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XENIA, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, "1864. No. 50 VoL I. 1 tiA imirl A mi'ES itkkt rmiDAT b-ouim rr Go tk AV. Brown; ( IEIT0 AKB PROPRIETOR. TiIWO B0LLAR3 per year, in advance OrricK: Barr Buildine. oroosit lb Conrt Hoes, Miin itrtct, Xenia, Ohio. Kates of Advertising: On sq-mr, ob insertioa - m - month . ' " m i jnr . On-forth o!mn on year . . . 75 . $1 00 . 19 00 . . ft to kalf . . . 78 00 10J 00 Or fqnare to consist of tn line or lew of min ion type. - AdTrtismnt of transient character, mnjtbe said for in advanc. ' - Notice of JIarriagM and Deaths, fr. Notiow ia tie Local Depxtunt tea oU yer line. Easie Cards, dollar per yar. PROFESSIONAL. G. L. Paine, D. D. L., Dentist, (tffie n loath lid Main street, oTr Patton' Druj 6tr. Ofic hoar from 8 A. M. to 1J M and frxm 1 P. 1L to 4 P. iL ienia, Ohio. a. . tc. A " Gatch & Sexton, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Offic In Dean' BuUdtg, Ncrta-west corner of Main ad Detroit Street, wast of lb Court Uouae, Xenia. Ohio. o5 P. Hawes, Attorney at Lavr. . OFFICE Soeond Boor, Barr Building, op pite Court House, Main Street, Xenia, 0., no-33-ly. R. S. FINLEY, M. D., Kclectie Physician- OEe and residene, t Main strcat, Xeaia, Ohio. JOHN G. KYLE, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. Office and tin', i east Second street, Xenia, Ohio Professional call promptly answered. residtnc R. PARTINGTON, Attorney at Law, and authorized Agent fur the Col lection of Pensions, and all other kinds of Military tiaira again th United State. OEo oer Moore A Andrew lothins tore, Main treet, Xeiia, 0. . sixon. Efor. Simons & McElroy, Attorneys and Counsellors ot Law, Paxton, Ford county, Illinois. We wili give prompt attention to all our profcs tienal business. Also, to the payment of taxes, aud the porchas and ale of Real Estate. Wo have for tale valuable tract of lands in tin and adjoining countie. Oi-ilCB IN C0CRT H0UEE. oll-t BUSINESS. C. Schilling, sfaaufacturer of Fag Carpet. All orders promptly attended to. and all work warranted to give satislae tion. Cash paid for carpet rajs. Second itreet, ppostie Ware Heusa, Xtnia, 0. 21-ly. I.5ICHOLS. JUO- A. BLACK. Nichols & Black, Wholesale and retail dealers in Furnishing Goods, and Ready Mad Uotnin House, Xenia, Ohio. Opposit the Court Chamberlain & Son, Dealer in boots, shoe, hat, cap Ac Ke. 13 Main treet, Xexia, Ohio. 19-ly. W. H. Wilson, tTholesale and reUll dealer in Crocerles. Main street, opposit tb Ewiag House, Xeuia, 0. 19-ly. John Sane, xtoot and shoe store. Work of .11 kmds pnl op to order. Mending don in short notice All work warranted. One door ast or Bcal' shop, Mam .treat, Xenia, 0. 19 ly. Isaac Worden, Livery Stable. Hrs, buggies and carriages a p,odsubply always on ben4. Onsuibji. l.ne , run fmr rotruiarly to all train. Hivling Ilou stable, Xenia, 0. 19 ly. J. X. SKMABS. Sellars &. Cook, nS. carpenter, and j.ioera. Ready at all !n.e. t do work in their line, with dispatch, at ow rates, and in good style. Shop, west Second str t, Xcuia, 0. 13 A. WICKERSHAM, WITB GEO. A. DIXON, DEALER IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC X3IR.r GOODS, So. 318 Third St. Dj-tou, O. BO 6-. HOTELS. HIVUNG HOUSE, - DETROIT STREET, XESIA, 0.' jHK 0XLY CESTRALLY-LOCATED H0CSF IX THE CITY. Th patronag of th traveling public is olicita, and no effort or xpene will be .pared to make all our guesU comfortaul. B. B. CRET0RS, no35- Proprietor. CLIFTON HOUSE. Comer cf Sixth and Elm Street 'The above House, having been" newly furn ished and fitted up, is now open for the ac commodation of the traveling public. -uests visiting the city, either on bn.-iiics or f.easure. will find the Ult iu.i nuwL pleasant. y located, and convenient to the bus iness part of the city. The Proprietors desire, by close attention to business, to merit the patronage of the public. When tou visit the city, please gite tis a eall. WM. GARRISON", GEO. W. BROW. ', Proprietors. ATTEND that rx.Rh intim. ' ArUy is dan gorou." m en jft a Baifaro rhM win nr j.,at i'AIIOV- and Furnishing Goods. L. Nichols. Jao A. Black. Nichols & Black, lAIN STREET, Opporiti ike Court Home, Offerto the public on cf the finest selection; of KEU & FASHIONABLE GOODS rer brought to Xenia, consisting of VESTHSTGS, Selected with great care in the Eastern mar kets, together with FUniHSIHNG GOODS In great variety, and Ready-made Clothing, For those in loo great a hurry to wait, made in fashionable style, and as low as can be afforded in these days of high prices. Our stock of Is full and complete, consisting of Sou.Ae SVeos, And everything required to put a man in complete order for the "tented field," or to make him comfortable in cold weather PAPER COLLARS IN BOXES, Something nice, cheap, and convenient. LINEN" COLLARS FOR E0YS. And a large assortment of WINTER UNDER-GARislENTS Etc., Etc., Etc. We give espeial attention toward getting up Military Uniforms, And flatter ourselves that, in this particular line, we are better prepared to gWe satisfaction than any house in this Ticinity. Xoot in, and tzamint our SlocJc. NICHOLS & BLACK. HARDWARE AXI) CUTLERY. IXGOVEN & SONS, COCESSORS TO D. B. ESniGHT A SQOS. DEALERS IX All Kinds of Saddlery, SHELF HARDWARE, Aagricultural Implements, Locks and Latches, Guns and Pistos, Carpenter's Tools, Log Chains, Trace Chains, Hater Chains, Cooper's Tools, Bird Cages, Window Glass, Table and Tea Spoons. Table and Pocket Cutlery! Self-Adjutling Clothet Wringm. BRASS AXD PORCELAIN KETTLES. Mill and Cross Cut Saws. . i t i Children's Cabs, Toy Wagons & Wheelbarrows, Children's Willow Wagons. Patent Enamelled Leather. ALSO, GROVER k BAKER'S Sewing Machines! IX SHORT, All Articles in Hardware Line Particular attention will be paid to Fine Table Cutlery. Goods Sold Cheap for Cash, OR APPROVED CREDIT, All accounts Closed July 1st. and January 1st by cash or approved note, purable in the ne:i ly.. Wit 'JUnia nttinel. SETH W. BBOW Jf, EDITOR." TYi'dav. Nov, 4, 1864; The Assault upon the Hon. S. Cox. . , . ,,i - Our readers have probably all heard TT c of an assault made upon the lion. o. r S. Cos, at Richmond, Indiana, some two or three weeks ago. The demo cratic papers of the countrj are very loud and bitter in there denunciations of the act. We regarded the assault at the time we heard of it, as a gross outrage, and so regard it still. We believe it was so looked upon by all the Union papers in the country. " ; But the democratic papers have gone far beyond" the limits of truth, and have given a coloring to the a2air which the facts do not warrant. We have read the several accounts published in the democratic papers, and also that published in the Telegraph, of Richmond. From these we believe we can make a fair statement of all the facts. A coupl of female theatrical per formers, known as the "Webb Sisters," were at the Huntington House, in Richmond. It is reported that Mr. Cox entertains a very high admiration for these women; at least he has many times journeyed to meet them in diff ent parts of the country. At least this is what ve are told. One of these sisters is the celebrated Miss Emma Webb who made so many democratic speeches jn reply to Miss Anna Dick inson. A man who reported himself as the "business agent" of the "sis ters" was with them in Richmond. He soon made himself conspicuous by bold, out-spoken sympathy for the rebel cause. lie" stated that the South hid right on her side and could and would gain her indepen dence. He was asked why he knew so much about the rebels and their ability to succeed. In answer to this he stated that he had been an officer in the Southern army. Thi3 state ment, as might be expected, created no little excitement in the place. In the midst of this-rjxeitement, Mr. Cox arrived in Richmond, and took quar ters in the same Huntington House, apparently upon the most intimate terms with the "agent" and the "Webb Sisters." Mr. Cox declares that he went to Richmond on private business, which is undoubtedly true. When it became knowa that he was upon such intimate relations with these "Sisters," and with their "rebel agent," there was great excitement and indignation in the loyal community, and the conse quence was, Mr. Cox cut his visit short, and started for the train to Columbus..- Along the way to the depot, he was assaulted and knocked down by a number of rowdies. A number of Union men interfered, and assisted him in getting safely on the train. So much for the assault at Richmond. The democratic papers go on to say that Mr. Cox was futher abused, on the (rain from Richmond to Xenia, by Con ductor Roberts. They say ibis gentle man telegraphed to Mr. Nichols, of Xenia, that JJr. Cox w is on the train. They say this was done fur the purpose of hav ing some rowdies at the Xenia depot when the train should arrive. But in re gard to this telegraph dispatch, we are warranted-in stating that the whole story is false.1 'No telegVaph dispatch was sent to Xenia. It is true, a number of boys, of this place, met the celebrated 'Sunset" at the depot. , He may not have been talked to in the most elegant style, but we heard ot no violence being offered. The conduct of Mr. Cox, and his asso ciation with this "rebel agent," may have been circumstances calculated to excite the indignation of loyal men, yet, we re. peat our belief, that the assult was a gross outrage, and should not have oc cured. - From all this, however, we r.ad anew the lesson, that the wajs of the sinful are not ways of joy, and all their paths are not "paths of peace." The Assault upon the Hon. S. Cox. Letter from A. S. Buck. I.n Fort Pickering, Memphis Tenn. ) Oct 2Gth,lS64. J Editor Sexttxel : I left"- Ced trville on the afternoon of the 8th ult. went to Xenia and remained for tLeJ nieht. next morDins wo loft for Chicago, the great city of the north-west, by way of Richmond Thd. There 1 went directly by way of the Air Lino Read, on the way our passengers for part cf the way were honored with the presence of Gov. Morton, on his way to an appoint ment topcakat Newcastle, believe it is the County Town of Henry County. There were many passengers, cars crowd ed for a distaDco until we arrived at the place of speaking, thero the cars were in a great maasure depopulated, and would have bean very much pleased to bavo halted and heard the Governor give the op popents the policy the administration has carrid out, and show the correctness of it. for believe he is the man who can do it. Although could not stop to hear him nor not being of iidiana, to voto for him thought when shook him by tho band I rbfit'liad bold of the band of a man iwho was fit to fsrve th p-rpTu 'f Miana for four years, sliou'i tLe Lord be pleased toepkre bis life, aDd when read ibe news cf .bis election and fuch a good majority, you may rest assured my hsart r joMJed not a little. l also rejoice taat tn.j orate in wnicn l wssborngaTe thirty thousand ruajirity for flie uneomproiuibing truly loya! ticket, ianJexpect3 tb'riy five thousand of a raa- j)ritj form the so'.Jrors vote, my heart is , , - , T . c . glad. 1 hen I remember am m a fctate , , , , , , , that rsn-f rehr-Iifii against t ia hfit eovern- 0 0. uient on the face of the earth, and thii.k am a citizen of loyal Ohio, repeat that my hi'art is glad. One day of last week was visited by my acquaintance, f rom Cedrville, R b--rt Utick, he informed n.e that the loyal people of the Seventh Congressional Dis trict of Ohio had elected Hon. S Shellabar gcr to Congress over litlle Sunset Cox, and now the sun lias set with him, and gone sa far below the political borizen that it will not ri.-e ag tin very sow, if ever, and pray it may not ever, fir when it did rise it did not give much light. would like to know- bow Lis friends feel now, aftr bi;ing beaten so badly, fur they rejoiced so much over the very small victory they had gained over us in 1S61. How do you feel now, you who had so much to say then. We have beaten you over too thousand, and if all the sol diers in the army from our district are like these who voted Lero in Memphis, little Sunset had better be ashamed t:nd hide, for the vote here was almost unani mous against him. I was not permitted to vote for Mr. Sliellabargcr, but I am satisfied, yet would have been much more so, had I been per mitted to do so. Oa the day of electiin I went to the polls in Memphis, asked the judges of the election if I could be permitted to vote, and stated to them what my position was in the camp, after reading of the construc tion of the law to me, and showing to whom it applied, I saw I was excluded, and I had Dot any thing to say, so I am satisfied that Sunset has been beaten, yet I would have felt better in my heart if could been permitted to have had a vote against him, am rot only glad, but I am very proud of my Stat : electing seven teen Congressmen out of nineteen. Oh; thou noble Buckeye State, how nobly hast thou done in shiwing thyself to be so truly loyal to the best government in the world! How sad will the rebs fed when they hear of the result of the election, so few of those who sympathize with them, and so many against them. have conversed with many soldiers who are fmm different par s of the western States, and but seldom do hear the voice ofa McClelian man, and the few who are for little Mac acknowledge old Ale will be the next President, but they cannot vote f.r him. From what can learn, expect Mac will take the vote of New Jersey, and that is all the state the soldiers will let him have, and almost all the soldiers whom I see who will vote for him arc from that State. We will wait, looking earnestly for the news in less than three weftks, who will be chosen for the the next President. You in Ohio will have it in less than twenty four hours after the time the polls will have been closed, but we down here must wait, not hav:nr such facilities as are in the north. The byal men in the south, and more especially in the army, will hail the news with joy when they hear that old Abe ha3 been re-elected to sit in the chair at Washington, they know he has been tried and is . true, and they want him to serve them in en gineering the matters of State for this great nation, the like of which does not exist on any other part of the globe. The weather is beautiful here, the dust as abundant as in the summer months in Ohio, yet the nights cold. The weather i3 very much like Sept. in the nortF, from the first until the twentieth. We have not had any rain for three weeks. I have seen but one frost, that was on last Sabbath morning, quite heavy, yet I have been told some had fallen previously. Will some of my old acquaintances of Greens County please write to me? I will be glad to welcome a letter from them. Address 3d Battalltan, 3d U: S. Heavy Artillery (colored) in Fort Fick'ering, Mempis Tennessee. Ee sure to endorso thus. A. S BUCK. The Maryland Election Contested. Baltimore, Oct. 2i. In the superior Court of this city, to day, an application was made in hcht If of the opponents the new Constitution, fr a mandamus, di rected to Governor Bra IfurJ, commanding him to exclude from being counted the votC3 of the soldiers now out of the Slate. The Court dismis.-ed the application, the Court bein of opinion that no sullieicnt grounds exist for the in'erp"sition of the Court in the matter. .Thecouniel immed iately filed an appeal from tho above older and the record was nude up and sent last evening to the Court of Appeals, bef which an appeal will lo had to-day or to morrow, lu addition to Mr. Alexander, it is htated that Hovcrdy Johnson and Wm. Lctly are engaged on the part of (be petit ioners,while Iicnry SmckbrMgc and Ach ibald Stirling, Jr., will appoar for t'ae Government. TV1 pr.-ltii-st hud iutbc world -eliiMhuirl. The Maryland Election Contested. Select Poetry. THE BAYONET CHARGE. . Not a soucd, not a breatb, Ail as silent as deatb. As we stand on tbe steep in our bajonet'5 aliiue ; All is tumult below Surging friend, surging fo; Bat not a half breath moves our adamant line Waiting so grimly. Tbe battle-smoke lifts From the valk-v. and drifts Round tbe bill, where we stand like a pall for tbe world ; Anil a glimpse now and then Shows the billuns of men. In whose black boiling surge we are soon to be hurled Redly and dind; . Tiiero'. the word ! Ready all 1 See the serried points fall The grim horizontal so bright and so buret Then the other word Ha ! We.are moving ! Huzza! We snuff the burnt powder, we plunge in the gljre, Rushing to glory! Down the hill, up the glen, O'er the bodies of men. Then on, with a cheer, to the roaring redoubt ! Why stuuibie so, Ned T No answer. lie's dead ! And there's Dutch Pater down, with his life leap ing out. Crimson and glory ! On ! on ! Do not think Of the failing, but drink Of the mad, living cataract-torrent of war ! On ! on ! let them feci The cold vengeance of steel ! Catch the Captain be' hit! 'lis a scratch nothing more ! Forward forever 1 Huzza! Here's the trench ! In and out of it ! Wrench From tbe jaws of the cannon the gncrdon of Fame ! Charge ! charge ! with a yell, Like tbe shriek ofa shell O'er the abatis, on through the curtain f flame ! Rack ag-jin ! Never ! The rampart! 'Tis crossed It is ours ! It is lost! No another dash now and the glacis is won! Huzza! What a dust! Heiithem down ! Cut and thrust ! A T-i-g-a r! brave lads, for the red work is done Victory ! victory ! There's a lull in the fi'ht, Iu the glad morning light, I stand on the works, looking hack there, with pain, Where the death-dew of war, Stains the daisy's white star, And God's broken images scatter the plain. Hush ! Do not speak to me ! i MY PUNISHMENT. re " Isn't it beautiful, George ?" " Well, it is ratLer pretty," I said, with a half-suppre-std yawn. " Now, George," she said, indignantly, that is too bad. Do be generous lor once. Isn't it perfectly lovehj ?'' " Well, I suppose it is ifyou say so, my dear;" and I leaned back iu my chair, and with closed eves placidly emitted a dense volume of smoke from my lips. It was six o'eb-ck in the evening, din ner was over, and I had subsided into the comfortable tranquility of my dressing gown, slippers, and cigar. Alice had been out shopping that afternoon, as sev eral plethoric-looking bundles on the side table testified ; and now I must witness and share in the investigation of their contents. So 1 listened while my wife commented on the texture of the Lnen intended for the bosoms of my new shirts She then produced a mysterious lo king package, which, divested t.f its paper cov ering proved to be a very handsomo black silk dr ss pattern. She looked so pretty as she stood be ore me the bright fire light shining on her sweet face and it was all iu a glow, and she was enthusiasm tic in tbe praise of her last purchase, which she was holding up before my un appreciating eyes. She was not at all sat isfied with the limited praise I bestowed upon it. " How provoking you are ! George Warden, do you hear ? Do take that ci gar out of your ui 'Uth and come out of your smoke-clouds a little while! I never cau get a word out of you when you once get to smoking. Now how much do you suppose I gave for this piece of silk?" ilrs. Warden's husband opened hiseyes and declared he "h .dn't the slightest idea! how should he know?" Mrs. V. was well aware that he ki:ew little and eared less about the paraphernalia of a lady's toil et. ''Ouly fifty dollars for tbe pattern not a cent more! It's we'l worth fifty six ; I've saved that much anyhow. And it's so rich and thick it'll wear well, I am sure. Now don't you thiuk it cheap?" " Well, rather ;" and I knocked the ash es from the tip of my c'gar and prepaid to resume my train of thoughts when her voice arou id me again. " But it isn't paid for yet," she was sa iug, hesitatingly. "I hadn't euough money with me, and I was afraid if I waited till to-morrow I should lose the chance ; and I was sure you wouldn't care just this once," she said, timidly, as if she wasn't so sure I wouldn't care after all. I sat upright all awake in a moment. If there is any thing I abhor it is thecred it system I mean where women are con ctrned. Positively the idea that , wife was going ia debt for things, and getting into the habit of running up long bills at the dry-goods stores, was mro than I could bear. My prophetic eye saw in the future visions cf temptation, deception, anxioty, unhappiucss, an 1 perhaps, ruin all resulting from those terrible bills ! I had lab. red so bard toimpresa on her mind this one lesson, " Pay as you go." And the thought that she had disobeyed inc on the first temptation made mo very wrath ful. The storm burst over her unconsc ious head. "Alice, is it possible ?-wbenIhavc told you repeatedly never, uotler any circum stauces, to get anything on credit, if you cau possibly avoid it? 1 must say " " Cut, George, it is the fit st lime I ev er did so, aud " " It must be the last ! I hope I am not irggardiy. I am willing to let you have all the money you need ; but I will Lot ronsent to your running up long bills at the store. I could tell you bow many men of my ncqu lintaneo have been ruiuod by their wives doing so. I tell you, Alice, you havo no idea how n bill will run up before you know it. Theso little debts seem very insignificant until you put them all together. Then the aggregate is enor mous. I did, not thigk my wife would act in suoh direct opposition to my known wishes. t " But George" And the trars came into the browu eyes raised to- mine. . What a wretch I was ! Yv'hy conl :n't 1 speak kindiy to the p ?or darling, if I must tell her cf her fault ? But no ; my heart was full of bitterness because she had dis obeyed me, and then it always put me out of humor to see a woman cry. "I don't want to hear any more about it. Take jour dress away ; I don't wish to look at it! I hope you will enjoy it, an the recol'eetiou that iu buying it you dis regarded my wishes will doubtless add much to your pleasure in it." I think this last cruel speech hurt her more than all tho rest. It makes me fur ious against myself now when I think of it. But I bad opened my heart to a ven omous, satirical demon, and ho sat there securely throned, defying all my efforts to expel him, and grinning with malicious glee whila he pointed the barbed words which fell like poision drops from my tongue. I had never spoken to my wife so oetore. I hated myself for it I I watched her as she crossed the room and sat down, from me, in the recess of a window, with tears dropping fast over her jile cheeks. How I longed to go aud brin her back, and kis away the rcmem- brance cf my liarshuess! But I did not. I don t know how long we sat thus, aod 1 did not know what was reading ; was only conscious of being very remorseful and very unhappy, when a timid, faltering voice stai tied me cut of my abstraction. and caued me to look up. She was stan ding before me, with the tears not yet dry on her pale face, and the grieved look plainer than ever in her soft eyes. " don't care about having tho dress, George. jTII take it back to-nu rrow. know they will allow me to return i'jr nly please do not look so. can boar any thing but seeing you so displeased 1" Did fling down that hateful paper, and seat the trembling pleader on my knee, and kiss the poor pale Lee till it bloomed ngaiu ? Alas' the demon whispered, 'For givness easily obtained is aot much val ued. Hold out only a little longer." And did; and lo.t the opportunity which the wealth of words can not buy now ! steeled my heart against there pb ad inz tones. met tbe prayerful glance with one so cold that it froze down the upspringing tears, and then said, cold- ly, "No, you shall not do thaf. H there is anything hate, it is carrying a thing back after it has been taken. Now you've got it, keep it. 'II pay the bill when go down in the morning." And that was all. Then 1 turned to the othir side of tha paper and appeared engrossed in a te! egram from Washington. could have curse 1 myse'f as watched her move wearily back to the window, and sit down with her forehead pressed against the pane so despairingly ; and when one or twocon- vulsive sobs, but half stilled, reached me I fairly started, aud rustled the pupet1 nervously. Seven o'clock. Alice aro-e and moved across the room. She stopped a few moments before the g'as, and I watched her unseen. I remember now exactly rhow she looked and was dressed. I never can forget it I knew not then, as I gazed at her so intently, that it was the iast time I should ever see her with the current of life warming ber veius andJ flushing her face ! She wore a black dress. Black was always my tast, and it set off her pure complexion beautiful ly; 'high and plain, with no ornaments but the delicate lace about the throat and arms. Oue thick, braid of hair passed across ber be td, and it suited her bctier than any coronet. Aud as she raised her hand to smooth the brown ripples about her forehead the sleeve fell back, and t.ie prettiest round arm you ever saw gleamed out so bewitchingly ! I knew Very well why she had dressed with si much taste on this particular evening. We were go ing out together to a birthday party given by a young cousin of hers; for Nora ought nothing could go right without "Cousin Alice" to superintend. She got her hood and cloak, making a noise purposely to attraek my attention , but I heard nothing. Theu she came and stood before me while she was tying on her hood; and waitt d some time for me to speak; but I would not ; and at last she said, timidly, " ire were going to Uncle William's to night." "Well?" That was all I slid. Then she wet away looking very sad. Presently a dusky face peered in at the door. "Carriage am ready, missus." "Georgia, are you going with mo to night?" "No." "I am very sorry," she said, meekly; 'but Nora will be so disappointed if I do not go; so I must go." "Very well." I did not look up till I hetrd the door close after her. Then I flung the pa per aside wi'h a muttered curse, and strode fiercely to the window. I watch ed her enter the carriage, and saw it drive off; and then I came back to the fire, kicked over a s'ool, and kicked it again when it fell; flung tho paper into the fire, which I punched savagely for want of something more substantial on which to vent my fury, and then s it down with my face in my bands and groaned bitterly through my clenched teeth. I was angry with my suffering, ucoff .'ud in" wife because she had goue out with out me. I thought she ought to have staid at home and broken her engage meat to humor my abused caprice, when she did not even know that I wished her touoso. I was also angry with myso't for treating her in such a shameful man ner. Never before iu all my life had 1 felt so. Altogether, I was perfectly miserable. While I sat there I unconsciously drew from my finger tho ring I always wu'e there. I hel 1 it up as I often in habit of doing, to refd the inscription within; and the words "Grieve not the heart tahl lours thee' fished on my gaze flashed into my heart with such painful vividness that I started and looked arounl to see who had uticied them. There was no one there. I was alone, and couqucred by tho tal's man of tha ring ! "Grieve not the heart that loves thee." It was hor gift. These were the werds she was wont to murmur, lying with closed eyes aud whjtc hands nestled iu mine, and the dear head pillow ed on my heart. Such tho sweet refrain, breaking ever and nnon from tho fresh lips, till I bused their music iuto silence by the pressure of my own. 'Grieve not t1 o heart that loves thee." Tt was her voice that spoke to me iu tho stillness of that louely room. Oh! no other could have tho jniwor to Vo thrill my soul with f clings such as I had theu ! Where uas sho then? Moving amidst the gl tre and gHtK-r f the crowded bull- ! j I j ; - l f I . room?- Ob no! I-kr,w her spirit came to me in that lonely hour to take a ; ljst farewell, to breath a parting, benediction on my unworthy head f - That ring was her gift. She placed it on my finger the day after we were mar ried: rftid I promised her solemnly, wi:h her earnest brown eves looking into mine. that I would never part with it in life or in death. As I sat there holding it in my hand sweet memories of old times; Sashed across my mind, like sudden sunl Du st over a uartenea landscape, a tlio'ight of the time "when I firat asked her to be my wife child a sW was. It was not so long ago on'y two years; and they had been such pleasant ones! She was very young, was Alice, when I first bronght her to my home only seventeen; and I was her senior in yeara. Accus tomed from very early lif; to act and think for myself, I had acquired the habit of domination unconsciously: and Alice, with her tiny figure and fair young face, and, clinging, caressing ways, I never could think of but as a beautiful child, to be spoiled, and petted, and loved, and governed. Heaven . knows how I loved and cared f or her! , But she had f.ever before disobeyed m N'ver bef ire had she so wouuded not my love for her, but my love of authority. But my heart was softened cow. I thought of ah her caressing, pretty ways how she had nursed me uunng illness in tha past fall how she a lori? would bound into my arms when I came home every evening; and then I thought how dreary my borne would be without her; and ail the repressed tenderness of my nature welled up. "Poor child .1" I murmured, .regretful ly, "how I have made her suffer ! I was harsh, Go! furgive me! Oh that she were here dow that I might take her to my heart and soothe ber into forgctful ncs, my p or wronged darling !" I looked at the clock. The hands pointed to tea. She never staid cut later. "Sue w.ll soon be here," I sail, trust fully; and then I rang the tell, and bad the fire replenished and the room ar ranged against her coming. I drew her favorite chair up in'o the bright blaz, an J placed my own beside it; then I went to the window, and looked impatiently down the moonlit avenu INot coming yet ! I walked up the floor once or twice: and thei, to beguile the tediou mo ments, entered into an investigation of the contents of her little work-basket, which stood on a table. First, there was her tiny thimble and scissors, and spools of different hues; then I tockup a small piece of fl-nnel embroidered in various cabalistic d signs which last caused me to smile curiously, for could not under stand the meaning of so much work, all crowded on oue3iuall pe:ce of stuff. But T nVnrmml if. nnlr-L-ltf fiir 7 lonril - rr-- -- i j i --- the carriage coming np the avenue. was at the door as goon as it stopped, and opened it eagerly. My wife sat with her face turned from me, and quite bidden by the large woolen hood. "Are you not very cold and tired, dear?" said, my Vtice trembling with impatient teuderness as extended my hand to as sist her to rise; but there was no answer, and she remained quite still. "Alic, love, speak to n.e ! Do you n.t hear?" Silent soi'l! Then thought she had fallen as'eep, and took her hand lo awak en her. t was so cold that started back chilled. "How cold you are, dear A'iee! Are you ill?"' And leaned forwarl and pu.-hed tbe boid from her face. It was a very still, white face so motionless it might have been carved iu ftone. The mo:nlight shone upon it, and on the pre cious blue e; es, wide- open, but dimmed and filmed. Dead ! 0 God! No! would not allow myself to think of it. "She has fainted." said; and carried ber swiftly into the house and laid her on the sofa. knew nothing of tha gather ing crowd of terror-stricken servants around me aw nothing, heard nothing, felt nothing for a time. Every thought, every faculty was concentrated in my anxiety for her. knelt beside her, and chafed the dead hands and temples, and press'd my warm, living lips to the beautiful cold mouth, as if seeking to breath into them again the breath of life. Vain ! vain ! jSbe never looked on me or spoke to me again. A hand wss laid ou my shoulder; a quiet, Ktuuiy voice Dade me move aside a moment, and our grave, gray-haired fami ly physician laid his fingers on the white wrisf, and then placed them on the still he-rf, and then, shaking his head fad'y, turned away, heard the words "Dis ease of the heart." That was all. They I. ft me alone with my dead a? last. Therein that room where had seen her alive for the lat time where had so wounded the dear heart whose last throb was fur me ! The fire glowed as brightly as ever. There stood her piano, still open, with a favorite song upon it. There was her woik-table wi'h her little basket upon it, and the book she had been reading, with a bit of ribbon to mark the place ! There ou a table were tha things she had bought that evening, toqether with the piece of silk which had cause) so muca grief ! The apron she bad worn was thrown carelessly over tho chair which had drawn up to tho fire to be ia readiness when she returned. She had come back to me. But it seemed 89 if she had come in some terrible dream from which I caa never awako. Army of the Potomac. Washington, Oct. 24. An arrival from the Army of tho Potomar n p.rts that heavy firing was beard uearly all Saturday night, towards James Tkiver, an parently fiom our gunboats. The enemy shelled ibe working party at Dutch Gap most nil day Saturday, but without effect ing any d mngo. The Herald's City Toiut speeisl says no news worth reporting has reachoJ'here from either front for the past twenty-four hours. Tho wea'her his grown cloudy and threatens raiu. B-S A traveler, near the clue nf weary d y , drive over a lonely and muddy r J, came to a little log cabin in the forest, and asked for a drink. A younj woman suppltcd his wants, and afterwards, as she was the first woman lie h id seen in sovt'rnl dy. ho otfer ed ber a dime for a kiss. It was duly taken and paid for, and tho jouug lady, whi bs 1 never seou a dime befor-, looked at it with omo curiosity, then asked what she should do with it. He replied, wbit she chose, a it w5 hers. "If that the case." raid she, ''.vou may takit back and ;it tuo mother ki iWl -ill. ' Another Agricultural Revelation. j j I i The reaper na mavee invention revolutionized the harvest-held, and now we have an iavention that bida fair to revolutionize the -plow field. According to the Prairie Farmer it ti a wdler of cast iron, a little more than three feet long, and 'weighing ";Lalf a ton, with moveable teeth or spade3 a fu0t in depth, SO fixed to its surface t9 to enter the p-round with the least resistance as it revolves; this with the necessary apparatus for affixing th" motive power -constitutes the whole Spader. .With four horse3 attached, the Spader can plow and harrow tho ground in once going oyer it, and sow it too by attaching a 3eed drill or corn planter, thus performing the three" operations at once. Now as to the economy ofit.-M. L. Sullivant, formerly the great farmer of Franklintjjn, near Columbia. Ohio, and now one of the most. successful cultivators of tbe soil in Central Illi nois, has tested the Spading .Ma chin a on hi3 immense, prairie farm.- The entire cost of planting and tilling- an acre of corn until ready, to harvest has been reduced by the improved nin- chicerv to eistrty-tour and a nail cents! Mr. Sullivant'- measures hi3 cornfields by the. thousand acres,, and he has reduced the work of cultivation to the ultimatum ofsystem and cheap ness, and carefully kept accounts. -r It must of course cost more on small er farms where tilings cannot, all. ho done at wholesale; but the Farmer says it is safe to infer that the rela tive saving will be as greatupoti small er estates, and that the BotarjSpa der will effect a saving of one- half iti the cost of raising crops and creata as great a revolution in Agriculture as did the Reaping Machine. " Another Agricultural Revelation. Gen. McCall against McClellan. Mai- Generall McCall, the organ; zer of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, a sturdy jUemacrat of many-years standing, and the Democratic candi date for Congress in the Chester Dis trict in 18G2, comes out in opposition to McClelian. The Ilarrisburg Tele graph, which apprises us of this fact, says that he opposes McClelian for " his personal unfitness and his utter perfidy in accepting a nomination at the hands of mn who ignore the jus tice of the struggle to crush "Treason, and treat the valor of our brave defen ders as a mere exhibition of the bruta force of ruthless invaders. These are arguments sufficient to turn every sol dier in disgust from McClelian. "" "Long John" Speaks. In a recent speech "Long John" Wcntworth of Chicago, said: " A few nights ago,, a procession went through this city-bearing a mot to, "Free ballot or free fight." The McClellanites had them both in Maine and Atlanta, and they are going to get them all through the campaign. We have carried Mains, Vermont, Atlanta and the Shenandoah Valley four instance3 of ballots anl bayo nets Prolonged cheers. - It is somewhat strange that" news from Atlanta will cause a political party to die, and news from the Shen andoah orders -the coffin. Leigh Hunt on Death. It is a delicious moment certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come not past; the limbs have been just tried enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful, the labor of the day is done. A gentle failure of perceptions comes creeping over one; the spirit of con sciousness disengages itself more and with slow and hushing degrees; like a mother detaching her hand from that of her sleeping child; the mind seems to have a balmy lid closing over it, like the eye; 'tis closing 'tis closing 'tis closed. The mysterous spirit has gone to take its "airy rounds. True Cheerfulness. 4loxg with humility we should culti vate cheerfulness. Humility has no con nection with pensive melancuoly, or with timorous dejection. Whilo tLe truly humblo guard agiiust the distraction of all violent passions and inordinate cares, . they cherish a cheerful dispotism of mind. There can not, iudied, be gi uui'ue chter fulness without the approbation "of your ownheart. While however, we pay a sa cred regard to con-e'ence, it must bo enlightcd an d'rectedby reason and revel ation. And happy aro the individuals who can say, "our rejoicing Uthis, the tog- timonyofour ccDSi-ieoces, that, iu snn p'icity and goodly siueerity, we have bad our conversation in tLe world. An ap proving mind will contribute greatly to cheerfulness, and that equanimity which rcsults'r m it, from tru-t in God, and from the hope of a blessed i-nui' rtaliity, is equally remote from sour dissatisfaction, despooling melancholy and frivolous hil arsty. It smoulhs our path and sweetens our cup, rendering duty easv aad uffletion light- Parental Government. Perliaps the most reasouablo scheoic is sotneth.rtg like this : Firs', a stago cf miinito snd iuten-ely centralized despotism, until iha subject have gotoer the sixth or seventh year of Lis life. Thou a monarchy, still absolu'c, but with a diminution of ti e ci ntralizati o), aud no extension of llu sphere ' f seli'-governn.ent; epigrams to ba tolerated in moderation. After fifteen r sixt en, the monarchy becomes limit d, until finally the soc ety becomes republi can and the autocrat assumes the digni fied caamcter of guide, rhilutophcr -and friend. Of covf-- the pais ital soe:c:gn ty U lodg d l bam s of two lulcrj' wuon'iybee. . dtothc Tjcocn uui the MiUdo-'-iho cue at'fndirg chiifiv -a tempo; jp, 0TcC,,,,-r 1 ' nff'i -s. - '$.-101- .-VI,.- ; t !' oi icn!nt(M ! h have ail.. I Lh. i.-'