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fricnde left, until the over-fond mother and Ma
bel we re left alone with tba injured man, very
much to their satisfaction; for, unscrupulous as
the girl was, the presence of the others had
somewhat controlled her, and chocked the flow
of her pr.ssionate words. But when they were
gone, her attentions became more pointed, and
the day that had been so n< a-ly fatal appoared
to be destined to close in bliss for one heart, at
least. The managing mother saw this most clear
ly, and, s ith a playful excuse, left them together,
and they dared even to talk of love when such a
feeling entered not, in the remotest manner, into
their dreams of married life.
Still the fair girl sat and toyed with his curls ;
still whispered words of fondness and affection;
still eat with hands clasped in his uninjured one.
At length, however, and before the linal word
had been spoken, he desired her to ring the bell.
She did so, and a servant appearing, was com
manded to bring his young master a clean hand
kerchief. It was brought, and Mabel took it and
began wiping his damp forehead. Damp ? Was
it from pain, or some other cause ? Pain, surely,
for v.liat other reason could he have had for such
a thing ?
“ Mabel,” he whispered.
“ Dear Gus.” And she bent down her beauti
ful head—beautiful in its wealth of shining hair,
to catch the whispered words.
“ Mabel, I have often dreamed of happiness
When thinking of married life.”
“Ah! yes. A home of one's own.”
“ But I have sometimee thought it might be'
delusion.”
“ How could it be, when the wife gave up all to
the one she loved
“In that case, all would bo well. But it is not
always so.”
“With true hearts it is."
“ Yes. Mabel, I should be proud of such a wife
as you. You are destined to shine in any com
pany. You have d.vine beauty. Nay, nay, you
need not turn away, for I speak not words of flat
tery—but t< uth. He who wins you, Mabel, may
well be proud—and Mabel, dear Mabel ”
He paused, looking up in her face as she bent
low over him, until her long, dark curls, became
in bis light ones, and softly pressed the handker
chief to I or eyrs, as if in modesty.
“Dear Mabel will you Hell and furies!
"Where did you get that handkerchief?” And
snatching it from her baud he sprang to his feet,
making the room ring with his curses.
Like a tree struck to the heart by the wood
man’s ax, Mabel Armstrong stood trembling, tot
tering, for a moment, and then with a“ loud
scream, fell fainting to the floor.
The mother enter d—servants came at the
cry. They saw him raving'madly up and down
—they saw her lying as if dead, upon the carpet.
.For a moment only his cursing ceased; and then
without a single Icok at the insensible girl, he
flung open the door and dashed up the stairs.
As he left, he had dropped the fatal handker
kief. The affrighted motuer picked it up, scarce
ly knowing what she did, and read upon it, beau
tifully embroidered within a wreath of forget-me
nots, the. to her, unmeaning name of “ JSrvtjya.”
[CHAPTER VI.
[DOCTOB STTULWETi’S PATIENTS AND I’ATIENCH.
Doctor Stillwell was one of the “ old school” of
physicians in one respect, at least, if not in any
other, for he believed it to be part of his duty to
ace his patients well taken care of, just as much
as he did to set broken bones or prescribe medi
cine, and in this particular it would be well for
the greater part of the “new schools” and
•• pathics” to follow his example. Acting upon
thus plan, he saw Harry Lawton carefully carried
to his distant boarding-house, up the stairs, and
placed upon the little bed in the little bedroom.
Then like one who had full power and authority,
he issued his orders, how the room was to be
kept, the patient tended, and all matters concern
ing nourishment.
“But I have no servant who has the time,”
plead the landlady,
- “By Jupiter! madam, I might have known
that/
“But, doctor,” interposed Lawton, “•! will get
along well enough without constant attention.”
“ You will, will you 1 Suppose you allow me to
be tho judge. But I haven’t time to argue the
case now; I don’t like lawyers much, anyhow,
they are almost as bad as doctors,” and he
bounced out of the room and do wn tho stairs,
leaving both landlady and patient completely lx>-
Wildered as to his intentions.
With his usual speed he reached the street,
and was just going to get into his gig and drive
off after a nurse, when he heard his name
called.
“ Great Jupiter Tonans 1 I can’t slop now_l
am in a hurry. Anybody dead or likely to be?
Any more legs broke ?’’
“ Doctor Stillwell, don’t you know me ?”
“ No, nor I don’t want to.”
“ But you told me to come to you if I got in
trouble ?”
“ Trouble ? I believe tho whole world is in
trouble, and all running after me—everymotb
er’s son of them I But who are you? What’s
your name ? Out with it, quick 1” ~
“ Yen woaldnot know it, but it i : i Hugh Grif
fith."
“ Never heard of it before in all my life. But
what do you want? Coma, coma, I am in a
hurry.”
“ 1 an. . that is, I was the polici man who—
' “Brought the woman and child into my house?
The devil you are! Is—was? You don’t mean
that you Lave been discharged ?”
“Yes, sir. It is so.”
“ The confounded fools! heathens! reprobates!
Did you te!l them anything about it ?”
“No; you told me not to, and I trusted that
you would—”
“ Yes, yes, I know my man, and you shall find
that you didn’t put your trust in a broken reed.
They discharged you, did they? The infernal
fools I But lam glad of it! Give them my
compliments-Dr. Alfred Stillwell’s compliment’s,
and tell them that they did me a great kindness.’
You needn't stare, man! I mean it, every word
of it. But what did you say your name was—
Hugo what?"
“ Hugh Griffiths, sir.”
“ Well, Hugh, I want you. Como with me.
Keep mum, you know, about the girl and baby
—the two babies. Come with me,” and he drag
ged him up the stairs without a word of explana
tion.
“ Here’s your nurse, you young, disabled fol
lower of old, autodiluviaiijforms and precedents!
Hold you; tongue now, until I get done! This
faithlul fell w will stay with you. Have you a
wife, Hugh? No? Only onio in prospect, ha?
Well, then you must lot the littlo lady take care
of herself for a time, for I want you to stay here.
Landlady, you will neo that tho two don’t
starve.”
“But, doctor, you knew I am but a poor lawyer,
and camrnt—”
“ Don't you trouble yourself about money mat
ters. By Jupiter lif you are but honest—th mg'a
that is a rara-avis in your profession, I’ll give
you a job that will fill your purse for many a day.
We know something, Hugo—”
“ Hugh, sir, if you please.”
“ Well, I please to call you anything that
comes handy, just as I do every one, and espe
cially Scipio. Jupiter Ammon! but that sable
cloud did a good job when he sent me off scamp
ering through the snow to-day. I owe him one
for that. But my Hugonot, yon are to stay hare
and take care of this young sprig of Blackstone,
There is no danger of his running away from
you just yet I When he gets well enough, we’ll
have a sort of a triangular consultation. Yes,
that will be just the thing. He can advise—you
can track —you know I promised to make a pri
vate detective of you—and I—well, I can furnish
the funds, if I can’t do anything else.”
“Suppose Hugh and I talk over the matter,
then, doctor—if'he knows about it—while I am
confined here,” suggested Lawton.
“No you don’t Mr. Law-ton—Law-yer, or
whatever your name is. You can’t rule me out
of court in this matter. And Hero, if you breathe
one word, I’ll discharge you. Como, come my
man of Jaw, just you keep quiet and get well as
fast as you can, and while you aro doing so, you
may dream that you aro going to have the pret
tiest woman for a patient. Jupiter! lam think
ing always of my lancet and pill boxes—client, I
mean, that ever flashed sunshine into any poor
devil’s heart. Isn’t that so, Hugo ?”
“ You know I only saw her when I ”
“Hush! Wo will let the cat out of tho meal
bag between us. And I must be off, too.”
“But, Doctor Stillwell, you do not intend to
Use me in this manner ?” asked Harry Lawton.
“ Don’t I. though I” And he rubbed his hands
and laughed heartily over the supposed excite
ment of his patient. For supposed only it was.
Tho pulses of Lawton were of that kind that
“temperately keep time and make the moat
healthful music,” and he only assumed impa
tience to humor the foible of the good old doc
tor.
“ But, doctor, do you think that would be
kind? Is ihat your usual manner of treating
patients? Arouse all their better feelings and
sympathies, and womanish curiosity,, and then
leave them without a word of information ?”
“Well. I don’t know,” replied the physician,
somewhat puzzled by his manner. “I don’t
know much of you, yet—don’t know whether I
can trust you, and ”
“ Don’t know much about it, yourself,” laugh
ingly suggested the ex-policeman.
“'That’s a fact, Hugo!” and he brought his
broad palm down upon the shoulder of the sneak
er with sufficient force to have dislocated a feeble
one. “Yes, Mr. Lawyer Lawton, your nurse
Hugonot , here, had mo then. But you ought to
bo very thankful to me, and would be, I feel con
fident, if you only knew from how sweet a face
and interesting a story I was forced to tear my
self, to come and attend you. So be grateful;
and as soon as possible we v< ill all take a hand in
and unearth the most diabolical, infernal rascal,
that ever twin— there I go, putting my foot in it,
as usual! Heigho! if it wasn’t for my good
Agues, I would wish I was young again, if only
to— Hugh, remember what I told you. Mr.
Lawyer, I will see you again in the course of the
day. Good-by, landlady," and he again disap
peared.
Biding quietly along in his gig, ho sat thinking
over the somewhat strange manner in which he
had acquired patients within the last twenty-four
hours, and the sweet faces that were waiting his
- coming at. home, to the utter neglect of all
others, it suddenly occurred to him that these
alone did not comprise his duties—that there
were others, also, who waited for his coming—
for his pleasant face, if not for his bitter pills
pewdtvs.
“By Ji piter!" he suddenly exclaimed, as he
laid his whip in au exceedingly unusual manner
over the back of his lazy, pampered horse, for
evert thing about his establishment exhibited,
signs of his liberal heart. “By Jupiter!" And
then, as the steed, sorely astonished, made as
much of an a’ tempt at a bound as his over fat
ness v. ould permit: “ Highty-tity I what kind of
a cap<r was that?" But tho animal resuming
his accustomed slow, heavy trot, he continued :
“Here am I, dreaming like a school-boy about
pretty faces, when I nave enough work to do to
kill an ox. Ever so many old women to dose
who I ave got nothing the matter with them, and
only need bread pills to keep them quiet, and
equally many young ones who are troubled with
nervous affections. Bah! if they only had to
work a little they would soon find their appe
tites, and be as well as I am. They would be
first-rate patients for a young practitioner, who,
if he didn’t go to trying experiments, could
change a little dough to gold. But it won’t do
for me to neglect them, and ”
But just then a man camo along leading a
mule, who suddenly gave utterance to its com
plaining in a most thundor-like manner, causing
the staid steed of the physician to forget his pro
priety and start aside. The motion brought the
wheel of the gig in contact with an ash-barrel,
and upsetting, slowly landed the occupant head
first in a snow-pile. ' For a moment he was com
paratively helpless, but a drayman who was
standing near placed himself between the strug
gling limbs of the overturned man, much after
tho manner he would have harnessed his horse,
and with a hearty cheer drew him out, puffing
and blowing like a wounded and hard-run por
poise.
“Jupiter Tonans! but where is the man?”
was the first exclamation of tho angry follower
of Esculapms.
And running up to tho one who led the unfor
tunate animal that had been the cause of the
trouble, he seized him by the collar and shook
him soundly, at the same time venting his wrath
in no measured terms.
“What do you mean by leading your diaboli
cal man-killer about tho streets, to upset car
riage a and break men’s bones, you infernal, sar
donic, ineonif.rehoneible, unmitigated scoun
drel?” he shouted with the full force of his
lungs.
The amazed, phlegmatic German stood like
one petrified before the continued flow of words,
anti the mule frisked his tail and wagged his
cars sagely, as if he both understood and enjoy
ed the fun. How long the ireful doctor would
have continued pouring forth the vials of his
wrath would have been very uncertain, had not
a loud laugh reached his ear, and his eyes caught
a glimpse of a young man who stood holding his
sides at a littlo distance.
“You look pretty laughing at an old man,
don’t you? you young scapegrace 1” all his anger
tu.ning from the cause of his recent misadven
ture, v,ho quickly escaped, dragging the unwill
ing hybrid after "him, upon the new victim.
“ I can’t help it, Doctor. If you had seen how
knowingly the mule winked and wagged his
ears at you, you would have laughed too. It was
rich!"
“ Rich, was it, to see a respectable old gentle
man like me, and a physician at that, tumbled
into an infernal, dirty pile of slush and ashes by
a byra Asinus! But the mule seemed to enjoy
the fun, did he? Well, that was more than his
master did. I might just as well have shook a
barrel of sour crout.”
And Doctor Stillwell began to resume his nor
mal condition of fun.
“ Yes, doctor, it was rich! It would baa for
tune for a man to have your phiz and that of
tho mules, just at that moment, on canvas.”
“Two asses, heads together, I suppose you
think I No matter. I forgive the hybrid, but I’d
like to have the Dutchman under my hands.
Wouldn’t I phiz him 1 I’d teach him to be lead
ing his head-splitting, man-killing, long-eared,
reprobate of a mongrel through the public
streets! But brush me off.” The doctor was
as tidy about his person as an old maid.
“ Now, just get into my gig, I want to talk
to you,” he contined, when every speck had
been removed from his clothes to his perfect sat
isfaction.” In with you. Go along now pony
and don’t be making an infernal ass of yourself
again if one of your half brothers does como
along. Yes, Doctor Gibson.” This was to his
companion.
“ I want vou to ride my rounds for me, for a
few days. I have a couple of rare patients on
hand that require all my attention. You are not
particularly busy, I hope?”
“No, not very.”
“ Young doctors never aro who spend their
time strutting up and down Broadway, showing
off their marvellous fine forms and clothes,” re
plied the old man, drily.
“ Nor old ones, either, I should think, who
perform equestrian feats and stand on their heads
in the gutter
“By two jackass power! Good for you, but
we’ll let Asinus drop for the present. You can
sport my gig. I will give you a list and all I
want you to do is to give tho old ones some littlo
thing that will taato bitter and flatter tho young
ones, for there is in reality nothing much the
matter with any of them. A little sploeny—
that’s all. Will you attend to them ?”
“ Certainly. I would like nothing better, espe
cially the young ones.”
“It will be a grand advertisement for you, too,
for I cau tell you it isn’t every one I would trust
in my gig.’ ’
“Not even after you got out so unceremoni
ously 1”
“Nowhush about ths hydra! By Jupiter!
but I would have given a dollar to have soon the
sapient countenance of Asinus myself!”
“ Well, here we are at your door. Now for the
list.”
“Scipio! Scipio Africanus 1" shouted the doc
tor, as he entered tho room ho used as an office,
and rang the bell as if he was determined to
break the wire into a thousand pieces.
The negro eamc, in his usual pompous man
ner.
“ You black rascal I you deserve to have your
back broke, for always being out of tho way,”
and he raised hie cane above the Woolly head as
if he would have entirely demolished it.
“Yes, doctor,” replied George Washington
Bmiih, Esq., as he usually called himself, with
out any other movement than the upturning of
his eyes so as to completely show the white and
the inordinate display of his ivory. Ho knew the
old doctor two well to fear any violence to life or
limb, and how soon the worst tempest of words
blew over. Truly, it was as he said, “ His bark
worse than his bite I Ho wouldn’t hurt a mouse
if he caught him nibbling at his best cheese.”
“Here, Doctor Gibson, take what mem’s you
want from this slate. Scipio, how are tho babies
up-stairs ?”
“ Pretty well, doctor ; ’specially the little
one.”
“Where’s Mrs. Stillwell?”
“ Talking with the lady.”
“ Well, get on your coat and go along with the
doctor, here. No you sha’n’t, either. It’s too
cold, and he might break your neck. No, no;
I'm not going to venture two such sparks toge
ther. By Jupiter 1 but it would bo worse than
Asinorus.”
“Is this all, Doctor?” questioned tho young
physician.
“ All ? Isn’t that fools enough to attend in
one day ?”
“ Sufficient, if they are all to be placed in that
category.”
“ Off with vou, them Mind and take care of
the horse, and come and see me again either to
night or in the morning.”
“Au renoir and DoctorJGibson took his
leave.
“ May I be upset by another hybrid if he isn’t
trying to turn himseu into a regular Frenchified
ape! ‘Or river!’ I wish he was well ducked in
a deep one until he recollected that he was a
full-blooded Yankee, and that they had a lan
guage of their own. ‘Orriver!’ Asif frog-eat
ting parlyvou was better than the old Bunker
Bill stock! Scipio!”
“ Here I be, doctor.”
“Has there been any one here for me?”
“Nobody but the policeman, though he didn’t
have any officer’s clothes on this time.”
“ All right about him. But who in thunder is
that at the door? Well, my good woman, what
do you want ?’’ he asked, as one came in with her
face enveloped in a large shawl.
“ Please, sir, I have a bod acho and want a
tooth pulled.”
“Go to to a dentist’s; I don’t do such
things.”
“ But I haven’t any money, sir, and they said
you was so kind.”
■•Kind, did they? Well, they—whoever they
may be—had better attend to their own business.
But here’s a quarter, woman, go along and let
some fellow murder you, I’ll have none of it,
Bui, I wonder if 1 am ever going to get up stairs
to see my pretty ones. It seems as if everything
and everybody kept me away just for spite. I
never knew just such a day as this has been.
Bnt here am I keeping myself away, like an old
foot I don’t rightly know which is the biggest
ass, the one that upset or the one that was up
set. I don’t know which brayed the loudest,
either, come to think of it, and as Doctor Gibson
said, it must have been rich. Scipio, I’ll go up
now, and if anybody comes to see me, just tell
them that—Jupiter ! there goes that boll again !
Was th< re ever such a dog’s life as that of a
physician ?”
A poorly-dressed woman, with a child in her
arms, entered, and stood shivering in tho
doorway.
“Come in, come, in I Go to tho fire and warm
yourself.”
“ Are you Doctor Stillwell?” she asked, in a
low voice.
“Yes, but I wish I wasn't, just now. Jlowever,
what is the matter? Who is sick, you or tho
child?”
“ The baby, please sir.”
“ Well,it don’t pleaseme st all. It don’t please
me to have anybody sick. But what is the mat
ter, my good woman ?” and as he looked at the
emaciate d face of tho little sufferer, ha forgot all
his own feelings.
“Ah! I see. a regular baby complaint. Whoop
ing cough ?”
“ Yes, sir, it has been very bad for a week.”
“ Why didn’t you bring"tho little thing here
before,then ? You ought to bo horse-whipped!
Scipio, go down stairs and tell the cook to make
a fresh cup of tea—to fix up something nice and
het. There, my good woman, take this, glvi it
to your child whenever it coughs hard, and if it
it is not better, come and see me again. No! no I
put up your purw. You arc not overstocked with
tr on< y. PH bo brand Don’t cry, don’t cry I I
i an't tr and such things! Now, Boipio, show the
woman down stairs, and mind, madam, that y..u
eat heartily. Bless me, if all the doctors wo rid
only follow my plan, there wouldn’t be half so
much suffering. Hunger isn’t cured by advice or
drugs; no, not by a jug full!” and even while the
doorbell was ringing, again he dashed up-stairs,
determined not to be farther delayed.
Blessings fall on you, kind hearted, though
rough old man I Angels look beyond the out
side, thank Gcd, and see us not “as others see
us” on earth, but more as wo shall be when the
silvtr chord is loosed, end the dream of life is
over. See not the ixtericr alone, but looking
within, know not only the action, but tho motives
that pion pt them, and the wheat
fi om the chaff gather securely the golden grain
in the harvest time of souls!
(To be Continued.*!
iWritton for the New York Dispatch. 1
iN MEMORY OF DEPUTY GRAND MASTER
J, 0. Y. SOMMERS.
By u Marlon,ll of Tecumseh,
Alas! my brother.
The sun of tby existence, daikoaed by the pall
Of I eath’s blood-spotted mantle, which must shroud us all,
Sinking so tranquilly in thy life’s brilliant west,
Went down—alas! my brother—and thou art rest—
At rest, O peacefully,
In Heaven's harmony—
Alas! too soon!—to be
Raised by the hand of the Great Architect Sublime
To walk by plumb and live by square where God doth
shine
Heaven gained one Jewel more—Earth hath a diamond
lees :
Our Brotherhood doth mourn thy manhood’s loftiness—
Thy brilliant Intellect, yet in its prime, cut down
Ere we had honored thee enough : the brighter crown
Of immortality,
And all the mystery
Of the sublime degree,
Reward for the perfection of thy work is given,
And thou art now a perfect, living stone in Heaven.
The Evergreen with trembling hand, into thy grave,
All wet with tears, weSdrop, and mourn that one so brave,
To action good, in death should bow ths head.
His lamp of life burned out, and numbered with the dead.
O God! in our distre&s
Thy holy name we bless :
Do Thou our minds impress
With life’s uncertainty, and grant that we may be
Workmen of Thy designs, marked out on trestle-board by
Thee.
Vsln’twere Indeed thy many virtues to discuss—
Thy memory, forever green, we bear with us
Thy manly gentleness, thy lofty intellect:
Thy pilgrimage on earth was justly circumspect
We ne’er have spread the pall
O’er one more just to all,
And readier for the call
Of his Grand Master. Brother, res c thou then fn peace ;
Thy work has been approved, thy journeying now shall
cease.
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M.—Residence, No. 176 Thompson street Jambs Ktos.
Secretary.
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JOHN B. GRAY, M., No. 15 Broadway. W S. Eaton.
See., No. 149 Broadway.
MONTGOMERY O, No. 68, F. and A. M.—
Regular Communications Ist and 3d Wednesday Eve
niiigp.. at Masonic Temple, at 7% o’clock. LUTHER B.
PERT, M.—Residence. No. 338 Broome st Olb H. Hoa
bkf.g, Sec., No. 27 William st
JOHN HANCOCK □, No. 70, F. and A. M.—
Regular communication second and fourth Wednesday
evenings, at o’clock, at Odd Fellows’ Ha”. DANIEL
H. HUNT, M.—Residence, No. 51 Forsyth st. Charlks
Dinglkt, Sec., No. 177 Orahard st.
ALCANA n. No. 246. F. and A. M.—Hegn
lar communications Ist and 3d Mondays, at No. 8 Union
Square, at o’clock. D. W. LEEDS,M.—«. M. Cockbix,
Sec., No. 20 Exchange Placo.
JOHN D. WILLABD Cj, No. 250, F. and A.
M .—Regular communications Ist and 3d Tuesday Eve
nings. at o’clock, at Odd Fellows’Hall. GEORGE
RENSHAW ,“M.—Residence, cor. Devoe and Leonard sts.,
Brooklyn, E. D. Thomas J. Dkaw. Sec., No. 96 Sth Ave.
MYSTIC TIE O, No. 272, F. and A. M.—
Regular Communication Ist, 3d and sth Tuesdays,at Ma
sonic Temple, at 1% o’clock. Bvxvhbtkh Siglbk, Sec.,
No. 215 Centre street
ARCTURUS O, No. 274, F. and A. M.~
•UfalarconimunicatioDS every Ist,3d, and each alternate
Ma Fncay. st No.B Union Square s.t 7>£ o’clock. JOHN
VALENTINE, M.—Residence, No. I'JO Orchard street
J. Aioii- MoCombi*. Sec.—Residence, No. 54 Jane st
ATLAS Ci, No. 316, F. and A. M.—Hegular
communications 2d and 4th Thursdays, at Odd Fellows’
Hall. JOHN BOYD. M., No. 12 Franklin st Geo. W.
>uryejc, Sec., No. 201 William st
PURITAN O, No. 339, meets every Ist and
3d Thursday Evening, at No. 626 Fourth street corner
of Avenue C. THEOPHILUS PRATT, M. Jonx T. Hojut-
VbG, See.—Residence, No. 116 First street
ADELPHIC O, No. 348, F. and A. M.—-
Regular communications every 2d and 4th Saturday
Evenings, at IM o'clock, at Masonic Hall, Nos. 817 and
Ri9 Broadwav. ED. M. BANKS, M., Nos. 2feand 27 Peck
Slip. Jons W. Bennktt, Nob . 28, 30 and 32 Centre st.
KANE O. No. 454, F. and A. M.—Regular
communteations every Tuesday Evening, at 7M o’clock,
atN. E. corner of Broadway and T3th street THOS. 8.
SOMMERS, M.—No. 112 Broadway. Jas. M. Tichm, See.,
Ko. 290 Bw-adway.
GREENWICH O : No. 467, F. and A. M.—
Regular comnrunicatidns 2d and 4th Friday*, at the ear
ner-of Green and Fourth streets, at 7% o’clock. A. A.
BONNEVILLE, M.—Residence, Hoboken. Wm. B.
Skovb, Sec.—Residence. No. 33 Nassau st
PARK □, No. 516, F. and A. M.—Regular
Communication every Tuesday Evening, at No. 683 Eighth
Avenue, at 7M o’clock. JOSEPHUS BKIKSWORTH, M.,
Ko. 62 West 41st street Hjcm. ISals, see., No. 230 west
40th street
NORMAL a, No 523, F. and A. M.—Regu
lar Communication every Monday Evening, at corner
of Broadway and 13th street, “Gibson Building,” at 7%
o’clock. GEO. K. RAYMOND, M.—Residence, No. 2577th
street E. R. Chapman, Sec’y, No. 36 Beekman street.
AMERICUS O, No. 535, F. and A. M.—Regu
lar communication 2d and 4th Friday. At Odd Fellows’
Hall, at 7& o’elock. GEO. E. SIMONS, M., No. 191
East 14th st. H. Ciay Lakwb, Sec., No. 1 Spruce st.
ADELPHIC CHAPTER, No. 1 ,R. A. M.—
Regular Convocation* 2d and 4th Wedi-vSday Evenings,
at o’clock, at Nos. 817 and 81# Bicadway. ADON
KM mi, Jr.. H P.. No. 3 South st Wuxlam B Sirova,
See., No. 33 Nassau st
MORTON COMMANDERY, No. 4, K. T.,
meets second ami fourth F-idays, Grand Lodge Room Odd
Fellows’Hail. J. SHOVE, Recorder, jtesmhueNa. $3
Nassau street
Wm. A. Kelsey, Assistant Grand
Lecturer for the Second Judicial District, oom-
? rising the counties of Kings, Queens, Suffolk,
lichmoud, Putnam, Dutcheas,
Rockland and Orange, Address No, 119 Ad
ams street, Brooklyn.
W or. Bro. Charles H. Yallalee, As
ststast Gband Lecturkb for the First Judicial
District, comprising the City and County of New
York. Address New York Dispatch, No. 11 Frank
fort street.
R. W. Bro. Geo. H. Raymond, Grand
Lecturer, Address No. 43 John street, Now
York city.
Rite of Memphis.— The officers corr.«
posing the Sov.- Sanctuary of Ancient and Primitive Free j
masonry, according to the Rite of Memphis, held tieir
first annual conclave at Holland Lodge Room, No. 8 Union
Square, by the fraternal kindness of W. Bro J. Post, of
said lodge, on Saturday evening, November 11th, whore,
during the business of the conclave. 111. - Bro.*. II J. Say
meur, of 9Ctu deg.', presented the brethren with property
in rituals, warranls. diplomas, amounting in value to
$3 6GO, for the benefit of tills prosperous branch of Masonry.
In his address, the Grand Master said : “It is with feelings
of no small pride and satisfaction, that I am called upon to
preside over this first r guiar convoca’ion of Sov -. Patri
archs, Conservators General of Ancient and Primitive
Freemasonry, a- cording to the Rite of Memphis, for the
continent of Am. riea
“On November 9th. 1856, the Grand Hierophant. Jacques
Etienne Marconis de Negro, during a visit to this country,
conferred the degrees of the Ancient and Primitive Rite
upon several .Master Masons In good standing under the
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York,
some of whom are now present, and to whose persistent
attachment ami zealous observance of our Rite, mast ever
be a theme of commendation. A Supreme Council. 90th
degree, wa? likewise established, with the late John
Mitchell as pretidii g <nfieer A. Sov.’. Grand Council, 9kh
degree, was in.s:ituud about the sanxts time, with the ap
pointment oi David McL' Lian as Grand Master for an offl
cialtermof five y<ars. In the year 1859, a charter was
granted to teveral brethren authorizing them to work
and confer all degrees of Ancient and Primitive Freeing
s<.nrv from the 4th (Discreet Ma-ter) to the 35th (Master of
/. ngit si inclusive. Phis H?nate continued to labor for soma
two years from the dato of their warrant when, upon
Ct mrdetL-n of :< t'-amlatlon ot the. philosophic degrees—
from the 34th (Knight of the Red Eagle) to the 42d (Knight
Hermetic Philosopher ■-it w:-.s concluded that the better
inttrests < f the Order would be advanced by retraining
ir f 'i'. workii'c a l d’etre s below the 3Ph.
“. I hc efiicia 1 I erm m’ G rand Master Me Lellaii having ex
plrf-.I bj Jlmitati n, I; c-. ame rhe executive officer of the
Sov. - . or. - . Council. Convinced that, to insure the proper
dbciplhn at.d vanr-e of ilm Rite, it would b? advisa
ble to obtain a personal interview with the officers of the
Supreme Executive body in Paris, as well as to ascertain
NEW YORK DISPATCH.
ti) <»« what foundation the Rite existed in Europe, I re
ached uj on a voyage to the other h--misphere. Upon
my anhal in Great Britain, had I entertained anysiniv
:er anticipations, they were ar once dispelled /for in
Glasgow I found disciples of the Rite, among whom 111. - ,
b bt’ E° ual( i Campbell shone as a brilliant Masonic
‘‘ I arrived in Paris in July, 1862, where I was cordially
received by the Grand Hierophant, Marconis de Nogre,
and by him inti educed to the leading Masons of France,
many ot whom formed the Executive Body of the Rite of
Mt nip his. I found the Order in a most flourishing condi
t.i n, working then, as it does now, beneath the auspices
oi tt.o Grand Orient, two lodges—those of the “Secrat mrs
peAune?” and the “Temple of the Families,” holding
their communications in the Masonic Palace, No. 16 Rue
Cadet, the Grand Lodge Hail of th.e Orient
- ‘ 1 received from the Executive body the highest de
jpeeinthc Rite, with letters patent, authorizing me to
estaolk h on the continent of America, a Sovereign Grand
Sanctuary ot Conseivators General of the Order, wihmo
jurisdiction should embrace tho entire Western Eleml
s-i neie, with collateral power to erect, until the establisii
ruent of the Sov. - . Gr. - . Sanctuary. Sov.*. Gr.*. Councils
Central for the better government.of subsidary terri
tories throughout America.
“On my return to this city,l deemed it advislble to
inaugurate the Rite. und> r the.se ratified letters patent, by
the erection of a Sov. •. Council General for New England.
a ‘ r ix ?r al ? the Eastern States. This body is governed
by the following officer’s appointed for 5 years: S
“A. K. P. Welsh, 95. Gr. - . Master of Light; Samuel C
Lawrence. 94, Gr.'. Orator ; Daniel W. Lawrence 91 Gr -
Annahst; Chas. C. Southard, 94, Gr. - . Examiner; Caleb
S'. - A . llc £’ Keeper of Rites: James C. Bullen, 95, Corvee*
Benj. F. Nourse, 94, Treasurer; John D. Innings, 95, ReD
roeentalive. ’ p
“There is. likewise, in the City of Boston, a Senate of
Hermetic Philosophers, which is composed of a large num
ber ot prominent Masonic brethren, and which has pros
-1 ered far beyond the anticipations of its projectors It is a
matter of congratulation that philosophical Masonry has
been so warmly and enthusiastically received in tho
“ Modern Athens.”
In august last I granted a dispensation to several prom
inent Masons in the neighboring cltv c f Brooklyn, among
others JcLn b. Harris, 90, Daniel T. Walden. H. 8. Vining,
R. W. A ocKsen, who have commenced working Lesjstrls
Senate No. x with every prospect of success During the
mouth of June or this year, after mature deliberation. I
deter mine a upon organizing the Sov. Sanctuary of Con
servators Gem ral of toe Order by tha appointment of tho
followir g gentlemen, all of the highest standing and
worth in the Ma s cnic world.
111. Bro. John J. Crane. 95, Administrator
“ J. B. Yates Sommers, 95, Keeper of Rites.
“ Rebtrt D. Holmes, 95 Kxoert.
“ Henry F. L. Bunting. 95, Master of Ceremonies.
“ Peter W Neetus, 95 Treasurer.
“ George F. Woodward 95, Examiner.
Thomas Picton, 95, Secretary General.
” A. G. Levy, 95. Inspector.
‘‘ Charles C. J. Beck, 95, Chancellor.
Joseph F. Wells, 95, Keeper of Temple.
It affords me proicund happiness to state that from the
hour ot its introduction the Kite of Memphis has been ever
blessed with concord and harmony. Not a single dispute
has arisen in any branch of the various bodies, not the
least spirit of dissatisfaction evidenced ivself as to the value
and grandeur of its comprehensive design. True, a few
ignorant ana prejudiced men have attempted to stigmatise
us &s visionaries in pretending to com er as many as nine
ty Masonic degrees; butwe, the Initiates have the conscious
satisiaction ot learning that the further we have pene
trated the mysteries of antiquity, whence hive emanated
the traditions ot phliptsophic Masonry, we have received
ample compensation for our trouble in the development of
intellectual wealth and in the purity of divine truths, hid
den from the uninstructed, unenlightened man. While
we have no wish to decry or disparage Symbolic or Blue
Masonry, we can conscientiously assert that however per
fact a Master may be in that branch of the Royal Art, he
has viewed but a flickering light until he has penitrated
within tho Temples of our ancient and Primitive Rite.
Brethren, f rom an inchoate mass, as we first received
the Light of Memphis we have passed into a well organ
ized and distinctive body of Freemasons, whose records
show 369 in New York, 125 in Boston, 37 in New Jersey, 40
in Brooklyn, 15 in New Hampshire, and others scattered
over the various parts of tae continent, prominent among
whom stands 111. - Bro A. Q A Fellows. Grand Master
of Louisiana, wh j is labrina in tho sunny South for the
advancement of our Order. Thus far our exertions have
been crowned with success, and I am now convinced
that, committed to your able guidance, tho Rite of Mem
phis will shortly oecomo the fie plus ultra of Masonic per
fection.
Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.—
Office of the Grand Secretary, >
Providence, November 30, A. L. 5863. f
Right Worshipful Brother :
In Semi-Annual Communication this day, it is unani
mously
nefolved, That the Charter of Mount Moriah Lodge No.
8, be and the same is hereby revoked and declared to be
forfeited ; and the Master, Treasurer, and other officers
and members of said lodge are each heieby strictly en
joined and required to return to the office offhc W. Grand
Secretary, on or before the first day of January next en
duing, the .Charter, Records, Bv Laws, Seal, Regalia,
I unds, and other property of said lodge, in accordance
with Section 9 of Article VIII of part first of the Constitu
tion oi this Grand Lodge.
Hesolrcd, That W. Daniel Sayles. Master of Mount Moriah
Lodge, No. 8, be and he is hereby expelled from all the
rights, benefits and privileges of Freemasonry.
solved, That W. Augustus M. Aldrich, Arion Mowry,
William D. Aldrich, Atwell Mowry, Jacob Arnold, James
M. Mowry, Geo. L. Barnes, Orrin P. Mowry, James A.
Barnes, Smith R. Mowry, Samuel Clark. ‘W. Stafford
Mowry, Edward Cook, Thomas A. Newell, Wm. R. Cook,
W. Ephraim Savles. w. Lewis Dexter, W. Simon A. Sayles
Crawford J. Manton, r and Stephen Wright, be. and they
are hereby severally suspended from all the rights, bene
fits and privileges of Freemasonry, untilsuch time as they
shall make proper acknowledgment to the M. W. Grand
Master, or to this Grand Lodge, for the error by thorn
committed.
A true copy of record.
Attest:
: L. 8. : THOS. A. DOYLE.
Grand Secretary.
Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.
Office of the Grand Secretary,
Providence, December 5, A. L. 5863,
Right Worshipful Brother :
I forward herewith extract from the proceedings of the
last Semi-Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge,
held on the 30th ult.
The following brethren, members of Mount Moriah
Lodge, No. 8, previous to the revocation of its Charter,
ark now unaffiliated Masons, in good standing in this
jurisdiction :
W. Ashael Angell, W. Joseph B. Bicknell, W. Stephen
Smith, 2d ; Bros. Lorenzo D. Ames, Israel Arnold, jr.,
Dunham Bartlett, Samuel Cole, John A. Cutting, Putnam
Emerson, Bradford Godfrey, Joseph A. GM man, Ozias G.
Heath, Henry Jencks, Richard Loy, Samuel Lester, Ahaz
Mowry, Albert Mowry, Barney Mowry, Duty Mowry,
Smith Mowry, 2d, Elisha Mowry, 2d, Thomas A. Nutting,
Alden B. Paine, Mowry Randall, Welcome Sayles, Wil
lard Sayles, Eleazer Sherman, Mowry P. Stcere, Libbeus
C. Tourtellot, George L. Vose, James Wilkinson.
Yours, fraternally,
;L. S.: THOS. A. DOYLE,
Grand Secretary.
New York, December 16, 1863.
Maiionic Editor Sunday Ditpat'-li— Dear Sir and Bro : Will
you be kind enough to answer the following questions in
your intereetlng and instructive department:
I. What ledges are considered “silk stocking” in New
York and Brooklyn ?
JI. Where can an account of the Morgan affair be ob
tained also of the citation of Masons before the Legisla
ture of Pennsylvania?
I) I. Where can I obtain a history of Ancient Masonry?
IV. Whatarethe “landmarks? ’
V. Do you not consider the “New Work” less impres
sive than the O’d, and do you not think the “Webb
Work.” as expounded in a certain N. Y. lodge, superior to
the present?
VI. Should not a candidate for the East have served in
the West one year ? In one lodge the Junior Warden was
elected Master, is this mason ic ?
Answers—l. None.
11. In the Astor Place Library.
JII. Of Macoy& Sickles.
IV. The commoh law of Masonry, which no legislation
can effect
V. The Webb Preston Work is the true work. Tho
“hew Work” will not bear the tost of reason or logic: it
is inconsistent and trashy-
VI. lie must so serve in either the West or South. The
election of the Junior Warden is masonically correct
Monody to Sommers. —The untimely
death of our Deputy Grand Master, J. B. Yates Sommers,
has called forth many expressions of sympathy and sor
row in surviving frier dr, and of deep regret at the loss
sustained by the Craft of Ne w York. In year issue imme
diately following his decease, you have given a proper
form to our sentiments of regret, and your readers grate
fully adopt;it. The Grand Master, in his edict of the 3 )th
Nov., which you published last week, justly called it “a
great calamity,” and eulogises Bro. Sommers’ “fine intel
lect, his scholarly attainments bh professional ability, his
courteous manners, h s unblemished life, his zeal forevery
caute. for intellectual and social advancement” in a strain
highly creditable to his head and heart.
The virtue that particularly recommended Bro. Som
mers, amiabiliiy. His temper was sweet and chis
tened. The thadow of the tomb, it appeared to me,
always sat upon him, and gave an air of resignation to his
manner and words. I loved him from my inmost soul,
and I have endeavored to find some lines best expressing
my own feelings In hb loss.
Bear him home, his bed is made
In the stillness, in the shade;
Day has paitdd, night has come,
Bear the Brother to his home.
Bear him home, no more to roam,
Bear the tired Pilgrim home;
Forward, all his toils are o’er,
Home where journeying is no more.
Lay him down, his bed is hero:
See the dead are resting near:
Brothers, they their Brothers ow r n—
Lay the wanderer gently down.
Lay him down, let nature spread
Starry curtains o’er the dead - ,
Lay him down—let angel eyes
Beam kindly on him from the skies.
Ah! not yet fo rus the bed
Where the faithful pilgrim’s laid—
Pilgrims weep, again to go
Through life’s weariness and woe
Soon ’twill come if faithful here,
Soon the end of all our care;
Strangers here we seek a home
Friends and Savior in the tomb.
Let us go. and on our way
Faithful journey, faithful pray;
Through the sunshine, through the snow.
Boldly, brother pilgrims go.
Presentation. —At the last regular
communication of Mt Neboh Lodge. No. 257, an affair took
place which will long live in the minds of the brethren
ai. d the recipient. Just previous to the election of officers,
Wor. Bro. P W. Frank. In a lew pertinent remarks, pre
sented In behalf of the lodge, to Bro. Treasurer Jacob Sil
verman, who has served said lolge for five years past in
the capacity named, with a massive silver salver and two
goblets, with suitable infcriotions Bro. Silverman was
completely taken by surprise, but thanked the Wor.
Brother and memters for the gift. At the conclusion,
Bro. Silverman was unanimously re-elected, and also had
the pleasure of seeing his son elected J. W. by a large ma
jority.
To the Masonic Editor of the New
York Dispatch.—Dear Sir and Bro.: Will you please in
form me, through the columns of your paper, if there is
any printed form of the New Won: os authorized by the
Grand Lodge last session, as I am inclined to think there
is, from a conversation I lately heard. This I am
prompted to ask as much for the Information of others of
the Craft as myself. ~ , ~, .
Yours, fraternally, J. W. F.
Answer.—We have never heard of such a work, and
don’t believe it is in existence except as it is given in
Drew’g Monitor.
Albany, Dec. 15, 1863— Masonic
Editor N. Y Dispatch- BRO : Please put the fraternity on
their guard against a person calling himself William
Mason, and purporting to come from the South and West,
aud until within a sh irt time, dates his residence Wash
ington, D C. For the last year he ha< been guilty of gross
unmasonic conduct in this city, and forfeited all claims to
Masonic charity or assistance.
Fraternally youre,
A. Bowers,
President Albir.y Masonic Board of Relief.
Masonic Balls which are to be held
will be found to have been noticed in the general Ball
column.
Independent R. Arch Lodge No. 2
will hold its 103 d anniversary at Dodworth’s Hall on the
evening of the 6tii of January next. The address of its
R. AV. Bro. Anthen will he the principal feature ot the oc
casion-
Boston Masonic Monthly. —We have
received the second number of that excellent pitblieat on
and we accord toil the most exalted' praise when we say
that it is even superior to the first
Question of Usage. — Will the Ma
sonic Editor of If-.- - - New York I>t «t’Ar.':i be kind enough
to answer a question through his valuable columns, viz.:
If a member of the fraternity seeks admission into a
strange lodge, when announced, a member of tho said
lodge opposes the admission of this Bro., U it not tho duty
of the W. M. tn rf-fnse admission ? By answering this you
v. ill confer a lavor on A BaotnßU.
Ay.swsß—Admission should be refused.
Independent Royal akch Lodge:, No.
2 beikJ its anniversary pupocr at the Maison, D>r& on
Tbunflav evening last, which was orcM-ided orer oy K. w.
Bi c. Anti on. Ihe wir.cs were very tme, the -<upuor an 'x
ce; tionable ana the speeches sougN am t>a«ts won*, r .»y
turns amusing. Instructive, serious and ooml'. cape ia y
iheccraic. In our n< xt we- k’- Issue we Bhall mate far
ther it fere nee to the delightful affai'.
List oy Oificrrs of Lodges recently
Elected :
ANCIENT CHAPTER. R. A. M., I.—Dau’el Wolff, H. P.;
Solomon Asheim, K.; Thomas Dugard. 8.; Wm. H. dolt,
C. of H. ; James Lidgerwoodj P. 8.; William Bau'.ch, K. a.
<’.; William J. Surre, Sec.; Bernard Fomanski, Treas.;
Jacob Cohen, M. of Ist V.; Leonard Hoch, M. of 21 V.;
i eo. M. Jacobs, M. of 3d V.; Geo. Godfrey. John G. Beck,
I aac Jacob*. Trustees; John Dewitt Brinckerhoff, Solo
mon W. Ashheim, Thomas uugard, Theodore Reeves, Jr.
A. Reed, Standing Committee; Greenfield Pote, Tiler.
Meets at No. 8 Union square, Ist and 3d Thursdays.
ZERUBBABEL CHAPTER K. A. M. 147—J. S. Saf
ford, H. P.; Chas. <\ J. Beck, K ; James H. Redfield. Sei.;
James K. Miller. 0 H ; Richard Hurley, P S ; David
Undo, R A U ; T W George. M3dV; Joseph Bates M.
2d V.; D. C. Price, M. Ist V; Alfred Woodham. Tr.tc
Henry Ransom, Sec.; A. C Barnard. Sentinel. Meets a
Odd Fellows’ Hall, first and third Tuesdays.
CORINTHIAN CHAPTER 159—Wm. H. Budlong.H. P.
Wm. M. Negus, K.; Johnston Fountain, Scribe; uerom j
B. Gardner, C. of IL; Royal G. Millard, P. 8.; John D.
Theos, R. A. C.: John W. Fraser, M. 3dV.; James Gar
land,M.2d V.; Jas. Wm. Bell, M. Ist V.; Frederick Berry,
Treas.; E M. Alford, Jr., Sec.; George. W. Ray, Geo.
W. Morgan and Theodore Miner, Trustees. George
Dowding, 8.; Seth Hart, Organist; Rev. William. P.
Corbitt. Rev. John P. Newman, Chaplain. Meets at Odd
Fellows’ Hall, 2d and 4 th Thursdays.
CHAMPLAIN CHAPTER. R. A. M., 22.—J. A. Watkins
II P.; Jas. Gibbon, K.; N. Z. Baker, 8.; A. Witherel, C. of
H.; John Brett, P. 8.; Geo. Yule. R. A. C.; David Barrett,
M. of MY.; Geo. B. Strow, M. of 2d V.; Olif Abel. M. o
3d V.; E. Scott, Treas.; N. Z. Baker, Sec.; John L. Smith
Sentinel. Meets at Whitehall.
ORIENT CHAPTER, R. A. M., 133.—John Hoole, H. P.;
W. A. Kelsey, K.; Geo. Elford, S.; Thos. H. Goldney, C.
of H.; L. McMullen, Treas.; Geo. G. Haymond. R. A, 0.;
M. L. Ritchie, P. S.; Wm. T. Evans. M. of Ist Vail; Chas.
11. Wilcox, M. of 2d V.; Jas. A. Casserly, M. of 3d V.; W.
Conklin, Sec.; W. W. Oakford, Sentinel. Meets at Me
chanic*’ Bank Buildings, Brooklyn, Wednesdays.
OCEAN, 156.—James E. Nolan, M.; Edwin Beebe, 8. W.;
L. McMermott, J. W.: H. Linderman, Treas.; Warren O.
Bennett, Sec.; Benj. J. Brown, S. D.; E. H. Coffin, J. D.;
John T. Smith, Tiler. Meets at Masonic Temple, 2d and
4th Mondays.
WESTCHESTER LODGE, 180.—Charles 11. Cummings,
M. J. N. Hatt, 8. W. N. O'Brien Jr., J. W. A. G. Rose,
Treas. • Thomas Lealy, Sec. Wm. G. Johnson, 8. D. John
Y. Johnson, J. D. Gverge G. Hepburn, Chaplain. George
J. Barton, Organist, J. W. Loree, Charles Grace, M. 0.
John Slagle, liler. Meets at Sing Sing.
CHANCELLOR WaLWORTH LODGE, 271—W Freder
ick B. Dixson, M.: George W. Millar, 8. W.; William D.
May, J. W.; John 8 Craig, Treas ; Frederick W. Her
ring. Scc’y; Thomas Manahan, 8. D ; Henry H. Tyson, J.
D : Messrs Degroot and Betts, M. C ; 11. T. Gratacap Jas.
Dixon and J. W. Millar. Trustroea: J. P. Newman, Chau
lain; William H. Powed, Tiler. Meets at Odd Fellows’
Hall. Ist and 3d Tuesdays.
MYSTIC TIE, 272.—Joseph H. Toone, M.; Leon Abbott,
8. W.; Charles C. Webb, J. W.; Sylvester Sigler, Treas.;
Sylvester Sigler, jr., See.; Louis Elsburg, 8. D.; George
Smith, J.D. ;T. D. Williams. Jno. H. Sleaman. M. C.; 8. 8.
Cameron. Historian; Samuel Smith, Chaplain ; Peter
Cartwright, Tiler. Meets at Masonic Temple, Ist, 3d and
sth Tuesdays.
METROPOLITAL LODGE, 273.—Lavoisier Hill, M. ;
Philo B. Gilbert, 8. W. • b Reed, J. W. ;C. LI Davis,
Treasurer; James M. Bilger, Sec ; Walter M. Smith, 8.
D ; K. H. Hinsdale, J. D.; 8. F. Storm Marshal; W. H.
Harriott G. A. Borland, Stewards ; E P. St John, Organ
ist ; Laban Lewis, Tyler ; Oavi in O’Brien, C. r. Chtckhaos,
G. Miliano. Trustees. Meets at No. 817 Bread way, 2d and.
4th Thursdays.
NEW YORK LODGE. 330 —O. P. Ouintard, M.; Jamej R.
Elsey, 8. W.; James G. Sweeny, J. W.; W. J. Bunce. Treas ;
Aug I'esmond, Sec’tv ; Chas. H. Gilbert, 8. D ; Stephen
Wm. Swift, J. D.; G. W. Anderson and A. Reinhold. M C.;
W. B. Smith, P. M. N. H. Belden, and C. H. Smith, Trus
tees : Rev Amzi Camp Chaplain ; Edwin Dunn, Marshal;
W. L. Lock wood, J. Fountain (proxy), Tiler Meets at
Corinthian Hall, Odd Fellows’ Hall, Ist and 3d Tuesdays.
CRESCENTLODGE.4O2 —Jas. N. Piper, Master: Edward
Philips, Jr., 8. W,; William Y. Taft, Secretary; William
R. Merriam, J. W.; William M. Baker, 8. D ; James Prin
f;le. Treasurer; Tunis H. Patterson, J. D.; William T. Ml •
cr and Theodore C. Robinson, M. C.; George 8. Miller,
Ralph L Parsons, M. D., and John Adriance, Trustees;
George C. Rexford, Organist; Francis H. Sneade, Tiler;
Edward B. Greenop, Marshal. Meets at No. 8 Union
Square, 2d and 4th Monday evenings.
t RISING STAR LODGE, 450.—Robt. F. Rich. M.; Lyman
Cobb, jr., S. W.; Chas. W. Starr, J. W.: Edward Underhill,
Treas.; Abm. C Mott Sec.;Wm. H. Doty, 8. D.; Edward
W. Jenkins, J. D.; Rev. D. K. Brewer, Cnaplain; Stenheu
-Stanley, Organist; Alexander Morehouse, Tiler. Meets at
Yonkeis, N. Y
PRINCE OF ORANGE LODGE, 16-Ellwood E. Thorn,
M.; James M. Cole, 8. W.; George A. Pering, J. W.; Geo.
Sanderson. Treas.; Geo. Ackerman, Sec.; Wm. 11. Covel.
S. D.; David R. Grow, J. D.; John B. Roberts and E. K.
Haight, Stewards; Edward O. Flagg,Chaplain; Guido Fur
nam, M. D., Physician; T. H. Snead. Tiler. Meets cor.
Green and Fourth streets, Ist and 3d Thursdays.
L’UNION FRANCAISE LODGE. 17—Fred. A. Rich
shoffer, M.; Jean Jos. Deszelus, 8. W.; Emile B. Morel, J.
W.; Levy H. Willard Treas.; Aug. S. Richshoffer, Sec.;
Desii eK A. Bonvain, 8. D.; Louis Ragot. J. D.; Emanuel
Levy. M.C.; Gustave A. Larisdon, Orator; George Sxmner
and T. Giglet, Tilers. Meets cor. Fourth and Green streets,
2d and 4th Mondays.
BENEVOLENT LODGE 23—Daniel Witter, M.; John
W. Reynolds, 8. W.; William W. Young, J. W.; William J.
Surre. Sec.; George N. Spencer, Treas.; Ira H. Moore, 8.
Taylvr, Jr., J. D ; Wm. J. Holborrow, Wm
Seabach. M.C.;” George Skinner, Tiler ; Frederick Wid
dows. Organist; George A. Barney. John W. Reynolds
Win. W. Young, Ira H. Moore, Thomas Taylor, Jr , Stand
ipg Committee Meets at No. 8 Union Square, second and
fourth Wednesdays.
MANHATTAN LODGE, 62-WlUlam T. Woodruff, M.;
Charles E. Hartshorn, 8. W.; Abram B. Knapp, J. W.;
Samuel M. Chambers, Treas.; S. R. Probasco. Sec.; Wil
liam L. Hartshorn. S. D.; Henry L. Nunns, J. D.; Francis
O. Woodruft and George Dessoye, M. C.; N. W. Ellis. L.
Brcoksand P. Botsong, Trustees; Rev. Robert Travis, Jr.,
Chaplain; Joseph Brown, Tiler. Meets at Fourth and
Greene streets, Ist and 3d Fridays.
DARCY LODGE, 187 N-Solomon Laty, M.; Wm.
Hyams, S. W.; Nehemiah Cohn, J. W.; Wm. Chuck,
Treas.; Simon Cohn, Secretary: Joseph Dumble,
8. D.; Asher Simon, J. D.; Joseph Meyer, M. Jerky,
M. C.; Joseph Anthony, B. Lipman, Stewards; A. King,
ALL. Christeller, Jacob Cohn, Trustees; B. Passman,
Tiler. Meets every Thursday evening at Masonic Temple.
LEBANON LODGE, 191.—. John R. Curran, M. ; Hugh
Thomson, S. W.; John H. Copeland, J. W.; Alfred Wood
ham, Treas.; R. H. Kerr, Sec’ty ; Wm. H. Shields, 8. D.;
Fred'k S. Aston, J. D.; C. T. kerr, L. H. Hopkins, John
James, Trustees; F. Widdows, Organist; E. O. Jenkins,
Chaplain ; A c. Barnard, Tiler. Meets at Odd Fellow’s
Hall, Ist and 2d Wednesday.
TEMPLAR LODGE. 203. —Stephen Merritt, Jr., M.;
Thomas Pascall, 8. W.; Thomas Barclay, J. W.; William
Hutchinson. Treas.; James Stitt Sec.: Edward P. Orreil.
S. D.; Richard Burton, J. D.; Bros. White and Malvaine,
M. C.; Bro?. Baker, Hunter and Brown, Trustees ; Charles
8. Morison, Librarian ; Joseph Conway, Tiler.
' NATIONAL LODGE, 209.—William Rayton, M.; Moses
P. Prout 8. W.; Henry A. Tonm r. J. W.; Abraham oliner,
Treas. - . Stephen B. Prague, Sec.; Sol. M. Bauer, 8. D.;
Isaac Stahl, J. D.; Morris Shej er, Tilei.
ENTERPRISE LODGE. 228.—J. Warren S. Dey, M.; Jo
seph F. Graham, 8. W.: Stephen Johns, jr, J. W.; Thomas
Grcsg, treas. ; H. C. Reed, jr., Sec’ty ; C. C. Curtis, 8. D.;
P. IL McDonnougb, J. D.; Wm. Marsh. R. W. seaman,
Geo. Falko, Trustees. Meets at Masonic Temple Ist and 3d
Tuesdays.
KEYSTONE LODGE, 235.—Joseph J. Jennings. M.; Ca
leb K. Brundage, S. W.; John M. Castra, J. W,; HenryL
Robertson, Treas.; Chas. AV. Hubbell, Sec’ty; John R.
Collins, S. D.; Wm. Henderson, J. D.; Samuel White,
Chas. Lohf, M. C.; Jacob Silloway, Jr., Andrew J.
Fisher, John F. Williams, Trustees.; Aaron Butterfield,
Tiler : Richard IL Whitehead Marshal. Meets at Odd
Fellows’ Hall, every Friday evening.
OSCAR COLES LODGE, 241—James H. Bunting, M.; A.
D. Hilliard, 8. D ; William H. Barbour, J D.: George W.
Wilgrove. Treas.: Henry C. Parke. Sec.: G. w. Walgrove,
A. D. Billiard, W. 11. Barbour, Trustees. Meets at Odd Fel
lows’ Hall, 2d and 4th Mondays.
JOHN D. WILLARD LODGE, 259.—George Renshaw,
M.; Henrv Wilson, S. W.; Arcnibaid Bradshaw, J. W.;
Thomas R, Smith. Treas.; TaomasJ. Drew, Sec’ty; Wil
liam C. Mead, 8. D.: John Fitzgerald, J. D.; John W. Sea
man, Henrv C. Dodge, M. c.: William Connolly, Charles
Z. Pond, James Haoden. Trustees; George T. Dollinger,
Historian : Edward White, Tiler. Meets in Odd Fellows’
Hall, Ist and 3d Tuesday.
ARCTURUS LODGE, 274—Joseph Mathers. M.; A. J.
Lynch, S. W.; R. Currie, J. W.; R. Corron, Treas.: C. E.
Orrox, Sec : Jno. H. vreen S D.; <■. Gottschalk, J. D.;
Jeremiah Mulford andß. Kelly, M. C.; J A- McCotnble,
E. 11. Egbert and E. W. Frost, Trustees: Sewell Fisk,
Tiler; John Valentine. Marshal. Meets at No. 8 Union
f-.qnaie, Ist and 31 Fridays.
GEORGE WASHINGTON LODGE 285.—George C. A. Ba
ker, M.; Charles Bergner, 8. W.; Thomas 11. Hall, J. W.;
Charles Tomkins, Treas.; Julius Wist, Sec’ty ; Charles
Meeker S. D.; Rich’d Browlow, J. D.; M. J. Kelly, Peter
Salvolli, M. C.; Dan’l Doherty, Ralph Bogert, John Mc-
Donough, Trustees ; C. Watling, Chaplain ; Ed. White,
Tiler. Meets at Masonic Memple every Friday.
»BPTUNE, 317—Martin England, M.; Jesse G. Keys, 8.
W.; William Berry, Jr., J. W.; William D. Bigelow,
Treas.; Harvey E. Parsons, Sec.; Daniel L. Griffiths, 8.
D.; George Walsh, J. D.; J. Lovelocx and Benjamin G.
Evans, M. C.; George .E. Mendum, George W. Thurber
and John Nixon, Trustees: James Sinclair, Chaplain:
Jonathan Whitaker, Tiier. Meets at Masonic Temple, 2d
and 4th Fridays.
ACACIA LODGE, 327.—u. Randolph White, M.; James
S. Smith. S. W.: J. A. Middleton, J. W.; Abm. J. ITarden
bergh, Treas.: Chas. W r . Taylor, Sec’ty; Jxs. E. Harden
berwh, 8. D.: Cnas. W. Browning, J. D.; Chas. J. Break, and
Benjamin McKeever, M. C.; spencer A. Richter, Marshal;
E. P. St. John, Organist; Johnson Fountain. Tiler. Meets
corner of Fourth and Greene sts., Ist and 3d Wednesdays.
PURITAN LODGE. 329—Samuel R. Kirkham. M.; Jacob
T. Boyle, S. W.; David H. Mandeville, J. W.; Isaac Bear,
Treas.; JohnF. Hornung, Sec.; Andrew J. Corgan. S. D.;
Asa D. Bennett, J. D.; George W. Leggett and T. Hmklns,
Stewards; R. A. Barry, John Cameron and G. L. Schay
ler, Trustees. Jacob L. Murry, Tiler. Meets corner of Ave
nv-e C aid Fourth street, Ist and 3d Thursdays.
CLINTON, 453.—Frederick Widdows, M.; Matthew 8.
Chambers, 3. W.; William R. Huntley, J. W.; Samuel
Saunders, Treas.; Henry Ellean, Sec.; Richard 8. Greene,
S. D.; Alexander Brower, J. D.; John A. Gassner, H irry
De Mars, M. (’.; Richard Horner. Organist; Johnson Foun
tain, Tiler. Meets at Masonic Temple, Ist and 3d Thurs
days.
STELLA LODGE, 435-Joseph Short, Jr., M., Benjamin
W. Palmer, 8. W.; E. IL Craige. J. W.; C. H Pellecre vi,
Jr., Treas.: Henry Bearn. Sec.; Robert Van Vorhies, S. D.;
Colin Llghibody, J. D.; Edwin Gates and Rev. J. S. So
rene, Chaplains; William S. Rowland and George Blsnop.
M. cf C.; Lorenzo D. Simons. Marshal Meets at No. 14
Court street, Brooklyn, Thursday.
MONITOR LODGE. 523. Daniel Suss, M.; Joel E.
Hyams, 8. W.; Jas. W. Wright, J. W. ;lE. Hyams, Treas.;
Nathaniel Knapp, Sec.; Sebastian Crolius, 8. D.; George
W. Westerfield, J. D.; Henry L. Lloyd, Tyler. Bros. Cody
and Jewett, M. C.; S. Cochran, J. Carlh; and Cuthbert,
Trustees; J. A. Rose, Chaplain: B. Martin, Marshall.
Meets Ist and 2d Wednesday, at No. 8 Union Square.
WASHINGTON HIGHTS LODGE, 530—E. P. Breed, M.;
William B. Harrison, 8. W.; Spencer B. Root, J. W.; H.
B. Langdon, Treas.; P. White, Sec.; William Hams. Jr.,
S D.; M. J. Quigg, J. D.; F. BL hop and J. Moore, M - C.;
William Johnston c. Townley. Stewards; C. E. Lang
don, Organist; G. W. Rocci. D. L. Baker ani William
Johnston, Trustees: George Kirkland. Tiler. Meets cor.
155 tn street and Tenth avenue, every Friday.
Charter Oak C 3? 219, F. Riad A.
M.—The members of this Lodge are hereby notified to as
semble m Gothic Room, Odd - ellows’ Hail, on Wednes
day evening, Dec. 23, A 1.5863, f. r the purpose of electing
Officers for the ensuing year. Punctual attendance Is re
quested. By order of WM. C. PECKHAM, M.
Wm B. Smkktom, Sec
No. 419.—The Members of
this Ledge, are hereby summoned to attend the next
regular communication, an Cues'day evening, Dec. 21,
irst., for election ot officers. come prepared
to pav out s. By order of the M.
A. P. MORIARTY, Scc’y.
Jg@“ Brooklyn. Be«- <7, 1863.-The mni
bersof ZERJCDATHA LODGE. No. 483 F and A. M., are
hereby summoned to aftend the Annual Comma ileatton
f. r the election of officers, to be held on the 2ist m»t., at
P M. ED. A. HODGSON. M.
J. Windib Fowier, Sec-
Wasonle< The meiabers of York o ?
N.i 197. .mi- i:<-r<-b' notified ih'.r. the ele dloe f>r
offic* rs o»‘the judge for the ensuing year, will t»K.< place
or Mofda.v evening, the 2lst in-r, cor. ot Fuerte and
Green*? str- et*
A rim alien dance is ret; ;• .-xed.
SurasMHM. The Brethrea of .Uirsari
Nu. 190, F. an ’ A’’. M , are hereby summoned to be present
ih r v(\; comm’jnication, We Ines lay < ye-
lling, Dec. 23, for tne election of offieers for the ensuing
Teiw "' 5 Cr °' n. BAIiBBT, M.
~^F^I s olar S<ar □,»«>. 245,F. and A.M.—
The r.;cml •..!< ate ■ m-tifi ‘d t<> attend the next regu
lar communication “it V.\ dae.-day evening. Dee. 23, at
o’clock. The annual elect!: n-f officers wiiltaxe place on
Uiat evening, \r
W. U. J.uiM. iWiy. I. BO.JXM. X.
KT HJrsm o, No. J7. of Jersey City, F.
AND A. M.—The members of Hiram Lodge are hereby
summoned io attoud the next regular Commdnlo i ton, ut
tl eir Looge Room, on Monday evening, Dec. 21, for the
purpose of electing officers for the onsuiiig year.
By order of
U. F. CRAWFORD, M.
Gro. E. Cutter. Pecretarv.
3@*Maßonle. f ile members of Mosaic □,
No. 418, F. A. M., are hereby summoned to attend thanext
regular communication of the Lo<l«e, Monday evening,
Dec. 21, for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing
- Dy order of the
P- P. V AMORRHOKr, Jr., Sec’ty. W. M.
fi@“ Pjraaii d o No. 499, F. and 1. H—The
members are notified to’be in attendance at the next regu
lar communication on Thursday evening the 24th. Busi
ness, the election of officers. By order of
William Wheeler. Sec’ty. WM. MAGEE, M.
putt No. 191, F. and A. Sl.—The mem
tiers are hereby summoned to attend the Annual Commu
nication for election of officers, to be held on Tuesday
evening, Dec. 22d. A. L. 5863.
By order of the M.
R. E. Jeffreys, Bec.
Masoule.—The members of Cyrns o No.
208, F. and A. M.. are hereby notified that the annual
election for officers of the Lodge will be held on Monday
evening next, the 21st Inst. A large attendance of the
members is particularly requested
II. B. C. MILLIKEN, M.
3®“- The members of Palestine o, No.
204. !•’. and A M., are hereby notified that the annual
election of officers will take place on Tnursday evening,
Dec. 2-ith, 1863. By order M.
CHAS. W. OTTIWELL,
___ Secretary.
afejr Pbtific Lodge, No. 233.—The Sfembers
of Pacific Lodge are summoned to be present at the regu
lar communication of December 24, (Christmas Eve),
when the Annual Election of Officers will be held
THOMAS JOHNSTON, Master
Jas. Hyde, Sec’y.
The members of Heary Clay a. No.
277, are hereby summoned to attend the next regu’ar
communication of this lodge at their rooms, No. 4)2 Grand
street, cn W ednesday evening Dec. 23, to elect officers f>c
the ensuing year. By order o f
James Murray, Sec. THOMAS MONTGOMERY, M.
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Army, the volunteers at present stationed in
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sented the aliove young and gallant officer with
a splendid gold chronometer watch, worth S3OO,
as a mark of their esteem and regards for him aa
an officer and a gentleman of the United States
Regular Armv; and whose career, in undaunted
braverv, daring of courage and indexible deter
mination in the field, and particularly in the
seven clays’ fight under Major-General McClellan
in his Peninsular Campaign, have made him the
object of particular and well earned notice.
The presentation ceremony took place in the
Mercer House, corner ot Mercer and Broome
streets, owned by Mr. James Haddon, which
capacious hotel is a favorite rendezvous with the
military of New York. It is but justice to say
that the gallant contributors above were well
represented.
The watch was presented by Quartermaster
Ferguson, of the 13th New York Cavalry, who
addressed I.ieut. Smith in avery suitable speech.
He was followed by Captain 8. Lamed, late of
Texas, who was unanimously chosen to preside
on the occasion, and the latter gallant officer
made avery feeling and impromptu e oeoch. Ad
dresses were also delivered by Captain Smith,
12th Infantry; Capt. -Alex. Graham, Messrs. Wm.
11. Walker, Military Sabsistoaoo Contractor
Lannsburv. Brooklyn; Capt. It. C. Parker, Lieu
tenants Al. Dolan, G. Urban, Regular Army, and
others. When these had passed deserving oiilo
giums on the worthy recipient, Lieubt n mt S ahb
rose to return his sincere thanks to the L-Aui
guished party in an elegant and appropriate
speech, which was frejuentiy interrupted by
deafening applause.
Itefrestiments for all present were tnoa serie:,
up in Mr. Haddon’s usnil good stylo; toasts and
speeches were the theme of the .Awning, after
which iho meeting separated with, deafening
cheers for Lieutenant Smith, t ■iptein Lamod,
iho chairman., and the and friends pres
ent. The wli' -la affiir was most harmoniously
and. pleasingly guuo through with.
Sunday Edition, Oee.
fiemis fur
A Plea for Old Bachelors. —One of
tfcfe unhappy sect, the Baltimore S'widu.y moved
by a serene pity for bls miserable fellows, for whom no
body else has any considerable amount of compassiOM,
thus excuses himself, and argues in favor of celibacy. In
his own words:
’ ( etting well married is a start in life lam not think
ing to much ot the marriage portion or the increased con
nection. But it braces many a man for his daily task, the
thought of those at home, to whom he is so very, very
mticb. An ordinary man wib beat up wonderfully under
the odious grind ot almost unceasing labor, if the cash
books and ledgers be as so many miirors reflecting tM
dear faces of wife and chiidrcu. Still, here, again a mis
take is wofully injurious. There Wits rn outcry recently
abotn the selfishness of men not marrying. Mon are
somefimes very selfish in marrying. Some men dearly
ough not to marry They are destitute of all thos.' quali
ties which make a good married man. They cannot hit
straightforward at difficulties : they cannot iicar minor
troubles calmly ; or, if they can fulfil eno requirement,
they cannot the other. I am not married, if I were, I
could face the butcher’s bill but I should cower under
the results of ‘ baby being washed.’ Kent day might
come, and find me equally unp epared and undaunted,
but mamma scolding and nobby screaming w< n d throw
roe into despair.
“Another man could bear these small vexations, but
would be weighed down by the serious responsibilities
of married lite. Neither I nor th s man ought to marry.
It would be a decidedly wrong start to do so. I wonder
why Macauley did not marry ? it has been stoutly denied
that he was in any degree a selfish man. He may havu
felt that unmarried he couid bo of far greater use to tho
world Gian would be practicable should he clog himself
with wife and children. A Mrs. Macauley might bare
stood terribly in the way of those splendid literary labors.
Yes, I maintain the good sense and unselfishness of soma
men in not marrying. I stand up as a champion for old
bachelors in the mass. The man ot all my acquaintance
whom I should pitch upon tor a clear judgment, a kind
heart, and upright mind, and the possession of those quali
ties which are so very precious in every one, indeed, but
especially in a husband and father, this man Is not mar
ried. He who foregoes the undoubted pleasures of mar
ried life may have a keen idea of those pleasures. It Is
seldom you know precisely what has kept him from the
path into which most men so eagerly rush. There may
co a perfect explanation of his seeming indifference, and
you should hesitate t<» declare any inevitable connection
between the old bachelor and selfishness.
St. NicnoLAa.—St. Nicholas, or as
the children call him Santa Claus, is the very merriest
genius it has ever fallen to our lot to become acquainted
with. With his odd whims, his quaint old fashioned vi*»
age, his magic fingers, what a charm there is in the merest
mention of him. How eagerly childish hearts list to hear
his fabled footfalls, the jingle of his merry sleigh bells, th>
clatter of his swift runners; listen, and listen in vain, for
10l sleep seals up weary eyelids, and Santa Claus comes,
and is gone, and morning breaks to fin 1 the Christina;
store he has left in the tiny stock'nfor tiny fingers to
explore, vet no trace save this o' his sb visit. Rut «uch
a inarvelious store! No wonder human genius has taxed
itself for some way to find especial favor with me “auid.
bedie,” that it might contrive a lease upon his exhamc-
Icss repository. And “where there is ajjwiil there is
away,” which latter. Mr. Wm Kixzey, of Nos. 221 end 2 B
Eighth avenue, has succeeded at 1 isc in discov ©ring, and
as a consequence counters, bones, shelves, and tables, ar®
talr.iv groaning unoer the weight of the good Saint s iacur
minabJe contributions. Nothing has been forgotten that
can delight his youthful esrthly proteges. There are toys
musical, and toys magnetic, toys useful, and toys orna
mental ; all sorts of imaginable things that wo never
dreamed of heretofore. And besides thia ample conAder
ation for the boys and girls he has well remembered th-dr
elders, who have not entirely got over their old childish
notions, and have a very foolish habit of feeling happier
for an unlimited space of time, if some “merry Christ
inas'’ offering findsits way to their possession upon taat
fairy eve. His skill!ul gnoonsani elfins have been at
work to weave and embroider delicate handkerchief*
and exquisite little collars and lace setts for his fairer
favorites ; others have carved and fashioned ornaments
of Parian marble and alabaa ar ; work-boxes of rare
woods, lined with rose-color, or white, or blue ; and a
myriad of nameless yet beautiful gifts. Then, for the
sterner sex, lady-loves, mothers, or sisters, have to thank
the good genius for affording them most appropriate
offerings in the shape of preitv cigar-stands, the sight of
which would frighten away the blues from the selfish
“ lords,” for at least a month. Praise be to Santa Claus t
Smoking. —Not long since we record
ed the fact, that the fashionable fair of London among
other vagaries had introduced the practice of smoking in
society. Her gracious Majesty, the Queen, beheld with
surprise this new exhibition of eccentricity upon the part
of her feminine subjects, and sh?ak«d and overwhelmed
took a sudden aversion to smoking, whether the partici
pants were masculine or femtaine, and in accordance
with this aversion lately issued an order prohibiting all
smoking within the limits of the palace at Windsor. Ima
gine the general consternation thus excited; however,
there was no alternative but to obey the royal mandate.
Now in our Democratic country where people do pretty
much as they please, the u«e of the weed dally
grows in favor, and the fair sex having found its Influence
is yet more captivating than their pretty entreaties, have
turned about, and determined to humor their refractory
opponents to the utmost extent. R. 11. Macy, at Nos. 2)1
. nd 206 Sixth avenue, having lorscen this conclusion, h is
provided his establishment with the neatest appurt nan
ces for the convenience of lovers of the* “Havana” we
have ever seen. Now {that we have excited curiosity,
we are not disposed to gratify it by descriptions that must
all short of the reality, but recommend the curious to
makeJi personal inspection of these pretty trifles. Mr.
Macy has also been adding largely to his usual stock oH
i re embroideries and laces, fans, handkerehio s, and the
multitude of mysterious arrangements intended as prea
< nte for the holidays.
CcußTsm? in the 19th Century.—
This is a remarkable age—we don’t think any one can
doubt it—everything progresses upon a wonderful scale,
ust as courtship in England, according to the subjoined
from the Surrey Standard, would seom to do. “On a re
cent Saturday, the inhabitants of Eastbourne were
amused by singular intelligence, proclaimed by the ‘town
crier,’who, having given the usual summons with the
bell, and his clear and stentorian ‘O yes,’ announced the
fact—not that a lady had lost her lover—but that she
wished to obtain one. It appears that the lady in question
met a gentleman in the bazaar held for the benefit of the
Wesleyan Chapel Fund. The agreeable manners and per
sonal appearance of the gentleman so pleased the lady
that she desired a more private and prolonged interview,
and being ignorant of the name and address of the gen
tleman, she called to herald the towh crier to announce
to the loved one that bis presence was requested on the
Parade between the hours of eight and nine, P. M.”
Latest Dress Patterns. —Now that
the New Year la so near at hand, end so many
wardrobes are being replenished with silk?, moirw,
&c., intended for that important epoch, the question of
most interest io femirduo minds, is the style and pattern,
in which the new fabrics shall be made
Madams Dkmorrst In ans ver v this requirement, has
offered to her lair patrons in the Winter number of her*
<>/some of the newest and prettiest de
signs. patterns of which are always procurable at her
Magaein Des Modes No. 473 Broadway.
Among the. specialities here, v. e may mention the bo?t
kinds of crirollne. T he useful and absolutely necessiry
** Dress Elevator,” designee to raise the sidrt from the
wet pavenunts which are so frequently inflicted uoon us
at this season of the year, and the most superior French
Coutille corsets. In response to many iuqui i s we will
add that there is a spcclai department where dress and
cloak making are exclusively attended to, with ail possi
ble care and dispatch.
Rather Amusing. The latest in
stance of the insane policy of stopping a newspaper be
cause one number contained an article that was displeas
ing, was thr.t of Miss Sophronla Jones, at the West, who
ordered her subscription to the to cease because
the editor of the sheet had not independence enough t >
refuse to publish the m wriage of her old sweetheart to
Amanda Brooks. It was bad enough, Sopbronia thought,
to lose her beau, but to have nis marriage te another put
into tier naper, was more than Western flesh and blood
could stand. She will borrow' the paper hereafter of her
neighbor Prcctor. and, oi course, will read the mar
riages the first thing
Economy or Sj.wing Machines.—We
need not enlarge on the benefits of sewing machines. It
is no exaggeration to say that a woman can in a day do
ton times as much ordinary sewing with a machine aa
she clm do by hand. The interest on a flfty-dollar ma*
chine is only three or four dollars a year, which is a
small consideration compared to its advantages.
The Wheeler A Wilson macliine we have used during
five years, and can bear full testimony in its favor. Moro
of these machines are sold and used, we believe, than of
all the other good kinds together : which is a strong proof
of the satisfaction they give. They sew with a double
thread, both sides of the fabric showing the same stitch,
lor cverv kind of sewing, especially when the samestitch
is required on both sides, we prefer the Wheeler «fc Wil
l- Oil. Amr rican Agriculturiat.
Wives and Carpets.— -The Chicago
Juumalf in a thoughtful mood, thus philosophizes on these
themes : “ In the selection of a carpet you should always
prefer one with small figures, for the two webs of which
the fabric consists are always more closely interwoven
than in carpetings where large figures are wrought.
There is a good deal of true philosophy in this that will
apply to matters widely different from the selection ot’
carpets. A. man commits a sad mistake when he selects a
wife who cuis too large a figure on the great carpet of life
—in ether words, makes much display. The attractions
fade—the web of lite becomes worn and weak, ar-d all the
gay figures, that seemed so charming at first, disappear
Uke Summer flowers in Autumn.”
Abstinence from crinoline, it seems,
is a badge of secesh loyalty in the South-West. A corre
spondent of a morning paper, who has been at Memphis,
says that, though hoops are plentiful there, the ladies
have agreed among themselves not to wear them. It is
their secret sign—their badge—their rebel flag. No
longer allowed to flaunt past our gallant fellows with
their badges and flags pinned to their dresses and bon
nets, they have hit upon this plan. They will wear no
more hoops. That is their rebel mark now ; and one, the
other day, when asked if that was the reason, tossed up
her bead and said: “Yes, it is; and you Yankees can’t
make us wear hoops, either.”
The Ladies.—“l have ever found,”
says a sensible writer, “that men who are really most
tend of the society of ladies, who cherish for them a higte
respect, nay, reverence them, are seldom most popular
with the sex. Men of more assurance, -whose tongues arc
lightly hung, who make, words supply the place of ideas,
and place compliment in the room of sentiment, are the
favorites. A true respect for women leads to respectful
action towards them; and respect is usually a distant ac
lion, and this great distance is taken by them for neglect
and v, ant of interest.”
Jones, since his marriage, has taken
to talking slightingly or the holy estate. Brown was tel
ling him of the death of a mutual friend's wife, whom
“the disconsolate” had courted for twenty eight years,,
and then mairled. She turned out t:be a perfect virago,
and dhd two years after the wedding. ‘'Tnere,” said.
Jcr.es. ‘■tntre’slact; Boe what the tellow escaped by a
lang courtship . ”
A. Scrupulous Widow. —A gentleman
-76 rears of age, residing In Rhode Island, recently lost his.
V, ite by death. A ven- rati ■- lady, a neighbor, nearly five
rec,years, was asked if shehad called on her old friend
sine., he ha I bed bls wife. “Why ’ she answered inal
mcutindlguant mirprl-r. ‘ao, indeed I It would not loot
well fox a widow like mo to call on him now, os.lxe ia. a.
widower.”
Enticing Away Negroes*- —J'or sev-.
tral weeks past New York recruiting agonte hava
beta forai-ging in New tereey fol colored tolttr..
teci-s. with .'-'.vuidvi able success. It in said that,
they have been picking- them, up at the rate of
ten to fifteen a day. On Friday an ag-.-i.t was
about to cross to Now Y “ A with three colored
recruits from Rahway, bnt they -sera intercepted
at the ferry by a deletlyve. The agent mau-tgod
io escape, butfhe iie r xoes were tj-ken to tlm re
cruiting office, and bo c-t'iklited.
Io New Jersey.

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