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♦ tfVj. U ♦ S/ ww ■ fewHial ©f l®ws. Literature « kg??-; 5 WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1867. NUMBER 8. VOLUME I f aettu. KVE.VI'11»K. The action of life The struggle ami strife Arc censing with the setting As each hour ol day, 8o quickly gives way,— •So life's short >e will lie Our trouble» Our Joyous attain*, Wo gladly yield for night begun ; ■flow twilight, And beams of day, bright. •Commingle and puss Into one. to ite his Bo All nature Is glad, With «U w to bo dud, For freshness it gets in the night : Through brightness of day, It tur IJnnble to live with« The ixMsunt from Tils labors «toes yield, And gladly gets h< The cattle well fed, To shelter in shed, Ail go ns the bird to Us in to each ray, i.v light. ii, id, «• t«» Id» rest : wt. Tin* maid with tier pail, The with Ids Hail, irry o'er tli' declining ray». Are For household delight. And rest of the night, Will fit them for succeeding days. With Joy each bright face, Is in its fond place And good chce mad III«- iMuirri The wurkiue Tim children for zest,— And nil with full heart» thunk the Lord, a Ah our Hr»t-be»t days, Aufl childhood'» fond play», For manhood arc ull laid aside. So lal*or and strength. And long life nt length. Ilf« 1 '» outflowing tide. All calm, day and night, Fa»» quickly a» light. Thu» nature blooms and again is sere. So heart» will noon cca»«*. And »oui» he nt peace, Beyond this reeling mundane sphere. (live in iu of We thought it would » But lime imiHt away, The twilight tint a moment stay» : Week», months all go ou, Our ye And we're with the Ancient of Day». Freehold« Pa., Fel». f»th, 1H67. SEA SHORE FANCIES. , rippling and pellucid un tin* beryl-stone, »ted breaker» heaving toward the land, 1'hauting their ceaseless breezy What »»»«ay little feet at girlish play Jla*e je I please id, th Vith, kissed «ni N« wi « '» beach to-<lny * O waves, that to; Boding the di» »und you lonely rock, toon with ho HU »hip, beneath the :*pe»t'n shock Cloue down, n piiemnt reck, to rise no tnor >' wash aud »way, ye not »tilled to-day I.oHt in the mighty bill IVbat gallant heurt» O dancing breaker», fresh fr«»m other u the lingering, loving »«uishiue »mile», Your »pray I» fragrance, on the fragrant breeze, Borne from the aplce-groves of th«»8o palmy I »lea Where dusky maid» make merriment alway,— Have ye uot laved their perfect forms to-day V I of in w O tossing billows, yc from afar Where over Icc-Aelds the aurora beams, Uimming the radiance of the northern star That through the lengthened night of Winter gleams Upon the toppling Iceberg», grim aud gray,— Have ye lashed their frozen sides to-day r 0 sea of life, whose w licuve aud roll, Ye lave sad wrecks and Joyous youthful form» ; to the weary soul, breath of icy storms ; the shore we weep und smile aud pray,— sins from us to-day 1 Yc bring sweet frag« Aud cbill it with O waves, cleanse all o —Adeline Patti gave a dinner to J. G. Bennett. Jr., in Paris. —A i, married ouly four weeks, lias applied for a divorce iu Dayton, Ohio. —Decatur, Illinois, is trying hard to get the State Capital away from Springfield. —A cemetery is advertised in a Pittsburg "a beautiful summer resort," paper —The President's friends state that his health is not good. I —G. Williamson,a rebel officer on the staff of General Polk, has been elected U. S. Senator, by the bogus Louisiana Legislature. , has purchased land in Philadelphia on which lie purposes to erect his factory. —Dr. Ayer, the pill A Washington correspondent alludes to his visit to the House, as "a Sheridd)i, thunder-holt at mt. n —The polite ) in New York society for a bore ia Hoosnc, in honor of the great tunnel. —A young woman in Chicago who had lost her speech by a severe cold had twenty offers of marriage iu oneweek. —The New York World accuses Henry Ward Beecher of boring the public, and says " his recent expressions of opinion have lost him the respect of men of all parties. —Twenty buildings going up at Atlantic City, for summer visitors, ami twelve handsome cottages at Long Branch being built by wealthy New Yorkers. —The New York Press Club has elected Horace Greeley as its President, ami James Gordon Bennett, Jr., as its Vice President, Mr. Greeley has accepted the Presidency. —The tallest Senator is Mr. Ct shortest Mr. Davis, the heaviest Mr. Van Winkle, the lightest Mr. Kiddle, and the youngest Mr. Sprague. van, the —A Mobile paper tells of a destitute Ger woman there who rallied her baby. She realized $25 by the operation, aud the infant fell In none of his old bachelor, who. having , will adopt it. —The Boston Journal , meaning to he very correct, is right wrong in saying that " Mr. Bancroft belongs to the nineteenth century, 3, 1800." —Bonnets are small. Witness the follow ing :— Enter young husband, searching iu his vest pockets. Young wife inquires, "Ilovoy lost your watch, love ?" and he replies, "No, darling : twits n new bonnet 1 had for y somewhere." —J. B. Lippiueott A Co., of Philadelphia, * about issuing a volume by J. Hep worth Dixon, the editor of the London Athen arum, who made a tour through this coun try last summer and autumn. It is called "New America." —The latest rumor is that young ^ennetf'a fume has won the heart of an English girl, whose father Is a member of parliament, apiî wl]ose yyca}th is of a patufe to satisfy the most avaricious mind, aud that he is to bring her hack with him as Mrs. J, G. B.. Jr., he w horn at W •ester, Oet. my of 1*1 SCHOOL AND A H MY. part LITTLE BRIGGS AND I. and 1 her v m /. [continuel. 3 As a consequence of this union, social re lations began to he established between the two schools. Mrs. Barker, of an occasional evening, wished to run down and visit her sister. If Mr. Burkcr was engaged in quar ryinga page of Cicero out of some stony hoy nature hud never made any Latin deposit, or had just put a fresh hatch of of fenders into the penal oven of untimely bed, and felt compelled to tun tip now and then to keep up the lire under them, l*y u harrow ing description of the way their parents would feel if they knew of their behavior instrument near to Mr. Barker as a favor ite poker to a boss-baker in love with his profession—then, after a (ducking noise, in dicative of how much he would like to chuck her under the chin, hut for the presence of company, Mr. Barker would coo to Mrs. Barker, "Lovey, your pick, sweet !" waving his hand comprehensively < veu the whole • "Dei All no had in wlio ah an a as u school-n Mipp«.s«- wc and her if a* Briggs, or Chunks. orTlilllwall," a» |In* case might he. The only difficulty about Briggs was clothes. That used to be obviated hv a selection from the trunks of intimate friends ; und Briggs was such a nice hoy, that it was a real gratification to sec him with your best jacket on. Many's the time the old fellow has said to Chunks or tue, •* VVhat a blessing that 1 grew ! If I hadn't how could I ever wear your trousers ?" of time the»«* ■tush »mil visits, iort to Mrs. Barker, expanded into an attendance of a)) the older boys (when not in bed for moral baking purposes) upon u series of bi-monthly soirees, given by the remaining Miss Moodle, with a superficial view to her pupils' attainment of ease in so ciety ; amt u material substratum of sand wiches, which Miss Moodle preferred to see, through the atmosphere of refinement and intellectuality, os "a simple repast." To this was occasionally added a refreshment, which 1 have seen elsewhere only ut Sunday school picnics,—a nub! tap of slightly sweet ened water, which tasted as if lemons had formerly been kept in the pail it was made iu ;—only for Sunday schools they muke it Htroug at the outset, and add water during the hymns, with a vague, but praise-worthy expectation that, in view of the sucrcdness of the occasion, there wiil he some miracu lous interposition, as in (lie cum of the widow's cruse, to keep the beverage up to proof; while Miss Moodlc's liquor preserved throughout the evening a weukuess of w hich generous natures seorued to tuke advantage beyond the first tumbler. yet er tlu* the my in in he a to in of in At this portion of my ct upon by Miss Tucker. F I look buck with a shudder upon the number of parchmcnty sandwiches which I ate, tho •rvoirs of lemony water which I drank, in order to he iu that lovely creature's socie ty. I experienced agonies in thinking how much longer it might be before I got a coat with tuils, when I calculated how would h<* putting up her buck lmir. s blue as I was when I thought site liked Briggs ; and she had a complexion compared with which strawberries and cream sent to the dawned mature years, Her vere ey here. When she w were piano, to show people what the Moodle sys tem could do in the way of a musical educa tion, I fell into a cataleptic state, aud floated oil'upon a flood of harmony. Miss Moodle and her mit», self and lemon kids, even the sleepless eye of Barker watching for an in discretion, upon the strength of which he might defensively send somebody to bed the next Saturday afternoon, all vanished from before me, swallowed up in u mid glory, which contained hut tWQ objects,—an angel with low neck and short sleeves, and an in sensate hippopotamus of u piano, which did not wriggle all over with ecstasy when her white fingers tickled him. At such moments, I would gladly have gone down on ull fours, and had a key-hoard mortised into my side at any expense of personal torture, if Miss Tucker could only have played a piece on me, aud herself been conscious of the chords she was awakening inside my jacket. I loved her t«> that degree that my hair never seemed brushed enough when l beheld her ; and I «juite spoiled the shape of my best hoots through uu elevution of the instep, caused by putting a rolled-up pair of stock ings inside each heel, to approximate tlu* munly stature, at our hi-monthly meetings. Even her friend, Miss Crickey,—a mealy faced little girl, with sutl'ron hair, who had been pushed by Miss Moodle so far iuto the higher branches, that she hud a look of being perpetually frighted to death with the ex pectation of lieuring them crack and let her down from a great height,—seemed beautiful to me from the mere fuct of duily breathing the sume air with such an angel, sharing her liquorice-stick, and borrowing her little thimble. I had other reasons for prejudice in Miss Crickey's favor, to whom I could talk freely regarding the depth of my passion tor Miss Tucker. Not even to the subject of that tremendous feel ing could 1 utter a syllable which seemed m any way udcquatc. With an overpowering consciousness how ridiculous it was, und not ouly so, hut how far from original, I could give her papers of lemon Jackson lmlls, hinting simultaneously tliut though plump as her cheeks, they were not half so •eet ; and through a figure, whose correct name 1 have since learned to be periphrasis, I could suggest how much much my soul *d to expire on her ruby lips, by ask ing If she had ever played door-keeper ; re gretting that the atmosphere of refinement and intellectuality did not admit of tliut healthful recreation at Moodies, and beg ging her to guess whom I would call out if 1 were door-keeper myself. When she opened her blue eyes innocently and said, " Miss Crickey ?" the intimation was rejected with a melancholy dissatisfaction, which would have been disdain but for the character of mv feelings to its source. And when my pressing her for the name of the favored mortal whom she would call out if she were door-keeper, she slyly dropped her eyes and asked if Briggs sounded anything like it, ^ savagely refitted to consider the proposition at all, and for thp rest pf the eyeniug ate saiphyielies tp that degree | wopder my life was» nqt despaired of, and fled for relief tp the lemony howl The result of this mad vortex having l>cen colic and calomel, after at Hi the She wus tlu* only per the he girl, apiî the bring 3 my return to Ihtrker's on that evening, I foreswore such dangerous excesses at ll»e next bi-monthly ; but putting a larger pair of stockings in each boot-heel, to Imp Miss Tucker by his lar his in the } of what she had itli a se lost. 1 devoted myself during the earlier part of tin* evening to a growing young wo c of Wagstatr, considerably older than myself and running straight up of the whatever side • might and dowi fr •ontemplute her. Her conversation was not entertaining, tlu* Chinese point of "lew,which, 1 understand, distinctly favors hies, und she giggled at mo so persistently that I feared Miss Tucker would think I must he making myself ridiculous ; hut her being sent to the piano, 1 stood and turned over her music with u consciousness unless fre «•nosy Un that if All this T did in the effort to se though my heart no comfort er looked impressive it wt then. breaking. re tiie thought that I had boon brutal to Briggs, and that he sat in *r of tin had earth a ah obscure umong s« little girls in Long Division, hiding, behind an assistant teacher's skirts, the wliltey brown too tyhk'h my blacking-brush had re fused to refresh, white 1 born tuy grief upon a pair of new hoots plentifully provided with squeak-leather, When Miss Tucker slipped a little piece of paper into my hand, as I made a hollow show of passing her the sandwiches, I came very near dropping the plute ; and when I had a chance to open it •d, and read the words, " Arc y ? ?" I could not the ids ing the by u no! me mud with old •cupy my and dreary pinnacle a moment longer, hut rough! un early opportunity of squeezing her hiwjd tyo scats behind the voluminous asylum of Briggs's te,v%, and whispering, slightly confused by Intensity of feeling, that if l hud done anything I w# willing to he forgiven. From that moment Tucker's slave. Oh, woman, ! The string on which you play is a* Jong as life : it ties your lmby-liib ; it luces your quoepjy bodice ; aud derest tag we dangle every whoi'u ! ut both Moodlc's and Bar sorry for, l w Mi ed we to The next tor ker's run from May to October. Tin* blessed discovery of long summer vacations had not yet dawned upon the cdueulional mind. Mr. Barker pr Miss Moodle would have regarded h a thing v«!»v 4j|)clj as a kitchen-garden er would have received a proposition to give holiday through the warm weather to Ida early cauliflowers. W hut wus the use of such nice long days, except to get tin* whole of tlu* rule for cube root at one lesson ? As for passing a Saturday afternoon in bed, what month could compete with July in its oppor tunities ot salutary irritation ? Ho all the hoys and girls of my day, molted through the dog-duys into the moulds of classic elo quence,discovered the value of r while their n flesh took its place ns an unknown quantity ; solved the square of the hypotben ! and the rotundity of their own solids with the same process, aud exuded on the other side of tho French irregular verbs us insensible perspiration. When 1 think what we endured, I am ull the more set in my conviction of the hypocrisy of autobio graphies ; for I know that no have struggled through to worldly eminence in this duy, who did not freely play hookey in tliut ; while distinguished piety would he too much strain on any mature modern constitution which in boyhood had not re lieved itself by going out into the middle of a ten-acre lot for, at least, a quarterly swear. When I returned for the summer session,I had two comforts, which were not granted to every hoy at Barker's—a kind and neigh boring ma und a coat with tails. The latter in several newspapers, aud a trunk percepti bly marked with my name and address in full upon three several cards, to provide against the contingency of its miscarriage, which I could not think of on the steamboat without being indescribably mov**d, came with me to my little coop at Barker's. The former, having been recommend« «I by her physician to try sea-air during tli£ summer took u pretty little cottage, grouuds and a stable, down her voritc watering-place, preserving, after a de servedly admired usage, Its old romantic In dian name of Squash-kc-bosh. Hquasli-ke hosli was situated at a distance o.' hut fifty miles, by a good post road, from die village of Mungervillc. It was considered by Mr. Barker very injurious to his pupils' future prospects to allow them to see their parents in term-time. He thought it made them dissatisfied when they got hack to school. Nor was he fur out of the way, when wo consider Hint even Bufluiu, the least impressible hoy iu school, •cd to tears whenever he got a let ter from his mother, and made inadequate to any decent amount of Latin grammar for the rest of the afternoon solely by the re flection of what a hand she was for chicken pot-pies, Nevertheless, the feeling of sym pathy toward an invalid for whom sea-air was recommended, and the thought that Mrs. Barker might also like to h»comc an invalid of the same kind at a cheap rate sometime during the summer, made it im possible for Mr. Barker to refuse a lady, with such a nice house and grounds, the re quest that her darling might pnss sioiml Sunday with her and have a week for ttie same purpose about tin* Fourth of July. A boy witli such a kind ma and a coat with tails was naturally expected to be very good during the entire term. It is astonish ing how insufficient basis these mercies could eve itli ample which she brought •u horses, at a quiet though fa ^ proved for the proper style of hchavior look hack on my part, aud when what I went and did iu spite of tli<*m, 1 ap preciate the struggles of the sineero autobi ographer as I never did before. I went and took a ride without asking Barker. Perhaps because I did this tli.u he said, .* in granting also pleasures, —if you give him an inch he takes nil ell perhaps it was because I had In* od him say it before, and reflected that tii*- witness of that previous tail-coat would rise to bar my having any further swing of wild hilarity, tliut I didn't ask him if I might. It was a bright Saturday in Jana,—neith er too cold nor too warm,— nnd three P. M. At u bi-monthly during tho preceding week 1 hail seen Miss Tucker, and was still her slave. .She had put her back hair up, and looked beautifully presented in ilmt way: hut I thought wlmt a contrast »1. ere would It w "There's havc been to my existing heuv ; ly serenity of mind, lmd 1 a mu like a coat without tails. I also s»> .* I» ys mas and Miss Crick ey, who, having grown meulh i during va cation and adhered to the fashion of qupp tied on her back with lflue rh'l qiore than eyer like a mote floating in the pidiancp of that hack hair. I Imfl long ago made up >yith Briggs, for whom I was now ready to do anything, from tin particular of blacking upward, which could lie uny com fort to a person not the object of preference looked The simrniar accident of •vitlt yt by Miss Tucker, his having known what to do parÜciple in dun, when yo peg more elegant than was compatible with your gerund in rluin, had, on this partlcn lar Saturday, deprived Mr. Barker of any pretext tor putting an extra brown upon his j slack-baked mind in the oveu of the dormi tory ; and an amount of self-control, ar guing rapid growth toward worldly astuteness, had prevented him from whistling with ecstasy over his unusual luck before In* left the school-room, and being descriptive of his act live hundred times upon a slate. So Briggs and I, at three P. M., as aforesaid, stood untrammelled by aught save guilty fear in the little stably-smelling pun, shared by the whips, ledgers, and buffalo-robes of Mr. Grec seels, tin* livcrv-man. runted he u a to it bond* called hack to write the n veynnety" I begun boldly. • In tin* nature o' wot?" returned Mr. •• I want u en Greeseels, eying us suspiciously from under îeded the siuge • hack's coat iu tiis a tell left eyebrow, which iug lamp sind. re than •• I think Mr. Barker prefers a four-seated rockaway," interposed Briggs, with prompt acuteness, w hich showed that his tussle with the gerund in dttm had done wonders for ids intellectual discipline. At the suiue time I pulled out a gold watch, which my mother had given me dur ing vacation, stated the time, and asked that the vehicle might be got ready immediately; also, drawing out my entire manding how much it would bo for the whole afternoon, with a first-rate horse let him tukc notice, turned around show Mr. Greeseels that he wus not dealing ; ol your jacket sort of characters by any u«uuu«, «So much opuleucc, •e, and tails were a of of of »diet which contained ings tor the term, and de to villi much for Mr. Groc ■el», who ccumhed without another word. In five minutes the rockaway and a big, long-stepping gray stood at the mounting block. 1 paid the price in advance, motion ed Briggs to the hack seat,grasped the reins, Jumped up in frojtf, aud drove away. To favor the impression left upon ihu t* hippodrouilc mind, yet with fear ami trem bling lest Barker should meet us, wo kept the road toward tho school till a turn shut the stables out of sight, then cut down u side street to the retired candy store, at which,during ltylsOJoodle's last bi-monthly, we had appointed a clandestine meeting with Miss Tucker and Miss Crickey. We found those young ladies chilling their con sciences witli ice-cream in a back-room, und quite unable, through preoccupation in watching lor a momently possible Miss Moo dle, to say whether It was lemon or vanilla. They were pFOtiljy iRUm} il) Marseilles hasquines and dresses of sprigged muslin ; and the novel position of committing au im propriety hud imparted an interesting flush to the check of Miss Crickey, which I could not hut observe with satisfaction, as 1 defi nitely intended her and Briggs for each other, —a purpose additionally furthered by put ting the two together on the hack seat. The direction In which I should drive was per plexing by several liarrassing conditions. Miss Tucker was not quite sure whether the honest peasant, who uccominodutcd Miss Moodle iu the matter of milk, lived upon the Fruit's Corners road or the Tinkerville turnpike, and he was familiar withvjier beautiful countenance, having sold her buttermilk tor its sunburns, lmd a long ■niory and a communicative tongue. A «lay boarder, who objected to Miss Crickey from the fact of her always answering first for the men who built stone walls in a giveu number of days, or the hoys who hud ap ples to distribute in mental arithmetic, would probably he swinging on the parental gate all the afternoon, three miles out of town iu the direction of North Jenkins, and noth ing would give her greater pleasure than the solution of the question, If two girls went out riding, unbeknownst, on Saturday, P. M., how many would get put on bread and water the next Monday morning. Briggs's step-father had an aunt with piles of money, on still another road, hut as he knew the boss (such was his uufllial express ion) would never go to see her unless she died, and there was no danger of her doing that, for all the family had a way of hanging on like thunder, he didn't care a row of pins whether wc took that road or not. As that road happened to he the one leading to Squash-ke-hosh, and I felt a natural interest iu seeing how it looked since my mother was at the other end of it, 1 decided that we should tuke it. It was a very pleasant one, wit it snug farms und patches of beach and oak forest upon cither hand, enlivened here and there by more ambitious grounds, trim lawns with stately Palladian residences shin ing through bowers of ash, larch, altliea and smoke-tree in the batk-ground, and the fermes ornccs ot' retired merchants, who had a passion for skipping away their hard dollars on the bottomless pond of fancy cat tle-breeding. A pretty little brook kept us company ull the way,—now running alongside the straight old turnpike, now dodging under it to come gleefully singing out of the umber bridge shadows on the other side, like a co quettish child gambolling about the knees and ducking between the legs of some staid •lent gentleman. Everything in the gift of bountiful nature was received with such thankful joy by the four escaped criminals who freighted the* rockaway. that only the eye of an expert in natural depravity, like Barker or Moodle, could have pierced the thick veil of deception and gloated on the depths of iniquity which lay hidden in the compass of the one-horse vehicle. As l'or myself, 1 can say timt I was full of a fearful happiness. 1 drove in a dream of bliss. I was already married to Miss Tucker ; the big, raw-boned grey was my own team of thorough-hreds; we were making an origi nal honey-moon tour by easy stages, stop ping at rural inns over night, having coffee us strong as we liked, and sugaring it •selves, in the morning; unrestricted as to pamaikcs, gravy, bedtime, anything : pay ing lurgu hills with easy nonehalunce out of exhaustible clicqac-book carried under the hack scat ; having maid behind us already engaged and driven to tautali/atioim of rapture by the consum mated hymeneal example in front ; while, adding an intoxicating zest to all this sweet ness, like the spirituous soupçon which tin gles through the siropy flavors of punch, came that masculine suited; ftf the illicit—that H',blight qf a|l this being In spite uf the Barker und the Moodle. Many a time since then have 1 trundled behind my ii two-forty trotter: but there was no body to stop me. and I found it. oil, fio\v tarne : \\ «* came to a p|ui e whore, uuder droop ing aident, the little tirook paused iu a quiet pool, like a frolicsome pilgrim, turning aside I and bridcs of *k ml sitting o of the noontide brightness to •flections of the leavs steeped in coolness to their d *\\ the laps,—the whole prohle reduced to flies, a few xpmre feet of tawny back, and u whisking tail, -a group of cut tie lifted their great brow ponder d< •cl y and and skv. of worldly anxiety ey in ward us, M rolled over the twentieth bridge upon our journey. I had halted the gray for Miss Tucker to admire a lovely lit tle culf, with a white star on his forehead, and the most Incapable legs ever vouchsafed Immature vertebrate. On her expressing a wish that she had him, I was submitting to my mind the insane proposition whether it would not he possible to tie his legs with a pocket-hundUerchlcf, curry him hack with us bet we the of that eil. ent seat the seats, and get Bri lei, me build a cage for him, that he might la* hung up in Miss Tucker's room, when tho sound of rolling wheels behind us waked me from my trunce, and, looking hack, I beheld Barker ttr.d Mrs. Barker, Boons tho mathematical teacher, and Miss Moodle, coming on in a rockaway like unto A dreadful moment ! The eye of Barker had marked me ; the voice of Barker was the ry, r own. in already culling gasped his a piteous little cry like a wounded fawn. I added that of Moodle; she hid her face iu my bosom, und I w as strong. The entire force of my character came to a point at the end of my whip. The gray struck ont manfully: and, looking through the hack-glass, Briggs reported that the old 'un was a going it llkc wisc. .Miss C'rickey, having a mathematical mind, became our strong pillar of consola tion,—first suggesting to us the thought if four grown people behind Barkers fut mate could go a certain distance in a given time, how far could as many light weights go, with our gray, in the same time ? I do not recollect that I analyzed the problem accord ing to the method of Colburn ; hut what I do know is. that it gave me the only comfort I ever got out of mental arithmetic. The voice of Barker grew fainter and fainter, and at last died away like some spectral echo of the dead schoolmasters who flogged mankind in the days of the Seleueidic ; then sank to nothing, as their remorseful cries huve g< down Into hades and oblivion. Looking buck from the top of every hill, we could still see Barker pressing on. But a stern chase is a long chase ; weight and age were both against him : and, at every view, fat Kitty showed increasing bellows to mend.— At length, going up a long rise, Brigg» re porteil from the rear that the enemy had abundoned pursuit; and, for the first time Venturing to look out, I beheld him, at the distance of half a mile turn Kitty's head and start for home. It was before the day of universal telegraphs, or he would have been abundantly adequate to set the rural police throughout the eounUy ; there w railway communication In the direction we were travelling, or he would not have hesi tated a moment to hire a special engine for our capture, and charge it on my mu's quar terly bill. NVIint lie might do was to return, ) to stop. I simply *, when Miss Tucker uttered the tho and and her the as it in and ent of her and selecting the fleetest courser in Muflger ville, resume the scout In the saddle or a sulky. There was no time to lose. Without thinking whither we went, I pressed the big gray, until a solemn-faced stone at the way side warned us that we had strayed a dis tance of sixteen miles from the refining and intellectual atmosphere of Moodies. Miss Tucker was sobbing bitterly. Briggs, plim god in gloom and his own pockets to the el bow, was uttering grim reflections upon the liveliness of a future eternity of Saturdays 111 tied. I ject and s suffering agonies of remorse at the misery In which I had iuvolved the Dr. ary lovely and uncomplaining but heart-broken creature at my side. Miss Crickey alone was calm. Retiring into the fastnesses of a mind strengthened by the compound fractious, and, unlike Miss Tucker, having no buck hair to come down in the distraction of tho exigency, she was I could not hut hope that Briggs would doit. Slio never uttered n syllable until that youth •rously threw the whole responsibility upon me by saying,— " Well, iiei •thing to admire, and for pickle! Now what <lo to do ?" you a GEN. LEE'S LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS. The National Publishing Co., of Philadel phia, will shortly publish a volume Life and Campaigns of General Robert E. Lee." It is from the pen of James D. Me Cube, Jr., of Virginia, and will compose a hook of some 750 pages. Fr "Tlu* the advanc sheets sent us we f< a favorable estimate «>t the typograpical execution, and concerning this, the publishers state, they "have labor ed diligently to produce a bo<»k absolutely unexcelled." Tin* work, it is understood, gives a of the gigantic events with which Lee's ]8 associated, from a Southern stand-point.— The author states iu his preface, however, that he has "hr he ght to the. executh of Ida ere ( esire to lay ashle tin* feel ings engendered by four years of war, and " to investigate fully, und discuss impartially " and truthfully the topics that are presented "in this volume." He believes that his col lection of papers, documents, reports, maps. «See., has been so extensive and complete, that his statements ol fact may he relied upon us authentic. We trust this may he the c»i8e, convinced as wc are that these South ern hooks have no especial value except as contributing facts and (lute to the great of information which we should he careful to preseve concerning the American Rebel lion. " task a sii of From the advance sheets, we make the following extracts, giving the pedigree of the Lee family. The progenitor iu Ameri ca was Richard, wlio came to Virginia, dur ing the reign of Charles I. His the present volume says :— " Was Richard, of great learning. He pass ed his life in study, writing his notes habit ually in Greek, Hebrew, or Latin. Some of these are preserved in Virginia. He as a member of the Council, und held other posts of honor and emolument. He married a Miss Corbin, of England, and died about the year 1 (590, leaving five sons, Richard, Philip, Francis, Thomas, Henry, ami daughter, wlio married Willium Pitzhugh, of Eagle's Nest, King George Couuty, Virginia. "Of the sons, Richard, the oldest, wont to England, as a Virginia utprohant, and be came the partner of his maternal uncle, Thos. Corbin. I|e married iu England, anil had three children, one son and two daughters, who came h»u-k to Virginia. Philip Lee, the •tried in Maryland, aud loft a numerous progeny. Fruool«, the third son, died a bachelor; Thomas, the fourth son. married Miss Hannah laid well, a lady of fine family. The fifth son, Henry I<ee. I will uotioe further on. Thomas Lee, the fourth sou of Richard j l.ee, was, in many respects, a remarkable ' second son, n. By his the Ludwells iie allied himself with id the Gi and influential families. i'o wealthy lie was of City the eh learnii the greater part of which he taught himself, and eventually, though a i possessed of a large inquired a leading position made President of younger sou fortune, lie in the colony, and w the Council, which post he held until Ills death. He became Impressed at an early day with the Idea that the western part of the colony would he settled st some future time by a thriving community,and employed o explore the lands in that section, especially those bordering the Ohio Hiver. While 'resident of I lie (' tised eil. Im de« lured to friend that the colonies would, of necessity, eventually he independ ent of Great Britain, and predicted that "the seat of Government would he located near the Little Falls «if the Potouine Hiver," after acquired large tracts of lu re he the to land, which were, within the present eentu ry, the property of his deccudants. sided at Stratford, hut his mansion w He re stroyed by fire. He at once set about re buihling it, ami so greatly was he esteemed in the colony and in England, that the Gov ernment and merchants alike, and, it is said. •en Queen Caroline, contributed to defray -I' the cost of the structure. Of this edifice Mr. Bossing Kays, ** Thors Is no structure in count ry to compare with it. The walls of tho first story are two ami a liait feet thiek, and the second story two fyot compose«! of brick imported front England. It originally contained about one hundred rooms. Be I buy lers" were his New in not Dry sides tin* main building, there arc four oili j ut each corner, containing fifteen rooms. The stables arc cupublc of accom modating one hundred horses, about $80,000." * Its cost w Thomas Lee died in 1750, aud left six and two daughters. Tho oldest son, Philip Liulwcll Leo, married a Miss Hteptoe.and by her had two daughters, of whom Matilda, the elder, married her second cousin, C'oIodcI Henry Lee, (the father of Gen. R. E. Lee.) The second of Thomas Lee was Thom as Liulwcll Lee. The third son was Hichurd floury Lee, the great champion of American Independence. He was horn on the 21st of January. I75J2, and died June 1», 1794. He it wus who the 7th of June, 177(5. offered, , the famous re united colonie in the Continental Congr solution, "that the and of right ought to he, free and independ ent States ; that they are absolved from all aliegjuacu to the British Crown, and that all politieul connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, und ought to he, totally dissolved." The fourth son of Thos. is and the Me., Fr •is Lightfoot Lee, horn Oct. 14, 1734, died in April, 1 7Ü7. lie was, like his brother, Diehard Homy, oqe of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The fifth s 'us William Lee, who settled i London. The sixth s as Arthur Lee, who, writer, a philosopher, a politici plomutist, equalled by few, of bin cantctnporarics. Tlu* surviens rendered by him to his country, as her minister, at foreign courts, valuable." y s Bishop Meade, " a scholar, a , and a di- ; •passed by none, and a vore most I must now return to Henry Lee, the fifth of Richard Lee, the ancestor of the sub ject of this memoir. He married a Miss Bland, and had several children. His third . Henry, married a Miss Crymes. and by her had five sons and three daughters, viz., Henry, the fanmus soldier of the Revolu tion, Charles, Richard Bland. Theodoric, and Edmund, and Marv, Lucy, and Anne. Henry Lee, the eldest of an the a i the it , was horn Janu He w educated at first by a private tutor at home, and then sent to Princeton College, then under the charge of Dr. Withers] 1774. ln 177<5 Patrick Henry nominated him to the command of a cavalry company raised in Virginia, for service in the Conti nental army, under the general command of Colonel Bland. In 1777 Lee's ary 2'.), 1.5(5. , where* he graduated in for been ing place under Washington's immediate trol, and under the energetic leadership of <»ung captain, acquired a high reputation for discipline and efficiency. a«lc performed many daring exploits. In July 1770, he captured a British fort at Piiulus Hook, (Jersey City,) hieb lu* received fr Major, and his legi and \ the thanks of that body, and a gold November 17 Colonel, and early i Greene in the Carolinas, where he increased his already brilliant re About the beginning of 1782, after the battle of Eutuw Sprin turned to Virginia, ami cousin, Matilda, daughter of Philip Ludlow Le«*, Esq., of Stratford, where he resided with Ills father-and-law. In 178(5 he I 17S*1 • of Virginia. In 1794 he was appointed by Washington, his frh'iid and admirer, to command the •dal. In »ule Lieutenant , In* w. vn. rrled his second vas elected to u ■at in Congi he was chosen G over troops sent to «pu ll the Whiskey tnsurre« lion iu Pennsylvania, ln I nul »er of Congress, and was chosen by that body to pronounce a funeral oration the death of Washington, in the House of Representatives. He prepared tho oration, hut being imperatively culled awuy, it was delivered l>v his friend Judge Marshall. In 1801 General Henry Lee retired t«> private on est he • I life being mm li straightened in his pec resources. His first wife having died, he mar ried again—this time Anne, daughter of Char les Carter of Shirley (on James River oppo siteCity Point.) lu 1 h«»D he wrote his Memo of the W in the Souther Department which is justly regarded »is a model its kind. In 1814 he was seriously wounded j while endeavoring lo pm down »riot in Hal- ! timoré, and from the Injury lima received, he | Nl 11 |L 1 ' ,n ' w '' llt *° ** |p j ■Weal Indus lur Ida health, hut railing to tlnd relict then-, returned home. On Id. way to ; •ereil. ever rocc Virginia, lie stopped on the coast i»f G«*or- | gia, to visit Mrs. Slurw, a daughter «»I Ids j friend, General Greene, and there «lied on I the 25th of March 1818, nt the ug<* of (»'it I ' y J daughter, Lucy ; and his second wife hoin» him Charles Carter, Koukkt Enw.uti». and ! Mdtioy Smith. : Commodore Lei*, of the C. ' j 1 father of General Fitz Lei*,) i ( and two daughters. Anne and Mildred. j , , tn . T . .. General Henry Lee had four sons ami thrci —The cost of lighting the public lamps in New York last year whs $781,058 44. a —Beveridge, tlu* man w ho assaulted Paiu- in ter the Philuila. Inquirer correspondent, at Washington last winter, plead guilty and Judgo Fisher sentenced him to pay a fine o. 150 dollars. ' —Senator Riddle thinks the League Island j property " will cost the Government hcavi ' ly." daughters. His first wife bore him He •«I for his literary abilities, aud a * LuMltigt Field Book of !»• «»7. _ This and That. —What class inthesociul scale comes after nursery-maids ? Soldiers. [Punch. —The speuker who " took the floor" has been arrested for stealing lumber. —Tin 1 Mayor of New London, Ct., has been fined for illegally sailing liquor. —The journeymen bricklayers of Jersay City demand $4.60 per day after March 11. —Mr. Astor lias given $50,000—an ad ditional gift—to the Astor Library. It is nimored that the next President of the Senate will be a Senator who lias Ben Wade and not found wanting. a in as of ten —A " great brute of tised In the husband" adver •nitig papers fora "stout, able-bodied man to hold his wife's tongue !" - The Indian Bureau has made a treuty with the Kaw Indians, because the Kaws agr«*e«l to re love t'roi —Mr. Spalding charging Mr. Le Blond with "nigging." would seem to imply that the latter is a "nigger." —We tender a multitude of good wishes to tho New York Eieniny Gazette , as a capital paper. It deserves perfect success. — 1 The break-up of the Ice in the Ohio caused a great deal of damage among the und wharf boats. —Queer thing is 't sell it, of -I' Inaurance policy. If -cel it : H* I can-cel it, I I ing ing her due —We suppose a great many young ladies buy sewing machines because they get " fel lers" with them. —A sagacious dog in Canada stopped a runaway team by catching the reins, which were trailing on the ground, with his teetli. —A wonderful cat in Cairo dances to the music of a piano-forte and can laugh like a child. —A woman In Chicago, ou visiting her husband's office, discovering long hairs in his hair brush lias sued for a divorce. —A man was fined one «lollar and costs in New London for "groaning like a possum" in meeting. —Providence has a washerwoman who lately Inherited $20,000 from an English re altion. —Ttie mud in the streets of Louisville is not quite four feet deep. The Mudd ut the Dry Tortugus is more than five feet high. îmber this— "It is much A and to —Ladies better to have one neat, complete suit than a dozen incongruous articles of dress." —Only three deaths occurred last year, it is said,out of a membership of eleven thous and Good Templars in Indiana. —Bringalun Young, they say, buries his wives without ceremony. Does he marry them without ceremony? —Tin* end of tho world, according to the "prophets" will lie visible in Bangor, Me., about Easter. —If you give good advice it will he for gotten. If you give had, it Moral—attend to your own business. —Among ihu victims of the Regent's Park skating accident was the Marquis de Bnissy, in ced tlu* ir* ish of to *r will be.— a French nobleman. Yan, N. Y., lost her son. She dropped Iter child in a well, In Pc —Mollie Trussed was pardoned by the Gov ernor ot'IlHnois on the 1st inst.,after a month of penitentiary life. —The Cretan National Assembly lias now an organ of its own, entitled Crete. Hope short-lived Crttc-r. —Some paper.* Bay that Lord Ly succeed l-.nrl Cowley as English Minister at the Court of France. The salary is $60,000 a year—which will then he the Lyons' share. —It has been objected tliut if women voted, husbands and wives might vote against such other. We think that the wives may be trusted to prevent that, —Mr. Kent, of Natchez, was astonished the other day by receiving a hill of lading •uts. It should have it won't he 'V ill for ten boxes of T been To at«) catsup. —The Loudon Spectator thinks Andrew Johnson has been to this country a "bless ing in disguise." The Boston Adv. thinks doubt ubout tlu* disguise. A large number of counterfeit flvc-ceut therc ii coins have been put i New The metal is said to he very baseb and the counterfeiters circulation ii \ t.i-k ■ still baser. oredlhut John G. Whittier, the •i«*il in his old age to a idow of Biiihulelpltia. with whom lie lias —It is ri poet, is t<» he been in love for thirty years. —Biurstadt is at Irvington, engaged iu painting ids large picture of a «eene in the Yosemile Valley for Mr. Le Grand Lock wood. —Tim Swiss Beil-Ringers aud Allcghaulau • stolen •ally all their hug; the Ohio River recently, which e Vocalists li ii « 1 sed them a loss ot $lo.(H;o. —A man, named George Rum delirium in nu . died of in Nashville, Tenu., the Ruiuscv liked tin* first half of other duy. is Waelarood ml Children in America," chaii " is one of the great of the United States." —The writer of the article ii on "Wot says tlu* rotkiiii eial ci est The Norfolk Journal says tiiat Mr. Dale Russell, ow our Imu Cartcr, Senator fro >1 land. dred tho richest «•» »«I He is the er we ever heard of. lio held ticket 58,(501 iu the Crosby lottery, and wlio, according lo the Commercial Bulletin, drew a "long breath, ' E. Dodge, the musician. —A meeting ot New Jersey editors will he held at Trenton, on the 14th inst., for the purpose of forwarding tin* newspaper inter estsof the State. -The ma —Great expectations—the statement of a Xew Vork pa . K . r Ul „ t .. Pennsylvania and Nl „ , k . rs ,. y t . x ,,crop. Ihiaaen son."' For "five" read "line," or l*i nml N ul|| , l i a „ |ipniuU .,|. _ Tll0 papm , tate thal >v thirty-three liages in Kuynhatn, Mass., I n malis i.nd four last week, " niuetee I -A. A. KeUoy, Ur, •• ,,rut>rit-l„! of the NolUt American gift c,meet I ol CIlitNigo, ha» J quietly lilt that ein for part» unknown. .. drawing was!.. taken plane on the L'Kth I ult.. but it Hitln'l. ! _.j t j s „„],] ii„q |] K , polin* r *tiirns regard • ' j ll<r ,j |( . t . v p |„ jç ew Y«»rk. me verv in i i ( .„mpii*le, Superintendent Kenned\ n si-rv. j j j„g information through tear of* injuring'^ property iu certain loeahtie». —A girl ot Portsmouth, V«.. is reported to have falle . hv the death of a relative onldn't ' i-higann - male»"—which appears a Hule a heir to $ 1 , 500 . in England. A fall of that kind hurt us. --Then* are to he four "universal halls.'' as they are called, at the Tuileries this wi ' 1er. which are expected than ev«*r on account of the number of sträng ers now In Paris. The Americans alone number some hundreds. . N living in i •n or eight yc - rded adws' fading. a Nlitreu and Maid, It 1» impossible for a woman who has practical knowledge of housekeeping to know bow much she has a right to expect of her servants : and therefore with kind inten tions towards them she may, in her ignor be unreasonable and unjust. House keeping is a complicated science, no less than a useful art, and requites an educated, self controlled brain to bring all its requisitions into systematic proportion. With sueli a brain to guide them fewer servants arc re quired, and the work Is far better done than in houses where the mistress is compelled by her ignorance to leave everything to go as it may, without any guidance on her part. What right has the mistress to complain of the ignorance of the maid while her own ignorance is as great ? when in fact she of ten makes it her pride and boast tiiat she knows nothing of housework. There are families still left in the land, where the same servants live year after year, and where the domestic machinery moves on without the jarring and creaking, the stoppings and the breaking-down that characterize most of our households. Where this is the case, the lady of the house, you may be pretty sure, was brought up in the old-fashioned way, and still believes there is degradation it know ing how work Bhould he done, or even In be ing able to do it herself. She has probably also a respect for womanhood that enables her to treat, her domestics with the courtesy which is due from a lady towards every one whom site approaches, and most especially due towards inferior. Such a woman has the faculty of drawing around her, domestics of respectable char acter, and of attaching them to herself, so not willing to leave her.— that they "Good mistresses make good maids" is a proverb that still holds true, however un willing many mistresses may be to believe it. A woman that despises servants as a class, and believes them to be all thieves and liars, will be liable to draw' that kind of servants about her. A woman who believes that we Father and who all children of treats her domestics beings with immortal souls, capable of in struction, and differing from herself only because it pleased the Almighty to deny them the blessing of education that have been given to herself, will find women to serve lier, capable of instruction and willing to be instructed. if they were human A JEWISH WKDDINtt. A high life Hebrew wedding at Cincin nati is thus described :— At the hour appointed, Rev. Dr. Lilintbal, in ids robes of office, entered the door, and was followed by the bride and bridegroom, their parents and families, who walked up the aisle, and ascended into the chancel in front of the altar. The young lady was dressed in white,her modest beauty shielded from the gaze of the assemblage by a pro fuse white veil reaching to her waist. Here they stood, the gentlemen of the wedding party, as well as all in the audience, with their hats on, in view of the whole congre gatlon, the mother next to the bride, the bridegroom*6 mother next to her ; and, his own father being deceased, next to the bride groom stood his future father-in-law and other male relatives, thus ignoring the usual bridesmaids and bridegrooms. The ceremo nies began with a cheerful but touching in vocation to the Lord for his blessing on the affair about to transpire. Then the learned doctor addressed tho pair before him at shlcrable length, each iu turn, on the new re relutions they were about to assume in so ciety, and then asked the usual question if they took each other for future husband and wife. Their answer being received, the Doctor took a goblet of wine, and chanting some ceremony in Hebrew, presented the wine to the lips of each ; then taking the wedding ring from the bridegroom, he pla ced it on the finger of the bride, and repeated tlu* presentation of the wine cup. A divine ir* vocation closed the ceremony, the old Jew ish form of breaking a wine glass or other fragile vessel being dispensed with. The îwly made husband kissed his young wife, id the whole company kissed each other, with great admiration and glee. The invited company then, to the number of over two hundred, prodeeded in carriage» to the Melodeon Hall, where a most sump tuous dinner had been prepared for the oc casion. A Fable. One winter's day the fanner's wife said to her maid : " Scrape up all these hits of fat and meal, and throw them to the hens—I hope that it will make them lay. Take rooster does not gobble them up." However, the that the old k had schooled his little flock, beforehand, by " My sisters, meat is intended for males ; it is strong food, and unsuited for the slender female frame. Every 1 tody knows that hens * lovely and delicate : ; and let it he your care, oh be ring to them thus : have always bee than we loved sisters, to preserve tin* beauty of this providential arrangement." The hens were much red by this tender praise of the speaker, and they said other, " I do not want meat; I have plen the excellent ' to ty of good food without it ; bils of potato and cold turnip." But in this flock was strong-minded, and. in spile of the e hen •k, she persisted •at. Then the of the cloque in picking up the scraps of other hens cried out : a "Oh, tie ! she is stepping out of her pro per place. Why can't she be satisfied to live like the rest of the world ?" The lien was sorry that they we with her; hut the meat she was further comforted when she I n , *,i lull of beautiful eggs, angry very good, nnd v lier —-Tough, Ciikai* pieces of Beef, made tender ami palatable as follows : If salt, r,v,hc " in wul " r - 1>1 " inl " ,llc I"» wl,h « •»"«* «'» ,pr than wilt la- finally needed. . <»"> '»»* «»I* l1 "- cookin,! pot a closely I «» 1'"» or !'*"• «">' flH 11 '»•'l* roW water. If this gets boiling hot, dip out • and add eold water from time to time. i B*e meat until it gets so entirely tender j dwt the hones will drop out, even if it takes v '' or tl ' n * i0ur8 * The steam aud aroma or ilavor of the meat, will be condensed on the thoroughly done, remove the cover, and ' slowly simmer down thick enough to Jelly when cold. be - The bashful youth blushed, and said : "1 don't like to, father ; " I never kissed a whits . vill in all my life." in i bottom of the covering pan or pail of water and drop hack, and thus be retained. When —The son of a plauter attending a party - in Memphis, Tenn., was urged by his father to kiss one of the young women present.