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! iff '7 Vol. 3. fIIE TRMSORIPT," renusuct) uvunt hiiday. D.VVlS, tfitllor unit Vto prlrdir. fBUMS OF SUIISClUl'TlONji - . rvtiU n vrar will bo added when payment i, il layed beyond "1 months, v , j,aI)or discontinued until all arrearages nro (1, tj'cpt at tho option of tho Publisher. HATICS OV ADVKHTISIXU I TltMSIEXT A DVEUTISKMEXT8. Vet square. Of 12 r of thin type, fr Aft insertion 3'. V' , subsequent insertion, as ronli. Tii number f insertions must ho marked on il ,' . rtiscinents, or they will ho continued nnli) ''1' K& out- Transic,lt advertisements to ,1a pail r in advance. A lilioral discount will ho mado on tho ,i ra s to those- advertising by tho year. Lroil. Notices will ho inserted at 15 cents per lint St. Albans Business Directory. BULKY I'A VIS, ATTOnNEYH AND i .U VHKIXOIW AT LAW and SolioitnrH in i . , . Oflicc in the rooms formerly occu . i u ' Whito A Howies, Gadeomb'a Huildin?, S' oun-, Yt. 07-iy 0 i, DAIIXt, TAnKDlVW. .. ATTnIlr.Y AVI) PnlTVM'.T.- ..... im 1 IU ll.n IhimI ,,v lml ii 'insurance Companies, and for obtaining ' - l av, ,if . v. r Weeks' store. 1-tf ar.OHOK V. IIOUUIITO.V, Attorney and i miiKcllor at Law and Solicitor in Chan ., AlbauH, Vermont. Ofikc near Uio Fost ivii . aid residence on YVohlon Btreot. to I tiit.d States Commissioner, Commis 'm't "t Deeds for tho States of Now York, Mi -ai Ins. tts, and other State. He will glvo rr mil' attention to all professional business , b niiirh he may bo entrusted. m Albans. Nov. i, 1804- tf 1-a A. SOIVI.KS, Attonioy and Counsellor at i, I ii and Solicitor in Chancery. Office over i Saimnal Uank, St. Albans, V t. p h Will attend tn Collection, and nrosccuto I nn.i against tho United Statou for ArrearH of r i 'is ,mtv to Soldiers, Widow's and Invalid's !:. .s..v.;c 3-tf r 1 1. M A X, 1) U X T I S T. Oilice in th" j, hlVtHAN J1L0CK, JIaiu St., opiositetho , . p -ati"iial t-'hurch. 1-tf. It. JP OOAVAX, niJ.VTl.ST Oflieo , r Wead and Durun'rt Droir store, A'Vain Yt. S-tf ii'i.ui v ji;ui:x, DruffgUU and vp.th. carieM. Medlcitios or the lst Ja n 1'r. s.-riptiima Ailed vith earc. l'anoy l, k T. a and ColTeo. M.' Sw 't, St. Albans, Yt. 100 Sll. l.KHis, .ill., tv lu., ueaiers , n Fan.v and Staplo Drv floods. Hank s- Kt Albans, Yt n. it. irii if, .ii., A. O. ltltAUNKliD. 1U0 noiCiHTOX's First National Ovstcr Hcnie. K It. HOUOHTOX, a, Sontfi nldo Lake s - pp..i-iti Morrison Ulock, St. Albans, Yt. n rs f. rvej m every Stylo. Orders tilled f 'b i it and Country at tho lowest Market r i J jf tho Hog. Quart or Uatloii. IJboral t - , uthu trade. 1PQ TMKS STOXH, GUOUKIt, SafTord lllock, J N Jlain Street, St. Albans, Yt. 11G ltHUlll nilOTIIKKS, IKON MElt- J CHANTS. hi rs in Nailo, Glass, Oils, Vatnts, Agrieiil t .rtl T. i. which wo offer at a low cash flgwrc. i ..rner Likn ml Main stronts. M. Al' ns. Mareh 1G, 1SGI. 1-tf Wrl. V. WAI.UK11, doaler lu Stovort and I ? Tin YVare. Eave Troughs manufactnroil a.i ' u; to or.li r, and the suttiliK "f VYimhI a 1 1 ial i'nrnacos promptly attutidetl to. liri oppuaiU Tremont House, ht. Albans, Vt. UKUUKUT ltltAl.vr.lt I), doaler in Fore ign and Dnnicstir Dry Uoodx, HootH and H'i'i. s anlv Nutions, corner of Main and Hank Mr. ,'U, tit Vllans, Yt. 103 V1,MV lt Hl7.Tlvr.Tv, iloalew in 1 Fine Watehc, CloekH and Jowtdry, Stcrl Mlv. r and Silver 1'lated Ware. Fancy Goods i iv at variety. Watch Impairing and 1'Jncrav ins st. Albans, Yt. 103 U WVJtAN. E. H. Ul'XTISOTO.V. VtiiAPMAX, dealer in Groceries and Produce at Wholosalo and ltetn.ll , , WALK HH llllOS,, Agts. Uir Street, St. Albans, Vt. 101 A r Vl" AM' ',IASOV. Dealer in Drj' Goods, jill lankee Notions, Zephyr Wools, Paper lUnsmss, Oil Shades, and Curtain Fixtures. M. Albans, Yt. 101 BltAlXKiin & SPKAU. dealers in Fancv andDomestio Dry Goods, plain and fancy Ussinicrcs, (iobergs, Ac. H7. a p. niuiNKnu, WAnnisr it. speau. Jouth Main Street, St. Albans, Yt. HC POST CO., dealers In Dry Goods and choice Family Groceries. Comer of Sua and Fairfield Streets, St. Albans, Yt. 117 n. CroST, I JAKES. T ,'KSS,dcalcr'inrork1 Fish, Hams, if rd, llour, Salt, and general Groceries, ZZi . an" rt'lttl1- Jlal" Street, one door 117 MS. J. L. CHANDLER & 0. F. FASSETT PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS, 1 1 Y" fanned a professional co-partner-J-A. imp, offer their services to tho community. Office at Dr. CHANDLER'S. KtMdcnceof Dr. Fassctt, at tho Weldcn Honso. S( ... O. P. FASSETT. t- Albans, Sept. 2Gth, 18G5. 81-tf H.M.Y A KEW DAYS can you diswso t , oI,y?,llrMlHiHinoiI5ank hUls to 11, 1.. 8am- J mm, iOWi, 112-tf Hr. Oeo. lj. Ni'wcoitih, t ptp J:(I'1:CT1C riirswux, A if..1 1 f n ucnco of fl"ir months, Dr. N. lim., B.rc.l!!rncd to Hooius at tho Tremont f lr.hA,bMW' ,,llcro 110 will make a specialty tWptiM wM'.a,U,cre,"K strictly to an oftico C ' .0ftlw hours from a to 12 A. 51., and W K b.na"?-.7 t?.'J l' Advice free. ' Alb,nB. t-, March 12th, 18CG. Ul-tf 1 m M;VS.V "A3IWX- CA11IXKT "il rSi H? styles, adapted ti Hi,2 8,;,1'u'?- woslc, for ISO to'$G00 t OK- t,..."c 0uid or Silver Medals, or other llrst 1' saT T fLV1'1 llirm- Hlustrated Cata 111 ofiiiAnV MA8N A HAMLIN, or MASON IHtOTHHltS, Now York. S7-ly INSURE INTHE 1UI1!IA FlUB 1NSUKANUB CO., OFNIJWYOmcciTY, taPital and Surplus, $555,133 80 iiwt T ... u. d.jiou.i, A gen I, IMtii... uit i'AJVT TO SOLDIERS m-r-r AND f 2nMU JWIDOWS. iial 4??C1',,, AUK IIRltKIIV SL'"8lrta , C ,Ina'n to transact all husi- ?,4y' aimi o (?,Vc,',B'0'18' '"""Hies and hack m"1, 1 udthtin,abovo nat,lro " 1J im, u tluir allowances obtained, by apmh M A1" Myioth.1MJWM- 1Umfok tt those roreivinj? the, paper through tlio rnst i(L 4.0(Micr annum. To VillnRo subsenbers l'lsr,iJ- il...1 iwiior l.v ttio carrier. 50 cnl In r. i'Ci'H v.! i v i 'i.linmi w II ho charged. Miss May's Dcrcnt; oil, Tim Hummer Pltnsnrc. it City Itcllc. Y MAIIY W. HTAXTf.KY GI11S0N. l'Aitf 'I'inW. Ol'oiit was Uio excitcmont nnd (lis mny itnibng llio young lftdies of Den ver Hollow wlion it wr3 nnnouncod by nrutty Lucy lluntor, ttl a Mtiydny par ty, tlmt her cousin, tho nnmosnko of tmt bright and sunny month, would speedily enliven them with her prcs enco, nnd, in nil probability, remain ns tlio guest of her undo at "Hunter's Fnrin" till autumn or winter camo round again. Thero was a blank Bi lonco for some moments after tho nows had been told; for Miss May was ono of tho gayest belles of the city of New York, and wore her thou sand and ono conquests as proudly aud gayly as an Indian warrior dis plays tho scalps that testify to his prowess on the battlo field. Miss May was a heart-breaker I had almost said by profession and tho Beaver Hollow young ladies looked forward to hor advent among them much us a timid llock of dovue might regard tho circling swoop of a fierce-oyed hawk upon their devotod fold. Why, in thojaiamo of flirtations, past, present, and to como, could not Miss May remain in Now York; or, if sho must visit tho country, why could oho not patronizo Saratoga, Nahant, or any of tho other places of fashionablo resort, and leavo Beaver jiollow and its young men aud maid ens in peaco? So reasoned the young ladies irately among thomrelves, nnd Lucy Hunter, whoso future husband was Bafo in Cal ifornia, cntiroly out of reach of tho wiles of her fascinating cousin, only laughed nt their trouble, and said that her father could scarcely bo expected to refuse Miss May an invitation to his honso, for fear that sho should dis turb tho peaco of tho villngo dauiBols by stealing the hearts of thoir respec tive swains. Thcro was no help for if, very evi dently, nnd late on Saturday evening i tho stngo coach which ran from Bea ver Dam to Bi'avor Hollow deposited Miss May 'in safety at her uncle's door. Ono or two ambitious Young far mers in tho vicinity contrived to bo loitering past the gate as sho alighted, but had nothing moro to report to thoir comrades in tho village then that sho was tall, slender, closely-veiled, and that tho foot and ankle, of which they caught a glimpse as she spraug to tho ground, wero perfect in their way. As (ho mattor of course, every ono was exceedingly punctual in their at tendance nt church on tho following morning, and their pioty wns duly rownrded by tho nppennmco of tlio city hollo, who walked up tho nislo bo hind her uncle nnd aunt, nnd took hor seat in tho square, old, family pew with as devout and prudent an air as if sho hnd never in her life heard tho "chimes at midnight" while whirling round a gayly-lighted ball-room in a handsonio partners arms. As soon as decorum permitted, each pair of eyes travelled curiously to wards Mr. Hunter's pew; and truth compels mo to add that, without an oxception, they camo back again with L'lauces of most unqualified dismay. llxat the notorious heart broakcr I that tho successful, potted city belle ! I "Why, sho was actually plnin! oulyj redeemed from positive- ugliness by a j good-natured expression, a laughing! mouth, and a sot of dazzehngly whito teoth. Tho young ladies beheld this nnd rejoiced inwardly. Tho young gentlemen stared; nnd but for tho placo in which thoy wore, I verily bo liovo would havo given vent to long, low whistles of surprise. There wns not much fear for their allcginnco to tho fair ones who already claimed thorn for thoir own; and wondering inward ly at tho tasto of New York gentle men, thoy passed out of church and joined tho smiling group assembled beyond tho porch to wclcomo tho lady to Beaver Hollow. Not much danger? Ono would surely have thought not, watching tho bevy of fair, fresh faces that contrasted so favorably in feature, form and col or, with that of tho city ladj Yet somehow, as Miss May grocofully ac knowledged tho hearty salutations proffored hor, each gentleman received a bowildering glanco from tho dark, gray oyes that haunted him sadly dur ing tho romainder of tho day to the mauifost dotrimont of any other orbs, black, bluo. or brown, which mightl chance to bonr upon lum ucforo tho sotting of tho sun. However, it is quito as well for all of us, not only that wo lmvo no glass windows in our breasts, but also that wo do not always speak out exactly what wo may chance to bo thinking from timo to tuno, Tho young men whoso hearts had bcou touched for an instant by thoso quiot glances, kept their own counsel, oven as Miss May kept hers; and so no harm was done.' And, roally, nil tilings considered, tho young lady bohaved remarkably well. I know not if sho might havo been ntoning for somo privnto bins of omission and commission in tho pnst or not: but, cortaiuly, sho poached upon no neighbor's mnnnor, guyo no lady roason to complain of her forward ness no gontloman cause to congrut ulato himsolf upou tho slightest pref orenco shown by hor for his society abovo that of any of his fellows. Even Lucy, who know moro of her past career than any other person in tho world, looked on in wonder, and began to think it possiblo that hor cousin might provo to bo n reformed chnrnctor, after all. Tired of flirta tions, brokon engagements, heartless coquetries, and other results and to ST. TBAJSTS, kens of her earlier and moro ovil days, sho hod evidently forsworn all such naughtinesses for tho future, and was now to bo admitted into society rath er as a usofnl nnd peaceful member than ns tlio daugorous being sho had proved before. But Madam Opportunity will rarely lotu8pcrsovero in well-doing oven if wo most earnestly wish to do so. I say Madam Opportunity, for I am certain that bIio mml bo a womau, from tho quantity of mischief sho contrives to do, and most certainly sho caused my horoino to stumblo and falter griev ously in tho path of rectitude she was tread ing. lho snmo stago coach which hnd borne hor to'her unclo's door, stopped there, early ono pleasant July evening, and doposilod a gonliemon, at tho sight of whom Miss Lucy uttered a littlo scream of delight, und vanishod rapidly from tho room. Miss May, vory naturally, looked after her, and seeing hor in tho arms of tho stranger at tho opon door, thought it only pru dent to beat a rotreat. Coming back from a long walk, nnd n friendly call or two on bir villngo friends, sho paused at tho garden gato of the fnrmhonso just as tho nino o'clock bell rang out from tho church upon tho grcon. Tho moon rodo high in n calm and quiet sky a single cloud was floating near it, aud as May leanod upon tho gate, watching it and tho beauty of tho sylvan scone, tho words of tho poet roso unbidden to her mind: "still unchanged will bo Tho scene, tho honr, tho moonlit cloud On which I looked with thsol" "Getting sentimental in my old ago !" she said with a light laugh. "That will bo a lino tablo for my friends in New York." And sho put her hand behind her to unfasten the latch. Another hand touched her own alow voice said, "Allow mol" nnd the gato was opened for her. Miss May looked up in the face of tho stranger of tho stage coach her cousin Lucy's promised husband. Ho stood courte ously holding tho gato open for her to pass, and the moonlight shown full upon his uncovered head, and soft, dark brown hair. A hand seemed suddenly laid upon her heart as sho gazed, and yet it was by no means so beautiful a face as to have attracted tho notice of a con noisseur like herself. A pale, somewhat sallow complex ion a low, broad brow an outline of faco moro square than oval a chin whoso determined character was scarcely relieved by the beauty "of its dimple a firm closed irouth, shaded by dark brown moustacho a worn, almost exhausted expression aiuL pair of blue oyes, sot deep ben overhanging brows, aud shade dark laslios, tins was all suo sav tho fnco of Kngono Gcammoiit. yet how much it was to her! Sh not speak, nor did ho. The dirk gray oyes looked stondily for one moment into tho bluo onos, then drooped and turned away. Miss May, with a cour teous bow, pnwiod on into the house. Mr. (jrnmmont glanced up at tho sky with an intensely thoaghtful expres sion, strokod his moustache, lit his ci gar, and remained by tho gato, smok ing, for moro than half an hour. When ho went iu at last ho wns formally introduced to his futurd cousin, Avho was vehemently asserting hor sleepiness, and showing hor in tention of making a speedy retreat to bed. To bed sho soon went, accord-! ingly, and Lucy, sitting down besido her lover for a few last good night words, found him moro absent mind- i ed and silent than usual, a thing which, as sho pettishly sighed to herself, was cntiroly and utterly needless. By and by, sho to sought her couch, but not before sho had visited her cousiiu who bogan to brush away at her hair moro vigorously tho instant sho heard tho light knock of Lucy at her bed room door. Miss May, for a wonder, was most undeniably cross, and snubbed poor Lucy unmercifully about her lover, nvcrring that ho was ns stupid as ho was plain, and that it wns useless to talk to her of him or his perfections for one singlo instant. Yrct strnngo to say, tho faco that haunted hor vision all that night, tho oyo3 that sought her own it was tho faco, they wore tho oyes of Eugeno Grnmmont. l'AUT SECOND. Picnics, boating parties, and excur sions aftor berries, fruit and Uowors, now became tho ordor of tho day, for it was necossary to wolcomo tho re turned Cnliforniau to his nntivo village with every demonstration of joy. In all these festivities Miss May, as n matter of course, boro a very activo pari. But thoso who know her best noticed Unit, at this time, a groat change becamo manifest, not only in her manner, but in her appearance Sho langhod loss ofton, and far lc3.s hoartly; tho sparkle in her eyes was not quito so bright, nor was sho so frequently tho loader and instigator of overy frolic sho had onco been. Lucy, it may bo, missod hor gay, light hoartod companion moro.thnn any ono elso could do, and often complained that since Eugono's return, her cousin had becomo almost unbearable. It was bo odd, too, sho ofton remarked, that Eugeuo and her cousin should seem so thoroughly to disliko oach other. Do all alio could, sho was un ablo to draw them togothor, Tho two best frionds sho had iu all tho world seemed forover separated from each othor by a wall of prido and coldnoss, and with somo dismay sho looked forward to tho timo whon thoy should both become inmates of her niarriod homo. How dreadful it would bo, and ah how dull and lono ly that homo Would seoin if Mav should never como. Thou Lucy YT., iRIIDA.'Y", sighed nnd blushed, and felt herself most thoroughly wicked, nn tho bright, dark fnco of a young inorchant, who had recently "Bottled" nt Boavor Dnm, roso before her eyes, nud blotted out, for a moment, lho pale, sorious, and thoughtful;countcnanco of Eugcno Grnmmont. As she sat ono evening musing like this, it chanccd'that her cousin May passod by tho window without no ticing hor, and paused a moment at tho open gato. -Sho looked thought ful, almost sad, and swung her gar den hat idly by its bluo ribbons, as sho gazed nt th(J setting sun and tho crimson western Bky. Suddenly Mr. Grammonl passed up tho road, lifted his hat, paused for one moment rather irrosolutcly, thon camo abruptly to wards tho lady, and nekod if sho was going for a walk. Lucy ttnred in as tonishment when sho saw May's cheek suffused with tho deopost crim son glow, wheinsho hoard her voico falter and tremble ns sho answered the simple question. Had ho been asking her if sho intended presently to com mit tjmrder or$Stiicide, ior ombarrnss mont could scarcoly havo been great er, and ho stood silently by her ido, looking down nt hor with nn expres sion in h'u bluo eyos which they had never worn whilo turning on Lucy herself. "I am going j-oa to tho village tho New York mail is in," faltered May, and then sho turned abruptly away, put on her hrtt, and hurried oil' in a direction exactly contrary to that which sho had named. Lucy's eyes wore suddenly but com pletely opened. Thorc was'(to a wo man) no mistaking tho confusion and embarrassment of both parties. In stead of sitting down to weep and wail over her recreant lovor and hor treacherous friend, what did Lucy do! Smiled softly to herself, and began a mental calculation as to how many yards of Brussels carpeting it would take to cover tho drawing-room lloors of tho now brown stono houso which tho young merchant had already com menced building in tho high Btt uot at Beaver Dam. An hour passed on, and still Eugene Grammont had never stirred from tlio position ho had taken up directly aftor Miss May's departure. Apparently ho had entirely forgotten that such a per son as Lucy existed iu the whole world. Certainly ho was the coldest, the most absent minded, nnd most un satisfactory lover she hud over scon, and yet sho could remember tho time, not so very, very many years ago, when ho hud been quite (InTercut. Was it only May's coming that had Altered him so, or had he somo other jilLip.1i- K!ioJ;nmv mitiiiiu' ? larm-nouse out- not aionc. . oii been to tho village af'or all, thoiiLrh by a very roundabout way, nnd thr youn, merchant, only too glad of any excuse to visit tho homo where Lucy dwelt, had brought her safely back. Leaving him to make good his tutrauf.c at the front door, which stood invitingly open, May passed on into the garden, and strolled up and down tho shaded walks, as sho thought in perfect soli tude. By and by a dim red spark ap proaching, nnd the familiar fragraueo of a cigar, warned hor of Mr. Gram mont's presence. It was too lalo for retreat, even had it been desirable, and sho faced him quietly, with u let ter in her hand. "Well," sho said, "yon will soon bo rid of ono of your troubles." "As how?" "I havo just received letters from Now York which recall mo at onco." Ho throw away his cigar and camo nearer to her. "At onco? Then beforo you go, hear what I havo ofton boon on tho point of telling you I lovo you, May." "What !" "I lovo you." "And daro you toll me so ?" "Yes." "Whilo you aro positively engaged to my cousin ?" "Hear mo out, May, beforo yon judgo me. My ongagomeiit with your cousin was formed Jong ago, when sho was almost a child, aud when I too did not know my own miud. I really think sho will bo quito ns glad to re leaso mo as I shall bo glad to bo re leased. For Lucy, wlmtover sho might havo felt beforo my roturn, does not lovo mo now. Had I not been suro of this, boyond tho possibility of a doubt, i l would novcr have spoken to you hko this to-night." Miss May wns silent. In her heart sho know only too well that his wor.ls wore perfectly true. Lucy did not lovo him, and yet thoro scorned to bo a species of 'troneheiy in listening to what ho said, whilo hor cousin was ab sout and unconscious of such a breach of faith. "Will you not answer mo?" ho nsked, gently. "Alas ! what can I say ?" "What your own heart dictnlos " "I dnro not listen to it." "MnyMny don't bo a gooso!" said a laughing voico behind hor. "I am so glad I followed yon out. Take him, for mercy's sake, and I am' very suro that overy ono will bo as well pleased as you are." May moved slightly as if an earth quako had shaken tho ground beneath hor, but gavo no othor sign of hoaring. But Mr. Grnmmont, Hushing a bright suiilo of gratitude and joy towards tho speaker, who ran up tho gurdon laugh ing saucily, hold out his hand to tho woman ho had learned to lovo with his wholo heart nnd soul. . "Will you tako it, May ? Bo suro that Lucy will novor sull'or ono singlo TOLY O, 1S66. pnng on your account or mine Lot hor bo hnppy in her own way, dear child, and crown my life with tho joy which you nlone can give." May aiiRwercd nothing, but plncod hor hand in bin. Ho drew hor back bonoath tho overshadowing trees, and folding her closely to his huart, pressed his first kiss of lovo upon hor lips. "At hist I at last I" ho murmured. ' Oh, darling, this amply repays mo for all I havo sufforod during theso wenry summer months. But thoro havo been times, my lovo, when it has seomod to mo that my hoart must broak if I did not speak yet honor kopt mo fiilent." May's proud head drooped lightly on hor lover's shoulder. Novcr in all hor city life of triumph and excitement had she been so happy as now. AH strifo and turmoil wero forover at an end; a long and happy career of useful ness lay spread out before them, crowned with the joy of loving aud being loved; and not ono of tho actors in tho doublo wedding which came oil' nt tho Boaver Hollow Church, two months lalor, ovor found reason to to gret "tho summer pleasure of a city belle," or coased to think and con gratulalo Miss May upon her unsought defeat. The Horse. Wo extract tho following para graphs from an oxtondod article on tho horso, printed in tho New York Com mercial Advertiser : OAU-ANiiiY or Tim uonsi;. An English lady of rank nnd wcnlth, writing from Egypt in 1802, said: "I fear you doom mo rather boastful of my horsemanship, when I tell you two Arab horses which throw their enva liors did not throw mo. Tho same, however, was not in my skill, but in the very remarkablo predilection which theso intelligent animals feel toward tho weaker sex. Let the wildest and fiercest Arabian be inounted'by a woman, and you will see him grow mild aud gcntlo ns a lamb. 1 havo hnd plenty of oppor tunities to mnko tho expenmont, and iu my own stablo thorc is a beautiful gray Arab, which nobody but myself dare rido. He knows mo, anticipates my wishes, and judiciously calculates tho fatiguo I can bear without incon venience. It ia anions to seo how ho manages to quicken his pace without shaking mo, and tho different sort of stops ho has invented to reconcilo contradictory purposes. Horses be ing us liable to forgetfuluess as other organized beings, my incomparable gray would allow his natural ambi- overcomo his gnllanti-y, and if ? horso happened to pass him, jnrt off with tho speed of a nd. Woe to mo if, under such tances, I were to trust to tho h of my arm or tho power of the bridle. Leaving my hand loose, and abandoning all thoughts of com pulsion, I would pat him on tho neck, call him by his name, beg him to bo quiet and deserve tho piece of sugar waiting for him at home. Novor did these gentle moans fail. Instantly he would blacken his pace, prick up his oars as if fully comprehending his er ror, and como back to a soft amble, gontly neighing, as if to crave pardon for his momentary ofi'oncc. A HOUSE Oil A HIlVIiT. Rival suitors for tho hand of a loved one, havo not unusually, accord ing to Arabian custom, to succeed or fail on horseback. Tho girl who would be happy with either of tho ri vals, makes them compete in a raco with her, tho ono who first overtakes her being tho "happy man," thus tho fastest horso gives celebrity to tho owner, and becomes tho prido of tho family. An incident which wo will here givo will illustrato tho prido of an Arab who believed ho possessed tho lleotcst maro in tho tribo: "One night sho was stolen. Tho Arab was ; in despair, but mounted his noxt bost animal and rodo iu pursuit of tho thief. Coming in sight of him, tho owner put his steed to its best pace, and tho chase becamo exciting. The robber cheered on tho maro, his pur suer followed liko tho wind, and fin ally began to draw alougsido. At this juncturo his prido in tho cherished animal, tho glory of tho family, got tho bettor of his desiro to regain his property. Ho could not bear to see her bcuton by an inferior horse, so ho cried out, 'Touch hor m tho loft Hank with your heel !' Tho thief profited by tho secret, tho maro redoubled hor pace, and soon' left the unhappy pro prietor to console himself with tho knowlcdgo that though ho had lost her, sho had nover been beaten iu a raco. Oi riA' OF M'-WN S ST.WIJ.tS. Tho Queen of Spain is said to have tho most extensive stables iu Europe Thoy contain a choice selection of tho finest " horses that caii bo collected from all quarters. Thoy number somo six or seven hundred, aud nro sorted out in tennis, eight to n team. This sorting is dono with such n strict ro gnrd to similarity, that it is impossi ble to tell ono horso from another. Among them nro to bo found tho pure Arab, tho Barbnry horso, tho cros brood between tho Arab and tho Bar bnry horses havo vory remarkablo ttav elling qualities. The stylo is called tho;isu andadura, which, when inter preted, signifies thai tho hind logs ap pear to bo used for walking only, whilo tho foro logs nro ovor on tho trotting gait. This nnim.nl is said, by a gentleman who has roxlo upou it on long journeys, to bo "everlasting" it never gives out. The Emperor of Rus sia is understood to havo hlnblcs nest iu extent and in i rnifict nee to those of tho Spanish Given. Alexander llamllloii. An articlo in tho Atlantic Monthly places Alexander Hamilton at tho head of tho groat men of America, and gives somo substantial reasons for tho rank nssignod him. It says: What strikes us most forolbly, in coiiBidoring Hamilton's career, is lho remarkably eaily dovelopniout of his powers. At thirteen he was found competent to tako chargo of a mer cantile establishment. At fifteen his writings win for him public applause and tho aid of friends. At .seventeen, ho addresses with success a irroat public mooting. At eighteen, liis anonymous productions nro attributed i to some of tlio leading nion of Amcri-1 ca. At nineteen, lie lias tnongiit out that prii ciplo of govornmont which is indelibly associated with his namo. At twenty, ho has not only approved himself a skillful nnd couragcouB soldier, but ho has won the osteoni of lho grave and reserved Washington, and is placed by that groat man in a post of tho closest confidence, and which really makoe him' second man in tho American service. At twenty three, he has shown that ho is master of tho intrioato subject of hnance. At twenty-five, after an active mili tarv lifo that had allowed no timo for study, ho is known as a lawyer of tho lirst order. At twenty-six, ho distinguished as a member of Con gress. At thirty, ho takes a leading part in framinr the Constitution of tho United Slates. And in his thirty third year, ho becomes the most ex traordinary finnnco minister tho world has ever seen. Ho wns states man, soldier, writer and orator, and first in each department; and ho was as ready for all tho parts which ho filled as if ho had boon luiifj and stu diously trained for each of them by tho best instructors. When Mr. Web ster so happily compared tho instan taneousncss and perfection of his financial system to "the fabled birth of Minerva," ho did but allude to what is to bo remarked of all Hamilton's works. All that ho did was perfect, and no one seems to havo been aware of his power, until ho had established the fact of his existence. Snch a com bination of precosity and versatility stands quito unparcllelod. Octnvius, Wm. III., Henry St. John, Chas. James Fox, and Win. Pitt, tho young er, all showed various powers at early periods of their lives; but not ono of them was tho equal of Hamilton in respect to early maturity of intellect, or ability to command success in every department to which ho turned his attention. Tho historical character of whom ho most reminds us is tho cldor Africanus. In tho early development of Ins faculties, in Ins patriotism, in his kindliness of mind, in his porsonal purity, in his generosity of thought and of action, and in the fear and en vy that ho excited in inferior minds, ho wns n repetition of the most majes tic of all tho Romans. But. unliko tho Roman soldier statesman, ho did not desert the lnnd ho had saved, but which had proved ungrateful; and lho gravo only was to bo his Litcr num. Ho d:ed at not far from tho samo ago as that to which Africanus reached. In comparing him with cer tain othor men who aehioved famo early, it should bo remembered that thoy nil wero regularly prepared for public lite, and wero uorn to it as nn inheritance; whereas he, though of patrician blood, was possessed of no advantages of fortune, and had to fight tho battlo of life whilo fightinj tho battles of the nation. A Serpent In n Woman's Stomach. In tho village of Lancaster, Eric county, Po., there is a caso that is of peculiar inteiest, not only to medical men, but to tho gonoral reader. Thoro resides thoro a Mrs. D., a Germau wo mnn, who formerly enjoyed good health, but who has latterly been af flicted with singular and terriblo symp toms. Her complaint manifests itself in tho form of paroxysms, which com irjonco in her inability to swallow food, find which, after a day or two, aro suc ceeded by bovero convulsions, during which sho appears as if being choked, her breath being at thu samo time sus pended, and her countenanco assum ing a livid color, na in ordinary stran gulations. Six years ago tho patient was of good ordinary figuro and healthy appearanco; now sho is bloat ed and shupless in form, her skin is of a tallow-hko, cadaverous hue, and hor countenauco wears a sunken, pinched, and anxious expression. Theso mor- bid symptoms havo for tho past few months rapidly increased, each attack growing more violent and distressing, and threatening to ferminato tho wo- I man u miserable oxistence. Sho bo I lieves there is a f-nako in hor stomach, and that her twiuli! malady is entire ly owing to tho presence and growth of tho reptile there. Tho movements of this creature during tho periods of disturbance aud when it is deprivod of food, (if her theory bo tho truo ono,) aro plainly diseteuible, oven through tho patient's clothing, and aro ofton so violent and prolonged as to prodttco discoloration of tho skin over tho ro giou of tho stomach, as if from blows. It is also tho opinion of her physician that a living creature of somo sort, most probably a suako, ha3 takon up his residonfo in tho stomacho of his putiont. Ho had some oxporionco in that dirocliou. He served two years' in tho army, in tho lato war, ns Bur geon iu a New York regiment, aud whito stationed in a Southern Stuto, ho, Uvith another army surgeon, wits callod by n resident physician to assist in relieving- a man of a suako that had got in his stomach. This man's symp- i i.,..ct ,....,:.,i.. i:i. ii luiurt mini uiur.'of jjiuiioviji nivu muau. of Dr. Li's patient iu Lancaster. Tho' 'man vas kept from food until tho' 3STo. ISO. snake becamo very hungry, when it was tempted from its living lair by tho smell of savory viands. Its head was seized by tho doctor, and its ugly length drnwn forth. It was more than a yard long and must havo occupied tho ontiro cavity of tho man's stomach. Dr. B. thinks his patient can bo re lieved of tho unwelcomo tenant of her stomach by tho samo method, but sho instinctively and naturally shrinks from the trial. It is becoming daily moro evident that sho cannot survive, unless something is dono to remove tho loathsome creature It will either stranglo hor in its attempts to pass up tho csophogns, or, from its enlarged Bizo and increased strength, break through tho caso of tho stomach in somo of its struggles for freedom. - -- if " i What Womajj Can Do An Ex.uirr.u ron thk Male Sks. The Philadelphia Gazetto relates tho following: Among tho strangers in Philadel phia at this moment, aro two ladies from Martinsburg, West Virginia. Yesterday thoy wero purchasing a seed drill, a mowing machine and oth or agricultural imphncnts, who3o cost in tho aggregate was nbout $S00. Their homo was very closo to tlio thcatro of tho lato war. Between tho two contending armies their houses nnd barns wero burned, thoir horses and cattle driven off, their only broth er conscripted into tho Confcdorato army, and themselves left utterly des titute nnd homeless. Any one who, seeing a young lady such as wo saw yeterday, had been told that sho -) personally ploughed and plai many acres of land, would Ti i .. . ini? him. Such, however, is liter rn lnv.ml Hin fnnf. fr .i tr il. ''1 il rritrirmiuuii ii!Nifiiii!r in Liiu viuiii nn i . e ii. c . .. . . 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 : n . . . villi..' i i j 1 1 1 ij ii.aiu.. ut scarcely cooled, whon tlio n - 0 . - - - , clubbed together, built the house, and extemporized barn. Horses wero loaned j and tho girls with their o; ploughed tho ground, and with corn. The crop grewj with their own hands th it. Thoy sold it to good,, Thoy had owned forty, slaves. Some of thoso Union army, others doi cahty. Tho girls wen battlo with tho vicissiti Our informant, who. is beyond all question girls produced oy t field more decided suits than wero ac entiro gang of slavi three years nucl no bio houso and im upon their pro prov- ments havo boon extcnt that makes it of considerable moro valuo than beforo tho torch of conflict ing armies reduced tho buildings to ashes. Ono of tho young ladies has sinco married; but tho others still do duty ns their own "overseer," nnd they themselves purchased yesterday, nnd directed tho shipment of tho ngricul turnl implmonts to which wo hnvo abovo referred. Tho wonder to tho dealer waB that a. lady delicately gloved and attired as though sho had never overstepped the boudoir, should descant experimentally aud intelli gently upon tho respectivo merits" of tho different reaping machines, nnd upon tho comparative values of tho different patents for threshing out tho cereals. These young ladies wero educated iu Philadelphia, nnd nro well known to many of our best people. - ' fiTho microscope reveals tho fuel, that every stem and twig as largo as a quill, contains somo ten thousand littlo tubes, through which tho water or sap is constantly passing upward during growth, to tho loaves nbovo, which spread it out by moans of their fine net work, and give it iu the form of vapor to the air. With ten weeds upon a square, tho Country Gentleman estimates that tho careless farmer has forty million pumps nt work on overy acre, dissipating tho moisturo and drying up tho soil, at tho expenso of tho crops. Boys, aro tho weeds pump ing your fields at this rato ? Fashion. Any fashion is cruel which compels vast expense Any fashion is cruel which encourages extravagance Any fashion is cruel which debases society, and everything which gives money tho reward of morit is degrading. Tho wife of Princo Mcttomich, tho Aus trinn ambassador in Paris, now dic tates tho fashion. Tho Empress is obsolete If Vamhansadriee Should wear cowhido bootB, thoy would bo de riguer in tho choicest circles. If sho should drapo hor pretty iierson in cloth of gold and throw hoops out. of tho win dow, tho BtrcetB of nil tho great cities of tho world would becomo impassable, nnd tho drawing-rooms everywhere would glitter with splendor. What n powor this lady has! For if sho wore rt plain straw hat and n plain dress, sim plicity and economy would bo tho fash ion. But, aftor all, what Is her right, divine? If sho chooses to wear n not of old Yonotinn sequins on hor head, why should tho sylphs of Saratoga tako to thatching tnomselvos with gold dollars? If sho chooses to drngglo a satin train along a gravel walk, why should tho dnmcs of Nowport wipo tho sen-beach with silk ? ' Why docs not each dainty Amorlcan dnmo show tor equality with t Antnmienni oy following hor own swcot will nnd regu lating it by lho eternal fitness of things? To bo fashionablo is not nccossarily to bo womanly and lady like What if those who can effect it should resolve that only what is wo-' mauly and ladyliko shall be fashiona blo? -JlurjKr'ii WnXliJ. sssV cflV tho BBd for iHKlorta- ohV barns