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(Choice y o e t r o .
Not among the suffering wounded;
Not among the peaceful dead ;
Not among the prisoners. "Mii'&tMJ."
" That was all the message said."
Yet hi mother read it 'ovdr.
Until, through her p-unlul tears.
Fades the dear name she hs called him
Forthee two aud-twenty jears,
Round her all is peace and plenty ;
Bright nd clean the jellow floor :
While ihe morning glories cluster
All around the kitchen door. ,
'obfrly, the sleek o!d house cat
Drowses in his patch otdfi ;
Neatly shines the oaken dreer;
AH the morning's wurk is done.
Through the Tsrindow comes the fragrar.ee
Of a sunny harvest morn,
Fragment songs trom distant reaper,
And the ru-tling; ol the corn ;
And the rirh breath of the garden
Whre the golden melon lie ;
" Where the blushing i-lums are turning
- AH their red cheek to the sky.
Sitting there within the sunshine
Leaning in her easy chair :
With oft line upon her forehead,
v.nd tire silver ia her hair
Blind to sunshine dead to fragrance
On that royl harveM mom ;
Thinking, while her heart is weeping,
Of her noble-browed first-boru.
How be left her in the Springtime,
With his young heart full of flme,
With his clear and ringing footstep,
With his liihe and supple lrame.
How with rears ht ey wre b"nain,
As be kissed a last "Good-bye,"
Yet she heard him whistling gayly
A "he VentWross the rye
Mimo- W'l.y should 4ebe missing I
He would fight until he fell ;
. -And ifwounded. killed. o prisVier,
Some one there would be to tell.
Mrsiv. Still a hope to cheer her !
' Sale, triumphant, he my come,
"With the victor army shout in,
''With the clamor of the drum
So through all the days of Autumn
In the eve and in the morn
' 'She will hear his qpickening footsteps
lit the rusttuig ol the com.
Sh will hush the busy household,
While her heart goe lea pins hih,
"Thinking that she hears him whirling;
In the pathway thmui;b the rye.
Far away, throujh all the Aotumn,
In the lonely, lonely glade
In the dreary desolation
That the Battle Siurm has made,
Vitb the rostopor. his musket
In the eve and in the morn
lit (he rank gloom ol the tern leaves,
Lies ber noble browed first born.
.r marriage in Lapland
- 1 is death in Lapland to marry a man J
"without the consent of his parents and
friends. When a young man ha foTfTed j
an attachment lor a ("smalt-, it is the. lash
ion for her friend to meet, to behold the
"young parties run a race together. The
maiden is allowed in starting, one-third ol
Xhe whole distance, so that it is impossible,
except willing herself, that she should be
-overtaken. If the rcaid outruns the suitor ;
Xhe matter is ended ; he must never have
ber. it being criminal for the youna man tb
tegard the notion of marriag. But if the
virgin have an affection lo.' bim. though at
ifirst she run quite fast to try his love, she
w'll without Atlanta's gulden balls to retard
ber speed, pre'end casualty and a volun
tary halt before the comes o the mark at
the end of the race. Thus none are t mar
fry against their will ; and that is the reason
lhat iu this poor Country the married people
are richer io their contentment than in olhe
land where so many feigil love and cause
"The CaJmucks, a Tartar tribe, have the
Same custom, only with the agreeable dif
fefaiiee that the amorous race is .performed
ro horseback. Generally it is said among
hese Asiatics that the leading home loses
he race. In pursuing this interesting sub
ect vt'enote a coincidence between the Cal
inuck Trooinj and those of be most civilized
JeopIe, for it often falls out that in enlight
ened matrimonial races, like those of the
Catmuct, , at the end of the beat the most
defined and elegant pursuer fiods that be
has Only, caught a tartar.'- - i
.We would -pursue tli is interesting sub
ject, tot the terrible directness of the joke
tlready perpe'rated makes our pen blush. w
A young married fc'dtnan, whose hus
band Mhas gone to the war,'1- heard in con
versation the remark tba: the Government
Vranted ' more cavalry ani infantry.' She
replied that she knew rsoihing about caval
ty,tsut added wi;h a sub, that if mora irfan
try were Besdsilbe Government had bet
Ur send so3 cf the vcluniegm1 home..
1 1 r.ic-st cr.irfo!.
Ike -4 i3 & fau!t n io;!i
Caaflifiip and Cleaning House.
It was the most golden and glorious tf
September days. The veil of blue haze
hanging like" a' canopy over the distant hills
see med-absoluiely Ib'quite'r in the radient
glow autumn sunshine, and the grapes,
whoie amethystine clusters blushed through
the trellis' of'clinging leaves, to grow deep
er ip color and more gloomy, as if they had
slbl'eh ihe imperial dye of a thousand pur
ple sunsets and bril.iant dawns, as the sun
mounted higher in the cloudless dome of
heaven. No frescoed ceiling, hung with
jeweled pendants was ever more beautiful
than this arbor ol grape leaves where the
light and shadow played in fitful arabes
ques with every moving wind and so
Ihbught Richard Maj'fieid, as he came
slowly np the garden 'path that led to bis
This mansion itself, however, was far
from presenting the gala aspect that per
vaded all nature, and our hero's counte
nance underwent a ludicrous transforma
tiou as he eyed the open windows and
By all the powers,' said he to himself,
'If Isabel ain't cleaning house again ! Well
women are the most unaccountable beings!
I do believe they delight in turning 'things
upside down, and 'making themselves and
the rest ol the world uncomfortable.
What's the use of choking people with dust
and deluging them wiih soap ana water
twice a year ? However let the dear enig
mas have her own way. I'm sure I am the
last person to oppose them.
With these philosophical reflections yet
in his 'mind, ftfr. M&yfield deftly threaded
his way through a 'colony of white wash
pails and lime kettles that surrounded the
front door, and entered upon the scene of
action. It was -quite plain from the shout
wiih which the children greeted his appear
ance that he was a general favorite.
Hallo, Uncle Dick, we're cleaning house!'
cried Master Henry Augustus Mayfield,
who was mounted astride of a doubled op
feather bed ; castigating it fearfully with bis
mother's best sift parasol.
'Ain't it splendid Uncle Dick V exclaim
ed Miss Julia, 'wlio was endeavoring to pry
out the principle of sound from a thirty dol
lar music box, by introducing a carving
knife into its exienoT works, while Mrs.
Mayfield, half distracted by'calls from divers
directions, was totally unconscious of the
mischief being wrought.
'D.ck, I am so puzzled and annoyed,' he
said. Here is John called to the city by a
pressing law rfuit, and the whole houe up
tide down !
'Thooght that was what you ladies liked,' I
cried Dick, penciling "hirriceU upon the top
of the dining table, and rescuing a shell
banket from the destructive grasp of the
smallest Mayfield ol all.
'Ad J my cook has gone and the fire won't
burn, and the wall wfiif&rs haven't come
this morning, and the parlor ceiling is half
unfinished, and you know the sewing t-oci-ety
is to be here to-morrow night and Dick
what shall I do ?
Don't fret !' said Richard, soothingly,
Ml make the fire bum, or I II know the
reason why, and 111 finish the ceiliug for
'V'es, me. Didn't I whifen my own room
at 'coliege, when we boys smoked it into the
color ol an old snuff box 1 And then I'll:
tack the carpet down and See about putting !
J those dislocated bedsteads loither ' j
'cut Dick, you must be too tired alter.
dancing till twelve o'clock at the pic-nick j
Me tired ? Fiddlestick ! Where's the j
refra'ctory stove V I
The very fire wa"s i.ot proof against, son-
ny determination. It broke into a cheerful
blaze the moment he attacked its citadel, j
and Isabel's face brightened simultaneous-1
ly. The skill with whi'ch he next erected
a staTfoldingand mounted thereon, with a '
panoply of while-wash pails and brushes,
'trs.k peVfectly astounding, the more so, as
his slender figure, and ra'her pale complex- j
ion, aristocratically small feet and hands, ;
fconveyed the idea of one who was adapted
only to Broadway pavements and glittering
'I suppose, the workmen didn't leave their
wariirobe, when they went away last even
ing, Bell V he ked, when he hid scaled
the rather perilous height.
'No,' said his sister-iil law.
'Then just hand tip that old shet and a
piece of that bed cord yonder. Now, don't
you admire my rout ensemble?'
'Uncle Pick looks like a ghost,' said Mas
ter Henry Augustus.
'No he don't--he looks like the old mil
ler down al h'e pond,' struck in Miss Julia
Upon my nord, I don't know which is
the roost compliunentaix,' observed Richard
'Now, then, ctear iho track, eVery sOul bf
ydu, and give me a chance,''
. And he worked on, now pailsing 10 sur
vey his achievements, but oflenest ol alt re
lapsibg ihto thoughts bf the beauiilul younc
damsel at the pic nic last night who had
been so studiously cold and reserved tow
ards biiH. , . . '. - :
She won't like m,' thought h, and I
can't for the life of me tell why. Well, as I
s ad. be fore, w otn e n n acco ontab lcco n
A my said Miss Brownleigh to her pret
ty youoi cousin II wiiib yoo wduld just run
dver roMra. Mayfield wnh this note. I be ,
ool a;n J I have no one to
' 'Oh, no,' said Amy, while a fresh .ine
siiffused'her delicate cheelc. 'I don't 'want
to encounter that superfine colfegian.'
'Nonsense, he isn't there he is staying
with Harry Franklin.' 1
'Oh, then Twill take the nole:' said Amy
. rising ,'arid looking'round for her coquetish
little gipsy hat.
j 'Von are the strangest girl, Amy,' 'said
I her coufin. 'What can be the reason that
! you dislike 'Richard Mayfield'? He is so
handsome and so talented '
'I don't lancy these merely ornamental
people,' "said Amy demurely. My hus
'band must be of some use in the world '
' 'How do you know but that Mr. Mayfield
Can't be possible,' said Amy, archly
shaking her curls. 'His hands are too small
for anything but lemon colored kid glo'vns.
I'll wager a new bonnet, Alice, that he nev
er did anything more labnriouVthah to car
ry a box of cigars in his life !'
Miss Brownleigb laughed, and Amy pass
ed dut of the vine-wreathed porch, wonder
ing within herself whether Mr. Richard
Mayfield 'hati ben very'much vexed be
cause she had refused to dance with him
the evening before.
Mrs Ma field's house was at no great
distance, arid as Amy was quite intimate
with thai lady, and 'understood the domes
tic saturnalia that was at present transpiring
within her domains, she did not think it
necessary to knock, but opened The door
and walked in wiihout ceremony.
There stood Dick! the apex of a pyramid
al scaffolding of boards, his fine broadcloth
raiment 'bbscufed by a lime-splashed 6heel
which was" ginfled about his waist by a
ponderous knot of rope, and his black curls
over shadowed t y a coarse old straw hat,
working away 'as 'if for dear fife. His back
was toward the door, and supposing the
step to be that of hi sister :n law, he said
gaily, wiihout turning his head
'What ! is the carpet 'ready s6 soon, Belli
I'm just through here, and I'll come and
tack a i: down in just one minute.'
Not receiving an an-wer he th'rew down
the brush and turned around.
'Miss Brow nleighl'
, lie had tfeVer looked "so handsome in his
lite and that was the firt-t thought that
rushed through Amy's mind. In the mid-t
of her embarrassment; for Dick had the
advantage of the young lady in this respect
she was embarrassed and he was not
He sprang hastily to the ground, and
threw off his ghostly habiliments.
You must think I have a curious taste in
customs.' he t-aid srchly, 'but the iruih is
ahet has been disappointed in her hired
help, and mother is away from home, so I
am helpina her to clean tsp the house !'
'I did not know 1 thought you had no
taste' hammered Amy, unconsciously
speaking out her thoughts.
'You supposed that I was nothing more
than an ornamental piece of furniture?
Ask Isabel about that,' said Dick half piqued
half smiling. 'But can I be of any use to
you now ?'
I have a note from my cousin, fot Mrs.
Mayfield,' said Amy, still speaking above a
She has gone down io the farther or
chard,'said Dick. It is some distance and
not a very straight path. If you will wait
until I remove a liitle ol lime, I shall be
happy to escort yoo down there.
Halt an hour ago, Amy, would have
haojihtiHy informed him that it was unite
cessary lor her to trouble him now she
stood and waited.
It wa a lona walk, under the overspread
shadow ol noble apple trees, bending with
their weight of crimson and russet fruit, and
through meadows ankle deep in purple and
bloom, ariJ nodding plumes of golden red.
yet for all that, Amy was quite surprised
vhen Mrs. Mafifld came in sight, bearing
a basket of rosey cheeted peaches from a
pet tree beyond the rest.
We believe it is One of woman' special
and ii controvertible privileges to change
her mind therefore nobody was much as
tonished when three month subsequently
there was a rumor of the engagement of Mr.
Maj field and Mis Brownleigh Still,
however, Dick always declared that it was
an insoluble mystery to him that when ser
enades and sthottishes, poetry and per
fumes, bad all failed to gain an entrance to
the maiden's heart, a whitewash brubh
should have been the unromahtic weapon
which at last brought down the barricades I
"Platicd Out" Characters. Since the
return of some df the regiments which took
part in the Bull Run engagement, our ex
changes, particularly in New Kugland, be
gin to be rich in interesting anecdotes ol
personal adventure anil escape. It would
be well enough to avoid the lollowiug con
veutional characters, who turn up after ev
ery noteworthy ; battle, viz : 1. Th con
ventional plods soldier whose little bible
tarried in h's breast pocket received the
bullet and saved hi heart 2. The wicked
militia man with a gin flask in one pocket
and a pack of cards in the other, and he
with a bad wound in the groin between the
two ; for, of coorse, no 'well directed" bul
let would consent to act as a "special prov
idenco"' in such a case. 3. ThB very bid
soldier oi -tales, who come out ol actioil
wi h a bullet in his watch, the fortunate in
terposition of lime -having prevented th
soldier 6 entrance upon eternity, dne or
two - of these stock actors appear Hi a New
Haven paper ol yesterday, ar.d it is .-understood
that they are '.'engaged ior the sea-
A View Behind the Secntt.
Before every important 'Election charges
of the use of raoriej for the purpose of in
fluencing the result, are so common on
both sides, that they are generally received
by the people as electioneering tricks. It
'will be recollected that on the eve of the
last Presidential election the partisans of
Mr. Lincoln Aere 'particularly foud in
charging the Democratic party with 'tiding
the public money to perpetuate their pow
er. From recent revelation's' it appears ih'at
the leading New York Republican p'oliii-
cianx while charging corruption lipbii Hie
Democrats, 'were themselves "engaged In
'UMiig money to an extent that casts all pre
vious performances'bf that kind completely
In the shade. Som time ago. Mr. Opdj'ke,
a "prominent New York politician bf ihe Re
publican school, charged publlcly'that Mr.
Weed, the "Prince of the Albany 'Lobby, had
iivowed his purpose 'iu 'carrying 'the New
York city railroad cha'rters through the Leg.
islature, to be to raise a fund of one million
of dollars io elect the candidate of the Chi
cago convention. In the libel case of Lit
tlejohn against 'Greeley, Mr. Opdyke was
ready as a witness to swear to his avowal,
anil it Was made use of by the defence, in
the ojiei.'ing'of the case.
Mi. Weed admits the charge, and with
his accustomed hardihood defends it in the
columns of his own paper, the Albany Jour
nal. He says :
'Obnoxious as (he a l mission is, to be a
just Heuce Of right, and to a better condition
ol the politicarethlcs we stand so far, im
peached.' We would have preferred not to
disclose to public view the financial h'nto
ry of political life, 'ndr should the Tribune
have constrained such disclosures. Public
men know much of what the 'rest of man
kind' are ignorant. We suppose it is gen
erally understood that party oraanizations
cost money, and that 'Presidential elections,
especially, are expensive. Painlul as Ihe
confession is, we are hound in truth and
Iron? knowledge to say that James Bu
chanan was elected President, and this
great, and then happy and gloriou, Repub
lic ruined, simply because Messrs. Wen
dall, Forney and Belmont raised $50 000
more money to be expended in Pennsylva
nia that William A. Hall, Truman Smitr
and the writer of this article, could procure
for the same object. VYhltetnTlnons of free
men exert their influence and cast their
votes from patriotic influences, results are
loo olten contrblled by less creditable means.
Nor are the onpat'riotic found alone among
the ignirant and base. The wealthy and
exahed are quite as ready as the low and
abject to pollute ihe elective franchise.
' It has been our dut and task for hearty
forty years to raise money for elections
During more than half that time we did sd
in consultation and co 'operation wjth Mr.
Greeley. Believing that railroads were es
sential to the city of New York, and that
legislative grams for them would be 'Obtain
ed, we conceived and attempted to carry
out the idea of making those grants availa
ble pnlitifaily. We did sd with Mr. Gree
ley's knowledge, and he did nt then see
the enormity ol the ofieure We avowed
this purpose fo leading political friends.
Amoii2 others, to Mr. George Opdyke, with
the remark, thai while the avowal was not
tor 'he public, we had no deire to conceal
it from associations It so happtt ted that the
av'Owel uppeared in the next morning's
" But i'f we have sined in this way, Mr.
Gieeley onght not to 'cast the first stone.
He has not always been fastidious in the'
nsevof money at erections, or in Tegislanon.
He knows how much it cosi and out of
whohe pockets the money come to elect
the Speaker in Congress. He knows how
he expected to be reimbursed. He knows
for what purpose a St.COO check. was hand
ed io him- And he know as we believe
'hat while in this latier particular he was
blameless how easy it is to mystify and
malign how swiftly falsehood travels, and
how tardily truth Iclldwa."
This quarrel between Greeley and Weede,
the leading Republican editors of New York,
is quite servicible to the public as it raises
the curtin hitherto concealing much corrup
tion and rascality. These extremely virtu
ous patriots, it now appears, were engaged
iu engineering legislation for the purpose ot
raising an immense sum of money td be
used as a corruption fund to secure the
election of their favorite candidate for the
presidency ; and while these scenes we're
transpiring behind the curtin, they appear
ed before the public td be actuated by the
loltiest tndtivesof pautotism and justice. At
the very time were engaged in disbursing
this fund, they actually had the hardihood to
charge the Democratic party wiih the cor
rupt use of money, the better to divert pub
lic suspicion Irom the disgraceful business
in which they were engaged.
MonsOn' Hiix. When the rebels took
pdssessidn bf Munson's Hill, even some
army officers were alarmed, and went to
McCIellan to remonstrate against bis pas
ive conduct in the matter. Tb whom the
shrewd young General is said to have repli
ed "I know Munson's Hill very wel ; the
enemy cannot so -tre.igthen it but that i can
take it whenever I need it in an hour, and
with three regiments. Meantime it is a
lireal advantage id new troops id see the
enemy before tiiem ; it make thent wai'ch-'
ful, gives them occasional rifle practice, and
puts them in spirits. The event has proved
billing a'Coriila. ,
....,... .... , . -
M. de Ch'ailla thus, describes the killing
of a gorilla :
Suddenly, as we were yet creeping along, in
a silence which ruade a heavy breath seem
loud and distinct, the woods were at once
, 'filled "with the tremendous barking roar of
Then the underbrush swayed rapidiy just
ahead, and presently before us stood an im
mense male gorilla. He had gone Ihiouzh
ihb jungle on his all-fours; but when he
saw our party he erected himself and look
ed us bold in the face. Tie stood abbot a
dozen ardi from us, and was a sisht I
think rever to foryet. - Nearly six feel high
(he proved four inches shorter,) with im
mense body, huge chest, and great muscu
lar arms, with fiercely glaring large deep
grey eyes and a hellish expression of face
which seemed to me like 'some nightmare
vision : thus stood before us the king of the
He was not afraid of us He stood there
and beat his breast with his huge fists till it
resounded like an immense base drum,
which is their mode of offering defiance ;
meantime giving vent to roar after roar.
The roar of the gorilla is the most singu
lar and awful noise heard in these African
Woods. It begins with a "sharp 6iri, like
an angry dog, then glides into a Jeep base
roll, which literally and closely resembles
t'herollof distant thunder along the sky,
for which 1 have sometimes been tempted
to take it where I did not see the animal. !
So deep is it that it seems to proceed less
from the mouth and throat 'than Irom the
deep chest and vast p aunch.
His'eyes began to flash 'fiercer fire as we
stood motionless on the defensive, and the
cret of short hair which stands on his fore
head began to twitch rapidly up and down
while Ins powerful fangs were shown as he
again sent forth a tremendous roar. And
now t'ruly he reminded me ol some hellish
dream creature a being of that hideous
order, half man, half beast, which we find
pictured by the old artists in some repre
sentations of the infernal 'regions. He ad
vanced a lew steps then stoppeJ to utter
that hideous roar aain ad rati ced agkn
and finally stopped when at a distance of
about six yards from us. And here, as he
began another of his roars and beating his
breal in rage, we fired and killed him.
With a groan which had something ter
ribly human in it, at.d yet was full of brut
ishness, it fell forward on its face. The
body shook convulsively lor a few minutes,
the limbs moved about in a struggling way
aud then all was quiet death had done its
work, and I had leisure to examine the
huge body. It proved five feet eight inch
es high, and the muscular developments ot
! the arms and breast showed what ini'raense
strength it had possessed.
How t6e Widow- FiXxd him. A young
widow who re&ide in Marysville is pester
ed with suitors. One day one of them came
along. She wa up to her elbows in sud,
she opened the door with a determination
to say something harh but she thought tet
ter of it, and said Io the young man, "Good
morning, I am very glad to see you, and
should be very elad to have Vou come in.
but the fact is I am in the kitchen washing." '
maiter," he answered,"! will sit 1
there you can go on with your i
work the same. I delight l6 get into the '
kitchen it is so pleasant and homelike."'
j Present I j she took up a large sized wash
basin, and filled it lull of hot snds from the ,
j boiler orV the stove, and stepping up to the'
I table, took up a boquet that was lying there- j
I on, and in the most innocent manner coo- '
ceivble, asked the gentleman if he could
! tell the botanical name of one of those flow i
ers. Of couri'e he rose from the chair to '
examine it. The woman set the basin on '
! the vacated seat. Then she riveted his
! gaze wiih one Ol her sw'eetes: smiles, aud ;
: presented to him the boquet, and begged '
j he would keep it for her sake and resume .
i his seat. He obeyed. That widow has'
uOt had a caller in her kitchen since.
A Con6I81ant Traitor. On the Fairfax
turnpike, west ol Ba) ley's Cross Roads, re
sides art old farmer named SkiJmore. He ii
a violent Secessionist, and has never ceased
tO utter his imprecatioti against the Gov
ernment. A guard is stationed near the
housd duly, however, lor a survei'.ance
over the road and Skidmore rather than
communicate wiih them, has locked himself
in the upper story of his bouse. Two days
since he called his slaves seven in uumbe'r'
together and told them to leave his house
and never return-that they were 'a pack
ol d d Unionists, and he would not
have anybody about him with such infernal
sentiments.'' Tbe slaves grinnlricly sub
mitted to the infliction, and 'departed for
the tamp of the New York Eighteenth,
where they are now quartered.
T'di Right Sort or Religion. We want
a religion that gdes into the family, and
keeps the husband from being spiteful
when the dinner is late, and keeps the din
ner from being lale keeps the wife Irom
fretting when the husband track the newly
washed floor with his muddy boots, and
makes the husband mindful of the scraper
and floor thai ; keeps the mother patient
when the baby i cross, and keeps ihe baby
pleaetit ; amuses the children as well as
intructs them ; wins as well as governs;
projects the honeymoon into the harvest
moon, and makes tbe happy hours like the
eastern fig trte.bearing in its bosom at once
i'6 MY MOTIIEK.
'BY WM H. EVANS.
I'll think bf ihe dear mother,
While on the battle field,
VVpn'thire defending our loved fl-ig,
Wilh'my 'sword ad Vhield.
Yes I my mother.
'I'll think bf ihee dear mother,
When I am(far away
And wish thai I was by your side,
To hear what ybirwould say,
Yes! my mother.
'I'll ih'iik of ihee dear mother,
And father who is no mors,
Y. I'll think ol ttiost dear sisters,
When the cannons loud do roar. t
Yes! my mother.
I'll Think of thee dear mother,
In mtny a lonely hour,
Apd Uil!y would be with thee.
Were'it iu my pownr.
Oh ! in'y mother.
1 hi think of thee dear mothe'f.
Though in t hi Mnfe we're not atone;
N6, 'I never shall forget the
Who are still iu our pld home
Oh! icy mother.
I'll think of thee dmr mother,
Perhaps I'll ueer return again,
Then think of nid dear mother,
As one among (be many slain.
Farewell ray mother.
The Importance of Ufssobi.
The interests now imperilled in the
Southwest are, in Ihe eye of a "statesman,
far more important than the safety of Wash
ington. If the rebellion should be success
ful, we should never continue the national
capital on the frontier where it would be con
stantly liable to menace ; and the worst that
would result 'from its fall now (aside from
the loss of prestige) would be the lo.s of
Maryland, whoee Southern sympathies cause
it to gravitate towards the Slaveholding Con
federacy. But the success of the rebels in
Missouri, would in case the rebellion is
successful, entail the loss of our whole mag
nificent western domain, extending Irom
the right bank of the Mississipi to the coatl
of Ihe pacific.
The otate of Missouri is the key to an
embryo empire. Its defection to the Con
federates would lose us all the fruits of Jef
ferson's statesmanship iu the Louisana pur
chase, all the rich territorial fruits of the
Mexican war, and the whole of Oregon,
for a mere strip ot which we were loady io
. -. i. i- i i cr.
go io war wun cngianu iiiieen yoaia agu,
j when the popular cry was 'fifty-four forty
I or 'fight.' It would end the great politica'
con roversy repecting the non-extension
. of slavery, by giving up to :he enemy ev
i ery foot ol the territot'y so long in dispute.
It would complete the circfe 6f the national
, "quarrel on the ilave'ry question, by bring
ing it around to the point where it com
menced in 1819, and cause the success bf
he South in the admission of Missouri as
a slave State to culminate in the greater
success of its withdrawal carrying with it
all the territory which rendered that famous
controversy so Important.
Xakin; Sled t-ntis.
Arrangements have been completed It
the steel woiks of Mailman, Rahm, k Co.,
on the bank of the Allegheny, in the Fifth
Ward, tor casting steel gun6, and a Targe
number Vave been orderd for General
Fremont. The casting weighs 1,500 !bs ,
and is but the rough body of the gun
bsing of octagond shape. These lumps
are to be taken to Cincinnati, we believe,
and forged to the rough outline of agon,
ready for turning and finshing. The pro
cess ol caving is much more difficult than
that of moulding cat iron guns, as the steel
is mehed in pots, of which a number are
required for each piece cast. The twoiny
mense forgmg hammers "Elephant', and
'Whale" which attracted so much atten
'liou, while being hauled Irom the foundry
to the works, some weeks since, will soon
be ready for work, One of them in a day or
two. Very few larger ha'mmars than these
twin monsters are worked any place.
ScoldikO If laughter begets fat, it is on
less true that scolding is the parent of raea
greness. Who ever saw a plump terma
gant ? The Virago is scraggy scraginess
is it e badge of all her tribe. It would seem
that the attrition of a fierce exacting temper
gives sharpness to the human frame as in
evitable as a gritty g'riudstrine puts a wiry
edi on A broadaXe. Artists understand
th'l8 facti Bd guide iheir pVncils according
ly. They invariably represent ladies sup
t posed to be given 10 ,:lhe rampage" as re
markably high in bone. Shrews are tho
depicted in comic valentines' and all the il
lustrator bf "Curtain Lectures" have pre
sented the "rib" of Mr. Caudle without a
particle of fat. Lavater, referring to fe
male firebrand, says flatly to their faces
that , their nose are sharp. We have a
dim idea that his mentions some exception
al cases of ladies with snub noses, who are
given to snubbing their husbands; but these
form a mild variety, and only a small pro
portion Of the gnus scold.
-A coarse ill-natured fellow died one day.
and his friends assembled at his funeral, bnt
no one had a good word to say about the
deceased. Even at the grave all were si
lent, at length a good hearted German, a
he turned to go home, said, ''Yell, be Was
1 goot smoker 1'
It is always io b feared that they who
Gathering 'ati'd kef ping Applet. -
In order to secure soundness and preser
vation, it is indispensably necessary that
the fruit should be gaihYred byhand ,'Fr
winter fruit the gathering is delayed as loaf
as possible, avoiding severe frosts, and th
most successful practice with our extensive,
orchards is to place the good fruit direciiy
in a careful manner, in new, tight fiou,
barrels, as t oon as gathered from the . tree.
These barrels should be gently shaker
while filling, and the head closely pressed
n ; they are then placed in aVool shady
exposure under tf shed open to the air, or
on the north side of a builaing, protected,
by a covering of boards over the top wher?.
thry remain for a fortnight, or until the col
becomes too severe when they are.carelull ,
transferred to a -ool, 'lry celler, in whi--h
air can be admitted occasionally in Lrifi
A celler for this purpose, should be
in dry gravelly or sandy soil ; with if pnwi
ble aslope to the north, or, at any rate, wi-,.,
openings on the north ride loi the ad mi-.sk a
of air veYy rarely in weather not.exceVsive'
cold Here the barrels should be placed i
tiers on their sides, and the celler should t si
kept as dark as possible. In such acfci ;
one of the largest apple growers in Duic.
ess county is able to keep the Greening t:
pte. which, in the'fruii 'room Jusually tx
cays in January until the first of April, v..
the ffsshest and finest condition, fc't-ja
persons place a layer of clean re "-.'-
between every layer of appl-., wheu p. :
ing them in barrels. Downing.
Trie Voice or Heave u. The land of--?
lence surely extends no far.her than ti;
gate, of the heavenly city. All is lif tiM
activity within ; but that from that tsbrl.:
populous with thought, and words si.;
songs, no revalation 'penetrates, thnogh
dark, silent landwhich lies between th
Our friends are their. t Stars so dUtarit ti
us that their light which began its tr .-i
ages, since, has not yet reached us ; -
none the less worlds, performing .th-iir i - -ofutions,
and occupied by their
population of intelligent spirits whose hi'r--is
full of wonder. Yet the first ray dene
the existence ol those worlds has neve. r :ii
the eye o! the astronomer in his ince- j ;
The Silence of the departed will, for t? i-ft
of us, soon, be internpted. Entering an out
breaking shadows aud aottly onblti r
light, Ihe border land, we 'shall awa1 ? t
the opening visions of things nh?en f
eternal, all so kindlyevea'i'i ' intra-'S .
to our unaccustomed sense as tu mAe j
say, '-how beautiful !" and, instead of tivi.
ting fear, heading almost to hasten ih ?
which is removing the vail. S&mV' wl
known voice, so long silent, may f.r?t
to utter our name ; we are recogniz: !
are safe. A face a dear, dear face r-'iv
forth amidst the crowded lines ol d:o Vrtf
sight ; a form an embrace assures us t
it has not deceived us, but Las delivered
us up to the objects hoped for, the tbs
Thc Lawtik and the Duck- There ii
not a more common offence against t-.-3
laws of comuioa courtesy (we roig!tt s-.-,
oftentimes, decency) than is practices t-
a certain class Of lawyers now-a-day in i; j
examination of witnesses upon the eiarJ.
Now and then, however, au imp'er.iue; i
lawyer ' gets it back" such a way that I.e.
is fair, to "call the next witness" Ol sncV
wa the following, not as yet "put down : u .
the 6oot," but well worthy of beinj tra..- 't
ferred from "the papers?'
Al a la;a term ol the Court of Session
man was brought up by a farmer, ccu. J "
of stealing some ducks.
"How do you know that they are yo :x
ducks V asked the defendant's counsel."
'Oh, I should know them anywhere,'
replied the farmer; and he went ou io des-'
cribe their different peculiarities.
"Why," said tbe prisoner's coun-e','
"decks can t be such a rare breed : I hav-.'
some Wry fouch like them iu ray owl:.
Thai's not unlikely, sir," rep'ied ihj
farmer; "they are not the only ducks I hav
had stolen lately !"
"Call the ntxt witness "
Srevet Bri?adier Gen. Georg Gibsn-Commissary-General
or SnhsUiei.ee, u ' -died
io Washington on Sunday nig;t. w.-.'
in the service upward of fi'iy-ihree je '
having been first commissioned as citpi"T ,
in the Fihh' infantry on the X J of May. It
He took an active part in the vari.iu
wars which this country has been engage 1
in since that date, and was brevette I Bri.-p
dier General alter the Mexican war in Ihit .,
Gen. Gibson had been iu failing health
some limn past.
The Secretary of the Treasury says fit K
pending SI, 200,000 a day. This amnni .i
to 8,400.(iOO a week and to SlSfe,! ;t u
a year. It is equal to SoO.oob an hoof. '
to a trifle over $33 a minute. 1"Ke arh-ni
bf interest 6n 4 jear expenditure, at i!..
rate will be about $32 doo.odd,
HarB Ul. "About this time look oui v
fleas,'' is an old qudtatioa from a still ol e
almanac ; but about iliis time "look on f
yourclolUes'-specially the female po:.
tiou of our population is not a quota ir p
but very good advice. The recent departu j ,
of the "flower ot our youth" to the ' ;-
of war" is already being felt. Last nil .
a quantity of female wearing apparel w
forcible torn aud, with intention and aforr
ihougt; taken from a clothes line in tl.i-,.
neighborhooi. The thief, however wa
repsectei of persons-, having Jfi whi!
longed tb the sterner sax Pit th li . ,
don't , w a ntJo, fnali t'l,? ft Y ror,
children are at sen