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SATURDAY M()RND$jjr, APRIL 20, 1867.
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! Inat-39 Im
[From (ho Richmond Inquirer.]
Concerning the liaising of the Bronze
Statue of Chief Justice Marshall.
Wo arc glad to see you, .lohn Marshall, my hoy,
So fresh from the chisel of Rogers!
Go take your stand on the monument thcro,
Along with the other old codgers;
? Wkli Washington, Jviterson, Henry and buch,
Who sinned wit ho great transgression,
In their old fashioned notions of Freedom and Right,
And their hatred of wrong and oppression!
Yon conic rather late to your pedestal, John,
Far sooner you ought to have boon here,
For the volume you hold is no longer tho law,
And tins is V.o longer Virginia.
The old Marshal] law, you expounded of yore,
Is now net at all to the purpose;
And the martial law of the new Brigadier
Is stronger than Habeas Corpus.
So keepyotithe Yoluriiosluu with care,
. For the days of the law arc over;
And it. needs all your brass to he holding it thcro
With "Justice" inscribed on the cover.
Could lifo awaken the limb of bronze,
And blaze in the burnished eye,
What would you do with your moment of life,
Vc men of tho days gone by ?
W.ouJJ/c chide us or phy us, blush or weep,
Ye of (ho days gone by ?
Would.JclferPun tear up the scroll beholds,
Thai tiino has proven a lie?
And Marshall shut the volume of law,
And Jay it down with a sigh?
Would Mason roll the Bill of Rights
From a race unworthy to scan it?
Ami Henry dash down the eloquent sword
And clang it against the granite ?
And Washington, seated in massy strength
On the charger thai paws the air.
Could he sec his sons in I heir, deep Usjj: .ice,
Would he ride tin proudly there?
Ho would gel him down from his h'.t V,-.;<; horse,
Aits' novcr his fucc at our shmnc;
For the hind of his birth is now "If.,-.riet Oul" ?
VinctNiA was once the namv!
S E L E C T i: )>.
Bank Notes; * ?
The month ?f February had nearly reached
its closu, and primroses and early violets \v? re
up?peeping in the country j and in small
town-gardens pale- snow-drops, more delicate
and fragile than the wild flowers, were lii\ing
their heads too, as if to sue what the world
looked like after the winter, and then drooping
them permanently, u.s though they felt shy and
timid at finding themselves till alone above
ground and exposed without any protection to
the notice of the many who stopped to giizc at
the first flowers of the spring. Hut if they
had not been I'sj .shamefaced to observe how.
kindly were the glances which bade them wel
come from every passer-by, they would have
felt rewarded for the effort they had made to
appear as early as possible, and in despite of
chilling salutations from the cold winds, and of
unfriendly demonstrations on the part of snow,
sleet and hail?brethren of the cold-weather
family whose free/dug reception is often more
than sufficient to counterbalance the effects of
a cheery smile even from the great sun himself.
The littlo snowdrops might have known that
all welcomed them, as they came to proclaim
the good-will of mother Marth, and appeared
as pledges of her intention to continue through
the new year her usual annual bounties of
which these were the earnest and the delicate
But in the heart of the great metropolis
wlicrc lived Kate niitl Archie Neville there
WCl'e no snow-drops to tell them that winter
<? mid not always last. From a riai'k it nil
gloomy house opening into a dark and gloomv
street, the only visible intimations of the ex
isloncc-of a vegetable kingdom were the grassy
weeds which forced their way bet ween the lings
of a dull court-yard on the other side of the
way, and something growing in a flower pot
belonging to an inhabitant of i'^fbme court
which never developed into anything particu
lar, but which now and then made a feeble at
tempt at leaves when June. came, and though
generally unsuccessful in that close, loaded at
mosphere, maintained a sort of neutral ex
istence, or rather did not die altogether.
It was as we have said, a cold damp evening
at th? end of b'obrunry, and Mrs. Neville had
made up the lire in the small grate containing
a bare handful of coal, and hail told Kale to
make the room more orderly than it had bu n
left at (he conclusion of a game of romps be
tween Archie and baby Kose who was not four
years old.
u Your father '11 bb in .soon. ('at ie." continued
her mother] "he likes to see I he place as nice
as we. can make it."
Whereupon Katie surveyed the task before
j her, and entered upon it with a wee wee sigh
which, translated into words, would have said.
"I wish the room were not quite so easy to set
to rights. ; there were more things to tidy away
in our old home."
Ilowovor a poor room neat and orderly looks
much brighter than a pour room in disorder,
and Katie felt this too. So first she gathered
up Rosa's playthings, sucli us they wr< . and
put them into the old basket set aside for their
reception in the corner of the cupboard; Thon
the table was cleared of little ends of stuff and
cotton which remained from her mother's work,
and was made to look as respectable as it .could.
This table was a source of perplexity to the
Neville family, and Archie said that it had
never been new. Its surface was slightly un
even ; it bad rheumatism in one of its legs,
and another,., had suffered from a compound
fracture, so that it required much management
and humoring to enable it to stand straight.
Katie, however, maintained that she under
stood the table, having carefully studied its
peculiarities; and she certainly contrived,
by means of a wedge here and an extra sup
port there, to enable it, better than could any'
other member of the family, to do its duty.
There remained four comfortless-looking
chairs to bo made the most of iu the arrange
ment of the room, and these Katie disposed?of
to the best advantage, proceeding then to pay
attention to the lew articles ranged upon a
clumsy mantel-shelf and upon the old family
trunk which filled a corner of the apartment,
and which was used as a dresser by Mrs. Ne
ville in her domestic; operati ns.
You could riot have been for five minutes in
that room without becoming aware that the
Neville family had once been iu better circum
stance.-, and that they had uot always inhabited
this dark gloomy abode. You w.uld have
known it from olvervin^ the i-hjldV: sppenrauipe
and manors; perhaps from hearing little hose
propose to Archie that they should play :it be
ing homo again, wishing that she had :is many
toys here. And you would have noticed it.
too. iu the speech and dress of their mother,
who, plain and homely as was her own'attire
and that of the children, contrived that it
should look neat end well CVCU ill lllis dark
room which required bright' face.-> i.ntiti'i tit
lighfen it, as few sunbeams seemed to think it
worth while to take the trouble of calling there.
There were some neatly hound books, too. and
children's lesson bin ks. which Katie ranged in
order on the trunk, and a writing desk and
small ink-stand, which all looked ns if they
, were unaccustomed to suc h quarters; and a
; clock on the mantelpiece licked out a reminder
1 to the little maiden that her lather might be
Si on expect cd.
Your conjectures would have been true, good
reader. \ few years before the commencement
of our story, the Neville family bad their
abode in a pleasant little hot:: s near a park so
bright and green that the two children bad
I thought it must be almost as good as the coun
try of which they had hoard so much. Their
lather had held the situation of bead clerk in
a large mercantile house in the city, and was
laying by yearly a sufficient, port ion ol Iiis sala
ry to enable him to look forward to giving his
children a good education, besides setting
something in store- against a rainy day. These
hopes, however, had been thrown t > t lie ground
by the failure .of the bank iu which all his
savings had been deposited ; whereupon ho and
his wife had been obliged to leave their first
home, and. dismissing their one servant, to re
treat to a smaller abode in a less desirable
neighborhood. Here little Rose had been born,
and as her father still retained his situation,
her parents hoped that by-and-by they might
once more look forward to brighter days.
Meantime Archie and Katie were- being in
structed by their mother, and by their lather
himself when lie returned from his long day in
the counting-house, whilst they early learned
to make themselves useful within J^mrs.
Hut a greater trial had conic about a month
h?forc the opening of our story, 'flic large
t .'.uine'. vial house in which Mr. Neville'held
his clerkship, uiifispcetedly failed, through'thc
dishonesty of one Of partners, and its ser
vants were dismissed, ni?J?y <??!' l?c,,i without
their full payment, and*all whin.'"* an hours
warning, to lind themselves thrown U{h.\" the
world without any certainty or prospect of find
ing employment. It was a great blow to the
Nevilles, who had few friends, and none able
to help them, ICven their present humble
dwelling was beyond their it cans, since,though
modest it was comfortable and cheerful in its
arrangements and situation, and had, more
over, a few square yards of ground at the back
which a Horded endless interest to the ohildreii,
who delighted in what they called their '?gar
dens/' although from some peculiarity iu the
soil we > aould state that nothing planted in
them was ever Known to grow to maturity.
This abode where had been spent many happy
days it became necessary to h ave, and the oiler
for a few months, rent free, of two or three
dingy rooms in the city formerly occupied by
one of tin- now discarded warehousemen, which
was made to Mr. Neville from the directors of
the lately flourishing conce rn in which he had
been employed wa; at once accepted.
Tether one dreary day at Christmas time
he removed his wife and family. They felt
the clmngo in nu small degree; they missed
favouritepossessions, which had of necessity
bcotraeld with the greater part of their mode
rate fuipply of furniture, in order to their be
ing chidjled to leave their former home without
a debt) ? und the parent saw with bitter anxiety
that while their small fund of ready money
rapidly diminished, though ckod out with the
mostjrigid economy, their children's stock of
healtu and spirits was diminishing too. The
confinement in the close unhealthy atmosphere
was visibly affecting them; and as he observed
this,4ucreasingly urgent became their farther's
search" after fresh employment, in quest of
which .he daily sallied forth, to return, how
ever,^ depressed, weary, and disappointed. If
it ha<^ not been that the little family circle
was rich in the treasures of home love and
unior^, there would have been yet more to suf
fer.. ?But as it was, the trial seemed to bring
the husband and wife yet nearer to each other;
and Katie and Archie sought bravely, children
though they were, to prevent thuir parents
from thinking how much the)- missed the in
terests and amusements of their former home,
exercising their invention must successfully in
devising new plays for little Uosa, in order to
prevent her from feeling the change as much
as they did.
And while we have he-en tolling you all this.
Katio has finished her task of setting the room
in order, and is proceeding to lay the cloth for
supper in readiness for her lather's return,
doing all in her power to avoid disturbing her
mother, whose fingers, often stiff and weary,
still pursue their busy employment of needle
work, by which she cams a small sum to meet
the present need.
Laying the cloth seemed a dreary sort of I
ceremony to Katio. who knew exactly the state
of things within the cupboard. The four tea
cups and Rose's gilt mug with "A present for
?a good girl" inscribed upon it, looked very well,
and the plates were rnuged very nearly, but-j^
and (Jib but was one from which there was no
escajie-Tt-'tca-cups and plates alone make* out
t?.J?L.-..i iniOrj-a ^j?..-iijjis?xr.UJ(v!a.negative re
ply to the inquiry, "Is rticro nothing butD.tud
for father's supper, mother ?" Was not cheering
when Katie remembered that he had eaten
nothing but bread and the last little portion of
cheese (or dinner. She took the remains of
the loaf from the shelf, and placed it on the
table. It had never been an attractive loaf
like the home-baked oiies of their former
abode, und now it looked less inviting than
? i wish T had a penny." she whispered to
Archie, "to get a little bit of butter, or a piece
of bacon for lather and mother. It doesn't
seem to matter so much for us for them?the
having nothing but dry bread."
'?There's test left." replied Archie, "and
mother bought a penn'orth of milk from the
man ; l?ut still?it comes to dry bread still."
"It would look something more to make sonic
toast." suggested Katie, suddenly; "I'll make
some before father conies in."
Whereupon, cutting the loaf so carefully as
not to waste a crumb, she proceeded to make
some slices of toast which were hardly ready
when Mr. Neville's step was heard at the door.
:,Wcll, William?" said his wife, looking up
wearily with a glance which said. - What suc
cess .'
? Nothing hotter," Le replied, wiping the
rain-drops uff bis coat, and throwing himself
on a chair. "I've been out miles to tho West
Knd. thinking to get a situation I'd heard of.
The gentleman saw nie himself, for a wonder,
and then, when he found I'd belonged to the
Maelcaue firm, fold me the place was filled up.
It's that name that sticks in my way so."
'?Didn't they oiler you something to oat?"
asked his wife, with ti glance from her tired
husband to the loaf of bread on the table.
"No; (here a( the West Knd they're loo
grand t-> have braid of any one coming hungry
to hlok altera place; but there?it's no use
complaining; one sometimes feels too weary to
look up as we should, though it seems so dark
now." And he look little Hose on his knee,
thankft.l that one of their party was too young
(0 u.'.'di'rslaiM.l all he bad said. Iloso nestled
sntu'ly into bis arms. "We've been p'ayiitg
'cool," she said.
"l'laying school, RosieJ and who taught
you ?"
? Kate and Artie ; me learn hymn to say 'on.
Well, lei me bear ; Katie and Archie know
a great many."
"Tah'l remember all." said Rose, sitting up
gravely, and then trying to recall dimly the
manner in which Katie bad insisted on her pro
nouncing every word; " the cud is?
?We'll praise IUm for all Ihn) is past.
Vnd i rust II int for all I lint's to conic,' "
"That'll do by itself, little one," said her
father, while his sad face sonn what brightened;
'?father wants to learn it too?
?We'll praise Him for all Hint is past,
And tin t Hiai for till ilj.n':- to conn-.'
Sarali, don't be down-east; lot's oboor up with
Hose's words. Conic, it's tea time."
So they sat down somewhat silently, to the
tea-table, and yet the hotter for the thought of
trusting the i'uture to higher bauds. Mrs. Nc
villo broko the silence.
""What's to bo done for to-morrow, WMlinm ?
All my money's gone." ?
"I might warn something by carrying," he
replied; "bat that wouldn't oonio in till night.
What's in tho houso, Sarah?"
"That," she replied, pointing to tho portion
of crust whioh romaincd on tho table.
They glanced at the children, and thon to
wards the clock. "It would only fetch a trifle,"
she continued, answering his thoughts, "it's bo
old fashioned, and not good of its kind."
"There's my desk" bor husband rejoined;
"but that would bring next to nothing." The
cloud was coining back to* his brow. His wife
looked for a moment-at the ring on berieft,
hand, but turned away, as if to give it up.
would be too hard.
"If only we had friends!" she said sadly;
' it seems strange we should both of us have
been orphnns nlono in tho world before we'
married, William. Isn't tHotvj any one we
could go to? Those directors should do some
He shook his head. "They're worso oft'
themselves," ho replied; "we have no debts.
I suppose by this time they're out of England
for the most part. Here Katie, child. 3-011 may
put away the things."
Kate obeyed silently and sadly. She had
understood what her parents had said, and
vainly pondered as to what she might do to
help them. Afi she put up the cups and sau
eev3, her little Bible received an accidental
push ami fell from the shelf. Her father
?sto,.'r.. .? to pick it up, hut it had fallen open,
and his eye caught the words on the page ex
posed to view, lie leaned towards his wife,
and pointed them out to her. "J/y God shall
suyply all your need." "That's our bauk-uoto.
Sarah ; and the bank's a Bafo one?'acrordiny
toHis riclietingloryby Christ Jesus.' Let's
agree, doar wife, to 'trust Hin\ for all that's #to
come-' %
aTe^i^tural, &c.
[From the "American Farmer."]
Poltttocs.-Sced vs. Butt Eiflls.
With some cskxf.ual. kkmakks.
Render, have you ever tested the matter, to
ascertain which will yield the largest crop.
Seed or butt ends, cut so as the weights will be
about equal. If so, you doubtless ascertained
that the butt ends had considerably, the advan
tage, both iu quantity und quality, and were
also some two weeks earlier. Why is this so?
I answer, simply because the seed ends have
more eyes and send forth a superabundance of
shoots. Some years ago, I read in a Patent
Olflcc report where a parcel ofpotatoes that had
been cut three or four days, and as a conse
quence considerably shrivelled, exceeded largely
in amount a parcel that were planted fresh.
My curiosity being excited upon this subject,
L was led to try a number of experiments in
order to asertain the cause of this singular
phenomenon. Without giving a detailed history
of my operations. 1 ascertained that the cause
was simply owing to the fact that the shriv
el'.*d portion sent forth fewer tubers. Under
this hame principle we can readily nccount
why butt ends exceed seed ends. After this,
I improved my product largely, hefh in quan
tity ami quality, by drawing ouLth; tubers,
leaving but a single stalk at a place. I have
thus had seven single plants to fill a half
bushel, eight would heap it, and the joint pro
duct of two plants weighed eleven pounds,
'fhe extra tubers can readily be transplanted
anil make a line yield. They are more hardy
for transplanting than tho sweet potato, and
yield equally as well.
Potatoes, as a general thing, are crowded
too much for a large yield. A single tuber
for every two feet square I think is sufficiently
close, where the ground is rich, and I am not
certain but a greater distance would result
advantageously, 'fhe most, however, that can
be> done now is to thin out your present crops.
Common wood ashes and barn yard manure.
. pplicd separately, perhaps suit the potato as
well as any other manure.
J15x? rt.ANTl.NC.
In the province of Hcquador, in South
America, they, perhaps, raise the finest pota
toes iu the world. The climate there, gener
ally, is about 80 degrees, varying but few over
or under throughout the year. Hy planting
iu dune, from the loth to the 20tli, and
littering heavily, so as to protect, the ground
from the heat of the sun, we approximate tho
requisite temperature of SO degrees, as the
potatoes acquire the most of their growth in
September and October. Potatoes planted at
this time, and covered with leaves or straw to
the depth of six or cedit inches, will present u
much smoother appearance than those nia?uin# ft
iu mid-summer. I am uIbo confident that tha
yield is much larger, other things being equal!
preparation OV the land.
A green^erop.of rye, outs, clover, or any ""
thing of the kind turned under about the mid
dle of May, will greatly iooroaso the potato
crop. If this same crop bo guauood heavily, '
so as to make a largo growth, so much thb'boV^ *?
tor. I havo iriod guanoed for tha grean ei^p
and barn yard manuro and mkm Wura pvfe**
ing, -with the boot of results. In fao^ by taif *
method of manuring and thinning acodfdirijr^
to directions olescwhoro givon, 1 lnvurn?bly
took the first promium wherever I entered.:
my articles.' For a large yield, June phurt?vj*? '?
lias decidedly the preference.
Respectfully, &c, N. fJ
Geranium Slips.?It is said, that if ger
anium branches, taken from luxriunt and- .
healthy trees just before tins winter sets in, be
cut in slips and immorscd in soap water, they
will, after drooping a few days, shed their
leaves, put forth fresh ones, and oontinuc in'
the finest of bottles thus filled iu a-;-flower-"
basket, with moss to conceal the bottle*, n
show of evergreen is easily secured for (he
Extraordinary Revelation in Connection -
with the Wirz Tragedy.
The astounding revelation made by Rutler .
concerning the suppressed diary of Booth and
the consequent official murder of an. inuoccut.
woman, is followed by another little less astound
ing or disgrace fid to the parties embraced iu it,
conccrninir tho lawless trial und execution of:
the unfortunate Wirz. The disclosure i|madc
in a letter from Washington to the New York
World, bearing date March 27th. It is as foL
Jows: ? . , . . ? . _ a
It is, perhaps, not generally known tha?
auTIrig-Tne-iitvi.r^*-?^u?? _ rJ!AVIrx-^ind._.iyiaji>r_
Windor in the Capitol Prison they occupied
adjoining cells, and enjoyed facilities of commu
nication, one to the other, by word of writing!,
through an aperture not observed, doubtless,
by the jailor. No one was permitted to sec
either, unless by special privilege from the
Sccratary of "War. On the night previous to.
the execution of Wirz three men entered his
cell, of course hy permission of Stanton, and
proposed to him, that if he would agree to
implicate Jeff. Davis iu the alleged conspiracy
to starve the Norteru prisoners confined a;
Audcrsonvillo, his life would be spared. Wirz
replied that he would not save his own life b-vTi
sacrificing that of another 11111000111 man. The
parties thereupon left the cell, and Win im
mcdiatcly communicated all that transpired t<?-'
Major ?Winder. The Major some time after
met Mrs. Davis in New York, and revealed
to her what is here stated, backing it up by ?11
affidavit, which be gave her, and which she now
holds. The trial of Davis would involve . re
volutions which would shock humanity, nndtes*.
to its fullest unit whatever sense of jnsticc ??r?"
feeling of national pride is still left at the Nor.tb
It is net unreasonable to presume that populai
indignation would be aroused to a pitch that
would render it unsafe for tho concoetors of
tho vile plaus devised to scouro tho.saoHisu or*
Davis' life, to prolong thoir* rosidonco among 0
people whoso fame and character thoy bo grom'y
Slum d not the names of the trio who mnd-?
this infamous proposition to Wirz be traced
out by some means 'i If the World would in
itiate some movement to that end, it is probable
that some light might bo obtained which would
fix the identity of these villians. The time i.
eminently auspicious for such an enquiry, now
that the rogues are divulging each other's, in
iquities. It may be that Major Windor has
sonic information which would pive a clue to
the names id'the parties. If ho has, he should
be induced to furnish it. and then the wretches
should he held up to the universal scorn and
contempt they so richly merit.
\n ingenious Scotchman has found h method
of utilizing the hitherto wasted powers of the
common house mouse, lie has invented a
cotton spinning machine, so constructed that
couple of mice, if tossed into the rijjit place,
cannot help it. It is made on the tread mill
plan. A hall penny worth ofoat meal will
keep each mouse five weeks, and during that
time it will do the work for which a wo.nan is
now paid nine pence. In other words, it will
earn seven shillings und six pence a year, which,
after deductig six pence for board and a shilling
for wear and ten- ofmachienery, leaves JA net
profit of six-shillings the employer. The in
ventor, it is said, is putting up ten thousand of
those mice mills, with nview on getting his liv
ing out of them. Truly a m^s-cular'Cntcrpr'.su
?a kinfl of mwc'Cii'Cn-acc'nc'itff

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