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ttvtry Thuridfty tHorhlng,
" -0. L. POORMAN.
. i. w eoora Kul of Court HtnM,
'ingle .ubMrlb.f, pec annum, (In advaa.)". ."! Ot
' Within .1 month. J J
Afler thai Una
GT'N papar dleeentliiod antll all arrearage! art pud,
leapt ai in option ! th" punllther.
Business Cards.
Attorney at Law & Notary Public
QrFICB Uiraa dam Eeet d( Ilia Cann Itoaee,
HAS r turned tht prirtic f Med i chit and Surg cm.
ftrtitlanct) Eftt and of town. Office at Drug Stew
Attorney & Counselor at Law
tinf. olaihsVille, o.
. V
OWHCK Mn.nnlo Hall Building, a tow duora Keat ol
th Court llonae.
.-fpeci.l attention given In the rollection of 61. tint
Sfin.iihe p.dTBTnmftnt for Bounty. Back Pay, Pen.iona,
fay for Hotee. of oihef properly lom in the aervice, Ac.
. . D. D. T. COWEN,
kFFICR an North aid. af Main atraet, a lew dour.
" Ea.t of Marietta .inet. fe7
Dr. John Alexander,
imci AND RES1 DK.NCB la the Seminary prop-
rty, Weal end of town. fe7
IVTNO prmnemly loeaied hi ST. Cl.AIRSVU.T.E
weeie. reipeoiriiMf annauuce that fie if
fnitred , prforn all alteration! pertainlnif,
i prefet iin
PT-A11 work Warranted la rive natUfactioft.
" OFFICE a few door linn of the Na.iei.al Hotel, and
aearlyappMttetlteOhreHieleer1.ee. fol .
CAPITA!....... 60,000.
BANK open from t. it. amtit S r. at. Bieaoant daya
Tueadaye at 10 .-
Money received on Depoeif.
Collection, made and proceed, promptly remitted.
Exchange bo.glit and aeld.
Rom J Alexander, . offn Darren,
David Brown. Jo.eph Voodman.ee.
" D. D. T. C0WEM, rsoaUrfrf.
, W. 0. Wbloat, Caaaiea. ai)'5-f
Rhodes & Warfleld,
(aaeeaaare to Rhode, k. tiro.)
... StrUtgeport, Ohio.
unsrioisr house,
THIS Hotel, in Morritown, to long known aa the
-I,ippincoti llou.0," liaa been piirchaaed by and
la now kept liy the under.igned.
. ' Th. traveling publio are nfl.nred that no pain, will be
aparectoinaue ift.g-iie.l.ol una Huuae eomlortabie.
Good etables.
Bill, moderate.
A. JE. COOK, Proprietor.
(l.ale of Lancaster, Ohio.)
THIS HOUrtK la aituated betweeu the depot, ot
Ike Central Ohio, Ballimor. and Obio.and the Cleve
. aad aad Pitudmrgk Rail Koada. The Proprietor Ilea put
drie jloaa. and the fiirnitara in tr.l-clne. order. He ia
ipwparad a aanmm.d.M Ilia Iravalinf puhlio at all
ld friend, aall and aa. ate.
liAn.rATtn or in. uut
s Thresher, Separator & Cleaner
4 aad t Korea Power. Alto, the Ohio Open Tumbling
Threshing Machines,
t, 4 and Horae Tower,
1 tl'UANKrUI.. FOR PAST FAVORS, would with to
' JL inform her ou.loni.r. end the pub
'la. Dial eae hae r.vetved and ia now
'Hpeaiiig .
CV Npemdiel Aa.ortment
.'''.-' . l
r iBlcnnet Trimmings,
'ajkSawUtfag of FLOWERS, RIBBONS
'jiUI. XINM OF TRIMMINGS and i. prepared lo
oka and trim all kind, of konneta with neauieaa and
o.palok. I?"'-
150,000 Apple Trees,
and a
good aMomaant ot
reeehea. Peara, Pluma, Charriea, Apnoeta, ecta
' (- Jhiaa, vrapett, Uurrenta, Hiac.oernea, navpner-
' aHrawberhea, Bvargreens, Ac, fc. Ao
At the
4 milel northwest ot bL Uiairsruie.
licet to .uil Ih. preKiil dma.
. cfvll order, promptly ait.nded,to.
lNDUCKMUNTS TO tOT3N rS.Wa will ofTar great
bldacaiaeal. to Ag.at. who with to engage in th. Ml.
, "'""TkAos CO,
;: ot kit. Clairaville, Ohio.
- J. H. WEST & CO.,
Brug8, Chemicals & Hardware
Notions, Perfuniery, &c, &c.
Dpi. J. R. tPF.F.R, IM, Perm alreat, Piiubargh, near
St. Clair Hotel, atiende to th. lre.un.niof all
a.l.a f the) Ryii and perfurma all aparatiouane
oaaaary far laoir euro. ,
RefortBoeo Rev. Wm. It. Pajlt.a, Re. Wm. A.
raaaavank aatt-Aa
l5ow lodsted' iir m bsw arid btttar pW)
. m v. -k,.ln MkMuiam of everV atvla aad eviea.
C J Pleura, of ...rir kind framed to order', oa .hort
5-lOTURKU ot oeiebriiie. alw.y. oa oalo.
' Bailding a low doora Weal of lao TnaMiafr Ofloo,
T ll i a. .. aar" ;
am, OaUa. -mmm aa aaa aw.
Hjft k ajl ad W woailrw.
Established in 1813.
lO, 18G4.
Series-Vol. 4, No. 41.
Selected Poetry.
Dear, raf coquette ! but once we mel,
But once, and yrl 'iwi once loo orient
Plunrrd uuawnrce in thy ailvery tmn-e
AllTain my prayere her heart lotwifleui
Yet Memrd to true her rye of blue.
Vein d lids and lotifrrai nphe under.
Good anol dwelt UiTcin. I felt,
And could have knell in reverent wonder.
Poor heart, aladTwhat eye could pn"
The auburn nm of eurl careMinR?
Her pure, while blow nade rrfitil now
liy thU eimplicity of Iresiue;!
Lipn dewy, red, ae Cupiri'a -led
Of roe-lruvce Mpreud on Mount 1 1 ' in-ttu J
With halm imbued. tlty miRltt he wooed,
iiui ah, coy prude! he will not let ue!
No Jf wele derk hfrrndiant tTpek
W hut peurl would t rk lie hue lo rival ?
A pin of Toldthe fhiou u'd
A ribbon fuld. or eotne uWi tride.
O pael belief ! the lilj'n leaf
In dark relief neiioff the-whitenena
Of all the brcaet not veiled and pn ut
Beneath her coUnr'a Quaker li;hUieee!
And milk-white robe o'er inewier flnbe,
Ae Homo n maid are drawn by Gibbon,
With cIrmic tale are fre.ntly brnred
Around her wnint henemh a rtblKin J
And thence unrolled in billowy fold,
Profiler and Imld a ilkn torrent
Not hide but dim each rounded limb,
Well turned and trim and pi amp, 1 warrant !
O Quake maid, wefe I more maid,
Or you a nhnde lesa archly pious;
If itohereAt tuil from crown to boot
Could chanee uproot your Quaker blue!
How frlndly no in weed of woe.
From head to toe my frame I'd cover.
That iir tltc end, the convi-rt friend
Miehl thus acnd a convert lover!
Harper Weekly.
BY MILES O'RIELLY. Choice Miscellany.
Prof. Halstead's Girl.
A oratehctv and contrary old clinn was
Joe Shellnnbarger, a rich fanner, atinuliKli
an the donkey in his barn. II 9 had made
his jfay in tho world by the dojrgodcst ob
stinacy seizing hold of whatever came in
his way, and retaining that hold as though
life depended upon it. Joel 8- uiuhsliuesg
had literally beon the making of him, though
yon mightn't have considered tho little pot
bellied thick-skulled old man as tuuoh ot a
make after all,
J03I had one son a handsome, clear
headed, active young man tall, straight a
young larch, and as set in his way when
he chose to have one, as old Joel himself.
This son, as he grew up, had proved a great
assistance to his tuibcr in working the farm
and his services had been made tho most of,
the roan managing to keep him at homo
with him some time after he ought to have
been doing tor lumn'It. riot an acre ot the
father's poshesmotis was ever called the son's;
he owned nothing in the world save aborte
which some neighbor had given him when
it was a sickly colt, and some sheep obtained
much in the samo manner ; and the old
man grudged htm even the keeping of these.
Joel Shellohbttrger and his son Anson
differed often, but there were two points on
which the dirierence amounted to something
serious. The tirst point concerned educa
tion, for which the old man had profound
contempt and the eon had not. There wus
a oollcga some dozen miles from the - Shel
lenbarger farm, nud thiihor having
thoroughly prepared himself, in spite ot
ialherly opposition Anson betook himself,
in spite ot the same continued opposition,
and by one contrivanco and another', Rnd
helped out by his mother's small marketing,
kept himself there till he graduated. Joel
Shellonbarger contested the ground inch by
inch, but afraid iq his solfishneM to do any
more than to be obstinate, lest his son
should leave him. That va the fiist point
of diterenne, and that was how Anton fet
tled it. The second point was not likely to
be ot so easy an arrangement.
At collego Anson had found something
besides graduating honors. He had ohanccd i
upon a very charming combination ot brown
curls and axuie eyes a red-linped. dimnlo
cheeked fairy, daughter of onw of tho pro-
tessnrs, who, instead ot curving her dainty
lip at the homespun suit which his poverty
and his father's niggardliness compelled him
to wear, never seemed to be conscious of
anything or anybody else when ho was by. '
In short, Anson had found rome one to
love, somebody that he wanted to marry, as
he gravely informed his father. You should
have seen the old man's eyes; it was a
mercy they were f aid in their sockets. Here
was gratitude ( This Anson, having already
defrauded his old father of so much of his
time, was going now t set his seal upon his
absurdity and disobedience by marrying s
"towng r I" Bad enough to marry any
one, seeing his father wasn't through with
him yet but a town girl I He should never
consent, and every Shellenbarger aore should
go to strangers before Anson should have
oue, if he persisted in an idea so ridiculous!
. "And pray what harm is there in being a
town girl?" questioned Barbie Halstead,
when Anson told her, half-laughing, half
vexed, and altogether rueful for without
assistance from bis tat her he could not marry
Barbie for s long time yet. Anson luughed
again, but with some embarrassment, say
ing, ''My father is afraid thai a daughter
of Prolessor Halstead would net make a
very good farmer's wife."
"Does he think ?" Barbie hesitated,
looking with smiling perplexity at her little
white bands.
'"That these pretty hands don't know
much about brewing and baking, eto? Ex
actly; I believe he thinks just that."
"Then he thinks wrong," said Barbie,
reddening, and looking up at her lover with
s comical little pout, ' Mian 1 1 bear you
gay you needed a servant at home! I've a
mtllU IU U uumi anu uuui iui fjictw.
Anson laughed again enjoyineiy.
"We need one badly enough, hut my
father will not suffer one inside the house.
'Why, how do you live thesT Who
cooks for you now that your mother is ill ?"
"W do our own cooking," Anson said
with a return of the half-smiling, half-embarrassed
expression. "We cook for our
selves, or do without."
Tho very day iucoeediog the one which
witnessed this eonvsrsation, Anson wss at
horns busying himself over some culinary
operations when the outside door, whioh
stosd ajar, was noiselessly opened and a sin
gularly attired farm presented itself on the
threshhold. It wort a red and green plaid
dress, the ohecks very large, avsllow shawl,
and very frowsv and tumbled white bon
net. " A red feather, nearly as loag as An
son's arm, streamed from aoe side, and with
in tht brim floDDsd the immense frill of a
osd whioh el una close around the face of the
straacer. The faos what could be seen of
it was a very curioos one to be Imids of
such a bonnet and can. Just nsw,. as she
surveyed th kitchen and Anson hertelf
still unsson the muscle about her mouth
twitched nervously, and her eyes twinkled
with roguish brightness.
Presently Anson lookud that wy.
Instantly the facetosk lugubrious length,
and coming into the room the girl said, in
sinuatingly, but without looking at him,
"An would ye be a hirin' a servant the
day T" And stood fidgeting with the fringe
of hor shawl. t
"I believe not," said Anson coloring with
some annoyance, perhaps at the nature of
his employment.
"Shure, Sir, sn' the lady that sint me
God bless her swate eyes ! said you'd bs
shure to take mo on the recommendation,
which 1 has in my pocket and hero' 'lis
nsw." m
She gave him a little note which proved
to be from Barbio tlalsted. Anson read, if
with very lovur like oarefulness, but shook
hi head.
''I am very sorry, my good girl, but we
do not wish to hiro a servant."
"Belike your father mayn't object whin
be toes uis," the girl persisted.
Anson looked at the soiled white bonnet
snd the red feather, and repressing a smile,
wondered what his father wouJd say. But
was ot too kindly a nature to be willing to
expose even this servant to his father's
rough manner. He repeated what he had
said before assuring her that it woald be of
ho uss to see his father.
The girl stood a moment "if ye plaze,
sur, I'll just see him a momint. Belike ho
may take a likin' to the look o me."
And before ho could reply she hsd cross
ed the room, and stood upon the threshold
of the next, Anson followed presently,
curious to see what sort of a .reception she
would get,
"Shure an I'll do more'n than I'm worth
to yecs," she was saying with innnoent em
phasis as Anson entered. She talked rap
idly, pouring out such a torrent of word
that the old man could not by any possibil
ity slip one in among them, and sat regard
ing her with an expression of the most lu
dicrous nstonishment.
This remarkable volubility completely
baffled the old man's slowness. He could
not say a word if he wished to, and when
she concluded at last with "I kin make flaD-
jacks and corn bread that 'd bring the very
eyes out iv yur head, and make yo swalley
yer tOngus with delightsouieness" (if he
nad a weakness it was for flaD-iacks and
corn bread.) ho could only twirl his thumbs
in a sort of delicious awe and ask hor with
a cunning smile how uiuch she expected to
get for doing all thom things."
"Seventy-five cints a week," was the
I rmnpt reply.
With a still more cunning laugh Joel of
fered her half the mooc. Greatly to his
amazement, she agreed at once, and he
found himself, to use bis own expression,
"in for it." To add to his chagrin, Anson
stood by, laughing with intense enjoyment.
But the iriri, without further ado. rire-
coeded te disencumber herself of bonnet
and shawl, and vaninh in the direction of
the kitchen before anythlng'hould bs said.
As she shut the door she .stole a glance at
Anson that made him start and bits his lip.,
and presently ho stole kitchenward also.-r-She
was already at wort, handling the broom
like an adopt, and grumbling in her rich
brogue at the dust that had accumulated in
the corners ; for the extent of Anson's and
his father's sweeping had been to brush the
corner of the room, somewhat to the disad
vantage of tho rest.
She did not look up as Anson entered ;
but he sat down deliberately and furtively
watched her. For some time, she seemed un
conscious of this scrutiny, but she presently
turned, and clasping both little hands upon
the top of tho broom handle, said with a
mixture of bravado and archness too natural
to be mistaken,
"Well, Anson, what do you think?"
The young man laughed and looked an
noyed in the same breath.
"Then, it is you, Barbie?" he said. "I
was suspecting something ( thesort."
"Not till I looked at you," said the girl,
roguishly, retreatintc as he approached.
"Do you think this is quite the thing,
Barbie ?"
"Sure an' why ain't it the thing for a
poor girl to be gcttin' her living decently
and honestly?"
And that was all he could get out of her.
Having acknowledged her identity with
Barbio for an instant she was the most un
approachable "Biddy" the next, and would
have nothing to say to him savt iu that
"Does your father know of this,rBarhie ?
what would ho say?" asked Anson anxious
ly. "Sure an' it's not me own fader would be
interferon' wid me, would he?" said Biddy.
In vain were all remonstrances with the
roguish and wilful girl. She persisted in
being Biddy even to him, and maintained a
distance between them very different from
that between him and Barbie in her own
proper self. Annoyed, provoked, chagrined,
almost angry, the advent of his father forced
him to retire from the kitchen, for fear of
betraying Barbie's secret, whick bs would
not have done for a great deal.
It was several hours before ha could re
turn to the house, his father having joined
him, and upon one pretext and anothor de
tained him. When at last they entered to
gether, kitchen and sitting room, both of
which had been in a most untidy state when
they left, had undergone such a remarkable
renovating process that old Joel drew back
at first, thinking he had set foot in some
body else's house instead of his own. Sup
per was smoking on the table such a sup
per as old Joel at- least had not seen for
months. To crown all Mrs. ShelUnbarger
was sitting, propped with pillows, in a great
easy chair, and looking wonderfully content
ed, and with reason the poor lady had not
had a woman's hand about ber before) since
her illness. They lived in such an isolated
inhospitable manaer, that very few of their
ueiguoers even know that lUrs. shellenbar
ger was not as woll as nsual. Biddy, at
uhe called herself, had tidied the poor lady
up tu a wouuenui manner.
Joel Shellenbarger sat down to the daint
ily unread table, and made a most heartv
and Keenly relished meal, glanoiug askanoe
at Biddy meanwhile. Anson, strange to
sav, ate very little, and ha watched Biddy
askanoe too.
This was only the beginning of reforms
this daring girl instituted. First, however.
as muoh, perhaps, for ber. own peace of
mind as Anson s knowing that mother and
son were fast friends, and always sf one
mind she told her secret to Mrs. Snellen
baraer. and fairly wheedled the srood ladv
into approval It is true that the shook ber
bead at first, and looked wondrously shook'
d. But it was so obarming to have those
soft little bands fluttering about her, and to
Me suoh brightness ana comfort spring up
around that she could not for htr own sake,
help countenancing, as much as silence
could, Biddy's mysterious preseace.
I haven't tlmo to give you all the partic
ulars, but having made so goodabeginning,
with a true Irish ficility, Biddy established
herself in a very short time completely in
the graces of the old man. He had a lurk
ing likeness for neatness and order, and
Mrs. Shellenbarger pnor lady wasn't a
very tidy housekeeper. Under the new reign
order grew out of chaos; the bouse seemed
in holiday garb all the time, and an atmos
phere of social cheerfulness pervaded every
thing. One morning oidilv had said something
about leaving the day before the old man
ended a grumbling complaint to Anson with
"I never see no good come of addieation
yet. If hadn't a beon for that college busi
ness you might have taken a liking to a sen
sible girl, and she to you. " lie glanced at
Biddy as he spoke, She turned scarlet, and
came near dropping the dish sho was hold
ing. It wss not the first time Anson had
heard such insinuations, and he rather en
joyed them.
"See here, father, " be said, roguishly,
"just you pick me out a wife, and see what
will come of it. "
"The only girl I know of, Worth having,
won't have you. I dare say would you,
Biddy?" Joel said grumbling, but sudden
ly turning to the girl.
Anson was smiling maliciously. Bridget
O'Flynti had kept Barbie's lover at a most
tantalising and unrelenting distance all this
time. Hs was taking his revenge now.
Making a desperate effort, Biddy raised her
confused senses t say, with considerable
"Shure, sir, an' it isn't sacsilf that'll be
afthnr bavin' any mon till I'm asked. "
" Biddy, will you have met" said Anson,
gravely, extending his hand.
" I will that now, " said Biddy, promptly
putting her hand in his, while old Jooloame
near choking with amazement It was too
late to recedo, however, whether he had
really wished such a thing or not, as they
soon' mado him understand. He went out
of doors presently and privately pinched
himself to ascertain if he were in his senses
or not. Seeing the two standing by the
window in close conversation soon after, he
crept with the same laudable intention to
ward thein, under the oover of the bushos
that grew by the house.
"Now, Barbio," Anson was saying laugh
ingly, " what is to be done next f I must
say you've managed wonderfully so far; but
what do you suppose ho'll say when be
knows you are not Biddy at all? "
"Not Biddy at all I" screamed Joel
Shellenbarger, struck with a sudden sus
picion of he knew not what, as he started
out of his covert.
There stood Biddy, the whits frill of her
close cap as immense as ever. She laughed
though, when she saw him. and deliberately
taking off her cap, shook her bright curls
all over her face, and reaching toward him
her little hand, said, archly : "Shure, sir,
an' ye won't be afther hatin' a poor girl be
cause her name's Barbie Halstead instead
of Biddy O.FIynn. . , .
You you Professor Halstead's girl I "
' " Professor Halstead is my fatlior, sir,"
said Barbie in her natural tone.
".What's that?".
Barbie repeated it.
"And you're not Irish ?"
"Niver a bit! " . -
The old man stood a moment, clouds gath
ering in his face.
"Well, Anson, " he said,' rather surlily,
"you've outwitted me again much good
may it do you. You'd better get, out the
horses now, and take Halstead's girl home.
He must want to see her by this time. "
"Yes, sir." Aud Anson colored with
mingled anger and amusement. - ,
Barbie did not change countenance, bow
ever. Extending that pretty hand of hers
sgain, she said, sweetly, "you'll shake
hands with me, sir? "
Joel Shellenbarger turned back and gave
his hand awkwardly. The girl took it in
both of hors, bending her bright, aroh face,
toward him, and saying, "I shall oome back
seme time, sir. Will you be glad to see
Joel hummed and yawned, and stammer.
ei out at last, "Yes, yes; come back, Biddy
I mean Miss O'Flynn I mean Miss"
" Barbie, " suggested tbe girl, quietly.
"Yes, come back; and the sooner the
better. There, Anson, make the most
Barbie did come back in a very few weeks
too, and nobody was gladder to see her than
old Joel, though ho was a little shy at first
of Professor Halstead's girl. She soon
made him forget, however, everything save
that she was Anson's wife ; and the way be
humored the sly puss to sundry grants of
money, refurnishing and repairs, &o., I
csuldn I begin to toll you. But I'd like you
to see the Shellenbarger place since Barbie
has gone there to live.
The Printer.
The Belfast (Ireland) Mercury gives tho
following in relation to printers: "From
high to low they are the same careless,
light-hearted, clever, well-informed, reckless
fellows knowing bow to act better than
they do nothing at times everything it
the oocasiou requires, or the fit takes them.
No sooner are they comfortable in one town
than they make tracks for another,' even
though though they travel on "hair-space"
means. And to whac will they not turn
their hands? 'We have seen, says an Amer
ican Editor, 'one and the same individual
of the craft, a minister in California, a law
yer in Missouri, a sheriff in Ohio, a boat-
. - I - ; .
man on a western canai, sailing a privateer,
an auctioneer in New York, and a pressman
in a great printing effioe. Nor are these
characteristics of the printers confined to
any oountry ; they are everywhere the Same.
We have met them as lecturers, actors, trav
eling preachers, ventriloquists in fact, ev
erything. Weiave met on the tramp in
this country, members of this roving profes
sion from all parts of the globe French
men, Spaniards, Portugese, Germans, and
Swedes aud all apparently as much at
homo as in their own oonntry. Ardent lov
ers of liberty, kingcraft finds but little favor
in their eyes. They are always with the
people.' When the Chartist excitement
was raging in England, the most eloquent
leaders jn the movement were printers.
When the barricades were raised in Paris,
in 1848. the compositors cast their types in
to bullets and fired them at the royalists
troops. When the Americana were at war
with Mexico, Gen. Taylor's regiment was
composed aunost entirely oi printers, ana
they were the bravest of bis troops. .
A crrr confectioner advertises broken
hearts for thirteen cents per pound I-Th
Cowahd's "Asms. "His leg.
High Tide at Long Beach.
Roll! roll! Dash! dash! What does it all
mean, the tide rising to such a hight! Such
a thing was never heard of hetoro!
I was aware that in winter tine there
were storms that then the waves rolled
over the bluff banks hers at Long Branch,
and sometimes swept away fences, pig-pens
and small bouses, but that in August rnch
an event could occur seemtd so unlikely
that when the voice of the colored waiter at
Cooper's cottage called out "Get up all ya!
the tide is carrying us all away;
proclamation he accompanied by a
pouading upon a Chinese gong, I eould
scarcely credit the tvidence of my sense.
My room was in the second story of the cot
tage, and I thought if anybody was safe, I
must be. Nevertheless, it must be confess
ed that my uneasiness was considerable as
the gong of warning continued to sound in
the distant corridor, and tbe waiter's voice
persisted in proclaiming that we should bs
" carried away. "
It was as dark ai Erebus, and I heard, or
fancied I heard, a roaring of the waves verv
unusual to me, my hearing being none of
thdbcst; and I bcean to reflect seriously
on our situation, (I say on our situation,
fur my wife lay bosido mo, quite unconscious
of tbe threatening danger.) The gong con-
tinued to sound, so I determi
rmined to see how
natters stood or at least feel my way to
the door or window and take a look out.
I stepped out of bed, aud, by George ! one
of my feet found itself in water a foot deep!
" We are inundated ! " I exclaimed, as I
dashed about the room frantically; and then
began shaking my wife furiously to awaken
" What is the matter ? " asked nry sleep
ing partner, laying hold of me in a fright.
"Is the house on fire, or what?"
"We are drowning I" I pxclaimed.
''Don't you hear the gong? The tide has
riion, and Cooper's is floating off at this
moment; wo shall .won be out at sea, and
there will be no help for us."
I hereupon seized iny wife, und began to
make towards the door: and 1 must here
remark that she is not a light load to carry,
even for a strong man, which I am not.
Tha waves seemed to roar louder and loud-
er; the gong sounded more terrified than
its foundations, and rolled about in harmony
with the waters, while "carried away!"
was tbe distant but unceasing cry uf tho
colored waiter.
"On horror, head horror, aceumula e, "
Shakspeare says, you know. I felt as though
swimming was my only chance, and I re
solved if I could got out to do my best in
that line, trusting to the buoyancy of my
wife to keep her afloat while I propelled.
The door was locked, and I had forg nten
where I had laid or buog tho key.
'" Burst it open I " suggested my wife.
"Just so, " responded I.
And I receded a step er two to get head
way for a big kick at tho' door, which, in
my opinion, would have shattered it to
atoms when we stumbled backwards over
our large traveling trunk, and there we lay
sprawling on tho floor er rather did.
The sun was shining bright in the room,
and the gong was sounding for breakfast
My wife stood over mo in her new niaht
, l UU 1 1 v UOv niitlllGU IV W H.JL I IVK 11 Will
cap, srailinsr benignly on my prostrate con
dition, and quietly remarking:' "You have
made a horrible muss here, old man up.et
the slop-pail, and knocked things about gen
erally. Had bad dreams, I reckon. I told
you it was not good to eat crabs for sup
per. "
Desert not your friend in danger snd dis
tress, loo many there are in the world
whose attachment to those they call friends
is confined to the day ot prosperity. As
long at that continues, they are, or appear
to be, aifectionato and cordial. iJut as boon
as their friend is uuddr a cloud, they begin
to withdraw anJ separate thoir interests
from bis. . Iu tritndsbip of this sort, the
heart has assuredly nover had much concern.
For the great test of true friendship is con
stancy in the hour of daneor adherence in
tbe season ot distress. W hen your friend
is calumniated, then is the time openly and
boldly to espouse his cause. When his sit
uation is changed, or misfortunes are fast
gathering around him, then is the time of
affording prompt and zealous aid. When
sickness or infirmity occasions him to be
neglected by others, thit is the opportunity
which every real friend will seizeol redoubling
all the affectionate attention which love sug
gests. These are the important duties, the
sacred claims of friendship, religion and vir
tue on every worthy mind. lo show your
self warm in this manner in tho cause of
your friend, commands esteem, even in those
who have a personal interest in opposing
him. This honorable seal of friend.hrp has,
in every age, attraoted the veneration of
mankind. It has consecrated to the latest
Dosteritv the names of those Who have giv
en up their fortunes and have exposed their
lives in behalf of the friends whom they
loved ; while ignominy and disgrace have
ver been the portion of those who deserted
their friends in the hour of distress.
Death of a Brave Soldier.
The following is sn extract from a letter
from Capt S". C. Hutchison to Dr. John
T. Crist, of York Township, communica
ting the death ot ins son, AiDert, wno uu
in defence of his country in that terrible
charge made on the enemy's works near
marietta, ua. , juna znu, in which iue o-a,
led by the heroic Col. Dan. McCook, took
such a conspicuous part. Albert died in the
24th year of his age, highly esteemed by
his comrades in arms, as well as by all who
knew him at home in the private circle. A
brave soldier, a true patriot and a Christian.
MARIETTA, GA., June 28th, 1864.
Mr. John 1 Crist: ..
It becomes ray painful duty to comruuni
oate ths tad intelligence that your son, Al
bert E.. was killed in the oharge made yes
terday upon the Kebel worka in front of
Marietta, lie toll within a tew teet ot the
enemy's fortifications, with his faos to the
foe, pierced through tha breast ; a brave
soldier, a noble man, and a Christian, truo
to his' country and his God. Accept the
sympathies of his Comrades and officers in
this sore affliction, and may God bless bis
parents and friends, Is our prayer.
Respectfully, yours,
S. C. HUTCHISON, Capt. Co. F, 52d Reg't O. V. I.
Wht is a wssber-woman like Saturday?
Beoause she brings in the clothes (close) of
tbe week.
' a- i
Those who "sow wild oats" generally
reap a orop of tart
Graphic Rebel Account of Early's
Graphic Rebel Account of Early's Stampede--The Loss in Artillery
Admitted to have been
Fifty-seven Pieces.
Correspondence of the Richmond Enquirer.
NEW MARKET, Oct. 21.
Little I thought, ten days age, when I
was writing about our cavalry from this iden
tical place, to which I am now just return-
; ed, that one of the greatest, if not the it eat
! est stampede of this war. and a stampede
of infantry, too, had yet to take place. It
is the most singular affair that sue can pos-
cibly imagine ; a whole day of glory and a
, tew minutes of shame a cplendid beirin-
j ning and a monntrous end. We swept pick
I cts, hillsides and breastworks, and formed
our lines within the breastworks ant; camps,
with seven pieoes of artillery taken before
they could Bra three rounds, and a running
fot before us. This clean sweep was made
by Kershaw's division : snd that is the way
we began otir work. The enemy tries to
rally on the left, but it is in vain ; we push
on, and now we hear the firing of other di
visions on the right, which come in for thoir
share of it, and gallantly, too.
Uver lulls, stone fences, scross broad.
1 cleared fields and thick woods the fighting
i goes on as regular, a. steady, as if it had
just begun, and still it is just now 3 o'clock;
j we have driven the enemy four miles, cap-
; turca all the camps, with everything in
them, spotted the ground aith their dead
and wounded, rent to the rear some 1,800
prisoners, captured IS pieces of artillery,
but the fh'htinz still gnes on. although we
have stopped driving the enemy, who is by
this time pnshed back further than Mid die
town on a line extending from the left of it
; All this is very well, but pending this
time another work goes on that is far, very
far, from being quite as good. The number
of our men plundering in the camps in
creases every hour. The provost guard car
ries off a batch of them to the front, but a
larger number ooios out from the ground,
which they soon cover like one of the seven
plaguosof Egypt tho locusts I should say.
All jhese men are so confident thst the ene
my is whipped that they only want to secure
their share of the booty. Bur, alas! war
is a game that two can play. The Yankees
brins up a new liim at about one hour and
j a quarter before snn lowu. They rush it to
...v . , V... b nm '.. Ul.iailll iuviuwii PI
giveaway. 1 hey give way, yes, but that
is nothing, God bless them. Tlis best of
men must give way sometimes; but why
don't they rally ? I say why don't thty
rally, for this is our only trouble and mis
fortune on that ill fated 19ih of October.
But rally they won't. See them go back
uncoiicc-rued, ju?t as quietly as if nothiog
was the matter. They do not reply any
thing to officers; .they jut slip back with
their mu-k-'ts poised iu their hands as if
tbey were deploying backward s t-kirinish-ers.
In tlip inoanwlile the Yankees lose
no time ; it is now their turn to go onward.
Kershaw's division now was struck; it gives
way, too, iu its turn, after having tried hard
to stand its ground. Nothing better, noth
ing more noble, as long as it did fight ; but
now it has given way like Gordon's and, like
Gordon's, it won't rally. Our artillery, in
general, did well. They tried to re-establish
tbe fight, and twice made a stand at
such points, too, where they might have had
tho vantage ground over the Yankees ; but
there was no rally no rally of a brigade,
no rally of a regiment, no rallyof a company;
the whole army confused into a nameless,
shapeless mass of men, going back, back,
all the time. The flood increases in depth
as we reach the turnpike. The artillery,
the ambulances, wagons, all rattle down, at
first at a decent rate, at a cool walk, a kind
of gentlemanly stampede ; but a few shells
that come bur.ting right over our heads
give us an additional speed. We are run
ning ; a turn of the road, a protection from
tha shells, and we walk acain. I never taw
or dreamed of a more self possessed crowd
of bkedadulers ; tbey wore no more scared,
sir, aud no mora ashamed, than if theiehnd
not been a particle of danger or disgrace in
their predicament. Finally, an old rotten
bridge gives way, there is a deadlock, and
artillery, wagons and ambulances are there
for the lankees. 1 hey need not strike a
lick to have them all they have to do is to
come down the road where they are stuck.
and theirs tbey are. In that way we lst
thirty-nine ot our own pieces, besides
eighteen that we captured, and God knows
how mauy wagons and ambulances. All
thosa trains might have been saved by a
force of two hundred skirmishers, but it
could not be got. They were tried; they
wero played out ; they had enough of it
our men ,
It is impossible, at present to give you a
fair estimate of our lotses in men. Speak
ing in general, the loss is as small as it can
be for a fight from sunrise to snnset, al
though I know one regiment of our division
to bare lost twenty officers. We took a large
number of prisoners and secured them,
whilst we mast have last very few, as we
did stampedo so' timely and finally; so we
did, dear sir, and to say that we were whip
ped by our own folly alone, is neither new
nor consoling, but it is true.
-'I'm very much eurpriaed," qnolh Harry,
ThRt J.ne a jrainijler utiould nvirry."
"I'm not at all," her .il-r any.,
u Vou kuow a. ha. aucii winning way. ! "
The official statement of ths pnblio debt
for the month of Octoher shows the amount
outstanding to be $2,017,099,515 75 ; or an
increase since the last monthly statement
of over $61,000,000. The debt bearing in
terest in ooin is about $961,000,000 ; debt
bearing interest in lawful money, $54 000,
000 ; debt on which interest has c!ns-d,
$357,tXKr;- debt bearing no interest, $471.
532,000. The interest has increased to
$.i6,64tj,000 in coin, and to $2S,fi57.O0O' in
lawful money, or, $2X00,000 of the former,
and $l,5O0,C00 of the later;- the entire
amount of interest being f Sfi,3l3.r00 63. ,
The unpaid requisitions are $37,500,000,
and the amount iu the Treasury nearly $27,
000,000'. Tbe amount of six percent, bonds
exchanged for seven-thirties, under the act
of July and August, 1862, is nearly $126,
000,000, an iooreasesiuce tho former month
ly' statement ot $11,000,000. Tbe amount
of five-twenty six per cent bonds under the
act of June, 18(34, is $37,781,000.
The Soven thirty three years' notes au
thorized by tbe Act of July 17, 1861, have
been reduced from $25,000,009 to $14,000,
000. The amountot Certificates of Indebt
edness has been increased $6,333,000. The
two years' Five per oent notes have been re
duced $4,676,000 since the September state
ment, and tbe three years' Treasury notes
under tho Act of June 30, 1864, have been
inoreased nearly $21,000,000. The Frac
tional currency nas been reduced frem $24,
726,000. --
Mcltcm in Pabto. The soul the
Om enure, (lea Haoa a looa,) eae a thoao I
Park ..Iwenaant iluMTti...
Oaa Kaere, thno aMntka,...
" an .....
07- BealiieM C.rda, nt fan to arrea line. p.kajaV
ad one year ai d parol lor.... S St
trMwv:llat advartlalnt;. IN .voorMng lloleaw
of a column at any tine, ait or ,..r A kaif
not aerriin( f-.or ahangea, S'ib. A ootajaa. B4H
foer Chang.., f 4o. , .
rDAdT.rti..mnt. rat areamp.nl.it with wrltvjo) dt
rrciinn.wiillieineeried .i.ui forbid,and.ker(daoetSi
. -.
Ir7"'"fil ferrraa and porn. 'Cm.rtm Saras'
rihK. .m, t aud a kail ine raieo of ordinary advao
NEW MARKET, Oct. 21. Bovine Avarice--A Cow Feeding
on Greenbacks.
An extremely singular . circamstanee,
which has no parallel that we are aware of,
took plane yesterday by which a man lost
$214, and a cow lost her life. As the story
is extraordinary in several reapects, we de
vote some Apses to the details. i ...
A driver, walking in front of his herd,
near the Brighton House, in taking some
tobacco from bis pocket, inadvertently drop
ped a roll of Treasury notes amounting to
$ 100. One of the cows, either because of
hunger or a desire to appropriate I her ewn
j er's money, picked itup, and after adequate
mastication swallowed tbe nreciout morsel
just at the moment thst the drovsn through
owe of his asintant, became aware of the
fact that be had lost his money, and that,
the caw had eaten it. An immediate search
discovered some small pieces of the notes
about the teeth and lip of the avaricious
ruminant, but deglutition bad plaoad the
inorKiy boyond the present reach of its owner.
The cow was now too valuable to be sold,
at least on the hoof. Digested "green
backs" would hardly pass current in Third
street and yet all he had were in danger of
becoming, thus Worthless. He ooneeived the
notion of taking thetn from the stomach of
tbecrjw. Piocceding to a slaughter house
she was killed, the stomach opeoed and ihe
money found. Thus far the theory proved
success, but the condition of the notes was
still such ss to render them unfit for the
ordhary uses of commerce.
The mass was washed, straiteoed out,
picked to pieces, overhauled and minutely
examined. There it was. recovered, but
with an immense falling off in its appear-,
ance and dimensions. After cleansing it tbe
drover took his mnney te the Collector of
Internal Revenue for lhe First District,
where by patching, the unfortunate drover
rocwded in ssvinpr $186 cut of the four
hundred t'lat bad been eaten. The meal
was rather an expensive one to both .the
cow and her owner ; for it cost the life of
one and $214 of the pecuniary wealth of
tbe other the facta, as stated, being bal
anced on the other side by an extremely,
singular exporienco and this paragraph.
Cin. Gai., Nov. 3.
Vallandigham at the Confessional.
Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette.
Ia Vallandigbam'. speech at Monmouth
III., Oot. 22, he admitted his membership
in the Sam of Liberty. We clip from the
report of his speech in the Chicago Times:
. '"Hiving opposed," be ssyt, "anv socie
ties huviug the seal of privacy to bind its
members iroto his youth up, he had at last
consented, as one member of the great na-.
tional party, to their inauguration within its
limits, for the purpose of meeting the trea
sonilte efforts of'ian banded together for.
illegal purposes. - .Such societies as he koew
a exi.-t wure legal in their existeooe and
purpose, and ba the evidence presented to.
the Carringtons and Heintselmans of tbe
country what it might, or that sot forth by
the Judge Advocate of the array what it
would, he would now declare that their ut
most aim, as shown by the declaration of
principles exposed by the foes of the Democ
racy, were jmt the reiteration of the Vir
ginia and Kentucky resolutions of '98, which
avowed all the measures be advanced."
Mr. Yallaodighara's connection with the
Ordor arose from the tender to him, in Feb
ruary last, when he was a recognized enemy
of the country, of the pest of Supreme Com
mander. The ritual of the Order, revised
in New York, February 22d, was submitted
to him by Dodd citd Bowles, and be-was
duly initiated and installed in office by them.
The ritual supervised by Lira was brought
home by Dodd, put iu type in bis printing
office, a proof-sheet sent to him, corrections
made by biin, adding two invocations. The
ritual was then published in this city, and
sent to the various temples, orders for thsnt
being sent by the Grand Secretary Dr.
Massey of Columbus, Ohio, to Dodd.
Yallandigham has always been a revolu
tionist. He, Medary, Olds and others, eev-.
eral years agOj issued a revolutionary ad
dress to the people of Ohio, as members of
a "Committee of Public Safety." advising
tbe overthrow of the Siate authorities be
cause the Legislative appointments wereinot
rcsi? iu accordance with Demoeratic notions.
He also has constantly called Lincoln a
traitor from the beginning of his Adminis
tration. An association to overthrow him,,
in Vallnndigbani's eyes, is legal and pelri
nio. His affiliation with rebel officers at
Tfindsor; bis dependence on them to at
sist in his defense on his return home in
June; thir presence at Chicago to aid him
in controlling the Chicago Convention, are.
facts ho cauuot dispose of by any general de
A Hunter Attacked by Crows.
A gentleman of this city went bunting a:
few days since and not finding any better
game, he took a shot at si lot of crews that
were cawing in ths woods. He wounded
one of the birds in the wing,' and when it
fluttered to the ground, th" gentleman pick
ed it up. The hnrt bird flutteied aud cried
most piteously, when suddcr.ly the, .whole
flock came to its assistance and made an at
tuek upon the hunter. They fluttered arjntit ,
his head nnd. picked and scratched him with;
tich violence that he was obliged to defend
himself with a stick, and was finally com-,
polled to let the wounded crow go and to
beat c retreat Wheeling Intelligencer. ,
; AsriTHKR State. Henceforth there will,
be additional star in the field of blue on our ,
glorious national banner. - Another State is
added to the galaxy of the Union. . Presi-,
dont L'ncoln' has issued- his -proclamation f
declaring that, the people cf Nevada having!
adopted a Constitution and' cnmplitd with,
the conditions of lhe act of the last session
of Coneros. passed for the purpoe of en-.
aHing that hithcrfb Territory to become e'
State, she is admitted into the Uuion on b'
footing of equality with tho other States.
Tint Surgeon of an Englinh ship of war
used to prescribe salt-wutpr for his paliente,
in all disorder. Having sailed one evening',
on a party of pleasure, he happened by some
mischance to be drowned. The Captain,
who had not heard of the dia-tor, a-ked .
one of the tare next day if he had heard any
thing of the doctor. " Yes, " answered.
Jsck : " he was drowned last eight in bis
own medicine chest. "
To win tbe regard of some people, five,
your hand to assist thetn along to gain th"
respect of others, help them pa with jour
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