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lIKSHEQI I.VS POETESS.
!.Y PAVI. PEMBEItTON, 18.
ii. tin soft name poetic is,
.. r in my heart will blended be,
h<> Ming amid these lovely vales
In sweetest minstrelsy.
i to tin echo of her lute,
-taut lauds, enraptured by the strain :
v native bills my soul breathes out
Its situple, sad refrain.
1 ki. >• that Susquehanna's waves,
us the - round emerald islands dunce,
•il'ul, ami fraught with legends old
o; Indian romance.
r i the mush- of the dipping oar,
t! • light canoe across the tide,
\ ,ii_'. red chieftain proudly clasp
lib I ad-decked, forest bride.
. [I , t chi 'ML her girlhood's borne,
WOMAN' trust went forth a loving wife,
-t. d, nii-stie duties happy moved
Til: sorrow broio her life.
[ i 1 m> murmur from lier holy lips,
When drank she of bereavement's bitterness ;
T. • f.o ri.l v of lleav, n is now . ue more,"
She sighed, "but mine one less."
■ tla- .hangj when o'er her spirit s dream,
V melancholy dyed suffusion came,
i . is <1 not that sorrow's withering blight
L>t spoiled her fragile frame.
■■tt like the fragrant summer leaf,
fdls in its full lustre to the ground :
:'p as hushed when its majestic sweep,
With richest chords was crowned.
a !i r < -ve r mountain, through ravine,
N stuns brilliant paintings be ;
• s !i, v.ho praised each forest scene,
B .a my RE verie.
| - ~TE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS"
lev T. s. ARTHUR.
iv bid we were struck with '
■ F AN eminent physician, and ]
. ,t • !' it hundreds of times since. I
in making returns, reported
SS AII necount against a gentle
-14.! I I utly failed in business.
. iod for nothing," said the
M has sunk everything,and
• it'., his family on the world penni
;•! ysieiaii D"IK the bill, quietly tore
PH UEA and then turning to the unfor
• i icbi.u's account, wrote across it—
Rather a losing business that," remark- |
hope to be able to say the Lord's'
• • : is LONG as I live, was the physi- 1
• s culm reply, " Forgive us our debts J
: rgive our debtors. With what J
ye mete it shall be measured to
. • 'gain."
- nuudreds of times since then, in
• xperiencc and contact with men
'! ught of that physician's re
al very lew have we met, who,
d say the Lord's Prayer witli
*• g FOR a curst; instead of a bless
: LI E LORD forgave their debts as
g ve LI T .r debtors, their chance of
MILL ■!' would not lie worth A frac- :
• T f forgiveness is not confined
M .fessor—to bini whose lips re-
LY the holy words of the holy
> ■ tar as our experienne and ob
■ they who profess to have "had
VE:I, because they had sinned
- rigid in their exaction of the
' n tiling, as liie men who assume i
f life or conversation. \YC
i general terms. There are .
•4 ■i• 11 -jn -■ in both classes, but not,
AN 1 t I believe, in one more
With an individual of the !
1 -INN, WO have now to deal. We
be haul with liini — we shall
ate his ilefeets ; for his purpo- :
' ami when he sees what is
stly strives to overcome it But
! self-interest blind us all. —
! Mr. Harvey Green, notwith
' had passed from "death into'
•■■l ii.td the evidence of the change
••' that " lie loved the brethren."
V ' y 1 BVI II was a shrewd man of busi
est M UL! his dealings, y<*t ever
his own. lie took no advantage
- and WAS very careful not to let
l advantage "1 him. While act-
L'l I eept, " Owe no man anything,"
1 sight of a debtor, nor rested
gation remained in force. A
' WAS that Harvey Green pros
tmngs of this world- -not that
VERY rich, but so well off as to
"as., nable want supplied.
. 'M d, a few years ago, that A
1 A ilkins, after an unsuccessful
W ''H fortune, continued through
N years, failed in business. Few
d harder or suffered more;
a", last IN: yielded to the pressure
' nm-taiices, he sunk down for a
• ate in mind and body. Every
'ie had was given up to the credi-
I'lypcrty P.IID but a small percect
;T-ir claims — and then lie went
world, all his business rela
■ up, and, under the heavy dis
• his situation, bravely sought
1 his large dependent family
E. O. GOODRICH, Eufoliwlier.
things needful to their sustenance and
growth in mind and body,
i Among his creditors was Green. Now
\\ ilkins belonged to the same church that
numbered Green among its members.
W hen the latter heard of the failure he
was a good deal disturbed, although the
sum owed to him was not over three or four
hundred dollars. On reilectiou, he grew
" AVilkins is an honest man," said he to
himself. " He'll pay me sooner or later."
It did not take long to sell off, at a bad
sacrifice, the stock of goods remaining in
the hands of the debtor, for he threw no
impediment in the way of those who sought
to obtain their due.
" Ah, my friend," said the latter,'on meet
ing with Green, a few days after' closing
up of his insolvent estate, " this is a sad
business ! But if God gives me strength I
will pay off every dollar of this debt before
I die. An honest man can never sleep
soundly while he owes his neighbor a farth
" The right spirit, brother Wilkins," an
swered Green ; the right spirit! Hold
fast to that declaration, and all will come
out straight in the end. Though 1 can't
very well lie out of my money, yet I will
wait patiently until you are able to pay
me. 1 alway said you were an honest man;
and 1 am sure you will make good my
" God helping me, I will," said the debt
or ; his voice trembled, and his eyes grew
moist. O, how dark all looked in the fu
ture ! What a weight of grief, mortifica
tion and despondency on his heart !
The two men parted, and each took his
homeward way, the debtor and the creditor.
The one with countenance erect, the other
sad and depressed.
1 hat night Mr. Green prayed, " Forgive
us our debts as we forgive our debtors."
Yet scarcely bad the words died on his lips
ere he was musing on the chances in favor
of his ever receiving from the penniless
Wilkins the few hundred dollars due him by
that unhappy individual. There was no
sympathy for him in his heart; no thoughts
of his terrible prostration of spirit ; noth
ing of pity and forgiveness. A selfish re
card for his own interest completely ab
sorbed all humane considerations.
Time passed on. Mr. Wilkins was no
drone. An earnest, active man, he
found employment—not very remunerative
at first, but still sufficiently so to enable
him to secure many comforts for his family,
and to provide for their education.
One, two, three years glided by. With
the growth of his children, his expenses in
creased, and kept so close a tread upon his
income that he had not been able to payoff
any of the old obligations although he
never iost sight of them, and never ceased
to feel troubled on account of their exist
0, debt, debt, debt!" he would often
sigh to himself. " What would I not give
to be able to say, I owe no man anything.
But with my large tamily and limited in
come what hope is there !"
This was his depresed state of mind one
day when Mr. Green called in to see him.
Many times before this the unhappy man
had been reminded of his debt.
" llow are you getting on ?" inquired the
creditor, fixing his eyes steadily upon poor
Mr. \\ ilkins, who felt a sense of suffocation
and slightly quailed before his tyrant.
" I have much to be thankful fur," meekly
replied the debtor.
"My health has been gootl, and 1 have
had steady employment."
" Y'uu are living comfortable."
" And we are grateful to a kind Provi
dence for our blessings."
" Y our salary is one thousand dollars ?"
" It is ; and I have six children to sup
"You ought to save something. I've
been easy with you a long time ; it's three
years now, and you haven't offered me one
cent. If you'd paid me five or ten dollars
at a time, the debt would have been less
ened. I wish you would begin to make
some arrangements. Y'ou ought to save at
least two hundred dollars from your salary.
1 know plenty of men who get oniy eight
hundred dollars a year, and have as large
families as yours."
1 lie eye of Mr. \\ ilkins fell heavily to the
floor ; he felt as if a heavy weight had been
laid upon his bosom. He made no reply,
for what could he say ?
1 have always upheld you as an honest
man," remarked Green, in a tone of voice
that implied an awakening doubt as to
whether this view of the debtor's character
was really correct.
I hat is between God and my own con
science,' said H ilkins, lifting his eyes from
the Hour and looking with some sternness
into the face of his persecuting creditor.
" For your own sake, I trust you will
keep a clear conscience," returned Green.
" As for the present matter between us, all
I wish to know is whether you mean to pay
my debt, and if so, when I may expect to
" llow much is the debt ?" asked Wilkius.
" It was three hundred and seventy dol
lars at the time of your failure. Interest
added, it now amounts to four hundred and
fifty," said Green.
" 'I here were other debts beside yours."
" Of course there were; but I have noth
ing to do with them."
"The whole amount of my indebtedness
was twenty thousand dollars. The yearly
interest on this is more than my whole in
come. I cannot pay the interest, much less
" But you can pay my small claim if you
will ; you could have paid it before this
time, it the disposition had existed. You
tald of conscience, but I'm afraid, brother
\\ iikins, in your case there is a very nar
row foundation of honesty for conscience to
rest upon. I don't put much faith in the
professions of men who live after the fash
ion you live, aud yet refuse to pay their
debts. I'm a plain spoken individual, and
you now have my mind freely."
1 he tone and manner of the creditor were
harsh in the extreme.
"l'erhaps," said Wilkins, with forced
calmness, "there may be less ofdishonesty
in my witholding than in your demanding."
"Dishonesty! Do you dare I" The cred
itor's face flushed, and his lips quivered
"1 here are ten creditors in all," said
\\ ilkins. with a regained composure. " Let
me put you a question. I owe John Mar
tin six hundred dollars. Suppose I had six
hundred dollars, and little prospect of ever
TOWAXDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., NOVEMBER 23, 1865.
getting any more and were to pay the
whole of it over to John Martin, instead of
dividing it equally between you and all the
creditors, would you deem the act right on
my part? Or would you think Martin re
ally honest, if lie were to crowd and chafe
me until in very desperation as it were, 1
gave him the whole of what mainly be
longed to the others ? Would you not say
that he had possessed himself of your prop
erty ! 1 know you would. And "let me say
to you plainly, that I do not think your
present effort to get me to pay oil' your
I claim entire, regardless of others equally
as much entitled to be paid as yourself, at
all indicative of unselfishness, or a spirit of
genuine honesty. If I have any money to
pay, it belongs equally to all my creditors,
not to any one of them exclusively."
To be turned upon thus by a man who
was in debt to him, to be charged with a
dishonest spirit by the poor creature whose
relation to society he regarded as essenti
ally dishonest, this was to much for the self
complacency of Mr. Green. lie rose up
quickly, saying, in a threatening tone :
"A ou will repent of this insult, sir ! 1
have forborne for years, believing that you
were really honest ; but for this forbear
ance 1 now meet with outrage. I shall for
bear no longer. You are able enough to
pay me, and 1 will find away to compel
you to do so."
Left alone with troubled thoughts, poor
Mr. \\ ilkins felt not only humiliated and
wretched, but alarmed for the integrity of
his household. There was no way in which
his creditor could extort the sum due him
except by seizing upon bis household fur
niture. That Green would do this, he had
but too good reason to fear ; for lie had
done it in other cases. His tears proved
net altogether groundless. On the next
day, ;i sheriffs writ was served on him at
the suit of Harvey Green.
" What do you propose doing ?" asked
Wilkins, on meeting with his creditor a few
" To get my monev," was answered stern
" But I have nothing."
"We will soon see about that! Good
Mr. Green imagined that the indignation
felt toward \\ ilkins was directed against
his dishonest spirit, was, in fact, a right
eous indignation, when its spring was in
cupidity and wounded pride.
It was the day before the trial of his
cause against Wilkins, when he expected
to get judgment by default, as no answer
had been made by the defendant in the
case. And it was his purpose, as it had
been from the beginning, to order execu
tion as soon as the matter was through the
court, and seize upon any property that
could be found.
Evening came, and Mr. Green sat with
his children around him in his pleasant
home. A sweet little boy knelt before
him, his pure hands clasped in prayer,
while from bis lips came, musically, the
words taught by the Lord to hits disciples,
"Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our
debtors." There seemed to be a deep mean
ing in the words, murmured by innocent
childhood, than had ever before reached
bis perceptions. His thoughts were stirred;
new emotions awakened. The prayer was
said, the little one arose from his knees
and lifted his rosy lips for the good night
" Father," said he, turning back after
going across the room, " I'm not going to
let Harry Williams pay me for that sled.
It got broke all to pieces the next day after
I let him have it."
"He bought it from you,"said Mr. Green.
" I know he did ; but Harry's mother is
poor, and lie only gets a penny now and
then. It will take him a long time to save
a dollar ; ami then the sled is broken, and ,
no good to him. I have a great many more i
nice things than he lias, and why should I i
want his pennies when he gets so few?"
" What made you think of this ?" asked
his father who was touched by the words
of his child.
"It came into my mind just now when I
was saying my prayers. I prayed, "For
give us our debts, as we forgive our debt- j
ors." Now Harry Williams is my debtor, j
is lie not ?"
" Yes, my son."
"Well, ill don't forgive him bis debt,
how can I expect God to forgive me my
debt? If I pray to him to forgive me my
debts as I forgive Harry, and if 1 don't
forgive Harry, at all, don't 1 aak God
not to forgive me, father?"
The child spoke earnestly, and stood
with his large, deep, calm eyes fixed intent
ly on his father's face. Almost involuntar
ily Mr. Green repeated the words :
"If ye forgive not men their trespasses,'
said our Saviour, 'neither will your Father
forgive your trespasses,"
" I'll forgive Harry the debt, father, I'm
sure lie isn't able to pay for the sled ; and
I have a great many more nice things than
he has. If I don't do it, bow can I ever
pray that prayer again ?"
"0, yes, yes ! Forgive liim the debt by
all means!" replied the father, kissing his
That evening was spent by Mr. Green
in closer self-communion than lie had known
for many years. The words of his child
had come to him like rebuking precepts
from Heaven, and he bowed his head, hu
miliated and repentant, resolving to forgive
in the future as lie would be forgiven.
On the morning that followed, as Mr.
YVilkins, from whose mind the cloud had
not lifted itself, who was yet trernblingMor
the home of his children, was passing from
his door, a lad placed a letter in his hand.
He knew the face of the boy from its like
ness to that of Mr. Green.
" More trouble," lie sighed to himself as
he tluust the note into his pocket. An
hour afterward# he opened it, and, to his
bewilderment and surprise, found within
his account fully drawn out, and receipted
with the signature of Harvey Green. He
low the receipt was written, " I stand re
buked. I must forgive, if I hope to be for
It was with difficulty that Wilkins could
restrain a gush of tears, so great wan his
instant revulsion of feeling. And, if Har
vey Green could have seen his heart at
that moment, his debt would have been
paid fourfold. No amount of money ponred
into his coffers could have produced such
a feeling of heavenly delight.
ONE hour gained by rising early, is worth
a month in a year.
REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER.
I FUN, FACTS AND FACETIiE.
KINUNF.SS and cheerfulness can remove
uiore than half the wrinkles out of the forehead of
A DUTCHMAN a few days ago, picked up a
bound volume of documents, on the hack of vliich
was stamped "Pub. Docs." "Teifel," said he,
"vat kinder poolts vill dey print next? As I lit"
here is one on pap toys. ''
\\ itv cannot a gentleman legally possess
a short walking stick V—Because it can never be
lontj to liim.
A MAN in getting out of an omnibus, a
tew days since, made use of two rows of knees as
banisters to steady himself, at which the ladies
took offense, and one cried aloud, "He is a perfect
savage! ' "True," said a wag, inside, "he belongs
to the Paw-knee tribe."
, "WHAT is the chief use of bread ?" asked
an examiner at a recent school exhibition. " The
chiet use of bread," answered the urchin, appar
ently astonished at the simplicity of the inqui y,
"is to spread butter and jam on it,"
ON the door of a parish church, not a
hundred miles from Pendle Hill, was recently af
fixed the following notice : "The church wardens
will hold their quarterly meeting <wj t'.r irie/. g,
instead of half-yearly as formerly."
BHIGIIAM YOUNG is, indeed, a Pillar of Salt
Lake. His idea of it wife is —IAPIH.
" ROSE, my dear," said a mother to her
daughter, • 'if you are so stiff and reserved, you
will never get a husband." "Ma," retorted the
young liuly, "unless the poets tell til is, api lut mve
is not without attractions."
WHY is a barrister like a retail liquor
dealer ?—-because his business depends upon liis
standing at the bar.
WHY is kissing your swetheart like eat
ing soup with a fork? -Because it tukts a longtime
to get enough of it.
ONE who bas had considerable experience
iu the house .coping line, says that a home should
he supplied with such necessaries as piety, pickles,
pots and kettles, brushes, brooms, benevolence,
bread, charity,cheese, faith, flour,affection, cider,
sincerity, onions, integrity, vinegar, wine and wis
dom. Have all these, and happiness w ill he with
GAU, HAMILTON says one can be daughter,
sister, friend, without impeachment of one's sagac
ity : but it is a dreadful endorsement of a man to -
IDEA is u shadow that departeth ; speech
is fleeting as the wind ; reading is lurremeinbered
pastime : but writing is eternal.
V. E are enabled to state positively that
' ill the jokes rel . ting to crinoline are not used up.
for instance : M by do ladies wear sueb extraordi
nary tlrin"s as crinoline? Because all the heaven
i ly bodies tuove in eccentric circles.
' IN a game of cards, a good deal depends
| on good playing, and good playing on a good de al.
GEESE, dull as they are, imitate men.— I
Notice that if one of the flock drinks the rest fol
"En," said a customer who had just pur
chased a bottle of Bourbon from a jocose apothe
cary, "can you tell nie why whiskey always tastes
smoky ?" "It is because it always comes in pipes," ,
replied the compounder of pills.
AN exchange gives the following sensi
ble advice : Stick t5 your home paper. No matter !
il you arc poor, remember none are so poor as the I
ignorant, except it be the depraved, and they too
otten go together. Keep y iur home paper. Re-I
member that it is the advertiser of your neighbor
hood and tells yon what is going on around you
instead of a thousand miles awav.
ADAM, in his capacity of gardner, was un
doubtedly tlie inventor of the well known </!•/-nitv j
ARTHUR is a real Union boy, but not at all
religiously inclined, so that his mamma often Las f
great difficulty in getting liim to pray undcrstand
iugly. One evening, after much persuasion, he |
knelt down to repent his usual prayer, but said :
"Now I lay me down to sleep, shouting the battle i
cry of freedom."
" On, Mr. Grubbles !" exclaimed a young \
mother, "shouldn't you like to have a family of I
rosy children about yonr knee?" "No, ma'am," ■
said the disagreeable old bachelor, "I'd rather have j
a lot of yellow ooys in my pocket"
A TAVERN-KEEPER, at Lehigh, Lancashire,
has inscribed over his door, instead of the usual
pictorial notification, "my sign's in the cellar." A
man who lives opposite says the t folks who go into
that cellar almost always bring out the signs there
of with them.
"EXCUSE me, madam, bate I would like to
know why you look at me so savagely,said a gen
tleman to a lady stranger. '-Oh! beg pardon, sir.
1 took yon for my husband!" was the reply.
" ou are very handsome," said a gentle
man to a ladv. "Ah!" said the lady, "so you
would say if you did not think so. " "And so you
would think," answered he. " though f should not
YorNfi WIFE —"Oh, my dear, there is a
most lovely set- -pin, ear-rings and sleeve buttons.
Do go buy them." Mu. TIOUTSTKIXO—"Yes, my
dear, I mean to go by them as soon as possible."
A COUNTRY girl was spilt from a wagon at
Columbus, Ohio, and had all her finery mussed and
dirtied. >She lay some time insensible. Her first
trembling exclamation on recovering was: "1 hope
there was no editor in sight!"
" CABBAGE," says the Edinburgh Review,
"contains more muscle-sustaining nutriment than
any other vegetable." This probably accounts for
the fact or there being so many athletic fellows
among the tailors.
A VERV absent-minded individual being
upset from a boat in the river, sunk twice before
he remembered that heconld swim. lie fortunate
ly remembered it just before he sunk the third aud
last time. A great invention is memory.
A GKXTI.KMAN lately heard a laborer grave
ly inform two comrades that a seveuty-four-pound
er is a cannon that sends a ball exactly seventy
"I think see a new /ec-ture in this
case," as the lawyer said when his client informed
him that lic had plenty of money.
A POOR, thoughtless old gentleman sat
down the other day, on the spur of the moment.
Ilis screams were frightful.
A CONFECTIONER in New York has brought
his business to such perfection that he is now of
fering to the public his candied opinion.
IF there be no tints of affection in the
morning haze of life, it will be in vain to seek them
in the staring light of the late moon.
A PERSON who lias been traveling "Down
East," says that he saw plenty of pine-orchards,
but no pine-apples.
"On, mother, do send for the doc toil's aid
a little boy of three years. "What for, my dear ?"
"Why there's a gentleman in the. parlor who says
he will die if Jane don't many him—aud Juno
says she won't."
A YANKEE lawyer who was pleading the
cause of a little boy, took him up in his arms ami
held him up to the jury, suffused in tears. This
had a great effect, until the opposite lawyer asked
the boy : "What makes you cry ?' "He's pinching
me," said the boy.
AN Irish dragoon, on hearing that bis
widowed mother had married since he quite I li< -
land, exclaimed, "murther! I hope she won't 1..0 >
a son oulder than nie ; if she do, s. 1 sh t!l lose the
A JUDGE Ha id to a toper on trial fur drunk
enness : "Prisoner, you have heard the complaint
for h bitual drunkenness ; what have yon to say
in your defense V" "Nothing, please your honor,
but habitual thirst."
[From tlru November Atlantic Monthly. ]
THE PEACE AUTUMN.
BY JOHX o. WHrrru.it.
THANK GOD tor rest wlisrf- none molest.
And none can make afraid,—
For Feaee that sits as Plenty's guest,
Beneath the homestead shade!
Bring piko and gun, the sword's red scourge,
The negro's broken chains,
And beat them at the blacksmith's forge
To plowshares for our plains.
Alike henceforth our hills of snow,
And vales where cotton flowers :
All streams that flow, all winds that blow.
Are Freedom s motive-powers.
Henceforth to Lahore's chivalry-
Be knightly honors paid :
For nobler than the sword's shall be
The sickle's accolade.
Build up un altar to the Lord,
O grateful hearts of ours!
And Shape it for the greenest sward
That ever drank the sliowais.
Lay all tlic bloom of gardens there,
And there the orchard fruits ;
Bring golden grain from sun and air,
From earth her goodly roots.
There let our banners droop and flow.
The stars uprise and fall :
Our roll of martyrs, sad and slow.
Let sighing breezes call.
Their names let hands of horn and tun
And rough-shod feet applaud,
ho died to make the slave a man,
And link with toil reward.
There let the common heart keep time
To sncli an anthem sung,
As never swelled on poet's rhyme,
Or thrilled on singer's tongue.
Song of h( r burden and relief,
Of peace and long annoy ;
The passion of our mighty grief
And our exceeding joy!
A song of praise to Him who filled
The harvests sown in tears,
And gave each field a double yield
To feed our battle-years !
A song of faitli that trusts the end
To mutch the good begun,
Nor doubts th p. aver of Love to bi ud
The heart of men .; one!
AN HOUR WITH ANDREW JOHNSON
fflWoriffl (brrespdndmce of Oie FirankUn litpository.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31, 18H5.
I was of those, in an humble way, who
fashioned Andrew Johnson into a Vice-
President at Baltimore—having publicly
supported his nomination before the meet
ing of tin- Convention and voted for him in
that body. I have since then had occasion
to complain of my own work, and have
never after the inauguration, been free from
grave apprehensions as to "be wisdom o!
that choice. Dill"; ring with most men who
besiege the Executive department in this
very important particular, that the admin
istration has no honors I aspire to, 1 may
differ with most ol' them also alike in the
frankness with which I counsel, waen in
vited to do so, and in the convictions which
result from contact with rulers.
1 found myself here on Friday for the
first time since February last, and during
the afternoon of the same day, called at
the \\ hite House to set President Johnson.
I found the halls, ante-cliamher and til! oth
er available spaces around the Executive
room, crowded with a motley set of men,
with an axious female face here and there
giving variety to the scene -all waiting,
and some from day to day to gain an inter
view with the President and plead for res
toration of citizenship and property. Soon
the door opened and a genteel lady emerg
ed from the President's room with a large
official envelope clutched nervously in her
hand, and a benignity of countenance that
told more plainly than words that another
citizen had been born again to the Republic.
.Soon after another and then another came
witli like trophies of success, and as each
one passed out the mass would sway tow
ard the door to catch the name of the next
one called. In a little time I gained admis
sion and iiad my first interview wit.li Andrew
Johnson as President.
There are few men who could make a
more favorable impression upon a stranger
on first acquaintance, then the President.
He differs from Mr. Lincoln in most exter
nal characteristics, and in many contrasts
favorably. He lacks Mr. Lincoln's jolly*
humor ; improves upon his ungainly ways;
is vastly more diplomatic, and wears a un
iform and quiet dignity that, would have
been shockingly out oi place in his lament
ed predecessor, but which well becomes the
Chief Executive of a great Nation. Ilois
about live feet ten ii. height, rather stoutly
and symmetrically built, has long hair well
silvered by the frosts of time, rather a cold
grey eye that looks as if in its calmest,
glances there slumbers behind it quite
enough to quicken it ; a chiseled Roman
face, usually sad in expression, at times re
lieved by a genial smile, and in manner
and dress serenely plain and unaffected.—
Such is, in brief,a portrait of Andrew John
sou, but two years ago the despised, the
reviled of traitors ; the man upon whose
head fell their fiercest denunciations and
against whom were hurled their keenest
and deadliest shafts, and now the President
oi the United States with his foes at his
feet supplicating his pardon, and charged
with the highest duties and responsibilities
ever imposed ou mortal man.
He meets the visitor cordially,and speaks
in the softest tone and in well measured
sentences. There was little formality—the
usual greetings and thence was passed to
questions of graver moment. However
reticent lie may be on some issues.he seems
to have no reserve as to the policy he con
ceives to be the true one to bring back the
insurgent States. He discussed the posit
ion of those States and their people with
great interest and occasional warmth, and
with a frankness that left 110 doubt as to
Ins purpose. lie holds that they were nev
er out ol the 1 nion ; that secession, how
ever accomplished as a fact, cannot be ac
complished in law ; that the supreme au
thority of the government in those States
was not overthrown by rebellion, bat sim
j.lv in abeyance, and of course it logically
follows his prenvses that, since rebellion
has ceased, the Mates resume their proper
place in the In; m and restoration is ac
complished. Tins, in brief, was the stand
point from which the President discussed
per Annum, in Advance.
the question of reconstruction for more than ,
; an hour, and answered suggestive object-:
| ions at times with an earnestness that de
monslrated how ardently he is working to
give success to his policy. I could not but
remind him that his theory stripped all !
j traitors of the protection they might claim j
as public enemies ; that it would stamp as |
, guilty of treason within the law, every man j
who aided the rebellion, .and of necessity
I demand at his hands commensurate punish
! ment for what lie must hold as unmitigated
j crime—as appalling murder and desolation
| for which there is extenuation to be plead.
} "You have," I added, "given us on every
j " hand the Nation's monuments of Mercy—
" where will be its monuments of Justice?
" Davis is a proclaimed assassin, as well as
" traitor—his agents have died, another
"(Werz)will follow—how are the principal
; "to atone to a people doubly bereaved in
: "their liomes and in their chief sanctuary
"of power?" To this the President answer
; ed witli much animation that the measure
i of, and the time for,atonement were yet for
I the future to determine. 1 shall not soon
forget the emphasis with which he declared
I that the .South must come back and be a
| part of us, and "it must come," he added,
i "witli all its manhood—l don't want it to
come eviscerated of its manhood !" To this
i proposition abstractly there could be no
' objection made. We want the South with
j all its manhood, which I would conceive to
| be the Southern people with their treason
i abandoned and their crimes punished—not
j punished revengefully ; not in imitation of
| the Jiuillotine of France or the Inquisition
.qui' Spain ; but by making the leaders who
I conspired to overthrow the government,
strangers to its honors and its citizenship
and thus through life the monuments of the
power, the justice and the magnanimity of
' the mightiest nation of the earth. The
! President said that such may be the meas
-1 ure of punishment ; that he had pardoned
j but lew who would come under such a rule;
: that there are exceptions to all rules, and
there were both civil functionaries and
army officers who might be pardoned with
| propriety. He said that he had not yet gone
as far in his amnesty, either general or
special, as Mr. Lincoln proposed. He ex
j plained what is not generally known, that
iiis pardons are mainly of business men,
many of whom were Fnion men, who must
' have pardons to enable them to sell or
mortgage their lands, or to get credit in
! their business operations ; and added that
iie had not yet reached the consideration of
such cases as Lee, Stephens, Longstreet,
i Beauregard and others of that class.
He spoke freely of the proposed trial of
Davis, and said that as yet the government
, had not taken any steps in the matter. If
he is to be tried in Richmond, the trial must
: necessarily be postponed until the civil au
thority is fully restored, and then it will be
| a question for consideration under the con
; dition ot affairs which may at that time ex
i ist. As \ irgima is still practically under
martial law, certainly wholly under milita
! ry rule, I judge that many moons may wax
and waue before we can have a great State
j trial. Ido not question the wisdom of ihis
j delay, for it is certainly better for the gov
( eminent to ; void the danger of attempting
j to convict <>fconstructive treason in Wash
ington. ti: in to force a trial which might af
lord a technical escape for Davis and have
the great questions undetermined. It I
! were going to guess on the subject, I would
| say that Davis is more likely to be paroled
1 during the next year than to be tried, and
! ;i lie is ever hanged, he must do it himself.
llie President is clearly adverse to con
| liscation and that question is practically
j settled. Whatever might be the views of j
> Congress, confiscation is not possible with
1 in Executive determinedly hostile to it and
; with the pardoning power in his hands. 1
1 iufer .however, that on this point Congress
' will harmonize with the Executive, as a
i number of even the radical leaders, such
: ;ih (j roe ley and Sumner, openly oppose it.
j li our credit can be sustained otherwise I
am content. Five years hence we shall all
be wiser on that point than now.
1 believe that the President will wield all
his pow< r to effect the admission of the
representatives of the rebellious States into \
< 'ingress during the next session. The!
f mate being organized the question cannot
eome up tin -re until it is brought up in or
der : but there wili tie a strong pressure to
h ice the admission of the Southern inein
ln-rs by placing their names on the roll
when the House meets. This Mr. Mcl'her
son will not do, and <n all votes of instruc
tions he will call only those who are return
ed troin the States clearly entitled to rep
resentation. The law forbids him to do
otherwise, and he will be faithful to it. The
question ol their admission will then agi
tate the House, and I fear make a sad
breach between the President and Congress.
1 he ."Ninth is encouraged by the position of
the administration to Lie importunate in its
demand lor admission, and it is not improb
able that it will in the end be admitted. 1
have seldom seen Congress struggle against
power and hold out to the end. The history
ol such conflicts is always dotted with frail
ones who fall by the way. I have ever
f' !t that the revolted States should take no
part in the government they vainly sought
to destroy until all issues arising from the
war, and all its logical results, should be
settled by faitliiul men. To the victors,not
to the va/B<juished--to the friends, not to
the foes of the government does this duty
belong, and if it shall be otherwise, there
are many who will tremble for the safety of
On the future of the frcedineu the Presi
dent talks well. lie displays more sense
than sentiment on the question, and means
to solve the problem fairly as demanded by
civilization and humanity. Of their ability
to win a position that will enable them to
be incorporated into our system of govern
ment as citizens, be is not eminently hope
ful, but feels that it must be fairly tried
with an open field for the negro. That
failing, lie looks upon colonization as the
It would be foolish to disguise the fact
that the President, both by word and deed,
disclaims the position of a partizau Execu
tive, and that lie is not insensible to the
Mattering approval ot his administration by
the Democratic party. Ido not mean by
this that he is in sympathy and fellowship
with them ; but Ido not mean that lie is
not wholly in sympathy against them ; and
lie will, 1 feel warranted in saying, adhere
to the political fortunes of the Southern
States without regard to political conse
iiuences. This niuv or may not sever liiin
from the party that sustained and cherish
ed him in the darkest days through which
he passed, and that won him the highest
honors of the Nation through a flood of ob
loquy ; but if it does, f infer that he will
accept the situation. He evidently means
above all other tilings, to compass the ad
mission of the Southern member* arid Un
complete restoration to power of tiiose
States, and if Massachusetts and South
Carolina can strike hands over the same ad
ministration, then will we have a faithful
President and a harmonious country. If not
—1 leave the future to tell the story.—
Where in all this record soon to he made
up, the Nation shall see that "treason is
the greatest of crimes and must be punish
ed," is not to my mind apparent.
A. K. M.
"PROCEED WITH THY ELEPHANT."
In Columbiana County resides an old fel
low renowned for his belligerent disposi
tion, who is generally known as friend
Shavey. Born and bred a Quaker ; he was
long since read out of meeting on account
of his quarrelsome propensities, but he still
pertinaciously clings to the plain clothes,
and plain language of his early days, p >s
sibly as a protection against the wrath
which he is so continually provoking by
bis overbearing and irritating demeanor,
lie has always the Grossest dog in the
neighborhood, the troublesome, breechy
steers, &c., and is continually in hot water
with some of his neighbors in consequence
of the depredations committed by his unruly
livestock. A few weeks since Van Am
burg's Menagerie, traveling through Col
umbiana, was obliged to pass his residence.
A little before daylight, Nash, the keep
er of the elephant Tippoo Saib, as he was
passing over the road wiih his elephant,
discovered this psuedo-Quaker seated upon
a fence along the roadside, watching a bull
which he had turned out upon the road,
and which was pawing, bellowing, and
throwing up a tremendous dust generally.
In fact, from the fury of the animal's de
monstrations, one would have taken him
for one of the identical breed that butted
the locomotive oil" the bridge.
"Take that bull out of the way," shouted
Nash, as lie approached.
"Proceed with thy elephant," was the re
"If you don't take that bull away, lit
will get hurt," continued Nash, approach
ing, while the bull redoubled bis beliigcr
"Don't trouble thyself about the bull,
but proceed with thy elephant," retorted
Friend Shavey, rubbing his hands with de
light at the prospect of an approaching
scrimmage, the old fellow having greet
confidence in the invincibility of his bull,
which was really the terror of the whole
| country around.
Tippoo Saib came along with his uncouth
shambling gait ; the bull lowered his head
and made a charge directly upon the ele
phant. Old Tippoo, without even pausing
in his march, gave his cow-catcher a sweep
catching the bull on the side, crushing in
his ribs with his enormous tusks, and then
raised him about thirty feet in the air, the
bull, striking upon his head as he came
down, breaking his neck and killing him
" I'm afraid your bull has bent bis neck
a little," shouted Xash, as he passed on.
"Bent the devil," cried old Shavey, with
a troubled look at bis defunct bull : thy
elephant is to hefty for my beast, but thee
will not make so much out of the opera
tion as thee supposes. 1 was goingto take
my family to thy show, but I'll see thee and
thy show, blowed to blazes before I go one
step, and now you may proceed with thy
elephant and be d —d please,"
the " please" being added as Shavey took
a second look at the stalwart elepha it
THE DEATH OF FKIEXUS.-There is something
very sad in the death of friends. We seem
to provide for our own mortality, and to
make up our minds to die. We are warn
ed by sickness —fever, and ague, and sleep
less nights, and a hundred dull infirmities ;
but when our /Wends pass away, we lament
them as though we had considered them
immortal. It is wise--we ose, it is
wise that we should attach ourselves to
things which are transient; else we should
say that 'tis a perilous trust when a min
ties his hopes to so frail a thing as woman.
They age so gentle, so affectionate, so true
in sorrow, so untried and untiring—but the
leaf withers not sooner, the tropic lights
fade not more abruptly into darkness.—
They die and are taken from .us and we
weep ; and our friends tell us that it is not
wise to grieve, for that all which is mortf
perisheth. They do not know that
We grieve the more because we grieve in vain
If our grief could bring back the dead, it
would be stormy and loud—we should di.s
turb the sunny quiet of day—we should
startle the dull night from Iter repose. Hut
our hearts would not grieve as they griev
now, when hope is dead within us.
A SLIGHT MlSTAKE. —Acotemporary voucli
for the following story : A young lady phy
sician, who was in love with a fair patient,
but was unable from bashfulness to reveal
his passion, wrote her a passionate declar
ation, and left it on the table, where tin
servant, naturally enough, thought it was
a prescription and took it to the chemist's,
who the next daj sent it back to the poor
doctor with an apology that he was "out
of the ingredients necessary to make up
what he wanted."
A soLiiiEß passing through a meadow, a
large mastiff ran at him, and he stabbed
the dog with a bayonet. The master of the
dog asked him why he had not rathei
struck the dog with tne butt end of his
weapon. "So 1 should," said the soldier,
" if he had run at me with his tail,"
ANONG the inventions at the Ameriaan
Institute, New York, is an ingenious ar
rangement by which buttons may be at
tached to any garment without the use of
needle and thrread. Bachelors and women
with irritable husbands should make a
A MOTHER, admonishing her son, told him
he should never defer till to-morrow what
he could do to-day. The little fellow re
plied, " then mother, let's eat the remain
der of the plum pudding to-night !"
CAN you let me have tweuty dollars this
morning, to purchase a new bonnet, my
dear ?" said a wife to her husband, one
morning at breakfast. "By and by, my
love." " That's what you always say, my
dear, but how can 1 buy and buy without
anv money?" The husband handed over.
CALL IT (JCII.TY. —In a recent case of as
sault, the defendant plead guilty. "1 think
1 must be guilty," said lie, " because the
plaintiff and me were the only ones there
was in the room, and the first thing" 1 knew
1 was standing up, and he was doubled
over the floor. You'd better call it guilty."