Newspaper Page Text
P. B. CONN,' PUBLISHER,
.COSHER MARKET AND 4TH SIS.
S2 P E R ANNUM,;
INVARIABLY IN 'ADVANCE. J
& edifo found,
to roeritmt Interests, literature, fktenee, nifo General ntelligenee.
!Z. RAGAN, Editor ami Proprietor.
STEUBENVILLE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1855.
VOLUME I. 'NUxMREIt 3.
Selected for tlis Trvia Arasrieai.. .
' : VIOIAi
TL next morning,
the first object which greeted my eyes was
Jemima arraved in her Sunday Lest: bright
WELBY. I.i. j .... i ,1. i II...
pnih. Hllh. uress, CUS 1UW 1U lUU IlUCKj U1UU
8h hath passed like a bird from, the minstrel satin slippers, and bright yellow sash.
"Is that the way you dress where you
BY MBS, AMELIA
She has gone to the land wherethe
. belong, '
Her place is hushed by her lover' ide,
Tet his heart is full of his fair J.ourrg bride ;
The hopes of his spirit are crushed and bowed,
As he thinks of his love in her long white shroud
For the fragrant sighs of her perfumed breath,
Werekiss'd from her lips by his rival Death.
Cold is her bosom, her thin white arms
All mutely crossed o'er its icy charms,
As shelies like a statute of Grecian art,
come from ?" said I.
Yes, don't you think it mighty fine?"
I told her I thought it was most certain
ly, hut that our customs were different, and
that it would never do to go to church un
less she wore a shawl or mantilla. She
very reluctantly consented to disguise the
brightness of her dress and symmetry of
With a marbled brow and a cold hushed heart, her figure under a black silk mantilla; and
Her locks were bright, but their gloss is hid, i nso perfmaded her to substitute black
which she received, and which I had sup
posed camo from her brother, were mostly
from a devoted lover. With her face hid
den on my shoulder, Sophie first told me
her tale of love. It had been an arranged
matter from childhood by his or her friends,
Sophie hardly knew which, but she did
know that "Willard Raymond," the chosen
one, surpassed all others for goodness and
every virtue. "When once seen," she
said, "none could fail to love him:" and
so she would talk of him with all the fer
vor of which her young heart was capable.
With what a glow of rapture also would
she receive his letters, those white-winged
messengers so. dear to the absent ! These
Her eye is sunk 'neath its waxerfrlid ;
And thus she lies iu her narrow hall
Our fair young minstrel tho loved of all
Light as a bird's were her springing feet,
Her heart as joyous her song as sweet.
Tet never again haU"that heart be stirred
With its glad wild songs like a singing bird.
Never again shall the strains be sung
That in sweetness
The musio is over, and Death'i
Hath broke the spell of that free glad heart.
Often at eve, when the breeze is still,
And tho moon floats np by tho distant hill,
At I wander alone 'mid the summer bowers,
'And -wreath mv locks with the sweet wild
,. flowirs, r
I will think of the time when sho lingered
shoes for blue; still tho bright red of her
bonnet and parasol made her appearance
anything but Biibducd. When she joined
the teacher and scholars, in the lower hall,
preparatory to issuing forth in procession
for the different churches, even Madame
A could scarcely avoid a smile; while
dropped from her silver a suppressed titter came from most of the
cold dart oH- Mahnw A told us that as it
was so cool we would not need our parasols,
and that we had better leave them at home,
so Jemima was shorn of her bright appen
dage, making her appearance much less
The first year passed on leaden wings.
Though I was studious, and was praised by
but nothing more, ffelt that he did not
regard me with the same partiality as did
Sophie. Gradually this roused in me more
interest than perhaps I should otherwise
have felt, for wayward as U a woman's
heart always, mine was unusually perverse.
At last I discovered that the ideal which
I had so long cherished, was fast gathering
round a hero that was really tangible, and
that that hero was Sophie's brother. But
I was outwardly altogether impassable. I
said to my heart, "peace be still, let none
wring from you your secret," so that not
even Sophio suspected how much I was
interested in her stately brother.
The autumn had come. Sophio seemed
temptation presented itself to make jealous 1 assiduous in' htx? efforts tuVestore him ;
I will treasure her name in my bosom-core
But Ky heart is sad I can sing no more.
BY MRS. Q. M. RIDDLE.
With her mild blue eyes, and her long, fair hair; my teachers for my advancement, I saw I
was no favorite, and knew that i was es
teemed proud and distant by my school
mates, for I had wrapt myself m a chilling
reserve that few had essayed to penetrate.
Jemima still occupied my room, and Iliad
cally formed a sort of liking for tho girl,
who was possessed of some good qualities,
though as impassive and indifferent as some
huge block of wood. I had frequently
i overheard her warm into somctning hkc
I recollect as well as if it was yesterday, life when defending me from the charge of
the first time that I ever consulted my mir- "being proud," of which the girls often ac-
-.' .. . i ... - 1 1
ror. i had been listening to some ecsiauo cusea me in ner presume.
description .of loveliness wheu the thought rphe first vacation I was the only pupil
entered my mind, "am I a beauty f I remaiuintr; but I was not unhappy: I had
retired to my room, and scanned rej fea- ,nore freedom, and frequently took long
tures with a critic's eye, trying to discover wan3 for botanical specimens, accompanied
beauties in a face that was- only passable Dy a nCphew of Madame A 's, a boy
even when viewed in tho most favorable 0f a"bout fourteen. He always took his
light. ' The lady whom I had heard de- Miing-rod or gun, and would often wan-
ecribed was a brilliant blonde. I was a der 0 Under tho shadow of some favor-
brunette, and my complexion in contrast ;te treo, reclining upon a mossy seat, I sat
seemed absolutely swarthy.y l turned away for nouv8 listening to the voices ot those
with bitter disappointment. dim old woods, or lost in dreamy reverie,
I was at this time in my fourtvmth year. Oh ! those dreams of youth how joyous,
-My father and mother had both Vied be- how spell-bound do ye seem.
foro I was old enough to feel their Yss. it was one of those never-to-hc-dcscribcd
Having no near relations, I lived witV my hazy days of Indian Summer, that I was
guardian'.'1 He and his estimable wife tere resting in my favorite scat, with a wreath ot
very kind; but they .were not my parenu; crimson wild flowers in my hair, when, Icel
and, feeling this, I grew morbidly lonclVJ ing thirsty, I made a cup of some of the
I Bought relief in reading fiction, and liv
apart in the Bhadowy land of romance.
Its delights were to me inexhaustible. In
my hours )f vivid ecstacy I would weave
dreams for the future, which were to be
redolent of untold felicity. . if
J This, state of things continued till Mr.
Stanton, being about to remove Jo a distant
. part of the country, the propriety of con
signing me to thecareof Madame A1,
;V tho 'principal, of. ft cclebrhtcd boarding
school in a northern village, was suggested
. by his wife. To this suggestion I at first
demurred, but gradually beoam'e reconciled
to the idea, and wheu my kind guardian
left for the far West, I was delivered to
the care of Madame for &e period
of several years. ' " V
" I can still recollect th.Q feeling of strange
bewilderment with which I awoke, the first
morning after my arrival. I
alone, though assured of the pleasure of
shortly having a companion. -1 had, with
my usual vivid imagination pictured a
perfect Hobo, when, to my great astonish
" went,, on entering my room one morning, I
- beheld perched upon a-heap of trunks in
tho middle of the floor, swinging hor feet
baok and forth,' a groatf awkward girl, who
with an air of the utmpst nonchalance was
staring at everything around her. I coolly
told her that Bhe must have mistukon the
apartment. But no, for Madanio A ,
who entered just Jit the time, introduced
. mo to Miss Jemima Edson, as my future
room-mate. I bowed haughtrty but said
nothing, resolved passively to submit to
Miss Jemima's society, since it could not
'aro-A lnnvpq lvinc near, and bent over a
..B . v o '
. . . ci3.i.i - in
suring at my icet. ouaucuiy h mj.iuuw
darkened its bright surface. I raised my
eyes, aud beheld the apparition of a young
and handsome man, dressed in a dark green
hunting suit. Ho apologized very politely
for intruding, asking for a drink, in a com
plimentary strain, that, without being rude,
yet brought the blood to my check. I of
fered him the cup. He filled it, and bow
ing to me, said, with a smile:
"Your health, bright fairy of the fouiv
tain," then bowing over my nana as ne re
turned tho cup, gave mo an interesting look
How did those features haunt my dreams !
But in vain I repaired to the moss-grown
spring, he never more appeared I In vain,
amid crowds ! sought those haunting eyes,
their glance I never met ! I becanio mel
ancholy and depressed. At last, however,
a return Jo school duties prevented me from
dwelling too much on this imago. My
room was now shared by a lovely girl, the
very opposite of poor Jemima. Sophie
Lee I how shall I picturo your gentle face,
your loving eyes of blue, tho pure trans
parency of your fairy cheek, in repose pure
as the mountain snow-flake, yet when ex
cited lit up with all the warmth of a crim
son sky at sunset. Sho was a fragile crea
ture, more resembling some delicate flower
than anything fitted to brave tho blast of
autumn, and though I had stood aloof from
othcif 'sympathy, my heart opened instine
tivcly to this bright blossom. When I bo
came more intimate with her Bhe made me
her contida nt. To my surprise I now heard
that icicle of a brother by flirting with
Raymond ; but glancing at Sophie's pale
check, I dismissed tho suggestion with
scorn. I believe that Herbert divined my
thoughts, for never had he been so atten
tive. He seemed pleased that I should so
far regard Sophie's feelings, and his con
versation never before had been so bril
liant. (concluded next week.)
BEAUTY vs. LOVELINESS.
BY MRS. L. E. TYLER DREAV.
My homo is in a beautiful and elevated
situation, commanding an extensive and
varied prospect, both of city and couutry
scenery. iet is it quiet and retired, and
so seldom is the new and winding street by
which wo reach it, made a thoroughfare
for cither business or pleasure-seeking pas.
scngers, that tho appearance of a pedes.
trian is a subject of note, tho trausit of a
carriage au event to be spoken of, and the
departure aud return of the loved one each
morning, and evening, to his daily employ.
luent in tho city, form, sometimes for days,
the principal incidents for out-door life.
From such a state of abstraction, I was
aroused one day in spring, by the sound of
approaching wheels, and looking through
tho green vines which shade my favorite
window seat, I perceived a noble grey horse
climbing leisurely to tho steep ascent
drawing an elegant and light carriage, in
which were seated a gentleman and two
that." Generous, unselfish heart! to ladies.
think of others then before horself. Such an air of perfect happiness seemed
So, at her desire, I dressed my hair in to be apparent in the wholo group, as di
Mossy braids, binding them round my rcetly invested them with unwonted inter-
atmosphere of romance, that it became head ; a crest of glittering rubies gleamed est in my eyes, and I watched, perhaps
necessary to my happiness to be admired ; like stars upon my forehead. My arms "10re closely than politely, their progress
and beauty, I knew, or rather believed, glittered with bracelets of the same crim- But a short distance from our unpre
wa3 the surest road to this. son hue, whose red liijht leut a warmth of tending residence, and on the opposite side
At last Sophie returned, but clad in coloring to my beauty, which was wanting of tho street, 6tands an elegant and impos.
. - n . . . . . . . I I 1 C ' L L I . : 1 1M. . 1 . . i
mourning. 1 lolded her to my heart With uuicss unuer mo umuuueu w eium-iuuiH. nig uiuusion, uewiy dwi, anu as yei unoc
a renewed vow to love and cherish her; oophic, who camo in just as 1 had put the cupied, its lofty elevation and commandin
inwardly resolving that no shadow, which finishing stroke to my decorations, fairly view, wanting only towers and battlements
my hand could avert, should ever rest on started, exclaiming "Why, Julia, how to give it tho appearance of some old-time
that fair brow. She seemed now always really magnificent you are !" feudal castle. I long since named it 'The
depressed. She had not seen her lover, Very lovely was my darling Sophie ; Eyrie.'
she said, who was unavoidably absent, but shrouded in her soft dress of palest rose, Towards this estate, then, the new com
she still received letters from him occasion- which lent a faint color to her delicate ers bent their way; alighting at the step:
ally, though not as frequently as hereto- cheek. Very bright were those eyes of which lead up to the entrance, the gentle
fore. blue with anticipations of pleasure ! Very man assisted his companions from the car-
And what had become of my unknown gentle the heart, which beat beneath that rillgc & offering his arm to one, a young
hero? I had never seen him again, falling lace. "Oh ! that my darling dreams 'ady ot brilliant beauty, and an air worthy
though his vision still haunted my dreams; of happiness may all bo realized," said I, a crowned queen, they passed up tho steps
and when Sophio would tell mo of her kissing that pure uplifted brow. ana entcrea tne arcned and latticed door
brother, and express her hopes that our With a stately step I entered the draw- way followed by the other lady, who was
fato might be united, I would gently chide ingroom of Mrs.- . Conscious of look- ot smaller stature, gracctul, tairy-like and
her, telling her that my heart was already ing well, I was determined to make at
filled with an idea that none other could least one do homage to mv charms. That
replace ; and then I would take her to the one was Herbert Lee, Sophie's brother,
fairy spring, aud describo the interview who I thought had evinced rather more
with the unknown knight ; and she would interest in my presence of late. Still his was turned, the ladies still laughing and
laugh, and say it was a pity indeed that so coldness pinued me. and I wondered at chatting merrily, were placed In the car
romantic an adventure should havo no sc- his indifference. nag nnd the gentleman, with reins nrraiy
fluel. I saw his glance of surprise as his eye Srasred in his hand, and foot upon the step,
Her health, never firm, meantime failed., first fell upon me. and my face was lit up waa Just springing to the scat, when the
- - . 1 '
she would sometimes, though not always, much improved. There was to bo a bridal
show to me. I must confess that in their party for one of her friends, to which we
strain there was a something which struck were invited ; and Sophie was anxious to
me more like tno letters of a brother to a go. We were sitting in my room, on the
younger sister, than of a lover to a be- afternoon of the eventful day, discussing
trothed bride. At least they would not our toilet for tho evening, when tho door
have satisfied my jealous heart. With So- bell rang, and Sophie was summoned to the
phio's enthusiasm for Raymond, mingled parlor.
the most devoted love for her brother Her- She was gone a long time, and when sho
bcrt, of whom she never tired discoursing, did return, her face was beaming with ex-
The second year of my stay at Madame I citenicnt
A 's glided away swiftly and pleasant- "Willard has come !" she cried, "oh, I
ly. Sophie had invited mo to spend tho ain so happy. And now you will see and
coming vacation with her; but she was know him. He is to be at the party this
called homo suddenly just before tho close evening; he will join us then, as ho has
of the session, by the illness of her mother, something to attend to, which prevented
and so I spent my vacation as usual amid him from remaining to accompany us.
the dullness of deserted rooms. I was by And now, dear Julia, you must make
this tiino in my eighteenth year, and was, yourself very splendid, wear your blaojv
as my flattering glass assured me, much velvet, for everybody, nearly, will wear
improved in personal appearance. This white, and I always think you superb m
thought gave me much pleasure. And
why did I so prize beauty ? I, who was
said to havo talents, and to excel in almost
everything. I had existed so long in an
and Alice also.'
Are you better? Were you much hurt?'
was the simultaneous inquiry of each.
Quite well, now that you are so,' ho re
plied ; 'I think I was not much hurt ; it
must have been the consciousness of your
inevitable danger which caused me to
I shall feel truly rejoiced If that is the
worst,' said she whom ho had called Alice;
while the other, in a tone of intended rail-
cry, but in which I could not fail to per-
ceivo an accent of contempt, lightly said
So, because you thought we were going
to be killed, you took the liberty to swoon,
instead of rushing to tho rescue ! A gal
lant knight, truly 1'
The young man tried to return the gay
smile with which this was said, but I could
see plainly that a sensitive chord had been
struck in a noble heart, by the, as I thought,
cruel remark. He answered gently, how
ever, at the same time attempting to rise.
The application of ammonia to tho head
soon had the effect of completely reviving
him; and sitting up, he partook with the
others of tho refreshments which had been
brought in for them.
To remove the restraint which had seem
ed to affect them since the ill-timed railery
of the beautiful 'Beatrice,' as they called
her, I spoke of the house at which they
had been looking, and tho conversation
House and grounds seemed at last to
have been thoroughly inspected, and the
trio prepared to return; tho lrorse's head
I was often startled by a bright hectic with smiles of pleasure in consequence.-
horse, grown restivo from so long standing,
started suddenly at a swift pace, throwing
flush, and at last secretly wroto to her fath- I looked In vain for Willard Raymond.
cr, telling him my fears. Ho came as Ie had not vet arrived. But later In the n"n Plostrate
soon as possible. Ho was much shocked evening, when I had ioined tho dancers, Convulsively he tightened his grasp up-
ather appearance, but betrayed no unca- Ly attention was arrested bv a party lust on the rein, but in vain; tho animal, be
sincss before Sophie. He told her, how- entering, and Mr. Raymond was tho first foro only restivo, was frightened by his
ever, that, as the season was so soon to announced. With what a strange, undefi- lall and aasl,ea WUtlly aown tnc 8tccP Pntn
close, ho had come to tako us both home ncd emotion did I recognize iu him my VW dragging his master for some distance.
to his Southern home. Sophio flew to lone lost hero. "Tho Knight of the Foun- and leavinS him PParcntly lifeless oppo-
Madame A to beg of her to let me tain !" Before he had time to observe mc, sito niy oor-
accompany her : the request was granted ; T had. bv a great effort, subdued all cxtor- ortunately, tho son of a neighboring
and so our happiness was complete. mii emotion, and when Sophie came gaily gentleman chanced to bo directing tho la.
As we approached the "rose-twined forward and introduced her lover, I be- bors of workman in a field at no great
cottage," which Sophio had often descri- trayed not tho slightest trepidation. lie,
bed, nnd I saw tho bright, vivid green of on tho contrary, turned pale, stammered,
the shadowy elms, and the almost pathless and seemed so unliko himself, that Sophie,
shrubbery, gay with roses of every hue, I turning to him with a glanco of susprise,
no longer wondered at her enthusiasm'. said, "You have met before." "Nay,"
Sophie's brother camo out to meet us. I said I, quickly, "Mr. Raymond and my.
thought, "Sophie has not exaggerated," self aro strangers." no murmured some-
be helped, foV as long a period an sh should i that my gentle Mittle Sophie was engaged
be pleaded to tty
to be married, and that th long letter
distance, and hearing our cries, reached
tho street in time to intercept the terrified
horso in his mad career, and by tho time
I had reached the sido of tho lifeless man,
tho ladies were safe, and returning to seek
Soothing and securely fasteing the horse,
soon grew animated.
I soon learned that the gentleman had
brought his betrothed, tho queenly Bea
trice F , to secure her approbation of
an estate ho greatly admired, ere he decid
ed on Its purchase
Much to the apparent surprise of both
her lover and cousin, the haughty lady now
expressed an unqualified dislike to the
house and all which appertained to it; 'she
could see,' she declared, 'nothing pleasing
about the whole place.'
'Why, cousin,' said Alice, gently, 'you
astonish mc; I thought you were greatly
pleased with it.'
'You were mistaken then,' said Beatrice,
In a most unamiable tone; 'I am not pleas
ed with it, and I never shall be.'
'The prospect hence is charming,' I ven
tured to suggest, 'the air pure and health
ful, and the drives in this vicinity are va
ried and beautiful.'
'I should never daro ride here again,'
said Beatrice, almost angrily; 'I should al
ways expect to meet with some such mis.
chance as this of to-day,' and her manner
was that of one who supposed that some
ouo had purposely thrown her into danger,
and forsaken her wilfully in the moment of
Tnrlnorl nnuuin ' flnirl Alin snft.lv. 'tllA
thought of our timely preservation would
only endear the spot to me.'
Tho young man did not speak, but his
eye wandered with an expression of sad
ness, from the brilliant countenance now
dimmed by unlovely feelings, to the sweet
though plain features which bore as plainly
the impress of a pure and gentle spirit ;
and I could not help wondering, if like me,
ho felt how much more charming is loveli
ness of character than beauty of person.
They now proposed returning, and offer
ing many thanks for their entertainment,
departed, the stately Beatrico taking her
seat unhesitatingly in the carriage, notwith
standing her professed fears.
So .my air-built castles are dashed to
earth by the proud beauty for whom I
reared them,' sighed I, as they disappear
ed, 'unless, Indeed, she should overcome
her dislike for the Eyrie, as readily as her
for inasmuch as I could judge in the thing about "strango resemblanco," and our neighbor, the elegant young Frank
Burleigh, aided his workman to bear the
still iusensiblo Btranger withiu, and place
him on a sofa.
'Father, I thank thec I' almost inaudi
bly breathed tho little lady, a faint tinge
gathering twilight, ho was tall, handsome, turned away. Soon after he sought mo
and commanding-looking. How much out, and asked my hand for the next dance.
love, too, was expressed in tho einbraco in Not being engaged, I was obliged to ac
which ho folded her again and again to his cept him. He socmcd to watch my every
heart. How pleasant also was the wcl- motion, and to havo eves for no other;
come which ho extended to Sophie's his behavior was so marked that all obscr- of color lowly replacing the before death
friend," as ho called mo. vcd it ; but I treated his attentions with liko PaIcess iu hcr s tho sufferer
Weeks of quiet happiness passed. coldness for Sophie's sake. Why had I opened ms eyes
Sophie seemed much better. Nothing made myself so brilliant, I thought now 'You aro safo then, dearest, God be
could exceed tho dovotion of hcr brother with pain. Was not each glittering gem thanked 1' was the first remark of the young
to hcr wishes ; ho anticipated hcr every armed with a sting to pierce that gentlo man, as his eye rested on the beautiful face
want, he gathered for hcr tho fairest flow- heart ? I could have torn thorn from my of her whom I supposed to bo his bride.
rs. To me he was attentive and polite, j hair ss if they had been vipers. ,Ouce the I though it was the other who had been most
haven't you? fh"osc U iua. v uU ca.' wv.-i- I
dent here last spring, you remember.'
'Certainly, I. do; but how Is It; Mr. "
Woodcourt was then engaged, it seemed,
to that haughty cousin of the gentle Alice.'
'So I heard; and a whim of hers, I think,
prevented his buying here last spring; but
they have made a new arrangement some-
how; I Must leavo It to ladies' wit to learn
how,' bowing with an expressive smilo.
A few days confirmed Mr. W.'a state
ment. Workaen were busily employed in
refitting and furnishing the elegant man
sion which had waited so long for a tenant.
Occasionally the light graceiul figure of her
who was soon to be its mistress, was seen
flitting from room to room, superintending
some arrangements, sometimes leaning on
the arm of the happy looking Woodcourt,
and sometimes accompanied by her mother,
with whom, also, Alice often ran across to
sit awhile with me.L.. . ' .
It was one of those chatty hours of reapito
that I learned why it was that tho lovely
Alice was to become Mrs. Woodcourt, in
stead of hcr haughty, though beautiful
cousin. Beatrico had, they told me, from
tho day of her visit and acoident, treated
her lover with pettish waywardness, and
ere long had declared her intention of re
turning to Baltimore, -although ehe had
come North with the avowea purpose of
passing the season. , '
None of us could learn her motives, or
the cause of tho sudden change in hor de
meanor. She declined Mr. Woodcourt's
proposal to attend hcr on her journey, and
immediately on her arrival sent him a short
letter, desiring to break what she styled,
her foolish engagement with him. ' v
'They were engaged very young,' said
Mrs. R., 'and I think Beatrice's dazzling
beauty prevented by Its brilliancy, any pos
sibility of George's studying her heart aud
character, in tho few and short Interval
which he had previously passed In her so
ciety; but this season they had been much
together, and at last he had grown so en
tirely disenchanted by hcr pride and cap
rice, as I think to be heartily glad to com
ply with her wishes; but judge of our sur
prise,' she added, 'when but a few weeks .
ago we were informed of hcr marriage with
Frank Burleigh, tho happy youth who so
opportunely flew to the rescue in the hour
of danger. ;
So the mystery was out. She had con
ceived a passion for ( the man who rescued
her peril, which quite overcame her regard
for him to whom she was betrothed. 1 ;' :
'People have singular tastes, certainly,'
I could not help saying, 'but how any ono
could prefer Mr. B. (though by the way,
he Is, I think, quite an agreeable person,)
to the talented and intellectual Mr. Wood
court, is wholly beyond my ken.'
'And mine also,' echoed Mrs. Richmond;
but Alice only answered by her beaming
smile and look of gratified affection, u '
'And so,' said Mrs. Richmond, 'George
has thought proper to see In my blushing
little Alice, a snaracter better suited to his
ideal of a wife, while she, I believe,' she
continued, archly, 'has almost worshipped
him from the first; isn't it so, Allie dear?'
But Alice had vanished np the walk to
the Eyrie, and there was no answer. ;
fear of riding.'
'Give me joy, madam,' said Mr. Walters,
the broker, ono burning August morning
iu the succeeding summer. 'I have sold
tho Eyrie, as you call it, at last, so prepare
to reccivo new neighbors.'
'Ah, indeed! well, I shall rejoice with
you; it will give new charm to the place
to see it made bright by happy faces,' re
'It glv.es it new charms for mc, I assure
you, to pocket somo thousands hard cash,
instead of retaining on my hands an exten
sive estate which produced mo nothing,'
was thejaughing reply of the true Yankee,
'Ayro doubt, no doubt, Mr. W.; 'but
who is tho pufchaeer?'
"I Didn't say Bristles." Tho Lou
isville Journal relates the following : !
We remember that some years ago, Ro
ger M. Sherman and Ferry Smith were op
posed to each other as advocates in an im
portant caso boforo a court of justice.- '
Smith opened the case with a violent tirade .
against Sherman's political character; Shcr-;
man rose and, very composedly remarked:
"I shall not discuss politics with Mr-
Smith before the Court, but I am perfectly
willing to argue questions of law, to chop
logic, or even to split hairs with him."
"Split that then," said Smith, t tho
same time pulling a short rough looking
hair from his own nead, and handing it
over towards Sherman-,
"May it plcaso the court," retorted Mr.
Sherman, "I didn't say bristles." ' '
JoTMr. Humo lately "on the presenta
tion of his picture, said that "his chief aim
in life had been to promote the good of thd
greatest number.' Tho reprrts omit to
state that Lord John Russell here interrupt
ed him with the question, "what is the
greatest number?" , And that Mr. Hume,
with groat promptitude, replied,-' 'number
,ti ' . ' ' i . .L .u I aha i a lw atirA "
wnv, oi coutm you nave- seen. uim, -".y.. i r