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a "NATIONAL POftTKAIT." Th Yankee boy, before he's sent te tohooL, Well kaowH the mysterte of that magic tool, The pocket kiiir-v To that his wistful eye Turin, while he heaiH hla mother lullaby; His hoarded cent ho al&d.'i iiives U set it. Then leaves uo stone uutuiued till he cnu vs ' . it; And la the sluoutlon of the lad. Mo little oart that implement hath had. Hla pocket kuife to the young wblttler bring A. growing knowledge of material Ullage. Projectiles, music, aad the sculptor's art. His chestnut whittle and ma shingle dart, Hla elder popguu with ite hickory rod. Ita sharp explosion and rebounding wsd, Hla corusutlk fiddle, and the ueep-i tone That murmurs from his pumpkin stalk trom bone, Conspire to teach the bey. To the snooeed His bow, his arrow of a feathered seed, Hla windmill, raised the passing breeze to Win, His water-wheel, that turns upon a pin; Or. If h'a father lives up ui the shore, You'll aee his ship, "beam ejids uou the floor," Foil rigged with raktDg masts, aud timbers staunch, Aud waiting near the wash tu for a launch. Thus by his genius aud his j ick-kni fe driven re loog he'll solve you any problem given, Make any gimcrack musical or mute, A plough, a conch, an organ or a Ante; Make you a locomotive or a clock, Onta oanal, or build a floating dock. Or lead forth Beauty from a marble block; Make anythlug in short, for eea or shore, Prom a child's rattle to a seventy-four. Make it, said I? Ay, when he undertakes it, He'll make the thing, and the machine that makes It, And when the thing is made -whether it be To move on eartb, in air, or ou the aea, Whether on water, o'er the waves to glide, Or upon land to roll, revolve, or slide; Whether to whirl or jar, to strike or ring, Whether it be a piston or a spring, Wheel, pnlley, tube sonorous, wood or brass, The thing designed simii surely come to pass; For when his band's npoi it, you muy know, That there's go in it, and he'll make it go. John Pi&rpont. A POSTSCRIPT TO MOTHER SHIP TON'S PROPHECY. In eighteen hundred aud eighty ooe A pliigue or "Art" on the world shall come; The air of a great western natlou Shall reek with over decoration. Ad imitatioD ''Renaissance." When pasteboard phque and plated sconce, And "Rogers' Groups' in drab concrete, Find many fools l i call them "sweet," When clothes horse screens and drain pipe Shall flaunt their horror in high places And flimsy satins aud cheae plushes Fall victims to the "artist's" brushes. "Artiste" be plentiful aud thrifty, And mostly females under fifty. "Oenine" shall beacomqjon trait Proved by a painted wooden plate Or sprawling -in Mowers on a curtain, Or tottering stork with leg uncercafn, Or gnudy bands of ticking tripes. Or gilt horseshoes nud penny pious. Then shall Christina oarOa befrloged and ten der, With pea greea angels on a "bender," And lanky damsels in poke bonnets Writhing to otter love tick sonnet. Then in shop windows you may read "Who buy a paper of turnip seed Receives a 'en culm ,' silk, fur-lined, High toned, aesthetic and refined." Or, "With overy pound of sauaige sold, Walt Whitman's poem, in black aud goll." The plague shall be heavy on the land, Many shall fall nnd few shall stuud. but those who live shall say when it passes, "How in the world conld we all be such arises?" NED'S XPEH1MNT. 'Well, if there's any t.iiug I lute, it is this being eternally bossed 'round by some one. it's come here, go there, and do this from morning till night; one might as well be a galley-slave and done with it When I'm a man Ml have my own way at all hazards; I'll strike right and left and light for lib erty if need be. Pah! I'm sick of be ing hedged in. I'd like to knock down all the fences.' And Ned Brown knit his brow and clenched his hand, as if about to demolish some obnoxious bar rier between lilnifcelf and perfect free dom of action. Hit fair-haired sister Carrie listened with a disturbed, and thoughtful air. She was .not-., unused to her brother's moods, and although she laved him dearly, she considered him a most un reasonable specimen of tin masculine specie. Her blue eyes looked the mild reproof which her lips were loth to ut ter, and Ned, reading -her disapproval, burst forth in ftery indignation, 'Why don't you speak, Carrie Brown;1 why iu the name of common sense put on our 'superior virtus' air, and nit as if struck dumb; speak, 1 say.' There was a sensitive qiflvwr of the delicate lips',' but a strong sense of the ludicrous triurnphedand,with a twinkle of the eye, Came said: 'This is, I sup pose, by way of prelude to your future grand struggle for liberty. And while you are getting ypur way, what is to become of other people's ways ? You meditate turning the tables, I suppose, and instead of being 'bossed' you pro pose to 'boss.' Is that it? I think you have begun already, for father wouldn't have spoken to me as you did just now.' 'I beg your pardon, Carrie,' said Ned, with rather a sheepish air, I didn't mean to be rude, but you made me mad. Now, own up, don't you ever wish you were your own mistress ?' 'No, ! voi in the sense in which you mean,' said straightforward, loyal Car rie. 'One would think, lo hear you complain, that father and mother were a pair of fierce dragons, and tfiat your path was hedged about by unnecessary restrictions. , On the epntrary, we are allowed as much liberty as is consistent with ourjkttttty j'to ourselves and to others; I waf-tlnnking as you spoke what vjould bednine of the world if all the people in it were of your way of thinking. '.Father'etad mother fre quently sacrifice their flSwiWucH nations to A ttern ense of duty, anrVtbey t reat us with the same considerate politeness they exact in ret ui n.' 'Whew! that's a way u( yuUinf it. Bat, ready, I didiVt jnejru'tn reflect on father and niothW; they rfrfc all right, of course, the'best father anil mother in the world. Rut: after all. we do have to Walk pretty straight. Sow, there's Bill Simpson; he has what Ica'l liberty, and I'd like to try a few days of it. He does just precisely as he chooses, comes and goes at his own sweet will. Wouldn't it be jolly' and Ned tossed up his hat enthusiast) cally. But be started in dismay when I familiar voice just behind him said 'And what sort of a man is this de lirious course of liberty likely to de velop? I am slightly acquainted with Mill' Simpson, and he is not exactly a high-toned youth. Kxcuse me, Ned tnr sbmilincr noon vou unaware;, bat if vnll nin for a confidential chat with Carrie. I advise you to speak in lower tones and to seek a more retired spot than this vine-covered piazza. I was reading my newspsper in the arbor, aud 1 couldn't very well help hearing The Owosso Times. V vol. ni. what you said. But I am anxious to get at just what you mean 1 imagined that your mother and I gratified your wishes iu every conceivable way. Is ii possible that you yearn for liberty in order that you may adopt Bill Simp son's vices? Smoking, drinking, late hours, do you aspire to these? 1 fond ly hoped your tastes were in a differeut direction. 'And so they are, father,' replied Ned. 'I am sorry you heard my nonsense I didn't more than half mean what 1 said.' 'And yet your words were in souie measure the expression of a ruthless feeling which has seemed to intluence your actions very decidedly of late You scorn all rules, and rebel at the slightest restraint. Your lessons are poorly learned, and you seem to have lost your high aims, aud to spend most of your time in planning how you may best evade the demands made upon you. If you could do just as you chose, what would be your first move? Ned grew red in the face, hesitated, stammered; and, pitying his confusion, his father said kindly, 'Be ' perfectly frank and say just what you think. I simply wish to understand your feel ings.' Then Ned burst forth hotly, 'I wouldn't get up to breakfast unless I chose, and I would go to school or not, just as I happened to feel. I wouldn't do anything unless I wanted to, and no one should order me round. 'Heigh-ho!' said his father, 'you would walk on your head, if possible, were any one so arbitrary as to suggest that you walk on your feet. And to what would all this lead? But, no matter, I think it will be an excellent idea tb try and see. To-morrow please begin on this new order of life. Make yourself perfectly comfortable, and as sume no duty unless it will be a posi tive pleasure to you. 1 will speak to Mr. Lambert, so that he may under stand if you fail to appear at school. Aud now I will go and explain mattei-s to your mother.' I'oor Ned looked greatly disturbed, ank did not seem at all to relish his newly acquired freedom. 'Humph!' he said, as Mr. Brown disappeared. '1 should think father was crazy. What does he mean?' 'Mean!' said Carrie, who secretly en joyed her brother's dilemma, 'just what he says. You have sung the praises of freedom until 1 am weary of thesound; now you are as free as any bird of the air. Just enjoy wiiu sell. Unwilling to confess himself at fault, Ned lay awake half the night concoct ing plans for the next day. For one thing, he would lie abed until nine o'clock, that would show them that he was in earnest and then he'd go fishing. There would be no chopping wood, or weeding the garden, or poring over tiresome lessons. He would fancy himself off on a vacation, and wouldn't it be glorious! He was late in walking, and it was after iuue when he came down stairs. The girls were at school, his mother in the sewing-room, and Bridget equally busy in the kitchen. There was no one to bid him a pleasant "good-morn ing, and he felt uncomfortable and out-of-sorts. Seating himself at the dining-room table he shouted, "Come, Bridget, bring on your breaklast, But Bridget replied crossly, 'You may jist come and help yerself, Master Ned, yer plate s iu the oven, irretty goings on!' With a muttered 'Plague take it,' Ned made a dive at the oven, burning his fingers and not materially calmiug his perturbed spirits. He ate his break fast in a very unenviable frame or mind. The next step was to secure bait and start for the fish-pond. But first he stepped into the sewing-room; ostensi bly to find his hat, which he knew was in the entry but really for the sake ot a word with nis mother. He didn't feel happy, and he longed to tell her all about it. Mrs. Brown greeted her boy in her usual pleasant manner, secretly commiserating his forlorn ap pearance; but she made no attempt at conversation, and Ned went out to dig Y(psm, teeliug.. more retched, than ever. The sun was nign wnen ne reached the pond, and the ttahproved perverse and refused to bite.' At length disgusted, he returned home to find all ot her sohtaryxmeai before mm. When at six o'clock he gathered with the family around the pleasant tea-table, his eyes fell before his fathers kind but questioning glance. What an un lucky day it had been, and how very uncomfortable he felt! He inwardly resolved to renounce Ids new privileges, which he now cordially hated as the source of all his misery. He followed his father to his favorite seat in the arbor. 'I'll chop the wood, father; indeed, I'd really like to do it,' as he saw his father's look of dissent. 'I've been roaming ronnd all day, and I'm tired of doing nothing.' 'Well, if you wish to chop the wood, of course, you may. I do not require you to do it. Just consult your own wishes in everything,' rejoined Mr. Brown, as he turned to his newspaper. O. father.' .sjried poor Ned. 'I've tried this long enough. I aWhow fool ish and selfish I have been. I'd a great deal rather please you and mother, and I'll never say another word about being 'bossed.' Do forgive me and let me go on in the old way. Mr. Brown put down his paper and motioned Ned to a seat beside him. 'I think, Ned,' he said, that you have not given this ex oeri merit a fair trial. I prefer that you should simply suit your self until you are fully convinced that this is a more excellent way. 'O, father, I'm already convinced,' exclaimed Ned. 'I was more than half convinced last night. I was vexed with Mr. Lambert, he's horribly domineer iug, and that is what made me ma on so.' 'But, Ned,' said his father, 'there is i uo returning to the old way. 1 don't wish you to feel that you are contin ually being 'bossed.' There are simple home rules to which we are all expect ed cheerfully to conform. Your mother and 1 spend several hours each day in actual work, and we think it is well that our children should also have slight duties lo perform. Then there are your lessons. Both the home and the school work are essential to fit you for the future responsibilities of man hood. You are building a character; shall it he weak and selfish, or strong aud sweet and noble? If you are not quite willing lo be led, you had better continue this experiment.' 'Indeed, father, I am willing. I don't know whap has made me so silly.' 'I think Bill Simpson has somewhat influenced your opinions. I believe lib erty is a favorite topic of his. You had better shun such companionship; it will do you no good. Give him a wide range, i wish to see you, Ned, an hon orablenian, a pure-hearted Christian gentleman. And you shall, father, 1 promise you. 1 11 drop all nonsense and go to work iu earnest, and if I ever again talk foolishly, just remind me of to-day. I ve been wretched all day long, and yet I've tried to persuade myself that 1 was having my own way. I'd rather a thousand times have been at school. 'Yes,' said Mr. Brown, .'and the cause of your discomfort has been an uneasy conscience. You knew that you were selfishly shirking lawful duties. Be lieve me, the path of duty is the path of true hapoiness. ' It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth,' says a mostexcellent authority. Christ enjoins us to take his yoke uKn us and leftrn of him. And we read that even he 'pleased not himself.' The lesson seems to be that a life of submission is a lire of true liberty. How does that appear to you. Ncdr" n I do not quite understand.' I at i,,.. ..v , .. I ,l t 1.. v.... 1...... ni- . .inn u mi in-. i I'm i iu r followed where I directed because you early formed a habit of obedience, and to you my word was law. But lately obedience has been irksome to you, and you Iiave considered yourself scarcely better than a slave. But suppose that your love aud reverence for me had been so great as to make my wishes j youxd; then our wills would have been j one, and obedience a pleasure instead tit a duty. J ust so it is wiLh regard to God. 'The kingdom of heaven is come I when God's will is our will. While , God's will is our law, we are but a kind of noble-slaves; when his will is our will, we are free children.' 'Ah 1 1 understand, and above all it Is no hie to be a freeman, one of Christ's feeemeir. That will do our aim, but I feci I shall be a slave for awhile longer. But at least I'll try to be a noble slave. And to show my good intention, I'll t ush off and chop the wood before it is quite dark.' 'Hullo! Ned,' shouted Bill Simpson, ' a few days after the above conversa- uon, "in the name or goodness wnat lias got into you, my boy ? Has the 'Gov- ported to me, the sum of $623,486.89 in cash, ernoi' given you an all-hred blowing- j together with donations in kind which when up? You've suddenly lost all spirit, added to the oah contribution would equal and here you are pegging away like a , th? nm ot oue '"dhon doltars. rmmslarold m iir What doM it mpan The country where the tires raged i purely tegular old pi lg. W Hat does it mean, ,1,l,rttMJ without other local industries to Ola lellow r . furnish employment, consequently after the 'It means,' replied Ned, that 1 am flrat distresses were relieved, the unfortu heartily ashamed of myself, and that nate people whose wants we are now oonsid I've turned over a new leaf, and am 1 ering, being left with nothing but bare land, trying to make up lor lost time. What were compelled to eleot letween seeking new do you say to joining inef home elsewhere or to depend upou being Thank vou I'd rathar be exoussed ' nstained by other than .their own resources . "T y-.' . w?CU88eu- until they could reach self-support from the said Bill with a sneer '1 m not anxious thMrnwn farm. Thev cho, to wear a straight-jacket. Thank good- nes?! no one can make a slave or me. When you're sick of this new freak, yow kntW where to find ine. i 'But I hope it isn't a freak,' said Ned. 'I believe it's a real steadfast purpose, and it's toy own choice, too." 'Poh!' said Bill, 'you can't gammon me. I'm simply disappointed in you I thought you were a fellow of some spirit. No milk-and-water chap for me! I wash my hands of you. Good day, sir,' and Bill Simpson passed on With anair ot lofty disdain. Ned footed after lii'ni wi'h flushed cheeks aud kindling eye . 'Let him go,' he said softly to himself; henceforth our paths uiverge. n hat a rool 1 was to Mttpcte&by hut boastful swagger: Tntdligenner. Not SrsPKNDED Animation. At a funeral which took place at Beech wood cemetery a few days since, an incident occurred which served to frighten more than one party who attended. A. coflln containing the liody of a deceased friend w(ts placed in the vault, and the mourners were leaving it when a moan was heard proceeding from where the coffin lay. A general scare was the result, and it was sometime Wore the idea struck one of the party that it might be a case of suspended anima tion. An investigation was m.ade of the vault itf ;JHrJutation of the most courageous of t u) number, und It was found that the moans proceeded from a large owl which had gained accesss. Despite t.i" solemnity of the occasion sbjne of the parties could not restrain their fnlrtli. Ottawa Free Press. John B. Gough has been a public speaker for thirty-eight years and has never met an audience that he did not feel like running away from. The older he grows the more timid he be comes, lie was so frightened in Spur geon's church that he was obliged to calm himself in the vestry. He has frequently beeu compelled to walk up and down a street in front of a lecti re hall in order to cool off. He says that the trouble with a platform orator is that his best stories do not take with the audience. OWOSSO, MICH., FRIDAY. MARCH 3, 1882. THE GOVERNOR S MESSAGE. His Recommendations to the Special Session of the Legislature. A Statement of What Has Been Done for the Relief of the Fire Sufferers. Their Future Needs as Estimated the State Commission. by Nh.Vi-J.MlN AMU ObNTLKMUN Ul THE Housa or Kaf hjcukntativks: The ooustitu tiou 1 the State provides that "the Govern or may convene the Legislator ou extraor dinary occasions." Such an occasion has beeu reached. An emergency of pressing character hue caused me to exercise the pow er at an earlier day than woald otherwise have been neceeeary. A district covering portion of Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola, St. Clair, aud Lajeer oountiee was widely devastated in Neptember last by forest nres, the property of ;J,23 families deetroyed, and 14,488 person made dependeut upon public aid. Iu this oalaui U 1 . , I .1.. ...II - ' ' - - - - '" - ' ! with X80 barne, hundred of ,nUe of fen oee, domostic animals in great number, and vast quuntitiee of household f urnitare, clothing, and agricultural implements, with accumulated stor s of food. The losses of those who have asked and received aid, as ahown by sworn appraisals, amount d to $2,846,943, or an average of over $726 for each family. To add to the terrible aepeots of these dreadful misfortunes, nearly 300 human beings perished in consequence by suffoca tion and by burning. No reference is made in this estimate to the loHeu of those who have neither asked nor required assistance, which is known to have been of great mag nitude; nor to those of a public nature, among which were 61 school-ho use and a large number of ohurchee and highway bridges. The destruction thus wrought left men, women and children destitute of either clothing food or shelter all that was com bustible had been swept away. It covered a territory or over eignteen nuiulreu square miles, and in the progress of it ravages swept the entire district within from two to four hours after it begau. No time was given to save even household treasures. With a furious wiud came smoke and in tenae darkuess, followed quickly by a fervent heat that uothing could withstand. The wonder is not that so many perished, but that so many escaped. The urgent necessities created by tbi calamity demanded instant relief. Before the fires were exhausted food and clothing were being administered from neighboring com muni ties. The people of this state and and of other states responded to appeal to their humanity with a broad and kindly generosity that oan never be forgotten. Seldom within the memory of this gener ation has the kinship of maukiud been de monstrated by more marked and tangible manifestations. The thanks of the fetate are due to every individual who oaine to the help of our suffering fellow-citizens at this trying juncture, and they especially belong to the men and women of our sister com monwealths and the neighboring British provinces. In addition to large amounts contributed for this relief by churohes, so cieties, aud individuals directly to the suf ferers of which there is no attainable record, but which is known to aggregate many thousands' of dollars, there has been received by the State Fire Belief Commission, the Detroit and Port Huron Committees, and committees of other localities, course , with the most encouraging results thus far, and have devoted their en ergies and tabor to rebuilding houses and fences and to sowing fall grain, the returns from which oan only be realized at tne oom ing harvest. In order to succeed in the course adopted and to continue in the occupancy of their lands as homes, these people muat be sus tained until their crops mature. They most have food until harvest, and food for their animal until the grass grow. They also require seed for tbeir spring crops. The contributed fund will acun be apent and the harvest is months in the future . The exigencies of the case demand ac tion, and to afford relief is no longer a question of policy -it ia an imperative duty. The State cannot permit its people to want for food In under similar oiroum- stanoes tu a hunted extent, citizens were aided from the treasury of the State, and the act was in harmony with the judgment and sentiment of the people. For more specific information you are respectfully referred to the report of the State Fire Belief Jommission, which covers the transaction of committees at Detroit, Kast Saginaw, Bay Oity, and Flint, and to the statement of the Port Huron oommittee, both of which are hereto appended. I oom raend the wants of these unfortunate oitiRens to your generous consideration. The tax rolls for the townships of Fores ter and Evergreen in the oounty of Sanilac, were destroyed iu the general conflagratiou, and legialation ia now asked to legalize the aotion of thejr authorities in making subse quent provision for the collection of the taxes in those townships. I recommend that the neoeasary aotion be taken. TAX OOMMISSIoN. During the last session you made pro vision for the appointment of a oommission to prepare a bill fur the ajisessmemlevy.aud collection of taxes. The oommiMftou ap pointed has performed its work with much laltor and lnteUigence . ;ine bUM o pre pared are herewith submitted for your con sideration. I have confidence that upon examination the work of the oo i mission will commend itself in ita comprehensive uess as a great improvement over the pres ent system, and will receive at your hands auoh careful consideration as the importance of the subject demanda. OONOHBSHIONAI APPOBTIONMHWT. A bill for th reapportionment of the popular representation in (Vnigrean, on the basis of the tenth census, only awaita the signature of the President to beoome a law, aud it will devolve upou yon to adjust the congressional districts of the State in accord a nee therewith. Two member have beea added to the representation of Michigan, and the relative progree which this faot exhibit will be a subject of general congratulation among our citizens THE STATK HOUSK OK UOMJtaOTION ANO HKKOHM ATOUT AT IONIA. The uuiooBrof in mate in tin institution ou the first of the present month, had in creased to COO The contract for their labor cover but one-half this number, or iUO, leaving 800 unemployed, save those necessary to do the domestic work of the prison for tne latter purpose sixty are sufficient. What can be done to employ the 240 idle prisoners? One hundred of them are now constantly locked iu their cell, and the remainder are kept at unreiuunerative aud substantially unnecessHry work. Thus it is evident that the uumber of prisoners bus lnui eased out or proportion to the preparation for their proper employ omit Thie is uot for lack of opportunities to contract tor their laUir. the managers r port application for labor, at fair prices, for manufacturing purposes, to U. carried on within the prison walls. The shoie now constructed are occupied by the present contractors, and employnu n e. nnot lie increased until more room is pro vided. The managers have nubmitted plans for additional shops to cost ome ten thousand dollars for material, the prisoners to do tlx labor of construction. They also estimate that the prison receipt can thereby be in creased from 80 to 40 dollars per day with out additional current expense, and the men relieved at the same time from ooiistanl confinement. 1 think the needed appropri ation should be mude to carry oat the plan of the managers. I desire to call your atteutdoii to another embarrassment in the management of thie prison. The law uow permit courts to seuteuce females to this institution while there are no provisions for their oare or em ployment. The latter should be provided or the former prohibited. I recommend the adoption of the latter course und suggest that Section 12, Act No. 110 Laws of 1879, and Section 8 Act No. 16U, Laws of 1881, relative to disorderly persons,be so amended a to take from thu court the power to send females to this prison. 8TATE HKFOHM SCHOOL. The number of inmates in this institution has iucreased steadily until eulurged accom modations are a necesMity. A portion of one of the old central buildings is in a dangerous condition. The material was poor and tit. construutiou very defective. An inspectiou lately made by competent buUdets at my request satisfies me that attention should I given the mutter at onoe The members of the Board of Oontrol havmg charge of this school have heretofore been paid for their services out of special sppi epilations Thi t has been suspended by the modification of the law during the last session. I recommend that consideration be gnen to these subjects and such action be taken as the exigencies require. Mli III. (A SCHOOL FOR THK BUND. The location of this institution at Lansing was only settled by the legislature in the last hours of ita regular session. The delay in selecting a permanent site had prevented the management from adopting a definite plan on which to base an intelligent request for an appropriation. No appropriation has been made for per manent improvemeuta since the original act establishiug the school . The funds hereto fore provided have been exhausted and im provemeuta are needed to accommodate the increased demand for admissiou. Yonr at tention is respect 'nlly called to the subject. KASTBBN MICHIGAN ASTLUM . The completion of the additional wiugs to the asylum at Pontiac will render ita capacity equal to the asylum at Kalamazoo, and will necessitate a corresponding increase in the medical staff. The present appropriation is m mi Hie lent for this purpose, and an addi tional sum is a necessity to duly equip the asylum . I reoommeud an appropriation for salaries for officers for this asylum equal to that made for Kalamazoo. Ml III' A V HKPORM SCHOOL FOK .l HI.k The I '"M ri I of 'on trnl of the Beform School for Uirls call my attention to the want of faculties for surg cal treatment of its inmates, aud respectfully ask that Section 1 of Act 138. Session Laws of is l. be so amended as to include this school. 1 com mend the request to your consideration. OONTINOHNT HAM Vi.es TO STATE INSTITUTIONS BY raui. At present there is no insurance against losses by fires occurring in any of the State institutions, nor it. there any provision therefor The embarrassmenta growing out of the destruction of similar property in other States during the past year cause a natural feeling of insecurity here, especially among the managers of our asylums. At a receut meeting of the joint boards of the asylums, the following action was taken: Rttolvnl, 1 hat the Itonrri of Tnintecs ol the BaaMn Mlriilnn Aftylnm. sn1 of thr Mlchlusn Aayliitu for thti 1 iiBAiie, now hi Ioint ontion, r- noprtfnllv rpiicv their irouiMt to the Governor of the Htntr, U n nimmfni) to the ljMttBr at ito npproHchtnii extr nesum, that, a lUim of not Iom uifin one annorea nrnavana aaaan w provision ally appropriated to commence the Immeritate re hiriluine of tut; aiehuns for the loMIl in the Ofl nt of thclrlnjtiry or dectrn'tton hy ft7e." Were either asylum to be destroyed most serious inoonveniuuoe would be felt, and the longer the delay in repairing or rebuilding the more embarrassing would be the diffi oulty. Nothing could be done uutil the leg islature convened . This would be attended by loss of time, and should an extra session be necessary, bv targe expense. Would it not be wise to place withia the oontrol of some State authority a fund suffi cient for making repairs or rebuilding to a limited extent any of the State buddings which may tie injured or destroyed when the legislature is not in session? 1 have called your attention to these wants of the State institutions feeling forcibly im pressed with their importance and urgency, from knowledge acquired by personal in spection. STAi i rmaaniM. My attention has I nmri called to a difficulty that emharraweM the commission charged with fish culture, growing out of a waut of legal authority to purohase, hold and oontrol real estate. Needed improvemeuta are de- laved mi consequence of this defect The difficulties encountered will be presented by the Fieh Commission in a memorial at the proper time. I commend it for your consid eration. Exmoutivb Omoa. L4nino, Feb. 1HH2. f DAVID H. JKltOMF In the north of Scotland an eagle carried a cat to her nest. Feigning death the cat was left by the eagle with her young ones. As soon as the old bird left, pussy sprang upon the eagles, made a meal ol oue id tbeni. and eftect - ad her ewape without injury. NO. 41. A Garfield Memorial. IHIKl'TK rHOM KX-UONKKDKHATK SOUUKBN. U. A. Withers, Jus. D. rmnpbell, B F. Kruhe and Ferdinand Schwartz, committee appoiuted by the ex-Confed erate soldiers resident in Cincinnati and its vicmiLy, arrived in Cleveland on the 22d bringing with theiu a me morial tribute to James A Garfield in the form ol eulogistic and sympathetic resolutions engrossed on parchment and framed in vari colored Tennessee marble, highly polished and cut from a single block about two foot square with Hie United ttlalea coat-ol-aiins in Mex lean ony inlaid at each corner. The committee called upon Mrs. Garlield, selecting Washington's birthday as an appropriate time, Maj. C. A. Withers form ily Adjutant-General of Gen. J 11. Morgan s staff, made the following ami ress: "It is with mingled feelings of grat- incalion and regret that I have the noiiui, luauam, oi presenting to you this memorial of the ex-Confederate soldiers of Cincinnati. It is gratifying that we can truthfully and feelingly unite our voices in commendation of the lamented dead with those of the many thousands of a common people. and the occasion which called for bucIi sentiments is painful in its recollections and as fully deplored by the people of tne fsouth as by those of any other sec tion. The unanimity with Which these resolutions were passed, and the ex preesious conveyed therein, speak more man any words of mine, and you can rest assured, madam, that in them is voiced the tribute of all old soldiers of the South to the sterling worth of the late President." Mrs. Garlield with great effort re pressed her emotion, while the old mother oi the lute Fresiuenl wept vio lently, nolo ladies were clad in the deepest mourning. The late President's widow, her voice trembling with emo tion, replied to the address of General Withers as follows: "UKNTLKMISN : 1 am very irialelui to you and to those tr i m whom this beautiful gift comes, both lot he sake ir..j the seuti went .en express." The two luesdames Garlield then ex am ined the memorial gift and express ed ineir admiration of th frame to Mi. Kruhe. its i aker. who said: "Mv heart went out in sympathy for the President. I volunteered to make that frame, and I made it so that it may re main a standing testimony of Southern sentiment." Gen. Withers added: "And, moreover, we want to show these Northern politicians that we ex-Confederates are not so black as they try to make us out to be." The younger Mrs. Garfield responded: "It had id ways beeu ihe General's greatest wish that there be no North, no South. His earnest desire was to see a united country, and had he lived "Here her grief overcame her and the sentence whs unfinished. After a brief silence courtesies were exchanged and the visitors withdrew, driving to Lakeview cemetery where Garfield's casket lies in a vault. THE &ABFIELD STAMP. At the request of Mrs. Garfield, and under the direction of ex Postmaster General .lames, there has been pre pared for presentation to the Qtieen of England a frame containing the first proof of the now five-cent stamps, United-States postage, known as the "Gar field stamp." The portrait of Presi dent Garfield upon the stamp is an ap proved likeness, engraved by the American think Note Company from photographs selected by Mrs. Garfield, who also selected the color which whs adopted by ijie Postoffice Department for the punting of the stamps. The frame consists of a mat of sterling nil ver, upon which isengravodan exquisite bor dt i of fine geometric lathewm k. This is surrounded lyy a rod ol solid gold nearly a quarter of an inch in diameter cut in barleycorn work of new design, with brilliant facets by Jucquin. The rod .Hepat ites the silver from the royal purplo velvet upon the concave por tion of the frame, which h of fine ebo ny. A glass plate with beveled edges covers ail except the ebony, and the whole is enclosed In a cedarwood box mounted with silver and lined with royal purple velvet .Scene, a California bar-room with a congenial company and warm fire. En ters an old man in rags and woe and sits down in a corner. The company jeers at Ins appearance. He trembles to his feet, and with a courtly bow says: "Gentlemen, you don't know how cold I am; I don't want your money, I only want to get warm. 1 will go in a moment. I am a stranger here aud searching for my son. Up rises a broad-shouldered lounger and gazes on the old man's face. "My father! "My son!" No need of strawberry marks to complete the recog mtion. General emotion and drinks all round. Such is life on the breezy crontter. W UfBTON, FoiayHi Co., N. C. (iKNTS I tlesire to express to you m, thanks for yonr wonderful Hop Bitter. was irnumvd with dyspepsia for Ave years previous to coinnevnciriK the use of yonr Hop timers some six inoullis auo. Ml cure h heen wonderful. I am pastor of the Pint Met h" iit t'hurch of this place, ami my whole I coutfregntinn can testify to the great virtues of your hitters. Very respectfully, REV. H. KKKKIiKB. Severs fighting ia reported between Austrian tr tops snd insurgents In HrM(oviriu, the ad vantage reemmg to r st with tbe former. Indulgent parents who allow their children to eat heartily of high-senaoiied toot), rich ries,c:iie, Ac, will have to n e Hop Bitters to prsvent tmligestion, sleepless night, sickness. pain, sin), perhips, death. No family Is safe without them in the house. M h meeting of Scoich Irnn muster at Ulss- ! gow on Wednesday. It was aareed. subject to , t.:e approval of the English mu ter-., to prolong , f,,r six mnutli i the agreenmut restricting the many facto re of trou. Washington News. The Star says "There will be no minority report of the Senate commit tee which has bei n investigating the treasury contingmt expenses. The port will be ready, it is understood. i iry Bhortly. It wi'l exonerate Senator liernian entirely. It will also exon erate Major. Power, Chief Clerk of the treasury Department, of the charges which have teen made against him. The censure of the report will fall upon ex-Custodian Pitney and those around him, most of whom have been removed by Secretary Folgei, who based his action upon the testimony taken before the coruiuiLUe. The flleholder trans action, which figured so extensively before the Meline committee, was look. ed iutobv the Senate coin miLbsM. ftnt n ' paid for fileholders only $260 could be accounted for." A bill to admit the revised e,ht i,m of the New Testament free of duty from Entrlaiid for the bei.etit ..t th New York Bible Society has passed uie itonse. Secretary Hunt has received a letter from Mr. Hoffman, at St. Petersburg, giving more details in regard to the conditio of Lieut. Danenhower and iiis party at Irkutsk. It appears that Engineer Melville was plsced infeom tnund of the party because of the phy sical incapacity of Lieut. Danenhower. in addition to losing his eyesight his terrible afflictions had caused a temp orary aberration of the mind. It is now believed that Danenhower has fully recovered his reason, and that his general health, as well as that of his party is being gradually restored. Gov. Cameron has vetoed the anti 'luelltng bill passed bv the General As sembly. The case of Congressman George D. Wise and the Hon H.H. RHdleberger, and that of Mr. Kiddleberger and Rich ard F. Beirne, editor of the State, charged with violating the law in regaid to duelling, were again before i he Hanover County Court. All parties were represented bv counsel, who on- posed examination by the Grand Jury of any witnesses, on the ground that their evidence, while it might serve to fasten guilt on the princinals. would tend to criminate themselves as par ticipants. The court decidd that r.h ground was well taken, and discharged I he witnesses. No presentments could be made by the grand jury. Jaekaon, Mich., Dally Patriot I Cotton Claims verses Oil Claims. Whatever may the ireneral oninion concerning the cotton claims said to be shaping for presentation to Coinrress. and their final destiny, there are claims In favor of oil now being agitated by tne press, tne trade and the people, which are overshadowing all the con. siderations connected with the cotton claims, and absorbing infinitely more of eaniest attention. Among the citi zens of Jackson, we find the following interested parties, and a visit among them brought out some facts in relation to oil, which we are vleased to make public. Mess. Waldron & Curtis, Druggists, remarked : "We have been selling St, Jacob's Oil since its intro duction, and can truly say that we have never sold a liniment that has given such universal satisfaction. The de mand for it is constantlv increasing. and its sale exceeds, by all odds, that of any ott er or its kind we have ever kept in stock. Asking him for his experi ence, Mr. Geo. Fleischer informed us that he had suffered with chronic rheu matism in the knee joints, and vainlv sought for relief. By advice of his druggist, Mi-. Schulte, he bought a bot tle of St. Jacob's Oil, and with the first application experienced relief. H used three bottles, and was cured. There having been no returr. of svmt toms in six months he regards his ease as "all right." We next waited ujaon Mess. Martin A Boylan. Druirarists. 213 Main street, who referred to the experience of a lady customer of theirs, who fyad been using St. Jacob'g Oil for rheumatism in the knee, wiih the hanmest results. She had been treated bv ulivsieians for years without any apparent successful rener. i ney are selling more or St. Ja cob's Oil than of any other liniment! Said Mrs. Fuchs in renlv to the Ques tion, how the oil had benefitted her : 1 had been suffering from an obstinate uicer on my iiran ror years, and tried all the remedies suggested for it with out any favorable results. A friend recommended St. Jacob's Oil, which I used according to directions, .with the most astonishinor results : two hnttle cured me, and healed the ulcer. Stop- ng in nt Mess. Moore & Hum nh rev's we learned that St. Jacob's Oil whn re garded as the very best selling liniment they every sold, and was giving the highest satisfaction. It had efjected many good cures. A lady who had suffered for years with rheumatism was greatly benefitted by the use of t he ar ticle, ay a severe rail ou tne we, Mrs. C. Haehnly informed us, a painful dis location of the knee ioint was the result. confining her to her room under physi cian b treatment, rne lniurv flrettinar no better, St. Jacob's Oil was Used, ef fecting a complete cure by the use of a few bottles. Dr. F. M. Keasner's en dorsement was equally as emphatic as those of the other dealers namei. as was also that of Mr. F. Schulte. Druir- gist, 195 Main street. The well known aroourhevr, Mrs. Amman, gave -her opinion in saying that she 'fchfcerfully recommends, from personal experi ence, to all sufferers with rheumatism. the great German remedy, St, Jacob's Utl ; it cured her. If the foregoing is not considered sufficient to imiuess the justice of the claims of this oil, we can only say then, that we fail td see the justice of anything, and that we have raiien upon strange times and customs. Senator Lapham introduced a bill to amend the act establishing territorial government in Utah and to change tne name to " Altamont." The bill vests executive power over the territory in a governor, appointed for four years, and continues the present governor until the end of his term. It dis franchises all persons guilty of bigamy and polygamy, and makes them ineligi ble as jurors, or in any office. The bill requites the legislature to repeal the statutes authorizing plurality of wives, and provides for the support of desti tute and homeless wives and children by erecting houses for them, and levying taxes to pay therefore ; also to compel males to support their children born in polygamy. The Cincinnati art museum has re ceived a gift of $250,000 from Charles W West.