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fljc llolcano lUccklij Cc&gcv, PI'BUBHBD EVKRY SATTRDAY, BY SPIU\GKK A DAI\(<EKFIELD. f griUNOF.K. K. n iminokkkiki.k. Tor m »i Inc Year. In advance. [III Hi Montt*, I I ; ■force Month*. * w Advert One Square of 12 line*, fir-t insertion. $3 each iilsicqiient insertion, $ I SO- , ... -fr A liberal deduction <>n the alxive rule* mil made for quarterly and yearly ndvertiat met*. LEGAL \I)VEKTISE.MKNTS ■rill t*. inserted at the following rales: Two Pol- L r . per square for the (ir-t Insertion. and One Pol Cr |n r square for each subsequent insertion. .1015 PRINTING. I We sr ■ prepared to do Job Printing of eeery ilr %r,ytion in » style superior to any other office in ggythern Mines, and at as fair rales. SAMUEL .1 K HANDY (LATE OF PLACERVIM.E, CAL.,) covNSELLon at i. nr, TAVINfJ removed to Volcano, wilt strictly at 1 tend to *ll Professional Business conltded to m. in the ncvera! Court* of Amador, Calaveras nd El Dorado counli. ■■. and iu the Supremo Court : f the State. Office on Consolation street ne.tt door to the lies- I aurnnl of Spangle A Co. 7-lv I W. AVEK, 71. I». Office two doors South of the Empire Hotel, net 27, 1 *l 7 ii. tkiuis.l [f- e. JoumoN. Tll lilt* *1 JOHN MO*, ATTORNEYS AT LAW volcano, a vapor corvrv, r*i„ rrneticc in the County and District courts of Amador. Calaveras ami El Dorado. AH business entrusted to their care w ill receive ironipt attention. Office, on Main street, adjoining the Post office. P, C. Jolmsou, Notary Public. not 27 1 qy dec S nor 10 2. dm lIROAV* A CiRA*T, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW Jackson. California. £ _____ JATI l ift It. KEIAOLDK, c* ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Volcano, .Imador County, Cal., ATE Territorial Judge of the Court of First j Instance, of Caliloruia. commissioned hy Gov. ley, iii 1R49. Office on Main street with S. M. ran, Jeweller. nev 3 2 dm *. HartiiiiK. Justice of Iho /‘race. Towns hip, .Vo. 3, Office on Main street, Aqueduct City. Josiii 11. Ileiniis, Constable Township .Vo. 3. Office with X. Harding. Ewj., Aqueduct Cite. ‘ S 2-4 t HORACE SMI til. j [.Mills H. ItARIIT. ftinilli sV llarilv, TTORNEYS AND COt NSKM.OR.S AT LAW, RACRA MENTO. CAL. \ 11.1, allend to cause- in the Supr-me Court, and in all the courts of Sacramento and a 1- ■ening counties. Orricr, in Eatham'a Building, North sideof J jl.. inecn 2nd uud 3d. nov 3 2 dm T .71 IMHLnu, attorney and roi nrellor at Law. May tic found at Justice Gale's office, nor 17 4 tf a. a. rbiiion.] [s. B . axtrlu URIUIiN »V AITIILL, i rron x /; vs ar la ir, JACKSON, A 'IAOOII roi \TV, Cll. OKFiCi; At the Court House, nov 24 .’•-dm « g. w. oin*.] [oro. w. uirr. w M W. 0 IF T A CO, Bnnkern. rokNcr. or j *:,n Tim.n sr,-., sacramento r.*t. ■ D.AI.hKS in Exchange, Gold Dust. Stale, City ’ and County Stocks. Oculist. . , 1 'ennanently looale<l in Voict .•CShai. ing a comfortable ami cooveo Office, *\ith „l| tp,,. necessary Is 1 ools ami appliances, w ill do an* kind ""rk that pertains to tlr> profession of'Deutis n a manner which shall give entire satisfaction 'a* "sori' V <rjUltded.. Artificial teeth inserted • a Gold Plate or Pi i the case may require. Te Oh plugged with | ■eld. or extracted. Children's Teeth reguli •lu ll necessary; and nil diseases of the nigs, ( lost of which is called • curvy of the Gums,) ci '9 w ilhlorofoim samißiaWnii it d. *i T«rm« reasonable.-&r •« 27 1 S, ocl 27 *•*Xotes and Crafts Collected, -ft" 1-dm A. B. Ho), M |) a. I. BorOHTAURU.J (w. 11. ntII.HKII A. HARDWARE. STOVES. Ac. j IE Satacriban vtsiki ngpwtMUy Übn t cilijeiKof Volcnuu and surrounding euuntr ‘ T I'ave formed n Co-partnership, and ha I ® n ‘‘and at their store, next door to the Emjii ' * t *‘ , ‘ Md MiI«QMpU I*' rturk of '•IHtJW.IHK. STOCKS. TI.VIV.IHK. v< iae r ,° m ‘ rwl in •W* place. Onr st.n kof STOVI I * selected with jiartieular rare, and n MUpted to the reason. ... '/ r “-wim-nt of lI.IIWW.IHK emhra. -set f; i* usually k< pt in an establishment er ii- " ** *°* we offer on the most liber In Vi" ' l ?'* ' l, PP rr-n *ithing. all kind*, done toord "•“"■WM nolle. ■. (Jive 11- a call. HOUGIITALINfi k PHJLBRICK. ” 4dm MALTKE Hiil UK in i if, tiii, a Hie undersigned has opened the above Hn and solicits a share of pnldie patronage. £ rt. r- - v- MALTEE CHIEF City, Xor. Bth. 3m [The foil owing exceed i ngl y amusing little‘•pome"’ is commended to the . special attention of the legal fraternity of \ oleano. If any of them answer the description given by Mr. Saxe, they w ill please leave their names with the" Court."] THE LAWYER BY JOHN (I. SANK. An Attorney was “ taking alum,'' In shabby habiliments dres't; Ills coat was shockingly worn. And the rust had invested his vest. His breeches had suffered a breach, llis linen and worsted were worse, lie had rcarcc a whole crown in his hat, And not half a crown in his purse. And thus as ho wander'd along, A cheerless and comfortless elf, He sought for relief hi a song. Or complainingly talked to himself. “ Most unfortunate man that I am, f or my only client Is grief; The c ave Is, I vo-no easo at all. And in brief, I ne’er hail ‘a brief.’ " Tim profession already so full Of lawyers, so full of profession. That a modest young man like myself Can’t make the slightest impression. “ They grant I’m acquainted with ‘grants,’ Can devise a -der ise’ or a plea. Can make a good plea in ‘fee simple,’ Hut I can’t get the simplest ‘fee.’ 11 I’ve waited and waited in vain, Expecting an opening to find. Win re an honest young lawyer might gain Some reward for the toil of his mind. While thus he wandered along, llis eye accidentally fi II On n Very deep hole in the ground. And he sighed to himself, it is Well." To curb his t motions he sat On the curbstone the space of a minute, Then cried, “ Here’s an opening at last!’’ And In less than a jilfy nits in it. • Next day. twelve citizens came. The coroner's ’quest to attend. To the end that it might be determined How the man had determined his end. “The man was a lawyer, it seems,” Said the lon-man, who ‘opened,’ of course ; “A lawyer, alas I” cried another, “ He undoubtedly died of remorse,” A third raid he knew (lie deceased. An attorney well versed in the lans, And as to the cause of bis death, ’Twas no doubt for want of a ’cause.” at length gave a verdict, Which finally settb-d the matter; That the young man waa drownded, because He could not keep his head above water. Mated, at Last. A nniJi STROKE FOR A ni sBAXP. Miss Penelope Penrose sat in her comfor table setting room, with her feet upon the fender. Everything about her looked neat and cheerful. In one corner of the room stood a piano, but it was shut, and had been all day Miss Penelope had no disposition to play. Why should she? There was no one to play to. If now she had a husband It was upon this very point that Miss Pene lope was meditating. The fact was Miss Penelope Penrose wanted but six months of being thirty, and no one yet had made her a proposal, it was rather singular if should be so. Penrose was good looking, had received a good education, was also skilled in music, had a good temper, and I verily believe, would make a husband happy. But such things can’t lie accounted for. She had seen even the most unpromis ing of her companions, oven the ugly little Miss Henderson, with not an accomplish ment in the world, and, moreover, with n face pitted with the small pox, married off in quick succession, and yet, there she sat, on that cloudy morning in December, a de votee of single blessedness, anil likely to re main so. Was there ever a woman who did not consider a marriage life preferable to a sin gle one provided she could secure the right companion? I lielieve not. To revert to Miss Penelope. In addition to her other specified attractions, she owned the neat cottage which she occupied, and a sufficient sum in funds to live n|ion with com fort and elegance. Surely all the beaux must have Iktii blind. “Something must be done, and that quick ly," said Mi-s Ptnelojie, as the thought of her approaching thirtieth birth day came with startling force upon her mind, —“ Yes, something must lie done. But what I That is the question. Such is the state of society that woman is hemmed on all sides. She hits not even the privilege of choosing her companion for life, but must await meekly I till aomc o«e cornea along, and take him or nobody. It’s wrong, decidedly wrong.” Miss Penelope was in a suitable frame of mind at that moment to become an advocate of woman’s rights. Meanwhile it was growing dark, and Miss Penelope rang the bell. Sully,” ,'uid she to her handmaiden, "yon may bring light and the evening pa per.” Ihe handmaiden vainished, and presently (lie articles desired mode their ap|iearaiice. I hut w ill do, Sally—you may go,” she said. 1 enclope looked first at the marriages it was no more than natural—then at the deaths. Finding that none of her acquain tances had committed either one or the other, she turned to the advestiscinents. One in particular arrested her attention, and we will look over her shoulder as she reads: To ll orsßKf.epkrs.— The undersigned is desirous of securing the services of u oompe teut bousekeejicr, to take charges of an es tablishment. As lie keeps two servants, her chief duly will lie to superintend and preside at the table. Early applications is desirable. 1 VOLCANO, AMADOR COUNTV, CAL., SATURDAY MORN INC*, DEC KM I* KR 15, IS 55. Ob ter by MrKia. “ Gregory McKim," soliloquised Mi- Pen elope. ” I remember lo have heard of him us u bachelor inheriting a large fortune from his father. I sti|i| tose he must be about 35 by this time. I wonder whether, supposing I were to apply, just for the joke of the thing, lie would give me the situation. It was u new idea, and I lie novelty of it j struck Ml- Penelope so favorably, especially ns she had licrnme heartily tired of her pres ent inode of life, that after u little considera tion, site determined to carry out her plan, and if successful In her application, to retain her situation a mouth or two. The next morning very early. Miss Pen elope summoned her obedient handmaid. “ Sally,” said she, “ i am thinking of go ing out of town for it mouth or two, and dur ing the time shall close up the house. If you have friends you would like to visit, you are at liberty to do SO. Vour wages, however, are to be continued as usual, and you will let me know wherever you go, in order that I may call upon you if I should return unex pectedly. The proposal suited very well with Sally’s inclinations, as will readily be believed, and though she was at a loss to conceive what had sent such a home body as her mistros traveling, she was well disposed to take an advantage of it. Eleven o’clock found Miss Penelope in the ears, flying with all speed for her destina tion. Mr. Gregory Me Kim was a bachelor of, thirty-five, ns our readers hate been already informed. Inheriting a large fortune from Ins father, it was a matter of no little wonder ment to his numerous friends that he called no one to his side to share it. Hot Gregory was one of those easy men who never took the trouble to go after anything. If it was within his reach, well and good; otherwise the exertion was too great, and he voted it a bore. He seemed content to live on, as he had ever lived, in single blessedness—quite ignorant of the greater blessings of matri mony. It was after dinner, and, as was his wont, lie was leaning linek in Ids rooking chair, plunging into the peculiar dreaminess, super induced by a choice Havana cigar, when the bell was heard to ring. “ Plague take it!” said he. rousing himself unwillingly. “Some visitor. 1 wish they would take another lime.” “ A lady, announced the servant, opening the door and introducing Miss Penelope. “ Vour servant ma’am,” said (Jregory, bowing; “ most happy to see you. Pray be seated.” “This is Mr. Mr Kim, I believe,” said the lady. “ The same, ma'am, at your service," he ; said. “ I noticed an advertisement of yours in the paper.” “ Ah, yes, fora housekeeper. Can you re commend mo one?” “ 1 come to offer myself for the situation. Being an interested party,” said -Miss Pene lope, smiling slightly, “ perhaps it would be a> well not to recommend myself to highly.” “Ahem! ahem! Have yon ever nerved in that capacity before?” asked Mr. McKim, a little embarrassed. “ No, I cannot say that I have. 1 believe, however. 1 am acquainted with the duties it would devolve upon me.” “As 1 stated in the advertisement your chief duly would be that of superintendence, and presiding at the table. As 1 keep two servants, they would be sufficient for all other household duties. What are your terms?” “That point is quite immaterial to me,” said she, a little amused at the novelty of her situation. “ Shall 1 say four dollars a week—will that satisfy you?” "Perfectly. It is quite lilicrul. One thing I should like to stipulate. An unfor scen event may arise to change my plans, and 1 should like to engage for only four weeks.” “As you please. When will you be in read iness to come?" “At once. At least as soon as I can find means to convey my baggage hither,” Where have you left it?” “ At the hotel.” “Ho not trouble yourself about it; I will send fur it immediately. Oh, I had forgot ten one thing —your name.” Penelope had not prepared herself for this. To give her own name was a thing she hardly dared to venture upon. Altera pause she said: “ Von may call me Julia Malcolm.” “ M iss Julia Malcolm, 1 presume,” said .Mr. McKim. “ Yes," said she, blushing slightly. In two hours from that time Miss Pene lope's trunk arrived, the keys were put in her hands, and the servants introduced to their new mistress. We may consider her fully installed in her new station. Let’s sec how she fiuils things. Mr. Mi Kim's establishment was a large one. Being situated but a few miles out ot the city in a delightful neighborhood, many visitors were drawn to it in the summer sea son. Sometimes half a dozen at a time were visiting it. Mi.s Penelope Penrose was well qualified to preside at a table, having always been ac customed to do so at her ow n. She did so with such a mingled grace and elegance that Mr. McKim was as much surprised at as de lighted with. Still further, her education qualified her to mingle in conversation with a degree of intelligence which betrayed that she was well read. This qualification, so rare in a housekeeper, pleased Mr. McKim not a lit tle, and arrested the attention of his guests. “Certainly, Mr. McKim,” said a friend, i “you have a paragon of a housekeeper. When, did you get her ?” “One of the advantages of advertising, my dear fellow.” “ Then hereafter I shall believe it. You must take care, though, or some of these days you will be marrying her, and I shouldn't blame you if you did.” ‘ It seems to me, from your enthusiasm, that you are modi more likely to be caught,” re o 'fed his fri ;nd. 'l’he party were sitting in the parlor on a tranquil evening. The lights had been re moved, on account of the inusqnitoes which ye v attracted. Conversation had gradually ceased, and a feeling of quiet, siuli as is apt to come over the mind in such a time had stolen upon all. “ How pleasant it is,” said one of the com pany, “to sit here in the pleasant moonlight. But one thing i- wanted to complete the en chantment.” “ And flint i- ” “ Music.” “ I was just thinking of it,” said McKim, , “ and wishing wc had some one who could play. Gentlemen, are any of you gifted that way ?” The answer was a general negative. Perhaps," interposed the housekeeper, “in lieu of bettor, yo w ould wish me to play V | “ What, Miss Malcolm, do you play’'" ask ed McKim in surprise. “ A little.” “ Then you will confer a favor by giving some specimens of your skill.” Miss Penelope was an accomplished mnsi. cian, having assiduously cultivated her natu ral inlenl which was very considerable. In addition to this, she sung very tastefully. Without more ado she proceeded to the piano and played with her accustomed execu tion a variety of pieces, some of them very difficult, then pausing a moment, she accom panied herself on the instrument with the words of a popular song; after which she arose and left the ji.ano. Warm encomiums and flattering compliments were lavished upon the singer, who received them with due mod esty, ami soon after retired. After tins, Penelope’s musical talents, as may readily be imagined, were often called into r.ap isiticn. It was about a fortnight after this occur rence that Penelope who had left directions to forward letters with a friend who was in the secret, received a letter informing her that her sister who had been abroad, was expect ed daily, and would probably proceed at once to her residence. This made her immediate departure neces sary, and -o she informed Mr. Mr Kim. “ Leave me! ” said McKim, in a troubled tone. “ You are not dissatisfied I hope?” Not at all; my sisters presence will render it necessary. “ And w ill you not return? ” “ 1 do not think I shall be able, as my sis ter will wish me to stay with her.” Mr. McKim paced the room in some per turbation, and then suddenly drew up u chair and sat down by Penelope. ‘ I do not think I can give you up,” said he, “and 1 have, therefore, another proposi tion to make. If you will not stay with me as a horn k i per, will you as a wife?” “This is so— so unexpected,” murmured Penelope. “ But yon won't refuse?” “ Let me make an explanation first, and then you shall Ik? at liberty to do as you please. Know, then, that lam possessed of an independent fortune, and merely assumed the post of housekeeper to gratify a whim; and that the time for which I took np the disguise has passed. My name is not .lulia Malcolm, but Penelope Penrose.” This explanation only made Gregory urge his suit more vehemently, and in short it was only n month from that time that our heroine promised to liecomc a housekeeper for life. Lon.' Napoleon's Forethought. —About this time lust year a man named Louherts, cx-ehief of a principal restaurant in the Palais Royal, discovered a means of preserv ing meat, so as to give it fresh at the end of any number of years. 1 believe him to have been the first. Since then three or four have found out something analogous, and are put ting it largely in practice. This man left his place, and applied to some capitalists to help him in forming a company for the working of his discovery. Their proposals were so selfish, and offered him (the discoverer) so little advantage, that he gave the whole thing up, having only obtained some private pro tection, to be allowed to furnish some pre served articles for the Baltic fleets. Asa last chance, however, he wrote to the Emperor, recounting the w hole. .Vo answer came, and, at the end of four or five months he left Paris for his native village, in Berry, despairing of ever succeeding with his plan. In April lust came, one morning, a telegraphic dispatch, calling this man to the 'I uilcries as fast as possible. He went, ami was next morning in Napoleon’s cabinet. " I have inquired into the whole,” said the Emperor; “your meats sent to the Baltic succeeded completely; but that is a partial essay. The really important thing would be to bear upon the prices of meat at home. You ought to go to South America, ami from thence scud home whole ship loads of meat, whole beasts preserved. We should then see what your method is worth.” “ 1 quite agree to that, bat 1 have not a penny to do it with,” was the reply,— The Emperor took some notes out of u drawer. “There,” said he, “ ar<- oO.OOOf, (i.L',OOO) ; go, and if your plan succeeds I will take care of your future fortunes.” The man sailed for America; he is now at Buenos Ayres, and a per-on of my acquaintance ha read a letter from him dated from thence, and expressing the best possible hopes of his anterpriae.— Mn •f/tuirr Gut nit i n Rocky Thompson in a Balloon. \\ e copy the following from The account of Mr. R. I liotnpson, of his a-eension in a bal loon with Mon Godard at (’ine’mnnti on the IHth hist, It is quite interesting : The ballast being arranged, our Irrrrstn 1 1 friends on Ross Hill, by order, let go of the rope , and gracefully we ascended in n. north easterly direction, when a panorama was spread out before onr vision, which, to he de scribed perfectly, would require the pen of an angel (if angels use pens.) Beneath were fields of standing corn, and fields which gavi evidence that the harvester had gathered his golden grain—-towns, villages and hamlets, forests, roads and rivulets, all appeared in a diminutive form, and, us wc attained a higher altitude, men seemed pigmies, houses toys, forests shrubbery, roads and rivulets threads, and the noble Ohio, with its gorgeous water castles, seemed almost us small us lien Holt's brook before it had gone dry. Our view, Ijoforc the rising of the moon, was glorious ; Imt when night's mantle gath ered over the earth, a.id her queen appeared, illuminating the face of nature, the scene was so grand and beautiful to my mind as to com pare favorably with my preconceived idea of Heaven. Look nr tip from the ear into the neck of the balloon, with the moon’s rays falling directly on the huge globe, it seemed a ball of fire, w hile the refleetion from the outer surface of the a-rial ship was equally h brilliant as the reflection of a gas light from a mirror. Never did a happier party start forth in pursuit of pleasure than ours. John .Sharp, Esq., went into fits of ccatacy. I cla.-ped Godard's hands, and the mutual shaking came near costing both their strong right arm. Heilman, whoso cxpeticncc in ballooning is greater than any other amateur in tills coun try, declared positively that it was the grand est trip he hud ever made ; and our gallant monsieur and his lady asserted that the lu-t, the two hundred and sixty-seventh ascension, was never surpassed in point of sublimity and grandeur. Several times during our voyage, we con versed with persons on the earth; in conver sation I proved to my mind conclusively this fact, that it is a very easy matter to hear with distinctness, ordinary conversation from the earth, when one mile and a quarter from its surface. I will state two or three facts more, viz ; While over Mr. RulTucr's farm, near Car thage, 1 enquired in a loud voice, “Who live here V' Some man replied, “ Mr. Kuffner !’’ ■ is it Marine RuffnerT” I then asked. "No; Frank,” was the response. A female voice then invited us down to supper, which invita tion we heard as distinely as friends can hear each other in eontmou conversation. Mous. Godard discharged a small quantity of gas, and we descended in a held near to Mr. Ruff ner's residence, as easy as a bird can alight on a tree top. Another experiment hearing on this point. When half a mile above the earth, M. (jod ard let fall a small stone, which we heard very plainly strike the ground. And still one more fact, anil we arc done with this part of the •übjoet. At about tin ame altitude, .Mons. (j. threw out a handful! of sand and earth, and when it struek, it sounded precisely like rain pattering oa a roof where no ceiling obstructs the sound. After taking a lunch with Mr. Kuft'uerV kind family, Mr. Godard discharged more ballast,’and again we arose to enjoy the beau ties of a moonlight atrial ride. Far, fur be hind us the shadow of our lieuntiful air ship followed as faithfully as a man’s shadow at noon-tiny. Above us a ball of tiro be neath us, visible ten thousand holds their fen ces looking like a sieve. Dense forests, immediately beneath ami over their topmost boughs we glided gently ; for nnr daring Captain had invited us to wit ness the perfect control which he has over his balloon in fair weather, Then we ascended to the distance of 8,000 feet, and aft< r trav eling, the Lord only knows where, changing around with a score of different currents of air, we descender! on Mr John Cove's farm in 1 hitler county, six miles from Glendale, after having been two hours among the clouds in celestial regions. at£r “ What a mistake,” says Bulwer, “to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth ! The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker. They are more easily excited they are more violent and more apparent; but they have less energy, less durability, less intense ami concentrated power than in nmtnrer life. In youth, pas sion, succeeds to passion, and one breaks upon the oilier as waves upon a rock, till the heart frets itself to repose. In manhood, the great deep (lows in more calm, but more profound; its serenity the proof of the might and terror of its course, were the wind to blow and the storm to rise.” ‘ Don’t yon think 1 look very young ?" said a giddy lady to a gentleman w ho liappened to l>c a great wag. “Yes,” he replied, “you look a,- if you had just come from a boarding-school ; hut it is to lie hoped that in a year or two you will be able to read, write, sit, stand, walk and talk.” An Kaiinest Tkstotaleb. It is told of a distinguished teetotaler (whose decanter hears the motto, “ private and confidential,”) that when he read the hoax, printed some time since, of the utter destruction of the falls of Niagara, he immediately went into deep mourning. tej- A stupid, careless fellow, named Root, near Rochester, New York, attempted to reach an apple with the butt of his loaded gun, holding it by the muzzle. The trigger caught a limb and discharged the gun, blow ing olf the fool’s finger, wounding along the leg and lodging the charge in his foot f NUMBER h. A Wim or Timr.E If* - - axdk— Mr-, Gr tnidc K 1 >lil«r, a lady of German extraction, was charged with making a small arithmetic al mistake, by retaining two husbands more than the regular and legal allowance. Mrs. K. was married to Christopher Feltzar, in Carlisle. I’a., five years ago. In 1853, sli' removed to Lancaster, forgetting to take her husband among her other baggage ; ami in a very short time, she contracted a matrimo nial alliance with a Lai.raster man named Micha l Gephard. “On • more remove," ns Hamlet and we Hud her in Philadelphia, .Me—r Feltzar and Gephard abandoned and forgotten, and the capricious lady in a hvrac ncal co-partnership with Jacob Rdhler. We have it on a philosophies! ttwthoritr, that " three removes are as bad as n fire*’’ and so they are undoubtedly, jf an addition*! husband is taken with every change of local ity. Feltzax went to Lancaster, in -earth of hfs loved absentee, and there he met with Ocphard, fhushnnd No 2,) and after some talk together, both gentlemen agreed to pur sue her to Philadelphia, which city they as certained to Ik: her present place of resilience, and they proposal to delay tic settlement of their resjKCtive claims until they had found her. She was found by them in the posses sion of Mr. J. Kohler; and tin: three gentle men instead of engaging in a nonsensical quar rel about the contested property, agreed to play a three-handed game of "seven up,’’ to decide who was the husband dr facto ; the lager beer to be paid for by an equal contri bution of the three claimants. Feltzer (husband No. 1) won the game in two hands, and was about to take possession of the stakes, but Gertrude flatly refused to abide by the decision of the cards, expressing au unqualified preference for the third and Inst \o. of the matrimonial r Feltzer, there fore had recourse to another game of chance, vidtUnl, the law , and Gertrude was brought up to answer the complaint of her Mauciaus. When asked what induced her to leave her two first husbands, she answered that they were “nicks pool," and that Mr. Kohler was worth “about six limit ret of do tirty rascal. I try dem all, -ays she,) and takes de best est ; and if not goot, 1 tries blcnty more, till 1 finds a Dutchman dat suits jest right !" It was impossible to make tier understand that this kind of experimenting was not ex actly correct, and she was committed for “ bigamy,” (us the law miscalls her offence,) evidently considering herself a much injured and persecuted woman. —Philadelphia Mer cury. A Greek Korin Hood. —The French pa pers have the following romantic account of the manner in which the vicinity of Adriau ople has been rid of some troublesome rob bers. The house of n widow residing there, was entered, and robbed of valuables amounting to 7000 piasters, her only wealth, by seven men, who said they were members of the band of Vani, a celebrated chief, who has gained great renown in those parts; and the poor woman used his name in making her eompkint. Tiiis personage is a sort of Fra Diavolo, who seems to have modeled himself after the brigand heroes of romance. He is a Bulgarian by birth, and robs no one but rich lurks, whom he hates, and has been known frequently to give the proceeds of such an expedition to any poor peasant he might meet. He goes and cornea in the vil lages, where lie is well received and treated like a lord. It most be aid that the rustic police arc not much protection, for they are too often connected with the baud themselves. This Vani goes through the country robbing the rich, befriending the poor, protecting the widows and orphans, and even watching the magistrates to see that justice is meted out to the rich and poor and alike. Now, Vani learned that he bad been implicated in tbe robbery, and fnliy equipped, paid the lady a visit. Trembling, the poor woman begged him to leave her the little that re mained. “ But I have never taken anything from you," said the brigand. “ Are you not then Vani?" said she. “ I am most certainly Vani, tad I emao to obtain tbe dieriptiou of those who have abused my name and robbed you." 80-assured, the woman gave tlic requirad description. “Be content, said Vani, departing, “yon shall obtain justice. No one stains my name with impunity, 1 promise you." Two day* after, Vani brought back to the widow all she had lost, and with it the heads of the seven robbers who had taken it. He hud fallowed his detainers with a few of his men and bad avenged bis injured honor upon them himself. A arrant girl in this city who has remained four years in one family has given an example of self-denial and economy worth following She has lieen paid fourteen shil lings |h r week, or for the whole time. Of thi- money she bus *■ nt $225 to enable her mother, t wo brothers and three sisters to come to America, ami only expended $139, or st!4 74 jier annum, for her own comforts. She is a brave woman, and the man who has her for a wife, must pro*q»er and be happy.— The aristocracy way saccr at her low ly oc cupation and humble attire, but there are fewr who ever do deeds from which they ob tain such lasting satisfaction as that poor servant girl has experienced, w hen by her own labor and frugality she has relieved the distress and poverty of her mother, brothers and sisters.— Drfn.it Adr. 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