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THE VERMIN ON Till BODY POLITIC.
iml the bird 'pole unto JiWs Co unto rUraoh, and '?
VHtokiiu, Thm with the Lord, hi m'J people V"' ""!
m y frit mr. . ,,
And if thou rrfirnf to let th in oo, behu'd, I ir.ll e-mtte all
My bonhrt tcitit it".'. Ex. viii,
And Aaron ttretrhnl out hi Und w rat-rof pJiM;
anil th fnJt corns, up an l entered the loud oj hjypt..;.
But whrn Pharaoh ton- Hon- imi retpile, he hardened ht
heart, and heart ened not unto th.m ; utne hud had aol.
Kx. viii, 1".
And the bird aol nut ) Mow, Say unto Aaron, Stretch
out thijnel, and nnitr lie ,1 nil of the fh.it it i.iuj Income
lice throughout all the land J .iiip'.c.s. viii, Hi.
A nor M knt. A secessionist is n nondescript utter de
pravity of intellect; its emanations suited to the taste of
vulgar fools isa deformed beiiiir dimmed to that eundi
tiun for a purpose ; defnrmitiea are caused by sin against
natural laws; the iiiiiiiurt.il spirit deformed is the most
horrible ; such beings ire the jrrciit source of danger, dis
cord and ilillieultr in the world ; great w as tho degree of
criminalitv committed in the nation to damn t: deformity
bo greatu'inaas of people ivt that which nouses its freedom
of Tati the secession element. They are thecurse fur that
criminalitv of the nation just as the lice, frogs, etc., were
thecurse of Kgypt; man strives against (lud in doing
wrong; loan cannot expect the favor of lieiven without
iloing right; no power can compicr effect without remov
ing the cause, then fore the vermin on the body poliii. w tl I
continue Mdisgiist and ullliet all people until the nation is
forced to tlic eradication of tlie great wn.ng that brought
the curse, us was taught in the wonderful example ol l'iia-
Ye Solon, and Savans, uml Sages,
And Uorgons, and Furies of ages !
Ye Muses, and Witches, and Y"iz:;ards,
And Mortals with souls or with gizzards!
Ye Fairies, and Naiads, und Graces,
And IJogles, and all that hav e faces !
Ye Genii, and Gritlius, of day-time or night.
And Goblins, and Specters, und horrid Afl'iitcs!
Ye demons and devils of darkest design.
If all of yobr powers at once could combine,
Ye could not 11 picture successfully make,
In meanness, und giossness, and vileness of shape,
Displaying the features Willi paint or with dirt,
That mark a secessionist newspaper sipiirt !
All brushes, and pencils, and penning must fail,
Nor colors nor mixture, of painters prevail,
lie', brighter than bi ightness tlio glitter of brass,
Yet duller than (lull.iess a perfect jackass,
lie', fairer than fairness the brightness of light,
Yet darker than darkness tho blackness of night,
lie', wiser than w isdom each science liis tool,
Yet wrong in his actions a numskull and foul.
More honest than honor yet steals if be can,
Is brutish and fiendish yet looks like a man.
No picture can show him you see ut tho start,
He's below and beyond ull scier&e and art.
His actions are foolish, yet mixed with the mean,
Though ripened in summers, he', suinkey and green;
He', gnited quite " hossy," goes curving his neck,
And walking, he's prancing us bitted in check ;
Is weedy and washy like ft Siwash's boss,
With airs as ini.'trtaut as Sambo made boss.
His hat enhisnoggiu lays over his nose,
Thus giving his back-hair the fairest expose.
The face on his noddle is bid from the sight,
For eye of a traitor will shrink from the light;
His features cadaverous look sullen yet spry,
And villains by legions look out ut each eye.
And shudder, pus over each honest man's heart
At meeting such monster, mean, stupid and smart.
His voice it is blurty, and smurkey, and But,
As squeaking or squawking of wcaselor rat j
Is snurlish and snappish with anger aud hate,
And broken and ugly wilU horrible grate.
AH tones and all cadence he well understands,
Can do them quite easy, excepting a man's.
lint darker than blackness his region of brains,
No cesspool so lilthy, in things it contains.
It's slimy, and nasty, ami funky throughout,
Aud odors all rotten go flouting about.
Here gasses engender, disgusting to men,
That being condensed to most odious phlegm,
Is smeared on a paper and sent to each fool
Whose appetite craves a secessionist's stool.
Deformity lingers in body and mind,
Yet straight to one purpose he's always confined ;
As though but a being especially picked,
To worry and pester, disgust and afflict.
The body deformed in any respect.
Is painful, distressing, when 're we reflect
That Unity's broken in laws of our God
Th. body disfignivd, but being his rod
To punish deflections snJ sinning and wrong, .
Preserving bisaytcm united aud strong.
How horrid revolting the being to see.
In spirit immortal a deformity !
What dangers to mankind are lurking in store,
And rankle and fester, an ulcerous sore.
And dWjdy concealed, like scorpions' stings,
Quite tilling the bosoms of secession things.
Great God of Creation ! How crim'nal was man,
When doing, entailing the evil, to damn
A mas of his f. Hows proportioned so great
A that which abnsi-s its freedom of late.
Afflicting the people like reptiles of old.
Wheu iuny aid fmrrvin K.pt, we're told.
Tho nation was punished for holding in chains
Their neighbors, a cattle, for miserly gains.
For kindred infractions of duty und right.
Committed thus lately iu progress und light,
We sutler ufllietiou by vermin or lice;
To cure th' disorder inspirations advice
Is, knock oil" the fetters that hang on the slave,
And then w ill tlie vermin siuk into the gruve.
A secession scribbler is only a louse,
Aud Scripture will prove it, to ull but a " grouse,"
He also is froggy aud by the same rule
Which Scripture plain teaches, to all but a fool.
The figures of Scripture are wisdom's owu types,
Explaining to mankind the cause of the stripes
Which mark him and bark him each day of his life,
And scourge him and purge him as if a great strife
Was going und blowing 'tween mini und his God,
Which nain him and strain him till 'ncath tho
cold sod ;
Then spurning and burning each victim to life,
Norcndiug but mending the furious strife;
Which cause is the hardness and coldness of heart,
As shown in man's actions, in doing his part.
Humanity shudders, in view of the pains
That innocent victims have sullcred iu chains.
While man is a tyrant, oppressing tho weak,
How stupid aud foolish otic moment to seek
With pruver or petition God's merciful smile,
In sauction of conduct so vicious mid vile.
Let man do his duty, forsaking the wrong,
Nor hold on to evil, a canker prolong
For fear of sonic danger, territic und (lark,
If mankind one moment from honesty's spark
Should daro to be subject to law and to right,
And trust in Almighty, His power und might,
As equal and potent to govern the Hood
Of dangers unloosened, by man's doing good !
The politic body, though strong and immense.
Tremendous and awful iu means of defense;
Full able to shatter all forts and all II jets,
And thrash out aud Hinder each foe that it meets,
And hurl back with thunder more dreadful and loud,
Than lightning that flashes und leaps from the cloud ;
Yet wisdom must teach us, to conquer eflect
No power can compass, ind causes neglect!
While causes continue effects they must come,
No power in heaven or under the sun
Hut God of creation, can alter this rule,
Which Nature all teaches as in u great school.
So vermin and reptiles the portion will be,
Aud waxing severer, to force man to see
The reason, which simply is but tlie old vice
Which l'haruoh committed and brought on his lice.
From the Ladies' Repository.
" FAS A'"-" SLUM ."
BY MltS. CAROLINE A. SOULE.
" Glory !" exclaimed Henry Dayton, ns lie
tossed tlio last piece of goods 011 the nwf, und
Hung liis yard slick under tlio counter, and then
to an iiiiironiitti m lody, lie sung ga ly :
"Another Tuesday's work is done,
Another good time has begun."
" Come Jiimnie, hurry up," to another young
man about liU own age. " A lot of us boys
have hired 11 big sleigh, und nre going down the
river a jiieco say ten, or filteeti, or twenty
miles, und then coming back as I'ar as Holt's,
where we're going to stop and have a nice little
supper, broiled chicken, roast oysters, und other
things to correspond. You'll join us won't you 1
Come, say yes, once, now, like u good fellow ;''
and he twirled his dainly moustache, and run his
lingers lightly through his curly locks.
"Thank you, Henry, but I'm engaged this
E:iK,ij'ed ! engaged! I'd like to know if there
ever was ut) evening when yt ti weru't engaged.
I ray, what uo you do with yourselt f Is there a
pretty girl in tne case It lucre is 1 11 release
you und say nothing.
No pretty girl ; und James bey ton smiled
but an old man who expects me punctually at
half past seven.
An old man . who is he, pray f nil old man !
What have you to do with old men, I'd like to
Considerable about these limes, seeing I spend
four evenings nut of every week w ith them.
Ihe deuce you do, though ! IJut who are they,
aud w hat iu thunder do you want with them ?
One 1. I roiessor JUolineux, of whom 1 take
lessons in Trench, and the other is Professor
Hlackmati, who is initiating me into the myste
ries of book keeping.
irreuch I book-keeping ! what do you want to
know anything about either of them for? What's
the use of a poor clerk bothering his brains rbout
the parly vous of folks over the ocean, or about
single or double entry 1 Tell me if you can.
1 will as wo walk along, Ileury, and James
linked his arm in that ot his gay companion. 1
am not satisfied with being a poor clerk ; I want
to rise a little 111 the world as I grow ol-'er. I
want to earn me a competence, at least ; I want
a home, aud a little s jinething oul ut interest to
look to if dark days should conic. I have 110
rich friends to push me ; I have only my head
and these two hands to work with ; und I mean to
use them. 1 receive five hundred dollars a year
now; if I understood book-keeping in part, only
I could get a thousand; and ill understood it
thoroughly and practically, I coulj get fifteen
hundred ; if 1 understood French, also, I could
get two thousand. Think of that, Ilemy it
wouldn,t take me long to save enough to get me
a snug litlle nest. And then, besides the money,
I should have the satisfaction of knowing 1 had a
capital in my head, of which no man could rob me.
And for this you shut yourself up iike a her
mit, deny yourself all recreation and never take
a bit of fun.
You're mistaken, Henry. I have plenty of,
recreation. I get a good walk three times a day,
a tend a lecture at the Young Men's Institute ev-
or v W A,!iio.ltf Ai-tninrT mi.t S ilnfil-itf -i:rlit I '
have a good time practicing w ith the choir. -.fy j
lessons never last later than nine, which gives me
a good hour for reading before bed time. And i
then I have this mornings, Henry, and much can
be done in them, if you arc an early riser, w hich I
I ant habitually. In the summer I take a long
walk into the country, aud never fail to lind
something to add to my herbarium or speeimm
shelf ; w hile iu winter I have a grand lime with
lint your fun, Jimmies when do yon get that 1
What do ytpi call fun, Henry '?
Why, getting together lot of fellows' and
having a grand tune, a little dance, or a little
spree of some kind, with perhaps a game of en
clii'3 or whist, and always a glass of old wine, or
hot toddy, to finish oil' with. 1 don't see you
have any ueli fun.
1 do not, said James gravely ; and Henry, let
me tell you, tho less you have the better for your
futuro fortunes. Such fun is risky, even for rich
men's sons, whose father's names and purses can
help them out of many a scrape; but for poor
boys like you and I, it is perilous in tho extreme.
A merchant may tolerate a fast young man in
society, but never in his counting room. There
he exacts sobriety, punteuality, and the most
rigid morality. You nre in a dangerous track,
and 1 beseech you to leave it while you have
strength. You hive everything to encourage
you iu an honorable couise. You have good
looks, aud those go a great ways w ith a clerk's
fortunes; are quick yetoasy in your movements;
actually ell'ible aud polite ; retentive iu memory
and able in calculations. You've done well so far.
And I mean to do well hereafter, Jimmie; but
as to denying myself all youlliliil enjoy incuts
making tin old batch of myself before I'm eigh
teen, I in not going to do it. I have my aspira
tions as well us you. 1 shall yet be junior part
ner of this firm, or I shall greatly miss inv
guess; aud that, ton, without knowing how to
parly vous r lU.icm;:, or to read balance-sheets.
A crimson (lush spread over the handsome lace
of James Sey ton, as his rattling companion fin
ished iiis last sentence; and making no further
reply, he bi J him good evening, as tit tlie next
corner they palled.
l'unclually at half past seven he went to the
private room of Professor Moliucux, and spent
au hour and a half reading French. A brik
walk brought him to his board'n g house, where
he found the coal lire he had kindled before he
went out, now burning brightly in thu grate and
diffusing a cheerful light and warmth over his
little bed-room. As he stood before it, rubbing
his hands in the red blaze, he held an imaginary
conversation iu tho language ho had just be n
studying, and conjugated half ad"Z u ot his most
irregular verbs. Then, with a satisfied look, he
sat down to one of the last publications of the
day, and took his recreation. Shortly after ten,
ho retired. Ry eleven o'clock liis measured
brcalhing t ld that ho was sound asleep, and if
wo may judge by t lie quiet smile that softened
about his lips, listening to angel w hNper-i.
I'efore day-light he was up and dressed. The
first pa'e rays of morning found him out of doors
with his skates on his arm. A walk of half a
mile brought him to a large pond, now frozen to
gltissy smoothness. It was the work of a mo
mcut to s'.rap on 'tis skates, and then he started
olf on the ice with lightning celerity, and for
nearly an hour enjoyed to tho utmost, the quiet
but exhilarating pastime. Then with quickened
pulses and crimsoned checks ho returned to his
boarding-house, partook of his breakfast, gave
half an hour to his morning paper, studying
carefully tho commercial items and at eight
o'clock to a minute, entered th ! count he'-room.
Let uj now turn to Henry Day ton, and see
how lie passed his evening. Immediately after
tea ho repaired to the hotel, where he agreed to
meet his young companions. It was a frosty-
night, a id just us tho sleigh drove up to tho door,
it was proposed to take "a drink all round, to
ward oil" I he cold. A brandy punch was pro
pared, for which each one paid a dime ; a cigar
wtis selected for which each one paid live cents.
Then thev started, going down on the frozen
channel. They were a merry set, and their
sons and lauo-hter founded far and wi lo on the
night air. A few miles down they Mopped to
warm up, and, as one more recklees linn the
others, said, "to liquor up." Another dime f.r
a punch, another live cents for a cigar. Five
miles further, and they stopped again, each one
paying twenty-live cents for a plate i f stewed
oysters, a dime for a riinch, and rive cents for a
ci gar. lurning their lioises beads up me river,
they sped away fleetly, till with n six miles of
town, when they stopped at " Holt's" to spend
the remainder ot tho evening, or rather night.
A number of " cutlers had happened down from
the city, and, as a consequence, an impromptu
ball had been sujg sted. The yotsng m-n flu-li
ed with their three drinks, were only too ready
to join in tho dance. A hot supper had been
prepared to conclude tho festivities, of which
Dayton and his friends partook, as a matter of
course, paying fiity cents c.vh lor the privilege.
Another punch, another cig ir, ami they stirted
f T home.
Tho city clocks were chiming five, when the
young clerk reached his bed room. It was a
cob! cheerless looking place, in tint darkest hour
of a winter's night ; and after groping about the
mantle iu vain to find his match safe, he drew
oll'his boot and overcoat, and tumbled into bed
with the rest of his clothes on.
The fust bi ll failed to awaken him out of the
deep sleep which his partial intoxication had
sealed upon his eyelids. Hio second niso, and
it was not until tho chamber-maid ponnded vig
orously upon his door, that he raided his scat
tered sense enough to know where he was.
Telling her he was sick and didn't want any
breakfast, ho turned over and took a new nap.
When be awoke tho sua was shining brightly
in through the win lows. Ho started iqi iu tor ;
ror, f' r punctuality was one ot the most strut !
s:etit rules of tho counting room, and twieo al-1
ready he had been tar ly. A thir l time would
oe him bis place. Ho looked at his watch it
lacked five minutes to eight. Drawing on his
boots and overcoat, he ran precipitately through i
tho streets, nnd arrive 1 at tho store ju-t ten !
minutei pa-t eight, "e looked around in ills i
tress, aud then btvuthe l freely. Neither Mr.
Seymour nor his partner were there, while the
' head clerk and book-keeper were iu tho back
room too busy to notice his abrupt entrance.
I His hair was matted, his unwashed face Hushed
j with iho hectic of liquor, his eyes swollen and
heavy, and his dress disordered.
J. lines perceived at a glance that something
was wrong, and fearful tor the consequences
should either of the partners come iu and see
him in such a plight, he hurried to him, i.nd put.
ting into his hands a moneyed letter which tho
book-keeper had just given him to carry to the
olliee, told him to hul'ay oil' w ith it, and ho whis
pered very sofily : " Harry, step Into tho bar
ber's shop as y ou come back."
Dayton pressed his friend's hand warmly, and
sped rapidiy on his mission, but although his
hair lay iu glossy curls w hen he camo back, nnd
his collar aud bosom were faultlessly while, for
he had taken an omnibus nnd gone home aud
changed his linen, his countenance yet bore tho
marks of last evening's dissipation, und ho blush
ed ns ho looked up once from the goods ho was
Libeling, and saw tho keen eyes of Mr. Seymour
fixed anxiously upon him
As they went home at noon, James talked to
him very earnestly on tho course ho was pnrsu
ing, and urgud him to break olf at once from his
dissolute associates, and join him in his evening
Mr. Seymour has been very kind to us both,
Harry ; taking us almost out of the poor-house,
nnd not only giving a respectable livelihood,
l.nt a limiting us to the friendship of his family.
It behooves us to be grateful, aud show him wo
appreciate his kindness. lScsiucs, Ha.iry, the
course you are pur-aiing will end in your ruin,
llow much did last night's " spree" cost you ?
Oh, a mere trillo nut worth mentioning,
Hut reckon it up, Harry. For the sleigh
Well, we paid a dollar apiece, but it was a
splendid turn out blood horses, sablo driver,
silver bells and wolfskin wrappers.
And now your expenses on the .road how
man v times did you drink 1
W hy, let mo see; once beforo wo started ;
once no, twice down the river ; nnd twieo at
Aud how many cigars 1
Y ou mean 1 shall make a clean breast, Jim
uiic. Well then, one lo begin, two to keep tip,
and one to liuisii four only.
You took a bite of something down tho river,
Only a stew twenty-five cents.
Supper at Holt's 1
Of course, and a grand one, too, wo had ;
bode I turkey with oyster soup, and ull sorts of
nick-knacks only lil'iy cents, too.
James reckoned up the items.
Your fan cost you, then, two dollars nnd
forty five Cents, Harry.
So much ! why, 1 didn't dream of it ! but
then, a fellow must have a spree once in a while
you know. All work and no play makes Jack
a dull buy .
H it our recreations, Harry, should be in ac
cordance with our incomes. Yours is five hun
dred a year; and yet you spend two dollars and
forty-five cents for ono evening's entertainment,
au l only last week you paid two dollars for a
ball ticket, a dollar for a carriage to carry your
la ly to tho ball, another one for your supper,
and, if I mistake not, fifty cents for a bouquet.
Harry, your money won't hold out at ill's rate,
"ttoii'd soon, soon have to borrow, and once in
debt, you'll lind yourself deep in trouble.
Perhaps you think I ought to have paid you
the ten dollars I owe you, instead of spending
so much on fun first.
1 am free to confess I do, Harry; but lot not
that debt trouble you I shall never press you
for it. Hat it is not the money you spent last
night that worries mo most. You camo within
live minutes of losiu your place this morning.
Had cither Mr. (iilbcrt or Mr. Seymour seen
you as you looked when you entered the count
ing-room, you would have been discharged at
onco. Aud, Harry, it would have been a hard
mailer for you to have found another without a
recommendation from our firm. Harry, I talk
to you as I would to a brother, and I warn you
to-day that, unless you relorm your habils at
once, you are a lost man. So begin now to do
better. (Jo w ith mo to the Institute to-night and
hear a lecture. Conic, won't you It shunt
cost you a cent.
I can t, James ; I in engaged to a party ; nnd
ho turned away abruptly, conscious his friend
had spoken (nil lis to him, but without sufficient
maul, ness to treasure them up. 1 hero were
tears in James' eyesns ho went on alone, and ho
murmured : Sealed, sealed to ruin !
Time passed on, and tho two clerks went on
their respective ways " Fast" "Slow." For
a time lienry was more cautious, and Mr. Seyr.
mour, w ho watched him closely, had hopes of
him. H it his love of liquor was stimulated by
his late hours and evil companions, and it soon
became a habit for him to drink at morning,
noon, aud night. His dentures, too ,drained I is
purse. He borrowed of ono; then borrowed of
another to pny him. Then ho resorted to cards,
and for a time was flush with money, nnd, of
course, spent more and drank deeper. Hut his
luck turned, and ho was penniless, and, what is
worse, in debt to professional gamblers, who
llircutenc I to cxposo him to th ) firm if he did
not liquidate tneir claims. Pushed to despera
tion, In; del what many others havo done before
him abstra ted money from the till. Hold
with success, in; took another step in crime a
fital ono forging a note upon tho bank where
his employers made their deposits. It was dis
covered at once, the money found on him, aud
he himself thrown into prison.
J, noes, meanwhile, had progressed steadily
in his studies. Twenty oiiij found him n good
French scholar, and an adept in tho mysteries
of book kecpi g. He, too, had his recreations,
but thev were th; comparatively costlcsi ones i
of reading lectures, and converse with Nature.
Fvery Saturday night found him at the vestry of
the parish church, practicing hymns and anthems
lor tho Sabbath, and when tho exercises wero
over, he was ever found al tho side of Lizzie
Seymour, who, with a timid grace took his of
Where "n Mr. Hanks this morning? said Mr.
Seymour, kindly, to Juines, as ho came in tho
day before Christmas.
Ho has not come down yet, sir.
Not yet' und it is nine o'clock ! Something
must bo w rong, then.' Hun to his hotel, James,
and .sco what it is. Heaven only knows what
will become of us if ho falls sick, only a week
from New Year's, for, with this trial of Henry's
coming on, and all clso 1 have to see to, 1 can
never steady my brain enough to draw balance
He is quite sick sir, said James, half an hour
alter ; not able to sit up. Here is a note ho has
Mr. Seymour toro it open. Apparently tho
contents surprised him, foi, turning to the clerk,
ho Baid, abruptly : What does this mean James !
Mr. Hanks says 1 can give up the books to you.
What do yon know about book-keeping f
1 have studied it for four winters, sir, was tho
Hut study nnd practice, boy, nre two things.
I have had considerable practice, sir. I havo
posted books for two linns this last fall, nnd as"
.sisted Mr. Hanks quite often.
00 to his desk, then, .James I will trusfc you.
New Year's came, and so well had tho book
keeper pro teni. aoeoniplfshod his heavy task,
that both partners wero not only satisfied, but
expressed their satisfaction by tho gift of an cl
egant gold repeater. Mr. Hanks continued ill,
aud James fulfilled his duties. Three months
passed; Mr. Hanks was dead; and the firm
must supply the vacant desk. Who should they
Call at my honso tonight at eight o'clock,
James, said Mr. Seymour ono evening, ns he
was going home to tea.
James was punctirsl. A servant showed him
to the library. Mr. Seymour nnd Air. Gilbert
were both. there.
Wo havo sent for you James, to ofTer you
tho post of book-keeper, iu our establishment, at
a salary of fifteen hundred dallars. "Will you
accept it ?
Most gratefully, sirs, was tho answer.
It was tbricfj but there was u world of clo
queuce in his looks and manner.
You have already discharged tho duties of ono
faithfully for three months. In this pocket-book
you will find a check for three hundred nnd seve-ty-seven
dollars and fitly cents. No thanks, my
boy, you have earned it. Hut for you we should
havo been in a bad fix this winter. Then bend
ing his head to tho young man, ho whispered :
Lizzie is iu tho parlor. Go to her, and romeni
ber, it you can win her, you have my consent.
You havo no money to commence life with, but
you have what I prize more, an excellent eduea
tioii and uu unsullied reputation.
Three mouths later it became necessary for
ono of tho firm to go to Europe, and remain
there for a year or two. Which should it be 1
Neither of them understood French practically,
and they were iu a sad dilemma. James came
lo their aid.
1 understand your bus'mPSS s well ns cither
of you, 1 believe. Why not 'end tno ?
Can you parly-vonx with tho natives? Mr.
Seymour asked, ruefully.
Listen sir. Aud ho ran on as though ho were
a Parisian born and bred.
Well done Jimmie, Wi.'U take you in as a
partner ; and hark ye, n,y hoy, ns Lizzio would
cry her eyes out if you should havo to leave hor
so long why, you shall just bo married tho
night before tho steamer sails, nnd kill two birds
with eno stone have tho r7 of a bridal trip to
Europe, nnd do up tho business ot tho firm at
tho same time.
What was then planned camo to pass a few
weeks later. A golden September afternoon
found James Sey ton. of tho firm of Seymour,
Gilbert & Seyton, crossing the plank that led to
an ocean steamer, aud leaning on his arm was liis
fiir young bride that bride whom Henry Day.
ton hail meant to win with his handsomo nnd el
Poor Henry ! A condemned prisoner, ho wat
cutting stone iu Sing Sing prison. And yet
when ho started in life, his path looked ai fair
as his friend's. To misspent evenings, to tho
many expensive balls and rides, w hich drew too
heavily ou his funds, he owed his ruin. Y'oung
man ! young man ! ! consider well beforo you
run your course.
A MARitlAdlS PltKVNTKD FOB CaL'SK. We hcflT
of a marriage having been broken oir in our city
within a few days in tho following manner. The
story is told as true, although we aro not at
liberty to givo names. Tho pat ties were non
residents of tho city, but had nil tho arrange
ments made to meet at tho residenco of ono of
our citizens and have tho marriage ceremony per
formed. When all things were nearly ready, tho
prospective bride stated to her husband elect that
there w as ono question which she had forgotten
to ask him, but it was not yet too late. She
desired to know how he stood on tho war and the
Cnion. I Ie responded th it ho was born in tho
South, his sympathies woro with tho South,
end ho was opposed to the war. She iformed
him that she was born in the North, that her
sympathies were with the North, that she was
in favor ol tho war so long as there wa! an
armed rebel in tho land, ami she thought it
uualvisablo lo proceed further with the mar
riage. They thereupon parted. Sacramento
Tim geographical point to which tho Con feds
jut now nro paying most attention is Davit