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OLUME I ItlDGWAY, ELK CO. PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 2G, 18G9. NUMBER 19. THE FATIIEHLESS. "Come hither, 'tis thy father, boyl Receive him with a kiss." ''Oh, mother, mother, do not jost On such a themo lis this. Though I was but a little child, How bitterly I cried, And clung to thee in agony, When my poor father died." "Come, child, this is no time to weep, Partalco thy mother's joy ; Tbobuiband of my choice will prove A parent to my boy." 'Uh, mother, mother, say not so, I cast no blame on thee, But you cannot mako a stinnger feel A father's love for me." "Come, boy, 'tis for thy sake I wed" "No, mother, not for mine! I do not ask in all the world One smile of love savo thino, 0 say, why is the widow's veil So early thrown aside T The hateful minor Is not true; Thou wilt uot be a bride? 'Oh, mother, canst thou quite forget How band in hand we crept, To my own honored father's bed, To watch him as bo slept t ( An1 do you not remember still Ilia fond but feeble kiss ? 'Alan! such thoughts but little Fuit A day of joy like this.'' . "Ofjoyl oh.tuothor. wo must part, This is no homo for mo; 1 cannot bear to breathe one word Of bitterness to thee. My father placed my hand in thine, And bade me love thee well; And bow I love, theso tears of mine May eloquently tell. "Thou Eaves yon eUnrgJr loiei thy child- 1 see lie strives to please; But, mother, do uot bo bis bride 1 ask it on my bended knees. I used to lileu to bis voice With pleasure, I coufess; But call Mm husband ! and I shrink, .Ashamed of his caress. "For 1 am of an ago to prize The being in whom blend The love and the soiiciltido Of father and of friend; My father pluimed my boyish sports, And shared each care I fell. And taught iny infant lips to pray, As by his hide I knelt. 'Yet deem not mine an impious glief; No, mother, thou wilt own With cheerfulness I spoke of biin When we have been alone; 3ut bring no other father heie No, niothei, we must part; t'.ie feeling that I'm fatherless Weighs heuvy on uiy heart" Uu forgo I ten Words. "Have you examined that bill, James?" "Yes, mr." "Anything wrong?" "1 hud two errors. "Ah! let me see " Tlie lad handed Ins imployer a long bill hat had been placed upon bis desk for el imination. Here is an error in the calculation often lollurs which they have made against them- elvesj and uuotucr ot ten dollars in the loot- "Alfo against themselves?" 'Yes sir.' ' The merchant smiled iu a way that struck the lad as peculiar. ( 'Twenty dollars against themselves,' lie re marked iu a kind of pleasant surprise. 'Trus ty clerks they must have. ' 'Shall 1 correct the figures?' asked the lad. 'No! let them cerrect their own mistake?; we dou't examine bills for other people's benefit,' replied the merchant. 'It will be time enough to recti I'y those errors when they find it out. All so much gain, as it tiow stuuds. ' The boy's delicate moral souse was shock ed ut so unexpected a remark, lie was the ion of a poor widow, who bud given him to understand that to be just wus the duty of men. Mr. Carman, ths merchant, iu whse i in payment he had been for only a few months was uu old friend of bis father's, iu whom he reposed the highest confidence. In fact, James had always looked upon him as a kind of a model man, nud when Mr. Carmau agreed to take biin iuto his store, Le felt that a good fortune was iu his way. 'Let them correct their own mistakes.' These words made a strong impression on the miud of James Lewis. When first spoken by Mr. Curinan, and with the meaning then involved, lie felt, as he bad said, shocked; but as he turned tbem over again in bis thoughts, and connected their utterances with a person who stood so high in bis moth- r g estimation, ne oegan to tninu that per- pg the thing was lair enough in business, r. Carman was hardly the man to do wrong. few days after James bad examined the 1, a clerk from the house by which it had rendered called for settlement, me lad nfeseuii, wuueu witu mioirai iw occ . : . . 1 ... : . 1. : .. - L..L..4i.. Kf.Jartnaa wouia spaas: or me ev T,,t KormuTSk.D0 remark. A check for the amount of the blTfreqderecl, wus nueu up and receipt taken. - i. tmt. ritrht?' .Times asked himself the Question. His moral sense said do; but the fact Jhat Mr. Carman bad so acted bewildered nit mind. It may be the way in business' so he thought to himself 'but it don't look honest. I wouldn't have believed it of him.' Mr. Carman bad a kind of way with him t won the boy s heart, and naturally tend- o fnaKO Dim juugo nuoimcr ue nilgai uo most luvoraoie manner.' wish be bad corrected that error,' he (id to himself a great many times when thinking in a pleased way of Mr. Carman, and bis owu good fortune in having been re ceived into bit employment 'It don't look right, but it nay be it'sthe wsYofbuiiueis. One day he went to the bauk and drew the money on a check. In counting it over he found that the teller had paid himifty dol lars too much, so he went back to the counter and told him of bis mistake. The teller thanked him, and he returned to the store with the consciousness in his mind of haviuir done right. 'The teller overpaid mo fifty dollars, ho said to Mr. Carman, as he bauded him the money. 'Indeed! replied the latter, a light break ing over bis countenance; and he hastily counted the bank bills. The light faded as the lust bill loft his fidgets. Tli3re's no mistnke, James.' A tone of disappointment was in his voice. 'Oh, I gave him back the fifty dollars. Wasu't that right?' 'You Biiupletonl' exclaimed Mr. Carman, don't you know that bank r.iistakes aro never corrected? If the teller had paid you fifty dollars short bo would uot have made it right.' The warm blood mantled the cheek of James under this reproof. It is often the case that more shame is felt for a bluuder than a crime. In this instance the lad felt a sort of mod ificntion ut having done what Mr. Carman was pleased to call a silly thing, and ha made up his mind that if they should ever overpay bim a thousand dollars at the bauk he should bring the amount back to his employer, und let him do as he pleased with the money. 'Let people look after their owu mistakes,' said Mr. Carmau. James Lewis pondered these things in his heart. The impression tln-y made was too strong ever to be forgottou, "It may be right,' he said, but he did not feci altogether satisfied. A mouth or two after the occurrance of that bank mistake, as James counted over his weekly wages, just received from Mr. Cur man, he discovered that he Was paid half a dollar too much. The first impulse of liia mind was to return the half dollar to his employer, and it was on hi lips to say, 'You have given me half a dollar too much, sir,' when the uu forgot ten words, 'Let people look ufter own mistakes,' flashing upou his thoughts, made him hesi tate. To hold u parly with an evil is to be overcome. 'I must think about tliis, said James, ns he put the money into his pocket. 'If it is true iu one case it is true in another. Mr. Curuwu dou't correct mistakes that people make in his favor, und be can't complaiu when the rule works against himself.' Hut the boy was fiir from being iu a com fort'uble state.- He felt that to keep half a dollar would be a dishonest act. Still Le could not make up his miud to return it, ut least not then. James did uot return the half dollar, but spent it for his owu gratification. After he had done this it came suddenly into his bead that Mr. Carman had only beeu trying him, and he was filled with" nuxiety und alarm. Not long ufter Mr. Caimau repeated the same mistake- James kept t'-ie half dollar with less hesitation. 'Let him correct his own mistakes,' said he resolutely; 'that's the doctriuo ho ncfs on with other people, nud be can't complaiu if he gets paid back iu tue same coin he puts in circulation. I just wauled half a dollar.' from this time the fine moral bense of James Lewis was blunted He had taken an evil counselor iuto his heart, stimulated u spirit of covetousness latent iu most every mind which caused him to desire the possession of things bcyoud his ability to obtain. James hud good busiuess qualifications, and so pleased Mr. Carman by bis intelli gence, indnstiy and tact with customers, that he advaiiod him rapidly, and gave bim, be fore hrt was eighteen veurs old, the most re liable position iu in the tore. Hut James bud Icarued something more from his em ployer than how to do busiuess well. He had learned to be dishonest. Ho haj uevei forgotten the first lesson be bad received in this bad science; he hud acted uot only iu two iustances, but iu a hundred, nud always to the injury of Mr. Carman. He had long since given up waiting for mistakes to be made in his fuvor, but originated them in the varied and complicated transactions of a large business iu which he was trusted im plicitly; for it hud never occurred toMr. Car mau that his failure to be just to the letter might prove a snare to fliis youug man. James grew sharp, cunning and skillful; always on the alert, always bright and reudy to meet auy approaches towards a discovery of his wrong doing by bis employer, who held him in the highest regard. Thus it went on until James was in his twentieth year, when the merchant bad his suspicion aroused by a letter which spoke of the young man as not Keeping me niosi re spectable company, and as spending money too freely for a clerk on a moderate saler7. Before this time James hud removed his mother into a pleasant bouse, for which he paid a rent of four hundred dollars; his sal ary was eight hundred, but he deceived his mother by telling her it was niteen nunurea. Every comfort that she ueeded was fully sup plied, and she wus beginning to think that after a long and painful struggle with the world, her happier days had come. James wus at his desk when the letter was received by Mr. Carman. He looked at bis employer uud saw bim change "countenance suddeuly. He read it over twice, and James saw that the coutents produced disturbance. Mr. Carman glanced toward the desk, and and theireves met: it was ouly for a moment, but the look that James received made his heart stop beatiug. There was something about the movements of Mr. Carman for the rest or the day that troubled the young man. It was plain to him that suspicion had beeu aroused by that letter. 0, bow bitterly now did he repent, in dread of discovery and punishment, the evil of which he Lad been guilty! Expouro would disgrace end ruin bim, aud bow the bead of his widowed mother even to the grave. 'You are not well this evening,' said Mrs. Lewis, as she looked at her son's changed face acrost the table, end noticed that be did not eat. 'My bead aches.' 'Perhaps the tea will make you feel bet ten 'I'll lie down on the tofa in the parlor for a short time,' Mrs. Lewis followed him into the parlor in a little while, and, sitting down on the tofa orTwhich ha was Ivinir. placed her band noon hit head. Ab, it would take more than the lofing preaeure of a mother' band to ease the pain from which be was suffering. The touch of that pure band increased the pain to ngony. 'Do you leel better; asked Mrs. Lewis. She hod-remained some time with her hand on his forehead. 'Not much,' he replied, and rising as he spoke, be added, 'I thiuk a walk in the open air will do me good.' 'Don t go out, James, said Mrs. Lewis, a troubled feeling coming into her heart. '1 II only walk a few squares.' And James went from the parlor and paseed iuto the street. 'There is something more than headache the matter with him, thought Mrs. Lewis. For half an hour James walked without any purpose in his mind beyond the escape from the presence ot bis mother. At last bis walk brought him noar Mr. Carman's store, aud at passing ho was surprised at Boeing a light within. 'What can this mennr he asked himself, a new fenr creeping, with its shuddering im pulse, into his heart. lie listened oy the door and windows, but he could bear i.o sound within, 'There s something wrong, he said; 'what can it be? If this is discovered, what will be the eud of it? Ruin! ruin! My poor mother!' The wretched young man hastened on, walked the street for tw hours, when he re- urned home. His mother met him wlieu he entered, and, with unconcealed anxiety, asked bim if ho were better. He said yes, but in a manner that only increased the trouble she felt, and passed up hastily to his own room. In the morning the strangely nlfprcd face of James, as he met bis mother at the break fast table, struck alarm into her heart, lie was silent, and evaded all her questions. While they sat at the table the door bell rung loudly The sound startled James, and he turned his head to listen in a nervous wuy. ' ho is iti iisked Mrs. .Lewis. 'A gentleman who wishes to see Mr. James,' replied the'girl. James rose instantly, and went out into tue hall, shutting the diuing-room door ns he did so'. Mrs. Lewis sat waiting her sou's returu. She heard him coining buck in a few moments; but he did not enter the din ing room, then ho returned ulonjPtlie hall to the street door, Hiid she heard it shut. All was silent. Startiug up she run into the p-issage, but Jnmes was uot there. He had gone uwuy with the person who had called. Ah, that was a sad going away ilr. Uar muu had spent half the night iu axnmiuiug tho accouuts of James, and discovered frauds of over six thousand dollars. Blindly indig nant, he sent uu oflicer to arrest hnn early in the morning; and it was with this oflicer that he weut uway from his mother nkvkb to R KIT UN. 'The young villain shall lie in the bed he has made for himself!' exclaimed Mr. Carmau iu his bitter indignation. Aud he made the exposure completely. On the trial he show ed au eager desire to have hi in couvicted, and presented su.h an array of evidence that the jury could uot give any other verdict than guilty. The poor mother was in court.and audible in the silence that followed came bercouvul- Bive sobs upou tho air. Tho presiding judge addressed the culprit, uud asked it be had anything to suy why the sentence of luw should nut be pronounced against him. All eyes were turned upon tho pale, agitated youug man, who rose Willi un ellort, uud leaned ugaiust the railing by which he stood, us if needing the support. 'Will it please the court,' he said, 'to di rect my prosecutor to como a little nearer, so that 1 can look ut hiiu uud your honors at the same time?' Mr Carmau was directed to coino forward to where the hoy stood. James looked ut him steadily for a few moments, uud theu turned to the judges. hat 1 have to say to vour honors is this,' (he spoke calmly uud distinctly), 'aud it may iu a degree exteuuate, though I can not excuse' my crime. 1 weut iuto thut muu'i store uu inuocent boy, and if be had beeu au honest muu 1 would not Lave stood before you to day as u criunual. ' Mr Curiiiuu appealed to the court for pro tectiou agaiust au allegation of such un out rageous character; hut he wus peremtorily ordered to bo silent. James weut on iu a firm voice. 'Only u few weeks after I went iuto his employment I exam i uud a bill by bis direc tion uu discovered au error of twenty dol lars. ' The face of Mr. Carman crimsoned. 'You remember it, I see,' said James, 'aud I shall have cause to remember it while I live. The error was iu lavor of Mr. Car man. I asked if I should correct the figures and he uuswered, 'Xo, let them correct their owu mistakes; wedou't examine bills for other people s beuebt. It was my first lesson in dishonesty. 1 saw the bill settled, aud Mr. Carmau take twenty dollars thut was uot bis owu. 1 felt shocked at nrs'.; it seemed such a wronn thiug. Hut soon after he culled mo a simpleton lot huudiug buck a fifty dollar bill to the teller of. a bauk, which he hud overpaid me on a check, aud then 'May I ask the protection of the court?' said Mr! Carmau. 'Is it true whut.the lad Eays?' asked the iudsre. Mr. Carman hesitated aud looked confused; all eves were ou his face; aud judges aud jury, lawyers and spectators, felt certain that be was guilty ot leading tuo uuuappy young muu astray. 'Not loug afterward,' resumed Lewis, ' 'in receiviug my wuges 1 fouud thut Mr. Carmau hud paid me filtv centB too much. 1 wus about to give it back to him, when I re mem bered his remark about letting people corect their owu mistukes, aud suid to myself 'let him correct his own errors,' aud disliouestly kept the money. Aguin the thiug happened and uguin I kept the mouey that did not of right beloug to me. 'ibis was me oegiuing ot evil, aud bere I am. If he bad shown any mercy I might bave kept silent aud made no defence.' The young man covered hit face with his handa and sat down overpowered with his feelines. His mother, who was near bim, sobbed uloud, aud bending over, laid her band on his head, saying; 'My poor boyl my poor boyl' There were few eyes in the court room un dimmed. In the sileuce that followed, Mr. Carman spoke out) 'Is rov character to be thut blasted en the words of of a criminal, your boners? It thit right?' 'Your solemn oath that this charee is un true,' said the judge, 'will set you in the right' It was the unhappy boys only op portunity, and the court felt bound in hu manity to hear him. James Lewis stood 'up ajrain instantly. and turued his white face and lauk, piercing eyes npon Mr. Carman. Let him take his oath if he dure!' he ex claimed. Mr. Carman consulted with bis counsel and withdrew. After a brief conference with his associ ates, the presiding judgo said, addressing the criminal: 'In consideration of yonr youth, and the temptation to which, in tender years, you were uuhapily subject, the court eives you the slightest sentence, one year's imprison ment.. JLut let me warn you against any lur ther step9 in the way you have taken. Crime can have no valid excuse. It is evil in the sight of Ood and man, and leads only to suf fering, w hen you come tortn again alter your brief incarceration, may it be with the resolution to dierather than commitacnme. And the curtaiu fell ou the snd scone in the boy's life. When it was lifted again, aud be came forth from prison a year afterward, bis mother was dead. From the day her pale face faded from his vision ns he passed from the court room he never looked upon her again. Ten years afterward a man was reading a newspaper iu a far western town. He had a calm, serious face, and looked like oue who hud known suffering mid trial. 'Brought to justice at last! he said to him self, as the blood came to his face; 'convicted on the charge of open iusolveney, and sent state prison. So much far the man who gave me, in tender years, the first lesson in ill-doing. Hut, thank God, the other lessons have been remembered. 'When you como forth again,' said the judge, 'may it be with the resolution to die rather than commit a crime' aud I have kept this iujuuetion in my heart when then seemed uo way of escapiug ex cept, through crime; aud (Jod helping mo, 1 wul keep it to the end. A DisurftTKD Darkey". An industrious darkey living iu Western Pennsylvania, af ter accumulating a house aud lot, thought, his next purchase should be iu tho way of live stock ami so be bought a sheep of the male persuasion. His favorite amusement during leisure hours wus to get down on the grass and noil dehuueo to the aunnul, which would inuke savage plunges at the apparent enemy, out us the savage en ature approach ed, the darkev would droo his face to the ground so thut the sheep, missing his mark would tumblo over and over. Oue duv the durkey called a couple of passing neighbors to see the fun, and he begau a part of tbo little farce, as usual. The sheep did not seem to see him ut first, but presently raised his head from the grass on which it was graz ing and trowned upon hnn. "Oh, jis wutch him now! said Sambo, in great glee. Old bucky made a rush as was his wont, and Sambo suddeuly dropped his face to the grouti.l. Hut us tho fiends would have it his flat uoo came in contact with a sharp snag he diudn t observe belore, and he jerked back his head iu time to receive the full shock of the sheep's hard head between his owu nose und wool. There was such a rolling and tumbling over and over tor the next quarter ot u minute, thut tho neighbors could uot tell wlucli was the sheep or which was tho darkey. They soon got separated, and Mr. Darkey got owly up, grinned foolishly, and said: Pon my word he uebber dun dut afore! Gittin too smart for dis uigguh. I'se gwiue toslopfooliu with such a lellah as dat. There was plenty of mutton in the neighbor hood next day, but the sheep was never sceu agaiu. The Xew York Herald says Parsou Browulow presents the most extraordinary picture of physical debility that was ever heloro witnessed in any legislature assembly. Thud. Stevens might have beeu cousidered, when brought iuto tho Senuto Chamber ou meu's shoulders to tuke his place among the managers in the memorable days of the im- peaebmeut trial, the best illustration up to that time presented of the triumph of intel lectual will over a shuttered and prostruted bodily oigauist, but Hrowulow's appearence shows even greater ludiculious of physical wreck and ruiu, aud yet tht'latter lacks uoth- lug of the same unconquerable mental hie aud energy that marked to his latest moments the character of the Great Commoner. When taking the oath Browulow lay back in his chair, bis head bent down, his fuce shrivelled ghastly, and of unearthy hue, his hands clasped iu bony, vice-like grasp, and bis whole uppeuruuee indicative of great physical depression. As Mr. Colfax read the oath ie poor old Parson raised his feeble arm, which shook with palsy and dropped every moment at bis side. Assistant ber geunt-at-urms Bassett went over aud sustain ed bis arm through the remainder of the ceremouy, though tho old man made two or three desperate efforts by himself to sustain the right arm propping it with bis left baud. After he had taken the oath the Parson stretched forth his band for a glass of water, which shook wluly before it reached his lips I he orueai, sigut as it seemed, had com pletely exhausted him. Ct iiEFOR Drunkenness. Recipes to cure oue of au appetite for liquor are constantly going the rounds of the papers. A friend who has tried it gives the following receipt Have steady employmeut, aud give it atteu tion teu hours each day, except Sunduy, aud theu attend church service regularly, go home to speud your leisure hours. If your home is uot pleusunt, set yourself about the agree able task ot making it so. beu you go out to publio amusements take some person of pure unua aud steady babits with you. The above recipe is more effectual thun a dozen temperance pledges. Somb Scare." Little Minnie found out an ingenious way of getting into bed in a hurry, which she thus explained to ber mother t ' Mamma, do you know how I get to bed quick r ' "No," was the reply. " Well," said she id great glee, I step one foot over the crib, and then I Bay " rats' ana scare myself right in." AGRICULTUICAIi ITEMS. Of the 36,000,000 acres of land in Illinc-la, 21,000,000 are improved, aud 10,000,000 nder actual cultivation. Solon Robinson asserts that the apple trees in this couutry are slowly dying out, aud that nothing can save them. Before the Bpring work multiplies, farm ers should have gates and fences iu order, and put all the implements of the farm in perfect order. By putting a little borax into cold water, t will be found that flannels will not only come out better cleansed, but there will be absolutely no shrinkage. Tho earliest society for the promotion of f agriculture in the United States was es tablished iu Philadelphia in 1785. The Massachusetts society wus the second iustitn- ioii of the kind, aud was incorporated in 792. . . The Ohio Farmer, of February 20, says that the sheep panic in that State is subsid- ng, and that sheep whicu could not nave been sol J three mouths ago for 7" cents euch, are now in demand at $1.50 to $3.00. A correspondent of the Countrt Gentle man says he killed briars by single cuaing with a grubbing hoe, done alter tue snow was off in the spriug, and before the ground thawed. Mowing in spring or summer in creases them. Mr. Trabiio, a wealty farmer residing near Iluuuibal, lately received a stallion direct from France. He is a cross between the: Arabian and Normou, and one of the fiuest specimens of horse flesh ever brought to America. The Gardener's Monthly says that if the people of the Uuited States care to become successful grape-growers they must recog nize the fact thut tho root? of the grape vine can scarcely be kept too dry und that the vory best way to accomplish this on flat land is to raiso the soil above the natural level. A short time belore his death. Gen. Wash- ugtou-wrole a letter coutuinig the following passage, "It is nopeu, und win oe expected, thut more effectual meuus will be pursued to muke butter unother year, for it is ulmost beyond beiief, that with 101 cows reported ou u late enumeration of the cattle, that I u obliged to buy butter for the use of my owu nuly. . The California Farmer, of January 21, speaks quite enthusiastically of the great activity of furmers in that Slute. Hill sides uud hill tops to the very summit fl-e. being ouirht under the dominion of that sword of the Earth, that divides limb from limb, and particle from panicle, and prepures it for that "Uaptisinml J? out which shall lul- nll its destiny. What would the larmers ot the East say to seo tho furrows ot our grain planters? The Ogdensburgh Journal pays: W. II. II. Jones, of Massenu, St. Lawrence county, has a pair of calves, eight mouths old, which weigh 9C0 pounds, stand four feet high, uud girt five feet three inches. They are a cross between Devon uud Durham, of dark cherry color, and are twins from four years old cow. Mr. J. challenges-the county and State to produce a better puir of steers ot their age. Stock of every description need especial care during the period ot chauga lroni win ter to spriug. Laboring animals should not be put too suddenly to hard work, but in ured to it by degrees. Cows, ewes nud sows should be sufficiently, but judiciously fed as the time ot having their youug approaches. Uuurd them strictly uguinst aecideuts, and huve them constantly looked after. A Maine man gives his method of treating balkv horses as follows: "Let, me lulorm humane ineu aud hostlers, aud all who hold the rein, that the way to cure bulky horses is to tuke them Irom the carriage and whirl them rapidly round ti-ll they are giddy. It requires two men to accomplish this, oue ut the horse's tail. Dou't let him step out Hold hnn to tho smallest possible cirolo. Oue dose will often cure him: fwo doses are final with the worst horse thut ever refused to stir." It is said that many farmers, in different sections of the country, avoid planting or- chard because they fear there will eventually be more fruit ruiscd thun a murket can, un der the most favorable circumstances, be found for. Theso farmers should tuke view of the dried fruit trade, or of the caun ed fruit truffle, aud also make themselves ac quainted with the wonderful consumption of fresh lruit which prevails in all directions. Thousands ot dollurs worth ot trnit is now annually sent afar off, iu good condition, to places which not long ago never received any, ull owing to the improved methods o packing, preserving, nud transportation. 'I tiii i-v rtfi ti naimn lid iaa m iwih lenit ii i I .Graut and Wasltburue. Captain (now President) Grant had re sided at Galena several years before Mr Washburne knew him. Washburne then the leading man of his Congress ional District, carrying it, as the phrase goes, " in his breeches pocket,', owned and resided iu one ot the most elegant residences in the city, while Graut was clerk in ins lather s leather store, and oc c u pied a little two story cottage on tho top of a bluff, requiring him to climb a stairs some 200 feet every time he went home. At the first war meeting held at Galena, to muster volunteers, Washburne offered resolutions and engineered the meeting, and Iiawlins made a speech. Capt. Grant was present, but seems to have been to inconspicuous to be culled on to take part- At the second meeting however, Capt. Grant was nominated Chairman. The first company raised, however, elected one Chetlain Captain and Jessie Grants partuer, Collins peace . Democrat, said to Washburne " A pretty set of fellows you soldiers are to elect Chetlain for Captain ! " Why not ! " "They were foolish to take him when they could get such a man as Grant X " What' Grant's history t " " Why he is old man Grant's son, was educated at West Point, served in the army eleven years, aud came out with the very best reputation." Washbnrne immediately called on ' Grant, and invited him to go to Spring field. There Pope was the hero of the hour, and all was confusion. Washbnrne urged Giant a claims, and the latter had already applied to tho Governor of Ohio, his native State, and t the Adju tant General of the army at Washington, who had not even the grace to answer his letter. Washburne with difficulty restrained im from returning in disgrace to Galena. At length Grant was employed lo assist in Governor Yate's office, aud in musler- ug out regiments. It is most improbable tliat either Washburne or Grant had any prescience of Grant s future success, as Grant him self is reported to have answered a friend who asked him why lie ant not apply tor Colonelcy: 'To tell you the truth, I would rather like a regiment, yet there are few men really competent to com mand a thousand soldiers, and I doubt whether I am one of thenr Yates having appointed Grant Colonel of a regiment, he was indebted for his promotion to Washburne. President jincoln sent a printed notice to each of the Illinois euatorsand Representatives, asking them to nominate four Brigadiers. Washburne pie-sed the claims ot Grant on the ground that his section of tho State had raised a good many men, and were entitled to a lirigadier. Grant, Hulbuit. Prentiss and McClelland were appointed. When Grant heard of his promotion ho said: "It never came from any request of mine. It must bo some of Washburne's work." In October, 18G1, while Giant was in command at Cairo, Washburne paid him a visit, and then tor the hrst time became inpressod with the conviction that Grant was to be " tue coming man ' ot the war. In the language of his friends from that time he had "Graut on tho brain." When Pope's friends urged him for a Major Generalship, Washburne se cured a promise from Lincoln that none of tho Brigadiers should be further pro moted till they iiad distinguished them selves in the field. A ring of con tractors whom Grant had offended circu lated iu the newspapers a report of his intemperance. Washbiirue wrote to Iiawlins lo know if it had any grain of truth. Rawlins repliwd that much as he loved his chief, he loved his country more; and if from any cause he should see him unfit fur his position, he would inform Washburne. Having written the letter, he showed it to Grant, who replied : Right, exactly right j send it by all means." It was not until tho battlo of Fort Don- elson that Grant entirely achieved a posi tion which rendered the kind offices oj washburne no longer absolutely necess ary to his promotion, i'our days alter that victory he was appointed and con firmed Major General of Volunteers. Woman's Work and Wages. The proposition of Hon. G. W. Sco-. field to give the clerkship in Washington to women, met wun sneers irom a pseuao Republican journal, but we thing all ac quainted with the kind and quality of work demanded irom clerks in the van- . ous departments at tho Capital will agree with our county representative. ' The reason," ho says, " why women did not command the same salaries as men was that nearly all tho departments of labor were closed to them, and they were compelled to take smaller salaries than men such salaries aa they could get" ft This is emphatically the caso in loca tions, where tho surplus population is mostly female, and the cruel wrong done to the sex and society calls for speedy redress. In no placo can the good work com mence with inore . propriety than at Washington. There we will hud thous ands of young meu wasting their lives in purely sedentary employments fitted for females by tho very character aud 'mode ot conducting the same. At no place cau the great reform be started in widening the channels of labor better' than at the Capitol, and we thank Mr. Scotield for leading off iu the good work. Social science conventions may meet and resolve reforms iu all affairs relating to the welfare of woman, but a practical effort like that we name does more real benefit than wordy conventions, and much talking by rival orators in rival Sorosian societies. The same objections to action on the part of the government in the above named reform were offered by tho same class when Congress was requested by another Pennsylvanian Thaddous Ste vens to take the initiative in proclaim ing equality in the District of Columbia. We trust Mr. Scotield will press his motion, and keep pressing upou the House until be succeeds in carrying ' through successfully the entering wedge for the improvement of woman's work aud wages. The New York Times may declare "the Government is not benevolent society or a woman's right association," but we declare and know that all the great reforms in our social life of the pres ent century come from the very body of representative man addi eased by our Con gressmen on behalf ot women's right to be lurnished employment at remunerative wages, and that she should have the pre ference Erie DispntcK. o Ha that by his plougu would thrive, Himself, must either hold or drift.