lEfcwIw Cifj fitttlHgnwr
A. B. F. HILDRKTH,
MICE, $2,00 A YE%R, IN ADVAVCB.
•FFICE IN THE INTELLI6ENCER TOUDtM,
klLL AWX tBLLT ITUVHI,
nppwrrt BI ii «qr^K«,
AhrlciCity, Floyd Ceiurty, low*.
kmf tMfSAn obtaining Ave «ub«crlbers, and forwardll»#
Ik* MMT. shall he furnished vvUl a copy of the Inteltt.
rfor this service «o long at the number hall ha
Brnmrno pertaining In the paper fan he tranfsetaS
With the Publisher any lay at the (tfflrc of PuhUatMB.
OMsmnniratlonis may Ho addressed to the F.dHoC, Who
wlllproeiptly and faithfully renpoad to ikm.
This Houw is centrally l(K-at to the bu^-(
of the City, aud I'otitofficc. The
desires to pleane all who may favor
nini wfth their [Mitroiii^e, and soliciU a trial
of thoae visiting the citv.
hw—(1,25 per day Proprietor.
'jL B. A first-claM Barber Shop aud Bath.
in (be houae. lYyl
UIT WATU A DKTMOtT
8. AMOS, PR0P1UET0R.
it located In the husinqps pari of
the City, «oav«a*ent to the Cara and Boats.
§ST Omnibus and Hrcr"t'" Wagon alwuvn
Pa—tu^era and Baggage to
ta and Cara fretj of dwi|*.
JOKy L. WILCOX, PROPRIETOR,
ma mur, oa»
Tkli hoose having changed haada, and an
dergone a thorough refitting and reinodelini
ia naw ready for the mieoiunuxiation of tkt
aabHc. It is aituaU^l in the ^iniin.'M *^rt of
Cedar Falls. The proprietor pledges himself
that ao pains will be spared to make his
nuts comfortable. Stages leave this house
2»Uy for tie North, bouUi a«i W«t. w.6:»T
ma» in mauii
ROCK FORD, ILL.,
opposite the Kenosha Dtpd
curw, r»iif *m
iaf Umiiuuaa«aev«y«d toatxl froaa tlia CkfS
ftwaofefearga. Ample ^tabling atuaehod.
Mala Street, Near Levee,
IfoGregor, Clayton Co., Iowa,
W. Durham, Proprietor.
B* HIHCBY BAKE&, j, v
Itoest*,.,CaUHUSAW Oocmtt, low.
ifefe Hones dally for the North.
KEY CITY HOUSE?
jUutt & Jonas, Proprietors^
Gaper lWs and Thinl 8tceeU»
oid» u 1 1 m.ti
jr. WAMHES, FMOrStmm.
't^yraaLT, *...Ba*iua Couirrv,
i IP" Good Stabling for Hones. Jg
A.& F. HUDRETH, EDITOR 4 PROPRIETOR.
tin 6a ltti
$1 I on I $3 7ft I 00 #7 SIS
"Tinware*. j" a TMi no 10 It
**—r**' J* I _*
0" I iii-j*
j» "fi|iiare*"7 4 fa I KW I Jo no "l 2 00 m'j 21
6 00 10 00 12 SO I 14 00 1 18 I *M
ii Column. |_« 00J VI 00 14 00 [JM 00 25 1 54
wm 1 "IFm)]-14db|lft oTT|'
i Winn, is
lew ie oo »eo
& Prtttncill At r«., V»w*paper Adrertisiag Agents,
Ha. ST Park K.w NVw York.
C. H. Seri»en, (ioaer^l Advartlalng Ages I, A3 Dear
bora Street. (Iiioafo.
Cards of Ave Maes or lera will be Inserted ia
this Sphtfaa for S&.oo per annum. For each aHilwnal
lse,evar Svc.oue dollar will btvebargud.
G. G, A R, 0. REINIOEU,
A O N E Y S A A W
Ami Soliatert in Cfamcay,
Bstfbrtin Real Estate, Exch&nge, Ac.
CBAVLM CITY, rUTD OOCNTT, IOWA.
attend to b«win»t« and practice la the
ne and iMatrict Court of Iowa.
ItlnferoMtioi) aad good referencM
falljr given on requests.
ARR & PATTERSON,
neys Counsellors at Lawt
.• CHARLBS C1TT, VLOTD CO., IOWA.
f/jF Will practice in Northern low* aa«i
tffaathern Miiiiithota. Particular attention
to folleotionr, paying taxes, ctmvey
and furnUhiug ahatracta ol tUUi of
OflUe over ftto»e Store. IWtj
B. F. «j3jrES,
Attomej at Law, Notary Public, Mid
Commitimner of Dtedtjur lowtt.
Examined, Tax«» Paid, Col lee
till proarptly remitted.
Alio, rubluher pf MinnetMtta Coarifc.
Office, Head QnarU-re,
Austin, Mimtr OawUff, Mwnmotm.
Jfi. M. HARGER,
THUMI1 A KKTAII IIKAIBB IX
Books and Stationery,
Mnsic, Instruments, Print and Wrapping
Papers. Printers' Stock, Etc.
Depository of the American Tract Society.
BELLAMY, JACOBS 00.,
^3? flp,s MO DUUM IR
161 South Water St., Chicago.
OoiiU A Brother. Smith, Pollard k Co.
STEARNS & FORSYTH,
DEALERS IN PROVISIONS,.
1M Sooth Water Street*
Wisconsin Trunk ManliliefeW}
jonx li. cocrp,
337 Hil'n Street, near Kewtuill House,
Ma nuD"-'urer i»nd
WHOLESALE Sf RETAIL
TRUNKS, yALISES AN6 CARPET BASS.
Our Work i* excelled by none, and all arti
cles warranted as represented when sold.
Trunks made to order, covered and retired.
O. 0. CONB,
er in Ilardware, Ink,*
Nails, &c., &c.f
McGregor, Clayton County, Iona.
ALBERT n. HOVET,
MantrfncturerR, and Dealer in all kindrof
FIELD, GARDEN AND FLOWER 6KED6,
No. 194 Ijike Street, Chicago, Illinois.
P. 0. Box M47. Uyl
A. B. HILDRETH,
No%try Public & Conveyancer,
Floyd Coanty, Iowa.
SMITH k, ATKIN80N,
STA TIOSEH Y,
Newspapers, Magazines, $*c. 4C.
CHARLES CITY, IOWA.
fltore on Mill Street, near the Mill.
J. W. SMITH, M. D,
PHYSrCTAN A NI) S URGEON,
Office at the Drug A Book Store, on Mill 8t»
—Residence,near the School Houee.
J. H. STOLLE^
HBALSa AIX KIR lie 99
Charles City, Floyd Co., Iowa.
BLAIR & PERSONS,
WnOLEPALB A BKTAIL DBAUCBS IK
China, Karthern k Glass Ware,
SIL YEK PLATED GtHJjS,
Cntlery, Juiauut-d Ware, Lookiug Olaasei,
jgytaoula Ware, Gas Fixture*), I^unps, Ac.
156 Ea«t Water Street,
VOLLEY ft SNYDEIl,
rtoYD oorirrr MWA
Flows made and repaired,
Otrnrngnhomtd, and Gmeral Jobbing 4m*.
Mks. H. M. DUNN,
Fashionable Millinery Goods,
Wholesale and Rttonl,
No. IB Wisconsin Street, Milwaafee.
Watches and Jewelry,
W. A. GILES,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Has received direct from the Importersa
valuable stock of Gold and Silver Hunting
and open-faced .y.
togetlier with a good assortmentof
Olocks, Diamonds and Jewelry,
all of the latest styles and patterae.
McGregor, (ept. 24,1852. 89tf
IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS,
And Wholesale end Beteil Deelers in
Pine Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Biittor aad Plated Ware, Spectv^jn,
Watch Materials, Tools, Ac.
JKo. 194 East Water Street,
A. B. YAN COTT,
l^POBTBS AMD MAICrACTUSsa ov
Watches, Ckxsks, Jewelry,
SILVER AND PLATE I) WARE, ETC.,
Cor. last Waist an* Wleeudtia Bis.,
Wateh Tools and Materials^ evsrf deecrip-
''tia n »i 'ii ..I .i .i ii I.'
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
A n o
CITT JEW SLR Y STORE,
citt rwro Qoemr*,
compound rrriD extract buchu,
a |W«itivf and »jw»rtBo llenii-dy ftr di.«oi»M* of the Qlad
tit, KSlni'T«,fJravH, aut r»r|«i-sl Swwllinifii.
*h is M«xl» ine lncriaM the (miwit nf I
excites the nhMtrbeobi Into healttiy action. (iy whx li the
watery or calrarenug depot:itionw, and all imnwtuml to
lanfemi ntu an- rwloeed. as woll »ain and inflamma
For Weaknv^-i urisinit from E\re«*en, ihil* of Maal
luUiwwetive ul At)uii-, ulli ixtod wltli the
lnIU[iOiMiii I-1 (jicrttn,
Horr'ir l»i^ea-e, It
l'ni\ crsal I ji^xitudellf
th« Musi iilur Sj-ttiMH,
Hal H.m N.
Dryn»ws nf tin- Skin.
I/w* nf Power,
lHAcnHy at TWaalMnf,
Pain iti tin' Hnlk,
flushine of tn* DDdy,
Krnptions on tlir Fagg,
Thext- -iymptom'. If aHmred to po on, whkh lk«medi
dftt Invariably remove, mhin Pillows
Impolency, Fa'uty, Epileptic Jli,
ooe of wtiH'h tin1
Who can miv tliat they ar^not fr«*|«ntly foHmrsd bjr
Utane1* IHriful IhfeaeeK,"
INSANITY AND CONSUMPllON.
Many are aware of Mm- of tlwir culli riiiK.biit
Kent will corrfen* the records of the fnmine Asylum.
and melancholy death* by conniini|.ti.m bear ampk- wit
n«*H tin- troth of the a«.-wrtion.
Tlic On-titirtk* once atTii-U'd by orsaoie w«akn«aa re
quires the ail of medicine to strwn^ttMa aud tavtgerale
Wkiek JHtlmboW« Extract liurhu invmrimhly doe*.
A trial will coovnu the most ike|tMal.
FEMALES^-FEM ATJS? -FEMALES.
In many afftxtions iectiliar to Females, the
Kltruct Rticliu is utii)nall'l I y any other Ki iri«'.l\, as in
ttiloroali or H%iitioii, irregularity, l*alnfoIK«a or mi|
l«rts.f!n ol i-iwtonmry i'Vai iii«tnni- I'to-i nhul or £cir
rhauK "taU-of tli.• I trn-, i^- irlxiri Im.i or Wlnt--«, Sti-rtt
ItJ, and lor nil coiimplMint* inciih-nt t'» the »••*, whether
arWnic fWtai itMlwcftlk«, Itabtt* uf lUii|aU«i, or
DECLINE OR CHANGE OF ClFE.
Take no more Balsam, Mercury or nnpleas
ant iu.ili. inos for nuvk'ii^aiit or dntixeroiM dincan-s.
EUmbultf a Extract liurhu and fmjirimd Roeetcatk
CURES SECRET DIKEASFS
la all their Ktayc-i, At luilc xpense,
change in diet, Bh tnconvetuence,
AJfD NO KXPOSl'KE.
It eailaef a frequent licntrc and iiivik Ktrenittb to ari
natc. tlicreby nxn mj ili-tru. (n.ti |T v«-ntint'at».l cur
ll»r*trictwe* of the nihr i, iiibtymg pain and JlOam
matiou no frii|'ii nt Ml the ria« of and e«|iellieK
alllx'ixMKMli.. di«cji«l ant! wornouu matter.
uf»ril. i'Kwi l^ hIhi Ii.i\ i-
tx-cn the rictim*
of Quack*, and *ho have |wi li.-a\ _V leer to b«' enrol in
a abort time, have firuad they were docrivetl, and that
the liH£OS la»K, by tlie uai-of |«werfuJ aJtrtngcnt*,
been dried up in the j-y-iein. tu break out in au ngj^rava
tad farm, aud ptrki'pt after mtarrv\pe.
r»e Hclmbnkt'x Extractor IttK-hu for all aWwtiOMH and
iMaaaai* of the urinary organ-t whethar exittiOf to tawle
or frinalr. from »lu»U ver cuuae origmatim: und :h Duit
ter ol how lont ^tandini
TNb«wm-of th»-«) or (tans require the aid nf a diuretic.
HelmN'M Katrxct lti» hu w the (ireat IHureCk*. aad w
t'd cll'ni in nil ilii-i«se- f.»r wliirh
it ia ri-AMnni.-iKijii. ideiire ol the niivt reliable .tad
raaponilile -turA/tiT w.ll ici*n(»tiiy the molii'ine
Ihrtcc §l,ue per Bad tie, srttito
delivered tu i»cy addrsaa, securely packed fruta ofeaanra
lieecribe aymptnus in all coasnuaicatioBa.
Oana Haaratwd. Advle« Oiattt.
Aldreas letter* for information to
H. B. HRI.MBOLD, OhcailiO
104 S»lth Tenth-t U-lo» (lie*(nilt. )'iiil,vlel(»iiia.
Hn.MIV')l.lt'S Mislicai IN-iint.
iH'iu an«l h« iitH'al War«*h«iH4»
MM Bmiu«jrt Ntw York*
Beteare of Counterfeit* and unprincipled Dealer*
wfca e»d«nviV ujli«|ioHf of tlteir own aad other
artlele* oa Uie repiaatioii attained by
Mslaih aWa^ssalne Pr^paratwna.
laiiuwad Husa WaKlr'
atx rmrnoisTH everywhss.
Ask fo»He!ml!old's -Take no othdT.
Cat out the Advertisement and M»d f«r a,
JDJa JL Ja ilrl ElrtJIib.,
Afar* awl. powerful Tnnic, corrective aod altarsltra
Of wonderful eflluary la dlsoasos of the
Stomach, Liver and Bowels,
Ova* Dyapapala, liver Coaapleiat, Waadacto, General
HbMay, Nervuuatieni,. Ik pr^ ic-kiii ol ^)nnu, t,'ou»u
patiou, Colic. Intermittent Fevers, O^uifK aad
itnd nil of ettlier 5Sei,
tfllj"1!(rum Uodily Wnakueaa wbclher
L«rJWMraal in the »)»uwi yroSiiesd
by apeckti caudea.
Kaifclsc tfcat Is eat whukwrae, l^'i.ia] a»d restorative
Ta districts to faded wttta Fever and Af«e, a haa been 1
with oumiar t«f moutii.. in v«iu,
with that dangareus alkaloi.1, art ws uaiy-oqtMMly re-
•tared to Ut«iU wMtia afww days bjr Ute utoof Hue tut waaiy
The WNtk ainmaeh la rafddljr tavifmated aad tha ap
patiu- reetored by this agMaMike Tuna aad hein-« U
wurkH wonder* in -o-e^
armed foim* of IndiRe.-tioe.. Aetih# ax a •.'eiitle and
aalnitiM ayertcat^i well ax upon tbe livwr it aUu luva
ttoMy teliava* tuA. laati^atioa noft-rladmaKl ky uragalar
Mltaa of tba digestive and sacretire orgaas.
at fcabla kabit. liable to Nervoas Attaska.
Lswaaia af S|*ra« and Kit* of Uu*utr, dad i*o«a|* aad
persaaaaat reucf frxu the linu-ni The te-niivmy ua
Uua potnt Is aaoatoouclubi\e,aad trom both bevea.
tba «f«sr Mass OoSe. Is iSnadtately as-oiaged by
laa,tbaaaMMi *t »a wtsiHilst nay be prevented.
As a OiauwdToatt. HWStw'i Mttara praditee «SMs
wtta.il aiuat be axpariMwed or w^nmaad batire they can
ba fully ap|iravtaled Inoaaea of OahSUIntamal Weak
aaasghwiitsre Pacar aeA UaMMf
II. B.' Watches, Clocks and Jewelry re
aired ID tip-top style 43tt
Ia tke navalaaaeM atagea af all ShaaaaaaapWeas an a
lav«f«arant. WUeu the puwara sf aatnre are
it oyoralma tu re eiifurce and re aataSllah theai.
iai,a U flte Oaly Safe Sta»alam, balae
a strnMSiid inuoeiKMia materiaia, and
tkaaM eieukeoh uraselit awre ur feas
eieukeoh uraaelit awre
aad mustmlra of Mia day
Uy fnWala n has ^aaa so ui
ttar addarfr dawraadLf patwiar«
tat eomsMBtty, as Boatatter
UMvuraally, and, a
w it the iatalligeut
Hr«(«tnd by HOSRITSB a SMIT^ IHtabur|h,
Md bj ail DmegML", Qrucin and iWni stsiew every
WaatWaM ttie coorse of empire takes Ms way.'*
A. ». P. HILDKKTH, Editor.
Ghaito Oity, Iowa, Jan. 7,1863k
Colored Soldiert Hurderad.
Oar readers will remember the cap
tare, in June Uat, of a company of
colored soldiers at Mllliken's Rend,
Mississippi, while Gen. Grant waa in
Testing Vickaborg. Tbey^rere taken
while fighting bravely, with the odds
fearfully against them. It was the
first instance of note in which colored
soldiers hud bceti in action, and the
men proved their bravery and capaei*
ty to the admiration even of thoae
who doubted the ability of the freed
men to make soWiers. The engage
ment took place at Milliken's Ben^, a
few milca north of Vicksborg. A
Captain, First Lieutenant and about
eighty men were taken jyisonors.
Since their captl^ty their fate baa
been involved in profound mystery.
Nothing official could be learned con»
cerning tbem, aud from the well
known vindictivcness of the rebel
military authorities the worst tras ap
Iuformatioa baa batn received at
the War Department, by way of Tex
as, stating that these apprehensiona
were too well founded. It appears
that the priaoners were conveyed into
the country several miles and plaoed
in cloae confiemeut. No iuthnation of
I their fate was given them. After sev
eral days the two officers were taken
oat at dead of night, and word given
out that they had escaped. Jt now
appeara that they were hanged witlh
out previous notice or even a sem
blance of trial, in'obedience to a se
cret order from the rebel Secretary of
War. A few days afterwards the ott
er prisoners also disappeared, myste
riously, and there is no doubt bat
also, were secretly mardered by
direction of the Richmond authorities.
What retaliation shall'be inflicted for'
tbeae most barbarous atrocities is yet
to be determined. Jt does not appear
as yet that any eolored soldier has fal
len into the hands of the rebels who
was not either pat to death on the
spot or subsequently assassinated in
••cret by order from Kichmon^,
A Cairo correspondent of the Chica
go Journal relates the following oc
currence which recently took place in
Williamson county, Illinois. Such
incidents are frequeut in that locality,
wtifcre sympathy with the rebellion is
to protect her. With a voice loud
Enough to be heard by the ruffians
oatside he exclaimed, I am unarmed,
plaids wtUi lite paraat aud miU
uat vi all diffUaive atlmalauki
It well k be forearmed agaiaftt dtaeaji*, and, *o fkr
aaUte u man *y*tewi en
a tie ptmtevtnd by liuautu meaog
aaafcwt laaladica oa«eiid«rud by au uawlioloMime aimoe
ytace, iinpura water aud othvr ttutrual caiwaa, liuatet
tar'k Hilars may be mliod iaua aafcguard.
ia Masaiaw«mmwtaaitbr cumiwaiuoao aM'CTTHrs villains Theu telling the lady to
STUlLUfl WTTEBS. 11n» ia|ular |re|*rnl-Mi roiiuuin. I u_ ..„ l. it .7
iwaia*raiuf any ktud, i«u.11\ biiann»i ei.m.1,1 iu ®''ng him the money, to secrete her
ye*, want: but i* ^Hubuiauoo uf extract* ur self and children and not be alarmed
iWnLt Mrtlh lha nuriwt laiid milii. i ...
oncefsought a place of safety. Scarce
Ipr waa Uiis accomplished when the
door was burst from its hinges, and
Swad teMltte aa a tcev ettttve aad InaalSahiti as a rasaa- as Ue^rocS, Clltei
dy andUMNMands who r.-^t tuk uadarafvr«iMiMi«uf ed. Not finding the lady nor money.
i in the outa room, tbey rmhed into the
SStttsffoarb Cowst of (Empire lakes its Mt ijt."
ilies of soldiers living iu the vicinity, lawyer, his practice being somewhat
Early last week a soldier, lame and of the sharpest and as the disposi
sick, stopped at the lady's house and tion of his elder clerk, *Vau Buren, as
aaked permission to remain all uight. siiuilated, in many respects, to his
She refused him, but he said he was own, he was a great favorite—more
too lame aud tired to proceed any far- intimately in his confidence, and usti
ther, and therefore must stay. The la- ally employed in those rfflieatt matters
dy finally conseuted, aud upon retiring i which sometimes occur in an attor
ahe took the precaution to fasten the! ney's business, and in which the
door of his room, buriug the night* straight forward honesty of Mansell
money was giv^n him, and the lady at better pleased to have found Van Bu-
Honesty neyer goes unrewarded it
ia atomy* the heal policy.
CHARLES CITY, FLOYD COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7,11
ft* ttM Charlos Cltjr Intelligencer.
AITK& THE BATTLE-
ST BJS^BKTII Col*.
The moon's pale rays look softly down
Upon a hlood-red field of strife
Proud hearts that soturlit fur hi^h renown
No longer throb with buoyant Kfe.
The morn beheld a living wall,
Firm und nndatuited. meet thjrfce
The lingering rnya of SMiinet Call,
Upon a fciwful R-ch« of woo.
Here, where the battle-shout rang high,
Where fiercely Hew'lhe iron ha"
Behold how low these bmve men He 1
The noble brow serene and pale I
Here lien a Captain, true and brave,
Who nobly cheered his valiant band—
On I on to viet'ry or the grave [hand!"
Strike! strike! he cries, with fearless
Behold that brow, so broad and fiilr,
Upturned in irhastly whitencw now
Soft hands have Knioothel that shining heir
Fond lips have pressed that lovely brow
A mother w iit« with tearful eye—
Watches and waits, but all In vain
A maiden heaves a weary sigh
For on© now lying with the
And here, wlu re hottest raged the figtit,
Meet friend* and foes in thin dark hoar
In eyes that glowed lurks no fierce light.
Wrath melted out, with pride and power.
Sadly they in mutual eyes.
Noting Iv-ath's token 1n each fiM5e,
Assured that^ire the mom shall rise
They will have cloned their mortal
The pale lips move—" Oh comrade, sajr,
Is there no heart to mourn yotir fate!
The cold lips quiver Far away
A loving partner long will wait,
And prattling children wander, oft.
In search of one they ne'er will meet.
No more I'll pre** those lips so soft,
Whose love-tont u made ray lift ao sweet*"
And you fought bravely hand to hand
We ?nct, each son«ht the other's life $
We're dying now, life's ebbinv sand
Is df^lH^i'ig fast, thus ends our strife.
Is there no one to pine for the*
Nu tenderlud t.» droop and f.tdef"
Ah ys otic heart will lonely be,
When in soldier s grave I'm laid.'*
I have a darlirm b.ile at home,
Whose restk*** fe-t, with joyous
Were wont in childislt pluy to ntami
Far down the |«ith to welcome me.
Weishall be uii.ssi d, both you and I,
But wo have lou^lit as brave men slioald,
Now let us show liotv brave men die,
Trusting in God, the only Good."
Let us forgive each other now
'Tls grow i
Friends, pilgrims to thitt unseen lead!
How like a demon in its power
War hweepti avva\ man's ho[e iiadpridp,4
Di-stroyinff kintjiFonn yi an hour
lu iis retiintless, ruthless Jfde
Prairie tUrn, Jan. 4'h, 1864
THE EtlL HOLLOW.
WKIK1NU INCIDENT ()K ltEAL UHl,
In tho town of Catskill, on the HuJM fed
son river, there dwelt, some twenty
years ago, an attorney of the name
Of Mason. Ho was in considerable
and had two clerks in his"
praetice, ana naa iwo cierKs in
ofiicc, whose numftft%ere Mansell and
Van Buren. In point of ability these
young men were nearly on a par, but
they differed widely in disposition.
Van Buren was cold, close, and some
what sullen in temper bqt in busi
ness shrewd, active, and persevering.
Mausell, although assiduous in his du
ties, was of a gayer temperament
The wife of an officer in the array lopen as the day, generous, confiding,' facie case against the accused
recently received from her husband a and free. *n,08J formidable oue being the
package of money containing. $700, a Mason, without being absolutely "'iding of^a considerable sum, in spe
portion of which belonged to the fam- dishonest, was wbat is called a keen
tairiy Unrated nve anots in rapid succession with
effect that three of the
woald-he marderers were killed and a
fourth severely wounded. This unex
pected opposition frightened the re
mainder of the sconndrels who retreat
ed in dismay. Great expitemont was
oaused by the affray and the next
morning a large crowd aaseinbled to
investigate the affair and examine the
wounded man, who had beea taken
isoner. Upon washing ther blacking
tbe faces of the dead man they
were recognised as some of tbe lady's
nearest neighbors, and one of tbem
was hea.own brother-in-law. Tlie he
roic soldier became the lion of the
day, and the* lady insisted upon bis
receiving s share of tbe seven hundred
dollars las a reward for bis brfvery,
b£| this lie persistently refused, say
ing he was already well cared for, *ud
that in defendiug the family of her
who had sheltered and fed btta ha waa
hut doiug bia duty.
might rather hinder lhau help.
Mason had a niece who, he being a
batchelor, lived with him in the ca
pacity of housekeeper. She was a
the family were aroused by a violent
knocking, accompanied with orders to
open the door. The lady refused, and
enquired what was wanted. A mau
on the outside answered that if she
did not want to get hurt she had bel
ter open the door, or they would break
it down she bsd a lot of money aud
they were bound to have it. As might
be expected, she was greatly terrified ject of interest to young men living from one hwHng place to
at these threats and opening the door under the same roof—and by no means ^ut. °ht my Kate 1 1 bear
of the soldier's room she begged him a matter of astonishment that one or the blessed assurance that
Cuth of them should full in love with
her and both of them did. But, as
the yoang lady had Utit oue heart, she
could not return the love of each. It
is scarcely necessary to say that, in
making her election, the choice lell
upon Edward Maiftell, greatly to the
'he recapped his revolver and made (chagrin of his rival, and to the annoy-! and turn their eyes in the direction
ready to receive the Intruders. Tbejaueeof Mason, who would have ^een whence jt proceeded, when, from be-
ren the favored suitor. However,1
Mansell was the choaea lover, and
Masou could not alter the case by ar-1
gumcDt nor was he disposed to send
away his niece, who was ,)u some
measure, essential to his domestic
comfort—and, moreover, be* loved her
as much as he could anythipg. Mat
ters went on in this way for some
time a great deal of 4itteruess aud
rancor being displayed by Mason and
Vau Buren on tjje one h&nfl while
Kate and Edward Mansell found, in
the interviews they oecaaionally en
joyed, more than coeepenaatiou for
tho annoyance to ^hioh ware
It happened, at the time when Ed
ward's engagement waa within a
month of its expiration, that Maaon
bad received a eum of money, as
agent for another p%rty,.amounting to
nearly three thousand dollars, of which
the greater portion was in gold coin.
As the money could not conveniently be
disposed of until tbe following day, it
waa deposited in a tin box in the iron
aafe, the key of which waa alwaya in
9 key OL wmon
Over night—when, to -his inconceiva*
ble horror, he discovered that the
IreaHure was gone
He ruslied down stairs, and meet
ing Van Buren, communicated th^.an*
fortunate circumstance. He in turn
expressed his astonishment in strong
terms, and, indeed, exhibited some
thing like sympathy in his brother
fclerk's misfortune. Every search was
made about the premises, and infor
mation given to the nearest magis
trate but, as Mason was from home,
*nd would not return until the next
«lay, little elso could bo done. Ed
ward passed a night of intense agony
—nor were the ieelings of Kate more
enviable. Mason returned some hours
earlier than was expected, sent imme
diately for Van Hureu, and was clos
eted with him fof a long time.
meet me, at nightfall, in the EtU llol
htnr, when I will tell you aJI."
Mansell, scarcely knowing what he
did, rushed out of the garden, and
through some fields nor did he stop
until he found himself out of sight of
4hc town, on the banks of the river.
Then, for the firs' time, he repented
4i( having listened to the well-meaat
but unwise counsel of his dear Kate.
But tlio step was taken, and he could
not retrace it now. lie proceeded un
til he arrived at a thick grove, in the
Neighborhood of the Ecil Htduve,
where he layliiddeo until night closed
in upon him.
He then approached a dark open
ing in which was a deep hollow,
which had acquired a celebrity from
ingdark -give me yoor toad.".* 'iav'ng been tfce scene of a murder
Mansell retoraed and still lingered
OrtktliO skirt of the grove, ufitil the
Sound of a light footstep on the grav
I e1 path which led to the place, aonoun-
lively, sensitive, and clever girl—very! warned the heart-brokeu lovers that
pretty, iL not positively handsome, it was time to separate. "And now,"
She had «e grace.of a sylph, aud the
was aiwaya in me a
up to the court house. Havinf
patched his business at the
custody of Mansell. »Boon after ho re-1 "Yes, hero is a das/* replied the
ceivcd the charge, Van Buren quitted i other, as he held forth about three
the office a short tim#, and in the In^e- yards of strong cord, here is a line'
rim an application from a client ren- go to the river at a point exactly oppo
dered it necessary for Mausell to go, site tho hollow oak wade out iu a
»PP«roach of the being whom J®
1 ,,e fdt he wa8 about to
Van Buren and her ancle and gather-1 ^er
ed thence that the farmer had succeed-
ed in convincing Mason of Edward's
guilt, by an artful combination of
facts, which would have aiade oat a
Mansell trunk Knowing
that he could not satisfactorily ac
count for the possession of this money,
without the evidence of a near rela
tivo who hud departed for Europe a I
week before, and whose address was
uuknown, and return uncertain, Ed
ward, to avoid the horror and dis
grace of lying iu the county prison,
iu the intermediate time, resolved on
evading tho officers of justice, uutil
ho could surrender himself, with the
proofs of his iurioceuce iu bis hands.
The moon had now risen above the
hill which bounded tho prospect, and
step of a fawn. It was quite natural: the brand
he, "dearest, I leave you, with
that such a idtfden should be an ob- t* be huuted like a beast of prey,
one being—aud that being the best
beloved of my heart—who knows me
to be innocent, and that thought shall
thief upon my fair name,
A remarkably pretty speech, and
well delivered exclaimed a voice,
which caused the youthful pair to start,
hind a decayed and solitary tree that
grew in tho Hollow, a tall figure,
wrapped in an*ample cloak, advanced
toward them. Tlie placc, as we have
already noticed, had an evil reputa
tion and, although Edward and his
companion were, of course, free from
the superstitious fears which charac
terised the country people, an undefi-
^azed upon the tall form before them.
Mansell, however, soon recovered
himself, aud told tbo stranger tlaat,
whoever he was, it ill became him to
overbear conversation which was not
intended for tfther ears than their
Nay," was tha rejoinder, he not
angry with me perhaps yos may
bave reason to rejoice in my presence,
since, being in possession of tbs sto
ry of your grief, it may be in my pow
er to alleviate it. I have assisted men
in greater straits.9
Edward did not like tha )aa4 sen
tence, nor the tone in which it was ut
tered but he said,
returned with all expedition, and in and the other to a stoat cork—bnt re
due time he took the key of the 3uf*»movc it not yet."
from his drawer to depoeit therein as Mansell, whether b« really believed
usual the valuable papers of the office himself to bo in tho presence of tbs
Evil Oue, or that the word was met**
ly expressive of surprise we know
not, exclajmed, The Evil One
TUe Jitfan^er took the compliment,
and acknowledging it with a bow,
said, The tiu box whith you have
been accused of stealing, is at the bot
tom of the river, and you will find
that I have said no more than the
Mansell, utterly incapacitated bj
the overwhelming calamity which had
befalleu him, from attending his du
ties, was walking, ignorant of Ma
son's return, when Kato came, or
rather flew toward him, and exclaim
ed, "Oh, Edward, my uncle has ap
plied for a warrant to apprehend yon
and, innocent though I know you to
be, that fiend in human form, Van Ba
ren, has wound such a web aronnd
you that I dread the worst. I have
no time to explain fly instantly, and not only restore tlic treasure, but cou
vict the thief. Hush I hear a foot
fall." As he spoke, he took the box from
Edward, who now saw his meaning,
fastened the cord to it, and it was
again lowered to the bottom of the
river, aud the cork on tho other end
of tho cord was swinging down with
the tide. Now, follow me in silence,"
whispered the stranger, and tho three
retired and hid themselves behind the
huge trunk of the tree, whence by the
light of the moon, they beheld a figure
approach tho water, looking cautious
ly around him.
That is the thief,17 said tho stran
ger,' in a low voice, in Edwards ear.
I saw hiiu, last night, throw some
thing into the river, and, when he waa
gone, I took the liberty of raising it
hold them now some years before, and heucc was au- i remove his booty, I replaced
object of such superstitious awe to the
fanners of the vteiuity, that lie was
considered a bold man jvho wyuld ven
ture thero after nightfall. This, doubt
less, had iuftuentcd Kate inherchdice
of such a place for tlfcir meeting, in
asmuch as tbey would be secure from
burst into a flood of passionate tears, i
expecting that ho would
it, and had been successfully watch
ing the place just before I met you in
By this time the man had reached
the river's bank, and, After, groping
for some time through Ihe water, he
found the box, but started back in as
tonishment on seeing a long cord at
tacbedto it. .His face was turned
from the witnesses oCthe transaction,
so that Edward and the stranger had
got him securely by tbo collar before
make any attempt to escape
hc" they met.
apon his slroulder,
sea not how
you can help mo you can not give
clue by which to find the box."
des-» straight line untH you find the box fee ver
attach one eud of the cord to the box
of Mausell and Rate
easily conceived than
but, parted, when, as the moonbeam foil
By degrees she became more calm,! ^e'l°w-clerk.
and then detailed to him a converse-! ^)ur l'ni»t8 will not allow of onr say
tion that she had overheard between j'"S
than that ManselTs charac- Two
°^®ared while an Buren
who Mason, for reasons confined to his
own bosom, refrained from prosecu
ting, quitted the towu in merited dis
grace. The stranger proved to be a
gentleman of largo landed property in
ihe neighborhood, which ho had now
visited for the first time in many
years, and, baviug been interested in
the young pair whom he had so oppor
tunely delivered from tribulation, he
subsequently ap^iuted Mansell his
man of business, and thus laid the
foundation of his prosperity. It is al
most needless to add, that Kate, who
long shared his hdart, became
his wife, and shared his good fortune.
A special correspondent of tho Chi
cago Tribune, who was present upon
the floor of the House of Representa
tives at Washington, during tho re
ceut organization of that U, 'j' sketch
es some interesting pen* portrait* 'K
from which we selcct the following
This-young man at the right, talk
iug with the President's private Sec
retary, Nicolay, is Governor, now Sen
ator Sprague, who has receutly aug
mented bia celebrity by a matrimoni
al alliance with the accoufffl ished
daughter of the Secretary of the
Treasury. He resembles his pictures
in tlie least degree imaginable, having
the same square forehead, but a nose
almost of Hebraic outline, an.l an old
er face, and oue, I am obliged to say,
less chaste and sensitive than that
credited to him by his friendly photo
graphs. I saw hina ffFel walking
by McDowell's carriage on returning
from the first Bull Hun. Jle looks as
though he had seen much of life since
that. His lower face is full, and his
nable teeling stole over them, as they |lcatj broad, giving him that peraonul! receive a friend, they cannot carry on
I force, wbicli, backed by cotton mills, the daily intycourso of the family,
lias won biru his ptjfUiou in the na- without suspecting some offence is
tion. He has a large head, a resolute
mouth, a wide, quick, eye, a
air, au eager manner, and looks as if
he meant work.
Notice that man near the corner of
tKh Hall, leaning forward to pick a
bit of ti^e thread of prevent business
from the bewildering tangle. He is
obviously a lion for Sumner, Gen.
LLalleck, Mr. Hamlin, and other such,
advance to greet him. Ue is not tall,
hia dress is neat, his hsir is almost
white, with whiskers and mouatadbs
flowing uulimited, KT*J now—they
have been black. Frota jwa bland
face he smiles welcome ano rood will
to all, and mainl
mality of introdl
ning fire of oooi
Iik| a potfl as
MiNM mmvwuh'MM •MIHUW^.iim
accompanied the stranger t(» the spot,
and in a few minutes, the Ilex, sealed
as when lie last aaw it, was again in
his possession. lie looked from tile
treasilre to the stranger, and at last
said, I owe to you more thau my
life fur, in regaining this, I shall re
cover my good name, which has been
He was proceeding toward the
shore, when the other cried
Stop, young gentleman not qnite
so fust just fasten your eord to it,
and replace it where you found it, if
you please." Edward stared, bnt the
stranger continued Were you to
tako that box back to your employer,
think you that you would preducc
any other conviction, on l.iin than
that, finding your delinquency discov
ered, you wished to secure impunity,
by restoring the property? We must
the featares of Van Buren, his
PRICE, TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM*
bnt he seems not at all incorporeal.
He looks as if he might last a score
of years yet God grant he may—to
kindle at the altar of American hearts,
the prophet's sacred and renewing
Thfre, in tho ladies' gallery, is a
woman who will not flinch under my
penciT—or anybody's. Mrs. Jano G.
Swisshelm, of Minnesota, one of the
sharpest politicians among American
women, I think, and, for all that, a
good housekeeper I know, for I have
eaten h^r Wscaits. She Iras a very
large hea3, high over firmness and
Relf-estoem, wide at combativencss,
massive in the intellectual-moral re
gions, and a forehead as square as a
marble block—causally jutting out in
the most defiant manner. Added to
this, a face full of self-assertion, a
controversial moafh, which plainly
says, No compromise "—an inquisi
tive nose, sharp almost to ficrpcnesa,
and eyes four times as sharp as her
nose. Fifteen years ago she was td
itor of the Pittsburgh Sntnrday Visitorf
and the most widely-read and popular
female writer in^his country. Her re
cent miscellaneous articles, show the
same warm-heartedness and genial
style, but party warfare has wesried
and worried her, anti on Dolitical top
ics, the ink flows acrid from her pen.
As an opponent she is disagreeably
witty, and in debate as unrelenting as
1'arson Browulow. She leads off the
"applause in the ladies' gallery to-day,
and when the mild Copperhead Clerk
utters his mild reproof, she looks as
if she would delight in tweaking his
nose. In religion, she maintains the
doctriaes of the old Scotch .Covonaut
ers, and as she makes a zealous cham
pion, I am certaiJ*she wonld make an
admirable martyr—for she would
the stake at any time for the pri
of tho last word. She is poaprve,
progressive and aggressive, ana usu
ally on the other side." Her deci
sion, courage and self-reliance, the
availability of her knowledge and the
power of Iter personal magnetism, eu
dow her with the qualities of a lead
er and if she, with five hundred oth
er American women, should be wreck
ed some fine morning, ouany desolate
island in the Pacific, Mrs. Swisshelm
would be elected Queen in fifteen min
utes, and have a provisional govern
ment organized before dinner.
I turn to meek a tall and patriarch-,
al 10n£tng man, with a most benig
nant face, advancing down the hall.
My old, youjif? friend, John Pierpont.
'Old, for he will turn the Tour-score cor-i
ner next winter, and wrote rhymes be-^
fore the present century began. Young,
for though 'the deeaded are tallied off
in wrinkles on his face, and his hair
and beard white and flowing, like a
t)ruid's, yet ho retains a freshness,
elasticity and buoyancy that many a
young man miglit envy.^ His /ace is
rosy, fus step free and firm, aod his
straight as a wild Indian's, war
years ago, a few anti-slavery
young men here called a meeting of
their kind, for the organization of a
society whose object was to be to
assist in placiug this community on a
higher plane, with regard to Litera
ture, Loyalty and Liberty." Tho eve
ning came—so did Jr. "Pierpont.
know I do not intrude," he said to us,
I saw the call to
Youug Men,' and
I looked within my heart and found
that I answered to the description
llis wit is always at band
,..v his good
nature imperturbable. ,.
his long enjoyment of his faculties, j18
and of life, to his abstemiousness. Hisjer8'
laii^uage is spoken, jin"
tho scream of the wild eagle."
A hubbub in tbe hat!. All ifc tu
mult. Somebody shouts something
o e S e a k e o e e s u 'left
up and put on their hats, aa if to run
to a fire. Tho bpeaker siys Tis
moved and seconded that the House
now adjourn. Many as favor it say
'Aye.' Contrary 'No.'" Nobody
says anything^ except the Speaker,
who says "Ayes have it. House
stand# adjourned." And we will ad
journ our sitting, too, Mr. Editors
I a n n o a y a
His headjr ,md. If we are frank and geucrous,
IV3?fiu?d V Uiy w'4 kiuJljr. If, OU
There is an air of rejuvenescence aud-pc-rpetunto tf»e existenceAben\ron*
about him, which the contrast of his uiiu-ht bo us^d livf^i^ i
age turns into a perpetual surprise
contrary, we arc suspicions, men lcara 1
to be cold and cautions to us.
Ijet a person have the reputation of*
being touchy, and everybody is under
more or less restraint, aud in this way!
the chances of an imaginary ofTenco
are vastly increased. People who fire
np easily miss a deal of happiness.
Then" janndiced tempers destroy their
own comfort as well as that of their
friends. They have forever some fan
cied slight to brood over. The sunny,
serene contentment of less selfish dia
poaitious never visits tfiem.
A HOVEL SUGGESTION.
Rev. Dr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky^:
in a receut article in his paper, theT-~
Danville Renew, makes a novel sug-r
gestion to the. rebels if they refuse to,
submit. Jle says
TOere are some people who
ways looking out fjpr slights.
vwit, they cannot
How can the final sneeeta of the in*
snrgent cause be any longer even im^
agined, exi^pt opou the basis of sotuo
change in the condition of the parties,
which oaly a miraelo could produce?
Two or three hundred thousand veter*i
an insurgents, with almost no availa*
bio reserve of fighting men, roightj,.
protract the war and do much mis*
chief but that they can finally, oif
even long, maintain themselve#
against au equal number of Federal
veterans, with a reserve that is pract
tically inexhaustible, cannot bo im
agined. If these insurgent troopsP
are so embittered agaiust the United!
States that they are resolved to bra*,,
any fortune sooner than reffcrn to their
allegiance to it, how much better itt
wcAild be for them to qoit the desper-*
ate folly and mischief in which they*
are now engaged, and, escaping then
destruction which awaits them, jnarch|
into Mexico, drive the French ontof it-^
and, followed by their women and|-~
children, establish themselves it#
some portion of Spanish America,!
where ail who choose to share their|K,.
fortunes might join them from tha
I nited States, and where they wouldf
lay the foundations of a glorious fix.
ture. It would be a wonderful tiling/
if iu the providence of God, this moiv4 v
strous conspiracy against the exist
ence of the nited States as oue ow"
the great nations of the earth, shook*
end in making it still more powerfaf
and durable than before in totally!
changing the condition of the blacky
on this continent, and by consequence^
in some degree, throughout the world 5
in creating a great Protestant, Anglo
Saxon nation in the vast region on"
this continent so long abusod by Pa
pal and Latin races besides work
ing out, in regard to two great Euro*
pean nations, results in all respects!
the opposite of those they hoped tof
derive from our ruin. No event i
modern times has been so frnitful as|
the t&ar waged to establish the inde-i
peudftice of this nation and wlw*
need dobbt that tho far more terrible^
now being waged to maintain!
might bo used by Gad ia a
still more fruitful.
THE REBEL T.kadvwb
letter to tbe New York TioMBt
Trom Chattanooga contains the fol
lowing interesting and creditable atate-?
ments as to the condition of things in*
the heart of tbe South, derived from
refugees and prisoners
"Speaking of the leadovs* 1 bar®*#*
the glasses at the optician's, for he
has never damaged them with the
glasses at the corner grocery. As
everybody knows, Temperance and
freedom have no more ardent lovers
than he-. His poems are known where- conspiratora,
vcr the English laiy^uage is spoken,! rebellion after
and will be read with admiration when
oblivion shall have swallowed up all!
the wrestling politicians of the hour.
He writes now betimes, and aa Park
er "aid of his poems twenty years
ago, his writings of to-day also ring
told by one who, from connection?
communication with them, is weIU"
lie attributes PiePaJ"cd to speak on tho facts, that it
'"disputable fact that the lead-»
teeth are sound, for he never chewed c°me8» there witt be not even the|
tobacco his digestion is good, for he ""P*5 ^future, have hoarded all that
never smoked his eyes do not need I t"ey
designed. They are aa touchy "as
hair«triggcrs. If tiiey meet an ac
quaiutauce in the street who happcus
to bo pre-occupild with business, they
attribute his abstraction to some mo
tive personal to theitselves aud take iwiuugiiiy inrormed -'what will ba
umbrage accordingly. They lay on the effect on the Confederacy of thirf
others the fault of their own irritabil-j defeat 'Alas,* said- she *1 fear fl
ity. A fit of indigestion makes them 7*ill prove fatai. It would be msd#
see impertiueuce in everybody with! ness to Attempt to disguise the truth!
whom they come in contact. Inno- There is small hope for tbe caaae now!
cent persons, who never dreamed of The Federal »rmy is too numerous it
giving offence, are astouished to find fights too well, is at laat in too
some unfortunate word or some m**,.
mentary taciturnity mistaken for an
insult. To say'the least, tbe baVit is
unfortunate. It is far T/iser \Q take
the more- chsritab'.^ vie of our fellow
beings, aud hot suppose a slight iu-
iluit tended uoJfes*. Vne neglect is open and Jet the agony be over.' This, onavesk
little direct. Lifo takes Its hue, iu a greSt, tionably, is the sentiment that'is erew»i^
bets, degree, from tie color of our own ing into the Southern mind, leavinj.
e a v i n
tbe rebellion naked of all else but (btW
deei.cration uf tk H*
whom, when the final crashr
lay their hands oti
preparatory to escaping from the coon?
try. I have no doubt of this. Hun-*
dreds who, though not among the!
most prominent leaders, have been'
more or less conspicaeus, either as ori
or in sustaining
after it ^ras launched,,
itL 4iim!inii vimn ha\e already gone to foreign couu^
Concerting their posses*
sions into ready means. Large num|
here are preparing to follow and it^
will not be long before the leadcrst
will begin to leave by blockade runT
ners. This I know is the expebtatio
of well informed persons ia Georgi
and Alabama, communicated to
friends behind—all seceiiaioists^,
by the panic-stricken raJ*
treafltfsJJragg, have come in, in con*
siderabJe fhil^bcrs, within the last fe
days. They a^rjjgin saying that re
els wto never b2&ri admitted tha
thero conTd he failorf*-. now con
they do not-aee*in abat l^MHrter
star of hope is to rise
sanguine, but more reat^J*S
fess to the beginuing of tiu^.
here msy over-estimate
»reo and consequence?"'*
hich Grant haa dealt
front of the Confederacy
rf#t.l°l,,r '»-".on fWy
that is tangiblo^ derived from
ty of sources. Vor is our beliei
solely on local deduction^bat on whai*
is said by a '.nnltitnde of witnessesf
mdaai, sn.ui tf-duy to a rebel liU
ny the wtfe of a prominent rebel oft
ficer, herself highly intelligent and
thoroughly informed—' what will
handa while the Confederate" army
ia too small, is too much broken ill
spirit, is too badly led, to afford real
sonable ground of hope that the Conf
federate cause can succeed. This be*
ing so, let the eud come quickly an[
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