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The Sunbury American Ik Ptblihhed Evebt Fkidat, bt EM'L WILVEKT, Proprietor, Owner of Tltird St., and Market Square, FCNBCRY, JA. At Uae Dollar taud Filly Co nil If paid strictly in advance; $1.7.1 if paid within the year; or $it)0 in all caHes wheu payment is delayed till after expiration of the year. So milwcriptiou discontinued null I all arrearages are laid unlaw at the option of tbe publisher. Thf.sk tkbmh abk biidi.t aiihef.d to. All new uuscri.tiuua to the American liy in-raous living uulaidrol the uuty tf Sortliuiubcrluud, naust be a ouinpaulcd' with the Cash. Thia made necessary liy the d.niculty eiierieuced iu ooileoUiiK um-aiil sttlwcrip (ion at a distance. Ona inch, (twelve Hoe or if eqarratani in Nonpareil type) one or two inaartioiia, $1,50 ; iniee lAuWIaoua $U0. Space. 1. One inch $2.50 Two inchea 3.0U 2m. 3. X. $3.00 6.00 7.00 9.00 1X00 18.00 $4.00 7.00 9.00 11.00 14.00 20110 40.00 $6.00 9.00 1X00 17.00 20.00 311.00 $10.00 15.00 IM.00 2S.09 30.00 '60.00 '-4 Three inches 5,00 7J Four incha Quarter Column Half column. 10.00 15.00 30.00 One column 3ti.0O CO.OO 100.00 Yearly advertisement a payable quarterly Tranaieut advertisement, must be paid before insertion, except where parties have accounts. Local notice twenty cents a line, and ten eenta for every subsequent inaer.ion. Card in the "Busines. Directory" column $2,00 per year for the first two lines, and $1.00 for each additional line. TCstamished in 1H40. TKIt'E 91 50 IX ADVANCE. S SUNBURY, PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1874. New Series, Vol. 5, .o. 4-1. Old Series, Vol. 31, No. 4 1. jlroffssianal. w M. A. SOBER, ATTORNEY AT LAW ASU C'OINTV SOLICITOR. Office ou Front Street below Market, Sunbury, Pa. Collections and all legal business promptly attended to. JAm: itCAicn. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offlee in Haupt's building, South East Corner of Market Square, Suubury, Pa. Special Attention Paid to Collections. JnVS II. McDKVITT, Attorney at Tjaw and L'nited States Commissioner. Oflice witli S. B. Hoyer, Esq.. in Bright's UuUding, Sunbury. Pa. Aug. 2i,'73. ly. VX. It K ICE, . ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND ACTING JCST1CE OF TIIE PEACE. Next Door to Judge Jordan's Residence, Chest nut Street, Sunbury, Pa. Collections and all legal matters promptly at itnded to. . JERElvTlAH SNYDER. ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND ACTING JUSTICE OF TIIE PEACE. ConTeyancing.thc collections of claim, writings, aid all "kinds of Leoral business will be attended to carefully and with despatch. Can be consult ed in the English "and German language. Office formerly occupied by Solomon Malick. Esq., op posite City Hotel, Sunbury, Pa. March at, 1873. ly. GA. BOTDOKF, Attorney -nt-Lsw, ;eor;etovn, Northumberland Co., Peuna. Can be consulted in the English and German languages. Collections attended to in North umberland and adjoining counties. Also Agent for the Lebanon Valley Fire Insu rance Company. II. It. 14 ASK. Attorney at Law, SUN- BURY, PA. Office in Market (square, (adjoining the office of W. 1. Greenongh, Esq.,) Professional business in this and adjoining coun ties promptly attended to. Sunbury, March 16, 1S72.-1.V. W . c7 PACKER. Attorney at Law, Sunbury, Pa. November 9, 173. tf. SB. DOVER, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Rooms Nos. J 3 Second Floor, Bright Building. SUNBURY, PA. Profession bnsincs attended to, in the courts of Northum erland and adjoining cour.ties. Also, in the Circuit and iHdrict Courts for the Western 4is trict of Pennsylvania. Claims promptly collect ed. Particular attention paid to in Sank rtjttry. Consultation can be hid in the Ger man language. mar'J.i, 71. LII. KASE, Attorney at Law, SUN BURY, PA., oflice in Master's Building near the Court House. Front Room up stairs above the Drue Store Collections made in Nor thumberland and adjoining eouutics. Sunbury, Pa., June S, 1S7-J. II. CAD IV A 1. 1. A DEIt.Market Street, . SUNBURY, PA. Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Taints. Oils, Class, Varnishes, Liquors, Tobaeeo, Cigars, Pocket Books, Dairies, &c. Sr. YVOEVEItTOX, Attorney at Law. Market Square, SUNBURY,PA. Profession al business iu this and adjoining counties prompt .y attended to. Hit. NASSEK, Attorney at Law, SUN- BURY, PA. Collections attended to in the count ies of Northumberland, Union, Snyder. Montour, Columbia and Lycoming. nplUM.'.l gOEOMOX 31 A EI CM, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Offie at his residence on Arch street, one square north qf the Court llouie, near the "Jail, SUN BURY, PA. Collections aud all professional business promptly attended to in this tnid adjoin ing counties. Consultations can be had in tlx German language Ju'Z"-HTZ. ii. W. ZIEGI.F.B. I- T. KOIIUn II. ZIEGLEK A KOllKItACII, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office In Haupt Building, lately occupied by Judge Rockefeller and L. T. Rohrbach, Esq. Collections and all professional business promptly attended to iu the Courts of Northum berland and adjoining counties. Dec. 2. 171. DR. C. M. MARTIN, Office in Drug Store, Clement House Block, Office hours : from 11 a. m., to 1 p. ni., and from C to p. in., at all other hours, when not Professionally en gaged can lie found at resid'-nce, corner of Frout and Pcnu street, SUNBURY, PA. Particular attention given to surgical oases. Will visit rntienU either in town or rountry. Btrffls nrxtj ilcstanrants. ClRAWFORD IIOI .se; Cor. Third and ' Mnll)erry, Business Centre. Williamsport, .a. D isrrf. B. ELSF. A CO., Proprietor. Jsie2., U XI TED STATES IIOTEE, W. F. KI rCHF.X, Proprietor. Oppopjtc the De pot SHAMOKIN, PA. Every attention given to uaTfllers, and the best accommodations given. April a. 1HTX W ASHIXCiTOX IIOISE, C. NEFF Proprietor, Comer of Market Second . Streets, opposite the Court House, Snnbury, Pa May2S,'7t). ELEGIIEXV IIOCSE. A. BECK, Proprietor, Nos. 612 and 814 Market Street, above eighth, PHILADELPHIA. Terms, 2 ter day. He respectfully solicits your patron age. " JanO'7'2. XTAMOX A Ia IIOTEE. A UG USTUS WALD, Proprietor, Georgetown North'd County, Pa., at the Station of the X. C. R. W. Choice wines and cigars at the bar. The table is enpplied with the best the market afl'ords. Good stabling and attentive ostlers. i3lI EESR EST A I It A XT, LOU ISHU M M EL, Propricto' . Commerce St., SHAMOKIN, PKNN A. Having Just refitted the ktove Saloon for the accomodation of the public, is low prepared to serve liis friends with the Ie6t rcfrcshuituls, and fresh Lager Beer, Ale, Porter, and ail other malt tnns. business iTarbs. W. S. ItUOAI. i. rACKFR HAt -TTT S. RIIOADS A CO., m KETAii. KEAi.rits or ANTHRACITE COAL, SUNBURY, PENN'A. Orri' E with Haas, Faf.i.t o; Co., Orders left at ScasUoltz & Bro's., office Market treet, will receive prompt attention. Country ustom respectfully solicited. Feb. 4, 1S71. tl". AXTIIKACITE COAL! VAEEXTIXE DIETZ, Wholesale and Retail dealer in every variety of ANTHRACITE COAi, UPPER WHARF, SUNBURY, PENN'A. All kinds of Graiu taken in exchange for Coal. AJrdcrs solicited f.nd die promptly. Orders left .tit S. F. NeTin' Confectionery Store, on Third Treet, will recieve prompt attention, and money reeeiptedfor, the same as at the office. DEXTISTRV. (iEORGK M. ItEXX, ill &niijirmn8 JiiiihUiifj, Muriel Square, ScNBCKr, Ti.., 1 prepared tc do all kinds of work pertaining to Dentistry. He keeps constantly on baud large assortment of Teeth, and other Dental material, from which he will be able to select, ad meet, the wants of his customers. Ml wore warranted to give satisfaction, or else Ihe i"nev refunded. The v-ry Mouthwash and Tooth-Powders Jul, on A-M. Ilis rc'ees are the numerous patrons for whom be ba -,rfced for the last twelve years. Snuburyjvpji 172. COAE! 'J'A'i-OAE!--fJRANT BROS., SUirpers and Uo ,(J (loweh yfAh, SUNBURY, PA. rill receive prompt' J trders wi -Mition. XEW COAE YAK Olll VERY BEST OP OAI-y ( , a.. nd Nut. constantly on band Grain Ukentaexchang. forCoaL cxDWALLADEB. Stmbnry, 3m. 15. 1870. tf- Jch bbtrtiscmcnts. H9.000 I GIFTS. A (J rand Gift Concert. A (iliANft lilKT ONl'KIfT will be jfiven ut Siiutiury, Pa., by the Iudcindtut WASHINGTON KT1CAM FIUE COMPANY, Ou MONDAY, FEIUtL'AKY 2M, 1H74. The objvrt of thin enterprise is for the purpose of se curing a Si earn Fire Kiiriup, which will be an advautnije to all neighboring towns acccHsiiii ny rail, lrom tne iacc that it will lie an independent Company. And a. we have never failed to discharge our duly when called up- on, we certainly will le able to accomplish niore good wilh the aid of a steamer. There in no li-oiTtuiin niiu ieeu large and email towns wilhiu thirty miles of Kunbiiry, all of which can lie reached by railroad, thus affording the facility of awestiug any oi those places in l"s than an hour s time; while ai the same time our town will not be unprotected. Our project lieiug a laudable one, we feel confident that all the tickets will Ik' disposed of liy the tun. above named for drawing. TIIE FOLLOWING 18 A LIST OF OIFTS: OXH GRAND GIFT OF $1,000 " " tK) 4 41 6I0 " " fill!) i i , Him) ' Gift f 10 Gifts of $M.m 40 GifiM of a.i.tlii looGiftaof lo.on 200 Gilt of 5.00 mm Gifts of i.iio l.ooo tints of l.oo 211 , liaj 1,0110 1,000 1,H00 1.4hW 1,1)00 1,11110 1.K57 Total r'.ouo This eiitei-prise is no individual siK-ctilatiou. such a house, lots and furniture put up at fabulous prices. Tbe holder of a successful ticket will receive hs GIFT in CASH. There will lie i,iksi Ticket of Admission to this Con cert, at fl.im each, and at the time above stated the f.i,nio in i 'ASK Gitis will be distributed. PLAN OF lilSTllIlil TION. Twenty thousand uuniliers, rcpreseutiii" and corres ponding with fhose ou the receipt iHaw-d, will lie placed iu one wheel and cards endowed with the names of the Premiums iu sealed boxes will placed iu another. From these mhcel, a number and oue of theabove nam ed inacriU-d card will lie taken simultaneously. The number so drawn from the one whael secures the pre mium designated by the card taken at the same time troiu the other. Tuis ojieration will he performed by a blind -rsoii, aud continued until Kighteen Hundred aud l'itty-Seveu Premiums are exhausted. It ia evident that by thi" process, fraud or favortism will Is? imiKjssi ble. F.very jiersnu holding a ticket will be entitled to admisKiou into the Concert. All (lifts l'aid in CASH without discount. Money can be sent for Tickets iu registered letters, or Pot office Money orders, or by hxprcs at our rink. If deired, Tickela will I mil by Express, C. l. 1. Tne following getitlcnieu ha-e kindly consented to act as I'mitces tor the above Gift Concert : S. V. Wolvcrtou. lq., IHi-ector I. II. and W. It. R. ; Geo. Hill, Attorney ut Law ; Hon. W. L. Hewart, ex meniUT ot Congress'; Win. 1. Grecuough, Iq., lireo tor First National Bank of Suubury ; Jonu Haas, lUq., ditto; Ira T. Clement, Lumberman; Wm. T. Grant, Cod Mrrchiilit, Sunbiirj". Tne almve named gentlemen are highmiuded aud honorable men. who would not lend their names and give their a-:H!:tiMe to anv imworthv obict. SAM'L S. HKNIilUCKS, GKO. M. ItKNS, WM. II. MILLF.K. LKV SKASHOI.TZ, l'HILII' M. SIIIMiKU t'ommittee. All ciiiiniuiiicaiii.il. cheerfully answered. Address, in ail Ca---. I'HILIP M. SHINDKU S. S. Ksut.h, CtirresjioudiuR Se-retary. Tnsui-er of fund. Suubury, Pecenilier I'A lh7:t. 1307. RIGHTER & GASKILL, 1307. DE.VI.KRS.IX American anil French Window Glass, Crjst.il Sheet, Rough Plate, Colored, ;Efisineled and Ornament.tl Glass, 1307 Market Street, Philadelphia. January 11, 1S73. ly. DEPOT EATTXC. IIOI'SE. fS. E. Corner of Arch aud Third Streets,! Opposite the Depot, S U X B U R Y, P E X X ' A . Tom as .llrUaw, Proprietor. OYSTERS, Hot Coff.-e, Sandnitclies, Bread & Butter, Hani. Vc.. t-erved tip in the licst style. Passengers leaving ill the early trains will be furnished with refreshments, hot cotl'ee, tc. The eating room ill lie conducted on strictly temperance principles, and every ctfort made to keep it neat aud attract i v. LADIES are invited to cail. Rcfrohmctits and hot meals fun-Mied to resi dents as well us travelers. The patronage of the public is lesjiectfully so licited. T1IOS. Me(i AW. Siinburv. Dcr. T.l. 1 ST::. It. "WINTER ON EAST VAUKHT ST., NEAR THE C1TT IIOTri, 1HIKT, PA., now ojien, all the novelties of the season in I RIBBONS, VELVETS, SILKS, FLOWERS, FEATHERS, ETC., trimmed and unt thinned HATS AXD'ltOXXETS. Notions in every variety, call and examine the fine assortment and leant the low prices. Also, Dressmaking of the latert and most fashionable style. MISS AMELIA HANCOCK, Snnbury, Pa., Oct. 17, ls73. EARLY FA EE STYLES. A full line of Millinery ootlw from New York and Philadelphia, now open at MISS M. L. GOSSLER'S M1EE1XERV STORE, trimed and unt rimed BONNETS AND HATS, Flowers, Ribbons, Collars, Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, Neckties, and a ircncral variety of MILLINERY GOODS selected with ereat care from the leadi ig im porting houses in New York and Philadelphia, ut MISS M. L. GOSSLER, Fourth Street, below the S. V. R. R. Every effort will lc made to please thoe wjo favor her with their patronage. October 1S73. , 1S7S. FALL SEASON, 1S73. MIEEIXERY A X D FAXCY GOODS. now open, FALL STYLES. Trimmed Hats and Bonnets, Plumes, Feathers. Ribbons, Crape Veils. Crape, Crape Hats itoJ aiounets, Bridal Hats and a full as sortment f the latest ft vies iu MIEEIXERY, TRIMMINGS OF ALL KINDS. Glow, Collars, Cutis, and every fashionable article of ladies' wear. Call and see the new ,4 vies of Goods at MISSL. SIIISSLER, Market Square, Sunbury, Pa. October 3, ls7. FA EE MIEEIXERY GOODS From FROM NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA, BONNETS & HATS, TRIMMED AND UNTRIM M ED. an extensive assortment of Fancy Goods at MISS L. WEISEirs MILLINERY STORE, Makket STitr.p.T, Brrnritv, Pa. My stock of Spring good.s is unusually large, and varied, comprUinir the latent mid most at tractive styles, selected with care lrom the lead ing importing houses and adapted for t he ;ireseut season. October 3, 1S7H. MISS L. WEISF.R. WIXTER NT TEES. A MAGNIFICENT STOCK Til i9 of Trimmed Hats ai J 1? I'l'inics, Feathers, Rib r; !' Veils, Crape, Cr.iic Ha and Bonnets, bbons, Crape I, .In n..n i " ni ts. Bridal Hats and Bonnets. and a full assortment of tie latent styles in M I L L I X I! V AT Mis M. L. GOSSLER'S. Fourth St., below the S. V. R. R. Every effort will be made to please those who favor her with their patronage. Sunbury, Xov. 7, 1873. NEW GOODS for FALL AND WINTER nt niHH Knle Itlark't. Market Square, Sunbury, Pa. LADIE'S DRESS GOODS of every otyle and quality. . WOOLEN GOODS of every tiiscription, Fancy Goods, Notions and Trimmings a specialty. TOILET 80APS AND PERFUMERY. .The finest assortment of Ladies' goods. u jvbody is invited to call and see them ''l, 1S73. and -fc'4r.iV Altai fish frnximmmU. " TIIETRIBCX E FOR 1S7J. A year ago the editor of the Tribune promised to make this journal during 1S73 a much more valuable and complete newspaper than it had ever been before. Its facilities for the collection and transmission of intelligence from all parts of the world had been largely increased ; its staff of editors, correspondents and reporters, had been strengthened by the engagement of some of the ablest men in the profession ; and the editor was resolved to spare neither pains nor money in the effort to make Tun Tkii'.usk the very first news paper iu the warld. It Hitits to the achievements of the last twelve months with pardonable pride. While Tub Tribi ne has retained ail the excellent fea tures that made it such a favorite in former days it has exhibited un enterprise and an uOnteiiess in its news department which have been the wonder of all its old friends. Remembering that the chief function of a daily journal is to give its leaders the fullest, the best arranged, the most attractive, and the most readable history of the occurrences, of the time, it has devoted its best energies to this business, aud its success has been universally recognized aud applauded. The year has been fruitful of startling events, and every incident has found in The Tkiiiuxe its promptest, most accurate, and most perfectly equipped historian. A Tribune corrcspoodcul was the only civilian who witnessed the surren der of the Virginias, and his picturesque descrip tion of that transaction, transmitted by tele graph, is the only account the public has yet seen an incident upon which depended for many weeks the question of peace or war. The Tri bune published the only full and exhaustive ac couht tiy Atlantic telegraph of the terrible Ville du Havre disaster, giving all the incidents of that catasttophe ten days before other journals received them by the slow course of the mails. It distanced nil competitors iu its thrilling story by cable of the adventures of the Polaris casta ways. It anticipated every other paper in the country, and even the Government itself, by its graphic narratives of Custar"6 battles on the Yellowstone. The elaborate and deeply interest ing letters of i:s special correspondent in the West gave the only complete account of the Far mers' Movemert ever published in an Eastern pajier. The reports of The Tkiiu'ne presented the important proceedings of the Evangelical Alliance in this city with a fullness and accuracy everywhere the subject of enthusiastic praise. During the panic its daily history of Wall street made it absolutely indispensable to business men; aud its special correspondents afterward de scribed the condition of affairs in the manufac turing districts with an ability which no other paper seriously rivaled. While it never can be a neutral in politics, The Tkibcne is cutirely independent of all par ties and partisans. It believes that the mere or gan of a clique cannot be a thoroughly good newspaper, and cannot be trusted for impartial and just comment tiinin current events. It main tains wilh the old fervor uud will always defend the Republican principles of equality fiid justice with which, under the control of its illustrious founder, Horace Gkeelet, it was for over thirty years identified. But it values parties solely ns means for procuring honest government on sound j principles. 1 hat there is a popular appreciation of that sort o( independent, vigorous, enterprising, and high-toned journalism of which The Tribi ne is now the chief representative iu this or tiny other country, is sufficiently proved by the results of the past twelve mouths. 1 he close of ISi3 finds this paper more prosperous than it has been at any previous period of its history, and the new year opens for it with the most brilliant pros pects. In a short tune Us mechanical facilities will surpass those of any other journal in the world ; and on the completion of its new and magnificent building it will be enabled to intro duce various improvements of the most impor tant character. THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. The Semi-Weekly Tumi ne has grov n very ri pidly in public favor of late. In addition to a careful summary of the news it contains all the best of the f reign and domestic correspondence and lending articles of the Daily : It gives spe cially the scientific intelligence (including the proceedings of all Amerienn scientific societies.) mith the best of the book reviews, and the mis cellaneous matter lelatiug to education, the arts, religion, Ve. It has all the commercial news and market reports ; all the agricultural articles of the Weekly ; and gives, moreover, regularly a serial work of fiction, presenting in the cour.-c of the year three or four of the productions of the moi-t popular novelists. As it takes only a few acieet advertisements, it is enabled togivean un usually large proportion of reading matter, and maybe called, considering the extent and vatic ly of its contents, the cheapest newspaper in the world. It is published every Tuesday aud Fri day, and reaches nearly every post ffice cast of the Mississippi within one or two days of its is sue. THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE. The Weekly TRint NB lias been for the space of a generation the Farmer's favorite paper. Be sides a complete condensation of the uews of the week, a selection of literary and miscellaneous reading, and a full page of the best editorials from the Dally, it contains in every number a greater amount of agricultural matter than is fur nished by any distinctively agricultural paper. This is prepared expressly for its columns by the best agricultural writers aud practical far mers in the United States ; and as its contribu tors are iu every part of the country It will be found equally valuable in New-England, lu the South, oi the Pacific shqie, or in the Mississippi Valley. Great attention is paid to all subjects connected with the Farm,' the Garden, and the Household, and some of the original articles eve ry week arc illustrated with wood-cuts. The market quotations of farm produce, cattle, pro- visions. iireaiiMuua, urv kooii;, huh n.i kiiios cu i i a l . n :.. i : i merchandise, are exceeding full and scrupulous- s lapstone and allowing his hani- lv accurate. The utmo.-t care is tH-stowcd upon mer to fall at his feet. "It's a hard Strug the typographical arrangement of the paper, a.ni ( , having, and if it wasu't sinful 1 the print i always r!ear una ulble am! irniiT- " ally larger than that of any other New-York pa per. THE TRIBUNE EXTRAS. A new feature has been added to Auietieau journalism by the valuable Tnint ne Extra sheets which have attained such an extraordinary lop tilarity during the past year. They present the fresh fruits of the best intellects of this and oth er countries, the most remarkable lectures, the most valuable scientific and geographical re searches, at a merely nominal price. In the se ries of 14 Extras already published will lie found, reprinted for the most part from the columns of the daily Titint ne, some of the latest lectures of Agassix, Tyndall.nud Bi-eeher ; the explorations of Prof. H.tvden. the full historv a;.d description of the Farmers Movement, the Iwst lessons of the great Vienna ExK)sit ion, and the compU te report of the pniceediiigs .f the Evangelical AI-! liauce. Hall a million of the Extras have alrea- dy been sold, and the demand for them is sleadi- Iy iiierctisin. TERMS OF THE 1 Itlilt NK. f io K) v: .o Daily (by maii ) 1 year , Semi Weekly, 1 year Five copies, 1 year Ten copies (und one extra.) 1 year... - x erkly, 1 year 2 00 Five copies, 1 year 7 50 Ten copies, 1 year 12 50 Twenty eopies, 1 vear 22 00 Thirty eopies .". :!0 00 Each person procuring a club of ten or more subscribers is entitled to one extra Weekly, und of fifty or more to a Semi-Weekly. Papers addressed separately to each member of Clubs will be charged ten cent additional to the above rates. -f Specimen copies of either edition of The Tribune and circulars giving full details of the contents of each Extra sheet, sent If'- toanyad diess in the United Slat. . J-?"A1I remittances at tender's ri-k. unless by draft on New-York, postal order, or iu register ed letter. Address THE '1 RIBUXE, New-York. "THE GREAT SOUTH." A Si hjrw OF Il.M'HTKATF.lf I'API'.UK IN MSr HI UN Kit's" Muni hey ror. 174. lit Kiwaki Kino. With M nr.il P I LLI'KTKATIONM BY CHAFKKV. Thin frii of miicltn wan twtftm in th iwue of Kcrib uer'H Monthly for Novfmlier, 1k73, aul will lie rNmtinm'U from month ti mouth uutill Ihiii l-r 1m74. The arti cle alrfudv it.aifi have orrupid more than a year of mi infant iiii'l miuti;kiii(f Ptmly, by )rac1ic-iil Jotirnal int, who hiti tnm far vit-itri nearly every rny and towu of hni-orl.. ti in the Southern state ; talked with men of all rlrtt-M- aud condition ; rurelully invetigatf d all man nf act uring entervriw and uite ; collated ntat.nt.ct; studied the eouiMCMif K)UticM in each State win ron strurtion ltruu ; explored rivers, and penetrated into mountain region. heretofore rarely viitd by Xortherii men. He bait Iteeu aceompanid during tbe entire Journey by a coiiHcieiitiuUM aud talented art int. the uprightly Cbupuey. pupil aud friend of that diMiiiguitdied French nmu, Kdmour.rd Frere, the prince of the wbool, of ftpm pathetic art hi Furn; and thi artist has made iwveral thorough and finished Htudiea of Southern tyiea of men and thinga, which iu due time will all lie pre aiitel to the radePof Scrilmer'a Monthly. The friends of tbe magazine have already bad an earnest of what thy may eipeet iu tbe line of pirtnren in November, Icemler, January, and February number, wbne il luat ration a are mu verbally pronounced aa the bent ever pretteiited iu an American magazine. The varied Htae4t lite of New Orleans, tbe wild pauorama of the M.wMHHippi river, the Herni-Hpanish ruHtomen and man lier of Wentern Texan, and the rude Rrene of the Southwestern frontier, have tbiw far lieen presented, and are to be followed by a aerie of beautiful sketches, illiiKtrative of Southern mountain life and character. The February Scriburr, coiitaiu the ftecond of the paper entitled ;limwe of Texa, ilhmtrated the lileof Northern upland and mint hern eoHtot Iaaaud Hlvetou, aud treats largely of the commerce and in dun trial progrcwa of tbe State. GIVEN AWAY 1 ! For only 35 els., free by mail. An elegantly per fumed Sachel. Odor delightful, sure to please Agents Wanted. Make big pay. FLECIIERE Perfumer, 141 Cbambcr4 St.. X. T. J16.4w deleft iJoctrn. XOItODY'S CIIIED. Alone in the dreary, pitiless street, With my torn old dress and my bare cold feet, All day I've waudcrcd to and fro, Hungry and shivering and no where to go. The nights coming on in darkness and dread, And the chill sleet beating npon iny bare head ; Oh, why docs the wind blow upon me so wild, Is it because I'm nobody's child ? Just over the way there's a flood of light, And warmth and beauty and all things bright ; Beautiful children, in robes so fair, Are carolling songs in rapture there. I wander if they in their beautiful glee, Would pity a poor little beggar like me. Wandering alone in the merciless streets, Naked and shivering and nothing to eat. Oh ! what shall I do when the night comes down, In its terrible blackness all over town, Shall I lay me down 'neath the angry sky, On the cold, hard pavement alone to die. When the beautiful children their prayers have said, And mammas have tucked them up snugly in bed ; Xo dear mother ever upon tne smiled, "a Why is it, I wander, I'm nobody's child. No father, no mother, no sister not one Iu all the world loves me, e'en the little dogs run When I wander too near them, 'tis wondrous to 6ce, How everythiug shrinks from a beggar like me. Perhaps 'tis a dream, but sometimes when I lie Gazing far np in the dark blue sky, Watching alone some large bright star, I fancy the beautiful gates are ajar. And a host of white-robed nanieles things. Come fluttering o'er me in gilled wings, A hand that is strangely soft and fair, Carrcsscs geutly my tangled hair. Aud a voice like the carol of some wild bird, The sweetest voice that was ever heard, Calls me many a dear pet name, Till my heart and spirit are all alame. Aud tells me of such unbounded love, And bids me come up to their home above, r And then with pitiful, sad surprise, They look at me with their sweet blue eyes. And it seems to tne out of the dreary night, I'm going up to the world of light, And away f-om the hungry and storms so wild, I am sure I shall then be someliodv's child. From the Baltimore Weekly Sun. TIIE FAK.nER'S HAD El CK. BY .1. II. HEWITT. Gregory IMcCampbell was au industrious and lxjiscverin;; binall farmer and shoe maker of .Scotch desceut, and a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. His giandfallur was cue of the early pioneers of the valley of the .Shenandoah, and pur chased a small tract of laud iu 1'ockiiigham county, Va., which, after contesting his right in many a bloody battle with the Shawnee tribe of Indians, he managed to cultivate and improve, and then leave to his sou, Roger McCampbell, when he "shuflled ofTthis mortal coil.'.' Iloger in turn passed away, and his sou (Iregory became sole proprietor of the little farm. (Iregory had learned the mysteries of the shoemaking trade ; not so much for the benefit of the public generally as for the convenience of the plantation, for, as the speculating Mrs. Toolles would remark, "It was so convenient to have a cobbler ready to mend the o7w, if not the man ners, of the family and farm hands." ( J regory was born under an uulucky star Heavy raius cut gaping gullies through his fields or washed his corn, wheat and pota to crops away. Long and scorching droughts parched his cover aud blighted his fruit trees, while murrain sitzed his cattle, and one by oue they died. Year alter year this bad luck tripped up his he els and crippled him, but his trade was his bower anchor, and by hard wotk he man aged to make enough to provide for his little family. "I am weary, good wife," said lie sor- rowfully one day while leaning his brawny wish I were dead.' "Pooh, pooh, Gregory," replied the wife with a cheery smile aad rapidly plying her knittiug needles, "you're strong aud hearty yet, and I hope the Lord will turn his an ger from us some of these days. Andrew is getting to be a big boy, aud we've got the old mare and her colt to work, besides, Jennie helps me a good deal iu fixing the house, making bread and feeding the poul try" "The poultry !"' groaned (iregory. ; "We've &ot but three hens and a rooBter out of about two hundred as Hue chickens as . j could be found in Kockinghani county. j And. as for old lk-ss, she's been spavined for tbe ia.:! vear, while the colt has gone i fctone blind. Andy works, it is true, but I it's an up-hill business with him. He ran a splinter into his foot last month and tamo near having the lockjaw. He won't get over it for a month to come, and the pota toes want hoeing. Poor Jennie, she does not work with a cheerful heart, for she kuows that her education is being neglect ed, and she can't go to church for the want of a decent frock. I tell j'ou what, Susan, I am discouraged, and I can't help it it's natural like." The wife sighed, and for a while discon tinued her koilting, while her watery eyes were fixed in profound meditation upon the rough ragcarpet that covered the lloor of the little room. She kuew that she could not gainsay what her husband advanced, and thought seriously of the gloomy future. The old homestead must be sold, and work at the hammer aud arl for the rest of his weary days, and the daughter, too, a beau tiful and sweet-tempered girl, growing up in ignorance ; there's where the mother's heart was most painfully pierced. "Well," at length, said (Iregory, untying the string of his apron, and putting on a light homespun blouse, "I think I'll go up in the mountains and sec if I can't start some game. Sam Cod man told nie that the squirrels were thick, and there was, likewise, a right smart chance o' rabbits." "Don't stay over night, Gregory," urged the wife, with much solicitude ; "you know how lonesome I feel when you are away." Gregory promised, and taking his gun, shot pouch, aud powder horn, while lie slyly Slid a small ilask of whisky i uto his ample pocket, sallied forth from the housa, ac companied by an old raccoon dog that knew what was to be done when he saw his master equip himself. He slowly clambered up the rocky slope of tho towering mountain, breaking his way through the tangled undergrowth, and, at intervals, stopping to survey tho mighty oaks, hickory and chestnut trees that towered around him. Sileuce made solitude eloquent. The gentle autumnal breeze stirred the brown and yellow leaves, but stirred them quietly. The experienced old dog thrust his nose against every tree or stump as the journey progressed, but no sharp bark of his an nounced the presence of game. On, on the solitary twain traveled, uutil they reached a small plateau covered wilh green aud waving grass. A clear and sparkling jet of water came tumbling from a rocky fissure, forming a miniature cata ract, icd then it wound its way quietly over the sandy spil atnl through the fresh green grass. Gregory divested himself of his equip ments, and sat moodily down by the purl ing streamlet, watching the little wavelets as they danced over the pebbles. The black vulture sailed majestically in the air, and the fierce bird-hawk swooped noise lessly through the undergrowth in pursuit of its prey. The solitudu of the place imparted its gloominess to the heart of the ill starred farmer, and he began to think what a splendid spot it was for a man who was tired of buffeting the stormy billows of life to end his troubles. The bird that soared above him was free in the boundless space around him. Oh, how he would like to be that bird 1 Again he watched the little stream of water that made sad music at his feet. The pebbles dauced about in the golden sand as the little wavelets came along. Some of them were very bright and beauti ful, and sparkled brilliantly in the light of day. He had heard that the Ulue Ridge mountains that walled the valley of the Shenandoah contained inexhaustible min eral treasures. Why might not some of these treasures be under his grounds ? The sparkling pebbles danced on to the soft music of the singing brook. He took one of them from its limpid home, and placed it iu the palm of his hand, holding it up to the rays of the sun. It emitted a beautiful Hood of prismatic colors white, blue and yellow light. It mis a diamoud it tttt be a diamond 1 How could com mon glass get half way up the mountain ? His heart beat quick. Those precious stones had been washed from the bowels of the mountain. Good luck had crossed his path for once in his life, and he was a made man ! lie gathered several of the brilliants, none of them larger than a pea ; but, for all that, tie estimated their market value at least one hundred dollars each. With a light heart and busy imagina tion, he retraced bis steps towards his home. He had brought no game, it is true, but he had secured the talisman that could create the smiles of joy and gladden the wear' heart. "Susan, you trudgiug chicken !" exclaim ed he, as he placed his guu on the pegs, where it usually rested, "you shall work no more ; put down that dirty mop, seat yourself on that rickety old chair, and lis ten to me." "Why, Gregory, have you killed a deer?" asked she, staring at him. "To, not a wild deer ; but I am afraid I shall kill my little home dear with th c good news I am going to give her," and as he spoke he gave his buxom little wife a hearty kiss. "Here, fetch me some cool water; Im tired, and want a good pull of whiskey before I make you as happy as I am." The good wife scowled a little, bat it was only a little and she then brought him the water iu a gourd, and, when he had almost emptied the tlask, she handed him the wa ter, in order that he might quench the lire that had gone down before. "Now, Susy, my sweet duck, shut the door." She did so, wondering at the mystery that surrounded him. lie then took from his pocket the sevt-u shining pebbles he had found in the brook, holdinti them so that the light of the declin ing sun might fall full upon them. Susan's eyes dilated at the sight ot the sparklers, and she raised her plump red bands in wouder and admiration. "They're splendid, ain't they, wife ?" asked the husband waiving them in the light ; "worth at least a hundred dollars apiece." "IMircy ou us. Ge.rgory, where dil you get them ?" "I'lenty more where they came from," was his proud reply ; "and on my kind, too 1 What do you thiuk of that, old wo man ?" "Dear, dear, how lucky !" replied she, clapping her hands. "I told you so I tld you not to give up to despair. I said there was a good time coming. Jennie shall have a new dress now." "Yes, a dozen of them if she wants them," said he, rubbing his hands ; "and what's more, she shall go to a fashionable boarding school, aud Andy shall go tocol- Gregory and Susan built many air castles that night, and formed many exceiit'Ht plans for the future. The' were now im mensely rich, aud could allord to indulge in the luxuries of life ; so an order was sent to the cross-road store for groceries, dry goods, and even a new carpet of modern pattern, (iregory took care to let the neighbors know that he had at least struck a vein of good luck, and was, of course, for the time being, a man of some conse quence, lie did not inform them, how ever, of the source from which his vast wealth was derived ; no, he was too cun ning for that. The diamonds weie placed away uuder lock aud key ; his bench aud working tools were stowed away in the hay-loft of the stable ; aud, having an uulimited credit, the house was furnished wilh every luxury. IMrs. IMcCampbell held her head above her neighbors, aud Jennie sported a new bonuet and a silk dress. The great chaugc from squallid poverty toallluence of course excited the envy of the good people of the neighborhood, and the IHcCarubclIs were denounced as upstarts und "stuck-ups." Hut what cared (J regory IMcCampbell, Esq. He imbibed his imported wines aud brandies with praiseworthy independence, and got drunk in spite of the private lec tures of the worthy pastor of his church, who very mildly advised him to apply the money he spent in liquors to the church improvements that were going on. Andrew, not to be outdone by other rich farmers' sons, bought a blooded horse on credit from an itinerant horse mercnant : put him up against the fast nags of the young 'ns of the neighborhood, and lost "a mint o' money" which he never paid. Gregory McCampbcll saw that all was Well with the family, and that comfort and even luxury cheered his little domestic cir cle. He endeavored to make a fail esti mate of his immense wealth ; he held the sevon pebbles as mere drops in the ocean that owned. IIo must-visit the mountain rivulet and gather more diamonds. As usual, he took his dog and gun, and and began a second journey up the slope in search of additional treasure. He came to the little brook and gathered but two diamonds, and they were much smallej than those he: had deposited in his treasury. Could the supply already be ex husted ? Gloomy thoughts came over him, and he walked up to the fountain head hop ing to see the brilliants roll out with the crystal waters. But they did not. His dog raised a sharp bark, and a rab bi',, sprang past him, taking refuge among some ?brubbery at the base of a slab rock. The do f Howed and was soon lost to V1CW. UrCfjia T n-iu mi i a uutn 1.111m- er and fainter." He pushed the shrubbery aside with his guri and the ,Iark entrance to a cavern presented itself t0 nis v5ew it. .1 ui. yit and then trashed rm - Vion 4 1 1 it an n ' a 1 in vr I.y int. uc wiouni, u uuoiiica jriaCtr "'"im forward, more to gratifh' sity than :f j 'J"" ... . ... -onfirp,! iMM'Jual o the niak anytning eise, out ne euc-j darkness. So no rctamca io me mourn oi the cavo, got a pitch-pine knot, lighted it with a match, and entered the ca vein with full determination of exploring it to its very depths. He made his way with difficulty over damp and slippery rocks until he reached a level flooring. The light of his torch pen etrated the darkness. He could hear the plaintive gurgling of a fountain, and a cool but a damp gush of air fell upon his cheek. Myriads of lights were reflected from the walls and ceiling of the cavern, and masses of brilliants hung down like icicles or festoous from the arches of massive stone. What a glorious illumination blinded his vision! He was in a subter ranean palace of diamonds, and the treas ure was exhaust'.ess. He knocked off many large pieces of the precious mineral, filling his pockets aud game bag with them. Staggering under the rich burden, he agaiu sought the light of day, and after carefully covering up the opening, descended the mountain slope. Happy Gregory I his wealth was almost boundless. The wife went almost wild over the glowing detail of her husband, the daz zling biiliiancj of the cavern of diamonds, and the probability of the mountain be ing one vast heap of precious stones, say ing nothing of the immense veins of gold that traversed it. A contractor was consulted as to the practicability of building a new mansion. Architects sent in plans for a building of magnificent size and structure, and the world was ablaze with accounts of the im mense wealth of the 'golden farmer' of Kockinghani county. The time, however, arrived for Mr. Mc Campbcll to proceed to Philadelphia for the purpose of consulting some well known lapidary as to the value in the market of the precious gems. When he arrived iu Ihe city he strutted into a fashionable jewelry stora with all the air of a man who controlled the destiny of nations, when the following colloquy took place : "Mister," said Gregory McCampbcll, turning his high-crowned silk hat on the side of hi3 head aud showing a small dia mond to the merchant, "I want you to tell me the real value people fix on a dia mond of this size?" The lapidary looked carefully at the stone, smiled and shrugged his shoulders; then turning his grey and piercing eyes full upon the Virginian, asked: "Where did you get this stone, sir?" "I didn't ete'al it, you may be sure," answered Gregory, somewhat iudignautly. "I have several more, all of a superior quality and, look here, if you're in doubt" and he produced one of the Urge pieces of beloved brethren, I met Mehitable, and crystal he had brought from the cavern. i nually she so threw charm of earthly long Thc jeweler opened his eyes with de- j in? about me, that I called her "Hetty," light and astonishment. "There, sir," exclaimed Gregory with a look of triumph; "I reckon all Philadel phia couldn't buy that. What do you think it is worth?" "Nothing at all," was the calm reply of the man, while he smiled at the apparent simplicity of the question. "Xothiug! Why, man, you must be crazy," retorted the farmer, startling in his turu. "Not as crazy as you are," was the somewhat snappish reply. "Why, sir, they are only irystalized quartz; very pretty specimens, but of no value except in the cabinet of the mineralogist." "And you won't give anything for them?"' asked Gregory, his tinder jaw dropping heavily. "Xot a cent,'" was the astounding an swer. Gregory McCampbcll was ou his way home the next day with his precious rwks. There was weeping and wailing iu the McCjnii)byyJaimJv 'vb the dnjnifiol head related the particulars oWyajMtto Philadelphia. The creditors now began to clamor fur their money. The sheriff served his writs ns iu duty bound, aud tho poor fellow had to witness the sacrifice of the old home stead under the auctioneer's hammer. The old cobbler's bench, with its ne cessary lapstone, awl and hammer, were mercifully spared to him, and he went lustily to work at pounding leather, having learned a lesson iu the old saying that "Every cobbler should stick to his last." tumorous hctcljcs. A K i:NATIO VI L. SEKMO.N. The Rev. Elijah Hardshell Dis- COtUfETH Ul'ON THE FAIR SEX. Olyi'iiant, Jan. V. "Our text, Brethren and Sisters, will be found in Webster's Dictionary. It is Wo mau. Some oue has said, "when one wishes to write upon woman, he should dip his pen in the colors of the rainbow, and throw over the written lines the dust of but terfly's wings ;" but as our discourse this morning will treat only of woman as she is, and not as the poet, and novelist would have her, we think we can do without the brilliant coloring with which their imagination is wont to paint her. My dear brethcrn, many of you know what a woman is. As I glance over this congregation, I see some whose lot it has been to know what a woman is for many long years ; your bowed heads aud timid looks tell the story of your experience. To you I would say, be not discouraged, bear your burden yet a little while longer,and you shall go in tri umph to that land Where the women ?e:tse from troubling And, tiie "men-folks" are at lest. The I'ongregalion will please rise and sing. Women may be divided into three gen eral classes, i. c. "nails," "wives" and "widders." The first part of the discourse, refers to "galls," (which is supposed to mean young women.) To this head of my sermon I shall devote much time, a3 the galls are the most dangerous of the three classes. Galls are usually flighty, frisky, pretty, and "sassy ;" and we need to gird ourselves about as with an armor of iron. Yea as with an armor of wrought iron, when we come in close contact with this gushing, blushing, enticing aud altogether deceitful class of women. Take heed bre thren that ye linger not by the side of the siren, lest flesh and the devil prevail against ye, and cause ye to "hanker after strange women." The garden of Eden was verv,":H laid outforcomfort.and like- male persuasion who inhabit- , e(J u Wp as a gentle youth named Adaaa, and he was the first man exposed to the wiles of a woman, he fell, without a struggle ;he succumbed to "beauty unadorned" for in those days dressmakers and tailors did but little business. Speaking of dressmakers, my dear hearers, I feel it my duty to warn the young and inexperienced members of my little flock to beware of them. In the language of an immortal bard, whose name I have forgotten. Beware of youn Dressmakers stylish and eay. Hewitchintr, by day, and beguiling by night", For your foolUhness they are bound you shall pay A breach of promise suit will see it done right. The gall of the period, my christain friends, is very peculiar. Her fancy harness, im mense pannier, high-heeled boots, flying frizzles, &c., are only the snares with which the unwary are caught. Verily they are only vanity, and vexation. By the way of illustration, as it were, I will relate an in cident that occurred while I was stationed at Springi;ins Corners. In my congrega tion was a young dressmaker. She sang iu the choir, and every Sunday I noticed her casting "sheep's-eyes" at Deacon Spriggius, but I thought little of this, until one Sunday I noticed that tbe dressmaker's seat was vacant, deacon's seat was likewise. A terrible suspicion flashed through my mind ; afier the sermon I learned that the dressmaker had left town, and that the deacon had also departed. Mrs. Deacon has applied for a "bill." Oh ! my dear young friends take warning by Deacon Sprigins, and approach not the stylish dress manufacturer, lest she lead thee from the straight and narrow way in which thou shoultlst walk. The Heart mashing Milliner, is another woman who will have much to answer for. She uses the power of creating beautiful ef fects wilh which she had been endowed to draw the needful from your pocket to sup ply your possible wife with the wherewith al to gratify her sinful pride. If you have not the above mentioned convenience upon which to spend your cash, she is ready to supply you, and is not at ail averse to ac cepting the situation herself, provided your supply of filthy lucre is goodly. Verily, she careth much for worldly goods, and, if you have not treasure laid up here below, she will take no stock in your celestial bank. To use her words, she considereth that it lacketh tbe requisite thickness, as it were. It is too thin. Once in my youth ful days, my brethren and sisters, before 1 had learned '"that this world is all a fleet ing show ; before I had given up earth and the sins thereof." I knew a milliuer her name was Mehitable Perkins and for style she layed clean over anything in the female line in Miserytown. Miserytown coutained the domicile of my paternal re latives ; there I was born ; there, Oh 1 my xc. l uere was a goon deal oi ixc. i suaii never forget the day I called ber Hetty, or the consequences thereof. Brethren, my emotions overcome me. I cannot proceed with the subject. Suffice it to say, that the old man with his gun did not overtake me. and I departed in safety from the land of roy fathers. The place that was wont to know me, knew me no more. I now como to a portion of my discourse that treats of a class of women with whom many of you have bad experience. I mean the lady clerk of whom Mark Tracy sings The other day up by the square. I saw a pretty faee ; A pair of dancing sloe-black eye.-, And actions full of grace, iiks and velvets, by the yard. Made up this charming little belle. Who stole my heart away. She was a clerk in a candy store Sweeter by far than the sweetest of sweet Was this clerk of a candy store. In this frivolous and sinful song the world ly man setteth forth his ideas of the wmen clerks. You enter a store in which there is a lady clerk, and she cometh forward, and smiling sweetly, says : "What can I show you to-day?" Then she praises your t:'iifeeH2P3s' aDd teyouthat this or that is so becoming to your style, and cozzens you until you feel as if you would be doing something mean to go out without buying anything. Thus she in duces you to purchase articles you do not want at all. In very deed, my Christian hearers, the worldly man knoweth how to take advantage of human nature, aud he valueth the lady clerk highly, she selleth many goods and bringelh him ia much gold and silver. But what availeth it him if he selleth all his goods, and yet loseth his deposits with the great banker. Breth crn, "for ways that are dark" woman clerk far surpasscth the native of the China, of whom Bret Harte speakcth so truly. I knew a youth who was so smitten with the charms of a woman clerk, that he spent much money in the store where she was employed. So much, that he was at last obliged to journey to a far country. The Publican who keeps his boarding house would lik'd to have seen him before be de parted. He left a note on the table refer ing the Publican to the lady clerk. The Publican made out his little bill,and visited the lady clerk at the store. He came out hurriedly, "and still he was not happy." This incident made a deep impression upon my mind, my hearers, and I have fre quently pondered upon this striking illus tration of the tribulation that befalleth him that hath many words and many meetings with the lady clerks. Fourthly, "Widders." It requires some research to speak understanding of "widders." They are doubtless the hard- est to comprehend of any class of women, they have been through the mill and know how it is themselves Experience has taught them many things, that the other women of whom we have spoken know but little of. Among other things tliey have learned how to manage men. They have trapped one poor fellow, and are therefore better able to capture another, for they know how to proceed. We of the earth, being earthly, know that there is some thing very attractive about a yoiiDg "wid der," and when the ungodly man reflects upon a "widder," he allows his unright eous thoughts to run in this wise : "One man found this woman very pleasing, there must be some abiding charms about her." From such reflections he falls an easy prey to the widder. I suppose, brethren, that for pure hang-on-a-tive-ues the "wid der" beats them all. If once a young "widder" really sets out to capture you, my young friends, it were better that a a rope were hanged about your neck, and your body suspended thereby. For verily, she would lead thee a life, for which, if . t.i lona sanef.af g is virtue, you snouiu re ceive much repTSaSLlSZifiJ my words, look not upon the "wiaiier7' with longing eyes, lest a spell be cast about ye, and ye become a slave to her power. If with a "widder" in love yon are falling Remember that where yon are once safely wed Ton always must run, at tbe beck and calling, And often submit to be kicked ont of bed. The ancient maiden lady is tbe least to be feared of any class of women. They have passed the gushing, blushing and be witching period of life, and are entering upon the sear and yellow leaf. Their dis positions are slightly acid, and tbey are not attractive to the casual observer. But all old maids are not of this peculiar class. We have known some of the prettiest and smartest women to be old maids, and can only account for the fact on the ground that tbey never met their "spiritual af finity." In conclusion, I would call your atten- -tion to that class jf women who are social outcasts ; I mean tbe dtnu monde ; this class is said to be increasing in our coun try. Brethren, this should not be ; but society, the tyrant that rales us with an iron band, does much to make it so. So ciety says that when a woman once strays from the path of virtue she can never re turn, and women, strange to say, are tbe first to put up the barrier between a fallen sister and her return to respectability. Often times a kind word, or the helping of sympathy would redeem from a life of sin, the poor creature who, after all, is per haps more sinned against than sinning. But her sister woman fails to speak the word or lend the helping hand, and the fallen one is condemned to the life of a Magdalen. Let me exhort you, my hear ers to strive against false' pride which wrongeth thy fellow, and let me warn you from the Magdalen. Verily she is to be shunned, but when she would return to a " better life, do not push her back. My friends, the application of my discourse is simple. It has been my object to mean business, but if a youth honestly means business, I would say from my heart : My children, go in and may you be happy. Verily, brethren, "woman is a curious critter." The congregation will rise and be dismissed. ASAPn. isfcll:mims. Starving in a Great City. Yester day afternoon a sallow-complexioned, well formed little girl, whose pretty face was partially covered with an old faded shawl, timidly stepped into George Middleton's place at Centre and Leonard streets, and handed Mr. Middleton a letter in a white envelope. It was well written, and was signed by a man whose face is familiar to many New Yorkers. The writer kept for a long time a stand at the lower end of tbe City Hall Park, where the new post office is. He sold old and rare coins and post age stamps. He is a man of education, and was formerly well to do. He wrote that he, his wife and their four little ones were starving, and he begged assistance. He had been without sleep for many nights; they had nothing to eat, and his wife was wasting away to a skeleton. They had no fire to keep them warm, ant he asked for a pail or two of coal. The story was found to be but too true. In a small room at 122 Leonard street the family, weak from want of food and almost be numbed by the cold, clustered together, and the poor wife shed bitter tears. The husband, weak as he is, earnestly begs for something to do that he may save himself and family. Mr. Middleton gave the child several greenbacks, and ordered some coal aud food sent to the starving family. A". I Sum. "Pennsylvania Dutch." Among the children of well-to-do parents the un married daughter will sometimes go into the service of tho married one, receiving wages regularly, or allowing them to ac cumulate. An acquaintance of mine in T-nnraster had a .t-.i -i i;.;n ; h; ".wiiatu s iiTiu, ata uw . family whQ.jygjorth twelve thousand uoTSrSucash, her father having been a rich farmer. Among our plain farmers such persons are considered more praise worthy than the reverse. I lately asked a lawyer in Xortbaniptt n county why certain persons had allowed the Lutheran and German Reformed far mers, men of very little school learning, to outstrip them in the pursuit of wealth. He answered that all the tendency of the education of these last was saving. "In old times," he continued, "when we had no ranges or cooking stoves, but a fire on the hearth, I used to hear my mother say to her daughters that they must not let the dishwater boil, or they would not get mar ried for seven years." On the same prin ciple when a young English girl, whom I knew, told a young Dutchman that she was going to make bread, he said, "I'm coming for a handful of your dough trough scraping," the idea beiny that there should be no scrapings left A wife of nearly ten years, giving ber servant a holiday, was attending to caIi" nary matters herself, and, liearinw her bu9 band coming into the kitchen tnubt she would surprise him as gooa s opened the door by throwing bet band3 over his eyes and imprinting H9 n brow, as in the honey moon. Tbe band returned the salute with inter "Mary, darling, where is your o"9",. The wife discharged "Mary, darling. next day, and has adopted neW r "surprising" her husband.