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Ht Nation! Opinion ,. ,t D,.i...KPERrrBiir, AT vril OHD, VKHMUM. a TAT" UAnlAAMA- 4 1: i lilt . CMf RATfS OF ADVESTISINO U. 11. EAHLt. $r-.,oo w.uo Bi.UO a mi 10 f-4UU per " mra 1 :'",'.rtll "!''"' 1 J ii- '', nit:irt' ,ii"l RATES : t.lSSCRIPTlON (1,00 '.'".''mi.Vwitl.in time n.onOi. 2.00 ,,,,, i.jiu lliit).Ver from these ratea VT .' .lisi-nntiiiiii'd until all arn-ar- v.in.i""11 f? 1 i ,.,..,iit ut the outiou of the ... -i'P I.1H. ' - I - - - NERAL BU1SNESS DIRECTORY r,i-..J.N- CLARK, ,,r,.,.M'ullv nnm.tin.-e to all person. 11 ,,ri. .,i,,iiua-oilauoe with the la:1 m in -11 i, rtuvlv occupied by Dr. A. M. "Sl " Slm3' Mowe. A CARD. . H.,rt,. that Ir. J. '. Clark bus line ,1 vk in r laniiliis, u"'1 tlll4t u, wurk x. n. llrurv Merrill, Mmi., . Ha T! U," ",1'v W. l.fl. r. Pannl Ba. Wider. ,"!":'. u .... ,i,in. n. ii. : j.im pIi i'iht, , .It V li ri;iu, at (.'liaiulK-rlin.Nntliau "U." ' ;,V, N "ll. ; Jam. Austin. 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Krar ef 8. Eyimin Har.ly's nnililing. lu S..ri;i''s St. rr. Opinion VOLUME 2. BRADFORD, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1867. NUMBER 30. 'OPINION1 JOB PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT JOB PRINTING. Of fTery dewtiptiua, aieewtrd is th k"l uauoer, aad on abort autice. We aava facili ties f..r dmng Job Work which enable oa to njaay kind, of work at lover prleea than ara rtiarvrd at uumt country utlitn, aud our price . for all kind, of Job rriutiK are moderate. Urdvr. by ma'l promptly attended to. Addreaa all order to COBB It EAELE, Bradford, VI, John. I'm not pood at story telling. But some way I've thou glit if I tofd you this little thing, there might be Home one it would please. JJot so much please as comfirt. may be, like a sliding hand within a body's when they're in troubln ; for there's noth ing like a quiet hand . grip when one's in deep pain. But about th'3 little history. It isn't much, and it has a oor title, but if youknewhow differently the name sounded from what it loo.V8) standing there how it makes me'tlasS ant thrill with love and deep feeling, vou wouldn't think it so homely an5 p;!n. Every one knew- h;oi. from the little bare, brown fooio! chiklreu trim si.lil .'huiis ami pfjokies. t0 the line people at the hotel, who always J than a houskeeper for Joe; ever see like foam.' The sun showed a few smacks and a small craft tacking against the night breezes,- and the beach had its fine-dressed people from the hotels to make the picture prettier. I knew that Charlie was with his father that cruise, and I sat alone with a bit of sewing on the doorstep. The very nmell of the sultry air comes back to me, the line of grey sea where the sky met it, the sound of the waves, and the late few flowers in the little garden. The house fronted toward the sea, a cozy little place, warm and snug in winter; I tried to make it home like for Joe. I know I sat that night quite late till it grew too dusky to see, and I let my work fall down in my lap. I think I was a little sad, woudering if I ever should be anvthing more HOXUI I I. I lKMC in. ATTORNEY AMI I'OI NSELLOlt A I LAW , Mtiur fid .s-....-(..,- fhunrrrg, and Pennon a,,.; ( V.iim A'jcnl. i:D, VKKMHHl. nit a i i , 1. 1. 1. 1 l.l. 1 KT.NSI.I) AUCTIONEER, Hi: ll.FOUli, VEU.M'-NT' CK(W I'l. I. IIA,I't'J, T A 1 I,U li , PRW.lol'.ll. VCBMONT. Ii.-i o llar.ty - Buil.UhC. lirst door lip . '- J. V. II tltltV, Wi'U Win. li. llaril.v.) HM7N .W. W A T C 11 MAKER. Si,.r. in X.i. 1 H.iiily's niiildiiiR- II. l ltl It IKH.N' Knl'NUI-.B AND MACHINIST, took his yacht in place of rest. As lor li'in I've a notion he might have made a good picture. He was dark as au Indian, aud as tall and as lithe. He could . swim the fur thest, and pull the strongest oar; and as for leaping and wrestling iu one could begin with him. There was a rich dark red in the brown check, ami when he smiled it was a pretty sight such white teeth, and such a strong mouth, with a laugh deepening his brown eyes. .John had always In-en my friend; he used to take me out in the yacht when he went with Joe, my brother and stow me away on his- jacket ; aud then when 1 grew older he was the same kind friend for Joe's wife died, and It'll me the houskeeper, and John used to come in, when Joe had gone on acrui.se to the cod fisheries, and bring in arintuU of wood; and in winter make paths, and sit down by the tire, when the winter nights were bad, and talk with me; and in .summer he used often to come iu with a witfhl fioni Joe and a kind tale with Charlie and me (that was before Chailie was large enough to go with father 1 in his trips) and 1 used to feel a kind of sisterly love for him. He was prettr much alone; his mother and lie lived with old 'ancy Hell, his aunt, a cross old woman but she took good care of his home, and it was all the home she had on earth. The Irvinghatns were the richest ppople who lived in the village. To he sure, they only came here ou summers, but'tho family had always lived there in the old fine house with -Treat park aud lawn, and hot house, which father before he died used to be so proud of for he was gardener there thirty years, and mother had been Miss Emily's maul w hen he married her. Miss Emily was old, and not mar ried, but her brother Alfred, with his wife and Miss Louie, used to come back during the warm weather from their home iu New York ; and Miss Emilv was very kiml to me, i used to go there very often for sew ing, and could do up the laces and ruffles for her as no one but mother .I'd, she said. Then, Miss Louie ,t been born at the hall. That u lefre father died ; Bo 1 used to like to i"'s her. But this is rot my Btnrv lit.Ci ' if'.ii'turi'vM' A H'SAIH i-HI.. ;riiultiirallini.l .'luruU VERMONT. HOI'sK. i mnltr. SI UN, ASH OKSAMKfcTAI. ... . . ...... .,.i,r . Grnuirr, (rdliirr, .r i up' j- nit.liFiill. ,l..i..r ; Pi.m.i.i. Oil. Vwvni-lie" ('Jim '.i,..k i,f rvrr.v llrHlTipliotl Frails, M.'ulilin'i anil 01:. mil rirturt I I 4k I I 1 " Ji l't.X ' '. TTi .1. V I.' t. .'..I VlLl.'l IllW A T LA . ya.iui i'i,u. Life i fire InMiranec Agent, WEST Till SHAM, VEKMIiNT. ittle more i feel- JSlie was i:w uurem, n.iui - beauty 1 ha e "ver secn- !.... .i i . ii t :ici - i,,Ss p-ntlp am.' sum .a, . t u, v.'7-v winning! ShO .'" inoHi-st, wlii'ti.st skin, and a pair ol eyes - . -. u that iuiO the world that those crowds of beautifiJ.' ladies lived in ; ever be a whit beyond the old sad life I led, never thinking how much it held, and forgetting Charlie and Joe would be alone. I felt a litMe bit terly as I leaned my head down C." my hard palm how soft and dainty and how jeweled those hands yon der! How finely clad those delicate forms 1 and girls no younger than I j were walking there with brave, wrong lovers in me iwuigiu oi iresu air. Would lever have a lover f Not Tom Jenkins or Tom Coles surely, but a lover who was full of the knowledge of books nud men ; one who knew all 1 yearned to know; one who could teach me what 1 craved! one who was strong and brave, and whom J could trust trust as much as I could have done just then ! My foolish head went down with a silly little sob into my lap, as I thought how vain and useless my hopes were. Just t),on the gate latch clicked, and in th. , '"'ii I saw John's tall graceful figure, with that quick, brisk step like his words, sound and tirm coming up the gravel walk. Whatever else I had been dreaming of was lost as it came to me iu a mad, wild whirl of sense; "Jenny you love this man, and he is the lover you dream ol." 1 laid my hot cheeks down into my palms. At any other time he would have noticed it; but he came steadily to me, and threw himself down beside the steps ou the grass. He ottcn. laid that way, with his Mi ad on his arm, in the cool, if there were no party to go out in the yacht, or when he caine for a word Irom Joe, or to cheer me. Hut to uiRlit, as 1 raised mv lace, triad it was dark, and fearful lest he had heard my heart beat, 1 caught a low sob, short and, Irom the sound fearless, but a mail's sob. It struck me like a stab. 1 felt a pitiful weak fear creeping along the veiusaud settling along in v heart. Uut it was my way to face things, aud 1 sat quite still till 1 was sure 1 could speak in broken surce like whisper. "Is it of Joe and Charlie, John V Then my voice broke quite down, and 1 sat shivering in the damp wind with the hair wet and cling inn about my forehead. John sprang up from the grass and stood before me. "How blind ! What a fool I have been !' But his hand ou mine was cold and shaky, and his voice hoarse. "No Jenny, not that. Joe and the boy are quite well, and on uou r u. ui iu i FEH. UKAl.KR IN nnd 1,1 1IIIKR Mniicv Imui'ii" ui ir Ji.uii. il on. or Unnev iiia'lt.r.. anan.il in n-i'.-ri-iu'e l Kritl Etut-. AImi Hi ") K-lat' -Vi lli. ( ml Klini"''" r, uml l'ractii ul Survrjor. VEItMONT. l.'Vl tm miAiiioui., wn.u. ii tititv, lAni-isd-d by J. A. Hardy,) WlYtll -MAKE 11 AND J E W E L K U IIUAIIFIJHII, VEllMi.M'i ; n Wnti lii H, Clni U ami Ji'W.'liT.Ui.lil, TVai. . i m Itiilnniia Wan s, Kim- I'm ki't Alvi-r.Kat.'M. v, Snciitai'li-c lleviilvi-rn uml ml T.iWp I'vtli-.. 'lin kw. Wntrh."., im'l ''' lank' i' Nutmuti." . mhI wamilit.'il. l'riiuipt ir Mini i'Uj ri iii.ir.-il ii .-ess or Mail. No. I, Aili'iilimi tn'iinl.T by KtP !l:inl' liinMini;. ' .... ii rroliafe C ourt, Hi-iilfoi-l Jintrict. llHDHATE ClinnirwTLL PE 1IOLDKN I uilliin anil fur tin. Pwtiiit of lbuilloi'il !'! I hi' t-.ir I'usiiiutf. iik 1'iillown, vi: M tlii I nilti i' llnimr, in Hi'iiiltnril, on the 9l liii Ml.ivn in Jiinmiiy, May, July, ami Si' iiubir, Al Hi,' I'nibati- Ollii'i-, lu West Vaiib o, i; tin. n liiiI I ui silav in Pi inbi'l' and Ibis '-M Tin ilmH iu r'ul'iu'aiy, Ainil anil U. tiib. r, At ill.' llnlrl.ln law! ('nrliitli.nn tlio WdTno. 'v. ol M.iri'h. June Aiiaiint, and NuveiiilHir ALVA It 1IEAN KegUU-r. WcM Fiiirli'(, Pi c. I, IS07. ;,.1'j 1 1. on ' mr -i nrettv thin" to ivmpare to their way Pack, lor Christie JJurn s M ss , ! A id her ur.'- "iwl is in ; but-but-'-his voice curled in little loose rings whe.J ""king, ever ower "it was a tro-ub-w s a child, and had a dark tou.;h e o mine, a trouble t hat seems like ' ..,.i.i.. ...,w iii tliflif hti to kill ine. 1 ve hidden it. I've on n, wiiu k-.i . --it was tne preiiiesi nn L" world, and so proud as her father ;vasofit! He would not let her ... . i ........ I.-... ,t .,,( It: HO Slie woiv nir.u. i"--Ki l "" ...'.!. .1 ; -L.u.-.. ..n l.r JcnilV 1 fJiouiriit Of you, loose.' 'I ii , ,i .l..,,,.,, i ..,, niiiriit. IipId me ! uml .Icntiv tor nun inoi. ii i ii", .ih..u -i T - ,'ried to bury it. I even tried to le cai'h'ss f it- It won't do. It is there. And now when the last hope is "oing" lorever I nm quite a boy I thought rib- L1VKHV STABLE, (Hoar of Trotter IIoiihc ) Hf OM( Alt CARLTON. ' l'artir, fiiniiln.il with Singh or Double TvmM, at nhnrt notl, and at KHASONABLK PRICES. Cwnii jr in n-adlnnai at the drpot upon the uvl" Hi fain iTrTflrVTrt. Jinn 14, 1W. I ,!... I. nrR to WT peit, i..,..i, iv.i-11 her brow with a blue bon. Anu n.'ch brvgh curls as tl'ie were on her i. 'it'hr.Ml and behind her ears-little n.'W that ho wind i i...f iw.r.vest 1 used to think k1. was th.'ust lady of them all, with her sweet, ways just as fresh as a child's'. "? not wonder mat any one cm.- help loving Louie Irvingham. 1 found out suddenly thatJou.n loved her and that did not sur prise me at first, lie used to drive the Hall carriage, until he bought his yacht for he loved the sea more than anytiiing else. Miss Emily hail old itobert, who had been there o many years ; but John was so nil aiid steady that from his '':,irb . the stables, Mr. Alfred had place in ' is carriage. So ho knew him drive n. 11 as I, ever since Miss Louie as , in h,a ams he used to carry ; ,,ack8 ofUie and hold her ou two , Then horses as she used to rick,. . ,0UIJ when she grew older, it was . ,f w ho taught her to rule, anu wen w ith her and I think they set one another's lieauty off, even if it is foolish to say so. But when 1 found he loved her, 1 was a little troubled. U was in tins way. It was late in tl'? fall, nnd Joe was not buck yet, and the Cimily at the Hall were to leave that -week for town, Miss Em. ily nnd nil, I remember that day had been sult ry for cptfiinberr the last day of the mouth and the sun hail left the ky lurid. The sea was a fine sight; the red sky hod given it a flrey look, and the green light of the waves broke in bits of opal Cod's sake tdl me w hat to do, There was a dci'P falling in his voice, and John never spoke that name lightly. I went up to him where lie had crouched in the grass again, and gathered the damp hair from his brow. "Tell niff John," I said But the despair that I had iu my voice ! He lifted his fa-e and covered it with Iris arm, as he bad laid hundreds of times asleep in the old yacht when we were children tijonny, I love Lome Irvingham I a poi,r wnh'smedbnot of a fellow, and she a nl' la,,v) wtl s) fortune more than I vmhl connt. Ever since the time I we'l to make her little boats, And i rot lier on Hover's tm.-if 1'va inrh'd ln'r and now all the more since sh,e to PM abroad next mouth for yeii". f ,,d ay 1)C marry a nobleman; 'V"' I--why, Jenny, I would die for' But 1 must live, live and work, llv0 n work and bo poor, and kuo w wotlp ing of books and flao society nnd .',' us her's." ' itb the sudden knowledge tu'.H a woman lias when loveWss, had owed lit'o, such as mine come.? to Lei' Isaiil, "John can't you bear Horroa that wi'.l never lighten, ia t entlv mi.,"tl'withawil1 of iron' come bated, and Ju .6 Ka get the paiu,and be f Im Uo wills, and oue rft,D to uvm i When I snokr. flod uhki vuo iiu i uoui, now Uf k. being calm or reconciled I folt "But how can I forget hert how can I live patiently with noth ing to live fori" 1 felt a pain so keen at his words that I could hardly reply. . "You must forget her. What can you ever do to hope to win her proud father's consent, even it ou win hers t Besides you will have other things to do. Men must not break their hearts. The world needs strong arms. Think. With your strong will, your hatred of be ing bound, could you enter that life of fashion and worldliness, arid not feel out of place T" John hung his head like a bash ful boy. "I know it well enough. She docs not love me or dream of my love for her. I could not be sneered at by her father H The time had come to speak when his pride was touched. "John, live a noble life. Oue cau wear out these troubles- No, do not go a way. Stay here and make your heart for get its folly, if you can. Be a inau, and do a man's work, leaving the rest to God." "I will Jenny. God bless you!" and John had gone. 1 ho neit day she came to take leave of inc. It rained dismally. Just think, Jeuny you little brown wren of me. I am actually going abroad, i'ive years; it is a ue. But you look dismally sober as sober as a irirl over her first love letter. May be it is a lov er Jenny f she said playfully. 'Oh. well, I like John, he is worthy of you. 1 will bring yon a wedding present from Paris. She looked daintier than ever in the plain little room; and her hair clinging abont her soft, white brow, fitted for the luxury and beauty she lived in. Louie Irvingham, did you k. tow- that afternoon how the rain, sobbing outside my little wimlow,wailed as my own heart helplessly did, as I thought how little the love that you had w ould have been to you, how to me life itself ! When the soft, white face, in its pretty frame-work of curls, faded away in the rain, I looked at the hnrd lines coining on my face, and the pain in mv set im nth, and for an instant the great ditlerence le- tween us was so keen that God forgive the tears kept time to the rain without ! There is little sun iu the six years after to tell. John bouirht a vessel. anil was gone long whiles. I knew he was patient ; he never spoke her name. AH the good that life see in -oil to liring liiin to do, 1 L now he did. Sometimes I longed to siieak of his sorrow, but I never did. unco .miss ljoiiic nud played me a sad, plaintive melody of some great German composer. My lile seemed like the saddest part of this little tune. I remember the bar- nony rose ami fell till the whole ended in a triumphal burst of sound; and I used to wonder if my life would come to the joy notes, too One day John came to see me with a paper, a sort of smile on his quiet lips. His linger pointed me to a paragraph as he unfolded the paper, and 1 read liues mar riage. 'A rich, great man,' Jyjin said simply. Meiiny, I have overcome it. It was a bovish thing. 1 know how vain, how foolish it would ha e been. Tlus was all he said folding up the Paper aud going away. The six years were nearly over, Charlie and Joe had been a longer cruise, than usual, ami were coming back. It seemed as though my life work was pretty clear. 1 thought, as I spread the linen to air, and kindled a fire in tint little room. The damp chill of evening came against my cheek as I stood at the gate. On the Peach, a knot of men had gathered. Perhaps the vessel was already in and here came John to tell. He kept his lace Irom me as he came nearer ; and a look, such as I had never seen on it except when his mother died, was there when became to me. He led me in away from the salt HUiell and the chill air, to the little parlor lighted anil wanned. 'Jenny I nm in trouble again, I have come to yon.' I looked nuiekly Hp at him I've lost some dear friends, and need yon to tell me that Ged knows best, and thai it Mngmv I thtmaht of JiOfiie and the Irving hiimsr brrt a second look ou John' face made me say : 'It is Joe and Charlie t They will nrver come homer John's face had fallen between his hands. One thing more and this little story is ended, lt'a no more than what too who reud have known When eight months later. John's vessel cuiuo back, 1 heard calmly the little he could tell me of the wreck, llo lay on the grass plot (for it was summer agaiu,)lns hand across his face. 'Jenuv it's a long time since I told von my first real trouble. I've an oU.or deeper, now; for with it all however- can to"!5" "d oU,I :.. -wan can bear heart pain :.. a. man. 1 loved Louie LrI it, ' Looking back to . . Watt lonrnr tsn or! whatever the bov's heart L'A1 nan you trust the man I did trust it, and the victory notes came at last into my life. Ho was to sail early on the mor rowjand in three months I was to be his wife." What was to be the part ing then t I did not think about the pain iu ray fullness of joy. I've an idea you may call the ending of this story sad, but it isn't, Through the night that John's ves sel set in for the harbor, there was a storm, and she went on the rocks, and welkin the morning they drew him in out of the surf, and brought him np to Nancy Bell and me. I think if I had had the old rebellious cry in my heart against God that I had the night before when I heard the signal guns stop, I would have lost it from my first look at John's face, where a smile of peace and trust was. Next his heart I found a little flower I had given him, years before, in a bit of paper, with these words written : 'Jenny, darling, the ship is going down. Don't make it hard for me to stay iu Heaven without you, by feeling that this was so bitter ; for, after all the. world mav be dark, but ine end win fie enough for us both. ton will know how much I would have said, aud could not. Be very tender of yourself, for my sake- Comfort Nancj-. God will comfort you, my brave darling. And God did comfort me. 1 axy. A Locomotive Bace ox the Puaikies. About eitfht miles to the eastward of Koek Island Junc tion, in Northern Indiana, there is low framed building used as a wood and water station for two of the principal railroads of the West. Passing on the north side of this station is the track of the Michi gan Southern aud Northern Indiana road, and ou the south side, at the distance of about one hundred yards lies the track of the Pittsburgh. Fort Wayne and Chicago road. From this station lioth tracks run parallel as far as the Junction, the ground lieing as level as the top of billiard table. At half past ten o'clock in the morning the westward Pound trains on both mm Is are due at the wood station. A few days since I had the pleasure of witness ing one of those exciting races over the long reaches of those dead level prairies, common throughout the great West. Both trains arrived on tune nnd a lively scene ensued among the wood passers, eacli party doing its utmost to get its traiu ready first. It was au even match, however, for both trains moved off, side by side. The Michigan train drew slowly ahead and had gained a quarter of a mile, when the Pitts burgh and Fort Wayne engineer having allowed a fair start, pulled the throttle valve wide open and gradually closed up the distance. As the trains approached each oth er, the excitement among the pass engers increased. No sign of fear could be seen among them, and the cars were moving as steadily as well trained steeds. Half a mile onw ard and the en gines were sido by side; the driving wheels were moving so rapidly that they appeared like solid disks. Pass engers were shouting, waving hats, and bidding "good bye" to those in the other train ; bets were offering freely, but no takers. Excited "Hoosiers." with their IkmIIcs half way out of the windows, shut one ye to keep out the dust and with the other watched the progress of the race while with brawncy arms and red handkerchiefs they waved frantically to the engineer for 'more steam.' lour miles further, nt titty miles an hour, and neither train gained or lost more than six feet. the scene at this po'.T.t was intens The train seemed stationarvi and the earth to ny wiieath us: log cab ins went by us as if shot from a gun The engineers, calm, earned, and watchful, stood like statues, with hands on the throttle valvesjooking forward over tlo road, every brakes man being at his post. But the utce was almost mn. Gently as an oeenn steamer glides from her wharf, the Pittsburgh train drew ahead ; the Michigan Southern was distan ced; the steam whistles and signal bells Rounded a m of vkt iry, and "slowing down," the trains ap proached the Junction. Ihc ladies smiled because their train hnd won; the gentlemen contratulrted each other on the success; while one lit tle fellow, more enthusiastic thnn the rest, said 'Ma, I'm gtad 1 wasn t on that train, didn't it get beaten t' A moment nioMand 'Kock Island Junction change cars, sonnded through the train, one excitement gave way to another, and tlio lace was forgotten. Advantages of Drunkenness If you wish to be always thirsty, be a drunkard ; for the oftcner and more you drink, the oftcner and more thirsty you will be If you wish to prevent your friends from raising you in the world, be a drunkard ; aud that w ill defeat all their efforts. If you would effectually counter act your own efforts to do well, lie r. drunkard ; and you will hot be dis apM)inted. If you wish to repel the endeavors of the whole human race to rais" you to character, ai.d prosperity, be a drunkard ; and you will mw.t as suredly triumph. If you are determined to "je poor, le a drunkard; and you will le ragged and penniless to your heart's content. If you wish to starve your family, lie a drunkard; and then you will consume the means of their support. If you would lie imposed upon by knaves, be a drunkard ; for that will make their task easy. . It you would wish to be robln-d, be a drunkard, and the thief will do it with greater safety. If yon wish to deaden your senses be a drunkard ; ami you will soon be more stupid than an ass. If you are resolved to kill yourself be a drunkard ; and you w ill hit up on a sure mode of self destruction. If you would expose lioth your folly and Tour secrets, be a drunk ard ; and thev will soon run out as the liquor r..us in. If you tl ink you arc too strong, be a drunkard ; au4 you w ill soon find yourself subdued by so powerful an enemy. If you would get rid of your mon ey without knowing bow,bea drunk ard ; and it will vanish insensibly. If you would have no resource, when unable to work, but a work house, lie a drunkard ; and you will br incompetent to provide any . If you are determined to expel all comfort from your house, l a drunkard; and you will do it ef fectually. If you would lie hated by your family and friends, 1m a driiukar.l ; and yon will soon Ik? more than dis agreeable. If yon would Im be a pest to soci ety, lie a druukard ; and yon will bo avoided as an infection. If you would smash windows, break the peace, get your bones broken, tumble under horses and carts, and be locked up in station- houses, be a drunkard; audit will lie strange if you do not succeed. If you wish f.ll your prospects, in life to be clouded, be a drunkard; and they will soon he dark enough. If you would destroy your body, lie a drunkard ; as drunkenness is the mother of disease. If you wish to min your soul, be a drunkard; that you may be ex eluded from heaven. Subduing a Giant Mr. Tillsbury, the present Super- ' intendent of the Albany Penitentia ry was at one time warden of the state prison in Connecticut. While serving iu that capacity he once re ceived into the prison a man of gi gantic stature, whose crime had for seventeen years made him the ter ror of the country. He told the criminal, wheu ho came, he hoped lie would not repeat the attempts he had made elsewhere. "It will be best," said he, "that you and I should treat each other as well as we can. I will make yon as comfortable as I possibly can, and I shall lie anxious to be your friend ; and I hojie you will not get me into any difficulty ou your account. There is a cell intended for solitary confinement, but we have nevei used it, and 1 should be sorry ever to have to turn the key upor. anybody iu it. You may range the place as freely as I dv-if you trust ine, I will trust you." The man w as sulky, and for some weeks shovfed only gradual symp toms of softening under the ocra tions of Mr. Pillsbnry's cheerful con fidence. At length information was brought of the man's design to break pi 'son. The warden called him, and tax.d him with it; the man preserv ed a gloomy silence. Ho was told it was now necessary for him to b locked up in the solitary cell, and desired to follow the warden, who went first, carrying a lamp in one hand and a key in the. other. Iu tho narrowest part of the passage, Mr. Pillsbury, a small, light man, turned round and looked iu tV. lUco of the stout criminal. "Now," said he, "I ask whether you have treated me as I deserve? I have done everything I could to make you happy. I have trusted you, but you have never given me the least confidence in return, and have even planned to get me iuto difficulty. I this kindt And yet I cannot bear to look you np. If I had the. least sign that you cared for me " The man burst into tears." "Sir," said he, "I have lieen a very demon those seventeen years ; but you treat me. like a man.' "Come, let us go back," said the warden. Tle convict had freerange of the prison as before ; and from that hour he began toopen his heart to the warden, and cheerfully ful filled his whoW tena of imprisonment. "Papa," said a bright eyed little girl one day, "I believe mamma loves you lictter'n she does me." Papa bad doubts on that subject, but concluded that it was not liest to deny tho soft impeachment. She meditated thoughtfully about it tor Home time, evidently construing ber father's silence as unfavorable to her Mrs. Stanton complains that in a report of her lecture she was made to call white males, 'white mules.' A red nosed gentleman as'ied a wit whether he believed in spirits. 'Aye, sir,' replied he looking him full in the face, 'I see too much evi dence before me to doubt that.' A Soldier's Joke. During the late war, while the army ot Teiucs see, under Gen. Johnson, lay en- camjied near Dalton, the following rich scene occurred There was a very popular dealer in newspapers there, a iierfeet Brob diguag iu size, rivalling Daniel Lambert in rotundity of stomach. A regiment was there about to leave for Mobile, and our massive friend had some business to transact with tho colonel. So puffing ami blow ing, he came up a lew minutes lie fore the traiu started. As he came up a soldier spied him, aud hallooed out ! 'Boys, here lie is ! ' Instantly the whole regiment were ou the alert, and shout after shout went m 'Here he is! here he is !' Looking confounded the fat man said: 'What's up gentlemen 1 What have I done I ' 'You arc the veryman who stole our big bass drum, and swallowed it,' went up simmultaiieously. Struck with surprise, he dii not know whether to laugh or get mad, but finally said: 'Well, boys, if you'll stay till evening I'll treat you.' The Vermont Rati road Disas ter. A court of inquiry into the circumstances of the recer c railroad disaster nt Northfteld, Vt., is lieing held at that town. Engineer Ab bott, on whom the whole blame of the accident rests, testified that he was running only eight miles per hour when he reversed his engine, three lengths of the train from the chasm, and had the brakes liee.n well mauned he says he thinks the train might have been stopped iu tlmo. He had not drank intoxioating liq uor tor six months, and had no par tlcular care on his mind on the fatal da v. IIo was running up to the bridgo a little faster than usual, un Hir in tractions from Assistant Su- iM.rintmdent TonUPy. o"t none of his testimony ftftbrda satisfactory Character op a True Christ ianHo is 1. A sincere man. 2. A pure minded man. 3. A heavenly minded man. 4. Au Affectionate man. J". A man lowly esteeming his spiritual attainments. li. A diligent man. 7. A zealous man. 8. A godly man. 0. A cheerful man. JO. A patient man. 11. A prayerful man. 1'.'. A lienevolent man. 13. A hospitable man. 14. A forbearing nud forgiving man. 15. A sympathising man. A man placing low estimate on earthly distinctions. 17. A man modest in his opin ions. 18. A man regardful of the mn'e of others, and of his era ntation. 10. A peaceable man. 20. A good citizen. 21. A man upright in his ness. 22. A man mindful of the of time. 2J. A man ot daily growth in grace. 24. A man of sobriety. 25. A man clothed with the spirit of Christ. esti- rep- busi- flight An Unsophisticated South erner. "1 went to the Legislature last yeir," said a Georgian. "Well, I went to Augusta, and took dinner at a hotel. Bight beside me at tho table sat a member froi.i one of the back towns, who had perhaps never taken dinner nt a hotel liefore in his life. liefore him sat a dish of pep pers, and he kept looking at them. l inally, ns tho waiters were slow about bringing up the things, ho took up' his fork and soused one into his mouth, As he brought down his grinders niion it, the tears came iuto his eyes. At last spitting tho pepper into his hand, he laid it down by the side oi nis puue i voice that set the whole table in a roar, exclaimed: "Just lie there and cool !" words yod liWnll Li.,,1 uI.a or Inur m I miM7. - IT nil, maiu nu3 -, , . . -0 , , .. . i s'poso its all right ; you're the big- explanation m vitrvuess or that nay, - " tj.. n I a u. i, JL.Z n inea ma I mum for the accident, HAIUf " f ' I VIA HIVf 1 g7VV, OTMU IV WW v v ' " j I Important Bounty Decision A law firm in this city carried a case to the Court of Claims, which the ireasurv Department had tlis nllowcd. and have just obtained a favorable Judgment. The decision is to the effect that all soldiers who enlisted under tho President's proc lamation Peforo July 22, 1H0I. are entitled to bounty, whether discharg ed for disease or other honorable cause. This will give bounties to hundreds of discharged soldiers who were refused it because they had not served two year Bolton Jour, It !'.' i 1 I.-! .1 " i .,Hl.J ' 1 4 r'1-i ii t J .1,. 1i ll'.'.l '