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A.. J. GERAITSON, PrOpriets;Tlf,'";,.:
A History of the -Great Struggle la
America betwe en
It is estimated that a million. of human ,
beings were sent into the eternal world I
during the four 'years of - civil war in the
which the party in power
claim to have been a war waged, not for
the Union,-but to r realiae%the .divine idea
that "all men are Created-equal." l - That
divine idea" emanated from the pen of
Thomas Jefferson, in his draft of thit,dec,
hal e given' their sanction,to the divine or
igin of this declaration, will not dare to
dispute the divine - inspiration of the re
mainder of the sentiments and doctrines
which emanated from -the same,. immortal
mind. As they have 'drenched the earth
in blood to vindicate the truth of one
short phrase,eontaining:ittit five worth
written by his hand, they will not have
the boldness to deny the truthfulness of
his statements, when relating .his strafe, -
gles with this same party to prevent them
from establishing a government where
white men even could not be equal, bat
where the rich could -.dominate over the
roar, and hold them in• abject slavery.—
The leader of this party, the great autag
oni4 and opponent of Thomas Jefferson,
was Alexander Hamilton, whose , picture
is reverenced by his followers, 'and'
which adorned the hall where,•his worship
pers, from every State in the 'Union met
in September last, to renew their vows of
-loyalty" to his principles, and to form a
stronger "league and covenant," to
crush, -to wipe out, and exterminate by
the sword, every follower of Jefferson
from the face of the earth who dared lift -
a hand in opposition to - their monarchical
Thomas Jefferson, a few years before
be died, recounts his early battles with
monarchy, the history of which is first
,the reader, ando_after this,_
every eircti rn stico "wit edifotioisied
by other authorities, .as well as by his
own letters and writings'at the time. Ite
"The contests of that early day, were
ynnte.t 5i of principle ;.a contest between
the advocates of Republican and those of
Kingly government, -- and had oat the for ,
Iner mule the efforts they did, octrgovern
rnt ikould have Wen, liven at, this early
dly, a very different thing from what the
6 I CIT6S! ' il I i,sue of those efforts have made
"The alliance between the States an
d, r the old articles of confederation, for
the purpose of joint defence against the
aLrgreskions of Great Britain, was found
insufficient, as treaties of alliance yeaeral
ly are,to enforse! eompliatime math; theii
mutual stipUlattoni, and these once ful- i
filed, that tiond was to expire-of- itself; /
and .each State was to becomcsove,reign
and independent in all things. 'Yet• it
could not bat occur, to every one, That
these separate independencies, like the
petty States of Greece, would be eternal
ly‘at war with each other, and would be
come at length the mere partisans-and
sattelites of' the' leading powers of Eu•
rope. Alt then must have looked forward
to some further bond of Union; which
would insur.l internal peace, and a
political system of our own, independent
of that of Europe..
" Whether all should be consolidated
into a single government, or each remain
independent • as to internal matters, and
the whole form a single'natiou as to what
was foreign only, and whether that na
tional government should be a monarchy
- or a republic, would, of course., ,divide
opinions., -Some officers of the army, as it
has always -been:said.and believed, (and
Steuben , and' Knox have ever been earned'
as the leading agents,) trained to,monar
chy by taitary.habits, are understood to
have proposed_ to _General Washington to
decide this greaeipteitiOn by_ the army,
beforeitai disbandment, and :to :assume
himself the'crown. pais indiginition' with
which he is said to have scouted Ibis par
ricidal proposition, was equally
his virtae:and:hii wisdein." t--.,
As Jefferson wrote this before Wash
ington's private correspondence was pub
lished to the world for the first - time, by
Mr. Sparks,_4e,uould not then, ynnetk•for
its tritil, — as it' was afterW;arda. con
firmed by the exhibition of Washington's
own reply to %this proposal " to assume
himself the crown.'-'
"The want of some authority which
should procure justice to,the public arid.
itors, sad an observance of treaties with
foreign tiations e produced, sometime af
ter, the call - of aconvention' of - States'at
Annapolis,- Although at this meeting -a.
difference of opinion was. evident the
question of a Republican ,or Kingly gov
ernment, yet so general through ; the
States was the sentiment in favor of the
former, that the friends of the latter COD
fined themselves to e. course of obiltrnc
tion only, and, delay to everything pro
posed ; they hoped that nothing being
done, and . everythiat going fronr_bad to
worse, g kingly, government 'might
usurped and : submitted to by the people
as better . than snatchy."
Who, with the least discenuneitt'fltuo
the idightestrittowledg? of higaorsecark
fiirtosobitsrto tbe 4 fts,me - strategy brought
to their'llia'by"Abe,sarne" pirtir :Why
do t1”1,10 pr,eAqßd that iju*rohy ;exists in
the Soutberut States but to.givei pretext
for usurping 4.ld . tigly - untfterity, bver`that
egionli tilte'tieyPtriid to'
produce ati,prAhr,brwrerthy . oog :tkgi. ex
iflting Stator )ve'rntitetits; bbd `eo . prePare
the way - to;inonarchp P
RA's Ahe , trtto retts,i#o9 the i trufsuas
hot. now restored._
*Thetffect tf their meanness, with the
defeotivetattetrdatim fro)h the-States, ft;
stilted irfifiriallitkoiNneit'gett6illl Con
vention to be held at Philadelphia. At
thia.C.onvention v the-same-partyexhibited
,he same practices, and with the same
'views of preventing a government of con
cord, which they foresaw would be Re-
Publican, and of forcing through anarchy
their way to monarchy."
This was the party which Mr. Sparks
says " were glad. to see the distractions
of the country increasing, till the.oonntry
should be weary of them, ant l discover
their only hope of security to consist in a
strong government, as it was called, or in
other words, a constitutional monarchy."
Let it be remembered - that a strong gov
ernment means monaiThy. A consolida
ted-or,centratized government must have
a,kinfeor nit:March I.6"admittilitti' it. That
stieh is • the government the Itepublieans
are now: determined to establish, is too
evident for contradiction.
"13nt - the Mass of - that Convention was
too honest, ton Arise,and too attady, to be
baffled and misled hrthe_,matienvres :of
the monatehilts'.: 1- 'A forM of government .
was then proposed , by Aloli.Hamiltone
which would have been in fact a compro
mise between the two parties of royalism
and repnbli - eanigrn. Accoraiiig to ibis,
the executive and one branch of the legis
lature were to be during good behaviour,
that is, for life; and the governors of the
States were to be named by these two
permanent organs. 'This, however, was
rejected; on which Hamilton left the Con
vention, as desperate, and never returned
again until near its final extinction. These
efforts for monarchy caused great jeal
ousy through the Stites generally, a jeal
ousy which yielded at last to a determin
ation to estitblish h certain amendments
to the. Constitution asliairiers against a
goveritietitjitfiee tniciitarchlitaf • or' con
solidited: what, passed. through the
whole period of these Conventions, I have
gone on the information:of those who were
members of them, being absent myself on
my mission to France.
" I returned from that mission in the
first year of tf new-government, having
landed in Virginia in Dec. 1789, and pro
ceed to New York in 1790, to enter on
the office of Secretary of State. Here,'
certainly, I found a state of things which,
of all I ever contemplated, I the least ex-1
pected. The courtesies of dinner parties
given me, as a stranger arrived among
them, placed me at once in their familiar
society. But I cannot describe the won
der and mortification with which the ta
ble conversations filled me. Policies were
The chief topic, and a preference of a
kingly over a republican government was
evidently the favorite sentiment. I found
myself, for the - 'Most' part, the only 'advo
cate on the' republicau side of the ques
tion, unlesa among the guests there
chanced to be some member of that party
from the legislative Houses. .Hamilton's
financial sySitem had then passed, and an
other was on the carpet at the moment of
-my arrival. This fiscal measure was well
known by the name ottle Assumption,
and to this I was most innocently made
to bold the candle. Another engine of
power was the bank of the U. S.
" By this combination, legislative expo
salons were given to the Constitntion,and
all the administrative laws were shaped
in the model of England, and so passed.
Here then was the real ground of the op
position which ,was made to the course of
administration. The object of the oppo- I
sition was t¢ restrain ther-qmitristration
to reppi!licailforoiri and p,rinciples, and
mot permit the,.Conititution,to be Con
strued into a Monarcby,and to be warped
. practice; into all the principles and pol
lutions of their: favorite English model,—
..Nor was this an opposition to_ Gen. Wash,
ington,- for wets aware- of_ the drift, or
of the effect of Hamilton's schemes: - Un
versed in financial projects and calcula
tion,his apprObation of them was bot
tomed on his nerifilencein the man. But
Hamilton was)lot only a monarchist, but
for a monarch, bottomed on corruption.
John Adams said, at dinner with me,
''Purge the British Constitution of its
:corruption, and give to its popular branch
equality of representation, and it would
become an impracticable government; as
it stands at present, with all its supposed
defects, it is the most perfect government
that ever existed.. /And this was assured
ly the exact line which separated the po
! l attcal creed's Of theariairtitiiittetrien. Ad
ems was for two hereditary branohes,and
an honstt, elective one., ,Hain ki ltoii, was
for beteditirY and rink! of
Fords: and Commons; corrupted by his
will; and stAndintlx 3 ,tveen - bim: aid' the
people; ;.:.7i.V.bee.,Goistal - Wiehingto \ nAval
.le!eryemen_ of royalty;
'kept in obetieb:f 4taidreadkjiieline.styi.
from control, nze ton Oti4b.gertilthe.
7 , "
MONTROSE, TUESDAY, Jit.N. 22;1867.
shn, drove beidlong and wild, looking
neither to the right or the left, until the
*sof the nation wore opened, and they
were disbanded from their place." •
' May alike fate happen to the same par
tragain, when the eyes of the-Nation are
IN THE ARBOR.
Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle.
'" There conies the he : Dick—
hurry, if yon are going out to' treet."
Dick jumped' from his Eitool - t4 : :: little
offiee, seized his hat, and pu dosiu
over his eyes, and rushed out into the
street and into the crowded car. Only
just room enough for him in one corner,
where he crushed in and almost disappear
ed, except his head and- shoulders, amid
the great mass of crinoline carried - by the
lady-beside him. He thought to himself
that he had grown, small very suddenly,
and wolidered if he' was really five feet,
nine, with a "manly breadth of shoulder,"
or not. Once he looked at his friend, Sam
Dodridge, who stood in the - Office door,
JAL to assure himself that he bad not
been swallowed up- by some awful mon
ster, but was still a - denizen of this earth,
this world of woe, this vale of tears. Yes,
it was all right. Sam was there ; but
where was he ? He felt very much like a
chicken about to be gathered under the
wing of its mother—" only mere so," be
When the conductor came into the car,
Dick began to fumble around for a pock
et which he knew must be somewhere,
and at last was successful, though he
wasn't positive whether the pocket be
longed to him or the lady beside him.
However, as it contained a ticket, it an
swered every purpose, and so passing it
to the conductor, he looked up out of his
nest and—well, he whistled, very low, al
most under his breath; and then he said,
"Jelin I" in a whisper, for right opposite
him, encased in one of the neatest, sweet
est blue bonnets—only a tiny shell of
blue silk and lace and flowers—was the
most wondrously beautiful face that was
ever seen (yes, and Dick was willing to
bet on it) in a horse car since the first
tramway was laid.
And so Dick sat lopking at the beauti
ful face, and growing very much in love
with it, till the tender blue eyes that be
longed to the beautiful face did the same
when they both looked away, and he nes
tled down further into the corner, just
stealing a glance occasionally when he
thought she was looking the other way,
only to become more and more bewitch
ed, until at last he was almost tempted to
rush out and cut away one of the car
horses, spring upon the back of the noble
(?) steed, implore the young lady to fly
with him—which of course she would do
—when they would gallop off with. the
speed of the wind on a calm day, to some
bright little isle of their own.
But just then the lady beside him arose,
pulled the strap, the car stopped, the lady
got out, followed by the angel with the
beautiful face and the tender blue eyes,
who•wore the blue bonnet with the little
white flowers in the back of it; and Dick,
looking out after them, saw that it was
the corner of May street, and remember
ing that his sister lived on that street on
ly five doors from the corner, and also
having a faint idea that was the place be
started for, he arose and followed too.
And be walked up May street behind
them, noting the light, graceful form of
the angel, her easy carriage, the neat lit
tle foot—ab I wasn't it 'a beauty P Dick
couldn't help thinking so, thinking too
that the soft pit pat of those little boots
on the pavement was the sweetest music
he ever beard— a sort of bootee solo, I
suppose, far superior to G. Swaim Buck
ley on the bones; but just then she looked
back at him, and Dick got a gush of love
liness right inthis face and eyes just be
fore she disappeared up the steps of the
tall brick house next door to his aisles.
He stood still just for a moment tfl're
cover himself from the flood of beauty
that had almost swamped him, and then
remembering that it was tea time, and
that his sister always waited for him Sat
urday evenings, be hurried on and found
her standing in the door; and little Jennie
his niece, came out to the gate to meet
him. So he took her in his arms and gave
her a kiss, saluted his sister Mary and her
"dear John," as she always called him,
who, according to her account, was one
of the best husbands that ever lived, pat
ted the dog Bose just for a minute, and
received a welcome from that animal af
ter the fashion of dogs, and then, looking
up at the brick house next door, thought
he saw a face at the upper window, the'
he wasn't positive, and it was all the same
for tea was ready, and-Dick was just a lit
tle bit, hungry. So be went into the
house and sat down to the table between
John and Mary, and commenced talking
and eating. just as if be .hadn't lost his
heart fifteen minutes before, and couldn't
tell for the life of hid' who had it, except
that it was a beautiful young lady with
melting blue eyes and golden beair, with
cheelts like :peaches, and lips of roses
bright with dew, who wore a blue bonnet
.the neatest little
. foot in the
But after tea *as over-sod Mary had
'Washed-op: he ilisholind put little Jen
nie to bed, ttiongephetadtp ..148 . 13 Uncle
Dick twice before she". would go, Maly
came into the parloracirflat down beside
Dick on the' sofa, and began to give him
a delorions account of wyoung lady whose
cruel parents were about to fordo bet to
marry a man she did not love. An old
fellow aged enough to be her father, ug
ly as sin, who would make her miserable
all her life ifhe didn't die, and' thy proba
bility was that thecross grained old fellow
wouldn't if he thought it would please
anybody. He was , rich, and so the girl's
parents thought that it wotild be an ex
" And who is the distressed maiden P"
asked Dick, feeling very much like appear
ing as champion for the young lady, and
running the old curmudgeon through
with a butter knife and marrying the
maid in spite otthe old folks.
" Why, it's Katie Weaver—she lives
next door in 'that brick house." -
"Oh, ho! You don't!" exclaimed
Dick, starting to hip feet.
"Don't what ?" asked his sister in some
alarm, grasping his arm.
" on't say so."
" Yes, I said so; bat why ?"
" Then I've see ru —h'er 1" replied
Dick, in a very solemn tone, resuming
his seat. "Yee, these eyes have seen her,
" Well, that isn't very strange."
"No 1 Oh, no, it's nothing to see the
most beautiful woman that ever trod the
earth—nothing to behold the light of her
radiant countenance, perhaps; and 'those
eyes, so blue, so tender, and so—Oh, yes,
that foot, that bonnet—oh, no, 'tis noth
" Are you crazy, Dick P" .
" No,' after a pause, "Pm only in love:
but that is quite as bad, perhaps. And
she is to be married I"'
" Yes," replied Mary, looking very sad,
while poor Dick felt very much like cry
ing; and John said if he was a young man
he would see what could be done ; and
Dick asked what that would be, and John
said he didn't know, and Mary said she
couldn't think, and Dick said it was a
great shame, and Mary and John said so,
too. And Mary said he ought to be tied
up and whipped; and John thought State
prison too good for him, while Dick said
he should be hung' up as high as Haman;
and though they talked till ten o'clock,
they didn't conclude what they would or
could do about it -but went to bed in a
very sorry frame of mind.
The next day was Sunday, a long, drea
ry, rainy day. Dick went to church in
the forenoon, but in the afternoon be staid
at home and read part of the time, and
thought about Katie Weaver, and how
he might love her, and how happy they
could be--4bat is, providing she could
love him, and there was no old curmudg
eon of a rival in the way—ab, that was
And so be laid there on the sofa in the
back parlor, the shutters all closed, with
only a din; light in the room, holding a
book in his hand, with his eye fixed on
the toe of his slipper, thinking, thinking,
thinking, thinking, till he became very
desperate, and was almost willing to un
dertake anything for the sake of Katie;
but there wasn't anything for him to do
that he could think of except to wait,
and just then some one called :
" Tea is ready, Uncle Dick," and little
Jennie was standing in the doorway wai
ting for him. So he took her up in his
arms and kissed the little round, rosy face
and carried her out to supper, thinking
himself how happy sister Mary and John
ought to be with such a awed!, little bun
dle of sunshine to gladden their hearts,
for Dick loved children.
One cloning more in the parlor, Diok
sitting at the- window looking across the
garden at the tall brick house, and John
lying on the sofa with little Jennie in his
arms listening to her innocent prattle, and
Mary reading there in the little rocking
chair, swaying to and fro, and looking up
at John and smiling occasionally. By
and by she put down her book and turn
ed to Dick.
" John didn't tell you we were going
to SaWny's Pond next, Wednesday ?" she
"No, I havn't heard anything about it
before," replied Diek,Aurning away from
" Weil, we are, and Katie is going with
us. Couldn't you drive out there alone,
say about four o'clock ?"
" Don't know but I could," and he
twirled his moustache for a moment, and
then brought his hand down on his knee
very hard—"and I will," he added. "It's
just what I've been wanting."
" Yes, and Katie wouldn't be there if
you went with us, you know—Mrs. Wea
ver , wouldn't allow it."
" No, of course not," said Dick; "but
I shall be there all the same."
And so it *as settled, and Dick went
baok.to the office and his seat on thelligb
stool next morning quite cheerful, keep
ing an image of Kate in his mind, all the
time, with thoughts of her that made
even the dingy old office lOok bright.
,But Sam Dodridge didn't know what
to think of him, be seemed so happy all
day long; and : . when he questioned him
his only reply was—"'Tis all right, my
boy. Just wait awhile."
"Of course it's all right, Dick. I know
,nothing wrong; but what makes
yen So happy ?"-aiske4-.Ssirn:
" Why, don'iliou know?" putting on
a very serious look; .
" Well, then you can tell no one," and
Dick laughed and went back to his ledg
er; but Sam didn't ask any more gum
So, Wednesday afternoon came, ant
splendid horse with a top carriage to
snatch, and Dick Vernon =Ade,. rattled
over the level road toward Sawny's Pond.
John, with Mary and Katie, bad gone
on before; but while John was fastening
his horse to the stony of a tree near the
lake,fand the ladies were sitting in the
boat by the shore, Dick drove up in a
cloud of dust, with his horse all flecked
with foam, and breathing very hard, as if
the grass had not a chance to grow un
der his feet.
" Well, John, you didn't get much the
start of me," said. Dick, jumping out of
the carriage and proceeding to fasten his
horse; after which they walked down to
the boat where the ladies were, and Ma
ry introduced Dick to Miss Weaver; and
there was a conscious blush on Katie's
face when she gave him her hand, and he I
thought she remembered seeing him in
the horse car, trying to flatter himself
that she did.
But whether she remembered him or
not I do not know, and she didn't tell,
though she made herself very agreeable
to Dick and he did everything in his pow
er to please her, and they became excel
lent friends in a very short space of time.
And they rowed all around the lake and
filled the boat with lilies, and Katie sat
down and made a wreath of them wht.n
they got ashore, and put it on Dick'ti
head; but he thought it would be more
becoming to her, and so crowning her
with the lilies, he whispered, "My queen!"
and looked so very much as if be meant it
that Katie blushed, she didn't know why,
but I think she was trying to fancy how
Mr. Stevenson, that old man that her fa
ther wanted her to marry, would look, on
his knees before her, crowning her with
lilies, and Whispering " My queen I"
But Dick wasn't thinking of rivals then;
and when John said that it was time to
start for home, Dick stood up, and look
ed down at• Katie sitting there on the
grass, and asked her if she didn't think it
would be more comfortable to ride home
with him than to go with John and crowd
them into one carriage; and she said she
thought it would though of course she
didn't think anything about .the pleasure
of Dick's society any more than be did of
They became very well acquainted on
the way home; and though they knew
there was no one to hear, still they talked
very low to each other,
and Dick found
out all about his rival, Mr. Stevenson, and
I don't know but he went so far as to hint
that, the old gentleman never could love
her as a " certriin young man" always
would, for the simple reason that he
couldn't help it.
But I know that Dick thought that the
ride home was very short. Even Katie
made the remark that Dick had a very
fast horse, though John and his wife had
been akhome half an hour at least.
If old Mr. Weaver had been awake he
might have heard something out by the
gate that sounded very much \ liko kissing;
but then it might not have been that, tho '
I don't think Dick Vernon's conscience
would have eyer troubled him if he had
kissed such a pretty girl as Katie Wea
ver, even if the old folks had been unwil
After that Dick and Katie met • very
often. It was generally at the house of
Dick's sister Mary, though sometimes
they had stolen interviews m the garden
by moonlight; and Katie came to think
very much of her younger lover, and-was
almost persuaded to run off with him in
spite of the old folks; but she always said
wait till she was of age, and then she
would have a right to do as she pleased—
that was only three months longer, and
so Dick tried to be as patient as he could.
And et last the three months had near
ly expired. " Only a week longer," said
Dick as they sat on the seat in the grape
arbor. Katie trembled just a little, and
Dick put both arms around her and press
ed her to his bosom and kissed her, just
as he thought he had a right to; but Ka
tie looked up then,
gave a little shriek,
and fell back into Dick's arms again.
What was the trouble ? Nothing, only
Mr. Stevenson had appeared, at least
Dick thought it was he. And now be
stood in the arbor doorway looking very
sternly at the lovers, though he didn't
speak at once.
" Walk in," said Dick, determined not
to be frightened till he saw some cause to
The old gentle:min advanced a few
steps toward him, drew out his snuff box,
took a pinch, put up the box, took oat his
handkerchief, and then spoke :
"Young man," said - le,
that girl ?"
_my life," Dick replied,
drawing Katie closer to him.
" And,- Miss Katie, do you love this
young man ?"
" Yes, Mr. Stevenson," answered Ka-
tie, in a trembling voice.
" And you never cared anything for
me ? Why did you not tell me that be
V.OLUM.E XXIV, NUMBER
" do, you love
• -" Because you - never UM," vies
the Simple reply. • • • '
"And when I asked .yon to be lily Niejfeit
your mother answered foryou.": .•• •
"What 'a fool I've been."
t ab "Exactl" repli;ed, Dieti, ", '
the nail On heud now." ''
. 4 ,t It islet :rnyl.tia:turqk, said be, after 4
pause, "to marry a woman whose heart
already another's.. J don't think , I could
ever be happy with such a w0xi3an . .. 4 ,4
could not be happy with you eyed, gatie,
after what I know now.- Adieu!" and'
Mr. Stevenson passed opt 9f,,,tbe arbor:
toward the house. •
What he said there I don't know, bni
the next . day Disk received a letter fr'dm
Katie, saying, that ho could I visit her at:
the house now whenever he pleased. • But=
the,visiting did not continue Jong, fors,
month from that night.when Mr. Steven-,
son met them in the , arbor, there was . a.
wedding at Mr. Weaver's, and Mr, Ste!
venson.gave away the bride; and *Dick'
Vernon said that_it. was -the h appiest day
be ever saw, though, by_ the ,by,..he,lias .
seen a great many happy days since..
The Effects of a Dream.
The five leading journals of Paris. con
tain long and circumstantial accttutitt
a distinguished engineer whose heaciiiits:
turned perfectly white by a moift •ftightz.•:
ful dream. The engineer had Nisited4l:.
rough and unfrequented mineral pi•egion
for the purpose of exploring and report
ing to a company of capitalists upon the l
richness of a certain Mine. The night of
his arrival, and before he descended into,'
the mine, ho lodged at a small inn, and
after eating a pound or two of porlr,went ,
to bed. • • ' -
He dreamed/ that ; fie bad visited the
mine and was being hauled irm when he
discovered at .the rope was ahnoat Bev
ered, and there was but a single strand
to summirt, his
,weight and that,- of the
bueketi 'which be was being drawn up.
Suddenl , when lie had ascended two
eihundr feet, the rope, he dreamed, gave.
way, dna -beuttered .a , fearful shriek,
which aroused , the inma tes 6f the house, -
and when they burst open the door of the
dreamer's room they found a white head
ed man in place of the blacithaired youpg ,
gentleman who bad retired a few hours
The story is well authenticated, and
this is the first instance on record . of*
man's head being , turned x hite froth the
effects of a dream.
The Happiest Season. •
At a festal party of old and young, the
question was asked, " which season of
We is the most happy ?" After being
freely discussed by the guests, it was re; .
ferred for answer to the host; upon whom
Was the burden of fourscore years. Ifs
asked if they had noticed a grove of trees.'
before the dwelling, and said :
"When the Spring comes, and in thp
soft air-the buds are breaking on the tree%
and they are covered with bloascOklT
think, how beautiful is 'spring ? • Aid!'
when the summer comes, and coVeriibe•
trees with-its beautiful foliage, 'and sine'
ing birds are in its branches, Tthink, hole
beautiful is slimmer When — Autumn'
loads them with golden fruit; atid"thitirr
leaves bear the gorgeous tint. of 'frot4,j•
think, how imantiful is antntiinV
when it is serer winter arid there
ther foliage nor fruit, then I lotqc ihtdegli
the . leafless branches, as I'weet conld‘tall
'now, and see the 'stars shine." •
A Grave- Question.
The Bradford Arias quotes the letter
of President.Lincolo to Edward
military Governor of North Ceeolitia, iii
which.ocenrs the following !mange : "r
shall be much gratified if you can find it
practicable to have Congressional eleeg;
tions held in that State before Sanutiry.'
It is my sincere wish that' North Caroli
na may again govern herself conformably'
of the Constitution of the United StSes,"
and' remarks as follows thereon :
"If Andrew jolit'son is wrong now in
his policy, and a usurper, deserving im- .
peachment and execration for his course '
in the matter of restoration, Abraham
Lincoln was equally wrong in his policy,
and his policy deserves to be cursed' 'd
lieu of the punishment he should hatre4iii';
ceived in person daring his lifetime. 'Tr"
the radical position be now correct there
is no escape frets this conclusion. Evert
shot fired at Johson on account of hie rev- •
toration policy - has to first• pugs
the coffin of" the lamented Lineeln."
These are true and unanswerable' eon- •
—ln the gardens ora - oertakiieblentan's .
country house therebap . Pened to tie - Hied
up nt differenespOttir, painted boards
tins request: ''"Ple,ase not'•ta plaelethe
flowers without leave." Some'w,ag got ,
paint brush und Added an - "ii" . ,to the last "
—When a man passes a day without" re. -
fleeting, he inlay well exclaim - at night ~ 1 1
feir that I hive done something.'wreng."', f; '
--.A gantleman aAked a frieiad Whe ever, 7 „ ;
saw 4 aag-fish. "No,":tes the f ee - bai l ie,. .
" iilit; haike leen a ipitkrjpit:'