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VOL. 21. OHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 18C9. NO. 25.
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Spirit rf Jeffrrsm
BE\JAMI\ F. BEAU,
EDITOR AKD PROPRIETOR.
TKKMS OF SUBSCRIPTION IX ADVANCE:
For One Tear, * $3.00
For Six Months, ... 1.75
For Three Months, - - 1.00
0 .-tiers Tor the Paper mast be accompanlcd
by the CASH.
1J A LTI M O RE CAK DsT"
Fianos. Pianos.
GOLD HKOAL FOR I8G7
Had just been awarded lo
CHAULES-M. ST.IEFF,
For the Best Pianos now made ever Baltiinore,
Philadelphia and New Yore Pianos by the
MARYLAND INSTITUTE.
Orrire and Wareroom No. ? N..rth Libert v
Sr.. near Baltimore atieet, BALTIMORE, Ml).
STiEFF'S PIANOS have nil the latest improve
ments, iucludmg- ilie AGRAFFE TREBLE,
Ivory Fronts, an<l the Improved French Action,
fully warranted for Five Years, with the privilege
of exchange within 1*2 months il not entirely satis
factory to purchaser.
Second hand Piano3 and Parlor Orgrana always
on hand, from ?50 to 0.
lirferces who have our Pianos in use:?
(Jen. R. E, Lee, Lexington, Virginia. Gen.
RoLt. Ranson, Wilmington, N. C. John Burin*,
Dr. L. C. Cordcll, W?rr?n Kby, John B. Packctt,
Chartestown, Thus M. Isbell of Jefferson county,
L. B.Burns, of Clai ke county. Mrs. Schwartswel
der. Mozart Musical Association of Winchester.
TERMS LIBERAL. A call is solicited.
April 14. ItiCS- o. d. Oct. :2L
Grt rvvr ^^.2^313!
GREAT SALE OF CLOTHING.
5,000 PAIR OF I'ASTS from S2 to gG.
5,0<X) PAilt OF I'AA I'S f.-Oiii S2 lo ?.G
o,000 1'AIU OF t'ASTS (to::i 52 to ?.G,
5.000 VI S I s frititi St 50 to ?3.
6 ,000 VES'l S ft out to S3
1,000 BUSINESS SUITS, j? 2 lo ?20.
1.000 BUS. MISS 51 IIS, ?12 t.. ?20.
1.000 BUSINESS SUITS, sia to ?20.
1 ,(Ij0 BUSINESS SUITS. ?12 to ?2J
500 DRESS St"ITS, ?15 lo ?25.
5m) D!!ES? SUITS, ?13 10 52.1.
500 DREsS SUITS, ?15 to ?25.
OUR IMMENSE STOCK AT PANIC PRICES
Our ftnmriise Stock 0/ Clv/h'irj.
Our Immense Slock of (Jluthimj.
Oar Immense Stock ';/ Clothinj.
AT REDUCED PRICE S.
Remetnh- r the Goods must be Sold.
Remember h'te Goods must be Sold.
Til ESS GOODS MUST BE SCLD.
AT IltAttliLG IIAI.L,.
MAEELE HAIili CLCTnE.'Ci HOUSE.
1,0*0 BEST WHITE SHIRTS from ?21" ?250
I.OCO BEST WHITE SHIRTS from $*-to ?2 50
C LOTH J N G. C LOT Hl.NG.
CLOl iil^G, CLOTHING.
CLOTHING, CLOTHING.
CLOTHING, CLOTHING.
Qrj- lJ? ht in mind these Goods must be sold with
out regard t>? Cost Ht
HI A R U L C HALL.
SMITH. BKOS. * CO.
3^ anil -JWest Baltimore street.
January 5, ISbJ?ly.
8. H UGH. J. G. RIDK i l'R. N. ft. LAVODO.V.
ROUGH, RIDENOUR & LANGD0N,
Co asa m is9 sa 35e rc Saasai ?,
No 124 Sju?2i Cutaw .Street,
^OPPOSITE C *.LT. o. I*. I . DLPuT.]
15 A L'l I.MORK.
^9-ORDERS f ?r all klntls of M.rehamlUr. Salt,
Fish, Plaster. Guauo, an I the various Fertilizers
aud Fai miug Implement*, ptomptly filled.
It E F K ITFx C i: S :
Hopkins. Hahnoen & Knax?, Baltimore.
'lA.sflV.CiLPi.s iCo ,
lUooKd, Faii.vs. ock ot Co., "
Pe<jsim a v ?5* Bco , "
Oanikl Millcb. Pres. Nat. Exc. Bank, Hal'morc
C. W. Buttds, Esq.. Lynchburg". Va.
I> a vis. Roper *c C??., Petersburg, Va.
R. H. Miller. Alexandria, Va.
August *20. 1363?ly.
H K. VVorPMAK, W J. Armstrong,
O ho. R. Stalev, J E. Chaowjc:*.
HOFFMAN. STALKY & CO.,
WHOLESALE
g a o c e it s. l i a u o r
AND
Commission Merchants,
45 South Howard street.
Between Lombard aud Pratt Strietp,
ISA LTIMOIIE.
Qrf. Orders f<>r Groceries, ' and Consignments of
Prnducc, solicited.
Jh n un ry26, 1869?ly.
? HORTICULTURAL WARER00MS~
So. 2j North Unlaw Street,
IIA I.T 1.11 OH C
G AH DEN SEED, I-LOW Ell SEED,
FLOWEBIWG AND
"Vogetafclo SPlcizxta.
fPHE advertiser would respectfully advertise the
L public tint lie has receivrd hi* i=t<ck of SEKDS,
IMPLEMENTS. BULBS ami Pi \ l s ?? .i would
name, in part, file following S. &?-; :
Asparagus, 15**et. C Mil'Slower,
Carrot. Celery, Cum, Cm ? li Plant. Let
tuce, Melon. Onion, Sulkily, J'trdiip, J'i-u.s, Tuina
lo. Herbs, tie...
Plo*vs , Cultivators. Pruning Shear*. Castings.
Jkc.,Garden Tools. Pansey S.-ni, Phlox. Asters,
Carnations, *coRoses, Veibfi>.?H. H< lictrnpe*, Ge
ranium*. Ifuachiaa, Stocks, ai.d Fiuit and Orna
mental Trees, an<? all kinds of Vegetable Plants in
season _
the only Afore in town where the Par
iner. Gardener ami Amairur PloriM rac yet all
they may want. PRANK L. MOIU.ING,
Florist, Set -dman and Nurseryman.
Aptil 7, IS63.
Howard
Nos 5 Af. 7 North Howard Street,
(Two Doors from Baltimoie Street,)
BALTIMORE.
THIS Hotel has recently been enlarged, thorough
ly renovatedaml elegantly refurniehedthroujrh
out ; an*! is now eapablc of accommodating*- over
8'W guests. Under the manag-ement of the presmt
proprietors, it ha3 attained a~ popularity excelled
by no Hotel in the country. Everything-* which can
conducc to the comfort of guests, is furnished with
an unsparing hand; and the Howan' House offers
accommodations to the travelling pvMie equal to
any other nrat class Hotel in tin? United States.
BATHS,BILLIARD BOOM, BAB. Etc..
ure all unexceptionable, The Proprietors solicit
the patronage of the public.
t^Stacej will bo at the Depots on arrival of
I rains. al*> at the steamers on their arrival, to con
vey guests and their baggage to the House.
TEEMS?$3.00 PER DAY.
N. P. SEW ELL,
March 2 J , 1863?ly. Manager.
, YVALT1SB CROOK. JK.,
220 West Baltimore Street,
BALTIMORE,
Dealer in and Manufacturer of
Window CiirtaiiiS)
tpholstcry Goods, Venitian Blinds,
AND
WINDOW SHADES.
MA T TRESSES it- BEDDING
? Furnished at Short Notice.
March 24, 186*?ly.
1ALCIUM Oil and Burners.now foreala *t
J L. DINKLE'S Jewelry Store.
B A L T I M O It 15 C A It D S .
J. II. \\ isusob.] [Hebnard iMcGinn.
J. U. WINDSOR & CO.,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Hats, Cap3 & Straw Goods
Nos. 7 A 0 N. HOWARD ST.
CP STAIRS.
BALTIMORE, MD.
May 12, 1SCS?ly.
M. TBEIBER, THOMAS Q. BEALL. JAMES I. WADDELL,
( Alary land. West Va. Noi ib Carolina,
Treibar, JBeall & Co.
IMPOETEE3
English and German Hardware,
AND MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS
A 31 ERIC A N IIA RI) W A R E,
So. 19 German Slreet,
BALTIMORE.
SpEctALiTV.?WaJo & Butcbcr's Celebrated Ed ire
Tuula. fa
September I, 1S63?If.
CHAS. M. CIIRISTAIN,
WITH
Geo. W. II, Bartflett,
SUCCESSOR TO II. H1CKLEY & BRO.,
Dealer in
Foreign & Domestic Hardware.
KO. 8 NORTH HOWARD STREET,
Opposite the Howard House,
JiALTIMOKE, MD.
0r> Orders from the trade solicited. Goods sold
at low H<rur?>s. and on accommodating* terms.
Juno 30, 1SGS?ly.
GEO. R.CUFI ROTH & CO.,
Commission and Wholesale Di&lets in
Tobacco, Snuffs & Cigars.
33J BALTIMORE STREET,
JeconJ Door West ol Howard,
BALTIMORE, MD.
May 12, 1SC5.
BECKKAMGWIN &Co7
: ?osB2iiiis9ia i!9ere??mi?,
NO. 70 SOUTH STREET,
SECOND FLOOR,
j BALTIMORE, MD.
January 5, 1563 - ly.
ftlnliby Qloose,
A. E. HIIiLJJli, BEOPEIETC2
BALTIMORE, MO.
Julv 30. 1.167 ?ly*.
ias3.
UKGE AXIS I'EKEJIFTOKY SALE OF
MENS' AND BOYS' CLOTHING.
\\T E have stoclccd our retail department with a
* lull line of 'liens', Hoys', and Children's
| Suits, at price* to suit all classes of buyers,
j FALL OVERCOATS ;it Irom $' 10 aud
$ 12 to <5 14.
CUSTOM DBPAKTMEITT :
i CLOTHS,
CASS I MERCS
| AND VESTINGS,
In largo variety to prlect from for measure.
i Full li.io of 31 en j and Bi ys' FtRNISIIING
GOODS.
NOAH WALK Eli fc CO.,
Washington Building*,
IG">and 107, W. Baltimore street,
January o, laO'J--ly. Baltimore, Md.
I'BO FESSION A \. C A It DS.
N. S. White. J [Joseph Trapnell.
WHITE i TRAPNELL,
^.Itoriaeys at
Cliariestown, W. Va.
1\J II-L Pmctice in the Courts of Jefferson and ad
\ V j-?tiling' Counties ??f Virginia ami West Vir
ginia. Prompt utUiitiun given to all business en
trusted to thi-m.
January 12, 1SG9?Cm.
Tnos. C. Green.] [Dan'l, D. Lcca r.
GREEN ? LUCAS,
^Ittomcys cvfe Xjivw.
HAVIXO associated ourselves as partners, we
will practice in Jefferson and adjjjuing- Coun
ties
{>C/-Offices at Charlestown, Shephcrdsiown and
Ln-eburg-.
September 22, 1863?tf.
EDWARD C. FREEL,
Attoi'iicy Ijciw
PRACTICES in the Courts ,.f JEFFERSON,
I'i :;KELEY, an.l MORGAN Countice. lie
i will i..? .??: 'he advantage of consultation with and
j advice of Messrs. Gil KEN ic CCAS, in all busi
I ness entrusted to him.
Office, opposite Entlcr's Hotel Shepherds
! town, West Va.
| November 6, 1SC7 ? tf.
ISAAC F0UKE,
Attorney cx-t 3Lsrx \^i7,
l iir.iirsto-.vn, JelTerson County,
PRACTICES in the Courts of Jefferson, Berkeley
*- and Morgan Counties, W. Virginia, and in
those of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarlc Counties,
Virginia; also in the United States District Court
j incases in bankruptcy.
{X?- Office in Hunter's Law Row, next door to the
1 Career II ?use.
July 30, IS07 ? 1 y.
WAL II. TRAVERS.
ATTOEHEY AT LAW,
Cliarlcstoivu, Jellcrson County, Virginia,
y \71LL practice in the District Court6 of the Uni
* ? t?-d S'ates for the District ??f West Virginia.?
j'ai ricciar :itt? ntion paid to cases in Bankruptcy.
July 30, 1 >07.
ANDREW IIUMER.
SOL.ICITPII IN MATTEES OP SANK
KUFTCi",
SfAVlNG specially prepared for the business;
a. and not beiuc excluded from the United States
| Courts; will prosecute, diligently, all applications
I lor the benefit oi the late Bankrupt law, coruinittad
| to him.
j {[C?~He will regularly attend the Federal Court
I at Clarksburg-, ami elsewhere a3 the cases may rc
' quire.
[ , Charlestown, July 16, 1S67?tf.
New Era, Martinsburg, and Winchester Times,
j copy each 3 limes.
ilpsi<a.on.t Uczitist.
I) It. J. V. SIMMONS.
BEING permanently located in Charlestown, Va..
offers Iiis scr vires in every branch of his pro
fusion. Freezing-or Narcotic Spray used iu ex
tractinc' Teeth.
{fcy- Pliar ere ft very moderate.
July 23. 1867?ly.
PROFE8SI0NAL CARB.
DE. N. AND2ESON "WARE,
OFFERS hia Professional services to the citizens
of Leetown and vicinity.
Ofiiceat the residence of 3Jr. Geo. W. Nicely.
April 7. 1S6S ? 1y.~ F. P.
DR. C. T. RICHARDSON.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
CHARLESTONS.
(0- MeBMijres left at bw residence, or at the Drug
Stoic of Aiaquith & Bio., will rcccive prompt at
tent ion.
December 2*1,1567- 6in>
yr.
picit flf JefffOTiu
BEXJAMIX F. BHALIj, Editor.
CHAELKSTOWfl-, V A.
Tuesday Morning, February 23,18C9.
Wonderful Discovery of a Supposed
Antediluvian Human Skeleton.
Pay before yesterday, while the qnarrymcn
employed by the Sauk Hapids water Power
Company were engaged in quarrying rock lor
the dam which is being erected acros3 the
Mississippi at this'place, they found inbedded
in the solid granite rock, the remains of a
human being of gigantic stature. About
seven feet below the surface of the ground
and about three feet and a half beneath the
upper stratum of the rock, the remains were
found imbedded in the tand, which had
evidently been placed in the quadrangular
grave which bad been dug out of the solid
rock to receive the last remains of this ante
diluvian giant. The grave was twelve feet in
length, four feet wide, and about three feet
in depth, and is to-day at least two feet below
the present level of the river. The remains
are completely petrified, aud are of gigantic
dimensions. The head is massive, measures
thirty one and one-halt inches in circum
feience, but low in the oafiotitis, and very flat
on top. The femur measures twenty-sis and
a quarter inches, and the fibula twenty five
and a-half, while the body is equally long in
proportion. From the crown of the head to
the sole of the foot, the length is ten feet nine
and a half inches. The measure around the
chest is fifty nine and a half inches. This
giant must have weighed at least nine hundred
pouudswhe^ covered with a reasonable amount
of flesh. The petrified remains?aud there
is nothing left but the naked boues?now
weighs three hundred and lour and a quarter
pounds. The thumb and fingers on the left
hand, and the left loot from the aukle to the
toes, arc gone; but all the other parts ave
perfect. Over the sepulchre of the dead was
placed n large flat limestone rock that re
mained perfectly separated from the surround
ing granite rock. These wonderful remains
i/l an antediluvian, gigantic race are in the
possession of a gentleman who has started
with it to his residence Kast. This gentle
man, it is said, will hear all that can be said
on the subject by the learned men, among
whom is General Thomas. It is thought that
many more skeleti ns will be found during the
process of excavating the granite rocks in this
plaee. Some seem to think that these remains
were deposited in tlnssiircphagtis prior to the
formatiou of the present strata of rocks that,
now abound here ; but ibis is mere conjecture.
[ Set u/c lipids Sentinel.
Esit of Messrs. Breckinridge and Ben
jamin from tlie Confederacy.
There are a few facts connected with the j
escape ol General Breckinridge and Mr. Ben- |
jauiiu from the Confederacy which are perhaps i
uot generally known. After the surrender of
General Lee's army, both General Breckin
ridge and Mr. Benjamin made their way to
Florida. General B. struck the State near
Monticelio, where he found friends who assist
ed him in getting to Marion county, from
whence he hoped to fiud an opportunity to
get out of the country. General Breckinridge
spent a number of days in hunting and visiting
with his friends in Marion, but knowing that
he could not remain there long, his friends
procured a small me'alic boar, ill which he
and his companions. Colonel Wilson and Cap
tain Wood, and the General's faithful servant,
soon found themselves ascending the St.
John's river. The party, after much toil,
reached New Smyrna, where they found a
schooner, which carried they safely to Nassau,
N. P. The General was knowu as Colonel
Cabel.
Mr. Benjamin also struck Florida near
Monticelio, w here he met friends who assisted
him on to the vicinity of this place. Here
Mr. lienjamin hoped to find some way to
Cuba, or one of the Bahama Islands; but
there was a strict watch kept by tho United
States troops stationed here, aud tiiere were
but a few boats left ou tho coast. But Mr.
Benjamin finally procured a small boat at
Manatee, upon which the ex-United States
Senator and Ex-Con federate States Secretary
of Stale, embarked as eook, and in a few days !
found himself under tho protecting folds of
the British flag. Mr. Benjamin passed him
self off as a land hunter, named Howard.?
There is quite an amusing little anecdote con
nected with Mr. Benjamin during his stay !
with a friend of ours, in this vicinity but we ;
refrain from making it public.
[ Fh? ii/ii Peninsular.
Scarlatina.?From the last monthly re- j
port of the Superintendent of Health in Provi- j
dence, ll. I., it appears that the disease has
shown itself there also, to a rather alarming |
extent. The Superintendent says:
?'in the first seteu days of the month there !
were 7 death fr. m scarlatina; 8th to 14th
days. 9 deaths; 15th to 21st, 10 deaths; 22d !
to 23th, 7 deaths; aud 2 deaths ill the last
three days of tho month. We are in the
midst of an epidemic of the disease. After
an almost entire absence of moitality from
scarlatina for two years, it began to be prev
alent early in 1S0S. There were oue or two
deaths in eaeirmouth of that year until Au- :
gust. There were 4 deaths iu each of the I
months of August, September and October; ;
7 deaths in November, 14 in December, and
So in January. The epidemic will undoubt
edly spread through the city, and will continue
through the present year, growing less severe
iu warm weather."
lie adds : ' The best authorities do not con
sider scarlatina contagious. It undoubtedly
spreu through some epidemic influence in
dependent of contagion." But he recommeuds
the use of carbonic acid by way of precaution,
as a preventive; il not as a disinfectant.
Outr age us Cruelty.?A fiend, named
Benjamin Posey, living on Oil Creek. Brax
j ton county, in this State, recently drove his
: wife's mother, aged ninety eight from his
! house. The poor old creature started for a
neighbor's farm, but perished on the way. She
left her son in law's house on Saturday, and
on the following Tuesday ber dead body was
j found beneath a mountain path, frozen stiff,
and partially devoured by hogs. There is
i some talk of lynching Posey, but thus far be
has not been arcstcd.
Distillation.
The origin of this art is extremely obscure.
It appears that when at sea, the Phcenicians
used, in extreme cases, to get potable wafer
by boiling that of the sea, and collecting the
sieam in sponges. It is also related that a
niouk of the name of Marcus, who belon"ed
to the suit of St. Kami, collected the vapor
boiling wine in a piece of jJiunel, and squeezed
it out upon the wuunds of the soldiers at the
siege of Hhcitns ; with the same liquid mixed
with honey, he would make a cordial for the
dying, and it seems the great Clovis himself
did not disdain taking it. When aleinbies
were discovered, is not exactly known, but it
is certain that in the ISth century Arnaud de
Villeneuve, or Arnaldo Villanovano, Profes
sor of Medicine at Montpelier, was the first to
improve the rude apparatus then in use for
distillation-, an ait whioh he seriously studied
and promoted. He wrote several volumes on
his labors, and stales among other things that
by a chemical process, there may be extracted
'rolu wine a liquid which has neither its color
nor its usual effects. This wine water is a
water ot immortality, since it prolongs the
days of man, dissipates precant humors, re?
vives the heart and keeps up youth. It cures
5oj?' droP^'> Paralysis, &c. Arnaldo died
l.jlo, leaving his A1S3. to his pupil,
Kaymond Lulie, who became the most cele
brated alchemist of Middle ages. ? lie con
tinued his master's researches, and soon suc
ceeded in obtaining five spirit or alcohol.
Having fallen in love with a beautiful maid
en, and paid his addresses to her for some
t.me in vain, she at length discovered to him
the fact that she was sufFering from an incu
rable cancev. lie was so struck with horror
at this thnt he enlered a monastery, not, how
ever, without directing her to dress the sore
with alcohol. The remedy proved of no avail,
but this was the first instance of the new li
quid being applied to the healing art. Dis
tillation soon spread and the wines of the
Oharente3 wero subjected to it about the fif
teenth century, but various ordinances and
police regulations soon restricted the art to a
few privileged persons. The distillers and
vinegar^ manufacturers were incorporated by
Jjouis XII in 151 -I, and invested the sole right
of making brandy and spirits of wine.
An Amorous Coon.
Two or three nights ago, says the Wash
ington Aj'press, the inuiates of a fashionable
b.'aiding-house, not a thousand miles from j
the aveuue, were startled by the piercing
screams of a female in distress. Owing to
the many robberies and burglaries which have
occurred of late, it was naTuraliy supposed
that thieves had effected an entrance. Pis
tols, boot-jacks, and pokers were instantly
brought into requisition, and a chargc made
upon the door ot the room from whvnce the
cries issued. 'I bo door having been burst
open, a young lady (whose name, of course,
we omit) was seen by the niooulight crouch
ing in a corner, pale and trembling. As soon
as she.could 'recover her breath, she stated
that when she had put out the gas and re
tired, she was startled at hearing some one
breathing near her face. As she sprang from
the bed, sho received a severe blow on the
check and immediately cried for assistance.
I'lood flowing from the lady's cheek.corrobo
rated the assertion, and a scarch was imme
diately instituted. The midnight miscreaut
could-not possibly have gotten out of the
room, as the door was locked and the window
three stories from the ground. The closet
and every nook and cranny were searched
without avail, but when the curtains of the
bay window were pulled aside, repealed to
wondering eyes was the form of a large he !
coon, which, with gleaming eyes and spiteful
snarl, he'd his fore-paws out for a set-to with
anybody. The mystery was solved, and his
coonship ejected, lie was a pet of the son
of the landlady, and had escaped from his
cage in the yard, and indulging in the pro
pensity of all coons, to be up in the world,
had gone up stairs anu laid himself down for
a comfortable snooze, when he was interrupt
ed by the fair occupant of the bed. Where
upon, he reseuted liio breaking of his slum
bers by boxing her cheek with his paw.
A Remabkable Small Pox Rksiedy.?
A correspondent of the Stockton (Cul.) IA>
uld writes as follows :
1 herewith append a recipe, which has ben
used to my knowledge iu hundreds of eases.
It will prevent or cure the small pox though
the pitings are filling. When Jeuncr discov
ered cow pox in England, the world of science
hurled an avalanche of fame upon his liead,
but when the most scientific school of medi
cine in the warld?that of Paris?published
this recipe as a panaccr for small pox, it pas
sed unheeded. It is unfailiug as fate, and
conquers in every instance. It is harmless
'?vj|eu taken by a iveil person. It will also cure
sWrlet fever, lieie is the recipe as I have
used it, and cured my children of .scarlet fe
ver ; here it is as I have used it to cure the
small pox ; when learned physicians said the
patient must die, it cured Sulphate of zinc,
oue grain; foxglove, (digitalis.) one grain;
half a teaspooniul of euijar ; mix with two
tabiespoouful of water. When thoroughly
mixed, add four ounces of water. Take a
spoonful every hour. Either disease will dis
appear in twelve hours. For a child, smaller
doses, according to a^e. If couuties would
compel their physicians to use this, there
would be no ueed of pesthouses. If you value
advice aud experience, use this for that ter
rible disease.
Carefully Brought up.?A pious o!d
clergymau, while weuding his way to his
church one Sunday morning, caught 3igbt of
the two sons of one his parishioners, goipg
into the woods, evidently for the purpose of
limiting. Feeling certain that anything like
direct remonstrance with the youug gentle
uieu themselves would scarcely turn theui
from their ways, he waited until after preach
ing, and sought the old gentleman, their
father. After recounting the circumstances
of meeting Billy and Sammy as he had done,
he closed an affecting appeal by inquiring of
their father why they had not been brought
up in the fear of the Lord ?
"Fear of the Lord, I'srson,?fear of the
Lord! Why they Aft).' They're so 'feard
of him now they dassent go out on Sunday
without doable bar'l'd shot-guns on their
shoulders!"
? A Georgia paper says that many of the
i farmers of that State have now stored away
in their money boxes, all the way from Sl,
000 to SS,000 and $10,000?the proceeds of
last year's crops.
POETICAL.
[Fot the Spirit of Jefferson.]
DAEK HOUES.
BY WILLIS 3. III8GIN3.
Deep down in my heart there's sorrow and gticf,
And a feeling-akin to despair,
Jn the shimmering* light of the moon I trace,
The pictured form of a fair young face,
And 1 moan in the'still night air.
Ldream of the years long- past.
Of the. home that once was mine.
Of the fleeting dream ot iny early love,
Of the eyes which looked like the skies above
And which found in my heart a shrine.
1 dream of the fair young1 bride.
Which ouce to my heart I press'd.
Of the days of bliss of th<v honied kiss.
But the dream has (led, and the bride I mis3,
And I long- for eternal rest.
Sorrow, and grief, and pam,
Long, long, have held me in thrall;
The friends ot my youth have passed away.
There's nought o 1 them leit but the mouldering
clay,
And I wait but the Master's call.
February 14th, lbC3.
MISCELLANEOUS.
A Newspaper Correspondent at a Fair.
A correspondent of the Louisvill Domocrat
gives a bit of his experience as follows :
My last letter was dated at Chicago. I
don't expect to date another from that enter
prising city. My malevolent star has been in
the ascendant,else I should never have wander
ed out to Chicago. I had no particular busi
ness there, only to fish, and was under the im
pression that I could catch them iu a bucket
at hydrants, utterly forgetting all about the
great lake tunnel.
My first visit to Chicago was in my tender
years, in 1S5G. It was a time when Chicago
took such a rise, by means of jack screws.?
By these machines they raised the entire city,
house by house, some two or three feet.
I know all about various confidence games,
but consider myself just as likely to be taken
in by the simplest of thim as the veriest of
Posey county greenhorns. How oft these
sharpers must have bewailed their bad luck at
my not having plenty of money.
With all my experience I dropped into a
fair, held for the benefit of some confounded
society or other. I thought I would expend
a dolhir or two. So I bouaht myself a ticket
and slid in. I went to a table where refresh
ments were sold, and culled for some oysters,
chicken salad and coffee. A beautiful siren
with big black eyes, little white hands and a
most bewitching mouth spread the edibles
before me. I don't know how it was, but t
felt a strong affinity for that ministering angel
at ouce. While eating and drinking, and
devouring her with mine eyes in the meantime,
we struck up a scattering conversation. At
last I arose and banded her a five dollar bill.
She put it in a littlo box and forgot to give
me my change, but instead thereof a sweet
smile, unto me saying:
"Are 3'ou a stranger in Chicago?"
"Yes, madam, 1 am from Kentucky."
"Is it possible ? I am a Kentuckian also."
"Ah 1 I knew it."
The reply was whispered, but it produced
a faint blush, a drooping of the beautilul eye
lashes, aud a gratified smile.
"Would you like to walk around the room
and look over our fancy articles?" quoth the
siren.
"If you will show me," quoth the spooney.
She took my arm, and raising herself by it
to her toes, she murmured, "we are not
strangers, you know."
Go away. Grant with your j residency. I
would not change places with you this minute.
Nor with Colfax who was uiarrieu this morn
ing. Go away jack screws. You cant raise
me any higher.
We wandered through that room talking?
swieetly talking, of things that had been?of
things thut were?and of things that might
be. Pretty soon we came to a silver tea set
that was to be rafiied off. Would I take a
chance ? Of course I would.
Then a wonderful cake, with a valuable
ring iu it, appealed to the cupidity of the
chance takers. I was persuaded to take a
chance in the cake. And so the things went
0:1 until I concluded that if I took many more
chances my chaBees for setting hoaie would
be rather sli;n. So I refused to tempt lortune
any further.
Anon a costly work box met our eyes, but
I bravely resisted all appeals, until the little
black-eyed scoundrel took me on a new tack.
Leanins heavily on my arm, and absolutely
resting her cheek on my shoulder, with those
wicked eyes and silvery tongue, she said :
" Won't you take a chancc for me 1" Oh,
well, Hutcher, folks preach about the fall of
Adam, but I never blame him, though I don't
think the old fallow had half tho excuse I
had. I needn't tell you that. I took that
chance, and kept on taking chances for the
unprincipled and beautiful wretch that had
me in tow until I bad not a dollar left. Yes
I was peunyless, and then it began to dawn
upon mo that the young lady was working
for tho success of the Fair, and that I had
made a first class fool of myself as usual.
There I was bankrupt in money, in .-elf res
pect. I had been robbed ?yes robbed, for what
is the difference between a pair of Derringer's
j and a pair of black eyes and a robbery ? You
! part will# your money because you can't help
it. I know that society looks with lenient
' eyes upon these female guerrillas who haunt
these charitable fairs, but it is my opirjion
when all the robbers come to take their-final
, sentence, that little Chicago rubber will take
her place by the side o( Jack fcjheppard.
A Curious Experiment.?Take a piece
of pasteboard about five inches square, roll it
into a tube with one end just large enough
to fit around the eye, and the other end rather
smaller. Hold the tube between the thuuib
and tiu?er of the right hand (do not grasp it
with the whola band); put the large end
close against the right eye, and with the left
hand hold a book against the side of the tube.
Be sure and keep both eyes open, and there
will uppear to be a hole through the book, and
objects seem as if seen through the hole in
stead of through the tube. The right eye
sees lhrough the tube and the left eye sees
the book, and the two appearances ar.e so
confounded together that they cannot be sep
arated. The left hand can be held against the
tube instead of the book, and tho hole will
seem to be seen through the band.
? "3Ja' said Fred, 'I should rather be a
wild turkey, and live my life out on the prai
ries, than bo a tame turkey and be killed every
year."
A. Fair Bargain.
pr J} had been unanimously called to
preach to one of these societies, and had ac
cepted the call; but, as usual, nothing had
been said about his" salary, or the time o!
his his monthly visit ; and to arrange these
matters he attended the cest business meet
ing of the body. . j i
When the meeting had been organ.aed, a
prominent member of the chutcli arose, and
after congratulating the brethren on having ;
secured the valuable services of Dr. D- , ]
proceeded to say that, as his pay would ne
cessarily be small, it ought at least to be paid j
regularly, and that the church should now
pledge to him some definite amount.
acknowledged that it was something of ail
innovation, but gave several good reasons
why it should be done, and resumed hw seat.
Another brother then took the floor, who,
after sufassing the first in his compliments
to Dr. 1J , recurred to the subject or sal- '
ary. For his part, he said, he could uot see
the necessity nor the propriety of paying the j
brother's salary in this methodical way. lie
thought it much better that the whole matter
should be left open, perfectly open, lie
thought it/would answer to pay the mouey
whenever it should happen to ha in the treas- j
ury ; that it was unnecessary tosiy now wtien
the payments would be made, or to pay the 1
same amount every time. Some months the j
brother would be paid much, some little, and
somo nothing, perhaps; but he thought this t
way had a less sordid and worldly appearance,
and he did not doubt that in the loug run the
pastor would rcceive more by this method
than any other.
This talk struck the brethren present so la
vorably that, after a litlc vacillotion, tbeadopt
ed the views of the speaker unanimously.
The next busiuess in order was the choice
of a Sabbath on which to have preaching, and
this they agreed to submit entirely to the con
vcnicnce of their prstor. Dr. -, who had
been an attentive listener to the whole ol the
debate concerning his salary, now arose to
state on what Sabbath iu the month he propos
ed to visit them. , .
Alter expressing great love for his rew
charge, and an ardent desire to ba useful to
them, he remarked that as to the day on which
he should preach to them he deemed it unne
cessary to speak very definitely.
Soma months he would come on t.ie first
Sabbath, some on tl.e second. some on a week
day, and some not at all. There was no use
in having cast-iron rules about a matter of this
kind ; it was inconvenient, and he thought,
unprofitable. They had proposed to leave t >e
matter open as regarded his talary, to which
he had no objection ; and, for his part, he rca y
thousiht it best to leave it open at both ends
?entirely open. Having thus auiazed anil
horrified his auditors, he quietly sat down.
This speech wounded the feelings of the
brethren beyond measure. They sat still f-r
some time, overcome with pique and mortifi
cation. But at last they acknowledged the
corn, and agreed to pay the Doctor oca hun
dred dollars per annum, and lie agreed to
preach every second Sabbath; and good lecl
ing was restored.
A French Story,
In 17C9 a gentleman was passing, late at
night, over Pont Neuf, Paris, with a lantern.
A m an came up to him and said ;
"llead this paper."
He hold his lantern and read as loliowa .
Speak not a word vilim you (lii* read.
Or iu an insluni you'll h? dead .
Give up youi* money*, watch anil
Willi u'Ikt valuable things?
Tlwn quick, in silence, vou ?lrpnrt.
Or, 1 with a knife will cleave your heart
Not being a mau of much pluck, the af
frighted gentleman gave up his watch ami
money rr,d ran off. lie soon gave the alarm,
and the highwayman was arrested.
"What have you to say for yourse.f .
inquired the magistrate belore whom the rob
ber was arraigned.
"That I am not. guilty or robbery, tli.u^u
I to-'k the watch and money."
"Why not guilty?" asked the magistrate.
"Simply because I can neither read por
write, i picked up that paper just at tho
moment I met this gentleman with a lantern.
Thinking it might be something valuable, 1
politely asked him to read it to me. lie
complied with my request, and presently
handed me his watch and purse and ran. 1
supposed the paper to be of great value to
him. and he had thus liberally rewarded me
for finding it. He gave me uo time to thank
him, which act of politeness I was ready to
' The gentleman acccptcd the p'.ea of the
robber, aud withdrew his coroplaiut.
"IJo Secret, Doctor."
I noticed, said Franklin, amc.-hanic among
a number of other*, at work ou a house erec
ting but a little way from my office, who al
ways appear to be ia a merry humor ; who
had a kind and cheerful suiile for every one
he met. Let the day be ever so cold.gloomy,or
tun less, a happy smile danced like a suu-beaiu
in his checrful countenance. Meeting him
one morning I asked him to tell me the secret
of his happy flow of spirits. "No secret Doc
tor" he replied, liI have got one of the best
of wives, and when I go to work she has a
kind word of cncouragemcut; and when I go
home she meets me with a smile and a kiss;
sud then tea is sure to be ready, and she has
done so many little tilings to please me that
I cannot Cud it in my heart to speak an un
kind word to anybody." What influence has;
women over the heart of man to soften and
make it the foundation of good and pure emo
tions ! Speak gently, then ; a kind grcetins,
a.'ter the toils of the day are over, costs nothing
and eoes far towards making home happy and
peaceful, \ouog wives, and girls, candidates
for wives should keep this in mind; to older
wives, expcricnce mav have already taught
them this important lesson. And what we
say to wives, we say also to husbands. A
loving word and a kiss go very far with a
woman.
A Gentleman's Diary of iiis Wire's
Temper.?.Mouday?A thick fog; no seeing
through it. Tuesday?Gloomy and very chilly;
unreasonable weather. Wednesday?frosty,
at times sharp. Thursday?Bitter cold iu
the morning, red sunset, with flying^ clouds,
portending bard weather. Friday?Storm in
the morning, with peals of thunder; cjear
afterwards. Saturday?Gleams of sunshine,
with a Dartial thaw, frost again at night.?
Sunday?A slight soutbwestcr in the morn
ing ; calm and ploasaot at dinner time ; hur
ricane and earthquake at ci^ht.
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The Blessed Bible.
Ia Scotland, during tho timo of b!oo<}y
persecution, when the soIJiers were march
ing abuat the country, driving people frotu
their hotues,burning their houses, and putting
many godly people to death, a pious father
toid his family ijjat there were soldiers near,
aud they must hasten to the next village,
where there was a strong old church ibo
fugitives could tiso as a fort. So he told
Jeanie to take the big Bible for her load, and
that she must be very careful not to let it get
wet. or lose it by the way ; "For we could not
live," said he, "without the good book." Su
she wrapped a gown around tho Bible, and
started witli her lather an<l mother each of
whom carried a child.
They had to cross a brook, but they did
not dare to go by the bridge, lest they should,
bo captured by the eueiny. There was a plaoa
where they thought they eyuhl cross on soma
stepping stones, but on reaching tho place it
had become quite dark. So Jennie's father
waded across and carried the others one- by
one, until sho was left quite alone. Jeaniu
was much afraid to be Ictt there by herself, su
she started to cross after her father, stepping
carefully from stone to stone.
But presently her foot slipped and down
she wcut to the bottom. -
At the ssrno time up went her arms, holding
the precious burden over head. The watej^^
came up to her waist, but bracing herself flrtii-"
ly against the rapid current, she walked brave
' ly on across the stream and had nearly reaoh
ed the shore, with her dear old "book lifted as
i hi"h as she could raise it, when she met her
1 father returning to bring her.
"Father," she cried, "you told mo to tako
care of the dear old Biblc.and I have done so."
J ust as sho said this, they heard several
pistol shots aud tho souud of approaching
horsemen. They sood bid themselves in m
i little cieft of the rocks,and were not discovered.
Jeanie married in after years, and now has
| great great grand children living. Tho old
Biblo became hers after her father's death,
1 and in it were written tbi? names of hersoveii
. children. It is still, iu very good condition,
in the possession of some of her dcccndunts.
Jeuuio never forgot that dreaded night
j when she carried the old Biblo through tho
deep waters, and when she was dying she
seemed to bo dreaming of it. and said?
"I am in the deep river?in the deep river,
but I'll hold up the dear old Bible ! There,
take the book !" and she ceased to breathe.
Cooking Food for Hogs.
There can be no question but tliut tho cook*
ing of food tor hogs is the most economical
way in which they can bo fed. Giving them
new corn is throwing away nearly, if not quite,
half the value of tho grain, itcpeuted IX*
! ptriments have demonstrated this truth, aud
any one who disbelieves concurrent testiui iny
can try it for himself. Let a farmer lecd
cooked grain to one or two hogs, aud raw corn
or meal to the other, and his ryo will dctcct
iu two weeks' time tho difference.
A farmer who has tried litis system for
some years and with good succcss, proceeds n*
follows : Instead of having any cora ground,
or indeed any other grain, it is all cooked in
its natural st.ito. Into a large kottie, which
is Slled and eiupticd each day, a mixture of
corn in the car and potatoes, and sometime*
rye. is put in proportion of about one-half
bushel of potatoes to ono bushel of cars of
coru, and perhaps a peek of rye. The cars
o! corn arc broken as they arc jilaced iu tiia
kettle, nnd then are bojjcd for an hour, aud
left. t.> stand aud steam tnuu S o'clock at night
till G o'clocl; in tho mi ruing. This prcpnra
tiou docs for the day, aud the next night a
new kettle is prepared.
Tho saving ot this mode is this : Tho toll
two quarts to the bushel, or one-sixteenth part
of the whole; next the trouble ot shelling
the coru and carrying it to the mill; and third,
you always have grain ready prepared on hand,
and arc not obliged to leave other work, often
pressing, to get grain ground for your hogs
to cat.
My Motiieh.?Around tlio idea of one's
mother, the mind of man clingi wilh food
affection. It is the first dear thought stamp
ed upon our infant hearts, when soft and ca
pable of receiving the moat profound iinprcs
niuns, all the after feelings are more or less
light in comparison. Our passions and oar
wilfulness may lead us far front the objects
of our filial love ; we may become wild, head
strong, and augry at her counsel* or .upposi
tion, but when death l^is-stilled her nouitor
voicc, and nothing but calm memory remains
to recapitulate her memory and good dee3s(
affection like, a flower beate^t^^c ground
by rudt storms, raises
amidst her tears. AroaiTdJthat idts^We-fTave
said, the mind clings with foil J affection; and
even when the earlier period of ouf ion
forces memory to be sifent-, fancy takes tho
place pf remembrance, and twines tho imn?:
of oar departed parent, with a garland of
grace3?Hm<n>S&uiies, and yirtu?*, which wo
doubt not she possessed.
Advantage or Learnt^j^a "hfepr..?
The advice of Benjamin Franklin, to give
every child a trade by which he can earn a
living, if ncccssary, comes of an experience
older than his. In some countries this has
been the law, in others a common costom.?
St. I'aul. though educated in the law at tha
feet of Gamaliel, also acquired the important
Oriental handicraft of a tentmalcer, by which
he was able to earn his living wliilo prose
cuting his mission. It is a good and wise
thin^ to do. You may be able to give your
children fortune?, but "riches tako to them
selves wings." You may give them finished
educations, and they may bs gifted with ex
traordinary cenius; but they may be plaped
in sitnations where no education and no talent
may be 50 available as some humble, honest
trade, by which they can get their living atd
be useful to others. _
? Xcw Orleans i3 fall of central officers
of tho late Confederacy. Gen. Bragg is
superintendent of the water work*. Beanre
pard is President of afco Sew Orleans and
Jacksca railroad, flood is in tho commission
business. Carry Ilayef is a successful law
yer. General York plants near the city,
? The lion James T. Brady. one of the
most distinguished lawyers of New York, died
of apoplexy in that city on the Oth inst*
? Why arc twice eleven like twice <en ?
Because twice eleven axe twenty-two and twico
ten are twenty, too.

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