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McPhafl Just roared out haw! haw haw I The windows rattled in their saah, jj The wise men startled grew And said they thought his funny-bone Congested through and through. &s*v Perhaps, they said, it might be well To talk of something sad To fix his thoughts on solemn things .*Was all the hope they had. So we sat down with faces grave,? All in a ujournf ol row, And talked of sorrow, death, and sin Till tears began to flow. Alas 1 he only laughed the more To see the tears we shed. *Twas plain this treatment wouldn't do. "No hope for him," we said. So we gave up in sad dispair, And left him to his fate, In tears, just as we heard a sound Of some one at the gate. "McPhail, here comes your mothcr'n*law,* We said. The roaring stopped, $ His features lost their funny look His jaw that moment dropped. Binco then he has not laughed or smiled He's solemn as you please, But seems to think the remdy I$AV .v Was worse than the disease. V*-Sill Jones. A BOSTON ROMANCE, BY TAL. [Not copyrighted. No rights reserve^) VOLUME I. Endicott "Winthrop Smytho was un der tbe weather. That he crawled un der it of his own motion is a proposi tion that is not to bo entertained. It is not an angel nnawraes. Neither is it a spring chicken. It is simply a bang-up, knuckle-down proposition with no nonsense abont it, and very little ol that Why was Endicott under the' weath er? Alas! He had just yearningly plead with Minerva Beacc-nstreet to join her lot with his, matrimonially. She had not joined with desirable unanimity. "Why do you refuse me he had asked, through his clinched teeth. Ho was very accomodating in the matter of clenched teeth. Always spoke through them when the dramatic requirements of the situation demand ed. He was also a wax daisy in the cynical-smile line. And his far-off look of unrequited love was unsur passed. "Why," he repeated, "do you refuse mo? Is it my poverty that causes you to refnse?" "No," answered Miss Beaconstreet, measuring her words with exquisite precision—she carried a tape-line for the purpose—"it is not your poverty it is because the distance of your op' tical perception is not commensurate with my visual limitations." That was her way of telling him that he was not short-sighted enough. "Alas, Minerva," he answered, '1 know that I am cursed with a length of vision unnatnral in a scion of Bos' ton culture. But byreading fine print, by every means in my power I swear to you that I will strive to obliterate the remoteness of my sight. And in the meantime I can wear glasses and in that way make a show of respects bility. Oh, Minerva, have pity on your long-Bighted suitor." "No," she answered with that rare percision of homogeneous verbosity for which the Boston girl is noted, "I would rather unite myself to visual ob liquity, such as pertains to a late su preme executive of our common wealth." That was her way of telling him that ho was not even as attractive to her as Ben Butler. Then it was that Endicott Winthrop Smythe had gotten under the weather. How he at last managed to como out will be related in volume two- VOLUME II. Twenty years have passed—years freighted with clouds and blue sky, with gloom and sunshine, with winter's snow and summer's grass, with joy and sorrow, with pleasure and pain, with grief and gladness, with hope and de spair, with laughter and tears, with smiles and frowns, and dSaths and births, and spring-poems and boarding house hash, and ice-cream and soda water and bock boor,, and stale eggs, and maple sugar and (Let go my coat tail, I tell you. Let me get at him!) Hello! where ami? Oh, yes. Twenty years have passed. Endicott Winthrop Smythe was now a middle aged man. His hair was gray, but not with years. At least that was what he told me, and I sup pose we must take his word for it. Perhaps his hair was too high-toned to associate with such common-place chumps as years. Boston hair is very fine and exclusive, and I should not wonder if Mr. Smythe's hair had struck up an acquaintanceship with some dude cycles and JEons and such like blue bearded scions of Time. If so, Mr. Smythe did not mention the fact. But as time flies and fly time is ap proaching, wo may not pause to discuss minor points. Endicott Winthrop Smythe was still as fastidiouBlylumas when, twenty-years ngone, he had clenched his teeth so approposly. He always combed *his hair before coming down to breakfast and cleaned his finger-nails at least once a lustrum. And he was likewise never known to .iok liis teeth with a church steeple in pub lic. He had not seen Miss Beaconstreet since the incidents mentioned in our first volume. But now he had returned from the wide wild West loaded down to the gunwale with that potential something vulgarly called "boodle.' And he proposed to attain assail the citadel—not to mention the iron-clad ships and other strongholds—of her heart. For she was still a spinster. Suitors she had'in plenty. But they all read fine print at longer range than two inches, and so one after another ahe had sent them packing. With great trepidation and many other intense feelings he ascended the marble steps of her palatial residence and rang the bell of her residential res idence. "I have called," he said, after their first greeting, "to claim you for my own. Oh, tell me Minerva that you will be mine. If any smouldering spark of affection for.me has lingered in your heart, Oh let it burn on into a glad some blast of cheerful fiame. Oh, Minerva, Minerva, will you be my wife?" Her lips were painfully compressed, and the unusual terseness of her lan guage showed that her feelings had broken from their cages in the circus tent of her soul, .as she replied severely. "Where are your specs?" "I have no specs, Minerva. But," he continued proudly, significantly rat tling a handful of silver in his pocket, "I—have—made a 'spec!'" "Oh, Endy," she exclaimed, falling into his arms. Thus Endicott Winthrop Staythe got from under the vi eather. I.V BAN ASTOKIO, TEXAS. The cowboy, in himself the expres sion of tho whole later history of the Lone Star State, rides headlong through the plazas, his gray sombrero, exaggerated boots, his ornate Mexican saddle, loosened rein, hanging arms and fine disdain of all conventionalities of horsemanship, make him like a cen taur prepared for emergencies. Close by his side nestles a six-shooter well loaded, and a coil of rope from the high pommel of his saddle. He is bronzed and woll-featured, scrupulous ly shaved, with the exception of his upper lip, which sports a mustache that a bandit chief might envy. His hair is guiltless of the shingling pro cess to which that of tho ordinary man is subjected, and it is to be feared that he "chews," but his general air beto kens an harmonious adjustment of per sonality to environment that gives an optimistic flillip to one's flagging confi dence in human nature's possibilities refreshing beyond measure. He may bo immensely rich or he may possess nothing but the rough pony, with its hideous brand, on which he rides. Ap pearances give no clue. He may gaze with subdued and respectful admira tion at the pretty city girls ("humans" as he denominates them with a gallant implication of his knowledge of the shortcomings of his own sex) whom he meets in his mad career through the town—for he is always, when on horseback, in the most pro digious hurry. He is mild of manner usually, with less recourse to pistol, law in settling his difficulties than we are given to understand, but he will shoot a "greaser" (Mexican) with less compunction than a Northern man would shoot a cur. A greaser is to him neither man nor beast, and there is a comfortable sense of virtue pervading his frame when he has made iL jir number less by half a dozen or so. Near the most prominent and modem hotel, the old Alamo (first in the series of missions built by the In^jan converts under the directions of the Franciscans 150 years ago) sits, like some veteran of a dozen battles, brooding in tho sun shine over the heroes whose blood yet stains its floor—poured out in defense of liberty. Davy Crockett, Travis, and Colonel Bowie, of bowie-knife fame, were among them men whose names to the young generation are as pregnant with mysterious and with giant deeds of valor as that of any here of the mid dle ages. And down in the military plaza, as the evening draws in, the Chili-con-Carne vendors set up their stands, a class of tradesmen, indigenous to Mexico and Texas, the outcome of the average citizen's objection to seek ing his bed before tho dawning of the "wee sma' hours." SOME FAMOUS OLD MAIDS. Look at the list, Elizabeth, of Eng land, one of the most illustirons modern sovereigns. Her rule over Great Brit ian certainly comprises the most bril liant literary age of the English-speak ing people. Her political acumen was certainly put" to as severe tests as that of any other ruler in the world ever was. Maria Edgewood was an old maid. It was this woman's writings that first suggested the thought of writing similarly to Sir Walter Soctt. Her brain might well be called the mother of the Waverly novels. Jane Porter lived and died an old maid. Tho children of her busy brain were "Thaddeus of Warsaw" and "The Scot tish Chiefs," which have moved the hearts of millions with excitement and tears. Joanna Baillie, poet and play writer, was "one of 'em." Florence Nightingale, most gracious lady, hero ine of Inkermaan and Balaklava hos pitals, has to the present written "Miss" before her name. The man who should marry her might well crave to tako tho name of Nightingale. Sister Dora, the brave spirit of English pest houses, whose story is as a help ful evangel, was the bride of the world's sorrow only. And then what names could the writer and the reader add to those whom the great world may not know, and the little world of the village, the church, the family know, and prize beyond all worlds.—North British Advertiser. TUB rOLOA. The Volga is the largest, as it is the greatest, river in Europe. It runs from latitude 57 north, through exclusively Russian territory, a distance of over two thousand miles, and falls into the Cas pian not far from Astrakan. In its course it passes by Nishni, Novgorod, Kazan, and Saratov, and is navigable for steamers of heavy class from a point somewhat north of the first-named place, where the great fair of the Rus so-Oriental world is annually held. Moscow itself, the ancient city of the Czars, is situated on a tributary of the great river, and canals connect its up per stream with the White and Baltio seas. In all its course, from its source to the Caspian,, it is as far removed from any possible foreign attack as is the Mississippi, and it somewhat resem bles the latter river in its changeable channel, great length, and Tast volume THE great art of conversation con sists in not wounding or humilitating anyone in speaking only of things that we may know, in conversing with others only on subjects which may interest them. THE most brilliant qualities become useless when they are not sustained by force of character. THE SABBATH DAY. Your Time on that Day Should Partly be Employed pt:, in Reading, AND HERE IS A COLUMN FOR YOU The Fool's Prayer—The Religious Instinct —The Bloom of Age Communion, Etc. •The Foot a Prayer. The roynl feast was done the king Sought some new sport to banish care* And too his jester criod, "Sir Fool, Kneel now for us and make a prayer\% The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before, They could not see the bitter smilo Behind the painted grin he wore. He bowed his head and bch't his knee Upou the monarch's silken stool tiis pleading voice arose, "O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! "No pity. Lord, could change tbo heart From red with wrong to white as wool The rod must heal the sin but» Lord, Bomerciful.tome, a fool) *Tia by our guilt the onward sweep Of truth and Tight, O Lord, wo stay, 'Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. •These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing blossoms without end. These hard wcll-mctuiing hands we thrust Among the heart strings of a friend. "The ill*time truth that we have kept— We know how sharp it pierced and stung 1 The -words wo had not sense to say— Who knows bow grandly it ba/i rang? "Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripes must cleanse them all But for our blunders—oh, in shame Before the eyes of heaven we fall. "Earth bears no blossoms for mistakes Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool That did hiB will but Thou, O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool!" The room was hushed in silcnce rose Tho king, and sought bis garden cool, And walked apart and murmured low, "Be merciful to me. a fool." —AnonymouM 2 he Blown of Age- A good woman never grows old. Years may pass over her head, but if benevolence and virtue dwell in her heart, she is as cheerful as when the spring of life first opened to her view. When we look upon a good womau wo never think of her age she looks as charming as when the rose of youth first bloomed on lier cheek. The rose has not yet faded it will never fade. In her neighborhood she is the friend and benefaotor. Who does not respect and love tho woman who has passed her days in acts of kindness and mercy—whose whole life has been one scene of kindness and love and a devotion to truth? No such a woman cannot grow old. She will always be fresh and buoyant in spirit, and active in humblo deeds of mercy and benevolence. If girls desire to retain the bloom and beauty of youth, let them not yield to the sway of fashion tind folly let them love truth and virtue and to the close of life they will retain those feel ings which now make life appear a gar den of sweets, ever frosh and ever new. The Ketiffiotis histluc' in Man. The religious in man is not in any re spect different from bis other instincts. We have an instinctive appreciation of religious instruction as we have of quantity or music, and yet we may nev er become religious or mathematicians and musicians. One born blind cannot argue about light so it is physiologic ally impossible for one if he has no re ligious sense to talk much about reli gion. How difficult it would be to give a child religious instruction if he had no instinct for it! You could teach him that one thing is right and another wrong, but you could not implant in him the sense of right and wrong. This is already in his mind and lies there waiting the intellectual training, as the dawn is in the east long before the sun dial can tell the hour. This instinct is the basis of a minister's work he does not have to plant it, but to train it. The existence of the religious sense makes an easy argument lor the existence of God. We believe that structually hu man nature is not a lia We trust our eye and ear then why not trust our re ligious sense? It is as early, univer sal, and strong as any other. If it is false, all human nature is false if it is true, there is a God with whom we should have personal relations. This question is not, "Is God knowable?" but "Is human nature trustworthy?" Holiness comes not from the possession of this religious instinct, but from the cultivation of it—From Dr. Park hurst's Sermon. Communion* Communion is that real invisible, fel lowship. which Christians have with the triune God and with each other, in the observance of Christian rites and the performance of Christian duties, (i. John i. 3, 7.) It is a blessing much to be desired, hence the expressed wish of the apostle Paul for the Corinthians: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the lovo of God the Father and tho communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen." (it. Cor. XIII. 14.) Rutherford speaks of it in this wise from his prison cell at Aberdeen: "The king dineth with his prisoner, and his spikenard casteth a smell. He has led me to suoh a pitch and degree of joyful communion with himself, as I never be fore knew." It has been found to bo especially sweet when drawing near the gates of death: so much so, that, with, the Psalmist, thousands of Christians have taken up the refrain in the 23d Psalm: "Yea, though I walk through tho valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Or, like good old Simeon, have cried out, "Now lettest thou thy servant de part in peace, for my eyes have seen thy salvation." (Luke n. 30.j The nearness and sweetness of communion which some of the saints obtain with Christ, is well illustrated by an account of an evening's devotions of the sainted Bengal, by one who watched him. He sal long before his open Bible, and while perusing its sacred pages, and comparing Scriptnre with Scripture, the hour of midnight sounded. Nature seemed at length exhausted. He folded his arms over the open book, and look ing up gave utterance to these words: "Lord Jesus, thou knowest we are on the same old terms," and then in a few moments fell asleep. Christians find this communion with each other in the fullest extent when engaged in the sacred observances of leligios. 1. Cor, x. 10, 17.) REMINISCENCES OF GRANT. THE DEAD iKADEEi Brighter than *11 of the OlnSter of start Of tbe flic enshrouding hie form to-day, IIU luce Milncs. forth from th* mime or mus With a glory that«h*R cot pass away. He rests at lust! He has borne bis paH. Of salutes, and salvo*, ahd cheers on cheers But, O! the sobs of his country's heart. And the driving rain Of a nation's tears! Soldiers! look on his face the last. With never a tremble of lip or lldt Look on the hero, as you flle nan. And front his foe as your lo'ier did For still Ton may sec ill the dccpsst dol6 And the darkest nlsht of yonr discontent, Tbe great white light of his loyal soul Ablaze In the midmost firmament. W'hitcoinb JtUey* TCD. IToracn I'ortcr's llecoIlecHrin*. IMvnnt MocGrepor special.] Gen. Porter stud he felt keenly for Sirs. Grant, for he knew how vA-y strong was (he bond of affection between her nn her late husband. They wore always together except when the General was in the field, and there always existed between them the utmost harmou.v. Speaking of Gen. Grant's disposition, Gen. l'orter ™iik "It was one of the lisp- flim iieet dispositions I ever knew. I was with for nine consecutive yenis, never leav ing bis side but for a few hours at a time, and I never know htm to be angry. Tliu nearest- approach to it was ohee frhen he saw a teamster Uymcrcifullv beailng a poor horse. The-Goneral dashed up to him and said: "Ycu scoundrel! yon ought to bo ashamed of yourself.' Tho teamst.'r made some impertinent reply, aud the General ordered him tied up by tba hands. Gen. Grant never in his life uttered an oath. I never heard him even utter the mildest form of an imprecation, which is a most unusual thing in the free-and-easy atmos phere of army lifo. This mine happy dis position was one of the reasons why all those who were immediately abont I im, from the hcmblest dependent up, were so devotedly attached to him. An instance of this is shown iu the case of Albert Haw kins, the coal-black coachman, who has asked permission to drive the hearse at the General's funeral. 1 don't kuow where the General got Albert, but it was before he was made President the first time. Gen. Grant was pre-emiuently a man of the people. His heart warmed to them, and he liked to mingle in throngs. In his journeys by rail he loved to leave his private air and go out into the smoker and sit down in the scat with somebody and chat Vet he conld very effectually crush uudue famil iarity. I remember once coml up with him from Long Branch. We wore in the smoking-car, and a rough-looking fellow who sat in the seat in front of us glanced around and recognized the General. Tip ping a wink to those about him, ho turned nrnund to the General, and said: 4 Kay, Cap, give us a light, will ye?' Gen. Graut looked calmly over him with that imper turbable face of his, and then, taking out his match-box, ho handed the man two matches. Thero wag that about this sim ple little action which definitely checked any further advances, and tho man who had tried it, from that time on, was very much interested in the passing landscape. "I never in my life saw but one man so cool Under tire as was Gen. Grant," con tinued Gen. Portor, "and that was a bugler in the Fourth Cavalry. Both the General and this man could look right in the face of the heaviest fire without even so much as winking. Not one man out of thousands can bo found who will not involuntarily move wheu bullets whistle by his ear, but Gen. Grant never moved a muscle. He was also a wonderfully ready man. I re member that second day's fight at the Wil derness, when in the evening word came in that Shaler had been captured, that Sev mour had been captured, and Sedgwick's command driven back. Gen. Grant coolly and swiftly gave his orders, moving thou sands of men here and thousands thero. It was as though he had known the situation for days instead of a few minutes, and was basing his movements on carefully matured plans. Hewasnlso equally quick in expressing his opinions when suddenly called upon to do so, and when people requested his views on cer tain points, and asked him to write them down when he had thought them over, lie would say: 'I can write them down now for yon.' Then he*vouUl lake pen and pnpor, and quickly write p-ige after page, so clearly and concisely that not an interline ation would be required. He wrote his message vetoing the inflation of the cur rency in jnst this way. Ho sat down at a little round table in bis bed-room aud wrote rapidly on until he hid fin ished, and tho message contained one. of the most exhaustive analyses of our cur rency system lhat have ever been pub lished. "In the field tho General usually wore a common blue army blouse and a 6louch hat He had two horses, one called Jeff Davis and the other Cincinnati. Jeff Davis was captured down on Davis' plantation, I believe. It was a brown pony, and a very easy-riding animal Gen. Gnint rode this horse when I accompanied him to the front at the time the mine was exploded in front of Petersburg. There was some bungling about the work, and tho Gen eral pushed on to the front. The men did not recognize him as he hurried through their ranks. Dismounting from his horse, ho leaped over the works, crawled through the abattis, aud pushed on to the extreme front. Gen. Grant was one of the beBt horsemen I ever Baw. Ho could rido easily on any horse, no matter how awk ward his gait was, and he had the knack of getting out of his horse all there was in him, too. I remember once when Mr. Bonner asked him If ho did not want to drive one of his horses. The General re plied that he did, and drovo the horse over the course, getting out of him the second fastest time ho had ever made. Ho had a strong, friendly way of handling a horsa that at once won his confidence, just as a little child feels confidence in tho nurse who holds him gently and securely." Grant at Vlcksburs: His Kindness to Those About Him. [Dr. E. A. Duncan, in Louisville Courler- JoarnaLl "How did General Grant appear before Vicksburg?" "As plain as an old stove. It was hard to make the new troops believe that it was him as he rode over the field. He wore a common soldier's blouse frizzled out at the bottom, and cavalry pants stuffed in bis boots. He wore a low-crowned, black hnt, without so much as a gold cord. The sim plest Major General's straps were tho only thing about his dress that told his rauk. Ho always rode a splendid horse, however, and the trappings of the steed were always in full uniform. But that waB duo to h":s orderly moro than anything else. Ho de lighted in a good horse. He nsually kept six of them on hand—two or three in tho field at the same tinio. His favorite war horse was of the noted Lexington of Ken tucky slock, and I think he called him Lex ington. "Was the General a luxurious liver?" "By no means. He enjoyed a good meal as much as any one, but never complained of what was set before him. He would have been satisfied with hard-tack, nnd sow-belly. He did not drink a drop of liquor during tbe siege of Vicksburg. Ho had promised General Bawlins, afterward his Chief of Staff and Secretary of War, at Shiloh, lo abstain. He never broke over but ones from that day to the close of the wor, and that was accidental. A banquet was given to him and General Banks after the fall of Vicksburg, at New Or'eans. and in the conviviality of the hour he took a few glasses of wine." "How did tho General treat those about him?" "AVith the greatest kindness and respect. He had less egotism than any great man I ever saw. He was eager to give every man a full measure of praise and ap preciation for what he did. He wonld even hunt out what each man merited. One element of his greatness was his de sire to pull up his friends with him. It never occurred to him to claim the glory of any campaign. He always spoke of his victories as due to this, lhat, and the other General. Ho was the best balanced man I ever saw. I never once saw him exalted by the most glowing success nor depressed by failure. He took things as they came. He had more of the qualities that inspire heio worship than any one I ever camo in contact with. Such a man does not ap pear but once in an ng He rarely ever used a profane word, when angry, which was rare, he was the opposite of other men. He would then knit his brows, compress his lirs, and speak slowly." "What day did he enter Vicksburg?" "The 4th of July. Gen.' Pemberton wanted him to enter the day before, but he replied: 'No, I have been wai'Jng to cele brate the tth." The first thing he did was to issue abundant rations ana parole the prisoners. That was a master stroke to parole them, for had be seat them Xorth they would have been a tremendous ex. pense to the Government, and as soon as exchanged they would have returned to thd rebel ranks. AS it was they were glAd to go home and remain on their parole." "You say Gem Sherman was in full sym pathy with Gen. Grant?" "Assuredly. I remember to have heard Gen. Sherman list) a remarkable sentence in speaking of his chief. Said ho: 'The thing that makes Gen. Grant so great is, that it is impossible to incumber him with men or responsibilities. He could com* mand a million men if you could get a fiel bigonotigh. Gen. Grant Comma ded tho longest line of battle ever foncht in tho history of the world—that Is Mission Ridge, sere I'miles. Fighting was going on that entire length nt once. The General sat quietly by a little telegraph instrument and ordered commander after commander to develop what was in front of him. He al ways knew what he Was doing. He once ordered a certain general, Whose name 1 will not give, to make an assault. The genet al, who did not want him to sjicr.eed. replied: "I fully comprehend youf order, but to carry it out is the destruction of my army." Gen. Grant instantly But down and wrote: "I am g!a you 'comprehend my or der obov it." Victory was the result.' "Gen. Grant Uras the first one to dis cover the brilliant fighting and command ing qualities of John A. Lrtgan. It is a mistake that any of Gen. Logan's prefer ment came from po'itical centers- ho' won it all on the field with his sword under Gen. Grant's eye. They had absolute faith in each other, and were as affectionate as brothers. There was no man north of Mnscn and Dixon's line that so quickly forgot the bitterness engendered by the war. No ono liad a hijlier apprecia tion of tho valor and brilliancy of thtf Southern soldiers. Ho said Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had never been excelled on earth." "Where did you first see Gen. Grant?" "At Galena, 111., before the war. He was sitting in front of his father's tannery' whit tling and smoking a small pipe. He cared nothing for business. He had no idea of its details. He would not have known a piece of bank j.aper from a Chinese wash bill. Capt. Grant, as he was then called, looked about as old then as be did four years ago, when I saw him last." "Did yon live iu Illinois?" "Yes I practiced medicine within twenty miles of tl^e Genera'." A (.''Hormis Offer. MVaslilnston special "Gen. Grant has received the most deli cate and heartfelt sympathy in his illness and misfortunes from some of the Confed erate officers and soldiers who had known him iu tho old army," said an intimate friend of his tho other day. "And apro pos of this is an incident which occurred last year. When the news of his complete pecuniary collapse became public there was a very general expression of regret all over the country, and many offers of assistance were tendered, none of which, however, he ac ctptcd. I was tting with him at his resi dence iu New York one morning while ho was going over his daily mail, when he looked lip with a curious exprossidn, and said: "I want j'ou to listen to this,' and then he proceeded to read. It was a letter from an old officer in the United States army whom Grant had known in Mexico, who left tho sen ice about the same time Grant did, and subsequently became a dis tinguished Confederate General. The let ter, as well as I can remember, ran this way: "Mr DEAII GKANT: Ton and I have known each other for many years, aud be cause of that long, and," in its early daj's, intimate acquaintance and friend ship, I venture to ask you to do me a favor. I have read fn the papers that, by reason of circumstances beyond your con trol, you have lost the means you relied upon as a maintenance during the balance of your life. The favor I wish to ask is that you will allow ine to send you $10,000, to be considered as a loan nnd repaid at your own convenience. I know you will receive this request in tho spirit I make it, nnd tho only co l'.lition I coilp'o with it is that the matter Bhall be kept a secret be tween us. Upon a notice of your accept ance I will send the amount to you iu tho shapo of my personal check on the Bank of New York. Be assured, my dear Grant, that you will confer a personal favor on mo by permitting me to bo of this slight ser vice to yon." "Do you know who it was?" was asked of the speaker. "Yes," he replied, "but I cannot give his name. He is a man of large fuitune nnd could easily havo done it, but, respecting his friend's wish, Grant desired that his name should not be made public. I havo rover Been Gen. Grant show so much emo tion nnd appreciation a be did in this in stance. Shortly after that Congress passed the bill empowering tho President to retire a former General officer of the army on full pay, a«d Grant was at onco nominated nnd confirmed, aud thus was put beyond the need of availing liiniBelf of the gener ous liberality of his friends." There is reason to believe that the per son who wrote Gen. Grant tho letter men tioned was Gen. S. B. Bnckner, of Ken tucky. SUnon Cameron's Tribute. [Lancaster (Pa.) Examiner.] Sitting on the veranda of his residence Thursday evening, General Simon Cam eron talked affcction .tely* of the dead soldier. 1 "When at the beginning of the rebellion I xyfiB Secretary of War," he *aid, **an Illi nois member of Congress came to mo and said that certain influences were at work to drive Colonel Grant out of the army. He assured me that Giant was a good soldier and a promising man, and asked me to in terfere in his behalf. I issued an order that proceedings in the matter be stopped, and Grant was thus saved to the army. Gen. Cameron said ho never met Grant until after Grant hid served temporarily as Secretary of War on tho suspension of Stanton. "1 disapproved of his position there and told him so. I think he came to Washington with a deep-seated preju dice against me," the Gt-.eral continued, ^but after he became President we became intimate aud the closest friends. I dou't know what to say concerning him, now that he is dead, except that in life he was the greatest soldier this country ever pro duced, one of the most illustrious civ ilians of his time, and that he was modest, kind and truthful. He committed errors bee iuse he was deceived by bad men, but they were exceptions to his record, and on the whole he was a great success—pure in his purposes, honest "in hiB impulses, and truthful and sincere in bis public and pri- I vate life. If Gen. Grant or his wife were He looked at mo and I looked at him. Bight behind him was Gen. Giaut. Mr. Harrison said: "Do yon know Gen. Grant?" "J*o," I said. "All right. I'll introduce you," ho raid. I was embarrassed again when Mr. Harrison introduced us. "How do yon do?" said Gen. Grant. "I am not embarrassed—sre you?" THOSK who are too proud to inquire what a thing eoste when they buy it are the first to tind fault when" they come to pay for it. THE best armor is to keep out of gunshot—Lort Bacon. •Ujoq ai.i* pu-B oiojBq -B OX JO s.fnp *1? °1 laAOA IMI} I|uo Moq) SJOJL KSBjii THE OFFICES.^- A Grist of Appointments by the President, fe [\Vosblnicton special.] The following uppoiutinents were made by President Cleveland during the week: (iabricl C. Wharton, of Virginia, to be In spector of Surveyors General and district of ficers Charles C. Stiftckfortl, of Colorado, to le Special Accnt of the I^aild Office II- Clinton Dell,: of Illinois, to be Chief of Division In the Pension Office: Chester It Faulkner, of Indi fcnaT to be Chief of Division in the Pension Office, vice \V. Ford, dtschareed Theodore 1). Jcrvev, to bo Collector of Customs for tho dis trict of Charleston, S. C. Anthony Eickhoff, of New York, to he Fifth Auditor of the Treasury Conrad Krez4 of Wisconrtm Collector of Cus toms for the District of Milwaukee, is. Sam uel Flower, Assistant Treasurer of the Lnited 6tates at New Orleans La. Truman 11 Allen, of Oakland. Cat, to foe Pension Agent at San Francisco} Morris A. Thomas, of Maryland, and George R. Pearson, of Iowa, to bo Indian In spectors J. Wheeler, of Oregon, to beAffentfor the Indians of W*rm Springs agency in Arizona William U. Moffett, or New Jersey, to be Con sol of the United States at Athen? John Dev lin, of Michigan, to be Consul at Windsor, Ontariol John C. Rich to be Lieutenant Com taander I'nited States navy O. E. Lasher and H. a Warin* to be Lieutenants, and C. C. Rogers tobe Lieutenant, Junior grade Joseph B. Baker, Appraiser of Merchandise, district of Philadel phia. Pa Dantcl J. Moore, Assistant Appraiser of Merchandise in the district of New York Colin P. MacDonaid to bs Receiver of Public Moneys at 8t. Cloud, Minn. To Bo Agents for the Indians—Joseph B. Kinnev, of Missonri, at the Uintah Agency, in Utah Thomas Jennings, of Wisconsin, at tho Green Bay Agency, in Wisconsin E. C. Osborne, of Tennessee, at the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, Indian Territory T. A. Bums, at the Yakima. Agency, Washington Territory, vice U. H. Melroy, suspended J. L. Hall, of Texas, at the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, Indian Territory Frederick Hoover, at the Osage Agency, Indian Territory. To Be Surveyor of Customs—Richard Hinnott for the port of New Orleans, La. To Be Collectors of Customs—Peter F. Cog bill for the District of Petersburg, Va. Benja min R. Tate for the District of New London, Conn. Bradley B. Smalley for the District of Vermont: Oliver Kelley for the district of Perth Amboy, N. J. Postmasters—Samuel H. Buck to Je Postmas ter at New Orleans, vice W. B. Merchant, sus pended Benjamin E. Russell, at Bainbrldge, ia., vice J. A. Wilder, suspended W. H. Daw ley, at Antigo. Wis., vice iL Smith, suspended Frank P. Croticr, at Nanticoke, Pa. Simeon Sawyer, at Fairmount, Neb. George C. Rem b&Qgb, at Winfield, Kan.: George F. Laskell, at !arimore, Dakota Thomas B. Crawford, at Grand Junctton, CaL: Frank Slintt, at Litch field, IU. George J. Spohn, at Superior, Neb. W. E. Lewis, at Chariton, Iowa, vice J. IL Stew art, suspended NYUliaxn A. Fleming, at Nashua, Iowa, vice J. F. Grawe, suspended John Dawe, at Edgerton, Wis., vice Ed A. Burdick, sus pended Wm. B. Alexander, at Pine Ulutf, Ark., vice A. A. Rogers, suspended S. R. Davis, at Creston* Iowa, vioe L. T. Teed, suspended J. A. Taylor, at Oxford, N. C., vice M. B. Jones, suspended T. B. Douthit, at Salem, N. C.,vice J. Bleckenderfer, suspended Samuel IL Smith, at Winston, N. C., vioe W. A. Walker, snsiend ed J. A. Bennett, at Reidsville, N. C„ vice R. H. Wray, suspended: WiiUam J. Fleming, at Fort Smith, Ark., vice J. K. Barnes, suspended David G. Hackney, at Fort Plain, N. Y., vice A, Hoffman, suspended Henry Cook, at Michigan City, Ind., vice J. H. Peters, suspended George J. Love, at Huron, Dakota Territory, vice John Cain, suspended R. Hurley, at Tal adetra, Ala., vice R. A. Mosely, suspended: J. H. Bewly, at Smyrna, Del., vice Wm. ft. Bacue, suspended Charles W. Howe, at Rochester, N. IL, vice Os man B. Warren, suspended George W. Bell, at Webster City. Iowa, vice John D. Hunter, sus pended JohnF. Pyne, at Vinton, Iowa, vice Stephen A. Marine, suspended Ebeuezer M. Lockwood, at Burlington, Kan, vice A. J. Brown, suspendeJ William Beckez, atMarys villo, Kan., vice William H. Smith, suspended: Henry Slaymaker, at Lancaster, Pa., vice JamesN.Marshall, suspended: C. C. Yonge, Jr., at Pcnsacola, Fla., vice John Egan suspended J. J. Shannon, at Meridian, Miss., vice Wil liam M. Hancock, suspended Samuel DeWolf, at Rochester, Minn., vice Joseph G. Wagoner, snspended Frank L. Thayer, at WatervJUe, Me., viceWillard M. Dunn, suspend ed: Nathaniel A. Swett, at Saccarapha, Me., vice James M. Webb, suspended Alexander C. Haller, at Wytheville, Va.. vice W. F. Slater, suspended: George 1). Sanford, at Grand Haven, Mich., vice Samuel C. Glover, resigned Samuel S. Lucey, at Marshall, Mich., vice William R. Lewis, suspended: Dudley C. Brown, at Bran don, Vt, vice John L. Knight, suspended W. L. Howard, at Fair Haven, Vt», Nice Harris Whipple, suspended Francis M. Sitzer, at Al bany, Ma, vice Adrian C. Case, suspended William E. Black, at GaUatln, Mo., vice Jehlel T. Day, suspended. A GEORGIA LYNCHING. A WifO'llealrr Dragged from JatI and Strung lip to a Tree by a Mob. IBalnUrldcc (Ga.) special.] A spot a few miles from Bainbridge, in Decatur County, was at 4 o'clock this morning the scene of oae of the most sen sational lynchings ever perjjetrated in Georgia. At 2 o'clock fifty or sixty masked men, armed with guns and revolvers, sur rounded the jail aud demanded the surren der of Thomas SI. Brantly, Jr., a young white man charged with ill-treating hiB wife. Jailer Draper refused to doliver tne keys, and the mob brandished crowbars and other instruments available for battering down doors and forcing an entrance. The crowd making a move as if to seizo the jailer nnd take his keys from him by force, ho ran to the rear of the jnil-yard and leaped over the fence in an effort to es cape. Five of the lynchers headed him off juid rushed to seize him, when he threw the keys into a thicket where they could not be found. The mob then battered their way ioto tho jail to- Brantly's cell, whence they led liiin to a distant field. He saw that resistance was useless, and was completely cowed. Brantly had an ticipated tho visit of the mob, and begged the other prisoners to stand by him, but they refused. Arriving at an eligible tree, the lynchers threw a plow line over a limb, put a nooso around Brantly's neck, and, every man taking hold of the rope, swung him off, with his feet within seven inches of the ground. All then leveled their guns and pistols at their victim and fired three volleys simultaneously, completely per forating his body from" head to foot. Xhe corpse hung until 8 o'clock this morniug and greatly startled the early risers who came upon it nnawart a. FEARFL'L FALLS FROM A BALLOON. The Terrible Experiences ol Two Aero nauts in Connecticut. ^JXew Haven (Conn.) special.] At AVinsted, Conn., a balloon ascension wis made this afternoon by an aeronaut, Prof. Brooks, and Frederic Moore, a wealthy manufacturer of the town. The balloon was the largest ever used in tho. State. It was eighty feet high aud 120 feet in circumference, and was calculated to have a lifting capacity of 1,500 pounds. All went well until ilio aeronauts had reached an elevation of 2,500 feet. There, although they were above the clouds, tlier were caught in a storm which proved to bo tho heaviest experienced in that part of the State for years. Becoming ter rified by the lightning they began to de scend and passed through the cloud layers in a a he a on re in distress I would know whit to say and from the heavy rain, and the eas began to how to act, but under present circum- escape. When within 100 feet of' the stances I can only do justice to bis memory and my own inclination* by preserving silence. I will write to Sirs. Grant to-mor row expressing my condolcnco in her be reavement." (•rant's Memory and Dry Humor. (Philadelphia Xews.] This was in lbG'.l. I went to 'Washing ton, and Senator Nye asked me if I would like to meet tbe President. I said yes, and wont to the White House. The Senator introduced us, and I looked at Gen. Grant, and he looked at me. I did:i't have any thing' to say, and it was the most awkward moment of my life. Finally I stammered: "Mr. President, I am awfully embarrassed —are youV" I didn't stop to hoar his an swer, and I don't know how I got out of the White. House, but I had met tho President, anyhow. Iu 1879 I was in Chicago. Gen. Grant had jnst ar rived, and was to review tho Grand .Army of the Tennessee—the first that he commanded, you know. A reviewing plat form had been erected in front of the hotel. The crowd was awful. It was tho largest I ever saw. I wanted to see that review, and with the old instinct of the re porter to shoTe himself where he had no business to be, I edged through the crowd and got on the platform, and there I was all alone, facing that tremendous crowd. Presently a man came out behind me. It was that man who they either have or have not just elected Mayor of Chicago—Carter Hanson. I knew him and he kuew me. ound the machine was rocking violently from side to Bide. As they fell the two men threw out sandbags, and, losing two much ballast, the balloon careened wildlv, the gas escaped, and the car was over turned. Brooks and Moore lost their hold on the slippery rail and fell headlong from the car. The crowds that had been cheer ing wildly a few moments before stood out in tho pouring rain in their eagerness to see tho descent and did their best to catch tho aeronauts as they fell. Brooks was picked up very badly hurt. Ho is expected to die. Moore's injuries are not so serious. Both men had had considerable experience in ballooning. Indian Claims in Minnesota. flSt. Paul (Minn.) special.! A commission, composed of Messrs. Ijirabie and Morrison, appointed by tho Secretary of the Interior to investigate the claims of the traders at the Upper and Lower Sionx Agencies in Minnesota, was in session here yesterday, taking evidence on certain claims growing out of tbe Indian outbreak in this State in 1862. The claim onts are Nathan Myrick, Wm. H. Forbes, and L. Boberts, and their aggregate claims will rcachhundreds of thousands of dollars. The gentlemen named were licensed by the Government to do a trading business with the Indians, and at tho time of the out break there wag a largo amount due tho traders from the Indians. The effort is made to recover the sums due at the time of the uprising, and also damages for dep redations committed by the Indians. Mr. Myrick has been laboring for ten or a dozen years to have the claims settled, and it is likely that the matter will at last be dis posed of. It is thought likely that the amount will be very much reduced., ITEMS. 20**1884^aiST Bm°'£C' cigar Nov. TmsotioHorT the war Gen. Grant neVer received a wound. A FIKE in London recently was extin tinguished with champagne. Sxojr is said to be 100 feet deep in Tuck «vv Wfc UOC eman's tavino, White Mountains, OUR PORTRAIT GALLERY. Miss Kou E. Cleveland. -Miss Eose Elizabeth Cleveland, sister of f&esideut Cleveland, and mistress of the White House, is, by virtue of that relation Bhip and position, tho first lady of the land, Sho has, however, a celebrity entirely inde pendent of these accidents, one due to a circumstance never before occurring to any person in tho world. Her book, George Eliot's Esravs and Other Studies," went to the sixth edition before it was published— an honor hitherto unknown in tho history of literature, l'he seventh edition was is sued within a week after tho first publica™ tion. Miss Cleveland is the j-oungest of nine children. Sho was bom in Fayette ville, N. V. She was carefully educated, graduating at Houghton Seminary. Then sho became a' teacher in that institution then Principal of Lafayette Collegiate In stitution, Indiana, and then taught a private school in Pennsylvania, after which 6he commenced lecturing before classes. After her mother's death, which occurred in 1882, she resided at the old homestead at Holland Patent, which she purchased out of the earnings of her own labor, and continued the work of lecturing until called upon by her brother to assume the duties of mistress of the A\"hite House. Hon. A. £. Stevenson. Hon. Adlni E. Stevenson, the newly ap pointed First Assistant Postmaster General, was born in Kentucky in 1835, and removed to Bloomington, 111., when sixteen years of age, where he studied law. He held various State judicial offices, and was a candidate for Presidential Elector on the McClellan ticket in 18G4. In 1871 ho was elected to sawmui. Congress, serving one term. He is a man of stalwart health, under fifty years of age, with business habits, and is a thorough-go ing Democrat Ho is a great perspnal friend of Postmaster General Yiiis. He is an eloquent orator, a fine lawyer, and an ac complished gentleman. He is a worthy de "scendant of the best Kentucky stock, pos sessing fmnk and cheery manners which ever win and make friends. Persons com ing before him on department business will always feel easy in lus presence. James B, Kimball James B. Kimball, tho newly appointed Director of tho Mint, was bom in 'Salem, Mass., in 1836. He graduated at Harvard University and at the Mining School of Freiburg, Saxony, and in 1857 graduated with tho degree of Doctor of Philosophy at tho famous University of Gottingen. During tho war he served as Assistant Ad jutant General on tho staffs of Generals Patrick, McClellan, Bnrnside, Hooker, and Meade, respectively. His reputation as a mining engineer and metallurgist is estab lished and widespread. At one time Dr. Kimball was Vieo President of tho Ameri can Institute of Mining Engineers. When he received his present appointment he was Professor of Economic Geology at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. He is Presi dent of tho Everitt Iron Company, Penn sylvania. Life on Other "Worlds. "Whether -we turn our thoughts, says one of the ablest of modern astrono mers, to planet, sun, or galaxy, the law of nature (recognized as universal with in the domain as yet examined that the duration of life in the individual is in definitely short compared with the duration of the type to which the indi vidual belongs, assures us, or at least renders it highly probable, that in any member of tlieso orders taken at ran dom, it is more probable that life Is wanting than that life exists at this present time. Nevertheless, it is at least as probable that every member of every order—planet, sun, galaxy, and so on- I WU1* OW Wii ward to higher and higher orders end lessly—has been, is now, or will here after be, life-supporting "after its kind." —Exchange. THERE is no word or action bat may be taken with two hands—either with the right hand of charitable construc tion or the sinister interpretation of malice apd suspicion. To construe an e^ il action well is but a pleasing and profitable deceit to myself but to mis construe a good thing is a treble wrong —to myself, the action, and the author. —Bishop Hall. WE are accustomed to pity the trials of the scnoolmarm wlio lias to labor six hours a day with forty children. Don't say we told you, but the nurse who tends one baby ten hours a day is enti tlod to 80 per cent, of the sympathy and all the gate money. Qo SLOW, young MAN*- If you tap Lotli ends of yonr cider barrel at once, and draw ont of tho bnngholo beside? your cider ain't going to hold out lon«. DAKOTA DOINGS, An Interesting Collection of Hatfe, Pertaining to this Great Territory. Dakotn Land Onii-e RHKincM Reports from the eight laud disiricts i„ the Territory received by thcCoamji. sioner of Immigration and Statistics sh0, ihni while Dakota is not cujoyiag u, game boom this year as in 1SS3, thettlm been more land taken up and a ]rr number of people added to her popoij. tion during the prescut year than have generally been supposed to be U( case. Seven of the United States lioj ofllccs report a statement of the busing transacted for June as follows: Devil's Lake District, North Dsiota-Bnm. teml entries. 91: homestenri t»rw0 ?. loclaratorr it***, inent number of acres newly entered.' tow* number of acres on which final proof hn» made, 0,180. Aberdeen District, South Dakota—HamwW entries, 142 soldier*' homesteads, U* stead proofs, 16 pre-emption entries, cmnflnn inwifn. 3Sr thnlwr irnlhim proof lia*» been mad&fi 288. Grand Forks District, North Dakota-Ham*, stead ontrios, 91 homestead proofs, 43 eruption ontrios, 198 pre-emption proofs 77. timber culture entries, 152 timber euitm proofs, 1 number of acres ue\rir entered O 300 number of acres on which final proof hu been made, 18,535. Huron District, South Dakota—Homestead trios, 107 soldiers' homesteads, 5 homestc»d "proofs, 59 pre-emption entries. 129 pre-cmptta proofs, 10C tiiubor culture entries, 154 numba of acres newly entered, 61,489 number of acra acquired by final proof, 25,412. Fargo District, North Dakota—Homestead tries, 110 soldiers' homesteads, 2 homoctctd proofs, 71 pre-emption entries, 154 prolan, tion proofs, 22 timber culture entries, 03 tim ber culture proofs, 1 number of acres newly en tered, 57,o33 number of acres acquired bv fini! proof, 14,3». Watenown District, South Dakota—Hon* stead entries,13G: soldiers' homesteads, 1 IKO* stead proofs, 109 pre-emption entries, 153 m. emption proofs, G3 timber culturo entries, ft number of acres newly entered, 5Gf8*J munbi of acres acquired by final proof, 3G,U9i. Bismarck District, North Dakota—Homosfcid entries, 85 soldiers' homesteads, 3 homesUii proofs, 6 pre-emption entries, 107 pre-emptkt proofs, 14 timber culture entries, 1U3 numba of acres newly entered, 47,500 number of oati acquired by final proof, 3,'200. Under date of June 2 the United State Xand Office al Dcadwood, in the Bltd Hills, South Dakota, reported a large in migration into the southeastern part o! the district, in consequcnce of the nai 'completio'n of the new railroad which ii 'to connect the Black Hills country w' the Chicago and Northwestern system via Missouri Valley and the Blair bridge, jThe total number of agricultural lanJ entries in the Deadwooa District up te June 1 is as follows: Homesteads, 1.3SJ, 'pre-emptions, 3,417 tree claims, 1,271. A summary of the June reports frtm ithe Devil's Lake, Aberdeen, Grand Forii Huron, Fargi., Watertown, and Bismarck land districts show that in the seven (fc tricts named, in the single month 'June, there have been 1,983 new filing ion homestead and pre-emption claimi Estimating an average family to caci (tltler, those figures would indicate*! increase in population in round numben of 5,000 souls. As the actual numbero! families will average nearer five persons each, this estimate is probably not la out of the way. The total area newlj (entered in the seven districts named w* !454,388 acres, quite an addition to the great wjieat farm of Dakota. The toUl number of settlers' proofs was 6G3, and the total area acquired by final prool 103,708 acres. Ttie total number of tret claims entered was 928, and the two final proofs for the month have an cncouraj ing look so far as they go. The coiii de claratory statement -filed in the Devfl's Lake District, covering 160 acres of land, is the fourth coal entry made in that dis trict since the opening of the land offices in September, 1SS3. The outlook for largely increased immigration this fall ii very encouraging. Inquiries about Da kota are being received by the Commis sioner of Immigration from all parts ol the country, the larger number coming from the Western States. »3EV*!. 1 Territorial Tidbits. —Bismarck has organized a new honk and ladder company. —Campbell Count}* has an assessed valuation of $125,000. —There is talk of organizing a mllitii company in Deadwood. —The last term of court in Bismarck cost Burleigh County $10,000. —The estimated value of cattle in the Territory is placed at $8,000,000. —There are 300 French-Canadians in Bollette and Bottineau Counties. —Three hundred teams are engaged in grading between Chadron and Cheyenne —Hans Huscby committed suicide at' Fargo by poisoning himself with strych nine. —A Scandinavian colony of forty per sons has recently settled in McIIcurj County. 'i —Preparations are being made for the Establishment of water works at Fort Pembina. —The Missouri River is cutting away portion of the town of Stanton in Mer cer County. —The great bend of the Mouse River is said to be one of the finest cattlc ranges in the West. —The Commissioners of Bottineau County are figuring on the erection of Court House. —A beautiful young fawn was cap tured in a hay ^jcld in Edmunds Court not long ago. —Young prairie chickens are decidedly numerous all through the southern put of the Territory. —The Black Hills wheat harvest, it is feaid, will not begin before Aug! 18. •Thus far the crops are promising. —Samuel Kerk, convicted at Fargo of selling liquor to Indians, was sentenced Jo eighteen months iu the Penitentiary —The Kussian colonists in McPherson County are said to have in cultivation some 10,000 acres of promising looking flax. —Steps arc about to be taken to secure the survey of that portion of Mercer County north of the Knife River and be tween the Knife and Missouri south and southwest of the Military reservation. —Col. Plummer was excused from serving as a United States Grand Juror at Fargo a few days ago, because he be lieved that the Devil's Lake land officers were guilty of conspiracy to defraud the Government. —Tho Northern Pacific Presbytery has decided to keep the Presbyterian College at Jamestown, if the people there want it and will co-operate in building up the institution. —Stewart's saw mil), in Boulder Park, four miles east of Dcadwood, was de stroyed by fire. Two million feet of lumber near by was saved. Loss, $5, 000 no insurance. —Frank Neal, of Grand Forks Couuty, was instantly killed by lightning while lying by the side of his wife. An infant daughter held in his arms was badly shocked, but recovered. —The crop reports received from Mc Pherson, Mcintosh, and Campbell Coun ties indicate favorable harvest yields Sot, the Russian colonists located in that re gion, and an increased immigration frcs the Czar's domains next season as a re sult. —It is reported that while Judge Fran fcis was holding a reccnt term of conrt at Mandan he notified the the County Com inissioners to carpet the court room. The pommissioners are said to have met and solemnly and unanimously resolved that •Judge Francis aad his court could go to j' shcol.