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Vor Six Months, ? - * ?*?5
For Three Months, - - 1-00
O.'ders Tor the Paper mast be accompanied
by the t'ASH
Has just been awarded lo
For the Beet Pianos now make over Baltimore,
Philadelphia and Ncsv ^ urk Pianos by the
Ol-rur. AM. W^mooj. No 7 N?"?
Sr., near UaltHTiun: street, l?ALJIftU)hb, AH).
TiFFF'S PIANOS have all tho latest imp^.ve
i3 ments, including- the AGRAFFE TilEHLE,
Ivory Fronts, and the Improved French Action,
I'u 11V warranted for Fiee \'cur*, wilii the privilege
of exchange wil Inn I- months il not entirely satis
*"ictorv to purchaser.
Second hanti Pianos and Parlor Organs always
on band, from $50 lo
Jirferee.? who have our Pianos in use:?
Gen. II. E, Lee, l>?xington, Virginia. Gen.
K.?ht R.tnson." Wilmington, N.C. John Hums,
I>r L C Conlrll. W.rn n F.by. John B. Paclfrtt,
Citarlestown, Thos M.Isbcll of Jefferson county.
L. II. Burns. of Clai ke county. Mrs. Schwartswel
der Mozatt Musical Association of Winchester.
TEH MS LIBERAL- A call Is solicited.
April 14 l-GS-o. d. Oct 2. 1
Gr^i.TU^t,r?? SAL33!
5.0110 PAITS OK PANTS from '=.2 to SO.
r..<><).> I'AHtOK PANTS r.-om "s.*2 IO *??
SjOOO PAIR or PANTS from $2 to SO.
^ 5.00'J V I MIS from S3 *><) to $3.
5 VKSTS fi-nut sl.50 to $3
' 1.000 BUSINESS suns, if i t.i ?-20.
i.iHio iius..vr.ss sriiN. -12 ( >
!.000 HUSINK-s siTfs. gl-J 10 S-".
, 1,.M) Itl'il.VrXS SI"! I S ' 6'- '?
II! ?.SS SI! !' J . SI", lo $.23.
/,r'i 1 dues-. suns. .515 10 <*25.
6(?) UKES.& SUM'S. $15 to Jg-Jj.
Our Tmmmse Stuck *J 1 '/otliiio/.
Our Immense Stock <>J Clothing.
Our Immense Stuck "J C/othmy.
lit 111emher the C1001I* must he SohJ.
Remember the Ouoihs must he S0I1J.
1 .OCR UEST WHITE SIlliiTS f. 01:1 to ?2?1
I ,o:'0 I! est WHITE SIIICTS from jj-to ?250
ci.otiusg, clothing.
ci.oriii.NG, ci.o'i ni.xt;.
G. sr in iniii.I tlioce Glhj.Is muet tie sold with
i egard to C??ri at
M A K B L E U A I- I.
.*H and 40 West Baltimore street. j
January 5, 1 Still ? ly.
n. 11 UGH. j. G. RIPE .MX N. It. I.ANGPoN. |
C o bs i E351 s' si 51 e r e Bi a si* s,
K4> 1 *2-1 South 1*2til:iw Street,
??iriVJSITE B'.LT.O. I.. I . l>KPoT.]
(^ORDERS f >r nil kind* of Merchandise. Salt,
Fish, Planter, Guano, and the \Ntriou* Fertilizers
and Farming" liuplcincnle. piomptly tilled.
ii e f k TTlTx c j: s .?
JIopkinp. H aaspks & Kcmp, Baltimore.
? an*rv, Gilpin & Co.,
UaooKs. Fahs<-s<ock & Co., "
Pessiman Bbo., "
Daniel iMillcu. Pres. Nat. F.xc. Bank, Bal'ntorc
it. W. Bottos, Ksq.. I-ynchlmrp. Va.
t) a vis, Hopkr & Co., Peterid?u rg", Va.
II. H. Millbu, Alexandria, Va.
August '20. IS6S?lj'
II. IC. IforrMAS, W J. Armstrong,
U?.. H. Stalev, J - E- On a i> WICK.
Commission Merchants,
4.> South Howard Street,
Between Lombard and Pratt Streets,
Orders f??r Groceries, 'and Consignments of
Pro.luce, polieit* d.
Jniinnry "J<^. ? 1 y.
No. S.Noitli Eiituw Street.
Vogotatolo X'X.--,2;it,r3.
?^11K advertiser wouM respectfully advertise the
_ public that he ha* received his stork of SEEDS.
implements. BULBS ami PI.ANTS, and would
name, in part, the following- Seeds, &e :
Asparasrus, Beans, Beet, Cabhace, Caulit!ower,
Carrot. t!clerv. Corn. Cut^imber, E?"g Plant. Let
tuce, Melon. Onion, Salsify, Parsnip, Peas, Toma
to. Herbs, &c., &c.
Plows, Cultivators. Pruning Shears. Castings,
&c., Garden Tools, Panscy Sectl, Phlox, Asters, ,
Carnations, sc., Rosm, Vcrlienns, Heliotropes, Ge
ranium^. Fuschias. Storks, a?nl Fruit and Orna
mental Trees, and all kinds <#l Vegetable Plants in
(?J-Thi* is the only store in t??wn where the Far
liter, Gardener and Amateur Florist ran iret all
they may want. FI.'AM." I. MOHI.ING,
Florist, Secdman and Nuiseryman.
April 7, 1803.
K?s 5 A. 7 IS'ortli Howard St reel,
(Two Doors from Baltimore Street,)
THIS Hotel hr.srerrntly been enlarged, thorough
ly renovate!antl elegant ly r. fumishedthrough
out ; ami i.r nor capable of accommodating- over
3'X) guests. I 'ruler the management of the present
proprietors, it has attained a popularity excelled
l>y no Hotel in the country. Every thing' which can
conduce to the comfort of guests, jo furnished with
an unsparing hand 5 and the Howard House ofTers
accommodations to the travelling" public cqtial to
any other nr*t class Hotel in the United States.
are all unexceptionable. The Proprietors solicit
the patronage of the public.
QcjhStag-ca will be at the Depots on arrival of
trains, also at the steamers on tlleir arrival, to con
vey guests and their baggage to the House.
March 2I,1S6S?ly. Manager.
S'JO West Baltimore Street,
Dealer in and Manufartui*er of .
Win<l|>iv Curtains,
Ipholstcpy Goods. Yenitian minds,
Furnished at Short Notice.
March '24, 186??ly.
T>LASTING Powder and Ku??*. for F.tle bv
jL> January 26, IS6S. MeCL'KDY & DI KE.
J. II. Windsor.] [ &EtaNA&n McGinn.
Hats, C aps & Straw Goods.
Nos. 7 & D N. HOWARD ST.
May 12, 1868?ly.
Maryland. West Va. North Carolina.
Treibar, Beall & Co.
English and German Hardware,
No. If) German Street,
Speci ality.?Wade &*ButclicrVCelebrated'Edgc
September 1. ISCS?tl. _
Geo. W. fi?. liai'llett,
Dealer in
Foreign & Domestic Hardware.
Opposite the Howard House,
#3* Orders from the trade solicited. Goods sold
at low tlirures. and on accommodating terms.
June 30, 13GS?ly.
Commission and Wholeeale Dealers iu
Tobacco, Snuffs & Cigars.
ijccoiid Door West of Howard,
May 12, 13KS.
f'?3?assiis'ia Hcrchants,
January5, 1CG9 - 1 y.
Itinilby Jilmise,
July 3D, 1 ?ly*.
57 JLxJLj , 186B.
1 \T K have stocked our retail department with a
? ? luil line of -Mens', Hoys', and Children's
Suits. at priee* to suit nil classes of buyers.
FALL OVERCOATS at from $?. $9, $10 and
$ 12 to SI i.
In larjre variety to select from for measure.
Full line of Men's and Hoys' FURNISHING
Washington Uuilding,
165 and 1G7, W. Ilaltimore street,
Januarys, I Mi') ly. llalti more, MiL
N. S. White.J [Joseph Tbapnell.
nt Law,
CIiai'!C6tou'ii, W. Va.
U7II.L Practice in the Courts of Jefferson and ad
joining Counties of Virginia and West Vir
ginia. Prompt attention given to all business en
trusted to them.
January 12, 13G9 ? Gin.
Tiios. C. GaKEfJ ] [DaS'l, 1J. Lcca?.
ja.ttorrioys cvfc
HAVfVG associated ourselves as partuers, we
will practice in Jefferson and udjjjuing Coun
ties .
{jCy-Offices at Charlestuwn, Shepherds town and
September 22, 1SGS?tf.
Attorney at Law
HERKELEV, and MORGAN Counties. He
will have the advantage of consultation with and
advice of Messrs. GREEN & UCAS, in all busi
ness entrusted to him.
Officc^ opposite Entlcr'a Ilotcl Shepherds
town. West Va.
Novetul?er 6, 1S67 ? tf.
Attorney at liavu.
(linrli'stoirn, Jefferson County,
PRACTICES in the Courts of Jefferson, Hcrkeley
ami Morgan Counties, W. Virginia, ami in
those of Loudoun, Frederick and Clark Counties,
Virginia; also in the United States District Court
incase* in Bankruptcy.
0rj- OUire iu Hunter's Law Row, next door to the
Carter ILtufe.
July 30, 1867? ly.
C"h;irlcstoivii, .lellerson County* Virginia,
Vi7lLL practice in the District Courts of the Uni- |
f ted Slates for the District of West V.rginia.? |
Particular attention paid to cases in Bankruptcy.
July 30, f>?7.
HAVING specially prepared for the business; !
and not being excluded from the United States
Courts; will prosecute, diligently, all applications
for the. benefit of the late ifankrupt law, committed
to him.
0CJ- He will regular ly attend the Federal Court ;
at Clarksburg, and elsewhere as the cases may re
Charlestown, July 16, 1S67 ? tf
New Era. Martinsburg, and Winchester Times,
ropy each 3 times.
Xlceicloiit Dentist.
D K. J . V. SI M M 0 N R.
BEING permanently located in Charlestown, Va.;
offers his services in every branch of hi* pro
| fessinn. Freezing or Narcotic Spray used in ex
tracting Teeth.
(Xf-Chartrr* very moderate.
July '23. is67-ly.
OFFERS his Professional services to the citizcns
of Leetowti and vicinity.
Office at the residence of Mr. Geo. W. Nicely.
April 7, 1S6S ?ly.? F. P.
Mes?aprcs lc:ft at his residence, or at the Drng
Store of .Aiequith & Bro., will receive prompt at
December 24, ISGJ?Gm.
gpicifc flf
Tuesday Morning, February 9, 18?9.
The Confederate Constitution.
It is no little tribute to the prominent wis
dom of those distinguished men who framed
the Confederate Constitution, that iii that in
strument alone are to be found stern and ef
fectual remedies for the enormous villainies
that at present crust the best government the
world over saw from its head to its heels.?
Starting with the principles that the ultimate
power of government should be in the hands
of virtue aud intelligence, and that the ad
ministration of government should bo at once
efficient, permanent, and honest, the framcrs
of the Confederate Constitution, while taking
the old Federal Constitution as the basis of
their handiwork, inserted into that instrument
such wise and salutary provisions as offer the
only hope, iu tlicir adoption, of good govern
ment to the North. Yes! we do not hesitate
to say that only by conforming to the main
provisions of this "rebel" Constitution as they
call it, the Constitution of the Confederate
States, can the people of the North assure
themselves against bankruptcy, and not only
bankruptcy, but even a worse measure of des
potism than they have meted cut to Us. At
this day one ol their greatest curses is the
unrestrained exercise of that hoggish rapacity
in their public men which for so many years
was held in chcek by the stern front presented
in Congress by the Southern delegations.?
Now it runs riot; theft is the order of the
day, and if anything were needed to show
what nests of pilferers their halls of council
are, it would appear in the fact that the Jae
simitn of any loil member's frank may be ob
tained for three dollars. With personal honesty
at this despicable ebb, it is not surprising that
the public men of the North are but so many
prairie wolves tugging at the carcass of the
State, and that if in some way they aro not
flowed off of their prey there will soon be
nothing left of "the best Government the
world ever taw" but its whitening bones.
Some of them sec Ibis and are casting about
for a remedy, and, so fur as there is a remedy
for such a state of things, they must find it in
the Conlederate Constitution, distasteful as
that may be. That instrument was made for
an honest people and to be administered by
honest men,and if this trooly loil North wishes
to save itself from being robbed by its own
chosen representatives, it must bring theni up
to the honorable mark ol the fundamental law
of the Southern Confederacy. By that law
no money could be checked out of the Trrtisury
save on a two thirds vote of each house of Con
gress, so that when the people's property was
taken it Was taken by two-thirds of the people
themselves as represented in their h-gislative
halls. IJy th" Constitution of the United j
States a majority of cither Uonsois a quorum |
to. do business nnd a majority of a <|'i'ivuhi can
check out every dollar in the Treasury and
run iu debt for fifty times as much more.? j
As at present constituted, that corrupt body
which cails itself the United States Senate, I
cousists of GO members; of these. 34 constitute
a quorum ; and ol this qaorum a bare majority,
of IS, can pass any appropriation bill however
large, so that the reader will see, the Treasury
can at any moment be at the mercy of IS I
ropucs out of 00. The same disproportion I
exists in the lower House. There are 220
members; a quorum is 114 ; a majority of a
quorum, 58; and 5S out of 220 cau pass
appropriation bills. Now if the honest rule
of the Confederate Constitution were applied
it would take 44 out of CO in the Senate and
15 L out of 220 in the House to draw a dollar,
and this must bo incorporated in the future
government of the North or else it is bankrupt.
The pill will be a bitter one for the loil,
but swallow it they must. What was wrong
iu the Confederacy, and being human, it had
some wrong about it, has passed away. What
was right, and the right far, far out balanced
the wrong, still lives ; it is immortal, partaking
of the nature of its mother, Truth ; and, howl
as these Radicals may, will yet compel theni
to admit its merit aud accept its sway.
[ Hanncr of the Smith.
[From the Memphis Avatanchc, Jan. 13.
Fruits of Eadical Kcconstruction.
Bast Thursday night, our readers will re
member, a negro named Wash Ilenry left the
neighborhood of Bartlctt Station, on the
Memphis and Bouisville Railroad, eleven
miles from Memphis, and carried with him a
white girl named Ellen Jones, a daughter of
a blacksmith, for whom lie had been working.
The father came to Memphis; the guilty
pair went to Germantown. on tho Memphis
and Charlcstown Railroad, by travelling across
the country in the night. The girl stopped
or was detained at Germantown ; her colored
escort fled on to Collierville, eight or nine
miles further, and about twenty-five miles
from Memphis. At Collierville ho was over
taken by a party of Mr. Jones' neighbors, six
young men, who got on the right track and
followed the fugitive from Bartlctt. Mr.
Jones hastened to Germantown and returned
sadly with his daughter to his home, six miles
southeast of Bartlett. The persons who cap
tured the negro found 8100 on his person.?
The girl, by the way. is seventeen years old,
says she gave him that out of the 6400 or
?500 she stole from her father, to take her
away from home. She was determined to go,
she said, as far as the money would convey her.
Iler leading idea seems to have been to got
awav from the restraints of the parental roof.
The" nesro was conveyed across tho couutry
towards Bartlett, to bo examined on whatever
charge might be preferred against Iiitn. tSix
men liad him in chargc. AVhen within about
two miles of Bartlett, just after dark, a party
ol twenty-live men. all masked, rode up and
demanded the prisoner, who was riding be
hind one of the young men. They refused
to give him up. but were so entirely surround
ed that they saw resistance would be useless.
One of the maskers rode up and was about to
shoot the negro on the horse. The young
man in front of him remonstrated and wus
struck over the head with the butt of a pis
tol. The end of the matter was that the ne
gro was surrendered, and very soon afterward
several shots were heard by the six young
men, who had been permitted to go on un
molested. On Saturday the body of the ne
gro was found riddled with bullets. A cor- j
oner s inquest was held, and the jury render
ed a verdict that the deceased was shot and I
killed by unknown persons.
Wellington and General Lee. i
Io the last number of tlie Southern Review
there is a paper instituting a remarkable com
parison between achievements of the Duke
of Wellington and General Lee, which has
an interest peculiarly attractive at this time.
The Review, speaking of the achievements
of Wellington, says : J
As compared with those of General Lee,
they seem, including even Waterloo, absolute
ly insiguilicant. General Lee, with a force
| not so large as the Anglo-Portugese regular
army which Wellington had under him when
1 he encountered Massena in 1809?not half
! so lar"e as his whole force, if the Portugese
militia be taken into account?in the space
of twenty-eight days, in three battles killed
and wounded more than Wellington ever kill
ed and wounded during his whole career,
from Assaye to Waterloo, both inclusive.
In one of these battles Lee killed and
wounded marc men by 0.000 than the Frcnch |
army lost, including prisoners, in the whole
campaign of Waterloo and the pursuit in the
gates of l'aris. In the same battle he killed
and wounded more men than Wellington,
Blucher and Napoleon, all three together lost
in killed and wounded in the battle of \\ a
terloo, by 5,000 men. In the second of these
battles he killed and wounded the same num
ber that both the opposing armies lost in the
battle of Waterloo; and in the third he killed
and wounded more by 1,000 men than the
French alone lost in the battle of Waterloo.
In the three battles togethdr, Lee killed and
wounded more taen by at least 30,000 than
| the allies and French lost in the whole cam
paign, including prisoners.
The force with which Lee operated never
amounted, at one time, to 50,000 men ; the
force with which Wellington and Bluclicr
acted was, according to English estimates,
190,000 strong. The force to which Lee
was'opposed was, from first to last, 240,000
stroll?; the force to Which Wellington
' and Blucher were opposed was but 122,000
i strciri". When Massena invaded Portugal in
; 1810? Wellington had 80.000 Portugese reg-*
j ulars, who, at the battle <-f Busaco, accoiding
j to Wellington's own account, "pioved tliem
' selves worthy to fight side by side with the
British veterans," besides 40.000 admirable
i Portugese militia. He had Lisbon for his
' base, 'with a British fleet riding at anchor,
j and innumerable vessels of other descriptions ;
i plying between the ports of England, anil
: bringing the most abundant supply of arms.
provisions and munitions of war. He had
' surrounded the port with the most tremen
dous system of fortifications known in modern
times, and his task was to defend the strong
est country in Europe. In Lee's ease, lus
enemy had possession of the sea, and could
and did land a powerful army to attack the
very base of his operations, while lie was
fight in 2 another stil! greater strength in front, j
It is probably not altogether just to Welling
ton to institute this comparison. If his
deeds look but common-place besido the
achievements of his campaign, so do all others.
The history of the world can not exhibit suoli ,
a campaign as-that of Lee in 1801.
i Hard Times for_tkc Farmers.
There is no use in disguising the fact that
money is decidedly scarce among the farmers
I ?as a general tiling. For some years past
many of them have invested their surplus
earnings in Bonds and Stocks of various
kinds,'and now they find themselves quite
short of ready cash with which to pay their
taxes and their debts. They do not feel like
selling their grain at present prices?Wheat
| at ?1 A)0 and Corn at ?1?and if they did, the
j millers have no money to pay them the cash,
? and they think they may as well have their
I grain in their barns as their note or due bill
j iii their pockets. Then again, hundreds of
farmers have no grain to sell. The last rye
crop was a failure, and the wheat does not
thresh near so well as many people thought
it would last harvest. The corn crop was a
good one, but they need that to feed their
stock. Taking all these causcs together,
! money is as decidedly scarce amongst the
I farmers just now as honesty or patriotism
! amongst the thieving lladical politicians at ;
j Washington and Harrisburg. When they I
i como to the banks to borrow a few hundred
i dollars, they are told that they "have their
! hands full to accommodate their regular cus- 1
' tomcrs," and away they go to borrow from
! some private individual, at 10, 12 and lo per
- cent. This is the case in our county, and we
suppose the same state of things exists else
1 where. We have heard farmers say that they
I "have not been so poor as they are now, iu
i ten years." These arc not the good times
' that we were promised before the election.?
I That's sure. If Seymour had been elected,
! all the blame for this would have been put
I upon his shoulders. "It's a poor rule that
^ won't work both ways.
[.lllaitowii Democrat.
What is History Wortii.?Who de
serves the credit of taking 1 ort licondcroga/
I This question just now is exciting great at
tention among the Vermonters. According
tc all the traditions. Colonel Ltlian Allen both
planned the expedition and captured thejort
rushing into it one fine May morning in 1775,
and demanding its surrender "in the name of
the Great Jehovah and the Continental Con
gress." Now, af ter the lapse of nearly a cen
! tury. comes irreverent, prying,inqusitive New
i Yorker, named Be Costa, cites evidence to
| show that Allen had nothing to do with the
I project, further than to belong to the storming
! party. It was he says one Colonel John
Brown of I'ittsfield, Ma-s who first suggested
! the idea ^Benedict Arnold was the chief com
i niandcr of the fofces ; and as to demanding
j the surrender of the fort in the manner com
monly desiribed. Allen was an atheist who did
j not believe in Jehovah, and no Continental
Congress had yet como into existence.
Napoleon's Opinion of ins Mother.? ?
At St. Helena. lie said : "My mother had a .
grsnd character ; force and elevation of soul,
and a noble pride. She watched with a so- j
licitude unexampled over the first impres- 1
sions. Unworthy sentiments withered in her
presence. She instructed her children only I
in what was grand and elevated. Falsehood j
she held in abhorrencc, aud every other trait '
which indicated base tendencies. She knew !
liow to punish and how to reward; she
watched narrowly over every thing that con
cerned her children,"
? "John did you over bet on a horse race?" j
"No, but I haTe seen my sister lSet an old I
mare !" I
Our army lay
A t break of day
A fall league from the foe away;
At set of euu.
The battle done.
We clicered our triumph dearly won.
Not Ptronir were we
If strength tl ere be
In numbers only. Hut the free
A re stronrr to do
Whose hearts are true.
Tfcough many strive against the low :
All night before
We marked the roar
Of hostile puns tlist on us Iwrej
* And here and there
The fitful blare
Of sudden bugles smote the a!fi
No idle word
The quiet stirred
Among U3 as the morning neared ;
And brows were bent
As silent went
Unto its p'dSt each regimert.
Plank brokr the day,
An I wan and gray
The drifting clouds went on their way;
So sail the morn
Our colors torn
Upon the ramparts droopM forlorn.
At early sun
The vapors dun
Were lifted by a nearer pun.
At stroke of nine?
Auspicious sign ! ?
The s*jti shone out Alirng the line.
Then loud "and clear
From cannoncer
And riflemen arofe a cheer;
For as the gray
Mists cleared away
We saw the charging foe's array,
D?ar Lord ! how poured
The yelling horde.
While all her guns responsive roared!
In that wild hell
No man can tell
Who lived or died, or stood or fell!
To left and'right.
From height to height.
The hungr v cannon urged the fight,
jf ml in the whack
Of battle's track
Sharp cleft the rifle's ceaseless crack.
So long, blood-dyed.
Our puna we plied !
So long the stubborn loe replied !
Till breast to breast
Their lines we pressed
Beyond the red hill's flaming crcst.
Then in the van
Froui man to man,
A quickly (fathering rumor ran ;
From rank to rank?
"Hurrah, boys ! Jacksoa's on their llank !"
What fate befell
Let story tell.
When Jackson struck with aiiot and fehell:
Hue well we knew
What work to do
When all our charging hugles LleiSr.
Our army lay
break of <tay
A full league front the foe away ;
At set of sun,
The b.itlle done,
We cheered our triumph dearly won.
Anccdota cf Tlicnnas F. Marshall?
The Ifon. Thomas F. Marshall, of Ken
tucky, once a prince of pood fellows, was de
fendiuga man charged with murder in Jessa
mine county. Judge Lush presiding. The
testimony against the prisoner was strong,
and Tom struggled hard on the cross-exami
nation, but to little purpose, for the old Judge
was inflexible in his determination to rule
out all improper testimony offered on the part
of the defence. At last Tom worked him
self into a high state of excitement, and re
marked that '-Jesus Christ was convicted
upon just such rulings of the court that tried
"Clerk," said the Judge, "enter a fino of
ten dollars against Mr. Marshall "
"Well, this is the first time I overheard of
anybody being fined for abusing l'ontius I't
late," was the quick response of Tom.
Ilere the Judge bccamo very indignant,
and ordered the clerk to enter another fine of
twenty dollars.
Tom arose with that peculiar, mirth pro
voking expression that no one can imitate,
and addressed the court with as much gravity
as circumstances would permit, as follows :
"If your Honor pleases, as a good citizen, I
I feel bound to obey the order of this court,
and intend to do so in this instance; but as
T don't happen to have thirty dollars about
1110, I shall be compelled to borrow it from
some friend, and 1 see no one present whose
confidence and friendship 1 have so long en
joyed as your Honor's, I make no hesitation
in asking the small favor of a loan for a few
days, to square up the amount of the fines
that you have causcd the clerk to enter
against me."
This was a stumper. The Judge looked
at Tom and thou at tho clerk, and finally
said :
"Clerk, remit Mr. Marshall's fines; the
State is better able to loose thirty dollars than
I am."
Lossof Children.?Those who have nev
er passed through this fiery furnacc, which
tries the inmost heart, eaunot sympathize with
bereaved parents whose hearts bleed over their
children dead. To describe the anguish
which rends their hearts as they gaze upon
the loved forms on whom their fondest hopes
and aspirations had rested so firmly, now eold
and lifeless hi their coffin-home, would require
a pen dipped in the very essence of the sub
limest sorrow itself. None but the parents
can feel it, and none but those who have
mourned like then),can sympathize with those
who mourn the death of their childaen. The
loss no power on earth can driDg back and
place them again beneath their parent's loving
gnzs and fond care. From earth they have
taken their final departure, never, never to
return. The little chair they occupied, the
little plate and knife and fork they used, will
be to them of service no more?but merely
lonely mementoes of their existence. The
patter ot their little feet upon the floor, and
the music of their sweet voices, will greet the
parent's ear never again on earth. AH will
be a recurrence of all that is dreary and dis
mal. 15ut hope, plumed by religion, points
to a happy meeting in auother and better
? An Ohio editor is getting particular
about what he eats. Hear him : '-The wo
man who made the butter which we bought
last week, is respectfully requested to exer
cise more judgment in proportioning the in
gredients. The last batch bad too much hair
in for butter, and not quite enough for a wa
terfall. There is no sense in making your
self bald-headed, if batten; 35 cents a pound." j
Bob-Tail Fashions.
A Blast from Fanny Fern Ajninst Feminine i
When I say tbat ihe street dress of the
majority of tespefctable women of .Vow l'ork
to day is disgusting, I but feebly express my
emotions. I say the respectable' women, and
yet, save to those who know them to be such,
their appearance leases a wide margin for
doubt. The clown at the circus wears riot a
more stunning or particolored costume; in
fact, his lias the advantage of being sufficiently
'aut"?to use a nautical phrase?not to inter*
fore with the locomotion , while theirs?what
with disgusting humps upon their backs and
big rosettes upon their sides and shoulders,
and loops, and folds, and buttons, and tassels,
and clasps and bows upon their skirts, and
| striped satin petticoats, all too short to hide
often clumsy ankles?and more colors heaped
upon one poor little fashion ridden body than
ever were gathered in one rainbow?and all
this worn without regard to temperature, time
or place I say this presents a spectacle which
is too disheartening even to be Cotuical.
Gcie cannot suiiic at the younj; girls who
J arc,one day Heaven help them ! to be wives
| and mothers. and mothers! I say
to myself, as I see the throat and neck with
only the protection of a gold locket between
itSclf and tlio cold autumnal winds. Wives
and mothers t I say, as I see them running
their feet and throwing their ankles out of
shape, in the vain endeavor to walk on heels
like cork, fastened far into the middle of the
sole of their boots ; and those boots so high
upon the calf ol the le^r, and so tightly button
ed across it, tnat circulation is Stopped, and
\ iolcnt headaches follow, Wives and mothers !
I say, as I see tiio heating and burdensome
pannier tackled on the most delicatc portion
of a woman s frame, to make still surer con
firmed invalidism.
\\ hat fathers, husbands, brothers, lovers
can think about, to be willing that the woman
they respect aed love should appear in public,
looking like women whom they despise, is a
marvel to me.
W hy they do not say this to them, and
shaiiie them into it dccc-nt appearancc?if
their glasses cannot effect?I do.uot know.
Oh the rebel it is to meet a lady, instead of a
ballei-girl! Oh, the ralief it is to seo a
healthy, fir:n Stepping, rosy, broad-chested,
bright-eyed woman, clad simply with a dress
all of oue color, and free from bundles and
tags! J turn to look at such a one with trtte
rcspcct, that she has the sense and courage,
and good taste, to appear on the street in a
dress befitting the sticet; leaving to those
poor, wretched women, whose business it is to
advertise their persons a free field without
competition. If I gecm to speak harshlv it is
because I feel earnestly ou this subject. I
| had hoped that the women of 18CS would
have been worthy of the day in which thev
live. I had hoped that all thoir time would
not have beeo spent in keeping up with the
j chameleon changes of fashions too ugly too
j absurd for toleration.
j It is because I want to be something, to do
! something higher and nobler than a pcacock
j might aim at, that 1 turn hcart-sick away from
: these infinitcssimal fripperies that narrow the
i soul and purse, and leave nothing in their
wukc but emptiness. Nor is it necessary In
[ avoiding all this, that a woman should look
"strong miuded," as the bag-bear phrase "oes
It is not necessary that she should dress"likc
her grandmother, in order to look like a decent
Woman. It is not necessary that she should
j forswear ornamentation, because it were better
and more respectable to have it confined to
festal and home occasions and less to public
promenade, ^he is not driven to the alter
native of mullling herself like an omuibus
driver in January, or catching consumption
with her throat protected only by a gold locket.
Oh, how I wish that a bevy of young, hand
some girls, of j;ood social positions, would
inaugurate a plain, lady-like costume for street
and church wear! I say young and hand
some, bccause if an old woman docs this, the
little chits toss their heads and. say, "Oh. she
has had her day, and don't care now, and wc
want oars."
Now, that rs perfectly natural and right
too, that you should, as girls say, "make as
much of yourselves but in doing so, don't
you think it would be well not to lessen or
cheapen yourselves ? and I submit, with all
deference, to your dressmakers and iuainmas,
that every one ot you who appear in public
in the manner I have described, are doin-r
this very thing?are defiling womanhood and
are bringing it into derision aud contempt
whether you belieyo it or not.? Fanvj/ Fern.
Notable Dream.
J A writer in the Argoty, says: "Dr. JIc
j Xiah happening to sicep in damp sheets.
dreamed he was dragged through the strSW
j Dr. Symonds witnessed in his sleep what he
| thought was a prolonged storm of thunder
[ which he was afterwards able to trace to the'
light of a candle brought suddenly into the
dark room where he had fallen asleep. lie
relates that a person having a blister applied
; *l's liC&d fancied he was scalped bv a party
? of Indians. I remember, when a boy, sleep
| ing in a strange house, in an old fashioned
room, with an oaken stot<> ajfpboard over the
' b,ed 1 dreanftd that I was leia-fmurdcrcd
the assassin struck me on the bead, and awoke'
with a sense of pain in tbat region. Puttin?
1 ra7,Ila,n'1 tn, m-v forehead, I found it sticky?
i with blood. I felt almost too ill to cry for
! help, but at length I alarmed the household
and on procuring a light it was discovered
| that some fermented jam had leaked through
| the bottom of the cupboard, and had fallen
upon my head in a small, sluggish stream.
"A few mouths aj;o, shortly before going to
bed, a friend had been discussing with me the
peculiar instincts of animafc, and particularly
their sense ol the coming on of a storm. After
this he dreamed that he was a Worcester short
horn, grazing on a pleasant meadow on the
Herefordshire side of the Malvern Hills. He
had a number of companions?signs of a storm
appeared in the sky?a misty vapor hung on
the well-down beacon. He remembered dis
tinctly, although he was a cow watching with
a sense of great delight, the beauty of the
preliminary tokens of thestonn. With theoth
ereows quietly he strolled towards the shelter
of an adjacent tree, and waited until the storm
should break. He was cbewiug the cud and
relished its herbaceous flavor. He distinctly
remembered wagging his tail. Yet all tho
time he had fall /ea?oning faculties, and a
lively sense of th<f beauties of the scenery."'
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How the Richest Man in tho World
As every one is interested to know how so
rich a man as Baron Rothschild lived, corres
pondents are pariicular as to ever* movement
of his daily life. It is stated that ha ros?
every morning at six o'clock. Uis body sef
vant shaved and dressed him. Meantime, M;
Bondeville^tescher of elocution, who fits peo
ple for the stage) read the newspaper* to him
and told him the gossip of the greenrooms of
1'aris theatres, lie was dressed for the day
nt this hour, putting on even a white cravat.
Ife next received a Prussian named Bernard,
with whom he examined the quotations from
the great exchanges of Europe, and decided
upon and gave orders for the transactions of
the day. He next received the correspon
dence clerks, took from there the more im
portant letters which required a reply from
the baron, and approved or modified the pro
posed replies to other letters. Then the al
moner came in and reported on the poor
relieved, end received new instruction*. He
then went to M me. de Rothschild for her in
struction*. After tlio almoner retired th?
baron received his experts, inch who kept him
informed of all art and book sales ; they made
reports or received instructions. He then
went to breakfast. All the family met at
break fast .and usually one or two of his married
children were present. After breakfast the
baron went to his office (which was immedi
ately on the street and separated from his
bouse by the court-yard; a covcrcd way reach
ed from one to the other) to receive people.
At t\to o'clock he Wotild sometimes go to the
Bourse, or oftcner to the auction mart, lor be
was fond of buying objects of curiosity and
pictures, llo would return to his office at
four o'clock drive down to Chateau de Surense
or Hois de Boulogne, returning at 5 o'clock
to his club, where he would play whist at ten
sous a point until dinner time. During the
Inst pare of his life he became eccentric in it
good many small matters. lie carried a portc
monnale which was closed by a lock, although
lie never cariied more than fitty francs about
him ("if a man carries more he is sometimes
led to extravagant expense," he used to say),
and often nothing at all. Ho carried the key
of this lock on his Watch chain. The mem
bers of the club in the Rue Royale used Id
laugh to see the baron fumbling for his key,
and even his lock (his sight was latterly im
paired), and when, at last, lie managed to open
the porte-monnaie, to find it empty. Aftef
dinner he reeived company at borne, or went
to some thtatre.
Tho Holy Land.
The Chicago Journal has a correspondent
who is strolling through the Holy J,and and
1'alestine. lie is not particularly impressed
with its present state, whatever its past may
have been. Ho says : "1 have not seen ii
wagon road in Palestine. liven the stones
and timber for building the houses in Jeru
salem must be brought into the city upon tho
backs of camcis and donkeys ; and the rond*
over which Abraham, Pavid, Christ and tho
Apostles once traveled are but paths winding
over the rocks and aroutid the base of sterilo
mountains. In fact the whole land, said to
have been so beautiful, is now but a rocky,
barren waste' I think [ have seen more good
land in one square mile iu Iowa or Illinois
than in all Palestine. Mneh of the country
is occupied by the Bedouin Arabs, and for the
privilege of visiting the river Jordan and Dead
Sea their Sheik requires S2 50 from each per
son. I'or this am.Hint he sends a guard ot'
Arabs with you. The population of Jeru
salem is said to be bnt 11,000." The corres
pondent, upon this fact, moralizes thus;?
"While looking at the city as it now stands,
with narrow streets filled with dogs, Arabs
and filth, it is haid to realize that it was once
; the home of more than one million human
beings, and the proud metropolis of a mighty
nation. While looking out of the windowat
the Mosque of Omar, where the Turk bears
rule, I can but ask myself the questions, is it
possible that on that spot stood the temple of
Solomon ? Is it there that David held his
court ? The pages of history answer, yes.?
That spot is Mount Moriah. Upon that ground
stood ^hat Temple whos glory filled the nholo
TAKING i r Treks.?The following rela
tive to taking up trees for transplanting, ac
cords with the view.* we have often expressed,
but tlicy cannot be repeatcd'too often ; they *
were given at a rcccnt meeting of a;?Kul(ar
ists at New Haven.
"An enormous amount of money is lost lo
tree purchasers from rude and unskillful ta
king up. Trees arc oftcu torn tip by lbs
routs, as if the trunk and branches were t)ia
one thing ncccstary, and
The proper way is, to
side of the tree with
iti'j the ethje towards the free, go as
a root. These tretuHics should be lar
from the tree to avoid
deep enough
root, which &i
the tree may
incnea were ipo
? A very amiable and modest widow lady
lived in a ccrtain county. Soon after hor
' husband had paid the debt of oatnre, leafing
her his legatee, a claim was brought against
the estate by his brother, and a process was
served npon her by the sheriff of the county,
who happened to be a widower of middle age.
She was much alarmed, and meeting with a
female friend, she exclaimed, with agitation :
"What do you think 7 the sheriff has been
j after me!" '-Well," said the considerate la
dy, with perfect coolness, "he is a very fine
man." "Hut he says be has an attachment
for me," replied the widow. "Well, I have
long suspected that he was attached to yotl,
my dear." "But yon don't understand ; he
says I must go to court." "O ! that's quite
another affair, my child ; don't you go so far
as that?it is his place to come and court you."
? An Irishman was directed by a lady of
large size to secure and pay for two seats in a
stage coach, as she wanted comfortable room
in riding. The fellow returned and said, "I
have paid for the two seats yoa told me to ;
but as I could not get but one for the inside
of the coach, I took t'other for the outside."
? ' How old is yoa mamma T' asked'a
love-smitten okl bachelor of the daughter of
the widow, who Ifcd encountered him. "I
don't known, sir; ma's age varies from about
forty-three to twenty-five," was the artless
rcpiy , sti'J the bachelor was disenchanted.

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