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-"CO i : 15 1 k H 11 H 1 Tk Hatiooal Opinicn IS FCBLUItED ETEKT FBrDAT, AT . pilADFORD, VERMONT. 0.WX'OnI3lltr IrF-lr RATI' OF ADVERTISING; On eolumn", oua year, $75,00 Half tolmun, . 0lie fourth eolumn, " 2..t0 (I1C square, one year. 8.IX) One 'iuare, throe week, 1,50 If z il until ut 13 -uu pet Una fur three Uertiiit. , '''' , - - SUBSCRIPTION BATISi In adeanee,- f 1.50 If not aid within tliroe mouths, --y 0 variation whatever from these rates 0" Xo pnfii-r timeout inne.1 until allarrenr- tgjinra yui'U exeuj.1 nt the optieu of the publisher. . - . GENERAL BUISNESS DIRECTORY ' j. yt. HAKIIHV WaTCH IK5, JtffELtH i ESCE.VVEC, nit tronn, vt. Also Dealer in Watch's, (lock, Jewelry, Sil ",r au.l KH-r-tilnl-J Wnre. 'Inlilu-nnd racket C'utlerv. nnil Yankee NoTiiinn of all kinds. Kirst door miiiiU of l'i ielianl'a Store J. II immvi:, llKAII.lt IN Flour, Cjii-iiin, IMoal, frjvi iiilcr. Short, mill ltn.'r.. Mil In at South end ill lJta.hor.l Village. Hour n.adc horn VV inior ami Spring wheat. Buck Wheal Hour, Corn Meal. 1'i.ivcii.I.t su.l Sli.n all 'if which wil' Ini mild at the loi't market ru-e. for cash. .I-H J. If. JOKN. ! -. HOMCEUl'ATUIC lllVSIClAX & SL'liGEON U It 4 I) I" II It 11 , V T . Rooms over Slic.liiT.lfton At Davis' Store. On-let Hocus Fi.nn7ti.SA. M. ; l-lt.i l iaiil titotil'. M, Saturdays, from I t ti 1 . M. , ii. i.imvii i, ll.VM FA'. ll'HKK OF 8a-.li, Iloor cV Itlijid4, lutAi'FDiii', vi.r.Musr. CUSTOM d UXSKllM. JOU WOIIK. rw tlii.romil.lr. at rca-.uial.U- rat en. alol on snort notice Omceover Aldm-lt's Kitt Factory Jinn'." t'liiituvs i .. icens v. i) a v c r i x K e it . I-a 1 1 i.i'.n, viimh r. en is. i:. .ti;i;i:s, AI loUXKV AT I. V'.V. 0 R A n I' o It 11 , V I. II M "NT. IVae'ice in Courts in Ycnntmt, and X. IT. JOin l-'l VM , ruoi'uiirrou TiiK'i'i i-:u uui'si, l'.illl.c.MO. VI;!..T. ;i: it. iticoiw CARtltA'.R M IKIM1 AM ., I N hit 11. 1II.1A1 KIN ) Armory lluit.litor. end ci mer of Annul y umi rii-.in M r. it t u ni k i. v h ti o v r. It. II. M Ullll, ATT0KSKV AN!) COf N.-Kl.I.i lit AT LAW. l.tfe tifttritiiet Aycut, CAST COf.lM II. V lr. K M O N T. (). .( at his li.'Hi.l.iuoe. 1 lyl II . II. I I T, T A I L i I!, Bit Alllllltll, VI.UM'INT. Room in H.inly's Hail lin, in Uear of S. 0"ore' Store. T. kowi:i.i. I'luMiin, aTTOUXKY AM) COI NSKI.I.OH AT LAW, IfatUr aiift Siliril ir in Vhnnttry, aiU 'tiiii aiof Cttiiin A'j'Ht. I.UA1IIOU1', VlllJI'jM. 1:1.1.1 in. is. L I C F. N S V. 1) A V C T 1 ( I X I ", n H , nit Mir.iui', vi.i;"M'. CIlVlVI l.l.l. IIVITII. T A I l. It, nnit-t '. n. int. (Lop nil. n ly'i liiil.iin.:,llii! .loor up stair: .1. A. 11 ICIY, IN i'ii Wia. tl II. m'.".) VR AC 1 TC A I. W AH' II M A K K It . v.t. in X. 1 II n.hV ll.lil.llll!!. Ii. SI 1114 liMl, IKi'X K'UNHLJi AM) M At 'II IX IsT. lud .M.umt 1. 1 i-ier ot' A: ii-nli i.r.il I:it;i).'ui.'i.t. imi.roini. vi. ism. .vr. A. T :, mux hi: ir I, litis'.. A XI) ( lit N A M I (Hazier. .(' l'ij"r .1.1', V I l!Mn t. IKU'M '.mil x r.u. ..jrr. AN.i, il.-nl. r m l'.nul, OiN, r.lil.I Slm-k of every .leiev Kraiues, Mo..Uliu i..l (JU--. V.iniisl:, n ii. 1 ;..ii.!i, li'iuie . 1 i. . i,miJ'i i'o' ATT'iKMlY .V fill SSI I. I.i lit AT LAW, 6'-..'ifi(ur in i'hnuccrii, I. tie .t lire ltturunir .'l;.'i.i. I'T T'.IIIAM, V Kit Mi NT. iioziAi i: u. Mi iii in i:, I.I M i ll IN RHAL I'.STATK, ii ii. I I.I .'lilt. u Money Ihhtov ."1 of loaiie.l on, or Mi.i.r iniitei. ai'i'.itr;'' ! in rei.T-'iiee to Itl'ul I'.-tiile. ANol.'eal I'.-taie A-.'l.l. L'ivl Lniiiui'ei-. h nl i'liuin nl .Siiivijor. '"in nini'i imii. v i im. in r. l.'.vl U. ti. 1 1. 1 It II V, (Ai 'ml hy ,1. A. llaiily.) W A T C 1 1 - M A K L It A X I) .1 I i W 1' I. U It II II A I .F. U ! , VKUMIlNT, Dealer In Wutehen. CI . .I'U M lllt.l .ll'Wi 1 t'l' (1 (.1.1 Silver, l".Heil Hint Hi Italian IVuin, Kmi riH l.i l anil Talile Cutlery. Smci Helen, llevolver mill Yankee NoIihhh. ( , k, all lie. uinl ,li I eli y eorrei ily reiiane.l .mil WHrninit.il. I'mnmi i nileni lull t oriii-li. ll.ii. !' Iiuil.lin-, liy i:jue.sui' .Mail. Xo. I, v .. i ' ii: i IM It V. 1)11.. I. IX. CLAltK", Or IIHW.IOIIH, vmilDKT. Wonl.l repe tl'iilv niinoiinie to nil pemnn'n reqilllillU Hie Kervieeii of a l)enllt, I Ual I.I i pri'imreil i.i perlorui all iiin ralioiiK .. i tiiiiu.iu tn Inn .riileioii Ii nril.iine mi.1i ihe Intent lii.il.ienii'iil In Hie net. nee. Uilim loi uii-ly uecupieil hy Dr. A, M. Ilimr, ttlma A CARD. This eertltles tlint Dr. .t. N. Clink bns ilons 'niital im, in our l.iinilion, anil Hint his wink J guru nil n o (.iitinliiellon. iiuhu V. Welwter, li.inn l il.U'lielilur. N. H. "win hler, (inive HIiivoiik, Henry Mel l ill, ' C. Mni.e, II ..vsTl.il I. X. II. i JuM pl! Poor, I "Tin. ml, N, II. ; I'hliiens Chilinherlin.Xalliaii '!''. Huh, N. H i .1 , t Auxtin, Lanilall. f. 'I. ; klrhaitU.iii Mos l.nol, Lii-t lamlall, X. I 1 eol(.i. W. sin,,,,, ,., X, li. j L. II. Jh..f,. (). l.ivlimmoH. I. II. WhImiu, K. II. iinrvey.,..nn Ml, W illinin A llnslv. Mm. r!-ir"J""h.' 'l.,,Um, Vt.iM.inie. All work wiirrnnt,.,!. 87tl K1 . i"'',,.1" I"'" '' Colors, ,IC1 waoKul Milieus lor .ale ut HAU.ETT'8. In goads, for nidi nl Krr.vKNs. tkU.i.... . O mzZ iUoMifassl Outfons at very low UAXLlif VOLUME Men and Women. Mary Clenimer Ann's in a letter to tbe IiRlejieiitlent thus discourse!) of a social phenomenon not eon fined to the latituile'of Washington : " The Washington carnival runs from holidays to Lent, when it sud denly subsides into penitence, and ashes till the hlooniin1? out of the Kasu-r lilies. In the interval the (uantiry of pasteboard commnud is frightful; the amount of tailcluii and tulle torn uuuiruful to ctmtein plate; the vitality and Mourn quenched by gaslight and late hours more than all the halm tit' umuicr can restore. Amid niueli crude am" tawdry display there arc yet elegit it and sumptuous homes in the capi tal, wheie esthetic women dispel;: !' the most graceful liospit I'ities. Jt is0'asy to count every one of such ; for the rule is that the women, one meets in Washington aie not equal in intellectual development to the men. This aii.-cs from the fact that the larger proportion of our public men are those who have struggled up to place and power from small begiuL.iugs. In early life they l.ved in what the I'cw Knglanil people call a ' small way.' I'cople of very modern antiquity remember when Mrs. Pinnacle did her own work, cooking her husband's beefsteak, with ruddy cheeks, in the little two- story house in Uiigville. .Mrs. I'm -u.ielc wns very happy doing this, and it is nr.ieli to her credit t hat she did it ; yet it does not alter the fact that now, in her spl'mlid drawing loom, Mrs. I'iiin.tcle does not feel quite at home ; in her rati ling moire antique she does not know what to do with her hands; and, receiving a thousand people, never feels quite sure w hat is the proper thing to say. " So sue stoji.s on the sale side. She say ., 4 M '. Pinnacle.' Von say, M 8. .Miics.' You shake hands, you pass oa. This is the beginning and the end of your coiniminiealiun with Mrs. Pinnacle. If you pene trate into Mrs. P.'s pantry, or see lier alone with her children, you would find that she was not devoid of ideas of a very cxa-i !h at so;'., only t hey don't lit the hiuh house and the giaud occasion. While Mrs. Pinnacle was taking care ot her children and making .Mr. Pinna cle comfortable, Mr. P. was 'im proving his mind,' improving hio fortunes; every etlml he mace Mas in the direction of growth and sue ee;s. Mr. Pinnaih is n.-vv in Wash ington, and his name is a power in the laud. M i. Pinnacle, in all in tellectual development, .stands ag. s behind him. Moreover, pain and c ite have taken from her face the last liii-li ot mt It till lilooni. JI. il ame Adventure s says that 4 she is a very common looking woman, and s i oKi ! Too old ciitiicly fir Mr. Pinnacle, t ) wham time hash-ought a grace ot manner anil culture, a charm ol'iiso. ct which had not come to him w hen he was voting. Mad j ame Adventuress, who it adiif; on i Washington society, vv ith both eyes; wide open I'.i' something gland in i the sha;e i.:' an establishment to Mini up, 'pities poor Mr. Pinnacle.; She thinks il is so lovely in him not ! to snub his wife, ' And he is so in- j finitely her superior ia every way,' I she goes i n. ' And it is something 1 never can ui.ihiMoiid why our! gr a' lin n alwav -t do many s n h iitlei im' women.1 It would be tn ing ; to eonv iace y ii that Mr. Pinnae!, is m.t t tit' ambitious in in which he is, to say that in all externals Mrs. ! Pinnacle mtislies his silent demand. ; Put, despite politics, Mr. Pinnacle has a consi ienc:' and a heart, lie1 sees a beauty in his lit lis unman ' nudist ei liable to Madai.ie Adv"U- tincss. 1 le only, in all the world,! knows how niueli he owes to her. She loved him when he was crude! and uncouth. She believed ill his fat are vv hen many said be would not amount to much, lie does not for get how she toiled mid sulfercd for that future, as no other cou'd or would have done, l'ecausethroiigh untold self-denial she eked out their scanty means; because she asked so little for hersell that he might have the luore ; because she staid cheerfully al home that he might be over free to go; because she bore patiently every family burden, thai no weight of dwarfing cure might drag lii in down ; because her entire hie nnil love have been ollerco one hnlncmiHl to him, Mr. Pinnacle to day in rich nud famous, and Mrs. Pinnacle a plain and faded woman. Hemeinbei ing tlikt, it rellects a neg alive credit upon human ual lire, as well as upon Sir. Pinnacle, that in his. high, estate he does not snub the wile of hin lowly day ; that in his heart of hearts he pr lias her to i .Maiiamn AdveiitureM, (hough that beguiling woman tills the uir with lamentation that ' huch a Huncrior inan cannot claim an equally tupci i or woman to be his wile' " Typographical errors continito to fiiniisii laiighiible material. An Knglish newspnper in reporting Ihe speech of n distinguished ulalesinan, rcwntly gave it thus i "Mr. (Had Httme avowed that lie would stand or fall by LI bill, bo had burned his coato, ilrtroyil liis brenhen nntl did notiueuu to rvcrosa tho liver." "Uoats " of course, Hbouhl liuve been "beau," and broucbwi " "bridge." TlONMl BRADFORD, VERMONT, FRIDAY, P- T. Barnum on the Witness Stand. The eaae of t'ook m. Ilarnnm has occupied the court for the last ten days. Mr.'fJeorge Cook, pro riefor of the Yellow Mills, sues P. T. Bar num for encionchiiig on a mill pond, by laying the foundation of an ice house on the shore, and, as it is al leged, extending a portion of tne foundation beyond high water mark. Mr. Cook's witness, Mr. Peckwith, the surveyor, testilied that ' the amount of watei' thus displaced would have turned the water wheels of the mill for about three minutes and .Mi. ISarnniu's witness, Mr. Mead, the surveyor, stated that il would not have turned the wheels quite three quarters of a minute. Mr. Karnum's defence was, first, that , t he laiHl on winch the ice house was ! built was the property of his wife 14 Charity,' ami therefore, Mr. Cook i hud sued the wrong person ; second, that Mr. Ct ok had no valid title to ' the pond, (for various reasons stat jed.)and that the public had the I same right to it for the purposes f of navigation, tte, that they hail ! to any other portion of the lb idge ! port 'harbor. j Mr. P.arnum testified aj to the j ownership of the land by his. wife, land underwent a sharp cross exi tu I ination from the opposing counsel, ; Mr. Sfurgiss. in the course of which I the following dialogue occurred : j Counsel Mr. i'ariiuni, are you i sure that the property was not bought by your own money? Ma run in I had nonionev at that time ; my the faiiiilv w ile had ; here was m ; I was a subject of "char- ity.' .1 lldgc ' mum -Charity suf- It-ret li long. liatnum Without charity I was nothing in those davs cf Jerome ' clocks. I Coiuisel Mr. llainum, you are i no".- worth a million of dollars Painum (gravely) 1 am glad i to hear it. Counsel Arc you not worth it! Parnuu. vim so inform me, sir. Counsel You are worth a mil lion and a half ! Paruum Hetter yet. 'ounsel Is this not true ? P.arnniu 1 shad tell you if the Coin t so directs. Judge What is the object of the inqnirv J Counsel I wish to know how he has made .l,oii!,(ioi) within a few years. Pat nam I am imt nwnro tlmf 1 am obliged to give the gentleman lessons in money getting. Counsel (to 'the Judge) Shall not the witness answer my ques Pons .' Judge Mr. Paiirnum may do as he hues about it. If lie has no ob-1 jection to telling you how he has i made inoiiev . he may do so. ! i ai nun (taking a pencil and a large sheet of law paper) I certain-j lylnve no objection (commencing i to make tigi res rapidlv ) but it v. ill) involve some litlledehiy to the 'out t. I shall' be obliged to tigtiie up my; j'loiiison the "What Is il.'' then the Ciorulla, the Mermaid, and enter; into Mini- pretty nice calculations iigarding the net proceeds of the Wooley llorsc. 1 shall also be com pelled to re-write out a catalogue of t he Muse-uin, and in the coui.se of about live days we shall probably begin to get soaie faint gleams of light on the subject. 'Ihe Omit intornied the witness that the answer might be waived. Kiss Mr.! A very funny inci dent occurred in a neighboring city, says an exchange, a lew days since, and one which is too good to he lost. One of ( ur celebrated com posers has wiitteit a very pretty song entitled 14 Kiss Me," A veiv ,,,,-t .v, b'usl.ing maid, having heard ' ; " Pand a,, of th.'. song, and thinking sh,:wouhl;,',",'-' vmh ! 10 . 1 '" 1 gt t H.wilhs e others, slepp,,l ill- '-;"'''!" : to a music stoic to make a pint base. One of the clerks, a modest young man, steppe I up to wait on her. The young lady threw back her veil say ing : 4 I want 4 Rock me to Sleep.'" The clerk got the song, and put if before her. 4 Now,' said the young lady, ' 1 want the 4 Wandering Itcfugee." Yes, ma'am,' said the clerk, bow ing, and in a few minutes lie pro duiTil the ' I clngce.' 4 Now, 4 Kiss me,' ' said the young lady, of coin sp meaning the song above mentioned. 1 he pool clerk's cyeji popped fire almost, as he looked at the young lacy in utter astonishment, for he was not, aware of Ihe fact that a sol g by that name had been pub lished. Wh what did ynu say, Miss?' h'isx Mr,' said she. ' 1 car't do it j 1 never kissed a young lady ,in my life,' said Ihe chik. And about that time a veil dropped a y ruing lady left ln a hurry, clerk I'elt sick, ii iisl dealer lost the Kale of Homo music ... The- democrntie conrenlion of Cook county 111., which cfnitMlmt Chlengo, on banntlny elected 4$ dclt'cnrcM to the state convention find nnnnl tnoualy paused resolutions favoring Pendleton an Its Hint choice lor the pmildency. Newspaper Advertisements. ' To take a newspaper for a leisure hour and beginning with the first coluuiif read tiiicfujly . to the last, we doubt if aoy part wiil he found more instructive, entertaining or amusing, than that especially set apart to the adverrisiug public, i , d he who neglects its peiusal loses many a tit bit. and mayhap much valuable practical inhumation. Ideas have been rapidly undergoing a change of late yeais, The man who formerly refused introducing himself or his wares, to public at tention, through the medium of the press, i o.v eagerly trovtjts its assist ance, ami the old fogy aad the pe nurious, alone remain ignorant of its advantages.. AIT . oj.ysS"s do it and they do it every w hi re. Tln.ro is no general method or set term of : phrases, tor every one is unnusiaiva I lily tor himself. As a goner i! rule I advertisements are, all well written, j striking and charactei istic, but I sometimes they are worded with lit i tcr disregard to sy ntax, and some- times the punctuation renders them j a tritlc obscuic, as witness the fol I low ing, cut from various panels in ! our cilice : 4 Wanted a steady young man to look after a horse of the Mclhuilist persuasion.' To Ll'.T. A cottage in Newport containing eight nanus and an acre of ground.' 4Pou Salt:. A piano by a lady about to cioss the ( 'hauin 1 in an oak ease with carved legs.' ' Lost ! A small lady's watch with a while face, also two ivory y oung ladies' vvotk boxes. A ma hogany gentleman's dressing ease, and a small pony belonging to a voung lady with a silver mane and t.i.' Post' or strayed from the sub scriber a sheep all over white one leg was black and half his body all peison-t shall receive five dollars to Icing him. lie was a she goat." A ladv rccentlv advertised in a city paper that she wanted a feli tleinan foi breakfast and tea,' w hile another in the same journal asks for 'a husband havinga (toman nose with xti iiiui nliiiioux d loli iicirx,' ami a third parly necks to recover 4 a lost wallet belonging to a gentleman made of calf skin.' ! An advertisement of cheap shoes' in a country paper 1 as the following j aota bena : ' N. P. Ialdies wishing those j cheap shoes iv.'f' -." u eti to eU ooom, as they won't, last long." A man once ;nlv ei t iscd for com-j pefen' pel sons to undertake the sale ; of a new medicine and ad.ls, we' j doubt rot with I ruth, ' it will be protitob'e to t he !n. 'ii.r.' '1 he following extract trom a lne 1- lcal advertisement is perhaps cor rect : 'Consumptives, cough while yon can for aficr you have taken one bottle of my mixture you can't. A V( stci n paper advertises thus : 4 Pr.N Ava. A hired man named Jehu his nose turned up five led iil t inches high, and had a pair oi corduroy pants much worn.' llow that noM' must look dress . up in corduroy pants 1 Novitr. Ki.r.t i ion i'.i, r. A election bet w as paid in Polls t. N. II., on Sat in day la-1. vl :i.HIII people were present. The was with Mr. Tnie W. Join" ih nit bid i a brothel' of Mayor Jones, late demo era lie candidate for Senator. Py the terms of the bet, it' I larrii.ian was ( heted (lovernor, Mr. .bines Was to carry a sack of mcil, weigh ing one hundred pounds, strapped oa his back, liotn Noble's Island bridge to Creek bridge without rest ing; distance, one and one third mih s. lie was accompanied bv the ual at ten- Did a us bag is but a slight reple seiitalion of the burdens ul taxation that weighs heavy upon the labor ing classes u' this country.'' Next eaiiit republicans, n large deb-gal nn "I headed by the I'nion Comet Rami, with a war llag aud banner with the following inscrip tion : " What Can .cd Taxathui ! " Answer " The War." " Who Caused ih' War?" Answer "Tho 1 einocratie Par ty." The ut reels on loth sides were and hundreds of I he streets. The II, performed ami lined with peop'". carriages blocked feat was snccessli Mr. Jones was received with lie mentions cheeiing u completing Ihe task. Mr. Ibulon, u, it publi can, then bhoiihleic'l the bag of meal ami without strap or music cai l ied if bat k over ll.e same route at touted bv a dueling crowd of friends, and was enthusiastically ap plauded. I lot (u un Iho bag am! a bet of (en dollais. Tho bug was sold nt unction (or J? 10, for (he ben ellt or Mr. liorton. A. (1. .Sides, the purchaser, gave it, back to Mr. llortoti. Jones's tune lil'minuteH ! lloi tou'H (line 17 inimiles. (lovernor l'enfoa has decided to rcfuscu pardon to Kelcham,the forg. or, whose ciinllneiueiit in Sing Ming prison, has been mi occriHion of the utmost cliHgr.'n to bin arlatocratio conuectioo. Opinion APRIL 10, 1868. The War in Paraguay. This contest commenced about the time that our own relxdlimi was drawing to a close, for nearly three j years it has dragged its slow length along, and every South American mail has brought us stereoty ped ac counts of deadly but indecisiv e com- ! bats, separated ctily by ieriods of : even more deadly and costly inac tion. So long a period has elapsed since the commencement of the war. j and so complicated have become the ! interests involved in it, that few i among us retain a clear and correct j idea of the origin tit the eon Hid, or iknow to which ot the combatants I vvcshoiild award our sympathy . We jdo not know that the struggle is 'passionate and earnest; that the 1 waste of lite has been tearful ; and , that the energy and material re ; sources of four of the South Amer ican States have been squandered , in a manner that would seem to he a folly and a scandal. The light has ; been a very unequal one the pow er ul empire of Pra.il, the Kepublic ; of 1,'raguay and the Argentine con j fcderac.v being on one side, and the j Kfpuhhc of Paraguay standing j alone on the other. Put the bat 1 1" ' has not been to the strong. For i months tho army of ihe allies has j laid idle anil lolling front disease I i m the pestilential auglet t the rivers ! Parana and Paragua doin; in tit- else than watching I lie iiidomilaoii .i. troops of their opponent, until at length the I-hnporur 4nu Pctlro be gan to confess, to himself that he had undertaken a hopeless task. As this conviction dawned upon the most loriniuanie oi i lie nines, cveuis net -Hired that tended to sicken his confederate, tho Aigentine Repub lic, of furt her exert ions in t he strug gle into which passion ha I unwit tingly led u - deadly disease rav aged its cities, ,. expenses of tin war pressed heav ily on its trade and finances, ami a dangeioiis insurrec tion broke out in one of its own provinces. Ami there seems to be reason to hope, that the coullict is now about to close. An examination of the map of ; Souih Ameiica will aid the reader i to leU'csii his memory as to the ou I gin of Ibis unhappy' war. The ite I public of Paraguay is shut out, or hemmed in, trom an iniercouisc with tho world ai huge, in a pecu liar manner. She has uo sea coast. The ihupireof Prazil encompasses heron the noith and east ; the Ar- gentoiii C'oiiletiei.itioii IIiin.m.i i(.. 1( around heron the south and west, ib-r only channel ot' communication with the outside world is the Para na river, wh.ch, after forming the uoithern.castt rn ami smithi-i n iioun dary of Paraguay, llows through ihe Argentine Confederation, and debouches into the sea, becoming the bay, which is called the lUo tit la Plata. and vv hich, although termed a river, is more an estuary of the sea Mian a stream. The Parana liver is the artery through which the lite blood of Paraguay llows. It is more essential to its existence as a nation than the Mississippi is to the I'uitcd States. The freedom ot its navigation Is the one inilispensa ble co.aiitiou on which not only the pros crity but, the continuance of the Republic depends. Put tne nor t'u side, or month ot the Rio tie la Plata, belongs to ami ! is ( oininaiitlc'l hv llic lo piliiin; "i Piaguay . This little commonwealth lias I. ecu almost, im cssanl ly torment ed ami distracted by revolutionary niovemt nls and disorders. Prazil, which bounds it on the north, has long desired to ohl ain control over Us destinies, a!. J thus extend her power to the eoiumaiiil of the Pio de la Plata. At the close of lSHf ;i pretext for advancing to I his objiei was furnished, ami eagerly seized, Some Piaziiian subjects wire ill- j Heated by the government that then was in power in Praguay ; Pr.izil fomented a revolution against the government, joined her ibices to those of den'. 1 lores, the head of the revolutionary parly; overthrew ! ;he government, and set up I'lort s i n, iiHstead. Paraguay saw this ap poach of Piav.il towaul the coin maud of the Platte with keen anxi ety and ieiilousy. While. vet the in tervention of Pra,il in the allaiis ol I raguay was only threatened, the Paiagiiay Gov ei iiiucnl represented to the l'mpcror 1 Ion Petlio that it would regard (he coiisiiiiiuiution of i his Intel ference as a cause of war. Tho warning was disregarded the intervention took place and iu tin' lirst months of lHiio the Government, of i'loros was set up in Muntev idco, the capital of 1 raguui', and P.iia-e-uav had declared war against it ,aud it m ally, UriiKil. An army oil Paiiiguayiiii (roups wan made ready j to mulch into tne soiunern corner tn P.ra.il, and llience to l riiguay, lor the purpose of attacking Ihe lira aliai. forces stationed in the Rcpub lie. Put (o tin this the army must pass ticross n narrow neck o! laud belonging to (he Argeniine Coiifcd eratlon, mid known ns the Piovince of Coirieiites. To (he surprise and wrath of I.opez, the President of Pumguiiy, tic Argeiitino govern ment refused to grant permission for this mart h and (orthwith. not sat istlcd with tho enmity of llrntil and Urngtiuy, Ipc proclaimed war ouaiuxt bis other neighbor, f "us, ugsinsb Heir will aud rtlll moio i NUMBER 44. against their interests, the Argen tines were drawn into the conlhct, ud the triple alliance between them, Brazil and Cruguay, was formed, and the, three powers addressed themselves to the work of annihilat ing the government of Iah z. It is a game in which Prazil had every thing to gain, anil the other two of her allies hail everything to lose. It successlul. tin." result ot the alliance would simply be the absorption of the two Republics into Prazil, ami tin; Argentine Confederation would have for its neighbor a powerlul and aggiessive Umpire, instead of two weak and inotl'ciisive Republics. The struggle haH been far more protracted than would have been supposed. For a while there was not much fighting. Put at length, at gn at expense til lite trom batth and disease, the allied forces sue cecdetl in crossing the Parana, and in partially investing the Paraguay an fortress of Ilumaita, which stands on the river Pai.lgu.iy, near is con tinence with the Parana. It has taken nearly three years' ot toil and bloodshed to thus surmount the ob stacles that lay at the very outposts of the Paraguaan territory and t :.is nav 1:1 - in en lioiie, it, was au- lltlUil' 1 that the work would pro blither without reinforce It was at this critical iam:- n;ent i iv.t h. war broke out in S.ui- ta 1'e, a. prov ince of the Argeuliiu; Confederation adjoining P.uenoa Ay res, on the Plata. The revolu tionary party was opposed to the farther prosecution of the war; it declared for the election of Gen. Citpii.a t,o tin; Presidency, ami it seized tin important town of R isa r'o, anil held it in d-lianco cf the government. The President of the Confederation, (eu. .Mitre, was at this-time in tiie camp of 1 1 1 r Allies betbie Amanita, but on hearing ol this "fin- in his real',-' In; quitted the field for his own menaced capi tal, taking w ith him his tiooj s, and thus weakening the allies at the very moment when additional strength was most needed. They are entan gled in an unhealthy country, deci mated by cholera and fever, and in constant danger of an attack from their foes. An overwhelming dis aster may at any moment overtake them, and their suceese, under any circumstances, how seems impossi ble. The following the editor of ; incident is told by the Sail Francisco i drecforv : One tiny last week an employee engaged in compiling facts for the Directory, stopped at a house in this city, rang the bell, ami fount.1 him self conlronted wit h the proprietor, when tho following dialogue en sued : 4,Wi''. you be. kind enough to far nish ne with your name for tho Di rectory ?'' "Certainly; inv name, is '' 41 1 lave you a family f' 44 ics, a wife and servant." "Any children !'' 'Wait a moment, I'll go and sec."' In the course of live minute.; the proprietor returned ami joy fully re marked : 'Yes, you can put down one b ).v.'' It sc. ins that his lady had just prcsciilcd him with a Son. The em ployee returned his acknowledg ments, ami moved o'1' to either in formation elsewhere. A1 O it half an hour afterward ho was returning through the same street when In heard a hail from the house of the gt nl Ionian above referred to, ami on going up the gentleman remarked: 'Sir, you can put me, down lor two children ! ' 1 1 is lady had presented him with- another line iov. the anove n an I act ual ocelli rciieu and but. one ufj the many cui iaus adventures thalj attend the business of a Directory employee. A Ijtli'al Max. A Wes'orn advocate rcl.itea that u his early practice in - is onsin, n imager came into I i-t ollico and abruptly ii (.ne ctl hi in that his Wile had dc re ted him h vvUhcd to have her replevied at. once. Kiiovvltuu tohl him that remedy would not meet his ease exactly, and went ou to intorui him thai if ho would wait Haul the de.-eilioii had continued a yeav, he could obtain a divorce. The stran ger said he.did not. know as he want ed a divorce. What I.e. luo'tt fear cd was that his wile would rim him iu debt, all over the country. 4Tu tint case,-' said Know ltcii, "you had better o t her."' 'What, his client understood him to mean by posting remains a my sto ry to this'day. He mid, in a medi tative way that ho didn't know vi hero she had gomy.ind besides that sho was billy as Hlioiig as he was, ami he didn't, believo he could post her, eveu if ho knew where to find " Kiiowlton hastened to Inform him that bv posting his wile hi meant putting a notice in the newspaper, Ii, viiig: "Whereas my wife F.lh'ii hit's left inv hcl ami board without """liiluliat ain't true," interrupted the client, "that, ain't true. 8he didn'. Icuve my bed. Sho took it uwny with her." A trnlght linn Is the shortest in morula a wil m n Ki'omctry. 'OPINIOII' JOB'PRIHTlNS : JOB PRINTING, Of every description, executed In the b manner, an I on .bint nutite. We have fciU. tie. for ...,.j, Jij wtu wuich eusuieusto Uo many km. I. of work at tower priees than ax. eliariteil at mo-t eountry otiicee, i,d our pries lor all km. In ot Joli Friuti are uinder.it.. Orders hy tnaT promptly attended tv. Address all orders tn D. W. COBB, Bradford. Vt. Miscellaneous. Peach trees ore now in bloom throughout Western Tennessee. BKiomM Young's Maxim. " A large" business and small prophets." The wife makes the home, aud tba homo makes the man. All the Vicksburg papers havo cased to take telegraphic reports. An editress in Boston is to bo or dained pastiness of a church in llinghain, Muss. A religious papc-r calls for ' Christ ian courtesy' iu tho matter of deal ing reports. A retired editor says bis connect ion with tho Press has thawed and resolved itself into adieu. Many a fool who has sense enongh to get iiiin a good wife, lacks the wit to know it. What is more beautiful and poetio than the child's idea of ice "Water gone to sleep f Think before acting, Impromptu deeds are often as miserable as im promptu verses. Nearly one half of tho lands in Sumter County, Ala., are advertised to be sold for Slate and county tas . When minds are not in unison. the wor Is of love itscli' arc but the rattling of the chain that tells tho victim is hound. Tim editor of the Grange (Ind.) Standard has a pass over a railroad, w hich, much to his sorrow, is not built yet. A lady of more wealth than cul ture applied to a I'oston bookstcro recently for Dickens' novel, " David Copperhead." A Maine postmaster died the oth er day who had been appointed by Andrew Jackson, aud had been irt ollicu ever since. There is a Galie proverb : " If the best laau'a faults were written on his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes." Nearly one thousand copies ot "Norwood" were sold by one dealer in Cleveland, between Tuesday and Saturday of last week. An oil tank recently burst in Cievojaud,. Ohio, which coutaijed lo,ooo barters of water. I-'ortunato that it wauot full of oil. The death is announced of Jlf. Coulvier (Iravier, a laborious ob, server of shooting stars. He made meteors a special study forty'years ago. " What merr want is not talent, but purpose ; in other words, not tho power to achieve, but the will to la bor." As labor is the arch elevator of man, so t atieuce is the esseuee of labor. Klopstoek, the German poct? en graved on tho toinbstone ot his wilo two bheaves of wheat, thrown, as it were, carelessly together, vvuli the words; "Wo shall ripcu iu Heaven." Wit and gayefy answer tho samo purpose that a lire does in a damp house, dispersing chills, and dry ing up mould, and making all wholesome and cheerful. A printer out West, whoso offlco is about a mini from any other build ing, and who hangs his sign on tho limbs of a forest tree, advertises for an nppientit e. lie says 44 A boy from the country preferred.'' An exchange says, "wo should give merit a cordial recognition whenever and wherever it id met with." Jt i.i to bo regretted that most p.'oplo neve, recognize it when they meet it, unless it ii well aud fushjoiiabiy dressed. Goon lTNANt'ii'.n'iNO. Thotrnst res of the Pnsstunpsic Havings Hank at St. .loliiisbury, nt their meeting last week, voted, agreeably to tho provisions of tne ad of incorporation to divide (he surplus earnings of tho last live years. It amounts ton I) per c.nf.'div idetul thus giving to such deposits in the institution dur ing the last live years, some over 7 per cent, interest annually. During this periotl tho bank has not sulfer cd the loss of one rent. It litis changed only li per cent, oil its loans, and yet has been able to di vide 7 percent, to its deositors, alter deducting all expenses. This may ho deemed moderately good limiiiclering. "Wife, if you are going out, pray why don't you put your bonnet ou," said Spiiggin to his better half. "Why, I've had it oil this half hour, dear, waiting for you." Sprigging had'nt specially inspected a suuuro inch or two ou tlo top of bid w ife's held. Tho Colnmbns (Ohio) Journal says of a rotetnporary, "that It li very well edited paper. It is edited by most ot tho best Kcpnblican editors In tho State. Wo have tba honor of furnishing nu occasional article, which appears editorially few day after publication la tu Jcrornftf. i - ;i 'i I. i A i H'S: 1 s i I si i i ti i - i - ' s : I.-:! i '