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r vol. iv UiE TRANSCRIPT. i:.isukd kverj rraoiT. yitBlTB P. DAVIS, K AXD I'itOPlttETOlt. , , the pant through the Post '.inli.. i annum. JLo Ai iUage aalMcrihcrs ii. ia;T oy uc earner, " miiii. hi ! charged. . m sr will le added when pavinetit 1 il -1 lllOlltllH, ..-r iitmn.-d until all arrearage are ,' , j i I lie optnu of the PaHisber. HtTK Ol' AWVI511TISIXG : . r ivi i. nsnotNT8 Per square of 12 . . type, for find: ftinortiou i, . , .... t, nt u'n-tsrtion, 85 rents. .. i .if mmrtioiM rami be marked ou ,' .. :th. or they will Ik- continued , 1 imK Transient advertisenienU to i, :'lic . , :. : it discount will be maile on tlio . i. advertising by tin- er. , . . . - n ill 1o inserted at 15 cents per BUSINESS GAUDS. : iiikaiiT. l'liTiticiaii ami Knr- .'.-of the Cuivcrmty of V.r. ! t rti 11 street. or Mefsrw i,' House. tlS7-l iiM-, ATTlMNEY AVI) fH'!i 'l l.YW. Office iu Union '., Vt. UW-tf. ,iTt 1VIIUS. Attorney at Law, , - li. i-. '- i:i t'li-tucery. Office in No , j. l.i". k, m. Aihan- Vt. AtUiud t'iurt ,,, 1 ra kin i . Orleans, and Lainuille 159-tf .. W. D. WILSON. . .v svis. TT MtXEYS A.-D , - I. aii'i Nn' ,t.,i - in ' i- ! i mi i iv i . i--. i . ! Miijl. - I'.'ii, i.n , '. 1 7 -'. . lul.NiA Al nl'NM i I i. A, -I. i lit '..I l.i -t i .ii -. ami ! 'I ni n .1:11111 ti i . uiU. Vlmiiiv an I t linr nt I'll liiui 1 . Dili, .ml - ' ': ' !! i !imi :i. j. i i-i i-uti I i t I S'lli-i.rAi'.ji- t - .. 1- Wi.l,. V - all U A.ll.il - .;-tt .. ! I. lnl t.HTOV At: 'in. hi. 1 .1 .... .i mi s. .. ,i"r i . v h.i..- . i ii it. ( Hii. i ;. ii 'ili' j'..-t-. U. ..1. :i t. i - ( "lilllll . .Ii. I . ' IUH1I- - : : l.i. Nt.il - i'! Nt rt '. : h, . . 1 1., r - lit -;i ' t .ill :..:. i. .i i ' -. .' i .:ti ii-;. !. v 4 ni 1. tr .11 l 1. UKM'IST. OIli. . tin , .1 ii i.. .M.u.i ot., . ; 1 . i . . i i ::. v. . BKNTlsT. ' , 1 .1. i In... I. - J'. , t'U H II, i . .t' : i 1. - .nm i:k. i : - A . - t it mttn iir.u-, t 11 v I - . ; ;..-- l' . K W' '1 -t .t i ,. ' !. i' i i :i:i:itT Hit mKKD. ! . .. r.. & ! 1' -Ml U- -1 1. 1-tf M mi . i r. ni. II V . Ill XTlTOX, U.-nlors Hi ' I Matt-hi-f, Cloek-4 aiul .lovetry, Hfcetl .. r ami Sih. r l'lt .1 Wan-. linry i5mkJ ; jrietv. WaU'li lii itairiu;; and Lii'ruv m. IClmim, Vt. I'M - iivhs. r.. ii. iirjrnsi'.Tos. iitviNKKI) A. si'ICAIt. d-. alira m Fancy i li.UK-.tu' iJi y ti.i..il, jiiani and fancy -. .l r;i, Ac 117. 11. .JSEI.li, WABBKN H. KW.AB. . .l.iui Strtvt. St. Ali-atis. Vt. ( i.IWACO, d.ilix in lry til'Kl I, i luic. Familv (li-.x eri. t'orner of i . .rticM Struts, M.AlbauH, Vt. 11 L. JANES. (1 II UDMX'S I'KTl'ItK GAIjI.KItY, .. mi. .hit. lUiik Htn-i t, St. Albaus, . M.i;r.) J, u all hours of the da, ptcd.) All the lat. t Myl. .f inc '. at tliiM tial! ry. Allium.- and l'lc- t ii.)cii(ic and cuid Pictured of v in rv. all at low iinees. Call early T. G. l;ICUAr.lMON, - lViiprii tor. i;i..ui)i:LL, arm1 and Counsellor at Law, CAMLBUIIXiE, r. Boo35L3SilicLLo. u . i U CBAWFOliU, Book Hinder aud - -.a:iW Book Manufacturer, 'MAN BLOCK, ST. ALBANS, Yerinout. !',inding in every tvlc from the cheapest . m.wt covtly, and all dono in a thorough 20 lt7 ISOmC HORACE P. HALL, M. D. B(14K N UN Aruij, nc, ; I 1.. IM 4t1.B.e. an.l maT lkA fmitlll ' . Ii. JU It Ofc. IUUMM, "- : r tl,. .resi nt at the American Hotel, '"ticulav uUciilion iaitl to Op tmlive Surgery. 15tf-ly 'JIRAM I'lISKt'R, 'I l BorKIEWK Of THE HERICAN HOUSE!! HT. ATBAS8,VT. m ritut'E Clerk. 1 1-H1CAN HOUSE, llichford. Vt., Jerry 11. I s Mlaufl lVonrietor. Tliis IIouso is locat- !itii. of the village, near the Ccstom 5, r..5t-(.!Urt- and Millo. lC'J-ly U-R s.LUllK has removed to South Jlain ' 'flu-,- at his reside .L v May. 2, lhfif 89-tf 1 1 1 . . . . gj J u ,' islii.i heretofore oiibting between m l- nt and LoniB McD. Smith, under "VS1?'"' f Locke A SmiUi, is this day 5 ' 1 1 1 I . ...... . . ,i . . , ".' iiiuinai consent, aii aeox uuu iue ' r ',rl-- i.iu t le paid at their old place of W1LL1A3I LOCKE, LOUIS JIoD. SMITH, 11 ai ".t., IS, 1867. 157-tf. fo'ORTANT TO SOLDIERS THEIR " WIDOWS. e"0SK 1VITJRESTKU AIUJ IIE11EIIY that I am agent to transact all busi 'lirtaming to pensionu, bounties and back tiainis of the above nature can be pre Vs 4tbtir Ulowanctos obtained, by appyl t. A1W. -WJI. HltlDGES. UlHli, 18CC. -'i,,rr- l)Y recent euactuUsUtJV. J diere who havo BervunBross, all Sol - civwl but $100 bountvrrny? i'oara aud have who, liaving enliste4VorUir,S.Uni'd Statox, urged in consequence of wounovV?Vrfro diM- l.ildren, or parents of an v boilu"110111" 'r ' , . 1-I"ui80 ol only 1 . unity, and who died in the service, are cn- . ..1 ... u . .1.1 1 1 l i t - fx. 1.1,,- . ." AU UllUlllllUdl UUUIllt Ui U.lXl J 1 1 " i 1 1 1 ii .1 T J IHJ I v'l 1 1. ilM Tn,iwin,tna iilui 1 . o l,n,.,l ... .... - ... ... ,. , , ., , mo, A.aiiu Ol ' or lue incurred disability equivalent to "i uaiiu or 1001, are emmcu to a large ..- T pi-i.hion. j- naiuui d widows of soldiers or sailors nrc - ;.' J t an iticreaoed pension of two dollars ' - -uiii fur each child jjuJor eisteen years of ' - '' f tin alxive nature, and for arrears of u ' rs' eura jiay, for horses lost in tho V. I'm- . c immutation of rations of prisoners ' i pru. money, will bo promptly proso- - -f iii'i.iKauon uy tetter, enclosing uis- m si rnce, will bo attended to and the -y papers returned to plicant for sik- 8 E.A.S0WLES, OCi ftvcrtLo First National Bank, WiinB, Au. 17tb,lSCC. J25.if , Poetry. iricii Youfrc Down. "What W'Kiotw of "frienda" always Meaa us WUea golden occe light our way 1 How they Bmfle as they moftlj addicts ue, Ko cordial, Knod bnmnred and cav ! ISat ak 1 when the nun of ptpgitenty Hath net, how tpuckly thoy frown, Ana cry nut in touts of soveritv "Kiel the man, don't you see lie in down ! What ttioiig-h, when yon know not a sorrow, Though vour benrt was as open as dav, And your ' Iritndt, when they wanted to'l-orrow, J' "g'd. d ne'er aaked them to lay. what thrmgh not a soul von e'er sliKbtt-d, An yen wandered about through the town, Xonr "friends" temMl to be very near sighted, And dn't seem to think that you're down. When yon'ro "up" you are loadly exalted, And tradiTw all mng out your praise; When you're down you have greatlv defaulted And they "really don't fancy your ways." Join style , "tip-top "' when you'd money, So -inc;.- ly fucker and clOwn, lJut n w 'ti- eic'.'inglv funny Things nr. ait. rt.nl "because you are down." Oh give m. the heart that forever 1h free from tbi.- world's heltisli inst: AmI the M.nl wl.o-, hih, nobl. endeavor ! to rai-e fillet, Uirii Irom th. dust; And h-n m adxerft j't. ocean A xi.-tiin is !.ki h to drown, A! hail to tin- In, mi uhow .IcMnion W ill lift a man up when he's down. 1 rcams. BT JOEL 1ATKS !-ttE'lT. When the ehaiiif of slnmher bind ua Iu their K"lden eil at night; When we've left the world behind us, In a dreamy spirit flight, Tli. n. O th. n, when mapped m slumber, Do our heart- icstatic leap At tho (H-diitiew witli.mt imiutxr That appear to us iu sleep. V ,1 1 bit w ii'.,: ip honrs could ever 1' , ' ! '!. j. M- h fWeet ! X. v , 1 m .1 i : ,'. f r. . i, Vii ! t h . i-. m.l i' v . - n u nt. I'nt ..1 - -.1. i. !e ;i - -i i i.i ih i ary, i.u ' '.. M 1 ..1 .1 i.ai ! . .1 -,i. , . "f 4 ... w -.i ! , , ,, ; v , an, If : .In u..- . v i t I ir Nil ruM c tii m till. ii;s to in. . t u In il.is i.imy wnild ol ..ui'B, 11.'. L" v ni;.l unii .u nun- i t Us, ' ..' 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About six o'clock one autumn even iur, o men pushel Uieir way through tilt- fur, bushes which bordered a by road i mining from Quidhampton to Ilarnuu.. There was not much difler iin e in their outward appearance, yet one i- nothing but a woodman, and the other v as Squire "Winter, me ov it er of Stockton Park and most of the laud near it. They had both been engaged all day in marking trees which were to be cut down to thin the young planta tions; and Squire Winter still held in his hand the heavy, keen-edged knife, almost as heavy as a hatchet, which he had been using for this purpose. The air had been getting more and more damp for several hours ; and just before the time I have mentioned, a light rain began to fall. As he had been walking all day. and was still nearly a mile and a hair froni his house, the squire told the woodman to go across to the Pheasant, an inn about four or five hundred yards distant, and tell the landlord to saddle his horse for him, and he would send a groom back with it the following morn ing. The squire himself crossed over to another plantation, on the opposite side of the road, to see whether that too wan ted thinning. In a few minutes he came out, aud walked down to the inn, where he found the landlord waiting for him, the horse ready saddled, and look ing with its drooping head and lank oars as if it were keenly alive to the miserable state of the weather. The squire looked at the animal, and said "I think I might almost as well walk as ride that seedy-looking animal, Jaclison. However, I supjwse I can get sdincthing like a trot out of him for such a short distance." Of course the land lord said he could, and Squire Winter mounted and rode on. The path he took was narrow, and for some distance ran through a hazel-copse. The landlord of the Pheasant watched him till he was hidden by the trees and underwood, and then went indoors. It was too early for him to have customers in his house; indeed, it was not very likely he would have any at all on such a night; and he sat down by the tap room fire, and lighted a pipe. Before many minutes he heard the sound of a horse galloping up to his door. He got up, and went out, expecting to find soinbody there who required refresh ments, but, to his astonishment, and somewhat to his alarm, he found his own horso standing there without a ri der. He wsis disposed to believe that tho squire had got oil" on reaching his house, and left the animal standing at the door for the groom to come and take it away, and that finding itself free to go which wav it pleased, it had turned round and started off for its own stable. Still he thought it lust possible that some accident had happened to the squire, especially when he had passed his hand down the horse's fore-leg, and found that one of the shoulders was bleeding from a gash in it, which might have been caused by a stake In the hedge through which it had forced its way! though it seemed too clean for that. To make sure, ho determined to go to the house and inquire; he was certain if no evil had befallen the squire, that he would be invited to share a good sup per with the sen-ants, and would receive a more liberal remuneration for the hire of his horse. After washing the wound with cold water till the bleeding had ceased, ho led the animal into the stable, and then put on his hat and walked down the same path which the squire had taken. The rain had loft oil, but the air was still so dank and heavy, that though the moon was up, the light was not sufficient to enable him to see far before him: and it was not until he was within about a dozen yards of it that he could see that a dark object which lay before him was the body of a man. It lay witn us cneeit resting uu tlio wet grountl ; anil on stooping over it, he saw, what tho dress and appcaranco had already told him, that it was tho bdv of Squire Winter. The wiuire -was dead, for the heart Had ceased to beat, though the body was still warm beneath the clothes. The la borers' cottages were not far off, and to those he rau for help to carry tho body to the house. One of tho laborers lie sent for tho doctor : and with some others he returned to the spot where tho body was lying, and putting it on a hur dle, they carried it to the house, and laid it tlQvn in the hall, to wait tho doctor's arrival, who came In a few minutes af terwards, and having unfastened tho clothes, discovered that death had been caused bv a bullet which had entered the stomach, and, taking an upward course, had lodged in some vital organ. l ortunnteiy, uio squire nan no wne ST. ALBAjSTS, VT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY to regret his loss, but he had one son, who, the servants said, had gone to Winchester to be present at a pigeon shooting match. A groom, without waiting for directions from anybody, had ridden off before the doctor had had time to ask any questions; and on in quiring at the barracks' he was told that his master had left that place several hours since, and might have been at Stockton Park before lie left it, if he had not called anywhere on his road. It was then so late that the groom determined on remaining in Winchester that night, not doubting, that as he had not met his nia-stcr on his way there, that gen tleman had called at one of the many country houses between the two places, and would long since have reached homo. Starting early the next morn ing, he might have been back at Stockton Park while the day was still young; but he felt so sure he would find his master at home, that he took advantage of the state of confusion caused by the old squire's murder to spend some hours with other grooms with whom ho was acquainted, so that it was not until three or four o'clock in the afternoon that he made his appearance at Stockton Park. Up to this time, no uneasiness or surprise had been felt at the young squire's ab sence. But now that the groom had re turned home with the news that their master had left Winchester early the day before, the doctor who still remained in the house, and exercised authority in directing what was to be done, sent serv ants and laborers to every place they could think of to search for him. The young squire, as ho was called, to distinguish him from his father,-and not because ho was really a young man for he had passed his fortieth year was not liked by any body. Neither he nor his fathor cared about the society of young men ; the men of their own'age, who lived near them were generally married, and Stockton Park was one of tho-e houses to which men do not like to take their wives. Occasionally, men came from the barracks at Winchester, or from Portsmouth, for two or three daj s shooting ; but they seldom came a second time. The bickerings between father and son, which not even the pres ence of strangers could check, made a visit to the Park so unpleasant, that vis itors usually found a pretext for shorten ing their stay. The conduct of tho younger Winter towards his father was so Lad, that men showed no inclination to cultivate hi3 acquaintance. Tlu whole of that day passed, and nothing was heard of him; but the next morning, the man whose business it was t get the letters from the post-oflice at Salisbury, brought a letter addressed to the di'ivased squire, which was at onco seen to I -i- in the handwriting of his son. Under t ! ; t circumstances, the doctor considered himself justified in opening it, to mh if it contained an address. Tho post-murk show cd it came from London, and the loiitciits gave no further infor mation of tlie place whence it was writ ten. To judge from the language, there must have been a more than usualty seriou- quarrel between the late quirc and his -on, for the latter referred t a blow lu had n ecived on the night pre ceding his viit to Winchester, and went on to sav that it was now imjn .-mMi-they could livt in the same houe; there fore hi father was not to be surprised when he found his account had been drawn upon t the amount of three thousand pound-, which he would soon recover by not having to pay his, the writer-, allowance, for liS was on the point of starting for the Capo of Good Hope, where he intended to land, and make a journey into the interiorof Afri ca. No address was given where a let ter would reach him; nnd letters subse quently addressed to him at the )et olHeo nt tlio Capo nrr returnod with the endorsement, that no person of the name of Winter had ever called at the post-ollice for letters, but that it was be lieved that a Mr. Winter had gone into the interior Avith a supply of guns and ammunition on a hunting expedition, who had not returned, and of whom nothing had since been heard. All the efforts made to discover the murderer of Squire Winter were fmit iess for several months. It wasgeneral iy supposed that it was the work of a poacher, a clan- of men for whom the late squire nourished tho deepest abhor rence. One Saturday evening, a man named AVard was drinking at the Pheas ant in company with several laborers. He was a big, burly fellow, of a reckless character, aud matte no secret of his ex ploits in poaching; indeed, the tales he told of his success in this way, had in duced many young fellows to follow his example, whb might otherwise have led an honest life. On the particular even ing referred to, he had drunk more spirits than usual, and had become quarrelsome. At iast, provoked by another man equal ly disposed to quarrel, ho drew the bar rel of a gun out of a deep pocket in the inside of a velveteen coat he had on, and proceeded to fit it into a stock which ho took from another pocket, saying, at the same-time, that he would serve his an tagonist .'is he had served old AVinter. Those present got hold of him, nnd, after a sharp struggle, took away his gun. But the expression he had so impru dently uttered was not forgotten; the villagers talked of it, and at last it reached the ears of one of the justices, whomade inquiries, andfindingsomany witnesses to prove the expression, issued a warrant for his apprehension; and af ter an examination, at which some fur ther evidence was given, tending to prove that ho was really guilty of the crime he was charged with on his own confession, he was committed to take his trial at the assizes. The brief was the first time offer ed to a friend of mine who went thesarae circuit; but he being engaged in a hea vy civil case, recommended me to un dertake the defence of the criminal. It was accordingly given to mo by AVard's attorney, who told me of the affair just as I have related it, with the addition, that though his client steadfastly denied his guilt, the case was strongly against him, apart from his well-known charac ter as a poacher, which had already caus ed his imprisonment on several occa sions, and would, of course, toll heavily against him with the jury, all of whom were aware of his reputation. Tho trial came on in duo course. The evidence, that ho had made use of the expression that he would serve the man he was quarrelling with at the Pheasant as he had served old AA'inter, and that he had accompanied the expression by pulling out a gun, evidently with the intention of shooting him, was proved by so many witnesses, that no ctlorts to make the jury believe that what he real ly did say was, " that he would servo him as old AVinter had been served," were of any avail . Moreover, to support the statement imputed to him, evidence was given that he had been seen lurking about the wood in which tho murdered man was marking tho trees, on the same afternoon, This, taken with his well known antecedents, mado the case so strong against him, that it would not have been surprising if tho jury had re turned a verdict of wilful murder ; but they took a more merciful view of the case, and only convicted him of man slaughter. The judge, after telling the prisoner that ho entirely concurred in the finding of the jury, and that if they had found hini guilty of the capital charge, he would have been bound to sentence him tobe hanged without hold ing out a hopo of mercy, ordered him to be transported for life. m(l eone the circuit many times, and had had several briefs from the same attorney from whom I had received that for the defence of AVard, so that a kind ot intimacy was established between us ; and whenever he visited London, ho stayed at my chambers. On one of these occasions, he brought some papers relat tf,nn action against Squire AVinter lor shooting a valuable dog that had strayed from the road along which its owner was riding, into one of tho woods belonging-to the former. This was hc nrev time I had heard his" name men? tloned einco I had been engaged in de fending the murderer of his father. I found he had not long returned from his African expedition, during which he had been so unfortunate as to lose hi3 left hand from the bursting of a gun. On arriving at Salisbury, I went to my friend the attorney, wfio gave me ac comodation in his house while the assiz es lasted in that city. I required the as sistance of one ofiny friend's clerks in arranging the documents in a case of some intricacy, and it was found neces sary to search the parish records for doc uments. Ou receiving a message from the clerk that he had found what Avas wanted, I went to the vestry to read them. To see if there were any others bearing on the samesubject, I continued search, and among those 1 opened was a deed referring to an exchange of a piece of land belonging to the parishoners, called the Croft, for another piece near er the village, and further from Squire Winter's estate. The deed was ot ohl date, and was emblazoned with a singu lar device, which the clerk no sooner saw than he exclaimed, " Why, this is the same crest that was on the ring El len .lackson showed " lie stopped himself, and I said, " Tho same crest that was on the ring Ellen Jackson showed you, in it '."' After a little hesitation, he answered, " Yes. The crest was a vcrv curious one, being four arnisurrangcd ina m nut irele, the hands grasping dagger, whit h were pointed upwards." " Ts the Ellen Jackson you referred to the daughter of the landlord of the Phea sant ? 1 seem to remember a young wo man of that nttnie who gave evidence on AYnrd's trial." " Yes," was his answer. " And did Miss Jackson tell you wheiu she got such an uncommon ring ".'" " Yes no. AVell, the fact i-, the ring was on a hand. She showed it to mo one morning when I called there in pas sing, when her father was out shooting. This Squire AVinter is not Mich a- his father was; he lets Jackson shoot over his estate as much as lie pleases." " The ring was ou a hand ; I supjiose you mean on her hand." " No, I don't, it was on a hand as dry and shrivelled as though it were a hundred years old." " And where did she get this hand from? Is it left lying about where her father's customers can see it. He blushed for some reason, as he re plied, " I don't think it is. She took it from a box in her father's bedroom, in which he keeps his pajwrs and other things. I saw ii when she was looking for a paper relating to some property left by her aunt, about which she wanted to ask me a question, and asked her to let me look at." At this moment I dropped upon ano ther paper relating to the matter in hand and all my attention wxs triven to that, so 1 askeil n' Tuon q'u -fi. isat the time. But in the ci urse . f tin- i veiling, when my friend ui. l I w. : smoking our ci ' gars, in the ahs, in .' ' f any more inter- cstimr siibje. t to i.ilk about, I said, i " Your clerk !. II- n,.- that Jackson, the i landlord of th Pheasant, has got a ring j with the peculiar crest of the AVinter i on it. AVhere do you suppose he got it from V'' , "Heaven knows! Stole it from old AVlnter's finger, tierhaTm ; or, tiossibly, the present squire may have given it to him: I hear they are remarkably inti mate." " But neither of those hyjiotheses ac counts for it being on a hand severed from the body." " Severed from the bodv ! That is sin gular, certainly. AVhy, Winter has lost one hand. Surely he would not have brought his hand all the way from Afri ca to make a publican a present of it." . " Not very likely, I should say." After soiai- further observation ou the singularity of thccircumstance, the conversation turned on matter" in which Ave Avcre more immediately interested. 1 had had a hard day's Vork in court on Saturday, and feeling fatigued, in stead of going to church the next morn ing, I Avent round by the cathedral to Harnham, and from thence I Avandered along a road Avhich brought me to a pub lic house. On looking up at the sign board, I saAV it Avas the Pheasant. The day was a hot one, and the sign re minded me that there was a bridle road which led through the AVood in which jioor old Winter had been mur dered. I turned into the path, and the first opening I came to Avhich hapjieii ed to be quite close to a stone cross, so covered Avithasnecics of moss, that I had some difficulty in making out that the inscription on it was the iHt where the squire's tody had toeii found), 1 turned out of it again, and found myself in a small open space. Here I laid down, Avith my face turned toAvard the bright, blue sky, and Avatched the curious forms which the light clouds assumed as they folloAved each other across the confined space which comprised my field of vieAV. Presently, J fancied that my back Avas getting cold, and that this might be caused by the dampness of the ground on which I A-as lying. I got up, and pegged away Avith the heel of my boot to break through the grass, to ascertain if the ground beneath Avas damp. I tried two or three places, and at last it struck against the but of a pistol, causing the muzzel to turn upwards. I picked it up, and Avipcd the dirt oil with some grass. The barrc 1 AA'as rusty; but there A'as a small piate of silver llehind the hammer, which I soon rubbed clean enough to see that it ais cngraA-cd, and a little ad ditional friction enabled me to see that it AA'as the peculiar crest of the AVinters. To a man of my profession, the vicinity of the spot Avhere AVinter had been mur dered, naturally suggested that this pis tol Avas the Aveapon by which the crime had been perpetrated. One idea followed another, until I was led to connect to gether the murder, the hand and ring possessed by Jackson, the hand lost by tho present OAvner of Stockton Park, antl the intimacy between the two men, so unusual bctAvcen men of such different grades. At first, I thought I would consult my friend tho attorney before I did anything in the matter; but on second thoughts, I determined on striking a Woav Avhile I was on the spot, and had some leisure. Tho door of the Pheasant was shut, as a sort of compliment to the day, I sup pose, certainly not to keep out custom ers. I remembered the man, directly I walked in and saw the landlord. He AA'as in the act of cleaning his gun, and without Aaiting to be questioned, I said, "Arc you aware, Mr. Jackson, of the penalty to which an accessory to a murder, either before or after the fact, is libel?" He stared, and seemed quite stupified by the question. I kept my eyes fixed steadfastly on him, and at last he stam mered out, "AAhat do you ask me such a question for?" ' You don't remember me, perhaps. I defended poor AVard, who had such a narroAV escape of beinghanged, through your not telling the truth at the trial.'' I could see he AA'as tempted to deny Avhat I said, but the positive tone in which I spoke puzzelccf him so much, that after a brief attempt at considera tion, ho seemed to conclude that I had got my information from AVinter, for he said, "I suppose Squire AVinter is a friend of yours, and he has got you to try and frighten me ofT." "I told him it AA-as not so, and urged him to make such a statement as would enable case, lenient haA-e him taken into custody at once as a party concerned. Intimidated by my threats, and not knoAving how far I might be able to carry them into exe cution, but probably imagining tho worst from Avhat I said Avith respect to the hand and ring in his possession, he at last consented to tell mo all about it. " Tho evening the old squire Avas mur dered, Stephen Quain, the Avoodman, came across from the plantation yonder, and told me tho squire wanted my horse to rido home. I got it ready as fast as I could, and brought him round. Tavo or three'minutes afterwards the squire eamo me to get AVard released ; in which . I promised he should be dealt with v as nossible. otherwise I AA-ould up. He didn't much like the looks of the beast, andsaid so : but he AA'as a A-ery good horse for all that, only he didn't get as muclfirubbing as the squire's oaa'ii horse did. HoAVCA'er, lie got on him and rode oil" doAyn the bridle-road through the hazel-copse. I AAras sitting by tlie fire smoking my pipe; and I remember I Avas Avondering whether he would catch sight of AVard, who had been up here about an hour before, and went aAvay soon after I told him the squire Avas close by marking the trees. Pres ently I heard a horse gallop up to the door, and Avent out to see if one of the grooms had brought mine back. I found that it AA'as my horse, but there Avas no body on his back. I Avondered Avhat had happened, and guessed tho squiro had got ofl'and gone in-doors, thinking the horse avouIu stand there until a groom came round to ride him up here, and that the horse had trotted oil", and found his way home. I run my hand doAvn hislegs to see if he had run against anything; and Avhen I touched his ofi shoulder, he started aAA'ay ; and at the same time, J felt that my hand AA'as AA'et. I looked at it, and it Avas just light enough to aeotliat it Avas bloody, and that the Kirs5"? shoulder had been cut. J took boI-'tK the bridle to feadhini to the stable, and found that there was somcthing-dangling from the ring of the bit and check-strap; and it gtrve me a turn Avhen I saAV it Avas a man's hand, cat oil" clean at the Avrist. I unfastened the fingers, and carried it Avith me into the stable, and put it into the corn-crib, while I Avent to get a lantern. As soon as I took it out again ami held it to the light, I kneAV it Avas the young squire's by the ring that Avas ou one of tho lin gers. 1 wa a good bit frightened ; but I thought it Avas best to say nothing about it then, so I hid the hand under the thatch, ami went doAvn to the house to see Avhat hail happened. As I AA'as going through the hazel-copse, I saAV somethingdnrklyingin the path. AVhat Ave call the hunter's moon Avas pretty near the full ; but it Avas such a hazy night that I could but just make out tho face; and instead of being the young squire, as I thought it must be, I found that it Avas the squire himself. I didn't tell anybody Avhat I knew; but if AVard had been sentenced to bo hanged, I should haA'e done so. AVhen his trial came on, and he AA'as only to be trans ported for life, I thought to myself that 1 Avas a A-ery poor man, and had got a large family to keep, and that he would haA'e been sure to be transported some time, for he Avouldn't haA'e minded shooting a keeper a bit; so I determined to keep the hand with the ring on the finger just as it Avas : and Avhen the neAV squire came home, 1 would make him pay me to keep quiet. It was the right hand for the squire is left-handed aud he always Avore the ring on tho forefinger. The next morning, as soon as it Avas light, I A'ent down to the place Avhere I lou ml the body tho night before, and among the roots of one of the hazels, I found the pistol you haA-e got there. I looked around 'to see if anybody Avas near, but there Avas nobody to see me, so I Avent lvehind the bushes, aud dug out a turf, and hurried the pistol underneath, and then put the turf down OA-er it, so that nobody could see it had been touch ed." Here, as if seized Avith a sudden impulse, he exclaimed, " And, ify the Lord Harry, I'll hiiA-e it back again !" He had been holding the gun he AA-as cleaning in his hand all the time he had been telling me Avhat I haA-e related ; and its he uttered this exclamation, he jumped up, and holding the gun by the barrel, made a Woav at me Avith the stock. The attack Avas so sudden and unexpect ed, that if my movement had not been as quick as my oyo, I shouhl probably have receiteoV the blow on my heml, as he undoubtedly intended I should. Luckily, I-dodged it, anil the gun came doAvn on the back ot the chair, smash ing the back of the chair, and breaking the stock oil'from the barrel. Before he had time to recoA-er himself to repeat the bloAv, I kroeked him doAvn, antl beat him about the head Avith the metal btitt of the pistol until he Avas incapable of doing more AVhen T had done this, I Ava puzzled Avhat next to do, for I did not like to leave him there bleeding ; and there ras nobody in the house to at tend to him if I Avent aAvay, his daugh ters and hr brothers haA'ing, as I avos told afterwirtls, gone to the cathedral at Salisbury, in the nope of seeing the judge there, i Avent to the avcII, and dreAV up a pail of Aviter ; and soaking my hand kerchief in it, I Aventback and bound it round his Lead, and then started for the toAvn as fart as I could go, calling, as I went to ray friend's house, at a sur geon's, Avhro I left Avord that his ser-A-ices Averc wanted at the Pheasant. My friend's rerfdence avus beyond the city : and Avhen I got there, 1 found he hatl gone to Laverstock, but Avas expected home to diuter. I decided 1 Avould tell him Avhat iad happened before I gaA-e notice to the authorities. I knew there avus no chance of Jackson making his escape ; aid I did not imagine he was in a condition to giAre any instructions to anybody to go to Squire AVinter Avith an account of Avhat had passed. Hour after hour vent by, and my friend did not conic Lome. I dined alone; and about cleA-ea o'clock he returned, apolo gizing for bis absence from his dinner table, by giving that he had found an old schoolftllow staying AA'ith his friend, whom he hid not seen for seA'eral years. Late as it aatis, I told him of the discov ery I had uade ; but ho thought as it Avas then so late, and avc should be sure of finding Jackson the next day, that the matter might very a'c11 stand OA-er until then. 1 did not quite approve of his advice, but I sull'ered myself to be persuaded. Tho next morning Ave Avent doAA'ii to the court-house earlier than usual, and constables AA'ere despatched to apprehend Winter, and Jackson also, if ho AA-as ina:onditiontobo moA-ed. The latter Avas found in bed at his house, but the former Avas not discoverable any where. None of the serA'ants knew Avhere he had gone to; all they could say was, that he had gone out on the Sunday afternoon as usual and had not returned. AVhat had become of him, Avas never as certained. As for Jackson, he was re covering fast from his AA-ounds; but ery sipelas attacked him, and in a short time he had gono Avhere the justice of man could not reach him. AArard's re lease AY-as obtained on a representation of the case in the proper quarter. Valentine's Day. Of this saint, so celebrated among voting persons, little is knoAvn, except that he Avas a priest of Homo, and mar tyred there about tho year 270. The origin of so pleasant a day, the first pleasant day in the year, requires some little investigation ; nor must some of its past aud present usages be unre corded here. Mr. Douce observes: "It was a prac tice in ancient Home, during a great part of the month of February, to cele brate the Lupercalia. Avhich Avere feasts in honor of Pan and Juno, whence the latter deity Avas named Februalis and Fcbruata. On this occasion, amid a va riety of ceremonies, tho names of young women Averc put intoa box, from which they AA'ere draAvn by the men as chance d irectcd. The pastors of the early Chris tian Church, who by every pssiul0 means endeaA-ored to eradicate the ves tiges of pagan customs, substituted in the present instances the names of par ticular saints, instead of those of women ; and as the feast of Lupercalia had com menced about the middle of February, they appear to haA-e chosen St. Valen tine's day for celebrating the new feast, because it occured nearly at The same time : so accordingly the outline of the ancient ceremonies was preserved, but modified by some adaptation to the Chris tian system. It is reasonable to suppose that the above practice of choosing, mates would gradually become reciprocal in the sexes; and that all persons so chosen would be called valentines, from the day on Avhich the ceremony took place." 14, 1868. It is recorded, as a rural tradition, that on St. Valentine's day each bird of the air choses its mate. Hence it is presum ed that our homely ancestors, m their lusty youth, adopted a practice which avc still find peculiar to a season Avhen nature bursts its imprisonments for the coming pleasures of the cheerful spring. Lydgate, the monk of Bury, Avho died in 1440, has a poem Valentine in praise of Queen Catherine, consort to Henry Ar., Avhich Ave are obliged to omit for Avant of space. Chaucer also indulges poetically to a great extent on the sub ject of A'alontines, as also most of the old English poets. Old John Dunton's " British Appolo" sings a question and ansAver : "Why A'aleiitinc's a day to choose A mistress, and our freedom loose ? May I my reason interpose. The question with an answer close ? To imitate we have a mind, And couple like the winged kind." Farther on in the samo miscellany is another question and answer: "Question. In chuslny A'alontines, is not tho party ch using (be it man or avo man) to make a present to the party chosen? "Answer. AVe think it more proper to oy. drawing of ATalcntines, siueo the most customary way is for each to take his or her lot. And chance cannot be termed choice. According to this method, the obligations are equal; and therefore it Avas formerly the custom mutually to present, but now it is custo mary only for the gentleman." "On the eve of the 14th of February the young folks of England and Scotland; by Avay of ancient custom, .celebrate a little festival. An equal number of maids and bachelors get together, each Avrite their true or some feigned name upon separate billets. Avhich they roll up and draw by way of lots, the maitls tak ing the men's billets and the men the maids'; so that each of the young men lights upon a girl that hecalfshis Valen tine, and each of the girls upon a young man Avhich she calls hers. By this means each has tAVO A'alentines; but the man sticks faster to the Valentine that has fallen to him than to the ATaIentine to Avhom he is fallen. Fortune haA'ing thus diA-ided the company into so many couples, the A'alentines give balls and treats to their mistresses, Avear their bil lets seA'eral days upon their bosoms or sleoA-es; and tllis little sport often ends in love. There is another kind of Valen tine, Avhich is the first young man or Avoinan that chance throws inyourAvay in the street or elsewhere on-that day." In some places the lad's ATaIentine is the first lass he sees in the morning Arho Ls not an inmate of the house, and the lass's Aalentine is tho first youth. In the "Connoisseur" there is mention made of the same usage, preceded by certain mysterious circumstances the night before as thus: "Last Friday Avas A"alentine's day, antl the night before I got fiA'e bay leaA'es, and pinned four of them to the four cor nel's of my pilloAV, and the fifth to the middle ; aud then if I dreamed of my sAveetheart, Betty said avc shouhl to mar ried before the end of the year. But to make it more sure, I boiledan egg hard, and took out the yolk and filled it Avith salt ; and when I Avent to bed ate it shell and all, without speaking or drinking afterit. We also Avroteour loA'ers' names on bits of pajier, and rolled them up in clay, ami put them into Avater : and the first that rose up avus to be our A alentine. AVould you think of it, Air. Blossom Avas my man ! I lay abed and shut my eyes all the morning, till he came to our house ; for 1 would not haA-e seen ano ther man before him for all the Avorld. St. A'alentine is the saint of all true lovers, antl hence the letters missiA-e to the fair, from wooers on his festival, bear his. name. Chtirieo Lamb, in his quaint style, thus apostrophizes him : " Hail to thy returning festival, old Bishop A'alentine! Great is thy name in the rubric, thou venerable archllamen of Hymen ! Immortal go-betA'een ! Avho and Avhat manner of person art thou ? Art thou but a name, typifying the rest less principle which impels poor humans to seek perfection in union ? or A ert thou indeed a mortal prelate, Avith thy tippet, thy apron, and decent lawn sleeA'es? Mysterious personage! like unto thee, assuredly, there is no other mitred saint in the calendar. Thou comest attended Avith thousands and ten thousands of little loA-es, and the air is " -Biu-l.i 1 with the his of rustling '.ng.-.' '" " Good-morrow to my A'alentine, " sings poor Ophelia; ami no totter wish, but Avith totter auspices, we Avish to all faithful loA'ers, Avho are not too wise to despi-e old legends, but are content to rank themselves humble diocesans Avith old Bishop A'alentine and his true church. The Knightly Soldier. IAppincoWa Magazine for February contains an article ou the "Christian Commission," in Avhich many touching stories are told. Here is ono Avhich, as an iustaueo of generous self-denial, is certainly unsurpassed by Sidney's fa mous declaration, "Thy necessity is greater than mine:" Tavo of us picked up a man in our armB to carry him oil' the field. A shell had struck him in tho mouth, leaA-ing an aA' ful wound, AA'hieh Avas bleeding profuse iy. I offered the poor felloAV a drink from my canteen. Ono Avould not huA-e guessed, in looking at him. that he could haA-e any thoughts beyond hisAVOundat the time. The first sensation after a Avound is Avell knoAvn to be of intense thirst. Yet the soldier refused the prof fered draught. I asked him why: "My mouth1 a all bloody, sir, and it mightmake the canteen bad for the others.11 He Aas "only a private," rough and dusty with the battle, but the ansAver AA'as ono Avhich Sir Philip Sidney or the CheA'alier Bay ard, sans 2eur ct sans reprochc, had not equalled Avhen they gaA'e utterance to the AA'ords Avhich have made their fames immortal. The following is told by a delegate at Mission Itidge: AVe met four soldiers bearing back a comrade on a blanket. The men halted Avhen they saAV us and laid doAvn their burden, asking if avc AA-ould see Avhether the color-sergeant Avas badly Avounded. I knelt doAA-nbv him and said, "Sergeant, .if.i o. ' i.;4 on urA.,i ., in twenty yards of the top almost up." "No, no, sergeant, think of yourself for a moment; tell me where you are AA'ounded ;" and throAA'ing back the blanket, I found his upper arm and shoulder mashed and mangled Avith a shell. Turning his eye to look for tho first time on his Avound. the sergeant said, "That is what did it. I was hug ging the standard to my blouse and mak ing for the top. I Avas almost up when that ugly shell knocked me over. If they had let me alone a little longer tAvo minutes longer I should have planted the colors on the top. Almost up: almost up." AATe could not get the dying color-bearer's attention to himself. The fight and the flag held all his thoughts; and while his eyeAvas groAA' ing heavy in death, Avith a Hushed face he Avas repeating, "Almost up; almost up." The brigade to Avhich he belonged had carried the ridge, and his oavii regi ment, rallying under the colors which had dropped from his shattered arm, Avas shouting the victory for which he had giA-cn his young life, butof Avhich he AA-as dying Avithout the sight. ST AVhen Sir Elijah Iinpey, the In dian judge, Avas on his passage home, as ho A-as one day Avalking the deck, it haA' ing bloAvn pretty hard tho preceding day, a shark AA-as playing by the side of the ship. Having never seen such tin object before, he called to one of the sail ors to tell him Avhat it was. "Why," re plied the tar, "I don't knoAv Avhat name they know tpem by ashore, but here we Call them sea'lawyers." AViiero tuu iney iiiu )uu i- aixuai uj the ridge, sir." "I mean, sergeant, -tT'lmi-iwliri tlinhnllafrifcnvnii ? "AVitli- Tntet'vestinfpis'ataral Phenomenon. A FAMIIA' OF SIXGINO MICE. Many years ago, the public of merry England"wero throAvn Into a state of in tense excitement by the exhibition of a singing mouse, and bofore the astonish ment caused by the cantilating rodent had subsided, a companion monstrosity, in the form of a Avhistling oyster, AA'as announced. AVe are not quite clear as to whether the sybilatory bivalve kept Ids promise to the ear or not, but the singing mouse Avas a four-legged, fury fact. Since then, domestic vermin, tis Avell as marine shell-fish, havo been mute, and it has been reserA-ed for San Francisco to discoA'er, in the year 1S08, that the race of musical mice is not ex tinct. Hoav the discovery came to be made we will now relate : For some days past the family of Mr. Louis It. Lull, residing on Post street, has been disturbed by A'ery singular and unaccountable noises, proceeding appar ently from the ceiling and the AA-alls. The noises Avere not the familiar squeaking of rats, or tho shriller trebles of mice, nor did they resemble in the least tho chirpings of crickets, or the ut terance of any known insects or vermin. They shifted their position, too, in a highly disturbing, and incomprehensi ble Aviiv, and for some time excited a good deal of special wonder. Sugges tions as to the possibility of spiritual manifestations Avere made, but Mr. Lull refused to accept any explanation of this kind, and at last determined to set a mouse-trap and see Avhat he could catch. The next morning, on A'isiting the trap, he found a mouse in it, but AA'hat Avas his amazement Avhen the little creature opened its mouth, and raising its head, began to pipe aAvay like a young canary. The mystery aa-os solved, anil he Avas the happy professor of that lums naturae, a singing mouse. But the Avonder did not cease here, for though the strangp song ster Avas caged, the singing Avas still heard from behind the A-alls. Again the trap Avas tct, and another mouse Avas captured. And still from behind the Avainscott the cheerful voices of other members of the family gaAe satisfactory eA'idcnce of the existence of Av hat prom ises to be a Avhole race of singing mice. Mr. Lull had a little cage made for his captiA-es, anil yesterday placed them in the Pioneer's Hall, Avliere they Avere vis ited in the course of the day by hun dreds of citizens. There is no" delusion about this matter. The mico do sing they do not squeak. Their notes are like the pipings of a young canary just trying its A'oice ; and the little creatures throAv up their heads anil shake them from side to side, exactly as a bird does Avhen singing. AVhen placed in the dark, they will chirp and tAvitter so loudly that a person standing tAvo rooms away can hear them plainly, and they sing in any position, sitting, standing, or hanging head doAvnward from the Avires of the cage. There is nothing pe culiar in their apjearance. They look the same as other mice, but they haA'e that Avithin that passeth sIioavT We trust that the California Academy of Natural Sciences will loose no time in calling a special meeting to inA'estigate this extraordinary phenomenon, and that the members Avitl bend the Avhole force of their powerful intellect upon its explanation. .Sinn Fran i.no Times. Wedding I'rest-ttts Ayain. The correspondent of the Boston Sat urday EA'ening Ga-ttegivesthe follow ing forcible picture of the situation in NeAV York in the matter of wedding gifts : The fashion of giving bridal presents begins to to so oppressive to the A'ietims of it, that bridal parties are hoav alarm ingly deficient of guests. People send their regrets, and by k eping at home congratulate themselves that they are thus relieved from the necessity of pay ing the customary silver compliment. To avoid this consequence of poorly at tended Aveddine feasts, invitations, in some instances, have been sent out with the intimation, " no presents receiA-tnl except from relative-." The movement is quite necessary. Recently Ave haA'e not been able to congratulate a lady up on her change of name, Avithout paying for the priA'ilege to the tune of fifty itol lars or so, antl this, no doubt, in not a feAV instances, has caused the open feli citation to to complimented by an in ward curse or tAvo. As a necessary con sequence, the custom of presenting ri.-h and costly gifts to ladies has led to an emulation Avhich has produced queer re sults. So important is it that a brilliant array of presents should grace and hon or each Avedding, that it is not unfre quent for sih-er ami silver plated articles to be borrowed in order to enhance the splendor of the display. Certain dealers, indeed, maketho loan of Avedtling gifts an important, and, of course, profitable feature of their busi ness. Recently there haA'e been a good many complaints that young men in Noav York cannot af I'ord to marrv. Un less this custom of lavish bridal gift is limited, or abandoned, a more just com plaint will be, that a man cannot afibrd to have his friend marry. Education of Girls in Fuaxck. A remarkable movement has recently sprung up in Paris aud other parts of France for the innirovemeiit of the edu cation of the girls of the higher antl mid dle classes. Some little time ago a num ber of parents, dissatisfied AA'ith the qual ity of the instruction given their daugh ters in convents, began to send them to attend the lectures of a feAV able men, Avho taught A'arious subjects as a matter of private enterprise. Of course the Goa ernnientsoon steppetl in, not to put doA'n the proceedings, but to direct and extend them ; and M. l)rury lost no time in ef fecting a connection between these tea chers of young ladies and the University of Paris. A regular course of instruc tion Avas fixed upon, including mathe matics, natural history, French history, &e.: and the first course AA'as commenced at the Sorbonne itself, on the 1st of De cember. CroAvds of young ladies Avere present, including two ncices of the Em press Eugenie. A similar system is al ready at Avork in thirty or forty provin cial toAvns, and seA'eral thousand girls are already receiving this neAV and more thorough kind of teaching. Tin: Fun Tit adr. A fur dealer epi tomizes a tAvcnty-five years' experience in tho business, as folloAAs: , Just a quarter of a contuiyagb I en tered tho fur trade, paying Eighteen cents for mink, twenty-two cents for muskrat, and two dollars for littlo yel low martin skins. During these twenty-five years there haA-e been some Avitle ranges of prices; I have sold a lot of mink for eight hundred dollars that hoav AA-ould bring twenty-four thousand dol lars!. Then, again, I have sold a lot of coon for thirteen thousand dollars, that in London to-day Avould not bring two thousand dollars. The little martin skin is hoav Avorth the samo price of a yclloAV tlog skin two dollars. The opossum has been from three to sixty ; and is down to eight cent3. AVar litis been one cause of these fluctuations; but that mightier poAA'er than armies, fashion, has done the most, Arhile the combined armies of Europe could only put doAvn coon and skunk fifty per cent., fashion run the eighteen cent mink up to fifteen dollars, and knocked the big black lynx rnufl doAvn to four shillings. J3 "Is your horse gentle, Mr. Dabs ter?" "Perfectly gentle, sir; the only fault holias got (if that be a fault) is a playful habit of extending his hinder ho&nowand then.'' "By extending hishinder hoofs you don't mean kick in" Ihope?" "Some people call it kick ing! Mr. Green; but it's only a slightre action of the muscles an infirmity rath er than a vice." 203. " JUfjht Smart." AATo make the folloAA-ing selection from " The Crutch11 a newspaper Avhich was printed and published by the sick and disabled soldiers, at "Navy-Yard Hospital," Maryland, in 1S04, to Avhose columns it was contributed by one of our Vermont soldiers, and is so truthful of Southern lnnguage that we "give it a place : The use of these AA-ords itseems to me, in connection, is much more common than pnqier. May I have a nook m your paper to express an opinion on their use. Right. Ave had ahvays supposed, rep resented a true principle, an idea of per fection or correct conclusion, better adapted to represent the condition of men Hum tilings, yet, Avhen used in refer ence to tilings, or our conclusions placed upon them, it is the samo, an idea of perfection as a right angle, which is one fourth part of a circle, or a perfect square. Right is used in opposition to wrong eA'eryAvhere, as the tAA-o conditions do not harmonizo any more than in direc tion, the right Avith the loft. &marf only expresses condition, or rather, quality, it may harmonize with right, often, but does not represent the same. We understand thisAVord to con-A-ey an opinion of the quality of animal life, activity and speed rather than strength or capacity, Avhile right may embrace the Avhole. Smart may per haps, be properly used to express our opinion of the activity of a machine AA-hieh so naturally represents animal life. Right-Smart locomotive, for in stance, by Avhich avc should understand that machine AA'as porfectin its construc tion, and active in displaying tho poAA' crs it possessed. But when this term is used, as we have so often heard it, as a measure of time and distance, to repre sent the condition of inanimate things also, we do not understand it. The ques tion, perhaps, Ls asked, the distance to the next town, and here is your answer. " Right smart Avays I reckon." Hoav indefinite; hoAv unintelligible! It means AAiiat? Just this much, if any thing, that the distance is just what it should be; that the distance is active and supple, and finally, that your inform er is not decided upon it, having come to no conclusion himself. AA'hat a cor rect ansAver ! It would have suited our purpose as Avell to have inquired of a Hottentot. Right smart day right smart chair right smart everything! I cannot understand it. AVho can? Rob Boy. A Useful Daughter. "Burleigh," the New York corres pondent of the Boston Journal, says: "Mr. ThurloAV AA"eed has decided to publish the history of men and things as he ha3 knoAA'n them tor fifty years. FeAV men know so AA'ell the unAA-ritten history of this country. He started with Mr. Seward Avhen both were young, Mr. AVeed doing the AA'ork and Mr. Scaa' ard wearing the honors. For twenty five years Mr. AA'eed has occupied room No. 11 at the Astor House. It is asAvell known as any room in the country. In it Presidents haA'e been made, combina tions formed, the slates of politicians broken, foreign embassies settled, and the patronage of the Nation and State distributed. His correspondence with eminent men of the nation, from the earlier times, has been immonse. He has been the intimate companion and bosom friend of our most celebrated civilians. Mr. AVeed has three daugh ters. One of them, Harriet, is unmar ried. Since the death of her mother her hcait has been bound up in her father. His Avishes, his necessities, and his com fort have been her constant study and care. Many years ago, unbeknown to her father, she gathered, assorted, and indexed all his letters and papers, AA'ith every sort of memorandum. Since she commenced the work, eA'ery day she has carefully gathered eA'ery note and letter. Every piece is labeled and nurn tored, and carefully entered by index in a book, so that Air. AA'eed can call for any letter, or paper, or memoranda, as far hack as the time of Jackson, and h.iA i it produced as readily as the Chemi cal Bank can present to a customer his account. Such a mass of private history, embracing a period so full of startling cvt nts, so racy and sensational, dots not exist in this country anywhere outside of ihestrong box under the key of Miss Harriet AA'eed. Not long since, amoug the treasures found in this che.-t, for gotten by their oAA'ner, but carefully treasured up by the daughter, aaos a very large amount of" stocks and bonds, Avhich came very opportunely in a tight time. To bring out the literary treasures of the chest, wfll constitute tho closing lifo AA-ork of ThurloAV ATeed." a ip . - i. ... . 1 Snmmer Xight in- Russia. The sun shines in St. Petersburg in June and July, for twenty houre a day, and even scarcely disappears boneate the horizon. I never experienced such SAveltering weather in any part of thh Avorld except Aspimvall. One is fairly boiled with the heat, and might be AA-rung out like a wet rag. Properly speaking, the day commences for respec table people and men of enterprise, tourists, pieasure-scekers, gamblers, vag abonds, and the like about nine or tert o'clock at night, and continues till about four or five o'clock the next morning. It is then St. Petersburgh fairly turns out then the beauty and fashion of the city unfold their wings and flit through the streets, or float in Russian gondolas upon the glistening Avaters of the Neva then it is the little steamers skim from island to island, freighted with a popu lation jnst waked up to a realizing sense of the pleasures of existence ; then it Ls the atmosphere is balmy, and the light wondcrfuUysoft, and richly tinted: then come the sAveet, Avitching hours when "Shady nooks Patiently give up their quiet being," None but the weary, labor-worn serf. Avho has toiled through the long day in the fierce rays of the sun, can sleep such nights as these. I call them nights, yet Avhat a strange mistake. The sunsliino still lingers m the heavens with a gold en glow; the evening vanishes dreami ly in the arms of the morning; there is nothing to mark the changes-all is soft, gradual and illusory. A peculiar and almost supernatural light glistens upon the golden dome of the churches, the glaring Avaters of the NeA-a are alive with gondolas ; miniature steamers are flying through tho Avinding channels of the islands ; strains of music float upon the air; gay and festive throngs move along the promenades of Neveskoi ; gilded and glittering equipages pass OA'er tho bridg es and disappear in tho shadoAA-y recess es of the Islands. AVhatcA-er may bo unseemly in life, is covered bv a rich and mystic drapery of twilight. J. Ross Browne. Death by Tight Lacing. It seems incredible that, in these days of the gen eral diffusion of elementary knowledge concerning the functions of the human frame, any rational Ayoman should kill herself Avith tight lacing. Y'et such a case actually occurred only a few days ago in New York. The victim Avas only twenty-four years of age. Not being so light of frame as she desired to be, she A-as in the habit not only of draAAing her corsets together herself, but of obtaining the assistance of her friends for the same purpose, until finally her ribsAveroso pressed in upon her lungs as to cause an attack of appoplexy, resulting in death. It is worthy of mention, too, that the last time upon which she submitted to this process of lacing AA'as in making her. toilet, preparatory to attendingthe dedi noftnt, f oimrcli. Even the duties ot religion became the occasion ofsacrino intr life to society. Let all young wo- " i ti, i.nhit nr iliofirtiE tliir forms, under the impulse enmn fnolitnn. tnko WOTninir D 4