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SOL. MIILEB, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. )
VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 50.1
That noble rice and brave;
Tbat tlitir light canoes have Tanlahed
From offthecTMtrd ware;
That 'mid the forrsU where they roamed.
There rings no hanUr'a shout;
Jlnt their names are on jour waters
Ye may not wash them out.
Tis where Ontario's billow.
Like ocean wares are curled;
"Where .strong Niagara's thunders wake
The ecboe of a world ;
"Where red Mismmri btinceth
lUch tribute from the West:
.And Kappatiannock swettly sleeps
On green Virginia's breast.
Ye mj their cone-like cabins.
That clustered o'er the rale.
Have fled mj; like withered leaves
Before the Autumn gale;
But their memory llveth on your hills,
Their baptlnni on your shore;
Your everlasting rivers speak
Their dialect of yore,
Connecticut baa wreathed it
Where her quiet foliage wares.
And bold Kentucky breathes it bttarte
Through oil her ancient cares;
Old Mawuicbusf tts wears it
Within her lordly crown.
And bruad Ohm tteara It
.Amid Ltr y oung renown.
"WachuaWt hides Its liugcring voice
Within his rocky .heart.
And Alleghany grae it tone
TbrouglMUt his lofty chart;
Monadmk, ri his summit boar.
Has sealed the narml trnst ;
Your mountain are their monuments.
Though ye destroy their dust.
Ye call these red browed brethnn
The iijccttof an hour.
Crushed like the noteless worm amid
The regions nf their ! er;"
Ye drhe them frtm. their fathers' Limb,
Ye break of faith theneal;
But can e from the Court of Heaven
Exclude their last appeal f
Ye see tin ir nnreiuVtwg tribes.
With toitnouie Dtep and slow.
On through thr tracklews dewrt pans,
A carat an of woe:
Thiuk ye the Etrrnal Kar Is deaf.
His ttleepless vUiou dim I
Thiuk j e the mhiI s I.KmmI mav not cry
.From that far knd to Him 1
KISSING IN A STAGE-COACH.
Walter Marshall, w hen lie hail reai lied the age
of fourteen, arrived at Sew York from hi native
village, in the destitute i ircnuistancs's lreipicnt
among Sew England bojs; that is to say, he had
only the usual accompaniments of the liutlcdi-cd
chips, vv ho afterwards make the merchants and l
great men ol this cnuiitrv, and not tinfn-ijuciitl.v
of other lauds. He had a little wooden trunk,
pretty well Mocked with "hum made;" a six
cent ItiMe that his mother packed in for him,
fearful that he might forget it; a three dollar
Sew Haven Hank bill; aid any ipiautity of en
erKJ" patience, pi rwvenmcc, and ambition. He
-entered the counting-room of a largo mercantile
house in South Strei t. His honesty and activity
and industry won him many friends. Among
them was an English merchant, who had a large
comnierciaHiouoe in Calcutta, and a branch at
llouiliay. He was in this country on business,
with the firm Walter clerked for; and here the
latter attracted his notice. He was sixteen years
of ago imlj.vet the liomhay gcutleuiau fancied
him, and made him a liberal oirer to go to India
with hiin, which, after a very little palaver
a ig his friends Walter accepted. Sew Eng
land 1-ovn do not often start off on their unusual
ly long wandering excursions, without getting
their leave of absence for a few dajs' prejaratory
-xerciw, which they spend in going where they
vrigiuallv came from; and then, having taken a
few good looks at the weather-beaten church, the
liigh old steeple of which has wonderfully reduc
ed in size and elevation since they first" taw or
noticed it, in school boy da s. Then they must
hear the old bell ring once more, even if thev have
to take a spell at the rope. Then take a turn
.among the white grave-stones, and see if there
are any very green mounds fresh made, and if so,
ask who among old friends have gone to their
last place. Then to kUs mothers and sisters,
shake hands villi father, and the stagoisatthe
dooroftho tavern and they are ready to start,
to" jro auyw here." Walter went up to do, and
did this, hut he did not get into the stage at the
tavern. He walked down the road ahead of the
coach, tow ard the old bridge, and told the driv er
to stop and lot him get in at the minister's house
at Parson Fuller's. Mary lived there, for she
was the parson's only daughter, the was the
merriest, loveliest witch that ever wore long,
loose tresses of auburn hair, and had blue ejes.
Sec was only twelve jears old, and Walter was
nearly seventeen. She did love him, though ho
was all in all to her. He fought her battles all
through her childish campaign, and she had no
brother. She was his cousin, too a sort of a
half-cousin for her mother was a half-sister of
Walter's mother. They were not too near relat
ed for purjxises hereinafter to bo named.
Poor Molly! She would have cried her ejes
out on this occasion, had it not been that Walter's
long phiz set her ideas of the ridiculous in motion,
and she made a merry ten minutes as a winding
up of their parting scene.
Three days afterwards. Walter was in Sew
York; and just four months and twelve days fur
ther on, in time's nlmanac,-he was making out in
voices and acting as corresponding clerk of the
firm in Bombay.
I shall not stop long enough to enunierato how
many times ho went to the exhibition of venom
ous looking corbra di capellos and biting Sepoys
just for fun, and see how innocent the beauties
were, and how easy their bite was cured how
often he visited the famed elephant cave how
many times he dined with good?ir Iloliert Grant,
the Governor of Homhay, and bow he was with
liitn, and what he said, the very morning of the
day on which the cholera made the excellent Sir
Robert its victim all these things 1 shall leave
ill another time, and a mure appropriate head
ing. I skip over all these, and 6ir .j ears of time
besides, and laud master Walterat Staten Island,
bring him up to the city in a steaudHiat, and
Jeav e him at a respectable hotel, there to let him
sleep all night, and take a good "short rest," af
ter a tedious vo.vago of four months and more.
The next morning we awake him, make him
get up to pay his bill, take a hack, and ride-down
to the Sew Haven steamlioat, and go on board.
It Is 7 o'clock, A. M. At 1, r. M., the boat has
reached the landing, his trunks and "traps" are
on board the Litchfield stage he has taken a
seat inside his destination is an intermediate
Tillage. He is alone In the stage no, not alone;
there is an old woman on the front seat, and n
Presbyterian clergyman on the middle seat. The
stage is op in the city, and slowly meandering
about New Haven town, picking np passengers
who have lctt tncir names ai me stage omce, as
is still customary in that staid and sober city of,
mineralogy, tbeeilogy, aud ologies in geueral.
The stage Jehu pulls np to the door of a neat lit
tle cottage in Uliapei oirect, to taso up a pzsseu
m,, a jonnglady of sweet seventeen, or there
abouts. Ik-fore she haa fairly got inside, Walter
has noticed her, and she has noticed him, too. He
gazed in astonishment at the perfect vision of
loveliness before him. He hadn't seen anything
of the kind for some jears. There is not a --article
of copper about her. She, on her part, half
laughing, has regarded him very attentive!-
pushes back the golden ringlet that almost shut
in her face, and takes another look, as if to he
certain that she has made no mistake.
"Here is a seat beside me, Miss," said the gos
"Thank yon, but I prefer sitting on the back
seat with that gentleman, if ho will let me," said
the most electrical voice that Walter bad listen
ed to for some time.
"Certainly, Miss, said the delighted Bombay
ite; and when she seated herself by him, she gaz
ed into his face with such a kind of mixed np de
light and astMUshment, that Walter actually
looked down upon himself, to ascertain what
there was abont his person that appeared to be
bo pleasing to the fair maiden; bnt ho discovered
The stags rolled on toward Derby, at its nsual
rate of a mile an hour, and Walter and the mer
ry maid seemed as chatty and cosy together as
though they had known eacli other for years, in
stead of minute. The minister tried to engage
ringlets in a conversation, but he fonnd himself
"nowhere." She had -neither eves nor ears for
anybody else but Walter; and be told more of
his travels and Bombay scenery, than he had ev
er told an) body ticfore or since.
At last thev came to Derhv- Theie lionu, I....1
to be changed, and four fresh skeletons were har
nessed and tackled on to the old stage. Walter
handed the gentle girl back to her old seat, as
gracefully as he could have done, had he never
lived in Bombay, but alwa.vs stopped in "ew
lork. They were alone now. The minister and
the old woman had got out at Derby.
''Well, we' are oil once more; how far are you
going!" said Walter, as the stage went off.
-."Not finite as far as Litchfield. Yon sav j our
friends reside at Pomperany. How glad they
will be to see. jou.''
" Very probably, unless theyjiave forgotten me,
which Is likely"; ror-Is6ppose I have altered some
in seven years."
Sot a iarticle. I "?
The pretty maid forgot what she was going to
say, but at fast remembered, and continued:,
"I should suppose jou hail not altered; for
j on said jou were seventeen -when you were last
at hnuie, and now jou are only twenty-three.
You must hav c been grow u nearly as large as v ou
'Perhaps so; bnt still I am somewhat tanned
by exposure in an Kast India climate."
"Yet I think jou will be recognized br every
body in the village. Do you know a young lady
in Pomperauy, of the name of Mart- Fuller!"
"Uliat! little Mary! my little wifef as I used"!
to can uer. mess her heart! My trunk is tilled
withknick-kiiacksrurhersiec.ialnHe. Do I know
her: Why, I have thiunrht of In r ever sine, I
went away.. Young lady she is a little bit of a
girl he is only ten jc-ars old. Sit she must be
older than that now. I cmipose I shall tind her
grown considerable. Itv the wav, are on not
coldT It's getting chilly."
The delighted uiigladv was trving to con
ceal her face, which had called forth Walter's ex
clamation. "Yes, it is gettingcolder.and it is nearlv dark;"
and snitn as. Walter had a boat cloak, and af
ter a very littlo tlouble, ho was permitted to
wrap it around her lovely form, and somehow or
other his arm went with it: aud in the confus
ion hunas verj-close toher, and his ami was
around her waist, outside the cloak, though;
then he put his ear down to hear what shesaid,
and somehow those long ringlets of soft, silky
hair, were plaj ing across his cheek. Unman na
ture could not and would uot stand itanv Iom-er.
Walter, the modest Walter, drew his ami closer
than ever, and pressed upon the w arm, rosy lijis
of his fellow- traveller, a glowing, burning, regu
lar East India, Ilombay kiss, and then blushed
himself at the mischief he had done, and waited
for thestage to upset, or something else to happen.
Hut no, she did not make anv resistance; on
the contrary, he felt very distinctly that she had
returned the kiss; the very tirst kiss, too, that he
had ever pressed upon a woman's lips, since he
gave a parting one to Mary Fuller; and he would
have sivoni he heard hersaviinrsoinetliiiiir fnboiit
the very moment he had given her that first, long
iss oi ,tniiii aim iove,i tuai souuiieu like "clear,
The stago was now entering the village. In a
few moments he w mild lw at Mary EuIIrr's house.
He lhoii:;lit of her. and ho felt ashamed, nml
downright guilty. What would Mdrv. "his-lit-
tle-wifc' that was to Is-, say, ifsho kiievv he hail'
oc-eu ac-iiug soi as nu-se tilings passe l rapnlly
through his mind, he began to study how to get
out ol the affair ipiietly and decently.
"You go in the stage, I suppose to the nest
town, or perhapsMiil turthcrJ"
"Oh, no; not me!"
What could she mean f But he had no time to
indulge in conjectures. The stage drove up slap
in front of Parson Fuller' door, and here was the
v cMic rahle I'arnou ami bis lady iu the doom ay. he
with a lamp in his hand, ami all ready to receive
Walter, as he supposed.
"Where will jou stop iu the village! I won't
leave jou. Here jou have been kissing me for
the last half hour, and now jon want to run
away and leave me. I am determined to eXHse
jou to that old clergjmaii and his wife jonder.
More than that, jour "darling wife,,' that is to
tie. as Jem called her, shall know all about it."
What a situation for a modest, moral man ! It
was awful To lie latndicd at exnosed and
L who.was she! Could it be lsissible! He had
heard of such ihararters. It must lie, but she
was verj- prettj ; and he had been the means of
bringing such a critter iu the house of the cler
gyman, and his sn cot old pet aud plajinate his
Mary Fuller! He saw it all. It wa a judgment
wnt iihu him. What business had he to be kiss
ing a strange girl, ifsho was prettj-f His nncle
and aunt had runic clear down the stone walk to
the door-jard gate, almost to the door, which the
driver had opened. Walter felt that he was
doomed, but he hud to get up.
" Don't, for God's sake, don't expose lue, j oiuig
"1 will get out."
"Oh!" thought Walter, "it is all over with me
now!" and now he shakes hands with the cler
gyman, and fiings his anus around the aunt.
"Mary!" exclaims the mother: "our Marvin
the stage, as I live! So jou have come up with
v our cousin, eh!"'
"Yes, mother, and what do j-ou think the im-
ptiiletit l.ast iniiian lias been doing: lie lias
kissd rue at least a hundred times; and that isn't
all, he tried to persuade me to keep on in the
stage, and uot get out at all."
"Oh, no wonder he kisses! j on! he hasn't seen
yon for some J ears. How glad you must have
been, when jou met. Hut what is the matter
with yon, alter! Let the driver stop and
le.iv e j-otir trunk at your father's as he goes by,
and come into the house. What is the matter!
Are you dumb!"
" Ain't j'ou ashamed of j-oursclf, Walter, not to
speak to inv mother, whenshe is talking to jon !"
chimed iu Miss Marv.
Walter now found his v oice, and before he got
fairly inside, Mary was his debtor for a round doz
en of kisses, which she took very kindly. Itutas
for Walter, his mind was made np. He bad tnm
esl ov er the subject during the last three minutes.
He ouM marry that strange girl. He was grate
ful; she had sav ed him from degradation, loss of
character, and everything else. Ilut woull she
forgiv e him for Iielng so free with a strange girl
in a stage-coach! Doubtful; but she would have
the chance, at anj rate.
The wanderer received a glad welcome from
family and friends in his old native village: and
Maty Fuller was his trav elling companion about
the place, and together thej- crossed the door-sill
of everj- old farm-house within five miles around.
Walter had seen enough of the outside of the
great world. He had made some money, too
enough for bis modest wants. He was old enongh
to marry, so was Mary Euller; and before three
months rolled over their heads, the venerable fa
ther made them one, in the front parlor of the
old glelie. When the vow had lwen spoken, the
last prayer made, and the blessing pronounced,
Walter clasped Mary to his breast, and imprinted
on her cheek another kiss: but now it was th
first thrilling kiss of married love, and as he held
her for a moment in his anient embrace, she whis--!
perecl irentlv in his ea
"Walter, dear, it is understood in the vow, no
more kissing strange cirls in a stage-coach!"
Years hav e flown by since then, and now Wal
ter Marshall and his gentle wife, and the people
they call their "Stock," are living pleasantly and
hjppily somewhere west of the Alleghaiiies near
a place called Pittsburg, where he owns large
tracts of miues not huinbng, wishy-washy, shin
ing gold, but real hard, substantial coal mines,
productive to himself, and to the country be liv es
Agassiz Octdoxe. -The people of small towns
in Iowa seem to be very remarkable naturalists.
In one of these a short time ago four or five ril
were dug up belonging to man, or a calf per
haps thatwasburied twenty-five years ago. Im-
,!.,..-.. .1.. r. ... n..,.r ... tiu. rit.. "
-KW. "Ill- 1
reconstructed the entire specimen; and made a
as-L-saa-i. iur (.uuuit -jiiiuuvi is-". - -p..- ---
diagnosis of his final sickness, arriving at the
sage conclusion: "ame unki
to have died of bilious fever.'
Otrr of the unregulated will springs passion;
out of passion, gratified habit; out of habit, unre
sisted necessity, St. AufiuUne.
-WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,
THE OI.B CLOCK.
BT UBS. L. G. JlBXU.
Alone lone I bear thy voice, u back fan dutant years.
It veeras to come with hope aad Joy, and mlnclcd, too, with
Each tick npon my heart it atrikea; iu writ-remembered
Seems sadder, deeper, at this boor, became I am alone.
Thy old familiar face I tee, the aame I uw when vonnc:
When roue-wreathed hour, went hasting by, thy bell their
And thoa art with me till; how strange) when every thins
Haa sunk beneath Time's rolling wave, or gone oat with its
Tea, thou art here! and thoa art all of earldaya now left;
Of all tboae relics now my heart Is utterly bereft;
Xo sunud tilt thine la on my ear, that ever childhood anew;
No voire hot thine responds to mine, thoa art indeed moat
That circle all have passed away, where thou didst proudly
They gathrr not to ev enine praver, directed bv tby band
For some thou 'at marked their time of death, for some, the
now gone, low tones of theira, with thine are ever
Thy face wilh ajje U marr'd and dim. bnt dearer still to me,
Thau any set aronud wilh gold, or pearls from out the n-a ;
For with the paot thy form la wreathed, and all those dewy
'Will brightly bang nion thine arm, and mingle with thine
And thou art ticking on the same, precisely now as then.
When life was all a mj sterr. Irkrd by thv own dark rhain;
Hat now the " Voya-e of Life" I see unfurled upon thy face,
Jo other hands could half so well the living picture trace.
Then, faithful friend, well journey on; each priceless hour
Shall set around like genu my days till I have done with
And when at laot tby band shall note the honrof death for
Then fire thee w ell be true to mine as my heart la td thee.
A BIOORlPniCAL sKKTtll.
The .STawiinee wf the CiBciamati C'awTealiaw.
a Mrrm Thrragfc m Chiracs) Nandaj-ScbMl
The gentle, Iamb-like man upon whom, more
to its ou n astonishment than his, tho Cincinnati
Wbat-do-j-oii-call-it-iiow has thrust the greatness
of a nomination, was bom of honest but respecta
ble parents in Amherst, Sew Hampshire, on the
3d of Febniarj-, 1 ill. Any man who is not a liar
and a villain can therefore discover that he is ex
actly 61 years, 3 months and 24 hours old. This
is a verj- good age to bo nominated at. The fath
er of this experienced diplomat was a fanner,
w hirh accounts for the singular small amount of
knowledge lint the great familiarity which the
sou displajs in the matter of scientific and politi
cal agriculture, and which constitutes his thief
quantitation to preside over all the depart-in nts
of the United States. In his ehilnliood he had a
surprisingly sweet and precocious way of calling
his father Zacchens; for that was his fathers
name; and there is nntliinir. unless it lie the ma
jority of 4KU in Livingston County for Lincoln,
Lthc well known lines, "Zacchens he, did cluni a
to snow mat me modern epic beginning with
tnsi-," was not oue of the early efforts of the
svliih-like Horace, who even in childhood had a
singular affection for those little creatures whom
Providence fur some mjstcrious reason permits
to edit the country press.
To one of these reptiles he became apprenticed
when 15 ears old; and lis name was the -VorWi-rrn
Sjitctatflr. While at work here he became in
timately acquainted with horticulture, and espe
cially with the various families of the mealy veg
etable discovered by De Soto, and still the pride
of the virtuous domestic table; we refer is it
necessary to add! to the jmtato. Among the
compositors of this Ij ing journal. Doel (that was
the preferred ct name for this well-trained
statesman) learned the awful habits of appalling
jimfanitj-which are the distinguished character
istics of his mature ears; which are iudecsl oulj
suqiasscd by his nnnwucd trick of making his
latest newspaper opular with the farming class
es by palming oil upon them waggish receipts
for the making of beet sugar out of the late au
tumn nay, ami tlie shoeing of cows feet to make
them give buttermilk. It the cows do not com
ply, it is simply proof positivo that they are
bought by Ilntish pild. When but tweutj jears
old. Hod's employer was sold out worse "than
Trumbull or Davis: but ho hael learned so much
alsiiit political statistics that auj body who cv er
diflensl from him was set downbj-the finger of
pubic scorn as a bom idiot and coudenined (to be
pronounced verj- quick) fool. Meanwhile his
surviving ancestors, to-nit: his paternal and ma
ternal relatives, were residing iu Erie, Pa. ; and
Dud, being out of emplojmeiit, paid them a brief
but profitable visit; for it was at this time he
committed to memory the tonnage of the Erie Ca
nal since 1-U5, with the annual variations in tolls
the names of all the vessels that passed through,
the nnnilxT of bushels, carrjing capacity of eat li,
and the profit and loss accounts of the owners.
He also suggested, while tarrying in the locality,
a mislel for a canal lsiat, which, when completed
and set alloat in the canal, presisted in keeping
Isittom up. He explained to heav en-defying scof
fers that .this was all right, because 'then the
grain was likely to lie wet only ou one side. -Hut
the canal lioanl, lieing packed with purchasable
millions, never utiopicci tne model, lining suc
cessively to Jamestown and Lodi, in York State,
he worked as a jonrnej man compositor, adding
more expletives to his already rich repertoire
than gold to his HH-ket, and iii 1831 he started
for Sew York, the proud and happy possessor of
$10 and no trunk not even a walking stick. Af
ter two jears' fruiral lalior in tvne-settim?. he
and a Mr. Story, (need we say, it was not a sup
porter of the liberal free-trade movement in Chi
cago!) started a little enterprise of their own,
and did the printing of 'the Jontiaij Pott, the: first
penny daily paper in the United States. Like
the previous undertaking with which he was
connected failed, m failed this; and in 1KB Mr.
Greeley, outgrowing the name of Duel, became the
editor of the weeklj .Vew Torlrr.
Its great excellence lay in its political statis
tics. It lived seven jears, and, like its editor,
sient more money than it earned. During its
life, Mr. Greeley was compelled to earn the hon
est bread of home industry by writing editorials
for the daily iri-, the Jtffcrtoniaa. and the Log
Cabin. It was hisconnectioii with the last which
favehimhis a-nazing knowledge of navigation,
li 1841 he was enabled to consolidate all these
periodicals in the daily Tribune. His political
life liegan, strictly speaking, in 1843, when he
was elected to fill a vacancy in Congress; he re
mained there a little more than a year, devoting
himself chiefly to the improvement of bean poles,
and introducing" resolutions to compel the Mis
sissippi to avoid snags. The latter would hav e
succeeded had not the internal spirit of treason
been rampant in both Houses. He is the author
of several volumes Dot mnch spoken of outside
the columns of the Sew York Tribune, to-wit:
"Hint Toward Reform," published in lSoO;
"Glances at Europe," written after his return
from visit to the Continent in 1651, where he
fonnd the effete despotisms groveling iu ignorance
on all agricultural subjects; "History of Slavery
from 17b8 to 1856;" and in later life, a biography
of the rrliellion, and "WhatI Know Abont Farm-
lng." The three greatest events or bis life are
his advocacy ofpeaceable secession for the South
em States in 1861; his bailing Jefferson Davis in
18(3: and his nomination, byway of a joke, at
the Cincinnati Free-Trade Convention in 1872.
It has always been supposed that that much
abnsed animal, the mule, was a strict vegetarian,
bnt it is now charged that he has no objection to
mntton, rare, without any graw, according to
this story: A fanner living near Versailjen, 3Io
had been loosing his sheep from time to time, anil,
of course, charged the depredations npon the
wolves and dogs. A few days since, however,
one of his children railed his attention to a mnle
that was engaged in taking a light lunch off a
sheep. The animal had killed the bleatint- inno-
fnl .J ., . 7. . "
:""-.".'"- "SKing tnecarcass to a grassy spor, was
iniiniieiH c .... "- r .
" ".fcc".-',"! m te of mutton and then
monthful of .
ten in a
It does not appear that the
"" ursree with his enjoyment of the repast.
s-.G,r,IER' he""nnt. has noticed that the
Cu.".T2?" '-.?'-- " balloon at the
:-"" ""-" - mues, wade that of
has never reached higher than a miS
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
late-rcMias; Fimul Be iatlactsnae.
The nomination of Mr. Greeley has called ont
sonie'criticism as to hisage, niauy believing hiin
much -older than he is. He was boru in 1811, and
therefore is CI years of age. He carries his age
well, for though for many years he has undergone
several mental labor, his habits in those paxticu-
" -Mltll ICUU IU UIHWIUIiUC UUCB cuusuiuiiuu,
have been regular. There is no taint of dissipa
tion iu his system, but his mental faculties are
clear and bis physical system yet capable of many
years' sen ice. As the matter or age is one con
nected with the Presidency, it may be well to re
view our roll of Presidents, and see how their ages
bav e run.
Three Presidents crossed their fifty-year line
daring their incumbency of the office, General
Grant, Mr. Polk, who entered office seven mouths
before he was fifty, and Ges-eral, Pierce, who was
in his fortv-niuth veal-' whan takinir his seat.
Geueral Washington was in bis fifty-eighth year
w hen he became President, John Adams was in
his sixty -second, Mr. Jeffersou iu his fifty-eighth,
Mr. Madison the same, Mr. Monroe iu his tifty
uinth, John Quincj- Attains in his fifty-eighth,
Gen. Jackson in his sixt -second, Mr. Van liureu
in his fifty-fifth. Gen. Harrison in his sixty-ninth,
John T.vler iu his fifty-second, Gen. TaIor in bis
sixty-fifth, Mr. Fillmore- in his fifty-first, Mr.
Iliichauan in his sixt-sixth, Mr. Lincoln m his
fifty-third, and Mr. Johnson iu his fifty-sev enth.
General Harrison was the oldest man ever elected
to the Presidency, Geu.Graiitt he joungest. Four
Presidents Washiui-tnn. Jeffenuin. Madison and
John Qniucy Adams were all in their fifty-eight
year w hen thej entered office, and four Wash
ington, John Adams, Jefferson and Madison went
out of office iu their sixty-sixth year. Geueral
Jackson went ont of office only eleven dajs be
fore the comnletion of his seventieth vear. and
I.Mr. Iiiiclianan fifty dajs liefore he was seventy.
jonn .-.dams was tne longest lived ol tlie -'residents,
being in his uinetj-tirst year at the time
of his death. The next oldest was Mr. Madison,
who died ill bis eitditv-sivtb vi-.sr- lr. Jefff rsjm
died iii his eighty-fourth ear, John Qiiinev Adams
in his eighty-tirst, Mr. Van Hiiren m his eightieth,
General Jackson iu his seventy-ninth, and Mr.
Monroe in his sevent -third. Gen. Pierre was
the joungest retiring President, who went out of
office soon after he had completed his fiftj--sts.-ond
year. Mr. Polk retired in his fifty-fourth jear,
and died iu a little more than three mouths after,
at the age of fifty-three jears. seven months and
thirteen dajs, joungest of all. our Presidents in
The most notable deaths are those of John Ad
ams and Thomas Jeffi rson. which occurred July
4, ItSifi, at nearly the same hour. Iloth were con
spicous actors iu theopciiing drama of the revolu
tion, and madeau impress upon the country which
essentially aided the struggle. Both, too, were
e-oosiicuuos in me loniinuou oi me government,
and though at the antijHsIes in their opinions,
each did gissl service to the country. Mr. Adams
was at the bead of the Federal party, Mr. Jeffer
son of the Kepuhlicaii. Their followers were bit
ter toward each other, aud partizau nialiguitj
scrtipled at nothing to malign its oiqoneiits.
Iloth outlived theenvcnoiiied slanders of their ac
tive lives, and long enough for each to appreciate
the other, and accord to each other ail earnest,
patriotic purpose in'thi-ir political careers. It
was fitting that these two noble old men. patriots
in the best sense of the term, should, hand in
hand, walk donu to the river and together euter
the great hereafter.
Of all our Presidents, John Qniucy Adams was
the most notes. Early in life he entered the pub
lic service, and under the training of his father
became an aeeomplislusl statesman. He con
tinued his public career to the close of his life.
His administration was uot a brilliant one, for he
went into office on the remains of the Federal and
Republican parties. Old issues bail been settled,
and during the Presidency of Mr. Monroe, espe
cially his last term, there- was no such thing as
party. It wasthe "era of good fee-ling," so far as
the past was conceracel. When a successor was
to lie chosen, the contest was for men, as there
was no question of public policy to divide tim.
Four candidates were voted for Jackson, Clay,
Adams and Crawford. There was no choice by
the people, and the election went to the House of
Keprescntatives. jir. Adams was cliosen, tne
friends of Mr. Clay going to his aid. This em
bittered the friends Jackson and Crawford, who
were inopposition,aiid proved sore thorns for four
jears. Iu lg-JSjGcn. Jackson was elected, and Mr.
Adams ret i nil, having made no mark as Presi
dent, from the fae-t that no opportunity occurred;
no great measure came np as a rallv ing point, and
he retired from as he entered on office, without a
parly. He was returned to Congress in 1831, and
continued a memlier of the House until his death,
w hich occurred it 1848, February i!3. He died iu
the ranitol. as was most fitting, fur his seventeen
jears of continnus service had lieen marked by a
persistency and industiy w hich crowned him with
Gen. Harrison was the first President who died
iu office. Only thirty days in his seat, he did not
have time to inaugurate a policy. He was mur
dered bj- the ceaseless iiuMirtunities of office
seekers, and factions striv ing to get the lietter of
each other. The Whigs had been out of the
government twelve jears, the two terms of Gen.
Jackson, aud the one of Mr. Van liuren, and were
as ravenous as vv olv es. Thev liesieged the execu
tive day aud night. His constitution could uot
stand the strain, and he fell at his post, an honest
man, though leaving no political record. The
second President dying in office was Gen. Taj lor.
He was an iron soldier, but the thorny path of
politics proved his death. The slave power was
striving for domination, and Iheold general fonnd
his administration beset by so much difficulty
that he, too, fell at his post," worn ont by its dis
tractions. Iu both rases, the succession proved
unfortunate for the Whigs, and on each occasion
the party became weakened, and never was able
to rally as before.
A lady ctrrc-spondent w ho lives in a manufac
turing towu iu Rhode Island was recently the
victim of a surprise party, and relates her experi
ence as follows:
I have never imposed npon any of my friends or
neighbors by attending a surprise party, and as
long as I remain sane I never will.' lint I have
lieen the nnwilling recipient of one of those social
nuisances dubbed a silver wedding. Isaac and I
knew as well as anybody that we hail lieen mar
ried twenty-five years, but we didn't' wish to cel
ebrate t he event, for numerous reasons. We didn't
wish to leg for presents. Onr house is not large
enough to accommodate all we would wish to
iuv ite on such an occasion, and we could not bring
ourselves to slight any; and uot being partial to
large parties, judge of our consternation when
we were overwhelmed by a mob consisting of
some of our friends and many who were not our
friends or even acquaintances -Tom, Dick, and
the dragon, any one who conld be induced to sign
their names to a paper and pay their money to
help boy a tea set. under the promise of coming
to onr honse and having a gay time, Jnst as they
would have paid for going to any place of pnblio
amsement. The presents were very nice indeed,
but I shall never use them, and for them we are
pnt under obligations to a class of people whose
acquaintance we did not desire. They rummaged
and ransacked the honse from garret to cellar,
looked into my closets and bnrean drawers, and
even counted the hlakets on my own and my ser
vants' beds, smashed my et cast, wore holes in
my sitting-room carpet by dancing on it, and have
made capital for gossip ont of my household ar
rangemeutsgenerally.Tbere were even peoplep'res
enttowliom I wasnot introduced. We have always
been independent; retained onr old fnends and
made few new ones. Now I am expected to call
on Mrs. this, that, and the other, and to speak to
their husbands and brothers when I meet them on
the street, for their names are on that paper which
accompanied onr silver among the list of donors.
I pnt down my veil, hoping one of these new
fnends, who is somewhat intoxicated, will not
recognize me, and as I get past hear him say:
"Proftcl old vixen wish I haul the dollar I tkrvrei
away on her silvrr tea-set V I have lost my inde
pendence and self-respect, and am quite miserable
under all this obligation, which I ran never hope
to repay. And I look npon the whole affair as an
unwarrantable piece of interference, for which I
shall never pardon the Idle busybodies who, for
the want of something better for excitement, set
it ou foot.
TBTlawfervro-Ben to atady tha law of lore.
JUNE 6, 1872.
A HVt HKUL.I.
Ahnmansknll! I boneht it pasalnx cheap .
)f course, 'twaa dearer to its art emptorer.
I thought mortalitr did well to keep
Some memento of the Old Destroyer.
It la a ghostly monitor, and the not!
Experienced our wasting aand la anmmiar;
It is a trace domestic tinker post - t
Of Lifean emblem of the ahadowa coming."
Time was, some mar have praised its bloominc akin;
Lips were wooM. perhaps, in Iran-ports tender;
Some may hare chucked what waa a dimpled chin,
And never had my doubts about its grader!
Did she live yesterday, or ages back!
What color were the evea, when bright and wakingt
And were your ringlcta fair, or brown, or black.
Poor bttle bead; that long haa dose with aehiagt
It may have held (to -hoot some random ahota) "
Thy brainm Eliia Fry. or Baron Brrooa;
The wita of Nelly ti Wynne, or Dr. Watt
Two quoted barda! two philanthropic yre-u!
Bnt this tsnrrlr knew. brforeTrtoMil -
The bargain, on the morning that I bought Iti
It waa not half mi had as some aopiiosed
Xor qnite so good aa many may hare thought it.
Who lore, can need no special typ-uif Death .
lie bares bia at ful face too sunn, too often ;
"Immortellea blinta in Beauty'a bridal wreath.
And doea not yun green elm contain a romnt
Oh! ram mine, what lines of care are these!
The heart atill hngera with the Golden hours:
An Autumn tint is on the chestnut trees. . -
And where is all that boasted wealth of flowm"
If Life no more can yield us what it gave.
It still i lined with much that calls for praises;
A very wort bless rogue may dig the grave.
But unseen hands will dresa the turf with dallies.
f Front tht TUnto Blade
THE .TAMIIY LETTERS.
"Si. Tfasfcr Hamc The Cmrmm FiaaJIr
afrswsjhl fa the Happen af Greeley.
CoXFF.DKtT X KOAKS,
IT X KOAKS, 1
May, 8, 1872. )
V vv ICH IS IX THE STATK CV
I heel a severe time nv it at the Corners, irittin
our peeple to consent to takin the grate and good
unms ureeiey to tner iiiizzums, and embraciu nv
him the same ez tho he bed bin Ilreckinridge,
Ilotlinan, or some sich man, wich they heel bio
more familj-er w ith. It took four days nv --ersist-ent
svvarin afore I rood convince em that I heel
any ijee nv siipportin a man wich tliey hed hcerd
me denoiiuec ez the vilest Ablishen de-spot on erth,
a thousand times. Alas! they don't know the full
elasticity tiv the Dimoc-ratic mind.
1 called a meetin, and give em a account uv my
stewardship at Cincinnati.
I commeiist my remarks by sav in that I went
to Cincinnati with a view nv minima-tin that ster
lin patriot. Judge Dav is, who, tho iu oflis ez a Ke
piiblikiii, hczn't eniiff Kepnhlikiuism about him
to hurt bin.; eir that othersterlin patriot, Charles
Francis Adams, tho son nv John Quiney.Adams,
but which hezn't an thing nv the Adams about
him but the uame. It w nz a gatheriri uv the pee
ple, tint a ofiis holders' convrushnii; aud that
vvnz wat wnz the piatter with its. Not one nv the
delegates held a covcnimeut nosisheu. and not ono
uv us bed auy chance nv gittin one nnder Grant.
" Giv c us nuj bodj- else."
I coiife'st, tho, I vv uz soniewtt disappintcd. Tlie
conveiishen bed throwd off em Adams aud Davis,
and nominated Greeley.
"Hang him!" shouted the peeple. "I kin lick
an man iu a miiiit. who asks me to vote fur him!"
shouted Kernel MrPelter.
I paid no iitteiisheii to these compliments.
"I bed no ijee nv even siipimrtiu him, and wnz
glad uv- his nomiiiashen only ez I beleeved be
wood draw off eniiff Kepnblikin votes to enable us
to elect a sound Constitooshnel Diuiocrat-i-"
"That's wat we want a sound Constitooshnel
Dimornitr jelled Kernel JlcPelter, late nv the
"Hut I he,v notist that the grate majoritj- nv
the Dimokratic papers (I kin read, my brethren,
and hev that udvantago over joo) insist on
niloptiti hiin at our Convenshuu; and cf so, he is
"We'll see him"
" Hold!" seil I, quickly. "Xo good Dimokrat
kin bolt a rrgler nominashen, and after all, Horris
is not the wust one we kin hev Our motto wuz
'Principles, uot men.' -We carried it nut to the
letter. We adopted prinsiples; ami ez for men,
we come ez near nnthin ez possible, under
the circumstances. Troo, he is a high pro
tective 'tariff man. wich don't wsit Elder I'en
nibacker; but the Elder must remember that
the versateel Horris is willin, ef we will suport
him, to treat that ishoo ez one to be set tied by the
peeple elsejvher. He wnz a oppresser uv the
Eolith, Kernel McPclter wood say. Troo, he wnz
at times, and thenligiii at times be wnznt. I hev
watcht the grate and good Greeley v ery closely
for many years. Tlier ain't no question, that I
now remlier uv, (except slavery and the price uv
the Xoo York ilerly Triboou). that he ain t bin on
both sides nv a dozen times. Like the intoxicated
indiv idjnel who coodent git into bed coz the room
wuz whirlin round, and who determined, fiually,
to lay still and wait till the bed come round to
him, all that any question has got to do is to lay
still, and Horris is certin td come round to it. He
blee-ved slaver' wuz unconstoshnel, and yit wnz
for pnjin the nigger owners for the nigger. He
defended John llrowu's raid, and opposed sece-sh-en.
Then iminejitly therafler he fav creel seeesh
en; then insisted on war agin ns for secedin, then
urged the Fedral hirelius on to Ki'rhmund, then
tried to patch up a pcece with us. He hez bin a
Radical and a Conserrntiv e, a Furirntn and a be-K-ever
in bran bred.. He opiMised-Taylorand siip--Mirtcd
him; he supported Linkiu and opposed
him. In short, he hez bin on all sides u v all. ques
tions one siiie to-sla, and tntlier to-niorrer, anil
v ery frekently liot li at the same time. In short, I
don't know nv nothiu that he hezn't bin.audcau't
imagine nothiu that he ain't extreemly likejy to lie.
I red his record yistcrday, and' wuz wnss tore np
in my mind than ez tho I lied j-in on a drank for
a week. I nev er know d more confusiu or intoxi
catin readin." ".
"Bot,"said Dee,kin Pojrram, "are we'Dimocrats
to lie compelled to vote for sich a bundle nr con
"My aged frend," I replied blandly, " wood yoo
like to receeve from me the trillin sum nr one
hundred and eight v dollars, wich I owe yoot
WimdUascomt Wood "
From every individjnel in that awjence thcr
enm up like the roar ur a torrent: "Yes!"
On tlioquestion nr payin my debts, the Corners
is singlerlj yoonanimous.
"My brethren, the way to my liqnidatin is Post
Orfis, and Post Orris only. Ef I wuz in my old
place, nowokkepied by that disgostin nigger Lub
bock, yoo wood her at least a chance for yoor
money. Etlhe grate and good Greeley is elected,
that nigger goes out, aud I go in. Pollock goes
on t u v the Collectcr's Offis, and in goes Issaker Gar
itt or Kernel McPelter. Watkins, the nigger As
sesser, woodrut be allowed to bold his place a
minit, and that saint, Deekin Fogram, or that oth
er saint. Elder Penuibaeker, wood be immejitly
(Hear! hear!" from Issaker Gavitt, Elder Penni
hacker, MrPelter and Pogram Kernel McPelter
eniestly kickin a man who indulged in latter.)
"In short, my brethren, we want the omsis.
We her been eatin grass like Xebnkadnezzar,
sence 1360, (with the excepshen nr Jot-son's bless
ed jeers), and rharanh'a lean kine aint notbin to
us. We hunger and thirst for em. Vr conn. I'd
rnthrr git my place back agin throo Breckinridge,
bnt rut her than not her it, Td take it from Wen
dell Phillips hlsself. Ef Greeley isnessary to git
tin em, I go-Gcreley. He may shift ez fast ez be
pleeses, I kin foller him. Pnt that Poat Orfis in
front nv me, and ef be kin shift taster than I kin,
I hev overestimated my powers in that line. He
will insist npon qnalificasbens strenuously, bnt
he bez bis own standard. He beleevn- that them
who admire Horris Greeley are, ex-offisho, fit for
any place nnder any Goverment. and them who
don't, ain't wntb a d n for anything. I am tal
euted at admirin sich men, I am."
Pogram, Pennibacker, McPelter and Issaker
Gavitt wnz entirely convinced, bat tber wax still
mnrmnrin smonr the others.
"Yon idiots," Bed I, sternly, "is Grant a Rerrab
"He is! he is!"
"Uer yoo, ex Dimocrats, anything to expect
"We hern'tr tbey replied.
"Do yon know the pekolyarities ar the grata
and Good Horris T We know wat he is to-day;
we know wat he wnz yistcrday; and sich nr
you ez kin read plain print, aud rite without
rnnnin vour toogs out, kin assertane wat be . wux
before that. Watbaabs-a-r--k--ow,btwat
he will bo only the Almity, who kuows all things,
kin tell, and no oue bnt hisself supposes he is uv
snfilsbeut account to be maele the subject ur
prophecy. We are Tety certin nr a Repnblikin
ef Grant is elected we may hev a Bepublikiu or
a Dimokrat, ef Greeley sneceeds. its a eveu
chance wherhe lites, with the per cent in our fa
Ter, for nv course the Bepnblikins will make fun
u v him, which is the only thing he never forgiv t-s.
Ez a uucertinty is better for ns than a certiuty,
'rah for Greeley!"
They wnz convinst, and immejitly a Greeley
Club wuzorganized. Iu Cincinnati I hed embarkt
in a spkulashun. I hed twenty dollars left from
the money I heel borrered nvjudire Davis' com
mittee, and I invested 'em in fifty white bats nr
a'ansheut pattern, exnectin to 'sell 'em to the
Greeley Club, wich I intended to organize, at, say
$1.50 each. After the club wnz organized, I stat
ed to 'em that the yooniforra must be the stile nr
dress nr our beloved cheef: a white hat, and the
left pantaloons leg on the top uv the boot leg, and
that I bed sekooreil white hatsenuff tosnpplj the
clnb. Here a difficulty okkurred. In tbe cutiro
party tber wuzn't a pare nr pantaloons wich
wnzn't wore off at least three inches above wher
a boot-top wood be, and it bein warm wether, the
awjence wnz all bare-footed. However, thev took
tbe hats rediy,aiid I stasheued in-self at a'table,
to receeve the cash for 'em. A profit uv tiftj-livo
dollars wuzn't so liad. Alas! how human holies
are blighted! llascom sed he'd take them hats,
collect the money for 'em. and credit uiu on ak
konut! aud ho did it. I didn't git a dollar uv it!
I swallt-red it ez best I mite, fur it ain't no good
to make a row alsiut- it. Xo one in the Corners
kin oppose llascom, for he hez all the likker tber
iz. lint we bed a jollificasbeii over the orgauira
shen. It wnz a cheerin site to see fifty men, all
in Greeley white hats, ilrinkiu thcbelth nv the
grate Horris ii. Ikiscom's new whisk! It wuz a
cheerin site to see the zee vv'ich the admirers nr
the white-coated filauthropist, all in white hats,
went for sich niggers ez thej fonnd iu the streets
that nite! I don't despair uv seeiu niggers tlog
geed under them vvhito hats.
Fl'TOIJl"i V. Xasby,
(Wich wuz Postmaster, and ho-ies to bo agin.)
erx A-nEBicA.sr ce-ikterib.
BV DR. SAMUEL OSGOOD, D. P.
There should be a generous human spirit iu the
burial-place, such as declares that the tralj hu
man life never dies, but, rather, rises and ranges
more by the great transition that passes from
death to life eternal. TllU human sprit should
rejoice to recognize all ueighborlj- ties and local
affinities, whilst it should never be coutent with
stopping short of the highest loyalty, and resting
in the supreme good and its blessed communion.
Iu this spirit, we shall be read to pnt upon our
memorial grounds anil stone-sail projier testimony
of our local attachments, familv relations, andsiU
cial intercourse and obligations, and encourage
the custom, so marked iu some of our cemeteries,
of grunpiiigfamilj-monuments ti-gcther according
to friendly affinities, such as connection with the
same society or church.
Thus, nt Greenwood, there is an interesting en
closure lieloiigiug to the Church of the Savior,
Itrookly n ; ami at hvv an Point, Providence, there is a
large and expressive circleof evergreens that em
braces tbe manyandsnggestivegravesand monu
inentsof the Benevolent Congregational Church in
that city, a hallowed place formally reasons, and not
least on account of itsbeingthebnrial-plareof that
good and true man, Rev. Edward Brooks Hall, so
long minister of that congregation. Let all such
ties be perpetuated, aud also of such me ans as pro
duce imprrssiv e effects, and enable the mauj to do
what no one man or family can possibly do.
Town, State, aud national feelings may enter
the monumental record; and as alreadj- indica
ted, onr cemeteries are having new significance
and worth from their righ register of the heroes
who have- given their lives for their country.
Sometimes tbe soldier's monument may bo too
warlike and fierce iu its inscription aud symbols ;
but time is softening thu asperitj, and bringing
more love and faith, as it sees the truth that all
true heroism approaches the great sacrifice, and
should nurture the brave charity that calls all
citizens to live under the same liberty and law,
ami invites all souls into tne sameiliv lire brother
hood. There is an pvident desire in onr people to
lift up the expression of our cemeteries into this
supreme loyalty; and, generally, the gateway
apjiears to lie cliosen to put tlie best lace forward,
and speak out the faith and devotion of the buil
ders. The gateway at Greenwood is an elaborate
piece of Christian architecture and sculpture, ami
the liest thing ill its way that I have seen in
America; w bile Forest Hills, Roxbnry, and Mount
Auburn, Cambridge, are less ambitions but uot
less Christian iu their portals. In Europe less
significance is given to the gateway,and the main
expression is sought from the monumental arcades,
the mortuary chapel, and the central crucifix,
which last is, as at the great cemetery of Munich,
and even the modest Protestant cemetery at
Florence, sometimes very impressiv c.
We are to find, here in America, the trne way
to bring ont into bold expression the ruling idea
of the cemetery, and perhaps so to combine an
impressive chapel with open arcadesandanxiliary
grounds and groups as to giv e unity to the gene
rally ovef-abouniling vanetyf our "gardens or
graves. Let some of our architects try their
haud at a bold aud wise and beautiful design, and
some plncky Western city, like Chicago, St. Louis,
or San Francisco, will be sure to adopt it, even if
steady old itosiou autl splendid Aeir iorlc and
Quaker Philadelphia may be afraid of such a new
aud costly thing. In a modest way, our town
and village people may belp on tbe true idea, and
try to combine as much serious unity of purpose
asposaible with the variety of grounds, woods and
waters, as well aw to guard against tne too fre
quent mechanical mouotony of inclosures and
monuments, by favoring all judicious variety of
vegetation, landscape ami stone-work.
Here, almost within sight of my garden nook,
where 1 am writing, our neighbors are laying out
a large and handsome cemetery, near tbe banks
of onr pretty little Mill Rivrr. Tbey have chosen
the ground well, aud run the roads through with
good judgment. Yet, thus far there is a dreary
monotony in the monuments, and nearly all of
these are obelisks of mnch the same pattern and
height, with some difference in tbe color and kind
of stone. Tbisshould not be; and here and every
where our artists and stone-cutters should try to
introduce tbe desirable variety of designs and
materials. . I 1-nucht for three dollars a little
while ago at Westcrmann's, a fine collection of
designs thirty or forty, 1 tnink from tne ceme
tery at Munich, and mean to do what I can to
make them known, and have them copied, or
bints taken from them. I recommend them to all
who are wishing for expressive aud original de
signs. as iai
The Aa'-rertlalag awiasllrr.
Tbe Chicago Tiavar, in an elaborate article ou
"swindling, baa this to say concerning tbe ad
"He coaxes tbe unwary merchant into giving
him bis 'ad.' by a hundred spurious dodges. He
is going to have a fabulous number of hotel re
gisters manufactured, or a lot of directories made
to be bnng in rural postofflcea and railway de
pots; or is abont to issne an advertising sheet for
"gratuitous distribution," devoted to the Lord
knows what; or is a painter, and being about to
sally forth to bedaub tbe rocks and hills of a
beautiful laud with bis impudent announcements,
he wheedles the tradesman into letting his name
lie associated with this vilest of advertising swin
dles; or be is going to ornament telegraph poles
in the same manner; or to rig up a vehicle, con
taining notices, to be driven about the streets ; or
has frames for your card in divers public places;
or, in short, wtabc-s to defrand, by some specious
game, tbe advertiser ont of bis hard earned mon
ey. He bas a thousand or more methods of per
petrating bis frands, from proposals to disfigure
street lamps and board fences to painting onr
announcement on tbe front of tbe country pulpit.
Bnt the basis of alibis propositions is arrant
cheating. Advertising is one of the most blessed
boons vouchsafed to tbe commercial world; but
tbe colnmns of a newspaper are tbe only medium
through which tbe desired end of the advertiser
can be attained.
The; famous iter dm Glace on the summit of
Mount Blanc to diminishing in size. Its height
baa been reduced oue hundred feet in tbe ust
"Pooh! Who cares for Beccherr-sa:
Fan; Ii-.tegtote)Nolto hi.
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1-H1U SHt-HiDA-VH FASS.
The following poem waa aug-ested to the author by ths
Inhuman conduct of a ULwl-aippi steamboat Captain, (taa.
thera.) who refined to honor tbe paaa issued by PhD. Sfceri
dan to a lady aad family who were bereft of everrthlaa by
the Chicago Ore.
"Siy. Cap.! there's a girt a eryia' belowi
With a couple o' ktda at her aid la tow,
Aad a bogus sort of s paaa.
"S1.? 1' toD,, I the citv of names.
That thev tall the Queen of the West;
-" woka like one of yoor high-born dames.
Though ahe ain t very grandly dressed.
"I half heHere ahe'a a lady bred;
An', tellln" the gospel truth.
rhiL Sheridan l-ned the pans hlm-elf.
An It'ahanl when yoo think of her youth.
"l- " l ""slit you'd take her through.
Though it waan I in the regular way i
If voo don't, why, I doesn't know what ahall do,
1 or ahe haaa t a dune to pay."
"Co down below, with yer maudlin trash.
A" t'll her to pack her tun"; -
-S.""' ' """ J"" Mie cash.
Or 111 put her ashore at tho blaC
"?ha Sheridan don't write a paaa for me;
He did me a dinv trick;
And if all the Xorth were to drown at sea.
1 wouldn't throw 'em a atick.
"I'm glad to think their time has come
To Uftte of the scorching blaze;
For I iIimi t forget old Shennan'a march.
Aa a thing of by-gone days.
"I'll honor no pass from a Yankee euas.
tept it arm the holder to heli!
.E! -"J ", without further fu.
When I give ye a Up o' tbe bell."
"Well Cap'n. I know you're the boas afloat.
An it ain t for me to aay ;
AtECBOTE-l or -ex-Bile 31K-V.
"BY COL. J. w.
Presidential election alwavs has It,
and if some of our book-maker ..i
ers would study
!IVa jo . . "
newspapers of the time, a mass of genuine
mil humor could lie collected. The son-m of
the leriod, the Jokes, the travesties, the satire
would fill volumes. Frankliu would have maile
a splendid campaigner, with his keen sarcasm
and his homely phrases, but he died before the"
close of Washington's first term, (April, IT'JO),
and liefore he could realize the passions and prej
udices that afterwards entered into these quad
rennial struggles. Tim libels of Freuean, tho
fierre invectives of Cobliet. the short paragraphs
of John lliuns, all of them first appearing in Phil
adelphia, would interest the country if they conld
l-e reproduced to-day. George Oennison Pren
tice was, hie.w ever, tly; prince of this stv le of wri
ting. Ik-ginning ns the editor of the Loniilt
Journal in lrCl. he soon became a host in the op.
position to Jacksou, Van liuren, Polk, aud other
Democratic Presidents, and his epigrams, bright
and sharp, often bordering on tho severest per
sonalities, were far more effective than the heavy
columns of his editorial foes. Huff Green, Sh-vd.
Peun, Francis P. lllair, ami Thomas Ritchie. And
jet, while he could sting Iiku a hornet, he could
sing like a nightingale. It is not ofuu that one
who distilled such venom into his paragraphs
could exhale so much sweet fragrance from his
poems. We had a rougher wit in Wm. B. Con
way, the editor of a little Democratic paper call
ed the Jotfatais-rr, printed iu Cambria Comity,
Pennsylvania, who threw off some of the finest
party songs and repartees of his time.
To Mr. Greeley, however, must Is assigned the
post of honor in making this sort of literature au
effective weapon in Presidential elections. He
started the toy Cabin in 1-M0. to aid in tho elec
tion of Harrison and T.vler, and threw such force
and variety into it that it soon ran into an im-
mense circulation, and liecame tho basis of the
Tribune, established iu leMI. A file of the Lot
Cabin would lie choice reading, now that Mr.
Geeeley is himself a candidate for the highest of
fice ill the nation, and might lie a model and
guide to those who desire to make merry at tne
Philosopher's expense. From this example grew
an army of imitators on ImiIIi side. Greeley s
followers snug themselves hoarse for
Tippecanoe, and Tyler, too!
and tbe Van Iluretiites roared forth-ir favorite
in the famous ditty beginning
When this old hat waa new.
Van Karen was the man.
Living men who saw those davs will not for
get the monster parades of the Whigs after the
Maine election in 1110, when tbey chorused tho
popular refrain opening aud ending with
Oh! haveyrn beard the newa from Maine, Maine, Maine t
a lesson not lost npon the Democrats fonr years
after, wheu they took up tho same song and
thundered it back .upon the Whigs, who lost
Maine in tlie fall elections, aud the PresMencr in
the November following. Tammany Hall came
forth in a tumultuous delirium, making night
hideous with exulting iteration.
The elections of 1910 and 1H were for more ex
citing than auy of previous jears, excepting al
ways that of General Jackson, iu IKE!, and the
amount of speaking and writing was prodigion.
All the liest talent of those talking times was
out: William Allen, Thomas H. Kenton, Silaa
Wri-rht. Andrew Stevenson. Robert J. Walker.
James Uuclian-in. Daniel S. Dickinson, C. C. Cam
breling, George W. Ration, for the Democrats;
Webster, Choate, W. C. Preston. 8. 8. Prentiss,
Thomas F. Marshall, for the Whigs, called out
fearful crowds, whose' glees and shouts rang fromr
Maine to Georgia, in response to the humor and
invective of their orators and organs. Thomas F.
Marshall's celebrated speech at Nashville, in 1844,
again-t Polk, contained an allusion to Old Hicko
ry, then at the Hermitage, and even at his great
age inspiring his boats of friends, which ought
not to lie lost. I ((note from memory. It is a lit
tle irreverent, but there is a spice in it that shows
bow freely we treated our idols a generation ago:
"What a career has been that of Andrew Jack
son ! A career of success by brutal self-will. No
iniiediment stood in bis way. If be sawand fan
cied a pretty woman, be took possession of ber.
If he entered a horse at a race, he frightened or
jockeyed his competitor. If he was opposed by
an independent man, be crashed him. He saw
the ennntry prosperous nnder the Bank of tbe
United Stales, and shattered it from turret to
foundation stone. His rule has been ruin to this
people, bis counsel full of calamity. And now,
when he is approaching bis last boors, when good,
men are praying that be may lie punished for hi
many misdeeds, it turn Pmbjtcria and cleat
Tbe war rslled out a flood of witty songs and
speeches, and much fine poetry and prose (n both
sections, only a portion of which baa formed aer.
rsl volumes of Frank Moore's inraltiabla "Bs
bellion Record ; " but pence bas mad ns less sen-,
timental. Onr satire now takes tba shape of ear
icatnre. Tbe photograph and tbapi-hstodr4s--z
supplant the paragraph and tb.palinodsl."fBh
nerand Vfl-ai LcttU laugh at their adverfanm
through grotesque fllnstratioDB, and alllioB-riea
satisfied or irritated br sarcasm-tins Moaa-Bl-''
prose to strengthen and no poetry t- bitatify, '
Watkington Snnday CkronieU. - .
A dispatch to the Boston Journal describes what
roar lw an important discovery or the uinau--u-ratiem"
of another Cardiff giant hnmbugt It
aavnthat Enoch F. Feruald, of Madl.nry, A.H,
while plowing on bia farm, struck with the plow '
a petrified body, which, on being exhumed, ap
peared to be that of au Indian, completely petri
fied. It meusares seven feet seven inches in
length, the arms being three fret long. The bead
measures twelve inches through from C'ebead to
back port. It was considerably broken in tho
excitement of getting it ont. A root of a pins
tree near which it was found was growing across
tba oeek and another across the arm. It lay In.
a reclining position on Its side, the Up of the plow
Just ncalinx off one arm. The petrifaction ap
pears to be a fcldspathio granite, and will weigh,
about eight hundred pounds.
James BcciiA-rax 1 said to have descended
frosa an Irish noble of the eleventh century, nam
eel Aoselm Bney Okyan pronounced Bney
oiCaaev " ultimately "corrnpted" Into Ba
chanan. - - r
How to cook t be national r-ra-aoWHa aaftt ("of , J
rasimllsl llllani: aad. BaW-aSJrt-sjM-. sT-l ;3c-