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•% ;-c ( ♦ s. /ÆÉ0 û I U, /. «î Es ÿS! NUMBER 15. DEL., THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1867. fictq. , " The Picture of St. John," by Bayard Taylor. ITALY. it was, when from that bleak abode, valanchoa grind the plues to du«t, And crouching glaciers down the hollow« thruxt Their glittering claws, I took the sunward road, Making my guide the terrent, that before shouting, giddy with Its Joy, And tossed Its white bauds like a gamesome hoy. And sprayed Its rainbow frolics o' My step* dunk, the perfect moon Full-orbed, In ro That evening »hone ; the torrent'« uol«c, afar, red, but with mellow the twinkle of a «liver «tar, No longer Hang Above the opening valley. " Italy 1" The ■aid n, the «tar, the to in peace; thé morning will unbar thee !" The«e*Alpiun gate«, and give thy world . on, through broadcuing vale and brightening I walkod, and hoary iu their old repose The olives twinkled ; many a aride« covered and Ja« in lue overrun, With And orchard« where the Ivory silkwt On leafy palm« outspread, its pulpy fruit The flg A dark-eyed shepherd piped a reedy flute. O CIOS«!. il lit« 1 1 the chi held ; the third rich day declined It« lid«, I floated where the emerald water- fold (lew-garden«, fairy l»luud-]>yrainld«, the orange hang« hi« globe« of gold,— Which aloe» crown with white coIohsuI plume, Above the bud« where lavish Nature bid« Her sylphs of oder undluaa revel hold, Her s And w W he CH of flower« in balmy ii I * 1 bailed them all, ami bailed Iwyond, the p The paluce-froiitH, on dl« White a» ihe morning « lu «andy chanuela Till bills uplift, « llmi drift ; the «Ir« the Adrian main ; rich eve, with duplicated «train O! crimson «ky and wave, disclosed to i The domes of Venice, anchored c Far off,—an airy city of the brain LITER A TU RE AND JOURNALISM Edition off Dicken», of Still robe more ing the do Imve iariUi'il •w edition of Dieken«' ; being David Copperfield. In |»a jcntlon The Messrs. Peton« number of tlieir Jw, the present per and press work it 1« superior to the of "Our Mutual Friend," und will doubtless bo the ninny pureluiHC satisfactory still this exceedingly cheap edition, ty-flve full page illustration« from the design« by ILK . Browne, which accompanied the original publication of this Inimitable production of Dlck It contains tw in carpet nc who Htmlles na •cVrlter'« pen hiul would mid n word » sleep, and e If it were possible that any nt the hands of the ro . not read David Copperfield we here urging them to take dinner till they hud purchased a copy. Messrs. Peterson and Brothers have been very liberal in the purchase of Mr. Dickons' adv sheets of Ills late writing», having paid no than five thousand dollar» in gold for the advance «beets of Our Mutual Friend. They therefore j of the " Author's walk. lias mer hues, los« claim the right to u«e the Edition," for the present scries of Mr. Dicken», works. The price of each hook is #1.25, and they may be obtained of booksellers ev addressing the publisher», No. 306 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, they will be forwarded by mail. published for the ladles is " Tbe Lady's Friend," of which Mrs. Henry Peterson L tbe Editor. The number for April, which is handsome steel engraving, ami a colored fashion plate with lour figure«. Two continued «tories, "Orville College," by Mrs. llenry Wood, author of Eo«t Lynne ; nml " How Way," by Elizabeth Prescott, have tt place lu this issue." " The Lady's Friend '' is published at the su ally low price ot #2.50 pel annum. Tlie publish be addressed at by rhere, the Mac a/. One of few contains u very bull in woman lnftl lier and all & Peterson, 819 Walnut street, Philadelphia. Tub Litti.k Com* published at Chicago, III,, by Allred L. Sewell, has tbe following list of content« for April Counsel to Boys—Self-Trust—the first of a Se ries of articles by noniee Greeley ; Three Wishes, by Ella R. Wolcott ; What the Sunbeam told Nonnie, by Felicia II. Ross ; Picture», by Emily J. Bugbce ; The Bears' Den, Chapter IV. by Emi ly Huntington Miller ; Tbe Great Wind Maker, by Dr. Hooker of Yale College ; Pride*« Fall, by En Deaci the juvenile paper •try P« office, Mildred Beutly ; Tlie Ci graving of Lucia Chase Beil; Music, by Geo. F.Root ; bc Knapsaek, Picture Stories, j of Rogers' Groups ; Onr Vielt, by »ides Private Que Puzzles, and a variety of other choice articles. Tlie price of "Tlie Little Corporal i« One Dollar a year. Sample copie», showing premiums, lOets. Address, Alfred L. Sewell Publisher, Chicago, 111. American re Tub Pboi-i.e'» MaoazinbIs print of the English publication of that issued in London by the Society for Promoting Christian Kuowledgo. It I» an Illustrated mis cellany of instructive and umu&lng literature, and furnishes a very handsome popular «criai. The present number Is sent us by tbe American pub lishers, Messrs. Pott & Amery, No. 5 and 13 Cooper Union, New York, and embraces the four nuipbers issued In Londou In January of tlds . The whole 1« prefixed by a liandso frontispiece, printed In colors, entitled " Rest," a copy of a painting by J. J. Hill. A very Inter esting story, "Mr. Wynward's Ward," is tinned iu each number, and thcro are twelve other articles which have Illustrations on wood of the finest English design, and best manner ot execu tion. We are pleased, and think to he, with the geuoral handsome nppenrauce of this new candidate for public favor and recom mend our renders to order > fail of tlieir news dealer. The subscription price i« #3. per annum ; «Ingle copies 25 cents. Address Pott & Amery, the publishers, as above. the publishers, as above. Mr. L. Edwin Dudley, of Washington, well known as a prominent gentleman in the Grand Army of the Re work to be entitled ment of organizing public is about preparing "The Origin, Purposes, and Results of the Pitts burg Convention," held by the Union soldiers last fall. >ay, for April 6, contains selec tions from Colburn's Monthly, Leisure Hour, Temple Bar, Bentley's Misceffuny, MacMillan'« Magazine, and other standard foreign periodicals. "Silcotc of Sllcotes," by Henry Kingsley ; and Black Sheep," by Edmund Yates, and a German Story, "Frau Vor Valet," is commenced. Single numbers of Every Saturday by every news dealer. "Tub American Joitkn Eve continued, Bernard's o for »ale .ok lie t this office, and, like an improvement 3 growing more for April ha« been received former number», tbe preseut is upon the lu«t. The articles concise and practical. The territory covered ha« been eularged, and the whole appearance ol tbe Magazine is and publishers w their readers, and making every effort to meet tlieir wants. Tbe January number contained thir •ticlcs, all written by the best writers, and •ar Boston. Tbe though both editor« studying tbe demand» of maluiv. e all of them by gentlemen In present Issue, —Aprit, —eon tnl ur articles, contributed not only from different parts of New England, but from the great West and Southwest. Among them Apple Culture, by Dr. Warder, tbe well Western Poraologist ; A New Camellia, with illustration ; On Fruit Critics, by author of My Fi wood ; Field Culture of the Grape, by E.W. Bull, the originator of tbe Concord Grape ; Tbe West ern Prairie«, by M. L. Dunlap ; Select Variety ol Peas, by Burr; Vineyard Culture, by M. B. Bate ; The Lawn by C. L. Flint ; Atmospheric Changes, by D. M. Bulch ; n nontiimaUou of Dr. Klrtknd's article, The Magnolia«* ; Grape Cnl turn iu Minnesota i Protecting Seedling Straw hsrrlMi The Red Spider; Garden Architecture, »fee. With It. elegant mechanical execution and literary nt,titty,-with tbe practical experience of Its contributor», success 1» certain ; und " The covers. s than sixty find nil article Cfl THE SPRING FASHIONS. April is a month in which all expect gen ial blushes of sunshine and occasional sunny showers. Dark clouds may now ami then float across the sky, but they generally pro 3 fear in the fair beauties' bosoms as to the perils of their new dre getting sprinkled than any real danger that •urs. But though the season should be markably backward and severe, almost suf ficiently so to imagine It Winter instead of Spring, yet the fashion day lias not been de layed, in fact it would he Niagara in all its resistlei vent the dear ladies having their fashion hen they have made up their minds, b I >11111 ' 1 re difficult to turn force as to pre days, and Ihe appointed period lias come. •e marked with the chan ges peculiar to them, and the contrasts in •h arc great, still, they than Ihe clmn As the sens 3 not in the costumes of our s ago bonnets city hellos. Only a few y were so high that they almost added feet to • low and flat. • they •re formerly gigantic in pro thc stature; Hoop skirts portions, clearing and sweeping yards in width, with trails projecting we know not how far beyond, while at this moment they •ant as not only to show the form, arc cut but also the shape and size of foot und ankles. •e of any greater improve Wo arc not •nt of modern times than this curtailing of skirts for promenade customers. How often, formerly, must husbands and heads of fami lies had their hearts broken, by witnessing costly silks and brllllant-hued bareges sweep ing, literally, and performing the duty of mops for all tlic tobacco expoeot niions that defile our side-walks; but the day of this costly style of brooms is departed, and a too frequent filthy streets, •li made lace A of ning the with ly row of We ed ted On the serviceable, rational mode lias been adopted. Still in the ball room and salon the long robe holds its place, for truly nothing can be more graceful oil a fine form, when thread ing the intricate the long flowery draperies, and long may it do so. for here the disadvantages that occur made do not exist, a Brussels ,•cll-polislied floor being, on this tes of the dance, than in the pr carpet oi occasion, the substitute of tlie defiling slde walk. Again, for promenade costumes the merino lias taken the place of silk, a much more during and suitable material. True, the for mer seldom possesses tlie brilliant, lustrous hues, hut, to our taste, that is rather vantage than otherwise, for entertained dresses of the fair sex i ladylike and becoming they are. ad 3 havfl always opinion that, the quieter the public, the more TUEKT COSTUMES. Who could have believed thut witnessed the storm created by the Bloomer dress, a short a time la few years ago, that in mode would array her dainty form in a cos tume equally daring and still more sensible, practical and convenient ? 'l'lic Bloomer dress was simply au imita endeavor to ape tlie dress of tion, and the wearers generally followed out the idea by culling their hair and looking as ugly as possible. The new short dress, the contrary, is thoroughly femiuine. It frees women from all tlie obstacles to walking and out-door ex ercise, without offending their taste or their scruples. It is simple, compact, requires little material, few skirls, and those small tow, relieves tlie body of all super aud fluous weight, and, in conjunction with the admirable thick soled walking boots vogue, furnishes a costume for the street as nearly perfect as one can expect to get in this transitory and imperfect state of exist ly he d It is not known how long the fashion will :cepted abroad—but it is contlnue to be greatly to be hoped that it will lie sustained hero. A generation of short dresses would American women to grow, and rn children, and prove a great enlfblc nurse their step towards a universal millenium. The style of making short dresses is in finitely varied, but the prettiest arc cut straight at tlie edge and open upon tlie sides, the petticoat. The jacket accompany ing these is short and straight, somewhat loose, and cut up on tlie sides also. The first short dresses were universally " dents" or teeth, square or pointed, cut out in various of cut it and many of them ways still, but the plainer method is gener ally^onsidered in the best taste. Balmoral skirts in fancy colors, or with ? not elegantly worn un fancy trimmings, der short dresses ; the petticoat must be of the same material as the dress, or a deep band simulate the petticoat in the same or a contrasting color. Short dresses will be a god-send ft who like morning walks in tlie country. No more dewbedraggled sjtirts, gant washing bills—" seeing the will simply require tlie exercise of a little those ; more extrava •ise" will simply require tlie a moral courage—it will cease to be an expen sive luxury. It must be remembered, however, that short dresses are not to be worn on ceremo nious occasions without offending against the rules of social etiquette ; and, public of with Into be and the ,oru at all by ladies they must not be weighing over two hundred pounds. Among some beautiful models of short dresses exhibited by Mine. Demorcst was ,-iththe breadths shaped liked petals,and folding over like the leaves of a flower. The is cut to match, or it may be simulated lo produce the one by a trimming put same effects. The material in this ease was in up black silk, and it was trimmed with narrow folds of violet silk, put on between two ceœnx of black satin, with a jet heading. The petticoat was of violet silk, laid in the flat plaits, fastened down with small cut jet beads. Another design formed an octagon over a straight petticoat. Tbe material was gray poplin' and both dress and petticoat were trimmed with bands of wide grimp made in a net work of fiuu gray cord and chemise. The short sac was cut to match. We may mention, for tlie information ot lady readers who wish to their dressmaking bills, that short dresses and gored dresses are cut and filed at Mine. Demorest's establishment with great elegance aud accuracy, and will pattern. ing to in t honxkth and hats. . The maBa ()f Uairi n0 longer calletl ,. watcr . fttll .. blU c /,;„ n0 „ is vcr y much re , . . ,,, . . , . , ^ »te bonnet, which fits acroa tho top ot the head, Ihe narrow, perclicd-up brim forming a sort of diadem iu front, tlie ' h * h " k bcW " d - I One attraction about the little bonnets is. ;o something on ?rve as a perpetual higher, so that it that, like the rose, they have blossomed out into three hundred and fifl y different varie ties, among which are shapes and styles to suit every face, though some were descended from the Gorgons and others from Venus herself. This multiplication of forms possesses a great advantage over the that or none , fashions which prevailed some years ago.— Features long or round, broad or narrow, bands curls or braids, all had to he hidden under the scoop or shovel, the narrow crown and the enormus cap, which flared above the head and laid low, upon the neck, and hid not protect the face. Being a woman and wearing a chignon , 1 say, decidedly, long live the little bonnets. By far the larger proportion oÇ bonnets exhibition are made of fancy straw, but j notice some decided novelties. One of these has a crown made entirely of wiiite marabout feathers, and narrow brim of puffed white crape, divided by rouleaux of sal in. A large pink rose, placed low at the side forms the only ornament, with the exception of the crostie dropes, and .rich blonde barbes for strings, were crossed in front and fastened with a r The Marie Antoinette is a new shape, odd, almost grotesque in tin* hand, but not unbecoming upon the head. It has a flat , a small flaring brim and no cap.— It lays close to the top of the head and the narrow brim perks up with a sort of coquet tish daring which is irresistible when the face beneath is young and pretty. The Marie Stuart Fanclion is found very becoming. It is deeply pointed in front, and a point is formed at the back by a lace mtre of which falls over the chig non , while the ends are brought forward and crossed under the chin. The Bergere liât lias a low crown and a narrow somewhat rolled brim, which extends all the way round and forms a sort of cape behind. The brim is sometimes bent to form a kind of " Gypsy," and it is nearly always made in fancy straw or in a mixture of silk to to of for our •urf, the A simple yet pretty design was composed of fancy chip, a thread of black chenille run ning through it. A small round crown was enlarged by a double puffing of white crape, crossed at intervals by loops of narrow black velvet. This puffing was inserted between the crown and brim of straw,the latter edged with a narrow black velvet,crossed diagonal ly by a straw thread. A full rosette of nar row black velvet was placed high on the side of the brim, and a shaded green velvet leaf occupied the centre of the crown. The strings also were green, of the new shade.— We do not favor mixtures of color, but this combination of black, while and green prov ed exceedingly good. The Castilian, a variation from the Cata lane, is pointed upon the front but square behind. One model was in blue crape, dot ted with pearl heads and surrounded by a double row of rich pointed blonde, eacli headed by a narrow rouleaux of blue satin. On the left and upon the under side of the blonde, a large pink rose with cordon of leaves and buds is arranged so that while the rose forms a face trimming, the cordon extends upon the chignon. Barbes of blonde, crossed with a rose in front, constitute the strings. A more costly Bergere hat was of white chip, the crown surrounded by a band of blue velvet covered with pretty straw leaves and miniature berries. The brim was bound with blue velvet, covered with small black lace leaves. A spray of blue velvet leaves, veined with straw, and a fringe of straw beads over the bondeau constituted the gar niture. HOOP SKIRTS. The new hooped skirts have been so nice ly adapted to tlie present stylo of gored and short dresses, that they have left nothing to he desired, and have consequently regained tlie popularity which the old styles iiad lost. We beg to remind lady readers that all un d srskirts worn with gored dresses should lie gored also, and that a deep cambric flounce, which cau he detached aud buttoned on as occasion requires, is extremely useful for trained gored dresses. Handsome tucking, and a narrow fluted ruffling below the hem, are a good ordinary finish for cambric skirts, or flounces. Finer and more elaborate skirts are richly embroid ered, and edged with Valenciennes or Cluny lace ; they should lie made within an inch as long as the dress. is a a It is said that a "matri monial bureau" has actually been opened in this city, where all persons desirous of de parting from a state of celibacy can register their names (for a certain fee,of course),and obtain interviews, pointing to connubial re sults. The idea seems so infamous that we could hardly believe any sane man would es tablish an agency of the sort, come to consider the continual and earuest advertising in the newspapers of husbands and wives, it must he concluded that these facilities for marriage (in a city where every one is presumed to too busy to attend to such insignificant matters), meet in some way a ample share A SUOOBSTION. be in Yet when we public want, and may have of patronage. It would be well ttnd enter insurance in connection prising to open with the bureau, In which those entering Into wedlock might at a certain per ceutage be guaranteed against disappointment, un happiness, ill treatment and the like, just as railway offices sell you a ticket at one desk, and at the other insure your limb and life for the desired but perilous journey.— N. Y., Gazette. —A malignant fellow says that when he is lady cames in, he in a crowded car, and thinks it is the duty of some other man to go up and give her his seat. —Late information received from the Jaffa colony states that many of the disappointed colonists will start ou their way back to America this spring. —Prussia, during the war last year m all 969,076 troops in the Germany, had i field. Of these 4 42,460 belonged to the stand ing army; 129,025 to tlie reserves,and 97,588 to garrisons. —A candidate for county treasurer in Cali fornia has published a card pledging himself, in case lie is elected, to pay ouo thousand dollars in gold coin for the benefit of the school fund. - a Philadelphia street has been arrested on the eom —A conductor railway plaint of a negro woman that he refused stop his held to ball in tbe sum of eight hundred dol lars to answer the charge. to and allow' her to ride. He —In Cincinnati the courts have decided that root, spruce aud hop beer are forbidden by tbe law', though analysis show' that they contain but three per cent, of alcohol,a trifle more thau raised bread. This and That. a —Bonnet strings are out of fashion in Paris. I money in Mobile is two month. —The interest r to three per cent. —Ritualistic personalities are almost equal to those of politics. —Cincinnati has a law suit about five in ches and a half of land. at or —The Springfield case of trichinosis has a marked effect on the »ale of pork in that city. —Twenty saw mills have been built In Pensacola, Fla., since the —The telegraph cable to connect Cuba and Florida will be 110 miles long. —An old Canadian cent, at a recent sale iu Montreal, went for #10. —Bistort's playing brought her #5500 in Louisville. It shot last week In —A white ei Martlia's Vineyard. —A new Congregational Church is to be erected in St. Joseph, Mo. e now colored policemen in —There New Orleans. —In England last year 441 men were lashed with the cat-o'-nine-tails. —At Fort Suelling whole .families are starv ing to death. —The invention of the false chest is at tributed to a Boston lady residing in Paris. —More than one-half of the young persons in Lowell, Mass.,were born out of that city. -One-third of the tax-rate of Philadelphia loans. —Boston had but three bright days dur is to pay the interest ing March. —Nine miles of atrect were newly paved last y in Philadelphia. —" Night illumine" green, and moon-on the-lake are fashionable colors this spring. —Wood sells at Culpepper, Virginia, for # 1 2 to #15 per cord and scarce at that. —Verdi, the composer, has left Paris for Italy. on few Italy. —Twenty vessels to he launched this spring arc on the stocks in Maine. —lnfauticide is again greatly increase iu Great Britain. —The little daughter of Charles G. Hal pine (Miles O'Reilly) is lately dead. —The nickel pennies ol 1850 demand among coin fanciers. —Fencing has become the exercise of the students at Yale College. —A Louisvilliau killed his wife recently by striking her with a candlestick. —Five thousand men are out of work in Pittsburg. —Tlie tax per capita in Boston is #84 ; in New York, #22; in Philadelphia, #11. —Buskins health will not allow 1dm to the to a the in a write just now. —At Mobile a man found a four-leaf cloves invested all his money in lottery and at tickets. He now mourns bis folly. —A snapping turtle, weighing fifty-nine pounds was cought recently in a Southern river with a small hook and line. —Almost every young lady is public spir ited enough to have her father's house used as a court house. —The Canadians are arming themselves with muskets to be prepared for all emer gencies. —Catharine Wagner, daughter of John Wagner, of Saarbruch, Prussia, can have a fortune by writing home for it. —A quarrel about ten cents resulted in the murder of Albert Dyke by John Rapp inEd wardsville, 111., last week. —A tailor,speaking of the spring fashions, says there is not much change in gentlemen's pants. That's our fix, exactly. —Nine hundred and sixty-two clergymen Massachusetts favor and fifty-six oppose of ing his the " Massachusetts favor and fifty-six oppose tlie existing temperance law. —Henderson, N. C'., is so poor that not a merchant there has ventured North to make purchases. —A London sculptor,Mr. Edward Goflow ski, is preparing a bust of the late Artemus Ward from a posthumous cast. —Mr. W. W, Thayer, recently editor of tlie Right Way, lias become editor of the North Missouri Courier, at Hannibal, Mo. —The "Black Crook" in New York is to reconstructed with a lot of new material the way of dancers and properties. —Every time the wind blows from the di rection of New York the Canadians beat the loug roll aud order the " melish" to fall in. —A radical paper says that a late Demo cartic Convention at Bay City, Mich., was attended by just four delegates. — The national democratic convention which was to meet at Louisville in May, lias been postponed to the 4th of July. —Several mad dogs have appeared in Mem phis during the last few days, and have bitten a number of children. —The remoteness of Russian America, and the value of its fur trade combine to make it a fur country. —A liquor seller arrested at St. Albans, Vt.,put in as defence that his whisky was so reduced by water it could not intoxicate. —A St. Louis paper complains that the schools of that city have been given over to the Puritan clement. —The liackmen of Chicago have clubbed together in order to charge a fair price for a ride. They can't live long—they are so good. —The ladies say tlie new cocoa-nut water falls are just the thing to wear with a gourd dress. —The proportion of bachelors dying in Scotland is double that of married men, ac cording to statistical returns. That's bad for the bachelors. —Ninety-two petitions for divorce are now pending before the Supreme Court at Provi dence, of which but twenty come from the wives. —Rev. Isaac Aikcu has been expelled from the ministry and membership of the Pittsburg Methodist Episcopal Conference for having two wives. —The World says Carl Schurz will bo a candidate for Congress from the second con gressional district when he goes out to sume the editorship of the Westliche Post. of be in —The printers in the South agree to set a thousand ems each towards Artemus Ward's monument, aud ask tlieir northern brethren ns ■ to do the same. —The daughter of Josh Billings, the hu morist and philosopher, was married to gentleman from South America, at Pough keepsie, recently. K mult Column. THB HISTORY OP MY DOGS. KKIIMOX Ft On this Wednesday morning, when our English terrier was called in to get his meal, at the side of the dominie's chair, something at the table, of the former was said, by occupants of the household kennel. Tender recollections arose of canine pets, either dead or alive, or consigned to other hands. We honored their names with kind words,rather than with libations, and it seemed to me that kindly treated in their they were memory, than many of the human family who have been cured with self-seeking, ne glecting friends, or cruel children. At any rate, the taults of the "canines" were buried, and their useful qualities alone dwelt upon. It was not necessary to do less or more than this, for dogs, in tlieir simplicity of nature, unlike men, deserve always, I think, to have the bonum spoken of them and not merely the verum , as do too many of those who treat the noble animals as if they could not teach the lesson of being honest, faithful, af fectionate, and contented. But all this docs not bring my young friends to the history of my six dogs. The first dog introduced iu my menage, native of South America. He came from the mouth of the Rio dc la Plata. Of his origin, I know nothing. It would have been hard for a dog-fancier to discover in him any " points," and, met by perplexity, the professional eye would, doubtless, have assigned him to the large class of "mongrels. " But, whatever his status in tlie dog-world, he had his good qualities, and among these I may mention the sharpness of tone with which he would greet strange faces, and his readiness to obey when commanded. No soldier is more ready to follow orders than was " Sport." He would come and go at the first and slightest signal of finger or tongue. He was a good sailor besides, for, voyage to the great Republic, in the big ship Edward, lie defied Neptune's fiercest assults on hia stomach, and was ever alert to appre ciate his rations. It was not more than a bis few days after our arrival in Philiadelphia, my father and I were walking up that, Third-street, we were astonished at seeing Sport in a lime-lied. Being something new' to his nose, (for In his father-land, mud was a substitute,) or enticed by the snow-like heap, or perhaps, for a moment indulging a fancy that it was a large mass of syllabub, in the dog had plunged, only to get out in tre ble- quick time, and rub his saturated and smarting back against the folds ot a lady s silk dress. My reader may imagine the fem inine glance, nation ; but, semehow or other, apologies offered and received, and I left assured else would suffer, as our four his well as the owuer's conster that no legged companion had an experience that day which, dearly bought, would do for the rest of his life. Sport lived some nine years af ter, and was never known to leap where he he had not made a careful reconnaissance So old and enfeebled did he become, that it was finally resolved to end his miserable days by depositing him in the river.aud so, without a requiem,he soon sank to the bottom of the silent stream. Though " not a drum was heard nor a funeral note" breathed, yet re grets for his end were numerous, while his memory remains fresh. It was several years after tile death of Sport, that " Prince" was installed in his place. This animal was a gift from a poor to whom I had rendered attention and aid. Prince was an untrained pointer, and was of gentle blood, for Ills looks and all his ways spoke of exalted ancestors. To the hearth he was an important ornament. He would lie there in the most graceful postures; his coat long, glossy, and smooth ; while, occasionally, when looked at, liis tail would wag " many thanks" for the privilege of be ing so near the fire, granted to but few ot his race, aud so coveted by legions of kick ed,tongue-abused,and shivering curs, the chiidred loved Prince. They called him " Prinny," and would roll with him,and dog and little ones whiled away many a happy hour. But it was our misfortune to lose Prince,not very long after our very pleasant acquaintance began. Once, at a distance from home, he turned a wrong corner of the busy city,and was seen and heard of on more. The loss was severely felt, and, if alive, man Then lie to come back this day, he would re were ceive a hearty, loving welcome. "Rover"succeedcd Prince. But so snap pish was this infantile cur, so indisposed to be petted, and so fond of being under chairs, (as to show liis teeth when removed)that he regards. It the a In could not plant himself in after his advent that we thought of consigning him to other hands. But liis departure was hastened by liis own impru dence. Having a talent for subterranean investigations, (may be, lie was something of a ral-ter-rier) we were compelled to have him fished out, wells on two occasions, and re ourselves expense, anxiety, and vexation,he received an early discharge,and became the property of Tom Taylor, a Waterloo veteran. So much for city dogs. fine beast, WM Boon era the the , to In the country we first had something of a stag-hound, if I remember rightly. His proportions were large, but pleasing. His head massive, and of the mastiff order. But, however large his body, aud serious his eye, yet his bosom home of neither anger giant in limb, lie was a lamb in disposition. Untrained, still he was knowing, and from this fact, doubtless, liis former master(a relative and valued friend of mine) had given him the name of " Geleliote," or "learned" dog, as the German word might be trans lated. His name was usually supposed, by strangers, to have been taken from tlie old ballad of " Lewellyn and Galert,"but,what ever his name, he was feared beyond the household. The big mouth, well fortified by dental columbiads, with tlie solemn eye, made all incomers very shy of his acquaint ance. For this, we would not have sent him to another home, but he had a peculiar ty that made him troublesome. He would jump sometimes very high. No fence seemed to dampeii his gymnastic ambition. Six bars opposed him as little as three, and so he was continually iu strange yards,often breaking, in his weighty descent from an Alpine leap, some cherished hot or flower bod. As those who tried to live by the golden rule,we thought this would never do, a and hence, a family council was had, and both parents and children acquiesced in the necessity of his resignation, as guardian of the family premises. All thought this ex pedlent, and loudly called for by emergen cies and startling probabilities; and, so Gelehote went to a farmer, some miles away, where his athletic propensities would not the revenge. A ■ a be so annoying, but, perhaps, prove even useful. then, Having been troubled by a big dog, the to he a small ; day, and so, next wt my little hoy got the promise of a young hound, and in time he came. He was plump in body and agreeable in expesslon, and at once took our hearts by storm. Immediate ly he settled into the position of a thorough pet. What was his name ? do you ask. Well, I had, some years before, in a periodi cal, read Dr. Brown's very sad and simple story of "Rah and his Friends," and had determiud, if I ever had the naming of a dog, it should hear the name of the beast whose fidelity is so well described in the story, which lias become almost classical. Bo our little hound was know His growth in body and manners was rapid, and each day only made tighter the bond between him and the household. But, mirahile dictu, as Æneas used to say in the stormy times of Troy, was missing. We called and se him, offered the hoys rewards for his return, but nowhere could he be seen. I have no •ho had and lie us for ago tive in "Hah." •nlug he ■lied for the in °f doubt lie was stolen by some one observed his aptitude for instruction, and who desired, likely, to train him to the pursuit of game. I am afraid my catalogue is growing tudi , hut I cannot stop without saying some thing of the present occupant of the kennel. "Burscy," as lie was called by my little daughter, as soon as she saw him, i English terrier, horn on Americ With the exception of his teeth, white toes and tan legs, he is entirely black. Pigmy as he is, his spirit is of Goliath stripe. Every ,and heralded by his soil. step is caught by his tongue. His ears appear always to he the perpendicular, ready for the tread of intruder, high and mistress roll him about, but young hands cannot do the same thing with impunity. By these latter he will allow of two rolls, and then, by a snap, he low. He will let maste one But proclaims that nonsense must cease, despite this foible, I think highly of his disposition. Like all little people, he has high notions of his dignity, and so I make allowance for the only weakness I have so far discovered. As he grows older, he may his tail is an amusing become wiser. Ev study to all. By it, at the least word or nod of recognition, he says ; liow d'ye do," and when his platter is filled, tlie caudal ;er fails to shake right and s appendage left its many acknowledgments. May Bursey live long, and increase in watcebfulness, as his shadow lengthens. —The Home Journal. J. B. H. Abraham Lincoln and 111» Barber. The Springfield (Illiuois) corespondent the Chicago 'Times contributes the following interesting reminiscence : On a raw, cold evening in December, 1831, a man presenting the appearance of very light mulatto, being what is technically called a quadroon, stood by tbe door of a log cabin in the town of New Salem, Sangamon county (now Menard), in this State, clothing was travel-stained and consider ably dilapidated ; hi9 carriage w eye clear and sparkling with the vivacity s a native of Hay ti af he it the re his of his and and his the He His creet ; his ol La Belle Fraucc, for he and the blood of the Creole French of that island was in liis veins. Tlie precursors darkness began to fall upon the somber scene, the shadow of the woods in the dis tance to lengthen on the snow-clad ground, rcbarged with niois ,'us setting, oi while the gray clouds, turo, and behind whicli the admonished the solitary Creole that he must seek shelter, and that rather quickly, from the pitiless peltings of a coming storm. Lifting his eyes to take another survey of the cold and cheerless prospect, lie was struck by the appearance of a tall, uncouth looking figure, emerging out of the shadow hundred from of the wood about two yards that of a mt ulniL war. rhere he stood. It w Tying •r six feet in height, siderably carelessly slung upon his shoulder ; bis gait was slouching, lope and a shamble; lie stooped considerably; liis eyes were bent upon the ground; liis dis engaged arm liung carelessly by liis side. ringing motion, kept time to he and oath lured Let and open We and Times. against for can ax •thing betwee and, with a tlie ungraceful movement of liis hotly : his bail* and beard were loug, ol a jet black color and apparently unkempt ; he had a red woolen cap upon his head, by woodchoppors, or the hired old pair of Tr behalf, 1; the w help of farmers generally ; blanket leggings, tied with buckskin thongs above the knees and at the ankles, wound about the calves of his lege ; they rusty with age and ragged with use in other safety party, rere were the brushwood ; a ragged coat, once blue or bound with Ho note." black, and el' coarse clotli, w a similar thong of buckskin about his waist. In fact, he presented the appearance of ordinary backwoodsman. He stopped at the door of the log cabin, the only grocery store and tav tic which w of which tlie place could boast—nodded pleasantly, after the fashion of the day, to hen " cy." crats > 'd their the tiiey tlie hope with ness era the Creole, and was about to enter, the latter asked him how far it was to Springfield. The backwoodsman told him the distance and passed in, followed hesi tating by the traveler. When they reached the interior, the uncouth backwoodsman •r the large oaken bench which t< When Mr. Lincoln was about to be mar ried he was taken quite ill at Mr. Henry's house iu this city. Ho sent for Florvllle, who stayed with him some time, and while there administered the medicine which the physician prescribed for him. About ten days afterward he came into the shop and said, " Billy, I want you to shave me. and j so trim my hair also, and 1 want you to do it j as if l was going to be married." Billy ro an plied, "If I do, Mr. Lincoln, it will cost you one dollar. We charge extra for shaving the when they are going to be married. " AU j do, right," replied Mr. Lincoln. ** 1 suppose 1 I ought not to dance without paying the fid the dler. " _ ! of - ex- —There are about eight million inhabitants in Mexico. Ex-Gov. Harris of Tennessee, so who bas been there, thiuks that if seven millions were exterminated it would be a not l good country to emigrate to for settlement. stepped stood in front of the fire, laid dow and, turning his back to tlie huge pile of burning logs on tlie old-fashioned hearth, warmed himgclf, stretching out his lank and long hands to the blaze as if he enjoyed it hugely. Tlie man who stood with his back to the log fire in that premitive hostelry, on thut gray December evening, was Abraham Lin coln, the future President of the United Stales, and the author of tiie great emanci pation proclamation. Tlie strange Creole, with the blood of the despised Afrie ing in his veins, was William Florvllle, tlie quadroon, subsequently and for years Abra ham Lincoln's barber. his ax, us ern n cours ! that and ever and new of has old by that had President Johnson's Policy. the Macon On., Journal, March 22.1 Andrew Johnson has at lust yielded. Thank God for it. He has done us se deal of harm : crippled us win* armies were in the field; rejected the terms which Grant and Sherman gave us, and then, at last has kept sectional hate ami ani mosity stirred up against us course and foolish conflict IF im by his unwise ivith Congress and Northern sentiment. And now we hope President Johnson's opposition to the Government lie has opposed it so long, and induced our people to oppose it so long, holding out to us the false idea that he would do something for us, that he has done us infinitely more harm than all other men and all other can combined. But for him we would long ago have been admitted into the Union and upon far better terms than we shall now lie able to obtain. He has been the most effec tive enemy we have had. in the first place, his influence was great in arraying the border States against us. lie ters of us the •ill cea* was one of the most earnest su the war waged upon us. Ho re terms given us by the generosity and magna nimity of Grant and Sherman. And last, though uot least, he has, by his course, kept Northern prejudice and hatred constantly excited against us. Bave us from our friend Johnson. Commencing his official career as Vice President by an excessively post-prandial speech—afterwards, as President, indulging in such spouting tirades to the populace of the Federal capital as should not be used even upon the hustings—going upon his Western tour with au engine of vitupera tion, whose hose he kept turned buck upon Congress—he excited the frenzy of the Northern people against the Soutlie whose cause he proposed to advocate, he been our most bitter enemy, he could not have pursued a course calculated to do us more harm. Further than this, his conduct has all along inspired the Southern people with the hope that he lias intended to defend our rights at the point of the bayonet. Andrew II. was compared to Andrew I. Tennessee had given us "Old Hickory," who crushed nulli fication and "removed the deposits," and Tennessee, it was hoped, had given us An drew II., who would remove the Radical Congress. Johnson was to be our Cromwell, who would disperse the Rump Parliament of America. In the meantime, though, with alibis pro clamations he has never removed martial law from the South, and never restored to our people habeas corpus ; nor has he re leased Davis from Fortress Monroe. It is difficult to determine whether Presi dent Johnson bus exhibited the more politi cal peculation or the more political folly. His course has certainly been good ground for inducing the Southern people to hope that he intended to wield the sword in their behalf. And been at some time such his bosom. But lie hesitated, he dallied, and proved himself a dotard ; he doubted and is damned. Thank God for it. The spell is broken—the illusion is gone. An °f drew II lacked the nerve to do what Andrew I would have done. The Southern people are undeceived. Let the dearly-bought experience. Our noble President, after bellowing i the cities of the West, like one of the mad prairie bulls of that great section,now "roars gently as a sucking dote." All the thunder which he poured against Congress, from the Olympus of the White House, turns out to be Pickwickian thuuder, so far as Congress is concerned, but it has recoiled with deadly effect upon "the President's Southern friends." Andrew Johnson, in his veto of the Mili tary bill, says this measure is " without pre cedent, and without authority—in palpable conflict with the plainest provisions of the Constitution, and utterly destructive to those great principles of liberty and humanity, tor which our ancestors on both sides of the Atlantic shed so much blood and expended so much treasure." After painting the "ab solute monarchy" and "military despotism five districts defined by the military act, at the South, in such fearful colors as to make the blood curdle in ns a pel did Had think yet that there has idea lurking in log ti profit by tlieir > His his ol dis oi in each of tlie l ho veins and strike terror in the heart of every man, woman, and child, white or black, found living under those "despotisms'—af ter exciting the Southern people almost to acts of open rebellion against the provisions of tin* military act, he now turns round and tells us he hopes this monstrous " Ree •lion act" will have the effect of alleyi •h of the bitterness caused by the dated vors. had day, do sir ulniL war. and he "will faitfully execute'what •mnt of the Gove he and Constitution, which he has tuk oath to support and defend. And President Johnson—such the man lured Let us have done and folly. We prefer trusting our fate to open enemies to trusting it to false friends. We prefer old Ben Wade, old Thud. Stevens and old Horace Greeley, to Johnson, ot Tennessee, and Johnson, of Maryland. •, the President has talked finely i so has tlie "little villain" of the Times. But as Raymond has always voted against us, so Johnson lias at least not acted for us. Let him go his ways. Tlie South can trust him no longer. H must find safety, and that _c*h is Vho lias and the fort • destruction. n to ith nil this knav ed to Tr behalf, and other guarantors for _ safety we must find with the Republican party, or not at all. President Johnson has strength—moral, political or physical, represents nothing, and he represents Let him go, like "the Confederate Ho nobody. note." (•thing oh God's earth ater« below It. Re]>re8Ciitmt| n But we have to complain of thp Democra tic party North as much as we complain of President Johnson. Next to President John present trouliles to the "tlie iron-ribbed Dcmocra re all " unterrifled cy." In the first place the Northern De crats always agreed with us in our ideas con cerning secession, and often encouraged us > exorcise our right. Many of them deela 'd that the South could he coerced only over their dead bodies. And it was so, but not in the sense in which they intended us derstand tlieir declaration. The South was , er some of tlieir dead bodies, but tiiey had enough living bodies left to enforce tlie coercion. Since the war the Northern Democratic journals have continually led us on the false hope that the Democracy, in conjunction with President Johnson, would give us o rights, if need be, with the bayonet. Wit ness the more ultra Democratic journals, the Day Ro ok. Metropolitan Record, Free man's Journal and Daily News, ami the more moderate journal, the New York t< jocrced This is so, and we have a good mt things to thank our Northern Democratic friends for. We have to thank them that ^f^dofti«* so * AvS^avo^o thnnklhem the ij^at since the cessation of tlie war they have ten again fed us upon false hopes. Wo have to and thank them for keeping up the exasperation and j Hopubllcaif remurkiHHin Cong, it j that the more Democrats resisted Repubii ro- can policy, the more decided and emphatic you that policy would become. Brooks, otNiw ^ve^nhat thL mfihtUtrac^nUhï^ AU j ocrats would continue to resist. Bully for 1 I Mr. Brooks 1 Living in a " loyal" Suite, as fid- lie does,^ it costs him nothing to " n 1 ! Southern people. 8 *He can pursue his parti Fall policy with impunity, but ilie South i to be made the victim. Party tactics make h ne seven be a World. such friends"—friends ge us to get into trouble, and then whip us for doing what they told us to do. Senator Sherman declared that if the South ern people complained that the military act was harsh, they had their Northern De eratic friends to lliank for it, since they had voted down an amendment which was qiiile n mitigation of the. severity of the ( ho en " Out mil ! 1 -other the •y for the Democrats in Congress to defeat,if possible, such a thing as Blaine's amendment, aud to oppose Republican pol icy generally, ln ihe meantime the most vital lnterett of the Sonthera pcojile ia the plaything of the politicians, the shuttle-cock that is tossed back and forth between the battledores of the two opposing factions,the football that is kicked about by two hostile parties, the unhappy grist that is ground be neath the upper und nether millstones. Of this we are tired in the superlative de President Johnson has tried to " re construct" us, has most signally failed, ac knowledged his defeat, and surrendered at . The " little villain" of the New York Times, und men of his like, calibre and kidney,with their milk anti cider policy, have «iso* tried and failed. The Northern Democracy have lent a helping hand wher ever failure has been certain to be the result; and now the exigency demands new men, new measures, ami a new policy. Men who formerly led at the South demands of the crisis. We of new and vigorous young blood into the veins of our government policy—blood that has been generated under present circ stance—our immediate surroundings. The old fogy politicians and fossil remains of antiquated press are not capable of appro ; elating our present position. Nourished in their infancy and fed in their prime upon ideas which have been forever destroyed, Jfcrÿ-ace starving in their old age, by endeavoring to live upon the shadows that yet linger behind the substance which had eluded their grasp. discret i •e not up to the i*ed an infusion Mr. Kaul»bury*M inné. Mr. Kaul»bury*M inné. As intimated in my despatch of last night, a resolution was offered iu the Senate to ex pel Senator Saulsbury. Mr. Saulsbury was very troublesome during the session of yes terday, and, as Senators allege,was so intox icated as to he almost helpless. He notified that if he appeared in the Senate chamber in that condition to-day, a resolu tion to expel him would ho introduced. He did appear in that condition this afternoon, and the resolution was introduced. An ef fort is to be made to-night, which will prob ably prove successful, to have the resolution withdrawn, and put the Senator on tion.— Wash. Cor. Phil. Ledger. The Philadelphia Inquirer , of Saturday morning, has the following :— During the Executive session to-day Saulsbury who had become very drunk, came over towards Sumner, and assumed a threatening attitude, gesticulating and an nouneiug his intention of having satisfaction out of Sumner for introducing the resolution for his expulsion. The assistant Sergeant at Arms promptly interfered, and with the assistance of one of the Senators got him in to the coat room where after nearly divest ing himself of his clothing, he laid down upon the floor and remained until the close of the session, when the Doorkeeper took him home. proba Washlnglon Item». Senator Baulsbury's friends made an caru est appeal to Mr. Sumner not to press the ration for bis expulsion, they promising that he shall not return to the Senate, and will send in his resignation. They intend to take him to Delaware.— Phil. Inquirer this morning. Senator Sumner left Washington on Satur day lor New York, thence to sail to Europe per next steamer. Senator Conness leaves Tuesday for California, via New York City. General Rosecrans and Henry J. Ray mond are now mentioned in Presidential circles, in connexion with the mission to Austria. POLITICAL. —Hon. S. M. Arnell, the Republican her from the Sixth Tennessee District in the last Congress, wishes nation. decline a re-nomi —The Tennessee Conservatives accept ne gro suffrage with the best possible grace. In Nashville, the " Banner" led off, and was " Union and Dis quickly followed by the patch ;" and during the past week these pa pers have contained more and abler articles in advocacy of "equal rights to all men" than even the " Press and Times." The sub ject is fresh to them, and they treat it with all the ardor and enthusiasm which a new discovery always awakens. —Tlie Cincinnati Gazette says :—Our dis patches inform us that A. J.. Senators Doo little, Dixon & Co.,were in high spirits over the result of tlie election in Connecticut. These broken down, demoralized and dilapi dated politicians are thankful for small fa vors. Tlie " victory" iu Connecticut was brought about by a change of one thousand votes, in a State which contains twice the voting population of Hamilton county. We m in Cincinnati hieb the Union party gained two the Cop the ! ri. had day, at thousand votes—twice as many perheads gained in the whole State of Con necticut. Besides, the Democrats could not do that tiling over again in Connecticut to Voters were bought up openly, •ho sell their votes are not to be second turn. But we hope and relied upon fc the Acting President will extract all the com fort possible out of the result in Connecticut. This and That. —Tlie peach buds in Eastern Kansas have been killed by the recent cold snap. —Schuyler Colfax will give lectures dur —A horse plague, similar to that of New Jersey, has appeared at Marietta, Ohio. —A young woman in London, wlioreceiv ed a legacy of #500 recently, drank herself to death.# found in the lower -White swans The young ones dollar apiece and are said to re Potomac by thousands, soil for semble the canvnss-back duck in flavor. Air. Holland, the New York comedian, three score and who is considerably and is said to be the oldest actor in tei benefit at Wallnck's o America, took Monday night. —The New Orleans Typographical Union bas voted that the reduction of prices from seventy-live to sixty cents per thousand for Composition, cannot be complied with. demanded by proprietors. to for as i make | cari\ de Dixon, standing i —A Unionist, Lev n door in Russell county, Va., was •oundrels and hit fi red ut lust Friday by tw< instantly killed. He leaves a widow eight children. —A number of klnd-liearted Cincinnati volent society id have organized a be w< The object is to procure for tlieir owi iisonable rale for such as employment are worthy. — Et act '«I day for tlie 18th Inst., iss ry Sal k contains selections from various tliis Fiandard periodicals, among them being a very interesting article on Artemus Ward, taken from the London Review. iservatives — —The Tennessee whitewashed rebcls dldate for Govornoi C arc badly off for a cn : Z r. TPhcirStite O the 10th, bill as yet tion me prominently mentioned. -Miss Kate P. Osgood, better ki of " Kate Putnam," vu un der her pseudnny whose beautiful little poc s lias been read and admired every where. is a sister to Mr. J. B. Osgood of tbe publishing firm of Tieknor & Fields. Miss Osgood is u young irnly of fine literary vw\ of Driving Home the (. it tire. i "Neigh . bridge s novel -Mr. J.T.Tn bor's Wives through the pub Lighls, bu» hieb was unavoidably interrupted by the iso of Huit periodical, ' whicli rt the liehed numbers of Norther ill shortly ». Lea A: be published iu hook form by Mi Shepard of Boston. It can hardly take rank, pol- . r . v _ i, 1( .i. u . l , ni i Bm iriidio's('iive * most I beside NeiglilwrJuek"«i«t amt l.uq>,nainye, the I hy the lame author.