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Executive Deiiaitiiaent.
Officers. Offices.
J. Nkei.y Johnson Governor.
R. M. Anderson IJeut. Governor.
1)avii> F. Doi oi.ass,. .. Secretary of State.
Henry Hates Treasurer of State.
Geo. W. Whitman,. .. .Comptroller of State.
W. S. Wai.t.ack. Attorney General.
John II. Brewster,. .. .Surveyor General.
James Ai.i.kn, State Printer.
U. Wii.son I
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Ai.kx. Hei.i., 1
.! iitlicin ry.
ITcoii C. Murray Chief Justice.
Solomon Iloyilenfelt... Associate Justice.
C. C. Terry, 11 “
District —Sth I. M. Peters.
“ 9th... .Win. P. Daingorfield.
“ 15th.... J. S. Pitzer.
Trinity Co. Official Dirictory.
County Jndge It. T. Miller.
County Clerk II. J. Seaman.
Deputy Co. (Tel U,. Hubert G. Stuart
District Attorney It. J. Howe.
Sheriff Kd\s aril Ncblett.
Coroner A. Shepard.
Treasurer C. F. l.ynn.
Assessor D. W. Potter.
.Surveyor II. L. Wheeler*
District No. 1 A Munroe.
“ “ 2 M. Ruch.
“ “ 3 S. Hailey.
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in February, May, August and November.
DISTRICT COURT—15th District.
Composed of the Counties of Trinity and llttm
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July, September, and November.
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August, October ami December.
Terms.—l(ji Monday of each month.
DU. GORDON will continue to practice Medi
cine mid Surgery., Culls from a distance mtiHt
be accompauied by the Kkk to insure his attention.
Weaver, dune 28. )856. 23-tf.
Office, on Court House llill.
July 1!), 1856. 2C. tr.
Olliee on Court street, near the Court House.
July IS), 1856. 26-tf.
TENDERS his Professional services to the citi
zens of Weaverville and vicinity.
Olliee at (lie City Drug Nicer , west side Main st.
Weaver. August 23, 1856. 31-tf.
Office in the Adobe Building, Court street.
July 11), 1850. 20-tf.
Office corner of Court and Taylor streets.
July 19, 1850. 20-tf.
Olliee on Court street, near the Court House.
July, 19, 1850. 20-tf.
ATTOtvNUV at law,
Okkick with Yv illiums A Potter, Court House Hill.
July 19, 1856. 2G-tf.
West Side Main Street,- Weaverville.
s July 19,1856, 26-tf.
wholesale and retail dealers IN
Begars and Tobacco.
None but the choicest article oilered in this
Spar hot. \
Main street, (between the St. Charies
and Inib j/udCMiCe Hotels,) Weaverville.
Higiie/t price paid i or gold dust.
jBUulv ui, 1856. 26-tf.
?,ti E E A 5 x \l E A \ EH,
BL.ACKBMITHING of all kinds. Horse,
Mule and Ox Shoeing, done in the best
inanuer. aud on reasonable terms for Cash.
A.ryr assortment of Minis' Tools, Rockers,
|M picks. Shovels. Crow "trs. Tom and Rock
er Irfus, Sluicing Forks, and a great variety of
il A R D W A U E ,
kept Constantly on hand and for sale at our Shop.
Situate on Court street, near the Union Hotel.
Thankful for past favors, we hope by close np
fjHBathm to business, to merit a share of public
’patronage. Miners and others wishing anything
In our Hue will do well to give a call,
, Weaver. April 12, 1856. 26-tf.
— , r - „ -"ft v,,v " *
or Congress, to interfere in his bclmlf, il
they eoulil consistently do so. An interest
ing debate followed.
Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, who had known
Judge Terry from infancy, testified to Ids
high character. Mr. Bell, of Tenn., quoted
a letter he had received from California,
which stated that but for him the Vigilance
Committee would long since have disbanded.
Mayor Garrison was in New York. W.
L. Chrysler, who commenced a suit against
him in this city, for electioneering services
and for a balance of the amount of the cost
i of that famous service ot plate, had followed
him there, and was determined to continue
prosecuting, Comodore Yauderbelt has
also commenced suit against him in the name
of the Accessory Transit Company—he was
arrested but bailed out in $150,000 ; the
charges are that he has not fully accounted
for the funds of the company, and that his
charges for commissions are toojhigh.
When n citizen is elected by the popular
voice, or appointed by the Government to
olliee, lie cannot be a good officer unless he
is cautious in his private deportment and
faithful to his public duties. Nothing so
embelishes the character of a man serving
the people as his devotion to them equitably,
if he be honest, capable, dealing with one
as with another, be will gain the esteem
ol'all ; none will question his claims to the
respect of his fellow citizens because he be
longs to this party or to that, ile will boji
looked upon as worthy of otlieial station, and
have little difficulty in obtaining it ; and, 1
should he be transferred to the retirement off
private life by political changes, he can go
with the pleasing consciousness of having
committed no wrong, and will, all around
him, hear pfai.se of his previous acts.
Such a citizen is always competent ns a
man, independently of his political opinions,
to conduct the business of the nation, of
— I If- J.. •
On the evenin'!; of Monday last a Repub
lican Banner was raised in West I’ekin, N.
J., amid the cheers of a large assemblage !
In the morning the iianxer was stii.i. tiikre.
This is a good omen for the future.
A correspondent at Turkey llollow sends
ns the following : 11 Out of twenty mules in
this village fourteen are named Jack, and
and only four .lira, while none are known its
The accounts from all quarters are cheer
ing. A correspondent from South Van Win
kleborg says that a gentleman of that city,
who has always voted the Democratic tick
et hitherto, named a pointer pup, (which he
had just bought,) Fremont. This exhibits
the sort of feeling which pervades the whole
country. The Revolution has begun.
From the Daily nines, (Ruchanan.)
On every hand there are cheerful eviden
ces of the approaching success of Democrat
ic principles.
Last Monday a little boy was observed
tossing up a chip and attentively examining
it. On being approached by our reporter,
it was discovered that he had written on one
side Ruck and Brock, and the other side
Fillmore and Donelson, and Fremont and
Dayton. The Buck and Break came up
permost three times out of five. This too
was in the Ninth Ward—the strong hold of
the opposition, and where all tlie chips have
hitherto been strongly Republican.
The late water cresses in the garden of a
very respectable gentleman living iu the sub
urbs of this city came up in the form of two
B.’s. No one about the house knows any
thing about the matter, and it is regarded by
all as a prognostic of the election of “ Buck
and Brcck.” The insinuation that the eld
est bov sowed the seeds in this form is reject
ed with scorn by the father.
From the Evening Paul Pry, (Know .Yothing.)
Most gratifying accounts are pouring in
upon us of the progress of American prin
ciples and the popularity of our candidates.
In Hard Scrabble there is one paper-—the
Hard Scrabble Weekly Courier, (circulation
70 1-2) which is Fillmore to the bone.—
There is neither a Buchanan nor a Fremont
paper published in the place, which contains
two hundred inhabitants. This shows the
course of the political current.
A gentleman in Brooklyn scratched the
names of Fillmore and Donelson on a piece
of gingerbread, and then on a piece of bread
and butter he put Fremont, lie offered the
two to his son, a child of only six years of
age, which took tin* gingerbread and rejected
Fremont bread and butter.— N. F. Pi\
any oilier capacity, he reads to us the same
programme of duty, which seems to be a
fixed system of corruption and a despicable
blind worship of the revolting images of
I’nblic men, standing In this light, appear
no less- to the true and unbiased citizen,
ihan a disgrace to manhood mid the nation.
Rut it appears this people have
fet to learn that there is nothing so cssentiul
the prostration and ruiu-of a good gav
irnment as the intriguing and unprincipled
characteristics of office-holders who rise and
all with parties, and when down or up dis
jlay naught but party spirit and selfish ap
letite. The frequent lessons given ought
o impress us with the fact that those who
.-<• wholly nni iiznn in their habits areunre-
A connE.-i o.xiu.NT of the Philadelphia Bul
letin, who had observed that Miss Stanly at
the Walnut Street Theater is accompanied
by Mr. Baker us leader of the orchestra, in
quires whether this is the bahvr that prepares
the roles for her ?
Duties of Federa]. Officers.'— Stumping
the State for a Presidential candidate.
Worthy as a Man, Worthy as an Officer.
Important Political Items.
From the Faily Typhoon , (Republican.)
The Bridal Wine Cup.
“ Pledge with wine—pledge with wine,”
cried the young mid thoughtless Harvey
Wood ; “ pledge with wine,” ran through
the crowd.
The bountiful bride grew pole—the deci
sive hour had come. She pressed her white
hands together, and the leaves of her bridal
wreath trembling on her pure brow ; her
breath came quicker, and her heart beat
“ Yes, Marion lay aside your scruple.' for
this once," said the .lodge, in a low tone,
f going toward his daughter, “ the company
expect it. Do not so seriously infringe upon
the rules of etiquette : in your own home
act as you please, but in mine, for this once,
please me.”
Every eye was turned toward the bridal
pair. Marion’s principles were well known.
Harvey had been a eouvivalist, but of late
Ids friends had noticed a change in his man
liers, the difference in his habits, and to
night they watched to see, as they sneering
ly said, if he were tied down to a woman’s
opinion so soon.
Pouring a brimming beaker, they held it
with tempting smiles toward Marion. She
was very pale, though more composed, and
her hand shook not, as smiling back, she
gracefully accepted the chrystal tempter,
and raised it to her lips. Uut, scarcely had
she done so, when every hand was arrested
by her' piercing exclamation of “ Oh ! how
terrible ?”
“ What is it ?’’ cried one and nil, throng
ing together, for she had slowly carried the
glass at arm’s length, and was fixedly re
garding it as though it was some hideous
“ Wait.” she answered, while an inspired
light shone from her dark eyes, “wait, and
1 will tell you. I see,” she added, slowly
pointing one jewelled linger at the sparkling
•liquid—a sight that beggersall description,
and yet listen ; l wilt paint it. to you, if 1
can. It, is a lonely spot ; tall mountains,
crowned with verdure, rise in awful ublin.ity
around ; a river runs through, and bright
flowers grow to tho water’s edge. There is
a thick, warm mist, that the sun seeks vainly
to pierce. Trees, lofty and beautiful, wave
to the airy motions of the birds ; but there
—a group of Indians gather; they Hit to
and fio with something like sorrow upon
their dark brows. And in their midst lies
a manly form ; but his dark cheek, how
deathly ! his eyes wild with the fitful fire of
fever. One friend stands beside him—nay,
I should say, kneels ; for see, lie is pillowing
that poor head on his breast .
“ Genius in ruin—oh ! the high, holy
locking brow, why should death mark it, and
he so young ? hook how lie throws back
the damp curls ! Kee him cinsph!; hands !
Hear his thrilling shrieks for life. .Mark
how he clutches at the form of his compan
ion imploring to be saved ! Oil ! hear him
call piteously his father’s name ! -e him
twine his lingers together es he shrieks for
his sister —his only sister—the twin of hi
soul—weeping for him in his distant native
“ Sec 1” she exclaimed, while the bridal
party shrank back, the untested wine trem
bling in their grasp, and the Judge fell over
powered upon his seat “ sec, his arm- are
lifted to ITeaven ; he prat , how wildly, for
mercy f but. fever rushes through his veins.
The friend beside him is weeping; awe
stricken, the dark men move silently away,
and leave t he dying and 1 he living together.”
There was a hush in that princely parlor,
broken only by what seemed a smothered
sob from some manly bo nin. The bride
stood yet upright., with quivering lip, and
tears stealing to the outer edge of her In lies.
Her beautiful arm had lost, its exlendon,
and the glass, with its little red troubled
waves, came slowly toward the range of her
vision. She spoke again ; every lip was
mute. Her voice was low, faint, yet aw ful
ly distinct ;- she still fixed her sorrowful
glance upon the wine cup,
“ It is evening now ; the great white
moon is coming up, and its beams lay gent
ly on hisforohead. He moves not; his eyes
arc H"t in their sockets ; dim are their pierc
ing glances ; in vain his friend whispers the
name of father and sister—death- and no
soft hand, no gentle voice to bless and sooth
him. 11 is head sinks back ! ono convulsive
shudder ! he is dead !”
A groan ran through the assembly, so
vivid was her description, so unearthly her
look, so inspired her manner, that wlmt .she
described seemed actually to have taken
place then and there. They noticed ali-o
that the bridegroom hid his face inhi.s hands
and was weeping,
\ “Dead!” he repeated again, her lips
quivering faster and her voice more and
more broken ; “ and there they scoop him a
grave, and there, without a shroud, they lay
him down in that dump, reeking earth. The
only son of a proud father, the only idolized
brother of a fond sister. And he she p- to
day in that distant country, with no stone to
mark the spot. There he lies—my father’s
ion—my own twin brother !—a victim to
the deadly poison. Father,” die exclaimed,
turning suddenly, while the tears rained
down her beautiful cheeks, “ father, shall I
drink it now ?”
The form of the old .Imh.ro was convulsed
with agony. He raised not his head, but in
a smothered voice lie faltered —“ No, no, my
child, in God’s name, no.”
She lifted the glittering goblet, and let
ting it fall suddenly to the lloor, it was dash
ed in a thousand pieces. Many a tearful
eye watched her movement, and instantane
ously every wine glass was transferred to
the marble table on which it hud been pre
pared Then, as she looked at the frag
ments of crystal, she turned to the company
saving : “ la t no friend hereafter that loti s
me, tempt me to peril my soul tor wine.
Not firmer are tin 1 everlasting hills than my
resolve, God helping me, never to toueli or
taste that terrihle poison. Ami he to whom
1 have given my hand who watched over
my brother's dviug form :n that last solemn
hour, and buried the dear wanderer there
by the side of the river in that land of gold,
will, 1 trust, sustain me in that rt ohe
Will you not, my husband?''
llis glistening eves, his sad sweet smile
was her answer. The •ludge left the room,
and when, an hour after, ho returned and
with a more subdued manner took part, in
the entertainments of the bridal guesls.no
one eould fail to see that he too had deter
mined to banish the enemy at once and for
ever from his prineely home.
Those who were present ill that wedding
can never forget the impression so solemnly
made. Many from that hour foreswore the
social glass.— Olirc Hr,inch.
Pratt ■ a s \musn kb A thr
dent occurred at the Lower Full- Suspen
sion bridge, yesterday, the particulars of
which have been related to us by an eye
witness, “ As usual on Sunday, a lai -;e
number of persons w ere emigre rated at the
bridge infu, Women and children nine
engaged in walking across thebridao ; oth
ers in viewing the structure from tlm banks,
Ac. On tin' west bank of the river, a mini
her of boys w ere amusing themselves by pull
ing upon two guys, giving them an ocdhilo
ry motion. The guys were seme idneiy feet
in length, and attached to the bridge direct
ly over the chasm and several lei I from each
other. They were fastened together in an
iron staple inserted in the rock at the very
brink of the precipice. One of the bovs, a
lad about 12 or ! I year.; of ago, whose name
we have not been able to ascertain, in order
to show liis daring, seated hinisell astraddle
the guvs, when suddenly the staple was
wrenched from the rook, and the guy swung
out. over the river with the bov seated in the
crotch, holding on with a hand grasped
upon each guy !
The distance from the bridge to the water
is two hundred and forty feet, tin I tlm pod
lion of the young man was about midway
between! The accident was witness.si by
ii large number of per.--ms, and so lint:: lor
struek were they that many of them both
upon the brid re ami (lie bank , threw them
solve upon their fae and wa some tarn'
before any one could r .gain sii!li"ien! pre
end* of mind to set about reselling I lie led
from Ids perihut position. The youngster,
exhibited a nerve worthy of an older h ad,
and seemed to greatly to enjoy his swing.
After the vibration of Ih i y ivs had e as; I,
Im commenced giving directions to those
above him on the 1 .ridge as Io tlie In -1 in. 1 h
od of affording him relief. A search of the
w i hborhood showed that no rope hit• • ■.t •
to draw him up was to be had. Th yomm
stcr then sugge ted the plan of making a
ropo sufficiently long to let liiiu down, by
pieeeing. This was done, (hi- rope was let
down to him, mid nft• -r he ha ! fastened it to
his waist, those above lower d him to the
water’s edge. He gained the hank and
scampered oIV for the lower lnudiii"' ns fust
as his legs would carry him, and our inform
ant says lie 1m; not been seen since in the
vicinity of the Hu pension Hridge.
Although, thi4 is one of the ran t perihm -
adventure ; it has been our lot to ivlale f<-r
some time ; mid although the n kle :m;
of tlm boy iii seating himsi if a t des< ri ied,
ricldy entitles him to a whole om •eowliidtng,
yet his conduct and presence of mind while
mu pended at, such a high!, above a rapid
current, is certainly worthy of admiration.
We trust this ndvi idiir • will proven
warning to tlm many tle-u-lilh-..; per on
men and boy- who vi. it the bridge, iiud
who are in the habit of performing feat- of
tlm most reck I ■ character. llcrhcrfrr
Kkkkcts ok tiii; Imaoii.axiom.'- Tom Hell,
the notorious highwayman, is not dead, as
was reported la t week. A eotcmporarv is
informed by ag'-ntleman just, down from I’la
eervi lie, that " Tom the terrible” was ecu
on the 21st inst. “ at a hotel about twenty
miles this side of I’laecrville. lie slopped
at the Kailroail House, took dinner along
with a companion, then repo -d whilst his
horse was res;,ing, and subseijiienllv rode on.
He was armed with two large ..i/.ed i < avy
revolver-, bowie knife, and wore a coat of
mail, tie is d< scribed as u large man, over
six feet high, with a badly broken nose, but
otherwise a tine looking person.'’ A largi
man, over six feet high, armed with two hea
vy revolvers, a bowie knife, and wearing a
coat of mail, is anything but a plea-ant in
dividual to meet on the highway. .Vow,
Tom Hell may answer In the above de-crip
tion exactly, but we will venture that he is
considerably less than six loot in length, car
ries but one really “ heavy revolver, and
wears no other coat of mail than a woolen
undershirt. We have the evidence of men
of experience, that the muzzle of a cocked
revolver within six inches of your nn-e, and
held by a man who would pull the trir-'er
for two bit.-, suddenly assumes a eireiimfer
anee of about seven feet. Toni Hell has been
nionsnr- d under Hinilar circumstance-, and
by the same rule of “ long inwi«ure.” In
demanding a nervous man's purse by moon
light,-Tom Hell would probably appear to
the victim about the size of a Cull- rowii ar
bor-vita-, with as much ordinance .--.vung to
him ns grins through the oinbrii/.un-s >1
Kronstadt-. Half tho terrors of thi'world
arc the freaks of imagination.- ■Hold, i'.ra.
Tin: liuiiiir or l-’-u.i.v fund- ovorln;.- to
have the last word with your wife.
Thu Jl- ight of Impiidoiiee Ki.- oig mi
other man’s wife and then protesting you
“ eould’nt help it. 1 ’
The Height of Vulgarity- Uunning a
gain't u lady and vociferating ‘ now stoopid !'
A Nice Bit of Parisian Scandal.
A correspondent of one of the New York
dailies furnishes the following choice bit of
seaudai in reference to the Princess Mathilde:
tiiv.it i lion are being made at Koine
to bring about a dissolution of the. marriage
between the Princess Mathilde and the
Prince DemidolV, her husband. The charac
ter which the Princess bears in Paris is that
of n generous subscriber to all works of
eh:iritv. but this does not defend her hi■ rh
ness from imputations of a character injuri
ous to her dignity as a matron ami u prin
cess. At the same time in a capitol where
no one’s reputation is considered unassaila
ble, it is not surprising that even a lady ill
her exalted position, living apart from her
husband, should be considered open to as
sault. The fount Niouborkoreko bus been
talked of as the one whom, were her mar
riage bond dissolved, the Princess would
most delight to honor. So fur, perhaps,
h r highness has nothing to complain ol
When -he gave up her love for her husband,
she did not, I dare say, forswear all friend
ship toward-, his sex. Put in any other
place than Paris anecdotes like the follow
iag would deservedly be considered scandal
ous : “Ah, Prince, s," said a visitor one
day, “ what, a love ol an Italian you have
there," pointing to a beautiful greyhound
that kept frisking about the knees of her
hi.vliues-, and ever and anon leaping into
her lap. “ Yes,” answered the princess,
“she is a beautiful creature; Punino
brought her from Naples in his pocket for
die, and I am so toad of her that she sleeps
on in\ bed e cry night,.” Tim room gradu
ally tilled with other visitors, and by and by
entered the Count do Niouboikoroke. In a
moment t!m graceful canine quilted llit* lap
of llm Princess Mathilde, and Hew to the
feet of ilie Count. There w as no bounds to
her joy ; lie sprung to his w aistcoat : she
almo.-t touched his lips, and w hen taking her
ia his arm lie loudly patted mid stroked her
head •“ . (mi I hen-, ijii'i/lc voiis npim! ox
claimed the el gant crowd. “ A e.s,” an
swered the Count, “ but the secret is, she is
my b llow !" A Hushed cheek, a bit ten
lip, :11:11 a rapid turn ia the coversalioll i;
lid to hai e been lim i'cmiII, ami the Count,
liadii"' 1 soi ■ 'how or other that he had made
a /I /, g ,v, \ory ijuiekly took Ills leave.
F r-riM!,:'!: •Jt'th. .lust ten years ago, on
IT' “ ’i'll Tit tlir" ' vr els left New York,
Inn o on board ('ol. Stevenson’s N . A . Keg- -
burnt o| Yo'unovr , bound for California
When) are they now ! The editor of the
Alt, g who turn of their number, feelingly an
sw ers :
“ M any sleep the sh-ep that, know ; no wa
king, in the j lanyards of our towns and
\i ;.i ■ ; ami main' In in mimrh'.- 1, tninbh-ss
"ran , :-inon: ; t he hills and i alleys,and along
the rivrr-bai:!': of the golden regions oth
er-; h vr died upon the battle-fields, or with
the f, vers of Niearae ua. Some have grown
ri<• ii in thi , ;old"n laud, which they I'eaehed
I, Tore its ri'lies had been made known.
Mam , w ith la arts ern-lied, and energies and
ambition a lino T ex t burnished by past disap
pointments, lilt remain here, and to tlio-c
llm memory of that sunny morning, and that
placid hay, the happy hearts, and the glow
iii'.i hop 's, w ill bring only sadness and sor
row. Ii ""ins to lie the late of the major
i v i,| pio'r" i in any new enterprise, that
' i til in elves should reap bill little of its
I in-lits. Tin y tuni up tin- soil amt drop
t!i.' I, : ml other follow alter them and
reap the Inn vest ; they explore the wilds,
out lain r na n come and occupy them. So
I: i ii I" i a v, itli lined of the members of 1 his
re;- ;11• i,t, who have to-day but the ri-nnui
bran i hat tell years ago they left the At
In ii Lie shores and became the pioneers and
I lie i .plorrrs of a land which has produced
oilmen of wealth and prosperity I'm- others.”
Mai-amk l. i.i I’l .' im i i:. A correspond*
eat of lim aime Zriliiiig, writing from
Vicuna, May 2 I I, says :
“ Madame Ida iT' dlVr, the indefatigable
-i'ii v, >r, will rcli-brute her fifty-ninth birth
day next October. Stic left Vienna for
-imT'li, ll 'iliti, and Paris, amt from there
it her iv; Ii to ad lor the Island of Minin
gs or, or, should tli • contemplated French
i-xpcdii ion put any obstacles in her way, she
will leave in tin; liuglish steamer for the
Cl i lain . to pay a vi it to the less known
r. >n of iIn- Indian Archipelngo. In tak
ing- my leave of this wonderful lady,” says
the corn pomlcnt, “I renmrked in la-r
room a ole: I resembling those boxen which
onr city Indie u-«• to pack their provision*
in if they wish to make picnic excursions
into if ■ country, I asked Madame Ph-ill'rr
if tae ho . was a part of tier traveling equi
page ; and - he answered me that (hi • chest
emitaiiii d all In r die e-;, straw lints, linen,
books, and other m-ei -mry traveling eom
pl-i-i'm fa-a t lire" years voyage. ‘ I his
i* my i st voyage,’ dm added, mound ally,
and if i eonie lack it will lie in order to
e.i; for a ■ |u’.et plan on earth when- 1 may
; h-m Iv v,ail my In -I summons.’ The indc-
I'. ; r! ill! Ida leave US full of honors llllll
ili T-i .it hut without much means. She
km v l.ow • i •• the -e.-rei of making long
voyage.- a! asmail expense.”
Tiv - IT.-.i it.-. The \\ asiiiiigton Star, a
fev, ; ; o, nun!" the following statement:
“ KTIa lnitlaii, who writes the piquant
letter-; to tli.; New York Mirror from New
port, is no other than the redoubtable Fan
ny Fern, ah'm Mr . I’ariou, wife of the man
w ho doesn't haliev • in a devil.”
in a ri'T'iit Iett r to the Mirror the lady
denies that he is Fanny Fern, or that she
is the wife of anybody. Mr. Carton, also, it
is sai i, mo t emphatically rejects the skepti
cism imput' d to him, and says lie has never
so expect ;ed him loll'— his ■iHiirrtage.
The Reason for Refusal.
Mr. Popps paid his two hundred nml six
ty seventh visit tn Miis Clarissa Cooler the
oilier evening Tie found her in :i rocker,
ulone in tin- parlor ; stole Ins arm around
her iihilv. : r neck, nnd sipped the nectar of
her ■•lierry ip? a pro '-reding there was not
the least In '‘in in, ron-ath-ring that they had
come to an paw .mil, and were gen rally
reported to > on the hi di road to matriino
liv Tin* lea look it all quietly—even in
d tl’er ntlv.t .mlge from the h\ itmle of Iter
attitude in the roektT, her lazy use of her
fan, and her exehunnti m of something be
tween a heigh-ho and a yu-hutn.
Commonplaces were disposed of. Then
follow ed a silence, broken only by Mr. I’opps
slapping' at tlie mosquitos, end Miss Clarissa
funning herself unceasingly.
At Ien<_rth I’opps proposed a promenade,
and ice cream. Clari a de lined both, say
ing :
“ I wish tostay at home, for 1 have some
thing pnrtieulnr to tell yon ?’’
“ Indeed !"saiil I’opps ; “ w hat is if, dear.'*
“ Von expert our wedding to take place
in three weeks don’t von
“ To be sure 1 do
" Well, I am sorry to di ippoint you, but.
I must do it I eannot marry—
“ (1 ood heavens, Clari; a ! wind are you
saving ?”
“ Don’t interrupt me. I mean I enn’t
niarrv yon jusi yet awhile— not for somo
mold Its to eimie."
‘‘ \N hy Claris-'a what’s the meaning of all
this? Von '.'live me vour podlive promise,
and said nothin:;'stood in tlm way. I am
all ready, ami worried with waiting. Why
do you put it. off, dear ?"
“ That, you w ill have to excuse my telling
you I have a good ren on for it 1 liavo
thought the matter over v el! :,:.d my mind
is made up Will that t ; m
I’opps mused awhile. Claris-.i kept her
fan going. Finally, I’opps spoke.
“ No, Clarissa, it won't suti-Tv me. You
postpone our wed ling, end ri fuse to tell me
why. If you have a reason for it yon ought
to l.-t me know it, maybe it W" id satisfy
me Mat I won't lie sat! lied without (ho
“ Well, I lieu, you'll have (o remain uiisat
islied, I tell mmi I have a reason, and tv
good one what uior ■ do you want ?”
‘‘ 1 see how it i: I’ve e II te ' you too
long ; I did’nt s'rik v.!; - the iron was hot ;
you are tired of me. and \, ill io d rid of
me. Well, if that is your wi. i, go ahead.”
” Mr. l’opps, you’re a dunce vou'rc i*
fool !”
Maybe I am, and maybe I ain’t,” said
I’opi , rising with hi ti mper, ” Imt this I'll
('I ii i a f you don’l II me why
miii po tpone the w-ildi ■ for a lew months
you may post| t I mu
concerned Tell me. i ., ( 1 I wear
I Iml when I lein el h. -to eight, 1 will
never set foot in it nee; i !”
“ Well, then yon luul better go !’’
“ Very w i ll. (jo mI nig I t, Miss Cottier.”
1‘opps reached the d" w, t lari a; followed
him, aid - uoiug that I - v,.. in truest, cried
to hint to stay I’op; . eai:a‘ lawk. Clnris
-a pul her head on hi, sltouliler i.ml cried.—
I’opps melted. I’opps -poke first.
“ Well, dear, what’s tin: mnttcr ?”
‘‘Oil, I think you're so unrensoimltle and
cruel ! I in U'c«l, ! ha ve a good cause for put
ting olT our limi'i'iii;.' • bu* 1 cannot, I must
not i ll you what i' Is. Oh, dear Mr I Vpps,
do exi'U- 4 " nu' !” A ltd me i 1 e d a lit tic more.
” Well, Cl'.'.ri a, t' il ni" tii . Do you
put it "If to please your fall i r < r any of
your relation" ?’’
“ \o May know notl in, of my deter
“ Do you put it oil’ on account of uny
t hiiig eoneeniing me V”
11 Do you want to go an where, or do any
tiling pui'ticulur, that will k( cp you from
marrying ?"
" No.”
“ In Cod'- name, then, Clari- a, what do
you want ? Why k -p im- in till ■ . nspelists ?”
“Oh, Mr. l’(. ps, yoiike s'j cruel ! May
be I Ought to t< !l you tin- ob-1 ale blit 1
can’t, indeed I can’t.”
“.lust, us you pi- .: a, Mi . Cooler.” Ami
I’opps again picked up hi l;at.
“Oh, Mr. l’op,e, pray don’t -don’t g j
yet awhile !”
"Then Mi Clari- i, tell lie-the obstacle.”
I’npps was e\ d a! .' d'-i'-rndncd. Claris
sa put her head on h should: r, laboring un
der a strain.''a ta "U. : ■ vend times she
e-sav.-d to ia ik. At I n :h she breathed
into his ears tin e h-artul words :
“ The ur’thers ti n hot /”
I’opps wilted. WIihi our f ; rite left, he
w as udvoealing a trip to the Alhglmnieu,
A Si.,,;ei.\n Cor:"mw . We visited, a
few days since, a spot rendered somewhat
inmiorahlu us having been tin- scrim of a
duel between two of Kentucky’s chivalrous
son ,. The po ition of the duelists, about
eight puce-;, were inurke I hy two trees, one
of which hears the initials of one of the
party's eufir ■ name eat in th - hark, tho
other bears only tin.- initial of tin: last name
of the otl., r ] ai-;v. 'l’i, - ti e under w hich
the party-tood who w . killed is dead, hav
ing-, ns we are informed, gradually decayed
from that tinea. The otl."l' tree i-singularly
typical of the condition of the surviving par
ly, who is now an inmate of the lunatic
asylum, stnndiim, tin it do , with the lower
branches full or fife and verdure, while its
top is dead and leatle.-s. fcdrunge thoughts
crowded our minds as we stood and gazed
upon these unfortunate witnesses of an un
fortunate deed. — lit rgctnwn Jurunal.
Tiik IIkiuiitoi- Ivroxi atjo.v Sitting 1 up
on your top step, and addressing your urea
railings as "gentlemen of the jury.’’
NO. :>7.

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