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WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1868. NO. 51 Probate Notices. " 1 -" ' - - t, 00 All Editorial and Local Notices per s - .line,'-5is-.',i. rf!ls;4l ,itH 15 Q9 Advertisements Leaded, or Inserted under the bead of Special vNotlee and Doable column - Advertisements, will be oharged 60 percent. In addition to the above . Matsi Mttdtst. v ' - J V DlCIAIr - OFFICEMIS, -" vV M. OSBORK, Common Ilsa J adge. T O BUSHNELL Pr abate Judge. B T DBA.YI0N, Clk Com. Pl' Kat, Coaru. A Xi COttTIS, Proeecullng Attorney, . covjrnr officeub. H - B tf CAMPBELL, Auditor WILLIABI O HELTMASf, Treasurer, r li H KIPLINOER, Bheriff. - A E0B.QE W. TJKIE, Beeorder. HENRY PIFEB, Surveyor . PR. J. EMBi;K, Coroner, WM. COWAN,- . ' ) JOBNTAN NE8T,' Comsiiidoners. HENRY WICKS. vT.O.OALLOWAV, 1 WM. CK1IO. iBfiDirctow. MOSkS LAITA, ... J . avuooi EXUvaijrEiis. Ashland. ' BMZtTVER ' ELIAS FBAUNPELTEB. BANKERS. FIR8T NATIONAL BANK. v - ' tL Lothkk, Prest. X.O.fciraiw, Cashier. DiazoTORS : HuTnerl Lnther. Jaoob CiaV, G. H. 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Physician and Sargeon, Ashland, Ohio. Partiealar attention . will be paid to the fit (.treatment of the following special diseases : IX JiPyspepsfa, disease of , lhe Liver,? the Fid eys and Scrofula. J. P. COWAN, M. D., Office over Citizens bank, Ashland, Ohio. 1m llxieouaif B ALSTON &. VANTILBURG, fTeweTiers "and 'Silversmiths, ' thre doors w68t of Miller House', Ashland. - Gold and Silver Pens, and a choice variety of J ew- . ...(nil. A n K.mil TTtvlf J price paid tc old gold and silver. Bepair b.! fag done to order and on reasonable terms, 10 "i i PJ.ATT? KD FANCY Urn &1 iW o? jf.:.' i! r -. .: . ' : v Book and. Job Printing 'A r-,. rlN THJ5 -NEATEST SXSLE AND TJPXjN TJIK - 4- " "!2I03t . REASONABLE TEEMS, JlT THI3 OFFICE. SICK AND IN PRISON. " BY ALICE CART. ' ' Wfldlv Mis the night around me. Chains I cannot break have bound me, Spirits unrebuked, undnven i From before me, darken Heaven ; Creeds bewilder, and the saying Unfelt prayers, makes need of praying, In this bitter aneruish lyinir, Only thou wilt hear me crying ; ing Thou, whoee hand wash white the err As the wool b at the shearing ; ; -Not with dulcimer or psalter, But with tears I seek thy altar, . ' Feet that trod the mount so weary, Eves that pitying looked on Mary, Hands that brought the father's blessing. Heads of little children pressing, Voice that said 'iBehold thy mother " Lo 1 1 seek thee and no other. Look ! O sweetest eyes of pity Out of Zion, glorious city, -Speak, O voice of mercy, sweetly ; 'ide me, hands" of love, completely? Sick, in prison, lying lonely, Ye can nit me up, ye only. - In nty hot brow soothe the aching, In my sad heart stay the breaking ; On my lips the murmur trembling, Change to praises undissembliner, Make me wise as the evangels, Clothe me with the wings of angels. Power that made the few loaves many, Power that blessed the wine at Cana,' Powers that said to Lazarus, "waken I" Leave, O leave me not forsaken! Sick and hungry, and in prison, Save me Crucified and risen. .gtint-SFtam. 32 I O IKI- Doctor Ruby got Lis wife by buying a poDy. I will tell yen how it was. - One happy spring be. purchased Rose Hills. It was a beautitul estate, situa ted on hillj'wbere multitudes of scarlet roses grew . and blssomed all summer. There grew two varieties of them, one which blossomed later than the other, arid the effect, as one went over the winding way to the house, was beauti ful, I can tell yon. ' The house was sqtiare, of massive stone, softened with carressing Tines of tender green drooping from the por tico pillars and wreathing the windows, and screened by - dark firs which stood around it. Within, it was fall of dark polished woods and rose colored mar ble'.""silv"cf "chandeliers and graceful statues a , modern, house .with all the embelishments of old climes and arts, and a home beautiful enough for' the loveliest lady in the land. Bat there was no lady at Hose Hills, .Doctor Jtohy had no wife. - A young and handsome man, people' predicted that he would soon marryjoX flnursB, to bad a liouse wanted a mis tress for it. But Doctor Ruby gave no encouragement to those predictions He lived two yers rt Rose Hills, d never a sign of a wife. ' : ' ' Men while there were some chances ia tbe little village of Lenox, to which Rose Hills belonged. The Gavestons, for instance", the most reserved and nd wealthv family in the .town, threw open their house: for visitors during the secona summer. It was the old Gaveston homestead low and brown, and spreading under magnificent trees, with lng Ja'icfd porclics; within, innumerable low wide rooms,. cool in summer, and the very perfection of comfort in' winter when by the rudy glow of roaring hearth fires. The Gavestons were comfortable and easy livers, with the one peculiarity of seeming to bo quite sufficient for them selves and needing nothing irom their neighbors.' There was a large family of them. As I have said, they sur- Erhed everjbody by keeping , open ouse that summer. Marion and Laura Gaveston had just returned - from the South, where they had been residing with an uncle for two years. No one knew much of them since they went away for sohooL They were handsome-that was . evident to every stranger; they were also well educated and accomplished. - People concluded that it was on ac cooa of Marion, and Laura that aa much company arrived at the Gavestons'. The other daughters were mere child ren. For a week every train seemed to bring visitors, and carriages rode in and out of Gaveston yard continually. Lights glimmered there until late at night, and laughter tinkled through the trees too iiequentiy not to betray the merry groups upon the portieo and lawn. . One day about this time, Doctor Ruby received from Mrs. Gavestoo a party invitation. He knew the family only professionally. He had been call ed to them ence as a great favor when a child was taken very ill of cronp, and the village phyeician was out of town. Then he had only seen his little patient and her parents. ' Upon the same day that the invita tion came be was in town, intent on matters of his own, he noticed nothing in particular until a dress of azure silk brushed him and a lace handkerohief fell at his feet. His first impulse was to pick up tbe handkerchief ; his next Xo look at tbe lady, one naa aavanooa a few steps and paused, glancing about her. as if she missed something. It wasanstant's work for Doctor Ruby to restore tha handkerchief, receive a gracious acknowledgment, and stand enchanted bv the beauty of Marion Gaveston. Ha was in despair as he Jooked after her retreating form. Then he remembered the party invitation for .the next evening with a flash of the yes whieh the reception of the billet dad hitherto failed to call forth. He recognized her figure, but he had nev er seen her face divested of avail nor heard hnr arseak before. Tho next evening, he was ushered into the Gaveston parlor. The large low rooms were bowers of greenness, but there was hardly any one present but Mr. and Mrs. Uaveston. Dootor," said Mrs. Gaveston, "cur friends are dan cm e in the garden.' Would you like to join : them. You see they they have quite deserted the house.1 Tbe doctor, drawing an inference favorable to tbe garden, assented, and followed Mrs. Gaveston along paths dusky in shiubbcry, and haunted by music and laughter until suddenly they emerged on a lawn, upon which people were dancing. Giganie oaks, the low er branches of which were bucg with liehta in colored globes, formed a col- onade around it. A wealth of green shaded it. The figures flitting to and fro in the soft light looked elf-like, and one fairy figure, which Mr. Gaves ton arrested as it fitted by, was so mar velously beautiful," that Doctor Raby replied to the introduction with snch an involuntary gaze and wonder and admiration that Laura Gaveston turned her face aside, with a smile. "Do yen fancy our idea of dancing out of doors, this evening, doctor t" she said. . - ' Indeed I do V said the doctor j it's as pretty as a novel. All the ladies look lik lanes under, these great trees. "Do you know my. sister V asked Laura. . - "I have not the pleasure. " "Then let me give you an introduc tion." The dress was not azure silk now, but pure white, with a garland of oak leaves lor a sash, and tbe bright brown bair in massive braids pushed back from the roey check. The clear cut fea tures were as white otherwise as "fresh broken marble stone," and Marion Ga veston was the perfection of a Wood-nymph. the was no less benumul in pink merino When the doctor calltd the next morning, approaching the - house as if he expected to find it vanished like the zeni's palace, so peculiar had been the effect of tbe garden festival, and so strongly excited his imigination. Those beautitul creatures were fairies : these were the loveliest woman he had ever beheld. "Have you any interest in herbari ums doctor?" asked Marion, as she idly knotted the silken cord of ber wrapper, with fingers while as milk. Laura and I have just found two hnge ones we manufactured before we went to school. 1 had forgotten all about t them.' and have been juite interested in looking them over this morning." The dector turned tbe leaves ot Uie book, interested, of course, for Marion's white wrist supported ber gracetal bead c'ose be the table where it lay, and they were soon . busy in chatting of fcros, lastisee and polypodies, and- dis cussing the claims and titles of various rare flowers which Laura said caa pecn sent her from Italy while she was quite a child. Tbe doctor could talk ot bo-tanical-efeoitneDS as easily as he could breathe, and the conversation nowise limited his powers of observation Ma rion Gaveston was thoroughly a beau ty. - There was not a line in her lace or figure that was not glowing with loveliness, and Dr Ruby found all his senses entranced in her presence That is why he came so olten to ber home. That is why people,. from mak ing interested ; remarks, soon declared, that they were engaged. But it was not so-. Something kept Doctor Ruby from asking the girl to be bis wife He sought her contmu aly rode with her, walked with hor, turned her music, brought ner new songs j but tnougn an luuy micnaea to appropriate her, he did not make tha claim. He knocked lightly at the open door one aiternoon, ana reoeiving no re sponse, quietly walked into the silent parlor to wait until some of the family appeared. The windows were open. and tbe rose vines rustled arouna mem. A bouqvet of brilliant geraniums was upon the centre-table. As he wheeled out an arm ehair, he knocked from a what not a small portfolio. "What is this V he thought "Who is the artist ? For numberless drawings were scat tered upon the carpet sweet ideal faces, flowers, landscapes ... and, again again, the handsome and spirited- head of a horse. It was always tbe same drawing, and always in tha corner- of the card was tbe word written "Rick " There were light footsteps, the rustle of drapery in the hall, and Laura and Marirn entered. "I have found some body out," he said, looking up and smiling, "I always knew there was talent in the family." They looked' surpised. Marlon oame and looked over his shoulder. "Oh 1 those things," she said, lan guidly, "They ars Kitty,s; ain't they, Laura I" . - "Yes: Kitty Kendrick. a cousin of ours" . Doctor Ruby mere school girl drawings." "But this pony's head is really striking," persisted the doctor, exam ine another picture of ' Riot." "Ob. ves : she has some talent, I think. She is an odd little thing Come home next week : doesn't she, Marion f" "I believe so," answered Marion, carelessly'. "Is she at school ?" asked tbe doctor, still looting ho pictures ; therefore he did not see Marion color a little as she answered, "Yes." It -chanced that evening that a man came to Mr.' Gaveston to buy a horse The doctor, sitting at the window, could see a boy, under Mr. Gavctson's directions, displaying the paces of a very handsome pony upon the road. He went out to examine the animal. The man-did not buy the pony but Doctor Ruby did. . ' He was a beautiful little chestnut sorrell thirteen hands high, glossy and graceful an excellent saddle animal, the doctor thought. The creature won him, too, with its intelligence and do cility. Resentful of the whip, a word only was needed to send it into a swift, cradling flight, with no shock in paus ing and oo frenzy in running. "A lovely saddle horse for a lady," thought the doctor, patting tbe pony's glossy neck, and looking absorbed in the idea. -: The next evening when he dismount ed from his horse at Mr. Gavestcn'a gate, the sound of voices attracted bis attention. Thinking he was about to encounter strangers, he paused to listen. "I may as well tell you,, Kitty, for he won't come back," and the doctor recognized Mr. Gaveston 's vsice:"! have sold him." "Sold him I" exclaimed the agitated voice of a young girl. "Oh, Unole Asa, to whom 1" 'To Doctor Ruby, of Rdse Hills. He gave me a hundred a hondred dol lars for him, and I let him go. Ucole, you bad no right J ed the girl ; "I told you "That you would redeem him jn three months, and you didn't do it, and I sold him for twice what you borrowed of me; that's all there is about it Kitty, and I dont want any fuss. The doctor could hear the girl cry ing bitterly. , . After a little while he unlatched the gate and went into the yard, wearing a manner of tbe utmost unconciousness, yet with his eyes covertly alert. Mr. Gaveston stood nnder the trees, carelessly twirling his stiaw hat; a young girl in a gray dress, with clus tering brown corls covering her head, sat on a stone beech, weeping as if her heart would break. Passing them with a ouiet bow, though Mr. Gave ston reddened uneasily, he entered the bouse.. In the course of the evening ho said ; "Miss Marion, has not our cousin come?" t "Kitty Kendrick ?" she answered with a look of surprise. "Yes." "I saw a ycune girl in the gaiden whom I thought was her,1' he observsd caselessly. "Now play this waltz for me, please. It is one of my favorites. 'lnrongh tbe rattle of tbe mosio ne seemed to bear Kitty's sobs. He was so uneasy that he went away early. As be patted tbe pony s neck ne found it srangely wet. His sympathy would have been even more strongly excited if he had divined that the moisture was poor Kitty's tears. ' I ' I. rt WAV AnAninA " " k a ent an tllA library, reading, a servant .informed i bun xhat a young lady - wished to see him. "Show hf r in. "Frpd." with some se- crct surprise, laying down his book. A little figure entered, timiaiy. Doctor Ruby could not imagine what made it look so familiar, he was sure he had never seen it before. Sudden ly he recognized the gray dreea, the sloping shoulders, the clustering brown curls. She spoke instantly, with trcm bling voice, not taking the chairhe pla ced for ber. "My uncle, Mr. Gaveston, Doctor Ruby, sold you a pony a few days ago, I believe V The doctor bowed. "It was my pony, Dr. Ruby, ' and it was a mistake that it was oia. x am .A,., e.A r t,;m V v l V aa- aya a UJ Charley's sake. I bad rather part with anything else, and uncle had no right to sell him. I told Doctor Ruby more .lout the matter than I meant to I thought I had been wronged in the matter, and was afraid he would not give him up. He seemed so kind though. you looked very interesting represent ing yourself so imposed npon and for- kaken.', Now, my lady, you' can just pack up and go - to teaching school again, I won't have you around here can "Of coone he did ; and you think You making eyes at the doctor. go to-morrow-- "Oh, Marion V "'; ' - The shocked, distressed exclamation of outraged feeling,- the thrilling si lence,, and then the burst of over whelming sobs, were too much for the doctor. He came forward ; Marion ran away ; he went straight to Kit.y. - eclajm-ii.'Kity.'he said, "I 'have brought oaca your pony ; Dur,Tny aear, lryow are billing, I should like to have him stablei again at Rose hills, and I should like to have you at hand to ride him whenever you please. ' ; I should like you to come and lire there, Kitty, as my own little wife, protected, as long as you lire, fiom more, wrong and sor row." , Tbe words came straight from . Doc tor Ztuby's strong, manly heart "Oh, but you don't love met" said tbe girl, agitated. . ' "Yes-1 do, Kitty. I see your sweet heut in your face, and I love you dearly." . Sbe looked into his face, all her soul d-awn by his eyes ; then she put both aims around his neck, and as her uncle tie next morning figuratively, turned ter out of doors, she and Rick .very soon went to Rose Hills, and now live there happily. She broke down here and cried tely,-. : "Lie belonged to mybrother, bit-she went on j "Charley s captain brougnt Rick home to me after Charley was shot. I I I cannot give him up. The handsome doctor .could have cred, tco in sympathy. "itly unoie lent me sosae money when I went away to teach school last spring," the young girl said, looking at him wistiully, "and I gave him Rick as security. I did not send him the money at the end of tne tnree months, because I was coming direct ly home, put before I .could get here Rick was sold.;. I cannot I ' eaanot cart with him. and so I have brought you the money that you paid for hm, and ask you to let me have him." . Mr. Uaveston returns tne money, then V No, sir ; I return it. I do not eare for the money at all, compared to Rick." Poor little thing I he did not know it was nearly every cent she had, and vue pTouuce ui icq iuuuiu. work : but the revelations she made as tonished bim. This dependent girl, so young, and of such wealthy kinsfolks, was teaching school, then I and ner unole exaoted of her security when he loaned ber money loaned, not gave it to her I "Miss Kendrick," ho said alter a pause, "you shall have Rick. But put up your money ; I wiil settle tne matter with Mr. Gaveston." " , "No, no l"she said earnestly "Don't say anything to my uncle, please ; he would not like what I have done in coming to you, and' I had -rather you would take the money and say notning; I had, Indeed." He shook bis head. "That would not be right, my child, offer your uncle the money he loaned you, and put the rest in your pocket. Rick shall be returned to-morrow." She smiled, and hex checks flushed. "I did not think you would be bo kind," she said He looked from the window after her as 8b a went down the steep road, with tenderest pity. It seemed to be the fate of the Gavestons to reveal themselves to him. The next evening, riding Rick, he appeared at the gate, un perceived by any of tbe family. Again he heard voices under the trees. "You are a bold, shameless girll" the duloet voice of Marion was saying, infcno8t unwinning tones.. "How dare you go to Rose Hills and expose father that way? You could. have got your self another pony, if you aro in such straits for a horse." It's not that, Marion, you know very well," replied Kitty, "Rick belonged to me, aud I could net jdve him up, for Patrick Henry. BT JAMES r-ABTOjr. ' '" It is common "to speak of Patrick Henry" aa a person unlike any other who ever existed, as though the gift of oratory were something exceedingly rare. It is rare in deed to possess it in such a degree : but I am - inclined to think America has produced many men resembling Patrick Henry in every thing but the greatness of his talent Among the religious sects which en courage their members to exercise what ever gift for public exhortation they, may possess; wo frequently find unlet tered ,men who have an astonishing now of language, and, not unfrequently, a jommaod of imagery that strikes tne kearer with amazement. Parick Hen ry was merely the greatest of oulTharcn" rl orators. . He was born in Virginia, in the year 1736.. His father was a Scotchman, who emigrated to Virginia in early life, and exercised in the colony the joint occupationsof planter, schoolmaster, and surveyor. Neither he not his wife, nor any of their nine children exhibited any particlar talent for oratory,' composi tion, or conversation. Nevertheless, such a talent bad existed in the family. A brother of Patrick Henry's mother was a fine natural orator, although un known out of his native county. It is said of this gentleman that, during the French war, after Braddock's defeat, when the militia were ealled out to de fend the frontiers, he addressed, ahem with an eloqaence never before equaled in Virginia except by his illustrious nephew. The father of Patrick Hen ry, on the contrary, was a pkun, solid kind of man, not fluent in speech, nor giited with imagination. There is another common error with regard to this orator. He is supposed to have owed all his celebrity and sue cess to a natural gift, and to have been in no degree indebted to education. It ia true that he was an idle hoy, and a careless voung man. The fa' her, when Patrick was ten ysars of age, opened a school in hu own house, in whicb tne bov aonuired a JitUa Latin, learned the Greek alphabet, and made some profi ciency in arithmetic, and geometry. It is said.' however, that he was too fond of hunting and fishing to avail himself of the advantages which bis father s sobool afforded. When the bell rang for school in tha morn:ng, he was rare ly to be found. He was away in tbe woods with his gun or on the banks of a stream with .his fishing rod; and in these sports he would spend weeks at a time, unchecked by his father's author ity. He appeared" to love idleness for its own sake His schoolfellows fre quently observed him under the shade of a tree, watching the cork of his fish ing rod for hours without getting a bite, and yet without tiring of the monoto ny. He liked to be alone in his sports, though fond of society at other times. We are told, however, that, in the midst of his young companions, he oft en sat silent, appearing to pe ocoupied only with his own thoughts,- while, in reality, he was paying close attention aud reflce'ing deeply on the character of the speakers. . . ' - His early friends could not recollect that he had eveT given the least sign of talent in his youth or early manhood They remembered him as having been coarse in his appearance, awkward in his manners, slovenly in his dress, plain in bis conversation, hating study, and wholly given up to idle pleasure. -4 the tam time, they. concurred i report ing that he wa a conttant and deep student of human nature. He habitu ally reflected vpon the motives which govern mankind in general, as well as vpon those which governed each indi-r-vidua! of his acquaintance.' ' When he was fifteen years of age, his father, burdened with tbe support of a large family, placed this wayward and unpromising son as a clerk in a county store, and. a year after, aet him no in business with a. small stock of goods, associating with bim one of hiB elder brothers. This elder brother,'. appears, was yet mere idle than Pat rick, and threw the -' whole burden ' of he business upon the Junior partner. The drudgery of the store soon became intolerable to him, and as he trusted every one who asked credit, ' a single year sufficed to bring the -brothers to bankruptcy. It appears, however, .that the future statesman did not wholly waste his time during this year of 6torckeping. lie learned to play on the flute and violin. He acquired, too, a relieh for reading. But his vhief employment was still the ttudi of human character. Whenever a company of his neighbors met in the store on Saturday a day formerly con secrated to '-loafing" in the- South and elsewhere, ovr all the country -he. de lighted to set them talking, and then to stand by, quietly noting the character ani manner of each individual. It is said that, sometimes, he would relate an anecdote, drawn from his reading or from his imagination; and while excit ing in tho minds of his listeners pity, terror, anger, or contempt, he would watch the different modes in which eaoh man -expressed - these. . passions. This was an excenenfpreparatioa fer tile career before him, but it did not conduce to. the prosperity of a country store : and thus, as I have said, it came to an end in twelve months. At eighteen, without possessing a dollar, or an acre, he committed the as toucdicg imprudence of marrying a girl as poor as himself. But it was easy CO uve in Virginia a uuuuiou jcoio ago. .The parents . of the imprudent pair gave them a small tarm, ana lent them .one or two slaver and tne future orator proceeded to extract his ifrinr-from The soiL He was a farmer for two years, and, at tho end of that time, being totally unsuccessful and completely discouraged, he sold his farm and again set up a store : resum ing, also, his fiddle, his bcoks, and his study of human kind.' So careless was he of his business, that many a time, he shut up his store and spent the whole day in bunting. ' Mr. Wirt, his biographer, tells vs, however, that from year to year his mind aboeared to make a steady advance which was shown by tho superior char. acter of the books he reaa. tie is saia to have studied geography, the history and characters' of Virginia, but, espe cially the history and literature of Greece and Rome. A. translation of the Ro man historian, Livy, was the work which had the most to do with the for mation of his mind and the coloring of his cratory. His 6eoond attempt to keep store am not result in immediate failure ; nis ruin, this time, was more gradual and tore comDlete. After five-years, his property was gone,. and he had,, for his wife and children, neither home nor means of support, lie then went to lve wltanTswife s rattier, wna kept a tavern, and assisted bim in entertaining hiB guests. ' No man could perform such an office more agreeably. Mr. Jeffer son, who happened to meet him at this period of his life, records that his spir its were in no degree affected by bis misfortunes. . . ."'' "During the festivities of the Christ mas season writes Mr. Jefferson, "I met him in society, every dayrand we became well acquaio ted, although 1 was much his junior, being then in my sev enteenth year, and he a married man. His manners had something 'of coarfe Less in them ; bis passion was music, danoing, and pleasantry. He excelled in the last, and it. attached every one te him. . Mr. Henry had. a little be fore, broken up his store, or, rather, it bad broken him up $ but his misfor tunes were not to be tracea jeuner in his countenance or conduct.". . - Being thus without resources, . this singular man suddenly resolved to en ter the crofession of the law. In this preparatory study he is said to have spent six weeks, and then went to Rich mond to procure a license to practice. In those days, in Virginia, a license to practice law had to be signed ly three members of the legal .profession, and this was no small difficulty in the case of the present application. More than one lawyer refused his signature, point blank. : But others, perceived he was a man of talents, and won by his prom ise of future study, signed his license and launched him upon a n3W career. At this time, it is said, he was so ig norant of his profession, that he could not draw the most common paper, ana was nnacauainted with the mode of be ginning a suit in a justice's court. For two orthre ytcars after his admission, he did not earn money to supply his family with food, , and they continued in a state of dependence . In his twenty seventh year, the tal ents of this extraordinary pereon .were revealed to his neighbors, suddenly, and in all their splendor. In a suit between the clergy and their parishioners touch ing tbe amount ot their compensation, there being no other lawyer available at the moment, Patrick Henry was re tained, and retained, too, on the ppu lar side, with which he warmly sympa thized. His own father was on the bench, near the presiding judge. Tho Court House was crowded. More than twentv clergyman of the Church cf England, the most learned men :n the colony, were present.' A large number of the people' who had bren familiar with Patrick Henry from his youth up, attended from cariosity to bear bow such an eccentric genius would comport himself on an occasion bo grave and important.. 4Ho arose very awkwardly, says Mr. Wirt, "and faltered vcrv much in his exordium. The people bung their heads at so unpromising a commence ment ; tbe clergy were observed to ex change sly looks with each other; and his father is described as having almost sunk with confusion from h:s seat. But these feelings were of short, duration, and soon gave place to others of a dif-r-ferent charaoter. Foff now were those wonderful faculties which he possessed fox the first tinio developed, and now was first witnessed that mrsteiious and supernatural transformation of appear ance which tbe fire of bis own elo quence never failed -to work in him. For, as his mind rolled along and be gan to glow frora jits own actions-all the degrees became erect and lofty. The s Dint of his genius awakened all bis features. His conntenance shone with a nobleness and grandeur which it had never before exhibited. There was a lightning in his eye which seemed to rive the spectators. His action beeame graceful, bold, and commanding , and in the tones of his voice, more" especial ly in his emphasis, there was a peculiar charm, magic, of whioh any one who ever heard him will speak as soon as he is named, but of which no one can give any adequate description. ' His triumph was complete and won derful. Tbe jury gave him a verdict without deliberation, and the people seized their champion and carried him out of the court house on their shoul ders, while the tears ran down his fath er s cheeks. From this time to the end of his life, Fatriok Henry was one of the foremost men jj fLhisaiiyjejpto vi n oe." Afte f ; si brilliant career at the barThe was elect ed to the Legislature, where his well known speeches, familliar now . to ev ery school boy, gave Virginia to the Revolution. He served conspiciously n the first Congress, and was afterward elected governor of Virginia. - v -' To the last of his life, be was averse to study, and extravagantly fond of the sports of the field. He livod to his aixtr-taiTa year, uying on ine sixm vi June, 1799 He was twice married, and was the father of fifteen children, six by his first wife and nine by his second. Eleven of his children autv vived bim, and one of them was living, a very few years ago, and may be liv-s-ing still. Owing to some fortunate purchase of land, he left a large estate to be divided among his children. At all periods of his life he was a perfect ly temperate and moral man; ana in his mode of living, as well as in his manners and appearance, there was al ways much of the rustic. In pubiio, as well as in private,- he- exhibited all the politeness of the Old dominion, and .... . ... .i was observed by his opponents wim tne most marked respect. One of his worst faults, it is satd, was an excessive love of money, which grew upon him in his old age, and tempted him to some modes of acquisition which were strict ly legal, but not strictly honorable. To the pubiio he was, in' all situatiobs, a faithful, able, and devoted servant. FR A - outside of the cloud seemed to shed it J a dozen different places, so it doesn'f self epontaneousJy.. His attitude by much matter whereabouts " thereabout .Aunareii you go, since every once id i miles or so, you will find tbe graves' "of Adam and Eve," . But to return to .first, principles-c?-there wt-s no distinction made by God between man and woman's wrong-doing, and I want to learn hotr - vra mortals came to improve on pod's dictum? That we have done sok is evident to the meanest masculine comprehension r I know enough nen who will declare, sincerely too, that " gentleman" have undoubted license to do a, thousand ' things for which " ladies", " would de serve death add destruction .' Now why, I ask you, why ? Because, says -some one, women? ought to'be better than men it ii expected of them I - But why -why ? Why ought they nolboth to be letter? Why can Fiti Adolpbm be permit-' ted the use of highly-peppered profani - yt, while I mustn't speak my feeble f male lama wuen j. luriuauj y- Why can he fiirt if he so ohooae i with every ? pretty i woman in town, while I mustn't stop to talk five mio- utes on the street, or on, with any man under the age of three scoro years and ten Why can he go off, no one knows' where, and stay, no one . knows hoW - long after dark, while 1 mustn t put the toes of my gaiters across my own thresh old; after the sun his set ?T Why, can be have never-explainable "business- transactions" that call him away to the uttermost parts af the earth, while. JL remain forever and a ..day" mewed tip" like a canary in a cage ?- - l'' ' Yet why ask "why?'' . It is so trite; so commonplace a .fact that men are licensed by society to . dd' evil and yet be praised so raite, io commonplace, that none of us. lake any . more interest in H. ' ' . From boyhood and girlhood we are' educated to this-state of things, and so. accept our. teachings;, as. we - learn ., our irregular verba. There are no reasons for such arrangement, but tbey are be-f cause we find them so, and leave them so. While women are fihtin so strenu ously for right to vote, they might T as' well, or a little better, .agonize through a social conflict, and whip the oonven-f tionalities as welj as rule the convene' tions. ' ' ' '' S. N. ' LIBERTY. EQUALITY, . i r-rtfMi ii. - , A lecture for Gentlemen. A lady friend desires us to publish the following, for the benefit of the gentlemen : . -, , i a - women nowi ana snari nac proiauo ly minded eats that is, tome women do over the poli'ical inequality of the sexes, as though the poor, silly things hadn t already more than etongn to de what with tending to breakfi.a':, dinner and Bupper, Bhoppmg. keeping their husband's linen and moral ' alike unexceptionable ; watching that the marxet-women don't cheat, and the ehilren don't catch the measles or other bad habits,- keeping tracks off the door step and strange hairpins out ot their lords' vestpookets; making ' over last year's dresses, and "economising", new bunoaU out of the household aW Iowance; preserving fruit in the 'Fall, and virtue" from a tail ; Keeping . me bread and their own tempers fromget ting sour ; minding their own business and their neighbors' besides on week days teaching in Sunday school, and flirting at evening meetings on the Sabbath. -'-. '. ' - ' . ' As if that were not enough without "wanting to vote." .Why, if every man in the world were to come and offer me the highest inducements - to vote,: I wnldn'tdo'jt I No. sir there isn t a man on earth who' could induce me 1 I don't care a nickel penny forpolit ical equality ; but I do wish that there was a little mcrejsociai equality between man and woman 1 - - It irks and angers my sense of jut- ieo to see husbands going Je-piaoes, and doing deeds, the which., if their wive wfera to do. thev would be " inV- molated under Madama Grundy's "JugX J pernant car. and buriad by theVscabdaPJ mongeriog grave diggers -of- society, Kornnd the vltima vAntinn al dale, before the victims . had-X' tim to shriek one nraver for mercy. Why should there be one ' morality for men and auother for women ? Don't we all go to one Heaven or one Hell, or are there separate compart ments for ladies ? It would be a comfort to know . it, but the teachers nowhere teach ua so and wa noor. little, blundering, wonder ino- creeaa of the world, can only know their wisdom, see fit tell And thev do fell us 'that the : first man in tbe world laid his Bin upon his wife's shoulders; but they never have aai.l that Gcd accented that excuse- that he gave the man leave to do evil, while the woman alone bore the burden of punishment. God punished them alike, and turned the "grand old gar dener and his wile" both out of. their situation? at once. ' As both had sinned, both were made to suffer, and they went forth together, Eve weeping clinging to, and embrac ing the man who had striven to throw all of the punishmen t upon her weaker shoulders. Adam was .content that i7oeshould be blotted intonyAf-should sorrow should die, so that he only went free, and verily, J say unto yen, the "old Adam" lingers still in the souls of his sons, to this day. And yet Adam was much rha better able of the two to endure hardship; for, as the Pon-ians and Arabs say, Eve was nnl a littl thinfr. some three or lour hundred feet tall, while Adam was fine ficrnre of a man. six or sevctvnun- dred feet high in his stockingcet. If you don't believe my" statement, jui B-ep over into Aaia'Minor, and you ean seo their graves for yourself. (You will have 4ao difficulty . whatever in doing thifor they have convenient ly locatejj'thcir Drivatecemetery inhalf Gen. Grant's Idem of UberfjV . Every Republio which has ev - been established, either in ancient or - mod-, ern times, has been destroyed by some 'military chieftain." . There is either something in the education of the ro gular army which is opposed tp tha liberty of the people, and wh ch incul cates despotism or else the personal am bition of army leaders leads them in the direction of supreme power, to he gTatr( ified at: any and all hazards. With -the history of the past staring ua" in the face, it is well to look at the - an tecedents of General Grant lar as be ll as antecedents, and ste w hat ids as of Constitutional freedom he - possesses. We have already . published his ex- traordinary arJar, issued while he waa General Commanding in' ' tne ooutu west, banishing all Jews": from ? hia denarimtnt because a few of them, .in his judgment, had , tn.n3gressed milita- ry rules ana requirements. rn buou order, affecting a whole '.disss,' npon - such causes, was ' ever betoie - ueuea, except by some imperial despot of En rope or Asia, and by none .efj.jtheoa. within a recent date,. .... A enave niw another reminiscence of General Grant,; which is wcrtby of being published and kept as standing matter from no w untll.' the election ' Here it is: "' '' ' "Head quaktebs Abmies Uj 8 ') "Washington, Feb. 17, 1868. r : . . Head quarters, soon send to 'these. . as practicable,' and from time to time thereafter; snob copies of newspapers published ii; your -Department as contain sentiments of disloyalty and hostility to the Govcrn-i" ment or any of its branches, and atato whether such paper is habitual iB its; utterance of sueh ,-sentimenti - 'The persistent publ'caioH of article Calcu lated tp keep o1 hts-tility 6ffeelmg iftceeu the people of different sections of the country can not be- toleratsd- -Tho information is called for with a view to their suppression, which will, bp done -ftcm these Headquarters only; .... ,"T..S.. 0UWJSK9, Assistant Adjutant general. This order ia generallo its character, and applied to the. whole press. North as' well as South, being dated 'fleadquar- ters Armies United States,! and liable to be issued to all departmeataT com- manders. ; , , - . . Mark the ahoye. It ja issued on nd? plea ot military necessity It-bjars'dateT a year after the war clored, and'wbeu. no danger existed to", the Government" in the form of arme 1 opposition in the North or South. . Yet, did , anyman ever read such an order-before in an-, country professing to be free? Chablxs' X, an almost absolute monarch,' lost the throne of France in 1830 because, tho Poglinao Ministry issued an order much less offensive in its character, and encroaobing much less upon' the free dom Of th.e pres. yo ask the pubiio to read that order of General Grant again, and reflect npon it Reflect on it in the. light of (he Constitution ' It absolutely and by its very tcrjV puts the whole press of the eourry at the feet of General Grant.aud hoth- ing can bo published which is not sat-', is factory to him. Day 4 be- people of this Country wantiiheir- press-t the" boasted 8entinelan the watch-towers of liberty redeced to this degrading position fjifo they consider a man who would ia.ce such an order, . fit i to be trusted ia the highest position ' of the" Republic ? What guarantee jot free-. Uiom can we have under such a monster What guarantee that he will not , take., an early occasion- to ' declare ' himself ' Dictator of the country, and :oextin ' guish in blood the liberties of the Unit ed States ? We may add that this iufa, mous order was countermanded by Pr ident Andrew Johnson, one of tbe best if not the very: best, act of had"?" priostraaon' JSuytiire :.- ' '