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FOR O&LE I FOR l.5LE I PLANTATIONS. FARMS, L+;1B1 AND SUAL TriACTb LIN. -sy L a. S.B ILSw l.ra Land Lgeat, 1ew~ir~ kFARM OF TWE RT . N..B.. 2,U kitchct fur~ttare also fr s ls. M., 3 A V1 DWELLIRNG HOU* A3D am os 1eME Aaaereg dt Iai wilYia tia knits K $bs $uS drn Fr..ku 4lLo i~ L tl b tliHL BBARHBA·cmrrr UGYiý; mT n LO part on tin' .A FARM FIFTEEN IIfLEE FNOX A3E3 L lle, near themoeth a Dayss VYeiam, teaaLba th¢ leeMrshfO0 earl. 13 1 PLANTATION *'OUR > LU P)0M OZLOU sas, 309 aere, i30 acre. emeI'u.&good frmee. is gý., I ~welling ead oat bn 'tags. This placea is laee. milkle,,m (ºpelonusa.. ew ayo YMallet. ·ATBALC of L.& D W*LL a 1meD c-CI ~rred .aerpente," parb of Ybes, o Lte Ya N Ini1oNb l. Tb. pha i°ninimp o-ed. 1 A'rRACT IN THE P*RIHB OF 100 arpnt$, fr a E~ea 7ji: lS i 5onthw - t of New IbMeria ; u or mo teiiaa ai unhmp, .ed. Y and about 200 arpeats op.. peat e. cmzulvation. Thar. ar 0 i: p wuroeinmta OS e h except two deabl ca ... U % VALr Lk ;TRACT IN IBERIA PARISH. Yt'i' Pait sretUsmi, bern Mw UUN etpeeU~ wklehL 01 e deiM ~ d ~I,' t woodAdn& 6 seles, 110 hbbe corn, 8 erpeiat efr coos, end lumber valued at 100, t be sd with tI place. 37 YflIýTT LýR11 f8 !8B~ZSUI P rat . bot 25 miles moshwe s. Opu a.. ses. It contacts60 s nearly see-ae f dL ceared. It has or. tt one of the daesl pin lhoae In the p.1kb. The dwe.sng and onthosees are tood. It le itnatd oat Pilquemine rBire, In a very 10oo04 n.ighheeod. e -,.Oº ZtTY 'ONTAINING 1800 ACRES. OVER 3 J acrescjarýd. This ie ire su gad cot t( n land. Situated near arry's L I 11 mles be low Washington on Bayou Catawbla. The impove ments are moderate, with a new gin hens. 83 (} :A M ONE MILE FROM ABREVILLE. ON S iyou Vermilion, in a good aeihborhood. church, school and Masonle Lodge near, 0 acrs., 25 uader good cypress fence, dwelling, kitchen, and outhouse.; kitche[ and 'onsehold furniture and farmtng utemsils for mals .iteL .e place. Also, 1t adUch ow., saJS other oieI cattle, a yoke of oxen, 2 .ad hones, genlle mares sheep. hogs, ete. e3 AIFARM TWO MILES AND A HAILF SOUTH 11 west of New Iberia, 75 aear, eresem deefrmee, and in enltivation. A dwelling 3 by 40 fet, room and front gallery, kitchen, gtore rooml an all outbhousnes and corn mUll. The stock em the pla . w be sold at reasonable price. . '"F _R' TWO MILES AND A HALF FROM N1W 0 ., o the road to Salt Ilaad, SO acres, prair la'd without wood, all under rince sad dtebed, I hounet, each two .ooms, stable, corn hoaes,kltshao aeml other buildings; 2acres platedla case. IS X RACT OF LAND IN THE PARISH OF LAFPAY 1 ette, S miles below the town of Vermllioalle, 4. arients, fronting on Bayou Verallon, woodland sltn for ;. sagar plantation. Can be pu aed at a reas..,.able price. 1i ATRACT OF LAD EIGHT G LEH T iTYNEBT of Vermillonville. 14 rup pts autar. ad ame.· r miles distant from this, 120 a*ets, with woodland sr tieut for the place. Dw.ilIg ho with 4 roo.a. kiehen, cabins. corn tib, and eter u thola.u. Fr sale cheap. 22 A FARM OF ONE HUNDRRD AND IVNUTYIT3 * · nats, almost wholly ahove 1he food.( 1817, fti c moil, improvemsPgta fiW tlb two mle, from nereue, mix orees?. ullombelow Now Ibuela. aema Bayou Teche; emm ehojos bit hoM i6. l s fir reaidence, pleaaataeiflgoeheo ..o4am .ah T A tNE'SEW TWOeTOuy!7u!rn of . u town o0 Franklia. bmWi a 66 aii. by the poratia limits. sa e mwtr dis by tH Road, dwelling half a mile Asawn Curet H. roesm, flower, mbrabbery,mee. ,j A TRACT OF LAND TERRE POURTE8 Or ' pý And,ýrs 0't I,ýý'ý wo od( | qsI. mile from Perry 'e',.mVa l 500 paanels new cypres s tesalg, ears. sad four reole berTess for sale wlh the : chaser desires it. Terms low. 1 A SUAR OR COTTON FARM IN THE PARIS of St. Laadry, 12 miles from Opelosas, 916 6arpr ea Bayos MtesM; 100 arpea hes y tlml sme g L sngar purposes adjoining the above. Dwelliyg 40 fst srPre, 4 rooe adS 1 parlor blow stalr, mew br himaeys, core crib 30 b7O l ke, a bldlig 40 by 30 feet. all boilt a 1080. 4-i PLANTA TION T MILES W51T FROM . Al Itntin'Uk. 5MI i 3ataw. f Mii[ mad utnek eahare ia Prasie Long! br male wick th . Dwelling. 6 rooms. oatheume, esons gin with power, all in woring oei, harM daW. A - peas eottoa, 10 WOU esiD 55. g Sgil Pine. In Lae ruinning oeia. Mtoauil Iaborers on it. ApLb nTiTIck M . 1mAi PARIS. IT a lot of hayle IM/Y ,:IL 70 awee, In Qh plMTM e aesa i13t brick tstea. Nwwieas ieae ea ri gatherd; a7 ~ b k·It w*MS. . bRlYr lot o[ hay Slie s~ = i~l ATRACT OF LARfD ZR ARP . mile. from New IbseD, B0as.in.~ ar ofwood, eeut mlie e[ TusbR , 40 bet ume.rS t5 ae chased wirh the Irpbs t cowl med eate., 40 heW, farmiag ussrh, in44.8U ` - 40 AFAI J dI B !! 1$~f~lf Bsrou Teek, shet3D aar 869ooh tsties tios, 70 te 1wN ehes U*EW5r15 8U toaI mta 1ý of l wss, a asmd a~ QO fse Irat,4}Mt - b61M1Min This ead fr bey waet Cy rli lý'wa AW~t p& Yi..w Tlm . ro Lcrl~rrw a~r 4w. ý... MuebII y. b bs L...4 ss,4 ·uI 4·. bums k ~~r~L 1 r.. " i.r . !.M, M. i -U!I o ~ wr~J I WG s P "tTTPi* $ UATK Ons . 5Ip mow b wr rl~tw lore -. dY~Y I·`~ ýý~m~ gM$ - -i.N ýI 5 It Wt,.1 eMV. a m, bus. JOUwT F'p ~OUK RD. ILU. Or. &i uou roum moiume 1MI ý1 &* u bris uI. I buibda HeM - m US ~rrj8 !ir~llmY;J i )Lrr. a MRUOA3?KanºTATIO* wt Ewm br rrrrr. t- $ ·r sls ·3r 'I Lr~I bWI0 mwimhiaU .md r rS ~L±um4~1irmb L~fther~pbaS rr roh.., PL . wY a ýý,.ý.i, pre e~t7OS the~ ir II r· PUGA LA*TATsoU I VMpUor w*ý seb S8WS> gaur-I :ý- hmºJ 1ýNmý 1 SL THE MOTTO FOR THE SOUTH--- "PROVIDENOHELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES." FOANKLIE, fPAIS OF ST. MARY, (ATiFAS) Li., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1S69. .N1M3EI 31. LAND ADVERTISEMENTS. FRtl IN ST. LAIDRY, ONCE HUNDRE AND i dty aeu, ms-bai woodland, the other alf prai rs, 40 acres emeleoed goad cyprs feneig. a good swetllgs, 4 ai. , below sale., and n pper story. out beraea, dable, caad a sapply of good water. 33 STRACT IN ST. LAIDRT, FIVE MILES FROM A Opelos.m. 10 acesO, 40s weed, ad a.ty acres exeleat prairie. Large number of pecan trees on the p b mebaol d ni esap. 3 A PLANTATION ONi EAST BANK OF TECHE Smilesabove New Iberia, 350 arpents, 200 cleared balames wodllsd. ew dwelling 40 by 35 feet, 5 rooms kitbchL. tsomaa, storeroom, 3 double cabias, corn c:ib stabd 40 by 35, carriage house, chicken house. 14 acre care. Thres good males, 3 work hor.es. 12 sheep, and 4,700 mew pimu may be purchased wath the place. 54 A N UNIMPROVED TRAUCT OF LAICD L,. THE Su.oA 8dt L h , mfles from Franklina 6 miles eme tes Teeas MO acces, iae land suitable fur sugar atodk Arm. A Mahab tracs t and cheap. 51 . m.d ON BAYOU TECHE, - _~m afroi.nN wew '75 w .ni, 640 open te4 aed. 144 ep s swamp, dwellin. titches, eip beam sa b ed corn crib and sahe, 3 double ý omei , wMme. fer ps tine cane for seed; 1,S09 curs. 14 masds, lspiak cows, cUrt, ara len sm.e. , mbe pen.ctca it's the iar. 6 A IFAt ON BAYOU PET'I'E AN8E, IBERIA parish, 6 miles from New Iberia, 100 arpents excel Iat hsad, 10 sapeats wood. dwelling 32 by 20 feet din I~W haW ad kIdehe., cora crib, eotton house, cora mill, rie mill, 3,800 pieu inclosing 20 arpents. A nice place, sad cheap. 7 T1CAT IN PINE. OR PYUGH ISLAND. PARISH Sof 8L Mary, 1 mtles from Brasbear City, 235 acres, 2 eamsae, I acre sugar caue. A desirable little property at s low rats for cash. 40 A FARM IN PRAIRIE GREGG, IEAR BAYOU LL Vormil , at: milU below Abbeville, 2:0 acres, chie lamd, good Fot country, healthful climate. Thelad god for agar, eton, cor, sweet potato*s, pre , peacebe, oranges and ether fruits. 9 APLNTATION OF TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUN dred aeres on Bayou Teebe. 7 mites east of opelou a, 10, 300 ac cleared, acres enclosed. On the plse thee are two good dwelling houses, cabins, cotton gin, bars, etc., sad the remains of a brick sugar house burnt duriag the war. A ine place and cheap. 2 A PLANTATION ON BAYOU B(EUF, SEVEN reies bern Wasmnto ar 1160 cres, 400 acres cleared, ge4d lddM beam, four cabins, the remains of a euger bheae whieh was blown down, barn, tables, etc. £A- 4 al, lereat poutes and ? head of cattle. For murl.y was eemadetrd one of the most valuable p a Y tbo rlsah. 29 APLANTATION IN 8T. LANDRY PARISH, FOUR - mil.s as.er wet d Opdou., 1000 arpents, 70 a pnts well woed, a excelle lot of slandin timber. the pitr lah d of the best quality. It has on It a lnc W elxtra for the eoatry. a plasrs 100 feet long, 7 rnms with Se places, anad two rooms besides, ot bemses, stables, barms, cisterns, wells, all in excellent order. Cheap place, bne for cotton, ease and corn. A FARM ON THE UPPER TECHE, JUST BELOW lMseex r luse, periah of St. Marit, 144 arpetsr. heating a hbe beyou. Tis tielades ten acres of line cypre. timber l~ed. A new dwelling, comfortable and .eroaaty baits all aecebmary outhonses, kitchen, pantry s all hi peeet solar. The kad Ia above all oer lows, aid iay of ealeatioa. That next to the town may be -M is leti The town is properous, and will deebies sees heome the seat of justice. 33 PAR IN a THU PARIR OF 8. MARTIN. EART A i. K1 1s7. Tech..6 k$ frlo How IbxIds, .od * 0mi I.L EuuIIm'il 1$O anpemk veep rich .asS, 1W mavsword. l arg. w ith rlooaU, jW iMWs 1r.? Iso bdIralies of cstc. / Nl.. t lLAMTATD IlN ISLE PIQUANT, FIV nILss a.. Nabeatve, aud a p'tT.ebe, mle. from Ibe . tkh 3wer&a e..> .. rm, ore thou h ci q framp, ode thoee CIpN rr - theumad three etpetet ~hti It a. flaue d for eugar, }. spees and a rare plate for ,. A dwe ltg u,. 1'.AITATTIO Two ANADa!I. ILtS f bm W sht.a, prish of St. Landry. on Bayou O(s s, sar Its juactton with Bayou Beeuf, one thou amasse, ac ihadredad *y acres open and under goad tmeo al but eao hunded and -fty acres above o.esw. A large 4wtw .Mi geod repair, stabns, out eau. ec. Cotton, sugar, ear, rtee, tobaeeo and other caps do well on this plae, and it would make a superior steok tare It is a n lg t e.6oavenient to a sht iapa, ead beaithy. lefnt bt seed cane and enm onthu glss U Kmi F1 n R M.AN4LTION, FW9TEEN ri.138 from ONloemas, 74 Is from Washington. and 6 S asamabot aavagmion-%O acres, 310 d wdaab sal feneced., ood timber. good 4e rage, Sise gatl g the year rend. Good dwd Im hMas, sad iathsmis and cisterns; males, oapx f the cotn crop may be pw w,-. _________ *OW USW A8 A VACHEIUE. TlF I U Swkwm of Opelonuw. 5,067 ees woel'4, ean be divided Mto ýs w a frrihr ·l ýjr$s mand eased. jl ýrn mii ý _ U~r: laiSd oL 511e as Me ýshin wllý e. Can be purebiMi ii hw -rr 27 :WiUhU . VAIX SITUALTED ® PHU EAST 41t "t DiTrwr LU - l bsove Bt Mar -U~r *Ib with four mroms, I. r -- - I*o( M uIt Yeos. ýý ltem tM Nea 1: . 61 l 4A3TAU, Ja i V.nu .l TOWN ~ OF -i ' t • tw dwellin be, bfgtlV fess t sd plied on the lrs i _ 3.m l tie seai, sad two closet. ]bv Mn ts L asl sec.Od story. Foor aaql s· ý Waisskitchen, coech-hole, 5m-. ! d About seaety saes of land SeM lm This tract of land has g s est arable lhad not sanbict to overAow, and I ay e. hsnir4 r apeata of timbered land; Stoeb sivte. tbh Irst of De. A. D. 1960. 62 TRACT OF LAND ON THE PUBLIC ROAD ý: _ý 1B iYi~rd C1Me, s ails. fro Ope ls rs, w the i .___th_ New Ories. Op. is ma GsdOnes W..Srea Ur 430 arpeas, 13 1~ edm. 50 0 u shoe g for p orhe, 120 w wos, 1 o r rser, from wic the owur o . ho heae . privilege of obtiniPg woo. A lwoiE bouls 126 oteaqswe, hUsheh, ser oetohme. sio6. ml ngl house pand ootO e gin, corn wi~h the - oqkhrmes, 4 trk e e, N St polo selle, and half of the uswIr oreg. A vsMJa. pliaood s.4m sa choeg.U ,2 1.u ** w I d -as COLLECTING AGENT. i m insin that he mow has oir sale a PLA.rAONS AND FARMS, ri to Rat pasies, all of which are MUGA3, COTTON, CORN OR RICE. Wt - h la leeated me the imes of the Ch~taý Raiaead, as the New Orleans, meima the -m, !W IBAO, UERS.IDNIES AND COT .. ...A , - i Raw Rkesi ml aMonlag towns. i iu lalIs prlperty will do well to Si, es have it placed properly on Ai l ui. d tairy pwepty aaswered, if aerompa IRlesi A . . i Ret Estate Agent, 1$ Real state Ages, 46 Carom. aRead Kesa Agent. OSes wb W. 8. Leanka A c., Mata sermi, NEW rigBA. surg4ly LL W&X""iwL D. 3t. EOLWStWOR?3 C awOm IT MA3UBAR La )UAJIFACTORY. 3m. -: Si, , S Dý US. Js +ph I&. ýº Oeiesrr ,.a_..W* $ ss .1 teo atest iinpwrved mr barrels, w. are purpaedto tara eat mi b ta he sl4 inetbm .flar day, ýe& ) tir arms wit S a isas tarn t Sait amzen Li isratllie ttº sa Gradler t&t 3.r . AW~fE3 00.O Iur poet's ~rncr --- tittct.. W.E. UAJ Two Distinct Companies iAdmission, no more JAS. H. L. gay to see a A. M BRI' 8. A. HATE aparate, A. M. WA' ea Gov. C. H. Judge E. T. B. B. SIMS W. A. AUM G.e. C. H. 1 Judlge E. 7 Merri F. H. HIATI C. CHISý, JAMES JAI OCTAVE V THOMAS F R. 8. MORE FRANKLIN, eu.. B B. E The Mou familp fleabings anb Ncus Jtms. uAR mERIDAN. BY MRS. H. B. STOWE. Come, Mark Meridan, don't settle down into an old grandfather before your time; a pretty wife's a pretty thing. Mark. and a pretty house is a pretty thing, but hang it, one must have a little of life." Mark Meridan stood at his desk, giving a last look at his books, while Ben Sanford, the roguish, the merry, the song-singing, the Ben of all Bens. was urging on him the claims of a projected frolic that evening. Now Ben was precisely the messenger for such an embassy; there was fun in the twinkle of his blue eye, and a world of waggery in the turn of his head, a pair of broad, roguish dimples that went merrily dodging in and out of his cheeks every time he spoke, and be had laid hold of Mark's arm to drag him away, But Mark shook off his hand and finished sum ming up a column of figures, put the blotting paper into the book, and the book inth the place, wiped his pen. all with an air of great thoughtfulness, and at last, turning to Ben, said: "Ithink I won't go this time." "Now, why not ?" said Ben, very eagerly. "Because -because," said Mark. smilingly "Because I fancy that I should like"Mrs. Meridan's company bet ter this evenink." "Ihng Mrs. Meiden -beg pardon, Mark, hanjgnyself for saying to-but one don't like to see a flee fellow b.ri.d alive. Come, take a real wake ep withus.'' "Thank yoat~,i, , Ibst I haven't been asleep mad dent esd it.- S6 I'll go home and see my wife," end thereat tarned a reso lute step homeward, as a well-trained bus band ought. Mr erdan " You woud not avre as e good reader. if you had lived in the town of - , when his name first appeared on the outstide of one of its moe st fashionable shops, M"Mark Meidan ?" surrounded by those wav ing insigela of grace arid fashion that young belles need to have thei r eyes turned off from beholding. Everything in the tasteful estab lishment told of the well arranged bnusiness, and Mark himself, t he mirror of fashion, faultless in every article of costume, quick, attentive, polite, wa every day to be seen there, winning "gdden opi anilons from all sort of people." Mart's shop ',ecame the resort for high toa-fashionable' exchange, the promenade of beauty and v:ealth, who came there to be enlightened as to the ways and means of disposing of their surplus revenue -to see and to be seen. So eattentive, polite, and considerate was Mark, so profound his bows. so bright his eyes, so unexceptionable his whiskers, that it might have proved a dang 3rous resort for the ladies, had not a neat, tasteful house going up in the neighborhood, been ourrently reported as the future residence of an already elected Mrs. Mendan, and its a few months the house neatly farnished, received a very pretty lady, who called herself to that effect. She was as truly refined and kovely a woman as ever formed the center flower of a domes tic boquet, and Mark mightjustly be pardon ed for having as good again and opinion of himself for having been fortunate enough to secure her. Mark had an extensive circle of business and pleasure asequaintances, for he had been one of the social, companionable sort, whose money generally found its way out of his pockets in.very fair proportion to the rate it came la. In short, be was was given to clubs, oyster suppers, and now and then a wine party, and various other social privile ges for elevating one's spirits and depres sing one's cash, that abound among enligh tened communities. But, nevertheless, at the oottom of his head there was a very substantial stratum of a certain quiality called common sense, a trait which, thought it was never set down in any chart of phrenology, may very justly be called a faculty, and one, too, which makes a very striking difference among people, as the world goes. In consequence of being thus constituted. Mark, when he found himself engaged to a very pretty girl, began to reflect with more than ordinary seriousness on his habits, ways and manner of life. He also took an accurate survey of his business, formed an average estimate of his future income on the msolerest probabilities. and determined to live a little even within that. He also pro vided himself with a small account book, with which he Intended to live in habits of very lose aeasutance, and in this book he dsgnedto note down all the savings, cose qnaest upoa the retmbmosnt of oertain lit tie extras, before plluded to, ln whilch he had been in the habit of pretty freely indulging bimsealf. Upon the present occasion it had cost him something of s effort to say 'no,' for Mark was one of our easy 'clever fellows,' to whom the enunciation of this littl syllable oeaused as muoh trouble as the guntturals of the Ger man. However, when he came in eight of his parlor window, through which a bright fare Vas shining, when he ettered mad found the elean giowing hearth, easy chair drawn sp in fent and a pair of embroidered slippers r waiting for him quite at their leisure; and above all, when he read the quick glance of welcome in a pair of very bright eyes, Mark Sforgot nfl about Ben Sainford, and all bache lor friends and allurements whatsoever, and Sthought himself the happiest fellow on earth. The evening puassed off rapidly, by the Shelp of music, reading, and the small talk of which newly married people generally have a suapply, and the next morning found Mark at early business hoars with as steady a hand and asu ool a head uas if there had been n o saoh things as bachelor's frolies in exis late in the foremoon Ben Sanford lmged in to ogle a few of the ladies, and abqq all to rally Mark on losing ! glorious fun the evening before. "Upon my word, '" ho, began, 'vwe must have you put up electman, you are becoming so extremel cient and venera ble in your ways-hot, you are to be excused," he added, cumstances con sidered-female influ! ah ! well it i. a fine affair, this marra "Better try it, Mr. trd." s'. '>right, saucy girl, who with h_ ",anions were standing by, whl', a aking. "Ah, madam! the a_.d 1 oiuld i l .u, rolling up his eyes wit,-t of the cssion. "If some clever o .,, process be so `obliging as to die now, o a few. thousands-then, ladies , bowev." f"But speaking of ." ' ark, when the ladies were once, ace e had just thrown on. 'y annoulat did your 'glorious fun' C. .is po:nt "Phoo! nothing . , till after su; hill nothing in my purgn order. "Nothing in y quaker, with an n meo incident 'a.laying his hand .id Mark, laughing. 4 before plea: S"Oh, hang it ill !" to time lilrue ! I can get no remedy I rtion of the purse, as old Fal enough to ar, the world owes me a living. ougl , ug !" Ben Sanford was just' kl ass of young men and women, goes. that they can do any. ..the ,to, and who consider this poin the stoslshed, that they do not think ii illus trate it by doing anyth them in t'was a lawyer of good talent, ;isted, and'a had an extensive run of busi, anb. ! been one of the class of peopver'ker, .found when wanted. His laiwk at " office saw far less of him thartain'ýrutonable places of resort, where ,andsaee person and various social accdshmen. aalways secured to him a welce receptia.' Ben had some little properft to him by his father, just enough, as bed laughingly to quote, "to keep him inives and cologne water," and for the ree seemed vastly contented with his oldizim. "the world owes me a living," forigg that the world sometimes proves as pq,payaster as the most tashionable gentle goi. But th.feturn to 31. %hen he had settled his accounts at it, heook from a pigeon hole in his desk littl ook afore named, and entered usllow "'To one real wake up, ten dols." hich being done he looked his deshed rued once more to Mrs. Meriailn. Days flew on, and thdiop Mark be came increasingly popar, a still from time to tim he wasasased by kind of temptation we have disibed. bow it was "Mark, my dear fellowjo joi in a trip to G-'--'s" and now come, old boy, let us have a spree at F----' ow it was the club, now the oyste suppe ut Mark was invi.eible as one oanothb ily re counted thebi$ory of scene, b,.'ently eommitte4tk4 amount the exzi , his little book. Ypt Mark as not ,6 or unsocial. lstefusals, ough so - re invariably goo4natured, and thou~, old notbe drmn abre, yethe was on ably open handed at home. No ad so warm a wel oe, no di.er t . w' i j eAbflemen o 'ibe . at l order, no tea.atablei presented m o ceptionable toast,., and no evenl n,'ge was more easy, home like and chee han on the sofas in the parlor of Mark ian. They also gave. evening parties, ,s all was brilliant, tasteful and well-ordd and, in fine, notwithstanding his shorlting. Mark was set down as a fine. opesaded fellow, after all. At the end of the year, Mark coP the account in the little book, and wapightly astonished at it, for with all his idof the powers of numbers, he had no ide t the twos and fives, sad tens and one ieob on greater and smaller occasions I found their way into his columns, wotamount to a sum an considerable. M looked about him-the world was goidpell, his business machinery moving in et touch and time- his hause, whereas there a prettier ? where a place more lete with home-drawing comfort ? had he lanything in pleasure the yearpast? Mzarlught not, and therefore as he walked hlward, he stepped into a bookseller's andlered some books of superb engraving for 3 Meridan, and spoke to the garlner to se some ele gant ezotios for which he h heard her eprez.s an admiration some esngs before. same evening came ihpP Sanford, as he expressed it, "'in the f depths of indigo !" for young gntlemelhose world ly matters invariably go wroond f.remost will sometimes be found in s condition, however exuberant may be thLtMk of an imal spirit. "Pray, Ben, what's thetaih.." said Mark, kindly, as the latter himself at length in an old arm chaf rrig audi bly. plca *"Oh, a bilious attack, Ma. menaker's bill! tailor's bill! board ln. 1nat for New Year's present hanjs Ott. Mark silent for a mom .rt a' n con foand: dhe 'Confound it, Mark! sits; a lese of living, if a fellow is trooms foi' poor? Here you, Mark, boribe EmpeV wn with me, and younger t hahe sleepin' years, you have a house as sI Opais a to ask, a wife like an angel,, and lastly- by the bushel. and all ei eif in an elI run of luck in the money to all the kicked his papers against th and guait ener getically. "What has becom L. - Mr. --" asked Mark, after a p ' Minister "Poor soul!" said W or tramo is yet, with all sweetness ano'p d t -ng till such a luckless scapeg a ive her a home and a husband. L in.a y soul f heor sake I could afae sad t and have a home of my own; te truth, am tired of this f..tr at el bow, slip shod life." ' " said "*Why don't you ! ma 1" sid Mark. i "Why don't I? to be ,0-use tailor's bills for fuel and board Is for house rent, and shoe bills for breaund butter, hey ? Would you recommend eor girl to try me. Mark, all things eonsired " said Ben, bitterly. Mark reflected a while silence, and then I drew out his book, this le book, to which we have before alluded. "Just look at this acdt, Ben," said he; "I know you hate figurcbut just for once." Ben glanced at it impaidy. laughed when he read over the two orree first items, but his face lengthened use proceeded. and Mark detected a sort of Thistle of astonish meat as be read the suSotal. "*Well, Mark!" he cclaimed, '"what a very old gentlemnaly, mnsiderate trick of years, to set behind ye counter so cooly noting down the "oost arcome to' of all our little frolies--really, its most edifying. How maeb you have eeyed your superior disoretion and foretholbt," and Ben did laugh, but not with hisseai glee. "Nay, you mistake,'baid Mark, "I kept this aeoonot merely tote what I had been in the habit of spendin; myself, and as you sand I have always be band in glove in overything, it answeresually for you. It was only yesterday that I summed up the account, and I assure you the result surprised myself! and now. Ben, the sum here set down, and as much more as you please, is yours for the year, provided you will accept with it this little book as a new year's gift. and use it twelve months as I have done, and if at the end of that time you are not ready to introduce me to Mrs. Sanford, I am ,nmuch mistaken." Ben grasped his friend's hand. but just then the entrance of Mrs. Meridan prevented his reply. Mark. however, saw with. setis faction that he put the book carefully in his vest pocket. and buttoned up his coat with the air of a man who is buttoning a new resolution. When they parted for the night, Mark said with a smile. "in cases of bilious attacks. you know where to send for medicine." Ilen answered only by afervent grasp of the hand. for his throat felt too full for him to answer. Mark Meridan's book answer 1I the pur ose adwirably It less tkkn tho yrs tln san ford was the most popular lawyer in - , and as steady a house holder as you might wish to see; and in conclusion we will ask our lady readers their opinion on one point, and it is this: If Mrs. Meridan had twen a wonman who understood what is called, "catching a beaun," better than securing a husband-if she had never curled her hair except for company, and thought it a degra dation to know how to keep a house comfort ablh, would all these things have happaned ? Beecher ded His Friends. The New York World has the following in regard to the free love death bed match be tween Richardson, of the New York Tribune. and Mrs. McFarland, whose husband shot Richardson for robbing him of his wife: On Tuesday evening Mr. Richardson was thought to be so low that his desire to have the marriage eeremony performed beteen him self and Mrs. McFarland was deemed proper to comply with, and as the lady for whom his attachment had been so irrepressible expressed herself anxious that the formal seal of matri mony should uprk her relations withhim be fore he passed away, it was arranged that the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher should solemnly "marry" them. Rev. O. B. Frothiugham and Rev. .NM. Field participated in the cere mony, and many friends and acquaintances were present in the room. Mrs. McFarland held the hand of Richardson, and the clergy men proceeded to perform the work: Rev. O. B. Frothinghwl offered up the fol lowing prayer: "O, our Father, may it please Thee in this pLace and at this moment to bless these Thy children with that blessing which thou alone canst give-a blessing that shall make the dying bed full of peace and satisfaction and gratitude; that shall make the living heart full of courage and faith. Bind together these two hearts, our Father, and though the hand may not hold each other through the journey of life, may these hearts still be one before Thee, to whom life and death, the world to come and this world are the same. Father, we thank Thee for what these two have been to each other, for what Ithey may be yet. May he take her image with Iin.+o the spir itual life, and may she, bearing ijs name and vindicating his honor, carrying him about her thm. ugjhi the buUdimi e thamn p at:ince under her b.iai .. to helo her throngt all her care. Bless those who may depend upon her. Bless the little ones who are left in the world without their father. Be Thou their father, .their .mother, their constant friend. And in the assurance of the heavenly life may he pass on to Thee: may she remain with them and him here below." Mr. Beecher (to Mr. Richardson)--Do you take the woman whom you have by your side now, in this hour, standing near the ht~venly land, and renew to her the pledges of your love ? Do you give your heart to her, and your name I Is she, before God and before these witnesses, your beloved, your honored and your lawful wife T Mr. Richardson (in an audible and clear voice)-Yes. Mr. Beecher (turning to Mrs. Sage)-Axd do you accept him as your head in the Lord And are you now to him a wife sacred and honored, bearing his name? And will you love him to the end of your life ? Mrs. Sage-I do and will. Mr. Beecher-Then by the authority given me by the Church of Christ, I do pronounce you husband and wife; and may the blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit rest upon you and abide you. Amen. And the wor:d adds the following items: The very perfection of cruelty was reached by the Tribune when it sent a reporter to the City Prison, in thedead of the night, to wake up McFarland and intorm him that his wife had been "married" to Richardson. It was only done to see what effect it would have on him, and iake a report of the same. That was all. His feelings were of little conse quence, for had he not protested in the most forcible manner against the progressive theo ries of the advocates of Free Love! Henry Ward Beecher did not preach on the Sin of Adultery last Sunday. The proba bility is, that in eonnection with the Free Love associates, who witnessed his mockery of the Christian Sacrament of matrimony, he will next proceed to "'reconstruct" the Ten Commandments. It appears that McFarland is a lawyer of of some means, that he supported his wife and children well, that he loved his wife, but she could not love him as well as shedid Richard son. So she went to Indiana, and says she got a divorce, but her husband knows nothing of the matter. She and Richardson sent off Mc Farland's children, and McFarland, in desper ration shot Richardson. Such is free love. A correspondent at St. Petersburg says: *"The Jews hare at length, after much nego tiation with the government, obtained per mission to erect a synagogue. .his will be the first building of the kind that has ever existed in Russia. Hitherto the Jews have legally had no right to reside in the empire, and were consequently obliged to acoount for their presence under various pretexts, for the admission of which by the authorities they had to pay large sum, and they were not allowed to build any permanent house of prayer. A committee, consisting of some of the wealthiest Jews of St. Petersburg. has now been formed to collect funds for the new building, which is to be got up on a scnle of magnificence." Two Englishmen. named Powell asud Jankina, have, with the aid of one of the native tribes, avanged the murder ofi their relative. Powell and his wife, by the Shangalla tribe of Abyssinia. Eight of the savages were killed, villages burned, 1,400 head of cattle captured. Mr. Powell and his wife, it will be remembered, were murdered while on a hunting expedition in the country of the Shangallas. A singular epidemic, known to the techni cal as ,famine faver," is now raging in the city of London, and spreading rapidly in spite of all efforts on the part of sanitary officers to oheck its progress. A curious fea- 1 ture of this malady is that ,although it un doubtedly owes its first origin to privation and filth. yet. once established, becomes oom municable to the cleanly and well-fed as well us to the squalid and debilited. Famine fever is entirely unknown to the medical profes sion in America. From New York. TII' Ru.c'AI:Tnsox AFFAIR-..eew York, Dec. '.--tecorder Hackett, in his charge to the grald jury to-day, concluded as follows: CilAIG0I: TO TIlE GEAINDI JURY. .1A ry iulportant case of homicide will c.,mt ire, you. It has, through various inc idtints, odd1 nac.essoris, and extraordinary surroundlings of men, women, and manners, .ldervedlt y attracted great public attention all through th1 country. Your duty regard ing the alleged killing of the late Mr. Rich :ardson b,y Mr. McFarland is a very simple one. II he was of sound memory and diser tion, to iun, the old Saxon phrase, on the sub jec.t of homicide when he tired the fatal shot, thllen hi act was murder; but whether or not he was of soulnd memory and discretion, will lbecume a question for the petit jury, and it is t)u' int our pruvincI . Pour duty is to saeer tain if the allegations be true, that McFar land fired the shot that caused Richardson's Ideath. I think I should be derelict in the discharge of my functions as an elected con nervator of thep i...e aId mords in this eourt it I now omit reference to some of the inci dents following the act which culminated in the homicide just refered to. In vain shall conductors of influential newspapers, aad claiming to be moral leaders, beneficially af fect the commnnity if they convert their homles into free love asylums; in vain shall i ministers of the gospel be heard when criti cising public men as well as warning private parishioners if they are allowed aniversally to give benedictions to bigamy, or to eoo.e crate lechery by prayers at the bed of death. If there has been bigamy committed, or aided or abetted by any person, no matter how ele vated in life they may be, fearlessly investi gate the ma'ter; and, arriving at the fact of probable guilt, promptly indict. BEEC.IIEt S PAIRT LN TI.E TRAN8ACTIOji. The grand jury were then dismissed until to-morrow, whenl they will at once inveati gate whether Mr. Reecher has aided or abet ted bigamy. It is not unlikely that the great divise will be indicted and compelled to stand trial, as charged be the first criminal oleer in the country. A wise clergyman, now deceased, once said; "He had learned to preach not only so hat pe. .ple could understand him if they had a mnid t.,. but also so they could not mijs unilhrs-tanding him if they wanted to.;' ATF.RTHE KLKLU.-.-When the bill to incorporate the grand conclave of the order of seven wise'men of this State, was read by its tilth in the Senate. Jackall Sobley was dreadfully frightened at the idea of passing a bill to incorporate the Kuklaa. and moved to table the hill. The lower counties of California and Ari zone are delightfully convenient as to mail arrangements. On the 13th of October a mailbag containing twelve hundred letter, for Sthe southern counties and Arizona was dia patched from San Franciscp, and three weeks later the same bag was returned not having wecn opened at all. It was found seveaty amiles below San Junn, in a deep cannon, t-n miles off the road. ToGrt'GEnMA EARTRQLAe s.-.The (er mau enrthquakes have commeneed in earnet. The greatest alarm and consternation *e s-iled in many parts of Germany. At Grmas tates le ad be held on it to keeI thetm from being shaken off. Shocks were felt very perceptibly at Weisbaden, Darmwtadt, Mayence, and other neighboring localities. Other shocks are now anxionely looked forward to, and fears entertained that something fearful may happen. The low, rumbling noise which follows these shocks is described as peculiarly appalling. IM.)'lP.TANT GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY.- A party under Professor Bell, which has been recently engaged in a geographical survey of the region north of Lake Superior, has made an important discovery. Lake Neepignon, lying thirty miles north of 8uperios, and con nected with it by a broad, rapid stream called the Neepignon River, which has hitherto been considered too insignificant to find a place on an American atlas, is announced by the professor to be larger than either Lake Ontario or Erie, and sunrpassing Lake Supe rior in interest in a swarm of picturesque little islands covering its waters. Profemsor Bell traversed five hundred miles of this coast line, when the approach of winter com pelled the party to return to Canada. This lake is the seventh in number, and possibly the second in size, of the chain of great lakes. As it receives its waters from upwards of a dozen considerable rivers, it is not improba ble thatthhe system of lakes, commeinag with Lake Untario, may extend many miles further to the north. That the existeae of the island sea should have remained unknown to this time is remarkable, considering how near it lies to Lake 8nperior. THi: MAN WITH t"ilE DwIAMo( .--Tlere may be seen daily on Chestnut street, Phila delphia, a man clad in faultless apparel, with a great diamond upon his breast, vainly en deavoring to outglitter the magnificent sol taire upon his finger. In a German universi ty he learned chemistry, and not even liebig knew it better. His occupation is the mix ing and adulteration of liquors. Give him a dozen casks of deodorized alcohol, and the next day each of them will represent the name of a genuine wine or a popular apiit. He enters a wholesale drug store, bearing a lare'e basket on his arm. Five pounds of IeeLnd moss are first weighed out to him. To raw liquor this imparts a degree of smoothness. of oleaginonsness, that give to imitation brandy the glibness of that which is best matured. An astringent called cate chu, that would almost close the mouth of an inkstand, is next in order. A couple of ounces of strychnine, next called for, are quickly conveyed to the vest pocket, and a pound of sulphate of zinc (white vitrol) is as silently placed in the bottom of the basket. The oil of cognac, the sulphuric acid, and other articles that give fire and body to the liquid poi..on, are always kept in store. These things are the staples of his art, and the mixer buys them at different planes. Chemistry alone discovers the cheat. Among drinkers the question is asked with alarm, I "Have we ]ourbon among us_" CoWIIII:NG A PREACHER.-As we learn from the Couri& r-Journal, there was preach ing at the Jackson street Church, for col ored people. in that city a few nights ago. The Rev. Brother Seethan officiated. He took his test from the holy Scriptures. but preached his sermon from what he pro uouaced thie unholy character of two bloom ing daughters of his flourishing flock, who were present. These were Mrs. Mary Ellis ton and her daughter Irene. He held them up as an everlasting warning to all mankind, and declared that their path was a broad one. and whosoever walketh therein shall surely fall among the brambles and thistles. His an citement. So were Mary and her daughter. The great exhortation was through with, the hymn sung, the benediction pronounced, and all apparently serene. But alas for the creeds and circumstances of men! Two keen and cruel cowhides lurked, se-pent-like, be neath the aprons of the injured females. No sooner had the congregation dispersed, and the preacher reached the sidewalk, than I they bounced him, and plied the cutting lashes with a heroism worthy of the outraged feelings of two unprotected females. Dig nity was nothing to stripes, and the long coated gentleman, dropping his hymn book, fled and sought protection of the police. The women were arrested, and laid in jail for the I rest of the night. WIT AND HUMOR Susan Anthony is "fearful :uw:i :, r fully maid." •"Should Auld Acquaintane !. Fr: ,tI" Not if they have money. Why is the Gold Coast th, ,r p',,, :l , go to have your leg cut off!? I;"c:.oi e, v,,i will find the knee-grows there. An ill-bred man is said to be JiLike i-iht ning, beacuse he does not know howv , c. uc duct himself. A man's best friend is a dollar says an exchange. Two dollars. or tl, iw , lars and a half is a better friend -a.,l ol .". up. The more, the more so. Pee- kwano, an India of Sioux City. [ cw ý. saysshe is 117 years old. and clairnm t1', i the champion old woman of Amercla. Fung Yang. aChinese bottle hol,er, i- .: eling in California with the Carl Scurz troupe. Fung can drink lager in foar different Iao guages. A Missouri girl brught a rec.raiit :or, to terms in Omaha the other day by ve si.. froma revolver and the remark that lh, I. five more left. "Mama's darling didn't !vu: i,z :i:,i cousin purposely, did he. dear! It sa- aiil x:i accident, to be sure." "*Yes, Inacl."i . u all I want is a chance to crack him again." "Do you seek consolation for your .,ri,:: in drink!" asked a pious old lady of :i - temperate fellow, who was somethill ; . wal. "Yes. in a horn." was th, lac:.ni reply. The following is "berry" atlleui,.: "31 :r ried; at Sunberry, Mr. r.Nhemniah lI ck', ry to Miss. Catherine Elderberry. i"1 I) borry. by R".v Mr. Cranberry. "My boy," said a clergyman, "don't 3 know that it is wicked to fish on Sundayr! "Guess I hain't sinned much yet.' said ti. littleboy, without taking his eye fr,,a tihe cork, "hain't had a bite." A sea captain, invited to meet the ca,: mittee of a society for the evangelization of Africa, was asked: "*Do the subjectr of King Dahomen keep Sunday?" He replied. -Y,.-, aqd everything else they can lay th;eir hands on." ',I think I have seen you o;).'.,:. -i.. said one gentleman to another. "A.t y',.a not Owan Smith?" ".., O.yes," said the ,ithier "i'm owin' smith and owin' Jones. .,d owin' Brown. and owin' everybody." "I am, indeed, very much afraid of light ning," murmured a pretty girl during a storm. "And well you may be sighed her despairing lover, "for your heart is made of steel." "A beautiful woman," says Emerson "is a picture, which drives all beholders nobly mad." An attempt to start a German Atlaatic Cable company has failed. The caus, ..f this is the pitiable financial condition of tIo French Cable. Bee ye as wize a sarpint and as lur.anth as a duve; and then if a feller comes a foolin around your dove, you can set your sarpint at him.-[Josh Billings. The following inscription on t tomnb. breathes a spirit of resignation, and has a ludicrous toeach of the polite -nout it: She once was mine; and now, To Thee, O Lord, I her resign, i And am your obedient, humble servant. ROBERT KEMP. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Squrgeon has the small-pox. A "one two end th doll.:" .I.-.. Adld messer, e. lnis, 1i i,. Yankee schoolma'am at Sitka. The Mayor of Philadelphia hL- ',rdt : i the arrest ofaU boys found at fires. The sucides in the British army in t'1 year 1868 were one in 10,000. Goodrich, the skater, has gone, to, Eari il to give exhibitions. Sixty iron steamships ar. now , liliing in the Clyde. Scotland. "Mush and milk" festivals are a nue-: in Pensylvania. Lead of the best quality has beru flmd near York. Pa. Farmers'Club are hling organized through out Maine. At a recent fire in Gorhaw. Me., t..i ladies assisted to work the hand eugiues. Magruder is lecturing in the S,,utihern cities. Mark Twain is called "a oWare iand ditsa greeable Buoalofer." Fremost obtained. while in Europ". the needed loan for his El Paso Railroad. An ex-momber of the Vermont LegisT:tn ..c. H. M. Beattie, is in jail for burglary. At the late opening of a fancy goody st..n. on Broadway. dresses were presentel viry - ing in price from $400 to $2.C00. Bejamuin Baker. of Key West. Flla.. h.i.. just sold his crop of pine-apples. galthr,,. l from less than an acre, for $7,000. The underground railroad of ýNew Y,r'r will cost $12,000.000. but work will not b.. begun until $10,000,000 is s·ibscribid. Beecher Stowe is still working at her chap ter of Byromical horrQrs. She had it completed ones, bet recent publications in Englaud havieg taken the spice out of it, she is com pelled to rewrite it. ""A aew star has arisen isn the firmasient of female progression-a planet whoa., steady brilliance theateus to pale the flickering lightof 'Gentle Anna' and u-.gentle Olive. We allude, of course, to Mrs. Celia Bur leigh." They are organizoing a female ha:rbel.r shop in Boston. The sylphs are being put through a tuitionary course of leather for the opening. A sweet shave will cost tcwenty five cents, and a seraphic sihampo ,n half a dollar. "O Would I were a Boy Again."--s:s-,. Maine, tired of city cares. voted 340 to 8, a few days ago, to petition the L,-gislature t,. make it a town again. Fifty thousand womuen in NeSw York c.te not get husbands. When a noble dies it, Hindouoeta. n, + *ie can catch fish for three days. for ft-r o,f h, ,, ing his soul. There are 20,000 men in Ghicuag now .ut of employment. and the 0,0(00 employed are: industriously engaged ill trying to Lki-p so. A bill was yesterday introduced inio the' Kentucky Legisture "'To abolish stripe <.. a plunishment" is that State. Th. wer., moves. TheChirese Embassy has becl recei. by the King and Queen of Pruhia with twllst imposing eeremonie.. The rec.ptionl, w. a grand affair. A breachof promi-e case in Detroit t, ', upon the question whether the dlefehd.u: intended, by inclosing a leaf of rse g. r - nium to the lady, to use the l.,figutag,. t flowers. in which case the innocent I at. w -, have said, "Thou art my chuice. There is a great pressure bro,.ut t, bi. npon Johnu Bright to use his influence, now he is in the Cabiut, to bring about t.- r' peal of the game laws of Engluad. t u,. n who are now poachers are ahlt th.. "y people who would be truly h..iitt" . t i Irepeal,