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.M' -Mi V ,.'.' ! ;i INUMBKR r MANCHESTER, VERMONT, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL KS, 187(5. VObUMRXV BiJaiu i The .Manchester Journal VBI.!KI HEar T'UAIA KoSlJ BT D. K- 8IJIOSDI, I 1'imrt Wtli uf U Vr1 . MAitCllEfTCE VI BM ;S7. Ttrau . !. ( wkr I Iti;sIM:sS Iim;CTOHY : " -- t& - U lUj Kurt, HwWr. K)y Trtost. 1 I. HtK UtLMil, ATTuUStl ACXCKEUC AT U, Afl(ta Yt, tfBrull A K CM KOII, trrotxtia iu cockm-Uxjus at law (Mara la U Cirt Boaaa, Hul.i, Tt A. HOWAUI), ATTOBKET ASDOICKHKIXOB AT LAW, ()T,f at lUiilot, rwtory Putct .... tnwl il. S. pywu s, ATTOBStT AT LAW, rba as4 luaniy AV, Fir a&4 Lf Uiiot A"t. and Cuaaita 1 oa r tut Ji Iwk. Mm oa Mtia Mawbaur, Tnooet. W. 11. eiii.LUO.H, ATTOKNET AT LAW, O.r Oj .K fut Nilioaat liaok. Koara IUii.it-.. IX'. mi) Tiaaorr. PATESWiBT A KtDT, A TToUN tVit kM) tXCKiiELLORa AT LAW OITim K. I, Croaby Block. BraltlaUra, . TarmoaU llyt TiH KIM HOCBI, I)ri.ii9Tr, TaaoT. D. C. PARBEH A 0. II. FCBQCHOJI 1'KOi-airroM T- riUlT.4XAM IlOl'Bt. lMm, BABUWKLL BODHX Bt J. W, CatHTua, ButUad, I11t) Teraeni. WAIT A HABI), WLl..i ai4 Retail la PlilOS, MCMCINKH, FASCT 000I, e. Curnvr of Htin A t'oiuo HtreU, Mut'lnUr, (SMlyl TormoDl. U n. U KM EN WAT, M. V., UanchMtor, fHTSIOlAN AMD IUBOKOM, ic at rlJ.DM, Maio Htreet. H, 8 CLEMOSR, M. D., C. B. KXAM1MS0 KI BOEON FOB INTAUDH I'otiiinii, ami PrairtMnf rtiyicin. Alao.afvnt tor Wa.Iorlb'i lmiirured Troaa. OlSra at kit riilffi. Factory Toint, Vt. P. 8. LOOMIH, D E H T I 8 T, O.llt la Il'iwt'i block, Factory Point, Vartnout. Toth itrctml withont pam by tb na vt AnvttliaUo AKnt if deairad. 7tf - J. W. MAKmj, U. 0., ECLECTIC PHT8ICI AN, ..T l..aT, (S31 yJ TaaaoM. W. 8 . PUILLIP8, M. D. AiMntit'tft, . . Vcmotit. PUTMC1AN AND BCBOEGN. Offira at FUilnc. O. C. WATEKHOCKE A CO., lUuaftatarara of (KIT MIIIBT8 AND DBAWEB8 Fetry Putnl, Trtoat. J HHOMI.ET HOfKR, By 0o. K. Von, VarmunL i rraia Modnrala. Kira Koodi ir htttumnr Boardtra. tiruiiiii: F. II. Onrta, Kuiuui MutM, Mnirhtr, Vt, IWL. It. b. uura, Fartory Puuil, Vt. til; lit UAklH A BEUI.NUTUN, AtU.rt.ej and (,'miil!r at Law, and Solicitor la CtiatKwry. Ottr lo Haul EschtBgaBlock. BaUaed, Vnrmont J, C. Hitta. ttft L. W. RuuaoTo. WAHHIMUTU HOTEL, OEO. W. DAK1.R Pruarietor, Iuret, ...... TermoaL (lued awBiiiiSaUmia fur aoaiaar boardart at mmuM pnoaa.-. ti lj itl ABLINOTOM BOCII, A E. BtaTUTT, fropriele. Aruafta. TemoaL Ml, n. 8. BHD, OEVKRAL INaCKAKCE AGE.VCI, r.ra, U aad AedttX ArtitittU. ... Taraacot. 1 1 ml tut Yerootil Matoal Fir laaaraaea Oa. Hr L. . COT. BvXJT AKD UOV Bouka, rUaUuuery and iewau-y, Itawinary Ate., ManctiMter, Vt. CEO. O. Ml ITI1, I'6T (HKJim, onottaiKs, FLorK. danlaara, ('Hl.ur, tlata, Ctfia, BooU A Khaea, l ainta, a&d Varwabaa, lreta, ltJiciai, A&, ill if U tunxk UwdoBderrT. Tt. W, F. IDCI, ratsICIAE ASD BCBtlEoN. timt T Ciarn Boraa, eveatM teKt. lStyl VertaoaC C. B. WIUiAMS, deaat ta PIT 0 0 O I. i . UBOCEBIEI, &ou ai M.i.4, Ar, Ae, aiid aaAMifaHttrer f F A L M LEAF BAT8, 1ljUll EjadrOa. 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H. 0UV1H, J'ropnwir. Opaa frm Jua to Ot tol ir. Ql'EN lor TRANSIENT VISITORS. I will open THE ELM HOUSE fur traoalant coiitom nntil Hut I, J7fl. rHARLEfl F. ORVIfl. (J HARDING, WATCHMAKER & JEWELEU, Uuwa'i Bun a, FcToai Poiar, Vt. Clorka. Watriira and Jewclfrr Clc-anad aud repaired with 1uk'UUiI at abort nolle. C. HAliMNG. U"M. "WILLIAMS tt HON, Would inform Ihrir old natrona and tha pnblie K' ueraliy th.t tbnf mill koutiune tba mmun tins ol til kinilii of HARNESS WORK at tba old tind, and prnpoie to mak'i it for tha niter. l ol iereD alio need cooda in onr hue to fill. We make our own Leatber in tha ol,l.f.l,i,,n. ed war, aud can ami will !) to anil the timer. t'eraoua aenriln kttia to aril or tan will take great rare 111 kllilillig. IfLol mm are lint worth tanuili((. Dorwet, April 2(1. lH7.ri. 841r210i JJradlcy'g upfr l'lionphate of Lime will be fuuud at WEST &, BROS., ojf PriccB Greatly reduced, "tot VILLAGE JJOOK. STORE. Oouatantly on baud a general aeeortment of MiHccllaiioouH Rooks am School Books new and old. A Dew and eitrhsire Ux k of koi! Intbellnaof STATION K R Y . to kind of Cap and Note Pir. Variout tiuta L. b. coy. antelnpet to match. Mancbeater, Vermont. JSE SIMONDS' LEATHER CEMENT, The bent thing out. All the abormakira is MBrlieetr and Ftetor Point beta need It renetantlv fur tba on at two jeara aud alt rei miuetid it a the bi-al tlaitifc of the k i ml tin v Lave ever u-td. aud that it wnrke like a charm. I'lilt h HA per k'nur fl 75 per ijoxi'n; 20eeota par bottle; an hotilea fur trial tent eijiret Hid for II. F. P. filMONDH, Natirk, Meat., Manufacturer. 4 All ordera ahoaM be addreaeed to D. X. BIMOMjB, Mani heater, VL & GOOD OI'l'ORT UNITY forasy one wtahihK luroliine Fancy Good, Toya, rCRE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, PATENT MEDICINES, Stationary, BlAnk Bvl, ConfectloB ary, CLoice CIgart, etc., lnjat lUa FACTORV 1'OiNT DRUG STORE VISTVXr fi HOT Kit. IJJ K. FOWLER'S INSURANCE AGENCY, Ytknoar. MAKCBtjrtEli, PuluHra iaaaed m Ike German Atiit rican, at U . . f 1 ,&35,f.ri0 NpruiKSriJ, Ma., .11, ."A,458 C itiirt.a of Newark, N.J 4i5,tK MiilvtiSe Mutual of N. J . , . . .1.400 004 asd an fr j Yerttictit Miitaai, Cbami '.ais Mulua!, l'ei pk-'a Mhtual of Vt FaCiiiUas Ln-VtVaf laxgaLaae. IU; f HSO tLBST ATIUS U. RftI, dear Mr. Luoikiu, eriet JeuBtt Jetkt, I wsul to make vay own experi ence, joa koow. AnJ tben I tigh and sty lo saytelf, wse ever nj tiling eite so r-oslly la tb buying, end to werlhlets in tbe giving, a Ibis same experience? And then niy wifo light tie ga, and we all ' go to dinner, and tbe dinner It excellent ; ! Liki, dinners always excellent? Am still I find myself poo- lrriti on the Case of Jennie Jetika. j Mies Jenksisoftie kittenish order of girls. She I rouod end plump. tfM Iim - Uly nJ iuoxnt eye. bUe an j te intcft iud trt kud )rTere tod w itching, juat aa a child i, all at once. la fact, abe it a full-growo child; phytl ( ally a woman, menially a baby. Baby llkei what it bright aod glaring. So duet the. Baby it tublimely tuperior to reatoo. So U abe. Baby baa a diaboli cal ingenuity in j-elilng luelf caught by the Deck aod akirU and Cngera. r-he bat I lie aatnw inrcnaity for what lh call! 'trrapet.' Baby la tfflicled with an evij apirit of reaearrh into every place or thing that can bite, pinch, nip, emasli, and, in one word, hurt St. So it the, metaphorically. Baby it always trying to put ltt finirert lato the pretty candle. o it the: metaphorically again ! But here Uio parallel enda. Baby can be taken away and quenched in bad, or n the nurm'e lap. Mitt Jenki hat the lib erty, at well at tbe nature, of woman hood. W may thout till we are boarte, naughty caudle I Burn Jennie! Burnt me once ! and the can (till aay, aa the did to me: But I want to foel what a bnrn i like, for mytelf, yon know Now, In tucb a caae, what it a man to do? Jennie It vitiliog my niece Clara, who It aa much of a baby aa herself. They crimp each otber'a bead a, and wear gowot cot from tbe tame piece of goodi They both wear frills, and roaettei for skirts, and ribbons, and a flower for bonnets. They are tightly girt in at the waitt, And bave short carls, and long cnrls, and dog-eellars, and high heels, and a Grecian bend, and nice ankles, and ribbon by the piece, and distracting little veils. Tbey are rosy and saucy and coijtiottlhb; very pretty, in fact, evecpt ing the Grecian bend ; and tbey go stroll ing down Fifth Avenue aud Broadway, and think that every Cno-looking mat) with good gloves and shoulders is a hero, aud christen every woman in absurd train and inaccessible bonnet 'splendid.' Fancy letting loose two such Infants in a city like New York I Yon know that extremes meet, and thai fow old sinners are more reckless than a baby. And these girl say and do things, in the in nocence and ignorance of their hearts, that make me, a fifty-years-old uncle. shudder. Still, what am 1 to do about it, fast In my shop, while Mrs. Lnmkln is equally last in her kiicticnC You ask, what things? Here Is an ex ample: For a week tbey bave been shut in the houae, for no good cause, you may be sure. Busy over some enginery of mischief walking suits, I was told and only appearing at meals, with bair in crimplng-plns, and threads and snippiugs of some gray stuff sticking all over them ; still tbey were safe in tbe house, and 1 breathed freer; till on a certain Friday I heard a bouncing and rustling outside of my door, and, opeuing it, behold Jenny and Clara! Now I bave no more eye for details of millinery than a beetle; but I always ex perienced from my youth up a vague approving consciousness of white frills and cuffs, trim boots, fresb bats, gloves, aud faces, dainty collars, soft curls, flow ing outllues, and flimsy things of lace. Consequently, though I try to look grim, I feel myself softening, and the irrever ent minxes find me out at once and kiss me, and dance about me, and go away flunhed, no doubt, with this their first conquest, and leave me confounded. Full of malice against my unlucky tex they get into a stage and ride about. Some body looks at tbem; somebody like mo from my youth up, only be is In his youth yet, and bas not arrived at the 'up.' Jenny discovers him a woman who can not see through her eyelids is unworthy of the name of woman steals a look at the looker, aud obteryes that be bat a dark mustache. Stranger looks away. Jenny, very curiout to know if be will look again, steals another glance, gets caught In the act, and bluthea crimson. Clara finds it out by this time, and takes notes. Stranger is carious to see if Jen ny is looking. Jenny is curious to see if the stranger Is looking. Both steal glances, and their eye meet. By tbis ti'iue tbe stranger's companion! bave fonnd It out aim. Jenny is quite resolv ed to look that way no more, but does so want to know if be la looking still. Looks toward the glass at tbe upper end of the stage. A similar brilliant device has occurred to tbe stranger, and their evetiiieet in the glass. Jenny pouu, turns her back tqaarely, and for the rest of the ride looks loduttrioualy down t! road way. And the next morning Clara finds In tbe paper tbe following adver tisement: Will the thorter of the two young ladle, dreaaed alike in gray poplin walk ing dreaaet, trimmed with gray satin, and w bo rode on Friday afternoon from Tenth to Canal Strei.-tt, in a Fifth Ave nue stage, favor tbe gentleman who tat on ber left wkb her addreaa, and oblige an ardent admirer? X Y. Z., Station D. Toat Office, X. Y. Clara read aod re-t-ead tbe advertise ment. They did wear gray poplin. It was trimmed with gry aatln. They did ride from Tenth to Canal Streelt. Jenny waa the t hotter, and the gentleman w ho ttared at er so did ait at ber left hand Ciara &ew ap stain, ber fiurer on the advertisement. Jesev was bruthin i oat j br critiipa before the aaiktte table. j Clara Lhrnat tbe paper undtr ber tret, I aad cried , read tbai. r-f tiie two ypong 1 Jmiiy, wotidirUig'y, and then brcke tlf lo Ciara, 1 don't believe it. 1 Kurt brieve what ? ; That Ihit it intended for Dt. Intended for Jcu, you mean. Of lb two yming ladiea, rontiuoed Jenny, w bo were dretaed alike In gray pop'in, w bo. trimnipi! w iilt gray aatln, and , Why, Clara, tly are nui gray.) They are nearer a cream lint. Well, do j on expert a man to know about tbadea and tint? There It is very odd, obacrvet Jenny, certainly waia grutUnian. Clara, an-atirallv I should think there wa. And he did stare to at Ut. You, you mean. I could not even look that way. 1 uiKTt incnt creature 1 He wore a light coat. No, It was daik. Oyesl I remember. Do you suppose he tliinkt I will nn'wer him? If he tines not, I should tsy he was a fool to adverse. Jenny toed her head. Then ho is mi-taken. I shall do noth ing of the sort. Nut tlml I think there it any harm in it, but 1 don't choose. Let him get an introduction. But people can not always get an In troduction. Let him haunt the thestres aud churches, then, replied Jenny, despoti cally, and go to half a dor.cn receptions a night to meet mo. That is what 1 should do. Clara said nothing. Jenny bruxhed ber hair, and read the advertisement again. It is very respectful. Yes, aud well writteu. man. Oh, of course. But I He is a gentle- will not write, though I could, and still ho seed never know who I am. Certainly not. Clara evidently sided with the advertisement. But then, if I did write, what could I say? Address N., Station D. Tost Office, No barm could come from that. Suppose we try. Clara bridling. Oh! I bave nothing to do with it. Then I can't write it. I could never do such a tiling alone. And of courte I need not say w hut happened next. You see already that tbe two young simpliitons wroto the let ter and posted it. It happened about that time that Clara received a letter lrom her mother (Mrs. Staudish), in which was a mcftsge for her aunt (Mrs. Lumkin), and at dinner Clara recollected that she had received a etter, also that it was from her mother, and that it contained a message for Mrs, Lumkin, but forgot the message, doubt, 'ewj because of the more important 'bust ncBs she had ou hand. Great events turn on little hinges. It happened that I was just going up stairs, and I was com missioned to bring down the letter from the pocket of Clara's gray walking suit which bung in tho clothes-press. I hate fumbling in pockets. First, I can never find tbe pocket. Next, when found, I can never get into it. I went up stairs smarting with a keen sense of personal injury. I dashed madly into the pocket of tho first gray suit that I saw, ran my finger ou one of their horrid needles, found tho letter, came down stairs in a pet, opened the letter in a funic, and read: Dear Miss N Whut? said Mrs. Lumkin. I looked agitin. That is the way It reads, said I. Dear Miss N Oh, Mr. Lumkin I That is my letter, exclaimed Jenny, coloring furiously and springing to scizu it; but in the mean time I had made out certain such sus picious words on the page as warm ad miration, sense of humor, graut, meeting, cruel, confidence, diatruNt, aud all this from l&n individual with no bolter ac count to give of himself than X. Y. Z. Therefore I uiade bold to retain it, on which Miss Jenny burst into tears. Some men are always to be overcome by tears, while others bave a sort of aqua scuiatu temperament. I am of the latter order, and 1 wailed. Wheu the tears were doue, Jenny turned sulky; bull am not afraid of sulks, and by a little more waiting and some cross-questiouing 1 had at last the whole story about tbe stranger in the ouiuibus and tbe adver tisement in the morning's paper, . after whicb came up tbe question with which I started. What could I do about it? Jenny bad intimated witb some tartness, that 1 waa not her uncle, thank Heaven ; and if I had bees, still I sould tare hesitated. Tbe blood of the martyrs is the teed of tbe church, and there is no such guano for any sort of a crop at persecution. While I hesitated the girls sat as if expecting a sentence of doom.t Indecd Jenny and Clsra were both cry ing, and Mrs. Lumkin evidently thought that I ws perfect brute. Confound it! cried I, in a Hidden palon. I might as well have a couple of year-old babies toddling and balanc ing on the till of an open window in the third story, anil be forbidden to lay aj finger on either of them, j But I do not tee the barm sniffed Jen ny. Dou't suppose you did, my dear, e'e you would not have dona it. But it does seem as if you should understand with out being toid that re-ieetab!e and agree able people never need to take trouble of tbis sort to enlarge their circle of ac quaintances. But I am sure I am repe:table and sgreeabie, answered Jenny, slyly; and I have taken trouble of Ihit tort. little fool taid I Ilecause yon are a 1 tru o my hat to get out before I should sty ant thing stronger. I was iu a rage with rnvtell. To tell a vournr ladv that Le Is a fooiis not to convince ber of the i Will Ibe shorter dirt, eott.nirhr-d fe.t.auJ ll.t only argument that 1 bad ajTaucd this uureaeubiu; creature bad knocked in the brad. More ll.au tins h.i eMab;!i.e.l for wvt !f the reputation ofancfTf. At tnrt-rr my wife waited UiKn m wllh rt of trtml (itntlio, and pred non mo ilnr Safly Lunn, : wbicU I wratkfnliy hd Wf o jh- ; tvd Id 'iMi Uir, w Uiir lhf gr a)- jx-arvd w itb rt-det- and bair Iik Id.1 IxLinJ their ar, and iaid , ir, aud no, r, and ata aUut ba'f an in:b of Q)'ler, and droctd vUihlv beture me aa if I bad b(rn a Nero or Calij;ula. And ' f alt fpniinlne rti!'n-e I tow thta in the j vtlt wbirli ircrji a penof-lovlnj; man, I and an hninbla aarvant of the win to irx like myself, as a ierociom despot till be is bad convinced of bit own brulihnesa. And all becaune I bad dared to imi-t that the rnoou is not made of green cheese, I came homo intending to make eace, but finding mytelf regarded in tbe light of a mouster resolved to be at leaat a consistent mounter, and retired behind my newspaper with a face worthy of Blunderbore himself. My wife slipped away lo visit a neighbor. The glrl had vanished long before. I read my news paper as brutally as possible, and then at rain was pattering against the window began to think of bed, when the door bell rang. Tom Wilkins, said I to myself, and Tom Wilkins it was; come, of course, on the night of all others on which 1 could not Introduco him lo the girls; vnri, as 1 kuew that tbey would not be visible, ami the sitting-room was down at the heel, In looks mean, aud the drawing-room given over, as it always is, to tho dumps and blackness of darkness, I took him straight to my den. My den, or pen, as it is variously termed by my womankind, is really a cozy little room, where I keep a writing table, a lounge, my books, and a fire; and on cither corner of this lounge was curled up' Jenny and Clara, hair down about their shoulders, and in slippers, taeqnes, and skirts. They were sure of bo company, because of the rain, and suro of me, beeanse I never entered the den after' J bad once commenced my paper. Also, tbey felt much more wretched In disheveled bair and saeques than they could possibly bave done in braids and tigbUfltting waixts; and so, curled up, as , 1 have rehearsed before, were holding au indignation meeting, when they were startled by tho tramp ol boots and my voioo saying: This way, Tom. Here is the den ! Both sprang to their feet iu utter hor ror. There was but one door to the deu ; that on which 1 had my hand even now. There was no deep window; no curtains. I abhor curtains us in a conspiracy with tho doctors. No possible place for bid ing, In short, except a shallow closet, and there was no timo lor hesitation. As tbey huddled iuto tba llulu cloeot the Philistines, Tom aud myself were upon them. Nice den, this, said Tom, looking about him. Have yott any writing things here? The fact Is I dropped iu to write a letter that I had forgotten, and that I must post at Station I) to night. Station D! I echeod, Involuntarily. Yes, scribbling bis note as be talked, I bave a fair correspondent there; at least I snpposo Bhe is fair. How does this read: - Dkau Miss N.: I have heard nothing from you, though 1 have called twice at he ollice. This suspense is loo painful. I aril snroyou will not willingly prolong i it. - ' ' ' Yours, l , X. Y. Z. Should you think that was sufficiently I distracted to bring an answer? lere, then, was Jenny's correspondent Tom Wilkins, a fine friend tor such a piece of simplicity I What do you think? itisisted Tom. Hum! said 1, very much afraid least J should say what I did think, 1 really cannot say, Tom; but iu my day wo were more careful of a correspondence with a lady friend. Friend! echoed Tom, with an indes cribable intonation. Why, this Miss N. is no friend of mine. I hardly kuow more shout ber than you do. In the stage the other day ; I saw a couple of pretty girls. You can see such girls any where. It is the ribbons and the black hair and tbe little hats that does it, you know; ' makes them pretty, I mean. There Is no particular expression In such1 faces. However, the shorter of the girls caught me looking at her, and then he looked again, and then I looked Bgaln. You knpw bow that is; and the other fellows chaffed we. Jim Morris offered to bet that tbe would not write to me ; and so of course I pot lo personal. Got a shade 'for this gas? , Yes, in the closet, and taming in my chair I pulled, (be door, but it stuck fast. Never mind, said Tom, carelotsly ; but I was curious to know why the door should slick that never stuck before, and I got up aud pulled tbe handle. The door gave but did not open. A third pull, and I heard a f.dut squeak; the door opened partially, and 1 taw Jennie and Clara holding on by their naiU, poor aoula! and quite white with tenor. I shut the door, muttering soiiH-UJog about tbe shade and tat down. Never mind, taid Tom again. As 1 was telling you, Jim bet that 1 coulJ not get ber to write, and I put in a personal to aee if the would write; and by Ceorge tir, the did write, ture enough. Ah I id I. In faet I rould aay no lin ing more. There are tbower-bath laughs w ben torn-body pulU the tiring by a joke and you laugh instantly, and cannot help jooraelf. And there are InnndaUoDi of ! laugh: coming nesdily; rising higher i and Mffber, end n Wcb ou eaa spec. uiaie wltB s penecuv grave itv:, cveu ! while voo feel its flrat thrill aod ripplea, land know that it will surety overtake yog. This at tsy rma. Thai far, lira I tboOA'bt of tbe girl bokllng tbe I J.kt wila tbrir nail, I bad given a eon ; vuitiv gurgie which could be turned off in a rongb. lor the future I coold only (rr (tt Turn would ay nunc III ng funny or go (joii kty r-h tl In a at Httte rhw?-?lrl ban 1, ronllnuf J ln, amj lbw I ; ko ll.n matter would bara orppd, btrt Jioi Wat uot aatUlioi!, aa l offi-rad aooth- j or Ul that I could nal get hrr lo mel ! me. I am brinim; br up (o lha j point, and bo la coming on nicely. j t'aya !.'e could nol think of turh a thinji ; i but yoo know they all y that. I am at ture of the money at If Jim bad paid II over. Yet, taid I, somewhat irritated by these cool calculations about my little Jenny; but have you ever thought of the other side, Tom? Suppose It wat your sitter on wliom Jim Norrls wat betting. Au impottible supposition, auswered Tom, coolly, cloting bit letter. My sit ter, in fact, any one that I could like, could nol be found iu tucb an unw otuan' ly position. Miss N. may be a very nice little girl; but I rannot put it In words never could sermonlre! but my Ideal Is a sort of a girl that you would knew when you looked at her could not accept a Siaiiou D admiration. That is all. Gond-uight. Very much obliged. Good night! Tho door closed ! I went bark to the den aud there were the girls dancing about on the rug In such a rage that they forgot their hair and their dressing saeques. I threw myself en the lounge and laughed till 1 cried. The villain! cried Jeuuy. The wretch ed cheat ! I do not think it is gettUe manly! do you, Mr. Lumkin?, The matter would have dropped, but Jim Moirla was not satisfied! oh! It Is out ragoous. ( , 1 thought so too; but her looks and gestures were so inimitable that I could do nothing hut laugh on. ' ' ' And we are ail alike I . Did . you bear that, Clara? It Is our black hair and ribbons that makes us pretty, I supoae bit ideal looks like a rail and Ejiows dozen languages, I hope when bo marries ber that she will scold him in every one of them, said Clara, viciously; aud at least be will lose his bet. I wish it would ruin him, chimed in Jenny; and I declare, Mr. Lumkin, you are too bad. Y'ou do nothiug but laugh. Which was true. But could mortal mau do less? A SCDDRN tl llK. JOHN KANDOl.ril'B KEMEDY FOR LAZINESS. It is well known that Mr. Kanciolpb owned more than three hundred slaves, and was exceedingly lenient towards them ; he would not allow hit overseers to treat them with any degree of harsh ness ; they were eye-servants and would only work when closely ' watched, or when Mr. Randolph was at borne, from their love for bim and fear of bis an ger. ' Once when public duties kept biro from borne most of tbe time for several years, his negroes became idle and worthless, and not half crops were rais ed ; the carts and wagons and all the farming utensils, were left in the fields, and without shelter, were ruined; the fences were down or dilapidated, and the cattle and stock Of every ' kind were much crippled by the negroes In their efforts to chase tbem out of tbe fields, More than half tho negroes were playing i possum, that is, pretending to be sick, in order to avoid work. While things were In this coudition Mr. Randolph came home from Washing ton to spend the Christmas holidays. Looking over bis plantation accounts with his overseer, be discovered that bis plantation was not only not self-sustaining, but actually bringiug bim in debt. Alter a thorough examiuatlou of every thing ou the plantation, be saw at one what was the matter, aud that his rigid instructions to bis overseer lo be lenient lo the negros bad been tbe cause of the trouble, and that tbey would not work unless under tear of punishment, and he then determined upon plan ef cor rection. The slaves in old Virginia, and all the south, bad always a week's holiday from Christmas to New Year, and these days were day s of general jubilee aod Jollifi cation. Eggnogg was kept ' at the bl house or mansion for everybody 'and all bauds; there was a terrible slatfgbter among tbe negroet' pet pigs and 1 fat poultry, and many a possum caught weeks before and fatted. In boxes aad barrels, and coorit smoked q tbe big cabin chimney, were served . up with pouud cake, puddings, cbickeo pie, tore tea, aud locust and persimmon beer at tbe holiday feasts night aod day, It was then that the fl Idle, the banjo, tbe umbone and the cl'-vls aud clevis pin kept Bp perpetual music for the sever ceasing dance. Mr. Randolph wailed for the term Ina- tiou of these t,nriuuas boitutys, ami promptly on the first of January be or dered hit overseer to bave all tbe farm ing uteutilt brought into tbe barn yard Il took all day to search for them aud get them together from where they bad bren left lying about In the fields, far and near. Tbe next morning there waa a grand Inspection of all the plows, bar rows, hoes and rakes, and all that were broken or serioatly iejurad were throw into a pile. Mr. Randolph then said in bit thriil voice: j St them on fire, Mr. Grumley, and burn them op. The overseer rtmonatrat- tsi, sou urgeu mat many vi uerm tnignt i be repaired : So, sir; I want tbem burned up; tfcey would ttiji tat oiu,.i, ,kirr!. fi-r-noihing. I w am oa good fur-nothit artii t ou this plu-e. Tbry were burned. Ordert were thru given to bate til the wagoua, rails, slides, Hritanls, sryth.a, cradlne, haraoaa ttul (,vr brought np, and, after dae iiiaiH-ti.., i),t next morn ing, a large Umfiia waa made of all those tejected, aud Immediate i Jrrl Weed to have all tho a hern, tioata aud bogt gath ered together. Ou the cntuing morniug these were inspected, and many were fonnd frrblo with age and want or food; othert were crippled and Injured, and all turh, In tpite of ibo ovcraeer't pleadings, were rrmoiaeteaaly km ked ou the bead and buried. All tbe boracs, mules aud horn ad stock were brought op lor the fourth day, and, under Mr. Randolph's rigid luspeutiun, many were declared worthlcaa, auJ, al though Mr. Grutuley begged that some of them might be fatted aud put lo good use, Mr. Kamlolph wat unrelenting, and all the condemned, Including the blind lame, spavined, fUtulaied and wind broken were all mercilessly shot and buried. At the weather bad beeu quite cold luring these days of inspection, many of the negros, and especially the old, con tinued to play possum, aud never turned out of their cahius to aid iu getting to gethrr the live stock or farming uleu.ils. Mr. Randolph now gave orders that alt the negros, old and young, shonld be brought to the bouse next day for inepec. llou, and in lite uioaa time be bad a good inauy plain coffins of all tiaea made, aud suitable graves dug uear tho chapel. , Tbe news of .these fearful preparations ' soou penetrated every cabin in the negro quarter, and things began to look serious lo the mind of Mr. Cnffue Black. The negroet kuow that Mr. Randolph wat a (number of Oongrt-st and a big man in 'be 1 country; they know be was tocue iouied to have his way, and that nobody Attempted , lo interfere wllh bim, and ihey fully believed that he bad lull ower if Uio aud death over them. They knew ke wat a good kiud master, man and neighbor, but they said be had 'such quare ways,' that there was no telling what be would do If the notion took him. Tbey bad seen bow be burned np all the damaged larm Implements; bad canted all the - damaged aud worthless sheep, goats and horses to be knocked iu tbe head, and bow he had shot all the old broken down stock without pity; and now what did be mean (o do with ihcm, and with all those coffins and graves? This was exactly the train of reflection and comment that Mr. Randolph had calculated upon, and accordingly on bis arrival on the ground, he found an anx ious, terrified crowd of negroes, and not one missing all were there. He entered aud took a scat besido the overseer at the table. Juba, bis servant, placed ou tho t.bu hsiun Mm his dueling caso, ojion, containing a pair of pistols ami plenty or ammunition. Are they all here? asked Mr. Randolph of tbe overseer. Up spoke a hundred voices, O, yes, Marst John, we's all here. Crumley was ordered to call the list coutaiuing tba names of all those wbo bad been old enough to work during the year, but bad not worked. They were placed in a row in which soon stood more than half the grown negroes. The old shirks and sinners were not slow to see how the list had been made up, aud long before tbe roll call ended many of them were on their knees be- ' seechingly looking from the stern face of their mauler toward tho pistols and the open graves ; ami many a JAird a mercy ou me, Marst John, weut up from the line; but Randolph ordered them to be silent. ' When tho last had been Culled, be squeaked out: You say, Grumley, these negroes wou't work ; that they are old, worthies", aud good for nothing ; that . ihey cau't make enough to eat, aud I must buy bread aod meat to feed them. Handing Grumley a pair of pistols, ke added : Crumley, begin at the other end ot the line, and I'll begin at this, and we will shoot the worthless negroes. ; A universal shriek went up, and all tbe negroes rushed op to Randolph aud begged In tbe moat pitiful terms, for their lives, declaring that they would work, and tbat they never would play poaauut and lie up agalu. , Randolph finally releulod aud agreed to spare tbem,' provided they could give seeurity among-the other negroes that tbey wonld work well in the future. No one could bave effected such a genuine scar at Randolph did. The negroes knew tbat be was a strange, eocentrio roan, that tbe white people of Charlotte all but worshipped him,' aud they be lieved implicitly that be would do what be said be would. He did not allow any severe punishment npou bis alavea, but ibis lesson was sufficient, Tbe empty grsves were filled up without occupants, and tbe negroes went to wotk with a will. A traveler was lately boasting of the luxury of arriving at night, after a bard day's Joumey, lo partake of the enjoy, uieut of a well cut bam aud the left kg of a gooao. l'ray, sir, what is the peculiar luxury of a lelt leg? Sir, to conceive iu luxury, you mutt tud that it ii the only leg that It it ft ? litre you damp sheets in your hotel? asked a fastidious swell. No, ' replied the waiter, but I'll have A pair put under the tap for you, if you wish. ' Tbe stranger silently retired. Y'oung men should aim high lo this Ite, but not too high if tbey deeire to bit anything.