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VOL. XXXV . NEW IBERIA, LA.. WE Y, APRIL 17,1872, - NUMBER 43.
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BUGGIES AND HORSES, (double teem*) I t,
at their liary hble on Main St.et, Mia. a all
Simed. Per.e.a wishla coeyavese say part of the
peribsh, or t ew IbeVra, can always be aisosod4ated
at our tble.
Old fieads and new, etrangers and itbaseo are Invited
to glve uea au.
asln '71-l PHARRt A SAWN.
i 't.LA 1ING MACBI .SEtc.
The.jartnership formerly z;astig bet weam TAINE
& HANSON hav4ng been dissolved by mutual conse-t
'be busness will be curotinued on the old premises by
THE &! IIIYARD.
iteumert. Velsel't i, . mc, t" uin as
paired as merley. Floa.tig Brdges,plats Land8kis,
vrultraeted at the shipyard, on reasonable terms.
Small or large cunstructed in any of the pariahae as
l Ceiling and k'bouring dressed, tongued md grr.ved
Manufactured on the premises and sold at New Orleasa
prices, with freight charges added.
Such as Cans Sheds, Cablni S Bgar Coolers, sad
water cisterns made by contract.
PeroMas owing tl dbscriber befpre the partnership
was dissolved, will please come forward and settle with
either of the former peasreaee we do not wish to
put these claimsi the hands ft so attortp.e lort
but prefer to sl praoasrly wilh ew a and
patrons. O. J.
m ~25 '71-ly.
rIy FLUOI IVXll@ R.T,
GARRETT A EMEUAM.
The subscribers having leseedthe Flemming Fouaery,
are now prepared do all kinds of work ti their line of
Plasters who patronize this F4 ndry are ursn-tly re
quested to semd a their work early in the season. It has
bee. the castem Abr nearly all who have work dos
for agr rolling e have their Feoadry Jobs
doe late lathe , and all the work comes in at
es. By tht ndm be are harried, al emastbe as
well does as they light be if more time wereallow4.
Maeaiprymfr SAw MILLs. CORN mILLS, STEAM
OAT. ete., Made and Repireld at this Poudry.
nmdeer wih apedmis di st~ b.
The suheoribers bave bad ample espaeeme in Fem
dries l Kesatuaky aed Leeiien, sma will rpare no
psleabºasessa ti their eesb to eaB ekr patrons
GARRETT & KEENAN.
Ap it 1f1; -ly.
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7V1s arompa ny assesseek.
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A meso a esppiy o ICOOKI..g PAuQ »ed
OrTess, sad for Laie at City pis. sand carge
.WWce w £ wr %
like to eman a Pleasradslrlagis, er
msmagser, wl please address the riber they
D. C. DANIbL
Reirsmees-P. J Pavy & Co., WReb. eass, Pree,
.ies Tappe r.
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A. C. AtWen,
'ATTORNEY' AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
I Office Franklin, La.
d Will practice in the several parishes coalposing the
Thid Judicial District. A prt '71 tf
.1013N 1). .,AINT'
RESII)ENT DENTUI .'.
Ole eom Maie SIreet.
March 16, 1871.-- If.
5DI. CtFFEI~t, M. J. FOiIrlt -
caffergy . Foster,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
I WI practies in the Cournt of the 3d Judicial District of
Oe@ee-Main Street, Prankti, La.
Feb. I. 1871.-ly.
A. L GATES, . D.
Having located in Franklin, respectfully offers hi pro
feoal services to the citizens of t,wn and vicinity.
OBc naext door to SBaith & Co., fe- 9 '71tf
L. 1. .Vlotampe.
I TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.4
New Iberia, La.
Oi~Oiee with the Sheriff.
WNKIRT J. LEOVT. F. A. MONROE.
P Leo k 4.Wonroe.
h ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
° 2$ NMtches Street,
dl prti. ' IF New Orleans.
Jos. f. Breaux,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT-.LAW,
Will practice his professon i the Courts of L Third
and Eighth Jadicial Districts. OMce-Pront room, over
James A. Lee's new Drug Store. 1-1 it L.
Parleh of Iberia.
OM.ee in the Court House. April "1, Iy 1,.
SRobert A. Perry,
ATTORNVIr AT LAW.
SWill pr eic in th parhes of t. Mary, S. Martin
elia. Vermilion and Lat·yette. ma-29 7.,
C.a. Q. m.us
IHS-W ICIAN AND SURGEON.
Having had long experience, he hopes to meet the
wants of thepeople of Brashear and .vicinity.
Jan. 11, I17T-t4
A. L. TUCKUR. IRA DAVYf
Zulcker D Davis,
Mse lathe severalparihescomposing the Third
Judieal District. 14
'NEW ORLEANS CARDS
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Prw. X Mews,
13a d If........ in.Crrq pin ........ 1 ad 13
QOrpi. My H~teL.
w. ltait. baogt. to eruah ou large stock of
EU3r, TOUES , ALD DOTS.
We alas ll order. for PLANTATION CLOTDING
Ihktu, Tmay, t gc Proeaam .aediag neein
omlave I1111 SUITS sad SHIRTS sest by expres
r. ./ F. . WCL s,
DR. OF DENTAL SURGERY
(Ovor)fr. Saurn'. LadtiseHari Toilet Salom t
Noe r amt.
4Krm% aid Servaat. roomns Stable, W ad
D~wr,ý tr~aw.Apply to `
. Fa PATRONNITH,
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NEW IEAIA lBUSINESS DIRECTSY.
I gAX, JOS. A., Attorney; Front room aver
ALDWIM, J. T, Lightning Rods, Water cool
era, Bored wells, etc.
R,. ;A. C.. Gun-maker, new building on Julia
ut S. , occupied by Mistrot &( Decir.
BURKlE , . . Livery Stable, New Fire.proof
Brick Store, Main Street,
ROWN, r. HI. & No., Extlsior Cooperage,
CARRUTH. . . ., Dry goods G ies ad No.
tions, DUny building, late "Dollar Store."
DELAHOUS ICAil D. : Anctlesm for the
J)ELACUIOI, o. T., Dealer In Ramie roots. in
' care of BanMer Oc s o
J aVALsCOU T C. ,.. gPnily Groceries, 1
Svan s n andsi choice iiquc
u and Paaevr J
SA., Drug Store and general agent, Main
LOlN A D, I.1.. General Land 4gsnt, Ban
nIE O HOUSE, Near Swain Ware
hous Main Street.
UONTA Yi , L. H., Attorney at Law, Office
MUL D , PHILLIP, Engineer and general
DElRRY ROBERT S., Attoraey and Ueunsel
J L t law.
OBERTSO , JLI , Notary Publie, ofee
bin Court Heouse.
_OBIESTSOR, WM., A General Insurance
SWAI EJ. D., Warebhaoe, and geseral ·aget for
` TSV D RGE], Fancy and Family Oroceries.
M ain Street
.XCELSIOR COOPERAGE, Hubert, parish of Iberia.
Hopeeseads barrels, half barrels on hand. Ten gallon
ag, br syrop, made to order. Pieux, three feet boards,
pickets, and shingles, made to order.
anl9 71-tf A. RI BROWN a SON.
3. ............... C~ri ad.l t St.................
PLANTATIOZN BAO1 BR.
e and Ctton plataatiosa bought and sold, aiso,
Te· wild Lands.
New Oreaa La Oct. 6, '7L--Iy.
MEN'S AND BOY'S (LOTUING
ta Street, Plankla. La. ff -
JOw a. RSEearTso,. D. DeAV.
a c- .4c. ..a a sp . |an
Colleotioma ab a pOm.ay. 413 ly
Read rrfrwue amed Qpprer Ienses.
TO RIL. RE YlOLDS, Preprale*r.
(In Ev~i Baidi .).
Meat at all hoers of the day., N'or.tt"-3't
HOUSE, SIGN. AND O I3TIN AL PAINTER,
Orders solicited adpromaptly eacated. ntM- 71-7
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ATTOIUV$ AID COUNIrWLOR8 AT LAW
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NOT U SPVBLIT.,,
W ill practice intC .1f the Third Judic l Dim
taYULes at Ioulslms. OS'. a,,as Wa1 Csm*-Nem.
~AM IT ONAUUULT*L T*N
JOHN NELSON (Uae ees. t.o *.I& M. Ndma)
oplesit thMagog Ia Urv, b 4 re-uasi at'
with a sue1 of IWIWT and OAwx hS.x
T33i au.bm 3ý7sa di-h. em I3 sw
peapbLetpite Pu wlP us l$. ANweaa. w
Cof mer cap mli Iayeales es et..
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god mla IN Swas Vcem.zdd
sella ?9~a' "' AVOID
!w' sugrii a msa, vet
All mmI Li~LCwr~
eFr the Planters' Banne,J
THE DESE TEAD.
Upon the dreas, beeb,
Where nano play,.
in silence, stanl a
Fut crumbli .h
No human voice hi
Its dark and dus l
No human form is s
Within its moldy
No cheerful breeze I aet - .*t
With warm and ru.ii
But in its stead the. '
And spins his webt ,
'Twas once a home of a and ;, ije
Where .orrow was U a,
Bit noo decaying, still,
Unheeded, bleakd a ..d
Thbetead of war ante o'r
And darkenedwtithts legean,
The hearthstone of the haipy ba"
And sealed Meir mournfhl doom.
For noble Harry drew his sword,
His native land to ehilel t
But perished bravely for his hour
On Shiloh's bloody field.
And Richard fell at Malvera Hd,
While charging on the lbe,
His trusty sword within his hanw.
When death's dart laid him lot.
And daring Cliflon, leading swit
His men into the fray,
Fell pierced, his heart's lWped onitso'er
His true Confederate gray.
'hen gentle Mary, strickea down
By grief, soon passed away,
And then, the mourning perents, cra.,!.
Both soon beside her lay.
And now, their once platial house,
Is lonely, dask, and cold,
Their happy footsteps ne'erwlll fall
Where all is damp and .lb.
The Wib of Jenatlas Edwards.
BY JAMES PARION.
In 1723 Jonathan Edwansi then a youth
4 of twenty years, but noted already for his
learning and maturity of character, went to
live at New Haven as tator of the infant
college there, which had secently been
" named Yale after one of is benefactors.
He was the very picture of astudent: of a
tall, slender, slightly stooping figure, and a
face pale and wasted with excessive study.
Young as he was in years, there was in his
bearing the dignity with ihich serious and
elevated thought invests the most ordinary
One of the emineal olerymen of that
time in New Haven was s Pierrepont,
a member of the distindihed New En
gland family of that me. lie had an ex
tremely pretty and .Serustlng daughter,
thirteen years of age, who was greatly be.
loved by her family and fueads for the ex
oellenee of her charaeter. The young tu
tor, hearing her much of made an
enatrry oneerna her i
oomes to her andfiller d with ex
Qeding sweat delight, and she hardly
'eares for nything, exoeptto meditate on
bjmn-tkat she expects afterawhile to be re
ceivred up where he is, to be raised up out
of the world and caught up in heaven; be
ing assured that he loves her too well to let
her remain at a distance from him always.
These she is todwell with him, and to be
ravished with his love and delight forever.
There fore, if you present all the world be
fore her, with the richestof its treasures,
she di.regards it and cares not for it, and.
is unmindful of any pain or afiction. She
has a strange .sweetesu in her mind, and
aingular pusity in her affections; is most
just and conscitious in all her cdnduct;
and you .could eot persede her to do any
thing wrong or sinful if you would give her
al the world, lest she hould offend this
Great Being. She is of a wonderful sweet
.ses, calmaess and unsieral bhpevlence of
mind; "espeoially after lls Great God hai
manifested himself to he mind.~She will
sometimes go about fra place to place,
singing sweetly; and oss to-be always
Lull of joy and pleasure; Id noobue krows
for what. She loves to be.one, walking in
the fields and groves, aid seems to have
Inpas one ivisible alwappoonverping with
In due time he became acquainted with
tb- young lady, and fosd her as lovely
m'iadtitrble as report td given her out.
us .nator.hpr was extreardy laborious, for
there bad been a riot in ti college, which
I ba ended by the resegaion of its presi
dent, and some of.its tutrs; so that the
nsatitation, for some years was without a
bead, all the students hey become disor-'
derly msd disolure. Three oung men. tu
tors of the college, ore of bom was Jona
than Edwards, restored ord . encouraged
habits, of study and n ation, and so
resoled the oollege from Ietrnetion. Ed
wards, indeed, exerted him to such a deo
gree as to endanger his life, at be was con
inedh by illness to his room fsraree months.
After two years' service w fid him ace
o.pmeig the poet of aeI( o his grand- i
tlher, who was minister e ohuroh in
orthapton, Massuheats, which was
then one of the most m srat c amurohes in
Oew Eulad. ; and t~.~r mnce dis- r
Maself asells eloquent
Wheh W bhe baIi ha two years In a
law etmpiysnt_ he e a joara., o
New Haven, where he a.et,, m i .a
the had of Miss tr, twhomli
bad written so warmly years before.
SLe bead new be iea beaatlftl. b
and one of the most lished young
ladies in New Engla, a as well is all
household arts, asin ceheer and a
Sadorn an elegant home. ad, indeed, she '
had need of all her skilr she was mar
sled a man who was s y untted to
conduot the afairs of eve y life. b
Jonathan Edwards was ly devoted to t
the studies apprtal hs profession. w
During most of his Ilde.spent thirteen
a every dy ain his writing ar- a
4osis, eeaspesi ar4 importat al
'stnsgnis ofabstruse d
Wtht. W weak senstitution he is
o t bhave done this he had been
onestantly sepded thoughtful and a
slt-raeuolung wife. unsed to observe d
t effaets of the dlfet kindsa of food
qpm him, ad the pre t q tity which t
ai best for hbiand ; ascertained a
these ti e imspif accoud- m
n H. to t the a tting at
., mm . em i study .before
S b an their day's Jc
Ibis led him to de- to
baet bo of hisd
rrI4 ubalehe had *I
During his solitary rides about the coun
try, he adopted a plan of recording the re
sults of his thoughts without stopping to
use a note book. Having reflected upon a
subject unotil he had arrived at a conclusion
which he desired to preserve, he would pin
a small piece of paper on a particular part
of his coat, and charge his mind to asso
ciate the subject with that piece of paper.
Sometimes he would have a second subject
for refloction, or even a third and a fourth:
and when he had arrived at certainty upon
either of these, he would pin another paper
to his coat. Coming in front a long ride he
would be decorated with a considerable
number of these pieces of papei, which, as
soon as he could get to his study, he would
take off one after the other, and write down
the thought of which each was int. nded to
ks pjysteih, whic-i cannot ire recom
mended tor general 'doption, setmet- to an
swer in his case. At least, his preaching
was greatly admired, made a profound im
pression, and rendered his 'hurch the most
numerous in the thirteen colonies. His
salary, also,,wes the largest paid to a New
England clergyman; and h's.wife was such
an excellent manager that he was able to
buy from his savings a large, comfortable
house, with a good piece of ground attached
to it. His wife was his salvation, his guar
dian angel, his providence. It was she who
saw'tbat he had just the food that was best
for his system. It was she who managed
all the affairs of the family, both in-doors
and out; practicing on the one hand. a lib
oral hospitality; and on the other: a most
exact and wise economy. Like all other
just-minded persons, she had an extreme
aversion to anything like waste ; -knowing
well, by actual experience, the toil and care
involved in producing anything of value.
If she saw her children or servants wasting
anything, she would lift the reproving finger,
and say, in gentle tones, "that ncthing be
j In those days, when a parent entered al
room, all their children who were present
e9so from their seats, and remained stand
inZ until the parent was seated; and when
father or mother was talking, every child
h was expected to be silent and attentive.
Is This formality, which accorded well with.
o the feelings and manners of that age, has
it been very properly, as I think, laid aside.
n But not the la.ss proper wasit in Mrs. Ed,
* wards to exact these outward marks of re
a spect. Her children were noted, the coup
a try round, for their ebeerfulness, good tem
1" per, and intelligence. Her manners were
Is exceedingly admired, in an age when man
d ners were most assiduously cultivatedp It
7 was easy for her to be polite, since her
heart was overflowing with benevolence.
t The most curious feature of her character
was her religious enthusiasm. This was
- something so remarkable that I wonder it
-has not attracted more attention. Occa
r, sionally she had, what we may call, a reli
" gioas ecstacy, which would last for many
- bours, or even days; during which she was
more like a disembodied spirit than a mortal
n clothed with flesh. We find in her diary
such atnanncpnas thajn:
"r semod L i eid above ear ndLell.
- out of the reach of everything here below;
y so that I could look on all the rage and en.
n mity of men or devils with a kind of holy
indifference, and an undisturbed tranquility.
t * * o possible suffering appeared to
be wortli regarding; all persecutiosorand
it torments were a mere nothing. .*
i There was then a drop of snow on the
ground, and I could think of being driven
from my horie into the cold and snow, of
being chased "from the' torn with the ut
most a gntempt and malice, as cast out by
"all the woeld, with perfect chlmness and
serenity. It appeared to me, that it would
d not move me, or in tlip least disturb the in
it expressitle happiness and peace of my soul.
qIly mind seemed as much above all such
things, as the sun is above the earth."
The two earthly blessings, she says else
i where, which she most prised and most
dreaded to lose, w.re l er husband's love,
if a.d the good will'of the toin ; but in these
Sealted moment's she felt" willing to lose
11 even these, and. could even hear with joy
i that some other clergyman had bean more
's successful and more admired than her has
'a band. Sometimes, in these hours, she lost
n her strength, and sank down upon the floor
0 utterly helpless, although still in an costacy
h of joy. Her friends would lift her up and
place her anon a bea, and there she would
h lie for a long t me motionless, speechless,
s and, to use her own .language, "faint with
joy." Sometimes she would lie awake most
r of the nilht, or, as she says, "bedt
h sleeping and wraking. while an inexpreasi-.
- bly sweet cnlmneas ofsoul rested updi her."
" The meet touching thing in this part bf her
diary is the traces of a woman's heart and
a wife's jealousy in the midst of her reli;
gious fervors. bhe sp.aks ofit as a won
derful triumsph, when, at last, she "felt
I willing, if od please. that Mr. Willi ius,
of Hadley, should be the instrument of con
verting every soul in the town." The wife
and the saint are cutiously blended in such
a declaration..Upoa one occasion-she says :
"I was led to ask my -alfwe.gther L was
not willing to be kept out ..- ".u-e ad
longer than the ordinary age ot. o re
my whole heart seemed immediately " *.
ply, 'Yes, a thousand years, if it be G0 t
will, and for his honor and glory;' and then
my heart. in the language of resignation. a
went further, and with great aleerity and 1
sweetness, to answer, a it were over and 4
ever again, 'Yes, and live a theosand years h
in horror, if it be most for the glory of God; a
yea, I am willing to live a thousand years a
an bell upon earth, if it be mest for the to
honor of God.'-,
In the course of an eeastof she arrived
at a point ofself-abnenatioa whieh, with do
such an affectiopate heart as hers. was be. a
yond even this. rc
b'I thought," she says, "If I were cast off it
by my nea"j t d' dearest friends, and if in
the feelinl( and conduet of my husband, T
were to be changed from tenderness and ea
affection, to extreme hatred an} cruelty. de
and that every day, I could still go on with fu
alacrity in the performance of every acnot of fro
duty, and my happiness remain undimin- yE
ished and entire." sh
At another time she said : "I thought I da
should rejoice to follow the negro servants a
of the town to heaven." - wi
All this is to us strange and inexplicable. 8a
It is foreign to the ways and feelings of our if
modern life; and Icannot help thinking, for sI
my own part. that such ecstanies are un- ahi
healthy, undesirable, and injurious. a
For seventeen years after their marriage TI
Jonathan Edwards continued, as it seemed, fec
to grow in the esteem and aeations of his an
parish. Then trouble same. He had tool
umanQ a practical ~tal it whbieb his w i e
could not help him, and, of coarse, be ea. is
ritted a great ait*e. Some had oh a
dawiag got late the town, Mr. Edwards ted ter
she4- I, the eknr. hbag list ofyosag le
menaalwo he wihI giesLi h ioun the
at a eutbatini lime teaqridl fwestigatle n Cm
of the affair. Some of these persons were
summoned as guilty, and the others only
as witnesses ; but. with frightful want of
tact, he omitted to make the distincitin,
and left the impression upon the minds of
the congregation that ale of the young peo
pie whom he named had been reading and
lending the abominable books. As the per
sons in the catalogue belonged to the most
respect:bl, families in the town, this error
created wle-spread consternation. and gave
the de"cpest offense.
And this was but the beginning of mis
chi4f. A theological controversy arose,
which, after six years' ever-ceasing bitter
ness, t·d to his being compelled to resign
his position, to abandon his pleasant home,
to give up his salay, and accept Ome hum
ble post of missionarv to the Stockbridge
bbrlender inco uai s. thb~ r
numerous daughters turned ]ir aceom'
plishmeuts to iocoant, and painted fans, in
the fashion of that time, for sale in Boston.
The fsaily was.so poor that Mr. Edwards
was obliged to write hiA notes and essays
upon the covers of lettirs, upon the margins
of pamphlets, and upon the remnants of!
paper left from the cuttings of the fas.
The house is still standing in Stockbridge
in which the.gifted family lived, and visitors
are shown the above irk which the pastor
wrote his celebrated Treatise on the Will.
From this house, too, it was that Esther
Edwards, one of these quuestrlous and taste
ful daughtets, went away to New Jhrey,
where s! i married the Rev. Aaron Barr,
President of Princeton College. Then Mrs.
Edwards was the grandmotherof Col. Asaon
Burr, v.ho was elected Vice President of
the United States in 1801.
This marriage had important consequen
ces for the family, for it led. a few years
after, upon the sudden death of Mr. Burr,
to the election of Jonathan Edwards to the
Presidency of the .college. But scarcely
had be entered upon the duties of his new
office than he, too, suddenly .died, leaving
his wife and seven children comparptive
strangers in the town. She did not, how
ever, long survive him. A few weeks after,
while in the enjoyment 6fapparent health,
she was seised with:i dysentery, w.leh ter
minated her existence in five days. Her
remains lie by the side of her hasband's In
Princeton Cemetery, and a marble monuo
ment, erected by the trustees of the college,
marks the spot.
Now They Fell Down Stairs.
The Franklin (Tenn.) Review lately
sketched the history of a famous Nashville
hotel that disappeared years before the war.
The Review says the two heroes of the fol
lowing story are still living :
While-the old in stood on the square in
Nashville, it was the favorite hotel of the
public. On one occasion, among. the mamy
guests there assembled were Harvey H..
from Williamson oounty, and John G., from
Maury county, Intimate friends, and both
convivial in their temperament. They had
imbibed freely of spirits, and were in that
euli ý d a they onsidered
niasy in their. .a strations.. iarrtoWl
visitors complained of their noise, and the
proprietor, after some persuasion, induced
the gentlemen to retire to bed. He conduct
ed them to their room, saw them. safely
lodged in bed, waited patiently until they
slept, and then drew the bed, whiob, as was
then to some extent fashionabl.e, was at
tached to the ceiling by cords, dp nearly to
the ceiling ,raising them some 9 or 10 feet
from the floor. Everything passed off quiet
ly, the gentlemen sleeping soundly until I or
2 o'clock in the morning, when John G., who
was sleeping behind, called out to his friend,
"IIarvey, get me the water:¶1he pitcher is
on the table there in the corner." Harvey
demurred a little, but, finally yielding to
earnest solicitations, he threw himself out
of bed, in the pitch darkness of the toom,
to'he floor beneath. He wat unprepared
for a leap, and the shock of the fall surprised
him. Instantly he conjectured that be had
fallen down stairs, perhaps thropgh a trap
door; so he got down on his hands and knees
and commenced groping about to find some
means of ascent to the room above. The
delay occasioned by theh movements was
torture to John, who was.parclied up with
thirst. Sahe called- out, in language more
profane than polite; Harev what in the d--l
are you doing 7" The answer eame'from the
depths below : "John! I fell dowa stars sad
can't find the passage to get Ip there again."
"Well, must I come down there to show you
the way up !" "I wish you would, John.
for I'm d-d if I can fld the steps." John,
thoroughly vexed at the stupidity of his
friend, sprang outrof bed, when lo ! he. too,
itag whirling through the air into thm dis
tance below, and soon fotnd himself sprawl
ing on the floor beside his compaai.i. "'By
G-d, Hary! I fell down stairs mysolf,"
was his first exclamation. Then the two
commenced a search for'the staircase, a lad
der, anything to enable then to get oat of
this deep abyss. Round a, roum. they
went, upon their hands and 'nees. They
found atable, upon which they discovered a
pitcher of water. Quenching their thirut
they resumed their search. Their olothing
had been deposited on the foot of the bed,
so this was beyond their "reach, and the
weather was intensely cold. 4'hey must keep
moving or freeze. The wearypend was keps
matil the gray. da'wn began to streak the
up . en they ascertaned their Itrb -~o:
slat, w. "'malthily they lowered 'the bed,
altion. b, ' their clothing, and only re'
hastily donnet. -Ia to paygtheir bill to the
amained longenoug, oating their h rsesr
might clerk, when, m.. '.ees.
they made tracks for their a.
Tas SwAKE rI Tma BtLcC CROOK.- bt
do you thinkof a young !ady dancing with
a sonake-a great six-foot snake, wound a.
round lter neck ? They do it at Niblo's. And
it is a real snake. It hasn't eaten anything
in three bhouths. It only eats twice a year.
Then it gorges itself to last, when it does
eat, they say it moves like lightning, and
devours anything within its reaoh. A beauti.
ful girl-Sassi is her nam6-lifts the reptile
from the urn and coils it around her neck;
yes, lays it agaiast her naked bosam ! Now
she dances with it in the air, while the snake
darts out its tongue between two eyes whioh
seem to spit fire. The audiesomis transfied
with horror, and they feel relieved when
Sass finally goes throu h the pantomime as
if she were charmed and then bitten by the
snake. Falling on the floor, the audience
shudders for fear the snake has bitten her,
and the snake is left in a coil upoe the stage.
They say this beautifuLgirl is curiously af
fected by the snake. She goes off the, stage
aneoncerned but she breathes as if she had
gone through a trying ordeal-just e I
dea ,he breathes fast, a b~scUct
isnpon her cheek. and cold adrbs ofsweat
tai spon hea ~rehe.d. By and by, af
r fa g the besautifl Coryphee
. rr 4 tte rsanskis oiled op in a beoax
in Palmar's ofice, and the glery of
the ' Crook" goes on. , New York
SA b .gesdds of the No l_
lutp ,. inm Biloxi, Mi. r
morning, about hait-past 6 o'
a part . 4 ew rris.us -gentlemen w
enjoying Nmorning a1r near the beach,
and immnediately in front of the Hale in the
Wall, the fa.poaa bachelors' hotel at Biloxi
The weather was sultry and cloudy and for
a couple of hours previous there hsu been a
succession of heavy r~_igsqualls, with light
.ing and thunder. W hla standing close
together and conversing. a blinilng flash of
lightning, accompanied by a rattling clap of
thunder; raised them off their feet, andfor
a moment left them in doubt if they were
all unhurt. This was happily the case.
Shortly afterward they were informed that
a man had been killed by lightning on board
of a schooner anchored a short distance
from the beach. .rocui.ng a skiff, two of
the party went on board of ,tec schooner
rigged barge Henry Latour, of Biloxi. lying
at anuhor about 300 or 400 yards from the
beach. The vessel was manned by a cap
tain aun two seamen. They were just
preparing to get under weigh, had hoisted
the mainsail and foresail, when the lightning
struck the head of the oremiast, splintering
it to about eight feet from the deck. The
amot was reduced to about half its thick
ness. Tho three men etanldin at the met
were all knocked down .seMnsles. Two of
them soon recovered, but the third was dead.
His face and the greater part of the body was
of a dove blue color. Except some slight
abrasions and a streak along his right side,
no exter·nal ijuis were vbl.
ilet -i"br mtcucs i diameter, and the i1_
t shoe oA hiigghtfoot w tOltsh and per
rated. The course of the !ightniug tas
evidently through the man': body, and
thence to the chain and anchor and into the
water. Efforts were made, to revive the nn
fortunate man by means of artificial respira.
tion for an hour and a half. Under this
treatment the blue co'or rapidly disappeared
and gave place to a natural one, but there
was no return of spontaueou, respiration.
Though all efforts to restore this unforto
nate man to life failed, it was a satisfaction
to witnesses of this sad accident that the
treatment which science and experience
prescribe for such cases was persevered In
for the full length of time within which such
cases have been known torecover.
On a white hanidkerchief found in the
man's pocket was the name of ,'J. F.
Siemser," marked with a stencil plate. His
companions did not know his name. but
stated he was a native of Holstein, was
about twenty years of age, had shipped in
the schooner at New Orleans about six
months ago. The deceased mws of light
complexion, and ordinary statue.
From the Salin (Yo) Progrers.J
During the late war, in tie battle which
was fought near Kenesaw,,mountain,. the
First Ohio eavalry made a coarge upon some
Conbdhrate troops, which brought on a band
to-hand conflict between tie two commands.
In the shock of battle two soldiers, a little
separated from their corsades, locked s
bers and engaged in dea4ly conflict. Neith
er getting the better of the other, and feet.
ing no personal hostility, they stared one
another in the face-and mutually agreed to
stop the fight, The parties named were Cal
vin Dugan, Co. HI First Ohio cavalry, and
Henry Davis, Co . Forrest's battery. The
latter was a WeShaaan, and detailed as
scout for Gen. Forest. Davis, in broken
English, addressed his enemy, ."Yo. let me
alone let ydu alone." Dugan replied, with
an army by word, ,'Just as I expeeted."
They both passed on, and the battlp ended,
but the soldiers did not forget the cironum
stance. The war ended, and Dugan emi
grated to Carroll county, Missouri. Davis
Worked with Gen. Forrest1 on his farm, fore
4r y 20pe wzst~ib (Ia. Joe
helby. One day last ,,k in ps
through the county he stopped at De Witt
to spebd the night, and went into a saloon
to take a .'drop." Dugan also happened to
be in the same house, add recognized him
immediately. Stepping up to Davis he slap
pad him on the shoulder and asked him if he
remembered crossing sabers with an eneamy
at Kenesaw mountain. Davis replied that
he dj1, and proceeded forthwith to give a
detailed account of the time, place and cir
cumstances. The old enemies took a friend
ly drink and passed the night together, the
greater portion of which was spent in talk
ing over the ups and downs of soldiers' life,
"and their adventuresin the terrible cenaiot.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
The Personal Appearance of Jesu! .
d A correspolndnt of the Washington
-d Chronicle writes: "Sunday last. Rev. Dr.
P Newman delivered a discourse upon the
s humanity of Jesus Christ. in which he
e stated that nothin~ had been handed down
1s to us in regard to Ilis personal appearance,
s many different= views being entertained on
'b that s-jectt. Inolbsed you will fEid a let.
re ir Lritten by Publius Lentulus., President
I1 of Judes, and sent by him to the Senate of
'Rome. when the fame ot Jesus began to be
t spread abroad in the world. These are his
"There lives at tleis time in Jades a mast
• ofa singular virtue, whose name is Jesus
, Christ, wrilm the barbarians esteem a
s prophet, but His own followers adore Him
• as the offspring of the immortal- God.
"' He calls back the dead from theirgraves.
and heals all sorts of "diseases with a word
7 or touch, He ib tall and well shaped; oe
an amical'le, revered aspect. His hair of
0 a color that can hardly be matched, falling
in graceful curls below His ears, and very
f agreeably on His shouldersl parted on the
crown of tlie head. like Nasarity.
* '-"His forehead is smooth, and large; His
a cheeks without ogler spot. save that of a.
lovely red; His nose and mouth formed
[rith .exquisite symmetry ; IHis beard thick:.
Sand of a colqr . suitable to the hair of His
e head, reaching mn inch below His chin and
P parting in the middle like a fork ; His eyes
S bright, clear, and serena. He rebukes with
- mar na,,,nis with Idaess Hi wheolt
address, whether in word or deed, being
Selegant and grave. No man has seen Hinm
te laugh, but He has wept frequently. He is
| very temperate, modest and wise; a man,
for is eicellent beauty and divine perfec.
tion, surpassing the children of men.""
At It is related of Frederick the Great, of
-'sasia, that in going through the reception
',is palace at Sane Souci he encount:
t " who busied himself to get
room o ", e to take down a clock
eted a worka.. -to the tmoothness
on the top of a lads. eod not be
from the wall, but, owiat. -,. mae
of the marble floor, the Tadder
kept firm. "What art thou doing he.
ami ?" inquired the King. "I an a wat.
maker," answered the workman, "and [
have received orders from the superintend.
eat of the palace to repair this clock; I have
been trying to take it down, but eanaotae-.
coed, as the ladder does not stand firm."
"Ascend the ladder," said the King. "*and
I will hold it while you are at work." This
done, the workman departed with the eleok.
On the following morning the King was in.
formed, that the clock of the reseption room
had been stolen. No sooner had his Majes
ty heard this when he faoud, to his chagrin.
that instead, as he believed, of assisting s
watchmaker, he bad been made the dupe of
a thief. The King t onsce issued an order,
ssy : "Let ; I have bees an ac
tmom tothe aMianq Unio.
,The Duke of Wellington was once in
d angert sea, when. jst befers bedtimne,.
the eatain caetehisaeb'miaId aane d
at its a Sew aietee all would be over.
Very wel," said the duke, "then I shall
net take oR .y boots."