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- -S-1 S --3SUV-K ' f Z-X I 1 SOL. 3IILIEB, EDITOR AND PUBUSHER. THE CONS'HTUTIOH' ASD THE TJMIOH". TEBMS-S2.00 PER ANNUM, IN AD-VANCE. VOLUME XVII.--yUMBER 6.1 Choice i0ftrg. XISAKTHSOnOEOUBS. sr a. r. waua. fcotfiM the Mlbor.J I .otie fed u I could We All trve of nwakiad from eartn A. If 'iwer- tob j to "ft.,. To thlik lht etrtb hW to ao Wr, & beautiful and brifbt a tblnx; TUX MUw ilwoM S rorth 1 wr dyetoaeMrfirko - Bow much Cod uf lor eta blea Hew derp their debt of thauifuloea. Ttc xe tie qb pi down, and light like tofdt ut jJd poured on tbc ky "Wbrn erery tree and flower waa bright. And every paU waa teatlnc high. And the full - waa fnaliin j Iotb. And loociuj: for IU Inwue bive And thcu, wbea no would auar. If erer. To tie bl;b botuea of tbonfbt and aoal Wb?o life a dr jrmding tie abonld MTer, Asd the free apirit aporn Cfmtrol Tbeo fcate X ren, (bl bow mr cheek If borniof wttb th. abame I ferC Tbat troth ia Id the word I apeak.) Tf em mr fellow -creatorra ateal Away U their oDbailow d miilb, A if tb revflriea of earth Wc-re all that they cmld feel or ahare, Aod glorloaa be ro. were acarcely worth Tbcir paaUof notice or their care. Tre uW I waa a worshipper At wotnan'a abritie et cwrU there, found uawrthiDraif thought i Aod w hen 1 deem d I fust bd caught The nUmnre f Uet My llht Which makea earth brautifuJ aud bright When eje of Are their JLubea aent. And nay Iijm louked eloquent Oh! 1 hare tum'd and wet, M find IVdwIU It all a tntlm nua-1 I wn In one of the hijb lialla. Where ceolua brratbeii iu aculptnr'd atonej Where -ha.ird libt in aollnrM UlU On DciTd beanty-Tbey were pm, Wbone heart of lire and bund v( aUll Bad wrought amb painer but thry apoke To ne in erery ftwtare still; And fn-fth lip breath d. aod dark eyes woke. And crioiMn cht-eka duidiet cIotu;ly To life and motion. 1 had knelt And wept with Alary at tbe tree . Where Jvaus nuff. red Z bad felt ' The warn blood runhine U niy brow. At the atern buffet t the Jew Had een tbe God of clt'ty bow, And blt-ed for atna ne never knew And I had wept. I thoocbt that all Mutt feel like me and when there came A utranfer, bright and beautiful. With trp of grace, and eye of flame; And tone and look wt awrelly blent. To make ber presence eloquent. Oh, then I U.k'd for tears! Weatood R fore the scene f Calvary I aaw tbe pierciDC apear the blood The pall the writhe of aenny X aaw his anntrinj lips in prayer: "Father, ftrivethem!" all waa there. I tarn 'd, in bitternenaof aouL And spoke of J run. I had thought Her feelings would refuse c tut ml; For winuan'a heart. 1 knew, waa fraught With ciuhinc ay mpathie. She gax d A momenf m"tt carrltly, Jlnd eoldlv curl d ber lip, and prals'd Tbe blcn prleat'a garmnit! Could it be, That look waa meant, dear Lord, for thee I Oh! what Is woman what her smile Her Ilpa of lore her ey e of light What la she, if her lipe revile The lowly Jesua t Lore may write IIU name upon ber mirble brow. And linger in ber cnrla of jt The Hpht pnnfi flower may acarcely bow Beneath her tep, and yet and yet Without that nirekrr crace, ahe II be A lighter thing than Tanity. JWcrt Jtotir. JOHN HILL, alias NIXON CUBBY; OR,- TUE YICTIM OF CIBCUMSTANCES. ATSUZEXETCH OF SEAL VOZ XS ABKAJI8A5. "AipmiK tbetrnft friradtof tbe ptopI, of ,11 tn th, prrstnt Oareotion, uaj b nimrd Jfho Hill, of St. Fru ci IIU energy, eloquence, and courage, fully entitle bin t the proud poution be bold., and. we trust, will lone ra tlin, that of leader of the Arhanaaa Democracy.' LtftU Koek OalfUf im CAe ifayf o ta Oonwntton. "Bloodt Arrrur. A deaperate rencontre ocenrred laat week, in St. Francis. Two dittinguiahed citizens fee killed, and three other, dangerously wounded. The dit&eully resulted from an attempt to arrest John HlILa member of tbe Laat Legislature, and formerly of the Sut T-oureDtloa, who, as It is alleged, ia the notorious robber Nixon Curry, that committed such atrocities fifteen years are. in the mountains of Carolina. LutU Bock QuO. of Jfay. 1640. We hve given the prevlnrta extracts from the Wet and mmt rrs'xctalile journal of Arkansas, in order to eatisfy erry reader, that the follow injr, narrative, extraordinary as some of iu inci "" n'ay l,rr. I"' tine of fiction. In deed, while relating genuine events, and naint ang true scenes, ire Iiae ln especially careful to avoid all viiid colors. Should this short sketch, br any chance, reach the forrsU of Ar kansas, the people there will deem its descrip tions tame iu comparison with the deeds of the man! The writer, who has resided long on the frontier, has uo use fur fancy in portraying its -exciting life. Simple memory will sere him "Very well. Aliout setenly teaiaago, there lived in Iredell Connty, North Carolina, a Presbyterian preach er, by tbe name of Curry. He a man in ea sy cirrmnMances, of irreproachable character, and hawnga large family of promising sous aud -daughters. Among these, tbe favorite was Nix on, distinguished, when a boy. fur his fearless courage and the tenderness of his heart alike. lie seems, from ereral anecdotes of his earlv a)K,toha"veleeua child of intense earnestnefa i and passion. When only six jears of age, he had a combat at school with the bullr of the play-ground, nearly twice his own -weight, and after suffering drtalfnlly tt last achieved victo rj.doeslmost'eutitely to the sheer power of his endurance. From the time he was six years old, that is to say, from tbe first session be attended in the country school house, had Nixnu Curry been in love. His idol was a little girl of the same age, and under tbe tuition of the same master. The attachment apears to have been mutual from the commencement. They stood np in one class, and always managed to stand together. Dnriug the hoars of recess, when the other juveniles were amnsing themselves with boisterous sports, the precocious lovers would wander amidst leafy groves, or by the mossy margins of silver rills. For ever, to eternitv. and whenever the soft spell of first love mmsL it .hrinirs with it the hright spirit of poetry, scattering thick-starred ! ""'us no iiivine visiuus ui uvavuty mei it things. Even then they, exchanged pledges, and discoursed iu sweet, sinless whispera of their fn tnre bridal. Aod thns they grew up into one deliciona iden tity of fancy and of feeling. Their biaa for each other's society, while children, caused no partic ular remark. Such attachments are common be tween tbejnnthof opposite sexes in tbe conn try, and as usual, terminate abruptly, on arriv lnR at mature years. Far different, however, "as the case with Nixon Curry and Luev Gor don. Their passion became ao evident at fifteen, that all further intercourse was forbidden by her parents amongthe wealthiest aristocracy of Carolina. Then followed stolen meetings by ar-iiKbt, firmer vows and wilder Jove, wnicn lin.11.. . a 1 y.. s.lillrM ' "ways increases in proportion to ttt crosses, ana i ana oegsn a ierocions ...j." - ..-- I'ke the tree of Lebanon, sends down Ha deepest endeavored to escape, cryintf out in tones or be, m-'ts into the heart, the more it U shaken by , seeching horror: "For God a sake, cease! Hill, Stum, I rinn't rnn Irnsv mat Toor friend. MOM! ate- e endeavoring to force her into the arm of till finally, he threw-bia band to bta belt, ana another, she fled with tbe lover of her childhood, i clutched a ptatel. And then Howard. i Wood They were pursued overtaken ; and Nixon Cur-1 boiled, and he resolved to light for bis lite, no ryhot his rival and onoof tbe proud Gordons waa of aa powerful a frame as tbe otnerjtae on dead on the apot, aud then escaped with his ly person in all Arkansas to be compared witn hnde, although hotly chased by more men, and , the desperado in physical strength. found an asylum in the" Alleghany Mountains, I Howard e-rasped the barrel of the PMWI "ear the source of the Catawba. Here, under ' Hill cooked it, and tbe weapon exploded in their the plea of necessity, he embraced the profession t bands without Injury. Once more they clinched, of a robber, and rendered fats name famous by i and the most dreadfal straggle enaued ever wit the nnmber and astonishing boldneas ef bis . I naaied in the Wart. TsWadvwtage shifted ftom ploita. We may record it, not aa a matter of merit, -perhaps, bat fur tbe sake of historical troth tuattbeyoathful bandit waa never known to perpetrate any deed of murder fur tbe pur pose of plunder, though be did several U avoid arrest. At length the rumor of his daring felo nies oeaaed suddenly, and, notwithstanding a re ward of five thousand dollar waa offered for his apprehension by the Governor of tbe State, be waa beard of no more iu North Carolina. At the first settlement of the fertile delta, bor dering on the 8t Francis, there came an emi grant who called himself John Hill, and who succeeded in acquiring universal popularity. Al though of moderate means, be waa sober, indus trioas, generona, and hospitable; and such con tinued to be bis character, in tbe new country of bia adoption, for twelve successive Tears. Dar ing aU taaa loss period, Im never had s personal difficulty or quarrel with any hnman being; and yet everybody waa satisfied that such a peaceful lifn, singular for that latitude, was not owing to a waut of courage, or deficiency in power to per form good service, in any sort of battle-field; for of all bear-hunters that ever pierced the jungles of cane in "the great swamp,b or descended by torchlight into the'dsrk caves of the Ozark Mountains, be was celebrated as the most featv less, - He wa repeatedly elected to the Territorial Legislature, wbsre be distinguished himself by a strung, impassioned eloquence, as a chief leader in the Democratic ranks. He was next, as we hate already seen, a member of the Convention that formed tun State Constitution; and was elected again the ensuing year to represent the County in the Senate of Arkansas. At Ibis period commenced his second series of misfortunes. Hill's nearest ueighbors were the Strongs, four brothers of considerable wealth, more ambition, and, if we may borrow the phraso of the country, "famous fighters. Not withstanding their character was so dissimilar from that of the pacific "bear bnnter," a close aud cordial intimac grew up between them; and Hill, in an nnguardrd moment, made tlio eldest brol her, George, a coufidaut as to the se crets of his pre ious history. It happened that this same George conceived a violent detire for political distinction, and n-qnested Hill to re sign his seat in the Senate in the illiberal friend's favor. Hill refused, and tbe Strongs conspired for a terrible revenge. Writing back to Caroli na, they procured it copy of the reward ottered for the arrest of Nixon Curry, the far famed rub ber; aud then collecting a arty of a dozen des perate men, they attempted to capture Hill in his owu house. The latter bad always gone armed with an enormous double-barrelled shot gun, two long nlle pistols, and a knife so heaty, thai few hands beside his owu could wield it. Tbe aMsault of the Strongs proved horrible to theinacK ea. Hill.killrd two of the brothers, and dangerously nomuledfive of their friends, escap ing himself nnhiirt, although more than twenty rounds of ball and buckshot were aimed at his breast. 1 he excitement resulting from the affair was boundless. A requisition came tin from the exe cutive of Carolina, demanding the surrender of Nixon Curry. The Governor of Arkansas pub lished an additional reward for t lie arrest of John Hill; and thus betwixt the two fires, the ic 1 1 in's chance seemed ierfectly hopeleis. Hill's conduct iu this crisis was prompt and fearless as ever. Packiug np hastily,heset nut with his wife and children iu a common moving wagon, for Upper Arkansas, w here he knew of a band of des'ieradoes that he believed would pro tect him. He was overhauled at Conway Court House by two hundred men in pursuit, all thor oughly armed, aud some of them renowned "tighter." Hill saw their approach on the dis tant prairie, and with his dreadful double-barrel that sure death-dealer to either mau or beast, within the range of two hundred yards iustautly marched to meet his foes. This iucred ihln bravery, joined to the fear before inspired by his desperation, affected the advancing troops with" such an unaccountable panic, that tho whole two hundred sought safety iu a disgrace fully rapid flight. Several other attempts were mule to capture the dangerous outlaw, all alike endiug in either ludicrous or bloody failures. In tbe meantime. Hill's character and condnct underwent a com plete change. Forced to be always on the look out, aud, therefore, unable to follow any steady business iu order to support his family, he resort ed to tbe gaming table. He learned also to in dulge in the fiery stimulus of anient drink, and bis disposition, necessarily soured by recent events, became quarrelsome in the extreme. Perhaps there net er waa a man, excepting only that Napoleon of duellists, Jams Bowie, who waa so heartily dreaded. I have myself seen persons of undoubted courage turn deadly pale merely at tbe appearance of Hill's gigantic form, broadly belted and bristling with pistols. He was waylaid aud shot at, a number of times, yet still he escaped withont a scar. But this could be considered no wonder; for even brave men's bands shook when they aaw him, and shaking men generally make very poor shots. During the September term, 143. of the Cir cuit Court for Pope County, iu which Hill resid ed, he got out of bed one morning, uncommonly gloomy, and, while at the breakfast table, sud denly burst into tears. "What ia tbe matter, my de.irf " asked Lncy, that-beautiful Lncy, who had formerly left her wealthy home in North Carolina for the robber aud the robber's cave. "I have had a dreadful dream," said the hns band, shuddering at the recollection; "I saw George Strong in my dream, and he kissed me with his pale lips, that burnt like fire, and smelt ed of sulphur, lam snre I shall die before sun set." "Then do not go to Conrt, to-day," said his wife, in acceuts of earnest entreaty. 'Hut I will," replied the hualiand, firmly. "When "a man's time is come, he cannot bide from death; besides, it wonld be the act of a coward to do so, if one possesses the power." Then addressing his son, a fine, intelligent hoy of thirteen, he continued "Hill, yon see my gun," pointing his finger, as he spoke, to the great double-barrel banging on buck boms over the door; "practice with that every morning, and the day you are sixteen, shoot the loads of both'barrels 'into tbe man who will this day kill vour father." "Youder comes Mose Howard; be will protect you, pa," r marked nary, inn s youngest itaugn ter, a lovely girl of fifteen, who was to he mar rjed tbe next day to tbe youth then approach ing. Hill and Howard denarted: Lner with tones. and Mary blushing, both calling nut, aa tbey left tbe gate: 'Take good care of him, Mose, aud be sure and brine him back to-night." "Never fear," answered the vnnth, with s laugh ; "Hill will never die till I kill him." "Then he will live foreve," retorted Mary, laughing also. As soon as the friends reached the village. Hill began to drink deeply, and manifested more than ordinary anxiety for a combat, insulting everybody that consed his path rand all the youth entreaties failed to pacify him. At last, thi desperado awore be wonld dear the court honse; and immediately entering, with fnrions countenance, and. a threat a to his purpose. Judge, lawyer. Jury, and spectators, made a general rnsofor the door. One old drunken mau lone did not mn aa fast aa Hill wished, and he prang on tbe imbecile wretch, and commenced beating him nnmercifully. Howard then caught hold of bis fntnre father-in-law, (alas! who waa neverto be,)and attempt ed to pull him nway. With eyea red. and glaring like a mad-dog. Hill instantly tnrned npoo bia friend, and with . .;nn. Mow felled him to tbe floor : then fol lowing upthe violent act, be leaped on the youth manilisr U.rrl" Rill's SJlPerOnlV Incre-tSed, TROY, one aide to tbe other for the apace of Are min utes, till both were bathed in streams of their own blood. Even the by-atandera, looking oa through the windows of tbe log Court House, were struck with wonder and awe. At length, while writhing and twisting like two raging ser pents, the handle of Hill's huge bowie knife, an thought ef previously, protruded from beneath bis hunting-shirt. Both aaw it at the same time, and both attempted to grasp it. Ho ward, suc ceeded: quick aa lightning he draw the keen blade from its scabbard, and sheathed it up to tbe hilt in the bosom of bis Marv'a father. ."The dream is fulfilled! n exclaimed Hill, with a smile of strange sweetness, that remained on bis featnreseven after he was a corpse. He then aank down and expired without a groan. Howard gased oo him there aa he lay, with that singular saile oo bis face; and his glased eyes open. Aim! then awaking with a start, aa if fiom some horrible vision of the night, tbe poor, unhappy youth fell headlong on tbe body of his friend, crying, in tones that melted many a hard ened spectator luto tears, "Great God I what have I done! " He kissed the clammy lips of tbe dead; wet his cheeks" with a rain nf unavailing sorrow; essayed to stsunch tbe bloody wound with his handkerchief ; and then, apparently sat isfied that all waa over, sprang upon bis feet, with a shoot, or more properly a scream "Fare well, Mary; your father ia gone, and I am going with him;" and turning the point of the gory -knife towards bis own breast, would have plung ed it into hia heart, had be not beeu prevented by tbe bystanders, who bad uow crowded iuto tbe room. The same evening Hose Howard disappeared, and was heard of no more for nearly two years, when a burse-trader brought back word that be hail seen him in Sail Antonio, Texas. When the shocking news reached Hill's family, the beautiful Mary burst into a wild laugh. She is now iu the asylum for the Insane, at New Or leans. Had we been inditing a tale of romance, we would have paueed with a preceding page ; but literal truth compels us to record another fact equally characteristic, both as to the chief actors and the backwoods theatre of the main tragedy. It will be remembered that the fallen despera do had unjoined it on his son to slay the slayer of his father out he day he should arrive at six teen. Without any such charge, vengeance would have been considered by that boy as a sa cred duty; for on the frontiers, the widows 'of the slain teacn leugratire to tneir cnilureu, and occasionally execute it themselves! Accordingly, Bill Hill practiced with his fath er's gun every day for two successive years, aud this even before be bad any rumor as to the place nf Howard's refuge. He then learned that his foe was in Texas, and two mouths before be was sixteen, set out to hunt him up. At tbe end of four months. Bill Hill came back, and hanging up the double barrels in their old buck-horn rack, answered his mother's enquiring look "Mother, Mose is dead; I let him have both loads. Though I cried before I done it, and afterwards, too; he looked miserable, pale, bony as a skeleton." "Poor Mose!" said the mother, weeping; "but it could not be helped. The son of such a brave nan as Nixon Curry must never be called a cow ard; and besides, it km your father's order." FAX 0EB THK rTTTiTiH, T T. c. oaxr. Far o'er tbe bills the slowly waning ann Sends hug'ring raya of rose light. Clothing tbe tree-topa. ere its coarse Is ran. With yellow robes of sunshine bright. LUtl Far o'er the billa, there eomes tbe cbeerfol tone Of lowly Lsnor's ceaseless Ule A simple dittv to tbe breeze thrown By some rude yeoman of the vale. lost! Far o'er tbe bills, tbe wesrv shepherd calls Hla wand'ring lambkins from tbe fields. And ere o'er earth night's mantle falla. Enjoys the peace bis cottage yields. Fr o'er tbe billa, tbe evening tephyrs bring From tbe Croat citr sounds of woe Tbe misrrara, gnilt sad sntTrlng sing In trembling dirges chanted i low. LUt! Far o'er the hills, what fairy chimes Bow steal! While tired nature sinks to rest Those vesper bells, whoso solemn peal Tells of tbe portion of the bleat. List! Far e'er the hills, the Katydid repeats Iter soothing chorus to the gale. And human sound no longer greets The unlet of our lonely vale. list! risU-T LtB OV TtntB TTIR. If at Col. Ellawartta, ! Aaalfcrr Here. From the Kfcbmood (Vs.) Dispatch. It was repeated in the telegraphic columns of the Dispatch, what has often been said before, that Ellsworth's was the first blood shed in the civil war of the rebellion. This statement has passed for true so long that It.will be rather dif ficult to correct it so as to preveut its repetition. But we wilt'do so. Ellsworth waskilled at Alexandria on the 34th of May, 1861, the day after tbe vote was taken npon the, ratification of tbe ordinance of seces sion. Two davs before on the nisht of tbe22d nf Mar. 18fil a union man was killed at Fetter- e mau, Taylor Connty, West Virgiula. (then Vir ginia.) by a confederate, or rather a Virginia sol dier, belonging to tbe volunteer company which had been marched thither tbe previous week from Falmouth, in Marion Connty. This compa ny was a part of the thirty-first Virginia regi ment nf infantry thronghont tbe war. Tbe man who was killed was a violent nninn man, and re sided at Grafton, a town three miles from Fet- terman, both towns. being on the Baltimore & Ubio railroad. 'lie. went armed to retierman, marched np to tbe sentinel who killed him, aud when challenged, replied by a shot which went through the Virginia soldier's ear. Whereupon tbe soldier shot him dead npon the spot. The writer of this article saw tbe soldier at Pbillippi , a few days afterward, and was one of the nnm ber of persons who was enrinns to see, and did see, tne uoie in nis ear. snereare annamu ni ( persons in Taylor County who can substantiate these statements, and it wonld not be amiss for i some one to undertake the task. It is well to be riirht even in small matters. It may be replied that Ellsworth waa tbe first soldier shot. Bnt this does not give his ease any advantage over the other, seeing that be was shot by a private individual. According to the northern history of the war, Ellsworth waa murdered. He cer tainly waa not killed according to tbe rales of war; whereas there is no donbt the other man vu killed bv a soldier, who simnlr performed bis dnty as such in doing oo. So that, looking at j the matter as we will, it mast oe concenea mat tbe anion man .who felt at Fetter-nan, (we hare forgotten both his name and that of tbe soldier who killed him,) was the firs; man who waa kill ed in Virginia br a soldier, and eonaeaneutly bia was "tbe first blood of tbe war" in the sense in which that averment is usually made aa to Ells worth. i as iai aw TH regalia- adapted by the Patrons of Hus bandry is both taetefnl and elegant. It consists of an apron or pouch, and srt both madeor buff material sad trimmed with scarlet. Tbe apron or ponch-ia wdten tfje woraing ioom am carried is similar in site and design to a Mason ic apron, and is "ornament with a design ot a nlnw wu.la tM 4aS MiifcA tlut MrL Tne sash, or scarf, which U worn oUiqtdy Jrom the left shoulder, falling below the fight hip, is also edged witb scarlet, and has the insignia of the Tankl Of the Au. sWoT 1. a.Jawr The. FwtTaV. .. . - -- "Ul -SDlaVIVIHSVsMI-Bs -- r?" 'ntUl appearance, U not easily "neeffect? -,,aeentV i'r t' tonrodnceta ronS'l P".J that one of Senator w 2d FatriVoT'Tf" qoalitieaiatobecalm trnhimyy'ndebt to on. who will HniDOO votnen own ln iwa aaa .. zssxr xzzxV Igteccltottn. KANSAS, THUKSDAY, JULY 31, 1873. I!T. Istmatu r (fee tLassly arautr. (waahlatoa ( Chicago Trlboas. Oaairr. I was in the city of Covington the Sandsv night when Jesse Grant, father of tbe President of tbe United 8tatea, died from softening of the brain aud tbe spinal marrow, consequent npon a stroke of paralysis. 1 aaw the funeral, with the President aa a moarner, come np from tbe sus pension bridge twenty or thirty carriages in all and move out towards 8pring Grove cemetery. While yet the old gentleman was lying at rest in tbe bouse he had inhabitedor several 'years, I waa hearing his neighbors in Covingtou give the story of his eareerr Old Jesse Grant waa one of those remarkable Scotch or Scotch-Irish Pennsylvauians who bad capacity for long years, perpetual frugality, and .the love of the main chance. He was born in central Pennsylvania, and came out to a quiet country part of Ohio, near the Ohio river, where he married within his social sphere, and brought np a family of children. He lived to be nearly 80 years of age. Nature designed him, and habit characterized him, to be a simple-minded, honest man. He couldiot deviate from correct conduct without showing a certain awkwarduesa, which inevitably told upon him. A gentleman of Cin cinnati, for example, described to me how, dur ing tbe war, certain Hebrew traders, who bad fathomed tbe old man, ruug him into a little cotton-hooking with themselves. But Gen. Ulys ses Grant, trow tbe President, refused to give these Hebrews any more chance with his father's recommendation than without it. The old man came to my informant to state his case, meaning to show that be hod not been mildly dealt with; "but," said the gentleman referred to. "he made afar worso case for himself than had been stat ed, and did it in that guileless sort of way which made me say to him: 'Yon have not the crook edness to be successful in this line.'" The chief Grant, prior to the President, was Jesse Grant's grandfather, Noah, who served amongst the Connecticut troops during the French war, and in the Kevolutinu. Jesse Grant muved with his father to Ohio in John Ad tins' administration. Jesse took to tanning at an early age, and in 18JI, married a wide-awake, pi msly -advised lady, with whom he moved, while the General was a baby, to Georgetown, Ilrown Comity. His worldly increase was gradual, but giHl; and, when Ulysses Grant waa 17 years old, the old gentleman haiug acceded to bia son's w ishea for an education, looked to West Point as a suitable place. Thomas L. Hsmer, member of Congress, bad Ulysoes Grant appointed cadet at West Poiut, at a fortunate moment, when his previously nominated cadet bad lost the place. After being admitted to the iiriuy, Gen. Grant failed to meet the expectations of hia father, who thought that all bojs ought to make a liv ing for themselves and their families promptly. For uearly twenty J ears the young cadet's world Iv fortune was slow, poor,nud almost despairing. His father bad lost patience witb him repeated ly; but the strength of the tpe showed out in t'ie joimg mau when the great conflict of the re bellion came. Wearing his father's great steru w heeled jaw, and compressed mouth, and com bative brow, the retired army officer made his way and wholly recovered tbc old mau's coati duiice aud pride. ANFCDOTE. Mr. Phillips, nf Cincinnati, told me that in 16&I. when the contest at Vicksbnrg was yet un decided, a clergyman, in confidence with Jesse Grant and himself, responded to the old man's remark that his sou had executive abilitvenough to take Vicksbnrg, by saying, "He can't do it; he wants the brain the mind." With this, the deafish old man, who eitberoverheard, or expect ed the criticism, said with firmness: "I tell you my son Ulysses has got executive ability to do anything; tube President of the United States, as he will be sometime." THE BUT HOLD . It was Gen. Grant's good fortnne to marry the daughter of a man far ahead of his father in worldly resources and acquaintances. Old Mr. Dent was his protector for twenty years. When the young mau came to consideration, bis father endeavored, at the begiuning, to avoid making himself notable; but the strong prejudices of his character made him more and more an object of remark. He held the office of postmaster of Covingtou under both Andrew Johnson and hia sou; aud his administration of the post-office, though not characterized by any special errwtit ry, was, on the whole, queer and laughable. He quarrelled with some friends, slid stuck to oth ers who were more foolish. He bad an op! u ion on every question, and never failed to express it. He was a long, 6-footed, bent shouldered, gaunt old man, strongly attaebsd to his church; and he did not seek to widen the area of social ac quaintance but rather to be positive ami unan swerable witbiu the sphere which he had mas tered previously. Hence his friends were main ly provincial, remote, sequestered, and generally very religious. As a tradesman, he had some of the best capacities nf people in his line, and conld estimate the number of pounds in a hide by looking at it, or the quality of the tanning by quietly giving it a feel behind Ins back. He bad the niiafoitnue to reside in a subnrbof Cincin nati where his son's principles were not applaud ed. Hence the old man had to brrtve out a great deal of misunderstanding nf bis renowned boy ; but it may be questioned whether, on the whole, we canuot ascribe President Grant to the gigan tic fibre of his old Scotch father, and the sweet and steady tuotherliuess of that widow who has uevcr yet 1 een the recipient of au evil criticism or comment from any living being. MORE AXECDOTE. A photographer who had made pictnres of Jesse Grant and bis wife together, said to me: "President Grant's mother was the cleverest of the two. She had tbe most perception, the most modesty, and the most pmd sente. She was not flurried' nor particular, like the old man: bnt, in her native nature, sat down before the camera and made the best picture of the two without trving to do so." Old Mr. Jesse Grant, in later Hfe, wore a pair of spectacles, and a pair of closed eyea behind them, which, 'with bis big, bone-headed stick, made him loook like a blind man. He was close and shrewd, and Scotch, to the last moment of his life, and had courage enongh to fight a mad dog on tbe street, or a man nf half bis age, who wonld take tbe advantage nf a cent npon him. Cold, angular, prejudiced, he died consistently, without flurry; and when be died, it waa remem bered that he had been the type of men who bad made both Ohio and Kentncky imperial by their vignmns frames, fmgal mstbods of life, and iudi riduality of character. GaTH. -s i aw i A Hint mta-aaea. There, ia at roar helnnrrinfr to an individual in this place that has not added to the number of his live stock for four yean: has been milked once a day for tbe but two years. Last winter the lacteal snpply was about half pint per day. This spring that individual became infested with the everlasting spirit of white-wash, and employ ed one George, of color, whom be verily believe has pandered to a vitiated .taste for said white wash, so as to build np trade, whereby, aa a leech npon the body social, he may make him self fnll and sleek. Well, this hapless Individu al employed Geerge, and had bis fencing, wher ever it could be found, and visible, white-washed and became prond and vala, and puffed np m his eirhbnrs. and was ranch sleavied. when lo! that half-pint cow commenced, and plank by plank and panel by panel licked off that white wash. Now learn tbe conseqneoee: That cow has increased in milk from that half pint to over two gallons pef day, and if there waa more white wash tn reach aha would double that, or perhaps turn to a paddle of milk. This it a valuable discovery, and will be patented, and a contract taken to supply ne owners of old white eowa about town with lime snSkient to furnish milk through the whole of next winter, CMm Caw-sty (Kf.) AtvxmU. a w..w M afalawar in Ohio tore his wife's new honeycomb quilt in two, and hung himself with the largest half. Attaene had picked and dried apple, to bay the gnat Thb region -wound the Bed BiTer of the Hetth rJM fbnr qilMdid ernf MnnaUy-saow, fee, water, and jBceanitoen, TUB OLD CKTOCaX av oaoaott coon Up in the belfry I swing. I risf : Hero oa my throcm I aaa Kiac. Hither I summon the best. Hither to lis as.l reati Hither is worship, bilker to wad, ItitacrUfoamlssfrUetbsd. Swiag. ring. And this fbriag. And st my beck as I am swtagttu Tbat la the season to sis or rsiasf rtut, I it stormy or finst Dally to mo tbe sextos plods, Fresh frtsa the tnrsiag soda; In bis gray eyes right well do I or Whether s wedding or death it be. Using, ring. The notes I fling. Over the valley an winging. - mu Sirs and children, on by one. Answered my warning tone; Who bat the sexton is older than It He Is my kinsman hlgfai Owls an my courtiers, loving m wall; Heed you the Toicoof the old church belli -' Swing, ring. And when I awing; Tbe rich and poor I am bringing. Come from the labors and dreama of hit, Maideo and gentle wffet Youth of the proud. amUtioas brow, "Where nre thy visions now! Others sr teUing the story yoa told. Others are scheming for glory and gold. Swing, ring. And ber f ding. Shaking the grave wttb my slnglsg. Down, when tbe stars are aloft, I gale. Watching the twinkling rays Out from the village window shine; Somebody there ia mine; Handa are parted, and young lips meet O, but tbe days of life are fleet Swing, ring, Tbey are vanishing Gone tike tbe strokes I am ringing! man as COf.fTI.TO THE 8HI.tGI.Krl. Sir. Cevillc's Complicated 91'sferlsme. There nre men who dispute what they do not understand. Mr. Cut i lie is such a man. When lie heard a carieiiter say there were so many shingles ou the roof of his honse, because tbe roof contained so many square feet, Coville doubted the figures; aud wheu the carpenter went away, liu deteruined tn test the matter, by going on the roof and counting tbem. And he weut up there. He squeezed through the scut tle Coville weighs SBO and then sat down on the roof, and worked bis way carefully aud de liberately toward tbe gutter. When be got part w ay down, he heard a sound between him and tbe shingles, and became aware that there was au interference some way iu his further locomotion. He tried to tnru over and to crawl back, but the obstruction held him. then he tried to move along a little, ill hoes that the trouble would prove but temporary, but an increased sound convinced him that either a nail or a sliver had bold of hi cloth, and that if he would save any of it he must use caution. His f ilks were iu the house, but h could not make them hear, and beside, he didn't want to attract the attention of the neighborhood. So he sat thero until after dark, and thought. It would have been an excellent opportnnitv to have counted the shingles, hut he neglected tn usn it. Ilia uiind appeared to run in other channels. He sat there an hour after dark, see ing no one ho could notify of his position. Then be saw two boys approach the gate from I hi house, and. reaching there, stop. It was light eunuch for him to see that one of the two was his ton, and altbnngtnie objected to have the" other boy know of ins uilsiortune, ne Haul gniwu tired of holding on to tbe roof, and concluded he conld bribe tbe strange boy into silence. With this arrangement mapped out, he took nut his kinfu aud threw it mi that it would strike near tbe boys, and attract their attention. It strurk nearer than he anticipated. In fact, it struck so close as tn hit the strange boy on the head, and nearly brain him. As noou as he re covered his equilibrium, he turned on Corille's Imiv. who. he was confident, had attempted to kill him, and introduced some astonishment aud bruises in bis lace, men ne tnrew mm down and kicked him in the side, and banged him on the head, aud drew him over into the gutter and lHiuinl.il his legs, and then hauled him back into the walk again, aud knocked bis head agaiuat' tbe gate. Ami all the while the elder Coville sat on the roof and cried, "Police!" but could not get away. And then Mrs. Coville dashed out with a broom, and contributed a few novel features to the affair at the gale; and one nf tbe boarders ila.sb.ed ontavith a double-barreled gun, and bear ing the cry from the roof, looked np there, aud espying afigure which was undoubtedly a bur glar, drove a handful of shot into his legs. With a howl of agony, Coville made a plunge to dodge (be 'missiles, freed himself from the nail, lost his hold to tbe roof, and weut sailing down the shingles with an awfnl velocity, both legs spread out, his hair on end, and bis hands making desperate bnt fruitless efforts to save himself. He tried to swear, but was so frighteu eil that he lost his power of speech, and when he passed over the edge of the roof, with twenty feet of till guttering hitched behind him, the boarder gave him the contents of the other bar rel, and then drove in the bouse to load np again. The unfortunate Coville struck in a cherry tree, and thence bounded Jo the ground, where be was recognized, picked up by the assembled neigh bors, and carried into the house. A new doctor Is making good day wages pick ing the shot out of bis legs. The boarder has gone into tne conntry to epcuu tne ouuiu-cr, sun junior Coville, having seqnestered a piece of brick in his handkerchief, is lying low for that other boy. He says before the calm of another Sabbath rests on New England, there will be another boy in Daubury who can't wear a cap. Damltjy Airm. laspviooalaa Wli The lell-biy at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, who was the principal witness in the murder trial of 8tokes, has again been arrested, and it is proba ble that he is destined to renew his experience of prison life as a punishment for the crime of beiug in a position to render service to the canse of justice. He was so fsr from having commit ted any offense against the law, that the law relied upon him to further its highest objects. Bnt in accordance with a principle which we can hardly be expected to admire, the law order ed him to be imprisoned In default, of s bail which it was almost improbable be should be able to find. It may be a good law, bet It is very bad juv ties, aod the frequency wkjj which we are called on to notice tbe inequality Inrtween the law's dealings with tbe rich and with the noor,-ia a very unpleasant subject of contemplation. The poor witness, as a general mle, has a -family de .ndofitnn him. and the law- detains him at riatr nf atarvation to them. The rich witness is not merely allowed bis nstnrsl right of.Iihertyr hut he cannot even be fonnd if it incommodes him to appear in conrt; and against this refine ment of legal injustice no membernf the bench or bar ever raises a voice iu protest, or labors to suggest any improTenient. ar aw-mrr tsonaWv The sonaw Matilda. tloned in one of the dispatches aa one of the chief mediators witb the Modoc Indiana. U a woman of no mean capacity. Living with an American, ahe keeps bia honse tight and sung aa any white woman conld. Whenever not occupied with household cares, she ia busy over her pencil and paper, and a roll of akrtches, partly copies bat principally originala. With a stump nf a pencil and any casual scrap of paper ahe will take off at sigoi aa Ameneao, an ugiuvnmao, a Chinaman, a Modoc, or any "eccentric aha may chance to eee,aad her handi dertailycnrrect and graphic. If aha I sigoi aa America-, an ugliaamao, a uerman, a rasinv handa sr won- hadreeeiv. ed an education, or enjoyed any pririreges exeen those affortel by the radea backwoods, aha would have been heard of ia the art world. Ma- ;! is srnisian nf 'av mtrmaw atavrt: flaOB. sjtttor- ing eyes, slow and deHberate ia apeeth. and of an iron win a goon type ot aw Geu. MWImiwMmi woodbine twitMth" m podia "He baa its day. bnt has been aas srsedsd hy &ded with the rosea." A wmrrra in th. JmU. "?2ffi?m' that in the year tteMata ef tacnal in tot. rsasoredtoMe-tiae,'"- .. TBS IXVU-faVft, BKsSI:. A TlsJt a ska riaceorKrsrtassias; flat Coatribstor-a Sstarsay KlchU Old Cinclnnatians, and many who are not so very old, wiH remember tbe museum on Sycamore street, just above. Third. Time was when there was a large and rare collection of curioeites to be seen therm, "which required ranch time and money w wnanx iisjiiaiir, out tney are scatierea to toe fuar winds wtr, we suppose. The great. attrac tion ef Ule placa for eouutry folks and young peuate waa the representation of tbe Infarual Rs- giotsa, wsatea at tne very top of the mnseum. This exhibition ia said to hare been gotten np by no less celebrated an artist than Hiram Powers. tbe sculptor, daring bis youthful days in Cincin- The old museum underwent many changes of iioaiiji'wi mruiagemcni, ana esperleuced numerous vicissitudes. Its last owner was Dr. Kerr, who now enjoys a world-wide celebrity as tbe compounder' and proprietor of the Great Sys tem Iteuuvator. We remember visiting the In fernal Begioua once, some seven or eight- rears ago, wheu tbe good-natured doctor was runuiug them day and uight at tremendous expeuse. "Facilis decenni A vera!," wrote Virgil easy is the descent into bell and then he added some thing to the effect that the devil of it was to get back again. On the occasion mentioned, when we visited Averuus, tbe route did not descend through the hissing, fires of Vesuvius which ueas braved upon a similar mission, but it led up some five or six flights of stairs. Tbe Sybil who acted as guide npon the occa sien, to protect us from the Furies, Hydras aud other euirmn'nir monster who howl at the en trance of Averuus, or who throng the banks of the Tartarian lake, was tbe ethereal doctor film self. Tbe Sibyl led ns safely past Briarens witb hia buudred arms, whose modern appellation is "po lice;" by the avenging Cares, and pale Disease aud melancholy Age past the Furies who dwell in beer kegs, aud Chimeras breathing fire from cut-glass decauters. Cerlierus barked at the door and stretched out his hand fbr"checks," bnt ata motion truni Sibyl be retired growling witntn bia den. Then a roaring was heard, above, below and all around, that seemed to shake tbe hill tons. There were growls, and groans, and shrieks of agony, ne turneti pale ami nesltated. "WUal is thatf" wo whispered with white lips. "Hand organ," cried the Sibyl, "and the old man healing tbe drum. Pitch in, old man!" Then we mounted flight after fliirbt. catcuin glimpses of stuffed birds, shells oi ocean, Indian relics, "an alligator stuffed," Chinese idols, and iiumerons sieaking figures in wax, which of course is a mere figure of speech, for not a word did they utter. One cage of wax works, we remember, repre sented Prof. Webster in the act of killing Dr. Parkman with a bit of grape vine. Xot recog nizing the scene immediately, we turued to the Sibvl for informition. "That," said the Sibyl, gratified at being able tn unite valuable information witb tbo light and cheerful amusement of going to the infernal re gions, "that isold Dan. Webster killing Theodore Parker. Xat'ral, ain't it f" Webster's last words, aa liehitThe., were, "You ain't dead yet, ain't ye f Beyond that, in another cage, was a delicate young man, w hose face, innocent as a ehild's, w as lit up with a tourhiiig serenity as he thoughtful ly leaned upon an ax with which he hud just dis patched his wifn and two angelic babes, and con templated his (wax) workv sAuolber man seemed affected almost to tears while slaying an aged and affectionate grand mrllurwith a bedstead wrench. The old lady bad berseuses up to tbe final moment. These seeiies were not a part of the Infernal Kegious, though tbey were tbe next thing to them. Up another flight nf stairs, which caused the doctor to puff terribly, aud the object of our search was reached. "Xow, then, gentlemen," said the doctor, gasp ing for breath ami fanning binifelf witb a pro gramme, " uow j ou are in " The final word was lost in the horrid din which arose from tbs rrgtous of the damned. We stood within a dark aud narrow passage, gazing through bars upou sort of cavern filled with-horrid monsters and other sinners, with a cheerful view of i river of fire iu tbe hacLgrunud, while the most infernal sounds filled the air. We might say, witb entire propriety that it was a devil of a place. We gradually eiuie to recognize some of the figures writhing iu their torture. There was Ix ion, fastened to the circumference of a wheel, ceaselessly revolving a mau with a great many ups and downs; Sisyphus, whose task ia tn roll a huge bowlder np a hill-top, bnt which rolls back agaiu each time tbe snmit ia reached. As the Iufernal Keginns bad not been worked for some time, we observed that the rolling stone had gathered moss. "uo is I nail we inquired oi tnesmyiinenoc tor, poiuting to a giant form that lay stretched upon the grouud. "That is tbe feller that has his liver eaten out by a vultnr.' You can see tbe vnltnr" eat in' of It. I forget hja name, but be costs me seventy five cents a week for liver. I know-that," "But his lights are all right," we remarked, poiuting to tbe blue fire issuing from his notrils. The doctor threatened to pitch us, bowling, into the gulf if we did that any more, so we subsided. We saw a Hydra with its hundred brads, (the doctor said Ibeyeost fiftv eeuts a besdj and Ti sipboue with her whip of scorpions. Groans and the sou ud of the scourge, tbe crackine of iron and tbe clanking of tbaius were heard to proceed from the judgment ball of Rsbadamantbns. 'car where we stood were two very unprepos sessing devils ottering dreadful groans. Their tortures seemed terrible. Tbey hsd died, evi dently, without paying their newspaper subscrip tion. During a pause we heard one nf tbem ask the doctor iu a hoarse wisper, "gi'm acbaw ter bac'ker." Tbe old museum has disappeared, although tbe building is still there. What became of those in fernal regions we cannot say. Perhaps they are still packed away in ''that queer old garret, or tney may ue travelling araaisi iuo cuhhu; uwio fying Sunday schools at reduced rates. K-osasi Woaeaa migata Aaas-ag- the Sfostssra, A correspondent who has visited the Modoesas prisoner of war, says': ."Tbo harmony existing in these Modoc faraillea is wonderful to behold. Never hare I seen its inal in any other country. That woman has thinirs her own war all the time. She can get np first in the morning, build np the I nre. Clean np tne premises, ing an ine minus from the Commissary to ber home, do the cooking, wrap the rags about the children, and never be interfered with mice. Tbe male Modoe never gets nnder foot. He remains nnder tbe blankets nutil he is satisfied that mnck-e-mnck is ready, and then he cornea forth and rata. He seldom or nev er trifles witb tbe domestic economy of the eetah I ish men as long as he geta enongh food. Under these cirenmstancf-s the. wires ought to look brightand happr.Butthevdonot. Mrs. Steam boat, anil Mrs. Huka, and Mr. Bognaand erery ether woman who has tbe privilege of taking care of a man. and the children be tMcets, look prematurely aged and unhappy. Bogna Charley an thorn ia no aatisfrinir theaa women aar war: that he has three or tour squaws, and none of tneso are eneenni nniesa suaseo opoccasiooaiiy. A OTcnY-Baafttt gentleatan mpplied far a marriage license at Dover, Teon, !ae week, but when he spoke the lady's name tbe polite County Clerk suggested that, if it waa all tbe aame to him, he wpnld prefer that be eboold naase some other parly, aa the one mentioned had become his wife, the weviona evening. Isaac Bios, of Hwaiker, V. H, has htm poat auster ia that village since 1889. having Dees appointed by Prtaideat Madison. Ha doea not owe bis place so asech to hia eeaaeityto adapt bis-self to- different -AdminfetretJoaa aa to the fact that tbe ogseeia worth, on aa average, only fWt64 per aaaata. PcmHA contains taW-sqwaremileaai 0MJB00 iahabUaata. It ia ti-ererare tawre 118,- tbaa niaa timet aa larae aa Sew asjaml, with about three times an many neaala. The arerag dona- ttyecissassssitaiiuai per annum mwe H ansae, whBa that efJfwwTagleaa reret-anafaVeaa hgures, Betsgaxiy- TB ef alUwaakeo aeatUas oensfeU afrwond i WHOLE NUMBER, 838. TaTJI OU) too 3QTJ8J. The U log fvottss. the swallows' no. With tsosihtTsl ear beatowsdt Tbs mill! bridge, tbe babbling brook. TIM penstock by Ue road i The sMnie trees where, srrry aasra. The birds aaag e'er and e'sri The gnldea ears of t-fprawd asm That butf bsstds tWdoar. Tbs little window. wna honoyraal Xbrnxkwkicklh aarongtlfti, "aTestaVt, low hum Aajone lbs Ma w iu nonovRMk. 'kick tb malt tbs; tew ban off O Him -.!- m ."if J .? "" srss - passing noon. Tbo porch where rosea fondly ding, TksaWthatopeneawfd.! "Tf"- . tbo loatkac atria, that always hnoiMtaids: TImv wide-spread heart and easy chair. The pictures on the wallr aV;'"""l"1,rr'' f,k' ! Urns Abt yea. I aeo them aU. Tbohighpn.t bed.,Mdt njUial -Twa-d. Waere mother slwars slept; Trillin ,1,MV ".'" """' . Wtgiy all ray clothes were kepti Th. Holy ftoot upon the .Und. So fnltof heavenly light, The pressure or a father a hand. A mothers kind good night. A Oh how these scenes or former years. w Tbt long since passed away. Ia all their truthful light appear Before my eyes to-day t A HEI.F.MABK -TIA-f. Brier aketeh i sffa Ballreaa Hies;. rmn?J!el Tho,n,M A "" ws "" " Uhanoo s ,.y,iM ,,u,'1nl,' than half a century atre The Stall .?r IllIr"a,T "" bis future the- bunt XtZZ1!?" !,,at 'J"? fifteen he was pnimTtt 1 1 '.? "'? .nd l the road between ITilli M,',' c'iTeln.,i10,n (which latter nl.ee waan" "'"' " b' tbe canal) to the responsible ';rn rinue of of tolls at Colnmbii The C. 'n" "f c,,"c,tor Pennsylvania Central over tlM A JS "le, Ll completed, his akill as an organizer , h, W-i edge of men, by which he won their eonfidence and hearty co-operation in Ms labors, led to his selection as Superintendent of the Western Divis ion of the Pennsylvania B. R. While still a youth his. continued success as a ruler among men soon gave him tbe position of General Superintendent of the entire line, and from that hour new duties in el.irged spheres have beeu crowded npon him, nutil toIay he presides over sixty railroad com panies, reaching sontb and west from New York and Philadelphia over 16,000 miles, and employ ing over 70,000 operators of various kinds. His wonderful administrative capacity and bis liberal treatment of employes have been such that he has never bad a strike ou any of his lines, and probably no set of men engaged in any work in the country have so unbounded confidence and respect iu their chief as have the battalions who are proud to serve under the banners nf Colonel Thomas A. Scott. In ldCI, when the storm-cloud burst over tbe country, and the mustering and transportation of men aud supplies became at Ilarrisbnrir an inextricable mass of confusion that arresltd I he marching or men In the front, Cot. Scott was sent for by Governor Curtin, and, seat ed in the executive chamlier, his marvelous ener gy and skill soon brought order out of chaos, and wrought a change that led President I,iucolu and Secretary Cameron to send for him, and inatall him at tbe War Department as Assistant Secretary nf war, in charge of transportation and supplies. Soon thejelegraphie wires reached from hia desk to every camp, warehouse, and railroad station; rails went flown through the streets of Washing ton ami Baltimore, and the armed camp in front was given the connection with the sources nf sup plier that relieved tbo Administration from a world of rare and trouble, and enubled the great War Secretary todevoto lime to important mat ters of State. This led him, on Col. Scott being summoned back to bis railroad Julie in Pennsyl vania, so long neglected, to write him the follow ing merited tribute: " Wasuogtos, D. C, War DrpATUTMEXT, June I, ltUi. J "DlCAR SIR Iu taking leave of you, in conse quence of your resignation of the office of Assist ant Secretary of War, if ia projier for me to ex press my entire satisfaction with tbe manner in which you have discharged your duties during' tbe whole period of our official relations. Those duties have beeu confidential and responsible, re quiring energy, prudence, aud discretion, add it givea me pleaaure tn say that to me you have" proved to be iu every particular an able and faithful assistant, "Yours truly, "Edwix M. Stastow, "Secretary of War. " Colonel Thomas A. 8cott." After the battleW Gettysburg, when it hersraw iniortant to rapidly transport from Washington to Tennessee two whole army. corps over a route , exceeding a thousand miles long, 3fr. Lincoln again sent for Col. t?cott, gave him plenary pow ers, and ill less than ten days tweuty thousand men, with all their trains and supplies, reinforced the Army of the Cumberland, which movement, for-rapidity and magnitude, has never been ex celled in tbo annals of war. Called to t la) Presi dency ot tbe Union Pacific ia its hour of trouble, he restored confidence to its seeurilic by tbe use nf bis name and labors; and when be had the moro fully learned the Western Territories, their wauta and wonderful latent resources,, be left the .Union Pacific in the spring of 1972, to build tbo .Texas Pacific, from the Mississippi to tbe Pacifie Ocean, over a ronte where there ia always aum trler, a fertile country, low grades, and exhaust less mines of precious metals ; and now, without calling on the public for a dollar, from bis own resources and those of his own friends, who al ways follow Where lie leads, the close of this year will see built and equipped six hundred miles of the line, and tbe finest land grant secured with which any road waa erer endowed in tbiicoun- as-sa- A rteaalas; IswMeaM aw aha War. The Bicbmond fisffsirer, speaking of Gen. W. H. Lytic, of Ohio, killed while attempting to re inforce Geo.. Thomas la 1863, nsea the following language. He was killed far in advance of hia coiusiid, while gallantly leading an assault upon our lines. Hia bona bore his corpse into enr lines, and the steed and bis dead rider were both captnred. So soon aa it was known that the au thor of that rare poem, as familiar and aa greatly admired aonth aa north. "I aardring, Egypt, dy ing." lay dead in tbe camp, offleera and mm crowded aronnd to take a last look at the poet soldier who had achieved so great a Mtarary tri- UITherewaa no rejoiclsg over the death of ' thte fallen eneror; but there was. In Unth,tomethliC on each eol.iWa cheek that .r a moment waaaK ed away the stain of powder. Tenderly the took him np. and. when the battle waa orer, am escort of honor, appointed from among the IaaaV i ng confederate oncers, bore him back to hi own camp, under a flag f rrnee, on a redely ttmttmt ted funeral bier, with bia tasrtial cloak .arena him. Inlifchebadtoradtbaseiotdoflttmaji sympathy which makaa all the world Mn-and in death itaiharmonioos vibratiooa fwleseed aQ re sentment, and thrilled the beawts alike of frieoda and foes with a nobler psoases, than hatred or rerenge. Tbe Albany z-srnt to rosnenaibic for the story of a four and a half feat fellow who eoorted a sis feet girl in that city, and waa Uaghed at so much by people when ha was out atwrnanadiag that he finally made ap kto rnisd to tleaert the tWr one, and told berao, Sha nraexntly swiaai the little fellow, plaeed him over her knee, aod -Bjf-t4vedafstewarl.l-ass.atal ent,-t.ou. Thngr. Ilea were attracted by the sjelee, and arrsasasitaaa young woman. cVSnJtorTaM f7 -redded by a &? '"OfT .""X - v i o the srava is a alahs aiaaa Ztt'tmrnlto. th. '. St-,', ihVTecrlMlo-."Ad lrf-'"S.:& A Sax r-tA-raacO girl washed .-r5 epptref twelve boBrd rsaa, aad than dawea 1 alght. The feuetni freesanloii Wa kiU aeeoamioftfa'MafN'jeeaie. ) it !sj i 1 - w sJr- - "Sb-i i V Vr . ' ??C'r .