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Editor & Publisher. V .1. , VOLUME VIII. POMEROY, MEIGS "COUNTY, OHIO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1865. NUMBER 50. THOMAS U. WHITE, EDITKll AND 'PUBLISHED MY THOMAS IT. WHITE. DJioin first story of BisscU's Building, noar ' ike Sugar llun Stuns Bridge, Pomoroy, Ohio. All Applications'. for Subscription, Advertising and job work should be made at the office. TsKXS.OK SlBSOItlPTlOK FOB TUB 'KAR 1865. If paid in Advance, 52; if paid within the year, $2 60; thereafter, $8. - No paper will be discontinued nntil all arrcar ac are paid, unless at the option of the pub lisher. ' ' ' ; RATKS or ADVERTISING. iw-fftw -am 8m W 1 ye'r J 00 5 00 7 00 8 00 6 00 8 00 11 00 14 00 8 00 12 50 15 00 18 00 25 00 35 00 40 00 30 ooUo 00I50 00 1 n r 8 lines 2 squares ft squares II squares St sqnara.i. 1 on 2 00 5 00 1 75 3 ; J to Legal advertisements charged at rates allowed by law. Casual or tranient anvertisements nast be naid for in advance. 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Athens, bnllia aid Mei ; also iu Mason county, West V u., and adioilinf counties. Ofttce second story Huntli building Court street ' ! MAKT1K HA I S, Attorney at Law, Ilairlsonville, Meigs county, Ohio, will promptly attend to all business that aay antrastcd to his enrc, in the several iiaie Caaru f Ohio, and in the U. B. Courts for the Korluern and Southern Jjistricts of Ohio, i-lj iiGAnaiH SALT CO.rAiY. Kill 45 cent per bushel. Offios near the fur But. 0. B.UltOW, Agent. T-1 roaiRor ilt coni'Aiiy. I5slt oents par bushel. -' W. A. AICHKR. Watchmaker and Jeweler, and wholesale and rettxl dealer in Walcht, Clo.'ks, Jewelry and laaoj ..oia, front lrt, below the Rwiniigioli Posaeroy. Fsilirulur attention paid to repaiu'ag all artielea in soy liue. "-! Piitr nd Glatir,baik r..,nu f P.I.swliie ifs Jewelry Storo, went side Court street, rVsseriiy, Ohio. I'"1 A. KOISA.) Dealer in and manufacturer of Umbrella. Court street, nd door from Pn.t, . rN-wcn.y, Ohio. Ms all repairs Umbrellas, and pun ha-.es r.iS ones at liberal prices. '-' . W. WILLIAMS, Teachar ef tee Organ, Piana and Melueeun, Piute and Violin. . Piaans aad Melodeons taned an repaired. 8-St-tf. 1 J. CAKTWKIGHT, l'- KVr.KH CART WRIGHT 4- MYEKS, Attarneys and Counsellors at Law. Prompt at tentiaa given to all business intrusted to then Mr. Offioe en Cort street, Pomeroy, -Meig oeuaty, Ohio. (8JW-tlJ DKNTISTKY. nt. B. C. W II ALKY, Dealltt, Ola oa Court Btreot, one door below M-.-Quigg A Smith's Leather Store. Work warranted. 71 . DR 1. ill libit, PUTS! A ANT) SURGEON, NEW Ha V I .N; Wl'S T VA. All calls on either sidool' the river will bo enio fully attended to. 7-4'J lf ....... r. n. RACN-ffKlts. DB'S MARTIN & fi.M'SIDKKS, -Botunio Physi'ians. tendir theii prol'e-sional ser vices to the citizens of Omngn and vicinity. All disoases of a private nature strictly enfi detial. All calls promptly ntiended i". Pro scriptions, cash. OiBfoat Marlin'a Mill, Orr.o; e. Meigs Co.. Ohio. aep-:iin1 K. ciJ-:vitr. K. ACHLKV, HAVXXU permanently located in this city, wopld respectfully 'endor his profe: :loiiiil services to the c.tiJ.ns of r.uneroy and vicinity OITioe in Smith's new building, on Court street where he may be found at all limes, except when professionally .ibsent. Pomaroy, January 17, 18i5 5m. J " ' A. M1KBOIIM, PRVGGIST AXI) APOTHKCAHY, DEALER IN OILS, PAINTS, BUUPHEP, Varnishes, Dyestutrs, Perfumery, and fancy arttoles, Front street, Pouieroy Ohio. Pres-rip-tiohs earofully put up. t'"l POFIKHOV IKON COMPANY. POMEROY, OHIO, Keep constantly on hand and mako to order all siies of the celebrated POMEROY IRON. , 0tf Orders filled on short notice. (T-U-tr. C.GRANT, Agent LEWIS PAINE, CLAIM AGENT, POMEROY, "" Wlll Ua& nromntlv to tho collecting of bounty nsn. arrears of nav. and pensions duo to dis abled and discharged soldiers, and tho widows of deceased soldiers, umce in ino vou mmn. 7-J5-tf. ' . W. T. BRANHTROP, M. D.. ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURliEON. Office and residence Front street, below lowor ill, Middleport, Ohio. OfSce Hours from 7 to t a. m., 12 to 2 p. m., and f to p. m. . . finding It impossible to attend to all my bus iness ill its present condition, I have discontin aad ay Pomerey offioe. All my. friends can rely apoa finding me at my residence during the above fcevn snlen rert owally abswt. ft-4"-lf, TED BONO OF ALL BONGS. . BT TOItY PA8T0B. '. As you've Walked through tho town, oh A fine Summer's day, , ' . -, Tho subjoot I've get yott have scon,' I'dare say. Upon fences and railings, whorover you go' You'll see the penny ballads sticking, up in a row; 1 ' - : The titles to read you may stand tor a while, And some are so old, they'll cause you to smile; I noted them down as I read them along, And I've put thorn together to mako up my song. Thoro was "Abraham's Daughtor" "Going out upon a spree, With "Old Uncle Snow." "In the Cottago by the "If your foot Is prettyshow Yt?' At anigan'a ball," '' And "Why did she leave him" "On tho raging Canawl?"- There was "Bonnie Annie Laurio" with "A jock ey hat and feather" , "I don't think much of you," "We wero boys and girls together;" "Do they think of mo at homo?" "I'll bo free and eaay still" "Give us baek our old Commander," with "The Sword of Bunker Hilll" 'When this Cruel War is over," "No Irish need apply,' "For everything is lovely," nnd "The goose hangs high." "The young Gal from Now Jersey," "Oh, wilt thou be my Bride?" And "Oft in tho Stilly Night," "We'll all take a ride." "Let mo kiss him for his Mother," "lie's a Gay Y'oung Uambolier;" "I'm going to fight mit Sigel," nnd "Do bully Lager Bier." ' "Ilunkey Buy is Yankee Doodle," "When the cannon loudly roar," "We are coming, Father Abraham, six hundred thousand more." "In the days when I wis hard' up" wilh "My Mary Ann," "My Johnny was a Shoemaker," "Or any other Man." "The Cnptiin with his whiskers" and "Annie of the Vale," Along with "Old Bob Ridley" "A riding on a Ril!" . "R nk me to sleep, Mother," "Suing round the H.irn" "I'm not myself at all," "I'm a bachelor for lorn." "Mother, is the battle over?" "What are the men aboui?" "How are ynu, Hoiacc Grecly," "Docs your Mother know you're out? "Wo won't go home till Morning," with "The Bold Privatoer" "Annie Lisle" and "Zouave Johnny" "Riding in a Railroad Keer;" "Wo are coming Sister Mary," with "The Folks that put on Airs," "We are marching along" with "Tho Four-and- thii-ty Stars." "On the other side of Jordan" "Don't fly your Kite too High;" "Jenny's coming o'er the Green," to "Root, Hog or die!" "Our Union's Starry Banner," "Tho Flag of JvVashiRgton" "Shall float, viotorious o'er tho laud, from Maine to Oregon!" AS YOU n.VYE OPPORTUNITY. Mr. Fraziur But rending in his counting routu. He wan in the uiidtit of a piece of in teruating news, v. hen u lad came to tin; door and twid "i.to you want a boy, sir?" Without lilting his ayes Irom tlifc pnjKir, Mr. Fiazier uiiswured "No,'' to the applicant, and in rather a rough way. lie lore the hid hud readied the street, con science hud compelled the merchant to listen to a rebuking sentence. 'You mij-'lit. have spoken kindly to tho poor boy, tit least,' said conscience, "This is n opportunity." Jrlr. l-'razier let the paper fall before his eves, and turned to look t the lad. He was sinail but clean. The ucrehant tapped ut on of the windows nf 'the counting room, and the buy glanced back over h,s shoulder A sign froiu the merchant caused him to re turn. "What did you suy, just now?" "Uo you want a boy, sir?" The lad repeat td the words he had spoken hesitatingly, a few minutes before. .Mr. 1'razier looked nt him with a suddenly awakened interest He had a fair, girlish face, (lurk brown eyes and hnir, nnd, though slender and delicate in appearance, stood erect with a manliness ot aspect that showed him to be already conscious of duty in the world. But there did not seem to be much of that stuH in him that is needed for the bat tle of life. "Take a chair." said Mr. Fruzier, an in voluntary resjiect for the lad getting posses sion of his mind. The boy sat down, with his large, clear eyes fixed on the nn-rchunt's face. "How old are you'' "1 was twelve last month, sir," replied the boy. "What splendid eyes," said the merchant to himself "And I've seen them before, dark and lustrums as a woman's. Away back jn the past tlie thoughts of Mr. 1'razier went bom on the light from those beautiful eyes; ami for some moments he for got the present in the past. But when he caiue back Into the .present again; he had a sol'-cr heart toward the stranger lad. "Yon should go to school a year or two Ion rer," he said. "J mast help my inothpr," replied the lad. "1 3 your raotaer very poor?'' "Yes, sir, and she's sick.' . The lad's voice shook a little, and his soft, woman's eyes grow brighter in tears that filled them. - Mr. Frazier had already forgotten the point of interest 10 the news alter which bis mind was searching, when the bov interrupted him. "I don't want a boy myself," said Mr. Fra zicr, "but maybe I can speak a good word lor you,' and that would help, you know. 1 think vnu would make an honest and useful lad. But you are not strong." "Oh, yes, sir, l ot strong I" And the boy slood np in a brave spirit Tnc merchant looked at him witb a stead ily increasing interest J , "What is ypur name ?" he asked. ''Charles Leonard,'sir." There was an instant change in the mer chant's manner, and he turned liis face so far away that the boy's eyes could not see its ex pression. For a long time he sat still and silent so long that the boy wondered. "Is your father living?" Mr. Fruzier did not look at the boy, but still kept his faee away. His voice wTib low, and not very even, "No sir. He died four years Ago." "Where?' The. voice was quick and firmer. t. - "Jn London, sir." "How long since you came to America?" ''Two years." - "Have you been in this eitjr ever since V "No, sir. We came here with my uncle a year ago. Cut be died a month after onr ar rival." '.;, There came another long silence, in which the lad-wns not able to see the merchant's countenance. But when he did look at him again, there was such a new and kind ex pression in the eyes, which seemed almost to devour his facei that be felt assurance in bis heart that Mr. Frazter was a good man, and would be ft friend to his mother. ,.'tl"8it there for a little while." said Mr. Fra iler, and turning to his desk, he wrote a brief note, in which, without permitting the lad to see what he was doing, he enclosed two or three bank bills. "Take this to tour mother," lie said, hand ing the note to the lad. " "You'll try and get me a place, sir, won't you 7" The little boy lifted to him an ap nealinir look. ri-"OJifift'-y"". shall Jiaye. a good place, nut star , you navu not com iue micro you live." , "At No. Melon street." "Very wlL" Mr. Frazier noted the street and number. "And now take that note to your mother." The merchant did not resume his newspa per alter the lad departed. He had lost his interest in its content For a time be sat with, his face so that no one saw its expres sion. If spoken to on any matter ho an swered briefly, and with nothing of his usual interest in business. The change in him was so marked that one of his partners asked him if he was not well, ''Feel a little dul," he eva sively answered. Before his usual time Mr. Frazier left his store and went home. As he opened the door of his dwelling, distressed cries and sob bing of a child came with an unpleasant sound upon his ears. He went up stairs with two or three long strides and entered file nur sery from which the cries came. "What is the matter, darling f he said, and he caught the weeping one in his arms. "What nils my little Maggie?" "Oh, papal papal" sobbed the child, cling ing to his neck, and leaning her wet face close to his. "Jane," said Mr. Frnzier, looking at the nurse and speaking with some sternness of manner, "why is Maggie crying in this man ner ?" The girl was not excited, but pale. "She has been nanghty," was the answer. "No, papa! I ain't been naughty," said the child, indignantly, "I don't want to Btny here all ulnnc, and she pinched and slapped me so hard Oh, pa!" And the child's wail rang out again, and she clung to his neck sobbing. ' "lias she ever pinched and slapped you be fore ?" nsked the lather. "She does it most every day," answered the little girl. ' ' "Why haven't you told me?" "She said she'd throw me out of tlie win dow if 1 told I Oh, detr don't let her do it, papa! "it's u lie !" exclaimed the nurse, passion- atelv. "Just look nt my poor leg, pnpa," The child said this in a hushed whisper, with her lips close to her father's ears. Mr. Frazier sat down, and baring the child's leg to the hip, saw 'that it was covered with blue and creen snots; all above the knee there were iiot less than a dozen of those dis tinguished marks. He examined tho other leg, and found it in the same condition. Mr. Frazier loved that c ild with a deep tenderness. She was his all to love. Her mother, between whom and herself there had never been any sympathy, died two years be fore, and since that time his precious darling tlie apple of his eye had been left to tlie tender mercies of hired nurses, over whose conduct it was impossible for him to have any right observation. He had often feared that Maggie was negleeted--often troubled himself on her account hut a suspicion of cruelty like tliis never came into his imagina tion as poss ble. Mr. 1'razier was profoundly disturbed "but even in his passion ho was calm. "Jane," ho said sternly, "I wish you to leave the house immediately." Mr. Frazier rang the bell, and to the waiter who answered it, said : "Sec that Jane leaves the house nt once. I have discharged her. Send her trunk wher ever she may wish it taken. Here is the money that is due. I must see her again." As the waiter left the room Mr. Frazier hugged his child tightly to his breast again, and kissed her with an citgerness of manner that was unusual with him. He was fond but quiet in his caresses. Now the sleeping im pulses of a strong heart were "all awakened alive. In a small black chamber sat a pale, sweet faced, patient-looking woman, reading a let ter .which' had just been left her by the post man. ' "Thank God," Bhe said, as -she finished reading it, and her soft brown eyes were lift ed upward. "It looked very dark," she mur mured, ' but the morning has broken again." A light, quick step-was heard on tho stairs and the door was pushed hastily open. "Charles, dear.' The boy entered with excited countenance. "I'm going to get a place, mother," he cried to her, the moment his feet were inside the door. Tho pule woman smiled, nnd held out her hand to her boy. lie enmc quickly to her side. "There is 110 necessity ft r your getting a place now, Charles. We shall go back to England." , "Ok, mother." The boy's face was all aglow with sunbeams. . "Here is a letter fiom a gentleman in New York, who says that he is directed by your uncle Wilton to pay our passage to England if we will return. God is good, my son. Let ns be thankful." Charles now drew from his pocket the note which Mr. Frazier had given him, and band ed it to his mother. "What is this?" sho asked. "The gentleman who promised to give me a place told me to give it to you." The woman broke the seal. There w ;re three hank bills of ten dollars each, enclosed, and this brief sentence written on a sheet of paper: . " "God sent your"son to a true friend. Take courage. Let him come to we to-morrow." "Who gave yon this?" she asked, her pale face growing warm with excitement a gentleman, wniuuni anow wno ne 1 wn. i.iWnt. N ,,,.,,,v,i if they dtdn t want a boy, and at last catr. . the one where tho gentleman was wb 0 8ent ,u.u, " 10 me at.Drateu. - flrat, and then called mo back a'.,d 8ked me when the complioity of the New Haven "uu 1 "" - j - .er. i ioiu mm ' party was olearly proven, tney were arrested your name, and Jiow father uad died, and joulbut no publicity givert lo the foot . The Ne were sicit. inen ne sat a good while and didn't say anything, ar.d then wrote the note, and he told me he would get tne a place.-, Ho was a kind looking man, If he did speak roughly at first" "Uid you see what name was on the sign?" "I naver thonght to look,", replied the boy. , l1 r "'.- But I can "I will write the gentleman a note, thank ing him for bis kindness, and you must take it to him in the moriuiU'5' How light it makes my heart ieel to know aliot :Wo are going back to dear England. : UQ't- is good to us. my son and we must be obedient and thankful. : Just a little before -evening twilight fell, word came up to thewoujan that agentlemnn had called and wished-to see her. 1 "Go and see who it is, Charles,' she said to her son. '.: '.: . ..!.- - "Oh. mother! its! trio - ffcntlemnn who sent you the hotel" exclaimed -Charles, in an un der tone, coming buck qmcKty.- "Ana ne wants to see" you. Can he eome up?" There was a hastr.glajc of the woman's eyes around the (ousn-to -jf BTcrything wns BrwrderftlfeirS rwgW4iaiijtiiii isl1twW . "Ask him to come Jip, my eon, sue said, M rn , . .1 i - . and Charles went down stairs again. A man's firm trend approaches the door. It was opened, and the boy's mother and the boy's new found friend locked info-each oth er s arms. "Oh, Edward!" fell from her lips in a quick surprised voice, and she started from her chair and stood strongly agitated before mm. He advanced, not speaking until he had taken her hand. "Florence 1 1 never thought to see you thus, be added iu a calm, kind, evenly mod ulated voice, but her ears were finely enough chorded to perceive the deep emotion that lay beneath. He Said if looking down into the dark, soft, tender, brown eyes. "But I think there is a 1 rovidcnce in our meeting, be added. They sat down nnd talked long together. talked over the things gone by, and ot the causes that seperated them, while their hearts beat only for each other of the weary years that had passed for both of them since then of the actual present in their lives. 1 have a motherless child, he said at last a tender little thing that I love, and to-day I find her body all covered with bruis es from the hand ot a cruel servant!,: j: on have a noble boy who is fatherless, let me be to htm a lather I Uu, rlorence I there has been n great void in our lives. A dark and impassible river has flowed between ui for years. But we stand at lust together, and if the old love nils vour heart as it does mine, there are golden days for us yet in tlie future.- And so it proved. The lady and her sob did not go back to Enaimid, but hasscd to tho merchant's stately residence she became its mistress, and finding a home there, nnd the boy a truer father than the one he had in for mer years bytnat n-,me. "Do good as you have opportunity. On ly a week before the lad's application to tlie merchant lmd this injuction been urged in his hearing by an eloquent preacher, and the words coining to his thoughts led him to call back the boy, after bis eold, almost unkind responce. Many times ho thought ot the incident af terward, and the damn "event On which such life-long issues hung, almost trembling in view of what he might have lost hud that slight op portunity tor doing good been neglected. New Haven IfauU Robbery How tue Oei'aulter was Detected and Catught. We have had the announcement by tele graph, of the arres. in Liverpool, England, by Philadelphia detectives, of Jeremiah i'own Eend, tho absconding clerk of tho Townsend Bank, New Haven, Conn., and the recovery of nearly all the money stolen. The prisoner arrived in New oi l; on Wednesday, in charge of the detectives. The following particulars are interesting: HISTORY OP TUE DEFALCATION AND PtRSUIT. I'roin the Philadelphia Ledger, Aug. 15. Jeremiah Townsend was assistant cashier of the Townsend Savings Bank of New Ha ven. Hu enjoyed the confidence of .the officers of the bank until May Inst, when he absconded with $105,000 of the property in money, bonds and other evidences of indebt edness. His flight was so skillfully planned that for some weeks his place of concealment was unknown to those most interested in the, capture of the absconding cashier. Descrip tions of the man, lists of the bonds wilh their numbers, were published throughout the country, and the detectives in all the large cities were put on the watch. It wus reserved for two l'htladclphia de tectives to find a clue to the whereabouts of Towuscnd, . and, as our Eurogieuu advices represent, secure his arrest About six weeks ago, Messrs. Cullunan and Carlin were in the neighborhood of Third nnd Chestnut- streets, when a stranger approached Mr. Carlin and requested him to compute the interest due on a &,000 bond. He did so, and in response to the man's request for a reference to a re liable banker, referred him to Drexcl & Co. No sooner had the man left than both de tectives at once suspected that this bond might be one of those stolen from the Town send Savings Bank. They followed the case up, reached Hrexel's office after the bond had been cashed, and after the man present ing it bad disappeared from sight The two officers were at a loss what course to pursue, as their memoranda now convinced them that they had let slip one of the missing bonds. While cogitating what to do, they saw their man on Third street, nnd following him up Chestnut street, saw him meet ac quaintances and divide the proceeds of the sale. They took charge of .the whole party, and recovered the whole of the nmouul ob tained from Hrexel, lacking fivo dollars, They also discovered that the man present ing tlie bond was not directly implicated in the robbery. Townsend . had fled to Cuba, and from there had sent to an agent in this city with instructions to sell this Bond. . Th'-j agent intrusted the business to a third r- and the fact that this individual wc.a unable to calculate tho interest, nnd w', obliged to call upon Mr. Carlin, Was the gtnrtin point in the race for the captu' 0f the jjrinoipn.1. Tho officers now knew 'lDat Townsend was in Cuba, but that he d .j not prOp0ae to remain there long. IVl0Winl, p tho clue, they dis covered that townsend hud an accomplice in New Hav,.,, jne accomplice had a sister, to wmvj, Townsend was engaged to be mar- Carefully following this party, Callanan and Carlin ascertained that, arrangements w Deen ma(le bctween them to meet in ; 1 .i.or,! ha Townsend and the young lady was to be oele- Haven uartv at onoe made a rail confession and stated what was still more important, that Townsend was to leave Havana in the Con Way on the 7th of July. As the steamer from Havana to Liverpool requires seventeen days fur the passage, the detectives concluded to TV", a vim with Townscnri. Aeeorningiy air. ''I was glad when I i-raal srnij. go straight to the nlaW, Carlin,' alone, started with the steamer from Boston on the 19th, pxpectinj to mako the trip in ton days. , .. . 'PAKTlC'CTtARS OF THE ARREST.. From the Liverpool Mercury, Aug. 3. Detective Carlin and Dr Townsend, one of the managers of the bank, proceeded to Liver pool by way of Holyhead, arriving in Liver pool on Saturday morning. They then learn ed from the newspapers that the steamship Shannon, by which it was believed the man they wanted had corneas a passenger, had arrived at Southampton on Friday morning. Mr. Carlin took up his quarters under an. as sumed name, at the Queen's Hotel, which the thief had fixed as the place of rendezvous for himself, Byan and his lady love. . Dr. Town send .went to another hotelj where he lodged nndnfiin 'Oflcttmpd n'imiy -v ...r-..' .... . nwaiwniw bfrifmmsy- night by the half past ten train from London. .. " . . . .( . .... Me went, with his luggage, to the 1'eltcan Hotel, islingtonifags. The same night he called at the Queen's to make inquiries for his friends. Mr. Cnrlin was there on the out ir-,,.1 1 a ?ru- 1.. look for him, saw him when he called, and from a likeness and description he had, at once recognized turn as the man he wus in search of. The detective followed him to the Pelican, and permitted-him to rest there all night. Mr. Carlin obtained the assistance of Detective Inspectors Carlisle and Horn, and on aunday morning the three officers pro ceeded to the l elican tor the purpose oj ap prehendiug Townsend. It was necessary lor tlie olhcers to go cautiously to work, as it was known Town- send was a determined young man, and car ried about with him a six-barreled revolver. The officers waited in the coffee room until he came dowu from his bedroom. This he did, little suspecting who were waiting for him, fur as soon as he made his appearance he wus pounced upon by the detectives. Just as they got hold of him he was seen to place his hand iu his pocket, but he was secured, and on being searched it was found that he had iu his pussessivn a revolver and a bug containing lg42,000. On his luggage being searched a revolver and $56,000- more were found, besides several articles of jewelry which had been purchased with the stolen money. The total amount recovered by the officers was $'JS,',I34. Townsend had altered his ap pearance considerably by shaving off his whiskers. The Liverpool police hud been communi cated with some tnno before about the rob bery, and Inspector" Carlisle had been on tho lookout lor the prisoner for some time. A diary was found upon the prisoner, in which be chronicled his various doings during his wanderings his visits to lager beer saloons, his playing bagatelle, euchre, drinking "con sideiuble beer, ' flirtations on board ship, lie, and in which the following entry is made at Havana in regard to the decay of Spain: "The Spanish nation, once the most enter prising in the world tho only nation in the whole of Europe who appreciated and cm braced the mighty project of Columbus how low vou have fallen ! In the present day you stand as the embodiment of avariciousness, ccwardicc and treachery !" The writer also indulges in some sentimen tal reflections in regard to burials at sen, di vine service on board the steamer Shai.uon, &c, remarking that he was not "greatly im pressed with the sermons he heard on board that vessel. Mr. Uarlin nnd l)r. lownscnd sailed yester day with their prisoner for New York on boar the steamsiup l-.tna. (Friun tho Seiuntiflo American.) Siiijfulutr Life-Work of a Lunatic. Has any one noticed the miniature fort nt the upper end of Blackwoli's Island to tlie north of the Lunatio Asylum? It is the work of uu insane man, who lus spent half of his l.fo upon it. , Ho lost his mind iu Mexico, or somewhere else where high privates were in demand, and just escaped being Mr. Arm strong, or Mr. Parrott, or Mr. Whitworth, by goinf crazy. Gunnery was what ailed mm nnd lortitl- c.itions. As he was found to he -mute harm less, and obedient to his monomania, they gave him intrenching tools and told him to tortity the island. Ho toon the geographical and geological bearings with tho sagacity of a West Pointer, and concluded tlmi any at tack upon it would come from the south. So ho devised-a sea-coast battery with bolub proofs, approachable by n dine with sluices and gates, and mounting heavy ordnance. there never was a more patient worker lr humanity or patriotism than this poor nddle- hend. Nobody else being insane on tlie same point, he could get no assistance. All the other monomaniacs had oil on the brain, or poetry, or cnpital punishment, or negro suf frage, nnd wero quite ns devoted and zealous as he upon their claims. so the old soldier with a long sigh nnd a brave benrt, took up his single shovel and commenced to build the whole fort by himself. Ho wheeled barrow after barrow of earth into the sea, tugged from morning till night, until at Inst he raised a narrow causeway from the mainland to a rock nt tlie" end of a long sand bar. With pebbles, nnd shells, nnd stones from the river, ho walled this causeway until it became permanent All this was not a month's nor a year's work; year after year passed over his gray hairs, but ho kept wheel- nig, wiieeimg. .. ue ureal cuy on greater island required protection, and he was. mak ing its asgis. So be went on like the men who threw np the Charleston redoubts; and for fear he would be too late to his Ksk, he left his bed in the 'asylum aUogc'.'ner, and built him self a hut e'ose to his place of labor. Here he slen and dwelt in the company only of his ss'r:n5 conscier.ee: and when at last his path .Was' done, he set to work at his fort ' lne result ol uu these years is ociore ns. His battery' is sodded green, with parapet, berni, ditch, magaziue, revetments; abnttis, and it mounts, mock or Quaker guns, npon carriages of, cnpital construclian, looking up from the sound toward Hell Gate, like real arbiters of dominion. The .old lunatic is worn and failing, but he is not satisfied. .His fort is done, but not his whole .duty. So he has projected a water battery and soa wall around the entire island, nnd means to bring to bear upon' it nil the knowledge of Vauban and Todleben. When tlie island is impregnable he will wrap his mantle about him and die at his battery. For the truth of all this story, let anybody passing up the. East ltiver look upon the is land tip nnd see the old man ditching and building, and tho little fqrf close by him bristling with popguns. Practical Joking. Joe and Commodore Rogers, brothor black- on,;h in Whitewater Wiaennain. have a rreat reputation for being practical jokers. -, Last summer ioe nrongni an a(q laanioncu anon churn, for the purpose of manufacturing their own butter, and as the Commodore was a widower, and lived with Joe, all such work as naturally fell to him. One day after sup per, the first churning was got ready, and tho Commodore was invited to churn. "Hold on," said he, "till I go down town and get some tcrbacker." lie went, and while gone Joe did the churn ing, and took the butter, nnd left the butter milk iu the churn. The Commodore returned, looked nt the churn, took off his coat and said: "We'all, old churn, it's you I, and here's for ye!" and com menced his labor. After churning a couple of hours, he remarked thut ho "guessed it would be cheaper to buy butter than to make it" ' "I think so, too," says Joe, "if you are ilap 5h4!5JLB005i feUai Put one endoT a ainaU bar-Oro-mto-lttftT; ft J k: 1 I!--.- 11 " '"'B" ulci buv mo """""a iuR-cormur pumps, and stepped into the bneK shop. While gone, the Commodore heated the iron to n black heat, then changed ends with it, nnd stepped out of the front door to watch tho progress. In enmo Joo, tpok up the iron, but dropped it lnstantcr, holding np his burned hand and roaring with pain. . ' rut on some buttermilk, Joe it's good for a burn!" said the Commo dore, as he made a masterly retreat amid a snower ot conquests composed of hammera hard coal, and old horse shoes. - Tlie Yankee and the Soup. "I sa'ay, waiter!" exclaimed a Vankeo at one of our large hotels the other day, lcaninj back from over a plate of half eaten sonp- 'I say, waiter, this 'ero soup .a'nt so clean as 1 have seen. "Sir," exclaimed the waiter in verj1 proper indignation, "I do'nt know what you mean by such an insinuation. I will go to Carvin- knife about that." .Ho accordingly goes off, and presently re turns with tho head waiter. "Beg pardon, sir," said the latter. "Did you have the honor of making a remark concerning the soup?" "Wal I did.", drawled tho Yankee. "An't no use denyin' that" : "Well sir," replied the head waiter, look ing red in the face, "shall I have the pleasure of saying to the superintendent that you say the soup is uirt-yf "Look hero," continued the Yankee, throw ing himself back in his chair, you etui report to tlie superintendent, if you've got such an officer over ye; (I s' posed they had superin tendents in Sunday schools, but never heard of one in a tavern afore) you' kin just say to him what I said to that linen-jacket feller there; nnd mind, now, if you pcrvart the truth I'll tench you that the Gods of the heathing are a vain thing, in jest no time nt all. Tell the superintendent what I said; b it don't you lie." .' . "Anything the -.natter here, Thomas?" nsked the superintendent, coming np just then. Anything wrong, slrf - tie says tne soep a n t clean, sir, explain ed the waiter. "That's d teetotal lie," exclaimed the Yan kee. "I didn't say 'twas dirty, nor did I say 'twasn't clean. 1 shouldn't have said any thing about your soup nt all, if that linen jacket feller hadn't poked a bill for the din ner in my luce afore I begun to ent. Ishn'nt pay in advance. He had more'n forly filings charged on it more'n I could cut in tew fortnights. Hud a lot of wine charged, when 1 belong to the Sons. What I hev, I'll pay far when the work's done: This house was recommended to ine for a first rate tavern; but that's purt nigh onto swindlin'." "i'y dear sir," replied the superintendent, smiling at the ludicrous affair, "that is only our bill I of fai'P,designcd simply to indicate what dishes may be called for. Our prices for dinner are uniform." . "The deuce you sny!" exclaimed tho Yan kee. "Wall, the fact is, I didn't mean any thing ngin ycr soup. What I was a goin' ter say is this, that the soup wasn't so clean ns 1 hev seen; for yer see when 1 was trnvcllin' in Pennsylvania, they had soup at one tavern so clean tb.nt if yer should dip a white cambric handkerchief inter it, twouldn t grease it. Tho superintendent and the "linen-jacket fellers" did not stay long after this, but made theii exit, helped on by ' uprorious laughter from the neighboring tables. . . . . -. . The Man who Dkspiskb Whisky Drinkers It was on one of the river steamers, nt din- fler, that an able matronly lady remarked in the midst of conversation with n grave look- ng gentleman, on the subject of temperance: "Oh. of all things in the world I despise whislir drinkers." The gentleman dropped his knife nnd fork in the ardor ot nis leenngs, extended his hand and took hers within his own, and with emotion that threatened tears over the loss of ruined sons, he replied with faltering words : "Miidnme, 1 respect your sentiments nnd the heart that -dictates tbem. I permit no one; to go beyond me in dispising whisky drinking. I have been distjusled on this very boat, and 1 say it now before our Captain's face. Can there be anything morn disgust ing than to see well dressed, respectable and virtuotiii lookine vouim men step up to me bar 'jjf this boat, and, without, fear of observ- ,ng eyes, ooutiy asa ior wiuar. mien n-j kt!ow that there is in that very bar the best old cognac brandy!" . Gen. jAfKsoy's Motto. Think before you net, but when the time comes for action, stop thinking.' This is the true doctrine Many men fail in life, nnd go down to tho grave with hopes blasted nndjprospecteu nappiness unrealized, heeniise they did- not adopt and act upon this motto. Nothing so prepares a man for action ns thought, but nothing so un fits a man for action ns the want of notion Better by far ndnpt some course ami pursue ; ot.or.roiinnllv. even tlioucfh it may not be the best, thnn'to keep continually thinking without action. m amim, u(iii " n.lntort in pvcrv vounff mttTi's hat, and read nntil it becomes a part of his nature, until he can net upon his own judgment, nnd not be turned Irom liS course oy every wum oi m oroaterl advise. In conclusion we would sny. "Think before you act, but when the timo for action comes stop thinking. ISf Tho fumes of burning coffee are pow erful disinfectants. Experiments have been very recently made nt Paris to prove this. A quantity Ol meat was nung up in a ciose mnm until decomnosed. anil then a chafing A;h wm introduced arid 500 erammes of coffee were thrown on the 6re in a few min utes the room was completely disinlecteo. The best way to effect this fumigation is to nrmud-the coffee in a mortar, and then strew ft on a hot iron plate, which however must not be red hot' If! is said that coffee destroys tho smell of musk, caslrccum and assattrtuln. now General Jackson kept S day. GeneralJackaon went down tp New Or leans upon an occasion, and met of course, with an enthusiastic reception- from his old friends and comrades in arms. The latter appointed a committee to make arrangement for a visit to the battle ground, nbout seven miles below the cityi Without consulting the Gonernl, or thinking particularly about the day of the week, thoy appointed Sunday as the timo for tho visit. Tho day came "clear nnd beautiful. After breakfast they notified that everything. was in readiness for tbo con templated visit to the sceuoof his conflict, bis. triumph and his glory. Ho informed the gentleman wno notmcd mm, ana in a Very quiet way, that, as it Was Sundayydio wished to, attend church, instead of visiting the battle mittee was duly informed of this, iihd ir etin. j suitation was had. As all the arrangements" had been made for that day, and everything ready, they concluded to wait upon the Gen eral in a body and tell him of thd circum- ' stances; nnd hint that it would look' strange and sound odd, if not Puritanic, for him to refuse compliance with their wishes. This was done. The General lislened to what they had to say, and then, turning his keen black eves upon them, which sparkled again with a little of their old fire, he replied with quiet dignify, "Gentlemen, this' is Sunday, and I have already informed you that I am going tc church." . Tho committee subsided rather pleased than otherwise with tho re sponse of the old hero. "What fools we wero," some one said as the committee retired, "to try to change tho determination of Old Hickory after he had once madeup his mind." Louisville Journal. Docs Farm Machinery Pay! i 4 few days since I visited tho meadow of Mr. Edwin Smith, of Clinton, which contains several hundred nores of reclaimed marsh, most ef which is seeded with cultivated grass es. Two mowers were running in the dis tance; nearer, a man was pnssing, apparently with a horse and sulky, but it proved to be a "buggy rake." A team, with wagon nnd hay rack-, with two men to load the hay, came in to the meadow. Tlie driver of the team at tached a "hay loader" to the rear oxlc of the wagon, and started the team slowly, length wise of the windrow, when the hay was deli?-' ered us last as two men could place it Ar rived at the end of the windrow, a bolt 'was' withdrawn, and the "loader" was attached to another wagon while the loud was taken to the stack, where there was a machine, , ap pearing like the mast of a schooner,' thirty feet high, with a cross-bar, about twenty-feet long, on a swivel, with braces and derrick, and a pully at each end, through which passes the rope of tbo "horse fork." The hay is taken hp by one horse, clour of the stack, deposited by turning the cross-bar to the place where it is wanted on the stack, and delivered at the rate of five tuns per hour. The "hayloaijer" puts on a load in about five minutes, or as rapidly as two men can take care of it. ; Query If the mower, buggy rake, hay load er, and stacker, each save the labor of eight men, how much will Mr. Smith save in putting up 400 tuns of hay? 1). W. Pai.mi-r, : Lawrence county, Mich: '- Scratches in Horse. , .... It is my purpose in this writing, (o givo a few practical hints to avoid a-troublesome disease, known as Scratches or Grease, It is generally caused by bad stable manugrtntjnt it seldom attacks tho fore legs, and horses with white legs are more subject to it than any others. Strict cleanliness is the .-only prevention. To day's dirt should not be. left for the morrow's cleaning. A man that is truly fond of his horse will attend to his beihg properly cleaned at the proper time he .will say it is not- good for him to sleop in his sweat. I well know the benefit of nn hour's work at night. 1 Suppose a mnn with a four horse team and it is heavy horses that are more subject to greasy heels, with a curry comb in.one hand and a brush in the other, for he can use two hands in cleaning horses, though a good many drivers appear ignorant of the facN spends one hour industriously on his horse's sides, and legs, he will bo surprised in. the morning, to find how much better he got his work done, how much sleeker a horse looks, than if he has been in the habit of feeding, hnngingnp his gears and calling his work done. lie will from this time devote one hour for cleaning -but let not this suffice that is but just enough to save greasy heels when opportunity permits, do the work well regardless of timo. I am not a stranger to the job just get on your knees, with a corn cob and a hniidfnl of straw, rub off every speck of dirt, and con linuo rubbing after the dirt is. gone. ... The . stable is the place to make your , horse look well. When you have him out he has got to work, and he can perform that work better if he has bcon properly eared for over night.-? Tho first appearance of grenso is a dry scurvy state of tho skin of the heol ia while legs it will show a blue shade under the lmi'r.' Cus tom has very prnpcrly retained the hair on the horse's heels it guards the heels from the rough surface of our ploughed fields creating a great necessity to, hand rub the dirt therefrom. It should never be washed, as tlie washing keeps the heels moist, and to prevent grease, 1he hoeis should be. kept dry und clean. Maryland Farmer. ' ' Tue .Labor- ok Whiting A crnintrs Cal culation. Tho Commercial College Monthly says: . . . . A rapid penman enn write thirty words in n minute. To do Ibis he-must draw his quill through the space of one ro.d sixteen and one half fret. In forty minutcs.his pen trav els a furlong, and in five and uiic-third hours one mile. -..' We make, on nn average, sixteen curves-or turns of the pen in writing each word. Wri ting thirty Words in a minute, we n.nst make four hundred nnd eighty eight to each sec ond ! in an "hour, - 2S.8D0 ; . in a day -of .only five hours, .144,000 in a year qf 300. .days, 43,200,000. . ... - .. The man who mode one million; strokes with n pen in a month is not at all rtjmerita ble! Mnnv men make for milliotta, w-w Here we" have in this agregalq a mark; 00 miles long, to be traced oa paper by . each writer in a year. .. , . '1 ' In making each tetter of the1 ordinarynl phabctwemust make from three to seven strokes of the pen on an averagej-three and a half to four. 1 .." "''. 1 ..., :i r-i 1Q. The Raleigh (N. C) Progress esti mates that (V 0,000 soldiers- in the. -Confederate service hove been killed, died or. dis abled for service since the breaking out o tie. war., . ' - v-; i .