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VOL. XYI.-NO. XXXII. FINDLAY, OHIO, FRIDAY MOHNIISG,! DECEMBER 21, ISGU WHOLE NUMBER 862
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URST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Rev. A.
B. Fields, Pastor, Services every Sabbath at
10-o'clock, A. M,and7 o'clock! P. M. Bab
bath School 12 o'clock, A. M. Prayer Meet
ing 7 o'clock. P. M Thursday evening. Cor
ner of Main and Hardin streets.
IRST CONG REG A TION A L CHURCH.Kev.
I. A. Meeks. Pastor. Services every Sabbath
at o'clock. A. M and 7 o'clock, P. M.
Sabbath School V o'clock, A. M. Prayer Meet
ing 7 o'clock Thursday evening, liroaaway,
south of Main-Cross street.
X1KTHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Rev.
Oliver Kennedy, Pastor. Services every Sab
bath at M o'clock. A. M, aud 7 o'clock, P.
M. Sabbath School 2 o'clock, P. M. Prayer
Meeting T o'clock Thursday evening,
dusky street, west of Main street.
K-1I.TSH LUTHERAN CHURCH. Rev.
P. S. Hooper Pastor. Services every Sabbath
at WW o'clock, A. M, and 7 o'clock, P. M.
Sabbath School at S o'clock, A. M. Prayer
Meeting 7 o clock Thursday evening. Craw
ford street, west of Main street.
S. inele. Pastor, (services every Sabbath at
hath School at o'clock, A. M. Pntyer Meet-ina-
7 o'clock Thursday evening. Corner of
Crawford and West streets.
CHURCH OF OOD, Rev. T. H. 'J)e Rhira,
Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 10 o'clock,
A. M.. and 7 o'clock P. M. Sabbath School
mt ft A'elfwlr A. M Pmver sfHetinr 7 o'clock
Wednesday evening. Front street, west of
ST. MICHAEL'S CA THOLICCHURCH. Rev.
S. Flaming, Pastor. Every other Sabbath,
First Mass at 8 o'clock, A. M., High Mass at
10, A. M Catechism at 2, f. M. services in
' English, German and French. Mass every
morning at 8 o'clock, A. M. West end of
C ERMA XL UTHERA X (St. John's) CHURCH,
Rev. M. Buerkle, Pastor. Services every
other Sabbath at 10 o'clock. A. M Sabbath
School at V o'clock, A. M. Singing Society at
7 o clock r rlday evening, corner oi est
and Front streets.
Iyer. Josiah May. Pastor. Services every
other Sabbath at 10 o'clock, A. M. East end
of Main-Cross street.
GERMAN REFORMED CHURCH, Rev. J. G.
luilil Pastor. Services every other Sabbath
ml. a o'clock. A. M. Sabbath School at
ovinelr A. XI Praver Meeuug at 7 o'clock
Wednesday evening. East end of Main-
tinr.ir fXiUNCIL. NO. SO R. 4i 8. M.
Hegular Convocation second Monday in each
uumth. a F. Kjmmons, T. I. U. M, B. F.
WIXDLA T CHAPTER. NO. 68. R. A. M.
Honiiu dnnvacstian. First Monday in each
month. William akdkksos. H. P D. B.
trixniAT LODGE. NO. 227. F. A A. M.
um,ir Communication First and Third
Wednesdays in each month. D. B. Beabih-
ur, W. M B. F. Hyatt, Secretary.
til. a KfrfA r T.ODGE. NO. 403. F. t A. M.
Uuiiiu' i Vtmmunication Second and Fourth
Wednesdays in each month. James W IL-
sos, W. J4, F. W. Fikmis, Secretary.
GOLDEN RULE ENCAMPMENT, NO. 92.
i. O. O, J?. Stated meetings on the second
and fourth Fridays of each month, 7 o'clock,
P. in Odd Fellows' Hail. Iked. Kis-
EAJiAjg, j. ana xx. auuiuAi, ktaw.
HANCOCK LODGE, NO. 73, I. O. O. F.
Mated meetings every Tuesday evening at
S o'clock, P. L, in Odd Fellow's HalL D. H.
Pdgh, M. ti., and O. F. Pksii.etos, Sec'y.
FINDLAY LODGE, NO. 1S6, I. O. G. ST.
Stated Meetings every Friday evening. M. M.
Saylob. W.CandJ.D. FLESKEBjecretary.
jjegree Aleetings first Monday evening of
Findlay Business Directory.
sjsvrsw r Seven Ltsiea iswertetl Im this
Daepartaaeatoi Ike paper m. Ul Dollars
MARLINS 4 CO, BANKERS. Banking
Vy House in Rawson's Block, No. bti. Main
sitreet, Findlay, Ohio. Banking Hour from it
to 12 e'dacJc, and from I to 4 o'clock, P. M.
A eneral hanking business done. Interest on
M. r. SAUK. PARLEK CABUX. A. B. J DUES.
HAS COCK BASK,
IS HENDERSON'S BLOCK, Findlay, Onio,
Sells Drafts on England, Ireland, Germany,
aud ail principal cities of Euroiie, in sums to
all nnmlisnwis. and do a general banking bus
iness. H. P. GAGE A CO.
riKHT SATIOSALBASltOr FIXDLAY
A UTHORIZED CAPITAL-100,000. Desig
V nated Depository of the United States.
ru.rAr.n. Hours from t to 12 o'clock, M and 1
to 4 P. M. Inrtetort: K. P. Jones, W. H. Wbeel
sr, Henry Browu, J. H. Wilson, and Isaac Davis
K. P. Jones. Pres' t. C. E. Nilkh, Cash.
f. . BAB.D,
A TTOUNEY AT LAW. Office In Csurlin'a
JX Block, opposite Court-house, Findlay u.
JACOB. F. BCBM.ET.
TTORNET ANDOOUNSELLOR ATtAW
and Notary futinc iu attend pronipt-
a all business entrusted to his care. Par-
tieular attention given to Collections, Parti
tioning of lands, and business in Probate
Or'FICE on Main Street, East of the Court
House, in room formerly occupied by Brown
t Burket. imav 7.
XOBQAK D-SHAYER. AABOK B. SBAFPEB.
AVING formed a co-partnership tor the
practice ol uv, win pracuce in state
r rompt attc
states conns, ana wui give
rompt attention to an ousmess
Office in Wheeler's Block, Find-
D. B. BEAJUMLET,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Claim Agent
Will uractioe law in Stat and U.S. Courts
auu attend promptly to business intrusted to
hisesre. AsJusuceoi tne reace win attana
to Conveyancing and taking depositions, utttce
No. L, Aleiodeon uuuuing, r inuiay, u.
E. T. DUNS,
A TTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor In Bank
V ruptcy, has superior facilities for conduct
ing oases in Bankruptcy, in aspeedy and prop
er manner. Letlwrs of inquiry promptly
XSBA BBOWX. JAS. A. BOPE
1 AVTNG formed a co-nartner&hln. will
d. promptly attend to all business in and out
of 'lourts, requiring the services of .an attor
ney, and to tne collection of all claims against
tha uovernment or otherwise. Office Over
Head quarters, " Findlay. Ohio.
TTORNET AT LAW, will attend prompt
to all legal business entrusted to his care,
oe over Ewlng aud Rediuk's Shoe Store,
Main Street. Findlay, Ohio.
JOBS X. HAXLIX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Notary Public,
. will practice in all State and Federal
Courts. Office in Patterson s niocx, uormr
Main and Streets, Findlay, Ohio.
ISONB wlshlns to buv a first-class
ins Kaehins should not trust to the repre
gentatfans of traveling peddiars, but call Dpon
Findlay Business Directory
PHYSICIANS AND SURCEONS.
xnerly occupied by Dr. A. Langworthy.
.ueoemuer o, icwu
CHAJ OEBTEKLI. W. M. DETWILEK.
- OESTEKLIJI DETW1LEK,
ROMfEPATHIC PHYSICIANS BUR
GEON'S. Office and Residence Main KU.
opposite the "Ooit House." Findlay Ohio.
EXTKIKIIT A KILLKR.
PHTBICI Alf S 4 SURGEOXa. Surgical and
Chronic cases desiring to consult Dr. En-u-ikin
will find him In the office on Wednes-
4.. .ml Hmrtirrinva rmm In n'rilnnlr . m In 9
o'clock p. m. Dr Miller can be consulted ou
Tuesdays and Fridays at same hours. Office
in room formerly occupied by Dr. Entrikin.
IAS SPATTH. AS80NHUKD. H. D. BALLARD
RPATTH, Ht"KI Jt BALLARD,
I med s partnership to practice Medicine and
Sureerv will promptly attend to all calls. Of-
noe over r rry a Mungeri inig store.
C. E. Bl'HL,
OPERATIVE AND MECHANICAL DEN-
tlst. (Successor to Dr. Blecher. deceased.
uromiey s Blocs. All operations pertaining
to the profession, carefully and skillfully per
DK. J. CASK,
C TJRGEON DENTIST, having practiced twen
O ty-nve years in Findlay and vicinity, will
insert teeth in all the different styles. Dissats-
d Teeth and Uums treated in a scientific man
ner. Teeth extracted without pain. Office in
Henderson s Block, over Hancock Bank.
H. Jt J. M. Ul'BEB A
DEALERS IN DRUGS, Stationery, School
Books, etc Prescriptions accurately com
omul ad at all hours day or nleht. Perfectly
Pure Drugs guaranteed. Corner Main and
am Cross streets.
JT. JT. HEELER Sc. CO,
DEALERS in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Hats and Cans.
eux, cic -os. bi ana ea, aiain etreet, r inalay
a. ballextihe. c klmxs. w. s. post
JT. 8. BiLLEXTISEACO
DEALERS IN FOREIGN and Domestic Dry
Goods, Millinery Goods, Yankee Notions,
White Goods, Furnishing Goods, No. 7V, Main
THE GREAT CASH HOUSE, "Old White
Corner," by Court House. A complete Dry
Goods Store, Clothing Store, Boot and Shoe
Store, Hat and Cap Store, Millinery Store, Fur
Store, Carpet Store. Tha place where close
buyers uuy. t oilow the crowd.
JT. S. PATTEKaOX,
TTvEALERS IN DRY GOO DS.Miliinery Goods'
iauies anu ueut s r urs. iry oouus. iais'
Caps, ehx, Nos. H7 and W Maui Street- Findlay
ISAAC OA VIS. HEIII B GBKKK
JBAVIS 4k 43BESX.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS
and Commission Merchants ami Iw.nlww
r lour, salt. Fish, Woousn aud Willow Ware
Ax, Corner of Main and Sandusky Streets.
1 DAVIS. J. W. SAVIS. JOSKPR MABTIS'
W. E. SATIS CO-
T HOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS,
w auiu ueaiers in r iiiiir. t'rttv luiriM u mh un
Willow and Stone Ware, Confectionery. Fruits,
Notions and Keneral variety. Goods ax Whole
at Cleveland and Toledo prices. Nos, HI
23, Main Street.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Ciicars. Tobacco. Suuff and Pities. A
spiendiu stock of Flue Cut, Short's Plug and
ainoaing looacco,. a iuii line ol sale uooos
coiu.mii uy on hand. No. 75. Main Street.
B. HCBD. K. p. JOKES.
B. B. HCBD CO
MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARS and
Dealer in Tobacco, Cigars, Meerschaum
pities. Ciicar Holders, and a Keneral variety ol
smoker's articles. Two doors south of the
"Crook House," Findlay, Ohio.
SSPRAGUE, Proprietor, Main Street, Find
. lay, Ohio. The best of Stabling attached,
with careful and attentive employees In atten
M1M J I' EI A A. PABKEB,
ESIRES to call attention to her stock of
Millinery Goods. Hats. Bonnets snd Trim-
niiugs, which she is receiving at W. H. k J. J.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
JOHN EWUO T.H.BBDICK
EWISr 4t BEDICK,
"pvEALERS IN BOOTS AND SHOES, Hate
ana caps, uiotmng, ieatner ana t inaings.
Nos. 67 and bw, E wing s Block, Main Street,
TVEALERS in Atrrieultural ImDlewents. iron
J Nails, Glass, Sash, Putty, Bent Work, Cut
lery, Kuuoerana featner, Beiung ana a rail
lock of Shelf Goods.
No. 6a, Ewing's Block,
S. OS BO UN. Xj. A. BALDWIK
OSBORX BALD v. IX.
ENERAL PRODUCE MERCHANTS. Deal-
T ers in Butter. Ecra. Lard, r eathers. Seeds.
unea r runs, ueeswax, r-eits. tuues ana ijoun
Produce of all descriptions.
ADIES' and GenL's Gold Watches in large
j variety, at aimmeii
W&tch & Clock Emporium
UEXBT BROWN. W. H. ANSEBSOB.
lew fjaw Firm.
TTKVRY BROWN and WILLIAM a. A.-
1 IH.-RS1JN. Attorneys at Law. have formed
partnership for the pracucs OI law in Aian
m'ir and other counties.
Thev are admitted to practice in notn state
and United States Courts,and will give prompt
attention to ail Dusiness eutrusieu io uiwu m
any of said courts.
mr Especial attention given to Collections
Administration and Guardian Matters, Settle
inent or Disputed Titles to Heal estate, oe,
office at "Old White Corner." Up-stalrS'
door; south of Court-house.
30 W tf bkuib at Art UC1WUJ,
THE Board of School Examiners or HaacoLS
county will meet at the New Union School
House, in the town of Findlay, for the exami
nation of Teachers, on the following days do
ling the year ibyu :
Saturday, March nth,
" March huh,
" April 2d
" May 21st
" August th,
M September 17th.
" . December 17th.
Examinations to commence at half past nine
o'clock. A. M.
feacn applicant is reqairea to pay tne exami
ners a fee of nft v cents on enterine the class.
All applicants are required to furnish writ
ten testimonials of good moral character; those
who have been ensaced in teachinc to obtain
these from their last employers, who will also
certify to their faithfulness and success as
teachers; which testimonials will be kept on
No certificate will be Issned without an ex
amlnation ; no private examinations will be
held ; no certificate will be antedated ; no can
didate will be admitted for re-examlnalion
within tliree months after a second failure.
Applicants are requested to furnish specimens
Those who fall to cornnlv with Use above
requisitions wiu not oe anmiuea tor re-exami
By order of the Boara,
1-lv.l nmiiMlei TWMtrri of KranitMora.
Toledo Silver Plate Co
286 at. Clair arret, TOLEDO, OHIO,
Fine Silver Plated Ware
Timer! al attention riven to renlatins: old
Close PlaUng.carried on in all its branches.
r. a. ua ut, bap t
E. fS. KIbb ker. Agent for Findlay.
mr We warrant all old ware renlatad to
as good as the bast new ware.
LLQoodi warranted as rspressnted. at
Findlay Business Directory Special Notices.
IT WILL SKSTOEK GRAY HAIR TO ITS
and create a new erowth where it has falle
off from disease or natural decay.
II trill prevent the hair from falling out.
All who use it are unanimous in awardine
it rue praise of being the best liair Dressing
Our treatise on the nair sent free by mail.
MANfFACTtTKED ONLY BY
R. P. HALL A X., Nashua, N. IL, Proprietors
t or sale uy an aruggtsts. luec i ,-4V
WORDS OF U ISUO.lI.
FOB YOUNG HEN,
On the Ruling Passion in Youth and Early
Manhood, with 6ELF HELP for the Errin
and unfortunate. Sent in sealed letter enve
lopes, free of charge. Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, Box P, Philadelphia, Pa.
The Advertiser, having been restored to
health In a few weeks, by a very simple rem
edy, after having suffered several years with a
severe lung affection, and that dread disease
Consumption is anxious to make known to
bis fellow-sufferers the means of cure.
To all who desire it, he will send a copy of
the prescription nied (free of charge), with the
directions for preparing and using the same,
which they will find a subb Ccbe fob Con
scbption. Asthma, bronchitis, etc The
object of the advertiser in sending the pre
scription is to benefit the afflicted, and spread
information which he conceives to be invalu
able; and he hopes every sufferer will try his
remedy, as it will cost them nothing, and may
prove a blessing.
Parties wishing the prescription will please
address Rev. EDWARD A. WILSON,
nolyl 'Willtamsburg, Kings Co., N. Y.
ERRORS OF YOUTH.
A gentleman who suffered for years from
Nervous Debility, Premature Decay, and all
the effects of youthful indicretion, will, for
the sake of suffering humanity, send free to
who need it, the receipt and directions for
making the simple remedy by which lie was
cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by the ad
vertiser's experience, can do so by addressing.
perfect confidence, JOHN B. OGDEX,
nolyl No. 42 Cedar street, N. Y
Manhood ; How Lost. How Restored.
, Just published, a new edition of
iiir.i aiTfritrii rriruraira
Essay on the radical cure (with
out Medicine) of Spekmator-
BHatA or Seminal Weakness lnvolnntary
Seminal Ixst, Impotencj', Mental and
Physical Incapacity. Impediments to Mar
riage, dec ; also Consumption, Epilepsy, and
Fits induced by self-indulgence, or sexual
'Price In a sealed envelope, only 6 cents.
The celebrated author, in this admirable es
say, clearly demonstrates by a thirty years
successful practice, that the alnnniiii; conse
quences of self abuse may be nuiical.y cured
without the dangerous use of internal Medi
cine or the application of the knife; pointing
a mode oi cure at once simple, certain and
effeetunl, bv meansof which every sufferer, no
matter what his condition piay be. may cure
himself cheaply, privately and rtnlicnllu.
aVsThis Lecture should lie in the hands of
every youth and every man in the laud.
Sent, under seal. In a plain envelope, to
address, potfjxiul. on rerei pt of Ki x ren !s or
post stamps. Also, Iir Culverweil's Mar
riage Guide.pnce 20 cents Address the Publish-
rs, (noifi-iyi t man j. k i.i r, n .,
Bow.,. VMrTork, ItaUMtw Rnr
XI. JS. IESE,
Attorney at Law,
otaiy Public and Real Estate Agent
Special Attention eiven to t"ae collection
CLAIMS, buying and soiling REAL ES
'TK. negotiating LOANS and CONVEYAN
FFICE In North-east comer oi Kr.tl7
BLOCK, Second story.
Uo"wlinfT Green, Oliio.
To the X3nlli
DAM SOURS would
Inform tbe public
that he Ir still enga
jed in "giving fits" to
who may choose to hi
lonor him with their
Particular attention paid tocuuing, ana neai
tast v fits warranted in ail cases. Terms as
as elsewhere. Give me a call.' Hender
sou's Block, up-atairs. second door from the
R. Stewart &Bro.,
No. 4 Hale's Block,
Builders' Hardware, Btnves and Tinware,
Nails. Glass, Putty, Ac
THE ANNUAL INSTITUTE of the Teachers
of Hancock county will lie held in Find
lay, Ohio, in the Union School Building, com
mencing Xontluy, December ZiTtli,
and continuing durine the week- Tlie Com
mittee have secured uie services oi
Superintendent of the Cincinnati Schools and
Superintendent of the Toledo Schools, to give
instruction durine the Institute.
With two such able instructors, the teachers
the County may rest assured that great
good will be acc uipllshexl, ana niucu useful
We trust that every teacher In the County
will feel it not only a privilege, but a duty, to
present at the Institute, thereby showing
that they have an interest in the proiessionu
hMi tii ore eniTBjFeu.
r he Inn made bv the Executive
Committee to entertain all the lady teachers
who mav attenu iree oi ciikikv. uc " "
hand. . By. Order of v,ull.r
Decs, o-4tj tAiM.Liit'Wjniiiif-
h mrmt efficient and most popular Diuret
. i i . r Mt once anv
ineuicine sniuw ,." .
v...i..n nfih. k'l.inrvs. SuhduinK Inflam
mation and strengthening the Urinary Or-
nave been In use 35 years, and are daily per
forming wonderful cures. In many instances
where ntUrnU were unable to walk upright
to rise WlUlOUl uniMnuur, J '
.. . . . : ( b. Iiuru I U4-11
relieved by a single dose.
Dr. Sargent's Backache Pills
Of the Urinary Organs, the symptoms of wh ich
are weakness ana pain in me uki aim iohun
pains in tbe Joints, difficulty lu voiding Uie
urine, general debility, Ac, Ac.
The Kidneys, Bladder &c
Are those organs through which most or the
waste or worn out panicles of the body passes,
these worn out and dead particles are poison
ous, consequently when these organs are dis
eased the whole system becomes deranged.
and if not relieved at once uie result may ue
This much esteemed and most efficient med'
IHne Is the oniv diuretic that is nut up ln the
shape of Pills, and is much more easily taken
than the ordinary diuretic draughts the Pills
riee uuy ajenta rer vox;
For Bale by all Drnjrclsts.
CA TTTTO .V. Take no other medicine at a tub-
Mihii tnr Oxnr Pillx. but it vow druaoixt tloeinot
have tnem rerpuat Aim f orrier (Arm. tienlby
mailupo receipt of price.
GEORGE A KEI.LEY,
Oar. Second At. and Wood SU, PITTSBURG
loiivi Qiggijiiuzv. v
For the Jeffersonian.
For the Jeffersonian. THE 'FANCY YOUNG MAN."
SKETCHED FROM LIFE.
BY G. F. P.
At ten In the morning he leaves his couch.
Weak, weary, and faint from last night's
A restaurant then for his morningdram.
Su.io, uiKuuTine-ioncr young man.
Hedrinksln the morning, eats breakfast
Is cross as a bear, they've called him too soon ;
He bolts his hot breakfast, and quaffs his rich
Of cost he's regardless, and 'don't care a dime'
He goes to the barber, who combs his hair,
And studies his toilet with greatest care ;
His fancy moustache is trimmed with great
Luxuriant hair exhausts his weak brains.
Hestrutson the pavement,wbiie swinging his
And smoking and puffing with lofty disdain
The choicest Havannas, and cigarettes rare.
Assuming a dignified, nonchalant air.
The rings on his fingers, and pin in his shirt
Are jewels about him all lying on dirt ;
His obdurate heart is hard as a stone.
His looks are conceited self-love alone.
He raises his bat to each giggling maid.
Tha'. his person and dress may be displayed ;
He chatters and simpers, and stares and winks.
Those foolish girls fancy me," so he thinks.
No "lord of creation" can "cut such a swell"
As this "man of fancy" with some heaitless
Religion, perhaps, his time to beguile.
Or politics, now, he talks for awhile.
Then calls for a eourser.and mounting his back
Plies whip till the dust covers over the track ;
Or, taking a carriage, he drives at his ease,
Noone but himself In the wide world to please.
He stops on the way, with nothing todo
Liu t orders dnnk, or hot brandy stew.
Returning to town, he meels In his track
Some friend whom he owes and never pays
. , .,. ,.,
And never pay back If help It he can;
He'll lieand he'll nromLse.and not on '
Tillstrangers would think him both honest
His time is consumed in bllliardsand wine.
And late in the eve he's ready to dine.
The cares of the day once ended and gone,
The rounds of his folly are entered upon.
Enscouslng himself in his midnght den,
He laughs in his sleeve at honest men.
And gambles and drinks, curses and swears.
Inveigling the Innocent with bis snares.
Quite late in the night his debauchery ends.
hen helped to his home by his profligate
Week in aud week out, through the night and
He throws precious time in his folly away ;
At thirty, the sands of his life nearly ran.
His business neglected, his prospects eone.
pleasure.devote-1, her sensual slave.
wild dissipation he sinks to the grave.
hat g od to the world can the '
But why they are fancied I never could see :
Their hearts are deceitful above all things.
o honor or credit their company brings.
Let "fancy men" flutter, and flatter In vain.
Encourage them not, for their pleasures bring
Retract, then, youngUadios, i say while you!
Beware of the snares of the 'fancy young man,
The "fancy youns man" is easily known.
is breath smells of whiskey, son Is his tone;
His words are corruption, his heart is too.
tells you lie worship all girls like you.
(Ykfl1 In him
not. throw sri
Such men have no honor, but seek to lietray.
Through all the wido world I warn you aealn.
Look out for such fellows they're "fancy
young nu n."
[From Every Saturday.]
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF JOHN
[In the following extraordinary narrative
nothing is fictitious but the names of persons.]
"A highly honorable one " put in
My dear sir, that is the very point
in question. Allow me to deserve the
ilattering epithet. Judge Griffin shall I
the case. You must know,
judg, that the unfortunate force of
circumstances (why should I be
ashamed to own it?) has compered
me to keep this gentleman waiting
an unconscionably long time for the
repayment of a considerable sum of
money which be had been good
enough to advance to me, partly on
my personal security. Under these
circumstances, I was naturally anx-
ious that he should not, finally, be a
loser by the generosity of his patience,
It is, therefore, needless to say that
the rate of interest offered by myself
for the renewed postponement of the
liquidation of this loan was, in the
last instance, a nign one. i am nap-Idas
py to say that I have, this afternoon,
bad tlie pleasure oi reiunuing to my I
friend the entire capital of the debt.
On that capital, however, a year's
nterest was still owing. Ot course
added the amount ol it to that of
the capital. But he (wonderful man)
refuses absolutely refuses to re-
ceiveit Tell him, judge.f you know
me), that he is depuving me of a
luxury which I have too seldom
enjoyed, the luxury of paying my
debts, and that the capital '
"Was a very large one,' inter
rupted Mr. Ackland, who had been
listening with growing impatience to
this speech. ''Pardon me if I con
fess that I had not counted on the
entire recovery of it, especially so
soon, ine interest to wuicn Air.
Cartwright has referred was fixed in
accordance with that erroneous im
pression. For which ahem my
excuse must be, sir, that well, that
I am not never was a man of san
guine temperament Sir, Mr. Cart
wright nas greatly emDarrasBea me,
nndcr present circumstances, I really
I. could not ahem tax my friend
here so beavily on a debt of of
well, yes of that amount, which has
been so unexpectedly ahem. I re
ally I am not a usurer, air, though
I am a merchant."
Mr. Ackland said all this with the
difficult hesitation of an exceeding
shy man, which he was, and blushing
up to the roots of his hair. As soon
as he had struggled inrougn tne
effort of saying it, and thereby work
ed himself into a state of feeling so
defensive as to be almost ofiensive,
he extricated his arm from the em
brace of his host, and, with an awk
ward bow, hastened to join the ladies
in the arbor.
"Odd man, thatsaid Judge Grif
fin. "Shy and proud," said Cartwright,
"but as fine a fellow as ever lived "
John Ackland wrote from Glenoak
to bio cousin Torn, expressing much
pleasure in his visit there. The
change of scene and air bad agreed
with him, notwithstanding the great
heat of th season, and he already
felt in better health And spirits than
when he. left BoatOB, H. related, tin
result of the interview which h
taken place between himself and hit
host on the day of his arrival at
Glenoak. He had the cash now with
him in notes. But the amount wae
so large that lie snouia of course
exchange them at the It chmond
Bank for a credit on their corres
innnrlpntfl at I ;nnrlP8lon. It u
strange notion of Cartwright'S . to
insist on paying the money in notes
"He seems to have oeen under the
impression that 1 snouia not have
been equally well saiisucd with his
signature, which made me feel verv
awkward, my dear lorn.
lie Had ieic sun more awKward in
consenting to take the last year's
interest on that loan at tne rate oner
inally stipulated, lorn Knew that he
would not have raised it so high if
he had ever had any nope of recov
ering the entire capital at the espira
tion of the term. However, there
was no help for it. Ci twright would
nave it. Cartwnght had behaved
exceedingly well, very much like
gentleman. He had really conceived
a great regard for his present host.
In despite of some obvious faults ol
character, and he feared also of con
duct, there was so much good in the
man. U. was a most pleasant com
panion, and had shown the great- st
delicacy in the matter. The man's
affection for his daughter, too, was
quite touching; and the child herself
John Ackland then described his
impressions of a slave plantation at
some length. His abhorrence of the
whole system was even more intense
than hufVira TCnt hoeanoa ho hotl
noucea. any great cruelty in tne treat-
ment Of the slaves On this plantation,
but because the system was one
which rendered even kindness itself
an instrument of degradation, and
these unfortunate blacks appeared to
him to be in a mental and moral con
dition which, without justifying it.
gave a hideous plausibility to the
cool assertion of their owners that
colored humanity is not humanity at
all. He avoided all discussion on
this subject, however, lor, as Tom
knew, there was nothing he hated so
much as controversy. At first he
had felt "a little awkward'' at being
the only Northerner amongst so
many slave proprietors. But now
he felt quite at ids ease with them
all, especially with CartwrighL
T was a pity that man had been born
South. Ho had been brought up
there to idleness and arrogance, but
his natural disposition fitted him for
better things. Glenoak was a very
pleasant place, so ideasaut that he
Ivan fnlnntanl yl.. ,f A .1 ,
fact, there was no real necessity for
going to Charleston so soon, lue
weather was horribly hot. He had
not yet been up to the exertion even
of ftoin- to Richmond to deposit the
iii-ues ub hhu reeeivcn irom tjart
wright. He thought he should re
main soma (l.x-s liw. nrrlim a
fortnight longer at Glenoak.
On the evening of the day he wrote
this letter, however, an incident oc
curred which changed Mr. Ackland's
disposition to prolong his stay at
self (it was averred) in magnetic rap
decide port, with the writers. She was a
Among Mr. Cartwright'S guests
was a young lauy wuo uaii, or was
supposed to have, an extraordinary
faculty for describing people's char-
acters or sensations. not bv looking
at their hand-writing, but by holding
it in her hund. and thus placing her-
merry, good-natured girl, who did
her spiriting gently, without pro
fessing much belief in it herself, and
always ready to laugh heartily with
others at the result whenever (as
sometimes happened) it was an un-
mitigated failure. This"cvenmg the
experiment had been tried several
times with more than usual success ;
and Bundry hypercritical spectators
averred Miss Simpson had made a
great many lucky guesses.
"Well, now," said Cartwright.
;that is not fair on Miss Simpson.
Here is the writing ol a person whom
nobody present not even myself
ever seen. Miss Simpson shall
try again with it, and I will bet you
all she guesses right"
He drew a letter from his pocket,
Und the young lady, after crumpling
it for a moment in her hand, said
"This is a woman's writing."
"Right!'' said Cartwright.
"A married woman.'' said Miss
Simpson, more boldly.
'Right again. Any children .-'
Quite right Married long, eh
"About three months, I think."
' Wonderful !' exclaimed Cart
wright. "It is just three months and
Mr. Ackland looked up, and loosed
and fidgeted in his chair.
"O. Cartwright," cried Judge Ltnt-
fin, "that won't do. You put her
leading questions. '
Well, let her go on by herself,'
He had noticed John Ackland's
movements, and was looking hard at
his New England guest Mr. Ack
land blushed again, and turned away
"But she is not at all happy,'' said
Miss Simpson, musingly.
The devil she's not ! "ried Cart
wright; ''but 'twas a love match,
wasn't it f "
'I think bo," replied Miss Simpson
after a cause, and doubtfully.
"Jy withers are nnwrung, said
Cartwright, looking around. "I swear
I sever saw the lady in my life."
"Does she care more for somebody
else already, ma'am, than for her hus
band?" asked the Judge.
"More, yes,"replied Miss Simpson
"much, no. She must be a strange
character. Not much feeling for any
one, I ehonld say, except for herself.
She lilted him.
"Whom.?" demanded all the lis
"I don5t know. But now I fancy
she half regrets him. There is
straae-e feeling about this letter.''
"Pleasant for poor Mordent !' mut
John Ackland sprang to nu leet
He was not red this time, but fright
fully pale, and tr em Wing violently.
"Tta, Ut.ei! tb Utter!' ho cried,
and seized the baud of Miss Simpson
Tbe young lady started at his touch
'O, Mr. Ackland !'' she cried
wny cua nooocy stop me t l never
dreamed that it was you.'" But
already John Ackland had left th
The next dav Cartwright sought
out his guest (Mr. Ackland had not
reappeared in the drawing-room dur
ing the rest of that evening), and
expressed his regret for the uainful
incident ot the preceding night.
a nad no Idea you were even ac
quainted wiin Mrs. Mordent," he
"But how do you happen to be ac
quainted with her ?" asked John Ack
"Strictly speaking," lie said, "I am
oot acquainted with her. Mordent
and I ware schoolfellows at West
Point. He wrote to me some time
ago informing me of his engagement
to Miss Stevens; and, as I anticipat
ed being absent from Virginia about
that time, I wanted him and his bride
to pass their honeymoon at Glenoak.
also asked him to send me a por
trait of the future Mrs. M. I have
portraits of all my friend's wives. A
tancy of mine. He declined the invi
tation but sent me the portriit, nc
corapanied by a pretty little line from
the lady herself. That U what I
placed in Miss Simpson's hands last
night ; and I assure you that is all I
know of Mrs. Mordent'
John Ackland's impatience to leave
Glenoak wasnow,however, excessive.
iivery time,'' he said to himself,
that I must face again the people in
this house is intolerable pain to me."
Cartwright said to lura that if re
solved on so hasty a departure, he
need not return to Richmond. "By
going across the country," he said,
you ill save a long day's journey,
and catch the Charleston coach at
, which is nearer here than
Richmond. I cm send your luggage
on by the cart this morning, and Ijnd
you a horse to ride there this after
noon. We will dine early, and it you
start from here on horseback at four
o'clock, you will be at before
ghtfall, and a good hour before the
coach is due there. I will be your
guide across the plantation, and put
yon on your road to , which you
cannot possibly miss. I would gladly
accompany you the whole way thita-
er, il 1 nad not some business wun
my overseer which must be settled
You can leave the horse at
with the ostler there. I know
him, and can trust hira to bring it
back safely to Glenoak. What say
"That would certainly be my best
ane pleasantest plan," said Mr. Ack-lCa!led
"and really I am much obliged I
you for prcposiug it. Itut I sup j
pose I ought to go to Kiehmona j
about those notes." 1
"Xo necessity for that, I thin-, :
answered Cartwright "At least if;
vou are in a hurrv. At. the neTritw..
stage after you will be oblige 1 1
to stop th ! greater part of the morn
ing. I know a very respectable;
bauker whose office is close to the
ho'cl where you change horses and
ine, will give you a line to him il
ycu like, and you can change the
You are most kind, my dear
friend, and I cannot sufficiently thank
you. liut do you tninic it wouut dc
safe to carry such a large sum in
notes so far as ?'
If you carry them about your
person, yes. LiUggage eomeumes
gets mislaid ; but you need not be
afraid of robbers between here aud
Our roads are not so unsafe
as that, Mr. Ackland, sir. I have
traveled all across this country, sir,
on horseback, without ever having
any misadventure, and once you are
out of the plantation you have only a
few miles between you and . By
tho way, let me lend you my travel-
"Then, indeed," said John Ack
land, "if it does not seriously incon
venience you, I shall gladiy accept
your kind offer. For I confess that
even your hospitality 7
"ie?, yes!' said Cartwngnt, "1
understand. And greatly as I regref
this departure, I cannot press you to
stay. There will be no inconven
ience at all, and 1 will give oraers
about your luggage."
After dinner, when Jonn Acmand
and his host were mounting their
horses, "We shall have a cool ride,
think,' said Cartwngnt, "and mere
is plenty of time, 60 we can take it
easy. I shouldn't wonder if we put
up some game as we go along. We
had better take our guns with us.''
"I'm not much of a sportsman, I'm
afraid," said John Ackland, with his
O.-' lauzhed the oUie "l dare
say you aie a oeuer biuh tuau .
, . . l ... . 1 V
You JNortnerners are sucn raouesv
gentlemen. Anyhow, there s no
harm in havin? out me guns. iuu
see they arc in nobody's way. That's
how we slmg 'em in our country,
routrh but handy. Now then."
"Good-by to uienoaK,' saw .jonn
Ackbnd, rather sadly, looking np at
' . . j ft;
the hmme and waving nis nana, tii
melancholy had been exces&ive dur
ing the whole day.
"Not good-by auogeiucr, i nope,'
. . . 1 . VI .
And off they started. The result
of that ride must be related in an
It was not yet dark when Cart
wriffht returned alone to Glenoak
He found Judge GrlDn, assisted by
the betting young gentleman, work-
iner his way through a bottle of bran
r" . . ! s 4i i
i v and a D0X Ol cigars u mc wwi
"Well, CartwrighV'aaid the Judge,
"I snooose your mend's off, en r
"Yes. Poor old ACKiana r oooa
a a I A .1
fellow as ever lived. 1 suaii quite
Verv amiable man,' said the
"Bet you a pony, uartwrigui, sain
the betting young gentleman
"What on ? Here, yon blacs mock
head, bring another bottle of brat dy.
ice, and soda-water. And look alive,
do von hear ? 'Gad. sir, I've swal
lowed a bu?hel of dust, and am as
dry as mud in a bnck-ktln."
."Bet yon," resumed the betting
young geaUeman, "tint the Yankee
him, entered the arbor, look
land, jug as white as a black man can
ook, and whispered something to
il- M.n,n,, " A r-kHnjl LbscVl
eon t reach to-night Bet yon,
inyhow, he 11 come to gner.'
"What do you mean ?" said Cart
"Well, sir, ' responded that prom
ising youth, "I reckon you should
aever have set him on that black
mare of yours."
"Pooh." said Cartwright, "the
mare's as quiet as a mouse "
"If you know how to ride her :
but he don't Very queer seat, that
Yankee. Now she has him to her
self, if she puts her head down he'll
have no more chance with her, 1
reckon, than a cat in hell without
claws," said the betting young gen
tleman, apparently much pleased
with the originality and elegance o!
that striking figure of spcciih.
"I tell you the mare's a3 quiet as
mouse," growled Cartwright
Pray do you suppose, my young
friend, that your remarkable facility
for fal.iag headforemost off the back
of any foar-legged animal can be ac
quired without very pe-cu-liar prac
tice? You'vo been practicing it
yourself a good long lime, you
The betting young gentleman, not
finding any suw'icioutlv expressive
retort in t!ie ready made idiom ol
his native tongue, wat carefully pte-
paring one, when the Judge, niter
"Find any game, Cartwright?''
"No " said Cartwright, "not to
speak of. I bad only one shot, aud
"Guessed I heard a gun about an
hour ago," said the betting young
"Lord blc?s you and me, Judge,''
said Cattwright, "if this child here
ain't going to die, I do believe, of a
determination of intelligence to the
brain. The peculiar acuteness ot
his youthful faculties is something
"Well, I gueas I wasn't born yes
terday," responded the disconcerted
subjuct of this sarcastic compliment,
"and when you wete as young as I
! never was a young a3 you are,
s;r " said Cartwright,
"Well, never mind that. What
you bag, old bay V"
"Nothing, young reverend.'
Never knew you to miss before,
Well. I don t often m:ss, wuen tue
ame is as easy as I mostly find i.
whenever I have the pleasure of a
crack with you, my young friend.''
ln this sprightly conversation Mr.
Philio Cirtwright was still exercis-
in-r his wit and humor, when that
''black blockhead," as bis master
"Returned? Impossibla !" cried
Csriwright, springing up.
"What's the matter f ' cried the
"No, but the mare's back again,
riderless, covered with foam, and the
saddle turned, the mare I lent him.''
"I Id you he'd come to grid wkU
her. Shouldn't wonder if she's broke
his ucck,' exclaimed the betting
young gentleman, with joyful exulta
tion. "Tell Sam to saddle may horse in
stantly," cried Cartwright,. "Not
the one I had out to-day, but a 1'resh
"Why, where are you going, Cart
wright!'' asked the JuJge, not very
well pleased a, the prospect of inter
rupted potati ms and a dull evening.
i-To , to look for poor Ack
land, and at once.'
"But it's a good twelve miles'
Can't help that, Judge. If any
thing has happened to my poor friend
it" the mare has thrown him he
r . T
mav be in want oi assistance, x
him a.iffl through the plantation. If
anything has happened to him, it can
not have been long auer l leu nta.
r the mare would hardly have got
home by now, even at a gallop. Stay,
d better take tne wagon, i luins
If he's hurt w$ shall want it. W ho
will eoinri with me ?'.
"Not I," said the Judge. "I m
too old. But I tell you what, Cart
wright, if you'll order another bottle
'11 sit up for you.
"I'll come," said tne netting young
"Pooh !' cried Cartwright with in
effable contempt "loitre no use.
must be off " And off he went
When he returned to Glenoak,
about three o'clock in the morning,
theJud-c bad kept his word, and
was isitting up for him, having nearly
finished his second bottle. Cart
wright dropped into a chair haggard
and exhausted. He had been to
aud back,but bad discovered nothing,
except, indeed, that neither horse
nor rUer had arrived that evening
from Glenoak at the inn at that town,
and that the Charleston coach bad
uken in no passengers at .
"The whole thing is a mystery,"
he said. "It fairly beats me.''
And beat you look," aid the
Juib'C : "you d best taice a coc&taii
ando to bed. round no traced
him on the road ?"
"Nor heard anything of him ?'
"Nothing, absolutely nothing."
Tuo next morning all the slaves on
Mr. Cartwmhl s estate were assem
bled and interrogated about the miss-
inr frcntleman. Judge Onffln nim
self conducted the inquiry, and very
aPr. relv he did it Of course, they
contradicted each other and them
selves and floundered auoutin a latn
omless slough of uninteiligiwiity.
lor whatever natural intelligence
thpv nossessed was extinguished by
the terror of the great Judge, or lost
in the labyrinths ol cross-examina
tion. One oia negro in particular,
; a : 1
whnte name was nncle Ned,' re
vealed such a profoundity or stupid
it v that the Judge said, "Cartwright
that nigger of yours is the stupidest
nigger in alrmggerdoro."
"He is.'' said Cartwright, "and if
the black beast don't mind what he's
about, I'll sell him wnip Dim nrst,
and sell him afterwards.
He won't letch much, I reckon."
said the Judga.
I'll akia bun alive and make
squash pie of him with pepper, anc
sal:, and vinegar," said Cartwrighf,
showing all tbe teeth in hu hand
some mouth, and looking very mncL
like a hungry ogre. "I have my eye
on him, he added, "and he knows
Poor Uncle 2ed did appear tc
have a very lively sense of the un
comfortable honor of having Mr.
Cartwriffht's eye on him. For he
trembled violently, and looked- like
an old black umbrclta with all the
whalebone working in a high wind
One thing, however, resulted from
this investigation. None of Mr,
Cartwright' negroes had seen any
thing, none of them heard anything,
uone of tiiem knew anything, that
could shed the smallest light on the
rate of John Ackland.
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
Correspondence Jeffersonian. ANN ARBOR, MICH., Dec 14, '69.
Eos. Jkf. Your valuable paper
has been a faithful visitor to me dur
ing my banishment to the University
of Michigan, and I slid retain my
interest ia reading its contents. A
few lines from this locality might not
prove altogether devoid of iatercst
As health, happiness and money,
are desired by all, perhaps an idea
from those who have grown old in
the study of the organization and
preservation of the human body,
might be worth reading. Corydon
Ford, Professor of Anatomy and
Physiology, in a lecture the other
day, to a promiscuous audience ol
medical, law and literary students,
gave the following simple rules on j
1. Temperance and prudence in
2. Not great variety at once.
3. Not an excess of sLflimal food
1. Meals regular and at regular
5. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.
6. Don't eat heartily wheafatigued.
7. Food should vary with the sea
8. Sweetmeats, fruits and nuts
may be eaten with regnlar meals.
I believe the people or HaneocK
county should know how to eat, as I
ain satisfied they know how to drink.
But a great revolution seems coming
regard to the use of alcohol in
the cure and prevention of disease.
Dr. Brown did much harm in his the
ory of practice to use stimulavts in
the cure of ad diseases and alcjnoi
was regarded the be3t The result
wa3 that he killed himself with his
own cure, and died h miserable de
bauchee. Alouzo Palmer, Professor
practical pathology and hygiene
ami of whom the University may well
be proud tells us thatalcoho! should
only be used in a small variety
to not a
preventive, but endangers the lives
those using it, and makes them
prone to disease. He stated that in
his treatment of near! 2,000 cases
cholera, and wheu he worked 20
hours cut of 24, and slept in cholera
hospitals for weeks, he never daring
that time tasted a dro of alcohol or
stimulating liquors, as it was not
needed, and was a curee: that
"wiae is a mocker, strong drink is
raging, ami whosoever ia deceived
thereby is not wise."
There a.e about fourteen hundred
students in the University, and two
three from your county. Among
them I have noticed Mr. Frank
Ewing and Wallaca Taylor. . If you
could see the 'medics' masied togeth
er for a lecture, you would suppose
there were enough to physic Amer
ica. I am satisfied that there are
some that will wait until after "sheep
shearing" for diplomas. There are
enough aspiring quacks, limbs of the
law and preachers here, to save tne
lives, souls and purses of a nation.
The following sensible remarks of
the New Yor& Times will serve to
show how many seriom evils the
country escapes through the practical
wisdom and sound policy ot a careful
"The President lias done his duty.
It has been an even easy Adminis
tration, without ostentation or sensa
tion only honest, assiduous work
There has been temptations to 'vigor'
and statesmanship,' ami it is to his
honor that he has resisted them. V e
cannot sav that he has made his A l
ministration ia all respects 'popular'
n the broad senss of the mischievous
word, and yet no President had so
many opportunities for dangerous
popularity. We might have been at
xnr with Enziaad on tao Alabama
question, which would haveliten sup
ported by every demagogue ia mc
aid With all ttkO templing rhetoric Of
Idsh wrong and baxon tyranuy. .
Wemight have teen drifted into tl
petty teeing war with bpain, for we.
want Cuba, and Spam is so weak
and there is such dismal chaos in her
own affairs, that some of ns think.
that it would be a plessant summer
job to whip her ont ol the A ntiiies
There has necn every uunui jiuum;
opinion' and patriotic invective about
lioerty for Cuba, and driving tne
Spaniard out of America. The Pres
ident has put away tnese temptations,
and has devoted bimself to paying
the debt and keeping the peace.
There is probably no more prosy
proceeding than paying debts, and
the honor that comes is not mat
surface frothy commendation of trad
ing politicians aad intemperate jour
nalists, but tue caim, earnest, undem
onstrative support of the people, who
weave and spin and dig."
Tna St Paul (Minn ) Press de
scribes the Irish priest "who furnish
es braius to the insurrectionary
movement at Red River,' as ayoung
man named O Donohue, a student or
novitiate attached to Bishop Tache's
establishment at St Boniface, about
22years"of age, fine looking, a man
of ability, education and great determination.
Cigar stumps, collected from hotel
floors, are manniaoiured into fancy
brands of smoking tobacco.
The Franking Privilege.
The JV. T. Tribwnc, ot tha 15th
inst, has the following in regard to
the franking privilege,, whieb, we
think, will receive a general indorse
ment without regard to party :
Postmaster-General Cresswell is in
earnest in his endeavors to secure
the repeal of the franking privilege,
and the letter which he communicat
ed yesterday to the Committees of
ihe Senate and House is in its way,
as effective a blow as he has yet
Jealt The truth is, our franking
privilege is an enormous anomaly, a
tax npon the transmission of every
letter from a poor mother to her son
in a distant State, a tax on every
newspaper taken by a farm hand or
day laborer. Without the aggravat
ing incubus of the franking privilege
the rates ot postage might he very
soon and very considerably reduced.
rhe whole people pay now for tha
miserable squandering policy which -loads
down tne mail cars with tuns
of freight sent under Congressional
(ranks, whic'u nobody reads and very
Insanity prevails to a large extent
in California, and especially in San
Francisco. Disappointment in the
pursuit of wealth is considered tha
principal cause. During tha year
ending Oct 31, 1869, no less than
114 persons were examined by tha
Commissioners of Lunacy in San
Francisco. Of this number, three
were discharged at once, seven were
sent to the Home for the Inebriates,
eight to the Almshouse, and tha re
mainder to the Insane Asylum at
Stockton. Only five were reported
cured in, and discharged from, that
establishment Of lUt persons sent
to the Asylum, 118 were single men,
which is supposed to indicate that
bachelorhood is bad for the brains.
But as a large proportion of the pop
ulation of San Francisco consists of
young men wno nave gone mere to
seek their fortunes, the proportion
who become insane is probably not
greater than among married men or
the women of the place. But the
gross amount of insanity is very
great for a city of the size ot San
Tus London correspondent of the
Chicago Journal contains, the follow
ing napleasant reference to hopeful
royalty : The Princess of Wales has
another daughter, cow about thirty
six hours old, and mother and child
are both doing welL For "this poor
lad3so badly treated by her reckless
and abandoned husband, there is hut
one universal feeling of tenderness,
eojnpassion and respect. For her
consort, royal though be be, the uni
versal feeling is one of undisguised
contempt. It ia very bad to sea a
yoang nan in his position throw
himself away as be has done, but
there does not seem oue redeeming
feature in his whole character. Ho
says himself that he never er pacts to
be king, and seems disposed to enjoy
himself in his peculiar ushion (a very
bestial one) while he can. An explo
sion must come sooner or later, for
be is over head and ears in debt,
and the Queen steadily refuses to
come to his assistance, which would
in fact do no good- He would waste
in riotous living the fortunes of a
hundred Rothschilds if he had them.
Losdojt is alarmed at the near ap
proach of a formidable disease which
has not been known in England for
a period of thirteen years This dis
ease, which carries a .very terror in
its name "Famine Fever is, we
believe, unknown to our more fortu.
nate country, except by tradition.
We are told that it is dangerous
from its extreme commnnicability ;
easily caught and easily carried from
place to place. The distress and
misery, followed by weakness and
exhaustion, which have brought an
insidious disease npon England's
unprotected workingmen, have not,
happily, lound a parallel in America.
We have the authority of the Lon
don Times for the assertion that dur
ing the thirteen years, "the 30,000
cases treated in the Loudon Fever
Uospital included not a single speci
men of this particular feyer.'' Of
the present appearance of this terri
ble plague, squalor and destitution
form, no doubt, the immediate cause,
but what the ultimate ? Let the de
serted mills ot Lancashire answer.
The following is the 'ext of the bill
granting women the light x vote,
which has lately become a law in
Wyoming Territory :
A Bn.i. "for an act to grant to the women of
Wvoming territory the Rlghtof Suffrage,
and to hold ottlee.
lie it enacted. e.
Kectiox L That every woman of the age of
twenty-one year-", residing in this territory,
may at every election to be holden, under the
l.a-a ih.Mti tHit luirvnlo A nil tier rivlilu ti.
the elective franchise and to hold office shall
TeITury as those c-f electors.
Bend yo .oper
women , wLicJj M mjr
. t . f
' rf.i r,.- of e;ticinty th
laj ies't the Territory.
Thecb is authority for saying that
the Postmaster-General will, during
the present session of Congress, rec
ommend legislation looking towards
the adoption of the Postal Telegraph
system by the PostofHce Department
Senator Bamsey, Chairman of the
Postal Committee of the Senate, ia a
very warm advocate of this plan, and
believes that the day is not distant
when the Government will adopt it,
Thcie is authority for saying, also,
that the subject would have secured
favorable attention in the Message
but for an oversight by the President
A iatb visitor to Chicago writes
to his home newspaper : "I went to
hear Dr. Hatfield preach and pray
yesterday afternoon He prayed that
the Lord would remove from Cni-
cago all intemperance, Sabbath
breaking, licentiousness, fraud, pro
fanity, cheating, and every form of
vice, and then I did not hear the
next few sentences, because I was
thinking what would be left ia Cb