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Collections and all Profesiional business promptly attended to in Northumberland and adjoining Coun ting BOYER & WOLVERTON, ATTORKlil'S AX LAW, SUNBURY, PENN'A. . B.'Borxn An W. J. Wolvertow, respectfully announce that they hare entered into oo-partnership In tbo practice of their profession in Northumber land and adjoining counties. Consultations can be un 1 in the ttF.RNAS. April 4, 1318. ly 1. II. IflASSUK, Attorney at Uw, SUNBURY, PA Collections attended to In the eountiee of Nor thumberland, Union, Enyder, Montour, Columbia ai d Lycoming. aarraixen. lion. John M Reed, Philadelphia, A O. CaUell & Co., ' Hon. Wm. A. Porter, " Morton MoMichael, Esq., " K. Ketcham t Co., 259 Pearl Street, New Terk. John W. Ashmead, Attorney at Law, " Matthews A Cox, Attorneys at Law, " fcunbury, March 29, 1862. Ws. M. ROCKBFKLLBE. LlotdT. Ronmica. ROCKEFELLER & ROHRBACH. MAIII UV, PKSA'A. OFFICE in Haupt's new Building, second I jor. Entrance on Market Square, 6unbury, Janaary 4, 188b. 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Collections and all Professional business promptly trended to in the Courts of Northumberland ana djoining Counties. Bunbury, Sept. IS, . 11. Punnr, J. S. Jauss. TTORNEY8 AT LAW, SUNBURY, PA. Cieo in the second story of Dewart's buildinpr. ad juinin; the Democrat office, on the north side of Market Square. M ill attend promptly to the collection of claims id other profesatonal business intrusted to bis care, Northumberland and adjuiniag counties. -November 0, 1W67. 6. WaiiiiR JOHN KUJKLB his toibh; P.CH i STREET, between Third and Fourth 6 tree 11II.A !:. I'll IV. WEBER A RUKKLE. Proprietors. June 19, 18ii7. ly ADDISON G. MARR, ATTORNEY AT LAW, JAMOKirr, Northumberland County. Fa. LI. business attended to with proaiptnoss and V. diligence. Sbarnokin, Aug. 10, 1867. ly J. 15. . IIILBUSH, SURVEYOR AND CONVEYANCE AND JUSTICE OF THE PEA CE. ihonoy, Norlhumhtrland County, Ptnn'a vffiee in Jackson township. 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IlEIUENSNYDEB, rORNEY AT LAW, BUNBURY, PA. busineu entrusted to his lptly and with diiigenoe. l.l J.: j, April 27, K7. care attended to JNO. 1CAY CLEMENT, ine in this and adjoining ooantiea carefully ironiptly a'tUuiled to. 1 iu M-rktt Street, Third door west of Emitlt A Oouther's Stave and Tinware Htoro, NIMH I1V VKXWA. ibury, March 81, laoe ly VliOLPeALE AND RETAIL DEALS K in every variety of iNTHRACITE COAL, Uppor Wharf, BUNBTJHT, Pena'a. "Or Jurs aolieited and lUed witi promptoass aai tch. ibury, May 11, 1866 y JOHN P. HAAS, Dca'.or la all kinds'of VN7III.ACITE COAL, MIDLLE WliAKF, BUNBURY, PA., repart 1 to suppi; all kinds of Anthracite Coal iu the buanokii. Coal Region at oheap rates. ordori prow pU tiled. Country onstom re- ,ilTaoliuito.' JOHN P. liAAS. ... lul" 1M9. a"! 00 ALU COAL!!! ATsro. as. bbOTHEh. .evn A 1VlaoleauBl V IteHall avessacra- l lll l i: Ac UKU ASH COAI, to every variety. AgenU, westward, of the Celebrated Ileary Lowia Waaar, Boapf, 4. " wry, Jn- Hi - . t u v. ' n i: it GOVERNMENT SECURITIES Can realise largefproflt by oxobaagtog tbe& for the FIRST MORTGAGK GOLD BONDS fake . UXIOX PACIFIC RAILROAD COilPANY, and the FIEST MORTOAGK GOLD BONDS or the CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY. Thay pay six per Cent. Interest in Quid, and run for thirty years. Principal alto payable in Qold. They yield between eight and nine per oent. to the investor, and as soon as the issue is sold , if not before tbey will doubtless command a much higher rate. As a First Mortgage on the longest line ol Hailroad in this country that Is already earning more than its Interest liabilities on its way business, and vbiou cost nearly throe (3) times their amount, the securi ty is undoubted. lUIRTr MILLION DOLLARS ($33,000,000.) el the First Mortgage Bonds of the Union Paciflc Bail Itoad Company, and of theCentral PaciSc Rail Kond Company, have already been sold. The earnings of the two (2) roads, from way busi ness alone, wore nearly (tl, 008,000) One Million Dollars for the month ot October. One Hundred Million Dollars b already been spent by the two powerful Companies. fourteen Hundred (H00) Miles of the route Ve tween Omaha and Sacramento are made by the Lo comotive, leaving less than 409 miles to build of which IlO are graded and ready for the Hails. We have for inle First Mortgage bonds of the Union Pacific Kail Road at 102 and accrued interest, and First Mortgvga Bonds of Central PaciEa Rail road at 10.1 and accrued in tor est. The Bonds nro roeomir ended to our rci't castious customers, and will bear the tiio't careful scrntiay. The new descriptive Pamphlets, with Maps, da., thowing the orgssriiation, progress, business and prospeots of the enterprise, will be sent on applica tion to. LB DAVES A URO., Dealers Is Qovemnieut Securities, OolJ, otc. No. 40 Pouth Third Street, Philadelphia. November 11, 1868. y Notice in Bankruptcy. 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TALES AND SKETCHES. lookhu 11 i:roit i'. li ipixj, "I knnw lier, nntl n swett pirl is NelHo West.- Why, Grtorgc, she's thi very ono for you. And you have found favor in lier ryes. I congrAtulute you." "You nterln't, tlitn," was tlin sombre faced reply of Lane, "tori am not witless enough to Lars my neck to the hulter of matrimony, if the act is to bind me to u per petual serfdom." "Whnt do yon -mean ?"' "Simply, that tho manner in which Mr. West has' raised his daughters unlit th"tn for the position of wives of yonnp; men in my condition. They have the education, the taBtcs and the accomplishments we de sire and must have, but their habits and ex pectations are fatal dowerics for any poor I young man to accept, 'l liev nave i-o lor tune to bring to their Siuswinds, and yet mint be supported in comparative elegance. The idea of useful employment does not seem to have entered their minds. Work, in their view, seems to involve something of degradation. Ah, well ! I must dismiss a fond Illusion, that was sweet while it lusted. I shall go no further iu this direction. W.nno other man, bolder, or less inclined to count the cost, must win consent from a heart it would Le a life long happiness to call my own." "Nonsense, George," replied his fiiend. "If tho young lady really loves you, she will adapt herself to your circumstances. Nellie it a charming girl. Press your suit, and after gaining her confidence, talk over life's sober realities with her. She bus sense and rit'ht feelinir, and will readily compre hend bow much of happiness is involved in you prudential ideas. A woman who loves a intui well ennuh to marry him, w ill cheer fully aeeomiu.idate herself to his circum stances." " 'Accftnmoduto '.' " exclaimed the young man, curling his lips. "I don't like the word. It hurts my pride." "Pride is never a good counsellor, friend George." "ily manhood, then. It hurts my man hood. A young woman without a dollar in the world, 'accommodate' herself to the cir cumstances of a vounjr man wuose iucome is twelve hundred a year ! You can't recon cile me to the case on that plea. My pride, manliness, sell love, or sell esteem as you will revolts against the humiliation. No, ii'i George Lane has independence as well ah pi adunce, aud thinks their counsels worth heeding." "While I think," answered the friend, "that George Lane is a little too high strung for the ca't uuder consideration, I know Nellie very well, and think her a sensible girl. True the way her parents have con ducted her home education is not favorable to just views in life. Hut love is clear-sighted and strong-hearted. Take her out of her present false relatiou to society, and she will make you, I am sure, a good wife in every respect." "No, sir," waa firmly answered. "Even as I talk with you, and listen to what you say. I grow more rcso'ule in purpose to recede f.'ora a dangerous position. If Nellie win 11I000 in the world, 1 might act differently. Uut look at the case &3 it stands and see what risks are involved. There are two older sisters, both married ; and their husbands' noses, to use a homely phrase, are well down on the grindstone and ore likely to remain there. Already both have gone through the ordeal of a fall ia business and no wonder. "Not be!ng able as clerks to maintain their domestic establishments, tbey were foolish enough to set up in imitation of oilier people as 6illy as themselves, they must Lave stores of their own, from the in come of which they spent with such unscru pulous hands, that more than all tho protits were consumed in costly living. "Somehow or other, in their breakdown, they man aired to keep their Cuj furniture and houses, and still live before the world in what to me is shameless extravagance. Both are clerks again : but bow they man age to keep up appearances as they do, passes my comprelieusion. I hu-e met their wives for a tew times at air. West s, ami they hold their 1 earls as high as queens. I am nobody in their estimation 1 Why, the jewelry, lace and other showy things tbey Haunt in people s eyes so shamelessly see ing that somebody beside tuair liukbands have paid for them cost more thau a third of my year's salary - " "Uut you nave notning to tlo with these ladies," interposed his friend. "Truo, and I don't mean to have anything to do witn tnctn. uut ilo case woum nave another bearing were I a brother-in-law. I would have their bad influences operating on my wife. She roust have as costly out fitting as tuey. ue must nave as tine a house to live in, and as fine furniture to dis play to ber ftiends ; and my nosa must come to a grindstone, luce me noses ot meir un fortunate husbands. I've gono over the matter twenty times or more, and could see it no-different. It won't do, and there is no uf in trying to harmonize things that are utterly incongruous. "Take another view. Suppose Nellie cama into my views of theao things, and turned herself from these allurements. Suppose we, like sensible people, live - below our in come, and set ourselves to make provision for a time wtci ei ptoses would t greater. I would gradually accumulate, set np )n business perhaps, and Hse in a position of some influence in the way of money matters. Then I must consent to be ruined, or writ ten dnwn as a miser or a churl by the whole family. Papa lives on the extension princi ple, just making both ends meet, ns I infer Well, tibt times come every now and then, lie has failed once in life and may fail again. When the strain equals the re sistance, a slight increase of force snaps a shaft of timber. If prtpa gets in trouble and son in-law is all right, son-in-law must go to tho raccuc, sink or swim. It won't answer, you see. I've counted the cost, and thin.i it too great ; I have looked over the hedge before lenping, and am afraid of the ditch on the other side." "I see how it is," answered the friend, "yon haye large caution." "Am I not right t" "Perhaps to. But lovers, whose" hearts are as much interested as yours seem to be, are tot apt to throw prudential reasons of this character in the way of their happiness. They are usuully incliucd to take counsel of. love nlone." "I have seen pictures of love blind-folded, but I think love a false god." "As you will," said the friend. "But this I know ; if my heart was interested in Nellie, I would never abandon her on the plea that you have advanced, nt least not before I was well a.Hured the false life, which, by a kind of domestic necessity, she had thus far led, had so fostered pride and vanity as to de prive her understanding. Be assured, my dear George, that in this you sin not against your own heart, but the maiden's." "I spent an eveuing with her last week," ho replied. "I went with my mind more than half made up to let my lips betray my feeling. It so happened that she was not alone. A young lady was her guest ; a very sprightly, out-spoken, critical, rather sharp tongtied girl of eighteen or tweuty smart enough for twenty, aud thoughtless enough for sixteen. People and things were talked about with a flippancy and freedom neither charitable nor delicate. Among other sub jects, the marriage of a friend came uuder discussion, and the well or ill chances of the case were settled in a manner that made my cheek burn. "I never thought Amy tbo simpleton to get married in that mean sort of way,' re marked the young lady. 'She mu: t have wanted a husband !' 'If a man cannot do better by mc than that, I'd advise him to give mv door a wide berth.' "Nellie laughed at her friend, and re turned a few assentin" remarks that stung me to the quick. Tho prtseut of a ring by the younit husband was remarked upon. Nellie Baid it was an emerald, but her friend pronounced it preen class, adding that no thing but a diamond would suit her ideas. I waited in uncomfortable suspense lor jnci lie's response. It came in these word9, 'Nothing but diamonds for me.' -' "Thoughtlessly said, George," remarked his friend. "Yon teke too seriously the light rpeecbes of girls, who often talk with ouUtbinkintf." "If it was icstintr," answered Lane, "the aubiect was unfortunate at the time. But this was not all. My ears were quick, and I took Irs cvsry inflection of voice. Nellie said many othrr things connected with the subject of her young 1 iend's marriage to a poor yountr. man who cotiltl not afford hor a respectable place ia society, that it would be folly for me to forget. ' Wlieu I left her bous that evening, I drew a veil over ber image in my heart, and I have tried not to lilt that veil since. The pain it is costing me I have not been entirely able to conceal, as witness your observation of a change in my appearance. But I am strong enough to rlo ulmt reason (alls me is rieht. No word or intimation of whit was in my heart have I passed to the young lady, 8 that I turn from her without dishonor. IToaven send her a happy lot in life." The voice ol George Lane (altered a little on the closing sentence, lie was fully in earnest, as shown by his subsequent con duct. More deeply than ho had imagined was tbe heart of Nellie interested as her pale face witnessed. But ho did not return. 1 wo years afterward she married, beginning life with n young husband just in business, who drew Iroui lna light capital two tuou- sand dollars to furnish his house in styic suited to the social grade in which he had been moving. In three years extravagant liviug had consumed more than all be was worth, and under the pressure of a "tight money market" be had failed and was sold out by the sheriff; Nellie being forced to go back with her two children to her father's house. The'husbaud,iu a fit of desperation, went off to California and died from sick ness and exposure among the iniuea. Iu the meantime, George Lane, who could never obliterate Nellie's image from his heart, continued to live a single life, lie was now in business, and gradually accumulated pto perty. The death of her husband, and in a few months afterward the death of her father, awakened anew his interest. Ho km. .v she was poor, and dependent ; and ho learned incidentally, with pain, that since her father's death she was living in the bouse of a brother-in-law, who was not able to support his family. That one still dear to him should be dependent, and as he felt, humiliated, hurt the young man. lie could not bear the thought, and began turning over in his mind one suggestion after another, looking to her relitf. But her considerations of delicacy and propriety were in the way. He felt he could do nothing. One morning bo met her in the street. lie was walking with his eyes on the pavement, thiaking of Nellie, when, looking up sud denly, he saw her at a distance approaching. She was poorly clad, and had a bundle oa her arm, w hich Lane recognized at a glance as work from a clothiug store. Their eyes met and rested oa each other. Lane made a motion as if abont to speak ; Nellie dropped her veil over her face and moved on at a quicker pace-. Ere tbe veil fell he saw an expression in ber eyes, and on her changed and wasted countenance, that tilled his heart with the tenderest and baddest feelings. What a history of suffer ing was revealed. Tbe rest oeod net be told. If Nellie lost her lover when skies were bright, she found him when the raia was falling into the dark abyss of her life, and when painful experience had made her vision clear. On tbe lover's conduct in turning from Nellie in ber sunny days we give no opinion. We only record the fact, and u'i the reason. Inferences and opinions are with tbe reader -and the lesson also. "I have just met your old acquaintance, Daly," said an Irishman to his friend, "and was sorry te see be hn almost shrunk away to nothing. You are thin, and I am thin, but he la thinner Ua both of ua put to gether MISCELLANEOUS. tt())U.' lltt:rN. Some German ladies of wealth and high 'cial position have met in Stuttgard, it seems, and determined to attempt a modi fication in tbe dress of women. They have, it is said, called a commission of painters, doctors, tailors aud dress-makers, whose ""'y il is ."lau toMnvcnt "a new toilet." 1 con''l;r a great boon upon wo men if they can contrive a dress, or a system of r.ross, which shall be sensible, appropriate to the important rluti,., of life, economical, nnd not nply. Uut thid y, nnt b0 jiaif io diflictilt for them, nor half so important for thejrtomfort of women, ns to put a stop to the constant nnd violent changes in the fashions of women's dresses. Tho fashions have, for a number of venra, come t.- us from Paris. They have been adopted by women with as little question or hesitation ns a new article of faith promul gated by tilts Pope ia adopted by the Catho lic world. But a new articlo ot faith is an inexpensive luxury ; a new fashion in dress costs almost every family in the land labor and worry and temper enough to set 'tip a small household. A new fashion brings to a woman of average means many hours of eager study and consultation, many days and evenings of tiresome and unhealthful labor with the needle, and a waste of as many dollars as ber conscience permits, and more, in general, than she ought to spend for the mere purpose of conforming to a new and probably senseless custom. It the Stuttgard ladies succeed in their proposed reform, they will make easier the lives of millions of women ; they will make possible a sensible economy in living, which will bring comfort nnd ease to many hun dred thousand households ; they will remove from society one of tha most serious of its minor evils. Will they succeed f It is very doubtful. Society now a days is so strongly democratic, or, rather, the democratic spirit so strongly asserts itself, that men sod wo men in every station of life aim to dress as nearly like the wealthiest as they can. The fashions are made and changed for people of wealth and leisure ; for people whose lives are idle, and who have few in terests except those connected with social pleasures. But, unluckily, cCstom, not in this country nlone, but here more than in atiy other, leads every woman, no matter what her life may be, what cares she has nr what means, to dress as though she too were an idler; t-j adopt every new fashion of dress, no matter how appropriate, often at the ex pense of comfort, and sometimes at tbe ex pense of decency. A woman's dress is thought beautiful not because its colors are harmonious, not becauso its stylo is graceful, but because it is fashionable. It is in tho mode : that excuses a train so long (hat it sweeps the tidewalk; a huildlo of folds which distorts the apparent shape ef the wearer ; a bonnet scarcely the size of an oak leaf; a stuffing out of the hair with filthy remnants of the wig shops, or any other absurdity or abomination which happens to be worn by a few idle women iu Paris, wbose c'.iiet business 111 lite it is to worry their dress makers for a new "sensation." American women have, as a general tiling, uucommnnly good taste in dress; a large part of their lives is now spent in attempts to make the newest fushinn as little ridicu lous as possible. They follow it ; but most of them follow at a modest distance. They ought to rebel. But that they have not. courage to do. Ask Amelia to wear, next week, in a modest eveuing company, the dress w hich you thought so becoming to her last winter, and to the manufacture of which she gave so many hours which you would like to have seen spent with a pleasant book or in the open air ; tell her it is harmonious in color, excellent in lit, of the most suitublo material ; that it is in every way becoming to her j erd what will be her answer? She will tell you with a sigh it she is a tensi ble woman that it is out of fashion, that the style has changed, that to wear it would make ber nttrculous ; and if bhe is idle and wealthy shef will ordef a new dress from the dress maker ; if she is poor and has a quick eye, she will sit for the rest of the week iu a close room, busily ripping, cutting, adding. deducting, altering, and, at the expense of more dollars and much more time than she can well spare, making the new dress of last w inter into a new dress for this winter, no prettier, most probably uglier, certainly not r',i i .A ri.!i .i,i.i Ji.111wvt3t.a si mi niiMiit 1 n oin'URI IM'tnt. any quality a dress liked or its wearer admired. And so Amelia goes at last to the evening company attired in the latest fashion, but woru out with labor and worry and comer home cross, and with a dyspepsia. Men sometimes complain of women's lack of intelligence but it is hard to attain uni versal excellence at twenty live ;' and h wo man who has to manage ber household, give her children the care which a conscientious mother gr'B3 them, and then, over and above all this, i'iu-t run after the ever chantrine fashiot.s iu dress, has no tinw, no strength, and presently no inclination lor good books, and no capacity for rational conversation. If men had to pay as much attention to dress as women, they would all, probably, be as uninteresting as dandies are; and a male dandy is a much less interesting or intelli gent creature than a female one. What is needed for women is not an ugly habit or dre;s, but emancipation from their slavery to tha decrees of fashion. The dress reformers have made a serious mistake in the attempt to introduce a costume which has no charms to the eye, and admits of no use of bright colors, and whoso sole merit is that it is convenient. That is not enough. Most women very properly desire to look pretty; and they rightly, as we think, reject a cos tume which forbids them this gratification. It wonld be a serious loss to society if they should ever chauge their minds on this matter. But we do not ree why sensible women should not combine to settle upou some fashion of walking dress, like the very pretty, modest and yet convenient short dress which was generally worn last year, and adhere to that as a street costume, tolerating no arbi trary change of cut prescribed by tbe fashion tyrants. Then, if they would1 agree npon some equally sensible and tasteful style of evening dress.snd absolutely refuse to change this style, no matter what Paris or London says, tbetr emancipation would be as nearly complete as seems praticable. With such set system of dress there would still remain room tor tbe exercise of individual taste ia tbe choice and harmonious arrangement of colors, and in the selection of material. It wonld be possible to dress as richly, as brightly or as soberly as inclination dictated, and yet women's lives would be made much aeicr, and a dress once made would be fairly wont out, as a inau's coat is, before it was laid asida cr cut tip and altered. Whet ter there will ever be an "American coaiuca," ia th Mnaa ia which wa hy spoVcrt, is doubtful ; women complain, in conversation among themselves, loudly enough of the evils of which we have spoken; tbey feel the oppression under which they lie; but they have not courage enough to rebel. They dread to be singular; they fear public opinion that is to say, the gibes of the fashionables. Perhaps more thorough education, truet taste, may, after a while, bring the mass of women to the point w here w hat is in tbe modo will not be alone thought beautiful ; nnd where a woman will dare to be pretty after her own way, and not in the way prescribed by the passing caprice of a few idle and wicked v omen iu Europe. A". T. Kceniny l'ut. The Art of i'ocKct-l'IcUlne. Tho late Sir. De Quincey tvrote a curious and elaborate paper on "5lurder Considered as one of the Tine Arts." Ilad ho lived half a century later be might have extended his inquiries so as to include pocket picking in that category ; for an art it has certainly become. Your artistic pickpocket is a gen tlemanly looking fellow, wears neat boots and gloves, always has a new looking hat, and is altogether the last man you would suspect of any sinister desitrns on jour pock- cia. nt- live. in brut-class hotels and board ing house, often frequenting the same house tor years, totally unsuspected, and remark able only for his quiet and geutlcmanly du mcunor. Ho carefully chooses fwurcouipan inns, equally respectable in appearance, to form what is called a mob, each ono produ cing a certain sum to mike a bank, to be used in case one of them fails, (taken by the police,) in order to provide bail or to pay bis counsel fees. Thoy then frequent railway stations, public meetings, or any place where they can find a crowd. A vic tim is quietly selected as a probable find. Two of the mob then place, themselves in iront 01 nun ana two remain ueuinu, occupy ing, as it were, the angles of a squ ire of which the victim is tho centre. These are called the front and back stalls. The unfor tunate victim is then fanned : that is, his pockets are softly padded to find out the one in which he keeps his wollet ; the sigu is passed to tbe operator, who is termed the wire, wlio immediately proceeds to work. He does not place bis band in tuc pocket, that is a fatal error : but with the two first fingers he gently draws np the lining of the pocket to the opening, nnd with it the wal let, and the trick H done. I his system is called reefing. The wallet is immediately passed to one of tbo back stalls, who quietly luongti quickly levants The most dangerous place for money is undoubtedly the pocket of the pants. Again, one of the front stalls passes his arm be for" your lace to touch the other frsnt stall on the shoulder, only to say "How are you 1" but the wire from behind has your diamond pin in bis possession. If possible tbey return the empty wallet to tho pocket to avoid detection in its possession, or the dangerous necessity of throwing it away. For instance, two gentlemen sitting nt one end of the car get into angry altercation, high words ensue, the attention of the other passengers is Attracted to their dispute, and the young lady who sat next to that nice lookiug man at the other end of tho car finds, n arriving at Stewart's, that her purse is empty. Tbe nnSry gentleman and tbe nice looking man are simply confederates. This they term weeding. A corespondent of a newspaper lately lost ti00 in this way while riding in a Fourth avenue car. Pickpockets are necessarily migratory in their habits, finding n !oi,a residence in one place inconvenient. This renders it difficult to make any estimate of their probable num bers in New York. Tbey prefer a locality for tho sceno of their operations that has numerous lines of rail, to enable them to separate in various directions as soon at they have a good swag, and to meet again in some other town. These men stand' by one another in trouble, and are strictly square in their mutual transactions. A cu rious incident of "honor among thieves" is found in the following anecdote : Tbe elder "Mathews and Theodore Hook, on one occa sion, went together to tho theatre; while ascending the staircase Mathews playfully took a bundle of papers from Hook's pocket, when ho was touched on the shoulder from behind by a gentlemanly looking man, who handed him his own pocket-book, apologiz. ing for taking it bv saving, "I didn't know j you was one of ua," and pertinently adding, , til.... 1 . . . c 1 . , ... : . ,,ul" . " ' J,u ,mu" " curry u. ; there." Pickpockets, however, nevef save i e it money, for they are all bitten with a mania tor gambling, and.stranjc to say, arc cenerul ly unsuccessful at it. Their language is mort peculiar, only to bt understood by that intelligent body of gentlemen who hail from Mulberry street, Their depredations on the public amount tn a very large sum in the course of the year, a considerable portion of which is never recovered, from the general inability of the victims to givo any descrip tion which might lead to identification ; titer j never, if possible, allowing you to have a tull view of their face. N. 1. Inbuilt. Hew to Coukt is Church. A young gentleman happentug to sit at church, in a peW adjoining one in which sat a young lady for whom lie conceived e silden and violent attachment, was desirous of entering into a courtship on the spot, but the place not being suitable for a formal declaration, tho case suggesting the following plan. He politely handed his fair neighbor a Bible opened, with a pin stuck in tbe following text : Second Epistle of John, verse 5 "A ud now I beseech thee, nnt as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another." She returned it, pointing to the second chapter of Ruth, teuth Terse. "Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said to him : Why have I found grace in thine eyes, seeing I am a stranger!" He returned the book, pointing to the thirteenth chapter of the Third Epistle of John : "Having many things to write unto veu, I would not write with pen and ink, bu I trust shortly to come unto you snd speak face to face that our joy may be full." From the above interview a marriage took place the ensuing week. A wajf, strolling with a friend through a country churchyard, called attention to a grave, the stone of which had no name or ineriptiou on it. "This," said II ."Is the grave of the notorious gambler.Mr. R . "You observe there is ne name recorded on the tombstone, but I think I could suggest ao appropriate epitaph." "What would you sugpest I" inquired hit friend. Waiting for tbe last trump I" was tbe reply. Tbe Major says, tbe reason that the young lady gave, who first introduced the Grecian bend at Saratoga, was that she wished to have a place on which to rest her poodle dog, when tbe dear little creature got tired. What ia tbe palmy so a to a of life Tbe tisA f otneeiAg gl' handle Cieneral dran p-,1 m- .,.; The following was written ,y General Grant to the Hon. I. N. Morris, of itnoH who had been requested by Mr. A:'-'.fi Moses to get from the General no explana tion of tbe much-talked of and often perver ted Order No. 11. Now that the elect lot is of the past, the public will undoubtedly nccept it as conclusive : GxtftfiA, Hi., fli'pt. n, ison. To the Eon. 1. N. Morris : DuAnStit: I am in receipt of a latter of Mr. A. Moses, of the 8d instant, enclosing ono from you, bearing same date. My first inclination wus to niisaer Mr. Mosec, -.because you desired it; then I thought ?t would be better to adhere to the ruin it si lence as to all letter'. Were I once to em inence answering all political question? fak ed of me, there weuld not bo time betwent ndvr and the t J of November to get through, .Mr. .noses, I think: will readily understand this, In regard toOrdcrNo.il hundreds of letters have been written to me ab'jnt ft; by persons of the faith affected by it. I do not, or did not, answer any of the writers, but permitted a statement of tbe facts con cerning the origi 11 of the order to be made out and piven to some of then) for publica tion, not 7rdcnd to tnntnin the order. At the time of its publication I was in censed by a reprimand received frora Wash ington tor permitting acts which Jews with in my lines were engaged in. There were many other persons Within tn7 lines equally bad "with tho worst cf them, but the rtiffef nee was that the Jews could pas with iiii punity from one army to the ether ; tnd gold, in viohitirm of orders, was ! ti':g smuggled through the lines nt. l!n.i ?a 'A, was repor'ei.. I he order was lar.'ifrt sent without aSy reflection nnd tutuo u thinking of the Jews as a sect or race to themselves, bnt simply as porter who bad Hucccsnful'y (1 say successfully, i'ad t f pcrsistenf'.r, because there werv pV:'y of others v. Hhiu my lines who envieu ' In. ir suc cess) Tia.iitft the order, wbibb gr.'tly inur ed 'be he'.j- -.1 the rebel.i. Gb-e Mr. M ism R'smaiKo that I have no prejudice iair.H jert o- rac. but want each individual to be judged by bis own tniit. Order No. 11 does not snstuia this state ment, I admit, bnt then I do rot sustain that order. It never would have been is sued if it had not been telegraphed the mo ment it was penned, and without reflection. Yours truly, V. S. Cimnt. How to Jcdox Pollthy. As Christina: is approaching, the following hints In regnrd to tho selection of poultry may be regarded as "seasonable :" A young turkey has a smooth lcrf r.tid nft bill, and the eyes bright and the tt .'. nioUt. Old turkeys have scaly, stiff ieet. Young fowls have a tender skin, smooth ler-i. anil tbr breast bone yields readily to the pre -ore of tbe linger. The best are 'thosa tnv. hss yellow legs. The feet and legs., ,,'ie fowl look as if tbey had seen hard service ia tho world. Young ducks f-el tinder under the wing, and the web is lrrsprent. 'fh best are thick ari l bard on the t.r.r; .f. Young geese have yellow I-:'!.;, ev 1 the fett are yellow and supple; the skin may l-o easily broken by the head of a pin ; the breast, is plump aud the fat white. An old goose is untlt tor the human stcma."!j C!K4 iri-:!S, A 4'. ! IFrom the Gormantown Telegraph J RSSDEIUNO I AUD FOR FANHLY UbE. It should bo remembered in the first place that the melting of lard praei'te if, without us ing salt or any tiling tl-o. There is nothing better for melting it than a cast iron pan, but prcut c-c should be tak;i that tbe lire applied is uni.'t rui and no pa. t of the lard scorches. The fire should bo fitted to the pan, or the pan to the fire, and the heat should be as nearly uniform as possible. Let tbe lard be cut in small pieces and use a slow fire, and the boiling should never ex ceed a simmer, and the stirring must be con tinued until the wholo has melted. When this is done, tbe lard is strained through a sieve to catch any sediment there may be, care being taken' not to disturb the sediment: This sediment, which is about two thirds lard and one third skins and jelly, should be boiled very slowly in n smaller pan for the purpose of converting most of ii -o fiue lard. One great point is to prevent tbe lard from scorching, and this can be don safely only by constant stirring. AN OLD HOUSEKEEPER. A w-K-Dcmflisgs. As this is th feasor for apple-dumplings allow me tbe liberty of. saying that tbey can l o made eo that every one, even of delicate digestive powers, can eat them with impunity. Of course I am saying nothing but what every good house keeper must know already, when I recom mend that the doutih, if it may be so called, should be made of about one part flour to six parts of potatoes, boiled and mashed thoroughly and every lump removed. It makes a good paste, and the dumplings can be enjoyed by every one without tho tear of after uupleabant results. Try it. HANN'Ail. Mixce Pies. The following is my way of making mince pies and I think they are equal to any I have tasted : Take equal weights of tender Leef, suet, raisius, aud apples which l avs been previ ously pared ami cored, with half their weigh' of soft sugar, one ounce of powdered cij-o mon, an equal quantity of candied ors-igf and lemon peel, am) citron, a little salt aid twelve bitter almonds blaauched and gt.itd. Chop the meat and the suet separate' r , im and pick the currants, stone the ra:s'ns nnd chop them with the peel ; and hari'v: inino. ed all the ingredient very line, mix then' together, ad.lirg a ii'itmrg grated and the juice of a lemon. A sjIhss or two of w'uio or brandy greately improves it. Line your dish or pattypans w.tli puff paste; fid with the mince, cover aad fineh the edges to gether. Bake half an hour. xc. a. c. Thipb. akd How to Cook it. Trtp !i one of the most nutritous, as well as hrVlth flit articles ef food we can procure. As an article of meat diet for summer, it i untur passed. It can be obtained in tlin" market, put up in vinegar, either by tt'e kit, wholo' r half barrel. We mv below two excellent methods ot cooking it ; Fritd, Trip.-Cut tbe tripe iuto suitable pieces, say two iuches square, dip jam a batter mad of eggs, flour and wattr, then drop jnto boiling Urd. Cook tid biowo. Trip R,U4. Pick the tripe up in strin-s-mis with a little flour, chopped onion, ami parsley; moisten with tgge well Ustea form a re'l and drop it into hot fat. Wher' brewnelitU itady for tho tables-