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lOcuolci ta politic0, Citcraiure Agriculture, Science, JHovalita, curt mcral intelligence.
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA OCTOBER 2G, 1865.
Published by Theodore Schoch.
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OF ALL KINDS,
Uxeenloii is the highest style of the Art, and on the
most rcason-ible terms.
THE NATION'S ftEASi
Four hundred thousand men,
The brave, the good, the true,
In tangled wood, in mountain glen,
On battle plain, in prison pen,
Lie dead for me and you !
Four hundred thousand of the brave
Have made our ransomed soil their graves,
For me and you !
Good friends, for me and you'!
In many a fevred swamp,
By many a black bayou,
In many a cold and frozen camp,
The weary sentinel ceased his tramp,
And died, for me and ou I
From western plain to ocean tide
Are stretched the graves of those who died
For me and you !
Good friends, for me and you I
On mtsny a bloody plain
Their ready swords they drew,
And poured their life-blood, like the rain,
A home, a heritage to gain,
To gain for me and you !
Our brothers mustered by our side,
Thev marched, and fought, and bravely died,
For me and you!
Good friends, for me and ou!
tip man' a fortress wall
They charged those boys in blue!
VMitl surging smoke and volly'd ball
The bravest were the first to fall !
To fall for me and you!
These noble men the nation's pride
Four hundred thousand men have died
For me and ;vu !
Gcod friend5, for me and you !
In treason's prison-hold
Their martyr spirits grew
To stafare like the saint of old;
"While amid agonies untold,
Thy sUrved -for me and you !
The good, the patient, and the tried,
Four handrc-d thousand men have died,
For me ami you !
Good friend for r?.e and you !
A debt we ne'er can pay
To them is j-istJy due,'
And to the nation's latest day
Our children's children still shall say,
''They did tor roe awl you !"
Four hundred thousand of the brave
Made this, our ransomed soil, their grave,
For me and you !
I Gooi friends, lor me and you !
The Round Table.
HOME ASH PS1EKDS. .
Oh! there's a power to make each hour "
As sweet as Heavn designed it:
Ior need we ream to bring it home,
Thou-'h few there be that find it.
We seek too high for things close by,
And lose what Nature gave us,;
Fur life hath here no charms eo dear
As home and friends around'us.
"We oft destroy the present joy
For fuiurc hopes and praise them;
"Whilst flowers as sweet bloom at our feet,
If we'd but stop to raise them.
For things atar sliil sweeter are
When youth's bright Epell hath bound us;
But soon we're taught that earth hath
Like home and friends around us.
Thc friende that speed in time of need,
When hope's last reed is shaken,
Do show us still that come what will,
We are not quite sorsaken.
Though all were night, if but the light
From friendship's alter crowned us,
'Twould prove the bliss of earth
Our home and friends around us.
Best Method for Keeping Beef.
f!nt. mi the meat in nieces as large as
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mmI: Li- , w s follow i 1 4 lbs. I
salt to gallon water, 1 oz, saltpetre to 100
lbs. beef. 1 tablespoouful of ground pep-
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Put in the salt ana
salt. Try it If necessary scald the brine
over in the spring, or put on a new bnue.
Farmers can in this way have fresh meat
nearly all the time. The meat should
be taken as soon as it is cold, before it
Las acquired any old taste by exposure to
-f- - rw I 1 "
A shoemaker was the other day fitting
a customer with a pair of boots, when the
buyer observed that he had but one obt
jeetion to them, which was that the soles
were a little too thick. "If that is all,"
replied Qrjsp.cn, "put on the boots, and
the objection will gradually wear away."
per to 100 lbs. beef. Put in the salt and x"" l,, been vindica-i'em in yur garden, and you'll hab your rat ad the cotton rat; and in Mexico
saltpetre and heat it boiling hot, skim it ruth of htoiy has nga ben mdica , . ,
then add the pepper. Pour it on the j ted. 0.npa 'Don't thatch, etc., and tho Mexican or bush
beefboiiing hot and cover closely. Your ar lClibtd. Dat'sjuss what dey rat. These all Wed very rapidly, but
iueat will be good and fresh any time, gaea in war, w o t w me hcah butyou see itdocs i didu't none m0ro so than thc common rat. They
The philosophy is this : The hot brine tic and y it shouldn't, and so . begin to brood at two or three months
closes the pores of the surface, prevent ng of h I try. Now you juss try too V 0ld, and will have-six to eight litters a
decay, ami the meat from getting too o t . . . fl . f.winallv -lie asked for a picture of his year, of eight young each on an average
To the Union Men of Pennsylvania,
Hooms Union Statu Central Com-
mittke, No. 1103 Chesnut Street,
Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 18G5. Anoth-
cr political contest has been determined
dv the ireemeu ot rennsylvanra. The
Union cause has again triumphed at the te,y passed, will start upou a new era of trouble. Nigger hez to me bin a inku-ballot-bx.
Officiaf returns have been re- progress. The enemies of free Govern- . bus, a nitcniarc. I never cood see why
ceived from sixty-two counties of the six-!Uieafc wi' everywhere respect and fear the species wuz created, never cood Iun-ty-six
in the State. Of these fifty-four our greatness and power, and the down- derstaud why they wuz put onto the face
show gams lor the Union cause over the
vote or 100.3. nc aggregate gams over,
all losses are nearly twenty-five thousand.!
This will give to our candidates on the
home vote alone majorities exceedinj; that
given by the army and home vote to our
late lamented President. Abraham Lin
coln. Of tllf coron TTninn Rntti fn-o rrlincn
t-rmCnf nfflnvnJm.i i,n f w
one. The home vote has gained us one
from thc Opposition in Luzerne, and the
army vote will gain us another in Frank-
hn and Adams.
In the lower House we I
have retained all of our sixty-three
bers of last sessiou. The home vote has
, -n 3 mm t
c :n ?.a
vjuiijlu win ciuuu luuui v-uuv; tu muni;. ,
and the House sixty-seveu to thirty-three, x
thus giving to us a majority of forty-three
on joint ballot.
For these results, so grarifying to the
friends of our cause in Pennsylvania, and
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to ait patriots inrougnoui me nation, we;
indebted to the returned sol-,.
diers ol the late union army, who have! , r r' , . . L . ' ;
r- 1 j .1, cn . pendicular lor a height quite as great as
tatieht tlicir friends aud their foes that,. . ,, , 0 . ,
.1. , 11 t . . . ir 1 that ot thc exposed part of the forehead:
tliuv know as well how to vote intelligent-' , A. , , 1 , . .. '
1 ttiuv know a
j ly for the cause of the country as they
j know how to fight bravely and heroically
lor the same cause.
Much praise is due to the press of thc
Union party throughout the State for its
patriotic efforts iu thc good work.
To the secretaries ot the btate Central
Committee. Messrs. llamersly aud lien
edict, thc loyal men of Pennsylvania arc
under lasting obligations. Upon them de
volved arduous and responsible duties.
Many of their labors arc not witnessed or
ever knowu to the public. They labored
assiduous.' by day and by night for the
success of the Uuion cause, to which they
are both most devotedly attached.
Every member of the State Central
Committee performed well his part, and
I co-operated cheerfully and cordially with
j the chairman iu promoting the success of j
i the L man ticket. 10 the chairmen on
thc several county committees it is conce
ded that much of the credit of our tri
umph belongs. To all the true and faith
ful men of the State, who so effectually
discharged their duties and made our tri
umph easy as well as overwhelming, our
most earnest aud hearty thanks are ex
tended. The defeat of our opponents is thorough
and disastrous. To them it was unexpec
ted, although well merited. Having op
posed the war so happily and so glorious
ly terminated, they changed their policy,
nominated officers, aud assumed to be the
especial friends of the soldiers. They
were confident and defiant. When we
were silent, they clamorously and imper
iously demanded our views. When we
spoke they charged that it was -'puerile
invective." They told their followers,
"that we were endeavoring to turn their
flanks," and called lustily upon them "to
pierce our centre." Some of them retired
with both flanks turned and their centre
pierce The balance were made prisoners.
Last year they assured their followers
that the clectiou had been carried at the
point of the bayonet; that military rule
hud interfered with the freedom of the
election, and that our country was fast
verging towards a military despotism.
That shallow pretext cannot avail them
Supporting soldiers, they became the
champions of deserter and refugees from
the draft. To rally their de?pouding and
nUhpnrtP.nnd forces thev t.roclaimed that,
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our rresiucnc uau Decomc a convert to
their views. They well knew the opin
ions of those who had elected him, and
the principles of the platform upon which
he stood. Yet they would gladly have
induced him to abandon his friends and
his principles in order that they might
be restored to power.
The spirit of slavery, Secession and
State sovereigntyhad assassinated one
President within the last six months, and
was striving to
demoralize and steal an-
experiment failed ; the ef-
fort to make it has been terribly rebuked
by the people, and th
le result is the com- ,
nkte demoralization and
those who dargd to misrepresent our Chief,
Mairistrate in order
to promote the sue !
uas ui mi-" o.m.a
IV ninA nrl Tvnll.noffjh MchPfi
the Government diir -
ing the war
must "O down or the nation
must perish. Uur nation is too youug iu
Mo Those who onnoscd our armies on
tho. field of battle have been defeated
'IU OI UuttlU IlilVU UwwU UwlwUVww..
nrlv whoso leader opposed tlie
Lof our war for niional eSiS.
posecutionor our War , r
tonno hnvp heen neaten at i m uunub uui.
"heK that "man is
enable of self -ovcrntnent."
capable ot self go.rcrnuji.ub
Thp noonlp fit, the ballOt-DOX nave uc-
Ihe people at tne uanu ;;,
ciareu ineir aancrencc to - ww..w
were made triumphaut by
the skill aud
auiu JUbu ui mi uvo. r a .... , r - , , . 1 1
bravery of American officers, soldiers and
seanieu amid the storm of battle. Let all
e00c Uuion men continue to be faithful
aud true to tne cause of their country and
a11 Wl11 be wcI- The nation, purged by
u"u uviy "ru-ai uirougn which, it nas la-
""""en anu oppossea or every cnnie win
seek and find an asylum in our midst
Chairman Union State Central Committee
A Remarkable Character.
"Agate," of the Cincinnati Gazette,
who was with Judge Chase in his recent
; tour through the South, describes as fol-
lws . d nc?ro whom. thc Part? m,efc.aJ
KeJ " e?fc ?nd concerning whom a brief
F-'-S-P "cen print.--
has already been in
Jnc cliaractcr thus graphically sketched
uicui-i""": "w "uu "F "J puuiu
"Presently there came hurrying up a
negro, with thc physique of a
fpriEe - fightor: body as round as a barrel
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1 have belougcd to a race-horse's leg, chest
uwmu 1111 tuucviva bllllb 11J 1 LI 11 U
broad and deep, with room iuside for the
play of an ox's lung. So magnificent a
physical dcvelopmeut I have never seen
or since. Ihe head was lanre.but
tlm V.-.wl f-l.M,l ....... A 1
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iiuu uiu uuiups auuvu me ears anu at use
back of the head were of a corresponding
magnitude. The face was unmistakably
African glossy black, with widely dis-
eye. This was Landie
an old man 'now in my seben-
j ty-trec yeah, sah,' he said, himself yet
the strongest mau on the island, the rich
est of the negroes, the best farmer here,
and with a history as romantic as that of
any Indian whom song aud story have
combined to make famous.
"He was a native of Maryland; had
bought himself for three thousand two
hundred dollars from his master, and had
earned and paid over the money ; had re
moved to Florida, and been engaged at
work on a railroad, where he had already
accumulated what for him was a hand
some competence, when his little house
burned dowu, and his free papers were
lost in the fire. A gang of unprincipled
vagabonds at once determined, there be
ing no accessible evidence of his freedom
to be produced against them, to seize him
in the New Orleans market and pocket
the proceeds. He frustrated their attempt
by whipping the whole party of six ; then
hearing that they were to be re-enforced
and were to try it again, he deliberately
proceeded to thc public square, accompa
nied by his wife, cut the leaders of his ankle-joint,
plunged a knife into his hip-
joint, on the other side, and then sinking
down on a wheelbarrow, finished the
work by chopping off with a hatchet the
fingers of his left hand ! Meanwhile an
awestruck crowd of white men gathered
around, but made no attempt at interfer
ence. Finally, brandishing the bloody
knife, Landie shouted to the crowd that
if they persisted in their effort to sell a
freeman into slavery after he had once, at
an extortionate price, bought himself out
of it, his right arm was yet strong, and
he had one blow reserved, after which
they were welcome to sell him for what
ever he would bring.
"That the essentials of this story is
true, there is unquestionable evidence.
The fiugers of his left hand are mutilated
and the scars on the hip and ankle are
still fearfully distinct, while besides there
are still white eye-witnesses to testify to
the main facts.
"Laiidie's powerful constitution brought
him through ; he was confined to bed six
mnntlis flirn lif limr:irt tn bnhhln nVinnf.
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a little, and at the end or the year was a
gain able to support himself.
"He showed us through what he proud-
jly called his plantation, llipe sapadillos
hung from the trees; and a particularly
large 'soursop' was pointed out as special
ly intended for our dinner He had a
little patch of tobacco; green cocoanuts
rested at the top of the palm-like steins ;
and tamarinds were abundant; the Afri
can ceyenne pepper berry was hanging on
little bushes, and one or two of the party
j.wno nau oceu prouiibcuuuMjr Pb.iuiUl-
1 1 1 1 1 ; 1.
ng 0Q J'auaio s iruit camo to gnci wueu
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t,,ey reaencu it, anu were nearu compiaiu-
that their 'mouths were ahre
Plucking two or three little berries of an-
other kind, Landie handed them to the
! other mnu, jjancue nauuca tuem 10 tne
, . . T. irp.. i. l,m A l...,f
VjUlUl O U3tiv;u. iumuciuuuuic aim imuv
' guest, and the Chief Justice handed him
a ono dollar greenback. The scene that
C, l.orwlln liorn.
imiuy aa .yu,.
headed and with his shirt thrown loosciy
headed and with his snirt tnrown loose iy
hnl- ('mm liis hrnwnv bosom, stooned
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down, spread the bill out on one knee, and
gazed from it to Sir. Chase and back, to
f . '
uiu um .quu ...w... r--
feet silence. 'Now I knows you,' he
broke out at last, 'you'se Ole Greenback
hisso f. You mout come heah fifty yeah
irum uuwauuiunuuii juu uU,-vU
nn(l tlii vnn ,11 nhm.t. sittin' in dis vcah
Mr. ftasby searches the Scriptures and
gets mlormation lherelrom.
Saint's Rest, wich is in the Stait uv
Noo Gersey, Aug. 11th, 1865.
The contemphishun uv the nigger, hez,
m time past, siven me a ratc deel ov
ov the earth, any more than toads or uth
er disgustin objects. But last uite a lite
bust onto me I seed it all !
I was low spirited and deprcst. Jeff.
Davis a piuin in a loathsome dungun
the Euglish capitalists a uiournin for their
cotton bonds aud refusin to be comforted
because the Confederacy is not Mrs.
Surat a dangling in the air, Military
Courts plenty aud habis corpusis skarce
the loosenis with which people put thcr
munny int0 720'Sr-the solgers returniu
and goin for constooshnel dimckrats, and
; tlie ginrai demorilization uv Dimocrisy,
. aI1 conspired to give me the horrors, and
in ndil tn mv rlletroca the innr wn? nut: 1 !
To avoid madnis, I took up the Bible (I
board with a Justis uv the Peace who hez
to keep one to sware witnesses on,) and
happened to open at the 9th chapter uv
Jennysis. Yoo know all about that blcs
Noer, after that the water went down,
cum down from Aryrat, went to farmin
and plantin grapes extensive. 1 dey he
took a nip too much, and laid down Witli
insufficient clothin onto him. His 2nd
son Ham seed him in that phyx, and
when Noer awoke, while his hair wuz still
pulhn, he cust him and his posturity, and
sed they should be servants forever.
Ham, (wich in the origenal Hebru sig
nifies the hind quarter ov a hogg,) wus
the father of the Afrikius, and they hev
bin slaves every sense.
I seed a lite 2 wunst-I realised thee
iraportense uv the niggro. Hee is the
connectin lynk inn the chane uv sircum
stanses which led too thc formashen ov
thc Demekratick parte he hez kept the
blessid ole mashene aruuniu 2 this da.
Whiske, or wine, wich is the same thing
maid Nour tite.
nam seed Noer ineburated.
Noer cust Ham, wich timed him inter
a nygger and a survant.
That the skripters mite bee fullfillcd,
the children uv Ham was brot to Ameri
ka to servance hear.
Wikkid men sit themselves agin the
skripters, and tried to make men uv the j
The Dimek ratio party ariz fer the pur- ,
pus uv keepiu the nigger down, and that
delightful bizzines has given them em
ployment for morn 30 years.
Ez i shet the book i could not help re
markin, in thc words of the sammist,
"Good Lord upon wat sleudur threds
Sposiu Noer, instid oj" plantin
had gon to practisin law, or into the gro
eery biznis, or buyin prodoose on com
mishn, or puttin up patent medicine he
woodnt got inebriated, he woodeut hev
cust Ham. Ham woodent have turned
black, there woodnt hev bin no niggers,
no Ablishnists,and consequently, no Diui
ekrats. Or, sposin all uv nam's children had
takn the diptheria, and died thc same
result wood hev follcred.
Whisky maid Nigger, Nigger made
Dimocrisy. Tak attay Whisky & Nigger,
and Dimocrisy woodent be ov no more ak
kount thau a 1 armed man at araisiu.
Whisky 1 Nigger IDimocrisy ! Oh sa
vory trinity !
We don't none uv us read the skripters
Petroleum V. Nasry,
Lait Paster ov the Church uy thc Noo
Dcorjomy of Keeping Rata.
Thc habits of yermiu are almost if not
quite as important subjects of study as
those'of more valued live stock ; and some
statements derived iu part from a pro
fessional rat-catcher, who has made a life
business of studying the vulnerable points
of rats, so that he can flank the enemy,
storm and take his strongholds, and econ
omically maintaiu his prisoners alive,
may bo of much practical value to our
readers. The common brown rat is the
Mus domesticus. It appeared in this
country about thc time of the llevolu
tionary war, and has increased with great
rapidity, having almost if not entirely
exterminated the black rat CM. rattus)
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which was common belore, and which is
' smaller and not so sham a fighter. Thc
Jjr0wn is the only proper rat at the North,
but at the South two species are not un-
but at the South two spe
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CO 11111011 -UlC niOlUiaur WllllU UUlllUU
under favorable circumstances, males and
females being about equally divided.
Wrtvn tlinro no nnt.nr.nl hindrances to
tuuu muiupimiiuun, a amgiu
Iricrcase to no less than G.000 in a single
tuoir muiupimauuu, u aiugio '
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year, and tins, if they breed only Once
in U,o months
wav in which thcv arc destroyed by whole
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sale, for not only will rats devour he
sick of their companions as soon as they
are unable to take care of themselves, but
spvnrv l.nrd nresscd. as thev doubtles of-
.w.j ' i, nit,,
ten arc. they will eat their young, ihe
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destruction by cats, dpgs.an
13 as a
general thing inconsiderable. The very
happy results often attributed to tho use
Of dogs and cats, arc usually due to the
rats having multiplied so as to overstock
the premises at thc time their foes are
introduced, when they scatter, emigrat
ing, as is their instinct, in families to oth
er localities. The rat is eminently a so
cial animal, and short commons; or any
cause of especial discomfort or strange commissioner in the capital ofPrussia the lat-
noises, as the cry of Guinea hens, per- tcr informed him that two Russian officers
haps thc discharge of fire-arms, or a wide- who had formerly served in the insurrection
awake terrier will cause a stampede. It had determined toassasinato the Grand Duke
is this trait which makes the effect of the on his arrival, wishing to revenge theni-
phosphorus paste so efficient. Com- selves upon him for having ordered three of
parativcly few rats are poisoned, but their thc,r grades to be shot. The two commis-
actions alarm the others, aud when the f'oneij feeling that such an act would only
poisoned ones run away it brings on a fefe" n T llf calwe df.ter"
? . , . ., . ;ft . 0 , mined to prevent it, and at the same time
general flight, so that often not a single not to betray the officers in question. Tliey
rat is left. Ihe least amouut of food tjien bcan t0 scarch aj. over the tmyn for
which will sustain rats may bo very ac- the officers, and at last, alter wandering
curately estimated, but not so all they abdut for four days, they met one of them in
will eat if they can. Tn this city great a cab. They followed him to the Kusiian
numbers of rats are kept for the purpose embassy, where he stopped, and asked the
of baiting dogs in "pits," similar to those Prter when thc Grand Duke was to arrive,
used for cock and dogs fighting. These T'ie, Porter toId llim "Tomorrow evening at
are fed only just enough to keep them, A A , -
from killing one another, and it i 5 found ' e f ?ers l"rnC? awa' and w a
.1 iaa mi l- i t 1 c t0 S lnt0 ms ca. when he was stopped by
that 100 rats will live on one bushel of ,onrnrti,o pidc i, ,i,.lo ,.i.immjf u:.J.
sound corn a week, if it be fed with great
care at two feedings a day. A bushel
and a half of corn, fed once a day, will
bring them through, and wheat or rye
will go further than corn. When rats
have their "fullswinir" at corn in the bin
or grain in the mow, then the quantity
they eat is limited by their capacity;,
vf thn,r ni .,n ,t ,wi u.
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sides damaging aud gnawing much more.
Suppose there are 1,000 rats on a farm
aud this is no extravagant supposition
During the time they cannot get much
in the field, they will consume 10 bushel
of corn, or its equivalent, per "week.
Calling this period four
months, the a
consumed is 170
even at 75c per bushel, come3 to $175.
This loss is not apparent ; it is not all
corn, but it is hay seed, buckwheat, oats,
pig iced, egga, chickens, etc., and thus
divided around it is overlooked. The
number of rats in. any single locality is
almost always underestimated. They
live in families and send out scouts and
spies, which are the only rats seen, unless
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irri'Mi. 11:1 1 riv: rii i;ik fri ;irifi ;i nrrv:mi nm n
quietiy upon the watch trom early m the
evening, so that he is neither seen, norjpointed maidens" in various parts of the
rkty fl.rt.r n t nTfrtn c n r ti in . . . ....
scores, ana otten herce battles are wit
nessed. The rat does not see very well
by day, being a nocturnal animal, but his
hearing aud sense of smell arc very acute.
A rat will never jump higher than about
10 inches, but will climb rough walls,
posts, etc.. easily. American
Don't Drive the Eoys from Home;
Mothers who are disturbed by the noise
and untidiness of boys at home, must be
careful, lest by their reproaches they
drive their children from home in search
of pleasure. Thc Transcript gives a case
in point :
"There are those balusters all finger
marks again' said Mrs. Carey, as she
made haste with a soft linnen cloth to pol:
ish down the shining oak again. 'George'
she said, with a flushed face, as she gave
thc cloth a decided wrench out of thc ba
sin of suds, "if you go up these stairs a
gain before bedtime you shall be punish
ed." lI should like to know where I am to
go ?" said George, angrily. "I can't stay
in the kitchen, I am so in the way; and I
can't go in thc parlor for fear I will muss
that up; and now you say I can't go up to
my own room. I know a grand place
where I can go," he added to himself;
"boys arc never told they are in the way
there, and we can hove lots of fun. I'll
go down to Niles's corner. I can smoke
a cigar now as well as any body, if it did
make me awful sick the first time. I hey
' shall not laugh at me again about it."
j And so the careful housekeeper virtu
j ally drove hdr sob from her door, to hang
I abcut thc steps, and sit under the broad,
' inviting portico of the village grog-shop.
Do you think she gamed or lost i
A Secret of Youth.
There arc some women who cannot
irow old women who, without any spe
cial effort, remain always young and at
tractive. The number is smaller than it
should be, but there is still a sufficient
number to mark the wide difference be
tween this class and the other. The se
cret of this perpetual youth lies not iu
beauty, for somo women possess it who
are not at all handsome; nor iu dress, fori
they are frequently careless in this res-; tho purses are depleted, that they put up
pect, so far as the mere arbitrary dictates their bracelets, necklaces and watches aa
of fashion are concerned; nor in having ' wagers. Some of the femiuino gamcs
uothing to do, for these ever young wo-1 tors bse heavily, aud the desperate
men are always as busy as bees, and it is shifts no allusions to their wardrobe
very well known that idleness will fret ( to which they are put to conceal
people in old age and ugliucss faster than : their losses and replace them, must be
overwork. 1 fearfully demoralizing. A youug wo-
The charm, wo immagine, lies in a sun-; man, the daughter of ono of our "most op
ny temper neither more nor less, the uieut citizens, was pointed out to uie last
blessed gift of always looking on the Saturday iu the Park, as a notorious gam
bright side of life, and of stretching the bier, by one of her own sex, who in form
man tic of charity over every body's faults cd uic she had parted with nearly ono
and failings. It is not much of a secret, J hundred thousand dollars since she went
and wo have watched such with great in- to Saratoga, in July, and made her dot
tcrost, and a determination to report ing parents believe she had expended it
truthfully for the benefit of tho rest of in dross and chanty. The young woman'
the sex. It is very provoking that it is in question is very pretty, Trot nWe thasf
something, which cannot be corked up twonty;and no one regarding he? pnlc
and sold for fifty cents' a bottlo ; but as spirituello face, her soft blue eyes, and
thjs is impossible, why, the most of us gentlo and reserved manner, would innv
will have to keep on growing as ugly and gine she had fallen a victim' to onq-ojt&es;
disagreeable as possible, 'moat dangerous of vrces;- . "s Tr
! A Curims Story,
1 The following curious story
the New Frankfort Gazette:
A few days before the Grand Duke con-i
stantinc's last vist to Berlin, a commissioner
of thc Polish National Government arrived
there with a Swedish passport from Stock
holm. On presenting him self to his felkn
Sir Vou are R.n nffir.Pr- vnn hnv
1 scrved in the Polish arrm- and von intnml tn
murder the Grand Duke Constantinc Como
with me at once to the Polish Commissioner,
' 1 will have you arrested by the Prussian
police.'' The officer, a youncr man of 27, then
allowed himself to be taken to a hotel, and
" uo """"F ' a 1UU", w 1 vu roies
uiuuiuuu wuuru upon mm in turn, ineotn-
er officer was captured by nine or ten Poles
resident in Berlin, who had proceeded to thc
Uhooter was found on him. Annnrtnr nr
runway siaiiou lor mat purpose, anu a six-
hour afterwards the Grand Duke arrived at
the station, with thc brother of ihe King of
Prussia, and thc Prussian Ambassador, little
thinking that he owed his life to his moat
determined of enemies, the Poles.
Arming of the Fair Sex Great Sate of
"Six Shooters" to the Ladies, Etc.
When Miss Harris took the life of her
lover in the Treasury Department at
Washington, she inaugurated a system of
feminine warfare previously unknown to
society. That lady being exculpated
oy a wasnmgton jury, irom the pun-
. . 1 l 11 . . 1 .
isuuiuui usuanv attenuanc on the com-
isnment usually attendant on
mittal of crims. a nnmW of "cKm
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hand, determined to make their respec
tive erring "villians" tractable, by force
of arms, thus discarding their legitimate
method of warfare (the tongue) a
terrible enough weapon, one would sup;
pose. As a cousequencc of these exam
ples, a general arming of the fair sex i3
now everywhere taking place, and tho
gunsmiths are doing a brisk business.
Several pistol dealers in this city state
that during the past month they have
sold a large number of delicately finished
six shooters to determined looking young
ladies, and' in Chicago, 111., apetition waa
signed by a large number of respectable
citizens last week, which set forth the
danger incurred by allowing females in
that wideawake town to carry fire-arms,
which petition was presented to the Pol
ice Commissioners, with a request that
they immediately disarm the puguacious.
On Monday, as a Sun reporter was
walking through the Washington Parade
ground, in this city, he saw two young
ladie3 on one of the seats busily engaged
in comparing aud examining a brace of
pistols, one being a revolver of minute
dimension, the stock of which appeared
to be completely encased with pearl, the
barrels being beautifully polished. The
other was a single barrel, old fashioned
piece, stock of rosewood, of rosewood;
mounted with silver. These deadly ins
truments in the hands of such innocent
looking creatures made our reporter trem
ble, for in his mind's eye he saw another
Ilarriw, of Washington, Ould, of Rich
mond, or Beach, of Chicago. Young
men henceforth must "pop thc question"
quickly, or make their wills. At any
rate ho must be bold indeed who would
attempt to "break off thc engagement,"
and thus take thc chauces of being the
victim of an infuriated "lady shooter."-
New York Sun.
The extent to which gambling has be
came a passiou with fashionable females
is illustrated by what is related in a New
York letter, the writer of which says that
in Fifth Avenue, aud Fourteenth and.
Twenty-third streets, there are parties of"
ladies froni which the opposite sex arc
sternly excluded, when thc fair gamesters'
play until daylight for larjre stakes ; and
it not unfrequently happens that when