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VOL. VII.] WINNSBORO, S. C., WE DNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1871. [NO.18
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"Her cheek had the pale pearly pink
Of sea-shells, the world's sweetest tint, as
She lined, one half might deem. on roses
In silver dews."
On a broad piazza in front of a
stately mansion-on - street in the
cityof M--,stood a nan over whose
white brow thirty years had . oast
their lights and shadows and left no
trace behind. The high noble fore.
head from which the raven looks were
carelessly thrown, was as smooth as
an infaut's and the dark liquid eyes
revealed no sigo of sin or shamo in
their unfathomable depths. A silken
board of glossy blackness almost con
oealed the aristocratic mouth and
chin, but now au-l than as he spoke
earnestly, o.13 jould sce gloams of
white teeth in all their array of inag.
nificence. A Roman nose of great
beaurt3 , i snile Af ineffable sweetness4,
a vi'ice peculiarly musical and a figure
of perfect symme.try consti:ued but
haif of the a- t. action.- of Gera ld Ciif.
ton. Those who knew iis webieultivatted
mind, his grand iutellect, his enter
taining coinvers.itional powers and
arhos e ill, his auiable dsp'sinon,
fo.go hi.is personal appearane in ad.
miirati.,n, of his mnert al qualities.
By his side, sCemingly in eairnest
thoughAit, stood a radiantly beatutiful
girl of eighteen suiiers, her grace
ful form restiig ag:.inst one of the
marble colttums of the piazz k and her
queenly head drooping upon her
swan.-ik omk, as her blue e:. e
studlie- i 1,n :a rrow, mzroon beam ii that full
through the virn.nrothd lIt- i.e
upon I ie . lii ,l11r. 11 m i if..
goleni-haired, M ud-, B v- i V.
pondiering 11 questionr of if M 4.'o s
impoirt no-a quen'or, whisi....wer
1,hott1ldt affec1t r h<- w4 : I 4) i ,
divid uls, the ma1 - ' !.. H who
haid asked her to heronx K .- 'I"
the mother of his two or pthrer ot
and her own sweet self. S. w -a
beautiful picture to ecotemphor . aid
to him w ho looks upon h. r, r hroug h
the intenseo light of a deep aiid Ub
sorbiig love she seemed, with ier an.
gelie countenanee, her i >wy dr.,pi.
ry floatirg around bar nad her tuwny
curls gently floating in the soft ind
perfumed summer breeze, like an airy
visitant from a holier sphere, some
thing too pule and ethereal for man
to love, a creature to be worshipped
fron afar. And yet Iis heart's most
earne.ot desire was to have her at his
own fireside, to have her administer
to his wants, to those of his mother,
loss boy and girl, to hive her smil<
upon and cheer him through all the
vicissitudes of life.
"Dear Gerald,'' said Maude, it
answver to the question previously ask
ed, "1 cannot consent to mnarry you
now arid spontd thrat year in Europe
You must go alone arid leave nrc t<
better qjualify myself for the positioni
of stepmother. In fact, Gerald, yet
have no idea how I rihrink fromt suet
a responsibility-children never lik<
stepmothers, stepmothers never like
their stepchildren, the relantionshi1
is too unnatural entirely. I do net
believe that heaven ever smiles upoc
it. I fear that instead of being th<c
gentle dove to bring tire olive branch
of peace to your hiome, I should creat<
. "Maude," said Clift.on with a dis.
appointed air, "yeu miake a greviour
mistake ; rombe your own sweeh
and amiable disposiction, so well cal
eutated to inspire with affeetion tbh
easily imtpressed hrearts of innocent
little children. I foel sure that nma
Arthur and Rose would love you a'
y out first interview and you could
lecad themir ever theoreaifter by a silkei
cord. I know if mry gentle Liliar
could deseend froma her abode amnont
thre just made perfect, and~ have
voice in thre selectiont of a mocther fo
her children, shre would approve o
mry obtoice aind bless your efforts t<
brightecn the lives of ther darlings. I
loved mry sweet wife and we live(
happily togethrer, but she did nto
on hier deathbed doom metr to a lone'
anid cheerless existenice."
Th'le girl looked up with tier blue
eyes letiitful of tears and said in gent
'-Gerald, I bless you for speaking at
affectionately of your jilinn. .1 wouh(
not marry a manr whlo would tell me
that he did nrot love his first wife.
shouhld feel conrfidenat that he woult
say thre satme thring to a third abou
myself if the ropportunity was afforded
But I have another objce:ion. You
mrother whro hras thre care of the chil
diren at prosent, is, lain told, violent
ly opposed, to your marrying again.'
Gerald looked slightly annoyed.
~"My dear mother," he said, "has be
old fashionable prejudiceJ -hutea sim
tIle glance of yours, my precious
Maude, would overcome her scruple
and molt all their icicles that have
boon forming in her naturally warm
heart for years. She feels the ucoes
sity now of having some one to guide
and instruct the children, and is plead.
Ing with me daily to procure a gover
ness to take charge of then."
Maude looked up with sudden in.
spiration, while her eyes glowed like
stars and her cheeks burned redly,
but - she calmed herself and said
"You must make your tour to
Europe alone, my aunt cannot spare
me yet. At the expiration of a year
if your mother has withdrawn her op.
position and your children are will
I will becone your wife, but I tel
you, Gerald, I am not equal to the
undertaking iow." .
. Gerald Clift'n' looked gloomy and
sadly disheiart ined but Maude's word
was.. as - immutable as the . laws
of . the. ldes nd - Persians,
no amiUOunb of persuasion could
induce her to alter her determination,
so he was obliged to content himself
with her unsatisfactory answer and
start on his bus;ness tour alone. The
morning after his departure for Trans.
Atlantic shores, Beverlyand her aunt,
Mrs. Ashton, wore closeted in earnest
conversation fur the space of an hour.
Maude besought a favor with tears,
prayers and entreaties, which her
nuit at first refused positively but
finally grainted, expostulating with
her ali the time, and declaring her
conduct to be most reprehensib l.
On the shore of the dark
blue sea stood a quaint old
house built of solid masonry with
steep roof, upon which opened dor
mer windows ; gable eida, the one in
front being surtnounted by weAth
er-coock of gigantic proportions, which
swung eternally in the strong sea.
breeze, and tall chimneys, overarehed,
that rose above the roof like gloum)
sentinels upon guard, to protect the
dwelling and its inmates. A few out
buildings of dark red brick were sit
uated in the rear; the whole yard was
surrounded by a substantial wall and
the windows of the building, which
was situatesd upon a geitle emi
noe, c-o.uauded an admnirible vic.v
-t th.: whit-Japped Atlantio, while
the ears u the occupantst were ever
fili.d %niah its we ernal thuiderings.
Upon the )tbbly beach, gatt.e.ing
.-eii. n, ea. ingo them awiy, strayed
t tiv, eiidIrii titani in han -d - -a
mf.ads'mate, d rk browed boy of oix
a h0Otiifu i.l - ved girl of four.
By a wnoww within the mansaion, sat
a -ntely oid lad), se ..ingly a ,eve
geterian, w i. b gI say loids of black
sli i flinsting sruwid tier and a till
ed cnp .f dazzling wbitenes. upon her
moh g-y lhis. These were the
nlother and children of Gerald Clifton
a .d thi,. was his hoie by the sea.
The lady's meditations were interrup.
ted by the sound of wheels and pres.
ently a vehicle was driven rapidly up
to the gate in the wall. The coach
man dismounted and assisted a slen.
der girl, robed in a traveling suit of
silver hued poplin to alight and enter
Mrs Clifton advanced to the door
and welcomed the new governess,
who introduced herself as Miss Clare
Rivers while a scarlet blush mantled
her cheeks anid her rose-leaf lipt
quivered alightly. Mrs. Clifton
scanned attentively this stranger who
had come to be a guide and itistrue.
tress to her youthful grand children,
in answver to her adver-tisement. She
beheld an attractive girl, with a corm.
plexion as pure as Pasrian marble,
with shining bands of silken hair
wound around an emipress-like head,
eyes of cerulean blue, no~se as perfect
as that of any statuesque 'Greek
maiden and teeth like a line of pearl
between rows of corals. She wore an
a rtnor of sweet dignity arnd looked
modest and unasupning. .He1r brave
eyes did'uot quail during the old
lady's keen sorutiny'but a far-away,
yearning look catnue into themi, a ten.
der, dreaming light, as if' she had
penetrated the pearly mist of bywgone
years and haid seen her anagel-mother,
as she appeared in other days, with
the warmi sunlight of earthly love ir
radiating her countenance. Mr.
*Clifton was apparently sa'tisfied with
her searching gaze into the wind ows ci
the girl's soul for she clasped hs
haald warmly and said kindly.
"Welcome, my dear, to our wild
sea-washed home and If you do not
tire of the waters, 'constant boomnin~
arid the wild caroling of the winds
- we shall be glad tu have you'witl
Clare thanked her gracefully ani
after exchanging a few pleasant wordi
3 retired to her apartmnent preceded b~
- an ebony Venus who had been' aum
moned to conduct her thither.
>fThat night at the supper-tabl<
I Clare was introduced to her charges
upon both of whom she made a favor
able impression and ever after, the2
I were as wax in her bands and .easil2
Smouldod to her firm but gentle will
.The next morning her duties began
she wvent to wvork with such zeal tha
she won the admiration and fiall,
-the affection of Mrs. Clifton.'
Weeks passed rapidly amway, Clar<
tanght the children, read to them
r rehearsed stories for theii- benefit
walked-with them for their gratifioa,
tion, upon the white strand, in tbc
rosy dawn and during the solemn
twilight. She never forgot. those
golden hours so fraught with happi.
ness to her and to the ebildren who
had learned to love her with so much
devotion. Clare assisted Mrs. Clifton
to perform hewr household duties, read
to her at night after the children
had retired, conversed. with her when
ever the old lady seeme.d disposed
to be loquacious and endeared her.
self to her by a thousand delicate at
tentions. Mrs. Clifton often spoke to
Clare of her absent son and it ploaued
her to see how much interest the
young girl manifested in the wonderer.
She spoke too of her regret that her
son had chosen for his second wife, a
fashionable belie who was wholly un,
acquainted with the arts of housekeep.
ing and who would be no fitting help
meet for her active and edergetic
son. On one occasion she said ; .
"My dear Clare, if Gerald could
have seen and loved you I would
have cheerfully given my consent
to a union between you, but I shall
never welcome a haughty and aristo
eratic, and I might add, a heartless
votary of fashion to this house as
mother to Gerald's children, for I
fear they would be cruelly neglect
Clare was a dreamer and spent
many moments watching the deep blue
heaving waters and listening to
their weird music. It was
an intense deli;ht to her to
see the sun sink into thcsea, to view
the gossaier cloud< as they floated in
the sea ->f eh.er above and to picture
to her.lf the bright. joys in store for
her. She only indulged in these
thouyt hs when she was at leisure and
when thie children weret enigaged in
sports of their owan. The girl grew
more radiantly beauliful every lay ;
a winning smile ever wreathed her
sweet lips and a glad light ever glowed
in her blue eyes. Mrs. Clifton wrote
often to her son of th charming gov
erness, of her beauties and giaces.
The children also sent many nesak
ges and in all of thuem were nenmiuLs
bestowed upon their teacher, and
Gerald Cliftoi in a foregu land was
jealous that any woman except his
own Miude, should be so beloted by
hii mother and ohildreu. But all
things have an end, so did Gerald'syear
in Europe. One bright June
afternoon, Mrs. Clifton went to meet
Clare and the childreu as they return.
ed fromt a stroll on the beach, with an
open letter in her hund and eleqtrified
hem with the news that Gerald had
anded on Ameriean shores and would
bet at horme early the following week.
10xtene.iv lreparations were made and
Claret mered into them with heart
felt j sy but suddenly, the day before
his return t announced her intention of
going home to iflend a couple of
months, as it was time for the chil
drens' summer vacation. Ni rs. Clif.
ton entreated her to remain but Clare
avowed her anxiety to see her friends
arid departed to the chagrin of the
old lady, who had secretly hoped
that her son might be won fron his
allegiance to Maude. The childrer
were lost without their teacher and
missed her sadly.
Gerald came home, bright and hand
some, greeted his mother and ehil
dren affectionately, heard them eulo
gize the governess, entreated hit
mother to become reconciled to r
union between hiimsehf arid Maudn
and to prepare the children to lovt
her, then hastened on the wings ol
love to his betrothed. Maudle, he
witching ars ever, gave him a cordial
reception and pretending to have over
eome her scruples about marrying- it
opposition to 'his mother's wishes
gave her oonsentto an early wedding.
Gerald purchased arid (itted up ar
elegant house in town but' Maude in,
sisted upon spending the honby moon
in the house on the sa-s~hore and]
Gerald ,with maany iisivings, carried
her thit her.
Mrs Cliftbn with a solemnon counten
anice and the ch'ildren with tears ir
their eyes were waiting to give her
a cool reseption. Imagine thoiu
surprise when they behold leaning or
the arni" of Mr. Clifton, not pro'ud
and haughty Maude Beteorly, bul
gentle Clare Rivers. Deep was thlil
rejiicing and it was some time befort
they could'he inade to understan(
that Maude had taken thaut meoanst<
win their affections and' that Maud,
and Clare were really one and thi
agune. When the light dawned upot
Gerald's soul, lie blessed his wife, hi
love for her becatie deeper and holie
arnd she was evetnnore the angel o
A speial telegram fram WVashing
ton to tihe WVorld, says a grant
scheme for gobbling up Mexico is or
foot. General Joseph E. Johnston~i
spoken of as the militarI leader of th<
enterprise, and Generals Rosencran
arnd Logan are connected with it. I
iscamdthat Juarcz, with quite
number of trusted public mon o
Mexico, favor the move:
In Robertson county, Tennesse<
they have a mule onrt four years oh
that is seventeen hands high, clove
;feet in length, seven feet in girth
Iand still growing.
UNICA o IN ASHES.
GRLAT LOSS OFI LIFE.
TEN THOUSAlND BUUDINIS DESTROYED,
ON llUNDIIIUJ AND .FI'fl TIIOUSAND
LOSS ESTIOIATED AT FIFTY MILLIONS.
THE FiRE STILL RAGING.
CUicA0o,. Odtober - 9.-S4turday
night'$ fire.was.aqbduted after a loss
of half million dollars. Vincent
Nelson & Co.'s imiionso grain eleva
tor was saved.
Another fire in the western district
commenced at uinj- o'olick eunday
bight, two miles from the Court
House.. At two o'olook (he Oro had
spread fearfully, 'ane the Ilimes ap
proached the Tlog raph Ofie and the
wires commencQeI fqlling. T*enty
blocks have bean destroyed.' ' 'the
wind is blowing a gale from the ein h.
FlAming brands a*-e flying over the
city, throatoning destruction every.
where. The tower of the Court
House caught fire from a flying brand.
The fire has reached West Monroe
street, a mile froni its origin. The
fire is beyond the dontrol of the fire
men. The immense lumber yards,
with the freight depots, have been
burned. The loss already amounts to
niany millions. The whole city is
threatened. The panic is increasing.At
21 o'clock the telegraphers abandon
ed the Western Union Telegraph
CmCAGO, October 9.-The entire
business portion of the city is des.troy
ed. All the banks, express and tele
graph offices and nevspapers, except
tbe Tribunme,.and six elevators and
the water works have been burned
There is no water in the city. Not
less than ten thous nd liuildinig have
already been destio)ed. The fire
has burned a distane of five miles,
and is still raging. The wind i.
blowing a gal-. It will be btno't
impos3sible to get any reliable detail
ed particulars for sometime, as there is
only one telegraph wiro working, and
that oinly to the suburbs.
WAsIIINGTON, O..tober 9 -Mr.
Wil.onl, Superincutcdent at the Chiua
go telegraph office, telegraphs that
every banking hutiie and railioad
depot in the city -i but ned. We are
trying to get an Cffice established in
the supply department, but the fire is
coming down Wabash avenue, and he
expects to be burued out there before
WASHINoTON, October 9, noon.
Thi, ty four blocks have been burned,
and the fire is still raging. The May
or of Chieago has sent a message to
the Mayor of St. Louis, asking food
for the suffering, sa) ing the city i6 in
slcs. The water woiks were burned
to the ground. Other accounts say
the Frenmont House, PoAt Ollice,
Telegraph buildiug and Merehants'
Exchage were burned.
LATER.-The fire is still raging,
and spreading south. A railroad
superintendent telcgraphs that the
lire has reached Wabash avenue, and
is spreading rapidly. Iis location is
three miles south of Wahash avenue.
Ho expresses the opinion that the fire
will reach him befos e night.
LAT-rv-Fully one-third of Chica
go is in r uins. The fire is still rag
ing. The Treinout House is gone.
Ni.w 'Tonic, October 9, evening.
A report just received says the fire
is burning as far south as Harrisokm
street, and as far north as Chiicagt
avenue, and badly on the westside.
'W smmNar'orN, October 9, evening.
The Mayor of Cincinnati telegraphs
the Mayor of Chicago, tendering the
fire department and prooisions.
:Many houses wvere blown up to stem
the conflagration, but without effect.
ed Crosby Opera House is destroy
d.:The lops is nwestimatedati
ty millions, The Palumor House has
been burned. b
The chief engineer of Oincinnati,
with three engines and hose, has start
ed for Chicago.
ENoI.iwoon, Tr;N MiLF.s FRaOM
1CuICA00, 11 o'clock a. w. -Hlaf the
city has been destroyed, and the
flames, continue almnost unopposed.
The gas works and the court house
are destroyed. All it o heavy busi
ness houses arc burned. One hun:jred .
and fifty tbousand people are housoless
Fabulous prices are paid for vehicles
to carry valuables froin danger.
Bddges are destroyed.
TJhe loss of life is unknown, but
the streets are filled with pleople look
ing for the lost.
Thirty or forty vessels are buarning
now, and suany have been destroyed.
I Every man in the city Is called upon
to do duty. Nearly every bridge
over the Chicago river is burned. All
t is terror.
[iATsat.-The fire is under oontrol.
t Three-quarters of the city Jying north
of the rivecr is in ruins.
,Cu IcaGO, O.atober 9, 5 p. m.-The
I entire business portion of the city
a north of 12Lh street, on all sides of
,the river and branches, is destroyed.
E~v%ry nrinting hatioe. bntol an~d tall.
road depot is burned. . The whole
uorth side is reported destroyed.
S-r.. FtIlTur.R D'TAMLS.
CHICAGo, October 9, 5 p. m.--The
awful work of dootruotion still goes
on with relentless fury, from Harrison
stroet in the south to Division .street
in the north, and from the river to
the lake, an area of four miles long
by one wide. The flames have swept
everything before then. It is esti
mated that at least one hundred thous.
people are homeless and in a suffering
LATE.-It is now believed that
the spread of the fire southward 'has'
beei stayed at Harrison reet, buit
on' the north side there is no dimiin
tioh of its fury, and that entire divis.
ion of the city is evidently dooined
to utter destruction. There are grave
fears that the flames may spread to
the west side of the north branch of
the rivrer, and the inhabitavits ofi
streets nearest the river are already
moving to a place supposed of greater
The Western Union'i Telegraph
Company have now six wires working
east and south, running into a tempo.
rary oflioc at the corner of State and
Sixteenth streets. The Northwest.
ern Railroad Company are running
trains on both of its branches, which
are crowded with fleeing citizens.
It is now positively asserted by
somtle that the water works are still
intact, but that the water has been
shut ofT from the south on account of
the'quantity used on the north side.
A reliable gentleman, just arrived
from the north division, brings the
joyful intelligence that the water
works are uninjured. God grant it
may prove true.
It is impossible now to give an ap
proximate to a correct statement of
losses, but a faint idea may be form
ed when it is stated that every bank
in the city, except two savings institu
tions on 22d street, in the south divi
sion, and one on Randolph street, in
the west division, are destroyed. All
the wholesale stores, all retail estab
lishmeIts, the Post Offige, Court
House, Chamber of Commerce, every
hotel in the south division, except
the Michigan Avenue Hotel, which
is standing on the extreme southern
limit, escaped, though badly tcorch.
el, and every newpaper office-the
'ribhune building, which was sup
posed to be Gee proof, finally sue
combed-every theatre, six of the
largest elevators, the imwense depots
of the Michigan, Southern and Illi
noes Central Rilroads ; both the pas
senger and freightdepots of the latter;
more than a score of churches, and
umneh of the shipping in the river
all destro3ed. Men who were inil
lionaries 3 esterday moining are near
ly penniless to-day, but more terri.
blo than all, is the certainty that
many perished in the flames. low
many, no one can tell, but it is known
that several perished and there is
only a heavt sickening four that the
viotims will be counted by scores.
Hlundieds of horses and cows have
been burned in stables; and oni the
north side, numbers of animals,
though released from confinenient,
wern so bewildered and eouf used by
the sea of flire, which surrounded
them, that they rushed wildly to and
fro, uttering cries of frghmt and p .in,
until soorohed and killed.- Amny at
tempt at a descritiona of the. scenes
of the appalling calamity would be
idle. The sin plhe fact tbat the once
great city of Chicago is destroyed;
that hundreds of millions of active
capital here hasvainishecd, and neadrly
one-third of Chicago's inhlabitants are
homeless and dependent--any at.
tempt to embellish wvould b~e mockery.
As this awful day draws to a. close
thousands of anxions eyes watch the
clouds of smioke, which still roll ov'er
the burnt districr, with evident dread
that a sudden change of wind niay
turn the flamges on, that portion of the
city yet spared. There seems, how
ever, littlie cause of apprehension of
It, and firemen from other cities are
Colonel J. J. WV dson, Superitend
ent of the Telegraph, is in receipt of
dispatchas from leading cities, an
nonoing that aid is boing prepared
for the sufferers.
Colonel Clowry, of St,. Louis, tele
graphs that sev.:nty thonsand dollars
has becen ,subsoribed b~y th~e merchmanit
there. Cincimnati promises two bun
dred th iuid, aLnd OCevl4ud is pro.
portioniately gene- ous, althomugh a
great deal more will be r.:quired to
relieve immediate wants.
Everything is being donen by Gen.
Stager and his assssuts to keep
up communiationm for the. citizens
and press with the world outside.
A bout three-fourths of thme United
States mail was saved and taken
possession of by Culonel Wood, of the
CCAO, October 10.-Noon-The
fire continued to burn all night on
the north aide, but this morniug is
under control. Nothing is remaining
on that side from the river north to
!jincoln Park on the north', and from
the north branch of the river on the
west to the lake on thme east. This
portion of the city exeapt along the
main river, Is where there were busi
nens blocks oncnnied by dwallinrs.
Two.thirds of the population of this
district are Germans and Soadiia.
vians. Those people are now house
A.t threo o'clock this morning rein
came, but it did not rain long ; the
roofs and ground wore wet. 1ifteen
hundred citizens have been sworn in
as spoeiI police .A Iedaral force is
employed to guard the property. A
liudrod th'ouvand rations have been
Two won were caught in inoendiar.
.18m and.hpnUg to ln1z'p posts. This
summary proceeding ;wd thieves in
The newspopers are already at work
preparing for a' resimption of busi
,ness. Water for drinllng and cook
ing is secured from the lakes and
parks. 'houpands of people] are
camped about the artesiau well.
People are fed in churches and
tehool houses. It was cold this after
noon, causing great suffering,.but the
people are praying for more rain.
Cnicaoo, October 10-3 P. .
Word has just boon brought that a
fierce fire is raging in Thirty-first
street. This street is two r.iles south
of the southern fire limit. and a little
less than that from the fire limit on
the west side. It is evidently incen
diarism. -,Two were caught firing the
buildings and shot ; two others were
led off with ropes around their necks.
The wind is blowing a 'ale, and it
cannot be told what m-y follow.
Nxw YORK, October 10.-The re
port that fire had broken out again in
Chicago and was burning fiercely is
positively contradicted by a dispatch
from General Anson Stager, of the
Western Union Telegraph Company,
now at Chicago, to General Palmer,
Secretary of the Company hero. Gen.
Stager states that the iro started in
Thirty-first street, in the south divi
sion this afternoon but was speedily
extinguished. Incendiaries were busy
but seven or eight had been hanged
or shot at night.
The Lale John C. Rives.
We have been reading a little of
the life of the late John C. Rives
who was for many years the sole pro.
prietor of the Congressional Globe,
and truly was lie a good and generous
man. On one occasion he at-kod his
confidential clerk, amn old pr1es%nau,
'who had worked tand sw.catLd in his
service many years "how his (Mr.
Itives's) bank account stood." The
old follow told him "upward of $5,
000." Mr. Rives handed him acheck
for a largo sum, telling him to "take
it ' that he had worked hard for him,
and in future lie inusn't work so
hard." At another timo his foreman
was ele cted to some fat office and re
tired from the Globe office. Some
weeks afterwards the retired foreman
found at his house "a dinner service
of silver amounting to at least one
thousand dollars." To another fore
man who was without a home for his
large family, Mr. Rives stopped be.
fore his desk one day and asked
"Have you bought a house yet 1" The
foreman "couldn't see," and said
"No.".. AWhy. don't you ?"' be asked.
The fellow tooktIe hint andt"bought."
"Got that house yet?" asked Mr.
Rives, soon after. "Yes, sir." "How
xiueh ?" "*1,700." Cheap enough,"
said Mr. ives, and lie paidl for it.
Thuese facts we find recited of him,
and itis only the pity that there are
left so. few men like him to rejoice
the poor laboring man's heart, lie
is. in Jeaven.-Jlihboro (N h(U.) Re
A RomnaatIc Meeting of Old 'Irglnlins,
M r. Joel Hund Iey and M rs. Jane
C. Th~omias, brother and sister, met
in this oity at the residence of Mr.
Johnr -H. Thomas, the' son of the
venerable lady on Saturday last, af
tor an absonoc of fifty-four . years.
Mrs. Thomas was born at Cbarlotte
Courthouse, Va., in P93, and her
brother in l1791, making her seventy
eight years of ago, and him eighty.
.Sno arrived here from her resi dence
in Litcehfield, Ky., and lhe, being in
forumed of the fact, started from his
home in Mount Washuington, Ky., af
ter a late breakfast on Saturday,
and walked to Lou isville, a distance
of twenty..one miles,-to see her. Tihe
meeting, after so long a separation,
was of course a happy one. 1Ilis walk
is reinarkable, considering jhi, jad
vanced age, but it is not the first long
tramp he has'over made. In the
olden titno, before steamboats and
railroads were known, and when flat.
boats were the only, means of naviga
tion, and that down theo river,, .hp of
ten made thie tip fromn New Orleans
to Kentucky on foot. Mrs. Thomas
is the mother of Messrs. Owen WV.
and John HI. Thomas, two of our most
well-known and wealthy citizens.
Mr. Hundley1is the father of Dr.
We learn from the Raleigh Senti
nel that a warrant huns been Issued for
the arrest of the United States iMar
shal Carrow and his deputy, Iloaher,
for the illegal arrest and Imprison.
ment of eight citizens of this State.
The trial is progressing.---aro~na
Three Jolly Hushands.
Three jolly Berks Co. husband% by
name Tim Watson, Joe Brown and
Bill Walker, sat late one evening
drinking at the village tavern, until
being pretty well corned, they agreed
that each, on returning home, should
do the first thing his wifo told, him in
default of which he should, the next
morning, pay the bill. They then
seperated for the night, engaging to
meet the next morning and give an
honest, account of their proceedings at
home, so far as related to the bill.
The next morning Walker and Brown
made their appearanee, but it was
some time before Watson arrived.
Walker began fi'st: "You see, when I
entered my house the eandle was out,
and the fire was giving but a glimmer.
ing of light. I came near walking so
oidentily into a pot of batter that
the panoakes wore to be made of next
morning. My wife, who was dread..
fully out of humor at sitting up so
late, said to me, sarcastically : 'Bill
do put your foot into the batter.'
'Just as you say, Maggie,' said I, and
without the least hesitation I put my
foot into the pot of batter, and went
to bed." Next Joe Brown told his
itory : "My wife had already retired
in our usual sleeping. room, which ad.
joins the kitohen, the door of which
was ajar. Not being able, you know,
to navigate perfectly, I made a dread
ful clattering among the household
furniture, and my wife, in no pleas
ant way, bawled out : 'Do break the
porridge pot 1' No sooner said than
done. I seized hold of the tail of the
pot, and striking it against the chim
ney jamb, broke it ito a hundred
pieces. After this exploit I retired
to rest and received a curtain lecture
for my pains." It was now Tim Wat.
son's turn to give an account of him
self, which ho did with a very long
face, as follows : "My wife give me
the most unlucky command in the
world, for I was blundering up stairs
in the dark, when she cried out :
'Do break your neok,-do, Tim 1' 'I'll
be cussed if I do, Kate,' said I, as I
gathered myself up. I'll sooner
pay the bill and so, landlord, here's
the cash for you, and this is the last
timo I'll ever risk five dollars on the
command of my wife."
The Murderer of General Clanton.
The Statesville (N. C.) American
says that Colonel Nelson, the mur.
derer of General Clanton, visited
Statesville with Stoneman's raiders
in April, 1865. He was attached to
Gillem's staff. Calling at the resi.
dence of Governor Z. B. Vanoe, he
desired to be recognized by Mrs.
Vance, who bed known him before
the war, as an old acquaintanee ; but
the spunky little lady, with scorn un
utterable, forbade him entrance at
the door, and pointing to the street,
commanded in the voice of an indig
nant and hightoned Southern womsn
that the intruder depart, which he
Murder of a lailroad Agent.
We learn that on Saturday evening
or early on Sunday morning, the
agent of the North-eastern Railroad
W. H1. Fiden, at Oakley, (a station
about trenty-seven miles from the
city,) was murdered. His body was
found in the depot on Sunday morning.
The contents of the depot were ap
parently undisturbed, but his wife,
who was absent at the time of his
murder, states that ho bad been
robbed of about $700, supposed to be
mostly of his own earnings.--Charles
"A Pr ophel is not Without Honor" kg.
General Albert Pike, of Missouri,
the distinguished Mason, recently
visited Newburyport, Mass., the
p lace of his birth. A little supper,
to be given him by his friends at one
of the hotels, was spoiled by the land.
lord say ings that there was not money
enough in the city to buy a supper of
him for a rebel genieral. Another
publican was found, however, who was
not so ardent, and in his house the
supper took place as proposed.-Nese
A PhIladelphla lystery.
Thos. Buckley, a tiamith, aged 64
years, was admitted to the Philadel
phia Almshouse, on the 2d instant,
from one of the police stations. For
several days he was bandied between
the cella of the lockup and the wards
of the Almshouse, till on the 7th in.0.,
he died. At.a post mortem examina
tion of the body, the blade of an
ordinary pocket knife, about two
inches Iopg, was driven through the
skull, and imbodded almost its entire
length In the brain.
A Lover's Ingcnrnty.
An elopement recently occurred in
the vicinity of Oilman, Iinois. Tbe
lover went after his girl in a light
tehiole with mnffled wheels, while an
accomplice drove a heavier machine
adapted to making as much noise as
possible. The lady being duly re
cived at the window and deposited
in the muffled vehicle, the heavy one
dashed off towards Oilman at a furi.
.us rate, with papa in hot pursuit,
while the lovers were poiselessl y del
vina in the onnositd direction.