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THE SMOKY HILL AND REPUBLICAN UNION.
"WE JOIN OURSELVES TO SO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC 03? 'THE UNION."
!By IBlakely Sd Martin.
JTJCTIOjST, DAYIS CO., KZASrSS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1862.
Vol. I No. 16.
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The Irish Voice.
The "Ancient Order of Hibernians'' lias
issued a circular, dated at Philadelphia,
which contains these ringing passages:
"Arouse 3-011, Spaitaus of the Ancient
Order, and embrace the golden opportunity
ui which God intended and humanity desired;
behold the glimmering light of libeity, as
it breaks thiough the long years of dark
ness and desolation. You hear the lion's
roar in the distance it is the warning of
his approach to destroy our last remaining
hope (libeity), the biightcst inheritance of
postcniy. bleep no more the dream is
ast the hour is come so long p edieted
nnd desired the destiny of England is
sealed, and the hope of lieland brightens
in the horizon. For centuties your
country lies a Weeding victim at the
foot of the giim tyrant, who, not satis
fied with the slaughter by the gibbet and
the Ecaffold, and a hundred thousand pale,
cold and emaciated victims of starvation,
still growls with an angry passion at our
adopted country and threatens the destruc
tion of the libeily we enjoy.
" If she should dtne to tamper with the
rights of this republic, the Tiish element,
not only heie, but throughout the woiid,
will, write the history cf their injustice in
letters of blood at the point of the sword
To be picpared for such an event, it is the
duty of all organizations to resume immedi
n'cly, and take prompt action suitable to
the apcct of alr.iiid Wc augur tint the
time is short, and that a longer dclaj would
be detrlifienial to 1 1 eland and America, while
would encouiagc the menaei'-ff attitude of
. the enemy r"jardi:ig us apathetic. Thcie
are thousands in our midst sleeping in leth
argy, and insensible of the approaching
btorm, who need but be roused br those
whose out it is to set the bull in motion."
Gplniqs of Zo-xv. Quinsy Acnas.
"What ord&r if men under the most
absolute of monarchies, or the most auto
cratic of lepubiics, was ever invested with
such an odious and unjust privi'ige as that
of the sepnulo and exclusive representation
of less than half a million owners of slaves,
and in the Presidential mansion ? This in
vestment of power in the owners of one
species of properly concentrated in the au
thorities of 'the nation, and disseminated
through thirteen of the twenty-six States,
constitutes a priviliged order of men in the
community, more adverse to the rights of
all, and more pernicious to the lights of the
whole, than any order of nobility ever
known. To call government thus constitu
ted a demociac, is to insult the under
standing of mankind. It is doubly tainted
with the infection of riches and slavery.
There is no name in the language of juris
prudence that can define it no model in
the records of ancient history, or in the
political theories of Aiistotle, with which it
can be linked. It was introduced into the
Constitution of the United States by an
equivocation a representation of propertj'
under the name of persons. Little did the
members from the Fiec States imagine or
ibrseo what a sacrifice to Moloch was hid
den under the mak of this concession."
Loving and Falling in Love. Noth
ing is iudeed so common in this country as
falling iu love; yet it is not quite so com
mon to love. The one is a flower that may
bloom and wither in a night; the other is
the rich fruit from the flower that can sur
vive the sun and storm, and ripen to decay
no more. When feverish anxieties have
passed away ; when " hopes and fears that
kindle hope" have ceased; when selfish
jealousies and lovers' quan els are buried;
when' "honey moons" are long forgotten;
and" the snowy brow becomes wrinkled, and
the eye lost its moisture then does love,
worthy of the name, become the inmate of
the heart and home; lovo pure, noble, de
voted, self sacrificing, seeking not its own
but the happiness of its beloved object a
love such as youth never dreamed of or
fss A soldier, writing from the Poto
mac about "food," says : " We get a sub
stance for soup colled ' pressed vegetables.'
It iooks a good deal like a big plug of
' dog leg7 tobacco in shape and solidity, ana
is composed in part of potatoes, onions,
tsheans, garlic, parsley, parsnips, carrots, &c.
I acknowledged eating two 'China tin plates
full, .without any convulsions of nature, and
can now speak tb'e German ilanguagc with
t i i Jama-Eca b g
S !j .e IX it i xx it .
JUNCTION, THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1SG2.
VTntt'n for the tTclon.
THE TEMPEEAKCB VILLAGE:
Those who visit the lake country of West
ern and Centra! New York carry away the
most agreeable impiessions, not only of its
beautiful and vaiicd natural scenery, but
of the intelligence, industry, and material
prosperity of its people. Every where
thriving farms, showing the hand of skill
ful, and often scientific, culture, pleasant
villages, and prosperous towns, meet the
eye. The beautiful banks of the lakes are
adorned with the handsome and comfortable
residences of the farmer, and often with the
elegant mansions and highly ornamental
rounds of the retired men of business,
from the large towns, or the great metrop
olis. The Temperance Village, of which 1
speak, is one of the most pleasant, in a
region where so many are beautiful, that
it seems almost invidious to make compaii
sions. Its pleasant looking residence?,
sui rounded by yards filled with shrubbery,
and gardens where beautiful flowers and
choice fruits are peifectcd; its churches,
and schools, and its noble and flourishing
Seminary", bear witness to the cultivated
taste, and o the high moral and intellectual
character of its citizens. Those who have
waded thiough the mud of our western
villages, can appreciate the value of side
walks thiough the entire ullage, making a
promenade at all times so pleasant and
healthful. A Tree Planting Association
has adorned the walks with hundreds of
shade trees, which arc cverj' year becoming
more beautiful. The beauty of the scenery
ia much enhanced by a picturesque island,
(the only gem, I think, of its waters,)
which raises its rocky and tree-crowned
head from tho placid bo'som of the Lake
here, some four miles wide.
Sailing excursions to the island, and
drives upon the lake shore, arc among the
summer lccrcations. A stage passes daily
between the Village and the town of Au
burn (the home of Secictary Seward), and
in the season of navigation, the lake steam
boats, which daily touch at their pier, gives
them the opportunity of a sail the whole
length cf the charming L';l:e, or a speedy
access to the Central Railroad.
Now, the great secret of the enterprise,
ihiift, ar.J temporal prospeiity, of this
charming Village, is to be found in the
fact that the most influential citizens are
the firm friends of morality and religion,
and of course the earnest friends of Tern-'
peiancc, and believers in temperance stat
utes. When I Waited this place, 1 learned
that no drinking saloon, appropriately
called "shades," from its red curtains,
(and more from the probable destination of
its visitants,) was allowed in all the pre
cinct. The hotel was a temperance house;
and neither splendid saloon, or low grog
erj, was to be found in all the place.
Frequent meetings, and suitable and sen
sible remaiks from the citizens themselves,
or addresses from a liiley, a Chipman, or a
Joy, or some other able advocate of the
cause, kept the subject alive among them,
and enlightened -the young upon its great
principles. The children who sang
" The drink tint fills the drunkard's bowl
Is not the drink for me
It kills the body and the soul,
IIow sad a sight to see!
" But there's a drink so pure and clear,
The thirsty traveller lingers near
Refreshed and glad is he ;
O ! that is the drink for me ; 01 that is the
drink for me."
had learned iu their early years the songs
of temperance, aud had hardly seen a
What, then, was the consternation of the
villagers to learn that one of their own citi
zens was about to establish a distillery ?
At first the news was. scouted as utterly
incredible ; but when it was ascertained to
be a fact, all clases were aroused. Such a
disgrace and injury to their beautiful Vil
lage could not uo borne.
Even now, there were weak souls, of
whom various mischances wore reported, as
they crossed the lake in a row boat, or npon
the ice in winter, to get a jug fi.lcd at the
more accommodating stores in the small
village opposite. Let a distillery go up,
and how short a lease of life would these
poor fellows have ? and how many might
acquire the same depraved habit !
A public meeting was called in relation
to the subject ; the most intense disappro
bation of the plan was expressed, and tho
prospective injury tpthc, credit tand fpros
perity of the" place.werc clearly -depicted.
Finally, a committee was appointed to wait
upon the would-be distiller, and request
him in the name of his fellow-citizens to
relinquish an enterprise so odious to them,
aud so disastrous to ths good name and
prosperity of the village. Happily, the
appeal had the desired effect. The distil
lery was not erected; and at a subsequent
meeting the hearty thanks of his fellow
citizens rewarded his light decision and
doubtless a still small voice withiu rewarded
it still more.
Would that the people of Junction felt
the same regard for the moral stauding,
and the temporal prosperity, of their city,
as do the inhabitants of tho Temperance
Village upon the fair Ciyua.
I will only add, that in no place were
such generous and repeated contributions
given for the relief of the suffering in
Kansas. May they be rewarded a hundred
fold! And tvhen an atioeious and high
handed rebellion threatened to overthrow
our Government, and give us despotism or
anarchy, the men of the Temperance Vil
lage sprang to arms, and the women made
garments, and knit stockings for the biavc
defenders of liberty, in which good work
they are still engaged. The last company
raised in the Village and vicinity, was
attached, I think, to the New Yo:k Seventy
fifth regiment, and has just arrived at Fort
Pickens, from which place we expect soon
to hear stirring news. May success speedily
crown their efforts, the navigation of the
Mississippi be closed from obstruction, and
they be permitted to return in health and
peace to tho Temperance Village! R.S.T.
Man's Muscular Power.
SI. Qucfcist, in Amulet d' Hygiene for
1S34, reported "Experiments en the SIus
cular Force of Men of Different Ages."
The conclusions from his experiments are
that among seafaring people :
1. Muscular force increases up to forty
years of age.
2. That strength of hack, or renal force,
be ritis to diminish at an earlier ae than
3. That the renal force of a seaman of
fifty is no mere than th.it of a novice of
sixteen j'cars old.
4. That those little advanced in "', or
the Young, and those fully ad vane .1, an
equal to each other io the development of
Kcnal force, or strength of back, doubles
between the ages of cloven and fifteen years,
tuples between fifteen and forty, and after
that age decreases. Manual fore-'?, in its
augmentation and decrease, follows an
The Toot cf a Horse.
The Slock Journal remarks that the hu
man hand has often been taken to illus
trate Divine wisdom, and very well. Hut
have you ever examined your horse's hoof?
It is hardly less curious in its way. Its
parts are somewhat complicated, yet their
design is simple and obviou. Tho hoof is
not, as it appears to the careless eye, a mere
lump of insensible bone, fastened 'to the leg
by a joint. It is made up of a thin seiies
of layers, or leaves, of horn, about five
hundred in number, nicely fitted to each
other, and forming a lining to the foot itself.
Then there are as many more layer, be
longing to what is called the "eoflin bone,"
and fitted into this. These arc elastic.
Take a quire of paper, and insert the leaves
one by one into those of another quire, nnd
you will get some idea of the arrangement
of the several layers". Now tho weight of
the horserests on as many elastic springs
as there are layers in his four feet about
4,000 ; and all this is contrived not only for
the easy conveyance of the horse's own
body, but for whatever burdens may be
laid on him.
Yankee Contrivances In the new
Methodist Episcopal church, on Tremont
street, Boston, the organ-blowing U per
formed by water power ; a small stream of
Ccchituate being introduced, which does
tho work admirably, without, getting the
" sulks " and quarreling with the organist.
All the latter has to do, is to turn a stop
cock, which lets on the water, and the
organ bellows are put 'in motion, and sup
ply all the wiud desired.
In the new church spire of Rev. Dr.
Gannet, also in the City of Notions, there
is a fine chime of bells, which is to be play
ed upon by electricity, so that the performer
may cause tnem an 10 sounu exacny in tne
respective order he may desire, while seated
at a key board similar to that of an organ.
jJ5T People should never kiss one of their
own sex we never kissed a boy in onr life
except occasionally a temptingly sweet
and pretty Tomboy. Such rapturous
Matrimony. Some slanderous bachelor
says its " much joy" when you 6rst get'
married oui 11s morey aicy auer ayear.orw.
m m m
95SF Th'e eldest of a ballet company, of I
nny grris aauciog at xrurjr -uaue ineaire,
London, is nine years of age. i-
GENEKAI, McCLELLAirS DREAM.
The following is from the pen of Wesley
liradshaw, Esq., and makes a fitting com
panion to " Washington's Vision," which
sketch, written by Sir. IJradshaw at the
commencement of onr national difficulties,
was widely copied bj the press, nnd com
mended by Edward Everett as " teach
ing a highly important lesson to every true
lover of his country":
Two o'clock of the third night after Gen
eral SIcClellan's arrival in Washington to
take command of the United States Army,
found that justly celebrated soldier poring
over several maps, reports of scouts, &c.
As the hour came tolling through the
night, together with the dull rumbling of
army wagons and artillery wheels, the
wearied hero, pushing from him bis maps
and reports, leaned his forehead on his
folded arms, upon the table before him,
and fell into a sleep so that even the occa
sional booming of the heavy guns, being
placed in position on the entrenchments,
wa insufficient (0 disturb it.
" 1 could not have been slumbering thus
more than ten minute," said the General
to an intimate friend, to whom he related
the strange narrative, " wheu I thought the
door of my room, which I had carefully
locked, was thrown suddenly open, and
some one strode to me, and laying a hand
upon my shoulder, said, in a slow solemn
"' General ITcClcllun, do you sleep at
your jwst ? House on, or ere it can be
prevented the Joe icill be on Washington ! '
" Never before in my life have I heard a
voice possessing tho commanding and even
terrible tone of the one that addressed to me
these fearful words. And the sensation that
pasod through mo, as it fell upon my ears,
and I cowesingly shrunk into myself at the
thought of my own negligence, I can only
eompaio it to tho whistling shrieking sweep
of a storm of grape shot, discharged di
rectly through my brain. I could not move,
however, although I triod hardly to raise
:nv head from the table. As a sense of
my willingness, and 'et helplessness to
the unknown intruder oppressed me, I once
more heard that same slow, solemn voice
"' General McClcllan, do you sleep at
' There was a peculiarity about it this
time; it seemed as though I a mere atom
of matter was suppended in the centre of
an infinite ppace, and that the voice came
from a hollow distance all around me. As
the last word was uttered I regained, by
some Jilt and jet unknown power, my
volition, and with the change the grape
shot discharge sensation iu my brain ceased,
and a strange but new one seized my heart;
oneasofahugo rough icicle being sawed
back and forth through and through me.
" I started up, or rather I should say I
thought I started up, for whether I was
awake or asleep I am utterly unable to
decide. Sly first thought was about my
maps, and before my eye-lids, had hal
opened my hand was grasping them. But
this was all. The table was still before me,
and the maps, all crumbled in ray tighten
ing clutch, wore still before me; but every
thing else had disappeared. The furniture
was gone, tho ceiling was not to be seen.
All I saw was the tableau I am about to
describe to you.
"My gaze was turned Southward, and
there, spread out before me, was a living
maji. That is the ouly expression I cau
think of as befitting the scene. In one
graud couj) (Tozil my eye took in the whole
expanse of country, as far south as the Gulf
of Mexico, and from the Atlantic ocean on
the cast to the Slississippi river wcstwardly.
Before fully fixing 1113- attention upon the
immense scene, however, I thought of the
mysterious visitant, whose voice I had heard
but a moment previous, and I looked toward
him. An apparition stood on my left some
what in front, at a distance of about six feet
from me. I sought for his features, hoping
to recognize him. But I was disappointed,
for the statue-like figure was naught but n
vapor, a cloud, having only the general
outlines of a nuu. This troubled me, and
I was turning the matter over in my mind,
when the shadowy visitor, in the same slow
solemn tone as before, said :
" 'General McClcllan, your time is short!
Look to the Southward ! '
"I felt unable to resist this command,
even had I wished to do so, and again,
therefore, my eyes were cast over the living
map. Out on the Atlantic I saw the
various vessels of tho blockading squadron
looming up with the most perfect distinct
ness in the bright moonshine, that illumined
every thing with a strong, but mellow light.
I saw Charleston harbor and its forts, with
their pacing sentinels, and their sullen look
ing barbette guns- My eyes followed the
ocean line all the way round into ibe Gulf,
to New Orleans, and thence up the Slissis
sippi. Fort Pickens, and in fact every
fortification along this watery boundary, I
beheld with as much distinctness as you,
sir, see that Corporals guard passing there.
This sight filled me with delightful sur
prise; but it would be utterly impossible
for jne to describe the ecstatic amazement
.that .followed, as irithin the limits I men
tion, my eyes took in, in a minute, but
with lightning-like detail, every mountain
range, every hill, every valley, every forest,
every' meadowy everyr river; erery rivulet,1
every-'dty, 'every vtlfage, every camp, every
tent, every body of men, every sentinel,
earthwork, every cannon, and I may say,
dispensing with further detail, every living
and every dead thing, no matter what its
height or bulk. My blood seemed to stop
in its channels with joy, as I thought that
the knowledge, and thereby advantage, thus
given to me, would insure a speedy and
happy termination of the war. And this
one idea was engrossing my mind, when
once more, that slow solemn voice said :
'" General JJcC'lellau, lake your map
and note ichat you behold. Tarry not ;
your time is short.'
" I started, nnd glnnping at the unearthly
speaker sa'w him extend his arm and point
" Still I saw no features.
" Smoothing out the largest and most accu
rate one of my maps, I seized a pencil, and
once more bent my gaze out over the living
map. As I looked this time, a cold thrill
ing chill rau over, and the huge rough icicle
again began its sawing motion through my
heart. For, as, pencil in hand, I compared
the map with tlje living map, 1 saw
misses of tne enemy's forces being hurried
to certain points sof as to thwart movements
that, withn a day or two, I intended to
make at those identical points ; whiie on
two particular approaches to Washington I
beheld heavy col'tmns of the Foe posted fvr
a concentrated attack that I instantly saw
must succeed in its object unless speedily
" ' Treachery ! treachery !' cried I, in
despair. And, as before, my blood seemed
to stop in its channels for joy, it now did
so for fjar. Buin and defeat seemed to
stare me in the face. At this dreadful
moment that same slow solemn voice struck
once more upon my ears, saying :
"' General McClcllan. you hare been
betrayed! and, had not God willed it
otherwise, ere the sun of to morroic had set,
the confederate flag would have floated
above the Capitol and your omi grave.
But note ichut you sec! Your time is
short ! Tarry not P
"Ere the words had left the lips of my
vapory Sleutor, my pencil was flying with
the speed of thought, transferring to the
map before me all that I saw upon the living
map. Some mysterious and unearthly
influence was upon me, and I noted aud
rec.irded the minu'est point I beheld with'
out the slightest effort, delay or mistake
At last the task was done, and my pencil
dropped from my fingers. For awhile pre
vious to this, however, I had become con
scious that there was a shining of light on
my left, that steadily increased until the
moment I ceased my task, when it became
in an instant more intense than the noonday
sun. Qaickly I raised my cj'cs, and never,
were I to live forever, should I forget what
I paw. The dim shadowy figure was no
longer a dim shadowy figure, but the glo
rified and refulgent Spirit of Washington,
the Father of his Country and now a second
time its Saviour.
" My friend, it would be utterly useless
for me to attempt to describe the mighty
returned spirit. I can only say that Wash
ington, as I beheld him in my dream, or
trance, as you may choose to term it, was
the most God like being I could have ever
conceived of. Like a weak dazzled bird I
sat gazing at the heavenly vision. From
the sweet and silent repose of Mount Ver
non our Washington had risen to once more
encircle and raise up, with his saving arm,
our fallen, bleeding country. As I con
tinued looking an cxprcsion of sublime
benignity came gentty upon his visage, and
for the last time I heard that slow solemn
voice saying to mo something like this :
"'General McClcllan, While yet in the
flesh I behold the birth of the American
Kepublic. It was indeed a hard and bloody
one, but God's blessing was upon the nation,
and therefore, through this, her FiitST great
struggle for existence, lie sustaioed her,
and with 1113 mighty hand brought her out
triumphantly. A century baa not passed
since then, and yet the Child Republic has
taken her position, a peer, with nations
whose page of history extends for ages into
the pat. She has since those dark days,
by the favor of God, greatly prospered.
And now, by very reason of this prosperity
she has been brought to her second great
struggle. This is by far the most peril
ous ordeal she has to endure. Passing as
she is from childhood to opening maturity,
she is called on to accomplish thai vast
result, sclfcong-ucst, to leani that important
lesson, self-control, ielf-rule, that in the
future will place her in the van of power
and civilization. It is her that all nations
have bithertoo failed; and she, too, the
Republic of the earth, had not God willed
it otherwise, would by to morrow's sunset
have been a broken heap of stones cast up
over the final grave of human liberty.
Bat her cries have gone up out of her
borders like sweet incense unto Heaven and
she will be saved. Thus shall peace once
more come upon her, and prosperity fill her
with joy. But "ber mission will hot then
be yet " finished, for, ere another century
shall have gone by the Oppressors of the
whole earth, hating and envying her exal
tation, shall join themselves together and
raise up their hands against her. But' if
she still be found worthy of her high call
injf they shall surely be disconfittedj and
then will be ended her third, and cast
great struggle, for existence I Thence
forth,, shall .the Repubictgo on increas-.
ing .in .goodness, and 1 power . until her
border shall end only in the remotest cor
ners of tho earth, and the whole earth shall,
iciiuutii in;i cuuuuii:ir will"", uivuiuv n
Universal Republic. L"t her in her pros
perity, however, remember the Lord her
God ; let her trust be always in Him, and
sue shall never D3 ccntounueci.
" The heavenly visitant ceased speaking,
d as I siiil continued gazing npon him
rew near to me, and raised and spread out
! Iinnds- above ra No sound now nasscd
his lrps, but I felt a strange influence com
ing over me. I inclined my lieau torwaru?
to1 rcceire the blessing, tho baptism of tho
Spirit of Washington.-
"The following instant a peal of thunder
rolled in upon my cars, nnd I awoke. Tho
Vision had departed, and 1 was again sitting
in my apartment, with ever- thing exactly
a3 it was beforo I fell asleep, tcith one
exception. The map on which I hnct
dreamed I had been marking was-litcrally
coiercd with a net work of pencil marks,
signs and figures. I arose to my feet and
rubbed my eyes, and tooic a turn or iwo
about the room to convince myself that I
was really awake. I again seated myself ;"
lmr tho ii"ni!ilins were as olain as ever.
and I had before mo as complete a map and
repository of information as thongh I had
spent years in gathering and recording its
details. My mind now became contused
with tho strange and numberless ideas and.
thoughts that crowded themselves into it,
and i involuntarily sanff uown on my Knees
to seek wisdom and guidance from on High.
As I arose, refreshed in spit it, that samo
solemn voice sacnicd to esy to me, from an
infinite distance :
" Tour time is short I Tarry not ! '
" In an instant, thought became clear
and active. Hastening out couriers, with
orders to have executed cortaiu mancovrcs
at certain points, (guiding myself by that
hoic, in my eyes, unearthly map,) I threv
myself into the saddle, and long ere day
light, galloping like the tempest from post
to post and camp to camp, had the happi
ness to divert the enemy from his object,
which, my friend, I assure you. would havo
proved entirely successful by reason of tho
last piece of treachery, had not Heaven
interposed. " That map is looked upon by no human
eye savo my own, and therefore treachery
can do us no harm. I have on it every
whit of information that I need, informa
tion that the enemy would give millions to
keep from us. The fate of the war is settled.
" The rebellion truly seems very formid
able, but it is only struggling hi the path
of an avalanche. The mighty toppling mass
of national power and retribution will, until
the proper moment comes, now and then lett
slip down upon its victim forerunners of its
approach. And when the proper moment
does come, it will sweep down upon, and
forever annihihte Disunion with a thunder
that shall reverberate throughout the world
for oges npon agos to come.
uSii there will be no more Hull Run
" Ood has stretched his arm, and the
American Union is saved ! And our be
loved, Glorious Washington shall again .
rest quietly, sweetly in his tomb, until, per
haps, the' end of the prophetic century
approaches that is to bring the Republic to
her third and final struggle, when ho
may, once moro laying aside the cerements
or Slount Vernon! come, a messenger of
succor and peace, from the Groat Ruler,
who has all the nations of earth in h:s keep
ing. But that future is too vast for our
comprehension; wo ere the children of the
When Peace shall anain have folded
her bright icings, and settled upon our landf
thai strange, vnearlhfy. wonaerjtti mapt
marked while (lie Spirit eyes of WasJiing
ton looked on, shall be 2rcservca among
American archives, as a precious reminder
to the American Nation, of ichat, in their
second t.reat STRUGGLE for existence they
oiccd to God and the Glorified Spirit of
" Vrily the ways of God are above tho
understanding of man."
AVery Religious CoLo.NEL.-One of tho
7r.nl on I Chanlaina of tho Potomac called OU
a Colonel noted for his profanity, in order
to talk about tne religious interests 01 du
men. lie was politely received and Uck
oned in a seat on a chest. " Colonel,'
said he. " you have one of the finest regi-
mcnt3 in tue army. "1 turn eo, re
filicd thft Colonel. " Du you think YOU
pay sufficient attention to the religions in
struction of your men ?" " Well, P don't
know," replied th&Uolor.ei. " a. nveiy
intcrest has beeu awatcned in the
Rfifriment : the Lord has blessed the labors
of hi3 servants, and ten men have already
been baptised." (This wa3 a rival regi
ment. " Is that so, 'pon honor," asked
the Colonel.. "Yes sir." "Sergeant"
said, the Colonel to an attending orderly,
" have fifteen men detailed immediately to
be baptised. .I'll be d d if I'll be out
done in any respect !" The Chaplain took
a note of the interview and left.
$3T A first rate joke tock place laiely
in our court room. 'A woman was testifying-
in behalf .of" her son;, arid swore "that
he bad worked on farm e jef since he was
born." The lawyer who croM-exaied
ber, saidr "Torn assert that ywir so
worked on ffkrm,'cTcr iiice he wif ber?'
"I do." 'x t ' . 4t '
-" What did he do' the first year ?"V. '
'? He milked Pi The lawyer eviporatcdV
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