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WEEKLY JlJJLLJiJLXTo'- ROSS &. ROSSBH, Publishers. MAYSVILLE, KY, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 1864. VOLUME 3 NUMBER 15 5 I t 7 mrps OF VDVF.ItTISl.NG. . re i Twelve lines of this tne type 1 t" ileOu luv WWIU VI . - i 0 E s 2 CO 2 a a 3 a o rr U & CO 1 1 .00 $ 1 .75 $2.50 $3.00 ffi.00 10 1.50 2.60 8.50 4.00 8.00 15 2.00 8.00 4.50 5.50 10.00 20 1 mettlon S Insertions 3 Insertions w Month O.50 S.50 5.'0 .."" io.v" s- 4.00 fl.oo s.oo io.oo 20.no 80 Two Months rShs 5.00" 7.50 10.00 12.50J5.C0 85 c-. Months 7.50 10.00 V2.S0 j.vi- One Year 10.00 15.00 2Q-00 25.00 50.00 SO , THJ3 JiUIXETlN. 1-DDLlsnEO EVERY THURSDAY BY itoss uoss i: ir , Editors and Proprietors. MAYSVII.t.F, sr.p. s A Morning Hymn. Sir g to the Lor " ! Tho id-.ades of night At his command have poescd away, And the morning' doubtful light Hath brightened totbefull orbed day. Wat:hcd by that Eye that never tdeepi, Sale and in y.nfidonce we slept; Who sun and cUrs innumerable Keeps, Hi servants faithfully have kept. o earthquake rdix-k, no hungry flame, No tempest with destroying brenth, At midnight to onr dwelling camo, To make our sleep tho sleep c I ueatu. Tl;v guardian angels. Lord! rrd! were near, I n.l -o-the the t'rast; , To smooth the pulso an N. r trtur'ng pain, nor hamting tear Hrcke the sweet quiet of oar re.-t. Now ca'ded t" duty by the light, Our mornirp tvank to thee we pray F.-r the kind ministry of tho night, For the new glory of the day; For li:e preserved, for strength renewed, For the tie. r Love that guard us still: l',:it lnist we i-ak our grati.ule By w ills suhmissive U tny will. Hcpe. Ti e WrrM may change from old to new, From i.ew to t hi again; Yet hope ami heaver, lorever true, W'i hin muii's heart remain. The .1 -tains thai llis- the weary eoul, Tl v !-tri!2gi"-s of (he strong, Ars step t' war I s--me harpy feoal, Tlie dory of Hope's sol g. Hope leads thee! i'.d to phin; the Cu;r, The man t.i sow the seed; ?or 'eaves tnlfi'incr.t to her hour, But prompts at-ain to den'. And ere npon lira old manVdust The grass iscen to wave, We look through fallen tears to trust Hope's si. ushine on the grave. Oh nclit i no flattering lure, ISo fancy, weak or fond, Wln hope w.'U (1 bi a us rest secure In better life beyond. Kor loss nor rdiame, nor grief ucr sin, ller i roinise may gaiiisay; Tl e voice Divine hath fpoke within, And God did reVr betray. From the Atlautie Monthly. The Bridge of Clouds. BY U. W. l-ONOTELLOW. l3iirn,0 cvtniLg hear h, and waken Pleasant visions, nsof uldl Though the house by winds be shaken, Safe I keep this room of gold! Ah! no longer wizard Fancy Builds its castles in the ir, Lurine me by necromancy Up the never-ending stair! Uut, instead.it builds roe bridges Over many a laik ravine, Where, 'neath the g.i-ty tidges, Cataracts dash and roar unseen. An 1 Teres tnem, littl heeding Blast of wind or torrent's roar, As I follow tho receding Footsteps that have gone before. Naught avnils the imploring gesture, Naught avails tho cry of pain! When I touch the flying vestuTe, Tis the gray robe of the rain. Baffled I return, and leaning O'er the parapetsof clond, - Watch the mist, that, intarxening, T"rnps the valley in its shroud. And thesounds of life, ascending, . Faintly, vaguely, meet ttit ear, Murmur of hells and voires bkuding With the rush of waters ocar. Well Ifenow what there lies hidden, Every tower ai.l town and farm, And, again, the land forbiddea, Resumes ite vaDqui.-died charm. Well I knew the recret places, And the nests in hedye and tree; At what door are fiiendly faces, In what hearts a tbcugbt of me. Through the mist and darkness, sinking, Blown by wind and beaten by showor, Down 1 fiiug thi thought I'm thinking, Down I tossthis Alp.ne flower. Tho female soldiers, discovered in the disguifc regular anilorm, are said to bt good fighters. Prentice sajs the women who wear the breeches always were. Oyters are more plentiful on tbe shores of tbe Chesapeake this eeaBot (ban they bare besn for a Lumber of years. Tiie creeks and bars are raid to at-oucd with these of tbe best quality. Statement of Bishop Kavanaugh. To the Public: It is well known to the public that I was recently arrested by the military authorities on this const, and was re quired to answer to certain charges preferred against me, by persons even now unknown to me. If I were but a private individual, holding ro official position in the Church with which I am connected, I should perhaps deem it best to remain content with the vindication of my conduct, s established by tbe investi gation before Generals Mason and Mc Dowell; but claiming, as I do. to be a min is'er of Christ, and clothed aJ I am. with the high functions of a B'shop in the Chnmh,! whosf duty it if, bv precept and example,! to inculcate the lessons taught by my DNine Master, I owe it to the cau?e of relig'on and j tiuth.and to ray high and sacred cillin, to explain to tbe public frankly, and In all hu ' miiity, thfl c'rcnmtancHS connected with my ' arrest. 'I he very Tact of my arrest implies a suspicion of improper conduct on my part, und it i dun t? the Church of which I am a minister, that I should explain the cirrum- sHrces, bat do repr'sch m iy r-t npun the 1 cause ot th religion which I profes to teach ! and practice. In making hi- publict'ion, I , have no motive but to v'pdica'f myself frim 1 suspicion, mid my high i ftico frm reproach; ! and I doit, with ro feelings of ipiorulon j complaint gtuift tlie rmlit iry auiuonties, by allof whom I was treated with the ut most ccurtpv and kin Ihi-ss. With tlii p'olimio iry exiii-'iiation. I now j proceed to state, that whl I wa in ntten 1 j anc at a rtnp meeting, some thirty miles from S'ock'jn, at the ranch of Mr. IJUck,; on tbe rfcd t' Copporoolis trnni th city of ; Stockton, on the l.Mi day ot July, and j shortly before I had an appointment to ; preach, I w :i approached by Ci; Jacks. m, ! l'rovost Marsh! of the S imliorii I) strict of J California, who took me nsi le, with one ot , mv brethren in the ministry, ('he 'i:v Mr J Hurchard ) ami sa d he was or.l. r-d 'a arrest t me, and to tik p 8ssi-..n of my person and j property ar.il take tn to Sj') Frar.fiso I I told him I wouo! jo' with him. O i boir.g . itifrmed that I ha) an appointment ti ' p'P.ich at the hour ot 11 o'clock, ha sail I, cou'd do so. and ho would stay and hoirmt. 1 After the 11 o'clock services wo dined at; Mr. Klack'-, aft'-r which the C.vprain asked j me to meet him on tlie boat lor Siu Frio- i cisco a 4 n'c'ork on the nex' dav t Stock- j tor, which 1 aired him I would do, and ! did so a c idinly. From the tune of mv arrs, the Cipt-'"t i I r the nke ol ipnenide and I eace.ei j lined : secrecy up n m and my friends is M 'he I arrest, ii i'il I -h.ol'd reach Sr.x-k fo-i . '' 'Irsre'iu t I yielded my lul' c.nsont, as I( i ei' her v ishe i t h ) the cmse or t ti i ncoi- j sion of at.v troutile to the authorities or p-o- j l'j ol Calitorria, and carcfiii.y ob erve I th i i junction. I ace -nip i"! l tlj.i lrov .st Marshal to this ci'y. On parting on the, boat, in 'he moriiini. ha r- qiies'" 1 m-i to ' meet h;ni at his ofli a twelve o'clock I : complied wi'h tn: re'piest, when tin told ! me he was r. quired to examinn mv hisr'g.', ! my letters, e,c, whirh he did in the pr -s j et.ee of ttie He v. Mr. Iir ivn of this C.tv, an I j myse'f. He di 1 tins . fli e with all h dl- i u-.icy he Could , to be faithful to his or.l.g-i-j lii.i.s. Ho then at'C'impinieii me to Gm J M.isoi.'s lieadqu ir'e s, the Assistant I'rov.-si Marshall (j'Mi--r-d lor this Coast. I now. lean. i ll from (ien. Mason for the first time, I he charges tint were inadi against mo lid j sa'd it h id lieen stated of me in his oOice , FirM That I was a ciuzeu ol the State i of 0-ori:; I Secondly 1 hat I had crossed the mili tary lines with a pass from tho Co:. federate authorities; and Thirdly 1 hat I was on this Cou3'. with out any visinle bus.ix-iu. These cha-g s were veiba'Iy stated I whs not furnisl.ed with anv wrtteu cnarges or spec Scat ions, nor with the names ot mv accuser or accusers. I did not nsk who pre ferred these charges. Infi- ed. I had no de sire to know thti names o; thoi') who n u'd ret on loot sncn baseless accusations, live to Gen M ascu a st at em en I of the facts in the ca-c, to which he replied, that he thought if I would commit tho stalem -nts t writing and present them to bin, tnat they would bo satisfactory to Gen McD iwell, 1 did so, and presented him the following sUUment of facts: San Fkancisco, Ca!., July 20 h, 1861. Brigadier- Genera! John 8. M't&m, Aw'tl arit J'rov'St Mnslial (SencrulDeur SVr: I arrived in Cal fornia a few weeks g , oo business exclusively connected w.ui the Church ol which 1 am a member, and am here on no political mission ot nv charac ter w hatsoever. I am a native of Kentucky, in which btate-1 have resold I all my life, with the exception of ab ut t.vo years piss ed in the citv of Cincinnati. The priut.d minutes of onr Church will how nn wvnere abouts from the year 1823 to 151 when I was elected to the Eoiscopa y Fr nn that time lotlr.s.rny residence ti is b.e.n at V--r-sails, Kentucky Smco the commence mtiit of the war, 1 have never crossed ttie military lines, nor entered any Stita in re bellion, except on a visit to Nashville, Tenn., then in possession of the Federal troops and under tneir control, toge her with tho whole line of road liom my residence to that city. I have never beeu a politician, nor in any manner participated actively in political af fairs, and have never preached politic either before or sn.cn the war. On tho contrary, I have invariably discouraged it in th minis try of the Chu'ch over which I had in some sense tlie supervision. For tho truth of this statement, 1 appeal to all who have ever heaid me, or kuowo my conduct on this Coaet, or elsewhere. The particular occasion of my presaDt visit to California is as follows: The Fac.fi: Con fereLce of tbe Methodist Episcoptfl Church South has beeu, for four years, without tho presence of a Bishop. During this period a number of tbe members of the body were elected to the order of Deacons and E'.dars in tho churcb, aud for the want of ordina tion, could not administer tbe Sacraments ot tbe Cnurcb. Their ordination became an imperative necessity. The Conference pass ed a resolution appointing the Rev A. M. Bailey to correspond with me on the sub ject of a visit to this coast, to ordain these ministers. in:s resolution is on me recoroa cf the Conference, and is mentioned in the correspondence botween theTlev. Mr. Bailey and myself. This corrosponlenee with me was ordered because I wa9 the only accessi ble Bishop, able to travel ro far, and per form the furcHons of the offl?o. I cam hnre on this business al.ni. and on no mis sion, either directly or indirectly, connected with politics or the war; and last of all to stir up dissension or encourage opposition to the Government or laws. Tlosi ling, as I do, in Kentucky, where great diversity of opin ion prevails in regird to the war, I haya deemed it my duty, as a minister of tho Gospel, not only to abstain from participat ing in political affiirs, but. on th contrary to militate as far as practic ible. the aspert v of feeling which prevail bo w'dclr in that State. I havn deemed ra'ne to be a mission of love and peace, and have so acted both the-e and here. So far as I know my con duct has never been questioned in Kentucky bv the military authorities (where I have lived so long and am so widelv known) not withstanding the intense excitemant which has prevail in that S'.itn Under the circumstances, I find myself comprativel v a strarur on this coast, and far irorn my home, suddenly arra'gnel be fore the military authorities on charges pro ferre I bv persons wholly unknown to me. That I am deeply pained bv this prorpol ing, I candidly confess; not so much becaujp of ny personal injury to myself, us because of the reproach it bring on my sacred call- ing, und on ttie Church with which I am ' cordial welcome to the cabin of M r Steven connected I acknowledge, however, w:'hjson. Soon after this, Indian hostilities pleasure, tho curesy whi'h ha been er- i ceased and Mr. Stevenson erected a cabin a tenod to m by all the flicors connote! ! few miles distant, on a tract of land he bad with tho affiir, and trusting that this expl I purchased, and there removed bis family; mtion f tu y conduct ami mot'ves mir 'and in that cabin, within the simo year, prove Fatis'acturv, I am, very respectfully, j 17S0, Jam 's Haw an I Benjamin Ogden or Y nirs, II. II. Kavantgii. ganiz ! the fint society of Mt tho lists e.sta1)- I was called upon for no proofs an 1 sub- I'-'ed in tho wilderness of Kentucky. muted none other than tha foregoing stato- ' From that time to his death, covering a merit; nor do I know whit proofs, "ll ativ ,' per od.or for'y year?, his house was a ro-ular were adduced against ma. " ' preaching plaj, and thero tho woiry itiner- Aftor submitting this sr foment, I called iant preachers found days of pleasant rest in person upon Gn. McD iwell. who ra. ! from their arduous labors. To the primitive coive- mo respectfully, and expressed h is ! r ibin firsl erected, other an I larger build ing ii'isficion w fh mv explanation in reply- to Wt,re added; but rothing now remains to th charges preferred agiinst me. Wo then ! m ,he Phce r-otahla in the early hi-tory had some conversation in rpect to the ! "' Kentucky Methodism, save tho adjacent name of the "Methodist Episcopal ChurCn l'rying ground, whero sleep the remains of South." I expl lined to him that this nara-j I Thomas and Sarab Stevenson, and many of was adopted in 1854. at tha time whoo a lhoir P!-eer neighbors, tho old spring, the division, ur.foriu.a'ely, occurrel iu tha foundations of destroyed house-, an 1 a mas Meih-dist Church, an 1. of course, lon ' slve chimney, which stands, or did anterior to th.j war. ami when thn cm.nirv i s!a, (1 'w years since, a monument alike was onrirelv at peace; ami that the teini ' "f earlv Methodism, and of the mechanical S o.i.h" was appended, .lot as indicating a ; t-k''l! of Governor T omas Metcalfe, who p .1 tical sii'.im.mt, but a go i-raphicil j "ectod it.and who subsequently disungmsh division and to des nt t ho "now Church I e(1 himself lu the war of 1812, was nine or ' iu'z it loo from tho old. and t'lat it wa, I ie old. and t'lat it Wii, .significition as applied I .h cli a til us tie cmiu - in ended to havi no signifie ition as aptdiacl I ... t ho u.ijiiri, unr ...-h ..nt .j .. - .rv. Tho General, however, thought that ' 1,,'ik. ..r. ....... r..,..tiii,... ,r ii,u .!. I term "Smth." a at-oli-.l to a Church oran- lz tion in iti's coast, was not oi.ly of ques tion.inlo propriotv, but was liable to misc. in struct ton On leaving tho General, I was most favor ablv impressed with his soldierly bearing, and wi:h tils evident desire to perform tho del. cie duties of his high station in a just -.nci impartial manner, an 1 I shall not soon forget l!io c mrtesy for which I am in lebrod to him and his associate offi'-er concerned :n my arrest And in this connection is is proper to say, that neither I , nor those of mv friends conversant with the character of the1 c.n arges preiorred against nit, blame any of tho military functionaries in charge of the Fao fiir co i.t foi calling mo to an account lor the items alleged against mo. Tho un scruptii His witness, it is presume 1, has renlerel hirnse'.t powerless of evil with tha c flicers of this post. I tiave deuiued this explanation proper, uoi so m ien to vindicate tnvsoif, as tuehioN my s.icrjd ollico from tho semblanco of wrong. H. 11. Kavanacgu. San Fbanciso, August loin, 16Gt . Watt the Isvextoi ofthk Steam Ejt Gi:"E A young man, wanting to sell spec tacles in London, petitioned t.ie Corporation t allow him to open a little shop, without paying the fees of freedom, and hu is refus ed. He gos to G'ascow, and tbe Corpora tion retusu h'm there. Ho makes tha ac quaintance of some memb.s of the TJni versitv, who God bim very intelligent, and permit bim to open his shop within tboir walls. He does not sell spectaclds and magic Isn'erns enough to occupy all his time; h" occupies himself atituervals in ta king asun -er aud remaking all the machines he can come at. Ho finds there are books ou mechanics written injloreign languages; h borrows a dictionary an 1 laarn thos languages to road thoso books. Tbe Uni versity people wonder at. him, aud ara fond of dropping i ito his little shop in the evenings, to tell him what they are doing, and to look at the queer instruments he constructs. A machino in the University collection wnnts repairing, and he is employed. He mkes it a new machine Tha steam-engine is constructed; and the giant mind of James Watt stands out before the world tha herald of a now force of civilization. But was Watts educ itod? Where was ho educited? At his own work-shop, ami in tha best manner. Watt learnal Latin when he wanted it for his own business. He learned French and G srm ui. but tboso things were tools, not ends. lie used them to promote his engineering plans, as ba used lathes and levers. Fincheii Review. Tns Alteksatitkfob Democrats. Tho Indianapolis Sentinel, the organ of the or gan of the Indiaua Democracy, says: This is the uuiversil expression of the Democracy of Indiana. Tne issue is the election of Liucoln or McClellan this is the only alternative. Wao such an issue is presented, can any Democrat, can aoy conservative cilizan, can any one who de sires tbe supremacy ot the law, order aud constitutional liberty hesitate foi a moment as to hit duty' The election of Liucota means war anarchy and disunion tbe suc cess of McClellan will bring peace aud the restoration of the Union. These are the is- 1 al,Aa imrnlva.t in lha alurvlinna ni O'loHer And I Noveuibor. From tho Owcnsboro Monitor. REV. EDWARD STEVENSON, D D. Rav. Edward Stevenson, D. D., of the Louisville Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died at bis residence in Rus sellville, Kentucky, on the 6th day of July, 1S61, aged nearly sixty-seven years. Dr. Stevenson was the pon of Thomas and Sarab Stevonson.who were numbered among the early Methodists of America, and early pioneers of Kentucky. ' They uoited, in tho Stao of Maryland, with the second socMv of Methodists organized In America, in 1763, when that denomination numbered less than two hundred members on this continent. Soon after the'r marriage they migrated to Kentucky, descending tho Ohio river in tho second flat boat that left Fort Dnquesne. (now Tittsburg,) for the wilderness of Ken tucky. The voyage was a perilous one, the country on eithershi.ro being infestad by hostile savages. The next boat which fol lowed them was attacked by Indians, fifty miles above Maysville, lost some of its pas sengers, and narrowly escapod capture. Mr. Stevenson and bis friends, however, ar rived safely at the mouth of Liraestono, and found a refuge in a ' blockhouse," or fort, in tho narrow bottom whore Maysville now stands, and a few weeks aft.T removed to Kenton Station, a few miles distant. During their stay in Kenton Station, Rev. Beijunin Oglen a Methodist preacher, ar rived there, li9 having been appointed, with Jan a II aw. Presiding Elder, to travel " Kent tick v Circuit." The missionary found crs in Lion ;ross From rx-ntucKy, anu 10 J'e Ti Governor of tho State, and throng' ou t h:s poitical career was familiarly knoi 'rs m L.on -ross irom ivniucKy, ana lour J iTi Governor of tho State, and through ou t h s rn.itical career was f am marl v unown "Old b'one Hammer " Uton" a tomb stono i tomb stone in .the neighboring igriveyard is tne foMowiog rc rd Sacked Ti Til K MEMOltt f'K SaKAH StEVES'SON, WHO WAS li RS OOT 'BKK 7tU, 175G, UNITED WITH TUB MKTUoDIST CUCBCH. AXD EMBRACED KELIOION IS 17G8. LIVED THE O SI'KI. HALF A CENTURY, AND DIED IN PEACE MAY 27TU, I8'J3," md beside tier rests ttie body of her husband, who also died In peace El ward Stevenson, the subject of this sketch, was born at the place described above, Octo6er 31,17117, was converted in his youth, and identified himself with the C'.urch of his parents.' He early became a minister, and preached his first sermon in his father's house, in the presence of fuher, mother other members ol tr.o family, ami a number of irreligious neighbors. Tho circumstances attending the preaching of th.it sermon, were detailed to tho writer of this sketch by Dr. Stevenson himself several years ago. The rec tit conversion and earnest zeal of young Edward in partic 'paling in prayer mooting exercises, attracted to a prayer mooting at his father's house a lrge num ber of irreligious persons, among whom were many of his young associates. By a singular circumstance all of tho members accustomed to participate in prayer meetings worn absent; wnereupon, an irreligious man importuimd Edward to preach for them Scarcely knowing what he did, he aro?e took the bible and hymn book, 6ng aud prayed, and announced his text: ' Piepiro to meet thy God," aid preached with power aud great success. Seven persons made pro fession of conversion that night, som 5 of whom were known to ba shining lights of tbe church a low years ago at an cdvanced age. Dr S evensou said in his ol 1 age of that firs: effort at pre ic ing, "I am disposed to regard that among the best sermons 1 ever preached " Dr Stevenson became a member of the Kentucky Conference iu 1S20, and remain ed in connection with it till its. division, in 181G, fter which period he was conuecte 1 with tba Louisville Conference.. He was stationed in most of tho largo towns aud cities of the State: as Mt. Sterling, Ilarrods burg, Danville, Hopkinsville, Kusse'villo. Bowling Green, Suelby v.illo, Frankfort, Maysville, Lexington, and Louisville, and was four years presiding elder of the Hopkiosville district. lia was a membarof the General Cuilerunco of lSli, and was among the protestants against the Abolition policy inaugurated therej which rent tbe Church in twain. He was a member of the Convention which met iu Louisville in 1815, and organized the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was a member of tbo first General Couferenco which met the ensuing ing year at Petersburg Va., aud was a mem ber of every Goneril Conference hold alter that time. In 1816he was elected by tbe General Conference 'Missionary Sjcrotary" and "Assistant Book Agent" ot the Church, with bis residence and office at Ljuisville. In 1850 he was re-elected Assistant Bo k Agent, and in 1851 was elected by the Gen eral Conference Cnief Agent of tne Publish ing Uouso, located at Nashville, Tonuesseo, and successfully conducted the affairs of that establishment, in connection with h.is asso ciate, for lour years. In 1853 he accepted tbe Presidency ol tbe'Russolville Collegiate Institute,' which position he filled with suc cess for nearly six years, ending witii his death. . The important stations Ud filled, as an itinerant minister, with credit to himself and profit to tbe Ghutch, the honors con ferred upon him by the Annual Conference, of which he was a member, and the im portant frusta committed to his charge by the General Conference; composed of dele gates from every conference in tne Church. 'show the high estimation in which ho was held by his brethren, and speak louder in his praise than any words of eulogy we might pronounce. The sickness, ultimating in his death, was long and severe. It was erysipelas, was caused apparently by slight wound on his finger, made by a piece of glass. During a considerable portion of bis illness he wasdelirius But there were mo ments of consciousness, during which he live evidence that his coufidence was in Christ, whom he had preached so long as the Saviour of them that trust in and honor Him. Several times he joined with friends in singing with" spirit and feeling tho sacred hymns ho had sung in other davs. He ex pressed his gratitude to God for His loving kindness to him, while for more than forty -five years he had preached his gospel. On one occasion he said:' 'My faith is invinci ble I know in whom I have believed. T 1 r T 1 . 1. . . , j .uy recoru is on nign. j kijow mat my iwo- :eeraer iivetn, ana mat ne snail statu at the latter day upon theearth. And, though, after mv skin worms destroy this body, yot in my llesh shall I see God. Whom I shall ' see for mvself, and my eyes shall behold.'! J ust before his death he exc. aimed, 'I am almost there!' In reference to departed friends who woro named, ho said, 'they are all so happy up there;' and soou his spirit went 4 up' to swell the number of tbe happy ones 'there ' Servant of God, well done; itvot from thy loved employ; The I'uttos for.ght, tlu victory won, Enter thy Master's joy. "Soldier cf Christ, well done! Praise bi: thy ne'.v employ; An 1 whi.eetorual ages run, Uest in thy eternal joy." J. W. C. A Kappy Home The first year of married life is an im portant era in the history of man and wife Generally, as it is spent, so is all subse quent existence. The wife and the husband then assimilate their views and their desires, or o'so, conjuring upon their dislikes, they add fuel to their animosities forever after wards. I have somewhere read, says Rev. Mr. Wise, in his Bridal Greetings, of a bride groom who gloried in his eccentricities. He requested his bride to accompany him into the garden, a day or two after the wedding. He then drew a line over the roof of their cottage. Giving his wife one end of, he retreated to the other side, aud exclaimed: Pull the line. She pulled it at his request, so far as she could. Ho cried: Pull it over. I can't she replied. But pull with all your might, still shout ed the whimsical husband . But in vain were all the efforts of the bride to pull over the liue, so long as her husband held the opposite end. But when bo came rond, and they pulled at the same end, it camo over with great easo. There! as tho lino fell from tbe roof, you seo how hard and ineffectual was our labor when wo both pulled in opposition to each other; but how easy and pleasant it was when we both pulled together! It will be so with us through Ute! In this illustration, homely as it may be, there is sound philosophy. .Husbaud and wife must mutually bear and concede, if they wish to make home a retreat of joy and bliss. Ono alone cannot make home happy. Thera needs unison of action, sweetness of spirit and great forbear ance and love in both husband and wife, to secure the great end of happiness in the domestic circle. Homo is no unmixed paradisa of sweets; tbe elements of poaca and true happiness ara there, and so, too, are the elements of discord and misery; and it needs only tho bitter spirit of tha world without to make it a pandemonium, or the loving geuius of harmony to make it the prompter of every affectionate impulse. Small Home-Faults. Homes are more often darkened by tho coutinu il recurrence of small faults than by the actual presence of any decided vice. Tnese evils are ap parently of very similar magnitude, yet it is easier to grapple with tbe other. The cistern Traveler can combine his forces and hunt down tho tiger that prowls opou his path; but ho can scarcely escape tho naus quitos that infest the air he breathes, or tho fleas that swarm in the smd he treads. The drunkard has been known to renounco his darling vice; the slave to dress and extrava gance, her besetting sin; but tho warpish Temp r, tho irritating tone, the rude domes tic manners, ana tne nunarea nameless negligences that spoil the beauty of associa tion, have rarely done other than proceed till the action of disgust and gradual aliena tion hag turned all the currents of alfectiou from their conrse, lowing nothing but a barren track over which the mere skeletou of the companionship stalk alone. Now and Then. In looking over the Literary American, published at New York, in I8oo, wo hod tba following, relative to our tbeu glorious aud happy Union: "Tho people aro independent and happy; peace sheds her blessing ou them; and in testine commotions aro far away; plenty fills their bams; freedom of person and freedom of thought is tboir inalienable birthright. Such is the birthright we have received from our forefathers." The writer of this little dreamed, at that date, to what our country would come through the machinations of traitors and fanatics. "Freedom of person and freedom nf thought" at tha present time is an Ad ministration joke, and as to tha people be ing happy, they can best answer that them selves. . Fiom the year 1353 to the com mencement of the present Administration was entirely different from tha past , three years and more. Saoddy now rules than Democracy. Quite a difference. Washing ton Constitutional Union. The Winter of Discontent Henry Win ter Davis. Cairo, Sept. 21. In April last a French family, named Castilain, living In tha edge of this city, were assaulted at night by teven or eight soldiers. The old man, seventy or eighty years of age, and the son and son's wife were all beaten until they were left In sensible. The old man has been hopelessly insane ever since, and the son has frequent attacks of insanity. The soldiers robbed them of the little property thev possessed. The matter was laid before the French Con sul at Chicago, who referred it to M. Mer cier, Minister at Washington. The Minister' ordered the Consul to go to Cairo and in vestigate the case fu'.Iy. He was on here in June, and after a patient investigatlon.raado his report to the French -Minister, who at once laid the matter befere the Washington authorities.and claiming $50,000 indemnity and the speedy punishment of the criminals: The authorities at Washington sent a Mili tary Commission here to probe the matter and find the criminals. The French Minister, it is understood, de mands tho arrest and punishment of tho military officer whoso duty it was to protect the family. Castilain applied to the Pro vost'Marshal of this post, who refused to) grant him and his house protection, npon the plea that he had not a sufBceccy of guards to detail them for such purposes. Secretary Ssward will again have to bend his supple knee to th6 haughty and imperi ous demands of foreign power. Grave) trouble will yet grow out of this unfortunate alTair. St. Louis Republican. Why the Dying Neveb Weep. The reason the dying never weep is because tha manufactures of life have stopped forever; every gland of the system has ceased its functions. . In almost all diseases, the liver is th? first manufactory that stops work;ona by one others follow, and all the function of life are at length dried up; there is no se cretion anywhere. No, the eye in death weaps not; not that all affection is dead In the heart, but because there is not a tear drop in it, any more than there is moisture on the lip. More Repudiation. The Westchester county, (N. Y.) Monitor renounces the Lin coln dynasty in favor of General McClellan. After referring to tbe imbecility, vacillations and corruptions of the Administration, that have so shocked the public mind the Moni tor say s: In view of these incidents against the Lin coln Administration, tbe Revolution in pub lic sentiment is astounding, and the country with one accord exclaims, give ns a change in the Administration. Influential presses, heretofore its advocates, all cry aloud give us a change'.' We certainly cannot be any worse off. We mu3t have it, or may high heaven alone protect our common country from ie impending doom that awaits ns in the downfall of our Government. An Irishman by "the nam of Patrick Murphy recently made his appearance at the United States Hotel, when the landlord said to him: "Why don't you go to work. A g-r-e-a-t b'g, doubled-fisted good-for-nothing stand up in the corner and drink a glass of lager Irishman like you should not be a begging.' Ha said he could not find any work, 'Well. then enter, the army. Thoro you can get $300 bounty, besides $16 a month and found.' 'Found! 'replies Murphy, 'bejabers, found dead on the bat tle field an, I'm not the man to 'see it in that.' That's what the matter with Pat Murphy. To Raise Large Army. Let Lincoln place a rifle in the hands of each of his four hundrei thousand lazy, and cowardly office holders, and order them to tbe front. Most of them have had considerable experience in rifling, and you may bet that all of them, know particularly how to charge. What a btilliaut and 'loyal' army they would make. Will tbese 'patriotic' cowards go? Ex. Bon Butler the beast and Dave Hunter the Statue thief are against McClellan. This is a very good reason why every patri ot and white men should go for Little Mao. Where the Money Goes. There are in Washington at presant, about twenty thous and negro women aod children. They live in huts erected for them by the Adminis tration, at an expense of hundreds of thous ands of dollers. These poor unfortunate creatures subsist upon the money of the people, used by the Administration for that purpose, and prostitution.and this in Wash ington, the proud'capitalof American free dom! : There is one provision of the Constitution which Lincoln has not violated himself or allowed others to violate. That is that the President's salary shall bt paid in gold. Lincoln is in favor of that provision, and insists upon its boing respected in his ease. "Honest Old Abe!" Influence of Iros on Vegetation. A curious discovery has recently been made regarding the influence of iron on vegetation. Ou the chalky shores of France and .Eng land, where there is an absence of iron, veg etatiou has a sera and blanched appearance. 'Phia is antirelv removed.it a d Dears, bv tha application of a solution of sulphate of iron. Haricot beans watered with this substance acquire an additional weight of sixty per cent. Mulberries, poaches, pears, vines and wheat, derive advantages from the same treatment. To the cultivation of clover wonderful advantages have bean gained by the application of the sulphate of iroi on soiU in whioh that ingredient is wanting and in cases where it is desired to produce an. early crop The material 13 of course oheap and "tba quantity applied small. All scalds i ' ir, nrnur.d tha bisirtW smith's anvil ahonltl be saved for tha land they are worth five 0 eta a quait to gardners. No fruit is ta much bauiSud by iroaru3l3 in wila paar. -j A lady correapoudonJ, who assumes to know bow boys ought to be trained, writes to an exchange asfollows: '0 mothers! hunt out the soft, tender, ganial side of your boy's cature. ' Mothers often do wUb. an old fchoo to tho boy's benefit.