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Stem tvm. . .' , i it" & VOL. XVII, NO. 30. CHARDON, GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO. FRIDAY, JULY 21. 1865. WHOLE NO. 810. The Jcffcrsonian Democrat IS PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY MOUSING AT ' CHARDOJT, GEAUGA CO., OHIO. I J. O. CONVEllSJG, Proprietor. Office, corner of the Fublio Square and Water Street, opposite the Chardon House., ' Terms-, $3,00 per Year. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. I.V.llATirAVVAYr Attorney nt Law, Chardon.Ohio. &-Ofnoc, ne door south ol the Court House, up stairs. . t 74tf ' L. I. DDRFEG. I. I. STBFBENION. , DURFEE&. STEPHENSON, Attorneys at Law. &-Ofilce,l door south of the Court House, up stairs, Chardon, Ohio. 382tf MURRAY &. CANFIELDS, Drinkers, Chardon.Ohio. Office second door north of Ayres' Store. Buy and sell N. Y. Ex., -20 Coupons, Gold and Silver. , . 743wtl . CAN FIELD & SMITH, Attorneys nt Low, Chardon, Ohio. -Office In Union Block, up ataira. 626 " E.COWLES, 7 Auctioneer Having obtained a License from Government to sell goods, he will a (tend to all calls within the limits of the State. Post Office Address, E. Co wles, Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio. . . . . . 763yla26 DR. A. MuGRAVV, ..... Phyiticlnn and Surgeon, Newbury Center, Geauga County, Ohio, takes this method to in form the public, that he is now prepared tore pond to all calls in the line of his profession. 780yl R. CREIGHTON, '' ' . Hook IVader and Blank Book Manufacturer, Herald Buildings, Cleveland, Ohio. KrfJlank Books Ruled and Bound to order. . Old Books Rebound. ' ' . ". 1 526 , .. 8. EDSON, . ,, . ..' County Surveyor, Chardon, Geauga Co., O Those living at a distance wishing Surveying done by the Surveyor. will have their calls pnnct ually. attended to, by addressing him by letter, giving five days' notice. . Direct all wtteisto Chardon, Geauga County, O. 595 .:, - BRAINERD & BURRIDGE, Solicitors of Patents, and . U. States & For eign Patent Agency, No. 8 Bank St., Cleveland, Ohio. We are prepared to transact business of vary description, relatiug to Invontioue, Draw ings, Caveats, Spcifteotious, Patents, Infringe ments, and the Patent Laws, '. v. BRAINERD &. BURRIDGE, Deslguers & Lithographers. Engraving on Wood, Book Illustrations, Buildings, Horses & other Stock, Ornamental Borders. Letters, Vign ettes, Agricultural & Commercial Cuts in Tints, Seals, Stamps, & Machiuery.ln every variety of Style. . , ... ..... .... 502tf PENSION & WAR- Claim Agncy. I' If." HAT II AW A Y, of the (ate firm of . Thrasher,' Durlee & Hatha way, is author ized and licensed by the Government to procure Bounty Money, Back Pay, and Pensions for sold iers or tor their widows and heirs, and Invalid Pen'sioua lor Disabled Soldiers, and all other claims against the Government of the United 6tatea, and of the State of Ohio. Business at tended to promptly and honestly. Charges for procuring Pensions, Bounty or Back Pay. $5,00, as provided by law, aud no charge until bounty or back pay is obtained. . , , Dr. L. A. Hamilton has been appointed Exam ing Surgeon for Geauga County, by whom, oil applicants for Invalid Pensions must be-examined. W Apply in person or by letter, enclos ing stamp. to I.N. HATHAWAY, 695tf - ' Chardon, Ohio.' PHOTOGRAPHS, FERROTYPES, Gems. Do you want a Good Picture? Then call at tne Photographic Rooms of G. W. C. Hurlbutt, over Randall's Clothing Store, and you will get I ho desired article in Double Quick Time. Having lately made some important repairs in reference to his light, the Proprietor would say that he is now prepared to make Pictures at all reasonable houra of the day, .and in all kinds of weather, His facilities have also been ma terially increased for making LARGE Photo graphs. A fine assortment of OVAL FRAMES for sale very cheap. ' William Turner Will LoAti nnnattintltf nn hfiYiil GROCERIES of all kinds, Flour & 3f ejr Please call at the Brick Store on the cor ner, opposite the Chardon Hotel. , Chardon, March 24th, 1865. 793tf BEECH WOODS Carriage Factory Is located 2 miles south ol Parkman Village, Ge auga Couuty, Ohio, where can be tound an As sortment of FIRST CLASS CARRIAGES & BUGGIES, . which will be sold Lower than can be bought elsewhere. KTUall and see mem oeiore Duy , E. W, UPHAM. . Hrkman, July 14th, 1865. 809yl DENTISTRY. IMnci anuuiBiu'iw, ..... ,. ............ ------- JL SI Unaruuu, lur iu, puipw vi upwi n.iug , hit profession, would say to his friends and the pu.HC mat ne u uuw FiSo. "; - wants of all in need of anything in his line of holiness All Work WARRANTED. Office, over Murray at oannoias- Ban. Kesi dence one door south of L. J. Randall's dwell ence ouou D RICHARDSON. ' Chardeo, Dec. 4th, 1863. ,725tf Attention!! o FFICERS AND SOLDIERS!! I can pro r AT lyia vw vv v aivM. - r - - Kneel a 1 A Dent at Wash- ington, the SBnit.mivni wr wiiuwio ACCOUNTS, n tne tanoriesi possiuie nine. Soldiers' Claims for Bounty and Back Pay a 11 ...J promptly conecieu.. .... . INVALIDS'. Widows' and Mothers' PEN 610N3, secured without unnecessary aeiay. Address D. W. GAGE, 800m3 168 Superior St., Cleveland, O. There, are some things which never grow old, and one of these is the following elegant effusion of Willis i written befuro he had been sophisti cated by his largo experience of the fashionable world, or become deadened lo natural emotion by the luxuricBNof a life purely artificial. We donot olten copy any of Mr. Willis' more pretty isms, but we think the following is well worth its space i THE BOY. BY N. P. WILLIS. ... There's something In a noble boy, , , A brave, free-bearted, guileless one, . With bis uncheck'd, unbidden joy, His dread of books and love of fun, " And in his clear and ready smile, ' 1 Unshaded by a thought of guile, " And unrepress'd by sadness. " Which brings me to my chltdoood back, As if ! trod its very track," ... And felt its very gladness. . . And yet it is not In his play, ' When every trace of thought la lost, , ' And not when you would call him gay, That his bright presence thrills me most ; ilir shout may ring upon the hill, . . His voice be echoed in the hall, His merry laugh, like music, trill, And 1 in sadnces bear it all, i. For, like die wrinkles on my brow, . . 1 scarcely notice such things now, But when, amid the earnest game, ' He stops as if he music heard, " ' ' And, heedless of his shouted name As of the carol of a bird,' ; ' Stands gazing on the empty air, ' ' As If some dream were passing' there j ' Tis then that on his face I look, . p His beautiful bat thoughtful face, . . . . And, like a long-forgotten book, ' , Its sweet, familiar meanings trace, '. . .' ... Remembering a thousand things . , ' v ,., . ; Which passed me on those golden wings . i Which time haa fettered now, . ; i. , - tr. Things that came or me with a thrill, ' : , ; And left me ailent, aad and still, ' ' , And threw upon my brow 1 1 : . . A holier and a gentler cast, : ' -4 ' " That was too innocent to laet. 1 1 Tis st range how thoughts upon'a child Will, like a presence, sometimes press, And when his pulse is beating wild, - And life itself is in excess, '. K! When foot and hand, and car and eye, Are all with ardor straining high, " ' ' How in his heart will spring '' '. A feeling, whose mysierious thrall Is stronger, sweeter far than all . Aqd on its ailent wing, ; 'i , ' . How', with the clouds, he'll float away, ,,, ...As wandering and aa lostaa they I. .... Toy-Making in Germany. In Germany the' wood work, so far English importers know anytnmg nr it, is mostly Id the form of small trinkets and toys for children. The production of these is immense. Io the Tyrol, sod near tbe Thuriogtan Forest, In the middle Statos of the ill-organised eonfederaey, and wherever forests abound, there tbe peasants spend tbeir time io making toys. In the Tyrol, for example,' there is a valley eallod the Grodnortbal, about twenty miios long, in w'jfcb tbe rough climate and barren soil will not suffico to crow corn for tbe inhab itants, who are rather numerous. Shut out from tbe agricultural labor customary in other districts, the people earn their bread chiefly 6y wood carving. : They make toys nf numberless kinds fin which Nonb's Ark animals are v6ry predominant) of the soft wood of the Siberian pine known to the Germans as ziobelousskiefer. The tree is of slow growth, found on tbe higher slopes of tbe valley,' but now boeoming scarce, ow insr to the Improvidence of tho peasants in cutting down tho foroots without saving or or planting others to succeoa mem. r or a hundred years and more tbe peasants bare boen earvers. JNoany every cottage is a workshop. All tbe occupants, male aud fe male, down to very young children, seat . . I 1 f..Li 1 1 " themselves rouna a laoie, ana ibbuiod ineir little bits of wood. Tbey use twenty or thirty different kinds of tools, under tbe metric of which tbe wood is transformed in to a dog, a lion, man, or what not Aeents represent tnese carvers in various citios of Europe to dispose of tbo wares. All the Year Hound. President Lincoln's Mother. It would be interesting to know more of tbe mother of President Lincoln, and of tbe influence she undoubtedly bad in guiding tbe mind of tbe youthful pioneer, not we never snau; nearly alt that remains to us of ber brief bi ography Is, tbat she taught ber son to read tbe liible. Wear tne village oi uoniryviue. Spencer County, Indiana, is ber grave, a modost, gratBcovered mound, without head stone or monument. A few weeks before bis tragic death, tbe President expressed bis Intention in a lottor to a friend, to-visit tbe locality and erect suitable memorial over tbe gravo. A paper, in commenting opon this fact, remarks: He was not permittod to fulfil bit desire. No and yes. He raisod no monument of marble to nor sacred mem ory, but bis life was a token to ber praise, sucb as few mothers in this or any other land bare recoivod. Boiton JIdverlxter. . Tub Rev. Henbt Ward Beecher, In a sermon published in tbe Independent, says: HI baa rather have written one of Charles Wesley's hymns than to bare built the proudest, tbj noblest statoe tbat tbe world ever saw. I can scarcely compute tbe serv ice that bas been rendered by WatU, and Doddridge, and Cbarlea Wesley, and such men as tbey. Though tbey bare died, their sweet aod almost ubiquitous voice will never die. ' All tbe sounds will bave died out of tbe sea before tbeir hymns will eease tbeir ear oil . and tbeir singings. Where there it a weary heart, tbo hymn will sing. Where there is a sad sorrow, tbe hymn will chant on. Where there is an aspiring soul, It will be winged upward by these b joins. How ereat a gift it was that gift which God oon ferred upon tbe world by tbe iwoet singing of tne Christian bymnitis," A Roman Hero. In tbe war between Romo and Carthago, the Consul Rogulut was taken captive, fie was kopt a close prisoner for tw years, pining aod sickeoing In his loneliness, while in tho meantime the war continued, and at last a victory so decisive was gained by tbo Romans, tbat tbe people of Carthaeo wero discouraged, and resolvod to ask terms of peace. Tbey thought tbat no one would be to readily listened to at Romo as Regains. end tboy therefore sent him therewith their envoys, having first made bim swear tbat be would come back to bis prison if. tboro should noitber be poaee nor an exchange of prisoners. Tbey little knew bow much more a troe-hjBartod Roman cared for bit elty than bimeolf for bit word than for bis life. ' . i r ! . a Worn and dejected, tho captive warrior came to tbe outside of the gates of bis own city, and there pausod, rofusing to enter. ' I am no longor a Roman citizen," bo said; "I am but tho barbarians' slavo, and tbe Bon ate may not civeaudionco to strangers with in tbo walls.' Hit wife Marcia ran out to greet mm, with bis two sons, but be did cot look up. and re coived tbeir caresses as one boneatb tbeir notice, as a mere slave, and he continued, in spite of alt entroaty. to remain ootalde tbe city, and would not even go to tbe little a aaaa iarm ne naa lovea so won. : , - " The Roman Senate, aa be would not come in to them, came out to bold tbeir meeting in tbe Campagna.' ' Tbe ambassadors spoke firtt.tben Regulos, standing up, said, as one repeating a task, "Conscript fetbere, being a slave to the Carthaginians, I come on the . part of my matters, to treat with you concerning peace uu mu vAvuaugv . ui prisoners. . lie men turned to go away with tbe ambassadors, at a ttrangor might not be present at the de liberations of .the Sonate. His ' old ' friends pressed him to stay and give bis opinion as a Senator who baa Iwioe been Consul, but ne refused to degrade tbe dignity by claim ing ii; out, at mo command or his Cartha ginian masters, ,he. remained,, though not taking his seat ; . .,. Then be spofcei He told the Senators to persevore in the war. He said that be had aeon tbe distress of ' Carthage, and that a peace would be only to ber advantage, not to mat or Home, aod therefore be strongly advised that tbe war abould continue. Then, as to the exchange of prisoners, tbe Cartba- gonian Generals, wbo were in tbe bands of tbe Komans,were in full health and strength, whilst be himself was too much broken down to be fit for service again, and, indeed, be be lieved that his enemy bad given bim a slow poison, and tbat be could not live long Thus he insisted tbat no exebango of priso ners should be made, It wat wonderful, even to Romana.to hear a man tbut pleading against bimsolf, and tnoir Ubief ' Priest came rorwarii and de clared tbat, as bit oath bad been' ' wrested from bim by force," fee was not bound by it to return to bit captivity; But Regulua waa too noble to littdn to this for a moment. "Have you resolved to dishonor me?" be said, "1 am not ignorant tbat death and tbe extremeat tortures are preparing tor me; but wbat are these to tbe shame of an in famous sction, or tbe wounds of a guilty mind? Slave as I ate to Carthage, I hare ttill the spirit of a Roman. 1 bave sworn to return. It it my duty to go; let tbe gods take care of tbe reet." . .i: r;.? i. .'. Tbe Sonate decided to follow tbe advloe of Regulot, though tbey bitterly regretted bis sacrifice. His wife wept and intreated in vain tbat Ihev would detain nim: tbey could merely; repeat their permission for him to remain; Lut nothing could prevail with bim to break bis word, and be turned back to the ehaina and death be expected, aa if be had been returning to bit bome Uook of the Golden feeds. . . Knn.iPRin Ktaupi.rs The London Dailv JVewt, referring to tbe execution of tho fol lower! of tbe Pretender in 1740, and io tne manner in whiob Napoleon wat ttowed away at St. Helena, lays: "These instances may rainy ae aaaocea to rebuke those wbo foolishly pretend that it is the common praotlce in Europe to per mit the leaders of great rebellions to go away with no other punishment than defeat. Tint ahnnM ha anrrv In Iakva tha nnai. tion in this position. 1 If Mr. Davit it to be taved, it most oe dv tne exercise or a mag- Christendom affords 'an example; and the Amnriwna nra a nnonla of ton mnch origi nal aoiuiy noi to ne aoie to ascoriain lor themselves tbe course which best beeomet tbeir character in their present situation. Bbtovd the Gbatb Mr. Marsb, whose aoddon death we noticed yesterday, met a friend a few boura before bit decease, aod, while engaged in conversation, remarked tbat he did not feel very well, and then paused a moment at if recollecting himself. To his friend's amtiement. Mr. Marib took off bit bat. and exclaimed with much em pbatit: "Thank God, I'm an honest man; I am not afraid to die." ' He walked borne, and at ten o clock next morning died from paralysis. No doubt bit inner tigbt wai opened, be taw the paat and tbe approaoh log future with tuffioient clearness to com prehend tbat bis hours were numbered Death bat no terrora to the brave, but no man can be truly brave without being truly oonoit. isoiio Traveller. . In several of tbe villages of tbe Pyrenees, the mountaineers are in the habit or train ing tbe animals for tbe purpose of eibibi tion. Tbe Prefect of Perpignan recently passed thro one of them in company with an officer of gendarmes, Tbe latter pointed ont to tne magistrate a woman whose not band, a bear trainer, bad been devonred by bit pupil at a moment wben inatinot got tbe better of education. 'I bave botbing left,' laid the woman; 'I am absolutely without a roof to shelter me and tbo poor animal.' 'Animall' exclaimed the astonished Prefect; you don t mean to ssy tbat you keep the bear that destroyed your Dosoandr Aiasi tbe replied, 'it It all tbat I bare left to mo or tne poor, dear man. Gen. Garfield on Universal Suffrage. General Garfield dolivered tbe oration at tbo colebration of tbe Fourth of July in Ra venna, in which be argued at length and wi(b great force and power in faror of ad mitting the froedmen to tbo richt of anf- '"ge. We regret tbat our limited space wiii permit ui to copy only one or two ex tracts from the extended report of bit ipeecb which .we find in tbo Ravenna Democrat: We may now lay that the past, with all Itt -uBiiu nuu giunuua aaauciaiions, 18 secure. Tbo air Is filled with brightness: tbe horizon is aglow with bope. Tbo future is full of magnificent possibilities. But God bas com mitted to us a trust which wo must not, we dors not overlook. By tho dispensation of His Providence, tbo chains bave been ttrlcken from four mil lion of tbe inhabitants of this Republic and Ho baa tbown ui tbe truth of that oarlv ut terance of. Abraham Lincolr, "That this it a world of compensation; and be who would be no slave must bave no atave. Those wbo deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, can not long retain it." ' In tbe great crisis of tbo war. God broueht us face to faco with tbo mighty truth tbat we must lose our owu rreeuom, or grant it lo tbe slave. Io tbo extremity of cur dis tress we called upon tbe black man to help us save me uepuonc, and amtu tbe very thunder of battle, we made a covenant with bim. sealed both with hit blood and ours. and witnessed by Jebovab, tbat wben tbe natioo wat redoomed bo should be free, and share with ui in glories and ill blessings. Applause The Omniscient witness wilt appear in judgment against us if we do not fulfill tbat covenant, llavo we done it? Have we giv en freedom to theblatfk man? ' Vvbatit free dom? ' It it a mere negation? The bare privilege' Of not boing chainod, of not being nought and told, branded and scourged? If this bo all, tbeir froodom la a bitter mock ery, a cruel dolusioo, and it may well be quoit lonod wbetbor alavory were not better. But Liberty Is ho negation. ' It ii a sub stantive, tangible reality. It ii the realiza tion ' of . tboae Imperishable truths of the Dcclaratlon,"that all mon are created equal," that the sanction of all just government Is "the consent of tbe governed. Applause Can those be realized until each man - bas a right to bo board on all matters relating to bimsolf?... Tbe plain truth is, tbat oacb man knowt bit interosi beat. "If he it compelled to pay, if be may be compelled to fight, If be be required implicit ly to obey, ho should be legally entitled to be told wbat for; to bave bis consent . asked, and bis opinion counted at wbat it it worth. There .ought , to be no pariahs io a full, grown and civilized nation, no perioni dis qualified exoept through tbeir own defaults." .rl would not losutt sour Intellleeuee bv diaeesaintr an plain truth, bad not tbe naa- tion and prejudice of this generation called in question tbe very axioms of , tbe Declara tion.' )., , ?..'.! :.:'y . , , ' : After arguing tbe subject of soffraceat length, and giving a sketch of tbe history of me rrancQise in England, the Ueneral con cludes as follows: , , . - Tbe struggle it , again going on. : Tbe great storm through which American liberty bas just passed, gave a temporary triumph to tbe enemies of popular right in England. But our recent glorious triumph it tbe signal of disaster to tyranny, and victory for the people. . Tbe liberal party in England . are jubilant, and will never real until tbe ballot It in the band of tbe working man, and . tbe temple off English liberty rests unon the vruau loanaauoo or popular. auQrage..-.Lot oa learn rrom this, that soffrace and aafaiv. iiae iioony ana union, are one and insepa rable., Applause. .. It it related in aneient table that ono of the gods, dissatisfied with tbe deereei of des tiny, attempted to ateal tbe box in which waa kopt the decrees of the Fates, but be found it was fastened to tbe tbrono of Jupi ter oy a goiaen cnaip, and to remove it would pull down the pillars of heaven, r- So ia tbe sacred ballot-box, which holds tho decreet of freomou, linked by the indis soluble bond of necessity to tbe pillars of tbe republic, and ne who tampers with Ha de creet, or pluckt it away from itt place in our temple, wui perish amic tbe ruint be bat wrought. A Striking Scene. The eontroveriy in England about our civil war appears to ee growing warmer ev ery day, ano strong reeling is manitested on bo(b tides. Tbe anti-tlavery policy of tbe United States Government bas added large ly to tbe strength and enthusiasm of our English friends. At a recent great meeting in Manchester, toe noa. ijyuipn istaniey, who has recently visited this country, made a long and powerful speech in defense of tbe union cause, in tne course or wnicn ne paid a bigb tribute of admiration to tbe charac ter of Northern officers wbo bad taken by preference the posts of command in the black brigades, and among tbem he men tioned Colonel Shaw, who wat killed .at Charleston, and whose body was covered with the dead bodies of bis negroes, wbo bad fought around bim to tbe last. Wat it a tpeoimen of toutbern "chivalry," be asked, wben ueneral peauregara, in answer io ine request tbat tbe body of Colonel Sbaw might be tent within tbe Federal linea for interment, eontemptously answered that "be bad buried bim with bii negroes!" I lay, laid Mr. Stanley, I tbould bave been very proud to bave bad lucb a grave at tbat. At tbit point tbe whole audience rote to tbeir feet, and broke into loud and continued cheering. A Word to the Bots A lazy boy mcket a lazy man, just as a orooked sapling makes a crooked treo. Wbo ever yet taw a boy grow up in idionoss, tbat did not make a shiftless vagabond wben be became a man, unlets be bad a fortune left him to keep up appearances? Tbe great mass of theives, panpen and criminals bare come to wbat Ihev are bv betas brought up in idlencBi. Tboae who oonttitute the buriness part of tbe community those wbo make our great and usoful men wore taught to bo Indus-trions, Chief-Justice Chase on the Franchise. Chief-Justice Chase lately Addressed the following letter to a committee of col ored persons who requested bim to ad dress themTv NEW ORLEANS, June 6, 1865. j Gentlemen: I should hardly feel at liberty to decline the invitation you have tendered to me in behalf of the loyal col ored Americans ol New Orleans, to steak to them on the subject of their rights and uuuea aa cmz na, u i naa not quite re cently expressed my viewt at Charleston, in an address reported with substantial accuracy, and already published in one of the moat widely circulated journals of this city. Hat it seems superfluous to re peat them before another audience. It Is proper to say, however, that these views, baying been formed years sinee on much reflection, and confirmed in new and broader application by the events of civil war now bapptly ended, are not likely to undergo hereafter any material change. Tbat native freemen, of whatever com plexion, are citizens of the United States that all men held at slaves in the Slates which joined in rebellion againBt the Uni ted Slates, bave become freemen throuch executive and legislative acta during the war! and tbat these freemen are now citi ens. and consequently entitled to the rights of citizens, are propositions which in my judgment cannot be successfully controverted. And it ta both natural and right that colored Americans.entitled to their riebta as citizens, should claim tbeir exercise. Tbey should persist in this claim respect fully bnt firmly, taking care to bring no discredit opon it by tbeir own actions. Its justice is acknowledged by great num bers of their white fellow-cilizens, aod these numbers are constantly increasing. The peculiar conditions, however, un der which these rights arise seem to im pose on those who assert them peculiar duties, or rather special obligation to the discharge of common duties. Tbey should strive for distinction by industry, uy souneiy, vj patient peraeverance in well doing, by constant improvement in religious instruction, and by the constant practice of Christian virtues. In this way they will surely overcome unjust hostili- ity, and eonvince even tee most preju diced that, tbe denial to them of any right which citizens may properly exer cise it equally unwise and wrong. Our national experience baa demon straled tbat pnblie order reposes moat se curely on the broad base of universal suf frage. It bas proved also that universal sun-rage fa the sure guarantee and most powerful stimulus of individual, social and political progress. May it prove, moreover, in that work of reorganization which now engages tbe thoughts of all patriotio men, tbe best reconciler of the most perfect public security and tbe moat apeedy and certain revival of general prosperity. Very respectfully, yonrs, S. P. CHASE. Messrs. J. D. Rudanez, L. Gollis, and L. Banks, Committee. Aim at Something. Arthur Oilman, fa one of bis nil him art, dretses. tells wbat be calls an Andovrr story. Que day, be says, a man went into a atore there, and began telling about a fire. "There bad never been such a fire," ho said, "in tbe county ot ttuex. A man, going by Deacon Pettingill't barn, saw an owl on tbe ridge pole. He fired at tbe owl. and tbe waddine. somehow or other, getting into tbe ibingles, sei me nay on nre, ana it wat an destroyed ten torn of bay, tlx bead of cattle, tbe finest horse in tbe country," etc. Tbe dea con wai nearly crated by it Tbe men in tne atore began exclaiming and commenting upon it. "Wbat a loss!" taya one. "Why. tbe deacon will nigh break down under it, sayi another. And to they went on tpecu lating, one after another, and the conversa tion drifted on all sorts of conjectures. At last a quiet man, who sat spitting fn tbe fire, looked up and asked. -Did he Kit the owl?" Tbat was for getting at the point of the tning. L.et an public speakers, in tbe pul pit and elsewhore, beed tbe moral. Did you aim at semetbing, and did yon bit wbat you aimed at? No matter about tbe splurge, and tbe smoke and tbe bay, "did you nit tbe OWIf a. ketbosfect. in this late war we fought, in the name of the old nag and on tbe aoil of every State tbat was leagued in rebellion, two hundred and fifty-two battles. rising to tbe dignity of engagements. Of these tbe soil of Virginia drank tbe blood of eignty-nlne, lennessee witnessed tblrty-sev en, Missouri twenty-nve, ueorgia twelve. South Carolina ten, N. C. eleven, Alabama seven, Louisana thirteen, Arkansas sixteen, Florida five, Texas live, Maryland fire, Ken tucky fourteen, tbe Indian Territory and New Mexico one each. Once tbo wave of war rolled Into a Northern State, and broke in tbe great billow of Gettysburg. Of these battles enumerated, sixteen were naval en gagements of a magnitude and meaning that fade ont in tne comparison tne record ed naval glories of the psit Van Tromp with bis broom looks use a boy witn a ny brush. Chicago Tribune, Tbx sun ia not God, though Hit noblest image. He enlighteneth the world by his brightness, his waimth giveth light to the products of tha earth ; admire hira aa the creature, the instrument of God, but worship him not. Advioi is like snow.the softer it falls, tha long er it dwells upon, and the deeper it sink into, the mind. Lincoln's First Dollar. One eveninar in tbe Executive Cham ber there were present a number of gen tiemen, among tbem Mr. Beward. A point in the eonversation suggesting the thought, Mr. Lincoln laid, "Seward. you never heard, did you, how I earned my first dollar?" "No," taid Mr. Seward. "Well." re plied be, "I was about eighteen years of age. I belonged, you know, to what is callcd.down South, the "scrubs." Peo ple wbo do not own land and slaves, are nobody there. Bat we had succeeded ia raising, chiefly by my own labor, suffi cient produce, as 1 thought, to justify me in taking it down to tell. "Alter much persuasion, I got the con sent of mother to go, and constructed a little flatboat, large enough to take the barrel or two of things, that we had cath- ered, with myself and little bundle, down to New Orleans. A steamer was com ing down the river. We bave, you know, no wharves on tbe Western streams, and the custom was, if passengers were at any or the landings, for tbem to go out in a boat, the steamer stopping and taking tbem on board. , "I was contemplating my new flatboat, and wondering whether I could make it stronger or improve it in any particular, when two men came down to the shore in carriages with trunks, and, looking at (he different boats, singled out mine, and asked, 'Who owns this?' I answered. somewhat modestly, 'I do 'Will you,' said one of them, 'take us and our trunks out to the steamer?' "Certainly, said 1. 1 was very glad to bave the chance of earning something. I supposed that each wonld give me two or three bits. The trunks were put on the flatboat, the paseengers seated themselves on the trunks, and I sculled out to the steam boat. . ''They got on board, and I lifted up their beavy trunks, and put tbem on deck. The steamer was about to put on steam again, wben I called out that they had forgotten to psy me. Each of tbem look from his pocket a silver hall dollar. and threw it on the floor of my boat. I could scarcely believe my eyes as I picked up the money. Gentlemen, you may think it was a very little thing, and in these days it seems like a trifle; but it it was a most Important incident in my lire. I could scarcely credit that I,a poor boy, bad earned a dollar in less Jhana day that by honest work 1 had earned a dollar. Tbe world seemed wider and fairer before me. 1 was a move toperul and confident being; frcm that time." W. J). ell$. ; Insanity the Result of a Joke. There' is now fn a female lunatic asy lum at Hammersmith, says the London vourt Circular, a lady of exquisite beau ty.who was driven mad by being suddenly started by ber maid. Tne lady'a name is H- , and she resided with her hus band,' Mr. H , a wealthy shoemaker, at a splendid mansion in Cavendish Square. One evening about six weeks ago, she strolled in the dusk into her husband's library, to procure a book. Tbe lady'a maid saw her enter tbe apartment, and in a mere frolic concealed herself behind the . curtains belonging to tbe window, until ber mistress had placed her hand upon the work she came in search of, when she suddenly sprang upon ' her with a loud shout. The lady was so as tounded by the shock thst she was struck senseless. Delirium ensued; confirmed madness followed, which has ever since continued without abatement, to a de- See dangerous to all who come near her. er propensities are fierce and vicious; she tries to bite all wbo Come near ber, and it is more than probable tbat she will never recover ber reason. The celerity witb which the execution of tbe conspirators at Washington followed tbe approval of tbe sentence, bas attracted some deal of attention. It is worth while to re call in tbia connection tbe proceedings ia tbe case of Belliogbam, the murderer of Mr. Perceval, prime minister of England, In tbe year 1812, especially aa tbe assaitination of Mr. Perceval bat often been compared to the murder of tbe President Belliogbam committed hit crime at about five in tbe afternoon of Monday, May lltb, 1813. His trial took place at tbe Old Bailey, on Friday tbe 15th; be was at onee found guilty, and was executed at 8 o'clock on Monday morning tbe 18tb a full week from tbe date of the fatal deed not having expired. . If a train moving at tbe rate of twenty five miles an boar were stopped instantane ously, tbe passengers would experience a concussion equal to tbat of a body falling from a height of nineteen feet; tbey would be burled againat tbe sides of tbe carriage witb a force equal to tbat wbtcb tbey would be exposed to, in falling from a window on the second floor of a bouse. - If tbe train were moving at tbe rate of thirty miles per hour, tbey might as well fall from tbe height of three pair of stairs; and an express train would, in point of fact, make tbem fall from fourth ttory. Instantaneous breaks are therefore lo be avoided if possible. Tbe older a man grows the fonder be be- Ar tha dim diatanoea of childhood. (TV lis v a w - w nf liaht.hnartfMi nleasnra which he has loft an far behind him. The words, youth and beauty, stir Id bis mind, tbe old asso ciations of the past, and call up within bim a . . . - .a. a n . springs oi maisunoi lonuness.