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BY __. MAUZY _c CO. BATES OF B___UrTK_. The subscription price of the Spectator is 08.00 A Y___ll_, BTBICTL- IN ADVANCE. *_■ When payments are not made strictly In dvance Three Dollars will be charged. am- Any one sending us five new subscribers and $10, will receive a copy ofthe paper for one year, gratis. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTOKT. » a i CA. RICHARDSON. . ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Staunton, VA. Special attention given to the collection of claims, and prompt returns made. OrriCß—No. 2 Law Building. oct7 DR. C. E. HARTMAN, DKNTIST. g__ successor to Dr. Chapman, o_ce<sr___' 115 E. Main St., residence 208 Main St., may be found at all hours, and is prepared to insert Teeth from one to a complete set. upon the purest material, and ln the best possible man ner ; also to extract, fill and regulate teeth, and perform all dental operations. Having an ex perience of teniyears. he feels confident of giv ing satisfaction. All work warranted. Remem ber the place—Or. Chapman's aid stand, sep_-3_ Staunton. Va. SA_l __ 8. S_■___■_, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, STAUNTON, VA. OFFICE at 109 Augusta Street. nov26-ly WM. A. HUDSON. W_. PATRICK. HUDSON — PATRICK, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, STAUNTON, VA., Will practice ln the Courts of Augusta and ad joining counties. Special attention paid to collections. lW>l--tf _ K. GUY. B. _ FABKISH. GUY * PARRISH, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, Staunton, Va. Office ln Sullivan Building 2nd floor, Angus .a Street. dec, tf J. _ _-__"* — ST. QEO. TUCKEB, Lexington Va. ' — Staunton, Va. TUCKER _ TUCKER, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, Staunton, Va., Will pra, tice ln the Courts of Augusta and the adjoining counties. Also in the Court of Ap peals of Virginia, and will attend regularly the Circuit Courts of Rockbridge. ai_2-tf n. k. tbout. w. b. obaio. TROUT _ CRAIO, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, Staunton, Va. IWe have entered into Partnership as Lawyers, occupying the old Offices of the Senior member. The Junior member will aid in con ducting the old business. *5- Particular attention _yen to collections. Jel-vtf 4 H. HjE . Si_E, _. I)., ___ PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON, Staunton, v_„ Respectfully tenders biß proiexsional service* tc the public, and may be consulted at his office at ill hours. Sir-Special attention given to Surgery. Office—ln his new building on Frederics it., between Augusta and Water streets. feb 4—ly 11. ML. MATHEWS. ALEX. F. MATHKWK. VfiTHEWB _ MATHEWS, __. ATTOR SEYB-AT-LAW, Lkwisburq. West Va. practice regularly ln the Courts of Greenbrier Monroe, Pocahontas and Nicholas counties, W Va., the Court of Appeals, and tbe Federa Courts for the District of W. Va. am- Particular attention paid to Collection! nd to special cases anywhere in their State. may 17—ly GEORGE M. HARRISON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Staunton, Va. will practice in all the Courts holden ln Aa gusta county, and in the Circuit Courts of th< adjoining counties. •-■Strict attention given to the collection o Claims. Office—No. 10 Lawyer's Bow, Court-hous< Alley. THOMAS D. RANSOBT. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Staunton, Va offers his professional services ln the Count} and Circuit Courts of Augusta, and ln the Hus tings Court and the Court of Appeals held ia Staunton. Will also prosecute claims else where through legal correspondents ln this and other States. may 80—ly. MEADE F. WHITE, ATTORNEY AT-LAW, Staunton, Va., will practice ln the Courts of Augusta, Rook- Ingham and Highland. Refers, by permission, to the Law Faculty ol the University of Virginia. Office on Court-house Alley. feb g—ly. PRESTON A BAY-OR, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, And Solicitor in Chancery, Staunton, VA- fi radices in all the Courts of Augusta and ad orning counties. Office—The same formerly occupied by hit father, Col. Geo. Baylor, dec'd, on Augusta St., opposite the Court-house. no 21 \ir_7_:. McAllister, W ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Warm Springs, Va. Courts—Alleghany, Bath and Highland, Va., nd Pocahontas, West Virginia. 49* Special attention given to collection ol claims and proceeds promptly accounted for. dec 23—tf DR. JAMES JOHNSTON, DENTIST, Main Street, Staunton, Va. Office:-Over Turner A Harman's Grocery Btore. dec 21—tf 't. C. ELDER. WM. J. N__OH. ELDER _ NELSON, ATTORN EYS-AT-LA W, and Meal Estate Agents, mays Staunton. Va. RAILROADS. pHESAI »E___f _~O_.IO RAILWAY. Passenger. Department. September 26th, 1879. On and after Punday, September 28th, 1879, Passenger Trains will run as follows: EASTWARD. Mall daily ex. Sunday. Express daily. Ac modatlon dally except Sunday. Mali. Express. Acco. P. M. A. M. A. M. Le.Staunton 130 12.45 6.45 Ar. Charlottesville 3.45 2.50 A 9.60 M. " Gondonsville B 5.00 B 3.45 12.00 P. M. " Louisa 5.45 4.21 1.00 " Junction 7.18 5.49 3.33 " Richmond C 8.45 D 7.00 5.40 A. Connects with Va. Midland Mail Train leav ing 11.48 a. m for Lynchburg aud A. M. AO. K. R. stations; also for Danville and the South. B. Connects closely with Virginia Midland Trains for Washington, Baltimore. New York, Ac. C. Connects with Richmond A Danville Train leaving 10 35 p m.. and Richmond A Peters burg Train leaving 10 40p. m , fortheSouth. D. Connects wlih R. A D. Train leaving at 11.40 a. in..rihl R. A P. Train leaving at 11.5 i am. for tbe South Connects with Old Domin ion steamers leaving at. High Tide, on Sun day, Tuesday, and Friday, for New York.— Connect- with Va steamboat leaving at 7 15a. m.,on Monday, Wednesday.and Fri day, tor Norfolk, connects with R. A P. a. R. leaving at 5.00 p. m. for Norfolk:. WESTWARD. Mall. Express. Acco. P. M. A. w. p. M. Le. Staunton 2.30 1.45 8.00 Ar. Goshen E 4.27 E 3.17 10.35 • Millboro 4.52 3.37 1120 A. _. " Williamson's 5.55 4.25 12.45 " Covington 6.40 5.07 " Wht c Sulphur 8.50 6.10 " Hinton 11.40 8.45 A. M. P. M. " Charleston 5.50 2.05 " Huntington F 9.15 4.45 " Portsmouth G P. M. " Cincinnati H A. M. E. Connects with Stages for Lexington. F. Connects with C. B. 8. _ P. P. Steamers for Cincinnati and all points on Ohio River. G. Connects with Scioto Valley R. B. for the Northwest. H. Connects with all Lines diverging to the West, Northwest, and Southwest. For Tickets, information, and time tables, apply to JOHN H. WOODWARD. Ticket Agent. Staunton Va. CONWAY R. HOWARD, \V. M. S. Dunn, G. P. and T. Agent. Engineer and Sunt. sept3o _____§—— OF TRAINS ON VALLEY AND R. _ O. RAILROADS. (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.) EAST. Leave— Mail. Accom. Staunton.....™ .11.40 a. m. 3.15 p. m. Weyer's Op ye 12.12 p. m. 4.12 " Arrrive Harrisonburg 4.55 " Leave— Harrisonburg 12.40 p. m. New Market 1.32 " Arrive— Mt. Jackson 1.31 " Leave— Mt. Jackson 2.14 " Woodstock _ 2.47 " Strasburg 3.18 " Winchester 4.12 " Arrive— Harper's Ferry 5.35 " Washington 8.00 ■ Baltimore 9.10 " WEST. Leave— Mall. Acoom. Baltimore 7.10 a. m. Washington 8.35 Harper's Ferry 11.00 W lnchester - 12.04 p m. Strasburg }•_? _ Woodstock Lf.l Mt. Jackson - _■£> New Market 2-54 Harrisonburg 3.44 ■ Ma.m, Weyer's Cave 4- 12 8.47 Staunton 6- *_* " 9 - 40 " Mail Train tti'rou.b to Washington and Bal timore without change of cars, and makes close ebnnection at Harper's Ferry with Express Trains for tbe West. The Accommodation 'eavlng Staunton at 3.15 p. m., runs through to Harper's Ferry. _«_ T 8. M. WOODWARD Jr T. FrTZ-ERALD. Supt. V. R. R. S. of T., B. _ U. K. _. ■!>•!■> CI RISHED WHEAT AND - __. ) OAT M_-_-I„ We call attention of Imercbants to new arti cles of Ford In this market, viz.— Steam, Cuoked Cereal*, which we have ln store, and for which we are agents It is designed especially for invalids and dyspeptics. m-.r_ BAKER BROS Staunton fpp Spectator. VOL. 57. PAINTS. ♦ - « OT.T) We manufacture v -*-" Old Iron-side Paint ■ kov.<_■>!'. f«> m the purest, IRON-1-- toughest and hard- P. — -.— -i-i | est Lake superior A TNT "-O" orcß - TnU lB - i - B - •*■ •*• ~ ■*" not a patent paint. Patented. Under McLain Process. £*«*>*£*« crude state, is § crushed and redu ced to Impalpable powder as fine as flour, is patented. It ls really a min eral paint—being 100 per cent, pure iron ore—unsub jected to heat or any other process by which Its dura bility would be af fected It effectu ally resists a>l at mospheric chang es, which prove so destructive to oth er mineral paints ,/ 4 / (socalled.) Itforms 0& r acoat ' nB imrervi ,__■_ ___" S QUg mo [ st , nrei whether applied to metal, wood, brick, or stone. Owing to its toughness and elasticity, it doe* not crack, chalk, or peel off. As a Roofing Pal itand for Damp Walls it has NO EQUAL. We say this from an experience of fourteen years. It literally becomes, from Its nature, a part of the material upon which it is laid, effectually cementing and thor oughly stopping all leaks, whether from broken seams or holes ln the roof It lorms a coating that withstands expansion or contrac tion from heat or cold. By tbe proper application of this Paint, and at comparatively small cost, we have impaired old roofs, condemned as unworthy of further repairs, and extended their usefulness for years. By tbe production of this Paint, we have more than DOUBLED the value of tin for roofilpg fmrposes. Mm- Estimates carefully and prompt y made on application. All work warranted and satisfaction given. For Tin Roofs, Damp Walls and Shingle Roofs, and for ail purposes where a Fire Proof Paint ls desired. It never cracks, chalks or peels off—has b_>n in use for fourte v years, and in every instance(siven entire satisfaction. AU kinds of roofing made water light by this pal t. Khingle roofs coated wilb this paints will nev er decay. Tbe iron ore becomes crys alijied, and presents a STONE SURFACE In every re spect (except weight; the sameas slate. Makes them FIRE PttOOF. Always presents a clean and neat appearance. The only paint ln the world that will stand atmospheric changes, without deteriorating. The only paint In tbe world that gives thor ough protection to n„t_ic roofs. It has stood the test for 14 years. One million square feet of tin painted with this paint, in Virginia, during tbe past 18 months. All ln want of this class of work wiil no well to-call upon üb, and read testimonials from the best men and corporations in this State, also from every State in the Union. Tbe OLD IRON-SIDE PAINT can be found, only at our store. Wa control the State, for Its sale, and furnish our own men to apply it. GEO. W. MAY A CO., No. 6. S. Augusta c*., Staunton, Va. Wholesale apd Retail Druggists, L. L. Sagendobph, Agent. JeM , BALTIMORE ADVERTISEMENTS. * » » T7ISTABI.ISHEI> 1816. CHAS. SIMON & SONS, 63 _. Howard Street, Baltlmare, Md., DEALERS IN Foreign and Don ______ DRY GOODS, would call especial attention to their extensive stock of DRESS GOODS. LINEN and COTTON GOODS, EMBROIDERIES. LACES, GOODS for MEN'S and BOYS' WEAR. COR SETS, LADIES' READY MADE UNDERWEAR, Ac., Ac. MW SAMPLES SENT FREE! __. Also to their Dress—Making Department. Cloaks, Dresses, Ac., made to order, promptly, in a superior manner, and in the latest styles, at moderate rates. Orders solicited. Rules for self-measurement, and samples of materials, with estimate of cost, sent upon application. 49- TERMS CASH. _» All orders amounting to (20 or over, will be sent free ol freight charges by Ex press. Parties having their Goods sent C. O. D., must pay for return of money, and if strangers to us, must remit at least \_ Ipne-third) of the amount with the order. feb27-ly MANUFACTURERS OF STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS, ____>.____ AH, I___S A __(___ TAILORING. ♦—♦-♦ J__. _-TJT_Hl__o-l. . MERCHANT TAILOR, 109 E. Main St.. Staunton. Va. I call the attention of the public to my stock of fine Cloths, Cassimeres, Worsted Goods, Vest ings. Trimmings, Ac. My stock consists ofthe very best Foreign and Domestic Fabrics, and I will sell them at low prices lor cash, and I will guarantee satisfaction a-, to workmanship and style. I also keep a full line or Unit- Fur nishing Woods, such as Underwear, Shirts, Drawers, suspenders, Ac. All I ask is a trial, feeling assured that I can please. «_• Give me a call. Respcctfu ly, octl4-tf J. A. HUTCH ESON. TUERCHANT ___!_. Oil IIS G he a dquar ters, m. _\ mo-jamax-^. No. 7 New St.. (Cowan's Old standi STAUNTON, VA, My Merchant Tailoring Establishment has Just been fitted np with a new and line assort ment of Suitings, Cloths, Cassimeres, _c., ofthe latest styles and best manufacture. 49* Perfect fits guaranteed and orders prompt ly executed. Call and examine goods and prices. jy2-tf T> B. URATES. Fa__.ion.able Tailor, No. 103 E. Main St., Up Stairs, opposite W. L. Olivier's Book Store, is prepared to give tbe same satisfaction ln al work as in former times. Special Attention Paid to Cutting. Work done outside of shop. Cutting and re pairing done in best manner and on short no tice. Mm- TERMS CASH. __ au27-tf BARE — SPRINKLE, FASHIONABLE TAILORS, New St., next door to Mrs. Scherer's Millinery Store, and 3 doors from Loeb's Corner, Staunton, Virginia. Ail work in our line executed with neatness and dispatch. Special attention paid to cut ting repairing and cleansing. augs—tf J_ARBLE~WOR_S. s ♦ * VALLEY MARBLE WORKS, STAUNTON, VA. To the People of Augusta and the Valley coun ties: Keep your money at Home is to prosper, Send it away is to become impoverished. M Everything is at very low prices, and lan sell ing Monuments, Head and Foot Stones, as low for cash as any local or traveling agent, or any Marble dealer in the Uni ted States. Don't believe anything to the contrary, till you come and see. J. C. MARQUIS, p, s.—l also call attention to my Catalogue of Deigns of the Wonderful White Bronze Monuments and Head Stones. au_-ly ~DRUGS AND MEDICINES. —. •—♦ » WADSWOKTH, MARTINEZ _ LONG MAN'S PBEPABED _»_IIIVT, for economy, beanty of finish, denira biliiv. ls the cheapest and best Faint offered. G_o. W. MAY & CO., oct ß Sole Agents. p EoTw. MA.V «— CO. sell the Jones' Ventilated Truss and Abdomin al supporter. This trues is nickel plated and will never wear out aud is acknowledged to be tbe best in the market. Send for circulars. octß REBCRIPTIONH accurately compounded and store opened — all hours orthe night and day. qKO w . MAY _ R RAOCLIFFfTS NEVUS SEALS OF GOLDEN WONDER. Literally demol ishes patn. -EO. W.KAY* CO.. Sole Agents. DRUGS AND MEDICINES. tutts PELLS are extracted from Vegetable products, combining in them the Mandrake or May Apple, which is recognized by physicians aa a ________ for calomel, possessing all the virtues of that mineral, without its bad after-effects. AS AN A_TI-B!L!0-S Ai.EDSC._E they aro incomparable. They stimulate the TORPID _IVBB, jnvjggrata the NERVOUS SYSTEM, and, give tone to tho DIGESTIVE ORGANS, creating per fect digestion and thorough assimilation of food. They exert a powerful influence on the KIDNEYS, and LIVER, and through these organs remove all impuri ties, thus vitalizing the tiaauesof the body and causing a healthy condition cf the system. AS A_ ANTI-MALARIAL REMEDY They have no equal; and as a, r esflttacj as a preventive and cure for Billo— i,_e mittent, Intermittent, Typhoid Fevers, and Fever and Ague. Upon the healthy action ofthe Stomach, depends, jjjjpost whally. the health of the human race. DYSPEPSIA IS THE BANE of Ihe present generation. It i 3 for tho Cure cf t_is disease and its attendants, glCg-HEADACHE, NERVOUSNESS, DE ggjgjjggj CONSTIPATION, FILES, ___, jfaat TUTT'S PILLS have gained guch a wide spread reputa tion. No Remedy has ever been discov ered that acts so speedily and gently on ___> digestiveorgans giving them tone and, yigor tqaseiwilftte food. This being accomplished, of coarse fhe NERVOUS SYSTEM IS BRACES, THF .RAIN IS NOURISHED, AND THE BODY ROBUST. Beiag composed of the juices of plants extracted by powerful chemical agen cies, and prepared in a concentrated fonr," they ___ guaranteed free from any thing that can jjgjgjjg tho nipst del icate person. _____ A nctod chemist who has analyzed tlicm, says " THERE IS MOKE VIRTUE IN ONE OF TUTT'S PHiSj THAN CAN BE FOUND IN A t_T QJ &STI OTHER" We therefore _> i v f !u> ,-. filleted Try thfs Remedy fairly, it _ iii aqf harm you, you have nothing to lose, but will surely gain a Vigo rous Body, Pure Blood, Strong: Nervos and a Cheerful Mind. -*rin_9_ <i;ilei-, 35 Slurry St., N. V. price f§ qeinTs. 6o_ by Pruggi6ts liin .\r3rl_ tutt's h___rdte; GbayHaxb or Whiskers changed to a Globs. _ Black by _ single application of thia Dye. It im parts a Natural Color, acts Instantaneously, and is as Harmless aa spring water. Sold by Druggists, or 8-nt l/y'-snr. AH on receipt of 81. Office 3S Murray St., Now York. |7 OLD AND RELIABLE. 1 SDb. Santokd's Livek Inviciobatqb! Sis a Standard Family Remedy for -|»| , "diseases .of the Liver, Stomach __%_ !|andBowels. —It is Purely _^.^.K____. £f| AIVIUf in my practice]! j||jiWls?'and by the public,]! Sin ** for more than 35 years,]! with unprecedented results.]! 9f SEND FOR CIRCULAR.]! «. t w Qaurncn v n loa bboacw-t --. < I■ «• vHHrunU| HliUij NZWTOBKCITYf | Jl AXY ____■ WILL TELL YOU ITS -.PCTATION. ]| _>>_%tl|nn__tn_%»___>nnn__«_i__n_i ____________i_jp__|p____—_gn_s» ,►♦ VALUABLE TRUTHS. wf| If you are BufTertnsf rom poor health, or languish ing on a bed of sickness, take cheer, lor Hop Bitten will Cure Yon. If yo_ wo a minister, and have overtaxed your self with your pasto_l dv- ties ;or a mother, worn out with care and work, or if you are simply ailing; If you feel weak and dispirited, without clear y knowing why, Hop Bitters will Restore- Yon. If yon are a man of bus- incss, weakened by the •train of your everyday duties; or a man of let* Cera, toiling over your midnight work. Hop Bitters will Strensi lieu Yon. If you are young, and suffering from any lndls cretion,oraregrow_gtoo f_t,as_ often the case. Hop Bitters will Believe You. If you are in the work- shop, on the farm, at tbe __X, anywhere, and feel that your system needs cleansing,toning or stun- alatlng, without intoxi* ******' Hop Bitten fa What You Need. If you are old, and your ouise ls feeble, your nerves unsteady, and yourß_„!t!p* waning, Hop Bitters will stive yon New Life and Vigor. Bop Cough Cue- is tho sweetest, safest and bests. Ask Children. 1 The Bop Pad for Stomach, Liver and Kidneys lsl tuperior to all others. It is perfect. A_ DrugglstsM D. I. C. Is an asolute and I tresis*able euro for drunk-l mm*"* üße of opium, tobacco and narcotics. I >U__>_dbydni™;istt. Hop Bitten Mfg. Co. B___, N.T.I !■———■■! -___s________s_r uylt 15 DB. GEO. ©. WALKEB, so well and favorably known in Augusta and adjoining counties, is associated with GEO. W. M__Y _c CO. in their drug business on Augusta street, oppo site the Augusta National Bank, and v ill be glad to see his many friends at his new place of business, octß GOOD HEWS FOR THE BALD. GEO. W. MAY A CO. are agents for C _l __ B O I__IVE, Nature's Noblest Remedy, will positively promce a growth of hair on a bald head. WE offer to families and contractors, and all who winli to paint, PUBB LEAD -/__ri> Oil. At POTTOM FIGURES. octß G, W. MAY A CO. ATTENTION FAT MEN.—Use ALLEN'S ANTI-FAT. Get rid of your corpulency —no possible danger from its use. Send for circulars to GEO. W. MAY A CO. /. EO. W. MAY _ CO., Agents for the UiilTalo Litliin Water, |üßt from tb "ing opts STAUNTON, VA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1879. # POET Ct Y. COSE IU BEAUTIFUL DREAMS. BY GEORGE T>. I'RENTICE. Come, in beautiful dreams, love, Oh! come to me oft. When tbe light wings of sleep On my bosom lie soft; Oh! come when the sea In the moon's gentle light. Beats soft on tbe air, Like the pulse of the night— When the sky and the wave Wear their loftiest blue. When the dew's on the flower, And the star's on the dew. Come, in beautiful dreams, love, Oh! come and we'll stray Where the whole year Is crowned With tbe blossoms of May— Where each sound is as sweet As the coos of a dove, And tbe gales are as soft As the breathings of love; Where the beams Kiss the waves, And the waves kiss the beach, And our warm lips may catch The sweet lessons tbey teach. Come, in beautiful dreams, love, Oh! come and we'll fly. Like two winged spirits Of love, through the sky; With hand clasped in hand. On our dream-wings we'll go Where the starlight and moonlight Are blending their glow; And on the bright clouds we'll linger, Of purple and gold, 'Til the angels shall envy The bliss they behold. ■I. -■ ..I. .— . _— . .. .. LOVES LIGHT. On wstern hills the day declines. The sun sinks low beneath the pines, And where the last ray lingering shines, 'Tis softly fading into night. The tender gloaming, shade on shade, Comes darkling down, on glen and glade What time, in beauty bright array 'a, The stars bloom into sight; Then love takes up the evening song. And memory, kindling warm and strong. Recalls dead hopes in thickening throng And paints the past in mellow light. On eastern slopes the sunbeams wake, She soft »a*s, lighting lawn and lake. On kindling earth and heavtß break, In redlance touched with morning's dew; The dawn's young beauties, fresh and sweet. In blissful union, move and meet. What time the passing shadows fleet, Of night depart from view. And love sings soft the matin song, Afid hope surveys, on pinions strong, The future's blessings itch s.na IQCg, And paints their dawn with preseignee true. Morning and noon and set of sun, Throush all the hours of day that run. The light from heaven, at dawn begun. The waiting earth with beauty fills. A.fj<i naiure smj.les, in all her moods. Through lawn and I__, and wilds and woods, What tin. the heavenly lustre floods. And all her pulses thrills; And love takes up her Joyous song, ,And hope and memory, true and strong, Present and past with raptures throng, And light which heaven'sown love distills! g. EL Gregory. An Historical Tragedy. THE TRAGEDY OF THE PRINCETON INVOLVING THE FORTUNES OF AN ADMINISTRATION. A Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Times, Saul Wright, con tributes to that paper the following ac count of the terrible disaster on tbe ill fated Princeton many years ago : ******* THE PARTY. "Wednesday, the day of Februa ry, was, J remember, one of the most charming of a long series of bright win ter days tbat were celebrated for many years later as extraordinary and ex ceptional. The river bed had been frozen the better part of the month, and among the many lauded possibili ties of the Princeton were the facility with which she plowed her way through the ice on her trips down the river, leaving behind her a track as clear and even as a canal. The compa ny gathered on board the ship as she lay off Alexandria was tbe largest and most brilliant imaginable, numbering not less than four h unused cf the most fashionable and distinguished of the nation, of both sexes and every age, and I am certain that so far as the toilettes of the ladies were concerned they were quite as elegant and, decidedly more sensible than any you may witness at the present day. However, I am not going to argue that point wuh you. There were on board, among others, the President and Mr. Southard, of New Jersey, then the acting Vice Pres i.ient; Mr. Webster, Mr. Spencer, the Secretary of War; Generals Scott, Jes sup, Eaton, Commodore Shubrick, Mr. Gilmer, the Secretary of the Navy; Senator Mason, Mangum, Cboate, John Quincy Adams, Senators Rives'and Benton, Mr. Upshur, the Secretary of State, most of the foreign legations, including, I believe, Mr. Packenham, from England—but I am not certain about that—and, in short, everybody that was anybody in Washington at that time, together with their families and many distinguished visitors from every section of the country. "We had proceeded down the river to some distance below Fort Washington amid tbe utmost enjoyment and glee on the part of the immense company, and the day bad been spent in feasting, romping, dancing and singing, with music that was almost unceasing, and mirth tbat was infectious and uncon trollable. During the passage down, one of those large guns—the two hun dred and twenty-live pounders that Stockton speaks of in bis report-to Gil mer—was frequently flred, to the great enjoyment of all aboard, whose surprise at its wonderful power and capacity and its formidability as a weapon of war. was merely equaled by its apparent harmlessness and tbe ease and rapidity of its loading and discharge. It was a monster that mingled our pride and wonder, our patriotism and admiration, and, in fact, our every sentiment hut fear. THE EXPLOSION OF THE GUN. "It was about half past four in the af ternoon, and on our return to the city, when nearly opposite Fort Washing on, Captain Stockton consented, at some one's request, to fire another shot from the monster gun. The ladies bad been invited below to partake of a sumptuous repast. The gentlemen had succeeded them at the table. Some of them had left it, and with the ladies were loung ing about the saloon. I think the ma jority of the latter were between tbe decks, and tbat tbe crowd about tbe gun to witness the loading, which Stockton was explaining, though quite large, did not contain any ladies what ever. The loadiug completed, Captain Stockton gave the word and tbe gun was flred. Following the detonation, and almost instantaneous with it, shrieks were heard from the midst of the smoke that enveloped the gun and the crowd about it. The monster had burst at a point some three or four feet from the breech and scattered death and destruction on every side! Five bad met their fate without an interval of pain, undoubtedly. Seventeen sea men were wounded and mangled, and almost every one within sight of the piece bad been severely stunned by tbe concussion- Tbe scene in a moment was one of confusion and unexam pled and indescribable agony. Women and children came hurrying on deck, mingling tbeir cries and shrieks with the horrors of exclamation from the men who bad hurried to the scene from every quarter of ship Wives were there widowed in an instant; children orphaned in the midst of their play. In tbe midst of the piteous grief of the spectators and the wailing of agonized females tbe wounded seamen were borne below and tbe dead removed from the scene of their fate. "Those instantly killed were the Bee retary of State, Mr. Abel P Upshur, of Virginia; the Secretary of the Navy, Thomas W. Gilmer, also of Virginia; Captain Beverly Kennon, of the Navy, then ou duty as chief of the Eureau <>f Construction and Equipment; Mr. Virgil Maxey, of Maryland, but lately returned from Belgium, where be was charge d'affaires, and the Hon. David Gardiner, from Suffolk county, Long Island, formerly a member of tbe Sen ate of the State of New York. Captain Stockton was seriously stunned by the concussion, as were also Lieut. Hunt, of the Princeton, Senator Benton, of .vis souri, and many others. Although the scene had changed in » moment from mirth and festivity to woe aud mourn ing, although all hearts were appalled with the horror of the situation, many found themselves unconsciously observ ing tbe perfect discipline of the ship. No seaman stirred from his post: offi cers continued to give orders and nien to obey them with the same regularity and calm precision as bad accompanied the whole trip, while some, happening to look upward in tbe confusion imme diately following the explosion, beheld every flat; flying at half mast, as though the horrid disaster bad been anticipated. "Many were the wonderful escapes that were narrated by the survivors when time had enabled them to control their thoughts. I find a number of them here with my collected accounts of the disaster, and here is one, for ex ample, from one William Strickland, Esq., of Philadelphia. J wjjl rej|d. yp,u a portion ; " 'If I had been one foot further to the right or left,' says he, 'I would have been killed. Captain Stockton had all his hair burnt off and was otherwise in jured. I was immediately behind him while he was explaining the construe tion of tbe lock of the gun and when he ordered her tp he fired, and the first sensation which J _ad was'that j was prostrate on the deck, without the pow er of hearing,' " 'The mental suffering of Captain Stockton must have been piteous in the extreme,' says another 'Though not seriously injured he was so stunned by the explosion as to be incapable of hear ing the anguish about him, and v_i as one alone with his bitter thoughts. He had given the word which struck down those for whose safety he would have periled his own life.' TH- NEWS REACHES THE CITY. "It was not until the morning of tbe 29th that the news of the disaster had become generally known in Washing ton, the excursionists reaching hojne late in tbe evening and the bodies of the unfortunates remaining on board the Princeton. On Thursday morning they were brought ashore, and. at the particular request of tbe President, tak en to the White House, where tbey were placed in tne" jjjast __hi, wnicb was hung in tbe deepest mourning, and from this moment unto the hour of burial crowded with sympathizing visi tors. Both houses of Congrats Laving met at ttji usual hour a-riessage was re", ceived and read 'from the President, after which both houses adjourned qn til after the funeral poseocdefl. J believe I have a copy of the message-and here it is: "To the Senate and Souse of Repre sentatives of the United States : I have to perform the melancholy nuty of an nouncing to the two houses of Congress the death of the Honorable Abe. P. Upshur, late Secretary of State, and the Honorable Thomas W. Gilmer, late Secietary of the Navy. "This' most iamehtabie <_cuprence transpired on board the United States ship of war, the Priuceton, on yester day, at about half past four in the even ing, and proceeded from the explosion of one of the large suns of that ship. "The loss which the government and the country has sustained by"this de plorable event is heightened by the death at the same time, and by the same cause, of several distinguished persons and valuable citizens. "I shall be permitted to express my great grief at an occuirence which bas thus so suddenly stricken from my side two gentlemen upon whose advice I so confidently relied in the discbarge of my arduous task of administering the ofllee ofthe Executive department, and whose services at this interesting period were of such vast importance. "In some relief of the public sorrow which must necessarily accompany this most painful event, it affords me much satisfaction to say that it was produced by no carelessness or inattention on the part of the officers and crew of the Princeton, but ronst be set down as one qf those casualties which to a greater or less degree attend upon every service and which are in variably incident to the temporal afiairs of mankind. I will also add that it in no measure detracts from the valueof the improvement con templated in the construction of the Princeton or from the merits of her dis tinguished commander and projector. "John Tyler. " Washington, February 29, 1844. "As a particular mark of the public respect and sympathy all the courts then sitting within tbe District then adjourn ed, public meetings, receptions, thea tres and all projected public gatherings were postponed until after the funeral, and every mail from all sections of the country brought announcements of «im ilar action upon the part of legislative aqd municipal bodies and resolutions of condolence from public and private quarters. THE FUNERAL. "Saturday, March 2, was designated as tbe day for the rendering of the last tribute of respect to the bodies of the vie tims, and the Capital, with its near re collection of the death and burial of General Harrison, bas seldom witnessed so melancholy an hour. The funeral services were held at the White House, wb eh was thronged to its utmost capac ity, as were the grounds and approaches crowded to suffocation. The procession, which moved about noon, reached the entire length of the avenue, and w- s grand and imposing. Following the military escort, commanded by General Winfield Scott, came the hearses (Mr. Maxey's remains having been taken home by his family on Friday), each preceded by twelve pall bearers and followed by carriages containing the friends and relatives of the deceased. The Senate and House committee on foreign relations, headed by Senator Archer of Virginia and the House com mittee by Charles J. Jn_ers»ll, of Peuu sylvania, acted as guard of honor to the body of the Secretary of State; the Senate and House committee on naval affairs to the Secretary of the Navy ; the officers of the army and navy to Captain Kennon, and tbe Seuatois and Members from the State of New York to that of Mr. Gardiner. "These were followed by the Presi dent and Cabinet, the Supreme Court, both houses of Congress and municipal bodies, civic s.,cieiies and the public j>en erally by thousands. Minnie guns were fired from several points along the route, tbechuich bells tolled and manifesta tions of sympathy shown by the mourn ful decorations hung from every house in the city. Several batteries of artillery from Fort McHenry, under the com mand of Major Ringgold, accompanied the procession, which moved slowly along the avenues to the Congressional Cemetery, wbere were laid to rest all that was mortal of the victims of the Princeton. THE ROMANCE OP THE RINO. "I presume you are waiting for the ro mance I promised you, and you must ad mit that the preliminaries for a romance are not promising, eh? Well, Congress adjourned about the 20th of June, 1844. On tbe 24th, I think, the Washington papers announced in a mere line or so of their local columns that his Excellency, the President, had left the city for a vis it ot a day or so in New York. About the 28th came a line from a correspon dent of the National Intelligencer in New York city:— "Married.—ln this city on the 2Gth instant, John Tyler. President of the United States, to Julia, eldest daughter of thelate Hon David Gardiner, of New York, who loit his life at the explosion on the Prinoeton, near Alexandria, Va., in February of this year. "Miss Gardiner had been present on board the Princeton at the time of the explosion, and at tbe immediate mo ment of the disaster was conversing with Mr. Tyler, whose attentions to her and her younger sister during the wretched days that followed their or phanage were unremitting. It is claim ed, I believe, that he had solicited her hand and been refused prior to tbe un fortunate event; also that the fatal ex cursion was planned by Mr. Tyler in compliment to Miss Gardiner, and, in fact, all sorts of stories concerning tbe pair were immediately circulated and every conceivable romance woven about their heads. How much of tl;eiri all were true I know not, but a few things are certain and have not been ques tioned. And these are, that the mar riage grew out of the tragedy on board the Princeton, and that despite the ar gus eyed press and the keen servility of Mrs. Grundy a President of the United Stateg parried pp a courtship before their face and eyes, wooed, won, And had actu ally married his bride before one of them had tbe least suspicion of his intentions. Special to the Spectator. The New Church and Dedication at Har rison !> urn- Commonwealth Office, l October 20th, 1879, 2 P. M. J The new Methodist Church at this place recently completed is a handsome brick edifice4sxßo; will seat comfortably 700 persons, and is situated on German street, a very desirable portion of the town. The basement is an exceedingly pleasant room ; every requisite for gf_r vgnjenesiand -ornfort;' instead of pewa, 2io pretty chairs are used ; these were purchased by the efforts ofthe childreu. As eve enter the walnut paneled doors winding mat-covered steps led us to tbe main audience room, which is of dazzling beauty, no description c.an equal its exquisite loveliness, '.[be floor is sqpported'by 8. cast iron pillows, six inches in diameter, resting upon a brick foundation, and is covered with soft rose carpet of blushing red and a small vine figure; cost $400. The walls are fresco ed a very light brown, the ceiling is also frescoed in various appropriate col ors, and correspond wjtb th? waljs; a neat blue bell (lowered border trims the edge of the celling. Five large windows of 27, 13x20 glass upon either side; 18 are frosted a light Knk, the lower ones vyjf.a White pafbt;-uff Japanese figured glass form a'window upon each side of the stand, between each window a large figure'reprepeßtingpillow.oontrastflne ly with the walls. The front windows, of which there are three—2, 3£xl6 feet, 1,4;x20 feet, are of various sized smoke ed glass, set iv iron frames. A large gilt edge Bible and hymn book orna ment tiie small walnut stau.d- Three d.fferent sized, marble top stands, and live brown 'cushioned chairs constitute the furniture. Three ofthe chairs fill the position of a sofa. The pews, of whloh there are UO, are of walnut with drab cusbings, which cost $300, they are of a half circle and form a neat aisle around thealter railing. Four costly chandeliers of six: lights each, two stand, and twodouble lamps in the gallery, illuminate and clothe it in a grandeur beyopd the power p.f a pen to paint,a mind toeonoeive.a tongue to tell. A fine $500 organ ornaments the pannel ed gallery, which is but one end of the building in length. Its entire appear ance attests the impression that every thing was done in neatness and order, aud now they have the satisftptjon of knowing that they have the largest and finest church in this town, if not one to equal those in othet places of a larger and more affluent population, The ded ication took place yesterday, at 10 50 A. SI., the ministers entered, a deathe like silence prevailed, and then the beautiful organ, presided over by Prof. H. T. Wartman, sounded forth in sweet plaintive solemn tones: "Before Jeho vah's awful throne," after which, Mr. Eggleston requested tUc gentlemen, by wish o! the ladles, hot to spit on the floor. At 11 o'clock, Dr. McFerrin, a venerable and aged worker in the mas ter's cause, arose and commenced the exercises hy the use of the hymn; "Great is the Lord, Our God," followed by an appropriate prayer by him. He iuvoked God's blessing upon the church and prayed tbat it might be signalized by a mighty visitation of His glory aud that the gospel might be preached in all its purity, unadulterated by the opinions of men. First lesson, 84th Ps_m ; second, 2nd. chapter of Ephesi ansjteittSt. John, 17th chapter, 20th and 21st verses. To this portion of scrip ture he invited undivided attention, for it is the iast prayer uttered by Christ while upon earth: bqt the subject to which he wished to ualied special atten tion was the unity of Christ's Church. He said that preaching is not a device of man, but an injunction of God j for, "Go preach my gospel" Is the great command given centuries ago by God himself, and that there is nothing so good as preaching, for it brings the lost souls of fallen humanity to a knowledge of Christ, which is life eternal. He said that there are some who go to church not because they can have their souls saved, or to be benefitted, but to hear a scientific lecture, a literary ora tion, a poetical effusion ; and'that they go away without being profited by the sermon, and comment upon the preach er's intellectual ability, his intonations, emphasis and various other points, non essential to salvation, and that in the af ternoon the poor preacher is picked to pieces He said that the opinions of man do not enter into nor make up real christian faith ; for, said he, you know that every church has its own mode of prayer, and a man is an arrogant bigot if he repudiates any one because he does not think in accordance with his fanat ical notions: for as you cannot make men look alike, neither can you cause them to think alike; and tbat it does not make any difference under what circumstances a person is converted, for it is all the same, for the conversion is effectuated by the same power, and as in all churches Christ is preached, so they all use Ibe same language in testifying of Him ; and, said he, I once heard of an Indian who, though he lived in America, yet could speak but two words of our language and they were; January, February, 'ihe Indian went to a camp meeting and was there con victed, and getting upon his knees he, with tears rolling down his cheeks, prayed but those two words: January. February, but after proper instruction from others he was converted ; he rose and with a mighty effort expressed his feelings hy shouting, January ! Februa \ry!! January!!! FEBRUARY!!!! His pathetic illustrations brought tears to the eyes of many. Preaching was concluded by singing the doxology. Now, said he, as there is a large amount due on this church I wiil pro ceed to take up a collection, but do not call me a beggar like some do; for a man once told me that when I died he intended to have put on my tombstone : "the beggar died also ;" all right, said I, just so you put under it,—"and was car ried by the angels into Abraham's bosom ;" and that an old Baptist called him, "the Lord's high sheriff." After a few propositions, interesting anecdotes and jocular remarks, the out-standing debt of $4 500, with the sale of the old church, was liquidated. The dedicatory services were short but very imposing. Dr. Martin rose and said : "Let the en tire congregation remain until these so lemnities have passed." Dr. Martin then read the first aud second lessons as are laid down in the discipline of that church The trustees and building committee then came forward and, after surrounding the altar, Mr. P. Bradley said: "Dr. Martin, we present to you this house to be set apart from all un hallow d or common use , for the wor ship of Almighty God." Then Dr. Mar tin requested all to kneel while he read the prayer in accordance with the dis cipline of that church. Services were then closed wiih the doxology and ediction by Rev. L S. Reed. The entire cost of the church was pII.OOO. The procurement of the carpet, cushions, and pulpit furniture, was through the efforts of the ladies—a no ble work—a creditable recommendation. Dr. McFerrin favored us last night with mother interesting sermon. It is sel dom that any people have the pleasure 3f hearing two discourses—each of one hour's length—so replete with lesyningi so profound in compqsftjon, aa apposite to the occasip;,. pp. Martin is an nounced, tp preach to-night. The fol lowing ministers were present: Rev. Drs. J. B. McFerrin, J. S. Martin. W. A. Wade, L. S Reed, B. Arbogast, H. W. Einger, W. G. Eggleston. Dr. McFerrin left this morning; though tie bas gone from among this people, per haps never to return again, yet may beaven's richest bJessings aooompany bira, and may his life be prolonged for PBariy years, until he shall have fulfilled his great work of life, and when at last he goes down to "cross over," may an gels bear bis b!cod-washed spirit home to heaven, and may he hear the plaudit, "Well done good and faithful servant ; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord-"— About 1000 persons were present. Every available seat was filled, chaira were put in the aisles and all comforta bly seated. No cupola nor bell orna ments the sheet iron roof. P. A. Ross [The above letter was written for last week's issue, but came too late for pub lication.—Eds. Spectator.;) A Calamitous Kiss. THE ATROCIOUS CONDUCT OF A MARRIED MAN OF NEVADA. Yesterday afternoon John Meeker was tried before Justice Knox oq theeharges of disturbing the peace and assault and battery. The case grew out of a distur bance which took place at a social party at Mr. Adams' house on South F. street. It appeared that the defendant, Meeker, bad been invited to a little party at Adams' house on Tuesday evening. He attended the party, taking his girl. Ad ams in the course of the evening's fes tivities, began to take liberties with the girl, and Meeker raised a row, wbioh ended in an assault on Adams, Adams the complaining witness, testi fied that while the frolic was in pro gress the defendant charged him with improper conduct toward the young lady he hrought there, and finally as saulted him striking bim once in the eye (eye exhibited to the jury.) Attorney for tbedeiease—Mr. Adams, did yog n„t deport yourself in an un seemly way toward the young lady? The witness—Not altogether. Attorney—Now, didn't you hug her? Witness—Yes by mistake. The jury look at one another iv a-tanisiiment. Attorney—Pi__e explain. Witness—J was sitting on the sofa alongside my wife when suddenly a guest of wind put out the light. After the light was extinguished I heard a noise as if people were getting kissed [sensation,] sol thought I'd stand in. I grabbed tbe lady next to me, thinking it was my wife, and when the lamp was relighted I found it was Miss Clark that I bad bold of. The laughter in the room wa3 check ed by Constable Metoalf. Attorney—Did you kiss her? Witness (after some hesitation)—l don't think I did. Attorney—Why are you not sure? Witness—l won't swear positively whether I did or not. Attorney-_JJf you had been sure it was yoqr wile, would you have kissed her ? Here the witness looked round uneas ily for a few seconds, and not seeing his wife in the court room answered with a grin, "No." This caused another general laugh, and the witness left the stand. He was more than astonished a moment after when his wife was called. She swept out from the back room and took tbe stand, with ber black eyes snapping like a terrier's. At the sight of her, Adams presented a pitiable appearance and made himself as small as possible behind Constable Metcalf. No man in the court room would have changed places with him for a thousand dollars. Mrs. Adams had been subpoenaed for the prosecution, but her husband labored under the mistaken belief tbat she had been excused. The District Attorney must have known that it was dangerous to put her on the stand, but he prohablv could not resist the terapta tion. She was more than anxious to testify. "We were having a little social party at our house last Tuesday evening. I was sitting beside my husband on the sofa when he asked me to go across the room and introduce a couple of people that weren't acquainted. I went aim just then the light went out. Boon af ter Miss Clark, tbe girl that came with Meeker, slid over toward my husband that man sneaking down behind th constable. Then I heard 'em kissing, T told Meeker that it was a put up job, I thought be did just right." Miss Lucy Ciarl?. who lives on North Stewart streets, testified that she was sitting near Mr. Adams when the light went out. Everybody was rushing to kiss the girls, and she thought she would get up near Mr. Adam 3 for protection, he being a married man. [Great merri ment in which the court unwillingly joined.) District Attorney—Did he kiss you? Miss Clark (blushing)—He thought I was bis wife. Tbe Court—Did you kiss him back, thinking he was your husband? At this sally of the court the specta tors laughed uproariously, and it re quired several minutes to restore order. Miss Clark declined to answer, and the court decided that she need not criminate herself. A young lad named Armstrong, a nephew of Adams, swore that his un tie promised him a doll"r to blow out the light when ne gave the signal. Adams scratched the top of his head as a signal. He gave tha signal just as bis wife left him. The jury found a verdict of not guilty. When Adams next has occasion to scratch his head, it is probable that he will find leas hair there than when he scratched it the last time. — Virginia Chronicle, 3 toumon -Spectator. i IM*- ----■■ i-rri_ri - i-ii -i i.i- - -■-■-_■ i- BATES OF AD YEBTIKI J(_ Advertisements will be inserted at the rat* ortJUHr per square of eight line, or le.. for »he first insertion, and -i cents for w_h xub'sequent Insertion. Mm- A liberal discount will be made on adver tisements published for 3, 6, or 12 months. Mm- Special Notices will be inserted at doa ble the advertising rates. _. Obituaries* Announcements ofCandidate* for office, and all communications of a personal or private enaracter, will be charged foi as ad vertisements. Address—"Staunton Spectator." Ht-onTon v_ NO. 6. For the Spectator. TIIE FORSAKEN GRATE-YARD. The western sun had tinged the sky, With a glorious crimson hue, The flowers had slowly bowed their heads, To receive the evening dew. Down under the trees by the water bank, There is a spot where the dead are laid. And the fresh damp earth in one corner there. Shows signs of a grave just made. A few yards below where the old mill stands, The water sings in its rocky bed; But here by the grave-yard It gathers and waits, As if feaj-ing to waken the dead. A little white form glides alongthe still bank, And stops at the white- washed gate, Its hinges have closed on all earth held dear; She must battle alone with Fate. She walks up the path to ber mothers grave, Tbe orphan fears nothiDg now; The little white arms 'round the marble cling— The stone cools her throbbing brow. "Dear God, is there room up ln heaven for me— If thero ts-may I come there to-night,— It is dark down here, and Mama said. 'In heaven there was always light.'" The angels must have been lingering near, For they heard the words whispered there; Aud when the sun shone o'er the earth again,' God had answered the orphan's prayer. Another white stone now stands with the rest, But no visitor comes that wav, And the gate will never open again, 'Till the final "Judgment day." Silver-Pen. Poultry at .the Table-Notes, Steaming is preferable to boiling for tough fowls. Remove the threads before sending roast fowls to the table. In winter, kill poultry three days to a week before cooking. Poultry and game are less nutritious, but more digestible than other meats. Singe with alcohol instead of paper— ateaspoonfulis sufficient for either a turkey or chicken. Remember, much of the skill of roast ing poultry in the best manner depends upon basting faithfully. To give roast birds a frothy appear ance, dredge, just before they are done, with flour and baste liberally with melt ed butter. When onions are added to stuffinr, chop them so fine that in eating the mixture oue does not detect their pre sence by biting into a piece. To boil eggs properly, place them in a dish having a close cover; pour over boiling water ; cover and set away from tbe Are for ten to fifteen minutes. Eggs cooked in this way are more delicate and digestible than when allowed to boil in ibe old way. The heat of the water cooks them slowly to a jelly-like consistency, leaving the yelk harder than the white. Poultry requires skillful carving. The requisites are grace of manner, ease in the performance, a sharp knife of medi um si_e. a perfect knowledge ofthe posi tion of joints and the most complete mode of dissecting. Etiquette teaches us that tbe carver retains his seat while carving, managing his hands and elbows artistically, etc, etc. Common sense teaohes us that the carver has far better control of the platter while standing, is more at ease, the knife Is less liable to slip, and with the majority of carvers the table cloth is likely to escape with fewer soiled spots. To hone a turkey or fowl: Cut through the skin down the center of the back ; raise the flesh carefully on either side until the sockets of the wings and thighs are reached ; next disjoint aud bone, af ter which the whole of the body may be easily separated from the flesh and ta ken out entire, only the neck bones and merry-thought remaining. The fowl may be restored toils original form with a dressing of bread or force-meat, or the legs and wings may be drawn inside of the body and tbe fowl, first flattened on a table, covered with forcemeat, rolled tight and bound with a tape. If neces sary steam before roasting. To be serv ed cold.— Rural JSew Yorker. — --_♦ Words of Wisdom.—lt would be well if we had .'ess medicine and more cures, less cant and more pity, less law and more justice. Deliberate with caution, but act with decision ; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. The conscience has to do, not with fit ness, or expediency, or advantage, but with right and wrong. Politeness is like an air cushion. There may be nothing solid in it, but it cases jolts wonderfully. Politeness is money, which enriches not him who receives it, but him who dispenses It. Virtue requires no other recompense than the tribute of sell-approbation and respect. Never trouble trouble till trouble trou bles you. Do not meddle with business you know nothing of. Too Much Fort.—She seemed to have a lien on "Hold the Fort." She drummed it on the piano, and sang it with variations ore rotundo and per na sum, to the great discomfort of the boarders. Tbe latter held a caucus to consider the propriety of a strike. One of them, a coarse, unblushing wag, said be would t-flVot a compromise. He called the young lady from the parlor to the place where they were assembled and began: "Miss Melpomene, we, your admirers, have just been consulting together. We appreciate your music highly, and we want to ask you if you will not occa sionally favor us with 'Hold the Fort.' " The piano banged no more. ♦——-♦ . English butter makers render their butter more pure and solid by the follow ing receipt: Carbornate of soda and «lum are made into a powder and used. For twenty pounds of butter, one tea spoonful of soda and .-.lum are mingled together at the timeof churning aud put into the cream The effect of the pow der is to make the butter come firm and solid, and to give it a clean, sweet flavor. It does not enter into the butter, but its action is on the oream, and it passes off with the buttermilk. The ingredients ofthe powder should not be mingled to gether until required to be used, or at the time the cream is in thechurn ready for churning. S - ♦ Chin Lan Pin, the Chinese ambassa-. dor, will return to the United States from Europe next month. Yung Wing, 'he acting minister during his absence abroad, has been at Hartford, Conn., for some time, and will be back in Wash ington about the same time Chin Lan Pin arrives. Three of the attaches of the Chinese legation have left Washing ton for New York, from whence they will sail to day for Havana. All the members ofthe Chinese legation are re markably intelligent and vivacious, and are great favorities in society. ♦—♦_♦—, There are sixty-seveu "sure cures" for consumption, and why consump tives will continue to drop off is a mys tery to patent medicine men. No rich American ever knews what he is worth. After his death his family are generally glad to make his fortune pay off hia Uebta.