dead and had left a
will.. . What an intense dosiro lo know
the oontents of that will 1 What a wild,
furious excitement when its oontents be
oame known !--
To Moses Barret ho hod devised one
pound, to buy a coffin for the dog that
his prcoious son had threatened to so on
To -Stophcn Barret he hod bequeathed
ono pound three pence the pound to be
devoted to parish poor the three pence
to buy bold potatoes for beggars with
tho hope that he and bis pious family
would oil their-trust in the Lord. '
To Henrv BarreL aud his heirs furevor.
he had willed all tho remainder of his
vast wealth, some balf million pound
sterling, with a bopa that he and they
would some time recall with ploasure the
visit of the old, whito haired man they
had onoe so kindly entertained.
' The old beggar of that dark, rainy
night, was no other than Joshua Barret
himself I '
. jga Yonng lady eweoping the streets
with a trail two yards long. Young man
steppsd upon it, partly tearing it from
tho waist. She turned slowly upon him
and said- ?'8ir, you are a rowdy.". He
retorted, "Madame, you are a dowdy."
"If I were a mon 1 would thrash you,"
she said. "If vou vore pretty 1 would
kiss you," said ho.' "This is insuffera
ble." said the lady, gathering up her oal
ioo and turning away, "That is true,"
he replied, "whether your remark applies
10 yourseilj your uriiw, ur mo weuiu
In Trouble. A little boy, on a cold
wintry day, orossing a Sold, ax in hand
was orying at tho top of his voice, when
a man was passing alonji 'the road on
horsolaok interrogated- him : "Sohney
what's the matter r The boy blubbered
out aa best he could : "Matter enough 1
D.d's.druak, Mam's ditto, 8al's reading
a novel, the baby's near frote, the wood
is a mile off, and I'd like to know who in
thuoder.wouldnt.ery.., ,,,,, .1-;',;50 .
i' Whale fishing with the aid of
steam has proved a success. -' 11
DECEMBER 26, 186G.
! An Incident t Hannibal
Somewhat Fanny and Very
Embarrassing. ' , .
From the Hannibal (Mo.) Republic, Nov. 28.1
A little incident was related to us last
evening, which we consider quito rich,
and did we not know the gentleman who
made the blunder, wa would most cer
tainly think somebody was tight, may
be. The incident occurred at a private
boarding house in this city, about four
o clock yesterday morning, aqd was re
lated to us as having thus occurrod :
A certain young gentleman, who boards
at a oertain private house a rispeotable
bouse, too bad occasion tn remain away
from his bed until four o'oluck in the
morning. This is not uncommon with
young gentlemen in our city this par
ticular one, especially. Some time alter
tea, on the evening of that eventful
morning, two beautiful, buxom young
ladies from the country, friends and ac
quaintances of tho landlady, arrived r
Beds being rather soaroe, and the young
gentleman not expeoted to be home that
night, without a word ot explanation or
warning, one ot the young ladies was
placed in the yoiinz gent's room. As a
matter of course, after going though tho
usual manipulations unhitching olaeps,
buttons, books and eyes, &o , the beauti
ful damsel was properly arranged for ta
king charge oi a downy bark, and shipping
tor the land ot dreams.. -We will leave
the dear creature in her slumbers, and
see what has become of the young gent
It u nearly -four o'clock in the morning.
All nature is hushed in solemn stillness
The gentlo breeze of the morning softly,
tenderly sighs as it kisses the check of
the gcntioman, who at this hour we hnd
wending his way homeward. The twink
ling stars look down from the blue cano
py above, and mcriily dwee as though
they enjoyed tho prospect for a sceno
Young gent, not wishing to awaken the
inmates of his boarding house, cautiously
approaches the door,' and, after carefully
inserting nig nigut Key, 10 piuuocu w uuu
the bolt yields without a squeak, lie
softly- feels his way to his room, little
dreaming of what he would be compelled
to witnoss in a few short minutes. We II
leave the teader to imagine the result,
but, as the story is a peculiar as well os
lunny one, wo re ot the opinion that wc -1
hotter tell tho whole of it, Young gont
approaches his room, and knowing the
location of the furniture, &c, and being
without matches, enters the room, closes
the door, and immediately disrobes him
self. Without further ceremony be throws
his weary limbs and body upon tho bed.
As a matter ot courso, he was somewhat
surprised to find bis bed occupied, and,
wishing to know who bis bed lellow was,
he rolled over and crave thoyounc lady
as r?Re as it .nayjeeoj a dig in tho side,
inquiring as be did so: ''Whom the
devil are you ?" A slight movement on
the part of tho young lady followed thiB
demonstration, arid then very frantically
see exolaimcd, "Uood tiou i ana in an
instartsho was standing in the middle of
the room, frightened so badly that she
was unable to say a word. The young
gentleman ducked his head under the
ooyoring, and in this position endeavored
to explain. Youug lady slid out, and, we
are informed, failed to appear at the
breakfast table at the proptr time. The
position was, we would judge so at least,
a very trying ono, and both parties have
A Romantic Aflulr. .
We take the following from the Mew
Yprlr correspondent of the Albany Ar
A romantio affair occurred in Brooklyn
a short time ago. A handsome orphan
working girl, Mary Elizabeth' B., lived
comfortably un the fruit of her honest la
bor, and bad lor some months been court
ed by a young man, a journeyman hatter.
Ono day she said to him : "Albert, you
have been pressing ma to marry you (it
threo months, and I have postponed the
marriage. Mow, bowover, I will no lon
ger delay it. A rich lawyer has offered
me ?l,OU0 a month to bo a dishonest wo
man, and has promised thai I should have
splendid apartments on the Fifth avenue.
There is my hand, marry me directly."
The lover, highly indignant at the at
torney and counsellor,, was too glad to
obey tho direction. The marriago took
nluoe at the residence of the brido. The
evening; before the wedding, bowover,
the bridegroom told Mary Elisabeth that
be bad a aeoret to .tell. Ha was not
journeyman hatter, but one of the richest
men in the city of Boston, and said he
would take her the next 'day to bis bom
t'tf'ul oountry seat in the suburbs of tho
modern Athens, wbion be bad inherited
from his father and mother, for ho, in
deed, was an orphan, like his bride, his
Mary Elizabeth. Tho young lover, it
appears, saw Mary a Tew months ago, at
Barnuurs Museum, at the Wednesday af
ternoon matinee, and fell in love with
her at first sight, and while she was ga
zing at the "happy family," consisting of
oals, rats, dogs, mice ana mouiccys,
oonGncd in one oozft, ' ' '. '
She lived in an attio, and he had taken
a room In the upper story of tha same
house to be near ber. ' Thus he' could tee
her every day, and a mutual passion soon
snrunir up between them.' On the 21st
of next month the happy oouply sail in
the Arago for Havre, and alter spending
the honeymoon and winter abroad, tbey
will return to their own native land in
tho spring time of the coming year, '
r- 1 i:s
From Washington.' '
It is thought the pay if members: of
(Jongress will cot be reduced, as (he com
mittea on that subjeot consider it wa vir
tually passed upon by the people at ihe
htte election.! ' ' " ;'
' Our government is vigorously prosecu
ted in suits against M. Artuaud, - of Bor
deaux, Franoe, for the recovery of mon
eys paid him by the' confederate to build
for them rama. '
It ia itateeV that- propositions wilf te
made by a prominent member to increase
the aggregate capital of national banks
to $500,000,000. Thad. Stevens is said
to favor the scheme, and also to advocate
abolishing tax on elate bank notes. '
Many members have left the c'ty and
will not return until after tho holidays.
Thero is scarcely a quorum .of either
House present, and there will be bo leg
islation on important subjects until after
the holidays. .
The senate purpose reporting a bill pro
viding that thero will be no exclusion of
children from tho publie schools of the
District of Columbia on account of race
or color. . .-
Applications for 'the otganitition of
new national banks continue to be made,
notwithstanding the fact that no authori
zations for this purpose have been gran
ted for somo time past. ,
The olerks of the various departments
still oontinua to press their claims for in
creased compensation, ' and .with some
prospect of success.
S" The first printer in Baltimore was
Nioholas Hassabotuh, a Dutchman. At
his death be was suoceeded by his widow,
who carried on bis business with great
skill., In 1773, a missionary had a Bi
ble in his hand explaining it to a party
of Indians. , .,. ' . :
He pronuuaced it to be the Go.'pel, the
word of God. ( ,.
"What," said ono of them, ''did the
Groat-AlrPoworful make thii book ?"
Yes," roplied the missionary, "it is
Tho Indian taking tlio literal import of
tho words, onswered indignantly, ' I be
lieve it te be a grant lie. 1 go to Balu
raoie last month where I sco a Dutch wo
man mako him. The Orcat Spirit want
no Dutohman to help him."
A lady, the second wife of a ceMlcman
who lives in this oity, presented her has
band apair of fine boys on the evening of
the 23d. There is nothing queer or la
marknblo hi I Ms, bscauso it is a very
common occurrence. But the ruuiarka
ble part will readily be scon when we tell
our readers that this is his Ihird pair of
twins in twelve years. 11 is brat wife gave
birth ta two-pairs, two gulsand two boys,
at intervals of four years. They were
born on the samo day of the week, same
day of the month, in the same month of
the year, and all weighed exactly the
same number of pounds. If it isn't queer,
we may say it is oonloanded regular.
Eannible iirpublican. .
benian alftir are again assuming a
lively aspect The arrests in Ireland are
decreasing. It was reported that Ste
phens had been arrested while attempting
to euter the country ; but ihe truth of the
rumor is now denied.- Ireland is literally
surroundbd by gunboats, and the work of
landing either men or ammunition is at
tended with, pore difficulties than hereto
fore. It is' said that two Fenian priva
teers left Now York last week. Gunboats
have been 'sent from Quebec to protect
tho Uunnrd steamers on thoir trips, fur
ther efforts have been made to reconcile
the Roberts and Stephens Fenians, but
831. Tho Cluvelnndors aro evidently
proud of their big depot. The Leader
"Yesterday we met a man in tho depot
who begged us to direot him to the tick
et office, Bta'ing that he had beon wander
ing, for 'days through, the vast building
in search of it. During this timo ho had
neither eaten nor slept, and was in nn ex
hausted conditiosi 0) . .' . ... 1 r !
Substitute bob Wheat Flour
A writer in a Philadelphia paper sug
gests, considering tha high price of flour,
to penons of limited means, the use of
ryo flour. The present prioo of wheat
flour is about sixteen dollars per barrel,
whiloryc only commands nine dollars.
If, say one-fourlh ol Indian meal is mixed
with it, the bread is 'much sweeter, and
docs not bcojiae stale so soon My fam
ily use it in preference whoa both are on
The preient condition oflhe Memphis
strrets is productive of much wit. - At
the curoer of Maiu and Adams streets,
somo wag stuck a pair of boots bottom
upward as if a man had disappeared
in a slough with the inquiry printed
over them: "Who will oare lor uiotbor
nowf" ; - - ' ' : '.j .
Efforts' wiir be made to remove the
Indian tribes still remaining loKmsas
A delegation from tbeShawnocsbas becA
for some. timo in Washington, and com
missioners are to be forthwith soot by the
Government to treat with tha various
tribes,1 They wilt be removed to lands
in the vicinity ol those held bV the Cb':0
kasawiknd Cherokcea'.1"' hH: ""'"' ,x
Rates of Advertising Zd.auccJ,
One square, one woek, IflW-Q "
saon.uDsequeni insertion, je.i .
. three monilus, , rJ ) . . - i Jl t,0
at pleasure, -w
" treasure, - '" " - IT.OO
lea.rly idrertiscaienii Afee.aqtar.e't,
onoyear, - .-. j.-21.00
-year, - ' -' 9,10 '
- -jPftr. - . . V iWy -1 iuii Sfvv
Administralors'.Execulore anJ Cuai
dines' KorlCVSX H If'si 'I- 5.tO
Probate Notice, !. . ' . 1,'t '
hne,' ,- . , - - U
i'3" AdeT-to'i rd.i r'lnfrttd .
andertli.&e.Uof SptoLbSoticf,., andpob- .
lo Column 'advertisement., will be eU.ig.4
60peroent ui addition U Uis kbevw.4 .
All Boris of Paragtaphw. ,
:': ' r";'r:;j'4-K!' -.!; HfiKJ
. resolutions of sympathy for Jeffersoa
Davis' have " passed the 'South Catpljp
legislature, 1 k '
' LTerschel V. Johnson'nas been electad
Senator from Georgia; , ";''", s " .'
" General Sheridin'ealia MaVtmifian 'In
imperial buccaneer." , .''-" ;
'' The Soath American' :'vari aproIchc ...
the situation, f i , f, j:t , Irim
. Why is ' the indorses of a note aDe3 a
surety? Bccaud:,he,.ie almoatsuratii
have to pay it. , . ,
. ,. .!?-.. -..S'J ath
Tho "Ivr.os" of fiolumhB. anil
, - r r w. x ... v4wta
tho' anniversary of. Franklin's- birthdav.
January 17th, with a ball ana supper.
The extraordinary member elect of lh
British Parliament, Who has neither" lege -nor
arms: is said to bo an able and finish.
ed speaker. ; ;; ;-.-.. ,; . nciq
Robert Ould, formerly the Confederal.
Commissioner of exchange, baa. been
elected to the Virgiuia 8fate7J 4
There are 200 papers; daify and weekly.
and 42 monthlies, published in Obta
in newspapers, Ohio stands jhird.isj-tlw
Union. . ' i : r l,rv
A Yankee preacher Siscoursimr thaut
Daniel in the lion's den .said : - "And
thert he Bat all night' W,4ooklni at the
show for nothing, and it didu'f cuat'birh -
. , . I' i. v
Lieutenant Governor 'Anders6rj'.!vd? O.
has brought a tract of tea -thoesiand acres
in Lyons County, Kentucky, -wbiohohi
will devote to raising sheep. . He is sow '
selecting ma stock, which Will includfl
some of the finest species in- the country. -
A. McFarland, of Trumbuircouni'.
has six steers of three years' old,' of liis
own raising, which have1 an aggregate '
weight of 10,940 pounds. -.i;.' ;xt
An extensive burglary was committed
at Defianoe, Ohio, a few pihts jtgOj-.-.ia
wuicu were carried olt nineteen, watooea;
l'uurtecn pairs of boots,. twelve overcoats,
twelve pairs of ponls, and A lof or ehaW
rings, etc - i-i r :.i rnn la
n- 'ri "' ' ' " ' !l ' "' '
Tho Executive veto nf.jhe District snf?
frage biltwill not be frinsmiited until af
ter the holidays. It fs assened that the
Cabinet is a unit in hit support, althohgh
tho posiiion of Stanton, who has been ab
sent in New York is notyet defined,
In Elizabeth, Mew Jersey, - (he tingle
men are assessed one dollar mora poll 144
than t,ie married men-. They pay it terj
cheerfully as 4 tax on luxfiries.'""
' 'nt ' 7 fi '' ?"';" iv"v"'-:r? ,l"
W. G. Smith was buqgat Waahingtoni
Fayetto county, on Friday iha.Uth! for
the murder of bis father-in-law, John
Gray, in 1864. lie protested hie inna
cense to the last, r'...,- ,
The crime of placing obstructions' 4n
railways, hat become to .common in Ira
land as almest to cause a panic. , f , t) ' "
In Cleveland the police are engaged La
breaking up the gambling dena .that is
test that city. 4 "
In some parls of Yorkshire the great
flood caused the destruction of thousands-
of hares, rabbits and even pheasants.' Ht
Indiana baa raised more eoro thif year -than
Illinois,' though the fatter Jiaa .tha '
reputation, of teing.ihe greatest: ceirn
growing State In tho Lnioo. ' ' '," "'. ,
becrctary MoCullooh proposes- fp dis
charge all his female clerks., he. dear
creatures make no end ot (rouble, an!
besides there are one hundred more than
are needed t .n' .-; i--M:: .
' General Almonte, Minisjefr of the Im
perial government- Of 'Mexico, to lthe
Frctieh government,! hst rccoivod a tele
gram from Mexico, by the Atlantio Cable
stitfng ihe Emperor Maximilian will re.,
main in that country as tongas God gives
Columbus has 567 dram-shopt and ts
loons, and 50 houses of ill-fama. "
' , r 1, jnt'T
. They have a new. 30 ,000 organ 10 the
Shaumut Church in 'Boston,' the largest
of its kind in the oodntry,a4xaepv tas
"big organ" at Music UalL,,, A sUearn nf
v.. . -ti '
Uochituaie water wui aiu .40 mviut, iwry.
ioe by working the bellows of, ' the '!ms
kmH '- V1 -
The burning of the iron ejatd Ifew Jroa
sides, at League Island, 'netr PhiladeU
phia, was the work 6f ibeeodiary, and
suspicion rests upon a recently diaoharei.
ed man. Tha fire oourred .lata 'in. tho
eveniug on Sunday, and during the eight
tho flames, rushing Trom the port holes,
illuminated for miles' around, and contin
ued to rage all, day Sunday. Tha loaf it
a million and a half. - . :
The War Department has furnished n j -m
Jnlv lust nast. 8 1)81 Jeirs. 9.240 arms.
not to mention. 65 bands and 9 feet, Tha
Secretary estates that 1,00U limbs yet
remain to be supplied.' ; v ' '
, : ,,.-.. i . '
Some workmen in Lafayette attempted
to clean ou. a stove pipe by saturating a
newspaper with coal oil and putting it in
to the stove. - They auoeooied not only
in-cleaning cut the pipe, hut else tho
stove and loom Tho result was a terrif.
io explosion, that unjotp'tcti the pipe, op
set the drum and eovcrod all hands with
toot and blackness;' Tha eoal oil of corn -morce
is about at dangorout as nilrc-glic-.erlne.