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PHRBYSB.UEG, O.,. THURSDAY, a: IV.UTTA.il Y 18. 186.
THE PATH THROUGH THE CORN.
BY MISS MULOCK.
Vavy and bright In the summer nip,
Like a pleiit sea r,lien the win. I blow fnir,
Ami Its roughest brentli hns scarcely curlej .
The jrrooa liiehxrsy to a distant worlJ,
Soft whispers (nuisiiifr from shore to shore,
Mi from hearts resigned, yet desiring more
Who fuels t'oiliirn,
WaiiJeriiig thus down the puili through the corn 7
A short apace jince, and the dead Icarcs lay ,
Mouldering under the hedgerow prey,
Kor hum of Insert, nor voice of bird, . ' . .
O'er tho desolate fihl was ever heard ;
Only at eve the pallid snow -'( ''k
ltltishod rose-reii in the red sua-gl xv j .., ,
Till, one blest morn,
Shot np into life tha young green corn. -
Smnll and feeble, slender and palo,
It bent its head to the winter K'll,'
Hearkened the wren's soft note of elieer -
Hnrdly believing apriiifr wng near : .
Haw chestnuts bud out and campions blow,
And' daisies mimic the vanished snow ... ,
Where it was t-rn,
On either side of the path through the orn. ,
Tlieeom, the corn, the beautiful eorn,
Rising wonderful, morn by morn I
First, scarce as tiih as a fairy's wand,
Then just in reach of a child's woo hand :
Then growing, growing, tail, brave, and strong :
With the voire ot new harvests in its song )
While in fond scorn
The birds out-carol the whispering corn.
A strange, sweet path, formed (lay by day,
How, when, an I wlior More we cum t s tj ,
No iii'ire than of our life paths we know,
Whither they lead us, whv we go;
Or whether our eyes shall ever see
Thp wheat in the ef or the fruit on the tree ;
Vt Yet, who's forlorn T
ITj who watered the furrows can ripen the corn.
THE SLIGHTED SCHOLAR.
BY SYLVANUS COBB, JR.
Cases like the one 1 am about lo relate are much
too frequent in our country, and tiicr are such, too,
nsshouldbc guarded against by ail who have nn
interest in education. The incident was brought to
my mind by bearing n complaint made by the pa
rent of a poor by, who had been grossly neglected
by the teacher of the village school, neglected
simply because ho was poor and comparatively
Many years ago, when I was but a small boy, I
attended school in the town of M . Among the
scholars was a boy named fleorge H.'nry. His
father was a poor, drinking man, and the unfortu
nate boy had to suffer in consequence, (ieorge
came to school habited in ragged garments but
they were the best he had j he was rough ami un
couth in his manners, for he bad been brought tip
in that .manner; he was very ignorant, for .it had
never had opportunity for education.
Season after season, poor George Henry occupied
the same scut in the school-room. it was aback
corner seat, away from the other scholars, and
there he thumbed lii.s tattered primer. The ragged
condition of his garb gave a homely east to his
whole appearance, and what of intelligence there
might bav.' been in his tonntcuai.ee was beclouded
y the "i.ufer covering " i ? ll;
bov. It.; seldom
played wit'i the other children, for they seem t
ih'.vn him : but When he did, fov awhile, join with
them in their sports, be was so rough that he was
swill shoved off out of the way.
The teacher passed the boy oddly by iu the
street, wiii other boys, in better garbs, were kind
ly noticed. The teacher neglected him, and then
called him an idle blockhead " because he did
not learn. TheVioy received no incentive to study,
and consequently he was most of the time idle, and
idleness begat a dispositii n to while away the time
For this he was whipped, and the more he w as
whipped the more idlj and careless be became. H
knew that he was neglected by the teacher simply
because ho was poor and ragged, and with a sort
of sullen indiflt renec, sharpened at times by feel
ings, of bitterness, be plodded on in bis dark, thank
Thus matters went on for several years. Most
of tho scholars who were of (ieorge Henry's age
bad passed on to the higher branches of study,
while he, poor fellow, still spelled out short words
of One and two syllables, and still kept his distant
seat in the corner, His father bad sunk lower in
the pit of inebriation, and the unfortunate boy was
more wretched than ever. The look of clownish
indifference which hud marked his countenance,
was giving way to a shade of unhappy thought and
feeling, and it was evident that the great turn-point
of his life was ut hand. He stood now upon the
step in life from which the fate of after years must
take its cast.
At this time a man by the name of Kelly took
charge of the Kchoid. Ho was an old teacher, a
careful observer of human nature, and a really
good man. Long years of guardianship over wild
youths had given him a bluff, authoritative way,
and in his discipline he was strict and unwavering.
The first day ho passed in the teacher's desk of our
school was mostly devoted to watching the move
ments of the scholars, and studying the dispositions
with which be had to deal. Upon Ocorgc Henry
bis eye rested with a keen, searching glance. Hut
be evidently made little of him dol ing the fust day,
but on the second he did more. It was during the
afternoon of tho second day that Mr. Kelly observ
ed young Henry engaged in impaling flies upon the
jioint of a largo pin. tie w cut tm the boy's seat,
and after reprimanding him for his idleness, ho
took up tho dirty, tattered primer from his desk.
"Havo you never learned more than is in this
buok?" asked the teacher.
"No, sir," drawled George.
" How long have you attended school ? "
" I don't know, sir. It's ever since I can renum
" Then you must be an idle, reckless boy," Raid
the teacher, with much severity. " Do you realize
how many years you have thrown away 1 Do you
know how much you havo lost 1 What sort of
man do you think of making in this way ? One of
theso days you will bo too ol 1 to go to school, and
then, while your companions are seeking some honorable
employment, you will bo good for nothing.
Have you ary parents ? "
" Yes, sir," answered the lioy, in hoarse, sub
dued tone, r - , ... .f, I, !
" And do they wish you to grow up to be au ig
norant, worthless man T " '
Tb. boy bung down bis head, and wan .ileut
but Mr. Kelly saw two great tears roll down his
cheeks. In an instant, the teacher taw tbat he had
something besides an idle, stubborn miud to dual
with in tho raggod scholar before him. Ho laid his
hand upou the boy's head, and in a kind tone, he
" I wish you to stop after school is dismissed. Po
not be afraid, for I wish to assist you if I can."
George looked up wonderingly into the, waster's
face, for there was something in the tonus of the
oice which fell upon his esr tbat soundod strange
ly to bim i and he thought, too, as he looked around,
that the rest of the scholars regarded him with
kinder countenances than usual. A dim thought
broko in upon his mind that, from some vause,
was going to be happier than before.
After the school was dismissed, George nenry
remained in his seat till the teacher called him
"Now,- Mid Mr.K.llHV. I wh-h to kno-r whr
it is that you have sever luiwnvd ny more.- You
look bright, anil yon look as though you might
make a smart man. Why is it that I find you so
ignorant T "
" Because nobody ever helps me sir," replieJ the
boy, " Nobody cares for mc, for I am poor."
Hy degrees the kind-hearted tocler got the poor
boy's whole history and while- generous tears be
deweJ his eyes, he said :
"You hare been very wrongly treated, George
very wrongly t but there la yet time for redemp
tion. If I will try to teach you, will you try to
learn t "
" Yes, 0, yes," quickly uttered the boy, In earn
est tones. " Yes, I should love to l.-arn. I don't
want to bo a bad boy," he thrillingly added, while
his countenance elowed with unwonted animation.
Mr. Kelly promised to purchase books for the
boy as fast as he coul 1 le .rti to need them, and
when George Henry left the school -Mom, bis face
Was wet with tears. We scholars, who had re
mained in the entry, saw Mm come out, and our
hearts were warmed towards Mm. We spoke
kindly to him, and walked with, him to his house,
but his own heart was too foil for utterance.
On the next day O,irgo Henry commenced study
iug in good earnest, and the teacher helped bim
faithfully. Never did I se.' a change so radical
and sudden as that which took placo in the habiis
of the toor bov. As soon as the toucher treated
him with kindness and respect, the acholors fol
lowed the example, and the result was, that we
found in the unfortunate youth one of the most noble-hearted,
generous, accommodating, and truth
ful playmates in the world. ...
Time passed on, and the boy's mind expanded
with the approach of bud iing manhood. lie learn
ed rapidly and easily, and he fairly outstripped
many of those who had long rears the start of him
in the intellectual race. He grew eloquent as ho
grew older, and with his calm, kin 1 .! queiire he
saved his father from the slough of iii ein,i r ;nce,
and raised him up to be omcj liiviv a un.ii.
Long years have pan I sine; ih m school-boy
days. George lloory fiat bee. m; a man of iid-die-age,
and in all tho country luurtt is not a man
more beloved and respect-d than i he. And all
this is toe result of one teacher's having done bis
duty. You who are school-teachers, remember tho
responsibility that devolves upon. In this country
of tree schools, there should be no distinction be
tween cUsses. All are alike entitled to your care
and counsel, and the nv;ri weak the child, the more
caruest should be your endeavors tulut him up and
For the Journal.
The Effect Science upon the Mind of
The eft'.-cts oT science upon th min is of m u,
tend to des'rny the simplicity that is in Christ Je
sus, than cultivate those heart fueling emotions tint
are the l egitimate food of the s ul. The complica
tions which t'u" whole sy st 'in und.irgoescstablish a
set harshness of m inner tint is in .ippnsition to
love and warm feeling. A disposition to us j the
gifts so called, of soi.:nce, is apt to possess the m in
of scientific att linui.'nls. an 1 he oft mi does to the
destruction of hi follow m mi an 1 the ruin of his
own sjiiI I The mm of old who lived in the great
est simplicity were the 1 ingest lived, uud paid due
homage t i their greater in the manner by which
tluir souls giv. -in .'J th' .ictlons f thsir bodies.
They were uti To' e l to s -'.c ;if Ci tr.i i.n iv:,'.h of
their soul's va.iutiou. by th.- humility with whic.i
they rjpis.-d u;. n Go I their b -st an I tru st inter
ests. The moot nr loiit .luv..t-.j ol lo i military
spirit show tout sewnc t si is to min i uie in i-enai
world at the expense of the spiritual. Tiiat God
should be worship?? I in spirit ami in truth, selling
aside things of n t Miipor.il nature is cvi lent froni
the am unit of intelligenc.; we see, hoar an 1 feel,
poured iu upon us at eery turn we take in
then in proportion as we adopt and verify the sub
lim -truths contained in the holy scriptures do we
drink from the fount of Holy Love and can view
with an eye of Truth, the blessed savior looking
down upon. us in all his b-auly, shedding abroad
in our hearts that light such ns no human science
can attain to. The true object of every human be
ing's life, is to bring to light sums intelligence, the
character of which determines his character among
his fellow m 'n. Does he consume the blessings of
God's band, and bring forth to the light of Heaven,
ingratitude and other inconsistencies, he at once
destroys the true ends of his b.'ing. Hut does he
develop instead, patience, gentleness, uv'ekirjss,
long suffering, self-denial and the kindred virtues
which generally attend the life of any one possess
ing Ui'cse qualities, a generous life is the result, and
a simplicity attends his life, such us tend to create
the joys of the kingdom of heaven upon earth. The
ultimate of all science ten Is but the development of
material grossness without the refinement of spirit
ual regeneration and although wealth may be the
result of the efforts of science, unless it is govern
ed by lively, Christian feelings, it fails to accom
plish the true object of the creation. Although we
may use science in its various qualifications, to de
velop the resources of earth and nature, let us place
our reliance upon a higher source of happiness in
worshipping in spirit the true God, through the
promise afforded by the savior of mankind.
For the Journal.
Thou hast loved me, I have known it,
Listening to thy half-hushed sigh ;
Thou hast loved me, 1 have read it
lu the glances of thine eye.
Thou hast loved rrte; I have hoard it a
From thy lips in passiou wild ;
And thy strong right arm hath trom'ded,
Pleading with a wayward child.
Thou hnst loved me, uud not vainly ;
Tears for tears bare been repaid, . ,
For tho vow is well nigh br.ikcn,
'" That in other days I made. v
Thou bast loved me, go, forgot It ; '
" Life bath better things Tor thee,
Than to share tho cup of sorrow
Fate hath meted out for me.
Cldab Cottage, Feb. 5tb, 1862.
A Slight Mistake.
An incident ocntirrod riming tho recent
sitting; of on eci'ltwiMtiml body in this city,
which wo cannot refniin fnmi giving to our
renders, iilthouejli it partakes rather more
of a (ii ofuno than it stirred l nture. A worthy
lueuiher of the body referred to, met
gentleman on tho street, and mistaking lni
for a lift.ther clergyman, ran forward and
clasped him by the hand, exclaiming, m tho
t'uli fervor of religious enthusiasm :
' Dear brother M , I am truly glad
see you ; how prospers the good cauijO
your section ? "
Tho gentleman thus ddressod,"wbo hap
pened to bo a Cincinnati merchant, suppose
ing his new friend to be n gentleman
whum he had been introduced a few days
previously on 'Change in Toledo, promptly
n plii d to the ruiertten propounded ;
" My dear fellow, things down our way
pint now me niott damnably mixed. Vhis
ky has the blues, oils ore p'icking uri a little,
but the V;r market has got itH back broke !,'
Gout, undoubtedly, is sometime the fath
er' sin visited tipcm the child, but it
much more freriuentiy , the child! tf one'
own fciriH vipitji)" itr fihrr.
Vi'n welcome lo the columns e.f the fonif, or
n.w contributor, El.r.AJiOii. Hop she will come
ofun. " '
CEDAR COTTAGE, Wednesday Eve.
Piar JorUNAH 1 hare read scmcwherc!
" Any person who Is gwid and f) sent talker miy
become a very good writer." Well, as t nui sonic
at talking, I most assuredly possess the necessary
requisite to become a Tery good writer, a special
contributor to the Journal for instance iu f"t
a literary geuius. Olorioiis ideal PoHghtful
task! Happy suggestion I With what pleasure I
prepare to uiaks a display of my extraordinary tin l
brilliant talents I Wouldn't l throw some of the
modem scribblers luto the shadj. if I were to do
my best ?
Discussion is waxing warm in this country and
tho Union men are denouncing iu no measured
terms, disuuioiiists, sessionists, and traitors In gen
eral, and Jeff. Davis in particular. Hero now i n
grand crash for me. What shall 1 say 7 Jeff.
Davis, a being of the present age, is kicking up a
general row, devastating our empire, ruining our
commerce, desolating our homes and beggaring our
citizens. 1 don't mean the citizens of l'erryshuig
in particular, but tho citizen- of tho whole United
f tat;'S. What should be done with sucli a villain,
Mr. LMitor? Hanging is surely too good for him.
lint as I'm " only a woni.ui " as your sex would
say, I suppose I, with all the rest of thu feminities
will have to submit to all ho fees fit to bring upon
us. I will now leavo bim iu the bands of those
I hope will bring him to justice.
From my window, where I sit writing, 1 can llm
placid waters of the Maumee, (I guess though, Mr.
Editor, you think I can see uu re ice than water,
but maybe I look deeper into things than you do,)
and on the opposite shore, the leafless trees and
woo Is. There I am exhausted. It is so seldom
that I allow myself to express the natural romance
that is in my nature I really feel relieved. Prob
ably I am tr. spissing upon yi iir time and space?
If to, I bog par.lon. But, Mr. hill tor, shruld I ever
despoil another sheet of paper of its snowy white
d -ss, the caption of my letter shall be from "('KDAR
CoTTA.Gr." Yery humbly yours,
P. S. I read with interest, In the Jouninl a few
weeks ago, some very pretty linos written by "Car
iuk." I should like to form her acquaintance.
Will she please address me? (cure tfoi'rnatofiro.)
A Voice from East Tennessee.
Senator Johnson h:is just received the
following letter from an Kant Tetinessoean.
It is one of many of precisely srin lar tn
poi t : "
' , , ., ' Somkiiskt. Kv , De -. 3!,1cY.l.
:v.s vtoh A. .loiiNso.s L!-..n Sir : I vr to
a a n I i i.i.o.m you tnat we a a- sl'.i! .n statu
jit) at thii pi ice iioth'tv: do n-.c toward a
nn ward movement- to Hast founessee.
Tennes.vetins oome, in neurly every day.
Hie Second licgiiiiuut is nearly lull Such
suil r.i.g us th y portray, b;o;Uiht by
iron li-.-i i of deiipot.siu o.i our pcoj le,
never bclore been w.tiicsnud in any
e l country,
years as c li
Obl men oi s"etily or eighty
auJ carrie. 1 off to Kuoxv.ile
iiul other pointi-, to undergo u (inirn-'ieaM
court - 'i u tiiil io.' no crime, except that of
expr- i-..''.n.; t-iei:- opinions in favor of tin-ijoveritm-.-ii!
'or which tl.ry have i veil.
Uu.oii uie i eve y w iine are stripped of ev
ery lb li; t.iuv .vuri rnoil- t'um.lia ui-m.d out
i.o.iu the charities of rebel devils. Unionists
l.av.uj; nothing with Which to relieve oi.e
another. Will the U-a eiiu.iciit never sym
pathize, with loyid.sti in t'ie bjrd.T S:ates?
tV.ll .she. never yo to their support?
Pardon ni:- for reverting :vA;r.n to the con
dition of I'nioii me:i in Kant Tennessee-.
I'rotu the time of Adam to the present hour
there litis never existed upon earth it people
more devoted to the (lovernmciit. They
have sacrificed their property, left their
wives and little ones, and traveled hundreds
ot miles in the night (for they dare not trav
el in daylight; to join the L'nited Stales ar
my, and to aid tiie Government o;' thoir fath
ers iu putting down an unholy rebellion.
Those hac come most'y from tho counties
bordering up.ui Ke ituc ;y; tho isands iu the
into, for, and tipo.i th.- bo-. der ol' North Car
olina and V.rgiuia, woi.ld c in an 1 join the
iiriny, b.tt i a n;o:, became .hey tiro hunted
1 ke'tlui wolf in tlu fores s. These ti e they
who are lyin r out in the mounta ns wa ting
the arrival of help, an I aiuo.ig them. I.lov
crnor. is you. own son, and aiming tho at
reb'd your son-in-law, Judge l'a:terson.
Let nn army go into East Tennessee, aud the
whole Union population cipable ol bearing
arms will tic: to it.
Saving for Old Age.
No ono djiiir-.i that if is wise in make a
p.-)vii?'o:i for old age, but we aro not all
agreed as to tho kind of provision it is bent
to lay in. . Certainly, wo bhall waul a lillle
money, for a desititiito old man is indeed a
sorry Bight, uud suggests to every one the
suspicion that ho; life litis been foolishly,
it' not wickedly spent. Yes, save money, by
all means. Hat an old man needs just that
particular kind of strength which young
men are most apl til waste; Many a foolish
young fellow will throw awiiy on a holiday
a certain amount of nervous enerjry. which
ho will never feel the want of until he is
seventy; and then, how much ho will want
It is curious, but true, that a bottle of
champagne at twenty may intensify the
rheumatism of throe-s .'ore. It is a fact, that
ovi rtak ng the eves at fourteen may neces
s ttito th i a d of spectacles ut forty, instead
of civilly. We udvisu our young readers
to t-ave ho.ilch for tiiuir old age, for the
mtV im holds good with regard to health us
to inoiii-y w.i'Mo not, w ant not. It is the
gieit'st m st. ike to suppose that any viola
t on of the laws of health can escape. ' its
Nutttro forgives vo sin, no error. Bhe
lets off the offender for fifty years, snrn'
tiinos; but slio catches hiiu at last, and in
flicts the punishment just where, just how
he feels it most. Save up for old age,-, but
Have more money; save health, save honor,
save knowledge, save the recollection "of
good deeds and innocent pleasures, nave
pure thoughts, save friends, savo love.
Save rich stores of that kind of wealth
which time ettnnnt diminish, nor death take
away. X 11 Chronicle.
Theory and Practice.
water lie made rod hot?" '"No reason in
the world, Jack, if the same 'didn't blow off
the lid o' the kettle." Well, then, fayth
er, let'B try , 1 can easily plug up the spout,
ntid fustcn down the lid o the kettle." Jack
duly prepared the kettle, borrowed an ud
d tiooul pair of hollows from a neighbor,
placed tho kettle on a good lire, and, in con
timet, on with layther, set to work to blow.
Now, fayther," " Now, Jack," cried iho
operators, encouraging each other to renew
ed exertion, till, at labt, bang went the lid
of the kettin, and down went fayther and
Jack, somewhat scalded, and considerably
frightened ; and, ns to making water rod
hot. Jack quite agreed with fayther, who
ruefully exolainted as he weut, down, "
say, Jack, it canua be done."
- t?tftTho total population of Kentucky, as
appears br an official report to the Legisla
ture, is 1,135,71 3, of which number there
ar! 1)20,077 whifa.
Gen. Lane in Kansas—Speech
at Levenworth—Before the Mercantile
Library Association—What Lane Propose
Ladir-i and Gfn r..i.a.-;: I hope rr.y voice
may aiM ny bo comiuanded slid my cfl'ot ts
d.ioctud tj the cncouriigcment of a Society
like the one I am spiaking for to-night.
The proceeds ol this lecture or speech go
to the tilling up ol the only public Library
iu the city of Leavenworth a Library whio
is ?ree i (Mil! pprROTi visit ng the city. Tho
object Is an important one, a tint worthy
0i,o, - .
Thi is tho subject I havo sole'.ted, npou
which I venture to address you without "v
leisme for pieparat.ou, without a inom.sit's
time tor thought, or rellectiou it is, 'I'll j
duty wo owe to our Govcitiment in tiiis her
hour ol d.rtst extremity.
Tine Govotiinu nt of ours cost more than
any ' other liovi-rtimeiit; tue blood and
treasure were spent in cflttililisliins; it. A
handful of men, (tdy four millions, unprovid
ed with arms ami munitions of war, under
took to light the fust Tower of tho world,
and but tor tho fact that (!od smiled npou
t'tiiMii, eiieoina.-ed and aided tlietti, tney
must have bein defeated.
Ia examining this ipiestioti we should in
quire, where is the liovernmeiit on earth
that hns more fully protected the persons
and property of its subjects than ours?
Now, any Government la entitled to all the
efforts that its subjects can put lotth.
While tho ctueiis ot other Governments
give sll, we should give more thsii all. The
American ei!it7eu should be willing to oiler
u; himself and everything upon the nlt.vof
The Government that has so blessed us is
now threatened; the danger is iiimi nent,
and where does it cento from? Who threat
ens tho existence of this Government? 1
wish to (i I could say to night t.ia, u was
threatened by a foreign foe.- No; it is threat
ened by the very people whom it bus most
protected and blessed.
When I think who caused this war 1 feel
l.koaiioikl. When I think that the men
who have been the Cabinet officers, the
Senators, the Congressman, the Generals,
the Colonels; when 1 think thai tho very
men who, for twenty years, hove fattened
uti this Government, are now ra:sing Ihe.r
hands to strike it down 1 feel like t.ikin
them all by tho throat bko throttling them,
strangling them u 11.
For a quarter of a century 1 have been
uu actor iu pttpbc affaire, and during till
that time I have seen twiiity millions at the
North governed uud controlled by six mil
lions at the South. And no matter how
eNt avagant tli.' d "in i ) 1 ma fo by tiny one
o; these lords of the lash he hud only to raise
in li s we.it and say: -Mr. Speaker, unless
th:s request is grunted wo ahull Decode,"
an I t :e Hotspurs gained a subm suivo uc
quiercenee. I saw day before yesterday n speech, said
to have been delivered in the Slate of my
birth by a man called Abraham Hendricks,
in which he said this was caused by tho
radicals in the Northern States. tJ.eatiioli
1 wonder the. earth did not open and let
him liuough 1 Such a ajieooh
hour iv a man nroicssiiig to
What di I !ni'ii"diately pro iuce the war?
hope there are P -night Democrat here;
,ui I t wain to Bny to t'.ioiu, that the D.iu rlas
Peiiioorals at Ciarle.itoii b-on-'ht on this
war. 1 1 was thev who ha I th" l erve nnd
the conr.-ige to stnnd up for thu pi ineipie
that the people of the Territories hud a
r.h.t to govern themselves. If they had
consented to givo up that principle the
Chili lcotoii Convention would have nominat
ed Stephen A. D.juglas, he would, in all
nrob.ib.lity haw boon oloctel an 1 ahve to
The South having failed in conquering
Kansas, in making it a Slave State tailed,
just a HtHr, having faded to protect Slavery
l is ile the con vention.iteuocrau-iy unit coony
went to work to establish its einpiro oat
s.de tho Constitution. It any one should
say to tho South, "We will acknowledge
your indepen h"ice." would it secme peace
to us for a day? Never. Hut I will toll
you what n woul t do. It woii'd write
"coward" in burning iott rs on the fore
head o. eveiy free lain an t hand over to
our childi o.i a war which we ought to end
ourselves. My children may call me every
thing else, but they shall never cull me
coward. War, war, perpetually, until the
North in conquered by tho South, or the
Hontit is con ctcred by thn North. There
are a class of jiersons who want to
this war, and permanently, but they
to liirht in such a way that the slavey
not bo free. To ca.-ry out this policy, you
must light without, killing anybody. For if
you kill a master tho slaves will escape.
L'ntil the last ten days the policy has been
to light so us not to hurt Slavery.
The only way to close thin War is to light,
and to light everything that stands in tho
way. Cruel! I remember well, shortly after
the" battle of Dncna Vista,rcportcaino into the
cim; that a party of Mexican men, women
children had been butchered iu tho moun
tains. I was ordered out with adotaehmeiit
of iiieii, and brought in forty or fifty muti
lated bodies, and reported toGeu.Tylor that
they were butchered by the Camanches.
one ever questioned Gen. Taylor's good-
nctis of heart or his skill as a soldier, but he
replied: "The Gamanche-t seem to bo light-
ing on tho samo sido wo are. Wo won't
interfere with them." Now, barbarism of
most terrible character has marked
step of this war as waged by the
rebels. I don't sav I would call iu the
Camanches. but I do say that it would riot
pain ine to see tho negro handling a gun
ami 1 believe the negro may just as wen
become food for powder as my son. For
twenty year I was a respectable member of
tho Democratic party.
A Voice ' Not very respectable."
Well, 1 mean as respectable as any mem
ber of that party can be. liven in 1H."i2 I
was still a democrat, when our party lit
Baltimore declared that all other subjects
might In1 agitated, but Slavery was sacred.
Wo m'ght "agitato" the Word of God, "agi
tate" II. s law, "agitato ' tho golden streets
of the golden city but before Slavery we
must bow our faces in silence it was too
sacred to bo talked about. I have lost that
reverence, uud so much progress have 1
made that 1 would not gi venue drop of the
blood of Ine humblest soldier within the
t-ouud of my voice to save Slavery from
enternal perdition. ' ' '
We have lost just men enough for tho
preservation of Slavery, have niada widows
enough, orphans enough.
Go yonder to that lierce fought battle
ground At Springfield. There out of twelve
hundred, five hundred and Ksventy killed and
wounded! Kansas has ot'ered up enough
blood to this Moloch, and uo has every other
State. And I thank God our Government is
Batibliod that the war has gone along far
enough in that direction. Who feeds this
rebellion? four million slaves. "Who cloths
thiii rebellion? four million blaves. Take
from that side and put them nn this side,
applause. If they were- ruules yon would
do it in a minute. And yet 1 think a man
is worth more to the enemy than a mule.
One of the Cabinet Ministers asked me the
other day how many slaves 1 could profita
bly use in column of 31.000 men. I iwpli
ri .14 nf".V.f.j ,t ths i4iDibifc, I fl!
j conclusion, lot me toll you that the
No Wily to serve your Government and serve
! j effectually, is by declaring that you aro
j soldiers of "freedom. To take up tho glove
1 tho traitors have thrown down, answer tho, r
challenge by boldly proclaiming the battle
tiie j cry of Freedom. With that, Uh how cer
evcry tain are we ot our loader. . God hirneelf
marches before. .'ui.l. for mv nart. I would
liini t wantoJ to sf? ovot v nl lier akniirbt
cm-it. Mt1 behind his a-pi:re, to do all hi
wo k, so that I tnty im tho soldiers jnet to
shoot tfftitns. and Bond them to that hon o
prepared for ttiem fioin tho bermtvntr. 1
would bko to have the rebels kiliod by a
gentleman. Let tho soldiers go on with
their killing and the squires pet gitur., I don't
propose to punish the nryro if ho kills a
trsit- r. Now I may lo-ie my stand tig in
the Church, but 1 tell you 1 take slock iu
every ticgro insureciion, ami I don't cere
how many there are. Ii thev don't want t-j
be kdld by nrgrecs, let tliem lay down
The new Seer, tArv .f War has turned
oer new le. A lienvvi.ui.lic sent nient, ,
cieaieir oy woi 1111.--1, coiiipi-iie.i in-i
st,i.emn,,fol,iri:shfotl,e army, -llvMic..,
Torth your bus'nes is to attack, pursue and
destroy the enemy." No more taking ot lie
oiith; no tnore swenrintt in the rattlesnake.
Why. to my cert-.vn knowledge, the rebels
over here in Missouri have been sworn over
live times, and they are rattlesnakes yet!
The true way to close this lcbelbon is to
detach the lour million slaves. A man nays,
''Lone. If you do tint won't you make thttti
fr-?" Great GodI what a'tcrtiblo ci'smi
tv! Kvery slavo with n this Government is
distitK'd to be free: Go I haasodi t Miiiine.'.
lien. Lane then fully answered the ques
tion that the liberation of tho slaves Woul 1
work itijnnttee to the Northern laborer.
Instead of d tninish.ng wa;;en it would in
The chains are to be stricken from every
limb. Freedom is to be the ha' tie-cry from
North to South, from L ist to West.
The ne'troes are niu.-h mor-' irtdliucnt
thiai 1 had over supposed. I have seen them
co-ne nt -i Citnp (oi-e.- s otiaMy i 'ook'llg down
as though slaves. Kv-atid-by they begin to
straighten themselves, throw back their
shoulders, stivid ereot, and sootn look Go 1
straight in the fae". They are the most
tiiVertionate, impulsive, domestic be ii,l,s in
the woi Id. No one loves mother, wife, more
than the negro, and the v are an a tos;ether
smarter than wc give them credit for I
mean, we Democrats'.
After a long day's march, after getting
supper for th-i men, after feeding and clean
ing the horses. 1 have seen tli :ui out, just
back of tho tents, drilling. And they take
to drill as a child take 1 1 j its mothers' milk.
Thev soon learn the ston, some learn the
position of the soldier and the manual of
tirim. l on can boo that in too inuerin ist
reo sses of their souls the "devil is in them."
Gen. Washington did not lie when he said
h s negroes fought us well as white lucn.
Gen. Jackson did not lie whet' he paid that
noble compliment to his hi n k soldiers at
New Orleans. Give them a fair chance,
put arms in their hands, and they will do
tins balance of the lighting in this war.
So terrific is the crime of these traitors I
care not who involves them in ruin and
death. Let us teach them treason iigainst
this Government is crime against God a-t
well as a gainst man. I caro not whether
the punishment is indicted on the b.ilile
lield, on the irallows, or from the brush by a
negro. l'Vafh! death that crushes out
this teirible rebellion! let our ehil lreti
remember that the punishment of treason
W!:, seol ero.it almost unmans me to
hear people ta".t ti'i.mt the "coint tuti.ei.il
rights" ol Slates i'l rebellion, of Slates onl
side of t'loCoit-itMution. The. "constitution
al rifihis" of South Carolina! Grea Go I!
I wonder how long it will b" b 'fo:c ICnns-H
is called upon to leturn n fugitive slave to
South Carolina, lo Missouri. When th
Kansas nun is cailei upon to retnt ii a slave
let him remember the live hundred and seven
ty deal an I wounded at Springfield now
charged up to the account of the Slate of
Missouri. Do you love Ksnsas, love your
wife and ho-ii '? See to it t'.i it M spoilt i ,n
free. It' you love the c things bo toitth. t
there i not a h!avo Km t'.ic:o thirty days
TiiCi o is tlii.s Choro'.;ee c r.mty dow n there.
AVo want Kansas a sou n o State, with as
much front north Hint south us east, and
west. The Cheroke.o county just gives us
thai. If there are slaves there they mu U
be tre.ite 1 as we treat tle-m in .Lsso iri.
Then add that territory to Kansas, and we
can raise our coitoa and carry on our own
manufactures; and if, hereafter, our chil h en
are stricken with lhesi!JC-is:ou diaea-ie, they
Can secede and sustain themselves.
1 believe it is the business of Kansas ex
clusively, with the gallant assistance ( f
Wisconsin, I'dinois, Ohio, and other Stea
soon to be represented here, to free all slaves
west of Mississippi. Oh, what a thrill of de
light would run through tho country, to
hear Kansas decline that neither Slavery
nor involuntary servitude shall exist with
in the boundaries of Texas, and, having made
the declaration, to light it through. That
littlo colony planted here in 'o4 freed Kansas,
then t'hero'keo, men Toxin, then Arkansan,
then Louisiana, and slavery was blotted
out, crushed out, west of tiie Mississippi.
That's the busincys of Kansas, assisted by
tho gallant west.
1 am authorized by the Government to say
to evcrv officer and private that 1 will feed
a blave for each one of you, and I don't care
how soon you catch him.
j j(1.st as soon follow him as any other leader.
Farewell, an 1 when we meet again, may it
be iu the piping times of peace;
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR.
BY M. L. THORNTON.
I l"v.. st midnight hour to ream,
When stars lu-leck tlm glorious
Fur then my smil can muse alenu.
Without thu murniurini? c.ucourse ni'h.
Come, solitude, with all thy charm s
C.oi:, peace, and let me hail thy rvigu I
I want nn rufd'tli-r in my patU i
Tbo thoughtless trauu mj steps ia rain.
I p?. ort ninny a fpangleil orbj
Think there, perctuiiice, snuiu forms may bo
With bnnva iiuVr near mi by sorrow's mar,
And hearts where dwell aori'sity.
No tmitu-r, nun, what I surmiao ;
(lo roar thy dwelling count thy gold
I'll draw my rspluro from the nkies,
And richer be s million fold. - -
An Indian's Shrewdness.
Atantarlv siatre iu lha proceedings of
iho Erio and Now York Central Railroad,
while tho directors wero negotiating with
tho chiefs of tho land around Jemison ITill,
the colonel aud others had made some strong
pprcches depleting the worthlessuoss of tho
lana, ana enlarging consiaernoiy upon toe
fact that it was good for nothing for corn,
snd conseque-ntlv should bo leased very low.
.. 1 . . ., , , r
When the coionoi sat nown, me oin oniti
replied ia tho Seneca tongue to the inter -
preter. to the cflect that ho " knew it was
poor iaad for corn ; but mighty good lanrf
for railroad !" The force of ihm remark
will be fully appreciated, when it is known
that the little strip of laud ai ound Jermton
Hill was tlia onlv nossiblo rd.ice for a rail-
road that did :iot involve the building of
bridges ae.rof B he Alhgha
Purifying Water for Soldiers.
lYl!!' WuMm u iiiV...r I.Vt-.. :..
fntt ,,.,n ,ft,ct, .meiimea Vatt obtain no
'O'afr water :i ,;-,i -;-o.;; their thirst ai.d cook
their foo.i tha.i thnt et ponds, rivers and
brock''. Th"B. wtit -rs it f.-nniivrtt'v rhnri?.
ed with o.gani: tnntter, wh.ch is f table lo
produeo dysetittTv, and, in n.iny Irstnncefl,
S ildirrs should therefors become In'elli
ireht, so as to provide for every contingency
in vtir. Tito preservation of their health
should be itist as t-arefnllv wuirdd ti in.
mire eflicioriry, ps good discipline and a
n'lpply of rcnrr.iJnition. A few wcr It rpo t
imnnte wsVr fnnv therefore b c.f i-ret.l.
vant.v.-.e to tnn-Y of then, nnd possibly may j
tv- r!,e hkmvs ot snvmi: many live;i.
Th or.-roiur impurities of wafer are part'y '
of ammM nnd partly ol xe-ett.Me orhriii,
bcl.i .f wh'c'i Pre ve.y ..( -t.fnM.le. but '
the at'inml tnosr -of nil. Iln.se tmpvr.Cca !
l.ltf o1 : nui.-i-i'.n l.l.-llli. l I I ail :('
-a fo-to-ntin- process -and it is dm ..e; I
suchnsMIe nt rhauao thai the wwtcr is I
dangerous; be-Mrta" when trlcn into the
human svstt-m ia this eot-d tonit ti:i i to';
i.: r ...
ciicctuiei t.ie rame tetinent.n" xetioo. i ae
tmtnio ol this action is not well known, bu' '
ot he I.K-t there cm be no doubt. I
Ihipid running streams, even if they aro '
as hro-vvn wdhmudss the M,ssissip'i river, '
and us much churved with organic matter. :
are pctfeetiy healthy, bernusO HO chciuiotil 1
change n f'e: 'mentation takes pl.ico in i
them. Sluggish streamti and snignant pools j
are the most to be dreaded. Too mud may j
o tittered trotn the water ot a ruttiimg riv
er bv nierelv piissing i through colt -n
cloth. ! p e.-e of u blan'.o't. or a tlannol. and
we would advise soldiers to dj so iu most
1 Ins simple method ot strnnung water will
also l.e found a partial siifeguird for stag-
iiiiut water, but not a perfect one. When
on march soldiers should endeavor to on-
dure thirst with fortitude, nnd when they
rest for cooking their load, thev should boil
the water whn h thev intend to c.irry with
them for drinking. When cooled mi l agi-
fated iu the a'r a few in v.nonts, so as to ab-
sorh oxygen, it becomes qudo pleasant to
Natives of the List Indies, who live in
Hat, alluvial districts, where the pou Is and
rivers are slugirish and chtu'ged with organ
ic substances, boil tho water for drinking
and allow it. to stand uv.-r tiivjit. This pro
cess, they say, prevnts thein Iroiu inking
The reason is evident to a man of science;
the hi).,h heat of boiling destroys the for-
iiii-uiing actum. . l,et Ht.l.licrs tin rctore le
careful to boil and filler the impilie water
which they, of necessity are compelled to
use. -- .V-.'i nt (fie A in rr ia in.
An officer in AlVi.a thus writes of the
habits of this lihimul 1
As some of tho hubils of the c'.iuniel.-oti
may not bo gcncialiy known, 1 will incut on
a lew winch Cauie under my ubbcrvutioii.
tine itioiniiig, I i,a w close to niv tent, a very
large cha.uioicou, hanging on a bush. I im
Hied nitciy sec ured liim, slid provided a box
for him. Sn the c nirse of a few days he
became quite familiar, Mi l Iriv'ng seen l!n-m
before, I knew how to ;-,:rii h;s all'.'ctionn.
li oh, in the Hi st place, v, ,i.-i don..- by leed
ing him well, and in the nevt place, by
s.iiatching his back with a fia'.lit-r. 1 oued
to put him on my table .'1 breakfast, and i
the course of a verv f -w minutes 1 have
seen him devour u! least lii'tv flies,
them iu the m out dexterous manner, with
his long, slimy tongue ; noi docs he ever
move from his position, but t;e sure as nn
i.iitortuimu- Uy comes in reach, so :ot; e he it;
caught, and with ihe uipidiiy of thought.
I.i luc foiiiio.in 1 idways gave him a large
slice of bu-.iJ, which he devoured, sunl he
geiieially iiuppod on ns many Hies :is he
could entrap, setting nl defiance tho "noble
II -.inlet's" theory of the. chameleon's death.
Promises would not have suited him ut all,
being at tho end of ca -h day considerably
mine like a crammed capon lima an a'u-fed
chauielioii. It m not true that this animal
Will change color acco.-d-ng to what ho is
put on ; I, -it. he. will ohui.ge shade according
as he is pleased or displeased. H's general
hue is a bright green, with mo.iII gold spots
over hitj bo ly ; he remains at Ill's shade
when he is highly pleased, by being in the
sun, or being fid, or scratched, 'which lie
dcll.:hls in. When angry an-1 he is easily
made so hir, hue changes to a dusky green,
almost l.iae.k, a;.. I the gold Moots are not. to
be seen ; but 1 never could perceive liny
olhcr color on his body but green in a vari
ety of sha lop. Tho spots enlarge vei v
inue.'i when he is in good humor so much,
indeed, as to give a yellow tinge to the up
per part of Ihe animal, bnf in general thev
are inert ly little yellow snots here nnd there
on Ihe back tin-.! Miies. Hornl Si'ir-Yorker.
The Rank Officers of the Army.
Can be readily hm-ci la.in'-d by m I ing their
shoulder sti ups. Those of a Major-General,
for instance, ntc decorated with two sil
ver utiU's, while a lh ieiidicr-tiei.t-ral has but
one star; a Colonel bus a t.ilvcr embroider
ol hpreal i-agle ; a Lieu
tenant Ci.'lcie-I lias u n'lvcr i.' illbroidered
leaf i a Major hai- n gold embroidered leaf;
a Captain is known by two gold embroider
e l bars j a First Lieuleprcit has but oho
gold bar on the strap; a Peennd Li'-iif-niint
... . . . . .1, , .i... ......... ...
HO e Ul .1,1. 1 - ... I e r- i.i .1 i m ; r . i u
... , , I n i . i i
(. li.-t t t; ihirl.- t 1 1 . - - ! , i t let-i" ueto-li.t Oitao.
I ho cloth o. the strap is : plait
try, light (or sky) blue: riflemen, medium
or ciiieruM) gicei!; c-lv.ilrv, (.range coW,
Andrew Johnson on Bright's
31 rt ult., iu hivcr of the expulsion of Fcna
tor Bright, Mr. Johnson, of Tennchsuo said:
If the Senate had not moral, physical and
pMitirM courage enough. toepel those who
are unsafe depositaries of the public trust
and power, then they were unlit to remain
here themselves, lie (Mr. Johnson) did not
say thee things in any spit it of iinkin liie'ss,
but fur the sake of Coustit'ltional liborty,
and for the sake of his own wife and chil
dren. 1 l?y tho failure of the Government to
enforce the laws, his wife and children had
been turned into tho street, ami bis house
turned into a barrack, ile had two sons-in-law
one was in prison and tho other w hs
in tho mountains to evade the tyranny of
the hell-born and hell-bouud bpii'it of dis
union. Yet when cries come up that the
114W l,m)' " eiiiorcoa, trio senator says: i
h'" opposed to tno wnoio cot rcivo policy oi
the boven.mont. t he only way to settle
me question now neiore mo uovernmeiH is
"t oompromiho but to enwh oul the leaders
ff Ho rebellion.. Wo have got to show-
pluck, and hu e got to tight. Xlo oesirea
i-v.. , n.., o..v .v
sacnUca blood aii-l trcaf,ure. fhon let us
n ush out tnc rebe llion ana jook mi wt.ru
I i l,a t, u.K,, uh .11 rn k trie crlnrmils
.k''' . . . , - v, " T
1 old flag beneath the cross, snd jrather around
with the cry ot " tho I mon one and inseP
arable, now and forux cr. Chnr.t Ins., our
fciylt is stated that parties iu New York
have sold a steamship to tho Government
for one hundred 6ud forty tto'Vttiid rtiH-iir
which could hive been houirht three roo-tfce
-.-rt, ...'.. r. ?..it:.r... ..t r..:ri-
I 1 I tlll.l 'I JWIII',lIIM Ali'A intuiv
Tcj t in. Jr.. aro in prorcsa of embalming at
Somerset, Ky. ..'.-
tv.Tl.e Matehail (TexaJ P.cptitlican of ;
the ltth itiit. Icains of largo rnortallty
atn ing tiio Texus troops on the rotomac.
nT'io I'ensacola Observer of tho Cth
in)- th;d ub v.it dozen slaves recently
OiCflpci lo Lott l'.tketm. .
PiVAll the indications from Kentucky
an ' c-i'ro go to eigniJy thot a stunning blow
will be .v'cciby ctruuk in t tat direction,
M.G')r. Yates, in a message to the Coti
's'ilutot.al Convention of Illinois, now in
session, savs thnt the totsl Indebtedness of
Illit.o is 8ll.40tl.wo0.
ffvi'The tiostiil mrpiuts fir tha lcttern
rri - - rTed Jin in?r tho m!r!fi,f lilt
ne-ulv great us for the yar before tho
, - 0i The co-1 ol transportation ia 3,-
io ) nnfl is.
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, Vl r" 7' ?
V , . '"dodc-rsto .e 6 J'r '.v J" 'r '
e.ect. - i
I.' '"'ii MM I , Oil t ,11.1 I'.ljll'l. oy II V
iiii-.w. Win. HuHnrd I'reston was
on the ipeo'i I ballot.
" A'i-'t . wl- Ve I t o T i'. rh' ebieVrn ro'.st
B' b'i " sai l a Will am..b'irg colored worthy
It his pal. ' Dat'a n vi-h mora', question
Jim; we hihi't r.o tm1 to uvgue it now.
Han i down another j ullct."
Jt-JInformation, believe! to be trustwor
thy, has been received to the elfoct thnt th
rebels have twei.ty-uix well constriKted
forts, defending their main position at
rt,v"(rovernor Curtin hf.s naked vertnis-
ision troin tl-.o Waj- h oMii-teieiif trme-iH ni-ht.
full r,.Cinieitn ot infaiitt nnd one of cavalry
from IVnusylvauia to the Southern coast.
Tueso are a Llitional to tho State's quota.
Hi;SwTiie Massach'ietts boldiers' fund now
amount to ?'in,Piu invested, and 8'2,0'J2 de
posited in the Suffolk Hank.
tt"..It is said that the rebels have sncc-e 1
ed in burning that bridge between Ilender
on, Ky.. and lieu. Crittenden's column, now
at .ivith Curiollton, and that our forces aro
falling ba.-k to Calhoun tv' protect their
rVThe (Jitlnr-y (Florida) Dispatih of the
8lh inst. says the liritish steamer Gladia
tor, which recently ran tho Federal Block
ade, is safely nioor'-d in a Florida port.
Her cargo of aims is valued at two millions
I of dn'lari'.
The Richmond b'spatch -.f the 15th
j inst. has advices from Now Mexico from
j private sources, dated tho Kith uit., stat n
! that General .Sibley had taken possession,
thy proe! imation, of New Mexico and
Arifonti. nnd declared martial law therein.
I PT, The Annua! Report of the Liroctors
' and Warden of the Uhio Penitentiary rep
resents thai institution i.i a very succc-hs-ful
condition. At the date of tho Report,
there were 8'J-t Convicts in tho prison, being
7 lers than at tho commencement of the
Vi al'; but the a'reragc number conlined is 35
more than for the previoms year.
!!-X,Th.j rebels in lia ron county, Ken-
lucky, havo issued a priKi'auiat on ordering
all lim es between the ae of 18 and 4a, who '
will no. volunteer, to deliver up their cuiis.
1 Kv'ery man who hi s no gnu must pay $20,
i if he is n orth i ( II, and those who fail to
conform aio o ! e fined S.iO.und Lo imprison-
ed uuli the fine is paid,
i 'i -People i ee. rally arc expecting to
hear of a movement by'Gen. Thomas' divis
i ion, from Somerset toward Eastern Tennes-
hingiMO. I'his. however, is not likely to occur
immcdii.tcly, owing to the condition of tho
roiuU, which is so bad as to render the
trninqjortiition of supplies impossible.
City-den. Huell hns issued n General Or-
I der, highly ccmphm-jul.ing the Thirty-second
! lit'liu.jii re-.-im nit fCol. Willieh's) for its
gallantl y at Rowlett sStation.near Muuford
i vilht, on t!u 17th itlt. A Iter thanking both
ofiicers and sol lii rs, he directs that tho
name of ' llowl jtt's Sta'dou" bo hereafter
inscribe 1 on the regime:. lai colors of the
t?" Gur Gove; tneeiit made a poor bargain
in exchanging Sir. Faulkner, who thirty
years ago personally made one of the moat
extoiisivc surveys ever completed on thia
continent iu tracing ouf the boundary lines
of Virginia, Man land and Ohio, for that
Cool-re.isioiml eij. her Mr. Fly of New York.
Faulkner is now aetiiiir as guide to the ro
I ol Gen. Jackson iu Western Virgin! i.
ai"The Committee on the propose 1 Na
tional Armory west of the Alleghahies has
inr t a sullhiont number of times to learn
that i'n membera dis.'igrt-o so tlu.roue.hly
that it i ill be impossible to secure a majority
iu f i or of any place. Probably the Com
mittee will recommend 'hat three Commis
sioners be appointed by the President to
s deet a site.
The following tdugular scrap is from a
Medio list i a; er :
A man I .id mirrnted f-oin 'i.-l'iir.-h to
I cliiireh, I recking ii)i eiich as he passed. At
) length he found himself in tiie Presbyterian
Icnurch, where ho was making great j ro
j gross. Tim pieai hcr, in ri-at ellstrcis taid
I to one of the elders: "What shall wo do
! with him?" "Oh," replied the elder, "I
' have been prayim; tho Lord to send hiin to
ihell!" "Oil, i.roiher, what do you mean? "
" Mean what I say j 1 hope ho will goto
hell. Me wouid do .rood there; he would
fo gotvl there ; bo would l.rcak up the cs-
. , . . . . ,
tablishnie it :n six weeks
An Irishman's Wish.
Patrick Metjuiii'i was a baggage master
on one of our railroads, and attentive to
his business. A few evenings since, while
at his post, he was accosted by an excited
pas-iongrr, who, in a rude and boisterous
manner, dciuiunled to know the xvhere
ahonis of his trunk. Fat, after several
times icplying to the interrogatory, lost pa
tienee and thus put an end to tiie strang
er's troublesome questioning : " Och, mis
ter, I wish in me soul ye were tho elephant
instead of the jackass, fur thin ye'd hava
yer trunk always under ysr eve." . That
passenger didn't u.-k for his trunk a second
time. ' 4
Mortars for Cairo.
has been received from head-quarters, or
dering the immediate shipment of thirty of
the larr;e mortars manufactured at the Fort
Fitt Wos, for tho VVostern gunboats.
Theso immense engines of war have all been
tested, and are ready for transportation.
Tliey ry s.nnowhat in weight, tl small
est of thecj weighing seventcui thousAitd
The Chicago Post announces the passage
through tiiat city of a la-ge number of l.-irga
rtortars for Cairo. These signs of approach
ing work on tad Mississippi are truly eu-
To niake a nice jam lay your Lead o ri
der a descen ling pile-driver.
To be eheai of time carry yonr watch
To keep from being dry ctand out in tha
ruin, i '.
To prevent .cadachs when C.ettS so
ber keep drnnkv
To tell 't you love girl ha seuis tt-
w fiiap go to 6 her, a