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SOL. MIILEB, EDITOR AND PUBI1SHEE.
TTTR CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
TERMS-52.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADTANCE.
VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 5LI
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1872.
WHOLE NUMBER. 771).
"It is not aa it hath beeo of jore.1
Oh, the days of Ion? ago!
The ftnroraer daja f Ion; as o!
Still the June promise Lrraka out In a clow
Of foU-DM Lira- nky; aod awett rtwcabliwh.
And wnodlandft are CTe-rtj, with a golden flush.
And along the meadows the mowers, go;
lint nVrrttHxinK it all a ahadow lien
Is it from tbesun. oroTeronreyea!
o ahaduw rested there, long ago!
Oh, tlie flower of long ago 1
The jirinirune banka of loug ago!
The woodbine clofttetn in every hedgerow;
The cowslip field with tbefr harreat-like gleam. "
Tlie frget me-nnU growing beiide each stream.
The pond with gay hly-bada all aglow.
The dabura no oauuea iiuw aeem to my mind.
Like the pink-edge! daUfea wo naed to find
In the May boshed meadows of long ago!
Oh, the friend of long ago!
The part-d friends of long ago!
Alan, that we ever could let them go!
We have won to no other friends sinee then
Strong hearted women, true and steadfast men:
'We've tried them, and proved them, and fonnd them so;
lint we mi, if the truth we dare rouft-tts,
The trust and the loving unselfishness
Of the dear old friends of long ago!
Oh, the love of long ago!
The fund, yonng love or long ago!
It was not all foolmbnewi, now we know;.
It made for us then a pure paradise
Of opt-niug dowers ami innocent eje.
Till the tboms and tliii-ilr had time to grow.
With longer and fnhVr love now e thrill.
Yet an angel gnardeth the memory still.
Of our first i uung lure-lime, long ago !
Oh, the lioea of lng ago!
The brave, vaio hopes of long ago!
We vowed to dituluUh the want and woe
That darken tin earth God made so bright;
We meant tn tand " r firm to the right,
That the world through us should the 1m ttjr grow.
We felt strong as oiing gisiits in our might;
Itut bo of us all has fought nut the light.
And kept to the faith of long agof
Oli, the annny long apt!
The carelaws" happv long ago!
Jbrn forward on Time nevcr-ceawng flow.
We backward glance through the gathering haze
Of dreary nighu, and stall drearier dais.
To the friends, the hopes, and the lilies glow;
And we utter a cry of Ion sing vain.
For thr life we ran ne er live- again.
That died in our Spring time, lon ago!
Yearning for so long ago.
Wailing for mi long ago,
A hope arises that soften the woe
Of a land where we shall renew our yonth.
And wear the white robes of unwavering truth,
And walk the fields where the am'rantbs grow.
And meet a I-riend who haseter been true.
And look on a Snn whom no shadows pursue.
And never more w ish fur time long agof
THE PORTRAIT ON THE WALL.
A IEGEXD OF THE CASTLE OF AYH.
I had rambled through England, ami n my re
turn from continent, determined, ciu again ross
ing llio Wiio waves f tlio Atlantic, to conclude
in, wandering ly a tonr thnmgli Scotland. I
had lingered in Koine until thodavs nf golden
October had nearly lied, then tunied myimvvil
lmg feet from classic Italy. I wandered nnrth--wanl,
and readied and tarried another month ill
iray, voluptuous Paris. Then I crossed the ch.iu
nei to the great lindon Balnl, so that when I
crossed the lHinlertof Scotland, it wanted but
tine week to Christim-s.
A strange time it wan for a tourist to visit the
land of a Scott and n Burns a Wallace and a
llrucc; hiit,I wnutcd to see the Highlander mb
eil in theirVulte mantles, and the lakes bound
up in annorof glittering ice, "My eje had bc
ci'ino sated with the sight of verdure, and I long
ed to gaze upon the snow aud ice, like that of uri
native New England.
The day before Christmas, at noon, I reached
the town of Ajr. I had not travelled in a hurry,
nf I wished to'scc and hear every thing of interest
on my route. As it had every appearance of n
stonn, I desired to go no farther on that day, but
wait until the storm una oer, as I did not wish
to lie overtaken ami blockaded in a small hamlet
by a large snow storm, Besides, I wished to pay
aisit to the old castle of Ar, which stood but a
short distance from the hotel.
I spoke of my wishes to the host.
"So you think that lean gain permisssion to
.isit the castle!"
"Without doubt. The family are absent at
London, but the old butler and housekeeper hat e
orders to admit travellers who uiay w ish to ex
An hour later, Just as the large flakes or snow
were beginning to thicken in the air, I bent my
steps castleward, and passing by the porters
lodge, sent him with my errand to the butler. A
generous reply camo luck to me, and ere many
moments had passed, 1 was seated, with the but
ler, and his co-partiitr in diguity, the bonsekeci
er, ina little airy apartment adjoining the serv
After due respect had Iwen paid to a mug of
frothing ale, which the housekeeper assured me
was of her own brewiug, the butler, whowasjier
h.ips Bixty vears of age, and whose head was fist
w hiti-mug "beneath the iron hand of time, anise,
...! tnVinirn Inn bunch of kevs from a wooden
hook by the chimney wall, siguilicd his readiness
to show me over the castle.
"Show the gentlein.ui nil but the portrait gal
lery, Dermot, You w ill want another mug of ale
br that time, anil fcrwant to help yon tell almnt
the pictures," said the portly hnusikcciier, as we
were leaving the room.
"Just so, Mrs. McGregory; I can show him all
the rest, but will do nothing there without jour
help." replied the butler, as he closed the t oor
btlnnd ns. . .
The dungeons, the keeping room, the arntnn.il
lialls were isited, and in the latter, as he point
ed out each suit of rusty armor, the butler would
tell who had once worn it in liattle, aud the great
deeds the w carer had performed.
Nothing now remained to be seen but what to
me was the most interesting of all the old fami
ly portraits; and after another mug of ale had
been drank, I follow ed in the wake of the house
keeper, the butler bringing up "the rear, to the
Here, as the hours went on, I gazed on the sem
blance of the long line t.f Ayrs, their ladies, and
their fair daughters and brave sons who were
now sleeping in dust in the gray old chapel.
Their vices and virtues were freely commented
upon bv the garrulous old housekeeper, perhaps
colored" by herself somewhat, and by others who
had handed the story of their lives dowu to her.
Time went on, and still I was gaziug on the
portraits, and the housekeeper's tongue kept pace
!.:"' a r.t.t.nu- linf at last. Inst as
snell-bound, before the portrait of the fairest wo
man lever gazed upon. The picture was old,
ind plainly Rlioweu me imiiu imcwi .
?e id framing; but the beauty of the face was
KKas Tf 'even old Time himself could not
have the heart to deface one lineament of those
matchless features The arched neck, the high
forehead, and the lustrous eyes were the same as
they were loug J ears ago. There could not hav e
been a more beantiful countenance it was im
ssibe for the fair lily to have been more beau-
. a . It- ..! nil SVA h!"1
ilonc I cared upon that inanimate canvas that
THirtrait on the wall, till the tlnsky shadows oioi- .
tetlout each fair lineament; ineu, lortue nrsi
time. I discovered that I was alone. In my ab
straction, the butler and housekeeper had lwth
left the gallery.
I followed them to their apartment, and there
I found the tea-table in readiness and ltwasiu
vain for me to resist their pressing invitation. I
f" i condition that tlie honsekeeper
had attracted mj an-u.i..-, .vm. ...... ---
iinst was over, and we were seated around the
hroad fire-place, on which sparkled a pleasant
fire she proceeded to do, whilst the storm roared
without, and threw its snowy mantle against the
windows. I give the story as nearly as possible
jn her own worus.
"The portrait of the fair lady," began the IHadmofi i Jfajiuwr,.that"alord has loMeon--wier
"I've heard my grandmother say i siderahleof bis power as an exciting and tome
!SrrtSes,Vhen I was a little girl, as beautiful I agent in America.
as it seems, was not a fair semblance of the Lady
Ann. the fairest maiden by odds that was kuown
in all Scotland. A tiroud race were those of Avr.
.and Lady Anna had inherited from her proud old
miner a targe punion 01 uis itnue ana iron win.
Kight prond was the old Lord of Ayr of his beau
tiful daughter, and if there 'was anything on
earth toward which he bore affection, it was his
motherless child J for his fair young w ife bad giv
en up her sweet life at the birth of Anna, autffor
twenty years-bad been sleeping in ancestral
The Lord of Ayr was ambitious to wed his
daughter to some high dignitary at Court; and
many that the old lonl would haVe been glad to
have seen the hnsband of his child, had come to
the castle, attracted there by the reports of her
marvelous beanty; but somehow the lady turn
ed a deaf ear to all their wooing, and thus time
went on, and the old lord was without a son-in-law.
Bnfono dava messenccr came to the castle.
-and the message' he bore, set the old lord into a
le cr ot excitement. I he purort ot it was, t hat
that day. leek, the lonl of Douglas, one of the
most powerful and wealthy of all the northern
noblemen, would pay him a visit, and if he aud
tlie Lady Anna were mutually pleased with eai.li
other, he hinted that niajlup an alliance might
be effected between the houses of A r aud Doug
las. The old lord sought his daughter, and told her
of the expected arrival.
" I must be w ooed lief ore I am won ; and tne
thinks, by the tenor of his message, that I shall
not fancy this new suitor," laughnl the maiden.
"Perhaps be will not be so gallant acaialnr
as a younger man, but then his station is the
highest of any Earl in Scotland, and ou must
think more of the ixisitioii than of the man, if
j on w ould keep up thedigniry of ourhouse, Anna."
"Ten to one, if he is over thirty, I shall refuse
him. I want no old man for my liege lonl."
"Lord Dunglas is live-.ind-twenty jears your
senior, Anna, Itut let that make no difii reucc iu
your aspect towards him. If he sues for jour
band, I shall expect jou to gnu him a favorable
"Then he need not come toAr, thinking to
win a bride: unless, perchance, he should pro-"
lMiso to mj- old nurse, w tin, cruaps, might accept
him, out of regard to his feelings should he be
refustd, and to the position he might raise her,
by liecnming his wife;" and with a saucy laugh,
the maiden ran from the apartment, leaving her
sire half in anger,nnd half in pleasure ,at her w ords.
Here the old housekeeper went on to tell of the
arrival of Lonl Douglas his pniosal to the maid
en, and her scornful rejection, the anger of the
old Lord of Ayr, and his commands for the w eli
ding preparations to be inimeili.itelv commenced,
despite the tears and entreaties of Ladj- Anna,
who vow eil, when she found that her p ravers
availed naught, that she would cast herself from
the tlitls into the sea, rather than lie tlie bride of
the grim old Lord, of Douglas. All idle threat,
those stem old lord regarded it, aud the prepa
rations for the bridal went on miccasingl.v. At
last, the eve previous to the appointed day ar
rived; ami here again we will let the old house
keeper tell her story in her wav. as we should
have done all the waj- through, had the time but
"It was the eve, lefore Christmas, on which tlio
forced .nuptials were to t.ike place, and n ti mhle
stonn was raging along the coast. It came
sweeping down from the Highlands with the
wild voice of fiends, and the wild winds shock
the old castle fmm turret to foundation stone.
The sea lashed the shore in Wild fury, and its
thunders echoed and re-echoed far inland. It
was a terrible night, sir, of which this is but a
"It must havo been drt.mful. indeed,' I re
marked, as the old lady paused in her narative,
audi heard the stonn raging without, audliel
lowing down the hnge lire-place with redoubled
fury; and immediately we drew closer to the lire,
and the old laily went on:
"That evening. Lady Anna sought her stem old
sire, and on her knee liegged that she might be
spared the terrible fate lie was determined to
force upon her; but the old lord replied quickly
to her passionate entreaty, and bade her prepare
to liecoine Lady Douglas on the morrow.'
With face pale as marble, LadyAiina arose, and
yressiug :l j,ISS ,m the brow of her sire, turned
from the room.
"Ah! nits, the child take it lurdly, but ere
long she will lie reconciled to her position, the
proudest of any in Scotland," murmured the old
Serf, ns lie soni'ht bis couch that lliizht.
The mom came that was to nsher in the bridal;
but the stonn had nowise abated. Just ns the
dusky light of tarry dawn was lighting up the
chamlier of the old Serf, a menial, pale as death,
burst into the apartment.
"Kor the love of heaven, my lonl, come quicklj
with me; Lady Anna has gone to the high cliffs,
back of tho castle, and vv e fear she intends throw
ing herself into the sea."
Half naked, the old man rushed fmm his apart
ment, and Lonl Douglas fnmi his. at the same
moment. With lljing steps they passed fnini
the boundary of the castle, followed by all its in
mates. Ill the grav tvv ilight, they saw- Lady An
na for a moment, high on the clifts; and the next,
tho howling blast brought bark to them a wild
prajer to the Savior for forgiveness and then the
waves hid her fnim their sight.
They reached the cl.tf, and only once they
canght sight of her lieantiful face aud floating
hair, and then she was gone forever.
Siuh was the legend of the "Portrait on the
Wall;" and the housekeeper inerelj" sain, in con
clusion, that tho old Ixml Ayr never had his
right mind from that dreadful hour; and to his
death, Lonl Douglas M his own heart, accused
himself of her miinler, and luethiuks it was a
At the conclusion of the story, the storm had
not abated one whit; so I slept, that night, in
the old castle, where, tradition told, the tale I
had listened to that night had long J ears before
lieen enacted. At the midnight hour I awoke in
frighr.for I dreamed that.alsive the mar of the
sea and temiesf, I heard the slrriek of Lady An
na, and saw her pale face, down in the roaring,
"Mllek lalae Frace."
For fifteen years daily, at Stamford, Conn a
man has sat on a fenre and watchetl crery rail
road train as it passed Ex.
He is probably trying to make up his mind if it
would lie safe to ride in the cars. Old fellow, you
stick to the fence! If the top rail is sharp, turn
it over or put a cushion ou it. Fit up a smoking
apartment to the next pannel if you like, aud rig
a luxurious couch on the ncxtone to that. Bring
out your baggage, taken check for it. and hang
it on a post. Buy a ticket and punch it yourself.
A'k joiirsclf the distance to the next station, and
get insulted. Secure, as your means will permit
it, all the luxuries of railroad travel, but don't
get off that fence to enjoy them. So shall yon
die a natural, death, and the good wife shall not
expend the farm fighting tbe life insnrace com
panies over a cold corpse. You're in the right o
this thing, old rooster. Ex.
iTi something new for jurors to make fnnnr
and critical remarks while the eloquent barrister
are addressing them. One of them did this the
other day in Boston. Whenever the lawyerfor
the tlefehdane made a point, this free and easy
juror would cry out, "I don't see it," or often
some other casually facetious comment. The or
ator declined to go on, if he was to lie subjected
to this sortsaf badinage. It was pretty evident
that such a juror as that could not be of much
value to the pannel: and so by agreement of
j value to the pannel; anil so by agreement of
council, the court, instead of committinir the fun
ny man for contempt, excused him from further
attendance, w hich perhaps was what he was aim
ing at ; and the case weut on with the remaining,
and better bred, elev en.
Yiouxs of Cremona (Stradnarins) commanded
enormous prices ata recent sale in London. They
belonged to the collection of the late Mr. Gillntt,
the steel pen manufacturer. One of the instru
ments was sold for $800, another for $970, and still
another for $1,450. Several violoncellos -were al
so disposed of at high prices The whole collec
tion, comprising one hundred and fifty-two spe
cimens realized $21,000.
"CoBSEurs OTJowu" (Charles Lever) saysin
ANTOXY ATSD CL.HOP.VTtB. A.
Bf WIU1A11 D. LTTLX.
"I am djin;, Egypt, tying," Skattpta:
I ftm dying, Eeypt, dyinst
Ebba tbe cTimMa life-tide fsst.
And tbe dark Plutonian shadows
Gatbir on tbe errnlnj; blast.
Let tbinr arm. oh! Qntn, enfold me;
Iluh tbrsotis ami bow thine ear;
Listen to tbe crrat heart stsrrrta,
Tboo, and thou alone, must hear.
Tbon;h nr scarred and veteran leglona
Brar tbrlr eagle faih no more.
And my wrrrktsl and arattrrrd calleja
btrew dark Actium'a fatal shore;
Though no glittering caarda surround me,
" Prompt to do tbir master's will,
I must perish like a Roman
Die tbe crrat Triumrir etill !
Let not Ca?sar's servile minions
. Mock the lsin Ibos laid low:
Twas nofoensin's arcu that felled him,
Twas fain own that struck tbe blow
JIU who, pillowril on thy bosom.
Turned aside from glory's ray
111 who, drunk with thy caresses.
Madly threw a wurld away!
Should tbe lKie plebeian rabble
Hare assail tnr name at Kome,
"Whero tbe nHle sjnme. Ortavia.
WeejM within ber widowed home;
Seek hrr saj tlie gods bear witness.
Alum, ansurs, cirrlinx win?.
That her blood, with mine eoiutninsled.
Vtt shall mount the throne of Kings!
And for thee, star-eyed Esrptian!
Glori.nis sorceress of tbe S'ile!
Lizht tbe p.it b to St gian bornra.
With tlie oplendor of thy smile!
Give the Ciesjr crowns and arches;
Let hi Imtw the laurrl twine:
I can scorn tbe Senate's triumphs.
Triumphing in lore like thine!
I am dvins, Egypt, dying!
Hark! the insulting f.iemen'scTv!
They are coming! Quick! my falchion!
Let me front them, ere I die!
Ah! no niore amid the tuttle
Shall my heart exulting swell!
li and (liri guard thee! .
Cleopatra Home Farewell!
The late r.rigadier-fieneral William IT.Lytle, of Ohio,
tbe Chevalier liaTard of the Western armies, who was kill
ed at the battle of Cbickatuauga.
It is but a few months, hanlly years enongli to
be comite, since General Grant stepped forth
from the most entire seclusion to enter unon his
high career. The ordinary attain of peace, even ' this tinpromisin locality ther vv nz a path up to the
the occurrences of a preceding war, had furnished bites nlsive; but it vvuz narrer, bmken, cnsikeil
him no opportimity. . and steep: and besides that, the passage from the
We are told that'hewas lmt an iiidiuerent lmi- loner to the higher region w uz deprately opposeil
ness man. I can e:isilj- itnagino that tho details I ,y ,e arra.v nv men w ho okkepicd it.
of a small Western farm or of a tau-janl might I noticed that the party on the blntf all wore a
be somuwhat unfitted to develop Ins peculiar . sad evpreshiiu. The gost uv Liukin let fall a
jMiwers. lint thoewho knew him bej.t, knew I snerit tear, and Grant and Morton hsiktez sad C7
that his faculties were adapted to service which , tlio they wuzlosin ther fathers. Colfax, in pertik
vvonld appal onlinary men. Aud so they pn-ssi-d j tpr, seemed inconsolable, and wnz a tarin his hair
him foi-wanl as he entereil npnu thevvork of the with greef. Cnrions to know wat itwiiztliat
war, he himself asking old' a subonlinato plate, wu7 causin all this eoiiimoshun, 1 shifted my po
and expecting nothing more. As great events sishen, so ez to git a view uv the entire nrrang
ame, he rose equal to them. Amidst the dias- I ment. and I saw it towunst. Tweed and Hof
tersof tho first day at bhiloh, when Shcrui.ni man lied (listed tip a long ladder to the top uvMlie
earned his first laurels, it was Grant who was not J nck, wich vvuz really :i enriossity. The sides
taken by surprise. After the exhausting week , wuz made out nv hickory campane poles, with
at .Vicksburg, his only reply to a request for bed done serv is from the time nv Poke down to
negotiation was "My terms" are unconditional . Seemore; and the ninnilsniiz spokes from the
surrender." Upon hi appointment as Licuten- wheels uv Confcdiit cat n. The ladder wuz la-
ant General and commander-in-chief of all the ar- j belled "Cint innati," mid the muiids "sivil serv is
mies of the United States .being asked by Prcsi- reform." "nne-tenn," and so on. Hotmail and
dent Lincoln, "What is next to lie. done!" he Connolly w uz n Imldin the feet uv the ladder
quietly replied, "Destroy Lees anny unit take
Ilichnionil." And when "the trials t-f that long
nml wearr and hloodv camnaii:ii through the
Wilderness pressed npon hiin, he stnnlilj' re
niarkisl. "I shall fight it out on this line, if it
takes all summer." "All men are created equal,"
said Jetferson. "Tlie Union must and shall be
preserved," said Jackson. "I shall tight it out ou
this line, if it takes all summer," said Grant; and
"on that line" the equality of all men was estab
lished and tlie Union was preserved.
Let it never again be said of him that "he has
made no utterance worth remembering, as was
done by Jetferson and Jackson," when he has
giv en force aud value to their words as well as to
The statesmanship of Gen. Grant is the states
manship of common sense and common honesty.
In his last message, with what confidence in the
untiring industry of the American peoplehe bases
his views of finance upon the development of onr
resources! It is an honest man endeavoring to
ir li! .lelils With what siiiceritr hecalls upon
the relnctant State to return to the Union, with
citizenship in one hand and tho ballot-box in the
other! How honorably ho reminds Great Britain
that in adjusting our war claims sue must reganl
our honor as well as onr pockets!
We were told bv Jndgo Ilo.ir.ju his New Eng
land speech inXewYork, in 16t,thatGen. Grant's
last wonls to him, but a few days previous were,
"I hope to see the time when everywhere in this
rnuiitrv everr man mav- ionnw ins i.-imiu
lmaiiio where In. uleases. and mav express his
opinion on all subjects, and give his rote as he
likes and have it counted without being moles-
ted or insnltisl for it. Then, if we can all
unit in ni.iiiit.-iitiinir nnlilic faith and credit, onr
political differences will not be of much account."
And remembering the j;enins of the Pilgnin Com
monwealth, the great inspiration of our country,
weH did Judge Hoar add, "President Grant is not
in the exact sense of the wonl a Xew England
hntbcbelnngs to the glorified Xew England
li is spreading over the continent." (!. B.
TjyrtKd. is OMohJ .Yctr.
" . s
Tlie Chirago ront has the following take-off on
thehabitof Dolly VanleningJ-very thing. Tlieetli
tor is evidently disgusted:
"Tliere was once a little girl named Dolly Var
den. Her minima was1 a good mamma, but'her
Iiapa had a Dolly Vanlen nose, pnMluceil by dnn
.ing to many Dolly Vanlen cocktails at the Dolly
Vanlen saloon, niiind the comer, and he used to
neclect his family. One time when her ma asked
him for a dollar (averring that she had not had a
fartlung from him lor tlirec weeks) io iihv a urn-
ly Vanlen for their little tlangliter, the brutal
man refused, and put a Dolly "v anleii around her
ma's left eye. TteU. one day, Dolly Vanlen
dressed herself in her very liest, had her hair done
tiresstsi ucrst-ii in uci eij 1-i.vt 4." ...... .......
up ill Dolly Vanlen stvle, put on her Dolly Var
den hat, and her Dollv Vanlen boots and her
lovely new Dolly Vanlen, and went out for a
np ill JJoliy vanien srvie, piu on ner irony .ar-
walk. She went into a confectioners to bny
some Dolly Vanlen caramels. While there she
saw in the Indianapolis Ertg Journal a column
of "Dollv VanienNotes" and stopped to read the
Eaper. This apparently triviil cirenmstanre cost
er her life. As she passed down the street, she
came to a drr goods honse -where a painter was
lettering a sign orer tbe third story window,
" Dolly Vardens of all kinds." He turned round
on the scaffold to look at a Dolly Vardencircns
horse which was'passing in John Robinson's
great show. lost his lialance, falling to tho ground.
Xo, not to the ground, bnt uon Miss Dolly Var
den, who was passing beneath. Her sweet Dol
lr Vanlen parasol was no protection agaiust hi
falling liodr, and she wasdashed to the earth, her
lovely Dolly Vanlen bespattered with hi brains
She wa at once convej ed home, and thesad news
was telegraphed to herpa. who wa at Cincinnati,
a delegate to the Dolley Vanlen convention."
A.v interesting litersrr relic is annonnceil for
sale in London. It i Oliver Goldsmiths "Io
liav,! -!- .,f the Present War with Amenca
""-" -..------- --- . f-inn'
npon Great Bntain, F ranee, Pm-sSia, """"
and Holland." an original autograph ma n nscnpr,
lonvpages iiiio.uriic.c . - .... ...... , ,-
canie from the library of Isaac Reed, to whom it
was presented br George Stevens who had it
t u :i. ,. : w U.wm' armnnt
fti.mi nunniiou iuc fitimei. . -" - ---- -ofGoldsmith'snseof
James powders in his last
illness which was printed in 1774, accompanies
It is estimated that during the last five centu
ries more tlunS.V3,000,000 worth of real estate
has lieen washed away from the eastern coast of
England by the encroachments of the sea. A
unmber of villages and towns which nsed to he
set down on the old maps have entirely dis
appeared. BaIXac says :. Love U to the moral nature what
the sun is to the earth.
rna tU TMU JHac
THE JtAUBY LETTEM.
31 r. Xaskr mn Brraa, la wMefc tbe T m.
tare r a ureal aaa vm- jiu !
y, 24, 1372. S
(Wicn is ix the State uv Kentucky.
I am uittiu old. and am feelin my years. Time
wnz wheti ten or a dozen drinks more than yooe
ual didn't make any difference with me, but it's
quite different now. It tells on my old body, and
1 hev to be ganlid.
We bed a ratiiicashen meetin last nite, at wich
I did indulge more than I shood, and I fell asleep
in a cheer at Bascom's, and dreamed a dream.
In my dream 1 saw a; high, elevated plain,
bomided on three sides by strep,precipitns bin ft.
On the top nr that plain, (wields pleaant and
breezy place it wax,) and laelsomewat from tho
edge of the precipiss, stood the bildin wich is the
Mecca to wich all Dimocn.t.s hev bin turain ther
eves for the past 12 years, the White Honse. On
tiie very edge uv the precipis wuz a groop nr in
dtvidooaIs wicli I bed no difficulty in ideutifyin.
Ther w nz Grant and Colfax, and around em stood
Morton, Ilutler, Shennan. Shellabarger. and a
thousand others nv sich, while jnst over ther heds
ther wuz a floatiu in theair the sjierits nv Washin
ton, Adams, Jetferson, Linkin, and all nr them de
ceest iudivnlooals with vvism! her sympathized
with the Repuldikin party, ef the hcd,continjood
in the tlesli.
Down at the foot uv this precipis ""r W,IZ a
low, swampy, marshy dtestrik. the most un
comfortable seckshnn nv kentry I ever see. The
ground wnz full uv ccss-mIs, nv quagmires and
quick-sands. Ther wuz liones nr ntggors scatter
eil all over it ther vtiiz nsdns uv old skool-hoiis-es;
ther wnz gmseriesand s'loous scattered about
it in wild profoosbcii ; ther wuz bniken printiu
presses; and the cheerful gallows-tn-e on wich
John rtmwn heil bin hung, wuz distinctly visible.
Attempts hed bin apparently made to kiverup
the liunitskool-himscsaiid bniken printiu prcssscs
and the gallons with resolooshcns, but the kiver
iu vvuz too thin, and they showed throo very
plainly. This spot wuz tenanted by Boss Tweed
and Hofniau, surrounded with Connolly, Oakcy
Hall, and all nv them fellers aud over ther head
wnz the gosts nv Wigfall, A'ancey, and Benedict
Arnold. I thot I saw His Majesty, Satan the L,
sailin about with the gost nr lnnrey, but it mite
hev bin some one else. Ther wuz one quicksand
marked wher Sevvanl went down in a very bad
siuellin pool Chae wnz floatiu iilsmt on a boanl
marked "Snpreem Bcnili," makiii feeble attempts
to land somen her. Ther wuz a few solid spots
nv gnnind, Noo York, Kentucky and Maryland,
anil on them tlie live men wuz stauiliti. rnim
stcdilj-, and !iss Ivveed stmsl nvt-iii, uoiuin out
ascnill labelleil 'l'r.sideiicy." On the top UV the
Muff stood Horris (ireelej-. clothed in glory, and
perfectly radiant in hi attire. Hi old lied wuz
crowned with laurels in fact, he vvuz a walkin
arbor uv em. He hed oue foot on the first mund
ur the ladder.
"Come back!" shtntid Colfax.
"Come to us!" shout id the emwd below.
"Come back to yoor freudsyoo idiot!' sid Mor
ton. "Come tons and j oo shell hev this!" sed Tweed,
tlantin the scroll.
That settled him. His face changed from tlio
innocent e ur the lam to tho hnngry eageniis ur
the wolf, and dow n he went. He made a misstep
and pardielly fell, nockiu otr all his laurels,
His appeerauce changed. The ladder hed bin
rnftir made, and w nz full nr splinters. His ckal
rites cloak caught on one ur em, and wnz tore
oft. A nail hed ou the next mnntl stripped off his
pmteckslienco.it; another on the next nockthis
r iinfi-cominslien vest into sniithenens: his sivil
rite pants wuz taken off by the next; and by the
time lie got to the fourth, he wuz divested uv
everything nnder hev ens wich made him sizable,
and Mood thershireni in thewind.amizable, do-,
formed, weak, shakv, diminutive, shninken man.
with nnthin tinder Heven remarkable about htm
but his white hat, and the fact that he heil one
boot and one shoe on.
Tweed and his freiid stw this shrinkin process
goin on, ez he approached em, and they become
"Good Lonl!" sed Okey Hall, "cf he ain't any
bigger and more muskeler than he looks now, we
i - caut make any jisise nr him. He'll never be
strong euiiff to null us out nr this!"
Them on the bluff wich hed reganlid hisde-
parchcr with sich looks nr sadness, bust out into
peels ur Tulfture.
"Ther ain't a hnnllreilth part ez much nr him
ezwe snoscd."shoutiil ther. "We've liothin to
fear from him!" and they laffed vociferously at
, the ridiknloiis rigger he wuz a uiakin nv hisself.
..VII this tune Horns wuza staudiii on the unc
Tenn round nv the ladder, wich wuz the thinnest
uv all nr em.
"Come don n to us! shontid Tweed. ,
"I enn't go any further down than this" replietl
Horris, shudderin ez he saw the plite ho wuz in.
Wherhpon Tweed and Hall and the others rnn
tip the ladder to siipiMirt him. They wuz drippin
with the mistiness imm the slum ueion,niuuiau
ly kirered the poor old niau ez they nibbed agin
liim. Then they thrnwd upon him a Tammany
banner and a Confetlrit flag. To keep him stiddy,
!...!. ....un. .. n. tliA ln.l.Tu nn.l imtnii ttioSnilin
( n, gam Sinclair, John Cochran, and snm
oturrs come down close behind him to assist, and
, th(, T(MmttHl watcwuz too m:
. bnike . , am, Twrelt IIf
1 c,ai r Triboom amt M , plnngeil ii
ucli. The laiiuer
fu.au, Greeley, Sin-
ititrm tlto tm.ifTmirH-
Ther' Wuz a splash, a' gurgle or two. and the en-
i tjrr WKn t.m glmk OIlt ,-,,,,,..
The splash awoke ine, and I meditated a halt
honr over the singler dream, afore takin another
drink and goin home. "Kin it lie." thot I, " that
all tber is in Horris is hi Kepnblikiuism I" It
heztroolybin so with all onrvencbers Chase
comes to "ns, but when he stepped over the line,
he left all his strength behind. Sewanl, iusted u v
liein a help to n, proretl to lie a load to carry.
Hev we taken Horris to our Ioniums, only to find
him a helpless ded wate, to be carried, insted nr
a Giant, strong enuffto carry nsf Is this dream
profetict Is the Cincinnati ladder, too weak to
hold Greeley and ns mis and will it brake down
with our yoonited wate t I fear me.
And pensively I dreaned my glass and eareless
lr g"in throo the regler form nr teliin Bascom to
mark it down, went sadly home. I fear me the
day ur our delirerance isn't yit at hand.
Pkrtoleuu V. Xasdt,
(Wich wnx Tostmaster.)
Tliere is a ship now sailing from Holland built
in 156?, when the Prince of Orange was lighting
Phil ip II. of Spain, then at the zenith of his pow
er. cue was nhiiiik m oD iwiir. "ikh ? ..".-
lande organized themselves into the "Beggars
( gij, and priTatcenanen eamed a repn-
er, cue was sailing to xne jnines wnen ine iioi'
tation which astonished the world. This Dntch
ship is called the "Commissaries des Koning vou
der Heine." Shn passed the Cape of Good Hope
October. 1864. from Batavia Cir Holland, then 234
years old. A few numbers back in the Boston
Dailw Jirrrtufr is a notice thst the whale-ship
Rousseau, (another of Stephen Girard's ships,
bailt at Philadelphia in 11,) was then undergo
ing repairs at Xew BedfonL Her planking is be
ing removed, tbe first time for seventy years.
The live-oak timbers underneath are reported to
be as sonnd as they were the day they were first
Tbkxk U never a man so bad, says a celebrated
writer, hut some woman WTes him, and has.taitb
This la the nltl fann-honsei.
With Its deep, rose-tangled porca.
Whera horer and rise white butterflies.
And honey-bees bold debauch.
Oh. many a time and toft.
In the dear, familiar croft.
With a lifted eye to the Summer sky,
I hare fallowed the lark aloft!
And my heart, my heart flies back
On the dead years' shadowy track:
And now in the lane, on a loaded wsia. " '
I'm m happj and hot little boy again!
Jnst such a windless noon
As this, in a bnned Jons,
When the scented hay in the meadow lay.
And the thrashes were all in tnne.
On tbe tafEerine load I exultant rods
And tho ted faced waper;"wej'd'" sad "wos'd,"
Long ago, in a buried Junet .
Days when to breathe was bliss,
Perfect, and pore, and atrongi
ojiulse of the heart amiaa.
?u beat oCthe brain work wrong!
fVhen rare was a word, and lore aa absurd
Kabntailon of story and song.
la it so Ion; aS
This life or color and light!
Will it not abow aome after low, .
Ere the day dips Into the nlghtt
O. 3outh, hare ye left me quite?
O, tears hive ye dimmed my eight?
to! the light is shade, and the colors fads
And tho day dip into the night.
GBEELEI lit CLICHV.
Aa Aataalaa; Aeeaaat af Haraee Arveat la
Paris aaa Ladsawat la CUehy.
One sunny snmmer's afternoon, nearly twenty
years since, in beautiful Paris, we were dressing
for a dinner party. Wc"had progressed leisurely
60 far as the immaculate linen, the buff-colored
pantaloons with the broad gold braid rnnniug
the length of each leg, and thn patent leather
boots when further adornment was arrested by a
row upon the pavement in front of tho Legation.
Looking through the window we saw our valued
friend, Home Greeley, struggling in tho hands
of six ruffians, while a gathenng crowd looked on
with the quiet indifference so peculiar to the
Wo labor under the delnsiou that the French
are not excitable people. On the contrary, iu all
matters not referring directly to the spectators,
they arc tho calmest lot ever known. When, for
example, a short time subsequent to this, Pianori
shot at tho Kmperor npon the Champs Elysees
and escaped narrowly terminating tlie empire
then aud there, the citizens of Pans who hap
pened to wituess the projiosed revolution, shrug
ged thcirshoiildersandsajing, " fjraimcut" pass
ed on. Americans, under these exciting circum
stances, would have uttered great yells and hast
ened to define by deeds their political iHisitinns.
We, being American, became in one instant cx
ceislingly excited, and declared ourselves then as
now decidtdly in favor of Greeley. Under the
impulse nf this excitement we did a foolUh thing.
We ran down withont'waiting to pnt on onr dip;
lonutic coat. Our diplomatic coat wa an im
posing affair. It had gold lace ou the collar,
gold lace on the cutis, grapevines worked up the
hack, and bombshells on the swallow-tails in the
same costly material. It was starred over with
gold buttons If we had now- all the precious
metal spread over that wonderful coat, reduced
to coin nr changed to currency, we would goto
Welcker's and invest in one of John's supurb din
nirs. Wo regret the extravagance of those dip
lomatic davs. It made us a career, and has been
the cause of unfriendly comment ever since. Onr
otlicials of to-day are so economical and honest
that tlio wild, boj ish expenditure then of two.
t I10US.IUU a j ear Is a grave bleuusli npon us. VV e
shall never recover from that.
Il:it this takes us from our reminiscence of the
It was not wise to rush into that conflict with
out our diplomatic coat. Could we have added
the cocked hat with national tail feathers of the
American rooster, it would have been well. The
French mind respects the diplomatic position,
being a civilired, a polite nation, and finds in the
clothes thereunto belonging conclusive evidence
of mysterious powers. Xaw onr diplomacy did
not get beyond the legs." From the feet to the
waist we were iu the eyes of Paris a diplomatic
power. From the waist up we were only a pri
vate citizen. We might havo kicked a French
official, but he in return, w bile resiiecting our di-
Elomatic legs, could hav e punched onr unofficial
We have nev er ceased to regret this false move
ou our part. Oh! if we had only put ou that
coat, what different resnlts would now go to
make up the Recollections of a Busy Life aud
the history of the world. As it wasonrairival
upon the'scene did not have the effect it nnght
to have had. -Tlie French mynnidons did not
fall .back in respectful awo before ns. Xot mnch.
Thej- only weut on more vigorously with their in
famous work. This consisted in an attempt to
get Mr. Greeley into a very common aud disrepu
table roifmr. Two storit Frenchmen were swung
eath to the great journalist's arms and beheld
back in the most bashful and diffident manner.
The six Parisians were all talking at once in the
purest Freuch. Mr. Greeley was responding in
the purest Euglish that is interspersed with
some profane laiiguage, on which he was aI"' -"
n consummate master. We recollect he called
these, officials "damned hogs" showing at the
moment his agricultural turn. We did not sug
gest at, the time that he had better translate that
into " noNrlif roekoH," aud so touch the souls of
tbe misrrn&'cs, as the hour for discussion had pass
ed, and that nf action arrived. We shook off one
of the assailants, and interposed our diplomatic
person between onr journalistic friend and his
other eiiemv, and while doing so we cried:
"Run into the bnreaa,3Ir. Greeley rnn !"
We knew that if he.onco took sanctuary in that
way, lie would stand a U were upon the sacred
soil of free America, and could bid the minions of
an effete despotism defiance. But he wonld not,
this infatuated quill driver, Jake the hint.
"What must I run forf " he demanded in his
! qnemlonJ, shrill voice. "I havadone nothing to
rnn from; only asked these damned scoundrels
what thev want.'
We did not believe our guileless friend; we
mnst saj- tliatwe did not put a particle of confi
dence iii his assertions of innocence. We believed
be had committed mnnler. From reading Mr.
Greele.v's editorials we had been impressed with
the Iiciicf that he was capable of great violence.
We thought then that he bail got tuto controver
sy with Mime poor Frenchman on the tariff, aud
had assassinated him because of the difficulty of
making himself understood. Mr. Greeley is
troubled with this and gets very violent when
the tit is on him. . ,..,,,
We continncd onr friendly efforts in hi behalf.
Xot wishing to accompany onr dear friend to pris
on when we w,erc exiiected to a channing dinner,
we did not mnnler the six assailants: we did not
even kuock them down, lint we did make it very
lively for them, aud gav e Mr. Greeley several ex
cellent chances to escape. He declined accepting
them, aud knowing that we wonld Ire too late for
.linner we'dnsisf ed at last ami throUCh Our tCSTS
saw tbe old white hat and venerable coat chock
ed bythe ruffians into that vulgar roifare, where
two sat ur mm ami one on mm. iiicuiri. .cui
clo was driven away with such violence that the
horse actually took fright, and for the first time
iu the history of Pans a horse of Ibis sort ran
away. It was not much of a run, but so amazed
the driver that he lost his head and let the crazy
animal collide with one of tbe trees in the Champs
Eljsees when the Jh'Juaeand.tue officers were
all spilled out. ....
The Police of Tans are world-famous for their
efficiency, and on this occasion they arrested the
roifare and driver aud inarched them off, leaving
tbe officers and prisoner to find another vehicle
to carry them to tbe debtors' prison, known as
All this oeenrrcd on Saturday afternoon, and I
learned that night the meaning of it.. It seemed
that at the Worid'sExposition, beld in Xew Tort
a few years before this event, the directors, wish
ing to encourage the concern, pledged themselves
to not only retnm safely tbe articles not sold,
bnt pay fir transportation of the same. This en
mnnml a French artist to send a life-size statne
of Veuus de Medieis but whether in marble or
plaster we fail to remember. AJitrencu ano"
indulge in Vennses ami this one came to gnef.
The Exposition proved a failure, the transporta
tion was not paid, and worse, yet, tbe Vemii i do
Medieis had her nose knocked. ow ""?
in Pans with a damaged nose is nK'fb;t "?'
attractive, and the le?irti-,w JSt
for tie same. He did Botget J" SS
extent, ant learning tkat Ur. Greeley, oae of tfce
directors wa in Pans 'he artistic stone-cutter
had him arrested late on Satnnlay afternoon, so
as to incarcerate him in prison until Monday at
least, believing that the free-lmrn Amenran
wonld pay the amount rather than submit to the
outrage. He mistook his man.
We left that little dinner liarty at an early
hour. We saw Judge Mason and secured his ef
forts in behalf of the imprisoned journalist, al
though it was grace I with certain bard language
embraced in one sentence, to the effect that said,
"Greeley was a black abolition son of a female
dog," or wonls to that effect. We bad an inter
view with tbe Minister of Foreign Affairs and I
mnst say for my chief, that he stated tho casn
with mnch earnest force, so mnch indeed, that
Mr. Greeley's release was promptly ordered, and,
on Monday, the able journalist came tint a free
man. JTaikitgton Capital.
m iii a
A fAII.c)BfS YAK.
The Arakala Nights A(aia HraranvaaaVe Raw
laras to "Life la the Ptnra at aa OI4 Sea
Mklbockne, Antralia, March L One dav last
week there arrived at this city the ship Allhea,
whicb, during the pastthree jears had lieen cnii
sing almnt in many waters in tlie Atlantic, South
ern aud Indian occeans Her original crew had
been fortj'-fivo men, but sho came to this port
with ouly twentv-eight. Of the original timnher
seventeen had died. She is owned in Australia
by the house of Messrs. Allen Sc Brothers, by
whom she was sent out on an experimental voy
age to traffic with natives in various plices, and
for other bii sines. pirt""o. The captain of the
Althea i a man nf titty years of ago ort hereabouts,
and a fine specimen of the skipper, and with full
rouml tace, lincil witn a reau ueani, anu witn mo
eves of a lion. At present he is tho very picture
of health, aud certainly, to see his manly bearing
and honest ways no one would dream that he
wonld wilfully spin a sailor's yarn for tho sake of
getting people to believe a lie; and, so far as out
ward appearance goes, it would take a great prac
titioner of psj chological medicine to detect any
marks of insanity abont him. Vet Capt. Arliug
tou(forsnch is his name) tells a strange story,
and "one worth hearing. I therefore send yon an
account of it, thinking that it may interest your
Theonlypart of this narrative which is of im
mediate interest t. the public is the account of
k place during the last nine months
irt of which the Althea was in the In-
dian and Southern oceans, and tn this alone at
tention is called. In Xov ember last the vessel
wa near Madagascar, and, in doubling Caiie St.
Mary, the southernmost poiut of the island, the
watch suddenly noticed what scented a dense
black cloud hov ering in the air and apparently
making directly for the ship. Iu anticipation of
a gale, such as is common in the Indian Ocean,
the sails vv ere instantly furled and all things made
ready for the storm. But tho cloud came on,
steadily preceded by a deafening dill, and iu aliout
tweutj minutes it dissolved into a perfect rain of
swanuing tlie which settled down upon the ship,
where ther were packed as densely upon each
other a w ere the pigeons iu South America, which
udiibou describes. They bit and stung nnd '
buzzed till the men were almost crazed, but all
bauds w ere instantly ptiwd to clean the decks aud
shovel the plague into the sia.
Tiny worked for almnt three hours, slashing
and mashing aud hammering the flies; but so
great was the weight added to the ship that she
was still in danger of foniideriug, when, luckily
for them, a mighty wind swept dowu from thu
Bed mountains aud blewnll the pest away. The.
sailors, who did not know what to make of the
ntlair, anil were gmwing superstitious aiiu it,
w isueil iiisautlj- to nave tlie track mey were pur- i
.'.. , '-. , ... I
suing, ami which i wasiimanisiiiemouiii..i .-oiaia
river in .Mozambique; but thn captain refused to
accede to their ropiest. For days Ihey proceeded
on their path across Mozambiipio channel, seeing
no more of tho llicj until they were within about
fourd.ijs sail of ".Sofala, when for a whole day
their keel rau tlinmgh miles of the rotting car
case of these Insects which filled theair with a
horrible and loathsome stench. Eight of tlie men
wi re taken sick and five of them died, their corp
ses being covered with pustules somewhat resem
bling those of small pox, bnt looking more malig
nant, while a j-ellow ish green ichor distilled from
them, ev eu in death. The men were on the verge
of mutiny, but there was nothing for tbem to do
but to sail on, for now ther had come to clear wa
ter, and evidently it would not do to sail over the
course again. At last they reached Sofala, the
inhabitants of which they found suffering from a
loathsome and most malignant tyjie of small pox,
which had long raged in tbe interior, and which
physicians held had been pnipagated bj- enormous
a warms of flies which had lieen bred nud pnipaga
ted in the iinburird and retting carcases of vic
tims which lay bmiliiig in the sun iu that vast
and almost unknown interior. They held, too,
that not only did tbe flies themselves Tesk with
the vims '"'t when they settled on a victim their
pulvili, which are livset with numerous hairs, and
act as suckers, sucked up the virus, and then
whoever they afterwanls settled upon wa inocu
lated. The Althea sailed away, all of its crew
being reduced to the extremity of fear, although
none of them at the time were taken down with
tbe disease ; for on tbe sickness of the eight men,
fiv e of w bom hail already died, and tbe other three
of whom soon followed, tbe surgeon had vaccina
ted tbem all. Thus far Captain Arlington's story
had seemed horribleenough, yet it might be true;
bnt for that whicb followed I was wholly unpre
pared, and think that the captain must have gone
mad. Tbe Althea sailed away uorthwanl to
wards tbe Comoro Islands every day or two run
ning through iayrrs of the rotting flies; the crew
again liecame sic and half erazj', and were re
duced almost to skeletons; half of themonlv were
made to do duty for ten hours at a time, while the
rest were confined in the disinfected hold, where
the surgeon, by means of some chemicals made
them breathe air sun-barged with oxygen, under
the influence of which they came to eat well aud
aWn well, lmt their nervons svstem deteriorated.
... '. . : ..... r i r.
ana tney became more anu more tusauc. a
some reason or other the Comoro Islands seem to
be free from this pestilence, and here the crew re
mained for three weeks dnring which time they
were greatly reenperated. Then they determined
at last to get away from the horror a soon as
possible, and set abont to return bomewanls.
Bnt they went liack to Madagascar, stopping mid
way between Cape Ambro and St. Andrew. Here
tbe trees aud shnibbery for great areas were
coverea anil ansoinieiy weigneii uuwn wnn enor
nious black flics some of which were a large as
bumble bees and occasionally vast clouds of them
wonld whiz through the air. and going down to
the shore, wonld settle on the ship. What they
lived on was the mystery, for already they had
stripped the trees of leaves. Sometimes a limb
loaded with tbem wonld fall and crush myiiads
of them to to deatb, and the gnmnd was covered
with dense black masses of their decaying bodies
which festered there and filled the air with tbe
most loathsome stench. One realized what tbe
Plague of flies which once afflicted Egypt mnst
. n.. I. 1..1 ... ... It !... !..
nave lieen. iney inteiuieii to scv-iwi, ". "
wind came npblowing with almost biirriranvlo
lence fnAnthe West, and they found itntterly im
possible to leave the place; bnt the wind relieved
them of the nrgent neeessitrof doing so, for a
they were on the West sideof the island, the wibd
blowing away towards tbe East, blew the stench
and the flies off towards the mountains. Here
six men ere taken ill, but with no small pox
svmptotns their malady being of an intensely
enervating nature, and making them nervons and
excitable to a degree. Four of them became in
sane and jumped overboard. After the gale had
continued foraliont-a week, its violence abated,
and as tbe pnre air bail done much to recuperate
the men, their despair gave away to hope. They
set sail toward the north, and were driven by a
gale towanl the Seycbette Wand, where tbrj
finally got rid of theptagne, and after mnch stress
of weather finally reached Melbonrne, five more
of fhe men having died en the passage. The cap
tain himself was ill, bnt soon recovered, and this
is the tale be tells What seems to me the most
Jreadfnl soefestion in it is that small pox and
other diseases of a contagions natnre may be pro
pagated by flies, against which insect there seems
to lie no protection. They devour all manner of
filth and diseased bodies tbe particle of which
stick within tbeirboo'ced feet, by which they may
be inserted in the hnman flesh. Tbe enormous
quantities of tbem which are spoken of need sot
be iuerble to him who believes tbe biblical
aCMQ.CmiMfmimi 2fat Ttrk World.
"The boys are eoimns homo uwmorrow 1"
Thus oar mral hostess said.
Whilst Loo and I shot Biltin i glances,
Fnll ot vagus tuupoBen dread.
Bad we Hither come fer qniet.
Hither fled the citv's nob.
But l chanza it for the tumult
Of those horrid country bova?
WaVing one with load hallooing;
Kvrly every Summer day i
8hotia- robbing; teasing kittens
tfrtghtfuuig tbo wrens nwaj.
Stum bun over trailing floanceat
Thnmbine volume -ild and Musi
Clamoring lor sugsr dainties i
Tracking earth the paauze through.
These, and other kindred trials
Fancied we, with wofiU sii;h:
"Those hnvs, lu. horrid boys to-morrow tM
Sadly whispered ton and L
I wrote these lioes one happy Summer;
To-day I smile t re-id them o'c r,
Ecntrnihrriii" Ism full of terror
We watcbul all Uy lie i.a-nlnt: door.
They came -the boya!" lx feet in atatars
(.r.lclul. ea.v lJi.hsl iwnr
I vowed to I,.!, h. hind hit knittin-.
To trust no mulher'e ord again.
For boyhood Is a thing iuimorUl
To every mother's heart and eyej
A nd sons are Isivs to her ferevrr.
Changoaathiy may to J ou and X.
To her noiine comes, .harplv mxrUa--Whither
or when their ehll.h.-.l wruti
or whn the eye-glance, upward tnrnln
Levelled at but their downward bent
Xowbr tbe window, still and sunny.
Wanned bv the rlrh October -ew.
The dear old Ui waits and watches.
Just aa she wailed years ago.
M7H'ir T-wka. In gentle fashion.
T iK J"! '"'"-lie always wi.li
iS&d thi.'-?' ""'1 on'' W
Jieyond the touch , ,,, nr ,,,
A-fKCBOTCa OF PUBLIC 1.
nv col. j. w. riiRsr.v.
A National Convct.tii.n nf deleg,,t rrww.nt.
mg one of the great political parties f a fennblio
like ours, called to nominate a camli.Uie fr prw
ident, is always interesting. Xo other country
YlVakCastif an 1ill 1 Ctuuvllf Iu Tllas luta.r .! 1
I"V "vio o"-" M eiin.iuv.n.i All ii svumiuj mn
sembled. The sages and statesmen aiid the
. yIInK nu. (lf tue ,u,rtv taj,0 .,ar, , llie ,iemH.r.
ations, winch are Irenuently interrupted by high
excitement, and made historical by electrical dis
plays of oratory. The vindication by Judge Holt,
of Kentucky, of the character nf Kichanl II. John
son, in the National Convention at Baltimore,
thirty-six j ear ago, was a magnificent hurst of
eliMineuee. I read it in Greeley's Xew Yorker ot
that day, which spoke of it as a gem of finished
rhetoric. The white-haired statesman who rides
along Pennsylvania avenue every morning, on
his way to tl.e ollice of the Judge Advocate-General,
is the same Joseph Holt whose voulhfiil ap
pearance mid splendid argument thrilled the peo
jde iu lrvid. W. L. Yancey, of Al-ilmma, was an-
..tf.HPjir tl,.. l,-t..l. I...1... ..c i. ii. ..A....: v
.: i ii.,,,..,.,:" ..$ " .: ...." ',
, Ijte 111()t 'lf a ,10il, J VKtTem xlb.
,. rscee,iiugly com teas uud refined. Never
shall I forevt the debate between Benlimin F.
Butler, Mr. Van Burcu's Ux-Attoniej--General,
and linliert J. Walker, senator in Congress from
Mississippi, in the Convention of 144, on tho
two thirds rule. Van Buren. defeated in lS-0 by
Harrison, Was again a candidate, for the nomina
tion, bnt he had faltered on tho annexation of
Texas and though he had a clear majority of thn
ltl Ai Iihi t lias eiiTitnr lilt aif til., ft. faf 111 t-l J rnlu
ine, hi, pru!1IW.,fc ntler wa tm match for tho
tirn If" T " "P auu u-iuii - aisiu aa
t,eeI, little Senatorial Saladi
ulin, and w hen he rose
to reply tun House bail already lieen conquered
bythe logic of his adversary. That convention
was James Buchanan's first appearance n an as
pirant for President, and had he remained in the
field he would assuredly hare beeu tbe candidate
agaiust Mr. Clay. Polk was an accidental selec
tion, and was never dreamed uf till tho coiillict
made a compromise necessarv-. In 113 Van Bu
ren "s men took ample rev enge by running him as
a volunteer candidate for President, nnd so de
feating Cass and electing Tjvlor. Buchanan's
adherents were ou the ground, but he had con
trived to lose the friendship of many of the lead
ing men nf Pennsylvania, and was coldly jostled
ofi the tmck. In that convent ion Preston King
was the Van Buren leader, backed by David Wil
mot, and when New York seceded the doom of
the party was sounded. Daniel S. Dickinson
headed tbe New York Honkers, ami took strong
ground against the Little Magician, a Van Bu
ren was railed. King was cool, calm, and resolr
ediDickinsnn wilt' and sarcastic, Wilniot aggres
sive and defiant. In )K. Mr. Buchanan was
again presented and defeated, Frank Pierce, an
other Accideut, winning tlie prize. That year
sounded the death-knell of the old Whig party,
ltufus Choate was present in thn Whig National
Convention as the champion of Daniel Webster,
and made a speech of marvelous force and lieauty
in hi supiMirt, bnt in vain. The Hibticians want
ed an Availability, and got him in Gen. Scott,
who was overthrown in November br the Demo
crats. On the fourth trial, in 1K6 Mr. Buchan
an was successful at Cincinnati. Is cause of his
supposed identity w ith the sentiment iu favor of
making Kansas a free State. That event lost
Judgn Douglas bi chance. Ho was taken to
Charleston. S. C, in lHsl, and there defrauded in
advance of hi more deliberate slaiighter""at tho
adjourned convention in Baltimore. Youngllroek
inndgc was the candidate of tho extremists in
that j ear, a curious sequel in a life which opened
in lcul, in Congress, in avowed sympathy with
the anti-slavery idea.
Henry A. Wise, iu hi late work on John Tyler,
reveals a picture of tbe disappointed ambition of
Henry Clay, when in lew he failed of the Whig
nomination, and when be could easily have de
feated tan ilureu. Alas: his late hail lieen tbe
fate of many. Crawford, Calhoun. Cass Douglas
all felt tbe same sharp sting before they wero
called away, and even some of those who wot
tbe golden bauble lived to find it a barren scep
tre. A candidte for President soon realizes the
value of jMilitical fealty, and I have often thought
that in the nervons straggle fur, that high honor
even the best men looses faith in others, ami for
gets hi own obligations in his distnist of his sup
porters. The vast patnmage of the ollice, and
tin. vevntinn nml heart titimittir of those who
seek places, open a wide avenue to intrigue and
deception. And yet, as a general thing, tbo con
vrutioiitof the past have not been disgraced br
corruption. Donglas was undoubtedly juggled
in 18C0, bnt there was no direct u- of money.
He was simply overborne by the Smith. Lincoln
was fairly chosen by the Republicans that year,
bnt not until Mr. Sewanl had come to gnef by
having lieen compelled to drink of tbe bitter cup
drained liefore by Cas Webster and Clay.
As population increases and the Government
grows more and more imperial, these quadrennial
National Conventions liecome intensely import
ant. It is no longer a question that they are tbe
best method for choosing Presidential candidates,
aud tbe fierce st niggle for th coutrol of tbe Gov
ernment in itself one of the strong points in but
system. That which adjonrned in Cincinnati on
Friday wa more like a great town meeting than
a National Convention, but its work will be felt
far and near. Among tbe characters most talked
abont iu that lssly is Colonel A. K. McClure, of
Pennsylvania. He is in the prime of life, alront
forty-three, of herculean frame, at least six feet
two, winning address and great powers of endur
ance. His career baa been frill of incident. Be
ginning life poor, as a eonntr"T printer, he after
wanls studied law, aud soon became a Whig lea
der. He is a consummate newspaper writer
and a fine speaker. Udd, dashing, resolute, aod
full of resonrces be Is a valuable friend and a
dangerous foe. Among all the diversified ele
ments of tbe Cincinnati gathering there was no
one man, not- even Carl Sehnrz, who had a better
knowledge of public men ami manners tnau j
Cinre. I ray this tbe more freely beeanse I thiuk
be baa committed an irreparable mistake ta op
posing President Grant's J,,,''m,uV-f
owns himself, I presume be best knows what, ha
TWnDnkeofWillington was not tar out of the
wayTwhenbe said ftgk Interest was another
P-m. for poor seearity.
yrmrrtx says that tbe minister's brain hi oAefc
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