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t.:. 'TELL THEM TO OBEY THE LAVS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNIT EDS T A T E S ."-Last Worm or sVph A." rocoils. ' . , volume ii. no. c. IJEBAKA, OHIO, AVEDrES)AY5 MAY 6, 1863. ... T7H0LE XUMBEfT 58, 'UEBANA UNION ...:T. Orrice: Coulson't Building, (second floor,) W at aide Norta UaiDtreet, near trie square. Terms : 11. per annum, Invariably in advance. U copies one year, tiu. UW If IIWtPAPtlti L Subscriber who do not give express notice tne contrary, are cons icerea as wishing to ecu--tinse their subscriptions to the naner. S. If ubscriber order the discontinuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to end them until all arrearages are paid. 3. If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their periodicals trom the otuce to wtiicn tney wereai rected, they are held responsible till tbej have et tied the bill and ordered them discontinued. 4. it aubcribrs remove to other place with out Informing the publisher, and the paper are sent to the former direction, they are held respon sible. . A. The Courts have decided that refusing to take "periodical from the olEee, or removing and leav .tlietu uncalled for. i prim facie evidence of Intentional fraud. The United North—What about the Northwest? 7 '" ''" ' .west? [From the Richmond Enquirer, March 7.] ALBEMARLE. TlH gentlemen in Albemarle county declare themselves willing to admit cer taia North-western States into the Con feder aej even without slavery; but at the same . time do not deny that they "should prefer" to have all our Confed erate States "characterized by similar institutions." The ten gentlemen do not "advert to the fact that those same North western States are not asking admission into our Confederacy, but on the contra ry waging a barbarous war upon us to force us into theirs. We believe that the ten gentlemen must be in possession of .diplomatic news which has not come to ;us. They must have received overtures from some distinguished man, woman or child. Something of great importance must be going on. It is not fair to keep us in ignorance in this sort of way. ' That United North both East and , Westis still rushing in upon us round all our frontier; there is no abatement, no remission. Every morning their bu gles, answering one another along a line of two thousand miles, wake five hundred thousand hired ruffians of all nations to their daily industry of ravage, and burn ing, and slaughter. The East and West '. vie with one another, and their rivalry is ' which shall carry their detested flng deep est into the heart of our land. But in this rivalry the North-west clearly has the advantage. Its troops have done us more barm than those of the North-east. TAtany rate, now at the hour we write, the whole of our Confederacy is compell d to strain every nerve, and use and waste' every resource, and place every available man in the field to resist that united Northj and prevent it from redu cing us to slaves and beggar". Now, just in this state of things, some . Confederate citizens begin to urge that ne of those two sections of our Northern foes-namely, the North-west--ehould Tegently argued with and tenderly en treated.. - These citizens are disgusted and alarmed if any one speaks harshly of the North-western people against Down easter we mar rail as we please: call them damnable fanatics, vile Abolition ista, fraudulent Yankees, and. nobody ' will complain. But if you use an ezpres aion which might wound the sensibilities .of the North-west, people cry "Hush You will repel them : you will chance .them from friends into enemies." As ' enredly this would be a bad change ; for if they slaughter their friends, they would undoubtedly devour their enemies. And when we ask the meaning of all 'this, we are answered that there is reason to believe that the North-west is tired of the war; is disgusted with the Lincoln Administration; is awake to the fact that, at the South eannot be conquered, she tad better be conciliated ; is electing Democratic - Legislatures, and sending mysterious emissaries to scatter over the South vigue hopes and cheering rumors, which are important, if true. And what then ? Truly we are glad to hear all this; it bodes evil to our enemies, and, therefore, augurs good to us. But what precisely are we to do in the mat ter T, No one advises (bat. on? armies, who are In face of those North-western troops, should lay down, their arms or should run away. On the contrary, it is agreed on all hands, we suppose, that our troops taunt still oppose a certain degree of resistance to armed invasion. But the specific thing we are invited to do, is to show that section of our enemies some marks of friendship, some desire to culti vate friendly relations with them; and, above all things, not to wound their feel-1 ng fcy unkind observations. Further, it is urged that our Government should fo o far ai to enter into negotiations ;with not the governments of those States, for the j will negotiate with us only through the cannon's mouth but with private politicians, individual stump orators, and oter obwura, uuauthorijed pereotn. Io all of and A of man iron-clad aa runs all foot. a sand lans, you you. the cess or way buy mad. is world owg the mean time, it teems to be thought desirable also that unauthorized persons on our side (like these ten of Albemarle) should offer to admit the North-western States into our Confederacy ; and they, all this while, are not asking to be admit ted, and not listening to any terms except submission of the rebels. The Last of the "Gumbacks." The counting of the soiled postage stamps, which were two or three months ago deposited at the New York Postoffice for redemption, is not only completed but at least nine-tenths of the stamps have been redeemed, and notice is given to the owners ef the remaining one-tenth that they should forthwith report them selves at the Postoffice with their certifi cates of deposit, and receive current funds in ieu of their old "gumbacks." It is desired to close the account, and persons interested may save themselves inconve nience by making early application for the money which is due them. The aggregate amount of claims of de positors is over two hundred and : sixty thousand dollars, and the whole number of washed and other stamps which were thrown out is comparatively small, being only about five per cent, of the -whole. This fact is owing to the care that was taken by honest holders to throw out all stamps that had been used before making their claims at the Postoffice, so that a farge proportion of the five per ce'it. of rejected stamps was offered with knowL edge of their character, or fraudulent design. The assorting and counting of the stamps has occupied three months' time. This work was performed, with that of redemption also, under the general super vision of the Postmaster, but the partic ular direction of the whole was assigned to the Treasury Department. An agent of the government also gave his attention to the details of the reception of the stamps and to other matters connected with the redemption. The counting of the stamps was a most troublesome busi ness. Their denominations were from one to ninety cents ; there were few, how ever, of greater value than twenty-four cents, and quite as many one cent stamps were of the nember, it is estimated, as of other denoniinotions. A considerable proportion were go begrimmed with dirt that it was difficult to recognize them.- Some idea of the extent of the labor involved may be formed from the fact that the counting would have occupied one man for the space of two years and a half; and it is believed that that man, in cousequence of the perplexing nature of the jrork, would, at or before the end of the time, have become insane. The number of persons who presented packa ges of stamps was about fifteen thousand, and the value of the packages ranged from one dollar to nearly nine thousand. The amount of money already paid in redemptions exceeds two hundred thou sand dollars ; and in the course of a few days the last of the soiled stamps depos ited at the New York Postoffice will have been paid for and destroyed. The pub lic will be glad to hear of this consum mation. Ar. Y. Putt. in of to he can of of as. He and his had who and Where Men Are Gut of Place. Gail Hamilton, in the last Atlantic Monthly, thus discourses : The one place in the world where a man has no business to be is the inside a dry-goods shop. He never looks never is so big and bungling as there. woman glides in and out among crowds her sex, steers sweepingly clear of all obstacles, and emerges triumphant. A enters and immediately becomes all boots and elbows. He needs as much room to turn around in as the English Warrior, and it takes him about long. He treads on all the flounces, against all the clerks, knocks down the children, and is generally under If he gets an idea into his head, Nims' battery can not dislodge it. You thought of buying a shawl ; but a thou considerations, in the shape of Rag cloaks,' talmas, pea-jackets, induce to modify your views. He stands by He hears all your inquiries and all clerks suggestions. The whole pro of your reasoning is visible to the eye. He sees the sack, or visite, cape put upon your shoulders, and you walking off in it, and when you are half home, he will mutter, in idiotio am azement, "I thought you were going to a shawl I" It is enough to drive one When a poor fellow is about to be burned by the savages, his very existence stake. The most miserable pettifogging in is that of a man in the court of his oonscieooe. but and were had and army. to were in The wiih to deeper hatred The the toiling those " have and Ohio Address of the Union Members. Of the Senate and House Representatives of the State Ohio, to the Soldiers of Ohio. Soldiers of Ohio! I behslf the loyal people of Ohio, we re spond to your patriotic and thrilling appeals. Men who have dedicated their lives to their country, and shown their devotion by toil? and sacrifices, have the right to address us, reposing in peace and prosperity at onr quiet homes. Ohio owes you a debt of gratitude which money cannot discharge nor words ex press. Yon have achieved, by your gallant deeds, a distinction which brightly mark the pape of history, and impart to the annals of our Slate an imperishable luster; and ynn may he assured that our loyal people prate fully appreciate their obligations to your val or and patriotism. Wt- acknowledge the justice and propriety of your rebuke of the " ignoble contentions of home politics and wild, shameless party strife" which unhappy prevail amongst ns. We cordially deplore this dissension. No cause which has ever commanded human en ergy so fully merits union of purpose, of voice, and of action, as that which has called you from the endearments of home to the perils of (he battle field, and which summons us to the noblest duties am! sacrifices which free men can rende. Whilst we regret that many have preferred the badge and success of party to the old banner of beauty and of glory, and the triumph of freedom, we may refer'l with patriotic pride to the Union Movement of 1861, in Ohio, iu which you participated. as a bright illustration of the loyalty of our people. Then men of every variety of party ante cedents met round the altar of their country laid upon it as a willing sacrifice all past political prejudices, and unitedly pledged fidel ity and co-operation until the rebellion should he crushed, and our flag float again over all the States of our once unbroken Union. Nothing aided more to consolidate that .pa triotic movement than these memorable words the last speech of the lamented Douglaa: "We have a solemn duty to maintain the Government The greater our unanimity the pwdier the day of peace. We have pre judices to overcome, from the few short months since of a fierce party contest. Yet these must be laid aside. Let ns lay aside a!I criminations and recriminations as to the ori gin of these difficulties. When we shall again have a country, wiih the United States flag floating over it, and respected on every inch American soil, it will then be lime enough ask who and what brought this upon us. Whoever is not prepared to sacrifice party or usnizalions and platforms on the" altar of his country does not deserve the support and con fidence of honest people. There are oidy sides to this question. Kerry man must for Vie United SMet or urjain.it it. There be no neutrals in this war, only patriots, or traitors." These sentiments became the rally ing cry of Ohio's patriots, and a multitude our best and most prominent fellow citi zens, gladly forgetful of all past political dif ferences and antipithie, rallied as became American freemen, to the common standard our country. Ohio never witnessed a more impressive spectacle .than that of the Convention of Septemlter, 18G1. The Presi dent of the Baltimore Convention was chosen the standard-bearer of the Union hosts. generously yielded to his country's call, bravely, during the canvass, exhibited devotion to the great cause to vhich he committed his heart and treasures. Those fought with him under this same banner shared in the spirit and devotion of his deeds, the people cf Ohio signalized ;,heir ap probation of the Union movement by giving than 56,000 majority to the candidates this convention. The power of that en thusiastic and uni'ed movement caused dis loyalty to seek concealment, and arosed the patriotic into a generous competition for no ble deeds and sacrifices. Tne voice of 1861 would probably have been re-echoed in 1862 for the significant facts that more than 50,000 voters had gone to the battle-field, I the strength and energies of our people concentrated upon vigorous efforts to recruit men to fill the places of the brave who fallen by diseases or in the armed conflict, to respond to a call for a.i increase of our Those now sympathizing with the re bellion did not then reveal any treacherous designs. Their appeals to the brave to come the rescue of the country, were not taint ed with words of dishonor or reproacli. There a few shameless political bankrupts who, their hiding places,, uttered words of dis loyalty, but even those were rebuked by po litical associates who disowned their heresies. majority of our prominent men, vied one another, both by words and deeds, enkindle jnthe hearts of the people a devotion to the Union, aud a deadlier of the rebellion. Under these cir cumstances our last annual election occurred. result is well known to you. Whilst loyal men of Ohio were volunte;ring and laboring with untiring vigilance to fill up your columns, unscrupulous and faithless men were to secure a party triumph. Many of who wore the cloak of loyalty, and paltered with the people in a double sense," thrown off their disguise and now shame tuly claim the result as a victory for party a rebuke to our Government. They are welcome to the unenviable distinction of glorying in a triumph, which has given fresh animation to the drooping hope of traitors. Such men have no genuine sympathy with "i to is all to the ting the to by and they flict, all writ ted wc-e They ried, tnesoiaiers, ana De assured, tne loyal men of have nooe with them. We duwu thou belf They have forfeited the confidence of our people. The great heart of Ohio throbs with emntions of pride and sympathy for her brave soldiers who have not "counted their lives dear," that they might save our country and ils free institutions. Your fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and friends of patriotic faith, who may be counted by multitudes, cherish your names and deeds with foundest remem- brance. They hail you as guardians of the homes and sanctuaries of freedom, and they will count it a preciou? privelege, whilst you imperil you lives for us and our country, to check and control these "Northern allies" of the rebels who dare tarnish your good name, or attempt to sacrifice the glorious principles which you have gone forth to defend. We congratulate you upon your high re- solve to struggle to the death for an undivid- ed Union. Not a star must be erased from he old flag not a State severed from' the Union, is the motto of all loyal people. ' With an unshaken confidence in the existence of a loyalty as self sacrificing a? that heretofore exhibited, we pmctaim to you that we will frown upon the attempt of any fa -lion or party orsanization to disturb the unity and nationality of onr movement to adulterate the great creed of our faith, or. to tarnish the bauner under which our fathers led us to the possession of our present glorious heritage, This soil has been consecrated to Freedom and free institutions, and not a foot of it can be set apart for traitors without a bae sur- render of plighted and patriotic faith, This to the whole Uni on, and the de- I termination to preserve its integrity are so doep-rooted and universal in the hearts of people, that even the most reckless among Northern sympathizers dare not advocate its severance or dissolution. Such an avowal would sink its authori to a deep and deserv- ed infamy. Your earnest and emphatic dis- approbation of all who talk about ' armistices anu compromises, exuiutis your correct ap- prehension of the real sources of danger, You have seen the rebellion in all its hideous aspects, and you know, as you assert, that a cessation of arms would but enable the rebels to recover from their exhaustion, and to pre- pare for greater outrage. A truce with them, now staggering under yoi;r blows and panti ig for breath, would be as absurd as to grant a respite to an assassin thirsting for the blood of other victims. We concur in your stern denunciation of the suspicious loyalty of those who talk of compromise. These men ought to know that there can be no compromise which doe3 not involve a total abandonment of the glorious I inheritance of free government committed to our care. They must know that such a con- cession would be an act of moral cowardice, .. . i.i .... t I tne recollection ot wlnen woulU stmg us Willi remote and self-reproach, and justly bring I'potr us the odium of the patriots of all lands The man who would desire a reconciliation upon such terms has no feelings in common with honorable and loyal men, and he ought place himself and treasure where his heart nmonghe rebels. ' As you state, the rebels will have no peace which does not recognize the rightfulness of f so to are the and cure and to ana erty. ger; and true ward the Mills Wm G'-orne their rebellon. None knew their fixed and treacherous purposes better than their North ern allies, who have been again and again scornfully repulsed by them, and who are still wailing their accustomed servility, ready to perform any act of condescension which their masters may suggest. The popular mind is becoming Well informed as to the mischievous purpose of these pretended nie?sengers of peace. And,-unless there is a speedy abate ment ot their treacherous designs, the gather ing storm ol public indignation will burst with the power of the Constitution and the laws upon those heartless transgressors. Be assured that your stern resolve to accede no terms but an unconditional surrender of rebels, has inspired all loyar men with a renewed spirit and energy, and has stricken with fear and trembling the Northern sympa thisers with the rebellion. Your hand-wri has troubled their thoughts, as that upon wall of Bibylon afflicted another trans gressor, who saw, as they see i-i your records, signs of a coming retribution. W, concur in your denunciations of tins per fidy of these 'northern allies.' who are striving chill the fervent patriotism of our soldiers circulating letters, papers and documents which basely misrepresent the noble purpos es of American patriots. This is but a new, as we think, the last scene in the tragic drama, which has been enacted by these vile j jj S performers. . The first was their affected hor ror at the alleged usurpation of the Chief Ex ecutive in calling lor 75,000 men. Their pre tended zeal for the Constitution made them in different to tha threatened destruction of our National Capital. Their abstractions were dearer to them than the salvation of our Gov ernment. Whilst you were buckling on your and rushing into the battle-field for the defence of the Constitution and the Union, were preparing their arguments to justi fy their running awav from the bloody con and thus saving that dearest to them of constitutions, their own bodies. They next appeared with hypocritical waitings and lam entations over the pretended tyranny of the President in suspending the privilege of the of habeas corpus. They were not afflic with the sad tragady in the streets of Bal timore, when the blood of our brave men who rushing to defend the Capital of our Un ion, was shed by the hand of the vile traitors. had no tears for those bereaved by the murdorof our patriots; but they fiercely howl ed when the dastardly afsafsiang were hur- S John Peter John John H James John James 0 Asher Oliver Joseph Seneca Joseph Myron Peter Salmon Joseph James David without ' due process of law,' to forts and t prisons. Tueir morbid sensitiveness on be- i of artwad oolprim, iudidati tfctoASiJui-1 PtrW ness of their own disloyalty, lor it is not with- in our knowledge that any loyal man of Ohio has any distressing apprehension that his body may be taken for treachery to freedom. " Again: They pretendedly frighten them- selves and attempt to alarm others with the enormous expenditures of the war, the de- preciation of morey, and the heavy taxes which must oppress the people. The blood of your comrae'es shed by the rebels at Stone river, and on all the other battle-fields where onr brave have fallen, does not so stir their fouls as the great fall in the currency. The mothers and sisters of Ohio, who have last the props of their homes and hearts, have uo- murmuringly given to their country thedear- est idols of their love; whilst these croakers have made the air vocal with the bereave- ments of their pockets. With such mercen- aries, it must be immaterial whether freedom or tyranny nrevails. : The last act in these false performances is the unpatriotic attempt to iucite the prejudi- ces of onr soldiers, by representing the conflict as a war not for the Constitution and the Un- ion, but tor the emancipation of the negro. It is an unfortunate coincidence that these pro- fessed Union men and notorious rebels should so fully concur in sentiment. But for the proc- lamation, say they, we would have cordially co operated in the vigorous prosecution of the war. Ohio knows that this is a base pretense, The same men who howl about emancipation, bewailed in equally strong tones at the arrest of Kane and his compeers in perfidy ; thedis attachment banding of the conspirators at Frankfort, and every vigorous act and policy of the Adminis- tration which has tended to crush the rebell our ion ; when these suspected patriots shall show the same enthusiasm in speakingof the victo- ries of our arms: of vour braverv an achieve- ments; of the triumph of the Union over the Rebellion ; and of the perpetuation of those great principles which constitute our nation; gtory, mai tney now exhibit tor the negro and the misfortunes of the rebels, their clam ors against the Government and the ad minis tration will at least have the appearance ot being the utterance of honest hearts. We say to you, our brave countrymen, that our wishes, our prayers, our purses, and i need be our Mood, shall be given to sustain you in your places of peril. 'We have no poli- tics and no party, bat the Union and the Constitution. If there are those with us who will attempt to pollute onr great mission w ith any peculiar or partizan views, we will repu diate their desecration of our high and holy purposes. If there are money changers in our ranks who will speculate upon the wants and gains of our brave soldiery, we will scourge them from our communion. ' We unitedly pledge to you and the great cause to whicl I J 1! t, you uave ueuieaieu your an, your lives, your fortunes, and your sacred honor. Whilst you guard ns Irom the hands of the rebels, we will guard you from the treachery of domestic traitors. You have aroused ns to a proper contemplation of the enemy in our midst The enemy must and will be conquered by appeal, by argument, and by all the motives wl'k'h can be.summoned, to move the heart Pfwism. We dread civil strife ; but not much as we dread rebellion. V e are ready meet any issue, however fearful, that we may save the Constitution and the Union. Soldiers of Ohio: Be of good cheer. The dawn of a brighter , day for our country i breaking. . A healthful reaction is now in progress among the masses of our people, and they aie detecting and exposing tlie false pre tensions and hypocrisies of deceivers They beginning to realize the true and great issue the Constitution an the Union against redellion ; and they are preparing for any all sacrifices which may be needed to se victory. The liberal, the enlightened, the patriotic of other lands, are arousing a full view of the nature of our contest tney are now sending tneir welcome greetings to the friends of Constitutional Lib Wait, and watch, and fiht a little Ion end the great triumph for you, for us for the world, will come. Justice, truth, humanity, and the sympathies of the good and in all landsare with us. And He who guided our fathers through the perils of the Revolution, will go before us and be our re as we advance to the overthrow of rebellion. I of of he saw et e. path he fat and red eried me " his SENATORS. Lucius V Biercc (Jtrdner S Groesbeck Lewis B Gunekel Harsh ieiikle Mii'iiplireville P R..liison Hitchcock Hood Keiley Neal Betijiimin Eggleston Davis Miles A G MoBumey William B McClung Samuel Qoir-by George W UnOey Allred McVeigh Rob't Sherrard, Jr John A Sinnet William Sprague Isaac Welsh Thos H Whet3tone can't,' into is a all place REPRESENTATIVES. R Hubbell James W Bayard Bartram Boone Lewis Clark George W Howe Cook Benjamin F Cory George Keck" Keyser Ferril O Griswold Gunsaiilns Richard D Harrison Leonard Harsh C Hills Odiin S Osborn Jefferson Patterson W Pierce Pnrsell Jonathan H Randall Thaddeus A Reamy William ti Kobb L Rockwell imes Scott Jonathan H Siea Job Henry Brachman Joseph Bradbury James Huston John Johnston Abel Krum John Latham Milton Lemen Jacob Glessner Ezekiel Masters Robert Montgomery Jamea Mvers Amzi Mc'Gill John Q Smith William Stanton Ezra Stewart Absalom Stiver Eif ward Tiffany George W Wallar Sidney A Warner George W Wells Willham H WeBt Wait Whitney Andew J Wilkin J;imes J Winans ei B Woodbury ' nati been eral his lantic is next Board ed meets for tural Hugo's Fortune. Daiii Marthon had six sons, of whom the yonngest .was Hugo. He was delicatf, ihoughtful and wise, unlike the other five, who were rude and quarrelsome, agreeing in one thing only their dislike of Hugo. Him they scolded and slighted, and pushed to the wall continually, till at hut hi mother said to him : ., . ., . , ; " Son, here is no longer a place for thee. Thou hast wit, go seek thy fortune." And giving him a blessing, and sixpence for luck, she sent him away, early in the morning, be fore hia brothers were up. Hut?o walked all day through the forest and saw nothing of his fortune." ' In the evening he came to a hut, where - sat an old man by the fire, with a beard aa whit as snow. " You can come in,'' said the old man, '"bat yon must go before my wile comes, or she will have you baked, to-morrow, in a pie." Hugo sat down by the fire, and in warm ing himself, and eating roast apples, forgot all about being served up in a pie, till he heard a great noise without, and looking up, saw an old woman flying up to the door with a broom stick. The old man took Hugo and bid him in a bag of flour, and hung it up against the wall. The old woman came in and sat down by the fire. " Who was here to-day ?" said she. " Nobody," said the old man. "But whose foot-prints are these in the ashes?" " The cat's," answered her husband. ' "How the cat must have grown since this morning!" said the old witch. "But whose garter is this lying on the floor ?" " Mine,' answered the old man. " If the cat's foot has grown large, your leg has grown small," replied the witch ; " but what is in that bag hanging up against the wall?" " ' ' ."Pumpkins," said the old man; when at this moment the string broke, and out rolled Hugo on the floor. " Yery good," said the witch, " I will have you tor dinner, to-morrow." And taking him by the hair, she locked him up in the stable with he broom-stick. " Have me for dinner will you ?" said Hugo to himself. ' A nice fortune that would be mi,ht as well have been a goose or a tur key." And with that he sat down to think, and see if his wit could save him. While he sat there, a while head and a pair short legs popped down the chimney, and the old man began to wink and nod at Hngo. and point at the broom-stick. " Ride it," said the old man. "So I can," answered Hugo, but the broom- stick was not go easily caught : it slipped out ofhis hands; it dodged him in every corner the room ; it thumped him over the head and shoulders. "Say Aramem," said the old n.an. " Aramem," said Hugo. ... Tiie broom-stick stopped long enough for Hugo to seat himself, and then, bounced up chimney. The witch sitting by the fire it going, and rushed out. " Come back 1" she cried to the broom-stick. Hugo took out flint and steel from his pock " If you go back I will burn you up," said The broom-stick, went on. but presently Zehoske, the evil goblin, beard the cries of the witch, and came striding after Hugo, and the snow goblin came clumping iu bis huge snow hoes, and the elves of the brook covered his with mist, and so confounded him iliat could hardly tell whether he was going backward or forward, tut just then Hugo spied a sleigh covered with buffalo robes and drawn by eight horses, and in it sat a little man with a jolly face and twinkling eyes, a liitie thin man with an icy beard and nose. ' Dear Santa CIaus--good Mr. Jack Frost!" out Hugo, " take me in pray. Don't let serve the witch for mince meat !' " Is he a good or bad boy ?" said Santa Clans beginning to fumble in his pocket for book of record. " All. boys are bad," said Jack Frost. "No," said Santa Claus, running his fat finger down the list " Let me see, Harcke, Hugo here he is : Minds his mother, obliging, never says ' I don't want to,' or 'I keeps his eyes and ears open, and his tongue still, cleans his boots when lie comes the house, and tells the truth. Why, he paragon, tret m here, quicn i And Santa Claus tucked the buffalo -robes up around Hugo's curly head", and drove strright off with him to fairyland the only that was worthy of such a boy. in by or of the less on is dispatch from Columbus to the Cincin Gazette says: Col. Ed. A. Parrot hr.s made Assistant Provost Marshal-Gen for Ohio, by order of the War Depart ment Ho is now here prepared to commence new duties. Tint amounts already subscribed for the At Telegraph," in New Yots and London, said to be sufficient to insure its success year, beyond a reasonable doubt. Secretary Kuppart of the State of Agriculture, has been appoint by that body to visit the National Ex hibition at Hamburg, Get many, which in the month of Jane next. Good the enterprise of our State Agricul Society. , . ....... Tni man who makesjt bjjast of extra ordinary shrewdness tasu't got t parti- that and light in least light, all go and too 'Dfj-. should be than that was sion left the so flings their them snd up Manufacture of Postage Stamps. ' Tb design for the stamps are first engrar ed on dies, taken up on rolls, and then Irana ferred to a large steel plate by "the proeese of multiplication, the hardening -roll berng 'ap plied successively to every portion of the sur face till the die ot two hundred stamps, are made. The plate being now hardened, goea to the printing room. " The proeese of pilot ing is very simple, the plate being hiked, then laid in the press, the moistened sheet being p'aced on it, the rol passed once over it, and two hundred postage tmp are print ed -xl oue operation. A weak oil is used, so that the stamp may not be saturated, aa the paper is not so highly sized as that used for bank notes. Carmine gives the red color to the 3-cent stamp, pale ultra-marine tbtf blue to the penny stamp, chrome green (tm tint to the 10-oeiit stamp j while the 5-cent denomi nation is printed on brown, the 12-cenC ia black, tha 24-cent ia purple, the 30-cent in orange, and the 90-cent in intense ultra-marine. From the press the sheets go to the drying-room, where they are piled in canvasa- eovered frames or racks, so arranged that ech day' work, and even each man's task is kept by itself. They go next to be gummed la bor which is entirely performed by. girls. The sheets are laid in piles, face down ; each girl has a copper basin of gum and a soft flat brush, with which she finishes a sheet with a few strokes. E vch girl gums 1.000 sheets, or 200.000 stamps in a day. - -:: . The gum used for this purpose i prepared by one man only, who keeps the formula cf its rnanufacture a profound secret . The gum med are placed in racks similar to those used in the drying-room, and piled up in the room for half a day, or a day and a half,, as the at mosphere may be more or less dry, and when thoroughly dri;d are laid between paste board leave and subjected to powerful pressure. The sheets are now cut in halves, so aa to leave one hundred on a sheet and are then taken into another room, where the hole? be tween the stamps are perforated by machin ery. This operation is performed by passing the sheets .first in one direction and then across, between two sets of' narrow, brase cylinders on shafts, the upper set being fur nished with small steel punches, and the oth er perforated with holes or dies to correspond. The operation ia 'instantaneous, '-ifit' whole eleven rows or holes beinpmade at once. The cylinders are adjustable on shaftivso that stamps of any sixe can be perforated by the same machine. - : The st-uops are now fiuialied, the only re maining duty of the attendants being to count and inspect them, after which they are placed the safe, and sent in package wherever Government directs. E.ich machine, worked a girl for twelve hoars, perforates 10,000 stamp a day one way, or half .that number if holes are made in both directions. Last year the Postoffice Department used21G,0OO, 000 postaje stamps of all denominations, Tsrhile year the increase will not fall far short of 20,000.000. . , ' , ( Of all the denominations of stamps. th ied, 3-ceiit ones, are most in demand, about three limes t many -of "hem being ,nsed as the penny stamps. Next to -the penny 10-cent denomination is most in request ; next, the 12 cent then the 24-cent and so on the 90-cent one, of course, being required thaa any other. Stamps being really the representative', so much money, the great est care u taken to guard against dishonesty the part of the workmen ; and go perfect the system of checks, that the loss of a single penny stamp can be detected with ab solute certaitty. Scientific American. ' The Origin of Beauty. WniN tlie eternal mandate was uttered, our first parents mu;t leave fair Eden, they turned to leave their bright abode. Eve gazed upon the flowers, her earliest latest care, the tail trees with their golden fruits, the sparkling fountain, the river wind ing between hill and valley, tha birds whose plumage had delighted her eye, aad whoso songs had lulled her to repose at night and awakened her to fresh scenes of lovclinets at morn. Heavy was her heart, for she could see do She had brought sin, wretchedn'es and sorrow into the world, and all that was lovely life was past, all that was bitter to be en dured was in the future. She turned to Ad am, and for the first time in all her misery, re membered that she waa not alone, she had at one human friend. Then there beamed upon her face a pure a radiant smile, in which was mingled of woman's faith, all her fortitude and de votion as she eclainmed, " u Thank God, wo forth together !" The angel at the gate beheld that look of marvelous loveliness, that triumphant smiley sighed ; he knew that such beauty was high a boon to bestow upon human be- ; Far better for Eve than when next she Eee her face in the fountain, it should that of a sra-Umfcted. sufTerine woman. a joyous spirit, for it would remind ber henceforth her lot, and all her daughters, not tb triumph but to endure. . But the angel stole that heavenly expres from the face of our erring mother, as eh the bowers io Paradise ; he wove with last rays that the sun shed over the home lately unsullied by sin, and occasionally ia the etherial vesture over mortal cpoo entrance Into this world, thereby giving a faint shadow of Eve's last look ia Edo, thu we hare the origin o( beauty. - HANDBai.8 should befreotwnUy Vock ;' young ladee uwi .