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A tl'CAl AKD CENAI KEW8PAPEB, Ms Iiiftf I shed Every Thursday BY JOHN F. MOORK Ter Year in advance. $t 50 gfAll subscriptions lo bo paid in ad vance. Orders for Job Work respect fully solicited. BfTuOfTloo on Mnin Street, in Hie second elory of Houk & fiillis Store. Address JOIING. llAi-m, ruTTon rrtoriuirroii. The Voits t omcr. 1HE PEACE OF GOD. O "ATnrn, lift our souls nvove. Till up find rest in thy dear love : And still that peace divine impart Wliie.li sanctifies the inmost heart. And n tikes each morn and setting sun Vt bring us nearer to thy throne. May we our daily duties meet. Tread sin each day beneath our feet, And win that strength which doth thy will And sectb, and so is still ; And tixcl on thv sustaining arm, Kind i daily food and knows no harm. Help ii- wi'h rraa in ponce to live, Ov.r ln-oilier's wrong in love forgive, "And dav and n"2il l'ie tempest flee Th"o slietvrth whvh comes n'oncfrom thee Tims will uuv spirits find tlieir rest, In thy deep peace forever Most. Sc'ccfcb Jili5ce((any. l'rcuu ' Once a Week." THE LAQT LOVE. EPIS JjE k.tile life cf a philosophee. T!ic Independence of tlie United Slates of America had boon conclusively . r.eknnwlodged and ratified by the Treaty of Peace of September 3, 173 ; nod, under the able direction of Benjamin Franklin, embassador from the t;cw Re. public to the Court ol ersailles, the diplomatic and commercial relations of the United States with Franco, had been successfully established by Treaty, in con.; inat.ee with the views and wish. C3 of Conl'f:. Philadelphia ardently desired the re turn of her lamed fellow-citizen who had displapi.d so much rudencc and f ki'l in cfketing the great objects of his mission. Flo, no less anxious to re. turn to America, uevcr wholly lreo lroia the fear that his declining health might detain him in Frauee, perhaps to close his life there, and, withal, that his most iirdent prayer was to bo spared to end his days in his native laud among his fellow-citizens, ami surrounded by his grandchildren he yet seemed to seek a pleasurable excuse for the delay of his departure, under the influence of a sen timent which had le-a concern in the settlement of such collateral details as yet remained for adjustment, than the Amerieau Philosopher had, perhaps, deemed possible, or cared even to ac knowledge to himself all that period of life. During the latter part of his embassy to the French Court, ho had taken up his residence at Pansy, near Auteuil, iu the environs of Paris. In the latter charming village dwelt the widow ol Ilelvetius. The relict of Ilelvetius was a most amiable and gifted woman. h'he r"ekoncd among her friends the most distinguished nicn of letters i f the period, by whom she was never otherwise designated than as 'The good old lady of Auteuil. Although she had past that tern of female hfo which has been so arbitrarily assigned as the clinric.'erio to tho fasci. nating powers of the fair sex, the widow of lieivetius wa r.uother exception, to that questionable rule; and still more fascinating both by tho grace of her manners and the attractions of her per. son. The gentleness of her disposition, the charming versatility of her intellect, together with the prudent deportment which bud distin guished her throughout a life of considerable trial, and had pla eed her beyond the reach of al! approach, invested her as it were, with an aureole of feminine frir.ee mid purity, to which all who came within tne atmosphere of her course paid bomago of admiration atjd respect. .''tran.'e as it may at fust appear, when the then respective axes of the "go;.l hdy i.-f Au'cuil" mid of Benjamin i'l.iiiklin nro considered, the American plr!..--..p!ior found the charm of her so ciety too irre.istible not to make a per. lnancnt alliance with her a serious sub. jeet of his thoughts ; and insomuch, st ler.gththat he believed it desirable for his LflPpilif.-SS. On her fart, tho auiiablo widow had not the most remote presentiment of s :ic', a design ; and always received i'ia:iklin as a friend who entertained no other si ntiweuts towards her than those he had expressed, and as one iu whoso near :uiety she would havo esteemed hv-rself happy to live. Between Pasty and Auteuil, a fre. (juent ietereouise of visits liad for some time beeu established. Once in every week Madame ilelvetius dined at Frauk. liu's house, in company with tho Abbey do T.aroche, the phisiciau Cabanis, who resided under her roof, and Morrellct, another esteemed friend, but less fre quent guc st. Fraukliu on the other liund dined much mora frequently at the houso of tho charming widow, where ho often passed the whole evening, but had never yet paid her a morning visit. Tho iiitoicourso with Franklin was most cordial on both sides. The sym pliciiy of his manners, his noble sense ul lij.taud duty, which revealed itself iu the ino.-t trivial ihiuys ; Ids uQ'ability, the purity ol Lis soul, his cheerfulness, JOHN G-. HALL, Editor. fOLVJIE VjrUJIIlEIi 3 and his delightful power of narration, were inexhaustible themes for admira tion to Morellct. Such in society was the roan who had contributed so much to the elevation of his country to a free and independent state, and whom mankind has to thank for one of the most important discove ries of his time. One morning contrary to his usual custom, Franklin loft his apartment at a very early hour, and summoued the young man who officiated as a valet and getieral servant, by his usual appellative ol "Dick ! Pick ! I am going to Auteuil, get thec r?ady to come with me." f ick a boru American, had served with some distinction in the War of In dependence under Washington. On the reduction of the army, he lelt his immediate service about the person of that General to take service with Bcn ianiin Franklin, to whom ho became greatly attached- Richard, or Dick, as he was familiarity called by Franklin, was no servant of the common order. Trusty, and devoted from impulse and from principle, he was as good a chris tian from faith as he was American by birth and feeling. He accompanied his master everywhere, and when not mak. ing tho necessary preparations for Frank lins Philosophical experiments, or en gaged in other immediate duties, he was a diligent reader of his Bible. Like most young men of a genial tone of feeling, when conscious of the genuine rectitude of their principles, he was somewhat of an enthusiastic, and never more so than when tho opportunity pre sented itself to speak of tho land of his birth, or when the merits of his master, were the subject of discourse. In his spare moments he was fond of enlightening the minds of the other ser vants on the effect of electricity, or of explaining to the simple peasants of Auteuil the great advantages ot the lightning-conductor, invented by his master, Benjamin Franklin. No sooner was Kichard called, than he made his appearance, and almost in less time than it took his master to com municate his intention, the golddicaded cane, hat and gloves of the philosopher were handed to him, and without further delay, master and man were upon their way to Auteuil. Under the already growing rays of a mid June morning sun, that had begun somewhat to embrown the meadows, and lit up copse, cornfield and vineyard with a dazzling flood of summer lii:ht, the travellers found the heat even at that hour oppressive, and quitting the high road, the paved efumssec of which re flected oppressively both the light and heat, pursued their way by 6ido paths now become familiar to them, where they were screened, and frequent and agreeable intervals by the friendly shade ot trcc3. I he philosopher walking slow. ly in front, evinced by nothing in his manner how much ho was in reality concerned to reach the end qf his jour ney with more expedition, while his ser vant behind could scarcely suppress a feeling of impatience at the slownoss ot his master's pace. Franklin found Madame Ilelvetius In her salle dc reception, which looked out upon the bcautilul garden ct her house, from which close, and up to the very sill of tho window, near which she had been seated, thetmek foliage of a lime, tree spread its cool aud refreshing ver dure, "So early a visitor, my worthy Dr Franklin !" said the charming hostess, as sho toso to receive him. "I hopo it may be no unpleasant iu'elligence that you have to impart to me, and which has set you astir at so unusual an liour V "Not in the least, .Madame Ilelveti us," replied Fraukliu. " 1 am come thus early to relate to you a circumstance that occurred to me last night. "Ah ! then, my dear friend, how charming it is of vou. Ygu are como to rclato to me some pleasant little sto rv r " Well, you shall judge for yourself, dear Madame, lou will perhaps rccol. lect our conversation of last evcuing. and how I endeavored by the most co gent arguments to make you &ensiblo that you ousht no longer to lead thus a single life, but should marry agaiu V "0 heavens! my dear friend, why re vert to such a subject ! Lei us rather speak on somo other." " Is it then possible, Madame Helve, tius, that you have not perceived the re gret I fed in regard to tho strange per sistenco with which you still persevere iu your trutu towards your deceased bus band, which is not ouly without any rea. sonablu ground of excuse, but perfectly luuie j "At another time we will talk of that at another time, dear friend !" inter posed Madame Ilelvetius, with a simul taneous motion of her liand towards Franklin's white head, nu though she would have smoothed down his grey locks. "Well," resumed Franklin, "after our conversation of last night, I return. ed home, wenfto bed, aud dreamed that I was dead. Shortly I found my self iu (hat puradieo where the souls of niDGni r, ii:ivm, the departed cnjsy Imperishable happi ness aud repose. The gate-keeper asked whether I was desirous of seeing any of the spirits of the blessed;, and I made reply that I much desired to be led where the philosophers were wont to meet. 'Theie are two,' replied the guardian 'who much frequent a spot closo by. They are most intimate neigh bore, and take much pleasure in each other's society.' 'Who are they?' said I. ' Socrates and Ilclvetiue,' was the guardian's reply. 'I have an equal es teem for both of them ; but lead mo first to Ilelvetius, for though 1 speak French, I am not a master of the Greek language.' Ilelvetius received me in tho most friendly manner. He questioned me eagerly upon tho present state of iclig ions matters in France, and on the po litical subjects which most engaged the attention of Europe Jiut I, who had imagined ho would havo been more anxious to be informed upon matters that concerned him more nearly, and surprised that he made no inquiries about you, interrupted him at length in his interrogatories, and exclaimed, 'Uut, good heaven ! have you no desire to know how fares your old faithlul menu and partner in life, Madame Ilelvetius ? she who still loves you with such af fectionate constancy I Scarcely an hour since 1 was in her house at Auteu- aud had tho most convincing evidence of tho undiminished interest and devo tion with which she regards you, and cherishes your memory.' " 'Ah I said ho, you speak of my for mer matrimonial lelicity. We must learn to forget those things here, if we would bo happy. For many years I thought of nuthing else, she was con stantly before my mind, and even hero I iclt desolate, liut at length 1 have found a consolation for tho loss of her society. I have married another charm ing woman, and it would have been im possible to find one who resembled more my first wife, than her on whom my choice has fallen. Slie is not so hand, somo. it is true, as was my former spouse; but she is gifted with as much feeling and intellect ; and loves mo tenderly. She has, indeed, no thought but to pleaso me, and to render me happy. Stay awhile with me and you shall soon behold her." " Upon this I resumed : 'I perceive very clearly that your first wife is infi-1 nitely more true and constant than you are. oince your death she has uaa sev eral very advantageous offers of marriage but he refused them all. 1 will can didly confess to you, that I loved her myself with the most intense aflcction but she remained cold and insensible to all my entreaties and all arguments; in lact, she refused my hand irorn love tor you 1" . "I am exceedingly sorry to hear that sht was so unreasonable, and pity her lnconsidciate wilfulness; tor she was in deed a most excellent and truly lovea- ble womau. "At these words, Madame Hclvctius made hot appearance : and in her I rec ognize imagine ouly, who I saw before me ? No other person than Madame Franklin! my old faithful American friend and wife ! On tho instant I laid claim on her as belonging to me but, in a cool and somewhat repulsive tone, she said : "For forty years and four months, nearly half a contury, I was your wife, ltest satisfied with that. I have here formed another alliance, which will endure forever. Deeply chagrin ed to be reiccted in so cold a manner by my departed wife, I immediately re solved to quit such ungrateful spirits. I longed to return to our planet, aud bc hold once more tho sun and you ! Say, shall we not avenge ourselves tor such inconsistency 1" But the charming widow of Auteuil waB by no means disposed to avenge iu such a maimer the faithlessness of the spirit which tho American philosopher's brain had so vividly impressed upon him in his dream. Her determiuation to remain single had long been an unal terable resolve. Had such not been the case, it might be readily believed she would have hesitated before 6he rejected an offer that conferred with it so much honor, and which, had she accepted, would nave bestowed upon her a name equally celebrated in two quarters of the globe. As they sat opposite to each other at the onen window, it was not without a certain degree of emotion that she gaz ed on the earnest, truthful countenanoe of him who spoke to herj so lrankly, and, with a cheerful hopefulness of soul at once so tender, so affectionate ! She appreciated at their full value the high esteem, and tho sincere friendship, ol which he had given her proof so incon- testible in tho solicitation tor her band Neither in his manner, nor his words had Benjamin Franklin made himself itliculous. There wasl nothing of the love-sick dotard in his demeanor, lie foro her sat a sage, who spoke deeply impressed with the conviction that, in all tho circumstances, and in every stage of life, no partner was so desirable aud iudispensable at a wife who was fito ted to embellish our existence, to give Jiiancii Hth, 1SCT. twofold increase to our ht'ripiness, to al leviate the cares and Sfrslen the bitter anxieties which ate' otlr inevitable fate hoffeVcr highly or lowly cast ; and, if destined to survive her husband, to make his death bed one of peaceful resigna tion, On tho previous evening in discourse with Madame Ilelvetius, Franklin had, indeed, purposely adverted to, and even, tually dwelt with much earnestness up on the propriety of her entering agaiu the marriage slate ; but in doing ho, whether from timidly or forethought, he had expressed his opinion iu a general point of view ouly, without in the least permitting his own personal sentiments towards her to betray themselves. Nor in truth, during that conversation, wheth. cr Irom less vanity than most of her sex, or a less sharo of that innate perspicuity in matters of the heart, which most wo men possess, she had not the remotest degree detected the deep interest he felt in the counsel he advised with such tranquil yet earnest eloquence. But now tho amiable widow s eyes became suffused with tears ; she leaned her arm on the window cushion, and buried her face in her hand. " Come, then," said Franklin, after a short silenco, "come, then, charming lady of Auteuil, let us both avenge our selres." " Wist ! listen ! my dear friend, list en ! " said Madame llelvctms, in a low tone, and in an attitudo of attention. " Do not speak, for I hear voices iu dis. course closo to us." Both gen'.ly rose from their seats, and putting aside os gently the foliage of the lime-tree branch that obstructed some what their hearing and view of what was passing in the garden beneath, they be held there, seated ou a stone bencli im mediately under the window. Franklin's valet, Dick, in close discourse with An nette, the daughter of Madame llelve- tius's gardener, a young maiden of sev enteen, and a by no means unattractive specimen of those dark. eyed daughters of 1 ranee, frequently to bo met with among the peasant girls of the environs ot Paris, whoso rustic beauty is not a lit tle enhanced by tho charm of a cus torn at once simple and picturesque Between the leaves of the lime-tree both Frankfin and Madamo Ilelvetius lemarked that tho heads of the two young people were so closely inclined to each other, that the fair hair of tho American almost touched the black braided tresses of the maiden of Auteuil. "Let mo go, Monsieur Kichard !" said the damsel, the light olive com plexion of her sunny cheeks suffused the while with a richer blush ot red. "If Madame knew that you were following me so, sho would be suro to discharge mo from her service. Let me go, I beseech you. O, I must go ! There, don t you hear : 1 think my lather call ed me to water his peas, Yes, and be sides, I have not yet made the cheese for Madame, nor yet skimmed tho last night s milk. Nevertheless, Annette rose from tho bench on which sho was seated. But that might bo accounted for by tho cir. cumstauco that llichard, though without the least effort to uetain her, had put his arm around her sleuder waist, doubt. loss to preveut her ebcaping. Ou witnessing so much uudue famil iarity ou the. part of his servant, Frank lin eviuced great uneasiueos, and from a sentiment of virtuous indignation his check become crimson red. Ho was about to speak in anger to the thoughtless young couple, when Madame Ilelvetius, putting her small white hand over his mouth, compelled him to silence, aud to listen further. "You will not understand me, An nette," was Richard's reply to the maid en, "Wbatlsayto you, I would as openly say in the presenco of Madamo Ilelvetius aud Monsieur Fraukliu. Go call your father if you will, aud I wi'l speak teforo him." The young girl incliued her pretty head iu silence, and as though her in most heart responded in sympathy to the frank avowel of the young man's senti. nients towards her, tho slight motion mado by the neat little foot that mechan ically rubbed up the gravel path on which it rested, brought her somewhat yet closer to Richard. No Further reply irom her was needed. "Well, then," contiuued tho young man, "we will bo married, I will open my mind to Mousiuur Fraukliu. He will speak to Madamo Htlvetius, aud then- both will arrange matters with your father." "Are you really in earnest, Kichard ? You wish to marry me ' ' "In all truth aud earnestness I mean it, dear Annette. We wi'l go tomer. ica aud you will see that it is the fiuest country iu the whole world. Mousicur Frauklin will give us some laud which I will cultivate. We shall bo free there, aud live content and happy. 0 my dear AddcU 1 if you but knew my mag nilieicnt native laud ! how gloriously the sun rises above our forests, you would long, as ardeutly as I do to be there ; aud the sooner the better, for I am sure you will learn to love it as I do. R J. F. MOORK, Publisher. TEIU7IS1 SiO Per IVnr in .Iff inner. Compared to the grandeur of our rivers, your Seine and Rhone aro mere insig. nificant brooklets, and in one of our lakes you might sink all Paris, and not a vestige of it wo'd be seen. Say but the word, Annette, and before Monsieur Franklin lcavei tho house all may be settled:" "How ? said the maiden, her dark, soft eyes expanding with an expression ot astonishment and her wholu coun tenance breathing, ps it were, the doubt 'and curiosity which Kichard.s descrip tion of his native land had awakened in her simple mind ; above all, at hearing of lakes in which all l'aris wonld disap pear, without leaving a trace of it. "Are there, then, such graud aud beautilul things in your country 1" "Yes Annctt, indeed ; and God knows that I speak the truth." "And is there tnen, also, there, a duck pond, like here at Auteuil t" "ivhat! the duck pond of Auteuil I That little pond you pass by at the en trance to the village that mere ditch planted around with sickly trees, and full of nothing else but frogs and toads V "Yes, ye1?," resumed the village lass, withdrawing herself gently from Rich ard's circling arm. "A duck pond like here in Auteuil ?" "But. Annette, how can you think of that duck pond ? You surely do not love me ; and there is some young mail in tho village whom you love better than me" "No Richard. But the duck pond of Auteuil is more to my taste than your great lakes which you seem to have a faucy to put all Paris in ; and theu your rivers, as compared to which Seim, my loved, beautiful Seine, tho river of my native land, is but an insignificant brooklet ! Richard, I will be your wife. ; but you must remain in Auteuil. "What, Annette 1 You would have me leave Monsieur Franklin 1 Havo mo abandon foiover my native land ? That would be as though you would havo mo desert the flag of my country ? You would surely uever require such a sacri fice from me, Annctt ? Reflect only a little that my country has need of all her citizens, however humble their sta. tion. That England, which could not crush us out, may again become our enemy. Good Heaveus ! what would Monsieur Franklin say to such a thing, were I to tell him I would not return with him to America 'I Annette ! I love you ; I would willingly lay down ray life for you. if my country had no call for it. Annette ! my beloved Anntte ! thero is yet something greater, some thing higher than love, than happiness; aud that is the duty we owe to the land that gave us birth. But you you are not so situated. What can withhold you ? France has no need of you a bumble maiden, lou can leave your native land, and your absence would never be remarked ; you, whose name is perhaps not known beyond Auteuil, and who never can render auy service to your country." " You aro in error, Richard ! " re plied tho maiden, rising from the seat and assuming a graceful dignity ot atti tude that struck Richard with astonish ment, as with the spontaneous impulse of all her gcuial nature, she exclaimed, " 1, too love my country our beautiful France ! And I will that my children, should it pleaso God that I have any, shall love it too, as I do ! Have you never heard in your America ct that maiden ot iranco, the humble village girl of Domremy, who delivered our land, too, from the yoke of those proud E.iglish, against whom you have fought? .Duty, you say, calls you back to Auier ica. My happiness binds me to Fiance. 1 ou love your lakes, your rivers, your torcsts ; 1 love the duck pond ot Aute uil on whoso batik I was born. As a child I sported by tuat pond sido ; and those Bickly trees of which you spoke with such contempt, were witnesses to the pleasure of my youth. Adieu, Mon sicur Richard 1 Faro ye well ! I must go water my lather s peas, make tho cheese for Madamo Ilelvetius, and skim last night s milk. Willi the native graco of her country women, sho curtsied slowly and slightly to her dumb -stricken uud bewildered American lover; thou, turning from tho spot in visible emotion, and eyes sun usod with impressible tears, sho hastened to the kitchen garden where her lather had been engaged all tha morniug with his watering pot. " My dear friend," said Madame Ilel vetius to Frauklin, "you are a more valuable citizen than Richard, at least you are moro useful and needed by your country than he. Will you, can you resolve to give up your America entire, ly ? Will you eud your days in France near the duck-pond of Auteuil, fur away from your great rivers, your im mense lakes, your sun that rises so glor iously over your virgin Forests ? I for my part I think like Annette. I pre fer the little iubigniOcant duckupoud of Auteuil to that new world that you have contributed so much to enfranchise. Your nam'ive ot the dream is as charm ing as it was ingenious," she added, " but my dear friend what say you to the littlo narrative wc have just heard ltatos ot Advcrtit-in. Adm'rs and Exeto'','S N6(ices, each t tunes ;...;;..'.:..;. $2 fiO Auditor's Notiecs, each 2 50 Transient Ailvrlisinp, per srtinre of 10 lines or less, 3 limes or less 2 0(1 For each piihsequent insertion fill Professional cdars, 1 year 5 (Ml Special nolires per line i7 Obituary mid Marriage Notices, each 1 Oil Ycnrly Advertising, cue Mpiare 10 00 Yea, ly Advertising. twnriimres IfiO'l Ycai'y Adver'iiiK three squares 20 0) Yearly Advertising, cnHtfnfi:.,. 25 OU Yearly Advertisng, j column......... :ii ( Yearly AdACtising, 1 column,...:;.-.. 70 III' Advertisements displayed moro thurf ordinarily will bo charged for nt tho late (per olii-nii) of 00 00 together ? " Frauklin spoke not. After a short pause in which he seemed to be collect ing himself, he raised the hand of tho womau he loved to his lips, kissed it with respectful tenderness, a"nd immtdi. utely sought the apartment of the pliy-: sician Cabauis, who was to prescribo the regimen he was to follow during the long voyago across the Atlantic, iu nl. leviation of the suffering ho always ex perienced or, the passage. A few days afterwards he embarked with Richard at Havre for America. Annette left neither the duck-pond nor France But after the lapse of twelve months, she married ono of her neighbors, who in 178(1 joined the army, and was accompanied by her on tho march to the frontiers Under tho Empire, 4nnctte played a brilliant role and her husband fell gloriously on tho field of honor in J 81.3. As far as relates to Madamo IIclvC: tius, " the good lady of lutcuil " proved herself constant both to her predilection For that quiet village and her iesolutioil to remain a widow. Her houso was still tho favorite resort of the mont dis tinguished ncn of the day. Benjamin Franklin had for his successors Turgot, Garat, Destut Tracy, and Beinardiau da Saint l'ierrc. When Bonaparte, tlier, first consul, was walking one day with her in tho garden, she said to him, " General, you do not know how happy one can live ou a small patch on this globe of scarcely three ncres 1 '' Those were truthful words from the lips of A woman who had rejected the hand of Benjamiu Franklin, and preferred to live ond dio in modest retirement, iri which, sustained throughout by tho no., Me impulses of a kindly heart and gift ed iutcllect, the love of hfr country, was next to that of God, tho constant aspira tion of her gentle soul. -A new Radical paper is to bd started at Norfork, Va., to bo called tho Iicpvllkan, Tho Roberts Fenians con tern platd an early resumption ot operations iu Cauada, Tho leading English newspapers approve of the Derby reform measures. The habeas corpus in Ireland h as been suspcuded For three months longer. Since 1821, Mexico has had 23 presidents. 7 dictators, 2 emperors, 1 vice president, aud 1 genaralissimo. Tho United Stat-M Government is censured by Earl Russell For pleading for Fenialis. Tho bill for tho confederation of the British ProviucesVjf North America has passed tho House ot Lords. Government officials in Brooklyn, having found that seizing liquors docs not stop frauds, have taken to seizing distillers. Tho difficulty between the Ameri can minister at Bogota and the Colum bian government has been satisfactorily arrauyed. Tho public debt statement, to be issued March 5, will no' show any ma terial change from tho last statement. Tho Senate Committee on Agri. culture has recommended tho erection of a building for the exclusive use of tho Department of Agriculture Rumor has it that General Fremont is soon to open a banking houso iu New York in connection with several well known operators in Wall street. Two dredging scow, built by the city of Petersburg, Va., have beeii launched and christened. Ono is ulleJ General Grant and the other General Leo. One of tho largest real estate own ers in Mobilo has deducted one-third of the amounts duo from his tenants on notes given last year, and receipted, them in full. .1 number of Federal soldiers aro engaged in disinterring the dead at Goldsborough, North Carolina. They are to be carried to Raleigh for reiuter ment in tho Federal cemetery there The Scandinavians of Chicago held a grand ball ou the LFth February, in which numbers of Danish, Norwegian, Swedish ladies and gentlemen appeared in their old national costumes. The 'Commissioner of the General Land Olli.-e has just adjured titles of one hundred pre-emption claims in tho Sun Francisco laud district of Call, foriiia. On these claims ara twenty five vineyards and fifty fi.e orchards. A p-hel soldier, while in an Indiana piison, tthittl-i l out a model of a cot-ton-press. Ho claims that, with tho help of a good gin, he can gin and pack, bale of cotton, weighing five hundred and twenty-five pounds, in two hours. V man in Pougbkeepsij recently got a meijhbor into tho lunatic asy. lum, and then mirriel the neighbor wile.