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i . . A WHOLLY JOTJBN'AL.
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of all kinds, iucluding
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VOL. III. NO. 42.
PAW PAW, MICH., F1UDAY, JANUARY 29, 1858.
WHOLE NO. 146
Always to be found for sale m above.
VAN 11UKKN COU -.TV OKFlCKl.s.
S. II. ISLACKMAX,
Iet;!tfr, of Pml, Attorney at Lw. and Notary
i'uhlic. will attend to the l:iincs ol (nve
mncin, drawing agreements tipplicationrt for
croajiiyUf'dH. wdh, tVctlio inwcLavo Hd 8ilo
f real wtato, puyn mt f taxes, ex r.m.ht.oM of
! I nil. I Ih.l lnrillir.ililllliir iii .ttl 11 Iff II) I' lltlfxu
title nnd tho compromising of coullicLuig dtlen.
AC. IMUiMi in the Uourt JIho e iy
A. H". XASIf,
f nde- of Probate. aM Notary PaMir, Van Huron
Co. Couvw.viiHriJK "d oilier MiMiio pcn.nn
Jcn to sail iwve promptly uUen-kd to Will
alflo auend to iiio iurJiuo mid huk of Ucd
Kb' at. mtiir.!rc Titles, pnying Taxes pr
cvLt.iij I'.runt) I.hmI Waitfjiix, Vc. U'Jiw in
the (urt House, d '.r t . n i he ruht. 91
County Teasun r, V n T.ur h 'ouuty. Notary Till'
lie, fre.. I ' t.-i I t- tlttj jmrt-lnis.' avA ulo of
Kml Ktt.ie. cxitnuiiin titk. i'nvii ?Tix ro
curing U 'iiritv I,;md urr.M, Oilnein
tK Co-rt llo;.e. 4-1 y.
x. y. i.vuk'uwry xsci:a.yck co.t
AUn N. Y. T. l!'-r ioii. f J'u.v
Aiieh . I iho .tvdl utl.":i.'cd Ak' l.t tor
;d :.ti 1 ro
:ji ' - t . j , an i is pre. nr.-l to fu-n't
lir ) r'"-k i f r tt h.urc, "I'i u m.-t k r.J f itisn
rtb'.o j-rt'i'.Tty. ic miUi ri of Main .ft.,
o-io do r e rt f Truv N" i thorn-r cll'iot. 115
yj KML'tis' UXKtX IXXUHAXCK CO ,
At 'ens, ,.. O-i-h c iut.d .W.t'OOAurpliw 37,-
O 0. 'J'!i Ntaiv.oi :i'.l jHij. iliir htOOli l Oillj),! -luHdi
jK w li jv.li'i. favor more r.'JM ily
tn .ii My ot or ia-ur iitco t ni utiy of tin oyy in
roiiMj uit no- o in ht.-r:ility an I cUit AAt) man
ner of n ijuiiu: ;l- li'ssoi I'. II. Hur i-ori is ttit
ft'i'Ji-r z- d .v kio f"r Van Uurvn 'o. Ud ii-- '.u
door eht of 'I'hm .NorthorfCr ico. 1 1
J()JL II'. EMEIIY,
Fujr n nl 1 3 V v. Ovi- ;it l.i- r-ule?.ce on
i'.e' a'J' :u, b i.tc f n merly f niit mi'!
O'vncd yy '.!:;!):. '.J. a.-trnari. AM ' i
joiiijjtiv a!t-;!.',Ml to. iv; o:tTW.ii furmorly
u pr.io'i i ; '.- n;i i.'.n (.(" tl i j la-'c, ut. I oiti.
loHiaiii miu: rc.'ir:id df; n-i .ibcn v of a
e:irt. V" i ro.--tl'iily ;. idled, ill
in. a av : y- wo o n max,
Have formed :i v flrtiiTslaj lrr tho prcdeo ol
Mo.tK'iii: km I fivrv, AUc iilrt I roii.pll v a'lin-
cO jv or ;t 'U .
m. v. auj:x,
Munnfactu'cr '" rr:! vV::kr in a I 1'ivU of ('.ib'io'
Viti ' o;i Vju ; in t;irt of Dun-ail's '!';.''! -.
JloJ-'toa'iy, I. 'un ., V' i!t, Vahi' i; iiho l.iir'
S'la.i'N ,i 1 .". .!'iiis mi i ! ' ord r. Wjirc
rc ! ;; cut-. M. K. ('Lr.n'it, Miin-vt. .7
-1. JiJXUS )' CO,
'rcpdot.'.r I'.iw I'.i'v l.i v ry St. Me. II-Tsrs and
C'arri.ik'--a' t u!l ii.i.H to h-t I'iissimit- t(
) d t;.:iy t tho co i.ury wi Ii paih.
Siut'lc iu ji r jf. llr.iiii't ito'.ci. itrdita ioo.u
S. C, (7;JA,
)uWr in i.rocf rvi a .d l'roM.-ion, KMi, l'ru;t.
Nil'S l'rfiit, lUli'ulJ .i't Oli, W.m) on,
il!w ;.m 3 S iiv Wau.', 'oiilM.ti"i;t ry, Ci us,
Ir..y. ;'iil Al :. ! irio . lM;s vn 1 St;rioiir .
jinro Li.,n n lor Mcdiv-mal and Mi: lianiil pur
p....-j cl :., tc. ) 1
i. C jIIM tr 1'aW I'U'Y
Lksn AciENT.i jil attend to the luir'mes? of Cm
vt'uiif.n;, hrait j t.'i.ntrai i.,th n -liusu 111,1
Siiooi Ileal Ktwtc, l.'i:ii,' T:ixs unl 0jllM-t-in
l'wht, V j I'lirciia-ors i 1 1-1 hy K'a"w
. terras, di'si'ription. , or sending tl'm hy mad.
OHiv tin- lt O.l.co.Sourii llacn. .Mu-li.
S tdrmhtT iJ. 'U.';ii 7d y .
Mani'faetnrt'r ' I a'id d- a'i'rin Wins-r Coit;i;e ti'id
r Mi-" m t rh;ir. Turning. r-.pairir.ir, 1V0.. x"
cu'.o 1 01. ;!;o't i c 3 0 . M r: liai'; i'..r m. nd
toi:taiil!y n U I'd. Shoii opp to Ui? ilrtho
lif.t t.'Miroh, in '.lie liv rahinttt cliop.
Paw l av. July U ). Iv37 I'JOly
LVa'.cr in Koad vMb CI. Uii'i. Iii', Cx . VH
cs ncd (.'iit!omij' K(irii!;Ir: (iood.j, which
will I old to a iit cnscm'r.
Fir.t i)oor La: cf I.raT Faii-y Store.
1S.110N, WAUllll.N K CO.
Pvalcrs iu Stupl .nd Fancy Iry tlood, Head
made Cloihin, Hoot, Shots, an 1 (iK.curicf. A
kinds of I'.hi,e rivcivod i i exchange. Store
cn Main Street, ppoite the llxchanirc. l.TO-tf
Pa i'aw, Mich.
T. It. HAItJIISO.V,
ria'n, Fnncy, Job, New and Ornamental Printer,
Hut) I Id !!.-, r.).-tcrs, CarJ.-, JXu.ll Tickets, Ac. kvf.
d.ly aiid quickly excoutcl with ncatutvs and .! i ?
pati li. All orJeri ref joctfully BolicitcJ. Prices
mo'Jcratc NeuTHEnxBit OJiicu mrih side of
mnin btrcvt, Taw I'aw.
The chenpr't Musi. Maon &. Hamlin, and Prince
t Co's 0 cxclu?ivc patented ipronverm-iits
lnj. IlariJill, LnvrctiCu. Agent canfurnibh aiid
rftnarit fur durability, at Factory prices, voice
loud or foft arid tune in the eiual temperament.
Lanreare, Nov. 1, H:7. U.J-tf.
llomnprn'iic Ihysirian. Siiron en'ife, and
(;bi':r;- i:m. Also, dealer iu Hvchtib station
ary. He tnay l all ti're? be found at Lb
Kesid on tbe corner of iles Paw luw nt.
dir-ttly oiu!i f CLai. fc'odicL'a
w, Ii. It A WKINJ,
1) aerin lrv Good,Grocrrieit Ilardwarp, Rcdy-
uatic Vvi 'uunr, now hhi noc, uataanu i.aps,
to. Store, nouth side iMnin street. ly
FASIIIONA1SLU UARlimt AND HAIR
IjUES hilt, -will SUampoon tho hcadr, td Ladie'l
tutd cl'Mitlctacu at thir rei'Jenees when dcsircfl.
iL'.p on 21;. ill jtreet, in the Kxchaogo
HadcUi,'. .rar Paw, Mich., lll-tf.
FKKD. W. WILCOX,
. i Hnccor t.- D. A. VcNair,
TflUUHJiUJU v luiiiuu uauumai,
l-r" ," C
FflUKT. t G , STUFF,
Alo, Suj erior Artin'c.al IVclh DenUl In.tru
iuents. l.O M Mi iljritio-1, ila., Sum),
Pn'.tr, llai-, C.MS ;m d tJ.r Hrnsluf,
rfv,,r vv . l,cy ,c':r";
CVm?' o, ii.d-i 01 JoHi!'.!.!, tf., 'o::iii self: ".t Mniii,
Hi KALAMAOO, Mir-FT.
KATE 8EVEHVS WEDDINU.
From Godey' Lady's Uook, for Fob.
Aunt Kcturah Ilcmmcnway always ob -
jeetod to my reading stage plays. Like a
great many other people, however, she
h- t jpear0 herself without know-
ing it. The 41 bourne from winch no
traveler returns," the " baseless fabric of
i , ', ,
a vision, ana a naii-nunured more ol trie
hackneyed lines of the bard, are " familiar
in her mouth as household words." I
have done little iu cautiously undcrming
hoi expectatioii5. Unco upun a time i
The quality of mercy w nt etrained ; .
It dropputh ai tho gentle dew from beuvca"
when cousin Zadoc, who has been read
ing agricultural science, bruka iu upon
44 The dew don't drop from heaven,
cousin Judith. It is the moisture cvapo
ted by the sun's rays in the d;ty time,
which the coldness of the night conden
44 Quit thy nonsens?, Zadoc Ilcmraeu
way," said Aunt Keturah, sharply.
14 Can there be nothing spiritual but thee
must condense, it, as thee calls it, down
into fertilizers for the truck-patch?
What is the nst, Judith ?"
1 repeated the whol-; passage. Aunt
Keturah listened with her thumbs crossed
and when T had linished, said : 4 That's
44 It is .Shakspearo, aunt," I answered.
( Well, hakspeare, inu?t have read
his Uible then," said Aunt Keturah.
" Xo doubt of that," 1 replied.
Hut tho reader will not think I have
the quality of lnerey, if we are kept so
long upon the introduction. 1 was think
ing of iShakspeare, because it is he who j
talks about the lolly of those who attempt
To gild refined gohl, to paint tho lilly,
To add 4 perfume to tl.c. viylcL."
and I was wondering what, did he live
now, he would i;a tiboitt f ilci i iny a Lri'u:.
Katie Severn and I were schoolmates
and maidens together. I have done my
la.-t duty to the damsel, as a damsel, bav
in L' :-.lol1 up as one of her bridesmaids,
and borne my share of the expense. I
must call her Kate, however, and always
shall, though Aunt Keturah had her
characteristic fling, when tho wedding
cards came iu. "Katie Severn," she
said,, with a malicious weight' oTi The of.
feuding title of endearment. 44 Why
don't the girl keep her given name, since
she is so soon to throw away the other '!
4 Kxtir Severn," she Continued, with her
nose turned up. ,4 hy did not tho
bridegroom lnve his card engraved John
ny Jones, to be uniform 'f And what was
the need of her printing at all what will
be a lie next week?" 1 wonder if Aunt
Kcturah does not object to contractions
because the system Would make her own
name of affection, Tiny '! From that to
Fury would be nn e:iy transition, and
sometimes 1 think not inappropriate.
Still, she is a dar old lady, and who can
blame her, if with our recent experience,
she docs not like innovations?
She is principled against all changes.
She thinks the world is in a decided state
decadence; and that in thing now is half
a-? well done as in the days of her youth,
lhit there is one institution which has ex
isted from the beginning of the world,
and for which modern ingenuity has been
able to devise no substitute. It is des
tiny that men and women cleave to each
other ; and the most sensible way of pro
ceeding under this necessity is to make
the yoking as cheerful as possible, and
invest the nuptials with all the pleasant
circumstances that can be summoned.
There certainly is nothing like a wedding
to wake up the echoes or tho country snle
Kvcn Aunt Kcturah has a keen relish for
matrimonial news, though she will have
:t that the accessories of the weddings arc
not half so sensible as they used to be.
1 crhaps not. Aunty has a right to her
opinions, for she has been maiden, and
wife, and is now a widow. Cousin Zadoc
says the promise is kept to her, for she
never drives him out of bed of a morning,
but ho rises and calls her blessed She
would lecture her son for his impertit
nance, but can never keep her counte
nance long enough. Zadoc is so good at
a reply that he confounds her, and me
too, for, that matter. I told him once,
j after some specimen of his assurance, that
1 do not believe ho would be afraid to
speak in meeting. "Xot a bit, Judith,"
he said, "if thee will speak on the same
day." Who knows? Wo have been
bridesman and maid together, and that,
they say, is ominous. Thee a a foolish
person, Zadoc," said Aunt Kcturah; but
I saw she liked tho joke. So may 1, too,
learn to like it in time; for I like the
joker uow. This, however, is not telling
Catherine Severn nnd I were always
warm friends. I ilon't think she cverfel
thc slightest coolness toward mo, except
when John Jones, with rather more heart
iness than sho approved in him endorsed
the praises of your humble servant. She
1 1 .-..11 , r .ir. i.
not quite prepared for so cordial a sccoik
...1.. !. l.t it t.4
Rhouh? have admiration for none but her.
" Yon had better cultivate Judith's no
quaintancc," said the offended little lady
I''d'n is i:i my way, or I might," bean
' , .
crcd. "l it bin in ty rw, thn,
fjho retorted. Bygones are bygones; and
sinco she is married now, there is no harm
in confessing that Zadoc came a very lit-
' tie in the way of more than one of us.
! 1 did think she was quite as much pleased
j with him as became a youug woman as
good as married to another. These mai-
denly jealousies are pleasant to talk ct,
uow all the danger is over. But let us
I., I .1 1 V II
i "nasio to tnc weuuing.
There was another thing that Aunt
Keturah did not like. John Jones mar-
J lied out of meeting; for Katie had her
I preicreuco tor a 44 hiring minister.
Aunt Keturah told John Jones, it M
Wuuld only insist upon it Katie would
tako him on his own terms; but some
how or other the attractions of the young
woman prevailed over the counsel of the
old, and Catherine had it all her own
way. a day or two alter tne wcuuing
jJolin Jones was waited upon according
to custom by a committee of reproot and
remonstrance. Katie knew well enough
what they came for and as John was
going in to rcceivo his reprimand she
said to him putting her mind in plain
language: 44 John Jones, if thec tells them
thtc's sorry Fll make tine so"
In 44 hasting to tho wedding" we havo
pushed beyond it, and must now return
and begin ut tho beginning. Catherine
is not ono who has grown up without hi
light ment upon the sayings and doings
of the fashionable woild, and how they
are said and Cone. ft lie lias usually
spent her winters in the city, uudcr some
excuse or other, and has kept us read up
in the fashions, fast as they camo in.
llcr's was the first hoop ever seen iu our
village; and if Auni-Keturah's t-yes did
not icvevl her circumference in round
ness and distention, it was not because
she was not astonished, but because the
force of sturing could no father go. All
the latest inventions, all the proper cere
monies at the table and at reception from
high-heclcd shoes to dusting mustard out
of a peper-box Catherine Severn brought
to tho country for ui. " Dear me !" said
Aunt Keturah, " I wish she'd get mar
ried and settle down !" The old lady
did not imagine what she was wishing
lor. She could not have dreamed of
what was coming, or she would not have
desired to hasten tho catastrophe. Of
coursewlien thevcddirg-T..nuvr it'mustV
bc-jicrfcctly in rcyle. Zadoc and I were
lirst man and maid ; tho other two
couples were from town. Katie had no
small experience herself, having been
three times bridesiuade. Aunty warned
her the last time that she had better
beware, or it might spoil her market.
"Three times bridsmaid," they say
" never a bride." Dut Katie lias falsi
fied the proverb, I am glad to say ; for
having twice obliged a friend and know
ing others are waiting, I should neither
like to refuse nor to lose my own
Three times a bridsmaid is making a
toil of a pleasure. Iu the city it is
something even more oppressive. No
lady could appear on two bridal occasions J
i 1... ... .1 - 1
iu the same dress; nor in the round of
parties consequent on one wedding, ceuild
any one wear the same costume too often.
Now, neighbor Severn is not mean or
small, but he did begin to object. lie
complained not only of the wardrobe for
Katie's ownsclf, but of the sum it cost
to enable Katie to comfort her disconso
late friends tho brides. " Never mind
father," said Catherine "my turn will
We were all in a tremendous flutter for
weeks before the wedding. I don't know
how the subject became so well under
stood ; but tho impression was pretty
generally circulated through the neighbor
hood what a wedding ought to be in these
days of progress. It is learned that city
bridsmaid number one intended a tea-put
and number two a sugar-bowl to match,
(jlrooinsman number was good for a cake
basket and number two for silver salt
cellars. On tlKse hints and on shadowy
intimations of what tho other distinguish
ed guests from town would do, we invited
country folk had to act. Tl.o standard
of gentility not only ol the wedding party
but of the whole neighborhood, would
rest upon the show of spoons. It was
a direful necessity nnd must be met.
Nobody dared complained except Aunt
Keturah ; and was not she behind the
age? There w.is nothing for it but to
submit with tho most ready apparent ac
quicscncc and simulated cheerfulness.
Hut 1 suspect that there were scenes
between papas nnd mamas ami their
children which uitc cqualiGcd the tooth
drawings by which the rid barons wcro
won't to compel money-lenders to extend
their lino of discounts. The sweep of a
hurricano and tho march of fashions arc
not to bo checked however by any expos
tulation. Both aro resistless; and peo
ple must submit. It is the fashion, no
matter how foolish. It is the fashion no
matter how expensive. Such thinking
and seeking and buying and wondering
and so many trips to town as were made!
Our unsophisticated villagers wcro not
an fait to tho modern gift rulo. " What
do you intend to present the bride?" was
asked of a crusty old bachelor in town on
the eve of tho marriago of the first nicco
out of a baker's dozen. " I don't know,"
he answered. " If I could only find out
"it ehc rbm't v-9nt ih', "yu!d K the!
very it." A curmudgeon !
1 'Won't undertake to describe the cer
emouy at which Zadoc and I participa
ted, uudcr Aunt Keturah's protest, to
save appearances. She could not countenance-
the, ceremony; but she could oomc
to the breakfast, and did. ut she said
ibjcuntr a la Jhurchettc must be French
fur dinner. She had breakfasted long be
fore, and did not care who knew it.
After the entertainment, Katie and
her husband started on a bridal -(journey
to the next village. Jt was-thcwayi to
get rid of the guests, being the oniy7ap
proved mode of di5pccgio;i. - And, after
they were gone, Katie's" sister undertook
to show Aunt Keturah and I thk piiks
k.m.s. Zadoc came sneaking iu after us,
with a strange look of half fun, half fear
on his face. The bed (a preseut)was cov
ered with gewgaws; the toilet-table, anoth
cr, stood six rows deep in trinkets; the
j dressing-bureau, a present also, as 3Iiss
; Severn infurmcd us was loaded; the ear-
j pet was hidden with various commodities.
4ls the sister going to open a variety
store?" asked Auut Keturah, as she took
a hasty sunvy.
Miss Severn could do nothing but ao
knowledge with a smilo this nearest ap
proach to a compliment which could bo J
expected from, tho plain-spoken lady.
Zadoc whispered to me: 44lt had better
be an cxvhunyc bazar, where fifteen salt-
! spoons, six plated castors, live toast-racks,
eight syrup-cups, four sugar-sifters, ten.
table call-bells, nine cork-screws, for nursery-lamps,
4'Iio still you tiling!" I interrupted.
"Could be changed for something she
has not got, or traded for buckwheat,"
It was a various and glittering display.
Napkin-rings by the dozen, from boxwood
up to silver tcu-trrys, two or three sets
duplicates of heavy things and, of
small articles, stacks, I expected much,
lavish parade astonished even me. Our
village had outdone the metropolis in this
its first attempt; and it was well, perhaps,
for we never shall knowagaiu what can bo
done in this neighborhood in the way of
" silvering the bride."
"Well, well!" said Aunt Kcturah,
"this exceeds ! What did the hireling
j minister Ct fo,lus-shaj'4,..wadoo? Thee
&nows, 1 suppose.
"I do know, as lirst groomsman. It
was a two-dollar-and-a-half-gold-picce,
chipped at the edges."
44 Do vo tion!"crIcd Aunt Kcturah,
lifting up both hands.
"Don't thee swear, mother!" said Za
doc, edging towards the door, and disap
pearing just as the old lady seemed to be
drawn towards sonic object which had a
"Mr. Ilcmmcnway s present," said Miss
Severn, as Aunt Kcturah held up a silver
tcaurn, good as new, though of antique
pattern "Mr. Ilemmcnway's present, and
universally admired as the most rrcharchc.
"Ke-fiddlestick's end !"cricd Aunty Tu
rv. now fairly furned Fury. "It's my own
old urn, that never was used since Zadoc
ii 1 . , :
1 ' w w
Jlemmenway that boy's father, sent it
home from 1'aris. He never rcturmed to
see it on his own table."
"Never thco mind, mothcrj" said Zndoe,
putting his head in at the door. "It's to
be sent back to the owner, like everything
else, except tho big silver Katie bought
herself, and tho little knick-knacks that
And thus ends the story of Katie Sev
A Had Oyster' Moiy.
Scknk An oyster cellar.
Enter Frenchman. 'Sar, you keep de
raw oys-tair ?'
Opener. ' Yes, sir; fine, fat, Prince's
Frenchman. 'Trcs bicn, I will cat
some raw oys-tair.'
Tho mnn opens a fine fat one, and puts
it ou a plate befoac tho Frenchman, who
eyes it sometime and says:
44 .Monsieur, you call dis dc good oys
tair?' " Yes sir, prime.'
The Frenchman swallowed it, (it was
the first ho ever ate,) opens bis eyes and
month, puts his hand to his bread-basket
and 4 H-l-u u-p' and up comes the 4 oys-tair
ou tho plate.
" Sacre dam ! by gar, zat is no dc good
" 1 ou don t put on salt and pepper, sir.
" Oh ! pardouncz moi 1" Puts pepper
and salt on the samo ono and swallows it
and ' IIlu u-u-p,' up it como again.
" How you tell mo zat oys-tair, bicn ?"
" Why, sir, you must use vinegar."
"Oh I oui I ccrtainmcnt! be-nc-gar!
oui," and he swallows the same ono again.
'Blu-u-u-p !' and up it comes again on
Just then a cent enters.
" Give us a dozen o'raw. "
The Frenchman turns to him. " Ah !
my frien', you eats xo raw oys-tair ?"
" Yon call zat zc pod oys-tair V
"Yes; Cdo fat one.''
"Ha, you tiuk dat is good oys-tair ? sup
poso you cat Lira."
"With plcasnresir !" and the gent gavo
it a dart of pepper 6aucc and bolted it.
Tho horrified opener ttood agape; bo
didn't mind 'sawing' a Frcnchmaa, but an
old rutra?r i-is na.cther thin.
T he Frenchman turned on his heel.
"'Ah, my frien' zat may be ze good oys
tair, I no like him i swallow dat oys-tair
Blu-u-u-p," and up camo tho oyster
and tho Frenchman danced with delight
4 Ah, Monsieur ! zat bad oys-tair 1 oui
The gent speechless with horror, ran to
the b.ir, seized the brandy decanter swal
lowed about halfa pint, and mizzled.
The Frenchman followed, saving: "Zat
dam bad oys-tair."
Correspondence of tho Daily Pennsylvania.
Washington, January 10, 1S53.
Treasury Xotcx Tho remain Lobb'--The
Ited Pctticoat-i, A:ei,
Treasury nctos of the denomination cf
$100 are being issued rapidly at the
rate, it is said, of 5100,000 per day
and this must soon relievo the pressure.
lut the difficulty attending this kind of
currency is that tho notes arc too large
for every day business, and the holders cf
them aro compelled to submit to
"shave" to get them "changed." The
receipts at tho treasury during the week
just ended, show a steaely increase, and it
is generally believed tiiat the pressure
will soon ho over, rrom every quarter
ot the country intelligence reaches us that
the spring business promises to open v.o'l.
If this should prove correct, tho demand
for imported goods will necessarily bring
an increased revenue to the national
treasury,. and we may reasonably hope
that a brighter day is dawning upon us,
nationally and socially.
Among the institutions of Washington,
is a class of female "diplomatists," 44 in
trigucs," 44 politicians," or "office-beg
gars, as you may please to call them,
which, as a class, cannot be paralleled in
the world. These women arc generally
strong minded in the fullest sense of the
term. No little feminine scruples anion
them ; no blush of modesty ever comes
between them and success, but they "go
in to win," on the principle that
"When a woman will, sho will,
1 ou may depend on t ;
And whciLshc won't, sho won't,
So there's an end on't."
A few days ago one of these amrtzon
arrived here to secure a position fur her
son, who seemed to inherit all those fem
inine traits which his mother lacked.
True to the principles of her class she
went to work. If she caught a glimpse
of a cabinet officer she hailed him, if she
met a senator she buttonholed him, and
if she came in contact with a poor " mem
ber" she collared him. All were alike at
tacked and had to suffer tho infliction of a
woman's tongue, for half an hour at least.
Heaven's, what misery! Even tho Presi
dent was not safe, and rumor has it that
tho war was carried into his sanctum, and
the statesman of half u century, had to
quail before the modern Xaatippo. At
last, iu the course of events, sho met a
distinguished Senator from the New Eng
land States, who has a tongue of his own,
and knows how to to use it. Ilcr battery
was at -once opened. Hound shot, bombs,
shells, canuister, grape and " 13. 1J"
wore poured into tho dignitary, without
mercy, and witiiout even a pause lor
breath. hen sho had literally "gin
out," as Sam Slick would say, the Sena
tor asked if her son was with her.
Sho replied by calling Spooney to her,
who came like a " Squccrs" boy for his
me!as.jcss and brimstone," and was duly
" Is this tho yonng man whom you
want appointed," asked tho Sena'or.
" Yes, sir," the mother " and oh, sir,
he'd set his heart upon it, and it will bo a
great disappointment, and I hope"
44 Ueg pardon, madam, but did you say
ycu wanted him to enter tho army?"
" Yes, sir, tho dragoons if you please."
"Well, madam, my influence is not
great, but I will endeavor to serve you if
. .tn ..I. .
you win ias.0 a suggestion ot mine.
" Oh ! with pleasure, cir, jon aro 30
" Then, madam, from what I sec of
yourself and son, allow mc to recommend
that you apply for tho commis-iou in the
dragoon3, and that your son bo sent back
to servo with tho homo inf intry. I am
sure tho country would gain by the
Xantippo glowed and swelled, but bo
foro sho had time to cxplodo tho Senator
There is an English literary lady now
in this city, whose tlrvss, known in Lon
don as tho 44 peasant costume, has caus
ed quito a stir among the fashionables.
I ho dress consists of a red and blacm
striped petticoat, descending within six
inches of tho foet, over which is worn a
dress of U3tial length, but looped up to tho
hight of the skirt. A "dreadnought"
overcoat, with gilt buttons, serves to keep
out tho cold and damp ; whilo a stnw
hatnercens tho h(ad, trd ral, genuine
long-Icggcd boots protect tho fort. I do
not think the dress is very ncaf or rrrcttv.
but it is novel aucl that is something. It
is considered an improvement cn tho
Bloomer costumo. In all tho mnd of a
Washington wiutcr, it is a much better
drew than tho strcot sweeping isohincs
wlich havo w hr.g prcyailod
Ileury Vanl Beccber
On our last pago we publish a comment
on Heecher and his preaching, from Fer
guson a late Scotch traveller, which
seems to us rather nnjnst.
Wo have often listened to Mr. Beech
ers' preaching, and our impressions wero
of an entirely differcut character.
Wo can readily conceive that Mr.
Bouchers' preaching must bo extremely
distasteful to a certain class of church
goers. Wo mean those who attend as a
duty, and who prefer an easy cushioned
scat, a preacber, whose sermon of meas
ured length, is mouotonously intoned in
regular cadences, which have as much
somniferous effect as the sleepy drono of ft
distant bug-pipe; whose sermons are al
ways aimed above the heads of their audi
ence, at somo far distant sins or sinner, or
who perhaps tithe tho mint and cummia
by pouring their broadsides against tho
sin if dznzmy, cr cjmc ether pretty pec
cadillo, leaving the sins of every busiuesj
Such preaching suits the sleepy extor
tiouer, the knavish usurer, the wily trick
ster, and, iu short, that large class of
hearers who prey upon their fellow men
through tho week, aud go to Church on
the seventh day, and lay a piece of silver
on the plate for tho poor, to commute for
their six da)s knavery.
Our first visit to Mr. Beccher's church
was after this wise. We inquired of our
landlord in New York City, the proper
route to find tho Plymouth church, in
Brooklyn. His reply was very significant.
He said, " Go dow to the Fulton ferry.
Cross over, and then follow the crowd."
Following his direction, we found our
selves at a large, plain brick church.
Entering, we were given a seat, at once,
and as we were quito early, the bell b.ing
still ringing, wc had abundant leisure to
observe tho tilling up process. First, all
tho pews were filled, iho sextons took
the liberty of filling them up, whether
their owner had arrived or not. On en
tering we had noticed two enormous piles
of chairs in tho lobby. These were now
brought in, and the aisles were filled.
Meanwhile, the gallery was crammed, and
a sort of second gallery, or cock-loft, was
also filled. Even the steps leading to tho
platform which serves as a pulpit, wero
all occupied a3 scats befoio tho servico
commenced. After tho hymn was given
out, Mr. Bcccher made some character
istic remarks to the members of tho
church aud society present. Tt would
seem that some had complaiued of liuding
their seats occupied bv strangers, and of
tho iueonveaicut crowding. His remarks
were slightly ironical, yet there was noth
ing approaching levity. After this, wo
had congregational singing, aided by a
powerful organ and good choir, to lead
and harmonize the great mass of music,
as it were; the cilcct was very Cue. Tho
opening prayer, was in the commencement
a labored affair, a sort of balf-scrmon, ad
dressed, as many prayers arc, to the ears
of his audience; this completed, he closed
with a simple touching appeal 111 which
arge part of the audience seemed to join
mot heartily, and many were so much
affected as to shed tears.
The sermon was plain, simple and prac
tical. T..ero was none of the ribaldry
which others charge him with uttering iu
the pulpit. His action, though energetic,
was natural. Wc saw nothing of theatri
cal exaggeration iu his gestures or voice.
lc is one ol tho most correct speakers wo
over heard. Ihe beauty of an illustra
tion or of a comparison is never mcried
by tn ill chosen word, or an incorrect ex
pression. No man possesses more fully
the power of carrying with him the sym
pathies of his audience. Wc defy tho
hardest old shell who has a single spark
ol humanity left in him, to go to sleep
uuder his preaching; and ?t would not bo
creditable to any man's candor or hon
esty to attempt to find fault with tho pre
cepts, or the application of the sermons
wc have heard from his lips.
His faults are thoo of an ardent, im
pulsive, generous nature. It would not
bo strange that a man who ha3 leached
such a height of popularity so young,
should be egotistical. Nor is it surpri
sing that ono so ardent and impuliivo
should follow some jack 0' Iintcrns in tho
way of Sbarpo rifle meetings, showing up
fugitive colored ladies, and Maine law
gatherings and political stamping.
We can boar with some fanaticism in
one possessing so many good qualities,
and with all his faults, we wish thera
wero more such preachers. But tako tho
narrow minded bigot whose whole being
centres in a little point of intense fanati
cism, and he is te mo:st troublesome and
michievouj cf human:. Otlava 7ii
Split in tlio Nebraska legislature
Burlington, Iowa, Jan. 16.
The Omaha Xcbrawinn of tho 8th con
tains an account of a nplit in tin Nebras
ka Legist, turo. Tweaty-ono members ot
tho Assembly and eii;ht of tho Council '
had gone to Florence Tho majority re
raaiel at Oaiaha, in possession of tho
Lidics are like watches pretty enough
to look at sweet faces an. 1 delicito hands,
but somewhat difficult o rvyrt'ifa wh?n
oev ft. c-yo