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VOL: IX. NO;'442;
I Bk. 111 U :F V- , 11 -V 1 - .V a IB
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HIT One on Main street, nextdoorto the old Jack
ten Itotek
r': ; ATwiw nttAT iwamcw ia, Tsbt.
'' ''Nuv York, U 'Tow eeer.-ssvtow
-rVln f the M.inrcPfled by Ire-
eodeaa gale, ii hasp -raging. -
1 Washington, March 3d. The House to
day pained the bill to distribute the surplus
revenue amongst the States.
fltr It alwnya nff.irda ua pleneure to chro.
tikle the triumph of geniun the creation of
minde delving In the raalme of thought. We
accordingly give plaoe to the following,
which la no leaa startling than new. It la, we
presume, from the pen of an unweded
"Western Editor"
"I sat me down in thought profound,
This maxim wIm I drew;
It's easier far to like a girl,
Than make a girl like jou." .
Young men affected with calice proclivities
will please copy.
' The Louisville Democrat says, a duel
between two ladies is on the tapis in thnt
eity. A formal challenge is known to have
been pnsaed and accepted, though the wea
pons and distance have not been m.mi-d. A
' wilt be readily imagined, "gentleman" is
at the bottom of the quarrel. After all, we
don't know but the ladiea have aa much
right to mnke foola of themselvea aa the
lorda of ereation.
Hit at tub Coronke. A New York pa
per aaya that an anfortinate man in thnt city,
, who hod resolved upon saieide, was deterred
. from his raah temper by fear thnt Coroner
Coonery would hold an inquest over his body.
Capital Pchishmrkt. The House of
1 Representatives of Rhode Island, by the
easting vote of the Speaker, have paawd a
bill to restore capital punishment for murder.
(r- It is stilted that nine out of every ten
of the losses by mail, so far, have been regia
. tered letters, and in no iiiSUnce has one of
them been traced p.
Improved Portaoi rJTirs. The Poet
Master General has introduced the excellent
English method of perforating the lines be
tween the postage stamps, so thnt they may
be torn apart at once without using the eels
sore. They have a further advantage in the
circumstance that the rough edge thus pro
duced makes them adhere much more readily
to the bock of a letter. The machine for
making the perforutione woe procured from
England. A supply of the perforated atampa
baa already been furnished to the post offices
of Philadelphia, New York, and other prin
cipal cities.
y The Mississippi Central nnd Tsnnes.
see Railroad ia now open to Block's Station,
four miles and a half north of Bolivar, and
twenty twe miles eouth from Jackson. The
cars are now making two trips daily on this
Amusiko To hear a small politician who
owes his whole importance to the influence
of the press, talk contemptuously of news
papers and editors. There la no etronger
proof of the "power of the preas" than ths
fast that it can raise auch timberheada into
high places. Luckily, a single pull on the
sine lever can bring them down again to
their proper level did they not inevitably
fall of their own feebleness.
Is Tut Dark. We, dwellers in this world
, of error, ara like men walking through the
atreets of a city on a fogyy morning. Every
one fanclea that Immediately around himself
, there is little or no fog, but around others, at
. little distance from him, he perceives it to
be thick and blinding; and they, In turn,
make a precisely similar mistake about them.
elves and him; each deeming it quite clear
' where he himself la, and that all the rest are
' in the dark.
U. S. Treabust The amount In the
. United States Treasury, Its depositories, sub
. ject to draft, on the 33d February, the date
of the last official report, wus S3jt67,743,
of which S 39,435. was In the Savannah, sqd
68,384, In the Charleston depository.
The Fruit Crop Papers from varioua
, quarter units to pronouncing the fruit crop
ninjred than far. There is abundant op
, portunity for IW destruction yet. Late spring
. frosts ars as fatal as winter's cold. '
3TA few nighta ago the train on the
( Memphis and Charleston . Railroad ran
through a lock of wild turkeys killing two
fioe ones. One of thean strck the) bead light,
' breaking the glass, putting out the light, and
getting completely "bagged" 4o 'the lamp,
. from whence he was taken by the engineer.
It Is s qsestlon which was ths -most taken
, by surprise, the engineer or the turkey'
' '' i" "
f-lt Is stated that most all tU Inhab.
itanta of Caps May eo N. I., are lamperauee
' people, and church members. Then is out a
' lawyer among ths number. Ths county
"court sits but ons day, and the jail ia tenaoU
im.-, : ...... ,. .
Ths following ankle In relation to Ten-
neeaee Flour, from the Augusta Constitu
tionalist of ths 1st instant, is of Interest to
the manufacturers of flour In thlsdirectiont
The quaulity of Tennessee flour which is
annually sent to this market, induces as to
make some few remarks in relation to that
commodity. We are further Induced to do an,
rrom the tact that we are eomp-lH-d ki report
the Vulue of Tennessee flour very frequently
from twenty-five lo filly cents per barrel lower
than flour from our City Villa, or from
I at. A considerable portion of the Tennes
see flour forwarded to Augusta, is sent hy
country merchants, who obtain it from differ
en i milts.
Snd. The hage are of dissimilar lengths,
and seldom contain the exact weight that
qiiurterorhalf aacksshould have. Some soaks
sre less in weight and some over weight.
8d. The bags are generally in bad order,
stained or soiled, by the handling by enntuct
with the floor of the care by exposure on
river banks, or frusn other causes.
1 sill. The saefce,re badly marked, and even
Ibe well cut plates, which some millers have,
are used by inexperienced or Incompetent
On the other hand, our Citv Mills floor is
done up in bugs of almost snowy whiteness
the weight of flour, in each suck, is almost
always within s halt, or at moat, within an
ounce of the exact weight the sucks look
clean and white nnd the murks are beauli
fully printed, with a hundoome vignette, in a
Rne liloe or black Ink. The packages are in
this way rendered attractive lo the eye of
buyers, snd the good flour inside sustains the
favorable impression which the exterior sp
pesrnncee make.
It ia true, we obtain as irnod superfine flour
from Tennessee as onr l ity Mills generally
furnish, but the City Mills flour ia offered in
neater bags, and large dealera will give such
packages a preference of from twenty.flve to
titty cents s barrel.
Another objection urged against Tennes
see flour is, that few of the mills have agen
ciea here, where a sufficient and continuous
supp'y can at all limes be obtained. Alter
sending about enough to establish the foun
dution for a permanent reputation, some of
the Tennessee millers transport their flour lo
other markets where they are compelled to
pass (.(trough the aame regular ord al or trial
and trouble which they submitted to here.
No person doubts the quality of much of
the flour received here from mills in Tennes
see, ahd objections are only urged against the
condition of the packages, their want of uni.
formity ia weight, and the style of marks
employed. Attention to these matters would
soon place Tennessee flour nearly, If not fully
equal in value to our t.'lty Mills.
Legal Tehdeb. 1'he law regulating the
payment of debts with coin, provides the
following coin to be the legal tender.
I. All gold coin at their respective values,
for debts or any amount.
3. The half dollar, quarter dollar, dime and
half dime, al their respective values for debts
ot smouiit-under rive dollars.
8. Three sent pieeks for debts of amounts
under thirty cents; and
4. By the law just passed, we may add one
cent piecee for debts ol smounts under ten
By a law of Congress, paused some four or
nve years as, gold, instead of silver, was
made the legal tender for large amounts.
Those who, to gel rid of lurge quantities of
cents and small coin, sometimes pay bills
with it, to the annoyance of the creditor,
will perceive that there is a stoppage put to
thai antic by law.
Terrible Famine ii Norwat. The En-
gliah pupers have accounts from Norway
which give s painful picture of the suffering
of the inhabitants of Lampland and FinmarK,
bordering on the North Cape of Norway.
Owing to the failure of the crops, the in hub
i tun la are in a atate of atarvution:
"Hundreds are dying daily, and the living
ara compelled lo subsist sa they heat can, on
the bark of trees, ground and cooked with
osls. In order lo alleviate their sufferings
charitable committees have been organized
on me opposite coasts or the Uuir of Both
nis to collect contributions in kind, such si
corn, flour, vegetables snd apirils, which will
De conveyed to them nciosa the ice in sled?
es. As an addition to the suffering of these
poor ereutures, the cold is of a severity rare.
ly experienced even In these ice bound coun
Tut End or as Assassi. The) predic
tion of the freeman's Journal, that the mur
derer of the Archbishop of Paris Verger
would die s Protestant, and aa such have his
memory embalmed in the good opinion of
the "No Popery" people, ie not fulfilled, as
will be seen on reference to the Isst advice,
from Paris. He died, ss he hsd lived, s Ro
menial, and a horrible death it was. Just be.
fore the execution, the wretched man threw
himself on the p diet in his cell, clung to it
with head, hands and feet, and resisted all
attempts to lift him. "Vou may murder me
in this cell," he exclaimed, "but from it I will
not stir." The gaolers were compelled to
put on his ololhus by main force. But be
fore the execution he became calmer, receiv
ed religious eonsolstions of the Abbe Hiigun,
took the crucifix in hi hand, kissed the Image
of the Savior, and surrendered himself to the
executioner. All Paris was a gape on the
day of the execution.
KtEFiaa the THiao Dark. They have
an excellent way, of keeping quiet .about
epidemic diseases in the eity of New York.
From a comparison of the city inspector's
report, and from other documentary evidence,
it ie now ascertained that there were about
one thousand deaths from yillow fever in
the city of New Yoik during the summer
of 1866..
Ir0 A foppish fellow advised a ' friend
not to marry a poor girl, as he would find
matrimony with poverty "up hill work."
"Good," said his friend, "I would rather go
up hill than down hill, any time."
HT On the 39lh of January, the auger
of the Artesian well, now being bored In the
plain of Passy, near Purls, had reached the
depth of 1469 feet. This well, ll ia known.
'ia the largest in the world, and ia intended
to reach the same sources of supply ss the
famous wall of Cisaalle, which aaa a depth
TISOO feat. I ,; , ,
' It It related that an Athenian who was hee-
ltatjng whether to give his daughter In mar-'
rings to a man of worth with a amall fortune,
or to a rich man who had no other record
mendatlon, went to consult Themlatoele on
the subject. Ths philosopher in the spirit
of true wisdom, said, "I Woald bestow my
daughter upon a man without money, rather
than npnn money without a man." Mar.
ringes for money seldom conduce to social
comfort snd happiness, snd often result In
(he utter destruction of domestic peace, In
crimination, coldness and estrangement.
And yet the love of money is seldom man.
I Tested in vreater strength than In the forma
tion of those life-long alliancea where the
parties bind themselves to "take ench other
for belter or for worse," and give their mu
tual pledge to eland by and aid each other
amid all the atorma and privationa and perils
of life. Thnde parents who are chiefly anx
loos to hsve their daughters to marry a for
tune, who value money more titan character,
integrity, enterprise and correct habits, will,
In moat cases, lament their short-sightedness,
infatuation and folly. There is happiness in a
cottage where . virtue, intelligence arid kind
neas dwell. : A palace will nntyield it in the
nbscence of these. It is not theas. families
where there is the greatest profusion 'of
wealth, who are most to be envied. In many
s splendid mansion there are aching hearts,
disappointed hopes, corroding cares snd
scalding tears. Let us not be misunderstood.
We sre not depreciating or decrying wealth.
It confers and secures many advantages. It
gives to its possessor Influence, position, and
power. "Custuris paribus," as we were
taught in our school -boy days to say, other
things beingequal, it is desirable, highly ben
eficial, snd emin-ntly comfortable. But it is
not worth sacrificing domestic peace to pos
sess it it is not worth enduring the strile
of tongues it is not worth the lite-long re.
proach, "yon married me for my money."
(W There ia on foot in Alnbuma, says
the Montgomery Advertizer, a temperance
movement of which very few, even of those
who seem most interested in such things,
are aware. It promises more to reduce the
amount of ardent-spirit drinking, than any
society which has yet been organized. It is
not only, in our opinion, a great moral, but
economical proj. ct. We mean the culture
of the grape snd the manufacture of genuine
wine from it pure, unadulterated, "the true.
the blushful Hippocrene, with beaded bub
bles winking at the brim." On Hillubee
creek, In Mullapoosn county, is made a wine,
called "Ulrica." We defy even Milton, with
his "leafy Vullumbroaa," to give more poet
ical names. This wine is a Hock, of a col
or almost like the ruby, rich, fruity, gener.
oua. Its bouquet ia so delicisous th .t it ex
cited the admiration even of a little child,
before whom a bottle was opened; she said
it "tmelt of grapet.
We, being judge, pronounced it a better
wine than any we have ever tasted of Amer
lean manufacture. It can- scarcely be called
intoxicating, for one who would drink enough
to become inebriated, must be a beastly glut
ton; while a few glosses produce s delightful
glow, drreamy warmth, that good wine alone,
can ever excite.
Important Irfornarioii. The Norfolk
Argus communicates a fact in one of its re
cent issues, which is highly important par
ticularly to auch ss are threatened with that
laial and iuaidioua disease, known as con
sumption. It seems s itenllemsa in Louis
iuna bought some consumptive negroes from
a dealer in Norfolk, and placed them on hie
augnr plantation. They ale plentifully of
tne cane, but more especially of the young
shoots. The slaves who had been thin, weak
nnd sickly, soon became stronir, robust and
hearty, and in a short time sll traces of the
disease with which thy bud been affected en
tirely disappeared. The Argus lenrns that
this planter has a standing order at Norfolk
for negroes who have the symptoms of the
disease, snd of course expects to iM them at
a reduced price. Peltrtburg ( Ko.) Exprett.
Law Against Ddellino. A writer in the
Charleston Standard, on the auMect of duel
ling in South Carolina, and of the inefficiency
ol the State law lo suppress this relic of feudul
barbarism, says:
"I would make the penally, for being en
gaged in any auei, lo auuen on all and every
person or persons, directly or indirectly con
cerned in fighting a duel, or sending, giving,
ncvepting or currying or convening any such
challenge, their counsellors, aiders or ubel
tora, upon being convicted thereof in any
Court having jurisdiction, disfranchisement
rendering all auch persons incapable of ever
afterwards holding any office of honor, trust
or profit, under the laws or suthorities of the
Slate; and also embodying in the law a pro
viso, to the effect, that in case of sny death
hapening in consequence of any duel, the act
ah'-uld nut be so construed ns to save the
offenders from the pains and penalties of the
laws of the land, provided fur the punishment
of homicide and murder." -
Death or Gen. Richardson or Kansas
Geary's Dirigui.TT. The Cincinnati Co
lette of the 35lh says :
General Richardson, of the Council, is re
ported to have died at Lecompton, on the
night of the I3lh last., a natural death, how
ever, which is rslher rare in that healthy
In rcgurd to the recent difficulty of Gover.
nor Geary, ihe St Louis Republican says:
"Sherard did not spit in the Governor's
face, but confronted him in the lobby, and
said lo him, "Vou are a liar, a scoundrel and
a coward 1 apil upon you. If yoa don't re
seat it, I snail not notice you hereafter,"
fW A Mr. Powers, who had been com
milled lo Ihejuil etOgdeiuburifton s charge
ot aelting fire lo a buuding,d seovcred a (ire
in the jtul the next night, and saved it; ll is
presumed thus balancing the account, '
a7,A decision has been rendered In the
New York Marina Court, that parly who,
previoas to sa election, hires room for a
political purpose, ie aot liable for the rvat
the. law forbidding say such aes of neaey. i
Ioroevitt or Btovents. It is1 a popular
error to suppose that scholars and literary
men are ahorter lived than other men. But
the fact is "on the, contrary quite the re
verse." ' Consider for a- moment that ths
clara eipared With what are called the
"professions," Is 4 amall one, and compared
with the "trades" is very small indeed and
then mark the result. Hnrdly sn eminent
suthor of modern times but affords an ex
ample of the longevity. Byron snd Keats, it
is true, died young the latter by consump
tion, the former by irregularities that would
have killed anybsdy. But Wordsworth,
8onthey, Tom Moore and James Montgom
ery lived to sn advaned sge.
Rodgers, st his decease, was above ninety,
and DeQuincy. Waller S. Landor and Hum-
boidt sre still elite snd st work, st past
three score and teL' Our own country fur.
nlshes smlturaiiplea in Benton, Silliman,
vint Halleck aud Piprnoat all old man.
hat still strong in health nd mental vigor.
The truth is, men oftener rust nut than ware
out, and (here ia no doubt that habitual men
tal employment tends to keep the body j
young, both in fact sad in appearance. Stu
dents very rarely suffer from study, but, in
common with, the rest of mankind, sre not
proof sgainst physical laziness or excess. -
Old f.st Man in America. A correspond.
ent of the Cassville Standard, says there is
now living in Murry county, Gn., on the waU
ere of Holly Creek, a Revolutionary veteran,
who has attained the age of one hundred and
thirty-four. His name is John Humes, He
is known throughout the region in which he
lives by the appallutive of "Gran'sir flames."
Gran'sir is contracted for Grand Sire. A
grand sirs he truly is. As I was on my wsy
to visit this rulicl of the expired eighteenth
century, I inquired of sn oldish gentleman of
about sixty if he knew him. "Uh yes, I
know him," said he, "he is my grandfather!"
John Humee wus born in Mecklenburgh
county, Virginia, and wass lad ten yearaold,
when Washington was in his cradle. He
was thirty two when Braddock met his disas
trous defest on the Monongskals. He, with
several of his neighbors, set forth to join the
head strong snd ill luted commander, but af
ter several duy's march, were turned back by
the news of his overthrow. ; He migrated to
South Carolina nearly a hundred years ago.
He wus in thirteen considerable conflicts du
ring the wsr of independence, snd in skir
mishes and rencounters with Indians, with
tones, and with British, times beyond mm
ory. He was with Gates at Camden, with
Morgan at the Cowpens, with Green at Hills-
boro'and Eutaw, and with Marion in many a
bold ruah into a lory camp or red coat quar
tern . . -
' Simon Suoos-Every body has rend of Si
mon Suggs whom "Jonee Hooper" immor
talized; and almost every body is aware that
the veritable original Simon, (whose real
nuiiie need not be mentioned because that is
no body's business, no how,') still lives in
Alabama. A year or two since, he dime in'
to Tuskegee, with an almighty long fuce,
and a yard of crape round his hnt, and met
his friend, Ned , when the following re
murks were made:
"Byrd," said Simon's friend, 'what ails
you! vou look solemn and serious, as if you
hud met with some misfortune."
"Vou know, Ned,nsuid Simon,"lhatIhave
lost my companion." (He hud recently lost
his wile, a most pious and estimable lady,
oy aeuin.; "And besides that, I have been
thinking a good deal, late, about my latter
end, and the next world."
"Youl" nid Ned, "I always thought that
you were a Universalis!."
"So I was," said Simon, perfectly serious
snd evidently impressed with the solemnity
of the subject; "our tell vou, Ntd, there
ain't nairy pair in that hand. It ain't any
use ro oiun actn VLB master. lie teet
every card in your hand."
Sataoeroqe One of the New York
Sunday papeye ultersthe following truculent
threat against one of his daily brethren.
We hope the irate editor will think better of
it, and "abate hie manly wrath:"
"As soon as ws can eutch hold of his vs.
gabond body, we shall apply to it a green
cuwskin, six feel ouir. and one inch in the
'girth,' which we have hud manufactured for
the especial purpose. And, independently of
that, we w ill, when we catch him, cut off his
ears, and nail them to the first wooden lamp
pom we can nnd.
Isn't it awful to think of?
An Editor's Audience. "Who are you
talking to!". Why to s Isrger audience than
the bent conversationalist ever could boast of,
sod to more than ever listened to him during
a month. How few clergymen, how few
lecturers, how few public speakers of sny
description ever addresrsn sudience half so
large ss that to which the editor of the
smallest country paper p reaches! How many
clergymen are there who sre accustomed to
audiences of a thousand, snd how few pa
pers there are which do not atrictly and lit.
erully find more titan a tbouasnd thorough
readers! e
Cheering Rail Road Nxws.-.The friends
of thy Blue Ridge Rail Road will be pleased
in learn inai me resumption of work thereon
will take place st the pleasure of the coiiids
ny, the required sum of eUJO.OOO having, we
understand, neen euoaciiDed. Ths handsome
sum of t22,0U0 has been secured in -Rabun
county, snd the omzens of Walhulla snd vl
ciuity pledge themselves fur $20,000 more.
1'his is doing a bundsome In ng in handsome
styie, snq win piace me roaa in such an ad
vaneea awge, tnai iu onmpiellon will BO
longer, we lriit, be doubled by any body.
tLtaum limner, s
C 'The triumph of woman lies, not la the
adii. ration of her lover, but in the respect of
ner nuaoana, ana inai can only be gained by
a constant cultivation of those qualities which
sue anows ne most values.
"Harry, did yea ask Hicks for that moneyf
"Yes." r "Wbal did be suv!" "Nothing: he
just kicked m into the toad. That's all
SB. :( .v.-. ..
' Relic or Feudal Days. The custom of
uncovering the head and taking off the hnt or
even simply touching It, h s rello of the old
disarming the removing of the helmet to
indicate) that the party thus exposed himselr
to the mercy of sn enemy. To take off the
glova wss in like manner lo angaontlet the
hand, the mere removal constituting an offer
of friendship. Even now it la considered
encivil to shake hands with the glove on.
Shaking of handa was formerly a token of
truce, In which the parries took hold euoh of
the other's weapon hand, to make sure against
treachery. It was also a token, of, good will.
A Frenchman, a priaoi er lo England, once
made a most ingenious use of this cuslonu
Having been "put up" against a negro boxer,
snd knowing nothing of boxing, he availed
himself of the shaking of hands before ths
encounter, to crush the negro's hand in his
Iron grip. It is said that s few years since, s
brutal fellow in Connecticut crushed a friend's
hand in like manner, .though he did it in
sport. .
The bow, it is said, which is now a mark of
politeness, is but an offer of the neck to the
stroke of the sdversary, while the courtesy
peculiar to the ladies is the form of going on
the wOb to sue for that mercy which, In
earlier ages, was diffioalt to get. The hair
pins worn by ladies are reduced polgnards.
In some parts of Sicily they are still worn of
such a sizeaa to be convertible Into weapons.
The ear-rings were anciently badges of slave
ry, snd were soldered so that they, could not
be removed from the ear, their form indicated
the owner of the slave. .
European Morals. The case of Harrison
agaiiiBt the Marquis of Bsth, which wss
hesrd on the 4th instant in the Court of
Queen's Bench, London, affords a view of
the widespread corruptions and immoralities
which prevail in that capital. It appears that
s regular trade is carried on in the imports,
lion of Belgian girls to London for the pur.
poses of prostitution; that noblemen frequent
the houses in which the unfortunates are de.
talned; that the aristocrats are extensively
black mailed by persons in league with the
proprietore of those infamous houses, snd
that lawyers sre found to press the claims lo
trial snd endeavor to auppwrt them even by
tayA Kentucky paper says it is getting
to be fashionable in thai quarter to enclose
a dollar with marriage noticea, when sending
them lo the printer. A good custom, that
ought to prevail everywhere.
Six dollars to printer snd priest
Ko sensibs man could refuse
Five dollar, to render him blest
- And one to publish the news!
Destructive fire at Columbia. We
learn from the Columbia Mirror of Thuisday
that on Tuesday night Inst, between twelve
and one o'clock, the large dormitory butliing
lo the Columbia Athentaum, wns discovered
to be on fire. The young ladles occupying
the dormitories lost a good deal of clothing
one of them her entire wardrobe. Most
of the furniture, including aevernl pianos,
was destroyed. Ths entire loss is estimated
at ten Ihouiand dollars, none of which, we
believe, is covered by insurance. It is not
known how the fire originated. J
3F We rend, in La France Medicate,
the following: "Several scientific journals
lately announced a discovery which will not
prove, to be the least curious or remarkable
of our age. Mr. Steck, a chemist of Stutt
gart, has recently discovered a vegetable
substance which is endowed with the sarpri
sing nnd singularly remarkable poverty of
revivifying Ihe capillary bulbs in esses of
baldness. The experiments which have just
been made ill Paria on s number of honora
ble persons, who had been bald for several
years, and on whom this preparation has caus
ed the hair to return with incredible activity
of growth, leave no doubt ns to the manifest
action of this new conquest of science.
y Two loafers in North Adams, Mass.,
seated themselves npnn a keg of powder,
which they rolled from the cellar way of a
store, lust Sunday, to gaze st the ladies pas.
sinir to church. They were smoking cignra,
and by some means a spark of fire ignited the
powder, blowing them both to a considera
ble distance, and dangerously Injuring one.
For th. PoiL
Beneath a green and pleasant shsde,
I ones beheld a lovely maid.
And at her feet I humbly knelt,
And fried to tell her how I feltl
With trembling lip snd heaving breast,
Her lilly hand I softly pressed,
I gated upon her handsome fsoe,
I took her In my food embrace,
I whispered in her ear, "Dear Misa,
Msy I not hsvs ons preeious kissl"
She slightly blushed she smoothed ber dress.
She primped her mouth snd snswered, "yet!"
While sll around wss stiil sa desth,
Mj heart did thump I held my breath
Her tweet blue eyes did toftly close,
I bid farewell to friends and foesl
No pen can paint, no tongue esa tall,
Ths thoughts thst then my bosom swelll
Ons lingering thought of "Buck snd Fill"
I thought of death, sod made my will
A long farewell to earth snd Gas
I gsvs hsr ons soul-melting "butt."
Baa Bossxa.
, O-Rev.George C. Fool, an Episcopal
cleruyman. Rector of Whtemarah Psriah,
near Philadelphia, took his congregation all
aback, a few days aince, bv announcing that
he hod become a convert to the Church of
CPorter's Spirit or the Times says, the
Vermont Black Hawk earned for his owner,
without leaving bis stable, s sum rising S4V
000, nnd haa given courage, grace, beauty,
spsed snd fire lo some) ten or twelve hun
dred eolla. -.Mr i '
young men were lined S35 each in the Court
of Quarter Sessions of Chester eoanty, Pa,
recently for disturbing a oewly , mir.-ied
couple by Williumpisu" serenade, .. ) j
, - A; GHOST STORY. ' i
' "Never bot bnee was I frightened at any
thing Ilka s ghost," ssid Timothy Ty let, "and
then I was frightened for certain. I wns
living on the Upper Mississippi at the time,
but thst makes no difference. 1'JI tell yoa
how it was.
One night, about 13 o'clock, I heard some
one r pping at tny' door. " W ho's there T
I asked.'; . ' - . ' . '
. " "Mosier," replied a voice from withont,I
thought I'd atop and sen if yon wouldn't go
and watch ths coal pit for me till morning.
1 am not very well, and having been up all
last night; I think I had better try to set a
little sleep. - "
Now 1 kos Hosier very well knew he
wss burning charcoal about half a mile np
the river, and not only that, bet I knew he
hod a real pretty gill, and that I had taken a
great notion to her. So op I jumps, hauls
on my eioinee,sno waa ready to be on in a
Blum, uu was reaor lo oe on iu a
nutea. - ! vA ' ' " '
t will not b afraid to stay by youreelf,
u, Tim (" asked Moai.r.Sa we-were
ew nrmuies.
about separating, for hs lived Estill fawtlwr
down Ihe river. . . : . . .;,
"Afraid!" exolaimed I. . "No. what ahnuld
I be afraid oft I have never yet aeen any
thing worse than myself."1 ' '
"Oh, 1 did not mean to say that vna were
cowardly, Tim, but I thought you might be
lonesome, perhaps; and .if' you thought so,
that I had better wake up the Dutchman, who
is staying at ynnr house, snd try to get him
to go wilh you."
I assured him that I needed no eomnanv.
snd so started for the eoal-pil. The night
wae very dark, and I must con less that I did
fuel s little squeamish, but I could , not tell
why.' There was the erave of an Indian by
the side of the path which I must travel to
reaen ifle coal-pit, and It had been ' reported
that wonderful eights had been seen there.
Perhaps this wss the causs of my unpleasant
feelings. . . .
1 tried to whittle mv spirits op, but it was
all no go. The nenrer t approached the dread
ed spot, the worse I felt. When I had reach
ed the cliff of rocks around which I should
turn in s few paces and be right at the Indian
grave, I fell my hat raise on my head, and
then it seemed that mvnaris of little demons
were dancing t'irough my hair, and playing a
leap-frog up and down my shoulders, and
humming queer noises in my ears. I stopped.
and begun to think seriously of Iteming s re.
treat, just then the lair image or Jane Uliz.
abelh Elvira Moaier flitted across my fancy,
and I said to myself, "1'his will never do I
Go back, snd let the old man's coal pit burst
out snd burn np! Why, it would settle the
hash with me torever. I he next time I d go
to see June Elizabeth Elvira, he'd kick me
out of the house; besides," reasoned 1, "what
have 1 seen ! What kind of un excuse could
I make! No Sir ree, I'll go through or 'burst
a biler.' If there'a anything at the old Indi
an grave, I'll not see it, for I wont look thst
Thus saying, I started on at a rapid pace.
The rocks were rounded, snd keeping my
eyes bent on the ground, I had nearly passed
the grave, when a bright light blazed across
the path just before me. Before I had time
to think, I looked np, and oh! great Jupiter!
what a sight! , A monster with a head about
the size of a hall-bushel measure, waa stand
ing upon the Indian grave. Its eyes as large
aa cocoa-nuts, were rolling in its great head,
snd glaring frightfully at me. From between
its huge teeth bright jets of fire flushed snd
blazed serosa my path, liks streaks of minia
ture lightning. In fact, its entire head seem
ed io be one great red ball of fire, wilh small
pieces ot the sun set In it for eyes.
While I stood gazing, completely stupefied
with horror, it made s low bow to me nnd
then raising itself erect, it shook its head and
rattled its teeth together mot friirhlfullv.
Then I funded that I aaw it take a few steps
towards where I was standing. This rather
roused me to a sense or action, nnd in the
next instant I waa bobbing along down the
river bank a little swifter titan it wus usual
for footmen to pass that way. At every leap
I imagined it was grabbing at my coat tail, for
when started, I thought I heard it right at
my heels. Reaching home, I did not wait to
open the door, but throwing my weight
against it, bunted It in. The Dutchman, who
was sleeping ap skiirs, hesrd the rippet, snd
supposing the house was besieged came down
wilh a chair drawn, and crying at lite top of
hia voice :
"Robbers ! tiefs ! murter ! Robbeia ! tiefa!
Inchinal Oh, mine Got!"
Seeing nobody but me, he settled down.
All in the family weru aroused. I told my
elory in ns few words ss possible. Some
believed it others laughed at me, the Dutch
man in particular. He said I "vos von cow
ardly poy," and "got fright" at my own shad,
ow. That there was no such thing aa a
ghost, and that he would willingly go right
up to anything of the kiud that could be
aliown him.
"You would not have went up to this," I
Said, still tremblinc.
"Pesure I vould! Shust go back wid me,
and lei me aee rji-r nince, an 1 II show you
di-re's notlis' dere."
I refused at Aral, but being urged by the
family, snd thinking of June Elizaneth Elvira
Moaier, the coal pit, snd of being kicktd out
of the house by the old man, reluctantly con
sented. ,
We started bark; the Dutchman gating
along about his bravery, snd about how he
had unraveled many a ghotlal mystery, and I
trembling from the efl'ecu of my fright, but
saving nothing. In due time we reached the
cliff. h
"Now, just around this rock Is where I
saw it," said I, stopping snd turning back,
for the path wus not broad enough lor us to
walk eiue by side, snd be wss following close
at my heela,
"Oh, go on," said he, "It makes notling.
I'ah not afraid of terfife." .
We went on. We turned around the rock.
I looked, and there it waa blazing and flashing
just ss I hsd seen it before. I turned to the
Dutchman, to eee what effect It produced
upon him, when lo! he was not there ! A
glance down the path revealed him streaking
it like s cornel sround the rock. This fright,
rnvd ms worse then ever, snd so I set out
alter him as swift as my locomotive powers
would curry me. Being rather the swiftest
runner of the two, I passed him just ss we
reached th mouth of the long isns which led
to our house. He wss fairly noeing it down,
and grunting, every jump, loud enough . to
have been heard a hundred yards.
- 1 had not been long in the lead before I
heard a kind of thumping and lusseling noise
juat behind me, snd in the next instant ths
Dutchman cried out: - 1
"Help! murter! O,mlno Goll it ash got
me! murterl aiurterl", , ..; , .
Up to this time t had been running faster
than I aver ran befoia.but when these sounds
reached my ear I doubled my speed. It
eeemed lo me that Destb waa right at my
heela, and nothing bat (be greatest exertisn
on my part oould save sue, : In Ilia IwMtkUag
of an eye I wst In the house, wbereV to my
astonishment, I foond Mosier', laughing At to
split his aides. Tha trsjth at osce flashed
across my mind. It waa a trick, snd a, rfc)h
one at that. In a ahort time, the Dutchman
came limping up.and than the laughing coot
meoced 1n real earnest; but yoa may be esrtsta "
th Datehmao and myaevf look Out a AMI
part in it. ,,- ;.-.rrp.'i
.The phenomenon or the ghost i easily
explained. Moaier and soms of ths fellows
at ths eosl pit had scooped ant a" pumpkin, ;
cut hideous looking eyes and month la; the
rind, and then setting two candles in it,' bed
fixed It up at the Indian grave. A long string
was attached to It, so thst one eotid stand ear
snd pull to make it move.' It wast,' iadesaL a .
friirht ul looking thing. .The aw fat. scar
which the Dutchman got while eorolng down
the lane, ws oceasioried by bis having run
over s eow that wae quietly sleeping in the
road. Aa she lumped up, her bora accident
ally caught In hlsclothes.snd the poor fellow
had no other thought than the devil bad htm
for certain. '. o- J- t" -
We got over oar scare, tmt I did not best
the last of itssUflg as I remained ha that
region. ' . . i - "
Burned to Cinders. Professor Youqrfn,
in a learned lecture on chemietrv, said: I
What is ths relation of exyeen to the lie.
ing body! Every animal is busy drawing in '
and throwing em sir sn increasing lidsl ebb
snd flow. The oxygen, of the air passes
through the membranes of the. lungs, is to.
ken up by the blood, and carried to all parts
of the body. It does here what it does every
where it burns. Slow combustion goes on
m the body, and carbonio acid and water ara
produced. Thie combustion is necessary to
keep up best and fever,-and the oxygen of
the sir must have carbon and hydrogen, in
the form of .food and drink, to feed upon.
Cut off a man from everything but air, and
the oxygen at every brenlh Will cut away a
portion of hie own frame. - The moat com
bustjbls parts are first oonsnmed; he grows
lighter and more emaciated every hour.
First, the fat disappears, then the muscles
are axsailed, and lastly, ths devouring giant,
oxygen, attacks ths brain nerves,, delirium
ensues, and death cloaee the scene.. Men
say he hss starved to death, bnt the scien
tific truth is, that he has been burned to cin
ders. , ;,. , . , ,-, , : .
HP" The clown at Henglers ctreus In
Chester England, having been noticed for hia
constant attendance on church services three
clergymen of the city presented him with a
handsome Bible. A dully paper calls it "a sin
gular testimonial to a clown." It certainly
ought to not be "singular." - There are peo
ple in wnote dietionury fun meuna sin, and
laughter is defined to be the expression of
wickedness, who may consider thnt a clown,
ne such, has no more business with a BiMe
than s load wilh a aids packet ' The natu
ral melancholy fool hates the srlistia and
lively fool. The real fool who grina wilh
convexity of hia mouth upward, to plesss
himself, detests the fool who grins with it
oownwsra lo please oilier peon a. The
Bible is only oat of place in the hands of
that clown who embrsxles trost money, atenla
snares sua a lb poses of securities eonnded to
nun, singing psalms sll the while, and who
is s solemn, dull, snd drear clown, and
sud rogue.
A Journalistic Novelty. The Prussian'.
periodical press can boast of a great novelty,
namely a political newspaper written in the
Hebrew language. It ia published al Johan
niaherg In Eastern Prusais, and its editor is a
Rubbi Silbermunn at Sijtk. The title ie "Ha
Magid," the "Announcer." It Is a weekly
paper, - and Its cost only 3s. s quarter, or
threepence the single number. The circula
tion of Ha Magid ia not limited to Prussia;
it has also s large ssle among the Jews of
Poland and Russia. During the EniDeror
Nicholas's reign thie would have been im
possible, but Alexander II. has removed tha
prohibition sgainst Hebrew printing and Ho-
orew uieraiure in tne rtuaaian Empire.
How TO Mend China. From an Enrrlish
almanac we cut a recipe for mending China,
long time aince, and tha opportunity having
occurred for trying, we found it admirable,
the fracture scarcely being visible after tha
article was repaired. Il is thus made take
a very thick solution of gum srabic in wstr.
ana stir u into piaster ol fans until the mix
ture becomes a viscous paste. Apply it with
s brush to the fractured edgee and stick them
together. In three days Ihe article cannot
nuuin be broken in trio same place. Ths
whiteness of the cement renders it doubly
valuable. Exchange.
rif One who hss had some experience,
thus defines "wild osts:" "A oereal crop that
ia generally sown between eighteen and twen.
ty.five; the harvest Usually sets in about tea
years after, and ia commonly found to eon-'
eiul of a broken constitution, two weak legs,
a bud cough and a trunk filled with amall
viula and medical prescriptions. .;
Nrwspapeb Outrage. We can hardly
find words strong enough with which torepro
bute the practice, on the part of certsin on
principled newspapers, of giving publicity to
the privste entertainments of respectable
citizens. A man's house is his ensile; and bis
domestic affaire should be ss ssfe from news
paper intrusion as from thieves snd assassins.
In either case the burglarious vilialn deserves
to be shot dead- New York Mirror, , ,
rtf Those who hsve experienced it say
it ia a pleasuot thing to repose in matrimo
nial shades. -
' nf A correspondent of the Macon Gear
gis Telegraph, stales that there is a. negro
vmmanin Bibb county, who baa one hundred
and nineteen descendants.. Sixty seven of
her desendants snd Sena are owned by .a
gentleman in Bibb, snd fifty two by another
heir in an adjoining county. . $ ,
arTha Albsny "Knickerbocker" jives
the following receipt to destroy fleas: J
"Take a boarding house pie, cut It into
thin slices, snd Isy it whsra the insects can
hsve full acoeaa to l. In less than fifteen
miniitva the whole eoboodla of them will ha
deud wilh the colic!"
' - . .. i
(jgrWe cut the following from tha bus
iness column of tha banner, printed at Black
River Falls, and give Mr. Clapp tha benefit
of an Interesting gratis: i . , : i
N. M. CLAPP, Eternally al Law and So.
Ilcltnr at ths bar. '
He Register deeds, males Conveyances
sod plays Hell generally. -
- Stoet wit a MobalA St. PaoU Mia.
nrsota, paper aaya; Some ground wss leased
on Third street, just above our office on
Wednesdsy, a contract waa entered Into for
a buildins on Thursday, the buildies? sraa
comioenerd on Friday, framed on Saturday,
(rested on SundayJ was raised a Monday,
and fell down on yesterday afternooa sll
in Ibe epaeavKJvc jfct . '"' .
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