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THE SPIRIT OP DEMOCRACY.
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If subscribers remove to other places without informing the publishers, and the pa pr are sent to the former direction, they ar held responsible. 9. The courts have decided that refusing t 1 - - - -- iv.. ca . : . wki penouiuAis uuui t lie imice, ruiui ius and leaving them uncalled for, is prima faciei evidence of intentional fraud. Business Cards. 4Jlaim Agency. The nb.'criler ha? formed a partnership with Akdrrws. Vasskki.k and "Mi-Cot. of Co lanl.us, for the praecutim of all military elaime whatever, such as back pay. Bounty Pensions, &c, Ac. The lone experience and extensive practice of this Firm will it is hopei) secure pnhlio confi.li-nce. Tlifc snbcrilf r wi! attend at his office ou Main Street, Woodsfieln nearly opposite Dr. Smith's. KOWARD ARCH BOLD, fob. 4 18C3 9mo. Au'y .t Law. Dr. G. W. GtrUNv No. 70, Warn Strert. BARN 15 S V 1 L L K , OHIO. Is devoting his attention to the treatment of lAJLh' sachas Diseases ef the Eyes, Bronchitis, t oiiMimpticu, Asllnua, Scrofula, f ancer, (iravel, Kiln, frVmale D'eases, Sick Headache. Dyspepsia, Piles, Neuralgia, I eafuer s. and ALL KINDS -:K SUHG1CAL OPKRATIUNS. oct. 2a, Ht53-if. Dr. W. T. Sinclair- Having resumed the Practice of Med- ciue, tenders his Professional ser vices to the citizens of Woodsfield aud vioinity. Residence one door north of Drigg's DR. J. H. PIERS0N iPPKKS his jftofesional services to the citizens of Woodkpikld and vicinity. He may al ays be found reatiy to accommodate his numerous patrons at the office formerly oc cupied by Wm, F. Hunter, on Main Cross ! treet. May 16,1860 ly. Jas. O. Amos. T. Q. F. rAssMORE A M O S V P.1SS.VOKK. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT IL.A-W, Woodsfield, Monroe Co., 0. XT TILL faithfully and promptly attend to W 11 business entrusted to their oare igj Office, in the room formerly coeupie I by J. D. Sianver, two doors south of J. W 'Walton's Piovibion Sioie. Oct. ' 163 Store. cams r m JOEL P. RANDOLPH, Attorney & Counsellor Wooohfieid, Monroe County, Ohio. fSf Particular attention to collecting; will raw .and acknowledge all legal instruments of writing, grOJte two doors south of Moouey's gtore, on Main Street. June li, l6l. lj JACOB T. MORRILL, Attorney fc Counsellor at Law AND NOTARY PUBLIC, Clarington, Monroe, County O. WLL promptly aud faithfully attend to business entausted to his care. Com promise aud amicable adjustment always first sought, and litigation used only as the last leaort. Out. 31, '60. J. r SPKIG08, Attorney & Counsellor at Law, CALAIS OHIO. December 09ll'9t a,ii i: iii ii. I fill this cup to one made up Of loveliness alone,, A woman of her gentle sex The seeming paragon; To whom the better elements And kindly stars have given A form so fair, that, like the air, 'Tis less of earth then heaven. Her every tone is music's own, Like those of morning birds, And something moie than melody Dwell ever in her words; The coinage of her heart are they, And from her lips each flows As one may see the burdened bee Forth issue from the rose.. Affections are as thoughts to her. The measures of her hours; Her feelings have the fragrancy, The freshness of young flowers; A lovely passions, changing oft, So fill her, she appeals 'The image of themselves by tuvns, The idol of past years ! Of her bright face one glance will trace A picture on the br;iin, And of her voice in echoing hearts A sound must long remain; ut memory, such as mine of her, So vary much cnJears, When death i.s nigh my latest sigh Y ill nut be life sr but hers. J 1 fill this cup toone made up Of lovelinoss alone, A woman, of her gentle tex A seeming paragon Her health ! and would on earth there Stood Some more of such a frame, That life mrght ! all poetry, And weariness a name. Edicnrd CciJttt Pinkney. The souls of men are God's harvest! heat cs, lie gathers them home at His will sublime; The true and the jiift lie alone receives, Who faithful prove at the harvest time. He gathers the ripe from the hill and the plain, And carries the map of the "sea of glass." Jle winnows the cheat from the perfect grain, Aud j"cat;evs the chaff to the winds that pass. He gathers them home to their Ion; sought rest; Ho gathers them up to the great white throne; Lie folds the cold hands o'er the pulseless breast, Ho-seals the damp eyes to the world of moan, lie gathers them homo He gathers them home! From the isles where toilcth the bond and free! They list to his voice wherever they roam, On the siu-curted earth or the sounding sea, He gathers them home in the eve of life The souls that arc weary and care-oppressed: The brother and sister, the husband and wife He gathers them home to their long long rest. The heavenly sparks from the heavenly flame, He gathers them back to the angel band Away from the woes without any name Which poison the breath of this sinful laud. He gathers them home, when the daylight fades, To the great reward which their lives have wou; 'Tis a glorious change from the land of shades To a heaven of rest where their toils are done. O, land of God on the distant shore, I see my rest when the hour shall come; I shall view thy landscapes 'er and o'er, When the Father gathers his frail ones home. Printer's Puzzle. Twice nine of us are eight of us: Ten of us are three! Five of us ore FOtu, of us, Who can ve be? If this be not enough, Or you inclined to more, Then seven of us are five of us. Five of us are foi-r! Printer's Register. "Fompey, are you illing to be damned, if it should be the Lord's will?" inquired a pious friend. "Oh, yes, massa, and more too; I am willin' you te damned too, massa! replied Fompey. EST Religion being the source of all good morals, it renders men happy on earth by giving tlicm patience, which sustains them in misfortune; charity, which makes them love their fellow crea tures, and other virtues, all of which tend to their preservation and felicity iu this world and in the other. HOME FROM THE WARS, There'll be a bitin' black frost on the hills to-night, I tell ye ' said Moses At terly, as he threw an armfull of oak logs, fringed with silvery gray moss, upon the hearth, and rubbed his hands cheerily be fore the red, roaring blaze that encircled the rude iron fire-dogs in drifts of ruby sparks. He was a tall, wiry looking old man, with mild hazel eyes, and a skin well nigh as brown as the basket ef butternuts that stood in the corner a man whom you might easily fancy to have grown up among those rock-bound, wind-swept wil dernesses, as one of the giant pines on the steep cliffs above had grown stal wart, sturdy, and true te the very heart's core. The room was very plain, with no curtains at the narrow paned windows, and no carpet save the old zigzag veins in the hickory hoards that formed the floor; yet there was an air of comfort in the splint-bottomed chairs, with their moreen ensions, and the round table, neatly spread for the evening meal. Over the fire, an apopletic black tea-kettle kept up a dreamy song, and Moses Atterly's only child sat, with folded hands, in the chim ney corner, watching the vaporous wreaths curling from the spout a pretty, soft eyed girl, with a late rose in her braids of glossy chestnut brown hair, and straight clearly-cut features now in shadow, now all irradiated by the capricious torches of flame that played at lnde-and seek in and out among the crevices of the great bub bling, singing logs. Have you been to the post office to night, father?' said she suddenly looking up as Moses gave the smouldering back log a sort of remonstrating kick. 'No; but I met Jim Grayling down by the hemlock hollow, and he said he was goiu' straight tharc; so I told him to ask if there was anything for our folks. He'll be here directly, I calculate, for it must be all of two hours airo.' 1 am sorry,' said Ressy, almost petu lantly. 'Father, I detest the very sight of that man !' . My daughter ! remonstrated Moses, 'that ain't accordiu' to either sense or Gospel.' "Well, I can't help it, father,' coaxed Bessy, stealing her soft, dimpled hand into the rougli palm that lay on Moses Atterly's kuce. 'He always seamed to me like ' She stopped suddenly so suddenly that the late rose fell off her hair and lay on the stone hearth Tor, as she turned her head, she saw James Grayling stand- ing hpsi.lc thfiln ii nfiildi ncr n i-mrst white md t-Ail U'iiruto.1 nt in fVkrt ir iViim .iktiit Vij! .. i. u atr i -,i f . i 1 (i v. lit. .'' " . i . rt iliiuul a num. iiuu i flicked up the rose for her. 'Why Jim!' said Farmer Attcrly. where on airth did you drop from '? 1 didn't hear you come in.' 'Didn't you? I am sure I knocked loud enough,' said Grayling, with a deep red flush slowly fading away from his cheek. 'Pretty well to-nig'it, Bessie? 'I'm well enough,' pouted Bessie, with out looking at him, and tossing her re covered rose in among the glowing cin ders. Somehow it had lost its charm after having lain iu James Grayling's hand a second. 'Set down, Jim, set down,' said the farmer, heartily. 'Any mails lor to night ?' 'Nothing.' M'hat a arrange smile passed ovor his face as lu saw the sudden drop of Bessie Atterly's eyelashes the quiver around her mouth. 'Nothin' ! That's queer. You see our Bessie's leelin' kind o' worried 'cause she don't hear nothing from Henry Ives.' 'I got a long letter to-night from my cousin, who is in the auiu company, you know.' He says ' James Grayling paused, a little mali ciously, to note the anger sparkle in Bes sicseyes as she leaned forward with red dening cheeks and intent look. 'What does he say ? she gasped. 'Well, I'm afraid you'll feel bad about it: but he says Harry Ives was captured, with half a dozen others, by a skirmishiug party about a week before he wrote.' 'Captured ! "les; and tnat isn t an. lie says tney i . ,.n it .i didn't half believe Harry Ives eared who thcr he was carried down bouth or not; for he had taken a great notion to som3 pretty girl dowu in Virginia ra planter's darter and ' 'I don't believe it, James Grayling,' said Bessie, springing to her feet, with flashing eyes aud passion-crimsoned fore head; 1 don't believe a word of it. You arc repeating some vile falsehood.' 'I knew you'd feel bad,' said Grayling wih provoking mildness, 'but I thought you ought to kuow how matters stood. I can show you Sam's letter, if that will be any more satisfactory. I never had much faith in Harry Ives a careless, dashing fellow, who ' 'Hush! I will not listen to another word,' ejaculated Bessie, angrily, and with a certain strange diguity in her girl face and slender form. 'Mr. Atterly,' said Grayling, with ag gravating moderation arid calmness, 'how long is it Bince your daughter received a letter from Harry Ives?' Well, its a pretty considerable spell,' said the old farmer, 'but letters ilo take time to reach us you know." 'Yes, particularly when they are never sent,' sneered Grayling. 'Father, don't listen to him,' sobbed Bessie, passionately. 'If the whole world were to tell me Harry Ives was untrue I would not believe them.' And Bessio fainted quietly away, with her chestnut braids of hair droopiug over her father's knee. Poor child ! Could she but have seen the woary months of waiting for the let- ter which never came from the far off Southern hills, the hope deferred which maketh the heart sick, that were in store for her, she might have bean sorry that she had net died, then firidthere, holding fast to that firm faith iu Harry Ive's fidelity. James Grayling, a crafty patient man, bided his time. It came at last when the tender green of the hill -sides shrivelled and grew brown under the starry silent frosts of the bitter December nights, and the keen winds rushed with thunderous swell through the lonely pine forests in these wild solitudes. 'Daughter, it's the dearest wish of my heart,' said farmer Attcrly, solemnly, as he sat with Bessie in the old, silent room. 'I'm gettin' well up in years; and if I could but see you married to some good and true n:an before I am taken away, I should rest easier in my grave. James Grayling has been almost a son to 'me ihese months of trial and trouble. He is coming for his final answer to-night. Let it be Yes ' Bessie shuddered. That year of sick, wistful grief had changed her into a pale, fragile girlwith large fragile eyes, ever roving from side to side, as if vainly seeking something that never came. 'Wait, father,' she murmureii eagerly, as if pleading for sweet life itself! 'Wait a little longer, only a little longer V 'I have waited, licssie It is a year and I over siuce Henry Ives has sent you either word or message. Ho may be dead; bet ter dead than a scoundrel ! but James Grayling has been as true as steel t me all this time. He deservas you, Bessie: and when you are once married you wi!l learn to love hiia. Shall we say thisiay month for your wedding, daughter?' That night Bessie laid her cold hand in James Grayling's e igcrpalm, and said 'Yes,' dreamily to whatever he proposed. What had life left for her ? As well be James Grayliu's wife as anything else, since God willed that she should live and suffer on. and the dreary path of years lay spread out before her listless feet ? The old snioke-staiued walls were wreathed with feathery garlands of cedar and pine, with the scarlet berries of the mountain-ash glowing here and there; the great fire roared up the chimney with festive sound, and all the neighbors were gathered round Farmer Atterly's hearth stone; for the pretty Bessie was to be married that night. 'She don't look as a bride ought to, some how,' whispered Mrs. Deacon Jen nings te her companion, Mahaly Bird. 'She seems to mo jest like one 'o them white snow wreaths lyin' dowii iu the hol yOlldeT. 'Jaybe it's that white dress said Ma- - hala; "but she dors look like a corpse. Land 'o Goshen ! what be I a-sayin' ? It ain't good luck to talk about corpses on a wedding night. i-' , r t '. nMlHn l.viiiecjfi'i im n n A inct 1 nA ! , . tfessie in, robed in pure , sneeny wi.n , B u u w v raimuiuiBa in nci nan. auu uui u vestige ol color in her cheek IMioi'A I ilmi't- taliA 1 hi': fill'At.'1 bom Susy Jennings. 'Is it time to go into the parlor yet v' :,sv no child ! said Mrs Jennings: not lor an hasn't come hour. 'Why, Jim Grayling! yet!' OU 3IL UUtt II III bUC UJIUl Ui I I i c I TT, assembled maids and matrons, and played with the white ffowers in her boquet, thinking, who knows what? Perhaps a lonely grave under the Southern stars; perhaps the fair face of the womeu who tiad wiled her lover's heart away. . Somebody spoke to her; she lookod up, and all of a sudden her frightened eyes i traced a figure beyond the open door op posite to which she sat, a figure hurried- I ir urii.. i m ii t li ii fyh tho i-rnu-rl -7f- n o ----- Where IS She f 1 ICi sec .Bessie, WCd- ding or no wedding I Who has a better right than I ?' The next moment the pale, white-robed bride lay like u f ail', still statue in Henry Ives arms. 'Stand off, I say,' he cried, fiercely. 'Let no one come between me and the woman I love. 1 have earned her to be my wife earned her by long months of pain and suffering earned her by wounds unoi. the battle held of the coun- r.rc snp i iivi-ii i ifii van siv silt' is lci e 1 . 1 1 1 I T 1 !. A - 1 ! i j - j ,.- -, , I j'oMn lirfivliniT rlnno with tli Inttflrn T Uiill IU tf ainu9 U I u i I I 1 1 L, . II llllb IIUD jnnl tn Viia n:iru ? with all the maiafttraa messages entrusted to him ? She had better be in ri.o cravo lU.. married to J.nnp.s Cavlinir Mr. Atterly, you are a just and good man judge between mc aud the treacherous fox 1 fancied to be my Jriend. 'Harry, Harry !' faltered the old man, I never dreamed 'o Ihis. Tell us about it my boy, for my old head swims." And Harry Ives, still holding Bessie to his heart, revealed the story of his own truth and James Graylings duplicity. When he had finished the recital Moses r - - rf - a- Atterly clasped the brown, strong hand between his own homy palms, aud said solemnly : 'My boy, ask your pardon for every doubt that ever crossed my mind, and I thank the merciful Providence that has spared Bessie from being Jim Grayling's wife. We were calculatin' to have a wed diu' here to-night, and it isn't too late yet, if Harry hasn't no objections to bein' married in his soldier ciotncs ! Father V interposed Bessie, rosy as whole boquet of carnations blended into one, but Harry took her hands into his, whispering 'Love! I shall not feel secure until I can call you wtV and the remonstrance died away upon her lips. 'Are you ali ready, Elder Wilkius !' said Moses, 'cause I b'lieve the young couple is I' Ah ! 6he looked like a bride now, with the hazel light burning in soft fires un der her long curled lashes, and the car- mine dyes ooming and going upon her cheek, like a proud and happy bride. The ceremony was scarcely over before the silver chime of sleieh-bells sounded at the door, and James Grayling's voice was heard exclaiming : 'I'm afraid I'm a little late, but the horse sprained his leg badly, and I had to change him at Squire Warrenton's, However ' 'Yes, Jim Grayling, you are a little late,' said Moses Atterly, taking a prodi gious pinch of snuff, 'for my darter's mar ried already. 'Married!' ejaculated Grayling, as if lalf uncertain whether his intended father i in-law were not a fit candidate for a luna tic asylum. 'Yes to Harry Ives!' As James Grayling's eye caught sight in the brilliantly lighted rooms beyond of the young soldier bending his tall head to listen to sou.e whispering word from Bessie, he turned a dull, dead yel low, and a chill dew broke around his mouth. 'What does this nieati ?' he asked. ,It means, Jim Grayling, that you're a scoundrel !' said the old man, with a sud den fire flashing in his eyes. 'There's the open door; leave this house sir, at once, before Harry Ivos sets eyes on you, for he's a spirited lad. and mischief might come or it! And, hark ye. never j . 'j . I J let me see vour villainous face aniD !' Silently, and like a wounded snak P James Grayling cropt out into the clitll darkness of the tempestuous night a de-: teeted and disappointed man. And so i artillerymen naoiou saeii by hand tor effecttially did he take Moses Atterly's j ward upon the falleu aud doomed reh advice, that the little village in the hoi- i lf - low knew his name and presence no more. And Bessie Ives, the happiest little wife in the world, sings softly over her work, counting the days until 'when this cruel war is over,' she shall welcome her soldier-husband back to the grand pine forests of Maine once more. old Astonishing the Clergy. A correspondent from Whitewater, Wisconsin, seuds us the following incideut, which though reprehensible, is comical: Frank B town, famous -s, a mad wag ef this for his practical jokes, re cently played off a rough one on a clerical convention. A convention of Methodist ministers was being held there, lating for several days. Delegates came fruet all parts of the State. As is usual upon such occasions the strangers were quartered upon the brethren of the church, wher . . , - -. ever convenient, a committee ueincr an- . , . . . ; era express asiunisnmeni ai ma sirentiD pointed to meet them upon their arrival at , of ouworks and tne Va,or of our nien& the depot, and assign them abiding-places. Qur loss will not reach 80, all told, hrank happened to be at the depot on thej0ver 5Q of cons;9ts ()f ,nembers of first day, and observed that good clothes. the27th Kentut.k wbo werc tured on went about as iar with the brethren as! the aouth riycr among the unregenerate. W hilo a well-i dressed delegate was sent to the comforta- lilf :lhrll lit' some wenltliv hrhtkor nt'tlie $300-a-e.r nul niter was . w w ' quartered with some poor family in the 1 suburbs. The next day he donned a black clofK nite caoKf r f road-brimmed hat, ani prcca spectacles, and taking a carpet- baS iu h:ind he jumped on a train that was entering town. He easily found a knot of delegates, and mingled with them and a. xx at the depot in their company. The reception committee was on hand to dispose of the new comers. 'May I inquire your name? asked one of the committee, approaching i,-rauk with note book and pencil. 'Brother Duseuberry, of Oshkosh.' 'Wtll, Brother Dusenberrv.' said the j committeeman, eyeing his seedy appear ance, 'we shall have to send you to Broth er c -rrr-'eV The place designated was the abode of i . l . .1 V , J , V , uuu rrauK naa tne committeeman to draw ; "Alas how his decendantsare divided in up a diagram of the route, which required this war ! All his grandsones go with the explanatory powers of the entire com- the south. George Wythe Randolph, mittcc and several citizens to make him : Into Confederate-Secretary of war is one understand, when, at last seemingly com-! of these misled on this question, but a prehending the distance he was required noble man. So is his older brother, to travel, he exclaimed, to the astonish j Thomas J. Randolph. Dr. Ben Ran meut and horror of the surrounding dolph I never met. All his Grandaugh clergy: tors b-it one (she is a resident of New . . 1 .. .1 1 ; -mw . . A a. . wr-r m m "6end me way up mere three miles if I can't be nearer the church, I'll be d d if I'll go to the convention,' aud hn tranmeri off in apparent high dudge - I A I OU. Committee and delegates winmnn-v 'i "'vu- TTToi-rt onAo.ih j lcs wim "smay, out at length one ot the former hoarsely whispered I. t . .i . . Frank B- s, the infernal joker,' wheu the sell was explaiued Benefits of Staving. There is a pleasure in saving, in hus banding small means. And the pleasure is lasting. Great speculations will rack tne mind, wnemer tney are successful or,8niall tobacconist in i baek lane in Bos- not. budden -realm produces a aboek, wtiicn gradual accumulation never teeis. j A- small, Ivugal family, neat, and yet hay- ing sumcieni., wiin m.y aonars a year iaia away, w bo u.uu wun. ""'""'ishe died in 1780, when her son. Coph- consolation, and a moderate one and " is mouerawuu luai sacs mo wunu i rum recklessness and ruin. These quiet vir tues are a well-spring of pleasure. The rich man, when asked how he got rich, said, by saving. We all get get enough, and a little to spare. It is this "little to a!8Pare" that we should save not exactly to get rich, but at least against a rainy day. If it is not laying Up treasure in Heaven, it is at least a treasure that has some consolation, and no harm in it, which great wealth seldom has. The man who made an impression on the heart of a coquette, has taken out a patent for stone cutting. 8.It is thought Congress will impose a tax on whiskey of 75 conts or a dollar a allon. Exciting from KnoXville ( Cdf fespondenee of the Cincinnati Oaxette.) vnojs vibbEj Nof, 20.-The great rebel blow, anxiously anticipated so long, was struck this morning. Re-enforced by the troops of Sam Jones, Jackson and Williams, General Longstreet sought to annihilate the Army of the Ohio by a single blow; for which purpose he select ed seven picked regiments. Skirmishing commenced last night at ten, and contin ued sharply until near daylight on our left front, before Fort Saunders, com- , manded by Gen. Ferror,and defended by ! the 79th New York, Benjamin's Third U. S. Artillery, and Buckley's Rhode Island Battery. Our pickets were driven iu, and the enem? had ' possessed them- selves of some rifle pits, but the Massa- Ichusetts boys drove them back. Sudden- ly me reDei storming party, ted by the 16th and 17th Georgia and 13th Missis sippi, under cover of our own Tetreating men came to the assiult, andapproached to within one hundred yards of the fort unharmed. Then ensued a scene of des perate daring, s tubborn resistance, death, carnage and horror, scarcely equalled during the war. These men, veterans of the Potomac and the flower of Long street's army, confident ef the promised victory, plunged into a hailing hell of il l TWY . 4 i 1 . ieaa- ires nad been strotched from siump to fctump, in trout of ttie works, by Captain Poe. Over these the advancing i enemy fell in Con fused heaps with thej dead and wounded around them. Our I Hot and hotter came the storm of shell. The ground over which they passed was carpeted with the slain. The ditch was filled with the dead, wounded and dying. Not one on their side faltered; aud not a .-..-.,..-. ..f i. . ni i i "iv g.ii4uii Bioriurrs uscapeu. lhe sun rising looked down through the cold mist and chill tif that cold Novem ber morning, upon the remains of an ! army. One thousand killed am! wound ed and prisoners, was the cost ef the as sault of Fort Saunders. Nobly has it sustained the reputation of its namesake, fearfully revenged his fall. Among the killed were Col. Girardc, of the Thirteenth Mississippi, and Lieut. Colonel O'Brien, the brother of Mrtf. Brownlow, is a prisoner. General Burn side offered the rebels an armistice frcm ten o'clock in the morning till five o'clock in the afternoon to remove their j W0UIlJcd and bury th tir dead. It was accepted. The rebel officers and prison- i ii. n Work. The best lesson a father can his 80n ishis :-" Work ; strengthen you ,moral "d meutal Acuities, as you would strengthen yoWr ttjuscles, by vigor ous exercise. Learn to conquer circum stances ; you are then independent of fortune. The men of athletic minds, who left their marks on the years in which they lived, were ail trained in a rough school. They did not mount their high pohition by the help of leverage ; they leaped into chasms, grappled with I . a a - i i e opposing avoioea avaiancnes, and wnen me goal was reacned. felt that I but for th tml that had strengthened j JV as they strove, it would never have i beeu attaled- JelFerHon'tt Defendants, Hon. Henry S. Randall, of Cartland Village New York, and author of a "life t a. .. ... . - - , 1,1 oeuerson writing io a iricuu oaj . xork;are hrmly for the union, and so -are their husbands, where they are 1 married. Two of them have sons in : our armies who are liable any i meet their kinsman in battle. day to in battle. iN. r. 'I1 - 1 I .1 . , .. kL j wisi wuo marncu irguiitt jiuiiuwijju, is a devoted Unioi man, He has a daughter married to a eon- federate. She stands up resolutely for the Union and would if the scaffold was before her. But 1 forget these details do not Interest you as they do me." BSSu The grandfather of the late Lord Lyndhurst, (John Singleton Copley.) the Juord l hancellor ot England, was a ton Richard Copley whoae widow car- i ried on the business after his death, and j marryjnfr ono ieter pelham afterwards, they carried en the business together. urst the great an ist, (Lord Lyndhurst's father,) was in the height of his fame as a portrait painter A jolly fellow had an office ticit door to a doctor's. One day, an elderly gen tleman of the old fogy school blundered into the wrong shop. 'Is the doctor in V 'Don't live .here,' Said the lawyer who was in full scribble over Borne documents. 'Oh! I thought that this was his office V 'Nekt door.' 'Pray sir, can you tell me has the doc tor many patients f 'Net living,' The old gentleman told th story in t he vicinity, and the doctor threatened the lawyer with a libel suit. A Sharp Editor. Editors, like other shrewd men, must live with their eyes and ears open. A good story is told of one who started a paper in a western town. The town wm infested with gamblers, whose presence was a sort of annoyance to the citixens, who told the editor that if ho didn't come out against them they would not patron ize his paper. He replied that he would give them a "smasher" next day. Surw enough, his next issue contained the pro mised "smasher;" and on the following morning the redoubtable editor, with scissors in hand, Was seated in his sanc tum, when in walked a large man with a club in his hand, who demanded to knew if ths editor was in. No sir was the re ply, "he has stepped out. Take a seat and read the papers; he trill retarn in a minute." Down sat the indignant man of cards, crossing his legs with club between and commenced reading a paper. In the meantime, the editor quietly vamoosed down stairs, and at the landing he met another excited man with a cudgel in his hand, who asked il the editor was n. "Yes, sir,' was the prompt response, "jo Will find him up stairs reading a news paper." The latter, Upon entering the room, with a furious oath commenced a violent assault upon the former, who re sisted with eoual ferocitv. ThefiVhtwaa coutinued until they had both rolled to the Dououi or tee stairs, and bad pounded each other to their heart's content. Two Boys Itulchercd hy am Inumo Man. An affair happened at Sholbyvillo eight before last, which ia its horrible features has hot had a counterpart iu In diana for many a year. It appears that an in fa no man, whose disease rendered him very duagerous, had been placed in the County jail at Shelby villa for safety until proper steps could be taken to se cure his admission into the State Asylum, The jail is in the Court-hcrUsc-, and its compartments so small that it Was deem' ed best to give him the entire floor. OH Thursday night two young boys of Rueh vilic, named Shockfey and Havens, the latter a grandson of Father Havens, the Methodist Missionary, were taken Hp for some trifling misdemeanor, and sent le jail, whethor as punishment, or until a hearing of their case could be had, we did not learn, and were turned into the room with the insane man. The horrors of that night, iti that jail, no pen can ever portray. The jail being remote from dwellings, perhaps the citixens were not even awakened by the agonizing cries of those boys, in their death'Strhggle with that powerful man, wrought to frenzy by his erased intellect. When the jailor went to give his prison' ors their breakfast, a ghastly sight mot his Vision; the boys lay weltering in their gore their throats were cut from ear. te ear. Ihdianopolis Jonrntth Orcat Curiosity A White Deer. About four years ago a pure white deer was seen neat Rico Lakes, in Anoka" county. Last week another was seen near the same place and efforts made to secure it. Three or four days sinfe a boy living in the vicinity saw it again, and by good management shot it dead, and brought it to this city, where it was pur chased by Robert llolgate, on Jacksou street. It is a pure milk white with pink eyes and hoofs, and has not a spot of any other color ou its hide. It weighs seventy five pounds, aud is perhaps a year old. Mr, Holgate intends to stuff it tor a curiosity, which it is indeed. This deer if a litsa nuturn, There ere no purely white deer in any part of the world and this fawn is a mere, freak of nature the same as the "white blaek bird" or nn albino. tt ia certainly a great curiosity, and snch a one as Barnum Would give hun dreds for alive. St. Paul Press. " Wife 1 ate shortly to leave you--4he 1 r!Yfit ilo mn T 4.M lix-.i Kilt a t'totJr knnr. at mrst. I shall soon be in heaten." " ll'hat! you soon be in heaven? YouT You'll never be any nearer heaven than you are now, you old brute." 'Dolph us, Dolphus;" hoarsely growled the old mar. "Dolphus. bring me my oane and let roe larrup the trollop once more before I die.'' A newspaper correspondent says he witnessed the pickets of the two armiee at Chatanooga seated on a log trading. The rebel picket being well supplied with to bacco, an aft ical, scarce with our pickeM he was trading for a haadfull of salt and a little coffee. ii jp A mejchant advertised a commodity frf. sale, and gave notice that he would take in payment all kinds of country prodoeO except promises! A poor Irishman who applied for a 1 i -cence to sell spirits in tuie of the provin cial towns of England, being questioned by the hoard of excise as to moral fitneim Tor trust, replied: "Oeh, an' it'e there r J..9 . i j i .. . . cine an ii b inn mucr. oi a cnaracter a mau needs to sell whiskey," Cincinnati, Dec. 6 The sentences of the Noble county prisoners were pronou nced yesterday. McPherson and Cogle" Were fined $6,500 and costs each, and Ra coon 1,000, and to stand committed un til! the fines are paid. tt does not follow that two persons are fit to marry because both are good. Milk is good, and mustard is good, hut they art net jood for each other