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I. C1SREY, Editor and Proprietor.
OFFICE Washington Street, Third Door South of Jackson.
TERMS One Dollar and Fifty Cents in Advance
MILLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1860.
E. STEINBACHER & CO.,
Probuce & Commission
Fkr, Cra'i, II SlaC Salt IA WBe ul Water
mt, fa, , fe,
XFkeat, Rye, Corn, Oats, Seeds, Dried
Fruits, Butter, Eggs, Wool, dec.
SI. M. 8PEIGLE, Agent,
BAKER & WHOLF,
Forwarding and Commission
AUP DEALERS DT
SALT FISH, PLASTER, WHITE
AND WATER LIME.
FLOUR, WHEAT, RYE, CORN, OATS
CLOVER AUD TIMOTHY SEED,
Butter, Eggs, Lard, Tallow and all kinds
of Dried trwts.
WAREHOUSE, MILLERSBURG, O.
Sept. 18, 185G 4tf.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
"OESHECTFUI.LY announce hi. rcadtneu to re
XLorompt Attention to all profeiwional calls.
hp U permitted to refer to the Medical Faculty of
in umrersitr oi Micnigxn. ana to toe Meaicai faculty
of tne Unireraitjr oi ue tiu oi jew xorm.
Fredsriekabarg, 0., Sept. 20, 1660 B&mS
JOHN W. VORHES,
"VFFICE.one door East of the Bookstore,
J up stairs.
April 22, 1858 v2n35yl.
G. W. RAMAGE,
PHYSICIAN : SURGEON
fi cspectfnlly informi the nubile that he has loca
XVhimseUia the above TiUagtft for the practice of his
Cy OFFICE fw doors west of Reed cor
ner. AO j TMJWI.
J. E. ATKINSON,
IS NOW PR EF1RED to faroUh to order mil
tho different kind of Artt6cial Teeth, from one to on
entire set. Office on Main street, two doora out of
nr. nounr 8 omce, up stairs.
Jane , 1S99 2
Dr. S. D. RICHARDS,
T OCATED In Berlin, Holmes county, Ohio, will
U Attend to all call proper to nisprofettitioo.
0"peeial attention to diseases of the Eye.
April 12, 186034.
DR. T. G. V. BOUNG,
mHANKFUL for past favors, respectfully
JL tenders bis professional servicestothe pub
lic utnee is tne room formerly occupied by
April 15,1858 v2B34tf.
DR. EB EIGHT,
Jpljnsiciau ano Surgeon,
OSIce Jackson Street, nearlj apposite the
"Residence on Clay Street, opposite tie
i reoyierian unurcn.
Of all Descriptions,
COS. OF JACKSON & WASHIQTONSTS..
LAKE & JONES,
, Wooster, O.
Pec 1, 18S!
CASKET & INGLES,
TJ CALEBS Df
To the Public.
A WAITS, baring purchased Wnrlry and
x JadKon's improved Sewing Machine, is still on
band to wait on the pablic in his line in the waj of a
IjTI aa also acent for said Machine, and can recom
asead it as the best now in use, for all purposes.
CAT J. AND SEE IT OPERATE.
Above J no. Carer's A action Boom.
Cent. 20,1860.-n$ni3. A. WaITS.
PLAIN & FANCY
OI all kinds, neatly executed
.A.T THIS OFFICE.
EAGLE BLACKSMITH SHOP I
JOHN" JOED AN,
HAS opened s new Bloeknalth Shopon Msd Antbo
By Street, west side, s short distasoe north of Cher,
rjhelmes' Store, where he is folly prepared to do all
work in his line of business on a short notice, at reaeon
Me prtees and in, a
All who want their work well done and at reasonable
orices, should call at J onions shop. He shoes horses
iorone dollar cash, and does other work proportionately
, t . JOHN JOKOON.
illsrsbnrf,Au.n,ltl - ,
! FasIiionaWe Tailoring 7
AS. LOWTHEB is carrying on the
. tailoring business in all its various
branches in Rooms over
MUIj VANE'S STOKE.
His ezperiense and taste enables him to ren
der general satistactioa to those for whom he
does work, and he hopes by industry and close
application to business to receive a liberal share
C patronsgo. -
ALL WORK IS WARRANTED.
His price an as low as it is possible for
snan to live at.
Jfillersbnrg, I860 ntf. '
The lark may sing her sweetest song,
As rising from the waving corn,
Ob souring wises, she 8 Vims along
To welcome in the rising room ;
Her sweetest song is nought to me.
Compared to home's sweet harmony.
Deep in the woods, the nighingale.
At midnight's hour, may. tune her lay.
May ponr npon the listening rale
Her loveliest streams of melody:
Lovely her midnight lay may be,
But lovelier home's sweet harmony.
Sweet are the songsters of the spring,
And of the summer's sonny days.
And autumn's feathered warblers sing
In rapturous strains their sweetest lays;
Lovely the song of bower and tree.
But lovelier home's sweet harmony.
But, oh, what cheers the winter night,
When all around is dark and gloom.
When feathered songsters take their flight.
Or fill a gloomy little tomb?
Tis at such hours as these that we
rrize most our home's sweet harmony.
Oh when dark clouds above us lower,
. And life's drear winter o'er us comes,
Tis then we feel yonr magic power.
Ye songsters or our hearts and homes;
For soon the lowering clouds do flee
From our dear home's sweet harmony.
LIFE IN EGYPT.
BY A BOOK PEDDLER.
I had been ordered into the twenty conn
lies known as Egypt, in Southern Illinois,
to sell out our remnimn" stock of Douj?-
las pictures and lives. It was not a pleas
ant prospect, nor did it look to be profita
ble. cut one must obey orders, and 1
wrote to J. F . at V mcennes to rig me np
an establishment suitable, and I picked
out a proper quantity of old clothes,
selected a route given Messrs. Phillips,
Piatt k Schenck through the hardest part
of the benighted icgiou, and, on the 20th
Oct, last, left Cincinnati for the scenes of
The express train stopped at Lawrence'
ville station at 2 o'clock A. M., the latter
part of about as dark a night as Egypt
might ever hope for. While feeling about
for my wares, I heard (for seeing was out
of the question) the voices of three unhappy
slumbers-sent down as missionaries to en
lighten the natives. After 1 had secured
my stock 1 joined them. W here to go
was then the question -that agitated the
country. - We might at any moment nave
more rain, and -was necessary to una a
shelter other than the station-house. Fully
mpressed with the fact,, the political
teachers made an attack on what seemed
to be a tavern, some hundred yards from
the railroad, The heavy knocking brought,
for some time, no response. At - last a
window went np, and an ugly voice de
manded our business. This was stated to
be lodging for the night.
"Can t git it here, was the unpleasant
"Why not; is not this a hotel !
"Well, it was last week, but its gone
up," and down slammed the window, as
Hood would have said, with a wooden
damn, that served as a previous question,
clcaing up the further debate. Mr. Phil
lips said that the town was at least twe
miles away. Far or near nothing was left
us but to seek it and so we trudged away.
We had not made more than half a mile
before Piatt gave out, and announced
gravely that in the road he and grief would
sit on a band trunk until the committee
witn a band of music, waving great ban
ners, should come out and meet them.--It
was useless to remonstrate; and nothing
but an offer on my part to carry said hand
trunk, leaving him to transport said grief,
moved the orator. He begged me to han
dle the luggage carefully, as it contained
his speech and - a clean shirt. After a
tedious time of wearisome stumbling we
made the town, and found the sign post
that indicated so faithfully cheap indiges
tion, bad whisky, and bedbugs. We as
sailed the bouse with furious knocks, and
a reasonoble time heard someone with
in, and soon the dim glimmer of a tallow
ip made darkness visible. A slender
specimen of weak humanity again gave us
the pleasing information that this, too, bad
been a tavern in days gone by, but like
the one at the station had "gone up," or
rather, to judge lrom apearances, bad gone
own.' 1 found the honorable gentlemen s
trunk, containing that speech and shirt,
entirely loo heavy for further transporta
tion, and so pushed by the nocturnal lu
minary made up of tallow and ague.
"1 guess, L sad, giving my best speci
men of Yankee vernacular, "we can find
room to lie down if the whisky and grub
A silent assent was given to this prop
osition, and we were shown to a large room,
where the remnant of some beds gave ev
idence of departed glory. Here, for five
long hours, we fought the real owners of
the Dremisses. and. after davliVhL discov-
ered that we narrowly missed an excellent
bouse of entertainment, kept a few paces
further on by a good publican Republican.
The committee was grived at the manner
their missionaries bad fared, and said that
they bad been expected by the noon train,
when the "procession" would have conduc
ted them in glory to the meeting. :
So far I Lave been blessed with ' beauti
ful autumn weather. The roads are in a
fine condition, the air pleasant, and the
nights bright with full mooni and no clouds.
propose to eive some account of the men,
manners and real condition of this part of
the Free States, where democracy yet
reigns in all is former glory.
Let me give you a specimen scene.
We were at Fairfield, White county, the
hardest place in the entire circuit, if we
except Cario. where the original Dounlas
Democracy is condensed into Irishism.
was told that Ttog Island one of those
which one journeys by land bounded
Fairfield civilization on the south. The
only Rupblican meeting attempted before
this had been welcomed with ers an
brickbats, and this was threatened with
like reception. The political missionaries,
nothing daunted, accompanied by a small
band of Wide Awakes from Liberty in the
same couDty, marched to the Court House,
pinning up my pictures, spreading out my
books before their arrival, I observed some
ugly looking customers piling up stone:
bricks where they would be bandy, while
leading Democrats of the town earnestly
remonstrated. 1 he remonstrances carried
I presume, for the crowd entered the build
The threats had nol served to sooth
the speakers by any means. Mr. Phillips
rubbed down the Lprptains in no very plos-
ant manner. The Robert C. Schenk has
been for many years celebrated for his
powers of sarcasm which, by graphic abuse,
when required, be can bring w ithin the
comprehension of the most obtuse; ivhile
i iatt s early education and communion
with the Democracy peculiarly fitted him
for that use of grotesque humor so very
aggravating, ihc enect was singular.
Instead of interruptions and abuse, the
Democrats, joined in the laugh, and, before
the meeting closed, applauded like good
fellows. I saw a long, thin, angular speci
men of Egyptian darkness looking at my
'Would vou like to have a picture
Douglas ?" I asked.
"No, Sir-ee," he replied, "I'll take
pictur' of Old Abe, if ye'll sell cheap."
"Whr, are you a Lincoln man !
"Well I am now."
"Why does that happen ?"
"Je8 so ; I was 'ph'ted from Frog Island
tolher night to egg the speakers at that
other Black Republican raeetin', and I did
I got all the old egsrs I could find, and
come on till 1 stood near the door, all ready,
and ics at the right time 1 fired away
Jes as I fired, that cussed old Sheriff of
ours rose up to put a question, and the egg
took him slap on the side of the bead.
He cussed like mad, and then they held a
nieeliu and read me out of the parly.
Well, they did jes' as if it was my fault
that a fool of a Douglas feller put bis
pumpkin head in the way of my egg.
"Ihat was nt fair.
"Guess not. So I'll vote for Old Abe
ef they do resolve the Union. Who
cares, I say and Bill Thompson goes
"Did they read him out too?"
"No. they didn't, by a long sbot. He
rode out. He was ridin' by a grocery in
Frog, one night, when jus' for fun be hoi
lercd for Lincoln, and the fellers run out,
anyone said ef he hollered for Lincoln
again he shoot; and Uill hollered an
sure enough the cbnps gave hiin a blizzard
with both barrels. He was shot, an his
hoss shot; so his boss run three miles an
tumbled Bill into a swamp. The hoss
was nigh upon ruined an' the Doctor pick
ed forty shot out of Bill's back, An' now
be goes for Old Abe.
"And you was read out and he was
"Jes so." JV. T. Tribune.
islands spoken of by Sancho Panza,
Beaut v. Love and Duty. "Burleigh,"
the New York correspondent of the Bos
ton Journal, gets off the following charm
ing little romance:
"A short time since one of the many
gents that are abroad selecting musical
talent for America, sent on to the care of
this house a French girl, who was engaged
leach for one year in a southern institu
tion on a salary of $900 per year. On
her way to New York she saw a German
merchant of this citt, who was smitten
with her, for she was a young lady of daz
zling beauty. He followed her to JNew
York, and mako a formal proposal for her
hand. The gentleman was well known to
the head of the house of Adams & Co.,
a gentleman of wealth and standing.
But the young teacher declined the propo
sal, at least till her contract for leaching
should expire, and ibe consent of her pa
rents obtained. But the gentleman was
not to be put off. The lady had great con
fidence in the integrity of the company,
and relied on what the house of Adams &
Co. said of the honor and position of the
supplicant. She relented and yielded, and
cards are now out for the wedding at one
our most fashionable hotels, and this
young adventurer, with nothing but her
talents and beauty, will soon beat the neaa
an establishment, with a husband worth
Judge Baldwin's Reasons. Joe Bald
win, author of "Flush Times in Alabama"
and at present Chief Justice of California,
would occasionally indulge bis natural pro
pensity for fun even in replies to cliens.
case came before us over which we laugh
ed heartily at the time, and which has nol
been in print.
Just before be moved to California, a
gentleman now dead, and well remembered
his eccentricity, forwarded an old claim
Mr. Baldwin for collection, due by a cit
izen of Mississippi, in a county bordering
Alabama. In due time he received a
letter in relation to it from Mr. Baldwin,
which be handed to us for perusal, taking
the reply in high dudgeon. Mr. Baldwin
wrote him that he could not collect the
sum for three reasons: First, when the
debtor was alive be obtained judgment
against bim, and the execution was return
ed with the endorsement "No property
found. Secondly the debtor was dead
and the estate hopelessly insolvent. Third
and as a last reason, he did not prac
tice where he believed the creditor bad
XSTAt a Republican Festival given at
the Wigwam at Springfield, III, a few days
since, the ladies, who love the generous
and gallant standard bearer, presented Mr.
Lincoln with two magnificent loaves of
cake one representing a log and mil cab
and the other his private residence.
He accepted the gifts with some benefit
ting and humorous remarks, and then divi
ded them, distributing tbe cake logs and
rails composing them among the company.
Miss Euthanasia Armarinta at
This Fith Avenue dity it seems was the
forluate possessor of a red ticket that ad
mitted her to one of tbe very front seats
m trinity Lnurch, New York, at tbe reli
gious services given to the Prince of Walse
a few Sundays since. Miss A. writes all
about it to her "dearest, adorable Sabrina
Jane, and, somehow, her letter got into
the Chicago Press.
"I am so glad now that pa kept bis pew
in Trinity. I wish you could have been
here last Sunday. I think it was the most
delicious day of my life. The prince at
tended service at Trinity, and you remm
ber our pew. It was so delightfully near
to the royal party. It was so much bet
ter than meeting bim in a ball room, and
then there was just as much style, you
Know, and more, and so exclusive, every
body in full dress. I was almost crazy
with fear lest I should get disappointed by
the milliner, and Madam Flanche, but ev
erything came home in time: the sweetest
bonnet you ever saw, with a prince s plume,
and 1 enclose you a little piece of ihe dress,
the new Renfrew robe, isn't it lovely f It
made pa frowD a little when the bills
came home, but ma attended to all that.
I had pa get me the finest prayer-book be
could nnd; crimson velvet, with a heavy
II 1 T-r n a . .
goia ciasp. now lucky that when we
girls were at school at Madame Dessaix's
xoung Ladies Hypophonaphon, we were
regularly drilled in our responses to the
ctiurcu service, to give the proper sweet ex
pressivcnes3 to the features. It was so
lucky: and then, too, on Sunday morning
i practised oetore the glass, saying them
and the Lord s Prayer aloud, and was get
ting along well, when that lease Alfred
who was all the while hid behind tbe cur
tains, b'urst out laughing, and said, "Go it,
sis, that high pious style of thing will take
him. Just as if there was not a proper
propriety even in saying the Lord's piayer.
out Alfred is not religious, and does nol
appreciate these things.
"1 never saw anything more impressive
in my life. He came in with bis suite a
little lale. Everybody rose and received
hnn. He took bis place in tbe pew as
signed faun. (Jur dear rectors bad prepar
ed a delightful little surprise in two beauti
ful f rayer liooks that lay upon Ibe cush
ion, the moit exquisite bindings you ever
saw, presents to Albert Edward, one from
Irimty Church, and the other from its cler
gy, xhat tease, Alfred, says if be had
known that was the dodge, be would
have bad a box of his favorite El Renfren
cigars put into the pew, presented by the
son of one of the wardens of Trinity, as
pa is, you know. But Alfred should not
joke on such sacred things. How sweet
and touching to give a young man away
from home a pious gift, like a prayer book !
The choir all came oul in their surplices,
twenty-tour m all. Ihat tease, Alfred,
whispered to me, 'Considerable surplus
piety in this church. I was provoked,
bat x bad to laugh. He is such a witch.
I wonder the surplices are not eveiywhere
in use, they give us a religious tone. I
said so to pa, but he does not like sur
plices, and said gruffly, "we should come
"ine services were most imposing.
They must have reminded the prince of his
home, and tbe tears came to my eyes as I
thought of it. 1 saw bira looking at me
just then, and my heart beat. There were
a great many clergymen present, and sev
eral bishops, and tbey took turns, aud all
them never appeared better. Some of tbe
intoning was lovely and so full of piety.
Ma said religion never seemed so much
like religion as on thai day, and Alfred,
the tease, said it reminded bim a little of
the Fourth of July, but Alfred isn't pious
you know; Pa says he never was prouder
of Trinity, all but the surplices in the choir.
But 1 cannot tell you all the lovely things
of that Sunday. The sermon was splendid.
My letter is longer than I intended, but
the memory of that Sunday is so delight-
1 wish you could have been here,
How fortunate for New York aod this coun
try that there is a Trinity where the dear
prince could be reminded of home. I for
got to say that I watched bim carefully in
II Ibe responses. I am certain . he pro
nounces r like v), as for instance, "Take
not Thy Holy Spiwit from us," "And
gwunt us Thy salvation. It is better than
dancing with tho prince to attend church
Strange Adventures of a Bust of
Lord Nelson. Among the lale items of
news from Hayti. we hoi tbe following:
Among the Acul mountains tbere has
been found, in an old housea bust of
Lord Nelson. It is of white marble, some-
hat stained by time and neglect. Nel
son is represented in bis costume of admi
ral, and bears on bis breast five decora
tions. One, in the commemoration of the
battle of Aboukir, has the inscription :
Rear-Admiral Lord Nelson of tbe Nile."
Another medal has the words: "Al
mighty God has blessed his Majesty's
ibis bust, inteiesting in its artistic and
islorical associations, was found on the al
tar devoted to the fetish worship, where
for half a century it has been reverenced
the Deity of the Mountain Streams.
Tho names of the sculptors were "Coalo
and Leady, of Lambeth."
lbus for fifty years a bust of an Eng
lish admiral has been worshiped . as a
Tbe finder of the statue bas refused an
offer of five hundred dollars for it. .
IZTWe notice that several of our ex
changes state on the authority of this pa
per, that tbe Sponge trade of this District,
for the past year, amounts to $12,000.
The amount stated by us is correct, and is
$72,000 instead of $12,000 a difference
our favor of $60,000. Key West Pa
JTSrBarnum has purchased the Cali
fornia grizzly bears of J. C. Adams, de
ceased, acd will ship tbem to Cuba and
thence to England. An old California
trapper succeeds Adams in the manage
ment oi ineoeasis. sw
Romance of a Sailor.
Romance Portland (Maine.) Advertiser
of last week relates tne following story.
"When the Royal British squadron lay
at anchor in our harbor, not only our own
citizens but hundred from the interior
towns of our country went onboard to ex
amine the rare sight to them of a first
class sbip-of-war, with her armameDt, and
crew of nearly niue nundred persons inclu
"One day, as a resident of one of the
interior towns in this country, about twelve
miles from Portland, was looking about be
low decks, and seeing here a sailor stretch
ed on the hard plr.nk sleeping as soundly
as if his bed were of sof:est down, tbere
another coiled nnon a son with a harder
iron for a pillow, while others were reading
by the dim light of a lamp, or busy in the
unsex-like act of plying the needle, as our
rural friend, looking around, saw all these
strange sights, he was supprised to see one
ot Her majesty s sailors step out from bis
mess, bold out bis hand "for a shake," and
call him by name. He, of course, return
ed the recognition, but utterly atalos-to
know how a sailor down between the decks
of a British man of-war should know him
and the town where he resided. Walking
a little aside, ibe sailor soon told his story
wbicb, in brief, was this: Some 14 years
since or more, he became possessed with
a desire to "see the world," and left tbe old
homestead, which was not a great distance
from that of the visitor and in tbe same
town. He shipped on board a vessel, and
after several voyages arrived in England.
Here, as usual, Jack had to live ashore,
and one night joined his companion "in a
spree." The oblivion of liquor threw its
SDel over his brain, and when be awoke
to sobriety and consciousness, he found
himself on board a British man-of-war,
He claimed to Da an American, but his
plea only led them to set a closer watch
r or twelve long and varied years be bad
served on board of various ships of war,
and now, when within twelve or fifteen
miles of bis boyhood's home, the love of
u.u uu wuik-, .i lauuuni umo .uu
well known bill sides, all conspired to give
him courage to revisil ihem, which he had
often resolved to carry out, but never had
found a filling opportunity.
A few hours after this interview, there
might have been seen down below the or
j.,..i. r .i,.i - ft
iiii ui-ia, vi uii5uiF, t.u .cnu.13, t..m ui
wnom nppeareri to oe in toe act ot .lives-
ting himself of his clothes, but seemed to
t .,.t .Ml-
iitj u.i e.-.ira Suit urnier ins external coier-
ing. JNear him was a sailor, who, in less
lime than we can tell it, was stripped of
his man-of-war rig, nnd stood forth from
his dark hole in a down east suit of frock-
coat and land lubber boots. Pulling a
pair of Yankee shoes from one pocket, and
Kossuth hat somewhat jammed from tbe
other, Her Majesty's sailor walked up the
gang-way a genuine Yankee in dress as
well as in blood.
To pass the marine guard at the ship's
gang-way, with tbe crowd similarly attir
ed, was an easy task for the two townsmen;
and once on shore they made direct for
their homes the wanderer of many years
content to remain among li is own nauve
hills, in one of the most quiet but beautiful
towns in Cumberland county, thoroughly
cured of his love of wandering to see the
Couldn't go It.
In the winter of 1857, about midnight,
passenger with a carpet sack in one hand
and a heavy shawl in tbe other, entered
tbe ireraont House in Chicago. Walking:
directly to the office, he hailed the ckrk
who presided at tbe desk. It being late at
night, almost every one bad left tbispopu-
tr exchange of ihe great northwestern me
tropolis, and the clerk bad fallen to nod
ding. Awakened by the salutation of the
stranger, be jumped up.
"Ah, Mr. Harris, glad to see you; just
arrived, 1 suppose from Detroit!
"Just in; very tired; have not had my
clothes off for two days; straight from New
York. Uatr you give me a room V
"I am flfiaiJ not; we are very full."
"You must stretch a point, for I must
have a room," replied Harris.
After looking over tbe register some mo
men's, the clerk snid
"I can put you in the same room Judge
Douglas occupied the last time he was
Ah!" replied Harris, "that will suit me.
was born a Democrat, have lived a Dem
ocrat, and hope to die one. I voted for
Buchanan, and would have greatly prefer
red voting for Douglas. Send me np I
waut to wash and go to -sleep.,
A waiter was immediately called, who,
taking the carpet sack in one band and a
light in tbe other, started, Mr. Harris fol
lowing, for 142. Arriving tbere, tbey en
tered a large and handsomely furnished
room, two beds, ono in each corner of tbe
room, two gentlemen in each bed except
one; there only one.
Ihe gas in the chandelier was dimly
stood, in graceful neglige, six glasses the
L, t ..i jt. r
burning over a large square table, on which
the best earrle-baeL a Inrrra snitloon t
each corner of the table, with tobacco ouids
i.r r..x: I
iiaiii in .now ouni-itirti maiiiuu , uilllieil-
tionables everywhere round, Harris looked
mournfully ; the waiter started off. Har
ris called out
-oiop, mine: i n go ciown with you a
moment. Arriving at thev office, Harris
said : "see here I am perfectly willing to
occupy the same room Stephen A. Doug
occupiea, out a li be if l want
sleep with the whole Democratic par-
An Excellent Cake. Take one cup of
butter and ihrM nf mm.r o.ll mhhd tn. I
getber, then take five eggs which have
been beaten very light, and stir them by
successive portions into the above mixture, I
adding also four cuns of flour and a cup of
sweet milk.. Add nutmeg and a wine glass
rose-water, and also add a teaspoonful
solution of soda. Baking about fif-
teen minutes in a moderately hot oven will I
A Florida "Cracker."
in a letter from Floiida to the New
York Commercial Advertiser, by Fitz
Hugh Ludlow thus describes a personage
luuigcuuus to toe section.
And see what portent is thatcominf J
t londa alone could produce this creation
It is landed proprietor from the interior
but people to the manor born do not call
bim by this respectful name. They style
him a "piny woods Cracker." He is riding
bis own horse a small native pony, whose
only currycomb is the most convenient
thornbush whose ears are of the half-lop
variety head abased and tail but no
it is not fair to speak slightingly of the
absent, it is .to be hoped that an equal
regard to fairness moves the Ianden proprie
tor to take turns with the pony in carrying
their united weight, for tbe sand is deep,
and webther horse or man be the heavier is
not obvious. The man is arrayed as for a
fancy dress ball. An immense sombrero
of braided palmetto shades his ratty little
black eyes, long rueful cheeks, and bronzed
beak-like nose. Beneath tbe palmetto
long grizzly locks straggle down upon the
tom aud particolored shoulders of what
may ages ago have been a blue sack coat,
but is now so shrunken or outgrown that its
pockets come close under his arms, and
its tails flutter about tbe small of his back,
His trousers are blue and white bedtick.
A calico shirt, whose pattern is black spots
on red ground, cost orriginally six cents
per yard besides the trouble of making up
by the laden proprietress are lady Crack-
eress of the backwoods cabin whence it
emanated and is thus too valuable to be
concealed by any vest. Tbe man who cut
the bedtic pantaloons was generous, but
they are short, and permit us to see so
much of an original Flordia pair of legs as
is comprised between the neighborhood of
the knee and that of the ancle. At this
latter, point the member disappear from
human view in a pair of marvelously roomy
shoes, borne manufactured of the alligator's
curiously cheekered bide. These last re
ceptacles rest on the thills of cart attached
l0 lne dejected pony by cotton ropes mir-
aculouslv knotted the said cart anrjareiit
ly knocked together out of yellow pine
boards by a violent thunderstorm, wbicb
cccured in the early youth of the landed
propritor. Ibe only ohjection to this view
of the case is that tbe cart has wheel
but Florida is tho rnnntrv nf rnra ninrlnpts-
. . . i 7
and ihese rolnrv nhenomenn mv h r.
C0Unted for on the supposition that they
originally grew and were added on to the
00ar(ls as arl afler thought,
wheelwright of our acquaintance could
ever saw out these singular pieces of tim
ber and stick them together under the im
pression lhal they were wheels. The land
proprietor sits on bis horse in a heap
like a human bag of meat has a short
pipe in bis mouth a rope attached at the
lower end to his animal's neck in one hand
a long black whip of bullskiu in the
other, with which at ever step he expresses
his dissent to the sentiment of tbe old
If I had a donkey and he wonldn't Co.
Do you think I'd wollop him? Nol So!! No!!
As he jogs past "a la posstilion we
look into that fortuitous concourse of
boards the cart. It is about the size of
candle box, but it carries freight one
small bundle of cornstalks to serve for tbe
pony's fudder. And with this, he has
come thirty miles through the sandiest
roads of the piny woods ! Fancy a yankee
goin to see tbe "ta-owu even with such
vehicle and not carrving even three
coots worth of garden sass to trade far
pair of knitting-needles.
les! ibe production is original. We
are in Florida.
[Correspondence of the London Times.]
The French Troops About Rome
According to the last two numbers of
the Giornale di Roma, the arrival of
French troops and the re-establishment of
Pontifical authority at various places at the
ratnmonio have been productive of many
demonstrations of joy and attachment to
the Pupal rule. At Castlenuovo aod Cm
la Castellnna the Pope s arms were resto
red to their places amid the exultation of
the people and unanimous cries of " Viva
Pio Nono!1 uttered by "a population
overjoyed at the opportunity of manifest
ing its true sentiments. At JNepi, (Jam
pngnano, Roncigliode, &c, there were en
thusiastic acclamalious, discharge of mor
tars, illuminations at night, and so forth
In short, to read the official journal, one
would suppose that the proclamation of
Victor Emanuel and tbe display of the
tri color had been brought about only by
force or by threats of sack and massacre.
It is painlul to destroy so pleasing a pic
ture of devotion to tbe rrince of Rome,
but unfortunately tbe facts of the case are,
with one exception, dimelncally opposed
to tho statements of tbe Giornale. livery
wherelse tbe utmost resisistance was op
posed short of recourse to arms, which
would have been unavailing, and indeed
sneer mnanes3. At viterbo. on tbe ap-
Pr?h .f lhf Ench lhe g8tBS were c'oseJ'
nd deputation was sent ont to know
w7Rt. tUe7 On their stating their
n,,ss'Vn' le7.were '"rorraea toat tue gm
: . i . j it-iL. a
bo opened for them. The
French commander insisted very strongly
that they should be, in order to save the
unpleasant necessity of making nse of two
gunswkich be baa witn mm. mere was
nothing for it but submission, and the
town was entered. The next thing to be
done was to substitute the Papal, insigna
for those of nardina, to take down tbe trt-
colored flag which waved from the public
buildings and from a great number of pri
vate houses. The Goi falters or Mayor
refusing to do this, he was set aside, and
bis predecessor, who had served under the
Parsl rule, and was appointed w bit
t3Tn England every child is required
by law, to be able to read and write before
it is permitted to enter the coal and iron
mines. Efforts are being made by the
frieuds of education to extend the pro vis-
ions of this salutary law into all other
branches of labor.
Are Women Naturally Polite.
Mrs. Wyllys asks that question, and
then elaborately answers it herself, thus:
Are women naturally polite, did yoa
ask, dear, good-natured Public!
Did you ever know a woman to make
room in an omnibus, five on a side, when -Number
Six was entering, flounced and yel
veted, until orded by the driver!
Did you ever know a little pair of gait
er boots to turn one inch either to the
right or left when they could have saved
you from a streaming gutter by tbe opera
tion ! Patent leathers dont behave so
Did yoa ever bear a woman say, "I am
sorry to have given so much trouble,'' when
the dry goods clerks had turned things top-
sy turvy, without finding the shade or col
or that never existed I -
Did you ever know a Woman who did
not know it was "outrageous'' for another
woman to travel with a baby, or wbo
didn't regard it as ."cruel and barbarous,"
if any one objected to the crying of her
Did you ever know two women to talk
of a third without ridiculing her, even if .
she was her "dear particular friend I"
Did you ever praise one young lady in
the presence of another, without being
confidentially told of some enormous faults
or deformity in the former which you bad
not dreamed of I
Did you ever know a pretty woman to
make an expression without half a dozen
other pretty women ruining tho effects of
it the instant sbe left tbe room !
Did you ever know a woman to apolo
gize for having knocked another woman's
bonnet into "pi, (that s pnntensm, but
expressive, notwithstanding,) with the cor
ner of ber parasol !
Did yon ever hear of a woman wbo had
an idea that sbe was making tronble bj
her little airs and grace !
We don t believe you ever did, reader.
They are a race of unacconntables, these
women, just as sweet and piquant as June
roses, sometimes, and then again, bristling
like so many venomous tborn bushes.
Tbere s one thing we never ceased to be
inwnrly thankful for that we're not a man
and consequently not obliged to marry one
of 'em. Wby he would drive ns crazy
in a week, with her whims and fancies, and .
her petty ways. We would make the
most henpecked husband in tbe world, un
less, indeed, we bad the nerve to run
away from her or shut her up in a, closet
for a week, until she promised to be
have batter. When a woman chooses she
can be the nearest thing to an angl of
anything in tGe world, and what a pity it
sbe doesn't always choose. Life Illustrated.
Are Women Naturally Polite. Frits in a Stew--Lager to the
Tbe peaceful ocean of mud that washes
the southern boundary of our city, was
violently agitated, on yesterday, by the de
nouement of an affair of the heart, of a
most intense and chivalrous character.
Fritz Klaraerbach, nn honest young Ger- .
man, having recently wedded a fairy crea- ;
ture "to the manor born," thus forming an
individual alliance between America and
tho Fatherland, invested the hoard of sev
en years' experience in making apparel for
the human form, in a pleasant cottage, in
which be placed bis happy bride. Tbe
joys of wedded life rolled on uninterrupted
ly for several months, when ono day an
old acquaintance of the blissful couple drop
ped in, and made himself agreeable enough ''
to the lady to excite the ire of the faithful
Fritz. Fritz pondered, when tbe old ac
quaintance left, wbal to do, and voted with
in himself as to tbe feasibility of a row,
coming to the ferocious conclusion that
Johannes Rhimbummer was one very big
rascal and should be magnificently whipped
if ever be spoke to the virtuous Mrs. Ag-
nes Klaramerback again. Mr. Rhimbum- -mer
did not appear again nntil yesterday
morning, when, wilh a delightful smile and
a voluptuous swagger, he sailed into the :
suburban cottage, and rushes into the arms
of Agnes. He did not dream that Fritz
was on hand, having encountered the wor
thy husband some distance down town on
ly a few moments before, and when he .
sank into the bosom of his adored, the
jealous Fritz waded into him from behind,
dragged bim into the street, and wallop
ed him in the. mud. Strange to say, the
detected Rhimbummer, stung to the giz
zard with his guilt, took it all patiently
and wiped his head:
That was all he sad.
His eyes were knocked into imitation
of peeled onions, and his nose split like a
squashed crab apple, and mixed np so mis
cellaneously with his mammoth moustache,
that it was difficult to tell which side of
his head his mouth was on. As soon as
he found himself at liberty, the unhappy
beau mizzled, and the mud flew off bis
coat-tail and the heels of his boots with
the sunbeam splatter of a mud-covered sul
ky wheel in a state of frantic circulation.
Ibe irascible fritz watched bun till be
was out of eigbt, and then nervously
scratching his head, shook his fist at bis
wife, and in thundering tones exclaimed:
"I gets trunk for yon, matam; I trinks all
de lager in town; I trinks kirshenwasser,
1 tnuks Jobannisbergo; I innKS every
dings, matam, and gets so trunk as never
was. luyvi'l! dunaer, yaiyai ana no
plunged rapidly through the mud, and
when last seen Dy our inrormar.i, was in a
condition of that speechless good feeling
so peculiarly illustrative of the healthy ef
fects of lager, ami the sedative results that
arise from its from its frequent imbibiiion.
Petersburg (Va.) Express.
2T"I will and bequeath," said an Irish
man in his will, "to my beloved wife all
my property without reserve, and to nor
son Patrick, one half tbe remainder, and
Dennis, my youngest son, the rest. If
anything is left, it may go to Terrenes Mc
Carty, in sweet Ireland.
9"Two desperadoes. Toner and Blan-
kensbip, getting into a quarrel at tlia Court
House, Buckingham county, Va., on the
23d ulu, Tonoy stabbing bis antagonist
three times causing instant death. .