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i. BIObSMAB la aw aatbariaad ageat at Saeraweale.—
All (flaw Nr adeartlaiag. etc . left rHb blN alU raectra lat
m Nm iMaatiaa.
A. BADLAM. Jr.. la ear aatbariaad agent at RarraMta aad
•U praaytfy bread al«artlwaaau baaded lla far aa.
COL. L. B. BOTKIN* la ear aatberiaed ageat at Aarara.
Ilaaa Oaaaty
A. I. L. MAR b apal Nr tka Dawrur at Ttrflala rite.
Nevada Tr.-rHary. __
OAca, mm C*l§nt Itrrel.
flrofcMional Carts, Etc.
, ft. O *CI JTTTS ft.
■Oftce— North sld# *< Ptaae (upstairs)), Placerriile.
[novftf )
t. a. tirrnsu. J. wiujftMi.
Plarervilte and Georgetown, E) Dorado Connly. Cftl
omCES—Doeglass’ Block (up stairs), Placerriile,
soJ ua Mala *t., Georgetown. nortyl
rtactrrUU, San Fruneearo,
Practicu Law in all ike Court* of Utah.
Often, at Canon and Virginia City. JeN lf
ionu icaa, H. C. aiota.
Oftre in city Block, Placerrillc.
Will practice Law in the Court• of El Dorado and
ad juicing Cowatin—in the Supreme Court, and the
Courts or I
I Utah Territory.
nil 9
ft. A. VftH OUELD*R,
Placerrillc. El Dorado County, California.
OrnCE, corner Coloma and Mate Streets. tf
Often, in Douglass’ Building (up stairs). Main
Btrect, Placerrillc. ‘f
L. T. esan. oao. a. riLnaa.
wm practice law in all the Court* of El Dorado and
adjuln ing Counties.
Oftre In Douglas*' Building (upstairs).
Deeds. Mortgage* Ac., correctly written end ac
'hnewtedgsd. Deposition* taken. Note* protested.
oftce—Back rotyn, (up stair,) In Douglas A lime's
Building. Mala osrer*, neat the Cary llouac.
Oftce— In the Coort-Houee, with County Recorder.
vm preteat Nvtea. draw Deeds, Mertguges. Pow
er* of Attorney and HOMENTEAD DECI.aRATIONP.
with asatneas and diapatch, on the moM reasonable
Scrim*. j*nft-tf
gfte-Oftee, at Residence. Main street, three
doors shore Bedford Arenue, Placcrv ilir. sulO
Union town, El Dorado County.
In and far El Dorado County—Oftce at Diamond
anti Springs.
sows cnoau, I. a. Tins.
Oftce, (ep stairs.) oeer Henry A Bye’s Store, adjoin
ing the Telegraph Oftce, opposite the Cary
aatl Main street.
Books, Stationery, Etc.
aty Block, Main street,
Csesir of Mai* -Steerf and Utt Plata,
Havua Clfart, Tobacco, Boobs, Sta
tionery, Cmtlcrjr 9 PlayUg Cards,
Taakto Votloßt, PrnlU, Oma
and Drlodf R«ti and Candles,
AlM,r*oetr#s byr every Stenner the Imteat Atlantic
nad Reropeeo Veoatnpera, Mnfnslnes and Prrlodl
ftlWlfgpvtrßl ury trtiy
*JS, European Newspapers. Maya
Tops, Tofaaftco, Cigut, Fruit, Nuts,
Oandiea, etc., ate..
Main tenet, opposite the Cary House,
vtlole * ale nod Retail Dealer* In
MSttm books, stationery,
pBBr Cutlery,
Msnashsil- Pipe*. Tobacco, Cigars, Candies,
Fruits, etc., etc.,
Mare fast sacelerd the largest and best selected
gtock or(Jood* In ttudr Doe of buslnen ever brought
do this market.
Thlr friend*, and VhepuMU in geoarfl. Are respect
ful ]y Invited to call and examine.
Any are *|ae receiving, per trtrj Steamer from
Yon, the latest PutotlettNoo*. no*B-8m
#A*,« A
t rsscmtriLLS,
Opposite Messrs. Hewlett A Burnham’s.
tr hare * i
They hare a well selected stock of STATIONERY,
EOUS WORKS; also, a large rariety nf FANCY
GOODS, CUTLERY, choicest brands of CIGARS and
TOBACCO, FRUITS, CANDIES, etc., which they of-
Me fsr swie *< the lowest oash prices. norlT-Sra
Big just received a splendid aaaortment of
titudard and Miscellaneous Works,
soooacaoss, mw ■
nonsg grains*, no., ***••
Selactad sxyrseely for the Country Trade, and felling
4t greatly reduced rates. Also,
Colon; Alta daUfornla, Bulletin
Mirror, etc.
lep* »—stonily as hand, and sslf unusually low.
ftoteltf, Restaurants, Etc
Corner of Main and Sacramento streets,
H. T. PLANT, having leased the above named
uopular Hotel, ia now prepared to accommodate
ermanent or transient boarders in a style equal to
that of any house in the County. No pains will be
spared to render the ORLEANS still more deserv
ing of public support than heretofore ; and the
proprietor, with confidence, anticipates a liberal
share of public patronage. povl7-3tn
J. R. U A RDENBERG H t J. B. DAYTON, Proprletor..
Fanrth Street* between J and K,
Jan 4 If
THE undersignrd rrepectfnlly
informs the citisens of Pla
cerville nnd the pubvic general
ly, that ho has taken the above
namrdhouse and renovated and re furnished it iu
the best style. lam prepared at atl times, day or
night, to accommodate those who may favor me with
their patronag, with the very best of everything the
market affords, prepared in any desired style.
Oyatere, Chickens, Tnrkays *
of all kinds served to order.
%9 1 Fruits and Paatry of all kinds constantly on
hand. A share of patronage is respectfully soli
Placervllle, November 18,1P61.—ftm
On the I’Uxa Fleeerrille.
The above popular Place of Resort has
been leased hy the undersigned, and thoroughly
renovated and lefitUd.
Every Delicacy of the Season
Constantly on band. Meals served at the shortest
notice. A share of patronage solicited.
Main street, third door above the Carr n mse.
The undersigned respect- .
fully informs his friends and t
the public generally, that he
Is keeping his EXCHANGE
on the European Restaurant Style, an I is prepared
to furnish
Meals at all Hears, Day er Eight,
And to accommodate BOARDERS AND LODGERS
MT The Saloon Is kept open all night,
Best of Liquors, Wines, Cigars, Ac.,
always um h,\d.
jan4J [m3
iLiquor Dealer,
Plasa, Main street. Placersiile.
Bam pie Room in Cary Houae Build.ng. jan4
Cigars, Tobacco and Fruit,
Cary House,. Flacerville.
dec 7] l3m
business on their
(Formerly of VantiM It Co.'s, Main street,)
Would iuform their old
friends, the traveling
public, and the commu
nity in general, that
__ they have commenced
account, in the new and ele
gantly arranged room iu the CARY HOUSE
BUILDING. Main street, Plaeervilie.
most skillfal professors in the tohsorial art
to the KstabUshmcmk.
WIGS. Toyrrat'ete., made to order,
ralronag* I* respectfully invited.
dec7lm /* DEO BERN AT HO WITZ-
• f-
Respectfully announce to the ladies and gentlemen
of Placenrilte that, bgving enlarged their estab
lishment, and procured all the necessary apparatus,
they are prepared to Accommodate them with gen
At the following Prices :
Russian Steam Baths One Dollar.
Galvanic Baths One Dollar.
Iron and Sulpher Baths One Dollar.
Hot, Cold and Shower 8ath5....—.... Fifty Cents.
Entrance to Baths, through the Cary House.
*TA Private Entrance for ladles. no2tf
W. Is. MARPLE & CO.,
Qlaaiera and Paper-Hanger*.
Cl ARRIAOKS, Banner,.Fie**,Transparencies,Re
' galla*. Ac., Painted at priori to mil the times.
Juit Raceired and for date, CHEAP POR CASH,
10,000 Feet of Window Glass,
All sites, from Bxlo to 80*40. AIso,PUTTY, and al
kinds of
Smalts, Turpentine, Brushes, Gilt Moulding, Gold
Leaf, Bronae, ac.
gyOrders from the country, for work or ma
terial, promptly attended to.
W. L. MARPI-E k CO.,
s 7 Main st., near Stony Point, Placervllle.
Branch of Kra. A. E. Irwin’s
Store, San Prancisco. HB9
MRP. IBWIN, <>f Ban Francisco. haring es
tabli.hrd a branch *f her MILINEKY AND
DREBS-MAHINO FatabliAmint In lhl> city (next
door to Nachman', Hardware Mtore, Main Street)
where ihe haa opened a auortraen of
OP EVERY DESCRIPTION, reMpectftilly tnrltestbe
Ladies to call and efamine her goodi and fashions.
|9* All Itlndi of Millinery aDd Dreis-Making
dona with dispatch and at low price*. nov*uiB
" A
BrJ4les, Whips, Spurs, Legging,.
Brushes, Combs, Collars, Bln-/
ches, Herte Sheets and Blank-!
Together with a .arg e and complete assortment cf
Leather Preaerrattrc, do., Ac., all of which I, offered
at Bacrainenlo Prices.
Iron Fire-Proof Block,
deeSlJ Main street, Placerrille. [Pm
* Z •' : l --T-,
He satbr my aide, on the sea girt rocks,
Where >.he-spray dashed wbHe and high,
Where the blue sea mocks the sky shove,
And the wind goes wandering by;
He told me the wind sang an old love song,
Aalt wandered forever and aye:
He told me the sea made love to the shore,
Kissing and wooing it all the day—
Each bird that circled above our head,
Wheeling so dizzily over;
Was telling or hearing a story of love
From some dizzily wheeling lover.
Now, I sit alone on the sea girt rocks,
And I look in wonder back,
And say : “ I was happy on such a day.
But the joy has flown, alack !”
The wind was a faithless lover,
And the sea was treacherous too,
And the wild birds wheeling over
W'ere never a one of them true ;
He that sat with me was like them—
Neither wind, or ocean, or bird,
W as ever »m>y
From his whispcrinr-lips i had heard.
Miss PrUellU’i Dream.
‘I had such a queer dream Inst night,’
said Miss Priscilla Woodside to her dear
brother John, who sat reading the morn
ing paper.
lie looked up with an expression of face
not at all pleasing, and said, with a half
‘These school girl fancies! What new
thing has your romantic brain devised
now T’
‘lt was only a dream,’ said Priscilla,
submissively. ‘I thought we had a pres
ent In which we took so much delight!
I can't conceive what is going to happen.’
‘Nor I,’ was the mocking response.—
'But, of course, it behooves us to know
directly. Nonsense, Priscilla; the next
thing you w ill he dreaming that I am mar
‘No.’ said Priscilla, earnestly, ‘I hope
not. With your present ideas 1 fear you
could not make one happy.’
And the pleasant faced woman to whom
forty would never coinc again, sighed and
went on with her Occupation.
‘I have been jfkrecked once upon that
rock,’ was llniogloomy reply. ‘Nothing
can ever tempt me again.’
‘Because one woman was unfaithful it
does not follow that all are. I wish, John,
you could find in the wide world some
thing so good and true that even you could
no longer sneer.'
The person addressed arose impatiently,
shook back his dark locks and went stri
ding up and down the room. He was not
so very old. although he was known as
Old Woodside among his townsmen. — :
Neither was he naturally a disagreeable
looking man; but an expression which
time could not have stamped there, rested
forever upon his face, an expression which
served to frighten away all his neighbors,
and keep the old house dreary and sad.
A domestic opened the door.
‘Letters, sir!’
John tore them open one after another,
paused long over the last, anil uttered an
exclamation of intense disgust.
‘There’s your present, Priscilla, and a
line one it is, too.’
‘L)o tell! What is it?' said Priscilla,
in an excited manner.
‘A nice young lady, daughter of that
Albert Landor w ho, years ago, after heap
ing upon me every possible injury, took
away from me all that made life endura
ble. Since then w hat have I been, thanks
to him ? Now he coolly proposes, being
upon the point of death, as he informs me,
to leave me his only child as a legacy.—
Hope Landor, indeed! She has little to
hope for here except the alms house, where
she shall go speedily.’
‘Poor little innocent orphan! You
won't send her there brother ?’
‘Won't I ?’
His rcully ImniKome mouth curved into
a sardonic grin as he spoke.
’But I could manage so that it would
never be in your way, John. Poor thing!
neither father nor mother! I know I shall
take to it at once ; so, John, do let us keep
lie raised his eyebrows slightly.
‘Am I master in my own house or nm I
not ? I never mean to encourage baggar
‘But a little child running about this
dreary old house will brighten it up so.
We shall grow young again,'
His brow darkened with anger ; Miss
Priscilla paused in time, well knowing by
experience that nothing would be gained
by urging tbe mutter further. She turned
away, thinking of her pleasant dream,
and sighing at the pleasant prospect be
fore her.
That day fortnight, Mr. John Woodside
was called away very unexpectedly on
business. A day or two after his depar
ture, a carriage deposited at the door of
the Woodside mansion, a little golden
haired, sad-eyed child. Miss Priscilla
paused a moment, debated with herself,
then flew down the steps and took the
child in her arms. From that moment
little Hope Landon had one faithful aqd
loving friend, who had vow ed ill her heart
never to desert her.
Week utter week went on. Mr. Wood
side’s business, which had at first seemed
easy of settlement, was found to be so
complicated and involved in its character,
that his absence from home was much
long than that originally suggested.
At last one autumn night, filled with
sad reflections, he drove through the
gloomy avenue and approached his own
door. He walked up the steps with a Arm
tread, threw open the outer door and en
tered. His sister met him with an embar
rassed and confused look, which at any
other time would have attracted his im
mediate notice. Now he was too much
occupied with many other things to ob
serve it.
‘Any news?’ he with an approach
to cordiality foreign to him, but which
arose from his long übsence from home.
‘None, I believe,’ was the hesitating re
At this moment a burst of laughter
floated down the staircase.
‘Hark !' he exclaimed, nervously; ‘what
is that? Is the house haunted?'
‘lt is only the wind rattling the win
dows. The house is old, you know.’
‘Yes,’ he responded, dryly ; ‘but in all
my long experience I never knew the wind
to make such a noise as that. By the
way, we shall not be troubled with Lan
der's child. Just before I left home, I
wrote that the proposed legacy was both
unexpected and undesirable, and therefore
I must decline it. So that nuisance is
Next day the master of the house, re
clining upon a sola, fell into a troubled
slumber. Hjs dreams were not pleasant;
indeed they seldom were. Men who cher
ish a bitter remembrance $n their hearts,
baye few agreeable thoughts either waking
or sleeping. But now his dreams took a
different turn from usual; he went back to
his younger day«,b||gp/'V- days then would
ever come again.
Once more he wandered with Albert
Landor through the vast forests of that far
distant region, whither they had gone on
a hunting todr one ever-to-be-remembered
year, lie went user the old story from
beginning to end. Again he entered the
Indian tents and saw the painted warriors
w ith wild gestures and extravagant mo
tions, preparing their war dances. Once
more he gravely smoked the pipe of peace
with the grim chief. Still he was pursu
ing his game with aM the reckless enthu
siasm of a hunter, or dropping silently
down some lonely river of a moonlight
There had been »a wild charm about
those days, the Memory of which was not
yet quite lost through all the bitter years
that had intervened. All his fairest hopes
had turned to ashes since then ; all the
beauty and the vigor of his life had died
out, and he cherished in his heart now
only bitterness and hate—a most unchris
tian hate—fur all his fellow men.
A child's sweet voice startled him from
his dreams, a pair of eyes that seemed
strangely familiar, peered into t>>v fane cau
‘You don’t look very w!c"Keo, was the
innodtnt remark of the child i ‘but aunt
I’riscilla is so afraid of you, and she will
be angry with me for coming here.’
‘Who are you ?’ he asked, keeping her
aloof, with a strange presentiment of the
‘Hope Landor.’
‘How old are ?'
‘Ten, sir.’
Mr. Woodside rang the bell, ordered the
domestic to request Miss Priscilla's imme
diate presence, and then sat down in stern
silence. Miss Priscilla entered with a fait
eiing step, saw the child and sat down
tremblingly to nwait her brother’s plea
‘How came this child here?’ was the
first question.
Priscilla explained.
‘Do you recollect mv saying that she
•bould be sent directly to the alms house?
I will give orders to that effect; she must
go at once.’
‘Yon will not be so cruel. See! she is
a beautiful child and loves me already.’
His only answer was to ring the hell a
Second time. Again the servant opened
the door.
'Put the horses into the carriage and
bring it round in half nn hour.’
The domestic bowed and retreated.—
Miss Priscilla aroused herself. She was a
meek woman, who had never in her life
dared to say her soul was her own. At
this moment she seemed endowed with a
strange courage
‘John, the child shall never go there.—
If you turn her from the house, I go too.
Whatever my fortune may be, she shall
shore it, for I wilt never desert her.’
Not a muscle ol his face moved; he list
ened to her in grim silence; when she hsd
finished, he spoke again.
‘Very well; if you must go you must.
The carriage shall be oidered to take you
wherever you please, and at any hour you
choose. Understand, however, that to
morrow must not find you an inmate of
this house.’
‘God foreive you for this wickedness,’
said Miss Priscilla, drawing herself up and
casting upon her brother a look which he
never forgot. .'Then she took the child by
the hand, went down the wide stairs, paus
ed a few moments to gather together a
small bundle of clothing, then went on her
wav, whither, none hut herself knew.
At first the master of the house, left
alone, took a grim sori r of delight in his
freedom. There was no one now to mo
lest or disturb him ; he could manage his
own household, dine and sleep when he
pleased, ami follow without fear of inter
ruption all his favorite pursuits.
But tliis could not Inst. His sister’s
calm, meek lace had been before him all
his file. Somehow he missed it now.—
Strive as he might, he could never think
of her hut as dying of starvation in some
remote place.
The child, too, haunted him like a ghost.
The days began to grow intolerably long,
the nights were filled with agony ; the
autumn windssbriekedand moaned about
the old house, until the solitary occupnnt
groaned in sympathy believing himself
one of the lost spirits thaFhuunled the
At last no servant would stay in the
house, the master of which wns haunted
by Mich fearful ghosts. Lelt alone his ex
istence became intolerable. None knew
for a certainly, but his neighbors could
surmise the wretched fife he led. At
length, one wild night, John Woodside
was seen to emerge from the great lonely
house, walk down the neglected avenue,
and then he disappeared to be seen no
more. The slow years went on. Now
and then some one who had heard the sto
ry looked at the old mansion and shrugged
his shoulders significantly.
‘Old Woodside must have died long ago
in some foreign land, doubtless. Well, he
led a worthless life ; he is well out of the
world. Wonder what will become of the
old house ?’
Nine, then ten years passed, and old
Woodside was nigh forgotten. During
the same year, upon a winter night, a gay
company had collected in the principal
theater of a brilliant French city. The
audience, impatient, eager, yet good-nu
tured withal, were anxiously awaiting the
appearance of the new prima donna an
nounced upon the hills. La belle Atneri
caine she was called ; none knew her by
any other name. Young, pretty and tal
ented, she hud devoted herself to her pro
fession with uncommon earnestness, and
hade fair, so the papers said, to attain a
higher rank than any vocalist that had as
yet crossed the water.
But the present audience were anxious
to judge for themselves, and so they look
ed impatiently for her appearance. She
came at last, when expectation was at its
height, and amid breathless silence ad
vanced and began her task. The figure
before them, pretty and graceful as a fawn,
with her purely Americau face, fair and
delicate, attracted the admiration of all;
her voice, when it once rose in song, fill
ing all space with inimitable sound, wild,
bird like, breathing of the forests of her
far distant home, surpassingly rich, that
completely carried away her audience,
who, true to their French nature, was as
enthusiastic in their admiration as they
would have been in their condemnation.
A storm of applause shook the house, —
wave after wave of praise rolled up at the
feet of the triumphant songstress, who,
bowing gracefully, awaited iu calmness
the time when silence should resume her
'Mil foi , monsieur,’ said a heavily mous
tached Frenchman to his thoughtful look
ing neighbor, ‘your countrywoman sings
divinch; you should be proud of her.’
The person addressed, a fine looking
man wiul an intellectual face, but with an
air of peculiar gravity, aroused himself
from a dream, bowed ami smiled in an
swer to his enthusja&lic neighbor.
‘Yes, sir, I am proud of la belle Ameri
caine. 1 had well nigh forgotten how my
countrywomen looked. 1 have not been
home for a long year,’
'Eh bun ! she singß like angel. Are
all American women like her?'
A shadow fell over his companion’s face.
A troubled look swept away the smiles.
'! don't know; I have few or no friends
The Frenchman's look of polite curiosi
ty merged into one of renewed admiration,
as the singer's clear notes rose mice
more upon his ear. It was but a repeti
tion of what h#! preceded; but even
repetition could not destroy its charm.
The American, leas excited than his friend,
studied the face of the Mnger, which more
and more as he looked at it, recalled some
face once seen in his past life, but loag
since forgotten. A wearied look habitual
to him sallied down upon his face, and
again lm wfta lost in a dream, and awoke
only to find himself in the midst of the
crowd which swayed to and fro as it pass
ed out from the theater.
The next night found him in the same
place, awaiting the appearance of his coun
trywoman with an impatience that nearly
equalled that of his neighbor upon that of
the previous evening. In his hand he held
a bouquet of ctioice fiowein, BtttSlMy se
lected a F renal -yAen but compri
sing those only which were familiar to
American eyas, lie intended it as an of
fering to the sweet young singer, whose
appearance had so singularly attracted
Once more she glided before his vision,
filled the air with sweet sound, and listen
ed again to the. unbounded applause that
fallowed. Bouquets, fragrant and beauti
ful, dropped at her feet. One came lazily
after all the rest, Hung by the hand of the
dreaming American. She stooped down,
gathered that alone of all that lay at her
feet, looked with delight at its pale, pure
fiowers, and glancing at the giver, mur
mured 'How beautiful Another burst of
applause followed this action, so simple
and childlike. Then succeeded a strange
silence, broken by a sudden and hoarse
‘Fire! fire ! the building is on fire!'
A hundred voices took up the cry, and
all was uproar and confusion. A bright,
red fiame darted out from the stage as its
gauze like decorations caught here and
there. The smoke whirled and floated
over the heads of the maddened multi
tude as in vain they sought, in one huge
mass, to reach the doors. Suddenly a
shrill cry reached the ears of the Ameri
‘Save her! save her! she will perish!’
He looked towards the young singer, for
whom alone of all the multitude it seemed
to him that this appeal was made. She
was standing perfectly still, looking to
wards the Haines, with a pale face and
clasped hands, apparently conscious that
for her there was but the faintest chance
of escape. It was but the work of a mo
ment to swing himself over the railing
which divided him from the thinnest por
tion of the crowd. A far harder thing
was it to battle his way through the wait
ing multitude. At last, however, scarcely
knowing how it was accomplished, he
found himself by her side.
‘I have come to save you,’ he said.
Then, without losing a moment, his
keen eye traveled over the stage in search
of an avenue of escape. In vain he look
ed; wherever his eye turned, all was smoke
and Haine; but desperation lent him cool
ness. Anything seemed better than stand
ing still in waiting for the Hauies that
should destroy.
He stooped down with a quick thought,
took up a l>it of carpet which had some
how found its upon the stage, wrapped it
about his companion, and looking where
the smoke was thinnest, he ran with his
burden across the stage. Fortunately, he
struck a door, and pushing it open, he fled
down a long passage, and ere either could
comprehend their good fortune, they were
in the pure open air, in the rear of the
A few days later, while yet all the de
tails of the catastrophe were fresh in the
public mind, a gentleman was shown into
the presence of two ladies who occupied
fine apnrtments on one of the principal
streets of the city. The younger lady
arose to meet him.
‘I am so sorry,' she said, as she looked
at his burned face.
There was a quick step behind her, then
a sndden recognition.
‘O. John!’
He made a step forward, then turned to
look again at the young singer, whose face
had haunted him.
‘Then this is Hope Landor,’ he said,
with a great sigh of relief. ‘For the first
time in ten years I breathe freely.
After that joyful meeting there were a
thousand things to be spoken and'arrang
ed. At length, one day, John Woodside
entered upon the subject of his past life,
which had never yet been touched upon in
their many happy reunions.
‘Priscilla, will you go back to our old
home f ’
She looked up timidly, yet hesitated to
‘You need not be afraid,’ he said, with
a sad smile. ‘You will not find old \Vood
side in his haunted house but John Wood
side, who, I trust, is a belter man than he
once was. Yes, these few past years have
brought me wisdom and a desire to im
prove the talents which God has given ine;
that, at least, if not peace and content
ment. Now lam happier than ever before
in my whole life.’
‘Yes, I will go, John,’ said Priscilla,
‘provided that Hope goes, too.’
‘Hope Landor will be left behind,’ was
the grave answer.
‘Then I can’t go,’ said Priscilla, reso
lutely. ‘I promised never— ’
Hope’s smile and John’s low laugh con
founded her. She paused, looked around,
then her face also broke into smiles,
‘Hope Woodside talks of going,’ said'
‘Well, I never!’ was his sister’s excla
mation. ‘l’m so glad ;so my dream did
turn out true after all.’
Several months later a party of three
persons took possession of the Woodside
mansion, which had undergone a thorough
renovation, to the great astonishment of
all the neighbors. After weeks of journey
ing in that Western ’and where John
Woodside had once spent joyous months,
they were glad to turn their steps home
ward, for home it was to them hereafter.
As for la belle Americaine, she disappear
ed, like a brilliant star, from the firma
ment, to the great surprise of her French
“ Pkay, sir, of what profession are
you v" asked Mr. Edwin James of a wit
ness, who had come to prove a fact, and
tffio was not deemed a very reputable
“ Sir, I am a shoemaker and a wine
“ A what, sir ?” asked the learned
counsel. ” i
“A wine merchant and a shoemaker,
sir.” '
“ Then," said Mr. James, " I may de
scribe yoq as a sherry-cobbler.”
TIUIm Brawn’s Bxpslltlsm.
olouooi afrunr or ni hacubel uium.
Twas early morn, my boy. The non
rushed up the eastern ally ia« state ol
patriotic combustion, and as the dew fell
upon the grassy hill-sides, tip mountains
lifted up their heads and were rather
green. Far on the horiaon six rainbows
appeared, with an American Eagle at
roost on the top one, and as the translu
cent pearl of the dawn shone between
them, and a small pattern of blue sky
with thirty-four stars broke out at one
end, I saw—l beheld—yes, iteesl it ees!
our Banger in the Skee yi!
At least that Is what N. P. Willis said ;
and, if it ain’t so, What's the use of hav
ing a flag?
“ Tell me that ye wicked slaves,
tired of treason, born of chance,
When the dead begin to move,
Aod the graves Begin to dance.”
I don't exactly know what the verse
means, my hoy, hut there’s no use of try
ing to he eloquent without poetry.
The reason why the heavens took rufh
an interest in the nf Ameri
ca was the fact, that Captain Viiliam
Brown, of Company A. Regiment 5.
Mackerel Brigade, was to make a Great
Expedition to Accouiac County on that
morning. Twelve years was the period
originally assigned, my boy, for the prep
aration of this Expedition ; hut, when
the Government heard ttint the Accomac
rvheW were making candles of all the fat
Boston men they took prisoners, it con
cluded to do something during the present
century. Viiliam Brown was assigned to
the command of tile Expedition, and
when I asked the General of the Mackerel
Brigade how such selection happened to
he made, he said that Viiliam was as
signed because there were so many signs
of an ass about him.
The General is much given to classical
metaphors, my boy, and ought to write
for the new American Encyclopedia.
Previous to starting, Viiliam Brown
called a meeting of his staff, for the pur
pose of selecting such officers only who
had slept with Hardee, and knew beans.
* Gentlemen,’ said Viiliam, seating
himself at a table, on which stood the
Oath and a clean tumbler, “ I wish to
know which of you is the greatest shakes
in a sacred scrimmage.”
A respectable leftenant stepped forward,
with his hand upon his boozum.
‘ Being a native of Philadelphia,’ says
he, ‘I am naturally modest; but only
yesterday, when two rebels pitched into
me, I knocked them both over, and am
here to tell the tale.”
Viiliam Brown gave the speaker n
piercing look, my hoy, and says lie :
‘lmposter! beware how you insult the
United States of America. I fathom your
falsehood,’ says he, ‘ by my knowledge of
Mathew Maticks. You say that two chiv
alries pitched into you, and you knocked
them both over. Now Mathew Muticksdis
tinctly says that two into one goes no
time*, and nothing over. Speaker of the
House, remove, this, leftenant to the don
jon keep. He’s Annanias Number 2.’
The officer from Philadelphia being re
moved to the guard-house, where therqjs
weeping and wailing, and picking of teeth,
another leftenant stepped forward :
* I deal with technicalities,' says he,
‘ and can poet you in law.’
1 Ha!’ says ViUiain, softly sipping the
Oath, ‘ then I will try you with an ab
stract question my beautiful Belvfdeary.
Supposing Mason and Slidell were your
friends, how would you work it to get
them out of Fort Warren ?’
‘ Why,’ says the leftenant, pleasantly,
‘ I’d sue out a writ of Habeas Jackass,
and get the New York ITerald to ndvisc
the Government not to let them out.’
‘ Yes,’ says Viiliam, meditatively, * that
would he sure to do it. I'll use you to
help me get up my proclamation.’
‘ And now,’ says Viiliam, dropping a
lump of sugur into the oath, and stirring
it with a comb, 'w ho is that air melan
choly chap with a tall hat on, who looks
like Hamlet with a panic?’
The melancholy chap came to the front,
shook his long locks like Banquo, and
says he:
* I’m the Press. I'm the ■PJadium of
Our Liberties—
“ Here shall the Press the People's rights main
Unawed by influence and inspired by gain.”
I'm the best advertising medium in the
country, and have reptile contemporaries.
I won't be suppressed. No, sir!—no air!
I refuse to be suppressed.’
* You're a giant intelleck,’ says Viiliam,
looking at him through the bottifnf of a
tumbler: ‘ But I can’t stand the press.
Speaker of the House, remove him to the
hath and send for a barber. Now, gen
tlemen, I will say a few words to the
troops, and then we will march according
to Hardee.’
Tlie section of the Mackerel Brigade
being mustered in line against a rail-fence,
my boy, Captain Viiliam Brown shut one
eye, balanced himself on one foot, and
thus addressed them:
‘Fellow Soluats! (which is French.)
It was originally intended to present you
with a stand of colors ; but the fellow
citizen who was to present it has only got
as far as the hundred and fifty-second
page of tlie few remarks he intended to
make on tlie occasion, and it is n military
necessity not to wait for him. (See Scott's
Tactics, Vol. 111. pp. 24.) 1 have hut
few words to say, and these are them :
Should any of you happen to be killed in
the coming battle, let me implore you to
Me without a groan. It sounds better
in history, aa well as in the great heurt
stirving romances of the weekly palladi
ums of freedom. How well it reads, that
‘ Private Muggins received a shot in the
neck and died without a groan.' Soldals!
bulletts have been known to pass clean
through the thickest trees, and so I may
be shot myself Should such a calamity
befall our distracted country, I shall die
without a groan, even though I am a
grown person. Therefore, fear nothing.
The eyes of the whole civilized world are
upon you, and History ana domestiq Ro
mance expect to write, that you ated
without a groan.'
At the conclusion of this touching and
appropriate speech, my boy, all the men
exclaimed, ‘We will!’ except a young
person from New York, who said that
he’d rather ‘groan without a die;’ for
which he was sentenced to read Seward's
next letter.
The army being formed into a Great
Quadrilateral (See Raymond's Tactics,)
moved forward at double-quick, and
reached Accomac just as the impatient sun
was rushing down. With the exception
of a mule, the Virginian to be seen
was a solitary Chivalry, whe bad strained
himself trying to raise some interest from
a Confederate Treasury Note aod couldn't
get away, •
Observing that only one man was is
sight, Captain Viiliam Brown, who had
stopped to tie his shoe behind a large tree
on the teft, made a flank movement on
the Chivalry.
‘ls these the borders of Accomac?'
says he, pleasantly.
• Why# rnjh the OiMf, gWmg~*
start, too moat be Lord Lyeea.'^
• What makes you think lha^J*k»»
Villiam. a • • . /'
‘Oh, nothing— only yoor grammar,’
says q.ivatryT V' *
This made Villiam very mad, Wj bef,
and be ordered the bombardment to be
commenced immediately; bin as all the
powder had been pliAd on board a reseel
which could not arrive under two weeks,
itr'fcns determined'to take possession,
without combtMinn. Finding himself
master of the situation. Captain Vilfrm
Brown called the solitary Chivalry to
him. and Issued the following :
*.s , *
Citizen or Accomac! I come among
you not as a incendiary and assassin, but
to heal your wounds,-and be youriong
lost father. Severab .of the happiest
months o( my life were not speqAin Ac
comac, and your affecting nospitanty will
make me more than jealousy-watchful ef
your liberties and the pursuit of happi
ness. (SeeAhe Constitution)
Citizen of Accomac I These braee men
of whom I am a spectator, asp not your
enemies; they srwyour brothers, and de
sire to embrace you 1n fraternal bonds.
They wish to be considered your guests,
and respectfully invite you to observe the
banner of our common forefather In
proof whereof, I establish the following
I. —lf come within the lines
of the United States Army to give
information whatsnmeyjer, of the
movements’”of Ike enemy, the afore
said ihall have kis head knocked olf,
• and be returned to his lawful owner,
according to the groceries and pro
visions of the Fugitive Slave Ack.
(See the Constitution.)
11. —lf any chicken or other defenceless
object belongiag to the South, be
brought within the lines of the Uni
ted Slates Army, by any nigger, his
heirs, ami assigns,
the aforesaid shall have %is tail cut
dtT, and be sent fiick to the rightful
owner, at the expense of the Treasu
ry Department.
111. —Any soldier found guilty of shooting
the Southern Confederacy, or not*,
erin'g him in any manner •hatsolff
ever, the same shall be deemed guilty
v of disorderly conduct, and he pro
nounced an accursed abolitionist
Villiam Bkown, ESfcvire,
Captain Conic Section Mackerel Brigade,
Commanding Accomac.
The citizen of Arcomac, iny hoy, re
ceived this proclamation favorably, and
said lie wouldn't go hunting Union pick
ets until the weather was warmer.—
Whereupon, Villiam Brown fell upon his
neck and wept copiously.
The Union Army, my boy, now holds
undisputed possession of over MX inches
of the sacred soil of Accomac. and this
unnatural rebellion has received n blow
which shakes the rotten fabric to its shiv
ering centre- The string arm of the Gov
ernment has at last reached the strong
hold of treason, and in a few years this
decisive movement on Accomac will be
followed by an advance of our army on
the Potomac.
Yours, with expedition,
„ Owpxus C. K*hk.
Wuat's tii* Price of]Eoos—On a Sat
urday aft*pioon, as the Fakir of Ava waa
whlking down Main street, he met a broad
brimmed countryman from the Dunker
stttleinenL, with a basket flt. cggs under
his arm. The Fakir stopped him, and
looking into his basket, said:
“ Those are Remarkable-looking eggs
you have, sir: what do you ask (or
‘‘Bit a dozen,” replied broad biim.
“ Let me try a .single one—here.'s a
dime for It,” said the Fakir.
Taking out his knife, he coolly pro
ceeded to crack it, when, to the astonish
ment of the Dunker, nut rolled a dozen
shining half eagles. Placing them in his
pocket, and handing out another dime,
the Fakir remarked : y
“ I’ll try another, if you please, silt*
This, too, he cracked open, with the
same phenomenon of half-eagles.
“ I’ll take all your eggs,” said the Fa-'
kir, apparently much excited.
“ No, you don’t," said broad brim, who
had just recovered his speech ; and spread
ing the folds of his woolen * warmus”
over the basket he made tracks down the
strsgt as fast as his burthen, the ampli
tude of his breeches, and his hob-nailed
shoes would allow him.
He has, doubtles#* ascertained by this
time that •* eggs is eggs,"*iowev«r much
appearenaos may sometimes be against
the fact. .
A Vesitian Love Story.—A sad story
has plunged Venice into more than its
wonted sorrow. A young Hungarian
noble, in an Austrian regiment, had faliep
violently in love with a beautiful Yenitian
girl. They met frequently in society.
She returned his passion, told him that
she could never marry another, but that
she could never marry him, an officer in
an Austrian regiment, while three of her
brothers were fighting for lt?ly. Vainly
did the Hungarian urge his suit, earnestly
did he entreat a meeting.' At last the 1
fair Venitiun wrote to him : “ Have you
sufficient'courage to kill me? lfyou con
sent, I will meet you to-night. But I
wih meet you on this condition only, that
you slay me, but respect me. Should I
receive ao reply, I shall come, and know
that you have the courage which I expect
from yon." The girl went forth that eve
ning with a boquet of snow-white blos
soms in her girdle. On the morrow, on
the banks of the laguno, the officer’s
sword and scabbard were found, raised in
the form of a cross, and in the stream be
low were found the bodies of the two lov
ers, closely locked in each other's arms.
Fashionaiile Negresses.—A recent
traveler thus speaks of the fashions among
the women of the most aristocratic tribe
in Africa: “Many have their front teeth
notched, and some Hie them till they re
semble the teeth of a saw. The upper-lip
ring of the them a revolting
appearance. It is universally worn in
the high lands. A puncture ia made high
in the lip, and it i§. gradually enlarged
until the peole can hie inserted. Some
are very large. One we measured caused
the lip to project two inches beyond the
Up of the nose. When the ladv smiled,
the contraction of the muscles elevated it
over the eyes, ‘ Why do the women
wear these things?' the venerable obief,
Chinsurd, was asked. Evidently ins
prised at such a stupid question, he re
plied, “ For beauty* They are tho only
beautiful things women have. Men ha**
beards—women ham none. Wbot kind
of » person would she be without specie?
She would not be a woman at all jlitii *
mouth like a man but no baged.”
_ --W- ‘
~ * A- -■ > » , ,
Tax privateers have always ma**oi?
ta escape, by outsailing and keeping flear
of our vessels, wbieh proves tbs tfsisfitf
ness of the old proverb, wbMb Nff;
“ The race ia 4*t always to tbs '] ,
K i |f» f " , - 4 -"
in breadth. 4th, tb«4MS3EB
i.fd«>a of Babylon p4fcOOMjMMUGE
tod by Herodito*
thick, 850 feet M|hr Sjd-df’kM
length, and the v&iem*»Wb»dsdmadioMroi ~
ible by modern antkjMwittt jMMHHI
Colossus of Rhodes; * tMo WMjrMMpf
statue of Apollo, 105
ing at the entrance of the MMMrt|f :
Rhodes. 6th, the Rtttob wf sjapajfg
Olympqg, at tWgMPHf 8
ivory and goKl, ana was woodgpdttSP?
its beauty ratner tljan for
the Pharos of Ptolemy PMlsdttphKS ' tttl
was a Ifghtlaauae, QOfffeeldPgb,.
Island of Pharos It Alftmadri% Rflglfl
afire of woptk wag .kept ■ burtdgy ow Ufc
summit diving the nipit, to (aide fsM
to the harwr.
The seven wonders of tlfc world *lfc£>M
The StegjD Engine,the Electric Trligniglb
the" Printing Press, the Telescope, *tfca
Microscope, the Chemical Üb»a»orydWji
the Photography -
A 'Beautiful LtsaonJfel hnppenetHw
stroll into the little when a ‘
riage was just concluded, and the MM|
couple had to sign the register. TMmK .
groom, to whom the pen was HutHianlM,
made a rude otpto foUhistaarktithetaMv
who came ne“did the same.
known the girl when I was last
only MW the prettiest *iri in the fifigOh fe*t •
aa having djstiuguisncd herself lnschaui;
and I could not help )enkitlg..al>her
surprise. She came ssfde and whHfWMA
to me, while tears'of honest Av« Sfid ad
miration stood in h#r eyes: ‘• He’s a Bqnr
good felloß, Miss, but be can’t ’Rrtkrjfeh.
he’s going tofeam of me—and I irtaVt
sharooAiar for the world.
A correspondent of (be Cfcw4eottn
iferevry, saff he finds intelitgcatOitß W
Washington .4rhd' believe the. pfynßjk
troublesdh this country, In CUM
in App, foreshadow (Tie coming AfCMfC
One ofugliese approaching a ppiMKtim
the other day, tpltftura that oar Off Mjtf
trophies would soon be qubtod.
*• By -whom t" inquired (he potitfidlto.
“By no less * personage thin ~JdSn
vah."" .a
“Ah, indeed! But who is Cb RfMgl
Is be a Northern or a Southern raa#]ffi.
Somewhat Personal to tbs FhanWth?
—An Irish couple, a few dwpniagn tiflat,
at six o’dock, rang tm door-hgOaf
one oTthe Protestant partnns of OOT (n.
The door wns opened by tha clekgyiawm.
who, on enquiring Ahcy wantnaLwaw
informed by Michael that he and BrfiWt
came to be tnarriedr “ Bat why,Rmßd
the parson, “don’t yoo go«o thepfkmtt"
“ And suee we did,’’ slid Michael,.
he tould ur to go to the Devil, sndjAmS
tame to you." #
**. 4 .
A suicide wrote to his wife as MMk;
“Dear Mary: If am not atboosatorwigfet,
inquire of Abrahfra.whert I SWkiJT jpt
found in bo’ll know wkwf Pro
gone." J ' *
A'Maiden L adv, whops “ acboet kaap
in’ ” Juad made fearful havoc jgßkkjr
beauty, said, one evening, to one of Bar
little boarders, “ Now, Johnny, jfmi gat
to bed early and always do so, and you
will l>e rosy cheeked and handsome wm
you grow up.” ‘
The little codger looked yp qtlrtb 1 ally
into her wrinkled countenance, aßd aoU*
“ Well, aunty, I guess you used to gitap
late a good deqjfewhen you were ynutg.
didn’t you ?’ m
A Cunning Lawyer. —A lawytr in
Ireland, who was pleading the tMi Of
an infant plaintiff 1 , took tha chiMTofeip
his arms, and presented it to
Suffused with tears. This hsdJwjjHp
effect, till the opposite lawyer aOKod»w€Bt
made hiOa-cry f He pinched Nm,*
swered the little innooent. The whole
court waa-eonvulsed with *
A voixu candidate for thefegiljnwm
sion was asked what he ghoulaNm_4nl
when cmpioysd to bring an ictihW"*"»Ht
for money on docount," waa tlu JpWpt
reply. Me passed, *
Th? pleasantest things in the WoH4 af)a
happy and the gtwstaM'aftlO
life is to them as poasf^ta.
. Never look at the girls. ThMbjMMflt
bear it; they regard it as an lbqi
wear their curls, feathors,
frills merely to gratify theMkntHfes»
that’s all. * !
— h ■ ;>««
Nommo sets so wide a mark WtOMs
a vulgar and a noble saal, at IhaalHfHt
and reverential lore of womMkq|4).., A
man who is always, sneering at'snpi&m
generally a coarse pirdtigate qt 4‘ MolMr
bigot. frtwsrr^wt
■»■»•»■« ; t-UA jid
TnE most foolish thing in ttm.MMJo
said to be, “To tjgw to OwyA
are Unable to stand erect
of an honest mao.” inttftp
A young woman can have tfyenmie
for thinking her lover
for if there’s any nonsense M.btpglif fHr
be sure to talk it to her. i " .
Airy Wa kdhobe.— The^odMnmt^ajTt
paper in Michigan, «as askoUMTUMB
porary if she wore hoops
“ That the dm n't atjyWßWH
" Is anybody wilrtTig gt
polite dry goods clerk tb a UlOlntjMH
from the country. " Yes, si, *Wm
blushing girl; * that’s raydHHM||
He wouldn't come in."
An old man, when
was urged to take sdvitdWWCIHMMRI
but Mjrtam
natural death.*' -
# * ■ »m» ■ i» '*♦
Mgs. Pamthotoh says Ah-JV
what is the use ofossof «fIW pH]
ing army T
It it undtndswd
braces s*v*o aailhCW tf .mWMBi
ii 'i iin i i in< r>i»imr
Prentice. ; -
Memory seldom ÜBt «IM|
to show a#tb* nbuiiiii.ir|pa
bepea. UP
a vui
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