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BY LUELLA CLARK.
Do von lorn tlio mcir? mn'te
of trm Tlllrtuo rwltii nt mom.
Whi'n Ihft dew liin. tn the f uu?hinij,
Tlio iliadons lu uio corn?
Do yon 1nv the f irolcw cnnVnco
Of hlrd-miii cli-nr and low.
In tlu tfirden or Itio errenwood,
G rooting yon whurt joa not
Do rnn lore tlie onlot mnnnnr
Of tlm rlvi'r wino unit dVp
Thi whimpering or Up flowing wvc
Tliat nover, uover nluop J
Do Ton lovo lo tipsr the rirecie
(o ntrini? nn.t your door,
Ki; nine oni h U-nf flint Ihov luve klted
A lliotu.irju timer before?
Do Ton lore tlie wllow' chlrjiinK
I'ndiT trui cottm; even.
Or tho rolln' cnrliit matin
From out the cliutorlng leaves t
O rlrh nrl fulr, on enrth. In lr,
of the ftvo. brlml miililnt horn
An' tho lsht unil tnunrl whose dllT round
Jlaku flail tuu numiuur morn.
—Little Corporal. Selected Miscellany.
THE WONDERFUL CLOVER LEAF.
STORY WITH A MORAL OR TWO.
Blinking, coins' to school, saw something
elitterlne liko a dew-drop, only much
larger. Going tin to it he saw a little
man asleep in a tulip. This little man was
dressed lu silver armor, and his wings
shone all over like the diamond spots in a
dragon-fly's wing. Simkins felt sure this
was a fairy, and he did not dare to touch
liim ; but at his foot lay a little pack hup,
furiously folded In a clover leaf, which he
." Do not touch me," said tho clover leaf.
"I am a wish, and I bclon? to this fairv.
Whoever wears me can always have his
wish, but what ho has wished for before
" Just the thing I want," said Simklns,
putting tlie packet in his bosom, " what
fun I will have ; only I wish I was not go
ing to school to-day.
As soon as he said that ho found him
self climbing a high mountain, covered
witli fruit trees and berries.
" Jolly 1" shouted Simkins, eating as fast
as he.could, " but it don't make a fellow
fed like walking. I wish I was on an easy
going pony." But then, you remember
that, by wishing a second wish, ho would do
away with his first wish. So Simkins, on
tho hack of an easy-going pony, was no
longer on the fruit-coTered mountain, but
in the school-room.
Just think what a clatter tho horso's
hoofs made on tho floor I The boys all
dropped their books and started, and the
master pounded with his cane on tho floor
and shouted :
"Stop, sir I Get off, sir I Aren't you
ashamed, sir ?"
But Simkins couldn't get off. lie kicked
and ho struggled, lie pulled on tho reins
and screamed, but ho never onco 'remem
bered to wish himself oft.
Tho master ran after Simkins, and be
gan to pound him.
"I wish I were riding you," blubbered
Simkins. The sumo instant tho pony van
ished, and there was Simkins on tho mas
ter's back I
Tho master roared, and tho boys scream
ed and danced about in their excitement.
" Mercy 1" "If I was only home I"
"While ho was yet speaking he whisked
in through the window of his mother's sit
"That is a very singular way ol enter
ing the house," observed his mother.
"I wish you could bo where I have
been," said Simkins ; " you would come in
the window, too."
Simkins' mother vanished at onco, and,
rushing out after her, Simkins saw her
flying through the air liko mad ou a bee
lino for the school-house.
Simkins flew rather than ran. Ho knew
very well what ho would find. Ho burst
open tho door, ho tore up tho stairs, and
rushed into tho schoolroom. Thcro was
tho schoolmaster running up and down
tho room, with Simkins' mother screaming
on his back.
" O, I wish you back again ! I wish you
backl" screamed Simkins. And there was
ho at homo again, and his mother whip
ping him with all her might.
" I will teach you to play ino such a
trick," cried his mother, who was angry,
and no wonder.
When ho could mako himself heard,
Simkins explained what had happened.
" Foolish boy I" said tho mother ; why
did you not wish for something splendid
nt once f Wish that wo had a splendid
Simkins wished, and tho wholo family
found themselves in such a fine great man
sion thai? they were ready to burst with
"I wish neighbor Green's folks wero
hero to see us," said Simkins. " They al
ways put on such airs."
The finrt -new house disappeared, and
biinkins ana ins lunniy stoou out, in me
street, with neighbor Green and his family
staring at him.
Simkins took tho clover-leaf package
from his bosom in a rage, and threw it as
fur ns ho could.
" I wish I may never sec you again," ho
And of course-ho got that wish, too.
JVcie York Mercury.
The Ring and the Initials.
Ono soft summer morning -a few years
since, tho littlo village of Listou waked up
with a sublime (or, at least, within a step of
it) that something wonderful ht'.d hap
pened. Tho bank had been broken open
und robbed of all its treasure.
A few weeks' beforo a traveling elocu
tionist had entered tho 'village, accom
panied by a couple of well dre9ed gentle
men, who turned out to bo on a sporting
excursion. The quiet villagers excited no
improper suspicions among tho envious
villagers, who wero usually quite willing
to dissect every newcomer in tho most un
Tho professor of elocution gave a series
ot lectures, to tno marvelous cuincatton
of incipient Ciceros and beau-loving
indies ; ana men went on nis way rcioic-
inc. But his companions remained,
rambling about tho woods and river for
several days altcrwards, wuen they sua
denly departed to parts unknown.
For several morninjis alter thair disap-
pcaranco the gentleman who occupied
apartments immediately over tho bank
found his rooms in a slight state of diS'
order. The chairs which, on leaving tho
olllce at niglit, ho had arranged with eyt
temntic care, appeared to have been per
forming some marvelous feats of somnam
bulism ; tho table in tho center of tho
room had evidently been used as a medium
of spiritual Tappings, and scleral articles
seemed to have been executing some ex
temporised polka in tho absence of their
After milking a few inquiries and a littlo
unsuccessful investigation to ascertain the
cause of theso unnatural phenomena, the
matter was allowed to pass without fur
But tno robbery or tno nansc at onco
nrouwd suspicion. In examining tho ottl.ee
floor it was discovered that a large piece of
tho flooring had been cut out with tho
utmost nicety ; and the burglars had made
an unsuccessful effort Jtjj break a largo
stone that covered tho vuult, and thus ob
tain access to tlie treasure.
But, undaunted by their failure, they
only waited for a favorable night to com
uience operations in another quarter.
tor several days alter Uio nrsi utiempi
tho weather continued pleasant; but at
last tho scowling skies gave token of the
approach of a heavy storm of rain and
thunder. As the deep, black night came
down upon tho village, largo drops of rain
pattered on the rool's and windows, and
fitful gusts of wind shrieked around tho
cotuers of the deserted streets, aud made
tlie trees ghobtly with unearthly groan
ing. Soon after midnight tho storm set in
w ith all possible fury. Every unfastened
casement and shutter trembled and clat
tered ; through every loose splinter of tho
fences tho wet; wind whistled; and tho
rain dashed ugalnst the window, as II,
indeed, "the windows of heaven wci'e
Iu the iuiJt of the itorm the burglar
trejit out of a low, dark dwelling la Loan
VOL. XVI. NO. 11.
L III I W 1
PEUUYSBUltG, WOOD CO.,' OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY
2.00 IN ADVANCIi.
street; and obtainlngn chisel and hammer
fmm a neighboring workshop, they cau
tiously hurried to tho rer of tho bank
build nig. By means of a plank, ono end
which was placed upon the ground and
other upon the casement, they quickly
ascended to tho window, which was easily
The particular manner In which the
was performed 1 still a matter of
much peculation; and it Is only definitely
that when the morning dawned the
and the safo had been most success
opened, their contents stolen and the
thieves were more than fifteen miles
At eight Vclock in the morning tlie man
ager of the bank entered the building; but
discovered nothing unusual until hq at
tempted to open the iron door of the
vault, which was secured by a largo pad
lock of such intricate construction that a
year before, at the World's Fair in
London, it had defied the skill of Hobbs,
celebrated lock-picker. The burglars
picked the lock, and locked it again
with such ingenuity that it could not be
Alter various attempts to unfasten the
door, a mason was sent for and a hole
made in the side of a vault sufficiently
large to admit a man's body. The bank
officer still supposed the lock had been ac
cidentally broken ; but as the manager enj
tered the vault, a burnt match upon the
floor aroused his suspicion. Immediately'
beneath the safo ho discovered a qttanj
of plaster, and, on turning the key,
door swung open, and lol the safo
entirely empty. Not a solitary penny
left a a sign of the treasure it had so
recently contained. The desperate fellows
first unscrewed the brass doorplato
bearing the niftne of the manufacturer,
had then bored directly through the
chilled iron platings and plaster a smooth,
round hole about four inches in diameter,
through which the specie and notes wero
Officers were immediately dispatched
throughout the country; but were all un
able to ascertain even the course tho
thieves had taken ; and despite the skill of
detectives who wero employed to work
the case, no traco of the fugitive vil
lains could be discovered.
As I entered the coach one morning I
agreeably surprised to find that it con
tained tho manager of the bank, who, like
myself, was starting on a journey.
Taking the train at Bilson, wo continued
As tho train stopped at Crewe two well
dressed men came in, and took a scat im
mediately in front of the one we occupied.
a few moments one of them sliehtlv
changed his position and rested his arm
upon the back of the seat. His hand was
strikingly white and delicate, and on the
little finger gleamed a chased ring of pecu
liar pattern and exquisite workmanship.
I observed that my companion had
watched them closely since they entered
train; and as his eyes rested on the ring,
face lit up witli an expression of nerv
ous satisfaction. Whispering to mo that
those fellows wero the bank burglars, he
hurried to obtain assistance from tho guard,
the strangers wero arrested without
Before returning homo with tho prison
tho manager related tho manner of
their detection. Beneath tho window,
through which they had effected an en
trance stood a largo table, upon which the
dust had been allowed to accumulate find
creeping across it, one of them had left,
several places, a perfect impression of
left hand and a chased ring, bearing the
initials "D. P." which he wore upon tho
littlo finger. Tho prints wero carefully
reserved and on applying to them tho
urglar's hand and rinjj, they wort found to
exactly fit the ihipression.
It is scarcely necessary to add that they
proved to be tho identical companions of
lecturer on elocution.
In their baggage and upon their per
3ns were found full sets of burglars' in
struments, and nearly a thousand pounds.
JNo traco ot the traveling elocutionist
yet been discovered, but the unfortu
nate " D. P." and his sporting companion
serving a ten years' apprenticeship at
making locks instead of picking them, in
sepuicnre 01 tno Jt'ortiana Prison.
The most fallacious ideas prevail re
specting leisure. People are always say
ing to themselves, "I would do this, and I
would do that, if I had leisure." Now
there U no condition in which the chance
doing any good is less than in tho con
dition of leisure. The man fully employ
ed may bo ablo to gratify his good dispo
sitions by improving himself or his neigh
or serving tho public in some useful
way ; out tlio man who lias all bis time to
dispose of as he pleases, has but a poor
chance indeed of doing so. To do increas
es tho capacity of doing, and it is far less
difficult lor a man who is in a habitual
course of exertion, to exert himself a littlo
more for an extra purpose, than for a man
who does little or nothing, to put himself
into motion for the same end. 1 hero is
reluctance In all things to be set agoing ;
iui wncn mat is got over, men evcryming
goes sweetly enough.
Just so with the idle man. In losing the
habit, he loses the power of doing. But a
man who is ousy about some regular em
ployment for a proper length of time
every day, can very easily do something
else uurmg mo remaining hours ; indeed,
tho recreation of the weary man is apt to
Dusier man the perpetual leisure ot the
idle. As he walks through tho world, his
hands hang unruffled by his side, and ho
can sometimes do more by a single touch
passing, than a vacant man is likely to
in a twelve-month. Let no man ask
for leisure in order to do anything. Let
liim rather pray that he may never have
iiisuio. jj. no realty wwues 10 UO any
good thing, ho will always find timo for it,
properly arranirinir his other cmnlov-
A Love Story.
Anot'T twenty miles from New York
lives a rich man, who has a fine estate and
an enterprising family, of which the eldest
a beautiful young lady, her lather's pride
and hope. Last year, while his elegant
mansion was building, a young carpenter,
who hod just finished his trade, and whose
solo property consisted in a pair of large
hands, a etout, good heart, aud habita of
industry and soberness, came to work upon
the premises. Very naturally tho young
knight of the broad-ax soon fell In lovo
with the. young lady ; and, not strange to
say, the young lady fell equally in lovo
with him. She spent considerable timo
every day in watching tho progress of tho
work, particularly that performed bv the
young mechanic, and he found his greatest
uiccuuvo unu joy m working under the
wiiiiii oi uer loving eye.
i no secret. However, soon lucamo an
open one, and finally was broken to the
young lady lather, llo heard the sad
news without apparent concern, but. in
few lulnuU's, set oil" for tho village, where
ho made diligent iuquiry respecting the
youug carpenter, w ho. he learned, was the
only bon and support o.f a widow, but was
an intelligent, capable, promising young
man. The father returned home, and,
calling his daughter to his room, asked her
how the mutter stood between herself and
the young carpenter. It was a critie.il
moment to her, and for a moment her fear
triumphed over all her other feelings, and
sue burst into tears, tuo tears wero fol
lowed by a confession of an attachment
which had grown stronger evt ry day, even
with the fear that it wai doomed to a u uel
diiappoiiHuitut for tho object of It was
Bothlog but a poor mechanic. ulixil love
him with all my heart, and would give my
itie ior mm, saiu me Honest gin.
"Does ho reciprocate your affection f"
nsked the father.
" That he does, replied tho daughter.
" But he knows that you would never con
sent to his paying his addresses to me, and
he has been very reserved about it. Ho
talks of going away, because ho can't live
here without swing mo, and thinks you
would not be willing to have him visit tlio
The latter sent for the voung carpenter,
who camo to the room with the ttrc
trepidation. He suspected what wiisin'li
wind, and, anticipating an immediate dis
missal, his heart was in his throat, when
the father said to him, " Young man, how
is it that you have dared to carry on a flirta
tion with my daughter without my con
"Thut is false, lr. utterly false, sir."
the young man replied : "your daughter
camo to the house where I was nt work,
and I saw her and loved her. I could not
keep my eyes from looking at her. She
returned my look with Interest and asked
mo questions. Almost every day she has
been to the house, and her coming makes
it seem a heaven to me, sir. But I knew
I was only a poor mechanic, with a
mother on my hands, and that you would
not consent to my ottering nor any partic
ular attention. So I have kept away.
I'm Kolnir off. sir. as soon as tho lob Is
done, fori cannot live without seeing her,
and I would not do anything dishonorable,
or that her father would disapprove.
Tho young man turned his face toward
tho window to hide a few stray tears which
came to his eyes. Tho father looked stead
ily nt the secretary, as If it contained some
thing of unusual interest After a not un
welcome silence, ho turned to the young
man and snid : " You have acted perfect
ly honorable in this matter. You shall
see my daughter all you please. I hearj
mat you are a worthy, industrious young
man, and I prefer such a ono for my son
to any desptcablo snob. I am sorry your
education has been so neglected. But it
is not too late to rfrmcdy that matter. I
will pay your wages to your mother, and
send you to school for a year or two.
After you get a .good foundation laid, I
will take you into my business, aud if you
bear yourself in a worthy manner, one of
theso days my daughter shall ho your
Our readers can imagine the scene and
the joy that followed this speech of a wise
and kind father, fur better than wo can
now describe them. The young man has
just finished a year's course at school,
where he has made wonderlul progress.
The father seems to bo as proud of him as
ho well can be, and ho has found that life
in his new and elegant mansion on the
banks of the Hudson, with an accom
plished daughter who cannot sufficiently
express her gratitude, and tho occasional
visits of a noblo minded young man who
is working his way up in tho world, is only
a sweet foretaste of elysium. If other
rich fathers would follow his example,
there would bo fewer elopements and less
misery than nt present, and a great many
happier hearts and happier homes.
A tarty in New York sends us a cir
cular announcing what ho calls his " new
nieihoa of, key writing and secret tele
graph correspondence," for which ho
states, ho has secured a copyright. The
circular says : "It is peculiarly adapted to
tho necessities of commercial men, Buch
as bankers, brokers, produce and commis
sion merchants, in telegraphing the rise
and fall of stocks, and instructions to cor
respondents, etc. While thousands arc in
possession of the same socret method,
thero is no possiblo way in which any
communication, telegraphic or otherwise,
can bo deciphered except by tho- person
to whom it is addressed. Every word
that letters can form is a key, and any
communication may bo written in as many
different ways us there are words or sylla
bles in any language. To open corres
pondence it ' is only necessary to send to
the person with whom you desire to cor
respond a chart, and decide upon some
word for a key, such as day, night, land,
ocean, or any other word. Once in pos
session of tho chart and key-word, your
correspondence may go on indefinitely
...i.i. .. :i.!ii- i -i ii
wruoui me possioiiiiy oi disclosure.
In tho Democrat ot April 18, 1SG4, we
published an original article on "Secret
Writing," which was widely copied into
exchanges, and in the course of which we
described a method of correspondence by
cypher, which is undoubtedly identical
with the ono now claimed as new and
original by tho party alluded to above.
At nil events, it answers tho description
which we have quoted, and will do nil
that he claims for his. Wo transcribe the
following directions from our articlo of
four years ago :
lake a square sheet ol paper, ot con
venient size, say a foot square. Divide it
by lines drawn nt right nngles into fivo
hundred ana seventy -six squares, twenty
six each way ; in tho upper horizontal row
write tho alphabet in its natural order, one
letter in each- square ; in the second hori
zontal row write tho alphabet beginning
with JJ. There will then bo ono square
left at tho end of this row; into this put
A. Fill the third row by beginning with
(J and writing A and B after Z at the end.
So on until tho whole sheetis filled. When
completed, tho table, if correct, will pre
sent mis appearance : in tno upper hori
zontal row, tho alphabet in its natural
order from left to right ; in tho left hand
vertical row, tho same irom top to bot
tom ; and the diagonal, from upper right
to lower left hand corner, will bo a lino
Each party must have ouo of these
tables. A key-word must be nLjo agreed
upon, which may be any word in the Eng
lish language, or from any other language.
if it can be represented by English letters,
or, indeed, it may even be a combination
ot letters which spell nothing.
Now, to send a message, first write tho
message in plain Englisn. Over it writo
tho key-word, letter over letter, repeating
it as many times as are necessary to cover
the messages. Tako a simple case as an
illustration. Suppose tho key-word to be
Urant, and the message Wo have Jtoe days
jirovunonB. ji buouu. uo piaceu mus:
Now find, in the upper horizontal row
of the table, the first letter of the key
word, G and in tho left-hand vertical
column tho first letter of tho message, W.
Hun a linn straight down from G and ono
to tho right from W and in tho angle
where tho two lines meet will bo fouud
the hitter which must bo written us the
nrst letter ol.thc cypher. With the second
letter of the key-word, R, and the second
letter f message, E, find in tho sumo way
niv Bvixiuu ii-iici m vuu ly oner.
rri... 1. . . ,
xuo ii ic)uiiucui wno receives mo cy
pher goes to work to tramslulo it thus : llo
first writes over it the key-word, letter over
letter, repeating it as often as necessary.
Then finding iu tlio upper row of his table
the first letter of tho key-word, ho passes
l.:,. :i .i: .1.. .1 1' 4
nia icin 11 1111 ecu y uuwu until lie comes to
the nrst letUT or the cipher ; the letter op
posite to it in tho left vertical column u
tho first letter of the translation. Each of
tho succeeding letters is found in a wmilar
A third party, into whose hands such
cypher might fall, could not read it. thoui
hu possessed a copy of the U.blu and know
how to use it. unless lie knew tho key
word. Tho chance of his guessing this, is
only ono in millions. And there is no
uch thing as interpreting it by any other
nieiuou, uccauso mere are no repetitions.
aud hence all comparison Is at fault. That
u to say, la tlie sumo, cypher, la ouo place
letter, as for Instance C, may stand for
onelctter In the translation, and in another
place U may stand for quite a different
We stated at the time that this method,
though not generally known, was neither
new nor original. Wo had seen it several
years before in an old publication, and re
vived it from memory. It is tho only ab
solutely safe kind of cry ptography ,or secret
writing, that we have ever seeu. Those
which aro based on viiupler methods of
substitution can almost always be deci
phered by experts. Ufialer (N. ).)
Klu-Klux Klan In Texas.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF LIEUTENANT D. F.
STILES, UNITED STATES ARMY.
As abstract of the report of the officer
directed by Major General lleynolds, com
manding, to investigate and report in re
gard to the alleged outrages of tho Klu
lvlux Klan in Texas, is as follows : " On
tho 20th of May I proceeded to Waco,
McLernan couuty, aud there found Mr.
Benjamin Crouch, Mrs. Crouch, his wife,
and Mrs. Dial, a widow. Mr. Crouch in
formed me, under oath, that on or about
tho night of April 15, IStW, tho mob or
the Klu-Klux, as they are called in Bell
county came into his house, and forced
his wife to open tho door. Threo men
Wm. Eritt, Wm. Prultt, and Joseph Webb
searched the premises. They presented
their pistols in Mr. Couch's face, and
threatened to shoot him if he ever fed or
harbored any of his friends, many of
whom were lying out in fear of tho mob.
After ordering Mr. Crouch to leave the
county they left tho house, and Joined a
band of a dozen men who waited outside.
Fearing violenco Mr. Crouch left his house
and moved to McLernau county. He
afterward returned to his place for the
purpose of getting his stock and some cot
ton ho bad left in his night, but could find
nothing. Ho was informed that tho prop
erty was taken possession of by tho mob.
no Ja'o brothers brothers-in-law to Mr.
Crouch were lying out at the time, and
thus escaped. They afterward tied to Ar
kansas JHrs. Dial nceompnnied tho Lieu
tenant as tar as Galesville in search of her
ounger brother, who had been reported
Ailed. On tho 21st Lieutenant Stiles pro
ceeded to Perry, and took the statement of
Mrs. Julia E. Eelington, us follows : That
on tho night of the 23rd of April, at about
o'clock, several men came to her house,
about six miles above Moflittown, in Bell
county, and ordered her husband to get
up and mako a light, which ho did. He
was then ordered to conio out of doors
until they could search tho house. Mr.
Eelington refusing to como out, they re
tired for about thirty minutes, then return
ing, two men went into the house. Mr.
Eelington told his wife- to sit on his lap,
which she did. At this moment one of tho
men shot Mr. Eelington through tho head
witn his gun.
uu me night ot April 21. 1808. about 11
o'clock, a number of men came to tho
house of Mrs. Mary Shackelford, at Perry,
and insisted on entering. Mrs. Shackel
ford's son George, a young man of twenty
two, proceeded to open the door, when ho
shot and instantly killed on tho
threshold. A younger son, Albert Shack
elford, seized a rifle, and firing into the
crowd, caused them to ileo. At daylight
in tho morning the body or Edward 8.
Jackson, one of tho mob, was found near
tho house. The body of tho man was
taken away shortly after sunriso by John
Bazzel, ex-rebel Captain, and said to bo a
leader ot tno mob.
Mr. A. Weatherford. under oath, said
disloyal men in the county say they will
not allow a Union man to live there,
neither will they allow a loyal man to dis
pose of his stock. After leaving Mofllit-
town I proceeded to Gatesville, Coryell
county, where Mrs. Erzenish Schoonover's
statement was taken, on tho 24th of May,
as ionows, viz: inai nt auout u o clock p.
m., on the 23d of April, a crowd of men
came to her father's house in Bell county,
about three miles south of Perry, and
called Mr. Benjamin Schoonovcr and his
two sons. George and Peter out of tho
house ; six men then entered nnd searched
the place, after which they went out and
urea several snots at tho Schoonovers.
killing the old mnn and his son Gcorgo.
reicr was nrea at, out escaped.
On tho 25th of May the statement of
Wm. v. Allen, Oounty Judge of Coryell
county, was taken nt Gatesville, and is ns
follows: That on tuo 1st ot May. L. II,
Dial camo Into the town of Gatesville in
search of his brother-in-law. W. H. Leo.
Judge Allen says that he acted in a suspi
cious manner and I locked him up. No
complaint was entered against Mr. Dial,
nor were mo proceedings or tho examina
tion entered upon tho docket. His con
finement was matlc in an informal and
illegal manner. On tho same night the
unfortunate man was taken out of jail and
hung to a tree by a mob supposed to bo
tho Ku-Klux. All tho information that
could bo obtained in regard to W. II. Lee,
was that he was seen about ten miles
south of Gatesville on the day beforo Dial
was arrested, and on the next day his horse
and saddlo were found on tho Leon river.
He was next seen about eight miles north
of Gatesville in his shirt and drawers with
his revolver in his hand.
Sheriff Hammock had possession of
Dial s and Leo s horses, d:c. , the Lieuten
ant went to his house for tho purpose of
recovering tno property lor jurs. uial,
when the Sheriff said ho had sold Lee's
horse for $15 currency, by order of Judgo
& nen, and tnat jJiai s horse had strayed
oil somewhere. It appeared from what
tho Lieutenant could learn from tho freed
man, that Leo was shot and murdered
while on horseback, and that the Sheriff's
son had gone to Kansas with Dial s hor.se.
The following is the exact language of tho
Judge Allen and Sheriff' Hammock were
both very much alarmed at tho questiona
1 asked them, and tried every way to clear
themselves It is my opinion that tho
Judgo is a dupo and Hammock (whom I
have known over a year and always con
sidered a murderous villian), was a willing
assistant in the murders in Coryell county
He is a riotousrebel, and lied to mo several
times while giving his statement.
David Sessums was chased from the
lower part of Bell county to Coryell coun
ty, where he was killed and thrown over
a precipico near James' Mills, on tho Leon
river. The families of both these men have
tied from that part of tho State, and no
particulars could bo had. It was also re
ported to mo that a man named Dullard
had been killed, but, the family having
felt, I could get nothing ilchnito.
All ot tho men killed by tho mob arc
charged with being horse thieves, but I
could not find a man who could say a word
against them or charge them with any un
John Baz7.cl, said to be the leader of tho
mob, was very loud in his denunciation ol
tho murdered men, und tho only thing
that he could say against them was thut
they had killed his dog, which I after
wards ascertained was pursuing tho par
ties when killed, while on the other hand.
Jackson, who was killed at Shrxkelford's
house, was leading the horse stolen from
Mr. Dial a few days before ; thU horse was
afterwards branded in Jackson h brand
and while iu Bell county 1 found Buzel
riding him and wearing Jackson's revolv
cr. Iulsn saw a revolver in the possession
of one of tho Bnzel's sons answering the
description of W. H. Lee's revolver, as
given to mo by his Bister. It had tho
initials W. II. Ii- cut on tho handle.
Bazzel accounted for this, saying ha pur
chased it of a man having those initials.
There appears to bo a regularly organ
ized band In Bell county for the opprcswion
and extermination of tto Ui4on vkuitat.
Bv referring to the statement of Judgo 1
Allen It will bo observed that thee words
are erased, viz: "John Barr, tho ltevenue
Collector, Informs mo that the friends of
Jackson said that it would tako six o(
theso horse-thieves to pay for Jackson."
Tho Judgo is positive that this was said,
but would not swear to it, or allow It to
bo known that ho or Barr had mentioned
the subject, for fear of being mobbed by
tho parly ; and thus it was with everybody
witli whom I conversed they ore in such
dread of this mob that It was with the
greatest difficulty that I could get any facts
From all that I could learn, it Is very
evident that the rebels in Bell county have
determined to kill or drive every loyal
Union man from tho county. This tlley
arc doing every day, and nfter they get
rid of the men, they seizo their stock, or
whatever they can "lay their hands on, so
that instead of killing horse thieves, they
provo to bo thieves and murderers themselves.
Oct at Columbus, In Ohio, lives a littlo,
weazen, dried up looking politician, named
Joe G . Ho Is tho most insignificant
looking specimen of humanity ono could
meet in a month, but smart ns a steel-trap,
and any one who takes him for a fool will
find himself sadly deceived, lie is notori
ous for fiirnisliiiiir the finest specimen of
cool Impudence of any man in Ohio.
Tlio following anecdote, illustrative of
this trait of his character, Is told of him :
Some years ago. being in Philadelphia,
he received an introduction to a promi
nent divine of that city. Tlio reverend
gentleman invited Joe to attend his church
on a certain Sunday, which invitation was
accepted. 1 hey entered tho sacred editiee
together. It was one of the first churches
of" the city, and its members wero fashion
able and aristocratic in the extreme. Tho
minister put Joe into nn elaborately fur
nished pew, well to tho front. Joo nestled
comfortably down Intojone corner of tho
same, and looked about as interesting and
contented ns a toad under a eablw go-leaf.
After a while the owner of the pew ar
rived, and nt once gave signs of intense
disgust and indignation nt the presence of
tho interloper. He looked at tho pew,
scowled magnificently, and finally, after
fumbling through his pocket for some t ime,
drew fourth a card and wrote on It with a
pencil : " lhis in mi scut, sir J" and witli
mi air ot the loftiest contempt tossed it
over to Joe.
The latter took it up nnd read it with a
lamblike meekness peculiar to himself,
and then with the most delightful coolness
wrote in reply : " It's n deeilish oooil sent.
Hiiatrcnt ao ioupaur ana tossed the
card back to its owner. The lat ter looked
at it with tho most profound astonishment
a minute or two, and a broad grin over
spread his lace. Ho evidently enjoyed tho
sublime brass aud coolness oi' his now ac
quaintance, nnd when service was over he
approached Joe, apologized for his rude
ness, invited nun to ins nouse, gave nun
the best he had, and trented him with tho
utmost respect nnd .consideration during
his sojourn in that city. Eastern Ex
A Lie Nailed.
Since General Grant's nomination for
tho Presidency in May, tho Democracy
has devoted itself to lying vigorously con
cerning his antecedents, and hns resorted
to absolute forgery to help on tho work of
misrepresentation, il mis ueen ciaiiuuu
that in 1801 he made a speech (the intrinsic
improbability of this part of tlio story is
sufficient proof ol its falsity) in winch lie
talked the most atroeiouscoppcrhendism to
the recruits under his command. J he Al
legan (Mich.) Democrat has seen fit to pluco
his reputed remarks nt tho head of its edi
torial columns, as follows:
"OrtANTiN 18(11. I nra a llemoenit: every man
In my rvL'Iment Is a Doimicrat. nnd whon 1 Bhull
ho convinced that thin war tins for its object miy
oilier tnnnwlmt I nave mentioned, or tlie uovern
ment designs ushicr Its Knklicra to cxocnlu tint
purposcB of tlio AholltionlHts, I pledge you my
honor as a soldier that I will carry my sword on
tho other sido, and cast my lot with that pcaolo."
(JoIoikI I. & Urant in Ibtll.
It was found that such unscrupulous uso
was being made ot this forgery to discour
age men of sincere anti-slavery convic
tions, and to alienate them from General
Grant, that finally Mr. Henderson, of the
Allegan Journtu, addressed a noto ot in
quiry to Hon. E. B. Washbttrno, and re
ceived from him tho following response
Hoi-be OF Rkpiiesentatives, I
Wasiiinuton, D. C. Juno 10, 1SIW. f
Dkaii Biu: Ills idle for the loyal men of iho
country to uitemiit to douy tlio re hoi and Copper
head lies now being put In circulation against
tieneral Urant. Nooooner would ouo llo bo ex
ploded than another would bo put In circulation.
No more silly and ridiculous fahrk-alion has been
put forth than tlio pretended speech of General
lirant to his regimen.. In ISIil, which I have seen
.itiraded ill some of the most disrcputublu Connor-
lead newsnuuers. Tho wholo tliiior is false.
mere not being the "siuiaow oi a siiauo " ol louu
Uutionforlt. Yours, truly.
E. B. WASHBURNE.
We publish tho foregoing, not with any
idea mat tno Democrats win ceaso assidu
ously circulating the lie ia question, but
to dissipate the doubts ot-many well-dis
posed ltepubiicans whom Andrew John
son's treachery has made distrustful and
A Sharp Teller.
The Syracuse (N. Y.) Courier gives
tho following account of tho neat manner
in which a bank teller ot that city so
cured tho arrest of a counterfeit bond
Between the hours of 13 and 1 o'clock,
Saturday afternoon, a stranger called at
tho Salt Springs Bank, in this city, nnd
presented a United States 7.30 bond (one
thousand dollars) to the teller, Mr. John
W. Truesdell and desired to exchange it
for currency, and the premium which It
was entitled to. JHr. Truesdell, as soon
as ho saw it, knew it to bo a counterfeit,
and thought ho would cause, a delay in the
negotiation for tlio bond, and havo the
scoundrel arrested. Thero was no ono
present with the teller but a littlo boy, and
to get linn to go altera ponce omcer with
out exciting tho suspicion of his wary cus
tomer, was a very delicate task, indeed, but,
as the sequel will show, Mr. Truosdell's
tactics worked admirably. Tho stranger
wanted to know what tho bond was worth.
The teller replied that ho " believed it was
quoted at 110, which wouiu make mo
bond worth eleven hundred dollars."
Tho stranger seemed quite anxious to
closo tho bargain, whereupon the teller
remarked, "I'll look in the l'oxt and sec
what 7.30s aro quoted at, at. the sanio
timo turning to tho boy and inquired,
" Where s tho rest, havo you seen any
tiling of it?" and watching his opportu
nity, ho whispered to tho lad, "go for a po
liceman as quick as you can," aud then in a
loud voice told tho boy to run out and get
a iW. It was evident that tho stranger
begun to think it was not all O. K. with
him, for ho requested Mr. Truesdell to let
him see tho bond again, as he
wished to make a nolo of tho date of
issue, etc This kind of nonsense
wouldn't go down with tho teller, who
knew that if ho got it iu his ihmuchmou
again, ho would bo off iifttinter. So he
very kindly examined the bond and gave
liim the dale, as desired, und at the wine
lime he took Irom the drawer a Urgu pile
of bank notes, and said, "I'll give vou
f 1,100 for tho bond, and take tho chances
as to what the quotations may be iu the
j ott. Ihis Kccined to have tlio desired
effect, and tho stranger readily ugrml to
The reader can rest assured that Mr.
Truesdell, for onco in his life, whs very
slow while counting the money and placing
it in $100 packages. About this timo a
citizen c&nio into the baui winhiug to
draw ott boh)u mnx-y ou Iti personal
check. The teller Informed him "thut
hU account with tho bank was In a bad
shape, and ho would bo obliged to look It
over before letting him have the money."
Of courso the cltliren was highly Inflig
nattt, and was Invited behind tho counter
to examine account for himself, and while
doing so Mr. Truesdell whispered to him
not to leave the bank, ns ho was going to
havo that stranger arrested for attempting
to pass counterfeit United State bond.
The citizen then saw through tho ruso
adopted by the teller to keep him thero.
Just then tho boy entered, not with the
Post, but two healthy policemen, who
took the stranger tn charge. He says his
name Is George Camcrou, and hail from
Windsor. Canada West, Cameron came
here Friday night, and registered his
name at the Globe Hotel as John Cameron.
On searching him, 3,800 In good money
was found in his possession, which the
officers think is tho result of other ales
Grant and His Friends.
QnxxT Is in nothing more acceptable than
In his knowledge of character. No great
military leader has ever had moro devoted
friends among his associates and subor
dinates. Thero aro no voluminous letters
on file In the department of complaining,
either of his civil superiors or military
comrades. When ho had to coustiro or
dismiss it was dono without passion or
parade. Ho never stood on punctilio
while commanding a strict and instant
obedience. 1I parted from few of those
with whom ho began his exanipled career.
Tho friend of Governor Yates and Mr. E.
B. ashburno at the beginning of war.
he is their friend now. All his West Point
companions speak well of him ; and those
who served with him in Mexico remember
him with respect. Though ho had hard
ships to endure during the rebellion, and
envies to encounter, aud enmities to sur
mount, few words of recrimination havo
fallen from him. Even the Blair family,
who havo scolded everybody through four
years of their bizarre polities, have not at
tacked him. All his Generals gather
around him like brothers ; and tliore Is not
ono of the Corporal's guard of Brigadiers
ho havo made a sort of commercial en
gagement to vote against him, that does
not mako a point to reserve a record of
compliments to urant. Ut all tho public
men in tlie country, tho only one that ever
tried to get Grant into a personal quarrel,
is Andrew Johnson, nnd this ho did after
long nnd insidious effort to get him into
his toils. But A. J. laded in this as com
pletely as when ho undertook to restore
the rebellion. Philadelphia iVfiw.
L AD1K8, do you remember how hard it was
for you to becomo accustomed to wearing
high-heeled shoes how they threw you
forward, squeezing your poor toes down
to the extreme ends of your shoes, making
them acho horribly, and ensuring you a
good crop of corns f Don't you remem
ber that, after you had worn them nn
hour or two, tho cords of your legs felt as
though they wero stretched to their
utmost tension, nnd thero was such a
trembling weakness iu tho small of your
back you could hardly stand that thcro
was a luintness lelt, a sort ot an " all-gono-ncss
" nt tho pit of tho stomach, nnd, last.
but not least, a racking headache ?
Did you nttributo all theso most distress
ing symptoms to tlio wearing of high
heelod shoes T I dare affirm you did not.
Theso symptoms woro off after a while ;
you became nccustgmod to tho allocs, and
now they don't hurt you at all.
They don't f You aro greatly mistaken,
my dear friends. Tho evil is there Just tho
saino, but Nature has ceased her efforts to
teach you tho error of your ways. Your
toes havo grown numb and insensible to
pinching. Tho muscles aro stretched out,
as they aro no longer painful, but are,
nevertheless, unnatural; and, should tho
high-heels go out of stylo, you will find it
equally hard to wear shoes without heels,
because Naturo must then mnko an effort
to resume her normal conditions.
Just consider for a moment tho obsurdi
ty of the thing. Tho foot is so construct
ed as to toucli tho floor from too to heel,
except a nnrrow strip upon tho inner sido
of it. Instead of making a shoe to fit tho
foot, wo mako a shoo that compels tho
foot to fit itself to it, at a fearful cost of
good temper and even health iteelf. They
arc dangerous, too. Havo you never no
ticed how apt you are to trip at slight ob
structions, and how easily your unklo is
turned and sprained how frequently tlio
heel of your boot is caught in the stair
carpet, and you ore in imminent peril of
falling front tho top to tho bottom of the
stairs? All theso mishaps aro clearly at
tributable to high-heeled shoes.
I nm quite willing you should make
martyrs of yourselves, if you choose j but
I protest against tho cruelty and wicked
ness of putting them upon our children,
even upon babies of six months old, und
compelling them to learn to wulk in them.
Tho muscles of their little legs are never
properly developed, thus tempting girls to
resort to tho pitiful cheat of false calves.
JENNIE T. HAZEN.
Uniform of the "Tanners."
The Ogdcnsburg Journal says : ' ' Several
Republican papers notico tho organization
of tho 1 aimers in this city, but do not
seem to comprehend exactly what sort of
nu urgauizuuun it rcany is. i or the in
formation of all, we would say that the
'Tanners, as organized here, is a Repub
lican club, for tho purpose of greater effi
ciency in the present campaign. It is
similar to the old ' Wide Awakes ' of 1800.
The uniform adopted is silver bronzed
enameled cloth, capo and cap, leather
apron and ' Wido Awike ' torch. Nearly
i wo uunureu are already enrolled here.
The name of "Tanners' has been adopted
ns most appropriate, from tho fact that
General Grant commenced his liio as a
tanner, nnd that ho learned tho business
so well that ho was ablo to tan
uio wiioio oaten oi rebels who tdtik up
arms to destroy tho country. A similar
organization has been started at Chicago,
and promises to bo immensely popular.
Every good livo Ucpuhlicun community
should havo an organization of tho 'Tan
Anecdotes of Colfax.
" Swede," ot the Cincinnati Commercial,
writes from Washington nn interesting
iviwi, iiuin which wo tako tno ionowing :
A friend of Colfax gave me a glimpse of
ins cany courtship the other day. He met
his wito when they wero both littlo child
leu, at or near Fort Edward, New York.
They played together, and tho littlo girl,
Eveline, when tho Colfaxes wero going
away, said to Mrs. Matthews:
"Aunty, mayn't I cull you 'ma,' liko
" es," said Mr. Matthews.
Tho young miss was then just begiuing
to write, and soon afterward she wrote a
letter inclosing her hvo for Schuyler.
Their ac luaiiitunccshii) never ceased.
When Colfax hud money enough ho bui
a littlo one-story house,
South Bend, and then
still standing at
ho went for his
her to his nest.
playmate aud brought
in Washington knew Mrs.
Collux, and they speak no less of her love
ly nature than of her ported l.ulli, happi
ness, ami prido iu her young huslmud.
Now the steamboat, bearing the name of
" Schuyler Colfax," goe by tho li'.tlo old
house and tho larger new one ; but the
house of one-story in perhaps to bo tl.o
most revered when this man of luck conns
ut last to tho narrowest house of all
WiiLii Culliix was, numlmitod tlio news
was brought first to Ms mother, then to
Miss Matthew only
1ut brother' lurk!"
said : "Well, that
Very unlike these episodes Is tho oi
t'OITAX AT 1-HR PKATII ClV I.IKml V
The day that Mr. Lincoln aw the last of
rami, up nsked I'oltax, w hom ho warmly
esteemed nnd relied upon, to accompany
him to tho theatre that night. It was the
day but one beforo Colfax was to start on
his Rocky Mountain trln.
Colfax replied: "It la impossible, lr;
niv timo is engaged,"
" What kind of a play is this American
Cousin, Colfax?" nsked the President
Mr. Colfax mild it was just the thing to
anmwd with and niado forgetful of
one h eiirew.
"Then." said Lincoln, "hero is a littlo
message i want you to carry to tho miners
Let me read it to you."
And while thev waited t tlm nniru.
door, Lincoln read to Colfax his last com
position In this world, and then placed It
ins sine coat pocket
"Goodbye!" said Lincoln. "I'll tolo
graph you nt San Francisco."
That night. Colfax, rolnr home from n
visit to tlio l'ostinnster General, who lived,
believe, In tho Speaker's present resi
donee, passed by tho Metropolitan Hotel.
Seeing a crowd there, he hurried by, as Is
his wont when thero are indications of
quarrel ; but a man cried :
" Colfax !" Tho Speaker stopped.
"Tho President has been murdered,'
said the man.
Th Speaker laughed In his face.
" Why, I left hhn," ho said, " not moro
than nn hour ngo."
"Well, sir I I was In tho thoatro myscir,
and saw him shot."
At t ho word " theatre " Colfax saw It all.
He hailed a cabman and was driven rapi
idly to tho White House. Thero ho dis
missed tho carriage. Ringing the bell, the
potter said that thero was no doubt that
tho President was murdered, but his body
had not come home. Tho Speaker walked
with Senator Conness down to tho littlo
brick house where Mr. Lincoln lay dying,
and being admitted, stood by tho martyr
till daylight. Soon after, tho lii'o of Lin
Tills accident links Mr. Colfax to Lin
coln as closely ns Grant, nnd both were
prouaniy nearest tlio Emancipators
thoughts when he received t he disappoint
ed actor's bullet. Tom Taylor is a pleas
ing but not extraordinary dramatist ; the
American Cousin, however, by reason of
its association wiHi Lincoln's dei.th, will
probably keep the stage ns long as tho
mock drama in Hamlet. It belongs to his
tory now, nnd not to literature!
When Colfax saw Lincoln so shortly
beforo his murder, ho was nceompnnied, I
believe, by Representative Howard. Tho
topto ot conversation was Lincoln's ro-
chiding ol his permission for tho Legisla
ture ol Virginia to assemble. As recon
struction is now being fully consummated,
may refer to thl''.
Tho element of mercy In Lincoln's nn.
ture hastened prematurely tho business
of pacification. Ho gavo permission,
under pressure, for Letcher and his en
tire .Legislature to nssemblo nt Richmond.
Whon ho camo buck to Washington, Stan-
ioii iissanou nim on this point, nnd do
mantled that ho revoko it. They talked
together till Stanton sweat through his
sum, ami moistened ins pocket handkor-
cuiei wuu mo perspiration of hishico,
Lincoln, therefore, said to Colfax:
"Stauton says I havo been behaving
wrong, Colfax ! I guess ho is right. And
here's.tho telegraph message wherein I let
him havo his way I"
The rebel Legislature never assembled,
nnd tho principles of Stanton nrv.iili.il
"that loyal men shall goveru a redeemed
m 9 '
As hoon as it bcciuno nnnarent Hint ("Jrn.
oral Grant was to bo tho candidate of tho
Chicago Convention tho New Ym-lt
World led oil' aud tlio small frv flnnmr.
head sheets followed suit in tho base work
of attempting to rob him of his laurels
nnd destroy his military reputation with
tlio people. Tho World began its labor of
detraction by devoting two columns to his
alleged "bud generalship at Fort Donel-
son. it coolly usserled :
First. That "tho chief merit of that
siego was duo to General C. F. Smith."
Hecond. That no credit was duo to Grant
for obtaining a surrender, inasmuch ns
" thero was no danger to brave or even
any resistance to encounter."
l'hird. That only 'eight thousand pris
oners surrendered to him.
Fourth. That Grant's removal immedi
ately nfter tho surrender proved that
his superiors lacked contldeiico in his
skill, and "ascribed tho success nt Fort
Donelson" to C. F. Smith, who was given
Fifth. That C. F. Smith "unfortunately
foil sick nnd died," and consequently could
not be continued in tho command.
s'tj't. That had it not been for this
unfortunate sickness and death of Smith,
wo should have been saved tho " disgrace
ful first day nt Pittsburg Landing."
A prompt refutation of every one of
theso statements was instantly made by
tlio New York Advertiser, by reproducing
the following crushing documents :
First. Smith's reply to Buckner: " Ko
conyraUdations are due mc. I simply
Second. The particulars of a fierce but
tle on the day beforo tho surrender, show
ing that instead of being " exhausted," tho
besieged wero ublo to partiully repel a
fierce und bloody assault.
Third. Grant's figures, showing tliat ho
captured und sent North 1-1,023 prisoners.
Fourth. Tho letter from McCulliim,
Ilulleck's Chief of Staff, written to Grunt
four days niter the surrender : " I received
with tho highest gnililicalion.your reports
and letter from Fort Donelson, so gallant
ly captured under your brilliant leader
ship. I, in common with tho wholo coun
try, warmly congratulato you upon this
rem nrtutlle acliievemcn t."
Fifth. Ilulleck's letters to Washington,
stating that after " investigation " he had
become satisfied that tho supposed causes
for Grant's partial removul did not exist.
tiUth. llalleck' loiter to Grant, In re
sponse tothree requests to be relieved, vLz. :
" You cannot bo relieved from your com
mand. Thero is no good reason for it.
Instead.of relieving you, I wish you, as
soon us your new tinny is iu tho field, to
assume tlio immediate command, and leud
it on to new victories."
Krenth. Smith's letter to Grunt on re
storing to him, in March, tho superior
command alter holding it for a i'ow days :
" I wrote you yesterday to say how glad I
was to find from your letter that you were
lo resume your command, from w hicli you
were so unceremoniously, and, ua I think,
so unjustly stricken down."
Eiijhth. General Wm. T. Sherman's let
ter to tlio United Herviee Magazine, show
ing that instead of being "sick" und
"dead" weeks before. General CF.
Smith selected tho battle-field of PittsbUtg
Lauding. (Ii iicral Smith died on tho l'Jlli
of April, nineteen days utter tho battle.
Our Population a Century Hence.
'J iik most considerate and cautious es
timate and set down tho incresso of pop
ulation in the I idled Stales for several
decade its lollows ; 13i0, forty-two mil
lions; lso, lil'ly-livo millions; 1MI0,
acventy-sovcit millions : l'JOO, one hundred
millions, ll U not unreasonable to sup
poso that iu a hundred years from this
timo, we may have a hundred millions in
the yu!hy Jl'tho Mississippi, seventy on
tho Atlantic 6lope, h4 thirty ou U. Fa-
rifto, Thorc'nre moro owner oi '
country than nny other.
fittrrn million, w he read t treat. J"
than thirty thousand. Accoi.!ne ,
John Blight, hnlftho land lu
owned by fewer than one hundred i ,
fifty person, and half tho hind I" r'v
land by not more than ten or twelve. '
wonder thnt emigrant como blt! r. r
last eighteen year our averag" nm!
imition U 1st 9it'l ll, t U tr sv. during
that period an emigrant ha landed on
shore on an Average of every nun"1
timo, and oftener, counting -!,e ' '-
tweb'O hour long. Tlniro nro proimiMj
fifty tongue doing himincM In our me
tropolis ; there nro from thirty to fifty
thousand Chinamen on our Pitcillo dp".
Tlio commercial convulsion and political
commotion of Europe, and tho tear of
revolution and conscription, aro qn.
enlng and spreading from tho European
continent tho westward warn of life
llurtil Fete Yorker. ,
McPherson on Grant and Sherman.
Thk gallant General Mcriieron, who
mortally wounded near Atlanta, OfV
was for a timo a member of Grant's mili
tary family, and served through the mem
orable Vleksburg campaign ns commander
tlio Seventeenth Army Corps.-Ho left
tho following record written but a short
timo beforo hi untimely death, of hi
opinion of Grant and Sherman : 4
" General U. S. Grant I regard as ono of
the most remarkable men of our country.
Without nspirlng to bo a genius, or p-
scssing those characteristics which iuv
pres. ono forcibly at first sight, his sterllnff
kgood sense, calm judgment and persisten
of purpose more than rompensnto ior
those dashing, brilliant qualities which aro
apt to captivate at a first glanco. To know
and appreciate General Grant fully, on
ought to bn a member of his military
family. Though possessing a remarkable
reticence n far m military operation aro
concerned, he is frank and affable, con
vpmi wi'll nnd li!.q a iiccnlliirlv retentive
memory. When not oppressed With the
cares of his position, he is very fond of
talking, telling anecdotes, etc. His purity
character is unlinpoachaMe, nnd hi
patriotism of tho most exalted klnd. llo
generous to a fault, humane and true;
mil a steadfast friend to those whom bo -deems
worthy of his confidence, ho can bo
relied upon in case of emergency. Gon-
cral W. T. Sherman is what might bo called
brilliant man, possessing a broad and
comprehensive intellect. A rapid thinker
and a ready writer, fertile in his reourcc
and untiring In his exertions, ho possesses
those rliarnctnriNtli'S which forcibly im
press you at first sight. Ho ha mingled
largely with tlio world and has tried
various professions ; has read and reflect
ed much, nnd having a remarkably rcton-
tive memory, is well lntormea on mom
subjects which como within the scope -
human thought, llo is of much moro
excitable temperament .than uoncrtu
Grant, nnd moro apt to bo swayed by im
pulses, though his judgment is not so cool
aud reliable. In other words, though a
moro brilliant man, ho does not posses
that sterling pood common sense which'
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lo is. however, n most bravo nnd generous
man, thoroughly in earnest, and ready to
sacrifice everything for the good of his-
country. Ho is a trim tricini- nnu thor
oughly unselfish ; and thero nro no better
men or few, tit least than General
The Little Stranger.
Tiiouoii a man of very strict principles,
no man ever enjoyed a joke moro than Dr.
ready wit, and with children, particularly,
ho loved to chat familiarly nnd draw thorn r
out. As ho wns ono day passing into tho
house, ho was accosted by a very littlo
boy, who asked him if ho wimted any
sauce, meaning vegetables. Tho doctor
Inquired If such a tiny thing was a market
man. "No, sir, ray father is," was tho
prompt answer. The doctor said " Bl'intr
mo Boius Burnishes," and passedhito tl
nouse. sent nog out tno uivrmco. mil io
moments tlio child 'returned, bringino;
back part of tho change. The doctor told
him ho was welcome to it ; but tho child
would not tako il back, saying bis father
would blamohiin. Such strange manners
in a child attracted his attention, and ho
began to examine tho boy attentively. Ho
was evidently poor ; his jacket wns pieced,
nnd patched with every kind of cloth, and
his trowsers darned with so many colors
that it was difficult to tell tho original
fabric, scrupulously neat and clean withal.
Tho bov verv ouiellv endured tho BtTtitlnv
of tho doctor, while bidding him nt nrm'a
length uud examining his face. At last
hu said :
" You seem a nico littlo boy. Won't
vml ..-.iiw. .mil livn wllll lllo. ftllit lu! n.
J es, nil , imiu mc ciiiui.
"Spoken liko ii man," said tho doctor,
patting his head as ho dismissed him.
A few weeks passed on, when ouo day
Jim camo to say thero was n littlo boy
with n bundle down stairs, waiting to seo
tho doctor, nnd would not tell his bUHincss
to any one else.
"Send hliu up," was tho answer; nnd
in a few moments ho recognized tho boy
of tho squashes; but no sqiuuh himself, ns
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wo sunn see; no was uiesacu in a new,
though coarse, suit of clothes, utid his hair'
very nicely combed, his shoes brushed up,
ami n littlo bundle, tied in a homespun
checked handkerchief, on his arm. Delib
erately taking off' his hut, nnd laying it
down with his bundle, he wulked up to tho
doctor, saying: . .
" I have come, Kir.
"Como for what, my child?"
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said tho child, with tlio utmost naivetta.
Tho first impulse of tlio doctor was to
laugh immoderately ; but tho imperturba
ble gravity of tlio littlo thing rather
sobered him, as ho recalled, too, his former
conversation, and he vowed he never felt
so perplexed in his lile. At tno timo ho
felt ho needed no addition to the family.
"Did your father consent to your coin
ing?" ho asked.
" Yes sir.
"What did ho sny?"
" I told him that you wanted mo to conio
and livo witli you und be a doctor j and bo
said you wero u very good man, und I
might como ns soon us my clothe wero
"And your mother what said she?"
"She said Dr. Byron would do Just what
ho said ho would, and God has provided
for mo." " And," said he, " I have on a
new suit of clothes," surveying himself,
"and hero is another in tho bundle," un
doing tlio handkerchief and displaying
them, wilii two hhirts wliito as snow, and
n couple of neat checked aprons, go care
fully folded it was plain uouo but u mother
would havo done it.
Tlio sensibilities of tlio doctor wero
awakened to see the fearies tho undoubt
ing trust w ith which t ho poor couple had
bestowed their child upon him, aud such
Hid cogitations wero not long; ho
thought til" Momcs in tho bulrushes, aban
doned to Providence ; and, above all, ho
thought of tho child that was carried into
Egypt, and tlmt tho Divlno Savior had
said: " Blessed be tho littlo children ;N aud"
ho called for the w ife of his bosom, saying,
" Susan, dear, 1 think wo pray in hurcU
tliat God will havo mercy upon uli young
"To bo suro wo do, fnul tho wonder
ing wife, "and what then?"
"" And tho Savior said: Whosoever rc
ceiveth ono such littlo child in my name
reeeiveth inn.' Tuko this, child m His
name and take cure of him f-nd from that
hour this good couple received tjr - w
hearts and home.
It did not then occur to them Hi . . b.
of the most eminent physiciaus i nl )1, st
t.,..., l Ii ii imi Kliuitl lietol'll theiiL Ii, il...
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person ot that child. It Uuliiut n f"-
Vliem thut this Utile creature, iuu thrown
upon tlK'ir charity, was destined to be
thi ii- statf and slay iu declining ulm-, a pro
tector and. moro than son to tln-m,, Ives;
all this was then unrcvralcd ; but tin y
cheerfully reeeivid the child tin y 1 , !i, c'i
Providence had committed to jr , llu. .
uud if ever bu-neiicenco was ivi;n-,!tlj j
w us in this instance. FiiMily C , , U
Mil. Bi'iaiNUAMK says theCliiue c have
moro books, cucycloptdias, pn n.j.i.i,-!
magazines, &c, lliuu any oil., i- ,,iu.
Their principal tneyclopeuia cu.! , v a