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SPRI IS 0OMIG.
Ijy A. J. usQUIRIa.
I kanow it by the hyaointb -
Whichi now begin to blow,
And flit-ting voices strang'ly swoot
And trenalously low.
BJy soinething purer In the tuxi,
And softe 'in the air,
Aml holier In lie twiliglt stars,
That Spring olli soon be here.
The Almanacs are well enou-git
For garduets and for qooks
I seek the seasons In the sky.
And find thmow by. ihe brooks;
I hear thein on the breezy htills,
And, in the hollows, see
The token ilowers and sigus that speak
Their messages to apo.
And thus I glean fr'om gerning Isles
Of sunset in the West I
From wavings of untiriog wings
That will not go to rest ;
From spoils of fragrance spiced afar,
And poeing spears of green,
And silver bugles in% the wind,
The a'dvent. of a Queen I
I know it by the hyacinth
Wheh a o - b g 'is to blr,
That, Winter, oh nih icy bed,
Is dead, or. nearly so.
And soon will come, with flaxou ourls,
Lod by the laughing hours,
Tni blue eyed daughter of the Stun,
In glorifying showers!
We extract the following paragraphs
from the National Intelligencer. They
contain' truths very fitly and aptly writ.
ten ; but we fear our respected cotem.
porary is engaged in the unproitable
business of stringing pearls to cast them
Mr. Harding might well say, as lc.
did in the Houso yesterday, tibat ton
years ago the most ignorant la w student
in the country could not have been
found pretending that there was any
constitutinnal power for establishmg a
military government within the limits
of any State in this Union.
Tle arbitrary arrest and persistent
confinement of an Englishman, held by
military orders in spite of the writ of
habeas corpus, would convulso all Eng.
land. Will tihe American people consent
that, one half of their count rymen shall
hold their liberty by the will of a milita.
tary commander and his subordi
It is a maxim of law, that it is bet.
ter that nine guilty men should escape
than one innocent be punished. With an
onlighted statesmanshipthat shouldmake
all law-givers blush, the Congress of the
United States would enslave a whole
people, lost a few lawless man should go
Mr. Iaynard, of Tennessee, doclared
that tihe portraits of-tihe founders of the
Government should adorn the panels and
their busts ill the niches of the House,
that its members might, catch something
of their patriotic and heroio spirit. They
would look down. with pity and with
scorn upon the degenerato men who,
would gravely debate for an hour, much
lessdays, the propriety of putting abso
lite power over the life and liberty and
property of one-third of its people into
the hands of a military despot.
A House of .1epresontatives that
claims to represent the great party of
freedom justiies this pretension by seek
ing to impose oni the entire peo~ple of a
State a complete oligareby, under the
pretence of prep)aring theni for self-gov
ornament. it voted yesterday to annihi
Jade the laws enacted by a people, mn
orddr to establisha those dictated by a
Senate and 'enforced by the bayonet.
Wll might Madam Rowland exclaim,
' 0 Libierty, what crimes ato committed
in thy name I"'
Military power is iho last resort of a
decayed and dying republic, said Mr.
1saymnond. Thei words made a strong
imipression, not only on Mr. 'Garfield
who so easily .recalled them, hut on
every thought ful nman in thmat House.
Matial la w and republican institutions
nre0 asincompatible as light and darkc
nesas fire and water; amjd ho is no truo
friend of his olmtry wvho, when no in
vapion threatens our borders, when no
rebellion convulses our territory, wotnhd
hand the nation over tothe unlimited
discretion of oven a Cincimnnatus or a
Thaere are sixty-ono men in the H-ouse
of Repro e n ativo.. who are willung that
half t heir countrymnen shall hold their
dibertilee at the will of a brigaidier-gene
ral of the army. Are they willing to
hmold their own liberties by the permit
of a militairy conymander ? If thtey are,
they are fit to be slaves, .ahd unmiit for
the high duty of an Americnan represea
tative. if they are mnor., with what jmi..
tice can they claimrto be true Democrats
or honest fRepeblicans, who wvould im.
pose an arbitrar'y autho'rtty on their
countryrien, to which they thomaelves
are uunwilhlg to submit?
Was'rebellion a great oVtime ? If' so
can we diot leave the people of time
Sonth to find it outi? ~All our fierce
contenation and angry controversies will
niot add an iota to their apapreciation of
its folly and its enormity. Nay, the
freer we leave them to the discussion of
the acts of those who misled tihe mOst
likely they ar'e to arrivo at, time truth.
Thelm attempt to coeree thme public opinion
of the South by test oaths and pumitivo
legislation, isa uti-r pubican anid hostile
lai the spirit of our inatitutions. It shows
a want of faith in the trutmh and its inev
itable triumph that might''become an
advocate of the' Inqgisition or a nje
of the Stmblhie P'orte, but is utterly fbra
einto die bivilzaton~ 9f the nineteenth
eqotrp'y an~d the tolgrant .tetnper otthe
'' H'IONG LANoUAoE.--Vhile review.
lng the Lioisiana bill, on Samturday night
Mr.'D~oolittle said its title shaould be
aiitnded so as to read, not - to restore
eivil government, biut to- organnI hell
in the0 Stauto of Lionminna.- [A hasa
au the gaherics mingled with hiss
A Southern Editor's Reminisoonoes,
The Memphis Avalmache indulges in
the following bit of 'suntiiont
". Iato At night, whilo the are aind
lainib burn low and dim, we iay down
No. 10,032, Volume LXVIII of the
Mtional itelligencer, and lean back to
think, overcome by the many memories
which its familiar caption calls up. We
have read it coostantly for thirty two
years, minus the four bitter years of
civil war, and had the the good fortune
to know its old editors, Joe Gales And
Vm W. Seaton' both great and good
men, now nmbered with the dead, but
of immortal memory. Not only of
theso princely gentleneo does tile Intel
ligencer romind us, but of many, inaimy
another whom we wero fortunate in
knowing, and whom the county lan
lost-Webster and Clay and Critten.
don; Dawson, the Commodore, of Greor
gia, peerless at the dinner table ; Rlusk
and Ihonston, Floyd, kindest hearted of
all living men ; that noble geAtfleinen,
Butler, of South Carolina, Preniiss,
worthy to be called Chrysotem, golden
mouthed, and not only beyond compari
son the most eloquent, but the most
gonial And generous of men; large
headed Tom Corwin ; Keith, gallant and
good ; Badger, wise beyond other men,
of' admirable wit, aid always enamored
of the truth ; Sovier and Douglas, Cie.
incus and Quiitman, with rnany a dear
old familiar face-of others less known
to fame and even more beloved, crowd
around ns as we write; the dead min.
gling with the living. Porter, of the
Spirit, and Inman the artist,. and glor.
oUs John Brougham, and Alexander
Dimmitry, largo-souled a one of To,
mer's heroes and wise as Plato; Breck.
inridgo and Bonham, Boyco and Robert
Johnson, four mon of like princely
natures ; all these, and many like theoe,
we met at Washington in the better
times, when the Senate of the Unitud
States sat in the old chamber, and that
city was the capit.al of both tle North
urn and the Southern States. JAlheu.
negaces/ how the years drift away, and
we become garrulous, and forget that
tho long list of names, and the memories
they call up, of Ithe reflections of the
gods' and times gone never to return,
and scenes already dim interest for no
one but ourself 1 Nevertheless it. is
written, it is a cry from the hear.. Let
it stand. Thank God, neither power and
malice can confiscate and sell for coin to
knaves the happy or the sad- momentoos
of the past."
SURATT 1I4' WASUINOTON.-A des
patch from Washington says:
John H. Surratt was brought on
shore late this afternoon, at the Wash
ington Navy Yard, and delivered by
Commander W. W. Jeffries, of the
steamer Swatara, to Admiral Radford
and by the Admiral transferred to Mar
shal Gooding, who held a bench war
rant, issued by Judge Fisher, of the
Criminal Court, commanding him to
"t-ake John H Snrratt, late of Washing.
ton County, if he shall be found within
the County of Washington, and him
safely keep, and have hits body before
the Criminal Conrt of the District of
Columbia, at the city of Washington,
immediately, to answer unto the United
States of and concerning a certain felo.
ny by him committed, as it is prescnted
and so forth."
Snrratt was dressed in the uniform of
the Papal Zouaves. Stepping on the
wharf, lie bowed respectfully to the~
Admiralh, and dcported himself wvitbh
dignity and firmness The prisoner,
wvith his custodians, formed a party
larIge enough to-occupy thireecarniagcr.
Evory arrangement was made for se
curity and qiuiet, though a large Coin
course of spectators gat hered at the jail
to see Surratt upon his arrival.
-The prisoner was transferred to
W~arden Brown, and was then locked
up in one of the thmreQ iron-clad cells of
the jil, which are considered perfectl:
secure, and left for the night. No on~e
will be allowved to see him except his
counsel and the officers of' the prison
Surratt is appareitly .in exccellent
health, and spealcs but vcry. little to
any one. H is Zouaveunifoim~i was very
much worn and faded.
A t the time of the landing, the Swa
tara lay in the stream, about fity yards
from the wharves of the Navy Yard.,
and up to noon to-day no communic'a
tion whatever has been had with her or
from her, except that .Commander Jef
fries, last evening, reported to Admiral
HRadford a short time after her arrival,
and left his despatchies for thme Navy Do
partmeunt. Tihe mail. this morning, was
taken on hoitrd, by a rope from t11c
boat. S3urratt, wha'o on bom d theosteari
o, was confined below decks, i t:-ongly
GOnOROR WAsUINGTON-- l1'E~.
It lpasses all human iimder-standing ta
conceive how the North can still clinif
to Washington's birthday. It should
be abolished. Hlaving nuillifled every
brinci ple of the man, his natal day
hould, in common fairness, be stricken
from'tihe calendar. . As a Rebel, ho i
beyond the p ale of' loyalty ; as aii exalt.
ed person wvho protested with pen and
sword against despotism of every kind
and especially the despotism which our
Northern brethren force upon the South,
making Great Britain n saint of frreedom
in comparison--as sneh a person, lie
genserves EX-comiunication and abhor
.On tius lrty,- when the teschings of
Washiington. has~boen apurned ; his glo
fious exampl'e dented, and -hd Republic
hie fbiunded destroyed, we have the pan..
tomlma of stars and stripes, the patriot
Icairs, tle liarewel Addressythe nation.
asl salutes, the fias'h parades, thes fire
oraekers, and all other tokens of' remem
Arise,, George Washington I and
come to jndgment.
Of GOmar It is recorded "Tie er:
-usly elqin." The Nerth hase furnhehed
Washingeon'8 epitaph : "ie was a Great
AN INGENIOUS MAcHINE.-Au ingo
nious mecihatio of San Francisco,
California, has recently invented a
imacimlie for laying railroad tracks,
which must work a rovolution in tlht
character of labor, as it oun lay the
ties and iron, and complete as it goes,
a distance of two and a. half miles per
day, with the iaid of twenty men only.
The modol is now onl privato oxhibi
tion here, and ha1s been examined by
the inost experienced railroad men in
the country, and pronounced perfect
ly practienblo and simple. The road
must first be graded, of course. Tile
balance of the work is admirably per
formed by the machine, and the only
work to be o4ne behilld is the filling
in or (clioring the ties. It is alleg
ed that ex-O overlo' Sandford as>
amllined it, and prolloullehd it perect
ly feasible antd priacticaible, anid lie is
considored high authority, lin in,g iid
great experience in that iino of busi
The maclhino will cost about $25,
00, complete. It not only lays the
ties with mechanical proision, but
cuts the grooves for the rails and lays
thll, drives the spikes, and completes
in the most inut(I particular, the en
tire work. It carries its load of ties
and rails, and occupies a space equal
to about two platform caurs. Several
of the Illost enterprising ca pitll ist:s
havo taken the enterpriso in hand,
and a machino for practical work is
DEATI o0- SHIMANT TiAV.--The
Galveston Civilian, of the 6th, hkas the
Wo cro indebted to a particular
friolld of this well known and falithfil
old dog, fol the paitienlars of his death
ad burial. After a long and eventful
life, both in and out of' army, hie depait-.
ed t.hose mnndane shores" oi t ie 4 thday
of February 1867. In conseIquenc of
the late order, prolibiting public demon.
stratiois, the personal frienids of the
deceased met privaltly at the Planters
Ihonse yesterdaiy, no. 1 o'clock p. iml.,
interred him with military honors, by
fring a Sahilte of one hunldred Chinese
fire-crackers over his grave. It is well
kinown in this comnaniunilv who "Old
Tray" was ; but for tile info.nation of
our distant readers, aid those agj'ininted
with tile circulmstances, we woit1l state
that hie was an a ttacho of Co. B. Cook's
Artillery, and served lionorably aldl
faithfully in tile "Lost Cause." ie is
now gone to that'bourne from which no
traveler Pro returns. In plain English,
we say, "Peace to his Ashes."
Tex FKNIANS RiSIN.-The Newy
York Tines, of Tuesday, has the fol
lowing cable despatch, dated London
evenimg of the 18th
The cause of the Fenian outbreak in
the South of Ireland is yet. buried in ob.
sou1rity, tholgh the telegraph lines
which rin through tie disafTected dis.
trict are again workmg and commiuica.
tion has been restored. S me say that
it was cause'd by the arrest of tile
American officer, Ca1pt. Moriarity;
whil otlers say that 1.i1s prompt. arrest
prevenlted a general risitng of the
The British Government had news
of the affair early on tle 1 2th instliat.
An upper servant in the holuseolobl of
tile Earl of Keninore hid receive two
anonym'rous nlotes statinig thiat a rising
wvas planned in KillarnenCV andt that t he~
leader wold reachl Killariny from Cah.e
irciveen that night. Constales were
immediately sent to inltercept iml. 'They
mlet a wagon, on which thev fondi
dy, and upon searchinig is pesn found
letters conhfiming the assertionls in the
Th'Ie F"enian plan1 was t~o at tack Kil
lariney, captulro the plae, and then
maireh to Cork. lut, the imniiediaito
despatchl of troops from Cork toa Kililar
nley by Genl les, anld the celerity of
Col.. I [obsford's miovemernts, defe'atedl
the whole pilot, and caused the insulrgenlt
band to disperse.
COTTON OPrilA TIONs.-A iss Chiar..
lotte Ilough has brought suit agpinlst
a Boston firm for~ money du1e1 her from
cotton speeulations during tile war.
Shlo claims thlat sho was employed by
themll during thle rebellion to buy cot
ton in tile Southlern States, and to mla
nipulate late GIoverlnent emp jloyees,
so as to seure its passage in safety
thlrough the-- military lines. ene'
oral Butler is one of the council for
1,110 lady, and she states that the firm
in qulestion mlade $100,000 by these
speculations through her agcey,and~
now refuse to "divide." Thoro is an
oxcelleut chance here for'sonic of tile
ninerous Conlgression al lnvestigatinlg
commiittees poralfnbu~lating tile coun
try to extond tlieir journey to the
town of Boston.
IR8SUR OF ITIoN8 'TO Ti(E DKSTT
TU-rE -Capt. SaneI Pla1ce, U. S. A.,
begapi the issue of raitionis to the dlesti
tute of t~his Distict, Oil Monday, II th
inist. During Lto six (liys rlucceeding
thait date, alid enzding -Saturday last, hie
iationed fourteen witel males, 106
whiite fomalos andmlahodren, t went.y six
colored males and 1 55 colored f'emales
and children. maiking 301 persons issued
to. To thlese, in) the aggregate. (tho
-ration's for tenl days,) 1.515 pouinds of
pork, 1,200 pounds of corn meal and
twenty bushels8 df corn ew.ro issn.;
Ca pt.. Place hmas now made regnlisii
ion for j~ckets, pants, frock anid over
coats, brogans, blankots at~d dross and
tunderskirt., fot. irsite, sparingly to the
A communication sont to the Sen.
ate Situt-day by the Seretary of W~ar,
gives details of tihe enor'mous cost of
sup plies dlellverod to troops. in the
Rtocky Mountain region. Hlay cost~s
$60 to $100 a ton, and corn 8) cents
ajana a poid-.4.3c bue..i.
ItalnaLoN IN ItaonbnosN.-The nerves of
(he "Loyal North" have boon terribly sha
ken by an atrocious outbreak of rebellion in
the city of Richmond. General Granger,
who was, unfortunately, absent from the
post of honor andl danger, was promptly
telegraphed, and returned as rapidly at
steatn could bring him, to sec to the safety
of his command. Unfortunatoly for him
future glory, however, the battle had boon
fought and lhe victory won beforo he ap.
pearead on the field. The whole rebel army
had been captured, with Its battle flags,
arms, munitions and baggage train. The
country breathes freely agidn. 0oneral
ramiger, loubtless, issued congratulitory
orders to his command, and the faithful,
gallanit and chivalrous "forlor hope," wihc
led the final and decisive charge. will, tic
deubt. be brovettod for their distinguished
OMI ia' di:,patcle furnish us with au.
them i rut trns of the rwisoners, &c., cap
lured. They 'oot up as follows:
On- little buy, (wiito,) aged filly nine
One lttle hoy (colored,) aged fully eight
anal a half y cat s.
Ono rebel war Ilag of blue silk slashedi
wht h pik.
Stall to saen, iado of a poach troe
One woorlcn musket, borne by the contra.
band inftil Iy.
One I in saibre, worn by tile cavalry hert
of nine years.
Onae tobacco -stick charger, ridden by the
The General conimming ha's forwarded
those trophies, by special ourier to Wash
ington, to be deposted i t le Capitol. Thc
prisoners. laftr taking the amtnesty onth,
lave been pa roled, and Coigress has ap
pointed Messr.s. Elliott and Shollabarger, a
special committee to visit Richmond, invos.
ligate the facts connected with the rebellion
and tfram-Ca bill for the restoration of civil
government in the Territory of Virginia.
Tho Washi tip'ton papers received last
night itirot m uw tha t. lIto Tuosdlay night
Sttrratt wan received fron the isteamor and
delivered into the cusltody of Marsial Good
ing. by whom he was conveyed to the coui
ty jaiil and placed in a cell fitted up for his
acommodati-m. Quito a large nunher of
'orsons were present, all onger to catch a
glitopse ol' the prisoner. The presncee of
t wo tidian chiefs in full war dress, and
hearing t heir glilotning toaiiahtwk atitraced
no little at tention, and onae excitable i ndi
vidt: start e.l the rather improbable story
that they had been seut thereby lhde War
Departmenl, so that immediaioly upon land
ing of Surlratt. he might be tomiahawked
an scalped in the tmo'st. npproved Indiam
style, 1anud thus all tohe expenses of the trial
Oin Iaiding SurratI was asked by Marshal
Gooiliiig, "Is your nme Johnt ii. Surratt ?
to which he replied in the allifimiative. Thc
Mlarshal read to the prisoner the bench
warran. for his arrest,while (lie hlutndreds
of speclators present, inanay of whom were
ladies, were colaoly seruitnizinag the coun
tenaice atid dress of Lite prisoner. The
appe.atrance of' Surrai(t, so far its his dress
was conterned, was sernpuloimly neat, and
even attractive. While standing on the
wharf lie was exposed to the full view of
tlie assenbled crowd. SurrAtt is a man
about five fCet seven or eight ilaches inl
height. rathicr spare built, thin and regular
features, wi liight hair, mouetnolto and
goaiteo. lie was dressed in a full Zouave
ulniform of blueish gray cloth, trimed with
red braid, a d.ark red Zouave skull cap,
with a blte tasse'l, a crimson sash around
his waist. and white leggings, lie appear
od somewhat iepressed at first, seldom rais
inglhikeyes except to cast a senrching glaneoc
upon those upon lie wharf, as though try
Ing to dutcet a familiir face.
Fsit.% taI itisi'x.-The Now York Hra&
of Frida'iy. has tiho following sl)ecial despatelh
daled 1ibhiblin, 1111 itistant:
Important news has seon received in this
city from the South of Ireland, to (te eiec
that the I- enntis made a rising," this
morning at. K ilhtwney, in I tc coutiy of Ker
iey, and tmarcierl towarls' Keunm.tre.
Uitsh troops, with a force of ai'tiller'y,
ni'e int pursu5it of thle enemy.
Kei'ry is a mar'itimo C'onty in (lie R9outh.
west of I i'elanid, with t hte estuat'y of the
Shtannon River' as its Northerni boundary,
the Altantic Oceant on its Western edge, and
(lie Coauid ies Limnerick and Coi'k forming Its
Southei'n andI Easter'n boumndar'y. Its popu.
lationa is nhlout 200,000 persons, a large
pr'oportion of' whom spealk oinly the Ir iishi
tongne. Th'le region is extremoely wild,
ruigged and mioutamiinous.
Thlue t own ot'K illn rney, wh ere (lhe "rtising,"
is saiid to have taiken plnce is situiated necar
the cetrt'of the Coutnty Korr'uy, on the
fitnons lake of the samoe name. -t Ithas a
populaltion of some (,000 or 7,000.
l~itnate is ianotherca town int d Count~y
Kerry, situated oh (lie high i'oad from Corkh
to Unahiiruiveent, near' to (lie residence of the
late D~aniel O'Conell. It, lies in a very
isolated distrmict at. the htead of Kenmuare
liny, annd hams a ceni'iietnt harbor and pier.
it is appi'nehiable from thme ocean by vessels
of' havy bauden.
Wh'lile Shermian wvas on his ''granul marich
thr'ough Winnmsbor'o, S. C., one of Is pious
ellicers stole a silver conunion ser'vice
from thue Presblyterianm church of that place.
TJhe name of the church, anid the donor, n
ladly niow dead, who engraved dtpon the
pitehc'. The loyal tief brontghat tis eloy
gain, service North. and precsented it toa
loyal charistian church, whloso membheri
nlow partake of the commiunion fr'omth
stolen articles. Thae llev. Dir. Adger re
cotly wrote to a clergyman of (lie North.
"A certain congriegaitioni of your body now
has that silvcr conmmunion sot,.whiceh'Capt.
F present a I t o them, and are noit
usinig It for their cotmtunion purposes with'
thiose names of Sciotin'hu and Its dying
sister stairing them in the fadeo as they oal
tihe brn' a-l anda drink the wine wiIor se
forth thec body and bloodi of our commori
Macter'." Wonder if these loyal and piout
partakaors from stolen properly over think a1
these words of Christ: "it. has been writ,
ten that mty hotuse shall be called (lie hiousa
of prayer, but-yo have made .It a den o:
LETT'rrst PnoM LA UlA K s syt .--.angabalin
Written a letter contradIcting a statomont it
r'eferenice to- Wilkes hluoth, whichl recentIh
appeared intime papers. In justice to -(Ii
lady we dolpy ai etraat.:
"lie called (lie attontion of (1ie Qonora
to thme fact that noe pr'otf baa ever bech mada
hdnitfying IloAth with (lhe tanraer, exoepi
(lae testimonouy of Lanra Koenme, ihe actress,
who was a personal enemy of Booth."
Edlitor of the Tribune
San m Time above ext ract, from yourpapem
of Fet-'ruary 7th, together withI tihe cosmmnum
ieation of "Antiarop,"' ini this morning'z
Issue, force me to the unplensant necessity
of repliting t o both nnfoatn led sinndters..
I could niot be (he oftwmy of Johnt Wilkem
Blooth,as I never met. hnm or saw hait int sa
life. I nover' was called upon by , the au.
(hioritios to ideutify "Doeth,''. neer' gait
testimony against him, de any poison Whost
name was conneoted wIth the assassiniitton,
Dr. IHawley, (lho meudlosh examreiOer at th<n
Anhbu'n (t'4. Y.)-Stat~b prisons Jias,, after
o'.rolful examination of* indsley, th'e obildI
whipper, prontomnod hin of uns jmng mind,
in consequonoe ot a spinal'i disenust of many
years standing. The effect of this decisiota
was to eause the prisoner to be .placed at
an avoationi that will ngt be Iaborlo...
B"y and By."
There's . music enough, in these
words for the burden of a song.
There's hoe) wrappod up in them, an
articulate boat of the human heart.
By and by. We hoard it as long
ago as we on remember, when we
made a brief but perilous journey
from chair to table, and from table to
chair again. We heard it the other
day whon two parted that had ben
"loving in their lives," one to Califor
nia and the other to her lonely home.
Everybody says it somchow or oth.
or. The little boy whispers it when
ho udronis of exclnging the little
stubbed boots like a man.
The man mrmurs it, when iii life's
'iniddle watch, when I o scos his plans
half flinshed, and his hopes yet in the
bud, waving the cold late spring.
The ulk. man says it, when he hilks
of changing the mortal for tho imnor
tal, to-day for to-morrow.
The weary watch for the morning,
and while away the dark with "by
nild I y."1
Sometimes it sounids like a song
sOmietimes(1; there i. a sigh of a Sob in
it. What wouldn't the w--.Id give to
find it in alinack, set dowl Some
whero, no mattor if in the dead of 1e
comber, to know that it would surely
coi ! But fairy-like as it is, flit
ting like a simbeam over the dowy
shadow of years, nbod y caln siaro it,
and we look upon the ui:uy times
those words have beguiled us, the
memory of the silvery "by aid by, is
like the sunriso of essian, pleasant
but mournful to the soul.-Kewbrn
Journll /' Commerce.
WVSDOM AND WIv.-A represelita
tive, in his maiden sp(eih on the floor
of Congress, in reply to an opponent,
by his telling hits and witty specelce
and puns, kept the house in a roar of
laughter for iearly hialf an hour, clos
ing amid quito a demoniistration of ap
p robatioln, and as ie thou;.;ht, with
great success. What was hh; aston
ishminieit, after having received the
congratulationis of soveral friends [it
the close of the day's proceedins, to
be greeted by Mr. Benton, who taking
him asido,said :
"Sir, I have hcard your speeh.
I have boenu hro many years. This
is your first session. Will you por
mit me to give you a bit of advice ?"
''Certaihnly,sir," was the roply. "1
shall foel hoiiored by your courtesy."1
" Well, sir, said Mr. Bienton, "your
speech was execed'ngly brilliant ; it
sparkled with wit ; it was funny ;
they laughed heartily at it ; but nov
or do such a thing here again if you
wish to advance as a statosman and
"What I" said the astonished debu
tant, "never make a speech ?"
"No, sir, not that ; but don't mako
peoplo laugh," replied Benton.
Not make people laugh, Mr. 3cnton!
Why it requires some genius to make
a witty speech.
"True sir ; but the public has a poor
approoint,ion of genius. You miust
gain a reputation for wisdom, niot wit.
You can gain a reputation for wisdom
in Cqngr3ss by not speaking a singlo
word during the session ?11
"A reputation for wisdom ?"
"Certainly. Sit still and look wise.
Mankind is prone to reference the sol
cmni ass !"
Josn Thrimxs' Essa ONTO SwsNE.-IHogs
generally arc quadri ped.
Th~e extremie length or thoir antiquity
has never hooni fully discovered ; they exist
od a long lime before the flood, and hovr
existed a long ime since.
There iz a grate deal ov internal revenew
- a iiog ; there ain't. miuch more waste in
them than thare lz In an bystor.
Evenu their tails can be wvorked up into
Ilog are good quiet, beordors ; they aiwus
eat, what, is set before them, and don't, ask
cny foolishi questions.
They never hev einny lissenze but the
meazles, and they never hev tha~t but once ;
01nCe Seems to satisfy thienm.
Thiaro is a greate meniny breeds amongst.
Some are a close corporation breed, and
somio'are bilt moere apart, like a hemlock
They use to her a breed In England, a
few years ago, which they called the stiped
heg breed; this breed was in high repte
among. the lanloerds, almost every taveirn
keeper hand one, which lie used tow sho0w
tow travelers and brag e- him.
Some are full in the face, like a lown
clock, and some are as long and leath as a
cow-catcher, with'a stcah picted noze on
They kan awl rate well ; a hog that kant
rule 'aell has been made in vain.
TJhy are a short-lived animal, amid gene
rally ie ns soon as they gir.fatt.
Thio hog can be larnt, a grate mnnay omin
ning thiungs, stich as liisting the front gafe
off from Its hIngos, tipping ever the swill
barreoll, and finding aIhalo i the fence tow
gIt. into a corn flichl ; it ia awful hard work
for thomn tew iliud the same hole tow git out
at., espeshally ifyn are at a'l anxious they
hlogs are very contrary, andl sclom drive
well thle same way yu arie going ; they drive
most rhe oilier way. tisi hnz 'neven bin
fully explaIned, but speaks volumecs for the
A VE.TO CERTAIN --The Preidont's
organ-speaks onut. Hear' it :
"All (,his 'whereas' is ]Runcomibo,
and the only tendency of it is to iri
tate. It is hanguage that Andrew
IJohipson can never sign with honor
and dignity to himself. Impoach
ment would be preforable, aind in the
end-far mnore proiltablo to him."
Thus it speaks of the preamble de
aming the Mate -governments illegal.
JUsT So.-An editor speaking of
the complaints of his readers that he
don't publish all the looal ftems they
desire to see, justly obsoesc, that It
is often their fahlt in noet sending in
the facts, Hle says he . don't like to
piublish a birth after the child Is
weaned, a marriage'after the honoy..
moon is over, or th i death of a man
after his widow Is marrIed,
The Amerloan. Institute has decided
tohold a world's fair at Now York In
1878, beginning on the 4th of July,
the cotnilof the signing of the
Declaration of Inednaa .
Gossip .with contributorm.
No notice will be took-fron this
date horoafterwards--o letters that
hain't got a postage st amp onto thoim.
Don't writo only 0) one side of
manuskripit, don't write much onto
Don't send a manusoript, unles you
can read it your;elf after itgots dry.
W e pay all the way l) h ill, fromi
tcn cents to one dollar for contribu
shunms, ackording tow heft.
Aul sottlonit mado prompt at the
end of the next ensuing year.
Poetry and prose pieces respootive
The highest market price paid for
awful raloroad isaes and elopinents
with aimotheri maln's w ife.
No swearing allowed inl our paper.
laane.-Y uro article oi "frogs"' iz
It made m11e lafflike lightning.
Yuro ideo "thait frogs might be in
creased by propega tiol" is l'a lly.
Yuro ideo '"that frogs waa dis;k iv
crod by Christopher Columbus inl the
year 1192,'' hind lip )jd mi imemorv.
you also say "h(fat froges grow more
bobtailed as they grow olde.'' Thi
iz too cussed good to be entirely lIst.
Noah.--We vcry lunnbly declinio
your c:may oi (he flood.
Yure remarks migh t po.:4<bly lead
on mliore m11n11 to think az ypmfl do, and
we don't want our collumli helil re
ponsible for increasing the number of
The world has already got more
phlols than thar iz any need of.
Thare ain't no doubt inl ii mind
but that file flood was'3 a perfect siuc
Cesl, anld I lave thoilght thit another
Jlist v1uch1 an1 one would pay well now inl
>:ilo soktiolis ov the coll ry.
P'ROFIT IN licE-K5EEPIN.-As a
proof tIhat bec-koplling, a; a bu1ine ,
pIyS as Well 1.s or better than aniy
hranh of horticulture, I would state
that 1 now%' of0e'i.red for my hoe,
$1500 cash. It is not vet' six veurs
snco I paid $20 for tho~ four siands
with which I commenced the buines.
So this is h (li irelso of mly capial in
livo seasonls, inyiaig iowi ingf of the
bees, honey and wax sold ill (he imean
time, or the pleasure derived from
Now that I have so many hives, I
find the profit increasing- (very year,
without requiring more time and 1la
bor than T bestowed oil a few. So
far from there boing any danger of
over stocking, T find that my bues
have done bettor the two past seasons
than many have done where there
Were but few hives kept in one ple,
and 1 am1) Convinced tOat where they
aromanaged rightly, hundreds of uobt
nics will do well where onec will. To
accomplish this, however, it ill indis
pensable to have them siroi and
vigorous im spring, that they may take
advantage of (he wholo honoy harvest..
- II S. Tjpper, ill Iowa . cultu
REUrNal FoIvs.-Mr. Albert C.
Vose, nnea Manyille, presitucs what
seems to us a reasmiable and profita.
lla Couro inl koopinig fowls. lie h
enclosed an aero an(d a <it r Eof land
with a high fencte ; and in the rH enis
lure hc keeps about a hsadred anud fift y
henis. Ie inf'orms us (1M. tiring
nino1 months olfltha year these fowls
gave a net profit Eof two dudkr Is per!i
day, or say flye huni~dre~ i1 ilars per
yearl. Is; not this kceeping Cow' to
someC purpose5 ? lIn M r. Vese'. enreo.
uro is a ruining. ntream ande fruzit
trees. Tf)ho trees a liord shade,0 whi e
their fruit -Learing is impi-oving by
the fows.-- W oons,,ech (t' tif!.
T uont so-- i.s--,--. s
The' New Yoik Tin104s, of Wetdnmesday
hans tihe followinbg 1mrn 01 ant reve-'lation'
tilA S la t s T.'iu~husiy lastL, the b)1 ill'~
acquire'd great stlrenlgth in tU~l'he[on
by the deechoathmn of Mr. lFarniswortih
thatt Grant favored it.; and the miembuer
wh.o anniounice'd the news was rega rde~d,
fo~r thle lime hei'ig, as5 an orancle to be re
spcted. Owing to th~e imlpolrtatneo of
thle mat tr; Grant Look the earliest op..
portunity t o inflormi a promlineint membliler|
of thle tlouse thatL he hand Ioen 1nusrep.
resqented---thlat hie did not favor (.he0 cree
tioni of a despoiiti 11ithi himself a5 chiel
ed thatL sneh a notlon should be attribn
ted to himi.
DECLINED.-Wo learn thant F is ][Ion..
or Mr. JusitiCo Inglis, has declined gov
accept thme Proftssorship teindered him
by the 'Board of Trustees of the Ulni
versity. Upon an ex~fination of the
queistioni,.h has coniclutded that there
is a const itutional obstacle in the way
(If holding a P~rofessorship) andi Judge
ship. We deeply regret this decision.
Te reputantioni of Judge Inglis as a
jur'ist would haivo very- soon1 establish
ad a high reputntion for the Law
Suhiool of the South Carolina Univer
We learni that Dr. Obisbolmlhas also
dolnod the P'rofessorshiip of the
School of Medicine, tendeuo.1 to himt
by then Board of TArustees at (lho same
A~ vn n r . toF D n~ . I
Jna'to.---Dr. Jaimes Ihmntcr. of FEair
fiux Clout, dlied on the 9th inst., aged
saxt-y-l wo years. Dr. Ihunter was ar
rested by the Federala on the chiargea
of harboring COl. Mosby--Whih was
Irue---sent tothe slave pen in Alexan
dria, aind subeennently to Fort Warren.
It was during this irtisonmlent that
his health was tmnderminedl. Mosbiy
once stopped at the well of Dr. Huanter
wvashed his hands, and .had a napin
sont out to .wipe them. Thi was the
offence that mefrited an impishonment
jwhich slowly but surely worked lisa
NATIONAL CEMETARIt.-A Wash
ington correspondent of the Rocthes
tor Democrat furnishtes the followhtig
inform ation, from ofliuial s~ources:
There are in tho cmmniud of (I on
oral Thoms the followitug National
At Natchez., one cf isix acres, con.
tain iiing 2,500 doad.
Vieksburg, one of twenty -five acres,
coitaining about 1 5,000.
Momphis, twenty-five acres, about
12,000 gravte. The dead from Cgy.
Itul.mq, Ky., to Ifelena, Ark., alongL
the Mispippi, re pathered here.
From .1felena to Grand Gulf they are
interred at Vicksburg.
Coriuth h.a,% one of twenty lcres, con
tain ing i6,00 gr'aves.
Pi 1'.1urg Landing, twelvc aore. and
4,000 giraves. This coItnims t-h duad
I rom up aol down the Tennessee riv
er. Fort Douel.onm, twienty aires and
3,500 graves, containing the dead of
that field and all along the Cumber.
land below Nashville. Nialhville,
sixty-two acros, 18,000 graves. This
cont tains tho hodics from many, hospi
tals and a wide region ofcountry.
Stone River, sixteen acres and 5,
000 !ravos. Chattanooga, seventy
five aores and iearly 12,00(1 graves.
Knoxville, four acres and 8,000
Marietta, Ga., twenty-five acres and
10,000 graves. * Andersonville, about
15,000 grven. Millen, 1,000 graves.
Cumberland (hip, Ky., 350 graves;
Loudon 100 ; Mill S )rings, over 500
Perryville, 1,200 ; Camp Nelson, 1,.
500 ; Lebanon, 750.
Tin the city meteries thoro are
collectel at Covington, Ky., 000
dead : LexingSto), 1.0001 ; R.icimond
500 ; 'ihmville, 4100. .\t Columlbiat",
Tinnies , W there ire 1,200 g.avos.
At Montgomery, Ala., about 500
gravcs ; in Mobile, 1,000.
DE:ATH OF BRAND S sMT DAIUoi
.rmn. -A someowhat remarkable Iidian
blly died the other dy al, a place along
the lake shore clld Wellingto iaro,
a (ew mih-s from Hanikon. This per..
Sonage was Ms. (atheiet i John, the
last mirviving daiuighter of Jguo.lh
IhantI, h lihin linn chief wh6 fiomlt so
brave Iy av tie Lime of tho Americnm
llevoit ion, and coni inned fithifil to tho
ritish Crownt, refsel t( talco part vil h
the revohutionistp, nnad ibially u;el-l1vd in
the Valley of the Mohawk, near lirant
f -rd. Mra. John w-i' truily in estimable
Woman, nMtd had won the esteemf *of Al
wh'Iio knew her. She could tell mlny
remarkable stories of the early settle.
ment of tie country, and was very gon.
rallyV known I htroughout the section in
which she0 lived. IIer rennmnq were
conveyed to Mohawk, and iterred with
mill I ceremn my alongs.id, he grave of
h-r father, in the fir.a churelhard that
neer was enclosed in Upper Catia.
Tuir. T FURE 01.F 'ru. COUNTui.
During the debate liln the villiamsma
Reconlstruetiol Ji'll, Mr. Raintiks, of
M3Iianh11usetts, after opposing that
mensiOure on var'iousl grounada, sid "it
VaS itiaposi.le that the (ovellinlit
should go on for three years longer,or
two amnd a alf years, or two y41arm,
wi:lwnt !'pIroach ing the vergce of ruin.
I.usmoes was suspendedl unow. Tihe
pepl ere oJppress5ed with taxes.
EnhoIrers were thrown cut of emloly
meont. IEverythiingt was unsiettlod.
Tew icte. man culd not look to tho
liiIKure vithout aplpre*he~nsionm, if' not
wi tiut fear:. Theli future wa~s full of
dl ang'', a n d ri the(r (Init faceg' that dan
.or for I wo aind a hlf or three years
Ioager the repreentatives of thli pea
p8le v;uld be chliged to conisider thie
ogndit.ion of the country and whaut
e >nrse of rcondut w as necessary for
the safety of the Governmnent aund the
inlterenats of the peCople.'8
Tin,: M.arv-I~cr'iE- oF MaIoi..1
one( Lh'nsg at lena5, lihe Amnoncamns have
outst.nippedl the ro4 of theo world, andm
t.ht ur l5a manuf wvt.1re of pnpe m i' lonev.
it "rtis' a i n mhnical sill which
is lavusheud up~n1 our bak no0t0s exo9g .
t'iat ofaniy othor 'country on the faco of
t.'i globe-h]e banuk notes of Enighe d
a -o rude in comparrison'. Strange, as it
mn y seenm, the flinest and best ste'el enj
gravmg ia done im thbe city of Newv York
a'id fo.rs1 O:imen'1s ex~hibited the .Ami ii
canl l3fank NJotcecom~pany took thu fir (o
.Gondon A a reward for their :1
nn ph of' -'km andi art, it many abnosma I o
soid with trmth that the cit y o." New
York, iihrough thmis one -salsmn
funrnishes tlhe whole world with her a'
note. Greece, Italy, Russia, andt '
and the11 South A inoria republics, too
lnmerons to metnt ion, with Mexico aund
the Ujnitedl States send their orders to
this estabi.hmemnt, rec.8iving ia return
money which commnands it-elf foi- ; a
e3xceeding beaamvy. Tlhe .'alian ord.er
for nmoney, next to that of tie Uniitd
States, is the largest e. ever exceinted.
Somne idea of its rizo hnay be formedl
. ism giarr-d that "no hundred aind t .;en'y
thousand ?Iboots, conItaliingm twentyge -
notes each, are sentt off each week.
STAMPs.--Tho following latter ox.
plauns itself :
OF FIe E INTERNA I, E.VENUE
WVashington, Jan. 10, 1867.
Bra: I reply to your letter of the
14th imst., that qit olain (heed, when~
0ve as release of a mortgage by
Stoe mortgagee to the inortgager, is fhot
liable to stamp duty, as a oonvoyanog~
but,, if it oontains covenants, may be
subject as an agreement or eontraeb.
It is only upon convoyance of roalty
sold that a stamp duty is imposoe'
In the ease stated by you there Is no
sale, but a inrofaamig of the le at
record title im e~ same party
holds dio equkertle 0b0,
nop at nmm 4