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t jj:"jm!Mi ii : i wna ejsy3esea"nji!7 (!Jjiff. OUra SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 38.1 Choice g octtg. THE MAELSTROM- (The author of the following poem nt Sccretarv of Le. S,uon at St. IHTbai5h. Sir. B. A. Eevtxo, of New- York. e was lost, with his wife, tm the ateamer Avib ir. t. lins-nlied a young man, modest, possessed of nleaainr ai-ai ittmI mnrariifinnil . an. ta and jilted pot-J ' Tbe crtat h.p sail, upon the a, . Nor fears nor torm, nor blast The freh wind fiUa the awelling aaila, ' aAnd bends tbe galLuit taut;" Tbe white foam dances at her prow. Aa onward she doth sweep. So proudly and so buoyantly,, AcroM tbo bearing deep. JUsht noble ia that bark, I ween. That ndea ao wild and free, And like an eager charger aweepa Along tbe furrowed sea; And f f the gale do not abate Tbe generous wind gire oVr Ko sail shell furl, no anchor drop. Till fast on foreign shore. Sbexnfts In twain the crested ware. And daahea high tbe apray. As an eagle skims the fleecy donda. On his bleb soarine way. Before behind ana all around, Th breeze-bailt billows roll. While from her peak the ribbon flag Points to tbe wonted goal. The good ship, true to eTery breeze. Fast nears old Norway's shore- Brr speedy course Is almost done. Her race is well nigh o'er. 2Cow, watchful pilot, watch thy charge; Grim danger, far and wide, Lnrks with the t era pruts and the rocks. Upon that turbid tide. The whistling breeze has had ita aong, Thr wiod baa died away; The dashing waves begin to sink. And cease their wihf affray; The drooping sails all useless nag. The ship doth scarrely go. While cndant from the lofty top. The streamer tKints below. But now why glides she on so smooth. Without nor brewe-nor wind; With scarce a ripplr at brr prow With scarce a wake brhind ! Sure Mitne mysterious power dotb nrge, And hear her mi brr cnirw: Tor still abe rides njton that tide, And still she gains new force. Xo! dim and distant comes a sound, A faint and feeble roar Is it tbe aurges Wating high On Norway s cliff lined shore 1 Is it a Sturm upon the sea A whirlwind paing by The muttering thunder's dUtaut note. From yonder lowering sky I Ah. n! these were but mimic now. To that dread rumbling tour It is tbe whirlpool's angry voice, Tbe Maelktrom's awful moan! Oh! bitter is that syren song rteaistle U that How, Dn which the hip to crrtaiu doom Her circling course doth go. Xow sudden burets the awful sight lTnon tliat drathHltMrnird crew ; Ana all, astniiihel, and dinmajrd. Tbe yawning terror view. Now rises Imprecation high. In concert ith the roar: .Ami prayers fall from tbe lips of those Who never praj ed before. But Mill the whiilool louder mars. The waves are timer whirled. And round upon tbe eddying tide That noble ship is twilled. Vainly she trim to gather strength. But like the feeble wren That flnttt rs in the serpent's jaws, f She nears that surging den. Oh! what avaib their prayers and cries Tliat baud of beings bra e ! Therr is no band to rescue now No outstretched arm to save But round tbe dunging vessel reel, Tbe boiling w aters hiss Another moment he is whelmed Beneath that dark abyss! Tiaoer! upon tbe craggy rocks Tbe shl enng ship is crashed And mrn, and matt, and spars, and hull. In wild dirdrr dashed. Far down the vnrtrx. all are drawn, 'Mid rocks and waters piled To where great wrecks and rains be To regions dark and wild! Select Jforj.. A DESCENTINTO THE MAELSTROM. BY EWGAK ALJ.AN IOE. We liail now bocu about ten minutes npon tbe top of llelseggcn. to which we ascended from the interior of Lofoden, so that we had canght no glimpse of the sea until It had burst upon us from the. summit. I became aware of a loud and grad ually iucrcaeing sound, like the moaning of a vast lu-riiof buffaloes upou an American prairie ; ami at tin- same moment, I crceivcd that what sea men term tlerhopping character of the ocean Ite nrath tin, wjs rapidly changing into a curreut, m hit h set to the eastward. $udileiilvthis whirling movevent assumed a distinct and definite existence, in a circle more tlun a mile in diameter. The edge of the whirl was represented by a broad belt of gleaming pray; but no particle of this slipped into tbe mouth of the terrific funnel, whose iutenor, as far as tbe eve could fathom it, was a smooth, shi ning, and jet-black wall of water," inclined to the horizon at an angle of some fortjMive degrees, speeding dirrilv round and rouud with a swaying and sweltering motion, and sending forth to the winds an appalling voice half shriek, half roar z. u .;!. notfirapi nt Niairra sucn as noi e en o ufttj .......-- cl ever lifts up in its agony to heaven. "Yon have had a good look at the whirl now," said the old man; "and if yon. will creep round this crag, so as to get in its lee, and deaden the roar of the water, I will tell you a story that will convince yon I onght to know something ortbe Moscoe-strom." . ... I placed myself as desired, and be proceeded. "Mvseir and mv two brothers once owned a schooner-rigged 'smack, of about seventy tons burthen, with which we were in tbe habit of fish ing among the islands beyond Moskoe nearly to Vurrgh. In all violent eddies at sea. there is good fishing at proper opportunities, if one has onlv courage to attempt it; but among the whole of the Lofoden coastmen, we three were the only ones who made a regular business "of going ont to the islands, as I tell you. "It is now within a few days of three years eince what I am going to tell you occurred. It was on the 10th day of July, 18 ,day which the people of this part of the world will never forget, for it was one in which blew the most ter rible hurricane that ever came out of the heav ens. And yet all the morning, and, Indeed, nntil late in the afternoon, there tru P?ntle and steady breeze from the south-west, while the snn shone brightly, so that the oldest seamen among cs could not hare foreseen what was to follow. "The three of us my two brothers and my-self-had crossed over to the islands abont two o'clock, p. nu, and had soon nearly loaded tne wnack with fine fish, which, we all nmaTieO, were more plentiful that day than we had ever known them. It was just seven by my watch when we weighed and started for home, so as to make the worst of the Strom at slack water. which we knew wouia oe av eijji"- . "Such a hurricane as then blew, it uMlyto attempt describing. The oldest seaman in Isor wav never experienced anything like t- had let our sails go by the run beforej it clearly took us; but, at the first pntr, both our masts went bv the boards, as if they had been sawn off -the mainmast taking with it my younger broth er, who had lashed himself to it for safety. "Our boat was the lightest feather.of a thing that ever sat npon water. It had a complete flush deck, with only a small hatch near the bow and this hatch it had always been r.cntom to batten down when about to cross the Strom, uy wav of precaution against the chopping seas. Hut for this circumstance, we should have Tonn dered at once, for we lav entirely buned tor some moments. How my elder brother escaped des truction, I cannot say. For my part, ?n had let the foresail run, I threw myself flat on tbe deck, with my feet against the narrow gun wale of tbe bow, and with my hands KTW'nB ring-bolt near the foot of the forenuut. It was mere instinct that prompted ns t10'' which was Tindoubtedly tbe very best thing 1 could have, done for I was too much flurried to think. "For some moments we were completely del uged, as I say, and all the time I held my breath, and clung to the bolt. When I could stand"it no longer, I raised myself npon my knees, still keep ing hold with my hands, and thus got my head clear. Presentlr nnr littlo lut mm ti.nir -nhakejnst as a dog does in coming out of the wa- fP And ftl..... m.1 t.. If : . m.m -., uu iuiib iiu uuneu, iij gome measure, 01 me " , Iwas now trying to get better of the stu por that bad corao over me, and to collect -some senses, so as to see what was to be done, when I felt somebody grasping my arm. It was my el der brother, and my heart leaped for joy. I had made sure that ho was overboard; but the next moment all this jow was changed to horror, for he put bte mouth close to mv ear, and screamed out the word, 'Sloskoe-etromV "Xo one will ever know what mv feelings were at that moment. I shotrk from head Wfoot. as if I had had the most violent fit of ague. I knew what he meant by that one wont, well enough I knew what he wished to make me understand. With the wind that now'drme us on, we were bound fur tho whirl of tbe Strom, and nothing could sava.us. " By this time, the first fury of the tempest had spent, itself,, or; perhaps, we did not feel it so much, as we scudded before it; but, at all events, the seas, which at first hail been kept down by the wind, and lay flat and frothing, now got up into absolute mountains. A singular change, too, had come over the heavens; around, in every di rection, it was still as black as pitch, but nearly overhead there burst out, all at once, a circular riftof clear sky, as clear as I ever saw, and of a deep bright blue; and through it blazed forth the full moon, with a lustre that I never before knew her to wear. She lit up everything about ns with the greatest distinctness; but, O, God! what a ccene it was to light up! "I now made one or Xw o attempts to speak to my brother; but in some manner, which I could not understand, the din bad so increased, that I could not make him hear a single word, although I screamed at tbo top of my voice in his ear. Presently he shook bis head, looking as jKile as death, and held tip one of his fingersas if to say, 'Listen!' "At first I could not make out what he meant, but soon a hideous thought flashed upon me. I dragged my watch from its fob. It was not giv ing. 1 glanced at the face by the moonlight, and burst into tears as I flung it far awav into tbo ocean. It had run ilomi at seven! W were be hind the time of the slack, and the whirl of tho Strom was in full fury. "When a !at is well built, properly and deep ly laden, the waves in a strong gale, when she is going high, keeni always to slip from beneath her, wbii'li appears veYjtptrange to landsman, and this is what is culled tilling, in sea phrase.' Well, so far,' e had been riding the su ells very clev erly; but presently a gigantic sea happened to take up right under the counter, and boic us with it as it rose up up as if into the sky. I wonld not have lielieved that any wave could rise so high. And then down we cmno nithu sweep, a slide, and a plunge, that made me feel quite dizzy, as if I ere falling from borne lofty mountain top in a dream. "It could not have been more than two min utes afterwards, when wn suddenly felt the waves subside, and were en vcloped ill foam. The lxat luade a sharp half-turn to larlmard, anil shot oil' in its new direction like a' tlinuilcrliolt. We wtre in the belt of surf that always surrounds the whirl; and I thought, of course, tliat another moment we must plunge into the abyss, down which n e could see only indistinctly, on account of the amazing velocity with which we were borne along. "It may appear strange, but now, when wo were in tiie v cry jaws of tbe gulf, I felt more composed than when we were only approaching. Hating made lip my mind to hope no more, I got rid of a great deal of that terror which unman ned me at first. I suppose it was despair that strung my nen es. "After a little while, I became possessed with the keenest curiosity about tbe whirl itself. I positively felt a wish to explore its depths, eeu at the sacrifice I was going to make; and my principal grief was that I should never le able to tell my old companions on shore abont the mys teries I should see. These, no doubt, were singu lar fancies to occupy a man's mind in such ex tremity, aud I have often thought since, that the revolutions of the boat around tbe jkhiI might have rendered me a little light-headed. " How often we made the circuit of the belt, it is impossible to say. Wo careered round and round for perhaps an hour, flying rather than floating, getting gradually more and more into the middle of the surge, and then nearer and near er to its horrible inner edge. AH this time I had never let go of the ring-lwlt. Sly brother was at the stem, holding on to a small empty water cask, which had been securely lashed under the coop of the counter, and was the only thing on deck that had not been swept overboard, when the gale first took us. As we approached the brink of the pit, he let go his hold upon this, and made for tbo ring, from which, in the agony of his ter ror, he endeavored to force my hand, as it was large enough to aflord us both a secure grasp. I never felt deeper grief than when I saw him at tempt this- act. although I knew he was a mad man when bedidHt a raving maniac through sheer fright. I did not care, however, to contest the point with him. I knew it conld make no difference T bether either of us held on at all ; so I let him have the lsilt, and went astern to the cask. .This there was no difficulty in doing, for the smack flew round steadily enough, aud upon an even keel, only swaying to and fro with the immense sweeps and swelters of tho whirl. Scarcely had I secured myself in my new position, when we gave a wild lurch to starboard, and rushed into tne anyss. i inniiereu a mi.i.eu prayer to God, and thought all was over. "As I felt the sickening sweep of the descent, I had instinctively tightened my hold' upon the barrel, and closed my eyes. For some seconds I dared not open them, whilo I pxpected instant de struction, and wondered that I was not already in my death-struggles with the water. But mo ment after moment elapsed. I still lived. The sense of falling hail ceased, and the motion of the vessel seenied lunch as it bad been before, while in the belt of foam, with the exception that she now lay more along. I took courage, and looked again upon the scene. "Xevcr shall I forget the sensation of awe, hor ror, and admiration with which I gazed abont me. The boat appeared to be hanging; as if by magic, midway down, -upon the interior of a fun nel vast in circumference, prodigions in depth, nnd with nerfectlv smooth sides, that might have been mistaken for ebony, but for the bewildering rapidity with'which they spun round, and for the gleamiug and ghastly radiance they shot forth, as the rays of the full moon, from that circular rift amid the clouds which I have already describ ed, streamed in a flood of glory along the black walls, and far away down into the inmost recess es of the abyss. k" "At first I was too much confused to observe anvtbing accurately. The general bnrst of ter rific grandeur was all that I beheld. When I re covered mvself a little, however, my gaze fell in stinctively downward. In this direction I was able to obtain an unobstructed view, from the manner in which the smack hung on the inclined surface of the pool. She was quite upon an even keel that is to say, her deck lay in a plane par allel with that or tne water, uui mis iauer slop ed at an angle of more than forty-five degrees, so that we seenied to be lying npon irar beam ends. I conld not help observing, nevertheless, that I had scarcelv more difficulty m maintaining my hold than if we had been upon a dead level; and this, I suppose, was owing to the speed at which we revolved. . ,., .. "Our first slide into the abyss itself, from the belt of foam above, had carried us a great dis tance down the dope; ' Ya3FZSi . .... nmnnrtionate. Knnnd and roaun.rw. swepJot w h any -g--- whirl. Our progress downward at each revolu- osity which had taken place g2J: "r5 I now began to watch. - ! est, tbe numerous things that floated in our couj nany. I must have been delirious; fctl ionght amusement in specula ing upon the tela. WttaTttWto .wfnl plnng -f THE J- WHITE CLOUD, pears;' and then I was disappointed to find that the wreck of a Dutch merchant ship overtook it, and went down before. At length, after making several guesses of this nature, and being deceived in all, this fact the fact of my invariable miscal culation set me upon a train of reflection that made my limbs again tremble, and my heart beat heavily once more. "It was not a new terror that thus affected me, but the dawn of a more exciting hope. This hope arose partly from memory, and partly from pres ent observation. I called to mind the great va riety of buoyant matter that strewed the coast of Lofoden, having been absorbed, and then thrown forth by tho Moskoe-strom. By far the greater number of the articles were shattered iu the most extraordinary way so chafed aud roughened as to have the appearance of being stuck full of splinters; but then I distinctly recollected that there were some of them which were not, disfig nred at all. Xow, I could not account for this difference, except by supposing that the rough ened fragmeuts were tbe only ones which had been completely absorbed that tbe others had entered the whirl at so late a period of the tide, or, for some reason, had descended so slowly af ter entering, that tbey did not reach tbe bottom before the turn of tbe flood came, or of the ebb, as the case might be. I conceived it possible, in either instance, that they might thus be whirled ed up again to the level of the ocean, without un dergoing tbe fate of those which had been drawn in more early, or absorbed more rapidly. I made, also, three important observations: The first was that, as a general rule, the larger bodies were, tbe more rapid iu their descent; tbe sec ond, that betw een two masses of equal extent, the one spherical, and the other of any other shaiie, the superiority in speed of descent was with the sphere; the third, that, between two masses of equal size, tbe one, c lindrical, and the other of any other shape, the cylinder was absorb ed the more slowly. Since my escape, I have had several conversations on this subject with an old schoolmaster of tbe school district. From him I learned the use of the words 'cylinder' and 'sphere.' "There was ono startling circumstance which went agreat way in enforcing these observations, and rendering me anxious to turn them to ac count, and this was, that at jvery revolution we passed something like a barrel, or else tho yard or the mast of a vessel: while many of those things which had been on our level when I first oened my eyes iiMn the wonders of the whirl pool, were now high above ns, and seemed to have moted but little from their original station. " I no longer hesitated what to do. I resolved to lash myself securely to the water-cask upon which I now held, to cut loose from the counter, and throw myself with it into the water. I at tracted my brother's attention by signs, pointed to the floating huricls that came near us aud did everything ill my power to make him understand what I was about to do. I thought at length that he comprehended my design; but. whether this was the case or uot, he shook his head des pairingly, and refused to move from his station by the ringbolt. It was impossible to reach him; the emergency admitted of no delay; and so, with a bitter struggle, I resigned him to his fate, fastened myself to the cask by means of the lash ings which secured it to the counter, and precipi tated myself with it into the sea, without anoth er moment's hesitation. "The result was, precisely what I hoped it might be. As it is myself who now tells jou this tale as you see what I did escape and as jou are already in possession of tho mode in which this escape was effected, and must therefore an ticipate all that I havo further to say I will bring my story quickly to a conclusion. It might have been an hour, or thereabouts, after my quit ting the smack, when, having descended to a vast distance beneath me, it made three or four wild gyrations in rapid succession, ami bearing my loved brother with it. plunged headlong, at once and forever, into the chaos of foam below. The barrel to which I was attached had sank very little farther than hair the distance hetweeu tho bottom of the gulf and the spot at which I leaped overboard, before a great change took place in tbo character of the whirlpool. The slope of the sides of the vast funnel became every moment less and less steep. The gy rat ions of the whirl grew gradually less and less violent. By degrees, the froth and the rainbow disappeared, and the bottom of the gulf seemed slowly to up rise. The sky was clear, aud tbe winds had pine down, and tbe full ruoon was setting radiantly iu the west, when I found myself on the surface of the ocean, in tbe full view of the shores of Lofo den, and above the spot where the pool of Moskoe-strom had been, it was the hour of the slack; but the sea still heaved in mountainous waves from the effects of the hurricane. I was liorne violently into the channel of tbo Strom, and iu a few minutes was hurried down the coast into the 'grounds' of the fishermen. A boat picked me up exhausted from fatigue, and (now that the danger was removed) sjieechless from the memo ry of its horror. Those w ho drew me on board were my old mates aud daily companions; but they knew me uo more than they would have known a traveller from the spirit land. My hair, which had leen raven-black the day before, was as white as you see it now." A Remarkable Career. A correspondent of the Albany Sunday Prew gives the follow ing personal sketch in connection with the Helen Jewett murder, which agitated New York many years ago. Miss Townsend, whose extraordinary career is here epitomized, was the keeper of the honse of ill fame in which the beautiful Helen was assassinated. Miss Townsend, whose proper name was Re becca Peabody, w as a native of Castleton, Rens selaer Comity. She was a daughter of highly re spected parents, and was a young lady posses sing remarkable personal attractions and a very amiable disposition. While on a visit to New York she fell, like Helen Jewett, from the path of virtue, and became the mistress of a notorious gambler named Brown, with whom she lived bnt a short time, however, when she opened aftcr ivard her notorious house. After the trial of Robinson or tbe murder of Miss Jewett, Miss Townsend (having accumulated a fortune of some $6D,000 in her nefarious bnsiness) returned to Castleton, inteudiug to spend the remainder of her days in eae and comfort. But alas! for the mutability of all earthly' expectations, she was doomed to disappointment. After her arrival here she erected tbe substantial edifice on the hiir, to the left of the Reform Church, and which was afterwards nnrchased from her bv Rev. E. P. .Stimpson, for a parsonage for that church. It presents a fine view from the rier, aud was Sir some years after the murder; pointed out and the general object of comment by travelers. After being installed fn her" new residence she married Joseph Moffat, a master carpenter and a vnung man of nnusual skill in his bnsiness. Mr. Moffat was much respected in the village. Soon after the marriage her banker in Sew York de frauded her out of the greater part of her ready monev. when her husband became dissipated aud neglected his business, and her early associates refusing to recognize her, made her life anything bnt an enviable one, at the time she commenced visiting the Methodist Church, of which her pa rents had been exemplary members. At first she was not well received. Xo pew was opened for her, and no oue would willingly sit beside her. But this gradually wore off as she began to show eigns of repentance and reform, and she finally united herself with the church, about eleven vears siuce, lived the life of a devoted Christian, re-spected and beloved by the whole community. It was expected that upon her death bed she would make some revelations in regard to the murder of Helen Jewett, but she did not, and r we are to credit the dying statement of Richard P. Robinson, the mystery of that murder still re mains. A Texas uniwrnf a late date, in the course of an article on General AUiert Sidney Johnson, written by a professed intimate friend, says that bis high sense of honor was the cause of his death. Becanseof bis defeat at the battle of Douelson, he was bitterly denounced by officers jealous of his fame, and severe and untruthful articles against him published by a portion oftheXew Orleans press. This so mortified aud exasperated him that, in thehkttle at Sbiloh, he threw aside his "" "? General, and went foremost in .the fight, where he received the mortal wound. 1 T ctenee of good manners, says a cele . bated author, is to know when and how to keep stiU. r CONSTIT U'l'lOM" AND THE UNION. KANSAS, THURSDAY, m$(tUn. AMia. THE IXB&O&KX KL.VHBEK. Tes. I shall sleep I Some coming dijr, Waco Moasonuin tbewisaareducinf. And chUilirn at their mirthful plsr. Heed not the mournful crovd sdraDcinz, Up llirouch the Ions and buy aUret, They'll brr nie to my last retreat. Or tW-!t nultera tuiatj rave Tbe storms and bbuta ef winter's weather, Abort the narrow, new-made crate, Where care and 1 lie down together. nou;b, that I should know it not. Beneath, In the dark, narrow apoL t For I ahall aleep! .a sweets sleep , Aa ever dared a ehiIdprpoaln ' Awaits me in the eellsedrrll. Where I, my weary erruaiicl0ii!ag At length shall lay me down to rent, - Urtslless of clod shore mybrraat. Asleep! How tlreti n ill be that rest. Free from life 'a ferer moving wildly. That when la put the earth's unreal, Its bosom ahaD receive me mildly; For not one dream of earth ahaU come. To lnrade the alomber of that home. O, deep repose! O, alomber bleat! O, night nf peace! Xo storm, no sorrow; No heavy atirring In my rest. To meet another weary morrow ! I ahaU heed neither night nor dawn. But still, with folded hands, sleep on. Sleep on! tbouch jnfit above my head. Pro 1 sin and misery's haggard faces! For the deep slumber of the dead. All sense of human woe erases: Tallies the heart, and cures tbe brain Of e cry thought of outward paili. Arraiea above my bond mar tramp! They'll not dUtaru one rigid musilo! I shall not heed tliiir iron stamp. More than a leaf cumplaining rustle; Xay. were the world conveuod to break My leaden sleep, I should not wake. . And yet, methiuLs, if steps of those I'd known and lored on earth were round mc, Twould tame the might of my repose, Shher theirmi cords that bonnd me; Save that I know this cannot he. Fur death dLov us all s mouthy ! Well, be it so! since I should yearn. Anxiously watch for their appearing; Chiding earh lingering. Lite return. And eter sail, aud errr fearing; Living life's drama o'er again. Its traged) of Lope and puiu. Then monrn not. friends, when e may lay The uirent earth alsive my ashes; Think what a rest awaits my clay, Aud smooth the mound with tearless la&ked, Klad that the resting form within Has done at leugth with care and sin. ThinV that with mo the strife Is o'er. Life's stormv, struggling battle ended; Brjoiee tliat I have gaineu the shore To which, though weak, my footsteps tended; Breathe the blest hope above the sod. And leaTe me to m rest with God. A MAX WITH THREE AR3M. The Williamsport Gazette and Lttlitin is respon sible for the following: Among the iassangers over the train lmund south last oeuiiig was a maujHini and raised iu the County of Oswego, N. Y. His name is Wil liam Jacobs. He prides himself on three well developed arms and hands, the member extraord inary haing grown above the right shoulder blade. It hangs suspended down the back, and cau be raised aud lowered at will. In length it is shor ter than the anus, proper, butpossesses extraordi nary muscle, w hich he displays whenever occa sion demands it. Xo person passing through a railroad car, or meeting him ujmiii the street, wonld observe any deformity, but after becomiug cognirant of this singular case, would perceive a peculiar fit of his coat. He states that he has ofteu been questioned as to why he does not place himself upon exhibi tion or" become one of Baannm's pernianeu, attrac tions. His invariable reply is. that he is averse to public exhibitions. His father being a wcaltby farnier, he had ahvaj s preferred to remain at home, and was the most active and profitable'of farmer's help. He wonld assist in loading bay, and at the same time hold securely the horses' reins. On se eral occasions he came near brea king this unnatural member, by sudden falls, and at ono time suffered the pangs of a full sized felon upon the fore-finger. On one occasion, when about eighteen, the vil lage lMiys thought they would have a little sport at "Miree arm's" expense, aud commenced a sys tem of blackguardism, followed by bold attacks npon his person ;forbearauce ceased tobe a virtue, and throwing off his loose garments, he went at them in true pugilistic style, Ho. 3 performing its duty nobly, and apparently outrivaling Nos. 1 aud 2. 'At the end of the skirmish six prostrate villa gers told what a fierce opponent they had met. "Three arms" gained a notoriety, and never afterward was persecuted on account of his defonnitv. At the outbreak of the rebellion he joined a jfew York regiment, and so distinguished himscll uy Bravery tuat no was promoieu cajnaiu, and ranked as the best drill officer of the regiment to which he was attached. At the close of the war be returned to the farm, mill has remained there. He is now en route for the South, to visit a sister somewhere in the in terior of North Carolina. It may Iks a query w itn soino how he could use his arm with proper cloth ing upon bis body. All his garments intended fur laboring suits, were so made as to opeu npon the back, and closed by buttouing the same as a child's aprou. Being a man of fine conversa tional powers, an interview with him is especial ly agreeable, aud he relates mauy pleasant anecdotes of himself with great relish. 1 ISfjl aj Iadiaa Relies la IaeUaaa. The Xew Albany (Ind.) Ledger of a recent date contains the following: Mr. Samuel Jones, near Xew Amsterdam, Harrison Connty, sends us an account of having drained a lake on his place covering over seventy acres, which has probably existed there for hun dreds of years. The work was one of great labor and considerable expense, bnt restores to ns a fine Isody of laud, and Mr..S. is certainly entitled to great credit for the work performed. He in forms ns that after the draining had been comple ted he found that the bed of the lake had at one time lieen occupied as an Indian camping ground, probably tho site of one of their villages. As evidence of this be states that in digging a cel lar large quantities of bear and deer bones were thrown up. Ai oiner points uu iuc uo, nueu digging boles to set posts, bones of Indians were found. Several Indian graves have been discov ered on the place, which appear to have been covered with muscle shells, taken from the bed of some of the neighboring creeks or the Ohio River. Indian implements of various kinds have also been found ou the place and in the immediate neighborhood. From the statement of Mr. Jones there can be uo doubt that the locality at one time has been the home of a large tnne ot .onn American Indians, every trace of which has dis appeared except the relics thus accidentally dis covered. This is an interesting field for the investigations of arclueologists, and may enable them to gather some valuable information in re gard to the aborigines of the country. A touso gentleman of Indianapolis was to start for a little town near Cincinnati last Tues day for the purpose of returning home with his sister, who is unwell at that place. Monday night that gentleman had a homed dream, in which be saw a figure clothed in white approach him, and pointing a bony finger, sar in sepulchral tones, "in four days you die." The dreamer thought if he was to die he would rather die at home than abroad, and thereforehepostponed his trip. One, two, three, and four days passed, and yet he re mained distressingly healthy, didn't even lose his appetite. On the evening of the fourth day, becoming disgusted at the want of truth in tbe figure in white, he left the city for Cincinnati. -n rww f PalifomiaL has nnt Ml IlLKiC usww, r opinion on record that there are women who cry before tbey are hurt. IJ? recently before him, be decided that the&rtof a woman being seen frequently in tears is not suBdeat proof of her husband's cruelty to her to obtain a dlToree. "The women ought to Impeach htm. ! lx condemning late duxnerjioars, Gtoi Hfiik says thU within foar J hoVr ha. eo J&Ff twelTe "!" 1 of tfis day-ftoB 9 ..' ? MARCH 14, 1872. LITERARY RELICS. V' The universal reverence entertained for men of genius causes their residences, and every little thing belonging to them, to be regarded with an nnusual degree of interest. Hence it is that rel ics of thum their autographs, pens, snuff-boxes, and other articles are so eagerly sought, after, and so highly prized. Tbe neighborhoods in which they dwelt are wandered through witbT greater delight than others more beautiful or strikiugvbut not so renowneu. mere is a cuarui," Wasntug: ton Irving observes, "about the spot' that has been printed bv the footstena of denarted licautv. aud coiiecra( ed by tho inspiration of the "-poet, which is heightened rather than imnaintd.Lv lbs lapse of ages. It is, indeed, the" gift of poetry-! o:j iwnun utctjf yiiico iu wuiuu iv uui cs, vojjrcaiuw round nature an odor more exquisite than the per fume of the rose, aud to shed over it a tint more magical than, the blush of morning." The house iu w hich Miltou resided between the years IKil and 1639 still exists at-18 York street, Westminster. Jeremy Beuthaui, to" whom the house latel v belontred. Dot no a tablet on" the back wall, (believed to have been the front in-the po et's time,) inscribed "sacred to" Milton, prince of poets." i tns nabitation, wherein part or "Para dise Lost" was undoubtedly composed, is now let out to two or three poor families, the ground floor being converted into achandler'a shop. From tbe parlor w iudows the poet could have commanded a fine view of St. James's Park, more picturesque then than at present. At Chalfont, in Bucking hamshire, is another residence of .Milton's, in which he composed "Paradise Regained." Though the pear-tree said to have been planted '.by Crom well, in Sidney College, Cambridge, was cut down in March, ISO, the mulbery tree, planted by his illustrious Latin secretary, Stilton, has been more fortunate, still flourishing in tbe pleasant garden of Christ's college, where it was planted by the youthful stndeut. Some years ago, it suffered considerably from a violent gale of wind, which sadly shattered it; but its aged boughs are now carefully propped up, aud its trunk protected by a partial coveriug of lead. With these aids it promises to look green for many years to come. Its fertility appears to have nndergoue no change; in the summer it is laden with fruit, of which more than two bushels of the finest flavor were gathered in the season of 1KT. The smallest frag ments from this tree are religiously cherished by the poet's numerous admirers. In August, ITUO, when Milton's coffin was discovered buried under the desk in the chancel of the church of St. Giles, Cripplegate, some friinds of the o ersecr contri v ed, at night time, to possess themselves of the hair and some of the teeth of the immortal "met. In the park at.l'euhnrst Castle, Kent, stands a famous oak, said to have been planted at tbe birth of Sir Philip Sidney. What genius points to yonder oak f What rapture does my soul provoke T " There let me hang a garland high. There let my Muse her accents try ; Be there my earliest homage paid. Be there my latest TigUs made ; For thon wast planted in the earth Tbe day that amine on Sidney's birth. 'In the grounds of Abbington Abbey, Northamp tonshire, stands Rarrick's mulberry-tree, with this inscription upon copper attached to one of its limbs: "This tree was planted by David (Jarrick, esq., at the request of Ann Thiirshy. ns a growing testimony of their friendship. 177d." Henry Kirk White's favorite tree, whereon he had cut "II. K. ., ItsTi," stood on the sands at Whitton, in Northumberland, till it was cut down by the woodman's axe; but in generation for tbe poet's memory, the, portion bearing bis Initials was carefully preserved in an elegant gilt frame. An English traveller, desirons of possessing "a memorial of Madame do Sevigne, purchased for tbe sum of eighteen thousand francs the staircase of her chateau at Provence. Sir Isaac N'ewton's solar dial, which was cut in stone, and attached to the manor bouse at Wools throp, Lincolnshire, is now placed in the Royal Society's collection. Some years ago, a curious arm-chair which had belonged to Gay, the oet, was sold at public auc tion at Barnstable, his native place. It contained a drawer underneath the seat, at the extremity of which was a smaller draw er, connected with a rod in fnint, by which it was drawn ont. Benjamin Franklin's "fine crab-tree walking stick, with a gold head curiously wrought in tbe form of the cap of liberty," is bequeathed in a co ilocil to his will, "to the friend of mankind, Gen. Washington ;" adding, "that if it were a sceptre, be has merited it and would become it." Thrope's "Catalogue of Autographs" (1843) in cludes a letter from a Miss Smith, of Anmndale, forwarding to the Earl of Buchan "a chip taken from the coffin of the poet Bums, when his lsxly was removed from hisfirst grave to the mausoleum, erected to his memory, in St. Michael's church yard, Dumfries." The tower of Miinthanl, in Burgundy, was Buf fon's study, and, together with the gardens in which the great naturalist used to recreate him self, is religiously kept up by the inhabitants. Pope's house, at Bilifield, has been pulled down, bnt the poet's parlor still exists as a part of the present mansion erected on tho spot. A patch of the great forest near Binfield has been honorably I ireserved. under the name of Pope's Wood!. His louse at Tw ickenham is gone, the garden is bare, but the celebrated grotto remains strippsd, how ever, of all that gave it picturesquenessgraafc, and beauty. Cowper's house, at Olncy, is still, standing in the same ruinous state so humorously described bv the poet; bis parlor is occupied as a girl's school. The summer-honse in the garden, where in be used to sit conning his verses, also remains, its walls covered with' visitors' names. His resi idence in tha neighboring village of Weston has been much altered, but is still beautiful, w ith a profusion of roses in front. ,. - Goldsmith's cottage at "Kilbnm, wherein he wroto the " Vicar of Wakefield" and the "Desert ed Village" was pulled down a feWyears since, to make way for now buildings. atrni as : The Ess af the Warla-W shall Wisral ap la Aagaas, 1871. Tho end of the world fs now set for next sum mer, Tettt Datid eum SH)Ua, or rather Dr. Cnm mings and Prof. Plantamonr. Jk'of while the pro phetic Doctor's last calculation places the final conflagration at about this time, tho great astron omer of Geneva relates the discovery of a com et of wonderful and unnsnall size, -that is rush ing with immense velocifyttowafd onr earth,to reach it on the lJth'ofngast.- Prof. Plant; monr has round tins comet aiaron in space, puuii 1 a., ill reel I v toward nuraefobe that nothing can prevent a collision axcvpt-tha intervention of some other heavenlv body to sway the wanderer ont of its course. ,It U a new coatet, and there fore more ' to be dreaded thati otir old friends of tbe same sort, which haTsbecn picked to pieces bv tbeis pectroscope pierced by the telescope, and, in one or two instances, even robbed of part of their luxuriant tails. We knqw-'thc! to be harmless bodies, while of thisgiant of Prof". Plau tamourweknow nothing. Hit there is consola tion in the thought that before the ollisioa acr tually takes place onr wise men will have ample opportunity to dissect the hostile coatet, and tn form'ns whether our fate- is 'to'-lie Incremated with burning gas, atoned to death wit meteor ites, or simply to add anotberaateBHe to our train. These is a ship now sailingrom Holland, built inl56.when the Prince of Orange was fighting Philip 1L, of Spain, tbenat.the zenith of his pow er. Sbe was sailing to the Indies, when the Hol landers organized themselves into the "Beggars of the Sea," and as prirateersmen eanwd a repu tation which astonished the world. This Dutch ship is called the Commissaries des Konior von der Heine. She passed the Cape of Good Hope, October, 1864, from Batavia, for Holland, then 394 years old! Tbf.sk is a revival association In England de nominating itself the "United Christian Band of the Royal Artillery of Heaven." Among the members, says an adwrtisetBent, are "many ex traordinary men, who have been rescued from the devil, having been wrestlers, poblieans, and pugilists, bnt are nowaervaBtoof God. It has been diseuTered that Hranboldt had 1 a love affair with a pretty French gtri 1 in youth, and It is talked about as though it was ua beeoming tho great aBTaat. H- that bath pity thaj P?iiu0 Iord, and -that which ho hath given fee wiu pay him again. Sdaw TERMS-$2.00 TRE FOOTSTKTS OF DECAY. The following Is a, translation from an ancient Spanish poem, which, save the Edinburgh, lEerine, is surpassed by nothing with which we are acquainted ia the Spanish lan fuare, except the "Ode of Louis de Leon."' Oh ! let the soul iu'alnmhera break Arouse lu senses, and awaLe, To see hew soon Life, in Its glories, glides away, Jtnd tbe stern tWotsteps of decay v 4 Coara ateaiine on. And whue we view the rol'iog tide. ' t. IXiwn which vur cowing minutes glide f Away to fast. -, Lei ns the present hour employ, - And deem each future dream a Joy ""Ah-eadv past. Let no vain hope deceive the mind to happier let na hope to ftnd 4 To-morrow .than to-day. Onr golden ilreama of ore were bright u Like them the present shall delight Like them decay. Our Uvea like haaVninc atreaau most be. That Intojtne eafalnhing sea Are doomed to fall The sea of death, whose waves roll on O'er Xing- ajinTKingdom, crows sad throne. And Swallow sU. Alike toe river's lordly tide. Alike the homble rivulets glide To that aad wave! Death levels povarty aad pride. And rieh and poor sleep sMlthy aide, .Within the grave. Our birth ia but a starting place; Xife la tbevnnnlng of the race. And death the goal ; There all our glittering tojs are brought Ths path alone, of all unsought, ? vTafoamtofsU. See, then, hew poor and little worth - Are all those glittering toya of earth That lure ua here ! Dreama of a aleep that death moat break; Alas! before it bida ua wake. We disappear. Long ere the damp of earth can blight. The cheek's pure glow of red and whips Baa iiaaaed away." Youth passed, ami all waa heavenly fair Age came and laid hia finger there. And where are they 1 Where Is the strength that spurned decay. The atep that roved ao light and gav. The heart's blithe time I The strength ia gone, the atep la slow. And jor grows wearisome and wo, - When age comes on! THE PAHT A.SJB TRK PRKSKXT. There are always thoughtful aud despondent 'men who complain that 'their own day is the worst of days, and the men by w lioin" they are surrounded tbe smallest of men. "In the Con gress of the United States," says such a man, " there were once statesmen. . But look and lis ten! Are these statesmen, or" politicians braw ling in a barroom f If this were not one of the oldest and most familiar complaints it wonld lie more startling, lint tne rawmones ot all men who. observe the public mcu and affairs of their times are full of the same strain, fbrtei riztre ante Agamemnon. It is still distance which lends enchantment to the view. Tlie visitors to the Capitol who sigh for wliat'they call tbe great d.is of the Republic, tbe purity of its first years, the grandeur of its later ilajs, the dignity of Adams, the simplicity of Jefferson, the wisdom of Madison, the magic tongue of Fisher Ames, the silvery -voice of Henry Clay, the incisie snbtlety of Calhoun, the force of Welmter havo but to turn to the story of these men, and the kiudly mist that made them large and roseate to the imagination disappears. The disposition which regards our own-time as the period of decline, and our public men as puerile rhetoricians or corrupt schemers, is as un just as it is unhappy. Certainly our history furnishes few liner figures than Abraham Lin coln, and if any four years of any history has a nobler galaxy of herons than tho young soldiers of the late war, we do not know them. John Adams is one of our most illustrions names, bnt be appealed from the base times and the little men around bim to us. The simplicity and pu rity of the Jeflersoniau epoch may be seen in the intrigues of the House that. elected him, and in Aaron Burr, his Vice President. Webster and Clay and Calhoun were the famous aud familiar Senatorial trinmvirute, but history will record that they merely evaded difficulties, and post poned to us questions which they were not states men enough so grapple. Miss Martineau, in a paper published at the In-ginning of tbe rrliel lion, records ber conversation with all these men upon the real quest ion of the country, which she plainly saw, and all that they hoped to do was to escape the inevitable deluge. In "the palmy days" when tliey were "great statesmen," Cal houu preached a doctrine fatal to liberty and tbe national existence; Clay dexterously dodged it with his famous and fatal compromise; Webster, denying to Hayne, surrendered to menace on the7th of March. We see our times closely, and the faults of our own men seem large. They are not, therefore, to be executed, aud they are alwavs to be exposal, for that is the condition of public life. A public man cannot claim immunit V of the urivate citi zen, because he does not act or spek for himself alone, lint to denounce tbem summarily as knaves and dolts; or to encourage the spirit which does so. fs to deride the American principle and to" breed despair. Many of those who are despon dent now we. remember as desponding eight years ago. Theyhegged ns to observe with how little wisdom tbe world was governed. We looked, and we saw a race esnauciiiated, a Union saved to liberty and prosperity; a great nation freed from a fatal plague, and the principle of populargovern meut vindicated. The deapondencj shook its bead over New York, and we have seen the good sense of bonest citizens breaking the chains of corruption. We do not, meanwhile, forget that optimism is a sertnctive ana aangerous connseiior. But despair is an evil doer. Themanwhohonest Iv tries is the only man who really triumphs. Harper' ITttHj. ill aw RATHTJt too Late. Justice, tbongh sometimes tardy, is a great virtue; bnt tbe following smacks a little of a-job. While Major Andre was awai ting execution as a spy, Sergeant Major John Champs, by request of General Washington, was, .selected from Geo. Lee's regiment to go to New Tork as a deserter and bring off Arnold in time to save the life of Andre. Champe reached the British lines after an exciting pursuit, under went an examination before Sir Henry Clinton, and was given a position in tbe British army with his former rank. The plan to seize and car ry off Arnold failed, and C'barape returned to the American army, from which he was discharged by Washington, lest, falling into tbe bands of the enemy, he should lie hanged as a spy. Subse quently be died in Kentucky, near tbe close of tbe eighteenth eentnry. At this rather late day, it is proposed to reward the service if "this revolu tionary hero, and lor this purpose Mr. Sbellahar gerof Ohio has introduced in Congress a bill to grant his heirs a township of land-from the public domain. At the late banquet given in New York to Gen. Stickles by tbe officers of his old corps, oue of the most striking- scenes of the evening was the speech of Gen. Owen of the Second Corps, who said that be as well as others, liad criticised and condemned the advanced position taken by Gen. Sickles and the Third Corps at Gettyslmrgh, but that on revisiting and examining tbe tattle field since the war,, he bad been convinced tbat tbe attitnde of the Third Corps, assumed in defiance of the ordinary rules, was the only one which conld have saved the day. Gen. De Peyster fol lowed in a graphic and telling speech, stating that he was of tbe same opinion. A St. Locts exchange gives "the" following dif- & .. U whl.l 4I.A wnM vinte' W9S spelled by as many parents in that city, in recent schools still to hear from: "Vaeenate.veahiated, vexenated, vaxnate, waxnaded, vaceroirate, wax nstot, waxaite, vsscennsted. vexnats, raernated, taxeneted. .vaxeuated. vsxenaded, raxnaden, waxrnaded, vaccenated, raxelnesteing. vavri neating, waxnated. waxineingbed, waxenaterl, waseinnated, wasciastid, vexnated, wasciouated, wakenated, vaxeiaated, waxneigbed" It U lalcx to azThmt some people than to oblige them, far tha better a aaaa dust ties the worse they will apsak of Mm: as iCafca ymfrng of open hatrwd teTtearbenaaM"W ' wr. arf farg-w aaSsrtta-tfcsyliaTOotrlljlsiai( lly. PER ANNUM, IN ADTANCE. . WHOLE NOIBER, 766. THABBErK tTBTE.Xl. A Tialt le His Late atraiacara at Lancaster, Peaaerlraaia. "Burleigh." tbe well-known cosrespondent of the Boston Journal, writes: Spending a littla time in Lancaster, I sought out and visited the homestead in which Jfr. Stev ens passed the greater purt of his life. It of hum ble pretensions, brick, two stories and attic, and might serve fur any well-to-do mechanic. Attach ed to the dwelling is a plain brick building, two Morics high, which was peculiarly Mr. Stevens' home. The two lower rooms were his law offices. They remain as he left theni. The rooms are di- ided by foldiug doom. Tho sides of both rooms are lined with oak liook-shdvcs. aud are crowded. Tbe carpet, frayed aud soiled, shows the wear of years. A wooden Boston rocking chair was his favorite seat. Tim lounge, covered with green leather, wiesleii arm chairs, aud huge table, havo beeu .in use over a quarterof a century. The hall way of the dwelling is large aud ornamented with ao arch. The diniug room, in the rear of the hall, has not lieen refurnished for a quarter of a cen tury. The broad stairway leads to Mr. Stevens private apartments, which were over the law offi ces. A parlor and bed room comprise tho suite. They are jnst as he left them to make his last vis it to Washington. Tho dost of vears covers every thing, and has never been disturlied. A few por traits hang around the room. His favorite books line the walls, and an air of comfort aad homeli ness pervades the place, tits POLITICAL stabt. Mr. Steveus was one of the earliest Aliolitlon ists, and was consitent through all his life. He was tho avowed friend of the colored race every where. They fled to him for counsel and help, and never fled in vain. Unmarried, his h..usrkee crwasacolored-wUIR11 ,lf the m)ist j,rIIiKe Ski: . ""'e1',' "nmny ou her account to Ililf I i of " ckness. He earned his position as leiuler or the opp,llleI1t, otlhe Democ racy by his industry, talnit, integritvand tact. He was always tine. He divided w ith'lluchanan, who lived in the same limn, the leadership of tho Bar of his Connty. Both were unmarried, both headed their political parties, and were generally jiitted against each other in all great cases. Bnt in most tbiugs they were unlike. Buchanan wis aristocratic, selfish and miserly. Stevens was plainly republican, homely iu Lis stlo of lifo, open-handed, and gave away all be earned to everybody who wanted churches, theatres, friends and foes. Buchanan was exacting in his fees, very saving, and died worth 8300,000, the larger portion of which was iu cash securities. Stevens was always embarrassed, laid np nothing, and what his estate will bring is yet unknown. His bouse hits been sold, aud his liooks aud furni ture will soon be put under the hammer. UETAItTrX. Sir. Slovens was rarely excelled in repartee. He was always read-, and bis satire was sharper ban bayonets. The jieoplc of Lancaster never tire of reieatiiig bis sayings. He tried a case be- torc a judge not celcliratetl for bis great wisdom. The Judge gave a ruling that disgusted Mr. Stev ens, as his face plainly indicated. "Does ths Court understand the counsel to express contempt for its mlingP said tho Judge. St, may it please our Honor, I was trWng to urn-pres con tempt." When the reliels burnt his iron foundry and pnqierty at Gettysburg which they did with a relish Mr. Stevens remarkisl: "Had Lee burnt up my liabilities ut tbo same time, I would have been much obliged to bim." When Keitt, of S. C, attacked Mr. Stevens and told him about a pious deacon, he bad ou bis plantation, Mr. Stevens asked what the price of deacons were in bis dis trict, aud how'much more a negro would bring for being a deacon. A Lutheran minister of Lan caster left the pulpit and lievaiue a Democratic politician. He met Mr. Stevens soon after, aud inquiring almut his health, received as an answer: "1 am very well; I take care of my sj stem, and above all things, keep my conscience, pure. I sui pose you have heard that I have abandoned poli tics and am studying for tbe ministry." Iu his last sickness, the doctor said to him one day: "Mr. Stevens, I think our ap'icaraiiLe is better to-day." "It is not mv apM-arance that troub les me," he said, "but my i'-jppcaiauce." Brala sfa Brnaarhahte Character. Owen Edgerton, another of our pioneer citizens, died ThnrMlay evening, the 1st inst.. iu tho fc-'d year of bis age. He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, iu September, 17'JO, where ho lejrned his trade as a shoemaker. In 1612 be en listed as a drummer under Gen. Jackson, and serv ed through tbe Seminole war in Florida, partici pating iu the famous battle of tho Horse Shoe, and other engagements of that sanguinary and prolonged conflict. Whilst in tbe army be suffer ed great banlsphips and fell a victim to the tempt ations of camp. At the close nf the war he ac cepted a situation as bar tender in a two peuuy gin shop. Among tho Southern men, who were so fond of the turf, he became noted as a light ri der, an expert horseman, a remarkable jumper, aud as a fleet foot racer, being seut for from far and near, wheu a cuutest of the kind waa on (ke tapis. After marriage, iu the year 1S21, he remasr ed from his native State to this city, and soon com menced attending the meeting of Friends, prob ably through curiosity. At one of these meetings he was particularly uutired by Jeremiah Hubbard, who inquired who that showy young man was, dressed in his military trappings. In a short time he Joined tbe society of Frierds, and tho plain garb took the place of the soldier's dress. His wife taught bim to read tbe Bible, a book that he afterward prized, and which became his constant companion. As an evidence of bis conscientious scruples, he refused the government military bounty of 160 acres of land. He also refrained from eating New Orleans sugar and molasses or wearing a cotton shirt, or in any other way con suming anything made by slave lalior. Without worldly Lonors, riches or learning, bis heart was fixed on higher and more enduring hopes aud treasures full of years aud in the assurance of the Christian's blessed fruition, he peacefully de parted, trusting in his Saviour, leaviug behind a sMitless character tbat was adorned with Chris tian virtues, ami a name worthy of our remem brance and emulation. Ricimomd (Ind.) Telegram. Aaeeasta mt Wigfall. A Texas correspondent sends tbe following, say ing it has not appeared in print: Mr. Louis T. Wigfall, one of the leading seces sionists of Texas and the South, felt, after Lee's surrender, somewhat embarrassed as to bis corpo real safety in a laud then in possession of his ene mies. He left Richmond in disguise, and travel led on muleback alone for Texas. Dick Taylor had also Mrrendered, and all the ferries and cross ings were in the bands of the federal forces. Wig fail could pursue no other course but risk himself to be put across the Mississippi by a detachment, of Union soldiers. He was well disguised. Ob serving that no allnsion was made to himself; and wishing to know, if possible, how the wind blew, he began a general tirade against the leading con federates, winding np by inquiring what would lie done by that scamp Wigfall, if they should catch him. The soldiers replied, they supposed tbey wonld bang him. "Yes, tbey would do ex actly right, and I would pall at one end of the rope!" replied Wigfall, mounting his mule and trotting off westward. florpcr's JfoaaHae. 1.x Utah, during the recent cold weather, some travellers saw a dog standing by the side of a tel egraph pole. Tbe appearance of the animal struck tbem, for, as tbey rode 'np towards it, it did not move or give any signs of life, but stood as motionless as if carved out of stone. A closer inspection revealed the fact that the dog was froz en to death. He had died leaning against the telegraph pole, and stood as naturally as if alive. ANrw Exolaxd engineer lately dreamed that one of the forward trucks of bis engine was crack ed. When bo awoke he had a premonition lest hia dream might prove true, and thought he would go down to see that everything was right On examining the engine at the engine house, ha found tbe trairreefcly in the i ssmeromlition a. he had seen it in bis dream, and another engine h to be substituted in its stead. W. M. BosKtatATT, a Jewish .writer, predicts In dta ijanaary G-Jaa-jUat inthla rje "obedience will sJe-refasMoaAneMawa-Jto fjM.oraaneesoreirCTnieaion and marrkge, ac roraiagto tha Jewish laws. Bcxakts siod wMatie, ot do list mkhm M Si 15 31 Ha. ill UM ?! hn t 4 UA 14 - j m mi n m a - .! ,kli !n St 31 ft J ... 11 s I mi U j. v3 If m mi : I I'M L M ;;( jtti I IS 1 .11 ! 34 it w p. m ?-2 it fer.