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!hes/Mae. All letters should be addressed to
- -- NcLuRE & STONER, Publishers.
Coal, Ember, &c.
fIARPENTERS AND BUILDERS!
The undersigned have non• on hand, at their
PLANING AND FLOORING MILL,
a large supply of Sash, Shutter, Doors and Blinds for sale,
— Or made to order.
Mouldings of all descriptions. fran half inch to inches,
en hand. -
Plain and Ornamental Scroll Salving neatly executed.
A.lso—lV.ssl Turning in all its brunelles. - Newel Posts,
Banisters, BestPos. oulland.
A large supply of Dressed Flooring for sale.
' Also—Window and Dnor; Frames on hand or made at
• Mica souse, BAZELET, VERNON at CO.,
:feta tf ' ITarri.on Avenue. Chamberalatrg, Pa.
IN - 0 T ICE TO FARMERS
100 TONS OF TIMOTHY HA'Y
Minted by GEO. A. DErrz.
:.V) 'WALNUT LOPS
Wanted by GEO. A. DElrd.
100 ASII LOGS
Wanted by GF.O. A. Pr:mt.
WO LARGE CHERRY LOGS
Wanted by (EO. A..DErrz.
WHEAT, RYE, CORN, OATS
mut all kinds of Pnslure bought by Gtio. A. DEITZ. at
tii4l Warehouse above the Railroad Depot.
STOVE AND LIKE COAL
for rale cheap, by the ton or half ton.
OAK AND HICKORY WOOD
by the rued or half cord.
OAK AND HICKORY WOOD,
Purred and split for stow use, by the cord or hal! etioL
WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS,
of fiak, Walnut and Pine, always on hand.
WINDOW AND DOOR-FRAME sTtair,
and all - kinds of WMBER, such as Oak and Pine Plank
Oak,Walnut, Pipe anaHeinlock Boards; Flooring Boards,
Joids, S.:211;114, Shingles, Paling, Laths, 5.6.
BEST OF ROOFING SLATE
always on hand, and roofs put on by the best Slaters. whn
have drawn medals for their 'superior workmanship.
CALL AT DEITZ'S WAREHOUSE,
above the Railroad Depot. and boy cheap. fdec2l
LEONARD EBERT S SON,
1-a - COAL AND LI:3IBER 3IERCIIANTS.
We have on hand'all kinds of Coal and Lumber. and
are prepared co.furnisli Bill Lumber to order at short no
tice, all at the most reason terms. Our stork of Lum
ber consists of
White Pine ii inch Plank._
" " select . Plank.
" " I select-and Culling Hoards,
' " f " Boards,
" " f " Siding (6 inch,)
" -" Best River Shingles,
" Worked Floriag,
``. " "
- " Joist and Scantling, all sines,
Hemlock Joist and Scantling.
" ' Boards,
Yellow Pine Boards, Joist and Scantling,
Palling and Plastering Laths.
We have also abruys so hand a Food eupply of
kinds of Coal-fur stoves and lime-burning. Also a sum
/far article of Brmititop Coal for blacksmiths. The yruk;-7-
Re are invited m give,us a dill, as we will endeavor to
give satisfaction to all that call.
Coal and Lumber forms - hod on thej-ars to any station
en the Franklin Railroad.
lar Office on Second St.. in the rear of the Jail Yard,
Chambershurg. Pa. LEO. EnERT 5,, SON.
STEAM SAW MILL.—The uudersig-n
-ed have erected and in operation a Steam Saw 3lill
at the South Mountain, near Grattenburg Springs. and are
prepared to saw to order Bdls, of WHITE OAK. PINE.
HEMLOCK or any kind of timber desired. at the short
est notice and at low rates. One of the firm will be at the
Hotel of Satre! Oreenawnit, in Chambersburg. on Satur
day the .4th inst. and OD each alternate Saturday thereaf
ter for We purpOe of contracting for the delivery of lum
ber. LUMBER DELIVERED at any point at the LOW
EST RATES. 'All letters should be addreued to them at
Gragenburg P. 0.. Adams CO.. Pa: . .
dee . i±ly miLTENBERGER & BRADY.
J-Dr Small lota of Lumber, Shinglea, , from our
mni., au be trammed at ate time at
W. F. ESTER S EROS,
Markel Street. tilminbersburg.
SMALL, BENDER CO.,'
York and Goldrbarangh, Pa.,
AND .MANOFACTURERS OF
SASH, DOORS, SHUTTERS, BLINDS,
DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMES, 4c.,
Keep constantly on band a well selected stock of Seas
onable Lumber, VIZ :--Joist and Scantling, Weatherboard-
Ing,.dreiteed Flooring, Siding, Laths, Shingles, Palings and
Flute Pine and Oak BID+, sawed to order at the
shortest notice. All crimmunications should be tulares..._..ed
to YORK, PA. i 15ep'2.4.23.
Bitlit DIN G LITAIBER.—The under
signed it prepared to saw all kinds of Building Lam
per at the lowest market pnce. R. A. RENFREW,
GREENWOOD MILLS, Fayetteville P. 0. dee...8.1y
Matcbeo ant ,sebielrg..
WATCILES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, &c
Having Just opened a well selected assortment of goods
'in my line, directly
Opposite the Post Office, on Set — onfi Street,
where my old and I hope many new customers will find
me daring business hours. My old stock baying been re.
duced.very suddenly ou the 3011.1 of July last, I a-ale-corn
pered inry ad
Entire New stoch of Goods,
w clrare of the latest stylv: and patterns, consisting of
Gold ar4 Silver (Imported and American)
_ Gent's and Ladies' Watches,
Jewelry of fine and medium waddles,
• . Fruit and Butter Knives.
Gold Pens of fine quality,
Pocket Cutlery, •
P.azors, Strops nod Brushes,
Silver Plated Sptvms. Forks and Sufior Knives,
Pocket , Books, •
and Ttrutlr Musa?,
HEsidlng and Pocket Combs.
Large and Small Willow Baskets,
The assortment of CLOCKS is large and of every va
!lave on band the HENRY BEPEATINO RIFLE,
which can be fired fifteen times in that many seconds.
Everybody should have ollY for self defence.
The public are invited to call and examine them. .
PISTOLS on hand and orders ailed for any kind that
may be wanted. Cartridges of all sizes kept on hand.
From long experience I can adapt Spectacles to the sight
of the old as well as middle aged. spEu'r ACLES ANL)
EYE GLASSES in Gold, Silver and Steel Frames al
ways on hand.
Hash* the agency for the sale of the celebrated BUR.
GLASZAND FIREPROOF SAFE. manufactured by
Farrell, Herring tk. Co., I will 1111 orders at the manufac.
tares price. All information in regard to theni given.
The public_Lare invited to call anti examine the stock.
Watches, CloCks and Jewelry repaired at low rates to
snit the times.
ELI HOLDEN, INVITES THE AT
tendon of every reader of this paper, T od& inejaueo
many-thousand of Lis old patrons and acquaintances, to
Ida untui t u alyano beautiful variety of AMERICAN
& Importr4 WATCHES, CLOCKS, and elegant designs
of JEWELRY, SILVER WARE, &c.
0et26.1y 708 /4 allot Street, Philadelphia.-
rDYSPEPTICS.—Having been Ale
ted for a number of years with Dyspepsia, I was
advised to trYPR. WISLIART'S MEDICINE for that
disease. I denred great benefit and recommended it to
quite a number of my friends and who Were also much
benefitted by It, and whose testimonialei can be had if
eesary. I have been appointed by De.Wishart as Agbnt.
forthe Bale of his Medicine, wholesaleor retail. --
W. G. REED,
Repository office, Chambersburg Pa.
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0 tt 111. (Moe of th e FRANKLIN RIIPOSITORY
Zitt franklin g/tpriAtitorp
BY M'CLURE & STONER.
THE 2tIc . CLEA.Ii SILVER MINING
COMPANY OF MONTANA
100,000 SHARES AT 510 EACH.,
P OA, PAID IJP 85 E ADM
EDWARD E. JONES, Philadelphia.
Cot. S. licCtvt.n, 3lontana Territory
Secretary and Treasurer,
WILLIAM 31.1 BARLOW, Philadelphia,
EDWARD E. 70N - Ea, Philadelphia,
COL 8. MCCLEAN, Montana Territory,
JACOB NAY, Easton, Pa,
GEORGE H. Rony.irts, Philadelphia,
WILII.A3I W. LEIWIRD, Philadelphia
= J. G. GILL, Montana Territory.
J. C. DRLACOUR, Camden, N. -J
OFFICE. 9`29 CHF-SI - NTT 871.Ekr, PHITeADELPHLL
The Eaton and Aurora Silver Lodes, the property of
this Company, - arsittlated on the Rattlesnake Creek, a
never failing mountain stream, which empties into the
Beaver Head River, a iffirutary of the Jeffersort Fork of
he 3fiarauri, in Beaver if”d County, hithe Territory of
iontana, and contain twelve hundred feet each.
The Width of the Eaton Lode is five and one•half and of
the Aurora three and one-half feet, running to unknown
depths, and increasing In rid:messes they go dawn. These
two lodes are only forty feet apart, and probably run to-
',ether at aurae digtanee from the surface.
An estimate hereto appended, based upon aetnafassaya
made in the ordinary form, and in bulk, yrillzhow the im
mense yield of these mines aid their great value as Silver
prodneing Lades. These assays were made by ProriL
S. Eaton, Prof. Forrey of the New York 'Assay office;
and Pmf. Gantt'. of thin city.
Sample No. 1 f Silver per ton , BW° 33
Sample No. 2 f :T_IYFr per ton - ' 93 75
zple No. ;1 i G a d - .-",, - - . 81. 72
Sample . li - o. 3 Trace.
Sample NO. 5 / Gold 1,'51 P e lt too I,ZI 35
somoo No. 1 5 Silver per ton $196 21
/ Gold Trace.
Sample No. 2 S ilver
/ .. oi p er
Sample 1..Z0. 3 / Silver " 201 10
Sample NQ. 4 / "314 112
NEW YOTLK, Joarou*, - 18&5.
PROF. A. K. EATON :—DEAR SIR: The *ample 'O - i
hat yon left with me, marked "Discovery• E," gavo by
assay, in Silver 9164 56-1130 Silver per ton
.PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 1815.—The sample of silver
ore from Montana Territory examined at your request.
contains 172,2... ounces of Silver in . WOO lbs. of ore ; value
eirei 2.0 Gold per ton. The above bre is said to come
from the Eaton Lode
Messrs. Ade'berg and Raymond, mining Engineers,
New York, my
"We °mane that The Lead ore will yield 875 in Silver
to the ton, and the Sliver ores 6500. These Apses are
moderate enough, since, according to our rismiya, the Sil
ver ores contain from $91:3 to 82040 specie value.'
From the above assays, some idea may be formed of
the immense value of this property, and of the certainty of
a large yield. But even that idea will be merely apps
imative, without a due consideration of the following facts•
The celebrated Comstock Silver Lode, in Nevada, wor,
ked by the "floitld and Carry," "Empire," "Yellow Jack
et," "Ophir," "Co?Fn Point," "Savage" and some other
companies, sold on the Sth of April, 1863, at prioes'avera-
'ging over TroThousand Dollars per toot
These mines yield an averago of about $65 to The km,
Which includes first, second and third claws of area.
Now, the average yield of the three claw.; of ore of the
Erstongd Aurora Lodes will certainly be more than $65
per ton ; tram the large number of assays thrill far
made, not only here, but in the actual workings of the
mine, it will probably reach 5:5 or 860 per ton] The
2100 feet owned by the Company would, therefore, be
worth, at the price of the Comstock Lode, nearly Five
Millions of Dollar,.
The Company have sent a mill of txentydout stamps to
the mines, and prima returns in silver in September. This
will be able to crush thirty- tons of ore per day, at an ex
penes fur mining, crushing and smelting of ten dollars
( $10) per ton. Then, taking the yield at only $61:1 per
ton, the result would be as fellows
30 tons per day, at $6O
Coat, $lO per ton
Net daily profit
or $450,000 per annum, payable, not in enrri.n ey, bat In
the win itself.
The property of the Company is amply eat efent for a
dozen companies, awl amid not be exhausted in a lifetime
Prospectors are also engaged by the Company, taking up
other Lodes for them
Th . ` operatic= at the mines are under the superinten
dente otThe Hon. Samuel McLean, Delegate to Congress
from the Territory, Whose thorough_ aCquelutamur with
mining renders it certain that the interests of tit! Compa
ny will be pushed in the moat energetic manneris.
Only Twenty Thousand Shares for sale.
WM. M. BARLOW, ecretary & Treas.
D. B. OARS,
may 17441 Agent for Franifin County and vicinity'.
LLEN GOINS - BY HER NEXT
Friend, Samuel Keller. ye. George Goias—in the
Court of Common Pleas of Franklin county. No. Tr. Jan
nary Term, 1865. Subpeena in Divorce. Returnable to
the January Term.,Returned nihil Alias subpar , -
my to April Term, ad same return.'
Notice is hereby given to George Grans, the defendant
above named, to appear before the Court of Common
Pleas of," said county, eqt the second Monday of August
next, to Mumert.the complaint of the plaintiff above, or be
proceeded against according to law.
junel4.4t ' SAMUEL BRANDT, Sheriff.
A ITDITOR'S NOTlCE.—Notice is here
-1 by given to the creditors of Peter Gray, late of the
borough of Chambersburg, deo'd, that the account of Dr.
J. L. Sneaserott and H. Gehr. Admin (stratum of the Es
tate of said decedent, has'been confirmed by the Orphans'
Court of Franklin county, and that the undersigned has
been appointed by said Court to distribute the balance on
said account to and among the persons entitled by law to
receive the same. The Auditor willattend to the duties
of his appointment at his office, on Wednesday hie 12th of
! Dag next, at 10 o'clock, A. Id.
junefil-4t GEO. W. BREWER, Auditor.
ret Decency's Estate,—To the Beim and Legal Rep
resentatives of said decedent :—You are hereby notified
that by virtue of a Writ of Inquisition issuing out of the
Orphan's court of Franklin County, Pa., and to me di
rected, I will hold an Inquest on the Real Estate of said
deceased. situate in the town of Concord, in the County of
Franklin, on thelBtelday of July, A. D.,1863, at g o'clock,
A. M., when and where you may attend. if - you think
proper. SAMUEL BRANDT, Sheriff.
June 3.3 t
tice is hereby given that Letters of Administration,
on the Estate of John Omwake, late of Washington town
ship, dee'd, have been granted to the undersigned.
All persona knowing themselves indebted to said Estate
will please make immediate payment ; and those having
claims present them property athenticated fur settlement.
SA/411EL OMWAKE, t
june2l HENRY OtNIWAKE, ,
A DMINISTIUTOR'S NOTICE.-No
tice is hereby given that Letters of Administration.
on the Estate of Mary Langheine, late of Chambersharg,
dec'd, have been granted to the undersigned.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to said Estate
trill Please make immediate payment; and those having
claims present tbemproperly authenticated for settlement.
June/ HENRY LA NGFIEINE,ArIm'r.
VXEC U TOR'S NO TIC E.-L.- is
hereby given that Letters Testamentary tothe Estate
of Samuel B. Johnston. late of Southamptan township,
deed, have been granted to the undersigned.
AU persons knowing themselves indebted to said Estate
will please make immediate payment, and those having
claims present them properly authenticated foraettlement
june7 C. bt'LEAN CULBERTSON, Ear.
A DMINLSTRATOR'S NOTICE.—Na
Lice is hereby given that Letters of Administration
on the Estate of Rev. Joseph Clark, late of Chambers
burg, deed, have been granted to the undersigned.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to said Estate
will please make immediate payment; and those having
claims present them properly authenticated for settlement
junel4 6t A. K. At'CLURE, Adm'r.
tire is herebv given that Letters of Administration
or the Estate of Daniel Gehr, late of Washington town
ship, deed, have been granted to the undersigned.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to said Estate
will please make immediate payment; and those-having
Maims present them properly authenticated for settlement.
June 7 JACOB S. GOOD, Adm'r.
COUNTY TREASURER.-MAJ. JOHN
H.A. , SLER, offers himself as a candidate for the office
of County Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Union
SL TIIOSLIS, March 22
CCOUNTY TREASURER.—At the solic
itation of a number o my friends. I announce my
self a candidate for the Office of County Treasurer, sub
ject to tge decision of the Union Nominating County
Convention NictscY, March 2:2,j W3I. FLAGLE.
AM. CIaSWELL will be a candidate
. for the office of County Treasurer, subject to the
decision of the Union Nominating County Convention.
GREEN Tow - Naar, May 3d. lecs.
MA.SURER.--Sarnnel F. Greenawalt
s himself as a Candidate for the office of County
Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Union Monsina.! l
ting Convention. CHAMIERbBURG, March 15.
111. H. BROTHERTON WILL BE A
candidate for COUNTY TREASURER, 'subject
to the deeision of the Union Nominating Couveuttoo.
WAYNEnnOrtO, June 7, 181;5.
QIIERIFFALTY.—At the solicitation
of a number of my friends, I offer myself as a Can.
didate for the office of Sheriff of Franklin County, subject
to the decision of the Union Nominating Convention
GUILFORD Towminr, March 29:* F. W. DOSH.
HER IF 1' ALT Yncouraged by a,
number of my friends. I offer myself as a Candidate'
for the office of Sheriff. subject to therdeeision of the taloa
Nomlnatiug County Convention. DAVID EBY . ,
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, March
SHERIFFALTY.—I offer myself as a
Candidate fur the office of Sheriff of Franklin county,
sulaieni to the decision -of the Union Nominating Conceli
liork THOMAS M'AFEE.
Bikk.CERSIII:kG, Pa., Idarch22, .1865.
QIIERIFF ALTY.—Enconraged by a
kJ number of my friends, I offer myself as a candidate for
the office of Sheriff, subject to the demon of the Union
Nominating County Conventiod D. M. LEISBEIL
C7l4MllEasaunz, March 15.
SHERIFFALTY.—Capt. JNo. ThEISLEfti
of Chambersburg, a =Midrib. for the office of
Sheriff, subject to the ilecisiou of the Union Nominating
County Convention, marchl3.
STRICKLER will be a candidate tor DIST Wel' AT.
4TORNET, !subject to the decision of the nextLimon County
48fmvention. Greencastle Jtme 7th, 1865.
F, A. GEXTFI.
-bWATSON ROWE WILL BE A
. candidate for the omen of DISTRICT ATTOR
NEY, subject, to the decision of, the . next Union County
pASTERN undersigned ha
-12.4 ving lately purchased the large and cornmislions
Brick Building of Rev. 8. R. Fisher, in connection with his
present place of business, on the corner of Main street and
Ludwig's Alley, is prepared to rienommodase BOARD
ERS by the day, week or month. He is amply provided
with STABLING to accommodate the traveling public.
Having a large LIVERY STABLE connected with the
Hotel. guests and the public generally can be furnished
with Horses and Carriages at any moment. Persons visit
ing Chambersburg with their families will find this the
must comfortable Hotel in the county, as it bas been re•
.fitted with entire new Furniture, and the rooms are large
and well ventilated. The TABLE is amply supplied with
all the luxuries of the season, and the BAR, which Is de
tached from the Brick Building, will always be furnished
with choice and pure liquors. Every attention paid* to the
comfort of guests. 8. F.:GREENAWALT.
BROWN‘ 'S HOTEL.—This Hotel., situ
ated on the Verner of Queen and Second Streets, op
posite the Bank, Cohrt Haim, and, County Offices, and in
the immediate neighborhood of Stores, Shops, and other
places of biaineas, Is emsenienfly situates' for country
people having business in Gliambersburg. • The Building
has been greatly enlarged and refitted for the areoinushi
tion of Guests. • .
THE TABLE will always be furnished with the 'best
the Market can prwiaee.
THE BAR will be supplied with pure fuel choice Li•
TIIE STABLE i 4 large and attended with o goal and
Every attention will be rendered to - ma6e.Guests corn
Portable while sojourning al this Hotel.
febl JACOB S. BROWN, Proprietor.
UlelION HOTEL—=This old and well
stalilishetl Hotel isnow open for the accommodation
The Proprietor having leased theritrne-story• binek of buil
dings on queen Street, in the rear of his former ntand, is
prepared to furnish GOOD ROOMS for the traveling and
HIS TABLE will sustain its former reputation of being
supplied tsith - tIM best the market eau pnelffee:
HIS BAR,.detaelied from the main building, will al.
ways have - eholee and pure Liquors.
Good warm STABLING fir fifty horses, with careful
Every attention will he made to render goeFts comfort.
able while sojourning at this Hotel
Janl B JNO. FISHER, Proprietor.
NATIONAL HOTEL.—The subscriber
would respectfully announce that helms so far com
pleted his Hotel building as to be enabled to open his
It Alt which he has supplied with a stock of Hue and
He has also erected in connection with the Hotel a large
and convenient STABLE, and is now prepared to furnish
Stabling and Provender for any number or Horses.
Attached to the Stable (under cover) are a pair of HAY
AND STOCK SCALES, to which the especial attention
of Fanners, Drovers and Butchers is invited.'
june7 DANIEL TROSTLE.
iTIAVID H. HUTCHISON
lJ hiu become the Prop/dolor of the UNITED STATES
HOTEL, near the Railroad Depot at HARRISBURG,
PA. This popular and commodiutui Hotel has been newly
refitted and furnished throughout Its parlors untl c hambers,
and is now ready for the reception of guests.
The traveling public will find the United States Hotel
the most convenient, In alt particulars, of any :Hotel In
the State Capital, 'on account of its access to the railroad,
being Immediately between the two great depots in this
city. • Harvisburgjune 17, Cl-tf.
STATES UNION , HOTEL, OPPQSITE
the Lebanon Valley and Pennsylvania Railroad De.
pots, Harrisburg City, Pa. This convenient and pleasant
Hotel is now kept by the undersigned, late of the Indian
Queen hi Chanibersburg, and be invites the patronage of
his old friends and the public generally. Terms moderate.
oetsef JOHN W. TAYLOR
CHAMBERSB'URG, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 5-1865,
WAITING FOR THE TIDE
Come down ; these shadowee atads
And that soft glory on the deep;
We breathe an atmosphere of tight
Subtle as dew, and calm as sleep.
See, here and there, beyond the foam
A sail is shining like a gem
I think the boats are coming home;
We'll linger down and look at them
Not yet ;,the tide is shy, and stays
By this limit of our pier ;
It doubts, it trembles, it delays,
Yet all the while is stealing near.
The boats and we must wait ifs win ;
Oh, pleasant perinea ! they to make
(While we behold thein and lie still)
A hundred pictures for our cake,
Oh, happy patience Not a hue
Can flutter through the changing air,
Or mould the cloud, or touch the blue,
That is not meant for them to near,
And as they watch the glimmering sand
That w ar ms the dilm within the foam.
They know the certain wace at hand—
The tender wave that lifts them home.
It fumes—They Pass--each turning.;;;;
Is fiat a hope 'pa then a Wee;
Crime back, and dreama fairy tale
That Lath a elute an sweet as this t—Thsple Bar.
GEN. PHIL. SIiERIDAN
A. correspondent of the Louisville Free Press
gives the following interesting history of the
early life and services of Gen. Philip Henry Sher-
idan. He is better known to our readers as the 't
hero of the Shenandoah Valley, whose victories
rescued the border from the vandals of -Early,
and as the invincible warrior who " pressed "
Lee tole surrender at Appomattox Court House :
A modest, quiet little man was our Quarter
master, Capt. Sheridan. Ychnobcaly could deny
the vitalizing energy and masterly force of his,
presence, when he had occasion to exert himself.
Neat in person, courteous in demeanor, exact in
the transaction of business, and most accurate in
all matters appertaining to the regulations, orders
and general military custom, it was no wonder
that our acting.chief Quartermaster should have
been universally liked. Especially was he iu fa-'
ror socially, for it soon became known that he
Was, off duty, a most genial companion, answer
ing the most mythical requirement of that vaguest
of comprehensive terms, "a good fellow."
ARMY OF THE SOUTHWEST
We were assembling at Lebanon, Missouri, in
the months of November and December, 1561,
and under the designation of the "Army of the
Southwest," were about to inaugurate an active
campaign. It was a marked gathering. A ma
jority of those who used to gather ut headquar
ters, still live to make glorious the national his
tory. The battle-fields and victories of Keetsville,
Pea Ridge, Sugar Creek, Cross Hollows, and
many another conflict itP that splendid march
through Northern and Central Arkansas, have
made the Army of the Southwest renowned.
The historic names which memory reehlls are
many. They have since become as "familiar as
household words." Among these officers, and
others as gallant and guy, our Quartermaster,
Captain Philip Henry Sheridan, made his bow
one fine day in December, when iniibedience to
orders from Major General Halleck, he reported
at Letiation for assignment by General Curtis to
duty as Chief Qutirtertnaster of the Army of the
Southwest - Sheridan was quite unknown to fame,
though-nine and a half years of arduous service
in the regular army had given - him a title to a
more brilliant field than the one to which he was
then assigned. To General Halleck is due the
credit of earliest foreseeing and calling out the
great powers of Sheridan--qualities which make'
his name a synonym for all that is daring in exe
cution; all that is superb in that tremendous dash
and elan by which - alone can a cavalry comman
der grandly succeed; all that is heroic iu the
power, not only holding on grimly when the tide
of battle ebbs nod flows most doubtingly, but also
to see how "from the nettle danger, to pluck the
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What forms such a character is noteworthy.
General Sheridan's experiences and characteris
tics are eminently American, and fitly and typi
cally prelude hi 4 character. Not often talking of
himself, he yet told enough to make one see how
his chntacter was crystallized. Every incident
will indicate qualities, upon a general view of
which we arrive at a synthetical estimate. Such
lives as Sheridan's history treasures as types, and
embalms them as examples..
Gen. Sheridan is an American citizen of Irish
descent, us his name, and atilt more his face, u ill
indicate lie is not ashamed to own the "soft
impeachment." From the few life experiences
told by our Quartermaster, we learned incidents
of his boyhood, and also of his professional expe
riences. Of the latter he said "he knew nothing
else, but that he knew thoroughly." Sheridan's
modesty was almost unconquerable.
He was born in Massachusetts, but raised in
Perry county, Ohio. His parents were poor; ind
Philip's opportunities of education were quite
limited. At an early age he began to earn his
diurnal allowance of bultered bread, and when
appointed to West Point by the then member of
Congress, Was engaged at Zanesville, Ohio, in
driving a water cart, and supplying the inhabit
ants with its contents. An elder brother posses
sed sonw local political influence, and Sheridan
had attracted the attention of the Congressman.
The result *as that in 1848 Sheridan entered the
Military Academy, being at the time seventeen
He remained until June, 1633, when he gradu
ated well, add received an appointment as brevet
second-lieutenant in the Ist United States infan
try, joining his company at Fort Duncan, Texas,
in the fall of the same year. To the nation Sher
idan owed all his early opportunities, and nobly
has he repaid the debt.. Unlike many another
-recreant child of her munificence, he has never
faltered in devout allegiance to the country which
endowed him with education and profession, or
failed to serve the flag he bad sworn to follow.
From the time of lii, entrance into active_service
at the age of twenty-two, Sheridan was actively
and laboriously engaged in the duties of his po,i
tion. Till after the Rebellion broke out, his life
was spent in active service against the hostile In
dians, in command of exploring parties, and at
solitary pustampon the frontier or distant Pacific
Till the spring of 1855 he was actively engaged
against the Camanches of Texas. Then gazetted
second fientenzint in the 4th Infantry, he was or
&red to join his regiment in Oregon, which he
did. On arrival he took command of an escort
tin• Lieutenant Wilkinson's exploration of a branch
of the Pacific from Columbia river to San Frail
cisco. In the discharge of this duty he was high
ly commended in the report of Williamson, pub
fished by Congress.
WITII THE INDIANS
ID September. 18.55, at Vancouver. Washing
ton Territory, he accompanied-Maj. Rains, of the
4th (since a Rebel Major General) on an expe
dition against the Yoktma Indians. For gallant
* in an engagement at the Cascades of Colum
bia, April 2S, 16.16, he was specially noted in
general orders. In May following he took com
mand of the Yokima Reservation in the coast
range of mountains. He then selected a site for
u military post in the Seletz valley. ID the spring
of 1537 lie was complimented by General Scott
for meritorious conduct in the settlement of dif
ficulties with the Indians of Yokinia Bay. In
the same year be built a post at Yamhill, Wash
ington Territory. During the following three
years he was actively engaged against Winn:: in
the mountain ranges.
The fatigues and hardships incidental to such
a life have hardened him until he is tough as a
hickory sapling, and -hardy as a Northern pine.
We have heard him terof living on grasshoppers
for days togethera light diet which Might tidy
train u man for the long cavalry raids Since char
acteristic of t3lieridan's operations. He once
carried hia provisions for two weeks in a blanket
rolled across his shoulders.
'When the additional regiments were authorized
for the regular army, Sheridan was promoted to
a 'Captaincy in the 13th.. Be was then ordered
to join it at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, which
he did in September; 1861. Soon after he was
placed on duty as President of the Beard to audit
the claims growing out of Fremont's administra
tion in the Here the order directing him
to report to Gen. Curtis found him:
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We have said Capt. Sheridan was-modest. In
these days be was especially so. ,Whenever he
did allow his ambition to appear, it appeared to be
of a moderate cast. " Ile was the sixty-fourth
Captain on the list, and with the chances of war
• thought he might soon be a Major." Such were
the terms in which -the future Major General
spoke of promotion. - No visions of brilliant stars,
single or double, then glimmered on the horizon
of his life. If he could pluck an old leaf and gild
the same for his shoulders' wear, he was satisfied.
If any one had suggested the possibility of a Bri
gadiership, our Quartermaster would have sup
posed-it meant in irony. Yet he_was even then
recognized as a man of vigorous character. The
judgment then given by a prominent staff officer
has since been verified by his brilliant career. It
was, that Sheridan was not great as:a brain to
plan, but tremendous as an arm to execute.
GESL4,L AND KIND
None who, Mie-w, Sheridan .then can lay claim
hi an unden.anding\ellis great qualities. Those;
Which won their esteenrvere the genial and
tractive ones, which kilt remember with some.'
thing akin to affection. • Especially is this true of
the subordinates who came into immediate contact
with our Quartermaster, The-enlisted men on
duty at headquarters, or in his own bureau, re
member him kindly. Not a clerk or orderly but
treasures some act' of kindness done by Capt.
Sheridan. Never forgetting, or allowing others
to forget, the respect due,to him and his position,
he was'yet the most approachable officer at head
quarters. His knowledge of the regulations and
customs of the army, and of all professional min
utim, were ever at the disposal of any proper in
quirer. Private soldiers are seldom allowed to
carry away as pleasant and kindly associations of
a superior as those with which Capt. Sheridan
endowed us. When the army was ready to move.
he gave his personal attention in seeing that all
attached to headquarters were properly equipped
for service in the field, issuing the necessary stores,
animals, etc., without difficulty or discussion. •
Many a man received information about the
preparation of "papers, and other matters, which
has since been of invaltiable assistance. • Nor was
kindness confined to subordinates alone. It is easy
for some men to be genial and• kind to those under
them, while it seems impossible to behave with•
the proper courtesy due to those whose position
entitles themlo consideration as gentlemen. We
have served with a Major General since then.
who to his soldiers was also forbearing, kindly
and humane while to his officers, especially.
those on his staff, he was almost invariably - rude,
rough, blunt and inconsiderable. This could not
be said of Sheridan. He had that proper pride
of military life, which not alone demands, but ac
cords, to all the courtesy due among gentlemen.
It is fair to say that no man has risen more rapid
ly with - less jealousy, if the feelingsentertained by
his old associates of the Army of the Southwest
are any criterion.
Sheridan's modesty amounted to baslifoluess,
especially in the presence of the gentler sex. 'His
life hawing been passed on the inintier,among In
dians or at some solitary post, it was not at all
surprising that our Quartermastershould hesitate
when urged to go where ladies might be expec
ted. IT by chance he found himself in such a
gathering, he %as sure to shrink into an obscure
corner and keep silent. We remember an nrllUd
iug incident of his bashfulness.
He became attracted towards a young lady at
Springfield, where he was engaged in forwarding
supplies to the army. Desirous of showing her
some attention, he was altogether too modest to
venture on such a step. Finally he hit upon an
expedient. lie had a giy, young clerk, Eddy, in
his office, whom he induced to Rake the young
lady out riding, while he (Sheridan) furnished the
carriage and horses. The modest little Captain
could often be seen looking with pleasure on this
- arrangement. Courting by proxy seemed to
please him as much (as it certainly was less em
barrassing) as if ithad been done byhimself.—
There are but few men whose modesty would
tarty them so far. What the result was we nev
er learne - d. .We think it most probable Eddy ear.
ried oil' the prize.
The labors of Captain Sheridan as Quarter
master were very arduous; in addition to which
he had the getiend superintendence of the Sub
sistence Department. Everything needed orga
nizing. Though nine months of wak had passed,
few yet realized the stupendous character of the
struggle, or the tuagnitiide of the preparations
needed to meet it. Even our Quartermaster fell
within the criticism of not fully Comprehending
the wants of an army no larger than the one Gen.
Curtis commanded. Yet what was done, and
there was a great deal of it, was thoroughly done.
His transportation and trains were - organized.
Depots were established at Relloand Springfield,
and a large amount of supplies accumulated.—
While the army was moving to Pea Ridge, it was
mainly supplied with stores obtained from the
In one respect, as Quartermaster, Sheridan was
a model. He put down the regimental trains to
the lowest margin then conceived possible, and
in so doing won the dordial opposition of most
regimental officers. Each regiment had at the
time a train larger than that now apportioned by
general orders to a corps: The wagons were of
of all sizes and character, from the regulation
six-miler to the lumberingfarm-wagon or spring
cartkpressed from the neighborhood. Sheridan
changed all this, and compelled the turning over
of all superfluous transportation for use in the
general army train.
Sheridan remained at Springfield until after
the battfe of Pea Ridge, when he was ordered, in
consequence of a disagreement with the coniman
ding general, to report at St. Louis under arrest. I
The circumstances were such that, While not
derogatory to General Curtis, they did - no injury
to Sheridan. The severe ;cold and exhaustive
marches had reduced our stock very much. It
became necessary to replenish' before a contem
plated tbrward movement, and General Curtis
sent orders to Captain Sherjdan to gather up
suitable animals from the country, and giving
the owners vouchers, forward them to the army.
At the time -the order was issued, the Captain'
was excited about some depredations reported as
committed by a company of Illinois Cavalry, to
complaints of - which be did not consider sufficient
attention had been paid. A letter was mint from
his office, rather- indecorous, alluding to this in
connection with the order, and claiming that he
was not a "jay hawker." On this letter he was
relieved, and ordered to St. Louis. The necessi
ties of the campaign required - General Curtis to
be supplied; the charity and kindness of Captain
Sheridan made him regard it otherwise; as well
as the fact that he, like many other officers of the
regular army, favored a policy of dealing gently
with the inhabitants of our "wayward sister"
States, which his subsequent experience has ef
At ilk's time Sheridan held the: views of the
war, common to the majority- of the officers in
the regular army. His professional surround
ings had' not made him hostile to slavery today
.tb,, least. He was a Democrat hi a partisan
sense, though not in the true spirit of_ the term.
To him anti-slavery was more reprehensible than
the opposite, and if he had bad the settlement of
the war then, it would have been mooing the first
of his movements to order the execution of au
equal number of "Northern fanatics and South
ern fire-eaters," as the phrase used to go in those
days. War waged for righteous ends and living
verities is always an" educator._ Men reason
swiftly When life and liberty bang in the balance.
As the scenes of a lifetime flash like a vivid pan
orama upon the momentary consciousness of a
drowning or falling man, so do the primal truths
or falsehoods of dogmas and convictions become
apparent to the really earnest man, who steps in
to the martial arena. We wager the assertion
that Sheridan's Democracy is of amuch truer
type now, than it was four years since. Not. let
it be understood, that he was marked or obtru
sive in the expression of VioWa, or that in any
way opinions were offensively expressed. Still,
such was the impression of his views left on an
observer. • -
After returning to St. Louis Sheridan was sent
to Wisconsin to purchase boniest- That duty ac
complished, he was made Chief QUartermaster of
the army under General Halleck, befOre Corinth.
The writer met him here again and found him
grown to the full Measure of his new and greater
responsibilities. - Soon atter he was placed at the
bend ot a cavalry regiment, the Michigan, and
the most dashing cavalier yet found, fleshed his
"maiden" sabre in the famous-expedition under
Colonel Elliott, sent to destroy the Mobile and
Ohio Railroad at Houraville, at Mississippi, thirty
miles south of Corinth. It will be remembered
as a great success resulting iu the capture and de-
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itruction of a large-train, the ' tearing up . cif ~the
track, and the capture of two thousau Mtwara.
Sheridan showed the qualities which ace since
made him illustrious. - He was forem at in :IN the
daring cavalry m ovem ents following ' me di a tely
upon the evacuation of Corinth -} move cuts which
for the first time shoWed the superiority of our
HOW HE ROUTED CHALMERS
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In less than a month Sheridan was in command
of the 2d Brigade of the Cavalry Division of the
Army of the Mississippi, consisting of his own reg
iment and the 2d lowa Cavalry. This was on
the 12th of June. On the let of July he most gal
lantly won his Brigadier's star, within six weeks
of the date of taking command of his regiment.
He was stationed at Booneville, twenty miles in
front of the main army. Here he was attacked
by nine regiments of cavalry under General Chal
mers, numbering over five thousand men. After
considerable skirmishing, he fell back towards his
camp, on the edge of a swamp. Here he held
them in eheek - until be could select ninety of his
best men and send them fear miles to the rear to
make a simultaneous attack with himself in front.
The small detachment appeared suddenly in the
rear, impetuously attacked the Rebels, who sup
posed them to be an advance of a large force, and
at the same time Sheridan flung himself furiously
upon their front. The enemy Were utterly rout
ed and panic-stricken, fled from the field. They
ran for twenty miles, strewing the route with
clothing, arms, and all kinds of equipments.. This
is a brief condensation of notes made at the time.
But to follow his career is not in the scope of
this Writing. Our aim only to give the personal
impressions left by Sheridan on those with whom
he came in contact before fame had crowned his
name, and the gratitude of a redeemed nation
bound lanrels for his brow.
in person (at least in repose) General Sheridan
would not be called a handsome man. Some one
has called him an
"EMPHATIC HUMAN SYLLABLE."
If so, nature's compositor set him up in the
black face, broad letter, sometimes seen in lobs"
and advertisements. It is "solid" at that. Sher
idan is barely five feet six inches in height. His
body is stout; his lower limbs rather short. He
is what would be called "stocky," in horse-jockey
phraseology. Deep and broad in the chest, com
pact and firm in muscle, active and vigorous in
motion, there was not a pound of superfluous flesh
on his body,at the time we write. His face and
head showed his Celtic origin. His head long,
well balanced in shape, and covered with a full
crop of close curling dark hair. His forehead
moderately high, but quite broad, perceptives
well developed, high - cheek bones, dark beard,
closely covering a square lower jaw, and firm
lined mouth, clear dark eyes, which were of a
most kindly character, completed the (out _ ensem
ble memory gives at the call.
Always very neat in person, and generally
dressed in uniform, Captain Sheridan looked, as
he was, a quiet, unassuming, but determined offi
cer and gentleman, whose modesty would always
have been a barrier to great renown, bad not the
golden gates of opportunity been unbarred for his
passage. Almost the opposite of the Lieutenant
General in his intellectual traits, yet like him in
many social characteristics, it would have been
difficult for so mat a General to have found a
more vigorous subordinate; or a more daring ex
ecutive of the stupendous plans he formed: Philip
Henry Sheridan is now thirty-four years of age,
and has won a reputation second only, to Grant
himself, and to that embodiment of nervous and
intellectual force, Major General Sherman. We
have not heard the last of our pugnacious and
pertinacious Quartermaster, whom may the God
of battles hold safe from harm.
CONCERNING OUR WIVES.
Hours at Home has a pleasing article, in which
the treatment that our " wives" receive, is prac
tically, theoretically, philosophically and sentimen
tally discussed. The material of the discussion is
coeval with Paradise, and the ideas therefore are
not startling for their novelty. Commencing al,
origin, it is asserted, or rather assumed that the
fact of securing a wife does not seem to be a dif
ficult one. The hunters are ingenious, and the
game not over shy. What mutual desire fails to'
accomplish, selfishness effects, holding as it does,
pride and will among its reserves. Everyday life
proves that it is not difficult to obtain a wife.—
The land is filled with homes, and in every one
is a wife. 'All kinds of, men, tall, short ; large,
small; good, bad; generous, mean; clean, dirty=
ministers, merchants,:-lawyers, doctors, citizens.
shoemakers, printers, tailors, peddlers, miners,
soap-boilers, scavengers, soldiers, sailors, dairy
men. fishermen, lumbermen, farmers, fiddlers, fur
riers, butchers, bakers, candlestick-makers, and,
. we have heard, some editors have wives, nine out
of every ten of whom were secured without any
measurable degree of persuasion. Not only "Bar
kis," but " Peggotty," "is 'MEM'," So it is not
necessary to suggest to men anything on the sub
ject of the treatment of their wives before Marry-
Mg them. Antecedently they are polite, kind
and considerate. With consummate strategy
they prefer a request, and affect to consider it an
inestimable favor if it is,granted.
It is charitable to believe that men are not al
ways deliberately wicked and wanton in their
conduct to their wives after
"Would it be strange if your wives, looking
back to your early deeds and days, and seeing
how much or how little of genuine affection your
attentions represented, should find their souls ex
eeediagly filled with contempt / ' Yes it . ii , ould be
strange, for women are not like men. They see
through you. but they stick to you, like a fly to a
What delightful reminiscences " of the days of
young love and courtship are at the `command of
every wife in the land ! The pleasant rides, the
sweet ices and slices, the dainty gifts, timed with
thoughtful adaptation to holidays and birthdays,
the tender courtesies, the courteous tendernesses,
the endearments, the thousanaand.one nameless
attentions that advertise the tuasciiline, passion to
the feminine idol are matters which many, per
haps most wives, remember with a sigh, because
they are among pleasures forever past, and be
cause they were pledges of on untiring devotion
that have not been redeemed."
Leaving the records of divorce aside, and pass
ing by those cases of incompatibility which ren•
der marriage a mockery and a misery. and ma
king all possible allowance for the follies tad foi
bles of the subordinate party to the marriage
contract, the fact - still.remains that men, iu mul
titudes and majorities of cases, grow apathetic
toward their wives, and inconsiderate Of the pe
culiar needs of their natures. A thousand causes
contribute to this result, and men often descend
into coldness and downright impoliteness without
knowing the proces which leads them there, or
suspecting the_fact itself. Let us look at some of
these causes, in brief detail.
The first foei that marriage meets is marriage
itself. While the pursuit of a dssirable object is
in progress, and failure possible every faculty is
strained toward attainment. and every available
auxiliary is brought to bear npon the same end,
There is excitement in it—often excitement the
most intense. It matters nothing whether the
object.sought be a woman or a wager. A man
knows that to win a woman of hischoicehe must'
please her, so he makes it a business to please
her. He is indefatigable in it. He does not
menu to be a hypocrite. His love is honest, or he
thinks it is. Weeks, wonths, years pass, perhaps
before the object of his affection is secure to him.
When' marriage consummates his: desires and
aims, he is at the end of a long and his:
Possession brings reaction. Satiety breeds indif
ference. This is in accordance with the laws of
the human mind. It would be the same if he
had sought long and found at last great wealth,
or high position, or any other prize for which men
strive. Bat this comes as% sort of shock, from
which there is earlier Or later recovery.
Mr. Brown having possessed himself of th e o h.
ject of his desire, suddenly finds his freedom re
stricted, which, of course, is irksome in the ex
treme to a nature who has hitherto enjoyed his
"franchise" so ' This conditiorof affairs
is likely to be, in ameasure, one of the Beguilers
of marriage, is never a subject of serious or any
other, contemplation until after the consumma
tion of his bliss. Waking thoroughly to the con-
Beim:lance's that he is a married man, he finds in
his houses person who has an abSolute claim on
his attention, his time, his affection, and his ser
vice: He is surrounded by new conditions. All
his movements must start from a new centre.
Brown, before marriage, could harness his pa
ny, and drive wherever his impulse might direct,
but after marriage, he is obliged tu , remember
that Mrs. Brown is in the house and would like
to accompany him—lt fact, Considering the way
towards which the pony's head is turned, and the
old companions who live on the way, that is not
wholly agreeable to Brown. A new, and on all
such occasions a very troublesome item comes
into his caleulatioq. Mr. Brown ur no longer
sittgle, - heousle. I lls life whielt once was a
skein of silk has become a stick of twist, and the
strand which he contributed.cartnokbe separated
from its fellow without a snarL He finds himself
tied to Mrs. Brown for life; and also finds that a
certain freedom of "nioyfiment which he' enjoyed
before marriage cannot, with propriety, be en
joyed after marriage. This troubles Mr. Brown
a little. -Hehas half a -mind to-rebel. What bit
oloqs has a woman to interfere with hiut '
Pell:taps lie rebels with a whole mind. Thou
sands do, and by. the failure to adapt themselves
rationally to their new conditions inaugurate -a
life of discord or indifference."
Abiorption in business and Professional pursuits
is, perhaps. the grand cause of estrangement be
tween married lives. In France there 1., a say
ing, that " tobacco is the tomb of love"—Freneb
love, probably. In limerick business is the tomb
of love.. It is hard; if_not impossible, for two
great passions to live in the heart at the same
time. It is as difficult to love women and main
-mon as it is to serve God and mammon. The
love of a man for his wife must be the grand, en
during, all subordinating passion of his life, or
women is defrauded of her right. The man who,
wheelie wife is won, turns the• whole interest
and energy of his-life into business, malting that
at, end which should only be a means, is married
only in name. There is no narcotism of affection
like thestrong love and ceaseless pursuit of mo
ney. Turning gradually away from the quiet so.
ciety of their wives; and - the enjoyment of their
homes, most men yield - themselves to the pursuit
of wealth, and in the fierce excitement of their
enterprise, lose a taste for the calm delights of
domestic life:. At the close ot,a day's labor they
bring-home weary bodies - aud worn minds. Noth
ing Ss saved for their homes or their wives. Their
evenings are stupid and fretful, And thepillow and
forgetfulness are welcomed as a release from
Brown is likely enough to be what is called an
"excellent provider." He takes a cejtain degree
of pride in dressing his„ - wife and family well, fur
nishing them with a good house. anesunounding
them with creature comforts. He fancies, indeed:-
that by doing this he is testifying, his regard for
Mrs. Brown, and proving his lovp fur her in a
Nett tangible and substantial way. It is in vain
that Mrs. Brown asiures him that she would like
more,of him and less.of his, " provisions." It is
in vain that she tells him that if he would give
her more of his society, she would gladly excuse
many of the goad things which he sends her as
a substitute. He does not believe in " love - in a
cottage," and for
. his life; cannot tell what Mrs.
Brown finds to complain of. "He •is a man of
business, and thinks; complacently. that he has
surpassed the nonsense of youth and the tame de-.
-lights of early wedlock. He has come to like
strong flavors } and knows, although he knows pot
why, that his heart is growing dead within
The charms of Dire. liTown fail to move him.
The old feeling of tenderness dies ont of him. Her
sympathetic bosom is no more his refuge and so.
lace. The love of gain overshadows his love of
Mrs. Brown, and the pursuit of gain leaves him
no time for Mrs, Brown."
In the meantime, what is the position of Mrs.
Brown t Shut up in her house all day, with no
absorbingpursuit to take the place of herabsorb
ing love of Mr. Brown, she passes her hours in
the pleasant hope of meeting her husband at din
ner, and spending her evening with him. She is
rearing Mr. Brown's children, and, after all the
care which they -require, longs for sympathy, and
solace from him to whom she has given, once and
forever, her whole heart. His smiling approval,
his appreciating praise, his endearments, will pay
for everything. All these, are her right. Failing
to get'these, she grows sad, - and in her heart,
questions the honesty- of the lore which her hus
band has professed for her, questions her own
ability to retain his affection, questions the tie that
unites their, questions her destiny with sorrowful
foreboding. She is driven in upon hereelf, end
feeds upon herself: Ah the thousands and mil
lions of wives who, slowly arriving at the con
sciousness that the cares of this life and the de
ceitfulness of riches have hardened their husbands'
hearts, or stolen them, have settled down into a
hopeless round of duties, and died at last, athirst,
aye starving, fgr the love which was pledged to
them at the altar!
But suppose Mrs. Brown is not the kind of a
woman to succumb readily to her lot. If she is
a woman of spirit she does not take to her destiny
' tamely. It will do one .of . the two things-'-he
come Mr. Brown's accuser, a thorn in his side, a
rebel, or she will institute a life independent of
him, and if Mr. Brown will defraud her of her
rights, hy making money, she will take her rights
in his coin. She will spend inong ; she will find
her delights; her solace, her pursuits in society.
If Mr-Brown will riot make her home pleasant,
other people will be invited to do su.
If Mr. Brown will not make himself agreeable,
she will go where people are agreeable. Her
heart is hungry, her life is without zest, her hopes
are disappointed, and she takes license from her
husband's essential infidelity to seek for some
thing, somewhere, which shall make her life sig
nificant. -If her husband's heart is lost, it makes
but little practical difference with her whether it
is stolen by mammon or Mary Ann. Love, soeit
ety, consideration, appreciation she must and will
have ; and if she cannot get these where she has
a claim noon them, she will secure an outside
supply, Her hushanil has chosen his field of sat
isfactions, and chosdu it independently of her,
She will take the pbsition of housekeeper and
money-spender, whieft Mr. Brown has assigned
to her, and then chool3e her . field of satisfactions
and solace independently of him. When this state
of things becomes established, all true family lire
is, of course at art end. Husband and wife en
tertain and maintain separate , interests. Qom-,
munion ceases. If they are peaceable persons,
they get along rapidly; and with a certain degree
of comfort. If they are quarrelsinne persons,
they Will quarrel.
WE find the following in the Chicago &publi
can of Wednesday:
On Monday, at 9 o'clock, General Grant per.
formed the greatest military movement of his life.
He performed a successful flank movement on the
people of Chicago, and visited quiet
andpeace, remaining there till JO o'clock. There
were present a large number of the most beauti
ful "aids," and the General was instantly surroun
ded by the volunteer staff. Here wmost ,laugluk
ble incident occured.
• Mrs. Livermore said to him : "General Grant,
these girls are dying to kiss you—but they don't
dare to do it. - "What,'' said the gallant General,
"if they want to kiss me; why don't they I No
body has offered to since I have been here." In
stautly aboutabundred fairies pounced upon him.
He attempted to retreat, but in vain; he essayed
to break through the rosy ranks without sucee , ;.
Then, for the first time, he confessed himself van
quished, and calmly awaited the event. isiever
was such a man subjected to such An ordeal.
On came the maidens by - squads, in file, or singly:
they hit him on the forehead; pelted him on the nose:
smacked hint on the cheek, chin and neck. There
must be dozens of kisses lying around loose, hid
den in the Generid's whiskMv. - During this ter
rible ordeal, the hero of a hundred battle-fields
blushed till hie face became almost purple. At
last the girls were partly appeasedin then' no.
hie rage, mad he escaped. ,
Tut quantity of digestion that a German can
get over is truly wonderful. We once boarded
with one who disposed 0f,.. six meals a day, and
filled up the intervals with raw herrings and sar
dines. We never knew him to 'groan bat once,
and that was when -he heard that - the steamer
"Hoofer Kass" loaded with sour-krout, had foun
dered at sea, and nothing had been saved but of
Come here, my little fellow," said a gentle
man to a youngstet of five years.,while sitting is
a parlor, where a large company were asenitoted.
",100 you know me 1"
" Yeth thir "
" Who am I? Let me hear ?" .
" You .ith the man who kithed Mamma when
papa wath in New Awk." , .
THE rebel Gen. Dick 'Saylor, on being asked
whether the Trans-Mississippi army ought to be
surrendered, quickly replied: "Yes, 'aurrender as
soon as possible. You are only setting up with a
corpse. I sat up with,it until it was blue. and if
you delay touch longer it will become too offen
sive for decent burial."
"31t sister in Charleston w rites me," said *a
lady the other day, " that N ve(Sceesh) have now
no country. What do you say to that ?" "Only
this," replied the gentleman addressed, " that, if
they have now no country, I hope they won't in
sist on ruling ours."
A GENTLEMAN at the Astor House table, New
York, asked the person sitting nest to him if he
would 'please pass the mustard. "Sir," said the
man, "do you mistake me fin. the waiter t" "Oh
no, sir," was the reply:, "Mistook you for agett-
II you lave others, they will love you. if you
speak kindly to them, they will speak kindly.
Love is repaid with love, and b a rred with hatred.
Would you hear a aweet and Pleasaut echo.
speak sweetly and pleasantly. yuurself.
SAID a Dutchman, while admiring ti rev kwi ,
of Sherman's Army: ...Mine Gott! tame Gott!
how glad I am dat I BM an American,"