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WESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1863.
ClO'.lD i WOPFI.VD1S', J ? ?EIUTOiK ASD HiCOWISTOM.?? Ojfice, Centre St.?opposite Court IToust. TERMS $2 I'KR ANNUM, AT ALL tlMLS AM) ."JiAMJNB IN ADVANCE. ? Communications upon ni! subjects interesting ' to the public are rc9p<?ctfujly invited. The *ea! nnuio must always accompany them, not for publication, **ut as n guarantee of thoir trutbfulncsi to tiu? publisher. Business Cards. Geo. cu7.au, attorney at law, WKSTON, WKSTVA. Will practice in Lewis and adjoining ?oun tics. All business promptly attended to. Office frith Hon. J. M. Hennett jlylu-iy JOHN RItAXNON, ATTOBXF.V AT WW,- ? Isdulv authorised tu practice in the UNITED ST A TES L'0 l' UTS. All persons desiring to^ lie d eel arid Bankrupt can have niv services on reasonable tonus, have all the* necessary forma. jyl'2-1 y ORTlI WESTERN HOTEL, S. WALKErf. PROPRIETOR*. l'ike Street, Clarksburg. Hacks run to and from the Depot. Oct'28-tf T mTb U R KE & CO. WHOLESALE DKAlRES IN Touacco, Cigars, Faucy Groceries, Fruits, Confsctionaries, Cracker?, ac. 51, Main 8tr<*w. ^'heeling. West Va, dec22-ly ?\T kw goods. ~~ Joseph Darlington, has just received a line lot of spring goods. Such sis Dry Goods, Notions, Cloths, Casi meres, Ladies and Gents Finishing Good*. Heady Made Clothing. Hats, Caps, Hoots and Shoes. Hardware. Qucens ivare and Tin Ware. Also the l?est of Groce ries, which will l?e sold cheap for Cash or Pro duce. fall and examine my stock, one door "below Chalfant.s Drug Store. ie2,-ly C" | ASH NOTION IIOUSSi I t.. DEtT/. A CO., Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Gerjinn. English and French Fancy Good?. Hosiery and Notions, between Howard and Liberty Streets, Baltimore. Selling for "CASH ONLY" we are enabled to put our goo Is at quite moderate profit? ; and this With & regular fixed price, from which no deviation s made. justifies those not tmniliar with their value to buy from us with entire con fidence. marl 6-1 y MErIcaX HOuST ?a. ii. smith. rttopaitTON. Tlii.i House is now opened to the Public. Everything will l>e done for the com fort of guests who favor this house with tluir patronage. The proprietor litis a good Stable, wh.re horse* will la: well taken care of. His charges are more moderate than any house in own. Sep 9 tf S. C. WALK Kit. OK WIST VIRGINIA, WITH PENNIMAN k BROTHERS. importers and Whole-sale Dealer* in Foreign ftr*l Domestic Hardware, No. 10 North Howard Street, Maltimo e. Mr. W. will give strict attention to all orders uitiusted to his care. nir.lG-ly ^ G- }\\ FRANZHElM k CO., # IMI"0:tTKas ASl) MAXI'KACTfRCUS OK j Hrandies, Gin*. Wines, ('Id Uourl.on and Rye t ?Vhiskies and Cigars, and Dealers in Natiie Still and Sparkling Wine. No. lf?7 Market Street, \Vheel iiqr, W.'Va. dcc22y l UXIOS FOOHDRV * MACIIINK WOttKS! ' estahmssikd in 1838. W. \V. Miller ?v Co.. Mannfactur.-rs of Plows, i Hollow-ware. Stcan>* Engines, HoiJers and Mill Castings. Office and Works Marke* St.. Cor. South, Wheel in z, W. Va dec2Itvl J M."DENNETT, , ?ATTOIINKY AT LAW, ' WKSTON, W. VA. Practices in the Courts of the United States. i;nd will give especial at'ention to eases in bankruptcy. jly!2-Iy D, Wu. J. I'LAND. Sl'R'.KON AND PHYSICIAN, WESTON, V*. VA. Offlc* on Centre street, two doors above the National Kxeiiai:;.".; ? :ik. where he may be found unless professionally eugnged. Surgical c:ises will be attended to at his office or t'le residence of the patient as may be desired icl5-lV I I pOUKKT I'ltAVT k SON. ll DKAI.KKS IN aints. Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Artist's Materials, French. German a:id American Win dow Glass, Sash, Doors, Frames. Shutiir, end agcn'S for French Plate Glass No. 108 Market St, below MtLurc House, Wheeling, \V. Va. hiiec2'2-ly 1) CRANE. \ PKALKR IN Ale, Wines, Liquors and Sep am. First door ai.o-.e the Hank, Weston West Va. iiprl'7-tf FL. HOIIHS, 3??N k CO., ? WHKKMNU, W. WA. Importers of Queens ware and Manufar* urers of Flint Glass. I la Main k ll? Water strict. We manufacture a superior article of Carbon Oil Lamp* and Lamp Chimneys. dc?*22yle Yi' J J. KIT.SUN, STUNK AND MAKIJLK WORKER, Main street, Weston, West Va. Monuments, Tombs, Headstones, Vases, Man tles kc Manufactured to order with neatness anl despatch. Orders promptly filled. All persons wanting avyihing in his line will do well by calling on the ahuve belorc purcliasing elswVre. jlyOly MILLINKKY AND NOTION HOfSB. W e have on hand and are constantly receiv ing and maiiufaituriiig ever.* description of Millinery goods, j.-CjL..\t very low prices. We also keep a general assortment of notions: Hosiery, thread, linings, dress trimmings, Ac., Also fancy and useful articles for gentlemen. Remciul*r at verv small profits. .Mrs. E. J. COX. oei y-ly I KATHER! LEATHER 11 'J he citizens of Lewis and adjoing counties are respectfully mf.trmed that I am now pre t?red to supply tin-in with all kiudsof Leather, ?otli rpper aud Sole, on teiisoiialdo terms. I have the ruo it experienced Tauner in the country, and will try to make such stock as a ill suit my customers. Hemlock or Eastern tnnncd sole? Calf and Kip skins, harness and side leather al ways on hand. All tanned "on the old plan.? No short or patent process used here. The highest price paid in cash or leather for green or dry Hides, at the old Lorentz Tannery. Terms strictly ensh. Please call aud see me. Weston, W. Va. ' augM-lv G.J. BUTCHER. Millinery. MRS. 0. A. FISHER lias now on hand one of the most beautiful stoek of goods that ev?r hnto en presented to ' the ladies of this section oi the country, Comprising ilibbons, Laces, Silks, SaUlai, and Velvets, And crcrything t> be fouud in bcr lino of business. Persons would do well to givo Iter a call and examine before purcliasiug else where. Place of business m-xtdjor to Elias Fisher's Saddlery. Doa'cfail tn glre h#r 4 call and examine her (Lie atocJc, PCI 9-3 ia. Select Poetry WHAT CONSTITUTES 4 STATE ! The noble nnd manly ideas expressed In the following cde by Alceus, the Greek poet, as translated l?v Sir William Jones, are peculiarly applicable to the present times, when so many look upon material wealth and grandeur as pre ferable to freedom and liberty. Noble souls and.lofty sentiments, and a stern love of jus tue and right, and not material power nnd greatness, however, are the elements which go to constitute the greatness and glory of a state :? WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATB ? What constitutes a State ? Not high-rais'd battlements or labored mound. Thick wall or moated gate : No? cities proud with spires and turrets crown'd; Not bays and broad-arm'd ports. Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride, Nor starred andfspangled courts. Where low-trow'd baseness wafts perfume to pride. No, men, high-minded men. Willi powers, as far above dull brutes endued. In forest, l?rakrtor den, As beasts excel cuM rocks and brambles rude; Men, who their duties know. But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain: Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the *\rant while they rend the chain. These "constitute a State And sovereign law. that State's collected will, High over thrones and globes elate Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill; Siuit bv her sacred trown, The fiend "discretion*' like a vapor sinks ; And e'en the all dazzling crown. Hides his faint ravs nnd at her bidding shrinks ! Such was this heavcn-lov'd isle, Than I.csbos t'airer, nnd the Cretan shore ! No more shall freedom smile ! Shall Britons languish nnd be men no more ? Since all must life resign. Those sweet rewards which animate the brave 'Tis folly to decline. And sfal inglorious to the silent grave. Fact and Fancy. Man loads woman to the altar?in that act his leadership begins and ends. The lien is a generous fowl. For every i single kernel of corn she will give a | peek. - Miss Tompkins soys every une arricd lady of forty has passed the Cape of Good IIojc. A Western editor has got such a cold in his head that tie water freezes on it when he washes it. Why should teetotalers never hold* their meetings at a theatre? Because there should he a drop seen at them. When is a young man's arms like the gospel ? When they make glad the waist places. A Salt Lake paper concludes a mar-j riage notice : "The convivialities oi the evening were cliastc and cxhileratiug." ; Saratoga ladies arc so obliging as to furni>h reporters the size of their waists, and the value of their diamonds. The English papers say that Gladstone is now equal to the average American Congressmen, lie can make a five col-i ?lmu speech every day. Before the marriage the man is very much struck by the woman, and after wards the woman is very much struck by the man. Tiif. man who showed his grit was in j the sand-paper lii.c. The man who was caught napping is supposed to have been a hatter. A sporting man being solicited to in Furo his life replied?"lie would be d?d if he would play any game he hud to die to win." A highly educated constable, some where in the Northwest, advertises for sale a roau horse, "or j?o much thereof as may be necessary" to satisfy the judg mcut. Smith lives in Cincinnati. Them are sis huudn-d and twenty-three of Lim do ing business i <i that city, and those of him named Johu have now dwindled down to 210. An abandoned wretch who was warned by a temperance friend "t<?. look pot upon ti?e wine when it is red" replied that he never drank red wine?whiskey agreed better with his constitution. The following advertisement appeared j in a Texas paper :?"If the person who : took the white water-proof coat belong ing to Captain Johnson, will call at the barracks, he can have the peg it used to ; hang upon, as it is of uo use to the owner." To kill rati*?This receipt is cheap and [ never fails. When you retire for the night place a bit of chce.se in your: mouth. Care should he taken to keep I the mouth well open, and when the rat's whiskers tickle your throat, bite. A traveler was boasting of the luxury af arriving at night, after a hard day's journey, to partake of a well cut ham and the left leg of a goose. "Pray, sir, what is the peculiar luxury of tne left leg ?" "Sir, to conceive its luxury, you must find out that it is tho only leg that is left, and that you have no right to it." We heard of a very polite and impres sive gentleman who said to a youth in the street, "Hoy, may 1 iu'juire where Robinson's drug store is?" "Certainly, Sir," said tin boy, very respectfully. } "Well, Sir." said the gentloman, after: waiting awhile, "where is it?" "I have I not the leant idea, your honor," said the urchin. Yot'NO ladies, says a Washington pa per. who are indulging in the latest j styles, should be on the lookout for a plainly dressed, benevolent faced elderly gentleman from the country, who is just now frequenting our popular streak, i armed with a bottle of peppermint, which botanists on offering the passers-by who display their Grocian* nend. The old geotlcinau tl.irjks soiuelhiqg ails them. General News. Bum, Run Russell lias been defeated in bis race for Parliament. Tammany contemplates A. Oaltey Hall or Abraham Lawrence, for Mayor. Missouri voted against negro suffrage by 23,435 majority. Motto for a sheriff?Render unto sei zor the things that are seizer's! Tun small-pox is prevailing in Milwau kee to such an extent that the schools have been closed. The Washington street tunnel, at Chi cago, will bo finished in six weeks, and formally opened on New l'ear's day. IIenriques. Vioa President of ti e Now V'ork Open Stock Board, gets a salary of ?10,000 a year. A man in Tlartford carries an umbrella that was bought in 1S17, and has never been stolen but once. General Sutter, the discoverer of gold in California, keeps himself mostly in Washington. Jackson Haines and a German Mad emoiselle dance the can can on skates at Berlin. Tun champion wrestler of tho Nine teenth Ward of New York is a handsome girl of 21. The pilgrim fathers wore tho original "carpet-bsiggcrs" in this country, says a New Orleans paper. l'.iciiT fish-hooks of a French pattern ' were recently taken from the stomach of a codfish at Boston. The oldest physician in the world, a; Spaniard, died recently at Salamanca, aged 1U5. lie had practiced for eighty years. It is said that Napoleon is buying up all the war materials he can get, iu order to maintain" the peace of Europe, if ho has to go to war to do it. The other cloy thirteen head of cattle ' were killed by grazing in a corn-field at Melrose, Wisconsin, in which several smut ears had been left. There is invested in the iron business at Chicago J 15,000,000 of capital, cm-] ploying 15,000 workmen, and creatine:' an annual product of ?25,000,000. " I Was Shakespeare a lawyer? "Un doubtedly," says Wiiforth ; "does he not speak of man 'dressed up in a little brief authority" Fully two thousand "dead-heads" helped to give Anna Dickinson a large audience, in New York, the other even ing. Josh Billings says he has "seen some awful bad tlirotc diseases completely cured in 3 days by simply jining a temperance society." Getting drunk once a week has been i decided to be "habitual intoxication," in Chicago. What, then, aslrs a cotcmpo rary, is getting drunk every day? Between ninety and one hundred thou-! sand dollais' worth of fractional currency ! is daily printed at the Treasury Depart-' uicnt. ? Along the Amazon river, in South; America, the most productive country in the world, the towns are supplied with meat, flour t,"iid dried fruits from North America and Europe. About a Uoirn rabbits were let loose in Harton Park, belonging ton gentleman iu South Australia, some few years ago, ami recently, in one year, fifteen thous and rabbits were killed on the estate. Is Japan, paper is used in the manu facture of faus, lanterns, umbrellas, pocket-books, cloaks and even windows. The paper string that w-? introduced into this country during the late war lias been iu use in Japan for centuries. Is celebrating Franklin's birthday, the printers at liiifiulo, had "a good time," aud among others the following toast was drank: "Printers' Wives?May they al ways have plenty of ?MAM. cats for the heads of their little vriyinnl urlictci." San Antonio is the paradise of carpet bagger*. The Herald says that when a carpet-bagger is freshly iniportod into the city. Mayor Tbiilepape at on CO puts him on the police until he can get souiethiug else to do. TlIC match game of billiards between Kurti'lphc and Carnic, for ? 1.000, was played at Chicago on \\ cdncsday night. The game resulted iu favor of l'udolphe. who scored 500, and Carinc 395. Oliver Dvrn is authority for the as sertion that -01),000 people below Twen tieth street, in New York, live iu cellars, lie has obtained the actual figures of the liquor shops?5248. There are 1678 billiard saloons in the city, and 40,000 destitute and orphan children. A Paris fashion-writer tells of a new kind of licad-drcss; a garland of flowers so contrived that, as the heat of the daucing room increases, the petals gradu ally open and fiually tall iu the hair, dis closing a diamond or ruSy heart-in each. Thus the crushed flowers after a dance will be replaced before the close of the ! ball by a second head-dress. Tns Commissioner of Pensions reports i that 9,325 invalid pensions were admit ted during* the last year, the aggregate amount of which was $628,227,70. The average rato of these pensions was $67, 37J. The number of applications by widows and orphans of soldiers was 19, 242, and their aggregjito amount J 1,910,-, 202,70. The whole number of invalid pensioners on the rolls, up to last Juno, I was 74,782, mid the aggregate amount i paid tbcuig6,828,025 25. Political Chit-Chat. It is said that B^ownlow has not wash ed his feet for forty years. No wonder they call him Skunk Brown low. Politicians from Now York say Sena tor Morgan is sure of re-election from that State his winter, by the Legislature. The Supreme Court of Missouri has de cided that shares of national banks are taxable like other moneyed corporations. Evrntv abolition scallawag defeated for Congress, by the people, in the late elec i tioa, proposes to "contest," in order to get mileage and a few days' stealings. He is a poor soldier who deserts his co lors on account of defeat. He is a cow ard who abandons his political principles on account of a political reverse. A Connecticut paper asks if it ought not to "give God the glory" for the elec tion. To which a cotemporary responds: | "No no?give the Devil his due." It is said that Hon. John Slidell will endeavor to regaiu his confiscated proper ty in New Orleans by an appeal to the Courts there. The flag of the expedition for obtaining money under false pretences, known as the Cuban expedition, is of red and blue bars, with a lone star on a white corncr ground. Mb. Phillips is out in an arliclfi in his paper, demanding universal suffrage, without regard to sex, race or color, and the immediate redustiou of the intereit on the debt. It is said that at the next session of Congress one million of dollars will be applied to the removal of obstructions from Hell Gate. Congress will doubtless do this to facilitate its owu descent. The troolv toil Horace Maynard, of Tennessee, is recommended by the Browrilow dynasty as .1 fitting person for the position of Postmaster General in Grants'* cabinet. Mn. Belmont, the chairman of the Na tional Democratic Committee, spent elec tion day in Newport, II. I., not even casting hi? vote for Seymour and Blair. Such Democrats were the cause of Grant's election. The comic papers in Buenos Ayros contain caricatures of the h ading charac ters in the Washburnc affair, iucluding our Minister himself, who is represented as running oil' with his umbrella and car pet-bag, in a state ot great alarm. Prentice says: "Let the Democrats say what they please about the destruc tion of freedom of speech in the South ; a man can speak just as freely there as he can in any part of the world?if he is a negro. And what right have folks to be white ?" One of the New York pipers says that war is a great civilizcr. The late war may have civilized some of the blacks, but it made barbarians out of the Repub lican party, and has disfranchised gentle men and statesmen, and put thieves aud all kinds of swindlers in office. A radical newspaper says of the Trea sury Department at Washington : "ltot ten clerks, crafty advocates, gold gam blers, followers of mammon of all sorts are esconscd there. Nearly all were ap pointed under a previous administration, and Congress will not permit the Presi dent to remove them." Tue laboring men of the United States have paid as interest oti tho bouded debt of the United States, during the last year1 the small sum of one bundled and thirty million eight hundred aud ninety-four thousand nine hundred and ten dollars and furty-one cents. So says the United States Treasurer's annual report. Bene ficent government ! It appears from Beast Puller's card to the Tribune, that he beat Horace Greeley, Henry Ward Bcecher. Charley Wooley. Sam Ward, the Christian Congregation alism the Springfield Republican, liie Church, General Kilpatrick, the La Crosse Democrat aud the Devil. The man who triumphs over such a combina tion as this, says an exchange, is no spooney. ? Hbnnicutt has just discovered that the Freedmcn's Bureau is a nuisance that should be promptly abated. .In a late speech at Norfolk, Virginia, this man re marked : "He hoped to God the Freed mcn's Bureau will be abolished soon. It has accomplished nil its merciful work for which it was created, and now has degen erated into a political curse?the most powerful engine of political trickery that has been known to the world since God made Adam." After charging President Johnson with about all the sins enumerated in the decalogue for the past three years, the Now York Tribune has now come out in his defence in one important particular. "Venality," it says, "is not among his faults. We knew him iu Congress,where men arc pretty accurately weighed and measured; be has since filled nearly eve ry important station, made many bitter enemies, aud waged deadly war against men abler and stronger than himself; yet he has never been charged with filling bis own pockets at the public cost." The Attorney General of Missouri on Friday commenced suit in the Circuit Court of St Louis against General John B.Gray, for jj!97,00t|, being the amount deducted by him for ?0,000,01)0 paid by the United States to that State, as com mission allowed by Guvcrnor Fletcher to : him for services in receiving tho money and bringing it to Missouri. Attorney General Wingatc was defeated by Gover nor Fletcher ami tho Missouri Democrat in Congressional aspirations, and Tiring* tikis case to show up the frauds and pec ulations of his late associates. Hom9 Reading. Italy gets two and a half millions a year .from lotteries. Tub use of grape-shot is prohibited in the British army. Tub window glass of a Broadway dry goods storo cost.$8i)1000. Boston claims to have woven the first flannel in America, uiuety years ago. A "?100,000 fee" has lately been given to a New York lawyer in an impor tant ease. A New Yorker stepped on a dog's tail, was bitten by the auiiual, and had the oivner fined ?40 for the bite. ? Is the ca.iton of Oberwald, Switzer land. there is a law prohibing persons under 18 from-smoking. <5ay old Brighaui Young is now the one-seventy-fifth part of a widower. lie has just lost one of his wives. A Boston wiipw lady, it out to change her name, inteiulsto dress on the auspi cious occasion iu a "lavender silk, at ?14 a yard." Our readers will remember the Fulton Ferry disaster, in New York. The jury returned a verdict of no one to blame. Is Augusta, Ga., they have a "milk police," who Ueeo a close watch on the pumps. Latest fashion decrees that wedding cards be issued three weeks before the event transpires. The great American ass, George Fran cis Train, complains that Irishmen didn't vote as he advised theiu. The citizens of Canton, Mississippi, arc devising means to enconr.ige immi gration to that section of the State. Omaha has a street railway, and is as proud as if it were the first one laid down in Amcrica. Russia is getting a large amount of, breech-loading arms manufactured in the United States. The census of 1870, it is said, will j show the populatiou of the United States to be 4:2,000,01)0. A ?10,000 diamond necklace appeared i among the bridal presents at a New York wedding. Only tbirty-fivo cadidates arc out for the common ouncil in a single ward iu Boston. Four are to be chosen. They have a "Saturday liquor law" in Canada, rc<]u:ring ull taverns to close from seven o'clock on Saturday night to. eight o'clock on Monday morning. Tiie manufacture of sugar and mobs ses from the ribbon, or Louisiana cane, is largely on the increase iu northeastern Texas. It id stated tliat during the last year tho < births in Ireland have exceeded the t | deaths and emigration, fur the first time 1 in 20 years. In a late Maine marriage the bride- ? groom was eighty-live and the bride' j eighty. They are looking forward eagerly to their golden wedding. Tim Illinois State Hoard of Education advises the pronunciation of tho name of that State in the old-fashioned way, without sounding the final letter. Is Poughkeepsio a man sold his vote for a barrel of flour, and was himself dou bly sold, when, on opening thebarrcl, he i found it tilled with sawdust and sand. A zrcat number of Jesuits, recently exiled in Spain, have taken up their abode in Brussels and Prague, where their order owns large establishments. An beg dealer in Worthington, Ohio, j soils bis hen-fruit neeordinz to the size, lie has a board with three holes in it, by which he grades the eggs. As' entire Cleveland fjur.ilv, cxceptthe father, have been sent to the lunatic asy lum. The father is remarkably healthy and vigorous, both in mind au.l body. The London streets, placed in a single j straight line, would reach as far as from Liverpool to Now York. It takes 3G0, | 000 street lamps to illuminate the city at night. Paws is crowded with strangers, among whom the American young ladies attract great attention. They are said to be the handsomest who promenade tho Champs Klysees. A Washington couple, wishing to I convey the dead body of their child to Baltimore, evaded the expres? charges,by dressing it in Its usual clothing, and ta i king it between them on the cars. A married ladv in St. Louis is prepar ing a formal application for the'ofliec of postmaster?or postmistress of that city.' \ petition in her favor is receiving many | signatures. A gay willow of lloboken wss surpris ed the other evening, in the act of com mitting a private marriage, by a number 1 of fri md? who arrived for tho purpose of i inflicting a "surprise party." An internal water tumor, it was found, had formed on the brcjst. of Mrs. Seeley, who died at Troy. New York, last Satur-1 day, weighing ona 'hundred and twenty pounds. It lind to bo renfoved before the dcccasod ormld be tinned. Somk ten miles (rest of Salt Lake City is a boiling sulphur spring. It gushes nut in great vo'nmes at the foot of a limestone rock, from an aperture as large as a hogshead, and a itream that would fill a tube a foot squire. The water is i very strong. I' is boiling hot. and stroll-1 ing Mormons often cook eggs in it. Ladies' Column. A woman's tears sofkqji a" njjiu's heart ?her flatteries soften his heaJ. Whev a man is saddled*'1''11 bad wife there are sure to be stir-Ajis til the j family. %\ Miss Jov says she is glad she "is not a ' 'tiling- of bcanty," for she would not like to be "a Joy forever." Tim object some wives have in blowing up their husbands is doubtless to have 1 them come down. There are 20.000 women in the city of New York who do literally nothing but dress, twaddle, cat and sleep. Ma. You NO objects to Mormons be ' coining engineers on the Pacific railway, because the accidents make too many widows. "Ideas," savs Voltaire, "aro like beards. Men only get them when they grow up, and womtu never bavo any." What a wretch! An Iowa girl recently killed a large lynx with a corn cutter, after it hud whipped two dogs. Wo knew a girl in Illinois who killed a black wolf under similar circumstances. The women of Vienna are going into extremes for their rights. They have projected a theatre, in which all the players and inusiciaus will be of their own sex. Men will only bo allowed in the theatre as payiug auditors and specta tors. The Empress Eugenie has a passion for yellow diamonds, owing to their su perior brilliancy under gaslight, and pur chases every large one she can End ; con sequently, off-colored diamonds are rap idly increasing in value, in Europe, for other ladies are following the empress'* cxomple. -Tewelcrs aro picking up aft the yellow stones they can fiud, and sell ing thorn at large advances. Tun Women's Rights Convention in Boston last Thursday adopted, a Consti tution and elected officers, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe being chosen president. Among the vice presidents aro William Lloyd Garrison, John G. Whittier, and others. Senator Wilson being called on, made a speech, in which he-said that af ter the negro suffrage question was set tled he should advocate the cause of The following story is going tie rouuds:?The evening after election, Governor Baker and wife, and Senator Hendricks and wife, occupied one of the balconies at the Bates House, at Indiana polis, awaiting the reading of the election returns. During the conversation, Mrs. Hendricks, making sure that her hu?band was the Governor elect, addressed " Old Honesty" as follows : "Governor Baker. I am going to sleep to-night with the Governor of Indiana." "Woll, said ??Old Honesty." "Mrs. Hendricks. 1 am sure I have no objections, provided Mrs. Baker is willing." A Boston editor descants -cpoa the falsity of the women of the period - not their fnithlessness in love affairs, but the false show they make iu their out ward appearance. ne says:?"Stuffed busts, skeleton skirts, wireworks, pyra mids of foreign hair, rubber tricks?alas, alas ! how do any of these items harmo nize in thought with the conception of the thoroughly natural, the graceful, the gentle and unassuming'woman that is se cretly every man's ideal, one who brings^ back to him the image of bis mother, of his sister, of her ho first learned to love. He is evidently experienced (iu womau s arts and artificcs. We find the following in a Pittsburg paper : We found it necessary the other day to comment upon the silly fashion our young ladies sometimes employ in writing their christian names. On that occasion our animadversions were addressed to ?oni,? members of the Female Tynograr i ical Uuion ; but to-day we arc startled bv tho same affection in a much more pre tentious sphero of society. A detailed report of a fashionable wedding, publish ed in the regular organ of the gay and gaudv world, tho Home Journal, conveys the information that a young geiilleinnn who bears the nible name of Lio nel has just been uuited in wedlock to a lovely maiden named Jenntc. and that among tho bridesmaids on the interesting occasion, three were named, respectively, Lcttie, Annie, and Gertie. The ladies were all dressed in the height of tho fashion, and some of the most popular Bcms from Offenbach's operas were r?r f,rmcd. The young ladies who tbiugiva to public notoriety the pet names cooler red on them while tlioy >et bloomed in the seclusion of the nursery, do not mean, of course, to be guilty of volgarily and impertinence, but they aro ; and we speak of their fault because it is so general, es pecially among ignorant aud thoughtless people. It is all very prO|>er for Liouel io address bis bride by the ?weet and af fectionate sppellation of Jcnuie, but that is a privilege of his situation to which'liu gi ncral public cannot he admitted \ itS out a branch of propriety: When tho namo of the young woman comes to bo printed on her visiting card, or in a newspaper, it should be done decorously and simply as Jane. So of tho brides maids ; their right names arc LetWa, Anno, and Gertrude, and it is nobody s business by what tender abbreviations .r expansions of those appellation* they way he called by their mothers or their future husbands. " Wo don't expect to reform this little pieoe of social silliness all at once, but by calling attention to it oci a jionally. wo hopo to enlist intelligent people in our Efforts, and thus gradual y bring about an era of good nnsejnd g-iod tsitc: