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li i well known to the medical profes
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-""Element ' of trie Mood. This is derived
vhiefly from the- food we eat ; bot rf the
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--any cause whatever, the necessary quan
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brain, will obstruct the Iiver,and will send
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Chilton, cbtmisi,. New; York,;Dr .Hiram
.CoxCbemieal Inspector, Oho, Or.. Jas. R.
Nichol, chemiM, Boston, DrN. E Joi.es
.Chemical Inspector, Circleviile Ohio Prof.
C.T.Jackson, chemist, Boston, Dr. Chas.
Upham Shepard, Charleston, S. C, .and J.
V. Z. BlaccyVand G. A. Mariner," consult-
-ing chemists, Chicago, all'of whom have
analyzed the Catawba Brandy, and com
mend it in the highest terms, for medical
use. - - 1
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Jinalyiii ofJhi'Afaasathuiteltt Stale
.AtsayeryJan. 25, 1858. -
VVnen evaporated through clean linen it
left no oil or (oflensive matter. In every
respect it is a 'Pore spiritous liquor. The
jOil which give io4his brandy its flavor and
.aroma, is wholly unlike fnsil, or grain .oil.
'its odor partakes of both tbe fruit and oil of
.grapes, vvuu acid. it proauce otners ot
.a high fragrance. The substitution of ibis
brandy tar Cognac Erandy witl do away
with the manufacture of fictitious spirits,
6old under this name both' at- home and
abroad. . ' ' -Respectfully
A- A. HAYES, M D., Assayer toSiat.
jJ4as IS Boyleston St . '
- - Vfy the tame in 1864. ,
I have analyzed ,fcL. Ly ous' Pare Catt
wba Brandy," with reference lo its com
position and character, being the same as
(in at produced 'In fast years. ' A. sample
.taken from' ten caska afforded the same
jasilts with regard to" purity; a slightly
jncreased amount of the principle on which
jjta. flavor depends was determined by com
jiarison with former samples. -
The indicationa of Anakiia "efaow that
,:this Brandy is produced by the-ame pro
ces as cot of the imported Brandy: . ' '
Respecifully, A, A". IIAYS, IX. D.
jState-'Assayer,' IS Boy lesion St. ;
Boston, July S3, 1854. ; ""'"'':
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THE STAR OF THE NO RT.H to pieces."
is pi'Blished evert Wednesday 8T " Well," said the captain, in a low tone,
TM II JACOBY j we mo ft all die together." At this mo-
Office OH Kain St., 3rd Square blOW Market ' ment there was a alight stir .rnonS the sail-
TEKMS:-Two Dollars anJ Fiftf Cents 1 " er 8,1 y wa,t,n3 (or orde"
in advance. If no. paid till th end of the j "What s the mailer there ! inquired the
year, Three Dollars will be charged. 'captain.
No subscription taken for a period less'. -'Captain," replied a sailor, "this little
than six months; no di-coniinuance permit- ! monkl,v nf . caKm.bov is askin to swim
ted aiitil all arrearages are paid unlees.at the
option of the editor ,
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Every subsequent insertion, 25 j
vne square, iurt?e raunias.
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appeal of the Prisoners.
' Mr. Baldwin, a Michigan soldier recent
ly released Irom Audersonville, before leav
ing received the iullowing line Irom a fellow-soldier,
wqnesting him if he should
ever reach home to have them published :
Will ?oa Leaie L's Dere to Die ?
When oor country called for men,
We came Irom forge and mill ;
From worktop, farm and Lctory,
I i ne u' ,on '
We left our pleasant, happy homes,
Anu nresines we ioea so wen,
To vanquish all the Union's foe.
Or I a 11 where others fell.
Bui now in prisons dread we languish,
And it is our constant cry,
Oh je who yet can save us,
Will you leave us here lo die 1
The voice of slander tells yoa
That our hearts were weak with fear,
That air, or nearly all of us,
Weie captured in the rear ;
B'U the scars upon our bodies,
From jnuket balls and shell,
The misting limb, the shattered arm,
A truer tale will tell.'
We have tried to tlo oor duty.
'n 'int ol Uod on hisjh ,"
Oh ye who yet can save os,
Will yoo leave us here to die !
fliere are hearts wiih hopes still beh 4
VVih.n our pleisani Northern home,
Waiting, waiebir.w for the footsteps
That may never, never come.
In Southern prisons pining,
Meagre, tattered, pa'o ami gaunt,
Growing weaker, dily weaker;
From hunger, cold and want ;
Here yonr bro hers, son and husbands,
4'oor hap'e-s captives lie ;
On ye who yet can save them
Will )ou leave them here to die ?
Jut without our prison gate
There i a grave yrJ close aT hand ;
Where lie ten thonnan I Union men
Beneath tne Georgia sard ;
And core on scjres an laid beside,
As day soccees ihe day ;
And thus it nmi ever be,
Till all shall pass aaj' ;
And the last can say when dy'ns,
Both laith and love are dead at home,
And they have left os here to die.
0i ye who could have saved os,
Why did you leave us here to die ?
Tlie Sailor Boy of Havre.
A French brig wa returning from Ton
Ion to Havre with a rich cargo and numer
ous paener. Oil the coast " of Bretange
it wa overtaken bv a sudden and violent
stortn Lnp'ain r , an experi
sailor at oiice saw the danger i4it threatn
d the ship on snch a rockv coast, and he
cave orders to pnt out to sea
winds and waves drove the brig violently
Awards the shore and notwithstanding all
... , ,h crfl :. conlmaeJ lo cel
" ' . " "
ii e a re r la fi J ; ....
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, Amonz the most active on board in do-
. . . a,
mg all that ne could to help wa Utile Jac
ques, a lad twelve years old, who was serv
ing as cabin-boy in the veseel. At times
we he disappeared tor a moment rjentn.i
the folds of a'sail, i he sailors thought he
fallen overboard ; and again, when a
wave threw him down on the deck, ihey
looked to see if it had not carried away the
poor boy with it ; but Jacques was soon op
again nnhort. .
'My mother,". said he, smiling te an old
aiIor,,"wouid be frightened enough if she j
saw mejoet now." j
His mother, who lived at Havre, was very j
poor and had a "large family. Jacques tov-
ed her tenderly, 'and , he was enjoying ihe
prospect of carrying lo her bin treasure i
two five-franc pieces which ha had earned
for his wages during the voyage.
The brig wa beaten about a -whole day
by the storm, and in spite of all tbe efforts
of the crew,; ihey could not steer clear of
the jocks on the oast. i5y the gloom oo ,
the Captain's brow it mijhi oe seen that he
had but little hope of saving the ship. All
at once a violent shock was fell, accompan
ied by a horrible crash; tbe vessel bad
struck a rock. At this terrible moment the
passengers threw themselves on their knees
'Lower the boats j" cried the captain
The sailors obeyed ; bot no sooner were (he
boats in tlie water than they were carried
away by ibe violence of the waves.
"We have bot one hope , of salaty," Baid
the captain. "One pi o? must be. brave
enough to rnn the risk of swimming with a
rope to the shore. We may fasten one end
to the mart of the vessel and tbe other to a
rock on the coast, and. by. this means we
may all get on shore " .
. "Bat captain,, it is impossible," said the
mate,"pointing to the surf breaking on the
to tbe shore with a string around' his body
to drav the cable after him ; he is obstinate
as a Male mole !" and he pushed Jacques j
. L .J 1 f ik. .I.aIh Tkd K11T fit AAll I
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turning his hat round and round in his)
hands, without daring to utter a word
"Nonsene ! such-a child can't go," said
the captain roughly..
But Jacqoes'was not of a character to be
easily discouraged. Captain," said he
timidly, "you don't wiari to ecpose the lives
of good sailor like these ; it does not matter
what becomes of a little, monkey of a cabin
boy, as the boatswain calls me. "Give me
a ball of s.rong tring which will unroll a I
get -n, fasien ona end around my body, and
I will promise yoa that within an hour the
rope will be well fastened 011 the fchore, or
I will perish in the attempt."
"Daesheknow how to swim?" asked
the captain .
"As swiftly and as easily as an eel," re
plied one of the crew.
: I could swim op the Seine from Havre
to Paris," said little Jacques. The captain
hesitaieJ, but the lives of all on board were
at stake and he yielded.
Jacques hasteneJ to prepare for his terri
ble undertaking. Then he turned and sott
ly approached the captain. "Captain,"
said he4 -as I may be lost may I ak you to
take charge of something lor me ?"
"Certainly," my boy," said the captain
who almost repented of having yielded to
his entreaties. j
"Uereihen, captain," replied Jacques
holding out two five franc pieces, wrapped
in a piece of rag ; If I am eaten by the por- i
poise, and you get safe to land, be so kind ,
at to give this to my mother, who lives on !
the qnay at Havre ; and will you tell fcer
that I thought of her, and that I love ber j
v-ry rnnch, as well as all my brothers and ,
iiers V i
"Be easy about that, my boy. If you die I
for us, and we escape, your mother shall
never want for anything.''
"Oh, then I will willingly Iry to save
yoa," cried Jacqoes, hastening to ihe other
side of the veseJ where all was prepared !
lor the enterprise. . I
Tte captain thonght lor a moment. "'Ve
ought not allow this lad 10 sacrifice himself
for o in hi way," said he at length. I .
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III iui UtM a-
"Ye. ,'' said some of the sailors
round him ; it is disgraceful to us all that j cess, and his life was a continual s;ruggle
this cabin boy should sat us an etaraple of j for existetice, poor and cheerless at that.
courage; a'nd it would be a. sad thinz if the 'One son' was the result of the marriage,
brave child should die for old men like us j and with his wife and child, Mr. S. strug
who have lived our time. Let ns stop him. gleJ on, mel on almost "every hand by ihe
They roahed to the side of the vessel, but persecutions of the father. Unable longer
it was too late. They found there oaly the to reconcile himself to such a life, a sepa
6ailor who had aided Jacques in his prepar- , ration was mutually agreed upon, the lady
lions, and "who was unrolling the cord that returned with her child to her father's roof,
I was la-tened to the body cf the young he- '
"roic boy. I
j They leaned over the side of the vessel to j
see what was going to happen, and a lew ;
... 1 a t '
qnietly wiped away a tear which woul'i no' j
b restrained. f
At first nothing was seen but waves ot I
, . . .
wh is foam, mountain of water which)
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seemed lo rise as high as the mast, and
. , . .
then fell down with a thundering roar.
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Soon the practiced eye of some of the sail-
...... . .
ors perceived a little black point rising i
r . t ,- . ' '
above tne waves, anu men again, uisiaucs i
pro vented tnem irom uisunxuisnniij u i
all. They anxious y watched tne com, ana
,ried 10 bv i,s .n,ck" or elowe.r
moveraem, u .a.o u. u..... w.,
i i"2 It. .
j Sometimes the cord wa unrolled rabidly ;
"Oh. what a brave fellow." thev said, "see
, - ,
how quickly be swims !: At other times
the unrolling of the ball ol s ring stopped
suddenly ; -Poor bey," they said, "he
has been drowned or dashed against the
rocks !" -
This anxiety lasted more 'ban an hoar,
the ball of uring continued lo be unroMod
but at unequal periods.. At length it slip
ped slowly over the side of ihe vessel, and
often fell as if slackened v They thoaghl
Jacques musi have raoc'i difficulty in get
ting through ttie surf on the coast. "Per
haps it is the body of the boy ths.t the sea
tossing ' backwards and forwards in ibis
way," said ome of the sailors. The cap
tain was deeply grieved that he had per
mitted tbe child to make the attempt, and
notwithstanding tha desperate situation in
which they were, all the crew seemed lo
be thinking more of tbe boy than of them
selves. All at once a violent puTl was 'given to
the cord. Thia was soon followed by a
8econdt thea a ibml. It was the signal
agreed upon to tell them that Jacques had
reached ihe shore. A shout of joy was
heard on the ship. They hastened lo fas
ten a rope on the cord, which was drawn
on shore as fast as tbey could let it out, and
was firmly fastened by some of the people
who bad -come to the help of the little cab
in boy. By means of this rope many of the
shipprecked sailors reached tbe shore, and
found means to cave the others. Not long
after all bad safely landed they saw the
vessel sinlc. . . .
' Tbeliule cabin boy was long ill from the
consequence of bis fatigue, and from being
dashed against the rocks. But he did not
mind that ; for in reward of -his bravery,
bis mother received a yearly sura of money
which placed her above fear of want. Lit
tle Jacques'rejbiced in having suffered for
her, and at the same time in having saved
i Strange Tale.
A LEAF FROM THE LIFE OF A BUSINESS HAM IN
There now resides in the city of Chicago,
a gentleman well fcnown in business circles,
and whose paper is good on change for a
very respectable sum, whose lot it was io
the early portion of his career to reside in.
the city of New Orleans. This was many
years ago away back in the half decade
of 1830 to 1835. He had gone thither from
tku M iimiK nannilaai t aom
I I U C? 11VI IU V II U I I VD IV
for himself and tn pursuit of that fortune
r . . .
which all youg men hope to reach, but
which few ever attain. Shortly after his
arrival in ;the crescent city be fortnnately
succeeded in securing a position in an old,
antl well established mercantile house,
where by his industry and uniform truil
worthy conduct he secured the confidence
of his employers and rapid promotion up
through tbe several departments ol the
bouse to the counting room.
For the purposes ol this narrative we are
called upon to select a cognomen for the
gentleman before proceeding further. And
since this sketch is published without con
sultation w'uh him, we feel obliged to give
him a name other than that by which he
is known in the commercial walks of life,
and with the title of Mr. S our readers
must be satisfied.
Mr. S ' had been scarcrilv two 'years
engaged io discharging the duties of his
position in New Orleans when he became
enamored of a daughter of one of the mem
bers of the firm. Deeply engrossed as ha
was in the affairs of every day business
life, the tread of all absorbing trade failed
to crush out the gentler sentiments of his
heart, and the jingling of the dollars could
not drown the sweet music of interchanging
vowa of constancy and of plighted faith.
His affections were reciprocated, but though
"Barkis was willin" the parents were not.
With all the pride ol aristocracy, and con
tempt ol bcrest labor which formerly and
does still characterize the Mrealthy of the
South, they sneered at the loves of the
young couple, interposed objections, and
torbade intercourse between them.
As a natural consequence, clandestine
meetings were held and an elopement pro
jected aud consummated. The parties re
turned to New Orleaus one day man and
wile, but lo receive no "blessing or forgive
ness Irom the parents of the lady. Mr. S.
was dismissed Irom the service of the firm,
and for more than a mouth struggled Lard
to maintain himself and the wife now de
pendent upon his ezertior.s. His efforts
were not crowned by the most perfect sue-
and Mr. S. returned to his home in the
Six m0nlhs after his arrival at ihe North,
received a New Orleans paper con-
taming tbe announcement ol tbe death ol
his wife and infant child. Attached to
them as be was, though compelled by ad-
. ,u k
vere circumiaces to leave them, he
mourned lor them sincerely and believed
.' , 1 . f ' i. i.
tilt in a vi . . & i j -J .'ii'i
met with a ladv whose eood Qualities ol
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mind attracted him and whom he sc bee-
quer.tlv married, and with whom he lived
happy lor many years, raising a family of
sons, two of whom are lo day residents of
theri'y of Chicago.
in the natural coore of events, Mr. S.
removed lo the west many years ago and
became one of the seekers alter fortune,
opon what waa then considered almost the
frontier. Chicago was then but a small
a nd comparatively unknown town, though
the tide of emigration was beginning to set
rapidly in litis direction. He was shrewd
and speculative, and his former experience
had rendered him well qualified to turn to
advantage snch opportunities Sor the aggran
dizement of whatever ha possessed as came
in his way. He prospered in business and
year after year accumulated additions to ihe
gains of the previous )ear. Chicago and
:be great Northwest sprang from an insig
nificant village and a sparsely nettled coun
try to a great city and prosperous common
wealths. His own pecuniary advancement
was no less rapid, and from that time until
tbe present, his life was marked by no
more important eras than is tbe common
history of business men in (his community
and might be written of hundreds of others.
Some years ago his second wife died, es
teemed by her friends and wept and loved
by those to whom she was nearest and
We will not say that during all this lapse
of years the mind of Mr. S. did ' not fre
quently revert lo the scenes of hfs earlier
days, and lo the strange vicissitudes through
which be bad passed. It would have been
wonderful indeed if he bad not pondered
.upon them, or often thought of the joys and
sorrows attendant upon his residence in
New .Orleans. He held no correspondence,
however, with any one resident there, and
accepted for truth ifce newspaper announce
ment of the death of -his former wife and
child. By it his entire life bad been chang
ed and turned from its original channel, be
himself seeking new associations,-new
scenes, and different avenues of - trade. - '
:' After the capture of tbe city of New Or
leans by. the Uniori fnrcesonr'riJr7,',',r,L
seized Mr. S. to revisit his old horse, and
look once more upon New Orleans. Thirty
years bad elapsed since his residence there
and the -occasion of his second visit. On
the second day after his arrival he discov
ered among the ladies of the St. Chariest
Hotel, one vrhon hj recognized as his for
mer wile. He immediately sought an inv
lerview with ber bat was refused, she re
turning the application by the no means
consoling information that she had no
interest in common with him, and no de
sire to look upon or speak with him. -The
succeeding day she had left the hotel
and he lost ajl trace of her. Mr. S. was
shortly atter taken severely ill and having
occasion to call in a physician, jndge of
hia surprise to learn from the conversation
which passed between them that the gray
haired medical attendant had been the ad
viser of the fami!) of his former wife, and
from him he learned tbe residence of the
lady. Prompted by feelings of curiosity
even if the old love had wholly died ort in
his heart, he again sought an interview and
was ai last successful.
The frtory of the lady was a strange one.
After the departure of Mr. S. Sor the North
ehe returned to her father's home, and to
the circles in society she had formerly fre
quented. Her father had purposely insert
ed in the paper the announcement of the
death of herself and child, and forwarded
it to Mr. S . that he might believe ihem for
ever lost to him. She passively wailed the
lapse of- time until a divorce was procured
on the around of abandonment, and a few
years alter entered opon her second mar
riage, in obedience to the wishes of her pa
rents. The son of Mr. S. and herself wes
then a colonel in the rebel army. She had
no desire to renew the intercourse with him,
and closed .the interview as soon as pos
sible. Mr. S. ddterir.ined if he could not have
the wife, at least to have the son. By pa
tient labor his discharge was procured
from the kervice of ftfferon Davis, and he
returned to the North with newly loond
father. A codicil was not long ago ap
pe tided to the will of Mr. S by the son re
ceives an equal share in that gentleman's
property opon the occasion of his death.
Mr. S. is again in ihe city of Chicago, and
again fills his accustomed place in business
circles. Yet few would suspicion that in
the life of this man. familiar to hundreds,
novel events had mingled and circurnstan
ces transpired, the like whereof we seldom
find save in the pages ol romance. Chica
Some years ago there was a bill introduc
ed in ihe Georgia Legislature lo lay a "tax
often dollars a year on all Jackases
Some appreciative members proposed to
amend it so as to include lawv ers and doc
tors. The amendment was accepted, and
amid.M much Jocularity, the bill passed.
Several efforts have since been maJe to re
peal it, tn: in vain, and lo this day all
j Jackases, lawyers and doctors are obliged
to pay a yearly tax of ten dollar.
Weldings Over tiic watick. It i very
diflicult for women in. old and mot.aichial
coutiTies to get husbands. American girls
will be astonished lo iearti that there the
obligations is all on the man's side. Some
time ago, a couple went from Penrheolger
rig Wales, lo be married ; but the bride
groom walked off with the money which
ihe bride had given him to pay ihe r-ister
ami lost it playing pitch and toss with his
companions. The wedding had thus to be
put off till the next day, when the -young
woman kept a sharp lookout on her lord
nor letl him until she had secured his per
son it not bis allegiance. Imagine a Yan
kee or New York girl paying her lover's
wedding fee !
Watcrig Window Plants. Mis Mai
iig, tne autboress of "Flowers for window
garden in Town and Country," thus writes:
There is one univer-ai law as to watering
plants which a great many people entirely
neglect. The neglect ol this ona rule
causes more blight and more unhealthy
plants than perhaps any single thing that
can be named besides. I mean the excel
lent rule of watering them with warm water,
always rather warmer than the soil the
plants are growi ng in. People must surely
see the check and injury it roust ba lo
plants lo gil cold food. Tha organs of
lender plants are extremely delicate ; and
when tbey are warned to digest their food
it is a bad plan surely to paralyze them with
cold. If we feed them, on iba other hand,
with food a li'te warm, they are stimulated
at once to make the most of their meal.
Pleasures or Admiration. To be the
architect of all your own houses, and to
avoid paying for land or employing a build- I
er, erect them all in ihe air.
To fancy yourself tne particular object of
admiration, when you are walking about
with a dish-rag pinned to your coat tail.
To dream of finding heaps of gold, not
knowing Dext morning where to find a
To open a creditor's note, threatening
"proceeding," fancying it an invitation lo
Flattering yourself with the hope cf as
sistance from a rich relation. .
These are now something over two hn
dred millions ot pressing demands against
the government, including the pay due the
Extraordinary Coarage and Endurance.
At the battle of Po river, Virginia, May
10th, William N Kellerman, of the 148th
Pennsylvania regiment, received ibree dis
tinct wounds, one on the right shoulder,
another on the chin, and the third near and
entirely depriving him of the use of his
r.gni C) e. .,- .cju.ucu u,. B..-u " - ,
L.a - II. . 4 k.a Warn. MA anl All thd 1
was on me piarcn 10 ' "
following day be was so injured by tbe
concussion ot a shell that he was removed
from the field insensible, and was not able
to report for doty "until tha 13:h ol October.
On the 27th of that month, and while tbe
tet-onu and third divisions were making a
reconnoUsance on tha left, General Miles,
commanding the first division, directed a
demonstration on the rebel fort in front of I
his line. Kellerman was selected, with
others, for the purpose. They charged
amid a heavy fire, and succeeded in driv
ing the enemy from the tort, capturing a
nnmber of prisoners with whom Keller
man was sent to the rear.- Having perform
ed ihis duty, he started back to rejoin bis
comrades. In the meantime the rebels had
rallied and our troops were compelled to
fall back. Kellerman in the darkness did
not observe this until r.ear the fort, when
he came upon the rebel picket line, which
had been e Mablished in his absence. For
tunately he was unobserved, and sinking
down be crept into a small ravine, hoping
to make bis escape dcring the night. Soon
after a rebel vidette was fhrovrn oot a
few feet in advanee of whera he lay, thus
placing him between the videtta and the
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frKirmiilt una. in uiib uusniuu ua lay uu-
til the night of the 2d of November, a pe
riod of six days, exposed to the wind and
rain, and the cold freezing atmospheres of
the nights, without food or d.-ink, chewing
leaves and roots within reach of bis arms,
determined not to surrender himself to ibe
enemy, which he could have done at any
moment with safety. On the nigh I of Ihe
2d, the enemy having relaxed his vigilance,
be succeeded iu reaching our lines crawl
ing on his hands and knees, and bringing'
witn mm Ms accoutrements am. spencer
rifle. On being taken to ihe hospital he
was utterly exhausted, bis hands and feet
were badly frozen and the toes of his right
foot were forcewhat gangrenous, lie was
unable lo swal low for ihe first day ; but on
the second, beef tea and other nourishing
and stjmnlalirtg drinks were administered
with the best effect. He has to a great ex
tent recovered the use of his hands and
feet, and bids fair at no distant day to re
join his regiment. Gen. Miles has for
warded a recommendation that as a reward
for his cnex&mpled fortitude and heroism
in refusing to surrender himself to the en
emy under such trjing circumstances, he
be granted a furlough for thirty days and
and awarded a medal of honor.
A flw days since, a meeting was held
in Washington in behalf of the de&tiiu e
starving negro population of that cily. It
is a little remarkable thai not a single mem.
ber of Congress appears to have been
present at this meeting, nor any man high
in official position of social influence.
Tfccy prefer to indulge in that high-sound.
ing philanthropy which costs 'nothing, and
is sure to get in the newspapers.
I overheard tlie following ihe 6'dic.r day
t-et ween l o grave fellows :
4.?r r-.B.I i n n f T-r.nifaa h ft I ai'h '
II JWU ubu jvui aawiwv w t. is
would ou die of ?"
"Why old ae to be sure. What would
Oli, I wonld be pelted to death by a
W'.! ittal urnriM Ha rnm1.it nnn'uhmanl
lo be sure'''
Not long since a company of negroes !
was raised in the town of Piqua, who ,
were to join a certain colored regiment be-
, . . ..1
ing or-a tn zed in Massachusetts. The j
night preceding their departure for the
camp of rendezvous a meeting was held in
the African Church at lha close of which
the venerable minister, in a prayer, made
the following remarkable request : "That
when these men went on the battle field
they mighl be as bold as lions and Jiannless
as dove "'
Gils.- McClcllan, though defeated for
the Presidency, has not come off second
best with any of :he military or naval he
roes in the reception ol solid testimonials
of friendship. It will be remembered that
a splendidly furnished bouse in 31st street
near 5th avenue, was presented to his wife.
Now, it appears that just before leaving
New York for Europe, some of ihe New
York friends ot General McClellan present
ed him with $30,000 in gold.
An? ona ought to be able to see the
point oi the following ; but if he can't see
it, and is Bnxious to do so, Jet him .enter
ihe army : -
Two Scotch miners were quarrelling.
One of them was very boastful, and was
making considerable parade .of his valor
ous deeds. The other quietly listened un
til boaster bad talked himself down, -and
then said, "Oh, yes, yer brave, nae doubt.
Take affyer h;rt an' shake i, and ye ran
say ye where thousands fell." Report
says boaster was annihilated
How holy is the joy and the pain of pure
unspotted music. Its jubilee and its sounds
'"BcnDty Jcmping" &y Wholesale-
Albany Jonrnal. ;
We have had occasion recently to refer la
several squads of "bounty jampers" . who
had passed through this city on their way
west to "operate." The first squad, took
the train a week ago, and were mostly Al
bany thievee, who knew it wonld bo ose
, f lhem ent , hem(ereB her8
rect0xa; The eecond oad were ney aIj
from Vw Y,lr .n,l om t ihU i
I enlist, under the impression that our Mar
shal mould be green enough to accept them,
But ol ihe whole number .wjjo offered them
selves, only three were received. Thai rest
.sought other localities, and selected Oneida
county as their first field of operation. .Tha
next sqnad who wended their way west
ward were all from New York,' and nam?
bered over a hundred. Tbey were chiefly
'labelled for Uiiac, Waiertown and Bingham-ions-
Of the first sqnad most of them enlisted
in Utica, and nine of them 'jumped" before
ihey reached the rendezvous in this city. -Of
the second sqnad, all e.nljsied in Utica
and thereabouts, and thirty two of them es
caped from the barracks oo Troy road on
Sunday night. Anl J' A'fthl nine of tha
same tribe who were enlisted at Utica got
away. They were accompanied by a sqnad
of four men, and on arriving at .the depot
one of their friend appeared in a captain's
uniform, took command of tbe guards, and,
marching the gang to a convenient spot en
abled them to dodge round a corner in tha
dark and so get away, the bogos captain
conveniently disappearing at the same time.
! nr . w ,
j Ol tr.n latter number, however, seven wera
. j i . t, . . re r,
rnl and the others by a posse from the Mar
shal's office; tbe arrests were adroitly made
at the Hudson Rier depot, jnst before tha
night train left.
We refer !o lb reject thns .particularly
to put tbe marshals in the interior on their
guard. In districts (if there are any uch) t
where the marshals are in league with
a r . . 9
Dour.iy oroxers lor me money tney can
make oot of the alliance, this information
will be ol no oss. But it may be . of use
where the local officers are not worse
thieves than ihs scoundrels who,deliberate
ly enlist to pocket he boqpty and desert.
The S;ate is, at this moment, full of these
"bounty jumpers;" and as no locality is
credited men nntil ihey are receipted for at
the rearest general rendezvops, it is quite
important iba: Attention fhould'be paid to
the character of the men eo listed.
The Bridge of Hsx ets Many people
wonder how Abraham Lincoln, strong!
committed as man could possibly be
against tbe enterprise, could cross the gait
which separated him from Jeff Davis and
all negotiations for peace. So it wonld be
a puzzle if our primarv geographies did not
enlighten os as to how monkeys in South
America can cross from ona tree to another, -loo
wide apart lo perni.it a, leap, without
m a 1- i n T t K n i m 11 1 ! n n mnla nf il...nljn
walking over tbe irt'ermtdiate terra firma,
and ascending by climbing the tree, whose
top ihey deaire to reach. But tiie picture'
enlightens those who are too .ignorant even
to raJ- aspse is .eUected by a,
bridge of monkeys. A dozen monkey li
j themselves together, head and tail, and
thus span the space making a bridge for
their fellows to walk over. The picture
forms a beautiful srvecinc'a in wooj eut.
The intertwined arms, and closely coded,
tails, make tha bridge as a(e, to say-the
least, as that which spans Niagara, while
an old Ape, without compromising his dig
nity by "coining down," gains tha coveted
position with ease. The bridge of mon
keys which allowed old Abe (if net JJ ape)
: irt frnsa WAfrt Juniiaa .laivaft Clramim wA
; B'air. Thus we learn ihe double lesson.
that necessity is the mother of invention.
and that whatever , is created ,bjtb Al-
mighty has its uses.
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The practice is fast coming ,iritwO vogue in
. . , . .
: me .rmy oi uie ,t oiomac.oi ourying who.
J each soldier who dies, a bottle containing
i a slip of paper on which is written bis
j name, rank, company, regimect, date and
cause of death, &.c. The practice is a
' good cne.
Heaven bless the wives ! Thej fill par
hives with little bees and honey. Tbey .
ease life's shocks, ihey mend our sockr
but don't they spend the money I When - '
we are sick they heal ua quick that is, tl
they do love us ; if not, we. die, and jm
ihey cry, and raise tombstones above .as. . -
. A merchaut in a northern city, lately pcf
an advertisement in a paper, headed "Boy ,.
wanted." Next morning he Jound a band
box on his door step, with this inscription-''
"How will this answer 1" On opening ii,
he lound a nice, chebby-looking specimen '
of an article he wanted, done up io Manuel
A gallant was lately sitting besides his
beloved, and being unable to think ot any
thins to say, asked her why she was like &
lailor? "1 don't know," said she wiih a
poutiug lip, "unless it is because I'm ait-,
ung , -beside a goose."
A passenger having hired a boat to take
him acros a rather rough stream aked the
Irish boatman it anybody was ever lost '
there. "Niver," replied Pat ; "me brother
was drowned here last week, but vre found
him again next day."
An Iowa paper says that a lady near Bot
lington, in that stale, on marrying the mart '
of bet choice recently, foond hrrelf to be
sister-ia-law to her father, asm to her broth,
ers, sis'er to her uncle, daughter 'o hrj-