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Local Notices 20 cents per line, and Person al notices, when admissible. 10 cents per line. Job-Work of every description done neatly at Memphis prices, on short notice business connected with this office Letters ■should be addressed to J. A. SIGNAIGO. Grenada, Miss. FtfBLIC LEDGER, ruIlMSHED % afternoon, EVERY Except Pumday, BY 1 Whitmore and F A.Tylor, I I'llder the firqi and style of WIIlTMOllE & VO. AT 13 ,15.4 D/.SoV STREET, MEttriTIS. TUE rUttlJe LEDGER is served to city -snbs.-riWrs bv faithful curriers at Fifteen Cents i„-r week payable weekly to the cam. !»W. Eight Dollars per annum, or Seventy tiwu Cents per month, in By *.rs. aUvaiti* I •Tho Public Ledger lus the fAirj/ctt Daily CiEttlation, Hie .State of Ten Of any ]>•,!>•-? published in nessett. OVK JOiS DEEl'AUTMNT Is comi.b'tn, and U tho largest, establishment „f the iuncl in tlra Southwest. W« employ none but capable workmen, an* turn out the bast of work at the most reasonable prices. WHITMORE & CO. 4ftw4f*t GfiOCERIES! GROCERIES! friovus Wte would respectfully filiform * t nciiallv. that having bought and J.'VofliU'e stock. "I H. II. and broupA t on larg«*. »<l* ' u> fur* uur linn,.Mini Wr <1 lb** juihlif go out. fli* 1 Grocery i Ml HUMAN, Ksq. tlilioim) supplies 1,ti •TV tllill'. , I. ill tin* Ui'A'EST CASE KATES. hi hand PORK, SUGAIL MOLASSE& CORN. LIQUORS, NAILS, BUCKETS, BACON, HAMS, COFFEE, FLOUR, SALT, VINEGAR, AXES, BROOMS, &c. &c. Wo. have »!«o a Wagon Yard and Cotton Warehouse, and will purchase, advance and ship cotton. \V'tcan tic found at tho brick botiso pied by R. H. Sherman. We Die determined to sell"cheap nnd please all who will give call. All are invited. u« RE A COCK & POWELL. 43 Am* M LEAN i WILLIAMS, J)ept>t St., second House east oj Pub lie Square GRENADA, MISS. Wholesale and Retail Grocers. Their Bar is at all times suiiplied with Lest brands of Foreigu and .Domestic toied, Brandios, Wines, Ale, ^c. 43 ly* WM. .1. PATTI80N. JAS. M. JAMISON ros. HOY. JOSEPH HOY & CO. Succcstor 8 to (jirrolt , Hoy <?• Co., COTTON FACTORS % AND, GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 36 Perdido Street, KEW ORLEANS. T am again Agent for Joseph Hoy <fc wait upon planters anil business ut points along tlie tines of the Mississippi tral and Mississippi and Tennessee Rain Bagging, Ties anil suppling will be to patrons. I will make liberal cash on rotten ready for shipment. Grenada be ray central point. nuUJetters, or addressed to at this place, will prompt attoution.» Iu my temporary to other points, the operator will all telegrams for me, so that any pressing mands may have immediate attention. July 23rd I8t58 3m. JOHN POWELL. . and will T X i. rorr.sTA v L. PODESTA & CO., WBfllesale Grocers and dealers in LIQUORS,/WINF, ALE, rOUTER, TOBACCO, CIGARS, ETC., No. 55 Madison str/'ct (First door east of Second,) Memphis, . All orders for family and plantation plies prymptly filled. t -s»s w ▼ "t Grenada J j Club Rates* The Sentinel will be furnished to clubs at l ha following low* rates: 112 5 Copies to one* address, one year 30 iovernmcnt | Terms—$3 per year in advance. of Our Fathers. The White Man's r. A. 8I«NAI«0, Proprietor. !■ 32. 15 2<y 40 No be takon unless accompanied with the Cash'-' GRENADA, MISSISSIPPI, SEPTEMBER 19, 1868. NO. 11. , YOLUME XIY. l GRAND TOURNAMENT! .» U16 THERE will be a GRAND TOURNAMENT given at Grenada, on THURSDAY, 15 th DAY" of OCTOBER, at which the Gauntlet is laid down to all tr ue Knights. Prizes to be nwar d ed as follows: ! 1 Prizes, 1st Prise. ono double case gold watch and chain, Valued at $250. 2nd Prize, nod at $150. gold wnfch vnl fine saddle and bridle, vnl doublet* 3rd Prize, ed at $60. The Knight taking tho most number of will crttvrnthe Queen of low ami beauty. rings Tlie Knight taking the next highest number of rings, the 1st Maid of Honor. The Knight taking the next highest number of rings, will crown the 2nd Maid ul fl All Knights must Appear in the ring IN FULL COSTUME. 1 HE TRACK Will be THREE HUNDRED yards IN CIRCUMFERENCE. The distance One Hundred from 1st to the last ring. The lances will be of SOLID 'wood TAPERING EACH WAY FROM THE CENTER. All disputes will be settled by the Judges. JUDGES: COL. JAS. R. BINF011I), COii. j. z. GEORGE, coil. J. K. RUSSELL, GEN. W. F. BRANTLY, gen. E. C. WALTHALL, J URGE E. S. FISHER, J UDGE R. D. McJiKAN, COL. A. S. PASS, J. T. GARNER, ESQ. ' COL. A. P. DUNAWAY, COL. J. W. BOOTH, MAJ. W. II. FORD. r II. The Rules customary at Tournaments will be adopted. Knight's Entrance Fee Entrance to the Tournament.100 All communications addressed CAPT. W. A. BR(J*VN, JOHN S KING. Corresponding Secretaries. 810 on, occu COOFKEVILLE, XiaBIgUPFI. Having thoroughly renovated, amt Baker IIousc, the undersigned begs leave i to his friends, and tlw public generally— that ho L prepared to nidi them tho very bast bote! accommodation. Give us a cull. Wm. BAKER. 45tf Proprietor. u« a Aug29-5t DISSOLUTION. THE Firm of Lakv.B™., ih dissolved by tuai consent, to-data from July lltli., Lake aud A. W. Lake retiring. Square A. W. Lak«, GEO. LAKE, W. S. LAKE, RICHARD LAKE. the Wins New Firm. THE undersigned have this day formed partnership under the firm name of Baku and will continue the same business conducted at the old stand of JAMISON by the former fir Lake. They are authorized to settle all standmif eluims and to collect all dues W, H. LAKE. RICHARD LAKE. old firm, nod-tt. BAKER HOUSE. announce <fc Co., furnished advances will telegrams receive absence re-forward de WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY r.., r.v, k Repaired to order, by !■ AT BISHOP'S OLD STAND.' Citation Notice. J. M. Gills, formerly Murphree To J. S. R. G. 8. Q„ and Vrunklin Murphroo, of tSfcar, Texas. YOU are Iteroby cite J to .bo and fore tie Probate Court of the county of busha, State of Mississippi, to be houlen Courthouse in and ior said couuty, first Monday in October 18148, to show if any you can, why tho petition of York, Adm'r of Solomon* Rlurphree Bale of tho lands belonging to the ostate decedent for distribution among the distributees of said decedent, should ^Bvorder of tbo Court August -1th uo7 4t TH0S. WARD, MAUATAK8 Tknn. sup sep21~l)* tention the son. they change tution days shouts on night, not Obey was is obey your it in it you the reveille. TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN. Hftik! I Wr the tramp of thousands, And of armed men the hum : Lo ! a nation's hosts have gathered Round the quick alarming drum— • buying, "Come, Freemen, come! your heritage be wasted," said the quick alarming drum. - t Ei "bet mo of my lieart take counsel; War is not ot life tlio sum! Who shall stay and reap the harvest, days •shall comeV ltut the drum Win:it tint autu 9 Echoed "Come! Death shall reap the bravest harvest," said thcsolaum sounding drum. the coming battle. What of profit springs therefrom? " conquest—subjugation— Even greater ills become ?" But tho drum Answered "Come! to prov promptly answering drum. ("What if. 'mid tho cannon's thunder, Whittling shell and burstiug bomb— When my brothers lull around me, Should my heart grow cold and numb V But the drum Ariswored "0 Better then iu death united, than in life a recreant—'Come. 1 "But win* What if it,' 'said the You niuat do the s >.l—hoping—fenring— tmubting some, Thus thee nnswen ) in faith, i 'Till a trumpet voice proclaiming,. Said, "My chosen people come!" Then the drum, l,o! was dumb, For the great heart of tho nation, tlifobbing, id—"Lord we como!" PENDLETON. Eloquent Trmrnlim of hk Speech at Harljori From the Boston Post.] The foliowiug is the concluding portion of the speech delivered by Mr. Pendleton before a large Detno e cratic masB meeting at Hartford : >' I say that the true polioy of the United States is to pay the bond holder exactly what wo promised.! This is the only way to relieve the burdens of the country ; to make it easier for tho people to pay their taxes; to make it oasier for thorn to gain a living. Do this aud prosperi ty will again return, your fields will again be fertile, your iudustry will flourish. The republican party is op posed to this whole system. They aro iu favor not of paying off, but of fuuding the bonds. Acoording to their plan tho funded debt would have forty years to run at four nnd a half percent, interest—payable, both j principal nnd interest, iu gold; and I the bonds shall not le subject to tax ation, neither, by the States nor by jibe federal government. Well, gen tlemen, I object, with gold Btauding at 140—perhaps vert those bonds into gcildybonds now, will add ecveu huudreH 14.">. If you con millions you of dollars to the amount of the debt; you make it impossible to pay If it amounts to tlie debt in five years. 82,500,000,000 aud you pay four per cent, only, it will amonut to 8100, (1(10,000 a year in gold for interest. I f you pay this sum for forty years you will, at. the end of forty years, have Aiid 84,(100,000,000, and at_ t'.ie end.will still have the debt of 82,500, 000,000 besides. Forty years! Why how many of you will live that time? How rnauy, even of your children, will be alive at tlie end of forty will have to 00 Year by year you years: to go on paying this fcnormouB amount. Year by year it will come, out of the blood nnd bones and toil and sweat of your children. Do you kuow what a national debt means? It means that the rich shall be richer and the poor poorer. It means that capital shall be exempted from taxa tion, aud the laborer bear all the burden. It means for those who la bor for tbeir daily bread, scant cloth brown bread, and no meat. , that capital shall pamper idle ness in luxury, but that squalor sliall preside over the cabins of the poor, and that his daily struggles for daily bread shall make his life a constaut death. I see before me to-night many a young mau, and I, can see his beatnitfg eye tiud intelligent face the hope that lies at the botton of ***. He is willing toUbor on for retUtcdtlm • few years, and to b 9 pe that lit w tn he able then to trade on tlie capital traveling Kffiieii fijs industry and frugality have fur- , |l c ) lus his day dream sa vcu - ", m B his night dream. Ho sees a snug | 10inc lighted up with t* smile „ love, and noisy with the prattle of fant tongues—made sacred by of a wife aud a mother— George m; means a Co Bros*, Win. out of the presence surrounded within and without those rays of contentment which plenty and prosperity shed. Young men, are you willing to give up those cherished hopes ot the fu ure to consent ior all your lives that tion shall take from you what is necessary tor your food elotbihg? [Voices-,* No no never No, gentleman, do not yield to siren voice, winch persuades to extend the deb and rein* the terest. Pay tho debt and save interest. That will answer purpose That wtll ifisure yo* ture. [Immense appaus-J i tlemen, passing awhy ftu.m this jectof thematend interests of ■3 u29tf J. A. Lono appear be Yalo at tlio cause, Darnel dec'd for o( said heirs and n6t be 1868. Clerk. tention to this fact—flint the great race, pole-star of the Deraocr*tie party is civil, Constitatidn of thqUnited States, from [Applause.] Do not, xny citizens, in the heat of -this a rduous contest, do not fbrgetthikt great les The republican faarty believe can ainead it; that they can change it and make it a bjetter consti tution than out fathers made it in the ot old. ["Never, never," and shouts of appliuse.] I charge it up you, Democrats who are here to night, never tgconsent cither to its abandonment qr its degradation. Do seek to amend it; d o not seek to ehaugeit; do Inot seek to evade it. Obey it. [Immense Applause.] It good enough for yo air fathers. It good euough for you. If you obey it, it will be good enough for your children for a huodred years to Study it, understand it. Harry about with jou, asal iving presence all the waits of your daily life. Take it to your home, read it your wife, teach it to your children; put upon your family altar,that when you bow your head ita supplicating prayer it may be there next to the image of God hitnse If. [Immense applaus.] Do this, and theu in HU him own good time you will be able to raise it up to that place and power to which the brazen serpent in the wil derness was raised in otder that the plague might be stryed. Do this, and you will be able t® rear it up to that high n) the Ark ortho Couvemautwas reared, rouud which the unse«n legions of the Almighty kept wa«-d aud guard, that he who touched it with impious hands should die. [Renewed ap plause.] Remember, fellow-citizens that the Constitution contains within itself all that is good iu the experi-j of the past,and all that is,it hopeful in the prospects of the future.! It is the ark of safety in the midst of! the flood which is upon us. . It may! he be tossed in the blaeka ess of darkness upon the weary waters for wany days, j but it will rtet upoa tkie mountain top at- last; the sun will white; the dove will leave it Dever to a-eturn, aud, now then emblems of purity, liberty; and peace, she will seek to rebuild her habitations amidst the scenes of her: former life. [Cheers.  I do uot des-| pair. I have hope-it* the aspirations j of men. I huve faith in the! fellow- and as record military with he peace seek mind, to right oothing to never the name mities issues made the a repeat come. the loved He in he acc of ho nor to which e rices providence of God. I know that the pathway of history is strewn with : the wrecks of empires and peoples, and constitutions and liberty; aud ihj ay be in the providence of God that; this country of ours will follow in the wake of all the motions that have gone before. If it sliall be so, let it | not bo owing to the faults or misfor- j tunes of the* Detxiocratio party, [Great cheering] IT it must be so let it be known that it was the party of our love that stood to the last, 1 with heroic virtue to the principles of ; civil liberty. If it must be so let us, my fellow-citizens, take consolation in tho thought that in the eternal circles of God dea'h is but the pre cursor of resurectioo; and that the same principles wbic b hasten nations | to decay oontain within^ themselves the spark of living fire which secure undying youth to oi*r immortal race. [Great applasn.] " Time writes no wrinkles on its lair young brow, ... Such as creation's Jem beheld, it sees thee progress still onwa-rd and upward, higher and still higtaver, Higher; as the eagle when he takes his flight in li»e face of the sun. Higher; as the atars, when in their courses they encircle the footstool of the immortal tlirt»no! Higher; as the soul of man when it puts aside this tenement of clay, and seeks throughout all the agea the home of its futherand its God.' 1 * The concluding sentences of the peroration were ggreeted with cn thusiastic cheering, and Mr. i'endle ton took his seat amid prolonged applause. of "Campaign lives of Seymoxr and Rlair," in drawing to a conclusion his rapid sketch or the Dife of Maj. c, Mr. antaMubU : - the la It iu face Itis for 1 have aud snug ot the Amidst the wrecks of time its "And from the sky serene and far A voico falls liku a Falling star, Exclfi^ior !'* Frank -l». Brief Memoir ef His life. Mr. David 0. Oroly, the author tn by which lowing summary ofi bis traits as vea i e ,l ; u his public and private life those ^ beai<1 e 8 exertiog aud h|m6U , f pro f eB8ion »| lyi Gen. Blair taxa. uw , U, h a8 a speaker p f or t | ie Conservative cause, liis and ^ ^ extended through several ] especially in Connecticut, tins tirst S ot iu t-lie reaction which you ^ ^ ^ the country, w- a | wa y S lad a oiear purpose the mail , taiue d ii your ? Mnd.and in the fu- b.sUu.y, ^ ^ #f po#ce / object was tin: suppression of the sub J 80 lely. The the States, the degrade the supremacy of military over | wor have received no countenance his Resuming with ripened career. him than his own shadow during all friend. is,it is patriotic. These whom he re garde as Northern rebels now, he op poses with as inuoh fire and force as he did Southern rebels id the past, His address is singularly popular j and unaffected. the humblest and serene among the highest. His personal power almost amounts to magnetism. He can mold men to the purpose he wishes, reticent, he is yet prudent. Euipbati cally, he possesses that equilibrium of all the faculties known as common j sense, ,T ' expanded couvicliqps his position statesman, and adding to it the record second to none: of eminent military qualities, he has labored with voice aud pen as gtreuously as did with the sword to realize in you. of I that pute Do it? you We peace the benefits he felt force' to seek by war. So orderly has been his mind, that hohas always known where stop. Believing in the negro's right to bo free, he helped give his freedom. Notkdng less would suffice; oothing more was required Devoted the Union, zeal and intolerance never tided him over into disunion in the name of Union. He has never prostituted the name of liberty into proscription of the white race, the name of anti-slavery into the enor mities of negro supremacy, The issues of the war unaccomplished, made him a radical. The issues ot the war finally accomplished, left him conservative. To speak of his magnanimity, bravery and populaiity would only repeat the recofd of his soldierly Sherman kept him closer to t if the war*, and always had him fouhi, second in pommaud. His officers loved him ; his men worshipped him He xas never defoated. Successive promotions in rank and power flowed in on him. lie gave to each advanced responsibility a more brilliant dis charge than the preceding one. No fraud taints his -hands. No tyranny stamps his record. In war he was a relentless, sleeples®, always victorious enemy. In peace he has proved a thorough, alhforget* ting, wholly-truBting, magnanimous Ilia record is its consistent as lie is accessible to Is T ot His life has been almost n romance, Converting a State to freedom, and : then saving it to the Union ; the hero of two wars, and deserved'y eminent ihj i» both; a business man of the high est iwtegrity of mind and temperance of habit; an orator of great ubility; a statesman of rare faculty and tore | sight ; a man of indomitable will ; bis j ttaits are all positive to the highest degree. In greatness, in clearness,in combativeness, in statesmanship, he is a veritable Andrew Jacksoo. We 1 have given his record. Further to of ; reason from it would be supereroga tiou. The country knows him, and above all. his comrades iu arms revere and love him. •— J " T . B- H Illll S AllVlCC to 111® NfJ?rOC.. | - j Hon. Benjamin H, Hill delivered | 0 „„ S p ec R a t the City Hall in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday evening, 21st ult. | discussing the reconstruction measures in the usual line ot argu nient, he talked for a long time thee ^ negr0e9( j n t he course of his ro ' marks saying : I iqt is my duty to* warn you - | it t , m( ^ you tu ru a .deaf ear iwhat 1 have spoken to you; if you I will be deceived ; if you will hate | white people : if you yourselves will I provoke a war of races—I warn you he that destruction is iu store tor you. sun. . When such a war comes, if unhappily their it should, tho whites, North of South, will unite against you. I as | letters from the North almost every aside ! day, saying let the contest come; seeks will fight it out. Ult, in y colored of friends, that a voice from heaven could tell you that the best triends you the on earth are these Southern people cn- these people who have been raised with you. It:s strange to me y 0 u can bo made to believe anything else. The radicals, have tried white people and failed with them mil now they are failing with colored people. I havfe studied history of your race for tout thousitou years. During you! slavery yon joyed mote advantages and happtucss than ahy of your race elsewhere. and ^ wa „ t to preserve your advantages ;U)( j happiness iu freedom, you Maj.- preserve your kiudly and natural that its to author life : exertiog has speaker ef several which purpose ii in prose Tht re ex degrade are no* as let the future historian say you got your freedom begqp to deteriorate. Preserve characters, improve your race, houest and just, aud freedom prove a blessing to you. If you your back on your friends, on who mido this country, what wt yiJnr talo ? tend to have peace-,t. is to our terest to have peace , b J wage war if yon will follow if you will hate our people at the stigation of carpet-baggers, teo yo«. 1 aese are words sti ikol deep into your hear, :lThe wTr^?r C om W °a e il part/ re* soou as with 4. knew sight 1 my long ed uur you not louger. clasped walk from tion. the bad heavy storm." |j These are uot tk rests, my colored friends: they are words of counsel, and warninii, and wisdom to I do 'not know what is to become the ooniitry. There, never were so whites and blacks aseetuhled to gether iu one government, *s freemen, before. Whether it will stand or tall do uot know. Philbftnthirrfl say it cannot stand. 1 wei't dis with them. Well, what then? you exyect white people to quit Do you expect them (6follow the carpet-baggers in their disenfranchise of intelligent people? That won't do. Never! never! If would prosper and be happy, you must come to us ; come to gether ; it is your interest to come. understand this question better you df—we know our rights, we know yours," i:i« a Midnight Hide on a Cow Catcher. and I Robert other merest A writer in the Oneida Circularr describes a singular adventure. '/The train was to start at 11:45, it wanted but a few minutes of time As I stood there in the darkness within a few feet of the hiss- nie rtonster, my heart begau to fail , and I almost resolved to abandon the hazardous undertaking. What I should lose my hold andbe thrown a in front of tluit crushing mass of machinery? What if there should be souiething on the track? Such tested thoughts kept whirling thnugh my iniud" and I hesitated. Suddenly the study, hell rang. Hardly realizing what I i an did, I hastily left the dark recess and stepped ou the heavy franework in I front of the engine. By means of a yond stout leather strap I bound nyself on w h by passing it round my body and under one of the strong ba;3 OT the .--catcher, • While 1 was thus eu- the paged the train liaiilel't the depot and with rapidly increasing steed was a passing through the city. I had some fears lest some of the flag men at the street crossing should discover me and the signal to the engineer; for I well knew that if II. should become aware of my perilous situation lie would s^pp the train and take me off. My t&rs were groundless. The strong •dare of the headlight directly over ~ nm a c my position, by contrast, 0 almost invisible to any ODe in front. Passing tho last crossing with a p rush andl roar, we sped on through the subrubs, uud|iuto the open country. The city lights disappeared one by one in the distance, and we were fairly on our way. It was a wild night. The light of the moon struggled with diffieufty through the clouds which f were driven before a strong wind from Now and then an -w that the ; the the It ^ must ^ re^ , • as the southwest. opening would illumine the landscape wtth a'suddcn burst of silvery light, to be immediately followed by almost total darkness as the heavy cumuli rolled up in masses ol'inky blackness. The cone of light froth . the dazzling lens above me would then cut the darkness in its onward rush with startling clearness. Now flashing up. the rooky sides of some mountain <'orge, illuminating rock tree aud shrub with almost daylight distinct : anon losing itself in the surround emerged into the ness ing darkness as we op'en country beyond ; then shooting along the rails ahead, making them look like glistening threads until they disappeared in the darkness beyond. "Mile after mile we sped along. I had become somewhat used to my strange position, but it required stant attention to prevent my feet from slipping from the lower bar of the frame on which I»was standing, At best T haj but a partial foothold, aud the constant jar of the engine on the short curves would almost throw me off. In passing through the S. mountains the road was very rough aud crooked. The ponderous engiue bounded along with now and then a sudden side lurch in its seemingly mad effort to plungo into tho black chasms which yaued ou evhry side. In one of these sudden movements the buckle of my strap broke, and ly saved from instant death by wedging my hands between the bars of tlie cow-catcher and clasping them underneath.* I must hold on now for dear life. Once I opened my mouth to scream, in the hope that li. would hoar me. A second thought eon vioced me of tho utter uselessness attempting to make my voice heard atkhwt distance above the roar of the engine. Even when standing on the foot board' it was with difficulty that could hear each other. My only hope was that my stiffening fingers would hold on for tlie remaning miles. An occasioned glimpse of country showed me th»t»we had gone two-thirds of our distance, and fortunately passed Twenty minutes con wo was on eu you your be will turn hegt points men ® an d I should ba saffi. passed the mountains, in and iho road b.eLe straightor ^ smo()thcr Aa we emerged from t-unnei tm the spur of the mountain, « si U ^ r dowQ tba Une , in h ^ dl; ? t of the C , wpres8 . fo&d ;, lliere perfectly straight j thrc9 miles, and I had an unobstructed ^ Brighter and brighter tho^he headlight till it-seemed tc also most demoniac fierceness. Although knew there was uo dauger,yet the. of that pouderuue creature thundering toward me, shot through mouiciitary tiirill of horror and involuntary clung closer and closed ejes as the train rushed past. A whistle from oureugihe announc uur approach to L s, aud I assure it was music to my ears. T could have held on fifteen miuutes louger. As the train stopped, 1 un clasped my beuumbed fingers and stepped-to the ground, hut could uot three steps, my* legs were so stiff being sc'rnig in a cramped posi At last I reached the side of road and sat down. The mood long been obscured; and a few heavy drops betokened^ the etoning storm." a A Mart yer to Science. His Wonderful Life and Tragic Death. From a Boston letter we hare the following interesting story of the life death of a young man : I wonder, did you ever hear of Robert Keonicott ? Some one told the brief story of lira life, the other day, and it is well worth re peating, though I can gibe you the merest skeleton of a sketch. He was of die well-known editor of the sob Prairie Farmer, aud a resident of Chicago. In his boyhood''he mani tested an engrossing love of natural history, gave his whole wind to its study, and a very powerful nnd brill an t mind it waB. I am not wed! posted in the dates of this subject, but think lie had passed but little he yond hismajority, say in 1860 or 1861, w h en he set forth on st> exploring ex pedition through »hc wilds Off the Northampton country. He ascended the Missouri river to its Bource, traveled alone through regions where a wbite foot had scarcely if ever trodden, thoroughly explored the Russian aud British possessions in the Northwest, aud carried on a cam paign of investigation against beasts, birds, and reptiles and insects. He visited Sitka, then a Russian post, and remained there for a short time. He inoculated the Russian officers there stationed, many of whom were 0 f high culture, with his passion for natural history, and taught them to p UrS ue the studies in which alone he pound happiness. His experinces almost rival those of Munchausen in dangers and difficulties. No peril daunted him no obstacle discouraged Once, far in the wilderness, he f oun d himself destitute of the pins w ; t h which bugs and t'sieh" paled, and withorrt a moment's hesita tiorf be set out and made a journey of five hundred miles through the snowy solitudes of Sitka to rplenish his -tuck. During one of his visits to this place, I think in [863, he heard of the war of the rebellion. Instantly he started and for the East, made his way men him. are mi* 0T er tn the army in Virginia, associated himself with the Sanitary Commission, aD d labored faithfully in the cause of humanity till j.ee's snrrendeV. Without a moment's delay, after that eT eut, he turned his steps agaiu.to the Northwest and buried himself jn tlie. wilderness- A little more than a some travelers in that b!eak I young of fi ve d' alone. His sbort life was not without fruits, however. He had established a intimate connection with on t j, e 0 j5 0era 0 f the Smithsonian In 9 tituve, who were filled with wonder S. j n g admiration of his energy nnd love 0 f science- His contributions to the va binet that institution a incalculable value; and his good deeds live afte.r him in the acts of others w hom he taught to love science. Not l 0D g ago—before the Alaska purchase,■ i lftwcver —p ro f. Raird.of theSmith I' gon i ani received a string of birds from by a Bussinti officer stationed at Sitka— bars a g en tlemau whom Keonicott had spared with his own zeal in the study for 0 f mitnxal history-wliich the professor affirmed no museum could duplicate, j> ro f B a i r dhas boon solicited to write eon- a biogrhphy of Kennicott, and of v ; ew of bis travels in Alaska ; bqt he heard d ou ]i n es the task, pleading want of the nnd suggests that Dr. Simpson, the Chicago; should undertake the that wot ) [ , \ only fingers ten the gone had the minutes year ago region came upon the figure of a man sitting, edmpass in hand, before of the scene of his recent ex-" a map pioratious, which he had drawn with a stick upon the snow, dfead. It was Kennicott., who died as he had were of in* a re It is beauty's privilege to'kill time,, privilege to kill b^juty. Counterfeit virtues are often a mre-e popular currency tliau the genuine. and the , of The for grew glare and time's A Forget-Mk-Not for Foor'Men kbn's Gravf..— We heard a South ern lady, whotwns reduced to peouuia want in London during the war, that Adah Menken w*as the only of her countrywomen she could ask,for assfstsnce with .any hope of success. Sho applied ip person to iho "Star of Astley's," and received tho entire contents of bet purse in "her lap, winch was no inconsiderable London ComovotitanfA r y say