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TO MY MOTHER-*
IY- RaEV. EVFN It. rTArrA.
I kntow fibon nrl Wef in) fihe mansion ofpence
Thy gracious liedeenlier. hals given ;
Since 1ihou lire neceptll inl henvanl ?
T(ou hast left us, aid gono to thy dhelling
hero sorrowand grief enn not con;
Thon hnsi soighI and obtained it bright m1ian.
Hion of love,
Anl angels have welcomed (lice home.
Thou art gone to that. land where they need
not tile sun
To banish tile shades of tile nighi
Whero God, thiall-seeing, oniiipotenit one1,
Is (lie lire, and tile hei , and thle light.
''And there is no uight, thoro," for darkness
and gloomi .
Can not etler that far-away sphere,
Whore dayhenm tos celestial forever illume,
And summer encircles the year.
I never beheld I lce, dear Mother, (heso eyes
llaving barely been oped (o the light,
Ere thou llst in foindiess looked up to (le
sk i es,
And (hy spirit had taken its flight:
Yet, ol ! I believe thou didst, gjue upon mie
With a fondnuecs that could not, bo told,
.lAre hieivetn hnil opeaned ifts portals to thee,
Or thy forni had grown lifele3s and cold.
I love thee, dear Mother; and well do I
I shall freely partake of I hy love,
When, no longer a pilgrim and stranger bel
I shall go to be with (hoc above.
Grown weary of life, of its cares and 'ts
1y frather has gone to abide
Wifh (hee, in that land where no blast ever
And is sleeping in peaco at thy side.
And some of ity offspring, in life's early
Were doomed like the flowers to fade;
And now they lie, wrapt in a slutmbcr lor
Near tho spot where Ilty ashes are lail
Anti 1, too, ant coming to join lice at Iast,
(All mly nin and mly follies forgiven,)
When lire with its Cares ait its sll-rings is
And will view thee the first timo in heav,
In an ancient shaft of Falut,
Year 1-y year a body lay,
(oi-preserved, as though a (reasuro,
Kept. unto a waking day.
Not the turmoil, not the passio-.s,
Of the busy world o'er head,
Sounds or war. or peace rejoicinigs,
Could disturb the placid dead.
Once a youtfliul miner whist.ling,
lloweil the ehamber, now his tomb,
Crash I lho rooky fragments imbled,
Closed him in ahyssmnal gloom.
Sixty years passed by, ere miners
''oil iig, hundred fathoins deep,
Broke upon the shaft where rested
That poor miner in his sleep.
As the g9ld-grains liO uintarnished
Inl tlao dingy noil ia nailtil,
Till they gleam and flicker, stainless,
in the digger's sifting hand.
As the gem in virgin brillianco
ltosts, fill ushered into day;
So uninjured, uncorrupfed,
Fresh and fair the body lay.
And (lie miners bore it upward,
Laid it in (lie yellow sun ;
Up from out the neighboring houses,
Fast the curious peasants run.
"Who is lie?" with eyes they question
"Who is he ?" they asked alorid ?
liush I a wizened hag comes htobbing,
Panting, through the wandering crowd.
0! (lie cry-hatnlf joy, half sorrow
As she flings her at, his slide;
Mohin I (he sweet heart, of my childhood,
hice am I, am I, flhy bride.
"imosa on thee has left no traces,
Peath from woar hans shaiehled theo
I am aged, wvorn anid watsfe'h
O f what life has done to nme ?"
Then his smooth, tunfurrowod forehead
*lKissed that anocent withered crono
Anil te deth whlich lad divided
Now united them in one.
Maximilian's Life in- Mexico,
AN INTiERIIsTiNG' SKIC:Tei.
A writer in tire Paris FigarO, M. di'
Auvergene, who appears to have known
the Emperor Maximilian in Mexico,
conitributesi to that journal a fewv par
ticulars respecting him. M. d'Auver
gente says : "Everybrody wvill rememn
her tire portraits of this fair German,
with bhte eyes, light colored wvhiskors,
and hair partedl ini tho mniddlo of tire
forehead right down to the neck. Not
only lis photograph, but isi bust by
Dar:ton, rcsenmbles him exceeding
"Desbaurrollos was struck w ith the
elegan:'o andi delheney of ihis handse, with
his long and tapering fingers. Hek read1
in hinm a taste fotr science, an uniConcerrn
for thei gifts of fortune, a decided tenr
dency for ihusion, a love of power and1
pageantry, and, above all, a prodigious
obstinacy, comin~red, however, wi th an
.irresolutioin wich has unquest inably
hastoned on the destmnies of the Mexican
"Maximilian's taste for science wtas
so strong thant hie was accusedl of shut
hing hiinself upt at C'hapultepec for Ilio
prpose of stulling' birds. Ho huas left,
in farct, behhnd himt somo1 rema rkablle
collections in inaturalI history, wvhichi
weie thre only things thant theo poonr A rch-*
duke throughit of saving and sending to
Enrope at the t ime thu French ar-my
took its dleparture.
"Thre Emrperor rosa regularly at four
o'clock in the miorning, arnd dressing
himself in a hittl gray sit-gray from
- thio gaiters to (ho hat--sat dlown at his
writing table, and only rerigned heis p)on
whien ai9 precisely hlis valet annouinced
to him (liat Ins breakfast was ready.
Alter pairakinig quickly of his frugal
meadlihe rett.rned to his i'nterruptedl
work ; this, with an hour's reading, one
or two audienicese. rdja counsel with
hris miinisters,; sufficed to fill up the
"At thfrolo'cloctkid1!nmperor dined
with his entire suite whe'n (ho court
was at Mexico, anid with a sim.
pheity whichi; was ahnost citiz.enlikeo,
.when hei anid (ho hiimpress were at Char-'
purltcpec. 1ii the hatter caso the'ro were
usuall three or four priests, the .oeop.
tioni o1 whon wasima. l
neror and Empinrss sat side by sid6, and
)ho guests took their seats at. pleasur,
3ach strivimg to be nearest their aInjes
tios, who did thio honors of their table
wghoa aMiabiliy'l a cordiality, and a
gdod humor that cliarinod: e very
"Three domestics only served the din.
nor, at the conolusion" of' which the
guests smokdd without ceremony some
exqtiito segars made at Ifavana expres
ly for the Emiiperor, who himself handed
"The peopli by whom ho , was sm
rounded were a most despicable set,
and(), as I should have muich to rcecomt
to their disadvantage did I tell all 1
know, I will limit myselr to two or
three anecdotes. Exanmple-Thlte En
peror had oin his table a revolver dania.
scened witht gold, th liaidlo of which
was of ivory, and which had disappear
ed one day after at series of audiences at t
which the lowest in rank prosont was a
"The' Empress, too, allowed herself
to be robbed of a couplo of' valimble gold
walches by her own lidies of honour ;
and the Same Colonel Lopez who has
jist ilmmortahIzed hitmwelf at QuIeretar1o
by betraying his chief, volintecred one
day ' the Emperor to steal from his
bureau in less than a couple hours'.time
iny object that iniihit bo pointed out to
him, and this withmout being detected.
As for the bureau itself, Lope*. madIe a
wager to remove it while the Emperor
was out for his daily walk, and to coiv(.y
it to any, other apartment that mnight
be il.Aicated. Lopez was at this time
commandant of t.he imperial chateau,
and Maximilian laughed a good deal at
Sheso pleasatries. Oin know.s now
the exterst to which Lopez has since
"At lexico the. imvtnerial household
was phlae-d on a most' liberul footing.
The guard of Ihe Empeaor, known as
the Palatine Guard, consisted of forts
lalberdiers, clothed inl a splenidid cos.
1ime, and was und1ler the comn ma nd of
Count de lcilhwlle, a fri- ( of M:ixi
milian's almost from his i .fancy.
"The Emperor wore at all Limes the
imilorm of a Mexican general-black
frock coat and goid epaulets and black
trousers ticked into long riding boots
Ile usually wore the Order of the Gold.
en Pleece romid his neck, and latterly
the Ribbon of le Eagle, ni1 order of his
own creation, together with that styled
of Merit. When the ilsti tution of this
order was inder considieratioi the Em.
press Charlotte had a spirited dispute
with the French Emperor, who objcted
to the same color ribbon as that - of tihe
begion of lHonour being adopted.
When the argument hl0 been bronght,
to an end-the discussion, it should 0b
remoenabered, took place through the
medium of a written correspondenco
t1h .l'nijress ginuimmed on a piece of pa
per three leaves of the flower of the
wild poppy, and wroto beneath tLhen
theso words: "I adopt for my order
the tint of this flower, which was crea
ted I imagino, before the Legion of iHon.
onr.' I myself read this sentence quite
recently in a curious collection of Au
tographs of the Empress Charlotte."
How IENRY WAR BE.:CIHERL CAMNI
To wHrTE A Novi..-Nearly a year
ago, Henry Ward lleecLer put Firth
certain views that alienated sonmc who
had1( boon huts warmest frieinds, and griev.
ed imany more. In a few weeks there- I
alter, tho lecture associations put forth
their respective programmes for the alp.
p)roachinig season, when Mr. JDeecher's
name appearedl upon but two .or three
of them, and was soon withdrawn from
"There I yon see fleecher has killed j
himself ; he isn't invited to lecture any
umore," was the sage commient of hun- I
dreds. Yet iiever were mon mero mis-.
taken. The D~octor had more invita
tions to lecture at high prices thani lie
could find timo evenI to decline, and was
thre'alenedl withi an action for damages 1
by~ at least one association which clam
ed to !have some sort of engagement f
with him i. Still, lhe did not aind would
not, lecture, simply because Mr. Robert
Bonnoer said to him, "'Name the aum
that you can make this Winter by rid-.
ing night and day, through alternate<
siiowdrifts and mud, to fulfill lecture
engagements, andi I will double it ifi
you will stay in your own~ comforiable I
study aind devote your sparo hours to 1
writing me a story for the New York I
rIlho bargain wvas struck ; the story
written aind pa id -for ; and that is the
sole amnd snilicient explanation of AMr.
Ucecher's failuro to addres~s fifty to'n
hundred associations last, WVinter. Heo
chose to interest several hundred thou
sandi people at onee, thus to earn money
wvith less fatigue and oxposure.-New
Yo'rk 'I ribunc.
WIA iu' 'mOTriFInD:" Mi:AN.-Com
mmissionier R~ollins ha's recently been
1uesioned as to the effect of the word
''rectified" when branded on distilled
spirits. I Co decided that when the
word is staimped or branded on vessels
contauining distilled spirit s, it does not
mean "tax paid." In faot, it does not
mean aniythiing. Vessels may bo so
stamped1 oi branded by any one withl
impunity. It, is, therofore, surpriingv to
learn tbat fratudsb are beiing' pr~aet ieed
iundehr shelter of the word kretified
and instructions are to be givent ngonits
of thme iternal reveniio to detect -the
perpetrat ore of such frauds.
The Viceroy of Egypt arrived in [Lon. '
d16n oni Satitrday evening, July 0, .and<
Uis Highnoss was received by tIme l24rl I
of Dudley and Mus-urus Bey, the Wmrks <
ish A mbassador, Eo .w@~ nidii pleasi I
0(1 with his receptio:E Two of' the
Quenm's carriages woero sont to convey I
him to Lord Dudley's, at whose mansion
hie is lodged. I'n the~ evening, IHis -
Highnese wvent ot tho opera. On Sun.
day$ bie pid, visite .of' etiqiette to t.be
Prince of WValos, theo Earl of Derby and
Lord Stanley, The Prince of Wales r
restutnd hisa visit.
"A Saf"fOflicer," in the Masonic cob
Imns of the New York Dispatch, fur.
lishes 0he followigg I
"I give tho'rollowiiig incident falling
mdor my own observation, as an in.
Lance where the masonic tie of brother.
iood proved stronger than the fear of
leath, and more lasting than the hatred
f motil Coos. At the second battle
>f Cold larbor the repulse of the
ederals lef t the ground in front of the
'onfedprato works strown with their
leai-uand wounded - these, lying more
han a day under the hot JInly sun, dy
nIg with thirst, beggiing Jpiitously for
idp, but inl vaili, tle federal uIlies were
o close ilhat, none coluld leave the pro
ec>.ion of the breast work without beir;g
ade a target for their bullets. Somo
Irawod themselves to th ditch and
vero horsted over by means of waist
>elts buckled together and let, down to
"At this time, when to cross the
vorkssednic pertain death, two men
amo to headqutiarters, and asked per
iission to brimg in a -wounded federal
ying in their framt. They were refer
ed to the order prohibiting such oxpo
uIre, and the danger of the attempt
minted out. They answered that the
niian had shown th 0mflUlsolic s.inal gf
listress, and that as iimasons they felt
>utind to attempt to relieve him at any
ost. Tho General (.It. I'. I oke) could
tot rebuse his consent. and at nightfall
he two went upon the field, and though
Xposed to tihe greatest danger, succeed
d in brnging the man safely of. I Fe
rovel to be a lientenant colonel badly
hot in the head ; ho was carried to a
rivate hospital, carefully atteled by
niasons and eventually recoviered from
us wounids, at. first considered mortal.
ks General Grant sent in- no flag of
race, but coninted his fire upon the
,onifedrato am I ulance corps, his woin
led lay where they fell, nearly all died
vithoumt, help in sight of two armies, hut
Ie masonic signal, feebly raised, had
bunid a response in; hostile breasts, and
dded one nmore to tho many victories
>f love over death."
"Tn ! THE Poon TNmAX."-Wo
iave often wondered why the state of
,he poor Indian's pocket Is so low I
)ut after having road the following
maragraph, we wondered no longor
Tie St. Lavwrence (Kansas) Journal,
if fthe 18th, says Colonel Dole, Coim
iIissionler of Indian Aioirs Iuider
'resident Lincoln, had arrived in
awrlece, and would remain in the
state a col)le of weeks, "to make ar
-angements for the sale of about twen
y thousand acres of Sac and Fox
auids, the greater part of which lie
>wns, and the balance of which lie is
igent for." The samo paper, ironi
ally alluding to the manner in which
[idian agents noeum ulato fortunes,
nys : -An Indian agent's salary is
bont $1500. By being economical
mn the saving of' his salary, lie nmaiages
o retire at the expiration of a four
rear's terni with about $40,000, and
n the ieantino supports his family
II a style that corresponds with the
lignity of an official and representa
ive of the best Government the sun
ver shown upon. * *
k superintendent who undertakes to
ay that an agent shall not iimako
1.0,000 ont of an income of $6(000
* is apt to get him
'elf into trouble, &c.
lLun niun Bnm.uxs.-A young lady
vntes to us~ that she "had Mrs. -
lo her some hiair wioihk and alter she
Lone, it wa so bad she took it to
J[rs. and she made a number one
ob of it, and so she would reckomnend
li her friends to call there for she knows
ow to fit all the young lady's heare
o they can't help biut catch a bough.
All this the young lady desire~s us to
nak, public and furthior:
"To'llihomthat I have got a ..3V dozoni
ioughis since [ have had my hair fixed
vcr and theg come in very nice now
or ice cream and strawmberri.:s these
TIhis young lady will pardoni us, if' we.
corno*n, but we cannot withhold an
xpression of tho bolief that she would
atchi more desirable beaux if sho would
naniifest more concern about ornament
ng thme imside of the head, and less about
ho nppearance of thmo outside. Sonst.
le nion are "caught'" with brains ,not
\VICTOR II~ IN PAnIS.- The
lI:orningj Post corresp~ondlent wvritos:
'Theo news, tho'ngh -scarcely erodi
>le, that Victor Hungo 'is in Paris,
corms to be truo. Hie arrived at
Tfavro two days ago, in a Southiamp..
on boat, and was-Aeon sitting in front
>f the (Cafo Felix, in the Place Napo..
eon HIT, in comipaiiy with his old1
riend and disciple, M1. Aug. Vac
uorio. : He took a train for lUaris thme
iext morning; TIhie objoet of his visit
s to Witness the success of hnis play,
tfernanni, at the Francals'. There is
o reason, except hii own disinelina
ion,-why. VictorI Hugo should not
avo..comio to'Pai-is long ago, for ho
v'as not excepted from the general
imnestyjhfut cmn- imression, greatly
moeouraged by hims~elf, prevailed thant
lie Jersey exile would niot se foot in
franco so long ~as Napoleon III.
cigneod over it."
A ona -CoNT Jintvlf .tv.\ie hu:m.
ion onrrrenadors, especially buisinets nen,
'gamnst coimnterfeitas of the detn6'inatioi
f $10 on tho' thuji1 gutional btik of
1laihadelphia, Whiich are b6IiM put into
ircuilat ion by sope. 8CQ'undroj. 'Thoy
re pretty well g~ecutd, but will not
iear a closoJxaminiiotn,' na the ,pF I.
ng ie souiethiat -b'ltred'aiiAno4 elhar,
nd4 the noto kiaelfhas& darl'er greasy
ppeara'nco. *Stilh thiey are pronounced
o be a capital countorfieit.
The widowyof. Stongwall Janson his
old Ltm6 huorso '"Suporior" ridden by him
Inrin thn wne, ,
'i'ho printer is the adjutant of th'onght,
and this explains the .mystery of the
wonderful word that can kindle a hopo
as no song cat,; that can warm a hopo
as 110 1101)o can ; that word ."we," with
hand-in- iand warmth im it-for the au
thor and Drinter are on ineere tneihor.
E3ngincora indeed I When the' little
Corsican bombarded Cadiz, at a distanco
of five miles, it was deemed the very
triumph of engineering; but what is that
range to this, whereby thuy bombard the
ages yet to be?
. There at th "caso" he stands and
marshals into lino Ihe forces armed for
truth, Clothed in immortality niid En
gi ish. And what canl be nobler than
equIpment of thought in sterling Sax
oil- Saxon with the ring of Bpear or
shield therem, and that commiistonizng it
when we are doad, to move grandly on tp
" the latest syllable of time." This is to
win a victory from death, for.this has no
dying ill it.
'111W- printer is called a laborer, and
the office lie performs is toil. 0, it is
not work, butt a sublimo rito ho is per
l'orming, when ho thius sights tle en
go tt is to fling a worded forth in
grander curve than misz-ilo o'er before
described; fling it into the bosom of ages
I t-hrows off his coat indeed ; we
int wonder the rather that lie does not
I'imt his shoes from onf his feet, for the
place whercod lie stands is holy grotid.
A little song was ittered somewhere
long ago ; it wandered thro' the twilight
feebler than a star ; it died upon the ear.
But tIe printer takes it imp where it was
lying there in sdence lii~e a wotinded
bird, and lie selids it forth from tho ark
that had preserved it, and it flies on into
the future with time olive brantch of peaco,
and aroiid the world with melody like
tihe dawning of a spring morming.
13. 1. TA'YLOR.
The New '.l'ycnoi of Japan appears
to b, a ituch mIor (O1 nlightened ruler
than his predecessor, and to have a
just contceptioni of the miieanls n0ecessa
ry to assist the growth and prosperity
of his empire. A Yokahoina corres
pondent says of him : "Instead of
cooping himself tip in a castle either
at Yaddo or Kioto, allowing but a fax
vored few to see him, ho circulated
briskly around his empire and took
upon himself the task of governing it.
ie wound u i a war which his predc
cessor had boon carrying on with
Unoisin ; sent an eibassy to Russia to
confer with Alexander upon matters of
niutual interest; sent his brother with
another embassy, as his representative
at tihe Paris Exhibition ; sont a lot of
o6icial comm issioners to Washington,
and finally, to crown all, lie invitod
(he representatives of all the treaty
powers to visit him at Osaca."
CaowNs.-\e hear that one of our
most prominent jewelors has received
orders to mako a imagnificient croywn
for one of the monarchs of the Soith.
The sceptro lie forwarded some timo
since. The gala carriages for State
ceremon ies and the I iverieco( the out.
riders will soon be ordered, as also the
uniforms of the body guards, which his
Majesty intends shall rival in splendor
those with which effete Sovereigns of
the Old World clotiho their attend
ants. We regret to add that with
these insignia of Royal State, a new
and very sharp guillotine has been or
dered, and that from all appcaraiices
it will be much in deimaiid at the
South, wvhere the poor whites are to
be disposed of at the shortest notic.
. Y.- xprss
TVhe following is a short .awalysis of
thme comp'ositiont of the convention:
Whito mnen, 16 ; coloured anid black
min, 49. Of the whites six are Northl
ernimen feeding on government pap, one
is a Southern mani supported by the
same diet, two are Northern men who
have beeni long resident at ihie South,
andl the romaindler are ignorant South
erners. Of thme blacks and coloured, six
to my knowledge arc Northern men
who were never here before the war,
and~ all these six took a prominent part
in the proceedings of the assemibly. In
fact thiese meni, with Deofargo and Wild
cir, seemed to control thme convention.
Some of the white men it is triue nmade
speeches that met with applause, hut it
took the black amid colouirod to carry the
measures.- Cor. Chacrleston Mercury.
TPun INDIJAN WAR.-A diSp~ateli,
dated the 19th, says Oenornal Shermaii
is wvith us, en route to Chicago. The
General found at St. Louis a telegrami
fr'om the Secretary of War announo
ing time unwilligncss of Coingreoss to
authmorize the voluntoer regiments ask
ed 'foir. General Shermnan says lie has
but thrioo regiments in his whole com1
imand, firoim the British possessions to
Texas, not an average of a muan to
0110 thousand square miles, a force ob
viously anid rid icuously inadequate.
le says the more recent. rumoirs of
trouble are wvholly falso or largoly ox
aggerated, tsuual, biut that the sup
ply of buffalo nmeat wvas so scarce, both
in the Ute country and ini the Sioux,
that the Indians must steal or starve.
A LAny ReuAI.--fl-TheO following
singular occurrence took plao a . few
days sinco at Riavenina, Ohio :While
a lady of that place was working in
her flower-garden, near her house, an
owl suddenly darted dlownnd alighit
ed on her head, inserting his claws mnto
her scalp, causing the - blood to flow
froeoy over her person. Thie lady,
of course, being badly frighutoned,
soreamed'at the~ top of hick Voce andl
h r son running to her assistance,
t nd hier-strugglng . to detach the
claws from her hegd, wlic;lieo finally
succeeded In doin~g ,by an effort that'
exhuausted heu' trongth-for she re
mained, after asiahtanco came, for
seine timet in a state :of uinoonseious
nnasbaarn .hn.rcnnenor1 h tewanto1
After the execution General Corona
sent for the Bishop ef Queretaro, and
demanded the two letters wiuch AIaxi
m:lian had giv'en him. The one lo, the
Archduchess Sophia was left untouched,
as she is the mother of the condemned
Emperor, nehn o~ ohgdan
gerous. Tho letter to the .Empress
Carlotta, for grave reasons of Stato that
are quito justifiable, was opened, and a
copy was taken by General Corona's
secretary. It was written in French.
Tiho following is a copy:
My belove'l Carlota-il God permit
that your Iealth get better and you
should read thiese few lines, you will
leari the cruelty with which fate hasu
stricken Ine sinco your departure for
Europe. You took along with you not
only my heart but my good fortune.
So1hyVdid I not give hced to your voice ?
So many untoward events I A is I so
nny sudden blows havo shattered all
my hopes, so that death is but a happy
deliveranco-not anlagony-to me.
I shall die gloriously, liko a soldier, like
a King vanriished, but not, dishononred.
If your suf'erings are toogreat, and God
should call you soon to join ie, I shall
bless his Divine hand which is weigh.
ed so heavily upon us. Adieu! Adieu!
Your poor MAx.
stu-rw;ui ANSwElis.-A pupil of
the Able Sicore, gavo the following
What is gratitude I Gratitudo is
the memory of the heart.
What is hope 1 lIopo0 is tho blos
somn of lappiess,
What is the (differeieo between
hope and desire I Desire is a tree in
leaf, hope is a tree in flowers, and
enjolioyment, is a tree in fruit.
What is eternity ? A day without
yesterday or to-morrow-a day with
What is time? A line that has two
ends-a path that, begins in the cradle
and ends in the grave.
What is Cod I A necessary being,
the sun of eternity-the machliin ist of
nature, the eye of Justice-tlie match
less power of the Universe-the soul
of the world.
Does God reas l ? Man reasons be
cause he doubts ; he deliberates, lie
desires. (lod is omniscent ; ie ney
er doubts ; theerofre never reasons.
Tnm- SuLrrAN.-1O is portly, but
quito beneath the European stature.
11is forehond is low, although shaved
at the top, and his face does not indi
cato much intelligence ; he has, how
ever, ai Very frank expression of face,
and his manners are of remarkable
simplicity. 1ie is very gravO, and
looked about him somewliat wearily.
Although not yet 50, his hair, so much
of it as could be seen, is white, his
beard being entirely black. His eye
is dark and pleasant; li nose inclined
to be Syrian or Jewish.
An Exchange, speaking of absent
minidediess, tells a remarkablo rongh
story. of a "bach' friend. It says: "1ec
is in the habit when lie comes to hia
ten, of putting the kettle on the stove
and taking a snooze until the kettle be
gis to sing when I( would get ny and
make his tea. The otier evening being
a little prostrated on the account of old
Simpkin's daughter "cutting" him on
the street, lie put the kettle on the
lounge and got upon the stove hiimself,
and never discove'red his mistake until
lhe began to sing."
TAnrLE Itoca.-A dispatch dated
Clifton the 13th says : To-day a sec
end attempt was made to dislodge
Table llock. Tlen blasts were made,
each containing one and-a-half pound~s
of powder. The only ceet produced
wvas a slight explosion on the surface
It is said that a third attempjt will be
madoe with fifty pounds of powder, anid
it is thought it will succumb to this.
NEanoES CAN'-r 111o1 OFF.icu E~VEN
iN WAS iNOToN.-Senator Suminecr's
bill "'to secure erqual rights in the Dis
trict of Colmbia," which passed both
houses of Congress at, thme recent sessioni,
failed to become a lawv through the re
fusah of thme Presidenit to sign it. Thlis is
another illustration of the love of our
mnoderai "Moses" for the colored people,
and of his regard for their rights. -For
ucy's Chtron ice of yesterday,.
T1heo military authorities have direct.
ed that the name of General Iharry 'T.
Hays, wh'lo took the oath proscribed,
aiid was registered as a voter in the
Fourth District of New Orleans, be
stricken from theo list, and that his cer
tificate be cancelled.
Young men, if- you wish to know
what is going on this world, take a
newspaper. It will only deprive you
of a few drinks in the year, and may
be of immense value to you. Sub..
scribe to your' home organ. It fights
your battles, and it should be paid for
in- seone manner.
There is deW in one flower and not
ianother, because one opens its cup
and takes ijt in, while the other closes
it-self and Lhie drop conies oflf. God
rains goodness andl nmory as widoe as
the dew, and if we lack them, it is be
cause we will not open our hecarts to
GENE~RA. SIHE~f DAN NOT 'TO nE RE
MrovED.--It is atuthiori tatively aninoun
ed to night that theostatement that Pros.
ident, Johnson intends to remove Shieri
dan is without foundation- in fact. His
friends say that lie may 'have contenmpla
ted suidh a removal, but net recently.
Wash, Cor. ..Y.-'lRmes, July 23.
John .0 B3reekinridge writes that lie
is tired of the hubbub of the P'aris ex.
hilpijion, and Is- ~oIn to Switzerland
Jrfky~ *th jat cucuanbore can bii
mdlsointo pieklos, while growing, if yeu
gtacosold maid to- look over the
fec t hvn threa times we.wt
We find the following.~in tihe Fremont
(Iowa) Times: "On (ho night of the th the
water in the Missouri liver mudo a grand
rush across the narrow neck of laud at
Peoru, a distanco of a quarter of mile, there
by shortening the river some twenty miles.
lamburg and Siduoy landings, which aro
situated in this bend were left several miles
from the river. This is not ln uncominon
frcckk of' k the mig "ad, us n1o u.an .;te
to-day where it will be to-morrow. On the
inorning After the river made (Ito ctt the
steamers Cornelia and Miner camte around
in the old channel, and after iaviiig made
the entire circuit of. the boud, arriving at
thouppor end of the cut were drawn into
the current, which it that time was runninil
very swift, and carried thliough in 1-pite of
theiselves, ithus losing twenty toile. tr:avel
in a few minittes. ThI ey were coipelled1
to make the circuit over ainti. The Deer
Lodge, on her way from the mouintini mis, not
being advised of this fact, was tiakeIn, dowin
sideways, iijuring her consideraly. At
present wriiting boats are inaking trips up
and down through (he now 0haiiie10 with all
ease. This shortening has nece;ssarily
imaude a greater fall to tho river and tle low
lands below town wr completely drained
on last. Sunday, notwithstanding the lis
souri was oin (he ri-c. This will lie of
great bvnefit to lthat part of the country.
Wo understand that a siiall steamliboat is to
he iminediat ely put, in operation lietween
thisi pliacte and Poru, ont the Nithnabotaati
River, which st reali Ia1 beenli Tioiunee'l
na vigable by old settlers, for lairge boats ptip
as far as Ithis place.
Vi mv-s or ni WI it- K OW Coxri:ni:nan.
-liathal Semites. ex-Confeternte admiral,
presented a sot of U'nioii colors to (lie ste::
or Commercial, at 3lemtiphis, last. week, anil
innde a speecl, Winding up as follows :
"We were beate i in (tho war, atil t lie flacg
of tle conqotetr became otr lag-. Takte.
then, thise colors, captain: th ey are the
colors of otur comtimiiimi conitiry, what cver
may he their presetit significat ion. t' c cait
all eel an hotiest pride in t heir- inor-e in
cieut history, as I trust we shall be en: bIled
to do inl their futtitre history. With ri-g- id
to wh:at I tmay call their espeial historiy
that i.i, tle history which coverits fhe lour
years of our itt e-neine war --it is our dit y,
both as Christinuis and bi1lrethli-rn, to forget
it.. That war hits left mtaiy and11( ;hiastly
wounds. Let is, of the Sotth, do iur p1:11-1
by Closing th1ei withi a tider awil gnItle
hanil, so lint. Ito scats inay rei ii tio i-e
nil l its of (tie coiii ct.. AtId let, it.; lden
Vor also (o convert this new th. itio tlie obl
flag ain, that we mvy love it a o1 yoiC."
past few motitis, there have lwen reveral
parties brought up hero omii inr
llotbeck, ot the Untited SZittes Coi, in
(the charge of selling or hiyinig eiipty wi:l
key barrels, witlioit haviig th i liiiti-l
Revemno imarks ol,literted, nth na th is is a
iat ter which our eitizens, geaerally. to tii
appear to urderstand fully, il wouhl bo will
for then to heatr it int minid.
An empty whiskey barrel, with (the lcv
couo maIrk on it, cannot he sohl. or puircins
ed, without leaving seller anid pirchasei
liable to a heavy ule, iile-ss said ieveitt
mark or stamp is lot ally obliterated. !h:y
before yesterday, lint honiest, upright dray
man, was before (lie Coinissioter, tor p
chasing two batrrs, and had to give hools
for $300 to appear at. the' sessiot of lie
United States Court, in October next.-M/r
Som idea of the terrible havoc of war
ity lie gainied fromt (ie followiig tiglres :
"In tho desperate encoitt.or at Chickimtian
ga, itoscncraitz lost. lt,8t51 men, anid at
Murfecesboro' 12,085 ; at Pittsburgh Latol,
ing, Grant. lost 13.5'73; at Vicksbtirg, 98'7 ,
and at Mlission lidge, 7000 : it (ines
Nlills, PeachI Orchard, Jiavago Station,
(hlettiale, Whila Oak Swamp tnd 'Malvern
II ill, McClellan lost 70,000, and at Antietam,
11,426; Hlooker loft in his camiipaignt in thie
Wilderness. 20,100 ; hurnsido at Fredericks
birg, 12,000 ; and Griant's united losses,
from thes t imo of crossing the Hapidaii. i
his Ml campaign it tile surrender of Lee,
are computed at 90,000."
A SmxovtAn Lt:'i.-Thoa Watco (Texas)
Spttor~i reports (thburin g of a gin house
and a lot, of cot tont tni'ar tint placte last
iiinthI. The imanntier ini which thie lo as
ocenisiotned is somewhatsnulr pile' of
cot ton seed on lie otia.n took ftiro from
exposure to (lie hot rays ofthle suin, whi
was commaunicated to (the aidjoinitng build
ing, causinig its total dlestrultion. It. is
ndivisabilo lthatitu planiiters shottuld look inito
thIis tmat ter anid take tmely precaut iott to
pr-evotit siimilatr ociirrenmcs. This is (lie
first caiso of (lie kiiml we hatve hieatrd or',
A Prcth macthitie in (lie Expjositjin cx
hibits the manattcttuore of a fitnished-lfel, hat,
readly for usa. ini fifty inuates. JlThe firs'
operattioni cottsists in blowinig out, by meaits
ofa fain, about four' otuices of i'abbit's fur
upont a trevolving conte or' motuld~ of copper,
pierced w ith holes, from witichi (lie air is
exhnusted, causintg (lie furt to adhere to (ihe
cone. It is t hien covered withI a wet clothI
andi stcepeid in a tubh of lint water fist a few
minties c, afteri which it, tundet'goes uthe pr
cess drying, heating, rolling, bindiing, anid
lining with silk, atnd comes out a p~erfect
fRv. l~eni'y W. Dollows noew iojournaing
it Pai'is, writes I hat iNalpoleont has a poor
walk aind ant tuninterestitig pi'eseneo, Ieo
looks care-worn ai col, nnxious anid ro.~
served. lki compitlexioni is pallidh, aind h is
expression deprecatory. There is nothiung
to excito entustl~iasmt In his look or mlanner.
hn ptrivate, lie is reporiit'.d as mild spokent,
amiable, aind of quic1k ltntoliigenice, bitt. his
face is both imtpassive and untpraoisinig. All
(lie portr-aits flattot' himti."
T'he London Time~s r'emariks : ixperiecte
has pr'obitbly shown t hat geineral oathis of
allegiance has proved utterly useless. Ini
pteacefitl amid prosper-ous (ines they are inot
nteeded ;i in ties of difficulty andi datnger
they arc net obsetrved, .Kuropo, Inidia aind
America have of late furished abunhdait
proof thiat. oaths, as a political siecuri ty,
whether they be tankoi by people to t heir
rulers, or by trulsts to their people, hmave
proved ttecrly inotiiient.
A car-ieatur'o hans beeti publishedi at Mauta
mtoras, which represents Uncle Sam hyiing
(lat. ont his biaok, withl (Caniada uindernieathi
himt, tand his head In his II ussiani purcihases,
taking ttn iced dinik, hiis legs cramipetd uip
by a rilokety fonce nned Mexico. Unmclo
Samt immtedhiately ays hto will have to stret ch
ot his legs dir-ectly. Thie pictuiro tickles
iho Tlexanis atmazinigly,
The crops of hutcklebomrries in Now Jor..
soy, It Is estimated, will amtotun, In dolhnars
andl cenit, to mijoro thain (lie comnbinted ct-aops
of' strawberries, resphborries andh blackbor
tios. DaIly hticklohteriry trains at-c rut
over thec railroad leading to Now Yor-k aind
Robert Taylor, who was left an orphan,
andl~ who commenced lis butsinoss caireer' by
blacking boots, has endowed an or-phan
asylum at Rtacitno, Wisconsin,- with' time
handsome stum of $6160,000.
- n!isl 4hjsoigoo Is said to have sent
this comtfortlog muessage to hits steward:
"ittell thme tennan-ts that tno threats to shoot
you will torrify m,"
It is i'at her rdmaurkable that while soveral
thotusand fet, tare' feguired to make onei
rood, a single foot, proliorly ftlplil, is'
oflat ant,.a~n to .utk on.e > |
P.i thaowl L. I ta v beenl ti'olIii 1iii
imipeial 3tll~ a grieat, i~i tiliies
w~rites a Vari-i eori'eSp'n1Idet. I kiad no'.
11111.11 the re vie wv. I I' c 1.0a' Nveio :11
I('as, qev'ei' tv 1"r t ratLcea~i L
Sol; 11ed ill tit( baroC'mt2ie'- l~~~ ~da'
A~t Oiii!mte Of the race 11'.1 Ct! ~
sevciaty-c1'(ilt I bor-ough itre saddi.)
laorsve3 for'[lie Fltiich E'. iporOl' 11114
the( slvreg l 5 )1 wilal11 Oii ty*uiza t.
not inaferior horses for thc~ servants.
1,1101.0 NVlrc mut oil tho road that day
Til rO ',e at, t l Eysein chlt' veit I )ij
fir thI e ( 'zAv Ii th sti'iabjle,; or I ho
'Il i l .cs I1l.t. VCi-c at lost si'volit V-fivo
;1i1ii' nIlill). 'I'lln, would! give two) 111111
d reI an I s t'veitviight IIi.,-vs to lilt)
ii~jciii ~:'~j.', xc'lilkI'vct Of tle xtra~
hors's to bvi Im((I "1 cs aflly it1 44ti~t
Ile lotid" inl ... hii'go a sulble, the 111";
terts nSixty 'LI?' (.2?'-II 01 ASt)) t
the lwnti' hr IIC' h ifi witl1 Ilhotia h-)!?
I f;a in. ' ll K o ill" of Pri-tisa, ro'Ii: tii (
Ii )ttl of Srlov. IiO ihsOil SOVt'
tI'f' riiiI )' their haonwaeA Nvith thet"i.
whlez Ilev v !') o a, i-:1 3 :1. 1'e~lew i; h..v.
C'0"114 frIten orI Iil'lci, I'l (l-hr be-ll
vlmn:'o ;1)' p~ceo Ilk! wouild joinlI!
A v III payinvri I'l o I.( I I v Iv 1
fsill S :11 t')C4(C crwV of 1 lt i
'Ii v'iitl to hiis Itoisi. Ir cEueC~.(jItI11v
Ca111it'z \\ ith 11;11 :1 v';laa1er vwithl whot!?)
lie .s ttitirty ~I' u1)1 i' I- In vhjoiui it!
ii 'I' lleih1.r'] ve ,* Emptll ;IvI
0-vi!. tt lo flotl'.olwie \.:l
lliil al-:I "
haj~t' l~t~. .A. .siort tila after, MvI
Q.1id N~ I I. '1 ]ilic, v oua are a ]wpt.
ofi 1,1ve Ct1twil', '"voin'. relaiailtk 10 t ho
l ;i ..tI1i ' fil d til t1f:1p I s'm to c'onflict
so(:tvIC ! ".N at at all --Inot at all,
siar. 'I'll01 is a diliioieitce inl Iliv~ state
Ilivlfs. Pi'Ii-!() be Ilorc.' Olisolt.ing , Fi .
'hvt ppy dog,' and T say t lie innn wit.hao haad
at -fe wa :I 1,1pyv 11 tl. Nothlng
Ic'i-tng sh noth ing at all. I liao\ v
wt I say 1.I
.SOH-1N CI. DI A'lg
Atli /it. v, ' thc (7 un Pad Lock,
('OLIJM-11BIA, so (li,
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ImpiortIer nti Dlh Ill~ hit iiglijIzun
HARDWARE & CUTLERY,