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VOL 1 24.
STROUDSBURGr, MONROE COUNTY, PA NOVEMBER 30, 1865.
Published bv Theodore Scisoch.
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ftx.cite i. the .hiBht.iy.eof ihe Ari.and onthe
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Tis but a little piece of bark,
From off that white birch tree ;
Yet pleasant memories of the past,
It calleth up to me.
The graceful waving boughs o'er head,
The moss grown rocks below, -
The fragrance of arbutus flowers
Yet moistened by the show ;
The rugged mountains slumbering near,
The sound of running streams,
The far off lake, that through tlie .top
Of distant forrests gleam ;
The violet dressed in heaven's own'blue,
The fern leaves spread above, ,
The noise of winds, the ongs of bifdf,
The thousand things I love.
Ah me! that little piece of bark
My heart with memory fills,
Of nature in her loveliness,
Amidst the granite hills.
Cast a Line for Yourself.
A young man stood listlcssty watching
nine anglers on a bridge. He was poor and
dejected. At last nppioaching a basket filled . And while the hours of early evening
with wholesome looking fish, he sighed: wore away the train thundered on, over
"If now I had these I would be happy, I ; miles and miles of level prairie ; past farm
coll tliom nt n fair nrico. and buv mc!!wu3cs nestled down among the trees and
food anH lodrinM'
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goou usii, sum nit: uwnur, wuu cimuueu iu
overhear his words, "if you will do me a trif
And what is mat: ' asiccu me oilier ea- (
"Onlv to tend this line till I come back, Ii
wish to go on a short errand."
The proposal was gladly accepted. Tho
fiiberman was gone so long that the young
man began to be impatient. Meanwhile the
hungry fish snapped greedily at the baited 1
hook, and the young man lost all his deprcs-
ion in the excitement of pulling them in,
.J h hnrl rniitrht n lnrtrC number. Count- i
ing out from them as many as were ,n the!
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bxskei ana preseuiing uicm 10 iiiu yuum umn,
the old fisherman said, "I fulfill my promise
from the fish you have caught, to teach you,
whenever you see others earning what you
rieed, to waste no time in fruitless wishing,
but to cast a line for yourself."
To Destroy Eats.
The Griffin (Ga.) Empire State aya that
& lady in that city, whose house became so
infested with these troublesome varmints,
gives the simple remedj7 of dissolving cop
peras in water, (make it strong.) and sprink
le ih the most prominent places, will nuke
them leave at a two-forty rate, and no mis-1
take. She tried it successfully and has not I pleasant to look upon, though shadowed
been troubled with rats or mice since. It; a !itl,le by the cares and responsibilities of
. . , , .- , ...u : 1 middle hie. The other showing worn
is fimple. and will not cost much to try iL , , . , . . ,. p
r ' (and white under the lamp light, grey
, ,, , , 1 hairs about the temples, lines upon the
Ifniiaconibeaisppndedhyapiceofthrcad.forchcadj decp Iitlcs aromj(J thel mout,K
to within half an inch of some water contain- Thc facc of au M inaIlj anJ yet h(J wa3
cd in a hyacinth glass, and so permitted . but thirty. His very voice had a curious
to remain without being disturbed, it will1 unnatural tone iu it as he said, still look
in a few months burst and throw a root down ! ing at the kindly eye "It's three years
into the water, and shoot upward its taper- ! since I heard from them. I have been a
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in? stem with beautiful green leaves. A '
young oak tree growing in this way on a
mantle-shelf of a room is a very interesting
Life. How small a portion of our life it!
ts that we really enjoy. In youth we are!
looking forward to things which are to come;
in old a-e we a.c looking backwards to'
tlilnfTc wli!Ti arp ornnfi nrjKl' in
lit . , j . 1 lot
although we appear indeed to be more occu-
: -.u.i- nnn iinoic I,'
pied with Zhings present, yet even this is too,
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often absorbed m vague determinations to be
va8Uy happy on some future day, when we
In the military district of Washington
there are 41 colored schools, with an attend-
m m mi 1 I
imceoJ4,B44 pupils. xnese scuoois are
upported by Northern societies.
A New-York jury has rendered a verdict
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ofSl 004, 75 against tire Independent Pel-
egraph Line for erroneous transmission of a
8,000 of the Navajoe Indians have agreed
to abandon their wild life and td'se'ttle onthe
Will be introduced a bill into the legis-
lature at the coming session, to prohibit th,
killing of all kinds of game for the nextfive
Reported broken the Allegheny Bank
Bcnk aU m Pennsylvania. !
Six thousand mink skins, worth $50,000
or niore than their weight in silver, have just
ocea orougni jaw ou raui oy uie.iiuu&uu
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BY MAKY J. AtLEX.
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It was a bitter cold night : one of those
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Y " q-U in a" '
jwllcn everything, animateand inanimate,
isccms t0 shrink and cower from the in-
!cns? ,cold' , T1,e very air was f"ll of icy
particles which one was forced to draw
. n wiin every breath ; and when the moon
. in with every breath ; and when the moon
ircse, round and clear and bright, aud the
I nnnH n.t .Til. !i . . .
n.uu mmu up viiui u, peneirating every
crack and crevice, no matter hoWminute,
the passengers by the night express gath-
cred closer to the stove, crowding and
juauy cacn oincr, as even well-bred peo-
1 pie win sometimes do, m their
1 All but one man, who sat
; nimseii near the door, a tal man, wrap-
1 in .
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or of his cap drawn low over his eyes
deep dark eyes, with a strange expression
in them such eyes as a man might have
j who had been fated to stand for a time on
: the borders ot Hell, and havmr seen
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; must bear with him through hie the uiciu
, ory of its horrors.
j He sat there quietly enough, taking
; little heed, apparently, of what was going
I on about him. All the evening h,c had
;sat so, seldom moviug, not speaking, only
jouce, when he had given up his comlort
sable seat near the lire to a poor looking
; woman, with a child in her arms, and
j himself taking this one farther back: and
, the passengers, noticing the little act of
! politeness, aud observing his dress as well,
: decided that he was "a soldier on his way
a veteran, probably, aud then
dropped him out of their thoughts.
I burns and corn cribs ; past little groups of
! dwellings with their home lights shining
The man by the window watched them
as they flitted by, an eager hungry look
coming into his eyes. Was he thinking
or a nousc ai 1110 end or his journey,
where the lamps were lighted by this
ti,uc' aud tlircc f:iees, sad enough now,
would grow suddenly bright at his com
ing f I do not know. The conductor
came in presently, bringing a little of the
keen outer air with him. lie paused
wjth i,js )antj on tie 0f the seat jn
which the soldier sat, smiling down into
the gloomy eyes lifted to his face as he
"W5 slla11 e at M. in eleven minutes.
"les, thank bod !'
Home ! Did Conductor Ilines know
all that word meant to the man sitting
there so quietly 1 He thought he did ;
thought he could understand his feelings
for he himself had served three years as a
soldier, and well remembered the home
sickness, the weary waiting, the longing
that grew almost insupportable some
times for one glimpse of dear faces left
Something of this he said in his earn
est way, still standing there, his hand on
the back of the seat. The soldier grasp
ed it, and the two looked steadily into
each other's eyes.
Two faces so very, very unlike. One
prisoner eiguieeu mourns ai caisoury.
What a story was outlined the details
will never be known till the great day of
Remembrance, when the secrets of all
prison houses shall he revealed, and the
black record of Southern cruelty be shown
un f0 tue .raze 0f angels and men. Eigh
teen months! They had done the work ;
of eighteen years on the once powerful
frame of this man whose whole heart :
seemed centered now iu the one thought ,
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Home! Who can tell how blessed
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thoM d aJ(1 weekg and njonths o.
Lerinir torment, when' hone and courage
n0nn,r inrn.Ant wl.on hnm on,! nnr.
jand manly fortitude alike gave way be
to....0 "--"m " ""- """"
fore the horrors of the situaiion, and
linrrnrH nf t in s r.n:il on nH
brave men who had looked death in the
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rank- now wnen came in me orm or
slow starvation. But they lived through
it-some of them-this Mark Ilydcr a-
nintiir tho rist
w on the platform of the
J si(e a ow
roofed, dingy little building, dignified by
the name of a station. The station-mas-
ter st00(j there, his lamp iu his hand,and
beside him a mau and a boy waiting to
et on the train. The man on the plat-
form did not glance ouce at them, nor at
the group of a dozen houses on a hill-side
to the left, though he had many friends
there when he went away. He was look-
inr off across the fields to where, a mile
away, a single light glowed steady as a
'Chri ti up yet Likely enough
she's thinking o? L this minute," voice
and hand both trembled with excitement
as he turned up the collar of his over
coat for protection against, the wind that
olr.., K;tn-.i. ..!! nnmcc tho
tamo oinsjimg, uiutnv tum, nwwu
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bit of open country.
A friendly Land was laid on bis shoul-'ards the station, in the same path he had
der as he turned away, and a friendly come over less than an hour before. The
voice said, "Good night, comrade. God wind was in his face now, the bitter pier
glVe YOU a liannV llOIllfi-nnmlnnr " Tllfln mno- ronton cnnf.iorl tn nnnofr-itn thn
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the hand was irone from his shnnlrW t.h
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traVashped on'and the so,dicr struck
out cheerfully across the fields, steering
straight for the 'light which glowed stead-
ily in the distance. The air was still hi -
tin- cold, but he did not feel it. How
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should he when his heart was a-glow ?
should he when, his heart was a-glow ?
"It's earlv vet hardl V nicrlif. T Allflll
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una uiem all up. Dear Ubristie I what
will she say, I wondor."
No shadow of doubt or fear dimmed
the eager joy of anticipation ; no thought
of, always Christie.
. uuw juuimar iue oui gace iookco, ano
the bars beyond. He would not go iu
that way, though j the gate used to creak,
he remembered, and he wanted to sur -
prise them wanted to surprise them
wanted, ton. to rrf nnn Inn!.- nt. hon nil
wanted, too, to get one look at them all of a locomotive broke the stillness, start- weighing about three hundred and fifty without being uncomfortably hungry; if
before he made his presence known. ling the echoes far and neur. But mark pouuds. During the war he was an ac- the cakes were omitted, he felt obliged
Ihe blinds were un. aud the linht shone Rvdm did nor. mnvo. Hm! h t'nmnttnn tiva .m.l i;v,n.,i v;r,,i r. ..r ! t t..i- i..i. ..t i..
full in his eyes as he approached thc win -
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dow, stepping lightly that no footfall
might betray him. Nearer and nearer
till he stood close to the sill.
What a pleasant room it was with its
pretty carpet aud burnished stove and
the picturesi on the walls. A little boy
sat with his book and slate beside the
lamp. That was Eddie, studious Eddie,
and the pink checked child who leaned
on his knee was baby Flow. A woman
sat in a rocking chair before the stove
a fair young woman with Christie's face
and smile, aud Christie's baud of dark
But who was thc man beside her, who
held her hand in such a confident, lover
Itke way, aud even bent down to kiss her,
right there in the broad light, before the
children, before the very eyes of the hus
band whose presence none of them sus
pected ' In God's name what did it
Mark liyder clenched his hand and
took a step nearer the door, but stopped
as a voice that thrilled to his heart, as it
had done so often before, said. "Come
Floy, Eddie, it's time for little folks to go
to bed." The younger child came obedi
ently, aud the man standing outside saw
this other man catch her out of the moth
er's and swing her high above his head.
while the little oue laughed and shouted in
glee, and Christie said pleadingly, "Please
don't, husband, it makes me afraid to see
you throw her up so."
The mystery was growing clear now.
The moonlight fell on a white convuls
ed face, and the angels seeing it, must
have pitied the man. I here was none
other to pity ; no kindly human face or
voice, only the remembrance of the con
ductor's face which stayed by him some
how, and the words that curiously enough
recurred to his miud now, "God give you
a happy home coming." He uttered no
syllable of reproach, only the words that
were almost a cry. "Oh, Christie !
Even at this moment of bewilderment
and torture the wronged husbaud saw
clearly how the wrong had beeu done.
He had been reported dead, and Christie,
a timid, dependent woman always, had
married again. She had been married
many months his eyes told him that
and ho could not bring shame and disgrace
on her. Another train would pass in two
hours. He would take it and go far a
way, back to the army, perhaps, anywhere,
it did not matter, and she should never
know but that he was really dead. It
be would best so.
Oh, Christie ! if you had only known
whose eyes looked upon you that night !
Whose uoselfish heart was plauning for
you, placing your future peace aud well
being before his own craving hunger tor
home-happiues3 and children's love.
hen Mark Ryder glanced again tow-l
ards the window, the strange man had
moved aside, out of his range ot vision,
and he saw only Christie sitting there
Ilur C'1U ia ,jer .,aP. wnuc iiU-
uiu icnuiiu kjii kin: ai in ui vui; v,iiaii.
Home, and wife, aud children all,
that he had hoped and
through three years of absence and e.gh-
teen months ol captiv.ty-be Ore his eyes,
w,thIn ns reach. at last: thn)k. U0,1C
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"1KU M"u uvv- tt"
ted to become a wanderer. Oue long
never see a-
L-aiu this side ol heaven then he . turn-
He f '"d on the fence to get
over when a. dog came out of a keuuel
near by growling savagely. "Bruno's a
good ieljow) 1Jearinr his namc in that
voice, the knew his mastc'r and sprang
up with a quick, glad whine, licking the
Jlaad lhat tressed his shaggy head and
the face that bent down close for an in-
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stauc, as me man Kiieu on one Kuee up-
ou uie rrozen grouuu, uis aiius uuum luu
"You will see them all to-morrow old
fe low-Christie and Eddie and baby
Floy but I shall never see them again
until I meet them up yonder. They'll
never know that I have been here to night,
and you can't tell them, can you ? You'll
keep" my secret, and whe,all the rest
have forgotten, my dog will remember,
No you must not follow. Back, I say,
IIHni nut nnk- hunk nnce as he went
h-anr cf rnirrli. nn norofs thfi fiplnR -tOW-
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nvoronnt cn .t;ii, nMll.nr, 1,,'n, t,.,..u
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aud throuSh- He "hircred at first and
shrank as it swept 6ver him, but after a
while he did not feel it so much.
1 It must be gettiug late, he thought: he
was -nttinc, vnrv filp-nvW!.IH.r Wr
and slower, pausing once as the mournful
and slower pausing once
linivl nf n Ant full nn h
his ears. "Poor
liruno. lie's grieving for me. JNobudy
else'll grieve. Nobody else knows or
cares. It's strange what makes me so
I mustsit down here and
jbis face in his hands, he sat quietly. Not
asieep, ror ne neard still the howling ot
the dog, but it sounded to him miles and
miles away. His senses were getting
; dulled, his faculties benumbed.
An hour passed two then the shriek
of ft !nfnmnf; rr..L- ti. ,:nnn..n
Had he forgotten
that he meant to take this train ? When
daylight came he was sitting there still,
Jjater in the morning Uhnsties hus-
oauo coming down through this very held,
paused at the sight of a man in uniform,
sitting there in that dejected attitude.
"Are you sick, sir? Can I help you
But the soldier did not look up or speak,
A strauge fear fell upon the questioner,
Ile came nearer and gently lifted the sol-
dier's head, pushing back the cap that
shaded the white, white forehetid aud the saddle, going from place to place. Until
closed eyes. within a few years hu w.is his own account-
"Dead ! Frozen to death with help so ant aud his owu banker, and strauge as
near ! This is terrible !" " it may seem, kept no books, trusting en
No slightest glimmering of the truth tirely to his memory, which never failed
dawued upon his mind. He had never him. In physical labor he excelled in
seen Mark Ryder, and to a stranger's eyes every department.
this pale face, turned up mutely to the With a common hand sickle he has
winter sky, bore liitle resemblance to thc been known to reap bind and shock sixty
picture he had seen Christie kiss So he dozen bundles of wheat in a day. Far-
with reverent touch, they lifted the poor
pallid image of what had been a strong,
Invincr nt'tn 'irifl linrn t in ta n o. vnr-f
ni:m.':inri horn if. fo th nn-irncf
Iwun. An.l th n,rBnrfl tl...f..
, -v.w -v
AUa thG !1LWS SnrflJlf t h:it. :i lioud
soldier-a stranger-evidently a passen-
ger from one of the night trains, was ly-
ing at Dr. Furcells house, awaiting a cor-,
ouers inquest. :
hat impulse was it that prompted
her two little ones by the hand, and go
down there? Her husbaud met her at
a.iuvii., t.n uu UIUIU ui IV, LU UIKU
the door with an awe-struck face.
nn rvltn K.l L-nn.,. M..rt-T-ri.r i,.wi
..u ..un uiiiu ii ui ik ii j uuu ic-
cognized the body, and one alter another
his old neighbors had also recognized it.
They would have kept her away then, but
she only said, "I must see it," and putting
aside their detaining hands she stepped
into the room.
Spite of grey hairs, spite of worn fea
tures and altered look, she knew him in
stantly. She did not faint nor cry out, but just
knelt dowu beside the low bed where they
laid him and dropped her head on
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his shoulder, kissinr his cold lios that
would never again thrill under the pres
sure of hers, calling him by name :
-'Mark, Mark, my love, my husband !"
and the neighbors standing there lifted
up their voices and wept.
Iu his pocket they found his papers
transportation ticket aud discharge and
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for his de ar ones a shawl lor Christie, a
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music box for Eddie, and a doll for baby
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bloy. Ihe gilts had reached their desti-
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nation but, alas I lor the giver.
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tender and faithful unto death, do you
know, in that ''better country" in which
you dwell, how one walks the earth
for the sake of you, longing on
ly for the time wheu '-This mortal shall
put on immortality, and the little house
hold band be gathered in an uubroken
circle once more.
Rauch, of the Reading Daily Record, !
us facetiously, sums up the result of the
n!n,.nc Ac, rnnl it. i u-nll venr. .
thy of being preserved for further refer-icd
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prayed for Uicpuhhcan States. Democratic States.
C a". ei'An' Maine. Berks county,
liichmond township, .
Perry township, j
New Haveu, Conn.,
v.". 7. '.'
Ohio. - -
J est A irginia,
The proprietor of a cotton null put this
notice on his factory gate : "No cigars
or good looking men admitted." In ex-
planation, he said "The one will set a
flame agoln' among
among my gals I won t . such d m
erous thiugs into lUY osiauiiBuiwu'
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riHK IS tOO Creat.
Jacnli StraWn, tht Illinois Earner.
Jacob Strawu, of Jacks Miville, Illi
nois, died suddenly, on the 24th ult.
Startiugin farming and ca'tle buying
at an early age, with a cap tal of fifty
cents in silver, 3Ir. Strawn came to be the
king farmer of the West. His acres
spread over almost whole counties, and
it was no unreal thini; for him to sow a
field ol wheat or plant corn over a space
twice the size of a German kingdom.
He had sheep and kine upon a thous
and hills, or would have had if the
hills had beeu there. He built nret-
J ty much the whole of the village of
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Jacksonville ; he represented his district
the time of his death, embraced nearly
iio.UUU acres, worth at least 1,500,000 I
without improvements. He was twice!
married, aud leaves seven sons and one !
. In person he was a Daniel Lambert,
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tive and liber.-ll frifind. :inrl sunnnrMnt nf
the Union cause. Manv intp.rriir.' in.
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cidents have been related respecting
him, among which arc the following:
If e began life for himself by raising six-
teen acres of wheat, which he traded for
sixteen steers, which he sold at a profit.
After this he dealt mainly in cattle. He
was a rapid talker and a keen judge of
human nature, a prompt actor, kuew how
to drive a bargain and always made mou-
ey. He seldom came to town, was busy
every moment, aud was always in the
more than one man iu thousands could
perform. In earlier days he carried large
en me nt ..,..u,r f I,;.,
on mo rl m.vn.... 1. 1.. 1 "
vy 1 uiwu O Ul'WUU II 11 IfvJlQIJU, llllU Uli
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spvornl tw-iuiano hia ifrt t,r.. ..ttft.imtfl.1
as he rode along through the country! At
one time, near Alton, he was attacked by
W'a WVVMWI'MjJ IIIO f IIO tli-LI, III 1 CKJ'l
three robbers, whom he thrashed and put
to flight with his cattle whip.
' ? as
a man of wonderful muscle and activity.
lie VUUIU CUIIU UVUI UIU IMgllUSt ICIICC
by merelyvplaeing one hand on the top
rail, and on one occasion he cau-ht ai
infuriated bull bv the horns who was
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uimij;iUp ju Ittiu 111 ilU UjJUU UC1U, ailU i
throwing him on his back completely
subdued the animal.
The Way of the World.
There goes a virtuous aud houest man.
Who cares Nobody looks at him or
cares a fig how he looks or dresses. I
Here passes a man of wealth. The'
old ladies run to the window. 'Who?'1
j 'Where V 'How does he dress V He is a
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world did he make so much C 'lie
dosen't look as if he was worth a penny.'
This is the way of the world. Every-
body gazes with admiration upou the rich
wuue mey turn away irom virtuous po-
verty. Let a man make ten thousand
dollars, and he is a gentleman, every inch
of him. Everybody has a kind word aud
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be poor and houest. and no one knows
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you. Men and women have heard of such
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a name as yours, and you may live at
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their elbow, but they are not certain
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and live at the mile
. t -it 1 r t -it
post, and your neighbors and friends wi
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line the heart of the city. All would
know where you lived and point a Strang-
er to the very door.
We repeat such is the world. Gold
en vice is caressed, while bumble virtue
Will the time never never come when
u,u " . virtue
?nd despised for their vices, rather than
men shall be uonored tor their virtues
G caressed ror meir ricues auu condemn
A;r tl,eir poverty ? Everybody i.
words, censures the idea or honoring th
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rich because they are rich, and yet such
are tho rej,uIati()lls of pociel t,BJt eve,.y.
body doe humble in his manners and
feelings in the presence of the 'upper t
thousand.' As long as the ladies w
associate with the voluptous rich and shun
the virtuous poor, so long will vice be
considered no dis-iracc, and wealth will
pay for the sacrifice of virtue.
That Awful Child.
Children and fouls speak the truth, as
thc following incident helps to show :
I, with 'suveral others, was taking tea
with a lady friend. The conversation
turned upon intemperance. The lady
expressed her abhorrence of the habit,
and was very proud to say that her hus
band had never beou under thc influence
of liquor. The lady's son, a little four-year-old,
sitting at the foot of the table,
upon hearing this assertion, and wishing
to refresh his mother's memory, called
'Oh, ma-! don't you remember when
pa came home drunk, and you wouldn't
aleep with him ?" The effect may be
A driver of a coach in Texas, stopping
to get some water for tho youug ladies in
thc carriage, being asked what he stop
ped for, replied "I am wateriug my flow
ers.' A delicate compliment.
An old beau, formerly well-known in
Washington City, was accustomed to eat
but oue meal in twenty-four hours; if af
ter this, he had to go to a party and taktf
a second dinner he ate nothing at all the
next day. He died at the age of seventy
years. A lady of culture, refinement and
unusual powers of observation and conj
parison, became a widow. HoA'tp.pA fVnm
i afflueuce to poverty, with a large family
or small cniidren dependent on her ma
nual labor for daily food, she made a
variety of experiments to ascertain what
articles could be purchased for the least
j money, and would, at the same time ""-o
quiet for a longer time than aftdr" eatin
any other kind of food.
A distinguished jud-c 0f the United
States District Court observed that when
he took buckwheat cakes for breakfast
be could sit on the bench the whole day
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I to talfA :i lnnnli iTimif nn.nn Unol-l.oof
1 cakes am imivpra il fc.rnrWn nf h
1 Ilk IIH, IIIU-
ter breakfast table, and scientific fa-
I vestigation and analysis have shown that
, they abound in the heatforming principle,
hence nature take's afray our appetite fo?
them in summer.
Exposing the Cotton.
A feminiue rebel, a Memphisian and
widow, who shall go by the name of Mrs.
C was recently going up the river
on a Cairo packet, when j-he got into
an exciting di.-cus.-ion with Col. S.
on the subject ol the war. It took place
in the ladies' cabin and soon bromrhr n.
round them a crowd of eager listeners
! She poured whole broadsides of sarcasm
into the Col., who received them with
his characteristic good humor. The clos
ing scene of the di.,eussion is giving by
my informant as follows:
lou may overrun the whole south,'
, U' 7?U may burn .ur t0'v.nf
: X Zm. P,a"Ul,on3'. Im,lm kl11
i on, c nm arm
uul ""Jshu squirrel
CHIT hnvs With innirrnl ntlo tt.
. J . 1 .wo uui auub
f""f;.a.n PV,nef e QI every stump
l" .! ,,a" ? l. , ) !,atf I", j0 1 ,en '
! u ir' V I u , cahC
we win oe compelled to call out and arm
enough of your negroes to surround all
' iil 1 1 ......
f. f 3 I acompiished all
nen we-hc wn the south, will
r' ' reuerai oayonots
i ou u.ire not do mat niauani.
'Why not, sir V
"For the simple reason, madam, it is
unlawful. Your Confederate Congress
has made it unlawful for you to expose
your cotton to the Federal forces."
Ihe lady suddenly retired, while the
listeners laughed nnro:irifnW
Joke on a Husband,
The Bedford rind.i FnilnniW ,-
that one of the merry wives of that place
P,lled a pracuci joke on her husband,
hv i:vino- t W r o e,-. Kfi : '
fant of six months, done up in a basket
and left on the front doorstep with a
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note informing him that he was the fath-
re of the child, and must support it.
The iudi?naut husbaud sw.ire rnnnrllv
that it was not his, but saw the joko
fiuallv when he found thn
One of our most fashionable hair-dressers
tells thc following good story : An
old Quaker lady was standing at her
couuter, when a gay young girl came in
to engage a hair dre.s for the eveniu.
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ii v uiuci iiuiiicwiv, j'uYluiT SUU
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wanted a halt dozen "rol s and butterfly
n tnn n-.. .r... ...., A
the blttck UIl ,ont of .. , am
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cuuiuji Him au injuuciiuu 10 senu aioug
auy quantity of "rats, mice, and cata
ract." ''Poor child ?" said the old lady,
compassionately, looking after her as she
departed, '-what a pity she has lost hef
A man in New Orleans who in 1S35
gave a soiree that cost 325,000, is now a
dependent on the kinduess of his friends.
At the party alluded to the very floors
over which the dancers moved were cov
ered with scenic painting", the work of
the most acc(iiiiplihcd artist then in New
Orleans, and in the saloon where gamin"
tables were arranged stood two tables, ono
filled with bank notes aud the other with
g.dd, for the use of those guests who
were unfortunate with the fickle goddeas.-
A Question for Lawyers.
A newspaper" correspondent, having
lately visited the Siameesu twins, put thtf
fo". owing question : "
Should Chang, one of the twins, in--Iringe
thc law by something worthy. qf
death how should he be punished and
justice be satisfied, if it could not be with
out the death of the innocent?
A young tyro in declamation in a
neighboring seminary, who had been told
by his teacher that he must gesturee-ac-cording
to sense, in commencing a rpiece
"The corhcS lifts its Cory tail"
lifted hia coat tail to a horizuutofposi
tion. Dr. E. A. Lud wig's paper at Scranton
has been discontinued. lleaaouftxiH
out. by th Sheriff.
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