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XENIA TUESDAY MORNIiYG, SEPTEMBER 8, 1863.
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A SLAVE MART.
A SLAVE MART. Written on the Way to Mexico, 1846.
BY AUSTIN T. PARLE.
Lol arre't th 61ve Matt, war ar bought end
And I blwld tbejnlng ht to-dt T
loaix clitlaren from ihelr nether' sraie for gold;
And wive frot vbcii hmbina torn away;
And tmbiudi who cn only vcugeince pra.
Eo long. 0, Got t shall mD on bus tha- tramp?
Dow locg btfore tty vengeance stall repay ,
With blood, the blood with which U ground ii
And an tbe proud oppressor's heed Ibj vengeance
Ifol lo.-g. Eves ton tbe cures It sees era felt,
Proud and haogbiv, inroleit and hue.
In Borne no pettier tjrattl ever dwelt.
Or coo'd fcota direful Nero lineage tract.
Then tbte who U :d 12 o'er t5U hkplew rce;
And, laediBK that o'er tbeee. woald.loid e'er "!
And In we Uifal pride of power and pUce,
Drive buuib!e aorta ti rtilte 10 tie wall.
Not heed Ueir eocUi fairlc totter to tu fill. . . .
BY JENNIE CAULFIELD.
This, however, was but tbe beginning of his
kindness toward Clara and mvfelf. and, in fact.
Aiarion. How it came about I do not exactly'i
remember ; not tlirouch any influence of mine,
le assured, fur although we never had a dispute,
there tu a mutual dislike. I never bribed her
with pre--euu not to tall. I rather liked to b
bold before her, and give Tent to a wordless
contempt I had for her. She waslenient toward
me. Clinging and humble to Clara. She fre
quently made un our party to the orra( and oc
casionally to the 'ittle theater.- When Spring
advanced and Summer opened we had jjic-nics
and laliinjr partie? and beat excursions. ' Somo
timei the i-Use Xe'.aon chanced to jo.n us, bnt
not often, as they were buy jireparicg for eom
inenceuii'tit. They worked hiird, poor girls.
Thev had procrastinated to the last minute, and
the "yellow backs" had enticed then so. But
they were no lontrer in demand Aa a mark: of
laror, tiiey bequeatiied .-a whole stack of. then
to Ciara and I, and we, in a benevolent turn,
bestowed them upon two ot the under -teachers
for curl patierj. Clara laid it ra wholesome
tor them to be obhtred to aeare up bruins in. the
end. They had itumbled through the 'Engbih.
course in a manner shocking to belinld,and now
they had a knotty skein to wind. , Alarion'i ca
reer had a more' erediuble cLoae. She was of
tlieir class.' But she was an antithesis. She
managed ber itudiae witn that surpassing and
mysterious cleverness withwhith she did every
thing else, and atiil with a show of perhaps more
labor than it really cost nes.- however,
never teemed to be At a loss for leisure time;
neither did she ever merit a deficient mark.
Then she was always posted in the affairs of the
tchool, and had a store of life-histories to give,
verbatia. of the rnmtes," at any time it was
vour pleasure to ceil upon ber to relate. . .Be
sides which, sue never tailed to know the leader
of any disturbance tnat occurred., one knew
which .of the eenrant had "followers," and
which were likely to b Ught-lingered. . She
rendered valuable assistance in getting up des
erts on state occasions, and was iliss Pardoe's
right hand in all household matters. Th girls
prophesied she would yet fill Miss Pardoe's place.
The ueit year she was to take chargo of the
primary department. ...-.
. Commencement came, bringing the osual
amount of preparation, bustle and nerroiis ex
cite meat. The week of examinations and x
ILiiions passed. Came the' pause. Came the
last Saturday, huding everything in chaotic con
fusion. SearcelY an article of furniture in its
proper p! ace. l! very passage darkened by huge
trunks piied one above another-, and all manner
of lugcajre strewed about in all direction!. And
everybody was tirwi and anxious for tome other
employment, and glad -and sorry -at once.
Laeghing and wecpiug and siugitg, and bidding
"good bye," and noise and jostling within the
hou?e, aiid without the old quiet sunshine falling
unchanged, and carriages and stagecoaches and
onmibuies driving op -at all hours of tbe -day.
It made me its patient to be going some where.
I tad remained to see mr friend -Clara off:- As
my mother wished me to accompany her to Kew-j
lork, l wat obliged to postpone my viait to nor
bouse. She had kindly invited Marion in my
atead. - : - '
"Poor thing, she oamS off o' honorably, and
worked so hard, and I dod't believe she has a
relative in the world," Clara taid "I am sure I
only ho?e she will enjoy the trip." --
If I iid not respond to this at once, it wat be
ef, use I thought what a d!t sacrificing spirit the
dtfer girl had', and just put my arms about her
and kissed her. ... - :
. . 'Dont," she said, "you make my conscience
pinr-h like a detestable bug. I am sorry lor the
feelings 1 have toward her. I aa oftea af raid I
do ber an irreparable wron. meaa to eo
qaer this. - I hope to be her sincere frmnd." - f
replied faintly, ''I hope so," and wat con
acious of a jealous pang, And I don't know that :
fae kindred thought, a tbrboding of. evil, was a
p-opliety, but I wished to be competent to
Reason her out of this. But I . could give no
direct cause, and tried to be glad tor Marion.
I went down into the crowded parlor to be in
troduced to Onus's father and lier"new mother."
as the called- tbe tiny, blithesome creature of
her own age, who accompanied him. I had
read her two or three letters to. Clara, and they
rather amused me, with tbe sentences running
into one another, and losing all sense for want
of punctuation; with -the capitals stuck in Here
and there, without tha least attention to pro
priety, end indited in such an angular style that
t hey looked like a child's attempt at the draw
ing of churches and church-steeples, and the
?d's" and -t'e" and loop letters were like de
vout villager going in at many directions to
' worship. Clara and I laughed over them to
gether until we cried. She was the child-bride
1 expected te tee, with a pretty face and aa in
tense love for waltzing manifesting iUeif in her
movement, even before you eurprised ber
koepine time with her wee toot, if the chanced
fo sit still ten consecutive minutes. r That Was
ber best, her onlv accomplishment She is
formed me that the "Baltimore middies". were
the handsomest men in the world, and the most
delightful waltzers. 1 overheard her imploring
Clara not 'to call her mamma, for "gracious
take," as it wouid frighten ber to death, but to
call ber Emma, as ber own mamma did at home.
And then I knew there was a slight tremor in
the voice, and a falling of the bright eyes, to I
withdrew my gaxe, and tried to make my way
through the surrounding group to AUss fardoe.
"H beu I sought them again, her ihoa wat cloud,
less, and ehe was chatting at a swift rate About
the neighborhood "at home " and Clara was
giving delighted taentitm. ' Jttir Jove for the
art properly belonging to the "light fantastic
too" was manifested in the keeping of time with
her head, whiie she conversed, to the faulty
playing of an easy little German wait br one
of the small girls in an adjoining room. f was
afraid she would forget herself so much aa to
leave tj.-r seat and pirout tte about the n om. ' I
felt like reaching out my hand to hold -her down.
I also feit that Clara shured my anxiety, aad at
the tame time nervously watelied her fattier. - 1
am lure such a proceeding would not smve been
a greater shock to' any other occupant of the
narlor. for he was a stern. DomDoru man. He
bad a handsome, dark face, whose shadow was
net of the' veart: thev touched M but ligbtlv
but the sure imprest of the spirit w ithin. His
hair wai silvered, but he was tall, straight and
robust. I judged him to be scrnething bevond
tilty, perhaps, but oniyfi-ora his traveled knowl
edge. I wat altogether disappointed in his ap
pearance, because there, wat not the least, re
semblance between luiaaelf and Clara, I mar
veled that : the. child at hit side summoned
courage to marry him through what manner of
wooing: u.:i august .. personage nu won. net
youthful affection. : 1 hoped against hope that
Clara's home would be at happy henceforth.
I taw though what pleased me most, a signifi
cance in hi smii foriara, and that his love
toikw-.ftfxiwaahei an gbjanA, worthing wjueb.
-- -...-J '.. . -k ;
was but meet compensation for hers. She came
to me breathless and eirnert and nervous
beyond what the would fatvw liked me to per
ceive, aad .skdt ht a rehenurat maimer, when
speaking of what she ioreJ,"Oh, isn't be nobis
and handsome and goodJ"' Of course I wat
becoming M well bred ia the world 's schooling
that I replied, "Certainly" but I. aad my mis.
givingt.t He was "handsome," certainly. He
was a thoroagh man of the world, and yet he
had hit pew ia some fashionable church. Mr.
Asbary u a man of the world, and an infidel.
It use j to frighten me to think to; bat I drew
mental eonrpariaoo of what I tapoosed the Urea
of either to be, and I felt that any friend's was
the least blaraable touching all cocsalonrtiossv
I always drew hasty- condasiont , respecting
character and qualities in a first interview, and
those impressions .were somehow lasting with
me even in the face of contradictions. -
They were not going hanse at onea. Mr.
Brown taid they would go oat of their way, for
tlie purpose of loitering a week or two at Cape
May, aa Emma wished to meet ber atother
there, and be thought Clara would enjoy being
there part of a season, iir. Aabnry cam te
greet his old fnend, and Hiss i'ardoe seized a
moment to look in upon ot ai, pale and digni
fied, with a look of holy sorrow ia her faee. 1
hun? nrxia warr word she pok, and. the in
terest of her other listener sua kueas. -TheB
the driver sent in impatient messages, and they
were narrtad on. nit. Ajuury ana t-ainoa,
waving our handkerchiefs nntii the carnage be
came a mere speck in the.' aitanre, and, with a
ten ot atter- lonelinesa, . i rushed into the
house tor my bonnet, and to aar "goad-by" to
my acquaintucea. .among the-bevies of giris
gathered in. prourit in. evry nook of-tha old
Seminary, and I felt euiCne tha numbers quit
alone, because of Clara1! absence, and sm glad
to quit the .house. i .'4 . . 3v'J.a ;
I lost light of my grief in our own ppepara
tions, ai we left a week after Clara 't departur.
We visited- aa old friend of my father's ui if w
Vork citv, and enjoyed such an uninterrupted
season ot pleasure (Bat I did not tor a moment
have tha moat remote suspicion that my moth
er't first object was a busneat-transaction, so
well did she conceal from me any indication of
th disappointment or excited internet ah suf
fared. - W were detained on account of this
secret achievement a week after tha re-opening
of school, so that when I re-entered I &mna
Clara imtntieut tor my. return, and AUaon oe
lhrhted with ber experience m her new office.
We had not moch time to sacrifice to airy idle
pursuit of pleasure during our next three ;ears
at tchool ; they passed ia tit aid monotsny that
became lees observable to na.es w plunged into
our. studies with a will and a -re.isn that over-
rams all obatnclee. The soeceedinz Tear had
bean r particularly busy one V me, as I formed
the plan of graduating, with Clara. Alias Par
doe with her usual prompt kindness granted. me.;
several -espeoal' examinations' and uncommon
assistance in mv studies, ao won toe Additional
help of Mr. Asburv, .whose indefatigable pa
tience .nerved me for the contest,. and. mv Own
exertion, I wat enabled at the Chnstma exam
ination to enter Clara's classes. It wat a great
lurnru to mv mother; we eriad over it togeth
er, and I never felt less fatigued in my lite. I
was competent to go backward and return over
the tame ground. I felt verr much like aiming
to be up with tha graduating class about tbe
summer vacation, and. imagined myseit accom
plishing unheard, ot things. . I had burst into
ber room glowing and. radiant with this news on
Christmas eve, and she called it mv gift. The
next morning I received hers, and the mystery
of her journey . to New-York vras solved. On
her little work-stand . drawn beside my bed,
amonff other Dresents, I' found a neatlv bound
Volume of poems, and -upon tha ny leaf was
written in her - beautiful nand-wrrrting, "to my
daughter from the author." I could le "the
author" bad been, written with many a playful
flourish, but I knew the . exact depth of under
feeling. Among th collsction of gift! on the
little stand was a delicate) diamond ring Mr;
Asbury'i offering; and a diamond ring it aa era
in a school girl's life, but I even neglected to
try it on, I wat to overjoyed with my book its
pages are tear-worn now, but they were bora of
joy uia lea upuu n mgiL 4uw a misavu ui
slander white hand -that, had .toiled over its
pages; now X loved th heart whose burden cf
sweetness, and wealth of genius, and learnings
of sorrow were wracked there. So it was toil
ing in tins way my frail mother increased cur
moderate means in order; to keep m in school.
Perhaps i stood in need of this knowledge to in
vest me with a necessary stamina for unilinear :
ing industry; and when I read those touching
songs, , whose fame have tinea gone abroad':
through, the Jand, as I did over and yet.
over a "tin, with a heart ih robbing with new en
ergy, I gathered courage for all -coming years; i
About this time Mr. Asbury left for iiurop.
The complete sense of desolation with which I '.
watched his departure from our window, ia at i
indelible to-day as then, vv e cad talked ot nis
going frequently but X bad never been fully
prepared tor-it. Ke had taken my father'
place in my heart, and aa I never had a brother!
he had hlied tbe place. of both. My father was
become an ideal to me, clothed with all the rich
attributes of a perfect nature, and in time Mr;
Asbury seemed th reality of this ideal.. The
bitter grief, I knew, had been increased by an
lumocountabto estrangement during the hut two
weeks of his stay. . He avoided meeting me. -Hit
gaae wat always averted, imd when be spoke
to me it was with marked. constraint. I was ig-1
norant of having offended him in even tha meat
trivial manner. I was always tormenting my-
elf considering some means to. trample . my
pride; and -for the sake -of tbe strength of my
enduring love for himr alfhengtt thorougly inno
cent -of all intent and purposes to -auger or
wound, to go to him and seek forgiveness. . I
was guilty of vague imaginations in study
hour, as ridiculous as wild. Sometimes I thought
of him as a disinherited nobleman, and myself
a princess clothed with power to place him in
his rightful sphere; or again as a poor sick
stranger and I a grand, wealthy lady who open
ed her house to him, and nursed him, and read
to him and made him inexpressibly happy.
Well, they were my first dreams silly but inno
cent reveries that knew no evil results to other
than myself. - There had been no opportunity
ef an interview in our casual meetings in the
last week of his stay, and I could plainly se be
desired none.' Clara had com heme with me
on the latt Friday.'"' " '- -
In the twilight I had ran back to th parlor
for a book -aha drooped, and encountered Mr.
Asbury. He spoke ae welcome to me, but hit
eyes lost their far off gass and dwelt kindly upon
mv face. My first impulse wat to run away, for
1 had a woman beart even tnen, ana x lelt tnat
be had wronged me in his thought, and that it
wat hit place to seek an explanation, tie pre
vented my retreat by throwing hia. arm about
me with a sudden motion. . Ap instant he looked
down into my eyes, then, kiesed me upen my
forehead and released me. 1 was lightened,
and ran off to my room with a speed that did not
admit of the least graceful motion. - Clara and
my mother were astonished at my impetuous
manner and the flush upon my fact, and persist
ed in questioning me as to what eould have hap
pened, but 1 kept my secret to myself, remind
ing my mother of tne puoiitbing of her book,
and Cmrart a certain mystery tnat wt mrav
eled to me, and was sensible of my error in
alluding to the drug (tore affair, when the
bloahed painf'ullv, and .turned to the prospect
without to hide her confusion; - In the crowded
parlor in the evening we met Mr. Asbury, but
he wat surrounded by admiring friends, and, I
thought; avoided us altogether. Clara wat in
dignant, but I saw nrv mother was well pleased,
and they exchanged glances a Strang, ques
tioning look on hut part; a proud, approving one
on bers and I said to myself that he ' had
offended her somewhat. I asked mv mother the
cause of this, atrange coolness, when she came
to kiss me good night, but she begged of me to
pro raise tier men ana mere tnat cveu we, nisi'
tionmg of .Mr. Asbary s name might be- a )or-
bidddefi-ubjeciv,at leatUit tii present time, or
for thre8, o four, jeara to . come. My. pother
nevor iuiul, upreavwiable.. requests. .., T,me
.showed her to be alwavs -Tight. 4 promised.
Mr. Asbury did not' make, hia appearance at
breaklast, and every one agreea that.w expe
rienced somethine of the loss we would, know
at our table. Our party made no attempt to
join in the unspirited discussion. I lingered at
the table, hoping he would come. Tor I enter-'
Wined fears that I wouid neer behold his face'
more. But be earn not. When we reached
our room, door w bad buxtied "50. d by," al
the porter paseed down with his trunk. " He was
distant and Cold to my mother, and kind and
eHeetienata to Clara. I gathered from their
conversation that Clara would writ to him. I
had no invitation, and when he extended his hand
his look was averted. He held a low conversa
tion with my mother apart from as. ' I tried to
be honest and not strain mr curious ears, indeed
faithfully I did; not I saw that ha was pleadmg
for something earnestly, and that it was with
great dimculy my mother so firmly denied him.
Her face wat full of strange agitation when she
joined as, and bar hand trembled so 'nervously
that X took th key from her hand, lest she be
subjected to Clara's notice. I heard that light,
swift foot-fall down th stairs and along the
ball, and a laughing rejoinder to the porter, ard
then th door closed, 'it narer closed with that
peculiar sound afterward.-. Ard there wat never
again auch a momentary stillness, or rather
nusn, tiirongh the bouse, even although 1 beard
the porter's heavy step in th hall, and distant
laughter and rattling of. dishes through the open
door the dining room. I was wont a long
while after to listen for the tteo I loved. Most
ly at twilight, when the firelight made groUaque
shadowy meture npon -the wall. -
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
, JThc World hat a .Cincinnati tetter, boasting
of yallandighim't prospects, th vast numeric-.
14 superiority of the meetings of bit supporters
to those of the frieuds of B rough, &c, conclud
ing a follows: . -. -
"By. a law of our teeislalure, tha soldiers are
permitted to vote." 77u cete trill be tometeial
tgaintt ti; but of the .40,000 soldier votes,' it
there be no, mora than 30,000 f them Bepub
lican, Vallandigham will hate a majority in. the
State But every indication points to a daily
increasing number" of Democratic adherents in
the army. If thev are allowed in Bosecran's
army tbe same liberty of choice (election)
which Geo. Grant will permit, you need haft no
doubt of . Yalhtndigham's saccess."
Between the "tVar, Democrat John Brough,
and the early, steadfast, implacable, .enemr of
the War at every stage, C. ..L. Yaihindigham
Forty Thousand Ohio Volunteers in the armies
of the Union are to yote. -That Vallandigham.
will receive tha all but unanimous yote of th
desartara from those armies, ia quite probable;
but can any one who has the .least acquaintance
with human nature believe that be will have
Ten Thousand or even Jlv Tbousjandj of the
Forty Thousand vote to b cast by the soldiers
in the field T Suppose the Massachusetts vol-
untee.rs in tbe War ef 181S;had voted for Gov
ernor in 1813, what proportion of them would
hay voted for Caleb Strong t -.Suppose Thorn
tf. Corwin bad been a candidate for Governor
of Ohio in 1847, and the volunteers from that
Stat then engaged in th Mexican,. War bad
voted, what proportion cf them would have
voted for Corwin f These question touch th
marrow of th case, and any sensible man can
answer, them. . Vallandigham' friends, must
know (hat he will not receive one-tenth of tbe
army vote. . .. . -.
. Now look at tha returns of the last Election
in Ohio, held October last, when the prospect of
Union success in the war was very dark and
distant .comfured. with the present.. Tat this
was th total poll no soldier in tha field vot-.
Bu il -Cair-Uiilea
Diinocrallc majority , 4677
Now add 30,000 soldiers' votes to. tha Union
poll and 19,000 to the Democratic, and you see
where Vallandigham is likely to come out, ac
cording to the data of The World.
By the way: Mr. SL S. Cos. ia bis Copperhead
peregrinations through Ohio, bag a habit of
quoting a very spirited lyric evoked by the-desecration
of our National flag to th base uses
of th. alavehunters, .beginning "All hail the
flaunting lie!" and stating that they were written
by Horace -Greeley I The said. Greeley would
gladly be able to write so good a lyric as that,
but never was verse-writing being aa achieve
ment for which he bat a very (different apti
tude. The excellent stansa which Mr, Cox
falsely attribute to - him were- written by a
young Irish Democrat of this eity, -then' and
now) a member of the Tammany Society, and
moat ardent, effective ooworkerwita Cox in
tha support for tha Presidency of Buchanan in
'66 and of Douglas in 'CO. And now if Cox
will writ as spirited and vigorous ' a poem -on
any. other-subject to be chosen by himself
wa-vjill pay him $100 for it, and itipnlate
that he shall tell whatever falsehoods he pleases
for the next six months without rebuke or expo
sure. -- We ask tha" Cincinnati Eaqairer, Ohio
Statesman and Cleveland iPiaindealer to say
whether this is or ht not a fair offer.
How a Rebel General Paroles
Whil Sen. Jenkins was in Bagerstown, Md
h exliibitedjnany traits which it is to be hoped
are characteristic of the man. Aa incident will
illustrate.. A Lieutenant and fir men, wearing
the .uniform-of Union-soldiers crept out of
some of the. bouses of the town. where they bad
been hidden, and delivered . themselves, up.
When they mada thir appearance before .Gen.
Jenkins, the following conversation occurred;
Jenkins Hallo I who are yon and where did
you come from? - Lieutenant We belong to the
Union army or did belong to it, but we don't
wish to fight any longei against our Southern
brethren; to when our forces ; left here, we
stayed, bihind, and to-day w com out to be
paroled. - Jenkins What- did you .say about
"Southern brethren?" By God! if I thought X
had a 25th cousin who was as white livered as
you are, I would kill him aad set him up in my
barnyard to mak sheep awn their lambs.' I'll
show you how I parole such pukes as you are.
To are too d d miserable to be paroled in
military style. So saying b ordered a detail of
six men and a sergeant "good lusty fellows
with thick boots" who paroled xhe recreant
Federals to the west pooler of the town, where
the paroling ceased, and the detail and crowd
cama back highly pleased with Jenkin's mode
of paroling cowards. ; .-s
Block nt ReirsiiMO at. Wilmuksxov. A re
cent letter front an . officer of th blockading
squadron off Wilmington N..C, says that two
or three steamers bad run into Wilmington each
day for fiv days previous. One large steamer
ranjn at 10 o'clock in th foreneoar.on the 17th
instoaiv- A few morningsswince a steamer of
fifteen hundred, tun ran in, Sh was pierced
for six guns,Jn addition to two pivot guns, and
probably, would receive an armament and be
ready to proceed, tq sea within a week,. She is
larger. than, th Alabama, or Florida,,.. and ap
peared to be very fiis,t. :. The writer thinks she
may bo the steamer known as the Southerner.
The Niphon and. the Minoeyota were the only
efficient yessls off. th port, the Iroquois Vv.
ing left in chse qf a blockade runner a. week
previous,.; ..j i : . . . .
. Toiaoco i. WisTxas Massaciivsetts. The
: Greenfield Gate tte says :." There is a field of
tobacco in Hartfield meadows for which that
is, for th tobaeoo on lir th. owner ha btn
6ffrd $40,000 by a.Nev Ywk ijeuTator.'r ',
A LOCAL DRAMA.
Brown ON the Earth vs. Brown UNDER the
BY ENOS B. REED.
9cxva 1.- Smith' t tko!3mUX at work Jam
ten coHjidtrabfy txeittd.
Goed morning, Smltn, bew-do-yoo-dflf .
Tills 1 tcoicnlng dar;
I've been to see that bag-of-bones.
Old Brown, joet cross the way;
1 do believe of all the mea,
Tbet Uv ta ear town, .
There Is none meaner thin "Browa Bea."
Or miserly Ben Brown!
Swrrn . ,
. Ton fpeik th truth, eood neighbor Jon,
Tws bat the otber dy
' Brown had a ftgat with oce-armed Havaea,
. About a litlut aay. . - : . .
Brown's cow, It teems, Is fond hT,
lLyae' fl-ld she bad get in.
And atter The had eat a ton,
- Brown wouldn't pjj s pin. -'
. - That's jntt like Brown, I do declare.
' I made hia hov a salt, .
And now hVt got "no cash4o spue,'
The good-foi-nothlEg biute.
I cannot ee why such a mm
On eaitn's allowea to stay, "
When better men are droppftj off
. Aad drmg daj-by-dav. . r - ; ; .-!-;
imm. .... -
Ahl sever mind, his twa wUl ceme, -1
- , And if I maotamlas,
He'd And his fmnre home to be
A hotter place than this; " "
I do not wieu him any harm, '
Althongh be 1 so meaa, : -Sat
whea he dlea, I rather gnass - ?
Few Kara will then be tees.
Jokxs . '
Well, I most hairy to the shop,
A customer might come, ' -' -
Bat should he prove tlhe-old Bea Brown, '
111 wla he'd auyed mx huaia '
1 Here's tuudl-x in the town, .
W could cot spre a nun lUe J OA, . .
Bat wooid'nl uIm Ben Browa. ' '
icon 1 J. Strut Enter SoUlA end Jonet, totb
ood toornli g, Jones joe've heard the newt,
; ' Good Bdghbor Brown it dead;' .
- Th tbonght of ii give on the bluet;
Mj bout feels Just like lejd.
He was a kind and noble man '
None knew him but to praise, '
' Before we know his Hke again,
We'll live, Jon, ausj safc . . :
Ahl jea, peer nelgtber Browa was kind, ,.
fieicd near hall th pool
- Sis home a heme they always found,
And open stuod his door; :
1 fear we'll mtis him very mach ' -Th
tows It all ta tear,
Vot everybody inew friend Brown-r
He' lived her many year.
Surra : , .... , ,
! Peac to his aches, for we know
Tlis soul la now ia heaven
Of conrte yca'll tend the fnaeral,
To-monow, half-paat sevea
I've got a pair of boots to maze, '
But I. must let Lhem wait, '
Via everybody will be there
The crowd will he so great.
OhI Smith, I hid almost forgoW : '
Tis said, a will Brown made, ' -And
10 the church beleftalef,
;. . Aad my small debt he' paid.
SsaTa . . . ... ,
H w, lxdeed, a worthy nn . .
Oood morning, nelfihbor Jonas, . .
A heart that will not weep for Brown
I mate of paving, stones. '-
Reverse in Trade.
Th New Tork correspondent of a Washing
ton paper tells the following: heard of a
great reverse in trade the other day. Stewart,
the great dry goods merchant, not long since
under the Chancellorsville' cloud,' I think
bought up all the. calicoes and other cotton
goods that he could find in the Amerie&n'mar
ket. ' Tbe subsequent magnificent military and
naval operations of Grant, Banks, Porter and
Farragut on the Mississippi, dispelled the com
merci&l cloud of Chancellorsville, and gold and
cotton tumbled together. It is now said that
Stewart will lose at least two millions of dol
lars by the operation. Cottons, shirtings and
sheetings were marked down upon bis counter
in one day from, forty cents per yard to twenty
eight! I took advantage of this decline, add
purchased one piece of shirting: Stewart can
afford the loss of two millions, and not suffer.
It is said that he has made millions upon mil
lions out of, the war. I saw fine calico
prints selling on, Saturday, for lfy cents per
yard. It seemed like olfl times in Tankeedom,
when raw cotton was plenty and 'calicoes went
begging." . '. ; ' "
Many recipes to prevent hydrophobia have
been published, all of which have proved power
less to arrest the progress of that terrible dis-
;e. We subjoin, one that had recently been
going the rounds. It may or may not be effica
cious, hut where no remedy is known, every
new recipe should be tried, and we accordingly
advise our readers to cut this one out and lay it
where it will be bandy: "The bite should be
constantly bathed with hartshorn, and three or
four doses, diluted, taken inwardly during the
day. The hartshorn decomposes, chemically,
the virus insinuated into the wound and Imme
diately alters and destroys its deleteriousness.
The writer, who resided in Brazil for a short
time, first tried it for the bite of a scorpion, and
found that it removed pain and inflammation
almost immediately.. Subsequently he tried it
for the bite of a rattlesnake, with similar suc
cess.. At his suggestion, an old friend and phy
sician; tried it in cases of hydrophobia, and al
ways with success."
A Scene in a Street Car.
The following incident it .vouched for. by a
correspondent of the Christian Kegister:
A daughter of Massachusetts, living in New
York, was riding in a crowded street car. An
intelligent young soldier, suffering from lame
ness, was. standing. This lady, kindly offered
him her seat, which he politely declined; where
upon a city dame, occupying the next place,
gathered up her robes, and scornfully said she
thought things hud come to a pretty pass, when
a New York lady offered her seat .to a man,,
especially a soldier.
"Shame upon you, madam,'' rejoined our
humane friend; "have you no dear ones in the
armv?" . -. ,.
"No," was the reply; "my husband should
"Indeed!" was the patriotic' answer, "I had
rather be a soldier's widow than a coward's
An outburst of appluus greeted tha speaker.
There was a happy finale to the incident. The
lame soldier soon obtained the very next seat
to the unreeling woman who had so insulted
him. - "Glory to tha woman who. shows such
spirit," adds th writer. , i ,
Brand the Liars.
Vallandigham, the chief of the copperhead
tribe, in bis efforts to aid the Rebels by preju
dicing the people against a Union Government,
"This wicked Administration incited and pro
voked Civil War, as a pretext to abolish slavery
ia the States." -
And this is repeated by all Tories for the par
pose of deceiving honest men.
Now, whoever heard of an Administration in
citing war against itself ? Why should Old Abe
try to turn himself out of th White House?
And what can an "Administration" incite be
fore it comes into existence? The vile charge
ridiculous in argument preposterously ab
surd and wantonly, wickedly, designedly untrue.
What hr the facts of history on the point of
TIMS? ' ; 1
The leading Rebels boast that they were, for
thirty years past, maturing the secession they
arc bow striving fori : - J '
Now look at the riotrassi
Whil Jamas Buchanan was yet President
befora'this Adm:ntstration,,hadabeing in point'
fact the following acta of "civil war" were
openly pwrpeirated: - '
I On November 10, I860 before the vote for
President; was fully known hostilities were vir
tually inaugurated by bills for arming troops
and denouncing the United States authority
passing in a Southern Legislature, and by open
revolt, seduction and treason, at numerous pub
lie meetings there.
On the 20th of December, South Carolina, in
State Convention, declared war by her Secession
Ordinance. On tha 25th, ealled upon th Slave
States to form a Confederacy. On the 28th,
down and trampled upen the-Union flag, I
and by force seized th U. S. Custom Souse,
Post Office and Arsenal at Charleston, and also
captured Fort Moultrie and Castle Pinckuey,
December 27, the United States Revenue
Cutter Aikea was betrayed into th enemy's
In I61, 2d January, Governor Ellis, of North
Carolina, took Fori Macon at Beaufort, the Bar-
at Washington, and all the United States
property at Fayattevilla. '
Same day Mississippi commenced war by set
ting Bp another Government within this supreme
Government. . .' .-
Th same day. th Georgians took possession
Forts - Pulaski and Jackson, And the United
States Arsenal at Mobile was seized by Gov.
Moor, of Alabama." -
January- 5, tbe "steamer Star ot th West
sailed from Nw York, with supplies for Fort'
atirater, and on the 8th was fired upon by Rebel
batteries-at Charleston and driven back to sea. -
On -the' 11th, the- United States Arsenal at
Baton Rouge, Fort Phiilip and Jackson, below
New Orleans, and Fort Pickens on Lake
Pontchartrain, were- seized by tha troops- of
Louisiana. - -
On thai 6th, th Rebel Colonel Haynede
manded- from -th -President the surrender of
Sam day, 2l& sick and feeble patients were
turned out of the United States Marine Hospital
New Orleans, to makeroom for Rebel soldiers.
Next day Florida' secedes, then takes posses
of Psnsacola Navy Yardr
January 10, Georgia secedes and steals all
remaining property of Uuols Sam. .
On th 31st, Louisiana seized the U.S. Branch
and $1511,000 at money in it belonging to
February 1, Texas revolted, and Gen. Twiggs
betrayed over the Union troop aad a million
a half of arms or ether Union property.. ..
On tha cth, Arkansas takes arms from the
States Arsenal at Little Rock,-to fight
On tbe 6th, the Rebel Government was form
at Montgomery, Alabama; 9th elected Jeff.
via as . President; on th 10th, -L-ugurated
m as President of a hostile and separata Con
On the 23d, the President- eleet thwarted the
to assassinate iim by going through Balti
without being announced. -
Freedom of speech and tbe press, the right of
peaceful assemblag, and habeas corpus, were
sappressed United State officers were insulted
driven from' power peaceable, law-abiding
Tjnion- men and women were abased, robbed
mobbed, driven from borne, or killed in
various ways in "great numbers; In short, the
Constitution, laws and powers- of our Govern
ment were under the iron hoofs of military des
potism, in defense of the will of several of those
States, as expressed by their honest votes. All
"reign of terror" by A lawless, armed
On the 4th of March after all of the aboy
a hundred other acta of war, treason, rob---
murder and crim were committed Presi
Lincoln and Cabinet began to roll back the
of war they found raging..
Look at the dates again! . And yet we are
unblushingly told that
"This wicked Administration incited and Dro-
voked civil war!''
If the Devii don't roast such a liar, h fails to
bis own dues.
As a sktext," quoth Vallandigham and bis
Look at the pans again.
The Rebels began" their mad gam is the Fall
1860 through all 1861 they used slaves to
destroy our Government, and not until the year
(two years) did th President restore free-
to the slaves of Rebel masters, as a "mili
necessity, not as a "pretext," devised be
forehand. Reader, cut out the above dates and post
them up for reference against, liars.
Sac Rxbxi ans tub Bticx Fu.A corre
spondent of the Memphis-Atlanta Appeal, writ,
from Morton, M ississippi, says: -
I saw in th possession of on of our officers
yesterday, the gift ot one of Mississippi's fairest
daughters, a black s.lk flag, with a huaun ake.e
ton and cross-bonss, executed with the skill 01
painter and anatomist, which was fearfully elo
quent of our iernur retort! ; When tbe Indies
our country thus, like Jamet Fitx James, defy
dare all and everything, rather thau submit.
is in man who will hesitate. '
Pshaw! That will terrify our boys about as
much a if the the Rebels were to hoist their
petticoats.' " -' -
'Geohoi, what does C-'A-T spell?"
"Don't know, sir."' "'
"Wht does your mother keep to. catch mice?"
.f'Trap, sir." . ."
"No, no; what animal is very fond of milk?"
"A baby, sir."
'"You dunce, what was it that cratehed your
"My nails, sir.'
"I am out of patience! There, do vou see
animal on the fencer"
"Then tell me what does C-A-T spell,"
Directions How Learn to Spell
and Read Phonotopy.
BY N. MENDAL SHAFER.
Spelling phonetically is sirhplv uttering a word
on sound at a time. This me 5o everv time we
speak, but in such quick succession tha t it is not
noticed. People arealways looking for mystery
instead of simplicity, and" with this error "added
to their prejudice, they decide ajuinst phonotopv
before they understand it; In "the English lan
guage there are forty-three sounds, and there
fore there are fbrtv-three letters in tha nlionetie
alphabet, and as each and every letter, in every
case, represents the same sound, as in any single
case, it will be readily seen that all there is to
do is to lewn the alphabet that is, the sounds
the lotters represent and the labor is forever
ended. All who take an interest in the educa
tion, propTess and welfare of the human familv.
should aid ui this greatest of all reforms; for
as sure as truth and reason ever conquer error
and prejudice, so surely will it succeed. The
words, old. gold, find, "mind, Ohio. Iowa, and
thousands more, are spelled phonetically; then
why not all? By to doing nine-tenths of the
labor of learning to read would be saved.
- Below we. give the (proverbial) Fashionable
1 oung lady a rrayer, a ladv, by tbe wav, one
that we have never met. W guess she is a
mvth:. Next week we will give the alphabet,
properly arranged, as our compositor is out of
the citv, -and we must wait nis return before we
can produce it.
BE FAEONABL LEDIZ PRAR.
"Giv ns tis da vr dali bretl, '
Piz, kaks, and met basjdz,
' .Tu kid de stntnak, pan fla hed,
And qok tie vital tjdz.
And if to soon a 1'rend dtkaz,,
6r djz in agoni,
We'l tek ov "Ged'z miatariua Vfaz,"
And la it el tu tie.
Gir ns, tu plez a inerbid fast,
In spjt ov pan and det,
Konsumjbn-strigz annd tie -wast, 1
Glraost tu stop tis bret;
3en if infermiti atende
Ifr stinted projeni ' .
. In vizitaj'on far st sinZp
'." "We'l la it el tu'fie.
Yes, giv ns kofe, win and te, .
' ! And hot tigz ictrodus, '
3e stumsk 1 worm bat) trjs a da,
r Tu vrekn and redqs.
And i defiip Datyiirz lez,-
Dispeptik we must be,
We skem lu serq for hitman kez, , .
But la it el tu tie.
Artemus on the Draft.
Circular No. 78. Aa the undersigned has
been led to feat that the law regulating the
draft was not wholly understood, notwithstand
ing the numerous explanatory circulars that
have been issued from the national capital of
late, be hereby issues a circular of his own ; and
if he shall succeed in making this favorite meas
ure more clear to a discerning public, he will
feel that he has not lived in vain :
I. A young man who is drafted and inadver
tently goes to Canada, where he becomes em
broiled with a robust English party, who knocks
him around so as to disable him for life, the
same occurring in a licensed bar-room on Bri
tish soil, such young man cannot receive a pen
sion on account of said injuries from the United
States Government, nor can his heirs nor cred
itors. II. No drafted man in going to the appointed
rendezvous will be permitted to go round by
way of Canada, on account of the roads being
better that way, or because his " uucle William "
III. Any gentleman living in Ireland, who
was never in this country, is not liable to the
draft, nor are our forefathei-s. The latter state
ment is made for the benefit of those enrolling
officers who have acted on the supposition that
the able-bodied male population of a place in
cluded dead gentlemen in the cemeteries. .
IV. The terra of enlistment is for three years,
but any man who may have been drafted in two
places, has a right to go for six years, whether
the war lasts that length of time or not a right
this department hopes he will insist on.
V. " The only sons of a poor widow, whose
husband is in California, are not exempt, but
th man who owns stock in the Vermont Cen
tral railroad is. So also are incessant lunatics,
habitual lecturers, persons who were bom with
wooden legs or false teeth, blind men (unless
they will acknowledge that they "can see it, ")
and people whe deliberately voted for John
Tyler. ' .
VI. No drafted man can claim exemption on
the ground that he has several children whom
he supports, and who do not bear his name, or
live in the same house with him, and who have
never been introduced to hia wife, but who, on
the contrary, are endowed with various mothers,
and " live round. " Boston Post.
A Visit to the Colored Soldiers at
The town which borders R. R. navigation on
the west side is famous for its school 01 churches
with their snow white steeples piercing the sky
from a dozen hills in the eastern horizon of tbe
village. From this mountain-sheet of churches
may be seen many thousand ieet of the diamond-cut
white pailing below, encircling the
neat cottages richly decorated on all skies with
various vines and summer flowers. One mile
from the town, in a northerly direction, on an
elevated plain, is situated Camp Delaware, a
tract of laud known by the village boys as " Del
auxcrt Grove." At the base of this elevated
land is a beautiful spring of as fine and healthy
water as canoe tounu in tne state, in a straight
line on each side forming a narrow street in tiie
center, are about fifty 'neatly constructed tents.
In the rear of these on a more eievated spot is
situated the Colonel's tent, overlooking the teuts
below and better known about the cnip.as
Headquarters j and at its top may be seen the
stars and stripes flying in the oreeze. At tne
right of tins is tbe Postofhce, attended by an
intelligent and faithful colored soldier. Having
friends at camp, I of course had access to the
different tents, and it is with pleasure that I say
I found them neat and clean ; in every tent
there seemed to be a place Ibr everything ana
everything seemed to be in its place. 1 touud
the boy cneerful and full of fun. The men are
well clad and Beera to enjoy good health. The
n.imes on the rolls, when called, amount to
about 800 men. When drilling 1 found them ac
tive, quick, obedient, and Colonel McCoy says
well disciplined in military tacticts. They seem
ready and willing to niuiut.uu any post 01 honor
that may be assigned them. For the present the
different companies are commanded bycolored
Captains. As yet officer of tbe day at camp
have been all colored. I behev the time is not
far distant when colored men continue to distin
guish themselves in the art of war, the Govern
ment will throw aside the barrier and they my
aspire to military positions of distinction." Let
colored men volunteer, till uptliereirimentand
go forth with the brave Colonel McCoy to win
the laurels of victory. They are already preen
on the brow of the brave 54th (coloreii)--let the
white stripes in our glorious flag be crimsoned
red with the blood of the coloreu Ohio braves ;
let us" do this and we transmit the blessings of
untarnished liberty to our children, and like the
brave colored men who fell at Port Hudson, we
go to our graves covered with the richest gar
lands of undying glory. Yours, . ,
THE MYSTERIOUS ORGANIST.
A LEGEND OF RHINE.
"Kind hearts tre more 'kin coronets.
And aimpie faith liun Niumaa blcod."
'Years ago, at a grand old cathedral overlook
ing the Rhine, there appeared a mysterious- or
ganist. 'The great composer who" had played
the organ so long had suddenly died, and every
body, from tbe king to the peasant, was wonder
ing who eould be found to till his place, when.
one bright Sabbath morn, as the sexton entered
the church, he saw a stranger sittine at the
crape-shrouded organ. He was a tall, graceful
man, with apa!e, but strikinglv handsome face.
great, black, melancholy eyes, and hair like th
raven 3 wing tor gloss and color, sweeping in
dark waves over his shoulders. He did not
seem to notice the sexton, but went on playing,
and such music as be drew from the instrument
no words of mine can describe. The astonished
listener declared that the organ seemed to have
grown human that it wailed and sk-hed, and
clamored, as if through its pipes. When the
music at length ceased, the sexton hastened tu
the xtranger, and said: ,
"Pray who are you, sir ?"
"Do not ask my name," he replied, "I have
heard that vou are in want of an Organist, and
nave come nere on trial.
"You'll be sure to get th place," exclaimed
the sexton. "Why, you surpass him that's dead
and gone, sir."
"o, no, you overrate me," resumed the
stranger with a sad smile; and then, as if disin-
clined to conversation, he turned from old' '
Hans and began to play again. And now th
music changed from a sorrowful strain to a
grand old pa)an, and the mysterious Organist
Looking forwird full of grace
Prayed till from a haopv ul-.ee
Qod'a glory smote him on the face:"
and h'rs countenance itemed not unlike that of
St. Michael, a portrayed by Guido.
Lost in the harmonies which swelled around
him, he sat with his "far-seeing" gaze fixed on
thf distant sky, a glimpse of which he caught
through an- open window, wlien there wat a stir
about tha church door, and a royal party cam ,
sweeping in. Among them might be seen a
young girl with a wealth of golden hair, eye
like wild cherries. This was tne Princess Eliza--
beth, end all eves turned to her as th seated
herself in th velvet-cushioned pew appropri
ated to the court. No sooner had the music
reached her ears than she started as if a ghost
crossed her path. The bloom faded from
cheek, her lips quivered and her whol
tram grew tremulous. At last her eyes met
those of the organist, in a long, yearning look.
then the melody lost its joyous notes, and
once more wailed and sighed, and clamored. -
By my faith," whispered the kin; to his
daughter, "this organist has a master hand.
Hark ye, he shall play at your wedding I" ;
The pal lips of the princess parted, but she
could not speak she was dumb with grief.
one in a painful dream, she saw the pal ' -man
at th organ, and heard the melody which
filled the vast edifice. Aye, full well she knew
who he was, and why the instrument seemed
breathing out tha agony ot a tortured heart.
When the service was over and the royal
party had left tha cathedral, he stole away as '
mysteriously as ha bad come. He was not seen .
again by tbe sexton till the vesper hour, and
then he appeared in the organ loft, and com
menced bis task, n hue be played, a veiled
are glided in, and knelt near a side shrine.
Thar she knelt till the worshipers dispersed, -
when the sexton touched her on the shoulder
Madam, everybody has gone but you and
and 1 wish to close the door.
"I am not ready to go, yet, was th reply,
leave me-lea-ve mei" --,,
The sexton drew back into a sliady niche and
watched and listened. The mysterious organist
kept his post, but his head was bowed upon '
instrument, and he could not see the lone
devotee. At length ah rose from the aisle, and
moving to the organ loft, paused beside the mu
"Bertram!"' she murmured.
Quick as thought the-organist raised his head.
There, with the light of a lamp, suspended to
arch above falling upon nor, stood the prin
cess who had graced the royal pew that day.
court dress of velvet, with its soft ermine
trimmings, the necklace, the bracelets, had been
exchanged for a grey serge robe and a long
thick veil, which was now pushed back troc tha
"Oh, Elizabeth, Elizabeth!" ejaculated the
organist and he sank at ber feet, and gazed wist
luiiv into her troubled eyes.
"'Why are you here, Bertram ?" asked the
"I came to bid you farewell, and as I dared
venture into the palace. I gained access ta
cathedral by bribing the bell-ringer, and
having taken the vacant seat of the dead organ
ist, let my music breathe out the adieu I could
trust my lips to utter."
A low moan was the only answer, and he eon- .
"You are to be married on the morrow ?"
"Yes," sobbed the girl. ."Oh, Bertram, what
trial it will be to stanJ at yonder altar, and
upon me the vows which vUl doom me tu .
living death !"
"Think of me," rejoined the organist; your
royal father has requested me to play at the
wedding, and 1 have promised him to be here.
I were your equal, I could be the bridegroom
instead ot' the organist; but A poor musician
must give you up."
"It is like rending soul and body asunder to '
with you," said the girl. "To-night I may
you this tell you how fondly I leva you,
in a few hours it will be a sin. Go, go, and
She waved him from her, as If she would ban-
him while she had the power to do so; and
how was it with him t He rose to leave
then came back, held her to his heart In
long embrace, and with a half smothered
farewell left ber.
The next moraine dawned in cloudless splen
and at an early hour the cathedral was .
thrown open, and the sexton began to prepare)
the brilliant wedding. Flame-colored flow
ers waved by the wayskie flame-colored leave
rushing down from the trees, and lay in
he.tps upon the ground; and the rip wheat
waved like a golden sea, aud berries dropped in
and purple clusters over the rocks along
At length the palac gates were opened, and
royal partv appeared, escorting the Prince
Elizabeth to tie cathedral, where her marriage
to be solemnized. It wat a brave pageant; '
brighter than the untwined foliage were tha -tufts
oi plumes which floated from stately heads,
the festal robes that streamed down over
houiiugs of superb steeJs. But the princess:
injunted on a snow white palfrey, anu clad in
.now white velvet, looked pale and sad; and
when, on ue-ring the Church, she beard a gush
organ music, which, though jubilaut in sound. .
struck on her ear like a funeral knell, she
trembled, una would have fallen to the earth had
a page supported her. A iew moments af
terwards ehe entered the cathedral. There
his retinue; stood the bridegroom, whom
had never be. ore seen, but her glanca
roved irom h.ui to the organ loit, where sue had
expected to be the mys..lous organist. H
gone, and sh was oulied to return to
gracei'ui bow of the king t hom she hid been
betrothed from motives of policy. Mechanic- ;
sb knelt at his side on the aitar stone; me- -clutnically
listened to th sai vic and maa the .
responses. Then her husband Urew her to hia ,
a convulsive embrace, and whispered:
"Elizabeth, my queen, my wife, look ap!"
Trembling in every limb sbe obeved. Why
those dark eyes thrill her 10? Why did that
bring a clow on ber cheek? Ah.' though
king wore the purple and many jeweled or
der glittered on his breaM, he seemed tbe asm
humble person who had been employed to teach,
organ music, and had taught her the lore of
"Elizabeth," murmured the monarch, "Be.
tram Hoffman, the mysterious orgauwt, and
Oscar are one! Forgive my ttawgan. ,
wished to marry you, but I would not drug ta
altar an unwilling brid. Your father 'a as
Whil tear of joy rained from her blue eye,
Mw-uada. queea returned ber husband
kiss, and for once two heart were mad
py by a Joyal marriage.