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0 !.()() I ! Year -A. IST EQUAL CHANCE A.3STX) FAIR. PLAY, Single Copies, ö Cent. VOL. II. INDIANAPOLIS, IND., SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1881. NO. 23. i i i i i i i i i i i i ir t i iivfi ffii i CLQSI Golden Opportunity! We will close out DRY GOODS, KID GLOYES, CLOAKS, Etc., Etc., at and Below Actual Cost! This is no humbug, and those who wish to purchase Dry Goods lower than they have ever been offered in this city would do well to avail themselves of this opportunity, as we will positively not buy another dollar's worth of goods. This stock must be sold. The best goods will go first, and those who come first will get the GREATEST BARGAINS. Store for Rent-Fixtures for Sale, aw. No. 2 W. Washington St., C O IR, IN" IE IR MEBIDIA 2ST. FOB THE Cheapest and Best LINE OP Watches, Diamonds; Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks and Tableware, CO TO CRAFT'S Jewel Palace, . 24 East Washington Street. PETER ROCKER, Dealer in all kinds of Grcceriss d Ccuntry Produce, FI.OUK AND FEED, 494 West North Street. Bowen, Stewart & Co DIALERS IK SCHOOL BOOKS, MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS, WRITING PAPERS, WRiPPM PAPERS SLATES, PENS, PESCHS, ItfS, FANGT PAPERS, Etc 18 W. Washington St XIXDIAN&POIXS, IXTD. JOHN KIDD, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, (NOTARY PUBLIC,) Roouis 23 aad 20 Thorpe Bloc. 87 E. Market Street INDIANAPOLIS, FBOFH1ETOB "The World's Collection Bureau." eollction a pcUltJ. Bntlow promptlj at fadd to iu all rt of ib Cnltod States. OUT! our eutire stock of B O WM CLOAKS, ULSTERS, DOLMANS, CIRCULARS, 400 to Select From. Every Garment Made Thia Season, AND Lower than Yesterday. PETTIS, IVERS & CO. m m m m IOÜBNEW OOVEBHOB. Governor Porter and Lieut. Gov. Ilanna were inaugurated according to programme at English's Opera House on last Monday afternoon. The spacious theater was crowded from top to bottom, many distin guished persons being present from different parts of the State. On the second pago of the Leader we print in full the Governor's inaugural ad dress. It was in every respect a model address. The Governor speaks plainly upon the issues of the day and this dis pleases the Bourbons. The fact is no honest statement of the questions at i&sao between the twoj parties BIG MAR K IIIDIHIIPDUS WDM. can bo made that will not offend them. Wo call especial attention to the section of the message on the Rights of Citizenship. Fitly indeed did a colored man remark on leaving the Opera House, '-The colored people can never go back ou Porter" after that speech. In speaking of the South' denial of the franchiro to the Negro the Governor ntntes briefly but ably and forcibly the Southern question. For two hundred year. a daft of citizens now invested with this just constitutional prerogative produced bread which they were "not allowed to eat. The fruits of their hard und painful toil went to others, and not to themselves. Tho. e who took it, let us charitably suppose, did not believe they did wrong; those who were too weak not to suffer it, did not revolt, but tore the wrong with humble patience. A war came, which, they believed, wa3 being fought under the Provinence of God, to ftt them free. They were willing, if need be, to figbt in the open field, and to die for that eaue, but thej would not be aHssin or incendiaries, and they took care of dfeniele! weinen and children, when tho-e who were their natur al protectors were fighting against the cause which they loved, and for which, ii battle, they were ready to oiler, if need weie, their blood Their right now to vote is guaran teed bv the ronstitution, and U a? complete as thH right of tho-e who formerly held rule over them. If. in education, or whatever else ii desirable, they do not come up to the standard of thosy who once ruled them, it is nut their fault. The fault is with those who now strive to deprive them of this ineitiuiM- ble truncate. There can be no fraternal peae oUng a thU riht U willfully withheld. The Hon. Geo. V. Williams, who rocently visited New Mexico and ex posed tho swindling scheme of some New York sharpers to colonize col ored people on a barren tract of land, in that territory, delivered a lecture in Cincinnati on Monday evening last, in which ho takes strong ground in favor of the location ol a colored colony on some of the fertile tracts which abound in that territory. Mr. William's address is able, in teresting and suggestive, and we re- ret that owing to the crowded condi tion of our columns this -week, we are unable to lay it beiore our read ers. Wo shall givo it attention in our next hhuo. ntor Rrnre for ill Cabinet. 8pcUl to tho IndUtiMpolii Journal. Washington. January 13. Senator Bruce, of Mississippi, havingbeen suggested a a possible member of General Garfield's cabinet, your correspondent started out to day to feel the pulse of the Mississippi dele gation, with the following result: Senator Lamar says: "I believe that the selection of Senator Bruce for a cabinet position would give as much satisfaction to the Southern people as the selection of any white Repub lican in the Southern States. Mr. Bruce' conduct in the Senate has been such as not to alier ate himself from the Southern people. He has not joined in the abusive warfare nnrtn Via SJnllth whirh TttftSV of hU lleDubli- can colleagues in the Senate chamber have constantly pursued. He is an intelligent man. and the best representative of his race in public life." .... . Mr. Chalmers says: "senator nruee in ttiA eVinet would be as satisfactory to the people of Mississippi as tho selection of any Southern wnue Jtepuoucan ior eucu an honor that I know. Mr. Bruce resides in my District. He is a straightforwajd man. lie secured his election to the Senate in the opposition to the efforts of carpet- baggers to Cnuntv. he nerformed his duties in a thor oughly non-partisan manner. H has repre sented the State in the Senate, instead of a political faction, and ha3 invariably shown a disposition to be of assistance to Demo crats as woll as Republicans, when he could do so without going directly against his party." Mr. Money pays: -naoesni maKe any difference to the Southern people what Southern Republican is put in the cabinet. Senator Bruce wouia satisiy ido Douinern rtomnrruta na well as mir one. He has shown more consideration for his political . . 4 A 1 . t opponents than a majority oi toe Doumern T?miK1irur.c At v relations with him are pleasant, and I have always found him will in g to do anything ior us mat ne couia ao without ä vine in the face of hia natural party affiliations," Mr. Muldrow says: Mi naa ratner see Me. Bruce in the cabinet than auy other Southern Republican I have heard named. He is the best Representative of the colored race that 1 know, and hi political actios in Yi ahincton has been such as to raise him grettly in the 63 imation of Southern Demo crat B. Representative Singleton says: "Senator Bruce evidences good administrative talents in the manner in which he manages and advance the interests, of the Mississirnji iwnnlA nnd hü wA do not exnect the aonoint inent of a Southern. DtmHrat ton cabinet office under the coming administration, I 1-n.ivL- i.f nn RpnubHc&n who would treat the South better than Senator Bruce. He would make an excellent Secretary of the Interior or i'Oflfnaster-general. The Poet of To-Day. AthtDH UDI. To say the truth, the poet is not quite ao various as other people. The fine egotism of the poet, which impels him to express his emotions in song, naturally deafens his ears for the most part of those deeper harmon ies, musical as is Apollo's lute," to which the ears of the philosopher are attuned, and blinds his eyes to the wonderful drama harlequinade and tragedy in which the mere man of the world plays with such gusto his part. But then we'used to set this right, we used to starve our poets once and force them to hold horses at the theater door. We coddle them now. Tb poet's intercourse with the world is through art and through books. His experience of men is second-hand. No man is so little able "to put himself in another's place." And this proves especially awkward for him when he comes to write dramas CINCINNATI DEPARTMENT. Hck' Uarrangue. BRUCE AND TUE CABINET. Whether President elect Garfield will re ward the time-tried allegiance of the colored people of the Republican party by givirjg Senator Bruce a Cabinet folio, is a topic which is receiving considerable notice in high political circles and by the press. To be, and not tobj,that is a question; whether 'tit Lobler 4for the colored people to be satis fled with the foreign missions, clerkshipe and jtnuortbips, rather than to aspire to a Cabinet position? Lo! and btihold, it is faid that Garheld thinks well of this idea of Bruce in the Cabinet, but also "thinks there is pu nty time lor reflection. e find the lil-eral-minded and gifted Halstead, with his great Commercial on the right side, as usual, and frtrongly ad vocating Bruce. The Com mercial sajs: "It is rrported that General Garfield says he thinks favorable of the ap pointment of Senator Bruce to be a Cabinet oflieer. V by shouldn't he? Bruce is an honest and able man, very gentlemanly and faithful to all obligations. There is no other Sontbern man whose claims aad qualiflca. lions are comparable with his.' As an illustration of Bruce's hiirh stand ing, it is seated that the greater portion of in dwjwisuppi ueiegation to congress pre fer Bruce to any white Republican from that State. TIih Cincinnati Enquirer grows fun ny, jet like Satan, is always on the wrong sid. Speaking of Bru.ie and the Cabinet, be Enquirer say: It is announced that Garfield will cndVavor to fearlessly reward all the3ourees that contributed to his nomi nation and election and all the great forces in hi. party. Blaine must be rewarded. Conkhng must be recognized. Cameron must be considered. Logan must be con sulted. But what did either of tbete dis tinguished men do, compared with the Ne gro, to perpetuate the power of the Rf pub lican ptrty? Blaine's State wi.s lost in Sep tember; but the ubiquitous Negro carried Indiana and Ohio in October. The Negro casts, perhaps, three-quirters of a million voles, and Garfield's alleged popular major ity in the United States was only 3,000 votes. Look at this obligation! Ingrati tude, thy name i3 Garfield, if Bruce is not rti'id'e a member of the Garfield Cabi net. The South should be represented in Gar field'? Cabinet. T hi is confessed by nearly all Republicans The South should be rep resent d by a Republican, if at all. This is univer-ully admitted by Republicans. But nearlj all the Republicans of the South are blacker than Bruce; and so. if Bruce is not a representative Southern Republican, it is bcau&; there is some admixture of pale error in his complexion, and a more pronounced bruu than Blaneb" Bruc ehould b placed in the Cabinet. We have not even tom-hed the sentimen tal side of this question. We haven't said a word aoout the "down-trodden race" and equal rights." We havent quoted a word from Surnner, or Garrison, or Phillips, or Ciarheld, or Cf lddings, or ilen Wade. Ya haven't repeated the sigh of Mr. Hayes for the poor black men when he heard that Til den was elected four years ago. But Gar field s heart will throb responsive to all of these things, and he will put Bruce in his Cabinet if he has time. A GRAND MUSICAL TETK. The announcement hs been made that the young ladies and gentlemen's Singing Circle will render in full costume the Can tata of Daniel, at Melodeon Hall, January 21. The bills contain the names of about eighty-five ladies and gentlemen who have kindly proffered their services in performing: this cantata for the benefit of the colored Orphan Asylum. The officers of this circle are as follows: Mrs. Kate. I. Kasten, Pres., .airs. tf. Ii. Jackson, irea., Mr. V. J. rergu- sod, Director, Mr. T. W. Johnson, Ass't Di rector, Messrs. Lewis and Quarls orgauists, Mr. 1. J. Monne stage manager. lne hxecutive Uommittfte of which Mr. Tom Johnson is chairman, has offered three prizes, - $5.00 $'J hO, and $1.00 in gold to those persons bringing in the greatest amount from sale of tickets. The cast of characters for this cantata consists MUs Uattie IIolnK'b, Queen; Mr. John Lewis, Azariah; Wm. l'arkham, Daniel; Mr. Phillip Ferguson, King; Mr. Tom W. Johnson, Herald. This circle has given much time to prac ticing and the varioustrios, quartettes, duets and feolo are verv beautiful and will be finely rendered. The choruses will be sustuined bv about seventy of the best voices from Gaines High school and alnut Hills school and it we can judge by the rehersal we recently heard, their choruses will be sweetly, even ly and superbly rendered The price of ad- mudon is Xk for adults, children hair price- The Colored Orphan Asylum has been very unfortunate this winter, and it is to hopd that the colored people will turn out to thu crand musical fete and in tbat way help the Asylum and gladden the hearts of tbe little orphans with warm fires and bodily comfort Komemper January Ulst,at Melodeon nail, corner of Fourth and Walnut streets. SOCIETY TLEASURKB. Whereas the winter and its holiday sea son comes on, all classed of society rush into clubs and circles. The holidays are over and in . Cincinnati several new clubs were disclosed by a grand party or ball which they gave. The "Maids nnd Matrons" sur- Erised the boys with a grand Leap year all and the Occidental made & grand dis play with their holiday party. Next came the Unity Clublwinch gave its first hop, for .no. j i . vi :..-. uii löoi in magmnueni uiyie at uclmjii unn, The music dv l rof. Kinney's orcnestra was simply immense and as Pelham would say. Prof. Kinney took the "cookie." The sup per which was served by Keppler was ele gant and consisted of so many entries that we have not space to mention them. Tbe tMisrcs Susie Johnson, Lean n a C. Young,' Florence Berry, of Harrison, O., Haltie Flowers, Florentine Jackson, Hattie Todd. Blanche Liverpool. Consuelo Clark, Clara Grandstaff, Mrs. Nelson Russell, Mrs. W. S. Berry. Mm. John Lewis, Mrs. hdwin Hawkins and Mrs. Mamie D. Shelton, were among the Indies present, and were superbly and elegantly dressed. The dancing was kept up until 6 in the morning, and the Unity llop adjourned until after the next Leap-year party (?) THE ANCHOR CLUB. Last, but not least, comes the grand party given bv the Anchor Club last evening, at the residence of Miss Fannie Cole, on Mound street. Thia Club consists of twenty or more gentlemen, who have as their officors: Presjdent, Horace Olds; Secretary, Foun tiinfLewi8, Jr.; Treasurer, Charles H. Blackburn; Ex. Committee, Wm. Mayo, Chairman; John O'Baunum and Joe Mille-; jSdessrs. Bryant, Owens, F. Stith. Frank Abney, George Yates, James Fielding, C. W. Reynolds Smith, Joe Taylor, Alfred Tiraer, Jim Taylor, Willoughby Young and Andrew .Lewis, aw members of the Anchor Club The elegant invitations I MOSSLBR BROS., NEW YORK ONE-PRICE CLOTHING East Washington Street. issued by this Club called their guests to Mrs. Cole's residence, on Mound street, last evening, wherewith games, conversations, declamations, select readings and songs, a most pleasant evering was had. The sup. per s rved Dy Lloyd Johnson, the popular Main street . caterer, was superbly elegant, and" all that could be, de sired. A programme of exercises had l e n prepared for the evening's enjoy ment, which Mr. Horace Olds started with a very entertaining ''opening address." Misses Suaie Johnson, Cora Watson and Minnie Moore rendered songs and declama tions. Fountain Lewi, m. Mayo, Chas. Blackburn and other members did much toward enhancing the pieaeures of the guest. The following ladies were present: Misses Minnie Moore, Mary Fergus n, Linnn Saunders, Hattie Flowers, Seppia Barnt. Blanche Liverpool. Lelia Adams. Hattie Todd, Jennie Told, E. Smith, Sarah Felton. Maria Clark. Flora Peterson, Flor ence Berry, of Harrison, ().; Susie Johnson, Cora V atson and Lizzie uryani. MARRIED On N'ew Year's Eve, at the Harrison Street Christian Church, by Elder B. King, Mrs. Ivy A. DeHart to Mr. Isaac Campbell, both of Cincinnati. On the evening of the 6th of January, at the residence of the bride's parents, on John street, by Eldar B. King, Miss Lillie John sen to Mr. Alfred Quareles, both of Cincin nati. DEATH!. M.ir.dMV evening at 8 o'clock Mr. Jame Bucknyr died at his rebidence on Burr street. Mr. Buckner was born in Natchez, Mise,, in 183' and came to thia city when he was twehe years ot age. He has been a respected and worthy citizen oi tne city ior many vears, and his sudden death is mourped by all." Mr. f ihinaftl Keith, of Pearson St., was called out West to Lawrence, Kansas by tho death of one of his sons. We regret to ktate that the genial Mr. Al fred Turner has been lying at the point of death during the past week. His many friends wish him a change for the better and a 6 peed y recovery. Mr. Alfred Johnson, of the Hotel Emery. was presented last Tuesday with a hand some lamp-stand and lamp by the employees under him. Mr. Johnson is very eazer to please tho guests, and from this we can sen he is much admired by his assist ants. The Ohio Falls Express and Bulletin hail from Louisville.but the Leader reigns (nJ.ns) in Cincinnati and everywhere. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS. Messrs. G. W. Braxdell, of Talledeea, Ala.; G. W. Washington, of Montgomery, Ala.; S. P. Watkins, of Courtland, Ala.; J. F. Thomppon, of Athens, Ala., and 11. U. Brvon of atumka, Ala ; en route to Men tor. O. to visit Fretsideut elect Garfield, as delegates from the State, were the guests last Sunday and Monday of Mr. Lloyd Johnson. The dispatch of the 12th announced this visit to Garfield and this delegation were commended them to avoid raising the color question and not to separate themselves as a class from the mass citizens. He told them also, that the education of their children was thn foremost duty or tne American peo ple. A COLORED AUTHOB AND A.CTOB Wc have received from a promi nent gentleman in Cincinnati the fol lowing synopsis of a play written by a colored author and put upon the stare with the author in the leading part, together with a brief biography of the author, Mr. Powhatan Beaty, of Cincinnati: The advent of colored men upon the stage has opened a new field of opportunity to them, and we are glad to find them reach ing out for the profitable distinction which aesured success must give. Lieutenant Powhatan Beaty, of Cincin nati, has written and copyrighted a. drama entitled DELMAR, OR SCENES IN MOUTH LAND, and after careful rehearsal produced it pri vately for the criticism of a few select friends. Fortunately the very talent necessary for a successful rendition was available at home, and it was produced in a manner to arouse tbe emotion and retain the attention of his audience without the adjuncts of cenic ef. fects and properties. Tbe cast of characters is as follows: Old Delmar, a rich planter Powhatan ueaty. Young Delmar, his son Samuel McCoy. Stone, a Negro trader "Wm. H. Jonen. Dan, Del mar's faithful slave--John Bender son. Arthur, a slave, betrothed to Julia P. Deloud, a Boston Philanthropist Carey ÖWUU Smart, a farmer Chauncev Kiiin. Julia, an octoroon Miss Ännie Henderson Mag. her sister Miss Lulu Henderson. Janet, niece to Arthur Little Jennie Bod ford. Capt. Lenox, a Federal officer Nick Mose. naie, a ponce omcer Ka. Keese. Slaves, soldiers, etc The time of of action is the period of transition in tne condition of tbe American Negro from 1859 to 1865. Act T. onens in Kntnt- Vm r TVqI J J m V mar is about to leave homa tor th North and there is the usual singing and leave- taking among the slaves who wish well to the vounir master who has promised to brine ' t g o each of them something back when he re turns. Tbe master of Arthur becoming Involved Wby you can do better at our store then e)sewhere. BKCAÜSE, Webuyandsellmore goods then any other house in the state. BECAUSE, Wr manufacture our go.ds mostly BECAUSE, Weareestoblishedibr SO years and have the confi- dei ee or our customers. BECAUSE, Our clerlis will treat you in gentlemanly manner. is obliged to sell his slaves. Stone, the trader, purchases him for his Mississippi plantation, hoping thereby to more readily accomplish his design of making Julia his mistress. Young Delmar coming home is killed in a railroad smash-up just in sight of home. The act closes with a tableau ot young Del mar's ascension. Act 1 1, discloses a view of MUsiesippi steamer. The deck hands and slaves enjoy a game of ''craps." a species of dice throw ing peculiar to New Orleans Negroes, suffi ciently full of humor to bring down the house. Old Delmar and his houeehold take pas cage for bis Mbsietippi plantation, where he' hopes to improve his broken constitu tion. The steamboat backs into the stream with the hands - singing a farewell song. "Say, brothers will you meet me." The boat takes fire at midnight. Delmar and his slav t a get safe to shore, are taken la. and sheltered oy Mr. Smart whom young Delman, It transpires, had saved from finan cial ruin some time pre vie us. Act III. Delmar bcxming feeble and apprehensive gives a paper to Dan. the faith ful slave, freeing all and dividing the estate among them; also special directions to Julia whom he had educated, is to his wishes, after he is gone. Stone, the villain of the play, attempted to murder and : rob the rich old man in Smarts house but is foiled by Dan. Delmar arrive safe at his plantation, a beautiful Magnolia grove, where the Mock ing bird sang with an inviseible chorus af lords opportunity for fine effect. The war breaks out. Sumpter is fired on The negroes hupe for freedom. Delmar pre- SaringtUem for ihe prospective change has ulia to open & school. Stone in Confeder ate uniform enters and forbids tbe teaching of slaves to read. Act IV. Union troops visit the planta tion. A gunboat is seen in the distance. The slaves are summoned to the house by the diuner horn ana the Proclamation of Emancipation is read to them. Delmar entere aud welcomes them with a Union flag he has preserved through the war. Scouts report the rebel soldiery in the neighborhood) The troops withdraw and a battle occurs behind the scene. Julia mounts an eleva tion and describes the light as did Rebecea to Ivinhoe. The Federal troops are victor ous, Stone is brought in mortar ly wounded. Delmar is seized with a fit of coughing Lo the excitement and lies on the stage. Arthur desperately wounded in the bead by patrullers while trying to reach the Del mar plantation becomes a raving maniac. The Delmar homestead is made a honpitital by order of the commanding general, and the slaves are transported North. Dan. en- sts m a-coiort regiment and goes to Texas. Act V.' Delmar's slaves fall into the hands of a Boston Phüauthrupist Judge De londe, who provide for them from his own means and teaches them to read. Janet a precious child avoided coming North with the others to remain near her uncle Arthur. Afterwards while singing in in the streets of Boston for the scant means which provides bread for hertetf and Arthur she stumbles, as it were, upon her frieods. Judge Delonde becomes financially involved. Dao returns from the war with the will of old Delmar which places all bis former slave in comfort able circumstances. They consult and deliberate together and with the impulsive gratitude and generosity of their race'prwent the whole estate to Judge Delonde, He declines to take more than a small amount of it and that as a loan. ;t Under careful treatment Arthur recovers his reasson and the usual happy dmou ment takes place ending the drama bv h.s marriage to Julia, The play seems full of fine acenic effect and dramatic situations that thoroughly arouse the emotione, i The period of American history has been well selected by the author to illustrate the transition of our people from slavery to citi zenship. The iatroduction of many beauti ful nieiodie affords what will render it pop ular to amusement seekers, always on the qui vive for novelty and merit. We get the quaint, weired and peculiar son s, without the coarse rudeness of the "genuine Georgia Minstrels," coupled with a sentiment that arouses intense emotion in the listener. Given a chance with good management we have no doubt of its artistic and finan cial succees. . A brief skstch of the author may not be out of place in this connection. Mr. Beaty wa3 born near Richmond, Vir ginia, and bronghtto Cincinnati, in 1849. He wa educated here where he also learned tbe trade of a cabinet-maker after an ap prenticeship of four years to Henry Bayd, a colored man who at that time was pro prietor ol the most extensive furniture fac tory in the West. Nearly ten years later, in 1858, he made his first declamation before an audience under the supervision of Prof. Peter H. Clark. Afterwards following up the talent he possessed in that line he attended the lectures of Jaa. K. Murdock and was eubse quently trained by Profs Kidd and Ey tinge. In 1863, he enlisted and was one ot the first twelve colored men who reported to Gov. Todd of Ohio, for duty. He was ap pointed first Sergeant of Co. G. 5th. U. S., C T. and Ms'urned to duty as Postmaster of Camp Delaware. The regiment was ordered to the front and was one of, those which distinguished itself in what ever duty it was assigned. Composed largely of Cincinnati's brave boys they went5 into tattle with datermination. nerve and will to dare and do the great things Cincinnati expected from her sons. 'Some came hick with their shields, many more that could be illy spared, on them." Sergeant, Beaty distinguished himselt at JCew. Jlaiket Heights lor which he received XZJ SEE -THE- WONDERFUL COLLECTION Holiday Goods -AT L. S. AYRES & CO'S. Kioto Lacquer and Kaga Ware. Kioto Tete-a-Tete Sets, $1. Teapots, Mugs, Jars, Creamers, Vases, etc., all in this ware. K. Yayes Jap. Goods, direct from Japan : Boxes, Trays, Brackets, Cabi nets, etc. Big lot, choice 25 cents, Vienna Leather Goods-Pocketbooks, Card and Cigar Cases, Satchels, and a great variety of Fancy Leather Goods, painted and embroidered. Fine Albums, Toilet Cases, Gents' Traveling' Cases, Perfumery Sets, Opera Glasses, Work-Boxes, all in fine goods. Great Variety oT Swiss and Olive Wood Carvings. Fancy Baskets, Silk and Satin Wil low Boxes, Pin Cushions, and Orna mented Novelties of all kinds. These goods were all purchased at very low prices, and must be sold be fore Christmas. LS. AYRES & CO. one of the five medals ordered to be etruck by General Butler. At Fair Oaka he was complimented on the field and subsequently in general orders to the Army ot the Poto mac. Congress afterwards voted him a mecal to be struck at the Philadelphia mint, which entitles him to the privilege of ad mission to the floor, only strong privileges embodied into law prevents bis promotion to the rank of a commisHoned officer, though twice recommended for it by Col. Shurtlief. He passed through tbirtfn bat tles including Fort Fisher, Deep Bottom Petcrsburgh, Richmond, and "Wilmington, any number of skirmishes and de;p rate assaults without receiving a wound and was mustered out with the brevet rank of a lieut enant. Returning home to bis family be has labored ever since at his trade and de voted his spare time to tbe fctudy of the stage, with public readings and "declama tions for charitable benefit?. He has a decidedly high reputation among those who have heard him and the versa tility of his talent is such, that be ran with equal ease and facility perform in an excel. lent manner, either of the two extreme characters he has created, Old Delmar and Arthur. 'fit Dlsroverer or Penny Postage. The Life of Sir Ku!and Scott. ''He said, and the tears came into his eyes as he spoke, tbat bo resolved in those early days to be like the characters in her t tories, and to do something for the world." I early saw," said Rowland, "the . terrible inconvenience of being poor. My mother used to talk to me more than to all the others together of our difficulties, ad they were very grievous. She used to brut into tears as she talked about them. One day she told me that she had not a shilling in the house, and she was afraid lest the pott roan might bring a letter while she had no monoy to pay the postage.'' "If, when residing at Birmingham, we received a let ter from London, the lowest charge was 9d.F while the slightest inclosare raised it to 2t. 3d., though the whole missive ight not weigh a quarter of an ounce. In tbe year 1823. taking a holiday excursion through the Lake District to Scotland, and wUhicgto keep my family informed as to my move ments and my 'health (then in a depressed state), I carried with me a number of old newspapers, and in franking these, accord ing to the useless form then required, while I left the postmark with its date to show the ilace, I indicated my state of health by se eding names according to previous ar rangement, the more liberal members being taken to indicate that I was better, while Tories were to show that I was falling back; "Sir Thomas Burdett" was to imply vigorous health, while probably 'Lord Eldon' would almost have brought one of ray brothers alter me in anxiety and alarm. It was on the Burlington railroad train, and politics had given way to theology, and the young man with a turban hat had the floor, and was denouncing the old-fashioned idea of hell "I tell you," he cried, man was never intended for such a fiend ish punishment. God never made me for kindling vrood." Eeckon not," said the old pftrWn, hack near the stove, "too green,"