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" TELL T HEM TO OBEY
THE LAWS AND UPHOLD
UEB AN A, OHIO,
THE CONSTITUTION OF T
H E UN I T E D STAT E S'-ast
Y, APRIL 9, 186
Words of Stephen A. Douglas.
3STO. 2. ,
The Songs of The Union.
E PLURIBUS UNUM.
BY GEORGE W. CUTTER.
Though iiiany and bright arc ttie stare that appear
In tunt flag by our country unfurled;
And the stripe that arc swelling In majesty there,
Like a rainbow piorning the world :
Their light are nnsollie a tlioscln the sky, ? ' '
By a deed that our fathers liave dune ;
And they re leagued in as true and holy a tie,
In their motto of " Many iu One."
From flteh&nYkBeu Illose patriot fcatlesslynuiig
That banner of starlight abroad,
Ever true to themselves to tUatmottotbey clung,
As they clung to the promise of God:
By tba-lM) unMrax'&at.tlie uuJnigULtif war, j
On the field where our glory was won ;
Oh ! perish the heart or the hand that would mar
Our motto of" Many iu One." . ,.'...,
'Mid the smoke of the contest - the cannon's deep
roar, . .. . . .,.
JIow oft hath it gathered renown ! . ,
While those stars were retleeted iu ri ers of gore,
When the cross aud tine liou went down : .-'
And though San were thcu iiirliU in the gloom of
' that hour, ::.. - -
Yet the hearts that were striking below,
Had God for tfeeir bulwark and truth Tor their
power, ' " ' ".' " '. '
And they stopped not to number their foe.
From where our green mountain tops blend with
J the sky,
And the giant St Lawrence is rolled.
To the wave where the balmy Hesporides lie,
Like the dream of some prophet of old ;
They conquered and dying, bequeathed to our
i cara, .-
Not this boundless dominion alone
But that banner, wiiwc loveliness iiftlwwe the air,
And their motto of " Many in Clue,"
We are mmryra one, while there glitters a star
In the blaze of the heavens above;
And tyrants shall quail 'mid their dungeons afar,
When tbej ga3e on that motto of kii, ;
It thall gleam o'er the sea, 'mid the birrf of the
tempest," and battle and w reck,
And flame where our guns with theirthuudergrow
'Neath the Wooden thc slipiery deck.-
The oppressed, of the earth to-that standard stall
y,' ' ' '
Wherever iU folds shall be spread ;
And the exile shall feel 'I'm his own native sky
Where its 'stars shall fioilt over his head."
And those stars shall inereasa, till tL - fullness of
- , . r t .- :,: i
It millions of cycles h'a run
Till the world shall have weleomei its mission
And the uaUuna of earth shall be one.
Though the old Alleghany may tower to heaven,
And the Father -of waters divide,-.')
The links of our destiuy caunot be riven, :
While the truth of these word shall abide.
On ! then let them grow on each helmet and brand,
Though our blood like our rivers shall run ,
Divide as we may in our own native land,
To the rest of the world we are one.
Then, up with onr flag ! let it stream oa the air.
Though our fathers are cold iu their graves,
They had haiMls that could strike, had soul 43ial
could dare, . . . : ; -. -.-'
And their aona were not bom to be slave.
Up, op with that banner! where'er it may call,
Our millious shall rally around :
A nation of freemen that moment shall full
When its stars shall be. trailed on the ground,
THE THREE TRAVELING-BAGS.
There were three of them, all of shining
black leather ; one on top of the ptle of trunks ;'
one on the ground ; one in Oio owner' Land ;
r.il going to Philadelphia; 3! waiting' to be
checked. ; :-- . .- . '.
The last bell rang. The baggageman bust
Itd, fumbling, from one pile of baggage to
another, dispensing chalk to the trunks, checks
to the passenger?, and curses to the porters,
in approved railway style.
MH; f-r-Thiladeipliial cried & stout, miH-tary-looking
man, with enormous whiskers
and a red face, crowding lorward as the bag
gageman laid his hand on the first bag.
Won't you please to give nie a check lor
this, now ? entreated a pale, slender, carefully-dressed-
j OHng man, . for the. ninth time,
holding out bag No. 2. I have a lady to look
after. . , . , -.,.'' - .
Say ! be you agoin' to give me a check
for that 'are ,or not ? growled, the proprietor
of bag 2o. 3, a short, pockmarked teiiow. m
All right, geu'l'men. Here you are, nays
the functionary, jfajiidly. distributing lle llyce
checks. PhilfldaKyv fliis ? -Yes, sir,-1002
1 740. 1 11020. All right.
All aboard! yhouted the conductor.
WlKQ''hw 1-is.iponiied. the locomotive:
and the train moved sloy.ly out of the station
Louse. , 1 . - -
Tlie baggfifenian mwiitatirely" watclied it:
as it sped away iu the distance, and then, as
if a thought suddenly struck bim, slapping his
tLi6h, he exclaimed:. . , . ,-,
Blest if I doif t belierc ,' ' ' '
AVhat? inquired the switchman'.'" '
That Tve gone and guv" them three la3t
fellers the wrong checks 1 "The cussed litile
Hack things vat ail aSke, and they boiiliereJ
Telegraph, cngges'ed the watchman.
Never 70a inintl, replied tlie bapfrage
man. They-i.-rrag .all going to riiiladulfy.
They'll find it out w hen they get there. .
Tlie scene shifts to the Continental Hotel,
Philadelphia front parlor, up atairs. " Occu
pants, the young gentleman alluded to iu
Chapter I., and a young lady. In accordance
with the fast usages of the times, the twaiu
had bceu mad oue in holy matrimony at 7:30
A. M.; duly kissed aud congratulated till 8:15 ;
put aboard the express train at 8:45, and de
posited at the Continental, bag and baggage,
They were seated on the sofa, the black
broadcloth oat glenves encircling the slender
waist of the gray traveling dress, and the jet
ty moustache in equally affectionate proximi
ty to the glossy curls.
Are you tired, deareast ?
No, love, not Much. . But you are, arn't
No, darling. . , , . . ,
KissAufi a paus. ' "
Don't it seem funny? said the lady.
What, love? ?t " '
, That we should be married.
' , r ' "v- " '
I es, darling.
-;- Won't they be glad to we us at George's ?
' i Of course they will."
i I'm sure I shall enjoy it so much. Shall
we get there to-night?
t Yes, love, if ,-
Kap rf.p-i ap, at the door.
. A hast v separation took plc between-man
anil wife to opposite ends of the sofa ; and
then .; . -!
" Come in.
Av ye p'aze, sur, it's aa.M. P- i waiting
to ye yez.
rTo see rue I- A tuhman !,' . :
There must be som mislake. ,
No, sur, it's yourself; and he's wailing
in the hall, bey an L
-Well, I'll go to no, tell him to come
here. 1. ... ... - -
Sorry to disturb yon. n'r, said the If. P.,
with a huge bras star 011 his breast, appear
ing with great alacrity nt the wnitcra elbow.
B'lieve this is your black valine?
Yes, that is ours, certainly. It has Ju
lis's the lady's tilings in it.
Supicious sarc'timsiaiicca about that 'ere
vali?e sir. , Telegraph come this moruing that
a burglar started on the 8:15 Philadelphia
train, with a lot of stolen spoons hi a black
valise sxions marked T. B. watched at the
Ferry saw (he black vaiise followed it up
here took a pec k inside. Sure enough, there
was the spoon. Marked T. B., too. Said it
was yours. Sl.al! have to take you in charge.
Take me in charge ! echoed the dismay
ed bridegroom. But I-as-me you, my dear
sir, there is some strauge mistake. It's all a
: T-S'pose you'll be able to account for the
spoons beingln "Jour va'is', then? " 1
Why, I I it isn't mine. It must be
somebody else's. Somebody's put -'them there.
It is some villainous conspiracy.
. Hope you'll be able to tell a stra'gl.tcr
story bejore .tuc. magistrate. , yoiiiitr man :
'cauae if you don't, you stand a smart chance
of being sent i:p f.ir six months.
O Charles! this, is horrid. Do send him
away, Oh dear! I wL-h I was hotne sobbed
the little t'ri.le. '
. I tell you, sir, said the bridegroom, brist
ling up with indignation, this is all a vile plot.
What woiild I do with your paltry spoons?
I was married this morning, in Fifth Avenuo.
and I am on my wedding tour. I have high
connections in New York. You'll repent,
sir, if you dare to arrest me.
Oh, come, now, said the incredulous of
ficial, I've beam storios like that before. This
ain't the first time swindle; haf traveled in
couples. Do you s'pose I don't know nothiu'?
'Tain', no use: you've just got to come along
to the station-house. Might as well go peace-
ably, 'cause you'll have to. . - . : - ;
Charles, this is perfectly dreadiull Our
wedding night in the station-house ! Do send
for somebody! Seiid for the landlord to ex
The landlord was sent, for, and came -r the,
porters 15j1 sent for, and came; the waiters,
and chair. iSrmaiils, and bar-room loungers
camp, without being sent for, and filled the
room and the aciji lining ha!!. some to laugh,
some to say they wouldn't have believed it,
but nearly all to exult that the unhappy pair
had been found out. No explanation could
be given ; and the upshot was. that, in spite
of tears, threats, entreaties, rage, and expos
tulations, the unfortunate newly-married pair
weie taken in charge by the.relentiess police
man, .and marched down stairs, en-route for
the police office.
. -And here let the curtain drop on the mel
ancholy scene, while we follow the fortunes
of black valise No. 2.
When the train slopped at Camden, four
trentlf-men cot off. and walked, arm-in-arm.
e d j , . ' 't
ninirflr nnd sitenilV im one of tlie bv-streets.
1 (- - .71 I
and struck off into & fool path leading to a se
cluded grove outsrid the town. Of the first
l WD. UI1C WHS UUi ililili-WiT iliii'i ill' uiut
coat, apparently the leader of the party. Of
the second two, one was a smiling, rosy nine
man, carrying a black valise. Their respect
ive companions walked with hasty, iiTegular
strides, were abstracted, and apparently ill at
. The party stopped.
This is the place, said Capt. Jones.
Yes, said Doctor Smith.
The Captain and the Doctor conferred to
gether. The other two studiously kept apart.
Yery well. .."Ill measure the; ground, I
and do you place yprj man. ...'
It was done.
Now for the. pfstols, -whimpered -the Cap
tain to his fellow-second, z
They are all ready in the valise, replied j
the Doctor. ..:.'. ,
Ti..;;.t, -.j,t innn,. ,n9rt
nH ..r;no- tV-.f ,w;.u v '.mo.Wort.Me sir !
a man has who is in momentary expectation j
of being shot. ' :.- . , V : " '-1
You will fire, gentle, simultaneously,
when I give the word, said the Captain. Then,
in an undertone, to the Jloctor, Quick, the
pistols. . .
The Doctor, stooping OTer and fumbling at
the Talise, appeared to find something that
surprised him. .
Why, what the devil .
What's the matter ? v asited tlie Captain,
striding tip. "Can't you find the caps?
Deuce a pistol or cap, but this !
He held up a lady's night cap !
Look trere and here--snd here ! hold
ing up successively hair brush, a long, white
night-gown, a cologne-bottle, and a comb. ,
They were greeted with long whistle by
the Captain, and a blank stare by the two
principals, :' '
Confound the luck ! ejaculated the Cap
tain ; ' if we haven't made a mistake, aiid
brought the wrong valise! -
The principals looked at the second. The
seconds looked at the principals. Nobody
volunteered a suggestion. At last the Doctor
inquired : ' ' ' '..."
Well, what's to be done?
D d unlucky ! again ejaculated the Cap
tain! 'Tlie duel cau'f go on.
Evidently not, responded the Doctor,
unless they bruin each other with the hair
brush, or Like a pop at each otlicr with the
Cologne-bottle. '. . .. "
You are quit? sure there are no pistolR in
the valise? said one fo the principals, with
surpressed eagerness, and drawing a long
breath of evident relief.
. We might go over to the city and get
pistols, proposed the Captain.
And by that time it will be 'dirk, said
the Doctor. . - ' '
D d unlucky, aid the Captain arain.
We shall be the laughing-stock of the
town, consolingly remarked the Doctor, if this
gets wind. . . . . -
One word with you, Doctor, here inter
posed his principal. ,
At the end of the conference with his prin
cipal, the Doctor, advancing to the Captain,
conferred with hitn. Then the seconds con
ferred with each other. Finally, it was form
ally agreed between the- contending parties
that a statement should be drawn 110 in wri
ting,, whereby Principal No. 1 tendered the
assurance that the offensive words 'You are a
liar' wore not used by him in any personal
sense, but solely a? an abstract proposition, in
a general ""ay, in regard to the matter of fact
under dispute, To w hich Principal No. 2 ap
pended his statement of his high gratification
at this candid and honorable explanation, and
unqualifiedly withdrew the offensive words,
' You are a scoundrel,' they having been used
by him under a misapprehension of the intent
and purpose of the Temark which preceded
There being no Linger a cause of jajiarrel.
the- duel was of course ended. The principals
hook hands, first with each other, and next
with the seconds, and were evidently very
glad to get out of it.
And now that it is so happily settled said
the Doctor, chuckling and rubbing his hands,
it proves to have been a lucky mistake, after
all, that we brought the wrong valise. Won
der what the lady that owns it will say when
she opens ours and finds the pistols.
Very well for ycu to laugh about, growl-
? . tllC t-i'Ptai; but u s no joke lor me to
!"e "'J I'i-ols. Hair trigger best English
nlkei a"J i-'o!d mounted. There ain't a liner
pair in Anwrica. : - -
Oli, we'll find 'em. We'll go on a pil
grimage from house to house, asking if any
lady there has lost a night cap and found a
pair of dueling pistols.
Iii very good spirits, the party crossed the
river, and inquired at the baggage-room in
reference to each and all black leather travel-
mg-bags arrived that day, took notes ot where
and set out to follow them
' nr, I r-i rlun titt.i hi t-ono'wiH t'..n I .... t, 1 1
tab and. as Iuck would have it. met the un
happy bridal pair just coming down stairs in
barge of tlia policeman.
What's ail this? inquired the Captain.
Oil. a couple of bi;rgl:;rs, caught with a
aiise ful! of stolen property.
A value ! what kind ot a valise 1
A black leather valise. That's it there.
-Stop ! Hallo ! Policeman !
Landlord ! : It's uli right You're all wrong.
That's my valise. It's iill a mistake. They
got changed at the depot. This lady and
cent!ennii are innocent, lieres their va
wit!, their miru'-cr.p in it
Great was the laughter, multifarious the
comments, and doeti the interest of the crowd
hi all this dialogue, which they appeared to j
icgard as a delightful entertainment, got up
c.tptcsa.j toi tuc.i niun.un-iii.
Then you say this 'ere is yourn? said the
policeman relaxing his hold on the bride-
I groom, and confronting the Captain.
Yes, it's mine.
And how did you come by the p'xms?
Spoons, you jacknapes ! said the Cap
tain. Pistols dueling-pistol ! .
Do yon call these pistols? said the po
liceman, holding up one of tho silver spoons
marked T. B.
The Captain astounded, gapped, It's the
wrong, ; valise again, after all !
Stopl Not so fast ! said the police func
tionary, now invested with great dignity by
the importance of tlie affair he found himself,
iu jf s0 i,e as bow you've got this
Vre ailv'R valise. s!:e s a 1 riL'lit. ana can eo.
But. in that case, this is vourn. and it comes 1
on you to account for them are stole spoon3.
Have to take you in charge, all lour ol ye.
Why, you impudent scoundrel? roared the
Captain; I'll see you in I vish I had my
pistols here; IM tench you how to insult gen
tlemen ! shaking his fist
The dispute" waxed first and furious. : The
outsiders began to take part in it, and there
is no telling bow it would have ended, had
not an explosion, followed by a heavy fall and
a scream oi pain, been heard 1:1 an adjoining
room, . ' ,
The crowd, rushed to the scene ol the new
The door was fast. It w-ns Roon burst op
en and the tnj'stery explained. The thief,
who had carried off the Captaiu'a valise . by
mistake for his own, had taken it tip to his
room, and opened it to cloat over the booty i
he supposed it to contain thrusting his hand
in after the spoons. :Iriso doing he had touch
ed one of the hair triggers, and the pistol had
gone off, the b'lllet rmdtlng a round hole
through the side of tie valise, end a corres
ponding round hole in the calf of his leg.
The wounded rascal was taken -in charge,
first by the policeman, ar.d then by' the doc
tor; and the duelists and the wedded pair,
struck up a friendship on the score of their
mutual mishaps, which culminated iu a sup
per, where tlie fun was abundant, and where
it would be hard to say which, was in the
best spirits the Captain for recovering Lis
pistols, the bride for getting her night-cap.
the bridegroon for escaping the. staliu'.i-house,
or the duelists for escaping each other. All
resolved to mark that day with a while stone,
ancl henceforth to" mark their names on their
black traveling-bags, in white letter.
Moral : Go thou and do likewise. Con
CHAPTER IV. Reality in Romance.
A Sad Story.
Tlie following touching relation is an ex
tract from a private letter of Lieut. Colonel
Ilawley, dated Tybee Island, Dea 29th, and
published in the Hartford Tress:
Poor Dolph ! Do vou know the Dolphs
tliat lived near you? Well, their son, who
belongs to Company D, got news that his
wife, two children and a sister had all died
of dipheria- How 'he cried. - Poor fellow.
We comforted him all we' could. -1 spoke
, pleasantly to him w lieu we met,! and hoped
he was getting' along, well .'I believed he
heard the oilier day that his mother was s ick
too. . Somebody came to the supper table last
night.and called for the doctor to see a crazy
man, and soon after a m t said that IXilph
wanted to se me. I wen 10 his tent; There
were half a dozen, comrade there. . One dim
candle stuck in a bottle, showed mo the rifles
sleeked around the center pole -the cartridge
boxes, bayonets and knapsacks.. The ground
was covered with the splendid long moss they
had pulled from the live oaks. Dolph sat
squat upon " the ground, his face aud hand?
verv dirty, his fingers constantly picking
something, his body moving, his head turn
ing wildly from one' side to the other, his
eyes dreadfully swelled with weeping.
"Halio, Dulph, how are you ;" And he
peered up toward my face. '
"Cob Ilawley," said somebcJj-. -"Yes,"
said he, "that is Col. Ilawley,-' and
he took my hand with a tijjht grip. "Col.
Haw ley look at my baby, my poor sick baby."
He had a little pile of moss, and on it lay
his cartridge bo.v, ' ctre'ully covered; all but
one edge 01 it, wuti nis Man:;et a hat -was
his baby ! And he turned liis blanket down .
at tenderly as il the cartridge box were a j
delicate little baby. He spoke brokenly and
at intervals, but with a quick but mournful!
voice " Toor baby both babies sick sister . j
sick (and he pointed to where hesnppjsed
the y hij ) poor baby very sick. Give baby
some water." And he leaned on oue elbow j
and affectionately held a leaf up to ttie eart-
ridge box, as i!" baby would drink. Heseem-
ed to consider himself in his own home, and i
the family sick bilt living, but then he would
suv, " cit't let me go houie no no no
( waiting a few seconds ) no no won't let
mo gii home:" his hands constantly fidgeting
over something. Then he considered them
all dead, ar.d he by their graves. "Sister,"
and he laid his Lands down on one side;
"baby." hands down again to inr.rk e"ch
grave; "baby wp'c witter. Oh, yes, moth
er t"? dead won't let mc go heme."
I kept his hfind ten minutes and sat down
by him. and put my hand, oti his shoulder,
and tried to compel him to listen. I told him
his babies were happy and his molher vra
not df ad, ( is she ?) and if he would be a gxd j
sleep mid get well he shoc.Id go
home. ' - '
"Mother's here and says she didn't get that
money. Yo:i didn't send it to her.
"0, ves I did, Dolph; here's tho receipt
of tlie express company. She's got it now. I
You told me to send it to my wile right j
there at Col. F. you know. She has j
got it before this time.
" Wcl! poor baby" and he put " Irc65''j
over their graves, &c. I had to w ork sonic '
iimi) to get lil-.ii to take some medicine an
opiate '"it it had but' little effect. ''I've
built six forts,'. said he, and mounted six can-
non. I'm g. .ing down Id take that fort to-j
morrow mat one over .mere 1 uiacr.i, j.
mean.' ' ' , J
Four men were going lo watch him (the '
tears came, into all our eyes, sometimes, I j
think) and I told them to move out tut rilles ;
and bayonets, lie caug!
shontej, "Let my nito .'.lot
He caught them at it ami
done 1 Give me my
ri.iet mi tet. it.i.t ...
not loaned, .-.nil ne w cm uirios0- to w.v.
it. Finally he passed it to me (a
" aud I slipped it away. .
I think it is the most affecting case of in
sanity I ever saw. I couldn't make him "be
live that we should send him home, but wc
hall. The men take as good care of him a
they can. He has slept but an hour out if
the last twenty-four, and is ceaselessly activn
as a canary bird, hopping about in his cage.
He sent for me again to-day, but he could not
confine his attention to auvthing. " Foor
baby," is his principal remark) and he still t
tends his cartridge box. " A soldier',
always gay," the song says. A sad
isn't it? We hope his insanity is caused
partly by fever, and if we can get him quiet
ly sick with that, perhaps he will come out
all right. If not, I'll see that he goe straight
to the Iusane Retreat .it Hati-foid, and : with
him money enough to keep him awhile.
A Romantic Introduction.
On a pleasant .afternoon in June; ITT", a
pioneer, six-and-thirty years of age, bearing
a captain's commission, and commanding a
little garrison' in a small stockade fort on the
Wafmiga River, "in We-te: n North Caro'ina.be
tween the' Alleghany ami Cumberland Moun-
Jttiiis. was introduced to a voting woman in
a mos marvellous manner.. The records ol
gallantry afford no parallel. A!! around him
was. a wilderness. His little fort was in the
miust 01 a ctearui" ti.e trees trom u;ei
formed his barrack and his pallisades. For
days he had been expecting an attack trom a
band-'of Cherokees, with oi l Abraham, a
noted cheif, at their head, for he knew they
were out nrort the war-path. The sharp re
port of a rifie fell upon his ears, and looking
in the direction of the sound he saw, emerg
ing from the dark forest and fh ing in the
bright sunlight of the clearing toward the fort
with the speed of a roe, a tall, slender girl,
closely pursued, by old Abraham and his
savage warriors. They cut oil her approach
to the gate, when she turned suddenly, leap
ed the palisades, and fell, almost exhausted,
into the arms of the gallant captain, who had
watched the chase with tlie most intense
interest. She was the lovely Catharine Shei
rill, the-acknowledged beauty among the get
tiers of the Holston region, who had come
down from the mountain districts of Virginia
and North" Carolina. Long years afterward
she was heard to say that she would be willr
inpr to have another such race, if necessary,
for the joy of another introduction like that
and its happy results. She became the loving
and mtidi-lbved wife of the captaiu, and the
mother of ten children.
All Sorts of Good Reading.
Borden Colonel of the Sharp-Shooters.
j.j.ect vmi . to. come. .. , ; . ;
" Ceriainlv, certainly ; but Mr. IVrdan was
talking about his invention ; aud it was so
interesting that . "
"Oh. d-n those Yanke? inventions, and the
gca'v fellows wlio come to sell them."
The follow ing anecdote is tohl of Colonel
Berdnn, who was always an expert shot
Many years ago, he was talking with a friend
in the bar-room of an inn at a town on the
Kantucky side of the Ohio. In the room
ws also one of those bowie-knife bullies
who infested the South aud West a man
who had made himself dreaded wherever he
was known by his readiness to pick a quarrel,
and his skill with the knife, the rifle and the
pistol. . This man, stepping up to MK Denlan's
friend, said he wauled to speak, to. Lira.
"Wait a moment, " was the reply, And
the in'errupted conversation went on,
Poon the bully stepped up again, and laying
his hand on the shoulder ot his acquaintance,
said, in a tone of half banter, half earnest;
"J .when I tell you I want you, I ex-
Tiie words were hardly well spoken, wheu
the sneaker was flvintr backward over a huge
open stove behind him, being c:
thereto by a well delivered blow between the j
eves from Mr. Beidan' right arm. There '
was a tumult at once : the men
selves betw een the laveiitcr
ato death. They informed
atid an immedi
that he would probably have to light. Ber
dan replied that he was not a fighting man,
but he should not brook an insult! He was
challenged in due form, ami accepted, nnnihig
as hi? weapons rides at two bun
Tot? terms suited his opponent ' exact!
he re- !
B. was j
so well 1
but he wanted to wn.it a few days, til!
'covered tl.e ua of his eyes. Mr. B,
a .-p.Mimi.vlatimr. But the blow was so well 1
.1 1 ,l.ot ...Tj w-fiS i-ntl,r c'iiw.t limn '
wr ertv.'clcl : snd meanw
c a loitg-expect-
e,j r:v tu:.
w!,;eli v. as
ch came off in the neighborhood,
to decide the merits of two rifle
mslli;fr.c;iire. s one of whom was the famous
Weiscm. Wesson hsd undertaken to produce
a man who, with his lilie, could beat Dimmiek,
a Teat shot, whose remarkable feats had
l,rourl,t the rival enn into rtceral favor. To
m:,.e the story short, Wessou's champion
r0VCil to be Mr. Berdan, who. on three trials
0t ieu or twelve shots each, at two hundred
yards, not only beat Bimniiok OB every trial,
but mndo the greatest rifle shooting on record
;n this c.-tinlrv. His r.ar.ie, of coarse, was, in
lH p'a..--., at once in everybody's liiotitfi ; but
tj.e naj, ol'the v.-hnle aCau-.was, that he soon
I a mcssagj from his challenger that j
;i was -hardly worth while for him to await j
tle recovery ot tiio Uamaoa eye, .1111. init
ha might, consider the chaliongo aa vrtth- j
drawn. And so eudod the only duel a.id the
only rifie match in which Colonel Berdan
A Cumpaiusox. It is said that the average
number of battles a soldier goes through is
about five. We know an old maid who has
UistooJ fonrtccn engagements, and haspow-
ih left for as inuny inoie.
Three Cheers for the "Red, White and Blue"
A correspondtt of the Indianapolis Jour
nal wriiingfroin iuii'liusburg. Yr., illuitrate
the Union feeling observed along the march
from Taw Paw: -
At North Mountain FTou'e we experienced
the first genuine Union feeling we have met
with since we have been in Yirginia. Every
house-top had on 'it the flag of the Union.
At this station, three day before, there were
rebel picket. The genuine Union feeling of
the people o North Mountain I will illustrate
by a real occurence. . It seems that the young
ladies of North Mountain Roue have a large
Union fkig, which it was necessary that they
should kerp concealed so the rebels' would
not gef it. ' The yonng litdie, after mature
thought, concl'ided to have it worn .1 a skirt
and selected Miss Mattie Cooker ns the most
proper person, Thus encompassed she live 1
aud moved until Capt John Wilson's Com
pany of the 13th arrived in town. Whe n it
was kuown that we were United Slates sol
diers she took the flag from its place of Con
re. .hiient .and stood undauntedly waving it
while the Captain's company gave it three
limes three, and the band, to enliven the
scene, gave the people Yankee Doodle. An
old lady who wa pre.-ent aid to us afterward
that Miss Cookers onuht to have Ukeu it trom
its place of concealment before we cr.nie np,
for now that we had found out where the
L'nion ladies kept their flags concealed w e
would be looking for them all the time- We
met another old lady there, en mule for a
neighbor's on a visit, but she said she could
not go anv further, for she must slay and sec
the dear soldiers, and that, fr her part, she
hadn't felt so happy since Parson So and so
had a revival at her ho:ise, before Secession.
Mr. Seward on the Peace Policy of the United
The policy of the United States is set forth
in a few golden sentences, which Secretary
Seward writes to Mr. Harper Tu elirtree, who
lately presided at a London meeting of con
gratulation over the settlement of the dispute
between the two countries:
- " The policy of the American people. Sir,
is a policy "of peace at home, peace abroad,
peace-with all nations a policy of freedom
for themselves, of freedom in their extending
empire, aud a policy hopeful of and conducive
to the nltimate freedom of all classes and con
ditions of men. Whoever shall wage war
against the American people, will find them
selves obliged, not only to commit the first
wrong, but to become, when they enter the
contest, the enemies, not only of order, peace
and progress on this continent, but of human
nature itself." w
The letter which contains theso remarkable
expressions-which find sympathetic respor.Ee
throughout all the loyal States at least is
published in the London papers. Oue would
suppose it should forever give the lie to the
misrepresentations which certain British jour
nals persistently make, of the views 0 the
Cabinet and Mr. Seward in particular.
It is narrated as one of the incidents of
the Fort Donelson fight that the youthful
Captain, Henry, Wilson, of the Illinois Eigh
teenth, was shot down three times without
receivings scratch! First, a ball struck tlie
pistol in his belt, pros trating him. TTe jump
ed up and rushed on. when he received an
other, dissronallv across his breast striking a
packet af papers in his breast pocket. He J
was err ied book, senseless from the stunning j
effect ol the blow, but ped!y recovered, and j
was again at the head of his company when 1
another ball struck him crosswise on his waist
nlate. and he was a''ain flattened out,
t T '
, ' , '- , - , , - j
the astonishment of Ins comrades, a short
, ., . , . , ,- c ,, , 1
whi e afterwards, to see the little fellow ruth- I
ing up and u pitching in " again.
an 1 bravely f
doinar bis dntv to the end of lh fight, com- t
im; off without a bruise upon him. but a j
little sore about tlie lib.
The Heroic Sailors on the Cumberland.
The scenes 011 board are heart-
Two of the gunners at the bow guns, when
ship was sinking, clasped their' guns in
tiieir armr and w.)ii'd not be removed, and j
went down einbraiing hem. One gunner !
had both his legs shot away, and his bowel- j
opened and protrutling, but he made tiiree j
step on his raw and bloody thighs, seized the j
lanvard and fired his ff'in. hdline back deal! ).
laavard and fuel his ff'in, hdiinc; bacl
A.-rl,.r t.wh It. ittt arms and le.-'S. vet lived.
and when they would assist him, cried out.
"Back to your guns, boy's! give 'em h II!
Hurrah for the old flag! " He lived till she
Small Bums. Although the sparrows levy
a small contribution on the fat mors grain,
yet the far greater portion of their food is from 1
injurious iurect?.. At the beginning of the j
world man would have succumbad in the un-
equal strugr!e, i! God hsd not given him in ,
the bird a powerful auxiliary, a tnitiitr.l any, j
who wonderfully accomplished the task which 1
mm is incrpable ot pcrlormmg in lact.
acainst his enemies of the inect world m.m
woidd bo powerless without the bird.
jitJiriXrti. Compakisos. That la-tm-hing
WM s9mothing sh" remrJcd almost with sa-
perstiitons awe. 1 lie ship, built on o::o f o
ment, but dosigiied to have it.-lilt in anatluir.
seemed aft imaged the soil, framed j
iasLi-Mied with many a weary liammer-slroke ;
iu this life, but Gliding us true element mi.y
wl.eu it sails out into u:e ocean 01 cicim.j.
Mrs. Slau'e. ""''.''
Andrew Johnson goes upon a grand mie-
sion to Tennessee. a:.J tie will prove- grand
Making Others Happy.
IIavz you made one happy heart to-day ?
Flow calmly you seek yOnr'pillow! -low"-'1
sweetly sleep! In all this world there is no-:-' i
thing so sweet as giving comfort to tha dia- - 1
(rested, as getting a sun ray into the gloom ,j .,
heart. Cliildren of sorrow meet us. wherever, . t
we turn; there is not a moment that, teira' ,:J
are not. shed and sighs ultered, yet how many
of these sighs ate cauiea oy our own thought- -lessness;
liow many a daughter wrings tiio
very soul of a fond mother by acts of uakind-
nss a;:d ingratitude. ,,IIw many husbaiids, , ., ,
by one little word, make a whole day -oi sad v)
hours and unkind thoughts.. , IIc W rjmamr -t
wives, by recrimination, estrange end embil-J
ter loving- heartsv ' How many brothers and' '
sisters meet bnt to vex each othe, making 'J-1
wounds that no human power can heal. - Ali I . '
if each one worked upon this maxim, day by
day '' Strive to make some heart hppy !" . , ,
jealousy, revenge, madness, hate, with their
kindred evil associates, would for ever leave ;
'.ho erctii. - -
No Drrx IIocrs.- " I never spent oneduil ;;: ,
hour," said Clementine, the daugh.er of the : .
celebrated Iia on Cuvier. These word3 were :' ;
uttered when she was in declining health, - 'f
when it was necessary to leave her a great t
part of time alone. . What was the secret by-, ;.'
which, uader these depressing circumstances,! . j
alie was enabled to escape those dull hour, ,
which so many of us experience? She had
the presence of Jesus ! Who can have dull. "
hour when they are blessed with the society
of their best beloved friend ? ' Siie had a ba- '
habitual sense of the presence of Christ " "" "'
East Feayino A popular divine tells a
good story as a hit at that kind of Christians.
who are too indolent to pursue the duties re-
quired of tbem by their faith. . He says that
oue pious gentleman composed a fervent pray
er to the Almighty, wrote-it out legibly, and
affixed the manuscript to his bed-post. Then 1
on cold nights he merely pointed to the docu
ment, and with the words, " Oh, Lord, these 1
are my sentiments,'' blew out the light and
nestled amid the blankets;. ' .; ' :j
Making Others Happy. War-Wit.
Medal for the Gunboats.
u'ressnmo, " those are the President's boots.:
The Pieshlent always sits with his feet out
of the window when he's at home, and those
the fare the cuds of his bjots." ' ; .'
Without another word, my bey, the Gen-
, The New York Mercury has a spicy corres -j
pondent in Washington. We giva below , ,
specimen of his letters. This extract may
lead to the discovery of tlie projector ot the
celebrated gnnboats: ;
' The gunboats to break the rebel blockade' '
have not started up the Potomac yet, owing
to a mistake by the General of the Mackeral
Brigade. . . . K ,-, . .t.' ;
Some months ago, my boy, the General .
gave an order to an il:istern contractor for a
couple of peculiarly made gunboats for this (
service ; but happening to pass tlie White
House, shortly after,' saw w;hat he took to be ,
the models of two jnst such guuboats pro-' '
trading out of one of the windows. : Think- -- 1
ing that the President had concluded to at- '.'
tend to the matter himself, he immediately i
telegraphed to the contractor uot ; to gij -oa: - .-i
with the job. , ..... ; . r -
Quite, recently, .the contractor came .fierf,
again, and says he to the General: .'
' I'd like to see the models of tUoe White
The General conducted him toward the
White House, my boy, and the two stood' ad-"
niiriixr the models, whicli protruded from the
window as usual. ... - -! ' ' '
FVli v so in a -Western Congressman cams .
- . " , .
nlong, and says the contractor to him:
you tell me .sir, whether those models of gun- ...
' -- 1 ' - - ,...,
boats up there are on exhibition? . . .. .
. , v,- . 1 t .
lTiinooa'.s: mc m uvrin vu.ii( wva- -
i!" up. Uo you ia.ie inose nungs lor guu
.oats'?" ' m
"Ol course," snys the. contractor;
'' Whv vou dui-ned fool!'' says the Con-
eral and tne contractor turned gloomily Irom
the spot, convinced that tbey uad - witnessed
the most ten iU icet of the campaign. . y
Yours, sedately, " OrfMCCS C. JxERB.
Squibs by Prentice.
Any ... .
ed out ol a cocked hat who doesn't do his. ., f
part towards knocking the rebellion into one.. ,
It is impossible to tell what the restoration : ,.(
of the Union will cost But one thing is cer-
tain : it will not" cost half what it is w orth. r
Do the rebel Generals expect to confirm
their friends' in tho rebel cause and win over " ""
etiemies by burning their houses and crops ? " J
The relels pretend to think that their fly-' " '
tin- forces bave at length come toa halt. Ah.
th;ireaJer3 are ,omil1g to is . .
A South Carolina paper threatens that the
whole of ti.e Ui.ited Stales "shall be the sent f
Then the war will have a tremertd-"
03 seat bigg'T even than Humphrey Mar-::1 '."'
WiiiVt ranf-r i so exceedingly scarce- m 1
11 ....(. r
the South, we can t see wny tlie Lontederato '-i
..nhoritics are permitted to waste, k by print-iJ t
. Confederate notes upon its
ie of th
el woman in Nashville, when
any of the V, S. illiex-rs pass them iu thi '' '
streets, rustle their dresses as if in fierce scorn; '
but they are very carelul, iii doing so, to show; .
a long reach of aukks. The ofScers' rather
hke it, ' - ",.'.;"'. ' .