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Orricr. So. t Oiiamtb How, Uiviskli.'s llt-ocx.
tkrmSi ti ro prr year " nf 'i,M " i I"-''
year ia clubt of 30 or morel lu alicaeci Calk in atttanct.
C1IAS. OUJIMINaS, runumiKii.
roswaB. tub Vermont nkenix u nut into ail
the town, of VVlndlianv County free of l'oalage. To any part
of tlila (Hale oul of title County, fur 13 cenu per year) tlac
where 24 eenta per year pay menu In all caete to be made
quarterly In advance.
TWKNTV-StXTII VOLUME. FlfTH OF NEW SERIES.
LIST OK AO K NTS,
To wl,om payments fur THE TERMONT MlffiNIX, for
may be meae t
Welt llrnttleboro, A. 1)UN1U,KK Brookllne.C. W.STEn.
BINSl "over, LYMAN 1IU1UI tVeet Dover, VVM. ll.J09J-.Sl
liuimnt)n, R. A. KMUIlTt VVeel Dumminton, 8. W.
WILSON! UrafUin, 1IKNJ. V. 1)KAN Uullforil, JiLMEIl
MABjni iiuurora uenlre, is. u. SlULCYt ureen jurcr,
JOHN II. WALK Kill Jamacia.llIHN KNUWLTUNl llali
fix, BTKI'IIKN NILKSt VYcit Halifax, A. II. TUCKElt
Bmtli Londonderry, J. L. P1EHCK Marlboro, W. vv.
LYNDKl Furettevllte. J. DDNKLEK. JR.I tVltllamivlllc.
BAMUKLnilOWNl Putney, VM. HOUUHTON! Baxlon'i
Hirer, 0. W. KAIRBROTIIKKl Cambrldgcporl, A. A. WY.
MANl Someract, (I. K. MUU3K Bfrotton, MKLVIN A,
KNJWLTON I Townlhend, O. BUTTEKFIELO I Wert
Townihend, I. D. SAWYKR) Vernon.ADDISON WHIT.
1IEU tVardeboro, HOLLAND PLIMPTON! Welt Wardf.
uoro, liukutx vvilukui nouin wartisnoro, n. sv, kip.
1IE11I tVeitmlniter.H.O.LANEl WrilmlniUr Vt eit. II. W,
IUMULINi Whltlngham, 11. O. OILLETTl Jackionrllle,
X. P. HITCHCOCK) Wllinlngton,ORiaEN8MITIl Wln4.
htm, WM. HAIllirS Jr. South Windham, EZRA PIERCE,
jr i fhjtnt.i M.n it. n f-ivirriMlL-i ttin..i.i w
H., 0. J. AMIDON I Winchester, N. II., E. M. FORRES)
norm uruaraiion,aie.,n. i . S.UA1 in.
T7"ATHAN & B1UGGS, Dealers in all kinds
IV, of Marble, Blalc, Soap-stone , c. IL" anon near mo
Railroad Crolllng, oppoilM Crosby Co.'a Hour Mill,
AVEXPOUT & HASICINS, Attorneys
ami voumeiiori ai iaw anu solicitors in cnancery,
u. . iunarou,
K. Has una.
EOHGE HOWE, Attorney & Counsellor
at 1.&W, ana solicitor ana jisrier in v.naiicery,
I? J. CAHPENTEH, Dealer in
lie Toys, Fancy Goods, Books, Stationery, News n juts,
Mag nines and Periodicals,
Subscriptions recelTtrd for tlie Principal Newspapers and
Magazines, and forwardi-d by Alall ur othrrwlae.
BILLIAllD HALL, Cutler's Block,
Oppose llerere lloux-, URATTLKBORO, VT.
H'lnant'e Celebrated Blate and Wooil Bnl Taoltl, IUi the
Near Style Cushion. XT CloicJ at 10 P. M.
EVEllE HOUSE. BiUTTi.v.noiio, Vt.,
11T STEVENS & SUN,
Late Proprietors of the Eagle Hottl, Wuoditocl,
W. 1IOHTOX, M. J)., l'hysi.
ctaa ud Surgeon, No. 3 Ulale'i Hullillnjr.
DANIEL KELLOGG, Attoknev and
Couosellur at Ijiw. Ilemorcd fruin 8axtunt Illvtr to
Uratlleboro.J Xf Office OTr the S.tvlngs' Hank.
mincnv p. nc tt, i
i . ri. .i...i a ..i... in vt nrn vn nn nv
I. U. Chandler. W. tlalni.
IX. THOUX, Druggist Sc Aiotiie-
ciet, oppoiHe the Toil Office, IIUATTLEUOUO. VT.
J II. & W. H. ESTEUHUOOK.
Manufacturfri aud Dealer tii Km pin: State, Victor,
Stewart's and Ucnetee Valley Cook Stoves, Parlor nod Box
Stovei and Hot tlr Furnaces.
Alsot I'luwf, Cultlrators, Hoad Ecrnixrn, Cliurns, Iron
6iaki, Kuitla and English Store lipf, and all kinds of Stove
Furniture, Japan and Common Tin Ware.
No. 1 Exchange lllock, UHATTLEDOllO, VT
HEUSTIS & IiUllXAl,l Harness
Trunk, Valise and Collar Manufacturers and Carriage
Repairing articles In the above business punctually attend
ed to. MainSt.( opposite American House,
, J. r. Ileuitls. J. V. llnrnap.
BHADLEY & KELLOGG, Attorneys and
Counsellors at Law and Solicitors In Chancery. Office
cppoiite the liruttleboro House, llratttleboro, At,
J. 1. llradley. Geo. H. Kellogg.
"VTTOODCOCK & VIXTOX, Paper Manu-
1 Y facturers. All kinds of Printing Pai.-r made to or
der. Cash paid for Whit and Brown JUgs. Urattleboro,
JOSEPH STEEX, BookHcllcr, Publisher nnd
Stationer, corner of Main and High St., Urattleboro, Vt.
SA. MOUSE & CO.'S Livery Sta-
ble, in the rear of the Brattleboro House, Main Street,
PSIMOXDS, Manufacturer and Dealer
in Ladies, Misses, Children's anl Boy's Boots, Shoes
U .iters and Rubbers, opp. the Post Ofllce, Maiu-St., Urattle
LG. MEAD, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law, practicing tii the Courts of Vermont and New
Hampshire, Agent or tiik Fire Inturant Compa
ny,and WmdKam County Mutual do, Atso, Agent to pro
cure Pensions, and Bounty Land. Com m Up loner for the
States of New York and New Hampshire, California and
SS. JOY, Homeopathic Veterinary
Surgeon, will attend to all cases of Diseases of Horses.
House ou Walnut Street, Urattleboro, Vt.
1 F. GALE, Surccon and Physician.
VjT Office No. & Brick Row, directly opposite BratUeboro
House, BratUeboro, t. Boards at urattleboro jiouse.
TTAIUUXGTON & DELOX,
Ml URATTLEBORO, VT.
Ornamental, Sign, nouse and Carriage PAINTINO. Grain
Inr, Wood and Marble Imitation, Banner, Prescoe and Deco
rative Patntlnrof all kinds.
For Sale Paints, dry and mixed, Varnishes, Oil, Japan,
Turpentine, Ulass, uruincs, renciis, &c., &c.
Qio. IUrukgtoh. Cniarss Dcloi,
AT HO W E S Picture Gallery
Datruerreotvoes. Ambrotrnes. Sphereotypes Photo
trnnhi. Pictures made at this establishment are mounted
by the dtffereutpainf erf methods and are warranted to stand
in test oi tuge ana cumaie. iratneiKro, 1 1.
SEWIXG SILK. Edward IJern-ard,
Wholesale Dealer In all grades aud colors of
Three Corded Sewing, Embroidery and Suddlers' Silk. Also
Twist and Italian EUk of all kinds.
I am constantly supplied with all the above goods and will
raruun readier ia any quantity at tne lowestwuoiesaie prices.
urattleboro, Jan. l, ittou.
DEXTISTKY. DR. POST has
left the old office formerly occupied by him and has
taken a roem at b'j bouse nearly opposite the Congregation-
ai vnurcn. where ne wtu noia nimseu in readiness to periorm
any ana ati opera ions on me natural iceiu.
urattleboro, Jaa. 1, 18t9.
P . F L A G O , Attorney at Law,
. omce Ho. 13 Weit Jlnln Street, 1T1LUINUTU, it.
BUTLEH & KN)t)WLTON, Attorneys and
Co.niellore at Law XT Office two doori Weat of the
Saak, JAMAICA, VT.
B. L. Kno.lton.
A LEXANDEIt II. PIKE, Mnnufac'turer of
Xi. rhllllp'a Patent Lerer rarni and city Oate and Cloth
boarda and Itoxei for Packing, and dealer Id Lumber. Rilla
.1 TimDer, uupooarua, BQlnglefl, A;c-, manulactureu and
rarnisneu to order lou uuu reel or LiipDoarue on nana.
Addreee Weit Wardiboro, Vt.
JAMES W. CA11PENTEK, Attorney and
Couniellor at Law and Solicitor In Chancery, Saiton'a
N. HIX, Attorney and Counsellor
WHITINOIIAM CENTRE, VT.
WM. S. HOUGHTON, HarncM,
T I iruni. aai ansa aiauuiaciurer, ana uarrtsra Trim,
msr, PUTNKV, VT.
M . 1' U Jl IS J'i S , ATTORNEY
I 4U VOIMILIUK IT leiW 1HD riOTAKT ItBLIC,
Also, Agent for the Atlantic and Rockingham Mutual FUo
pLANING, JOINTING & MATCHING.
v , .... ,,OEk P. WILIAIID
htl leaied the lower room In E,tty areen'a nrto nuMina
wher. he carrlel on the PLANINU HUS1NESS In all lie
branchee. He alio keepe conrtanlly on hand a Urge aeaort.
ment of Pine aud other Toiuibrr that he will manufac
tura to order. Alao, for aale, a large lotof Northern
l'lne Clnpbonrd. which he will tell ai low ai imh!
Sprue, can be offered. B
Mr. Wuuao will warrant all hli work to be done In a.
thorough manner. H. makee I'ncUliiil lloxr-.S!,,!,.,
'''" artlclei uiually made I. loch ai
AraMetairrJirM 19S5. !MJ
THE TlIIlUll r'lSIIIMtS.
UY THE ItKV. t.l.K3 KISUSl.KV.
Three fljliers vctit anillni oil Into tlio West
Out Into the Wcat, ns tlio htn went Jowni
Eoch thonglit of tlio woinnnihut locl lilm best.
And tlio children stood witching tlicm out of tho
town I 1
lor men must worknnd omcn must weep,
And there's llttlo to i.irn nnd mnny to keep,
Though the hurbor Uir bo mmnlng.
Three wives fnt up In tlio I!pl1-liouo tower,
And they trhnni'd the liinipl ns tlio tun went down,
They Iuok'd at the cquull, sud tlicy look'd at tho
Ainl tho lilght-rnck enmo rolling up rnpged nnd
Hut men mtit work and women must weep,
Tho' storms be sudden and waters deep,
And the harbor bar bo moaning.
Three corpses l.ty out on tho sh'jilng sand,
In tho morning gleam when tic sun went down!
And tho women nro Matching and wringing their
For thojo Hint will never corns back to the town)
For tneu must toll nnd women must weep,
And the sooner It's o'er tho sooner to sleep,
And good-bye to the bar aud Its moaning.
From tht London Punch.
THE TllKi:i: MKUCIIAXTS.
Thrco merchants wont riding out into the West,
On tho ton of tho 'bus, ns tho sun went down
Each thought of his wife ami how richly she drot,
And tiio growing circumference of her new gowtif
For wives must dress and Iiu'bniids must pay,
Anil there's plenty lo get nnd little to say
Wliile the milliner's bill is running.
Three wives sat up iii.Tano Clark's for hour.,
And they told her to put et cry arllcio dow n ;
They ordered tlio silks and they ordered the flowers,
And tho bill kept rolling up, gown upon gown;
For wives must dress aud husbands will pay,
Though perhaps they will be in a terrible way
When they're dunned for the bill ttiat is running.
Three bankrupts won) figuring In the ga2e!te,
On a Tuoday night wlion the run went don n,
And tlio women were weeping nnd quite in a pet,
For the dieses they will never show to tho town;
For wives will dress, though liusb-titds can't pay
And bankrupt y's surely the ptcasaiitest way
Tu get rid of 'tlio hill and the dunning.
LIZZY GRISWOLD'S THANKSGIVING. '
From the Atlantic Monthly M.ignzincfor March by
l!oo Terry. I
'So John nint a-comin', Miss Gris'Id,' squeak
ed Pollv Mariner, entering the great kitchen,
where Mrs Grisuold wni paring apples and
Lizzy straining squash.
'Isn't he?' quietly replied the lady addressed,
as the tailoress sat "down in the flag-bottomed
cooking chair, and began rocking ehcmently,
nil the tinio eyeing Lizzy from the depths of
her poke bonnet with patient scrutiny.
''So, he aint, so Mr Gris'Id says,' went on
Polly. 'You sec, I was a comin' up here from
the Center, so's to see if Sam couldn't wait for
his roundabout till arter Thnnksgiin'i for Kc
ziah Perkins, she 'twas my sister's husband's
fust wife's darter, V finally'marricd sister's fust
husband's son, she's n rtnl likely woman, uml
she's wrote over from Taunton to ask me to go
there to Thankagis in' V to-day's Monday j
V I was a-comin' here Tuesday so's to mate
Sam's loundabout; V jesterday Miss I.ukcn's
boy Simon, he 'taint but three year old, he got
my press board, when he was n'-crauliu' round,
'n laid it right onto thu cookin' stose, and fust
thing Miss J.uken's know'd it blazed right up,
'n' 1 can't get another fixed afore Wednesday,
nnd then I'd ought to lis to Taunton, 'cause
there nint no stage runs Thursday, and there
hadn't oughtcr, of course'
'We have got a press board,' said Mis Gris
'Yes, nnd I aint goin' to grandfather's in my
old jacket, Miss Poll,' interposed Sam, one of
the 'terrible' children who are scattered here
and there through this world. 'Catch mo where
nil the folks are, in that old butternut suit!'
Hut here his father stepped in at the door,
a fine, sturdy, handsome farmer, one of New
England's model men, whose honesty was a
proverb, and whoso goodness a reliance to eve
ry creature in Greenfield.
'John isn't coming, wife,' said Mr Griswold,
in a steady, sober tone. 'Ilo says business will
delay him, so that he can only get to Coventry
just as we do.'
bo you nau a letter, saiu .Mrs unsworn,
carefully avoiding a look nt Lizzy.
' Yes said Mr Griswold, in n very abrupt way.
'Are jou ready to go back, Miss Polly P for Pve
got to go down to tho Center again with n load
'Well, yes, I don't know but I be. Ikcnstay
ovcr, if you want help, Miss Gris'Id. I'm
a-goin' to tho minister's tohelp Miss Fletcher
n little mite this afternoon, but I guess she don't
lot on it none i V scein' it's you, I ken stay, if
Lizzy looked quickly across tho kitchen at
'OH I no, thank you, Miss Polly, I know Mrs
Fletcher would feel very badly to lose your
help, nnd I really don't need it until to-morrow.'
'Then I'll come round to the door as quick as
I've loaded un,' said Mr Griswold; nnd Miss
Polly settled back in her chair to wait comfort
ably) a process much intensified by a large
piece of Mrs Griswold's gingerbread nnd a glass
of new cider, both broucht ner by Lizzie's hos-
pitablo hands, readier even than usual just
now, in tne vain liopo ot stopping i oily .Man
ner's clattering tongue. But neither ginger
bread nor cider was a specific to that end : Pol
lv talked while she ate. and ate wliile she talked,
Hut while she finishes her luncheon, let us make
known to the patient reader whom and what the
John Hoynton was a step-cousin to Lizzy
Griswold's. Her youngest aunt had married a
widower, with one son, somo five years older
than Lizzy, and had always lived in the old
homestead at Coventry, with her father j while
the other daughters and sons, six in number,
were scattered over the State, returning once a
year, at Thanksgiving, to visit their birthplace,
and bring their children into acquaintance with
each other. Ebcn Griswold, who lived at
Greenfield, was nearer home than any of the
others, nnd Lizzy, consequently, oftener nt her
grandfather's house than her cousins. She and
John Hoynton were playmates from childhood,
and it was not strange that John, who had nev
er known a pleasure unshared hy Lizzy, or suf
fered a pain without her consolation, should
f;row up in tho idea that ho could not possibly
ive without her, an idea also entertained half-
consciously by Miss Lizzy, though neither of
tnem ever yet nau expressed it i lor j onn was
poor, and had no homo to offer any woman,
much less tho petted child of a rich farmer. So
.Mr. Jloynton, Jr., left home to tcacli school in
Iloxburv, fivo vcars before the date of our story.
without making any confidences on the subject
of his hones and fears to Miss Griswold and
sho knit him stockings nnd hemmed pocket
handkerchiefs for him with the most cold-blooded
persoverence, and nobody but tho yam and
the needles knew whether she dropped any tears
on mem ur noi.
Now it had always been John Uovnton's cus-
torn to givo his school Thanksgiving week as a
vacation, to take tho train on Monday for
Greenfield, and stay there tillWednesday, when
tho whole family set off together for Coventry,
to spend the hcxt day, according to time-honored
Whatever John and Lizzy did in those two
dull No ember days, it never has been made I
known to tho present chronicler it is only un
derstood that no point-blank love making went
on) yet tho days always ran away, instead of
creeping) and neither tho twain cold believe it
was Wednesday when Wednesday came, llut
this j car those forty-eight hours were destined
to drag past, for John wasn't coming, why, we
shall discotcr, for Polly Mariner has finished
the cider, nnd the gingerbread is as much sub
ject of Inquiry us 'Tho Indians, where aro
'So John Hoynton aint a-comin'? Weill Het
ty Maria Clapp's jest got homo from Hunker
town, that's tew mile from Hoxbury, 'n' sho
told Miss Lucas that Miss Perritt, whoso sis
ter's son keeps a grocer's store to Hoxbury, told
that Mr Hot nton, their teacher to tho 'Cudcmy,
was waitin on Mis ltoxany Sharp's cousin, n
dreadful pretty gal, who'd come down from Hon
ton to see Knxany, an' liked it so well she staid
to Hoxbury all through October. I do'no's I
should ha' remembered it, only 't I hed the
dreadfulest jutnpin' toothache that ever jj,u
did, V Miss Lucas, she'd jest come in to our I
hoU8e, nn' sho run an' got tho lodlum on' was
a-puttiu' some on't onto some cotton so's tu
plug tho hole, while she was tellin') V I re
member I forgot all -about the jumpin' whilo 't
sho was tnlkin', so I scs, ses 1, 'Miss Lucas, I
f;ucss your talkin's as good as lodlum'i V she
m'st out larfin', V ses she, 'Polly Mariner, I
declare for't, jou do beat all!' 'Well,' scs I, 'I'd
die content, c'f I could beat John Ho) nton ) fur
ef ever I see a feller payin' attention to a gal,
he's been pa) In' on't to Lizzy Gris'Id this four
year) nnd 'taint no wonder 't I think hard on't,
for there ncs.cr was n prettier behaved gal than
Iier on Greenfield IltIP; an' I scs
Lizzy was on tho point of "freeing her mind"
just nt this juncture, when Mrs Griswold inter
posed her quiet voice,
'Don't trouble )ourself to defend Lizzy, Miss
Maiincr) you know John Hoynton is her cous
in, nnd ho has been here a good deal. Folks
will talk, I suppose, alwavsf but if John llojn
tou marries well, 1 don t think nn)bod '11 be
more forward to shake hands with him than our
'Of course I shall,' said the young lady, with
n most indignant toss of her head. 'Pray, keep
your pity, Miss Polly, for somebody else. I
don't need it.'
IPin,' sniffed the sagacious Polly. 'Well, I
didn't suppose )ou'd allow 't you felt put out
about it) audi wouldn't, iff was )ou. He
sides, there's as good fish in the sea as I
declare for't 1 there's Mr Gris'Id ! I'll come
round early to-morrcr. Good day, nil on )c!'
So Polly departed.
'I don't care, if ho is !' said Lizzy, Hinging
herself down on the settle, when the door clos
ed behind Polly's blue cloak.
Mrs Griswold said nothing, but Sam looked
up from his whittling, nnd coolly remarked,
'It looks ns if you did, though !'
'Sam !' said his mother, with emphasis.
Sam w histlal, and w ith his hands in his pock
ets, hating shut his jack-knife with a click, and
kicked his shavings into the fire, muttered
something about feeding the pigs, and heat an
ignominous retreat, snubbed, as the race of
Adam daily are, and daily w ill be, let Us hope,
for telling "the truth, the whole truth, and noth
ing but the truth."
For Lizzy certainly did look as if she cared.
A pretty enough picturo she made, too, llung
down on the old black settle, one well shaped
hand pinching the arm as if it had been John
Hoynton's! the other ns tigorously clenched
on a harmless check-anron that showed no dis
position to get away; her bright red lips tremb
ling a little, nnd her grey eyes suspiciously
shiny ubout the lashes, while her soft black hair
had fallen fiom part of its constraints on to the
gay calico dress she wore, and her foot beat
time to some quick step that she didn't sing!
Mrs Griswold did not care for the picturesque,
jusf then ; she cared much more for Lizzy, and
her acute feminine instinct helped her to the
'I don't believe it, dear!' said she) 'vnu'd
better finish straining that squash, or YVidow
Peters won't have her pies for Thursday'
Lizzy went to work, work is a grand pana
cea, even for sentimental troubles, and in do
ing battle with the obstinate squash, which
was not as well cooked as might have been,
Lizzy, for the moment, looked quite bright, and
forgot John, till her father ciimc into dinner.
Somebody once said that Mrs Griswold was
"a lesser providence," and Lizzy thought so
now) for scarce were they all scate'd nt dinner,
when she remarked, in a very unconcerned and
'What keeps John in Iloxburv so long, fath
er?' 'He has business in Boston,' curtly answered
Mr Griswold. 'Sam, did vou go over to the
Comers, yesterday, about those sheep ?'
Sam answered, and tho conversation went on,
but John's name did not enter it, nor did Mr
Griswold offer to show his letter either to moth
er or Lizzy.
Now the latter lady, not being a perfect wo
man, had sundry small faults) sho was proud,
after a certain fashion of her own ) slightly sen
timental, which is rather a failing than a fault)
but her worst trait was a brooding, fault-seeing
persevering tact at making herself miserable,
scarce cut equalled. The smallest bit of vantage-ground
was enough for a start, and on
that foundation Lizzy took but a few hours of
suspicion and Imagination to build up a whole
Castle Doubting. The cause sho had to-day
was even greater than was necessary ) it was
more strange that he so persevering!)' withheld
John's letter) and certainly ho watched Lizzy
at hcr st ork with unusually tender eyes, that
sometimes filled with a sort of mist. All these
things heaped up etidencofor tho poor girl j
she brooded over each separate item all night,
nnd added to the sum Polly Mariner's gossip,
and looked forward to the day when even bod v
in Greenfield should say, 'Lizzy Griswold s hatl
n disapp'intmcnt of John Hoynton !' Poor, dear,
Lizzy ! as if that wero an unheard of pang ! as
if nine-tenths of her nccusers were not 'uisap
p'inted' themselves somo before, somo after
marriage, somo in themselves, some in their
wretched, dreary lives! Hut there was only one
John and only one heart-break present to her
Polly Mariner came to breakfast next day,
and pervaded the kitchen like a daily paper.
Horrible murders, barn burnings, failures,
deaths, births, marriages, separations, lawsuits,
slanders, and petty larcenies, outran each other
in her glib speech, and her fingers flew as fast
on Sam's bluo jacket as her tongue clappered
Lizzy's pride kept her up beforo the old wo
man) sho was in nnd out and ovetytvherc, a,
pretty 6pot of crimson on eithar fuir cheek, her
eyes as sparkling and her step ns light as any
belle's in n ball-room, and her wholo manner so
gay and charming that Polly inwardly pronounc
ed John Hoynton a mighty fool, if ho dodged
such a pretty girl as that, and ono with 'means.'
But nigjit came, and Polly went. Lizzy tt cut
to bed with a bad headache, convenient sy
nonym for aches of soul or body that ono docs
not caro to christen ! Sleep sho certainly did
that night, for sjio dreamed John was married
to a rich Boston girl with red hair and yellow
flannel dress, and that Polly Mariner was brides
maid in tho peculiar costume of a blue rounda
bout and pantaloons! But sleep with such
dreams was scarcely a restorer) and Wednes
day morning, when Mrs Griswold asked Lizzy
if sho had put up her carpet bag to go to Cov
entry, sho received for nnstver a flood of tears,
nnd a very earnest petition to be left at home.
'Leave Vou, Lizzy I Why, grandfather could
n't have Thanksgiving without you I And Un
do Bovntonl And Aunt Lizzv is comlnir un
from Stonington with the new baby i and
John, tool You must go, Lizzy, dear!'
'I can't mother! I can't!' said the poor girl,
Sobbing after every word 'please don't nsk me.
Icnn't! I've got a headache) oh, dear!' Here i
n fresh burst of tears followed, as Lizzy buried
i i i i.. i .i i....
ier ueim in hit uiuiuers iup
Mrs Griswold was both grieved and astonish
ed) she sat speechless, stroking tho soft hair
that sw cpt ot cr her kmc, till Lizzy's sobs quiet
ed, nnd then said,
'tt ell, dear, if you re set on stn)ing at home,
I won't oppose it. if tour father thinks bestt
but I must nsk himj only what will you do,
I.izzv, hero alone nil night P'
'Chlno nnd Pclir will be here, mother) nnd
I'll niake Chloe sleep in Sam's room, and leave
the door open t nnd when they go down to pi
nah's, I'll lock up, nnd I shan't feel afraid in
Mrs Griswold shook her head doubtfully.
'I'll sco what father says,' said the. So Lizzy
lifted her head, and smoothed her hair, while
her mother went out to tho barn tq consult
Here she was, if niirtliiiu:, more nuzzled.
Mr Griswold heaul the moposnl with a rather
misty look, us if he didn't see why, and when
his wife had finished, said, gratcly,
'What is it. .Susan? Amliodv t has lit nil ns
long ns I hate knows prett'v wefl that a woman's
headache stands for u whole dictionary.'
'Vhy, )ou see,' said Mis I. iwold, twisting
a little lock of hay in her fingers, and faintly
uiusning, as u tnc question nnd been ot lierscll
rather than Lizzy, 'she well, the fact is. hus
band, she's kind of riled about John's not com
ing! you see we hat en t been real particular
about tho children, and so '
You needn't spell it, Susan,' said Mr Gris
wold, with a half smile) 'Polly Mariner's
tongue helped on, I guess. You let Lizzy stay,
if she wants tn j 'ttvon't hurt her when folks
want to sulk, I generally let 'cm. She can stay.'
lie began to whistle 'Yankee Doodle' and
pitch hay energetically, while 'Susan' was with
in healing i but how would that dear woman's
soul hate lloundi-red deeper and deeper in the
fog that clouded it now, had rhe seen her grave
husband sit down on one end of the liay-inow
and laugh till the tears stood in his keen eyes,
and then, drawing his coat-sleeve across the
shaggy lushes, sat to himself, 'Poor child!' end
begin his work with fresh striiigth,
So mailers were all arranged. After dinner,
the rusty, dusty, old carriage appeared nt tho
door, with the farm horses harnessed thereto.
jingling, and creaking, and snapping, as if oil
unit uu hiiu Buunu in us ury juiiu.s aim sun
straps. Mrs Griswold mounted to the back
scat, after kissing Lizzy with hearty regret and
tenderness, her old gray pelisse' anil green
winter bonnet harmonizing with the useful age
of her conicyancc. 'Father,' in a sturdy great
coat and buckskin mittens, took the rein's j and
Sam, whose blue jacket wasatthat moment
crushing his mother's Sunday cap in n bandbox
that sat where Lizzy should hut o been, clam
bered otcr the front wheel, t the great detri
ment of tho despised butternut suit, nnd, seiz
ing tho whin, applied it so suddenly to Tom
and Jerry that they started oil down the Coven
try road at a pace 'that threatened a solution of
continuity to bones and sinews, ns well as wood
Lizzy turned away sadly from the door. Who
can say that just at that minute she did not w ish
she had gone, too? Hut noliody heard her say
so. She went up stairs to her room, and tried
to read, but rouldn't attach any ide.w to the
words; she was half an hour otcr n page of u
very good book, and then Hung it upon the bed
with an expression of disgust, as if it were the
book's fault. Poor authors! toil your fingers
off, nnd spin your brains nut! be ns wise as
Solomon, or witty as Sheridan! )our work is
sanity and vexation of spirit, unless the reader's
brain choose to r-rdfa .l NIfv tlio hiero
gitplis of tour ideas; think )ourscltcs success
ful because a great man praises )ou, and to
morrow tli.it man is twisted with dyspepsia, or
n woman passes him without a smile, and tour
sparkling sketch, tour pathetic poem are de
elaied trash! Such is fame! Of which little
homily the moral is, Write for ninuiy ! What
a tiling it is to be worldlt-wise! So was not
l.izzj ; if she had been, slie would now be at
Cot entry, kissed nnd caressed by grandfather,
aunts, uncles, cousins, and Hut we won't
Lizzy flung down the book, and went to her
closet fornnother ! but it was as good (or as had)
ns Bluebeard's closet, for there hung the pret
ty crimson merino, w ith delicate lace nt the throat
ami round the short sleet es, in which Miss I.izzv
Griswold once intended to electrify Mr. John
Hoynton this t crt evening. True it is that short
sleet es are not the most sensible things fur Nov.i
lwt Lizzy was twenty, and had such touiid,
while arms, that she li'ked to w car short sleet es.
as nnt gill would ; and who is going to blame
her? Not I ! A girl doesn't know her- privil
eges who was noser just n little vain, just a
little glad to be pretty w hen John is by. Lizzy
looked at the crimson merino, and at the smart
slippers on the llnor with a shining black bow
on each instep. There, too, on a little low ta
ble, was a green box ; somebody had leftit open,
mother, perhaps, so she saw on its cotton
bed a red coral bracelet, that came from Hox
bury, or thereabout, last year at this time. Liz
7V shut up the box, and went down stairs to get
Chloe was indiirnant to think 'Miss 'Lizbcth'
thought she couldn't get supper without help,
and .Miss 'Lizbcth was vexed with Chloe for be
ing cross. And then, when supper came, the
lea seemed to be very unwilling to be swallow
ed, und'tho new bread was full of largo lumps
that choked a person, and the lamps didn't burn
clearly nt all, and and when Chloe, still
sulky, had cleared the table, Lizzy sat down on
n low cricket beside her mother's stuffed rocking-chair,
and had as good n cry as ever elie had
in her life, and felt much better for it.
So she sat there, with her head on the arm
of the chair, rather tired with the cry, rather
down-hearted for want of the supper she hadn't
eaten, nnd making pictures in the fire, when all
of a sudden it came into her head to wonder
what they were doing at Coventry. There was
grandfather, no doubt, in tho keeping-room,
telling his nevcr-tiring stories of Little Hobby,
and Old Hose, and tho Babes in the Wood ; or
singing the eter-new ditty of
'Did you ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, over,'
and so on, ul itYlinitum, till you got to
'6co a man eat a whale?'
to some half dozen children while sweet nunt
Lizzy, serenely smiling, rocked the fair little ba
by that fifteen cousins had kissed for welcome
tlrat day ; and uncle Hoynton trotted tho baby's
brother on his knee, inviting him persistently
to go to Uoston and buy a penny cake, greatly
to littlo Eben's aggravation, who would end,
Lizzy knew, bv crying for the cake, nnd being
sent to bed. Then there wero Sam, nnd Lucy
Peters, and Jim Hoynton, up to all sorts of mis
chief in tho kitchen, Susan Bo)nton and Nel
ly James cracking nuts and their fingers on tho
hearth, father and mother up stairs in grand
mother's room for grandmother was bed-ridden,
but kindly, and good, and humorous, and
patient, even in her hopeless bed, ami nobody
was dearer to the wholo family than she. Then,
of course, thero was n fire in tho best parlor, and
thcro wero all the older cousins, telling conun
drums and stories, playing grown up games, and
some two, or four, maybe, looking out in couples
at tho moonshine, from behind tho curtains,
Suo James, perhaps, and John. Sue was so
Lizzy's head bent lower on the arm of the
chair her thoughts traveled back over a great
many Thanksgivings, years ago, when she wore
short frocks, and used to go with John to see
tho turkeys fed, and bo so scared when they
gobbled and strutted with rage at her scarlet
bombazettc j how they used to pick un frozen
apples and thaw them in the dish-kettle ; how
she pounded her thumb, cracking butternuts
with a flat-iron, and John kissed it to make it
MARCH. 19, 1859.
well, only It didn't And then how they slid
down hill before church ftful sal a long two hours
thereafter in the square pew, smelling of 'meet
in'-secd,' nnd dinted with the kicks of weary
boys In new hoots and finally, after tho first
anthem and tho two hymns and tho thrco pray
ers nnd the long sermon were over, came homo
to dinner, whero tho children had their own ta
blo nt thu end of the grown people's board, and
Lizzy always took the head and John the foot,
till, exhausled by the good things they had
eaten, nnd tantalized by the good things they
couldn't eat, they crept away to the firo nnd their
picture-hooks for a quiet hour, winding up the
day with nil tho plays that country and city
children alike delight In.
Then came recollections of later days, when
John was a young man, and Lizzy still n little
girl, when long talks banished turkeys and ap
ples and sliding, when new hooks or sleigh
rides crowded out tho games, when tho two
days of John's yearly visit were half spent in the
leafless, sunny woo'ds, gathering mosses and
acorn-cups, delicate fern-leaves, and clusters of
fire-moss, nnd red wintcr-giccn berries, for the
pretty frames and baskets I.izzy's skillful fingers
fabricated, when he shook hands nt comingnnd
poing, instead of kissing her j but it seemed
just the same, somehow. Dear me-! those days
vfcro all gone! John didn't care nbouthcr any
more ! he was in lota with a beautiful Boston
lady. Why should he care about a homely lit
tle country cousin? lie would go lo live in
Boston in a great big house, and he'd be a great
man, njid people would talk about him, and she
should sec his namo in the papers, but he never
would come to Coventry any more ! And he'd
acted as if ho did love her, too ! that was men's
way, heartless things! If John had n good
time, what did ho care if Lizzy did grow into a
gray-lmircd, puckercd-up old maid, like Miss
Case, with nobody to love her, or take caro of
her, or ask about her, or or kiss her ? Tlio
climax was too much for Lizzy t great big tears
ran down on the nrm of the stuffed chair, and
she would have sobbed out loud, only Chloe
opened the door, to put up the tea things, I sup
pose, and Lizzy wouldn't cry beforo her. But,
for all that, she didn't hear' Chloe como to the
fire-place ) she only felt her sit down in the big
chair, and, simultaneously, a pair of strong arms
lifted Miss Lizzy on to "John Boyntou's knee,
and held her there. It wasn't Chloe.
I declare, one gets out of patience with these
men ! they do astonish a person so sometimes,
one doesn't know what to door say. Lizzy had
been thinking to herself, not two minutes ago,
with what cool and smiling reserve she should
meet John Hoynton, hotv dignified and kindly
distant she would be to him, and now, well!
it was so sudden, and then, as I said before,
these men do get round ono so, if you happen
to love them. Lizzy forgot, I suppose j at any
rate, she wasn't dignified, or reserved, or prop
er, or anything of tho kind, for sho just hid her
pretty head on his square shoulder, and said,
Oh, John!' 'slowly, nnd nothing more,' as
Mr Tennyson remarks about cutting Iphigcnia's
head off with a sharp knife.
I don't know that John talked much, either.
I rather think Lizzy got over the climax that
had troubled her a little whilo ago. Presently,
she raised her head and gathered un her hair
thathad fallen down, and became painfully atvarc
that she had on only a blue calico ! John never
knew it ) ho knew somebody had a very sw cet
face, full of cloudy blushes and sunshiny smiles,
and, not being a Pre-ltaphaclitc, the foreground
was of no consequence to him.
So, after a time, Lizzy slipped down to her
cricket again, still leaning on the arm of the
chair, and John expounded to her tho excel
lent reason that had dcla)cd his coming home.
He had been offered a large salary to take tho
head of a public school in Boston, nnd those two
data had been dctotcd to arranging the affair j
he had satisfied the school committee ns to his
enpneity. and made up his mind on several points
of minor importance to them, but, perhaps,
greater to him. Among others, he had found
a house, a tiny house, with a littlo yard behind,
atiewof Boston harbor from the upper win
dows, all at a reasonable rent, prospect thrown
in ) this houso ho had hired, and now he had
come to Greenfield for a housekeeper.
Lizzy suddenly discovered that she was hun
gry, and invited John into tho kitchen to get a
piece of pie j but, after alt, instead of eating hers
while ho was eating his, sho went up stairs,
brushed out her hair and coiled it up with a coral-topped
comb, that came to light, vcrv
strangely, just in time, put on her merino frock
her brncelet, and her slippers, rolled herself
up in shawls nnd hoods and mittens, and was
lifted into John's buggy, to old Chine's great
delight, who held the lamp, grinning like a lan
tern herself, nndlueking 'Mr John's' fox skin
round his feet, as if ho had been ten years old.
So Lizzy Griswold did'get to Coventry the
night before Thanksgiving, after all j and when
Uncle Hoynton met her at tho door, he called
her 'iny dear daughter.' Perhaps, as John hail
told Lizzy, on the drive over, that her father
had heard all about his business and his inten
tions, in that letter she did not see, the young
lady had decided to disinherit him, and'ndopt
Uncle Boynton in his place ) rather unfair pro
ceeding, it is true, ainco the letter was withheld
by John's special request j and, indeed, Lizzy
didn't act lilto a 'cruel parient' to her father,
when became, nfter uncle, to givo her a tt el
come. They had a merry time nt Coventry that
Thanksgiving even merrier than another small
er assemblage, that took place at Greenfield
about Christmas, when Pollv Mariner camo over
a week beforo-hand to malie Sam a new suit
throughout. and Lizzy looked prettier than any
body ever did before, in a fresh white dress, and
n wfiito rose, off grandmother's tea rose-bush,
in her hair. It is on record, that sho behaved
no better than she did that ctening when some
body found her c.r) ing in a blue calico ) for Sam
was overheard to say, as Polly hustled him off
to bed, that, 'if ever ho was married, he guess
ed they wouldn't catch him makin' a fool of
himsell by kissin' a girl right before tho minis
ter ! if lio'd have been Lizzy, John Boyton's
ears would have sung for ono wliile j but girls
were fools 1'
So John Boynton got a housekeeper) and
Lizzy had more than ono Thanksgiving day in
her life, beside the Governor's appointments.
A FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN AN OWL AND A
From The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Somo weeks since Mr. Pratt, tho senior pro
prietor of tho Spencer House, owned an owl and
n crow that had apparently formed a deep at
tachment for each other. They were always to.
gcther, nnd seemed to hold a kind of mutua
conversation, which, however unintelligible to
others, must have given them great satisfaction.
The crow would often bring food to tho owl, and
was always anxious to do some act that would
provo acceptable. Tho firm friendship existing
between tho two birds was tho subject of gener
al remark by tho guests and habitues of the ho
tel, who frequently watched them by tho hour.
Their intimate association and kindness were
really curious to witness, and elicited many spec
ulations upon the naturo of birds and their ca
pability of affection.
Ono day tho owl fell ill, and tho crow, ever at
his sido, expressed as much Borrow and sympa
thy ns a human creature could, appealing ever
and anon by looks to passers-by, as if inviting
aid and comfort for his sick friend. The atvi
was dangerously indisposed for nearly a week,
and, at the termination of that period, died in
spito of every effort of the crow to prolong his
The crow was inconsolable Nothing could
banish tho memory of his feathery friend, and
little doubt exists in our mind that had he been
n poot he would havewritten another "Adonais,"
or "In Memoriam," upon his mournful bereave
ment. He would cat nothing, no savory morsel
could tempt him, and the choicest bits of his fa
vorite food lay near him, day und night, un
touched. The dark luster of the eyes of thela
rflcnting fowl grew dimmer nnd dimmer) his
dimunltivo legs weaker and weaker) famino
was in Lis every aspect but still ho would not
cat. In tho flippant language of tho day, ho
would "dio first1' and he did.
Onomorning early, the senior proprietor, who
was much attached to both the owl and the crow,
found the latter lying lifeless in tho court-yard.
The poor bird was nothing but bones, not n par
ticle of flesh remaining beneath his ebony plu
mage. The crow had been true to his friend
ship as on ornithological Orestes, and had res
olutcly conquered, with heroic self-denial, a lifo
not worth prcserting after the loss of his "oth
er soul" the owl.
THE CHRISTIAN AND THE ARAB.
J ourneving across the Arabian desert, a Chris
tian traveller was taught some things that he did
not know before) or, if he once knew had for
gotten them. His tent wasjiitched for tho night.
His guides, genuine Bedouins, were around him.
They sat silently musing, each lost in his own
thoughts, when suddenly the sheik exclaimed,
" what Mrango men you Englishmen arc !"
" How so ? Why do you think us strange P"
" You never fast," said he.
" Not often," replied the traveler laughingly j
" that is when wo can get anything to eat !"
Tho Arab laughed to ) that evening tve supped
sparsely from necessity. " But," said lie, "is it
not part of your religion ? You do not pray j
you do not give alms j )ou do nothing."
This was a homo-thrust, nnd ray conscience
felt it. I had looked upon the poor fellows
around me as bigoted in their faith, and had con
sidered myself so completely in their power that
I deemed it prudent to avoid every topic that
might rouse their passions. In my solitary tent
at midday I read the word of life ) but I had con
cealed with jealous care from my guards tho
knowledge that I carried about mo the "Chris
tian's Koran j" and when at morning and night
I commended myself, in prayer to God my Ma
ker, through Christ my Saviour, I had drawn close
around me the curtain of the tent, nnd whispered
low and fearfully, lest I should be otcrhcard.
"Y'ou liavo no religion," said the sheik) "you
do not pray ) you do nothing."
"God forgive me," 1 thought, "the rebuke is
not altogether unjust."
" Now we," continued my reprover j nnd he
went on boastingly to tell what their prophet rc-
3uircd of them, and how faithful was their obc
ience in matters of dot otion, charity and self
denial ) nnd while he spoke, I lifted my heart to
God, and sought courageto bear a feeble testimo
ny to his word. When the sheik paused I nut
my hand into my bosom, and drew forth a N ew
" I have religion," I said. " Would you like
to hear what it teaches on these high matters?"
"Certainly would I tell him?"
By this time the attention of all my guard was
directed to me. Their quick, sparkling eyes w ere
fixed fiercely, as I thought, upon me, their dark
visage looking more grim by the flashing fire
around which they were seated i and their hands
were ready to grasp a weapon that w ould speedi
Jy bring down vengeance upon the head of the
infidel dog who should dare to blaspheme their
" Listen," I said, ns I opened the Testament at
the sixth chapter of the Gospel according to St.
Matthew. "Y'ou spake of almsgiving) hear
what my Koran sajs about alms j" and I render
ed into Arabic the first four tcrses, "Take heed
that ye do not vouralms before men, to be srenof
them," etc. When I stopped I looked up, nnd
the dark countenances around mo wero glisten
ing, but not s itli anger.
"Good!" exclaimed the sheik j "this is very
good j go on.';
" I gathered courage, and read again : " And
when thou pray est," etc. I read, translating as I
read, to the fifteenth verse. Again I looked
"Hismillah! but this is wonderful! wonder
ful !" exclaimed ono to another, stroking their
beards; "wonderful !"and ct cry harsh and for
bidding feature were softened dow n to quite calm
attention. " More ! more !"
" I read on) " Moreover, when ye fast," etc.
" Hismillah !" exclaimed tho sheik ) "but this
I needed no further urging on. Verse by verse,
paragraph by paragraph, I read on to the close of
tho chapter, interrupted by the exclamations of
wonder and approbation.
" Wonderful !" said mv worthy friend, the
sheik, when nt length I closed the book: "but
this is wonderful! And what good people you
Christians ought to be."
THE HUE'S TEAK HUMBUG.
Whilo thero is little doubt that there will bo
many thousands en route for Pike's Peak so
soon as favorable Spring weather Jias arrived,
it is very evident that many who have passed
through the early stages of tho "fever," are
under the wholesome warnings of tho press not
pecuniarily interested in misrepresentation re
covering from the attack, and aro beginning to
receive with more caution the uncorroborated
and extravagant stories concerning this new El
Tho fact is, tho Pike's Peak vultures havo
been cutting it a little too fat ; and in their anx
iety to furnish marvellous accounts of tho dis
cot ery of almost untold wealth on Cherry Creek,
they have indulged in such unreasonable state
ments that many who at first wanted to be con
vinced, are becoming incredulous and suspicious.
Unfortunately for the cormorants who hoped to
prey upon tho hard earnings of the restless and
adventurous, parties nrc arriving every few days
from the Peak, nearly all of vt hom give very
unfavorable opinions of its richness and its in
viting features. Even several Knnsas newspa
pers, whoso editors would rejoice to know that
tho hopes of profitable labor on their western
borders wero well founded who feel that Kan
sas would reap a rich reward from a general
emigration thither aro expressing gravedoubts
of the authenticity of the glowing reports from
tho Peak, and have raised their warning voice
against tho excitement. It is a significant fact,
that the only newspapers in Kansas which re
ceive flattering accounts from the "gold region,"
aro published in towns which claim to bo the
most favorable points for tho purchase of out
fits, provisions nnd means of conveyance.
A number of trading sharks are now on Cher
ry Creek, who, ono year ago, took out large
stocks of goods, in anticipation of a vast emi
gration to Utah and California. But the dis
corded stato of affairs amongst the Mormons,
effectually blocked tho game ) and in order to
find n market for their wares, it is stated they
originated tho stories about Pike's Peak, and
now hopo to find plenty of purchasers next spring
for stocks which would otherwise havo been left
to rot on the plains. Wo fear their nefarious
schemes tt ill bo in a mcasuro successful but if
our feeble efforts will servo in any degree to al
lay this excitement, nnd induce men to stop and
reflect upon tho hazard and folly of tho move
ment they contemplate, wo shall feel that wo
have done a good work. Let those who fatten
on tho miseries and misfortunes of others, revilo
us as they may, tve shall continue to denounce
them. Chicago Leader.
A writer says 'it is not the drinking, but get
lg sober, that is so tcrriblo in a drunkard's
A writer In one of our exchanges, speaks of
a friend of his that has always been accustomed
to the pen. Is the friend an author pr a pig P
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FiiAun rro.v the Stati: of Illinois. Tlio
examination going on in tho Illinois Legislature,
rclatlveto the purloining and the second payment
of sundry certificates of the debt of Iho State,
whereby the Stato has been defrauded in tirinci
pal and interest of tho sum of .'22J,n0O, reveals
some singular facts, nnd gives n t ery unfat orablo
impression against Ex-Gotemor Matteson.
It seems that this paper was issued in 1839,
that it was subsequently paid, and nfter being
accurately counted by tho canal board, and an
Inventory taken of the checks, they were secure
ly packed in a stout wooden box, which was
nailed up, ent eloped with tape, and sealed with
wax and the official seal of the Hoard) that tho
box was sent to the Chicago Branch of tho State
Bank ns a special deposit) that it remained in
the keeping of tiio Hank until sent for by Col.
Oakley, Canal Trustee, in 1818 or 1819) that it
wasconveyed to the canaloffice, thenln Chicago
that it remained there until 1NJ3, when Josiah
.Mcltoberts was appointed Statu Trustee by Gov.
Matteson ) that, by order of the Governor, nil
tho indebtedness in the office was packed for
transmission to the State Department that at
the time this packing was done, the box spoken
of was there with its seals unbroken , that tt was
opened ond ils contents, uncancelled, were, with
other evidences of indebtedness, rc-packed in a
trunk and a shoe-box that these were scaled,
marked to the address of "Joel A. Matteson,
Springfield," and delivered "to said Matteson at
La Salle, in April, 183,1 ) that in January, 1837,
Matterson being then in office, $13,000 of these
thereafter enough additional checks to swell tho
total imount to $107,000 wcre funded for Mat
teson by the same clerk, tlicn retained by Gov.
Bisscll, who had meantime been inaugurated j
that bonds for the various sums presented were
issued in tho nrancs of certain unknown persons,
and delivered to Gov. Matteson himself) that
890,000 of the boyds are in the hands of tho
Auditor ns security Tor the issues of tho Stato
Bank of Illinois at Sha-s-ncctown owned by Mat
teson. The theory of the attornies emplo)cd by tho
ex-Governor is, that the checks were stolen by
some party unknown, and that they were a few
at first, more subsequently, and finally all pre
sented to the Governor, who bought them with
out a suspicion of their true character ) and the
parties selling presertcd so strict an incognito
that they cannot here bo found out. They prove
that during the winter of 18JG-7 Matteson ne
gotiatdd large sums of money in St. Louis and at
tho F'armerssv; Traders Bank, Juliet, as the wit
nesses understood, for purchasing State indebt
edness ) that he did purchase largely ) that stran
gers have frequently been seen to "have transac
tions with him, for the sale of indebtedness.
Evidence in relation to the profitableness of tho
cx-Governer's hanking operations was intro
duced ) and his son-in-law, Mr. Goodcll, estima
ted his income from this source at 6100,000 in a
After the conclusion of the testimony Mat
teson's counsel insisted that the rohbery of the
checks took place while they were in possession
of the Canal Commissioners, andantenor to their
alleged deposit for safe keeping in the State
Bank. Mr. Browning, on the part of the State,
rejoined, insisting upon tho unbroken chain of
evidence presented nnd the entire credibility ot
his witnesses, as a sufficient refutation of the
Even a Child is known bv ms doings.
About ten years since, I was in tho country a
number of weeks during the winter. There was
at one time a large quantity of snow on the
ground. In the eastern part of the yard of the
house, where I was stating, was a snow drift
about three feet high. On the other side of the
drift from the house, was a large load of wood
on a farmer's sled, that had been left there be
fore the snow came. The man of the houso said
to a boy thirteen years old, who was stajing
there aw hile to do chores, "Y'ou go to that sled
and bring me a certain stick of vt ood (the man
specified it) from the top of tho load."
The boy went .(I was looking out of the win
dow,) and took hold of the stick, it was not as
hcavv as ho anticipatrd, and the jerk ho gave it
sent lilm backwards into the snow-drift. There
he laid, flat on his back, without stirring, giving
utterance, in loud tones, to tho following :
"Why don't you come out hero nnd get me
up; if you don't, I'll never get up; no business
to send mo here. I'll bo blasted if I don't lay
here until you come."
No one went to his assistance he laid there
until tlio snow cooled his temper.
I have always kept ray eyes upon him, be
cause I thought he w ould make just such a man
as he was boy. I was right. He has spent ev
ery dollar he has earned from that day to the
present time, and has been living for more than
a year on his relatives, doing very little, if any
thing, telling them if they wanted to get rid of
him they must look round and get him employ
ment, for he shall not stir himself. Cambridge
A Scckeii at the "Planter," The other
evening, a traveller from our sister State, a full
blooded "Sucker," arrived in this city, and put
up at the "Planters' House." He rose betimes,
next morning, and discovered that his boots were
missing. Somewhat alarmed at the loss of his
understanding, and half attired, he rushed out
into nnd through the passages, shouting for a
"waiter" nt the top of his voice, to the great an
noyance of tho sundry voung gentlemen in the
upper story, who are in tlio habit of always "sleep
ing it ojf." Doors wero opened and slammed
too again, nnd mutterings, not suited for ears
polite, might have been heard, on learning the
cause of tho "fuss."
At length tho "Sucker" found a servant and
demanded his boots.
"Hoots boots, )es sir!"
" What number, sir ?" asked the obsequious
Tho "Sucker" looked rather dubiously for a
moment, but brightened up as ho answered,
"Pegged soles and heels, and number ttcthct."
St. Louis l'aper.
Domestic Heceipts. A ILtnn and Dura
ble SoAr. A patent hasbeen granted in Eng
land for an improvement in the manufacture of
soap, by the audition of sulphate of lime to tho
usual ingredients employed in its manufacture.
Tho sulphate may be added to the soap in a dry
powder, or in admixturo with any of tho usual
ingredients employed in the manufacture of soap.
The proportions of the sulphate which it is best
to employ, vary according to the article manipu
lated upon, mid the quality of tho soap to bo
produced. Thus about ttt elve ounces of dry
sulphate is sufficient for ono ton of best soap,
whereas, in common or highly liquored soap,
six or eight pounds may bo used with advantage.
Soap, made with the audition of sulphate of lime,
becomes hardened, keeps dry, and is not liable
to shrink while in water, its durability is increas
ed, and it does not wear or waste away before
its cleansing properties are brought into action.
A young man once fell in love with an heir
ess, and the passion being returned, it only
wanted tho parents' consent to make him hap
py. At length, meeting tho father, ho asked
for the daughter's hand. " How much money
can you command P" asked ths millionaire gruff
ly. "I cannot command much," was the reply.
" What aro your expectations?" " Well, to tell
the truth, I expect to run away with your daugh.
tcr and marry her, if you don't givo your con.
Quiz says tlfct some editors nro more cutting
than sarcastic. Wo should judge so by the way
tlicy use their scissors.