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ST. JOIINSUniV, VT. C. r..r()XE& Co. Publislicrs Orrn'E. uext Joo: north of Caurt Home. TEaUS -Ou.' copy pr auiium $2.80 li paid strictly ln advtnce $2.W POsTAUK The poitge on Tun Calido.iiab to iub terilnT iu tliU county li free : to auy part of the United Stfttw autiide of tlila county, five csnU per quartfer, or tseiry :atf per ye&r, payable in advance at the otliee nhtTH t ii' paper i. reccived. Traiuientcopie an be eent ln psekigtw of three nr uu fnr two ccnti. riiUMS OK APVERTISING l'or one squtiu (12 llius tnU type ttuvu iiiu-itium, or le, $1.25. Each ad ilitionul iniritinn. J) rviiti jquarv. Yenrly contracti uude at the nte of f S a yquare tor auy part of a column. ll.isintve Cji Ji $1 :i liue pcr year. Librrations, Kttruy, iotiec t I 'iKtme, $1.25 oach in advonce. Obitua riei fix L-.nt: a lino. SPBCIAL TO srHSCniUEUS. fiu-A && tn'H rtrt ( on Au uvi pap?r in eowMctiou ictfi iw afrts, iiVj.v to ichxch he htupaid. When a new jxujment U viade Ihu da'.e irill bc adtaitceil to eurreiijxmd aud i the cluntge u tut inaile cwndlf in tht firdt vr ucond paper from the time ) paynmt, ws wiiA U he mtipd immediatcly. Z1f our pspcrs are now all dlrccted by machlnary, we cannot deliver them at thl. ollice, or at aiiy other place exc-pt at the pojt ollice addni of the sulucriber. Zf It 4 UteU.ii fur subscribers lo ordfcr the address of their paper changed uulcaa they give the post ollice to which it h'U bi'eii ieut as well a's the ouu to wliieh they iriVt it !nt. JOIi I'KI.yi'ISi; ot nl! kiud dune at living ci"'. P.ijmri a.'id i'miU fcept coiutantly o hxi. St. .IoHNSIU'UY lirSIXKSS DlKKCTOHY. C . C . C II I i i s , Dr.Ai.KK in Watuhks, Jkwemiy. Silvek axd I'IjIIED W'AKK, SPECTACI.ES, BOOKS. STiTlO.NEKT, FANCT GOODS, TOTS.iC. llcp.ilrins and etisravliiR iloue with eleganceand prompt-in-h. 0)io.-:lteoM Post Ollice, MalM strevt. W'M. II. HOIM'ON, AIKKC.'IAXT TAILOK; unil dealer in Gent'9 Fur nlshlnj; (Joods. - - Kutlroad street. PASSLMIPS1C I.ODGE, No. 27, F. A. M. MASON'K! IIA1.T. HI'(;iIA.M'S HI.(!!IC. Stated meetliiK, August 3, (J.m05yl; C'alled liieetin Aui;. 10. V. 3. UALTOX.Sec'y. OL1VER T. IJUOWN, CLAIM AGEXT. ATTOKN'KY AN'D COUXSELLOIl AT East St. Jou.vsburt, ----- LAW. Vkkmost. J. F. LADUCER, Afjeut, Manufacturer of IIAKNESSKS 01-' ALL KINDS, Oppoblte Patsumitslc Huusc. - - - Kailroad Street ItOSS & UURKANK, ATTOHN'EYS AXD COL'XSEI.LOKS AT LAW, AXD SOI.ICTI'OUS AX1) MASl'ERS IX UIIAXOEKT, St, Joiinsbukv, Vt. Wlllattend tolt'f;al matlers ln Orange. Orleans, Essex atnl Caledonia countles and ylve especlal utteiillon to the (.ollfctlon ot clalms froui abroad. tliroughout uorthern Vermciiit and Xew llainpshlie. H'lll alsu attend Justlce triaU ln thls town and other tuwns lu the County. JO.V.UIIi.N RUSS. (i. A. liURBA.NK. Jan 1. Hb. .1 . I) . GOULD, Agtut for GKKAT WKSTKHX 4; LAKE SUOKE R. R. Attrlcultural W'arehouse K. It. Street. tAprfiG 1. 1). KILHOURNS:, D. D. S. DENTAU SUHCEOX, - Comer .Maiu and Ctntral streets. Otlice. A J . 'l L li A R D , ATTORXKY AXI) COL'XSKI.LOR AT LAW. SOLDIEKS' UACK PAY, ltOUXTIKS AXI) PEXSIOX3 obtalned. Xo cliares uniess suuceBaful. JOIIN BACON, 2d ic CO. 0EALER3 IX I1IDKS, LEATIIHR AXD 01L. St. Jolinsbury Centre.Vt. DK. J. L. PERKINS, l) K X T IhT. Ollice. Corner ot Maln Street and Eastern Avenue. :.11LY A. VARNI2Y, M. D. I'HYSICIAN .t SURGKON, Oillie opposlte J. C. IIi.nuham's Vuva Store. li. ii. KI.ACKSTONK'S II A I II DBIISSINU SALOOX. Flrst door to the rUht, up stalrs, U.mox IIlock. nl:vi:ll - urooks, V II Y R 1 0 I A X S & S U R GEONS. orricu ovek uowAnD's booksioke. Dr X'j rcsldence. Main St, opposite Xorth Church. J)t H's re.Mdonce Central St. 3d hoiu-e lroiu ouumier St J . N U T T , J;ILE MANUFACTUllKK, STKAM M.LLS Opposite Passenger Depot. ?.Iiss i:. jrcDOUGALL. Dealli! I.v .MILLl.NERY asu IJKY GOOUS Opposite Caledonia:) OlUce. t B. (iAUE, ART1ST, AT ST. J01IXSBURY P0RTHA1T GALLEllY. A'.nbrotype, .Melalnotypen, amt lite-alze Photugraphs ltetter aml cheaiier tlian elaewhcre. L'.EO. S. S11AW, I X S U R A X 0 E AGEXT. Ollice over K. JrwEn's Store. C. S. 1IADLLY, Licciihed Auctioneer, WEST COXCORD. VT tC7 D. 'lOUSi;, Iiiccnscd Auctioneer, lLAXD POXD, VT. tuiyCG P. II. LAIRD, MAXL'PAC'TL'UER Oiy GRANITE AlOXUMEXTS, and ail Ulnds ol' granite worK, W. DAXVILLE, VT. 3 Lettering tlone ou granite equally as well as on tXovtiS niarble. II1R V.1I A. CUTTIXU, GOVEUXMEXT CLAIM AXD IXSL'RAXCE AGEXT, Luncnburi:, ... Vennont WILLIA.M W. GROUT, C L Al M A G E N T , ATTORXE V AXD COUXSELLOR AT UW, Raktox, - - Vt. nil attend Coiirt- ln Orleans and Caledonia Uouuties. RARTLETT IIELDEX, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW, MCIXDOES EALLS, VT. c;eo. c. & (iEO. W. CAIIOON, COC.NSKLUWS AT LAW, S0LIC1T0RS I.N CHANCERY, Prucuru Peiisions, Uountles and Uack Pay due deceased Soldlers. LYXDOX. .... VERMOXT. UARNEY, SPEXCER & WEST, Successors tn Geo. A. Siminons, wholesale dealorsln KEROSENE, SPERM, I.AR1) AXU YHALE OILS, WAX AMO SPEI1M CA.NDLES, 2U1 State.and 21 Coiiimerce Street Boston. L. C. BAIt.NEV, II. r SrENCEIC, VT. C. WEST. 31. S. IJL'RR & CO., Wholesale and retail dealers in PROPRIEPARY MEDICIXES, DRL'GS. 1IAIK PREP- AUATIO.NS, T01LET AUTICLES, 1'EKrUMEHY, JtC , -V. Tremont Street, uext door to the iluseum Entrance. m. J. ucki:, Eim'u p. keves, BOSTOX. A Talace of Blood. A eorrespond fiit of the Cleveland Plaindealer jrives an flaborate description of a gorgeous man sion ercvted bv the notorions jNladaine Ke.stell on the eorner of Fifty-second ttreet- and Fiftlt avenue, at the cost of 105,000. In conclusion he says: Fifth avenue has had her shoddy aris- tocracy hcr pctroleum anstocraey and liow niany otliers may not be enumerated, fcut is now to be honored witlt a new aris tocracy. What diiference will it make in tlie grcat city whcre money is the god of In a ft'W niontli, perhap? this aliortioiicss will cease to ply her vocation, and invo?ting hcrself with the priucely ibrtune pho has accumulated at tlie pricc (iod only knows of the virtue and life of thousand?, will settle down as a repre S'.'iitative leader of the ton, and give mag uiiicent parties, which will be attended by the "dem foines" of the city, and reported by the 'Jt'iikinse?" of the press, and pa raded in liennett'ri Ilerald and "Play liill" as the most niagnilieent entertain ment cver given bv the elite ! AYixc. In his two hundml and jiftieth leituiv, rcccntly delivered before a Boston audiencc, John B Gough said: It is iinpudent and impertinent for any man to (iiiote the bible to excuse the drinking of wine, who does not accept the bible as the only rule of life and action. For evcry pas.agc of the bible which au thorized the drinking of wine he Avould bring one which warned agninst it, and if anytiiing coultl be found in the bible against total ab?tinence, he would tear up his pledge at onee. 3Iw VOLTJME 29-NO. 3. Them Swlnging Wurnuma. Awful iusex ! What ar you kreated fur ? Doin' uot uo good to yourselves, and (Jiiurly diepised by fudt klasa peeple Which don't waut to be rueasured by incbea. Wumim? hangln' Erom the loftieiit leevei) of eidewalk treea, And sicli ; Vpccially eich, yure a uewaence ! How do you live swung up awl day a Swingin and wautin to drop onto peaceable Wiruroen, and krawl over men'd koab1 and L'ther dry goods, includiu pliirts and paper kolars ! C'd muke fusa klasn Traitors ; yure uced to Ilaugiu, and boin stretehcd don't rtop your wind. Ky don't you go at meaaurin each other ? Xaity Krawliu Krittera ! Goiu by inchcw ! You Kant krawl 'thout puttin yewr tales into Yewr mouths and rainbowin yewr bax. Eatin nolhin, and Digeatiu it by swingiii iu the wind. Stealing Spider webs to swiug on ! Wy don't you Drop wen nobody aiut passing uuder Tlie cool umbrajeous ot tretw and thiugd Sakriligioiu animile ! Ilalf wurrum and two-thirds euthin else; Yew wuthless kusa, nex tiuie yew drop, Drop onto the ycarth or brix, and be trod Ou decently, or eUe get wings Kar L'perds, or auy ulher kind of a tore! Skunx ii yiidtluL to is uther-vagabonea, Includiu highenus and Uullfrogs, Uut yew aint. E-en Jigadier Brlndlea and Home guards i? good for inor'n yew, Wich in't inuch. Yew iuisiieble twistere ! Taking the lncaaure Of yewr betters, wich iii pahsin ou the pave Wy don't you go up and never kum down, Er git legs and lokoinote like uther Minatoor imitatioiw of cantankerous conatrlctora ? Yewr time is ehort, Sweet insex. The dog-ketchera i around, and Yowr uot muzsled. I wisli yew'd appear In amoug the Cliinamen, and get kooked up Into worruin brolh or be yewsed aa Seaboniug lor their bull pup Iunrh, tr Otherwisc. if notcorrerpondiugly elsewhare. Yewr a nice invt'ntion 1 Xatur must have Heen ou a iiig b?nder wen she got you up ! AVy don't you git up and git ? Ar Yew tln' gofte of mostkeeters. break loos IVoin mo.-'tkoetprs' par.idi.-e Xoo Jerzy ? Inst-x which hev no sex, and ln-v Xo ?eets amoug yt klimb up yewr A Ereal ?lring and di-awr up the slack ov It aftcr yew. U won't be rnissed, Vpecially If i strike at yew. Korderoy ?oup At S ctnti a Itole, witli no Ixjttom in it, isu't llalf as ruean as yew. Wy don't yew Iive Where yewr not wanted, making "petplo Dodge along under treea or hittiug about To git rid of yew ! Skandalu- Kontractors ! Slide ! Git out ! Dic on the road ! Or don't, -Xorolk Courier Ilon. Paul milingham. The stanrtiml boaror of the Union par ty in Vermont during the pending cam paign, is too well known to require intro- duction to the people whose governor he is soon to be. His noiniuatioii, however, for the chief maglstracy of the state, fur nishes a suitable oecasion to recall and put on record the lcading facts of his life. Paul Dillingham was a son of Paul ! and Ilannah (Sinith) Dillingham, and was born injShutesbury, 3Ias.--., Augit 10, 199. His lather servcd the country in the Kevolutionary war, first iu the iMassa chusetts militia for six months, then in the Continental arniy three years, froin June, 1777, to 17S0, his n-uinient beinjr connected with that )art of the arniy which was under thc more inimcdiate conunand of (!en. AYashinj'ton. Uis grandlatlier, John Dillinghain, sorved in tlie " Old l'rench war," and was killed in June, 1759, in the battle preceding the suvrender of Qucbec to Woli'e. Ile wa? thus descended froin brave and jatriotic ancestors. and it will be seen, prescntly, that he transmitted the same noble quali ties to his sons. When about six years old, he removcd with his parents to Waterbury, Vt., which has ever since been his home. In 1818 and 1819 he attended the Washington county grammar school at Montpelier, then under the tuition of Seneca White, a recent graduatc ol' Dartmouth : and in 1820 he commenced the study of law with Ilon. Dan'l Carpenter of Waterbury. Ile was admitted to the Wasliington coun ty bar at the Septembcr term, 1824, and from that datc has beon in thcactivc prac tice of his profession. As a jury lawyer he has long stood aniong the first, if not the veiy lirst of all, in Vermont. He was town clerk of Waterbury from 1829 to 1844. In 1803 he was elected thc representative of Waterbury in tlie legislature, and was re-elected the next year. In 183.") he was elected sttite's at torney for Washington county, and lield the ollice for three years. In 1830 he was a nicmber of the constitutional conven tion. In 1837 he was again elected to the legislature, and was rc-elected in 1838 and 1839. In 1841 and 1842 he was a senator from AVashington county. In 1843 he was elected to congress, where he scrved two terms, and was on the com mittee on thc judiciary. In 1857 he was again a member of the constitutional con- vention. In 18(51 ho was a member of the senate, in 1802, 18G3 and 1864 he was lieutenant governor, and having ac ipjited himself nobly in all the ollices he has heltl, he well deserves, as he is sure to receive, the highest honor which the state of Vermont ever bestows upon one of its citizens. Mr. Dillingham was a deniocrat by birth and education, and always actotl with the democratic party ; not, liowever, without many inward and some outward protests against its subserviency to slavcry. But since the attack on rort bumter he has known no party but the country, nor has he spared any exertion in the mainte nanco of the country's cause. Dunng the last Presidential campaign he was a fre- (juent speaker at popular meetmgs, not only in Vermont, but in New Ilampshirc and .New York. His dcvotion to the Un ion has not been made manifest by words alone. Ile gave two sons to fight or of them to die for the country. Charle: lns oldest son, recruited Co. D, 3d regi- meni, iu may, 1001, ana was in the ser A "I 1 Of 1 1 vice till the winter of 18G3-G4, when he was honorably discharged, beinr then lieutenant coionct ot tlie oth regiraent. Edwin, his sccond son, recruited Co. B of the 10th regiment, m August, 1802, went out as captain, was promoted to niajor, and was killed at the head ot his regiment, September 19, 18G4, being on that day in sole command. For what he is of himself, and what he has done and sufi'ered for the country, Mr. Dillingham deserves well of the people of Vermont, and they will confer no less honor on themselves than they will confer on him when they elect hiin governor. P. H. W. in Vt. Record. JPreaident Lincoln 's ingt. Oolden Say- A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half Iree. I do not expect the house to fall. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. A duty devolves upon me which is, per haps, greater than that which has devolv ed upon any man since the days ot Wash ington. He never would have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same di vine aid which sustained him, and on the same Almighty Being I place my reliance for support. If the union of these states and the lib erties of this people shall be lost, it is but little to any one man of lifty-two years of agc, but a great deal to the thirty mil lions of people who inhabit these United Stater and to their posterity in all com- 1112 time. I cannot but know what you all know, that without a name, perhaps without a reason why I should have a name, there has fallen upon me a task such as did not rest upon even the father of his country, and so feeling I cannot but turn and look for the support without which it will be impossible for me to perform that great task. I turn, then, and look to the great Americen people, and to that God who has never forsaken them. 1 am sure I bring a heart true to the work. For the ability to perform it, I must trust in that Supreme Being who has never forsaken this favored land, through the instrumentality of this great and intelligent people. Without that as sistauce I shall surely fail ; with it I can not fail. In this connection allow me to say that you, as a portion of the great Auierican people, need only to raaintain your com posure, stand up to your sober convictions of right, your obligations to the constitu tion, and act in accordance with those io ber convictions, and the clouds which now aiise in the horizon will be dispelled, and we shall have a bright and glorious fu ture ; and when this generation has passcd away, tcns of thousauds will inhabit this country where only thousands inhabit it now. Itis true that, while I hold mvfclf. without mock niodesty, the humblcstof all. ' 7 linlividuals that have ever ueen elevated to the Presidency. I have a more ditlicnlt task to perlbrm than any one of them. You have generously tcndered nie the uni ted support of the great Empire State. For this, in behtilf of the nation in be half of the present and future of the na tion in behalf of civil and religious liber ty for all time to come, most gratcfully do 1 thank you. L have never had a feeling, politically, that did not spring from the sentinients embodied in the declaration of indepcnd ence. I have pondercd over the toils that were cndurcd by the olficers and soldiers of the arniy that achieved that indcpend cncc. I have oftcn intiuired of niyself what great principlc or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long togcther. It was not the mcre matter of the separa tion of the colonics from the mothcr land, but that sentiment iu the declaration of independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people ol this country, but, I hope, to the world, for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weight would be lifted from the shoul- ders of all men. This is the tfcntiment embodied in the ddclaration of independ ence. Can this countrv be saved uoon that basis? If it can, I will considcr my-. seil one ot tlie liappiest men m the world it 1 can help to save it. It it cannot be saved upon that principlc it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principlc, I was about to say I would rather be assas- sinated ou this spot than surrender it. 1 hold that in contemplation of univer- sal law, and of the constitution, the Union of these states is pcrpctual. As a pnvate citizen the executive could not have consented that these institutions shall perish ; much less could he in be- trayal of so vast and so sacrcd a trust as these free people have confided to him. He felt that he had no moral right to shrink, or cven to count the chanccs of his own life, iu what may follow. In full lew ot Jus great responsibihty he has so far done what he has dcemed his duty. lhe struggle of to-day is not altogcther for to-day ; it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devclop- ed upon us. Our common country is in great peril, dcmanding the loftiest views and boldest action to bring a speedy relicf. Once re lieved, its form of government is saved to the world ; its beloved history and cher ished memories aro vindicated, and its happy future fully assured and rendered inconceivably grand. We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No per sonal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery tri al through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest ceneration. Wre say that we are for the Uuion. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. Thc world knows we do know how to save it. v e even we here hold the power and bear the responsibih ty. In giving freedom to the slave we as sure freedom to the free honorable alike in what we give.and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed ; this could not, cannot fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just a way which, if followed, the world will for ever applaud and God must forever blesi i alcbonUn ST. JOHNSBTJRY, "VT., FRIDAY, JULY A Wartting to Girla from the Country, lhe pleasures, the allurements, the pomp, the glitter and the seeminj; ease and happiness of life to the residents of the great city reach their seductive anns into our rural districts, and hundreds of girls leave their innocent, comfortable and happy homes in the country, with high hopes of securing advancement, wealth and pleasure in the whirl of the metropo lis. Some girls of well balanced minds may resist all temptations offered them, but many fall, and once fallen, it seldom or never happens that a helping hand is extended to them, and they go rapidly down where they a short time before would have shuddered to look. Many after their arrival here are betrayed by friends, the old companions of their child hood it may be, and seeing not a bright spot on the howzon of the future, in des pemtion embrace a life of crime and shame, and despairingly endeavor to shut out all thoughts of the happy past. Those who escape are lbrtunate. We have been led into writing thc above upon hearing the circumstances con nected with the arrest of a girl namcd Sarah Brown, avIio was arraigued before the police court, before Justicc Maine, yes terday, chargcd with the larceny of a lot of grenadine silk, valued at twenty-live dollars, from a dry goods' store on Wash ington street. The theft was apparcntly conclusively proved against hcr, and pun- ishmcnt Avould have been mflictcd had not the court listened to her story, a eimple, pathetic, connected and truthful account of the matter to all appearance. banih said she was a native of a small town in New Ilampshirc, near the city of Miinchcstcr, whcre she has been eiuployed some of the time in a mill. Some tcn days sinco she received a letter from a fonner playmate of hers, a girl who had been in this city some time, in which she urged her to come here, as she (the friend) was doing well, earning good wages and and likcd very mucli. She ofl'ered to pro cure her a situation to teud in a saloon, where she would receive two dollars a week and her board to connnence with. Sarah came here, a few days since, and , hcr friend met her and walked with hcr ou uu: couuiion, anu auoui me puunc gar den, and other places, and returning through Washington street they callctl at a drv troods store. Un tlicir wav to hcr iVicnd's home. aftcr they had "left the tore, Sarah was presentcd with a bundle containing thc stolen dress goods by her conipanion, who said: "There. take that and make you a new dress." Sarah ask ed where she got it. and was told that it camc froin thc store where they had been. She took the goods and accoinpanied hcr friend home. After their arrival she was shown to a room and told that she would have a man to see her that uight, a soldier, and that she could have live dollars of him if she would stop with him. She treinblinglv inipiircd what kind of a house it was, and was told, with thc remark additional that she need not go to making a fool of her sclf : that she (her friend) stopped there, and likcd it. as shc could make hcr monev ear-ily and lots of it, and if she was bright she would do it. She uttcrly refuscd, say ing she would lie in the street lirst, and ti nally agrced to remain in the house npon condition that she could sleep with one of girls. The next day, Saturday last. was spcnt in searching for house work, and a chari table woman allowctl her to remain with bcr one uight. Sunday she spcnt on the common, when she sat on tlie seats there and wandorcd around, without a mouth- r-.i to ,, ..ii ,.,,. ro,i.,v slm tmk 1..t present of thc dress goods aud earried it to thc same store from which it was stolen, to exchange it for something that suitcd her fancy bctlcr. She was immcdiately charged with thc theft aml arrcstcd, as her explanation was not belicvcd, and had it not been for hcr artlcss, unsophisticatcd statcmcnt which the court ivas impressed j with, hcr sentence would have followed l and as an alniost necessary conscquence, hcr utter ruin for the future. Sho stated that shc had had nothing to eat since Mon day night up to three o'clock v. 31. ycstcr day. Thc case was continucd on proba tion, as the court is entirely satislied of her innoccnce. Thc above is only ono of thc many cascs which undoubtedly happen often, where deceived, outraged and innocent girls are doomed to ruin from a lack of kuowlcdgc of the facts. The moral of the foregoing is that country maids had bettcr by far bear lhe ills they alrcady have, than flee to those they know not of. Boston Ilerald. TnE Cuors. From all parts of the oountry we receive encouraging accounts rcspecting the crops. Despite the immense drain upon thelabor of the countn-, made necessary by the war, a greater breadth of soil than usual in the Northern States has been devoted to agricidture. In the Southern States the total overthrow of a system of labor inaugurated many genera tions ngo of course causes much embar rassment, and very little of the great staples cotton, sugar and tobacco have been planted : but considerable wheat has been harvostcd in many portions, and the corn crop, which is Iarge, looks fiucly. In West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey the wheat harvest has already com menced, and a wondertul yield is promised thc reaper. Probably the largest hay crop ever gathered will rcward the farmers of the Eastern States. Fruit promises an enonnous yield, and vegetables and every thing in appearance that could be desired. It seems that to the bleseings of peace so lately vouchsafed us is now to be added the boon of a bountiful harvest. New York Herald. A gambler's epitaph No cards. Mrs. Grundy. 14, 1865. Care for our Soldiers. The following admirable letter was re cently written by a soldier. It is an elo quent appeal for our disabled and wounded heroes : "Let us not forget the debt ofgratitude we owe those war-worn veterans who are now being gathered around our national capital as one huge family gathering around the national homcstead. Suppose they had failcd ; suppose they had aban- doned the contest in despair; what would have become of constitutional liberty ? Where would popular covernment have found a safe abiding placc ? Wliere would our striped and starr' standard have sought concealmeut of its shame 1 What of the past and what of the future ? What a mournful spectacle would this country have cxhibited to the world. Democra cy in ruinB ; free institutions overthrown : slavery triumphant; the unity of the states severed forevcr ; thc hopes of the friends of freedom abroad, the watchins and waiting of other lands discouraned, desponding, despairing. But l'rovidence did not mean that justice should be crush- ed by lawless desperadoes, and that the praycrful voices ol good nien and women should be choked by a hordc of bank rob bers .and assassins. Its agents responded to the call. Not only were the dcfenders of thc republic forthcoming but they were nerved to more than martial daring. They were sustained by high and holy re- solvc in the midnkht hours of national gloom and trial, and dread and doubt Defeated again and again by the myrmi- dons of treiison, they never gave up. ScaiTed and maimed they rallied again around the cherished spnbol of their faith and fought until victory again perched on their bannors and rccorded their uudying enthusitism. They poured out their blood in rivers ; they left their slain on the field in thousands ; they saved the republic ; they protected the ark of civil and relig ious liberty ; they secured for themselves and for us thc freedom we inhcrited, aud are now enabled to transmit it to posteri ty. Nay. more, they have givcn us free dom in a highor scnse ; they have dcstroy cd thc svstems of bondajre which clunr to our minnents antlstaincd them with blood they have given us freedom, purilied and rcfrenerated. a body i)olitic, the vein? of which are no longer i)oisoned, and thc garnients of which no longer trail in the dust. They have givcn to thc land a fresh start in a eareer of cnlightenment. They have crowned the nation with pres ent blt'.s-ings and heaped up for it prc spcctivc honors. Muster out ! And what then " Are these tattered and dusty warriors only to receive :is their recompcnse the homagc of the admiring crowd who assenible to wit nt'ss and wclconie their i-eturn ? Aro wc to contcnt ourselves with bcstowinii m& als lc.s worthy to kee) and confer than the corps badgcs which are stainetl by the smoke of battlc ? Are wc simply to rcar cenotajdis and niold bronze, and clustcr immortclles in memory of tho fallen 1 We have a more important duty to perform. Many of these war worn veter ans have left positions of honor and of prolit which are now tilled by othcrs. The must bc carcd lor. 3l:iny have come back incapacitated for their fornicr occupation by wounds involving thc loss of linib. The authiJritica should give them such minor ollices as are now lillcd with political huckstcrs. Those who wish to rcsume their tr.ides should be patronized by our citizens : thoc who intcnd to rc establish shops and stores should bc en counigcd. Everybody should make it a duty to Icnd a helping hand. Those who are invalids for life should receive the fos tering care that is bestowcd upon the scar rcd and weather-bcatcn veterans of other lands. liQt thc Union, or the people. or both unitcdly. build a Chelsea oraGrccn- wich an :isyhim where thc patriotism of hcrocs shall be feeliTigly comniemoratcd, anu wnere ineir oaticrcd renmaut.s mav bc nurturcd with thc tcndcrness due them. Wc may talk at leisure about generosity : mcanwhile let us pay thc debt of grati tude." Fooi.isn and Fatal Wage One day hist veek. two men, a lalxircr and a niechanic.at Imngton, on the Hudson riv er railroad, having been drinTiing frcely, over their cups made a wager that one would remain longer on thc track than the other when thc train waB approaching. When they hcard thc cars they linked arms and walked toward thc coinim; lo comotive. Death was hcfore them, but neither attempted to unloosc his hold nor stcpped asidc. Again and again the cn ginecr whistled and ordcrcd the brakes to be put down, but it was too latc ; thc locomotivc struck the men, and killed them instantly. The poor fcllows had nervc certainly, which, if cmployed ni tionally, might have produced creditahle results : but it appears strangc they could have been so bereft of reason as to throw their livas away on a eilly and trivial wa ger. " As Good as we West." " Wlien my brother and I went away to the war," said a young Western soldier who had fought at Stone river and Chickamauga under Kosecrans, at Chattanoog;i under Grant, and had made thc great march un der Sherman, " we promised niother to come home as gootl as we went, and we'll do so, too we have not learned to smoke or chew, or drink, or play at cards. guess she' 11 be glad to see us back again3 safe and sound." A lady of New Jersey has devised a method of rendenng mowing machines harmless in case the driver is obliged to disentangle a tutt ol grass trom the kmvcs. The cuttinft bar is thrown out of jrear the moment the driver's weight is removcd from the seat, and when he resumes his place the knives are again thrown into gear and reauy for cutting. WHOLE NTJMBER 1459 Attempted Assassinations Since 1850. Qaeen Victoria can count four attempts on ner nte. Un Juno 28, 1850, she re ceived a violent blow with a stick from I?obert Patc, a retired lieutenant of the Tentli Hussars. In May, 1850, the late king of Prussia receivod, as he was mounting a railway carriajre, a shot from a holster pistol of Large bore in thc forcarm the assassin, Sefelage of Wretzlow, cried out as he fircd, Jioerty torever." lhe lite ot tue pres cst king of Prussia was in danjrcr at Ba- den, on the morning of July 14, 18G1 Two pistol shots were fired at him by Os car Becker, a law student of Iiepsic The rcgicidc declared that he wished to kill tho king because he was not capable of eltccting the unity of Germany. Ou February 18, 1853, at Vienna, Francis Joseph I. was struck with a knife in the napc of the neck. The murderer's name was Libeny of Albe, in Hungary. agetl twcnty, resident at Vienna, and a tailor by trade. On March 20, 1854, Ferdinand Charles HI. Duke of Parma, returning from an excursion, was hustled by an individual who at the same time stabbed luni in the abdomcn, left the poignard in the wound and subsenuently escaped. The duke ex pired in cruel torture at the end of twenty thrce hours. On May 28, 185G, as Quecn Isabella was passing in her carriage along the Rue de PArsenal at Madrid, a young man namcd Kaymond Feuntes, drew a pistol from his pocket and would have discharg ed it at her head had not his arm been caught and the weapon taken from him by an agent of the police. On DecemberS, 185G, whilst Ferdinand H. w:is reviewing his troop3 at Naplcs, a soldier named Agesiras Malana, struck him with his bayouet, and at a later pe riod, Garibaldi honored the memory of the rcdcide. In October, 1852, when Napoleon HX, who was on the eve of becoming emperor, was at Marseilles, there had been prepared an infemal machine, fonned by two hun dred and fifty gun-barrels chargcd with tiftcen hundred balls. intcnded to go otf at once against the prince and his cortage. But the attempt was not earried out. July 5, 1853, a fresh attempt was made to as- saseinate him as he was going to the opera comique. Twelvc Frenclmian were ar rcstcd as concerned in tlie conspiracy. On April 28, 1855, Jean liverani lired two shots at thc emperor in the grand ave nue of the Champs Elysees. Iu 1S57, Thibaldi, Bartolotti, :uid Grilli came from England to P;uis to assassinate the emper or, but wcrc discovcred, arrested, triel and punished. On Januaiy 14, 1S5S, Orsini Gomcs, Picri and Rudio threw their murderous shells at tlie emperor of the French and shed the blood of a jireat nuinber of honest citizens in Paris. On December 24, 1803, Grccco. 'Irabucco. Lnpenitore and Saglioni, who liad conio over from Txmdon with the intention of killing thc Frcncli emperor, were arrested in Paris. j ln September IS, 1SG2, the quecn of; Greece, dirccting public atfairs during the' king's absence, was returning from a ride on horseback, when she was tired at with out cllcct, near the palace, by Aristidc Donsios. a student, aged nineteen years- In 185S an attempt was made on the life of Victor Emanuel II. and Count Ca vour gave an account of it in the sitting of April 1G. Jfr. Xasby on Democratic Pros pecta. 'Petrolcum V. Nasby,' whose writings amused Mr. Liucoln so much, says in his last letter that "these is the dark days of the Dimocnisy." He adds : 'We hev no way uv keeping ourvotcri togcther. Opposin thc w:ir wont do no good, fcr before thc next eleckshun the hcft of our votcrs Avill hev diskivered that the war is over. Thc fccr of drafts may do something in sum parts us Pennsylva ny and Sutheni Hlinoy, fer some timcyit : but that cm't bc depcndid on. But we hev wun resource fcr a Ishoo ther will alluz be a Dimocrisy, so long ez ther s a Nigger. Ther is a uncompromisin dislike to the Nigner in themind uv a cin ooine Dimocr.it" Mr. Nasby then lays down a few plain rules for the guidance of the faithful in this matter, one of which is as follows: Alluz assert that thenijrgcr will never bc able to taik care uv hissclf, but will dluz bc a public burden. Ile may. pos- sibly, give us the lie by goin to work. In sich a cmergency the dooty uvevcry Dim- ccr.it is plane. He must not be allowcd to work. Assotiashens must be organized, pletlged to ncetlier give him employment, to work with him, to work fer enny one who Avillgive him work, orpatronize enny one who duz. (I wood sojest that sich uv us es hez bin foretoonit cnuff 2 git credit, pay a trifle on account, so ez to make our patronige worth sutlun.) This course rig- idly and persistently follered, wood drive the best ofem to steehn,and the balance to the poor houses, provin wot we hev alluz claimd, that they air a idle and vishus race. Ef ther aint no niggers, Sentrel Com- raittis must furnish em. A half dozcn wiu uo ier a ortimary county, el theyr dirong the paife cvcrv j:iy. Tlie new ho hustled along with energ. Ef they won't , tpl ..11 lw without lmin.' rooms. :uid steel, the Sentrel Committis must do theirselves. Show ver niinrers in a town - ship in the mornin, and the same nite rob 1 . 1 the clothes lines and hen roosts. Ever willing 2 sacrifice myself fer the cause. I voluuteer to do this latter duty in six pop ulus counlis." C. S. A., the boasted initials of theso- callcd " Confederate States of Vmenca," mean, according to a late translation. " Crinolinwn Sldrtum AbsqualalalwiL" Jeff. Davis' wife's mantle, like charity, covered a multitude of sins the morning its wearer was captured. Tlie Two Heirs. ' I rememlwr," said the latc postmaster general of the United States, Judge Col lamer, "the lirst time Ivisited Burlington, A t. as judge of the supreme court. I liad left it mauy years before a poor boy. At the time I left, there were two families of special notc for their standing antl wealtli. Each of them had a son "about my own age. I w-.is very poor, :uid these boys were very rich. During thc long years of lianl toil which passed beibre my return, I had alniost forgotten them. They had long ago forgotten me. Approaching the court house, for thc lirst time, in company with several gentle men of the bcnch and bar, 1 notieed. in thc court yard, a jilc of old funiiture, about to be sold at auctiou. The sccnes of early loyhood with whidi I was iiir- rounded promptcd me to :isk whose itivas. I was told it belongcd to Mr. .7. I rc- membcr a familj- of that name, very wcalthy there was a son, too can it Ikj he 1 I was told that it was cven so. He was the son of one of the families allud- ed to. He had inhcrited more inoney than I had carued, and pent all : and now his own family was redueed to real wanf, and his funiiture was that dav to be sold for debt. 1 went into the court house sadlv. yct alniost slatl that 1 w:is born )oor. I was soon absorbed in the business before me. One of the lirst cascs orifrinated in a low, dnmkcn quarrel lKitween Mr. II. and 3lr. A. Mr. II., thought 1, that is a fa- miliar name. Can it kI In short. I found it was the son of the other wcalthy man referred to. I was overwhclmed alikc with astoaishmeut and thanksgiving :istonished at the chamre in our relativc position, and thanksgiving that I was not born to inherit wealth without toil. Those fathers provide best lVr their children who niise them with the higher education, the purer inomls ;uul the lea?t Great aml Small. Thc well known big man of Hertlord- shire, Mr. G. J. Colcman. died on the 1th of April at the ripe age of scventy-seveii. Mr. Colcman was fornieriy purvcyor to the East India Colleire, at llaikybury, and hence will be well known to many of our readers. In very early manhood he wcijrhed as little as cleven tonc, a mod- eratc weight for a man standing about live eet tcn inches in his stockings. Upward of a quartcr of a century since he began to mcrcase in size, and sle:uhly progressed until he obtained the enonnous weight of upward of thirty-one stonc. Some idea of his "reat size mav be puherctl from lhe ict that his thigh mcasured four fect in circunifercuce : his knee was tliirlv-two inches round. and his ankle twcnty-eight inches. Until Avitliin a very few months. ic took his daily constitutional walk ; and iis fatal illness (an attack of broachitis) was only of a few days duratien. His exterior coifiu was three feet four inches in breadth, and. from its vast size liad to be convcyed to the church on a bier. as no ordinarv hearse was sniiicicntlv iaciou- to receive it. Tlie total weight of thc colfin aud contents was upw:ird of cleven hundrctl wcinht. Wc believe that Mr. Colcman was lhe hcaviest man of thc present time. lhou-rh lie fell considerably short of thc weight alJaincd by tlie cele; bnited Daniel L:imbcrt. Joscph Ldlcl of Springiield, Oliio. is tlie smallcit business man in thc worhl, and, indeed, quitc an atom as compared with Gen. Toni Thumb, Mr. LclVcl bciu only forty-four iiiclies in hight,:ind wcigh ing but lifty-live pounds! Mr. Ucilclis now thirty-two ycsirs of agc lie is an intelligent, ablc-bodied, haudsonie-fc-iturcl man, and sports a monsiache that would re-dly do crodit lo the Seotch giant. He has lillcd thc ollice of 5tijcnisor in Sjtring licld and is reisirded a one of lhe most public-pirited ci;izens of that place. Ile is about to marry Mis? Sarah E. Balton, who issmaller than Mrs. Tom Thumb, and was formerly Dolly Dutton's maid of honor. Home JounuiL The Plea kor Jefk. Davi-?. Thc plca for Jeff. Davis put in by tlie New York 5cntiment:il, anji-hanging jKirly, rc mintls us of a " little jokc jcqelndetl by a French fcllon. The fcllowhad kilkrtl his fatlicr and mothcr, and in fact thc whoie family, and wa lricd for thc. orimc of murdcr. Aftcr conviction thc judge inquircdj as is custoniary. if he liad any nsisons lo ure whv lhe sentence of dcath should not bc pronounced uKn him. The criminal rose and in a must pitifid and lachmnose tonc, said lie liad na c-jiecial "plea" to make, cxa-pt that he hoped thc court would have niercy on n poor or pltaa J Tliat association of political Mark Tapleys," the democracy of Vermont a state in which a democratic candidate stands :ibout the rciine cliance of :m clcc tion that an honest man does in New York City has nominatcd candidates for Gov ernor and other state ofiicers. aud verv seusibly express their conlidciKc in Presi- dcnt Johnson. A ncbtiryh JoiimuL Tlie parties who own the house al W'lshington where President Lincoln dicd aftcr kccping the house ojen forsouic time for cxlubition at 50 ccnts a head. now arl: the government to pay them S550 for damages done to "sheets. jillowo-i-es:iud carpets" by the ebbing aw:iy of the PreI dent's life blood. NoThiag could suqiass the impudcuce of sudi eirrontcry. A large and elegant hotcl is to be er?cl ed in the Central Park, New York. in place of the little stone restaurant known :is the Casinu, which is inadequate to :ic- eommodate the cuinitless thounds jliat. itjn?ej exclusivclv as a house ofrcfrfe-hmcnt. ' t, . 1 O the park. Thc Claremont (N. II.) AdvoaUe say a lady in Unity not long since becauie the mothcr ofa finc dauirhter. A few davs after, a coiipcrhcad neighbor haj)pcjiiiig m.said to the niother, " Well, I suppose you'll dl it Abe Lincoln." " No," Lc replied, " lm sorry 1 can t. Like ymr friend Jeff. it will wcar pctticoats l " Copperhcad -vaniouscd. Tlie modern Esseutial Oil Petroleum.