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IVxiMth a dirk Xurcmber nkr,
"With th cold rain fallio- drrarily.
And the bleak wind mooning and tbriekios by.
The wed o'er the land Is cat j
And In the firave-llke fnmnrm the grain doth lie.
Till the weary muntha are jmtt.
In cnrlins Bt Dt fr"T r
And werpms kiea, Itlirtb there;
Urbiirled In the anew, or bare
ToeTery wind that blown:
.And ntht a Own darknoMa, like depalr,
HanS o'er it while it srown.
It crow In npite of cloud and Mat,
And aullen rain Uc-Dln fat.
And snow wreaths thickly o'er it cast.
And thmiderocs, darkening nktca ;
TLe rery trmjieftu roaring pant
Anon a kindlier neflsnn abixirsl &
And warnithandlisfat, the prinR soft
. iin many a iteanieon bUMwwni iwmra
Tlie Imwat f icy orth
.JLimI the erafn, delicate emerald linen,
nruit uj a lairy birth.
Then sunny months. In snift career,
Brim- np the lusty ripened earj
.Ami the gulden lunrt time draws near.
And the rraiHT whets bin Hcytbe;
TflL, on a day, the rich sheares fear
Their shape on the landtcajMi blithe.
Sown in tbe-ohl, dark; ihwlatc iIuta;
Itrajied in the mmshine's nitlhiw blaze;
TJins In the dim and nondrotM way
Of fatw Are the deeds of mm t
Horrow and trial, drfeats and delaya.
Like atonus that soften the grain.
Must test the heart's aMplrin claim;
Hut eyeryjust and noble alio
hall pJu the ordeal clear f bUroe,
AihI In the pininted hour
Bring forth its fruit of ealth or fame.
Of knowledge. widoni, puwr.
Srwt though In days of slootn, the seeds
Of manful toil and grrrviw tlt-rdi.
Of atern wlf aacritire, tliat heeda
Little lhe wolid beheitt; -Curt
out tl hms thought that pilaris
KnonlC now take thy rest,
In the wiuilriof nenrn, the storm of bate.
In tliedarkneKS of hope deferred full late
Through djs when the woiId mIiowm dnrlate,
kluxt idit p tbe ! deeds tlmti hat done:
laithfullylaUr, tatienlly wait,
'J hy work shall aee the sun.
That w hich was nown In the wintry air
Shall hliMKuui aud ni-rn u I-n ski- are fair,
TbtMigli tblito tthnulil be many an anxious cam
Kns the baneKt i gsMirftil in
J Jr tmt tn toil and Meady to lwr-
Tbe bearttliat ii true nhall win.
Select jton.
Mr. Lundy was a peculiar looking man, with a
thin fail', anil long, straight hair, that hu fancied
liev er needed cutting, lie had, at unc tjiiie, bee n
very unfortunate iu lii-i biiMiies; lint, though
luadnriih since by a large legacy, he wax nut lu
:i condition t enjoy it. The fact is Mr. Lumly
SK was :i cotilirnicil hriKichoniliiac.
m Kur nuny cars lira. L linil Mai'il at hnmc
r ami liiiiniiriil hi uhinn, but nn mawn her prut-
ty laug!ilrr uaiit'il tn rh to a iratriius uce.
not for any iliMMtc in iiartic-ular, but ti mi: the
Mdilil ami tin- jiiuiij; folks in it.
Jlelmlil tliirtn, then, cnnifortahly cstablinhiil in
a M-a-MiIe luiti-l. l'nrtwo ilaM.Mr. l.niuly hail
In-i'ii all riht; but yuu tiioniiu hN JMMir Aifu
knew what wmroiiiiiifThy the jiciiiliarHy of his
IihiLs ami uiolions. Her book fell from hur liaml;
v Minnie tnninl juile.
Ili-'u been llihty all tho inntniHg," faiil Mm.
1 "Dear, ilear, M.e hiui whir!. What is it,
"A featlier, my i!ear a fratliir; catih inr;
liolil nic Uou't ou we the viml in bhiwiiig me
merj-tthen:! It willtaUu nieuutto e, ami I
i4iall get aaturatiil , wet through, Mm. Lun
ilv, 1 be yim to catth me; niu me tu jour bon
A net, I hhallliu iafe there. .Iiist-M-elimv fright ful-
. y 1 am TtiRled, tlm ulightcit imiriifair agitate
iiio tbiiniiigbout. I'll rather Iu aintliiuj; than
this; ilu jint mo iu jour Imunet, my dear!"
m " I'll jiut'ymi iii a iunil-Iinut befnru long," mut-
tcrrdthe cLanieratiil uiff, "ifuu cutniisueh
cajien. Come into the lintel, Mr. I.."
I -Coinuiiito the hotel, mailaui, jmi talk as if I
had legs. Did J ou e er -m-o a feather w alk f
Why, I'm lighter' than a snow-drift. I wish I
j-i had a brick in tny hat tokeeji inet'onii. Ah! 1
envy evcrj thing stationary. Ohwno how j
cjuiver, stick a nm iu irn mj dcir, and fa-steu me
to the floor. Is there enough nf me for a penf
I Am 1 a hen-feather, or a ilnck-feather, or w hat I "
i "A pwso-fcathcr, if an thing, Jon tirrMime
mortal!" cried IntnUf. "Iin mck ot your va
garies. First jou're a rat on the roof, mewing
aud keeping everybody awake; then you'ie a
glass bottle full of water, freezing and RiiaMning;
oti'ra anything and over thing but a reasona
ble man. "I'm tired of it."
"Mrs. Lundy, will you have the goodness to
put mo in jour yockrti Squeeze me in your
tecting care. I'm lloatiug singing.)
"Mm alloat, I'm afloat!' ah! what's that!"
"Nothing, Mr. Lumly, but Joe's whip. I call
ed him from the coach-house; lay it on, Joe."
"llut, my loe, my legs."
"Nonsense, Mr. Lundy; lay it on, Joe. leath
ers haven't got legs."
"True, Mrs. L., but they liavo marrow, and
that's what feels. Pray beg Joe to stop."
Just1 then' ran tip little Tommy the only male
liop of the. Lundy family and, strange to ay,
in nU hand he had a handsome hen's feather. A
triumphant smile illuminated the face of Lundy
the lder. ,
"Now, inr 6V.it," he said gravely, taking the
feather in his hand, "I hope you'll belie me.
My child, look ou that feather, audbc thankful;
that was me."
And littlti Tom, chnckling at the idea, ran tip
and down the piazza, repeating, merrily
"l'a was a hiin-feather once; dear me, how
funny." ....
Minnie Xnmlv was captivating; there is no
doubt about that. In pink, blue, white, or green
she looked equally charming. There were rich
men there who would have becu glad to charm
, ; ....... .il ..;!!- mMi illr tn that
Her, anu. uicu m, - v ," , r, -V
extent that they were fools, nd did not know it.
lint it happened that a jonug phjsiciau was
luckier thau them all, ami poorer.
-I must lun e that girl," he said to himself, a
dozen time a day. ami then heartily n i-Jinl t bat
h b-nl a fever. He was very handsome, rrob
"ablv he w Minnie through the back of hishea.1.
for" he was alwajs looking out of the window
"heu she came in, and always blushed violently.
FOnoday Miunie followed her mother into the
narlor. As usual. Dr. Stag was there.
1 "My dear." cried Mrs. Luudy.who h.1 just
come from Iho garden, ".you look excitciL"
i-.. iosoftlv acitated, " we shall hare to leave
InU'pC ,&5S we shall. Father is takingon
terHSlyrsome of the boarders are langhiug
others are shocked." , ..-
"And what iff the freak now, my dear I
"Oh" ne" ' rooster, aud crows until he is
bA erMiohle! And her. we are-not a
duXlynwhe7iea round fnun th. wlndoin
"Mmu-I heanljonspeak of-the-ahem-nocd
of doctor. Excuse my forw ardness-but I
OicSnnio was more beautiful than .v-
"And I am sure we are very muc h oWR
added r 1 mother, "if you can only Wjhm.
The rt sound that struck their n'l
issued from the door, was a grand and sonorous,
"S.0.;.;-," cried K
,er. Gc" ontofmyway, do you notice the
exinserrfmyngsJ Cock-a-doole-.o .
wife, turn-
you stop this
"Trust me, madam," said the yonng man, bit
ing his lips, for the sight was almost too ridicu
lous for his gravity.
"Upon. my word," he continued, addressing
the delndcd man, "what a magnificent creature!
Why, his feathers are a yard long. Where did
yon get such a splendid specimen t Is he Impart
ed ?"
"Cock-a-loo-dle-doo" yelled the human bird,
strutting more thau eter. "That woman has
nothing to do with me, sir nothing at all. I'm
aroosternn myownacconnt cock-a-doo die-do!"
Here the doctor gave orders aside to one of the
tenants, who went away grinning. Then, turn
ing to the rooster, who was by this time red iu
the face with exertion, he said
"I declare it makes my month water to tbiuk
what a capital diuimr that bird would furnish.
Mayi wring his neck, madam? It will takK but
a fw seconds." - .
"No yon don't,"' tried (fie olfler': '"riii'tongh
I'm very tough I'm an old bird, sir not to be
caught with ihaft"."
" llut you are a rooster! what else are yon good
fori" ' "
"Cood to crow, sir; good to crow," and forth
with ensued tin- loudest screech of all, succeeded
by a siimersault, aud a sensation of suffocation.
Another moment, and the servant reappeared
with a dead fowl iu his arms. -
"1 assure you, sir, it had to lie done," said tho
doctor gravely; and Mr. Lundy Tubbed his face
and pinchsd his throat.
"Did you really wring my ueck, sirf " the hy
phthondriac asked graely.
" When you were a rooster, certainly."
"Did 1 dio gamef" a.-Uil the other, with a
manner of solemn importance.
"You did urtiiularly game," replied the doc
tor. "Thauk you sir. If I should happen to turn in
to a rooster again, I shall know where to go.
" I shall be most happy to to w ring jour neck
for yon, sir, on any such interesting occasion."
"Very kind, I'm sure. If jon should ovcrget
into trouble, John Lundy will stand jourfriend.'
"Do yon promise me that, sir!"
"I do, and I never bre.ik my word."
After that, Minnie walkiilin tho ganlen some
times; aud Miunie was not alone not she.
"Hove iolets best," said the doctor to her,
one day.
"And I roM-s."
So Minnie, lieing tliclcat bit Rcntimenlal, quo
ted Plc on joses something about dew. And
the doctor went on Shakxpeare, very bad, indeed,
till somehow, ill some way he never could tell
how nor in what way, (neither could she,) hu
said it.
S-e dictionary for '-it."
'Indeed, I must not li-ten to this," murmured
Minnie, djing to hear it agaiu. "My fathir, if
he knew "
"Would disapprmc, perhaps," cried the young
doctor. "And whvf lliranw 1 :im poor. And
you, too, iierhaps "
"S'o, no; I l o'i know I lueou but"
"Hark! Who calls!"
Kilter Tommy.
"Oh! sis, pa's took again, aud he is going it
"What is it now, dear!" asked Minnie, with
the faio of an angel; but perhaps she wasn't a
little -roM at the Intel ruption.
"Oil! he's a sofa, and ma says, please some
body ct me aud smash hiui nil to bits."
"What shall we dot"' sighed Minnie; "that is
the most ridiculous freak of all."
"Don't, bu.frightciicd.jiiy lui&7 jiaid Jhe .doc
tor. "Tommy, ran right tothcnoiise and' tell
jour mother 1 will Iki thtro ilia few' minutes.
Now, Minnie, thelitis hut one way I know of to
cure your father, at ouee aud for all, ami that is
by gn ing him a sIhh k."
"What! ofeli-ctriiityf"
"No, dear far muru powerfnt than that. You
must go to the little brown house over there, and
be married."
"Oh! never; my father wonld kill me!'
"Does he ever break his word t "
"I never knew- him to."
"All right. He promised me that if I should
ever get into troublu hc(would help he out."
"Did he, really I Then he will."
'llut it is necessary that we give him the
shock first. Delay not," my darling; you shall
regret it."
Of course she went.
"All 1 ask is. that nobody will sit on me, for
I'm cracked. Uesides l'mjnt varnished, and
not quite dry vet. Do, my dtar, stand at tho
door and tell p'coplo as they count iu that I can
not be sat on, or in any way meddled with. I'm
so fiimsily fastened together."
This was the speech that grm'ted Dr. Stag, as
he entered Mr. Luiuly's parlor with Minnie. Mrs.
L. was iu tears.
" Doctor, as soon ns ever I git home, 111 have
that riiliei'lous man tarried directly to tho hos
pital indeed I will," cried tho Mir woman.
"I've borne it long enough, ami I'm. completely
worn out."
"So ami my dear," piped np her husband, "I
expsit I'm second-handed; shouldn't wonder in
tlie least, my legs leel so snasy. l ray, no uni
touch me. Isn't out) roller gone, my dear ! "
" Holler gone your wits are gone. I wish I
w.ns .i man. I'd varnish you in such a way that
you'd never want to lie a sofa again, or any piece
ol luruiturc. '
Tim doctor stood near, gravely considering.
"My dear, you are better as yon are, for I sco
iu the last tivw minutes vou have come out a
beautiful washbowl and pitcher. llut isn't your
nose a little cracked, or do I see awry ! I should
not wonder, for my head is so full of brass tacks.
I think I've snutrd them up my nose. I'm worse
than influenza-"
"Was ever poor creatnre so afflicted!" mur
mured Mrs. Sofa I meau Mrs. Luudy.
"Never, my love. I pretest that if 1 conld be
anything else I would but a sofa I am, and a
poor one at that."
At this moment the doctor sprang forward and
planted himsclCopota. the prostrate body of Mr.
"Capital sofa this," he said, keeping his posi
tion in spite or his victim's struggles.
"Get np I'm cracking In six places. Good
heavens! ron'll ruin me you'll break my back!
Gut np till I'm properly meuded, for pity's sake."
"Upon my wonl," said the doctor, calmly;
"this piece of furniture acts as if it was alive. It
kicks and wiggles aid makes me laugh at its an
tics. What a riilicnlous sofa! "
"I tell yon'm seconit-Iianaeili cncti inony
nacunntlrtac more faintly than before, for one
hundred aud thirty pouuds, dead weight, way no
light infliction. "I'm brass tacked very old
full of cracks one roller gone. Oh ! pray don't
lean your weight ou me."
Ths doctor lifted himself cantionsly. The sofa
gave one deep inspiration. Tho doctor looked
serious. -'
"Are yon sure yon are a sefai "
"Of course I am."
"Then you are no longer Mr. Lnndy ?"
"I am no longer Mr.T.nndy."
"Can you keep a secret f "
"Certainly I can."
"Do von know old Lnndy' danrhtcrT"
"I guess I do."
''Won't yon let on to the. old fellow if I tell
von something!"
"Not if yon say so."
"Welhl harejust married her. Sheamy wife."
OiT went the sofa, like a gun
"Yon yonug rascal!"
"You old sofa!"
" You desperate jouug tuiei:'
" Yon ricketty old sofa, with yonr head full of
brass tacks: Hell yon," eneo. ine t.ocmr, -u
von had not been a feather, and a rjioster, and a
sofa," and the dear knows what, yon'd looked af
tor vonr danghter lietter than yon have. But
come, let's be friends, and tbauk mo for curing
yon. Ytm'Il never bo a hypoenndriac again I'll
take good care of that for you see it's a nice
thing to nave a menicai aaviser iu ine lamuy.
Besides, you promised me onco that if I was in
trouble you'd help me through. Come, come,
let's be quits."
"I e that I can't help myself," said the old
man, gravely; "but I tell yon what, I shall con
sider von a "thief until yon arc able to support
jour wife iu tb style she has been accnstonied
to live."
'And I, sir, shall consider you a sofa, until
von revoke that decision."
It is needless to add; that was the last of the
"Wliat shall we dot" cried the poor
ng to the doctor. " Oh ! sir, can't yo
riilicnlous exhibition t"
Drop. WUec traits sad crlaped lesm !
T tune a not, vf joy tA me i
Throujh tbe rough wind my soul aaib free.
High over wave tliat antumn heaTra.
Sneh qaickrains U in nature's death.
Sacs life in every dyine day
TliertowiDS year hath let her away,
Sinre freedom wanta her parting breath.
I watch the crimson map Umgha,
I know br heart each oaraiaff leaC
Yet would that, like a barren reef. ,
Stripped to the breeze those arms nprwe!
Under tbe flowers mr aoblier beat
Bat come, thou chiliine pall ofanow.
IjcmI be ahotild hear who aleepa below
The jet unended capUTe criea I
I'ado swiftly, then thou lingering year!
TAt wtth Ihe storm vnr eager puwerajt
For chains are broken with the houra,
And freedom walka opuu thy birr.
la trmtiag Beataiaceacea fPrleT Cartwriaal.
We shall not be likely to see in the church
again another Cartwright. Tho railway has
changed the conditions of the growth of society
iu the far West. Iu the 'former days the pioneer
settlements of tin! w ilderoess were a people apart
from the rest of the world. They had very few
of the implements of civilization, and grew up
with their on it habits of thought and speech.
Many of them spun their own wool, wove their
own clutb,cnt out and made their own garments,
built their own houses with axe and saw, and
were indebted to a far-off region for a very scant
supply of material. Such a race of men could
not be otherwise thau hardy and self-reliant.
Both in thtir virtues aud vices, they were with
out disguise.
Among such people, Cartwright wa-sWn aud
reared, aud among theui spent the earlier years
of his ministry. He had the characteristic traits
of the Westera man of his period, but ho had, be
sides these, a most iutcn.se desire to bring his
fellows into subjection to tho gospel of Christ.
His brawn aud courage were held in strict sub
servience to a zeal for human welfare that never
flagged until tho day of his death.
c first encountered Cartwright in 1840. He
was trustee of a college in Illinois, then strug
gling for liffj and sustained by tho persistent cf
lurts of the impoverished preachers, with such
aid as they could draw from their people. Tho
first meeting was characteristic of the old pio
neer. Business was over and ho was telling an
ecdotes of Alley, tho eccentric Tennessee preach
er, whom Cartwright had known well. The au
ditors were iu convulsions of laughter, for the
stories were full of humor, ami told admirably
well. The merry twinkle of Cartwright's eves
w as irrisistibly contagious. It required no effort
ou his part to be humorous; the tun flowed out
spontaneously; mingled with shrewd observa
tions of human life. He hail travelled so much,
had seel, so much, that he could alnavs illustrate
his point bysoiuu incident which had come un
der his notice. Men weru the books he had most
read; besides the Bible and Weslej an standards,
he had read very little else.
Our next meeting was at his own home, in
Sangamon County. Here, on their way to Con
ference, a company of preathers had stopped to
rest ov er Sabbath, It w as a bfond, brick house,
unusually good fur those days, with a spacious
hall running through the center from front to
L.waa-ji-most husui table mansinu:iust
then a MctbodKt Preachers Hotel, where every
ouewnsat his ease ami felt perfectly welcome.
Tlie hall vv as lined with boxes of Methodist books,
enough to set up quite a store. " Uncle Peter,"
as be was familiarly called, believed in Mr. Wes
ley's injunction to "circulate the luniks." Un
lettered hu may in some respects have been, but
he felt that Christian knowledge was the great
need of men, and most energetically spread it
everywhere. He, was off at camp-meeting when
we arrived, and did not make his appearance till
late Sunday afternoon. He had not been at
home tun liunntcs before ie bad the company all
about him, listening to-sittiefretli incidents of
preacher life, in which the grave and humorous
wefe so intermingled that cv en a sickly hermit
could not have helped being n delighted listener.
This man loved bis work, exulted iu it, carried
all through such exhnberant spirit, that labor
was a pleasure to him.
It was worth a long journey to see the caval
cade starting for the scat of tbe Conference at
Springfield ou Monday morning. The preachers
filed tiown the road iu long pnxxsninn, some on
horseback, souie in carriages, and " Uncle l'eter
in an old chaise that looked as if it had seen
j ears aud years of service. His face was radiant
with content and high animal spirits. Iu the
Conference ho .was a king, yet with an associate
in sn ay ov er the body.- There were two Peters
who towered above the rest of their brethern
1'eter Cartwright and Peter Akers. Both were
from Kentucky. Akers was a main of much cul
ture for that early day, for he had been bred to
the law. Polished iu manner, somewhat reticent
during the progress of the Conference business,
the influence of his commanding character was
felt at every point. Before tbe people, especially
iu the great open-air meetings, he exhibited an
oratorical power, the traditions of which still
linger through the State. Cartwright was much
in tho business of the session, enlivened it often
with his humor, and helped it often w ith his un
failing good sense. When asked by a bishop who
wished to repress him, "Brother Cartwright,
don't you think yon are growing iu grace f" ho
answered promptly, "Yes, Bishop, I think I am
in spots." It was Cartwright all over.
We have always thought that his autobio
graphy failed to present a full representation of
me. man. ivaiiirauy netivven luucnou inennii
incidents of his varied life ; he could not speak
himself of his fidelity to bis trnst, of his strong
common sense, of his love for'tho' work to which
his. life was dedicated. The 'world knows him
through his eccentricities; but eccentricities,
alone could never have made a Peter Cartwright.
He lived in the same country with Lincoln,
had been Lincoln's-antagonist iu polities for
while tbe one was a Whig I, as the parties were
classified thirty years ago) the other was a Dem
ocrat. We once beard Cartwright say that "Ab
Lincoln always defended in tbe courts the row
dies who disturbed the camp-meetings." There
had most likely been collisions between them.
They both agreed, however, in the characteristic
an abhorrence of hnman slavery. They both
had come from Kentucky that they might breathe
a freer air, and both left a distinct impression
upon the times in which they lived. Prodigal as
Kentucky has been of great men, she never be
stowed a richer gift upon a sister State than
when she seut to Illinois, at the very beginning
of its civilization, Peter Akers, Peter Cartwright,
and Abraham Lincoln. .V. 1". JSctlodM.
i hi as
Every now and then the mania for autograph
takes a fresh start. Paris is badly attacked by it
just now, and Figaro is actually publishing a
weekly journal st led tho autograph, entirely de
voted to letters from famous bauds, wiitten dnr
iue the war, or tlw reign of Commune. The let
ters are given iu facsimile, being taken off on
stone. Another Paris journal, tbe radical, does
the same thing. Among the celebrities whose
letters have lately been published iu this way.
are Vicar" Hugn, John Stuart Mill, Louis Jlland
Mr. Bredlaugu, aud M. Micbelet, Enthusiasts
are making collections of these treasures, aud for
some little time me rage wit. oe si lev er ueau
TlIKItK is said to be a woman in ths Indiana
State prison, serving ont a sentence for life, who
offers tkH0,(Xi0 to any man w ho w ill marry her and
release her from durance ,vi!e. One heroic indi
vidual w ith the name of Schwartzmillerhas come
forward to sacrifice himself for the sum of $80,
OtW, but tbe Governor of Indiana has been forced
to disappoint his aspirations, as the laws of the
United States contain no provision whereby a
iierson can be released by any snch romantic pro
cess. A happy pair made a choice of the 29th of Feb
ruary as their marriage day, and were reminded
by the officiating clergyman that their silver
wedding could be celebrated in just 100 years.
A Loxnox paper said of Wellington that, for a
man of great ability, be was uncommonly near to
being stupid.
The tiopular majorities by States and the elec
toral majority given to General Grant in the late
national election are realy amazing. From the
Atlantic to tbe Pacific Ocean he carries not only
all the Northern or free States, as contradistin
guished from tbe late slave States, but, with few
exceptions, by unparalleled majorities and, in
some cases, by majorities snrpassin the wildest
dreams of tbe most sanguine republican prophets.
And he carries the supposed mprrgname little
Democratic State of Delaware and mora of tbe
Southern States beyond the Susquehanna than
was expected by tbe Republican Congressional
Committee; and his gains iu the popular vote,
though not so marked, appear to have been as
fcncral throughout the boiith as iu tbe North,
le has from twenty -eigntrtn thirty States of the
thirty-seven of the Union, including the most
powerful and the w eakest, most of the old on-s
and all the joungest. Heajnujil arrant well on, to
a hundred of the electoral rotes he has secured,
and still have a majority of the whole number
of three hundred and Bixty-six. His majority on
the popular vote of the Union will probably ex
ceed half a million, a majority without afreet
dent in the history of the ennntry.
And how are we to account for these extraor
dinary and astounding results! Tho causes may
be briefly summed up as follows, General Grant
is stroug in the affections m:d confidence of the
country, and Mr. Greeley it comparatively vviak.
Tlie administration party w as dieipliiietl, united,
compact, confident ami harmonious iu this great
conflict, 'while the npiiositiuli alliance was dw
rordant, distrustful, divided and demoralized.
The administration of General Grant fumishl a
safe and substantial platform for bis siipoiers,
while that of the opjiosition was a bndgrt of
flickering abstractions. And, lastly, tombing
secession, reconstruction, the Southern Ku-KInx
and the blacks, there was safety with Grant and
danger apprehended with Greeley; nud tit- same
consideration was as forcibly impressed ipon the
conservative hotly of the people in regard to the'
fiuaucial ami bnsiness interests of tho country,
"with all their fluctuations and their vast con
cerns.'' Wo have said that in man.' respects
these Presidential results nf 187J arowitlmnt a
parallel in our political history ; but as a univer
sal political carnival of bauds of music nud min
strels, and log cabins and hard cider, aud vast
multitudes in grotesque pmccst-inus, clearing the
way for a sweeping political revolution in the
election, wo have had no parallel, aad probably
never shall have, for tho Presidential contest of
1840. In that election against the financial blun
ders and disaster's and defalcations and embez
zlements of Van Burcti's administration, and with
the hurrah of "Tippecanoe-anil Tjler, too," of
the twenty-six States of the Union, General Har
rison, ("Old Tiji") carriid all except Alabama,
Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri. New Hamiishiru and
Virginia, which adhered to Van Dtiren; and the
popular majority ol Harrison on less than a two
and half millions aggregate vote was Ufi.OtKI.
And it in tho next Prcsidcatial campaign (1841)
.Mines K. Polk, nominated at a venture by the
Democrats, beat ou the annexation of Texas
and through a chapter of luiky accidents tbe
most iMipular man in the Union of that time
that greatest of American statomeii, Henry Clay.
The Whig party, sorely distrrved at this de
feat of their idol and imhodimcnt, resolved to
fall back upon a popular suldier, and in 1848 tlley
did so in the nomination of General Tavlor
"Old Zack." "Old Konch and I.Vadv." tho "Horo
of Buena Vista" and lie was elected, in conse
quence ol a Dolt ot Van linn u against Cass, in
w hich the "little Van" vvii run as the indepen
dent free'soil candidate, Tniii carrying off'half
the Democracy of this Slate aud giving it to
Ta.vlor by neaily a hundred thousand plurality.
And in that contest, as in 1SH, the vote of New
York, and upon a side issue, settled tho question.
We come next to that very remarkable contest
of lt&, iu which Getieral'Seott, "tho Hereof
Mexico," was the Whig candidate, and General
Pierce, a volunteer under Scott iu his Mexican
campaign, was the Democratic candidate, both
parties occupying tho platform of Henry Clav's
great compromise measures ou the slavery ques
tion of lSoO. The great lxxly of the ptopltvde
siring peace on this question, were iu lavorof
these compromises, while the alxilitiou agitating
elements of the Whig party were dreaded as dis
turbers of this peace. So Pierce, the militiaman,
defeated onr greatest and most distinguished
soldier of that day; aud the defeat of Scott was
so overwhelming as to be positively startling.
Ilerce carried all tho States except Vermont and
Massachusetts in the North, and Kentucky and
Tennessee in the South, and his popular majority
over Scott was two hundred and fourteen thons-
fand, in a total vote of two and a half millions.
rnn tuis crossing defeat the v lug party never
'rallied again, but was rapidly broken np and
tlissolveikjuid its fragments were gathered up a
year or two later, with many Democrats, iu the
new organizations of the Native American or
Know Nothing party and the Kepublicau party.
But the election of lcCi! which promised twenty
years of, unbroken tuner to the Democrats,
turned out a Bull Kiin victory to them full of
disasters to come. Pierce and his party in ihiw
er violated their pleges in the repeal of tho Mis
souri compromise, one of Clay's measures of ik-occ
on slavery, when tho Kepublicau party then
came to the front and from that day down it was
a rapid run for the Southern Democracy into tbe
rebellion on the slavery queMinn.
Is the fate which overtook the old Whig party
the destiny w hich now awaits the Greeley toali
tion, including as its eidy great rlemeut the
Democratic party f From the feeling exhibited
by the Democratic and Liberal organs, there is
uu doubt they consider their defeat a i-rtHlinjr
one. It is shown strongly in the general appeal
ait mifricordiam whith they make to the victors
iu the fight of Tile-slay. We are gratified to nl
serve that in the luaidiiwt of them this appeal
ignores the pilling fear which pretends to dis
cover a damrer to tils lte liuhlic in General Grant's
re-election. It bi5"iiol'imspiaced its reliance on
me. people nmcuecLnyta tiainaxie aim innepeiwens
press. Despite the high belief of others iu the
perpetnatiou of their oft-tlefeated party, it will
uow become a question for the near future
whether the party tu miposJhe Republican in
the next four years will staud under tho olden
Jacksonian banner, plucked out of tbe ashes of
twelve years tlisaster, or toe new one wuicu
flaunted its deceptive folds at Ciucinnati this
year, or whether, it will not find its elements
amougthc very victors of to-day in some such
question as the tariff or the labor question, both
of which are biding their time as National issues.
to break tlowu old party lines as, the issue of tbe
war broke them down at the North. It was by
the merest evasion on both sides that the first of
these was postponed iu this canvass; the eec-
onA may have to wait logger, bnt it is always in J
reserve. As i lerce ami ins party lorgot tueir
promises in the magnitude of their victory, so
the Repnblicons, bliuned hy their success, may
forget theirs with a like result. They are now
donbly responsible fur a magnanimous policy to
the South as well as fur a genuine civil service
reform. A people fully alive to tbe work of their
elected rnlers will watch this with kecnuess. be-
I cause if thai lesson of New York last year means
anytmng, it is mat ine broad nonesty ot tne
people, though ofteu slow to act, feels its power,
and will scatter at need the plans ot tbe politi
cian to the vv inds.
Tn: Most Amiable Max in tbe world, and
1 the politest, is tbe member of Congress," writes a
visitor at Washington. "He dudircs and runs a
good deal, but when he is caught he smiles. Ho
must. The pursuer is on his track, and the uni
versal press is open to every grumbler. This i
the case, to a greater or less extent, in all conn
tries. The representative of the people mast be
polite. If he is not, he dies. The shifts of the
British member of Patliment to escape the fangs
of thehnntelf are innumerable. Nobody knows
where John Bright lives in London. He keeps
the place of his residence a dead secret. His
only known address is the 'Reform Club.' He
goes there, and is sometimes caught there. Bat
when be is out, no mortal mn knows where he
is to be fonnd. 'Ha, says be should be hunted to
death if his lodgings were known. Foor man!"
It is with nations as with individuals, those
wh know the least ot ot tiers, tmnK me mosi oi
.uvvo.a.,..., . rf -
Little raindropa hear them pattert
One ty one:
On the houiie.tpii hear them clatter.
One by one.
Streaming torrents forth descending,
Down from heaven in fury wending.
Like a broad and dashin river,
2tut they come and golorerer!
From tha rocka the aande are wearing
One by one;
Ocean waves around them tearing.
One by one.
Ymi their ancient nlacea ehanrinr
O er the watery biOowa ranging,
Ke.ting here, ami gliding there.
Nor, in motion everywhere.
See, tbe tiny sunbeama dancing.
One by one:
Boond the sphere of earth advancing.
One by one,
Xnw they come and now they go,
Now they hasten to and fro.
Sow together with the right,
Seeds wUcli little handa are sowing
One by oue;
Bunting furth, and slowly growing.
One by one.
Talk and mamnioth trees will atand
Nourished well by Xature'a hand.
Hearing fruit some future day,
Then they'll fade, and pass away.
Oue by one, onr loved unea felt,
One by one:
Death envelopes with iu pall.
One by one.
Earthly plraaures swiftly pasa.
Human wishradie like grass.
And oor hopca built up with yeara
VanUh, mingled with oar teara.
Tliylgh wo all moat fade and die,
Oue b one:
Aud we mourners weep aud sigh,
thie by one.
There's a river, from whose boorne,
lEansnmed travelers ne'er return j
Over that, our lored ours pasted,
We way meet them home at last.
a isai m
Ilia Htadr af AairaUay. aaa PrreUrtiaa as la
Ilia Death A Jlraaa;r lrj.
From """Teel and Saddle.'
Arriving in New Orleans, iu ItSlS, I was soon
ou my way up the Mississippi and Ohio. Among
my fellow-passengers on the steamer was Lieu
tenant Thomas J. Jackson, of the United States
army, who seemed, at first, a remarkably quiet,
reserved, although very intelligent nllicer, and
with whom 1 soon liecime acquainted; for there
is ev cry w here a sort of camcraderie among othcers
of the two services which attracts them to each
other iu a tlovvd nfatruiigurs. Tor several da.vs
tho inland vo.vage continued; and our nights
were partly spent upon tba hurricane-deck of the
steamer, engaged iu conversation. Ono of these
conversations was so peculiar it fixed itself ou
my memory ; and subsequent .events proved it
vv orthy of record ; although I confess 1 hesitate
to pqtiu writing anything which seems to bonier
so nearly on tbe marvelous. .
One clsarstarlignt night, as we glided along
the calm riv er, our conv creation turned upon the
firmament and. its countless orbs that looked
down iiiMiu us. Jackson asked mo if I lud over
been induced to take a flight from tho study of-
iu.ittiiii .nnwumuj, jirjic.icn. ny mi iiavaioui
icrs, into the realms of astrology. I replied that
I had alwajs been interested, more or less, in
tliose maiueinatieal studies required iu nautical
calculations ! nud that, from the exact rules de
manded fur working the v arious problems of the
ephe'meris, I had, sometimes, to acinsc the idle
hours of a sea-life, worked out tbe nativities nf
my shipmates. I had eveu taken Zadkiel's
almanac, and used his rules, but without believ
ing in the eciunccof jiuiicial astrology. Jackson,
however, vva-s not so incredulous; although it
was evident that he had not decided fully within
himself as to .the truth or falsehood of this ex
ploded science.
Bvforn we parted at Pittsburg, a day or two
after this conversation I bail given Jackson the
necessary data for calculating a horoscope; ami.
in the courso of a few months, I received from
him a letter which I preserved, inclosing a
m heme of my nativity. As any one who may
have calculated these schemes by the rules must
know, horoscope uiay'bc interpreted in various
even contradictory terms, by different pernors;
ami this was no exception to the rule. The only
reason I had for remembering it at all was, that
our destinies seemed tn run in parallel lines; aud,
so far, it was remarkable. It was this peculiarity
that caused Jackson to communicate with me,
and the reason why I laid it carefully aside for a
The several plauuts were placed in their res
pective houses abov e and lielow the horizon ; and
Saturn being near the meridian, aud approaching
a square witli the moon, great danger was tobcap
prcbeudrd by the native at the period whrn the
aspect tivcaine complete. Mars also bore a threat
ening asjiect; while Jupiter was below the horizon,
and semi-fextile, which was not altogether un
favorable. There was no trine, and the textile
was weak. Altogether, from the evil asiicct of
the square of Saturn, which threatened an oppo
sition that most dreaded of all the evil aspects
of the heavens the scheme was quite dangerous
and malign. The precise time and nature of the
threatened danger, requiring a second calcula
tion, accompanied the scheme, prognosticating
cnlinination of tho malign aspect within some ten
j ears, or during the first days of May, 1SG3; at
which time tho native ran great risk of life and
fortunes; but. iu rase ho survived the peril, the
ominous iieriod would never again ocenr.
In his letter Jackson says : I have gone over
these calculations several times, a their result is
almost an exact reproduction of my own.
It is clear to me that we shall both lie exposed to
armnmnn dauirerat tlie time indicated." Hav-
ing but little faith in the almost forgotten and
allogtmer repuiiaieu science oi astrology, iwa
little heed of either his schema of nativity or his
letter, rrganling the former as ingenions, but as
merely a proot of an anient ami somewnat en-thiisiitsticU-inpcramcnt;
while I little imagined,
at that time, that the rather unpolished and
rugged exterior of Lieu tenaat Jackson concealed a
character destined to become famous among his
I served iu the army in 131-2-3 until after the
battle ofCbancellorsv illr, participating in all its
important engagements, and, Iho greater part of
ttltt time, rommaillllllga' uu;;imc. ,i. me iwuid
above-named, I was au involuntary witness of an
event which had an important bearing ou the
issne of the war, and whith had been the subject
of prolonged controversy. I refer to the death of
Stonewall Jicksnii. The ciminwtatirr under
which I scqnircd the right to give- testimony in
ti mailer were somewhat remarkablp; and I
here give a full statcuiint of them. The left of
, .t 1! ln mte til. 1,1 tnlf mit !
my1 lingaiie into . m. . ,.." v v.
Chincellorsville; aud, after night bad fallen, I
rode forward, according to my invariable habit,
to inspect my picket line. The moon bad risen,
.,! n.Mialle illuminated the woods. I bemn
my inspection on the right of the picket line,
progressing gradually to tbeleft where I stopped
to rectify the post of a sentinel not far from tbe
plank road. While thus engaged I heard tbe
sound of hoofs from the direction of the enemy's
line, and paused to listen. Soon a cavalcade ap
peared approaching us. Tbe foremost horseman
detached himself from the main body, which halt
ed not far from us, and, riding cantionsly nearer,
seemed to trv to pierce the gloom. He was so
closo to ns that the soldier nearest ine leveled his
rifle for a shot at him: but I forbade him, as I
did not wish to have onr position revealed; and
it wonld have been useless to kill the man, whom
I judged to be a staff.omcer making a recon-
noisance. - . ....
u.rinn j-nmnletrd his observations, this person
rejoined the group iu its rear, and all retutnedat
a gallop. The clatter of hoofs soon ceased to be
audible; and thesilenee of the night was unbro
ken, save by the melancholy cries or the whip
iworwill, which were heard in one continued
i :i in-.n;rit entf? wlisn the horizon was
lighted vid bra sudden flash in the direction of
tbe enemy, encceeded by the weU-known rattie
of a volley of musketry from at least a liattallon.
A second Tolley quickly folldwed tbe first J and 1
heard cries in the same direction. 1 earing that
......... - " -r--- ,,,, u. .at lualitv and
. . " "rueny. m roue ."-i----"""-"
T Ift nrririr. Aim Toae lOTraru uc vu-xuci-
iTOJ -
a group of several persons gathered around a
man lying on the ground, apparently badly
wounded. I saw at once that these were Con
federate officers, aud visions of the Libby began
to flit thmngh my mind; but reflecting that I
was well armed and .nounted, aud that I had on
the grrat coat of a private soldier such as w as
worn by Isith parties, I sat still, regarding the
group iu silence, but prepared to use either my
spurs or my sabre, as occaiiou might demand.
Thesilcnce'was broken by one of the Confeder
ates, who appeared to regard ine with astonish
ment : then, sneakiuir in a tone of authority, ha
ordered me to "ride up there and see what troops
tnose were, indicating lae renel position. . iu
stantlv made a mature of assent, and rode slow I v
intho direction indicated, until ont nf sight of
ine group; men maue a circuit runuii 11, anu re
turned within my own lines. Just as I had ans
wered tho challenge of onr picket the section of
our artillery posted on the plank 'mad began air
ing, and I could plainly hear the grape crashing
through the trees near the snot occupied bv the
'grand of Confederate olSf cxs.-
Afputii u lormiga aucrwnru a saw a nicumoiiit
newspaper at the camp at Falmouth, in which
were detailed the circumstances of tho death of
Stonewall Jackson. These left no doubt in my
mind that tbe person I had seen lying on the
ground was that officer, and that his singular
prediction mentioned previously hadlfen ver
ified. The following is an extract from the
newspaper account :
"General Jackson, having gone some distance
in front of his line on Satnnhiy evening, wasj re
turning aliont 8 o'clock, attended by his staff.
The cavalcade was, iu darkness, mistaken for a
body of the enemy's cavalry, and tirtsl on hy a
regiment of his own corps." Then, after detail
ing what took place after tho General fell from
his horse, the account proceeds: "Tim turnpike
was utterly descrti-d, with the exception of Cap
tains Wilbourn and Wynii; b'lt fti.thc skirting
of thicket on the left, some person was observed
by the side of the wood,' hitting tin his horse
inotinnless and silent. The unknown individual
was clad in a dark dress, w hich strongly repre
sented the federal uniform, but it seemed iiiinos-.
sible that he conld have penetrated tn that sjhiL
witliuut' oeing tllscovered, and wliat followed
srcmisl to preve that he belongisl to tho Confed
erates. Captain Wilbourn directed him to ride
up there and seo what troops these were the
men who tired tm Jackson ami tbe stranger
rodu slowly in the direction pointed nut, but
never returned any answer. Who this silent
personage was is left to posterity," etc.
Jackson s iieatn liannctieil in strange coinci-'
deuce with his huroscopic prediction made jcars
iK-toro; liur tlie coincidence was. X believe, mere
ly fort nitons, and I mention it here only to show
wn.ll mysterious "giviugs out'- we souietiuies ex
perience iu life.
leai a
Heme ef tbe Qerer Tillage la be Hcrm in Jler
noaaeni. You are struck by the great number of children
everywhere here. Some houses alisolutely over
flowing vv ith them ; some tables are einbow ercd
iu "oliv e branches." The different sets get along
very well together generally, but that is little
wonder, after the miracle of agreemeut between
the mothers. Polygamy does not soeui to spare
women the cares.of maternity. I kuow a Mor
mon household in which two luiddle.'iged wives
count about .two dozen children between them.
I took two little fair-haired girls fur twins, and
they were a sort of lMiIygamic twins, born almost
at the same time, in tho same house, of different
mothers. It seems to me that the children here
iln-not look as bHppy.a.vtl bright as iu our tovvitx:
I fancy that thu little girls at least, have some
thing of the subdued, repressed hxik of their
mothers. But some few of then, are pretty, slid
nearly all neatly and comfortably dressed. I
hear that they have very good schools, and are
under gissl discipline at home, answering to the
roll-call at night, and duly honoring their father
and their mothers.
Many Mormon wives nra sisters, and it Is said
they get along quite harmoniously. Tho very
nature of women serins to lie changed here, ami
turned upside down anil inside out. An intelli
gent "first wife" told a Gentile tieighlwr that
the only wicked feeliug she had aliont her hus
band taking a secuud wifo was that he did not
take her sister, vv ho wanted hiui, or rat her a share
iu him. She would have liked to have kept the
pmperty in tho family. I saw, the other dav. a
I pair of young Wives, sisters, walking baud iu-
nanu, nrcsseti aiiKo in every particular, of tlie
same height and complexion, aud of the same ap
parent age indeed, looking so exactly alike, that
it was almost a case of mitigated bigamy. It
lunst seem queer, even to them, to say "our. hus
band," as they used to say "our piano" or our
' pony."
The most singular and unnatural marriages
here are those of men with their wives' mothers.
These are not unfrequeut. It strikes me this is
a seditions plot against immemorial domestic
authority, the roost ancient court nf feminine ap
pealthat it is an attempt to do away with
mothers-in-law. When young wives are" taken
tbe three or four or five do not always lieeome
uuo flesh, there is sometimes rebellion aud even
hostility on the part of the old wife. Occasion
ally a husband objects to having even a second
wife imposed on him. I heard of oue tbe other
lay who, thongh he finally submitted to the
command of the imiierial llrigham that he should
take and provide for a certain poor woman" a
lone, lorne crctur" declared that he conldn't
" bear her" and at once put her away on a ranch
forty miles from town pensioned and pastured
hex ont. Grnee Grrtntnod, fn X. V. Time.
A .f laaree) at tbe Sfeaalalas.
Tlie patriach of the North Fork received us
with a hospitality not perhaps so original aud
Cictnresqne as that of tbe man of the mountains,
nt with equal frankness and cordiality, aud in
a home whose' architecture and' appliances indi
cated Its nroplnrlnitr to a good graded tiirnnike.
He too Was surrounded with stalwart sous and
buxom danghters,and his household was crowned
with a substantial, smiling wife,, which gives
things an air of comfort not otherwise attaina
ble. Adam Karrhas- also seen something or 'the
world. Having driven cattle iu his youth, he.
uo 1CVUOCVOUH9 BUU Mimuin, Wi BUIIIITJ viaus
to tbe lowland towns, and Iierhaps hail been
even as far as Baltimore. But these were among
the vanities of his youth, 'and left little or no
impress) on bis manners or character. With a
fine, genial, bouest nature as a foundation, he
bad grown up, tbe hnman product of his adjacent
mouutaius and meadows. The lord proprietor of
some two thousand acres of rocks and forest, ly
ing nt all angles between a perpendicular and a
nlain. lie wasa mighty hunter of deer, and could
tell bear stories to compete with Mcehsch Brow
ning. Five flint-loCk rides' of different calibres
and patterns stood behind his chamber door
percussion be despised as an innovation while
skins and antler adorned his hall in true baro
nial fashiou. Tbe tierce glitter of his rye ana
iron steadiness of his arm as bo bandied one of
those huutiug-pieces, of length and weight to
crush a dandy sportsmen; bis bare, bonry feet
impatient or suoes, except on ceremonious occa
sions; tberndesiinplicity of his speech, occasion
ally startling by its directness all savored of
the mountains, savage and rock-nbbed. But his
estate was also euriehed with several handsome
strip of riretrnottom, whose fertility reminded
one of tbe Mootfield country.
PncEBE Catrr says, in a memoir of her sister
Alice, iiubliabed in tbe ladle BeiootUoni: '
"If in her mortal life she ever felt any deeper
or notier aneeiion man mat ior ner KiiMirea, ex
cept In. dream of poesy, she rolled the stone over
the mouth of its dead sepulchre, and sealed it
witb everlasting alienee. Among tbe. tilings now
hallowed by ber use there Was not left asinfle reKe
which conld reveal snch secret. Not a picture,
not a written line, not even a withered flower.
Ut say she bad loved or been beloved. And o,
knowing mere was one cuamoer in ner uean
kept by ber always as a safe and secret sanctu
ary, mine is surely not- tbs hand to lift from' it
now the solemn and eternal curtain of the past.
Mn-TAETOX says there is a tradition inVir
gini that Mrs. George Washington wasa little
L.,.;t;i;n:trnal diaeottne fi. thnatrle
UTl 1Q OCr lCU;a) - ...?. iVOkHHianiV-
l55a - C - '
All along the Susquehanna
VaTea the Grant and WiLion tanner.
And we hear the !md htManua
Ethoing through tbe Laud once mure.
For the freemen Mtan.l alert in
Pennsylraiiia, called "uurertaui."
And they etep before the CVrf.t
At the nation'a long encore I
From Ohio come more thunder.
And the Hliberals,"dnmb with wonder.
See old nartiea rent asunder. fc
. iejtrrf
Jit. K"1
Though tbe "liberal egg was hatched tkenC- - '
And the hTSrid'a blanket hatched there
They were bravely nrermalehed there '
When the voters "freed; their mind." ,
Xnrth Carolina told a atory
That reTlved the old lime gl"ry.
HI '"!
WliPfl hP brsf.nl f..nht t
t the Tory
Am! the lurman fmni alar.
1-1 . aL.l . ..-- v. -
Till the Lb Llut iUtm wen- nn&iWrrt. V T " l
AVhilr thf Mot's UtrU wcrt curalxxml , .-, ..( , -
I.jthXot(hCtin,hnaLir. '
In Vmui'iit tutin!ity rloru f .,
Dfbrr Mttmrt liuvrMoVr ifA, ' ii ' x.fi ,
While Uirirw .i U tirm nhtut. lfr u ,J .,.if! v
And our rati c.n nYr W tUrL.
Tlij- bate tuusht aaint all tiiarrrr, 1t l. a
Lilian Allrn Uajjht tlini Unite r. -V"1110
AU4 JolmanOIiaDraMarlv..'' :iijfi. a..
Aatlieaimappntred em' in'trnipg.
All the .) tronv Maine adorning;
t.mie to Horace wont, of wanitu
.-; .'mm: .u it
Frtici An.ui:.MtL tatlL.iM-r t i i't 1r MVit.4
SwirW. tbVJkVf'r nt i A writ Jft'LB Dl,d V
2'r rnrharmsetlhlarmuiaf i . ,? m. iqmi
As 'twa fundi) hoped thiy"d be'.
Wlthsiirli virtorieft to remember. . '. i , utnt
lta!.rayinXnTemtrr " -' "l"!'
Tiiut nut the d) ing eiliUer .. -buibtlUii
lirthr-liurnil lire" Hut dar. . ..
Illdtimei-rieialecanootlutrioded ' pi" "
And Ihelr-ttdttl wave U fiir'led ' m
From CrtbeCed Vi'h'n'H'Mlljj, ' ' i"W t i
A.MICDOTi: OI-' P III I.I f MKH., .. J
lsv ow j. ,. KnnxKV. ' ' "
v ' ii t ' id I
What a mind of incident issucli a life as tliat,
of William 11. Reward! Ifoilics'nt a time whsii
at least one of his theories is prartlcalizisl. Ho'
has been pleading for reconciliation for if long'
time, ami he dietv iu the uiiilnt ufrueoucjliatiuu.
The adv anccd anf i-slav cry It ader, ho has alwaySj
beeu one of the most miHlcratc and ro'iiclliatory
of men. In ltfUMil, after Mr. Iatieolns'elc'fti()n,J
Jlr. Sevvnnl was distiugiiUbeil for his etloHsi to'
keep I he peace lietvvciu thescetious. TboSoutb-t.
ern men were violent. Wigfall thundered his
anathemas; Midell as satirical; Toombs, was
tbriateiiing; Mason vv.is dictatorial: but obedi
ent to Mr. Seward's counsel, tho IZi-piibliraus,
having won the administration of tho govern-
inent, were generally silent. Andrew Johus-m,
a Democrat, broke the lnvmls In lli-ccnilicr of"
IcHJl, and again iu IVhruary of lctil, and bold
lieu. Wade, of Ohio, answered Iho, SoutliJa tho
iiercest rhetoric. Mr. Lincoln Mirjirised cvery
Inslv by a visit to tho hall nf Congress ou" the 23d
and -Mtli of rebruary. lstil, iu eompHny with Mr.
Seward, then kmivvu to bu his Secretary of ejtate,
and the exceeding mililues. of bis inaugural adt
dress tho succeeding inauguraljon speech of
March 4th vv as tiuilnnlitcdly inspireil by Mri'Scvi'-'
aril's conn-el. He knew "at all early date 'that
Mr. Lincoln's life was threatened; hclud,a,iU
foretaste of the conspiracy which, tour years af
ter, in April, WGS, killed Mr. Lincoln, nud came
near killing him ; and hi rfflirr was to ward off
the blow that liually ami fatally fell. ltiaueU
rfous. romioeiit uf the time. tliat. thu geuerurui
aad magnanimous men of the first real ICcpuhli-.
can administration of tho government should1
have been the first otUcial victims nf tliepro-l a
very fanatics. Had l.ineolu livml the whole cUr- j
rent of legislation would havo Iieen differeut., 1
am disposed to lK-Iiev6 that his death did not s
force more vigorous measures, though A'uilrew
Johnson was a sad supplement, in itself, file oif-i
fcred much nud lost all to thob'outli, and hamsdo
a rigid rtcoiiHtnictioii su uccessary that oven tho
men who complained of it most no longer deny'"
that it was justified. t' -e.'ul
I heaid uu anecdote of Mr. Sevva,rd'a patient -temperament,
a few days ago, that, deserve men
tion. In June of IcSfi, after 1'restuii S. 'Brooks '
committed bis brutal assanlt'ou Chntles Sitnfher,
Mrs. Ktuard km, exceedingly anxious for tb-
safety of her husbund, and adv iscd Jjim to, Jini-i
tcct himself. " Well, my dcar" vv as hia ansvv er,
"what shall I dof I am a man of peace; 1 never
reply to personal attacks; bow am I to defend i
myself! ShallT go to'the Senate with a'mnskct
or rille on my shoulder! If I use-pistol-1 anv
surojou will not ask, me toshout aiibodyjwtitlt-.
out notice. You say uo. Well, then, it will b
my duty, if I carry revolvers, to lay them ou'rn'y" '
seuatoiial desk, so that all men may see thatr '
am ready to kill anybody at a moment' metlceU w
I think this is my best w capon," bv said, svjho.at
closed the Interview, and picked up the whip hi
rarrirdasa sort of metapriorical help to the old:
burse that carried him tu tbe Capitol. ' ' -' "- '
lie goes hence to the mysterious world, while' '
Thurlow Weed, bis devoted chief, is dying, aud,
while the house of Horace Greeley, bis early ad
vocate, is stricken with unsiieakable' wot'.Tjo.
the "human ocean " move on. Like tbe.ctvru,-,
al sea itself its current is perpetual, though mil
lions live on its bosom and perish in its depths! - - "
-e . iP. 'a. i - an
Abaal ererrtainw. a
Tlie Old Man of the Jen, Iu thai "Arabians)
Mghtu' entertainment is n lunnstec which ,
Siuban eiicouuteietl on bis fifth voyage. The., t,
feilow got upon the shoulder of I llu sailor and Vei
fusetl to get olf, and thu be was obliged to i-aray "3
himfor.a longtime.. Ilcncu the Uxta UiiowtuariKs
ed tti indicate oue whor.uinut begitrul,uC bin-, it
bail nt last disposed or tho Old Man of Ihe'&jfuj "V
getting him drunk. 't"tis.ti n tul JgifiCOJ
Orlando or KoJauilowiirda tvcotAxMA-ffitirf
andal," said to fiewi nained"froni',tUq" Kreticji",
phrase signifying iV hird a the d'evil." f XtUSv1
he was mortally wounrled IiffMrfitkaroek irttri "'
it with such force a to cleave the reck in twain; taO
bnt tho blade was nnlnjured. v ,- , ,t
"Mason and Dixon's linc'Li a name giveit lui
the Isiundary between MaryLintT. on thu ni'tlt '
and' Pennsylvania on th north. It t In'latitiule
39de(r43mirL,UC3ec. IthiW derived Uu prin
cipal imiwrtancc from itebeiug ibebdividing lins
iu the old States between, fjcedgm.uud slavery.-.
It wa run In 17C3-C7. - - -f' -
Mackinaw -was Jbrnierly spelled "Miclriliruacki
Inac." It is au Indian wen) signifying grunt.
place for turtles and was probably named by the
aborigines, aenrdins tn their 'nsnal' enstnm. tii -
I designate It chief anil' prominent -peculiarity.
r ormeriy im as ot. importance, as a muttaryata-
lion, dui it uas now liecorue lnsiguincant.
Aaelber Babr Hatraeirr.
Tbe Shelby (O.) -Voci says: There exists, about
three and a half mile north of Shelby,- a cnrlosi
ty almost a great M'the double child of Morrow
County. It i a child about eight year old, the .
body of which ha never grown, and it brad on
ly tho first year after if birth. The head, how.
ever, is very large, weighing much more than Iu
body perhaps tweoty-nveporrnds atone: It cau-
bot walk or spealt, bnt give evidence of iutelli
gence. It take food in the usual wanner, hav
ing had it iirst teeth cut, which havo betu ucj
ceeded by others. Its health has generally heed
goou. auu exuious iiYininess in -iin a,.-"-
.11.. .tA trlinn Sn t,1th .eut-it is sji heritra'afl a
chi'ld two ear old. The parents, Jame..mt
Jane Powell, are aged about forty years, and nor
canse has or can be assigned by'them for twa
.trange phenomenon, unlet it eonJd be traced t
tbe small-pox, which tbe mother bul during thas
period of gestation. Tbo parents have W?a"n7 ;
ylen asked t permit the ehild U be sbilitctl,r
but they hare refused U such leqncst., .
AS afflicted patmuof intelligence oficMihna'
mvesventtohis emotion! f tarpastly std.cit-
ed-A person of ciilture and . . . .
presKfe at tlie Kiicueii "- . : , - - :
two in familv. Salarj-, whatev er such a .upenor
mortal jCOUlddeigu to ask ,
A Connecticut aroatenr farmer swing the
.vlhewUb"ne Land and bears ab.ft.hl trnstjr
StelU 'witSthe oMr ,We debtor, ire said
to situiHin the fence and watch him with un
ielfish iaterest,'and even-the; pbtato; lmpdrop
Ibeirtoplemenuof toil to watch tha enerjetlo'

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