Newspaper Page Text
IT ABU LA
W EKLY TELEill 1 .'.!,. Li (V PJI By James 3-l.eecl. VOLUME XI. NO. 25. ASHTABULA, 0., IrLa.orerLa.erLt lrL all tUlrLgs. SATUEDAY MORNING. JUNE 22, 1801. SI SO m dL-vcvriCo. WHOLE NUMBER GOO; TRflMS OF nt-BgCniPTION. f we Dollars per annum. If pld etrletlj la advance $1 (0. ADVERTISING. One iqim one ink $ 60 On Bluer three weeks t 00 On. square three mo.. 50 On. square lx m. 4 00 Vh suaare one mr. 00 Twe squares three sjto. $ I two sritiarea all snoe. 0 two squares on roar I 00 frnir squares om yar 11 00 half colu aia n year so 00 Buslaeos Cud. of aot ever ail Una pt rear I 00 Tw.It lines or la of this tlx Utter mas a square. Obituary Notice of more the Sv lines, unless of general latrest,will ba ineerted at th Km rat a. advartUlnf matter JOB PRINTINGS ef every deeerlptlon attended to on call, la th. moat tasteful BUSINESS DIRECTORY. fARMKRS' BANK OV ASHTABULA. orricK 110UH8 rmh A. M. to li II. and from 1 to t P. M. Fkfiitlaai, DR. J. C. HUBBARD, Ashtabula, 0. 61 DR. M. KINGSLEY, Homeopathist, Klogt ill.,0. Having had several vest's experience, a. feels , "nPfn' ' sstialactlon to all who may rarer fcimwlth a call, on., U.I. .treet, nearly oppn.lt o Ktq.Rockw.il. References Homeopathic Medical faculty pin. v J vnLvWtiZN,?b"' luDd-- N- " O. B. Noble, r.oa Van, W. Y. U, B- Dale, fond da l.ao, Wis. 637 O. P. M'DONALD, Physician and Surgeon tocattd oppnalt John Mansnekl's Clothing Store, Main afreet, A.hlabula.0. 7S A. BARRETT, Mechanical and Surgical Den Mat, ond Boor FUk'a Block, AahUbnla, Ohio. 448 G. W. FOSTER, Eclectic rbvsician and Sur- Attorn jre. SHERMAN k FARMER, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, A.htabnla. Ohio. 471 CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun" aollor at l,aw, A.bt.onla. Ohio. 410 W. B. CHAPMAN, Attorney at Law Justice of the Peers, Commissioner of Deeds for Michigan aad Iowa. OBlee thro, doors east f th Trtmont House oaneant, 0). M. B. GARY, Attorney aud Coanelor at law Ca.ua, 0. All kiuHl entrusted hlia will t aieesvU attended ta. , Hotel. TDK AMERICAN HOUSE, at the Depot ha. jdat bran pat In order, and being eonventrntly an pieanaoilj silusted, with good accommodation, for man and baaat, la a g.od .lopping pises Tor travelers, or thou from th interior hiring toitm. to b cared for while during a loiprary absence bjr th iUilroad. 8. afOWKY, Proprie tor. Ashtabula, July, 188U. 653 FI3K. HOUSE Ashtabula, O. E. (i. Ola- , eosr, Proprietor. An Omnibu. running to and from .very train f ear.. A1m, a good livery-etable sept tn connection with thl. hous, to convey passengers to any point. 488 AMERICAN - Jefferson, Ohio. HOUSE John Thompson ASHTABULA HOUSE, Robert C. Warm- Ington, Ashtabula, 0. JEFFERSON HOUSE S. Mc'Imvbb, Fro- pri.tor, Jeflorson, Ohio 4SH Merchants. STEPHEN HALL Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, HaU and Cape, I.aataand Shoe endings, and gen eral Merchandise, g door. South ol th Bank. 643 A. HENDRY, Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Chemical., I'slnts, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Dy StnfTs, fcc - Choice K.rolly Urocorie. Inelndlng Teas, Coffee., fcc. Pa tent Medicine.. Pure Wine, and Liquor, for Medicinal pur poae.. Pnyaician'a prcaeriptlons carefully and promptly at tended to. 614 PRENTICE & 0SB0RN, General Dealers In ProTiaions, Produce, and so forth. Mala stmt. Anhta aula, Ohio. , 471 EDWARD II ROBERTS, Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry Ooda, I.adiea' Cloaks, Purs, Skirt, Coreeta, Choice Orooariu, Shelf Hardware, crockery, Ac, Ac. FUk'a Block, Aahlabuia, O. 410 TYLER & COLLINS, Dealers in Dry Goods Grocer!, Crockery, Boot, and Shoe, Hats, Capa, Ae Ac st door South of Aahtabnla Horna, AahUbnla, O. 14 J. P. R0 B ERTS0N, Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Crockery, Provurloru, Boot and Shoes, and every other olaaa of Gooda uaually looked for In a Flrat Claaa Country 8 tore. Courteay and fair dealing are th Inducement, offered Ibra share of publie laror. Mala .treat, AahtabuU Ohio. ROOT St MORRISON, Dealers in Dry Goods Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Capa, Hardware Crockery, Books. Paints, Oils, Ac, Post Office Building AahUhola. 410 GEORGE W1LLARD, Dealer in Dry Good Groceries, Hata, Caps, Boot and Shewn, Crockery, 0 lam ware, manufacturer of ready-made Clothing. Al.o, whole sale and retaildealerln Hardware, Saddlery, Nalla, Iron Steel, Druge and Medicines, Paints, Oils, DreatuOa, Ac, Main street, Ashtabula. WELLS k FAULKNER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer. In Western Reserve Butter and Cbeeae, Pried Fruit and Flour, Aahtabaula, Ohio. Orders respect fully .elicited, and filled at the Lowent caub coat. 470 Watches, Jowclry, Ac. O. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing 0 an ainue 01 w aicnea, viocaa, ana jewelry. Bbop, ot ine r tea nouee, a.nuouia, u. Clothlna;. L. WOLFF A CO. Dealer in Ready-made Clothing and Oenfa Fu raise in g Goods. Athubula, O. 644 BRIGHAM k C0 Wholesale and retail dealer, la Ready Made Clothing, rnrnlahing Goods, Hata, Caps, Ac A.ht.bula. 410 Afjcaits. H. FASSETT, Agent for the Purchase, Sale, a Renting of Real Estate, Insure ee, Negotiating Loans, Col lection of Debts, Ac Property sold for Commission only, and ae sal no charge. A sate, direct or Indirect, eouati tutes a commission. sUin street, Ashtabula, Ohio. Also, Notary Public. 470 Manufacturers. GEORGE WILLARD, Manufacturer of Sash Blinds and Doors, on hand and made to order. Also, Plea lug, Matching, etc, don to rder in the beat possible aiaa oar, Ashtabula, O. 6u3 PU03N1X FOUNDRY J. W. Waonsr having purchased th Foundry of Job B. Gaihk, wil keep on uand at favorable prices, stoves. Plows, Piw and sliil Caatiogcand aiuks, a attend to repairing, and eeUing ap stove and flows, uraers tor aaungs anu moat kiaos of foundry work xcutd with promptoeas. Arar the hash Orders for Casings and most kinds Factory, A.hUbula, Ohio. 4W GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Dealer in Hard ware, Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate, Bheet Iron. Copper and line and manufacturer of Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware, FUk's Block, AahUbnla, Ohio. 470 T. M'GUIRE, Manufacturer of Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Ware. Strict attention paid to making, nett ing up and repairing Stove, Stov-Pipe, Pump, and Load Pipe, Eve-Troughs, Conductors, etc Old Iron, Kaga, Copper, Lead, etc, etc, taken in Exchange. Alio Sole Agent for tka"TiUtat CM Aim," with Ui latest improvmav 1 door. South of th. Fisk Hous Ashtabula, O. 48 R. TOWER k SON, Machinists builders or im','mtUTf iui rortabl 8 team Engiaaa. Saw. sad ether Mill Wore, and Jobbing aad Repairing doe to order, oa te.rt autic, sod in workjuan-llA. maoner, south Main st Aahubula. 670 D. 0. CULLKY, Manufacturer of Lath, Siding Cbe Bss, A. Planing and Matobiag and Bcrewl Sawing dene aa the aborteat natioa. Bhn South aide ol th Methodist Church, Ashtabula, Ohio. 440 A. S. ABBOTT, Lumber Dressor, and Mann ' aeturer f and Dealer la Shtaglae, Lath, Fan Stuff, Ac Aa Planing, aad Circular Sawing don to rdr. Kim street near the corner of Center .treat, AshUbuU. 414 TEdITcROSBY, Iron Founder, and manufacturer A Dealer tn Plows, Plow Caatings, Mill Cast ings, Ac Most descriptions of Foundry Work don to order Aa.upaia.upie. liuiTU k CARLISLE, Manufacturert of Sal Vf and Harnaas Leather, and Dealers in French Calf, and Lining his. Ca.h paid (or Hides snd Skins. W. W.Sami. . CLJ'UJ- Maalcal. GEORGE HALL, Dealer in Piano Fortes, and Maiudeoas, Piaao Stoals, Coven, lusUuetlo Books, etc. Depot oa Park street, AshUbuLa. go advaiUtaawnt. 41 4, K., CHAPMAN, Dealer in Musical Merchan diss, Books, Fine BUUonery, Teye, andFancy Articlss.a his asaar and Carioaily avare. Ball door north ol th f gooa. Mala sweet, A.bUbula, 410 J. G. WRIGHT, Dealer In Millinery Goods 7 orkad Collar aad alaovos, aad Faacy Goods. Mast door to the Fish Houac 470 Book. JJ. G. DICK, Bookseller, HUtlowr and News Dealer. Alan, Dealer ta aheet-Muate, Toys. a4 Geaerei Yarjer; Goods, Mass atjsel, Ashtabula, 6b, eOl aT at si 1 1 si r DUCR0 k BROTHERS, Manufacturers of a Dealers In Fnmlturo of h. bwt d.acriptiona, and every va riety. Also general Undertakers, and mannracturer. of Cof Bna to order, Mala street, North of South Publ Square, Ashtabula. LINUS SAVAGE, Furniture Dealer and Man afaeturer, stesm eetaWl.hment, North Main street, aear th one of Dr. Farringtoa a nan. a.ntaouia, u. 41 LiTcry Stables H. F. k J. C. CULVER, have removed to the Flk House Stable, where they offer to the citirens of Ash tabuls the use of the bent equipped l.lvery HUble in Aah tabula County, at prices that range but hint above tlie liv ing sUndard. tall ana are. rov. 1, ison. 087 Mlseellaneoas. CITARLEY HARRIS, THE BARBER. Is located under the Flk House, where he is gathering golden opinion. Kir trie encquaiiru raw ann comlorl or bin harf, the luxury of his ehauipooolng, and the uimiirpnMd Urte snd fuhion nf hi. hair cutting. If you doubt it, gire him a can. a pnuiuti in, i.tiT. 1, loou. 5(17 D. 8. WILLIAMS, Wholesale dealer in Straw Goods, Hats, Caps, I'mbrvlls., Psrssols, e, 106 and 107 Chambers St., and 89 a 01 Keade at.. New-York. SAMUKXTH UM PHREY Is uow offcrinr flood Building Lot. cheaper than ever, and at price, vrithin the reach of slmost every one. See advertisement. 630 TELEGRAPH OFFICE Western Union is removed to th Drug Store of Hendry A Copeland, corner Msin and Center Streets, three doors south of Flak House J. M. ALLEN, Manager. 4x7 A. RAYMOND, Dealer in Fruit and Orn- mental Trees, Shrubbery, Ae, Pnfleld, Monro County, N York. Orderssolicited. HMORY LUCE, Dealer in Sweet Potato, and other Esrly Plsnts and Vegetsbles. Also, Dealer In Preserved Fruits, Tomato, Ac East Aah tabula, Ohio. 43 W. R. ALLEN, BoBi7der2 ITooU and Magatines bound in any style desired. Blank books msde and ruled to order. Jefferson, O. 470 WILLARD k REEVES. Dealers in Italian and Rutland Marble, Grave Stones, Monuments, Table Tops, sc., A.nrannia. LIME. I fhall sell Lime at the Harbor for 24ctapcrbnshel. 480 J. W. HILL. TIME TABLE OF THE CLEVELAND & ERIE RAIL ROAD. Passenger Trains will ran as fbllows : aniNn ijtsr. flOIfl WKST Aon A. M BAM. Clerelsnrl, Psinesville Marlian, Unionville, Geneva, Saybrook, AahUoula, Kingnrille, Conneaut, Erie. 4.38 3.3m P. ST. P. ST. 9.10 1.46 4.20 7.631 12.44 7.IW, 7.15 12.191 7.04 12.08 8. SI 5.8' 11.47 2.24 8.001 i,.o-, 11. Pd 1 io.oo!l2. 1.1.1 Trains do not atop at Stetlons where th time Is omitted In the shore tshtes. All through Trains going Westward, connect at Cleveland, with Train, (or TaUdu, CUcag; CWasitas, CYaciaaofi, M diawnpolit, e. And all through Train going Eastward, connect at Dunkirk with the Trains of N. Y. A E. R. R and at Huftalo. with thou. of N. Y. Central, and Buffalo A N. Y. City Railroads, for Aaw sera, 4fesy, sioaew, iVMara taut, Ac, aC A. C. HUBBARD, SUtlon Agent. Clivilabd, 13.1881. CETTLE UP ! BALANCE UP ! ! - PAY I'PI II Th undenigied respectfully requests all persons having accounts wllhnim prior to the 1st day of January lhBI, wheth er In his ravor or otherwise, to call and settle tlie same imme diately. And all those wh have Jctmtmli, or Ifotn of long sUnding, are hereby nntlned, that I want my money to pav my debts with, and unless these are settled soon, will be pieced in oth er hand, tor collection. GEO. WILLARD. AshUbula, Jsa. 17th, 1881. 678 CANADA STRAW HATS 30 dosen Just received, aad for sal very cheep by T. 8. LAY. bail. C.E. Ac N Ex a. u. r. n. v. m. p. a . 9.26 4. OA 4. 6 0.0ft 10. 5.02 6.64 10.01 10.48 6.W 6.28 10.69 8.87 r. a 8.48 11.81 5.46 7.01 10.63 11.33 7.17 ll.8 7.85 11.17 lil.4i 7.6 1 12.10 Scott and the Veteran.—BY BAYARD TAYLOR. Scott and the Veteran.—BY BAYARD TAYLOR. I. Aa old and crippled veteran to the War De partment came ; He sought the Chief who led hiai, oa many a Gold of fame The Chief who shoaled 'Forward 1' where e'ar his banner rose, And bore its stars in triumph behind the flying foes. II. 'Have you forgotten, General,' the battered sol dier cried, 'The days of eighteen hundred twelve, when I was at your Bide 7' Have you forgotten Johnson, that fought at Luody's Lane ? 'Tig true I'm old and pensioned, but I want to fight again.' III. forgotten ?' said the Chief ; 'my brave old soldier, No I And here's the hand I gave you then, nnd let it tell you so ; But you have done your share, my friend ; you're crippled, old, and gray, And we hove need of younger arms and fresher blood to-day.' IV. 'But, General I' cried the veteran, a flush upon his brow ; 'The very men who fought with us, they say, are traitors now ; They've torn the flag of Lundy's Lane, our old red white and blue, And while a drop of blood is loft, I'll show that drop is true. V. 'I'm' not so weak but I can strike, aad I've a good old gun To get the range or traitor's hearts, and pick them one by one. Your Minnie rifles and such arms it ain't worth while te try ; I could'nt get the bang o' them, but I'll keep aiy powder dry P VI. yon, comrade 1' said the Chief- God bless your loyal heart I But younger men are iu the field, and claim to nave their part. They'll plant our sacred banner iu each rebel lious towo, And woe, heuceforth, to nay hand, that dares to it down 1' VII. 'But, General T still persisting, the weeping veteran cried : , . I'm young eueugh to follow, to long as you'rt my guide ; And tome, you koow, must bite the dust, and that, at least, eau I ; 8e, give the young ones place to Ogbt, but me place to die t VIII. on Pickens, let the Colonel in command Put me upon the rampart, with the flag staff in soy band t No otitis how hot the cannon smoke, or how the shells may fly. I'll bold the Stars aad Stripes aloft, and bold them till I die I VIII. X. And when the fight is hottest, before the trai tors Dy ( When shell and ball are screeching, and burst ing in tbe sky, If any shot should bit me, and lay me on my face, My soul would go to Washington! and not to Aroold't plaee t plaee r IX. 'Pni ready, General, to you let pott to me be given, f T Where Washington tan .ee me at he looks from highest heaveo, And tayto PBtnam at hit aide, r, may be, General Wayne ; There stands old Billy Johnson, that fought at Lnody'i Line I' From the Springfield Republican. RUMINATIONS: A Series of Essays upon Human Life. BY TIMOTHY TITCOMB. CHAPTER X. I have been watching a family of kittens, engaged iu their exquisiiely graceful play. Near them lay their mother, stretched at her length upon the flagging, taking her morning nap, and wanning herself in the suri. bho bad eaten her breakfast, (pro vided by no core of her own, but at my ex pense),) had seen her litllu family fed, and having nothing further to attend to, had gone off into n doze. What a blessed freedom from care 1 Thiuk of a family of four children, with no frocks to be made for lliem, no hair to brush, no shoes to provide, no socks to kuit and mend, no schoolbooks to buy, aud no nurse I Think of a living being with the love of offspring iu her bosom ai d a tnuhitude of marvelous instincts in her nature, yet knowing nothing of God, thinking not of the future, without a hope or an expectation, or a doubt or a fear, passing straight on to annihilation I At the threshold of this destiny the littlu kittens wore carelessly playing ; and they fire doubt lots still playing while I write. They have no lessons to learn, they do riot 1m vo to go Sunday school, they entertain no peijudice except against dogs which occasionally dodge into the yard ; and I judge by the familiar way in which they play with their mother's curs and pounce upon her tail tlia they arc not in any degree oppressed by a sense of llio respect due to a parent. Cat and kittens- will eat aud frolic and sleep, through their brief life, aud they will curl up in some dark corner aud die. Here and there, one of their race, I suppose, Duds a brief immortality in a uddle-siring, but ns cats are not among those who "die with all the music iu them," it is doubtful whether they would cure to live their lives over again in the liunds of tbe ordinary run of tiddlers. I remember tliut one of the late Mr. Jos eph C XNcui's "Chaicoul Sketches" be puts into the mouth of a very sud and seedy loafer the expression of a wish that he were a pig, and a statement of the reasons for the wish. These reasons, as I recall them, related to the freedom of the pig from the peculiar trials ana troubles. ol bumainty. Pigs do uot have to work, tor a living; they uudertake no enterprise, and of course fuil in none : they cat and sleep through a period of mouths, and then come the kuifo and a grunt, and that is the lust of thorn IN ow 1 suppose ibis thought of Mr ISeul's loafer has been shared by millions of men Not that everybody has at some time iu bis life wished be wero a pig, but that nearly everybody who bat had his share of the troubles and responsibilities of life, has look ed upon simple animal carelessness aud con tent with a certaiu degree of envy. It is uot necessary to go among brutes for in stances of this animal content. It can be found among men. Who does not know good-natured, ignorant, healty fellows, who wilt work all day in the Geld, whistle all the way homeward, eat hugely of coarse food, sleep like logs, and take no more in tent id the great questions which agitate the most of us than the pigs they feed, and that in return, feed them 1 Who has not sighed as he has seen bow easily the simple wants ot certain simple natures are suppli ed ? 1 remembered an old man who Quito unexpectedly was drafted into the grand jury, which sat in tbe county town less than ten miles distant from his home ; and this was tho great event of his life. lie never tired of talking about it : (never tir ed himself, I mean,) and a stranger could not carry oa a couversation with him for live miuutea without hearing of something which occurcd wheu-"I was in Iilakelown. on the Uratid Jury." It is doubtful whether ISapoleon ever contemplated a victory with the complacent salistuctiou that filled my old friend wbeu be alluded to bis connection with "the grand jury," and emphasized the adjective which magnified the jury aud glorified him. I coufess that when 1 pass through a rural town, and tee the laborers among tho corn, and tbe boys driving their cattle uud the girls busy iu the dairies, snd life passing away quietly, I cannot avoid a twinge of regret that it would be impossible for me to be content with the kind of life that I .ee around me, especially as I know that there is one kiud of pleasure negative perhaps, rather than posiiive-whicu that kiud of life enjoys, aad iu which I can never share. ' Relief from great respousibilies. and contentment with humble clothing, humble fare, humblo society, bumble aims and ambitions, humble means aud humble labors ah! how many weury, overloaded men how many disappointed hearts have sighed for such a boon, aud sighed know- tug they could ucver receive it. It has been the habit of poets to surround simple pleasures and .pursuits with the got deu atmosphere of romance, not because they would enjoy such pleasures and pur suits at all, but rather bucauso they are forever bryound tbeir possession A poet is always reuchiug toward the unattainable and be may reach forward to the perfec tions of a life of which the best that he sect aruuud him is an mutilation, or backward to the animal content of a life at yet undis turbed by the intimation of something bet- ter. liucolies are very tweut, bat their writers do not believe in them. 'A nut. brown maid,' with bare unconscious feet aud ancles, is very pretty iu a picture, but the man who paiuted ber ascertained that the was greeu, aud not tbe most eiuertaiu- iug of companiout. The truth is that when we have got along so fur that we can per ceive that which is poetical and picturesque iu tbe simplest form of rustio lifs, we have got too far along to enjoy it. I tuppose that much of the charm which simple animal content hat for us it connect ed with the memories of childhood. We can all recall a period of our Jivet wbeu there was joy iu tbe consciousness of liviug when animal life, iu its spoutaneoui over flow, flooded all overcarelut hours with itt own peculiar pleasure. The light was pleW ent to our eyes, rigorous appetite aud di gestion made ambrosia of tbe humblest fare, the simplest play brought delight, aud life all uutired lay spread out before as in on long, golden dream, Wa watch pur children at tbeir sports, and tea but little differences between their sources of bappi ness and those which supply the kittens in their plsy. 'Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw,' thiy skip f.ora pleasure to pleasure, and find delight in the impulsive exercise of their little power. We were once like tbem. Life was onr-e as fresh and flowing, and impulsive and objcctlcs. as it is with them ; and when we are weary and oppressod with labor and loaded down with responsibility and died with thotights or the great destiny before us, we turn our eyes bark ward with a sigh for days once ours, but lost forever. Lost forever I This is tho romantic pain that fills us iu all our contemplations of simplo animal content. It is lost to u, because we are lost to it. Like a passenger, Tar out opon the scu, adventuring upon a long voyage, we look dock upon ine fading lulls of our native ana, ana sign to think that the breeze wmcu ueurs us away can never bring us buck. The question comes to us : "what is there in our present life to repay us for this loss T" There are multitudes who can ask this ques tion, and answer honestly, "nothing." It is sad, but true, that countless men and women have uevor found anything iu life which compensates then for t ho loss of the simple, animal enpymeut and content of childhood. Sickness, perhaps, has im posed upon them years of pain. Poverty lias condemned ilium to labor through every waking hour to win sustenunco Tor them selves uud their dependents. The heart has been cheated or its idol. Friends have proved Tulse, fortune fickle. Life hits gone wrong through all the avenues or their be ing. Yet there ure others who, while look ing with pleasure upon the sports of animal life, and recalling ihe simple joys of child hood with delight, are coutent with the lot of manhood and womanhood, and would look upon a return to their simpler age as the greatest calamity tliut could be inflict ed upon them. With brows wrinkled by care and toil, nnd heads silvered by prema ture nge, aud great burdens upon heart and bruin, they glory in a life within and before them, by the side of which the life of child hood is m flavorless and frivolous as that ot a fly. a I have been much impressed by a pass age in the "Recreations of a Country Par son" rbich, by the way, is one of tbe best and cleverest books or its kind in English language in which this question is incid entally touched upon, and so happily touch ed upon, that I cannot refrain from trans cribing ths whole passage. The writer rep resents n i in sett to oe seated upon a manger, writing upon the fiat place betweeu his horse's eyes, while the decile auimal's nose is between his knees ; and it is the horse that be addresses : "For you, ray poor fellow-creature, I thiuk with sorrow as I write here upon your bead, there remains uosuch immortali ty as remains for me. What a diU'orance betweeu us 1 You to your sixteen or eighteen years here, aud then oblivion I I to my three score and ten, and then eterni ty 1 Yes, tho difference is immense ; and it touches roe to think of your life aud mine, of your doom and mine. I know a bouse where at morning and evening prayer, when tbe household assembles, among the served ts there always walks in a shaggy little dog, who listeus with the deepest attention and the most solemn gravity to all that is said, and then wheu prayers are over, goes out with bis friends. 1 cannot witness that silent procedure without being much moved by tbe sight. Ah I my fellow-creature, this is something iu which you have no part I Made by tho same hand, breathing tbe same air, sustunied like us by food and drink you are witnessing un act of ours which re lates to iaterusts that do not concern you, aud of which you have not idea. And so here we are, you standing at tho manger, old boy, and I sitting upon it ; the mortal aud the immortal; close together; your uose on my knee, my paper on your head ; yet with something betweeu us broader than tbe broad Atlantic. Ilere we find ouo man pitying bis poor, dumb, unconscious companion, and the lit tle dog that trots in to attend the morning prayers, because.their life is 60 brief, and, more particularly, because it Is so insignifi cant. He recognizes the feeble likeness be tween himself and tbem, aud appreciates also the tremendous difference, lie docs uot thiuk that he would be glad to exchange his lot of labor and care for their carelessuess and content, but, reaching for ward to grasp the hand of an immortal des tiny, be sorrows that ho must leave his dumb servants and companions behind him. And, this is the normal view of the question. We rise out of semi-consciousness infancy iuto a life of the senses, which goes on to perfection iu our childhood. We come in to a state in which the mechanism of the body enjoys its freest play, in which tho senses imbibe tbeir sweetest satisfactions, and iu which life either swells into irrcpresi ble overflowings, or subsides into careless content. Looking at her children at this period of their life, many a mother has suid: li;t them play while they can ; lot them bo merry while ihey may ; for they are seeing ibeir bappiesi days." But this animal lite is uot all. Iu it perfection it is very beau tiful, and it it good because God made it ; but it is only the coarse basis upon which rises a shaft whiter than marble wrought with divine devices orowued with tbe light of Heaveo. It is only those who bava fail ed to secure a distinct perception of the highest at-pecl of human life, who can sty to a child that be is seeing his happiest days. I remember with entire distinctness tho moment wbeu the consolousiiesg possessed me thai my childhood wat transsended by iuitial manhood, aud I can never forget the paug that momeut brought me. It was on a bright, mooulight night, in mid-winter, wheu mr malef. boisterous wun ine, were enrraired in their usual garnet iu tbe snow, and I had iroue out expecting to share iu their eujoymeut. I had uot played, or ra ther tried to play , five minutes.before I found that there was uotbiug iu tbe play for me that I bad absolutely exhausted play at the grand pursuit of my life. Never since bag the wild laugh of boyhood sounded to vacaut aud hollow, at it did to ma that night. In an instant, tbe Invisible liue wai crossed which separated a life of purely animal eniovmeut from a Ufa of moral no lira and responsibility, and intellectual ae Hon and enterprise. Tbe eld had patted ". . . . . away, and I had entered that which was new ; and I turned my steps homeward, leaving behind mo all my companions, to pend a quiet evening in the chimney corner, and dream of tbd realm that was opening ucloro mo. Such a moment as tbit comet really, though not always consciously, to every man aud woman. To day, we are children ; tc-morrow, we are not. To-day, we stand in life's vestibule ; to-morrow we are in the temple, awed by the sweep of the arches over us, humbled by the crost mat fronts os( and smitten with mystenei that breathe upon ns from the choir, or gaze at us from the flauilnir windows. Manhood a womanhood have their infancy pniireiy distinct from the inrancyor childhood The child is born into tho world a simple, animal life less helpful than a lamb, or a can, or a Kitten. There is no power in it, anu uui nine ot instinct. There is no form of life, bursting cnul or shell, that awakes in vital air to such stupid, vacant helpless ness at a Daby. It is out of this lump of clay, with its bones half hardened, ami its muscles little more than pulp, and its bruin no more intelligent than an uncooked dump ling, that childhood is to be mude. And this childhood consists of little more than a well developed animal organism. Nature keeps the child playing makes it p ay in the cpeu air impels it to bring into free nnd joyous nse all the powers of its little frame and when that is done, and the pro creative faculty Iihs crowned all, the child i.i born ngain, and comes into a new infan- i. r i t . i-j me iniuiicjr oi w ti ma nn out. Here a new life opens. Thnt which gave satisfac tion before, gives satisfaction no longer. Love takes new and deeper channels. Am bition fixes its eye upon oilier and higher objects. Fresh motives address the seal, and urge it iuto new enterprises Orrut cares and responsibilities settle slowly down npon its shoulders, and it brnces itelr up to endure tl.era It apprehends God nnd its ri-la ious to Him, and to its fellows ; it confronts destiny ; it arms itself for the conflicts of life : it prepares for the striis gle which it knows will issue in a grateful success or a sad disappointment ; in short, it grows from man's infancy iuto man's full estate. Now the rcaon why a mother looks with a sigh upon her children, nnd says that they are seeing tho happiest days of their life is that she has never become a true wo man. She bas never grown ont of tie in fancy of her womanhood. She has never comprenended what a glorious thing it is to be a woman she has not comprehended what it is to be woman at all. What can be that woman's ideas of life w ho thinks and declares that tbe happiest moments of hr experience were those which were those which were filled with tho frolic of animal life 7 If I felt like this, I should wish that my children bad been bora rabbits, or squir rels, or I iimbs, or kittens, because they, having enjoyed tbe pleasure! of the animal, will never awake to the woet of another type of life. The real reason why aoy man sings from tbe heart, "0 would I were a boy again." is, that be is 'stuck' to nse a homely bat expressive word between boyhood and manhood, and, not feeling np to bis posi tion, bas a very strong disposition to back out of it. The man who really wishes he were a boy, is either painfully conscious of tbe loss of the purity of his boyhood, or he bas tbe cowardly disposition to shirk the rcsponsibilties of bis life. The romantic regard which we all entertain for the sim ple animal coDtent and joy of childhood, is a very different thing to this. It was Mr. eors loafer that really wished be were a pig ; and it is a loafer always who would retire from man's duties and estate, into the content either of childhood or kittenhood. It is very natural that a man should be blinded and pained by passiug from a shad ed room into dazzling sunlight. It is a serious thing to leap from a luxurious, enervating warm baih into cold water. All suddeu transitions are sbockiug; and God lias contrived the transitions of our lives so that they shall be mainly gardual. It is not to be wandered at that many men and women, by having the responsibilities of men aud women thrust upon them too early, are shocked, and look back npon the shady places they have left, and long to rest their eyes there. It is not strange that men recoil from a plunge iuto the world s cold waters, and long to creep back iuto the bulb from which they have suddenly risen. Rut that man or woman, having fully passed into the estate of man and woman, should desire to become children again is impossi ble. It is only tho half doveloped, tbe badly- developed, tbe imperfectly nurtured, the meun-epinted, aud tbe demoralized, wbo look back to the inuocense, tho helplessness and tho simple animal joy and couteut of childhood with genuine regret for the loss. I want no better evidence ttiat a person s life is regarded by himself as a failure, than that furui.hcJ by his honest willing ness to be restored to his childhood. When a man is ready to relinquish the power of Irs mature reuson, his strength and skill for self-support, the independence of bis will and life, his bosom compamou and children, bis interest in luu stirnug affairs of bis lime, his part in decidiug the great quesuous which agitato his age aud natiou, tus intel ligent approheusiou of ihe relations which exist between himself and his maker, and rational bone of immortality if he have one for the negative auimal couteut aud friv olous enjoyments of a child, he does not de serve tbe uame of a ruau. lie it a weak, uuuealiy, brokeu-down creature, or a base paltrooti. Yet I know there are those who will read this sentence with tears, aud witb comp laint. 1 know there are those whoso exist euce has been a loug struggle with sickness and trial wboro lives have been crowded wiih great griefs and disappoiutmeuts who sit Iu darkueht and impoteuey while tbe world rolls by tbem. ' -Tbey have seen no joy and felt no coooteat siuee childhood. aud many of tbem look, with genuine puy upon children because Iho careless creatures, do not kuow into what a heritage of iju and sorrow they are enuring. J bava only to taj to them that the noblest exbibiliout of maubood aud womanhood I bave ever seen, or tbe world bat evtr een, bare been among; tbeir number. A woman witb the hope of Ileaveu la ber eyes, Incorruptible rirtue iolva beart, and fconoaty In every andearor, bat aiailad aorenely, million times in tbii orld. while ber life and all Ui earthly expectations were in roins. Patient tufrerers upon beds of pain have forgotten childhood year ago, and feeding their touls on prayer, bave looked forward with nnot terable joy to the transition from woman hood to angelhood. Men utterly forsaken by friends contemned, derided r,roerihi persecuted have stood by their covitions with joyful heroism and calm content. ISuy, great multitudes have marched with tongs upon their tongue to tha rack and tbe stake. The noblest spectacle tbe world affords is that of a man or womnn ri.im. superior to sorrow and suffering trans forming Borrow and suffering into nutri ment accepting those conditions of their life which Providense prescribes, and bnild ing themselves up into en estate from w hose summit the step is short to a glori fied humaaity. JJefore me hangs the portrait of an old raau tbe only man I ever loved witb a devotion that has never faded, though long years have passed away siuce tin died. His calm blue eyes look down upon me, nnd look iuto them, and through tliem I look into a golden memory into a life of self deniul inlo a moek, toiling, honest, heroic christian manhood into an uncomplaining spirit into a gratelul heart imo a soul that never sighed over a lost joy, though an ui. earthly eu terprtr.es miscarried.. The tracery of care and of sickness is upon his hugguid features, but 1 see in tlieui, and in the soul which they represent to me, the majesty of inaiiliue'ss While 1 look, the kittens still puy at tbe door, ond the noise of shunting children is in the street ; but ah 1 how shallow is the life tliey repre sent, compared with that of which this dumb canvass tells me 1 It is belter to be a man or a woman, than to be a child. It is better to be au angel than to be either. Let us look forward uever backward. From the N. Y. Independent. The Nation in Arms. BY HORACE GRESENT. li i - avrit. nun a bunion oi our countrymen are now armed or arming for deadly encounter in fierce civil strife. No foreign power threatens, no devastating host invades our extended frontiers. Canada on the one side is stirred by a cenerout sympathy for ihe seeming peril of ournuion, while Mexi co on tbe other pauses in her rarely inter- muteu intestine warfare to observe and marvel at our gigautic imitation of ber bad example. The tones of compas-tionule superiority and self-sufficiency iu which we have for forty years descanted on the chronic incapacity of our Spanish-American contemporaries for sell government are hushed by a sudden access of humility or drowned in the hoarse roar of cannon. Flushing as it leaps from wire to wire, crawl- iug more slowly up tbe secluded valleys and over toe yet uupeopied prairies, tbe tidings nave at lengin settled into all hearts that we are at war, and that the contest involves tbe life of tbe nation. For tbe Union dis comfited is tbe TJuion dissolved it now teems, beyond tbe possibility of reconstruc tion. Had. tbe slave states been permitted and willing to leave os without violence, without resistance, it is not improbable that the two natious might, at some remote era and under a radical change of conditions, have beu once more welded iuto a tolera ble compact whole; bat. if separated by the shock of battle, it is scarcely supposable that they can ever cohere again. "For never can true reconcilement grow, Where wonods oi deadly bate cava pierced ao deep." Switzerland, torn from Austria's side by a popular uprising against tyranny, culmina ting in succcsstul war, remains Switzerland evermore at all events, never Austrian though the deserted and crumbling cradle of the Hapsburgs still testifies that tbey areof Swiss origin; and tbe Spanish-American republics, having once triumphantly expelled their old Castilian master, may pass through a thousand revolutions with out. becoming bpanisb colonies again, "itevo lutions move uot backward ;' and we may rationally bope to experience in the future almost aught beside sooner than that wbicb has been. Aba! vour magnificent experiment of self government has failed !' exultingly shouts the Old-World aristocrat or king- ling ; 'we knew it would be I Republics are very well in ibeory, but tbey don't do iu pructice. Ihey are paper boats that sail bravely in summer breezes oa smooth lakes, but which the urst rougu weather capsizes and wrecks, uiuo i we always tell you that your uonstiiuiion and uumn couldn't stand a strain, but would give way at ihe first serious tiiul ?' Certainly, gentlemen ! yon have told ns this often and often ; we remember it quite well ! Now we are to tee whether yon were true or ialse prophets 1 Please not to assume that tbe Union is destroyed be cause it is assailed that it is condemned because it is on iriul. Eveu you will admit I hut the test is a severe one a government under which to plot nud inaugurate the rebellion partly trail orous and paitly lin becile ; one bundled thousand office-holders in place of whom a large Rrttjoriiy more or less openly, actively y in p At luted wun toe couspiiators ; the governments of twelve or thirteen stales wholly ui their hands un inexperienced Administration installed in tbe midst ot these troubles which receiv ed the voles of but two filths of the peo ple, while niuelv-aiue-bniidredths of the Anuy and Navy luteusely tjeprecotea us triumph ; aud a great pecuniary interest, valued- at Threa Thoasaud Millioot of Dol lars, tlung to extreme .sensitiveness by the moral reprobation of mankind aud regard ing tbe accession to power of our new ru lets as a defiance of itt pretension! and a menace of its overthrow yon torely- will admit that, If telf government was ever placed ou trial uuder circumsttucel emphatii tally favorablo to its adversaries,, it is to bere aud now. . Aud be it ever considered that if onr ... . i i. self tTovernmeut were consistent and perfect. it would trot now be subject to trial at all. It is the dead fly laour oiuiment, tbeskela ton is ur closet, the iagraut coutradictioa presented by one of our institutions to oar faadamentai priuciple, that causes all lbs trouble. ' 11 d ours been a pnra repoblic, though of tbe exlremesl democratic pat tern, we should, bave bad ao great rebellion. Shay's explasioji ia Western Massacbasetu, the Wbihky outbreak in Western Pennsyl vania, th protesting aubmiasioa of iNew England to the Jefftrsooisn Embargo, combine to prove tbtt a genuine democracy scarcely ever resorts to revolutions other than the poaceful and constitutional revolu tions effected through the ballot-box. No where but among those trained to regard the revolver and the bowle knife as tba natural arbiters in disputes and power as the proof of right, could a formidable re bellion against onr nnlon have been brooght to issue in tbe Nineteenth Century. Let os, while awaiting the shock of de cisive battle, consider calmly and thank fully the conservative elements which oar free institutions onder trial bava naturally, almost spontaneously, developed. " Noia how instinctive, bow genera), was the rutd to arms when our President's call for Vol unteers, closely following if not accompany ing the tidings of the Fall of Sumpter, was flushed across the country. Solid men of business put aside their ledgers, farmers left their plows, mechanics discarded tbeir implements, to proffer tbeir energies, and if required their life-blood, to the cause of the nation. Within a month after the t all had been Issued, more than Two Huudred Thousand men had voluuteercd to strika for tbeir country ; One Hundred Tbounaod. have since added themselves to the number; aud tbey woo Id ere this bave been Half a Million had it not been notorious that mora could not be tuken. But women bave vied with men in their practical devotion to tha cause ; end our 'impoverished, bankrupt city bas of herself poured oat millious of money to equip ana sabsist those who were gathering around the Flag of the Free. Ia ao age of Mammon-worship, a people often taunted with their excessive devotion ta lucre bave almost forgotten what tbe lore of money is like : in an ago of luxnry. men of large wealth are standing aeutineis on the outposts of onr armies or takinr their turn at serving the rations of sale beef end bread In tbe camps, while delicate, and tenderly nurtured women gire their dsys to tbe preparation of clothing for onr soldiers, or beg the privilege of sootll g their hours of sickness and suffering in the hospitals. Such is tbe spectacle presented by tbe loyal States of tbe American TJulou at the opening of June, 1861 ; sucb Is tha present attitude of those states with refer ence to the treat Pro-Slaverf Rebellion which hat for its avowed object tbe dis memberment of onr Nation. Doubtless, a similar intensity of pnrpose, is evinced on tbe other side by many within the circuit of tbe rebellion ; yet tbe fact remains that the rebel forces are largely msde op of mi litia drafted and constrained to serve, while thousands of earnest Union men hare en tered those hated ranks only because the choice between, enlistment or death by mob- vtoiance was torced upon tbem. Thai the peaceful States are embarrassed by a prof- ter or many mora volunteers than they au accept, while their martial antagonists ob tain tbeir coveted rcoruits only by Impor tunity, by terrorism and positive constraint. Surely, in this single contrast there Is cheer ing: augury of the Issue of tba stroargl iu tbe triumph of Bight, Law, Libert, and Union. The Regeneration of Virginia. A recent letter from ont of the northern volunteers, in camp in Virginia, describe with enthusiasm the scenery, climate, and agricultural and commercial advantages of the country in Maryland an Virginia arounA Washington, and all along tha Potomac, and expresses regret that this whole region is not occupied and . enjoyed by an. enterprising New England population. This suggests some or the probable results of the present war. It is evident that evert if tha rebellion is subdued within a rew months tbe effect of tbe war will bar been to weaken greatly tbe power of slave ry in Maryland, Virginia, and all the bor der states, while a prolonged war must in evitably destroy slavery in these state. root and branch, whatever may be tbe poli cy of the government towards the system. Slavery cannot exist in a couatry Where war is going on. Tbe readiuess witb whicli some hundreds or slaves on tbe eastern shore of Virginia have already improved tbe opportunity offered tbem for self-eman-, cipation by the presence ot government troops, shows what mast tie tbe inevitable operation of the war. The masters cannot 1 hold their slaves while a hostile force Is on tbe soil, and if the invaders do not shelter and employ the fugitive chattels, they will,' betake themselves to tbe woods and lira by plunder. This iusecurity of slave property will prompt to its rapid removal southward, and that process is going on, and Indeed it was commenced all alog tha border on the first outbreak of the secession madnes, by S'ich of the southern planters as had tha sagacity to Jorsie that disunion It emanol- ' pation, at least in all tbe border states. J Hut Virginia is not to bo deserted . ana left without inhabitant!. Free labor aad . enterprise are to occupy the so!) so lonr impoverished by thrifilois aad onpaid toil! Virginia is to be re-occupied and regf oera- ted by a class of indusrloo, Intelligent1 and self-reliant men and women. Its boan tiful bays and rivers are to be covered with a thriving commerce, audits water onre enriched with busy manufactories. After her rebellious first families bava been hung1 or driven out, ber slaves emancipated Or old into cottondom, and tbe snpremaey of the constitution and laws ra-establiahcd iui all our borders, who more Ukaty to become i the occupants and regenerators of decayed. Virginia then tbe uorthera farmers and. mechanics, who won tba battles of roosti-) tutiooal liberty on her toil, and who have seen for themselves the abundant opportu nities offered there for the establishment of prosperous homes by men who have thj wisdom and vigor to achieve tbeir owr, for . tones t Virginia will suffer greatly, as she . deserves, in the war, bat, the ultimate result will be her regeneration and her future rap id growth in all the indu cries, arts sad re-" nements that dittiguish New' EnglaoiP lire. New Virginia will be New England under a warmer ana. . Aad henceforth tha national capital will not be surrounded and; menaced by a population who social In stitutions nufit tbem to appreciate frea kv'' ernmeot and make them powerleat to defer? is. glavory to cottoudom suay tar ire tb grand enuuaioo. which k) uow cloaa DpoiM it, but Hit evident. that ihe border ettu will ba swept cImd o this poUuUnj ; aud 4 enervating iustitutlon, and that ia tbeuv , in Virginia MpUll will ba paced new: and Inviting fields cf emiifratioa fr taujj. leodi from onr leemiffj 8oth,wn . .