DALTON, GEORGE, THUjfsDlY, OCTOBER 15, 1868.
■ BUSINESS DIRECTORY
PITY OFlb ALTON.
AUCTION AND COMMISSION.
U'KIX V. II.—Auction anil Uommtuloh
l Morclunt, King strait.
DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES,
B IIKOKZKR fc tOVRBlK—WholtnU >nd
Retail Dealera In Dry Gouda, Gentlemen's
Furnishing Goods nml Clollilng, Ilnmllton street.
B ARRETT, I,. IV,—Dealer In Drjr Ooodn, Gro-
ccrlcn, Prorlnlonn, etc., Hamilton street.
* sloni nml Produce, opposite Tllilm Home.
ITTIXC, N.—Dealer In Groceries, Provisions
nnd Queonnwaro, Hamilton atreot.
/ MlUlSTlAN, J. E. k E.—Dealers in DrjGoods
VJ GroconclfProvlilonsnnd Produce. Boo card.
/^BOZIEB, 8. C.—Dry Good*, Groceries, Hard'
\J ware, otc., new atoro on Hamilton street.
D ENTON KiLYNN—Dealers -In- Dry Goods,
Groceries, Produco nnd Hardware, corner
Waugh nodUauiilton street.
D AVIS, AV. n.*, k CO.—Dealers III Family and
.Fancy Groceries, Saloonattached. Chester
house, north corner King and Hamilton.
H ADDOCK, ll. II.—Dealer In Dry Goods, Gro
ceries, Hats,Caps, Hoots, Shoes and supplies,
*¥/’ 1X0, J. II.—Dealer in Groceries, Dry Goods
JLV. Clothing and Root* nnd Shoes. General
gout for Agricultural Implements, Hamilton st,
L OWRY & EA8UX—Wholernlo and Detail
Dealers In Dry Goods, Groceries and Pro
duco, corner Gordon and Hamilton. See Adver.
M rChATCIlY k CALDWELL—Dealers In Dry
Goods, Groceries, Produce and Hardware,
hear comer of Wnugh and Hamilton street.
M rClTCIIKX k BITTING,—Dealers in Family
Groceries, Produce, etc., cast side Hamilton
slons, Postofllce building, King street.
VflCIIOLS, JOII.V B.—Dealer in Groceries,
■ j Produce nnd general family supplies, corner
King and Hamilton street
R IIKA, J. B.—Wholesale and Detail Denier In
Dry Goods, Notions, Hardware, Quccnswarc
and Groceries No. 5, TibbV House.
S COTT, J. N.—Dealer In fi»ty Goods, Groceries,
etc., Chester House, Hamilton Street,
fPlBBS, KEMPER fc €0—Wholesale and Re-
JL tail Dealers in DryXloods, Groceries and Agri
cultural Implements, and Farmers Supplies,Tibbs
House, No, 1 and 2, Hamilton street. SoeAdvor.
r PBEVITT, J. F.—Dealer In Dry Goods. Gro*
JL corieaund Provisions, opposite Tlbb'sIIousc.
Fancy Grocer, Hamilton, bolow King street.
'.VEIL, B. P*—Fancy Grocer and Confec
tioner, with Suloon attechcd, Tlhb’a House.
B ROWN, B. B.—Dealer In Drugs, Medicines,
Paints, Oils, (Haas, otc. Insurance agent.
H<ng Street, below Rost^nice. *
4 vIlDOEB & KNIGHT—Dcnlcrs In Drugs, Med-
VJf. Iciues, -Paints. Oils; Glass, etc., No. 0,
Tli.h’fcGftW Hamilton street.
4 \ KAYES, J. B. k \V.—'Wholesale and
\J Detail Dealers ami Manufacturers-of nil kinds
of Furniture, Hamilton street.
C HEBDKEE BIAXTFACTCHING CO.—All do
scrlptlons of Furniture manufactured. Saw
nnd Grist ndll attached. Sec Advertisement.
IT IKSl'HBGBG, H.—Dealer in Fancy Goods,
Notions nnd Toys, Hamilton street.
^GTOVES, TIN WARE, ETC..
B AIL fc 11 tCIBTY—Wholesale aod Retail
Dealera In Stove*. Hollow Wnro, Hardware,
mid Mnnufactnrcrw ol Tiownro, llmiilltoii street.
Hollow Wore, Hardware, and Haiiilfacturer
of Tinware, Hamilton street.
C tOOLEDGE, X. F. k Co.—Tanners Office in
I lower story of Printing IIouso Pudding,
Crawford Street. Always pay cash for Hid
B LAXTOX k COLLINS— House Carpenter* and
Joiners^ Shop corner of Hill and Spencer
streets. Work warranted, executed with dispatch.
HURD, SASI’L 0.—House Carpenter nml
'York warranted to give satl-daction,
't.irPKS, F,—Hoot nnd Shoo Maker, corner
‘ of King and Hamilton streets.
C ATHEY k SOX—Root nnd Shoo Makers, east
of postolUco building, on King street.
10BB, J. X 1L—Tailor, and Agent for Sewing
Machines, King street.
L 0WttV\ John A.—Harness Shop on King
street, near Post ofllcc.
BY MARIA 8T0GKWELL.
S WICK, n. M. k J. P.—House, Sign and^Orna-
mental Painters, and Paper Hangers.
IVIXGS, A. W.—Physician and rurgeon, nt-
tends to calls In city or county. Sec card.
G OD DUX’, Dr. C. I*.—Physician and Surgeon,
.may bo found nt his ollico over . Pitman's
store, when not professionally engaged.
M e.I FEE, Dr. J. R.—Physician nnd Surgeon.
Office over Uukofxer A Lovenmn’s atoro,
where he may lie found when not engaged.
T ESTER, R. P.—Attorney at Law, up stairs,
JL/'King building, Hamilton street.
J. A. R, HANKS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
» practice in nil tho counties of the
/. n\ itrF.nir,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
W I LL practice law in all the counties of this
Circuit, and U. 8. District Court. JanO-ly
mi. a. Biruras,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
W ILL pmctlcoIn all tho counties composing
the Cherokee Circuit. junlly
j. ft- j. a. cmx
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
A TTEND to all tho collection of claims and
XjL practice in Cherokee Circuit and U. 8. Dis
trict court. jan9-ly
IP. JL. J1JOOJIE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
¥ 1LL practice in the Superior Courts of the
Chcrokco Circuit, and in the U. States Dis
trict Court at AUata, and give strict attention to
all oases of Bankruptcy. mar27-ly
C. D. McCurcnxK I. E. Siicmatk.
•YcCutchen if Shumate,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
\\TILL practice in tho counties of Bartow,
Y Y Gordon, Murray. Whitfield, Catoosa, Wol*
ker, CbaKooga and Dade. June 15—1 y•
I do Hot think llmt I am a cruel wo
man, naturally, though I know that I
put Ernest Oregon* upon tho rack with
gIad,ongerhands. Thoro woro reasons,
sufficient to satisfy myself, which led
to the planning of such a course, nnd
which drorn mo to the accomplishment
of theso plans wlion once formed; hut
whether tho harboring of such footings
did not nt last react upon myself with
a hardening, hitter Inlluoncc, I cannot
say. I did not enro then.
This Ernest Gregory had bean my
siBtor’s husband for two long,, weary
years, until she died, nnd was carried
forth from his homo,- to her qulot,
blessed gravo. * .
When tho ground was really over
hor, I breathed more freely than I had
done since I saw hor sweet, ’beautiful
face bosido bis dark, selfish’, unfaithful
one, upon lliclr bridal morning. At
least, sho was out of his arms, and
away from his influcnco, now. For
that I thanked God, wliilo I nerved
myself for tho work’ which.I was at
laBt free to porform.
Wliilo iny sister livod, I had borno
all for hersako. Lot him bownre now I
For overy smiling, tendor word ho had
dared to insult mo with, he should re
ceive n hundredfold reward. For ev
ery moment of suffering his ncgleot
had given to tho being who wns more
than my life to me, ho should receive
full recompense at last. Let him hc-
ware indeed I
I menu td make him love me, as a
man loves what ho would die for. It
was not enough that ha should ndmira
and ask mo to be his wife; ho must be.
so bound up in my life, that to sever
would be a living death. I was a des
perate woman, hound to n single pur
pose. Little danger but I should suc
For six months I kept upon tho
outer verge of Ids love, eluding him
here and there as a butterfly eludes
your grasp, until bo wns half ready to
grasp and crush me. Thou I began to
tighten tho chains. One day I would
inako 1dm feel nil the love that I had
might be Ids; tlm next, that I was
heights upon heights above Idm.
“I believe you hate me,” lie said, ns
wo walked together through a-Boft
“Do you? Row absurd!” I an
swered, lightly, though the lilood that
linto rouses was boiling through my
He bent down, and looked into my
“Your eyes glitter like lire, hut such
a linrd cruol look ns they Itnvo ! Oil,
Marcia 1 "’ill J'°u over be' mine ?”
“ If tho Fates Imvo so descrccd,” I
ill Fat0, I think?” looking into his
“I believo in nnything that will
bring mo nearer yon.”
His voice wns husky in its earnest
ness nnd passion.
“ Wo spoil tho quiet of tho night—
and, besides, I must go home. 1 have
an engagement,” I said, turuing about
“Let me touch your lips once, Mur
“Not for a thousand worlds!" I an
IIo dropped my arm, nnd turned
bncic, saying, “I will leave you, then."
“Very well,” I returned ns plncidly
as before. .
Ho came lmck in an instant.
“ It is of no use. I believe there
was neve; a slave bound by such chains
“ Nonsense! You would forget mo
in a week were I away.”
“For heaven's sake, don't try mo
lt would be worse than torture lo.losc
you for that length.of time in this un
How I remembered tho other one lie
had wooed and won then; nnd how I
remembered nnd thought of hor far
intothatqniot niglitl She, who should
have Imd only brightness nnd joy, to
bo chcntcd with dust nnd nshc91 Who
should linvo Imd truth, nnd right, nnd
honor to guido her, to bo forced to
walk beside a cowardly traitor! A
sweet, gentle woman, fragllo as an au
tumn lenf, tender nnd forgiving ns an
angel, what she suffered who can tell?
Just once she said this much to me :
“Marcia, life looks dark, nnd so differ
ent from what I thought it once.”—
“But heaven is yom-s," I said, tin-ow
ing my arms around her, nnd trying to
hldo tho tears upon my face.
But to continue.
Tho days wore on, tho luscious nil
tumn came, laden with it's fruits nnd
flowers. Tho maples dropped tholr
crimson nnd scarlet leaves, like wine-
drops nt a feast, tho thrush and wood
pecker callod loudly from the clicsnut-
tops, tho earth's high carnival would
soon bo past. 1 looked around with
steady eyes, and said, “The winter is
coming to me. It slinll he spring no
longer in Ernest Gregory’s heart."
Wo were far up the mountain side,
he nnd I—lie, radiant nnd happy, be
cause I mennt that he should be'time
I, screno and—waiting.
“ Let us go over the top, and down
through the hollow,home. You remem
ber tho way ?”
“ Oh yes, I remember," I answered
“And you will say, ‘I love you,” be
fore the sun sots ?”
“ I promiso an answer, true. It
will bo wlmtover my heart says.”
“I am not afraid. I have read love
In your eyes nil this golden day.”
“Haveyou ?” I answered, in carefully
modulated tones, smiling meanwhile
into his eager face. “Wait!”
“With you I oan wait for ever."
We rode slowly np tho steep nscent,
and then I struck into a hard, fierce
gallop. Thero are times when ono
seems to fear nothing. That was suoli
a day to mo; and tho oxhilorating air
which whirled around mo socmcd to
All mo with' new daring. Neither
spoko a word until wo camo into tho
edgo of tlio village. Then I slacken
ed my pneo n little, and turning from
tho road, .paid, “ Gomel I must stop
a moment yonder," pointing towards
tho burying ground.
Ho suspected nothing yet, being
wholly taken up with Ids own blissful
drenms. At tiie goto I dismounted,
lie doing the same, and wo went into
tho churchyard' together, nnd stood
looking down upon my sistor’s grave.
For a . moment both woro silent.—
Then I said, slowly, “Do j-qil want
yournnswor? Listen? Long-hofore
this gravo was either dug or filled, you
dared to throw your smiles into my
fnco | nnd day by day, oven wliilo the
heart which loved you, as God forbid
you‘should over bo loved again, was
breaking inoh by inch, you went on
your dastardly way, neither knowing
nor coring whether ska died or lived.
Abovo her dead, cold form I vowed to
have revenge. I meant that you should
suffer, ns your white lips say you do.
Know, then, that while I smiled into
your oyes, I loathed you with an utter
loathing. You havo your answer.—
I hurried ont, mounting my horse,,
rode swiftly home. As I wns entering
tiie house, Ernest Gregory's voice, so
changed 1 should scarcely have known
it, stopped me.
“Wait, Marcia! I am n wicked
man, I know, hut your love might havo
saved me. Remember that when you
hour of me again."
Yesterday, who should I see ascend
into tho pulpit of a West End church,
but ErneBt Gregory. Tho fnco 1
should hnve known anywhere, though
there was an indescribable difference
in it nnd-llio one I had seen so white
and pallid ns it left me years ago.
I listened to the sermon like one in
a dream, though more Minn a hundred
times I sent up .thanks to heaven that
ho stood before me saved, and not ru
ined as I Imd hoped he would be in
tho long ago. At the dose of tiie ser
vice lie came down, nnd pressiug
through tho crowd, touched my arm.
“You know me ?” he said, in a whis
1 bowed my bend.
“1 meant—you remember when—to
hnve gone straight to rtiinj but I am
striving for heaven, instead. Can you
forgive tho past ?”
I put out my hand.
“ Forgive ine, rather. I havo seen
my wickedness since.”
“I think she looks down from heav
en, and helps me,” he said, his voice
After nil, there is something sweeter
•than revenge, am), that is forgiveness,
for thorcin lies the way to heaven.
A Woitlior Prophet.
,V pleasing anecdote is told of Part
ridge, the celebrated almanac maker.
In traveling on hors&bnck into tho
country lie Btoppod IW liis dinner nt
an inn, and afterward? called for his
horse that ho might rcacli the next
town, where lie intended to sleep.
“If you would take my advice, sir,"
said the hostler, as he wns about to
mount his horse, “ you will stny where
you are for tho night, ns you will sure
ly he overtaken by a pelting rain.”
“ Noscnsc, nonsense,” said the nlmn-
nnc maker, “ there is sixpensc for you,
my honest fellow, and good afternoon
He proceeded on his journey, nnd
sure enough he wns well dronclicd in a
heavy shower. Partridge was struck
with tiie mail’s prediction, and always
intent on the interest of Ids almanac,
lie l-odc back on the instant, and was
received by the hostler with a broad
“ Well, sir, you see I was right after
“ Ye9, my-lad, yon havo been so and
here is a crown for you, but I givo it
to you on consideration that you tell
mo how yon know of this rain."
“ To bo sure, sir,” replied the mail j
“ why the truth is, we linvoanalmnnao
in oiir liouso called ‘Partridge’s Alma
nac,’ nnd tiie fellow is such a notorious
liar, that whenever he promises ns (Inc
days we always know tlmt it will be
the direct contrary. Now, your hon
or, this day tho 21st of June, is put
down ill our almanac iu-doors ns ‘set
tled One weather, no rain.’ I looked
at that beforo I brought your honor's
horse out, and so was cnablod to put
you on guard.”
Two Men BuntEn in a Tunnel
Tlio Pilcher tunnel, on tho Marietta
and Cincinnati Railroad, which caught
llro some days"ago, and lias smeo been
burning, cai-od in recontly and buried
two men. Their remains have not yet
been recovered. While a rcconstruc
tion engino was backing up to tlio scene
of disaster, it ran over two hand cars,
near Athens, containing eight moil, in
stantly killing five and seriously injur
ing tiie other three, two of whom nro
not expected to recover. Tho men en
deavored to jump from tlio ears, which
woro demolished. Ono man had Ills
head entirely severed from his body
and another had his head torn away
by a splinter from tiie car.
Tho burning nnd caving in oftho tun
nel lias blocked the road, but tho com
pany are building a traoli over tho hill,
which will soon bo completed.
An aged couple are now living in
North Carolina to whom belong ono
hundred and oight descendants, not
ono of whom has been convieted of
crimo in churcii or State, and not ono
of whom is intemperate or profane.—
All were ardent rebels during the war.
West Virginia.—Tho campaign in
West Virginia is being conducted vig
orously by tlio Democrats, who are
confident of carrying the State in No
vember. Tlio organization of tlio par
ty has nover been more thorough than
it is at present.
Murdoror of Eightoon Mon
Tho Memphis Post gives tlio follow
ing particulars of tlio lynching of a
negro desperado by a colored mob in
Tlio arrest of n colored desporado,
who murdered several men, with
;rcat difficulty, nt Helena, Ark., early
n 1808, will he recollected by om- rend
ers. Sometime last week tlio villain
succeeded in offocting Ills escape from
Jail. Tlio Deputy Sheriff, with alarm
posse of men both whito nnd black,
started in pursuit of lilin, and camo
upon him early yesterday morning,'on
tlio road about four miles below Hole-
After finding escape Impossible, nnd
boing brought to bay, lie turned coolly,
upon Ilia ollloor and Ills posso nnd dis
charged overy barrel of Ids rovolver
into thecrowd, killing thoDapuly Sher
iff, wounding another whito man in
tho ankle, and two colored men, one
in tho sliouldor and tlio other in tho
arm. His sudden turn took tlio posso
by surpriso, but they promply returned
Ills fire, though in tho cxcltumeiit with
out effect. As soou as lie Imd exhausted
his rcyolvor tlio survivorsyusliod upon
him in a twinkling and hung him up
to, the limb of a tree. On. their return
to the town with their dead and.wound
ed the most intense oxciteme'ut pre
vailed. General satisfaction is express
ed that the desperado had met with
such short nnd sudden shrift, It is
understood that tho murderer had de
clared that no man should take him
alive. 11 is also said that lie had, dur
ing Ids lifetime killed,malmcdor wound
cd eightoon difforent men.
A Reconstructed Wedding.
A negro wedding lately took plnco
in this comity, says tho Montgomery
Mail, at which tho .sablo^pnrspu thus
“ Here is a couplo who Imvo walked
out to-night, wishing to bo jlned in,
and thro’ love, and wishing all dom dat
have any ting twixt dom, obme for
ward and spunk now, if'not, let dom
hold dar peace now and forever more.
I want’s every ear to hear, and evory
honrt to onjoy.
“Mr. Jim Tompson, whomsoever
stands fastly by your side, do you tnko
hor for your beloved wife, to wait on
her through sickness nml through
health, snfo nnd be safe, holy and ho
holy; loving and bo loving; do yon
love her mother; do yon lovo her fath
er; do you lovp her brothers; do you
lovo her sisters; do yon lovo her mas
ter; do yon love her mistress; but do
you lovo God Hie host f”
“ Miss Mary Tompson, whomsoever
stands^ fastly by your riglit sicic, do
hand, to%ao*tiu 0 ?!?!?!!*?!!
and through confliition, .safe nnd bo
safe, holy and bo holy; do yon lovo
his mother; do you lovo his father; do
you lovo Ids brothers ; do you love his
sisters; do you love God do host?”
Answer—“ I will.”
“ I shall pronounce Mr. Jim to hold
Miss Mary fastly by the right hand
nnd I shall pronouiico you both to bo
man nnd wife, by tho commandments
of God. Wo slinll hope nml trusting
through God that you may live right
—that you may die right, now nnd
forevermore. Now, Mr. Jim,sieio your
“ Let us sing a liimc:
“Plunged 111 u gulf of dark despair, etc.”
Eight Miles op Democuats.—A
Canton, (Ohio) dispatch of October 2d
to the Cincinnati Enquirer, says:
The greatest mass meeting of the
campaign wns held hero to-dny, twen-
tv-two lliousnnd pcoplo being present.
Tlio procession was mora than eight
miles long, and displayed over one
hundred largo flags, with eleven hands
of music, from this and adjoining coun
Tlio immense concourse wns address
ed for two hours by General Thomas
Ewing, in a noblo review of the recon
struction and financial policy of tlio
Radical party. Ho was followed by
tlio Hon. D. T. Lawson, Democratic
Congressional nominee, in nil able
Huge Joke.—A roinoto Western
paper comes out with a number of start
ling head linos, announcing that “Bpbnj
Peleg B. Pllklns, who had for twenty
years occupied a position In ono of our
leading public institutions, camo out
for Grant nnd Colfux a fow days ago.”
Imagine tho cditor’9 griof when ho found
out that a wng had played a joko on
him. Tlio “ Hon. Poleg U.' Pllklns ”
had served n term of twonty years in
tlio Penitentiary, and when ho came
out lie announced Ids intention to sup
port tho Radical ticket. ‘
Fearful Tragedy nt 3cn.
Tlio Paris papers of September tiie
5th, givo tlio particulars of nsccnoof
wlioiesalo slaughter which occurred on
bonril mi Italian vessel.
Tlio Thorcsn loft Macao on the 9th
of Fohruary with 290 Coolies and a
cargo of silk, ton, otp. At tho oml of
sixty-two days sho arrived in sight
of tlio shores of New Zealand. Wliilo
tho orow were occupied in tlio forepart
of tlio vessel the Coolies rushed to tho
enhins nnd soized tlio arms lying there.
Tlioy then altuckod tlio crew, nml in
about ton minutes a dozen sailors
(Italians) wore killed, hacked to pieces,
and flung Into tlio sen. Tlio second
raato, who dofanded himself bravely,
received tlio contents of a gdn fired
Close to him by a sailor who wns forced
by tlio Goolios to oommlt tho murder.
Tho boatswain’s mntp received 19
wounds and wns put in irons. After
eight days of horrible tortures (nails
being driven Into Ids liond,) ho wns
killed about forty-eight hours before tho
vossol arrived off the coast of China.
Now follows tiie most appalling part
of tills drama.- After having exter
minated nearly the wliolo of tlio crew,
Hid OnoHcs began fighting among
themselves, nnd fifty of thorn wore
killed. The vlctorlous party then pro
ceeded to doenpitnto tho dead, whoso
heads, packed in boxes, wero stowod
away in the hold. At tho end of sixty
days tho stench exhaled liy theso re
mains liccnmo almost nnBupportaliio.
Tlio unfortunate wife of the captain,
who was confined between decks, suf
fered dreadfully from it, nnd was oth
erwise subjected to the most cruel treat
Tlio majority of tlio Coolies woro
pirates, and were perfectly acquainted
with tho nso of tlio compass nnd with
the charts. Tlioy compelled tiie cap
tain to steer for the port of Tim-Pack!
On arriving thoro the Theresa was pil-
inged by them, nnd tlio Mandarins aid
ed in stripping tiie vessel. In this
condition tho .vessel, abandoned by
tiie pirates, roturmSK; Mncno, haring
on board tho remainderX|f..yio crow,
consisting of eight sailors, nnd tho
wifo of tho captain.
Tho Marriage Bing.
An old English ritual required tho
wedding ring to ho placed successively
on tlio thumb, forefinger and the raid-
dlo iingpr, to symbolize tlio doctrine of
tlio Trinity. This wns to he done ns
tlio words “In tiie name of tho Father,
tlio Son nnd Holy Ghost ” wore pro
nounccd,hnd with tlio word “Anion,”
tlio ring wns to bo placed on the fore
finger where it was to remain.
Tlioold writorson this subject deliglij
ert in finding mai->“ rrc a u -, r n o\
Never Jest with Firearms—A
terrible occurrence In Pougkoopsio tlio
other day, is another awful warning
against tlio silly and clangorous prac
tice of “ fooling ” with firearms. A
young man pointed, ns ho believed, his
empty plstoi ut a cat in Ills sister’s
arms, shot hor through tlio heart, nnd
destroyed his own happiness and that
of. his father and mother for life—
Nover point firearms (whether loaded
or empty) in tho direction of anv per
son unless you intend to kill.
The President had a call last week
from two or three Virginia gontlemcn
and quite a long corn-creation took
place on political topics, particularly
with reference to tlio part which tiie
Stnto of Virginia will take in the elec
tion. The President is understood to
Imvo expressed himself emphatically
in favor of tlio vote boing cast, and
should tlio possibility of it deciding
tho contest becomo a fact, a question
would arise vastly Important in- tho
history of tho country.
Wlion Autumn l« married to Winter the irod
ding oalro ia alwajra froatod.
Over tho Blvor.
Over the river they hccknn to me,
I-oved ones who havo pa-rej to tho other aide,
Tlio gleam ol their anowy rohea 1 ace,
lint tholr voliioa ore lost In I’m daahltig thlo.
Thcru’a ono with rlngletaor runny gold,
And eye’s the reflection uf Heaven’s own blue,
Ho creates tho twilight gra.tand cold,
And the pale mist hid him from mortal view.
Wu aaw not tho nngcl.a who mot him there,
Tho gator’of Tho Oily wo could not aee
Over tho River, oror tho River,'
My brother atrnida ready to welcome mo.
Over tho River tho boatman pate,
Carried another—tho houichold pot j
Her bright curia waved In the gen tlo galo—
Darling Mlnnio, I «co her yut |
Sho croMud on her bo9out hor dimpled hand*,
t And fearless!/ ontered the phantom- hark :
Wo watched it glide Iroin tho silver Mqde,
Am} nil our sunshine grow strangelr dark,
Wo know she Is safe on the other nido,
Where ell tho raisoinod nnd angola bo:
Oror tho River, tho Mystic Diver,
My dhlldhood's idols aro waiting fur mo.
For tiono return from the quiet shores
Whofcrps* with the Boatman cold end blue;
Wc hear tlio dip of tho golden oars,
Wo catch a gleam of tlio snowy sail,
And, 0, thoy hnve pussoiT from our heart—
They cross tha stream and nro gone for syo 1
Wo cannot sunder tho roil opart,
That hides from our vision tho gates of day;
Wo only know that tholr barks no more
Shall sail with ours on life's stormy sea,
Yotsoraohow I hopo on thb unseen shore,-
Thoy watch, nnd beckon, nnd wait for mo.
And I sit nnd think when tho sunset’s gold
Is flushing river, nnd hill, and shore,
I shall ono day stand by tho water cold,
And list to the sound of the boatman's oar 1 !
I shall watch for tho gloom of the flapping sail,
I shall hear the boat as it gnins tho strand,
1 shall pass.from sight with the Boatman palo
To the hotter shore of the Spirit Land!
I shall know the loved who have gone before,
And joyfully sweet will tho mooting be,
W.ion over the River, tho poaceful Diver,
Tho Angol of Death shall carry mo l
Dirgo of Summer.
All In tho arms of Autumn Ivlng,
Fading flower* round her sighing,
Summer sick and sad Is dying.
Now no moro shall she bo scon,
In thb evening's deep serene,
Weaving garlands whito and green.
Fold her in a winding sheet,
Woven of all blossoms meet.
For the shroud of maldonjswcot.
Crimson roso nnd Ully whito—.
All sho had of best nnd bright.
Long havo vanished from the light 1 .
Gather Autumn's palest flowers,
Drank with Autumn’s soltest showersv-
Dring them to her leafless* bowers.
Thorn through winter’s Icy gloom,
She shall rent as in a tomb;
Sheeted snow shall shroud hor bloo*'*
Shroud her b’oom, but noL£/
Mortals die, but sosip^^f "’ flp
When tlio-chain'® ’
Rnrt-ir shall waiter up again,
readier fe^o hlll and plain,
; hearts to reign.
pnrt ortho inflf'Hago ceremony, anti not
they (loclaro in .nWition, that tills hand
was chosen as liil'uritn-.io the riqlit, in
token of tho sorvitnflt^aiwi - subjection
into whfoli tlio bride is brought py mat
rimony. Dr. Johnson appears to v avc
hold a similar opinion, since lie some-,
what defines a ring ns a circular instru
ment, placed upon tiie noses of liogs to
restrain them and bring them into sub
Wedding rings wore not always worn
ilain as now, hut at ono time moro nonr-
y resembled modern betroth il tokens,
in being chased, set with stones, ami
inscribed witli emblems nnd mottoes.
Tlio ring is used In most ceremonies of
Christian marriage, except in tlio soci
ety of friends; but even many Quaker
ladies wear a wedding ring nfter, al
though it is not employed during the
I am informed that the wedding ring
docs not obtain among tlio Mormons,
probably from economical reasons.
It has been remarked already that
there is no traco of this custom in tlio
Talmud, nor in tlio nnciont Jewish his
tory ; but tlio modern Jews lmve not
only adopted tlio wedding ring, but
nutko it a most important feature in
their marriago services. According to
tlio oi'diimncos of modern Judaism, it
is required to be of a certain vnluo.
In the I-lngUsh church a ring is ab
solutely necessary to tho ceremony,
but as no mctnl is specified, silver, cop
per or iron is ns allowable as gold.
In Ireland it Is not uncommon for
tlio same ring to bo used for many
marriage ceremonies, which remains in
tlio custody of tiie priest.
Acknowledgment of Providonao.
A littlo error of tlio eyo, a misgui-
danco of tlio hand, a slip of tho foot,
a starling of a horse, a sudden inist,
or a groat sliowor, or a word undoslgn-
cdly cast fortli in tho army Ims turned
tho tide of victory from ono side to
tiio other, ami thureby dispose of om-
piros and wliolo nations. No princo
ever returns safo out of a battle, but
may well romomber how many blows
and bullots liavo gone by that might
easily linvo gono through him; and
what littlo, odd, unforscon chances of
death lie has seeu turned nsido, which
scorned in a full, ready and direct ca
reer to havo been posting to him. All
which passages, If wo do not Acknowl
edge to linvo been guided to tlioir res
pective ends and eilbcts by the conduct
of a superior and Divine hand, wo do
by tlio same assertion, cashier nil Prov
idence, strip the Almighty of His no
blest prerogative, and make God, not
tho Governor, but tho mere spectator
of tho world.—Dr. South.
At a recent tableaux party on tho
Hudson tho sceno of Bluolicard’s dead
room was shown—six pretty heads nit
bloody, suspended along tiie wall, tho
bodies of course being behind tlio can
vass. As tlio curtain doscooded one of
tiie heads was observed to smile. It
was nftorwards ascertained that some
ono had stolen behind the scones and
kissed tho hand of ono of tlio wives.
It I* liMiitilhl, on » gammer-dity, 10 iratcli tlio
soft, floeojr l.mb-okrals In the bluo postures of j p cc
Il.tsli.-s nt tliy slnkhtf; lout;—
When the unxel dips tlio our,
llijr rilj- trust, niifiilU-rinK, bo
fitroug in Him n-lu-n on earth,
ilushod tho storm on Gnlilco.
Man's life Is n vapor
And full of woes,
'--Qle cits n enpor
_^*njddown ho goes.
Niter ItAO.CAr. C^’^ora.-Wc fl„d fill,
strong nppcnl In n Radical >v,. j t bcon
set to music, nnd il Bung at all the n,,it. i ,,..1.,
orings in tire East.
It is about no dear an exponent of
views on national politics as wu havo seen:
Nigger 1 Niggor 11 Nigger 111 Nlgjer 111
ns nigger I aho nigger I
Dig nigger I Ihtio nigger I
Old-nlgger I young nigger I
Niggor np I nigger down I
Niggor preacher I nigger clown 1
Nigger lienee l trigger thence I
There's a nigger on tho feiice I
Nigger thin I nigger thick I
Nigger slim I nigger slick I
Nigger bald I nigger woul 1
For tlio nigger let us pull I
Nigger m-n I nigger baby I
Nigger woman I nigger Indy 1
Nigger with the Grecian head I
Nigger I nigger to the end !
Ton Thousand Blessings,
A good story wns told us lntoly of a
popular preacltor In the town of I’ ,
in Pennsylvania, which wo shall take
the liberty of reproducing. It appear?
that the minister had been wcdtled to
a most worthy lady, whoso first gift
was a dowry of ten thousand dollars,
with tha promiso of as much more upon
the tleconso of hor invalid parent. Short
ly after marriage, while occupying the
puipet, lie chanced to givo out a hymn,
tlio fifth vorso of wliieli commenced
“Forever let my grateful heart.”
—then adding: “ The choir will omit
tlio”—his words paused, ho coughed
slightly—“fifth verso,” sat down with
something like a nervous hasto. With
curiosity excited nt this conduct of the
minister, the congregation smilod soino
as thoy rend:
“Korover let my grateful heart
His boundless grace adore,
Which gives ten thousand blessings now,
And bids mo hopo for more.”
Two frionds woro dining togothor,
ono of whom remarked: “ats I am go
ing abroad I have made my will, nnd
havo bequeathed to you ray whoio
stock of impudence.” Tho other re
plied: “You are-genorous, as well as
kind; you have* bequeathed to me by
far tho largest portion of your estate.”
“ Away Down Souin in Dixie”.—
Brink Pomoroy has a one-legged sol
dier to play “ Dixie,” in front of Ids
ofllco in New York, upon which said
soldier pays a tax of ten dollars per
anumn to support tho bond-holder.—
Brick desires to keop the people in
mind of the Freedmen’s Bureau, the
standing army, cto., down South—for
all of which, the people havo to pay.
A justice, bettor vorsed in law than
gospel, not long sinco married a cou
ple in this way: “ Hold up your right
hands. You solemnly swear that you
will perform the duties of your office,
jointly andseverally, nccordingto your
best skill and judgment, so help yon
most, nml si
my I111 ’ ‘
lie said, '
Wo naked 1
sire wanted, a
nml more nows t
Wo nsltetl ti motiit
nnd sho said,
Wo asked nil affianced what she
wanted, nml sho replied, “ My chosen
to lio Iruo to mo.”
Wo asked an old man wlmt liewnnl-
ed, and lie replied, “ Best and decent
We asked a working iii:m wlmt he
wanted, nnd ho replied, “ Light taxa
tion nnd a clianco to make a comforta
ble homo for my loved ones.”
Wo asked a New England manufac
turer wlmt I10 wanted, ami ho replied,
“ Legislation nml tariffs to make 1110
rich nt tlio expense of tlio West nml
We asked a Boldicr wlmt he wanted,
nnd I10 said, “ Peace, now that tiio war
Wo asked a man who wns a republi
can what ho wnuted, and ho replied,
“ Office and stealage.”
Wo nslccd a Northern preacher wlmt
ho wanted most to make him Happy,
and ho replied, “ Political influence.”
Wo nsltetl an editor wlmt lie wanted,
nnd ho said, “ I would lie glad, just nt
this time, to reccivo all dues for sub
Down on Town Preachers.—A
Now Albany (Ind.) paper relates how
a young woman became “ down on
town preachers." It says: During
last winter a revival was in prog re
in 0110 of our country chureliPk,> < , n
T, i ffi ° nS i, tl10 r - c, K beautiful
dnnts of the meeting,,- cr lln30phi8ti .
and estimable, ffi.( vhose fricnd ‘ wcr0
cated i omig lf 0 have her unite with
thc cji” eomed, however, reluctant to
..0 so, mid the minister in question
was requested “to talk to her.” This
lie did several tlmfeytPsm occasion
saying in n jocular manner, “Alias M
, if you'll join the church I’llmnr-
ry’yoil,” meaning ho would perform
the ceremony. Tho girl seemed pleas
ed with tlio proposition, and a few eve
nings after caino up to the altar nml
united with tiie church.
Several weeks after tills tlio minister
preached at the church, nr.d nftc
vices met tho young lady. “
said sho, “you know you promised
marry mo if I’d join the church. Aro
you going to do so? I don't want to
wait any longer.” Tlio minister saw
his dilemmn nnd attempted to explain.
“I meant I would perform tiie ceremo
ny," ho said, “that's all. I can’t mar
ry 3 ou myself, for I am already mar
ried, nnd lovo my wifo too much to
swap hor off for nnothor.”
Tlio young lady becamo indignant,*
declnred that slio’d leave tho church,
nnd tlmt sho “ nover did linvo much
faith in those town preachers.” Our
■'■“nlstorinl friend declares that ho will
novci -praiu nso any other than Seri [i-
Sjoin"’To7b'i t r£ lndU00 a y0 " nglally
Nutmegs—Nutmegs n.. t)l0 f ru ;t 0 f
a beautiful treo which grows t,, t |i 0
Molucca Islands, and in tlio other paiv.,
of tlio East. All tlio parts of tlio treo
nro aromatic, hut only thoso portions
of tho fruit called mace and nutmeg
nro marketable. Tlio entire fruit is of
nn ovnl form about tlio sizo of n poach.
Tlio nutmeg is tlio innermost kernel.
It is surrounded by a skin, which, peel
ed off, constitutes tiio raaco of com
merce. Tlio treo yields annually tlirco
crops. Tlio Urst one, which is gather-
cd in April, is tho best. The .others
nrognthcrcd in August and December.
Good nutmegs should bo denso and
heavy nnd free from worm-holes.—
When tlio worm-holes liavo been arti
ficially filled up, tbo feeling of light
ness in tho hand is a moans of detect
ing tho fraud. An attompt lies been
mado to cultivnto nutmegs in tho West
Indies, hut without succoss.
A. Startling Teleoram A young
gciltloman stopped at tho Lanier IIouso
on Thursday ovoning last, nnd regis
tered his namo ns M. B. Kelly, Alaba
ma, nnd in a littlo while afterwards Ire
received a telegram, containing tlio
startling and torriblo nows, that Ids
father nnd mother had both boon mur
dered by negroes that day, and to lm*»
ry back homo. Ho loft yesterday
morning on tho Southwestern road.—
Wo could not- learn tho liamo of tlio
gentleman's postoffioo.—jlfacon Tele
The South American Earthquakes.
—Tlio awful destruction of human lifo
by tho recent earthquake in Eoundor
exooeds anything ovor yet rceoriled
from such convulsions. At Ibarra out
of 16,009 inhabitants, 13,000 wore de
stroyed. In Otovnlo 7,000 out of 10,-
000 perished. In threo cantons con
taining in 1807 05,604, and embracing
tlio two cities abovo mentioned, 43,000
pcoplo woro killed. In Peru tlio de
struction of human lifo wns muoh less,
but in both countries property was all
but nnnihilntcd. Tlio very fnco of na
ture was torn to pieces.
On 1 the Traitor!—General Rosen-
ernns says tlmt when his army was af
flicted with scurvy, ho mado nn appeal
to tlio Northern Governors for vegeta
bles. Tho only ope that responded to
Ids appeal was Horatio Soymonr, who
sent 120 barrels of potatoes raised ou
his own farm. All theso Governors,
oxcept Seymour, woro “ loyal ” patri-