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Poetry.
From the R. R. Gazette.
THE IRON HORSE.
BY THOMAS CLARKE.
WIM ils-hlnc o'er the pnilrlc,
Trvmprnlous In M force.
Yet ernroful falrr.
Uphold iho iron horw I
HnllowTi up the solid prnnnd,
Wliilo rnjhiiig p.t u at bouud.
Awt. llk llehtnln fluMilnir,
lie npi-l III. whirlwind lliirht.
While wemwunl, onwnrd darblng
In hl rrltlpi mlpht,
I'ntll, In the I'artflr wst,
11 1 rucking flanks bo soon shall tare.
Them ahull he twle the pVnnrct
Whirh from the Orient tp.lDg ;
Ami, Imlen with Ifn trusninvii,
111k lliirht nhnll hnmuward wine;
Anil thence, nnwenrlud an befuro,
bball Bcollor wualtu at ovgrjr door.
Through him eartli'n distant corners
Together Misll he brought ;
And tnflJuls ami ttnncr
Thin lemon shall he tauuht,
Tlmt rmm of every cllmo nuil creed
Shall brother bo, lu word and deed.
th, man's trmat rlTlllrcr,
Hestowed by lleaveu on earth,
Thronirh thee our rars, grown wlsrr,
Shall hnil that second lilrth.
VhiTelijr llenvon horc shall tx boRiin,
War bauithed ; peavu eternal won.
of
CHICAGO, June 29th, 1868.
CHICAGO, June 29th, 1868. Selected Miscellany.
MATRIMONY BY STRATAGEM.
Tub Omaha correspondent ot the Chi
cago Republican, under dato of Juno 2(5,
gives tlio following account of a Into ro
mantic tilTtiir :
Apropos of just nothing at all, I have a
rich incident to relate, which lately tran
spired in an Eastern city, though some of
the parties are now hero.
Mr. McL , resident In D , was a
stockbroker of only moderate means His
family consisted of himself and his
daughter, a young lady of eighteen sum
mers, itachcl was beautiful and accom
plished, was gentle in her manners, com
panionable al ways and unto all, and hence,
had troops of friends. Every acquaintance
was a friend. Hut there was one who was
more than a friend to her friend, lover,
brother, and all that one may be to another
Hobert L , an accountaat in a shipping-house,
and a very estiinablo young
man, though not in accumulated dollars
and cents. Having been frequently thrown
into Rachel's society, he learned her true
worth, and had in time come to appreciate
her accordingly, which means to love and
respect her with his whole heart. And
Hubert's devotion was repaid by a full and
free bestowal of tho young lady's ardent
affections. And their troth was plighted
in tho midst of surroundings which prog
nosticated a prosperous and happy future
for them.
Yet among their first experiences an
unexpected obstruction was encountered,
which disturbed tho hitherto smooth How
of tho course of true lovo. This obstacle
was of no lesser magnitude than a father's
stern disapprobation. Hubert had ap
proached Mr. McL. in a manly way, and
said,
" I love your daughter, sir, and I be
lieve she reciprocates my affection. And
I have obtained permission to respectfully
suo for your favor and benediction on our
union."
" And so you have her decision in your
favor r And I know nothing of it I You
arc a dishonest, plotting scamp, young
man 1 You insult mo by this shallow pre
tense of consulting my wishes," replied
the old gentleman, with great warmth.
" I beg your pardon, sir, for surely I
meant no disrespect toward you. But I
I could not approach you on tho subject
until I had discovered tho state of tho
young lady's mind "
" Gammon 1 She docs not know what
her mind is. Sho has no mind. But
enough of this. The future of my daugh
ter is properly provided for. And I warn
you, that all you have to do is to go back
to your desk, and como here no more until
you arc well rid of that folly. My daugh
ter shall never marry a tramping actor.
And thus Hobert was dismissed. Had
ho presented himself there with tho for
tune equal to that of Howell G , the
result of tho interview would have been
very different. But Howell wiu rich and
Hobert was not. Henco Rachel's father
favored the former, and decided that his
daughter should accept him.
Time had been when she rather cn
courged his attentions titan otherwise.
But tiiat was before her acquaintance with
Hobert, and it was all past, and forever
past, now.
This was the first difference that had
ever occurred between Mr. McL and
his daughter, yet it was a broad one. He
remonstrated, argued, commanded. Robert
was a worthless scamp, he held, and hav
ing for several years devoted his life to
the stage, he would not long be content to
adhere to business. But arguments were
unavailing. Rachel had unbounded confi
dence in her lover. She conscientiously
believed sho was justified in clinging
unto him. Howell G was not her
choice, and sho was determined not to
accept his hand merely for the sake of the
money which it grosped, in any event.
The weeks went rapidly by. Rachel's
father relaxed not one jot of his firmness
of purpose His quick eye detected indi
cations which led him to mstituto a close
watch over his daughter's actions. And
this vigilance was ere long rewarded by
the discovery of an arrangement by which
Rachel and Hobert hoped to put the ques
tion which concerned them so deeply be
yond tho reach of a doubt or a fear. Of
course he defeated that plan in its incipi
enoy. The anxious futhcr now saw tho neces
sity of a closer watchfulness than it was
possible for him to institute,
" My dear," ho said to his daughter, ono
morning at tho breakfast table, "I am
thinking of sending for ono of your aunts
to come and visit a few months with us.
Don't you think it would make it pleasant
cr for both o'f us T"
"Indeed I know it will, and I am very
glal you wish it. How soon shall you in
vito her to coinef"
Right away, if I do at all," replied tho
parent, who thought he detected a deep
interest in the question.
" You did not say which of my aunts
you would invite Perhaps it will be
both."
" No, one at a time. Which do you
suggest."
Rachel reflected a moment. It struck
her fancy Unit in this matter ho would act
us ho had douo in every other caso of late
contrary to her suggestion, taking it for
granted that she had a purposo in the sug
gestion averse to his will, which he would
then bo enabled to defeat Therefore sho
answered.
" Please invito aunt Margaret, father."
" Well, well, I'll think of it, replied tho
old gentlemen.
That very samo day, to Rachel's extreme
satisfaction, he wroto to her aunt Julia,
with a pressing invitation to spend three
months with them.
Aunt Julia, she was sure, would espouse
her cause, which aunt Margaret in all
probability would not do. Her father as
readily could have perceived tho samo
fact, had he been acting on any other prin
ciple than that of stem opposition.
In duo course of timo aunt Julia came.
Alter some w ecks had passed, Mr. McL
began to ler that the lukowarmness
which, in spito of the
manifested in his cause, was indicative of
a state oi aintirs oi wmcn ne was la iir
1..K. .1 .....I Yl.,1
iioruncu. iuuk jhitiuti auu Atotiurt wete
iu close correspondence ho greatly feared.
Quick iu expedient, ho soon matured a
plan by lite operation of which he hoped
to net tho trio, if they were really in
league.
" Mvdear." ho said to Rachel one morn
ing, " 1 am going away on tho I): 10 train,
on a short business tour to N. A. and L."
Indeed ! How long shall you bo away,
father t" Rachel asked.
"I can't positively say. Until to-morrow
right, at least, and possibly until the
middle of the day after."
" How very much I should liko to go
wnn you.
He reflected a luouw lit, then replied
gravely:
"Not this time, my dear ; w will make
a trip soon for pleasure, and nothing else."
A short time before the hour at which
her father had said he was to depart, and
when ha was supposed to be in Lis room,
JUchol, much to Iter utoaMiment, eplod
is
all
of
the
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at
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VOL. XVI.-NO. 12.
1'KUUYSnUllG, WOOD CO., OHIO, Fill DAY; JULY
17, 18(58.
$2.00 IN ADVANCE.
him in tho wood-house, racking into a
well-worn travel in i ba short blocks of
boards and rolls ol was la paper, sucn as
was used for kindling material.
She softly withdrew without being dis
covered, and stored the st ran co event in
her mind. Shortly after Mr. McL left
tho house, with tho identical traveling bag
wood and nape' ln nana, a communica
tion passed from Rachel to Robert, and
ere long they were together, comparing
conclusions and laying plans.
About v ociock oi mat same evening,
the deep shadows of tho trees in Mr.
's garden, stood the solitary figure
a man. For several hours he had been
that position, and yet he moved not, nor
manifested the least impatience.
Sec ! At last he moves, bends forward to
listen, peering eagerly through tho dark
ness. Lie hears some person approaching
from the rear of tho premises, not alone;
the path which he is watching, but straight
across the ground.
As the person approaches nearer, there
light enough outside the shadow of his
retreat to show him that it is a man, a
policeman! He trembles with fear now,
whereas ho was overflowing with exulta
tion a brief moment before.
The guardian of the night, as if knowing
alKiut this solitary watcher, walks
straight to tho spot where he stands.
"Hallo, here I you fellow I" says Mr.
Policeman.
' What are you doing here, on these pro
mises " tho other retorts.
"That's for you to answer. Come out
there, so that I can see who you arc."
Saying which the officer took hold of
watcher and pulled him out in the
walk. A man in the garb of a laborer
stood before him.
" Who are yon, anyhow " he asked.
"I'm Mr. McL 's gardener," was the
trembling reply.
" Well, why didn't you say so at first ?
Whcro is Mr. McL "
" He went to N. A. tins morning."
" And what were you doing here, at this
hour of tho night ?"
" Watching for a young fellow, by mas
ter's order."
" What young fellow ? Robert L ?"
" Yes. What do you know of him f" the
pretended gardener inquired with sudden
eagerness.
" Oh, not much. 1 m after him lor lorg
ing a marriage-license to-day."
"For Gods sake! to marry my mv
dau my master's daughter I"
" w ny, you are greatly exencu obout it.
Mayba you wanted to marry her," added
the police oillcer snccringly.
"Wo, no, but her lather will bo terribly
put out about it. Whcro is tho lellow?
Let me get hold of him."
" You are sure ho hasn't come here since
dark?"
" Very sure."
" Then I can find him. Come with me ;
you can help me."
" But I must go in and sec if my my
young lady is here."
" Well, I know she's here so como on,
say," urged tho officer.
Together they passed out on tho street,
and walked two squares, whcro tho po
lice officer paused. A hack was stand
ing besido the curbstone, but no driver
was near.
" Get in hero." said tho oillcer. annroach-
the vehicle, " and I will take the box
outside and drive. Wo can't walk fast
enough."
The man hesitated somewhat, but on sec
ond thought entered the hack, and tho
oillcer closed tho doer.
The latter then mounted the driver's
seat, and drove rapidly away. After
travcrsim? a counle of miles ho drew rein
the end of an obscure alley and alighted.
nun ucruauuui nvu uiiumca, uaiui
como back," he said to the inside passen
ger, then turned and disappeared in tho
alley.
Ho was cone, and Mr. McL . in the
disguise of a laborer, had not recognized
Robert L- in the disguise of a police
officer.
The old gentlemen waited vcrr im
patiently. Five minutes passed, ten, fif
teen minutes. Then, fear getting tho ad
vantage, ho cot out on the navement to
look about him. Scarcely had he alighted
when a man hurriedly approached in com
pany with a genuine police officer, and
caused his arrest, accused of stealing the
hack and team. In vain lie remonstrated,
and told his improbablo story. Ho was
niarcncu away to the station-houso (, m
tupposed).
Stung well nigh to distraction with
mortification, he resolved to adhere to his
disguise as long as possible, and with that
view gave in his nane as Georgo Maginn.
After being left alone in a small room
which he believed to be a cell in the
station-houso, a man who called himself a
magistrate, camo to him bearing in one
hand a lamp which gave a miserable flick
er of light, and in the other a folded
paper.
" My dear sir," ho said to tho wretched
an. " I have by a strange accident dis
covered your real character, and know
who you are. This is an unlortunate
affair ; but if you wish to evade a keener
mortification, Just sign this bond for your
appearance if necessary, and I pledge you
my nonor tnat me tiling snail never be
looked into. Sign it for form's sake, and
you shall never hero of it again, Mr. Mc
L ." With trembling hand the old
gentleman signed the paper without glanc
ing at its contents. There was not light
enougn to see tho woras. I ho paper was
nothing but a certificate attached to a
marriage contract between Mr. Robert
ana miss uachel McL .
The disguised stock-broker was set tit
liberty, but he did not return to his home
until the close of the following day, when
presented himself as just returning
from his Journey to N. A. Rachel wel
comed him with unusual ardor, yet each
naci a secret wnicn was closely guurded.
She was no longer Miss Rachel, but Mrs.
, Robert s wedded wile.
That fact did not transpire, however.
for a week thereafter. Then Mr. McL
sensibly succumbed, the wedding was
publiclyK-elebrated, and harmony reigned
last. But not a word was said about
tho events of thai night, when tho old
gentleman was away at N. A. lie had
his ideas on the subject, but did not give
them utterance.
Robert L was tho recipient of a
handsome dividend at the hand of his
father-in-law, and a few weeks since he re
moved to this city with his bride, and here
ho will engage in business. '
Josh Billings' Essa Onto Hogs.
Hogs generally aro quadrupid.
The extreme length of their antiquity
has ne er been fully discovered j they ex
isted a long timo beforo tho flood, and her
existed sum timo since.
There is a irreat deal uv internal revenue
in a hog ; there ain't much more waste iu
uiem than in an oyster.
Even their tales can be worked up intew
whissels.
Hogs are giod, i.tiiet borders ; they al-
wusealwliat is set beforo mi. and don't
" iiioium questions.
Ibey never her any diyuc but tho
measles, and they never hev that but once
once seems to satisfy 'em. '
There is a great menny breeds amongst
them.
Some are aclosecorporaslmn breed, and
agin some are more apart, like a hemlock
Slab.
They Ubcd to he a breed in New Enir
land a few years ago which they called the
slripttd hog breed ; this breed was in high
repute with the landlords; almost ev'ry
Uvern keeper had one which ho used to
bliow travelers, and brag on huu.
tfuma are fuU la tho bee, liie a town
clock, and some r.ro as long and lean as
cow-catcher with a steel-pointed nose onto
them.
They kan all ruto well ; a hog which
can't rutc woll lies been made In vain.
Tlicy are a short lived animal, and generally
die as soon as they get fat.
The hog can be larnt a great rr.cnny
cunning thing, such as hlsting tho front
gate off from its hingen, tipping over the
swill barrels, and finding a hole in the
fence tew git into a cornfield ; but thar
atnt cny length to their memory, it
awful hard work for them to find the same
hole tew git out at, cspeshallr if you arc
anv ways anxious they should.
llogs arc very contrary, and seldom
drivo well the samo way you arc going;
they drive most tho contrary way. This
has never been fully explained, but speaks
volumes for tho hog.
How will the Soldiers Vote.
TrrnoronorT tho war for tho Union,
the party which received tho vote of every
opponent of that war every ono who
deemed it a war of invasion and agcrcs
sion on the part of tho North stoutly
claimed tho rank and file of our volunteer
'Boys in Blue," as recruited from its
ranks, and devoted to its principles. A
majority of tho officers, it asserted, might
be upholders of tho " Lincoln despotism,"
but the men without shoulder-straps were
Democrats, as their votes would prove.
" Then," we suggested, " let us unite In
so altering our laws, and our Constitutions,
too, where that shall bo necessary, as to
enable every citizen who, during the war,
shall bo necessarily absent from home
whether in camp or hospital, as a soldier
of tho Union, to vote as thouirh he were at
home."
Not ono sinirlo Democratic Legislature
cliwed with this proposition. New Jersey,
iuuniua uim Illinois tuosu lsciuocrauc
Legislatures in 18G2 ; so their soldiers were
not allowed to vote for Presidunt in 1804.
Nearly every Republican State, with Ken
tucky and Maryland, then ruled by ear
nest Unionists, enabled their soldiers to
vote in the field. Gen. Mct'lcllan was the
Democratic nominco for President He
long commanded the largest of our armies,
uud was for a timo General in-Chief j he
studied to ingratiate himself with his sol
diers, was kind to, and popular with, tbem.
If he could not securo their votes, no other
man ot nis party could.
In this State tho soldiers' votes wcro so
cast that no one could say how they voted
in most States it was otherwise. Hero is
the aggregate vote of the soldiers, in every
State from which we havo returns :
States. Lincoln. MeClellan.
Malno
lthode Island..
Now Hampshire
Pennsylvania
Ohio
.s.r.'.fil
473
SIS
671
li.:!l
,7."rt
1..W
St.H-i-l
1,1181
S,!I.VI
ii.17
1,2111
... 9.0IS
... s,7ia
... 41.1 m
... 2.WK1
Maryland
Kentucky 1.1M
Iowa 17.810
Michigan Il.liii
California 9,0U)
Wisconsin ". 11,630
Total 1:11,011 05,050
FNotb. Missouri and Colorado soldiers
voted at previous elections almost all Re
publicanbut not distinctively for Presi
dent in '04.
The soldiers of Pennsylvania. Ohio.
Iowa, California, and Wisconsin voted
likewise in li'J, as did most of them m 03.
with results substantially identical with
tnose exuibitca in tno loregoing taulo of
the vote cast in '04.
Tho soldiers of several States who had
not yet been mustered out of service when
the elections for 1805 occurred, respect
ively voted again, with results substan
tially like the foregoing. In no year of the
war was tho Republican vote loss than
three-fourths of all that cast by volunteers
in service.
Such being tho recorded facts, wo sub
mit that the pretense of getting up a Con
vention of Union soldiers to oppose tho
election of Grant and Colfax surpasses all
recognized bounds of partisan imposture.
Not that there are no good soldiers who
dislike and oppose them we know there
are such, but they aro scarce as white
blackbirds. The bulk of tho soldier vote
against Grant will be cast by Confederate,
not Union soldiers by the men whom he
defeated, captured, and paroled, and who
have personal reasons or preturring such
antagonists as Buell, Franklin, Fitz John
r oner ana Mccieiian.
If Robert E. Leo could bo induced to
unite in the anti-Grant call and preside
over the Convention when assembled, he
would give it respectability and force ; but
a Convention of Union soldiers to oppose
Gen. Grant is too broad a Joke for the sea
son. It was wise to hold it in this bounty-
jumping city, where all sorts of meetings
can be got up to order n me proper appli
ances aro used ; but tho honorably dis
charged Union volunteers aro almost solid
for Grant, as tho returns of next Novem
ber will prove. . A Convention in 1787 of
Revolutionary soldiers to oppose tho elec
tion of General Washington to the Presi
dency, or of defenders of Now Orleans in
1838 to detcat tho election ot uid Hickory,
would not have been more preposterous
than is tho attempt in 1808 to muster an
army of Union soldiers in opposition to
tho election of General Grant. New York
Tribune.
mam
How to Sleep in Church.
Assuming that it is a duly, let us con
sider the manner of performing it. Like
all other Christian practices there ought
to be uniformity in the manner.
First It is an improper manner of
performing this duty to nod, and for the
plain reason that the worshiper attracts
too much attention. We aro everywhere
taught to avoid ostentatious display in
our worship. Tho Pharisees wcro con
demned for praying at corners of the
street, that they might bo seen of men.
On the !samc principle, the nodding wor
shiper is condemned, for he is making too
public a display of his devotions.
Second Nor is it proper to snore iu tho
performance of this duty partly for the
foregoing reasons ; but mainly because it
is a direct infraction of the golden rule.
Suppose, for instance, that your next door
neighbor in asleep j by your snoring he
will be disturbed, urobahlv awakened.
This is not doing unto others as you
would they should do to you.
Third It is wrong to injure one's
health while offering worship ; and all
Ehysicians admit that to sleep with the
ead thrown back and the month wido
open is liablo to produce sore throat and
hoarseness. Besides, flics sometimes get
into the mouth on such occasions and by
their injurious explorations tickle the deli
cate membranes and cause horrible ster
nutations and coughing, which is very in
jurious t ) health.
Fourth To sleep w ith head resting on
the arms of the worshiper, and the fuee
buried up in the cuffs of the cout, is the
most improper way of oll'ering a sleep
worship. First, because it U also injuri
ous to health, and, mainly, because it is'a
direct violation of tho Scriptures which
command us to let our light so shino that
men may profit by our example. In this
case it is impossible to know whether the
ChrUtiuu worshiper is asleep or awake.
It is a positive case of liikewarmness;
neither the one thing nor the other.
Ixiectcd.
It has been found, w hile firing at the
"ruuuinir man" tarpi-t. at Witlibt-ledon.
England, which is st arlet ou one side and
gray on the othor. that the ararlct ila..U-s
the eye, anj i hence the most difficult
hit, from leaving a red streak behind
which unsettles the aim. Tho gray side
was struck seventy four times, aud tho
red only forty-two. It Is a curious fact,
too, that those with gray eyes hit fairer
wua inoso un eyes or cmcr cojor,
NATIONAL EXPENDITURES.
WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS DONE
DURING EIGHT YEARS OF WAR AND
STRIFE TO PRESERVE THE UNION, MAINTAIN
THE NATIONAL CREDIT, AND PAY
THE DEBT WITHOUT EXCESSIVE TAXATION
is
;
to
it,
On tho 1st of July, in th House of
Representatives, Mr. Blaino, of Maine, in
a steoch on the- Appropriation bill, said :
Wo havo entered, Mr. Chairman, non
a new fiscal year, and the last appropria
tion bill to provide for its expenditures has
been reported and is now beforo the House.
The occasion seems a fit ono for a brief
survey of our financial situation and for a
pertinent answer to the many misrepre
sentations so Industriously set afloat in
regard to governmental expenditures. A
very labored attempt has been made
throughout the country by certain parties
and partisans to create the Impression that
the expenditures of this Congress arc on
a scale of heedless and reckless extrava
gance. I proposo to show that such is not
the fact, but that, on the contrary, tho ex
penditures aro made with far more regard
to economy than distinguished the last
Democratic administration that was in
power in this country. Tho ques
tion is ono of figures and not of argu
ment, and hence 1 proceed at once to the
figures.
It is important at tho outset, to a clear
understanding and clear comparison of
government expenditures at tho present
time and tho period immediately preced
ing the war, to distinguish .between t hose
expenditures which were tho inevitable
conscqucuco of tho rebellion, and there
fore unavoidable, and those which may be
to a certain extent controlled by tho dis
cretion and fidelity of Congress. Of those
expenditures which arc tho direct out
growth of the rebellion, I count the inter
est on tho war debt and tho pensions and
bounties to soldiers and sailors. These
are expenditures which arc not discretion
ary, but arc imperatively demanded, unless
tho nation is prepared on the one hand to
defraud its creditors, or on tho other to turn
its back on tho brave men who risked
everything that the republic might sur
vive.
Tho annual interest on tho public debt
amounts to one hundred and twenty-nino
million six hundred and seventy-eight
thousand seventy-eight dollars ond fifty
cents. The pension-roll for tho year will
be thirty million threo huudrcd and fifty
thousand dollars, and the bounties due and
payable will require about thirty million
dollars. These three items, which are not
discretionary, amount to tho largo aggre
gate of nearly one hundred aud ninety
million dollars, well nigh two-thirds of
our total outlay for the fiscal year upon
which we have just entered. The fact
that so largo a proportion of our expendi
ture is the result of tho war, and is una
voidable unless wo rcpudiato our obli-
fations to our public creditors and our
eroic soldiers, cannot be too often re
peated or too thoroughly impressed on
the public mind ; for it is idle to denounce
these expenditures as extravagant unless
wo aro prepared to withhold them ; and
wnocver proposes to wituiioiu mem pro
poses thereby to put tho nation at tho
samo time under the doubly disgraceful
stigma of repudiation and ingratitude. If
tho Democratic party chooses to assume
that possition it is welcome to all tho glory
oi it.
For tho ordinary expenditures of Gov
ernment for the fiscal year which has just
begun the appropriations are as follows:
Executive, lcivlntivu, judicial, cin
. bracing all department nalurlui
nnd expounds f 17, IxO.OtlO 00
For tho army ;,0S1 .Oia.00
For tho navy 17,5nO,(KKM'0
We.t rolnt Military Academy mn.tniO.OO
Consular and diplomatic service.... 1,&KM'M.(0
Post Office department tl,W).ni0.0(l
Indian Bureau, treaties, &c li, NX), (muni
ltlvera and harbora 4.;iI.(k.I
Collecting the rcvoniio V,MU9,UU0.U0
Sundry civil expenditure connected
with the various departments 0,030,000.00
Miscellaneous expenses of all kindti,
incoming cost 01 certain punnc
buildings throughout the country,
expenses of reconstrnetlon, ex
uenxos of closing tip Freeduion's
bureau. Ac 0.OU0.GO0.00
Dellinuucios of various kinds la tho
different appropriations 2,5W,000.00
Making a total of tl0t),81S,447.00
I differ in some items from tho recent
statement of tho Honorable Chairman of
Ways and Means, for I think ho included
in tho expenses of this year a deficiency of
thirteen million dollars resulting from the
Indian war of 1807, which amount was
appropriated and spent lust year, and has
no proper connection whatever with the
expenditures of the current fiscal year.
And he also includes, incorrectly, I think,
some twenty-four million appropriations
overlapping from tho year which has
closed to tho present. I say incorrectly,
because this amount will be offset by a
similar amount which overlaps from this
year to tho next, about tho same amount
going over each year, and this from neces
sity owing to me moae or disbursement.
I have also inado the amount for bounties
ten millions less than tho Chairman esti
mates, because a large proportion which
he includes in this year will necessarily be
paid in tho ensuing year, when it is hoped
the wholo matter will be closed, tho last
soldier honorably paid off and the Treas
ury relieved from further obligation in that
direction.
Adding together these ordinary expen
ditures, us I have above, the sum total is
found to be ono hundred and six million
eight hundred and eighteen thousand four
hundred and forty-seven dollars. If Con
gress can be accused of extravagance, tho
accusation must be made good on these
figures, or clso abandoned, for the other
expenditures, as I have already repeated,
lie without tho pale of Congressiouul dis
cretion or control. A clear estimuto oi
tho character of these expenditures may
be gathered by comparing them with tho
outlays incurred under the last Democratic
administration. For example, in 1 80 7-58
thejsamo class of expenses in Buchanan's
administration were over seventy million
dollars in gold, whereas tho one hundred
and six million eight hundred and eighteen
thousand four hundred and forty-seven
dollars above named are in paper. It
must be observed, moreover, that in
1857-88 the population of this country was
under thirty millions, whereas to-day it is
well nigh forty millions. Adding forty
per cent, premium ou gold, to bring the
expenditures of the last two eras to the
same standard, and we find tho outlays of
Buchanan were at the rate of over ninety
eight millions in paper to-day. To this
add one third fur increase of population,
and we rind the Buchanau expenditures,
adjusted to the scale of to-Juy, would
amount to ono hundred and thirty mil
lion dollars for the same items that we are
paying less than oue hundred and seven
millions. And in this calculation I have
said nothing about tho increased military
and naval force of tho present day, which
adds immeusLly to tho account iu favor of
present economy.
This calculation, staled In these general
terms, is fur more striking and suggestive
when you como to examine details. Tho
army, for instance, cost during tho four
years of Buchanan's administration, by
the official statement of the Treasury De
partment, which I hold in my hand, the
large aggregate of H(i,:i07,575.55, making
an average of well nigh twenty-two mil
lions each year in gold. And at that time
the army confuted in all ol uineteen regi
ments ; so that each regiment cost coutui
erahly over a million each year in gold.
The army at present contains sixty regi
ments, aud yet the whole appropriation
asked for by General Grant amouuts to
little more than thirty tlin e millions, a
trine more than half a million per regi
ment each year in paper. In other words,
the army under the pt-aco establishment ot
a Democratic administration Immediately
preceding tho war exist per regiment
largely more in gold than the army now
coats per rrgimont in paper under the
peaco establishment as administered by
General Grant. Tho samo sonic of ex
penditure indulged in under tho adminis
tration of Buchanan would make our
present army cost over seventy millions In
gold or a hundred millions In paper; and
until the latter figure Is exceeded the Dem
ocratic partisans of Buchanan can havo
no ground to charge that army expenses
aro extravagant. When wo look at "the
actual amount spent for legitimate army
expenses, we sec good ground for the high
compliment bestowed by rrcoident John
son, when, a few months since, ho pub
licly pronouueed "General Grant's Judi
cious economy as the direct cause of sav
ing many millions to the Treasury." With
General Grant's election to the Presidency
and the final pacification of the Southern
States, our army will at once bo reduced
and the expenditures of tho War Depart
ment will bo brought to a point so incon
siderable as no longer to be felt ns a bur
den to the tax pnyer.
Tho comparison in regard to naval ex
penditures at the two periods I havo
named are equally sugirestive and striking.
For the four years of Buchanan's admin
istration the navy, by the official record,
cost fifty-two millions six hundred and
forty-five thousand nine hundred and
ninety-eight dollars and elghty nlno cents,
showing an average of more than thir
teen millions ner annum in cold coin.
With a much larger navy, and with the
disadvantage ol paper money and high
prices, our appropriations this year nro a
tiille under eighteen millions. Taking
tho difference in tho size of tho navy at
the two periods, and tho disparity bet ween
gold and paper, ami we should bo author
ized, if we followed the Buchanan stand
ard of expenditure, in appropriating well
nigh forty millions for the year's service.
These facts are certainly s'nggostivc and
instructive.
In our Post-Ofllco expenditures, as com
pared with those of tho Democratic rrpimt,
the difference is, if anything, more striking
than ln the relativo expenses of tho army
and navy. Besides using up all tho jiostal
receipts, tho Post-Olllcc Department tor tho
three last years of Buchanan's adminis
tration made drafts on tho treasury to tho
amount of over flvo millions a year, in ono
year running up to nearly seven millions.
During tho wholo time tho Republicans
havo been in power, tho drafts on tho
Treasury for tho support of the postal
service have not averaged two million dol
lars per annum, and witli this moderate
expenditure wo havo been enabled to
carry on the lmmenso mail service in tho
interior of the continent and to the shores
of tho Pacific, through all our remote Ter
ritories and sparsely peopled sections, and
havo also been ablo to maintain a superb
line of mail Bteamcrs from San Francisco
to Hong Kong, and from New York to
Rio Janeiro, none of which extraordinary
enterprises and expenditures were levied
on the department during Buchanan's ad
ministration. These comparisons might bo quite inde
finitely continued, exhibiting in each item
tho samo result, and demonstrating with
mathematical certainty that when wo tako
into account the vast incrcaso of popula
tion and tho rapid and unprecedented de
velopment of our country during the time
tho Republican party has been in power,
and when we take into further account tho
fact that we have been all the whilo sub
lectcd as a necessity of the war to tho dis
advantage of high prices resulting from
paper money ; taking, I say, these facts
into account, I assert and defy contradic
tion that largo as our expenditures havo
necessarily been, they havo yet been on a
scale 01 economy and ndeiuy quite un
known during the last Democratic admin
istration that afflicted tho country. And I
assert further, and I call both political
friend and foe to the witness stand in sup
port 01 my declaration, tnat wnencver and
wherever General Grant has been able to
control governmental expenditure, econo
my, integrity, fidelity, and rigid retrench
ment and reduction havo been the unvary
ing result.
Considering further, Mr. Chairman, that
whilo the Republican party has been pro
viding the means for theso expenditures,
they have been at the same timo effecting
immense reductions in the public debt and
continually and largely reducing taxation.
Within the three years that have elapsed
since tho war closed and tho army muster
ed out, we have reduced tho public debt
between two and three hundred million
dollars, and at each session of Congress,
whilo this reduction of the debt was going
on, we have taken oil' millions upon mil
lions of taxation from the productive in
dustry of the nation. At tho first session
of the Thirty-ninth Congress, the first that
convened after tho close of the war, taxes
wcro removed that had the preceding
year yielded a revenue of sixty million
dollars, und at tho second session of the
same Congress forty-one millions more of
taxes were promptly repealed. The For
tieth Congress has not been behind tho
Thirty-ninth in this respect, for wo have
already repealed taxes that last year gavo
us a reventio of ninety millions. Aud to
day the taxes of tho Federal Government
are so wisely adjusted, and collected from
such few sources that no man feels them
burdensome, oppressive or exacting. De
magogues may misrepresent and partisans
may assail, but the people know and feel
that to-day the taxes levied by the Federal
Government are not an oppression to tho
individual and not a hindrance to the de
velopment of tho Industrial resources of
the land.
The history of the Republican party,
Mr. Chairman, is indeed a proud record.
Inheriting a bankrupt Treasury, a dishon
ored credit, and a gigantic rebellion from
tho traitorous administration which pre
ceded their advent to power in 1801, the
Republicans heroically and successfully
grappled with and conquered all these
obstacles to tho life and progress of the
nation. They replenished tho Treasury ;
they redeemed our credit; they sulxlued
the mightiest rebellion that ever confront
ed civil power sinco governments were
instituted among men; they struck tho
shackles from four millions of human
beings, and gavo them every civil right
under tho Constitution and laws. And
while accomplishing these herculean tasks,
the Republican party administered the
government so wisely that prosperity has
been all the time abroad in the land great
business enterprises have been under
taken and successfully prosecuted ; facto
ries have been built ; the forest subdued ;
farms brought under cultivation ; naviga
ble rivers improved ; thousands of miles
of railway constructed ; tho continent
spanned by telegraph wires; tho two
oceans well nigh connected by a Mud of
iron : the emigrants protected on the re
motest frontier ; Territories carved out of
the wilderness domain ; and new Stales of
promise and power added to the national
Union.
What other party in the history of this
country ever confronted such difficulties f
What other party ever gained such victo
ries ? But great as its achievements havo
been, its work is not yet finished. Out of
the fierce conflicts of Iho recent past, in
deed still raging, order aud harmony, con
ciliation and friendship, are yet to be
evoked ; not, indeed, by unwise conces
sion and timid compromise, but by that
firm mliiy which is based on Right, and
under tho eldership of one, who, so terri
bly earnest iu war, is yet to day the em
bodiment of peace, the conservator of
publio jilctiae, the hope of the loyal
million I
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How it Feels to be Blown Up.
Mort of our renders will doubtless re
member the f xplooion of the steamer Mag
nolia, on tho Oliio river, somo ten miles
abovo Cincinnati, in March last. Mention
was made, at the tune, or ttie supposeu ia
tal injuries received by Charles H. Lewis
("fcm yuad '), ex local 01 1110 lousing
Vrooi-tul, who was on his way to accept a
situation on the Mayville (Ky.) HtUlrJin.
Being now, after a lapse of more than
three months, partially ablo to resume his
duties, ho thus writes up an account of his
accident for tho icAjioiiiint .'
"When I bought my ticket, I asked the
clerk If the Magnolia was considered a safe
boat. Ho looked at mo with a half sneer
ing, half pitying expression, and replied by
inquiring if I had ever traveled much.
" ' Well, no not abovo tho average.'
" ' Then you'll learn something by and
by,' he continued.
" I did. Wm seated In tho cabin, be
tween an cx Colonel of a Georgia regiment
and a Cincinnati pork dealer, and we were
all talking over the Impeachment matter.
My fellow passengers soou became heated
aud angry. They were cursing Congress
and the President across my head each
one as he felt and I was looking for a
muss. Their angry talk soon collected a
crowd. I had Just got up from my chair to
keep clear of tho coming fracas when I
heard a yell of agony, and beforo you could
have counted three, up through the cabin,
and almost under our feet, came a huge,
Jagged mass of Iron.
For tin instant thereafter I was con
scious of every thing going on. I saw the
cabin roof lifted up," heard tho angry hiss
of steam, tho crashing of timbers, and a
cry from the injured and frightened pas
sengers that will never bo forgotten.
Then I was lifted from my feet; I felt an
intense pain In tho back of my head, and
a biting, stinging sensation over my entire
body. Sixteen days afterward I awoko In
tho Commercial Hospital, at Cincinnati.
I knew that I was badly hurt, but could
not remember how or when I was injured.
"As afterward ascertained, I was blown
out of the cabin into tho river. When
tho explosion occurred, the steamer was
lust rounding tho bend abovo California,
hugging pretty closu to the Ohio shore to
avoid tho heavy current. I must havo
taken a jump of at least two hundred feet,
as I was picked up close to the bank. Tho
survivors were conveyed down to the city
on a tug, and here comes tho only joke 1
can discover in tho wholo affair.
" From some cause or other, my face was
turned to as deep a black as any negro ever
wore, and 1 was accordingly treated as one.
A dead cart was sent down from tho hos
pital, and sido by side with two wounded
darkies, lying on a matrcBS, I was carried
up. Tho mistukc was not discovered until
the surgeons commenced shaving the hair
oil' to get at my broken skull. I was sup-
Iioscd, for the first two days, to be a deck
land, but a telegram from my wife to tho
editor of tho knquircr, who camo and
hunted mo up, soon set tho matter right.
" On awaking iu tho hospital, I inquired
how badly I was hurt. Tho only answer
I received was to keep still.' Consider
ing that I could movo neither hand nor foot,
I regarded this advice as entirely thrown
away. But it did not tako mo long to
find out that, first, thero was an uncoin
fortublo 'air hole ' in tho back of my head ;
second, the sight entirely gono from my
left optic, and tho skin peeled off my
faco and carB; third, that I had been
'steamed,' or rather cooked, from head to
heel, including both arms ; and lastly, that
tho doctors had lust pulled mo through a
severo attack of pneumonia. Remained
in tho hospital twenty-nino days, and then
concluded to go home. Hud not yet been
able to leave my lied, but, accompanied by
my brother-in-law, C. 11. Rullison, Esq ,
who had nursed me from tho third day, I
mado tho jouruey.
"Getting homo my friends had been
looking to sco mo como in a coffin my
wounds had all filled up with ' proud flesh.'
This, of course, had to bo burned out
driving mo crazy for a night nnd a day
and compelling mo to uso a solution of
blue vitriol twico a day for forty days. So
you can form a slight idea of the pain and
suffering, and how much 'yo local can
endure without becoming 'dead matter.'
"Now, after a lapse of almost ono hun
dred days, I find myself onco more about,
but condemned to wear tho savago marks
of tho steam-fiend to my gravo. A bald
spot where tho iron missile crushed my
skull, a 1 piebald' eye, a faco that resem
bles a beet, and over my arms, body and
limbs are scars that resemble great slices
of fresh beef laid upon tho skin. But
after all, I am yet alive and getting ready
to once more pursue the ' itemizing' busi
ness, which you know is vastly better than
being fished out of tho Ohio some torpid
day, with no Coroner handy for an in
quest." a
"
A Match.
TnrcitB is a story going tho rounds ot
the boudoirs of Paris, about a handsome
man about fifty years of age, but well
f (reserved, and with only ono infirmity
10 had a gluss eyo.
It was a misfortune ; but things are so
well managed now-a-duys, that no one no
ticed it.
Ono evening, having no other engage
ment, he accepted an invitation to a recep
tion at Madame Saint Ildcfonsc do Piero
vceville's. My hero went to tho ball, passed a
charming evening, and devoted himself
exclusively to a beautiful young blonde,
who attracted tho attention of all the
company.
Shall I confess it? Ho full so in lovo
with the young lady at first sight that he
made her an offer on the spot.
After a few inslants of reflection, and
somo preliminaries relating to tho con
tract, the marrisgo was arranged and cel
ebrated in due time.
When ho entered tho nuptial chamber
he extinguished thu light.
A glass of water was on the table by
tho bedside ; ho dropped his eyo into it.
Tho next morning as soon as it was
light, our handsome bridegroom reached
forth his arm, seized the cherished orb,
and replaced it in its orbit.
As soon as he was dressed ho went to
see a friend in town.
On seeing him, his friend gavo a cry of
surprise.
" Perhaps you find me changed, " said
our friend. " It is my happiness. Think
of it, my friend, I am married to tho most
delicious blonde such hair I such eyes 1"
" Blue eyes r"
"Of course, as sho is blonde. If you
could only see her eyes !"
" I sco ono of them now, and if your
memory fails you, you have only to look
in tho glass to see her eye before you I"
Tho bridegroom trembled. Ho rushed
to thu mirror.
O horrors ! his right eye was black and
full of fire, but his left eyo was blue, lan
guishing and lender
In tho glass of water were two eyes,
but they did not belong to tho same
person.
The newly married couple separated,
without vilifying each other, but not
without changing eyes.
A Hint for Boys.
Tub cashier c.f one of our leading banks
resigned somo tiuiu since, aud the paying
teller was immediately elected to till hi
place. Ho was quite a young man, and
was promoted over the heads of those
who bad been in the bank many years in
subordinate positions. Tho secret of tho
promotion is well worth knowing. Tho
new cashier lives aoiuo tulles out of tho
City. Ho mitred, the ImuK when rtuilo
young. Ho resolved to msko himself uso
nil. Living farthest away, ho was the
first at his post In tho morning. Having
the farthest to go, ho was the last to leave.
He never was afraid to work, and never
hesitated to lend a hand when his own
duties wet'o done. Others would go out
to restaurants and hotels for their lunch.
Ho brought his with him, aud ate it in a
littlo closet. For his own pleasure he
never left the bank during business hours.
any of the clerks wanted to go away
ho was always ready to take their place.
Ho could always bo found, and was
prompt at any call. 1 1 is snare time was
devoted to an intelligent comprehension
or ins ii.isiness. As paying-teller ho was
very popular, lie was never snappish or
unifciiticmanly. Growling, erumblinir.
unreasonable customers could not irritate
him. lie overstayed his timo to atvnm
modulo men who were belated with their
cheeks. As cashier, ho is tho same genial,
agreeable, prompt ollh-er that ho was In
subordinate life. Meu disappointed in
their discounts take a refusal from the
cashier with a better spirit than they do
an accommodation from somo men. lie
still keeps tip his habits of close attention
to business, nnd takes his frugal lunch
in his closet as he did when struggling for
position. iV. )'. Ixtter.
A Little Preaching, by Request.
Wb have received from "Down Fast" a
nolo from which wo make an extract.
The writer says that thero is but little
preaching" in his neighborhood, and that
wnut there is relates rather to the meta
physical quality of sin than tho actual
forms which it usually takes. He there
fore sends for a little hit of preaching the
following:
" My neighbor will not make his part of
his fence sufficiently strong, ond his s'oek
will therefore break over and damage
my crops, lie heedlessly sets fire so that
tho lire spreads and hums up my part of
tho fence. He does not build the fenco so
destroyed, as ho is lu duty bound to do ;
yet lets his stock run iu tho opposito field,
and they aro every now and then tres
passtng'on my fields. Now tlio laws pro
vide for a remedy by compelling him, if I
bring suit, to make a legal feneo and re
build the part lie so carelessly burnt. Now
if I compel him, by suit at law, to do his
duty, 1 mak an enemy. My property Is
not safe, and in the end I would probably
be the sull'ercr. I consider a dollar's worth
of peace and good feeling with my ueiirh-
bor worth a dollar, and a dollar's worth of
justice obtained by compulsion, by and
through the law, is generally dearly ob
tained, costing two and often ten to get
one, besides bad feelings, lasting sometimes
through life. Is it my duty to bring suit
for right when it will perhaps beget ma
licious retaliation? What course does tho
Scripture indicate?
Oil, sir, you could not havo touched a
topic that would thrill more hearts than
this of ff ne?s! How simple tho topic
seems I How littlo would an innocent
stranger, riding through a rural district,
lmagino fences arc instruments of injus
tice, en gincs of oppressionr, causes of quar
rel I l'Vuces not only separate estates, but
divide families; they keep out cattle, but
Introduco feuds, they protect land, but
squander money in bitter litigations. To
fill up tho wholo subject of fences with
appropriate preaching, would retiulro a
sermon as loug as an old-fashioned Puri
tan discourse. In this particular case, wo
do' not sco that much is left for us. The
writer lias arirued his casu, and decided it
rightly, reaee Is more precious than gold
among neighbors. Don t yo to law, if you
can nap tt.
Somo men take medicine fr every pinch
and qualm, ond aro never well. Somo
mon take law for every littlo spito or
right, and they never have any comfort
of their lives.
What I Shall a man irlvo un his richts?
In a free country, a native-born Ameri
can, and ho afraid to stand up for his
rights?
It is true, that men ought to ascertain
clearly what are their rights; uud that
they should see to it that, in tho main,
they arc respected. But even this relates
rather to such rights as involve a man's
moral and civil standing. Cases may
arise in which one should sacrifice his whole
property, and his very life, rather thau
yield a just and Important right. But In
every such caso there must be a clear and
unquestionable reason for such outlay.
On the other hand, many of our rights
aro not to be selllslily maintained they
are to bo waived, yielded, given away, for
the benefit of others. A man who keeps
all his rights for his own uso is scliish and
unlovely.
Define and authenticate your rights and
then, if you cau make men happier, uso
them generously, and even forego them!
A mother's whole life is made up of a
series of giving up her rights for the heu
cfit of her children. Is any other name
more noble among men than that of
mother?
Yet, there may be cases in which a littlo
Law will bo useful to a neighborhood.
If somo strong and arrogant man domi
neers until, by yielding to him, ho has
come to think that ho can havo every
thing his own way, it will be good for
him und for tho whole neighborhood if
some smart, stifl'-necked farmer will teach
him lesson at law.
If there be a mean and selfish naturo in
a neighborhood, who makes it a rule to go
Just as for ospeoplo will allow, and to filch
and grasp whatever he can, it may bo a
duly to put up a fence of tlio law around
him.
But, if a man is only careless aud slow,
and negligent, and yet really does not in
tend any harm, I think that I should mend
tho fence myself beforo going to law.
Coax him, talk to him as plainly as you
write to me. It is difficult to vi'inrnjo a
uiau who has the right ou his side; but
where all tho right is on your side, you
ought to be ublo to manage any liiua.
Keep out of law ! It will squander
more money than it will rave. It breaks
down more fences than it puts in order.
No better citizens live than lawyers. But.
guiiuj to law Is next to going to a grog shop.
hen a man begins, vou never know
when ho will end. 11. W. Beechcr, If. Y.
Le 'ijcr.
m m
Bridal Tests.
How thankful our " well educated"
young ladies of this day must feel that
they do not livo among such a half-civil-,
ied people as tho Nestorians must be,
from the following account of one of their
wedding customs :
After the marriage ceremony has been
performed, the wedding- party is taken in
wagons from the church to tho house of
tho bridegroom's parents. When the
second wagon, iu which the bride is seated
alone, reaches the gate opening into the
yard in whidi the house is situated, it is
halted, ami the bridegroom's mother comes
to meet it, w ith u baby aud three suits of
baby clothes in her arms. She throws the
child and the clothes into the arms of the
bride, who is required to undress and dress
lhe baby three times in the presence of
her mother in Kw, who watches every
movement us nly a mother in law can
watch a daughter in-law. If the newly
made bride does not perform the operation
to tho satisfaction of her severo judge, she
is considered unlit for her new po.Mtion, tho
wagon U 1 11 1 nt 1 around, aud the is t iki u
back home for further instruction, ami the
poor bridegroom b compelled to livo in
single ble.v,eiliicHs until his wife hi educated
up to thu proper standard.
Havo I not otlered you every udvan-
Uj;o," Mid uluiiin; falhur lu Iukkuii. ' Oh, I"
rui.llod ti,,i youili ; - bull coalU not tl;:w a Uk
lu, liJvuntti,;!) irf iny til.iir "
Yates' Statement of Grant
Early Military Services.
T11 Washington correspondent of tho
Cleveland fut.-r rcr-ntly called on i-x-Governor
Yates, of Illinois, and rewired
the following statement of Orant'a early
military record : '
"Grant," said tho Governor, "camo
down to Springfield dressed in common
working clothes. Ho lookeo Tory much
as he docs now, ordinary, taciturn, unpre
tentious. When he presented himratlf to
me, he said ; " Governor, the United Statet
educated me; 1 want to be of uso to hef
now that she Is ln dancer.'"
Yates asked him what ho wished to
havo. ' ' '
" Any place w hero I can bo nscrul," Bald
Grant ; " it don't matter much."
Tho system at that time was to commis
sion only olllcors w ho had raised compa
nies. Votes, hurried and overrun, tohl
Grant to look in again. After a few daya
Grant, whoso money hod nearly run out
paving hou'l board, dropped in again, hat
In hand, and asked Yates If anything had
turned up. ' '
"Can yon write military orders?" asked
the Governor. ' '
"Yes."
" Well, I'll give you a desk in my office,
and you'll find plenty to do."
"there," said Yates, "Grant worked
away satisfactorily, though my hands wcro
full and even-thing was more or less dhv
organised. I had no time to obserra him,
and ho was never forward to spoak. Af
tcrwurd I put him in the Adjutant Gen
eral's olllce, and although we did not know
it particularly at tho time, we havo fonml
since that ho laid tho foundation thero of
what Is now, probably, tho best Adjutant
General's olllce iu tho United States. Be
foro tho war it w;is nothing. During all
this timo Grant was seldom ln my mind.
I had too much to do lo keep personal
watch over every oillcer In tho State, aud
did not look out particularly fcr tho Com
ing Man. But Grant made no mistakes,
and I saw that his West Point knowledge
was useful to us. ,
Near by Springfield thero was a largo
camp, termed Camp Yates, containing
twenty thousand, perhaps. It was z source
of annoyance to mo. I could not find any
body to keep the men subject and sco that
they wero mado clean, properly fed, and
taught the germs of organization. I sent
Grant out there, and pretty soon complaint
ceased. Then I sent him on a tour to
various camps through the State, but still
I had no command to givo him under the
arbitrary system of giving only thoso
places who had raised organizations. Ho
wont away, at last, to visit Covington.
Kentucky, where his father lived. , I did
not like lo sec our Illinois boys enter tho
service of another Commonwealth, and I
found a chance directly to displace a
Colonel, or rather to send him to a differ
ent command, and then I telegraphed to
Grant:
" Will you tako command of tho til
regiment V Answer.
"RICHARD YATES."
Grant replied :
"1 will. Start immediately.
"U. S. GRANT."
He arrived promptly ond took tho posi-'
lion. Still, I hud no exalted expectations
of him. He was not a brisk, nervous, at
tractive man. His faco and liguro wero
not so striking that anybody could pick
him out of a troop, liko Saul, and he did
not say enough to interest mc. Out of
$2 Colonels thai I commissioned I thought
it as probable that 281 of them would be
come famous as Grant.
Ho did ouo thing, however. v lilch I havo
since thought was significant of his future
good sense and enterprise. Ilia regiment
was tho most demoralized ono ihat wo luiu
in Illinois. It had become insubordinate
and allowed to go to seed. Grant started
tno process ol breaking It la by com-
Selling it to march across tho Stttto of
lissouri, and ho was tho first of our Col
onels who hod economy and pluck
enough to save us tho delay and cxpeuso
01 railway transportation in this manner.
In thiB march he stopped straggling and
orchard-robbing by a device original, good
humored and efl'eetivo. Ho mado every
straggler carry a fence-rail in line, and ns
tho march itself was tolerably laborious,
tho fence rail did its work, lie mado a
fine fighting regiment of thoso men.
After speaking on many other trivial
matters, Governor Yates said, in conclu
sion :
" Hero worshipers will be disappointed
In Grant. I don t toko it to be any stolid
licss of mine that failed to perceive genius
in him. Nobody else did. His genius is
not ostentatious nor dramatic. It ia the
genius of accomplishment that he has.
When his work is done, there it is, and
there is tho man, except for the work, or
dinary os before. I don't make up for this
error of perception by visiting tho Gene
ral twico as much now os before. But iu
tho light of his achievement, I feel tho
samo confidence and satisfaction in him
that all tho people feel. Tho Democrats
feel it, too. He has no enemies in the
Stato but political ones, and one or two
personal ones, like M'Clernand. Wo will
elect him with ease."
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The Prince Imperial.
An American traveler, who lately saw
the Prince Imperial of Franco, says that
he is an extremely amiable and interesting
looking boy, with a wonderful air of not
exactly intelligence, perhaps, so much as
precocious manliness of bearing for his
oge the natural cllect of his bringing up,
aud of the way in which, of lato especially'
ho has been forced, as it were, iuto pub
lic notice. Ho lifts his boy's cap with al
most paiul'ul gravity or dignity to return
a salttlo, showing 11 head of lino dark au
burn hair, with o pretty wave in it, and a
face which has grown more liko his father,
ond less strongly resembling his mother,
than it used to be" Tho brow expands
somewhat more on tho Napoleon model.
aud tho e.pres.-ion of meekness, which
formerly predominated very decidedly,
has given place t greater thou'r'ttfiiliicxH
and intellectual development. Tho first
great danger Jo hieh ho wHl be exposed
will probubly uri.-,c from over forcing.
A Horse Bath.
Is a nccent number of tho Turf, Field
ami Farm was a communication auiwHt..
ing that a bath, after tho mani;.r of tho
Turks, would be an excellent thing for
fitting horses for hard service. Iu effecU
011 the human system havo be--'; satisfac
torily tested, und as thero is a good ileal of
tho humsn about the horse, it is inferred
that the influence of the bath may prove
equally as beneficial to tho quadruped ns
to tho biped. It is possible that tho bath
may bo made available for tho euro of
many diseases of the horso which aro now
regarded as beyond the control of ordinary
medicinal agencies. At all events, whilo
using tho bath preparatory to contests of
sjieed, it might not bo amiss to rabject
some of the crippled or ailing of the family
to similar treatment. What' is good for th
health and vigor of the snorlini? niilmul
cau scarcely prove otherwise thun useful
to the roadster or farm drudgo suffering
tiuiu uiu uLiueus u uvvi -exertion or general
hursh usage. llurul 2'en Yorker.
Honoring Mothers.
DuniNO a long and varied life. T
hud much to do with children, more es
pecially w itU bo vs. As a rule. 1 cul.i
diet tho future career of a boy by noting
his conduct toward his mother, liovnu lif!
wero dutiful and nffee ti.muto toward their
moiitcrs, nuvo iioiiauy turned out well.
Unkind and disobedient lads I have usually'
found to become bad men. Thi rw .....,
to bo thu Divine blessing resting upon
loving and obedient childiuu. it is, i,m
sorry to say, a very common thing for'
school lads to ridicule boy who commits'
the w ishes and obeys the counsels of his
mother. It requires irreat moral -.,..,
to resist the effects of ndieulo. Aaun.
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A PillLAllKU-llIA lillVhh-ian u-ril..., ...
he ll,jer. of ll.at uty, u lot Ulu Hlmic
know tho following manner of successful
ly ireuting cases of sun-stroke; "Let the
person thus alb rti d be removed to a cool
aud pi halo place, bib el.ithing Uktn oil
and tho iMHly rubbed fiom uv.l to f,,t
w ith lar-o piece, of ice, al tho same time
that pieces ol ico are kept iu the arm pit.
This simple 1 treatment, if steadily peYse.
vitrj-.l lit wt 1 u-iv.ia... 1 : . J K
. ., .. ... , v vuors n uii u beeui almost
desperato und thero is reason to believe
um.er any other treat inert wvula arum
ly prove fatal."

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