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The Weekly Kansas chief. [volume] (Troy, Kan.) 1872-1918, July 18, 1872, Image 1

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Tbonrh many and bright are the itari that appear
la that FUg jj oar country on furled,
.And the etripea tttat are welling In niajty then.
Like a rainbow adoniiDstb wvrid;
Their lights, are nnsallied aa thtMA la the -tkjv
fir a deed that oar fathers hare done,
'And they're leagued la u true and a bolj a tie,
- LnthrirttoOoof "ilAirnrOxz."
From the hour wbrn tfaone Patriota fearlessly Hong
That Banner of atar-liglit abroad,
rer true to tbemaelrea, to that motto they clone
Aa they clans to the promise of God.
By the bayonet traced, at the midnight of War,
On the odda where oar eta? was won,
Oh! perUh the heart or the hand that would mar
Oar motto of "Many In One."
"'.Mid the aaohe of the conteat-rthe cannon's deep roar
How oft it hath gathered renown,
"IWfaile tboae atara were reflected in rirrra of pre,
5Vhen the Croaa and the Lion went down:
.And though few were their light, in the gloom of that hoar,
Tet tbehearU that were striking below,
.Had God for their bulwark, and Truth fr their pow'r,
And they stopped not to number the foe.
".i'rom where ear preen mountain-torn blend with the sky,
And the giant SL Lawrince is rolVd,
To the waves where the balmy Ilesperides Tie, "
Like the dream of mime prophet of old.
They cotHoerd and dying, beqneath'd to oar care,
Not this boundless dominion alone.
JBot that banner whose loveliness ballowasthe air,
-And their motto of "Many in One."
"We are many in one, wBtte there glitters a star
In the bine of the heavens above;
And tyrants shall quail, mid their dungeons alar,
tVbrn they gaxe, on that motto of lorn.
It shall gleam o'er the sea, 'mid the bnlta of the storm,
Over tempsst, and battle, and wreck.
And name where our guns with their thunder grow warm,
Xeatb the blood on.tbe slippery deck.
The oppressM of the earth to that standard shall fly.
Wherever its folds shall be spread;
Jlnd the exile shall feel 'tis bis own native sky.
Where its stars shall float ver his head j
And those stars shall increase, till the fullness of time
Its millions of cycles lias run
Till the world shall hare wrlanred Its mission sublime,
Jlnd the nations of earth shall be one.
Though the old Alleghany mar tower to heaven.
And the Father nViUt divMe,
The links nf our destiny cannot be riven.
While the truth of these words ba!l abide.
Then, oh! let them clow on each helmet and brand,
Though oar blond like oar rivers shall run;
.Divide as we nuy in our own native bind.
To the rest of the world we are one.
Then, op with oar flag let it stream on the air.
Though our fathers are cold In their graves;
They hsd hands that could strike, they had souls that could
And their sons were not. born to le slaves.
Up. np with that Itanm-r! where'er it may rail,
Our millions shall rally around;
A nation of freemen that moment shall full.
When its stars shall be trailed on the ground.
Jtlcct Jfonn
"Ami tbat," says I, "is uearlv all that I have
to tell you."
The above words funned tlio peroration of a
synopsis of several years traveling, communica
ted by me to a fellow passenger from Helaingfurs
to Stockholm, as we leaned over the side of the
good ship Niborg, ami irate lied the countless
grouiui of rocky islets, crested with green foliage,
which arose on every side from the smooth, trans
parent sea. My auditor was u long, lean, wiry
American, with a cold, clear eye, and a look of
indomitable firmness, in ever' line of his pinched,
sallow face, which gave him the aspect (to quote
from a pugnacious friend of mine) "of a man
you would like to,be back to hack w ith in a row."
"Wal, stranger," remarked heat the close of
iny narative, "yu hev Mil about a bit, I reckon;
but yu ain't seen much, and what's more, yon
uin't done much neither."
My dignity was somewhat ruffled by this plain
spoken criticiMu; fur I privately regard myself
as a second Siudhad, on thestrriiglhof n moderate
acquaintance with the majority of the countries
which figure on the tourist's visiting list. More
over, my listener had himself provoked my com
municativeness by a series of searching questions
upou every point of my personal hiRtory, from
the color of my grandfather's hair to the amount
of pocket-money allowed me at Rngby. Conse
quently, there was, perhaps, a shade of acrimony
in rny tone as I replied : " I've done what I could;
but, of course eve ryliody can't havo as many ad
vent"" as yen.1'
"YVal,yu air about right thar," returned, he,
toting my words literally; "I've seen n few
things in my time, 1 reckon; but, mark ye, it's
'cause I've looked about rue, aud fixed for djiiu'
vomethin' wliarcver I went, 'stead o trailin'
stliout with my rye fchet and my hands in the
ixicket's o my panteysj like some folks. Now,
11 tell yu how yu Ilritishcrn travel; yu jest ful
ler the railway track right square from one big
town to another, ami see the opera-houses and
tiy thenyters, and the promenades, and sich like;
ami vV course yu meet a heap o riflrin", anil may
hap get ynre eye teeth drawn a little too slick;
and a'ter devotin' three weeks or a month to seo
iu' a country with some millions o' people in it.
yu come lwck and write a tarnation big l"k to
xay that air country nin't no great pile o' pnn
kins a-'ter all; Jho critters thar air all lazy and
thriftless, and gissl for notbin' l,nt to cheat aud
tell lies aud no wonder, Seciu they'cr only ens
ued furriners, and hain't got the inestimable
lilessin'o'afreollritUhronstitootiun. Thar, now,
stranger," he concluded, with the paternal supe
riority of a missionary instructing a Hottentot,
"thtt'a the way yu go to work; but, yu ob
serve, 'taint the right way, nohow yu km fix it."
"And how did you go to work, then!" asked 1,
wishing to divert the current of this flood of ex
temiiore criticism.
"Wal. I fixed to do somctlnV and I done it:
leastways, a man that Cos been a teamster in tho
EocVv Mountains, a cold-digger in AustraleVta
AaUnr in the Injiue Ocean, a store-keeper at
Shanghai, a newspajer eititor at San Fraurisky,
and an agent forsuthin or another in every conn
try in Enrojie, mont say he'd done somclhiu', I
guess; if he had a mind to."
" And have you reiillv done all that t " asked I,
.somewhat startled at the catalogue.
"Reckon 1 hev; I've been kinder movin' round
.ever since I was as big as a molasses jar, and
I ain't done yet. Guess I'm like John limwu's
soul ra the old song I go a marchin' on pretty
.considerable, and it'll take a w hile to tire me of
it, tew."
"And do you always travel alone, then!"
"UkonI do, leastways what gm'd call alone.
J've got a bosom friend here, though," lie added
-with a strange chuckle, putting bis hand Into his
Tbreast pocket; "and he's done me more than one
;Sod turn iu his time, so I tell ye. Yes, sir, he
!... 4C . ...,.) vk.l'a mnrm Yia anilra ttw- l.all
ilia. UD.V , u . ,lk o ...wv, mv pnn vi uiua
TSs tonguejest as I please, which 'taint every man
as 'ml do!
And with this enigmatical preface, he prodnc
.ed a small but very handsome revolver, fitted
with a spring luyonet, and ornamentctl about
the stock wjth eleven stnds of silver, arranged
in form of a square, which would be completed
by the addition of a twelfth. .
"Ain't that a friend, now, stranger!" said the
Transatlantic exultantly; "and good friends
we've been, him aud me; I never mistrusted him
but once, and that war down in Australey, when
I war gold-diggiu' up Turon way. Two fellers
mm to my tent one night, caus they'd hern as
I'd a heap o' gold thar, and they thought o bein'
so kind as to relieve me o the 'sponsibility o'
goardin' it. I hearn 'em creepin in, and o' conrse
the fust thing I did war to slap all six iiarrels in-
. to 'em jest to give 'em, a hint not to call a'ter vis-
itiu' hours. I hern a" screech, and the pattin' o'
feet rnnnin' off; but it war too dark to see any-
.thin', ami all the rest o' that night my feeliu's
ain't to be'scnbeJ, nohowl"
"Ah. you were afraid von had killed one
them, I suppose!" said I, pleased at this solitary
lumu hi iiumaniiy in my gnsiy ncqnaimsoce-
at close 'range, a'ter bein' true to me for so many
Tears, were more'n I could bear!" (The pathos
with which he said this was indescribable.) "I
fH pirticTcr cheap all that liifht, sol teU ye;
yu might hev bought me for a cent, any time
'fore norniu.' Bat as soon as it war mornin' I
com out, and thar I seen one feller lyin' dead be
fore the tent) door, and a track o' blood all whar
t'other had run off, jest like a strick of molasses
'cross a buckwheat cake; and, says I, Thank
Heaven, I've hit 'em both!' and the weight that
war taken off my mind in that air moment
stranger, thar ain't no 'scribiu' it!"
The real fevnr of bis tone, as he uttered the last
sentence,, with all the air of a good man whose-
conscience uas jnst oeen relieved oi some ovcr
whelming burden, cannot be eojtvejed in words.
"I daresay yu'd hardly guess, Vow, stranger,
that I fust saw this revolver iu a vision; but I
did, though, stare as much as van like; and the
way it happened war jest so: Father had .been
dead 'bout a month, when Icnm in laje ouajight
from fixiu' a rail fence that one of ouroxeti had
smashed ; and a'ter I'd sot by the kitchen fire for
a spell, and done a tol'able stroke o' snpper, I be-.
ga to feel a leetle drowsy. I wam't to say
asleep, but jest so as yu'd speak to me shddeu,
I'd have to think a minute 'fore I answered
when, all at once, I saw father, stannin' right
'fore me with his big straw- hat on one side, and
his high Iioots ami stried shirt-sleeres, and his
hands in his pocket--., (that war the only ghost
like thing 'bout him, for while he war alive they
were mostly iu some one else's,) aud ho says to
me, says he: "Cy, my boy," my name's Cyrus
Jehosaphat Flint, stranger, aud I ain't 'shamed
on it; "Cy, my boy, I've cum. back from tho
spirit n orld to tcILyu snthiu' yu'll p'raps be none
the wnss o' knowin'. I didn't leave yu much,"
says he, '"cause yu are safe to go 'long single
handed, whereas, them two brothers and five sis
ters of yonr'n will kinder uced proppin' up some,
'fore they kin stand by theirsclfs. Now, yu jest
listen to me. To-morrow mornin' the fast thing
yu up and job ojien the back o' the cnbboard in
the comer jest 'bavo the top shelf, thar yu'll find
a revolver, the best yu ever fingered; and may
Heaven bless it to ynre use. And now kneel
down, ami receive my blessin'. I war jestagwine
to dn it, when all to once I slipped off my chair,
and cum the alMiredest lick with my nose on the
fender as ever I seen! aud when I cum to again,
thar wam't nobody thar. ' Wal, ens it !' says I,
(though that thar language ain't quite proper for
a member o' the church.) 'I hope the next time
father comes from t'other world, he'll contrive to
do it at a rras'nable hour, 'stead u' shovin' np
a'ter bed-time, and making his own flesh and
blood break his nose, this here fash'u.' lint for
all that, I djdn't forget what he said; and fust
thing next mornin' I up and into the kitchen, and
out with the back o' thc.cubboard, and thar lay
the revolver, as sure as ever a thing war in the
world. And now, stranger, if yn don't believe
that air story, here is the 'deutieal revolver, and
you cau't go again that, nohow!"
Against such confirmatory evideuce, it would
liavs been useless to argue, and I readily assented,
only venturing to inquire the mystery of the sin
gularly arranged studs on the stock of the pistol.
"Wal, stranger," returned my companion, "yn
wouldn't guest the trick u' them studs in a hurry,
so I'll tell you. Each o' them air studs on that
revolver stands for tho life of a man him and me
hev clarcd off. There's eleven on 'em altogether,
and I reckon that's a pretty tolerable stroke o'
men, fur one man and one weepuu."
I'uhI at I m to extraordinary confidences, this
cool, complacent statement lairly staggered me
for it moment.
'Gojd Heaven!" Igospl, "do you mean to
tell ine that yon have mifrdcred eleven men !"
"Xo, stranger," rrplieit he, slowly and sententious!-;
"yu hev got on the wrong ferryboat in
making. that air statement. I mean to tell yu
that I've found it necessairy, at different periods
o' my life, to rub out eleven 'human critters who
must otherwise have offered the same civility to
me: aud I ralc'latcyn don't call that mnfderin'!
That's our, wnitiu'yetto complete the dozen, as
yn see; but," added he cheerfully, "that won't
lie long a comin', I guess."
"Tho old calinibal!" said I, mentally; "ho
talks of killing people as if he were only collect
ing photographs, l'ray Heaven ho may not take
it into his head to add me to his museum!"
"Thar's one 'vantage I've got with this wee
pun," pursued the Yankee; "1 kin always tell, at
fust sight o' a man, whether I'm a gwiue to kill
him some day or not."
" How's that!" asked I, not without a secret
shudder, and a slight anxiety as to uhiclt way
the scale had turned with regard to myself.
"Wal, jest this way: whenever I meet a man
that I'm liouiid to nib out bimeby, the hammer o'
this revolver's sure to give a sorter click so
jest to show that he knows his dooty 'spectin'
that air individooal ; and he never makes amis
take, he don't."
The perfect air of conviction with which lie
said this was the reverse of agreeable; n pretty
thing if this precious pittol should have happen
ed to click when he saw mo first, and he should
think it necessary to vindicate its infallibility!
My countenance probably expressed some disip'ii--ulc.
for my companion suddenly broke my med
itations by observing, in an encouraging tone:
'Yn hain't no caii iu be skKr.!, MriT.J-; lie
didn't click at sight o yn, and I am kinder glad
on't, for yn're good kuiunny in jure way, nlthuugh
yu air tarnation green iu the ways o' the world."
As this estimate of abilities was evidently too
deeply rootid to admit of refutation, I let it pass,
merely inquiring whether the fatal angurvhad
ever proved false.
'Xever, stranger," he replied, emphatically.
"u can't cxprct prophecy to go wrong, and that
air wecpiin's a prophet jest as much at Dan'l or
Zek'l. I won't say that 1 wouldn't hov been glad,
one time, to catch him slippin' and reezun good
tesvi but yon mont as well expect Gin'ral Grant
to be 'fraid, as this weepun to tell a lie."
"And that one timp what was it!"akedl.
"Wal, scin' it's yu, stranger, I don't mind tellin'
though I ain't so precious spry at talkin' on tli.it
air subject, Iswar. It's a good few vears now sin'
I happened on a feller who hailed from a village
on the Mississippi called 'Burnt Cleariu', 'cause
of a big fire they'd heil thar once on a time; and
we froze together powerful, and was jest like
brothers all to once. Wharever one went t'other
went: "whatever one did t'other did : and if this
tin lied a dollar, that nn war good far fifty cents
on't, lcast,thing. Wo went down to XmiOrleens,
anil up to l'liilailelpuy by tlic cars, ami east ant
to Charleston on a traidin' spec; and I tell Ye, we
fotched up the, dollars right smart. I saved him
from bein' chawed np by a bar that looked plagy
anghsus'to make closer 'quaiutance ; and he sav
ed me from drownin' iu fioudtimc, when my canoe
got turned over agin asnag; altogether, stranger,
yn mont hev took us for. David ami Jona
than cum alive again. But all tho while thar
war one thot hangin' iu my mind like a risin'
cloud in Summer, that spiles the look o' the hull
sky mid that war tho recollection that my wee
pun, fust time he heil ever seen this feller, bed gin
a click."
The cold, clear tone of his voice nt these last
words, slightly tinged with sorrow, was such as
a compassionate judge might use in pronouncing
sentence of death; and tome, guessing as I did
what was to come, it had a sound iudeacribably
dreary and ominous.
"I ucd to try and laugh mvself out o' that air
fancy by say in', Whatevrr's possible, that ain't!
Why, to think o" quarrrlin' 'ud belike a man cnt-
nug uisseu m uatt, anil figbtin' ngni nami agin
left.' But let me talk as I liked, the thot stuck
iu my head like a nail in a new log, and wouldn't
I go away. And at last, stranger, the time cum
wneu it war more n a thot.
One year, early in the fall, we were down in
Kansas, tradin about in spots, and makin' a pret
ty tol'able haul; till one day wc agreed to tote
np the profit, and make a fair division, 'cause
next mornin' he' war startin' off to the Burnt
Clearin' to see his folks, and I war bound to make
tracks for Boston on some business of my own.
Wal. eveniu'f nui, and a'ter lickeriu np a spell,
to He our brains for the ripberin', Tre began totin'
up. But somehow or another, we couldn't come
to right settlement o' our two snares, nohow we
could fix It; and with what licker we'd bed, and
the worrv o' ciDberin w l.l. Mnnitsnred to eit
rayther savagerons. At last, op he jumps, and
hollers out: 'I'd uot hev bin so thunderiu' keen
upon this hynr trade, ifi',i known my panluer
of w or nothin' but a darned mean flint-shavin' thief
ry o' a Yankee.' At them words a shiver ran all
inrougD me, iiKe itiem lectric fixins book larnrxl
folks tell ou, and my right hand flew ont as if
somebody moved it, and fotcbed him a lick 'tween
the eyes that bron't him down like a pine in a
clearin'. (Ha wara fine feller; bigger'n me some
way.and all the way out as hard; and. by Jingo!
'"."rejflM pleasure knockin' him down.) Up
he gotj lookm' mighty wrathy; and says he: ttll
take a leetle burnt powder to put away the smell
o' that air blow cum out into the forest,' The
son war settin', and everythin' war dead still, as
if waitin' to see what we wonld do. I. fullered
him out readily 'miff, for I war as cool as an ici
cle, now I knowed the job bed to cum tlrrongb:
but when I seen the dyin' light cum stream iu'
down the shadowy arches o' the forest, and the
everlastiu' trees standin' up tall and grand, and
whisperin' with all their leaves, as if God war
speakin' through them in His own Temple of
hatHr" by Hvin', stranger, I cum very nigh
feeliii' as if I war p'raps doin' wrong !
" Wal, that'air feelin' didn't last long, I reckon.
The fust click o' them locks (we'd 'greed .to load
only three barrels each, to save time) the fust
click o' them locks war like the smell o' roast
meat to a starviii' man; and, when I toed my
mark atlifteen paces. I felt as comfortable as if
I'd bin sittin' 'fore a big fire with a glass o' whis
ky in my hand. We both cracked off to once: I
got a scratch on the left side, aud a bit o' his
sleeve went flyin' jest below the shoulder. Bet
ter luck next time, says I. and the second load
went off. He'd .aimed higher this time, and the
-pill shifted my ha'r and knocked off my hat; but
jest in the same moment I seen him turn half
round and go kerchunk right ou his face. "I run
in upon him, like a fool, furgetten' that ho hed
one shot left; and be hoisted hisself on hiselby
and let slap, jest techin' my thigh as I cum on,
(his baud war shaky, yu know, or Im'd not hev
made sich a bad shot;) but that war his lost card,
aud then I know'd I lied him.
"'Ole feller,' says I, 'I've kinder won the
hand this time, thar ain't no dodgin' it. So, 'fore
yn go under, hev you any messidges to leave!"
"Wal, says he, 'thar's a gal at Burnt Clearin'
that I war pretty hard on last fall Kezia Har
per, next door to the uieetiii'-hnnse guess yon
moot giu her this by ur locket, if 'tain't outer ynre
"She's as good as got it already, say I, pnttiu'
it in my pouch."
"Thar's a feller in the next village', Nathan
Hickman, that they nsed to call 'Straight-eye'
I war to have fonght him this fall ; you tell him
why I can't cum, for no one didn't onghter think
I war 'fraid."
" If the coon says a word agin yon, says I, 111
grease my boots with his liver. Is thar anvthing
"Wal, says he, I gness that's about all."
"'Good-by, then, ole feller,' says I; 'bless you!'
And with that I clapped my pistol to his head,
and blew it as small as conishucks."
"Good Heaven!" says I, revolting at the cold
blmsled butchery, "could you not have spared
the man's life, even then !"
"Stranger," replied the old danghtercr, with
indescribable dignity, "if you want to find a crit
ter so cussed mean as to hurt a man's feeliu's by
sparin' him a'ter he's Wen whipped iu a fair
light, I guess yu'd better not cum to Cyrus Jehos
aphat Flint! Xow, then, I cal'late we'll better
be lookiii' a'ter our fixin's, for them's the spires
u' Stockholm shiuiii' yander.
And, so speaking, he turned upon his heel and
vanished into his cabin.
Gtr I wsmlered to-day to flie bill, Maggie, to witch the scene
n-1uw ;
The crtt-k and the creaking olil mill, Maggie, aa we used
tii, long ago. .
The green grove U gone from the hill, Maggie, where first
the daisies sprang;
The creaking old mill la still, Maggie, aince yon and I were
CllOBCS But now we are ar1 and gray, Maggie,
And the trialit of life nearly dune.
Let ns sing of the day tha't are gone. Maggie,
Since yon and I were joung.
A city so silent and lone. Maggie, nhrre the young, and
the gay. and the ls-st.
In polished white mansions above, Maggie, have each
found a place of rest,
la bnilt where thbird ued to play, Maggie, and Join in
the songs that were sung
AVe sang them as gay as they, Maggie, vhen yon and I
were yonng.
They say I am ferule with age, Maggie, my fteps are less
sprightly tlian thin ;
My fare is a writ written page, Maggie, but time alone
was the pen.
They sa v we are aged and gray, Maggie, as the spray by the
white breakers ltnng.
But to meyou're aa fair as yon were.Maggie, when you and
I were yonng.
The first number of the New York Ilera'd was
not mnch larger than a sheet of large foolscap,
its retail price one cent, aud its total cost may
have been SCO fur the first two thousand copies.
It contained uncostly telegrams for if itspnblish-.
er had !cen a Crrcsus he could have found no
wire. Iu six irt tbs llcralil boasted of a daily
circulation of seven thousand copies, men camo
a pause iu its career, the great tire of the 12th of
August, consuming its material and effecting a
8iiildeu dissolHwbn of the partnership of Bennett,
Anderson & Smith. By no means discouraged,
Mr. Bennett cast almut for means wherewith to
resume, and in this he was successful, leasing a
new office at Xo. 202 Broadway, and sending
therefrom, on theSlstof Angnst, the enlarged J7irr
ald, which hcTromised to continue until it reached
the fabulous circulation of twenty-five thousand
copies a day. On the 30th of January following,
by publishing an account of his own castigation
by James Watsou Webb, Mr. Bennett circulated
nine thousand copies of the Herald. Iu April,
1S30, the princely receipts of tho Herald warrant
ed an enlargement, and at this time its o.lice was
moved to the Clinton ball building, ami the price
of the paper was raised to two cents per copy.
At the close of that year Mr. Bennett summed up
la an editorial article as follows:
"I have been opposed and calnminated by the
whole newspaper press, ridiculed, contemned,
threatened; yet here I am, at the end of fifteen
months, with an establishment, the materials of
which are nearly worth $50,000, nearly all paid
for, aud a prospect of making tbeJIerald yield,
in two years, a revenue of at least $30,000 a year."
A sensible improvement in the character of the
Herald was noticed in its columns after the intro
duction of Mr. Frederick- Hndson, of Boston, as
Mr. Bennett's assistant, and subsequently his
managing editor. The Herald"! later career of
uninterrupted prosperity is too well known to re
quire minute detail ip this hurried sketch. In
the summer of 110, Mr. Bennett married Miss
Henrietta Crcau. In 1841, having achieved an
income of $100,000 a year, he offered to print dai
ly TrNrta of the proceedings of Congress, with
out charge to that body, if the members would
ndmit his reporters to the privileges that had
been granted the reporters of the Globe, the IleU
ligenetr, and the iladuonlan journals to which
Congress was paying $100,000 n year. It was the
entering; wedge which in time opened both hous
es to the press of the country, and reduced the
Washington dailies to second or third rank in tho
newspaper world. For, soon after the Xew York
journals began to priut daily reports of the sub
stance of the doings and sayings of Congress, the
public chose the New York synopsis of what was
really said and done rather than the Washington
reports rrralii, and cooked np to suit the afler
thonght whims of the Senators and Representa
tives. In thisyear Mr. Bennett's increasing prof
its enabled hiin to buy the building on the north
west corner of Nassau and Fulton streets, which
was so long tlayvbome of the Herald.-
Nearly everybody knows how Mr. Bennett be
came richer and richer nntil Alderman Stoneall's
twliticians rated him at $10,000,000; then every
body knows how, after he had forgotten his
quarrel with the great showman, Mr. Bennett
bought the rains of the American ninsenm, and
erected the marble edifice which, but for his ob
stinacy, might have rivalled the splendid bank
ing palace which overshadows it.
Mr. Lett, a blind Englishman, asserts that he
can not only tell when he Is opposite a solid body,
but "can discriminate whether it is tll or short,
slender or bnlfcy." If a fence, he ran tell wheth
er it is open like a board or a rail fence, or closed,
whether it is of stone or wood, or a close hedge.
Another blind mau could tell when. thick clouds
obscured the horizon. Mr. Levy calls this "Faci
al preception," aa covering his face with a thick
veil entirely obscures objects from tlus 'sensation
al discernment. -
Tbz Chicago Ximet says that woman's sphere
is. that of Wef unrse."
A Cms Wark Carted sit the 3T-raasat
A Sadr of Bxpertraml SeietaliaU eaurefew
ias; the Westers. Cawatry -XewasUewTer.es
auial (."serai mm larcmiiBMj BerelaMaeata
JSxpretral frasa Vtafe, 3Imatawa aaa Calara
Camp U. S. Geological Scrvey, )
Xeak Ogdex, Utah, Jane 19, 1672. )
There is a great work carried on under the
Department of the Interior, which hitherto has
attracted but little attention outside of the scien
tific world. I refer to the geological surveys ot
the Territories, which for many years have been
made nuder the direction of Professor Hayden,
the United States Geologist. But as the great
belts of railroad span our country, the utility of
these explorations has been- brought before the
general public through the reports containing so
much information regarding the mineral and
agricultural resources of the country. The sur
vey is not confined to geological investigations
alone, but embraces all branches of natural know
ledge, the foruiatioikpf the earth's crust, the flora
of the region tbroTigU which we pass, its richness
in coal, iron or the minerals. .Besides large collec
tions of mammals, fishes, reptiles, insects (parti
cular attention being given to those destructive
of vegetation) are made by those of the party
making a special stndy of these branches of natu
ral history. An efficient corps of topographers
are attached to the expedition to make both
geological and topographical maps of the coun
try, and as wo nass llirouirli a country this year
hitherto unexplored the land of the Tetous
ieaks of the Itocky mountains that can be seen
for three hundred miles, by fixing on these as points
of observation, they will bo enabled to take the
topography of a vast area of country. Our camp
is at present pitched on a pleasant plateau, about
eight miles from Salt Lake, and our iththyologist
and botanist have already dispelled the idea of
tins inland body of water oeiuga "Ueal sea,"
by having obtained quantities of piscal and
botanical life from its waters. Since our arrival
we have been busy drawing supplies from Fort
Douglas and in organizing tho party. This is no
small undertaking, but all runs smoothly nnder
the experienced direction of ' Mr. Stevenson, the
general manager.
into two sections for the summer work. The first
will proceed to FostKllis, Montana Territory, a
distance of EOO miles. From this isuiut they will
explore the valleys of the Madison and Gallatin
rivers to their sources, also the headwater of the
Yellowstone, the main object beiug to survey us
far as practicable the most important water-shed
on the continent fur in this region, within a ra
dius of fifty miles, may be found the sources of
three of the largest rivers in our country. Here
Snake river takes its rise ami empties into the
Pacific by the Columbia. Here, ton, Green river
first appears, which, uniting with the Grand,
forms the Colorado and empties into the Gnlf of
California. Here also Is the source of the Yellow
stone, which, after coursing tliroughoiir continent
under the names of the Missouri aid Mississippi,
finds its way to the Gnlf of Mexico. This will be
one of the most important topographical surveys
ever made, for no accurate map has ever lieen
made of the sources nf these rivers, or the great
peaks lying among them ever definitely located.
This, section is composed of Dr. Hayden, in
charge; Mr. Heckler, topographer; Messrs. Gau
net and Walsefield, auxtrouomers; Mr. Logan,
Secretary; Mr. Holmes, arjist; Dr. l'rale, minera
logist, Mr. Savage, assistaut geologist, and Messrs.
Piatt and Greve, general assistants.
the largest section, will be under the charge of
Mr. rjtevesoii. and -im posed of the following
corps: Professor Badlcy, gc'oliigist; Messrs. Buck
and Herving, topographers; Messrs-Mackson and
CamplieD, photographers; Messrs. Adams and
Cnqltcr, botanists: Mr. Carru.igtim,irhthyohgist;
Mr. Merriam, ornithologist; Mr. Nicholson, me
teorologist; Mr. Jacox, naturalist; Messrs. Bevo
ridge. Brown, Jones, XegleyT,Taggart and West,
general assistants. Iu addition to the above,
there is the necessary complement of teamsters,
cooks, hunters, and men nf all work. This party
will march thrnngh Northern Utah and Idaho
Territories to Fort Hall, where the wagons, tents,
Ac, will lie abandoned, and the pack train resor
ted to for transportation.
will then hi! continued up the valley of Snake
river, thns approaching the Tetons from the south.
The passage of these peaks is to be forced so as to
meet the other section of the expedition ou the
northern side, and thns unite the survey. This
route was attempted by Colonel Keynolds, of the
United States engineers, in 1800,biitlosingseveral
men and horses, together with his provisions, in
endeavoring to cross Snake rilfr, bi was obliged
to return without accomplishing his purpose. If
we succeed in effecting a junction with our com
rades, we shall return by parallel belts, and thus
cover a large area of country. It will be seen
thjt tltls section is strong in collectors of natural
history; the country through which we march is
very mountainous and wild in character, and we
hopo to discover many new specie jn the various
branches. All the collections are' revised by
emineut scientists iu the East, and their special
reports appended to the general ouc by Dr. Hay
den. i
will include also a part of onr"NationalPark,"
the scene of our labors of last year, aud since re
served by Congress to be a pnhlic pleasure ground
for travel and recreation. This was considered
necessary to preserve the Geysers, mineral forma
tions and other beautiful physical phenomena of
.a fragile nature. It isa grand idea a "National
Park" of 000 square miles, containing some of
the finest scenery in the world, fsigether with the
Yellowstone Falls, 350 feet high. This was done
at the recommendation of Professor Hayden, aud
was a worthy "recognition of his energy in explo
ring that country hut sninmer. I shall report
onr doings when we reach Fort Hall.
A VERY pleasant incident in connection with
the visit of the Grand Duke nf Russia to the
Massachusetts Historical Society Rooms is repor
ted bv the Boston Irnrefrr. Jnst as the rry
were leaving, Admiral l'oisset took fsorn hi j pock
et a small envelope and hamlet! it to Mr. Win
thro p, saying, that, perhaps, the contents wonld
be of suflicieut interest to entitle them' to a place
in the Society's cabinet. On oprfling the en
velope, three oak leaves and ajittle twig were
found. These were accompanied by a statement
in Russian that the leaves and twig were taken
from an oak tree in St. Petersburg, which grew
from an acorn planted by the Emperor himself,
received from Mr. George Sumner, of this city,
which he took from a treu which shades Washing
ton's tomb at Mount Vernon. '
A Citow Worth Having, John Snyder, of
Virginia, owns a crow which serves as a substi
tute for dogs, cats, and all other domestic senti
nels. He destroys every frog abont the well, al
lows a mouse no chance for bis life, ilrives away,
hawks from the poultry, and bids fair to act as
the best squirrel dog in the coniitry. He readily
spies the squirrel either upon the fence or on
trees, and with a natural antipathy to the whole
squirrel tribe, his shrill kneen note is readily de
tected by his owner, accompanied by rapid darts
np and down, and the owner is thns led to the
game. The most remarkable" feature about the
habits of the crow is this: hejn variably keeps five
or six days' rations ahead of time, well concealed.
President Lincoln's maxim, "Never swap
the 6th book, 3d ebap,21st sector the Cyelopxdia.
Cyrus, in directing his troops to take op their
several stations says : " Omom it to mjomot eh$
omdenl armali.kttirot tot ippon swiareajsaaai.
" When the contest is about to begin, there to no
longer time for any chariot to unyoke the horses
for a change." Portfaaa? Adterilttr.
TRY IT-Wben. from sedentary habits, the
disordered, the best method for restoring tbs pa
tient to health and foil weight is for him to
be charged with electricity, applied through the
handle of a spade, a hoe, an axe; or some similar
instrument Apply it daily, and for some hows
at a time.
Mcmc is the food of love; beef and aBotton that
ofasatrisaony. - - '"
Twaa the very merry Summer time.
That garlands hilla sad delta. '
And the aonth wind rang a fairy cahne
Upon the foxglove bells;
The cuckoo ataod on the ntdy birch.
To bid her a but good-bye;
The lark anrnng over the Tillage chorea.
And whittled in the sky;
And we had come from the aarrest sheaves,
A blithe sad tawny train.
And traeed onr path with poppy leaves.
Along the old green lane.
Twaii a pleasant way, on s sonsy day.
And we were a happy set.
Aa we idly bent where the atreamlet went.
To gi I our fingers wet ;
With the dog-rmr here and the orcbia there.
And the woodbine twinini; thronzh:
With the broad trre mreting every where.
Aht we a
And tho rraiM atill damn with dew.
e all forgot, in that buufol spot.
The names c
oi care ana pain.
A a we lay on the bank by the shepherd's cot.
Tiuiai in mo am green une.
Obtdayagonebylleanbnt algfa,
A. I ttlak of that ttoh hor.
When my heart, in Urn glee, bat seemed to be
Another woouside flower;
For though the tree be atitl as fair.
And the wild bloom atill aa gay
Though the aonth wind aenda aa aweet an air.
And heaven aa bright a day;
Yet the merry set are far and wide.
And we never shall meet again
We ahall never ramble aide by aide.
Along the old green lane.
From the Bockbridge (Va ) Citizen.
This famous Texan fighter, hunter and ranger,
known throughout the length aud breadth of onr
Southern country, arrived here last Thursday
morning on a visit to his frieuds. Since he left
here, iu 183C, he has ranged every nook aud cor
ner of the Lone Star State, from the Sabiue to the
Rio Grande, and from the Gulf over El Ltauno
Ettrhcade through New Mexico, Arizona, Califor
nia through the Mexican States nf Sonora, Chi
huahua, Coabnila been amoug Comanche, Lip
nns, and "Greasers" slept under tho walls of
Monterey while "Old Zach's" canon thundered
with his trnsty rifle he has brought down scores
of Buffaloes, lions, panthers and wolves has rid
den a mustang a hundred miles a day fur a week,
and mai.e mauy a Hearty meal ot mule stealc Al
t hough he has been through many hardships and
Iierils, still his bronzed face is lit by a bright,
ceil eye, his step firm and carriage erect.
Perhaps a short sketch of his life may not be
devoid of interest to our readers.
William Anderson Wallace, third son of Andrew
and Jane Blair Wallace, was bom iu the house
now owned by Mrs. P. A. Wallace, widow of All-
urew nllace, a younger brother, m the year lelb.
This old homestead has been in possesion of the
family descending from father to son for more
than half a century. In the early days of the set
tlement, tradition says, so frequent were the in
cursions nf the Shawnees, that his Scotch-Irish
ancestors never ventured to forest, field, or church
without the rifle. Two of his grand uncles Adam
and Andrew were captains iu the "Continental
lino" during the revolution. Andrew was killed
at the battle of the Waxhaws, in South Carolina,
and Adam left wounded on the field at Guilford,
and was butchered by Tarleton's truoptr. A
sword, with the name of Adam Wallace engraved
on the blade, is still ill possession of thevfamily.
Of course "Big Foot" grew from a baby to a Imy;
went to school to " old Tidd," peace to his ashes!
as did some other Nimrods in our midst and
from a boy to a stalwart youth worked on a
farm and played all sorts of wild pranks. But
this monotonous life was soon to be broken. His
oldest brother Samuel emigrated to Texas during
the strozule for independence, and fell a victim
to Mexican treachery, along with' the lamented
Colonel Kaunin, at Goliad. So deep an impression
nan tins tragic event niaae iikii mm, mat ue
turned a deaf ear to the entreaties of his friends,
and left for Texas. He was at the battle of Sala
do, when the Mexicans Under General Wool in
vaded Texas in 1842. Shortly after he joined the
Meir expedition under General Green, was cap
tured, drew beans drew a white one escaped
being shot; was taken to tho Castle of Perote;
from thence to tho City of Mexico, where he was
nut to work iiihiii the streets. At the solicitation
of the late Governor McDowell, then a membcrof
Congress through tile .Mexican .Minister, uen.
Almonte President Santa Ai.na liberated him.
He returned to Texts, was with the gallant Harry
Hays ami his rangers in the Indian wars, and sub
sequently in the Mexican war. At the close of
the war he was appointed to the command nf the
escort of the United States mail from San Antonio
to El Faso.
Big Foot Wallace weighing two hundred and
fort v avoirdupois, standing six feet tno in bis
stockings, measuring forty-six inches round the
breast, has by no means such a big foot, but he
killed tho Comauche chief "Big Foot," hence the
"They dablied him 'Big Foot vTaUace,'
Down in alexiro,
Aa Lilliput wonld call his
Brobdlgnag, yon know."
"Big Foot's" home is at his ranche in Medina
County, thirty-live miles west of the city of San
Autonio. The drouths of former and the Hoods of
last year, and the loss of twoaandrcd horses
stolen by Indians does not prevent him from
dispensing "true frontier hospitality" to all who
We behold iu William Wallace a trne type of
tho American pioneer and frontiersman now
passing away, ami soon, with the rapid settlement
of the cinntry, to lie known only in history who
with rifle in hand, at the head of the army of civ
ilization, plunge fearlessly into the dark -forest
and trackless prairie, and make way for the
school, the church aud the printing-press. All
honor to these brave veterans, grey iu the service
of their country and of hnmanity !
a ill m
.aaaalaa; m Orissly.
We forgot to note a little incident that took
place here some time ago, tbat was well worthy
of record, illustrating California youth aud life.
Two bovs, aged respectively 13 and 14 years, sons
W. E. Foster, of the Montecito, and B. H. Hall, of
the Ojal ranche, were ont in the monntoins on
horseback, looking for their cows, 'when they
discovered a yonng grizzly bear toddling along In
the trail. They hail leen long enough here to
know the dancer of trying to catch the. little fel
lov, the ferocious dam rarely being beyond the
cries of her yonng. Bnt the temptation was too
strong foryonthful indiscretion, and keeping an
eve upon the varmint, they began hallooing, and
finally being convinced that the old one was not
nearthey rode up to him, and with the dexterity
of old Vaqneios, quickly succeeded in fastening
the lariat about his neck, and took him safely
home. It was a feat as dangerons as daring, and
a siwrt that old hunters wonld not care to in
dulge in unless exceedingly well' mounted.
The best woman's rights item we have seen
comes from France. A very lieantifnl lady of the
Die Vernon type, living at Boulogne, sent a chal
lenge to the publisher of a hnmorons journal,
who bad twice concerned himself with her pri
vate affairs. A formal acceptance of the dnel
was retnmed, the choice of the arms was waived,
but a decided preference for those of the lady
herself was expressed. Reconciliation followed,
and the wedding trip is to the United States.
It is related that when tbe late Gov. Bigler, of
California, was minister to Chili, he proenred a
situation for Harry Meigs, the latter being then
nuder ban and an exile from California. This
friendly act was remembered by the now Snnth
American railroad king and millionaire, and less
than a year since the governor received a check
tbat enabled him to purchase the comfortable
homestead, in San Francisco fa which his last
breath was drawn.
Mother Goose is not an imaginary person.
She was the mother-in-law of a printer in Boston,
Massand her real name was Elizabeth Goose.
The first editioc of ber well-known rhymes was
sold for two coppers on Devonshire street-
Mr. Daniel Drew state; nptm hi veracity
as a rerratable member of society and "speenlator
i in stocks, that never in bis life has be charged or
received more inao i per ran.
Let the youth who stands with a glass of Honor
-ja his band, consider which be had better threw
wytaihrochis.iilf . -?
Fmt Ue Tolnlo Uadt.
ZVasbr hswa Fearfal Breasa, ia which
ha Seas 9Iar Thlaas,
, - Contedrit X Roads,
(Wich is in the State uy Kentucky.)
Joon 84, 167i )
I don't know what Is the matter with me; but
nv late I dreem more reglarly and more feroshus
ly than I ever did jn my life. I hev bed a suc
cession or nitemares ever sence I give in my ad
hesbeil to Greeley, some nv wich wuzstupeiijnaly
friteful. I go to bed with Greeley on my mind,
and dreem dreems so horrible that I awake with
cold swets onto me, and shivrin ez tho I hed the
ague. Nite afore last, Greeley appeared to me
with hoofs, horns, and a tale. He perched hisself
on my stumick, sqnattin like a hidjus toad, aud
puttin on his spectacles, deliberately red me from
a old copy nr the Triboom, six yards uy his own
editorials on the slavery question". He finally
sailed off throo the air, shreekin, "Lost! Lost!"
Whether he referred to me or hisself ez "Lost," I
reelv don't know. Ef be felt ez mean in my com
pany ez I did in bizzen, the remark wood embrace
notn nv us.
Last nite I hed another friteful vislinn. We
hev a tam'ly in the village wich don't live in har
mony. The husband got intoxicated some years
ago, aud knowin tbat it isn't the gittiu drunk
that hurts a mail, but the gittin sober, hez dodged
that trouble by stayin drunk. His principal
amoosement is whalin his wife. Tho novelty nv
this bein wore ofT, yistenlay mornin, he give her
a conple n v ounces nv arsenic. A'anltin ambisben
o'erleaped herself his excessive liberality defeat
ed his pnrpus. The dose wuz too big it sickened
her she vomited and lived, aud whaled him
within a inch nf his life. I wnzat the house, and
late in the evenin left,stoppln at Deekin Pogram's,
wher we took a ginooine Kentucky tea, wich con
sisted principally nv korn whisky and cold biled
pork. From thence I went home and retired,
with my hed full uv the pisen, and Greeley, mixed
in about ekal proporshens. Fallin asleep, I
Methawt I wuz in a bildin, wher, I coodent
make ont. Stretched out onto a conch, and kiv
ered with a flag, wuz the body uv a enormns gi
antthe most huge and comprehensive giant I
hed ever seed, even in dreems. His legs wnz like
pillars, his arms wuz like beams, aud 1iis hands
spred ont like the map nv our wunst happy bnt
now opprest country, lie seemed to be.intne
last stages nv a feerful sickness. He had bin, in
his day, a giant uv immense strength, aud wuz,
even in his illness, ez handsnm a human lein ez
I ever sot eyes onto. But it wuz evident that he
wnz gnin fast. He dniwd his breth painfully,
aud from ngly wounds ou his body, blood oozed
slowly but depletinly.
"Who is he I" I askt nv the Goddess nv Liberty,
who sot at his hed in deep mouraiu, and weepiu
"That's Republikinism," sheansereil; "the only
actooal. ginuiue frend I ever hed the only one
w ho reely stood by me. But they are killin him.
Tbat gash iu his back Chase give him; that stab
in his side wnz inflicted by Randall; the itch wich
so irritates him, he caught from the Blares; and
good Hevenl here comes another squad uv his
enemies !"
I looked, and lo! Boss Tweed, Hodman, See
more, Hendricks, and a dozen nv my pertikeler
frends, wnz comin in. They bed masks ou ther
faces nvUenv Noo ork Trioooaa, but I knowd
em for all that. Hoffman seezed the bed nv
the prostrate giant, while Tweed poured down
his throat a nanseons flooid from a jng marked
"Cincinnati," fairly forrin it down him. Tho
victim shuddered ez he swallered it, ez tho it wnz
his last and final shndder.
"Yoo've killed himT shreeked the Goddess.
"Wc bleeve we hev, madam fshonted the fel
lers, in korns, pnllin off ther masks; "and you'll
fuller him within a yeer."
"Kill her now!" yelled one nv em, who wnz
evidently from Ueorgy; "sbe ain't got tier cham
pion to save her this time."
And they seezed her, and gagged and bound her,
with friteful yells.
Ami in ther joy they execooted a most demoniac
war dance nlsmt tho coqise, in wich I jined, with
anjility 1 didn't know-1 possessed. But jist ez
our cxiiltashcn wnz at its highest, the corpse give
a fearful gasp a convulshen nv ten horse jinwer.
He riz np from the conch, assumed a sittin posih
cn, his face n v deathly paleness, and witlTa retch
that shook the bildin, vomited ez I never seed a
human bein vomit.
"Good Hevens!" shreeked Tweed; "We've giv
en him too much nv the pizeu, aud its actin ez a
The" sick man give heave after heae, and iu
the flood uv bile wich he ejectid, I saw Greeley,
Gratz Brown, Schiirz, Cox, and n score uv sich.
A very gentle heave landed Schnrz and Gratz
Brown oil the (lore; a little higger one throwd
out Fen ton; and a gigantic one, wich convulsed
the sufferer from centre to circumference, bisted
out Greeley. But, once over, it wnz a tremenjns
releef to the sick individooal. Immejitly a grate
change come over him. The moment they wuz
off his stumick, the pUenis disappeared a helthy
color come to his cheeks, and his weakuis all left
him. Glarin abont fiirionsly, he pnt one foot
ou Greeley and Brown and ther mizable com-
E anions, ez a man crushes beetles J with the other
o kicked the jng ont nv the winder, wich jog
was fullered by Tweed and his trends, who went
throo the same motive power. He cut the bonds
off the Goddess, tore off- her mouroin, and wnz in
the act nv enibracin nv her, when I awoke.
I lay for hours, cogitatin over this dreem. Wuz
i t prophecy or biled pork t That's the connndrnm.
Is it a warnin nv judgment to come, or is it a dis
ordered stumick fHev we dosed the Repnblikin
party too freeley with Cincinnati, and hez wat
we fondly hoped wonld be pizen enuff to kill our
grate enemy, goin to be a emetic wich will rid
him nv the disturbin humors wich wuz a destroy
in nr him. and make him stronger than ever 1
It troubled me so that I coodent sleep. I tossed
abont in the most restless and frantic manner,
and cornl only indooce the gentle goddess to tech
mv eyelids after fonr solid drinks from a jng wich
I keen in my room, wich isn't marked "Cincin
nati," by no means. Heven grant that my dreem
is simply a baseless fabric.
(Wich wuz Postmaster.)
A Natural Ccmosmr. Mr. D. Frank Powell,
the chemist in Dr. Iah'a store, on Faxnbaro strewt,
has in his possession the petrified hock bone of a
horse's leg, which was fonnd by one of the escort
of Professor Marsh. The" bone was fonnd in a
ravine near the Loup Fork, one hundred and fifty
feet lwlow the surface of the ground. What
makes this piece of petrified bone more interes
ting, is the fact that it is tour times as large as
are the similar lmncs of the horses of to-day. and
mnst have belonged toa mammoth animal. Every
protuberance on the bone ia as perfect, and the
whole shape lias been as fully retained as if it
came from the horse bnt a day ago. Prof. Marsh
gave it as his opinion that the bone was millions
of years of age. It was presented to Mr. Powell by
tbe man who first discovered it- It may Ik? seen
at Dr. Ish's store. Oma Bee.
Fnox a city of sixty tbnnsand inhabitants, Se
bastopnlhasberomeashatterrd.rnineil.filth.v'place of tivethonsand; andean who estimate tbneiist,
not in treasure, bnt' in blood and tears, by which
tbe change was effected! It stands to-day bnt a
relic of its former greatness, a battered, rained,
broken memorial of the most stnblmrn defense
ever recorded, of tbe most destructive bombard
ment ever snffered a testimony to the sublime
mnlishneaa of the Rnssian soldier, of whom Napo
leon I. said: "It is not enona-h to kill him: yon
must besides knock bimdown."-Cr-X T. Herald.
A ToCLorsu priest has pnldislml a bonk in
which he tells ns that "the world will come to an
end fa the year 1921. 9 months, 13 days, 3 min
utes, 31 seconds, pins 13 times the seventeenth
part of a rreond after the creation of Mum;
which means in tbe month of July. 13th dar, at
3 minnte. 31 13-17 of a second past 7 o'clock ' in
tbe morning, of the year 1921 of tho Christian
era." Now, if yon are not ready on tbe very dot,
yon can blame uobody bnt yourself.
"AritsoN intimatelv connected with John 8.
C. Abbott," says the Watchman" and Beflecthr;
"assures us, from personal knowledge, that that
prolific antbor never allowed himself to write a
BaracrsDh of his ' Life of Napoleon' without first
Aa ia my old arm-chair I ait,
I mark the clock'a loud bratia
Wlta ear that gladly would forget
How swiftly time ia fleeting.
Of all who knew iu bur tongue.
I think, with inward .hirer.
How aome are dead, and aome are fled.
Aht God alone knows whither t
Beat on. beat on. thou charmed clock
And tellmychildhood'aatory; '
Tbe long doted gates of time unlock.
life's nappy mom restore me t
Give me to near my mother "a voice.
To feel her aweet caressing;
And bid my heart once more rejoice
licaeath a father's blessing.
Beat softly, aonly. gentle clock.
Vor sen, within my chamber.
A little fUy has come to play.
And on my knees to cbraber.
Two tiny arms my booom span.
Two hpa far Liuea battle ;
A voice what tone of living man
Can atir me like its prattle t
Beat on. beat on. tliou rharmed clock, -
Though svrrowa thicken o'er me ;
For to! my tranced eye to mock,
Uy brwtheatood bnjrw mm-
Ah. no! heisnoLia not here.
And minutes vainly tiro on ;
Four sailor bwl ! his bones aro Liitl
At burning Sierre Leone !
BemoraeleM Time 1 how solemn wjve
Thy gloomy wings above me 1
Coalu'st thou not spare her golden hair,
3Iy gentle wife to hire me f
Conld'at thua not leave me one to bind
The streaming wounds of aorruw I
Shall I no balm or ctunfort find
To-day, nor yet tdmorruwf
Beat on, beat on. thon charmed cluck.
Thy ton that 'a never ended!
White to my br-uu strange fancies Buck,
But dimly comprehended;
While living, dead, and things unkuottu,
I view in wild conftulon.
Thy voire of earnest, solemn tune,
GiTre life to luy delusion.
(From tbe National ItrpuUIiun.
Hon. Henry Wilson is a man who never forgets
a promise or a friend. No better illustration of
his character cau bo given than by the narration
of" an incident, well known in the little town of
Natick, where he has so long resided, and when
he is so deeply beloved. Some time iu tho year
IctW, when Mr. Wilson was engaged ill the manu
facture nf shoes, he was accosted by a bright lit
tle fellow of perhaps a dozen years of age, who
earnestly desired employment. The boy was
poorly dressed, and his whole appearance denoted
extreme liovcrty. Mr. Wilson made some inqui
ries of him, and learned that his father was a man
of intemperate habits, who neglected to provide
for and cruelly ill treated his family, aud that tho
buy, whom we will call Rogers, desired to do
what little he could to aid in their snpiwrt. He
was instantly eugaged, and worked faithfully and
cheerfully for several weeks, until he had earned,
what in those days was thought a neat little sum
of money, which to bis poor mother would be of
tho greatest assistance.
When, however, the fondly anticipated "pay
day " came, Rogers was cruelly disappointed by
his father entering the factory and demanding bis
sou's wages of Mr. Wilson, to whom, of course, be
was obliged to arrcile. The father then command
ed his son to return home that night, and left the
Completely crushed by the blow, the boy wept
bitterly, mid liegau his preparation for departing.
While thus engaged, Mr. Wilson approached him'
and said, "Rogers, you have been a good, faith
ful boy, and I am sorry to have you go. If ever
you want a friend, come to me." Then, placing
in his hand the full amount of the wages he hall
already paid the fstber, ho hurried awny before
the boy could reply. The two did uot meet again
for more than twenty years. '
In 18G3, while Sergeant Rogers, of the Ma-
sacliiisctts was serving in the Army of tho Pofo-.
mac. no necanio iietarlieii from Ins regiment.
While plodding wearily along iu the effort to re
gain it, he was passed by a carriage, in which
were two gentlemen; one of them he rcceognizeil
as Senator Wilson. Alittln ashamed of his for- ..
lorn plight, Rogers hung his !ie:irto escai! recog
nition; this movement attracted the atteutiou of
the Senator, who stopped the carriage, and calling
the Sergeant to him. he inquired:
"What regiment do yon belong tof"
" Massachusetts."
"Where is it stationed?"
"I do not know, sir ; I have Wen detached, aud
am trying to find it."
For a moment the Senator srrmed to be trying
to recall his features, and then asked:
"Is not your name RogersP Receiving an af
firmative reply, be exclaimed, "My friend, where
have yon lieen t hese years V nnd the hands of the
Senator and the Sergeant were cordially clasped.
Mr. Wilson's next question was one which mauy,
a poor soldier has heard him ask: "Rogers, do
yon need any money f" "No, Senator; I know
that I look a little rough, bnt I have a few green
backs left yet."
"Well, that ia good. I will see yon again," and,
with a hearty good-bye, the Senator drove on.
The same day Rogers rejoined his regiment.
About a week later hr was summoned to the teqt
of his Colonel ; repairing there be once more found.
Senator Wilson. "Sergeant Rogers," he oaid,J4"
have the pleasure of presenting to you yonr com
mission as Lieutenant in your regiment, aiid if
your future record is as honorable as in the past,
I shall never regret tbe appointment." Utterly
surprised at his good fortune, so entirely unex
pected, the recruit could find no wools to express
his thanks; but his brilliant after career waa a
sufficient proof that the confidence placed in him
was well bestowed, and he will ever remember
with gratitnde the kibdnrM extended to him by
one whose life has been spent in aiding tbe poor,
and in the service of the down-trodden ana op-'
Th Cattas Keaj.
A correspondent of the Fort Wayne Scariarfia'
responsible for the following story: It rmmt
that one of tho Sonthern carpet-bagger cama
across some delicious Robinson Connty-whUky
some tbat bad been mad during tbe war, borle
during tbe war, and aceomnlated dnst oa tba oat
side and a delicious emst on tbe inside. A law
choice kegs const! toted tbe whole lot, and it is-
not sn
.he sent t
plimenfa, and another to Mr. Colfax, his card at-
tacneti. ine laiierseui uacK a note of declina
tion iu rather pointed terms, bnt not the whisky.
Tire enterprising carpet-bagger replied in a meek
opirit, saying tbat he hail understood ft to 'be ex
cellent for the rheiimatlmltut, if Mr. Colrax.
could make no u of it lie ungbt send- it over to.
tbe White Honse, where rVseemea,to meet with
proper appreciation. . i'
A fev days after, the enterprising rarpet-bK-ger
happened to bn at the White Honse. and
thought he wonld make some inquiry. He ag
proarhed Dent confidentially and said : ,
"By tbe way, bow did yon folk enjoy that
Robinson County 'whisky I sent o'verT " '
"Beantifnl!" said the classical door-keeper, aa
be smacked hi lips in recollection of it.
"Well, Colfax sent yon o vtr another keg, dldntt
"Haven't seen it."
"Why, I sent him keg, and he 'seemed to gat'
mail abont it. g I wrote him that be might
send.it over to tbe General, who knew a good!
thing when be tasted it. At the sarae tine, I
mentioned tbat it waa good for rh enmities,"
"Ah, that accounts for it," said. Dent, sadly.
at the thought of losing it. "I bear that taay
have all bwl tbe rbeamatiam dreadfully overm
tbe Vice-President's for the last week or so-"
These occurred recently near Algon'a, Iowa,
very strange freak of lightning. It entered (fee
house at tbe bottom and made total wreck at"
everything fa it except the family of six xwsamaa,
w bo, strange to say, all escaped without iajary.
Even the Ismpbnrners were torn to piece; the
honse was spread apart so that tbe rafters .fell
thrungh, and tbe very beds in which tae'-taasUy
were sleeping were torn to pieces. ;
SoMcaopr wrote repeatedly, to, Gea. easaassfc,
onr Minister to London. aakiBaT far bis iiilimiai.li
The General Is said to have written tbe fe&ow
ing reply: "Sir. I hasten to cosaaly wftk'yW
tbat yea sr an ojuRitlgated nttiswMat' It. C
febeack!" - .,.. -vjT;rf

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