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   Union, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1865, Georgetown, Delaware                               55 II. Kclltor. EVERY MORNlVfl AT au-l f OF AUK. 1 ii lines i ADYLJKTIStNO r or.e I insert: >n. SO 50 0 25 2 50 U Oil 25 00 six one jear, Larger advertisiuents filling oae-fourth, one-half, hrpe-fxiurth-i or a whuio column will he taken at rates, ami bo made the subject of special "T BAUGH'S IJONK SBPffl-PBOSPIiTElFUK BATJGH SOUS, M INTFALTV FtKRX iV.ol'F'.I KTIMP, Store No. 20 South Delaware Are. I'illl.ADKI.l'HIA. EEDlTluN IN i'illCE After thi.-, -l.iti-. ,1-ou- t'-.c price c, BmigrlrM Kun Hour Phosphate >vii! In I" per L'H''I' ,-eiits per VOL. 62. GEORGETOWN, DEL., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1865. ttetfclg WHOLE NO. 114. The Matron Year. Tko l I. Ir our forest pathway study, own upon the breeze; KAKI.Y hcrivv that ma Rc-Rir: rustly ii 3'enr is I'a'liiit: like a stately lailv Win, lays asiiio bcr ynnthf'.tl vanities Yet. wl.i'.e the momury of her licauty lingers, ear the livery of the old, -.fi tu paint with fruuty flnsers wiib kues uf crimson anil gold. The Haunted ship a True far as it Goes. She onnnot u Aiituinn cu Some ir. e matron's voice fillc.J all tho hills ith. full toned iiiufic, th and vnl'eys i ICUYOB wero their OPUT.- a.- c BAt Oil'S Hi? now 1 i-i-n I50X1-: PHOSPHATE f-.c BAUGH SONS, S L'.-l.nv.iro Aivnup. I'llll.ALlKl.l'IHA. whi'.e n w, in forest ilell.t and garden alloys, A ri-cdy at CTO sung uL n'liict imcs, tou, when sunlight tho morn- iny, A carnl hursts from sonie half nnkcd tree, A? if, :ier slnvv hut sure deamicnco scorning, She woke again tho oKlen tueluily. JLI. M'ith odorous May-birds, afreet ai vouthful plea- She made her beauty bright and debonair ru.w, earth no tlnral treasures, Aiul Twines no fur thu matrons hair, .Still c.i n she not surrender is her .Inipery eren now liuki jrirplc, groen, inwrought with every splen- (i..r, Aud grupcs in garlaml-? ou her brew Caution to Farmers. .ila win) cull thtm.-o'i MORO PHILLIPS' III. I In Juno she us tufla of f ilifj with the ivtl I beo'd m-tnotone, And, whan the earliest bloum was and Olfercd us sweeter scents from fields mown. Now, uphuid orchards yield, with laugh- clover, new- KIPKR iiK.vi IM: i.Mfi: PIIOSPH.VTK K D QY LINK, i a: my i Lv; Xo. 27 -Vortli Front St., Philit. II BOH I: is I i Rultimorr. Ar.J lira I'ilc.l Kr_- Kir.g. Mhnn Her kncli .-hall The Ma Ht-r As or.o ml l :1 bonr.tj- to the "groaning 'ns go creeping after, sheaves of of goldon-beardotl IV. T tvi ive and life arc clinging, y ovcry wall, o New Your "T iii-r stainles-i Imriiil pall. [T-uilly nml sedately. out-ringing r. ivh i ha- such largess given, still and iier presence stMely, 1, sing Karih fast to Arnold. with I'iU I tho ver the l MORO PHILLIPS. ALLEN NEEDLES' IMPROVED SUPER-PHOSPHATE OF LIME- Manufactured ONI.V them at their AGPJCULTI.'UAL WORKS. PHILADELPHIA. 4th.- clc. r their kn-.vr, Only tho si.-a in On'.y the nai Only the wild v Ovor the n. ALIEX NEEDLES. 42 S. 11 ,V. Xt. Firit above Chc.-tuut.) I'lIiLADKU'lIIA. no as can K.Y11MEUS TAKE TASKER Tho following narrative is by Washing- ton Irving. It is not included in his col- lected works, anil therefore will be new to most of our readers The world abounds with ghost stories but it is exceeding difficult to get thjm at first hand that is to say, from persons who have actually seen the ghosts this may be the reason why they have fallen into some discredit with the dubious. I oucc. however, heard a story of the kind one came within an ace of being an eye-witness, and who believes in it most earnestly. He was a worthy captain of the sea, a native either of Nantueket or Mar- tha's Vineyard. I forget which at any rate, a place noted for its breed of hardy mariners. I met with him in the ancient city of Sevcllo, having anchored with his brig in the Guadalaquiver, in the course of a wandering voyage. Our conversation, one day turned upon the wonders and adventures of the sea; when he informed me that, among his rnul- tifnrious cruisings, he had once made a voyage on board of a haunted ship. It was a vessel that had been mot with, drift- ing half dismantled, and with flagging sails, about the sea near the Gulf of Flori- da, between the mainland and the Baha- ma banks. Those whoboarded her found her without a living soul on board the hatchways were broken open; the cargo had been rifled; the decks fore and aft were covered with blood the shrouds and rig- ging were smeared with the same, as if some wretched being hail been massacred as he clung to them; it was evident that tho ship had been plundered bv pirates, and to all appearance, the crew had been mur- dered and thrown overboard. The ship was taken possession of by the finders and brought to Boston, in .New jMiglnnd; bst the sailors who navigated i her into port declared they would not make sueh another voyage for all the iu 1'crti. They had been harassed the whole way by the ghosts of tho mur- dered crew who at night would conic up the companion-way, and the forecastle, rua up the shrouds, station themselves on the yards and at the mast-heads, and appear to perform all the duties of .1 ship. As no harm had resulted from this ghastly seamanship, the story was treated lightly, and the vessel was fitted out for another but ready for sea, no Bailors could begot ready to embark in her. She lay fur some time in boston har- bor, regarded by the superstitious seamen is a fated ship and there she might have rotted had not the worthy captain who re- lated to me the Blory, undertaken to com- mand her. He succeeded in getting some hardy tars, who stood less in awe of ghosts, to accompany him. and his broth- in-law sailed with him as chief mate. When they got fairly to sea, the hoV goblin crew began to play their At night, there would be the deuce to pay in the hold; such racketing aud rummag- ing, as if the whole cargo was overhauled, bales tumbled about and boxes broken; and sometimes it seemed as if the ballast was shifted from side to side. All this was heard with dismay by.the sailors, and even the captain's brother-in-law, who ap- pears to have been a very sagacious man, was exceedingly troubled at it. As to the captain himself, he honestly confessed to me that he nevsr saw nor heard anything; but then he slept soundly, and when once asleep was hard to be awakened. Notwithstanding all thsse ghostly va' garies. the ship arrived at the destined cud of her voyage, which was one of the South American rivers under the I captain proposed to go in his boat to a town some distance up the river, leaving his ship in charge of hi.s brother-in-law. I lie latter s.-tid he would anchor her oppo- site to an island in the river, where he could go on shore at night, and yet be ou hand to guard upon her; but nothing could tempt him to sleep on board. The crew all hwore the same. The caplain could not reasonably object to such an ar- rangement; so the ship was anchored op- posite to the island, arid the captain de- parted on his expedition. For a time all went well; the brother- in-law and his sagacious tor.ira.des regulrr- iy abf.ni'.oncd the ship at nightfall and arc opp.--uil to any at- j slept on shore the ghosts then took coiu- ny It bo- j niand. and the ship remained a.s quietly ai. folding doors of a anchor as though she had been manned by living bodies, irisfad of hobgobling spir- its. One nigh I, however, tlie captain's brother-in-law was awakened by atremen- dious storm. He hastened to tho shore. The spa was lashed up in foaming surges rain (-line down in thunder followed. It was one of those .sudden changes only known iu the tropics. 'flic captain's brother-in-law cast a rue- ful a! the poor tossing and laboring ship. He saw numbers of uncouth beings busy about her, who were only to be dis- cerned by the (lashes of lightning or by anything from the underwriters, who rare- ly insure accidents from ghosts. Such is one of the nearest chances have ever had of getting to the fountain head of a ghost story. I have often since regretted that the captain should have been so sound a sleeper, aud that I did not see hi.s brother-in-law. Phil Foster's Wedding. Phil Foster, gentlemen, is about the best looking, plain sailing, fair dealing young fellow, that Philadelphia has got in the staple aud fancy dry goods line. Not such an urchin either, Phil, two, or thereabouts. Old enough to keep a bright lookout to windard you know. "Well, it was about the third day, I uess after I began drifting about the city, Phil, said to me "Bol me an e: i, my dear fellow, I want you to do favor." "Ay, aye, Phil, I am with jou to the last timber-head. What is it "Why I want you to stand up with me, Bob." "Certainly, Phil. I'll do Yes I'll stand up with you, and back jou against Hold on, Boil" Phil. all "No, halloa! Mr. Seward's Aceonntof the Attack upon Him. AN INTERESTING STORY. The American London heard ard give the following account of thei own sensations at the time of the attempted _.. In the autumn of 1857 I f .e American correspondent of The days in a county parsonage, -on SjHctator wrttes that he recently Sunday morning Sew- wife received a letter, which I assassination. Mr. Frederick Seward said that on stepping from his bedroom into the passage and seeing the assassin, he merely won- dered what he was doing th led him to account. On his ______ fellow's endeavors to pass iuto Mr. ard's room the assassin drew a revolver, which he presented at Mr. Frederick Sew- ere, and On his resisting interruptcd. '-You don't understand. I am going to get married, and wait you to act as groomsman." "All the fame, Phil, I am wilh But who is the bride Any acquaintance of mine you know her like a breeze. It 'is Mrs. Annie Irwin." "What, the dashing, charming little black-eyed widow witch, whose husband was killed in some of the babies down South? Yes, I know her, She is a Philadelphia angel, that is nert to one of the heavenly sort; Phil, how long has her husband been dead t" not long enough for Annie to grow gray overhisgravc, fifteen months, I guess. But then, you see Annie ha: tain Jim ea.1- remembered, took place in a few seconds. Mr. Frederick Seward's first thought was. 'That's a navy revolver.' Ths man pulled the trigger, but it only snapped, and his intended victim thought, 'That cap missed fire.' "His next sensation was thatof confusion and beingupon the floor, resting upon his right arm, which, like his father's jaw, was barely recovered from a bad fracture assassin had felled him to the floor with the but of the put his iiand to his head and finding a hole there, he thought, 'That cap did not miss fire after all.' "Then he became insensible, and re- mained so for two days and more. His first indication of returning consciousness was the question. 'ITavcsyou got the ball after which he fell off again into a comatose condition, which was of long continuance. "On the very afternoon of the day when Mr. Lincoln was assassinated, .Mr. l-'red- Muscular Story ofBish- op Selwyn. In the autumn of 1857 I spent a few and on the the pastor's .er, which her tittering told us must be a tit-bit, "Ah, exclaimed she, "here arc clerical Joiiv's PUBLISHED IVHBT FRIDAY KOttKISO GVorjeloton, DtlfnOTf. TERMS OP StfiSCHIPTION: )JIE Copt-, 8NE S-EAB, (payment invariably in DNE corv payment at tie close of the year, FOH i CLCB OP TKN COPIES to one address, TWE.ITY COPIES to one address, payment in advance as above, above rates will be carried out for largef clubs, and in addition we will send a copy paper gratis for one year to the getter up of a clab of fifty. 04 2 JO 13 00 Si If exactly to your taste." Tl 1C writer, a la- announced, dy in "a distant country, narrated that there had lately come into the next par- ish a new vicar a very fine youugman. who tllat llc had himself wri at school had no superior either in Greek intended to admit i or iu boxing, and who at the university A LITERARY BITER Fields a London bookseller, is known for hjjf wonderful memory and knowledge of En-'- nsh literature. It is said that, when any author in the neighborhood is at a loss for a partieular passage, he irors at once down to the "book store" the desired infor- mation. One day. at a dinner party a would be wit, thinking to puzzle Mr. 1'ields and make sport for the company, prior to Mr. Fields' arrival, ttcn sonic poetry, it to Mr. Fields aa At the proper moment. there- Southi won honors for his classics and silvar cups fore: af''er the guests were seated, he be- pie. He had a plan, ami a Kan: Relists among "Friend Fields. I have been brutal peti- ('oa! exercised of trying tu fin ill; but many Southey's pccms his well known a good d out in i.os run- he had worthy folk were fearing that his zeal was j nillfT (repeating the lines without knowledge or wisdom, at any j can you tcl! us about what rate. One of his Erst measures was to wrote open a school in a remote part of the par- ish. and get the room licensed for week- i "I do not remember to have met with them before." replied Mr. Fields; "and Hut all the drunkards rose 'bore were only two periods in Southey's life whei. suclflir.os could possibly have been written by him." "When were gleefully asked tho day prcachi against such unheard-of proceedings.__ They would run after him and hooting, and discharging volleys of sods erick Seward, who was Assistant Secretary of State, had asked hisfathcrwhat prepara- tion should be made for the presentation of Sir Frederick Bruce, which take place the next day. Mr. gave him the points of a reply to be ma and other missiles. Finding remonstrance I w'tf-.v questioner, vain, he adopted another course on the "Somewhere." sail Wednesday evening in the week before I that oar'y period uf'l heard the story. Making a stand in the I having the measles middle of the road, at the entrance of the i fcctli; or near the .1 i_i hamlet, just a.s the storm arose, and look- j Mr. Fields, "about existence when he and cutting his lose of his life, was to eward .liri.-ciit iri'.usp, 1 ivind muaning Daly bouse. e-t i, fall Dccembcrj ,-r IMV Ini.- known, liere by tho elubers, and alone. !u-o iny t in the nml (lie Hying, usos at .Malvtrn Hill; TV.e Of nii.1 I Their- ti.e s! -ry Liied. by fns-ato an.i town! T'neir- the Calia unil the (jlory, Ttieirs the Cross and the Crown. Mine 'linger and liu'.irui-jh Hero liy the wintry j-ea Ah faint heart 1 in thy anguish, What is there left to thee? nt mouse, liny. HKXUV W. HlLLIARI) ON THE 1'ltoSI-KCT Or TIIK Soi.'TII.----Hon. H. W. Ihlliard, I'ormeriy well known as a repre- sentative in Congress from Alabama, has been writmu u very cheerful letter on the situation ami prospects of the South. He CLARK, Ili'-c .MAM K vi1.ir- have gi t, liavo a "Here, at the South, we aeci.-pt the re- suit of our recent no lunsrcr exists. Whatever re-rets may be lelt by somu at its destruction. tHe great .'Hi-iy of ;mr projile are oppi'-cil t tempt to receive il tj the pasl. T: new arc tin-own wide, open before us. We shall aiijtiit ourselves to its condi- tions. I firmly boliere that, the course of ten years, the South exhibit a !_rrea- (t-r prosperity and a higher than at any previous period of her history 'I lirre will In: fewer great There will he a greater number of well (Conducted farms. Instead of theconstant strain upmi the nai-clc of labor to produce the possible quantity of cotton, rice 5ugar and tobacco, tor the accumulation immense tin-tunes, there will be a di- versified industry, diffusing increased comfort-: aiiiong a greater number of hu- man There, will be fewer auto- crat.- an. 1 more happy families." e refer t'i the ;r Ph o.si i ll !l t I! "f r. EIGHTH i ,-l.y B. in c 011..1 Iron: li'KXK IK'ST, at i CLARK. Vlli'LADKi.i'ltlA. Jj. WiiU-' A Lewistown. Del., K r.i) I'M mi lies some times have i the misti.Ttunp to get a barrel of poor flour. I They cannot make good bread out of it. 'I his :s especially the ease at this season of the Sueh when used for brcad- 1 iMakini: yeaM, will -our before it is for A ht ly says this ilitl'icul'.y may be remedied by mixing a little finely pulverized saleratus with the Jry flour, ami then mix the yeast, and it will make sweet bread. This is a fact certainly worth knowing, aud we thank our lady fricud iur the information. farmer. pale fires that glided about the rigging; lie heard occasionally the piping of a boatswain's whistle, or the bellowing of a hoarse voice through a spcaking-trumpot. The ghosts were .evidently trying to save the ship; but a tropical storm is sometimes an over-match for ghost, or goblin, or even the---------himself. In a word the ship parted her cable, drove before the wind, stranded on the rocks, and there she laid her bones. When the captain returned fromhisex- pedition up the river, he found his late gallant vessel a mere heulk, and received this wonderful account of her fate from bis sagacious brother-in-law. Whether the wreck continued to be haunted or not he could not inform me, and I forgot to _ ask whether the owners ever recovered ly injurious. .s known me all her life, and Cap- Irwin and I were fast sworn friends, aud Jim made me promise before he went to the front that if he got killed I would marry Annie as soon as he go: cold. He was killed at Shiloh, and J guess he is cold enough by this time." "All right, Phil, when aud where are you going to take to your heart and home the second-hand angel as to the home, Bjb, tho angel is going to take me to hers. She has got splendid one out ou Sixth street. to be married there next Thursday even" ing." me certain, Phil. I'll be there." I was on hand and in time, gentlemen, dressed as if I were going to marry several angels myself; and Phil, was dressed like the king of diamonds, and the I'll be blessed, gentlemen, if I ever drift- ad within half of such a real magnificent little clipper petticoat craft in all my cruis- ing. Sparred like a pilot eliptic counter clean run, lines like a yachts full in the like one of John Linn's steam clippers, and figure head like a sea nymph. I think I should have been willing to have taken the superb sample of dimity myself, without waiting for Captain Jim to get quite cold. Well you see we had mustered on the parlor-deck, all hands to quarters, and the parson was just about to begin to lay in the strauds of the splice, when in tramped a big whiskered, fierce moustachedsavage about the color of a new saddle, wearing a pair of shoulder straps, a.nd halted fron-t iu between Phil, and his oud-haud angel. Bridegroom was taken all square aback, bride turned white, red and blue, and her eyes up into spread-ea- gle's and and was fix- ing to faint fashionably, groomsmen and bridesmaids all in a flurry, everybody won- dering if ghosts went tojweddings in Colon- el's uniform, and everything was'going on like the works of a windmill reversed, when suddenly the shoulder-strapj put in au opinion and liis arm around Mrs. An- nie Irwin. say, Phil. Foster, you're a first-class fellow, and I would as soon give Annie to you, as any chap I know of in this world when I am done with her. But look here Phil., 1 am not half cold yet." Of course, Phil, Foster's wedding was all a fizzle, but we made the wedding feast n jolly welcome home for Colonel Jim Ir- win, who. had been only about half killed at rjhiloli. Frederick, and he laid of the speech upon the President's table. and, as I have previously informed my readers, Mr. Lincoln that'afternoon wTote out the reply, adopting Mr- Seward's sug- gestions, and thus preparing that recep- tion of the British Minister by President Johnson, which was regarded at the time by the people to whose representative it was addressed as so friendly and fair, aud dignified. "Mr. Frederick Seward's first inquiry after he came fully to his senses, which was a long time after the assassination, wan: 'Has Sir Frederick Bruce been He thought that only one had passed since he knew not what had happened to him, and his mind took up matters just where it had left them. "Mr. Seward's mental experience dur- ing his supposed assassination was in its na- ing the savages in the face, he ixldrcssed them thus ir. a firm voice, which commanded their attention: "My good fellows, I have bornc.it patiently for s'omc time; but now 1 must put a stop to it and I'll do.it in your own way. Choose your best man and we'll fight it out. If Ibeat. you'll give up. you'know." They looked at him unbelievingly: hut throwing hi.s a hush, he added. earnest; send your man." Tl. I laid their heads together: an.' ly giant stepped forth, and i made a furious dash at j lengcr, who quietly parried blows and played with thorn for a. few sec- onds. But, then, a fist was planted in the peasant's chest, and he lay a full length on the ground. Quickly gatber- ing himself up, however, lie skulked away i to his companions. "Now send your next w'lon his drain liar; snftencd. and he had fallen idiocy. The versification be- longs to the measles period, hut the ex- pression clt.arly betrays the idiotic one." The questioner sihilcd faintly, but tho roared. am in ruffians :i abur- and ,-hal- ..-killful TIIR MAX DOWN TIIK REFI.-SKD TO HAUL A MKKTCAN- died yesterday at the United States Hos- pre- pitalat the Brooklyn naval station (a pal- ace among hospitals, by the way) an old sailor, who. though in humble station, made himself a lasting name. William Conway was. in an old sailor in our navy, having served over forty years as an enlisted sailor. In April. ho was .-tationcd at the Warrcntun (Fensaco- la) naval station. Florida, and was tho man whom the traitor F. Renshaw. of the old navy, ordered to lower the United States flag on the secession of the State. Mr. Conway, in reply to this order, an- swered that be couldn't do it." The or- der was repeated more positively. answered the old sailor, "I have served under that flair for forty years. I won't do it." The rebel lieu- tenant did not insist. Shortly after Mr. Bill, thce tcek him." Bill Conway was sent north, and here reruain- hcro askance, and blu.ok his during the war. lie received from best, and I'll go through the lot of you ami going to Again ther heads drew together, another threw down his jacket; work, however, with a more cautious ener- gy. But at, once a stomacher stretched him on the road. "Your next." Once more a conglomerate of den-e pates was formed, eyed th nay, Fse see thec hung fust." Anil now the first one who was vanquished stood ture so like that of Ins _son, that ,t raises forward, aud, like a brave man, call-' the question whether this abscence of con- sternation and observation of minute par- ticulars is not common in circumstances of unexpected and not fully apprehended peril. Mr. Seward was lying upon his side, close to the edge of his bed, with his head resting in a'frame which had been made to give him case and to protect his broken jaw from pressure. 'lie was trying to keep awake, having been seized upon by a sick man's it was that if he slept he wjuld wake up with lock-jaw. lie was brought to full consciousness by thescuflle in way, followud by the entrance of the assas- sin, and the cry of Miss Seward, will kill my father.' But he saw of his assailant until a hand appeared above his face, and then his thought was. 'What handsome cloth that overcoat is made of." The assassin's face then ap- peared, and the helpless statesman only What a handsome man (Payne was a fine looking fellow.) Then came a sensation as of rain strik- him smartly upon one side of his face and neck, then quickly the same upon the >ther side, but he felt no severe This was the assassins knife. The blood spouted, he thought 'My time lias come, and falling from the bed to the floor, faint Jim." a shake of the head l'u; citizens of San Francisco a uold medal from Jim thee'l teck th' par- commendatory of his gallant action on the a shake more decided, and a stiff occasion referred to, and this he had on his person at the time of hi.s death, togeth- er with letters from Secretary Welles and General Hallcck prasing him for his de- "Nay, out, "Isuy, parson, yo're a rare young un; vntion to the yo ar. L'se tell the what: we're to hear you preach." And they ail followed him along the little street, saiil the writer, and heard the Word quietly, adding it re- mains to he seen wh.-tt will become of the fight. What did come of it? 1 heard, a long lime afterward, that from that day the men dolled their hats, and the women curtsied, and the children looked awe- stric-kan, when they unit or passed him; that the church and schools were filled; the beer-hon.scs were nearly all shut up; and that a great moral and religious tvfur- niation wa-i in progress. That gentleman previously been the instrument of a liko change in an equally demoralized parish. I may add that a few yeai> back he was deemed the fittest clergyman in the cliiu'ch to go out as a bishop to a scenu of great personal danger in a heath- en country. lie was a native of Camdeii. Me., and about OM vcars of asrc. ADOPTION 01- TIIK CONSTITUTIONAI, Stanu.n lias re- ceived a dispatch I'rulii Mr. Par-mis, thfi provisiora'giivcrr.or of Alabama. ini; that the of that State had, by an'ovorwhclmii.g majority, adopte'l the amendment of Congress to the I'nite 1 States constitution abolishing slavery throughout tho country. This n-.akes tlur twenty seventh State that has ratified tha nmendmer.t. and tho requisite number re- I quired to give it I'ffect. It has been rat- j iSed by the following States; Illinois, I Rhode Natid, New York. Maryland. Mas- I sac-husctts. Pennsylvania. West ViTiriafa, j Indiana. N'ovada. Alabama. Louisiana, Mi-i-ouri. 'U iseoLMiK Vermont, Tennessee Arkansas. Connecticut. Iowa. one house.) -Vuw South Carolina and Xorth Carolina. The Legislatures of the following Sla'os rejected ware. Kenlufky and New Jersey. Now Jersey will, without doubc; adopt it at its eomnr_r A CURIOUS CUSTOM HOUSE REGULA- Madrid the custom house rules that liiilics must cuter that capital with snilcil drosses only, and that whatever new and fresh female chifvns they haver with tliem must be heavily taxed. The other day the train from Paris to Madrid was delayed nearly an hour while the custom h-msc officers squabbled with a passenfrer :'bout a single silk dress she had in her trunk. The lady vowed had worn it once but the officers triumphantly pointed out that if it was neither stained or torn, and that if not new, it was as good as new and must be taxed as sueh. At last the lady had to give way aud pay one hundred and fifty reals duty on the garment. quads are already taking advan- tage of the threatened approach of the cholera, and expect to rcapa harvest if it ally comes. All sorts of nostrums and specifics, liquid and solid, in pills and pow- thcir appearance, each The intelligent public ders, arc making warranted to cure need not be warned against these danger- ous medicaments. Some of them may be harmless, but far the greater part are real- ed. His first sensation of returning was that con- he was drinking tea. and that'-it tasted good." Mrs. Seward was piviiiff him tea with a spoon. lie heard low voices around him. ask inn and replying as to whether it would be possible for him to recover. He could not speak, but his eyes showed his con- sciousness, and that he desired to speak. They brought him a porcelain tablet, on which he managed to write, me some more tea. I shall get well." And from that moment he has slowly but stea- dily recovered health and strength." Here is the latest joke on the Derby hat fashion. The usher of tho Troy Opera Flouse, a few evenings ago, preeetvc'.d in a f'ronhscat a person arrayed iu black broad cloth and wearing a round-crowned felt lint. j.'he attentive usher hurried down the aisle, and touched the spectator on the shoulder with a "Yon must, take off your hat, sir." The head turned round, and a pair of feminine eyes gave the usher an indignant look. He retired with an "I beg your pardon, and the audi- ence testified their appreciation of tho incident by subdued applause. HMDGLINO from Canada has attained the perfection of a fine art. The last plan Too Murn MKTAL roil Jnn.N Kcceiitly, when the I'nited States war steamer Wyoming was at Simon's Cape of (iood of that vessel's officers on shore met a number n: j m ml' i i i i r II I 0 t IK! "Tt'M t j P 11' 1 eers tram an Knirhsh ve.-.vl-uf-war in r, copiit the bay. One of the Irishmen, putting traveling through India, a circu'lar piece of glass in front of of a Brah i i n whi.se reliL-ii'iif las eyes, asked, in an ironically oliseoiuous J 1 hie of :i n v L- manner: how many do von replied the officer of the ing. We carry the lishman. straightening out in a very pom- pou-i manner "What weight of metal cb) you throw at a asked the officer of the Wyoming, "About eighty answered the Englishman, inflating himself with a mix- ture of wind and pride. replied the officer of the Wy- oming, "one of our gnus alone throws one hundred and sixty-eight that's double your whole broadside The Kngli.siiman inimco struck the elevation of his ed off. Tx XK'V iF-VVKN the o'lior day. two Ir- ishmen demanded of a gentleman for pulling in sotuc fuel. A colored man said he would do it for a dollar, and his services were engaged. Presently he re-entered the gentleman's office with hi.s thumbs in the sleeve holes of his vest aud assuming a very self satisfied The gentleman thinking something was wrong, asked "What is the lie had i wish the the 1 life i any kii ever P faith forbade him taking or of that which ]ij-c Khrcubertr, .lonsrrate to the Brahmin of his belief, exhibited by e the world of animalcule in a single drop of water. the poor Brahmin in de- ;-you have destroyed my happiness, also; tor 1 sec now that I be able to drink, and must peri.-h of thirst." Ehrenhcrg answered him by showing that a single drop of rum potfred into a tumbler of water, caused all the animal- cule to precipitate themselves to the bot- tom of the glass. I trust this solution of bis perplexity did not lead the Brahmin into habits of intemperance. i and -hall i my filled with spirits, and then, swad< shawls, is carrit'cl in a woman's arms across discovered is a bogus baby made of tin, replied with a gnu. UI have hired the Mled iu two Irishmen to carry up the wood for fifty cents, and retain fifty cents myself for lossiug the job." And such was the fact for the gentleman went out and saw for himself the two Milesians obeying orders of their colored employer with alac- rity. the line. In a train ,of ears recently, a detective noticed that out of thirty babies only two in a journey of fifteen miles. This awakened his suspicions, and led him to the discovery of tho trick. KKCOVKKY OF SOLDIERS REMAINS.__A Jamestown, cor- respondent of the Boston Tfirrlli-r, writes: Thousands of dollars arc sent U) this State for tne purpose of recovering the re- mains of soldiers and officers who have died during the war. To such I would say that they are very liable to be imposed upon. Some of those who advertise to disinter the bodies are an unprincipled set, and if the grave which they are in pur- suit of is nut easily found they take up tho remains nearest at hand, and" in most cas- es palm it oil'as the specified one. And if they really get the body at which stands the desired headboards, there is no certain- ty of its having been placed in the proper place, as the headboards arc manufactured by the quantity, and carried to tin spot to be there erected, so that very likely to occur.   

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