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BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT. U. Jf. MVAIX, Editor and Pubtlaber. I . Tn all snhserihers In Windham and Wind iuuur. lUiWI" ' ' ......2 L.MUtre, e-ie Insertion it IBS OF ADVERTTSTVfJ. aejijuii ,.....w.. inn pnrwTnca I u frnidhed with the most annroved it r . i ; h a.rf. for dninir juk ruiNTihiii in all itei, on abort node, ami uo reasonable terms. U. BIXBY, Attorney and Counselor at Md Solici,or ia """Shafton. vt. H. A. L. PEABODY, Teacher of Tiano JOrsan, Aitaresi, F.O, Bellows Falls. CRELL, TOLMAN & CO., Manufacture Dsaiers is nue. riestnnt. Nprnce and uem. inlber. lit.LL.UHS f ALS, VI. INSKD VETERINARY SURGEON, ten Stanie, . A tt IK. WALrOLE. N. II. 5. M. MAXFIELD, Dealer In AVatchea, kl. Jewelry, Silver. Fancy A Toilet Wares, Cutlery. Stationery. Photograph Albums, ,u.-hes. Clock anil Jewelry Rennired. AUo, .01 done. Hotel Building, C11KSTER. VI. W. POUTER CO.. Dealer in Pry di. Groceries 6 Floor. Hardware A Beltiug, ..A ...nHm.i.tnf'.i.hv. U'...t...l. ,l ..Tl bl'ltlMjFlLLL), VI. BIAS KHAETZEB, Manufacurer of Doors anu tmnus. S STOUGHTON, Counsellor at Law and F'B-ELLOWS FALLS. VT. XSLOW 8. MYERS. Attorney at Law, A TJIT.T. will MM inatmttnna In "lie Ne American Method" for the I'iano II. GEORGE, Dentist Room in Depot, lurtirnlar attention paid to insertina- teeth on iirer and rubber. All work warranted. I , - . htr TITVR V AHnmi mnA Pnnn.All. I Uw. and Insurance Agent, Office over E. B. Iiure, CUES1EK, VT. SK WHITMAN, M. D, (late Snr a U. S. A.,) Physician and Sure-eon. liKLLUWS FALLS. VT. F. MERRILL, Teacher of Instrumental ie. 11KLL.UV a fALLS, VI. urnents and Musie furnished. Pianos Tuned. IS. E. ARNOLD, Attorney and Conn or at Lair-Umce In Wentworth's mock. BELLOWS FALLS, VT. ftS. B. EDDY. Attorney and Counsel- - it Law, K'Meitor ant Mvter in cnaneery. ...i Arcnt for nrocurinr Pensions. Soldiers' .;ea. uihce opposite the Bank. .D. BKIDGMAN, Attorney and Conn- i.lor at law. and Solicitor in cnaneery, litLUlWO (Al.l.N VI. Commissioner to tuhe the acknowledgement and other instruments, for the State of New RK II. CHAPMAN, Attorney and iMtllnr at T.aw. and Solicitor in Chancery. ital for Fire and Life Insurance Companies, KRT A. DAVIS. Attorney and Conn er at Law. FELCHVILLE. VT. or and Master In Chancery, Notary Public, and Fire Insurance Agent, Also Licensed r... .i n--.; ,. u rt,..ntiM kisea of Government and State Pay. A.WADO.V, Watchmaker and Jeweller. nstaatly for sale Watches. Clocks, (old and ork Slid Fancy GorMitt. Also a food assort iiuns. KiSes and Fishiac Tackle. In Wont New Building. it. BLAKE, DentUt-nPerformi all ope- a. ... i 1 1 . -1 .. -i .'......-.a Tcsth in Blix-ka and T Sets. Office in Block, up stairs. BELLOWS FALLS. VT. !0E E. WALKER, Manufacturer and n in Saddles, Harnesses. Blankets, Sleigh A hips. As. A good assortment constantly on 1 tor sale at the loweot cash prices. Please diamine my stock of Harnesses before pur elwwiiere. Repairing done at short notice. jnam Direei, i.1 uuv i , . TAFT, Photographer, BELLOWS FALLS, VT. F. P. II AD LEY, BELLOWS FALLS, VT., Dealer In all kinds of JK, PARLOR AND BOX STOVES t Ware of all kinds, Sad Irons, Zine, Lead pe. Pumps of all Sites, Plain Tin and Japanned Ware, Brittannia intsro Globe of till file. Tin, 6heet Iron rk on baud and marie to order. Also, HOT AIH FURNACES ! rcoefl, Town Halls, or Private Dwell in pa, eet in id oeet manner, 'luflve Aont for the mtle of P. P. STKW S FUEL -bAVIN, AIH-TIOHT. SUM MEit AM) Wli' EH COOKIStl a VlV Rinvasav : -si . tUm. il- 1.. tO Which I wall attain. 1 tlaanti.in. rov ffOudl will ha iat.iH vi ruuinnia..ilA nrietm. y pay. If Too want a poor article ro kottip where AT HYDE'S f '-y found the best assortment of CROCKERY in Town. jO SPICES, TEAS, SUGABS WOODEN WARE. , TUBS, MOP HANDLES, FARMIXa TOOLS. i-rrou porks, MANURE FORKS. HOES, l3lt eyerythini usnally found in a Grocery Diore. SINGER'S WING MACHINES, rru'lr acknowledged ths best, for either HEAVY OR LIGHT WORK 'r Machine that can sew all kinds of cloth, with all kinds of thread." 'Wiber has always on hand and for aal Y AXD MANUFACTURING MACHLSES. A. WORTHINGTON. Agent, Saxtons Ritrer Vt. r FLOREXCE SEWLNG MA- the best machine in the world. It Fiiv,!rent "i'eW The LOCK, KNOT. k nd DOUBLB KNOT, each stitch "on both ex of ,he f.llrie ir IT??11 ln,r thrnd 0,1 ,B" Bnder than mS11' F'"- b'""'- Gather. Braid. Quilt and iJa" on rufln at s.sme time. It has a IW.V; ."""""n if deire-l, the work rnns fh or ''ft- No other Sewine Machine . , " -( a rin. - L. . I. - vt i ,11 i V . ' L' will be thoroughly in- JCu.'V1,? 'J'" n kinds of worl " R- U DINSJlORB A CO.. Ag. Agent Bkllows Fslls, Vt. riCM TELESCOPIC RIFLES. ! ary "h. indgee to be superior to any "RAWS A PREMIUM ""J Ml fo, aal. by Xaray u tv Z E- w- II lv II Zi u - x r u.r w -a VOL. XIV. HARTFORD SORGHUM MACHINE COMPANY! BRANCH OFFICE AND MANUFACTORY at BELLOWS FALLS, VT. JAS. B. WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT, F. Q. BUTLER, Secretary. This Company was organised for the manufacture of Evaporators. Csne mills, and all apparatus neces sary for the MANUFACTURE OF SUGAR, from Maple Sap, and also from the Sorghum and Southern Cane, COREY'S SUGAR EVAPORATORS, combining! the advantajrea oOt'Oorey's Cook'i and Harris' patent, and tiilly licensed by the proprietors of eaeh, htw been proved to be the beet i.axatui known for the - . MANUFACTURE OP MAPLE SUGAR, requiring bnt about half the fuel, and lm care, while it will produce lujrar which telti from three to ix cents per lb., more than that made in any other way. Our Kvaporators have been awarded the hi(rh eet premiums wherever exhibited. The nujrar which carried off the first pr'neat the recent Vermont State Fair was made in one of our Evauoratora. We abui manufacture GUILD'S PATENT SAP REGULATOR. The ni id pi est and moat perfect feeder, which Is fur nished with each Kraporntor. making it a perfect Kelt-feeding appanM.ua Circulars aeut to any ad dress. 51 "PEERLESS." Fire Grand Prlas Medal AWARDED PRATT & WENT WORTH, yoa THI CIUBRiTED "PEERLESS" COOKING STOVE, . AT THI EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE, ; Paris, 1867. The Best Cooking Stove Ever Made ! FOR COAL AND WOOD- No. li9 8, 8i and 9. Wlita sad AVIifaNt Exienslan Top. 1 The "PEERLESS" has alt the advantages of the popular BtovtMt in use, together with such kkw fe tukks as justify the manufacturers in calling it the BRAT cook i so BTOVK in the market. It is the "Peerless" because it is superior to all other Cooking Stoves in Economy. Simplicity, Clean liness, Baking, Roasting and Beauty. 1st. Economy. A patented method of heating the air and conveying it through the oren, caves from twenty to thirty per cent, of fuel. 2d. BiMPi-iciTT. It is easily managed. The lire ean be perfectly controlled and kept through an en tire season without rekindling. ikl. Cleanliness. No duat escapes while shaking or dumping the grate. 4tb. Bakino.--Iu large oven wherein all parts are of eaual temDeraturtt. bab u avttnlv u kt-iW oven, and that without turning the article. It bakes quickly. otft. KniSTTKo. A current of hot air constantly parsing through the oven, so thoroughly ventilates it that it rowts as well as a tin kitchen. 6th. Bkai'ty. Made of the hwt i rnn. It wilt -wt erack. Welt moulded, artistically desia-ned, and smoothly cast, it is the most beautiful as well as the most serviceable Stove in the market. Each Stove is warranted to h. and ti An .11 (tin ! claimed for it. In all the requisites of a first-class Cook Stove the Peerless, as its name indicates, has no equal in the market. PEATT & WENTWOBTH, MAWrriCTCBERR, 87, 89 and 91 Korth St, Boston. F. P. HADLEY. Acent for Rockinirham and Westminster, and also ti aipoie, s. a. 40 WATER WHEELS! WHY IS THE CHAPMAN WHEEL THE BEST WHEEL IN USE! BECAUSE it will do the same work with let tratVr than any other iron wheel made. Persons UHinr them find their Pond keen fulL and with other wheels they ciratr down or dry up, gpaulding A Patch of Ludlow, say; a The wheels put in lor us meet our expectation pertectly, we can grind as much grain with one half the water as with the old wheels jone of the wheels taken out vtait s Jonvai l amine. CIRCULAR SAW MILLS! The attention of Lumberman ia invited to onr new CIRCULAR MILL with BALL'S PATENT LEVER SET. The superiority of which Is obvious at sight. A mill can be seen at work at our place and it will tell its own story better than we can. Persons in want of a good wheel or a good mill will find it for their intrest to call and see us or send their orders. CLARK k CHAPMAN. Bellows Falls, May. 1868. 20 M ILLINEllY AND DRESSMAKING ! Mrs. T,. C. Barker has recently returned from New York, with the latest and most fashionable styles of MILLINERY and DRESSMAKISU. FLUTING and sTAMI'INti done to order. Mrs. Barker is aeent for the American Button llole, Orer-Seaminf and Sewing: Machine. Customers please call and examine. North Store in 0. 1. ti ray's Block. DR L. C. BARKER, An associate of Charles Sweet, M. D and or the last ten years in practice at the Remedial Institute, Lebanon. Conn., is now located at Bellows Falls, Vt, OFFICE in O.D. GRAY'S BLOCK. Outside en trance, up stairs. I)R. BARKER may be consulted as a SFROEON and THYSICIAN in relation to all forms of diseases both internal and external, Scrofula and Located dis eases. Fever Sores, Bone, Hip and Spinal diseases. Contraction, Bone Vlcers, Bone Setting, Crooked Feet, Rheumatism, Tumors, Cancers, 2U L. C. BARKER. THE UNIVERSAL CLOTHES WRINGER, 13 THE BEST AND MOST RELIABLE WRINGER Now before the publie. This is our opinion, after having tried the various kinds offered to the public, and we therefore keep no other for sale. It. i. imn!e in onn.truetinn. and damm not easily cat ont of repair. In Sne it ia THE BEST Wringer yet offered to the public. If yoa don't believe it, try it. For sale by ARMS A WILSON. Bellows Falls. Feb. 1, 1807. S G OLD AND SILVER GOODS ! L. AMADON, UAS jnst returned with a New and Splendid Stock of WATCHES, JEWELRY AND SILVER GOODS, AMERICAN WATCHES! Of the Celebrated Waltham Manufacture. NEW AND CHOICE STYLES OF JEWELRY, ELEGANT SILVER TEA SETS, CAKE BASKETS, SPOONS, Ac Of the most desirable Patterns, together with an ex tensive Assortment of LADIES' FANCY GOODS! COMBS, BRUSHES, HAIR PINS BASKETS. CHIXATOYS. DOLLS. Ac Ac. FJOTY CLOTHES WASHER ARMS & WILLSON HAVE FOR PALE THE CELEBRATED DOTY CLOTHES WASHER. We will warrant the Ma chine to give the most perfect satisfaction. GIVE IT A TRIAL. Buuows FiLuUan. S2. l.t 4 JJAPER AND ENVELOPES, For Sale by P. C. EDWARDS. ' y ' ... BELLOWS Shopping:. 6he stood beside the counter,-- The day he'll ne'er forget. She thought the muslins dearer Than any she'd seen yet: He watchod her playful fingers The silks and satins toss: The clerk looked quite uneasy. And nodded at the boss. Show me some velvet ribbon, Barege and satin turk," Slip suiti, "I want to'purchaset Then gave the goods a jerk j The clerk was ail obedience He traveled " on his shape; w At length, with hesitation, the bought a yard of tape. . itTisaUamj. A Touching- Story OF UNREASONING PARENTAL SEVERITY. The following narrative from a gentle man in Boston, is true in every particu lar, and ought to leave an indelible im pression, upon the mind of every one who reada it, be they parents or not, A few weeks before he wrote, he nad buried his eldest son, a fine, manly little fellow of some eight years of age, who had never, he said, known a day's illness until that which finally removed him hence, to be here no more. His death occurred under circumstances which were peculiarly painful to hia parents. A younger brother, a delicate, sickly child from his birth, the next in age to him, had been down for nearly a fort night with an epidemic fever. In con sequence of the nature of the disease, every precaution had been adopted that prudence suggested to guard the other members of the family against it. But of this one, the father's eldest, he said he had little to fear, so rugged was he, and so generally hearty. Still, however, he kept a vigilant eye upon him, and espec ially forbade his going into the pools and docks near his school, which it was his custom sometimes to visit ; for he was but a boy, and boys will be boys, and we ought more frequently to think that it is their nature to be. One evening this unhappy father came home wearied with a long day's hard labor, and vexed at some disap pointments, which had soured his natur ally kind dispotion, and rendered him peculiarly susceptible to the smallest annoyance. bile he was sitting by the fire in this unhappy mood of mind, his wife entered the apartment and said : " Henry has just come in and he is a perfect fright I He is covered from head to foot with dock mud, and is wet as a drowned rat." " Where is he ? " asked the father sternly. " He is shivering over the kitchen fire. He was afraid to come up here when the girl told him you had come." " Tell Jane to tell him to come here this instant," was the brief reply to this information. Presently the poor boy entered, half perished with affright and cold. His father glanced at his sad plight, reproach ed him bitterly with his disobedience, spoke of the punishment which awaited him in the morning as the penalty of his offence, and in a harsh voice concluded with : " Now, sir, go to your bed." " But father," said the little fellow, ' I want to tell you" Not a word sir, go to bed I " " I only wanted to say, father, that" With a peremptory stamp, an impera tive wave of his hand toward the door, and a frown upon his brow, did that fa ther, without other speech, agaiu close the door against explanation or expostu lation. When the boy had gone supperless and sad to his bed, the father sat restless and uneasy while supper was being pre pared, and at the tea table ate but little. His wife saw the real cause of his emo tion and remarked : " I think, my dear, you ought at least to have heard what Henry had to say. My heart ached for him when ho turned away with his eyes full of tears. Henry is a good boy after all, if he does some times do wrong. He is a kind-hearted, affectionate boy. He always was." And therewithal the water stood in the eyes of that tender mother, even as it stood in the eyes of Mercy, in the house of the Interpreter, as recorded by Bun yan. After tea the evening paper was taken up : but there was no news for that fath er that evening. He sat for some time in an evidently painful reverie, and then arose and repaired to his bedchamber. he passed the bed-room where his little boy slept, be thought he would look in upon him before retiring to rest. He went to his low cot and bent over him. A big tear had stolen down the boy's cheek, and rested upon it ; but he was sleeping calmly and sweetly. The fath er deeply regretted his harshness, as he gazed upon his son ; he felt also the sense of duty ; yet in the night, talking over the matter with the lad's mother, he resolved and promised, instead of pun ishing as he had threatened, to make mends to the boy's aggrieved spirit in the morning, for the manner in which he had repelled all explanation of his offense. FALLS, VT., FRIDAY, But that morn iu g never came to the poor child in health, j He awoke next morning with a raging fever on his brain, wild with delirium. In forty-eight hours he was in his shroud. He knew neither his father nor his mother when they were called to his bedside, nor at any moment afterward. Waiting, watching for one token of recognition, hour after hour, in speechless agony did that father bend over the couch of his dying son. Once indeed he thought he saw a smile of rec ognition light up his dying eye, and he leaned eagerly forward, for he would have given worlds to have whispered one kind word in his ear,, and been answer ed ; but that gleam of apparent intelli gence passed quickly away, and was suc ceeded by the cold, unmeaning glare, and the wild tossing of the fevered limbs which lasted until deatrf' ca"iue to his re lief. v Two days afterward the undertaker came with the little coffin, and his son, a playmate of the deceased boy, bringing the low stools on which it was to stand in the entry hall. " I was with Henry," said the lad, " when he got into the water. ' We were playing down at the Long Wharf, Hen ry, and Frank Mumford, and I, and the tide was out very low ; and there was a beam run out from the wharf, and Charles got out on it to get a fish line and hook that hung over where the water was deep, and the first thing we saw, he had slip ped off and was struggling in the water. Henry threw off his cap and jumped clear from the wharf into the water, and after a great deal of hard work got Charles out, and they waded up through the mud to where the wharf wa3 so wet and slippery, and I helped them climb up the side. Charles told Henry not to say anything about it, for if he did his ather would never let him go near the water again. Henry was very sorry, and all the way home he kept saying, 'what will father say when he sees me to-night? I wish we had not gone "to the wharf.'" " Dear, brave boy," exclaimed the be reaved father; "and this was the ex planation which I so cruelly refused to hear !" And the hot and bitter tears rolled down his cheeks afresh, and the keenest sorrow and remorse took posses sion of his heart, to embitter all his fu ture life. . Best Food for Winter. A man works in the open air in the coldest weather; what articles of diet will best sustain him T Under these cir cumstances he must exercise his muscles to their fullest capacity or he will freeze, and he will therefore require more than twice as much muscle-making food as he would need with moderate exercise ; then he would require of the most concentra ted heat-producers five times as much as of the flesh-makers. Fat of animals is the most concentrated article of carbon ates, and yet we are astonished at the amount necessary to support animal heat in cold climates. It is said that an Esquimaux woman will eat a gallon of whalo oil in one day, or ten or twelve pounds of tallow can dles, besides the necessary muscle making food. The stomach will not, therefore, in active life in the cold, contain food sufficient to sustain life, except in its most concentrated form. For a man, therefore, chopping wood in the cold, fat and lean meats are the articles mostly to be depended on, fat containing two and one half times the heating power of the vegetable carbonates, sugar and starch, while the muscle of meat contains, of course, the concentrated elements for working power. Of the vegetable food adapted to ac company pork and beef, beans, peas and northern corn bread are the best, as may be seen by reference to the analytical ta ble, beans and peas containing more of the nitrates and prosphates than any oth er vegetable food, and Indian corn con taining more carbonates, especially more oil, than other grains. Cheese is also a good concentrated article with corn bread. These articles of food are not easily di gested, but are the better on that ac count, the stomach being subject to the same law as other organs, and faculties, "the more work to do, the more strength to do it" Exposure to cold, without exercise, re quires different and more digestible arti cles. Carbonates, such as sugar, buck wheat or flour cakes, rice, &c, and even the less digestible articles which cannot be eaten in summer, beans and pork, &c, may be eaten with impunity in the win ter, upon the principle stated above, much more food being required in winter than in summer, proportionate powers of digestion are given to correspond. And hence we seldom find trouble from dys pepsia in cold weather, especially with those who exercise in the open air ; and it is always best, in order to strengthen the stomach, to take articles of food that will tax the full powers of digestion, just as it is best to take active exercise in or der to strengthen the muscles. ' One who lives on rice can digest nothing else, but one who can digest beans, cheese, &c, can generally digest everything. Dr. Bellotct. JAN.S22, 1809. On Presidents and lteliglon. It is somewhat a singular fact that as fur as it is known no President of the United States since the days of Washing ton has been a communicant in a church. John Adams was the representative of the liberal community of his day. Jef ferson was styled a free thinker. An at tempt was made when Jefferson was a young man to make the Episcopal church the " established religion of Virginia. John Leland, a traveling Baptist minis ter, preached a sermon in the presence of Jefferson on what he called the " inces tuous connection of the Church and State." This sermon converted Jeffer son to that doctrine. His persistent op position to a State religion caused him to be stigmatized as an infidel. Mrs. Madison was a communicant at the Epis copal church. Her husband was not. Monroe was a member of an Episcopal parish, but not a communicant. John Quincy Adams, though a member of a Unitarian parish in Massachusetts held a pew in the Second Presbyterian church in Washington, of which he was a trus tee, and there ho worshipped until his death. In a violent snow storm I saw him wading to church, one Sunday, with the snow up to his loins, and he was one of the seven persons who composed the congregation that morning. He never communed in the church. General Jack son was a regular attendant on Sunday mornings. He worshipped in the Second Presbyterian church until his quarrel with Mrs. Eaton. He then left for the 4 Street church and took his cabinet with him. He always came early and entered his pew, which was on the right side of the church as he entered. Ear nest and devout attention he gave to the Berraon. It was his custom, at the close of the sermon to rise in his pew and make a very courteous bow to the minis ter, and then walk out, the audience waiting in their pews till he had reached the vestibule. Van Buren's home church nt Kinderhrook was reformed Dutch. At Washington, when he went to church he attended St. John's, Episcopal, in the morning. Mrs. Polk was a devout aud earnest Christian woman, belonging to the Presbyterian church. Mr. Polk accompanied his family every Sunday morning to the 4i Street church. Mrs. Polk usually attended the Second Presbyterian church iu the after noon, where she held a pew. The Presi dent seldom accompanied her at the sec ond service. General Taylor was not a professor of religion. When he attended church he sat in the President's pew at St John's. President Pierce was a mem ber of the Congregational society in Con cord, N. H.. but not of the church. He was very regular in his attendance at the Presbyterian church in Washington on the morning of each Sabbath. Buchan an attended the small Presbyterian church on F. street, near the White House. Tbis was his religious home dur ing his long senatorial life. He was not a member of the church. He came to worship usually on foot and unattended. His pew was on the side about two-thirds of the way from the door. He usually walked up the aisle with a cat-like step, went to the extreme end of the pew, curled himself up in the corner, and sel dom moved till the service closed. He rarely spoke to any one, and hastened from the church to the White House. Mrs. Lincoln was a communicant at the New York avenue Presbyterian church. Mr. Lincoln was not But he was a reg ular attendant at worship. Johnson seems to have no religious home, but rather inclined to the Lutherians. Gen. Grant is not a professor of religion. He is a trustee of the National Methodist church at Washington and is a frequent attendant on the preaching of that church. Let no Man ask for Leisure. The most fallacious ideas prevail respecting leisure. People are always saying to themselves, " I would do this, and I would do that, if I had leisure." Now, there is no condition in which the chance of doing-anygood is less than in the condi tion of leisure. The man fully employed may be able to gratify his good disposi tions by improving himself or his neigh bors, or serving the public in some use ful way; but the man who has all his time to dispose of as he pleases, has but a poor chance, indeed, of doing so. A W ild Boy. A party of hunters, near Kern Lake, California, have dis covered a wild boy in the woods. While out hunting one morning they heard an unusual sound, and after listening awhile found the noise coming nearer, they soon discovered a singular object coming to ward them with great speed. When within about 300 yards of them the strange visitor stopped, and the hunters saw distinctly it was a boy, but whether an American or Spanish boy they could not determine. He was nearly naked, having only a few shreds of cloth on his person. The party started in pursuit, bat the boy wheeled and ran rapidly back for half a mile, when he turned to the right and was lost sight of. NO. 4. Kale of a Slave Girl. A writer iu the Galaxy gives the fol lowing account of the sale of a slave girl at Charleston, & C, twenty-five years ago : Passing through the crowd in the di rection the driver had pointed, I found seated alone, behind a board partition that screened her from notice, a girl of some eighteen years, engaged in sewing. To say that she was beautiful would be faint praise. An octoroon, under whose transparent skin the veins radiated in lines of blue, and whose cheeks showed that tint which in contrast with dark li quid eyes makes the race the most beau tiful on earth ; of slight figure, tapering hands and feet, and full developed neck and shoulders, over which jet black tresses fell in luxuriance he was indeed tropical in her loveliness. She rose from her seat a3 I stepped within the screen, and bade me good morning. There was no shrinking. A slight blush seemed to heighten the color of her cheeks, but it instantly disappeared, or was forgotten in the graceful good-breeding of her manner. , In dress the simple morning calico of that day in air, bearing and self-re fiance, as well as in tones of voice and powers of conversation, she was a gentle woman. Indeed she had been educated in schools of the North under the expec tations of freedom and wealth, but the will of her father had been denied pro bate, and her half-brother, in fact, but not in name, held himself aloof from all recognition of relationship. She. knew that she was to be sold, and had evident ly made up her mind to her fate. Many of the young bloods of both town and country had been drawn to gether by the advertisement, and by the knowledge of her history. Her apart ment had been a general rendezvous dur ing the day, and the city was full of ru mors of her beauty. The auctioneer stated briefly the facts already narrated of the girl's history, and then scut for her to come out. The building was thronged with men. As she ascended the platform, assisted by the auctioneer, and walked toward the centre, a murmur of surprise, mingled perhaps with pity, ran through the crowd. A chair was placed, for her to sit by the side of the auctioneer, who at once commenced the sale. He gave no description. She needed none. As the bidding, beginning at a thousand dollars advanced to three thousand dollars and more, I watched her face. There were no tears, no affec tation of grief, no shrinking from the public gaze, but her eyes turned from bidder to bidder, with an inteusitv of meaning clearer than words. The offers rose by hundreds to four thousand one hundred dollars; and when the hammer fell, making her the property of her father's executor and friend, het fervent utterances of "God be thanked," drew from more than one breast a hearty amen. What Answer? A young parson of the Universalist faith many years since, when the Simon pure Universalism was preached, started westward to attend a convention of his brethren in the faith, He took the precaution to carry a vial of cayenne pepper in his pocket, to sprinkle his food with as a preventive against fe ver and ague. The convention met; and at dinner a tall Hoosier observed the parson a3 he sprinkled his meat, and ad dressed him thus : . "Stranger, I'll thank you for a little of that red salt, for I'm kind o' curious to try it," "Certainly," returned the parson, "but you will find it very powerful ; bo care ful how you use it" The Hoosier took the proffered vial, and feeling himself proof against any quantity of raw whiskey, thought ho could stand the "red salt" with impunity and accordingly sprinkled a chunk of beef rather plentously with it, and forth with introduced it into his capacious mouth. It soon began to take hold. He shut his eyes, and his features began to writhe, denoting a very inharmonious eondition physically. He opened his mouth and screamed "fire !" " Take a drink of cold water from the jug," said the parson. W ill that put it out? asked the mar tyr, suiting the action to the word. In a short time the unfortunate man began to recover, and turning to the parson, his eyes yet swimming in water exclaim ed: " Stranger, you call yourself a 'Var salist, I believe ? " " I do," mildly answered the parson. Wal, I want to know if you think it consistent with your belief to go about with hell-fire in your breeches pocket ? " A Word to Girls. When tou tnn l L trying to make such herculean efforts to please, that moment you will become pleasing. When you learn to cease your continuous flow of small-talk to " keep up conversation," and learn Instead to listen intelligently then you will charm, with one-halt the effort you now put forth, i every day and hour. ; J Hook Swinging- tn India. , Uev. Mr. Noycs, a missionary of tu American Board, stationed in Kambarn, , in Southern Iudia, writes that the bar barous practice of book swinging has been revived in that section of India, aud he describes an occasion of this sort which ho witnessed last summer. It ia surpris ing that the British government, which on oo forbade this inhuman rite, should allow the priests to again inflict it upon the people, we copy hia account at giv en in the Missionary Herald: ' "Recently, while laboring in the itine racy, I witnessed the 'hook swinging fes tival.' At the beginning of this festival, the priest of the pagoda sends the sacred ashes, and other things, to a person whom he selects as a victim to be suspended. On the reception of these gifts, the man commences a fast, denying himself all bodily indulgence. On the day fixed for the celebration of the feast, he enters the temple with pomp and ceremony, and ap pears before the idol. The priest per forms a ceremony over him, uttering munthrames, or heathen forms of prayer, and he pretends to be under the influence of devils, and acts like a mad man. While in this state, tome person standing by gives him a smart blow on the back, which produces a slight swelling. The muscle is here pierced in two places, and openings are made sufficient for the in sertion of the iron hooks, which are im mediately introduced, and then pressure is applied on every side of the wound, to prevent the issue of blood,' greatly in creasing the man's sufferings. The fact that no blood flows is regarded by the people as a miraculous interposition. After these preliminaries, the man is ta ken to the machino upon which he is to be suspended and swung about ' This consists of a four-wheeled platform car, in the centre of which is an upright post 20 or 30 feet high, and upon the top of it a traverse beam, 40 feet long, fitted to work like a well-sweep, and also to be swung around in a circle. Upon one end of this beam, the hooks already in serted in the man's back are fastened by strong ropes. Long ropes are also at tached to the other end by means of which several men manage its motions. The victim is first swung around in a circle, and then raised high in the air, while the multitudes below fill the air with their shouting. In going up he fa vors himself by catching hold of the rope with his hands, but pretty soon lets go and is suspended by the hooks inserted in his back, being bent almost double, his head and feat hanging, and the mus cles of his back being pulled out to their utmost tension. While he is hanging in this position, the car is drawn by hun dreds of men, over rough ground around the temple, the man being shaken and tossed from side to side by the motion of the car. It was a full hour by my watch, that I saw the man thus suspen ded. His countenance was the picture of distress, and when taken down he seemed much exhausted. . ,,- fl He is next presented to the people to receive their offerings, and receives large ' presents of money and lands property such as he could not have accumulated by the labor of years. He is now taken to his house the hooks are removed, and his wounds are treated by the application of small cakes of mud, made so hot as to burn the skin. .Three of these plasters arc placed on each wound, and kept there for seven days, when they are tak en off and other medicines are applied. This is severe treatment, but the wounds are said to be efiectually healed by it in twenty days, if the man survives it On the first day he suffers but little, because he is made insensible by intoxicating drugs and potions. On the second and several succeeding days, his sufferings are so great that he will often attempt to commit suicide ; but as he is strictly watched by his friends h"e finds no oppor tunity, and the deed is seldom done. 'The barbarous practice of hook swing ing was discontinued for many years in the Madura District, until it was again revived in 1867 ; and as the people have come to nnderstand that the government will not interfere to prevent it, it is like ly to become a common occurrence. I estimate the number of persons present on this occasion at 15,000. A Sunny Temper. You gain noth ing by fretting ; you only waste your strength by it Choose your work, plan as skillfully as you can, put your whole heart into what you are about to do, and leave the rest to a kind Providence that overlooks not a single one of ns. - Do you know how many years of your life and happiness is mortgaged by the hab it of worrying ? And, after all, what does it accomplish T How does it help you on ? How much strength does it bring to you id your labors and exertions f A ruffled temper all the time throws to the surface the mire and dirt of one's na ture ; it does not combine the best ele ments and help them to work together to the best advantage, but only the worst, and gives them alone all the chance. The Vclgabttt of Affectatiox. Few subjects are more nearly allied than vulgarity and affectation. : It may be said of them truly, that " thin partitions di their bounds divide." There can not be a surer proof of an innate meanness of dis position than to be always talking and thinking of being genteeL . . . A temperance author wrote, " drunk enness U folly," and the printer made him say "drunkenness is jolly." It-; 1' r I.. t 1 r, - 4 ! r i 3 ss"