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Planting trees has been a favorite em
ployment of some great men. It is said
that Daniel 'Webster was very fond of it.
If we wish to erect some standing memorial
of ourselves we can do it easily and cheaply
by planting trees. These may remain long
after we shall be sleeping in our graves.
Our names will be associated with them.
Thus, in their recollection wc shall live
perhaps for many generations. Our mem
ory, thus handed down, will have do other
than pleasant thoughts connected with it.
The desire of a happy posthumous fame is
very natural with man. The reason, I sup
pose, is that we have implanted within us a
strong desire for immortality. All men,
in some form, leave a memorial of them
selves they have done something by which
they will be remembered after their decease.
But, alas I how few of our race have per
formed any deeds that can justly be re
garded as trulv noble. How many men
live in our memories merely because of
their. shameful conduct: We would torgct
them if we could. Indeed, it. is pleasaut
to think that sooner or later the memory ol
the wicked shall perish. It is only bene
factors of the human race that shall be had
in everlasting remembrance. Upon their
good deeds we -all love to dwell. We
delight to spaik of the man, whether living
or dead, who has 'been in a measure for
getful of his ow personal interests, and
has sought the welfare of ids fellow crea
tures. He manifests something of the
nobleness of that nature winch the Author
of our being implanted within us, when he
gave us an existence. If we act, not only
with benevolence, but also with wisdom
wc shall have refereuco to the future as
well as to the present we shall not be
unmindful of the fact that generations to
come may receive benefit from our judicious
forethought. Planting trees U not the otih
way iu which we may be Useful for a long
time to come. But it is obviously one
way, nd therefore, as benefactors of our
race, we have a good motive to engage in it.
Several reasons tnav be unrcd in favor of
cultivating trees somewhat extensively in
this rcf iou of country. We need them for
a protection against the wind. All resi
dents know that the wind blows furiously
over our widely extended plain. Its meets
with few obstructions from blufls or clumps
of trees. We have no high mountains or
large forests to lessen its force ; hence we
fee? the wind like ships upon the broad
ocean. It is obvious that the more trees
arc planted the more the force of the wind
will be broken. It is true that a few trees
will not have any perceptible effect upon
the wind; but wlien their number is mul
tiplied, as wc hope it may be in the course
of years, the wind will sensibly abate.
Every man, then, who makes Mny prctcn
sions to an enlightened benevolence will
strivo to do his part towards the grand
final result. But if his soul is so contracted
that he cannot exteud his thoughts beyond
the limits of his own farm or village lot,
still let him plant trees. In a .short time
he himself may sit beneath their cooling
shade. And if he plants in considerable
numbers to the windward side of his house,
he may himself live long enough to enjoy a
very considerable protection from the wind.
Another reason iu favor of planting trees
is that they are a very great ornament to
any place. No man can look upon our
broad prairies, especially in tiie fall and
winter, without a feeling of dreariness.
There are but few objects to break the
monotony of the scenery. Here and there
a few rocky bluffs are seen. Upon the
margins of our streams, a few trees rear
their heads a little above the common level
of the earth; still we find but litttle diver
sity of the scene. Heuce it is that so many
persons have' become tired with prairie life.
The eye is not sufficiently gratified with
new aud striking objects. 1 is for this
reason perhaps as much as For any other
that many persons of cultivated mindsand
delicate tastes prefer the eastern hills, with
all their barrenness, to western prairies,
with all their fertility. Man's happiness
consists not merely in a full supply of food,
but also in the gratification of some of the
most refined feelings of his nature, hence,
if we would make our western homes pleas
ant, we must throw around them some of
the charms which a variety of scenery pro
duces. Wc cannot rear up mountains; but
we can plant trees. We can scatter them,
in Buiuble locations, profusely over our
broad piairies. We can thus make a seen-
ery tnat win ue csve-"B,j' TC4UU,tt"
The God of nature has done much .for us.
It only needs the hand of the diligent man
to render our farms and villages places of
delight for the eye to rest upon. It is well
known that almost every ooay iovcsirces.
multitudes perhaps cannot tell why it is so.
They cannot analyze the principles of
beauty. They know not how much pleas
ure they derived from the eight of trees, in
their distant homes, until they came to this
almost treeless land, tfoir, they feel an
undefinable want of something, vhich they
once enjoyed. What this something is they
would soon learn if they could once more
feast their eyes with the Eight of a native
forest, upon the rugged hills, with gurgling
brooks in valleys beneath them. If hus
bands wish to make themselves contented
upon the open prairie, and especially if they
desire to have their wives good-natured and
pleasant, they must plant trees. Do what
else they will, they will fail of making a
happy home, unless they plant trees arouud
Another reason for planting trees isj they
will be needed for fuel and timber. This
argument you cm at ouce comprehend.
Perhaps soon wc shall use coal principally
for fuel. But even in this case some wood
will be needed. We shall also want it for
building, and many other purposes, which
it is needless to mention. The present
amount of timber will not last a great man'
years. A supply for the future should "at
ouce be grown.
Another reason for plauting trees is that
they will help to produce rain.. Of this
result there can be no reasonable doubt.
Scientific men, who have carefully examined
the subject by extended observation, have
told us that large forests have an intimate
connection with a supply of rain. Probably
ono great reason why we are troubled with
a scarcity of rain is the want of native
forests, in a wide extent of country around
us. Every green trie collects a small
amount of moisture thus, where trees
abound, a large amount of moisture is col
lected ; swamps and springs are formed,
exhalations arise and make clouds, and
streams take their rise. Then, let every
man, iu his. limited way, become a rain
maker. lie need have no fears of impiety
in this beucvolent work; he is only' acting
in accordance with the laws of nature, which
are the laws of God,
My last reason fur planting trees is, that
we shall thereby secure a good amount of
the best kind of music. The birds will
come around our homes, and sing us their
sweetest songs without asking any other
pay than that of being let alone. Is not
this a simple and yet good way of getting
up concerts? Biids now arc scarce because
trees are scarce ; multiply the latter and the
former will abound.
In view of the above reasons, who will
not at once begin the good work of planting
trees ? If you have only a village lot, put
out trees iu front of your house, aud where
ever els 2 a convenient placo can be spared.
f you own a farm, plow up several acres of
grass the coming season ; next year, plow
it quite deep, and sow your seed, or plant
the small trees; afterwards cultivate the
grouud a few years, and soon you will Have
a grove that will be an ornament to your
place, and moreover have a greater pecu
niary value than any other piece of land
ou your farm. Don't be afruid of several
acres of trees. Laid i9 now abundant and
cheap. You will find the large grove ever'
way a good investment. Your neighbors
will soon call you a wise man, and 'our
children will rise up aud sing your praises
over your grave. W.T.
Delaware for Freedom.
A bill is to be introduced into the Legis
lature of Delaware to abolish Slavery in
that State. By this bill it is provided that
all slaves over thirty-five years of age shall
be freed within ninety days after it becomes
law; all under thirty-five shall become free
on reaching that age ; all males born after
the bill bicomes law, are to be slaves till
they are twenty-one, and females till they
are eighteen ; and all slavery is to ceaae
after January 1st, 1872. These provisions
arc made conditional upon this, that " Con
gress will, at its prcsont session, engage to
pay to the State of Delaware, in bonds of
the United States; bearing interest at the
rate of six per centum per annum, the sum
of 900,000, in ten annual installments,
$90,000 to be payable on some day before
the 1st day of September, 1802, to estab
lish a fund for securing full and fair com
pensation to the owners of slaves who shall
have been divested of their property by
force of the act in question."
Delaware has, according to the census of
1SG0, eighteen hundred and five slaves,
aud the sum asked of Congress for their
gradual emancipation amounts to five hun
dred dollars a head, which is a fair price.
The Wilmington Jtqmblicmi says that
many of "the largest slaveholders arc in
favor of this bill, and that " many of the
slaveholders would gladly exchange their
slaves for money, which they couH use in
payment for their lands and contemplated
If this measure comes up before Con
gress for its response, we hope that body
will make it a condition to the natioual
assistance, that the State of Delaware shall
engage itself to provide by sufficient laws,
for the rights of the freed men, and also
for their education.
m m m
A Lik Squelciied. The Chicago Trib
tine says, the silly story, first broached in
Congress, that on the publication of Mr.
Cameron's Report five Illinois regiments
laid down their arms and refused to serve
their country, is without a shadow of foun
dation. It had its. origin, as we gather
from the proceeding of the House, in some
random talk indulged in by the Hoa. John
A. Logan, which was as far from the truth
as any of his speeches ; and it is merciful
tn suDTKise that this gentleman was " un
duly excited" when he indulged in a canard
so predjudicial to the loyalty of his State.
Illinois toliowa me nag, ana n irwjw
never lay d.OTW theX"81
CJ3LA.RG-K BAYONETS 1
BESI'l.CTFl'I.LY DEDICATED TO LDWIX Si. STAXT05.
Down in storm clonds shame and sorrows
Sinks the sun of Treason's Day
And for us a glorious Morrow
O'er the Uxio.v sheds iU ray.
Hark our sturdy Stanton calling
" It has dawned ; it shall not set.
Steel to steel their souls apalling.
Charge them with the bayonet!"
Waste no powder at a distance ;
Man to man the contest be.
Tyrant's tools make poor resistance
To the onset of the free.
Yet they boasted Oh ! how loudly
Till on Roanoke's isle we met
Xow, whose flag floats there so proudly
Whose the conquering bayonet ?
Stalwart Northmen labor made 3ou
Not for " mud sills" of the South,
Xot to serve them which betrayed 3011
Willi the dust Upon y'oiir mouth ;
Rut to grasp the arms of glory,
And with hearts en honor set,
To rewrite your nation's story
With the Freeman's bayonet.
In the flag, by treason riven,
God is. setting back each star
Snatched a single night to heavflk
As the meteors of our war.
They have lcd4te, they shall lead us,
Conquering and to coiiUur yet,
Wheresoe'er fair freedom need us
With the Union b-iyoncti
Be our sotlU, then, high uplifted
'l'o the God who blest Right ;
Iris, our strength, and with that gifted,
Death is triumph weakness might.
He hath borne our banner for us ;
On our foes His curse i1 set
Seals He still our arms victorious
Charge thein with the bayonet !
From the West imperial sweeping,
Closing from the stormy sea,
Drive them for a glorious reaping
ly the war-scythe ot the Free.
J'roud Manassas looms defiance,
Lastrat'all their strongholds ; let
Northern Freemen God's Alli.tucv.
Win tu.t with the bayonet!
Si'KNCwi W. Conk,
Col. Com'-' Gist Reir't N Y. V.
David on the Rebellion.
ProfesW Park, of Andover, has a paper
in the The Bibliothecu Sacra for January,
which is curious, if net in all respects con
vincing, and will be likely to fall in with
popular sentiment. It is on the -4 Impre
catory Psalms viewed in the light of the
Southern Itebellion." The title would have
been as well reversed, and made to read:
The Southern Itebellion viewed in the light
of the Imprecatory Psalms. The writer
brings his usual ability to the subject, and
defending - the temper of the Psalmist in
his imprecations," boldly dismisses, in the
consideration of the present exigency, all
false aud rose-water philanthropy. While
we arc averse to that rarifying process of
Biblical interpretation which sees a direct
application of prophecy or other Scripture
to every event of human life, it is certain
that we may find there the guidance of
uuiversal- princijtles, and even, in most
cases, of closely corresponding experiences.
With the general tone of Professor Park's
article, which is nervous, manly, Christianly
aud patriotic, we heartily concur. lie says,
iu effect, iet the wicked and rebellious be
destroyed, even though their children be
fatherless, and their wives widows, that the
whole laud perish not. I he following par
a raph, upon an incident which will bo of
historic interest, daguerreotypes the almost
unanimous feeling of the North upon the
-' One day when the army of the rebels
was reported and believed to be within a
march of thirty hours of Washington ; when
the bridges were burned and the railways
demolished, the wires of tho telegraph cut
so that the friends of our Union could afford
no relief, nor even transmit a message to
their civil fathers ; when the city of Balti
utore had insulted and stoned and butchered
our soldiers, our neighbors, our friends;
and in her. streets the life of our President
elect hid just been deemed insecure, the
query reverberated through New England :
-What can be done?' The spontaneous
answer was: -Through Baltimore.' The
ark of God must be rescued. The archives
of the nation must be preserved. The tem
ple of virtue must be kept inviolate. The
jewels of our father? must not be vilely cast
away, - Through Baltimore, was the ttinii
inn- watchword of generous men and pitying
women and weeping children. And as I
stood in a crowd before a public edifice in
one of our commercial capitals, suddenly I
saw a placard hung out on the wall, - Balti
more is to be shelled this day.' - we are
glad of it, was the instant shout of sober
men, considerate men, humane men. They
knewtherhorrors of the bombardment. Some
of them had property which would be de
stroyed bv it. Hut the tahalion of (lie
people that is the controlling idea. Tte
triumph of freedom Uirovgnout vie icorm
that is the dominant tnougnt. in me can
nonading of that town, tho hearts of many
innocent women will be wrung with an
guish ; many defcuceless babes will be torn
away from all that, might solace their com
ing years. Bat the hope of the tcorld it in
the protpcrity of this land. ' We are g'.ad
ot ir, was the irrepressioie suoui. a-, wiyu
np from the depths of civilized humanity.
It came from men, not as individuals, but
as the representatives of the race. It came
from the constitution of th3 human soul.
We are glad not at the tears and heart
aches of misguided citizens, but 'glad' at
thft triuatnh of nrinciple, the victory o
riwht. the rolline .onward of -the vchaxiQt of
1 " xi 1 t.'- .. Toi.fmfwdiaiflnt-- I
,4W -fcHiUllgU Mi. vv "vw-v
New Made Patriots.
. It is wonderful what a.difference a Union
victory makes in the way that some people
regard the rebellion. There are follows
around who have tor months been decrying
the war, who have been persistently arguing
that the Government could never "conquer
the South" j that the longer the ar con
tinued the stronger and more determined
the rebels would become, and that the only
true policy was to recognize the Southern
Ooufcdrtrncy. The Union army has been
the constant butt of their remarks, and
Bull Bun and Big Bethel were standing
jokes with them. They secretly applauded
at every reverse, and sneered at and depre
preciatod every victory of the Government
arms. But now, when General Scott's big
snake begins to contract in earnest, when
the rebels find themselves flanked in all
directions; when the eastern coast is at
last opened to our advance, and we have
effected an opening through the very heart
of jrebeldom, indicating and promising a
speedy wiping out of the traitors from the
face of the earth these fellows begin to
sing a different tunc, and to talk in the
moat patriotic manner of the cuuso of the
Uulon, and the villainy of the rebels, aud
are even ready to pledge their lives, their
fortunes, and sacred honor for the support
of the Government.' The North just now
is full of these new mado patriots. It is
astonishing to see their zeal uow-a-days for
tho war! We would suggest, however,
that the Government owes them small
thanks for their sudden ardor in its cause.
When the nation was in gloom and dismay
when treason was jubilant and audacious
when the three months recruits demanded
to be discharged these now noisy friends
of the Government were then the equally
noisy detainers of what they termed its
imbecilities and failures. It is well to
mark such men. They are known for their
vituperation of Republicanism, and their
sickly adulation of the rebel leaders. We
venture the assertion that there is not a
man who reads this paragiaph but knows
men such a1? those to whom we now refer,
and who could, if necessary, point to these
individuals daily iu the streets.
To the Missouri Jiepullican :
Will tho editor of the Republican permit
a few prisoners, taken at Fort Donelson, to
return, through the columns of his iufluen
tial paper, our grateful and heartfelt thanks
to Capt. Patterson aud the officers and
crew of the steamer John Warner, for their
attentions and kind treatment from Fort
Donelson to Cairo ; and Capt. Throckmor
ton and officers and crew of the steamer
Florence, for their kindness and courtesy
from Cairo to St. Louis. It was such
throughout as would be accorded to distin
guished guests rather than to prisoners of
war. Whatever may be our fate, it will
form to us a green spot upon memory's
wastes, and wc hope that a generous South
will remember and requite such treatment
as it deserves. We are also under many
obligations to the officers and soldiery of
United States army for ihcir uniform kind
ness and courtesy. I am sir, your obedient
servant, John b. Garvin,
Major, Com'ding 3d Ala. Battalion.
Directing the Western Battles.
General McClellan sat by the telegraph
operator at his headquarters, Sunday ; Gen.
Buell did the same at Louisville, and Gen,
Hallcck at St. Louis, aud the circuit being
made complete between the three, they
conversed uninterruptedly for hours on the
pending battle at Fort Donelson, and made
all the orders and dispositions of forces to
perfect the victory and pursue the broken
enemy. The battle was fought, we may
say, almost under the eye of General
McClellan. So remarkable an achievement
has seldom adoi ned science. Will not the
New York Tribune and Cincinnati Gazette,
however, be vexed to learn that General
McClellan is not confining his attention
exclusively to the army of the Potomac.
The Congressional warriors, who have been
neglecting legislation, in their fretful desire
to direct the movements of the lrmy, find
themselves suddenly left far in the rear by
General McClellan. Tbey will now, per
haps, stop carrying on the war and devote
their attention to the Tax Bill, and other
matters more pertinent to their peesence in
A Permaneat Peaca.
We are rapidly conquering a peace. It
should be so conquered as to leave no issues
or elements for future disturbance or war.
We must have a permanent peace. Nulli
fication, the right of secession, must he
thoroughly crushed out. No local institu
tion, least of all a hateful sectional barbar
ism, must be set up as superior to the Con
stitution of the United States, as above the
Government and the people?-a Jawless
power of despotism that may oppress
and defy white men as well as black.
The question must be settled for all time to
come, and treason so thoroughly hedged in,
that on its first manifestation the 'thunder
bolts of a nation's vengeance shall fall upon
it with terrible retribution. This war fin
ished, and the complete supremacy of the
Union restored, free institutions should be
placed- oa a basis never again to he shaken,
The War for tho Union.
The glofiou3 victories recently achieved
by tho Federal army in defence of tho
Constitution and the Union, have thrilled
tho hearts of patriots everywhere with
unspeakable joy. If the backbone of
rebellion is not already broken,- it has
received a wound from which it will never
recover. The country has become impa
tient on account of the --masterly inactivity"
of the past, but there is to be action here
after, and henceforth the battle-cry will bo
- onward to victory I" till tho rebellion is
crushed, and the old flag shall float again
over every portiou of our country. Al
ready it waves In every State but three, and
soon it will be joyfully saluted in ail parts
of our land by the old and young. Let us
no longer be discouraged, for our redemp
tion drawcth nigh. Peace, ere long, will
reign in our borders and prosperity iu our
palaces, and the pulses of trade will soon
beat with their cceustomed regularity and
freedom. A few more victories liko that
achieved at Douelson, and the rebellion
will be crushed ! Let us not despair, nor
even repine, fur we still have a government;
our glorious institutions are to be perpetua
ted, the Constitution of the Uuited States
respected aud the laws of the land 'obeyed.
In a short time the Mississippi wiil be
open to the trade of the West, aud a mighty
impetus will be given to every branch- of
industry. Prices then will largely ad
vance, and it is encouraging to" the far
mers of tho West, to know that produce
has already advanced. Pork has advanced
iu a few days 81.25 to 1.50 per hundred
pounds ! Let the farmers take notice !
Wheat mint advance, and those who can
hold on three months will realize a hand
One of the most encouraging features is,
that as our brave arm penetrates south,
into Tennessee aud Alabama, thu old flag
is welcomed and hailed with joy by thous
ands of loyal men who have been subdued
and crushed by this accursed rebellion.
There arc doubtless tens of thousands of
Union men scattered throughout the South
ern States. Let us thank God and tako
A Brief Heply. Burnside is one of
the Generals " that do not issue proclama
tions." He is a man of actions not of
words. This was shown by his speech"
on the reception of a flag presented
to him at Washington, at an early peri
od of the war. After the spokesman
of thc donors had delivered a flattering
speech, and had presented the flag, B'irn--side
received it with an air of satisfaction
on his countenance, made a very courteous,
bow, and said : - Very much obligd. to,
you ! very much "obliged to you ! Jbra
on, men!" That is it. No words to spare,.
' Move on men."
A Noble Move. There has been.. 3
meeting of the merchants of Philadelphia
for the purpose of raising funds for a most,
laudable object. Several gentlemen haves
subscribed one thousand dollars each. The.
intention is to raise two hundred thousand.
for the maintenance and education of tho
children of Philadelphia soldiers, who fall,
in battle, defending the Union. All honor
to the noble men who havo projected so.
excellent an enterprise. Such men arc
really patriots, and entitled to tho warmest,
gratitude of all Union lovers.
The Blocade. Concerning the block-,
ade of the Southern ports, an officer of our
fleet writes that only three steamers havo
got out of Charleston in ninety days, and
only two out of Savannah In th: rigid
blockade of the French ports by Great
Britain, during the last great European
war, there was nothing that was as complete
and effective as is our present blockade,
Our blockade against vessels going in is
equally effective, which is proved by the
exorbitant prices for all foreign commodities,
throughout the Southern States.
IguThe Richmond Whip had a inttcp
articlo on the Davis administration. It
says; "Judging by rcsultjfso far, it is the
most lamentable failure in hittory, and
suggests the reflecting miad, that 'too post
signal service which that Government cat)
now render to the country is the surrender
of (he helm to better and abler hands. In.
view of the past, the present and probablp
future, the purjeont of to-morrow is a hitter
mockery, aid a miserable compensation foy.
the ruin of a free people. A child -with 4
bauble au old man with a young wife,
are partial illustrations of the .deplorable
1&.A Yankee editor remarked in a
polemical article that, though he should not
call bi3 oppouent a liar, he must say' tha
if the gentleman had intended to state what
was utterly false, he had beca iremarkably
successful in the attempt,
. m .m 0
SSTjl seems th.at several thousand pisr
tol3 hve been smuggled into the Southern
flnnfpderacv under ladies dresses. The
detectives , must ha, upon the look-put,
Cnnoljne hides many a contraDana arucie.
t& A text Uncle Sam soon expects to
preach "irom Psalm 60, verse 7; aI--
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nasas is mine,