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any 1BU IMilWM wwt
Iffy UKwrhU upon expmuVm. wd Urn throw
BoaL bS-rt. mind, pw-ioM. feeUoct ttim c wok,
v AU Uut I wucW br -oozbt, MHSn I ..
Btv knw, M. and jet brealbe IbUom word.
And Uut one wvrd were Llgbtnlfit, J wooMfc
A wajr. awav, tbrongh the ftlfbtle-M air,
. fitmtb forth your iron threads
Tot X would not dfa mj uadaU fair,
With tba dntt ye Umrl j tread.
At. rmrftopaaUaiUliaplr .
" Let It reach the world aroaadj
And tbe Joaraej ye aAke In a hundred yean,
111 cleant a -Ino boand.
Thoarh I cannot toil tike the cmanleg alare
Te hare tttmn& with Iron kill.
To ferry erer tbe buosdlroo ware,
.Or miad in the ooUjr nillf
Let him sine bt. clant trnjth and -peed
Why, a stasle Malt of mine
Would (ire that ntonater a flight, indeed,
To tbe depth of the oceaae brine.
Ko! no! rn theapirUef lirbt and lore :
, To my nn-een hand tla cTren,
To pencil the ambient cloud above,
Aad polish tbe tare of bearen.
I ocattcr the p4dea ray- of fire
On the horizon far below.
And deck tbe aky where tbe atorma expire,
With my rtd aad daullog slow.
Tbe deepest reeewiea of earth are mla
I traverse Its silent cre;
Jl round me tbe atarry diamonds thine,
And the sparklinj flelds of ore i
And oft I leap from my tbmne on high.
To tbe depths of tbe ocean's care.
Where tbe fadeless forests of coral lie.
Far under tbe world of wares.
Lf r brlns
That larcll In a, siuleaa breast:
A tone of mo-lc that ne'er was caught
A wiird that was ne'er ezprraa'd.
Z dwell la tbe bright and linrnUbed halls,
Where the fountain of sunlight plr
Where Cie curtain or gold and opal fan
O'er the scene of tbe dying day.
With a glance I cleaTe tbe sky in twain,
I light It with a glare.
When fall the boding drop of rain.
Through the darklr-curtained air.
Tbe rock-built towen. the torrct grey.
The pile of a thousand jean.
Hare not the strength of potter cby,
Before my glittering spears.
fmm the Alps or the Andes highest crag,
From the peaks of eternal mow,
The dazzling f4d of my firry flag
Gleam orer tbe world brio w;
-The earthanake herald my coming power,
Tbe arabinche bound away.
And lhe bowline storm, at midnight hour.
Proclaim my kingly sway.
Te tremble when my legions come
TVhen my quirt-ring sword Iran out
O'er tbe hills that rtlHi my thunder-drum.
And rend with my Joyou shout;
To qnall on tbe land or upon tbe aeaa,
Te stand In your fear aghaat.
To see me burn the stalwart trees,
Or shlrer tbe stately maat.
The hieroglyph of the Trrslan wait.
The lrttcrs f high command.
Where tbe prophet read the tyrant fall,
Wemtraml with my burning bund;
And ott In fire hare I wrote since tben.
What angry llearrn decree!;
Bat the oealed ere 4 sinful men
Were all too blind to read.
At lact the hour of light I here.
And Kinga no mnre shall blind,
Jfor the btgiU crush, with craren fear,
Tbe forward march of mind.
The wrd of truth, and freedom rays,
Are from my pinion burled j
And snon the sun of better day
bball rise upon the world.
But away, away, through the chllesa air.
Stretch forth your iron thread;
For I would nut soil my Modal fair,
With the dust ye tamely tread.
At, rear It up on its million pier
Let It circle tbe world around s
And tbe Jourwy ye make in a bturlrcd year,
111 clear at a single bound.
THE BACKWOODS DUEL ;
rrro pebsoks killed atitu oxe blow.
" Dill Wade,n.Ba he was known among the in
habitants of the small village of C , in Mis
sissippi, was a ynuns man of about twenty-four
years of age, with a herculean frame, a big shag
gy bead, and small grey eyes that were as quick
tn light np with anger as to sparkle with a joke.
Bill was, by prolcssiou, a wood-chopprr; yet,
notwithstanding his humble position in life, was
quite a distinguished person in the small com
munity in which be lived. He was, in fact, one
of the hardy backwoodsmen of the time, (lam
r riling, reader, uf what happcnnljust twenty
one years ago this month,) w ho, though surroun
ded by inauy, bis superiors in wealth and eiliica
fJB; tivn, yet maintained his position among the first
in the little village in which be lived, partly be-
canse the community being small, every individ
ual occupied a position of relative importance to
wards his neighbors, aiid partly because no one
tared to slight, and in this way provoke tbe an
ger of so formidable a parsonage. Bill was, in
fact, a "Kcnamcr." lie could, for so ha said
himself modesty not being one of tbe virtnes of
the wood-chopper "whip any man ill the Coun
ty, and would rather pitch into a fair fight than
eat e'er a dinner cooked iu the State." No one
in tbe village appeared to dispnte his claim to
being the "best man" in the County, and Bill
indulged himself in the privileges appertaining
to the person who occupied so distinguished a po
sition. He expressed his sentiments in the most
fuariea manner npnn all subjecta and all persons;
"fur," said Bill, aud he undoubtedly spoke the
truth, "if I like a man, I tell him so, and if I
don't, he's pretty sure to tind it out." Iu short,
Bill was a burly bully, and, nnlike most of the
species, was " pluck to tbe back-bonr."
Abmit twelve o'clock an a clear, bright Novem
ber day, Bill was sitting upon au empty whisky
barrel, which was "beaded up in front of the
grocerr, the only store in the place, aud where
verytliing needed in the village, from a plow to
pint of molasses, was to be hail, whittling a
broken broom-handle, and entertaining his com
panions, some fonr yung men who were gather
ed ronnd, with hia remarks upon a youth named
Edmund Gaskett, who had, only a eonple or
(mouths before, entered the village. He could
.scarcely have been nineteen years of age, for hi
jialr face Vas as smooth and as soft as a girl's,
and no sign of beard bad yet made its appear
anr npou bis chin. In height he stood about
five and a half feet, with a slight fignre, a hand
some fare, au'il a pair of larce black even.
Ie oad only. c.i college a lew mourns berore,
and had esse to C to look after some lands
belonging to his mother, a wealthy widow, in a
neighboring State. Since his arrival in the vil
lage he had boarded at the house of Mrs. Barton,
also a widow, with an only daughter.
7 Lncy Barton wasjnst sixteen years of age, and,
" so the young men of the village said, was the
prettiest bine-eyed girl in the whole country.
Wade made love to her in hia rnde way, bnt
with littkfx or rather with no success whatever.
There was no congeniality between the gentle
bine-eyed girl, and the rnffian-like wood-chopper.
Gaskett, to make a long story as short as possi
ble, was at once smitten with the village maiden,
and the yonng girl, in a short time, fully recipro
cated his affection. The evenings were spent to
gether at the house of ber mother, and the yonth
sought no other society. Bill Wade of coarse
hated Gaskett, or human nature is tnnch the
same all the world over, and a snecmsfu! rival is
as sore to be hated upon the bluffs of the Missis
sippi, as npon the classic banks of the Arao. As
naual with him. Wade took no pains to conceal
his feelings. He had beea grossly rnde to.Gask
etton seerl occasions, even during the abort
time he had been in the village, and oneo remark
ed -loud enough for the-'yooth to bear, that h
-thought "it would be safer for that yonng pnp
'py, Gaskett. to take op hia trap an travel." J
though Wade had made thlsTrmark in tbe pres
ence of several persons. Gaskett made no reply
whatever, though Us dark eya moment gleam-
d with an expression of ferocity, which those
-wnoiuM not seen would scarcely have OsHeTed
possible, so ssd was the natural expression of his
face. But all this time Wade is sitting on the
np-tnrned whisky barrel. ,
"Boys," taid he, "111 tell you " t
yonng chap puts on any airs with me, 1H1 treat
him so he'll think he's upset a hornet's nest with
nothing on but his shirt." '
"Look here, Bill," said the most youthful of
the four, "you'd better leave that young fellow
be, or maybe, little as he is, hell pay yon np.
Tbe night you said he'd better take up his traps
and travel, tbongb he said nary word, I saw hell
shining out of Urth eyes, and ma) be bell scorch
you yet." Thwspeaker said this half in Jest and
half in earnest, but Bill laughed scornfully, and
" What! that popinjay f Why, be hasn't plnck
enough to fight a shadow; aud, if he had, I'm
substance, aud he couldn't stand that, I know;"
and Bill showed his enormous fist. .
"That's a fact," said another of his compan
ions, joining, for the first time, in the conversa
tion; "but suppose he'd propose shooting-irons,
would yon give him a showing!"
"Did yon ever know me to craw-fish out of a
fight yet!" rejoined Bill. "But," he added,"
"here he comes now, aud if he's pit any 'grit' in
him, I'll, give him a chance to show it, and ask
By this time Gaskett was qnite close to the
grocery, advancing with his eyes fastened firmly
on the ground, as though meditating seriously un
some important matter. When m itliin a few feet
of the door, he raised his eyes, and seeing, fur the
first time, the young men, he slightly Iwwed, and,
with a "Good evening, gentlemen!" proceeded
to enter tbe grocery. At that moment, Wade
placed his left foot in front of Gaskett, and, giv
ing it a sudden jerk to the right, the youth's feet
flew from nndcr him, and ho fell forward on his
hands. Quickly recovering himself, he walked
with steady step, though his eyes flashed fire,
ami bis face was deadly pale, to within half a
foot of Wadr, and said :
"Mr. Wade, I was not aware that yon and I
had erer liecn sufficiently intimate tn warrant
j onr joking with me in such a manner."
"Indeed!" sneered Bill; "maybe you don't
like falling on yonr bauds; p'raps yon like it bet
ter this away;" and, so saying, he gave the yonth
a Vigorous push on the breast, and at the same
time 'tripped' him from behind, and Gaskett
fell flat on bis bark. Rising from the ground,
he faced his assailant, with, as Bill's companion
bad said, "bell chining in bis ryes," aud said,
in b low, but terribly distinct voice
"Mr. Wade, ou will not refuse me satisfaction
for Ibis insult!"
"Nary time," answered Bill; "howll yon
"With whatever weapons yon may choose,
sir," rejoined U.i-lctt.
"I'e got no choice. Yon can name yonr time,
place and weaiHins, my young gsme-cock" Bill
had not left oil his Mieering manner "though I
reckon the time "ill be never, the place lion liar,
and the vcnions "
"Howle-kiiiies,:" interrupted Gaskett; "the
time now, and the place anywhere outside the
village. Are yon willing, or are yon a coward as
well as a bully f"
"By G d!" said Wade, rising in rage from
the barrel, "you shall M-e. Como along, my pop
injay." And then added, "name yonr second."
liaskrtt hesitnted a moment, an J then said, "I
need none. Yonr friends hero can be witnesses.
Seconds are useless."
"Just as you please." rejoined Wade; "but
wharsyonrwcnpousf Here's mine," nnd, niacins-bis
band beneath bis ciuit. be drew forth an
enormous Bowie-knife cueJi a one as the despe
radoes of the Sonth-nrot carried some twenty
years ago, aud which, more's the pity, arc "even
yet occasionally used to stttle riiflk-ullies.
l uave none, reniieii uasKcu, uui inai is
easily rcmcriitd. There arc some for sale in the
grrcery;"' ai.d, so sayiag, be stepped in tbe store.
"You'll find a mate for mine in there,"' called
ont the other; "and bo snre yon pay for it now,
for 1 don't think your chance for coming back to
do it is,worlh a d n."
Gaskett made no reply to the remark of his
antagouiot; but goiug up to the counter, pur
chased the knife from tbe stoorkeepcr, who, hav
ing heard a great part of the preceding conver
sation, kindly advised the yonth to give np the
idea of fighting Wade; "for," said be, "what
chance n ill you stand against a man likehiml"
Gaskett's only answer was to lay donu the mon
ey in payment for the wrajM-n, and turning, left
the store, fcllowed by the owner, who was re
solved, since there was to be a fight, to enjoy tbe
pleasure of witnessing it.
Jnst at this moment, Lncy Batton parsed the
grocery, on her way from a neighbor to her
mother's house, and seeing Wadr, with tbe knife
in his hand, and Gaskett pale as death he had
placed the weapon he had purchased out of sight
she at once surmi-eil that tbrre bad been a dif
ficulty, "and without hesitation, for she knew
every one of the party, she retraced her steps,
and walking np to tbe group, addressed herself to
.Gaskett, saying: .
"What is the matter, Edwin, that you look so
"I'll tell yon," broke in the wood-chopper;
"he's going to fight me Bill Wade and I reck
on that's enough to make any man turn pale."
-oiirriy, saiu me gin, mining to (iaaketf, lor
she had faced the wood-chopper as he hail deliv
ered tbe last sentence, "surely yon will not pay
any attention to what ke says;" and there was
a tone of contempt in the way she said he. "Come,
Edmnnd," she added: "I want you to walk
home with me."
"Hell go," again broke in Wade, "and glad
of the chance. He don't like tbe idea of standing
np to a man like nit"
"Yon shall see!" replied Gaskett, for the first
time breaking the silence- aud turninc for an in
stant his flashing ryes upon the wnod-chopprr;
anu, men laKing r-ncys nana, ne saui, "lie nas
insulted me beyond bearing, and if I submit to it
I shall feel degrailed. and "
"Fight him, then!" interrupted the girl, who.
with all her gentleness) was as high spirited as
ary woman in the land, and her blue eyes lit up
with a light that showed her whole soul was in
the words. "
The yonth pressed the little liaud he held, and
Mrinif " r!n.ul I..- i...n e... ka -. n tA
tnrneu from her quickly, for be was fearful of
suvning buujo feign 'l nraknens, aim ivsi&cu
away iu an opposite'dircction from which Lucy
The others followed, leaving the girl to contin
ue her way home unaccompanied, and tbe whole
party Wadr, his four friends, the shopkeeper
and Gaskett proceeded rapidly through the vil
lage, meeting no oqe in "the street, (all tbe inhab
itants being at dinner,) aud turning to the right,
entered among the tall pines that reared their
tufty tops npon either side of tbe mad; aud. af
ter walking for about five minutes, during which
time Gaskett said not a word, while Wade was
langhing and talking to his friends in the most
niicoticrrneil manner, they reacnea a spot jran
which the trees had been cleared preparatory to
erecting a cabin. Here Wade stopped, and said:
"Well, I reckon this is about as good a place
as any. What d'ye sav t "
"It will do," replied Gaskett, and he began
taking off bis coat. Wade did tbe same.
"Boys," said tbe latter, addressing those
around, "you will see fair play; but I'd advise
yon not to interfere, unless tbisoroung chsp
should bolt,' and tben," said he, winking at
bis companions, "be sure yon run after him and
bring Tnni hack."
This taunt was nnheeded br the other, who
had taken the storekeeper aside, and giving him
bis mother's address, begged, in case he fell, the
storekeeper would send toiue papers, which he
handed him, to his mother, and state how it hap
pened that he became engaged in this affair;
"and," said the youth, "tellber I bore all that
a man conld, before I sought this means of re
dress." Tbe shopkeeper promised, and again endeavor
ed to dissuade him from the encounter, but, turn
ing from him, Gaskett walked np to Wade, and
saying, "I am ready!" drew tbe knife from his
sheath, throwing tlie latter some ten feet from
him. Wade followed suit, and there they stood,
face to face the brawny wood-chopper and tbe
yonng student. The fh e others were some six or
eight feet off.
" Wherll yon have iff" said Wade, as he flour
ished his deadlv vham ra..vtt was nalo as
death, but his eyes glarrd like two living coals of.
Wherever mn nluu t- ...Iml "tine r1rn
care of yourself." and he na lance, at the
' othsrt brpart, Wade parried the Now, aad;l
made a back-handed stroke at Gaskett's neck.
Tbe yonth struck tbe weapon np with his own,
bnt not sufficiently high, for the point of the
knife struck him about an inch over tbe eyebrow,
and made a deep gash on his fsir forehead, from
which the blood spurted and ran trickling down
"I reckon you're abont satisfied!" said Wadr,
stepping back a couple of feet.
"You're mistaken, then," replied the. Other,
wiping the blood from his eyes with his left hand)
while bis right firmly grasped the knife, and his
eyes absolutely glared with the ferocity of a mad
tiger's making his face, now thickly smeared
with blood, look like a fieod's. "Look out," ba
continued, springing at the other: and forup
wards of a minute, thrnsts were made rapid as
lightning, neither pausing to see if tbe other was
hurt. At length Gaskett made a downward eat
at Wade's tarast. whs) being too late to parry it
with hia knife, threw up his arm, which was cut
to tbe bone, and tbe warm blood spurted from
the wounds full in Gaskett's face. Both recoil
ed ; Gsskett again wiping his face with bis hand,
while tbe horrified spectators cried, "That'll dot
that'll do!" while three of them advanced as
tbongh to place themselves between tbe wound
ed antagonists. But, before their purpose could
he accomplished, Wade, excited to demoniac fury,
rushed at the youth,, and again the thrusts be
gan. Face to face, they fongbt, each scorning to
yield an inch. Both were bleeding from twenty
wounds, and Gaskett's face was a stream of
blood; but his eyes never lost their wild bright
ness, anil his lips, though absolutely livid, were
as firmly pressed together as though tbey had
been hewn from marble.
At last Wade, excited to a pitch that made his
enormous strength almost supernatural, made a
side-long, sweeping en t at Gaskett's throat, which
no power of tbe other conld have turned aside.
Gaskett saw the danger, aud quick as thought,
dropping on his knees, escaped death ; then, as
he sprang to his feet, he made a back-banded cnt
from left to right across the abdomen of the
wood-clmpper, making a death wonnd, from
which the intestines protruded. Bnt Wnde had
his revenge, for seizing Gaskett by tbe hair and
tbe left baud, be drove his knife through and
throngh his throat, while at the same instant tbe
vonth sheathed hia weauon iu the bully's heart.
Wade fell back with the knife remaining in bis 1
breast. Uoskett gasped for a moment for oreatn,
and struck the air w ildly with his hands, striv
ing to tear the knife from bis throat. But his
strength was gone. He staggered and dropped
upon bis knees.
At this instant Lucy Barton appeared npon tbe
scene. She had followed the party, and bad ar
rived in time tn witness the last act of the trage
dy. She would have shrieked, bnt her voice was
choked with horror, aud rushing forward, she
knelt liefure her lover. For upwards of ten sec
onds be gazed at her with ids large, bright, ex
Cressive eye, and then, with a last gasp for breath,
c fell forwnnl on her liosom dead.
Four mouths from that day, a stranger, riding
through C on his way to Jackson, saw a few
iersons gathered round a grave, iu which a cof
fin was being lowered.
"Who's deadf "Tie inquired, in a low voice.
"Poor Lncy Barton," replied the. man he ad
dressed, looking 'up. ".Tlie knife that went
throngh young Gaskett's throat, touched her
And this was how Bill Wade killed two per
sons with one blow. ,
HOHK IM OU1U.
AHlen tn tbe craves wliere niv fsthrra now rest.
For I must tie coins star to tbe West :
I've sM my possessions, mj heart fills with wo,
Totblnlc 1 must leave them alas 1 most I cot
Farewell, ye Ult naks. In whose pleasing preen sliaite,
1 sportett tn chililhomt. In Innocence plaredi
My dns and my hatchet, my arrow ami oow,
.Are still in remembrance: slaa! moat I got
Adieu, ye loved seenes, which Mml me like chains,
Vhere on mv cray pony I praneM o'er the plains;
The deer and the tnikry I iracrd In the snow.
But now I must Scare all: alas! must I col
Sandusky, Tymocatre and Brokensword streams,
I no'er more shall see yon, except In my dreams t
Adieu to the marshes where cranberries crow
O'er the great Mississippi, slaa! mut I go!
Adlen U the road where for many a year
I traTel'd each Sabbath, the eospel to heart
Tbe newa was so Joyful, and pleased mo so.
From henoe where 1 heard it, it grieves me to go!
Farewell, my white friends, who first tancht me to pray.
And worship my ltaker and Savloor each day i
Pray for the poor Xatire whose eyes overflow
With tears at onr parting: alaalmuatlgo!
CHABI.ES jam eh lever.
This well-known novelist, whose recent death
at Trieste is announced iu our foreign telegrams,
was the son of an Irish architect, and born in
Dublin, in lcTJ9. Ho was originally designed for
tbe medical profession, and with that cud iu
view entered Trinity College, Cambridge, attend
ed lectures, and eventually took a degree. He
subsequently pursued a course of study at tbe
University nfGotteugen, and received a degree
there. With this thorough preparation for his
responsible duties, he commenced practice, and
in 1832, when the cholera prevailed in Ireland,
tbe Government appointed him Medical Superin
tendent of a large district which indnded the
City of Londonderry, and the ton ns of Newton,
Limavady and Coleraine. In this highly import
ant position he acquitted himself so well that
n hen the abatement of tbo disease rendered bis
further services unnecessary, he was attached to
tbe British legation at Brussels as its physician.
It was while thus engaged that he made his first
important literary venture by commencing as a
serial the story known as Harry Lorreqiier. The
success of this was so encouraging that ho con
tinued his efforts-in tbn same dinctinu, and pro
duced in rapid succession, Charles O'llallcy, Jack
Hinton, Tom Bnrkr, Knight orGwynnc, the Dal
tonj.anda nnmher of others, w hie'h need not be
rreanitufctni. While preparing the earlier of
these, he assumed, from 19-12 to 1845. tho rditori-
wl management of tbe Dnblin University Maga-.
ztne, and at tbe same time contributed liberally
to its pages. In tbe year last named, he retired
to the Continent, and took np a temporary resi
dence in a castle, in tbn Tyrol, afterwards loca
ting at Florence. In 1858 be was appointed by
Lord Derby, Vice-Consul at Spezxia, and in Fcb
rnary, 1867, was transferred In the same capacity
to inesie, wnere ne remained nntil his decease.
His last work noticed in our issne of the 2d
inst., is entitled Lord Kilgobbin, and the dedi
cation of thlslmtk has a melancholy significance
iu view of the recent sad event :
"To tbe memory of one whose companionship
made the happiness of a long life, and whose loss
has left me helpless, I dedicate this book, writ
ten in breaking health and broken spirits. The
task that was once my joy and my pride, I have
lived to find associated with my sorrow; it is not
tbsa without a cause, I say, I hope this effort
will be my last."
Dr. Lever, thongh not entitled to a place in the
front rank of fictioi. writers, was, and always
will be, an exceedingly popnlar author. His
novels are wonderfully attractive, to the young
especially, and la what may be termed military
romance he has never bad an equal. Rome of the
descriptions in Charles Ollallev and Tom Burke,
are magnificently done, and we may mention
particularly the battle of Ansterlitz, in the Ut
ter work, es a specimen of his peculiar style of
handling such subjects. Ex.
Mr. Hexkt HorniAX, Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Locomotive Firemen, in Conven
tion iu St. Louis last week, stated in his address
that "more than half the accidents that occur oo
the -various railroads throughout the world are
due to men who habitually nse intoxicating
drinks." It this is a fact, what becomes of the
regular verdict, "nobody to blame t" Is there
no wonder that Mr. Hoppman comes to the con
clusion that no man who uses intoxicating liq
uor is fit tor any position, high or low, on any
It is one hundred and thirty years since Handel
brought oat for tbe first time tbe oratorio of tbe
Messiah. IU success wsa so great, that at bs rep
etition tbelssHesof Dublin left their kobps at
boae, in ersVr that an. additional oaa bnAtbjsd
TROY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1872.
IJVsas sVf rUnia &Jt.
TsVK WAJMtT a.KTTaIatA
t C mart "1 hef
Bab-miix's Hotel, )
Baltimore, Jooly 8, 1U78. )
I am, ex a matter uv course, a delegate to the:
Baltimore Convenshan, wher I am to proudly
east my Vote fur tire favorite nr tbe Dlmocrisy;
llorris Greeley, the wood-ehopper of Chsppaquai
I do not feel in a pertikerley strong aid befthy
mood on the contrary, I am in a eaudishun so
dazed and bewildered, that I hardly know wher I
I -some here a Greeley man, I am a Greele
man. I am a leader nv tbe Dceple-nind conse
kently,bevn'tbutoneprinciplo Post OS. Core-,
viase me that a cardiijate is sound on that queas
tion, and, In tbe "wordruv the poet
Show me two candidates, one nr wieb Is sound
er than totber un the question of Post Oflis, snd I
am fur tbe sounder one, first, last, and all tbe
time. Nothing kin shake me in this.
Bat it aiot so with all men. Tber is a grate
mass who see suthin in politiks beside post oflis,
men with pet hobbies, wich they ride vehemently
and unceasingly, and who verily beleeve iu them.
I her biu interviewed by'doxens nr this most ez
asperatin and sole-wrann class for ten days. My
hed whirls es tho I bed bin sea-sick for a week.
Imajin me staudin at the bar at Barnum's Ho
tel, takin a sonl-soothin nip nr my favrite bev
ridge, whisky strate, with my white hat bangio
gracefully on my left ear, a dreamin peecefully nr
that conlin day when Greeley sbel be safe in the
cheer, and I sbel bev my commisbeu onct mora
bangin agin tbe wall nr tbe post otHs at the Cor
ners. Imajin one's beia roused from a revery so
delishns, by a loud mouthed cum slappin yon on
tbe back aud sboutin, "Jones, my boy take suth
in." On sich occashnns I alluz answer to the
name nr Jones, and responded with alacrity:
"Thank yoo don't keer ef I do." And then to
her this feller exclaim exultinly, " Wat a God
send Greeley is to us! I ana. from Georgia. Iwnz
in the rebel army, and wux compelled after the
war to jine with my aeighbors to restrain the
lawless violence nr the infuriated niggers and
northerners. We wuz opprest with military by
tho tyrant Grant, but now, thank Hcven, ther
sbel be no interference with us. The grate and
good Horris sympathizes with us. I hev it from
his committee in Noo York. Take snthin."
Tben, five minits after, imajin me salooted by
a Maine Dimocrat, with suthin like this: "Wat a
blesUn is Greeley! -With Greeley we shel her
reform and peece. Under Greeley ther will be
lawlissncss on thepartnvno ex-rebels; the Kn-klnz
will be pnt down by the power nv the military,
and the niggers will lie prntekted in thrr rites.
I know this will lie done, for Acr it from sis cost
sifter. Take suthin."
Fonr minutes and a baff after, another man
comes np: "Pennsylvany holds ont both her bands
for Greeley. Tlie viggerons old protecslinnist
the man wich hex fought the battle nr American
laber agin fnrrin pauper laber, kin always com
mand tbe voice nv Pennsylvany. Pennsylvany
goes for Greeley and Protecshun! Ther will be
no lowrrin nr tariffs nnder Honest Old Pig Iron
Horris! linitfromiitcommilttt. Take suthin."
In almnt seven minits, (before I bed another
drink fairlr down,) a Illinny man come boninin
np. "'Kali for Greeley!'" be veiled, "ilfali for
Honest Old Horriar" With the grate nwrrisat
the bed uv affairs, the bloated aristocratic mann
faktrrrra ur lVniisylvany and Noo England will
sing small. With tbe grata sn4 good agricnltoo
rnl and editorial wood-clmpprrnr the Th'toos, ther
will be no more npprcsheii nv the farmers nr the
Wi-st n ith tariffs and sich. 1 kev it from kh torn
aiitle! Take snthiu."
Iu ten minits afterward, afore that drink bed
pine tn that bnnrnc from which no drinks returns
reptin oner when I hed taken a dozen too many,
and wnz sick at my stnmick, wich wnz in my
vootlifnl days up' came a man hnwlin for "Gree
ley ami snershy payments," wich lie sed ke got
from Grttirfi committtt: jynl follerin him, wux
anotuer wicn nowinl liawsnureriey anil urccn
backs," wich be swore MaJsT from Grcrtty't com
mittee! Ther wnz one man proudly sportin a Greeley
and rrpudiashen liadge; another with 'Greeley
and payment of the debt in gold; ami every one
nv cm wuz jubilant at the prospect nv hevin his
ijers carried ont, fur every one nv em sed that he
hed full and positive ashoornnevs from bis com
mittee. I spect I shel hev tn take the stnmp this fall for
Greeley. I do it gladly, without eny ashoorances
from his committee, for nr course hell her to rare
for his supporters, and bein cared for is list now
my principle biznis. But I shel try and confine
myself to one seckshnn. Kf the Nashnel Commit
tee take me over'mneh territory, I want to know
exactly wat that territory is, and shel make a
man nr it, and shc,l rite on the margin nr each
seckshnn precisely wat the Icadin interest nr its
inhabitants is, and tn wst psrtickler policy it
will be nessary to pledge the grate and good Hor
ris. The notes will rnn thus:
Pexnsylvaxy. High tariff on coal aud iron
and sicb. Protecshun strong danger of iinpor
tasbun drain nv gold to pay for furren mann
facktnres wood you her our horny banded Iaber
ets redoost to tbe level nv pauper labor? Never!
Illmoy. Bread frslds nv'wheat'corn and cat
tle on a thousand hills. Agricultnr our nateral
pursoot. Wood yon tax tbe swet nr tbe honest
farmer or Illinoy to bild np tbe pnrse-prond aris
tocratic msnnfacktnrer u v Pennaylrauyf Never!
Nop England. Tariff on cotton goods, and
proteckshnn to the nigger in the South, and the
exeeooshen ur the laws, even ef military hex to be
' Sotmi Karolixt. Free trade altnz. In dee
st ricks wher ther is aobody bnt planners, no mili
tary too : wher niggers predominate, and are rea
sonable, military to protect em from infamous
And so on. Even with sicb preparnshnn, it
will be close and judgmatical work, bnt I kin do
it. Besides, them patriots wich expect to be
Postmasters snd sich, will alluz be on band to
post toe, so that I can't make any serious mis
takes. Wat a bnotiful thing it wood be to lie a Repub
likin, and her the same; thing to talk In all parts,
nr the country!
Pkrtolkum T. Nasat,
(Wich wux Pnrtusttcr.)
The New York Sttmiori gives the following
ravishing description of one of tbe great orators
of the New Jersey Legislature : , " Hark Anthony
Hercules Ryder is a splendid looking man. He
is tbe model of Mr. Greeley, ami' dresses in nrsty
black. He winds a eonple of yards of black silk
ronnd his neck, and ties it nnder his left ear.
ne wears a patent shirt-bosom, which is pulled
one side so as to display the nice red shirt under
neath. He sports a high, patent collar. Tbe
strings of it are loosely tied, and fall down on bis
njfanly bosom. A blsek cord attached to bis eye
glasses meanders orer bis bearing chest. He hss
a bald snot on the top of bis bead, full beard and
an eye like a bullet- He is portly and rery band
some, and his garments have a soapy' look. His
eonstitnents call him tbe 'Pampered Child of
We once beard an anecdote of a dying clergy
man that conveyed a solemn snd most beautiful
thought. Tbe last sands were well nigh rnn, ami
in a faint voice tbe divine was dictating to an
amaanrnsis who had written, "I am stHUn tbe
Isnd of tbe living." "Stopsaid thegaspingman.
Correct that and make it read 'I am still in the
land of the dying, but I hope vans to be ia the
land or the living.'" And. so it is."
A XEtomoajso exchange says oaa of the fash
ions of this season fa te lead over " tBe '
vertisemenU ia a paper and sea if all the stores
are in keeping wit tbe season and styles. If yon
siusut familiar asms
m oa laa lis aw aassuraaai
men, yon may knew that tber an not keeping
'np with tbe times, aad ire keeping
oa this aecoaat.
city, which baa asm eareraUy pieatrrtd aH tbJe
USBab wa tnvpy wwwst j sm sanMj
TtsfPi-Ute Isstasae W
msTs. s StW aaJamnas, tWs. I
C8f InM SsBflW SmMT W9 Vav
cntfrabrtaiaa.: ' '
BT OCTBI BU3Q0B, aQ
f wonder what tto letters arata !
I wonder If they afcrsr . .
lost omo sra MIHPM U"
Asa anaaa ar atsmstrsa Ww'
If ytaw I wonder which tbey I
I cannot tn caaynat
Whether t la honor ar disgrace
Tta tree, that la another land
sots tba (sin tot ray that "a show
- From thn adslltUirt Hirsco I
. I esnnot tell ran yont
Why I aboaU. wnila, eonM, sexht to write,
"Sam Johnson, KV
"And writing ta s sua at parts.
Whoa claim, to BMMr few
Fn sslrliij ot'eas.srsttorlog wards.
What Ao tbe lettars shaw I
That they viD Intra cast aa hbn,
I cannot think ess yew I
Wo nothing add. air, thongh w write
" Bnt we most some distinction auks P
Indeed! T is very right:
Bnt qtrita aa easy tor the blind
To tell ths dark from light.
What court ahall ait upon the claimat
I would not dare would yoo 1
Say who shall be s staph) Max,
And who SB E-s-q.
If thou would'st challengn men's' respect.
So labor that thy aanw
May glistea with aa Inborn light
Upon the scroll of fame.
Our rtrj schoolboys, sir, would laugh
And an, 1 think, would yoo
O'er " Commentaries, written by
1. Csrasr, E-s-q.e
1 really wonder ssea of rank.
And men of grains, too.
Don't drop forever, sad st once,
Tbe aenseleas K-q-See,
gentlemen, we nameless folk
Are suing after you i -I
marvel that you still wQl use
Fm ne reformer: would not choose
To nuke myaelf a saark
For Custom 'a arrows, whDa her curs
In stapld chorus bark.
Follow the fashion, if yea please
It suy be meat for yaw
But let me shoot for rarer game
Than common E--q.
HERBS' WIt.RSlfaj iltmfC.AT IfATICK,
The Senator not being at home, I made no ef
fort to see the interior of his unpretending dwell
ing. It is very plain, surrounded by a hedge,
the entrance to tbe house being from a side piaz
za, and the doable parlor windowa face the
street. Tbe street runs straight and level for
about a mile, and is rather compactly built, and
ornamented with shade trees on both sides. I
was fortunate in finding a gentleman" who bad
been acquainted with Mr. Wilson since 1833, to
whom I am indebted for tbe materials gathered
concerning the place and its principal citizens.
He describes Wilson as he was
WI1EX AX APPRENTICE,
on his first appearance in Massachusetts, dressed
in plain homespun, rongh in manner, with an
impediment in bis speech which made it difficult
to understand him when be spoke hurriedly,
thoroughly in earnest, determined to know what
was to Iw known, and to be a man. He was not
ashamed to work, and there was not a lazy bone
in his body. His ambition was to work more
hoars than any other man in town, and never let
ji bnlf hour g by wllbowt having accomplished
an allot ten tasic, so tuat at tlie end ot eacli day,
each week, each month and each year, a given
number of pairs of shoes were tnmed ont, and
for nil such holidays aa political conventions,
public meetings, recreations, Ac, time had tn be
gained. This made tbe hunts of work from five
a. m, to nine p. m. One night per week was de
voted tn a debating club, with, such additions at
either end of the day as became necessary to gain
the time for other duties and pleasures. After
nine o'clock work was suspended, when tbrre nr
four hours were given to study, reading, compo
sition, and conversation with young men of Lis
own age and pursuits.
The gentleman with whom I conversed related
how he and a few other young fellows were out
skating one night, and after eleven o'clock tbey
took a turn up a brook and narrow rnn of mead
ow which was covered with ice, till tbey came in
sight of a light in a little ten-by-twelre building,
low, dingy, and filled with
and looking in, they saw Henry Wilson hard at
work, a Imok on one corner of his bench, evident
ly intended tn be used for tbe snatchiog of a few
sentences at intervals, when hia wearied arms and
hands required a moment's rest. Two of them
went in and talked for two hours, while he kept
on at his labor and added twenty-five cents to
his stock of worldly goods. This wss one of the
nights when time waa to be gained, aud the con
versation enabled him to work an hour or two
longer than ho intended.
In this manner he pegged away until he had
accumulated; more than eight bnudred 'dollars;
hia,debU were all paid, anew suit of clothes in
dulged in, and at the age of twenty-three years
be started for an academy in New Hampshire.
Soon after this, by tbe failure of a friend to
whom his money was loaned, every dollar was
lost, and yonng Wilson was compelled to com
mence life anew. "When I beam of this disas
ter," said the gentleman, "I conld not keep
back the tears' Such wss the interest this
youth excited among bis sssoeiates.
Bnt he was not discouraged only for tbe mo
ment; and, gathering np his resolution and ener
gies, started once more at the foot of the ladder,
fought bis way np again step by step, ami, while
rising and showing others tbe way to rise, kept
his sympathies fresh with
THE TOIUXO MTWADS
who are wearily fighting, at great odds, the bst
tle of life, and carrying with him the respect aud
good will of all classes and of all parties in the
enmmnnity where he ia known. Tbey univer
sally speak of him in the highest terms as a man,
and only a few complaints of him aa a politician.
being notably those who bave'bren disappointed.
in not receiving expected recognition lor services
rendered. 4?o leading politician can return favor
for favor in kind, and benee some must he disap
pointed in hopes and calculations. rklloittfUa
Ttx Watejuso-Pots for Mixxesota Fabmebs.
Mr.Grreley writes tn the Hon. Willism L. Ames,
who is. next to Long John Wentworth. tbe creat-
est of living Libera, Bepnblican agriculturists,
that having retired from tbe TVibsae instead of
irom unappaqoa, no win usts uon v aecp up
his correspondence on agricultural topics, and
that he will continue to send practical binta for
tbe benefit of Minnesota farmers, as tbey occnr to
him from time to time. Mr. G. says he is happy to
learn that the drouth in this region is broken, for
the failure of crops would be fstsl to tbe bones of a
purely agricultural candidate for tbe Presidency.
Before hearing of this favorable turn, be writes,
be bad about concluded a contract with a Chap
paqna tinsmith to snply every Minnesota farmer
with a four-gallon tin watering-pot, in order that
the producers of this State might irrigate tbeir
fields and save tbeir crops.. Pud. Prom.
Uxse Louis Pbillipe, a brother of M. Thiers
died, (so tbe story goes) and bis widow asked ber
minister sesB rere to allow her a pension. He re
fused. One bright afternoon, riding toward tbe
Are of Triumph, be disewrerrf a large handbill,
which read: "Madame Thiers, tefts saw, it,
dealer in gingerbread, cakes and cilectionery,"
Vr. He reajiteanel to-day tbe aMer-la-law is
a pensioner on tbe gorernaaeat of Fraace.
AX intereatingllteraiy rBe fat amtMtwaerd to be
for aslcemong tbe M8. reelection of ths htto Br
Charles T -trar. GarteTBtiaf; at Arm K Is Oliver
Goldsmith's "Political Thnr at tba FYesent War
with America upon Great. Brittala, France, Pras
sU, Germany, saw Holland" Hgfaal ante
graph auaascxiat, pages fstnVbe&ved Mb.
napablislsmi. . -
natae. sal bmbTbi mm seam
b Buns ft sun,.
"FostEra," ia tbe tstbaik
II ii li i sialism Bill amalnl
afiiiaiiHi laiinatatnw i"V '
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jUvbcsstks sr PtJatiilc ncit.
MX COL. t. W. rOBXETi
Is it not true that the public men best -abused
are the best remembered t Certainly Andrew
Uackon looms np through all the mists and mis
representations ,of the past like a great statue
founded aa if to last forever. Witness the tribute
paid to bis memory by Henry A. Wise in his justs!
Clisneu ooos g. book oilier enougn as regards
ton and others, bnt abounding in compli
ments to tbe hero President, of whom Wise, dnr
ing his early career in Congress, was perhaps the
most Violent assailant. .Witness, also, the extnf
ordinary memoir of James Parton, the most caus
tic and remorseless of critics. Never shall Lfor-n-et
tue enlrxrr of Geore-e Bancroft, nronouueed
1 twenty-fix years ago, wnile he was Secretary of
. , - a... Z-l r A . -
L the ivy unoer frusiuent foix, alter toe tuieiii-
rce or the- death oraaetcson aad been received
Washington. The aflneuee of genins nerer
produced a more exquisite offspring. Tbe rapid
ty with which it was prepared, the fervor with
which it waa nrcmsnnceu. and its effect noon the
public mind, excited the wonder and delight of
toe followers of uid Hickory; ami it you turn to
it now, you will And it surpassed by nothing in
tbe interesting volume which preserves the
"Jacksou Obsequies." At the end of nearly a
generation, we find the anient expressions of a
partisan Cabinet Minister equaled by the more
deliberate praise of former political adversaries.
Why is this f Simply because Andrew Jackson's
inspiration throngh his whole life was a passion
ate love of the Union a fixed and even fcrocions
determination tn put down its enemies at what
ever hazard nr cost. Henry Clay aud Daniel
Webster lived in the affections of posterity more
because they were animated by th same princi
ple, than because of tho fame of the one as an
orator aud the other as a statesman and jurist.
They forgot jiarty hen their country waa in per
il, burying or postponing animosities as against
even their severest foe, Andrew Jackson, when
he struck tbe key-note, and declared. that "the
Union must and shall be preserved." Something
like this was the seeue between George Wolf and
Thaddeus Stevens, some thirty-six years ago,
when, in the midst of the memorable anti-Masonic
excitement which Stevens beaded against
Wolf, Dallas, Bev. Mr. Spronl, aud other Masonic
dignitaries even to the extent of threatening
tbem with imprisonment Wolf and Stevens for
got their envenomed quarrel in the .ardor with
which they together pressed forward tbe great
canse of popular education. No name can per
ish from memory or history that is truly identi
fied with cizilization and liberty. I was talking
of these things the other day with an old Ohio
Whig, at present a Republican, -when he related
an anecdote of Old Hickory, which I bad never
heard before, and which I think worth preserv
ing. After Jackson's first election, in 1828, a
strong effort was made tif remove General ,
au old Revolutionary soldier, at that time Post
master in one of the principal New York towns.
ne had been so fierce an Adams man that the
Jackson men determined to displace him. He
was no stranger to Jackson, who knew him well,
and waa conscions of his private worth and pub
lic services; bnt as the effort to get his place
was a determined one, General resolved to
undertake a journey to Washington for the pur
pose of looking after liis-caae, Silas Wright bad
jnst left his seat as a Representative in Congress,
from New York. Never was the Empire State
more ably represented. Cool, honest, profound
and subtle, Mr. Wright waa precisely the man to
bead a movement against the old Piwtmaster.
His influence with Jackson was boundless. His
tnree in debatemsde'hinrarmarch fbr-tliergiantB
themselves; and as Mr. Van llnrrn was then
Jsckson's Secretary of State, the combination
was powerful. The old Postmaster, knowing
that these two political masters were against
bim, called npon tho President inimtiliately np
on his arrival, and was most court eonslv received
and requested to call again, which.be did several
times, but nothing was said about the postoffice.
Finally, the politicians finished their protest and
sent it forward to Mr. Wright, with the request
that it should be delivered at the first opportu
nity. Tbe old Postmaster heard from his friends
at home that the-, important document was on its
wsy, so he resolved on a coj dt main. Tbe next
day there was a Presidential reception, and aruoug
the early visitors was General . After a
cordial greeting by Jackson, he qnietly took his
seat ana waited nntil tbe long train of visitors
bad'dnly sainted tbe nation's Chief, and had
passed through tbe Graud East Room on tbeir
way home. Tbe President turned tp his venera
ble guest with some surprise as be noticed him
still seated on one of tbe sofas, and entered into
familiar conversation with him, when to his
amazement, the old soldier said: "General Jack
son,1! have come here to talk to you abont my
office. The politicians want to take it from me,
and tbey know I have nothing else to live npon."
The President made no reply till tbe aged Post
master began to take off bis coat in the most ex
cited nianuer, when Old Hickory broke out with
the inquiry: "What in Heaven's name are yon
going to dot Why do yon lake off) oar coat in
this public placet "Well, sir, I am going to
show yon my wounds, which I received in fight
ing for my country against tbe English!" "Pnt
Hon at once, sir!" wss tbe reply; "lam much
surprised that a man of yonr sge should make
sneb aa exhibition of himself." and tbe ryes of
tbe iron President were suffased with tears, as,
without another- word, he bade his ancient foe
good evening. Tbe very next night the crafty
and able New York politician called at tbe White.
House ami sent in his rant. He waa immediate
ly ushered iuto tbe presence, and fonnd Jackson
in loose' gown and slippers, seated before a Mar
ine wood lira onietlr smoking his long pipe. Af-
I ter the ordinary courtesies bsd been exchanged,
et.. ..i:,t-i.. s li. i..l.- fr v...-.,-
IIWIWUIKiUVpCnUI UIB uwizci. .cuaiauv-
ed tile district from which the venerable Post
master bailed; said the latter had bern known as
a very active advocate of John Qnlncy Adams;
that' he bad literally forfeited his place by his
earnest opposition to tbe Jackson men, and that
if he were not removed tbe new Administration
would be seriously Injqanri. He had hardly fin
ished tbe last 'sentence, whrn Jackson sprung to
bis fret, flnng bis pipe into the fire, and exclaim
ed, with great vehemence: "I take the conse
quences, sir; I takn the.- onaoqneneen. Br tbe
Eternal! I will' not remove Tbe old man lean
not remove him. Wbr. Mr. Wricbt. do von
not know that he esrries mnre than a pound of.
British lead in bis body T" Tbst was tbe last or
it- He who was stronger than eonrts, courtiers,
or Cabinets, pronounced bis fiat, and the happy
old Postmaster next day took the stage snd re
turned home rejoicing.
No raiEXDStrrrs can exist long where the reck
onings are not brief. Payment on tbe spot, to
the instant, with no arrears f interest acenmn
lating payment of a pleasing kind rendered ont
of hand, with no grudging, overhauling of mar
gins, and with Jnst that small snrplns which re
fnsra cbsnge; psyment of an unpleasant kind
made at tbe time, so that there shall be no silent
growth of compound interest for offense taken,
mrhspa without occasion, or may be with ample
causes for slights here and hnfls there, and a gen
eral overboiling of bitter blood; payment of law
ful dnea, payment of generous giving, all made
wilhrmt delay, and without stint for the good, or
keeping a mnning aeeount bearing interest Tor
had. Thia is the way to grow friendships of long
date and healtbr condition; and of all modes by
which affection Is endangered, that of "keeping
back" is the most perHoas aad tbe meat foolish.
AnintrEM of Luther frarrd that the only copy
of bin Bible wss really destmvwlat Erfurt, bnt
it appears tbrre are still five Bibles with his au
tograph aad holograph extract preceding tbe ti
tle nage One of these is is tbe Qneen's library
at Windsor, another in tbe Berlin library; anoth
er m tbe Wintry of Munich, a fourth in tba BrlN
ish Mnseam, aad a fifth is owned, by a private
English fentleaua,Mr. W.G.Tbtwpe, Glou
cester. rVjnTEBOtrrin Wisconsin harmg, lor seme nn
expbabaed reason, nressiiml to look Into a geogra
phy, has dleuuurtd a strHdaa; rihtaaai between
tba naribwest losnstey Haw af that .twate and
tbe three seat postage wrtiaB st Cranial Wash
r7?r tts. uf-"-- '-k ,
WHOLE NUMBER. 766.
Om day I chanced to meat.
In the street.
A pretty little chad, .
Crrtng bitterly nnd wild:
- What alls the little, one Vi said L.
Sobbingly he nude reply.
As he raued hia early head.
14 Xay, my darling, do not weep;
Baby 'a only goneto sleep :
He win aoea wake up scats!'
But my words wetwall in vain i
" Ho has nover slept ao long t
Ha la gone, forever gone:
For, kind air. my mother said
Baby's dead r
Then I took htm hy ths hand,
fttravs to nuke hiss understand '
How, no happier than we ...
Baby waa with Deity!
Butwas throwing words sway;
For, ever snd anon, he'd say.
As he. weeping, raised his head;
So within these hearts of ours.
In life's later. Autumn hours.
Stricken hnpra. like withered lowers.
Rustless we tread i .
when name favorite wish ia en
Or some cherished hone is lost.
To our souls, all tempeat-tneasd.
"Baby's dead r
Kindly words and gentle deeds,
To tho heart that inly bleeds.
Bring but little coaadatioa
To the spirit's desolation; , .
li. fur sye. sweer. Hope hath Sea;
"Baby's dead !"
Forever dead t
A K.AIWS AaTTIttT.
His Early Capture fey the IasUaas,
In tbe Helena, Montana, Gaxttle we find qnite
an interesting account of tbe adventures uf a
boy, responding to the name of Billy Bent, who
was brought up by old Col. Bent; of Bent's Fort,
on the Arkansas river, and who is known as ona
of tbe early pioneers of this region. The boy was
purchased by Col. Bent from a strolling band of
Cheyeunes. AH thst young Beut knew of his
history, wss what the Cbeyennes related to Col.
Beat, on bis purchase, which was to the effect
that during the California emigration across the
plains, a train was attacked by a land of Cbey
ennes, and the whole party was butchered with
the exception of Billy, who was then a suckling
infant, and be was cared fur and brongbt up br
ibe Indians who captured him, and taken with
them throngh all their wanderings, from ths
Arkansas river tn the Red river of the North, and
wbeu purchased by Col. Bent, be fully believed,
be was au Indian, and conld apeak no other lan
guage but the Indian dialect. Billy was taught
tbe English and French languages, and to rear
and write at Fort Bent; but bis roving disposi
tion led him, when able tn handle a riSo and rids
a caynse, to desert his benefactor aajj seek his
old hannts among the Indians. In the fall of 1863
he turned up in Helena, Montana, and sought for
and obtained employment in tbe Gazette job of
fice, and remained there long enough to earn tba
Crice of a horse, rillo and outfit, when beattached
imself with the surveying party of A. J. Sim-,
ninns, who were reported a few days ago to have
been massacred by a ferocious band of Sioux.
Later advices, howeves, show that 8immons and
bis party are all right at Fort Musclesbell, while
Billy is preserved to continue his bold adven
tnrrs.. He is a natnral artist, and will sketdr
from memory any mountain scenery asked for.
He-otnted tbafrtne 'Sqwnw-tawgbt him howto
paiut rude figures of birds and animals upon
roln-s, bnt one day he found a case of pencils and
a Hndson Bay receipt book, and on each receipt
was tbr picture of a female. He had never seen,
anything like it beforehand having learned tho
nse of the pencils, he soon learned to draw a fao
simile of the cut, and from practice became a
first-class sketcher, as related above.
A afrteruslaed Iaallaa Fighter.
A correspondent of the Chicago Trisaae gives a.
graphic description of an Indian fighter. He sayst
"At Fort D.J. Russel near Cheyenne which ia
no fort at all, bnt merely a beautiful villa of
barracks, officers' quarters, collages, and along
green lawn, where a band of mnsie jilaya every
evening I beard an account of suDfilcer celebra
ted for Indian prowess. The subject waa tbe war
in Arizonia, and Crook'a subatitntlon for Stone
man. 'Ob, Indian hunting is Crook's speciality,'
says one. 'The fact is-Crook is nothing but an
Indian any way. I mean that his mind, physiog
nomy and edncation are all Indian. Look at his
face the high cheek bones, the contour of the
sknll; snd his manners stolid, separata and ad-"
verse to talk. He is a perfect Indian in eudur
"Ho can take his gun and cross the desert, sub
slstingon the way, where you wonld starve. Per
fectly self-reliant for any venture, delighted wtttt'
lonely travel and personal hazard, carrying noth-j
ing bnt his arms, be will walk after a trail air
day, and when night comes, no matter bow cold,
he wraps himself In an Indian blanket, bumped
up, Indian fashion, nnd pitches himself into a'
heap of sage brush, there to be perfectly easy till
morning. He will follow an antelope for, three
very little to eat. Abstemious, singular; utterly
ignorant of fear, and yet stealthy aa a rat, be re-"1 -joices
In exile, is shy of women and strangers;
and when he wss a cadet be bad all tbe same
traits. The other, day he departed for Arizona
with one soldier his rifle, aad two clean shirts
tbe latter he took- only to. be presentable on tbe
ateamer. His slyle is to, hunt cootinueff hiding;,
places by day for bia command, and move" then?
upon the Indians by night; and ran outwit the'
keenest Indians in'the country. When be was in
command iu Oregon, his wife, who had taken the
responsibility of following niui, although herself
gently reared, shared bis quarters out Iu tbe wily
derneas. Crook did not bare tea dollars' wb'rta!
of furniture iu bis quarters. Sometimes be would
remark: 'Well, I'm going off.' And he would be"
gone a week, perhaps,, scouting, and return just'
when be liked, bis wife saying nothing. IfCrookr
don't get killed; bell dean out tbe Apaches, pro
vided tbe politicians let bim alone, lie ought to
lie kept in comma ml there in Arizona' till tbe
Apache question is settled."
y It is by ao means so easy to get a manuscript
printed as some' unsophisticated antbors fancy,
for it has to run the gauntlet of those terriblft
persons known aa "readers," .AH great publish
ers, like tbeeiarpers, tbe Appletons, etc:., bare
several regular readers, besides others, eminent
in their various professions, whom, tbey consult
in relation to works of tbeir several specialities;'
Their function is to give full consideration to,
and their best advice upon, all matters submit-,
Ted to them. For this they receive a salary;' trhdr.
it wonld he considered ou both sides a breach of
trust if they accepted any compensation "what
ever from the aatbor for their work. Ia .fact,
unless there are special reasons to the contrary,
the conscientious "reader" prefers never to sexV
tbe author in relation to the boob while the
question ia pending. When be ban read tbe man
uscript be writes an opinion, which he returns to.
the firm; sometimes expressed In a few words
aooVetimes in aa elabor.te analysis and criticism.
Bnt in any case hs never recommends stbook ex
cept sfter careful consideration. These opinions,
are carefully copied Into a book aud treseTreat
for reference. If the first rradrr'a verdict- is ta
roraUe, the manuscript U then, sent to another,
reader, who knows nothing of what bis predeeea.,
aor ban uM- Usually, and' in-all cases of any
I. vvi.j. irunin(ynu bv three, different per
sona, the firm omsidrr that they hive aterisla
suBeirot for decWoa ia the esse- i isjnf at f-
Tbtxe are aaasa new words sat to ha jawadfas
tbaanamiaamTtfcmary: Hern MVjTswh.
the Chlef' P-t: "WoodhalliM" H-M- smhV,
exility in a dintaat country with inmrtiiy sWi
wfC Brigbamy ; H ""j i
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