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''GOOD NIGHT. 22
R I s ee the new moon in the/east,
Float,llike 'a slender, bioken ring,
4bove the foi-eat dark afid drear,
: Among they white clouds
Vhear, bflowi the little brook
Strive ' with, ruiner-fetters strong
" And, beatingj'gataSt the cruel chain,
Send throrigh fr fnie dark ILs restless song;
" 1; My heart throbs so, against its woe,,i-
My hearys tired of waiting longs
And fir across the star-lit snow
; It sea its restless song I
The star shone calmer clearer, Once,
;With fee* sound the night-wiuds bler
. The n mode's signet is the sky
i GI I
amed brighter,when stood with yonl
Dot of for Me, that silver ring
-Flashed thrO'the cloudsthat drifted white
And not~to me the wandering winds
Cailed corny through the glooms of night
For tenderly you looked on me
1 Till imy dark life grew bright!—
Yon claspe l d my tired, bands lovingly,'
And whlspered low, "Good-night 17
q, love, once 'more to hear tne voice 1 1 1 1
That thrilled the keys of-silence then !
To hold yen Mesh with eager bands
:And yearning eyes, but once again !
How still and cold the shadoWs lie
! In valley and on wooded bight;
How the lonesome winds
Go crying hrough the long, sad nightl:
Mv life lie- so,all dark with woe,--
heark cries for the light!
No sweet eyes' thrill me With their glow
No dear Voice calls, "Good-night!"
March, 1'865. 1 ' .
1 ARLI NGTON PLACE.
I-NRLIN&I'.O:I'PLAC. I , Va.,Feb.2l, '65. I
+ Arlingten Place-- . -the home of Robert
lE. Lee ! l'ilint, a flood of memories crowd
upon the visitor to this beautiful Spet !
1 Alas pride and ambition. have
1 chequered and crimsoned their handl
! work in these venerSble halls. Here it
; . .
worud seem that there was every incent
! ivel to fidelity, to honor, to peace. The
1 Old Mansion was sanctified to its mea
-1 pants; by the beneficence of Washington.
1 g! , s Heihi'
adopted child, George Wash.
miter' Parke Custin., made his home
nearly three-quarters of a century ago.
.'same; deep, blue Potomac flowed
serenely by its portals, and the same
native forest 1 surrounded it that now
1, breaks the storm as it sing its plaintive
1 dirges in
' thl tieserte halrsof Arlington
Place, But as 'we stand amidst the
eollosiiial Grecian pil are which' grace the
1 immense 'portico, the sullen boonpinr , of
I artillery breaks the painful silence that
reiv,nS. here. ;The signal gun bad hardly
ceaz;ed'to reverberate along the bluffs of
I the Petoniae until it seemed as if Heaven
itself had. reeponded with its fiercest
;thunders. The very earth trembled, and
!the webs which • had gathered on the
corners and niches of Arlinzfon waived
1 response to th'e deafeuin„,.. roar of a thou
sand guns a ; theyshOok the ancient mln•
; Bien to its very-foundation. • Hard by an
every. side ; farther still on right and left,
land rear, the! hoarsi answer came, and
i from the - oppoSite shOre rose the flitting
smoke !that told how, loyal hearts were
I there! to defend a• common 'capital and
1 rejoice ' ,over the triumphs of a common 1
country. I; 1
Charleston !has fallen. The home - of
e it was . nursed in' its
!awaddling cloths and nourished by per
' fidy and treason until it became mighty,
; had but a feivl;daya before yielded to the
; triumphant tread of. Sherman, , and, its
;Sumter again" flaunted the old flag that
• traitors had first stricken down in the
!mad triump lof crime over peace and
' government i and the various batteries'
and forts of the defences of Washin g ton I
' saluted the victory at twelve o'clock to-1
iday: , I would, that Gen. Lee could bevel
; stood with Me" here in front of his idol-;
ized home, and heard the loyal artillery;
play their' "Wild melody" in honor of the
; restoration of kTharleSton to the Union.
llt was in Qhnrleston I that the first overt
.1 ; .
act of rebellion i,was committed. Judge;
. M'Gaath, th i e 1, presiding Judge of the;
United Staten ",Court in Charleston, ad-
1 jonitted the court sine die the day ; after;
!the election/of President Lincoln, and:
displaced Ab l e; National flag from the;
1 buildin to fling the Palmetto banner to!
the breeze. 'Four years later he is chosen!
Governor of Beath Carolina, and before;
Ihe his, laffice one month, Sherman!
'ade him a fugitive, and hoisted the 1
starst and stripai over, his capital. It was'
there, too,ltbat the first appeal was made'
Ito 'the terrtblearbitrament of the'sword, I
and it was Made most causelessly. In
1 the face of the profer of the loyal cow-:
mender to.evl actiate Sumter in three days, i
1 because of his exhausted provisions, the;
; merciless spirit of treason Sung grim;
visaged war upon a people whose whole !
i thoughts, hopes; and efforts were for peace.
When the ...thunders of Forts Moultrie,'
Pilackneh and Sullivan's Island, pre-1
claimed fraternal war, Gen. Lee was here I
lin a homei consecrated to Union ly,
the name, !the fame'and the hallowed
patriotism of Vi r ashington. ' He had been
the child ,of ;favor. A generous nation!
I had educatiq and honored him ; an ac- 1
complished wife bad-brought him fortune;
i from his own green lawn the National
s, Hon. 3.
4'. W. Ksox,
Xi „1,1 cir I ~,1- ), .1' 1,, q - of 1.15,111119, let-gilt 4 q1)0 . e ks.,
CCIIIDERSPORT, POTTER 061111117, PA., WEDNESDAY !ARCH 29, 1855. , , 1
Capital, founded by 'Witshingto' n to be
far all time the fountain'ef politiCal power
of a united people, loomed 'tip in view,
and the many 'monuments of ;National
areatitess with which it has beeri adorned,
must have struggled withibe Mail pride
and ambition that made Robert B. Lee
a fitgitivs from his home, .a stranger to
his noblest inheritance, and a foe to lib
erty and free government Long did he
hesitate, and earnestly did his faithful
wife—trne to her patriotic ancestry—
plead for fidelity to the best of civil gov
ernments. But Virginia faltered and
was swept into the vortex of treason, and
with it was swept Gen. Lee.
I would, that be were here to-day to
fake a retrospect of his murderous; deso
lating work, amidst the deafening; thuu
ders comiog up from his own once bloom
ing fields, to tell a fathful people that an
otherlink isbroken in the chain that would
have . been woven in - the chaplets of the
relentless despot upon thirty millions of
freemen, but for the unexampled heroism
of the sons of the North. Badly indeed
would these salutes fall upon the heart
of the once happy master of Arlington
Place. They would come as the terrible
proclamation of vindicated justice—
"And make the key-note of the saddest dirge
That fancy ever played to, melancholy."
But although far off at the head of his
shattered and despairing army of crime,
he is there greeted with the same salutes
coming from the shotted guns of Grant.
Nor there alone, for from the green Sa
vannah of the South to i the farthest grin
on the North East , coast ; from the
Atlantic shore io the sunset side of the
Father of Waters; from the Northern
Lakes to the very heart of the land once
enveloped in the deadly grasp of treason,
there are salutes this hour proclaiming
that the day of our. National Deliverance
is nigh at hand. Fitly} inde,ed, might he
look out from has deserted home to the
thausand graves which are hard, by his
oldtime walks, each of which is an eternal
monument to his perfidy. Should be
enter the beautiful grounds of Arlington
now, he must pass beneath a graceful
arab, on which is woven in evergreen— .
"HERE SLEEP OUR. PATRIOTIC DEAD,",
and turn whence he might, the mournful:
track of war would confront him.-1
Thousands of the brave defenders of the
Republic rest in the very shades of;
Arlington, and ndw the warblings ofd
Heaven's sweet ; choristers who people!
this lovely forest in spring time, must be!
alone for the heroic dead, or the sadl
visitor who here learns his country's woes.;
When he turned at once upon his home I
and his country, treason held supreme I
sway in all the Southern and Border
States, and the cowardly treachery that 1
was-smoulderint , in the North, remised!
on easy victory to:those who would have :
dismembered the Republic. Since then!
four years ~f terrible, exhausting, &rait- 1
ads* and bloody war have been crowded!
into history, and the fair land of the!
Sarah is one vast cemetery • mourning
anutwant shadow every household; despair
reigns in the councils of crime, and soon
I pray and trust an all wise and ever just .
God will crown the Right with a decisive
victory. Around me on every side may I
now be heard the voices of the oppressed
who have been freed in'the throes of civil 1
war, and thoie who confessed the lord of
Arlington as master, now return thanks
to Him who accepts alike the praise of ;
the honored and the lowly, as the guns 1
of Fort Whipple shook the neglected!
halts where they lived in servitude.
- 1 --But a truce to painful memories.—
George Washington Parke Custis was a
grandson of Mrs. 'Alartha' Washington.
She was the widow of , Mr. Cnstis when
she was married to Gen. Washington,
and G. W. Parke Custis was the son of
her only son by her first busband l He
C 73.9 adapted by Gen. 'Washington and
raised hnd, educated by the Hero States
man df the Revolution. He became
proprietor of Arlington Place, whether
by purchase or by devise from Wyshing.
ton; I am not informed, and here he lived
until he more than' attained the age
allotted to mortals; He had but one
child, who marrieitißebert E. Lee, and
thus Captain Lee (aihe was then) became
the possessor of the finest estate on the!
Potomac, and also of a large estate known!
as the White House on the James River
—a place that has figured largely in
military operations on the Peninsula. I
am not familiar with the history of this'
estate but the old mansion looks as if it I
had braved the storms' of a century.—
Everything seems to, have been in har-I
mony in and about it. ' The sanctity of;
venerable - age is stamped upcn every
feature of the house and grounds. The!
collossal pillars on the !large 'portico are
nearly six feet in diameter ;the spider
as woven his silken net in the crevices
and on. the high :cornices apparently
undisturbed by the tidy servant for a
decade, and the bat may have reposed
here as generations haVe departed with
out resistance to his daily repose. The
tall columns support a,plain roof covering
the porticO, and rude elaborate carving
finishes both the external and internal
ranges ,of this massive structure. The
house is entered by a c wide hall, on the
walls of which are are aeries of very old
painting,._mostly representing revola
tionaryiittles. They are bat indifferently
executed, displaying very moderate
artistic skill,.and the frames a.,e heavy,
stained pinepand have been innocent Of
varnish fors quarter of a century. The
doors inside of the ball, and the anglels
toward the i stairway, are. graced with
huge deer antlers, probably • trophies of
some gay sporting days in the early hit ,
tory of Arlington Place. Over the win
dows, and irregularly in various places
in the hall, are indentations in the pla4-
tering, on which the art of frescoeing
seems to have leen invented. Here a
pack of hounds are in full chased' a hare,
and a troop of deer, and various othM.
chrobieles of sporting life are daubed ih
the rudest style. In the large rooms are
but few evidences remaininc , of the once
liberally furnished home of Gen. Lee.
The paintings are still on the walls, ani
a few toles- and chairs, all the worse
of use and age, are here; but nearly,
everyibing that could be carried off has
crone as' a memento of the rebel General
in chief. This curiosity seems to he
irrepreible with the American people.
An intelligent contraband, formerly one
of Lee'S slaves, informed me that when
Lee left he took only the furniture that
belonged to Gen. Washington, and "My
Lady Lee's" silver ware. A portion of
the furniture and articles he left behind
are now in the Patent Office, but van
dalism has done much to make vacant
places ib Arlington. •
Hard by, the man%ion are the ne g ro
houses;and a little to the rear are the
stables- 2 —all bearing the same evidences
of effort at display in architecture. The
negro houses have frescoed pictures over
the mildews—one of 'which represents
an eagle with a serpent in its - claws, and
the stable has the massive pillars of the
mansion in miniature, and all beat the
same Marks of age and ravages of time.
It would seem as if no repairs had ever
The large estate of some hundreds of
cres seems to have been wholly devoted
Ito pleasure. "Master, Lee," said one of
bis old slaves, "didn ‘ t raise nothing here,
and he kept only sixty slaves on this
I place. He raised all be used at the
1 White House—dere be kept over three
!hundred slaves." This was the whole
i story in a few, words. Arlington Place
was peopled with consumers—with sixty
rmenials to minister to the wants of half
la score of whites, and indolence has left
;its tracks in . wide spread decay. Now,
however, a village of freedmen nre guar-
Itered on the place. Much of the native
forest hbs been felled to clear the sweep
for the guns of the forts, anti the long:
Iworn oat and neglected fields are now.
made to bloom and give golden fruits by
the lab6r of the same slaves who hastened
its decay. A portion of the - estate, tn.!
circling the mansion on the left and in!,
the rear, is devoted to a soldiers' ceme. i
tem and there ate thousands of graveal
in regular rows to tell the sad story of.
this wicked rebellion.
Terrible indeed has been the retribii-1
Lion that has rollowed the efforts to .es.!
tablish Slavery by an appeal to war. Lee!
yielded to the mad current of perfidy that
swept the South in 1861, and drew his
sword against the most be:neficent. gov..!
ernment of the earth to make human
bondage eternal. Since then font long
years ° of bloody, :trilling:war have crim,'
Boned our history. At times-, the tide of.
victory hs.s seemed to swell toward the I
deadly fees of the Republic, and again it,
has trembled in the balance as if ready
to sweep resistlessly upon either side of
the unnatural conflict ; but at , last, after
years of agonizing doubt, of fearful sac-'
rifiee, of sublimest heroism alike in bahalf;
of tight and wrong, the fulness of His
time seems to be reached and. the life ofi
government to be fullyassured. The ;
slaves who once exhaust d the fields or
Arlington as menials, now make them i
rich with the fruits of industry inspired;
by freedom; and their once proud mas-1
ter is driven to the sorest extremity to!
defend the capital of treason, and appeals:
in vain to those who plunged him into!
war, to emancipate their slaves and send
them to his side to save the remnant of 1
his shattered army. Truly— i
'The mills of the Gols grind slorrly,
But they grind excedding fine I"
—But- enough of Arlington, an 3 I
must hasten from this grand theatre of
retribution and death to deal with the
future and theliving.—A. K. M., in the
Cita ntberslairg Repository.
We returned home on Thursday, says
an editor,after a trip of six hundred miles,
in about; three.and a-half days, l having in
that time passed oier four States, nine
railroads: four oxen and a baronehe. Any
person who has done more in that time,
will please forward his address,. and'' the
small Wane° he owes us.
A DILAPIDATZD pster
day met a rebel deserter from the Btb
Tennessee (rebel) infantry, who had just
been released, and, knowing him. very
well, I inquired after a . number of the
men and fqund that not one of tthem re
matned in the ranks.- lat length asked
him "when did yea leave ?" "Just.; after
ii - 60d,crossed the river," "How many
men did the reginient number then 7"—
"Why thelfact is," said he, "there is onlY
the colonel and one man left ;: there were
two of us before I deserted, and the other
man will leave at the first oppertnnity."
--4Vashville Correspondence; . Chicago
Journal. ". ,
SUNDAY USEFUL 11,EcEm9.—A hot
shovel held over varnished furniture
will take out white spots.-
-A bit of glue dissolved inj skim milk
and water will restore old craPe.
Ribbons of any kink shoald be washed
in cold s ap suds and not rinsed.
If yo r flat irons are rongh, rub them
well with fine salt, and it will make them
Oat straw is the best for filling beds.
It should be changed once a Year.
If you are buying a carpet for durabil
ity, chose small figures. -
A bit of soap rubbed on the binges of
doors, *ill Prevant their - creaking: .
Wood ashesland common salyset with
water, will stop the cracks of a stove j or4
prevent the smoke from escaping:
A gallon of strong lye put.in a barrel
of water, will make it as soft as rain water.
Half a cranbery bound on is corn will
kill it. •
In the winter, set the handle of your
pump as high as possible at night, or
thrOw a blanket over it:
AN 41Pot.pur—Senator (Sandler, o
1 3lichigan;teade the other day in the Sen
ati-the fo)<lowing apology. He said
i'The Senator from Indiana objects to
another statement that I made,which was
that the rebels were "hellish," or some
thinr, to that effect,. On reflection I think
I have done an injustice, end no man Is
more ready to apologise for' an iejustiet,
done than ram bat when I apologise
for that remark it will not be to the reb
els, but the inhabitants of hell." •
AN amusing indident took place at a
music store in a neighboring town, the
ether day, which is worth reading. A
fast young woman, who was dressed more
like one of our young Mississippi country
lasses than a city belle, entered the store
in question ) and gsked the salesman.to
show her rhe latest musical publications.
The young clerk, Mistaking her for a
"green 'an," handed down for Inspection
"Annie Laurie," "The Last
Rose of Summer" and the ''Old Arm
"Are these the latest publications you
have?" inquired the female.
"Yes, madain, these are the latest pub
lications isSuedl," responded the salesman.
"Do you know what I wish you would
do irith them ?" replied the woman
"Wrap them up for,you, ?" madam ans
wered the clerk.
"No," said she, "t haven't dine to take
"I will do - what yn wish with them.
madam," politely the young man.
"Well then," she responded ) you may
place this "Old Arm Chair" aside ) set
"Annie Laurie" in it, give her "The Last
Rose of Ilminer" to use 8.9 she pleases,
and put "Ben Dolt to kissing her, and let
them kisi away until I return.
A SAVANNAII belle stepped off the side
walk the ether day with a pouting expres
sion to avoid walkin g aides an American
flag; which hing in front of on officer's
head, quarters. Gem Geary; military
commandant _of the eitnimmediately gave
orders to have her promenade back and
forth under, the hateful symbol for an
hour ) as a warning for similar offenders.
TEtLix," said a farmer, "I should
make a good Congressman, for I use their
language, II received two bills the other
day, with a request for immediate pay
ment. The one I ordered to be laid on
the table, the other to be read that day
t&LINoIS is stetting to be a Cosmopoli
tan State. The Governor's message is to
be printed for distribution as follows ;
English, 50, 4 100 coppie.s; German,2o,ooo;
Sweadish, 1,000,; Norwegian, 1,000; Da
nish, SQO; Fre*, 600. •
W HAT a world Of gossip would be pre
vented if it was only remembered that a
person who tells you of the faults of oth
ers, intends to tell others of your faults.
1:101 1 7 TO LIVE LONG An old man on
being asked how he had lived to attainlso
great an age, replied, "When I could it
I Dever stood: I married late and Wps
soon a,widoirer,and Dever married again.°
If you doubt whether to kiss a pretty
girl give her the beaeat of the, doubt and
raItENDEPI TO A lacidra.—The eicrs
Att2l the occasion of s - otatr
liable incidents' as the feliewine par.
ph from a letter writtent in that city
D 'ring the:skirmish, u the. little recon.
noi.s nce 'made by. Stade= on our, left,*
coup e of soldiers of the colored brigade
cart , upon three,rebels - whose gunsltere
nab- ded, and denianded their unrreuder.
One pf the Johnnies Indignanily reffied
to p milder to a . i d—d n igg er. " it Mit
sorrmassy." said Samba, bringing bit
piec to a "ready," "but we's in a hurii a
and halo% got no time to,send for aerhite
man.!' Tho,ominons click that accoinis
nied lthe remark brought the . scion of chic
alryto time, and he was brought in °Ty
ing and swearing all the way that Lie
father would kill him if be heard that ii
had surrendered to a nigger.
1U ND WORD FOR "MOTELEft."-+
Despise not thy mother when `she is old.
Age may wear and waste a mother's besis•
ty, slrength, limbs, sense, and estate; bui
tier rOlation as mother is as the sun itheU
it gobs forth in its might, for it is alwtl •
in the meridian and knoweth no evenin
The`iierson may be gray headed, but her
motherly relation is ever in its 'ilonrisht
It may be autumn, yea, winter with
women, but *ith the mother, as mother]
it is always spring. Alas bow little do
we appreciate a mother's tenderness whi le
living! How heedless we are in all h 4
anxieties and kindness ! But when she
is dead and gone, when the earns and
coldness of the world come withering to
our hearts, when we experience bow hard
it is to find true sympathy—how few will
befrrend us in misfortune—then it is that
we think of the mother we have lost.
A BOY'S PRAYER.—Presbyteriao ale!.
gymnn in Northern New York had me
smart boys, just old enough to have ea•
quiring minds but not to discern the rea.
son Of things They were taught to pray
and Ole efficiency and need of prayr were
daily impressed upon them. Both boys
had a patch of "tucket" or "pop" corn ha
the i , arden, and the growing blades were
watched with intense interest, a Small
reward being held oat to stimulate ;their
indu!stry• One day, the father =Brink
nearlthe "path" beard the voice of they
vourigest solemnly engaged in prayr,
drariing near listened to the following pe
tition : "Oh Lord ) , make my corn groat
great bit , corn, bat make brother Sarn i a
gre4, all little nubbins i"
ORS or TeX WONDERS OP ME LAND.
—AI writer for a Boston paper, who halt
visited the great falls on the Snake river
the tiouthern fork of the Oreg on , says,;--
"The distance the whole vol ume of water
fails lin one sheet, is gOO feet. • Abov,e
there is '25 or SO feet fall before it reach
es the grand fall. The width of the greed
fall I should Judge to be about 2.500
feet.! I bare visited Niagara many time/
but !this fall eclipses far. Pour miles
further above we found another one of
less Note, where the water divides ions two
peril and falls a distance of 167 feet."—.
When the Pacific railroad is completed,
this ;will become a fashionable visiting
place, as Niag ara is now, with however a
wider range o curiosities, to attract the
attetition of visitors. '
"W i ill you help me out of this mudhole?"
said traveling druggist, who bad just
been! compelled to stop his team in a mud
bolei' because they couldn't pull tt out:
"No,:l can't atop," said the Yankee,
who ;was heavily loaded, and fe.arfitl he
would be late for the cars.
would take it as a great favor, be
sidei paying you," said the druggist.
"What are you loaded with? asked the
" rags and medicines," said he.
guess try and get, you out, theta
for am loaded with tombstones."
They were seen traveling together after
tbati . I
O,ESADENT LINCoLs attended Bishop
pson's lecture of our "National eon-
,1' the other night: The Disko 's
ire marks down the discovery of Call
da gold,the invention of the telegraph
3Ovemerits in ordinance and many nth;
ilid things : as special providences del i .
d by Deity to help us throigh wit h
itNa.tional Conflict," foreseen and'Die l
i d for by him. After e Bishop aiai
gh, 31r. Lincoln wal ed up, shook',
s and addressed i
go lm thus : "Ilisbopl i
was a god lectu e, a very good lee'
bat one thing you omitted. •AMOCI
our special providence% Jon neve
struck ile." '
IR. FE.V.tig.LIN i S celebrated recipe'fat
p sleigh riding runs as follows
.e hall in your night Clothes, with
; doors optp, 80 that you. can get
draft; your feet - in a pail of iet3fflnif
; tfrop the front door key down you!
; hold an, icicle in one hand and rink
'tea bell With the other. Re says you
I 't tell the difference with. ynur 0541
avid it ma great deal theapsr.