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Brothers nnd 8isters. 04
Little children, love each other, a
"Tin the blessed Saviour's rule ; ti
If a sister or a brother, A
If at home, or if at school.
o'ie all children of one Father, 11
One great, God who reigns above ; hi
Sh all we quArrel t No, much rather -
Would we dwell like fim, in love.
le has placed us here together, La
That we may be g)od and kind, b,
He is over w*tching whether at
Ve are one in heart and mind.
All we have we nbarle with others, t
With kind looks and geenle6 words
Thus we live as sisters, brot era, ut
8eeking still to be the Lord's. ti
The New Yupor. t
A PHILADELPHIA VIEW OF THE KEELEY wi
If all, or even if one-half, of what th
is reported of the Keeley motor be 3
true, the world is on the eve of the it
1most &remendous revolution it has as
had since it bogan to revolve at all, of
The ob,orvations coade by one of the OL
most reeent interv.ewers of the in. pl,
ventor, which we printed yesterday, en
show that the latter hints at effects ab
to be produced that have heretofore -
been unuitigated. We have all heard
of the trainsol ears to be run across
the continent with a galion of water
and at an incredible speed, and of
other little performAnces in the fua
ture, with the new motor, the repeti- i
tion of which is getting wouotonons.
But the heretofore o;oult powers of
the mysterious agent., which Mr. he
Keeley an prodnce ad Is bitum, and
which he proposes to bottle up ior use, 1
are so tremendous, nooording to these or
latest exhibits, that they make us
tremble for the existence of the earth
itself to say nothing of the planetary tk
system of which is an humble mew
This new agent or vapor needs to
be harnessed and tamed, and that is a
what Mr. Keeley must do with it be
fore he introduces it to the inhabi- si
tants of this planet. When he does t,
get it under control, he may render
the Signal service superfnots, for we bl
can have anywhere such weather as is Sa
desired. If a thimbleful of the vapor i8
let loose in a room creates a litt'e
snow storm, a bucketful let loose out in
of doors must produce a big snow
storm, aid snow-stortns are sonetimes
desitabl, things to have at command,
especially in hot terms such as no
have lataly gone through. If at an
other time an acidental explosion of
a small quantity in a room produced le
astonishing results, drawing the at.
imosphere toward the place of explo- ev
sion as if it were a vacuum, and r
almost taking Mr. Keeley's breath
away, why may be not arrange for lot.
ting loose large quantities wherever og
needed, and producing storms or i
calms, cloud or sunshine, just as they el;
may be ordered in d ifferent localities 1
This atmosphere of our earth only "d
extends to a few miles higher than the -ci
highest mountains, and it must be
put within the cont,rol the now agent, e
and then General Myer and his corps
will find their ocupatiou gonee. The th
probabilities of the WVeather Bureau
will be liable to continual dorange..ti
ment or destruction by the possibili.
ties of the Keeley power.
-For warlike pturposes the new agent Lb
* ~ bids fair to be bo tren,endously pow- th
erful that all ordinasry explosives, (a
such as gunpowder and gun cotton, na
witl be reiadered useless. Except b~
for the destruction of litt,le boys' ,
hands and eyes in the form of pistols,
squibs, and fire-orackers on tIe di
Fourth of July there nceed be nio more
mntiufactu-e of gunpowder. In time bi
ofwar tell that would be needed to
shout off' balls fromu a gun incsessaintiy,
and wi- h a destructive 14mee here..'
fote undreamed o f, would t'u, aooosd
inag to the words of the repue t, "a
snaall iron receiver, about thu size of e
an orange, attached to the gun." The M
power contained in it "would last r
through the longest battle." Thus ri
the ordinance service may dispense in
with the purchase of anything but at
guns, balls, and receivers about the
size of ant orange. They will put ani
end to all fraudulent cot,racts for
-gunpowder. All that is needed tor
take its place is air, and that is call
ed a "chart,ered libertine," and is net
within the control of contractors.
Such being the force of the new ageot,
the United State, Government ought M
to buy it and keep a monopoly of it, li
if it costas mnuch as Alaska, or the hi
war-of the rebellion. WVith such a
p6d*ession the country could defy the
assembled powers of the earth. p
The danger is to the earth itself. Is
An aciental explosion migh,. .do. I h
roy our very repuiblicau institutioUs,
bile our republican Keeley arms
are trying to resist or destroy the
onarohtea of the old world, dependa
it on gunpowder. And if an extra.
dinary quantity, stored away in a
overnment arsenal, should acoiden.
Ily get loose, it might shatter
"The great globe 48off,
Yea all which It 1h6erit ;"
id then what wightiot,happen in
her spheres I Does not Mr. Keeley
y a "bucket of wate has enough of
is vapor to produce a power suffi
ont to move the world out of its
urse 1" Think what would be the
>wer in a great many buckets stored
vay for military purposes. Scion.
Ro men have always been glad that
rohimedes was foiled in his aspira.
no to move the world by having
thing to stand on whereby to make
s lever and fulcrum available. Any
traordinary motion of the earth
mid be disagreeable to .its inhabi.
uts,-and would be protested against
those of Venus, Mars, Mercury
id the rest of the planets. But
r. Keely is much more dangerowt
an was Archimedes.
There is one thing that may save
-the one thing that seems to have
us far delayed the practical use of
a new power ; it is so subtle tha
vessel of any kind of material will
Dtain it. The vapor from a pint of
ter penetrated through the pores
an iron receiver three and a half
hes thick, form!ng a damp circle of
roe feet radius on the floor around.
it, then, it is producible in unlim
4 quantities, at all times,
d at no cost worth speaking
So the dLnger remains, not
ly to us and our friends on this
met, but to our foreign relation%
the others. What ie to he done
Dut it I-Phladelphia Bulletin.
An Ungallant Joke.
I From. the St. Paul P ioneer Press.]
She came from Detroit, Michigan
d her great pride was being an
valid. She lost no opportunity
stating that she came to Minne
a to recuperate. She did not.
sitato to enter ~into conversation
bh any person she came in contact
th, giving advice, climatological
physiulogical, to invalids, and
iking the same frou tose or ro
sot constitution. Her conversa
in was alwaya prefaced with the
;roductory inquiry, so coinon t.
itors, "Did you come here for
ur health I" She thus addressed
stalwart, ruddy-visa od young
tn at tho dinner table of the
atropolitan a few days since, and
a following dialogue ensued:
Yes, madam, I came here proba.
r th3 weakest person you ever
v. I had no use of my limbs ; in
it, my bones were but lit,le
agher than oartilages. I had no
elligent control of a singlo auscle,
r the use of a single faculty."
"Great hoavens I" exclaimed the
onished auditor, "and you
"I did, Miss, although I was do
id' of sight, was absolutely tooth.
is,' unable to articulate a single
rd, and dependent on others for
Drything, being completely do
ived of all power to help myself.
ommenced to gain immediately
on my arrival, anr have scarcely
perienced a sick day aince, hence
ian conscientionsly recommend the
"A wonderful case," said the lady,
o you think your lung. were af
"They were probably sound, but
ssessed of so little vitulity that,
t for the mpst 'careful nursing,
ay must have ceased their funo
"I hope you foundt kind friends,
"Indeed I did, madame , It Is to
am and the pure air of Minnesota
at 1 owe nmy life. My father's
uily wero with me, but, unfortu1
tely, my mother was prostrated
seyere illness during the time of
gr greatest prostration."
"How sad I Pray, what was your
et anid treatment 2''
"My die' was the simploar. possi
a, conhs.Dag only of milk, that.
inag that only tool mny system
muid bear. As fe>r treatmient, I
penaded entirely upon t'ae life
v'iug propariesa of Mannesota air,
ii took nio medicine except aun oc
aioual narcotic when ver,y restless.
y imoprovemteut dated fram myi ar
'al. My limbs soon became stronag,
y sight anad voice came to mea slow.
and a full seat of teeth, regular
d lrm, appeared."~
"Remarkable, miraculous 1" Sure
sir, you maust have been greatly
duced in flesh 1"
"M'.adam, I weighed ,but nine
unds.. 'I was born in Minnesota.
The Methodist church steeple iin
arion village haa -beena struck by
ihtnaing, and the lightning rod
'oken in twro pieces.
Lazy young men about to -choose a
ofessaon, prefer the miitry to the
w, beoause it Is easier to. preach
an to practice
THR "HERMIT" AND OTHER CHARAC
TERS IDENTIFIED WITH RHZ FALLS.
[N. Y. Times, Niagara LeAer, 6th j
Several interesting celebrities, whi
were once locally identified wjtl
Niagara have paosed away, and thei
names are only oa"ually beard bj
the visitor of the pasent generation
The most remarkablo of them wa
Francis Abbott, the "Hermit o
Niagara," who secluded himselt heri
for some years prior to his death
maintaining the habits and the ro
serve of a genuine hermit. Ver
little was actually known of his pre
vious history, but a great deal wa
surmised, and quite a romantic ac
count of him was current, which I
remember to have seen twenty-fv
years ngo amplified into a lorii
fiction of 100 pages. He was knowi
to receive regular remittances froir
England, and was evidently a per
son of culture and education. Th
story went that he was the son e
wealthy parents, whom some agoni,
ing affair of the heart had made i
wanderer from home. He first es
t,,blishei himself in a but on Goal
Ibland, near the beautiful little fal
between that and the innermost ol
the "Three Sisters," which has ever
since patsed by the name of the
"Hermit's Cascade." Here be lived
for some time in absolute seolusion
except the few and brief visits he
was compelled to pay to the village
for the purchase of necessaries. He
was known to have books, musical
instruments, and stationery, whiob
occupied some of bii time, it is to
be presumed ; but a larger part was
passed in his characteristio solitary
rambles about the island. during
which he would gaze at the falls from
some eligi le point for an hour at a
time. As might be expected in
Yankee land, the pertinacious cu.
riUsity of visitors to Goat Island
soon made his at the cascade un
endurable to him, and he changed
his quarters to the vioil)ity of Pros.
peot Park, then known as Point
View. Here he led muoh the same
kind of life for a time longer, aod
was finally drowned while bathing
at the foot of the American Fall.
In his day Niagara was much less
vlaited than now. and mona,v-makir,f
had not been reduced to a science.
I fancy that if any professional her
wit were to set up here for himself
in these latter times he would speedi
ly be overrun with ouriosity-hunters,
and hackmen would probably an
nounceas an additional inducement
to patronize them : "Only twenty.
five cents extra to see the hermit I"
Joe Robinson, the "Navigator of
the Niagara Rapids," who died some
years sinoe, was in many respects a
remarkable man.. Of stout frame
and muscular make, he was retiring
in his manners, and never co4rted
the publicity into which his aston
ishing achievements brought him.
He wao at firbt a "guide'' and then
a policeman at Niagara, and had be
come skillful by bandling a boat by
trips to the fishing-grounds about
Navy island, above the falls. One
day a man was discovered clinging
to a small projeetion of rock in the
very midst of the rapi-is, apparently
inaccessible from the shore. A large
crowd quickly gathered, R->binson
among the rest. He studied the
aituation for a moment, then brought
his boat to the spot, and putting
right out into the headlong current
gained the rock, took off the man,
whose life had twenty minutes
before seemed not Worth a penny's
purchase, and safely landed with
him a hew rod's above the brink of
the fall. A great concourse had by
this time gathered on the bank, and
Robinson's heroic exploit, witnessed
with four and amazement, was greet
ed with rounds of cheers. The boat
with the two roen in it was taken
on the shoulders of several and car
ried a bout among the crowd and coui
tributionsof a.oney wore willingly
thrown into It. For severa&l years
after this Robinson exerted his pes
euhiar skill in navigating the rapids,
and snatched as many as half a dozen
cast aways from the jaws of the
cataract. He was personally a mioat
estlimable man ; never, I believe,
starting on his perilous journey.
with the promise of.reward, -Athough
very properly accepting the small
tokens of admlrabtion for his daring
which were offered him. How he
managed to guide huis skiff in that
seething uproar of waters fronm point
to point was always a mystery to
every one but- himself. The were
task of keeping it keel downward
and bow with the current is moere
than my reader or I would wish tc
undertake,to say nothing ef calou
latipig the course and the run of the
ripids with such nicety as' to land
at a small Inlet. Such cool' headi
and steady Iron hands as those of
Joel Jtobznson are rarely given tc
human kind. Oaliant follQw I--tbe
world has few such as you were;
real hero, In humble life thougi
your lot was east. No man evei
better deserved the -medals of the
H.efpari Soolsty, wb4ih was novel
offered,him. I we14 remember thi
modst and oharacterlatlo reply b
made me in the spring of 1801, aftei
he had piloted the Maid of the Misi
down through the whirlpool and tht
frightful rapids between Suspensiot
bridge and Lewiston, where steam
boat, ot indeed any boat whatever
had never passed before and proba
bly never will again. Thio fearful
jouruyy of a little less than six milei
was made in seventeen minutes, it
being the only possible wayo
taking the little steamboat to Lakc
r Ontario, where it was to be employ.
ed. I asked Robinson to tell me
something about his novel and ter,
"I can only say," he toplied, "thal
I hung to the wheel, another tar
attended to the engine. Sometimei
the boat was on her bottom and
sometimes on her side. Sometimee
I had control of her and sometime
she had control of me. But I hung
Ou, arid never.let go the wheol."
"Wasn't you frightened 1"
"Well; Ideclare I was so busy
with the wheel, and the whole thing
was over so quick, that I didn't think
about being frightened. I suppose
I should have been if I bad had the
time, for it was a pretty ugly place,
now, I tell you."
Monsieur Blondin was a considera.
ble local celebrity in his day, but
I have already noticed him sufficient
ly. A young man named Conroy
gained some fame last summer by
his rescue of a eastaway in the Cana
dian Rapids, by means of a rope with
which he was let down to the im
periled one, and which he fastened
about his body, when both woro
hauled to the bank by dozens of
willing hands. Conroy is still at
Niagara, and something more of this
kind may be heard of him if occasion
serve. Amid all the pettiness, fraud
and extortion that have been charged
u on Miagaraand its hucksters, it is
pfeasant and refreshing to road of
such unselfish and brave acts as
Flayed With a Knife.
The London Staniard prints a ter.
rifto review of Gen. Sherman's "Me
moira," which has been published in
England, in the course of which it
says: "The writers who in thla
country have espoused the Federal
cause have labored to keep out of
tematic and deliberate-or all ihe
laws of war ; the wholesale pillage of
prirate property, witLout a
shadow of a pretense of military
need ; the wanton ravage of vast and
fertile regions ; the destruction of
publio archives, of libraries, of col
leges, and of thousands of defenseless
dwellings ; a return, in fact, to the
methods of war (ill usage of women
excepted) practised by Tilly. We
know of none who would venture to
defend these acts of legitimate war
fare, and among the chiefs of the
Federal armies, few were more guilty
in this respect than Gen. W. T. Sher
man. We cannot say that our peru.
sal of the work has raised our ceti.
mate of the writer. There is a dis
play of personal vanity, of anxiety to
4laim the utmost possible oredit, and
to throw the blame of all failure on
others, a petulant spirit of animosity
against rivals and opponents, a con
troversial tone in regard to passages
cieditable neither to the General nor
to his superiors, and a childish impa
rience of popular clamor which ap
pear to us -Ilittle constant with the
simple self-respect of the soldier. No
one could imagime the Duke of Wel.
Iingtona or General Lee writes-noe
one has any thing of the kind from the
pen of.oflicers who have real grounds
of complaint-from McClellan, who,
first oreated an army out of the mob
of United States volunteers, or Hal
lock, 'vho maintained, recruited, and
enlarged that army till [; became the
irresistible weapon which won for
Grant and Sherman triumphs as easy
as those of Arohilles in nis impene
trable armor, or of the hercos of fairy
legend with charmed swords and
shoes of swiftness."
A Nevada journallit who is on s
tour of inspection in the Eastern
States, writes home a glowing no
count of the sights of Long Branch,
"I have found,'' he writes "the gov
ernent quite well ostahiliahed in the
summer capital. Secretary lIobeson
had the navy ont In the tifling catch.
ing fish, and Scretary Ilelkoap had
the army drawn up on the beach
shooting at a target. Th le vaious
Cabinet officers live in snug style,
and most usually are met loafilng
around the Department of the inte
rior, where the Secretary, by way of
a necessary adjunct in this hot season,
keeps a little cellar open for the
refreshment of the inner' man. The
president appeared as usual, tough
and grim, full.of cigars and ice-water,
and seemed to fancy presiding over
the Cabinet councils, which are al
ways held in the little cellar afore
said, owing the scorching rays w hih
now strike the surface of the beach.'
We trust that Mr.' Boecher. will
pardon us, but our advie to- bin
Ya to get into a sbrape with anodaal
wonan es soon as possible. In. *be
laniguage. of Sellers : "-There's ind
rioens frn ItJ-- Otnoinati4~uW'.
Our English Cousins.
WHAT AN AMERICAN SPORTING RE
PORTER TUINKS OF TUE PEOPLE,
ULIIATE AND HORSES.
Mr. Joseph Elliott, the veteran
!porting reporter of the Now York
Herald, who has recently been
on a visit to England, has been
interviewed by a Graphic re.
porter, and expressed, in very plain
plain terms, his opinion of the Eng.
lish climate atd racing stock, as well
as of the mass of spectators of English
racing. We give so much of tuo in.
terview as bears on these poiuts
"Well, Elliott, what did you think
of England ?",
"I tbink it is an Internal climate,
inhabited by a race of heathen barba.
riins. I had a letter to Tatternall,
and I delivered it just before I came
away. I had been there many days,
looking at the sales; but I didn't
want to be coached, and I delayed
presentin the letter. Said Tatter.
sall : 'fIr. Elliott, how long do you
stay in London 1' Said I, '1f umy watol
is correct I shall be out of this town
in about two hourn.' 'How do you
like the country ' 'Well, I haven't
been anything in it to like. It ap
pears to me to be only partly civil.
ized, and how in the name of God
you are going to civilize such materi
al you have got here passes my com.
prehension ' "
%4But at any rate the hor6es exceed
yours in style, speed and strength 1"
"No, they don't. There are more
'weedb' running in England than I
bad any Idea of. I saw four hundred
rUe3 horses on Newmarkot Heath .
that is more than we have in all
America, for we hAvo little above
three hundred. I said to M thew
Dawson, who has the best stable
there : 'You won't pretend to race
sonic of those scrubs?' 'Oh, well,'
he said, 'we'll work 'em all in during
the season. There's so much running
in England that every one of the
weeds can win something."
"How many race horses have they
in all England "
"About three thousand. Their'
system of handicapping is vicious. I
I don't believe their horses get food,
climate or growth equal to ours. They!
put their winners into the stud too
early, and fail to give them the time
nA "Plarierce Qor horseoe T o
sides way tie raelfig ?6itei,1te61 i'
England is in the highest degree oor
rupting to -man and horse. Every
little public houstkeeper has his
-book.' 'Bookmaking' is the vice of
the nobleman and the roust about.
The money gets into the hands of the.
rumsellerat last,the people are cheat
ed, and still they game from St.:
Giles to St. Janes."
"And you don't think the climate
of England the best for the horse"
"I think it'a about the worbt
humid, foggy, wheezy, breeding eon.
sumption and affections of the throat
and nostrils. I was ordered by my
doctor to go out of the country
"Did you find France any better "
"Altogether better, both in climate
and mannerx- They have token to
rocing there in recent jears, but their
horses are sounder than the English I
and they carry off their own purses.
I wont to Vincoennes, Long'ehamps,
Grand Pro, and Chantilly courses.
Thu horses of the Due d'Aumaule at
Chantilly were magnificent animals.
I told the editor of a London sporting
paper when I returned that the beb,.
race horse in the world wats the,
American, and next the French. He
said I was the most prejudiced man
he had ever seen. But I told li,i
then that no Englioh horse would
win anyt,hing at--, and I marked
" Why don'a our turfmen challenge
on the other side if our horees are up
to Euglish standards 1"
"8anford is going over this year
with a large part of hi, stable, par.
ticularly yearlings. Me was prece
ded by Ten Biroeck and Harlan. Ten
Broeck was frequently a winner."
"Which are the favorite slres of'
England now ?''
"I suppose they call old Cathedral,
Macaroni, and B lair-Athol the best.
The first hnc to be lifted up, be Is so
old and broken,. '1 attribute the do
dine of English stook, ae I have said,
paitly to the malign influence of
racoiug, as conducted in England, on
the stud. A Derby winner at two
years old is magnifiod into a sire,"
"Whose stable did- you find the
best In England t'r
"Oh, the New market stables. Ne w.
market seems to be the Iramemorial
hiomes of the British horse and Jock
ey. The three brothers Dawson have
each about sixty horses. Mathew
Dawson's stable s probably the best
in Englan d ; it is lighted with gas
and kept open until 10 o'olook a.
night, when the gas is turned out and'
the horses and ,trsluera go tq sleep.
All day the bprse Is kept amssed by
people conversing near him. Us is
interested, his mind helped, and
his habits eleoner'. We .bat the
stasbles dco' sthe horse remalos. In
solituds,.bhis ?btsl grow iiousad.
hissrepgth.q se e
"No. The sm6otatora of the raes
there are the lowest canaille C
earth. Such an audience as y<
at Jerome Park, or the Branch,
Lexington, is unknown in En
At the new track near London
was a tariff for admission.
won't 'ays it you know,' oried thq
And they cleared away that
like so many pioneeers, inuo
the field, and laughed at autb
At the Durham raceAthe collieri
In, noisy, fighting, heatheuisb.
one fellow, who held the stakq
two others, seized, and they beg
gnaw at his fist with their tee
make make him drop the money
-. the mob swept the field, I
ed ine down and ran over me
lastly, a man on horseback gal
over me. At the heath of Nei
ket I took a horse, afraid to I
foot longer, and being pretty fa
matured, I soon felt very sore ;
saw a number of press vans o
track with reporters inside, di
over the course and painting as
prcoeeded. I handed in my ow
one of the gentry, 'Joseph :E
sporting editor of the New
Herald,' and said : 'Will you
wit me, sir, to ride with your
ver 1" 'No, I'll be dommed if I
Wby, sir, in the House of Le
saw a great p'acard: 'Bewai
pickpockets.' Sporting houmes
Jim Shaw's are almost inaccei
from the thieves ind ruffians ai
them. Women are unable to al
the greater part of the races wit
speat. I went to the tower of
don in a cab ; it happened to be
day ; a policeman said to me
are a stranger ain't. you ?
don't go in there to-day ; ti
pick everything off your body; ti
strip you. Come back on a shi
day.' I held up my handa and i
'My God I is there any place or
iuland where a man is safe I'
"Perhaps you might find that
edness in the sporting c]
"I don't know. The whole n
seemed to we to be brutal. At
hotel where I stopped a well dri
man would eater and say, loud es
to be heard by all:, 'Waiter, i
that old begar V 'That's an Ai
can, .9ir I" 'Oh, a Yankee 1' 1
a witneb to four respectable loc
English women, opposite the
llayor', residence, drinking -san
A.Valo- virmiTIM port~
ipubf* house. Itseewe*
that the English women didn't w
Religion oftour Presidents.
Washington was a vestryma
the Episcopal Church.
Adams was a member of the p
in Braintree. His attendano
wor.hip was not very constant.
Jefferson was an avowed ske
and a devout follower of Dr. Pr
Madison and Monroe were
John Quincy A dams was a
Jackson joined the Presbyt
church after he left office. He
close attention to the sermon,
made a profound bow to the pi
aH he retired.
Van Buren was trained in
Reformed Dutch school, atte
the Episoop al church when he at'
Harrison cared very little
Tyler was loose in regard to
day and worship.
Polk, though not a prof<
Christian, was a regular attendal
public worship in the Presbyt
church. He occupied the pew o
site the one Jackson aat in.
General Taylor seldom ven
iFillmoro, more than ny othe
the Presidents, was,anu openi and di
ed Unitarian. He gave his influ
and support to that sect.
Pierce attended the Presbyt,
church every Sunday morning.
IBuchanan was a Presbyte
He walked to church ; went up
aisle in a shuffling galt ; dodged
his pew, and seated in the cc
seemed wrapped in his own thou
paying no attention apparenti
Lincoln attended th'e Pres
rian church once a day.
Grant is a trustee in the Mcth
Public horror of the lies
variety was recently stimulate
an Indiana small town by an
nouinuemenut of the appearance eo
Micropus Leucopteros, be longi n
the faniily of Kypan.id. of the
bugs ; suborder of fleeropm
Women wailed ; children ho,
men armed themselves with si
and great revolving pistols t
counter the monster. Seeing
mischief which his science-had
the able editor as soon aspo
Issued an extra explaining that
blicropus Ienoopteros Kypa
Hetereptera was only a chinch
Then joy returned, and they bre
beautifully ones more.-Ne ,
Over a month since they hai
In Beaufort or Port Royal. So
inir hot, dr i. weaatr
f the Gen. Preston-some Inteoesting Re.
ou see miliseneces.
gland.. The Now Orleans Times gives
there tome interesting reminisoences of
'We Gen. John S. Preston. He is a
mob. brother-in-law of Gen. Wade Hamp.
fence ton. His estate in alisaINsippi and
dated Louisiana were vast and valuable,
ority. one tract of land, the Houmas proper.
came ty, having boon solo to Mr. John
I saw Barrow for $1,000,000 cash. This
on for plantation contained 15,000 acres,
,as to 6,000 of which are now under the
th to highest cultivation. The Times
. At says.
nook- "General Preston was reared up
and to believe that South Carolina coul
loped not be wrong. He is now a very old
rmar- man. His estates are gone from him
go on and the home where his people had
,t and lived for three generations was des.
so I troyed by the torch of Sherman's
-iving "The Fifteenth Corps did its work
they right well,and the old-man is home.
rd to loss. His sons died in battle. The
Illiott, gentle, manly soul of one went up to
York Heaven through the smoke which
per- wreathed the battliug legions at
dri. Shiloh. Sadly did a few , mrades
do ' lay him down after that ill-starred
rds I field which brought mourning sobs
,e uf into so many homes. A soldier and
like gentleman died when young Prdstou
1sible bit the dust- He sleeps on the banks
ound of the Tennessee, and the breeze
end aroaning through the pines chants
h re- fovever his funeral dirger The old
Lou. man is alone. By reason of eircum
free stances Will understood by his
'You friends, he ought not to be so bitterly
ley'll Gcorgia Raw.
1.Ing Decatur County has 20,988 acres
aid: in corn and 15,235 in cotton.
this Corn in Sumter and adjoining
wiok. ?ounties is suffering for rain ; and so
asses is cotton.
The crop prospect in Decatur
ation County is gloomy indeed. The
the whole county is famishing for want
nosed of rain,
ough Crop prospeots in Wilkes County
rho's are above the average, notwithetand.
neri- ing the long continued drought,
kinga Col. Logan E. Bleckloy, of Atlan.
Lor ta, has declined to accept a posi.
does- .tion on the Supreme bench of the
ash." of Hawkinsville are.bcooming alarm.
ed oin account of the long continued
n in A negro arrested in Savannah
had a fine gold watch, of- Liverpool
arish make,(Roshell) 'in his possession.
at Name of man Robert Jones. Says
. he is from Virginia.
mod. Never repeat a storf unless you
are certain it is correct, and not
Uni.. even then uniessi something Is to be
gained, either of interest to yourself
3rian or for for the good of the person con
paid corned. Tattling is a mean and
and wicked practice, and he who indulges
1p.t in its grows more fond of if in propor
tion as he as successful. If you have
the no good to say*of your neighbor,
2aded never reproach his character by tell
end- ing that which ii falso. He who tells
you the faults of others intends to tell
frothers of your faults and so the dish
-of news is handed from one to another
Sun- till the tale becomes enormous.
issed~- * *
at at An obdurate fair one in Oshikosh
mrian was told by her disconsolate lover
that visiting her was like scratching a
tick-bite ; there was such mingled
todelighit and pain in it, and the more
he scratched, the more he wanted to
r of scratch. She was so much struck by
ecid- the force of this simile, that she no
once e?fted him on tho spot.
hetick family includee many
srian varieties. The tiok that bites lovers
is the romen-tic ; the tick that wor
rian. rios the insane, the looney-tiok ;
the The tick that troubles the priests, the
into hairy-tio ; and oandidates are often
rner, disgusted by Polly-tioks. Some of
gts' th other varieties are the Calvinist.
y to tick, the atheist-tick, the pantheist.
tick, alphabet tick, the diplomat-tick
byte- and the. democrat -tick, but the worst
of all is the tradesman's "tick."
od1t Speaking of the South, the Boston .
Post says that a fire could not clean
'iest out a doomed territory more com
d in pletely than th e carpot-sbag fratorn i
an. ty, chartered and .pretected from
rthe Washington, deouoired the remnant of
g to substanoc which was the South's only
true reliance in a struggle for recovery.
era." But It is everything that labor has
vIed ;at last opened its eyes to the troth,
rorde and comprehends the vital points of
en- the situation. When the blacks muf
the fer, then they are able, to see that
made it is because the whites have suffered
'sible before them, and they reason clearly
I the from the effet to the cans.. When
nldas they finally understand that wholo
bug. States have. been impoverished, whose/
ithed prodnctive resources .once seemed
Mrk limitlese, they .are able to coneef ie
that it was was-accomplished by in
aness. from without, that, however
I ra,in commended to their approbation, have
orob. proved themselves treaohorou-, doe
struotive and cruel.