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THE REMOVAL OF GEN. SHERIDAN.
Correspondenee Bi'lwern 11- President
nud tieii. Grant.
President Johnson to General Grant.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 17, 1867.
DEAR Slß— Before you issue instruc
tions to carry into effect the enclosed
order I would be pleased to hear any
suggestions you may deem necessary
respecting the assignments to which the
order refers. Truly yours,
Gen. U. S. Grant, Sec. of War ad ink rim.
The order of Removal.
Washington, D. C.. Aug. 17, 1867.
Major General George H. Thomas, is
hereby assigned to the command of the
Fifth Military District, created by the
act of Congress passed on the second
day of March, 1867.
Major General P. H. Sheridan is here
by assigned to the command of the
Department of the Missouri.
Major General Winfield S. Hancock
is hereby assigned to the command of
the Department of the Cumberland.
The Secretary of War ad interim will
give the necessary instructions to car
ry this order into effect.
General G fan I to President Johnson.
HEADQUARTERS, ARMIES OF THE U. S.,
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 17, 1867.
Hits Excellency, Andrew Johnson, Presi
dent of the United States:
SIR— I am in receipt of your order of
this date, directing the assignment of
General G. H. Thomas to the command
of the Fifth Military District, General
Sheridan to the Department of the
Missouri and General Hancock to the
Department of the Cumberland ; also,
your note of this date (enclosing these
instructions) saying, "Beforeyou issue
instructions to carry into effect the
enclosed order, I would be pleased to
hear any suggestions you may deem
necessary, respecting the assignments
to which the order refers."
1 am pleased to avail myself of this
invitation to urge, earnestly ilrge—
urge in the name of a patriotic people
who have sacrificed hundreds of thous
ands of loyal lives and thousands of
millions of treasure to preserve the in
tegrity and union of this country that
the order be not insisted on. It is un
mistakably the expressed wish of the
country that Gen. Sheridan should not
be removed from his present command.
This is a republic where the will of the
people is the law of the land. 1 beg
that their voice may be heard.
Gen. Sheridan has performed hisciv
il duties faithfully and intelligently.
His removal will only be regarded as
an effort to defeat the laws of Congress.
It will be interpreted by the unrecon
structed element in the South—those
who did all they could to break up this
Government by arms and now wish
to be the only element consulted as to
the method of restoring order—as a tri
umph. It will embolden them to re
newed opposition to the will of the loy
al masses, believing that they have the
Executive with them.
The services of General Thomas in
battling for the Union entitle him to
some consideration. He has repeated
ly entered his protest against being as
signed to either of the five Military dis
tricts, and especially to being assigned
to relieve Gen. Sheridan.
Gen. Hancock ought not to be re
moved from where he is. His depart
ment is a complicated one, which will
take a new commander some time to
become acquainted with.
Thereare military reasons, pecuniary
reasons, and, above all, patriotic reas
ons, why this order should not be in
I beg to refer to a letter, marked pri
vate, which I wrote to the President
when first consulted on the subject of
the change in the War Department. It
bears upon the subject of this removal,
and I had hoped would have prevent
1 have the honor to be, with great
respect, your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT, General U. S. A.
and Secretary of War ad interim.
•President Johnson to General Grant.
EXECUTI VE MANSION,
WASHINGTON, I). C., AUJ. 19. F
GENERAL.— I have received your
communication of the 17th inst., and
thank you for the promptness with
which you have submitted your views
respecting the assignments directed in
|my order of that date. When I stated,
I in my unofficial note of the 17th, that
! I would be pleased to hear any sugges
tions you might deem necessary upon
| the subject, it was not my intention to
j ask from you a formal report, but rath
j er to invite a verbal statement of any
reasons affecting the public interests
which, in your opinion, would render
the order inexpedient. Inasmuch,
however, as you have embodied your
suggestions in a written communica
tion, it is proper that I should make
You earnestly urge that the order be
not insisted on, renia. king that '"it is
unmistakably the expressed wish of
the country that General Sheridan
■ should not be removed from his pres
j ent command." While lam cognizant
of the efforts that have been made to
retain General Sheridan in command
| of the Fifth Military District, I am not
aware that the question has ever been
submitted to the people themselves for
determination. It certainly would be
unjust to the army to assume that, in
the opinion of the nation, he alone is
capable of commanding the States of
Louisiana and Texas, and that, were
he for any cause removed, no other gen
eral in the military service of the Uni
ted States would be competent to till
his place. General Thomas, whom I
have designated as his successor, is well
known to the country. Having won
high and honorable distinction in the
field, lie has since, in the execution of
the responsible duties of a department
commander, exhibited great ability,
sound discretion and sterling patriot
ism. He has not failed, under the most 1
trying circumstances, to enforce the
laws, to preserve peace and order, to!
encourage the restoration of civil au
thority and to promote, as far as possi- j
hie, a spirit of reconciliation. His ad-J
ministration of the Department of the
Cumberland will certainly compare !
most favorably with that of General
Sheridan in the Fifth Military Dis
trict. There affairs seem to be in a dis
turbed condition, and a bitter spirit of j
antagonism seems to have resulted;
from General Sheridan's management.
He has rendered himself exceedingly
obnoxious by the manner in which lie
nas exercised eveil the powers conferred
by Congress, and still more so by a
resort to authority not granted by law
nor necessary to its faithful and efficient
execution. His rule lias, in fact, been j
one of absolute tyranny without refer
ence to the principles of our govern-1
ment or the nature of our free institu
tions. The state of affairs which has re
sulted from the course he has pursued
has seriously interfered with a harmo
nious, satisfactory and speedy execu
tion of the acts of Congress, and is a
lone sufficient to justify a change. His
removal, therefore, cannot "be regard-!
Ed as an effort to defeat the laws of 1
Congress;" for the object is to facilitate ;
their execution, through an officer who |
has never failed to obey the statutes of
the land, and to exact, within his jur
isdiction, a like obedience from others.
It cannot "be interpreted by the unre
constructed element in the South—those
who did all they could to break up this
government by arms and now wish to
be the only element consulted as to the
method of restoring order—as a tri
umph for, as intelligent men, they
must know that the mere change of
military commanders cannot alter the
law, and that Gen. Thomas will be as
much bound by its requirements as
General Sheridan. It cannot "embold
en them to renewed opposition to the
will of the loyal masses, believing that
they have the Executive with them
for they are perfectly familiar with the
antecedents of the President, and know
that he has not obstructed the faithful
execution of any act of Congress.
No one, as you are aware, has a high
er appreciation than myself of the ser
vices of General Thomas, and no one
would be less inclined to assign him to
a command not entirely to his wishes.
Knowing him as I do, I cannot think
that he will hesitate for a moment to
obey any order having in view a com
plete and speedy restoration of the U
nion, in the preservation of which he
has rendered such important and valu
General Hancock, known to the whole
country as a gallant, able and patriotic
soldier, will, I have no doubt, sustain
his high reputation in any position to
which he may be assigned. If, as you
observe, the department which he will
leave is a complicated one, I feel confi
dent that, under the guidance and in
structions of Gen. Sherman, General
Sheridan will soon become familiar
with its necessities, and will avail him
self of the opportunity afforded by the
Indian troubles for the display of the
energy, enterprise and daring which
gave him so enviable a reputation dur
ing our civil struggle.
In assuming that it is the expressed
wish of the people that Gen. Sheridan
should not be removed from his pres
ent command, you remark that this is
a republic where the will of the people
is the law of the land, and beg that
their voice may be heard. This is in
deed a republic—based, however, upon
a written Constitution. That Consti
tution is the combined and expressed
will of the people, and their voice is
law when reflected in the manner
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6. 1867.
which that instrument prescribes.
While one of its provisions makes the
President Commander-in-Chief of the
army and navy, another requires that
he shall take care that the laws he
faithfully executed. Believing that a
change in the command of the Fifth
Military District is absolutely necessa
ry for a faithful execution of the laws,
I have issued the order which is the
subject of this correspondence, and in
thus exercising a power that inheres in
the Executive under the Constitution,
as Commander-in-Chief of the military
and naval forces, I am discharging a
duty required of me by the will of the
nation, as formally declared in the su
preme law ofthe land. By his oath the
Executive is solemnly bound, "to the
best of his ability, to preserve, protect
and defend the constitution," and al
though in great excitement it
may be lost to public view, it ishisdu
ty, without regard to consequences to
himself, to hold sacred and to enforce
any and all of its provisions. Any oili
er course would lead to the destruction
of the republic; for, the Constitution
once abolished, there would be no Con
gress for the exercise of legislative pow
ers, no Executive to see that the laws
are faithfully executed, no Judiciary to
afford to the citizen protection of life,
limb and property. Usurpation would
inevitably follow, and a despotism fixed
upon the people, in violation of their
combined and expressed will. In con
clusion, I fail to perceive any military,
pecuniary or patriotic reasons why
this order should not be carried into
effect. You will remember that, in
the first instance, I did not consider
General Sheridan the most suitable
officer for the command of the Fifth
Military District. Time has strength
ened my convictions upon this point,
and has led me to the conclusion that
patriotic considerations demand that
he should he superseded by an officer
who, while lie will faithfully execute
the law, will at the same time give
more general satisfaction to the whole
people, white and black, north and
south. I am, General, very respectfully
yours, ANDREW JOHNSON.
To Gen. U. S. Grant, Secretary of War
RAPID AM) STARII.IXG PROGRESS
OP Ul'K REVOLUTION.
On we march! The negro cloud still
hangs upon our political horizon and
threatens the nation. The radicals de
scend from great legislation to the pet
ty passions of party politics, and are
bent upon absorom'g in the one control
ling idea the whole forces of the gov
ernment. Fortunately, the executive
power comes to the rescue and stands
between Congress and the national sui
cide they would commit. This is clear
ly shown by the masterly answer of
President Johnson to General Grant, in
the correspondence of officials relative
to the removal of General Sheridan,
which we publish to-day. General
Grant, evidently felt the force of the de
mand which the radical party was mak
ing upon him to place himself right with
them and seized the opportunity thus
unwillingly given him by Mr. Johnson.
The latter, however, was not unequal
to the task of parrying the thrust,
and in his answer to General Grant
gives us the best State paper and the
most exact explanation of his position
that have been issued from the Execu
tive Mansion during his administration.
The General, true to the instincts of the
soldier, merges too much of military
feeling into his remonstrance, lie ap
parently forgets what we have for
some time past been advocating—that
the removal of Sheridan changes no
law, alters no result. To imagine that
any one man is absolutely necessary
to the preservation of our institutions
or the government of any section, is to
forget the fundamental elements of re
publicanism ; merge principles into
men ; give rule to the latter; ignore any
innate force in laws themselves; and
march the people at a double-quick to
military despotism. In this view alone
we applaud the removal of Sheridan;
for the political cry raised by the par
ty in power shows how closely they are
treading upon the dangerous ground
we have designated. A brave soldier,
indeed, is Sheridan, and the President
pays a just tribute to his worth; but it
must be a principle of our republican
ism that no man is absolutely essential
tons. This lesson we must that'll at
once. Ignoring it, we touch the bor
der of dictatorship and its inevitable se
Andrew Johnson attempted at lirst to
seize the three branches of Government
and embody their forces in himself. —
lie failed. Congress has lately tried to
do the same. They, too, have failed.
All this shows the strength of our Gov
ern meat and the terrible st rain to which
it may be subjected without breaking.
It is useless for Congress to hope that
by any enactment they can usurp all
power. Their efforts to break the ex
ecutive branch by splitting it into frag
ments is in every sense illegal, and to
be deplored by every man who seeks
the general good instead of political
victory. The desire, niorever, to force
to the surface a vast negro element —
untrained, uneducated, unfitted to con
trol themselves, much less legislate for
those who have just set thein free—is
the maddest phase of a revolution
which is urged on with a partizan vio
lence which forgets, in its present suc
cess, that it must finally bring a reac
tion which will be terrible to both white
and black. The former will dry up
his sympathies for a race which is for
ced so rapidly upwards that sympathy
now turns todisgust. The latter, taught
that it is his color that gives him merit,
will sink to the level from which, in
common with ignorance of any color,
he must slowly march upwards. Here
he too will be filled with disgust; dis
gust for the white who have inflated
him; disgust that he has tasted at a
spring he must leave and afterwards
reach by long years of toil; disgust
that, after all that has been told him,
brain is the measure of the man. The
radical party, in forcing this black ele
ment into such prominence, appear on
ly to eleVate it the higher that the re
action may drep it the lower.
Air. Johnson now holds in his hands
the forces that can resolve this problem
of reconstruction. If he will only rise
to the demands o the occasion, he may
restore himself to the confidence of the
North. His letter to General Grant is
full of executive power and a determina
tion that it shall not be wrested from
him. The whole common sense of
country sustains his effort to keep his
poise despite the desire of Congress to
overturn him. Let them impeach him.
He may challenge it and win. Let him
overturn the clashing elements in his
own Cabinet; tlie country will applaud.
Let him drive back the bla k crowd
that threatens both North and South ;
lie will receive all aid. President Lin
coln issued an emancipation proclama
tion for the blacks; let Andrew John
son issue, by universal amnesty, an
emancipation for the white portion of
the population of the United States. —
New York Ilerald.
A CAPITA I. LETTER.
We publish below a letter from Jas.
F. Shunk, Esq., of York, Pa., to a reli
gious paper published at Cleveland, O
hio. His "anxious inquiries" are well
put, and will doubtless make the "bi
ographer" of the Sunday-School book
"scratch his head" for an answer:
YORK, Pa., July 18th, 18G7.
Editor Christian Standard: —l observe
in a recent issue of your paper you com
menced a "Life of Abraham Lincoln
for the Sabbath school and Home cir
cle" as a book proper for your subscri
bers to introduce into their families,
and you refer to "the moral and relig
ious characteristics" of "the Great E
mancipator" as of excellent and profi
table example to Christians. There is
nothing to indicate that you have a
pecuniary interest in the book, and it
is fair to presume that you have en
deavored to speed its sale from an hon
est belief that Its hero was a follower
of Christ. On this assumption alone
can you escape the grave charge of hold
ing up the example of an unregenerale
man, wilfully and knowingly, for imi
tation by young people and the emula
tion of grown disciples. Since, there
fore, I cannot, without impeaching your
integrity and zeal for the Gospel, doubt
that you truly regard tlie late Mr. Lin
coln as having been an eminent and ad
mirable example of devoted piety, 1
shall really take it as a kindness if you
will be pleased in an early number of
the Standard to inform an anxious, in
quirer on what ground you rest an o
pinion of such grave consequence, and
which you avow with such boldness.
The inquiry is especially pertinent in
view of the fact that Mr. Lincoln nev
er made any profession of faith in Christ
before the world, that he was never
buried with llim in baptism, and nev
er partook of any of the ordinances or
shared any of the duties which he ap
pointed for His disciples—and that
while others, since his unhappy death,
which took place in an edifice not com
monly regarded among Christians as
an anteroom to Heaven, have made
large religious claims for him, he nev
er in all his life made any for himself.
It wiJl be gratifying indeed, and of
substantial service to the memory ofthe
late President, if you can, in the face
of these unpleasant facts, show that his
,fet: vere planted on the Rock of Ages
and that his walk with God was close
It will be of especial comfort to the
unregenerate if you can make it plain
that the scripture which calls for faith,
repentance, baptism, and a godly life,as
the conditions of salvation, is obsolete,
and that there are broad and easy ways
to Heaven by which one may escape
the narrow and thorny path which leads
up to the door of Christ and which is
the only one of which the word of Cod
gives any account. And it will cer
tainly tend to liberalize society, loosen
the uneasy and conventional bands
which restrain the tongues of men from
smut, and promote general and boister
ous mirth, if a class of jokes of which
his late Excellency was notoriously
fond and which are as yet confined to
bar-rooms or worse places, can be shown
to be proper studies for little boys and
girls in .mnday school, and harmless
chat lor Christian parents around the
I write this note on my own behalf
as well as on that of a sister of
the church who is a subscriber to your
paper and a constant reader of it.—
Please publish it in conjunction with
your answer. Respectfully yours,
J AS. F. SIIUXK.
A VERY sensible woman, who is go
ing to Europe, desires that when her
husband's name and her own are pub
lished in the list of passengers, it shall
be Mr. and wife, not lady, for he
goes abroad with his own lawful wife,
and nobody else.
—Belle Boyd, now Mrs. liardinge,
is in Baltimore. She has left her hus
band, and will settle in St. Louis.
VOL. 62.—WHOLE No. 5.408.
A YOUNG HERO KILLSSIXCIIEYEN
XES AND ESCAPES WITH A
Some four or five weeks ago, one of the
grading parties in advance of the rail
road had with them a young man of
about 18 years named George Wait.—
His business was to break the prairie
ground with a plough for the graders
along the line. One morning, as he was
out about two ami a half miles from the
camp, twenty-one miles beyond Ells
worth, mounted on a mule, he discover
ed a party of about thirty Indians dash
out of the timber on the Smoky Hill,
and make toward him and another man,
who was on foot, about a quarter of a
mile nearer camp than he was. He
started to go towards camp, but the In
dians discovering his intention, by the
superior He tness of their ponies, cut
him off. Young Wait now saw them
divide into two parties—one party go
ing toward his comrade and the other
towards him. He attempted to make
the timber on the Smoky Hill, but the
Indians were too rapid in their move
ments for him. He had two navy re
volvers, and resolved that the red-skins
should pay for his scalp if they got it,
and a fair price, too. Soon they came
near, circling around him with savage
yells, and began shooting at him. The
Indians seemed to be well armed with
pistols and lances, very few having bows
and arrows. Wait returned the fire,
and he says that several times they
came so near that the lances nearly
touched him. Indian after Indian fell
before the unerring aim of Wait's six
shooters, and the assaulting party was
getting smaller very rapidly; the dead
Indians being carried away by the sur
vivors according to Indian custom. —
Soon he heard the shouts of approach
ing comrades, and the Indians made a
final dash to kill the brave boy, who,
maimed already with a bullet in his leg,
still stuck to his mule. One young war
rior came up until the muzzle of his pis
tol nearly touched that of the boy; and
botli fired—the Indian falling from his
horse with a mortal wound, while the
hero of the fight only got a revolver
ball in bis side. In a few moments
more the rescuing party came up, con
sisting of half a dozen negro soldiers
and some railroad employes, when the
Indians suddenly retreated. 'Waitstill
had strength to dismount and take the
pistols and scalp-lock of the "last of the
Cheyennes," whicn last he now bears
as a trophy of his fight.
A USEFUL RACE.— It cannot be deni
ed that the colored race has proved
itself the most generally useful race that
has ever existed in this country. They
have not only cultivated cotton, rice,
tobacco and corn, but they have been
invaluable to the politicians, the phi
lanthropists, the philosophers, the sen
timentalists, the poets, the stui np-speak
ers and thedoctors of divinity. Whilst
their industry produced the staples
which laid the foundations of the vast
commercial and manufacturing enter
prise and wealth of America, their
condition has occupied the minds and
set going the tongues and pens, and
finally the muskets and cannon of the
white race. The earth is yet quivering
under the shock of that collision of
ideas and muscle of which the colored
man was the innocent cause. But his
uses, his progress of all sorts, have not
yet been exhausted. If he is no longer
bearing the burthen of slavery, he is
hearing the burden of politicians, who
are astride of the freed man, like the
Old Mail of the Sea, with their legs
twisted around his neck, and are deter
mined to make him carry them to the
high places of power. What would
become of American politics, or Ameri
can philanthropy, without the colored
man? If we could imagine for a mo
ment that there was not one of the race
in America, what would we do for
political staples, and where would
there be a channel for those overflow
ing sympathies which disdain to in
cludeany white men except the particu
lar individual exercising them. — Hat
STORY WITH A MORAL.. —When Gen
era! Jackson was moving on to-strike
McClellan's flank on the Chickahom
iny, became to a stream which had
no bridge, and could not be crossed
without one. The General had brought
with him from the Valley a rough,
uneducated man, fu'l of energy, who
had served him in emergencies, and in
whom he bad the utmost confidence.
He called this man and told him that
stream must be bridged immediately;
the regular engineers were also advised
of the fact. In a short time the rough
carpenter and the polished men of
science were at the stream ; the former
had his plan, the latter theirs, lie wish
ed to go at the work at once without
drawings, but they objected until they
could perfect the plans on paper. The
engineers retired to their tent to per
fect a paper bridge; the carpenter took
his men and went to work at once to
make a real one. In a very short time
lie appeared at the General's tent, and
reported briefly thus: "General, that
bridge is done, but them pictures ain't
come yet." This story has a moral that
all our readers can discover.
NOTHING* like love and hunger to
drive a man mad or make him happy-
Next to a feast upon a seventeen year
old pair of sweet lips under grape vines
by moonlight, is a foray upon a platter
of cold beans after fishing for suckers
all day. The one fills the poetic heart
and the other an empty stomach.
—There are 1,500 men at work in the
! RULERS IN 3IEXICO SINCE 1521.
The following isalistof theruiersthai
have succeeded one another in Mexico
since its independence, in 1821:
1823—Generals Guerrero, Bravo and
1821—General Victoria, President.
1827—General Pedraza, President.
1830 —Pustamente. President.
1832 Pedraza, Presi(lent.
1835—Santa Anna, President.
1837 —Pustamen te, President.
1840—General Earinos, President.
1811 —Bustamente, President.
1811—Santa Anna, President.
1813—Retireinentof Santa Anna, suc
cessor not known.
1811—Santa Anna, Dictator.
1813—General Cavalyo, President.
1817—Jose Justo Caro, President.
1818—Santa Anna, President.
1830 —Arista, President.
1831 —Juan Celiallis, President.
1833—.Manuel Limbardina, President.
1833—Santa Anna, President—April
1851—Santa Anna, Dictator—Decem
1855—A1 varez—Dictat< >r.
1850 —Zuoloaga, President.
1838 —Miramon, Vice President.
1839 —Zuoloaga, President.
1801 —J uarez, President.
1801—Maximillian, Emperor, and
1807 —Maximillian fallen, and Juarez,
VULGAR LANGUAGE.— There is as
much connection between the words
and thoughts as there is between the
thoughts and the actions. The lat
ter are not only the expressions of the
lornier, but they have the power to
react upon the soul and leave the stain
of their corruption there. A young
man who allows himself to make use
of one vulgar or profane word has not
only shown that there isa foul spot up
on his mind, but by the utterance of
that word he extends the spot and in
flames it, till, by indulgence, it will
pollute the whole soul. Be carelul of
your words, as they showyour thoughts.
If you can control the tongue so that
no improper words are pronounced by
it, you will soon be able to control the
mind, and save that from corruption.
You will extinguish the fire by smoth
ering it, or by preventing bad - houghts
from burstingout in language. Never
utter a word anywhere which you
would be ashamed to speak in the
presence of the most refined female or
religious man. Try this practice a lit
tle while, and you will soon have com
mand of yourself.
lafI'IUiVUMRNTS IN PIIRPAHISU
CORNED BEEF.— It was long since
known that bladdeis have the peculiar
property of pressing water and watery
vapor through their pores, but not al
cohol, so that brandy or whisky enclos
ed in a bladder becomes much stronger
in the course of time by the loss of vva
terVvaporating through the pores. Dr.
Mareet, in England, has descovered
that bladders possess a similar proper
ty in regard to juices of meat. Hesalts
meat, enclosing it in a bladder previ
ous to plunging it in the brine. The
brine passes freely through the bladder,
but the nourishing constitution contain
ed in the juice of the flesh are preven
ted from dissolving in the brine. The
meat thus prepared was found to taste
better and to be more wholesome and
nutritive than meat salted by direct
immersion in the brine. The brine of
our common corned beef is strongly
charged with nutritive material, and
makes an excellent soup when the ex
cess of salt is removed by crystal ization
after concentrating it by heat.
A GOOD STOUY.—A Soldier of tiie
West, during the late war, being off
duty, was engaged by a landlord to dig
a iatci! of potatoes, oil condition that
lie should be furnished with a bottle of
whisky to begin with. The landlord
accordingly took hi in to the field, show
id him the patch, and left him a full
bottle of his favorite beverage. About
an hour afterward the landlord went
to see how the son of Mars progressed
in !iis business of farming. He found
him holding to an old stump, unable to
stand without it, his bottle lying empty
at his feet, and no potatoes (lug. Being
quiteoxasperated, the landlord exclaim
"Hallo! you scoundrel! Istliis the
way you dig my potatoes forme?"
"11a!" says the soldier, lapping his
tongue, staggering half round, squin
ting and hiccuping, "if you want your
potatoes dug, fetch 'em on —for —I'll be
banged if I'm going to run round the
lot after 'em."
WRITE PEAIX.—A petition recently
presented to a Buffalo court was rejec
ted by the judge on account of "illegi
ble writing." Bad hand writing, it
generally supposed, is the sure indica
tion of genius, but there can lie no grea
ter fallacy. To write legibly can never
interfere with a man's chance to gain
fame, while to write illegibly does in
terfere greatly with success in a print
ing office. People who write for news
papers should remember that good
writing and good sense, a plain handand
plain words are always most highly pri
—"lie leaves five wives and seven
teen children to mourn his loss," are the
concluding words of a Utah obituary no
—Some irreverent thief entered the
houseof a minister in Dayton, Ohio, one
day hist week and stole all the mission
Twenty thousand emigrants have v
gone West over the Pennsylvania ltail
road since the Ist of January.