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Consul to Italy, author of "The Glory and Shame of England," "America's Advancement," etc., eto., etc, writes aa follows: "New York, August 1, 1R80. ) - . 12-2 E. 27th st. j Db, J. C. Atbr Sc Co., Lowell, Mass., Gentlemen: A seuso of gratitude and the desire to render a service to tho public impel me to wake the following Btatemenls: My colleen career, at New ITaven, was interrupted by a severe cold which so enfeebled me that, for ten years, I had a hard struggle for life. Hemorrhage from the bronchial passages was the result of almost every fresh exposure. For years I was under treatment of the ablest practitioners without avail. At last I learned of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, which I used ( moderately and In small doses) at the first recurrence of a cold or any chest ditliculty, and from which I Invariably found relief. This was over 26 years ago. With all sorts of exposure, in all Boris of climates, I have never, to this day, had any cold nor any affection of the throat or lungs which did not yield to Avuu's C'HBiuir Pectoral within 24 hours. Of course I have never allowed my self to be without this remedy In all my voyages and travels. Under my own observation, it has given relief to vast numbers of persons; while in acute cases of pulmonary inflammation, such as croup and diphthoria in children, life has been preserved through its effects. I recommend its use in light but fre quent doses. Properly administered, in accordance with your directions, it is A Priceless Blessing In any house. I speak earnestly because I feel earnestly. I have known many cases of apparently confirmed bronchitis and cough, with loss of voice, particu larly among clergymen and other public sneakers, perfectly cured by this medi cine. Faithfullv yours, C. EDWARDS LESTER. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, Prepared by I)r. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, M aea. Sold by all Druggist and Dealers In Medicine. A VALUABLE REMEDY. It la with especial pleasure that we call the attention of our customers to Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. After fifteen years of constant use it has be come very popular. It has gradualy worked its way into publio favor by its remarkable cures of throat and lung diseases and by people who have been cured by its recommending it to their friends and neighbors. No one suffer ing from a throat or lung trouble can use it without benefit. It will cure a sevcro cold In less time than bv anv other treatment. It is one of the low Drenaratlons that rnav bo irivon to children without danger p.s ituoes not contain a single injurious substance. It has undoubtedly saved the lives of scores of children by curing thorn of croup and has never yet failed to cure even the most severe and dangerous cases of that disease. We anuend a few testimonials from people who have used it. A PHYSICIANS' OPINION. Chamberlain's Coush Remedy is the boat ia the market. . W. h. Gleaver, M. D. Nodaway, Mo. A SEVERE COLD. I had a severe cold for over two months and thought I would try Cham berlain's Lough Kemeay. 1 commenced taking it last Friday night, and to day, Wednesday. I am cured of my cold. I pan truly say it has no equal. vt. xi. juncaid, l ost Master, Baden, Kan. COUGHS. ITftvlricr had the occasion to use Chamberlain's Cough Remedy it gives me pleasure to state that 1 found It to be one of the best medicines for 8 cough I ever used. In fact I was cured of a cough that bafllod all other cough medicines but Chamberlain's. N. R. Burnett, Atalissa, Iowa. WHOOPINO COUOH. Chamborlain's Cough Remedy ia "the; boss" and sells on its merits. The large sale on it here was produced by one f arnilv derivine treat benefit from the I use of it and recommending it to their , neighbors during our selgo oi whoop ing cough. C. V. Baxter, druggist, UeWitt, lowtv CROUP. My little girl was almost dead with croup, when I procured a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. A change for the better was noted after taking a dose, and before a bottle was used a complete cure was affected. I sincerely believe that the remedy tared mj cuid s mo. -HABLES WALDErT. Couth Haven, Kan. For Salo by RaynoUs & Danit L D. A. GLOVER, W. D. WOOD, PBEfUDEWT. VICE TULKI. TOM U. OLOVEK, Clover National Bank of na n a n or, Ccpilnl Taid Cp $.0,0'jO. Authorized Capital, $150,000. A General Banking Traaet4. e aaau Merchant. Flnaa a4 Indt iaals altclt4 DiBICTOtS. w. D. wmr. w. a. rrtrr-nrv i. $. T. rrcHDii, 010. T. rrr-.tBf r D A.OtVOTES. W. VOHklf!- lljSMyJ ED. I. L. GREEK, . W. rscrr. UERXIrOX, Tic ra.tT. v Trtrwl I C L. A. . y , - - FIRST FJATIOSAL BillX, L ZmC" l:,ti-ArJrwJCao:?.!. - - 233.UJJ. r,.T.eJ ri.e' sm:e. CV urn .' ,larM.i H' a. . ..!' l nni.'i " Iniri, r.-'". - ';' rl-i ; I:iictoi.. J W Wa Ilaavart H av. J . fi Vv-aaa-. t . ..- Tho Legend of SIcopy Hollow By WASHHTOTOIi- lEVHTO. P0TOD ASIONa Tlffl PATERS OP THE LATE DIEDKICn KNICKERD0CKEH. Vlien he entered tho Itcmsc, U10 con quost of his heart was complete, It was 0110 of thoso spacious farm houses, with hliih riil trod, but lowly slonlncr roofs. built In the stvlo handed down from tho first Dutch settlors. Tho low projocting eaves forming a piazza along tho front, capable! of being closed up In bud weather. Under this were hung flails, harness, various utensils of huabiuidry, and nets for fishing in tho neighboring river. Benches wcro built along tho sides for summer use; and a great spinning wheel at one end, and a churn ut tho other, showed the various uses to which tliis important porch might bo devoted. From this piazza tho wonderful lchabod entered tho hall, which formod the center of tho mansion, and the pluco of usual residence. Ilero rows of resplendent pewter, ranged on a long dresser, dazzled his eyes. In one comer stood a hiiRO bag of wool, ready to bo epuuj in another, a quantity of hnsoy wolsey, just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in pnv festoons along tho walls, mingled with tho gaud of red peppers; and u door loft ajar, gavo him a peep into the best par lor, where tho claw footed chairs und dark mahogany tables shono like mir rors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock orangos and conch sheila decorated tho mantel piece; strings of various colored birds' eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg vaa hung from the center of tho room, and a corner cupboard, know ingly left open, dinpUivcd immense treasures of old silver and well mended china, Trom tho moment Ichabod laid hia eyes upon these regions of delight the peaco of Ids mind was at an ond, and Ids only study was how to gain tho affec tions of tho peerless daughter of Van TusselL In this enterprise, howover, he had more real difficulties than generally fell to tho lot of a knight errant of yore, who seldom had anything but giants, en chanters, fiery dragons and such liko easily conquered adversaries, to contend with; and had to make Ida way merely through gates of iron and brass, and walls of adamant to tho castle keen. whoro the lady of his heart was confined; ail of wnicn 110 ao-hiovcu as easily as a man would carvo his way to the center or a unrtutmas pio, ana uien tho lady trave hirn her hand as a matter of course. Ichabod, on tho contrary, had to win his way to tho heart of a country coquette beset witn a laoynntn or wnims ana ca prices, which were -fojover present ing new dimoulties nlu. impediments, and ho had to encounter a host ot fearful adversaries of-.'rdftrflesh and blood, the numerous rustic admirers. who beset every portal to her heart; kecDinsr a watchful and autrrv evo unon each other, but ready to fly out in tho common cause ngaintit any now competi tor. Among these tho most formidable was a burly, roaring, roystering blado of tho name of Abraham, or, according to tho Dutch abbreviation, Brom Van Brunt, the hero of the country round, which rung with liis feat3 of strength, and har dihood. Ho was broad shouldered and doublo jointed, with short curly black hair, and a bluff but not unpleasant oountenanco, having a mingled air of fun and arrogance. From his Herculean framo and great powers of limb, he had received the nicknatuo of Brom Bones, by which he was universally known. lie was famed for great knowledge and skill in horsemanship, being as dexter ous on horseback as a Tartar. IIo was foremost at all races and cock fights, nod with the ascendancy which bodily strength always acquires in rustic life, was tho umpire in all disputes, setting his hat on one sido and giving his deci sions with an air and tone that admitted of no gainsay or appeal. IIo was always ready for either a lipht or u frolic; had moro miscliief than ill will in hia com position; and with all his overbearing roughnoes there was a otrong dash of waggiiih good humor nt bottom. lis had threo or four boon companions of his own Rtamp. who regarded him as their model, and at tho head of whom he scoured tho country, attending every scene or feud or merriment, ior miies round. In cold weather ho was dis tinguished by a fur cap, surmounted with a Haunting fox's tail; and when the folks at a country gathering descried this well tnown crest ai a aitoance, wiikk intr uhoiit anions a squad of hard riders. they always bUxkI by for a squall. Kome tinies his crew would lo heard daiiiug along past tho farm houses at nudnight, with whoop and halloo, liko a troop of Don Cossacks, and tho old datnes, start led out of their sleop, would IMon for a moment till the hui-ry scurry had clat tered by, and then exclaim: "Ay, tlif-re goes Brom Bones and his gnngr l lie neighbors looked upon nun wun a inix luro of awe, admiration and good will; and when anv madcap prank or rustic hrau-1 fircurrud in tho vicinity, always shook their heads, and warranted Brom UorK-8 was Ht the lxdtiin or it. This mntirHjlfl hero liad for eoino tune singled out the blooming Katrina for the object or his uncoum gaiiantrit s, and though Ms amorous Ur iniT9 were eomrtliitxt liko the gentle caresses and endearments of b?ar, yet it was wluVprrii that elio did not alto-evlhc-r di-oourngu his hpes. CV-rtairi it is. liis advance wtro fcignals for rival ran'h'kites to retire, who felt no inclin-ti-in to cniha a Uon in his amours; inso much, that vl-n IiU horse was ai n tied to Van Tali Ialirig. on rsuiway niirht. a sure rin tltat his master was : ' , . 1 ... i. ; .. rrHirting. r, as it b termed, parking , 1 1 .M ' ' wiU.in. oil other suitors ka by ia kr. aad earned Ua, we um ouer , uart-TS. run was i'tte. rl,su ..... t?i frTTcl''able rival with hIkbu Crarie 11 to cnotetiil. , I ormil rinr aU tl.lr c a rVmUt man than h wouJ I liave f:.rdi.k from tl crwn petition, aa. J ir t. Jin woull hav d.'-inirr-L II had. ljrri, a ha pry tulituro of f.'.kaijuty and r-rrriK-e Is l.ia natjr'-; wuinf ana xi, 1 fj.irit bk a r-j : le jwk yidUr.?. Iit UUi-h: thoarb le U-rit, l t.-T ; J. l ti.O"Jh ht ixrsrtd lT5,!l tb fclii-but f rr-hBti.-". yrt the ciorr. a.t H . r-i'ik: a- ha mrt, aiid if-n!-d la fel a I i,h u f-fir. To Jtve Uin t!ae 1- 1 1 o;t.7v r-2rl tiarivfcl (uJi IJtr U-S.TI mi.--rf; i-t hf xnK a tiiku to I U.-rV-d ia l.i ;n-j"rr ur trrnlhv t-5- tmt avlvaxK la a th4 aiJ f'T'v in'.r.Tya- ir.5 rriax.wr. Ct'3'rY'T'" t hi ' V (A fr.- laia r tA fr'w-rt vlriits at the farm house; not that tie had anything to apprehend from tho nicdille soino interfereneo of parents, which Is bo often a stumbling block in tho jwth of lovers. Bait Van Tassel was on easy, in dulgent soul; ho loved his daughter better even than his pipe, and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her havo her way in every tiling. His notablo little wife, too, had enough to do to attend to her housekeeping and inanago tho poul try; for, as Brio sagely observed, uucks and geeso are foolish things and must bo looked after, but girls can take caro of themselves. Thus, wliilo tho busy dame bustled about tho houfo or plied her spin ning w heel at ouo end of tho piazza hon est Bait would sit smoking his evening pipe at tho other, wnteliing the achieve ments of a littlo wooden warrior, who, armed with a sword in each hand, was valiantly fighting the wind on the pinna cle of tho barn. In tho mean time Icha bod would carry on his suit with tho daughter by tho bido of tho spring under tho prcat elm or sauntering along in the twilight, that hour bo favorable to tho lover's eloquence. I profess not to know how women's hearts aro wooed and won. To mo they havo always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seem to havo but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have ft thousand avonues, and may bo captured in a thousand dif ferent ways. It ia a groat triumph of skill to gain tho former, but still a greater proof of goneralsliip to maintain itossession of tho latter, for a man must battlo for his fortress nt every door and window. Ho that wins a thousand com mon hearts is therefore entitled to some renown; but ho who keeps undisputed sway over tho heart of n coquette Is in dcod a hero. Certain it is, this was not tho caso with tho redoubtable Brom Bones; and from tho moment Ichabod Crane mado his advances, tho interests of tho former evidently declined; his horse was no longer seen tied at tho pal ings on tsunuay nights, and a deadly feud trradualiv nvoso between him and the preceptor of Sleepy IIollow. Brora, who had a degree of rough cliivnjry in his nature, would fain havo carried matters to open warfare, and settled their pretensions to tho lady according to tho inodo of thoso most conciso and simple rcosoncrs, tho knights errant of yore by singlo com bat; but Ichabod was too conscious of tho superior might of hia udvors;iry to enter tho liBts against him; ho had overheard the boast of Bones tliat ho would "doublo tho schoolmaster up and put him on a shelf;" and ho was too wary to give him an opportunity. There was something extrouiely provoking in this obstinately pacific system; it loft Brom no alternative but to draw upon tno 1 unds of rustic wag- gery in his disposition, aud to play oil boorish practical jokes upon hia rival. Ichabod Decamo tho object of whimsical persecution to Bones and his gang of rough riders. They harried ills hitherto peaceful domains; smoked out his sing ing school by stopping up tho chiinnoy; broke iuto the school houso nt night, In spito of hia formidable fastenings of witho and window stakes, and turned everything topsy turvy; so f lint the poor schoolmaster began to think all tho witches hi tho country held their meet ings there. But what was still moro an noying, Brom took all opportunities of turning him into ridicule in presenco of liis mistress, and had a scoundrel dog whom ho taught to whino hi tho most ludicrous manner and introduced as a rival of Ichabod'e, to instruct her in psalmody. In tliis way matters wont on for some time, without producing any material effect on tho relative situations of tho contending powers. On a fine autumnal afternoon, Ichabod, in pensive mood, sat enthroned on the lofty stool from wlienco ho usually watched all tho concerns of his littlo literary realm. In his hand he swayed a ferule, tluit scepter of despotio power; tho birch of justlco reposed on threo nails, behind the throno, a constant terror to evil doers; while on the desk beforo him might be seen sundry contra band articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon tho persons of idle urchins; such as half munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly cages, and wholo legions of rampant littlo paper gamecocks. Ap parently thero had been some appalling act of justico recently inflicted, for his scholars wero all busily Intent upon their books, or slyly whispering behind them with 0110 eye kept upon the master; and a kind of buzzing stillness reigned throughout tho school room. It was suddenly Interrupted by tho appearance of a negro in tow cloth Jacket and trous- trs, a rouna crownoa iragmens 01 a hat, liko tho cap of Mercury, ana UK Jill 1 L U 11I KLIX3 V O "6 " i."t half broken colt, which ho managed with a rono by way of halter. IIo camo clattering up to the school door with an hi vil at ion to Ichabod to attend a merry making, or "quilting fmllc," to bo held that evening et Mynheer Van Tassel's; and haviiiR delivered his messago with that air of importance and effort at fine language winch a. negro is apt to dls- Silay cn petty embassies of the kind, ho .-nilied over the brook, and was sd HejuiiK ring away up the hollow, full of tho importance and hurry of his mission. All was now busllo and hubbub in the Lite quiet school room, Tho scholars wero hurried through their lessons with out stopping at trilles; thoso who were nimble skipped over lialf with Impunity, and thoso who wero tardy had a smart application now and then In tho rear, to quicken their speed or help them over a I tall word, uooka were nung osuto wun out being put away on tho fclieivea, ink- stands wcro overturned, lenches tlirown I down and the wholo schciol was turned I lout) an h"ur before the the usual time; I lunrting forth liko a legion of young '. imps, yeljiing and racketing about tlio ! gTe-n in loy at their early MuancifU'n. I Tlio mll.int Ichabod now ricnt at b-ast ' an extra half hour at bis toilet, brWuiur HI, 11 li. 1 1 1 1 IIUUI li. IJ13 ..'I inunujui , , , - . . . . . ,1,1 ar furlhmg up l.u Ut and Indred only nuit of m.ty I.Urk, auid mu-tcg hi 1 t., jy a bit of broken Kx.king hun? up -in the school Ikaiso. -Mt mii-lti niaJto 1.11 sn-rJince ucrore um n-itre In the truo nyleof a cavalier, be iajrTTjw"-u av ijrm , I ' i .j 1.10 si. uii .m tnn & aaa knUclUaVM.'aclxtlc-ricod Duirhman of the rame of 1 Lans Van lUjv ur. ari l thai r-iIUtiitJy trourited, Ihmk I f'anh Lie a kr.U-ht crract in qurvt of avl- rrj,tnrv Dut it ia HKt I aixmlil, in the true ri.iiit iS r'a.-jitic rtory. Rive mm avwritt of tl I'X-.ks and juiinit csf ir,v Ixri and i.i rt'l Tl- atimal he U-tr-ai l al a lirr-kf-n d m n tVtw IvCCsaj . . . .. . . . . U ti otruived J u-t evy air.g Ut l.;a t-u-s. He waa ruct and la-rr. ith a ewe nk an-1 a L'-wl hie a l-ir..irKr; l.ia rav rane ard ttul were ti.rVi a.-, i kiK4tod ilh lorr; cane y L. 1 t i: aui ri c'attx at. I aarxv-tn-l, lot t' !iif b l 1 r i vra of a ri.u i u in it S-.l he tzitt Lave i-J Ur ajid ia Lis dar. if we may ;a '.t tru-a i-u Tia'tic, li-i was Oua- nowder. IIo Imd, Tu aof," Len a fa-or- ito stood or his master s, tho choleric Van liinper. who was a furious rider, and had infused, very probably, soma of his own spirit into tho animal; for, old and broken down as he looked, there was mora of the lurking devil in him than In anv voung filly in tho country. Ichabod was a suitable iltrure for such stood. IIo rode with short stirrups, which brought his knees nearly up to tho pommel of the saddle; Ids sharp elbows stuck out line grnssnoppers j no carried his wldp porpoudicuhtriy in his hand, liko a scepter, and as 0u horse Jo trued on tho motion of his arms was not unlike the flapping of a pair of wings. A small wool hat rested on tho top of his noso. for so liis scanty strip of forehead might bo called, and the skirts of his black coat fluttered out almost to tho horse s tall. Such was the nnncaronco of Ichabod and his steed as thoy shambled out of the gate or lions von Kipper, ana tt was al together such an apiwriuon as is seldom to bo met with in broad daylight, It was, as I have said, a lino autumnal day; tho sky was clear and serene, and nature woro that rich and iroldon livery which we always associate with the Idea of abundance, Tho forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, whilo somo trees or tho tenderer Kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orango, purplo and scarlet. Streaming files of wild duoks began to moke their appearance high in tho air; tho bark of tho squirrel might bo heard from tho frroves of boech and hickory nuts, and tho ponBivo wlustlo of the quail nt inter vals from tho neighboring stubblo field. Tho small birds wero taking their faro woll banquets. In tho fullness of their revelry they fiutterod, chirping and frolicking, from bush to bush and tree to tree, capricious from tho very pro fusion and variety around thorn. Thero was tho honest cook robin, tho favorite srame of stripllncr siiortsmnn. with its loud querulous nolo, and the twittering blackbirds flying In sablo clouds: and tho eoldon winced wood pecker, with his crimson crest, his broad black e-oriret. and splendid nlumaco: and tho cedar bird, with its red tint wings and yellow tipt tail, and its littlo mon telro cap of feathers; and tho bluejay, that noisy coxcomb, in his gay light blue coat and hito underclothes, screaming and chattering, nodding and bobbing, and bowing, and pretending to bo on good torms with every songster of the grovo. As Ichabod iotnrod slowly on his wnv his cyo, over open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged wiui uaugiii over tho treasures of jolly autumn. On all sides ho beheld vast store of apples, somo hanging in oppressive opulenco on tho trees; somo gathered; into baskota and barrels for tho market: othors heaped up In rich pilos .for the elder press. Farther on ho behold great fields of Indian corn, with its golden oars peep ins; from their leafy coverts, and holding out tho promise of cakes and hontr pud ding; and tho yollow pumpkins lying be neath them, turning up their rair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample pros pects 01 me most luxunuuu ui iiienj uiiu anon ho passed tho fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing tho odor of the bee hive, ami as ho beheld them, soft anticipa tions stole over his mind of dainty slap jacks, well buttered and garnished with honey or treacle by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van TassoL Thus feodlng his mind with many sweet thoughts and "sugared supposi tions," ho journeyed along tho sides of a range of hills wliich look out upon somo of tho goodliest scones of tho mighty Hudson. Tho sun gradually wheeled his broad disk down into tho west The wide bosom of tho Tappaan Zoo lay motionless and glassy, excepting that hero and thero ngcntlo undulation waved and prolonged tho blue shadow of tho distant mountain. A few amber clouds, floated in the sky, without a breath of' air to movo them. Tho horizon was of a fine golden tint, changing gradually into a pure apple green, and from that into tho deep blue of tho mid heaven. A slanting ray lin gered on the woody crests of tlio preci pices that overhung some parts of tho river, giving greater depth to tho dark gray and purplo of their rocky sides. A sloop was loitering In tho distance, drop- Eing rdowly down with tho tkle, her sail anging uselessly against tho mast; and as tho reflection of the sky gleamed alone tho still water it seemed as if tho vessel was suspended in tho air. It was toward evening that Ichabod arrived at tho castle of tho Ileer Van Tassel, which ho found thronged with the rrido and flower of tho adjacent country. Old farmers, a sparo, leathern ; raced race, in homespun coats ana 1 breeches, blue stockings, huga shoes and magnificent pewter buckles. Their brisk. wir.ue.reu imia amncm, in ciuuo cruiitieu caps, long walstod gowns, homespun petticoats, with scissors and pin cush ions and cray calico pockets hanging on the outside. Buxom lasses, almost as antiquated as their mothers, excepting where a straw hat, a One riband, or per haps a white frock, gave symptoms of city innovations. Tho sons, in short squaro skirted coats, with rows of stu pendous brass buttons, and their hair generally queued in the fashion of the times, especially if thoy could procure an eclskin for the purpose, it being ee- toemed throughout tho country as a po tent nourisher and strcngthener of the hair. Brom Bones, howoTcr, was the Irero of tho scene, having come to tho gather ing, having come to the gathering on tils favorite steed Daredevil, a crcatnro. like himself, full of metal and inirchicf, and wliich no one but himself could manapro. IIo was. in fact, noted for preferring vio lous animals, given to all kinds of tricks which kept tho rider in constant risk of his neck, for he lield a tract bio. woll broken bono aa unwerthj of a lad of Jiirit L 1 V . jm ..Tl mii f ain www I uuujvu w uwru ui-ni ph-, Kl.t h,,ntt nnon the en- ,.11! raxr. of mv hro as he entered - . - v Talnel-. ln4nioa. n,a thct uMberrof IwiamlisM, tK.,- it1h rflb. of red and wUt.. but the am pis cJiarms of a gent. tne Dutch country tea table In the sump tuous time of autumn. Bach heaped up pbittertcf cake of various ud almost Indescribable kinds, known only to er rvrienoed Dutch housewivva! Thfre waa the doughty douffheut, tbe tne Irr olv- kork and the crii-p and crumbling crul Wt; cakc and short eakea, ging cak and honry oakea and the whole family of cakraa. And tben Uarrewrre lauiitj ia aaisw- aiu iwa uf - hw fe -a, fitm pjmpkln I (,r4i aUoeaef ham and moki tanrrrrrrr dViiAs diahf. of nrr-csv-s-Tsl tJurua ahfid racb and far ara.1 cfiirx, tv4 to mentl'sa brviM ahad anl rani chickis; tng'hrt wtlh Irrvrla of mk and crr-xra, all rrJnrWi ticldv-t.trWlr, rantty morh aa I hat e r.o;.- ral-l Ihm, wilh tbe irxAb erly VvA jetriint fe CUaM U vapor from tne midst Heaven bTesa' the mark! I want breath and time to discuss this banquet as it deserves, and am too eager to get on with my story. Happily, Ichabod Crane waa not In so groat a hurry as his historian, but did ainplo justice to every dainty. He waa a kind and thankful creature, whose heart dilated in proportion as hia skin was filled with good cheer, and whose spirits rose with eating, as some men's do witli drink. Ho could not help, too, roll ing his largo eyes round him as he ateu and chuckling with the possibility thai he might one day be lord of all this scene of almost unimaginable luxury, and splendor. Then, lie thought, how soon he'd turn his back upon the old school house; snap his fingers in the face of Hans Van Ripper, and every other niggardly patron, and kick any itinerant pedagogue out of doors that auould dare to call him oomradol Old Boltus Van Tassel moved about among his guests with a face dilated with content and good humor, round and Jolly as the harvest moon. Ills hospitable attentions were brief, but expressive, being confined to a shake of the hand, a slap on the shoulder, a loud laugh, and a S reusing Invitation to "fall to, and help lornsolves." And now the sound of the muslo from the common room or hall summoned to tho dance. The musician was an old gray headed negro, who had been the itlnoront orchestra of the neighborhood for moro than half a century. Ills in strument was aa old and battered as himself. The greater part of tho time ho scraped away on two or three strings, accompanying every movement of the bow with a motion of tho head, bowing almost to tho ground and stamping with Ids foot whenever a fresh couple were to start Ichabod prided himself upon his danc ing as much as upon his. vocal powers. Not a limb, not a fiber about him wot lehabod prtd4& Anwe( mpo hU daneino. ldlei and to have seen his loosely hunff framo in full motion and clattering about tho room, vou would have thoucht St, Vitus himself, that blessed patron of the dance, was figuring before you la person, lio was tno admiration of all the negroes, who, having gathered, of all ages and sizes, from tho farm and the neighborhood, stood forming a pyramid of Blunlng black faces at every door and window, gazing with delight at tho sno, rolling their wuito eyeballs ana nwintr rrrinninir rows of ivory from ear to ear. How could the flogger of urchins bo otherwise than animated and joyous? the lady of his heart was Ids partner in the dance and smiling gra ciously in reply to all his amorous oglings; whilo Brom Jones, sorely smit ten with love and jealousy, sat brooding by luinseu in one corner. CONlNUD KSXT WHHSk.J DRAWING ROOM GOSSIP. I Casols nowaday are a rrr elabonst aod xpenilve artlole of ornamental turn! tors. Tinted vis! tins card, whloh have bssn bv trodnoed, ought to be relegated to the hired girl. Reception choirs are so elegant and sump tuous that nobody ever dare sit down aa on Music stand that contain a musical box ars among imported article la the t urnttor Una. Unas! on brloavbrao ia gilt, brona and (fi ver Is vary handinme and attractive thss season. Statuettes this Mason are In endless vari ety, and there I considerable originality ia subjects. In tmokina; Jacket the tandenov Mem to be to moke the wearer look a much like a tool as pontfbla, It b a mistake to stmpos that the anttrroe ball chain are intended exoluiivety far "old family servanta'' Bbo who ho not aTOt a braided Jec&et of some kind is behind tbe procession, and moat need procure one at oao it h wookt catch op. Many roung and aged fwella, to whom Che imell of powder would be a tenlfyins; novelty, now affect tbe army cape that I worn by military oCVoera Aside from any affection of ttwvryea, lorr- nette an qnlt the fashionably correct thing for women of Mavf air to dm In pabUe, tmd It la claimed fnr itxn thai tber are rraoaftd and stylish. In the hand ot soma, of eoorae, tbeyar a temptavUoa to be rods and impo lite la tha matter of tbe "from stare," ranrtraU ftarhslor Rutterly 1 a weallhy BMta, ao4 In fart War Inrreasa tils Ineofate a4 at to arnne time follno Uia dictatM of hW heart be maml hie ty-paarrlur, a very beaoUfal airL But Iwt-e to tblet Mrs. Hvtusrlf (a bride of a fear week east thArinr.1 What a enrtea liUle MetraaMot this U, any dear lira. Vaadertoof. Do yea lane avhet It as fleUwil Mr, VaahWtxnf-O, ;af it sseaOeda tjpoarri'er. Mr. Fmtterly-trxieall Wkat ed4 thfam id tbanr aray Into Use abopal Basil w fT bm u Ike diasaoaJ ceajntairt Tbe Oial Antf WaM lsiateeV Tlvre eM a eau-pcktii( bee aa Oeerge Truiua fensa. taear La Orssre, Oe, ta a4b day, aavl Lba par an ran oeatr break M( lb ivward- One snata teefesd kC4 p. a its; uoiatv. aCT. and aa U ax are aisasaa fm.m4 tl t fnaraxK tsailas aUkla tbe M Us anaraiec auad at Bleat. Oa beiaf tsid arfcet aaas bad desae, tbe eld eejoty said I H rJl. I desiM srkat's fHtrnf b lb aid Bif t-r Vjw, sm at anaaCar aaatd U etaaj" evjr ae d a atrep 1 eaejidal de dat t it aaa tfceea bag bo la eb erttaa what aa a loatasar arid say see aorara Tw Haa M.li.aea a Taft, esaj ef ant-Aa-... f Uaaaaral TaTI, as tbe sea feat Jedj aOsM. .. .- ' "8 U U FiX I LL.