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VOLTME XI.V.--111114938R 5.
'We lately published a long poem, written
Penneylvatila German, which, we are in
iformed, was from the. pen
_of Rev. Mr.j . Har.:
lbaugh, a distinghed clergyman'of the Luther
lin Church), now !residing at-Lelmmloni Pa.- A
.correspondent of the Phil a. Bulleti
the poem "produced a wondeiful
,among those who were so fortunate
'iprehend the meaning of it in "thf
-sends us the following excellent ix
THE OLD SCHOOL=HOUSE ON TH
k(Daa AU Schul-haas an der
ZA free translation from the Penn
le-day it is just twenty years-'
Since I Sought northern lands,
Now, living still, I come to seek
'The paint old eh 00l- 11 °use on th
Near Arty's house that stands..
;In hundred houses I have been,
Of marble, stone or brick,
Yet of those mansions grand and t
ni any day forget them all,
For the school-house ou the ere.
Ile who forsakes the rood of home]
In peace I'd let him go :
Still, let me say, ere be sets forth,.
It is all humbug in the North;
As ho full soon will know.
To every corner I have beeu,
And traveled, well or sick,
But iie'er in any spot have fuund
Such' joy as caused my heart to b ,
In the school-house nu the cree
Sweet Lome joys here I always ha
Now as I stand and gaze;
Old scenes .pefore my mem'yy wav
Old forms al.& as front the.gravcl
The ghosts of vanished 'days.
The stream plays by just as of old,
When i to blythely played,
And where you elder shades the st
The little fish still gladly gleam :
Time 'yet no change has made.
Still stands the white-oak by qie
And shades the old roof tree,
The old grape-vine, tom still is gr.
And look !t.he swallow's nest vet
A strange thing seems to me.
Over the fields the swallows play
Their game of lira is bests"
Erom gable end so quaint and old,
A house of straw and dirt behold I
That is a swallow's nest !
There lie the young birds very stil
in sleep all scattered round ;
Wait till some wor!p. the parent bri
Then far theirshrtlly t \%itt'rini rip
Till distance hears the suund.
Yes! all the scene is as it was,
When here e boy I ranged,
Yet dearer things no more are het . t , l
And all must change and disappett
I too, myself, have changed.
Like Ossian,.by his desolate hall )
waMt the clouds flit
And half in joy—in sorrod• half,
.31y tears collie trickling. yet I la.ug
Your hearts can tell me why.
I used_to go to this old school,
,Whe but an - urchin small;
There 'w the.master on hi. 4 stool,
There w% s hisswitch, and there h
- I see' to see them all.
The des is, the clothes-rings on th
The •hool-room's ample bound
And on !UT side the big girls sat,
The boys (not half so coy), on that
See how they peep around.
The 'master's eye is on them now,
They'd better have a care;
Tint chap 'who writes the hillets 7
And he whose tricks the boys amu
And yon lad laughing there !
For big•and little, one and all,
Are 'neath ono equal rule, •
Which is most just, for who (loth
That,ennon, must a licking take,
Or get turned uut of school.
Inside, around fife cosy stove,
Sit all the little chaps,
They study very hard, you see,
For who shall miss his A 13 C,
His ears shall meet hard raps
Uneasy are the benches high,
Which keep the feet from floor,
One's back feels often strained and;
ln that old school-house on the cre
-And jest about right sore. '
Poor little' souls, ah there they sit
Just think! how ill at easel ;
his no wonder, I declare I
Theylearn so little, perched up the
On forms so high as these.
With all the drawback; anyhow,
It was a - first-rate school,
For pedugouge in vain you'd look
Like ours"—he's cyphered through
And never skipped a rule.
Cross was.he; yes I I can't deny,
Ile flogged us all around ;
Yet he most equal rules observed,
Who felt the lamb, the birch•dese
Completely be 4ouud.
\:tAt - tlinner tine; when school was o
We felt "so good" just then,
And same -, the flying ball did chase ?
WhilesOme amused them in Itie rat
And some played soldier men.-
The big girls swept the school-roo
The boys hung round tlfe spot,
Pretending but to help about,
Butiootithe inaster drove them on
The rules allowed it not.
4" - ;
The girls did "Copenhagen" play;
On yonder sod, so green, •
But when the big girls crossed the ring,
Why then it was a curious thing),
The big Loyi;ioo, - Itplieliellit." .
Big boys did always big girls iv,'
And small ones'always
How swiftly ran they up and down, l
Aud this-you logy ,clepeud,upou ,
, who '§aya
as to lama
On Christmas was the right good time,
With memories gay 'tis blent ;
When we did bar thematter out,
From,door and'sill, with timber stout:
"Now, master! gifts present!"
I a. Du
Then did he struggle mightily, ,
By for r e - e to btirst within,
But while he knocked,'nesth the door so st,
A. written trenty_we thrust out, .1
Sign this I we'll let you . in!
Then-out the master launched hid gifts,
With sheepish Looks,—but he ~
Chestnuts and apples, aa4 'Mich ‘m'ore,
Spread out our joyous eyes before;
. We swallowed_them with glee.
Oh where arc now my school-mates all,
Who studied here of yore?
All I some have wandered far away,
With some did fickle fortune play
Aud death took Many more.
MY heart is swelled with thankfulness,
Yet grief my voice makes thick,' -
Could weep o'er memories of the past :
And yet, a joy it brings at last.,
This' school-house on the creek.:
Good by I old school-house ! echo's voic
'Good by l e good by 1" calls back,.
Oh ! school-houre! school-house !. must
And leave you standing lonely so, .
You Selma:house:6h the creek?
Oh ye! who'll live When I Am gone,
• Yet. once more hear me speak;
l'heg, entreat you„.hear my i•rayer;
Oh ! take foreVer kind, good• cafe,
Of tie school-house on the creek.
A Coquette's Confession.
I was a coquette.' Many a lover's h
I had lacerated by refusing their nffer
tuarriago; after I . had lured them on
'declaration!' 31v . last. victim's n .
was JaMes Fraiier. Ho was a:tall - av
ward, ungainly, homely, inapt, but
heart was as true as steel. I reSpac
him highly, and felt pained wile& I v
nesed his anguish at wy rejection of hi
I3ut the fact was, I had myself falleti
love with Capt. Eliot, who had been
remitting in his 'attentions - to Me.
Frazier warned me against Elliot; bu
charged hint with jealousy, and took
warning as an
,A few days of
wards Elliot and I Were engaged, and
dream -of romantic life seemed to be i
fair way of realization. I hadqi week
happiness. ' Many have not so much i
lifetime. Many awake from the brig
shbrt dream to find themselves in life-1i
darkness, and bondage from which tit
is no escape Thank God, I was no)
miserable as they
£dy mother was n widow in opu Tit
circumstances,but having very bad hen th,
she was also of an easy, listless, ere a
lons nature, hating trouble, and willia 'to
take things just as they might; happen to
present themselves. - She therefOre mi4e
no inquiries about Capt. Elliot . --but foltid
ly believed !that inasmuch ..as lie w9ls
captain, he must ueussarily be 4 man of
honor also, especially as be had serve I tn
the Crimea and India, and wore I ed
als. -Llissegiment was . quartered in our
neighborhood, and he had the reputa ion
of being the wealthiest, aslie was cert
ly the handsomest officer in it. rem
ber as. well as possible the day we bee.
engaged: was on.duty, but .bad
aged to ride l ovet' to our toitse in, his
form, and wbilekVC were walking in
garden be matlethe tender avowal. II
furred' him' to "mamma;" he bastene
her,. returned in three minutes and
me to her. presence
,to receive the as•
mace that the maternal consent had bi
readily and freely given! To be pu
My dear mother, hated, trouble, as I h
said, and she moreover loved me tender]
so that she was iileasld to find a husb
presenting himself, in form and' limb
apparently so eligible for her beloved
only daughter,: '_-_: •,' ' , : :.t' '_ 's i
Well, a week Passed quite delightfully,
as I have said ; and at, the expiratim of
this brief !Serie& there might one fr!e-
MIMI have been seen a gay cqUest an
party , riding through our old .Devuns ire
woods atd. ( . 04 , couistgroads. ' El int
and I led the cavalcade. I rode My wn
beautiful Brown, Bess. Captain', Edibt
was mounted on the handsome black
horse that lad been sent him from Lon
; was a bevy,of laugh
ing girls and their cavaliers'; and among
them was tall, awkward; silent James
Frazier. His presence had marred the
pleasure of my ride, and I was glad to be
iu advance of them all, that I might not
see him., -,, ~ --, :., ,•,,,, : :
And p vs 'rode on ;arm:ll,ooi woods,
and I listened, well pleased, to the )ow
but animated words of the gallant Elliot,
who risked z itimself a -knight and me la
fair lady of the olden time, that he might
go foith to battle for me, and compel all
melkto recognize the claim-T.-of his:Ser:
less love. Very eloquently lii spokl of
. . i
Vc,#otia t 9 toi - Tiieipies of Rtto D;koehep, oi Y.itehitil'o tfi,
IMPORT POTTED. COUNTY PA. WEDNESDAY, MI
piration of love, of the brave deeds
and ii i erilons exploits it bad prompted,
wiehing again and again that he might
thus proclaim and maintain his love be
fore the - world. It pleased the to listen
to this, and to believe it sincere, though 1
had no wish to put my lover to such a test.
A. Shot suddenly rung through the still
Ilirendli, and a wounded bird darted past,
fluttered and fell .at the feet of Brown
Bess With a bound and a spring 'that
me, she, w , asoff.
.• Strbggling to regain my seat, I bad no
poiSTil to restrain her; and even as she
flew, the fear and madness of the moment
grew upon her. I could only cling breath
lesily i• and convulsively to the mane
snd bridle, and wondered helplessly where
this niad gallop was to end. She swerv
ed 'from a pasiing wagon, and turned into
a path that led to the river. In the sud
den movement the reins' were torn from
iny: hands, and I could not regain thein.l
I clung to, the mane and closed my eyes
that .1.1 might not see the fate thatawaited'
met How sweet was life in those prec.
ious moments that I thought my last !--'
all its joys, its affections, its last crown
ing love rose up before me ! I thought
of the pang that would rend Elliot's heart
as he aw me lying mangled and dead;
and•then the thought would come if he
were pursuing ai - i - a trying to save me, even
as he bad said, at the risk of life and limb.
1 remembered no more. I felt a sud
den shock, a fcarfulrushing through, the
air,latid knew no more until, days after
waidsi I woke to a faint, weak semblance
of life i in my chamber at home. .
I never saw Captain Elliot again. The
last wprds I ever heard from his lips were
those kif knightly dafing. The last act of
his life in connection with mine, was to
follow in the train of frightened youths
'horde after me, to contemplate the dis
ter from afar, and as soon as he saw me
led from the shallow bed cf the river.
taco which I had been thrown when my
frightened horse stopped suddenly on its
hank, he rode hastily off. That evening
he Sent to make inquiries, and learning
that II was seriously, but it was hoped not
fatally injured, he henceforth contented
Himself with such tidings of my condition
and improverueut as could be gained from'.
At ?ast it was known that I could nev
er entirely recover from the effects of my
injury', and that very day Capt. Elliot de
parted suddenly from the neighborhood
He made no attempt to E.E.'e me, nor sent
me any farewell. When I was once about
and bnginning, though with unalloyed
bitteriess, to.learu the lesson of patience
and resignation that awaited me, I receiv
ed a letter from him, in which he merely
said that he presumed my own judgement
had taught me that in my altered circutn
stance4 our engagement must be at an
end; but to satisfy his own sense of hon
or (Vileonor ?) he wrote to say that, while
eutert / fining the highest respect for me,
he deSired a formal renunciation of my
Writing at the bottom of this letter,
"Let it be as you wish," I returned it to
him at once, and thus ended my brief
dreaent'of romantic love.
tlihd heard ere this of Elliot's coward
ly conduct on that day; and I now first
bethought n4e to enquire who had rescued
me frchn imminent death. And then I
learpetl that James Frazier, his arm al
ready broke by the jerk with which Brown
Bess ore away from him as he caught at
her br l idle,'had ridden after me, and been
the, first to"lift me from the water. Many
times daily he had made inquiries con
cerning me. His had been the hand that
sent the rare flowers that decked my room.
His were the lips that breathed words of
comfort and hope to my poor mother. His
were the books I read in my lingering
days of convalescence ; and Ws, now, was
the arin that supported me, as slowly and
painfully 'I paced the garden walks.
I Wse been his wife for many a.year.
I havet forgotten that be is not Ittitidriome
—or rather, he is beautiful to me, because
I see his grand and lovely spirit. shining
through his plain features and animating
his awkward figure. I have long since
laid aide as utterly natenable, my pet
theory that beautiful spirits dwel only in
lovely bodies. It may be a providential
compensation that, in denying physical
perfection, the sail is not dwarfed or dis
tortedil but shines the brighter that it is
notAnhrred by petty vanity or love of the
world e praise. _
ETiItNITY has no grey hairs. nere
the flowers fade, the heart withers Man
growilold and dies, the world lies down
in the sepulchre of ages; but time writes
no .wrinkles on eternity ! Stupendous
thought! Earth has its beauties, but'
time shrouds them for the grave; its hon
ors are but sunshine of an hour; its pal
aces—they are but bursting bubbles.
Not sci in the untried bourne. In the
dwelling of the Almighty can come.
footsteps of decay. lts.way winnow no
darkening--eternal splendor forbids the
approaA of night.
Lu r e your enemies.
OUR ARMY CORRESPOrENCE.
CA3IP CALIFORNI. ; Va.,
. Dec. . 29, 1861.. •
DEAs MAc : 1 received yd Ur letter last
Tliesday, but as I was out milpicket duty
1 have•not been able to aoswe it till now.
It fact Sunday is, the only time we have
to write, for, what with
sleeping,and "keeping our accoutrements
in order, all our time duringlthe week is
taken up, so if your letters are not an-
swered in a week or two you will know
About 2 weeks ago at 10 o'clock P M.,
just .13 we were getting into a comfortable
nap, we. were called up by the "10n,7,-roll"
and started off at qUick march which we
kept up for a couple, of hours, •till we,
reached a place called Etsill's Hill, where'
an attack of the rebels was expected: We
laid out in, the cold expecting, waiting,
hoping, aye, most devoutly wishing" they'
would attack us, for we were placed in al
good position and felt a litile vexed at
being called so far (Some five:or six miles),
for nothing. But Inothing nor qobody" ,
appeared, and so when morning came we,
were marched back' without, accomplish
ing anything but getting very cold (for
we did 'not take oar:blankets) and li'ungry
and tired. But tint. General professed
himself so well pleased with 'our actions
on that night that he determined we
should be detailed for picket at that place.
So Sunday =ruing (the'22, Dee.) we re
ceived Orders to pack up and march, with,
font. da'y's rations in our haversacks. We
were nearly 3 hours marching those 5
miles, but that (though it, may look dif
ferent to you) is considered good march-
Mg fora Regiment) with• knapsacks and
anoutreinents on their backs. We relievek
a !piew York Regiment, of Dutchmen that
were almost frightened out of their wits
all.the time they were-there ivith fear that,
the rebels would make an ,attack. They
IMd thrown together a few brush tents''
which we thought they could have bet-
tered, but were compelled to take. ,
r , As,
soon as' 6-
e broke ranks we (Co.'s and
B) went to work bUildine• a log )(int for,
our officers, and then tried to fix our. butt,
but the wind -began to blow tremendous
ly, and we had to skater ourselves as best
we might. We tried" to eat 'our dinners
but it was getting sp cold that we had to,
put on our overcoats, throw oar blankets
over our shoulders and (those of us for
tunate IFnough to ppssess them), kilt one
our gloves and mittens to keep warm, and'
all that was barely sufficient, and went
without azi r supper, contenting our
selves wTr a crust" of bread, and went
to "bed e laid down) with all our:clothes'
on and covered up with our blankets. ,
At about 6 o'clock it began to rain and
soon the 'water began to pour through,
under and around our teats. We lay till
we got our'blankets' wet through and our
clothes wringing wet, and then we sat up
and kept in that position till morning
when we got up and tried., to get some
breakfast. We did not care, particularly
as it was our turn f?r picketing that day.
As twu Companies a day were detailed for
that duty, our Captains (of Co.'s G, and B)
managed to get detailed together, and at
about 9 o'clock we started out. I
We marched abont a mile arid• then be
gan to post the boys, 5 at a pest, four men
and a "Corporel or 'Sergeant, Company
B 'was posted first, and, of course, had the
least dangerous pests, while our Company
was placed on the extreme out-posts of the
whole division. The Captain bad quite
a reserve, with him while we were posted
f we were attacked we could fire and
retreat till we reached him, and then it
would take a large force - to dislodge us if
we held our post as We ought. If we were
attacked by. cavalry' we could, by retreat
ing a.rod or so, placepurselyes in a growth
of 'underwood and iyy that would make it
utterly impossible tb follow us, and if it
were infantry they would have to cross an
open 'field, and we could stand:our ground
behind our barricade. But rive bad no
alarm, end, as we felt pretty cold and
hungry, we spent the day booking and
drying' our blankets: We kepi one maa
at every post at the; lookout and relieved
him every hour, so that we could; all keep
comfortable. t snowed three or four'
bents and then blew off and we had
clear; cold and blustering. As we were
compelled to keep awake, and did not
dare to have any fire; the cold weather
came just at the right time fOr me, for I
feel sure -I would have been, Caught nap
ping at my post, for I had pot had any
sleep for two 'nights:and bad worked hard
all the time so yonisee "it is an ill wind
that •blows. nobody good," and I was not
the only-one that felt as I did.
We were glad when morning came -for
we knew we would be relieved before
noon. We had the privilege'of sending
off Some scouts, so some . of our boys went
out! i to "see what they could heir." They
went to a house and asked for'some geese
they saw before the' door for a Christinas
!!liner;; the owners were very indepon
dent about it, would neither sell, give 'Mr
and* them to take ,them, if "they could
help it. The boys accordingly started
after the .. (the geese, ncit the Wen) when
they saw something in the field that they
could us', to be advaatago in the,Com
pany, `o off they start d, pnd in a few
=Monts a porker was lying on the c found
' with botl fore 6houlders bToken. l It was
Soon cutup and strung on our,bayonets
all readylto carry to our home,l pro tent,
and baye a - better meal - t an thd, Goiern
mentiftn : ished us with, for fresh Meat of
our own 'killing we bad n t had;estecially
pork: e - 'o marched; ba k to - the 'camp
and fours' our huts all ta -en by the' Coln
panie's dd iled.the first d 3 , , Sunday." We
split up mong the other Companies, and
when nig it came sonic , fus Ipid•by the,
fire till. orning, when we starie - ff out on
picket ag ; ia a s the C,olOqel said Ihe could
depend' o us more than lie coat(' on the
other; pant, some o whom he utter li
ly refuSe to a law eithe to scout or 'go
. Rcketsi r As', we had bbilt nice
warm, hp of our -own Li our' posts, we
" -- 7 --,-- r -- T— 'ki a
were eager to go, as we ou do nothing
in camp.' Christmas wa a beautifUl day.
The; shy .was elbar and i was aSi warm, as
a Julie 4sy. : We felt !ri good' spirits,
though, ‘wh wis l ed we"cofild be .Where we
could ; hafC a nice Christimas dinner, and
we thouglit hoiw our filen& Would feel
did they ,know where and bow we spent
the. dap.:, We thought o the sleigh-rides
we would•liave had, of t e happy parties
on Christmas Eve. We thought, yes, we
,flattered kurselves we we Id be missed by
some One. foinoVhere, and then'' we deter
minedif, to. rove ouraelveq worthy of that
rernetidiri ce. We expected an attack
that _day, and we thou ht as the , / had
compelledLus to lose our Christmas dinner
and oth'er attendant conifurts, that they
would pay dear fur it. Ent the day passed
and. nOthiOg more than a volley' (F tWO'OI3
our right', la mil?, or an frau' us whieh put
us on our laps or a littl'e while, and an
though A DO.,
day m [ clici ,
we - reached
g, ai l
.pay it will be
i.inake us pret
qs a cia as th ey g€
hey *ere paid.
we reew . i 7
spend it ;isi
ehatwci, ialsilver. They aremaking out
`the pay;rtils for our sec° . l d
so our tiexit'pay-,day in not far 'off. ;
We liayie a great 0.4 o ' sickness in our
CompatiYdas some of 'the boys are so care
less .of i llitmselves (and the majority'fuf
-our sickne' s is thareiult oVcarelessness,)
as to get I . l.had cold and o boilliug for it'
till it gets so bad that they are taken with
a severe t of 'sickness, or cough their
'throats so c and the, have to go to the
Hospital, erbaps to bo Mid up Or a long
time. !Th re has been one death at 'the
Hospital, 'Almeron Gt Burdick - , and that
could notJie proventd as he, had made
up his iniiid to die whenl he went there,
thoigh. , th docyr falsely , held out hopes
to us ofAis recovery . ill. within on hour
or two of his death. He; is missed in the
, Company;' Viand • his loss is felt by all the
boys. flel .wiiii . ' ver quiet, but made
friends ! isberever. he vent. ,
We tbeylo from tills plate to-morrow:
though i'oldestinatiOo no one knoWs.7---
Some say' e will go to the hill on 'our
right, while somethink tve will le4Vetbd Di. 1
.vision, (We know our Colonel wishes to) .
and in thacase we 71 go further. The
reason Val ho - wishes to leave is because
we are the only ;Yen
i sylvania Reginieht
in the BiVi ion. I have a great deal more
to writa:b t fear I shall exceed the space
which might be 'filled with more Valuable
matter. ti I • 1_
___ _ DIITTY
__ - 1 . 1
THE 13TiSINEss OF 'FRE qousruy.--It
is now- est4nated that the total itnporta=
tions of 'merchandise to the United States
for the year ending oni the 31st of Decem
ber 'next illl be soMe 51.75,000,000 or
fifty percent. less than in moil; This
leaves a Iheavy debt duo us in specie, the
import of vtilich 'for this year will he over
550,000;000. Last year ! tvo ,eiparted
856,600;00p' in specie over imports, to
cancel balance against us. Thu there
is a differtirice in a single year, in (the es
change between our own and foreign coun
tries, of More then 6100,000,0001 in spe
cie in our 'laver:
hides a bleinish so completely
Old. Thie is the first lesson
lid heiresses coinmonly learn.
equal pains were taken_to
tem that the haring - inherited
r for blemishes does not entail
, - necessity ,of providing blem
o cover I ' '
as cloth Of
that heirs I
a good cdv i 1
ishes for ii
est truths ; al. - ell:CC:3ll3l*st;
, he greates
- • The grea
aad ao are:,
we in the night,
t r i: us.
j " some t .
1 foi; licithe which
up, about 3 o'-
n we hare done.
Ice except reccv.
pa:d far ' the first
l ay lsed]
le we.feft honfe
The next time
• flusli . for a lit
!f ourAi l uys will
Oume . who
ars had spent all
ore night of the
We •wero paid
notes ;and the
TER*,4I - .06 . PER ` 14111* ,1
JOHN J. CarirEriumsf4 , ,NO THE W4a.
--*--Ilowever apathetic many be, there isyci
apathy about the venerated statesman
who has succeeded to the place of Irani);
Clay in the affections 'of Kentucky
"Glory.be to 'Gap," shouted an excitabld
gentlemen to John J. Crittended,, this
morning, "'McClellan: is sending '20,900
man: from Washington by Cincinnati to
Ken t ueitY. • We're .safe -now." —"S:aft,
e tit xclaimed the veteran Senator. . Illlocan't
t it blister your tongue to tell itt Sae!
by Ohio and Indiana troops, while Ken
tuckians ailow themselves to be proteO4
by others. It's a shame to old Kentucky;
sir." I •
I had thought that I understood tht
chivalrOus fire of . "Old Kentuck" betdre;
but never. did- I realize it so fully as when;
a mordent afterward, the venerable Seat;
tor, 'addressing a_ townsman, evidently
abort his own age, but With whose portly
form time had dealt more kindly exclaim=
ed : l'George, you're not too old for A
soldier—of course not. rm not too `Ola
.jor al lii soldier—not a Lit_ too old! We
must ! turn out and shame these pretty
young men, who ought to have apron
tied around them 1" And sure enough
the 'Emed parriot started off, almost imtne=
diately afterward, to call'out volunteers
ainong the mountaineers. , Let no One
doubt the respoese. There may be tit&
tors in Kentucky, as theta are iu Ohio;
plotting agents of the Southern rebellion
in Lexington and Frankfort, as there are
in Dayton ; but the great lieut of the no=
bie old State is sound, and Kantucky vat:
or has not perished inprotracted peace:
AN HEIRLOOM FOR THE SOLDIERS.-
i The'scroll that is to be distributed to the
jeoldie i rs of the present campaign will soott
be rea l dy _for distribution. One will ftd j
r . ,, iven to each of the soldiers, whether in
the regular service, or volunteers, either
for the war or for three months. The mid
adopted by Secretary Seward i 8 110 IV be=
ing prepared in Albany.
, twenty inelics by thirty ; handsome lith.:
°graph of ,an eagle with - outstretched
winas, over which is, in a circular Hai;
the sentence, :':Legion of Hohor," beneath
lit, "E Pluribus Unum," and Washing:.
ton. In the centre of the Eagle the
Goddess of Liberty and the Goddess of
Justice-with Joined Hands, seated upon
a fiery dragon, with their heels upon its,
head, the Goddess of Liberty waving an
American flag; by the side of the God
dess of Justice lied a scimetar, and in her .
left hand , is I. bundle of fagots, from. the
centre of - whiell one is projecting, oh the.
end of which is a tomahawk. In a Semi-,
circle from one side to the other of'-the
,eagle are the mottoes of all the States.'
The right foot of the eagle clasps ati olive
branch, and the left a bundle of arrows.
Pien grow old rapidly in such times as
these. Our intense life wears heavily on
bot: and flesh Mid muscle. .Measured
by sensations and experience, We have
lived 'a generation since Fort Sumter was
bombarded.. Even Bull's tun teems half
an age ago. We have to Stop and think
when we .read the words' 'Bin Bethel"
and "Laurel Hill" and ‘iPhilliopa l ." The
Buchanan Administration seems a horror.
of a former era. We haipatinost forgot- -
ten the death bf MAO* profoitnd as
was t-bes . ensatiOn which his death caused.-
How-events rush on I The Itebelliod•
is not a year old, and yet What la . page
has been added to the World's history !-
A RepubliC of thirty millions of 'souls
plunged into:-Civil War;' eleven', States
revolted froba the Federal Union, with'
three others trembling in the balance
seven hundred thousand, soldiersin the'
field ; a fleet larger than the Spanish Ar
mada swoopin g down upon the South ern Coast ; 1 whole ates trampled under foot
by the march of rushing squadrons !
SWEARING CLIEAP.—"What does. Sa.
tan pay you for swearing ?" said a gentle
man to one whoul he heard using profane -
language. "Ile,don't pay tne Anything:l
was .the reply. "Well, you work cheap ;
to lay aside the characterof a gentleman,
to inflict So much pain on your friends
and civapeople, and to risk• losinu
own soul,_ (gradually rising ill' etnplra:sis)
and all far. nothing! You certainly do.'
work cheap—very cheap, indeed.".
Missouri is one of the largest States hi
the Union. Its territory exceeds is ex-7
tent the six. New England States and the 1
State of Delaware combined: It is
vided into upward of onipliundred ccrung
ties. The State extends' alniut two hun
dred and eighty-five' miles .frimu east id
west, and two hundred and 'eig,ht,y
from north to south.
A TENDER, HEART.-A 'disconsetata,
widower,, geeing the remaimtof hiilater•
wife lowered into the grav l o i . exclaimed:
with tears in his eyes :--"Well, I've lose
hogs, and I've lost cows, but I never;tia
anything' that cut me up like this
A word of kindness is seldom ,Spodeit.'
in=vain; While witty sayings aro'as easily
iait is the pearls slipping froui a broker