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X l - XT -Gr-G- I S T S !
Planters- "ancV Others
Comifii vitfcln th Broi Line i at
.Gilbert. .& JHigbeeX.
IIo2Gir.ala Street,
.Whetic-he Jbund the largest triS'trcat Se
lected stock or Dmzs, 31edi.-in, Perfumery, Fancy and
Ttllet article.. Hair B-Wl'SVTo'jtii Brushes, (Jotub., Feather
putter. PmntJ, Oi!, L' . .btcL-. Siuce, ..Liquor., etc., ever
before offered in thu market, liaviuf a resident purchaser
York, rivej thj .
Superior :11 rsuitaes,
r -BlJaf tieia to eU the beet f Goods V ,
Tho q. west., figures.
Call,.. tb At ari bacoavined, u 231 Halo itrist. kbotj
adtson, Memphis, Tenn. octia 3u
Bilknd Vpqleu . X)yer,
EtiTailaiiad Front r.ow, MEiiriilsi, TESK.
Especial. Atteatioi 'pivfei c&LaJies". Dressed,
Ebawla and Clfaks
GaaileBi.B'.C.uHii Clfaaed and Dyed waupr'Jor
li. . iit iiiisHarible fur Xioods ltU la ur af:er ix
Heutbi) fr'jia r,( ir4itr. - ,
Ula.. Bax 105 ilJiljrj Post Office. " tav!5-3a-
H. E. HCUSulf.
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"."". i t ' . : : i - . -1 . . r 4 ' . :
..T , 0- 20: MADISpX .. STREET. . ; .
. 2Iempiis, Tenrw ---
la kJdition tethe Law Eaiine.i, we art 'prepared te
af alatt the United States Government arising out of the late
nhsLfci. V.'e reisskpctsona haviuRdlaimi sf
wuitsrar tort or natare.tn give us-,
" ' ' 'acall. 'W.'Viir '
Give ' lldiice J'reeM of Charge,
.,'. a. wbthsr,w iLeir x ; (
C!lm or not. It woa'.J Pe '.v!:i, in all C5l " ' '
e address us r.ef cemiii to i'lr, af e tan ptriiaps
that will save yott inu.h
'rii73E AiVD':" EXPENSE.
,U1 eoranjuniciuoa. prompt'y-jvaswercl. Claiics f-r
-.Si-. , . .
- - AND -"' '.
attended to. We refer, by permission, to
Fitter Miller ft Co., It. W. Thompson, E-"q.. Cl'k
Kiioiir. Adam, ft Warren, County Court, of M'airy
TaMk, -SV.ar ft Co Min- co;iutr
hie: W. A. Newlands, Pocahoa-
Xlun. Field in jr Ilur.t, Judge tw, Touu.
f lStb Circuit : docl0-3m
Of St. Lju...
J. .. Brandenburg". Co.,
jriioleialeaa . Retail Dealer! Jn
Leather, Shoe Finding,
f . '- .i : . r . . . . .. i .
Sleady-IIade Harness Cl Gaddlcry,
.idison Street, Next to First National Eank,
t -
lnJ iVo. 353 .Vtm Street,
1 I ' BetVeea Union an j U.yo.o Streets,
. Cash Paid for Hides.
T idlar attention giver, to CeanCry Order., and re.poct
fully solicited. novlS-3ia
H. MYERS & CO. '
" Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods,
i H TiSOS TIaLn Street,- Q r .
firwrry Madisom and Monroe, Mcmpuis, Tenncescc
d.c2 3u . . ' ' ' "
CO. kitl-uell.
j. r. uorrMAN,
Manufacturer, of allkindsof
- AND M:.LF.r.9 IN "
- GLAsrs, uatr;mu.s3. shuck. aNi
Spring r.I'alresses ! .
No. 3C3 ama street, aa w Monroe r-t
. , w
S -AtrXi O O N !
' 1 thc Alley "
ClgkrtJ Oyter Sou? erery Ki jU " dec:-3a
stoves,; ;
Hardware ana Tinware
- ' 'Charter Oak Stoke, and all ctler ' - ,
Ir.prr.Tftd Cook, Parlor and Heating Sieves.
A well .elected Suck cf
'frdware. Cutlcrv. Castings, and
.IJoxLsekeepingf Goods, , - -
. t a tt w hn!tu! a a n rl r 9 i I
" .... . vjCnliCRa SCUNERRING.--
" cJ:3n , 101 lut 4i v.vir 1 rt ajb.uglon, Jeuipni.
i-i V!Alenlo rtn.l Retail : : "
Confectioner and-: Candy
Patdcri ia Importc'J Wines, Liquors, S?g:irs
Fruits, Etc.,' ' '
llemphiSm.2dvcfliscments.I :
? "
B, R Y Gr O O 33 S !
"V'siry d-oods,
: .ii.i CLOTHING, , . -: T.
jSoots, Shoes, Hats, and
' ": ; '
Jf2aitv". Street, 'JIEJIPUIS.
.Z"JC 1
Referring to the above card, we respectfully
.jlisit tae.rtronaso of thuaad adjoining onaiie., - ,
Represented hi Bolivar ly
Ju. c! Eison '& Co.
South Side Public Square.
Vliolesal-3 end Eetail
Cotton Factors,
Commission" xllcrcliaaits,
ramily. cnJ riastaticu - Cuppliss,
Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
New No. 322 Front Bt.,olJ No. 8 Front Row
Between Mfrne and Union,
':: Memphis,
Particular attention paid to Cotton.
Commission-, Merchants,
Ileal ZZslnie ISrohtrs,
Auction 'Sales ve"ry5DJiy at 10 o'clock.
Particular attect'on riven to e.i'.cs. if.Cify and SuhurViao
Prcptrty. St"Cks, FirniiTiR Ivatids, et-j.. etc.; Mcrchiiadisc.
Hju.ich..!d Furnit'tre. Vehicles, heock, ts.j Leaaine; and
Renting Property, Cemveyaikiug, etc. - - scpl4-3ui
Adais Block. 22 Becond Stre6t
, H AT R t W ARE!;
Hew ITork Prices!
Adding Charges Cnhj t
" ' - i - - . '
;. -. E. ROilIJir.S & BRADLEY,
Importers and Jobbers ff i ' - -
Hardware, Cutlery,
Castings,-. 3?lows,
cards,-.:. ' - .- - -
and a complete and most desirable tocV cf good, in the
line, are now prepared to o'ar
unusual inducement, to
" Ca s I Purchasers.
Captain Jan. G. Harbour would e pleased to have a call
from h' numerous frieud. as above. .
43 Warren at.,. New Y'orlc. . Mcaihis, 'lean.
Zo. 9 ljuiou street Boston
150 Front Street, iow York
STJSE2.fl.XSTT, r.3A.-STI3Ii Sl CO.
Manufacturers, Importers and Wholesale Dealers In
Rubber, Lava, China, Rose, and Briar
No, ;33 JeCTerson. street, Memphis.
Exclusively Wholesale. novlS-3m
. A. E. FIlAiKL,AII,.
, - , t V .17. . . 1 . . .. .
Auction Sc Commission
'No. '231 Second 'Street,''
Jtrrisso.-iCi.ocii, Memphis, Tens
On consignment, and will be sold at New York prices,
Clotliiii?, Soots, Shoes,
Dressing. Fina and Hack Combs
ronclls. Buckles, Suspenders, Ties, Cravats, Buttons,
Hosiery, Gloves, Bucklers,
Owe us a call. declO-"m
Belle Memphis Saloon,
Ko.'H Adams' Strtc't, Opposite Vie Wor
sham llouse,
r2emphis, Tennessee.
Imported Wines, Brandies, Liquors, and, Havana Segars
alwav. on hand. $ -
ttir Lnnch every day at 13 o'clock, prepared at Schoob'a
Celeratea nesuuraat. ocz--j'.tt
II. WADE & :co,;
realsrs in all Kinds' cf
Stationery and Blank Books!
:,. y Sc'iooi EooFcs, . , , ,
Mf lines. Novel: Prayr Fiooln, Hricn Book5, 5B:bK-s,
iid:cii, law, i u : qk.J ana lisccuncou. orm.
Main Street,
Successor to Dearing ft WetherUl,
VJliolesaIeJS5rusgist !
fob. '351 Main st.,
Mr-Airill?.. ..... TENNESSEE
This i one of the oldest established Drug
It 3Be'ln'MeniFhfs. we!! Itnowa to the country at Urs as a
bouse of sti'ictct ai'.etiuoa to business.
i ..."
Country Erusgists and Planter
Would d- wall te call and rnrchnte at this house, Fre1-. nni
rennlue lirc. alwr ca band tit tiiv (j jatii'jv, a.o
Arti!. acd i .rfatiry ill i)ru;.4-'-t' Jsuad.-ins.
2-e J- P. WETHtRILL.
3 r . i - ' t w r i
Is published Ererr Saturday,
SUBSCfilPTIOX One Cc-ry One Year Fonr Dollars, inva-
r ; : riablv in advance. One Copy Oae ilontb,
' delivered. 1'iftv Centa.
ADVERHSIZSG-Oae Square, of ten lines or less, 81,00;
r tjtch subsequent insertioa G(t cents; Local
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2 months $4,50
do- P.O .
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AXKOCNCEMENTS Announcing tM name" of
any person for a County Orhce, $10. Sitato or Federal $15.
MOT The above Terms and Kates will be strictly adhered to.
Religious, Marriaire, Birth and Peath Notice, "olicited,
and will be willingly inserted FREE OF CHARGE. Obifc
uarie. will be charged for at advertising rates.
Hardeman County Directory.
Chancery Conrt.
JOHN W. HARRIS, of SomerviHe Chancellor
FRANCIS FENTRESS.,..'...-. -Clerk and Master
Court meets 2i Monday in February and August.
- '- Circuit Court.
t. b McDowell. curt
Court meets 4th Monday ia February, June and October.
County Officers.
JOHN II. BILLS Chairman County Court
J. B. HARRIS Clerk
K. G. CRAWFORD Deputy Clerk
JOHN K ENN Y..... .'. Kecster
JOSEPH WATSOS ......Trustee
T..G- PATRICK..-; Tax Collector
i Coroner
Court meets 1st Monday in each month.
Federal Officers.
...Assessor of Internal Revenue
Collector of Direct Taxes
,.. Post Mastsr
U- S. Revenue Collector
Agent Freedmen's Bureau
Corporation Gfiiccrs.
T.B. McDOWELL - Mayor
L. B. ADAMS.;........-.. Recorder
J. S. OSBOUNE..i..'J. Constable
ti !.' jgs"-.'i-' w.iwi mjm .AtTwaL'Jw ismjt a m iiHMaRgCTgrw
mn r - . ,
"VTlLC-a You're Down.
What legion of "friends " always bless u,
'. When golden success lights our way !
How they smile as they softly addrc.J us,
g9 cordial, good humored, and gay.
But ail ! when tho sun of prosperity.
Hath gstthen bow quickly they frjwn, ( .
Add cry out in-tones of sevarfty. . ' : .
" Kick tho man, don't you see he is down ! "
What thougfi, when jou knew not a sorrow,
I Your heart was as open as dar,
And your "frionds " when they wanted to borrow,
Y'oa obliged and ne'er asked thorn" to "pay.""
What though nat a soul you e'er sli ghted,
As you wauSerei about through the to'"1.
Y'our "friends become very noar sighted
Aid dou't se;m to sea when you're down.
When you're " up " yon are loudly exalted
And traders all ing out your praiso,
Wlie you're ' diwa " yo i hare grat ly djfaa'.ted,
And they " really don't fancy your ways."
Your s:ylo was tip top when you'd money.
So sinjs cvory sucker and clown.
But now "ti. exceodiagly funny ,
Things arc al'srcd " baciU30 you are down."
Oh give me the heart that forever
Is free from this world's selSih rast, T '. " -
And the soul whose high noble endeavor - '
Is to raise fallen man from the dust ;
And when in adversity's ocean
A victim is likely to dawn.
All hail to the friends whoso devotion
. Will lift up a man when he's "down."
What did a blind wood-sawyer take to re
store hi3 sight? lie took his horse, and
A Printers Toast- Woman the faires'
.work of creation. The edition being exten
sive, let no man be without a copy;
A " creature " bcin? asked by a lady, the
other evening, if he loved oysters, replied:
" My dear madam, my love tor oysters
amounts to a few raw (furore). .
There is a small portion of North Caro
ina called The Pocket. We suppose a good
many immigrants, when picking a spot in
that frtate to settle in, pick her pocket.
A covetous desire in the heart of youth is
the germ from which may spring a poison
tree, whosa atmosphere is pestilential, and
the tast of whose truit is death.
A Misouri paper announced a short time
since that the " wife crop in Gasconade
county yielded 15,01)0 gals." The next
week the editor came out with an " erratum
for wife read icine" .. . ;
A lady very fond of her husband, not-
withstandinn his ugliness of person, said to
Rodger?, the poet :
.' U hat do you think l My husuana has
laid out fifty guineas for a baboon on pur
pose to please rue"
" The dear iittie man, repuea liogers,
" it's just like him."
A princess of Hungary once asked a
monk, who was a scholar and a wit, - to ex
plain to her the story ot L.alaam and the ass,
adding :
' Good father, I can hardly believe that
an a?s could be 60 talkative.'
" Madam," replied the father, " your
scruples may cease when you are informed
it was a female.
Sir "William Chore had a very long nose,
and was playing at backgammon with old
General 15rovn Uuring this time, oir
Wiliium, who was a snufl-takcr, was con
tinually using his snufbox. Observing
him leaning continually over the table, and
being at the same timi in a very ba l humor
with the game, the general tvaii, " Sir- -William,
blow your nose !"
. " Blow it . yourself 1" said Sir William ;
" 'tis as near you as me !"
Dr. Adam Clarke, who had a strong aver
sion to pork, was called on to say grace at a
dinner where the principal dish was a roast
pig. lie is reported to have said :
" O Lord, if thou canst bless under the
cospel, what thou didst curse under the law,
bless this pig."
Just the reverse of thi3 happened at a
ftrivate boarding house in Memphis. The
and'ady had been feeJingher guests on cod
fish for a Ion time, and one of them becom
ing somewhat "riled" at codfish balls, wrote
the following lines on a card and placed it
upon his plate :
Fork and beans as much a. you p!ca.
Bat after thia I 11 iv you fair wariuu;.
Any more salt cod. and by tue lord irjd,
I'll leave your damned house in tue morning
The President, in replying to tho resolu
tion of the Senate asking why Jeff. Davis
was not brought to trial, transmits the re
Fponses of the Secretary of War and Attor
ney General to him. . The Secretary cf War
emphatically declares that the President
wis adviced bv the law ofUcprs of the Gov
ernment that Davis should be tried in Vir
ginia', and that the Chief Justice of the Su
preme Court declines holding court in that
State fur aa indefinita period of time. That
he h held l-ec-aus? he w-t-i cnrum b v. Uni
een indicted lor high
treason Vv the Grand Jury of the District of
i? charged with inciting the
ru-s-s-inailori cf President Lincoln, aadraur -
dor cf Union j riioners cf war bj stagnation
ar: i c:l:er Lartir-oua treatment. -
- V (
Only A Private. .
Well, I really wonder what you will do
next, Emma ? I shall make an application
to the most respectful private asylum 1 can
discover, and have you admitted as a pa
tient. This war has turned your brain, 1
believe. ' Here, according to your own state
ments, you did nothing but knit and sew for
the soldiers j and now . that summer has
come, and -that hospital been erected down
in the village, you must bake your face and
hands as red as beets over the hot stove,
cooking dainties for those 6ick soldiers. I'll
warrant they have not been - accustomed to
such delicacies at home as you prepare for
them here. 1 don t put any laith in their ill
ness, any how. They are lazy, worthless
fellows, and ieign sickness to be allowed to
indulge in their indolence, and to impose on
the credulity of such tender hearted, unso
phisticated women as my cousin Emma."
The red lips curled scornfully.
" You would not Bay so, Florence, i( you
could se the poor fellows burning up with
fevers, and hear them almost praying for the
sight of one familiar home face.".
" I3ah ! All put on for effect Now, I'll
warrant you shed regular little torrents of
tears over their pretty acting, or sit down
like the good angels we hear of, and read the
Uible to them, I have half a. notion to fol
low you down some day, just to see some of
your wounded heroes and lovers. What a
goose you are, Emma Blouse !
" I wish I could return the compliment by
calling you something equally as innocent.
I wish, at any rate, you would go with me to
the hospital some day, Florence, for if there
is anything. noble, or gentle, or good in your
disposition r the' sight "of the'suffering men
there would surely arouse it."
The plain face looked almost beautiful
then. -.'
' " Emma . Blouse, your eyes are flashing
fire, and your cheeks are red with anger.
Are you trying to pin me to the wall with
your sharp, penetrating looks ? What a pity
Bume enthusiastic young gentleman i not
present to admire your spirited style ! Who
can tell what the result would be ? - Emma
Blouse might. become Mrs. r instead
of Emma131ouse, the plain 61d maid, all her
The speaker toyed indifferently with a
spray of wild roses that had crept in at the
window, smiling all the while' a condescend
ing smile, more aggravating than words could
have been.
" I am homely Florence. I have known
that from the time when we two were little;
child ren and you used; to point to me every
day how much lovelis-r and more lovable you
were than I.. But 1 am not an old maid."
" No ? " provOkingly and tariTializingly.
." No! How can you pretend ignorance,
Florence, when you know you are at least
a year the oldest?"
Ah! So I am, to be sure. But then 3-ou
look so much the oldest, that-1 almost forget
Do you know, the other evening, at the par
ty, 1 was introduced to a gentleman, and he
asked me if you. were not ray eldest sister.
It was sq amusing, I had to laugh."
The air of frankness she had assumed al
most deserted her here, for Emma fastened
her steady, honest eyes upon her in a inan
nd. that seemed to ferret out the falsehood
D'o you remember' the . gentleman's
name n."v ? "
" I 1--really, 1 have forgotten it"
" So I supposed J "
And this t'nia Emma smiled a little scorn
fully, not paus.'ng, however in the pleasant
task of arranging some choice flowers into
an exquisite boquet. A low moan of pain
from the next roou. caused boih girls to
pause a moment in th'sir conversation; then
Florence, who felt that she had somehow,
lost ground in. the recent contest, went on :'
" That fellow" in there is a dreadful nu
isance. He doesn't seem ta care how much
ho startles one with his horrid muttering
and groaning.. I can't think vhat ever pos
sessed you to have him-brought up from the
hospital. What if he had died ? He is
only a private !" -
Emma laid down the fragrant flowers she
had been holding, folded her hands, and
looked" steadily into the beautiful face op
posite her.. .. . .. , ........ .
" Only "a private 1 Florence Hunt, 1 never
felt so much ashamed of you in all my life,
and I have had cause enough before this.
4 Only a private ! ' And is not the lite and
60ul of a private as precious a3 that of a
general ?
" Wen I'm sure I don't think so," Flor
ence said, carelessly. " Now, there would
be some glory and honor about nursing a
wounded colonel, or even a captain. lie
might be worth one's attention ; but the idea
of watching over a coarse, bloody, delirious
private, as you have been doing the one in
the next room, is simply ridiculous."
" I suppose theu, that because this man
is not adorned with stars or bars, be should
have been left to die in the blood he bravely
6hed, with no one to lend a helping hand ? '
f Oh, no f I can't exactly say he ought to
have been allowed to lie. in the sun and dust
to die ; but then the hospital was good
enough for him, and I don t see why you
couldn't have confined your amazing good
ness to that place."
44 Because the surgeon said that unless he
had perfect quiet, and . the - bcBt of nursing,
he could not recover."
41 Precious little difference it would have
made 1 J suppose you are arranging this
bouquet to adorn his room ?"
She said this derisively. '
14 Yes I am. I want everyhting to seem
pleasant and homelike to him when consci
ousness returns.
Sho aroso as "she spoke, carrying the
flowers with her into the room, and arrang
ing them in a vase on a small table by the
bedside. She gave a start of surprise as
ehc looked round and met the gazs of a
pair of large black eyes flxe l upon her with
an earnest, grateful expression, realizing in
an instant that reason had returned to the
invalid again. She stooped down to catch
the words he whispered to her.
,; You are so good 1 shall always like
you I shall always thank you."
Her face flushed up hotly, and she won
dered if he had heard the conversation that
had passed, but the spoke to him gently and
calmly. - - . -
4- Do not try to talk "now. I have only
done what was both a pleasure and a duty.
I am so glad that you are better at lart."
So the conversation ended, and was not
again renewed. Four weeks afterwards he
was able to rejoin his regiment, and tLo
evening had arrived for him to go.
Florence had treated him with undisguised
scorn and contempt from the very first, and
rejoiced openly over his departure. Emma,
who had become more and more reserved as
he grew stronger each day. now sat out on
the wide porch, her heart filled with grief
and her eyes with tears, hating herself
I almost too, for caring so much. He came
out after awhile, to tell her good-bye, but
tne iwingnt was deepening so last he coula
not see her fxce. lie took her hand and
spoke gravely an 1 ' earnestly.
' I shall never forget" you. Emma. I
ehall bear with me to the battlefield many
sweet remembrances of the days I have
passed- here. .Sorueticae when I can be
r!'ir frrm mr rp-TimDTif C o tVw.ff Km. T
1 ehould love to v'uii you may I come T'
I . " Yea raay." - - -
; Ila wrung her has! and his to:c? PoaaJ-
j ... - - - - - - - ' ' 1 . . M ........ I . 1 c . A-
! H ' J Mi
, Feb. 3, 1866.
ed hoarse as he said good-bye, and somehow
it seemed to JLmina, that all the brightness
and loveliness and warmth in the world had
suddenly been crushed out of existence.
ca.vp. ii.
44 "What are you going to wear this even-
ins, Lmraa I
Florence Hunt asked the question with
a little thread of exultation, woven in her
voice, she felt so perfectly certain . that her
own queenly robes would extinguish with
their magnificence her cousin's simple toilet.
j and sho was ill-natured enough, even ; in
that consciousness, to hope that Emma
would ieel the contrast and mourn over it
41 My white mulL"
Emma spoke readily and cheerfully.
Florence threw up her hands in affected
horror. . -
4' Gracious alive ! You certainly : are not
in earnest, Emma. Why, that old muli has
been made over twice to my own knowledge,
and certainly can't be St to wear even at
home by this time. I should think you
would feel mortified to appear in such a
dress, particularly in such aristocratic society
as we shall mingle ia to-night I wish I
had known it sooner, "and I would have
given you one of my old silka to do over.
You are such an expert hand 'with the
needle, you could have made it quite pre
sentable." '
44 Thank you, but I should have declined
your very generous offer, even if it had been
made in season," Emma said coldly, feeling
keenly the insult offered and the selfishness
prompting it. Florence, who never seemed
so happy as when wounding the feelings of
others, muttered half audibly :
44 Pride and poverty ; " then continued in
a louder tone, 4 perhaps you prefer to Vising'
the white muslin and curls style, so popular
now in novels. Hqw many hearts do you
expect to captivate with your sweet' sim
plicity and rustic beauty? The young
colonel's, in whose honor the party is
given ?
44 Perhaps I should, if I had -made it a
source of such intense study as has my
cousin Florence, The colonel may be a
man of sound sense, whose affections can
not be won by .satin robes and flashing jew
els, unless a kind heart throbs beneath
them." Emma was stung into displaying a
little resentment, though she curbed as
much as possible the anger she felt taking
possession of her. '.
- And what would be still more deplora
ble, he may fail to surrender to the charms
of' an old mull, which does iiot cover a form
of thereal lovliness," Florence said bitter-!
Jy- ' t ; '
"!We may as well stop this ill natured
bickering, cousin, for as you know, I have
no designs upon the affections of this hand
some colonel (Jo not even aspire to an
acquaintance with him. As to my old mull,
which offends you so much, I assure you it
looks quite- neat in spite of being twice
made over and will be no disgrace to you ;
and as I do not depend upon my clothes
for happiness, I shall no doubt pass a delight
ful evening. I am well . aware that no
amount of finery, could make me as lovely
as yourself, and am well content to let you
wear the honors of the family." Emma
spoke pleasantly, and Florence became
placid under the influence of the compli
ment conferred.
: That evening when the two girls met in
the parlor dressed for the party, Florence
gave a start of surprise, not unmingled with
admiration', as she caught sight of Emma.
44 Why how pretty your dress is I had
no idea you could make it look so well.'r
. And indeed it did look so well, that even
homely Emma looked pretty in it Jt fitted
perfectly the lithe, graceful form, display
ing the sloping, snowy shoulders, and taper
ing, dimpled arms, Emma's only claims to
beauty. The skirt was wreathed with ivy
and geranium leaves, whilst ever and anon
a delicate half-opened rosebud peeped from
the pretty bordering. Sprays of the ivy
drooped from her hair, and blushing buis
twined themselves amongst it.
Emma smiled, a pleased, grateful smile ;
it.was so sweet and strange to hear words of
commendation from Florence, and had in
turn drops of admiration to miniile in the
river of her cousin's self-complacency.
An hour later they were in the dazzling
throng. Florence conscious of her spark
ling beauty, demanding and receiving
admiration . from all r shooting forth every
now and then a polite little shaft of atire
into the feelings of some less favored rival,
or darting out small daggers of wit that
flashed and glowed and never failed to leave
their poisonous stings rankling in some
tender .heart Emma almost unknown, con
scioas of her want of personal attractions,
shrank back timidly, grateful for the little
attentions bestowed upon her, winning
friends among the more sensible people by
her very want of ostentation ; cheerful,
truthful, kind ; as strong a contrast to her
cousin in disposition as in person.
After awhile her heart throbbed, oh! how
wildly, as she caught sight of fl. face that
f-eemed so familiar and yet so strange to
her a face that had haunted her dreams
ani lived in her heart for a long year. She
looked again it 7iust be Mr. Stevens, and
yet it was unlike him. When she had seen
him last his face was thin and pale, and his
hair cut so close that it had be-n Florence's
especial delight to call it bristles. Now,
beavy Avhiskers partly concealed his face,
and hi.s hair was much longer and very
beautiful. The same noble form, the same
soulful eyes were there, though. Emma
caught her breath and felt her heart give a
quick, jerking throb, and hated her'cli very
much for these symptoms of jo- f(Jr since
that evening whtn he left ner m'her village
home, n.O word or sign had she had from
h'ru ; nothing to tell her that she was not
forgotten. And '.Emma had vry naturally
concluded that he had cast off all thoughts
of her with his illness, and like a sensible
little girPas she was, had done her best to
strangle and choke down all the little silvery
voiced birds of love that had been singing
in her heart She ha 1 even prided herself
upon having accomplished her murderous
designs ; and now, just at one Mght of him,
every golden winged warbler, had come tr
life, and they 'v ere making enchanting
melody as they swung on the tendrils of her
affection. Emma set herself to work vigor
ously, trying to keep down all outward signs
of the commotion within, and succeeded as
well, perhaps better, than young ladies gen
erally do under such circumstances made
the gentleman who was talking to her, and
who had been charmed with the gentle
dignity and sweetness of her manners and
conversation change his mind and think
her 44 fussy." In the effort at self-control,
she felt herself growing flushed and nervous,
and this only made the color more intense,
and in her own estimation, her person burst
out into tha fullest: blossom of downright
ugliness. A girl may care ever so little for
being plaiD, yet &he does not like ta app-ar
to the very worst advantage before the man
for whom fhe tares the most," so Emma
made her escape into the conservatory,
anxious to avoid observation till fche had
control of herself again.
From her retreat amongst leaves and flow
ers Emma could see Mr. Stevens as he pass
ed through the crowd, smiled upon and flat
tered by alL In her heart she wondered
why it was, when, all at once, ph saw three
stars upon his collar, and realized the fact
that he was the colonel for whom tho party
was given. She had known the name was
the.sacie, but had not given it a passing
thought, eo little did fche dream cf finding
her hero in such a petition. Th discov?ry
No. 24
gave her more pain than pleasure. . She did
not know until then how much she had
been hoping all the time that something
would' occur, some 'excuse for the long
silence be given. Now she saw through it
all at a glar.ce with fime dawning upon him
the sun ot ambition rising brightly before
him, he had left her behind in the darkness,
choosing rather to pluck some cf the bright
stars revolving around him, Emma with all
her natural kindness and meekness of heart,
could not entirely extinguish the bitterness
rising within her as she came to the conclu
sion. She smiled a half mocking smile,! as
she saw Colonel Stevens introduced to her
cousin Florence, the colonel bowing deferen
tially, and Florence, perfectly unconscious
of ever having seen him before, bestowing
her sweetest' smiles lavishingly. Emma
grew silently ironical then, and wished her
self at home, or anywhere, in fact, but
where she was. At this point an acquaint
ance found her, and she was taken back into
the midst of the company, and almost ; be
fore she knew it was with Florence, and go
ing throuah tho ceremony, of an., introduc
tion to Mr. Stevens. The gentleman bowed
politely, as he raihthave dono to-a stranger,;
and Emma returned the salutation in a like
manner, not a trace of emotion of any kind
visible. Perhaps he had actually forgotten
her ; but later in the ' evening, they were
alone together for a ,few minutes, and he
whispered : ......
. " How glad I am to F.ee you, Emma ! I
dared not allow myself to more than speak
to you when we first met, lst . tny feelings
should refuse to keep within proper bounds;
but mv heart was - full to .overflowing with
joy. 1 ou seem so coiu ana strange J .Have
you forgotten me, Lmma
roohsh hmma b Her resentment vanish
ed in a momest, she remembered , only the
happy present, and smiling, and-blushing,
she whispered in return :
44 I have not forgotten. " :
Then the crowd surged up' between them,
and Emma floated away, like a lily on the
surface ot a river, her leet keeping glad time
to tho love tuoe ia her heart. .
" And you liave loved me allthis time, my
Emma, in ppite of seeming neglect and glar
ing ingratitude (
Mr. Stevens looked down tenderly . upon
the-face, where sweet, fond thoughts were
clothing themselves in blushes. She looked
upshily. f . ,-. ,,' -
" i. ou are spoiled and flattered enough .al
ready, without having me burn inceDso on
your shrine. You do not deserve to be loved,
anyhow, lor deceiving me so last summer
Think of the unnecessary sympathy I gave
you, thinking you only a poor' suffering,
friendless soldier, when just a line from your
pen would Tiave called myriads of golden-
winged butterflies around you; all eager-to
press their soothing sweets upon you J
41 And at the first advent, of the shining
throng, my busy little bee would have flown
away and never returned. Oh, no ! I wa3
too wise for that But 1 did not intend to
deceive you, and gather ; undeserved sym
pathy lrom your gentle heart 1 did not
think it necessary to tell you that at home
wealth and luxury surrounded me it'was
sweeter to know that I have now a little
friend without them. And 1 really was only
a private then ryou know I was promoted
after 1 had been in that terrible" fight, and
have kept going up ever since. Oh, Emma,
I can never tell you how-'much I have
thought of you and how dearly I have loved
you since that morning when I .awoke and
found to whose ministering care I owed my
life. Often before I left your home I thought
I would reveal my affection to you, but upon
reflection I thought it would be wiser, to al
low you time to study your own feelings. I
was too cowardly to run a risk of losing all
by a premature declaration. Then every
thing seemed to conspire; to keep me away
much loDger than I intended, but here I am
finally, and Emma is my own."
How handsome and proud and happy he
looked then. And Emma secretly exulted
over his many manly virtues, and altogether
they were very happy, until a voice, sweet
of itself but unwelcome then, broke ia uponj
44 Emma, I have sought for 3-0'u every
where, I beg a thousand pardons for intrud
ing, but your dear friend the seamstress has
been making anxious inquiries about you.
I believe one of her half dozen ' little-cherubs
is ill again."
Floronce spoke In atone of ridicule, not
doubting but that Colonel Stephens would
be shocked to learn that her cousin had a
friend who was a seamstress, and 'she was
anxious to lower Emma in hi estimation.
After Emma had gone, Florence turned to
Colonel Stephens apologetically,
44 I am sorry to have disturbed you in your
pleasant retreat, but the woman,' derisively
and pneeringly, 44 was eo persistent, 1 could
do no less than call cousin."
44 Certainly not," absently and dreamily.
Florence went on.
44 Emma is so peculiar in her tastes. Why,
she really seems to take more pleasure in the J
sooietv of such people than in our more re
fined circles, it rea'iy shocks me sometimes
to have my cousin assoeio.te-with such v-r-sons;-
44 'i our cousin is so secure in her own
goodness and purity, she does not fear con
tamination y administering . comfort and
pity to a' i, who require it." This was said
in a tone of such marked rebuke, that Flor
ence spoke up hurriedly, 'wishing of all
things to avoid giving offence:
44 Oh ! yes, it is very good of her I know,
but then she lacks discrimination in bestow
ing her charities. Only last summer I had
gone down to her home in B to fcpcn.i
two or three months. There was a hospital
there for coldiers, and Emma, not content
with visiting it every day, r-ild doing all she
could, must have one of the men brought
home to nurse. Now that would have been
perfectly right if if he had been like you,
for instance," looking timid and tender,
" but then he was a great lubberly, rough
fellow, always startling one with some kind
of hideous noise, find pretending to be a
great deal worse than he was, I verily be
lieve. He did not even possess the redeem
ing quality of gratitude, for after staying
there a whole month, and imposing on the
credulity of the family, causing Emma mora
trouble "than you can imadn, he went oQ"
and has never ben heard "of since. WLat
was worse yet,' lowering her voice alrno.-t
to a whisper, i I believe Emma loved the
great uncouth creature with her whole heart,
she drooped and pined so after he was gune,
and I believe f-he loves him this day, better
than any body ise on earth."
Florence t-;u 1 this, thinking she had at
one blow destroyed u!l Emma's chances of
winning the colonel.
41 1 hope eo," Colonel Stephens said fer
vently. I'lorence lo-jked surprised, and the gen
tleman continued :
44 Do you remember the fallow's name ? "
' Let ms think ! No ; it has entirely es
caped mv ruemorv." : r
"l D you think he resembled ma
'rc-nce looked up aul burst ii:to a iow,
ringing laugh.
4' How ridiculous ! Why, he was a per
fect fright in f'tct, I uou't believs I should
recognize hi ai now if I were to see him. I
always took good cars to keep out of his
way. I have no afSnicy with 6uch person..
They tire me cxces-iively."
I'Le colonel picked up his hat and moved
towards the door.
" Voi ar? not gin; so s-oon ? " Sh till
this witha iittie persuasive tenuemesa Laker
voice. . y
. 44 It would be- soiSsh in cs . to Ua'gcr war
1 know my presence is burdensome to ytu."
Something " seemed tj ' CasV a:rosa cc'r
memory then, find her face grew -very whits.
" 1 do not understand ytu." ' .
44 My meaning isyery simple and easilr
.comprehended- If v.j conversation . and
presence were iii-eorce 'last summer, whefi
sick and aufTeriag, they cannot possibly bo in
terestiEj now."' - - - . .....
Khc-did" not co'UlJtTTot sya Vfcrd",Tir the
shame and paia at hex -heart j for, with- ail
her intolerable prile, .I'lorence, loved this
man with all the intensity of her passrionato
nature. ', .. .. . . ' ..
Colonel .Stephens went cn sternly aail
gravely : - ,". ..
14 1 heard the words that passed be'-waea
you and your noble cousin that morniDg ta
year ago, when I lay near unto death la her
quiet home. .. You may gue.is what. I thought
of you, but cannot know how much 1 have
loved Emma ever since." " 1
Florence" stood"f ern;ctTy sileut, looking so
wretched and mortiSed that even Colonel
Stephens' heart softened a Iittle,": for he was
too generous to exult in the paia cf otbert,
no matter how much it might be deserved. r
44 I expect to be your cousin before, long,
Florence, and as such, it will be pleasanter
for us all to let this be as if ii had never
been. .,In future try to judge more by gen
uine. worth and less by appearances.!'
She was too sick.at heart to reply In her
usually sarcastic manner, and she had too
much pride to express penitence, so ho went
away and left her. - : . - .- t-.-, - n
., Presently she looked out of the window
and. saw theni together Emma and Colonel
Stephens and as she saw ia her' coasinV
face the world of jOy: Expressed, there, 'eh
wondered, how. she could. vejx in her blind
and egotistical folly, have scorned such a
man as the one Emma leaned upon, even if
he had been Onlv a Private.
'General Gossip. ' ' ' ' '..'
There.arQ .750,000 barrels of flour stored ia
New Yc-?k city, ; and . 1 1 ,000,000 .- bushels of
cere&ls,- .1 ... :, t :;; ,:. ?..; - 1
" Railroad conunnaicatinn Im been restored
between Charleston and. Columbia; S. . C.
The first train passed over last week. .:. .
Miss Harriett Lane,; who presided over
tho whife house during '-the administration
of her uncle, President Buchanan,' was mar
ried on thVUth' inst' ; at -Wheatland, - to Mr.
Henry E. Johnson, 'a' Ha!tiic6r5 banker. !i
Ashland,', 'so' long the "honje of Henry
Clay, has been purchased y the trustees cf
the Kentucky University, 'at a cost 'of'SOQ,
000. The' "farm contains about three' hun
dred and twenty-five acres of tho best land
in the Bfue GrasajroaT ,
S -j, -r - ' . --?
. J --. ... ' .
: JDr,. Everett, of New Orleans, claims to
have .in yep ted ; a : newV-Iegraph, requiring
.no.insulators batteries cr poles, tit is no
ticed approvingly , by ,tho .,1'icayune, which
Bays the . apparatus, -is ..slmplcj, the process
easy, and the alphabet.easily understood..,-,
. Charleston reports say thatin consequence
of the. cruelu.and. 1 oppressive legislation
against, freedmen by - the . South Carolina
Legislature, Gen, Sickles haslecn compelled
to issue a. very stringent Radical order, an
nulling all euc-h-legislative enactments.
The Nashville papers liiRko mention of a
mass meeting to be held in that city on the
22dof February, to' givo expression to tho
true feelings and desires of tho friends of
the.Presileat of peace, harmony, and good
government In Tennessee. - " - -'
Major General Govan, we are happy fo
announce, has been pardoned' by tho Presi
dent, and is making arrangements to retire
to his farm in Arkansas and engage in the
culture of' cotton. The 'many friends of
this distinguished gentleman1 will be happy
to know that he is in excellent health, :
."Major General M. P. Lowry, who com
manded a division of rebels at the battle of
Nashville and elsewhera, and who surren
dered to Sherman in North Carolina, has
taken to preaching: lie has two Baptist
churches in Tippah county,' Miss. He got
converted during the war, though it took the
hardest sort of text3 to do it.
The War Department has ordered General
Sheridan to reduce," if practicable, the mili
tary force in the division of the Southwest
to 10,000 white anil 10.000 colored troops.
Gen. Meade has been, ordered to mut ter out
all volunteer troops in' the department of
the East,' to reduce the force in the Middlo
department to 1,500 men, and in the de
partment of Virginia 16 2,5 0. The force in
the division of the Tennessee 13 to bo re
duced to 4,000 men. ' . '
President Juhnsou, as. the Nashville Dis
patch says, must regard it as a favorable in
dication when such men as John Bell
Emerson Etheridge, who are certainly not hi
personal friends, cordially fpstain the -policy
of his aduunUirati on in regard to the South-
era States... .Their support of the President
ia the great work of restoration of the South
ern Sutes spring from patriotic motives,
and thou! 3, therefore, ba appreciated the
more highly. - .
Rev. Dr. Prims, of the New York Ojoserv
cr, object s,. as any refined person might well
do, to tha publication of divorce trial re
ports.- 4-They ara corrupting and litted to
produce the eviU that the lav? would prorsat
or punish." IIj attributes. the-vast increase
of crime against the-mnrrlas'i vows to inia
dicious "inftrriavois,' an 1 iaarri.ig'js without
lave or mental or moral adaption.; "Ha als-j
objscU to the nc theory that tairrio l peo
ple have eqal right, and says the-Iaws.of
maTrrage arc laid down very plainly In tho
Bible, . The Apostles taught them very clear
ly ua-isT Christ . Bat thouTLnds of Chris
tians ignore an ' essential element of Chris
tian marriage, which is, that the husband id
the heal of tha vtii, 03 Chritt was the hea,i
of the Church. Where love abounds- It ia
the secret of harmony. . Where thia princi
ple is not admitted.-perpetual strife is the re
sult, alienation often begets seperation, and
this-is followed, if not preceded, LyinHIel
ity. - "'
- - Important Bill
In the Tennessee Legislature, on the 20tb,
Mr. Powell,' of tho Senate, introduced the
following': -
Vhkuea., Owing to the unprecedented
ncarcitycf money nd the corresponding de
mand for it to meet tho ci'"",icir r,r
loss 01 otacr C.ts Ly tba debtor, wherefore,
as a measure of ro!if t ihe poo!-,
De it e,ii::lcl Ij the General Assembly of
the State of - Tcuneaee. That all laws clot A;
saua char.ceiiors in this Stats wit'tr
authority to r..i.l rent ctate v. h-.u the 1 -igl.t
of redemption, l.-i ar, the -r.-r-. nro h'-r"r,'
repea.le.rl ; an,j t.UJ a-t u-ie if,-a.,. frj
and after its pat-ago. - . '.
Paesod cn first roiling, an J rsfsrrcd M
tic Cc-mraitt? ?n Juiiilur. "
Lauste l supp.iea and increased taxation, tho
Bale of lands by decrees or order cf court,
without th riiht of -jx leinption, is equiva
lent to their a'iii')-.t entire ha. an. ;.! tlm
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