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' ' Cburcli Directory. rieshytorian, ' Fayette ville no resalar cervices; Sunday school at a m. MotliOlist services every Sabbath" at 30:30 and at niiiht; Ue? G V Jackscn, pastor; Huudny iichool t8 o'clgck, Cutub!rl.and IVesbvterian services ev ery NabUth 10:30 au'd at night; T.ev W G Temploton.rastor; Sunday school 8 o'clock. - Union Chutch, Fluaoant Flains servict 1st SabUith each month at 11 and night by the Metwdists, liev W B Lowey, vrtacher in charge Slnd and 4th Sabbath each month at 11 by -.he Associate Ileformcd Frepbyteri ans, U'-v .1 H Muse, pastor. Methodist Sun day school at -- A HFrebTrinn, New Hope services 1st and 3rd Sabbaths ta 11; lietheL 2nd and 4lh Sabbatic at 11 Her A S Sloan, pastor. Methodist, Muibcrry services 3rd Sun day in raili month at 11 o'clock and every Unnday nirfit; KevWJ Collier, pastor; Sun day School at 9. - . , r.-.ptist, Wulberry services 1st Sabbath in each month at 11- Hev Win Huff, rastor. Cumberlind Fresbytenan, Mulberry ecrviccs 1st SaVbalh in each month at 11 and night; Itcv Jas Campbell, pastor. United Fretbyterlan, Lincoln services every frihUth at 11:15 a m; Ilov David Htran pasior; Sunday school at 10. Methodist, Shady Grove, (Shclton's crr(.k) services Is.t Snbbnth in each month at 11 o'clock; llev J. Farks,' preacher inch -Li).oitv Grove services 2ud Sabbath at 11 a m; l'lcv W A Gill, preacher in charge. CumbcrlM-.d Presbyterian, Oak Grove, near Flynt ville) services 4th Sabbath in cah month at 11 o'clock; IUv A V Suth crlcnd. supply. Methodist, Oak Hill sorvicei 4th Sab lath each Month' at 10 o'clock. Methodist services 2nd Sabbath et 10 A at; Kcv W P. Lowcry, PC. rundnrland Presl.ytcrian, Oak IlilL Uov J II Tifio t, pastor. . Piospect, Wells' hill, Saturday before 2d Bunday, each mouth, Kcv 15 T King, pastor. Hestera Crw k, Saturday before 4th Sun day, eat-nionth, Hi v 11 T King, pastor. Netnodist, Klyntill servicos 4;h Sab tath at 10:30 a. w; Mt. Hcrmon, Flintvillc circuit, sol vices 1st Sabbath at 10:30 a m ; Macedonia, Fliutvillo circuit, services 3rd H;AWth t 10:30 a ji Kev W U Anthony, preacher in charge. MisJonarv Ilartipt. Norris Crei k. (Buck- yc) -services 4th Saturday and Sunday in ach 'month; Ke G W Polity, pastor. Union, 1st Sundav; 1 i-oviUence, .mt; Mi rrtr Gove, 3rd; Oak Hill, 4th; lie? V T Ciilt preacher in charge. tthiloh.Methodjst, near Millvillo prcach ingon nd Sunday in each month atS" r. W., and jn. -Saturday at 11 a. w., before the 2nd and 1th Sunday, Kcv S M Cherry, pastor ' . - - Jllctll Dlrootory. rajcttcvlllo . l'ost-Offlcc. Railroad loaves every day except Sun day nt 8:4 5 a.m.; arri ven at 5:10 r.M. Supplies th following oltices: Kelso, Lincoln, k'lynt ville, Orogon, George's Store, Llora, Hunt's Htation, Sah'm, Winchester and Hechcrd. Shelby ville stage arrives Monday, Wed nesday and Friday at 11 a. m.; ioavessamc days at 2 r. m. Supplies Mulberry. Lynch burg, l.oonevillc, County Line, Shelby villo. Hunlsvillc Stag's lcav os Monday and Tlnirsday at 8 a. m.; arrives Tuesday and Friday at 5 r. m. Supplies Goshen, ila!e Green, Mcridianvillo and ITunUville. Shelbyvitle I ack leaves Moudays and Thursdays at 8 A. m.; arrives Tuesday and Friday at 6 r. u. Supplies Nonis Cri4t, Chestnut Kidgc.llawthorno and Shelbyyille. Pu'aski hcrse arrives every Saturday at 11 :30a a-; loaves same day at 12:30. Supplies tJyruston, Millville, Fisjjah, Bradshaw and FuUski. lUanche horse h;avea every Tuesday and Friday at 8 a. m.; arrives Wednesday and tfaturday nt 3 r. m. Sumdies Camarjo, Mo Fiiio, thld Wt;r, r.lanche. Boons 11 ill hors! arrives every Satur day f t 12 w; leaves samo day r.t lm. Petersburg horse leaves Saturday at 8 a V, arrives at 5 r u same day. Supplies JJenfiOW Siation and Petersburg. . . Money Orders can bo obtained at this of ficu upon post offices in all parts ef .the U nitcd States. A list of Money Order offices may be seen on application. Kates cf com mission for Money Orders art as follows: Not excoeding f 15 10 cents Over 15 aud not exceeding f 30. ... 15 do do oC do do 40 20 do do 40 4o do 50.... 25 do W. B. DOCTHAT, P. M. ca County OUlo or"e . N. P. Carter, County Jud;e. ' A.'S. frulton, Cleik Chancery Court W.C Morgan, do Circuit do P. D. Boy eo, do Otuoty do 11. T. Holland, Sheriff. O.W. Counts, W. A. Millard, W. A. Gun jiu'Shoin. lf puty-Sliirit!'s. : " . - , Jtei.iy llcndtraon. Trustee li. B. Thoiiipsuii, Piisler. .. II. C. Duli; County-Surveyor. ' 7". .1. Kivc Sup't of PuMic c'ui-ii. J', t!. r .-an, Coi-vur. y V. WcilavJ, i.....,M ' ' JL Ji.; iLLi Established December I5ih, WAS IT MAGNETISM? t A Thrilling Story of the Rebellion. Detroit Free Press. 1 : It has been asserted that Dan Vernon was the boldest and nio8t cruel bush-whacker, hi Virginia during the war. When Sherman entered the Shenandoah; Valley some of our foragera ransacked the house occupied by Mrs. Ver non, others stole all the poultry and live stock, and wheir thq third set came along there was a tragedy.-, ; ..:.)' j K'iW) Dan was in the Confederate ranks up the valley, and his wife and four children were left lii a bad situation. They had no food in the house whcnlliuhgry -foragers demanded -a -meal, and not a live thing had been left on the farm. .The woman, . despairing anu acsoiate, made a liercc x;r sonal attack on the men who had entered her . houses and in the struggle a. gun wast discharged and the heavy ounce1 ball killed two of her children as they clung to her skirt?. .'.The foragers were no - better than thieves in this instance and had the official at tempt, to discover, them., proved successful they ,w;ould rhayc re ceived just punishment. " Acts that should forever curse tlc perpetrators were often commit ted by lorngers unknown to of ficials in authority, 'and this'was one of them. - V' W Vl x . The woman left the murdered children on the floor and "fled up the. valley, and, her .'footsteps had' scarcely grown cold 'when the avenger.' of her wrongs'. ajv j)cared and demanded blood lor blood and more. ; Dan Version was permitted to leave the ranks to become a destroying angel. Hie children wero buried beneath a cherry tree in tha y artLby. our men, but no hand" wiped 'up the dark and terrible blood stains on the fann-liouse floor.. The. hus band and father, panting for ven geance, crept into the deserted house three nights after the bu rial, and dipping his fingers, into the undricd blood, he swore to rest not, but to kill and' destroy as long as life was left hlm.r. I do not know what Da it Ver non was when he . le ft home..' to become a Confederate soldier, but I do know that when He '. re turned to it aa an avenger ho had no more mercy in his heart than a tiger. "We heard from hini at once: A scouting party riding up the Valley lost its. captain and two men by successive shots from a Henry ri tic, and the man iwho fired them escaped through the woods. That night a vidette was struck" down from his horse and his throat cut. Kcxt day. a teamster iwas killed. Inohc week's time Dan . Vernon had killed thirteen men.'-"4. ". ';.T',"". 1 He left no wounded ; bclniid. When he fired it was with a dead aim, and the victim went '.'down with scarcely a "cry fr6ra lnslips. ! A rcfugee who. came .hC gave us such details. of . Di 33 we ..did not know, ; andv when iU was learned that he .was' bush-whacking" our advance scouts were de tailed to hunt him down. ;;, " Thev mirsucd in vain. Know ing every acre of ground in the Valley, he not only elnded.ptir suit, but many of theinen Ttur suing him kcvcr Acamc! bcfcHtO us. "if their bodies were found,, a bullet hole was roof lhat Dan" Vernon had added another- i ic tim to his list. -. : In four weeks timeDan Ver non had scored thirty fomr4'Vic-i tsrasj and loraging antt pcouung parties dreaded that i,one; manfotir eyes met sinilcJiCjMdf". more uian a wnoie regiment, in Earl v's arm v. lie wmh murder a 'picket at one point during the nirht, and next day- inisliw hack a troop "ten miles awavy ami lie. moved vitlr 1 he " steallhTbf jx " ti-t JS o man ever rrAvcv an- a- larm after knowing' of hid 'prcs- eiice. 1 . : AVcll, rwhat'X set'-out 1ft. tClj was how- wo captured --Dan one fine day,"ah"d liow singularly, )Q escaped. ,';. Parlies . wcic continu ally after him without' success, while' our party found. Jiiiri with out scarchinir. t ' .KM ..M i J About fifty of is'Trcthrowii; furwArd oii'e day fiom tlie picket) powt to a new position just tie- 1 4. f . scrted by the enemy. '' Included in this new territory was a log house, supposed to be deserted, but when we camo to investigate we discovered a and when ho awoke the blue- coats were about and beyond him. " ' Who the prisoner was no one seemed to care, but it "was the accepted opinion that he was no more than a private soldier, and I was detailed to guard hira tin til lie. c-.M e sent back 'to head i'l??aru 's. The mail betraved no v, i:t ii roused : fi6m fclecp. (.umu uij iiuu udiu. ji vv u , 1 uuu iin(n uCr iTmiuie ; ne : was bed in the comer. He had gone sight. I was silting there, to sieep in mc uonicucraio i"jeH,!oTcn ana eves lixed on v ft.. '4B? Ji. i ? 1 "Let all 1850 1 tl .1 j: 1 JL1JJJ V d.:iLJ U v. 1 FAYETTEVILLB, is iar as wo coum see ne was unarmed, and ' when4,; the 'boys joked him " oii- hia" captu.ro he cOt)lly j-cplicd: " 'W ell, it ain't huthin' to weep over, I was gitting purty tired of this thing, anyhow'.". r ' ' . J had A fair look at the man's facc,and I found something there to, puzzle and "startle me. One day I had picked up the dacrucr- reotype ora 'mhn dressed in cit izen a cIqUics ;3ft sepmed to be tliat of a farmer, but the face was otfoia bo' ivmcbcred;3 As I sat itf thc open door of the old house) 'carbine Across my knees, and looked-into :the face of our prisoner, 1trcamx? ;to-inie'"'air at oucQ that' jt ' was'?iiis .'.face .1; Iiad scien in lh pictui-e.j i There Was a great change in sfemo particu-larehtctII6hfideutly'an- nuireu: turc bur: "Yes," he replied. "Was the case made of red m6roecbrV;.4 IV-was. rj Then the picture I had found in camp must havcrbcen stolen frpm iis houscT hy oragers .and thrown away.i The. man looked at me if ready to answer fur ther questions butUiad none to put just then. I was wondering at the curqus icoineidencevvhen he sat "up i bh ins' bed', looked me sqtiard in tlitfleyc, And said : "I am Uan.VciTion, the bush whackcrj "aridP killed one cf your men last "night before ininhcTc!:;t';l"'f:;'; "Dan'VcnionH'Ij repeated af ter , hllTLj. j ,, nf.. f'C' ' , 'Yci i Dt is' a good jolco bri your comrades, who took me for a scrub soldier V'i ly.'.-A I was so taken by surprise that 1 1 could not utter a word; He was as cool as 'ice, however, and he" continued:. ,.''" ' ;It would giyc Sheridan great joy to string xraC tip "or see me shot, but my time hasn't come ycU 1 shall bo . going pretty Xow, that was pretty cool talk, considering that I .was there to guard hint and had my carbine ready for a shot, with lit ty com rades w;itlnn hailf but ho w ent on : "1 have ray rilte under the straw, and could have ' shot y on long Ago. -1 didn't wran't to, how- cTciv l ; teci gooa-naturca tms morning, and youiiccd fear no harm."., . v, ; ,7". , "One cry from 'mc ; will alarm lite- whole -post," '-T- managed to remark. "Pooh I Tet'e hear you yell but once!" .- ! Our eyes met. " Tlierc was nothing malicious' m his, but thev- put a strange spell on me. T . I J 1 4 .J ins voice, ioo,Miau a strange tender influence, aiidj when he asked me to toss him my canteen of water and haversack of food I obeyed without the least hesi tation. He drank from the can teen andyirTlic ij wed ..away jii the food noTciiiatJt'cd:' i "This ia pretty good fare for a hungry man. As I can't stay heru to cat ft all up I - shall beg the 'favor' I of carrying; the '. vest v. -.4 lm wrk " "DidyoU'cVcTTTaTc-y'Oiir pier taken by -rr--f oi 'Lynch- , i ' Jill lliU. and offer a word of objection. ! "I heard thatShcridan has of fered a reward ' for me, but no one will ever cam it," he said, as he drank again. r. v . ... .77 1 I lie warf' not fifteen feet from my carbine, and I was thinking how surely I could hit him, when "If you want to shoot me blaze away, but I tell you can't hit me." ! .We looked at each mother for iialf a mintitc,'ahd I felt ttjr car ti tl bine Klinwinflr from mv crasp to ip fn)und outside. Jiv hnirers! y A CD - O X i lie was looldng inlor iny" eyes ' naB 5liraDcr5 :v. asKCC -tnc id'rtould'ribtTorcc mr lips to;01' ' ' 'V '- , ' '.', Knd no strcngtli.to hold it: Dan:un lUi i,Knu"t fcI u ,u laughed in a lry way and 6aid: but 1 haixlly recognized my own voice. ':"loohr' he carelessly implied, 'I ani ready to leave now 1 1 will tro out -this i door Jicre- and you shall sit'ri-rht 'where-vbu ttrel'' s ! I aS looking full at him, and (0 save my life I couldn't move either hand or foot. Each limb felt as numb as if asleep. ; "Well, old boy, good bye to you," said Dan as he picked up ,j "Why don't you shoot r; : I tni'Tsli'airnevcrAlcave HKis place ahvel I said m answer, "JJuttcrauf'llns rifle fmm,1hn straw, and in A'.ji t a t - . 1. out VI month acancv when a comrade came, down from the - piekot-rost.- shook ' me and cried out: :,ytz ' "A nice man, you arc, fast a slecp and your prisoner gone l" yfH I asleepr-Ko! Wasjt a dream r ',J 01 : lut the, prisoner w3 gone; There Sra talk of a com t-martial in hiya-e, but it never occurred, as the prisoner was eupposcd tb -bc only 'some the ends thou aim'st at be common "Johnny Ileb." Had it been known that my man was the famous bush-whacker 1 would have been taken out and shot for pennitlinghimto escape. ' I per mitted him, and yet I didn't. I was as helpless as' if "without power - or muscle. . That night when he crept in on a picket and stabbed him to the heart I won dered if the poor Victim first saw those strange,; wild,-magnetic eyes glaring into his to deprive him even of the power to ask for mercy. ; . :y ;'r . The Counterfeit Bill '"'l - - . . ... i . i A 1 1 1 ux snarp man, who news so close to the line which separates honesty from dishonesty as not infrequently: to cross it, is like ly to have his own - chips hit hira in the face. Sueh a; one met his mat ch. when he encoun tered' a shrewd; man;'. It was during the Yar- of . 1812, En gland wa's made up of . bills of suspended banks; of bank notes authorized' by the Connecticut Legislature, and redeemable three - years - afterr the w ar. These were called "facilities." There, were also specie bank bills, which, were the notes oi the jNew England .banks that continued to pay specie, said notes being rare. -Besides these there were counterfeits in cir culation.: The specie bills were at a-prcminm, and the- "facili ties" at,20 j)er cent, discount.' ' . A traveler offered a $5 note at a turnpike gate, and received in change a roll of' greasy' bills. Glancing at it, ho remarked: "Why, half of these are coun tcrfeitrt ' .I'-?-. ' " -' ' '-"'- ."I know it," replied the keep er, "but they'll pass just as well as any other money. It was under these circum stances that, in the1 city of Hartford, a shrewd man called one day on a greedy neighbor, with whom ho had some - deal ings. The following dialogue took place: - 1 Shrewd man Do you recol lect, giving me a 10 , bill in change yesterday? Greedy Man "No, I don't. Why do you ask? . . S. M. 'Well,' I found a specie bill of 10 in my pocket-book, and I thought I might have re ceived lit from you. You re member I was only entitled to a "facility, and .not a specie bill? ; . - G. M. "Well, 'I dare 6ay you had it of me. Let me see it. , S. M.Therc it is. '. G. M. Oh, yes; I recollect it perfectly. I'll tako it, and give you a "facility."; ... .S.M. Are you sure you gave me that bill? G. M.--Certajnly, certainly; I recollect it distinctly. m S. M, Well, I'm glad you arc sure, for they tell mo the specie hill is counterfeit. " V Splitting tha Difference. i A young man "with the blush of "country life! oh hia cheeks sold but , his. : pro'dttce on tho market yesterday and entered a shoe-store and' 6aid he wanted a pair of shoes for his wife. ;' ' i xae young nusnana scraicnca hi3 head, looked very, much em barrassed, and finally said,"'- ! "WelI,.Vl-ve been married eight months, bat this shoo bus iness stumps me. I don't hard ly believe she wears Sevens, and I don't think she - kin git Into fives. ' ,1 guess if we split the difference- we'll ; bit ; her pretty close.", H v . -':'"-' He wasrgiyen a; pair of eights, and, after squinting along tho spies, he observed:, i "I guess.; them'll do. She's worth;" D f It will not do hi this fast ago to be " continually halting be tween two '.opinion," or trying to sit on two tstooW; ThisptaiH ding on the rbtipk ;of danger or poverty and shivering about chances andrisks, will not . do. Methusalah might have done so without "much risk of' "letting opportunities slip, but just now, while many ' are standing idle, don't wait lor the waters to be troubled, but stir them yourself, and if yoq, stop, even then, to doubt eome one may step in a had of you. Perhaps the open ing just now may not fill yonr ideas of importanco or remuner ation, bnt ten to one," a! few moniha fi-om now ybu may sigh in vain for theso samo opportu nities, how- refused. :vj j, , : - ' -: A telephone between Peters burg, Va., and AVilmington; IN". C.j a distance of 225 miles, , is a success;-' ' " ' .". .'; '-',:' . ' - thy Country's, thy God's, and THURSDAi, AUGUST ' For tlio Faycltcvillo Obserrer. THE UNJUSTLY ACCUSED. Away t yoar friendship I disdain, Who eeek to give dishonor's stain; ' Your false regard from me remove, 't Withdraw from me yonr worthless Ioto; Who dare with calumny and shame -To mark my fair uablenuibhed Dame. Of more iutrinsic worth to me, A name of spotles purity . .' More valued far the prize I hold, ,1 . , Than Iaural wreath or crown of gold, - -i Not that I feel the slishtesl fear, ; To meet the'world'a maKcioua sneer, 'Tia'met with more than equal scorn, ; And hy i;ts victim proudly borne; Unhanived I stand nor deign to car?, Of all accused my conscience's clears Caa falsehood mark its base design . To injure mo whild virtue's mine ? Or sacred truth be cast aside; ' .- . To let the dark erfidioua tide t ; ,r Of slander from the perjured tonguo, ' Pursue its course of baneful wrong ? . ' Shall truth be naught ? ahall justice fail ? And shall a sernt tonguo prevail; And shall tli' unjust accuser's stair, On me fore verraors remain While I in virtue" firmly .stand, ' Against that false accuser's brand, r .j Nay, great Avenger of my wrongs, To whom the gift'of life belongs; , V Who views my wild, impulsive? soul, Where passion's fiery billows roll; . Before thina 'ail surveying eye'r t." " Her secret thoughts expanded lie, ' -0, Thout who can'st he will rcstrain7 -Bid holy truth triumxhant reign; .",' They who 6scut the false surmise, t - O'er them let me victorious rise. J j ' gi . :"3old Again.- A coloreu . woman. - accompa nied by a bright. three-year" old "pick" were passengers ; on- Wood ward 'avenue -car yester day, and after alternately observ ing the youngster for a few min utca an old man leaned forward and asked: ' - '.'' -; "Madam,ia that child for sale ?" "AYall, dat'8 'cordin to the price sot on him, I 'epose," bhe replied. - : "I'll give you a ten dollar bill for him, continued tho man. "Dat's my figger, an de nig ger am yourn i she answered, and wTith a twist of her arm she placed the "pick" on the buy er's knee, and held out her hand for the money. "Yfellbu W the dazed man stammered, as the little elf clung tirrhtlv to his vest and seemed greatly pleased. "Come right down wid - de scrip 1" Baid the woman. "You made de offer an' I 'ceptcd it, an' if -1 can sell dc odder seven at the same price, I'll begin all obcr again? "VVhar's de ten spot?" 1 'Madam, I will givo you two dollars of the money, and you keep him till I call," responded the man as he fished for his wal let. . " " ' s " " 1 "Wall, but you want to bo a roun' purty smart, old man, for two dollars dean' go , fur feedin' such a 'posstim as him. I git off right hcah, an' I libs in dat ole house wid dc black chim bly, way up dar. You'll find me dar all de time." j ."Why the old man should have preferred to stand on tho plat form for the rest of his ride , is his,o wn affair. -1 - - i , A Female Question A lady who had had much experience in , teacnnig potn boys and girls, speaking of tho extraordinary obtusehess of a certain pupil, said: , "In a. physiology class, this young lady. of 15 inquired with languid surprise, 13 there not a straight passage-' through the head from oho car to the oth er?' " "A somewhat natural conclusion," tho teacher dryly commcnfedj'.f-if eho "had ever watched the processes of her own mina c ; :; : . . "Which would - you prefer teaching" - asked a visitor "boys or girls?", . . ., "Boys, pnfiiiitclr, was the prompt reply. "N o boy, for instance, would cYCChavnasKcct such a question as that, lie would long before have investi- cratcd tho subject with. a lead- pencil. ' Not, probably, ' in hia own cars,", sho added medita tively, "but in his younger brother's." : : ! Nashville Banner: Allow the Banner to make a " protliction. If this compromise is not settled at the August election, it will be tho last ;hanco tho people will over havo to settle it on such favorable terms. , Tho next offer will be to pay tho whole debt, and the owners of such a vaa.t 6um will find some way to get it. Mark our words. - The grave of Abraham Iin coln's mother, at Lincoln Oty, Ind., is unmarked by tombstone or tuxblet of any kind and lies almost entirely hidden beneath a wild growth of grass and weeds. ri rl l-i fll t i i II M Truth's."' 7, lS7a i , Avaeric Outfitted. . Tho case of John Eyre, Esq., who, though worth upwards of 20,000, was convicted at the Old Baily, and sentenced to transportation, for stealing e levcfi quires of common writing paper was rendered more me morable by the opportunity which it gavc Junius to impeach the integrity of Lord Mansfield, who was supposed to have er- ruu in aumiiiiiig . mm . xo uaii. An anecdote is related of Mr. Eyre, which shows in ;a strik ing manner the natural depravr lty of the human heart, and may help to'account for .' the mean ness of the crime of which he stood convicted. An uncle of his, agentleman of considerable property, made hi will in favor of a clergymau, Who was an in timate' friend, and committed it, unknown to the rest of his fam ily,' to the custody of the divine. However, Inot , long before his death having altered his mind with regard to the disposal of his. wealth, ho made another will in" which he left the clergyman only 500, leaving tho bulk of his large fortune to go to his phew and heir-in-law, Mr. Eyre. . Soon after the old gen tleman's death, Mr. Eyre, min ing over Ins.. drawers, found this last . will, and perceiving the legacy of 500 in it for the clcrsryman. 'without any hesita tion or scruple of conscience, put itin the fire, and took posses sion of the yhole effects, in con sequence ot Ins uncle 8 being supposed to have died intestate. Tho clergyman coming to town soon alter,, and inquiring into tho circumstances . of his . old friend's death asked if ho had made any , will before ha died. On being answered by Mr. Eyre in the .negative, tho clergyman very coolly put his hand in his pocket and pulled out the former will, which had been committed to his care, in which Mr. Eyre had bequeathed him the whole of his fortune, amounting to several thousand pounds, ex cepting a legacy of 500 to his uepuew. '.... A Singular Ssct. Rockingham county, Va., is just now 'fair as the garden of tho Lord with fruit orchards and country lanes white and ro sy with dogwood and sweetbri cr. The Dankards, German Baptists, have settled on farms or built their quiet villages all hrough this fertilo valley, stretching up and down, choos ing.shrcwdly the rich bottom- ands which he between tho Al oghanies of Pennsylvania, Ma ryland aud East Tennessee. Wherever they go they carry hnft, peace and plenty with hem. They are usually skill ul farmers and dairymen, are as close and honest in dealing as uuakers, refuse lite them o fight cr take an oath, 'and wear, also, a dress given up uy ho rest of the world a century v . a . ajro. mo men. with their pa- riarckat beards,, buttonless Coats and -f wide-rimmed hats, and tho women-in their prim chocolate-colored gowns ; with diiinty whito lawn caps and crossed neck-handkerchiefs, are picturesqno feature of the mountains m West . Virginia and Maryland. This quaint, ancient sect has increased slowly hilt steadily in numbers and wealth during tho ast few years. In' one marked respect theso German Baptists differ from ' other ' sects. Their clergymcnj-eceivq no salaries, supporting themselves" like St. Paul,1 by th6 labor of their own hands. The gospel .' ia .with them a free gift. . . . .. . j r An Ancient Nation. ( At tho departuro of the chil dren of Israel from Egypt, Chi na was seven hundred years old; and when Isaiah prophesied of her 'she had existed fifteen centuries. She has seen tho rise and decline of all tho great nations of antiquity. Assyria, Babylon, Persia,'. Greece and Rome havo long since followed each other to tho dust; but Chi na still remains a solitary - and wonderful monument of patri archal times. Then look at tho population of the country, roughly estimated at four hun dred millions ten times the population of Great Britain and Ireland. , Every third person that' lives" and breathes upon this earth and beneath . these heavens is a Chinese; every third gravo that is dug is for a Chinese. The girls arc making a great racket about the correct, thing in neckties. In fact, says the Boston Tvst, it is a raging tie-j fuss. ! w w Vv O t4 1 . N JPrcprlcZor VOL, XXVi-KO. M. He Hung Himself. . Jerry Mooncy and his wife could never agree- Whatever ho did sho condemnfid, to all she did she would not permit him to utter a disparaging word. "Mollie," said he oue day, "I cannot please you whilo I live, so I will see whether my death will increase your happiness. I'll hang myself." "Do please, was tho cool re sponse. Half an hour later she hap pened to go up stairs, and sure enough, there was Jerry hang ing by tho neck. It was not a slip knot, however, but a sham a circus man taught him. She gave a scream and mshed down stairs, w hilo he caught tho rope with hands, and took a rest and laughed quietly to think how he had fooled his wife. Ho heard her rushing up : atrain, followed by a neighbor. Then they cut him down and took the rope from, his neck, his wife, the meanwhile, indulging luxurious ly in grief. Suddenly he felt his hands tied behind hira and a te nacious plaster slapped over his mouth, .his wife crying and moaning all tho time. ,"jnow nejp mc with an your might,' said she, to Mrs. Barber, "these are the first thinirs to be done when a man is halt hung the plaster compels : him to breathe through his noso wThcn he comes too. ; Kow run for the hot flat-iron hurry.", And then began a system of torture for poor 'Mooncy tha would have put the Inquisition to blush. The held . hot irons to the soles of his feet until he squirmed with pain; they appli ed a mustard plaster to his chest that drew like a locomotive: . 11 i i i . tney Dainco, ms ncaci vvitn ice- water till ho thought of Iceland. The more he kicked tho more vigorous their exertions; they slapped his hands, rolled him over the floor, and stood him on his head v ice., versa.: This was kept up for half an hour, when he was released, ' and then his wife quietly informed him when he wanted to humbug her arain to heave ahead. A Joke Returned. Tho Palmyra Enterprise published in Jefferson county Wisconsin, relates this new dog story and a pretty good one. A gentleman connected with tho United States lake snrvey in this city, was cnrasrea one day on the skirt of a wood ia Indiana. Near him, sleeninjr lazily in the sun, lay his faith ful dog, Tiger. Thinking to have some fun with tho dog, he gave a shout and a jump into tho thicket as If all the game ever protected by cramo laws from marauding hunters was thrashing through the bushes. ; . As ho expected, Tiger came bounding' and barking to the fray, and soon detecting the trick that was piayodupou him, sneaked bacx to his lair and lay down ' The surveyor resumed his du ties, and was hard at work for two or three hours, when, all at once, tho dog rose from hi. sieep, set hia-ears ana eyes in direction of: tho wood, gave a bark and made a riih to the forest depths. ; Tho surveyor followed the noblo brnte to a treoiup which he was sending canine congrat ulations to the prey; but when the surveyor ' camo and began anxiously to scan 'tho' boughs fcr tho hiding game Tiger ' gave a satisfied -."Ah Whooh!" .bo- stowed a glanoe of contempt-at tho surveyor, and striking a dignincd gait stalked back to his couch with tho appearance of a dog that had : squared all accounts with tho Jarce survey, and had left nothing duo on ei ther side. .' . ; ! A jeweler in South Royals- ton, ;Vt., spied on tho finger of a highly esteemed young lady who was shopping iu his store, a ring that had been stolen from his stock. She told him, in response to his inquiries, that it had been given to her by a buy ih suitor. This led to the discovery, of a eociety of thieves, sons of respectable pa rents. Tho boy a had: secret eigiiR, passwords and- oaths, af ter the manucr of a body they had read about in a dime novel, and had committod several bur glaries. : ' ' ; . "Breakfast shirts" arc enu merated in - gentlemen n fashion reports. Must , be the "boiled shirt" one's heard of; but : it would seem that euch victuals would "go against one's stom ach." . : ' '; - - Hack hire at Long Branch is) '$1.50 per hour. I fijip of Fun, Swear not at all. The fa!! of A-dam cursed ihc Whole '-r,ce. It is reported that Mount E: na has given up smoking. This is Livable. .Tho fclIoTT. macla a bad lull when he went to 6tcal a squash aud got gourd. "There is no place like Chica go," says a C'hicarro paper. "That is so, and a lucky thinir it is, too." Rev. Collyar wa3 n black smith. This is the reason that ho can so readily rivet the atten tion of his audience A railroad eating houso 13 kept on the. you-ropc-in plan, where they beat a gong twenty minutes for refreshments. The littlo girl look3 forward to the time when she caa "do up" her hair like a lady as a period ox iruc.nair-pmness. , Atmospheric air is so heavy that its weight upon the body is fifteen pounds to the square inch. People can understand now why it is so hard to raise the wind. A young lady was heard to re mark a day or two ago: "Why, I haven't had a woolen hoe on my limb this winter.": That's culchah. . We never saw a workingmnn who - hated Kinirs and Queens bad cnousrh not to take a couple from the bottom of the pack if an opportunity olxcrcd. ' A poet in the Whitehall Timet exclaims: "I am haunted, weird ly haunted, by the dripping of the rain." We should ' advise new shingles as a remedy. lo matter how bad and de structive a boy may be, ho nev er becomes so degraded or. losc3 his self-respect sufficiently to throw mud on a circus poster. - Somo men arc captivated ' by a woman's laugh, just as some; men predict a pleasant day be cause the sun shines out' clear for a. moment. They forget tho chance foi squalls. ' Dutch girls make tho best wives. King William has been married fifty ycara and ho is not as baldhcadcd as some Ameri cans who have been wedded on ly that many months.- ,; ", Judging from tho large num ber of young physicians being ground out by our medical col leges, wc . can no longer sing, "This world is but aa M; 1, void." . j : r When yon hear "a country choir singing, "There ' will bo no more sorrow then?," yon con clude at once that cither tho a foresaid choir will not bo there, or they will not be permitted to sing. A correspondent asks if tho first game of base-ball was not. when the dove "went out on a Hy from the ark?" . It may have been, although We havo heard Cain struck a foul blow,' and was the first base man. "How did you come to get married?" asked a man of a very homely friend. "Well, you sec, he replied, "after I had vainly tried to win several girls that I wanted, I finally turned my at tention to one that wanted mc, and then it didn't tako long to arrancre matters." 1 . When yon see a man wildly boring his fingers down in tho front of his shirt bosom or try- in": to reach down the back of. his neck, on a warm Sunday eve ning in church, yon may know that a crazy bug has got down. past his collar ' and is tracing a railroad map on his bare skin. "In pnrsuing my theme, I' should like to cover morcr ground, but" "Buy shoes big ' euough for your feet, ami yon it do. it,";. was. the impudent sug- gcstion from the crowd, and I ho orator adjourned . his remarks until a moro rcfiticd audience : could be present. :.'; When Jones opened the front ' door yesterday morninr and ' found a strange baby in a bas- -ket on tho door step, he picked up tho bundle, and as he carried , it to hU wife ho was heard to , remark: "Some men , arot bora babic-?, some cicn achievd ba- ' biea, and eorao men have babies thrust upon them." ; ; "What are yon worth?'.' ask- ed a rich old miser of a young man who was courting his only ; child. "Not much now, but I'm corninsr into a largo fortune in few yearn," waa tho reply. Tho marriago took place, and then the old mier learned that tho larjro fortuno which tho youncr man was coming into was his fathcr-in-iaw a. A party met at a public table, and tho convenatiou turned on ho subject of transmigration. Mr. K. waa a firm believer in'thc Ioctrineand was expiating large ly upon lU pointd. lie was in terrupted by a gentleman with: "H., what do you supposo your self to have been before, you were K?" "I do not know," re plied K.; "I might have' lcen a )ir for aught I Know. " wen, rejoined his friend, ."you have nut alteml mnch only got uihjii your hind lers."