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WE CAN'T SURRENDER NOW!
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The eoM in Wnt too flenr
. Not yet fnreoMon r the brtvet
TVho hud no tlioni;ht of lours
Tni-y r-otiM not the old dug toru
From FVrrtnm'n hallowc-d brow,
Nor enn we low what thy beqaeuthed
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r erpry frecmnn trne
While t'nlnn pymbol proudly floate
lr red unit m-hltn anil h1n
W Ml God in Jn.t, and Might o'er Klght
No Tictory will allow,
W will he trne to Libert ,
We can't eurrendur now I
Then salt n not to Tote for thrice
Who hold onr brave bov bark,
Whnn onward came the Intone foea
With dcrolatine track;
We cannot blot tJie record fair
Of freedom's holy tow,
We cannot dim Truth'a aacrcd light
We enn't anrrendor now 1
WE CAN'T SURRENDER NOW! Selected Miscellany.
THE OLD KEEPER'S STORY.
IT was a quaint room in which I fat,
with the firelight, flashing into each cor
ner, and the Muffed birds, foxes and pole
cats looking life-like in the leaping blaze.
A quaint cottage room, but the essence of
comfort As I pulled at the stiff glass of
water and whisky and puffed my meer
schaum, I felt excessively comfortable. I
was in no hurry to get my wet water
boots dried, which lay steaming on the
ample hearth. '
My temporary host sat opposite; a
fine, athletic old man, with snow-white
hair and whiskers. The cut of his coat
and the wary look on his weather-beaten,
honest face sufficiently told the ex-gamekeeper,
had not the retriever pnp at his
feet and the gun behind him added evi
dence.' A fine specimen of his class, he
waa well-knit even at eighty years of age,
with a frank, cheery look in his eye that
told of straight forward truth and worth,
i, I had been snipe shooting on some
marshes I rented of the lady of the manor,
and . having got soaked in a deep rivulet
from a fall, had sought shelter in the
keeper's cottage. To be a sportsman was,
to be sure, a pa3sport to his favor, added
to which his grandson, Tom, was my in
variable attendant and bag carrier. The
old man I had seen but once, when on my
renting the shooting from Lady Linwood,
he, as her head keeper, had shown me the
boundaries. The great hall was closed,
for Lady Linwood, a childless widow,
lived permanently at Nice, and her fair
estates were all let. She was the1 widow
of a poor Lieutenant Colonel,, knighted
for gallant service, and had succeeded to
the property in lacs of direct heirs. .
Seamen, my host, was something more
than head keeper. Evidently he had been
one of those ancient trusted servants to
whom the honor and welfare of a family
are dear as to its own members. . And by
the sad look on his fnce whenever he
spoke of the squires of Linwood I fancied
'some portion of the family history was
mournful and unhappy.
" Do you see much of Lady Linwood ?"
I asked. . . . '
"Never, sir. She1 always is' abroad.
And there's never beon a Linwood here
since the last squire died."
, " I hat was long ago ?
" Yes, sir, long ago. Five and forty
years agono, sir," said he, musingly, his
eyes fixed on the fire. " Five and forty
years agono and like yesterday."
I was interested. The keeper's manner,
action and expression were all unlike his
class, and J. felt a curiosity, as we all do
when something tells us of a hidden his--tory.
, ." I suppose the last squire had a good
stock of game?" said I.
.."Yes, sir. Hundreds of pheasants he
turned out I was a younster then un
derkecper and I used to fetch all the
sacks of barley to feed cm." ' ,.j
" And was he much of a sportsman f " .
" Yes, sir. "With the gun, rod and horse
he was unequaled all the country round.
He was a tall, fine man, with coal-black
hair and whiskers, pleasant and kind to
the tenants, but with a fearful temper,- if
anything should go wrong. He'd rave,
and swear; and smash all around him in
the room when he was in one of his
storms. The only person who managed
him was Miss. Dora."
Here the keeper became silent, and a
look of deep sadness came over his rugged
" You'll have to stay a longish time, sir,
for your things aro soaked. 1 So, if you like
to hear it, I'll tell you the story. I sup
pose I'm lik old ' men, sir, and like to
maunder," he added, with a smile of natu
ral . dignity and courtesy, which might
have befitted a prince.
"Mr. George Linwood,. five and forty
years ago, was the squire. He lived with
his - mother, a gentle lady.' She was al
ways on i her sofa, and never well, but
kind as an angel to the poor. Miss Dora
Maitlarid.'her niece, came to stay up at the
Hall with them. Her parents were very
poor, and she'd six sisters; so they. were
glad-Miss1 Dora's parents, I mean when
Mrs. Linwnsid'saki she'd adont her as a
daughter. I heard this, you know, from
the lady's maid at the Hall, who was af
terward mv wife. She died vears ago.
And the old "maa -sighed, and glanced at
an empty cnair near his own.
" Well sir.'! he resumed : " Miss Dora
came, and Mrs. Linwood was very fond of
her. ho was everybody, lor she was
so sweet and gentle, and her voice waa
likei-ar.blaokblrd's.'. Everybody about
the estate knew Miss . Dora, and she
used to go about in her' broad at and
carol her. srmg, for all the world like a
a blackbird in the holly. The cottagers
uecdi to know her, Tor whenever any one
was ill there Miss Dora was, petting and
" So, sir,". 4resurh)d the old man after a
pause, ,1' by-and-by Mr. George became
fond of Miss Dora. He used to follow her
about and watch all her wishes. He broke
in a chestnut filly himself, and used to ride
with her. But she seemed shy to him.
His temper was so shifty, and she heard
his curses, once when ho was bitterly
angry, though he didn't know she was in
hearing s and she seemed to shrink from
him. She was such a beauty golden
. hair, and eyes, sir, just like tho sky on a
clear day, such a deep, clear blue, while
her complexion the village girls used to
call roses and lillies. I've heard it said
that a great portrait painter came down to
paint her toce, and showed it in London
as the greatest beauty he had seen any
" Mrs. Linwood, sir, the servants could
all see was very anxious about air. ueorge,
She'd murmuro herself for hour about
him. and he was alwavs looking at turn
and Bora so wistful like, as if sue didn't
dare to say what was on her tongue. Bo
things went on, till one day a company of
soldier marched into the village. The
ortjeer in command was invited by Mr.
Linwood: to dine, and he did so, but he
did'nt sea Mrs. Linwood nor Miss Dora,
for they were both in with colds, and they
stayed up stairs. The ofticer was a hand
some young man, with keen gray eyes and
a quiet saauicr, and a look or real honesty
about him, sir. Mr. Linwood asked him
to come when he could get leave and
shoot. , , .....
V Well, by and by he came Captain
Calton was his name, and he wore the
Waterloo medal, for he'd been in tho heat
of that ; and he came la late one night
after dressing, into the drawing room.
There were 'Mrs. Linwood and Mlsa Dora.
The Squire introduced him ; when sudden
ly thq captain grew very agitated and Miss
Dora gave a littleahiieki aid then looked
so charming that half nr eye might see,
Polly, my wife said, where her heart was.
" The 'Squire didn't see this, and fortu
nately too, for only the day before he'd
asked Mi4,,I)irU tOTiarry him, and she,
crying bitterly, had refused.
ThaiJSliife went off wild duek shoot
ing with me, but he laid his gun down
the punt, and kept staring sternly In the
air, and muttericg to himself. i ou may
guess, sir, that I held my tongue,, .
"Well! .eVJatJiSnnet thUg noactt was
said, for Caotain Calton seemed very a
lent, and, q Miss Dora. ' The 'Squire
drank a tool deal, and Ukod about the
' snootier, Im Bf sen Uaro flocked' at
couniii wMh nu-ti i' wild, taper look that
wad aiw-blush like a rose whoever
caught her eve.,
" After dinner, when Polly was putting
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PEttttYSBURG, WOOD CO., OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER D,18G8.
2.00 IN ADVANCE.
some embroidery away In the cabinet at
the end of the drawing room, she htard
Miss Dora tell Mrs. Linwood enough to
find out that Captain Calton was her old
lover whom she'd met at Bath with her
parents, and that they were to bo married
when he got rich enough. Polly could
not help hearing it, sir ; all women are
curious about lovers," continued the old
man, smiling ; "but she loved Miss Dora
with all her heart, and wouldn't have
said a word about It for the world.
" Several days went on, and the Squire
and the Captain went out shooting, and
Dick Smith, the head keeper, used to go
" One day Miss Dora came down In the
little pony carriage with the luncheon.
The Squire was Just finishing the beat of
a copse, but Captain Calton was outside.
When Miss Dora canto up he took her
hand and kissed it But I saw it, though
I wasn't such a booby as to show
myself. , What was worse, sir, the Squire
saw it through the hazel bushes, and
her pretty face blushing and looking
"I heard him grind his teeth where I
stood, and whisper a curse. Did you ever
hear one whispered, Bir. It makes a man
creep all over.
"Presently he came out with a very
olly air, and after lunch ho drank Miss
Dora's health and then the Captain's. 1
was carrying the bag, and the Squire
spoke in a bluff sort of a way, so I
heard all :
" 'My cousin is a pretty girl,' said he.
" ' Yes,' said Captain Calton, nervously
like, and I could sec his hand tremble.
. " 'Ah, well,' said the Squire, heartily, 'I
used to bo jealous ; for I always admired
Dora, that I did. But what's the uso now ?
Never mind, old fellow, I wish you joy of
ner; you must excusu my icuiiji;!, s a
devilish bad one.'
" That was truer than he thought," mut
tered tho old man musingly.
" Captain Calton answered him in a very
friendly way, and the matter seemed all
" Tho Squire was in a dreadful temper
the next morning with Dick and me be
cause we hadn't' killed some stray, dogs
that had been driving tho woods. '
" He was very savage against poachers,
and swore he'd have the spring-guns set
for their dogs in the open runs ot tne
"8o matters went on till just about
Christmas, when a large party of the
neio-hbors of the Squire came over to
shoot under the rjheasant covers.
" That day we had no peaco. All the
ftnrincr cuns were taken up ; damaged
raisins put in the runs to loll the pheasants
there, and the woods were watched every
niirht. On the night before we met the
Squire, wno gave us a curse or iwo ior
running against him as he came round the
Copse, ile a uceniooKingatier iuo xaisius,
he said, for he was a good nana at seeing
his orders carried out.
" The next day all the party went trom
the Hall to the woods, only the Captain ;
be loitered to have a few words with Miss
Dora. He drew' her back into the hall
and kissed her ; and I shall never forget
the way she clasped hia hands and looked
Into his eyes, saying a word or two. The
Squire saw it, and I saw his face. It was
dreadful to see, for he had bitten his lower
lip in two. He pretended not to soe tnem
and walked on after the party,
The Sauire was ver" particular In nis
shootiner parties about every one going
just as ho wanted them to. So now he
gave everyoony tneir msiruuuuua ucry
to go. And Captain Calton he told to take
a ride, which was narrow and through
hollies, but a good one for woodcocks. He
himself went into the middle of tho copse,
with me, and Dick Smith headed tne beat
era at the end.' .,; ' ' ' ' . '
" Well, sir, the beating began,, and tho
rjheasants srot up well, and there were
seve ral shots fired. 'Twas odd to me that
the Squire never shot at anything, though,
for all that, several birds went by him.
didn't dare to speak, though, for he looked
so stern. ' '
" By and by he turned and saw Captain
Calton in another part. . He swore, but that
I took no notice ot.
" ' We'll beat this wood again betore
lunch.' he said : so of courso we all came
out after an hour or two, during which the
Sauire missed everything. We all went
hack to the wood afjain.
Here the old keeper paused, ana arew
a deep breath. i
"What's coming, .sir?" he saia, "nas
never been out of my mind since, day or
night, for fifty years, I assure you;
" We came back to the copse, and were
all put In our old position, and the Squire
told the Captain to . take the holly ride
" ' I suppose Dora will be here soon with
the luncheon' he said with a laugh.
'" Soon enough soon enough, said the
Squire, with a dreadful sort of laugh, and
ms Diacn eyes gleaming m i-utua.
" The shooting went on, and suddenly
khot sounded from near the holly ride.
"'What's that?' 6aid the bquire, sud
" ' Captain shot a cock, sir, outside the
copse,' and Dick Smith, quietly winking
at me, knew how savage the Squire was
men changing positions.
" ' Here comes Miss Dora.' said I, 1 she'i
troinc throueh the holly ride.' . -
"'What' screamed the Squire, as he
wheeled round and saw, her. 'Dora
Dora! not there! Back J for heaven'i
eolra ViasV f' K
" But she didn't hear him, for the spaniels
were in full cry, and the beaters' voices
drowned the Bquire s. -
"'Dora!' he creamed, sir yes, that'
the word '.stoo I You're '
" Before he cot the word out there was
a little report like a pistol a wreath
blue smoke curled upwara trom Miss juau
land's feet, and she fell fell, with her
pretty white dress all streaked on the
OUBOIU Willi U1UOU.
"Ah, sir." said the old man. shuddering,
"it makes my heart cold even to think
I "I ran ud and lifted her; she moaned
nce when we raise her. Her sweet face
was all white and pinched with pain.
"But Captain Calton came up, like
man struck dumb. He knelt down and
drew her, poor girl, on his breast ; and
laid ner poor ncaa mere as u sue waa
"The surgeon of tho village was out
with us. He came up, sir, as wo stood
round, rough fellows as wo were, all sob
bing; he knelt down and looked at the
wound, and then, sir, shook his head. -
" Meanwhile tne 'bquire was Dcwg new
by two men, cursing, swearing, ana tear
ing the grass, curaipg himself and his
birth, ana calling on somebody to blow
hia brains out, ana they dragged him into
the bashes to as not to be heard by the
dying girL '.: ,
" She looked no at h Wr nnm. and
her sweet bluo eys were all dim. , Do you
know the glazlxig. filmy look that creens
fiy&e one dying from yunshot wounds?
An, it is enouga to break one s heart
" She caught her breath several liraea.
ner lover kept his handkerchief over
wound, but it didn't bleed much outward
ly ; only you could see her going ; and
looked so beautiful, juut like a was mask,
sir, white as a lily."
'"Poor, poor Freddy!' she murmured,
and put her little hand on hia heart. -
"'My darliair!' he said, and then-
guv such a sob that seemed o tear
very heart up, sir.
; "Klss me, bit own,' she 'sM, as
beautiful, dimming eyes, with their
look of love, were turned to his. ' I can
see lti all dark, but 1 in on yonr bosom,
Freddy, dear on your bosom love.'
"Theia word isho murmured one
one ; and then she gave a long sigh ; and
it was all over.
He took her nt. sir. with such an
awful look of crlef on his face that he
seemed turned to stone. He'd let no ono
inch her. and he carried her in his arms
home. . i
She said she was on my bosom,' he
said, in a voice that you wouldn't have
nown for his ; and then he walked on
like a man In Borne dream.'
" Well. sir. there is to more to tell. The
Squire only lived two years, and died in a
" He had set a spring gun da the ride.
meaning it for the Captain. As for the
Captain, ho went to the East Indies, I
heard, and died. That's my story, sir."
unce a n . ,
Speech Robert M., Son of Stephen
At the treat Reoublican maas-meetln?
inKaleigb,N.C., onSept 18, Kobert M.
uougias made tne toiiowing speecn :
, i Felloto Citiierut Though It may appear
presumptuous in one so young to attempt to
uiscurs questions wnicn task tne energies
and abilities of our greatest statesmen, yet,
feeling in this vital struggle on which I
believe the' future prosperity, if not the
very existence, ot our country depends, it
is the duty of every one, young or old, to
exert his utmost in defense of our sacred
cause. I obey your call. This is probably
the first time in our nation's history thata
young man nas nad the opportunity ot ap
pearing before a popular gathering as the
advocate of a truly national party a party
that is governed by no sectional interests
or puxiisan prejudices ; uui wnose mono
is our wholo country, whose eternal prln
cinlcs are enunl richta and en mil laws. T
do not look upon this as a canvass which
win decide tne manner in wuicn the gov
ernment of tho country shall be adminis
tered ; but as an issue on which will de
pend tue Vital question, "shall we have a
Sincerely believing In this, I shall not
attempt to deal with minor questions of do
mestic policy, but shall come at onco to
the main issues, Union or Disunion, Peaco
What satisfaction docs the true patriot
derive from tho adoption of his dearest
theories o: government it, in the adop
tion of those theories, begins tho ruin of
the land he fondly hoped they would
lead to greatness? I.aws tourded even
upon Divine inspiration, would be uso
less if there were no country for them to
What theatre is there for tho display of
tne energies ot a young ana aspiring citi
zen just entering upon the important du
ties of life, in a country torn by civil strife ?
Wen nas an emtnent American statesman
remarked : " There is no path of ambition
open to me in a divided and distracted
To prove that the real issue is pence or
war, we have only to refer to Frank P.
Blair's letter, .written with a view to his
nomination, and subsequently indorsed by
tno very tact ot his nomination by tne .Na
tional Democratic convention.
; Blair in his letter says :
" There is but one way to restore the
Government and the Constitution, and
that is ' for the President elect to declare
those acts null and void, compel the army
to undo its Usurpations at the South, dis
perse the carpet-bag State Governments,
allow tho white peoplo to reorganize their
own governments, and elect' Senators and
Representatives.". u i; i.. in i - .i
i Of course, any attempt to Subvert tho
Government of these Southern States by
force, would lead to war, as the Governor
and all other State officers, civil and mili
tary,' are' sworn to obey, support and de
fend the Constitution of the State of
North Carolina ; and wo will defend it
Further down Blair says :
" We must restore the Constitution be
fore wo can restore tho finances, and to do
this we must have a President who will
execute the will of the people by tramp
ling into dust tho usurpation of Congress,
known as the reconstruction acts. I wish
to stand before the Convention Upon this
issue, but it is one which embraces every
thing else that is of value in its large and
comprehensive results. It is tho one thing
that includes - all that is worth a contest,
and without it there is- nothing that gives
dignity, honor, or value to the struggle."
On this issue ho was nominated.' ;
any- further proofs were needed to show
the revolutionary spirit of the Conserva
tive party, it could easily bo found in tho
violent harangues we daily near around
ua, their bitter persecutions of Union men,
and their unrelenting hatred of the North
ana us loyal people.
This bitterness toward Northern men,
who prove true to their principles, and
who do not bow in slavish submission to
the opinions of these haughty aristocrats,
sell-constituted fudges ot honor and mo
rality, I know from nersonal experience.
Though descended from one of the oldest
families or this ctato. ana born and par
tially raised in Rockingham county, upon
my return nearly two years ago to my
native place, I was denounced as a Yan
kee, and generally received with all the
coldness and distrust due to one of that
detested race. Notwithstanding my own
nativity, and the position of my mother's
iamiiy, iney couia never lorget tne run
tan birth of my father, whose native State,
Vermont, with her 80,000 majority, so
nobly leads the van ; and I may add, could
never forgive his dying efforts in defense
or his country.
Speaking of him, and feeling that what
ever importance any words of mine may
have, is derived from the name I bear, and
the affection many still fsel toward one
who through life proved himself the peo
ple's friend, a few words concerning my
father mar not be inappropriate. It was
with feeling of surprise, and I must acid,
of indignation, that I saw his name in-
( scribed upon one of the transparencies
! born in the late uonscrvative procession.
I thought that common decency at least
would nave prevented tnem irom drag-
from the tomb the name of a man" whom
they had betrayed and denounced through
life, and after his death, whose orphan
children they had persecuted.
While gazing upon that name I remem
bered the time when these same men de
clared him a traitor to every principle
honor because ho prelerred nis country
his party, and bitterly denounced him for
his efforts to rally the people of tho West
for the defense of the Union.
I remember all these when I am de
clared a degenerate son; and for every
quotation they give me from his speeches
1 will give tuera a uozen. w nen tne tain
Unt parades a sentence concerning
white man's government I will remind
mem oi ma uyiug wurua.
bent over the scarce breathing form of the
expiring statesman, and asked if he had
no message tq send to his children, " Tell
mem, saiu ne, 10 voice touuea-u biuium
inaudible by the near approach of death,
" to obey and support the Constitution and
. . 1 1 II HM ". , I
me Jaws oi tne ianu. mis nuienin in
iunction I intend to obey, when 1 see
myself personally abased by the Conser
vtUlve press, on account of my po
litioul sentiments, and called a traitor
the State in w hichlwis born, I would
recall to their recollection the time when
I was called o ulion enemy. About
year 1863, a bill waa filed summoning
ThoiUaa Steele (now Associate Justice
we eupreme uourt) and It A. Ellington
to Qreensboro, to show why they should
not surrender the property of Robert
and Stephen A Donr'as, alien eneinee
tbeConlcdcracy; and wheal an denounced
asa .Yankoe ana carpet bagger, I would
remind them of their efforts to drive
an exile from my native State, and render
me t it ranger W tie loli that gaye
When the wife
birth ; as, however, I have inherited my
father's name, and his principle, It is nat
ural that I should inherit their animosity.
Nevertheless, it Is strange that these men,
his bitterest enemies in life, should now
claim to be the truest exponents pf his
principles, but not more strange than that
they should now assert themselves the best
friends or the Constitution ot tne united
States, and the infallible interpreters of
Ms provisions, after they have sacrificed
nundrcds ol thousands ot uvea, ana
thousands' of millions of treasure to
trampto Into the dust that sacred instru
ment. . u - - '
Such is their consistency, and such it is
throughout all their political principles.
If a white Republican addresses a crowd
of colored Wn, expressing his honest sen
timents, instructing them in their rights
and duties, and advising them as a friend,
that action involves social equality, and Is
Hiffh-born conservatives, howevor, can
mingle promiscuously among colored men
at barbecues, eat from the same sheep, and
drink from the same bottle, and they de
serve the praise of thoir fellow-cltUens.
If a colored man, following his honest con
victions, votes tor the best interests or nis
race, and as all his higher instincts prompt
turn, he is totally unworthy or the ballot,
and is even unfit to dig a bare subsistence
from the bosom of the common earth. If,
on the other hand, that colored man
proves a traitor to hia race votes to con
sign himself, his wife, and his children to
a condition worse than slavery, for. they
all say that the condition of an old free
negro was worse than that ot a slave, ne
is respectable, and his swarthy hand is
worthy of grasping the sweetest flowers
plucked by the snowy fingers of Carolina's
fairest daughters. By reference to tho
columns of the Standard you will learn
that in the town of Chapel Hill, of classic
fame, the ladies, to testify their admiration
for the eloquence of a colored Conserva
tive orator, presented him with an elegant
bouquet of flowers. I have no objection to
this, ino nowers were their own. ana
they may give them to whom they please ;
but I claim the right, as long as I observe
the restraints of public decency, ot deciding
Upon the propriety or impropriety of my
own conduct. Tho time has gone by
when one man was better than another
because ho happened to bo born in inde
pendent circumstances, and hcncciortn
virtue and intoUlgcnee alone shall. be the
criteria of merit Nothing more clear
ly shows the utter hopelessness of the so-
called uonscrvative cause, and tno politi
cal degradation to which the party has de
scended, than tne means employed lo- in
sure succes : since they are atraid to leave
the result , with the unbiased vote of the
citizens of the State and country. Any
man who, by refusing employment to all
who will not swear to vote the Demo
cratic ticket, and this to done openly all
over tho State, attempts to starvo a' col
ored man into voting against his deliber
ate convictions and the best interests of
his race, is lees worthy of the ballot than
the negro whom he Influences. J 'c'" - -
Consider, then, the difference between
tho candidates, Seymour, former Governor
of New York, and Grant, the conqueror
of tho rebellion. . It, is true that Seymour
may be tho moro fluent speaker, that is,
may find more to talk about ; but when
Gen. Grant has anything to say, he is
pretty generally understood ; since, for
instance, as his ' Immediate and uncondi
tional surrender." The former I know by
reputation, the latter personally. Gen.
Grant has not the qualities requisite in a
herq of-romance; but the very fact that
his mind is so equally balanced that no
ono trait predominates, except, perhaps,
his invincible firmness and devotion to
constitutional liberty, fits him to calm the
domestic troubles of the country hisword
has saved. But I have no fears of tho re-!
suit. I have too rnuch confidence in the
intelligence and patriotism of my fellow
citizens of North Carolina, and of the en
tire Union. With this implicit trust,
look forward to the 4th of next March,'
when Grant and Colfax will take their
seats, as the inauguration of a new era,
when peace and plenty will smile over
the entire country, healing the breaches
made by the late civil war ; while tho old
nag will once more wave in triumph over
a happy .and united land.'- 2. '. : ... . : . -
One of the most rineine speeches of
the campaign was that of General Sickles
to the Boys in Blue on the anniversary of
the battle of Antietam. He gave the fol
lowing admirable historical survey of
carpet-baggers : - - -
" My mends, there are several kinds or
carpet-baggers we have seen in tills coun-
try within the past few years. The rebels
sent a few of their sort of carpet-baggers
here to New York during tho war.
Laughter. They came mysteriously,
with their black bags, containing a very
small amount of clean linen, ana a very
large quantity of combustible material,
and with this latter they undertook to fire
our hotels and burn our city. Well, there
are some very distinguished rebel carpet
baggers sojourning abroad. John Slidell
is one, in Paris, Benjamin is another, and
he carries, I believe, a green carpet-bag
now. I Laughter.l Brick Pomeroy is
carpet-bagger. Applause and laughter.
The Chairman or the National Democratic
Committee, Mr. Belmont, is a carpet-bag
ger from the Rhine. Laughter and ap
plause. Corporation uounsei u uorman
is a very fair specimen of the carpet
baggers from old Ireland, who have taken
possession , of the City Government
laughter, and if O'Oorman's carpet-bag
Is not full yet, it must be a very big one,
or else he has failed to profit by his oppor
tunities, which no one suspects. Renewed
laughter and applause. And then there
is ueorge banders, the carpet-bagger oi
the rebellon, who wanders over Kurope
with or without a carpet-bag, according
to circumstances. Great laughter.l But
our Northern carpet-baggers belong to
somewhat different race. The whole West
was peopled by a race of carpet-baggers.
William 'enn was a carpet-bagger oi tne
right sort Daniel Boone, of Kentucky,
Lewis Cass, of Michigan, Stephen A.
Douglas applausel, of Illinois ; they were
all carpet-baggers.! And yon find that
our country, North, East, and West has
been peopled by an emigration of carpet,
bagger. . Applause. The May Flfwe
brought a colony of carpet-baggers ap
plause! and landed them on the shores
Hew England. William tha Uopqusror
took some Norman carpet-baggers over to
tngianu, aaa captarea it (applause), ana
founded a nation that has sent its carpet
baggers forth all over the world, most
which thev own. or propose to own.
1 1 Laughter. ' Our carpet-baggers carry
intelligence auu civiiu.hi.iiju tuu cuierprura
wherever they go, ana iney are not to
barred out or excluded from the South
rebel dictation." - - i ;'il-.
i m i m .
t& A lury on a recent civil trial,
Montpelier, having been kept out without
agreement from Saturday morning till
Monday morning, - sent in the following
verdict 1 1 m Washington County Court,
September term, WrtH" w. tw.''-'
Klitt cane inn jury say limb lucu iwiieu
ages are ISO years, 'averaging 46 W yeart
that their aggregate weight is lfif9 pounds,
averaging joii pounus; ina. pouueauy,
there axe elevaa for Grant and one
Seymour, and that on this fine they intend
to fight until afler the November election.
Signed, fort man." It is needluaas
say that the lawyers enjoyed the joke, and
the cou! discharged the jury. . ,
Mb. t I. Dat. or Lewiston, He., baa
complete set of copper cents, all mounted
ana famed, nryrn i ivi to isyj, inenujy
Seymour's Record—A Fact Brought to
Wan.E the unreconstructed Democrats
and late rebels of the South are appealing
to the war rewrd of Governor Seymour,
showing him to have been tho true friend
of the Confederacy before it becamo de
funct, the party in tho North are attempt
ing to show the number of troops which
the State placed in the field, under his ad
ministration, and the loyalty of his course,
by the same record. The attempt to blend
such antagonistlcal views Is tho most ri
diculous exhibition of the age. The bril
liancy of his " war record," from the Gen.
Forrest stand-point was such that the
more timid and fearful of the Northern
managers of the party were forced to de
mand an entire change in (he character of
Southern speecnes and eauonais, ior tne
few loyal Democrats who were inclined to
support Seymour and Blair were getting
The record of Seymour during the war
was black enough to suit the most apostate
of all tho rebel clan. It is for that reason
that they all support him, from Jeff. Davis
downward. Jetf. is out of the country, it
is true t but his sympathies and w ishes are
with Seymour and Blair. They are his
candidates, as they are the candidates of
his former civil and military subordi
nates. The whole rank and fife of them
are bellowing lustily for the success of the
Democratic ticket and its repudiating plat
form. Clement L. Vallandigham had the honor
or nominating Air. Neymour. we have
already stated that Vallandigham owed
Seymour a debt of honor which ho was
bound to pay. The bitter and malignant
course or this same Vallandigham, who
acted as spy and traitor within our lines,
while our boys were fighting desperately
to preserve the Government, led to his
military arrest by Major General Burnslde,
and his being passed through our lines
under military guard, to the bosom of his
friends, the rebels. Horatio Seymour, of
New York, did everything that was pos
sible for him to do, and brought all the
force of his personal and official influence
to save hiB brother Democrat, first, from
having such a scntencepronounccd against
him, aud second, from having .that sen
tence execnted after it had -been pro
nounced and approved. .
Ihit tame lloratio Seymour had several
interviews with General liurnnule, tr)rretly
for thejiurpone of prevmtting th exileof hia
friend and fellow Jhmocrat, Vallandigham.
If our Democratic friends want our au
thority for the statement, and want a de
scription of the interviews, and a showing
of the spirit which actuated this in
tensely loyal (!) Seymour, wo most re
spectfully refer them to the present Gov
ernor of tills State, Ambrose E. BurnBide,
and his .accomplished Adjutant at the
time, Colonel Lewis Richmond. Gov
ernor Burnsido, in a pertinent speech
uiado before the citizens of Bristol, last
evening, made the statement frankly, and
it was indorsed by Colonel Richmond, who
was present at one or more of tho inter
views between Seymour and his chief, on
this same Vallandigham business. Val.
the exiled Val. ; the great Apostle of the
Democracy to-day, who was the Northern
star of the rebels during the war, has paid
l.hn rlnht. whinh ho nwd to Tlnrntio Sev.
mour. Now, if the Executlvo power of
the nation can o made, by some liocvt
voeu. o Yiass into the hands or tteymour,
this rebel 'patriot will etlrely find his
reward. Shall he be a member of the
Cabinet? Tho place of grandma Wells
too tame for him.' Tho war portfolio
would please him better and Mr. Seward'
place better still. Or, shall he be sent as
Minister to the Court of St. James, or
Louis Napoleon ? , He must have some
thing and that something commensurate
with the greatness of his martyrdom and
his services in the late .Democratic con
vention. Was Horatio Seymour the confidant
Vallandigham and his fellow-rebels in
the North during the war? Did ho exer
cise himself and use his office to prevent
the just punishment of others besides the
exiled Vallandigham? Will our home
orators tell our " Boys in Blue," and their
own party friends and supporters, tho
exact standing of Mr. Seymour during the
war ? Shall Wade Hampton be invited to
come and enlighten our people, and - shall
ho bring Vallandigham with him? Prov
idence Prets. - . -
Important Letter from General Dix.
From the Galena Gazette.
A letter from General Dix waa re
ceived in this city yesterday, giving his
views about the two candidates for the
Presidency. We copy it entire, omitting
only the opening paragraph : 1 "
"PARS, Sept. 8.
I have taken pains to the
statement in some of the newspapers, that
I am in flavor of Seymonr's election to the
Chief Magistracy of the Union. If I were
at home, I should oppose him by all fair
and honorable means. I know him well
and it is my sincere belief that his want
of firmness would renew the dissensions
which have brought so mnch evil on onr
country. Indeed, I do not think he has
any ot the qualifications which are indis
pensable to maintain the public tranquil
ity at this Juncture. ' I have great confi
dence in General Grant's honesty, good
sense, sonnd Judgment moderation, stead
iness of purpose and disinterested patriot
ism ; and I believe the speedy restoration
of the Union to its constitutional and har
monious action depends very largely on
his success. ' - -
" It is hardly necessary to add that I am
in favor of paying in specie the debt con
tracted to save the Union, and that the reso
lution of the Fourth of July Convention
to pay the larger portion of it in paper,
constitutes in my mind an Insuperable ob
jection to the candidates nominated
carry out what I regard as a palpable violation
of the public faith.
.," I am, dear sir, truly yours,
"JOHN A. Dix."
In order to fully appreciate General
Dix's patriotism, it should be known that
he intends returning to this conntry
the spring, no matter how the election re
sults; his advocacy of General Grant
therefore originate in no desire to retain
his position abroad. His family havo
already returned - ' ' ''
What perhaps Is still more to "the credit
of the illustrious patriot who has atrved
the country o long in affaira of. State,
well as ia the field. Is, that in January
last, when his own name was prominently
mentioned in connection with the Demo-'
cratio nomination,. And when the ground
that the Demacatie Convention would
take was still uncertain, General Dix wrote
to another friend in the, United State
. , .., "Paris, Jan. ia.,1868.
" I have thought for a year that Grant
should be President Tho prestige of
name will enable bim to do more than any
other man to heal the national dissensions.
which seem to me, at' this distance, to
aa far from any satisfactory volution
ever. Then he is honest, both from in
stinct and habit ; and he ha good sense,
perseverance and a' modest estimate
his own capabilities I have no doubt
that he would call able men to his coun
cil and listen to their advice, and I be
lieve that he would be a firm, conservative
and successful Chief Magistrate."
When the women in' the Madrid cigar
factories recently mutinied, they went la
mob to the office, of one of the directors,
demanding to be heard. He' agreed to
a committee of them, adding that they
most be the three oldest ani ugliest of
Jot. Tpst deputation wo. never ent,
How Grant Wouldn't.
Tun Washing-ton f7ironic!'hasa story
hinting at dire plots by the President and
his friends-plota against the existence of
t.:onirTs and the perpetuity ot tne lte
publle which needed only the absence of
uenerai urant tor their consummation.
In pursuance of their conspiracy to get
him out of the conntry, he was to be sent
to Mexico as a kind of tall to Lew Camp
bell's kite, but our hero flatly refused to
go. But aavs the Chronicle, a day or two
after this refusal, the President returned
to the subject, and urged tho embassy on
Grant, saying be had sent for Sherman to
take his place. In the meaatime Congress
was about to assemble, and tho air was full
of rumors that the President would refuse
to acknowledge the validity of Congress,
and attempt to disperse it by arms. Mr.
Johnson had recently seemed to have pe
culiar deahrns . In regard to Maryland.
Grant remembered all this, and again de
clined to leave the country, tuts time in
writing. After this he was summoned to
a'fnll Cabinet meeting, where his detailed
instructions were read out by the Secretary
of. State, as If the objection and refusals
had been of no account. They wero de
termined to make him go, whether he
would or not to drive him out of tho
country which ho had saved. Grant waa
now aroused, and, before the whole Cahl
net declared his unwillinttncss to leave
Whereupon the President not answering
Grant turned to the Attorney-General,
and asfced him whether there was any
reason why Grant should not obey this
order whether he was ineligible to the
position in any way. Grant at once
started to his feet and exclaimed : " I can
answer that question, Mr. President, with
out appealing to tho Attorney-General. I
am an American citizen, have been guilty
of no treason or other crime, and am elig
ible to any civil office to which any other
American is eligible. But this is a purely
civil duty, to which you would assign me,
and I cannot be compelled to undertake it
Any legal military order you give mo 1
will obey ; but this is civil, not military,
and I declino tho duty. No power on
earth can force mo to it." The President
and his . Ministers were astounded and
silent, and Grant left the Cabinet chamber.
General Grant in Church.
Tnit writer, on yesterday, whilo walk
ing along Wabash avenue, looked up Bnd
saw General Grant jUBt before him, going
in the same direction, lie was the least
conspicuous-looking of the two individuals
who were at his side. Dressed in a plain
black broadcloth suit, but in rather
marked contempt of tho present style ; of
only medium height, with a plain, low
crowned, sou hat, not entirely tree irom
dust, covering a head that had evidently
been in tho hands of a country barber,
General Grant, naturally enough, did not
attract tho attention of the hundreds
whom he met, unconscious that they wore
passing one of the world's notabilities, the
greatest of living Generals. Scores of
people, most exquisitely garbed, were
rolling in their carriages t different
places of worship, while this unpretend
ing republican Goncral, the next Presl
dent of the United States, was trudging
along, unrecognized by the thousands on
the avenues, who, had they known of his
presence, would have halted and gazed
with eager wonder and curiosity. Soon
the General reached tho church of the
Messiah, the Rev. Robert L. Collier's, and
quietly ' entering, seated hlmBelf with
much modesty and humbleness as any
ordinary stranger in the city availing him
self of a courtesy could have exhibited.
Neither minister nor congregation, if we
may except a lew or the latter wno
some way got wind of the fact, knew that
such a distinguished worshiper was in the
house The few referred to gave the
sermon far less attention than did General
Had the pastor beon advised beforehand
that he would - be listened to by the man
who is to-day the most powerful indi
vidual on this continent, he could not have
prepared a sermon better suited to the oc
casion. His text was taken from the third
chapter of Epheslans, 14-21.
The sermon was beautiful and striking,
especially that portion in which all the
races of man, " made of one blood," were
spoken of as a great family. How broad
and catholic this view ! how fitting to be
taken in the presence of the great man
who had fought the battles of equal
rights, and won for them the most glori
ous and decisive victory of the age I
By the time the services were over it had
become pretty generally known that Gen
eral Grant was present, and quite a num
ber of .persons pressed forward to shake
his hand. He stopped at the door, how
ever, but a few moments ; parted from one
of his companions, understood to be his
brother, and 'with the other, probably
member of his staff, glided off quietly
State street, where they took a street car,
the. General standing np all the way
Randolph street, unrecognized by a single
person except the writer. At Randolph
street he took another car, and soon was
lost to us in the centre of the great city.
Thus unobtrusively and unpompously
does this foremost man of all the world
move abont among his fellow-citizens.
How unlike a European General and pro
spective Chief Ruler of a great nation.
Truly is he a republican. But it need not
be supposed that General Grant does not
appreciate the magnitude of the responsi
bilities that rest upon him. No wonder
that h.s shoulders are stooped in sympathy
with his burdened spirit. No wonder
that his brow wears an anxious, wearied
look. Tho weight of a nation's welfare
borne about by him, whether he moves
silently and unknown among the crowd,
or is the most observed of ail men at the
National Capital. Cliitxigo Evening rout,
Value of Detraction.
The alue of personal detraction and
abuse in a political canvass has been fully
proved by the course which the Copper
bead press has pursued toward General
Grant We have been at some pains,
looking over our exchanges, of which we
have a large numbor.of the Copperhead
persuasion, to note the varying' epithets
which have been heaped upon our candi
date's head. Wo began the record when
the General was supposed to bo available
'for Copperhead uses, and wo have con
tinued the litt down to the present time.
Tho reader will note the change of time
whoa ' the General's political fata was
known to be proof against Copperhead se
duction. We quote :
" A great soldier." ...
" An example of magnanimity
"A great Captain."
1 "The stuff of which statesmen
made." , 1 ' -
" A leader of rare endowments."
"The rnnn. whose ?ajqr saved the conn
try. "The conqueror of the rebellion.'
The nero oi many victories. ' 1
"The savior of our institutions."
Dmihtfiil in his nolii-v."
"Well enough but for nis associations."
"The prospective tool of the Radicals."
I " A General -whose victories were
costly t be valuable. " '
'The. lucky man to whom Lee surrsn
dered, when he ought to have surrendered
"The military blunderer "
"The butcher of the National army."
" The brainless tanner who aspired
military Jbuaora." r -
"A man who needlessly sacrificed
hundred thousand live Ifi his Potomac
" Notoriously a disrmrder of
"The willing tool of Stanton and a
"The sworn enemy of his conntry's
" The liar."
" Notoriously a drunken'debauchec."
"Hiram Ulysses Grant"
"Sonp turcon Grant."
" Drunken sot"
" A poor tool in Radical hands."
" Alwavs drunk."
" Phillip' and Tlllon's drunken friend."
" A harmless Idiot
" Cotton thief."
" Liar "
And so on, ereteendo, wanting only new
terms of opprobrium to make lilru fouler
In face of tactics which invoked epi
thets like the last twenty we have quoted
epithets used most foully by the Cop
perhead papers that claim tho most re
spectability, General Grant's popularity
among tho peoplo has been steadily ris
ing ; and never did ho occupy so high a
place in the affections of his countrymen
as ho does to-day. This Incessant berat
ing and belittling have turned tho atten
tion of the people to the General's per
sonal history, as now written, so that all
men may read it ; and to know that is to
know that he Is a man of singular purity
of life; that his honesty cannot be im
peached, that his modesty is beyond as
sault, that his power overmen is unexam
pled ; that his talent is of the highestorder ;
that his habits aro emphatically temper
ate ; that his patriotism is unquestionable ;
and that ho ought to bo elected President
ot tno united Mates! tmch good work
has detraction dono. Let us hope that the
Chicago Titnct, New York World and La
Crosse Democrat will continue the task
that they begun. The result will be
greater infamy to themselves and larger
maturities tor the Alan or the Peoplo
whom they assail 1 Chicago Evening rost.
Iowa has eighteen dally newspapers.
Omaha, Nebraska, contains 18,000
TnuitLow Weep was recently in Paris,
with improved health.
Nautical neatness sweeping the ho
rizon with a glass.
Over hoad and cars In debt Wearing
an unpaid tor hat
Boston has a wooden building which
was erected in nou.
It Is said thcro is not a single Hebrew
beggar in jNew ork city.
In London 500 men livo by writing
cheap sensation stories.
There aro $ 100,000 worth of window
glass in Htowart s new store.
TnE Apprentices' Library, in Now
York, contains over 40,000 volumes.
A short drive with many men Being
driven to their wit s end.
The number of thieves of all kinds in
New York is estimated at ten thousand.
The total number of cattlo in the vari
ous European states is not less, it is said,
The French Emperor is arming loco
motives with artillery for scouting duty.
A Worcesteii Yankee has ralsod four
hundred pounds of squashes from four
Two tiioubaud new buildings have
been erected in St Louis within twelve
months.. . . .
A man has Just served out a, Bcntenco
one hundred years in the galleys,
Tub telegraph is more freely used
ueigium man in any other European
New York merchants are subscribing
to aid the sufferers by the South American
Joun II. Fasey, said to have been the
fastest type-setter in the country, died in
Philadelphia last month.
Mna Roiikrt Lincoln wore white silk
trimmed with white satin, with pearl or
naments, when married.
August Belmont's, picture gallery
valued at $500,000, and is ono of the best
collections in this country. .
During the past year, 400,000 meals have
been furnished to the poor at the Five
Points House of Industry, New York.
Why is a baby liko wheat? Answer
Because it is first cradled, then thrashed,
and finally becomes the flower of the
An English amateur having propelled
himself on a velocipede at the rate of fif
teen miles an hour, intends racing a loco
motive. That was a weak-minded foreigner who
declared that the oyster stew was the no
blest instl-stew-tlon of America. How
The Cincinnati Commercial states that
Gov. Warmouth, of Louisiana, was for
merly a rival of Robert Lincoln, for the
heart and hand of Miss Harlan.
The Prussian troops aro learning to ex
ecute a' new inantcuvre. A battalion
throws itself on the ground and two other
battalions march over them at a quick
march to the front
After the 1st of January next, the reg
istration fee on all letters registered in
and addressed to any part of the United
States, will be fifteen .instead 01 twenty
A convention of persons interested
cattle raising is to be held in New York
tne latter part or .November, uciegaie
from each State, and also from Canada, are
Br a recent law in England, parents
who neglect their children may be sent
prison for six months, and a similar pen
alty is attached to tho husband who fails
to maintain his wifo.
Out of 203.214 conscripts of France
during the present year, 219.0S7 can read
and write, 7,079 can read only, 00,269 nan
do neither, and no information was gath
ered as to 0,b02.
The Little Corporal, published in Chica
go, I1L, by Alfred L. Sewell, and which
to appear hereafter in magazine form, has
now tue largest uruuiauuu ui aujr juvcuuo
magazine in the world.
A pai'Fk mill, in which waa manufac
tured "paper used by Benjamin Franklin,
in his office, is still in operation in Dela
ware County, Pa. It is named the "Ivy
Mai, ' ana was erected as long ago as
year 177 .
The revising banister at Manchester.
England, has decided that the 5,700 ladies
who bad claimed to have their name
in the Parliamentary register could
not be admitted to the lrancnue. -
A package of currency, containing
twcnty-fiye thousand dollars, was stolen
the other morning trom a Broadway i.x
press office, whilo the messenger was
the front door. The man supposed
have stolen it escaped.
A St.i Louis printer has attached
ballon " Hercules " on an unpaid bill.
expects his property will go up on
bands. The lawyers aay the attachment
will prevent this, and call it a very, (aero)
nauiy case. .
Little Chester," son of "John
len," the " Wickedest Man in New York."
Is named after the Rev Chester Van
ien, paator of the Baptist church at
tia, Schenectady county, N. Y., who
brother to the " Wickedest Man."
BjxTi-FivTt velocipede were entered
(or serki of races lately held, near Pari,
... . . K.
A new four-wheeled TchlchMiw
was introduced. It ia tM t?fcbl
wilier, ana less laugumg - -
TnT have discovered medicinal mwiin
Texas. It is a sour earth, whic i adu
lates water to an extent that renders l a
valuable beverage for tho invigoraii '
fever-weakened systems. The mud bring
more money a bushel than corn. .
Wr have lately been reading oi aomo
person who wa killed by a or wneu
drawing it But if the cork has killed one
man, consider how many iuonmuu
tens oi thousands thebottkhM killed with
out a word being said about it 1
Miss Susan B. Antttoht aald I the
National Labor Congrw. recently in ses
sion in New York, that she bad beon en
gaged In reformatory movements for the
past twenty years, and that now she did
not possess five hundred dollar to her
The Territorial Treasurer of Montana
reports the population of the Territory.
July 1, 1808, at DS.873; total value of real
and personal property, tnOO.OOO ; acres
of land in cultivation, 243,427 ; value of
gold and silver, refined and run into bars,
i,8,010,00. r 1 .
A tromisino young student In Paris,
while recently dissecting a diseased corpse,
thoughtlessly applied his hand to an abra
suro on his lip. Perceiving tho conso-
aucnees ho quietly retired to nis room and
led without nttcrmg one' word of regret ,
or telling any one of his inadvertence. "
ANew Hampshire paper says: "The
greatest age ever attained in this Elate by
any person whose age was positively
known, was that reached by Mr. Love
well, of Dunstable, who died at 120v: Wil
liam Perkins, of New Market meached
110; and Robert Macklin, of Wakeflold,
Tns impression of those who have re
cently visited Utah is, that the Mormons
will soon break np, and that Brigham
Young, who is worth some millions of dol
lars, will go to some other clime.where he
can enjoy his wealth and the society of
his favorlto wives.
An extensive and disastrous fire visited
the San Diego valley, in California, during
the latter part of August, burning a track
in some places twenty miles wide, and
sixty miles long. Many horses and cattle
perished, and the heat had a disastrous ef
fect on orchards and crops.
Great sensation was recently caused
In Prague by the suicide of a well-known
retired Austrian captain, irom some
papers found In his room it appears that
he was the victim of the so-called " Amer
ican duel ;" that la, the two contending
parties place a white and a black ball in a
hat, and the ono who draws the black Is
in honor bound to kill himself within a
given time. ,
Co-operative societies for furnishing
articles of consumption to their members
are becoming general all over Italy. Such
associations have lately been csiaoiisoea
nt Bologna, Fcrrara, Verona, and Legna-
no, and have produced the most satislac
tory results, and among others that of
compelling the bakers to reduce their
prices and improve the quality of their
As tub funeral procession of a Mrs.
Carr was crossing the Erie Railroad, one
milo west ot Painted post, JN. x., tne
other day, tho Rochester express came
along, frightening the horso of Mr. Carr.
Mrs. Drake, a sister of tho deceased, waa
thrown on tho track and had both her
feet cut off by the train, while a child of
Mrs. Carr was run over and literally cut
" I have come for my umbrella," said
tho lender of one of these articles, on a
rainy day to his friend. " Can't help that,"
exclaimed tho borrowor. " Don't you see
that I am going out with it?" " Well,
yes." replied the lender, astonished at
such outrageous impudence ; " yes, but
but but what am I to do ?" ,rDo ?" re
plied the other, as he threw up tho top
and walked off, "do as I did borrow
ono." . .
A bad caso was disposed of a few days
since in the Court of General Sessions in
New York. A burglar was sent to the
State prison who had already passed
twenty-three .years in that establishment.
Tho feature of the matter, however, waa
that tho prisoner had frequently essayed
to reform, but had been invariably
hounded out of his honest employment
by detectives, who gave informalioTi
about his past career, costing him his sit- '
Tns inhabitants of Tuyahualco, District
of Chalco, in Mexico, while quarrying re
cently came suddenly upon a mysterious
town, sepulchred amid volcanic lava,
within which were found the houses and
corpses of its former denizens, perfectly
mummied. The volcano that produced
this disaster must have completely disap
peared at tho time, burying beneath its
ashes and lava all the ancient towns and
occupants of its environs, whose existence
is not mentioned in history.
Every day, at ono of tho recorder'
courts in New Orleans, la to be found an
elderly lady, neatly, even elegantly dress
ed, apparently watching with intense in
terest each trial, as it is called, and when
court has adjurned, quietly moving away
with the crowd. She has a painful and
singular history. Childless and alone in
the world, she was once the centre of a
happy family circle. Bute series of mis
fortunes came and left her hopeless and
aimless. The epidemic of 1853 deprived
her of her husband and two of her chil
dren. Of her two remaining sons, one
was killed in the army, and the other,
about a year since, was arraigned before
this same court for murder. Before this
awful shock the mother's reason reeled
and left her a harmless maniac. Since
then she each day imagines her son on
trial, and watches there for his coming.
Lay alter day sue prosecutes in the court
room her tireless watch. Disappointment
never affects her, for she thinks she will
see bim to-morrow. Those who have
charge of her gratify the harmless delu
sion, and thus, morning and evening, she
is found at her post, influenced by an af-
fection that defies the flight and wreck of
Severe Joke on Napoleon.
Henri Rochefort editor of the Lanterne. .
has sent a letter to various Paris newspa
pers, 10 mis cuect :
" l had prepared a number of the Lan
terne, to be published Sept. G, in Paris,
composed absolutely and exclusively, from
the first line to the last, of extracts from
tho works of Prince Louis Napoleon Bona
parte, now Napoleon III.
" This number appeared so violent to the
various printers to whom I applied that ,
not one of them dared venture to print it
The 10th number ot the LanUrtn.,
therefore, can only be published, once more, -
M. itocnetort nas prefixed to the num
ber in question an introduction, in which
ne remarks : , . '
" I have been accused of violent and In.
surrectionary views. I now sacrifice my
revolutionary instincts ; and, in order to be
perfectly sure that this 15th Lantern shall -neither
be seized nor accused, I havo de
vised this contrivance, of making it, from
"Thia other, whom nobody will aceim
of disturbing civil order, and acpiringto
change the government, is the conqueror
of Solferino, Napoleon HI.
" Never 1 must aay it in order not in
frighten the mothers of families never did
I write anything so raah or so radical."
Mtt. Parton, In the Atlantic tells nfn
old man of fortune, residing in the citv of
new iorK, wno coniesses to taking " Uly
drink a day" of whUky tea drink to a
Dottio, and nve boiuus to a gallon one
gallon of liquor, he aava goca down hia
old inroai every aay oi thejyear. Bufore
he 1 fit to eat his breakfast in the morn
ing, he ha to drink twelve glasses of
whutky, or one bottle and one fifth.
Nevertheless, even this poor man is able
for some hours in the morning, to transact
what people of property and leisure call
businesc and, during a pwt of the even
ing, to converse In such a way aa to amuse
persons who can look oo and see a human
beiuginaueh bondage, without stopping
to tlunx what -tragedy it la. This old
boy never has to b carried home, I be
lieve. He is one of those most hopekae
drunkards who never get drunk, never
wallow in the gutter, never do anything
to scare or startle them into aq attempt u