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At the expiration of they ear, - - 2,60
Six month a, - . - li0"
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NEATLY AND QUICKLY DONE.
1-1 M. 04 oZt.'
mHK-Mf UIB! CirnaiSnioatlone of the Lodge!
1 oruoed Templars are held la tbetr bell la fliio
no'i Block, erery Taenia, .renin.. Visiting Broth-
-re and Sisters are lnrtted. All who (eel aa interest
ia the cause of Temperance and the welfare of the
. oommamtr, are reaeeated W) join as. l-J
J.c.aosn. uio oiurci.
IIOttD 4c CHANCE,
4 TTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Backland'c Kew
J Block, . FR MONT. OHIO. fSeyl
e J. atw B A K TliET T,
ATTORNK Y AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Ontoe
erer D. Oerrla k Co. 'a Store, comer Front and
. A TTORICTIAT LAW and Notary Poblie. AIM
j authorised agent for collection of all kinds of
Uiltary,3caaty,and Pension Clsims tyl
John it creexe,
.w-r "a rn a'l?r Y I no lasi T A W 111
ttornetaSD counsellor It law, wui
J attend to Lege' Business la sanausky aad aa
iolnlorooantiee. Parti cnlar attention paid to th
oolleetioa ef Claim. Soldien' Beck Par, Bounty
aad Peoalea elaliat promptW attended to. OIIICI
Frost, oorner roo?,ap-talr. Trier Bioea,
C. W. PAGE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Notary Pnblia. laiar
aoes Real EaUte aad General Collecting Agent
Tor alrwraos-of waraM Mrenvauina. t" -
II. W. WEVSJjOW,
ATTORNEY ANl COUNSELLOR AT LAW, will
attend to Profceeional Buineis in Saadnaky
and adjoining eoentiee. Bpeeial attention girea to
aroearing Soldler'i Pa.it, Boantr, and Pension.
Omoa Seeond Storr Tjler-! Block.
r- FRKMOaf, OHIO. .
Xorembac.ST.laM. I S : " '
- ' H -a.'. .y ..' . '
a. nraaiTT. JAa. a vowlkb.
EVERETT V FOWLEB,
ATT0RNE1ES AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
and 8olleitor ia Chancery; will attend to pro
fessional nasi none in Kandnsky and adjoining oona
tier. Ofloe, Saeond story Beck land's NEW Block.
Tl4-nto FREMONT. OHIO.
J. 31. COltEY, M 1.
PHYSICIAN AND 8UR9E0N. Omoa Cp-talrs
orer Lesber's Hat and Cap Store, aaxt deor to
aaaw's Dental Offlee,
. FBEMOKT, OHIO. oc 12045.
II. FBOSWOBTH, m.
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON. Office, Shomo's
Block, orerJPoat Once, Front Street,
FREMONT, OHIO. etyl
J. W. FAIIiLKG, 81. II.,
H0M(KOPATHI0 PHYSICIAN AND 8URUEOK.
OJm aeers From ltoS F.M. hatnrnaya, from
lu a M. to 3 r. u. Partieaier attention paid to Dis
eawant the Throat and Laaga. U FiCE, JDauUaaa's
aid aUosa, eeeoan neor,
i'Ki,alOXT, OHIO. AprUleM.J
II. F. BAKE It. 81. !.,
DHYSICIAM AXDBI'RGXON. Offioe Kim's Block, I
orer Perry Close's C'rcery Store,
-1 rOHOCOPATHIO PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
XL OFFICE In Valletta's Bioca.orer E B .Moore's I
rr and t;rocserr store. i
(itfutrr and Crockery Store,
, H. M. 8IIAW,
r RNTHT, is prepared to do all work ia .
the Dental Profsesioa with prompt-
um and aaUsfactioa ta all whe may need'
his serrieea. HetearepaiedtaaetfromaeingK tooth
to forming enraplet. ante for ap per aad lower jaws.
Teeth inserted ea pirot, or gold, or silrer plate
rrica in oacEiftt'fi-enia r?ioca, up stairs,
FREMONT. OHIO. Jan 63 I
G.. J. 8AL,ZMA.,
BKNT:ST,wtl! be In his offic, at Clyde,
.be last two weeks of eaca month, f
iu perlorm all operations reqaired in tia
proiesioe. Matufection gaaraa'd In all cae
Boobj at the old staid, Oct 37. 66 48tf
uiu iA umu.
lilt. E. LUIiLO.V etc SON,
yvRUSGlSTj and dealers tePants,011a, Dre-stufJs,
XJ Window trlass. Patent Meaieuies, rency ArU-
C. U. McCUIilOCJl,
-pvEALER te Drags, Medicines, Chemicals, PilnU,
XJ uii, TaTarBnes, uye-eians, uiass, uooka, BU
u.nery, wall Paper, Faney Goods, ato, AeNo. ,
Bnekland's old b'oot.
s. buck-LiAnd sSc sojvs,
TVSALERS ia Drags, Medicines, Chemieals, Paints,!
I 1 i.ii. - i n. u ..m. ni... u.,v. u. 1
tionery, all Paper, Fanoy Goodj, Ac, ate. No. 1, 1
Buckland s old Biock, I
DRTrOQS & SKOa,
DEALEKJ in Clothing, and Merchant Tailoring,
ooe door north nf rational Bsnk,
KKISTOL V TAYLOR,
TVEALERS In Dry Goods. 1 trees Coeds. Somes-
XJ t:ea, wti'eftooo, Woolen Goods, Notions .ae, I
iMraer rroot ana nta otrrets,
HCUJION, SMI IH-dt WILSON,
DSALERS in Dry Goods, Shawls A Cloaks, White
Good, Hosiery aad Otorea, Flannels, Blankets, I
Aoltons, szc rront nTreer,
-p.EAI.ERS in Dry Ooooa, Beady-Made Clothing, I
XJ vroesnes, are., r ront street,
- I win, A. U1C,
DEALER in Dry Goods. Groceries, Hats A Cape,
Boots and Shoes, rerehanl Tailoring, Ac , Front
sueer, r ' i f , rrtaauiMi, utiiu.
ROBERTA aV SHEIiI0,
TVEALERS la Eardwa-e. Nai's. Stores. Arrieul-
. I 7 torml Implinenf, Ac, end mannfaetarers ej I
vvper, luiaou suet-iron ware, sroBXBtreel,
1 1 . FHEMOKT, OHIO. :-,
THOMPSON & CO.,
TTARDWARE, Stores. Tie, Copper and Sheet Iraa
J.A are, J root srreet.
S. B,. JVXOOXLZ,
"ptEALER in Crockery, China and G liveware, Brit-
1 r saaia ware, ijonaing tyii
s. Lamps. Ae .Front
C. XtZ. WAOSWO&TH,
EALER In Crockery, China, Glassware, ke.
J SANS N.0URNEY, Proprietor. Purenrers
ried to and from the House free of charge,
nate et-roer of Stale and Front Streets,
a. a BBXstsG.
KESSLER A BELDING, Proprietors. Passengers
carried to and from the Houne free of charge,
bituate earner Front end State Streets,
FREMONT, OHIO. -
A. I. WIIiES'
THOTOGRAPH GALI.KRY.in St. Clsii's Block,
X opposite me rorx vrnce,
J. II. HOOD,
T lCKNCED Cilr and County Auctioneer. OfFf at I
XJ (iamR ILpot. Fremont. Psrtiensar atten
tion girea to PuMic Vendner: P. O. Drawer. 84,
1 TORSE-SHOriNG SHOP arn F.cte-TnoI maklnr.
J 1 on Nspoleon Strrt.or-roslt J uue At Boc-. land's
Yonn America Dinisg Saloon.
WARM MEAL8 SERVEDAT ALL HOURS.
OYSTER by the Canard half Can can always b
nbtainelaxlnw as can bj boacht elsewhere.
towi an - are lor yours'il
.'i.Sf KLAND A MILLIOUS.
Fremont, Dec T, 1S66 4tf
-BARTLETT, BEERY & CO.,
TMP0RTER3 AND JOBS ICRS of ilk aed Fancy
A i DBY QOODS,
410 Broadway, N'ew York.
PhineasrlaraU,ih lemon B. Beery, John H. Reed
late of tha fUataf faadae, Bates k Co, .
James 8. Hill. OeeeW. Wllmot, Dswitt 0. Paris, I
aiaui. e.aawiiu, inie wiia raruea, aateg avounwad 1
Established 1839. Vol. XXXVIII.
Now Series, Vol. XV, No: 3.
FREMONT, SANDUSKY; COUNTY, OHIO ; : FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1867.
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Doot0 curt 0l)ot0.
POLICY! POLICY! POLICY!
TJiq Great Question !
OUR POLICY U certain? of mora eenseeaeeesao
the people of this section of country, than the
rollaj of the President or Oongress, and we propose,
h a Basis of Reconstruction,
That erery Man, Womea or Chlid sail at the 8 tore ef
HOOT & MENG,
And buy themselres a food pair of
JoootR op onoes,
AT OUR YXRT LOW nicis,
And la kfsplinr the feet- dry aad wares, aad head
oool, tiry will soon disoerer ths biwt plea fer)r
eoa a true ting the coantry.
OUR POLICY IS:
To bar roods of the Menanuinrara. eaelne the
Jobbers' pront. To boy fioods (Or Oash, Baring the
time per cent. To bay goods by the PeskageJ sartng
f per cent. To buy a large stock, always earing what
yoawant- Tossll goods cheaper tbaa any other
uonse unio. to e
them. To hare ONE PJ
rood roods, and warrant
IICK, aad SILL FOR OASH.
Baring no apace to enumerate Oar Immense stoek.
we win ooiy say vnai we aare
EVERY STYLE AND VARIETY
the market affords, aad hare a rsry large aawant of
Rochester, Buffalo, Boston,
AXB OUR OWN MAU OF
Wemannfaelnre to order, as esnaL aad larriteyea
all e inspscx onr magnificent stoek before pvrenasiog.
We will not fail to please yoa in style and price.
Call soon at our store la Bnekland's New Block.
HOOT A MENS.
Fremont, Sept 18, 186c. 3rl.
VERY CHEAP AT
We are now offerlnga new and splendid stoek ef
Far the Fall Trade at remarkably
Profiting by past ezperleaee, whieh has tenant
ererybocy that pricee adraaee as sooa as the Fall
1 -alb oommenoea, we hare been to the
BOSTON AND NEW YORK
markets earlier than common, thai seenring ear
goods at much lower prices tow can be done here-
aiter, ana we in una ginng car eastomsrs
ALL TEE BENEFIT!
CItb aa Call and aattafy vowtmItm
amiurej purcatauusis ciaewaioro.
01 11 ktaa. and Repairing, dole on short notlee
ana warrantee to gire sauaraouon
LEATUER MD FIIVDUVGS
A coodrapplTcoaiUatlr oa hjud at th IowmI
tiT" Don't foreet tbe nlaea at tha wall
tnown stand ol a. LbSaHtL.
No. 4, BnckJaud'o Old Rloek.
Fremont, Aug. 31, 1806.
m : . ,. i
Cigar Store 1
Opposite the Bank af
respeclhlly announce to the eltlaens of
IT Fremont and sarroaadiareonntrr. that he has
juai.up.nru en entirely new stock 01
TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
which he is prepared to eelL Wholesale and RetaiL
tne lowost oguree. ue would especially .lorlte
Hotel and SSaloon-Keepers, to eramln. his awda. be.
fore purehaainr elsewhere.. CHE WING TOBACCO, af
MEERSCHAUM PIPES, MATCHES, CIGAR-HOLDERS
inendless rarlety, constantly oa hand.
City aadeoantr? customers wiU be supplied
wiui.Tvryauur w my line ot Duaineaa, at reasons
Fremont, Jane 1, 1846. JSjl.
Marble Hall Billiard & Dining
(Orer Perry Clone's Wholesale Grocery Store. J"
. FREMONT, OHIO.
TAKE GREAT PLEASURE la anneuncing to tha
pablie that I hare amDle'faclitieeteaaaneaadeta
increased custom of the Fall and Winter Seasons,
intend that our establishment shell maiataiaits
No. 1 reputation.
Warm Meals at all Hours.
Farmers will find "Marble Hall" last the nlae to
a good square meal when they some to towa
TEH LASZZS' B.00BZ.
We bare a room in Marble Hall especially Irted up
a Ladies Saloon.
Oysters served up In any styled sired. Fresh Oys
ters reeeired daily by Express. Oysters for sale y
can or ease.
Fremont, O., Sept. S9, 1846. 3m.
Gentlemen, when yon want a nice
Hat, Cap, a pair of Kid or Fur Glore
a good Beaver Muffler, Bearer or Ot
ter Caps, you will find them all rigit at
THOMPSON & CO.
Kern offer far sal a Lirf ttoek of
THOMPSOIT t CO.
Frucomt, June 1, 1866. 22tf.
STRUCK OIL IN FREMONT
East Side of the Riyer!
THE aaderaigned has purchased the well known
formrIjowBt by Jmn V&QiMUrADd be hunUrgtl
uw auw ua u uiw pnpftreo u ao m snag
THE TANNING LINE.
WAMED--300 Cords of Bark!
W CASH PAID FOR HIDES. jJ
Tanning done on Shares.
Strict attention paid to
We solicit a share of public natrons r. aad will
werraaiuer won satisiactory.
W. II. SHERWOOD.
Fremont, Marsh 9,1860. Idyl.
Furniture Ware Rooms.
C. W. TSCHUMY,
fHAKES oleasara In announclnrthat he has enlere-
ed aad tmprared his Furniture Manufactory aad
Ware House Roams, situated on the ooraer of
Front and Garrison Streets,
DtrestlyeppoHt.T. Clap p's Store, where he ia pre.
pared to supply all ! want ef Furniture with as rood
artiala, aad as CHEAP as any other establishment
hnw; evaa.y. m. none oonaiste OI
.Bureerlts, TdbUr., Stands, Chain, Bedstead,
PARLOR FURNITURE, and In fact ererr-ariicl. nf
Furaiture reoaisita to honse keenine. All
tionsef Furniture manufactured to order and WAR.
Call al mj War Rooms.
I hare last aellt a splendid HEARSE, and am ere-
paree to aceompaay funerals, furnishing COFFINS,
Aote my line. COVFlNfl always oa hand, or made
order immediately, la barn also oa hand
FISH'S PATENT METALIC BURI
We have for aala one of the Cheapest
EVER MADE I
Capable of Expressing
1700 GALLONS DAILY.
Call and Examine It I
Madeof Imperishable materials, enameled inside
oat to prevent rust, aad the exterior has aflne
rwood Saish. Whea annerlv eamented the re
mains of the deesassd are free from irrnptioa of wa
ter or the depredations of vermin, and may without
ofeastr. odor he kept as long as desired, thas obrl
atlng tha aseeesitj of hsstr btrials. I hare them of
Freejoat,Jan 1SB4. ft. W. TCH13I.
rou markihg Linnty,
The Improved Indelible Pencil,
Patbwtsd 1S59, ISM.
Greatly Snperier to Indelible Inks.
One Pencil will mark erer 1,680 articles.
Desirable, eoareaieat. aad ueefut. J nH ntr ft as IH
For Hale by Booksellers. Stationers. Dm.irl.i. A
1 ke Indelible Pencil Co.,
grerr Pencil Warrantnd. Price. 60 cents, f SI Dal
ALL PERSONS indebted to Dr. J. W. GROAT are
requested to call aad nettle immedlatelr, as tha
aosoaatswHl go into Ue heads of an aeent foreol.
ru. u iaaaana . .. -
THE OLD COTTAGE CLOCK.
BY CHARLES SWAIN.
Oh! the old, old clock of tha household stool
Was the brirhUst thine and neatest:
Its hands though old hart a touch of gold.
And its chime rang- still the sweetest.
'T waa a monitor, too, though he words ware
Yet they lived, though nations altered;
And its voice, still strong, warned old and
When the voice of friendship falteredt
fcTick, tick," it said "quick, quick, to bed
ror ten i re given warning;
Up, up, and go, or else you know
You'll never rise toon in the rooming!"
A friendly voice was that old, old clock,
As it stood in the corner smilina.
And blessed the time with a merry chime,
The wintry hours beguiling:
But a cross old voice was that tiresome clock.
As it called at dav break boldlw.
When the dawn looked gray e'er the misty
And the early air blew coldly:
"Tick, tick,' ' it said "quick, out out of bed-
For five t ve grven warning:
You'll never have health, youll never get
Unlets you're up in the morning.'
Still hourly the sound goes round and round,
w ltd a tone that ceases never;
While tears are shed for the bright days fled,
And the old friends lost foreverl
Its heart beats on though hearts are gone I
a nat warmer oeat ana vouncerr - i
Its hands still move though hands we lovs I
Areclasped on earth aolongerl .
"Tick tick," it aaid "to the ehurch-yard
The grave hath given warninir
Up, up, and rise, and look to the skies.
And prepare fur Heavenly morning!
THE TWO PARTINGS.
In the National Baptist, in which the
following story appears as original, it is
supplemented by a note saying that it is
drawn from real life, and adinrr thai
any one wishing to verify the facts of
the case can obtain the name and resi-
denceof the trentleman referred to bv
calling at its office, No. 530 Arch street, j
Philadelphia: - I
Une winter eveninir. manv vears aco.
a fair voung girl stood before the glass
in her own pleasant little room, rrivino-
the last touches to her toilet. That,
night was the first party of the season,
and perhaps Emma misrhtbe excused if
she lingered a little longer than usual, I
smoothing once again her dark brown
hair, and adjusting tbe soft folds of her
DeautltUI dress. I
"Come, Emms," called her mother ,
at length : "I am afraid you forget that
Mr. B. is waiting for rou."
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.Ko; tmma had not forgotten, asthel8na
rosy blush that stole across her
testified. Her last thought, as she stood I
smiling at her reflection in the felass,
had . been. "This is the co or wh r.h h M
likes; I m sure he will be pleased."
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tyuicfcly she hurried down stairs, and
after playfully excusing her delay, while
the flush deepened at Mr. B.'s evident
admiration, turned to her mother, sav-1
ing, "I believe I am ready at last." "
"Take good care of yourself, darling,
said the mother,' aa she wrapped a warm
shawl around tbe slender form, "and
don t stay very late."
Their destination waVirvM firhd.
and as the young man moved; through
brilliantly-lighted room, mariy a
l r J . . 1
glttUUe Ui BUUlilaUDD WHB Cast at niSI""""
companion. ' and more than one of his
friends whispered," "James is a lucky
I'd give a good deal' to be able I
monopolize Miss Emma as he does."!?'.
The evening sped joyously on, and atj8
length toward its close, refreshments 1
handed around. Mr. B. Vas stand-
ing a little apart from Emma, who was "
the center of a laughing group of young
girls, when the lady or tbe house with a
smile offered him a glass of wine. '
4'Jo, thank you; I do not dnnk TV
was his reply.
"rsnawi wnat nonsense, she re
turned. "No one has refused it this
evening, and I don't intend to allow you
be the first Come, just one glass';
can t hurt any one.
"I cannot do it, he answered grave-
"for I have determined never to
taste a drop."
"Come here, H.nima," called the lady.
want you to coax this obstinate
young man to take a little wine. . I
know he will not refuse you.'
Emma took the glass in her little
white hand, and with a smile which fe
could have resisted, said, "Come, James,
will take just this one glass r
ain. r.mmn . na anaurarAn mnrh
powerful effort. "I have made up my j
mmd, and you must not ask me
change it" J the
'Then vou shall not accompany me oi
home to-night. Mr. B.k". said Emma,
with an angry flash of her darkeye,
"now take your choice. iiair
"I must bid vou trood-bve then. Em-
if it comes to that" he said sorrow- j
fully. -"I would gladly do anything lw
for vou. but that I cannotdo." So the
saying, he bowed and turned away, n A
"Never mind, .Emma,' I'll see you "no-er
home," said a young man standing near, ,n
whose flushed face betokened that he
taken more than one glass., fcetened
go, the ill-manheredfellow;' who
cares?" ..s .'. a t .M.-J
So saving, he offered his arm. which
i 1 1 1 1 , iy I
x.mma acceptea, ana mey movea on I
More than tea years had nassedawav.l
B. was married and established in a step
prosperous business, and by degrees the
incidents of his parting with Emma
One day a man with whom he was
slightly acquainted came into his store
asked for employment
"I am afraid I can't give it to you,
orris, was the answer. "I make it a
never to have any one in my era
who is intemperate."
"But 1 mean to stop all that, Mr. B.,
tbe roan earnestly. "I have made
my mind to quit drinking entirely.
,1 11 .
s raiuer nam not to give a man a
chance when he wants to reform."
"Well," said Mr. B., partially relent
"1 will try you. Come into the
part of the store, and I will give
A bundle was soon made up, with
which Norris departed. . Several days
elapsed, and the work not being return
ed, Mr B. sent to his residence to ask
Alas ! it was the same old tale of sor
row. The husband and father had gene
a drinking frolic, leaving a sick wife
three starving children.
Mr. B.'s generous heart prompted him
go to their relief at once. He enter
ed the miserable dwelling, and found
sick woman lying in a room almost
of furniture; while the children,
on the floor by the bedside, were
for bread. "A few kind words
a promise- of something to eat soon
their tears; and hastening to th.'.Uny.the
covered, I will take care of that part of
h nnriart ebinrr Ulmabnm rikon
,: ' j- e.
" "V j j r u T" '
thanks, he added hastily, si the poor
grocery, he returned with ,an ample
supply, which he broke among the fain,
ishing children. . 1 '-.i
- While he stood srfliling at their delight,
the mother buret into tears, aad exclaim
0, Mr. H, ao yoa forgire aneC
'What do yoa meanT he asked ii
astonishment v . ,
"Don't you' remerriW-Emma F.l
Don't you remember mv -offering yon
the wine at the party, and your refusing
it! God knows I wish I could forget it;
bat it seems as . if it were branded on
my heart in letters of fire.", ... . .,. iM
It was some moments before Mr. B.
could realire that the miserable creature
before him was indeed the bright, fas
cinating girl from whom .he had parted
so many years before.-. :- . . .- .
"roor Emma, how yeu must have
suffered," he said compassionately. ,
; "cut do you forgive me i r she asked
anxiously. ..;. .. i
"Certainly: say no more about it
xou must not star in this wretched
place , Is your mother living I".
"Yes, air; in the. country.'. ,
"Would yon not like to rro baek to
ner witn the children ' .
xes, sir. she answered sadlv: "but
I have no means." . i i; , ,
."Do not trouble yourself," said Mr.
B. ; "as soon as yoa are, sufficiently re-
woman commenced a grateful acknowl
Ihis was the second parting. -P'
Younz ladies, you who are accustom
ed to press your gentlemen friends to
partake of wine, pause now and ask
yourselves trie. question,, whether, you
are prepared for the miserable fate of a
drunkard s wire ! -"' ;
Mrs. Jones, the Authoress.
BY H. T. TUCKERMAN.
: On one of our earliest visits to
'e. illusive eharm, attached to the idea
' female 'author became, indeed
changed ; to horror from , which we
aTe never fully recovered. : We 'were
requested to escort a lady to what we
, . , , . .....
anaerstooa was an ordinary social gain-
6nng- After entonng a small and some-
"hat obscure drawing-room,, saluted
be hostess 'and taking Hhs proffered
seat, "we were struck with the formal
arrangements of the company., They
ferae5Mn brok roty- flong the
!' of the r6omr eteept at'orfe end -at
wn,cn 8looa MDle surraountea Dy an
aatrai tamp , nti iu an arruonnir oesiae
,n studied attitude, like one posed
for daguerreotype sat a " woman of
masculine proportions, coarse features,
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tne oair "eiween jeuow and red,
icheek.waicnteU in unkempt masses down each
wde of ber broad, rface. r-,,Sbff was clad
,n white muslin of an antiquated fashion.
noticea mai me guesis cast looRS,
Py of curiosity, partly.of uneasiness.
ell.: I - I A" . . 1 1 ' 11 1
aPu luls tiercuieau lemaie, wno ronea
her e76S occaswnajly and srmed;on us
w,ta kmoTof compUcent pity.
: We Tentured,' amidst the silence, to
our neighbor the name of the gig-
sen j wi vy uur.uui u, uue OllTOsTI HA CAvltJ-
mely - surprised At the very natural
question.., "Why,"; don t, you, , know f
We're invited here to meet her, and I
can assure you it is rare privilege.
Tbat Mrs J ones, the celebrated an
the thoress.of ;;the r,AffiancdiX)ne.'?A At
It.flle mARiant 1 hm.lr llttlA mrnmmn in 1.
-"v""",'w "vmou juvug
corner, with accents slightly tremulous
land manner intended to i be very hon
fellow; ohalent, broke the vntomfortable hush
tne room. My . dear Mrs. Jones,
,Iie one of your earliest and
1". terrem aQjiurcira, - aitew me 10 m
were quire if yonr helln Joe not ""Ser from
'"tense state of feeling . in which
yu evidently write?" The Arnazohibn
novelist sighed It was funny to see
that operation on -so large a scale -
and then in a voice so like. the rougher
sex that we began to think' she was a
man in disguise, she replied:. "When 1
reaeh the catastrophes of my stories, it
not uncommon for -roe to faint dead
dead away ; and, as I always write in a
room by myself, it has happened more
than, once that 1 have .been found
stretched, , miserable :, and. cold, on the
floor, with a pen grasped in my fingers,
and the carpet littered with manuscript
blotted with tears:
The Siddonian - pathos of the an
nouncement sent a thrill round the cir
glances of admiration and pity were
thrown upon the self-immolated, victim
the shrine of letters, and other in
quiries were adventured, which, elicied
equally impressive, replies "until 'the
physiological throes of authorehip-par-
tol",mBrv 10 aoi'raB8enaer assumed
aspect of ; an experience combined
epilepsy ana nigntroare. ine tragic
egotism of these revelaiipna r at length
jovercame our patience, and, leaving our
companion to anomer escon, we
siippea iromme room,
A thunder-worm had arisen ; the rain
pouring down in torrent ;. upon
door-step we encountered, a very
P1e thin little man, -with art umbrella
nis arm ana .a pair oi over-snoes
019 hand..Aa We, .passed, her ad-
dressed us in -a very meetr. and . fnght-
voce: , .
"Please; sir, is there a party; here!"
'xea. -..--..- ;.,
"Please, air, is the celebrated Mrs.
JntiA. Iiam l
"Please sir, do you think I could
into theentry ? I'm Mrt Jpnes."
The poet Percival's - knowledge of
women was 6 the least Hanover-dared
them in the eyes. An accidental
touch of. the hand of one of : his love's
drove him in confusion from the room.
never told his love, except in one in
stance, and then it was in writing. : He
in love at twenty; at twenty four
adored a pupil in New York, and
again at twenty-five he worshipped
somebody in Berlin ', and once more, in
Haven, at twenty-seven he fell m
with a young woman with a hand
face, who did not like books, and
married a shoemaker.
That skating has become fashionable
exercise, is evident irom ine louowing
statement as tp,tbe materials consumed.
during the present year, in one skate
factory at Worcester; two tons of brass,
6.000 trross of , screws: 50J)00 hm
thimble; WOO'lb'i'br German" silver,1
nearly six tons of rosewood, and ten
of steel, worked up by thirty-five
and women into 25,000 pair of
skates. - - -
insight are dropped in talk and forcrot-
speaker .than get into looktv;
Seek society. Keep your friendship in
repair. Answer your letters. Meet
will half way. All good men ex:
each other's activity. Better things
said, more decisive, more wit and
insight are dropped in talk
The Slippery Heels.
A skating club ealled the "Slippery
Heels," who have a park at the East
End, Cincinnati, has recently been es
tablished. No one is eligible for mem
bership who has ever been on skates
previous to the admisslorrtllpo the club,
and none are retained who hate acqui
red any proficiency in the art Their
evolutions - ere truly marvelous, the
skaters appearing to use their most
strenuous endeavors to. skate on any
other portion of their bodies except
tneir teeu . Away one goes on one knee,
then another on all fours, another on
his back, with both feet in the air,
while another is seen going on his head.
They are constantly applying poun
ded ice to some portions of their bod
ies, as if to allay innamation. The
treatment appears to be a little rough
to a causal observer, yet they persist in
it Pounding ice with the spinal base
and the baek of the head sometimes
with the top of the head or nose, can
not certainly be the easiest way of pul
verizing war, suDsiance...
i A spectator who was present the
ltriae Tlirrrif aaVerl Mfilmnan ' TTaal
vvun,. Ulu uaux ftlM7IJ 117V1
why he didn't use . a sledge hammer
or a dile driver to pound the ice with,
instead of that portion of his body that
his "coat-tails cover,and spectators wonld
nave Deen pounded worse than the ice
was, if the "Slippery Heel", could have
caught- him,- which he .couldn't, of
course," although ' the spectator was a
cripple and on crutches. .
he President of the Slippery "Heels
is a man whose head has been whitened
by the frosts of many-: winters, and
cracked by the concussion of many fallt,
yet he skates a little worse, if anything,
than he did when he first put himself
upon, runners. He has held office ever
since the Club started. . He had to run
against several candidates, but he beat
'em all.; f He is used to running against
people. . , He never skates . without run
ning against everybody on the ice. In
fact, he can run against anybody ex
cept agajnst the wind. None of the
"slippery Heels can do that
Une member was seen to do it once,
11 a. .( 1-e.l
ana ne was ejected irom the rark as
soon as the indignant 8. H's. could catch
him, which they didn t do until they
had taken their skates oil They can t
catch anything with skates on they
can't even catch cold.
It is ammusing to see a "Slippery
Heel" try to do the agreable to a lady
on skates, lie attempts to take her
hand and lead her gently forth (or fifth,
the numerical case may be,) when
the treacherous irons run back without
any apparent reason, and in his efforts
prevent falling back upon his nose,
he paws the air like an idolator trying
propitiate his wooden god. Regain
ing his equilibrium, he cautiously ap
proaches her again, and contrives to get
possession of her hand. He studies his
steps very closely minces them, as you
might say. .
It is a sort of "little boats must keep
near the shore" style of skating. He
detects the foot nearest her in a vicious
attempt to trip the lady up, and iust
barely frustrates it ,. .Then the other
foot asserts its independence or, per
haps, don't like to associate with a foot
that would try to trip a lariy and gtsrtg
on a little expedition of its own. A
good deal of difficulty is encountered in
persuading the foot to abandon so rash
step. And so they go. He fears to
strike onsure to strike on his nose
and if he stands still down he drops. '
Ihey think seriously of having the
cushioned so as to break the fall
Several have adopted the ingenious ex
pedient of strapping their skates on their
knees. In this way they don't have So
to fall by two feet and a half of a leg
least They don't need to practice
skating backward, all being backward
shaters from the first '
If a member , is caught in the act of
falling, no one is allowed to catch bim
Cold water is the only beverage al
lowed. . A soon as two '-Slippery Heels"
a pair of them, if you will -fall in to
gether, the iee being broken, they go
cold water, all over.
"My dear, you are duck," says a mas
culine "Slippery Heel," languishing (on
skates) in an enamored way by the side
"My dear, you are a duck'mq? replies
lady as he glides into an air hole,
disappears. '"Lost to sight to
memory, oh dear!"
We are promised the . rules of the
Slippery Heels," which we shall take
pleasure in publishing,
A Capital Ghost Story.
That apparitions do not always w a ri
without sufficient cause, is proved
the well attested fact which we give
Last fortnight, as Mis., a lady of
rather literary taste and studious habit
reading in the drawing room, the
on the mantle piece struck twelve!
tbe last stroke reverberated through
apartments, the door was flung wide
I In the act of raising her head
repel the intruder (unrung for) or
servant her eyes rested on the form
her late husband ! She screamed
fell senseless on the carpet ! This
brought up such members of the fam
ily as had not retired to rest ; restor
atives were ad ministered, and when Mrs.
-had regained ' her suspended fac
ulties, and being a woman of strong
and highly cultivated intellect
felt disposed to consider the whole
she had undergone as the result
certain associations between a melan
tale she had perused and her late
ojieratmg on a partially deranged
nervous system. She, however, con
sidered it advisable that her servant
should repose in her chamber, lest any
return of what she considered nervous
affection should distress herself and
Last luesday night feeling stronger
better in spirit than she had been
some time past, Mrs. dispensed
the presence of her attendant; re
tiring alone, to her chamber, went to
a little before ten o'clock. Exactly
the clock struck twelve she whs awa
from sleep, and distinctly beheld
apparition she had before seen, ad
vancing from the table, on which stood
night lamp, until it stood opposite
and drew aside the curtains of the
She describes her very blood re
treating with icy chillness to her heart
every vein. The countenance of
beloved in life wore not its benevo
aspect; the eyes once beaming with
atiection were now fixed with stern re
gard on the trembling, half dissolved
who, with the courage of desper
ation, thus abjured him "Charles! dear
Charles 1 why are you come again ?"
"Jessie," slowly and solemnly aspi
the shadowy form, waving in
hand a small roll of writing paper,
pay my newspaper account.
let ine rest in peace !'' . . .'
Political & General Reading.
Whipping and Selling American
Our readers will have observed a late
I order of General Sickles, forbidding tbe
public whipping of men in his military
department Governor Worth, of North
Carolina, went to Washington to pro
test against this action of General Sick
les, and he stales in his Message that
the State was "astonished" at the pro
hibition "to execute the laws which
have existed with us and our ancestors
for many hundred years." The Presi
dent, after hearing Governor Worth,
promptly annulled the order of General
Sickles, and thereby directed that the
public flogging of men should be re-
sumedin a part of the country in which
there is no valid authority but that of
the United States.
Now that we may all understand ex
actly what it is that General Sickles for
bade and the President permits, we re
fer them to the private testimony which
we received from a gentleman lately
connected with a court-martial sit
ting- in' Raleigh, North Carolina.
He states that every day during
about a month, while the state court
was recently sitting at Raleigh, there
was a crowd of nearly five hundred peo
ple outside the court-house witnessing
the public whipping of colored men as
fast as they were convicted and senten
ced to be whipped by the Court; and
to see the victimsof the same court sold
at auction for a term of years three
years being the U6ual term. He says
that the people were exultant when the
President's order came prohibiting the
soldiers from interfering with this treat
ment of the colored people. He knew
one case in which three hundred lashes
were laid on.
The same gentleman states that this
sentence of whipping operates in
North Carolina as a civil disqualifica
tion, so that none of these victims, ac
cording to the local law, could ever vote,
even if the suffrage was extended to
They are disqualified i
Thus the freedmen are still pursued
and sacrificed bv the ancient laws of
Slavery, and thus the rage of the baf
fled rebellion expends itself upon the
most helpless and unfortunate of the
population. Yet all these tragedies
should constantly remind us that the
late dominating class in the Southern
States are poisoned to the very marrow
by the system of Slavery ; and that no
duty ot this nation is now so solemn
and paramount as to take care that tbe
late slaves shall not be tortured. No
plea of State law or local law ; m fear
of national intervention or centralization
or consolidation should prevent the
people of the United States from pro
tecting those who are hated and perse
cuted because of their fidelity to the
Government If for a single year the
white people of the late rebel States
should be made to sutler what the col
ored people there have endured for gen
erations the world woqjd cry out with
shame and horror. The President of
the Georgia Senate, in some recent in
solent remarks upon the question of re
organization, haughtily said that even
the worm may turn. Let him ponder
bis words. Let hnn, and all for whom
he speaks, understand clearly that such
words in the mouths of those who, after
the most unspeakable crime, are offered
the most unprecedented clemency, are
amusing; but in the mouths of those
who are guilty of the most intolerable
meanness and tyranny toward others
such words are indescribable.
General Sickles may be very sure
that his wise and humane order has not
lost him any friends among the loyal
peopie oi mis country. Ana tne Presi
dent may be equally sure that he has
not gained any by his conduct in that
matter. Harper t Weekly,
Not far from True.
a- ir s . .
senator Wilson, in tue debate on
the District of Colombia Equal Suffrage
bill predicted some of the results of that
measure of justice in the following terms.
"Give the negro the right of suffrage
this District, and before a year passes
round you wmsee Mayor Wallach, and
aldermen, and common councilmen
attending their schools, making speeches
them at their meetings. You will
see these men, who voted that they
should not have the right to- vote, run
ning after them and inquiring after the
health of their wives and children.
These negroes will then be just as sweet
anybody else. Laughter I do not
think the senator from Kentucky (Mr
Davis) will be examining their pelvis or
shins, or making speeches about tbe for
mation of their lips or the angle of their
foreheads on the floor of the benate.
You will then see the Democracy, with
the keen scent that always distinguishes
that party, on' the hunt after the votes
these black men, laughter ; and if
Ibey treat them better than the Repub
licans do they will probably get their
votes, and 1 hope they will.
" And it will be just so down in the
rebel states. ' Give the negroes of Vir
ginia the right to vote, and you will find
Wise, and Letcher, and the whole tnbe
the secessionists undertaking to prove
that from the landing at Jamestown in
1020 tbe first families of the Old Dom
inion have always been the champions
and the special friends of the negroes of
Old Virginia, and that there is a great
deal of kindred between them laughter
that they are relations, brethren ; that
same red blood courses in the veins
many of them. They will establish
these things, perhaps, by affidavits.
Laughter. And I say to you, sir,
they will have a good opportunity to get
good many of their votes, for in these
respects they have tha advantage of us
"You will find that the school houses
spring up. No representative will
come from Virginia and boast that he
not a newspaper in his district after
that lhe cause ot education, the cause
liberty will be advanced everywhere
it If these black men, whose rights
have advocated for thirty years, and
mean to advocate, no matter how they
shall hereafter be better treated,
rights better secured by those who
went into the rebellion to establish sla
very forever, those who opposed their
enfranchisement, I shall be content"
Many persons, especially ladies, are
ignorant of the proper place in which to
a nail in a wall when desiring to
a picture, ifcc. Examine the wain
scoting around the bottom of the wa'l
where you find the heads of the
that have secured it to the wall,
immediately over it from the bottom
upwards will be the only place wherein
find firm footing for a nail
A Little Nonsense.
A patient is in a bad way when his
disease is acute and his doctor isn't
Why talk about not sleeping a wink,
when people in their sleep never wink I
Steam has been defined as a bucket
of water in a tremendous prespiration.
We may joke when we please, if we
are always careful to please when we
Pharaoh's daughter found a rich bas
ket, but there was mighty little prophet
An Irish witness described a hog as
having no particular ear-marks, except
a very short taiL
"I say, what are you about, sweep
ing out the room P "No." answered
Pat, "I am sweeping out the dirt." '
The son who recently had a fifty acre
lot left him by his father, is said to be
"content with his lot" , ,.. ,.
The man who ate his dinner with the
fork of a river has been attempting to
spin a mountain-top.
a U : I 1 1 1 ea
a. puuosopuer wno nad married a
vulgar but amiablo girL used to call her
"brown sugar, because, he said "she
was sweet but unrefined."
mi i , , ....
ine ciocKmaker says: "1 never
heard of secondary formation without
pleasure, that's a fact The ladies, you
know are the secondary formations, for
tney are formed after roan.
Carrying politeness to excess, is said
to ue raising your natto bow to a young
lady in the street, and allow a couple of I
dirty collars and a pair af socks to fall
on tne side walk.
Bertie "Papa when I grow np may
iwwuai i user rapa "les, my
boy, you may choose your profession."
oeme "men i ll be a sweep, for 1
snail never have to wash my face ,
A man in orange county was found.
not long since, endeavoring to climb an
overshot water-wheel in a grist mill
He said he was trying to go up stairs to
bed, but somehow or other the steps
wouldn't stand stilL
A Down East editor was in a boat
when the wind blew hard, but he was
not at all afraid because he bad his life
insured, and he "never had anything
to nappen to him by which he conld
A schoolmaster in a Western village,
where the custom of "boarding round"
prevails, recently received notice from
a Dutch matron that she "would eat
him, but couldn't sleep him." He will
doubtless be careful not to venture
within her reach.
A young poet, in describing heaven.
says : "It is a world ot bliss, fenced in
with pretty girls." Where s the man
that won't repent now ? Boston Post.
1 he world of bliss would have no
charms for us unless we could steal a
rail off the fence. Brandon Republican.
lhe fellow would like to be lying
.... .... . - -
around tne ience corners all the time
What's the good of railing at him
about it l Dayton Journal.
Punctuation, that is, putting the stops
in tne right places, cannot be too sedu
lously studied. We lately read, in a
country paper, the following startling
. A e T 1 ". 1 . 1
account oi juora raimerston s appear
ance in tue House of Uommons. "Lord
Palmerston then entered on his feet,
large but well-polished boota upon his
brow, dark cloud in his hand, his
faithful walking stick in his eye, a men
acing glare saying nothing. , He sat
An Australian colonist has harnessed
up a kangaroo and put him to labor-
turning machinery with half-horse pow
If be gets 1 ,zy, a pin stuck in him
makes him jump up; and when hedies
they cook and eat him.
The Parisians are said to be circulat
ing privately a poetical siuib on the
Frauco-Mexican expedition, which, as it
indicates the turn of the opinion of the
people, we translate as best we can in
Mexico ia a Vampire,
And very costly, too.
We furuished it with one Empire,
A nd tune it tats up too.
An ingenious French arithmetician
has calculated that tbe space which a
young Parisian belle who is fond of the
exercise of dancing, traverses in the gay
saloons of Paris, amounts, in the course
one dancing season, to four hundred
and thirty-four miles and a half. He
has also estimated that a i rench lady,
fond of performing the functions of a
teetotum, would spin round in a waltz
one night as many times as the
wheels of a steamboat revolve while
running the distance between iover
A Berlin correspondent writes : "Two
years ago a society was established in
Berlin, the members of which agreed to
preserve all the points of their cigars,
instead of biting them off and throwing
them away, lhose ends are collected,
and then sold in large quantities, either
the manufacture of snuff or for
moking in pipes. The sum thus rais
is applied to the maintenance and
education of orphans; and some idea of
extent of the society and the inten
of its affection for the weed may be
gained from the fact that the cigar ends
two years' saving have brought in a
sum sufficient for the maintenance of
twenty-two children. Such a society
might be established in London to sup
port a hospital for persons suffering from
deleterious effects of excessive smo
A letter from Tenez, in Algeria, says:
was walking with a fnend in the
lower part of the town, when, at about
in the afternoon, we perceived what
appeared to be a thick mist coming
rapidly upon us, which we took for a
flock of birds of passage. ' ' But hardly
minutes bad elapsed wben we.
found ourselves enveloped in the cloud.
might have been about one kilo
metre (live-eighths of a mile) in width
six in length, and was from forty-six
seventy-five feet in thickness, it was
formed not by birds, but by loensts of
passage ; of the color ot wine lees and
great size. They continued their
course from the west to the east, pass
ing behind Cape Tenez, from which
they turned towards the north,
driven doubtless by the south wind.
which has for several days past been
queer thine it an accommodation note.
you try to work it off. If too can't sell
you cancel it and if vou can-eel it waa
CAutiellit . .
What a Pint of Whisky Cost.
[From the South Bend (Ind.) Telegraph.]
Some thirty -one years sgo, Jonathan Beck
with, a yoang lawyer of decided promise,
bought a pint oi whiskey, and getting drunk
wandered out on Terra Coupee prairie on s
cold winter night and was ao badly frozen
that ha lost bit reason and the use of his
limbav and baa been ever since until his
death two weeks agoaa inmate of the county.
puur SWIM, e ine. uw wippiu, euiu ui
irg has cost the county no less than Eight
Thousand DMnrt! This is the startling,
amount that the tax-payers of this coucty
have had to pay that one man miht pocket
a few cents profit on the sale of a pint of
[From the South Bend (Ind.) Telegraph.] For the Little Folks.
Where it goeth,
No one showetb,
Here and there,
In and out,
Flush to-day, .
Notes to pay,
So it goes.
No one knows:
Where it goeth,
Ko one showeth.
The Little Shepherd Boy.
with a pin so many minute holes that
Once upon a time there was a little
Sheperd Boy who waa famed far and
wide for the wise answers which he
gave to every question. Now the King
of tbe country heard of this lad, but he
would not believe what was said about
him, "so the Boy was ordered to come
to court When he arrived the King
said to him, "If you can give me an
swers to each of the three questions
which I will now put to you, I will
knniv An -in Aan ..liill nnrl rm
v. iiiE j vim u 1 aa ui T v " u " --, 1
shall live here with me in my palace.
"What are . these three questions V
asked the Boy.
"The first is, 'How many drops of
water are there in the sea V
''Mf Lord King," replied the Shep
herd Boy, "let all the waters be stop
ped up on the earth, so that not one .
drop shall run into the sea before I
count it, and then I will tell you how
many drops there are in the sea I"
' "The second question," said the King,
"ia, .'How many stars are there in the
"Give me a large sheet of paper,
said tbe Boy ; and then he made in it "
they were far too numerous to see or to
count, and dazzled the eyes of whom
ever looked at them. This done he -said.
"So many stars are there in tha
sky as there are holes in this paper;
now count them." But nobody was
able. Thereupon the King said, '-Tha
third question is, 'How many seconds
are there in eternity P
"In Lower Pomerania is situated the
adamantine mountain, one mile in
height, one mile in breadth, and one
mile deep: and thither comes a bird
once in every tnousand yeara wnicu
rubs its beak against the hill, and.
when the whole shall be rubbed awav,
then will the first second of eternity
be gone by,"
"i ou have answered the three ques
tions like a sage," said the King, "and
from henceforward you shall live with
me in my palace, and I will treat you as
my own cnuur
The Little Shepherd Boy. Sunday Readings.
The Lord's Prayer.
Did you ever think, short though it
is, how oiMh therd is in it Oh, it is
beautiful! Like a diamond in the
croan of a queen, it unites a thousand
sparkling gems in one.
It teaches all of us, every one of us,
to look to God as our parent "Our
It prompts us to raise our thoughts
and our desires above the earth "Who
art in heaven."
It tells us that we must reverence our
heavenly Father "Hallowed be thy
It breathes the saint's reward "Thy .
And a submissive, obedient spirit
'Thy will be done on earth as it is ia
'And a dependent, trusting spirit
"Give us this day our daily bread."
And a forgiving spint "Forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive those who
trespass against us."
And a cautious spinti Deliver us
And, last of all, an adoriug spirit
f'For. thine is the kingdom, and .the
power, and the glory, forever and ever.
The Depth of Beauty.
If the beauty of the human face lies
almost wholly in expression, what a de-
graded adage is that which speaks of it '
as "only skin deep r Why, this is not '.
even true of a picture. The beauty of .
the portrait is indeed expressed in a
collocatton of colors, but is it no deeper
than the pigment? Is it not as deep aa
the soul of the artist ? And if the artist,,
be a true painter, is it not as deep as the
soul of a man who sat for it? Does it
not reveal the qualities of his mind and
heart? While you look on it you see, -not
the picture merely, but the man. , .
I his becomes still clearer and much t
more striking when we drop the picture,
and come to the living person. Is "beao
ty only skin deep" in the faces which .
are seen through the glasses of affec
tion 1 Far from it The skin may
wrinkle, the cheeks fade and sink, the
brow corrugate, the nose sharpen, the
hair whiten, and with all this change
the old expression of wisdom, purity,
sweetness, generosity, frankness, or
courage may still retain its place, and
"lover and friend may be almost un
conscious of any change whatever. The r
great matter, the sum of all beauty, th '
look and quality of the soul, is still the -same.
And even when friends have,
been long separated, and have come to
gether again only after time has wrought
great bodily changes, the power, the '
immortality of expression vindicates it
self. At the first gaze the effect of
years strikes us, and we say, "How al
tered !" We are shocked almost stun
ned, but when the features are lighted
by discourse, and the nlt-revealinf
smile again darts its ray ;:, r.;., th -countenance,
we break out with Waid
grave: "In each dear face
The chana-Iug hand of tlaae 1 mar n-t biame.
there it baih bat wrought more ic'-rend grs?e
Ana Bus oi aeaary periecteu tue Iam..
well I know your hearts are stillthe same.
They eoaid not change y. look tbe rary way
when aa orphan Srst to you I came.'
To say that personal beauty is only'-'
skin deep is to deny the profound con-- j
nection and sympathy bteween the soul
and the body that the body exists for .
purpose of exteriorizing the mind,
whether in word or work, in art or sci-t
ence. -It is to say that when tha gilt
has been worn from the cover of Milton
and the leaves haro become do-eared
flimsy, and yellow, that iu beauty'is
gone. lut the best books are the most
used and the worst worn. So it is wit h
best people. The keen sword cuts
mickly through the frail scabbard: th
powerful soul, abounding jn beautiful
action, shakes its tent to its very fasten
ings, but all the while it peers out
through its thin covering. Indeed, tha
is ever young; the expression is its
portrait, while a rag of the canvas ra-
mains. The Methodist.
Judgement is the throne of prudent
silence is its sanctuary.
A church in Trenton, N. J.. has ha.i ,.i.
festival. . - w.