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MJUmN'8 JFEllUY BEL,. CO. 0,
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Attorneys & Counselors at Law
' Solicitor in Chancery,
ST. CLAIHSVILLE, O. ,;
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M. J. W. GLOVER,
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ST. OJL OIIIO, FEBltUAitY 27, l8C5i. Now Serie--Vol. 2, No. 4
Business Cards. Choice Miscellany.
From the Boston Gazette.
THE CORK FINGER.
Tlie reader in not Tary much ad vanned in
VHaru who rnoalli the uoriod whnn the Albion
llutol in this uity wus oue of the most popu
lar ruborts w hod. ' It woe under the Ma
jor's roof that one fuuiid oonitortalile apart-
nicuta, a most unexoeptionauie cuinnc, ana
a cellar stocked with the ohoicottt viutage;
and fur muuy jubdi the aroma et the cigara
which eauie fitnu the Albion oould aluioet
be distinguished, bo rich and 1'rngraut were
the brandf. ;
It was the month of Auiuat. J8-r..lmt
lilt twilifrtit wan fadfnf into dstknenK, that I
entered the office, to meet, as every one did,
with a pleasant salutation trom tne . most
evan-te in pored ot hosts. Near the window
sutarnther good lnokilig ninn, about forty
years of ago, evidently a foreigner. As T
pased him our eyes met, ana tne tnougut
s' ruck me that he was not a stranger to me,
though where to placo hint 1 was unable.
I itluiiced at the Hotel Kcaister and rend
over the lUt of arrivals for a week, when I
saw inscribed in the usual style of r rench
culigraphy the name Logeudre, Taris.
Years previous I had been in Paris, and one
of my business acquaintances bore that sur
name. The age ot the stranger prevented
it from being him, but there was a family
louk which was not to be evaded. As I
looked I could trace a strong resemblance to
to my termor mend, and I solicited nn in
troduction from the Major, and before I
ventuied to inform my new acquaintance
of my suspicions, I endeavored to ascertain
the cause ot his vidit. lie was communica
tive and intelligent upon every point, but
wlitfTl I attempted to draw him out as to the
purpose of his trip, he simply evaded it by
an inirenious turn or some sparkling remark.
I veiiturod to inform him that though be
snoke most excellent EmcUr-h, I was not en
, - ..... . j i.:.. l
ureiv uuacauuuiieu hjiu ins.iaiiKuitv, hiiu
gradually spoke nt my Hiciul tearing uis
il6, whom 1 had known m 1'una.
"Anatole Ijegendre ?" he said.
"Yes ttuo St. Augustine."
The eloetrio fluid of his nature was start
ed instantaneously, and as he grasped my
hand shook it with all the vigor that be
could have shown had he found a long lost
brother, he exclaimed, while the tears stood
in lim uvea.
lou are the only person wno reany
knows mo on this continent."
A few inquiries aftvr liis brother, and
some uleaisant recollections of him which
related, established the entente. cordiuU, and
we walked toward the Common, he giving
his toneue a license, which, as ho confess
ed, it had not known since he left Paris.
My natural ouriosity was not yet satisfied
as to the oause of his visit, aud as we reach-
AtWuiaii-l tuilU)i .We ' lilli.h BUS
' ha. put
cigars, I inquired the probable length of
stay in lioston.
"Uncertain," he repliod, and saying
whioh he indulged in a few minutesof brown
study, as if discussing in his own mind the
rjrorjriotv or feasibility of some mental query
which had suggested itself, I puffed away,
for L'krrew that when a Frenchman ponders,
which is very rarely, he dislikes to be dis
turbed, lie finally solved the doubt, and
turning to me, he said :
1 am an agent ot tue rans fonre.
As I hud committed no crime in Paris,
I was not alarmed at this abrupt announce
ment, and my friond was evidently surpris
ed that I did not show some strong emotion.
I contented myself by remarking:
"Ah I indeed, and what brought yoi
.. "Well, to toll the truth, I came out
after a counterfoil er, and possibly you
hpln me to una hull.
"And when found yon can do nothing.
Ynit rjiiinot arrest him. " .
" True, but he has evidence which I might
bnv.-whiuh would be' valuable. ' I want
purchase certain secrets, which be possesses.
l)n vou understand 1"
"Vpu I can imaciue such a thins as
the list of probabilities, but I eoul'esa I
He had another brief spell ot aolt-interro-cRtion.
which I allowed him to onioy. for
knew bis story would be mine, if I only
him time enough. As a bit ot advice,
pimant, lot me suggest that any one who
tn extract information from a French
man, by what is called "pumping," makes
a noor investment. Wait for a rabbit
noma out of his hole, if vou wish to
him : for if vou ask himtooome out, be
only burrow deeper. Let a Frenchman
think he possesses a secret which you
to obtain, and he is the most adroit man
nonoealina- even his own knowledge of
that the world attords ; out let nun tain
anniiL'h. and he will tell you his family
tory Iroui the day ins granuiatner nrst
light, and he will not omit even tue
of snme maiden who could not
sist the handsome oid-do-camp oi trenerai
So-so no, not even if he confesses that
behold in the person oelore you tne
of that unfortunate liaison. , :
"Well, said my new inena, "i.inra.
that the man I want to see is or has
w T . 1 1.;... . ' KT..
in .Boston. J iraceu miu vu no.
ihonna tn Montreal, and then I have
tive information that he came here, but
is all I know.
"Ttnt. after vou find him. what if he
fuses to disclose hie seoret ? If it is a
nrth havirur. it may be worth nis Keeping.
If there arc others interested, others
nnnainiv nar uiiii mi u aiiunro
"That is nossible. bnt in his case not
bable, lie is a rich counterfeiter in his
pectations, put it he is suntsriDg io;e
DO may . c- . '
rinn't undBrstana vour meaninir,
'That, is true, for vou. do not know
case ; if you did you would understand
case very clearly. ' " ' ' '
"I have no doubt l snouui. . put in
, 1 tut of service to vou?"
"Possibly yon may nave seen mm.
In a tall, handsome young fellow,
twenty-eight, with light eyes, and1
vn at home, a thin moustache. He
a little lame, and when he left Paris,
eight months since. conl(l speak but
"Anrv' I added, "he lost at some
nthm life the upper joint of one ot
ger on his left hand, I think?'
fn a whisoer.
!rtv ' ... !..!: 4.;n J,nW
IJtJ TDU1UUW uiiia nnu i -j
i , , - o n : i-!
. "Great heavens! exclaimed the
. 1 A Man la he?'
tell me where hi- ii? Possibly you
wnrnhim.' Oti I fool thntlwastfl confide
in one whom I knew but an hour : but
then, I" thought but I know you Won t
hazard every hope I have in life by betray
ing tho brother of your old friend, will you?
can you?" '
Iwai afraid of a eceno.' I appreciated
his fears; nd though 1 had really told the
truth,, and had not made a lucky guess. I
rlirl ni mieanae an mmdi information BS UC
anticipated, for another second he prouii-M
ed me gold and his eternal lore it 1 would
show him whore the eontorfeiter was. 1
plodgcd him all the assistance in my power,
and he was quieted. He proposed our im
mediate return to the hotel : and, ascending
to his room, ho showed me a photograph of
the object of his search. , :
-VI eauixit wrarilAo- rHteT witts '"but
it Is wonderfully like the man I met.
" You are sure about tho finger T
"I will iwnnr to that." .r, . -
He immediately took from his yalise '
glove, and in the top of the third finger
thore was a bit of cork,' neatly adjusted,
which gave to it a perfect filling, so that it
resembled, except tho nail, a glove upon a
numan nnger. ncre was a singular puiinuu.
Rnmnnrin and nlot for n enlliedv at home.
"Take a seat, mv friend, and I will tell
you the story briefly."
we puiie'i our cuairs tovruru uie wiuuuw,
looking out intc the street. After he had
lowered the cas. he asked mv attention. 1
pave it, though I confess I was confused, for
itappearea more ime a uream urati uiianiu
ary tale than tho reality, for we were in the
matter of fact City of Notions, and I could
scarcely realize, a I looked out upon lainu
iar objects, that I had become a participa
tor in a life drama which I had not dreamt
of an hour before '.: -"The
circumstances of the cass," . Jiid
the asent. "are these. M. de Qrome is a re
tired millonaire, and is now acting President
of tho Hank or France. For many years
ha has enioved the confidence of the Gov
ernment and the Bank, and no man stands
higher. His son Alfred ' de lireme, the
young man whom I am in renrcb ot, is a
highly educated, talunted man, who passed
through the usual dissipation of a wealthy
young Parisian without losing that nobility
or character which many too otten saorince.
A year ago he became engaged in marriage
to the daughter of a rich retired merchant
of Marseilles, and the wedding was to have
taken place when I was called upon by the
Hank to assist in lerretmg out tne perpetra
tors of a nicely executed counterfeit npnn
our Bank which has defied our force of de
finitive for manv vears.
"That is strange," 'I remarked. "I
thnnrht vour nolice svsteni nerfect.
"It is, but theso counterfeits appear but
occasionally, and then only in comparatively
8a.mll amounts. It is rarely that over ten or
twenty thousand francs are nut out at one
time. They are so nicely executed that
even the bank has bci
fiminMi iww'llliill!.! lint
new naDers have been procured, still there
bank has been, deceived, sort
is an annual loss to the Bank, which prcft-rs,
even when detected, to pay them rather
than throw distrust upon ' their bills and
create a name. As I rcniiirkod, 1 was called
in, having shown some skill in oerecutig
crime, and 1 traced the lssuincr of one ot
theso bills toyoung Greme. lhere was nt
a doubt ot his euilt. and when I intormed
his father of the fact, he oould not believe
it, but that night fearched ha 'n s writing
sk, and there were five in a emgiernve ope
and two in his own pnrtonioiin no. In my
presence the father charged the son with
the deed, but he maintained ho was inno
cent. ' He was arrested, and while in jail
letter came trom the father ot Ins intended,
who, having been intormed of his guilt,
tliotiL'h the affair was not made public, re
fused him his daughter's hand, and, though
she could not but follow the dictates ot her
roason, with such overpowering proof, she
nM fnr 1 saw the letter that she Still
honed that he was innocent, and she tclt
that one day perhaps ho might bo able .
ni-ove iC ft was a Heavy Wow for the pfioi
boy. He became delirious and with the
consent of the authorities ho was allowed
leave the country. His father bad him
eonvey'odj'whon he was able to travel,
Kngland, but it was only arterroany weeks
(meal that I found became to thiscountry."
'Why did vou not seek information
his father?" '
"Ah 1 that is the point. After young
Grouie had' been gone some few months,
news bills wore oounterteitod
, "And the Director himself is suspected?
"Hush!" said the agent, as if afraid some
hidden spy would leave that moment
quiet city of Boston and inform the Paris
inn millionaire of the web which was weav
ing for him. "Hush I I found one of
new counterfeits on him. He does not know
it vet. The Bank know it. and he is watch
ed day and night. It is feared that
wrong man has suffered ; or, what is
more probable, that to save his father
Hnen nWradution ho suffered the imputa
tion, and left, that he might show his uovo-
tion. . ' '
"But if this was the case," 1 suggested,
would not the father send hiin reunttan
It is not known that be ever sent
anything. The mails have been watched,
but thore are no doubt others in tho
and if I could only see young Gre me, I
so act upon him that 1 should know his
Where did you seo him und how
"I am sorry my information is only
to discourage you," I observed, "for it
young man I saw was reany ine omeot
your search, he has gone to England. "
"tf .mlfiin. KTnlatn. mv dear fellow I
"Well, to relieve your mind, it was
three weeks ago that I noticed a young
omir rlnanrintinn walkine
jMiarfv'.i'B , , .
the city, apparently engaged in no business
and intent only upon killing nine, ne
as you say, a little lamo. One morning
1 entered a iurnisinngi mum w purvua
a,in.vAa. ana 1 xouna nun ghkbzbu
business, and as he extended
hand I acoidently glanoed at it and
thmt the tun nr nns 01 nis uincera wua
A day or two after I met him again,
into the window of a print shop, and he
the dark green gloves whioh he had
when 1 had met n tin.. 1 gianeeu uh
tohat disoositioD ha had.- made
,.u nrl nf -t h fflove-fimter which was
. V. . . 1 ir
i i,n 1 muid not aeteor, any jiiuerouuo
between hia hands. The little
ntnmllv fixed the vouiin man in my.
him on board the
hiaheailedi'or Eurone, I was at the
to bid friend farewell, and" as" the boat wi
iHavlni the dock there were1 interchanges of
adieux between those on board and th many
collectod on the wharf. I sawmy unknown
among the reef, and as I ea-ijfH. niseje, ne
itemed to recognise me as'onj of his street
acquaintances and smiled, I ventured to
wave my hsnd and shout4 ten vnyapt,
which ha acknowledged by a touch of his
hat, and the steamer wctit n her ay,
and that is all that 1 ' know bfthe oung
man."- . t
"He had a erv ftleasaiit Mmle, Bad ne
. ..I . ' ' l ' ' ' r l T
Ye, and his whole- tt)'ner was very
1 I li.l ham Aa.ee M nanu ' r ' . r
()na few ewarVwua. l War buying
"There ban be no dorjbt It was be, aaid
the agent, "and he has do doubt gone-to
F..,iun '' - ...
f anffiTH.tAt the noseibilityof his stopping
in Halifax, but he thonght-tiiat he had re
turned to Europe, and th next steamer
which loft for England catried back the
French Polico agent, who promised on leav
ing to lot mo hear the denotement of the
drama. I waited patiently many weeks for
the hoped for letter, but Months pased
away and year followed year, ana no uuings
came. Occasionally, as th Smoke of my
cigar curled into the air, I thought of my ad
venture, but it was nearly ei&ued from my
niA.,llunin,i wVinn till. a. ffteS-fUvs aitlCS A
lottor roach'ed me, which givep the ecqnel to
the episode which 1 have routed. 1 trsns
Iste the letter, as it affords at the informa
tion I possess of the affair. ' 1 1 '
PARIS, Dec 21, 1861.
Mr Dear Friknd : I hops this may
yon in good health, and in tnsenjoyment of
the world's prosperity. How jnany years
have flod since I left jl&)tya1 Ah i
time flies. What have VOnthofgm of me? I
promised to write and inforra you the re
sult of my search after young (ireme. Well,
it had no result till quite recently. You did
see Grouie, as you supposed ; lift remember
ed very well tlie incidents you rclatedj and
especially your adieu to him a$ he left in the
steamer. But let mo be a little more sys
temntin in rnlutinn of facrji.' '1 ..." j-
Whnn T left vnn f vUitiirf ftmrland. but
oould not find youn Greme. ' I returned
to Paris, and was ordered to investigate the
case further, but the more I sought tor traces,
the loss it appeared to me that M. de Gr?me
and his son were guilty. In course of time
I became satisfied that all suspicion of either
had been unjust, but how lo account for
their possession of tho counterfeits?
puzzled all our force. Our shrewdest de
tectives were enraged, they oould not solve
Droblem. and we even called in the aid of
the most expert London deteotives. But
was useless. I1 or a space ot t nrae rears mere
was no new emissions of the kills, and" the
whole Question granusil.y tfr all mTerest.
his official position in the bnrjc was taken
seriously ill and as the doctor mid he had
but a short time to live; the Government
granted bim permission to sind for his son
whom it ftppeurs ho had constantly corres
ponded with, und who was then residing
Scotland. The father died and the young
Greme, his only child, became his heir, thus
inlieritingnn immense fortune. Boon alter
he had attain settled in Paris he sent for me.
and then asserted his eutire ignorance of
whole charge, and though he was aware
Bank had long since been convinced of
innocence, be was anxious, if money oould
do so. to nrocure some exnlliiation of
fact of his having in his possession
counterfeit bills. He assured me he received
them from his father. This surprised
and I again, ah I shame upon hie, thought
it possible that the fatljer was alter all
cul 111 it. I did not wish to tell him
suspicion, for he loved the memory of
father, and so 1 left him. 1 ears passed away
and no now counterfeits anmtored. M.
Ureruo lived a retired )ie,ffMaJire.at good
tfitli his moan's. ' ne avoidVsl the frivolities
of hie, and gave his attention to scientific
pursuits and literature. I often felt the
of bis intended wife had weighed heavily
upon him. ' In his room there hung a
of a lady, who I suspected was the
love he ever bad. He appeared to lead,
such a thins- is nossible. a melancholy, hap
py lite, conscious of his own integrity,
not foreotful of the suspicions of the past.
But the oloud has .passed Over, and it
now broad davlieht with him. Tho whole
mystery is cleared up, and this is how
rams about. ' ' ' "
On the first of this month I was sent
and I found hiiu in a state of groat excite
ment. : tie was almost delirious with
As I entered he said : '
"I have sent for vou because you
my history. I have many true friends
would no doubt serve me, bur J. entrust
self to you, tor various reasons, this morn
ingl received this letter, nead it:
1 took the letter, and it was as follows
M.atHtrLLa., Nor. 9S,
lfAltrnt deOreme elill eheriaheev for ii. early
tllttt adection which alia neve. for.eaVlLrjvluet
vmhheld trom liim- let liim be ttaare! inal cuttrum-nnneee
wliica nave Iranapired within mit homrm. though
llit'iiweive, bav. removed all Auapioion from atrr
the possibility of hi. havlup nerp:lriurd any act
bore tfonalrua ofuuill. If he allll .nlenainaenV
or any diaiw to renew lil. fonuer fricadftlun. let htin
at once 10 J . . . . (UAiue.
P. rJ. My father died yejterd.y. , , .
'. "I have waited for thst message for
many years. I tnew it would come. I
kept myself informed of her fidelity to
aad at last I am rewarded,'' he exclaim
ed - ' - ,
"And she evidently has nolbeen
of vour D09ition in lite," 1 added "But
postcript is singular. It merely records
rinat.h of hsr father. " r .. . "' : '
"She in incrief. evidently, and I
leave at onoe,-" he roplied, "!nd you
mwith ma. tor I am sure tnatahe nas
ered some explanatibn of the mystery of
bank bills, or she would never nave sent
me. 1 1
You don t appear to' understand it,
I do, 1 remarked. . ;
Hnw? What do von mean T -
"It may be only my suspicions, and
koep them- to myself for th present, if
will allow me. '. ':- --f
A r ,.!) inn IrrnnffTit' hs ro Marseilles,
and we attended the funeral of the father
Marie; In the evening we were shown
bar to a nnvate room in the attre, and
covered with dast snd rusty for want of
were th implements ot a most expert
. ' . I.' ,.,.1.1,. li, nnu
loTitftter.' fUT JOio, uu."' u w ..y
n,iil iineiinnented bv all. he had carried
hia tr.dn. Ho "ha'd inade hls confession
If.l. Um nnnftxaail that h had
I the money in Alfred's iwcketa attar
retired at night for the false issues. The
liill r...,nH nn.lui .t.liir lraiiu uan. nn tlnunr.
t:n conveyed .there by nun, as Altrrl
fathrtr vi-ited 5larseil!e shortly aflor the
affair. He did. htrwever, poor and mis
erable at laM. 1 have not attempted to de
soribe the scene, k'ea can imagine it. It
was Marie's intention to aiitcraetmvent, Mit
Alfred has diaxiuulcd her from such a file,
aud tlie altar will soon witness tlreir union.
I in ti it close my epistle, already too lung.
Yon will see in the papers various version.
of this affair, one uf which states the coun
terfeiter was arrested and is now in pn"on,
but yon know tnut you can roly upon this
from - .
What an improbable. atdry? I hear, ex-.
cwliuod by somsof'niy readori. Do you
think so? And why? Because it don't
seem true that the Albion uotei snonm
have any connection with the death of a
counterfeiter in Marseilles. It is not so
strange, however, whan we reflect upon it,
as the fortunes of tho Emperor Nanoleon.
He has walked through the streets of Uoston
when ha was quite oneertsid where he
was to obtain means for anotherwoek's lodg
ing. If yon do not belicvc the story, go look
at the the Kogistor of the Albion, and ask
the Major if such an incident as that I relate
he first parairraDh is not a positive fact.
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The room in which I passed the evening with
tho agent ot the rench ptilioe was recuniiy
occupied by my bachelor friend, Colonel ,
and when 1 caned tnere occasionally i al
ways saw Legendre taking from his valise a
glove with a bit of cork iu the finger.
"Commodore" William F. Lyn Ch.
The New York Tribune, of tho 19th, has
the following sketch of tho rebel "Commo
dore" William F. Lynch, who received such
a drubbing afthe hands of the gallant Golds
borough at the taking of Roanoke, and who
probably lost hi life there:
Less than a year ago there resided in
West Philadelphia a gentleman named
William F. Lynuhwhowas geoerally called
"Lieut. Lynch," sometimes spoken of as
"Captain' Lynch. He was known to be an
officer of the navy , but a poorer specimen
of humanity it would be difficult to meet
with small of stature, halting in gait, with
a shy manner, never lookins any oue in the
face, and at all times betraying a fear that
a policeman was at bis heels. Ho was
oonstant attendant at the church of the Rev,
Mr. N ue. the son of the redoubtable Henry
A. of Viruiiiia. and he was one of the Sun
day-School tcaehors of the parish. This
, ... ' -A
mous ana strnnie lookine snecimen oi Hu
manity disappered from the village about
the time the Rev. Mr. Wise made tracks for
Dixie. His absence attracted no attention
at first, but it was soon known that he had
run away deeply in debt. The bouse
l w "".T"';" uTuZ-'hn
purchase taioney baring been executed
the fornior owner, an honest German, who
supposed he was dealing with an honest man
wneu ne parted with the title to the proper
ty. One mortgage was for $4,000 to
Girard Life Insurance Company, and the sec
ond to the former owner, for $3,000. Before
our "Commodore" ran away he had secured
tenant tor the house, and without divulging
the liict that he had never paid a cent for
property, iuJuocd the tenant to pay him
advance tho rent for the ensuing six months.
Slieriffswrits soon made known the fact that
this Jeremy Diddlur had not naid the inter
est on the mortgages, and Mr. Kern,
late Sheriff, on Monday, Oct. 7. 1 801, sold
the estate of W. Jj. Lvncb, at pubho sale,
the former owner of the property, he being
compelled to purchase to secure himself'
The whole transaction proved the knavery
ot the Commodore, who had entrapped
unsuspecting man iyto an agreement to trust
to bis promises ot Dayineut at eiven time.
solely on the faith that he was ar officer
the Iavv of the United States. The Sher
iffs sale of this cemleinan's trrorierty
01 course auruciou some attention,
caused much gossip. It uow turns out
our Commodore is really and in truth,
of tho most miserable quacks in existence
a vain, conceited jackanapes; destitute
, , . , . i . j .L-:
real courage, our. laoonug unuer tue
nression that he is of some importance,
having gained the applause and puffs of
newspapers, on the insults of his martial
ploits some years ago, when with some
he mada nn "Expedition"
to the Dead pea. . The results ot this
exploit were not of a very astound
ing character, as the then Lieutenant,
his companies, took soundings of the
and make a chart of it, all of whioh had
done before by a French officer, and report
ed to the world: but nevertheless, our Lynch,
burning for notoriety, whioh he thought
fame, made the most of his exploit by
to the woild a book crammed full of every
thing under tlie heavaas which oould
mimed in from -nuthors on toe Holy
aud so exhibited liunselt to men 01
and biblical knowledge as a donkey of
first class. But. like Maurv and some
ers, ha gained a newspaper reputation
science, and. we have road within a
or two since that he was "an accomplished
and highly soieotiuo oihoer. - lae .Lieuten
ant married a very beautiful and accomplish
ed vounsr ladv Miss febaw. dauuhtor
Commodore shaw ..Alter living wttn
some vears she found herself suddenly
serted and thrown rennvlesson tho
of the world. She sought shelter
the roof of a charitable institution in
tucky, and there are not a tew in that
who contributed to the support of this
treated wife, while the husband, with
filled purse drawn trom the .treasury of
iuttiu yuineuiaeuuuut.uv fiMwij ...
oountry sought his pleasure in travel.
1 I-'., " ! ..rY,-. .1 :
neroosideno in tne , est, tue umimug
crafty Lieutenant manned to procure
and soon found another to take
place of the motner nis cnuumn. m
since Uved with bur friend in the
a ), aTiiariunoe of the man
scarcely have been surprised when she
that he had provou a muwi 1
that bad fed aod olothed him, and
whose auspices be had been allowed to
holy scaues ana tnereoy gam iua
orltih nia vnnltv loii hiiu to ooDsttua ah
Mury, Lynch, aod Maffitven. scabs
m... .TTj i-Viia Ar.iirv.rv in vail rid of
oither of these oreatures ever smelt
in defense of the Uag tuey naa sworn 10
it in known to the oountrv that
KXui Dim nrtiil bv Lvnch was when, a
..,,hi tan h nointod arifleoonnon
head of poet Irishman who uodartook
I swim the-I'otomoo at Acedia Creek to
our lines. Hi history wuU some day i
21 veil to uie worio. anil muii m,:io wn w
reveiea srien a ma or meanness, irrai-uur,
and villainy as will give this small man a
very prominent plc among the raacals who
uavo eacapsJ unbung.
Letter about Senator Wade.
Hon. M. C. Hills, Representative in the
General Assembly frrrm Medina county,
reading the various) fossipjiing statements
from Washington, n lative to the relations
of Hon. Ben. Wade with President Lincoln,
and disbelieving some of tLe absurd state
ments on that subject, w.-oteto lion. H. G,
Blake, for information, and reueived the
following' reply -
WASHINGTON, Jan, 29th, 1862.
lion. M. C. Hill,.-
Ika 8m : Yours of the 24th tnst, rime
duly to hand, and contents not-d. 1 am
very much snrprid at the statements of
ynur letter in regard to what men say of
Uenj. I. Wade. 1 know not what men
mean when they say that Mr. Wade is
played ont. If they mvn that he is lm-
becile. and basrio weight of character and
vigor of sction, I can only express my utter
! atonUiment at such lying.
Mr. wade is tno most acrive, untiring,
i . .
energetic man in the United Suites Senate.
11 fji a man ot more iiinuence in that body
than any other man there. He is in the
most confidential friendly relations with the
President, the latter sending for him fre-
?uently to consult on the conduct of the war.
le is a firm and decided friend of the Ad
ministration, and is doinir all he can to put
down the rebellion and aid the Government
in this gigantic struggle for life. So far
Iroiu iu being true that Mr. Wade ever
shook bis fist in the l'residcnt'a fuce, and
called him a "d J fool, it is simply
lio. without anything to make iteutcf.
know of no Senator or Representative that
is on terms 01 more intimate friendly rela
tions with the President than Mr. Wade.
aud there is no man in either branch of the
legislative department of the Government
that i relied on more, and consulted so
much, by the Administration, as he is. He
is the warm personal friend nf the Hon. E.
M. Stanton, tbe Secretary of War, and fre
auently. since tbe appointmentof Mr. Stan
ton, has he sent his carriage to Mr. Wade's
boarding bouse to nave bim come and see
bim for consultation on matters relating
the war, before breakfast, and after 9 o'clock
at niKht. Ihe tact is. olr. W ade is the leg
islative hero of this war; and at a time like
this, when our country needs tbe services
ol her wisest men, to assist in saving the
Government, sustaining the Constitution,
and preserving the Union, it would be
burning shame and disgrace, to throw aside
a man ot Mr. w ade a ability, experience
Tbe Legislature could, most effectually
xneTOirairTon, i xi w aesirea, oy ine uetcat
of Mr. Wade. I know of but two classes
of men here who ODDose the election of Mr-
Wade: 1st, Tbe traitors; and, 2nd, A class
of Generals in the army who insist on con
ducting the war on peace principles that
is, keep tue army up witn its oost 01 nun
dreds of millions of dollars to the people,
H. G. BLALE.
Children are often sa cly told, that "ihey
don't know what is good for them."
savini- is true when annlied to large folks.
aud their conduct proves tbe fairness ot
application. When hard timos, or a
ol hard times, come over a' land, on what
do they begin retrenchment and economy.
Uu tho backr ao, madam: you clothe
yourtelf with the finest and rarest still.
With the stomach ? .No, sir: you pamper
it with every delicate meat as usual.
luxuries? No, Mr. Sybarite .' yon
tbe choicest, and smoke the most exqtus
in wonted profuseness. No, uo, .deluded
children! you begin with the printer:
cut off books as il they were a pest and
either stop your paper or refuse to pay
it. You seem to imagine that you
merely animal, without a soul or intellect
Your action indicates this, anvhow.
V'crdy , the public has been spoiled. Books
and papers have been turaisuod at so low
rate, and with so little recomuense to
tuor and nrinter. that they are lightly
esteemed, when they should be held above
all price ; and tho consequence is, that
printer, who makes but a scanty living
tho best of times, is left to crumbs or starva
tion when a real or fancied necessity
retrenchment exists. Out upon such
treuchinent ! ear less costly gear
plainer food drink less and smoke less,
none at all, rather than cheat your soul
mind of thuir due portion. Buy good books,
and take aud pay for an honest aud decent
uewtnanur; aud as upright, God-created
beings you will be the better and richer
it., v u:- a a
IIUUUSIU ISUgtHllUM. AUIB1UWI.
Gen. Grant in tbe New York. Tribune of
Brig. -Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the hero
Fort Donolson, is a man of about 40
of age. He is a native ot unio, ana a
of West Point, being the appointee
Win. L. Haiuer from that State when
mnmkMr nf Congrass. who was snbseuueutly
killed in the Mexican war. He was
hravntfeil' for gallant and meritorious
rl,i, in ilie Mexican war. and was in
principle battle in whioh it was possible
anv oue nan to be. tie was in ins tin
... - . - - . . . . ,
During Ibwtry, and resigned in 1856 andwent
J Kimnan in St. I Willis. Ua subseouentlv
business in St. Loms. He subseiuently
moved ao Gulen. 111., where he now
and become iuterested in a large leather
At the breaking out of this rebellion
lmm,iitttl nffered his sorvicos to the
ernment, and was soon put in couimaitd
an Illinois regiment. He participatea
iolu in tha nsmitaign in Missouri, and
tuned gioat oredit. At tne extra reroivu
name was brought forward tor a Bneadier
(l,.ornlriln hv Mr. Washburne of
of the House of ltoprosentative, and
Ant ;mrlliifft.ion ioined in the reeommenda-
- o - , .11 .
tin and ho u annointea. ne soon
wont into oowmand of th military
of Cairo,- - - 1 :.
Tim a.litur of a DaDer wants to
the Western whisky was ever seen '
' thro1 ths-rye.' ' ! - ' '1 " ' 1
TEHMI tor ADKaTM:)i
' i ' ' ' ' V
Oe ( Him. ar taeaj aas a
Peh uSMMuent Ineeeftotl-
On. friuara. three montae,
eeleMyeaeae r"pe e..e..e ,
errWeenr.ityeiWnr. ateao1A e -a. .
of a rilirnntfl Brryanar. bx"Vr 1 "v
iks .ice-linr 0-or .han(. (uu. A luleaea, ao
T7AilvehWmenf. ant eeeeeepemea' wtlh erriaaia -m-iiona
will be maenad ualli lor bid, aadeliaieialyi aStaV
"ft- - r l
rT7rrctAt. PtTTirra and Dor;wa Cf.ni Jlrsraa-ruee.-na
oue. aud a kalt Uw retee of aaaaaary adw
The Blunders of the Rebels.
Tlie Herald, a Baptist paper, printed ia
Richmond, Va., in enumerating the mia .
takes the leaders of Moeasto have anode,
mentions eight great blunder having been
eonmiitted by them: "l.Ia flrin)vpon
Fort former; 4 lo believing there -weald
be a divided North and an apathetio U. 8.
GoTemmrnt; 3. .In believing that they would
have th hearty sympathies of Knrop j 4i
Id belicving'that the bonds of their Confed-
1 V v, l. .-1 ! T? . e
entry wouiu reauuy ue iaa iu tMivym. e.
In relieving that the military power of th
North would be directed hi a crusade gtlbst
slavery, rather than employed for tbo-over-throw
of tnrasnn, and th establishment ef
the Unioa and the Constitution : A. Io he- t -'
liering liiai Xor liuu-a oearaaa aai ihiaasaa--
were no maa for Soathern, or that ra hat
tie one Souther rmr equalled five Yanke ;
7. In believing that the flag nf the Cotton
Oligarchy would wave above the Capitol at -Washington,
and the roll of slave be called
nn Bunker UU1; 8. In believing that th
fancied omnipotence of cotton would domi
nate the commerce of the world." '
A year nearly of disastrous war ha mod-
:r . 1 : 1 1 i .1 : .1 1 ,
iiiwi wmmtsrminy iiifi v,iniuiia ui ui ttjuvjib.
Before hostilities commenced, one of th ,
present South Carolina Generals filled oot--"
uinn after colujun of the Charleston Mercu
ry to show that secession would not lead to
war ; that the North was too much wedded
to its gains to think of adopting any poliry
wuiuu wouiu uiLeriere wiui inem, ana v u
was so disposed, that the interference of
European powers would hold it in eheck.e
In this way they prepared tbe minds of an
unwilling people to aid their treasonable pur
poses, and step by step led them on to their
ruin. Arguing upon false premises, th
secession leaders hare Droved to be politi
cal charlatans of the worst stag. No one
ot tbeir praHjictioM haw mm true, and
everyone of theirconclusioDs have proved
to be false. In this they were, no doubt,
selt-decived, but their mistakes show that
instead of being statesmen, a they boasted,
they are nothing bat politicians, and very
Wind ones, indeed. But the people in thai
3onth are beginning to criticise more freely -
and express in ore decidedly their oniniona
of the leaders, and we find these person
put to the aeccssity nf defending themselva
and their policy. This is an evidence of
popular dissatistaetion, and well may tbaf
tn nimawDPi v. u 11 insurrection wnen lis
I'niiU, (instead of being tbe splendid Con
federacy pramised, extending over th
Southern States, Mexico and Central Amer
ica,, commanding the commerce of all th
world, ) are a rrrostrated commerce, trade
entirely cat off, a loss of part of the terri
tory which has always acted In concert wito
them, war' devastation, and property de
stroyed by the thousands. It would be an
instructive lesson for the people or the
Southern States to contrast th glowing pid-
ture 01 incur greatness wnea uoapanaen
ot the North, winch used to illumin tloi
tl5 WlXiWVI IteWwTwitS- fEe'lari:
choly taeti asjyyimved by tobb, TObmbs .
k Co. in their address to the people of
Georgia, acknowledging the energy aad re-
auuicca ui tut; u. o. uu,ci uiiiub, iu.
mense army it has in the field, confessing
that the rebels cannot expect to cope with
this army, that foreign intervention is hope
less, and that the only satisfaction which is
left them is to desolate the country with fir,
so that blackness and ruin shall mark their
steps departing before the advancing troops
of the Republic This is indeed a melarr
choly eudmg to all the fine expectations and
promises ot these instigators to treason ana
to the destruction of a government under
which they had always prospered; and while
foreshadowing the result ef their wicked
efforts, affords to th friends of free, insti
tutions the cheerful pro.ect of the speedy
downfall of that stupendous fol ly which the
rebels have been deluding - themselves
with for so '
Presentation of Fremont to McClellan.
One of the most significant of the many
political groupings at MrgT'Linooln's rw-1
union, was that in which tbe President, Mrs.
Lincoln, Gen. and Mrs." McClellan, and
Gen. and Mrs. Fremont were parties. ' Th
t.ro latter were waiting in tbe reception1
room until their carriage should .arrive,
when the President came op and asked
Gen. Fremont if he would be presented to
Gen. MeClellan. "With pleasure," replied
he, "but we are about leaving." . "Never
miul that," said the President, "I've got
him in a corner in the other room, and he's
waiting tor you. ' ' Of coarse Gen. Fremont
did not refuse, so, followed by Mr. Sumner
and Mrs. Fremont, he walked with Mrs.
Lincoln the entire length of the East Roon),
the observed of all the guests, who cheer
fully made way tor the rising man. Ihe
introduction was of course the oidinary aim-
pie ceremony, and alter a few moments
conversation with Gea. and Mrs. MoClellaa,
the party retired as they had advanced.
The significance of so market)' an occurrence
did not tail to impress the Hundreds 01 icox-
ers-on. always ready to talc aud act upon
an oHioial cue. Washington CorresjM)Hr
dcnceN. Y. Times.'
The Administration Policy.
A delegation of prominent .ReDuhlicans
recently came on hero from the West to
urge upon tue auuiiiii.ui.uuu uiuio w
pided war poKey, and to ascertain, if nossi-
Dle, tne exact posioon oi rresmeut uikxhu
on the Slavery oueaiton. After remaining
nere lor several uuy bum uuiuiuh; iepcw
ed interviews with Mr. Liucoln and Mr.
Rtantnn. thev left satisfied with the obs:'ion
of the Administration,' and especially pleas
ed with the statements ana sne general
position of tbe new Seoretary of War. The
conversations which took plaoe between Mr.
Stanton and the denotation h would be im
proper to publish, but they wereol such
charactor as to convince the most . radical
Republican that Mr. Stanton has no such
respect or love for tbe institution of Slavery
as will move him a hair trom his proper
course in the prosecution of the war. N.
Y. Post, Wash. Cor. -,. , ,
know if I
Parho Brownlovt. Parson Browri-
low's ease may be briefly state-iv H de-
Nnrt.h Knf rMfnrn bal was leads'
be was taken nek. tie was arrfmeu to ytw
teot him from violence. He still continues'
sick at his own house, being too onwelr to
be removed. When he recovers -he" wnl
probably be suffered to depart "to tbe other
ZiA nr.Tnr,lun." tniFether with his family.
He can do no bum thore to our cause, whde
his presence among as toiglrt oo injury.
Memphis Avalaoohe.- - ' .-.