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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
VOLUME XYL-INTJMBER l.(
THE PCOPl-lTS ADVENT.
BT CEKALD HiSfitT.
TI coming nn the ntwp of time.
And this old world In growing brijhUr;
TVe may sot se iU dawn nubhme,
TTet hich ho make tin? beart throb lighter.
we may be alepinr in the eronnd,
When It awake toe world In wonder;
Hot we bare felt it Catherine round.
And beard It'a voice in linng thunder
Tia coming! yea, 'U coming!
Tia coming now, the glorious time
Foretold by aeera. and eung In storr
for which, whed thinking was a crime,
Soala leapt to bearen from fcafftdda goryl -Th-y
MUMd, nor nee the work thej wrought,
Hat the liir lightning or their thought
And daring deeda doth pake earth boacm
JfTia coming! yea, Vcoming!
Creeda, empirea, systems, rot with act,
And it shall write the future's page
To our humanity more truthful!
Tlie gnarlirat heart bath tender chords.
To waken at the name of "brother;
And time comes when brain-acorpiou words
We shall n.t speak to sting each other
Tis coming! jrs, tls coming!
Out of the light, ye priests, nor fling
Your dark, cold shadows on us longer!
,Anide, thon world wide curse, called "King!
The peopled step Is quicker, stronger.
There's a Ihnnity within.
That makes men great hene'er they will it;
God works with all who dare to win.
And the time comrth to reveal It
Tis coming! yes, 'tis coming!
Freedom! the tyrants kill thyhrares
Yrt in our memories lire the sleepers;
Ami, though doomed millions feed the graTea
Dug bv Death' fierce, red handed reapers.
The world shall not forever lw
To things which mock God's own endeavor;
Tis nearer than thev wot of now.
When flowers shall wreathe the sword forever
Tis coming! jes, 'tis coming!
Fraternity! Lore'a other came!
Dear, bearrn-connectmg link of being!
Then shall we grasp thy golden dream.
As soul, full statured, grow far-seeing;
ThrnMiall nufnld our Iw-tUr part.
And in ur life-rnp yield more honey;
IJcht up with joy the poor man's heart
And Love's own world with smiles more sonny
Tis coming! yes, tis coming!
At. itmiKtrorae! The tyrant's throne
Is crumbling, with our hot tears rusted;
The sword earth's might hare leant on.
Is cankered, with our heart's Mood crusted.
Romn! fr the men of mind make way!
Ye robber rulers, p-tutH no longer;
Ye cannot ty the njH-nmc day:
The world roll on. the liht grows stronger
The jeo.les adtent i. coming!
THE HIDDEN" CLOSET.
In the year la , John Smito ilus2 fciitious
lianles) was indicted fur the vv illfiil murder of
Jlenry Thompson. The ene "lie of a most
extraordinary nature, and llio inttust excited by
jt -as almost unparalleled. Tlio accused was a
gentleman of con-xlcRililn property, residing itp--iu
Ills own estate. A person, supposed to lie an
seNtiro frtrangsr to liiin.li.nl, lale in n winner's
slay, requested ami obtained shelter ami hospital
ity for tli night. Ho liail, it vv as supposed, after
taking some slight refreshment, retinsi tn bed in
perfect health, retiuestiiig to he awakened at an
rarly hour the following morning. When the
wrvant apjMiinted to call him entered his room
for that purpose, hi was found in his bed perfect
ly dead: and, from the npjicaraiice of the body,
it was obvious that ho had been so for ninny
hours. Thero vvas not (he slightest mark of viti
Ietice u;ion his jierson, and the niutitriiAncn re
laincd the wrac expression it had Iionie during
Ihiyxaud weelvs iaRssl on, and little further
Mas kiioun. In the mean time, rumor had not
lieen idle. Suspicious agtie, indeed, and unde
luinl. were at lirst wliispcmi mid afterwanl liohl
1 epresstsl. The precise object of thesa suspi
cious was not clearly ludicatisl; some implicated
one )ierviu,Hinie another; lint they all pointed to
Smith, the master of the house, a concerned in
the death of ihn str.iujjer; and, in tine, the magis
trates were induced to coimnit Mr. Smith to jail
to take lus trial for the willful uiunhr of Henry
Thompson. As it was deemed essential to the
attainment of justice to keep wcret the examin
ation of the witnesses who were produced before
the magistrates, all the information of which the
public were iu possession lx-fnre the trial took
place was that which I hae here narrated. Such
was the state of things upon the morning of the
Lord Mansfield' charge to the (irand Jury up
u the subject of ibis murder, excited a giod ileal
of attention. He had recommended them, if thry
entertained reasonable doubts of the sutliciency
of the evidence to insure a comictiou, to throw
nut the bill: explaining to them most justly anil
clearly that, in the event of their doing so, if any
additional et idence should, at a future time, lie
discovered, the prisoner could again lie apprehen
ded and tried for tho offense, whereas, if they
found a trne bill, and, from deficiency of proof,
Jie was now acqnitted on his trial, he could ncv
vt again be molested, even though the testimony
against him should be morrally as clear as night.
Tho (Irand Jury, after, as was supposed, very con
siderable discussion among themselves, and, as
-was rumored, by a majority of only one, returned
ai true bill. After the charge, it- was conjectured
that the proofs offered to the (irand Jury must
have been strong to authorize such a finding;
and a strong impression in consequence prevailed
that there would ultimately le a conviction.
The counsel for the prosecution opened his case
to the jury in a manner that indicated ery little
expectation of a conviction. He began by implo
ring them to divest their uiiudsofall that the
liad heard before they came into the box; he en
treated them to attend to the evidence, and judge
from that alone.
It would be proved, licyond the possibility of a
-doubt, that the deceased died by jioison poisou
of a most subtle nature, most active in its "Itera
tions il possessing the wonderful and dreadful
quality of leaing uo external mark or token by
which its presence could be detected. The ingre
dients of which it was composed were of so seda
tive a nature, that, instead of the body on which
it bad been used exhibiting any contortions or
marks of suffering, it left upon the features noth
ing but the calm and placid quiet of repose.
The prisoner's family consisted only of lnmseir,
a housekeeper, and one mau-servant. The man
servant slept in an outhouse adjoining the stable,
and did so ou the night of Thompson 8 death.
The prisoner slept at one end of the honse and
the housekeeper at tho other, and the deceased
had beeu put iuto a room adjoining- the house-
7twould be proved, by a person ulio happened
to be passiug by the honse on the night iu ques
tion, about three honre after midnight, that he
liad been induced to- remain and watch, from hav
ing his attention excited by the circumstance,
then very unusual, of a light moving about the
house at that late hour. That person would
Btate most positively that he could distinctly see
a figure, holding a light, go from the room in
-which the prisoner slept to the housekeepers
room: that two persons then came out of the
housekeeper's room, and the light disappeared
for a ruinnte. Whether the two persons went
:..n Thnmnson's room he conld not see. as the
window of that room- looked another way; but J
in about a minuto iney reinrneo, passiug iiiiuc
along the honse to Smith room again; and in
airain: anil in i
about five minutes the light was extinguished,
nml fi saw it no more.
Such was the evidence nnon which the magis
trate had committed Smith; and singularly
v .:HAA t-ia Mimmitlnl the hoiiseteener had
been missing, nor conld any trace of her be dis-
" . ..v.t!-. u.. i... v iiniiuiiihii
.i Within the last -wees, ine witness woo
raw the light had been more particularly exam
ined, and, in order to refresh his memory, he had.
Iieen placed, at dark, in the very spot where he
had stW on bat night, and another perwrn was
-adaeed with him. The whole seene, as be had de
scribed it, -was actea over agsui, uni '
terlr ijupossible, from the caase above mention
ed to assert, when tb'e ligbt disappeared, whether
tie parties, iuuiiii.i"r. .-
it, hoireTer.to throw tOL depee mystery e
this extraordinary transaction, the witness per
sisted in adding a new feature to his former state-'
ment; that after the person had returned with
the light into Smith's room, and before it was ex
tinguished, ho had twice-ierceied some dark ob
ject to intervene between the light and the win
dow, almost as large as tbesnrfai-eof the window
ibx-If, aud which he described bv saying, it ap
peared as if a door had been placed before the
Xow, iu Smith's room, there was nothing which
could acconntfor this appearance; his bed waa
in a different part, and there was neither cop
board nor nress in the room. itWIi. Imt fur tlm
bed, was entirely empty, the room in which he
dressed being at a distance beyond it. Ho would
state only one fact more, (said the learned coun
sel,) and he had done his duty; it would bo for
the jury to do theirs. Within a few davs there
hail been fonnd in the prisoner's house, the stop
per of a small, bottle of a very singular descrip
tion; it wns apparently not of English' manu
facture, and was described by the medical men
as being of the description used by chemists to
J "reserve those liquids which are most likely to
oso their virtue by ex)iosure to the air. To
whom it belonged, r to what use it had been ap
plied, there was no evidence to show.
Siiih was the address of the counsel for the
prosecution; aud during its delivery I had earn
estly watched thecouiitenance of the prisoner,
who had listened to it with deep attention.
Twice, only, did I lMTceive that it produced ill
him the slightest emotion. When the disappear
ance of the housekeeper was mentioned, a smile,
as of scorn, passed over his lip: ami the notice of
the discovery of the stopper obviously excited an
interest, and, I thought, an apprehension ; but it
quickly subsided. I need not detail the e ideuce
that wasghen for the prosecution; if amounted
in riiosuince 10 in.-ii which tne counsel stated;
nor was it varied in any particular. The stopper
... .i.-.inr.i, aim proveu 10 lie loiinii in the
house; but no attempt was made to trace it to
the prisoncr' possession, or even knowledge.
When the cqso was closed, the learned judge,
addressing the counsel for the prosicution, said he
thought there was hardly sutlicient evidence tn
call njHin the prisoner for his defense; aud if the
jury w-ere of the opinion, they would at once stop
the case. I'pou this observation from the judge,
the jury turned round for a moment, and then in
timated their acquiescence in his lordship's iew
of the evidence. The counsel folded up their
briefs, and a verdict of acquittal was about to be
taken, when the prisoner addressed the court.
He urged the jury to permit him to state his case
to the jury, and to call his housekeeper, with so
much earnestness, ami vv as seconded mi strongly
by his counsel, that Lord ".msroM. though very
miich against his inclination, and contrary to his
usual habit.gave way, and .vieldcd to the reqncsl.
The 1 insurer t lien aiMri-ss.il the iiirv. nml eu-
treatisl their patience f.irashoit time. He re
peated to them that he never could feel satisfied
to buacqitted, men h because the evidence was
not conclusive, and pledged himself, iu a verv
Miort time, liy the few ol.st rvutions he should
call, to obtain their verdict upon much higher
grounds upon the impossibility of his being
guilty of the ('li.-ijlfnl crime.
Of lne Copper which had been found, he dis
owned all knowledge; he declared, must solemn
ly, that he had never seen it befoie it was pro
duced iu court; and hcnkd, could the fact of
Its In mg lonuil in his house, oulj a few da s :igo,
when hundreds of people had bct.il there, produce
upon an imji.irli.il niiudrveua momentary prej
udice against him ? One fact, aud one only, lias
been proved, to which it was povsilile for him to
give an answer the fact of his hav ing gone to
the lied-room of his housekeeper o-i the night in
He had Iieen subject, for manv years ofhis life,
to sudden tits of illness; he had been seized with
one on that orcasion, and liad gone to her tn pro
cure her assistance in lighting a fire. She had re
turned with him to his room for that purpose, he
having waited for a minute in the passage while
she put on her clothes, which would aTcouut for
the momentary disappearance of the light; and
after she had remained iu his room fur a few mill-"
utes, finding himself Iwtter. he had dismissed her,
and retired again to bed, from which lie had not
risen when he was informed of the death of his
guest. It had lieen said that, after his committal
to prison, his housekeeiier had dis.ipjiearcd. He
avowed that, finding his enemies determined, if
possible, to accomplish his ruin, he had thought
it probable that they might tamper with his ser
vant: he had, therefore, kept her out of the waj;
but for what purpose J Xot to prevent her testi
mony lieiug given, for she was now under the
care ofhis solicitor, aud would instantly appear
for the purposeof sionfiriuiug, as far as she was
concerned, the statement which be had just made.
Such was the prisoner's address, tvlm.li pnsluc
ed a powerful ttfett. It wa delivered in a linn
and impressive manner, and its simplicity and
artlessness gave it an appearance of truth. The
housekeeper was then put into the box, and ex
amined by the counsel for the prisoner. Accord
ing to the custom, at that time almost universal,
of excluding w itnesses from c.mrt until their tes
timony was required, she lud Wti kept at a
house near at hand, and had not heard a single
mini of the trial. There was nothing remarka
ble in her manner or appearance: she might lie
alMiut thirty-five, or a little more, with r?...nlir
though not agreeable features, and an air per-.
, ' ' V , " '" "rI" ' """"siucm. jne repeateil,
almost iu the prisoner's ovv u words. th ntnn-1.
had tcld of his hav ing called her up, and her hav r.
iuj; aceifiiiiauicti win 10 nis nsini, audio" that,
after leaving him, she had retired to her own
room, and had been awakened by the man serv
ant hi the muniing with an account of the trav
She had now to undergo a cro-s-et.nminatinn-and
I may as well state here that tvhiili, though
not known toine till afterward, will assist the
reader iu understanding the following scene:
The counsel for prosecutiou had. in liis owii
mini!, attached considerable importance to the
circumstances mentioned by the witness who saw
the light, that while the prisoner and the house
keeper w ere in the room of the former, something
like a door had intervened between the caudle
and the window, which was totally irreconcila
ble with the npiearauce of thensini when exam
ined; and he half persnaded himselt that there
must be a secret closet which had escaped the
search of the ullicers of jrtstice, the oiH-niitg of
w hich would account for the apiiearance alluded
to, and ihe existence of which might discover the
proiierty which had so ni sterionsly disappeared.
His object, therefore, was to obtain from the
housekeeper (the only person except the priso
ner who could give any clue to this) such infor
mation as he conld get, without alarming her by
any direct inquiry on the subject, which, as she
could not help seeing its importance, would have
lei! her at once to a positive denial. He knew,
moreover, that as she had not been in court, she
could not know how much or how little the in
quiry bad brought tn light; and by himself treat
ing the matter as immaterial, he might lead her
to consider it so. also, and by that meaus draw
forth all she knew. After some unimportant
questions he asked her in a tone, and manner cal
culated rather to awaken confidence than to ex
Tinting the time yon were in Mr. Smith's room,
yon stated that the candle stood on the table, in
ine ceiure 01 ine roomi les.
Was the closet, or rnnimard. or whatever von !
callit,opcnl once, or twice, while it stood there!
A pause; no answer.
I will call it to onr recollection. After Mr. I
Smith had takert the medicine out of the closet, j
did he shut the door, or did it remain ojienl He
sum ii. i
Then it was opened again for the purpose of re- J
placing the bottle, was it f It was. !
ou recollect how long it was open the last '
Not above a minute.
iuo uwr, sunt open, wonm ne exaciiv ne ,
tween the light and the window, would it notf
It would. j better aid could we bare to illuminate our path.
I forgot whetheryou said the closet was on the than the living lessons ofthe city of Philadel
right or left hand side of the window f The left, phis, a taught by the men of the Revolution,
v onld the door of the closet make anr noise in i
Can voa sneal
Can yoa speak positively to that factf Have
you ever opened it yourself, or seen Mr. Smith I
At this moment the witness chanced to tnm
her eyes toward the spot where the prisoner
stood, and the effect was almost electrical. A
cohl, damp sweat stood npon his brow, and his
face had lost all its color; beappeared a living I
image of death. She no sooner nt bis than she '
WHITE CLOUD, KANSA, THURSDAY,
-aa.a iaa . a a
shrieked and fainted. The consequences of her
answers flashed across her mind.
She hail lieen so thoroughly deceived by the
manner of the advocate, and by the little import
ance he bad seemed to attach to her statements,
that she had been led on. by one question toanother,
till she had told him all that be wanted to know.
During the interval (occasioned by her illness) to
the proceedings, the solicitor for the prosecution
left the court. It was between four and five
o'clock when the jndgo resumed his seat npon
the bench, the prisoner his station at the bar, aud
the housekeeper hers in the witness box ; the
court, in the interval, had remained crowded
with spectators, scarce one of vv horn had left his
place, lest, during his absence, it should be seized
by some one else.
tne cross-examining conusej then addressed
the witness: I have a very fvxr more questions to
ask yon ; hut beware that yon answer them truly,
for your own life depends uhjii a thread.
IX) ou know tfiis stopper i 1 do.
To whom does it belongf To Mr. Smith.
When -did you see it lastf On the night of Mr.
At this moment the solicitor for the prosecn
tiou entered the court, bringing with him, nKn
a tray, a watch, two money bags, a jewel case, a
pocket-liook, aud a tattle of the same manufac
ture as the stopper, and hav ing a cork in it : some
other articles there were in it, not material to my
story. The tray wasplaci-d on the table, iu sight
of the prisoner and the witnesses aud from that
moment not a doubt remained in the minds of
any man of the guilt of the prisoner.
A few words will bring my tale to its close.
The house where the murder had been commit
ted was between nine and tell miles distant. The
solicitor, as soon as the cross-examination of the
housekeeer had discovered the existence of the
closet, and its situation, had set oil" on horseback,
with twoshirifr'n officers, and, after pulling down
part of the wall of the house, hail detected this
imiMtriaui piacc 01 conceaiiiieiir.
Thcirsiareh was well rewarded; the whole of
the property belonging to Mr. Thompson was
found there, amounting iu value to some thou
sand lMiuutls; ami, to leave no room for doubt,
abottlewusdiseovensl,whiih the incdic.il men in
stantly pronounced to contain the very identical
poison vv hich lud caused the death of the unfortun
ate Thompson. The result is too obvious to need
The case presents the, perhaps, unparalleled in
stance of a man accused of murder, the evidence
against whom wassoslight, as to induce the judge
and jury to concur in a verdict of acqnital; but
who, persisting in calling n witness to prove his
innocence, -was, iihiii the testimony of that very
vv itness, com iited and executed.
the i - inr.u.
IIT ClI VRLES MCkEAS.
O. a tlaintr plant is the try Green,
That rreestli o'er ruins uM!
Ofrizht clwire fmsj are hit meals, I neen,
Iu his trll si luue and cuM.
The alls must lie emuitilii!. tlie stenen di-ca ed,
Tn ileasiire his ilamtv whim ;
And the iiimiMenns dust that years have made.
Is a merry meal fur hf in.
"n-eiinjr wh-rtn life is seen.
A rare uld plant Is the Ivy Grcec
Fat he sttalitli. tbmili lie trrars no vriupt,
Aud aMaumh old heart has he!
JInw rlmely he twiuelb. huw Ilht he clings
lo ln frirnd, the huge oak tree!
And shlv lie tmileth alntic tile KTiinnil,
A1 hfa leaittH UeKiutl Wilis;
And hejojunidv twines and "in ansind
The nih meuld ef dead men's cravi.
Creeping where grim death hss been,
A.rare uld plant is the ly firCvu.
"Wlii.le nes hare fled, and tin ir werSis di cayed.
And liatiulis have sraltens! been;
But the utout uld Irr shall never fade
Knini its 1 tie and In art v reen.
The brave old plant, in Us lunrly da,
Sjhall fatten non theiosti
Fur the stateliest building loan can raise.
Is Ibe Iv s TimmI at last. .
Creeping w here uo life is seen.
A rare uld plant is the Ivy Green.
AXECDOTE8 OF PUBLIC 3IEIV.
bv cot- j. w. rnrtXKY.
Philadelphia was honored by a national con
vention ill the shape of the Colonial Congress
which, ninety-six ears ago next 4th of July, pro
claimed American independence. The IhhIv which
Is to assemble at the Academy of Music Wednes
day, June 5th, will lie one of the only three that
gave practical expression to the ideas of the Dec
laration. While slavery existed, no national con
vention of any party could consistently pleat for
freedom. And us the c-ars rolled on, the fetters
of the bondmen were more closely rivetefl aud
the chains of the political leaders made heavier.
Now all is iu harmony with the protest and
prophecy of Thomas Jefferson and his compatri
ots. Thousands will be present who never saw
Philadelphia; and if they will trace the growth
of their country iu the growth of the City of
llrotherly Love, they will study American history
on the spot w here American lilierty was born.
They will walk the streets trod by Washington.
They will seo the places described by Franklin
in his itirouiparahliuiutobiography. 1 hey will lie
taken to the spot where he was buried. They
will realize where John Hancock, Samuel Adams
John Adams Roger Sherman, Alexander Hamil
ton, Kobert Morns. Andrew Jackson, Peleirates
or Senators in Congress, Cabinet Ministers, finan
ciers, Ac. lived iu those Irving times; aud as
they follow up the progress of events from their
souwe. they will Iietter understand why Presi
dent Grant is t inlay tlie strongest public man in
America. Discounted by the accidents and, if
vou please, by the errors of all men in his posi
tion, jnit will find the great fact remaining, that
he is the only man who ever had the full oppor
tunity, and seized that opjiortiiiiity lsildly, to
prove his devotion to the principles of the Decla
ration of Independence. Without an thing like
a party record, and w ithinit the slightest preten
sion, he h.is grasped the vv hole sitnation, with all.
its obligations, and has been as tme tn advanced
Republican doctrines as these have lieeii crstal
ized by experience, as if he had made that species
of philosophy ll study. Tlie danger has alwa
beeu that those earliest in defending great t nit lis
become hv jiervritical as they grow old. Grant's
rare merit is that he accepts a fact proved by tri
al, and incorporates it into his administration.
In this respect he resembles Oeorge Washington.
Washington never was a political exiierimenter.
He never reveled in theories. He was not car
ried away by v isionary hopes of human perfecti
bility. He wrote little and spoke less. And yet,
as President, he executed th laws kept the peace
between Hamilton aud Jefferson, bore with the
eccentricities of John Adams a'"' never lost his
temper when Thomas Paine and Philip Fretian
hurled their bitterest shafts against his- private
character. I need not elalsirate the parallel.
ton have Grant ln-fore von. andean doit with
out my aid.
Twenty-four hnndred years of bnman effort,
revolution, and ambition may 1 stndicd in the
remains of ancient and the triumphs of modem
Home. With the torch pf our new intellii-enre
we licht un and restore the memories nf llo.se nl-
tDOt forgotten centuries "A railroad to Potn-
pcii!"' sas that fascinating writer, George S.
Hillard. of Boston, in his channing book, "Six
Mouths in Italy." "It seemed appropriate to be
transported from the living and smiling present
ii iue neari oi ine tieaii past nv tne wiltest ana
u"st xiwerful wings that inoib m inv ention has
furniheil. Onr one centnry of government dis-
e'oses wonders anil trophies of another kind.
The world lias gone forward with the speed; of
uupc.aiiuaineiuni oaca. mr a moment lowu
uplate what has been done in that cycle, what
""se poetent v can even ret recall their features
and rejoice with ns among the magnificent hary-
" ofthe seed which they planted ninety-six
Mr. A. Wotiiev, the State geologist of Illi
nois accounts for the presence of toads, in. rocks
in the following manner: The toad scis shelter
in a crevice for the winter, where he remains in
svdormant condition nntil the constant dripping
of water holding carbonate of lime tn solution
seals him in eonpletelr. Here fce remains nntil
released by ttoiMKerof the woTaroan.
THE CONSTITUTION USD THE UNION
PKITATK HABIT OF HB1CE CBEE. I
LE1-AS OBREBTEB I.f 1M7 BV I
An intimate acquaintance with a distant rel- j
ative oi.ine eoitoroi tne innm'pnte in my pow
er to furnish the public with the lat positively
the very last link necessary to perfect the chain
of knowledge already iu its possjcssionvouceruiug
Mr. Grreley: I mean his private habits. We
know all aliont him as regards every other de
partment of his life and services Because, when
ev er a magaziuist or a bookmaker is employed to
write, and cannot think of a subject, he-writes
almut Horace Greeley. Even the boys in the
on "The Horse,' aud have gone to doing Horace
Greeley instead; and wbetijlerlaiuatinii day comes
miiim. uicir voices nre no longer "sun tor war
anil Patrick Henry, but for peace and Horaca
Greeley. Now, the natural result of all this is
that the pnblic have come at j'r.st to think-that
this man has no life bnt public life, no nature but
a public nature, no habits but public habits This
isallwronir. Mr. Grce'evhasa nrivatelife. Mr.
Greeley has private habits.
Mr. Greeley gets up at three o'clock in the
morning, for it is one ofhis maxims that only ear
ly rising can keep the health niiiiipaired and the
brain vigorous He then wakes np all the house
hold and assembles them iu tlie library by candle
light; and, after quoting the beaitiful lines,
Early to bed and early to rise.
italr. a man healthy, wealthy and wUe.
be appoints each individual's task for the day,
sets him at it with encouraging words, and goes
back to lied again.
At half-past eleven o'clock Mr. Greeley rises
again. He shaves himself. He considers that
there is great virtue and ecoiiainy in shaving
himself. lie diss it with a small razor, sometimes
hummiiigpart of a tuue (be know i part ofn tune.)
and takes an inuoteiiT delight ill regarding it as
ine nrst nail or Ulil Hundred; but parties famil
iar with that hymn have felt ntliged to confess
that they could not recognize ir,aud therefore,
the noise he makes is donbtlees an unconscious
original composition of Mr. Gredcy's and some
times when the razor isesjicciallt dull, he accom
panies himself withn formulalikethis: " thu
razor, and the out-cast bo made it"
He then goes out into his mojel garden, and
applies his vast store of agricultrral knowledge
to the amelioration ofhis cabbag-s; after which
he writes an able sirricultnral article for the in
struction of American fanners his soul cheered
tne vvnile with the reflection that if callages were
worth 11 npicce, his model farm would pay.
He next goes, to breakfast, wlich is a fraal.
absti minus meal with him, nnd consists of noth
ing but just such thinc-s as the market arhirds.
nothing more. He drinks imllrng bnt water
rinthing whatever hut water an! toffee and tea
and Scotch ale and lager beer. -ml lemonade with
a tly iu it sometimes a house liy and stuiiitimes
a horse liy, according to the anioint of inspiration
required to warm him up to his daily duties.
During breakfast hereaiK the 7r'6KKf all through,
andenjovs the satisfaction of knowing that all
the brilliant things in it, written by Young and
Cooke and Hazard ami in v self, ire attributed to
him by a confiding and ignorant public.
After breakfast he vv rites a short editorial, and
puts a large dash at the beginning of it, thus
( ), vv hich is the same as if he put II. G. af
ter it, and takes a savage pleasure in reflecting
that noneof bisniiderstrniuu-rscan use that dash,
except in profane con versa! ion. when chaliniroter
Lthe'outrage. He docs it liecHiise he is so vain of
his penmanship, lb- alvvavs did take an inordi
nate pride iu his ieiMii.inship He hired nnt once
in hi .voiing da.vs as a-writing-master, but the
enterprise failed. The usipli-ild uot.transl.-itc
his marks with any certainty. llislirM copy was
"Virtue is its own reward," and they got it
"Washing with soap is low aud absind," and so
the trustees dim harried him for atteiiintiiiir to
convey bad morals through the medium of worse
penmanship. Hut, as I was st.ving, he writes his
liloniingisiitori.il. Then lie tries to read it over,
and can't do it, and so sends it to the printers, and
they try to rc.nl it, mid can't doit: and so they
set it np at random, as vou may say. putting iii
what words they can make out, ami when they
get aground on a long word the put in "protec
tion "or "universal suffrage. and par off and
paddle ahead, and net morning, if the degraded
public can tell what it is all about they say II. G.
wrote it, and if they can't theysa it is one of
those imbecile understrappers, and that is tho
cud of it.
On Similar Mr. Greeley sits in a prominent
pew in Mr. Clinpiu's church, and lets on that he
is asleep, and the congregation regard it as all ec
centricity of genius.
When he is going to appear in public, Mr. Gree
ley spends two hours on his toilet. He is the
most painstaking and elaborate man about get
ting up his dress that lives in America. This is
his chiefst and his pleasmtest fnbile. He puts on
his old white overcoat and turns up the collar.
He puts nn a soiled shirt, saved lmm the Wish,
and leaves one .end ofthe collar unbuttoned. He
puts on his most dilapidated hat, turns it wrong
side before, cants it on to the back of his head,
anil-jams an extra dent in the side of it. He puts
nn his most atrocious Ixmts and spends fifteen
minutes tucking the left leg of his pants into his
loot-top in what shall seem the most rareles and
nnstiidieil war. Hut his cravat it is into the ar
rangement nf hiscravat that he throwsall his soul,
all the mwers ofhis great mind. After fixing at
it for forty ininntes Iwfore the glass it is perfect
it is askew in every way It overflows nis coat
collar on one side and sinks into oblivion on the
other it climbs and it delves around almut his
neck the knot is conspicuously disjila.ved under
his left ear, and it stretches one of its long ends
straight nut horizontal! v. and the other goes after
his e.ve.in the good old Toodlcs fashion and then,
completely and marvellously apparelled,Mr..Gree
ley strides forth, rolling like a sailor, a miracle of
astounding costumery, tho awe and wonder ofthe
Old Enough to Votk. A familv living on
Euclid avenne,CIevrIand,nwnsncat of theThomas
variety who is nearly twenty years old. He can
rememlier clear back liefore Perry's monument
was erected, and his fisit marks are upon ev ery
roof within a mile of bis home. The nnralicrof
liootjacks thrown at him wnnld keep the city in
kindling wood for ten years; to come, and his back
has lieen curved in so many tights that he now
looks like a small dromedary when gaily promen
ading a chimney-top. Not nntil sonic more dead
ly explosive than nitm glycerine is discorercd
will an attempt lie made to kill him.
Tnr. late Dr. Marshall Hall, of England, said:
"If I were seriously ill nf consumption, I wonld
live out of donn day and night, except in rainy
weather or midwinter, ther. I wnnld sleep in ail
nnplastered log honse. Physic baa no nntritnent,
gaspings for air cannot enre yon, monkey capers
in a gymnasium can not cure yon, and stimnlants
can not cure. What eonsnmptivcs want is pure
air, not physic pnre air, not medicated air plen
ty of meat and bread."
" Wntcr a stranger treats me with want of re
spect," said a philosopher, "I comfort myself
with the reflection that it is not myself that he
slights, bnt my old and shabby hat and cloak,
which, to say the trnth, have no particular claim
tn adoration. So, if my hat and cloak choose to
fret about it, let them; bnt it is nothing to me."
Fik's brain weighed fifty-cightonnces Daniel
Webster's weighed bnt fiftv-three onnces ami a
half. The Great Cuvier had sixty-fonr onnces
and a half, while Prof. Alierrnmbie possessed sixty
three. Rnloff. the mnrderrr, who was execnted
at Binghamtnn last spring, bad fifty-stae onnces
of brain. Klltbtrtfr CommerriaL
The fact that an Englishman recently came all
the war from London to drown himself at Niagara
Kails illnstrates the sriperior advantages poses-
ed by this country over all others. If a mn mnst'
drown himself, let bim exhibit some style and
taste in the performance.
Sis CT. the prohibition of tie and beer in Jtasiachrj
setts new 'onc '" diseorered.which is
imported from the prolific land of Connecticnt.
It is cajjed medicated oidrT, and the Tn-obibition-isU
regaid it as. no weak invention of the enemy."
Ertor. McCoT.ef Chicago, has wmtteanlertora,
in which ha andertakea o afcow that ttaJLspere
drew some ofhis aTarMjri.ar.tat1 k4aV7'Cs
JUNE 27, 1872.
THE CROOK.F.D FOOTPATH.
Sr OUTK WXXDUX HOLMES.
Ab. bf.IT it is! the sli-Iin; rait
Thai marks the old remembered spot
The gap that struck onr kdooIdot trait
Tho crooked path across tho lot. '
It left the mad by school and clinreb.
A penciled shadow, mithioe mora.
Thai parted from Ihe silver birch.
And ended at tho fanu-bouso door.
Xo lino or compass traced its plan
With frequent benda to left or rUht,
In aimless, wayward curves it ran.
J3ot always kept tho door in aljhL
The cabled porch, with woodbine green
The broken millstone at the sill
ThonEh many a mid micht stretch between.
The truant child could see then atUL
y rwls across the pathwar lie
Jfn fallen trnnk ia or it thrown
And vet it winds, we know not wot.
Perhaps some lover trod the war.
With shakins knees and leaping heart.
And so it often runs astray.
With alnnoua sweep or aadden start.
Or one. perchance, with clouded brain,
'rom some unholy banquet rwleil
And since, our dev msis steps maintain
Ilia track across the trodden field.
av, deem not thns no earth lsirn vv ill
Could ev er trace a fanllless line;
Our truest etcjis are human stilt
To walk uuawcrving wrre divine!
Truants from love, we dream of wrath
Oh, rather let ns trust the more!
Through all the wauderlnsa ofthe path.
We still can see onr Father's door!
The Cincinnati nomination struck the country
at oncu w ith astonishment and amusement. It
was probably the only nomination for President
ever made which was "recei veil with a good hum
ored laugh. We have often spoken of Ihe patri
otic services of Mr. Greeley, nor do we forget
them uovv. They will not-be forgotten diimig
the long and searching scrutiny to which his pub
lic life ami words and deeds will now lie submit
ted. The necessary personal character of tho
campaign we deplore, but it is inevitable. Cin
cinnati has rlioseii to present a merely personal
issue. It is claimed to be a 1'epublicau Conven
tion, and it has nominated a Republican against
the regular action and the known wishes of the
great mass of Republicans, and who cannot hope
to be elected by Republican votes alone. He
breaks the Republican line iu front of the enemy.
His sole chance is in their protection. The iiics
tioii presented to the country, therefore, is wheth
er Mr. Greeley, supisirted by the political inter
est which has nominated him and bv Democrats,
. l.i i. .1.1 :. . -t . . ,
Minim JIHHI.-UU give 10 iue eouiiiry greaier puri
ty of administration, and deeper confidence and
sense of stability tlian.Gcn. Grant, supported by
the Republican party. "Mr. Greeley uiidoubteilly
lias delimits f strength, but he is not a strong
candidate. His name does not suggest to the
country either of the two great executive quali
ties discretion and decisiou. Bred in the school
of Henry Clay, vv hose memory he piously rev eres,
he is naturally a compromiser. lie has the cre
ilulitj which IM-Iougs to a certain simplicity of
nature, audwhiih destro.vs all sound judgment
of persons. His sympathies arc limited, anil his
prejudices deep and strong. He has alnavs-lieen
a politician, and nf unsuspected iiersonal hones
ty. Vet he is not free from suspicion of personal
grievance, for he undoubtedly considered himself
lietnive.1 by the action of the New York Republi
can Convention in ItfTO, and it is pl.iiu that he
has felt the want of what is called influence with
the adiniiiisimtiiiii.nnil although personal feeling
iu politics is not a thing vvhiih a man readily ad
mits, such motives may sometimes lie properly
inferred iu a public career. The Convention tha"t
nominated him must lie supposed to accept him
as a candidate who represents its principles. Mr.
Horace White, for instance, as chairman, signs
the report upon the lilarform. Mr. White is. first
of all. a free trader. The question at issue is one
of administration, of sound Hilicy of Govern
ment, and he invites all gissl citizens to tote for
the anli protectionist. The platform virtually
denounces the Ku Klnx legislation, but, that polf
cy has tiostaum her advocate than Mr. Greeley.
It would also purge imliticsof politicians a dif
ficult risk; but Mr. Greeley is peculiarly a oli
tician. In Mr. Greeley's sjieecli, the Convention
demanded a great statesman, steady, calm, saga
tiims. Did that speech descrilie Mr. Greeley!
Wu invite all thoughtful American citizens "to
consider his attitude dnring the war, when the
real eharacterof every man wastries:!. He would
have allowed the States to decide whether they
would secede. He sorely perplexed the opening
of Mr. Lincoln's administration, fort ing the arniy
into the tield before it was prepared. He begged
Mr. Lincoln to try to buy a pence by iKVjiug for
the slaves. He represented Mr. Lincoln's action
in the Niagara Conference in a manner which Jlr.
Lincoln declared put him in a false position be
fore tho country. And be signed a letter tn the
Iov.il Governors after Mr. Lincoln was renomina
ted in ItiGl. substantially asking whether he
should not lie set aside and another new candi
date selected. Consider such facts as these, oc
curring at moments of great national exigency,
and decide what would have chanced had Ho
race Greeley been in the (dare of Abraham Liu
roln. If there is one quality which is indispensa
ble in a President, it is sound judgment. If
there is one public man who is totally destitute
of it, it is'Horace Greeley. A kindly feeling with
which he is regarded will not blind the country
to his natural unfitness for the office tn which he
lias lieen nominated. Mr. Greeley himself con
cedes the personal rectitude nf Gen. Grant. It is
the allegation of the best men who weut to Cin
nati, not that the President is dishonest, but that
he is influenced by unworthy counsellors. They
would have a man whose will is adamant. It is
nnt enongh for them that his purpose is pure.
Hut is there a human being competent to judge,
who supposes -that Gen. Grant is easily moulded
by bis associates and that Mr. Grreley wonld nnt
lie wax iu the hands of-nattcrers f "To intnist
the National Government to his direction would
lie to abandon the Ship of State to be blown about
liy every whimsical gnst. Tlie present adminis
tration mav lie justly amenable to resure in some
points, as Indeed, every administration mnst lie.
lint "it is inconceivable that the patriotic Intelli
gence pf this country conld snbstitnte Horace
Greeley fat Gen. Grant. Barpn't ITetUf.
Insawrtaat BlMarery at Jrnmlra.
An importnnt discovery has lieen made at Je
rusalem br Mr. C. Sth'ck. Capt- Warren, while
conduct inz :h? crcnvali'-ns made at Jernsalem
by the Palestine Exploring foud. explored la re
markable rock-bewu passage leading southward
toward the temple area from the subwav at the
convent of the Sisters of Zjon. Jlr. Schick has ,
found a continuation of this paesage, or rather
aqnednct. as it Is proved to be, toward the north
wall of the citv, a little east of the Damascns
gate. At this point the acqnednct has been cnt
in solid rock, wliich lies in front of and commu
nicates with the well-known caverns; it is,
therefore, older than these, and can hardly be as
signed a later date than mat oi ine sings nun
lea. Jlr. Schick was nnable at the time to fol
Inw'np his discovery, bnt the Palestine Exploring , The fall failed to break the neck, and convulsive Phoenician god. imported centuries before Colnm
fnnd have taken the matter in hand and hope to struggles were plainly visible for aotne minutes, bns and prohibitory duties existed'.- He rests hit
njti..uitir Crnm which the water is derived. After swincinc twelve or fifteen minutes it was artrnment on the ehemiest eornnjvtWInn nf ...
The existence of the aqnednct lately discovered
is a strong argvitnent in tavor 01 iue oenei inai
the city of 5vid occupied -a portion of Jlount
Moriah, and It may possibly enable ns to identi-.
JV IIIO UU-ll 1-1 V-.lalC NIIIL. ..sa,. a .n .a. frl'l--
Gibon, and Silvanr as Gibon in Ibe valley.
Idaho is entirely on the Pacific slope of the
Boky Jlonntains. Crossing these motyotaios;
we reach the Territory of Montana, where the
character of the country is entirely changed. I the top of a pole-forty feet from the ground.
Timber appears on tbe bills not,-.. however, in I Then hoist bim by a rope tied tn his boms, to an
rreat Quantities, nor verv lam. Tbe detestable t other Dole. Then descend on to bis back a five
sage-brush disappears, giving place to tbe eele- 1
brated bnncb-brass. 9tol-raiing can be profit- j
aoiy cnincu on mere, a ine kids wiisiui ie
malns for any great length of time on a southern
exposure, tbna affording good pasturage for the
cattle tbroogh the enHie winter.
AOAsstz baa diseorsred a fiab that boilds a
nest. Tbe cow that cliaibs a tree, tbe bone that
chews tobacto, aad EMcr Knapper's skad UfMX
goei np a iyUtjti,Bf aetttfaoeaaT.
c--V-5-rii-w,KrUe " sr
Correspondence of the Chlcarn Post
, , T , , , , KKwYor.K.Jnnel.
1 estenlay I met a lady fnend who is intimately
acquainted with Mrs. Greelev. Tb- -n-ir- nr .1.1
perhqjH next President is now in Enrnpe with her
two daughters most kind and amiable youn
ladies. As Mrs. Greeley may yet be our next Re
publican Queen, incidents which would otherwise
lie sacred from the journalistic peu.nnw become
the inheritance of the noomV. whoso rni.
The wife of a future President wfaavis to receive
the nation's guests in the White HiwSe is a legiti
matesubject ofdiscussion, and Mrs. Grceleynnw
stands before the public no more sacred than Mrs.
Grant, or uo more sacred than were Harriet Lane
or Mrs, Lincoln. The Queen and her household
are'Iegitiiuate themes fortha Court JumrmaL
Mrs. Greeley is somewaat older than her hns
liaud, who was sixty-one on tlie 3d of last Kebru-
.S"? is de-criUsI as onre having lieen quite
beautiful. Jor .tears she his lieen an invalid,
with intermittent spells of lov e and kindness to
ward her husband, and then show ing long seaxms
of eccentric stoicism, ingratitude, and even
Hat lias caused this utiev euuess in
per! I asked my l.,dy friend, who ki
i her tem-
i-rWiil'Rlle- na.',I'0niiulhe ordinary walks of
...... . uumi is strong anil without culture
cicKiiess n.ts iiriikcn
goveraisi eniin ly l,y imnulse. We all consider
uneven and her temiH-rameiit spasmodic'."
" How- did she use to I. r
"Shu was miuh In-lter suitisl to Mr. Greeler
.vearsago than now. Th.n she entered into ail
of his cold-water and vegetation ideas with a zest
worthy of a Koman mother. Mr. Greeley tells
now vv ith great jiride w ith what Spartan stoicism
Mrs. Greeley ue to iircside liefore rninnany
at their Grahamite meals, when he was running
the Murxlui Tout, in 1st!."
"How do yon mean!" I inquired.
o.hsc .aii" .t..": "r'" ""Vr " V" I " Z'"1':"?"1'" ta?l Krcch in-
. ...,.i V.-..1 'r ; ., "' .""." :".".' iu' """- ' """".'""""""its. Ilemu-tt hadthScoUh
........ ii i.uiuiv; mil oi late ears Jlr. r lingo, nnt he sjMike isirrect French We learn
..reele s nn.iuu.il i,tiou jirevelitsthe ui-ciswity that he vvasa M-ntimental and rnni.tntic jouth
of lahoron her n.irt. :m.I l...r inln.t 1..- l..w.... . wni.sl an.l ..n ... "'""""-. joiini.
';Why, Mr. Greeley then lived in a cheap way. j starved if he had not found a shilling on the corn
Neither he norMrs. Greele ate meat or drank limn. Though he obtained cuiploviuent in a
tea or coffee.
.ne.-. men ,uei mis uraiisiui orenii.iMiiieii
nil salt, nml cold water. Mr, Greeley has
told me almut it a dozen times," loutiniied my
lady friend : "and he has told me bun Mrs. Gree
ley acteil vv lieu she had friends to v lsit her from
"How was thatr
Well, she would set her table with Graham
bread, milk, beaux, salt and water; andwheiithey
all sat down she would never apologize, or even
explain an thing, but leave liar company to do
tne nest iney cuiilil."
"Sometimes. said Mr. Greelev. "I nseil to sh.
gest to my wife that we ought to explain matters
to our v isitors, hut she said, 'No. no, Horace!
What is gol enough for us is gtxsl enough fur
them! The result was," said Mr. Greelev. hingh-
ing. "that jieojile who came to stay a week gem- Y niton Mnst Initeli ('linn lion political economy,
rally stiHslMrs. Greeley 'sciMikingahouttvvoila.vs, hut soon found lh.it he must earn his bread by
and never repeateil the visit till compelled to. haik writing for tlm new spapers, and especially
Tliev never came back for pleasure." I for the National .Irfrocofr. the DeiiiiH-r.itic organ.
"How are their relations unnadavsf" I asked. In li.'."i hepnrchasisl the Sumhiy Courier nn credit.
" Well, Horace lets her alone. He n-ver frets. When he was twenty-eight cars old liennett
and never chides her, even though in some of her Mmwisl his n-markalile talent for journalism,
tantrums she acts bjdly enough to drive- him It was while In- was the Washington eorrespon
crazy." - ' dent of the New York Knauirer. In ISt-J he left
'Onte," continued my friend. "I was invited
out to spend Sunday at Chappaqna. Mrs. Gree
ley was in one nf her disagia-ealile moods. Mie
inadu Mr. Greeley walk iu to the fjrni on fisit
from thedeKit to drive two goats: then when we
got halfway there, she inquired of thu driver his
price. This she refused to nav. and we all i-ot
out and walked the rest ofthe distance. When ism and party fidelity w ere gone by. liennett
she got to the house she'deilared she had lost the wmtehis own vv rappers, (if ! lud anVlo write),
key, and w hen Mr. Greeley came up she made the notes, news, leaders, and vv aev enagent audcrrauil
iiHtriiiaii crawl through a side window and mi-, ''; In- tisik what little there was of cash, and
Isilt thedoorou tho inside, vvhi-n.to theastonish-t he had nobisly to callvvitha bell. In a time of
merit of ns nil, she qnietly showed ns the key, political papers he had no organ, ltut heorigf
which she kept iu her lsicket all the time." t natisl iu America the money reimrt. Hereieirted
"Was not this done as a joke
"No. lunVat all. It was doue out of pure devil
try, just to bother Mr. Gneley."
"And Mr. Greeley f
"Vhy, he neither smiled nor complained. In
fact, iu his treatment of Mrs. Greelev ami her
whims, he is the best man I ever knew. Ho
never forgets her, but waits on her ami takes her
scoldings like a young lover. Indeed, 1 do be
lieve that Mr. Greeley loves his wife with all her
faults. He sa.vs hehad hard work to get her,
that he married her for love, and that he always
shall love her no matter what she docs."
"IJon't she never try to please hiiut"
"No, she tries hard to perplex him. She nseil
tolielievetliat children ought to lie brought np
ill a state of nature, tiutraiuincled by clothing.
To carry out this idea, she nseil to have straw
placed ou the parlor floor, have the children nn
tressed, and make them mn up and down like
Raphael's cherubs, and then laugh with the chil
dren at their harmless bnt queer frolics.
"Once I called aud found Mrs. Greeley thns
exercising the children. I suggested that it was
almut time for Jlr. Greeley to come home, and
asked her if I shouldn't help her dress the chil- I
U'S""0? exclaimed Jlrs, Greeley; 'if Horace
don t like my theories he can stay aw a v. I don't
do anything to please any fool ofa man.'"
One of Jlrs. Greeley's fancies was to have her
children's shoes made three-cornered, so as to fit
their feet, and she actually kept her children's
feet in these outlandish shoes for years.
" How long w ill Jlrs. Greeley remain iu Europe !"
"She will probably remain in Europe with her
two daughters nntil after Ihe election, unless she
takes it into her head to couieTioine. If she does
take a freak to come bark, neither Horace nor ten
men can stnphrr. If shu should return she would
certainly do something to jeopardize his election.
She don't know what the word jmlicy menus.
She w ouhl, as like as not, do and say ridiculous
things, just to hither her hnsband."
"Would she go to the White House I"
"She most certainly wnnld if she took a notion.
No one has any control over her except her dcvii
ted danehters. They have really allow u some
thing of the angelic in their care fortheir mother.
They have worn themselves out waitincon ber."
P. fi. Since the nliove was written, we learn
that Mrs. Ureeley, who Is now in IntIon. will be
on her way home on the 1st nf June to-day.
A TAlUDIsr. for geologists is being opened np
at Arapahoe Station, on- tne nansas raciuc,
where a well digger, now at tho depth of four
hnndred feet, haTbeen for several days penetrat
,..,. 11. ..rr.,il h!e. fillet! with bacnlites. am-
rnonites, and a rrat variety of creatures with
long iikine. Two hnndred feet above he passed
through a tnios oyaisr oeu, ana at. ine tiepiu tn
three hnndred and eighty-nine feet took ont the ;
upper Jaw" of a reptile with tasks an inch in i
AEKTOBTora lexasnangiBgsays: - ine nrop
11 tat. .1-11 L..lhn.l atM Cl-lill.ll Vt tta!. '
- . - i.ns. J .
fell with a dull, heavy thud, and Stephen 31. Bal-
lew was dan-'linz between heaven and earth. I
tbruul that Ihe noose fitted so loosely as to admit
air into- in lungs, suncuftm, tun oj.iy was
slightly raised and the rope readjusted." Three
or four thousand people witnessed this Christian
ei-C. BV .
A COBKESPOXIHCtT wants tn know "bow we
wonld break an ox," says a cotemporary editor.
If only one ox, a good way wnnld lie tn tiobt him
by means of a long. chain attached to Ms tail, to
too pile driver, and if that don't break him, let
bim start a country newspaper and trust peona
Tuxnaawko quit chewing tobacco the other
day, on tbe More of economy, foots op his bill for
eamomiia, aprnee gnm, peaonts, licorice, anil ma
jOe togar. tbe first day, at L80.
TKUS Hsoan says that job can oerec get
- S2.00 PE1 ASNU3T, LV ADYAJTCE.
(WHOLE NUMBER, 781.
IlaTejim forptrn th bre-zydowri.
Wktw the Ittfhts ami batiw pUjt
And the purplf haie nf the flutist hilla.
IsTinc wetwartl far awr I
IIow the tink1iD chime nf the rlmrrb-betU eattok
Orer tbn Iopcs nf th thjmy turf!
Ami the wind in thforet trr below.
Mado a 4-mukI like ocejn aurf I
Hare too forpUten the windin; road,
AU bathed in the drmmj 11 hi
That ahtnea on an Aatamn afternoon.
When the dan are calm and bright?
When the dor.!) rkhneae f the Suniucr'a o
Had failed from earth and ky,
Ani the rear grew old with a iaelooj anile,
liVe a -tuiiut prrparrU tw dief
nT ynn r,rntt'-n the Tiii.wrtaed poroh
Of thv little tria-ze iloorf
And the pklmr day nt vmir hapnr Tnth
The days that it l urn no twn t
When the rtwtlin .-.v.-, t,f the iranlen flnm
..en bttfthed liy the otonnbrant eU,
Awl jon liDSv-rrd t wbi-prr tho- ta.ruufi words
Haraypn forgotten 7 I itl Im-Ihto
Voa tliinlv.f that plt-avinl past;
And your beart luni tuck to the tuWt acrnca,
UtKhan-r-! -.inee w uw thrra bwt!
G.mI cnt that the rle ft rwir rttlra life
(Jriw calm ere it wandrin retwf
And the brtlrr ff-etinc reirlr eara
Krturn like the ruire f eace.
JA.TIKM OOKDO.X BCX.tKTT.
Tin fnlluniii ncfoiiht.if tlipynnthof James
of (.union lleiinm N from IlmXmv York Standard,
v. aiil is anllicntic nml full of iitn-t ;
Hi- unntit wre
Frx-ncli Catholic, ulio Ii?d
' in Scotland, wb-r.. l, . !....
rarton liiwl too
. - . .... ..... ... .1 pn iiiimiiiif
lustily in tho river, a thoughtful boy, frequently
iiiisuoiierMiMNi, nut not often mistrustisl. When
llenuett wasM-veiiteeiiyearsoldhosaw Franklin's
autobiography, which inspired him to takecaro
ofhimself. lie visitrslthi-si-1-nesofN.-ott'.snovels,
and. while longing fur Scott's glory, he admired,
the Mack-eyed girls he met. Among women and
children be was nlwa.vs gallant and courteous.
In ldli! he left Scotland for America, with Frank
lin iu his mind. Napoleon in his heart, and noth
ing iu his iHN-ket. Iu Iloston he would have
1 isMisMore, ne spent ins leisnre iionrv in ramliling
about Concord nnd Hunker Hill and in writing
oetry. In liKI, llenuett went to Charleston,
South Carolina, to work for the Conritr of that
city, as n translator of South American revolu
tionary news. It seems that thu Catholic Semi
nary hnd taught him Spanish. For the Courier
he usidtosail out to sea to Isurd vessels for
, fresh news, a fact whiih he afterward, on the
j lltraid. did well to rememlier. At Charleston he
learned to advocate iiuii-intcrfereuce with shivery.
His policy was, let it alone. An old gentleman
at At!. int. i, (ieoriria. who worked ulnntrsidfl of
Iteniittt.rcuumlicrsth.it he was a gmsl journal
ist mi Jthe Courier. In a ear. Ilennrtt was in
New York, wanting to teach kcIumiI, lint getting
no pupils. Whereupon he Is-gan to leciure iu the
Vvelili nnd investisl Ins money in the I'ritifyhanun,
at riiiludelphi.i, and advocated the measures of
the Deiuoeratlc party, lleuuelt. with tho aid of
two .voting printers, ou the ilth of May, le.kj, pul
lislusl the first iinuilierof the thinl imc cent pi
per, the New York Jlrralil. Then liegau thu sec
ond part nt his career. His davsofnciitimental-
everything minutely. t"hen he was burned ont
and robbed Im started iu another cellar. The suc
cess of the Herald was assured. Thoso who took
otleiiseat it Isiught it. Iteniiett d'd not know
that lie gave offense. His attack on the Pope
wns said by Hudson to have been intended as a
huge joke, ami that none of his s.itire was ever
unfeeling. Of the history of the Herald from
ltS5 until now we have little materials; nor have
we much to say. Its reports of prize lights and
horse races gained for it a largo constituency.
Bennett stvleof writing was that of a French
comedy, in which all the character speaks as if
they were jierpetually shrugging their shoulders.
It i as clear as air, as colorless as snow, nnd he
ma-It- th- bitterest assaults in a manner as grace
ful ns Hume's. When he chose to lictow a warm
and generous compliment he had all the poetry
of an icicle. One ofhis friends sns: "He hail a
keen sense of hnninr, ami was quick to see tho
ridiculous side of any question or person. There
is nothing Mephistophelean about him." tins Is
the testimony of a man who sat beside bim daring
a quarter nf acentnrv. The Herald conld never
tolerate possibilities, but only facts. It cared
nothing for a reporter's opinions, bnt everything
iur uis news, it was nciisiotu ui iiiijuuiiv m ymj
a man three times as much as he expected, in or
der that he would know where tn take his news
the next time. Men's salaries seldom grew; they
were sometimes doubled in a tlay.
It has long lieen thought that the famons
"Kingdom of Cibola," for which Comnado and
De Sito Singh t from different directions, was
situated in Arizona, ami that many of the pre
cious stones found among the Jlexicans in tho
tima of Cortez came from chit region. A fow ru
bies of an inferior qnalitv were found in Arizona
some years ago bv Kit Carson's men, anil now the
Sail Francisco Iiilktin tells a story of a party of
explorers who found among tne ant nuis oi mat
Territory some bright stones wliich took their
fancy, and several of which they brought away.
The'fuiest of these was about the size of a chest
nut, and its owner, imaging that it might possibly
lie a diamond, determined to test it by a process
that someUsly had told hfm it was infallible. So.
be plaersl tb ntmM mi at anvil, jirocureil an
enormous sledge, and with one terrific blow shat
tered Isilb the sparkling stone and his bright ex-"
pectntimis. But another nf the party, more wise,
sent one ofthe smaller stones to Boston, where it
was cnt by a lapidary and then returned to San.
Francisco, certified to lie a brilliant ofthe parest
water, worth from 3 tn 400. A Jlontgozsery
street jeweller to wlmnr the gem was show n eor
enrred in this estimation of its nam re nd vslne.
wheTenmn the memliersof the party qnietly
started on another trip to Arizona, resolved to
make a thorongh exploration of" the dismoaaV
liearing ant hills which they had discovered fa
the land ofthe Apaches. Too result of their last
jonmey is not yet known.
. Amoxo the half dozati or so nf people wno still
Jvslieve in the genuinenc f the Cardiff Giant. Is
Jlr. JlcWhorter. a cradnafi-nf Yale In ISir. n
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mar. oi great ernmtion.. He baa written, andla
.1. - 1 . n-kll.V .. f-1 A.J .L , - ,
aliont to publish, an elaborate; etay,.in which hs
attempts to show that theaxafn is h-.r r a
stone, mi the repetition of certain enrres and an-
gles, on the type nf its face, and no inscriptioai
mwu iv ui tne rmenician cnaracter.
Ax economical Iowau. who had a tnnthsene,
determined to rrinore bis tooth in the Indian
fashion. Accordingly be bent down a sapling In
the woods, lay down himself, and attached a
scoot cord to his tooth and the sapling. Then
be tonrhfd Ihe spring, and the next he knew he
had Jnmjied over a grove oS abont forty small
trees, and was trying to get ont of a small poad
that be happened to alight in.
Tire vexed conundrum propnnnded by Hnl
in his soliloquy as to "who wonld fardels bearr"
baa at last been solved, in a satisfactory manner.
The widow of a man named Fardel, hang foe
bone stealing In Texas,!! jMtgtren birtito.
X WOT baa been fooad in wolf dm, in India
eared for by tae.oeeapaatv mi. ". t,J-