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PUBLinilBD EVERT lATURDAV AT BKE'WSTERS, (ODtbflHitleinB.B.) NEW YORK. HENRt A. FOX, Editor nnd Fabliiher, 0. U. SILLER, Associate Editor. TEXXS: Three M«nthfl, (in ttdTanec) - • 9 .50 AdTortising Terms can be obtained At the offioe, i n the Toim Hall. Brewster Standard. INDEPENDENT IN EVEBYTniNO—NEUTRAL IN NOTHING. VOL. III. BREWSTERS, N. Y., SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 1870. NO. 8, THE STANDARD Job Office Ii veil stDcknd with all tho neeoMAij ijj*c, enrdn, jiAjKr, ink, otr., for etecnting Trith ncntnuRH nud dinpatch nil ordem for Cardg, Circutars^ mil-ITradt, SALilj IN-VITA'J'IOKIS* Orders of Dancinr, fto. Wo rDceiTod tho Premium at the Dan- 1>iii7 nnd Carmd Fairs, 1869 and 70, for tho hpst Bpocimen of Card and Job Printing. Ltttio-Rroechflii. 1A Pike Oovntr Vlaw of Hpmla) ProrMonM.] I ilnn't RO tnncli on roUfffnn, 1 nrvitr niu't Imd no HIIOW ; lint I'vo Kot n niiiMIJTi' tif;1it srip. Sir, Un till) lianilfii) o' lliinpH I know. I (Imrt Jinn ont on ttn^ jiropliotH Anil froo-will, nntl that Horl of tiling— Dilt I Itliore in Ootl and tho anirota, Kror eoncc ono night InHt Hpring. I comn into town with Romo tuniJpa, And my littln Gabo come along— No ftinr-vcarHild in tho rounty OHIM ))('nt hitn for iirctty and Btrong. I'cnri nnd chmpcr and uaHHy, AhvnvK rraav to Hvoar and fight— Aiiil I'd lanit him to rhaw trrbarhcr, Juttt to kccji liiu niilk-ti'cth whil«. Tlic Rnow como down liko a blanket AH I pnBwid bv TnfiRart'fl atoro. I went ui for a jnj; or molaHHOH Anil Ivft tlio loam at tlm door. Tlicv Koiircd at KonicihinK and started— I hrard one little Hfjuall, And licnr-to-HpUt OTIT tlio prairio Went team, LttUe-UroochOB and all. L'C'lo-Hplit ovor tho prairio I 1 wnH aInioHt fnizu witli ttkoor; But wu ronHloil nut 8onio torches, And Marchi'd fur Vm far aDil near. At InKt we Htnick boHHCH and wagon, Hnoneil miller a »(>ft nhitn mound, Up B<it. dead lioat—but of litllo Qaho No liido nor hair wau funud. And hero all hope anarod on mo, or my fellow crittord' aid— I JcHt llopiMid down on my marrow-bones, Crutch-uocp ill tho enow, and proyod. • • • • • Jly thiu, tlio torcliOH was playod-out, And mo and Inrull Parr W<Jit o0 for Homo wood to a ohcop fold Tliat ho Huid was eomonhoro than Wo fonnd it at InHl, and a Utile nliod Wlit-rc Ihcy hhul up tho InmhH nt iiiuht. Wo hMiked iii, and HCCII them huddled thar. Ho warm and ttlorjiy and whit«. And Ihnr, mi UtUe-JlroeirhoM and chirped As iK'art an over you «e<', \I wtint a chaw of tcrhaokor, And lliat'u what'H the matter of me.\ now did ho git thar 7 Angolu. Ho could never have walked in that Btorm. Tliey ji'i^t t*c(>o)ted down and totod liim T\ wliar it WOH n;ife nnd warm. Anl 1 think that Having a little child, And bringing liim to hiu own, IH a denied Might iM'tt^r ImHinens Thau loafing around Tlio Tlironc, THE SUIIALTEKN'S LENNON. Sonic flvo ago years T was a subnitcm in a marching rpgimuut, and quartered In a lurt^ frAiTiKon-town in England. My duties coiUtiHted of the usual round of morning and afti'ruoon iiai-ades, visiting the men's dinners and teas, and other regular work. ID uddifioD to tliis, we had orc;ai*ionally to mount guard, an<] tojiosstwenty-ruuriiourx in 0 Hort of 1iiilf-irn|iriF'ounicnt. It is one of the re^ulationsofthe son'ice that when ofHcers or men arc on guard tlie3'Nhoutd always 1H3 in a state uf ruadi' U08S to ''fall in\ on [mrado at a moment's notice. If you feel very sleepy, and desire rv-fit, you must take it whilst you are hut' toned un to the throat, and strapped down at tlie Iieels; a lounge in an anueliair, or pruhahly a little liorizontal refreshment u|K>n asofa, are thcexteut of rest which an ofliceroii guard is suppmed \o indulge in. Among my hrotlier-suhalterns In garii- bon, it was our usual practice to iiifriugu ution tliis strict letter of the taw; and when tlic jirindpal jtart of our duty, liad IHHJD- acc4)uiplislied,we UKcd to indulge ourselvei^ liy devesting our Iiml>s of their annur, and seeking refi-e^liment lictwecn tlie sheets of a little (-aini>-l>od that was placed in the iuiier guard-room. It wuH (lartof the duties of an ofliccroii guard to vibit all the sentries duriug the night, the time for visithigthem hein^ us- ually an liuur or lio after tho tield-ofUcer had vitiited tlie guard; flic tield-oflicer Ix-iii;: a colonel or major who was on duty for the day, and who came oucc by day and oni^ hy uiglit to visit the guards, nnd to MM> that all was as it should be. There u-as no exact limit to the nmuber of timee that this lield-officer might visit tlic guai'dti, but it was the usual thing and had become almoet a custom, for Lim to come once hv day aud once by night, so that after iue last visit tlie subaltern usually waitt^d an hour or so, walked round the limits of his |K).st. visited all the sentries, aud then turned mtu bed. It was on a hitter cold morning in Janu- ary that my turn for guard caiue on. I marched my men to their iK>st, relierod t^e old guard, aud then, iiaving gone through tlie regular duty aud dined, en- deavored to luss the time until the lield- otUcer bud vii^itod me. The previous even- ing 1 bud Wen at a hall in the town, and in conswiuence was verj' tired and sleepy, aud looked with considerable lunging to the |ieriod when 1 ctiuld rcfi-esb myself by umwhujg and enjoying a good snoore. At length] heajd thewi-lcomechallenge *' Who comes there V whivh won answered hy the response — \ Rounds !\ *' What ixiuuds!\ \Uiitud iiiund«!\and \tiuaid turn out!\ was a signal which 1 willingly obeyed, for I knew that in about one bom- afterwards I should be in the arms of the god of sleep. Slipping on my cloak and cap, aud grasp- ing my Mword, I placed myself in h'uut uf the guaixl, and received the lield~uttici-T, who briedy asked me if all was correct, directed me to dismiss my guard, aud i-uUe oil' without soyiug \tiuod-night u jiixj- coeJiug tiiat 1 thought i-athei' formal, tiiviug duxM3tiouB to the s4-rgeanl to call me in an houi', fur tlie pm-iHuiL' of ^'isitJug the MtulJios, 1 threw myM<lf iuto my unu- cbair, aud tried t o read a nuvol, Tlie time pa.it>ed MTy (juickly, as 1 hud a nap ur two, and the beryeant auou appcttitHJ with u Ibutui'u tu conduct me ruund the tteuti-ics It wan a terrible uigbt, the wind hluw- iug hard, whilst the lOiuw and bleot were driving olung i*ufure it. The theiiuometer was sevurui dcgi-ues LM-1OW froi-^ing aud 1 felt that 1 denervud much from my country fi«r pttrfwuiiug so ooubcieaiUousJy my ui-du- uus duties. 'J'be M'uti'ies weiv vei'y much bcatUueU, and 1 had to walk marly tMO luihti to visit theui alt. 1 aocumplibhoJ my tiuik, howeviJ*, and i-eturned to (he guard- , wheiv 1 treutej mybelf to a still uf ni-ug, and throwing ull' my i-egi- tulh, 1 juiuiHid Intii bed, lucUu^ that 1 'y duburvud the luxury. In a few minutes I was fast asleep, not even dreaming of any of iny fair partners of the ball, hut sound aslcpp. Suddenly I became conscious of a great noise, which sounded like a drum being lioatcn. At first I did not realize my iiositinu, and could not remember where I wan, but at last it flashed across me that I was on guard, and tliat aomcthing wnstho matter. Jumping out of bed, I called to know who was there. The sergeant answered in n great hurry, saying: \ Sir, the neld-ofllccr of the day is coming, and tho guard is turning out.\ I nished to my lK>ot«, pulled them on over iny unRtocked feet; tliruNt my swonl- nrm into my lai^ regimental cloak, which 1 pulled over nie; jammed my forage-cap on my head, and grasping my swonl, lookeil to the outward observer as tUough \ tit for parade.\ I was jtiflt in time to receive tho fleld- olTlccr, who again asked me if my guanl was corrtict. I answered, rather in a tone of surprise, and said—\ Yes, sir, all correct.\ 1 could not imagine why my guanl should bo wited twice, as sucli a proceeding was very unusual, and ]»erhaps my tone seemed to imply that I WAS Kurpriscd. Whether it was that, or whetlicr a trcachorons gust of wind removed the foldsof my cloak, and exhibited tho slightest taste in life of the end of my night-sliirt, I know not; hut the fleld-ofHccr, instead of riding oil'when he received my answer, turned his horse's head in the opposite direction, and said— \Now sir, I want you to accompany me round tho sentries.\ Had he told me that ho wanted mo to accomiiany Inm to the regions Ixrluw, 1 should scarce been more horror-struck, for already I had found tlie change of temi«r- atnre between a warm bed in a wann room and tho outside air; and to walk two mile^ on a windy, frosty niglit, with no raiment Itesides hoots, night-shirt, and cloak, was really suflenng for one's country, and no mistake. I dared not sliuw the 8lighte.st hesitation, however, for fear tho state nf my attire might l>e suxpocted, though I would have given a week's pay to have es- caiHsd for only live miuule«. A nou-com- missioncd ofilcer was ready with a lantern, aud westarted on our tour of ins|>ectioii. The tleld-ofllcer nsked several questions connected with the i>o<(ition and duties of tho sentries, to which 1 gave answers as well ns the chattering of my teeth would IK-nnit me. The most nen-ous work, hijw- ever, was naraing the gaslaniji.s, whicli were plaa'd at intervals of one or two hundred yards. The wind was blowing so frcih that it was with difticulty I could hold my cloak around me, and conceal the absence of my undorparments. Every now and then an extra gust of wind w*ould come round a-comer, and quite defeat all tho precautions which 1 had adopted to encounter the steady gale. 1 managed to dodge in the tihade as much as jiosKible, and mure than once ran the risk of being kicked by the Held-ofHcer's horse, us I simik behind him when the gaslight might have revealed too much. It was terribly cold to )>o sm-e, the wind and snow almust numbing my limbs. I hud a kind of faint ho|>e tliat the lield- oflioer might think that 1 belonged to a Highland regiment, and if he did observe the Kcantineos of my attire, might Indieve that the kitt would explain it. I struggled and shivered on, knowing that all things must have an end, and that my \rounds\ must come to an end before long. But 1 feared that I should not again get waiin during the night. AVe liad nearly completed our torn', and weiv within a mw hundred yards uf the guard-room, when we luissed the field- utliter's quarti-rs. I fondly hujted that he would not pass them, and that be would dif^niiss me at the duor, but 1 wasiutber surprised to see a hluze of light come from the wiudowti, imd to hear the sound of mm-ic. It was evident that there was u \ hojt\ going oil iiuide, and 1 already began to tremble, Utnu a sort of instinct that even worse misfortunes were yet to atti-ud me. My pronionitiuns wetv true, for ujion reaching his door, lay perbccutur, iii quite a cheerful tune, said: *' Well, we've liad u cold tour; you must now come in, aud take a glass of wine, and jwrbajts a waltz will warm you.\ **l'ni i-eally much obliged,\ I hai-tily answered, \but I should not like tu leave mv guaixi.\ '•'Nonsense, nonsense, man; the guaixl will be all right; youwi^/ cume in.\ This \must\ he said in quite a determined tone. 1 felt desperate, and again declared that 1 thought 1 should ho wrong t o leave my guoixi \ I'll take the resiwnnibility,\ wiid the demon; \iw come along;\ suyiiig which, he jji-Uhjxjd my arm, uud almorit dragged me lut* (he poixdi of bis quarters. When we entei-ed the huusL', and were exjKJsed tu the light uf the bull-lamps, 1 fancied I saw a ^light twiukle in the eye of the oUioor, aud I begun to wonder whether he ivully knew of my jaxxlicamuiit, and wihhed to have his juke. He, however, gave uo other intimations that 1 saw. but quickly took oU'hib cloak, and said tjiat 1 hud betti-r do the hame. Seeing me hevi- taU', he said: '-fume, look alive; olf with it.\ Fujthea' itjmtiiihtrunce, I found, would be usc'lebs, so I liul t hi'iv WUb uu help foi' me but u full coiiTetasiou. Suiumuuiiig my comiigi^v aud feuiing t^ hetiitute, 1 blui-ted out: '•Oolunel, I've no tixtubu* un.\ *' The deuue yuu huvuu't!\ he said. *' Well, you'd beitur go and put them uu, aud then uome heiv us souu us |iu6sible, aud have a glass of sumethiug warm.\ 1 rutJiud out of his quorU-rs, liulf deter- mined nut tu ]'et.uru. I wub lully awake now, uud sUiviirud like a half-divwueddug; but Uu suuuui' had 1 di-ebbed myM^lf, than the uuluntJ's t>urvuut cjuuc over to uy that a quuUriUe wa^ waitmg foi' me. 1 determined tu put u bold face in ihe mutlui-, uud entcjud the diuwiug-ioum, whole a iiarty of about lifty hud u.->t>embled. It wub eviduut by the titlu'b uf the young ladit*! the gi'iu« uf the uuu, aud tUc sub- dued amilcs of the dowagers, that my atory wa*! known. The colonel had told it n/ia good joke to tlie midor, who had whispered it to his wife; slio had breathed it into tho ear of two of her friends, and in about ton min- utes every person in tho room knew that a yonng subaltern had unwillingly gone bis rounds in his night-sliirt. As long as I stnid in tliat garrison, I was standing joke. When tho girls saw me. they always looked away and smiled, unci it seemed as impossible for me to obtain a KorioiiR answer from any of them as for a clown to preach a sermon. They even seonicd afraid to dance with me, fearing, vfi I aftcrwanls hcanl, to look at my legs, Icct I might be deficient in some article of rai- mont. I soon cxchnnged and wont into another regiment; and years anerwanls heard my ovvn adventure related in a crowded room, all tho details of tho story being tnic except the nome of tho |)crformer —my misfortune having l>oen attributed to an unfortunate fellow who died in India. I never wont t o bed on guard after that night ^^^^____^^^ (lull llanilUan Dcnoiuicf^ ho\\% NklHa. The following is tho oonelnsion of D lively article by Gail Hamilton : And hem come the costiuners aud flaunt hmg skirts in our faces onoo mnn*. Do I bbuno the costniuors ? Not I. They linve their living to get, and mu^t invent or S4>leet cuntinurdly. Diit if the women of this country, hnving oneo tasted tho freedom of short dresses, shnll bo uieaii- spirit^-d ouough to go into long ones again nt the tUctato of any costtmior lunlcr tho aun, tliey have tliomselvoa nud noltody else to blnme. A pretty thing it will l>n for them to talk about making laws, if they have not sensu enough nnd spirit to keep out of tho mud. A line thing to b e a i*opublican sovereign when ynii hnvo not iudepciidenco enough to resiHt tlio flat of a foreign tyrant ns to tho cut of 3'our gown ! For here is no nucs- tion of thinking or nut thinking nbont your dross. You can walk just as well with tliroi> flduneeK as with none, but n long ilress interforoH with tli,\\ energios, the netivities, the safety nnd tho health of every day. A long dress in tho stroot UKUuiM ineonvcnieneo, untidiness, dis- comfort, wast*', indolcuee, repression, cnimpcd minwdus, anbordinntion and slaver^'. If women roin^'est tliemselvtw in trading skirta they doservo nil tlie evils whi(>h limy befidl them. If women ro- linnuish tlieir short suits, may their huKnanda tyrannize over them aud abuse them fonn'er! I^Iuy tho women's rigbta women bo for- ever finved to see men legishito and women Hit still I l^Iay tlio anli-women's rights women bo force.! t o vote at the polls nnd U\ serve in the jury-box I May liusba'ndB ever control all tho income of their wives, nnd may wives be forever disabled from disposing of their own property! May the eoui-ts always have tlie ])ower of iJispossesKing a mother of her child, and im]M>sing upon i t a gimrd- iunshiii fnreigu to her will! Htiy Bridget in the kitchen priek tlio jdus with her hair-pin, and John Chinaman moicl^'n the i>i<>cniKt from his muuth ! May Mr. ThtmiiiK Niist iwrtray tlm Coming Woman doing geneml housework, and Dr. Nutliun Allen c^mtinue to imblish in the reliKioiiB uewBpai>ei-s ehoerfid statis- tical articles on the decrease of the {mjiu- lation of New England ! May Laura ev(>r IM) obliged to jiave the way to Froderiek's ]>urse with toothsome viands, and uever know what it is to be joint ti<»vorcigu of the wouuui's kingdom, and never know that there wa^ a wonmu's kingdom ! May bcwing-miu'hines be lm>ken past remtMly, aud rufHcs c<mie in like a flood, ujid men weou* beveu bosoms to ouo ahirt, uiid tlie bosom faetorii'a stop work, aud all tlie laundries dry up! Muy womcu reeeiv** oue-ijuui'ter the wogeu of meu, and do tmc^' tlio work, aud kid gloves go u\i to five dollars ii piur. uud tear out on the Ijiu^k of the hiuid the tirat time they are l)ut on ! In sliort, may women be held a sub}e<^t race wheu they t^hidl Ixave ]>rovod tliemselvea uue, aud bo OIlprolitH^d mid spoiled evermore ; for they will surely doEerve it if they go back to the ItH^ks and oiuona of Egj-pt uftt^r having eaten the mauuu aud quails of the Promised Ijoud. Tii£ AHEUICAN AI[BUX.AKC!E COUFB.—A Paris pBj>er buys UeneriU Truehu visitt^d the Ami-ricuu Aiubuluuoe COIJJS, uud eX' ]>resiMid himself ]R>rfeetly satisfied with the admirable arraugemeut of everythiug. uud with the uttt-'ufion hivishiHl upuu the wounded. He diHij-ibuted amoug the latter five erobses of the Legion of HuU' or, uud Bome uulitury m<^dals. (ji'iicrul Trochu's utteuLion was euUed t o t>everal very iuteresting aurgicuj uwieij. The American 1 suei^ossfuUy pj-uetiae the re geuerutiuu uf hunoK iusteud of umjiutu- tlou, aud uow theii' AuibuluntUj cuutuins two woimdtMl meu who would itertaiidy huveditnlor lust a limb if tJie old sur- gical pnu'tiue bud bot-u udher&d t o ; they arc iu full cou\'aIiMH'Uoe uud ifgeucj-a- tiou of the bones which wtire Khuttered by the enemy's balls. Auothw waa wuuudud by u bull, whieli, ultei' huviug bi-ukeu the ueek of the femur, made it^ i>xit through the lli^. 'i'liuul;s to the AmiTicau sykiem, tJLie Ii-uctui-od j«ui is iu oouTHe uf regeuerutiun, uud the wouuded uuldier will ebcajHt huucuebs ; the injured limb ib about ouo iiiuh ahurUi' thuu the other. A ta'ATiuiii u^eut ut lii-adiurd, Indiana, on the Lufuyette uud (.'ludiiuulJ Uuil- road, wus bo much exeitod by tiie up- Ijxoueh of the boutlxexu-buuud express ti'uiu, u few days tuuiH.', thut he placed a revulvd' to IUN heud uud blew u portion of hiti akuU ulT. WK have uu right t o apeui evil of any uue, oi' t o ivpuii any huim of him, uu muttw- Low fine the report may be, un- kiws wu have a juat uud beiievwiuut uud iu \Xitv . The Rccnnd Uprlshigr In Prnxfita. Mr. E<lwnrd King writes t o the lloston Jnvrnnl from Mains, Frnssia. Tho de- parture of troops still continues, and tho men now going up aro an yonng and halo aa thoso I saw just after the war was dc- clnrod. They ore nearly nil Prussians, and g o to the work with a will. Yestonlay I was delayed nt tho stntion, from which I wishotl to start for Frankfort, for two honra, watching tho deimrtnrc. Long trains were making up witli most nmr\'cl- Icms rapidity. Tlio cars were marked \Palais lloynl,\ \The Tnilerics,\ and \ By Orande Viteaso to Paria.\ I think tlietv must have 1)cou an extmordiniiry imiwtun Paris-ward given to tho home forces, to loail to such activity. The bugles sounded in the stations, and the men pualiod to tho train with cheers. Many wore of the Lnndwchr, whom the French suppose to bo aged and infirm. The some perfect equipment marked fliem all. Thero was also a very largo delegation of ofHcora wlw were wounded at Hednn and were returning to tho war. Most of them testified heartily to the superior merits of the ebusw'pot, OH com- pared with tho needle-gun, and confirmed the current report Omt a very largo num- Iwr of PniBsian troops now nao the French arm. These ofRcers spoke witli nnivcrsQl contempt of the management of tho French nt Sedan. They wero also very intnh>rcnt, and anything aaid in favor of tho Froneli at oneo exeit<*d their suspic- ion. Most of them were also very indig- nant against England, and many were not at all choice in their langungo eon- ccniing Albion. Tho wounded encumber tho trneks so much that it is idmoNt as diflleult to move ns during tho fli-st week of the war. At Cologne tbeciistom-himflG, where travel- lers* tnmks are usually examined, is entirely monopolized by a hospital, and ladies who come to suporiiit^uid tlio o])ening a Imlf-naked man's arm or leg. Tho beds here are very extemiwre— nothing more than mere sacking thrown oil the floor, and here tho men lie for n few hours after they are brought in, and ere they nro tnuisferred to their homes or comt'ortjible hosjiitids. Tho wounded aro everywhere, and tho Geriuana now a^lniit that their losses have been much heavier than they were a t first willing to allow. A ('huruel«r hi Florida. A letter fnmi a corre8|Hindent in Plorithi t<'Ils a story of a hardy iierson : Mr. E. is a sort of prince among Uic Koufheni farmers, the riehcst man in this region ; has somewhat less thau 1000 nvrviH under eidtivatioii and several huudrod in wild lauds, over which, and for thirty or forty mili's around, bin 1,500 or 2,(XX> hejul of cattle mngo at will and fatten upon the uild grass. His brethren look up to him as the P'lragon of excellence, whose opinions on all matt<trs ore as good as law, uud his word is as good as liia Iwnd—geuer- ons, hospitable, whole-soulMh He is truly w*orLliy of the high regard i n which he IS held, and yet this man, iu style, dress, numner of life, lives as rough as the roughest. As ho wits iinsHing my house a few eveniugs siuee I huited lihn nnd urged him to stop with ns, us.a dark, heavy thunder nhower was approaching, but he declined, saying, \ \N'hat do I cam for the rain V You see me with my flannel shirt and itunts only, und my long boots iu tlie stiriDi). Thus, witlicmt blanket or other covering, I often, when huut- iug (tattle or the wild beoHt, wheu night overtakes me, tie my horse t o a tree aud lie down iu a i\ry pluce if I readily find one, but frequently I found myself well drenchwt with rain and mud before morning. But what do I care for tlie ruin ? I never fear it I never get siek, aud never suffer; good night, air;\ and ofl galloiied this hui-dy ajKui- men of HoutJiem ehivab-y amid bright flashtm of lightning, htuivy rolling tliuuder, luid torrt^uts of rain, ]>riding himself on exi>osuro aud loug cudur- ouce. A CbiuoKC Kxn-utlvu. A naval officer visiting Canton, thus, in G<mi Worth, desiMibes un exee.ntiou which h e clmnoed to witness ue^r the city: The exi»euti(»u-gi-ound consists of u lune outside the »ity wulls, uud about two miles from the Fuotories. It is euclobed by the bucks of houses, nnd has u dour ut ouch eud to keep the mob out. While tukiug a sketch of this ground from the top of a oaj*ponter's shoiJ, our iuformuut heurd u groat uuise iu the sti'eet below. A purty of (.-hiuese were eiirrj'iug iu iHJople for execution. The prisouerii, who hud tiieii- urmu tiud behind th(>ir luu'-ks, aud their tuils twisted in a knot ut the io\t of their hewls, were curried in baskets, tiitcliod out on the ground, aud then arranged in four rows knueliug. As soon us the ehiief mamhuin uj'iivttd the work of diiuth lie-gun, uud the four executionejv, whoMj ussistuiitM eiiuugod tiieJr awords ut vwry fouilh htroke, cut uiS the headB of uixty-eight jiruple in four minutes. The heads ure thrown into u ti'ough, Ub u wuming to iiussers-by, but their' liiends may, if they pluuhe, ehiim the bodius. The clothes are bunded over to the oxe- cutiouei-s us u perquisite, aud they ulso udd to theii- gains, by eimumiug two buditis into one coMu, being ullowod eightoitnjjouee for ouch coiUn buppliod. The number uf poople oxeeutod yuuiy at Cuutonib between 2,000 uud 3,000 ; bunie- tinies uu muuy uu IU) are executed ut uuw time. A (.iEuwAN, wriliug from HMz, saya: '• Lot nobody expout to win tlie sympu- thiits of tliese puujde fur gtuierutiuua to oome. They bub.- usxuuie inteuM'Iy thuu tXie Freneh jjupulutiou jutiixir, uud if Meiz ruuuuus Gej'mun, only un iiXAii rule will be possible hejv. JCvi-ry foj-lxiur- unoi^ uud niilduc/is would be 'uusuudej- utood, and Kuud duuU would tuU on atony gru uud.\ Soclply ond Fflshion. Alaska sables arc distreasingly fashion- able. Loocd boota aro taking tho place of buttonod. Postilion waists aro moro in fashion than over. Cliat«laino braids of hair aro displac- ing chignons. The gypsy Iiat With a low crown is tho hat of tho spjiflon. Vultures' feathers are much worn tliis Winter by young lailies. Suits of the same color in different materials aro both elegant nnd popular. Queen Victoria ami daughters have four special dressmakers between them. Paasemonferic and fringes will bo gen- erally adopted as tho season advances. Senl-skiu will b e worn as much as over this Winter by Imth ladies and gentlemen. Tho French fashion of living in flata is becoming every day moro popular hero. Dress materials for this Winter aro extremely rich botli in color nnd texture. With caslunere suits, muffs of the same material, trimmoil with ostrich, aro tie riff Iter. Scotch Hnscy of a Iwttlc grocn color is the moat popular weather costume for Indies. Ceriso and amber silks, with black loco over, aro much worn for dinner drosses this season. Silk nnd velvet aro used in almost equal jiroportion iu tho fabrication of ladies dresses. English calfskin gloves of chalk slate color, long and two buttoned aro now worn for demi-toiletto. Hows of cherry or garnet silk cut on the bias nnd fringed at the edge nro more fushionablo than ever. llraently at a metropolitan wedding, the bridegroom was so happy that ho kissed all tho bridesmaids. Pretty belts, witli postilion sash ends and lnpj>els in front, simulating a vest front, aro liocoming very popular. The most fashionable colors for dres- ses are bottle green, olive green, maroon, plum color, gnmot brown, and dark lirown, nnd dark blue. An effort is being made t o introiluce white silk waistcoats for gentlemen's full dress. Plain block however, stands up for the vested rights. In fine weather a ]>ieco of i>lain or dotted black net is now worn folded around tho neck, in tho snmo way blue vails wero worn hist s<'a8on. A new dress material is called Velours Imperial. Notwithstanding its name, it has no velvet iu it, but oonsists of stripes of heavy ribl>ed silk luid satin. The fushionablo colors for street wear this Wintor aro violet dovoque, slate blue, bottle groen, tun, and nasturtium. Importance of Sleep. The cry for rest bus idways Itcen louder than tho cry for food, not that it is more important, but l)ce4mse it is often harder to g<'t. The Iwst rest comes from scmnd sloop. Of two men or women, other- wist' (^{ual, the one who sloejis tlie liost will be the most morul, healthy and effi- cient. ShK>|) will do mueh to cure irritability of temjter, pcvishness, uneasi- ness. It will euro iiiHunity. It will rcstoi'o to vigor an ovei-workeil brain. It will biiUd U]> aud make strong a weary iKMly. It will do much to cure <li6i>epsia. It will relieve tho languor aud prostration felt by consumptives. It will cure hyxto- J ehondria. It will euro the blues. It will cure the he-udache, It will cure a broken sjiirit. It will cure sorrow. In- deed, we might make a long list of ner- vous moliulies that sle^^p will cure. The cure of sleepli'ssm'ss, however, is not so easy, particularly in tliose who carry heavy responsibilities. Tixo habit of sliiejiing w*ell is one which, if brokeu up for any length of time, is not easily re- gaiuod. Often a severe illness, treated by powerful drugs, so deranges the uervous system that sleej* is uever sleei) —is uever sweet afterwords. Or j>erhuXMi, long coutiuued watchfulness jtroduoes tiro sume efl'ect Or hard study, or too little exerciucs of tho muscular sybtcm, or tea aud spirit drinking, ond tobacco using. To break up the hubit are re- quired : First a good, dean XH-AL Soooud, sufficieut exercises to produce weariness, and pleasant oooui>ation. Third, good air, und uot too wurm u room. Fourth, freedom from too much care. Fifth, a clean stoiuuch. Sixth, u chtor couacience. Seventh, avoidumni of stimulants aud norooticH. For thostf who aro overwork- tid, haggard, uervous, who pass blintpless nights, we oouuueud the ad'jptiou of bueh habit« us will S4«ure sleep, other- wiht! hfe will be short, and what there iu of i t uudly imjierfoot.— Bot/'i JoumaL Ult nnd WItMloni. A Toronto gentleman is in prison for practising nt his neighbors' door knobs with a revolver. Tlint which is great or splendid is not always laudable, but whatever is Inuda- bio mmjt be groat. Mittens are to bo tho style this winter. Generous yonng ladies give them to their gentlemen friends. Tho hcighth of a Pi Tito's ambition is to marry a woman with a winter's store of dried gm«8hoi)pers. A printer out west, who.so first won happened to lio a vary shori., fat littln fellow, named him Brevier FuUfnco Jonos. ^ \My dear sir,\ said a eandidide, ac costing a w*ag on the day of tho eleetioui \ I nm very glad to see you.\ \ You nood not IM;—I have votod.\ A dish-wnshing maclnno has been in- vented at Xenin, Ohio. It doesn't insist on \receiving company \ two or three evenings a week, never blows up the \missus nnd is altogether more tmcta- blo than tho nnpatcntod variety of dish- washer, which it is intended to suiicr- s^de. Youthful Swell—\ Now, Cliarloy, yon aro just in timo for breakfast; hnve a cup of cofr»H3!\ Lmiguid Swell fprob-• ably in n Government office).—\Tbnnksl No I I assure yah, my de-nii fel-hdi ! if I should take a oui> of coffee in the morn- ing, it would keej) me awake nil day. — Punch. A physician in IJonver Dam, Wiscon- sin, was lUTCsted for whijiping his wife, and was required to give lumd to keep tho i)eace. On his reiurn home, ho tore down his sign, and swore that ho would not pnictico in a town wiiero the author- ities knew bett^^r than ho did wiint Vtiis^ good for bis wife. One of the Oldtown Indians and his wife, a Yankee girl, aro selling baskets in tho vicinity of bewiston, Me. The girl has n neat and tidy api>enrance, siiy.s sho likes the Indinn mode of life better than thnt of the white man. She inakes Imau- tifiil baskets, andeureJi the fur which her Indian husband brings down with his rifle. Scene nt a meeting in Preston, Eng- land : \ Tak thi hat off,' said one feUow in the crowd to another in front of him. \ What for ? \ \ Why, aw cannot we.\ \Well if awtak my hat off thou'll bo worse off tlian ever. My yare in thir- teen inches long, and it st.indH uj> straight. I'vo put my hat on to koe]i i t down.\ A man who wanted to buy n horwj uskt^l a friend how to ttdl n horse's age. \By his teeth,\ was the reply. The next day the man went to a Imiiie dealer, wlio showod a sjdeiidid black horse. The horse-hunter o|)en»'d tho animarsniniith, gave ouo glance, and lunictl on his heel. \I don't want him,\ said he, \he's tliirty-two years old.\ Ho had couufeti the teeth I Just as a traveller was writing his name on tho register of a Leavenworth hot*-] n bed-bug ui)i>enri^'d and took it« way IU'HJKH tho page. The uian punsetl, and re- marked : \I've been bled by St. Jon flcus, hitU'ii by Kansas City sjuderH, uiid iuterviewed by Fort Scott grayljuckN ; but I'll be shot if I was ever iu a plac«! where the bed-bugs looked over the hotel register to fiud out where your room was !\ OoccTATiON.—What a glorious thiug is oeeu]>atiou for the humim bejui 1 Those who work hard wldom yield to reid or fiuieied borrow. Wheu grief situ down, fold its hands, aud mournfully feuds uj>un its own tejirs, weaving the dim shadows thut a httle exertiou might bwiH-p away into u funerul JMUI, tlie ationg sjiirit wiu> bhorn of its might, and sor- row bevomes our musti'r. When troub- les flow ujxju you dui*k and houvy, toil uot with the waves, und wrestle uot witli the tui'x'ent; rutliei' stx-k by ooeu]»utiun tu divert the dai'k water's thut thrimteu to ovurwhidm you iutu u LhouHiud ehuu- uels, whitth tho duties of lifi- uluuys pre- buut B?lore yuu dieam of it, those water's will feililize tJUe iireuent and give birth to fri'sh flowers, thut will boeome pure uud holy iu the bunahiue which jxinetruteb to the liutb of duty in upite uf vwiiy obutuule. Grief, uXii-r ull, is but a bidfish fotling, und most lieliibh iu the luuu who yields hinihtiU tu the iudul- ffttuoe of uuy pubbiuu whiuh brings uo joy tu hie fi-Uow-iuuu. 'J'he C-umbiidf^e Ciuvuick says Uxut the young ludy who \thought bhe would h#vv diud \ iu uow aujuyin^f ^oud IwulUi. AN OFFEB.—An occeutiie i>liihuithro- pistin Pawtocket, U. I., bus prepared a cireh't of sixty-six twenty dollar gold gold jiieces, unsweriug to tlie number of days hetwiK'u Thuiikt<giviiig nnd his birtliduy, which oci-ui-s on the yist of Janimry, IH71, and ofl'ers it with a ehoi'k of S'i.liOO aud a \aseamleiis gurment,\ after tlie Biblicid palt<'rn, to the forlu- uute iH-'rson who shall give, within the sixty-six days, the solution of the cele- brated riddle of Sampson ; found record- ed iu the book of Judges, xiv., 11 : \Out of the eater camo foiih meut, and out of the atroug came forlli swtH'tuesK,\ the solution to have the sume meiining aud ajqilieatiou which be gi\-<'s it. The field open to ull, und any one can sub- ject his or her bolutiou Ut the test, by carefully writiug it out aud si'ndiiig it through tho mail t4j \ Uncle Sam's Son, Puwtucket, B. I.,\ who is sujiposed to be Mr. Dorscy, llio prisonei-'s friend. MiTirnoNs CAITI-HED.—Tho uumlicr of fortrobses uei^ed by the tiermuiis is, remarks a Bi'i'liu oori'esiJondeut, uni>re- eedented, und so are the si>oils obtaiutMl. Uj> to o few days ago the tulul of the uriillery taken uiuuuutcd t o 3,(i03 gmis, and 150 mitnullem-a. Nearly 000,000 Chusbeix>ts, some ninety eagles uud stundmds, &e., huve likewise chuugod hands, the whole uf tlie military bouly being already tariimutod ut betwotu bO,- UOU.OOU aud 100,000,000 fnuica. A KKMAitKAjm couple live iu the lower edge uf Puluski county, (ieurgia. They huve been miu'riud twtJvi' yeaj-s, uud lutvo oighttwin htadthy, robust ehildi-en. The two eldest were boru tJic fiist two ycois after thiir luuriiu^^c, uud SUKH; tlu'n they huve bod eight ]iuii'b of iwiun biun to them. The mobt remarkable feuture iii tltut the childruu axe ull stout und heultliy. WuKN the Hindoo priest is about, to liuptize uu infant, he utters the fidluw- iug beuutiful beutimeut: \ Little buby, tiiuu euttu'ebt tlie wuJ'ld woeping while ull urouud time tuuih.'. Contrive bu to live thut Uiuugh muyewtdejHU'i iu auului, whileuU urouud thut- weep.\ Tiu: AreJibihdioii of WosLmiuater has ruud iu ull the ('uthohc uhurtdies in Lun- dun u muuiiubtu deuuuuciug thw ituliun ououjjutiun of Itume uu a Ltiuibuuublu uud auuriiugiuub uot, and uuu bubvuruivo 'uf iug>-MiUty.

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