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rriHiw RBUULAR Corauiunioationa of the Lodge of
I Good Template are held in their room is Buckland's
old Block, aery Tuesday main, Vtaitlag Brother
and 3utontn iuTlled. All who feel as inUroit la th.
eaaseof Tmprnmud th wellarotheooinnuoity,
are requested tJ- T1 r jaatfQ
J. B. BARTIjETT,
a TTORNKY AT LAW, oMia.uawdthoaraclio.of hi
A profession in. Ssndnaky aad adtuintug oonotie.
Since in Backlaod's new B ock. Room oa Stat Street,
opposite the Crognen neat. ,
Fr rRSHOST. OHIO.
JOIl.V li. CBEEAE,
ATTORJJKT AKt COUNSELLOR AT LAW, wiU
attend to Ta-al' BiM t Sandusky and adjoin
t a, counties. Fartwaatrattentioo paid to tbeoolleetioa
of Claims. Soldier' Back Pay, Bounty and Pension
elaim promptly aitandad to. .
OFFICE Troat, orur room, p-tairs, Tyler Bloek,
rBKMOKT, OHIO. -rakaaanrliMMa.
i . , . .:
. avsain, ' row".
TTORNKIES AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, and
A Solicitor i. Obaacery; will attend to professional
r . a .. . mnii ulintnin. itAnnti... OtttM.
. I .tn. Maekland' NfiWBl'
OUUBMI IB , , a
Tl.-nt FREMONT, OHIO.
JOHN M. LEMMOX,
A TTORSEY AT LAW and Notary rMc Aleo en
A taonaedenttorooUeotsoBOfallklooaof Military,
AtouatT.aad Pension CUima. -
.LI Dai, OHIO. -Myl
if. E HOBD)
TTORNIY AT I.AW ' Offio In Buckland's New
L Bloek, fBKMONT. OHIO. fjM
. TfORNEY AT LAW and Notary Public. Insuraaoe,
A. Baal Estate and Oeaeral Collecting Agent for all
kind of War and Patent Claim.. -
W. F. BA1LEV. ; fi"
A TTORNEi" AT LAW. Ofno In Clapp's Bnilding,
A comer of Front and Garrison Straots,
X " ' i8ttOT, OHIO.
f . S. WU4 be U ToHtt fee Taday '
Kra .out, J Hj 1, 18 J
II. V. VIlSlOW,
ATTORNEY ANI COUNSELLOR- AT LAW, will at
lawd to r'tofeaatonal Banneel la Bandneky and ad
, oining onantieat rlpscial attantion giren to proearlng
Soldier". Par, Bounty.and Penaion.. ,
Omoa Seoond Story Tyler Block, i :
FREMONT, OHIO. .
, J. W. FAIIilAG, M. !., . .
HOMUCOPATHIC PBYSICIAN AN11 Sl'RliaOS.
OJfxM tial From 1 to 9 r. xSatorOaya, frorr.
10 a a. to S r. Partieulr attention paid to Diaeae.
-f the Throat and Lnng. OiflCE, BueUmxt Old
Mltk, aeeond floor.
FR3M )NT, OU13. April 1S64.J
II. FrBoFVOBTHM. J.,
PHYSICIAN AND STJKUEON. OSe-.Sbomo'i Block,
orer FoetOmoa, Pront Stmt,
FREMONT, 0H.0. 4lyl
J. M. COB E Vj M D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUB1BON. Qrriua Cp-.Ulri,
orer Lesher. Hat and Cap 8 tore, next door to
FREMONT, OIUO. oc'20M.
II. F. BASER, 31. !.,
PHYSiaAN AND SnRGlON. Offloe Kim'. Block,
onr Perry Clow". G-ocwy itoro,
FREMONT, OHIO, . , Utf
S. B. TAYIiOB, M. D.j
H0HCE9PATHKJ PHYSICIAN AND SURSBON
OFFICE In Vallette'a Block, orer . B. Moore'
nroaaryaad Czoekerr Star,
.. . , FREMONT, 0310. . Apl. M.
If. M. SIIAW,
DENTIST, i. prepu-ed to do all work in tlie ,Mm,
Dental Profaaaioa with promptcew and fSSE'g
vaiiefaetion to all who may need hi eemeee. ' fj II
He 1 prepared to t from a .ingle tooth to forming oora
plate U for upper and lower Jawn. Teth irxrted
oa plrot, or gold, or .ilrer plat, omoa In B ueklaad'
old Block, np-.Uir.m ,,.,
r'J . 8AL.ZM AN,
DENTIST.wlllbeln hi office, at Clyde,
the laat two week. f each Btoat, to
perform all operation rte iflre In at. pro
faxion. S.tinfucticn Itiinn'rrd In all eaa
at the old atand,
Oct. 27, Ss-iStf
DRU8G;s.Yyio4 elilttt in Prnte, blla,T)etulT
Window G ai, Patent Madieine, Faccy article
c , Fioot Buee,
FBIMOMTv OHfO.t !?" '
C. B. JUcCl'IiLiUCII,
DEALER in Drug, Medicine, Chemical, P.inta,
Oil, VarnUfaea, Dye 8lufls, Ulaat, Book. S'.atiin
ery, WallPapw, Fney)oodi,ft,cN.,Bockiand'
old Block, r ! KEMQNf , OHIO. .
S. LCIILAa & SO.VS,
DEALERS in Drugs, Medicine., Chemical, Paintr,
Oila, Tarniehea, Uje-Siufl., Ulaaa, Book., 8ution
err. Wall Paper, Faaet Oood.,Jcc o, No. 1, Buckland'e
Ola Block, FRK MON T, OHIO.
wn. A. KICU,
EALER in Dry ttood. Gmoeria, Hat A Cp, Bout
ano anoea, aercuaut iiuvnor, a;c , rnmi
. BBISIOL, V XAVLOR)
BEALXB3 ia Vrf Good, Diet flood, Uotnaatlea,
Wht'e Gooc, Woolen Goods Notion, Ac, cornfr
it and otate Street.,
EALtKt ia Dry Oooca,):eadyM4 Clothing, Gre-
U EH MON, S.HIIH Sc WlLtON,
DEALERS in Dry Good, Shiw! A Cloak., White
Good., HoaWy annate, Plean.ln, B.net,No
uon, Ac. FrantdLreeW -
SALEKS In Clothing. And Merchant Teiloring,
one ooor nprio oi naunai cut,
A. D. WIIiES'
PB0T00RAPH GALLERY, in St. Clair' Block, op-poai-itharaatOmoti,
. - .
- - FREMONT, OHIO. - M
1"1RANK K. GURNET, Proprietor. Pawenirer carried
to and from the Houae free of charge. Hitnate cor
ner of State and Front street,
rink ussua. a. hldixG.
KEiSLER k BELDIN'G, Proprie'ora. : Paiwenger car
ried to and from the Houae f ee of charge. Situ
ate earner Front and State Street..
, , FRM0NT,Ofi!0.
THOMPSON fc CO.,
HARDWARE, Store, Tin, Copper and Steet Iron
ROBERTS" fc SHEIiWOX,
DEALERS in Hardwa-e. Ni'. Store., Agricultiral
Implement, Ac, and manufacturer of Copper, Tin
and Sheet-Iron ware. Front Street.
S. B.. MOORE.
u a t n-i-a : r k-APUfwim n4 aitAatwrf. Rri.tA3U
Wftrx. lAOo-sinr '"''-. -
e. TrT. TO'AJDSWOB.TIX.
EALER ra Crockery. China. Glssswar., AcC'.app'a
S0R."K-8H0K1NG SHOP atd KTI r,..kir.g,
on Napoleon Stre.torpo;te June k Borland s
-k.ln, FRf MONT. OHIO. "
' Youds America Dinirg Saloon.
ftSmoot, Dee 7. l-4IWf
Established 1829. Vol
FREMONT,: SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO, DECEMBER 28, 1866.
J JP II
New Series, Vol. XIV, No. 52.
Coots anb Sljoes.
VERY CHEAP AT
W are now offering a new and plendid (took of
Boots & Shoes!
For the Fall Trade at naawkaUy -
Fronting by part experience, which ha taught e Terr
boor that prima adrano a ooa a th Fall Trade aom
menoe, wa hare been to the
BOSTON AND NEW YORK
market earlier than eommon,thn eonrtng oar good
at much lower prise than can be done hereafter, and wa
Intend giving onr auatomer
ALL THE BENEFIT!
Give u a Call and aatlafy yonraelwea Be
fore f arcliaalug elaewbere.
Of all kind, and Repairing, don on eh ort notice and
warranted to giro iatiafaction.
LEATHER A1VD FINDINGS!
A good rapply constant! oa hand at th lowt mar
rf Don't forget the place at the well known
ataud of H. LESHER.
; SMITH BROTHERS,
No. 4. Flnckland'a Old Block.
Frrmont, AtiR. 31, 18fifi.
POLICY! POLICY! POLICY I
The Great Question !
OUR POLICY ieertolnlyorn;oreonneo.uao toth
peop'e of thi section of country, than th Poliey
of th President or CongreM,and we propote,
As a Basis of Reconstruction,
That arery Man, Woman or Child call at th 8tora of
HOOT Sl MEG !
i And buy thamMlr a good pair or
Boots or Shoes
AT OUR VERY LOW PRICES,
And in keeping th feet dry an l warm, and head aool,
tb.j will eoon aiaeorer ire ores pian wx
atrncting th country.
-OUR POLICY, IS: "
"To bay gocde of theVannfac'nrera, Ttng th Job
ber profit. To bur Good, for Cah, earing th Mm par
eeab. To buy good, by the Package, earing t pr cant.
To boy a larg. t ek, alwaj baring what you want. To
ell goods cheaper tbau any other hunt in Ohio. To
keep rood goods, and warrant them. To bar ONE
PRICE, and SELL FOR CASH.
Having no space to enumerate onr Immense stock, w
wiUoniy uy that wa bar
EVERY STYLE AND VARIETY '.
the market sffords. and hare a racy larg amount of th
Rochester, Buffalo,- Boston,
AND OIK OWN MAKE OF
Wemanulacluie to order, . usual, and inrlleyoa all
to Inspect our magnificent stock before purchasing. W
will not fail to please yon in style and price
Call aoon at our store in Bncklaud' New Bloek.
Fremoit, Sept. !, 1868. 39el. .
Jeujclrg, Clocks, &c.
WATCHES & JEWELRY.
IS still reeelring articles In hi line, FEW S TTLK S of
Jewelry, Watches and Clocks,
irtOTACLKS, ,, m eudlea Tartety.
GOLD TENS, Warranted Best la market.
Ci" CHndSo,atthe POST OFFICE
1 FINE assortment just raoeiTad, of th latest style
J and pattern. Such
Cake Baskets, Castors, Butter Dishes,
Syrup Cups, Goblets, Sugar Baskets,
Spoon Cups, Tea Pots, Coffee Urns,
C ream Pitcher, Cups, Napkin Rings,
Brentifirst Castors, Tea Sets, &c,
Those article are plated on bent Whit Metal, and al
WiaurrsD as snoa. s ,
Misses Sets of from three to five pieces,
plated on ganinAlabata.
Plain and Tipp'd Spoons,
Tea, Coffee and Table Spoons,
Salt and Mustard Spoons,
Desert, Medium and Tatie Forks,
' Putter, Pie, Fish and Fruit Knives,
Call and see for yourselrea.
ry Post Office Building.
Fremont, Pee. S. 186.
JUST RECEIVED. fln tfortinnt nf thorn seellot
k bean Ufa li ground Cohmto Conrex Lena wiptd to
id it all and mor apt to improwt than impair th
Tiiiion, tb objkRt appearing with tb mm foree In all 41
reetiona. Also, other fine
perfect Concaro, Piano, Doobl Conearo and Convos
Lena.in SteelfSUTer unti Qold frnmm
Eye or Nose Glasses.
M orocco, Planiahed, and Herman Silver Spectacle Caeea.
rar Ctlland 8ee, at the Pout Office BaiMint.
JaneSO, IMA H. J. ZLMMKRMAN.
OF ALL KINDS.
Fairbanks, Morse & Co.,
'irS Al.-O MANCFACTrREanddealin Store ard
I 1 WarebAe Truea. Bagrage and Expraas Bar-!
pvf, iiar, mj and cotton tresses, weign-maswr.
3-sm.n'l FramM, letter and Mantfast Prosse, kt,
IIT Be oaraful to buy only th Gtnata.
Ci'laad, Jua W,186jl.
Furniture Ware Rooms.
. W. TSCIlilMV,
FTtAKES aleaaar in aanonnaing that ha haa enlarged
I aadlmaroTodhisFwrnHnrsManafaetory and War
Hoas Rooms, situated on the eorner of
Front and Garrison Street!,
Directly opporlteT. Clapp'aStore, where he la prepared
to supply all In want of Furniture with a good an arti
cle, and aa CHEAP aa any other establishment ia San
duakyoownty. P.I stock consist of : . :
Bvrtaut, TabUr, Stands, Chair; Bedstead,
PARLOR FURNITURE, and in fact every article of Fu r
aitnr. requUit to houae keeping. All description af
FnrnKnra manufactured to order and WARRANTED.
Call mt mj War Kooma.
I harwlawi fcatHi splendid HEARSE, and am prepared
to aooomeMy mnarala, fnrniabing COFFINS, Ao., In taj
us. C(FfTNS alway on hand, or mad to order im
mediately, In bay. alas oa hand
Flsk'8 Patent Metallic Burial Cases
Made of tmperiah able materials, enameled insideand oa
to prerect rnit, and the exterior bu a Ine Koeewoot
Anieh. When properly cemented the remains of the de
aesd are free from irrnption of water or the depreda
lono of Termin, and snaj without oflensire odor be kept
long- as desired, thus obriatlnc the soessltr of hasty
nriaia. I hare them of all slsee.
r.we.3k.ian.l4. . , O. W. . TSOHUHtV.
STRUCK OIL IN FREMONT!
East Side of the River!!
THE UNDERSIGNED has purchased th. wall known
formerly owned by Jesse Vannesa, and he ha. enlarged
the aam and 1 now prepared to ao a saug business in
THE TANKING , LINE, r -
WANTED 300 Cords of Bark!
tW CASH PAID FOR HIDES. 'Jgi
Tajoning dpne on Shares.
Strict attention paid to '
We solicit a share of public patronage, and will war
rant onr work satisfactory.
W. I. SUBTOOD.
Fremont, U arch 9, 186fl.-10jJ.
ARE COM IK G."
A good asaortmeot of Toy of all tort an1 sites and
JUST RECEIVED AT '
Pe r r y Close's
And warreited for nr. year. Also
ETerjthin in the Music Lice !
" AT XO. 2,
BUCKLAND'S OLD BLOCK.
Music and Jewelry Store of
E. L. CROSS.
A Larg Asaortment cf Cne
Paintings & Pictures !
OF ALL KINDS FOR
Christmas &Nsw Year Presents.
The Kedzie Filter
HAS been used turougnout tueu. ff. .rar-Tfjensni.
for many years, and it merit fal- TOfc,:!l J"
lyestablhheds. possessing erery Prac- tw.,, , ..'.m
Ileal and Scientific arrangement, for i
the purpose desired, rn: rendering rein Ve "f
or rirer water tree irosn an organic irat
ter. gasrs, color, ta'te or smell. They
are portable, durable and cheap.
For sale by
Roberta & Sheldon.
August Sl loot- Sam.
Qweet Opaponax! Th only elegant Perfume,
n fouad oa all toilet, aad isrr stains th. haodksr
MAN'S A MAN FOR A',THAT.
"A man's a man," pays Ilobeit Burn,
V; "For a, that and a that;"
But though the song be clear and slruug,
It lacks a note for a' that.
The lout who'd shirk hi daily work,
Yet claim bia wage and a' that,
Or begs when he might earn his bread,
Is not a man for a' that.
If all who dine on homely fare
Were true and brave, and a that,
And none whose garb is "hodden grey"
Was fool or knave, and a' that,
The vice and crime that shame or time
. Would fade and fall and a' that,
And ploughman be aa good aa kings,
And churls as ear!, for a' that
You see yon brawny, blustering sol, ,
Who swaggers; swears, and a' that,
And thinks because his strong right arm
Might fell an ox, and a' that,
That ne's as noble, man for roan,
As duke or lord, and a'that ;
He's but a brute, beyond dispute.
And not a man for a' that
. A man mayown a large'estate,
Have palace, park, and a' that,
" And not for birth, but honest worth,
- Be thrice a man, for a' that ;
And Donald herding on the muir,
Who beats his wife.and a' that,
Be nothing but a rascal boor,
. ;' . Nor half a man for a' that.
It comes to this, dear Robert Burns
The truth is old, and a' that
"The raijk is but the guinea stamp,
Tbe man's the gold for a' that ;'
And though you'd put the minted mark
On Co; per, brass, and a' that,
The lie ia gross, the cheat is plain,
And wlQ not pass for a' that
For a' that and a' that,
'Tis soul and heart, and a that,
That makes the king a gentleman,
And not the crown, and a' that
A nisTu with man, if rich or poor,
The best is he, and a' that
Who stands erect in self-respect,
And acts the man for a' that.
MAN'S A MAN FOR A',THAT. Miscellaneous Selections.
THE GRENADIER OF FRANCE.
For many years there was a touching
ami beautiful custom to bo witnessed in a
certain regiment of French grenadiers, and
which meant to commemorate the hero
ism of a departed comrade.
When the companies assembled for pa
rade and the roll was called, there was
one name to which its owner could not
answer it was that of La Tour d' Auver
gne. ; When it was called the, eldest ser
geant stepped forward, and raising his
hand to his cap, said proudly :
, "Died on the field of honor."
For fourteen years this custom was con
tinued, aud only ceased when the restored
Bourbons, to please their foreign masters,
forbade everything that was calculated to
preserve the spirits of the soldiers of
La Tourd' Auvergne was not unworthy
in life the honor thus paid him after his
death. He was educated for the array,
entered in 1707, and 1781 served under
the Duke de Crillon at the siege of Port
Malion. He served always with distinct
ion, but constantly "refused promotion,
savint; that he was only fit for the com
mand of a company of grenadiers; but
finally, the various grenadier companies
being united, he found himself in com
mand of a company of eight thousand
men, while retaining ODly the rank of
Hence he was known as the first Grena
dier of France.
But it is of one particular exploit of his
that we wish to write, more than his career
iu general. When he was forty years of
aoe, he went on a usit to a friend, not far
from a section of the country that was
soon to become the scene of a campaign
While there, he was busy in acquainting
himself with the features of f the country,
thinking it not unlikely that this knowl
edge might ba of use to him, and while
here the brave grenadier was astonished
to learn that the war had been rapidly
shifted to this quarter, and that a regi
ment of Austrians was pushing on to oc
cupy a narrow pass about ten miles from
where he was staying, and the possession
which would give them an opportunity of
preventing an important movement ol tbe
French which was then on foot They
hoped to surprise this post, and were mov
ing so rapidly upon it that they were not
more than two hours distant trom trie place
where he was staying, and which they
would hare to pass in their march. It
matters not how he heard the news. It is
sufficient that he determined, at once to
act upon it
lie had no idea of being captured by
the enemy in advance, and he at once set
on for the pass, lie knew that the pass
was defended by a stout tower, and a gar
rison of thirty men, and he hoped to be
able to warn the men of their danger.
He hastened on, and arriving there,
found the tower iu a perfect condition. It
had just been vacated by the garrison,
who had heard of the Ausrians and been
seized by a panic threat, and had fled,
leaving their arm?, consisting of thirty ex
La Tour d' Auvergne gnashed his teeth
with rage as he discovered this. Search
ing in the building he found several boxes
of amunition which the cowards had not
destroyed. For a moment he was in de
spair, but then with a grim smile he began
to fasten the main door, and pile against it
such articles as he could nnd.
When he had done this, he loaded all
the guus he could find, and placed them,
together with a good suply of amunition,
under tbe loop holes that commanded the
road by which the enemy must advance.
Then he ate heartily of the provisions he
had brought with him, and sat down to
wait He had absolutely formed the he
roic resolution to defend the tower alone
against the enemy.
There was some things in his favor for
such an undertaking. I he pass was steep
and narrow, and the enemy s troops could
enter it only in double files, and in doing
this would be fully exposed to the fire
from the tower. The original jriirrison
of thirty men could easily have held it
againwt a division, and now one man was
about to hold it against a regiment.
It was dark w hen La Tour d' Auvergue
reached the tower, and he had to wait
some time for the enemy. They were
longer in coming than he expected, and
for a while he was tempted to believe that
thev had abandoned expedition.
About midnight, however his practiced
ear caught the tramp of feet Every mo
ment the sound came nearer, and at last
he heard them entering the defile. Im
mediately he discharged a couple of mus
kets' into the darkness, .to let tbem know
that he know of their presence and inten
tions and he heard the quick, short com
mands of the officers, and from the sound,
he supposed the troops were retiring from
the pass. Until the morning he was un
disturbed. The Austrian commander,
feeling assured that the garrison had been
informed of his movements, and was pre.
pared to receive him, saw that he could
not surprise the post as he had hoped to
do, and deemed it prudent to wait till day
light before making his attack.
At sunrise he summoned the garrison to
surrender. A grenadier answered the
'Say to your commander," he said,- in
reply to the messenger, "thatt his garrison
will defend ' this pass to the last extre
mity." The officer who had borne the flag of
truce retired, and iu about ten minutes a
piece of artillery was brought into the pass,
and opened on the tower. But to effect
this, the piece had to be placed directly in
front of the tower, and within easy musket
range of it They had scarcely got the gun
in position, when a rapid fire opened upon
it from the tower, and continued with such
marked effect that the piece was withdrawn
after the second discharge with the loss of
This was a bad beginning, so half an
hour after the gun was withdrawn, the
Austrian Colonel ordered an assault
As the troops entered the defile, they
were received with a rapid and accurate
fire, so that when they had passed over
half the distance they had to traverse, they
had lost fifteen men. Disheartened by
this they returned to the mouth of the de
file. Three more assaults were repulsed in
this manner, and the enemy at sunset had
lost forty-five men, of whom ten were kill
ed. The firing from the tower had been
rapid and accurate, but the Austrian com
mander had noticed this peculiarity about
it every shot seemed to come from the
same place, For a while this perplexed
him, but at last he came to the conclusion
that there were a number of loopholes close
together in the tower, so constructed as to
command the ravine perfectly. .
At sunset the last assault was made and
repulsed, and at dusk the Austrian com
mander sent a second summons to the gar
rison. This time the answer was favorable.
The garrison offered to surrender at sun
rise the next morning, if allowed to march
out with with their arms and return to the
army unmolested. After some hesitntion
the terms were accepted.
Meantime La Tour d' Auvergne had
passed an anxious day in the tower. He
had opened the fight with an armament of
thirty loaded muskets, but Dad not been
able to discharge them all He had fired
with surprising rapidity, but with surpris
ing accuracy, tor it was well known in the
army that he never threw away a shot He
had determined to stand to his post until
he had accompb'shed his end, which was
to hold the place twenty-four hours, in or
der to allow the French army time to
complete its manuver. After that he
knew the pass would be of no consequence
to the enemy.
When the demand for a surrender came
to him after the last assault, he consented
to it upon the conditions named.
The next day at sunrise, the Austrian
troops lined the pass in two files extending
from tbe mouth to the tower, leaving a
space between them for the garrison to
The heavy door of the tower opened
slowly, and in a few minutes a bronzed
and scarred grenadier, literally loaded
down with muskets, came out and passed
down the line of troops. He walked with
hef.vy load. -
To the surprise of the Austrians, no one
followed him from the tower.
In astonishment the Austrian Coloael
rode np to him, and asked in French why
the garrison did not come out
"1 am the garrison Colonel, " said the
'What!" exclaimed the Colonel, "you
do not mean to tell me thrt you alone
have held that tower against me !
"I have that honor, Colonel," was the
reply. " ' '
; "What -possessed you to make such an
attempt, grenadier? -
"The honor of France was at stake."
The Colonel gazed at him for a moment
iu undisguised admiration. Then, raising
his cap he said, warmly :
"Grenadier, I salute you. You have
proved yourself the bravest of the brave,.
The officer caused all the arms which
La Tour d' Auvergne could not carry to
be collected, and sent them all, with the
grenadier, into the French lines, together
with a note, relating tbe whole affair.
When the knowledge of it came to tbe
ears of Napoleon, he offered to promote
La Tour d' Auvergne, but the latter de
clined to accept the promotion, saying that
he preferred to remain where he was.
The brave' soldier met his death in an
action at Aberhausen, in June, 1800, and
the simple and inpressive scene at roll-call
in his regiment, was commenced and con
tinued by the express command of the
Personal Recollections of Distinguished
A book bearing the above title is now
being brought forth, and from the advance
sheets procured from Harper & Brothers,
the New York Herald vouchsafes a very
friendly criticism. We reproduce a few
pictures, says the Pittsburgh Chronicle,
among which Major Negley occupies a
most honorable position ; Sherman is de
picted as the strategist, the genius of the
war, full of life, energy and originality,
but ill-tempered, egotistical and "as great
a despot at heart as was t redenck the
Great" Thomas, tbe tenacious, is a tac
tician, without originality or strategic abi:
itv of cold blood, and apparently cold
heart, "but pure as Bayard"' of colossal
mind, like Kleber, and slow in execution,
like McDonald in a word, the reverse of
Sherman. Grant' whose genius the Her-
al l was the first to appreciate and proclaim,
is the writer s hero, and he is delineated
as the perfect general the full combina
tion of the strategist, Sherman, and the
tactician, Thomas. Sherman is "as mer
curial as a Frenchman and as demonstra
tive as an Italian ; Thomas as phlegmatic
as a Dutchman and as tenacious as an En
glishman; while Grant, in every charac
teristic, in doggedness, pertinacity, posi-
tiveness and taciturnity, is . thoroughly
American and nothing else." Sheridan is
called ""an inspiration, not a general," with
out strategy and of rather erratic tactics,
but a quick, dashing fighter. A neatly
drawn parallel between him and Sherman
makes the latter's peculiar energy f bat of
the brain, inspired ;" Sheridan's "that of
the blood, lnflaraod.' Hooker is pro
nounced to be of the same school of fight
ing Generals," and one so addicted to forc
ing quarrels to direct issue that when
there is no enemy to fight he attacks his
friends. Rosseau is made "a natural lead
er of men bold and rugged of nature,
and loyal, true and affectionate to the
backbone. Buell is at once one of the
greatest generals and the greatest failures
of the war "a perfect soldier in manner,
bearing, coolness, courage and energy."
McCook is represented "an overgrown
schoolboy," whom Sherman jocosely called
the juvenile McCook." Crittenden, who
has lately been taken from private life and
made a Colonel of one of -the new regular
regiments, is described as "a lawyer, with
little legal and no military ability," and
Gilbert as "a martinet without an idea of
discipline or system- the worst kind of a
martinet" Kosecrans is made out "an
imposter on the American public, know
ing nothing of war but its tricks, more fit
to be a chief of spies than a general; ner
aous to incoherency and incapacity." uor-
don Granger, in command of a corps, is
made to appear only as a captain of a bat
tery. "Old steady" Steedman stands forth
equally brave, bold, positive, unflinching,
practical and impudent, and is tbe real
"character" of the book. Logan is the
representative General of the Western Ar
my. Negley appears the best read and
most thoroughly well informed among the
officers of the volunteer army. T. J.Wood,
captious and energetic, gets all tbe credit
for the good work of Crittenden's corps,
and is said "to hav-j furnished Crittenden
with all the military brains and formed for
him all the militarycharacter he ever had."
0. 0. Howard is, in Mr. Shanks' opinion,
"a soldier on principle, a reformer and an
enthusiast but not an exalte." "Black
Jack Logan," who is said to resemble in
person the "Jack of spades," (Sheridan is
sailed the '-Jack of Clubs,") is made out
'the same danng, enthusiastic and valor
ous fighter that Sheridan is, full of dash
and vim and go, and of a naturally warm,
enthusiastic and daring temperament;"
and a similar portrait is presented of the
adventurous Geary of Pennsylvania."
Lively New York Gossip.
"Mack" writes to the Cincinnati Com
mercial as follows, concerning some of the
notables in Gotham :
I had the pleasure of seeing one of New
York's distinguished representatives Mr.
John Morrisey tbe other day, in one of
the reading rooms of the Astor House. 1
had seen him some years ago, when be
was traveling on bis muscle when he
wore short, croppy hair, and had two fists
like two battering rams. In the Demo
cratic Congressman of to-day I tried to
recognize tbe pugilist of ten years since,
but couldn'nt nor could I even detect the
poker-player of yesterdav. John looks
quite respectable for a New York politi
cian. As betweeu him and Hernando
Wood, if I had to walk arm in arm with
both, and rely solely upon my knowledge
of physiognomy as an index to character,
I should unhesitatingly carry my pocket-
book in the Morrissey side of my panta
loons. Of course John doesn't look like
a centleman. exceDt UDon the modern the.
ory that every male person of twenty-one
years and upward, who doesn't perform
some outrageously indecent acts is a gen
tleman, or upon the principle adopted by
hotel clerks, in the disposition of rooms,
that whoever wears good broadcloth is ipse
facto an eminently respectable individual
and entitled to the first floor, front.
People in ay talk as they will of the
moral aspect of this thing of sending a
prize fighter to Congress. How much
worse is Aiornsey sober than Salisbury
drunk I And would a Congress of Morri
seys done worse than the Thirty-eighth
CoDgress did in playing into the hands of
stock speculators, jobbers and gamblers i
Let Morrissey have a chance. He may
be a good deal better than the average
New York members, and he can't be much
Perhaps I ought to say here that the
common impression about Greeleys mode
of life is not correct While in the city,
away from his home up the Hudson, he
does not, as is generally supposed, board
at the pie and pea-nut stands in the park,
nor does he sleep on a hard sofa in one of
the back rooms m the Tribune office. He
eats at the Mansion Tore and has a nice
room in Twenty-fourth street, handsomely
furnished with election returns and tariff
statistics. The rumor that when he comes
to town on Monday morning he bring five
days rations of boiled turnips from his
farm, to last him till Friday night, when
he returns to his rural home, is also with
out foundation. ' He has recently made
1100,000 out of his "Conflict," and ieels
quite neb, of course. In fact tt was said
he was seen, the other day,' hanging, as it
were, on the verge of a tailors shop in the
Bowery. the establishment of a Mr. Max
Roseafeldstein. and people need not be
surprised to hear of Greelay's having a
new coal before many days.
The Bourdoir, the best fashion authority
in New York, has the following gossip
Bonnets. Almost without exceptions
the material employed in winter bonnets,
is velvet The front half is usually made
of plaited velvet spreading on the margin
and converging to a point in the middle-
in short, the front half consists of a vel
vet fan. The back half is usually a plain
piece of velvet, oval shaped, dotted with
Mets. Bandeaux of bright colored velvet
cross tbe bonnet in tront, and in some
cases are continued all around. The pre
vailing trimming consists of plumes.
Hats. These are, and will continue to
be, very fashionable. The newest are
made of light gray felt, and have a low
crown, which is round like that of the
melon shaped hat; the brim is narrow and
lowered on the forehead ; a band of feath
ers surrounds the crown, and two flowers
are fastened at the side ; a red rose and a
white rose a streaked pink and a white
pink, etc , etc. Another, and a very co
quettish hat, is made of felt, and has a turn
up brim; it is covered with black lace,
thickly worked over with jet : this takes
the form of a star, and covers the hat en
tirely ; the lace is festooned round the brim
and a tuft of flowers is added at the sides.
"Well" said an old gentleman the other
day, "I have been forty-seven years in the
business, and can say what very few men
can after such an experience ; in all that
time, my friend, I never disappointed but
one single creditor. "Bless me, what an
example for our young mercantile com
munity!" replied the person addressed;
"what a pity that one time occurred. How
was it r "Why, responded the old gen
tleman, "I paid the debt when it became
due, and I never in all my life saw a man
io Mtomibed m tie creditor was,"
A Little Nonsense.
Why is a selfish friend like the letter
P 1 Because, though he is the first in pity,
he is the last in help. .
The men who jump at conclusions sel
dom reach any that are worth having.
These must be got by climbing.
As the quickest way to make a fortune,
acotemporary suggests marrying a fashion
able young lady and selling her clothes.
A precept of the Hindoo law says,
"Strike not even with a blossom, a wife,
though she be guilty of a hundred faults."
If a sense of the ridiculous is all there
is in a man, he had better have been an
ape at once, and so have stood at the head
of his profession.
A western poet is the author of these
epigramic lines :
"The old dog Tray'a ever faithful, they aay;
cut a oog mat is tailbful can never be Tray.
An exchange says that a fashionable
lady in Pittsfield wore her new bonnet to
church last Sunday the wrong side before,
but does not state how the error was dis
covered. Somebody has said that men are fre
quently like tea the real strength and
goodness are not drawn out and apprecia
ted till they have been a short time in hot
Subjects for conundrums being nearly
exhausted, one desperate joker has gone
back, to our first parents, and inquires,
Why was live not afraid of the measles!
Because she'd Adam."
The Boston Post asks! Is not the In-
daian a man and a brother t Is he not so
worm in his regard for our race that in
the West he never lets an opportunity
pass to secureja lock of our hair as a mem
ento to be hung in his wigwam !
A man died last week in Shrewsbury,
who had become so advanced in his sec
ond childhood, that for some months he
had presisted in carrying to bed with him
each night a rag doll which belonged to
one of his grandchildren.
''I thiuk," said a wife who could not
agree with her husband "I think, Mr.
Jibbs, we had better divide the house.
i ou shall live on one side and I on the
other." "Very well, my dear," replied he;
"vou take the outside and 1 11 have the in
side." A clergyman was lately depicting before
a deeply interested audience the alarm
ing increase of intemperance, when he as
tonished his hearers by exclaiming: "A
young man in my neighborhood, died
very suddenly last Sabbath, while I was
preaching the gospel in a state of intoxica
tion. Henry Ward. Beecher's house was rob
bed of wearing appaarel, but that divine
says the thieves did not steal even one of
his old sermons, and thereupon Mr. B. ad
"vises thieves never to enter a clergyman's
"houte without carrying off all his old
"sermons, and thus causing the gratitude
"of his congregation."
Old lady (to a hack man) "But these
hacks are dangerous. You never know
who rides in them. We might get the
Coachy 'You' re no cause to be afeared
of my coaeh, mum, for I've 'ad the hind
wheels waccinated, and it took beautiful"
Some writer has said that a fixed idea
is a sort of gimblet; every year gives it
another turn ; to pull it out by the first
year is like picking out the hair by the
roots ; in the second year, like tearing the
skin ; in the third, like breaking the bones ;
and in the fourth, like removing the very
At a table of one of the New York ho
tels, lately, a rough spun individual was
annoyed by the voracity of his nearest
neighbor, who monopolized all the good
thiugs he could reach. After witnessing
his operations for some time the blunt cus
tomer ' tapped the gormandizer on the
shoulder, and said :
"Look a here, old fellow I wouldn't ad
vise you to go to Ohio right a way."
"Because they've got the hog cholera
out there I"
The Gazette de France is the oldest
newspaper extant It is now in its two hun
dred and thirty-sixth year,and was already
mature before the revolution of 1688.
The rare spectacle of six water spouts
was recently witnessed on tbe St Chads
river, near its junction with the St Law
The most astounding fish story yet told
is the statement, by Prof. Agassiz, that in
Brazil they have a species of fish which
can climb trees 1
There is a story of a famous French
preacher, who delivering a sermon on the
duty of wives, said! "I see a woman pre
sent who has been disobedient to her hus
band, and in order to point her out io uni
versal condemnation, I will fling this bre
viary at her head." He lifted the book,
and every female present ducked and
dived. "Alas!" said the preacher, "the
multitude of offenders necessitates a gen
On the London, Chatham i Dover
Railroad, England, three trains are run in
to London between four and six o'clock
every morning, br the convenience of
those who work in the city, but reside out
of town. For stations not more than five
or six miles out, a weekly ticket, entitling
the holder to go in every morning and re
turn every evening, costs one . shilling
(twenty-four cents), an average of two
cents for each journey. On the Metropol
itan Road, on which early trains are also
run, no weekly tickets are issued, but the
fare is the same by the single trip, two
A French capitalist offered to pay '320,
000 for the admission fees to tbe grand ex
hibition in Pans next year, one-half at
once, the other on the eve of the opening.
The following notice was posted up in
tue county of Keut, England : "Notice is
hereby given that the Marquis of Camden
(on account of the backwardness of the
harvest) will not shoot himself nor any of
his tenants till the 14th of September."
Artemus Ward has given his first lec
ture in London, aud with a success that
renders more visionary the announcement
of his programme that "Mr Ward kindly
offers to call on the citizens of Loudon and
explain any jokes in his narrative which
they may not understand. Artemus pro
poses to appear every night, except Satur
day, at eight, and on Saturday morning at
three, if his health, which is delicate, will
Foreign Gossip. For the Little Folks.
The Fair Catherine and Pif-paf
"Good day, father Hollenthe. How do
you do r '
"Very well, 1 thank you, fit-pat rouj
trie." "May I marry your daughter V
"Oh yes! if the mother Malcho (Milk
cow,) the brother Hohenstolx (High and
Mighty,) the sister Kasetraut (Cheese
maker,) and the fair Catherine are willing,
it may be so."
"Where is, then, the mother Malcho V
"In the stable, milking the cow.n
"Good-day, mother Malcho. How do
"Very well, I thank you, Pif-paf Pol
. "May I marry your daughter P
Oh yes! if the father Hollenthe, the
brother Hohenstolz, the sister Kasetraut,
and the fair Catharine are willing, it may
"Where is, then, the brother Hohen
stolz" "In the yard, chopping up the wood."
"Good-day, brother Hohenstolx. How
are you V ;
"Very well, I thank yon, Pif-paf Pol
trie." "May I marry your sister f
"Oh yes! if the father Hollenthe, the
mother Malcho, the sister Kasetraut, and
the fair Catherine are willing, it may be
"Where is, then, the sister Kasetraut P
"In the garden, cutting the cabbages."
"Good-day, sister Kasetraut How do
you do !"
"Very well I thank, you, Pif-paf Pol-
"May I marry your sister P
"Oh yes! if the father Hollenthe, the
mother Malcho, the brother Hohenstolx,
and the fair Catharine are willing, it may
"Where is. then, the fair Catherine P
"In her chamber, counting out her pen
nies." "Good-day, fair Catherine.' How do
"Very well, I thank you, Pif-paf Pol
.'Will trmi Ka ,nw Kriilaf .
"Oh yes! if the father Hollenthe, the
mother Malcho, the brother Hohenstolz,
and the sister Kasetraut are willing, so am
"How much money have you, fair Cath
"Fourteen pennies in bare money, two
and a half farthings owing to me, half a
pound dried apples, a handful of prunes,
and a handful of roots; and dont you call
that a capital dowry !"
"Pif-paf Poltrie, what trade are you t
are you a tailor P
"Better still :"
"A ploughman P
"A joiner P
"Better still !"
"A smith P
"Better still !"
"Perhaps a broom-binder P
"Yes, so am I; now, is not that a pret
ty trade P
There was once a poor woman who had
two children, and the youngest went ev
ery day into the forest to fetch wood.
Once, when it had strayed far away, look
ing for branches, a little, but stroDg and
healthy child came to it and helped it to
pick up wood, and carry the bundles np
to the house; but then in less than a mo
ment he was gone. The child told its
mother of this; but she would not believe
it At last the child brought home a rose,
and told its mother that the beautiful
child had given it, and had said that when
the rose was in full blossom then be would
come again. The mother pat the rose
into water. One morning the child did
not get out of bed, and the mother went
to it and found it dead ; bat it lay looking
quite happy and pleased, and the rose that
same morning was in full bloom. ,". v
The Rose. Sunday Readings.
One of the saddest things about human
nature is, that a man may guide others in
the path of life without walking in it him
self; that he may be a pilot and yet a cast
away. . ' .
The greatest men have never been too
wise to err, nor the best so perfect as never
to do wrong. The example of those who
have preceded us shonld be a lesson of
wisdom for our profit, and lead us not to
depend too much upon ourselves.
A Great Spirit.
Acts are . cups which we may fill with
rainwater or nectar; it matters little wheth
er the cup is of stone or china, so long as
it brims with the spirit of God. Nobleness
is not in the duty but in the disposition
that performs it; it is not the gift but the
goodness which . prompts it, that makes
charity the crowning virtue. While ambi
tion sighs for a mission, sympathy be
comes a ministering angel, pouring heav
enly balm into wounded hearts ; and while
vanity languishes for public display and
applause, faith unseals the lips and touches
the tongue with living fire. Trust and
hope and generous longings fill the voice
with sweetness, the words with fascina
tion, and the air with grace ; and peni
tence and love and aspiration make every
act a prayer, every utterance music, and
the breath increase. A great spirit makes
a great life anywhere. Let ns have the
spirit and we shall lead the life. With
souls saturated with Christian sentiments
and all compact of virtue, an humble lot
and narrow round of duty will no more re
strict our influence for good than the lines
on the map interfere with the shining of
Down on Him.
Oa one occasion Lorenzo Dow, while
preaching, took the liberty of denouncing
a rich man in the community, recently de
ceased. The result was an arrest, a trial
for slander, and imprisonment in the
county jaiL After Lorenzo got out of his
"limbo," he announced that, in spite of
this (in my opinion) unjust punishment,
he should preach at a given time a sermon
about "another rich man." The populace
was greatly extited, and a crowded audi
ence greeted his appearance. With great
solemuity he opened tbe Bible and read,
"And there was another rich man who
died and went to, ;" then stopped
short and seeind suddenly impressed.
"Brethren, 1 shall not mention the place
this man went to for fear he has some re
latives in this congregation who will sue
me for defamation of character."
Always Bur Fat Bkek or Pork.
There is nearly twenty per cent, less wa
ter in the carcass of a well fatted animal
than in a lean one. Did you ever notice,
as I have, how much more the lean of a
poor beef will dry up in hanging, than the
lean of fat animal ! and according to Prof.
WtalVai. a laon (ct "int-wi Tl slarhtMn tIAT
- .v. ft I
cent more water than a fat one. lm
Artemus Ward says there are no daily
papers published in his town, but there is
a ladies sewing circle, which answers ih