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Eaton Weekly Democrat.
I. G. GOtJIiD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, ind the Collection of Local and General News. . Two Dollars per Annum, in Advance, " ' " VOL. V.-NO. 36. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1872. WHOLE NUMBER 267. The Railway Ride. BY THOMAS DUNN ENGLISH. In their yachts on ocean gliding. On tbeir steeds Arabian riding. Whirled o'er owi on tinkling sledges. Men forget their woe and pain : What the pleasure then should fill them What the eestacr shonld thrill them Borne wi th ponderous speed, and thunderous. U r toe narrow iron plain. Restless as a dream of vengeance. Mark yon there the iron engines Slowing steam from snorting nostrils. Moving each apon its track : Sighing, panting, anxious, eager. Not with purpose mean or meager. But intense intent for motion. For the liberty they lack. 0 Now one screams in triumph, for the Engine-driver, grimed and swarthy. Lays his hand upon the leTer. And the steed is loose onoe more; Off it moves, and fast and taster. With no nrging from the master. Till the awed earth shakes in terror At the rumbling and the roar. Crossing long and thread-like bridges. Spanning streams, and clearing ridges, Sweeping over broad green meadows. That in starless darkness lay How the engine rooks and clatters. Showers of fire around it scatters. While its biasing eye outpeering Iioeks fer perils in the way. To yon tunnel drift careering. In Its brown mouth disapperring. Past from sight and passed from hearing. Silence follows like a spell; Then a sudden sound-burst surges. As the train from earth emerges With a scream of exultetten. With a wild and joyous yell. What the chariot swift of Ares Which a god to battle carries ? What the steeds the rash boy handled Harnessed to the sun-god's wain 7 Those are mystic: this is real ; Born not of the past ideal. But of craft and strength and purpose. Love of speed end thirst of gain. Oh I what wildnees 1 oh I what gladness I Oh I what joy akin to madness! hi what reckless feeling raises Us to-day beyond the stars I What to as all human anti-hills. Fame, fools sigh for. land that man Gils, In the swinging and the clattering And the rattling of the oars 7 TWO SIDES OF THE SAME STORY. His Side. A. telegram announcing the serious illness of my only sister, bad shortened my hardly earned holiday. Though I started from the north fetfroediately by the night mail, London would not be reached before the next morning. With the prospect of a long and cold journey, I provided plenty of rugs and furs, and rolling myself up warmly in them, hop ed to -be able to allay my anxiety in sleep. It was a bitter night in the beginning of December. Snow had been falling slightly through the day, and the coun try through which we hurried looked bleak and dismal. Spite of the weath er there appeared to be a good many passengers, and I was just congratulat ing myself on having secured an empty carriage, when at a small country station, to my disgust, the door was opened and a. lady got in. Before I could remon strate the door was shut and the train was again on the move. ' Confound that guard I" I mentally ejaculated ; " what a lot of cold that fellow has let in I" and I proceeded to wrap my tiger skin more closely around me. In doing so, however, I found the unwelcome irtrader had her feet on the end of it. The girl, for so I judged her to be from the slightness of her figure, moved instantly, and I caught a glimpse of her face. It was enough I The utter wretchedness, palor and woebegone look arrested my hand: and noticing, that she only had a small bag " with her, in stead of taking care of myself I begged her to accept the loan of my rug, re marking at the same time that it was "a frightfully cold night for traveling." The girl looked up and smiling her thanks accepted my offer; but sank again into a dejected attitude into her corner of the carriage. Somehow I could not settle to sleep. In vain I shut my eyes ; some strange attraction caused me to open them and look toward my companion. She was now leaning forward gazing into the darkness with an amxious questioning look upon her face a look as if she was striving to look into futurity painful to behold in one so young. Seen in the dim light given by the lamp, I judged her to be about twenty years of age a refined, fragile-looking girl, far too delicate to be abroad alone such a night. From her face my glance descended to her dress, which was hand some and in very good taste; she had taken off her gloves and her small, well formed hands were clasped tightly to gether on her lap. That she was labor ing under some deep distress or anxiety of mind t.-ere could be no doubt. Was it not strange for so young and pretty a girl to be traveling alone at Buch an hour? I had looked at my watch when she got into the carriage, and it marked midnight. No one had accompanied her to the door, not even a servant! Who was she? Where could shebe going? Wolud she be met? Losing myself in these conjectures I awoke, making the chilly air still more chill. I glanced atmy companion she looked positively death-like, but as wide awake as ever. As we were close to London, I began to prepare my things for leaving the train. The girl returned my tiger-skin and thanked me for it in a low voice. I made a few ob servations on the wretchedness of being obliged to travel all night, to which she barely responded. As I wanted to find out something about her, I went on talking ; I told her I was hurrying home to see my sister's sick bed, but concul ded with t " It will be too early, however, to knock them up when we reach town ; so I shall go first and get some break fast at a coffee-house where I am known which is sure to be open." ' Is it a place a lady can go to ?" to my surprise asked my companion ; " be cause, if so, I shall be very glad of some coilee belore 1 continue my journey." "If you will permit me, I shall be very happy to take you there," I an swered, "and also to see after your lug gage as you are not going to be met." " Thank you," she replied, while a vivid blush crossed her pale face ; " but I have only this bag with me." On reaching London I transferred my traps into a cab, and we Btarted together in search of breakfast. Very soon we were very comfortably located beside a blazing fire, with steaming hot coffee and eatables before us. My companion nte iut little and spoke still less. " Uow pretty she is," I thought, " and lyr ffltjreljr tb dy. Still pkere i something so entirely strange about the whole affair that I will make a mental note of everything about her hazel eyes and hair; arched eyebrows, well defined ; large nose ; pretty mouth ; beautiful teeth ; oval face." But 1 felt all the time without thus minutely ex amining each feature, her face was in delibly impressed on my mind ; I was not likely soon to forget either the face or the girl. Being very anxious for news of my sister, directly our meal was finished I paid my bill the girl would not hear of my paying her share and ordered the waiter to call a hansom. " Please, a cab for me at the Bame time," said she. " Now," I thought, ." she will be oblig ed to give an address, and I shall know where she is goiDg." Placing her in the cab and shutting the door, I said, "where shall I tell the driver to take you ?" A suddenly frightened look, a blush and catching of the breath, a moment's hesitation, and then " Temple-bar," was the order given. I marveled, but gave the direction, took off my hat, and the cab drove oft. " Very mysterious," I thought. However, there was no time for indulging in vain speculation, home I must hasten. My siBter I found very ill, though all danger was over; but what with the necessary attention to her and a great press of business, of my own, I ceased to think further of my strange traveling companion. Four days after, however, my eye was suddenly arrested by the following ad vertisement in the "sensation" column of the Timet : "Left her home, on the evening of the 1st of December, a young lady. Middle height, and delicate look ing; brown eyes and eyebrows, oval face. Dressed, when last seen, in a maroon rep dress, trimmed with velvet and fringe. Is supposed to have with her a hand-bag, with initials in gold on it, of ' B. B.' Any person giving infor mation as to her whereabouts, or any information whatever, shall be hand somely rewarded. Apply to L. B., post office, Stonham." I rubbed my eyes. Did 1 see clearly ? Was I dreaming? No; there was the exact description of my traveling com paniondate and discription coincided. Then there was some mystery connected With the girl, alter all. 1 thought so. five minutes' reflection, and 1 was writing to " L. B.," giving a full account of my journey to town. The letter dispatched, 1 waited with what patience I could for the next move in the play. Just as I had finished dinner the next evening, and was feeling somewhat lonely, not having my sister to talk to, as had ever been the case since we were left orphans together years ago, the servant entered, saying a gentleman was in the- library who desired to see me, if possible, instantly, on very im portant business. The card sent in bore the name of " Col. Byng." " -Now for the solution of the mys tery 1 " I thought, as, quickly following the servant, I found myself in the presence of a tall, military-looking man, who came forward to meet me in great agitation, and, as J ottered my hand, broke out with Tell me where to find my daughter, for God's sake 1" Quickly 1 related Ihe circumstances of our journey ; and as I ended the story the poor lather dropped his head on his breast, . murmuring, " All my lault, my tault, L was too harsh with the poor child ; I know it now, too late. And yet I believed I was acting for the best. Sir " turning to me " I thank you for easing my mind so far. You say you are a lawyer. 1 pray you unite your efforts with mine ; help me to find my child." We sat late into the night, arranging plans for the following day. I prevailed upon Col. Byng to take urrhis quarters at my house, that he might be on the spot to compare notes. Baside, the poor man was in such a distracted state it was not fit for him to be in a hotel alone. Though every available means of the detective force, advertisements, etc, were used, our search proved fruitless. The unhappy father at last, worn out with anxiety, trouble and self-upbraid- ings, had to return to his hope, his af fairs there requiring his presence. His parting words to me were : " Leave no Stone unturned ; spare no expense ; find Beatrice. I feel my actions have murdered my child." Lett to myself, 1 redoubled my efforts, but was baffled at every turn. 1 trem blingly asked myself, " Could it be true? was she no more ? That face, so sweet, so pure that face which I now felt was my fate was I never to see again ?" The thought was maddening. " Leave no stone unturned," uo, there could never again be rest for me until I had found her. HER SIDE. Things came to a climax for me that evening, now vividly I remember each particular ! The long, long drawing-room, dimly lit by the lamp placed on a small table by the hre, neai which sat my step mother, toying with some bright-colored wools, and talking merrily to the dis agreeable, cynical-looking man at the opposite side of the hearth ; while I, at a distant table, pretended to be read ing, though all the while my father's parting words kept repeating themselves over and over again in my mind, and dancing before me on the page in vain I tried to read. " You must accept Mr. Lomax be fore my return at the end of the week, Beatrice. There must and shall be no further delay, else you will re main no longer in my house." Those were the fatal words, the wdrds that would give me no rest. I looked at Mr. Lomax. Accept him? be his wife ? belong to him ? the wife of a man three times my age ? a man of morose, gloomy temper, whom I instinctively feared as well as hated ; whose touch I shuddered at; whose glance seemed to blight me? Because he was rich and I poor, was I, therefore, to sacrifice my young life? Never, come what might 1 "Mr. Lomax wishes you to sing, Beatrice,'' came from the distance, my stepmother's silvery, insincere voice. Seeing that I hesitated, she crossed quickly over and hissed in mr ear: "Come, no nonsense; do as you are bidden, instantly, or you go to your room.'' Without more ado I went to the Eiano, found a song that I remembered e particularly disliked, and sang it bad'y. "Really, Beatrice, I cannot congratu late you either on your song or your voice," said Mrs. Byng, for once forget in g her rale of amiability. " Pray, sing something that will give us some little pleasure to listen to." Mr. Lomax here joined in : " Yes, Miss Byng ; you seem to forget that the last time you sang that song I expressed my dislike to it." " So," thought I, " before I have even agreed to marry you, you dare to cen sure me ! I wonder what it will be after!" However, I took a piece and played it through. Just as it was finished I found Mr. Lomax at my elbow. "Cruel Beatrice, not to sing," he murmured; and suddenly encircling me with his arms, kissed me two or three times. I struggled madly to free myself; jumped up and out of the door ; not, however, before I had heard Mrs. Byng's voice say soothingly, " Don't " be dis mayed, Mr, Lomax, the dear girl will come round in a day or two; I will answer for it." " Come round ! She would answer for it." Half crazed, I fled up stairs, rushed to my room, and locked the door ; then I plunged my face into a basinful of water to wash away, if possible, every trace of those hated kisses. Yes ; he had certainly made a masterly stroke then he had made me realize how utterly I hated him. I felt scorched, polluted by his touch. And my father had said by his return it was a settled thing. Mrs. Byng, of course, had lorced him to say that ; she wanted me gone, that her child might reign supreme. Why, not content with forcing this hated marriage upon me, she had even that very day heaped other indignities upon me ; I had had to do servants' work. O, what was I to do ? My father had said I should not remain with him. Then I must marry Mr. Lomax ? No never I Bather would I beg! Lightning-like, a thought Hashed through my mind. Was it possible? 1 had restlessly been pacing the room ; I now stood still. 1 put my hand to my head to still its throbbings. Yes, I world do it ; I would save them all from further trouble. I would disap pear. Again I bathed ' my face, this time to clear my brain. I looked at my watch 8 o'clock. I remembered sud denly that the London mail stopped at a mail station about three miles dis tant, at midnight plenty of time to catch it. My resolution was taken. I had five pounds in my dressing-case,' given me only a few days previously for my al lowance. I took it out and began my arrangements. First I packed up a small hand-bag, into which l also put several of my best ornaments, and then I get myself ready for the walk. The sounds in the bouse gradually ceased. I heard Mr. Lomax go. I heard my stepmother go to her room, and the usual locking-up took place, and then all was quiet. Half an hour elapsed. " Now, or never," I thought, and carefully unfastening my door, I crept down stairs, went into the dining-room and took a glass of wine, and putting into my pocket some biscuits left ou the table, 1 noiselessly opened the French window and stepped out on the terrace. Free! As lightly as possible I glided, more tl-an walked, past the front of the house, without deigning one farewell glance at the place that, until Mrs. Byng's advent, had been a happy home to me, but that lately had been worse than a prison, and with a Bigh of relief found myself beyond the gates, with the long stretch of road before me. Mow solitary it looked. Hitherto 1 had acted in a sort of maze ; but the cold night air, in reviving, also brought me back to the present moment. Should. I ever be able to walk these dreadful three miles alone? Looking up suddenly, I saw afar off the light Ummering lrom Mrs. JtSyng's wm- n i Vi , ilattal fuin T ran swiftly on. Snow was lying on the ground ; every bush and twig showed sharply out against the sky clearly defined. As I passed a belt ol tar trees, the slight noise of my own footsteps startled me ; and I glanced behind to be seized with tear at my own shadow. Turning the corner of the road, a dark moving thing came toward me. What could it be? My feet seemed rooted to the ground, else I must have turned and fled backward. However, as it came nearer i proved to be only a horse with a clog on its leg. Taking courage, I rushed past it, and, leaving the road, crossed two fields, and began to skirt the river, tiiat being a short cut to the station. How dark and cold it looked as it glided on ! But yet it fascinated me, and I stopped to gaze at it for a mo ment. What evil spirit was it that pos sessed me that second ? With a shudder I sprang quickly forward and ran on my way afresh, nor did I slacken speed un til the station lights came in view. Not one human being had met me ; so far I might hope that I had gained my lib erty. Putting on a thick vail, I entered and took my ticket for London only just in time, for the train came up the next minute. How thankful was I to be even in such a haven of refuge ! Sink ing back to the first seat, I found I was not alone, a gentleman sat in the oppo site side of the carriage; we had not gone far when he offered me his rug, which I gladly accepted, for it was fearfully cold, and then he seemed to sleep. During that night I underwent a fiery ordeal of doubt and fear. No sleep visited my eyes ; my future plans had to be made ; but chaos ruled supreme in my mind, and anxious questionings as to whether, alter all, 1 bad acted rightly would perplex me. Would the shock harm my father, who, until Mrs. Byng entered the house, bad invariably been kind to me. But no 1 Ho hod been so harsh lately because I had de clared I could not do as he bad wished with respect to Mr. Lomax. The net had gradually closed around me ; each day for the last two months I had in vain pleaded to be left free; he had tighented the strings, Mrs. Byng keep ing him up to the mark ; he had de clared I should agree to the marriage or leave the house. Well, the bird had got free a little sooner than they ex pected, that was all ! Free ! But whither next? At last that night, as every other time, good or evil, must come to an end. As soon as it was light my com panion began to prepare for leaving the train ; I looked at his face ; it was kind and good. Should I confide in him and beg his help? No; henceforth it was for me to act alone. My rash step had forfeited the woman prerogative of being taken care of ; already punish ment came in that thought ! However, I plucked up courage to ask him to take me to some place for breakfast: and then, when in a cab after he had bidden me adieu, I felt as though my one rambling friend was gone ; there had been a sense of protection even in his presence. The need of action, however, recalled me to myself. After driving a short distance toward Temple-bar, I ordered a cabman to take me again north, and reaching a part of London I knew, from having been near at school, I got out and paid the man, and then taking my bag in hand sought for some quiet, inexpensive lodging. Finally, after a weary walk, I succeeded in getting a cheap bedroom in a respectable street : after ordering some necessary things, I sat down to consider the next step to take. Certainly a suitable change of dress ; I would go and buy new things at once. Then I went to a servants' registry office, and put my name down for a lady's maid place. My money would not hold out long : thus I might gain an honest livelihood, I thought in my inexperience. Surely in the vor tex of London one's identity could be lost 1 That night sleep came, and the whole of the next day illness kept me pris oner. It was the reaction ; the mind, though still master of the body, which was weak and tender. At la t, shaken and feeble, I succeeded in dressing. Horror of horrors! on counting my small stock of money I found it would be barely sufficient to pay the expenses of the past day. Hastily I put on my bonnet and started in search of a situa tion. I, Beatrice Byng I A list was given me, but at each house where I applied the place had just been filled up. Having parted with some of my jewels, I continued my search for a situation, and at the end of a few weeks was sent to see a lady who was looking out for a maid for her daughters. How odd it felt to be shown into her pres ence as a servant ! I know I behaved strangely, illness had made me ner vous ; after putting a few general questions the lady asked for my char acter. " I have not lived out before," I an swered. " Then, at all events, young woman, you can give me some reference ?" " No, ma'am," I said ; " 1 can only ask you to try me without any one speaking for me ; I will do my utmost to please you." " Keally, this is most abominable of Mrs. Rogers sending me a person with out anv character : m-av eo instantlv : I never have anything to do with such as you." A burning blush overspread my face and I withdrew ; how 1 got out of the house I know not. That was the last situation I would seek ! Utterly hope less, and worn out in mind and body, I walked up and down the terraces and squares, dreading to go back to my lonelv room, though fearing to be seen and recognized even now. One thought alone brought comlort ; tar better this life even than that of the betrothed of Mr. Lomax. It seemed to my excited imagination that people put their heads out of their carriage windows to look after me ; I wondered te myself if I looked as strange and unreal as I felt. Walking along I caught glimpses of comfortable kitchens, bright fires, and groups of merry servants. It was just dusk. At one house a carriage load of children was being put down one young mother even came to the door to meet her child there were joyous greetings and much laughter. How the voices thrilled through me I So had 1 once been. And now a fugitive, and almost starv ing, I crept along. How.good the smell of dinner being cooked t (I had tasted nothing that day.) A peal of bells struck my ear. Christmas Eve I So it was. Choking back my tears I hasten ed on ; Bp Christmas greetings for me no kiss, no presents, no joy. JNooneto take any care whether I lived or died. With these thoughts 1 crept back to my lodging; they came and told me they were going out to a family gather ing. " Very well," I responded, " only let me be." The landlady looked at me sorrow fully, and saying that I had best go to bed and get warm I had no- hre and that she would send me up some tea, left me to my own sad thoughts. isitter tears came to my aid, my brain else had been crazed ; repentance for my rash step began to make itself felt ; conscience whispered that I had not considered sufficiently its possible effect upon others. After all, was not the punishment merited 7 But then the al ternative marriage with a man. , t des pised as well as hated ! Ah, well 1 Welcome death before that ! The Christmas bells rang all that evening and far into the night. 1 sank into a sort of a trance: cold and hunger alike were forgotten. I saw a well-lit room, warmth and plenty prevailed, merry childish figures ran about, my father sat at the head of a well-covered table, around him were many bright faces ; a little girl dressed to represent (Jhristmas danced up to mm, ne took her up in his arms and kissed her brow it was myself I tried to speak and awoke. Where was I ? Was it really me ly ing there rlone with the cold moonlight resting on my forehead ? Was I still dreaming ? I sat up and gave a shud dering glance around. Ah, yea! This was all real, and I bad run away from home, so I had. It seemed a long time ago years almost. How odd and ill I felt ! Surely I was not going to die there, in that room all alone ? I scream ed aloud there was no answer no one needed the lonely lodger. I put my clasped hands above my head and prayed for calmness and help in my ex tremity. Then my thoughts wandered again to death. Perhaps I should be found there in the morning lying cold and stiff ; they would shake their heads and murmur, "Poor young thing!" The landlady would find a directed let ter in my pocket, and then my father would come up and identify me. I should be put in my coffin carefully and buried in some London cemetery among strangers, away from any one who had loved me. My father would repent then his harshness perchance weep too late. He would look at me, all so still and white, and know it was his do ing that I lay there. How sad it would be to see one so young dead ! Would my lace change much. 1 wondered? Mrs. Byng would then grieve, and Mr. Lomax also. But where should I be, .f that lay there ? bleep came at last, full of troubled dreams, but blessed, as it brought for getfulness to the present. Christmas morning, in trying to rise, I fainted ; so had to remain where I was. They brought me food out of pity ; the wo man of the house sat by my bedside, and begged to be allowed to write to my friends. ' There must be some one who cares for you, poor child," she said. "rioone," 1 sadly answered; "only let me alone." The next day she again stood at the bottom of my bed ; her husband wanted his rent; he refused even to get bread until he was paid. She could not change his resolution, fayment, or else 1 was to be turned into the street, ill or well. " You shall have your money, and I will quit the room to-day." I said as I emptied the contents of my purse into her willing hands. Ihere was only just enough not a penny over and all my ornaments I had already pawned. What to do next, alas, I knew not. Despair gave momentary strength. I rose and dressed. One look at the glass before I left ; no one would recog nize Beatrice Byng now rrt further fear of that. Sunken eyes, hollow cheeks, white lips. The old bright Beatrice Byng, then, was really already dead ; it was merely her spirit or ghost that moved along now. Melancholy I took up my bag, and passed out of the house, houseless and friendless. Wandering aimlessly up and down some quiet terrace near, I felt my little strength was - going ; money for food must be had somehow. A lamp-post before a well-lit house attracted my at tion ; surely, I might lean against it ; no one would say to me " nay " there. A sudden impulse, a quick resolve, and broke out with a hymn 1 loved : "While shepherds watched their flocks." It was as though an angel sang within me, the voice was so pure and clear. the door ot the House opened; some one came to my side ; money was held out. I looked up and saw dimly through a film of tears a gentleman. Miss Byng," was all he said; and 1 lost consciousness. HIS SIDE. She fell into these arms. After all it was decreed that I should find her. I carried her into my house, my sister, who was now quite well, helping me. We laid her in our best guest-chamber. Many days and nights death and love fought together; my darling was re stored to health. Day by day she grew to know how I loved her ; day by day her heart became mine. In the spring time, when the flowers bloomed and the violet gave out its perfume, we were married. Col. Byng gave his dtughter away; but Mrs. Byng never even sent a mes sage. L hnd it Hard to lorgive ner; but .Beatrice whispers, " it it Had not been for her, we Bhould never have met." General Items. A new periodical in London is called The Ladies." They are tryig to abolish the chain- gang in Memphis. Boston requires one million of tons of coal per annum, or four thousand car goes, an average of twenty cargoes per day, lrom April to October. Wood carpets are finding favor in New York. The New Hampshire Agricultural College has received a donation of $4S,000 from John Conant, of Jaffery ; $23,000 to found scholarships, one for each town in Cheshire county, and two for Jaff rey. The rumor that Roden has purchased ohe fast trotting stallion Mohawk, Jr., for Mr. Wallace is contradicted by that gentleman. Mr. John D. Clark was the purchaser, and the amount paid was $20,000. The raspberry and blackberry crop in Connecticut has been destroyed by the continued cold weather ot March, while the strawberry crop will be very small. The Belle Lee's coal bill for twenty- one hours, on one trip, was $1,250, and on the next trip $1,042. Her coal bill on the trip from New Orleans to Cairo and back was $d,od4. There are 103 ladies employed in the different branches of the Interior De partment at Washington. Their sala ries range from $900 to $1,200. The Treasury Department gives employment to 265 women. Some of the magnesian cements used in India are remarkably firm and dura ble. They begin settling in two or three hours, and become hard in a few days, continuing to harden for many years. Tint .Ta.n9.nese have naDer which is water-proof, and of which garments, handkerchiefs, hats, umbrellas and purses are made, ftnd also paper war ranted to wash, and of sufficient strength, aj4 pliability" for any use. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate on the 23d, Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on Judiciary, reported without amendment the Honse bills to repeal the requirement for the iron-clad oath of office, and relating to new trials in the Court of Claims, and the Senate bill to refund taxei paid by State judicial officers on salaries. Alao adversely to the House bill to allow persona ac- rnml nfariinM to testify in their DWII behalf in United States Court. A very little business was transacted. when the senate went into executive session, ana at p. m. adjourned. In the AnnM on the 23d there was Terr little cosi ness of importance transacted before the Sundry Ciyil Appropriation bill was reached in Committee of the Whole. This occupied the entire morning hoar, and the bill as reported was passed under a suspension of the rnlM The evenins session was devoted to a d's- cussion nf the bills reported from the Committee on naval Anairs. In the Senate en the 24th the Postoffice Appropriation bill was reported and the report agreed to. Committees of conference on various bills were appointed After a short executive session on tne treaty the Senate adjourned. In the House on the 24th. Mr. Henderson was de clared entitled to his seat in the Texas contested elec tion cam. Two thousand dollars were awarded the contestant for his expenses. Mr. Kerr called up the Senate bill for the sale of lands held by the Govern ment under direct tax laws, and moved a substitute therefor providing for the redemption of such lands within two years, wnlcn was paaeeu......A oiu antnor- taing the issuance of college serin in Arkansas was passed Two thousand dollars wera appropriated to reimburse the funeral expenses of. Admiral Farragut. A Commission was appointed, witb the8peaker as President, to sit during the recess and revise the rules of the House, and report at the opening of the session in December next All of the amendments to the Army Appropriation bill have been disposed of, and a committee of conference ordered on the disagreeing votes. The' widow of Oen. Robert Anderson was allowed a pension of M per month The Postoffice appropriation was taken up, and without disposing of it. the House took a recess until evening. In the Senate, on the 25th inst., Mr. Sum ner made a personal explanation in reference to an article published in the New York Times, which grossly misrepreseneed him, -in connection witb the debate in Executive session on the Washington Treaty A bill to reimburse Kansas for war ex penses was reported......The time for the Executive session having arrived, lurther general business was postponed, and the Senate, after remaining in eession for aboot three hours, adjourned nntil the 28th. There was a protracted call of the House on the nfirht of the 24th for the first time in this session, the result of which did not end till 8 o'elock Saturday morning, it was mde upon a mil to pay one Wal lace, of Lexington. Mo.. S 1. 000 for property destroyed during the wr. This extraordinary attempt to com- mana a quorum was to prevent anoiner preceaent pe ine established to bit that class of claims. Members were dragged from their lodgings by the Speaker's warrant, and bronght into the House, where they were either fined or excused on account of illness. Judging from the excuses of that nature, a regular epidemic must be prevalent in that city. The mem bers bad refreshments served on their desks, not being allowed to leave the hall while the call was in pro gress. The result, after all. was that tne Dill passed uy two to one, ana tueu me odm aajuurueu uit Monday, thereby losing a whole day for business. In the Senate, on the 27th alt., the bill further regulating the construction of bridges across the Mississippi river was passed At the request of Mr. Trumbull, the Chairman, the Committee on Ju diciary was discharged from further consideration of petitions against recognising God in the Constitution; in favor of the exclusion of persons addicted to the nse of intnxicatlne Honors, and afainst amending the Constitution so as to make foreigners eligible for the Presidency ......The Din to pay jLentucxys war claims was passed The Brazilian steamship subsidy scheme was defeated The Honse bill granting the right ef way to the Dakota and urand Trunk liallroad com pany, and tho bill amending an act to establish and protect national oemeteries were passed! The great er portion of the day's session was devoted to the con sideration of the Tariff bill. In the Honse. on the 27th nit., a substitute was adoeted for the bill relating to pensions, and the bill. as amended, was paused. It fixes monthly pensions xor aisaDinties as follows : jjoss or toiai aisaDiiiiy 01 both hands, loss of sight, one eye, the sight of other having been previously lost, loss or total disability of both feet, or other total disability, rendering persons utterly helpless, $10; loss of one hand or foot, er total disability of same, 830; any other disability rendering persons unfit lor manual labor. $20; loss of hearing, both ears, or any other disability not provided tor. $13 Tbe consideration of the conference report on the rostomce Appropriation Dili was resumeu tne Mniitnff onestion beinv on tbe item increasing tbe service and subsidy of the Brazilian mail steamship line. After a long debate, partly od the special merits of the proposition, partly on the general policy ot sub sidies, and largely on the injurious effect of high tariff laws on loreign trade ana tne commerce ox ins coun try, a proposed increase of the service and subsidy of the .to. r. . h i n line to Rrail was afain rejected veas 70. nays H2....The 8hippiag Commissioners bill, and tne diii lor revising tne mint ana coinage taws were passed. In the Senate, on the 28th ult., considera tion of the Tax bill was resumed, and consumed the frreater portion of the day's session. The House reso ution to adjourn on June 3 was concurred in. In the House, on the 28th ult., the motion to suspend the rules to pass the Senate bill extending the Ku Klux law until the end of the next regular session was rejected yeas, 94; nays, 108 not two-thirds...... The bill to revive the navigation and commercial in terests of tbe United States was discussed and recom mitted to the Commerce Committee. The conference report on the Supplementary Apportionment bill was agreed to, the Senate having agreed to recede from its amendments A bill was reported from the Judiciary Comimittee amending the Bankruptcy act. giving the appointment and removal of Registers in Bankruptcy to the United States Courts, and making various other alterations in tbe law. The rules were suspended and the bill pasted. The motion te suspend the rules and pass tbe Senate bill amendatory of the Civil Bights act was rejected yeas, 114; nays. 87 less than two- thirds voting intneamrmauve......TueDiii antuonzing the condemnation of property for a post-office site at Cincinnati was passed, as well as the bill granting the right of way to tne utan, loano ana jnontan jmii- road Company. In the Senate, on the 29th ult, Mr. Sawyer moved an amendment to the House bill providing for the appointment of n commission on the subject of wages and the henrs of labor, and a division of profits between labor and capital in the United States. Con siderable discussion ensued, and several other amend- ents were onered ana rejectee, ana in, diii wees over The bill in relation to tneuentenntai interna tional Exhibition at Philadelphia was passed The Tariff aDd Tax bill was again under consideration the larger portion of tbe day. .... ... In tbe House, on the 2Vth ult.. bills authorizing tbe construction of railroad bridges across the Missouri river at Omaha and BrownvTlle. Neb., were passed. The following bills were also passed : Fixing the Con gressional and Presidential elections in Louisiana, on tne same aay : appropriating ejuu,uvu iur cubwui hnnaA mt Pnrt Huron Mie.h annronriatlnff StM-OtlS for a similar purpose at Nashville, Tnn.; dividing tbe Slate of Illinois inte three judicial districte; amending the Soldiers' and Sailors' Homestead act; to release the Government of Japan from the payment of a bal ance ot the lnaemnity iana. remaining uupaiu. uuuvr the convention of Oct. 2t, 1861. amounting to $375,000. . Mr. Butler offered a bill to amend the Kuforcement act, but no action was had on it Textile Skill of a Georgia Woman. From the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle. One of Edgefield's skillful daughters, Mrs. E. H. Chamberlain, of the Dark Corner section, recently sent to the Advertiser men (only lor inspection, 01 course) a balmoral skirt, woven by her self, or under her eye, which is described as a marvel of skill and beauty. The body of the skirt is woven of rabbit hair (not dyed) producing a pretty drab and is wonderfully thick, soft and fine ; while tbe bordering, broad ana 01 the most brilliant colors, is entirely of wool. The bordering is woven double ; the rabbit-hair part single. And the manner in which the double and single weaving are made to meet would excite the admiration of a Lyons velvet weaver. Mrs. C. has long been eminent in this line; Cost of Retailing. Between the orieinal producer and the consumer there is a great gulf fixed, which, while neither of them can noHdblv nasi it. swallows up a vast amount of the substance of each of them. Thus we find the cost of pro ducing the refined products of petro leum, together with freights and all other expenses, amounts to forty millions, and the cost to consumers is seventy millions ; the vast difference of thirtv millions beine swallowed up in this culf. occupied by those who go or come between the ' parties of the first and last parts." Egyptian Agriculture. The Khedive of Egypt is one of the largest farmers in the Eastern hemi sphere. He cultivates bis land by steam. has railroads laid through his vast fields, raises suear-cane sufficient to supply ten suear-mills in which he converts the juice to sugar, besides immense crops of cotton and wheat. 11 is sugar seas at 71 cents per pound. Fortunately he has unlimited capital, and does not de pend on the PfofMg of his form fpr livipg, Love Land. There' a far-off mystie country Sunned by Hope's eternal gleam. In whose fair and pleasant valleys I hare wandered in a dream. Where the brooklets run to musie Twixt their emerald banks along. Where the forests wave in anthems, Swared by breetet winged with song. There the whole great heart of nature Ihrobe with melody for aye. And the flowers tht bud and blossom. Never wither, fade and die. But for me the clime hi distant. Distant far as morning's beam. Though in its fair and pleasant valloys I hare lingered in a dream. And a pure and radiant being Leads me gently by the hand. When through slumber's duoky portals Joyfully I seek that land. And beside me in her beauty. Lingers like the shimmering beam Of some star that shines in heaven. Till I waken from my dream. That mysterious, far-off country Is the glorious land of Lore. Where lore is lore forerer. And all other things abore . And my heart yearns toward that being As breast life's rapid stream. Ever distant from me, waking. Ever near me in my dream. Varieties. A "Wisconsin editor speaks of a wind which "just sat on its hind legs and howled." An Omaha paper furnishes its readers with an account of the capture of Metz. He was a burglar. A Chinese newspaper has entered upon its two thousandth volume. It has lost nearly all of its original sub scribers. A Missouri farmer attempted to smoke out a rabbit, and burned up half a mile of fence and over a hundred apple trees. He caught the rabbit. Old lady to ber niece" Good gra cious, Matilda, but it's cold. My teeth are actually chattering." Loving niece " Well, don't let them chatter too much, or they may tell where you bought them." An exchange tells that, at " twenty years of age Leland Stanford arrived in California with only one shirt to his back. Since then, by close attention to business, he has accumulated over ten millions." What can a. man want with ten million shirts ?'' Col. Horace Scott, Superintendent of the Jefferson ville road, owns a dog that sits upoa a piano-stool, touches the keys with the finest precision, rattles off " Shoo Fly " and other pieces scien tifically with his feet upon the keys, and imitates a song with a howl that undergoes all the musical inflictions. A i:eoro preacher at a Georgia camp meeting told his hearers that they could never enter heaven with whisky bottles in their pockets, and urged them to "bring-'em right up to the pulpit, and he would offer 'em a sacri fice to de Lord." The consequence was that the good shepherd was in the evening so overcome by the spirit as to be unable to preach. In order to get the streets cleaned, a Little Rock paper prints this pleasant paragraph: "We have laid in an ele gant assortment of first-class obituaries, from which we shall select with pleasure fitting one, for each of the aldermen, when he dies from the cholera or other disease, superinduced by the filthy con dition of our streets and alleys. Tbe precocious infant is going the rounds again. She is able to recite from memory without spectacles tho whole story of Rip Van Winkle, which covers ten printed pages. Being only three vears and a half old. she forgot to participate with the other good little girls in the reception 01 wasmngton and Lafayette, and doesn't even dis tinctly remember the War of 1812, like so many other ornaments of her sex. These shortcomings, however, are over looked by the family out of considera tion for the natural inexperience of youth. . A faihir on the road between Charl ton and Worcester (Mass.) having been terribly annoyed by drummers, put up the sign: "No sewing machines wanted. Got one 1" It was of no use, however, the next drummer wanted to see the machine, so now the farmer has put out, "small-pox," and aays that works first rate. The base-ball plaver was last heard of at Keokuk, Iowa, where he knocked out a home run, a girl's eye, and this item at one fell swoop. " I came near selling my boots the other day," said Jones to a friend. "How so?" "Well. I had them half soled." A v old ladv savs she hears every day of civil engineers, and wonders if there is no one to Bay a civil wora ior con ductors. Said a Detroit lady to a gentleman of that city, " You are a musician, I be lieve ?" " No," said he ; " if I were the proprietor of a hand organ, set ex pressly to play 'old Hundred,' I couldn't get seventy-five out of it." At a recent trial the counsel for the prosecution, after severely cross examin ing a witness, suddenly put on a look of severity and exclaimed : " Now, sir, was not an enort maae to induce you to tell a different story ?" ' " A different story lrom wnai a uavo told, do you mean." " That's what 1 mean." " Yes. sir : several persons have tried to get me to tell a different story from what I have told, but they couldn't." " JSow sir, upon your oatn, i wisn vo know who these persons are." Well, you've tried about as nara as any of them." He was questioned no runner on mat point. A tankcx doctor has contrived to ex tract from sausages a powerful tonic, which, he says, contains the whole strength of the original bark. He calls it the sulphate of canine. To Decot a Pig, instead of driving him, some ingenious chap recommends tying the end of a strong cord to an ear of corn, drop it in front of the pig, five or six inches from his nose, and com mence walking away with It slowly in the way you wish the pie to go. If he gflti disheartened at the prospect of getting bold of it, allow fcjm a slight pjbbje, and tbep proceed, ;