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r advetiUc If the year.
ibr the GazrfU

One day. not long since, I was spend
ing tho evening in coinpan* with several
young men who were amusing thenifclvea
by giving an account of their unuierout
hair-breadth escapes and thrilling adven
tures. There was one young man present
who seemed to take but little interest in
what was pacing, and to be
occupied with his own thought*, which. I
jndgrd from the contortion of his features.
s*jrc not very pleasant When it came to
Ins torn, we all insisted that he should
nil a love story, and alter a little persua
sioKi he answered,- “toys I will tell you a
] .* story, one in which I waa myaclf deep*
j;. interested/’ I give the aiery in hia own
* t here ttods upon a high hill, in full
rivw of the Potomae Kiver. fit old home
| , .(' ad of oue of the tirat routers of Hi. Ma- j
cy’a. It is a beau tin) old place, with >U
umjftMitly sloping bill and level plain, wiih I
• foiTsrTwii b Ha cuwntfewa th*ks of wild
fieri swimming gracefully over ita smooth I
surtaee, or the ue.vtr etiniig stream of
v> weln with tb- ir white sails glittering in
the >ur, with now and then a steamboat
or ship moving steadily along, forming a
Und o*!** worthy the pen of the poet, or
the Irtish of the painter, and owe the kind
(Id host never tires of praising* or tin
visitor of admiring.
Thi* lovely old piaee has long-sinet pass
ed from the poa*esiuo of its aucieut fun
d*T, whose lineage is now extinct, and of
a hose history 1 have nothing mors l aay
ie is of hia successor that this atory will
This old homestead is now in ths pos
session of a gray hatred, venerable looking
old man of a majestic apptsrauce; the
snows of nearly eighty winters have, passed
lightly over hia head, leaving no mark to
Kll of time, except the whitened locks,
lie is still hale aud hearty old man, eu-
J*ying the society of He young, with all
the ardor of ha youthful day*, telling long
(dories, at.d lightiig over again the b:<t
ts of his youth. He it always cheerful
tod kind, rc-dy f*-r a joke, and never
seeming happier thsu when silling at his
hospitable board with bis visitors, wheth
er stranger, neighbor or friends, sroutstt
In bis youth, he was poor and unedu
cated. but believing, flat by industry and
economy only, he euld gain that pn.fi
li.n in society for which ho thirsted, ha
early gave all his energies to the acquire
ment of wealth and knowledge, and when
ether youths mre spinning their time in
the society of the fair sex, or in visiting
around, he waa either Isl-oring In the field
rr luinirg the sddnifht tamp, in search
I if know beg*. Thus passed half a centu
ry— the wealth and kfcoweldgs acquired,
lie position in society gained, and yet be
wta nut hsppy. No leader wife to cheer
I i* solitude, no loving children to soothe
lis declining yearr, im friendly hand to
•id his weary ati pa. he was alone! ail
alone! Now, at the sgv when most othr
men begin to prepare for dying, be be
gan to leok around O r fair one on
whom to piaee his affections #nd ks’st<*
bw band end wealth; she was anon found,
at beatifi r ul gtrl who had not yet bid fare-wi-H
her ti-( us. He met her. and scon mace
b-r at* tf.*t of his hnud and heart, which
wss joyfully accepted—fur strange as* it
may appear, she hi d learn.d to love this
gray-h.jj'C old p.att, Nhe was an or
j ban. r?*rly left to the care and guardtitn
flip *f* | air rf ernes and crabbed erfa
, twies. wb*! error allowed her to join in
the merry makit gs of the yt m>g or to re
cove 11.rir er mpaey; *rd when this old
man ctuie with his brge heart and kind
atirntioes. fee soon ki dl-d the fiu*s rd af
o fn that broom where they fewg
m.(o!d:rrd for want of son* kib red
rp ; rt Cm fan the latent spark into % umi
**t ni'f dm*. He sieii bd her tw the
feiSMStCsl aferr. whrr* th* tralnni.iiti*.!
iww waa tied, making them, a* tb
hrripturo says, “ow#. Ibere were bo
- fraud prepTSUon* p-c.io r<-
, ■ hm\ m * **■ •
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'" 1 |r mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ■■-■ i
vneiite; b| there ** owe heart that beafij
ealnuy and uw*ly with a nev-r dying af- j
frctWWl *-8 thaskftkl aekflOwlcdgißUiWUt to |
that Almighty Vomer, who had watched j
•*** h*r dreary childhood and y<ardng;
womanhood. ami feat this (Treat blesaing i
t brf the rrndbiinr at brr lift. The i
fruita of this marriage f ww daf 1.-
eiwr j
ale aud religions, audtfi ever? way
laird c make a loriug wife, a leader
turtli'T aud a desirable companion: one :
will* whom you cuM boldly moet the
storms aud adrvrsities < lift, aud arruggle j
quirtly along, never thinking of or caring j
t*r the abundance of ruhere, an long m
the waa left s a help-leatc aud bliaing • j
i cheer you in (rouble, to hh)lhi and allcvi-,
ate your aufferinga iu sichtivss. and te|
travel by your aide over the rough aud:
rugged road of life—and perhaps at last, •
tw load you to that haven whcr there
wi£l be uu more storm** or adversiti***. no •
metre sitkoesa or aullciing. but. where;
there ia eternal auiuthiue, and where love;
and pleasure contmueth foicvcr.
1 now come li (be j*>ioprs( daughter. I
the last but out the leat of that iutereat- ,
iug house-bold lihe was the beauty, bci
darling. and Ibr pride of the family in in- j
focy; she was pelted nad-carewcd ly eve. ;
ry one. ud wish was denied. io> oes;re uu-i
fulfilled. She grew up a lively and atota- i
ble girl—pleasing ia Iter manner*, grace-*
fa] in her movements. and with thj beau- |
ty of a Venn*. No wilder that many
pouted to worship at her biinc. and none |
with more warmth, mare sincerity. or.
heart-frit pleasure than myself. Hho was !
the pet of (bu neighborhood; the best
suholar in her vt riot- ehsaes in her Career I
at school; always earnestly devoted to!
wbau-vet duty ur study claimed her alien-I
liito. Her power wa* that *f nature, to*
few recognised and by all. It was;
iKit merely shat she *** bowMlit ui, her look ;
gladness. her voice music; but lug iv .
*pcd that artificial training *f wind, i
•pe**ch and maansrs. wnict* has proved •
fatal to many other set, she r*uiued the
simplicity of mere girl-h n*i !• enrich ami
give csprcSidon to ail bar acqjtrements
lw Her ehantiea aha gar** v% two receiving, j
i-atbir ffcaw ouuferingftieon; Ac blessing* .d
rhe sick and tbu poor, often diets or feebly 1
u*pressed, fell lie r*y f Divine light
upon her heart.
I had watched her through all the pha
ie of childhood. youth and swroujanhood.
In her childhood. I admired and enjoyed
her prattling innocence; is yauth. 1 wak
pleased with her winning but at
seventeen. with her dazzling ovauty, her
unassuming innocence and modest de
meanour my heart was taken prisoner.
Hound with the silken chords of lure—£
[ adored h r. she was the goal to which
all my wishes turned, all uiy anticipa
tions contrcd. I loved her with %!l the
strength, sll tha purity of u>y soul, my
; wh*do future aeeuued te hang upeu her
; will. If sbe returned my aiffcetien aud
• accepted tujf allegiance, my future would
•be bright Had shitting—a perfect elysiuiu
;>f bliss. I was a constant visitor at the
j house, a silent suitor for her favor, deair-
I ’"lf* J**! fearing, a solution of my suit.
\ Tortured by suspense—a prey ti U the
; pangs uf uncertain tv —time passed u. the
; evil day, the day 1 must dreaded, wuaj
■ fast apptoaciuMg; I was soon to rcC- ;U]
my aNfWcr.
About thi* lime, she became acquaint
ed with a mere youth—one gay ana live-1
ly like b r srtf —he was her constant at- 1
t* ndaat, always obedient to her every j
wish; he admired her wit and beauty, and
I she was pleassd with his youth and ai
| cnaioti; familiarly s*mii ripened the bud
| Ive iu (heir youthful l*os<mis, and be
! now tb ace* ptrd suitor—o*t husband 1
S *-lrct—and I have rcrived my abswer;
bu! she will never Vuow how bmg or how
i sincerely 1 ,bv**d her I My love has hcn |
■ blasted, my heart blighted, my nature!
| changed; when other* Inujrb and are tner-1
{ ry. lam sad aud silent. Never more will;
i ay heart thrib with the ceet.tiie pleasures I
lof love! There iia tie more joy far me in
' this lift*—none! My heart is 'blighted— '
i farewell r
Ilia Kaeclb-ney, Ctern**r Bradford, has!
issued his proclamation declaring that the;
lions. John A. J. Cfcm well. Kdwio H. j
Webster, Henry Winter Davis. Francis
Thomas and Benjamin Hatrts have been!
duly cl**etcd t* i>*prew*t the Stato in the
nett CongrvM. aud (hat Elisha J Hall and
i Levin JS. Btraugiin have beep chosen Cotu*
uiiaaioi.cr* *>f PuWie Works.
The New York flt*rafi ha* just made
a most important disowvery. AeeordiMg
)to that psper. it e.*s(s just doubla the
| amount to *Umi a negro thst it
i dH*s to perform the same of'-ratiotis for a
j white <>rr—ranaa, (he (ttffhromsc in tbs
; stse uf the feel.
In* PtFiaPAtions or Tjgg FaivsTugsa.
! —The AUrrk*iiU JfJapurtn* for Novvtuber
has a complete alphabetic*! list mg (he res
js Ualuakh av been eaptur* d by the C**n-
fenerato privateers atnoe the eeheUion broke
; out. U eemptitaa ♦ Uat of IT* vernal#, uf
*’* Uua.
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A | roitTAAOs ■•! me *aim. aw, [
Mr. George H. Haft. OIK; of the warf
**rf**t*m4*ut. s of the Nap
i , , i sayaK
rf oswijL tajjijnwl b ay* ."•jr
**Bby, wTlfMr w^nß<t , *jawa®fiv*a^mpqp|f
prrmiasnwi of hi* captor, the following e-.
count of bis capture and subsequent expcri-|
Kn Bolt* to Richmond. (_ ;
UxOliU MuHtßr’s EsC.*T. I I
Wiiirt Plains. Va., Not. 1, ISO 3. j
Rarly this morning M jur Musrby, ac
companied by several of his u eu, udd a
ly made bn appearance ut the borne of Mr |
McCormick, iu the town of Auburn.
Quietly reposing anti totally ancnsci.>tt:* j
of danger wi re two of your correspondent* {
in the house alluded to
One of tfe-Mi w*s your humble servant.!
myself; the other's name I omit at Lis re-!
qu<*st, on his family's account.
The dm intimation wo received of the
presence of this formidable and almost j
mythical individual, lue mysterious nod ,
übiquitous Most* by, was the nr cam of the i
ladns, which apprised u* of the fact.—!
Shortly after we were ramin oned to opu. !
the d*>ur. which we reluctantly obeyed, and j
found two gentlemen courteously tendering
u* the contents of two revolvers if we • lid
not surrender. To resist was nut of the :
question, the d>i being too great. s> the.
bouse was surrounded, and the only weapon |
in the parly being a small pocket pistol i
To escape was likewise impracticable, nut j
to speak of the insecurity of the attempt, j
So tbv only remaining alternative wa ao- !
•opted, and we surrendered.
1 lie ladies begged, implored and in treat- 1
ed in our behalf; but M'seby was cure- ;
ieniing. and. finding thrir efforts abortive, i
the ladies threatened them with General;
Loe's displeasure, as we acted iu the capa
city nf protectuia to the domicil; but all twj
m< avail; and wt marched off in triumph— i
i mi an t* MoseHj'a—on mir own horses, j
or, 1 should hate said, those belonging ••;
the Uernht, then in our p-*■**?m. Wej
rinie along leisurely. Major Mom by opening j
a conversation whit it s**ou In-came highly ;
interesting. We soon discovered that the j
Major was a very dittereiu personage from }
what he is described.
In bis address and demean nr he is a
! perfect gentleman, and iu tiis relation to i
ourselves. was highly courteous. He is J
about twenty-eight years of age. of pre-!
i possessing appealanee, and certainly the
I reverse uf the picture drawn of him in |
I newspapers generally. Ho wears the uni*
i form of a Major in the regular rebel Her- i
j vice, By profession he is a lawyer, and 1
: with • considerable share of native shrewd* I
I nes combines the acquired lad t the pro-!
fesaioual attorney. In his movements he
displays great am igy. end, as au evid. nc - \
of his powuis of ibduiancu. accompanics J
his mvu m all tbor expeditions.
On this occasion ihc ol j -ct of his visit to
Auburn was to make a r- eotmoia-ance. as 1
he frequently does prior to the period he
con lean plates making a strike. I ui.dei
ataud that General Lee w.s *upplieu with i
the information by Major Moseby which
induced him to make bis Ulc advance, nod .
his lues as for arquiriag knowletige uf thi*|
ttiovemcuU of the Union army at any lime
are perfect.
As an instance: when the pontoon •
bridges wmi in transit to General Mcwde’*
army some two or three w<eks since,
Moseby had conveyed information of the ‘
fact to General Stuart b*f..rc the bridges
reached the army. Hence his services are!
al|po*t invaluable.
Originally with r. force of sixty of seven
ty. he has increased it to some two or three
hundred men. and with these he annoys!
our army, which he assails in all positions, j
and by his frequent captures of valuable
and accessary supplies has rendered him*
self a person of considerable importance to
file rebels. He sent to General Stuart •
some few days since one hundred and
three mules, captured from the Union army,
and for which the quartermaster paid him. r
in rebel funds, three hundred dollars per
head |
Moseby'a men. such as I have sees, are!
intelligent beyond the average, ami seem
to revere their leader, who, to use their ;
own words, can wear eat any four of them
by hi* labors.
My fellow prisoner and roysglf have'
naught to complain of save au uncere
monious disturbance from a sound, sleep
and a wans bed at a disagreeably early
hour in the morning, and a cold ride, some
eighteen miles. To counterbalance thh?, j
We have rho apparent prospect of a winter
Tr>i lni at one .of the most fashionable
cities of the South—-fair Richmond—-a
' privilege certainly denied to many eagor
; thousand* in the Union agmy.
Wc are told tbst the Hotel de Libby, in
its ea parity, uumber of gue>U and extent :
of reputation, exceeds any hotel in Rich*
lownd. and it I* add'd that rooms there are
prepared for ns in advaio*. What dts
tingui.'hed attention from entire strangers I ,
; Who. after this, can d”ubt Klos -bj’s,
Wi'w -AJWSi
;'4aHiife" J
\ road from Awhich, u
, u , se tut Uiv ' <
1 “IsMoh pfHviug at this :
1 ■ "** ’
| able ladnm. A*tar hrefffsat we sun Veda ]
j segar tciiuered hy ou/imt. and, through
I the further eortcy rf Mj >r Mus.by, I!
! now write tlivsc particulars, and forward 1
| them by his special express.
very marked attention, if we do
not fed grateful, we feel ut least com pi i- j
men led, and tiu him here accept our thanks
formany kiud C'urt.s!e!.
; far succeeded hi their intent a* to uuSc us
feel las euu.psiuiouM, not Kis prUonors.
; lam in hop<B, in my next, to be able
| to dcsfHtich yu the latest news from btu
| art's he.&uquurtetN, which, it u be not iiu
purtant, will certainly have a claim to cue
merit—novelty i
| . j
For (he Cuzrttt.
“J I). T.” (of whose identity t Jin as
\ ignorant as the '*<nau m the uimm”) guo
• von last wi-ek, a verj* worthy article, u
j tith’d,— 4 *Modest vs I'ert Women ” May j
I now add another to the list of the u/t
--ters intolerances, by giving you. this week,
•a few collected ideas on the above men-'
' lioned theme V
Whilst looking over an old Magazine
!of T. S. Arthur, the other day. I was
forcibly struck wnhau article, which beit<g
in propot of my subject, 1 shall take the
I U:eriy of quoting it at leugth : j
“ll ihcre b anything in the world that
,is painful and dtsgue.mg, it is to hear a
• lady in houiton and diamonds trails-’
gressiog the rules of Murray and Jvown
with every third aeuteuce she utters.
; There it no excuse either for such wo*
i uteu. It js the duty uf {very lady iu
| ibis nineteenth century to be able to
; *jeak, rp*U and write correctly, and if our
I social cUiJ'S were inure stringt-nt on these
j points and less so in matters ••! dress, we
1 should have many more refined and coi
j tivuted women, than society is at present
! blessed with. M<H that we want our wo
j men metainorpnoiscd into “olaea,” or
! that they should be versed in the doud
j languages and oitcouiae very beautiiuily
iuo geology or trigonometry —tor woman
! loua* qmij as aitractive knceding biscuit
at her kitchen ratio, as she u>ea in u
chemical labratory. Tact and good com
moil sidse arc quite as vuiujbie iu the prac- ■
; ticai needs of uie as a fiuirhcd eUucatio i;
and u true loving heart wiU make a better
wite thd mother, than a higuh stiuuLlcd
j h. am.
‘ but an iynv/uni, vulgar woman is a
, disgrace to In-rseif, particularly when she
j iitKets to be a Udy and pa lor w.iai she
; ia uoi, which is uauajllj Mtsiuol most tfieO- |
j tuuiiy through dress inakcrs uud mihin
j era. We must be pwrdoUid fur offering a
; word cf sincere auvice to tbore pie.ly,
grace!ul women *i*e meets everywhere,
t and admitcs—until they opeu their:
mouths o sj-eat. Devote a little it ss tiu>e
, to your fiutiucc.B and JTreucb ilowers, and ;
. do buy a grammar and a.u sy a.”
Bd graitiuiar fiom a pretty mourn falls
j upon toe ur of a good grauimaitan min
I the same h irshuess that aiscordant tmi*ic;
Horn a pe< feet instrument da's |kii ihc
sensitive car uf |U amateur of that ecionoe.
How often uo we uicti With lauies '-joet
: out,” or iu other words, graduate* *f eer
taid fashion tie scU<.iuls wuo. thuugti ihcy
take every op{K>i (unity to * snow oft ’ incur
knowledge ot Trench and German, rpeak ■
their own beantiful language iu the wrung
moods aud tenses. Tor lUsUnco, iu ai*
j luuing to a past aUion you will hear them .
u*e the present *T are,” instead *f the’
iuiperfeet participle if I mw,’’ &o- Words
(hat are of themaidvew tuiperielive, soed
as suprr,ne, ptr/cH, etc., they compare by ;
the addilioo of 'i|#ine **ad ' most." aud.
many other iui> takes of similar character i
tb- sc ucrumplislted bdiea make iu a half |
boor’s conversation, with their devoted ad
mirers—"the Uae#.* k!
Again, tuay I bn allowed to recall, rer- *
haiim. a pines 1 Mod; >tlong since, en- 1
titled— 1 * Errors in the use of Words.” It
reads as follows; "The Baptists are about
to lit out five bumdrol dolls, sin ibeir
ehuicir said a mln of some prelen^iows,;
in our hearing, not long since Whether 1
the Baptists were successful in '‘lying out ’
the specified amount. wt have not kerned; !
but this seeming libel upon a wortny sect!
was perhaps das more to ignorance than j
carelessness. W> “lay” a b-Kk on the
desk, wc lay op atsvws for future use. We 1
"Ur” is bed to dwy. bat we lag in bed '•
yesterday. Ws ‘lay* at tbiug down iu th
Beacot tense, but hsttl it down in the past. !
enes tbs axprasaion ws “laid*’ d jwii to
rtsr is wrongially ward for we lag dowu—i
bay being the pmA tense sf lie and laid the
past tense of lay. The sun never • , au”
* same pendat w anying, tut it sets evc
rj dwy, Howls ail wpoii tkir eggs, me a wit;
. itt chairs, bqlMka building on iis ioumia-.
'-****&tfao ....
nmuL.iii i jii jin i imwm
Another common error is to saw, “Aj!
tluuc it.” and "S have did it ” fo. I did it,
nnd i havo done U. Tbs word ‘‘got” ie 1 1
frcgneutly ill nerd To say we hate fine !
IS ninob b*Mr Umu to ay we!
fi“ ntafthif- So “wg ought not
10 do thing' if preferable to saying;!
i oßgii to do it.” or we ought'
itgkkf-** • H n “Bi‘
Ss iaprufb’r: So” a wot^’’wnrasf:
kogthwiae, endwise, are iuci'ireetly writ* :
ten rudwsys, eraw:iys. etc ”
But i have quoted aiicafiy nmre than is
ncors.ary. A uiui to the trnaitice is su&*
vi-ut. LiarRNXB. j
From tha I2t rlutiond Faxuninfr. .Vor. 11.
Soiiie cue dt fimd the French n>n-.
archy to h; ve bem a di spr>ri?m temp-ired i
I*3 '-pigraiUN, it i>* unfortunate that a.**
much iai;iijt be nmuJ tor the arbitrary i
power which array-* itsilf complacently ini
the i* nr* oi reputiieaniMi) u;wn the otheir-i
eiie ot the I‘otou.ac. Occasionally, ir ;?
true. ;• co*crt MroiiHii ir :• rcrioui* diatrilß?
is iiotulgcd in bv .p;.oition j'.urnak: but ,
the lacks the rii'Miiera only to be!
diuwn from an a’mospiicre uolaitit-M bv
(lie diead <*f [•uui.*uueut. uud the invec
tive g -ner-AiJ) - amacksnf that which j
is burn of personal disappointment. The ;
har( rdge of mocking riuictiie, aud the j
; point ot soorutui wit. and the eloquence of
inicllcetunl indignation, are wanting.—
The country is not yet sufficiently habit- ’
tmted to willing slavery to have acquired j
that stoical philosophy peculiar to absolute :
govorumentH. in which prudent mbmisMou
is bleu dud with dexterous railery and the |
!*riiig of opprcMion mitigated by the pallia
tive of tin- rupprcaaed yet visible contempt
, which bolougs to “light philosophy.”
Had not the sense ot the ridiculous 1
yielded in that people to the imperious |
voice of seif-interest, or been stifled by the
fear or their rulers, wo cannot imagine that |
they would gravely chronicle the result of 1
the recent elections in Maryland, aud in- j
, tone the nong of triumph upon that !
“I. nion” victory, t’icero said be never *
coni j uudersiaud )mw two sfiotbsAyers
coma 1 *ok upon each other without laugh
ing. i> it jMj*sib!e to understand Low Lin- ;
coin, Sr. ward'. Bradford and thur allies ran 1
congratulate each other on the victory in !
Maryland without a quiet grin? There j
mu*t certainly hr a roguish twinkle of the I
•*yj. an expression of that, placid happiness ;
with which Fagin witnessed the >killful
pet fontihnce of the Artful aud j
hailed the .iiuprovemeut uf Oliver in the !
noble nrt of picking poefeem
J he election is heralded thcroughout the
Im.d as a triumph of the glorious cause of
the Union Not a smile is observed upon
the fi.ee ;f the press, aud a supcrlical ob- ■
server * puzzled. He thinks, perhaps, j
the people h<vo no appreciation of a joke, i
This is an entire m.*tako. They possess
that highest rtyle of humor which delights I
ir the most grotesque ideas wth redoubt
ed gravity <f cuiintenaace. Kven now they
chuckle at the astonishment of the outer
world while ebserving the great change of
sentiment in Maryland, jrdso they screaio
with private laughter when the old fogies tf j
Kuropc. taking it scrinii.'ily. descant upon j
the tyranny which forces au expression of;
p >pular will.
The Ysmkees may enjoy this triumph nt
the expense ..f Knr*pc, but thy need not
flatter th<*itt(,i ives that the people of the
Routh are to be hood-wiitketi in tbnt way. !
We can appreciate a joke even it vroclo not
admire the spirit that gives it birth. Frac- .
Ileal jests, according to Macaulcj. ar* in- I
dications of a bad heart. RTe are inclined J
ro (fiat npiniou; and even if re laugh it the
shsurdiiy of a mock election it : in-a use
wc are di.gusu d at the tvranoy which re- .
quires it. The absurdity of an election to ;
m Stato whore the whole Legislature was'
impriminvd on lb'* nspie.in that ii was go- '
•r.g to r-pwose the govern mcot, strikes f*rei- {
ol) oti the at ten i ion.
The exquisite humor of proclaiming uni- !
versa! soffrago aud guaranteeing freedom •
uf opinion by the u* of the ballot, and at \
the sauic time imposing a preliminary test •
| oath oc loysity. is thorough y *jproriatei, ;
] \et wc think of tb(*M who .ire nnforrunats- j
ly doomed to lack upon the reverse of the
medal, and we caunoi fully yield ourselves '
to “laughter, shaking Isitb his sulca.”—
Lincoln, (he American A£*>p. might sure- ‘
: ly cuneuct a efaory, with a moral to it. on i
this peculiar exhibition uf American liher-1
ty- For the preMiot. however, political |
; reasons will restrict its circulation to a few j
; chosen friends. The acrid in genera) must ‘
I wait for his post bum -jus turutoira ia order |
• to enjoy ir,
■ Xy The Xalio tool IntrUigmctr nobly |
i v> -
“\Ye pr.ihsa no political lor-dty sav
that inspired by h>ve for the L'ni<*a. the
i and by respect forth*: Liws.
Who professes store have oooc.”
On*.* uf the iliiM-iau naval • fficers in !
New V*rk has ir.ad* g HKi time, and occur- j
. e.j ♦hr hand of weiltby lady th re, and [
' it ts i.rd vdl be u-trn.'hu * abort time.
i *\
if j i—>g
OKiTtsfo Texas. .
nv* jrk®rß Wcqw* ■.
if -‘ O ; MWU’ ttCTtOH'l. V \
<4- PtV jSs^gv
NkwJTom. W MitflUp*
of intelligence- fro* TemiiWM
tMs affetWnMo the <S^ 8 t o ife
rO . * pf G
B mk. The new* is nvanamHeatcd to 'he
Hilton Jmcnuti. by a ooitespoodeat at
Brownsville. There is do reason lo doubt
,Ib*? truth of it. I suppotc, rot one cannot
: help wondering wby the correspondence of
'otherjournals, written at shout the sanm
ilium, are nilo.it on tbo subject. True or
Ibise. however, the item is one that has
created much talk flown town this after
noon. The bears interpret it as the sure
; harbinger of a war with Franca. The
fittjHuieir which arrived here from New Or-
If-ans. on Saturday last, ya will remem
j her, brought a bearer of dispatches from
(jeneral Hanks. 7he gentleman was in
Mich a hurry io reach Washington, i am
t* 1.1. that on proceeding to Jersey f7ry to
f; kc the cars, and finding that the half
pant seven i.i dock train had just started,
he desired to make application to tho Presi
dent of the road to have tho train detained
at Newark, so that lie c uld overhaul it.—
Iho President, however, coaid not bo
found, and uotio of tin; subordinates felt
warranted in taking so unusual a step,—
An extra train would hare been chartered,
'it one could have been got ready. Hut, us
. it was. the messenger had lo hold over till
■ next day, when he went on iu the usual
■express train. His dispatches are suppos
!ed to have had reference lo the French
movement ailudud to
We have no ret son to change our old
mod of keeping c;-binge through tho
winter; and to who have not stored
| theirs we again commend it * ]i that is
| desirable. Take up the cabbage by tho
J rout,H —•* ft closely together in rows up
to the head iu **il. roof* flown tb eavm
as it grows—drive in po-t* at the,'the cor
ners of the bed and intennedate spaces if
j necessary. higher on* side than the other
j—nail strips of hoard, lath, or anything
i else that will answer, oo j.n*ci lav
i upon thcHc, oid boards, doors. or if you
j have nothing vbe, bean-polo* ami corn
j fodder, so that the rof will be clear of tho
cabbage and allow the air to circulate—
j close up the sid*i with yard or garden off
■l of nriy kind—sad v.ur cabbage will
keep all winter, fresh sod grer-n, and bo
accessible at sil tiraes, or nearly so. t’m
frost not bfing nearly ho m acre ur Her tide
| protection as ii* exposed planer \V
: have pursued this plan for years, and it
Iha always given satisfaction. Kemem*
1 her, exclude mobtur*—never mind h
frost, which is a benefit n.thcr than a
! injary. —Germnntrocn Telegraph.
The Conucm-rate Fikcictt Kel avion*.
—The Enquirer is disgusted with the for
cign policy of the Confederate authorities,
j Commenting uo the leticr of Mr. De i<*oo
:to Jeff. Davis, recently intercepted and
published iu Northern journal*, tiic En
quirer says;
“We wish to awaken the President and
the Congress to the fact now, at lanr.
patent enongb—that all *ur mighty dipl,*-
! tost to mimicry of a fureitra policy. while
i we have no foreign rtbii-nu at all. bus <ioos
ns no service, and no credit. 'I bribing
i** farce, and would be nothing worse than
| ludicrous wen; it not for the secret opera
tions which we art told arc going on *ov*r
there’ and which noh’xly knows of but
I Mmn. iieijjiiiun and rsidrll. This makes
. the matt or serious; and it must ah be spec
!dily explored and turned iasitb* ( .u', if
1 there is any good in a Confederate Congress
i at all.
j “We beg leave te suggest a abort joint
j resolution of both Houses, that the Presi
dent be requited u> waut op the Ibpart
-1 mold of State; t loch its doer and put the
key in Ui pocket.”
j—Hartford elected town officers on the 8J
ioj> feint. witb a sweeping Democratic vic
tory. The contest was spiritedly conduct
ed on Loth sides, and the vote larger than
jl any previous fell election. The D.-mo
; <raU elected their entire ticket of 40 men.
| by majorities ranging from 809 to 444.
j Etca People iwKNetAxa.—The Hchast
: individual in England is the Marquis of
: Westminster. who** daily income ii et
, oisted at 15.000 1 .7 be iiotbachild*. four
|of them, are >bc richest Loose iu E trope.
. and their io conic b estimated at abour nine
millions a year, or a 'hoisaud doli irs an
S3T An iufamou* old bachcler. being
i ached if he ever witnessed a public -xecu
tbm. implied “No, bui I otijc S u *.. f -
_mai :i

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