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puhilmtinn, hut nn uimrMutvHUfiiiiHtltiipoNition.
All 1' ttiTn prtninm to huslnuwof m olllce
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HOUID V t.r.oH.
Two Utile cbiMrcn sit in Hie Iwllljjhi,
Murmurine lull anil low
SM one. -I'll be a niilm 1ml,
With my bn:it li"y ! y lii
For fcilloiB are most loved of all,
In every bnpy home,
And tears nfgilcf or KulneiiK fall,
Just as Ihuy go or como."
Bui the olhrr rliilil nitiil sntlly,
"All, do not goto wa,
Or in the ilrenty winter nluhts
What will Income nf me ?
For If the w im' lu-giio to lilnw,
Dr thunder slmke Hie oky,
While you were In your heal, yo bo I
hat could I d hut cry.; "
Then he enlil, 'I'll he a so'idier,
And I'll ci.inr home with a wooden leg,
As lii-rocs Imvi- often dune,"
SliearreaniSttt that, unci prn) nnilbcga,
VMillv tciirs Imif nngiy aim t,
"Don't tnlk iilioiil your wundiii Vt,
Unlets jou'd hreuk my heurl !"
Ho answered her rnlliet proudly,
' II' so whil c.n I be?
lft lil"kt lint have n wooden leg
And must not gu In e:i ?
IIuw could Hie I'ii u'uleiil hl.-ep at nljlit,
Hale IV ni Ihesi'iiiu and illei!,
If Mneiii an hoys refused to tlut
For lear (T Wooden legs ?'
film bang her head n peniirg,
And trying In be good.
Bui her linle blind Oroked tenderly
The leg ot fiVrh ad lilm.d!
And with hir roSv tin till, thu kis'td
Tile knUkelbi lken d knee,
And sighed, "P.-i haw if you insist
Vou'd better go to sea I "
Then he Bunt; bis arms nbniit bor,
And laughingly be spiko.
"But I've seen nmny h inesl lars
Willi legs of toughest oak !
(), dnilii g. w hen I nm n iphii,
With beiird of shilling Muck,
I'll he a hero If I ran,
And you miul not hold me back."
Fhe kissed him us she answered,
"I'll try wh it I can do
And Wusliinuton had Imlh his legs,
And Ccrurde Leon loo !
Anil 0 iriliiddi " here she sitlled,
' I kmnV he's la lull Ihere
Ill 's siieliu hero none beside
Like liiui c.uiid do am! diru : "
1 1 ic children liilked in Hie twilight
t)f ir uny a si lling sun,
An'd she'd s'mke hlsp'iin, and eluin r hands
;Tbal the heard had not Im-buii j
F'nr ll.ongh she meant lobe braveani' good
' When be rviived n bi ro's part,
Vet often the tlnne hi n.'the leg of wood
S I v heavy on her le art !
Fur the Hr:rcni ican.
BY A PRISONER.
"But that I nm forbid
To ti II Ihe secrets of my prison b us",
1 could a I du unfold, whose Huh est word
Would hnrrmv up dry soul j freeze thy yuuu?
Mike 'hy tw i eyes, lilte st rs, start from tin Ir
It is ;iot so much that I am forbid
to toll the story of my prison, as that
it is beyond the power (if man to lell it
nriht. rite jjen of a D.into would
fail hero. lie went down into tliehell
of his own imagination, and the wild
passions in his soul jiirtnred thesctmc:
n i .i r
oi norior more. j;ut Here was an
Inferno upon earth, ami one, too, in
which not spirits, hut living men were
confined, and where the body as well
as the soul suffered torment. My first
thought on entering was, I will never
live to be released from this place.
And here I may give a description of
the prison, poor though it will b. It
lay on either side of a hollow through
whichastream of water, that canicfroni
a swamp, coursed its wav. The water
was black, and tasted rankly of vege.
tation. Added to this, the cook-house
was built just above the prison, and
the filthy grea.it from it was constantly
Uowing down. Ihe whole was sur
rounded by a stockade fence, about
twelve feet high, on the top of which
sentry boxes were erected at conveni
ent distances. Inside this, and some
twelve feet away, a light single railing
ran, and this was the dead line. The
tents and huts had originally been
formed in regular street, but the
prison was now so full tltt all trace of
these was lost, save one on each side.
Oil the Jsorth side of the stream a
swamp extended some distance, covering-,
I suppose, four acres. One who
bits never seen a southern swamp can
have no just conception of it. A black,
rotten bog of decaying logs, and filled
with lizards and snakes. I have seen
men sink down ia it to the middle.
(Was this a good place fora pestilence?)
All through the prison wells had been
dug, that yielded a half (supply of
water. 1 atterwards helped to dig
one. The ground was sand fornix
feet down, then a strata of clay, then
sand, sand on down, no doubt, to
China, or at least to an intervening
place. In fact, the whole Confederacy
Iras built on the sand of Slavery,
JAS. E. SAYEIIS,
instead of on the rock of Freedom.
Thn.se prisoners who had first come in
had built tents of logs and clay.
Other later ones who were fortunate
enmixh to retain their blankets, had
put them up for shelter from the sun
tind rain. Many, however came in
with nothino; but n suit of clothes.
These were compelled to lie down on
the sand, exposed by day to the sun
and rain, and ut nilit to thecold dew.
Hut they never remained long with
us. Death soon took them away.
At the time I entered there were
eighteen thousand men in the prison.
Immediately after going in, I wont to
the brook for a drink. It was crowd
ed with men getting water close to the
dead line. Seeing the water clearer
next the fence, I was about to step
over (he rail, when a comrade p illed
me back, and pointing to the sentinel,
wlio stood trim own remui, tobl me
that was the dead lino. I then hunted
np the boys of my company who had
one in at the South gate. Found
them "pitching their tout" on a pile
of sand tint had boon thrown out from
a well ; I joined in, and among us we
had two blankets f r a tont, one to lie
on, and one to eowr us. Thu next
day wo took in with us throe more
from onr regiment.
In the evening; wo lrcV rations.
Iirt of the prisoners received raw ra
tions, part cooked ones, our detach
ment drew unsifted corn-and-eob
meal and raw meat, very small portions,
ton, of each. The others drew nitis-h
brought in in pine boxes that gave it
such a flavor of turpentine that only
starving men would have eaten it
Hut it was greedily devoured, even,
fought over. They also received a bit
of moat, and some corn bread baked
diseases. They were fond of telling
that Hello Island was a much worse
prison than this. In sonic respects it
was, in others better. I believe but
few-of thorn ever lived to see home.
On the other side the prisoners were
mostly new ones, but even they look
ed bad, and and were dying at a fear
ful rate. Here and there 1 saw men
with u b ill and chain liwt to their
ankles. They had tried to cs ajie, n
prii'ilrre errry jirinoiwr nhoulil Aw, and
when caught by Uwidhnv.nih had been
punished in this manner by the chival-
The f iocs nf all who had been long
confined looked pinched and emaciated
with hunger, and it was not a pleasant
thing to think that I, loo, would sonn
look like them. Many looked tin
uattim! ; some sad and hopeless. The
old prisoners told me if I wanted to
live long I must keep up a brave heart
and never despond. As one fellow
UU. Alliioaicu.lj l!.H J'.JIMI.lll'lll
paper would be brought containing
the statement that an exchange was to
ie made at onee. The Charleston
Mercury was especially goo J at such
lies, for they were nothing but lies, tdd
to prevent an outbreak.
War With England.
A special telegraphic dispatch from
Wasningto to the New York World
of Saturday referring to the controversy
involving the Alabama claims, says:
The tergiversation of t-ecretary
Seward is of avail no more. Another
and higher authority lias determined
upon the course which is to be pursuod
in respect to the claims of the United
States Government upon Great Britain.
I am authorized to state, most confi
dentially and decisively, that the legiti
mate demands which have been too
meekly urged by the Secretary of State
upon the British Cabinet, are to ie en
forced at whatever hazard. The new
British Minister, Mr. Thornton, will
probably lie presented to President
Johnson Tuesday. Although the ad
dresses that are to be exchanged be
tween the President and Minister
Thornton may be guarded and serene,
the fad yet remains that a speedy and
-atisfaetory response must be made by
the British Government to the ultima
tum of the Executive of the United
States, or else a declaration of war
against Great Britain must inevitably
"Nte toy goods of Ibort who doot
dertJc They loll so Utile (bet hare to aril
FIRMNESS IN THE RIGHT
mua jiahs u.iMttiu.
Everywhere, in all sorts of nws-pap-jrs,
I had read of glorious skating
tun Central Park skating, Schuyl
kill, and Schuylkill Park Diamond
ditto private ditto the grand fun
men on skates, boys on skates; syl
phides in scant skirts, sled-shod, ami
skirring away over the ice the the
thunder! the very reading gave me
the ice fever, and in the delirium con
sequent upon the sudden attack, I re
solved on taking nu ice cruise myself.
Why not? What was to hinder?
I had never navigated that sort of
craft, 'tis true. But then I'd been on
the water, and under the water, all
my lift, andon ico, too, some. Ha in't
I killed seals, and chased white bears,
for Weeks togeihei', on ice?
Women could skate so the papers
said. So did everybody else rthen I
inquired of 'cm. I could skate! What
was the reason I cuiild not? The only
tiling I'd ever seen women do that I
couldn't, was to hook her own dress
aft, and carrying six ieet breadth of
sail thro' a twenty inch doorway.
Yej, sir I could skate; and I was
bound on an ice cruise.
Thcie was nothing to prevent the
expedition from being fitte! out lit
once. I was lounging about the Navy
Yard, delached from everything, all
acquaintances incliflel, waiting or
dcrsi Digusted with bar rooms, de
testing theaters, what was I to do for
amusement? Why, skate of course!
Ah, yes! the very thing, by Jove!
Why hadn't I thought of that before?
I'll have a cruise directly, or sooner,
if possible. No I must have the
tools first, and started up town to find
I brought up in front of a big win
dow, on t!io starboard side of Chest
nut street going towards Schuylkill,
where they had more diltercnt rigs of
sliding machine than you can see
national flags in Gibraltar. Know-
iigniiout as inucii ot the nu ililications
f the different patterns as a cow docs
f chronometer time, went inside and
scd fiir a pair of skates.
"What kind do you prefer, sir?"
"Oh, I have no prelcrencoi Give
10 the best you have."
"Yes, sir," and the clerk passcl out
r lnspc.'tion a pair ot .'as-clad
ieel clippers, with more nilgais and
tinning ringing to Yin that there is to
1' rench s.oop of war.
"These are the best, are they ?''
"Yes decidedly I Just gVt onto
them, sir, and you'll go everywhere
and anywhere, like patent lightning!
It you don't find it so, bring 'cm
back, sir, and I'll refund your nionev.'"
"What's the price?"
''Fourteen dollars, Vcrv cheap,
Didn't believe that, of course; 1 ut
invested the amount, and made sail for
Found superb skating. Everybody
said so only those that culled it ele
gant ! splendid! magnificent ! There
was a re gi i;c;il of men a battalion of
dimity, and a whole brigade of snm'd
cral',on skates, s-kivering, scooting,
and eutt'nr all sorts of fancies on the
ic; eviryliody laughing,. chattering,
wh opirg, skylarking, and skittviing
in;. 11 d.reitlons ! an 1 1 don't wond r
newspapers a. id every body else call it
"Have your skate? strapped, sir,"
said an itinerant boot-black, about the
height of a walking stick.
"Do you understand it, Bub?"
"Oh, yes, sir, I strap ail the ladies'
"Ah, hah! Do, oh? Must have a
ly time of it ! Would like the b. rth,
vseit. 1 here von are. Go ahead.
y'l" and I sat down on Hlackic's
x, about a couple of fathoms out on
Whiz like a rocket, went by a
eat, stroniuiur loner-le "i-ed ehnn.
a cigar flvinir iibboom. and
swinging his arms like a frigate's head
wards in a hurricane, with braces all
"Oh, ho ! So they can smoke on
ski.tes ch, 1 oy ?"
"Lord ! yes, sir! Everybody smokes
' Exactly." And so I fired up on a
Prim ipe and shipped it for the cruise.
Urchin announced skates all at
aunto ; and took a fifty cent "frac
'Here, boy here's another fifty.
Just allow me to sit on you box a few
minutes, till I get the run of thenavi
gition' "Yes, sir you can set there till I
get somebody else to strap." .
So I sat there studying ice naviga
tion by diad reckoning, till direct ly a
little petticoat craft, in yellow trow
sers, skirts to her knees, red belt, Rus
sian cap, nnd arms nkinibn, swooped
di wn, and checked up ritrht in front
of me. There she hung for a minute
cjuivering like, and balancing, just as a
hsh hawk does over his prey; nnd all
the time eyeing me with a dancing
twinkle of her jolly black eyes.
"A challenge for a race, sir! Catch
me if you can I"
Little Dimity lifted her left font a
trifle, bent right knee. slightly, made a
graceful curve, the bottom of her
skirt just brushing my nose, and off
she went like a flying fish ze-ee-st! -zit
! swinging from side to side, her
tartan skirt swaying hither and thither,
like the iolds of a spanker brailed in
with the shiphead to the wind.
"So, ho! That's a challenge is it?
And that's the way to skate? Thun-
AS GOD GIVES US TO SEE THE
PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11), IS63.
derl I can skate I Anybody can
But I couldn't though whatever
anybody else can doj I accepted Di
mityVchallenge, and her practice on
ice. So I bounded up from .that
blacking box, lifted left foot a little,
bent right knee, und stuck my arms
akimbo, but I didn't cut a curve. I
did the next best thing, however, nnd
cut a 'spread eagle." Port foot slid
due southeast, and starboard one
northwest, till I realized those
spreadout pictoriul impossibilities; on
circus bills. I wondered if my boots
and skates would ever become ship
"Hallo, mister! mustn't try to skate
all over both sides of this 'ere pond at
once!" growled an old amrneroial
looking chap, ns lie checked up enough
to put in the remonstrance against my
"1 sty, Mister Saltwater, couldn't
ycr lilt yerself amidships a bit, so we
tui sail 'tween yer leg"," piped rt
young scamp, Uiu leader to twenty
"lXn't try to skate on both feet at
once, my dear sir!" advised a sensible,
Christian looking man, who came to
my assistance and set me on an even
keel onec more. "When you lift one
foot, sir, you must throw nil your
vigor and muscle into the other fituh.
i . " . i i ,
Aim men remcmner io sway your
body so that your weight will always
b on that foot whloli hits tlu ice.
'Tis veiy easy, sir just this way!"
and away went my Christian mentor,
with a long, stri li.ig, graceful swing.
"0, yes, that's very easy. All the
vigor in the other limb. Yes, I can
do it." So I made a prodigious scoot
and did it I
I stuck out left leg, like a mosquito
when he's blood-sucking. Put nil my
vigor and musjle into the right limb,
and couldn't get it out again. Went
oil' on one foot like a shot ; crooked
right knee twice a minute, just as lit
tle Dimity did. Saw a crinoline craft
crossing my course under convoy of a
big double banked craft, both skating
like a streak,
and go clear
1 nod to shear to port
of 'cm. Missed stavs,
and went afoul of crinoline. The toe
o ' my p'ir; sk tte ho iked Mis S im.'
bo ly's skirt, which giva me a broad
s!i .'ei' to star!) ar I, an I I ramn.;d big
convoy, butting him square on his cut
water, and drove the live end of Prin
cipe slap down his throat. 'J here was
an everlasting tangle, and nil hands
went sprawling on the ice, liUe a nest
of Iiieauga Island crabs.
"Look here, sir! what do you
mean?" yelled the big convoy, scramb
ling to his feet, and maneuvering for a
"Beg pardon, sin I couldn't help
it!" I replied meekly, sitting on the
"Couldn't help it? Why, didn't
"Didn't know bow."
"Oh, ho! green on skates, ch?"
"Yes, greener' n a eab'iige!"
J hat modified the big chap, .and
setting me on my pins again, he vol
unteered to educate me in checking
"Oh, yes, I can do that !" and I did
d.rci'tiy. OJ I shot again on one leg,
stec.i.ig t'li.i time for tlu shore for
I'd skated enough.
Half way in, and there slid right
down in my course a crowd of forty
or so girls and men, and women anil
b-iys. I tried "down brakes," accor
ding to instructions; nnd broke too
much. Up tojs, and digging my heels
into the icj, 1 sa'-o I back like, an
doubled amidships, as if 1 was going
io taico a seat an I trial! 1 went
down st .tii fiireaiost.and with a whan:
that broke the ice like a Dane of win!
do.v g'ass shivered by a pebble hurled
I In J an idea ju-t them, that such a
bump as that would have started the
armor of any iron-clad afloat.
I sold tiiose infernal skate-ju't as I
sat, lor lour dollar, under a strong
conviction that there s no tun in skat
ing. Its all a humbug. Icau'tskate
I don t want to.
A St'lIOOLIIOV'M LETTER.
Bibchtown Academy, Sept. 2.
Dear Pap: .r mil rrMfin.r nlrttv
. ,. h 0 ,...,.s
nrstrate at the school, and I like it
very much, all except Whacks, the
assistant -uiil Uecswox," wc call
him, and we are down on him like a
pile-driver, all us boys, for he's iirno-
rant. Why, he's so ignorant be don't
know a blackboard from a diirknitrlil.
no, he don't, and Bill Ferguson, l;e
put a torpedo under each leg ot old
Beesey's chair yesteiday, and when he
sat down (you see he si'ts down like he
had ballust into him,) why the torpe
does they exploded, and like to blow
him through the roof. Golly, but
wusn t he scared ! He looked at the
Almanac to make sure it wasn't the
4th of July, und then he came down,
looking mad, and licked Bill like
blazes. But Bill said he didn't rare a
cent, and the next time he would
spriukle fMinpowder in his hair, and
bust the old frontispiece off of him.
Dr. Goggles, he's a nice old feller,
only he will set and chew gura-drops
right before us boys, and never sav
"will you take some" once.
He wears green sjiecs, and Bill Fer
guson, ho called him "old four eyw,"
one day, which the doctor, he heard
of him when he said it, and he nailed
Bill and dragged him np to the desk,
and then ha gave as a lecture, and
said that there was once a boy he
knew, and he was just abont Bill's
Size, and he insulted an old grayhcad-1
ed man, und also called him wicked
riaaiw, f n I the next day the very
next morning that boy's" mother died
of inflammatory rheumatism, and his
sister broke out with humors.
Bill, he cried, when the doctor held
him by the shirt.collar, but he winked
at the boys when lie came away, nnd
thcu wrote .n a piece of paper, and
threw it over to mo, that he thought
the doctor was nothing bufablower."
and that he darseu't hit a boy of his
I want some new books very much,
ulxitit ten of them, and they will cost
uboiit eight dollars. Don't send the
books, fo. the Doctor likes us to buy
I don't want any money for taffy or
marbles, for I don't care about them j
but be sure uot to send any tiling but
the money for the books.
I am in good health. I wan taken
sick last week, nud had a sore eye for
a few days, but it is now well.
Vi c was plaviug nmmble-psgout on
tin-a rass, and Bill Ferguson, he grabb
ed my knife. 1 told dim ho had bet
ter give that knife up or I would tell
yon, and get you to lick him when vou
coiiu down, and he said ho could iiek
you and a dozen like vou, and then he
dared m? to kno.k a chip off of hU
And Jake McGinnis, he pushed me
right against Bill, and that knocked
the chip off his shoulder, nnd Bill he
struck me over the nose three or four
times, and said he'd "bust me on the
snoot" if I didn't dry up, for I
couldn't help crying, and' I was taken
sick, and I couldn't go to school all
Please send the money( and believe
me your affectionate son".
H. M. Wilkixs.
P. S. Don't forget to send the
money for those books.
iiion u AllI.UTO.T.
.HrrtPlInn TimiiWc I (lie Tlrltlti Mllnn.
rh oi'ili'lmicv Hill n I.uk. iti'inovxl
nt .w (IrlcniK 4 iilliirllD-Mrnut
Onlrra lluiirnck Io ItovoUi hi Order,
-lluneuek unit 10 lie Ili'llcveU.
WASHiNdtox, D. C, February 11,
1808. Although the President has
endeavored to keep the fact a great
secret, it has nevertheless leaked out
that he has tendered the mission to
England to Gen. McClellan, and only
waits his acceptance by cablo to send
his name to tiieSenatc for confirmation.
The tender was made ten days since
out no reply lias been received.
The deficiency appropriation bill
becamea law to-day without the Presi
dent's signature, the constitutional ton
days having expired since it was pre
sented to him.
An important conflict lias arisen be
tween the military oflicials in the cn-
(,. c .1. " . . .
uuii-uiciii ui die reconstruction laws
by virtue of t'-e act of Congress ot
July last. Cencnl Grant has taken a
stan I regarding the approval of an
order issue I by General 1 ; uncock re
cognizing the City Councils of New
Orleans. He yesterday telegraphed
to Genera! Hancock to revoke his
order relating to the council. Gen'l.
Haileock replies by telegraph that if
General Grant insists on his order of
revocation that ho (HuncocIO respect
fully asks to be relieved of the Fifth
Military District. General Grant's
reply is not known, but it is believed
that he will maintain his disapproval
of Hancock's order. The whole mat
ter has been telegraphed back to the
President, who would doubtless de
cline to relic a Hancock.
Thr Supreme Cotlrt.
Our advices from Washington an
nounce that the Suprt-ne Court of the
uiiiie.1 oiaies nas itsctt decided that
it has no jurisdirtion.over thepolitical
acts 01 congress attectii)'' the leeon
struction of the Southern States, and
has dismissed the Mississippi and
Alabama cases brought to test the con
stitutionalitv of those acts. Wo re.
joice at this indication that thcSuprcme
Court is disposed to confine itself to
its proper sphere, and respect the
(Miiim-m uiui legislative lunetions ot a
co-ordinate branch of the Government,
IM I . , .
i ins m 111 nccoriiance wit 1 the views
of all the leading statesmen of the Re
public, and with the accepted tenets of
me I'euioeratic party. Judge Taney s
(lec.sion 111 me Ured Scot ease embrac
ed two point. The one full of danger
was not that "the negro had no rights
w hich a white man was bound to re
spect," but that the Supreme Court is
tne Highest political and legislative
iiraii' li ot the Government. If the
Court his authoritatively suppressed
this latter heresy, then its ermine has
become Ktainless. As a judicial tri
bunal it will enjoy a respect which
would only be overthrown by ustirn-
ing political powers. Tribune.
Is Lancaster County. Pn.. with a
Republican majority of 6.000. thn i-nio
of taxation fbr the current year is fix
ed at two and a half mills on tho dol
bar. In Democratic York County it is
seven mills on the dnlW nnrl in
Berks, with a Democratic majority of
1 Ann ! t ,.1
,vuv, 11 is ncanv 1 en mills. -
A Chicaoo court has decide ! that
young ladies of seventeen are too old
to he well, spanked was the word
used in court, but it seems indelicate.
Chinese cooka stew their dunk.
alive to improve their flavor, finnirh
on ducks. ' -. ; : - -
"A Mak in Norwich drnniMrl a Tiv
coal into a bombshell 'Ho bear it fizj."
lie beard it.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
WOME.M AXU MABR1AOK.
I have speculated a great deal on
matrimony. I have seen young aud
beautiful women, the pride of the gay
cireds, married a the world says,
well. Some have moved in their
costly houses, nnd their friends have
all come and looked at their furniture
and their splendid home for happi
ness, nnd have gone away and com
mitted them to their sunny hopes,
cheerfully and without fear. It is
natural to be sanguine for thera as the
young are sometimes can io.l away with
I love to get unobserved into a
corner and Watch thu bride in her
white attire, nnd with her smiling
face and soft eyes meeting tne in the
pride of life; weaving a waking
dream ot future happiness, and per
suade myself it will be tniei I think
how they will sit upon the luxuriant
soft us the twilight falls, and build
gay hop.'s, and murmur in low tones
the not now forbidden tenderness;
and how tin illing the allowed kiss and
beautiful endearments of wedded life
will make even their parting joys,
and how gladly they will come back
from the crowdedund empty mirth
of the gay to caehother's tpuiet com
pany. 1 picture to myself that young crea
ture, who blushes even now nt his
hesitating caress, listening eagerly for
his footsteps as the night steals on,
wishing ho would come) find when he
enters at last, and with an affection as
undying a9 his pulse, folds her to his
bosom. I can feel the tide that goes
flowing through the heart, and gae
with him on tho graceful form its she
moves about in the kind offices of at
fection, soothing all his unquiet cares,
and making him forget even himself
in her young and un-diiulowed beauty.
I go forward for years, and see her
luxuriant hair put s iberly away from
her brow', and her girlish graces re
signed into dignity and loveliness,
chastened with the gentle meekness of
maternal affection. Her husband looks
on with a proud eye , nnd shows the
same fervent love and delicate at
tention which first won her, and her
fair children are grown about them,
and they go on, full of honor and un
troubled years, and are remembered
when they die. HWu'wyfon Irving.
A Temperance Auerdute.
Over In A neighboring city of Tiffin,
once upon a time,1' a young theolog
ical student was delivering a temper
ance letture, and proving by the Bible
which ho had open before him, that
strong drink was injurious to inn1)
and a sin ngains God. Now, in that
city lives a man known as Cooper IC,
a former Democratic. M. C. who is
very f..nd of his bitters. Just as the
young man got fairly wormed tip in
his subject, old Cooper K. came in
pretty tvell poisoned, aild took a seat.
A fter sitting a few minutes, he arose in
his seat, and steadying himself, he
pointed his finger at the speaker and
iid : "Young man (hie), young man
(hie), don't you kno'.v that that Book
ijiic) only mentions one man (hie) who
asked for water (hie) and ho was in
h 11 (hie), u-hrre he ought to bet"
The converts to the cold water cause
were not .numerous that night.
Two Confederate soldiers, on their
return to their homo in Northwestern
Louisiana, fell in love with the same
girl ; and seeing nn other way of de
ciding which should have her, agreed
to settle the question with muskets
they to start toward each other from
points half a mile anart.and "scout nn"
throujh the brushwood, and take
their chances respectively. The sig
nal for the start having been given by
a neighbor firing a gun, they took, to
the bi ush, and began to play Indian.
But one of them 60011 made a dash tbr
the log cabin of the girl's father, and
coaxed her to run away with him.
The other, after "scouting" cautiously
around in the bruh till near dark",
came out, and, suspecting some game,
went to the cabin where his love, resid
ed, and there learned of herelopement,
from her mother, who was privy to
the transaction. Astounded at such
treachery, and mortified by his dolW
the baflled lover stepped 'nutside the
uoui ami oiew nis own urums out with
. somebody lie kind enough to
tell us what measure has been under
taken for the maintenance of the Gov
ernment that was not pronounced by
tyrannous" and "usurping?" They
us Hiigwanzeu the tirst call for
troops tho em anuination nroc.Ininnfi.in
the abolition amendment, the law for
the enlistment of negro soldiers, the
ve.iiucii a ouiean uiu, mo nrst recon
struction act. Everything tending to
enforce loyalty and obedience excites
tneir opposition j it is only respecting
the designs' of traitors th'ev
complaints to make.
ecJotut loss ha ve been concluded
between the Baltimore and Ohio, the
Marietta and Cincinnati!, and th In.
dianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafavctte
itailroad Companies, by which these
lines, so far as workinir arraneemefits
aro concorned, are to be one.
"I 1 ejn aa 1 .
Ay editor became martial, aud was
created cantainftf a mm nanv.. Oh m.
raae, instead or "two paces front ad
vgoceP he bawled out, "cash trdol.
art a year in advance He survived
but a tew days.
j , . . - r: -I--
.Terms of. Adrortlsln
AViKnTiiinu. . mm w . m. w r " "
tor three Inwrtloni, end SO rente per ho?
for e-b eiMIUonel Insertion; (tee. Ilnee orlree
eoantrd equiire). All treaeieQledverUMaieale
to lie peid for In edvence.
llrsixBU Norn-meet under the heed of loeJ
news will be cnerged InvkrUblf t (UlUM
for eeh liwerUAii.
A libeml diKlunlon mede to nne tdrertlf
ln bv thu qunrlr, lieir-veer or ycer. Speelei
notli-ee rhnrged oue-liMX more tntn rcfVlw kd
VfrttAomente. Jon Pm.NTiKonf erefVSlnd In Plain nd Fern
cy colon; Hand-blllt, Blejiki, Carta ntupniei -
Ac, of eviry variety nnd etyln,
urlntrd ut t)H
The Retcbmcau Orrmt he
Just liven ro-fitted, end every tiling In the run-,
inn line run be executed In the meet exUiLer
menner nnd at the lowest rntee,
The "Old .lakeei Barket." . ,
The Old Oaken Bucket was written
hy Woodwolth while yet he was a
journeyman printer working in an of
fice on Chambers and Chatham,
streets New York. Nearby, in Frank
fort street, was a drinking house kept
by one named Mallory where Wood
worth and several particular friends
used to resort. One afternoon the
liquor was super-excellent, Wood
worth seemed inspired by t, for .after
taking a draught, he set Jiis glass upon
the table, and, smacking his lips, de
clared that Mallory's cau de vt wu
superior to auy thing be had ever tas
"No," wW Mallory, "You art
mistaken there was one which in both
our estimations far surpassed this as
"What was that ?' asked Wood,
"The draughts of pure fresh spring
water, that we used to drink from tha
old oaken bucket that hung in th
well, (in our return from the field on a
riiltry day in summer."
The tear drojis glistened fur a mo
ment in Wood worth's eye. "Truest
true I" ho replied and shortly after
lie quited the place. He immediately
returned to the oilice, grasped a pen
and in half au hour tho "old oaken
bucket," one of the most deligtful
compositions 111 our language, was
ready in manuscript to be embalmed .
in the memories of succeeding geufifa
tions. The Feeling la the MBlb.
Notwithstanding we are told day af
ter day by leading Democratic papers
rllnr tnn Slf.ntli tdlni.il an.l noertfif'ulltf
inclined, and that there is 110 need for
military rule within its borders, we
occasionally Cud that the passions and
animosities engendered by the rebel
lion are still carefully cherished aid
that it is really a difficult matter for a
traitor of 1865 to become a patriot in
18C3. The Richmond Inquirer said of
the Reconstruction Conventions t
"These illegal, grotesque nftd mon
strous bodies would nnt be permitted
to exist for a day, it they were not
upheld by Federal soldiery. It is
important to our reputation that man
kind should know that the white
men of Virginia do not intend to per
mit tho work of these debased wretches
to stand one moment longer than the
suldierby his presence is able to up
No obligation to justice does force a
man to be cruel or to use the sharpest
sentence. A just man does justice to
every man nnd to everything) and
then, if he bo also wise, ho knows there
is a debt ot mercy and compassion duo
to the infirmities of man's nature; and
thnt is to be paid ; and he that is cruel
and ungentle to a sinning person, and
docs the worst to hira, dies in his debt,
and is unjust. . Pity, and forbearance,
and long suffering, and fair interpre
tation, and excusing our brother, and
taking in tho best sense, and passing
tho gentlest so. tencc, are as certairily
our diify.and as owing to every person
that does offend and can repent, as
calling to account can be owing to the
law, and are first to be paid ; and he
that ddes not do so is an unjust per
Revcrdy Johnson in opening his re
ply to Senator Morton's sMech on re
construction, paid hira the following'
comp imcnt: "I proceed now to the.
speech of tho honorable member from
Indiana (Mr. Morton.) In ttJmmon
with every member of. tils' Senate, I
Ijsteued to that speech not only with
plea-ure, but with admiration. It
was courteous, logically argumentative,
and had the true spirit of eloquence. It
was a speech of which the Senate has
cause to feel proud. It brought back
our debates, if they have wandered
from that standard, to the standard of
former days, when no pcronal reflec
tions wore indulged in, when high ele
vated print iples guided the di cussion
when the good of the country alone
scorned to be considered, and not the
mere success of party." ,
The farmer connot be a loafer, and
yet thrive. Pruning, draining, kill
tug weeds, making walJs, getting out
muck, preparing the manure beep,
cutting bushes and cleaning up around
the walls: battening up tho cracks of
the old barn to keep the 'cattle and
horses from freezing ; giving the swine
a warm pen, allowing no leaks, if a
shingle can bo found, and no broken
panes tor the ornamental wow of old
hats and rags, if a square of glass can
ba obtained, are a few of ths fair '
weather jobs which claim his attention
utiring tho recess of the harvest sea
son. The foul weather jobs are near
ly as numerous, and their claims as
urgent on the attention of every tidy
An Irishman who bad just landed
said : "The first bit of mate I ever
ate in this country was a roasted po
tato beilcd yesterdav. Anrl ifZ.
don't belave me, I can show it to re
VaiXs wrung iV ' in wi! .1. -
udio next fail, sera tb. Cnnki..
m-joniy win be from thirteen to twen