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AlHl lin iighl Koftl.t IkiU Ou tin? n.iil j ii ol Un' Ihmi' iii'M, i in ilit Ummftii ii'tiirnl ; ):.M I ilia.tt, vl.- ii ti e iui'i- nf jj:iik K'i!ti i tlir utiii'li-wti tin r, l ln i gitiiiu on r i"itti g iift.f mo uniK'i An lin'tlii'i knivi.r tiiur. Anil li ' fi'" li ilri'l 1"" I'1 f lit li ; 1ijU.iiuri.it iiiu.it wlmiin, H.lU'l' HlH hi I'n' ir l.fcH U l Uf.ll Jti vuhii llnii nuri'l i.f rliiiiir ; Xmv fur a LituMiur.t m tii'U, i iln- r- aim nf l!it bin? rn !rl, Yl.i'if. li. w iuii. I nf I In- u.vi r t-ii-llitr, In ti.tj Uil nf i'n;lli hi wt kL in m t lie Skw Voik Titu,i. iv ..! y. . tl. V l- Al'TOllI'MiBAI'llll.'AL KUAOMIST. Mr. lla) uioud had a gooii right to HUppnso that the events of bis lifo were ilcstiucd to have a permanent interest to uis'cotiutr)Uiou. His. career, though brief, was a very brilliant one, and gave promise to tho most exslted civic hon ors. Yo aro not aurpriseJ, therefoic, to learn that among bis pHpers was fourd the coruroenceuieut of an auto biogrnphy whieh, though like most nil tobioyriipiiii Uj is only a fragment, hap pily giv.s dtluils of that period of his life uiiuuliy li ast ucct'sniblo to the bio pinpher. Iu reading this brief memoir of Mr. Itaymoud'a early struggles with the world, our leaders will feel a new rciipett for tho talent and energy by which he triumphed, and those who mi beginning life under similar disad vantages will derive fiotn his example und succtms fresh encouragement. I Luve be u very much, interested iu Mr. Giieliy's ri collections of Lis curly experience iu newspapers, aud espec ially iu tho establishment of tuo Trib une. For tomo i nasi n or other, every body, I believe, tinds Bomethiujj osptc ially intetataig iu the detaila of the rise and pi ogress of a newspaper; but my connection with MrJ Greeley at that time makes it quite natural that my in t rest ju it shouid be even sharper than that of tho public at ktrgn. The gen erous appreeiuiiou which Mf. Greeley c.pri sses, now that litoro than a quar tr of a century has elapse d, of my ser vice al that lane is especially grateful to nic. I was wilh him less than four yeais, instead of eight, as he say; and though I did work, I believe, quite a Laid J.iiiL;; that lilac upon tho Tub ulin u.i L now gars Uiti credit for hav ii g done, I tluuk I have woiked still barih r f ir a jul many years since that tano. ait I certainly deserve no xpecial eied-.t for it in either cai-e. I did it from n RjMcial teiiso of duty siid h ss witu any Hpvcin! aim or aiu'-a-tioim puip'-w-. I liked it; 1 knew no gleater pkusui e, having bud but little expel icnee then and I am free to say that I have found but one since. Mr. Gixehy spenki more slightingly than I think is ja,t of his previous ef foru in editing newMpajn rs and ehp'C iaily what as my tai'itet favorite among uewspupi rs the New Yorker. 1 iuii.lt its acquaintance in tho winter of LC", when, Uing but 15 aud too young to go to college, for which I was better prepared than my father waa toU w iiJ me, I Lad undertook U art un a j though some (as I then thought), po cUok iu a country store for the tuagnif- etic -to the New Yorker; and I there i r t sum of f 75 a year. I did cot like j f(Jre felt at liU rly on my arrival iu De tLe bus.ue.s, and as tana Lung Leavy J ct-uib r, IS 10, to call uinai ?dr. (iretly on my bands I dropped in at the ist- aud ask Lini if he d.du't want an as- office and -li:d what wan th last p-jn-r to snl'Hcii'w for. The post master threw uie half a dutefi which had l en sent lam by the puLiinhera ns specimen ctiuiWr; and after due delilx-ration I MWtn! tb New Ybrkrr . a the one j I promised to help ia auy thing that which I'.rottii e.1 t Le the eiost inU-r- j might turn tip in which I could Le of tulmg and iiifctructiVB. I n-nt ns $3jMyuUiief4 atid I !.L I foitLwith ad-( .ulci:j.ti.n. ietA!in.d my lajior in twjverUiw.1 isf The WashiLguui Iaitlit- tura, and thus l;ran my aequaintanc , un.-t for a .-t'A iu the Suulb, and with i whu h .!! tin, nterri. jded until , while aaaitag np'iaa arianged to 5i 1 I I o' p rlidjia, to kill H study l.iw" m down-louo lswyel's erUti!y i si faiw-rai rwwuirt, j oflice,. But 1 was at The Ne York- Mr. (iteeli y n aks b prwatitg'y of.tr iCleetveiy day, and Si mehow or iw tiiuttal.ty in pl.Uc,9 tnd it fct sger , ot her gvK..l ii. a! of the wik f.-il in- Ut-t ion rt'.mji. Yet th vtry fea- t j lav l.ind I u',. '.,! up tattioim re- t;;; gate him K.Ji 1 ri-p'itatiiin luuth i torus nad the tit L u f..r Le. a:vl m its w;.b-!y than hi" Ls ar t Dotiott ot, ; .Vv..--d ut ;oo.J dvtd which oilers and U.d tl- t.undatti of L future ; Lad ok il.x.Led ; Halt Lti'.f tot.ct: of a. .",!. .i.lt ;-J hU-vj.s--- 'Here wta a cat !of iu iu d.scutrti ju ta.r txtm - m ANCHi:sTi:n, uiaUiiti of l.i'ti r. i.k" of t!i j-ji. Uci! I,j-jr alii't 3in4ii t: ryufclij arul a j.,'i!;i-i,U i f au ij (-ujj i.l, iLib, cuia- l iu-l aab f t cirariifs i-f IbuuLt j auj fiuiuinu J of t!i fcu! I wail fur a tt-ry Lij.'h il-r of ii.iIjciiCi a4 ii ijt-t, I luuw lLat tui-y ua?M frgit-al- T IIii'liiniii. Ii l)Hi!i J ol.ln ul i-J imut l,U tLaa U i rln u.1 lit i itv iiti.Ui Luh l In u, am !iu. whiu iciiiifj m at uiiicb Ciiife i iTw't vi!. A uil tl.o t! c tiua n !.ir'. (f tliii i3W Yurkor, fur iiam, niiiiiiian.k'J a urrti' of ift-ju'd li viiiK'L iioins i..f !h I-Arly jourcuLs j'. tlio tiuv C'.iu'il asif. TUe were tt parJui an uriLia(" Ly j arty fwUiijj, jjiii f.M t'.y iiout't auJ cam tug fruiu a well lufditin"! ami tlmroubiy ru!iulj! qtiarUir. TUi Nt w Yoi kt r wastts treat mi antboi it) iu th.it ki'i'tiou of the c iun- i tty, ou cli i Uuii nturtis, fit tli .iiLieu j ry, the- wiiiiy tJilKiu of tbo Juurual I of Oiumi'ti-e), ULvlcr llr. jii4 11a! I lock - anl i?u I'no vni'Uict of titLi-r of j tliCttf j.HU'ii Ja cutiif) to huiiil, all din j outi n on tho mliji ttrtuiii il. j 'ibv n-jiutaaou which Mr. CSrceUy thus fcoit for liiius iif iu tho New Yoik tr aa u:iy trhti;t;itl to him iu li oth tr join uulihtic t-flortR, lon aftt r tho Nt w Yorker iWelf ctiiRi d to 'iit. The cu'iii, Jit-iiahMioiiule ihttraclcr of i t nr ticka their btrcnglh of aryiimeut u!l the More couHjiieuous ly reuou of the ulmenco of jiBKhinii uiid the ui'Cjrui'y of its BtitniHiiilo won fur llr. (itonlcv a dt.greo of public cohliJciico tsuiljciciit to Bet up half a dozen wen iu uuy bun incsii where conCltiiicu Was tho ln;iiu t h i u y rnjnirid. Mr. Orctolcy edi'a'd tho Jt fTersjliiaii iu ls;i!(, the Lot Cubin iu 1810, on the SiUiio ycimrul n iiicinlcs thouyb, os they were both cuiuiiuiga jiaperti, with Iusb fuatidioUH care, cud Iio jiretelitiiouH to neutrality. The Lojj Cubin was, iu niy jiidguii ut, the I -est campaign paper uer publihhed cei'taiu'y tho bi wt of which I over bad any knowledge; and it wu tho best because it novtr was afraid or unwilling to give an oppo nent's aiyuiueut ita btatcmeuta of fuels were carefully truthful, and al ways butked by .'ood authority, and its tone was that of curliest conviction. Its nioi nious circulation nuido tliu rep utatiuu llr. Gi ee'.t y had inudo iu the New Yorker us wide as it was hiyh; rind Iitid tho foundation for the very hir'c circulation whieh tho Weekly Tribune subsequently received. The financial ciWu of lb;S7 and tho public sentiment which grew out of it, was probably the real eutise of tho Demo cratic defeat of le'-lO; but of all the im mediate aul daect agoueiea iu t'.ip Whij victory of that ) ear, tho Log Cab in was lUidoubf 'ii'iy tho Iiiost powoifu! and eii'tetive, It was uot without sub stantial rOiinoua that Mr. Gi eelty after ward coniplaintd to Gov. Seward that his si rvicci Lad Uut been upproialed by the party he had aided to pluct'in pow er. I graduated iu August, 1S1J and thuti'b I could lut vote, I upeilt tho next two rnuulhs in "stamping" tha iiuni'-diato vicinity of my r.ative isu f ir " Tippenauoi) u:id Tyler too." Af ter the elei tio n, I traw tM-d the same region in ht arch of a select school to teach ; and it si only upon tho dow n fall of all such hojvs, ami in despair of fiiul;ii; anythiufj to do there, that I "hie!'' IoNj.v Y uk C.ly, of which I had beard, but which I laid never seen but onee, un I iu which I kne but oiie linnian being, a-,d ho a stu dent in a lawyer'a ofiico in Wall st, I had once seen Mr. (irt iiey, ill (he Join rid ofiico iu AlliAiiy, wiiili! on my way h 'it) f r vacation after the CjII"1! (uiuuiice nieiit, n 1 1i I had si oppti 1 iu to in form the editor, as a piece of news, thai the College bad conferred the la gree of Lli. D. upon Silas AYright I found Mr. Weed and Mr. Greely both there both Lard at work, and both greatly disgusted at tho bestowal of such an honor upon ao notorious a La cofoco. Tho thing had not struck mo in that light bef jre, but I began to bo a little ashatue 1 of having supposed I should do thein a favor by giving the m a piisce nf news which pleaded them so ; hale, l!ut I had ficut a good many lit rary contribution- mainly cutical, kistai.t. Hi said no, be Lad ju-t en gaged one, a yoin.g man from I'cnusy! vania. Bnt he readily SM-ented to my j lequest thut I might be at the office i whenever I chohc, iu return f r which j law Lo.,b, r s I puK.f and made tav- 1 m 'J tti-raliy uatfat At the cud ifitiasafcu to kocomplwh wULout attract-' vt., Tuesday moiimm., uiut tl.ie weirka I rccfnnl the f.rt r ply t- tuy a lierUm-tui iit, ...)rlu. cm a avboo! of "5 J ncholsrs in North Caro lina, I toi 1 Mr, Greely at oi.ca that I siould liave the city the next (sorting. 1U ...kid me Ij 1 Wit'i Lan to ti.J l'ot (.iffl V, whither lw alji weut iu pe.raon to ri bt lt!tr and eehai:gim slid ou the way itnp.aed wLeie I a g'-'iiij. 1 bjld him to Ni rlh Caiolins to teach school, lie aked me Low much they would pay mo. I said, $iuO a year. "Ob," arid he, "!ay bete l il kivc V'iu that," And this wa? ir Crt,l eiiageiia iif on the press, and Uo- ciJed the whola wurse of my h.'a. I at once settled down to work. TLci o was uot as Mr. Gi cely mivs, very DiueU to do oa the N?w Yoiker, though I believe I did my (hare of what there wits, lnit I t xterid" 1 my sphere of op erations considerably. I secured what T dei uii'd a fa t-'.itis enj:i;,'e ni, to write daily a fancy a ivei tiemeiit ,f soma YcgetaUio I'llls which Lad just been invented, aud which were to be commended to public favor every in ji'tiiug m tho daily journals by being ingeniously connected with suine lead ing event of the day for which ser vice, whieh cost mo perhaps 10 min utes of daily labor, I received the sum of tifty cents. I was fortunate enough next to gut a Latiu class ill an uptuwu seminary. Aud I bent proposals for New Yolk correspondence to a great vaiiety of newspapers, daily and week ly, throughout tho country, several of which were couiidiug enough to closo with my proposals. , Among the dailies forjvhichl thus engaged were the Philadelphia Standard, edited by It. V. Griswold, whoni I had knuwu iu Vermont, aud who always was my friend; the Cincinnati Chronicle, edi ted by E. D. Mansfield, now for souio years tho " Veteran Observer" of the New York Times; the Bangor AVbiy, aud tho UuQ'alo Commercial Advertis er, edited by D. Toole, whom iu after years I came tokuow, and of coursu to esteem, as did all who knew hiiu. A daily lotter for each of these pupers, with my law studies, my Latin class, my work ou tho New Yorker, kept my leisure reasonably employed, aud gave uic a fa:r income, as nuuo of these jourua's paid mo tosB than $5 tt week, and one or two of them gavo me I picked up now aud then instruct ive hints during my studios of Now Yoik lifo. While ws'king down Broad way ouo af'.oruoou, before I had begun to earn much money, I full into the wake of a tall, huudsome, fipleadidly dressed young uiau displaying him self in all tho luxury of white kids und diamond studu to tho geuerul admira tion. I fancied biia ouo of tha nabobs of tho town, and fell into a traiu o! wandering thoughts as to how ho .hud probably reached his present hight of dazzling splendor. Of course I could uot wholly forbear contrasting my own position with his, though without any feelings of special euvy. Tho u.x.t day Mr. Greely asked mo to go to the oliice, of Porter's Spirit of the Times, then it Barclay St., aud get lam a copy of the paper. While waiting at the detk tho tloor opened and my magialiciait friend of tho day btijio; ail aiico u liter -od as he was, sailed in. la walked in to the back part of tha oflice, took oil", folded ni.d put away his white gloves, hung up his hat and coat, put on an ink-stained liuen jacket, and set him belf to work writing wrappers. I felt decidedly encouraged as to the pros pects of New YorK life! H.Hwi.n run Hl hHU-II.ll m- Arrived at about half a mile from vl tie they hud bivouacked for the night, fiom tho top of u bill over which the turnpike ran ire could plainly see their largo camp fires glimmering thro' the trees, but could distinguish noth ing further. Imagining that they must at h ast have taken the precaution of stationing a sentinel on the road, I in structed orfS of the darkies to creep fur ward and ascertain the fact, while with my squad I caatiomiy advanced about a quarter of a mile furter on. Ned re turned, and reported that there was a man slowly walking up and down the road about a Lundred yard from the camp each way, though he seemed to bo doing rather drowsy duty. Uyon this intelligence I formed my plan of attack. At tha fiurgcstion of oa of my sergeants I took dow n fcnfC cieiit wire from a JiniiseJ line of tele graph, and si leclmg two favorable trees growing on eithe r side of the road, I extended the wire thrice doubled across ; it, some two feet from the ground, so! ; as to trip up their Lorsea, if, aa tht-y probably would tlo.thay should attemj.t: to escape along the road. TLi spot; Bus about two Lundted yards from lLe; .mup. Ltattaig my Uat sergeant with ' ' six ii u to gu:i u this pitfail, w itu fail; inntruetioua ho to prKed iu every; eiaerpeiirj I could iinag.iie, I tl.en.wdh the ret of loy Uibli, and guided by Ned, ' naid a lung circuit around so . to; strike the road bUjuI tlie su,e distance Uy und the care p. 1L re I mt up a an-; other vi ae tiftp, and h-fi six men an 1 i wrgeaLt to j.aar 1 that with slrailar in-1 fttrcr' All t!J we rfc fortissale1 I seitkmm:i. im;f. iog tie attetiUon t-f tic Wutmel, who seemed to be wore than hslf as'ei p, and wa pajirg l.ttle l,e-d to outsidn Uiiit'a 1 1 aj Lu is tu ssinplci-'us of dan ger. I thel! led thil rest of my men by an other circuit, still under Ned's guid-sta-e, to the lear 'f llm rump, so as to fall iijHiii them from the side opjHsite the loud, mid force them to take flight tow ar.U ca.e or tl.o oiht r of my two snares. Thus far all had succeeded admira bly, and I began to f. el elated in the prospect of capturing tho whole party without firing a shot, wta a a mishap occurred which came neur muning our whole plan. One of in v men, a kind id nervous, t-citab!n fellow, though brave and rtlinble in other mat tots, seemed to be constantly anxious lest his piece was not loaded or primed t'i.d.t, and kept j ei pctiully fus' ieg wilh it to be sure of its being in propi r condition.- Aud just in the nick of time, us such things always do happen, w hen we were within a hundred yaids of the quietly sleeping pai fy, ha. ig went this idiot's gun. I could have pummelled him so soundly then aud there, but we h id no time to lohc. The shot, ot course, alarm ed tho bushwhackers, who, unluckily, seemed to be resting ou their arms, and all prepared for a contingency iu everything but watchfulness; and al though I at once gavo the order, and wo rushed forward with a cheer tho in stant altoi the shot fell, every man of them w as iu the saddle before we reach ed tho spot But they were suflicii fit ly taken by surprise to have no idea of resislunce, and when wo stopped at about twelvo yards and poured a volley into them, they every man, but one whose liorso was shot under him, turn ed about aud galloped down the road towards my second ambush. This was all I wanted, and wo followed on at a ruu, shouting with all our might and main. By the time wo had got about half w ay towards my trap wo heard tho reg ular tramp of tho horses turn into a kind of confused, serumbliug noise, mixed with cuths and screams, and im mediately followed by a volley and a rousing cheer from my six boys who were watching it, Tho other party, ac cording to directions, now came post ing down to join us, aud when I reach ed tho spot a few seconds after, I found a perfect pile of horses and men in the loud, who had scarcely tecovered from their mirpriso aud stunning tumble. Wo made a rush upon them, and club bing such as oflcred resistance, with little pains captured the wholo party; for so completely paralyzed were they by tlit ir topplo over tho wire that they fired but six or eight thots Leforo we hud disarmed them all. Having stripped them of their weap ons I sent a coiipio of mcu nfler such of the hoiscs as had made their escape; and they were easily caught, us having recover od from their scare, they were uiortly grazing by tho roadside. We then counted prisoners and casualties. The fellow who tumbled at tho camp had been cuptured by Neil and his conn ade. Tour of their number were Lit, one badly !l'.rou;:h the body, the others slightly -one being a follow I Lad cut iu arm with my urm with my sword us 1 o iaii,ed Lis revolver to fire at mo when wo ran iu upon them at the cluse. Only one of our men was hurt, a Borgeaut, who was shot in tho leg by one of the guerrillas before ho en Id club him down with his njudait. This was doing pretty well, considering the hand to bund fight we had had, and es pecially as we had captured eight na n. The tune others had been Ki:i.t further on by tho ofiicer of tho gang, ou a plun dering tramp, but not thinking it best to follow them myself, I sent tho uu hui I sergeant with six men to hunt them up. Three of tho horses had been hit or lamed, so that wo had to leave tuetu behiu 1, to tho no smali gratification of the negroes. Then mounting such of the wounded men as could still ride on the remain ing how s, and taking the door of an adjoining barn off its hinges, aud cov ering it with blankets, as a stretcher for the badly wounded mun, I made the four able-bodied prisoners hoiht it on their shoulders and carry it aloig in the centre of the column. I ueod not Bay that I took care to choose the best boast for myself; having done which we im t out on tho houiewaid journey, puff ed op with vunity to no tniall degree. It was now full daylight, and as we could aee for some distance over the Fparaeiy wooded country, I dispensed with the harrassing duty of flankers, and under the influence of suecesa my nun, ueepile loss of sleep, a long march and an exciting cjmbat, made along at ers, like the Sentinel liVjk; or sloping a pace of two miles and a half jx-r Lour. I Iron the perpendicular .but massive aud The negroes followed lis some ditane i gigantic as the rt ud au aggmga witli their wics of "llwllelujah," and 1 tion of teaau kabie moanluais fill the "The Lord bo glorified," feasting their, aoul wilh the Lewildenutf grandeur, & eyes quite as proudly as w e on the J well as the auhai.ii sublimity of the crert-fa!J. n prisoner. jaoeiid, It seems aa if, io the creation, Bv breakfast time we rr-porUJ at ULi wondeifal fuirow was plotightd camp, ami 1 the wildest acclamations of out of the iuouuta,n range and the rock dehg!.t tnd gruU ation from our com-; thrown sway, thai a valley, picttiiwique lade s, who now, fur the Crt time, taw j in il tarw-l beauty, aud siuaaig at you "L& rets," r.J timed o;r -m ra t . might imagiee the happy vaoy of Bai- l.ttlet And hers o currt l alatio fia- iw!, shut out from all dia and strife cas, which iJiiiiitraUd wi well CoL Stra- and tinroet of tha world, might hr be YOU.MK IX. (dd a' ide of Jisciplite au4 rights of I officer tlst I lny as well lueulinn the ; fTf.ir. As we filed into camp wa wtl, cd courw, K.ktaiif'y surieunded by crowds of i nlisitd men, and a gtotip of the of- neeis sioo.i a nine luttuer o::. v laio I hft my squad iu charge of the pris oners f ir au instant, to step up ard re port to the Coloui'l, otic ut the men be gan (Hunting a rebel, niug toward law some very mean and uiisol.lierly epithets. At fust tho plisoner answer ed no word, but finally nettled at the unmanly insult, he turned upon las ag gressor, exclaiming: ' I - n jou, jon are too menu a Yankee to notice, any how !" Win ictipou our man, brute as he WA i, stepped up ami dclil ei tel slspped the defenceless prisoner it) the face. Coloue! Slrad.liii, with Lis cLuuicter ' ie f-hat in i-h of e o, Lad tu t n help ing a half watch upon theto proceed ings while listening to uiy report, and though he could lmt Lear the words that pai-scd, could easily gue 8 their puipoit from the gestures. No sooner did ho see the daslard step up to the rebel with uplifted baud than he diew his pistol with a "Santa Iia volo !" and the fellow had uo sooner committed his mean assault than, with a yell, ho lay sprawling npon the ground. Ou pick ing him up wo found ho Lad received a nasty wound through the shoulder; but as it was a proper requital for his cow ardly blow, ho had little pity wasttd upon him, but was curried off to the hospital with the other wounded, to be examined and drcsstd by the surgeon. And, though the Colonel hud uo man ner of right, according to our views of discipline, to Use Lis pistol in so reck less a maimer, tLo case was so evident ly one of speedy retribution that it was never mentioned except w ith a "Served him rigLtt" This first affair of mine was peculiar iu many respects. With one exception it was tho only hand to hand to fight 1 ever hud, and was ono of tho most suc cessful exploits iu which I was evor en gaged. I can scarcely bo said to have been under fire, for not a dozen shots were fired by the enemy, ull told; nor was our danger at any time great. And, although I confess to having felt nervous and "twitchy" whilo making my preparations to bag the gang, when once blurted into the fray I lost ull senao of auythiug but confidence that wo had netted them to a man. 'avi an' Month! ij. run -OHi;.niTH fJl.l.m: ny KcHfvi.hu cei-EAx. Far up tho Sierra Nevada nearly 300 miles from San Francisco is tho ire eminent wonder of our continet, the Yosemito Valley, untrodden by tho foot of the wlato man till lHfil, mid difficult of access to this day. No wheels have rumbled over its sod; but leaving tho slugo at Mariposa, sure footed horses take you by grades that seem to the eyo almost unelimable, up rugged laouu tuin ranges, down deep valleys, through narroT ravines ami narrower gorgt s, lied majestic foiesf i, over U ii'.itrs of ;;ri,!illo, skirt li;; itloi g biilsi-li u ! r fif ty miles, until at last, from a jutting point on the oftru precipitous trail, you look down into the wondoiful cleft or lissure which you must wind around mile after niily yet to enter. Anticipa ting something grand, the reality, as is so rarely the case, is in ruiiauitic beau ty alid wild sublimity, far beyond the mental pictures drawn by the most viv id imagination. The towering Sierras, which the Almighty had thus torn as under, are all around. Towns and set tlements sin! houses are far behind you. It seems the homo of the genius of sol itude. And tnere you look straight down for nearly a wile, into a narrow smiling valley, eight miles long, and averaging but half a mile in width, with the Merced Paver winding gracefully among grassy meadows androves, the mountains rising from 3,000 to (5,000 feet above tho valley, wbith itself is 4,000 feel above th sea. These yellowish granite walls, like Tu toch ii-uu-luh, or Kl Captain aa it is oftener called, straight up and down, smooth, seamless and verdureless; or surmounted, hke another, by a beauti ful rounded dome, greater and vaster than dome of capitul or palace, or shoot ing up into an SAsiuiulation of cathed ral towers, after which other are nam ed, or mounting ou shove another, and rolling away in closu proximity to each other, like the 1 Lrte Blethers; or cut down, sharp and sheer iu the middle, aa if with h mighty cleaver wadded by j-ower no less than infinite, hke the j Half Dome; or towering above ail oth- f.aiit. A ni wUn, afttr gating an Lonr iu in mb-nci', yen Irate this virw to md around a trad br whnh a d- ccl.t to lli uliiio-t ir acci asb!i a!Wy l found, and at last ruling along tha rirer bank, galloping over the luxuri ant priM-anl, for day enjoying and drinking in its peeilos and ctMunand irg aci iicry. Hew hvautioa (.. I yonr ei at ry hour. llcrw is (1 lai.l.il Veil, a crn k l) feet wide, falling over its rock wall, DiXJ fii t at a sittl leap, 4iaiaWhi firl in to lacv-Lke atrauds and thi-n inlotSiawy u.ikI b the ascent. Here ia th Y M nate I'wi'.a, tha htgfciat ill the world, at two leap falluijj tweiity-an hundred feet, Cfiw-ii ttaiea higher than Niagara, the rye tiring a it look aluioit atiaight upwaid to where it roiuta rushing oar the I'lecii'ioe into view, lb re at the falls by w hich tho Merced iner lum blcs from tho higher giouud lebiud these mighty walls of tha valley into thu valley ilse'f at one fall th Ne a da, li ajarg faoiu the top of a perpu-da-tilar cliff full 7tK) feet, aud then, af ter dashing ou tapidly ovr a smooth und rounded grauite bed, into which the water has hUially wuru rt channel leaping downward again at the Vernal full ;50 feet, with that rare phenome non, a circular rainbow, al its base. 1 hough no mule or h uso cau reach lia s niei.it fascia ating of all thu won dels of the valley, and tha trad is rug ged and difficult and wearisome ou fool, and ladders nearly tlire hundred fet high ate needed to scale the perpt'tidic lar walls of rock ou r which, by your side, the river thunders at its second plunge, fatigue and il augur are forgot ten iu these awe inspiring aud start laigly sublime works of the Creator around you. The long journey from the East is more thau repaid by such Combinations of austere aud fxqiiisito scenery as I looked on w ith mingled admiration and surprise iu the Valley of the Yosctuite. ltarlh and Haw, A GurAT IlKi.iKr. Since the psjwrs have so widely circulated the story that tho tomato worm is fatally poisouous, great anxiety has beeu folby old maids and nervous housewives lest a terrible calamity befall them, aud they ham not only carefully avoided tomato patch es, but have cautioned the gardener, the kitchen girl, and all the children to keep at a safe distance from these ugly green worms with poisououe stings. But here comes comfort from a luau of Beill IICO. Mr. Walsh, a j radical entomologist, w ho has studied worms most thorough ly, says: I scarcely supposed that any body would for a moment believe such silly nonsense; but as I learn that a gaeat many do actually believe it, I take this opportunity to state that the Whole story is fabricated out of wholo eloth. Tho horn in the tomato worm's tail is not a sting, neither can it pene trate the human flesh, and even if it did there is no poison, bug attaothed to it, so that tho result would be no mora serious than a wound from a nee-lte. Too oldest women's club tho broomstick. A year of pleasure passes Lko a floating breeze; a moment of misfor tune seems uu age of pain. Iu Chicago husband are said to be so fearful of curtain lectures that they add to their announcements of fu ture movements the-let lei a "W, P.," which means wifu permitting. An India railroad which ran on a dentin work for a long" diftauce, be came m noted f ir jfu ciimiuHieH, that the i.lligulorii taiiio tip icguhtrly for tbuii daily lunch. A Boston paper is "in favor of the woiiKli voting if they want to." A Western paper "would like to see the man who could make them vote if they didn't want to." A mull who was iu the habit of talking to himself gave two reason for the practice, one that he liked to talk to a sensible person; the other that he liked a sehsible pel sou to talk to him. "Of w hat use are forms ?" exclaim ed a petulant legislator to l)t. Frank lin; "you cannot deny that they are of ten mere empty things." "Well, my friend, and so are bun els; but never theless they have their uses," quietly replied tho Boctor. A physician, walking out with a friend of las, said to lam: "Iet lis, if possible, avoid that pretty little woman yeu see there ou the left. She knows me, and cast look of indignation. I atUmded her husband." "Ah I I see; you had the misfortune to despatch him." "On the ooiitrary," replied the doctor, "I saved him." For an overgrown boy to go to a door, knowing there are a dozen girls within, and knock or ring with abso lute certainty that in two minute all their i jfc will be ojion him, is aetera test of cou rage. To go befois the girls aud make a aatoaVtory tour of the room, without stepping nu tlir toes, and tin u sit down and dip of one's hands without potting them in one's pocket, U an achievement which few can boast, . A straw will make au impression on the virgin snow; let it remain hut a shoit time, and a home's hoof cau scarcely penetrate it. Ho it i with tha youthful mind. A trifling word may make an impresKiou on it, hut after a few years the most powerful anpial may ecae to bflaeect it. Think of this, e who hs the training of the infant mind, and hive such impitaa ha. tLrrieu aa will be safe f-r it to carry auii 1 the foil. atd tsiepUtioii cf (he worUL