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"TELL THEM TO OBEY
THE LAWS AND UPHOLD
THE CONSTITUTION OF
WEDNESDAY, JTJJSTE 18, 1862.
THE UNITED STATES."-!'
Worm of se.n a. Dowlas.
Our Story-Teller. "C. S. A."
BY GEORGE ARNOLD.
Robert Bagley was one of tliose odd geni
tises who stem to hare do defined sphere or
mission here on this lower earth. He was al
ways engaging in a grand speculation of tome
sort, which was sure to make a fortune tor
him; and something was certain to frustrate
hia plans some rare and almost impossible
combination of circumstances, that nobody
could have foreseen -just when the future
smiled most brightly upon him.
He had begun lire in a mercantile counting
Louse; but found commerce slow in its remu
neration, so he took to the stock-exchange.
This soon exhausted the small capital he pos
sessed, and a wealthy uncle purchased a share
in a newspaper lor the young man. Robert
wrote the money articles, and used them with
some success in his stock-jobbing operations ;
but the newspaper shortly died, and my hero
became agent for a patent connected with a
printing-press. The fortune he had confi
dently expected, did not suddenly accrue to
liim ; so he dropped this patent for another ;
and falling in with some political people, tried
to get a fat berth in the Patent Office at Wash
ington. ne failed, but made a little money out of a
' contract for illustrating Patent Reports, which
be farmed out to some engravers of his ac
quaintance. The engraving business having
been thus brought to his notice, he endeavor
ed to perfect the zincogrnphic process, f o as to
supersede the use of box-wood, and in time,
made some very interesting discevei ies.
Among these was the fact that the new pro
cess was a total failure.
During one of his flush periods, he tad
leut three hundred dollars to a friend who was
about going to Cuba with a cargo of ice.
This friend now returned with a ship-load of
cigars and oranges, and offered to pay Baglev
in trade. He took the amount, then, in ci
gars, and opened a neat little store in Broad
way, for their sale. It was near a theatre,
and in time the actors and managers made it
a sort of rendezvous. Robert sold his cigar
store the next winter, and undertook the
management of the theatre.
It was during this season that the great
diamond robbery was perpetrated, when
ilad'lle de Bavarde lust the splendid jewels
xiven her by Baron von Kowhingen, si Vi
enna. The case was a very interesting one, involv
ing much timeand research, and Bagley fol
lowed it up with the delight of a man who
has a talent, hitherto undeveloped, for intrigue
and diplomacy. He evinced so much skill
and perseverance, and outdid even the shrew
dest detective officers so cleverly, that his
friends advised him to adhere to the busines,
and he did. The theatrical management was
unsuccessful, but the ex-manager soon held a
high position ia the detective police.
While Bagley was still the lessee and di
rector of the theatre, a little episode occurred,
which has a material bearing npon this story.
It was just at dusk, and the manager was
standing in front of his house, as managers
love u at about the time when tire audience
begin to gather around the still-closed aper
tures of the ticket-office. He was lost in
- ome dream of the future, or some memory of
the past, and paid little attention to the exter
nal world about him, until recalled by a sud
den and unusual request
A lady, closely vailed, approached him in a
lurried manner, and begged his protection
against the attention? of two men who had
been following lnsr and persecuting her with
various vulgar flatteries. She seemed in great
trepidation and alarm, and had appealed to
Bagtey, she said, because she knew him by
sight and by name, and had always consider
ed him a fxA'ile and wo'thy gentleman.
The manager placed her in safety in the ves
tibule of the theatre, and confronted the two
persons whose escort she had found so dis
tasteful They made some show ot imperti
nence at first, but on a threat of the police,
and a few vigorous Words of reproof, they
This was not an emergency to bring forth
ny astounding degreeof heroic chivalry) but
lle lady, terrified as Rhe was, magnified her
deliverance in proportion to her magnitude of
alarm, and was disposed to took upon Bagley
as the preserver of her life, at the very least.
Her excitement and fear made her quite ill
for a brief time, and Robert invited her to sit
dows in the box-office until he could procure
a glass of wioe and-water to overcome her
faiutness. She accepted and the half-hour's
chat that ensued was as pleasant as passible.
Finally, the clerk entered to open the office,
and the lady arose to go, Bagley, charmed
by her beauty and conversation, gallantly of
fered her the use of his carriage, which stood
at the cottage -door, and offered to drive her
to her home. She Consented, with evident
gratitude, to this arrangement ; and the ride
to her residence a handsome house in Twenty-third
street, on the east side was as agre
able as the chat in the box-otfice had been.
On parting from Bagley, his charge gave
him a card, and invitee him to call upon her,
when she could thank him in a more compos
ed and tranquil manner for his kindness.
This, he promised both himself and her, he
, would speedily do ; but when he arrived at
the theatre again, and examined the card, he
was mortified fo find that it was blank. Un
doubtedly, she had given it to him by ruis
takff. ' . : ; .
A After this, ! must con fest that the manager's
mind was very much haunted by the memory
of the bright eyes and pleasant smile of the
mamnve. He met her, on Broadway, too,
just often enough to keep those memories
Vivid, and always received a very friendly re
cognition ; but did not have an opportunity
to speak with her ; so he could not learn her
He drove through Twenty-third street cer
tainly nof less than forty times, in th hope of
recognizing the house at the door of which he
had left her, but there were two consecutive
blocks precisely alike, externally, and no sign
of the right eyes that haunted him at any
window, he passed.
The business of observant persons whose
intentions are hostile to the Government of
the United States, and of collecting facts which
can assure their conviction and imprisonment,
is much more widely pursued, just now, than
many people imagine.
There are hosts of deputy-marshals, secret
agents, and similar officials, quietly working
away in our midst, unknown to any around
them ; and the man whose belief of practice
is disloyal, must be wonderfully shrwed to
escape the Argus-eyes whose only care is to
note his every word and deed.
The reputation that Robert Bagley had
gained by his connection with the detective
service, attracted the attention of those in
power, and consulted in his appointment as a
deputy marshal intrusted with important se
cret service in this department A tough and
knotty case was given him to unravel as the
marshal observed, "to cut his teelh upon;"
and he devoted his entire energies to its
" working up," as it is technically termed.
The facts were these: A wealthy gentle
man, residing in a small town in New York
State, had, early in the present troubles, hoist
ed a Confederate flag upon his house, and used
very positive language concerning what he
was pleased to call an " unjust, unholy, and
villainous war of conquest." A little later, he
was known to be purchasing arms and am
munition, in considerable quantities; but no
one could tell how he disposed of them. Then
he bought a light-draught, fast sailing screw
steamer, and scnt.ht-r off, ostensibly ior a
Cuban port, in ballast; and a merchant-vessel,
arriving a few days later, reported having
spoken such a steamer off Cape Ilatteras, un
der Confederate colors. .
All this was very much against the wealthy
geutleman aforesaid ; and some trustworthy
agents were set to look into his proceedings.
They found, however, that a change had come
over the spirit or his dream, apparently. His
house now bore the biggest Federal flag in
the county, and his conversation wmassoa id
.'or the Union as that of General Scott him
self could be. Not a sign or a shadow ot dis
loyalty could be found about him or his prem
ises, and the detectives were sorely puzzled.
Thus the case stood when it came into Bag
ley'g hands, and promised him all the work
he could desire.
He employed several agents to keep track
of everything that the suspected man did and
said; of all his mouey-investment9 and their
results ; of the letters he mailed and received ;
of the Visitors he entertained ; in a word, his
whole life, in public and in private.
These researches and investigations were
crowned with a discovery, at length. Three
trunks, large, strongly made, and heavy, ar
rived at the railroad depot one night, by the
lata train.- They Were directed thus :
"C. S. A.
"GRANT SHELBY, ESQ.,
"R—, N. Y."
Grant Shelby was the name of this suspect
Bagley marveled much at the daring reck
lessness of a man who would openly receive
packages marked with the initials of the "Con
federate States of America."
" Where are these trunks ?' he asked of the
agent who had brought the intelligence to his
"At the depot."
" What is in ihem ?"
"I dont know sir."
" Let me know to-morrow morning."
The order was well obeyed. One of the
trunks contained jew elry, toilet-articles, and
a thick MS. volume, marked with the Con
federate initials" C. S. A" the others con
tained ladies' wearing-apparel, money, books,
" Bring me the manuscript volump," com
It was brought to him, unopened, and the
trunks were locked again, to be left till Mr.
Shelby should remove them. If the MS. con
tained anything to criminate him, he Was then
to be arrested. If not, the destination of the
baggage was to be carelully watched, and fur
ther developments awaited.
The MS. was a diary, written in a feminine
handwriting. The first entries were dated
" New Orleans," and Bagley made sure that
he had found a prize, until he saw that the
diary commenced in 1857. Turning over the
leaves for a later date, he caught sight of his
own name, and eagerly perused the pages that
referred to him.
I do not know that such a course is pardona
ble to delicate minds ; but all government is
essentially jesuilical in the practice of the the
ory that "Ends justify Means;" and if we
have a government at all, we must at time?
lake liberties with private affairs.
The entries that referred to Bagley were
not made in New Orleans, but in New York.
The writer of the diary was a woman of cul
tivation and intelligence, evidently, who had
passed her childhood in the South, but had
been educated in the North; and her sympa
thies were plainly Northern, though she had
made frequent visits to her early home."
None lately, however. ' She had relumed,
according to the di.try, from New Orleans to
New Tone, about the first of January (ISCi),
with the design of avoiding the whole of the
revolutionary troubles that bid fair to wreck
and ruin the entire country below Mason &
Dixon's line. Not long after her arrival in the
Northern metropolis, she experienced an ad
venture that she glowingly described in two
and a half pages of her journal. It was the
little episode I have related ; and thus it was
that Bagley found bis own name mentioned
in this volume that had so oddly fallen under
his eyes 1 In a word, the writer of the diary
was noue other than the unknown lady to
whom he had extended his protection that
evening in front of the theatre.
I am ashamed to say that my hero read
this portion with an absorbing interest, al
though he must have known that there was
nothing whatever that could throw any lijht
upon the treasonable proclivities of Mr. Shel
by. Perhaps he blushed and perhaps not to
find himself spoken of as " a splendid fellow,"
"handsome," "chivalrous," and "entertain
ing." Perhaps he was pleased to learn that
his inconnue had been " ridiculously anxious
for him to call," and " quite desesperee'' that
he did not ; how she had felt " a thrill of de
light" when she met him in Broadway, and
how she " exclaimed, mentally, with Shaks
' I would that Heaven had eent me such a man!' "
" By Jove, you shall have just such a man,
my dear girl I" involuntarily exclaimed Bag
ley, somewhat excited by the visinos that
arose before him.
" Mr. Shelby has a visitor to-day, sir," said
one of the secret agents, who soon after en
tered;, "a young lady, sir very pretty.
Came down in the eleven o'clock train to-day.
" Baggage V
" Only a guitar-case and a little dog, sir."
Bagley was prompt in having the diary re
turned to the trunk whence it had been taken
an easy proceeding enough, as the railroad
baggage-master was one of his secret corps.
It was done just in time, too; for Shelby
came to the depot for the truuks that same
With him came Bagley' friend, the writer
of the diary. Of course, Robert was on the
spot, and a happy recognation took place. In
shaking hands, the young lady who seemed
a little trepidated, and blushed prettily drop
ped her handkerchief. Bagley hastened to
pick it up, and saw, in one corner, the initials,
" C. S. A.," neatly embroidered.
The tru'h flashed upon him. He had sus
pected, before that these letters mijjit repre
sent a personal cognomen, as well as a rebell
ious government ; and now, he was sure of it.
They briefly related the fact of her having
given him a blank card, and begged her for
" Come here, Uncle Grant I" she cried ; and
Mr. Shelby, who had been busying himself
with the baggage, approached.
' This is my uncle, Mr. Shelby, Mr. Bagley,"
she said, " who I am now visiting."
The gentlemen expressed themselves proud
of each other's acquaintanceship.
"Now, uncle, introduce me to Mr. Bagley,"
laughed the niece. " We are excellent friends,
but he does not know my name!"
Mr. Shelby looked puzzled.
" Your neice tells the simple truth, sir,"
said Bagley. " The mystery can be easily
" Then, Mr. Bagley, I am happy to present
to yon my niece, Miss Arrowsmith," replied
Shelhy. " And now, Caroline, what does all
this mean ?"
"Caroline? Is your first name Caroline?
Pardon me, but I have an object in knowing
your entire name."
" Caroline Shelby Arrowsmith, at your ser
vice." "C. S.A.tt
" Those are my initials, Mr. Bagley."
"Mr. Bagley was observed to be very
thoughtful for some moments.
Now, I know very well that the present
habit of romance-writers is, to finish up their
works as if the world were about coming to
an end. The readers for all I know, demand
that every character in the story shall be sat
isfactorily accounted for and settled, so that
no ear h'y interest can adhere to her or him
thereafter. Marriage and death are the means
employed to destroy the vitality of our heroes
and heroines, and to keep the reader from ev
er inquiring further into their fortunes.
I do not see why this custom should have
become so universal with gentlemen of my
cloth: but it has, till the conclusion of a mod
ern novel is hardly more than a catalogue of
I mean to rebel against the fashion (as reb
ellion is just now the order of the day, and
my family name warrants me in such a course),
and to refuse my readers any knowledge of
the termination of the labors of Mr. Bagley.
I am not wantonly cruel, so I will not with
hold from you the fact that he married Miss
Arrowsmith ; but I positively decline to in
form you whether Mr. Shelby was proven to
be a good and patriotic citizen of the Union,
or a dangerous and treasonable enemy, now
confined within the gloomy cascmated walls
of Fort Lafayette.
And the best reason I have for not telling
you of his fate is, that I know nothing about
it myself I
Local Agents. We desire to secure the
ssrvicc3 of sot le reliable person as Agent for
cur paper, in svery town and township of this
and adjoining counties. Any one R illing to
accept an agency, or knowing of any other
person who would be, will confer a favor by
immediately addressing ns. Wo will compen
sate Agnts to their entire satisfaction.
All Sorts of Good Reading.
Andy Johnson's Organ on the Vallandighammer
A NEW PLOT OF THE CONSPIRATORS—ATTEMPT TO
REORGANIZE THE BUCHANAN DEMOCRACY BY
CERTAIN CONGRESSMEN—BE ON YOUR GUARD!
We have been intending for some day3 to
notice a very remarkable movement of certain
Democratic Congressmen, well known as al
lies and sympathizers with Breckinridge,Cobb,
Floyd and Humphrey Marshall A meeting
was held the other day, by these old party
hacks, whose reputations are as battered and
soiled as an old harlot's and addresses sent forth
to the people of the United States. This for
midable pronunciamento, after circulating five
or six weeks, got just thirteen signatures.
Unavoidable absence, we presume, on pub
lic business, prevented the names of Howell
Cobb,- Jefferson Davis, Jesse D. Bright, Hum
phrey Marshall, Gustavus A. Henry, Wigfall,
and Neil Brown, from adding their lustre to
this newly risen galaxy of patriots.
Yallandingham and his crowd want to con
tinue in office, and get their old friends back
again, and for this purpose "there must be
opposition" to the present Administration.
We thought that as the Nation was struggling
with a mighty rebellion, it was the duty of
all citizens, without distinction of sect or ptr
ty, to fly to the support of the officers who
had been put in command of the laboring ship
of State, in order to rescue her passengers and
save her precious cargo, " No," say the thir
teen, "The first thing is to settle the question
as to what sort of a flag the ship must carry.
And next we must have the offices. Nobody
has confidence in us. We were turned out
of office for bad conduct, but the ship shall
perish unless we are restored."
But the address tells a monstrous falsehood
when it says that in " all its civil acts and ap
pointments, the Administration has recognized
its fealty and obligations to party." It is an
impudent, glaring lie. Whom did President
Lincoln offer to appoint Secretary of War?
Joseph Holt, a Southern Democrat, who is in
deed worthy of the name of Democrat
Whom did he appoint Secretary of War?
Hon. E. M. Stanton, another life-long Demo
crat Whom did he nominate as Major-General
of the United States armies? George B.
MeClelian, another firm, unwavering Demo
crat. What are Gen. Dumont, Gen. Euell
and Gen. Ilalleck 1 Democrats nominated by
President Lincoln, and confirmed by a Sen
ate overwhelmingly Republican. Tue sign
ers of the Address, to make out the faintest
shadow of a pretext for the plot, were com
pelled to insert a falsehood. Had we space
we could enumerate hundreds of other ap
pointments Andrew Johnson, as Governor
of Tennessee, for example.
Not one word does this address say of putting
down and crushing out the Southern Confede
racy. It utters no rebuke against the rebels
It deprecates neither bridge burning, nor wire
cutting, nor guerrilla marauding, nor destroy
ing railroad cars, nor any Confederate out
rages. It is dumb as the grave on the hor
rors now sweeping over devoted East Tennes
see, the home of martyrs and patriots. It
condemns not the barbarity of the rebel Gov
ernment towards our gtdlant prisoners. It
has no condemnation of the infamous con
scription act, nor withering invective to pour
out like melten lava on the heads of the reb
els who are burning the cotton and sugar
crops, and desolating the South. Then it
speaks no cheering word of congratulation for
our gallant and heroic soldiers who have left
their fa-ms, and shops and pleasant firesides to
save the Government, and keep step to the
sublime mus"o of the Union under the flag of
the Republic. It does not even hint, what
every intelligent man knows to be the fact,
that the prime and moving cause, the fountain
head and source of this rebellion is a determi
nation on the part of Southern office-holders
and corrupt aristocrats to destroy free govern
ment and build up a monarchy or aristocracy
on the ruins of Democratic institutions. The
man who is ignorant of this, is ignorant of the
speeches, addresses, resolutions and newspa
pers of the Cotton States lor the last twenty
years. He is ignorant of the speeoh of Hon.
L. W. Spratt, one of the leading men of South
Carolina, who declared that "SLAVERY
CANNOT SHARE A COYERNMEXT
WITH DEMOCRACY 1"' "Slavery having
achieved one victory to escape the Democra
cy at the North, mitf achieve another to escape
it at the South " He mti.-t be ignorant of the
declaration of Vice President Stephens, as re
ported by the Savannah Republican, that
" SLAVERY," not Democracy, mark you,
or the right of man to rule himself but
''Slavery is the chief corner stone ot our Gov
ernment. The ideas of the framers of the old
Federal Constitution were fundamentally
In these declarations of the leaders of the
rebellion, which we are obliged to cut short
for want of space for they could be extend
ed indefinitely we find the true cause of this
hellish rebellion.' It was enmity to free Gov
ernment. It was the determination on the I
part of an aristocratic clique not to rubmit to j
the people, and be controlled by an "ignorant !
majority," as we heard John C. Breckinridge '
say. at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in the sum
mer of 1801. As a further proof of this, the
Democratic party was hopelessly split at Bal
timore a year before Lincoln cams into pow
er, and split by the very men who issue this
arfrlrpiis. Tt is also to hp. romnrkerl that on flip
advent of Mr. Lincoln to the Presidency, the I
House of Representatives, Senate and Su-!
nrpmfl fAnrf. Tc.-rt in iht linrMc nt fbn T),
cratic party. "vYpy then did the cotton ving '
fly off and set up a new Confederacy ? The
Northern Douglas Democracy would not be
controlled by the insolent Buchanan Democ
racy, and so a disruption took place. Xash
ville Union, Shy 17th.
THE ANNIVERSARY MEETINGS.
A SPRIGHTLY REVIEW OF THE SUBJECT MATTER,
Tue Ncwburyport Herald, of the 30th, con
tains an article upon the anniversary meetings
held ia Boston last week, from which we ex
'Most of the resolutions, reports and speech
es of the meetings have been about the inex
tinguishable negro. The ebony idol is the
grand spiritual center for all re!igioU3and ben
evolent ideas to shoot at, in this era. It was
the negro in Canada, the negro in Africa, the
negro in Jamaica, the negro in Hayti, the ne
gro in slavery, the negro as a contraband, the
negro at Fortress Monroe, the negro in the
District of Columbia,' the negro at Port Roy
al, the negro as liberated by Hunter, the ne
gro on the underground railroad, the negro as
seen by '' Old Abo," the negro as he was, the
negro as he is, the negro as he should be, the
negro in heaven. It reminds us of life as we
witnessed it at the Ile of Shoals. First, in
the morning take a boat and catch a fish, but
lest you should be hungry before returning
take dried halibut for luncheon ; next, dress
fish ; third, breakfast on hashed fish with fried
fish for variety ; then take a bite of salt fish
dried, at 11 o'clock. For dinner fish chowder,
with fish balls warmed up for dessert At 4
p. f., herrings smoked. For supper, codfish
boiled, with haddock and mackeral fried. Be
fore going to bed, cured pollock with fricas
seed dinners. The next day it was the 3ame
course reversed, beginning on cunners and
leaving off with dried halibut The third day
it was cod chowder for breakfast, boiled hali
but for dinner, and broiled corned fish for sup
per. The fourth day lobster came in for break
fast ; sardines at dinner, ns a luxury ; floun
ders for supper, with fried eels cold at ten
o'clock in the evening. And so it was chang
ed round from dr.y to day, but all resolved it
self into this process catch fish, preserve fish,
eat fish, and finally be fish. We noticed that
the boa's were shaped like fishes ; the houses
smelled like fish ; the vane on the church was
the figure of a fish ; the church record said
that the custom had been to pay the minister
in fish for that wa3 the currency of the
inlands; and at the conference meeting, one
good man urging sinners to repent, said " re
lipion wis like baked salmon, the more sman
had the more he wr.nted." It might be that
our eyes deceived us, but some of the men
looked scaly, like fh-hes; the women made
the sleeves of their dresses to represent fish
fins, and had bonnets of stuff like fish gills,
while the children wore sections of fish spines,
strung, like beads, about their necks, and col
lected seaweed for flowers. We heard one
visitor say that in the shad and herring season
they could not change their clothes, there
were so many small bones coming through
the flesh and pinning the clothes to the body,
like nails in a shingled roof. The negro at
the anniversary meetings isquite as prominent
and important as fish at the Iles of Shcals.
The Bible, Tract, Missiormr-. Education, and
all the other Moral Relorm Societies had the
African flavor. Sambo crept into the Unita
rian festival at Music Hall; into the Trinita
rian prayer meeting, at Warren Chapel; into
the Universalist Unity, on School street; oc
cupied half the space at the meeting of the
Kansas Aid Society in Keenan Hail, and filled
the Tremont Temp'e Union gathering, held
for the benefit of Parson Grimes' church.
Once, at a missionary meeting, the Sandwich
Islands were mentioned, but it was all to tell
what deep interest the natives felt for the
" contrabands;" and once Siam was pronounc
ed by mistake, it is presumed for Sambo.
Mention was made in one meeting of the
Ojibway and Ottowa Indians; but it was on
ly to tell of the destructive vices and corrup
ting agencies of a pro-slavery government that
would not remember the African as "a man
and a brother,'' and one eentleman speaking
of the Cuba slave trade, referred to the Minis
ter at Madrid, when he was interrupted by
the black -coated man from the country, who
inquired if he did not mean the Mendi mission.
All through, the week, from Sunday morning
to this. Friday, morning, it has been declared
out of order to speak of anything but the col
ored srent!'"inin, unless by wny of illustration.
On Washington street one lady from Lynn
was overheard to ask another fiom Worcester,
if she did not think that it was wicked tohave
" so many rude and drunken soldiers in Bos
ton on anniversary week !" " She should,"
she said, ' but they were going down South
to liberate their colored sisters." "Oh, is
that the object." was the response, "well, I
thought they were well-behaved and pious
young men. How I sympathize with them.
I have been thinking of going to Port Royal
myself, as a teacher, bul I have forgotten so
rmi;!i of botany, and it would cost me so
much to have my telescope carried there to
teach astronomy, that I think I shall not go.
But how my heart bleeds for the poor crea
tures who cannot appreciate the beauties of
nature as seen ui the early Cowers, or read
the character of their Maker in the cs!e;tial
skies and twinkling stars!" Here our repor
ter left, and it is a clunce i: he is caught in
Boston again on Anniversary week."
A Greenhorn's Visit to Paris.
The Paris Pays Las the following curious
As a police patrol was going its round one
night in the neighborhood of the Pantheon, it
found a man attired in the most extraordinary
way. itij on a stotio bonch at a port" ci'MYe.
His hair had been covered with some clammy
substance over which copper filings had been
sprinkled so that it was stiff and brilliant;
feathers had been stuck in it so as to forn a
sort uf diadem; his face was daubed with
paint of different colors; he had on a neck
lace formed of corks cut round and covered
with gilt paper; hia shirt was worn over his
clothes and was ornamented with arabesques
in red paint ; his trowsers were raised so as
to leave his legs bare, and his legs, as also his
neck and arms, were painted of a chocolate
color. Near him was a bundle containing his
stockings, cravat, waistcoat, ic He was fast
asleep, and, on being " wakened, manifested
the greatest astonishment at finding himself
in such a place and hi such a guise. Being
taken to the nearest guard house and ques
tioned, he stated that Le was a well-to do far
mer in the department of the Aisne. and had
long been termented with a desire to see Par
is. Having collected a sum of money, he had
come to the capital for the Emperor's fete, and
remained there ever since. The day before
he was found so strangely accoutred he went
to the Jardin des Plantes and sat down on a
bench to rest himself Shortly after a young
man of gentlemanly appearance, who was
reading a book, seated himseir by his side.
They got into conversation, and he related to
the young man what he had seen in Paris,
but expressed great regret that he had not
been able to fall in with the Siamese ambas
sadors. " How lucky it is that we have met 1"
cried the young maa. " The ambassadors are
this very eveuiug to visit a naval surgeon of
my acquaintance who cured their queen of
the whooping-cough: and if you like I will
take you to his house." The farmer at first
hesitated to accept the stranger's offer, but the
latter pressed him so courteously that he con
sented. An appointment to meet in the evening in
the Place de Pantheon war made, and both
the farmer and the young man were punctual.
The latter led the countryman up and down
several obscure streets, and then entered a
house in which there was no concierge. In
one apartment to which he was introduced
the farmer found several young men drinking
and smoking, and he was induced to drink
with them. After a while he was shown,
through a hole in the door, several persons,
male and female, who were dressed in strange
co.-tumes, and were told that they were the
ambassadors and their wives, but '.hat he cou'.d
not be admitted to them unless lie would con
sent to have certain changes made in his dress.
He at first refused, but at last, alter being well
filled with wine, submitted. His toile'te hav
ing been completed, lie was then introduced
to the ambassadors. They courteously enter
ed into a conversation with him through an
interpreter, and then insisted that he should
partake of their refreshments. What he ate,
he said, was very strange, and what he drank
still more so. At last the ambassadors noti
fied him that they were so pleased with him
they would decorate him with the Order of
the White Elephant ; bat they said that, in
accordance with the custom of the country,
he must first chase one of them down stairs,
and the farmer pursued. But on reaching the
bottom the outer door was suddenly opened
and he was pushed out ; the door was then
closed on him, and a moment after a bundle
containing the articles of dress he had taken
off was dropped from a window. He knock
ed loudly at the door, but received no reply.
He therefore went away and walked about
until, overcome with fatigue and the fumes of
drink, he sat down to rest He soon fell
asleep, and remained sleeping untill until he
was found by the police. After he had told
his singular story he was made to count his
money. He said that not a sou had been ta
ken from him. It was thus clear that he lud
only been made the victim of a practical hoax,
and it is thought likely that the perpetrators
ot it were students.
Gallantry of Horses.
An Er glish lady of rank and Wealth, now
in Egypt, writes home as follows ;
" I fear you deem me rainer boastful of my
horsemanship, when I tell you that two Arab
horses which threw their cavaliers did not
throw me. The same, however, was not in
my skill, but in the very remarkable predi
lection which these intelligent animals feel
toward the weaker sex. Let the wildest and
fiercest Arabian be mounted by a woman,
and you will see him grow mild and gentle
as a lamb. I have had plenty of opportuniti
es to make the experiment, and iti my own
stable there is a beautiful gray Arab, which
nobody but myself dare ride. lie knows me.
anticipates my Wishes, and judiciously calcu
lates, the fatigue I can bear without incon
venience. It is curious to see how ho man
ages to quicken his pace without shaking me,
and the different sorts of steps he has invent
ed to render contradictory purports. Horses
being as liable to forge (ulu3ss as other organ
ised beings, my incomparable gray would al
low his natural ambition to overcome his gal
lantry, ami if another horse happened to pass
him, would start off with the sped of i
whirlwind. Woe to me, if, dider su.h cir
umsianccs, I wero to trust to the strength
of my arm or the power of the bridle. I know
the gallant charger better. Leaving my hand
loos?, and abandoning all thoughts of com
pulsion, I would take to persuasion pal
him on the neck, cali him by his name, beg
him to be quiet, and deserve the pieoe of
sugar waiting for hitn at home. Never did
thc.-e gentle means fail. Instantly would he
slacken his pace, pile's up his ears as if fully
comprehending his error, aiid come back to a
soft ambia, gntly neighing, as if to crave
pardon for his momentary offence."
Oiily one d"!i.r a year for ths Uaiox
Union Village Shakers.
The Dayton Gazette has a very interesting
raticle giving the history, manners, senti-
menU, &c, of the singular sect called Sha
kers. The following sketch of one of their
flourishing settlements will be read with much
The Society at Uuion Village, Warren
county, Ohio, is worthy of particular note. It
is one of the largest Shaker Societies in ilia
world. It was founded in the year 1S05. It
now numbers near 600 persons and owns up
wards of 4,000 acres of land, in one body.
The soil is remarkably fertile, end the surface
and scenery beautifully diversified, and tha
locality remarkably healthy. The Society
here is divided into four different " families,"
located in different parts of their domain.
The largest family numbers near 200 perjon.-,
and is called the Centre, it being the resi
dence of their Elder and Eldress and where
their church is located. The "dwelling" u
it is called, where this family eats and sleeps,
i3 an immense brick structure.' four stories
high: it fronts S3 feet, and U 103 feet deep;
it is divided into dining, sleeping and kitchen
rooms. In the large cellar underneath- ia
kept the milk, and the butter and cheese ap
paratus. Their butter is churned and cheese
made by horse power; their bread ia alaa
kneaded in the same way. Their bread is
certainly the best we ever tasted. In fuct the
dinner they generously prepared for our party,
was one of the most palatable we ever enjoy
ed. The fine fru't and other seasonable
delicacies with which our table was loaded,
were such as princes might feed upon and be
glad. Tbey live upon plenty of the very best
of everything that is good and healthy. They
cultivate none but the best of fruits of which
they sell large quantities. " . -"
They hvae the finest stock vrt ever saw.
Their cattle are altogether incomparable.
Some of their cows give daily, from six to
eight gallons of the richest milk. Such cow3
they readily sell at from $150 to $200. Calv
es, from two to four mouths old, they sell at
from $90 to $100. They hage an animal that
weighs nearly 3,000 pounds. They have a
botanical gardeu of about twelve acres, in
which they cultivate all the medicinal plants
and herbs of this climate, which they gather
and remove to the chemical and medical la
boratory, where they are dried and prepared
in the form of extracts, powders, &x, ready
for market. These medieiues are the purest
and best of t!;e kind that c?n be had. The
celebrated " Shaker Sarsaparilla" U manufact
ured here and affords the principal source of
their revenue. Their mechanical shops are
kept in the neatest order and their work is
done, ia the most systematic style.
They excel in the manufactured of carpets,
wood-ware, leather.- blankets, and various
kinds of trinkets and fancy articles. We
were shown some silk handkerchiefs which
were made by them from silk of their own
production, which were quite equal to tha
Tueir seed garden is also note worthy.
Tbey annually put up and sell about 1.400
boxes of garden seed, each box containing
200 packages of seeds.
They have now iu their domain about 3,000
head of rheep, 500 cattle, 100 horses, count
less numbers of poultry, but ao hogs or dogs,
the former being to tlnm unclean, and th
latter useless yelpers. All their buildings,
shops, stables, &c, &c, are built of the best
materials; and in fact every thing about them
is done just as it should be done. A visit to
their village will well repay a long ride. They
are exceedingly hospitable and affable, and
those who visit them will never regret the
time or trouble.
A Paymaster in a Bad Fix.
Maj. W- H. Jobsson Paymaster of tha
U. S. Army, on his way u pay off the 82d
and 75lh Ohio regiments iu Virginia, made a
narrow escape at Romney. In crossing the
river in an army wagon, with his safe, con
taining $200,000, as the current was very
rapid, the hor.-es becama frightened and
fractious, and turned ll.e wagon into water
fifteen feet deep upseting the wagon, and
throwing the cafe into the river. Major
Johnson swam ashore; his clerk, Mr. Swann,
who h.'ld on to the wagon, was rescued by a
Much difficulty was experienced in Ending
the safe. General Rosecrang, who accompani
ed the Blcnker division to Romney, and Geu
eral Stahl of the Fii-st Brigade, detailed men
to assist in rescuing it After fishing for it
most of the night, it was found at three o'clock
the next morning. An Italian driver fasten
ed a rope to it, and they succeeded in draw
ing it out The notes were thoroughly wet,
but after drying them three for our dayx,
M:'j. Johnson brought them ou in good condi
tion and is now busily engaged iu paying off
Refreshment Cars. A novel feature has
be-'n introduced on the Philadelphia and Bal
timore Railroad, in the shape of refteshmer.t
carsj which have proved a great convenience
to passengers. Five will be permitted on the
ro.id, which have been leased by a Philadel
phia firm at $2,500 each per annum. They
v i.l be attached to through trains only. Fach
car is divided into twd parts, one half devot
ed to the use of passengers, the other to the
restaurant, which will be supplied with all
articles of food usually offered iu eatiug sti
locns. This improvement will be appreciat
ed by tho traveling public, who will much
prefer proU: ing refreshments on the train to
paying high prices at the stations, and run
ning the risk of being left behind. Pittsburgh
Why is life like the riddle of ritld"? Ee
csu'e we must all gr'b it uv.