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Special Session Michigan Legisla
ture. One week of labor has passed in ex ocutive session at Lansing, and a good showing has ben made of work done. But one vacancy was reported ojamm the representatives, and that WM ueo i stoned by the death of Represcut.it u Kendrlck of Lapeer. The in it bill lo i't- considered was that for the relief of fire sufferers, which passed the senate on the 1st inst., and will without doubt pass the house. The bill provides tin appropriation of 1250,000 to le expended according to the best judgment of the relief commission. in rebuilding school houses,purchasing seed and other necessaries or lire, etc in Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac coun lies, where ino nre was most severe The last section provides a special tax to reimburse the treasury as follow In 1882, 125,000. and In 1888, J 140, 000. THE TAX MILL Is the next subject of importance, and has occupied most of the time of the house during the week, they having considered it in committee of the whole section by section with the mem bers of the tux commission (who funn ed the bill) in attendance and frequent ly speaking either In explanation of disputed aud misunderstood points or against proposed amendments. On the 1st inst. its consideration was fi nally completed and it has since passed by a vote of yeas 80, nays 15. It is now thought that it will he put through the senate by the middle of next week without material alterations. While the house made quite a large number of .small changes to the bill as presented by the commission, they made but two that were very strongly fought for by a small minority of the members. One was to change the word "may" in re gard to swearing to statements of prop erty by property-owners to "shall," and the other was In regard to the taxation of church property. Neither proposi tion had strength enough to give it any special significance. The third subject CONGRESSIONAL it H-APPORTIONMENT, lias excited nuch discussion, and much schemiug on all sides. Each house has a special committee on apportionment, that in the senate consisting of two from each congressional district and that of the house, of three from each district. It is understood that the house committee cannot agree upon any scheme, and have about decided to report a bill leaving the lirst seven districts as at present constituted, and thus throw the responsibility upon the house of reject ing it, as that body will surely do. The senate committee this morning report ed a substitute for all the bills on the subject in its possesssion, which will come up for consideration in committee of the whole to-morrow. It isn't very seriously objected to as a whole, but there is no possibility of its passing without amendments. It is as follows: First district Warn Second dlsUioi Monrtx, Lnawm HilMata and Washtenaw . Third district Harry, stso, Calhoun, .tack nonaud Branch. Fourth district KalamsKoo, Rt. Jorph, Br rian, Cass and Van Buren. Fifth district Alh'gao, Ottawa, Rent and Ionia. Sixth diatricl Oakland, Livingston, Ingham, RhiawassHe, CilntoD. Seventh iitrlct Huron. Said lac, Lapexr, St. Clair, Mncouiti. Eighth dlatriot Saginaw, enwee, Gratiot, Montcalm. Ninth district I Uficoia, Buy, Midlaud, Isa bella, Glare, (iladwln, Imoo, Ogemaw, Roscom mon, Missaukee, Kalkaftkrt, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Otsego, Presque isle, neooygati and EiiiiiihI. Tnthuitilct Muskegon, Nowaygo, Mecoetn, Oriceoia, Lake, Oceana. Mason, Manistee, Wex ford, (irand Traverse, Lnelanaw, Antrim, Char levoix, and Manltou. Eleventh district tipper Peninsula. Both houses have passed a bill ap propriating $10,000 for building addi tional workshops at the Ionia house of correction. In order that unemployed convicts may be employed Both houses have also passed a bill appropriating $8,600 for repairs and improvements upon the buildings and grounds in Lansing, for a school for the blind. Qovernor Jerome lias nominated and the senate continued the following officers, they having been appointed since the close Tf the last session: Trustees of the eastern asylum, James A. Brown and Jacob S. Farrand of betrolt, Nor man Qeddes of Adrian; trustee of the Kalama zoo asylum, (Jeorge Ranns of South Haven; member of Detroit police board, M. M. Dean; Warden of Ionia reformatory, K. C. Watklns; managers for same, J. (1. Escntt, A. H. Piper, Oeorge W. Buckingham; inspector of Jackson state prison, T. H. Cutler of Ht. Johus. Memorial services on the death of Representative Keudrick of Lapeer, were held iu tiie house on i he 2d. Eulogistic addresses were ufade by six or eight of Mr. Kend rick's fellow mem bers, and the exercises were interest ing as well as sad. The Governor is being constantly urged to present this or that subject to the legislature for its action, but it looks as though the work now on hand could not all be finished in a twemty days' session. Horticultural Institute. The state horticultural institute met in Fowle's nail, Hudson, Feb. 28. There was a large delegation from abroad, among whom were President T. T. Lyon, of Grand Haven; (secretary Chas. W. Fairfield, of Grand Rapids; Treasurer, S. Vy. Pearsall, of Grand Rapids; Prof. Beal, of the agricultural college at Lansing; E. H. Scott, of Ann Arbor; A. D. Healy, of South Haven, and James Satterlee, of Greenville. Owing to the inclemancy of the weath er and unsettled condition of the roads, the attendance from the country was small. Dr. A. R. Smart, President of the village, delivered the address of wel come, which was ably responded to by the president of the society, T. T. Lyon He was followed by S. W. Dorr, of Manchester, with a paper on "Build ings," in whioli he gave a profitable and Instructive description of a "cool ing room on the cold air system, for the preservation of fruit- principally annles erected by him in Manchester some time ago. He exhibited samples of harvest apples kept in a good con ,i,u, . in in eniilintr room sinew last U1UUU " ' c naajinn. if ilia in, .mini session of the state horticultural society the following pa pers were read; "i he ore nam. r,. wiprHnn Hndaon: "The garden," C. Ktnwpll. Hudson: "About the house,' Hon. Thomas Moore, Madison; "In the house." Mrs. J. Wallon, Rollin ; "Upon .l. it W Ktoere. Adrian 'The market, how to reach and manip- The Owosso Times. VOL. III. ulate it." C. Mosher; ' Honest packing," E. H. Scott, Ann Arbor; "The knife," President Lyon, South Haven; "Adver tising at fairs," Jos. Satterlee, Green ville; "Fruit raising for money as part of mixed farming." A. G. Smith Somerset. Prof. W, J. Beal of the state agri cultural college read a very interesting paper on The Children s Garden. His essay was in the form of a narrative. giving the experience of his own daugh ter, about l j years old, in keeping garden. She made her own plans aud did all the work herself. At first all was lovely, but on the approach of hot weather the ground became hard and weeds numerous. Still she persevered, the miniature garden enlarged, and she gradually became more and more inter ested in the study of horticulture. One of the most profitable plants was the field pumpkin, the fruit of which was sold to the boys at four cents apiece for jack lanterns. The gardener soon began to devote more attention.as to what she should plant. On examining a seed catalogue the result of her Investiga tion was this: "1 am going to send for some of Dooers improved lima beans. See how close they are in the pod; they don't waste a bit of room. I want some improved early turnip beets for greens and the bottoms for cooking. No cabbages for me the worms are too much trouble. Mamma says carrots won't paythey do not sell well. Caul- ifiower and celery are too much bother. want to raise some com. Early Min- msota is pretty good for early, and st o well's evergreen for late. I am not going to raise any cucumbers, the vines spread out and always get in the way. want lettuce very early, rerrys early prize head is a good kind, because it heads up nicely, so you don t have to pick it over much. 1 am going to try martymas. They bear lots of splendid little pickles If used when young. Yel low globe uinvers is a good kind of onion. 1 want a little parsley for bo quets aud for garnishing. I shall raise more peas next year. Perry s first and best are good for early ones, and the hampionof hngland for late. Squashes, don t want any there is too much fuss of a big vine for a little squash." The experience of my little girl has made her more or less familiar with the common flowers and vegetables. She has learned that it is best to hoe a garden often, aud never to let the weeds get much above the ground. She sees an advantage in order and system. This order and beauty tends to make her neat and particular, and these tend to inorease her interest in the garden. She became interested in books on horticul ture and read and re-read them, and they gave her as much pleasure as Mrs. Alcott's" Little Women" or Mrs. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin." The professor also advocated the study and practical use of horticulture to a greater extent in our public schools. The afternoon session was largely devoted to a discussion on "Honest 'ackiug." E. H. Scott, Ann Arbor, A. D. Healy, of South Haven, and S. M. Pearsall, of Grand Rapids, and others, participated, all on the side of honesty. resident T. T. Lyon made an interest ing address on the "Use of the Knife, When and Where," Illustrating hints on grafting and pruning with the black board, .lames Satterlee, of Greenville, introduced the subject of "Advertising at Fairs" and was followed by others Further discussion was had on Pomol ogy and the Pocketbook. In the evening, A. u. Healy read a paper on Horticultural Education, which was also ably discussed. Dr. Owen Introduced "Horticulture in the Home," and urged the duty of provid ing books and papers on the subject, and the duty of horticultural societies to have libraries and schools for the education of the young. The best works on fruits, downs and gardening should be within their reach. The attendance and enthusiasm of the meeting were remarkable. A pic nic dinner was given in Union Hall Wednesday noon to the members of the society. The report of the fruit committee in the evening showed that considering the dry summer and pre mature ripening of fruit iu the fall.the exhibition is creditable for this time of the year, especially when such varie ties as the Hweet Bough, Yellow Har vest, and Maiden Blush exhibited by Mr. Dorr of Manchester, appear in good condition. These, of course, were kept by the refrigerating process, and show what can be done. Samples ot fruit, green and dried, were exhibited by a large number, and resolutions were passed thanking the press for re ports. Not Legally Responsible. The other day a Detroit dootor, who was carrying home meat for dinner, was accosted by an acquaintance with: 'Doctor, l understand that you claim that (In i ten n might have been insane at the time of the shooting." 'What I claim, slowly replied the doctor, "is that a person may labor un der such mental excitement as not to be legally responsible for his acts just at that particular time." "And that s the reason I didn t pur sue and catch him," continued the gro cer. "Pursue who?" "The thief who took your whip and robe off the stoop ten minutes ago. He was worked up to such apitch of men tal excitement that he fell down twice in crossing the street to get into the alley. Sorry for your loss, doctor, but you wouldn't have held him legally resjon sible, you know! Much sickness around town? "None of your business, sir?" bluntly replied the doctor as he struck a gallop for home - Free Pr. OWOSSO, Sanitary Convention. In the recent sauitary convention held in Ann Arbor Mayor Kapp made the welcome address in behalf of the city, and was responded to by Hon. Le roy Parker of the State Board of Health, iu remarks explanatory, of the objects of the convention. Justice T. M. Cooloy delivered a very able and In structive address, showing "What the Law Can do for the Health of the Peo ple." He treated of the cases which render the interposition of the state ne cessary. These grow out of the in adequacy of individual care, and the ignorance and imprudence ot individu als, making stringent police, and quar antine regulations necessary. All countries adopt and inforce quarantine regulations, and the more so as they be come civilized. It was for the want of these in former times that the plague and cholera had raged, and in later times the vellow fever at Memphis. Dr. Lundy, of the Michigan College of Medicine, gave an instructive ad- dross on "Hygiene iu its Relation to the Eye." The gist of the lecture is contained in the following suggestions with whicii it closed : 1. Avoid reading aud study by poor light. 2. Light ehoulii come from the Hide, and not from the hack or from the front. 3. Do not read or study while nurfering reat hodily faturae, or during recovery from IneoH. 4. Co not read while lying down. 6. Do not use the eves too lonir at u time for near work, but give them occasional pertodnfor rest. o. Beading and study should be doDe hvhU- matically. Uunug hi inly nvoid ihe Btooulnir Dosltlon. or whatever tends to produce congestion of the head and face. S. Select well printed hooks. B, Correct errors of redaction with oraosf glasses. iu. Avoid DM liygieuic conditions, and the use of alcohol and tobacco. 11. Take sufficient exercise iu the ooeu air. 12. Let the physical keep pace with the mouial culture, for asthenopia is most usually observed in those who are lacking In physical development. Di. Lyster read an instructive paper on the "Ambulance Hospital for Small pox.". He advocated the building and maintainance of cottage hospitals for small pox, as in England. They are not only better, but more economics than the pest house. The experience of teut life in the army and everywhere is on the side of ambulance hospitals, as favorable to fresh air, easy ventila tion, the exclusion of light, and other conditions which lessj expose the pa tient and hasten convalescence. Other papers were read: Ou the Ventilation of Basements, by Dr. K i une, of Ypsilanti ; "Health a Chris tian Duty," Rev. T. P. Prudden. Lan Bingt "How to Combat Small-pox," Dr. O. W. Wight, Detroit; "The Purification of Water by Freezing," Dr. Pengia, of Ovid; "School Life and Hygiene," Dr. Breakev, Ann Arbor; "Hygiene and the Clerical Profession," Rev. Geo. Duffleld, Lansing; "Water Supply" by Hon. A. Ames, jr., Boston; "Utilizing the Press for Sanitary Objects. W. L. Eaton, Kala mazoo ; " Ventilation," Prof. J. W. Langley, Ann Arbor; and "Some Met e oroilogical Conditions Affecting Ven tilation by Prof. Harrington, of Ann Arbor. The papers were interspersed with discussions of high character and the meeting was one of marked interest throughout. Fire Relief. The report of the State Fire Relief Commissioner to the Governor, says: Relief has been dispensed under the following general classifications: Pro visions and groceries; clothing and bed ding; medicines and medical aid; seed wheat and grass seed; plows, wagons, harness, and agricultural implements and tools of all kinds; lumber and shin gles, doors, windows, and nails, etc., for houses and barns; furniture, includ ing stoves, bedsteads, chairs, tables, crockery, tin and wooden ware; hay and other feed for such number of cat tle as they were advised to retain; do nations and loans iu money to aid in rebuilding saw-mills, etc., destroyed; cash distributions by special agents di rectly to the sufferers on as liberal a scale proportioned to the size and wants of each family as the Commission deemed it wise, with the means at its command, to allow. On the progress and results obtained in the distribution oi tne roregoing means of relief, the Commission re ports as follows: Provisions and groceries have been liberally supplied sufficient to subsist the sufferers upon an average to nearly the first of January, a cash distribution being made in the latter part of No vember and beginning of December, as a substitute from that date. Olothtng and bedding have been sup plied to the sufferers in abundance. The former, as well as large quantities of the latter, being furnished through the generous contributions of the public in these articles. Many districts were supplied with more clothing of certain kinds than was required, the greatest demand being for warm bedding, ticKing, new ooois anu shoes, and woolen wear for winter use. These the commission purchased and distributed wherever required. The stocks of clothing now on hand we believe to be sufficient for the re quirements of tbe sufferers. Seed wheat for fall sowing was fur nished by this commission and other committees to all who were reported as entitled to it. and ready to sow. Through the energy of the committees and their agents in the district, aided by the favorable season a large area was sown in good time with the prom ise of a favorable result. A quantity of arans seed was also furnished and sown. PIowb, wagons, harness, and other farming implements, were sent forward in liberal quantities as rapidly as prac MICH., FRIDAY. MARCH 10, 1882, ticable, l ne distribution of the most expensive of these articles was entrust ed to the judgment of the agents, to be loaned or donated, as they might deem advisable, it being impossible to supply ail who applied, liy the aid, however, or a uuerai expenditure lor the repair or those only partially destroyed, most of the sufferers are now enabled to prosecute the work ou their lands. The work of furnishing lumber and shingles to replace, after a sort, the houses and barns destroyed, was enter ed upon immediately after the fires, but so large were the quantities required beyond the available stocks within reach, that some time was unavoida bly consumed before all the sufferers could be furnished with sulficient for shelter. In order to hasten and increase the supply, advances and donations were made to owners of saw-mills de- stroyed in the district, to be repaid in lumber or sawing for the benefit of the sufferers. The sufferers are now all under shelter, and temporary shelter for the stock is also nearlv furnished. As fast as places of shelter could be got ready, and doors and windows sent forward to close them in, the commis sion, who had meanwhile been forward ing stoves as fast as they could be furnished by the manufacturers, pur chased aud sent forward a moderate quantity of furniture, consisting of bed steads, cliai is. tables, tin and wooden ware, and crockery, useful and sub stantial in kind and character. The cash receipts for the sufferers. including those of the Detroit Relief Committee, are 1407,408.44. aud the disbursements have amounted to $334, U42.40; and the receipts of the Port Huron committee have been $192,881. 44, and its disbursements $175,008.62. Upon the basis of the relief which has been already afforded by the different committees, it is believed that the funds now ou hand will be sutllcient to subsist the sufferers until April lirst. The following comprise the principal heads under which aid will be required after April first, to supply part of which it is essential that operations should be commenced as early as prac ticable. First Provisions for subsisting teams during seeding time. beeond, Seed for spring sowing. Third, Money to pay taxes. Fourth, Subsistence for the people until they can realize from their lands ami labors. President Angell's Reoeption. University Hall was filled on the evening after the arrival of President Angell in Ann Arbor to witness or par ticipate in the formal reception. Act ing President Frieze delivered the wel come home address in well chosen words followed by Judge Harriman in behalf of the city, Board of Education, etc. Prof. Adams read eulogistic re solutions passed by the council. Presi dent Angell then arose and responded in brief as follows: PRESIDENT ANGELL'S ADDRESS. He spoke of the happiness he experi enced in his return to his home; of the kindly messages which he had received witli much regularity during his re sidence iu distant Pekin, and which ii.nl broughtr him much joy during his tem porary exile. He thanked the Regents, Ids colleagues in the faculties and the undergraduates in all the departments for the manner in which they had co operated to bring about the brilliant success of the University during his absence, which he heard spoken of on all sides, a record whicii added now zest to the pleasure he experienced of his return. President Angell spoke feelingly on the death of Profs. Watson and Williams, and ex-Presidents Tap pan and linen., whose faces ho had ex pected to see again, and whom he would sadly miss. He spoke briefly of the work of the embassy and of tho treaties which were negotiated, more particular ly in regard to the second treaty, which prohibited the importation of opiniofi Into China from this country ; a treaty which hat! already been the means of enabling China to secure similar treaties with Riwsia and Brazil, and would eventually, he hoped, secure at least a modification of the treaty with Great Britain. In all his long journeys he had seen many people, but. no assem blage had given bim more pleasure than the one which greeted him to-day, and no position, he believed, conid be con sidered :i promotion above that of the presidency of University of Michigan. The Virginia oyster war term inated last week by the capture of twenty-six vessels, the whole oyster fleet, with tholr crews, arms and dredg ing implements, on Wind island, in Matthews county, on the Chesapeake Bay, by Governor Cameron's fleet. The prisoners were lodged in Matthews county jail. Under the laws of the state the captors are entitled to one- half of the price for whfch the vessels are sold. The entire French const is about to le lighted by electricity, which as far back as 1875 was employed in the light house near Havre. It hi now thought that the development of the new system warrants its general use on tho French wast. Forty-two light-houses are to be provided with electric lights and with steam trumpets for fog signals, at a first cost of about $1,500,1)00 and an annual expenditure of about$iO,000 for maintenance. The authorities at New llaven.Conn., will not permit confectioners to sell rock and rye candy without taking out a liquor license. A young lady ite eame intoxicated there last week from eating it. If it is the same kind they sell in Detroit she must have eaten several pounds. Garfield Memorial Services. On Monday, as previously arranged, were held in Representative Hall In W ashington memorial services in hon or of the late President. The President, cabinet, judiciary, members of congress, and other notable officials and (list in guished citizens completely filled the hall. The orator, Hon. James G. Blaine, was introduced by President Davis.and spoke about an hour and a half, com raanding the closest attention. The manner in which he executed a difficult and delicate task, received almost uni versal commendation. We submit a few of the more striking passages. In the opening paragraph he said: For the second time in this genera tion the great departments of the gov ernment of the United States are as sembled in the Hall of Representatives to do honor to the memory of a mur dered President. Lincoln fell at the close of a mighty struggle in which the passions of men had been deeply stirred. The tragical termination of his great life added but another to the lengthen ed succession of horrors whicii had marked so many lintels with the blood of the first-born. Garfield was slain in a day of peace; when brother had been reconciled to brother, aud when anger and hate had been banished from the land. "Whoever shall hereafter draw the portrait of murder, if ho will show it as it has been exhibited where such example was last to have been looked lor, let linn not give it the grim visage of Moloch.the brow knitted by revenge, the face black with settled hate. Let him draw, rather, a decorous, smooth faced, bloodless demon; not so much an example of human nature in its deprav ity and iu its paroxysms of crime, as an infernal being, a bend in the ordinary display and development of his charac ter." Garfield's ancestry, the circumstances of his boyhood life, his educatlonal.civil, military and political career, culmina ting so rapidly, are sketched with a graphic hand, but they have all been made familiar to our readers by the copious biographies that have been written and we must pass them by however much the interest with which the genius of Mr. Blaine in vests them. Of Garfield's career in the House of Representatives Mr. Blaine said: With possibly a single exception Gar field was the youngest member in the House when he entered, and was but seven years from his college graduation. But he had not been in his seat sixty days before his ability was recognized and his place conceded. He stepped to the front with the confidence of one who belonged there. The House was crowded with strong men of both par ties; nineteen of them have since )een transferred to the Senate, aud many of i hem have served with distinction in tho gubernatorial chairs of their re spective States, and on foreign missions of great consequence; but among them all none grew so rapidly, none so firm ly as Garfield. As is Bald by Trevelyan of his parliamentary hero, Garfield suc ceeded "because all the world in con cert could not have kept him in the background, and because when once in the front he played his part with a prompt intrepidity and a commanding ease that were but the outward symp toms of the immense reserves of energy on which it was in his power to draw." Of Garfield as a Presidential candi date, the orator said: He steadily grew in popular favor: He was met with a storm of detraction at the very hour of his nomination, and it continued with increasing volume and momentum un til the close of the victorious campaign: No might nor gratnmw in mortality Can censure 'ncape; back woaud log calumny The whitest virtue striken. What king so strong Can tie the gall up In the Hlnndernnn tongue? Under it all he was calm aud strong and confident; never lost his self-posses sion, did no unwise act, spoke no nasty, or ill-considered word. Indeed noth ing in his whole life is more remarka ble or more creditable than his bearing through those five full months ol vitu peration a prolonged agony of trial to a sensitive man, a constant and cruel draft upon the powers of moral endurance. POLITICAL TROUBLES. After speaking of his Presideutial ife and his ambition for the success of his administration, Mr. Blaine thuj re fers to the political troubles preceding the assassination: It would be out ol place here and now to :qeak the lan guage of controversy; but the events referred t o. however they may continue to be a source of contention with oth ers, have become, so far as Garfield is conoerned, as much a matter of history as his heroism at Chickaraauga or his illustrious service in the House. Detail is not needful, and personal antago nism shall not be rekindled by any word uttered to-day. The motives of those opposing him nre not to be here adversely interpreted nor their course harshly criticized. But of the dead President this Is to be said, and said because his own speech is forever si lenced and he can be no more heard except through the fidelity and the love of surviving friends: From the beginning to the end of the controversy he so much deplored, the President, was never for one moment actuated by any motive of gain to himself or of loss to others, least of all men did he harbor revenge, rarely did he even show re sentment, and malice was not in his nature. He was congenially employed only in tho exchange of good offices and the doing of kindly deeds. There was not an hour, from the be giuningof tbe trouble till the fatal shot entered his lody, when the President 'mid not gladly, for the sake of re storing harmony, have retraced any step he had taken if such retracing had merely involved consequences personal NO. 42. to himself. The pride of consistency, or any supposed sense of humiliation that might result from surrendering uis position, had not a feather s weight with him. No man was ever less sub ject to such influences from within or from without. But after the most anxious deliberation and the coolest survey of all the circumstances, he solemnly believed that the true prerog atives of the Executive were Involved in tbe issue which had been raised, and that he would be unfaithful to his su preme obligation if he failed to main tain, in all their vigor, the constitu tional rights and dignities of his great office. He believed this in all the con victions of conscience when in sound and vigorous health, and he believed it in bis suffering and prostration in the last conscious thought which his wear ied mind bestowed on the transitory struggles of life. Mr. Blaine characterized Garfield's religious character as deep and strong. in his early youth he espoused the faith of the Disciples, a sect of that great iiaptist Communion, which in different ecclesiastical establishments is so nu merous and so influential throughout all parts of the United States. The crowning characteristic of Gen. Garfield's religious opinions as, indeed, of all his opiuions, was his liberality. In all things he had charity. Toler ance was of his nature. He respected In others the qualities which he pos sessed himself sincerity of conviction and frankness of expression. With him the inquiry was not so much what a man believes, but does he believe it? THE CLOSING SCENES. Great in life, he was surpassingly great in death. For no cause, in the very frenzy of wantonness and wicked ness, by the red baud of murder, he was thrust from the full tide of this world's interests, from its hopes, its aspirations, its victories, into the visi ble pesence of death and he did not quail. Not alone for the one short moment in which, stunned and dazed, he could give up life, hardly aware of its relinquishment, but through days of deadly languor, through weeks of agony. that was not less agony because it was silently borne, with clear sight and calm courage, he looked into his open grave. What blight and ruin met his anguished eyes, whose lips may tell what brilliant, broken plans, what baf fled, high, ambitions, what sundering of strong, warm, manhood's friendships, what bitter rending of sweet household ties ! Behind him a proud, expectant nation, a great host of sustaining friends, a cherished and happy mother, wearing the full, rich honors of her early toils and tears , the wife of his youth, whose whole life lay in his ; the little boys not yet merged from childhood's day of frolic ; the fair young daughter ; the sturdy sons just springing iuto the closest companion ship, claiming every day and every day rewarding a father s love and care ; and in his heart the eager, rejoicing power to meet all demand. Before him deso lation and great darkness ! And his soul was not shaken. His countrymen were filled with instant, profound and universal sympathy. Masterful in his mortal weakness, he became the centre of a nation's love, enshrined in the prayers of it world. But all the love and all the sympathy could not share with him his suffering. He trod the wine press alone. With unfaltering tenderness he took leave of life. Above the demoniac hiss of the assassin's bul let he heard the voice of God. With simple resignation he bowed to the Di vine decree. As the end drew near his early crav ing for the sea returned. The stately mansion of power had been to him the weary hospital ol pain, and he begged to be taken from Its prison walls, Ron its oppressive, stifling air. from its homelessness and its hopelessness. Gently, silently, the love of a great peo ple bore the pale sufferer to the longed- for healing of the sea, to live or die, as God should will, within sight of its heaving billows, within sound of its manifold voices. With wan, fevered face tenderly lifted to the cooling breeze, he looked out wistfully upon the ocean's changing wonders ; on its far sails, whitening in the morning sun ; n the red clouds of evening, arching low to the ho r iron ; on the sere i 6 and shining pathway of the stars. Let us think that his dying eyes read a mystic mean ing which only the rapt and parting soul may know. Let us believe that in the silence of the receding world he heard the great waves breaking on a further shore, and felt already upon his wasted brow the breath of the eternal morning. A Contraband Mule. "Andy, let's go a-swimming." "Well, Harry, I don't know abou that. I'd like to take a good plunge but, you see, there's no telling how soon Ave may move." It was the afternoon of Tuesday, June 14, 1864. We had been marching and lighting almost continually for live weeks and more, from the Wilderness to Spottsylvania, over the North Anna, in at Cold Harbor, across the Pamunky and over the Chickahominy to the banks of the James River, about, a mile and a half from which we were now lvinir. along a dusty road. We were sunburned, covered with dust, and gen erallv used up. so that a swim in the river would be a refreshment indeed. Having learned from one of the ofii- cers that the intention evidently was to remain where we then were until the entire corps should come up, and that we should probably cross the river at or somewhere near that point, wo re solved to risk it. Ho. over a corn-Held we started at a good pace. We had not gone far when we discovered a mule tied up in a clump Of bushes, with a rope around his neck. And this long-eared animal, somewhat gothic" in his style of architecture, we decided, after a solemn council of war, to declare contraband, and forthwith we impressed him into service, intend ing to return him, after our bath, on our way back I o camp. Uutyiiw Bu cephalus from the bush, we mounted. Andy in front ami I on behind, each armed with a switch, and we rode along gayiy enougn, wiin our reet dangling among the corn-stalks. For a while all went well. We fell to talking about the direction we had come since leavnig the Pamunky; and Andy, who was usually such an author ity on matters geographical and astro nomical that on the march he was known in the company as "the com pass," confessed to me as we rode on that he himself had been somewhat turned about, in that march over the Chickahominy swamp. "And as for me." said 1. "1 think this is the awfullest country to get turned about in that I ever did see. Why, Andy, while we were lrinar over there in the road it seemed to me that the sun was going down in the east. Factl But when I took my canteen and went over a little ridge to the rear to look for water for coffee. I found, on looking up, that on that side of the ridge the sun was all right. Yet when 1 got back to the road and looked around, judge of my surprise when 1 round the whole thing had somehow swung around again, and the sun was going down in tho east." "Whoadar! Whoa dar! Whar you gwiuo widdat armule o' mine? Whoa. Pete!" The mule stopped stock-still as we caught sight of the black head and face ot a darkey boy peering forth from the door of a tobacco-house that we were passing. Possibly, he was the owner of tho whole plantation now. and the mule ( Pete might be bis only live stock. "Where are we going, PompeyV Why. we're going on to Richmond!"' Ou ter Richmond An' wid dat dar mule o' mine! 'Clar to goodness, cod gers, can't git along widout dat mule. Better git oft'n dat dar mule!" "Whip him up, Andy!" shouted I. ' Come up, Bucephalus!" shouted Andy. And we both laid on right lustily. But never an inch would that miser able mule budge from the position he had taken on hearing the darkey's voice, until all of a sudden, and ns if a . mine had been sprung under our feet, there wan such a striking out of heels and such an uncomfortable elevation in the roar, the angle of w hich was only increased by increased cudgeling, that at last, with an enormous spring, Andy and I were sent flying off into the corn. "Yi!yi!yi! Didn' I say better git off 'n dat dar mule o' mine? Yi! yi! yir Laughing as heartily ns the darkey at our misadventure, we felt that it would be safer to make for the river afoot. We had a glorious plunge in the waters of the James, and returned to the regiment at sunset, greatly re freshed. 8L Nicholas. Astonishing;the Natives. Surprises are the order of the day; in matters political, ecclesiastical, civil, and even medical, we hear of things strange and stranger lira daily prom ised. One of our representatives lately dropped into the Palmer House, and there, in the cozy office occupied by our friend, Mr. Frank H. Brooks, manager of the Kansas City Times, wo found that gentleman cosily seated and bus ed over his correspondence. The writ er asked Mr. Brooks if he knew of any cures wrought by St. Jacobs Oil. "I do indeed." said Mr. B. "I know that it cured me. This is how it hap pened: I was living in St. Louis a couple of years ago, and one very slip pery night I was rather late in getting home and had some trouble in picking my way. I had ascended some five or six steps whicii led up to my front door, and just as I had gained the top I stooped to insert my latch-key, when my foot slipped from under me and precipitated me downward to an iron railing across which 1 fell, striking the small of my back. 1 was injured so badly as to be barely able to enter the house. In the morning 1 was worse. My back was painful, swollen, and dis colored. My, wife, who always keeps St. Jacobs Oil in the house and protests that it is invaluable, applied it to roy back in the morning, and it afforded me a groat deal of ease; it was applied igain ttiat night, and soon for a couple ot days, by which time I was complete ly cured. 1 think St. Jacobs Oil is a great medicine." We now begin to think that we would certainly "astonish the natives." We were ourselves astonished, but doomed to be more so, for, after bid ding Mr. Brooks good day, we were strolling down State street, and we ran plump into the arms of our friend Mr. P. F. Barry, of Englewood. Everybody knows Mr. Barry as being the late member of the legislature from Home City. Mr. B. has just returned from the east. We popped the question to Mr. B. and judge of our surprise to hear that gentleman say : "My wife keeps St. Jacobs Oil inlthe house at all times. She used it for the rheumatism and the neuralgia, and ound it an excellent remedy for both; he thinks there is nothing like it. There is an old lady out my way who was cured of the rheumatism by St. Jacobs Oil, and she is ready to swear by it. You can tell your readers foi me that I endort-e St. Jacobs Oil, the Great German Remedy, and consider it an excellent thing." c On my way home to tea I dropped iuto the drug store of A. M. Lancaster, No. 76 North Wells street, and that gentleman arid: "There is a gentleman named Jans- san, a master mechanic who was, anu I think still is, a foreman for Adams & Westlake, who has been cured of the inflammatory rheumatism. He in formed me of the ease some time ago. and said his daughter had been cured also. He purchased the Oil here in my place. He Is very enthusiastic over St. Jacobs Oil." This experience is simply the repeti tion of the experience of thousands whose reason has tteen sufficiently per suaded to try the Great German Reme dy, and whose faith, in consequence, stands unshaken -in its wonderful efficacy.