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CCS BOYS ARE C03MG II33E.
Thank God, the sky is clearing,
" The clouds are hurrying past ;.
Thank" God, the day is nearing,
, The dawn i coming fafl.
And when glad herald voices
. Stiill tell us peace has come,
This thought shall most rejoice es,
Oar boys are"cfmiij home !''
Soon frhall the voice of singing
Drown war' tremendous din ;
Fnon shall the joy-belli finding"
Bring peace and freedom in.
The jobiiee bonfires burning
Shall soon light op the dorms,
And soon, to soothe our yearnings,
Our boys are coiring hornev
The vacant fireside places . ,
Have waited fur them Ion?,
The love light lacks their faces,
The chorus wails their so'ig ;
A Shadowy fear", has haunted
The long deserted room ;
Bat now our prayer are granted,
Our boys are coming home !
O, mother calmly wailing
For thai beloved son !
O, sister, proudly datum
The victories he ha win !
O maiden, sofity homminj
The love-song while you roltm
Jox, joy lh boys are comiug
Our boys are comi.ig home !
And yet.h keenest orrow !
They're coming, but out al! ;
Full many a dark to morrow
Shall wear its sable pall,
i'r thousand who are sleeping
Beneath the empurpled loam ;
Wce! woe! fof ilio-e e'r weeping,
"Who never will come home !
O, sau heart. hub thy grieving;
Wait bat a little, while!
With hoping and bella vitfg'
Thy woe and fear beguile.
Wait for the joyous metiti
Beyond the starry done,
Frt there ocr boys are waiting
To bid u welcome home.
Twa Ba.I IliliU.
There are two weaknese in
which are very' coinmnn, anj
very prejudicial to our welfare.
The first is
giving way lolhe eae or iridd'gencs of the
moments, instead of doing tit once what
ought to be done. T&is p'aciice a'most di
minishes the beneficial effects of .nor actions,
and often lead us o '.abstain from Action
altogether; at, for instance, if at this season
of the year there is gleam of suushiue of
which we feel we ought lo take advantage,
but we have not tbe rssofofion to lave- at
the bioment a EdmfdniM eat or an attrac
tive occupation, we miss tbe most favorable
opportunity, apd, perhap, at-Iat, jootify
ourolves for remaining .in-doors on the
ground that the lime for exercise is past
Due evil fliteodantopofi the habit of procra-
tinarion i. that it produces a certain d.s-at
ivfactioo of the mind which impedes and
derange the animal function, and tends to
prevent tbe attainment of a hizh ttate of
ieal:h. A perception of what is -right, fol
lowed by a promp'ness of execotior.', would
lender the way of life perfectly smooth.
Children should be told to do nothing but
what ia reasonable, bat they should be
taught to do what they are" loll at once.
The habit will stand them instead all their
Itves. The second wickedness is, what we char,a of lhe fanii!v ,ecaaae:he ctli!dr?nv
hive made a good resolution, and hive par- ! molh ha(1 gonQ pn 6hore in ,be l33 - tlfuI
ttaliy failed in executing it, we 3r very apt j tutoran Uiij.8 whieb haJ preceded this ter
ta abandon it altogether. For instance, if rje 0TW,
a pei-on who has been accustomed to rise f And aB lhe day reWj 8ntj ,he Mule chil
at ten resolves to rise at six, and after a few j dr(jn wa.cllBd) and ,he TGice of tbe gun
uccessful attempts happens to sleep tiU ; cam9 ovcr ,be waleri ,heir father suddenly
seven, there is great danger that he will
relapse into a format habit, or probably
even go beyond it. acd lie lill noon. - It is
the same with resolutions of economy or
temperance, or any thing else ; if we cannot
da all we intend, or make one slip, we are
splfo giro op entirely. Now what we
should aim at is, always to do the hest we
can under existing circumstance; and then -j
our progress, with the exception of
interruption, would be continual,
Some of ota exchange are noticing the
remarkable fact that nearly ill the radical
leaders of the Abolition party, stch as Phil
ipsr Garrison, Beecher and Greeley, are in
favor of very lenient measures towards the
' rebel. They teem to be. at a io6 to ac
count for this sudden turn of these fanatics.
, "Ve can account for it but ir this way :
. Thesa men -ate not entirely devoid of con
fcstepce,. and, knowing that ihey themselves
vera the cause of the war, they now begin
regret the misery 'and ruin ihey bave
- brought opon an innocent people ; and, to
r rake sama sort of amemla to ease their goil
v tv csseciences, they feel disposed to treat
;;,:it!y with those whom, without a just
1 -c-inse, tbey so deeply injured. l!f there is
J x hell beycrsd the grave, and if these eld
, r :c"i's tslieve there is, it 4 cerlaicly high
, t:3 th;y begin to repent, for they are
-rni-j eld and will soon have to bid
viisa to all cf earth. St'insgrove Times.
dsn. VicDaatW Lai Supfrtnsel a news:
rsvr iii California.
Tlie Eacs&ters of lhe light-house Eecpsr.
BY TIRG1NIA F. TOWNSEND.
The uarly dawn was struggling with, and
slowly conquering the nigh;. The two lit
tle daughters of the light house keeper
nood of the window of the small sitting
room in the low hour-g which was the only
one on the little island the island that was
but ha'.f a mile from end to end, and that
stood alone and desolate out in the sea,
mile away from the mainland, bearing up
the grej;t dark tower, with its blazing crown
of light, which dished through the black-
r.es brigher than any crown of king or
emperor, like a diadem of throbbinc. gems
hung away up in the air; guiding the
sailor oier the black rocks, of the waters
straight ;uid safe to his harbor. The little
daughters of the light-house keeper stood
by the window and strained their eyes out
! imd the ,jroirg day. They had dressed
in haste, and cot even combed their ' head
after their night's sleep, and their hair tan
y'ed abont their faces. It was late in Sep
tember, and the first graat rain and gale of
' the season had set in the day before ; a'id
"all through the ni$'it, while the littlar girls
were smiling softly amid their dreams the
storm Jiai grown In fierceness and strength;
the wind'hud raged and raved and tore up
in thfcir fierce wrath the face of the sea, and
hurled the great black billows against the
i'and, whose limbers wje laid so deep and
srong in the sea that no storm nor wind
could prevail against it.
The blinding rain, too, was dashing about
by the furious winJ ; ton here, and hurled
there, and the sea seemed suddenly filled
with ari nwfol life heaving roaring, bat
tling in pain, rage and terror. The little
i daughter of. the light-house keeper were
used to the fearful storms in their island
home, but they bad never witnessed any
thing like this one, which had awakened
tlum at break of day.
Rut the storm of wind and sea was not
the eound which bad drawn them from their
beds and sent iberu half dressed, It s rain
their eyes. out into the blinding rain, for
anolrier souiid" ha J ariten above all others,
! and filled their hearts with dread and pi-y
j it we the boorn of a;!gnn through the
j storm, and then they knew there was some
i vessel in distress on that wi d ea, and that
; from the s;)Utid o! ths guns, tb'cialJ not
j be fir off.
j As ihe light grew, the liitle children saw
! thtf masts looming up, spectral, through the
; rain, and the schooner lay Mil a little on
the side in the Water great wives breaking
over her, while she was slowly settling
I down, and they knew then tht she had
sprung a leak, ar.J in a few hours the waves
would r'!l orer the t:l mists, the mad and
hungry wares that weia licking Ihe sides of
the vessel in fierce exultation at the tri
umph that awaited them.
Tiify were happy children those two on
the island where the lighthouse stood. No
thought of loneliness dropped through the
gladne-s oi: their lives. In the long pleas
ant mmmcr days, when the soft winds rip
pled the white waves oruil they lonked in
the distance like great shoa!. of liii-'a, ves
sels came over every day brirging small
pariies from the shore ; and the little i.!and
would be full of merry laughter, and bom
rr.ing voices, and faces flitting to and fro;
and in the winter they read their books and
maaa ti,eir frolics, and listoned to iheir
father'i s'orie. or lhat of some weather
beaten sailor who had been all oer ihe
world and could tell such marvelous, tales
by sea or land oh, there was never a day
of summer or winter that was long and
heavy cn the hearts of these little children
of the Iight-houe k'ceper.
Bat at tha lime of which I tell yoa, there
was no one on the inland except their fth?r
and an aunt of his, and an old woman who
alwavs lived with them, and who now had
entered the room, fie w&s a tall, muscular,
broad-chested man, with a broad, honest
forehead, and kindly face, in which was
now an unusual expression of seriousaess
even anxiuiy. The children ran eagerly
towards him, and he took the youngest in
bis arms she v. as a little thing just out
side oi her fifih year
- .Qh, father!" tbey cried simultaneously.
''can you make out who there is on board V
"Yes," said the lisht-hoase keeper grave
ly, 'l've been out wiih my glass and there's
the captain and two or three hands, and xa
man and woman seem to be passengers,
and the woman has something on her lap;
I can't see what it is but to all appear
ance, I'm pretty sure its a baby !"
"Oh, father !" cried the children at once.
"Yes; it's hard ; they've got on the high
est part of the vessel, bat every wave gses
over them. !She won't hold oat much lon
ger," said thn man softly and sadly.
JOh, father!" will tbey all have to
drown?' asked the elder with tears on her
"I don't see how it can be helped, daogh
ter, 'unless God sends them some aid.""
"Can't yo I can't we do something V
asked the i-weet childish voice ot the
The light-house keeper looked at them
both a moment, wiih many feelings, a
struggle oo. his face. -
"I've' been ihinkin of that, children.
It's a terrible thing to have the vessel go
down with ail tloae precious lives on board,
, and do nothing to help them. Still it would
be a great risk, there's no denying, and I
i might never get back alive."
i "Do you want to try to save those people,
' and the woman with the little baby in the
: boat ?" asked ibe youngest gitl.
i "I want to, my children. But it will be
i terrible tough work to keep the boat up in
: this storm. Your mother is away my chit
: dren, but yon are old enough to understand
wha I mean. Shall your fa'her run the
4 risk and try to get out in the long boat to
those people whose only chance of lite it
is, or hall he stay at home with his li'i'.e
girls'and lei the schooner founder?"
And the children answered' simultane
ously "Oh, father, try and save her And the
elder girl continued 6olemnIy
"And little sister and I will pray to the
Father in heaven to bring you back safe,
and the people too.''
So the light-house keeper kissed his chil
dren and commended them to the Jove of
God, and went out.
What was done had to be done qcick!y.
The children .hurried to and fro bringing
cushions and food, and cordials which were
all stowed away in the long boat; and then
'.he sailor departed.
Three times the wind drove the light,
long, row-boat oti shore ; but the heart was
brave and the hand skillful, and the eye
s'eady, that guided h er, and the fourth lime
the little boat rocked and quivered out on
the seething sea, and the children walched
from the window.
The foundering schooner lay half a' mile
at the east end of the island. Every wave
dhpd the salt agony over the half dozen
.in, . .... .
and there- ihey stood with death staring
them clo-e in ihe face while they watched
the path of the long boat a she fell and
rose on the waves' ; and they knew that she
held, under God. their only chance of life.
Three hoarf. had passed, and then the
tight-touse keeper safely opened once more
he door of the sitting room, and by his side
j stood a while, drenched, utterly worn out ;
woman, and in the man's arms was a small
Th children sprann forward
"Oh, father, have yon got back? Have
I you saved thera-all?" they cried simulta-
' Every one, thank Goi, children. The j Church with political '.vire that shall intox
wind drove us on the other s!d nf ih is- ica'e her and unfit her fer her clam and del
land, bet we at last got to lanj. The men
will be Up in a moment, bot I hurried alon
with the mother and the' baby." "
The poor, drenched, breathless woman
sat down. Her face wa? as white as the
dead's faces are. She put out her arms and
"Is my bbe alive V
The light-house keeper removed the '
heavy blanket which covered the chill
There it lay, bright and warm, and looked
op in his face with its soft blue eyes, hav- ;
ing no dream of the death from which it i
had been rescued.
"Ob, father, isn't that pretty ?" cried the ',
'little daughters of the liaht-honte keener. I
tately schooner bowed her tall rna?ts, and
the angry waves lilted up their sreat arms
and dragged her down, down ir.to their dark
depths, but ihore was no life of man or
woman on board of her.
The New Yoik Tribune, not less earnestly
than o'her contemporaries, forcibly says:
' The subscriptions io the Seven Thirty
Loan yes'ior lay reached the enormous sum
of 515,165,300. One banking hou'e in this j
eny se,,i a., oroer iot zo.usv,ivu, the largest
. 1 - t -.. . . IE
o0 .uuuneTct mawioa govern-
tnent loan in ihi
coon, ry. Large -ubscrip-
lions were also received from oiher parts of
the country in single names, but a large
proportion of iheru, undou btedly, go to fill
orders from individuals. The loan emphati
ca'ly i a popular ore, the people seeking in
it an investment for their surplus means.
It is not only a striking evidence of the faith
of lhe people in iho strengih and preman
cy of the Government, of which, indeed1,
there was never any doubt.but of the gener
al prosperity of the country and of its recup
erative energy alter a four years exhausting
war. If foreign capita!its want to invest
our National loan they had be betterbe quick
about it ; for at lhe rate at which it is now
going American Bonds will not be long in
the market except at a high premium."
Lo, the Poor Bsigadilr We will sup
pose the war over and peace declared. To
do so is oi.Iy looking a little way into the
future. Peace being declared, and all things
having resumed iheir old time routine, what
is to become of the caravan of political
Brigadier Generals, two-thirds of whom
have loafed and liquored up at (he expense
of Uncle Samael? Where will the poor
Brigadiers go to find comfort not to say
salary ? On training days, in times gone
by.'a Brigadier was an eriOi'rr.ons being and
a matter of awe ; a cocked hat, spurs, gold
lace,o the gaping crowd, were fearfully and
majestically wonderfol. Now a Brigadier
is regarded ia most instances as a "joke, a
political sarcasm upon the military. Npt
much more respect is paid his tide, io
common conversation, than to that of an
Orderly Sergeant or a Dram Major. Alas
for the Jiaadier Briridles. -
Ita a pretty a sight as"I ever saw," said rights. There is a b!sphenrus imperii- of boiling watsr, then one pint of cold wa
the brave man, who had just risked his ! ner.ee in a priest either dictating id prayer ter. Ilai?e it with a cup of yeat. Set it in
life for the life of other?, and was fairly ' tc God the will of His people,or on th? ether a warm place, and it will raie frothing in a
melted to tears. j hand in his icnorace, substituting his own few hours. Ii is now ready for. use. Sot it
.And then the heavy tramp of the three j crrtds political nn'ions frr t!e great hidden in a cool place. It will only keep a few
men whom the light-house keeper had ' Prfect wi'.l r.f G.kI, and thtn dictating them days.
taken off the vessel was heard on lhe r.ar- j as though from God to His penple. It. is a ! --
row gravel walk : and at lhat moment lhe crime upon the sacred political freedom of i T Gu.d Without (Join Take a dry saf-
II Ecbnke of Folitical raebin;.
We learn from t& New York Observer
that a few weeks since the Rev. F. C. F.wer.
a pator of an Episcopal Charch in New
York, was desired by som9 of his people to
preach on the political questions of the day. ;
"Instead of complying with the reqnest,ays :
the Observer, "he gave them a sermon that J
onght to have msde every intelligent Chris- ;
tian among them heartily ashamed of hav-'
ing been so ignorant of the province of the
pulpit and the duty cf the pa-tor, as to pre
sume to desire liim to come dawu from the
high calling of God'a minister, to tell them
whehter to vote for Lincoln, Fremont or M'
Clellan The attempt was unworthy of
Christian citizens, and it was very earnestly
and ab'y rebuked."
The sermon has been published, and we
make an extract therefrom, fjr the benefit
of ail to ' whom it may concern,'' in thece
'Ah, beloved, pasion is r.o.v sweeping
the world away. And when his flack seem
to have lot their self-pos8sion, there is do
time whn it is mors necessary for the spir
itual goid 10 guard his presence of mind and
hold firmly and steadily to the helm. All
else is driving before the strm, wet, and
rolling, and help!es with the roll of the bil
lows. I might indeed stand hear a you
have desired, and as a mere mai tell you
the passionate yeaminas of my heart al this
hour, how I tremble as 1 consider what may
be the consequaross of men's acts who dif
fer with me bot then,f?ar brethren, this
Church would lie rolling heavily tao in the
trough of the general se8. Consider the con
sequences of compliance oa my part wi;h
i "uv.ij a icqucoi
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j irg ii this pulpit. Theogh 1 may aree wrirh
i you lo day how know you that the neii po
litical crimes, I, or the pasior you may have,
i'may not agrss with yojr adrersarie-'? Seek
i to e-tabliph r.o dangerous rule. O, se;k not
; to surrender to your priest the two-edged
j sword which is of righ t yur own hsriiage.
! I wru you, pres-rve, as a priceless jewel,
""ur political independence of the Church.
' The sacredness cf that mdependance is
i founded upon the eternal principle
j adultery, that the yokir.g together of incom-
patible elements, is a primal source of all
: tn anJ confusion.
warn you. Go not aVout to drug the
' ,cae ork. As citizens we ar el! equal -
'ou an I when cn that platform of
i citizenship. any one of o you cr 1 mount
' the rostrum, th equality between epeaker
' ancl aodhnce is not broken, for any oaq can
answer. Bet here the case is different.
When I mount' the puli.ii the eoualitv n
I gone, ov,r relative position here is in harmo -
' .. . - . .
ny witn ine lact. 1 speas as priest, you
merely sit to listen, and ca:: make no an -
swer. 1' hold yoa all at a disadvantage ;
and rightly so, for my normal position is as
priest to declare to you the eternal Word of
God, to which there can be no answer. If 1
uie this vantage stand f;-r ought other pur-
poses, lam recreant to yci and to your
1 the people, and a daring insult to GoJ him
Wopjtim: Bl-tter I iud?e that tnrre but -
ter is injured in the process rf "working"
as it is termed, than by aiy other means.
It is rightly assumed that the buttermilk'
must be entirely sepr3'cd tfom the but er;,
but this may ts eJ.JcteJ in various ways .
If performed with i?io ladle cr roller the ;
grains or clobules rf the better are very j
j liilc,y ,0 be riorsIf injured, rendering the
boltera8 a hole salvy or oily, and great-
lv dama,ir)!? ths naVor. Besides this meth-
ed of freeing the butter from the butter-milk :
often takes away ihe brir.e as vell as milk,'
leaving lhe butter too fresh. Then more j
salt is added, whickwil! remain in the bat- j
ter, partly held in folution, and partly not, j
unless the already-over worked butter is J
put through the rolling and ladeling process j
again. Hence my conclusion that the bet-j
ler way is to have the butter come hard, j
and withlittle butter milk (which can.always '
t s done if one has the right sort of churn, i
and supply of ice. Jam! wash out the butler- J
milk with cold water (the colder lhe belter,)!
and afterwards work the butter oniv snffi-
ciently to have the salt evenly distributed
Mas. Warren PoKTER.of Creenfitid Mass.,
who has beeu in a condition resembling
sleep for eighteen weeks, awoke a few
days ago. Sht states that it was the will ol
Gird that she should go into that state and
be revealed, it as bis will that she should
awake, and she awoke. She stated that
she has known all lhat has been said and
occurred in her presence. Sorn'B' praity se
vere experiraea's have been used to biing
her to consciousness, but she wi hstood
them all. Hundreds f physicians, quacks,
clairvoyants, spiriiualisis, and others have
visited her. Her diseass is a species of re
ligious insanity. She concluded that she
had waked up too quick, and went to
The war being at an end, tbe news of late
I engagements and expected engagements
' i i i r I
! has also ceased, and every person may fsal
L'ow to Sill Canada Tliistlfs.
Heavy seading and eaHy mowin;
ony remedies of this pest. To cultivate the
ground except by following, is a bum means
0f encouraging their growth and spreading,
And even the most perfoct and expensive
following is liable to fail of its odjec t if by
chance a single slock U allowed to seed in
t.e neighborhood, because the seed are
j,catterej by the wind with great facility.
and the batter the tihh the more ready the
Py ordinary cultivation the mots sre bro.
ken and disturbed, and the seed is matured j
usually e(oe the crop is ripe enough " to j
harvest. Under such circumstances the I
spread is very rapid. And oven in pastures j
ihey multiply rapidly, especially in loo,e
To rid land of lhit!e, seed it thick Ij witli
grass. A good strong gro vth o yrs, be
sides reducing the amonnt of thistles at ence
decreases its vitility, and thus retarda the
maturity untill a later period t-aa that at j
which the irrasa is ripe enouah for having, i
If then, tha crop is cut in season, the s!n ;
der ss:imp- of the thiole, are to the I
damaging effects cf the woaiher, and no
feurs need bo e,teriahp. of serfa-Sinir bv I
ehher root or seeding. If ihr cutting is de- 1
layetl ther- i little dircer frm seeding 1
as it is rare to fr! --ed hivin.T Titality i
when growinz amona x'rses. Time aid de- !
terminniion m necearr io final sncce.
How lona a time in every case to complete !
their rie-irietiori I will not undertake lo I
say, but I have never known an instance
when enough thistles era found at the
scond cutting to injure the marks! value of
the hay, or to materially !en its amo'int.
As a rule, I think the th'rd mowing will
prove effectual, except against what may
yet spring from seed remaining in the soil.
To Preserve Meat. M. Runge has psb-
I'.fhed the following method for preserving j
meat: 'In an earthen pot, provided
wiih a good lid, pour an omie8 of concen
trated acetic acid ; place over it, so that it
may not touch, a grate of osier cr wood and
cn thi lay. the meal io be preserved, end
then cover it with the lid. The acid, evap-
crating slowly, envelopes the meat, and at
the end of twelve days or a fortnight it is
boih tender and aweet, with an excellent
To Take Bruises ortoF Flrmti-ks: '.Vet
! the part wnli warm water; doiib.e a piece
: of brown paper five cr six times.soak it, end
! lay it on the place; apply cn that a hot flat
: inn tail the moisture is evttp or-uoa ; u tae
' bruise be not gone, repeat the . process
Generally after two or three ppp'ica'nr.s,
the deut or bruie is raised to a- level witn
: the surface. It the bruise be very small,
! I !- : . i .- 1 I..
rr.preiy foss ii wr.n warm wa-t-r, n"r
! a red-hot peker near the surface ; kep it
' constantly wet, and In a few minutes tha
j braises will disappear.
: Fctato Yeast. Six potatoes boileJ and
! mashed, one cup flour, or.e ha!! cup uqar,
tnt'!-sponn-fu'l salt. Turn lo this one pint
in powder, wish an ce'ja! quantity of
J yellow orpiiins, well purified of its earthly
j par:iclc, grind a'l wsil totiethrr a- d put it 1
! lo digest in hot Rtable mancre for threw
weeks. At the end of 'hat lime yon
may nse it to gild whatever you pleaia.
This preparation ar.wers all the purpose of
Arn.E I'oTTAfjic. Take ripe apples cars
fully pared arid cored, and in layers in a
stone or eanhen jar alternately with layer
of sugar. It the apples are .eet, a little
hmon or quince interm ingle J will give it a
better flavor. Cover tbe whola with wheat
paste cr dough, aud place the jar in the oven
fcr baking. Let it remain all night, nd it
will make a delicious J i-h for breaklast.
Josrpm Shaw, editor of the' Westminster
fMd.) Vemvcrat, whoe office was mobbed
and material destroyed the night after Iho
murder of the President, and who was also
warned away by the people, returned to
Westminster on Tuesday last, when he was
assailed by a mob- He fired into them,
wounding one man, wnereupon me moo
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I mm on tne spot.
Stopped Wobk. Nearly all the mines in
the valley are idle. The operators have
given notice of a reduction of wages, to
which the men will not submit, conse
quently the strike.
It is reported lhat freights on coal will be
somewhat reduced next month. Record of
Ms. AsDaew Allison, residing in Beaver
county, last week gsve birth lo four tealthy
children. Some twenty months ago Mrs.
Allisan gave birth lo three dacghters,whora
she named. Cora, Dora and Ncra. These
seven children, bora within a period of two
years, were at last accounts doing well as
was also their mother.
A pious young man visiting a prison in
Maine inquired of the prisoners the caue
of vheir being ia such a place. " A small
girl's answer was, lhat she had stolan a .aw
j mill, and went. back after the pond, and was
Captnrc of Hr. Davis.
In the dispatch of Gen. Wilson, announ
cing the capture of Mr. Jefferson Davis, we
2nd thisr paysage ;
"The c-ip'ort rejxirl that he hastily put on
one ff his wife's dresses, and started for
the woods, clocely followed by our men,
who at fir-t thought him a woman, but see
ing his boots while he was running, they
Hiispected hia sex at once."
General Wilson, it will be observed, dae
not anihenticate that story. On the contrary,
he throws doubt on it, by declining to tell it
on his own authority, cr to repeat it in eny
,orm ni0ffl wiaj &' credence man some
cavalryman's !. Stories, however, lose
ro,hinS b7 tlliag, andr accordingly, we
fitlJ tiie "report" in' qoestiori circshtted
r'ron r's country a a positive lact, w;ih
all tho authority 'hat should be supposed to
atttach to a bulletin of the Secretary of
War ! iMr. Stanton does not hesitate t !
state positively thai Mr. Davis wai cap-
tared while "attempting to escape in his
wi!3 s clottiea I
General Wi'en leaves us free to exercise
o-r j-Hgrnent as to the statement that Mr.
Dav'19 wa3 taken. in Jisgnisa. The "report,"
whic? h repeals as suck, is, like any other
rePor, Pen to l!ie 1681 of probability, and
; i. . ,i I i .
pec1", mrrcinre, nauie 10 ir.e contrauic-
tion which it meets in the character of Mj.
11 ' ,l,c" " c,er'a m 1 aa character oi jij.
rsori Davis. A man of dignity of char-
ac,er' a man m Pre1 peonai pr.ee. ana
cwh of ihese sustained by a sense of the
PTrieiy of his position, as the elected
representative of millions of his country-
men, the 'ieport" that be condeecended to
the pettiest evasion of a runaway is, we
have very littla doubt, a bae invention.
But Mr. Davis is said to have, when pur
sued, "brandished a bowia knifs." This as
sertion was put, we hava very little doubt,
ot. a part of the "report" in which General
Wilson refers to the story of Mr. Davis's
disguise. In that belief we have very linle
hesitation in declaring it-a fabrication. Jn-
I deed, on its fuce, it is in very suspicions
keeping with that fond ideal, the Southern
man of Eiack Republican representation,
; who. is always either picking his teeth with
j that weapon, or like a Malay, "running a
mock" at all ho meats, "brandishing a'
i bowie knife." Self-possessed courage is
j one of the virtues which even hij bitteret
s personal enemies accord to Mr Davia. No
brawler, no s-3gerer is he, tut t man cf
unshrinking bravery ; and, we therefore,
. must, nnder th"? Ugl.l cf his character, con-
j elude that, once satisfied that he was in
j pre?nC, 0; overwhelming force, be
j mitts 1 with the dimness of true courage,
and wi:h th grace ot mr.ala dignity. A7. Y.
TilF. undei-ined having teen r.storsd
to hea!th:i!i a few week, by a very sim
ple remc'y, altr having suflnred several j
jear, with a f-evcre luiig afTcction, and
thai dreBvJ di-ase. CotiKUmpiioti i an
icn to Take known fb his fellow euff-'rers
th nt :"- r f cure.
To all '.vho desire it, he will $end a cyv
cf the pr-sctif.tion used free of c barge
w'uti th dircctioi's for prepnr and u-i-s
the same, which they wiil find a sure r c
lor Cont-ti m plion, Asthma, Bronihitis,
Colds, Sic. Ttie oniy of-jct of the a lvcr
tiert:i tiding tr.e J're'L-ription )s to bens
ftt tl.p atliicted, :md prejd infor:ration
which ha conceives to be invaluable ; ari l
he hope ev-ty ;ifrtrer wili ir- hi" remedy
as it ill co u them nothing, and prove a
P I !
Parties wi-iiing the prescription will
REV. EDWARD A. WILSON7,
Williamsburg, Kir.s Cnuutj, New Ycrk.
February 15, lrt"5 3iro.
A gent.eir.nn who married a second ; anJ ina.ier.c3 prevented many men not on
time indulged in recurring too often in con- ' y from voting for ihe ordinance of eeces
versation to ihe beauties and virttes cf his
fir.t consort. He had however tarely di?
cerumont enough to discover lhat the sub
ject was not an Agreeable one to his present
''Evcae me, mndam," said he. 'I can -
not help expressing my regrets for the dear
"Upon my honor," said the lady, "I can
most heartily affirm that I am as sincere a
mourner for her as yoa can be."
The ne w mili'ary establishment of tho
United States will be an army of about one! a man of much energy. I would particn
hundred and fifty thousand men, divided j larly warn boys, who want to rise in the
into four corps; one ot regulars, one of whita
volunteers, and two o f negroes.
Starch Polish Take eqnal parts of
white wax and spermaceti ; melt them to
gether, and run them into tbin cakes on
plales. A piece the size of a cent ad
ded to a quart of prepared starch gives a
lustre to the clothes, and prevents the irons
Weak does of wa-h-bcard are now te c
ommended to ladies who complain cf dys
pepsia. Young men troubled in tha same
way may be cured by a strong preparation
Col. Thomas A. Scott, Vice President of
tbe Pennsylvania Central Railroad Ccmpa-
ny, was married on Tuesday of last wek,
in Pittsburg, to Miss Kiddle, of lhat city,
daughter of the late Robert M. Riddle, Esq
- The editor of the New Jersey ? olkmon, a
German Democratic paper in Newark, was
: twice fired at through hi window the ct
s' - ' -tr '(-iu'
indow the ether
There is nothing more uncertain than a
cil well. If it grarioulycboses to do sq
it yields oil in great quantities, bat if "n
will be perverse, no amount of coaxing wi
draw out the oleaginous treasure. Neithe
can it be safely predicted that a well whic
jielda a dozen barrels to-day will yield on
to-morrow. They have a well in Albert
county, Ohio, says a correspondent of th
Cincinnati GazeUe which when sunk t
the oil rock, suddenly spotted forth! such
stream of oil cs to threaten the oleaginou
overflow of all the country. But after
short time the flow subsided, and from th
reservoirs hastily constructed in the groun
one imndred barrels were collected. Sine
that there has been but one well thrr
blows' as the workmen express it. TbK
well, soon after being opened, began
to throw out oil to the height of twentv fee
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bet only Tasted for a short time. Last son
mer, for a considerable time it observed
regular period of Iwen'y-four and one-ha
hours between these blows, each day th
phenomenon occurring halt an hour latt
than on the previous day. At last, wbe
the lime for its blowing reached far into if
night, it lost iis regularity, and now seern
i. . . . . ... i
to he governed .Dy no law, ba still keep!
j clawing almost daily. When snpplied wi!
a pump and engine it stubbornly refused t
i yve.u st all, and the engine and pump wert
i t.iken away when the well resumed
From another well nothing was gotten fq
several weeks but water. After being sur.
and giving the usual indications of oil,
was tubed and prepared for pumping. Tj
the dismay of the company only water we?
obtained as the result of the firt day
work. Water abundantly flowed the sec
ond day, but no oil. The third day wr
but a repetition of the firt two, acd tl
well was about lo be abandoned. Or.
member of the company, however, sud
gesied the idea that the water might be e.
haasted by constant pumping and that the
oil might be obtained. Being an obstinatf
rian, his counsel prevailed, and day an
night, without ceasing, ihe tireless engin
pumped water a whole fortnight. Still n
oil. Anoiher fortnight, anil only water ap
c-eared ; another and another, when lo
the flow of water ceased, aotf the flow r
r began ! Eight weeks of constant clind
ing to a theory brought a triumph to the o
stir.a'e member, and a reward to the who!
, coBipir.y. On one occasion since, wbe
' for sone rt-ason "the engine was stopped fcl
half an hoar, it required nearly Iweuty-foi
hoars pumping to clear off the water.
Again, when a belt broke, and caused
stoppage of f.fi63n minutes, the ttme thin
occurred. The well is now kept constantl
routing and rroduces from twelve to fit
testi barrel a d-r.
Moe Law. Tbe town of Fairmoun
West Virginia, was the scene of some excit
metit on Saturday night. The Wheeling
Ileis'er says :
"FatherMalone, a Cathe'ie priet,Teache
that town cn Saturday morning, preparatory
n entsriog upon his religious duties. Afte
I ivht he was wai'ed upon by a committe-
; who made known to him the fact that theJ
: were deputed to inform him that be weal
i have to kave town. Fearing personal vio
j leice, the reverend gentleman left on th
I trin on S-inday morning at two o'clock.vn
arrived here about daylight.
''At the commencement of the war Vi'h
er M.done absented a willingness to taki? at
oith to sepport lhe Constitution of the Unit
ed btates but declined to take the oath pre
scribed by Fierpcnt's government, and lei.
f;f Europe, whie be remained untill -a fe
months djo. The reverend gentleman at
the commencement of hostilities was kr.owrrf
to be a conevative man, and by his advisH
: non but entering the ranks of the Southern
! To Yocng Smokers. An eminent ThysiJ
j cian writes lhe following:
' Let me give two or three hints to toy
! who use tobacco. Tobacco has spoiled ami!
! utterly ruined thousands ef beys, inducing
' a dangerous precocity, developing the pas-
: sin.', sofienmg and weakening the bones
and greatly irj'irin? the spinal marrow, thr
brain and the whole nervous system. A
j boy who smokes, is rarely known to make
world to shun tobacco as a deadly poison
A few weeks ago, a youth arrived in thi
city to prosecute his studies with a view to
professional life. A week or two after hisk-r
arrival, he was seized with paralysis io bothJ
legs, which advanced upward lill nearly thejj;
lower half of his body was benumbed and'-"
apparently lifeless. There is no hope of
his recovery. The cause of his disease
was tobacco smoking a habil which he
had car'y acquired ; and persifted in to the
lime of his attack.
A Mas or Action. General Grant is a
man of action and not a man of words tr
fussy preperatian. When he was directed
to visit Sherman i i North Carolina, he
; received the order, folded it up, took his
leave of the President with his carpet bnc
in one hand a i d afuil cigar care in 1 1.
pocket, and in a fe.v days had the terms of
the treaty revoked, and Jobnstoa laying
down his arms.
All the rebel soldiers, prisoners in the
North, are to be discharged opco taking