LFe )anttrs' 'amtr.
FOR O&LE I FOR l.5LE I
L+;1B1 AND SUAL TriACTb LIN.
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
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
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
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
THE MOTTO FOR THE SOUTH--- "PROVIDENOHELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES."
FOANKLIE, fPAIS OF ST. MARY, (ATiFAS) Li., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1S69. .N1M3EI 31.
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$O anpemk veep rich
.asS, 1W mavsword. l arg. w ith rlooaU,
jW iMWs 1r.? Iso bdIralies of cstc.
/ Nl.. t
lLAMTATD IlN ISLE PIQUANT, FIV nILss
a.. Nabeatve, aud a p'tT.ebe, mle. from
Ibe . tkh 3wer&a e..> .. rm, ore thou
h ci q framp, ode thoee
CIpN rr - theumad three
etpetet ~hti It a. flaue d for eugar,
}. spees and a rare plate for
,. A dwe ltg u,.
1'.AITATTIO Two ANADa!I. ILtS
f bm W sht.a, prish of St. Landry. on Bayou
O(s s, sar Its juactton with Bayou Beeuf, one thou
amasse, ac ihadredad *y acres open and under
goad tmeo al but eao hunded and -fty acres above
o.esw. A large 4wtw .Mi geod repair, stabns, out
eau. ec. Cotton, sugar, ear, rtee, tobaeeo and other
caps do well on this plae, and it would make a superior
steok tare It is a n lg t e.6oavenient to a sht
iapa, ead beaithy. lefnt bt seed cane and enm
onthu glss U
Kmi F1 n R M.AN4LTION, FW9TEEN ri.138
from ONloemas, 74 Is from Washington. and 6
S asamabot aavagmion-%O acres, 310
d wdaab sal feneced., ood timber. good 4e
rage, Sise gatl g the year rend. Good dwd
Im hMas, sad iathsmis and cisterns; males, oapx
f the cotn crop may be pw
*OW USW A8 A VACHEIUE. TlF
I U Swkwm of Opelonuw. 5,067 ees
woel'4, ean be divided Mto
ýs w a frrihr ·l
ýjr$s mand eased.
jl ýrn mii ý _
U~r: laiSd oL 511e as
Me ýshin wllý e. Can be purebiMi ii hw
: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.
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
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,
-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
LL W&X""iwL D. 3t. EOLWStWOR?3
C awOm IT MA3UBAR
3m. -: Si, , S Dý US. Js +ph I&.
,.a_..W* $ ss .1 teo atest iinpwrved mr
barrels, w. are purpaedto tara eat
mi b ta he sl4 inetbm
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..
Two Distinct Companies
iAdmission, no more
JAS. H. L.
gay to see a A. M BRI'
8. A. HATE
aparate, A. M. WA'
Gov. C. H.
Judge E. T.
B. B. SIMS
W. A. AUM
G.e. C. H. 1
Judlge E. 7
F. H. HIATI
R. 8. MORE
FRANKLIN, eu.. B B. E
familp fleabings anb Ncus Jtms.
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,
"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
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
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
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
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
"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
"Pray, Ben, what's thetaih.." said
Mark, kindly, as the latter himself
at length in an old arm chaf rrig audi
*"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
'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
"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
"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,
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
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
•"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
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
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
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
',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
"A beautiful woman," says Emerson "is a
picture, which drives all beholders nobly
An attempt to start a German Atlaatic
Cable company has failed. The caus, ..f
this is the pitiable financial condition of tIo
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;
To Thee, O Lord, I her resign,
i And am your obedient, humble servant.
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-:
Lead of the best quality has beru flmd
near York. Pa.
Farmers'Club are hling organized through
At a recent fire in Gorhaw. Me., t..i
ladies assisted to work the hand eugiues.
Magruder is lecturing in the S,,utihern
Mark Twain is called "a oWare iand ditsa
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
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
"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
A bill was yesterday introduced inio the'
Kentucky Legisture "'To abolish stripe <..
a plunishment" is that State. Th. wer.,
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
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