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The Bounty L«ml Bill.
This important bill now before the Huiie,
passe*] the Senate on Wednesday last. A**
there are many person* interested in thi^
law, and asking for copies, \*e print it
low pubitco:
AN A S'l' m addition to certain act.'* granting
bounty land to certain othcers and ooJd.tus u h *
havt* been engaged in the unlit.o , ?e.u*v \
the Tinted >rat»*»
He it enacted. That each of the surviving
commissi med and non-commissioned othcer>.
musicians, and privates, whether of regular*,
volunteers, rangers, or militia, wh * wore
regularly mustered into the service ot th •
Inited States, and every officer, commission
ed and nou-coiumis'doned se im.in, ordinary
seaman. marine, clerk; and landsman in tiio
navy, in any ot the wars in whk h this coun
try has beeu engaged sine- seven* cen iun
dred and ninety, and each e? the survivors
of the militia, or volunteers, or Mur<' tr •*» s
of any State or Territory, ca led into military
service, and regularly mustered th rein, and
whose services have been paid by th** l nited
States subsequent to the eight-entfi day *»:
June, eighteen hundred and tweiv»., -had )•••
entitled to receive a c-rtitic ttc ». r wt.rurr
from the Department of the Inte:i*>r f r n
hundred and sixty acres**f land; an l wi. r
any of those who have *»o been uiu>t»*n*d in: -
serviceand paid shall have received a certifier
or warrant, he shall be entitle 1 to a ccrtifi * it '
or warrant for such quantity ot land ns
will make, in the whole, with wiiat h“ may
have heretofore received, one Imudic l an i
sixty acres to each such person having served
as aforesaid: Provided, The per >n &> hiv-'
ing been in service shall not receive said
land warrant if it shall appear by the mus
ter rolls of liis regiment »*r corps th v he in
serted, or was dishonorably discharge 1 tr <m
service: And, prvMed, J><rtiui, Thar n*> offi
cer, non-commissioned offiv^r, or private, ».,f
the militia or volunteers, wh<» w o called out
for the services of any $tat»*, and ret used by
the authorities of such State to be placed in
the service of the l nite 1 States, shall be en
titled to the benefits of this act.
Sic. 2. That in ca^e of thede-vh of any
f«r*on who, if living, w uld be entitled t»»
a certificate or warrant as aforesaid under
this act, leaving a widow , or, if no wil»'w. a
minor child or children, -uch widow, < r It no
widow, such minor child or children, shall
be entitled to receive a certificate «t war
rant for the same quantity «>t ; tnd that Mich
deceased person would l*o entitled to receive
under the provisi >ns ot this act it n<»w living:
Provided, That a .-u'^e^uent marriage shall
not impair the rig!it of any >nch wi low t >
Min'h wurrmC ii sl»c '*e a widow at the time
of making her application: .In ? a/<*./.
further, That those *u:ill l*e c >n>i«ieyed mi
nora who are so at the tim< this act shall
taka effect.
Sec. 3. That u^m case *ha!l any .-ueh eer
tifitate or warrmt he issued for any se rvice
less than fourteen day*, except where the
person shall actually have he* n engaged in
battle, and uule** the party claiming such
certificate or warrant shall establish his «<r
tier right theret * by record evidence i *aid
Sec. 4. That did certificates or war
rants may he assigned, tranfcrrel and
located by tho warrantee*, or their heirs
at-law, according to the provisions < t existing
iawM regulating the assignment, transfer,
and location of bounty lan l vrurant*.
Sec. 5. That no warrant issue 1 under the
previsions of this act shall 1 e locate 1 on >c.y
public lands, except *i*oh a - shall at the time
be subject to sale at either the minimum or
lower graduated price*.
Sec. 6. That th“ register; and roc iters <4
the several land office," shall f »* -everaliy au
thorised to charge and receive f>r their ^er
vices in locating all warrant* urd* r dp 1 r *
viioD* of this act, tie' oauie compensau 1
ner-centage to which they arc entitle1 i*v
law for rales of the public land*, t >r c-.i-ii a
the rate of one dollar :i»»d twenty-fixe cad*
per acre. The said compensation to a t i i
by the assignees or holder* of *uch warrant-.
Sec. 7. That from and ift**r the passage t
this act all persous now cur lie 1 u|*m the
Invalid tension list whose pension- hex**
been allowed under any genera! laxs or lyxx -
ahttll be oiiutled to receive, if a commission
ed officer, twenty-one per centum u) *n th*
amount now allowed, and non-con»mi>sione 1
officers and privates iuriy-tw • p r c ntuin on
(be am on n' now allowed or pai l under exist
ing law -
" r.e provisions a this net.
ini ad th* unty-land laws herctof tv pa*
•ed <>\ » v-:.gre", ^hn.?* be extended t-» In
liar-*, i«. th.*- -am*' manner nnd t< the same
etieut a* .! the said Indian* hn l 1 • eu whi;
«>the benefits of this act.
Sr '0. That the beuefits of this act shad
f e eT rd *'J t'% und embrace th1''*- wdio scix» 1
H volunteer* aft the invasion *4 1 fattaburg,
»n **#»- eifc' » vn he ’’ ; *r ' * “
, ■- * h,s :tcr
j„ ir }| Cf T'V 0 i X' it li
tU art i .c * ; nT
• * * ' ■
. „ ; , .. . ’ • v. I i* volunteers
at th* atta town, in 1iclaware, hv .
tuc Hritiaii liee», in the xxar of eighteen but.* ^
area an«i twelve—nueeu.
Sic. 13. That each of the surviving otuei r
and privates who in any ot the wars m
which this country lias been engage l per- j
formed military service against the public
though not regularly called or mus
tered into service of the United States, and
the widows and chddren of such othe rs and
privates as are dead, shall be entitled to all
the benefits of the first aud second sections
of this act.
__— — - • — —
The Chief Uugv r- and Superintendents •
of the Rail Roa - l t: - State, held a meet- j
lag at the Kx d vn^e H t • in Richmond, on i
Teeedav f r the pur*** * < t establishing a
State institution of Civil Engineers for the
general itri rrovement « ■: the profession.
From the Richujv nd H i,:g we learn tnat
they orgat tei iaeko* into a regular so- >
Charles l *. J e ng elected Presi-.
4«bt, Thoms* * U * ns*>ii, Engineer of
fhe 0r*4g* Alexandria Rail Koad,
Vice Preside?*:, an t If. W. Vandergrift, Se
cretary. Triannual meetings of the Society
will be held, when all subjects appertaining j
te work® of internal improvement within the
State «rit) be discussed, A constitution and
by-laws were adopted and ordered to be pub
lished f « S. »\ will include all mew
in tl - ' . l v i).:ty be duly elected.
rho Louisville Journal contains an able
article in relitmu to certain movements of;
* >rae tiermans ami other foreigners in that
quarter, in opposition to Christianity and
the l'Jble. We are happy to believe that in j
tin3 country the intiJel notions ot these peo- j
p!e are not iikelv t > take root, even w ith a
r * .
maj ritv of their own c utitrvmen. America
is nut the place fur the growth of any .such
iiHj-o) V»/ principles.
i !ie ctl'i-r.' t * re\ dutii ni/e the (Juvenm nt
of Mexico >till c utinue, and a; The la>t
d ite. the forces of Alvarez were victorious
o.er those i f Santa Anna, in several • f the
Mexican >u*0'. IVbaMy no country in
the world i> in a more di>>*rdered *. nditi n
t?i .n Mexico, at this time.
The atteiiti' n of those wishing to ivJvrriis--,
in the adjoining counties, i- requested to tiie
advertisement of that excellent journal, the
t 'ulpeper < observer, in an ither column. The
Observer has a 1 uge circulati n. an 1 deserves
liberal > ippt i t.
Mr. Faulkner explains hi> vot« with re
gard t * the Kn >\\ Nothing resolutions. We
are verv sir ngly «>i tin* opim a iha: Mr.
Faulkner l’i*» next cUxtiou will find a
"it u«lt*r road to travel," tii;i:; any he has vet
euconntere {.
Several liies have recently occurred in
New \ ork, from defects in the coiitruc’d n • !',
h >t air furnaces. These furnaces, unless
great c ir»* 1H» taken with them, seem to be '
danger. »u*.
T • residence < t Mr. Joutfci Green near ■
t!ie Fati'pii *.*r S trings, was entirely eoii«u::i
c i by fir *, -vita all ii- furaitu \ oit S itur i iv
vv OK.
'i ..c i •*! rua: v i.timber »f the S .athern
1‘iaiu* r has been issue i, ami is tilled with
intercsiin. agricultural detail'.
T< Irgrtiphlc lU-»|i.itihr«.
NV\'U!m r>\, Fe>». d.— The foil'wiug con
tirm items \v»*re made by the >< nate to-dav:
j S unuel 1*. F llins. of Fa., to be F..j»'ul f r
the Umpire < f M »rocci , vice George \ .
! Brown, recalled; George 11. (’hil ls, Chief
< Miner of the Mint in Fail t lelphia, vice Mr.
UV vle: lorn v. 1; Philip 11 irvev to le Sur
vey*." at BuHingt ’ii, 1 >vva, vice Mr. Frvrpen
t* r. r* dgm i: M irtiu P.im^dl, to be Surveyor
at 1 i-ov. New’ Yoik, vice Mr. Brownell, re
.'igncui aua S. >. (. .\. edit r ot tr«* Ohio
V itC'iinin, nominated as S<.cn larv of the
1 Legation at Lima. Fern, vice John B Miller
it New Y rk.wh n uiinati >n was vvith
i drawn.
The statement *hat G n. Cushing has any
I interest in the Nicaragua Transit F mpany
i' faNe.
d’ho ontinued illness i-f Mrs. Breckin
ridge, now >iek in this city, rendered it im
1 possible for Major Breckinridge t > have for
Spain, and he theielme yesterday resigned
! rlie commission which he had accepted a
.r • . i> • t i :_.. . i
.’Itdl? u. I ii* I I * i' 4 ii u<p *1 imuuiru
Augustus C. 1» Ige. the [ S Senat ; tr m
1 wa, tor that po.-iri n. an 1 i«. - lav he was
. ei ntirun 1 hv the Senate.
Charleston, Feb. 8 -The New Orleans
] at ers of S m i tv ! i.-r i*.t\<* l^en '. <• aiived,
but they e» ntain i > ne.vs fnmnteur.
A thunder st« mi occurred hero t lay.—
The thermometer stands at 4'»*>.
t'uUAa), l\‘h. lb—ticiieral Shi* Ids i- an
nounced as a candidate for Congress in the
8th district, which has been made vacant
• l>y the election < t Mr. Trunhull to the Sen
• ate.
The weather io m derating here and the
Chicago and MissLsippi rii'r< i i will proba
bly be pone i t - lav — al-o, the llliieds Cen
tral. One hundred t a.- of mail matter has
accumulated here.
C:\cin\u i, Feb. s. 1 he fir.-t c ail icti ins
un h r the S*ate L: ,u i Law are t • 1 * lu ly
carric l< at, an i the penalties! [ tiie law en
The IVohihin rv i.: pn r law, similar t > the
original Maine law, has pa-sed the Indiana
Senate, and it i- said will j a.— the House.
Kosi«>\, Feh. '.b-Senator Wilson started
t r Washington ve-L-rbiy, and addressed an
anti-slavery delegation assembled to greet
him at V» orccster.
Norfolk. Va., Fe)>. !.b—It is intensely
e ! 1 here and tin* ground is e >vere i with
-Let l ev : d anything remembered in t.’.i
\ • v ^ St iv ■ are 11 tt t.
M net is no l ange !. v • at the >• lond
1 heir i r Indiana •» - at ' 1 j t ^ an ton — 1;,
'(’■'b CennsvIvania Loal 4 an] any l"l:f um
; .r; }6J, 1 0: New \ rk 4 ’entral Kail
i a ih-L': Cleveland, b'obimbus and Cincin
nati Kailr ad It'd: Heading »•*;. !•>"; K:. -
L <.
l-'lorhiH I imI»«»«-.
The Tampa Il-rald Scams from C:r tun
Casev. late from ! >n M ers Leo ' ■ ' u ’
induing savage-, or • ' * • : ‘
manifest an imiuc.L‘;< u n t •
accede t the propositi n ■' e:r p* .te.-ab;<:
m \ai 1 y nd the lirni th< St lie. A
<•-•!.-ideiv’ c number ii ' 4*rr\ averse to
thi- stej w *re m at ten i . 1 r* Myer-,
nanife-' : i licit exci* ' ' an i -dicihme
t. kn M wbut ' *n of troops a
* i ] -int ;■ tv ii th< in st
a dr 'it main* r* i a. prei**nt an intcr
i ieiv * r talk b* 1 a.t. t a-* . w itn that port ion
« f ihe nil o which ha i on previous ocmi-ions
winced a disp siti >n to emigrate. A por
tion cf the troops .stationed at Cut Mvcrs
are n w penetrating the interior <d that
c>untrv, cutting road- and making oilier de
monstrations that the war spirit is up, and
that the kind overtures »-f our Hivernment
are nob ng.r f > le treated it.h contempt. —
Si(l nu i Li ‘>l
The Kmper r Nan
<b reo regulating
to ami from Kicncl p
enlightened and line . . . *-:bv \*
a horded* to Herman an ! » ' -:i
■ runt. niKsilo*-through I l 4 llisrt*1.;!)
tic ports, by the exempt:- i • - * j^aire
front examination at *!■•■*» ! ’ »’• *' ;*rt l,n
modifications are um !•• • • :•■* b''•' r i» tbe
passport system. w; : u- -*l • n* them from
a *rea! deal d mr. an-i t! bouit .. —
Emigrant resseB a:»* |da »d by it under se
vere regulations, a* rounds space, . i man y
ness, ventilation, quality, and sufficiency y
provisions, and the iiuml-er i t passengers al
lowt 1 to be taken on b<-nr !.
1 lliuoik.
General shields was with Iri\wi Ir-uu tne
Senatorial e nte-t in this State, and b* ver
n<»r Mattesun receive ] the Bemocratie vote in
the Legi*laturi. Lyuiau Trunhul!, who has
beeu elected resides, in Belleville, the same '
place as General Shields, lie is an Aut:-Ne
braska Bcmucrat, and was chosen t t\»ngresa I
by a considerable majority, in November
last in place of Colonel William IT. Bi*>*ell, ; :
who did not vote on the Xelr.»>ka (question, *
anti whose berm will end with the present ;
session. A special elect! n will le required
to supply the newly create i vs \i.." and'
General Shields, -he 1 .tts, u*
already been imi ui.vcd
Nl,.»u;l senator.
We have d.tt* s fr n Jeffers <n t> th ‘ - 1 ii -
stnnt, at which time n » further nr ^r. h id
been rnadtf f w trds the olee *' - t c 1 • -
tVesv# of tiic D»y.
L‘ To . hou /he very aye an/I body of ire times. '*
The Journal of Commerce does not think
that the decline in rents this season in New
York will be so palpable as many seem to
have anticipated. Want of the requisite cap
ital nnd high prices in building material*,
have cheeked the speculative building, while
the “population has been rapidly augmenting
and the demand for dwellings such as to \ re
vent any great reduction in rents for this des
cription of property." With costly estab
lishment, whether stores or dwellings, the
case may be dilierent.
Four families of newly arrived German
emigrants ! ave been found in Alleghany city
Pa., who were in a shocking state of destitu
tion. They landed at New \ork, and ha!
• >niy money enough t > pay their way to Pitts
burg. On the road the men denied them
>elve> food in order to give it to their wives
and children. Nevertheless, four of the lat
ter have died from suffeiiiig, and one of the
inPn has been carried to the t'itv lb srdtni
• i
in a hopeless c mdiiion.
A new edition of Wheaton’s Law of Na
tions. if to l.e publish*’ l shortly in Rost »n.—
Three edition* ot tiii* w*.-:k haw* been pub
lished in this country. at Philadelphia, in
1>. •'». i*lt an! in 1 > 1 ’ *; or.e edition was
} rintt 1 in London in 1'bo; run! two edite n*
in the Fr*n*,h lanyuaye were published in
L**ipsiy in IN IS an ! 1 s.VJ—tin? latter uuT-r
Mr. \\ heatun’s * ve. It i* the best book ex
tant «*n International Law.
Many persmtg, during the late excessive
col l weather ext or enced s ane difficulty in
making the ya* burn in their house*, caused
by the obstruction to the supply ] ipe* and
meters. The difficulty may he removed by
p'Uiriny boihny water on a cloth spr-'nd over
the meter and ] ipe that come* tnrouyu the
wall, iHif icm«»\cs the frost i:i the met* r
and pit e, .eaviny a free e ur^e for t!e? yas t «
Prince Penial -if. the div rec! hushan I ot
Princess Matilda Rampart.*, it i* state i in
the New rk Tribune, is now atta'Mm 1 to the
Russian legation at \ iei.na, and nas put his
collossal fortune S*jOt»,0l' » a year; at the
disposal of the Czar, lie keep*, at hi* own
cost, tyents in England, France, and Turk* y
to 1 K'k alter the Russian prisoners and woun
ded, and to take care of their wants.
Mr. Forrest presented Mis* Ln.zie
Weston. I* rmerlv < I Burton’s, withamay
nilicent diamond riny in token ot his appre
vi iti n f her ability and m-Mt! as an actress,
and for the excellent manlier in wide i she
*ii) ported him dminy hi* late Raltinwre cu
yayement, ami particularly tor her rendition
of the character of .Julie do Mortemar, in
‘ Richelieu. ’
<bmunar.der Foote, < f the 1 . S. Navy, ha*
published a pamphlet showing what the
African squadron has done to break up the
slave trad**, an l in c< a iemnation ot the po
lice vhich vvuM withdraw* urnational \a --
sc 1 > lr i;: null coast. ' om. j . iuhiks u.ai u
the Government is in earnest in wishing to
-top this trade, it mu uid in rea-e theefticien
ev oi the force.
A L>ndon corresj indent men lions t!»e tact
that the Uus>ian i» jvoriiiiK’iu has totally pro
hibited t'ne exj rtat n oi wheat and every
other article of consumption from Poland.
1'iiP, ho says, will be severely felt in the
provinces of Callicia and Austrian Silesia,
which are almost entirely dependent, on Po
land for their supplies ol corn.
The population of California shows a much
lc-s proportionate increase during 18.«4 than
in ] revious years. i he San i rancisco ller
al l says that while the an:vaG from the
states last year number only 47.7h*n, the
’.epartures have amounted t » -1,4.7, shovv
in a nett <fiiu of onlv -»:>. irom that
l>r. lleniamin 4\ orknmn. •n a letter i efor?
tie* Natural Hist >ry Society ot Montreal,
mentions that a pr >ce>s has been recently
discov *re i by which Si ito many 1* * rendere I
white in color and made to take a polish like
alabaster or Carrara marble, rhi-* transfor
mation is produced by the me of certain
chemicals and the application of Irictt >n.
The .) urnal of Commerce remarks that
toe pres* tit position ol the King of Prussia is
perh aj s m< re uuc mfurtahlo than that* 1 any
other lluropean sovereign. V acillati ji in
deci-i> n, and liekleuess in the policy * i his
government, liave rendered him an object ol
di-like at lu me and i t contempt abroad.
1 lie he.iv v fail of snww with which the coun
tn ah- i.t <-1 ic;:g » lias 1 ecu v jsito«l, gives rise
0 ,j i . p i, -i us d‘ a lino l therein the spring.
i», : s , . i :»g wa- vi.-itedwith a flood an 1
v ''i m i • j r j *-r v destroyed. Hesides
' ■;;11, i :m\ i\» - were .sacrifice*!. I he water
- Wf* j ' .... a\ r; igc-. and thu ded tlie <*ity.
< >;i ,-i recently the Sinks Grove
• i.ui ii, Monroe County, \ a., was broken into
by th it yes, wli >, f remg • pen the h« x or chest
in which the lid 1c, Hymn ii >ok, and other
things be 1 nging t the church are kept, uir
iii.'i ulV, it i- suj>1 '**-•!. some v; mdav mmioi 1
book’3, am: 'frank all the sacrament ii wine!
In <. ,v Higler’s message to the legislature
1 f California it if* stated that a large portion
of the land acquir* 1 by the State, under the
a t nt 1S.”»0, is e »vercd with a lu.xur ant
gr*»wth of tule, wiiieh i> believed to !>** sus
ceptible of manufacture int a piper of the
best quality.
The !I*«in . 1 inquirer has been roquest
r 1 b\ M P • a ;l. :h*' Ibpicntame from the
’ '--i t. to m :te that but 1 r ae
b • n. m ti o 1 l.ill, o.s cote
• i . r. i ,-vd 1 in favor of tbe aii
:x \ p.n.g .-e.-cNations reccntl; » Her* d
«|. i ii use i.! ii1 pie-<aita11ve.
on.; f then veities ,n T„ ud< n. as an ex
hibition, at e a m \n, w »man, and ebil 1. ot t!ie
tribe of Niam—Nnmi*. t r tailed people, from
I Yhtra! Africa. Pr. Sexton lectures «»n them
before er* wd- of visitors, three times a day.
Ladies are not admitted.
The ’Winchester Republican says that out
t ll.ctweRe 1 undied Democratic voters of
!lain]*.-hire county, it is variously estimated
that from 17 to dU attended the Wise ratitica
;j 11 meeting held in K 'inneyonthe --d ult.
i >n i’uesdav last, at tiotham, on the \\ hito
'lcunt.iiiis, the nn rcury in the thermometer
lvti». within ne degree ot the point at which
t becomes c ugeuled. This is cotisideral ly
.•older than we have had it.
Date- from Australia t) the 1st of Deccm
»er re present trade us 'tr\ mu* h depressed,
iu 1 fears were l*ing entertained for the
Toj»s. owing to the dr night. ^ Flour and '
;rain were being imp >rted ftom California.
Prescott. the historian, has bceu occupied
ot gome years in preparing a history >f tho !
.•ign of Philip the Second. The Bo-ton j
Dd, graph say-* he ha* completed two of the j
\x volumes. They arc soog to h-. Issued,
A out tic lot, Will be so’J \»*rv low, ut
.TV lv WCHARD'f.
The A user Jr an Phi I yin New hn i*.
N s. h, Broad Stri i i, Xiu York,
•January l", ’•»•>. >
Peak Sir:—Your favor of the loth ls Po*
j fore me. 1 can av-ure our friends in \ ir*
• ginia that we arc fully alive to the import
I ance of defeating ( rev. Seward, ami we are
exerting ourselves to the utmost to secure a
victory. Our friends, howeier. slioul i re
member that cur Senate, which has an equal
voice with the Assembly, was elected one
yearayo lost X>r-mb< r. and that in that body
Mr. Seward started with a clear majority <»t
7 out of 32. It i- very difficult to overc >me
i such a majority in s * small a !»» dv. 1» a!v
vo»„>, £c.‘. * PAM IIP I'M.MAN.
i ‘ To-, Ks.j.
New York, Teh. 1, !v-.» .
Peak Six: — i have ju-t received your let
ter of the .')Hth ult., stating that “the ctlort
is now being made by Mr. Wise, in ml his
harangues before tie* people, to ornate the
inihre-*d'>n that the Know Nothing < trderys
m* other than an anti-slavery party in di>
! guise,” and asking my views on the subject.
I hasten to rqlv, although 1 tlierehy de
prive myself of the <q*|< rtut*mv to discuss
' this unwarranted asptosi* u . l a great and
patriotic m ovement, as fully a* the ccasu n
i rum an eariv and mt mate a>**><.•.t»* *11
with tin? American party, i . an s.uvly pr -
nouiiee the charge * l A;». J it i »• i: s 111 against
tliat organization in Lii• * N rth > : •*
uii'i i n irthf /«//.'■. i do not km»\\ what may
have been said by the Kev. Mr. < iarkc. * i
iiostoii, in the sermon alluded to, n •:* do i
know vvh ‘ther he i- recognize ’ a- a member
in good "landing t at.v American 5 hganiz i
t"u n; 1 ut ! am \\*h aware thaf p< iitical Ah -
iitienist.', especially tie *e pulpit ?*o 1»ci«mt.
j who, unmin bul of t'hri-t'- \ ehuke to those
| who asked “M :*( r. i - it lawful that we gr> *
11 iit • in r mile (In
lioiv calling t y mingling in ] arty st;i e,
have attached then:***! vc* in .me instances
;t> the American party, as tb*y have to tin*
Im. eratie or V> nig j irtii *, 1 '.•••op* t! **ir
wn unhallowed pur] -. 11 ur • • -
g iniz iti m itscli. however, i> puie, f th :n
j rm dpie di 1 : r let! . m any such heiv-v
to the fojistitution am. bnion, I nr* i lly and
deliantlv assort. The men wiio h sv* adopt** ]
the Farewell A idre.-s oi Oeorg*? \\ t-hingo ::
as tneir politic »1 t^it-i >ik,can ne.cr i- •
! traitors to their <• untry n r f * any ] it: n
of it.
1 need seared v cal! v ur at'cut; i. to the
fa *t that the rn< *: | r »niinent Ai oliri n news
paper- in this Suite, such a* the All any
.Journal and New \ rk I i unc, ar* anav*M
in d i 11 v hostility to the - r ill* ; t hale; * I
Know Sot!.in;.*, and that ti e inn sd ulit;.
< 1 using the <1 rd•;r to pr m *•• *! ■* i bt’ eil
views of their M gum- .\g 1 a ’*» i!.j .m 11.
Sev aid. h i> given r.s. a *’ n i-organi
zation, which, t. u_h r*-ga. ed ny u- a
“filial l potato atfeir, re.it. i i r a time,
.iiii'ii: our f.icn .- a! r *1. u* a; j relien
<i ns ti| a spiil in ,\< w ^ :k. Ii Mr. S> u
ard is \ eaten in :he S'mitoim conte.-t next
week, hit* deleat will be owing t*> the efforts
of tlie Order; an 1 I venture t > pit 1 i *t that it
any member of the New ^ m k Legi htup.
who has been bitbert * affilia**- widi the
American movement, vot.s f r \\ Hi.au 1!.
Sew.ud. he vv u! I h r. i!nr ! i »rcv*T ! ••
> lull IP *4 ail" I J » ' Ml ' 4 ■ ‘ • *♦ .'IMi I •
4 • •
III Culie.lus
inv detestati ■)! t ! *: j -.ideal iiieKciy
which attempts t > [ -p 'u !:ce a ^i•|“*Iit. -al
cause ioi base i: d selfish ; Uif ;s< n a? o i -
-f*edl III V 1 IV! hp II t tli >' Mi t It To d'SCrrillt
tiie talso and -lutiderou.- i<‘p -r\ and t»> spurn
the deimig. -giics, \\i. » riginate or _i\-* eur
lvnev to it. Y air American brothers < f tiie
N rrii • >fier you the irh in in frat *rnal regar i
far tin* common widfire • t our who’,** country
—they deman 1 ot y. u n > sa ritiees, and they
wish to infringe none v ur rights—th v
desire to bury in !!i\; is the d m ry oiie-ti-n
with tho incuioi v ol all the imai i-bin hings
it has oceasi< m l, and t » loa\e it \vh**re the
Constitution h ave- it -and th-ypi i;is<* i
credlv to regard tiie right- i t! ■ State-. -
Thev d<> ask, 1 your cart t • - j
tifui in their ! ih< i s an i -act ’flees t >} i <>< ; \
■ ur dearly boa in? tituti si . t • lai
gers it foreign :.g ;r* --n r ami d i e-te*
tre tchei > that < ur linked nnn ; nipt ! • 1
indissolubly our -aor- 1 I ni< ?
Your are at liberty to make wb ' t;-e von
think proper ot this iiurrie ! ; i !■■•.
I am with respect.
\ erv truly ours.
dt'ilN \V. liltvt !L
Tei i IM* sitilVi lt*g- on 11>« Knili oatk,
W ♦* copy the foil twin.: tr* m the t’hieag
Tribune of last M mdav’- : - - u • •:
“Par tr« nbles i»- uIti »g fr-un tie* late un
pre< ed* nted -i w--' am have i ot \vt cea-od.
Pur city is yet in a great mea-uie cut oil
from nearly ail c mimes ir tion wbh tie List
an i V* e t, by the usua hann is, md li
hop • whiel we ent< :*? aim J t wards he d ise
of last week, ot a -j - • iy i aimptb n of ur
mail facilities, ha- pi"\» d a ;uti!r, i*r, to say
the lea t. a ]»iemature one.
“tin l ri lay eiening an immense ipiantiiv
of mail matt- r, I.i it ha I accumulate 1 here
for Sl Louis un I her p. iut- uc-t and utli
of us. was sent { >r\\ai i on th K ». k I-land
road, tho line d wliich w is at that time
clear, and with go d • r g <vt- oi *vttiu
tiirmigli safely. It ha 1 proceeded, how. \ u\
l»ut eight mil when tie* train *»uck ms- in
an iimnen • n \ lrift whi •• ntinued •
in a 3as< n • ui til all In . •• • tting
through it - r out of it • me 1 Jab: i m-.
“Since Friday l.ight the i mt- a -on*- an l
mes.-engers -cut vatu tin- mail lemaim 11 >v it
through all t:m iut* use >]J which has \ r
\ailed during the l.t-t lew dn\-, the greatt
j art ot this time vithut f- .d r lire, Their
sufferings \uro mteu.-e. and on Satur-ltfs
night, driven to tic-pail* by cold and hunger,
they were forec* 1 t > abandon their t.ru-t and
come into t *wn.
“Special mail agent Mr. Alh 1 rt -ri.
who has been untiring in iii- exerti >n- -lin
ing the last two div i ifuI weeks—as, j;. -o.*!,
lie always i—to advance the interests <>•
the public, ami to rarrv out th** wishes of
ihe department, in conjunction with Mr.
Fostmnsmr to ia.- i.c-l V(-tcr«.a> morri
ing to tak tlic responsil ity f pr curing wa
gons, men, and shove:.-, ami to dig - ur turn
train from its present p >-ith n. and bring
back at least tin* letter mail thi - office,
where it will be in s ifrty. Tiicv a!-o sent a
-iinilar force t > the dunction n rho southern
road, where five trains yesterday r.i ruing
luv frozen up, unahie to nm\e either way, t >
bring the mads which th*»y h i1 with them
to the city, i ruler the circumstances, the-o
were the i e**t step* which coul 1 be taken—
indeed they were the mdy om
“Tire Chicago and Mississippi i .inroad, at
the last accounts, was stiil h n■•de>>ly bl eke*!,
and Heaven only can tdi when it will b >
ru-orene ! Die bank io which the mail on
me It >ck l>»au 1 roa ’ i- - tu ik fast is proba
bly n t le,"S th m tii‘reen t-.rt high. The
obstruct! ms on the Chicago and Mississippi
road have frequently been described. They
are equally serious.
“The sufferings which the conductors, en
gineers, baggage nsen, route ageut .vie., have
endured on ail of the western roads during
the continuance of this trouble, are distress
ing. Many of them have had their feet, mes,
hands, ears, &e., frozen, so as to render them
almost entirely useless, and many of them
have received injuries which they will hardly
ever fully recover from.”
MATCHES.—lUU gross Matches, just receiv
ed and for sale, by 11. COOK \ CO.,
feb t‘2 Sarepta Hall.
^^AILS. —100 kegs Mails, oO kegs Spikes
^ 1 assorted, for sale by
icb 13 WH^AT & BBO.
liotiMc i>( l»rj»r« s« i»!nll\ « >» I ' ltiumj U*
Mr. Faulkner aid 1 cud si ' *tc on M »n*
day la<t. which ha- be u the subject of <5X
tcnsivo misrepresentution through- ut tie*
district which 1 have the h nor to repre
sent on this f! )(*r, and a* 1 was precluded hy
the previous ipiestiun from making, at the
time, anv remarks explanatory <4 my vote,
1 a.-k the indulgence of the ll»u.*e low, to
make a rv brief } cr.-onal cxphinatb n.
I allude, sir, to the vote which 1 gave in
opposition t i the moti n of the gentleman
from Pennsylvania. {Mr. V*itte, i asking a
*u-pension o{ the rule* t > euahle him t > -ub
mir -oiiie !•••* lutioi.- condemn it »ry • 1 r« li
ui•1!i* 11*t<* 1 • ranee ,n:d <4 secret > >ii;icai a-*
*. ciutiMvvote r»*fu*ing t » .-u-pend th*‘
rule- for the purpose indicated ! a- been most
*traiig'*lv utiM'* iirei\ed and misrepresent'd,
as • \idenciug 'ii mv put, e.ther no'inber
shij of, < r sympathy for. the association*
m^lit to be as< die 1 hy t!ie e resolution*.—
I repudiate all -m b inferences ir >m my Note
it9 false, illogical and destitute of the .-light
est f uudation in truth.
i cast that votein \iew of the ronditu n of
the biisimv* (»f this country, and in view of
mv responsibility to 111»* c amr\, as uuur
i:i in < t one <*f tli<* i mniitte*' charged with
th(* bii'ines' oi this !I«> use. It well kti >wn.
-ii, th.it i have l a 1 in my p-e-se^ion, for
we k~, i ill- relating t<> the increase and rc
< rganizati n ! tie’ Army, an i t * the mikt i*
} v defence' of tin- e mfry, < { tli • highest
and m< >L urgent hup'italic**. !: is equally
• • ] i known ’hr 1 have ! 1 l . r wee
struggling f**r a favurahle opj ortunnv ot
pressing tli* >e «—entail measure' * t nation .1
defence upon tin* consideration < 1 * • n_rr•
IJut so far i have struggled in vain. 1 m ty
further add, that 1 haw* been seeking an op
portunity to rej> rt from that committee a
i ill for the reiief < { the officers nnd s ddier^
in the war < f I81-, and other measures ot
legi'l ition >f interest to tin* e unfiy: hut i
hate i" *n ii ’rtrate 1 hy the in* :i >rabi ruh '
, . the Ji4.ii'**. an 1 hy lArines" which li.i i a •
i i.ii** 1 a *■’ ■ *t*P nee. 1 y( .a -.> *ioi ug.
! a<k. s..\ then, with wh it propriety could
I have ai h: i i*v mv \ot> the intro iuetiou
iore hi i 1 use . su< hre= lutiou as ti -
.: 1 by ie g lticrnan from 1 ’ • m -
\.mia u'liieh, a \er > un 1 tli *’. may he in
♦heir : <liti *n: u . hiii rs, v»r -no'** n » legisla
ti n wiiatever, Iv ( *i:gie.": arc merely d**e
iaratorv of individual opini n. and would
dv lil t » deb kte and c *n-umption *>f time
that .'li n 1 1 he devoted t -t e urgent wants f
the country? i a'k ::i*»rv.* especially with
what propri ty c ml I i recarl my assent to
this waste of Um . v. h* a that branch 1 the
public service which ha>, in some meas ire.
t een ‘•pe.dalu < -nil it* 1 t * mv eare. was :}.* n,
.in i i'. it t’iis m* p.en*. m*»'t grin*. i >u>iy snt
leiin r i r want "t *i e legislation < t this
II use?
l’h » view iv hi ii • iv \ were.
1 I 'hieve, * irti ipated in by every ebairman
fan important i •mmift ' in 'hi 11 *u c.
wIe* m;t!i»fe'«te l ’a*, tl ir « *ur'*-, t‘e* 'in
i -pu^nanee tb it i oi l t > >oc t time i fhi
I. i'.iv C Cl-U.liod ill a *ti )li H| 'll !ll«TO ab-trac*
iesidnti ns, when rbe neces-itii-.- >1 tin?coun
try - * 1 *ii i!y cali« i Ibr practical im-a-ures of
1 trust I o. tv l-e ad wed, in < onelusi* ii, tu
-up that, aitliouch i did n »t. tor tin* re;- my
before e: loin th. vote lor the tm pen-ion "t
the r».les, vet, tier I d > i.. t- pi. ! ! t • tin■ c'ui
t.en .Jt >>r t * any other nounl r <•! tin- ! •• ip
'. , determinative t maintaii he
f ■ • . 111 ii thC . 1 ■ d .‘ p -
the ^re.r principle- of I'dijotr- freedom.—
. ■ v . i. , l nev
to lea member 1 any all.-I »llini - * * •: *• ] o
litieal :n>ociari 1 • Aim nsa.oni :i will.
in ' itical mizat n—and t i
tii.“ ^rear n.ational dene eiatic paltp *f th.
Country —a party that 1. - -h wn it if, after
the liin-t ample e.\| eji-mv, bn. id em U^ll t >
embrace ail the vn-t interc-ts < f bleep an l
humanity, and -tr i ^ enough to ujihofl bp
it-lii m and eo»i-en .tivc cri-p, the ‘ ’ n-titu*
t: n f in\ o unt! v. ami tie* uni n t!.v
>;ao -.
l'iit' Ulv>inu 1<> Sj.nin.
’id.a 1 llowiny letter fr. in Mr. i‘*:e • I; i li
re _e ■:ee. nil:_ *be iii’ss* *n to dirj. :< v.ly
tend 1 il ! ’ i . .
rea l with repi Mr. !> i^e, a; p .into d ids
si. vt'.-si will, we in nc. !. met r. ; • . o u
eat a’ 1 and c iisoivative .-\tt--niau.
U ; e oi Hei i f.xtati vi . Febr ary
!v>’». Mr if ak When - >me t' f.
a^o, and :*. feu no merits b, for ! wa- nonii
n it- i for the p >-t of miih>;er t » .‘'pain, you
in1' nae i im that poll u « re rtb ar t • .-el: 1 u V
■ ■ the S r »*o, m\ imi ess ion w as
t!i:tc 1 w mid acee; t the po.-itr n, m i you
i.a i rea- n to think tl -.t >ndi woul 1 l e my
deci.-i ci. in v i »w * r, •! the me tn..t
flu1 tend r wa- um-\| *t* l to j p u kind
ly granted i , ; me > coi ider the
ones:ion. and to e n: r uidi my triad- in
Kenti cky.
A otueehr . i* .'jf \ ; r i of \ ur
confidence, i ha; e on din v «• i t » ni . it b, :-y a
pr »per c< i. iderati n < f*the o »esti< . 1 m
til recent;v I a\e ex1 i.-rt*- i to 1 * ;;:»le t ac
» 4
<* *pt the honor. F»ut n u. alter c leiul re
tleeiiou. I re/i. ! t * sap tliat I ted it t 1 e
inv dirv to decline the am intmeiit. idiis
regret i- increa.-e 1 win n 1 r< :i*-et i:j-.n 11.*•
kind ni inner in which it w i- c< nferr d, md
tlie -c’i-la tioii wb.h win -ii 1 cuu! I Inu.e co
•perated v irii yuiir n indni-trot: a in rise
ii charge f mv *]i|»1 matie diuries. it i
:»roper t- mi l tliat tl.c c nt? I’iny le -.n
witii iu“ .2c uf a . rivate and dome-t: * mi
1 am, witli h iding-<d st- :\s ] itical and
personal r ‘car l, vour friend,
1 o the 1 ’resident.
l oii^i <- •».
d he Sr-naie, n Friday la-t, j - il cno d •*
y "*d dap’s work upon the private calendar,
having ; I--. I .- in - sixty bill- without ol»j*c
ti cu Tin-bill for the r<dh 1 of the own.-rs of
the nrivat*- armed 1 lip <icm - ;l Arm-<tron^
e iuie up t r i o-eoti id-i ati n. After much
cusd<ci tlie idji wa - laid o*t the ml m bp a vote
• • ••1 . i<. i . .♦. ..:.l» ,:
• <>tc* w.imna ]**, ,i. I t’ > • r».;r• • then hrM an
Ex- Mjt:\e -ii.:i.
In iE** !! u-■ u lb {•:■*, <-n lii*
•lay. tli*' bill t • rein- <:«! t!• * l>ij l ai itic ami
< li t.lar Sv-tciii «'i ^i«* I nite 1 St.c ■* wa
I' l'rC'l by :i VOt*‘ of id ; tr It i* !!< t fls
uming f » much, ’a* mink, t * anticipate that
:t will receive tie.* sanction of the Senno*.
Mr. Uncock reported from the Naval Com
mittee a 1 iil to authorize the construction of
*e\**n steatu sloop*-of-war.
1 he Ilou*0 then went into Committee of
the iiolsj on the private calendar, ai. 1 the
wh*do -itting wa* consumed in the discussion
« f the hill extending Mr. Colt’s patent for an
improvement in tire-arm*. Finaily, t?»e Com
mittee agreed to strike out the ersnrting
clause by a vote of f‘*» to L*M, and the If -use
concurred in the amendment—\»ei* 111. nay
03—thus rejecting the bill.—X<r(. lnt.
t anad!nn Wheat.
Canada has become a very important wheat
producing country, and, strangely euougb,
the L nited State*, which has been su«*h a
large exporter of wheat to Europe, is now
buying wheat for her own use from her
northern neighbor. The Galt Reporter men
tions that a uumber of merchants from the
k luted States are m Canada buying largely
of wheat for the United States markets.—
W ithin a tew days three thousand bushels of
wheat 1j3d been sent from the Galt Station
on the Great Western Railway to the United
State*, hv way of Niagara.
j id A. a full supply, just received and for
-ale wholesale and iet&il, by
itb ii jH. C OOK i CO., iarepu Hall.
'i .*«■ (nildtii Coin, or llir I»Utl« Stm t
A S10i:Y OF 11A 1*1*Y XKW Y KAU.
i;\' tiKoiUU. i iNNINU Mil l..
The following story is a jewel. We ask
for it a careful perusal from all our young
•‘I". wh> the morning of a new year, that had
jii'i set in. bright, golden, and beautiful.
1 he sun glistened like jewelled raiment in
the cloudless sky. The chiming of the sib
\*-rv rounds of the bells struck jo> fully upon
the* listener, in every street. The air wa*
mid, though not piercing; bracing, though
ii )t Idling: ju-t c*»id enough, in truth, t'i
diffuse iito a.id elasticity into every one that
There \va> a little girl—i child of poverty,
on that now year's morning—walking the
streets with the gay crowd that swept past
her. H r little feet hal grown so numb,
encased onlv in thin shoes, and those badly
worn, that she could but with difficulty move
one before the other. Her eheeks shook at
rvei-v Step she took, and her lips looked truly
purple. A hi'! p»o i* Klsie*'ra\ . ^he was »i
litHe beggar!
d„vt like the old year was the new year to
her. Jn-t like the last year’s wants, and last
year’s Pilfer i tigs, were‘the wants and suffer -
ings ,,f this! The change of the year brought
'■** “'o' . '
wa- j>o »r, ti r mother am- a widow and an
invalid, an I t!.< child was a po* r beggar!
!ti ihe old and cheerio.-- r»> in gleamed no
br ight tiros of auniver .ry. No evergreens,
no wreath-, no flower-. - .ve a few « i»1 witli
ore 1 one-, deckel l«r time-stained wall.-.
There wn- mo sound ot m rr\ voices within
tin* door, to My to the Widow «»ray—
“A happy new year to Vo i, Mrs. (»ray.
Heaven -oome l to have walled tier and
her abode out from the happiness that was
al! the world's on that festive day • »Tthe sear.
It hail provide i t * ill appearance*, eon*
grain! vti ms n t laughter, no gift*5, no d >w
e;V tor tiiein. Why? Were they outcasts?
11 id tin-*- outrage,1 their claim on the wide
. rid - charitv? Had they voluntarily shut
tii -m-elv - out from the .-unlight of the liv*
ii.gc.ei are- tround them? No! shame take
tii** worl i that it mu.-t be ej answered for
them. Mrs. <i.ay was poor.
Little Llsie - topp. 1 at times and breathed
her hot breath up >n her blue an 1 benumbed
finger-, and .-t nnpe 1 her tiny feer in their
ea.-eiii'*nrs with ali the force left in them, arid
then big teat.- .-t »d trembling in her large
blue o'-e.- 1 >r a m'inent, and rolled slowly
down lier purple check-, as if they woul 1
freeze t > them. Mio ha i left her mother in
1 .1, siek. exhausted and famishing! \\ hat
•.oiiiili r that she cried, even though those
iii* t i •- 'iiiv dripped m the eohl pavement.
Id.ev might a- w«dl fall there a* < New here ;
: m man i.uman heart - that pu-.-td her were
: i 1 as . and .hardene f.
>nc wo .Id have turned hack t » go home,
ii id -he tl. mght ,.giiu oj h'*r po- r mother,
aii i we t hi, though where to go she knew
not. N.e was to fee me a street beggar.
Wm-re -h ul 1 street beggars go? \\ hat
M; eeM ire 1 .id out and nano d and numbered
f r then? Purely, if not home, then where
t 111 f 1*1 I x .1
-Hi nil u, y •. ii v\av i ii • s m ugm i:i;u
. c ”
brought tin's*: < r > -1 a I tears, that startled
S“ _ w 7
tli »«■• • i**ep and irrepre sildc so!.? that checked
lii>v instant utterance.
A voung )>• —a bright l i king little f. i
I .\v—di iiie**d tipi s her. u« >h** walked and
wen and ibbed. He caught tin* glitter of
tin>*■.1 t*-a s in the .-ur -iiitn*, and the sight
.-iante hi> ang* i heart, lie knew not what
mt tnd suffciing were. He ii id nev< r
In. .veil them iin.M'lf—r ever ouee inard of
rie ia- -knew i -■ what a real beggar wa>.
Hr stop] (* i 'ii ideidv before iilsie. and a«ked
,er the cause of those tears. SI, * c aid make
n > reply —In r heart was too full.
“J! I - any one hurt you?” asked the feeling
little f.-llow.
Sue -!,< k i>-*r i.-ab negatively.
“11 ivo VwU lost y.ur v ay?” hA peisi-t d.
“.\ .” answer 1 the diiht, «juite audibly.
“V* 1.a* i- tin* III fIn*n? ’ he i.
“Mo*her i t>> n aiid 'id;, and 1 atn cold
an: hungry. We hi sc nothing to eat. <>:r
ipa i' ip.ite 'old. and th* re is u > wo* i ;• r
us. ih.! \ iiu d » not know all.”
“lilt 1 "i V I nib d the manly b>\.
“Where ,, , you 1;v* .”
“W ill you o ith me?" asked II! ie. her
: ice brightening.
es, let me g » with y m/srii i he: “show
me the way.”
l’iirough treet. lane, and alley vhe guided
him. They ii the d >or of the hovel.
1.11* cold hi. .th >u the wind whistled in the
er .ek' ai.d or-.ices an ! key-ii .le< before
then;, as if in\itiug th* ni in. They entered.
A do. w.unan feebly .a >> l her l.ead from
tie- pill /, and n..v- l.< a sweet smile,
“ih-o . ii \e y u come?” '.he faintly said.
“Vi .in tier,” aii*\vc?ed the child, “and
: have I anight 11 *is ,oy with me. i do nor
know v. ho he i-. hu* he sail in* wanted to
nn* ini seev.li iewejlvj. {p.| i dowriiiig

:*> i i ing him, un.tlu. j ?”
“.No, my child,” 'aid the motl.er, “if he
kin ws h"W t*» pity v >u irom liis little heart;
nr In eann : pity i:.< v«t -he is not old
ii. ugh.”
Idle i<: i^Iit-faecd, sunny-heart* I boy gazed
in .'toiiisl merit upon the m .tin r and child,
id j. * scene was new t » him. H * wond.-m 1 it
this w:n v.hit they rail 1 po\ rtv. Hi>eyes
look. I 'ad upon the v. a ting moth* r, but
tin . glittered with wonder when turned
t .wards Hide. Suddenly they ti!!e I with
teal . The want and w ie, the bam-nii** •*.
tin* d'*'ol iti >n. were ail t.« • much f»r nim.
I i• • >1. ; id* red at the cold, um «.»v* red 1!"< r.
H g.i l *1 mmirnfuliy into t: e fi'** plane. 111 -
•v**' w iioiei*• I w, ini, ring’y over the miked
wall-, h .king so ui,invitingly and ehe»*rles>.
Hutting iii*. hand inti* his j *cket, he grasped
th** coin that his mother had that very morn,
giv u him. and drew it forth.
“Vou may have that,” said he. holding it
oi;t to the etiild.
“th*, vou ore t n good! ^ ou are verv
generous. ( l*ur! * as it 'he ought not to take
lr from him.
“M* th* r will give toe .another, if 1 want,”
s*'.id In*. “I* wdl do you a great deal of
good, an 11*1. not ne***l it. Take it. take ir.
v u -hall tak** it.” and 1*** was instant' v gone.
It v. i- i gold coin >l the value of live d 1
1 ir>!
M aimr and child wej.t t-gcher. Then
they talked of the good hoy whose heart had
opened for them on this new year s day.
! n**u they let their fancies run and grow
wim :iti«l reu l as they chose, i ney l>x»keu
at the glistening p ece. There was bread,
and fuel, and clothing, and every comfort in
its depths. They continued to gaze upon it.
Now they saw within it> rim pictures of de
light an i j' V ; visions of long rooms, all
wreathed and decorated with visions o{ ever
greens and flowers ; visions of smiling faces
and happy children ; s< und'of meriy voices,
an l the chiming music hells, the accent of
innocent tongues and the laugh of g'adson'.e
hearts Ah! what a philosopher >stone was
tit at coin ■ How it turned everything first
into gold and then into haftpiness ! How it
grouped around kind and cheerful friends,
an I filled their ears with kind voices ! How it
garlanded all hours of that day with ever
greens and full blown roses. I few it spread
them a laden table and crowded it with merry
guests! And those guests, too, all satisfied
and happy ! Oh, what bright rays shone
f >rtu from that trifling coin of gold! Could
it have hern so bright in the child's or man’s
dark pocket? No: eKe it had before then
burnt its very way through and lent its ra
diance to others. < ould it have shown with
>uch visions in the rich man’s hand.' ? No;
else h;s avarice would have vanished at once,
ana his heart have flowed with generosity.
No, no: it was only to the widow and her
child that it wore such a shine, and emitted
such brilliant rays, and revealed such sweet
and welcome visions ! Only for such a- they.
That night returned this angel In y totho
hleak house tilled with happirn*.-- and lighted
with iov; but he was not alone, his m ther
wa* with him. Blesse i b*»v! IIh passed the
whole of New Year’s day in making others
happv. And how much happier was I,**
himself? How his little heart warmed and
glowed to see the child uncover the basket
he had brought with him, and take out , olio
bv one, the gifts which were stowed tl.erv
and how overjoyed wa* In* to see his in »:h.*r
otfer the sick woman work and a new l.«
and to see the sick woman grow suddenly
strong and almoa: well, under the influence
of kind otters. He wondered it tH»*.r huppi.
ness could possibly tie as-deep as hi* own. if
their New Year wa- as briglit to tisem a- hi
ve a* to him. II* knew not how any ne
could be happier than lie was at tbatm incut'
Years iiave rolled away into the silent j ast
.’I hat little girl—Klsie Hray—is a ladv -
Not a lady only in name, but one in very
deed, in heart and conduct —She dwell- in
a suburban e nrage, and her husband i* de
voted only to her. I he husband is no other
than the generous boy who on die New Year’s
festival ace isted her so tenderly in the street,
and went home wit Ik her. Her poor m.-ther
sleeps ipiict!v in the church yard; yet s|ie hv
i,,I t,. tn..«• rhn r (lid hod t>ro\ rdod for !
child. She died re.-igned and happy.
Are there c-*inn either «1 gold *>r silver,
that must be larked away fr<>m sight at th**
beginning of tfie New War?
The Snow hii Auxiliary l« the llarvtki.
While the snow sifted down up >11 us
persistently during the late succession of
storms—whirled into blinding tidies and
piled into huge drifts by the tierce wind—
• the half-suffocated wayfarer was t urdly like
ly to regard it as a benison ir >m th** heavens,
' and we tear that some •>: the m re irreverent,
if the truth eon I 1 h*» known, give utterance
to a muttered mafedicti* n up«*n tii**ir ill-lnek
in being compellel t«* wage an un**«pial (•••in*
hat with the elements. Tca vellers have
been delayed np<*n their putnev- fur d.tvs
together. and not a few have l»een l«»re*-d t«;
lodge in a snow batik during the night: the
Kail Koa l men have been put to infinite
trouble and labor to "char the track,
which would stay cleared hardly long
eiu ugh to allow them to »ngratu!at** them*
aeives that the work was dm**: the i-it'/ens
of the town have been blocked up in th* ir
domicils, and, in our own city, now that the
walks have been at last cleared, long lines ».f
snow fortifications flank the streets on e ther
>ido. high enough in some places to rival the
highest of tie* "three parallels’ be!ore Sc.
bust ipol: the farmer h is been shut up in his
Jiomesread, only able to make the journey
from the In u-e to the liarn to feed hi- stick;
and, in short, a'l cla.--e* hav*» -ufiered a
temp rarv inconvenience tr m the pre-enee
of the ,-tio\v, arid iiio-r <»t them. f erhaps,
been a little vexed that there was <ju;te so
much. We, too, have had to tak** our share
f the general inconvenience, hut we Ike to
contemplate ad occurrence* m th ir most
cheerful aspects; ami the snow. a> it came
i sailing down noon the wind, barren to all
appearance a.-> an iceberg, suggested tons all
manner of hio>soins and fruit-, which the
I /* . *: _ . I l _•_: -. . i
laws Ol v» II « 1*1 iii.jii i s * ’ i 11 ' i
iii i»s shining oi vstal-1, and which tin* Spring
and Summer vv.-t.ld devvl j *r*T » ‘all ! leand
beau*y. Instead of a o*dd, dreary win iing
shect of nature, widt h some lugubri ms sen
timentalists are foul of intrudiicii g into
their sol pictures. th*k snow, a* it .aim*
down, white, beautiful and unit i*\ sugges
ted the miraculous sheet which IVt*r saw in
his vision, and which in this ca-e seemed
tilled with all maimer cf provisions for man
til*l beast.
J o mine down to the sol or facts of the
v ase, the snow, if it should lie tor a few
weeks, w.ll prove of great advantage to the
wheat crop through, ut the hot wheat-grow
ing region of th** .Yuihvve-t, most of which
have been wrapped in a thick snow-blanket
by the late storm. Winter wheat seldom
tails iii ‘he West in those s*-a~ n*> when its
roots arc protected bv a g..»d cat ol m"W.
< >n the contrary. an * pen Winter, wbh fre
quent freezing and thawing. i- often the pre
cursor >1 a >. •* t crop, a large share <*» the
fields Icing partially or wholly W in ter-killed
This has been the cxperiei.c «.f < ur tanner*
in Illinois for vears back. and it is h1*»o in
accordance with <ur own observations f r a
long series of vears in other wheat-growing
states. hut. beside the shelter whi'di tin*
snow affords to the ro. ts of the jlmt, it
seems to contain the invigorating properties
of toe liest kin of manure, imparting great
luxuriance to its growth eaily in the Spring,
and ‘bus directly contributing to the abun
dance <»f timer* p. in this way a deep fall
of snow may subserve a d uniy bei.ehccnt
All kinds (if vegetation, in fact, share in
the general 1 enelit. i e feed f r th** *t'>ck
better and more luxuriant upon the open
ing of .‘spring: the hav. e rn, and potat t
crops are likely to 1 • better: and the gr. tit i
un forgoes a kind of softening and pulveriza
tion, admirably titt.ag it f r yielding tip its
richest treasures, which nothing else will
give. An ahundanee of snow is also a pre
ventive of drouth, The ground, when the
frost leaves it. absorbs a g**od supply ot
moisture, the natural reservoirs are tilled,
and it will require a 1 *ng continued dry time
in the early part ol Summer to check the
gt w tit oi v i getatmn.
All things coitsidercl, then, we mav a!!
c*»ngratul ue nurselves upon the abundance
ot the snow.— C A .‘-oyo /V- '.v.
( old Wrfllhrr h( I Iii* .North him! Km»I.
1 he New York papers are unite ummi
m< us in the opinion that the jt.'**nt cold
snap is without a precedent in the recollec
tion of the oldest inhabitant. The J*xpress
: . . . ,
“(.Quarantine is stiil blocked up wuh ice
The steamboat Columbus has made one trip
this morning, and will leave again at 1
o’clock I t that point on ! will not return
again to-dav. The steamer Hunchback,
while lying at her dock at Stapleton, had
• it Ii f .oi f tv* l.i. i* Li* I Ii n i.tii it r. t • • *
11*-:i< 1 on the Leach t<» !<•< air. I he re\enim
no-er spoken of yr-t»*r !;ty a- ha*, ing dragge i
her anchor is very near the beach, ai.d *>•/
zen in near T«*w nsi-i, d’> dock. A tmhing
schooner is also frozen in ncai \’a:i Puzcr s
Several persons were fiozen t«» «b ath • «
Wednesday in New York. The Rom< n Post
ot Thursday morning savs :
• ^ »
“Our intelligent public doubtless discov
ered that the weather was very cold yester
day. At (loriiain, N ew Hampshire, the mer
cury went *»l degrees below zero, beating
the coldest pait of Canada by 1 degree.
1 raneouia not heard lr<»m: but that place
has Inst its reputati no!’ late/'
The New Haven Register of the 7th has
the following paragraph ab ut the waller
“Last night is entitled to the premium
A colder one we never knew. It seemed in
most impossib’e to extract heat fr* in anthra
cite. By a comparison of notes, we are con
fident that the thermometer must have sr-cd l
•luring the night from 18 to JO degne* be
low zero. Pumps and water-pipes were fro
zen un for the first time in years. At >i*
o’clock this morning the temperature was
at an average of 15 degrees below zero.
I he harbor is frozen over as far dow n a> tin*
‘Cove/ except the channel, which i* kept
open by the steamboat*/’
WASH, for preserving the Teeth frontde
cay. removing intimation and snreurss fn>m
the ginns, and imparting a healthy and iragra: t
otlor to the b.eath. For sale, by
ieb 12 No iu'J lOiIjtn King \ I’i11 str.

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