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SOL. SILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 48.1
THE OL.B COUVLE.
It ntwda In a sonny meadow.
The house o mrmr and brown.
With lu cnmbroos. old atone chUnneTa,
And the en j roof alopinj: down.
The trees fold their grem anas around it.
The tree a century old ;
And the winda go chanting through them.
And the sunbeams drop their gold.
The cowslips spring in the marshes,
And the rcme bloom on the hill;
And beside the brook in the pasture.
The herds o feeding at wilL
Th children h re pone and left them i
They sit in the nun alone !
And the old wife's ears are failing,
Aa abe barks to the well known tone,
That won her heart fu her girlhood.
That has soothed her in many a care,
And praises her now for the brightness
Her old fare nurd to wear.
She thinks a-ain of her bridal ;
How, dmuM-d in her robe of white,
6he stood by her cay young lover.
In the morning s rosy light.
Oh ! he morning Is rosy as ever.
Bat the rone from her cheek Is fled ;
And the sunshine still Is golden.
But It falls on a ailvered head;
And the girlhood dreams, once vanished.
Come Itack In ber Winter time.
Till her feeble pnlses tremble
With the thnll of Spring time's prime.
And. looking forth from the window.
She think bow tb trers have crown.
Since, clad in her bridal whiteness.
She criMMcd the old door-atone.
Though dimmed ber eve's bright azure.
And dimmed her hair's young gold,
Tfar lot e in her girlhood ilightru,
lias never grown dim noruIA.
Tber sat in peace In the sunshine.
Till the day was almost done;
And then, at its clone, an angel
StMn o er the threshold stoue.
He folded their hand together.
He touched their eyelids with balm ;
And their but breath floated upward.
Like the clone of a solemn pnslm.
like a bridal pair they trareraed
The unwrn. mystical mail.
That leads to the beautiful citr,
" WhoM bniMcr and maker in God."
PerhsM, in that miracle country.
They will gire her lost youth back ;
And the flowers of a vanished Spring time
Will bloom In the spirit s track.
One draught from the Hring waters.
Shall call back hia manbood'a prime,
And eternal years shsll meaaure
The lore that outlived time;
But the shapes that they left behind them.
The wrinkles and allien hair,
Made holy to na by the kiMea
The angel had printed there.
We will hide away neath the willows.
When the dar is low In the west.
Where the snnbeams cannot find them,
Nor th wind disturb their rest ; ,
And well snfft-r no tell tale tomb-stone.
With age, aud date, to rise
O'er the two who are old no longer.
In the Father's bouse in the skies.
HOW I FIRST MET MY WIFE.
BV J. W. WATM1N.
There was always a mystery hanging about a
certain way that Morgan had, and in which he
was always joined heartily by bin wife my own
cousin Slay Stevens that hail been a way that
troubled my curiosity much, until the one event
ful Evening that it was satisfied by hearing the
All that long sentence, without telling what
that way was, or how ho was joined iu it by May.
It was simply this: that every time a word was
spoken that led to the period when Charley Mor-
tpui first met my cousin May, they would lmth
augh very heartily; but would always refuse to
tell at what they laughed. This was certainly
-very provoking, and I had little hesitation in
telling them so not once, but many times at
which they laughed more heartily than ever, and
always ended by kissing each other,"and looking
I determined to have a solution of the matter,
if for no other rcasou than that it worried me. I
am but a woman, and having pleaded to the pot
session of curiosity, I see no reasou why that foi
ble of my sex should elicit no charity, and no
reason w by sometimes it should not be indulged.
With tliis resolution, I set forth one evening,
when we three, Morgan, May and myself, were
drawn up before the fire, and fairly settled for a
talk. There was no nse mincing mattcrswas my
first idea; aud with this thought, I dashed bold
ly in with:
"Mr. Morgan" I usually called him Charley,
but I was desirous of showing that I was really
in earnest "Mr. Morgan, why do you always
laugh and look at May, when the subject of your
first meeting with her is spoken of"
This, I was sure, w as a simple question ; and
yet, instead of answering it in a simple way, they
went back, both of thcni.oii the old plan, aud
laughed as though the wonls I had just spoken
were the very best Joke in the world. I conld do
nothing, of course, but look gra e aud solemn,
nhich, in a few moments, brought them both to,
looking the same way; and then May spoke to me
seriously, and said:
"Consin Jane, yon take our laughing much
more earnestly than I thought you would. It is
only a little memory lietween Charley and I that
brings the laugh; to us it is a droll remembrance,
bat, perhaps, in telling it, there would be nothing
to amnse any one."
This explanation brought back my good hu
mor in an instant, and, with a smile, I said:
."Now, May, this is really unkind of you; for
so long have you excited my curiosity, that, even
-were the story not worth telling, you should tell
"Well, consin Jane shall have that story, May;
I will tell it myself to her."
At this declaration, I was surprised to see 3Iay
flush up to a bright red, ami break out rather ve
hemently with: "
"No, Charley that is really too bad! You
shall not do it, sir. If cousin Jane is to have the
tory, I will tell it myself." And then, after a
panse, she said, "when we are alone.
"You shall do no such thing, Madame May,
was Charley's laughing response, as he got up
and kissed May directly in the month, just In
time to stop a torrent of words that in another
minute would have poured out. "lou shall do
no such a thing. This time I shall have my way,
and cousin Jane shall not have h curiosity ex
cited any more, without being satisfied.
I saw there was to be a discussion on this point,
lint I knew that, in y.,7w"M
come off victor ; so I, merely saying that I would
be back in a few minutes, lOcpped out of the
room, and walked about the garden until I felt
sure the point was eettled, when I went back,
and found Charley and May Rooking ss happy as
birds, and laughing the old laugh, as usual. As
I entered, CharleyTlrew Ph ""''i
after seeing me safely deposit. ed i n i to d. 'Pta. aaM.
"Now, cousin Jane, I shall tell you the story
about how I first met my wife: ... T
"It is just five years ago, this Snm""ul"
was granted exemption for a month from my
dV and went down with my chum, Horace My-
w .h Tnere were Plentv ofhorses, and we rode;
andlettie,as uaving ch,nutaSly
T", V1. fw fished and. I am obliged to con
fc VSeftedd.ffi" their &
SSKBhoot.tboushl haU not exult over
their lack of this accomplishment tbey were
charming euongh without it. I am sure I shall
excite no jealousy by declaring that, w ith one ex
ception, which I shall not mention here, Carrie
and Nettie Hyatt were the two most charming
girls that I hail ever seen, and I was just hesita
ting as to which of them I should fall desperate
ly in love with, when my calculations were all
disturbed bv an accident for so I mnniu I imui
call it though really seeming like a special prov
idence. What this was, I shall tell in the lieet
way I know how.
"For some days after my arrival at the farm,
my curiosity had been much excited by the oc
casional panegyric lavished by the young ladies
npon a once school fellow of their own, May Ste
vens by name, who was, according to their highly-colored
account, the most erfect thiug in the
shape of a woinau then living., I tried to per
suade myself that nothing in that line could sur
pass Nettie nud Carrier lint still the repetition of
this May Stevens hannted me, and came like a
shadow across mv new-liora naasioii. I funnel.
at last, an imaginary May Stevens; and, do w hat
I would, the figure was with me. At last I was
worked into an agony of curiosity, and trembled
with some great pnrjMMe, which should bring be
fore me the object of my thought and of the two
sisters' continual conversation. In what this
would have ended, it is impossible.for me all this
time to say, had I not heard, one morning, as I
entered the breakfast room, the startling words
"And so she is coming at last. I'm so glad!"
"Whether it was that the train of my thoughts
was upon that point at the moment, or w hat, I
cannot say; but I knew directly thu whole mat
ter. I saw Carrie with aii open letter in her
hand, and coupling it with Nettie's words, I knew
that the hitherto only heard-of Mav Stevens was
aoont to iH-come a reality. I had no need to ask
questions. All the information was proffered.
May Stevens the incomparable Mav was to
spend a mouth at Hyatt's, and they Here to ex
pect her at any moment ; though, as the letter
read, she might not lw down for a w eek to come.
A week! it was au age, a century ; and I was in
a flutter of excitement. My long standing pas
siou, of nearly two wieks' duration, for Nettie
nud Carrie, w as forgotten in an instant, and my
whole mind was nbsorlicd iu making the liest fig
lire possible Iiefnre this new queen. With this
idea, I liegan to look into my wardrobe. I hail
coiiih down with sufficient clothes to answer all
ordinary purpiws. including, of course, Nettie
mid Carrie; but the new goddfis was certainly
worthy of a new rig on my part, and certainly
should have it. This resolution was made within
fifteen minutes after hearing the announcement
of her intended coming; and before two hours
had gone by, I was whizzing on my way to town,
to rarry out that resolve. My choicest morsel of
wardrobe should be offered on the shrnTo of Slay
"I had absented myself on the idea of a sudden
, memory of business neglected, and faitlifully
iiifiiii'kii ,,ctue aim varne mat lue ucxi uay
should see me down at Hyatt's again, to stay out
the month that May Stevens, the wonderful, was
alKiut to pais with them.
"The racking of brain that day, to create a
grauil rvwrnble ot costume something licyoud all
cntieixm. that-should at the first glance strike
the beholder silent with admiration Has indeed
terrible. The labor of writing ' Paradise Lost'
was nothing to it. It was early in the day when
I arrived at my city rooms, and, for six hours, I
dressed and re-dressed, compared, and rejected,
and selected; and at the end of that time, I had
laid out those (Millions of my wearable goods in
which I had decided to make my firsi appearance
liefore May Stevens. It wauted still several
hours to sunset. Having got safely through the
object of my v bit, I thought it would not lie a
bad idea for me to take the last train, and return
the same night to Hyatt's, Instead of waiting oer
till morning. No sooner said than done. 1 pack-"
iil my habiliments, nud away I went. Whizzing
and pulling over an uninteresting road, is provo
cative of sleep. So I found it, when the shades
of evening fell; for, to the best of my recollec
tion, I was in the very midst of a dream, in which
May Stevens, attired in lunik muslin and palo
blue satin, sat on a purple cloud and admiringly
inquired who my tailor was! Just as I was
alxmt to inform her, there came a crash, and for
a moment I was not entirely certaiu whether it
was the clond that had exploded, or myself bad
torn some iortion of my apparel that was over
strained. It required but a moment to awaken
me to the fact that both presumptions were
wrong. It wasonr train tho CsW that had run
off the track, smashing things generally, and
spilling the contents of secral baggage cars
along the road, to say nothing of frightcuiiig half
a hundred passengers into a condition bordering
on lunacy. This was a pretty state of things,
and to make it still worse, I was exactly eight
miles from my destination, though, as it after
wards appeared, not a mile from the next village,
where, as I heanl it canvassed, a tat cm, supper
and beds conld lie had.
I was disposed to make myself agreeable, and,
accordingly, rendered all the assistance in my
power to the unprotected females, for whirh I
got m v reward on arriving at the haven of refuge
the promised tavern by being informed that
such a thing as a lied for the uight was an im
possible idea, and that I, with some twenty more
of the male gender, must lie content with chairs,
while the lied were appropriated to the gentler
sex. Slightly disgusted, I swallowed my supper,
and looked out upon the night. It was a beauti
ful moonlight night, and verging on to ten o'clock.
Bv Jove! I would walk over to Hyatt's. No
sooner said than done. Giving my caipet-bag in
to the hands of the landlord, with the most em
phatic charges for its safety aud puuctual deliv
ery at Hvatt's next morning, at my expense, I
set forth. Eight miles Is a trifle; am just as niy
watch marked the quarter after midnight, I weut
up the lane that led to the house. They were
early folks at the farm early to bed and early
up. I walked nuiud the honse, trying each door
and window for an eutrance, but each and every
one was fastened. It was of no consequence ; my
lu.l mim window looked out upon the roof of the
piazza; I'wonld not disturb the house by knock-
ing; a bit of climbing would do the business, and
should the w indow lie fastened, I would tan and
awaken Horace, who was my room-mate aud lied
fellow. Tho thing was execnted as soon as
thought of, and my hand on the window, which
yielded, and I stood iu my own room. By the
moonlight which streamed in, I saw that the lied
was oecnpietl, and by the bevy breathing, I
knew that Horace was in a deep sleep. I wonld
not, therefore, awaken him, but save the story of
my mishap for the following day. With this
resolution, 1 slipped quietly into bed, and in three
minntes was oblivious.
"What ought I to have dreamed, that night f
But I shall not anticipate. I lay facing the win
dows, as the sun peeped up above the distant
hills, and scattering the grey mists of the morn
ing. My bel-fellow was breathing heavily, but
it was broad daylight, and there was no more
sleep in me, so I determined that Horace should
wake up, and hear my story of the railroad break
down. I turned quickly, and gat e the sleeper a
sudden shake. As rapidly as my own motion,
my bed-fellow, who had Iain with his back to
wards roe, sprung in a sitting position. There
are such surprises, as without a terror, which ab
solutely deprive us of the power of speech, until
the brain has time to act and reason. Such sur
prises do not generate jscreams and flints. They
are expressed by open-mouthed aad silent'won-i.r-
This wu the case, with myself ami brd-M.
low, as we sat upright and stared. Bight by my
side, with her face within two feet of my own, ,
sat a young woman, not more thau seventeen,
with great, dark, hazel eyes, and snch great mass
es of brown curls, tucked away under the neatest
little night can ever was. She bad gathered the
bed clothes with a spasmodic jerk, np alsmt her I
throat, and with the most rigid, astonished look,
as though doubting whether she was sleeping or j
n-l-iiKT mml steadilv in mr eyes. Memorv '
serves a man but little in like cases; but if my
memory serves me right, it was I who first spoke.
I blurted out with: .
"How came you here I" "
The figure stared still in speechless astonish
ment, bnt in a moment, as though awakened from
its stupefaction, spoke:
"Are you Charles Morgan f " .
"Yes," was mv rather subdued answer.
"Well, then, Mr. Morgan," said the figure, by
this time speaking as calm, and with quite as
much dignity as though in the drawing-room.
" I am May Stevens, and I was put in this room,
after an unexpected arrival. Horace had gone
over to a neighbor's, a few miles off, before f got
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,
here, and was not to return until to-day. That
is how I was put in this room."
"So here I was, sitting riiarii to this May
Stevens, that mythical lady, for the first meeting
with whom I had intended to get np snch a sn
perlative toilet. A nice style of introduction,
aud a nice style of toilet! And she she by this
time was as cool as the 31st of December, and sat
looking me right in the eye, as I made some
scrambling explanation of my being iu that ex
traordinary position. It was a lame explanation,
wonderfully mixed up with irrelevant matter,
and stammered and stuttered through in a way
that should have disgusted any sensible person.
She seemed to lie seriously pondering during the
recital, and at its end, looking at me as though
asking the most simple question in the world,
"What's to be donef"
"Let me Jnmpout of the window, as I came
in," said I, iu a sickly tone of voice; for the
thought came to me that to achieve this end, I
must make some desperate display of myself in a
style of costume which I deprecated. She reliev
ed me instantly, with:
"No, that will not do; there are people moving
about, aud you will surely be seen."
"It was my turn now to stammer out:
"What'stobe donef" For I saw that the lit
tle hazel eyed girl was superior to me iu pres
ence of mind aud energy of action. She did not
wait long to answer my question:
"You must lie still here, w hilo I get np. AVhen
I have left the room, you can rise, dress, and go
away at the first opportunity," was her response,
delivered in a quiet, business-like manner.
"And bo I did, nnder May Stevens' command.
I.bnried my intruding head under the bed-clothes,
and kept it well covered until I heanl the re
treating footsteps ou the stairs, which was but a
few minutes, though it seemed ail age; and then,
wuua uesperaie wiiiim, I sprung irom the lied,
and turned the key ou the departed one. It was
the quickest dressing I ever made, and I w ill ven
ture to say that no man eiersnrakeil out of his
apartment more stealthily than I did.
"That morning we uiet,May Stevens and I,
at the breakfast-table I in the character of thai
newly-arri veil that morning and w ere formally
introduced, during the ceremony of which we as
tonished every one present, ami planted a thorn
of wonder iu the sides of Nettie and Carrie, by
bursting simultaneously into a hearty laugh,
width we never fail to repeat whenever the mem
ory of our tint meeting comes np.
"And now, cousin Jane, you have tho whole
story of how I first met my wife."
THE nESKtVTKD RO.VD.
Ancient mail, that wiml'at dmerteil
Thronh the len-1 of the rale;
Swn-jitng toward the rruwdrtl market,
LiVe astream ithuut a sail!
Stamtin-tir thrcl look backward.
And. as ia the li-lit of iln-am.
See the leara driM-rnd and vanish.
Like thy whilrly tented teams.
Ilrre I stndl ahmz the Tilbure,
A. in yonth'n drparted mora ;
Bat I luina the crowded coaches.
And the dririr'a bugle-horn
Miim the crowd of joTlaFteamftteni,
nUins burkrta at tho writs.
TVith thrir wains from ConrHtoga,
And their orchestra of bells.
To the nioMy way-side tavern.
Cornea the noi.y throng no more, ' r
And the faded .ign. comnlainins.
Swings, unnoticed, at the door;
While the old. drerrpid tollman,
AVaiting for the few wtio pa.,
Itrad. the melancholy story.
In the thickly springing grass.
Ancient highway, thou art vanqnUhed;
The nanrper o'f the vale
Rolls, in firry, iron rattle,
xultationa on the gale.
Thoa art vaiKinibed and neglrrtrd ;
But the p.nl which thoa hast done.
Though by man It be forgotten.
Shall be drathless aa the eon.
Thonsh neglrrtrd, gray and grassy.
Still I pray that my ilrrline
May be through aa vrmal vallrya,
.And aa blrat a calm aa thine.
.A MEXHATie A I. ReaiAXCE IX BRIEF.
Ill a beautiful log-cabin in the mountains of
old Virginia onr tale opens. Around, Nature's
loveliness was sublime. The lofty trees hung
out their green leaves in perfection, and the
high rocks caught the gray mists of the morning
and pressed them iu their rough bosom uutil
they nietcd.in tears against their sides. A love
ly maiden was sitting by the table combing her
hair with a fine-tooth comb a manly form en
ters the door, and stealthily creeps up behind her
"Ah! John," exclaimed the lovely heiress of
that U-antiful cabin, and the extensive potato
patch lieliiud it, "yon ought not to do that way!"
" Lay it all on love, gal!"
"Love! there's no such thing among folks!
The Tnrtle dorr
Only knows we loTe,
as the poet sings."
"Then yo'n don't love mcf "
"No! Jane, rail lack that word."
"No! oh.no! Come back here! Twou'tcome,
John 'tis gone!"
"Then I'm gone, too!"
And the impassuiuate youth rushes from the
cabin like a maniac.
Sadly did the young man mn along the road,
while the girl, firm and submissive in the dis
cbarge of her duty, proceeded to fry some onions
for dinner. Meanwhile the youth" Hew on; the
burning fever of bis heart maddened in his brain,
and he thought of self-destrnition. Jerking his
poketeonib ont of his vest-pocket, vainly ilid
lie endeavor to cnt bis throat. Nature, however,
who had blessed him with a tongh skin, proved
too strong for him ; he rushed to the wagon-rut
there was water at least'two inches deep, and he
flung himself into, or rather npon it. There he
lay full five seconds, when Henry Cleft, the fath
er of the gal, passed by.
He soon unfolded his sad tale to his friend, and
finally consented to live if Henry would give him
a chew of tobacco. He turned to the honse, and
in his haggard countenance Jane saw his unhap
py condition. He never got over it, though.
About twenty years afterward he fell from a wag
on, and his neck was broken, for a sheriff had
thoughtlessly slipped a rope over his head.
Exrwirrs of a Oxe Armed Max. A corres
pondent of the Fredericksburg (Va.) Star write
from Prince William Conntyi
One of my neighbors, Mr. George Williams, is a
a young Confederate soldier, who baa lost one
arm near the shoulder, and yet can do more work
than a majority of men with two hands. I have
seen him, with the assistance of a small boy. load
a wagon that four oxen could with difficulty
draw. He cnta hoop poles with one band, and
with the assistance of his teeth ties them into
bundles as rapidly and as well as others with
both bands. He plows his land himself; and
drives a two horse wood wagon, loading it him
self. He is an honest, brave and good citizen.
It is stated that in ascending the Cooper river,
in South Carolina, Daniel Webster declared to
some of his friends who accompanied bira that
ne nan it before him, as one of his ambitions, to
kill a crocidile or an alligator. An" occasion for I
gratifying his wish soon offered itself. A fine,
large alligator was perceived basking iu the sun-
shine. Mr. Webster aimed at him, bnt did not 1
f ""f?' " kilhng him, the ball being too small J
"but" adds tl.. . .n. ui .nr;n.l
5?ii", ma,e a profound an'impression on this
crocodile as he is ever making da all the world."
.1nICaio':edi,on, " exempted from Jury
Jr for irnuUr nrnv'i0i uoSld be adopted
bdeemr,lSa? only reads a newspaper
THE C0N8TJ.T U TIOIT AND THE UNION.
HCK?IT AT TaWat SATTIVK )F RKW
A British officer, who was in the battle of New
Orleans, mentions an incident of thrilling strange
ness, and one very descriptive of the Western
hnnter, many of whom marched to the defence of
New Orleans, as volunteers in the army, nnder
the renowned Andrew Jackson :
"We marched," said the officer, " in a solid col
umn of twelve thousand men in a direct line up
on the American defences. I belonged to the
stan, ana as we auvancea, we watched through
onr glasses the position and arrangements of onr
enemy with that intensity an officer only feels
when marching into the jaws of death, with the
assurance that, while he thus offers himself as a
sacrifice to the demands of his country, every ac
tion, lie be successful or otherwise, will be judg
ed with the most heartless scrutiny. $
ii was a sirangaaignt, iaai long range oi cot
ton bales new material Bv brtawtworks with
the crowd of human beings bebindtheir heads
only visible above the line "of defence. We conld
distinctly see their long rifles laying-over the
bales, and the battery of General Cofiee directly
in front, with its great mouths gaping towanl us,
as theywaited to devour us, and the position of
General Jackson, with bis staff around him. Bnt
what attracted onr attention most, was a figure
of a tall man standing on the breastworks, dress
ed in linsey-woolsey, with buckskin leggings, and
a Jiruad-brimmed felt hat, that fell around the
face, almost concealing his features. He was
standing in one of those picturesque and grace
ful attitudes peculiar to those natural men
dwellers in the -forest. The body rested ou the
left leg. aud swayed w ith a curved line upward ;
the right arm was extended, the hand grasping
the rifle near the muzzle, the butt of which rest
ed near Hie toe of his right fi sit, while with his
left hand holding his hat-rim over his eyes, shad
ing them from the sunlight, he seemed gazing
from beneath intensely upon our advancing col
umns. The cannon of General Coffee had opned, and
tore through our ranks with dreadful slaughter,
but we continued to advance, unwavering and
cool, as if nothing threatened our progress.
"The roar of cannon seemed to hav e no effect
upon the figure standing on the cotton bales,
but he seemed fixed and motionless as a statue.
At last he moved, threw back the hat-rim over
the crown with his left baud, raised the rifle to
his shoulder, and took aim at onr group. Onr
eyes were riveted Umui him. At whom bad he
leveled his piece f But the distance was so great
that we looked at each other and smiled. We
saw the rifle flash, and my right hand companion,
as noble a looking fellow as ever rode at the head
of his regiment, fell from his saddle. The hunter
paused a few moments without moving the pin
from his shoulder, then reloaded aud assumed his
former attitude. Throwing the hat-rim over his
eyes and again holding it np with his left hand,
he fixed his piercing gaze upon us, as if hunting
out another victim. Once mure the hat-rjin was
thrown back, and the gun raised to the shoulder.
This time we did not smile, but cast short glanc
es at each other, to see which of us must die; and
when agaiu the ritle Hashed, another one of us
dropped to the earth. There was something aw
ful in thus marching on to certain death.
"General Coffee's battery aud thousands of
musket balls playing upon our ranks, we cared
not for there was chance of escaping unscathed.
Most of ns had marched njiou batteries a bnndred
time more destructive without quaking; but to
know every time that rifle was leveled towanl ns
and its bullet sprang from its barrel one of ns
must surely fall ; to see the gleaming snn flash as
the deadly iron came down, and see it rest mo
tionless, as irpoiseiiupon a rocK, aim Know wnen
the hammer struck, and sparks flew to the full
primed pan, that the messenger ofdeath drove un
erring to its goal to know this, nnd still march
on. was awful.
" I could see nothing bnt the tall fignre stand
ing on the breastwork. He seehied to grow
phantom-like,, higher and higher, assuming
through the smoke'the supernatural appearance
of some great spirit. Agaiu did be reload and
discharge his rifle with the same unfailing aim;
it was with inilescribablo pleasure, that I lieheld,
as we neareil the American lines, the sulphurous
cloud gather around us. and shut that spectral
hunter from my gaze. We lost the battle ; and
to my mind the Kentucky rifleman contributed
more to our defeat than anything else; for while
lie remained to our sight, onrattention was drawn
from our duties, and when at last we became en
shrouded in smoke, the work was complete ; we
were in utter confusion, and unable in the ex
tremity to restore order sufficient to make any
"So long as thousands and thousands of. rifles
remain in the hands of the people so long as
men come up from their childhood. ble, ere the
down apiiears on the chin, (o hit the centre of a
mark, or strike the deer at one hundred and fifty
yards in the most vital part so long as there is
a great proportion of tlierennblic who live as
free as the wild Indian, knowing no law bnt that
of right, and the honorable observance of friend
ly interconrse, America is unconquerable; and
all the armies of the combined world, though
they might drive them from the sea-coast across
the Alleghany mountains, would not siihdne the
free sonleil hnnter among the mountains and
great prairies and mighty .rivers of the West."
The Poor, 'Bear JlmraJerer.
In Iowa the following has recently becomo law:
"Section 1. The penalty of death as a punish
ment for crime is hereby abolished.
"Sec. 2. All crimes heretofore punishable with
death shall 1 punished by imprisonment for life
at hard Ialior in the State penitentiary.
"Sec. 3. In all rases arising nnder the preced
ing sections, the governor shall grant no pardons
except on recommendation of the general assem
bly." We are reminded by this mandlin and traitor
ous statne of certain grim statistics as to what
"imprisonment for life" in this country means.
Some four or five years ago a report upon prison
decipline was made to the legislatnre of New
York bv Rev. Dr. Wines and Professor Theodore
W. Dwight, the one a well known philanthropist
and the other a recognized jurist, so that the mat
ter of their communication can hirdly betaken
as either inaccurate or hard-hearted. The report
traced the history of "life-imprisonment con
victs" in the Cbarlestown, Mm, prison from
l&H to 18G6, and fonnd that of.185 snch convicts
in that time 96, or over one-half, had been par
doned, not to speak of those who escaped or were
released by legal jngglery after conviction and
sentence. In Ohio the statistics of ten years
were taken, and in that time 21 out of 59 "life
men " were pardoned. In Wisconsin, for the like
term of ten years, 36 " life men" were received
into the prisons and 12 pardoned therefrom. The
average term of service by "life men" in Massachu
setts was seven years; iu Ohio six; and in Wis
consin, six. "Thns," says the report, " the con
victs for life wonld seem to form in some respects
a privileged class." Privileged indeed, under the
new law in Iowa, to murder ad lib. with a less
punishment for each assassination than if they
had not butchered a man, bnt stolen a sheep.
But it may Iw said the governor shall grant no
pardon unless the general assembly concur. This
language recalls the recent message of Governor
Jewell tofbe legislatnre of Connecticut, which
has, under the laws of that State, the pardoning
power. He tells them that there are three con
victs now in the penitentiary whom the legisla
ture had once pardoned, and that two out of the
three are applicants again. Wherever lodged,
the pardoning power will release the poor, dear
murderer after the odium of his butchery has
died away, and so long aa we have life imprison
ment, instead of the fit andjnst hanging by the
neck till death, just so long will the poor, daar
murderer emerge from his temporary retirement
to wield anew the knife and pull the pistol trigger-
TnEODOKE Moxatscr. the eminent German
scholar and historian of Rome, regards the pro
posed exploration of the bed of the Tiber as a
"noble enterprise, which cannot fail, to awaken
the highest interest, and to deserve the loudest
applause of the arcluralogisU of all countries-, aa
well as those who know that our present civili
zation i grafted on oia soman cniture, so mat
what Is now the capital of Italy is, in a certain
sense, the capital of the whole world." Herr
Momsen tano doubt that the coutemiiUted '
nudJrtakinrwm W-, hertscc ogreat j
rehcoloeical treasures, -especially in oronzea.-
- . I
Poor men seek meat for their stomachs; rich .
.eektfemSeb. for their meat.
MAY 23, 1872.
THB OLB TVaitrtsVE.
We hear so more the clinking fcosC
And the stage-coach rattling by;
For the ateam-ktng rules the travel-world.
And the old pike's left to die.
The grass creeps o'er the fusty Mia.
A nd the stealthy daisies steal;
mine oace the stage-hone, day by day,
lifted hia Iran heel. -
2io more the weary atager dreads
The tod of comiog mom ;
No more the bustling landlord nma.
At the sound of the echoing horn;
For the dust Ilea etill nnoa the road.
And brlghtejed ehtureci play
Where one the clattering hoof" and wheel
Battled along the way.
No mora we bear the cracking whip.
Amiw snuag wnen a ramming a
aw. Hi uic wairr onTea na on.
And an iron horse la found 1
The roach stasda mating in the yard.
And the horse hath sought the plow;
TTe have spanned the world with aa iroa tail.
And the ateaat-klng roles as now!
The old turnpike ia a pike no more ;
Wide open stands the gate;
We hare made na a road for onr boras to stride.
And we ride at a flying rate.
We have filled the ralleya and levelled the bHIa,
And tnnnrlledjbe mountain's aide!
And roand the rough crag's dissy verge.
Fearlessly now we ridel
On. on, on, with a hanghty front,
A puff, a shriek, anda bound:
Whila the tardy echoes wake too lata
To babble back the sound:
And the old pike road la left alone.
And the atagrra eerk the plow
We have circled the earth with aa Iroa rail.
And the ateam-king mlea na now!
from On Toledo Bladt.) '
THE .1AMBY LBIIKM.
The Ciaciaaat! CaTemttoB Sir.
prriraee aw Belrgale.
Cici.N.N-ATi, (wich is in the State uv Ohio,)
May 7, 1872. J
I wuz not orignally a delegate to the Cincinnati
Couvenshiiu, wich is to say I wuz not appinted ez
a delagate.. We bed a meetin at Bascom's uv me
aud Deekin I'ogram, Kernel McPelter, Issaker
uavm, ami one or two o trier uural Kepnblikins,
but it wuz desided not to send a delegate.
I bed, tho, some hopes uv the Convensbuu. Ef
Adams, Davis or Brown cood be nominated, it
wood be a good thing for ns. Adi.ms is' rather
too spectable a man for a first-class Dimocrat, but
lie is still a Dimocrat, and the Dimocrat ic Cou
venshiiu wood liev accepted him. Davis and
Trumbull ain't Dimocrats rggsackly, hut all the
mails out uv the Uepuhlikin camp lead to ours,
and cz they hev taken that pertikelerly flatriu
one, auibishuu, we cood -trust either uv them. I
wuz auxus to see one nv" these three nominated,
and wood hev counted it a big thing for Dinioc
raey, cood it hev bin done.
1 wuz surprised at the feeliu manifested. Tlicr
wnz a deniiusiashun nv the tyraut Grant, more
deep and fervid than I lied heerd since the fall uv
Vicksburg. Titer wnz a torrent' nv abooso heap
ed iiMin oflis seekenvoftis-bolders, ciirrupshen in
the civil servis, appintment uv relatives to oftis,
and sich, wich pleased me. I jincd in it hartily.
ami wuz iiuiiiejiuy asiceu Dy a delegate, wnose
nose recommended him to me to-wunst, wat State
I wuz a delagate from. I anserd that I wuz a
citizen uv Kentucky, but no delegate that we
sent no delegates.
"That don't matter," sed he, his nose glowin
with zeal; "we wnzu't any uv us sent we come.
Yoo shel be a delegate-!'
And afore I cood decline the honor, he bed a III
inoy delegate's ticket in my baud, and when I sed
I wnz forjudge Davis, inflexibly, he asked me to
take sntbin. Now, ef ther is anything I'm pertik
lerly distinguished for, it's accentin invitashens
to take suthiu, aud that delegate s alacritv in ask-
in, rood only; hev bin ekalled by my alacrity in
uccroiiu. xie wuz a jsavismaa, too, ana i prompt
ly norreren tweniy uonars nv mm. z wnisKy
wnz free, that wuz ennff to take me home, aud
snthin to pay Bascoin on account.
The moruin nv the first day, the delegashen
from the deestrik I helpt to represent, met. Ther
wuz twenty delegates present, and a mora earnest
set nv men I never mingled with. Five uv em
wnz Ex-Postmasters who heel bin anninted bv the
sainted Jonsou, and most outrageously dismist by
the despot who is now Eresident; two uv em wuz
Kx-Collecters, three, Ex-Assessera, and the ten
remainin wnz a biliu with indignashen beenz the
ofllsers iu ther respectiv towns wnz filled, tbey
swore, with the most unfit men in that seckshen.
"Rather thau hev the country and the servis
rooined," sell one, "I wood hev accepted the Post
Orfis myself. I wuz solissited by my feller-citizens
to serve em in that capassity, bnt no. A mil
itary trend u v Grant's, who hed served under him,
wuz appinted. Wat kin be expected uv sich a
a Admiuistrashenf Faugh!"
The other ten, I assertaned, hed bin applicants
for posishens, bnt somehow didn't git em. They
wnz very sertin that unless tber wax a. immejit
change, ther wnz nothin ahed but rooiu. Ther
cum in afterward a ex-memember nv Congress,
who hed been defeetid for re-nominashen two
years ago, nnd his denuiisiashen uv offis-holdin
wuz affectin in the extreem.
We finally got to biznis. .One deleagate moved
that ex-collecter Jawkins act ez cbeerman. This
proodoost a fearful uproar. Imejitly six or eight
others wnz nominated.
"Don't vote for Jawkins," whispered one Re
former; "he wants prominence that he may con
tmle the appintmeuts in the deestrik. and he's
brothers and brothers-in-law all over it."
"Don't vote for that d d Smithers," whispered
another; "he wants to be asscaser."
To my ntter and entire astonishment, I disklv
ered the alarmin fact that every Reformer in the
delegashen lied snthin in his eye. The caucus
wuz finally organized by a compromise, and a
man w uz electid cheermau who eooden't possibly
want nothin, ez be hedn't the finanahel standin
in his respective enmmoonity to give bonds for
anything. He hed come to Cincinnati on a free
pass furnished by a committee, and his expenses
paid, wich, ez be remarkt, ez he hedn't anything
to do at home, wuz cheaper than stayin tber. He
remarkt to me that he thought be snood go into
the Reform Delegate biznis exeloosivly.
The preliminary bizuisnvtbeconvenshnnwnzn't
eny easier sailin.thaa the cancuaaea. Ther wui a
fearful diversity uv opinion ez to wat wuz first to
be done. Hed it bin left with Brown and Schnrz
and a few others; ez we do in reglar Dimocratic
Convensbnns, it wood hev bin easy ennff, but ther
wuz a dozen or more joonatica who supposed that
the movement wuz in ded earnest, and who bed
ijees to promulgate. They made trouble, but we
soon got rid nv cm. To give the Conveushun
karakter, we compelled Senator Fentou to leave
for his home, in Noo York, and to hev it managed
properly, Frank Blair wnz telegraned for. Then
the biznis wnz aetooally commenced, and I wnz
in high 'feather. It seemed s moral sertiuty that
either Adams or Davis wood be nominated, and
wat a glorious prospect opened! The Dimocrisy
wood adopt em, the Reformers wood all vote for
em, and well, I woodent ber give m Confedrit
ten .cent scrip to hev bin asboored ur my Post
Orfis in March next.
The platform wuznt ez much ar a stumblin
block ez I supposed it wood be. The protecabnn
ists, for the sake or harmony, give np ther pro
teekshnn ijees; the free-traders, ther free-trade;
the paper money men wnz perfectly wiBio to
adopt the hard money theory; the hard money
advocates declared tberaelves satiated with a pa
per mooey plank; the anti-bank men consented
to banks; aud the bank zaes wnz perfectly willin
to bev em abolished. The amnesty men bed no
objecahnn' to permaaent disfranchisement, aad
the dUfranehisen was eatirtly wiUia to go the
entire swine on amnesty. Wat tbey all wanted,
wuz reform and purity In the Civil Servis. Tbey
all wanted to cleanse the Aagean stables to ber
a change to restore the Government to its an
thent parity. OnthispintFraukBUirandTweed
wuzespesBellypertinashns; aad on the necessity
nv change in the oflses nv the country, ther
wnz a yoonanimity wich I sever saw ekalled.
But at this pint the yoonaaimity ended. In the
caucus, every delegate wanted to be Cbeerman,
and in the Convenshnn every leadin Reformer
wanted to be the candidate tor the Presidency.
Every man uv em bed gone at reform by gittin
npafackshun for biaself,andl d'takivere that
they cood no more mix than oil aad water. Re-
former Davis "ted Jtera iumosmw..
fervency Hurt wnz only eWU ttahatredR
- ij - - - - k.- -,arf- -.
Brown, i-nnin ana uiroej. "rr CTZ JZ
furioua(.and ray kittle nv fab w Jwr
leas than a miaU. TtmhsBn mfpKUn
that they'd never consent to hev the appintments
in the hands uv ez corrupt a man ez Davis. Da
vis' friends swore vehemently that they'd sooner
hev Grant than to hev sich a demagog ez Trum
bull controle the patronage. Curtin wuz de
nounced cz a ambishus skenier, Adams wnz damn
ed ez a cold-blooded aristocrat, Brown wnz stig
matized ez the most shameless demagog on earth,
ami so on, while Greley wnz lookt upon ez a beam
in old loonatic, with nothin espesbelly dangerous
in his Inonacy cept to hisself. Attempts wuz then
made to trade, but they all failed. The delegates
knowd ther men thoroughlv. and thev wnz afraid
to trust each other, and for two long days ther
wuz the hottest file I ever saw. The trouble
wnzn't so much in makin charges agin each other
it wnz in the fact that each man hed proof in
his posseshun that his charges agin the others wuz
It wui very plain on Friday morniu that neith
er Brown, Curtin, Adams, Davis or Trumbull cood
be nominated, and tho Convenshnn wnz likely, to
brake np in a row. Buf Frank Blair wnz ekal to
the emergency. The moment he saw how things
wnz, be ordered Brown to bargain with the dele
gates to give Hnrris the first place on the ticket,
and be take she second. It wuz the same tactics
wich hed succeeded so well in onr Illinois rancus.
Greeley wnzn't uv enuff account to be. iu any
body's way, and on that account he wnz the most
available man. 1 he stockholders nv the Triboom
wantid him nominatid, that he mite be compelled
to sell out bis stock and leave the concern ; Blair
wantid him nominatid, becoz ef he shood hapen to
be electid, be cood controle the patronage tbroo
his consin, Grata' Brown, and ef tho Dimocrisy
shood not accept him, he wrod probly draw off
ennff Reinblikin votes to elect onr nominee; and
the other delegates wantid him nomiuateil, that
they might hev a decent excuse to git ont uv the
whole thing. They saw in the laffit wnzrertin
to raise, a kivcr uuder wich they cood git back to
tber old quarters. The Reform candidates so hat
ed each other, that each voted for Greeley to spite
the other, and the thing wnz did. llorris Greeley
is the nominee uv the Reformers for the offis uv
President uv the Yoouited States.
Tber wnz various opinyuns exprest uv the re
sults. One delegate remarked that be wuz in the
fix that the man wnz who wuz bit by a rattle
snake, and who, awallercd a gallon n v corn whis
key to cure it. He got well uv the bite, but died
nv the whiskey. He wnz bitten by corrupshen,
and took a Convenshen to cure it. He mite git
well uv the corrupshen, but he shood certinly die
uv the Couvenshen.
But some good will come nv it. Greeley bez
beendyin for sich a nominasheu all his life, and
bell stick to it with the teoasity uv a Dimocratic
Postmaster. He will uv course git some votes
enuff, possibly, to defeat Grant and give ns a Dim
ocratic President. Thank Ileven, a Iito lieains
onto ns! The Dimocrisy will march to victory in
eny event. I am full nv hope.
I shel go home iinniejitly, and ther await events.
Pkrtolecm Y. Nasbt,
(wich wuz P. M.)
TBI CJBKAT APACHE CHIEF.
Next in importance to Mannas Colorado as war
rior and connsellor isCheis, emineonsly railed
Cachise and Cochise. Cheis means "wood." and
he was so designated liecanse of his tough, springy
frame, and his invariable selection of a wooded
country in which to fight. He will retreat to any
distance before an apparently insignificent force,
until he enters the shelter or the forest, when he
makes his stand, and generally with success.
Cheis is about five feet teu inches in height,
with high forehead, strong Roman nose, wide
month, thin close-set ears, well cut lower jaw,
small, ferret eyes, and prominent cheek bones. His
complexion is swart, and bis body liears the
marks of several wounds. Ilia liml-s exhibit no
marked muscular development, but are finely cor
ded. No Apache warrior can draw an arrow to
the head, and send it 'further, with more ease
Everything about the man shows the posses
sion of wondrous continuity rather than strength.
The celerity of his movements is mieqnaled. A
hundred miles in one day is no uncommon march
for Cheis and his band. Next to Magna Colorado
ne evinces tne greatest ability to collect, leeti,
and keen together a large number of followers for
several weeks in succession.
Peace and quiet reigned in Chiricabni, nntil
tbe arrival of Lieutenant Bascom with a company
of United States Infrantry. The approach of
mese troops was observed by tne .Indians several
hours liefore their arrival, causing no little con
sternation among them. Cheis inquired of Wal
lace, why tbey were coming into his country J but,
as Wallace was himself iguurant of tbe reason, he
could make no satisfactory reply. Then Cheis
bade bim go and find ont, and bring bim back the
answer as soon as possible. Wallace mounted bis
horse, and met Bascom at a place known as
Ewell's spring, some fifteen miles from Apache
Bascom informed him that no hostilities were
contemplated against the Chiricabni people, bnt
that he was pushing forward to the ilio (Iratiile,
having been ordered to reinforce the garrison at
Ft. Thome. Wallace assured bim that the In
dians where not only peaceable, but friendly and
well-disposed ; whereupon he was told, that noth
ing would be done to disturb tbe existing har
mony. Cheis and his people were soon made ac
quainted with what had occurred, and their fears
quieted to some extent, but, when the troops en
tered the pass, not an Indian conld be seen. .
Bascom hoisted white flags, and, by other means,
gave tbe Apaches to understand that he desired
to have a talk with them while they, confiding
in what Wallace" bad said, yielded to his wish.
Bascom'a wall tent was pitched, and Cheis, with
his brother aud three other leading warriors, were
invited inside. After conversing for some time.
Bascom suddenly cave the Indians to understand
that tbey were his prisoners whereupon Cheis
looked oat aud saw the tent surrounded by sol
diers under arms. He immediately drew bis
knife, split upen the back part of the tent, and
dashed out, bidding tbe others to follow. A num
ber of shots were fired at him, but only two look
effect, inflicting painful but not serious wounds.
Twenty minutes later, he appeared on horse
back with Wallace sitting behind him. the tatter's
arms bound, and one end of a rawhide riata
round his neck, tbe other being hitched to the
Hailing from a convenient distance on tbe top
of a steep bill, he proposed to exchange Wallace
for Bascom's prisoners, but the latter positively
refused to give more than one man. To this,
Cheis replied by thrusting Wallace off the horse
and putting tbe animal to full speed down Ae
declivity, in plain sight of all, dragging the quiv
ering body over rocks and through bnshes, and
literally tearing it to pieces. A couple of vollies
were discharged at him, without effect-
Bascom, inflamed by this act. Immediately fanng
the four prisoners and left tbe pass. From that
moment Chela has been one of the most bitter, ac
tive, and unrelenting of foes, losing no opportu
nity to destroy litis and property. He is much
tbejsblest and most snecessfnl leader now existing
among tbe Apaches, who regard him as invincible,
and flock to bis support whenever needed. Oarr
Isad JfeaOly, ftr Jfsrc.
Dkad Hrtxsv Railroads occasionally
complain of dead beads) bat so institution suffers
so much from it as the press. A sensible writer
"The press enderes tbe. afliction of dead head
ism from tbe pulpit, tbe bar and tbe stage; from
corporations, societies and individuals. The press
is expected to yield its interests; it is required to
give strength to the weak, eyes to tbe blind,
clothes to tbe naked, and bread to tbe hnngry ; it
ia asked to cover infirmities, hide weakness and
wink at quacks, bolster op dnll authors and nat
ter tbe vain: it is. in abort, to be all things to all
men, and if it looks for pay or reward it is denoun
ced aa mean and noma. I Here u no great interest
nnder tbe whole heavens that is expected to give
so much to society, without pay or thanks, aa tbe
Ix tbe cemetery at Epping, N. H., a gravestone
can be seen with tbe following curious inscrip
tion: "Qaintas Flumer, born tbe 5th day of the
Sth month of tbe Stb year of the 6th century.
and breathed vital air only Ave times five days."
Tux practice of insurance is of great antiquity,
aad was known ia time of Claudius Casar, A. D.
43. It is certain that assurance of ships at sea
was practiced as early as tbe year A. D. 45.
Tbk hair oa a health;
a a healthy
weigh tea aoaads,
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WHOLE NUMBER, 776.
TIE OI.B HAVI.F. TRF.E.
sr onjurr r. aososoa.
The old map tree still stands oa the laws.
In front of the cot where my father was bora,
Whirh my grandfather planted, where, under its shade.
Sty brothers aad sisters. amTt. too. have played;
Mill shades the oH cottage In long Summer daja.
And anftcua ttra suaheaam, and tempers tu raja:
How tbe scenes of my boyhood come thronciDK' to me.
As 1 ait U the ahado of tkia old maple tree!
J, " sitting once more, after Ions, vtarr years
Otimpotrnt strirlnr. Tain hopes and aad fears.
Beneath the old tree, nnd I hear the same ano(
Of the birds; ant the brook, aa It bubbles tXaaz.
2ra u "" rr It told In my youth,
li?"" ?"" M questioned Its truth!
"J00 "IU Slsdly rome back." Itiua it marmnred to me,
"To the moas-Trrdnrrd cot and tbe old maple tree.-
Tbonzh years have drpartrd since last I stood here,
orneath Ita deep shade, with my mother so dear.
It welcomes me bark to iu sratrful embrace
Tb' breeae throu-h its Irarre aenda a bloom to mr raeei
And I know that through all the aad hanrra of timo.
Which have whitened my locka with IU troth-leQnui raw,
That the hours' of my lifr. the most happv to me,
Were passed ia the ahade of this old maple tree.
The years hare town swiftly, and I have srown old.
In the alruczle f.,r fame the fleree strife for gold
I hare mlird ith the lofty, the rich and tho poor;
I hare sal ; beneath many a vlnisshadrd door;
I nave had all the pleasures that money could buy.
And the poor have panrd bj mo with rnvioua sigh ;
1" u three aurroundinga were worthlrsa to ma.
Compared with the shade of this old maple tree.
i i m
EM PBBKIM e.X OREELKT.
la tho Jfew fork Commercial Adrjriuer.
lam for Greeley!
The Ommrrruil may not lie for him, but Kit
Perkins is going to support Horace,
We have nominated Mr. Greeley on tbe g-e-l-o-r-i-o-u-s
Dcniocratic-lScpnblican platform, and
now, my friends we must elect him. Our candi
date is a man of 'a grrat many principles. He has
!. UH i ,'ih "?M "felmost every political ques
tion, and there is such a chance for our oratorsl
Xt'gZ&T' ni tU you now we can e,ect
1. For the NewEngU,,,! 8tatw, wo mnatJn.
struct onr orators, ti. take ln '"gh tariff dodge,
Thmart1ho,r,Mr-Grr'",,'-y' record, and point
out how he has always stood for the hiKhestprc
tectiye tax ou clolb, hoop skirt., ami oroide
watches, and favored keeping foreign cheap arti
cles out of the market. Then hnw the Yankee
manufacturer will go for him, but
Ont West j on must lay low on tho tariff. Ton
must say that Horace has gone back on protec
tion, and that he don't rare a dam about it, for
the Western fellows hate tbe New Eugland shoe
makers like the devil. They wouldn't vote for
a President who would protect manufacturers,
for they are sharp as lightning out there, aud
they know when they wear the boots, that if they
didn't pay for the protection whistle, tbey would
come a good deal cheaper. Our Western orators
must say that Horace will leave tho tariff ques
tion to Congress for you know well euongh that
he is head and ears for the present high tariff, and
that when he is President he can veto any act of
Congress to reieal it. The Western fellows catch
at this ambiguous dodge, and tbey w ill all go for
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Jiinui,- iih nflllicai HllCep.
2. To the respectable old slave owners of the
South, read Greeley's old let Si editorials about
"Compensation to owners furematicipated slaves,"
The national slave buying idea would kill us
with theolilNew Eifelaiid'aholitionists. To tbcm
read Mr. Greeley's defense of John Brown bis
editorials on Sharpe's rifles for Kansas slave own
ersand say how he stood for Owen Lovejoy.
This' will take such men as Gerrit Smith, Fred.
Douglass, and Mr. Beecher.
3. For the Southern secessionists like Alex.
Stephens, Jeff. Davis, and Wade Hampton, repub
lish Horace's editorial. ''Let the Wayward Sis
ters go in Peace." If thisdon't satisfy them that
our candidate is sound ou secession, read them
'the sentiment which Mr. Greely wrote iu 1800:
"If any respectable uumberof "tho citizen of a
State desire to secede from the government, I
know of no power which can or onght to restrain
them." That will satisfy any reasonable seces
sionist that in case Mr. Greeley becomes Presi
dent, he can walk straight nut of tbe Union,
witliont being troubled by such men as (Jen.
"To the lovers of peace say that our candidate
went to Niagara Falls to treat with Jake Thomp
son and C C Clay in regard to acknowledging
the independence of the South, and that he came
back and wrote advising Lincoln, after Harrison's
Landing, to "make a peace upou the best at
tainable terms," bnt
To war men talk about Mr. Greeley's "Onto
5. Fool the editors into believing that Horace
is a great farmer, and
Make the farmers believe that he is a great edi
tor. Neither will suspect the dodge.
6. Prove to the Mormons and the people of the
Oneida community how onr candidate was once a
Fouritrile, and that he leaned towanl and wrote
for free! overs for years, but
To sensible married people say that Mr. Gree
ley is regnlarly married, and that be can show
his certificate of marriage any time iu the Tribwu
7. To the cold water people tell the story how
onr candidate lived for years ou vegetables, such
as cabbages, tnmiw, and squashes, without a
montbfnl of meat, but
To the high livers say that everybody, from
Dean Richmond down to Lord Gordon, have
bought him with a free lunch, and that a good
beefsteak wonld buy a foreign ministership.
8. To the orthodox rrliirionists aav onr candi
date lielongs to the Unirersalist Church, but
To the world followers say that be swears like
a trooper, and damns everybody in common con
versation like a Flanders ooldier.
9. To the office holders say Mr. Greeler never
declined an office, and that be lias run for office
eleven times, but baa always been defeated, and
that he split off from his best friends. Weed and
Seward, because tbey did not give their "junior
partner" the New York PiwtotUce, but
To the "outs" say why say Horace never held
at office in bis life that be wonldn't; bnt don't
draw this dodge too strong, for tbey might look
up his old tetter to Seward, and
Don't say a wonl about J. Gould's presenting
Horace with a farm, nor tell bow be was in the
tobacco business with Tweed, bnt let his enemies
bring that out.
Always flourish Mr. Greeley's quotation. Yon
will find tbey cover both sides of every question.
If they donbt your wonl, say "You lie. villain
yon lie!" To the specie payment fellows read
"The way to resume is to resume." H. Gree-
le.T- .., ,
If they contradict yon, bring np his favorite
saving, which will quiet them at once:
"When a fool speaks, keep silence. "Horace
Twr Princess Mary of Cambridge, it ia said,
loved not wisely, bnt ton well, in the days of her
girlhood. She entertained an affection far a sim
ple peer of Great Britain, aad this affection she
waa forced to stifle because her cousin the Quean
wonld not listen to matrimonial alliance with a
subject on the rsrt of a member of the royal
family. So the Princess Msrywasobliged to take
np with a worthless German prince, aad now it is
rumored that after several years of married life
abe is anxions to secure a divorce for good and
substantial reasons. Queen Victoria has grown
wise since the days in wMeh she forbade ber
cousin of Cambridge to listen to words of love
from a subject. Tbe Princess Louise has been
happily saved from tbe chance of domestie in
felicity by being suffered to marry a man whom
she loved, although that man was only tbe son of
A Bostos minister say be once preached on
"Recognition of FrieoiU in tbe Future," sad was
told after service by a bearer that it would be
more to tbe point to preach aboottbe recognition
of friends here, as be bad been in the church 20
years, and didn't know any of Its members.
PTOTOBHraixrsays be wants nothing to
do with iWtuali.annIeas themiriteean talk
sore sensibly and wisely than their friends re
port them to do.
Ant yourself, before speaking ill of any man,
first, js it right! second, is it kind! third, is it.