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1 DO li LIKE TO HEIR 0131 PUT.
I do not like to hear hirh pray,
Who loans at twety-five per cent., '..
For then I thisak the bonower may
Be pressed to pay for food and rent,
And in that book we all should heed,
Which Fays the lender shall be bleat,
A sure as I have eyes to read,
It does not say "take interest."
. . J; r
. I do cot like to hear him pray - ,
On bended knees about an hour,
. For grace to spend aright the day,
Who knows his neighbor has no flour;
. J'd rattier fee him go to mill
: And buy the luckless brother bread,
, And see his children eat their fill,
And lacga beneath their humble shed.
I do not like to hear her pray ,
Let Wessings on lh3 widow ba !"
Who never seeks her home to say,
"If want o'er takes you come to me,"
I hate the prayer so loud and long,
That's offered for the orphan's weal,
By him who tees him crashed by wrong,
And only wish the lips does feel. '
I do not like to hear her pray,
With jeweled ear arid silken dress,
Wfcoe washer-woman toil all stay.
And then 13 asked to "work, for less.'7
Such pioos shavers I despise ;
With lolded hand3 and airs demure, -They
lift to heaven their "angel eye?,"
Then steal the earnings of the poor.
. I do not Iik3 such soulless prayers;
If wrong I hope to be forgiven;
No angel's wing them npward bears
They're lost a million miles from heaven
I do not like long prayers to hear,
And s'edied from Ihe lips depart ;
Our Father lend a realy ear
Let word be few lie hears the heart.
A Novel Gift to President Johnson.
On Monday night a coffee or tea set, for
merly tsed by JetT. Davis, and sold at auc
tion with a quantity of silver plate jt pre-
viou to the evacuation ot the city by the
rebels, was presented to President Johnson
' "by M'. A. Barratt. ot Richmond, who pur
' chased the article at the auction sale. The
coffee or tea set in question is a perfect
miniature fic simile of a railroad locomotive,
- with tender attached ; the locomotive boiler
receives the coffee or tea, makes and dis
charges it through a spiggot, a steam wbis
: tie indicating when the tea or coffee is ready.
The boiler of the Iccorr.otive is of porcelain,"
and the figure cf the fireman, of the same
1' material, appears on the locomotive vigor
oasly tinging the bell, which, we suppose,
means the breakfast dinner or supper bell.
The tender, which is an admixtare of brass
-and other metal, carries sugar in an elegant
sugar cai89ion, with, goblet for cogniac and
stunning small cnt'glases. The sides of
the tender are embellished with racks for
cigars The most cations contrivance of all
j3 a secret music box,- located somewhere
in the tender, which, being sat, plays eight
popular 'airs,ufficient in length to entertain
a supper," dinner or breakfast table. The
whole establishment, engine and tender,
rests cpon two beautiful enamled waiters.
Upon the side of the locomotive, in minia
tore, is emblasoned, "President Jeffsrson
Davis," showing that the testimonial, loco
motive and tender, were built expressly for
his nse or pleasure.' Upon the front, just
above where the 'cow catcher" ought to
be, appears the Confederate national ban
ner and battle flag, entwined with the na
' tional ensign of France.
To Cultivate Cccumbe R9 As I have not
eeen this method of cultivating encumbers
in print, I will send it. I have tried it with
good effect. -Take a tight barrel with one
head, and make soma eight or ten ho'es at
the bulge of the barrel in the ground levol
with the surface of the ground. Then fill
the barrel with, etone'opas high as the
ho'es.and put on about four inches of striwj
thea fill up the balance with good rich loam,
and fill the barrel op with water, and plant
plenty of seed so that yoa can thin them
out to six or eight stalks. In case of drought
put a pail ol water in the barrel aboot once
a week. ' f raised off three barrels plaaled
in this way, over four barrels of pickles?
and if they are well watered through the
planting season, they will bear well ontil
Cta frost kills the vine. , :
c Qna nesda a scaffold Jo let the vines ran
cn. Say, take four poles, ten feet long.and
get tb.3n about four feet apart with one end
ca the ground and raise the other some five
fset hih with pieces cf lath or brush laid
across, and I will ia?are you no crooked ca
curcbere. Cor. Rural New Yorker. -
Ti:3 e liter cf ilensainational paper at the
West sr.? : "A nan neds' grace to edit a
leli.b-'J paper prDprty at any tirf.?, but
A Story cflhc Present Day.
BY MISS CARRIE CARL.
A young man' stood upon the steps of a
recruiting office in a little town 'of one of
I the Western States. A boy, we might rather
J say, for the beardless face, its shadow of
golden hair, its blue, earnest eyes, and del
icate, almost girlish features, conld not have
seen more than fiifteen summers. He
stood with one hand upon the door knob,
the other was pressed in a perplexed, irres
olate way over his forehead for a moment,
he stood thus, as if debating with himself,
then he opened the door and entered.
A number of men sat around the stove ;
one on a high stool behind a desk wore the
uniform and jtraps of a Lieutenant. "Ah !"
said the officer blandly, while the men
around the stove chuckled and winked
among themselves. "Ah, good morning,
Mr. Bradshaw, just come this way ; I tho'l
you'd conclude to enlist under the honest
old flag and fight for the stripes and siars."
"I don't know as I m doing right God
forgive me if I am doing wrong. Yon know
I told you, Lieutenant, I have a liule sister
who my djing mother left to my charge ;
with her Jael breath she bade me take care
of little orphaned Nellie, and 6he hasn't a
soul to care for her bet roe. I hope some
one will befriend her and watch over her,
and that the God of battles will "
Charlie Bradahaw'a voice grew trembling
"Never you fear; she'll be taken care of,
old bey," eaid-lhe Lieutenant. "The good
loyal people of this village never would see
a soldier's sister come to want or distress ;
do you think so Mr. Simrnonds ?"
Hugh Simmond?, a dark, eyed, black
whiskered young fallow, only. laughed as
he squirted n mouthful of tobacco joice
upon the stove.
"I'd undertake to look after Miss Nellie
myself,'' he said, poking his next neighbor
in the ribs, "if she wasn't such a little cop
perhead." The Bradshaw blood was op, Ibe blue
eyes grew dark wilh passion ; the delicate
temples were purple with rage.
"What do you mean f" He said, turning
fiercely upon the speaker. "Keep your ep
ithets to younelf ; and such care as yours
for my sister is not needed. By the way,
Hugh Simmond?, why ain't yon enlisting?
You with your Iond mouthed patriotism!"
"Thy woaldn't take Mr. Simmonds,"
spoke op th'j recruiting officer, "be has
cosmopene'em of the aurrecnlar vartertriaf
antiecercorin. Mr. Simmontla has enlisted
tvice Rtii fceea rejected both limes for disa
bility." "I'm sure he ia stouter and heartier than
I," said Charlie Bradshaw. "And as for
abuse of me and my sister, soldier or civil
ian, l'ra heard the last of it. I will mark
Every village or community, we doubt
not," has its Huah Simmorxla somewhat
dissimilar from the gentleman of whom we
write, perhaps, so far as the fetsonelle is
concerned, but boasting the same character.
A very intensely loyal young man, who do
nominated Mr. Lincoln as the Government,
and had a perfect contempt and intolerance
in regard to those who differed wilh him in
opinion. If a man or woman either, paid
Cons'itution," that- individual was a "cop
perhead" if any orve hinted that this war
should be carried on for the restoration of
the Union, "without an if," that person
was "a secesh, and ought to be hung." He
was unconditionally Union, of course, but
not for the Union unless slavery was pulled
op root and branch Srt, instead of making
the abolition of slavery a consequence of
the war ; his theory, was that putting down
the rebellion was a secondary consideration.
"Slavery must be abolished if the Uuion
went to Hades."
But Mr. Sim monds was, as we said, in
tensely loyal, o,?.e of the first to head sub
scriptions for volunteer families (for effect,
never being paid; his name flourished on
handbills as chairman of Uuion Committees,
tho right-hand man of all recruiting officers,
etc. The first to get up dinners in bonor of
the soldiers home on furlough though he
never paid a cent himself, but his grocery
was patronized, of course, in the getting op
thereof as be nold oysters, peaches, etc., I
etc., of cost said cost being the nsnal retail
price at other stores. At all ''Union RaU
j'e?," he was the YiggeM fish in the pond
getting op banners and transparencies, em
blems and flags and always marshal of
the day, chief speaker, committee cn toasts,
Mr. Simmoads also was extremely loyal,
for he believed in negro equality, saying
that only by a core mingling of the black
and white races could the highest human
perfection be secured. He was a great
friend of the negro, though be never 'gave
a cent toclothe,-fied or free one in bis
whole life. Bottle gentleman's biggest
gua was that he was a Democrat, a life-long
Democrat but not a 'copperhead ;" he was
a Jackson Democrat, a Douglas Democrat
though in '60 he cursed that great and
good man, and sneered at his adherents as
"Union-savers," when the "old slave Union
wasn't worth 'a cuss, no -how." This was
the life-long Democrat (?) who cri9d "cop
perhead" to every true Democrat and so
But to go on wilh iiur story. After Cair
lie Hrade'uaw went to war, this perfection
of loyalty continued !o fionsish like a young
bay trc3. Tha State quota had been filled
youth settled down quietly to read the Tri
bune and wail on his customers. As for the
pretty, spirited Nellie Bradshaw, she had
apprenticed herself to the mill'meTS, the
Misses Clark, and tried to think she was
happy reading Charlie's letters, and writing
to him, and busying herself with her needle.
The Misses Clark, two spinsters of un
certain age, however, made peace and hap
piness, a moral impossibility for Nellie ;
they made Mr. Kmraonds a welcome vis
itor'such a good loyal young man he was,"
and they heartily enjoyed Nellie's, discom
fiture when she would leave the room, or
get into a remote corner lo avoid him.
Mr. Hugh Simmonda used to entertain
his hostessess, and vice versa, with long
tirades about the "copperheads in the army,
as well as at home ;" and one day of great
glee, when pretty I'ttle Nellie had' more
than usually evidenced her dislike for him,
he drew a daily paper from his pocket and
tossed it into her lap,' exclaiming, "so may
it be with all lories."
The paper was marked with a pencil at
this passage :
Among those who fell at
Charlie Bradshaw. He wa3 shot by bis own
captain, while attempting to desert to the
enemy. We learn from good authority thai
he was a notorious copperhead at home, and
richly deserved his fats."
The shock was too great for poor Nellie,
and she fell heavily to tho floor. A gleam
of satisfaction passed over Hugh Sim
-'A rather tough joke," he said. I've
paid the little vixen well for the way she
has treated me since Bradshaw went awayr
I paid the editor len dollars for publishing
that little paragraph, but I didn't think she'd
take it exactly this way."
'So Charlie Bradshaw didn't attempt to
desert, eh V queried the elder Miss Clark
as she rumaged in a closet for camphor.
"No; at least I never heard as he did,
and for all lhat, he might have done so, you
know a traitor's a traitor, for all Uncle
"And is he dead 1"
"I believe that's not a fact either ; for all
I know he's as well as I am."
"You aretcobad, Mr. Simmonds," smiled
Mis Clark. "As you remarked, it was a
hard joke; poor girl, that brother was ail
she had in the world.7 '
"Well, ks was a blamed "copperhead,"
and she is too, and there's nothing too bad
for such trash," remarked the young man,
taking his leave ; "of course I trust yoa to
keep my secret in regard to the notice."
Miss Clark protested that she would not
hint a word of the affair and perhaps she
never woald have done bo, bat that poor
Nellie never recovered from the shock she
received, lived only a few days, to rave of
her (as she supposed) murdered brother.
The day a few friends of humanity hid
Nellie's pale face away beoeat'i the sod of
the church-yard, Miss Clark made Mr. Sim
monds' joke somewhat public by rolating it
after the funeral ; but, unwilling to have
justice done lo Charlie Bradshaw, the affair
was hushed up by these loyal pjeople.
When young Bradshaw- learned of his
sister's death, the life he had valued for her
sake grew worthless lo him ; he do longer
had anything to live fcr, and became daring
and reckless. His companions could but
admire his courage, and but that he fought
for the Union and the Constitution instead
of the negro, he would have received pro
motion. One day came the terrible Jackson fight,
and among the killed was found the white,
upturned face of Charlie Bradshaw, his
golden brown cutis dipped vith gore, one
of the many victims -of Louraan's terrible
"What's the difference if he was killed,''
sneered the loyal people of his town when
they saw his name in the list of the killed.
' Only a copperhead ; it's a good thing he
enlisted, as 'it helped to fill the quota and
prevent the draft; bat it's well enough he's
out of the way."
As for Hugh Simmond?, he is as loyal as
ever no voice so loud as his in denuncia
tion of secession, J)Ut none so unwilling as
he to shoulder a gun and practice what he
. Oar story is not overdrawn rather too
lightly colored, for we all know that the
villifiers of McC'ellan have no respect for
the country's heroes. But a day of retri
bution will come ; justice to the true patri
ot, the lover and defender of the Union and
Constitutional liberty, will be done at the
last, for God rules.
THE undersigned having been restored
to health in a few weeks, by a very sim
ple remedy, after having suffered several
-years, with a severe lung affection, and
that dread disease, Consumption B anx
ions lo make known to his fellow sufferers
the means of enre.
To all who desire it, he will send a copy
of the presciiption used free of charge
with the directions for preparing and osing
the same, which they will find a sure cure
for Consumption, Asthma, Bronchitis,
Colds, &c. The only object of the adver
tiser in sending the Prescription is to bene
fit the afflicted, and spread information
which he conceives to be invaluable ; and
he hopes every sufferer will try his remedy
as it will cost them nothing, and prove a
Parties wishing the 'prescription will
REV. EDWARD A: WILSON,
WitIinvrjabT rr.Kt .ry -?t-
and Right Cod and oar Country.
COUNTY, PA.. WEDNESDAY, MAY
Sanders, Tcekcr & Ca.
The replies and manifestoes published by Some years ago the mangers of a race
Geo. Sanders, BeverleyTuckcr, and Cleary, J course near Brownsville-; on the Mononga
since ihe reward offered for their arrest, j hela, published a notice of a race, one mile
make it necesiary lhat Secretary Stanton . neat9 on a particular day, for a purse of
should bring forth from the dark portals of ' 5100. "Free for any thing with four legs
the "Bureau of Military Justice" the proofs
on which his representations to the Presi
dent were founded. These proofs ought to
be strong; but whether they are 6lrong or
weak, the government will appear 10 better
advantage by their exhibition than by their
further concealment. It should have been
foreseen, when the proclamation was made,
that whether these persons were gnil'y or
innocent, they would alike make the ofler
to come and face the charge, if they could
be insured against other risk than that in
curred in a regular trial. It does not very
well befit the digriity of the government to
accept the challenge thus flung out ; but,
under the circumstances, it mu?t either do
this or publish the evidence ; or else see
the opinion of the woriJ turn against it as
an nnjust accuser.
If.it should accept the offer cf Sanders
and Tucker, and guarantee them a safe con
duct back into Canada in case of their ac
quittal, they T7ocId probably come if innrt
cent.and fail to fulfill th.ir promt? if gui'y
In tha first cafe, the pelting them on their
Irial would evince .a cenfider.ee, on the part
of the government, in its ability to convict
them, or at least a confi dence that it had
sach a prima facie ca?e as would not dis
credit its condor in the f stimation of a court.
If the governrr.st has been hasty, and the
proofs will not stand sifting, the making a
show of a trial is perhaps the best method
of easing down its dignity ; for nothing is
more common than for governments to put
on trial men who are ultimately acquitted.
But if Sanders and Tucker,-when their offer
is closed in with, should blink away and fail
to appear, this of itself would create so
so strong a presumption of guilt that the
government would need no other vindica
tion of its arraignment.
But if the savernment dees not accede to
their proposal for a trial, Secretary Stanton
is bound to bring forth the evidence on
which the accusation was made. It will
not do for him to say, tfcat he is waiting to
gather new facts and render it more com
plete ; for this would ba a confession that
he had made the charge when the evidence
was insufficient to support it. Ha is net
bound to convict the accused, bnt only to
justify his representations to President
Johnson. It is not as if the persons were
in cus'ody arid awaiting their trial ; onleas
Ihe government accepts their offer thty
will probably Nnever bo trie I. They stand
before lite world in the light of persen ic
cused without proof ; and the government
owes it to its own character to f-how lhat it
has proceeded on good grounds.
If this charge had proceeded from some
other department than that of Secretary
Stanton, tho public would give.it more ere- j a fair race vith them. His offer wa3 accept
dence on the mere word of the accuser. I eJ anJ lte money staked.
But Mr. Stanton is well known to be rash
and hasty ; it is only a few da ys sir.ee the
proceeded from his department imputa-
lions on ibe honor and fidelity of one of
our illustrious generals. A man who did
not spare even Gen. Sherman, but, in spite
cf bis great services, rrado a hasty anJ on
founded assault upon his character, would
not naturally be very tender or scrupulous
in dealijg with the reputations of notorious
rebels. Whea, therefore accusations ac
companied by no proofs are made by Mr.
Stanton, the world cannot help recollect
ing the character of tho accuser and the
general style of his transactions. These
fugitive rebels in Canada may be guilty ;
but the world would sooner believe it on '
evidence it can canvas and judge of, than
on ihe mere assertion of Secretary Stanton ;
as to what he has got concealed in his
Bureau of Military Justice." .Y. lr. WorlL
r p ,
A KcmsrkablS Prophecy.
Not long ago was found at Toledo, ia
Spain in a monastery, a paper containing
Ihe followiBg prophecy :
mine tar tvest oeyoa tn3 ocean win
rise a nation which will be great in power
and wealth ; and setan, in one of his walks
lo and fro in the earth will observe this na
tion, and determined to destroy thoir happi
ness, will there send two monsters, one to
the North, and the other lo the South, and
he will give them strawberries, and they
will eat them ; and after they have eaten,
tbey will feel a great thirst, not lo be quench
ed by anything else but blood. They will,
therefore,cause the brother to slay the broth
er, father to slay the eon, and they will drink
the blood of the slain, and it will bring lam
entations and wailing throughout the land.
And when the time is filled, there will rise
a stroeg man in tbe North who will take the
monsters and bind them and draw them
into the sea, where it is detpest, and peace
and happiness will again prevail through
out, and the people will praise the Lord.
It is said the monks in the monastery
maintain that this prophecy was written be
fore the discovery of America by Christo
pher Columbus, lhat Ferdinand and Isabel
la were, in the main, induced by it to fit
ont tbe ship for Columbus, and lhat the first
part of it is fulfilled in America, and that the
other part will soon come to pass.
- A clergyman, catechisin g the youth of his
church, pat the first question -from a cate
chism to a girt ; "What ia ycur consola
tion in life and death V The girl smiled
bat did not answer. The. clergyman insist
ed. "Weil then," said she, "since 1 most
Race With a Call.
aruj t,a;r on
A man in the neighborhood, named Hays,
had a bull lhat he was in the habit of riding
to mill with his bag of corn, and he deter
mined to enter him for the r8ce. He said
nothing about it to any one,but he rode him
around the track a number of limes, on the
several moon light nigi.ts, untill the bull
had the hang of the ground pretty well, and
would keep Ibe right course. He rode with
spars which the bull considered disagree
able, so much so that he always bellowed
when they were applied to his 9ide.
On the morning of the race,' Ilay3 came
npon the ground on horseback on his bull.
Instead of a saddle, he had a dried ox-hide
the head part ol which, with the horns still
on, he had placed cpon the bull's romp
Ho had a tin horn in his hand. He rode to
the Judge'a stand, and offered to enter his
bull for a race ; but ihe owners of ihe horses
objocted. Hay appealed to the terms of
the notice. insiMir!;; that the bull haJ s,four
legs and hair cn," aud that thersf oro he had
a right to enter. Afier a good daal cf swear
ing, the judges declared that theyfelt ihrm
selvs compelled to decide thnt the bull
had aright lor.ir, and h wa3 er.srsd ac
cordingly. When the time for s'ar.ing arrived, the
bull and tho horses took their places. Tho
hor?es racers were out of humor at being
. bothered with the bull, and at the burlesque
which they supposed was intended, but
thought that it would be over as soon as the
When the signal wa? given, they did
start. Hays gave a blast with his horn, and
ran his spurs irvo the sides of the bull, who
bounded off with a terrible bawl, at a tri.
fling speed, the dried ox-hlje flapping up
and down and rattling at every jump, mak- I
mg a combination ot noise thai had never
been heard on a race coarse before.
The horses all flew the track, every on3
sremed to seized with a 6udden determina
tion to take the shortest cat to got cut of the
Redstone conniry.fand rot one of ihem
conld bo brought back in time to save tbeir
distance. The purse was given to Hays.
A sneral row enst 0 I, but the fun of ihe
thing put the crowd all on the side of tho
bull. The horsemen contended that they
were swindled out of the purse, and that if
it had net been'for hay&' horn and ox-hide,
which he ought not to have been permited
j to bring upon the ground, tho'lhing would
not have tamed out as it did.
Under this, Hays told ihem that his bell
could beat any of their horses anyhow, and
if they would put a hundred dollars against
the purse he had won, he would take off
the ox-hide and leave his tin horn, and run
They again took their places at the start-j
; ng pest, and the signal was given. Hays
j g the bull another touch with his spurs
; an d the bull gave a tremendous bellow.
The horses remembered the sound, and
thought all the rest was coming
as before. -Away tboy wetit again, io spite
of all Ihe exertions of their ridf rs, while
Hays galloped his bull around the track and
won the money.
From love to matrimony may be but a
step from the sublime' to the ridizulou,
still it may be safely ventured upon, even
in a case like the following of doraeic
I got acquainted with a young widow,
who lived with her step-daughter in the
same house. 1 marria.1 the widow; ray fa-
. ther fell, shortly after it, in love with the
step daughter of ray wife and married her.
jjy wire became4he mothor-in-law and al-
F3 the daughter-in-law of my own father,
j my wifo'a step-daughter i my step-mother,
J anj I am the step-fath3r of my mother-in-
jaw. lly step-mother, who is ibe stcp-
daughter of my wife, has a boy, be ia nat
urally my step-brother because he is the
son cf my father and my step-mother; but
because he is the son of my wife's step
daughter, so is 017 wife the grandmother of
tbe little boy, and I am the grandfather of
my 6tep brolher. My wife has also a boy;
my step-mother is consequently ihe step
sister of my boy, and is also his grandmoth
er, because he ia tbe child of her step-son,
and my father is the brother-in-law of my
son, becauce he has got his etep-sister for
a wife. I am the brother of my own son,
who is the son of my etep-mother; I am the
brother-in-Iawof my mother, my wife is the
aunt of her own son, my son is the grand
son of my father, and I am my own grand
father. Great Repuctiov in Dry-Goods at L. T.
Sharpless' Cheap Cash Store ! ''Quick
Sales and Small profits" is his motto. We
have the pleasure of announcing to our
readers and the public generally that L. T.
Sbarpless sells dry-goods and groceries at
greatly reduced prices. ,He sells good mus
lins at 30 cts., and calicoes at from 25 to 30
cts. per yard. Sugar, fair brown, at 12 cts.
per lb., and all other articles in the grocery
line at quite a reduction in price. There is
no merchant in town that keeps a better or
larger assortment ef boots and shoes than
does L. T. Sharpless at the Cheap Cash
Store. Give him a trial, and our word for
it yoa will not go dissatifiad. He glwgrg.
An Hour wit a Ceneial Johnston.
General Johnston's camp was' a very
plain one.ecarcely as respeciable a division
general's in the Union army. The tents
were old, and scattered about without much
regard to regularity. The General's tent
was a plain wall ten', not much better than
the rest. In front of this General Johnson
and -seme five or six officers of his staff
were sitting. On the lid of a mees chest
near ihem was the remains of a vory plain
frugal supper. Johnston is a man ef about
five feet nine inches in higbt, ratheT slight,
but muscularly built frame. From appear
ance I should take him'to be about fifty.
Only, his hair and beard are so gray you
would not think bim so old. He is evident
ly a man 01 great reflective powers, school
ed into the greatest subserviency, combined
wilh untiring energy. His conversation is
eo catural, dignified and easy that you at
onca feel at your ease, though at the same
time you aroconscioas that he is reading
your thoughts like an open book. He pos
sesses much of the refiaed ease and ele
gance of a gentleman, with the pnetration
and firmness "of a soldier. He conversed
A remark was made cn the hopele??r.e.s of
the South contending against ihe North
with her vat wealth. and unbonnded resour
ces, both in men and means. While this
war bis depopulated end devestated the
South the Nor:h was never so flourishing,
nor never had so large a population.
"Tree enough; yet we did not fail so much
from the want cf men andmeans a from
mismanagement. Had we your govern
ment, sir, the result might be qaite differ
ent." Ha thinks the mass of the people
will quietly return to their homes and con
form to the new stste? of thing3. He was
bitter on the murder of president Lincoln.
"Lincoln, sir," he said,.'waa a good man
and a'consc-rvative man. His death placed
in power a man of radical principles a
Ssuiht?rn man a man, I fear of strong pri-
e prejudices, who will not try to heal op
the wounds of the nation. The scoundrel
Booth was a hot-brained man, full of a kind
of tragic desir ofjmraorality. He was no
friend to the South. If at any time 9uch an
act could complete the federal Government
it i3 not now. Even Bbonld the President's
death help our cause for a season it would
b3 sure to bring curse upon it; for never did
flourish by assassinalion. All .
;ood mca end true soldiers deprecate the j
issassin. I hopo he may be taken alive, in
:Jer to come at bis accomplices." j
order to coma at rus arcomn
General Johnston spoke in very flatter- J
in? terms cf General Sherman's Military j
fact attributing the whole failure to his bon-
gling adminislratbn. Cor. Phil.Age.
The Wonders of car Country,
The greatest cataract in the world is the
FalUof Niagara, where the water from the
Upper Lakes forms a river of three quarters
of a mile in width, and then being suddenly
contracted, pluges over the rocks in two col
umns to the depth of 170 feet each.
Tho greatest cave in the world h the
M-sramoth Cave in Kentucky, where any
one czn make a voyajo on waters of a sub
terranean river, and catch fUh without eye.
The greatest river m th'e world m the Mis
sissippi, 4,100 miles in length.
The largest valley is Mississippi. It con
tains 500K)0 "square miles ; and is one of
the most fertile and prsfitable regions of the
The larasl lake ia the world is Lake Su-
psrior, which is truly an inland sea, being
430 miles long.
The greatest natural bridge in the world
is the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek in
Virginia. It extends across a chasm SO feet
in width and 250 feet in d?ptb, at the bot
tom of which the creek flowa.
Tho greatest mass cf solid iron in tJie
world is tUe Iron Mountain in Missouri. Il
is 350 fa?t high ani tv?o miloa ia circuit.
Tbe largest number of whalo ship? in tha
world are sent out by Nantucket and Now
The greatest grain port it the worM is
Chicago. ' .
TheJargeM aqueduct in the world i the
Croton Aqueduct in New York. Its length
is 402 miles, and it cost twelve and a half
The largest deposits of Anthracita coal
in the world are ia Pennsylvania the mines
of which supply -the market with millions
t f toes annually, and appear to ba inex
haustible. All those, it nay be observed are Ameri
can "institutions." In contemplation of
them who will not acknowledge lhat ours is
a "great country
What Makks a Bern el. The following
table of the number cf pounds of various
articles to a bushel, may be of interest to
our readers :
Wheat, sixty pounds.
Corn, shelled, fifty-eix pounds.
Corn, on the cob, seventy pounds.
Rye, fifty-six pounds.
Oats, thirty-six pounds.
Barley", forty-six pounds.
Buckwheat, fifty-six pounds.
Irish potatoes, fifty-six pounds.
Sweet potatoes, fifty pounds.
Onions, fifty-seven pounds.
Beans, sixty pouads.
Bran, twenty pounds.
Clover seed, sixty pounds. '
Timothy seed, forty-five pounds.
Hemp eecJ, forty-five pounds.
Biae-gtasi seed fourteen pounds.
Dried peaches, thirty-three pounds.
HKifu.iiim m il mm
in Advance, per Annnta.
Speech or TJel. TJracp, of iransss.
At a meeting of Southern people in Mem
phis, Colonel Grace, of ' Arkansas, spoke as
Fellow-Citizens: I am the man who
drew up the -ordinance of secession in the
Legislature of Arkansas; I have been ia
ihe field fighting against the Union for
nearly four years, but now I am a conquer
ed and whipped man. Laughter As I
was gallant in going out to fight, I now pro
pose to be gallant at surrendering, and sub
mitting to the arms of ihe government. Let
as have respect for the government that we
cannot whip. Laughter I have no con-
A - frll . . mm W
tempi lor reuerai auinorny now, it 1 ever
had. I do not tbinklbere is a manly bosom
in the South but that has higher respect for
Northern gill an try than wfcen he went into
the fight. The authorities tell us to come
back and reconstruct the Union, lhat tbey
will give us honorable terms. Do you think
ttiat people as brave as the North are, that
they are going to risk their reputation in
war to tnm around after we have dispered,
our armies and give us anything bnt hon-
otoble terms ? There may be some men in
the North who may think that the South
had a hand in the death of our lamented
President, but I know the people of the
South mourn over his death, and feel that
they have lot a friend. The North have
maintained this conflict nobly, and the
South have nothing to be ashamed of. I
am proud of the fonth there is something
in the verj atmosphere that makes men
great, utitn yoa wanted men to spealc
against the oppression of Great Britain yoa
went to V irginia ; when yea wanted men
to command the armies of the colonies yoa
went again to V irginia, and when yon want
ed a man to framo the Declaration of Inde
pendence, yon went again to Virginia, acd
found htm in the person of Tho ni Jeffer
son, and even in our error we have shown
xieawicas. oy, i say inai me outn it
not an insignificant people ; and if so great
a people as they are cannot whip ibe world,
who can not come to the inevitable concilia
ion that tho North is greater J Laughter.
And I am col foins to stultify mysclfj by
spying I have been whipped by fomebody.
Now it is our duty to repent and go back to
this great national church repent, get ab
solution, and be baptized afresh. Laugh
ter. I know we wiil'Teceive honorable
and icst ,eri. When! had an interview
with lho I''ident, his heart F-emed lo ba
o'flawing witn 0ye towards the Southern
people. We first.'went out cf lho Union
Rpd lhrew d'nvn tn 2a?3 of battle, and tta
Ntmh P'-' t up , woTir?d the fint gun,
and took tho first fort Fort Summer
which was taken back a few days ago,'
Laaghter The Nonh ee mei to be un
willing to fiht; tbey did not think ra
would fight, and so we though: of them,
bat to nar sorrow, we liave found out d-.ffar-er.t
; they 6eemed to spring up like mush
rooms from all parts of the eaitb. Before
this war I never saw a Federal officer,
hardly. I never felt ihe slightest oppres
sion of the Federal Government ; in fact I
never t'lotight we had one until I went ont
10 fiht ; then I foand we did have a gov
Resolution were adopted, declaring it ta
be tbe duty and interest of Southern men
to return to tlieiral!egiance, and that the
United States ought to be as. magnanimous
to forgive as fho is powertol to punish.
A Saiutaky Thought. When I was a
young man there lived in our neighborhood
a farmer, who was usually reported to be &
j jrery liberal man, and uncommonly upright
in his dealing. When be had any of tha
products of hi farm to dispose of, he mada
it an invariable rule to make good measure,
rather more than woutJ be required of him
One of his friends observing him frequently
doing so questioned hira as to why he did it,
he told him be gave loo much. Now, dear
reader, mark the answer of tlii geod man :
"God has permitted me but one journey
through tho world, and when I am gone,
1 cannot return to rectify mistakes." Think
of this. There is but or:e journey through
Wm. Wark'iwK, a tavern keeper at Clark's
Ferry, died this morning of toothache. He
came to this cily yesterday to have a Tery
painful tooth extracted, but the gums being
much swollen, he was informed by the dan
test that it was impossible to 'extract i
while in lhat condition. He returned home,
and suffered very teverely last night, ths
pain increasing until it crazed his brain.
Death relieved him of bis sufferings this
morning at 6 o'clock. Patriot Union.
That was a good joke on a young and
gallant Hoosicr officer, who, on receiving a
note from a lady "requesting the .pleasure
of Lis company" at a party to be given at
her house, on the Evening -designated, took
his volunteers and marehed them to the
young lady's residence. When it was ex- ,
plained to him that it was himself alona
who had been invited, he said, "By golly,
the letter said company, and I thought tha
lady wanted lo see all my boys."
Ah," said old Mrs. Rosen bury, "laming
is a great thing; I've often felt the need of
it. Why, would you believe it, I'm now
sixty years old, and only know tbe names
of three months in tbe year, and tbem :
Spring, Fall and Autumn. I larnt the names
of tbem when 1 was a little bit of a gal."
Booth, the murderer, bad invested eighty