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CLEAKFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, APEIL 5, 186-5. VOL. 11.-NO. 31. t 5 TERMS OF THE JOURNAL. The Raftsxas's Joitrsac is published on Wed nesday at $2,00 per annum in advance. Adver tisements inserted at $1.50 per square, for three or less insertions Ten lines (or less counting a square. For every additional insertion 50 cents. A deduction will be made to yearly advertisers. gusincstf Directory. 1HVIN BROTHERS. Dealers in Square A Sawed Lumber.. Dry Goods, Groceries. Flour, Grain, Jte , Ac. Curnside Pa., Sept. 23, 1863. (FREDERICK LEITZIXGEtt. Manufacturer of ' 11 kinds of Stone-ware. Clearfield, Pa. Or ders solicited wholesale or retail. Jan. 1, 1863 lUANS BARRETT, Attorneys at La,Clear- j field. Pa. May I3: 1863. l. j.cbans. :::::: Walter bakrett. - OBERT .1 . W'A LLA CE. Attorney at Law. Clear i field, Pa Office in Shaw's new row. Market grrect. opposite Naugle's jewelry store May 2(5. II.' F NAUGLK, Watch end Clock Maker, and dealer in Watches, Jewelry. Ac. Room in lirahain'e row, Market street. Jiov. 10. I T BUCHER SWOOPE. Attorney at Law.Clear 1. field. Pa. Offict in Graham's Row, fourdoo s west of Graham & Boynton's store. Nov. 10. HAKTSWICK A HUSTON. Dealers in Drugs, Medicines. Paints. Oils. Stationary, Perfume ry. Fancy Goods. Notions, etc., etc.. Market street, l.'lcarfield, Pa June, 2U. lS(4. J. P KRATZER, dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth ins. Hardware, tjueensware. i roceries. l-ro- visiuns Jtc. Front Street, above-the Academy, Clearfield, Pa. ' April 27. "1 1 flLLIAM F. IRWIN, Marketstreet, Clearfield, V Pa., Dealer in Foreign-ant! Domestic Mer chandise. Hardware, Queeiisware, Groceries, and family articles generally. Nov. 10. TOIIN tU'ELICn. Manufacturer of all kinds of Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clenrfield. Pa. He aim makes to order Coffins, on short notice, and attends funerals with a hearse. AprlO.'iSJ. Dll Si. WOODS, PuACTicisa Physician, and Examining Surgeon for Pensions. Office. South-west corner of Second and Cherr Mrect. Clearfiuld, Pa. January 21, 18i53. f I111GMAS J. Sl'OL'Ll.OUOH, Attorney at Law. I. Clearfield. Pa. Office, east of the -Clearfield c.i.Lai.k. Deeds and other legal instruments prev 1'iirad with promptness and accuracy. July 3. -1. It M'ENALLY, Attorney at Law, Clearfield, IN. Practices in Clearfield and adjoining counties. Office :u new brick building or .1. i.oyn f un, 2d streot, one door south of Lanich's Hotel. I ICH ARD MOSSOP. Dealer in Foreign and Do j mesne Dry Goods. Groceries. Flour. Bacon, Liquors. Jtc. liootn. on Market street, a few doors west of Journal OJfire, Clearfield, Pa. Apr27. iARRIMER A TEST, Attorneys at Law'Clear J field. Pa. Will attend promptly to all legal hud other business entrusted to their care in Clear Held and adjoining counties. August o. laoo. "llTM. ALBERT Jfc BROS, Dealers in Dry Goods Groceries. Hardware. Queensware. Flour, Bacun. etc., U oudi.nH. Clearfield county. Penn'a Also, extensive dealers in all kinds of sawed lain ber, shingles, and square timber. Orders solici fH. Woodland. Aug. 19th, 1SG3. T U:MPEKA.CE IIOl'SR The subscriber would respectfully inform the citixens of Clearfield county, that he has rented the "Tipton Hotel." and will use every endeavor to accommo date those who may favor him with heir custom. He will try to furnish the table with the best be t'juntry can afford, and will keep hay and feed to accommodate teamsters. Gentlemen don't to-get the ' Tipton Hotel." SAMUEL SMITH. Tipton. Pa , May 25. 1S64. XHV WATCH & JEWELRY STORE.- i 1 The undersigned having located in the bor ough of Clearfield, (at the shop formerly occupied by R Welch as a jewelry shop.) is prepared to do work of all kinds on the most reasonable terms. The cash will positively be expected when the work is delivered. He is confident that he can not be excelled by any workmen in townorcounty. Come our .' rume all to tltr Sign of the liisr Watfh.. April 9, fi2-ly-pd. S. H LAUCHLIN. ZQisrire: notice. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Officeokthk Comptroller ofthe Citrrescv, J Washington. Janruary 3Uth, 1863. ) T HKREAS, BY SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE M presented to the undersigned, it has been made to appear that "THE FIRST NATIONAL !:a.K OF CLEARFIELD," in the Borough of Clearfield, in the coanty of Clearfield, and State f Pennsylvania, has b.en duly organized under and according to the requirements of the Act of Congress, entitled "An Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds and to provide for the circulation and re demption thereof." approved June 3d, 1864, and t complied with all the provisions of said Act required to be complied with before commencing me business of Hanking under snvi Act ; Now, therefore, I, Hugh McCuIloch. Comptrol lor of the Uurrency, do hereby certify that -THE FIRST NATION AL BANK OF CLEARFIELD," 't- !; r .ujfh of CIvirfieH, in the county of ' .carheld, a,:..t .Stale of Pennsylvania, is author ized to com me nee the business of Banking under thevAct aforesaid '"" """v. In testimonv whereof, witness my ( SKAL Ahand and seal of office, this 30th day of VTV-January, A. D. 1863. HUGH McCULLOCH, Feb. S, 1355. Comptroller of the Currency. BANK NOTICE. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, ) Office oxtue Comptrollerofthe Cfrrency, 1 vr.iiuixGTUN, March 8th, 1365. ) H 1 K R EA S, B Y S AT ISF A CTO R Y E, VI ? dence presented to the undersigned, it has bn made to appear that "THE COUNTY NA Tl XAL BANK OF CLEARFILD," in the Bor ough of Clearfield, in the county of Cle arfield and State of Pennsylvania- has been duly organ ied under and according to the requirements of the Act of Congress, entitled -'An Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a pledge of Uni '1 States bonds and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof." approved June 3d, 1864. and hag complied with all the provisions of said Act required to be complied with before eoinmen--ii:g the business of Banking under f aid Act; Sow, therfore, I. Ungb McCuIloch. Comptroller f the Currency, do hereby certify that -THE Cor; STY NATIONAL BANK OF CLEARFIELD," p the Bt rough of Clearfield, iu the eounty of Hearfield, and State of Puunsylvania, is. aatbor zd to commence the business of Banking under th Act aforesaid. " In testimony whereof, witness my (SEAL, hand and seal of office, this 2d day of VcrTMarch. A. D 1865. HUGH McCULLOCH. Mir. 8j 19J5. Comptroller of the Currency, Jacket i'octrn. NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP. In the quiet nursery chambers Snowy pillows yet unpressed, See the forms of little children, Kneeling, white robed for their rest. And in quiet nursery chambers, While the dusky shadows creep, Hear the voices of the children, "Now I lay me down to sleep." In the meadow and the mountain, Calmly shine the wintry stars. But across the glistening low lands Slant the moonlight's silver bars. In the silence and the darkness. Darkness growing still more deep, Listen to the children. Praying God their souls to keep. 'If we die." so pray the children. And the mother's bead drops low : (One from out her fold is sleeping Deep beneath this winter's snow,) '-Take our souls," and past the casement Flits a gleam of crystal light. Like the trailing of its garments Walking evei more in white. Little souls that stand expectant Listening at the gates of life, Hearing, faraway, the murmur Of the tumclt and the strife; We who fight beneath those bannors. Meeting ranks of foemen there, Find a deeper, broader meaning In your simple vesper prayer. When your hands shall grasp the standard Which, to-day you watch from far. When your deeds shall shape the conflict In this universal war, Prav to him. the Gol of battles. Whose strong eye can never sleep In the warring of temptation Firm a nd true your souls to keep. When the combai ends, and slowly Clears the smoke from out the skies', When, far down the purple distance, All the noise of battle dies When the last night's solemn shadows Settle dark on you and me. May the love that never faileth, Take our souls eternally. THE WIDOW AND THE POKER, OE, "WILL WOODHOUSE'S COUETSHIP. Mr. William Woodhouse was naturally a very timid man. 2ot lhat he was luckin, in moral or physical courage, but that h was afraid of the women. On all other oc casions he was usually equal to "tile, emer gency, be it whatever it might; but place him Me-a-tite with a woman, and, to use vulgar, but expressive phr. se, he was done for. His mother had long ago settled down to the uncomfortable conviction that William would never marry and tl e girls had arrived at the ame conclusion ; it had become quite the tiling to sav, in making comparisons, As jrreat a lool as V ill oodhou.-e For tuke note, bashful gentlemen how ever much ladies may admire modesty in the other sex, they invariably despise a man who has not heart enough to say to the girl of his choice, 1 love you Will admired all the girls in his wa3T, but he looked upon them very much as sensible peor.le do upon a hornet's nest as a curious piece of architecture, but not safe to be fa miliar v ith. So he kept his distance, arid in the mean time arrived at the mature age oi twenty- three. Then he met, for the first time, at a picnic-party, Adelaide Browne. We believe people with the stoniest hearts fall in love at picnics, and rrom that hour poor Y ill had no comfort of his life. Neepmsr or waking, his dreams were full of the beautiful Miss Browne. Surelv there never was another of the numerous Browne family like her! Blue eves, white muslin dress, with knots of pink ribbon brown hair, red lips, pearly teeth, snowy hands all danced together iu miscellaneous '"all hands round" before his distorted vision. Adelaide, all unconscious of the trouble she had caused, went her way, breaking the hearts of most of the young gentleman in Highbridge, and trying hard to fracture the few that remained whole. She was visiting her aunt Hooper, and it is an undeniable fact that ladies always take best where they are not known. This is no libel on the sex no, indeed ! for with gen tleman this truth is still more applicable. Mrs. Hooper was a widow lady of no small personal attractions in her own esti mation, and it she was not so young as she might have been, she thought she was, and behaved accordingly. She still affected short sleeves and profuse ringlets of glossiest black though envious individuals p resisted in it that her curls were made at the hair dresser's. The same persons also believed that she was anxious to supply that place of the dear deceased as soon as possible. . For a week atter meeting with Adelaide, Will bore up bravely. The second meeting destroyed all the stock of composure he had Itci'U hoarding up. He took desperately to tlie Muses, and walked the whole night away, to the infinite destruction of shoe-leather and the infinite disgust of his practical papa. He met Adelaide now quite frequently. Highbridge was very gay. There was a singing school, a lyeeum, a "society," and then the folks got up excurions tc the sur rounding hills for it was yet early autumn, and nature was in her robes of state. T&ere was an excursion to Mount Giblo, one fine day, and there Will had the ecstat ic pleasure of treading on Adelaide's dress, thereby throwing her headlong into a pue or brush, and while Laura Blake picked her up and helped her pin her flounces, he stood by frightened out of his wits, and momentarily expecting the mountain to open and swal low him up . . From that time he Dined rapidly. His mother thought him in a quick decline, and ! . onnatilo St thin!? OI tne TaSC. 1118 dosed him with hoarhouna ana vr. i erKin s patent pills. He grew worse and worse. At last, thinking himself near his end, he confessed to his mother, bhe was thunaer-. struck at first but afterwards, like a sensi-, lie woman, ie advised him to put on his "t'other clothes" and go right over and lay the case before Miss Browne. It couldn't kiil him, she said, and then if she refused him why, there was as good fish iu the sea, etc VY ill took three da3-s to consider, and at the end oi that time his nimd was made un. He swallowed a double dose of blackberry cordial, donned his flame colored vest and black and blue plaids, brushed his hair till it shone like ebony, covered his head with his father's ten dollar beaver, and made the best of his way to Mrs. Hooper's. .Not that he intended to ask Adelaide but Mrs. Hooper. It he could only get the aunt won over to his cause, and employ her to state the condition or his heart to her niece, he should be happy. He felt assured that he never could live through confessing him self to Adelaide; and it he did, and she sen to Aueiaiue ; ana n ne aia, ana sue should say no he was satisfied he should faint away right on the spot. As good lortune would have it, he found Mrs. Hooper alone, in her best gown and her best humor. She was charmed to see him, and treated him to nuts and cider, and a seat on the sofa so near herself that Will was at his wits' end to frame the first word of his errand. ii.ey taiKeu oi tne weatner anq tne crops till the clock struck ten lhe widow tried to make him think it was only nine, but he was not so far gone but that he could still count, lie hlt that the terrible moment could be no longer delayed ; he must make a beginning: -Hrs. Hooper, said ne, l came over this evening " he hesJtated. "Yes, Will," said she encouragingly, i IT J I came over it' ri . "ii les, I Know you aid, still more en couragingly. "I came over to ask a great favor of you w i ll, you couldn t have come to any body that would be readier to do you a kind ness, W llliani. irianK you. I lie sweat stood on his forehead in great drops. "But this is a very delicate business, very. I come to ask you to to to " "(loon don't be afraid ; lam listcninsr.' i ne tact or it is, i m in love-aesper- atelv !. Ihere, 1 ve done it! "Mercy on me! Why, William! and I never mistrusted it never! Well, of all thinu-s!" aiid the widow edged a little closer and nut her fat hand in William's. "Yes, I'm in love, and I come to ask you if you would "Willi? To be sure I will ! 1 low could you think otherwise ! I have always thought so much of you ! But it is so sudden! What would folks sav r "Deuced if I care!" cried Will, elated at the prospect before him. "It's nobody's business am 1 to be wretched on account of what people say? on;t hug ma so, Mrs. Hooper, I bee I ain't used to it; and and what was that noise "The mice, I guess. Dear William, how "lad I am you told me ! "And you'll ask Adelaide, make it all right with her?" "Adelaide? Oh! she'll have no earthly objections of course not! "Are vou sure? If I was only certain of it! Oh! Mrs. Hooper, I loved her the mo ment I set mv eves on her! Her? Who?" Whv, your niece, Adelaide Browne. She is the only woman on earth that I could ever be happy with. I shall die if I don't set her!" .Airs. J iooper turned purple. She caught up the poker and new at our hero like a maniac. lie made lor the door, she follow ing close. "I'll show you howr to insult a respectable woman ! she cried ; I ii teacn you to steal the affections of a guileless heart, and then prove laise! each snowing accompamea bv a thump from the poker. Will at last succeeded in putting the door between him and his antagonist, and in frantic haste he dived down over the steps, and at the bottom reeled full into the arms of Adelaide Browne herself, who was just returning from a friend s. "Don't let her get me! he cried; "I d rather die than she should hug me again ! It's you I lore, not her, she's madder than a panther." It was not a very elegant proposal, tint Alias Browne's solf-possession insured Will's ev erlasting weal: She accepted him on the spot, for she had liked him all along, and nothing had stood between them but his abominable bashfulness. Will is a happy husband and father now; but even to this day the sight of a widow will make him tremble, they aresointimate- y associated in his mind with a poker. Professor W. D. Gunning, of Boston, in an article on the subiect, makes the slime or bilumen which the buildersof Babel used for mortar the same thing as our modern petroleum, after its volatile parts had been discharged by evaporation. Layard makes mention of the famous sprines of Is, whence the buildersof Ninevah and Babylon obtain ed large quantities ot their bitumen. Ihose springs were flowing three thousand years V. and are nowing sun. Horace Foster, a loyal citizen of Bunt m 1 J J a- it. CO., lenn., nas recoverea aamages to me extant, of twenty-five thousand dollars. The parties sued were seven in number and wealthy. The proof was that they instigated the rebels to rob him of his horses, mules, bacon, tobacco, grain and hay, and then to shoot him throufrh the thigh and drive him while Weeding through the creek, in water up to his arm -pits. Ttte prospect for large and increased crops . i - . i it. : I in tnis country auring tne cumiug scasuu were never more flattering. Trre endowments given to American col- leges within two years, amount to $1,571,- 000. THE TWO TOMS. OE, HOW TO MANAGE CHILDEEN. Tom, here!" said a father to his boy speakiug m tones of authority. The lad was at play. He looked towards his father, but did not leave his companions. Do you hear me, sir ?" spoke the father more sternlv than at first. With an unhnn. py face and reluctant step the boy left his piay ana approached his parent. 'H hy do you creep along at a snail' pace said the father, angrily. "Come quickly. I want you: when I speak I like to be obeyed instant ly. Here, take this note 10 ait. omith, and see that you don t go to sleep by the way. Now run as fast as von can go. " The boy took the note ; there was a cioua upon ms brow, lie moved onward iut at a sjow -y0u, Tom ! is'lhatdo Is that going quickly ?" called the father when he saw the boy creeping away. . "If you are not back in half an hour I will pun isnyou. But the words had little effect lhe boy s feelings were hurt bv the unkind nessof the parent ; he experienced a sense oi injustice, a conciousness that wrong had been done him. By nature he was like his father nronfi nni1 J,,,,. . . f, " "V fk;. , i i!?r iiics ui iiis uiinu were aroused, ana ti in dulgedin them, fearless of consequences. 1 never saw such a boy." said the fath er, speaking to a friend who had observed the occurrence. "My words scarcely make an impression on him. "Kind w;ords often prove most powerful," saia tne inena. l lie lather looked surpns ed. Kind words, continued the friend. "are like the gentle rain and the refreshing aews ; but liarsh words bend and break like the angry tempest. They first develop and strengthen good affections, while the others sweep over the heart iu devastation, and mar and deform all they touch. Trv him with kind words, they will prove a hundred loid more powerful. The parent seemed hurt by the reproof, but it left him thoughtful. An hour passed away ere his boy returned. At times du ring his absence he was angry at the delay but the words of remonstrance were in his ears, and he resolved to obey them. At last the lad came slowly in, with a cloudj- coun tenance, and reported the result of his er rand. Having stayed lar beyond his time he looked for punishment, aud was prepar ed to receive it w ith an ancrv defiance. To his surprise after delivering the message he had brought, his father, instead of ancry re proof and punishment, said kindly : "Verv well, my son, you can go out to play a- The boy went out. but was not hannv. He had disobeyed and disobliged his father, andthe thoughtot this troubled him. Harsl words had not clouded his mind nor aroused a spirit of reckless ange A Instead of joining his companions, he went and sat down by himself, grieved over his act of disobedience. While he thus sat he heard his name called. "Thomas, my son," said his father, kind ly. The boy sprang to his feet, and was soon beside his parent. "Did vou call, father ?" "I did, my son. Will you take this pack age to Mr. Lonjr for me ?" There was no hesitation in the bov's man ner ; he looked much pleased at the thought ot doing his father a service, and reached out his hand for the package. On receiv ing it he bounded away with a light step. "There -is power in kindness," said the father, as he sat musing after the lad's de parture. And eVen while he sat musing o ver the incident, the boy came back with a cheerfuf, happy face, and said: Can 1 do any thing else for you, father?" ies, there is a power in kindness. The temnest of nassionean onlvsuhdne. constrain and break ; but in love and sgentlenes there is the power of the summer rain, the dew, and the sunshine. Tom is on trial. Tom at school cets through the peotrraphy by lioriug a hole through the middle. That is his roval road to learninar. or rather past it. He holds the smaller boys up by the heels, and stands them on their heads. lie melts up all the inkstands into bullets. He plays truant, gets into trouble, and when he can lies his way out. When the teacher tries to correct him he kicks her and bites her alternately. Ihis is lorn at school, lie lounges the streets, insults passengers, and goes down and stones the school house windows. This is Tom in vacation. He takes other boys on pleasure excursions, such as stealing pears, peaches, apples and melons. This is Tom on a farm. The other day Tom's father called upon the school committee, looking much like an injured and persecuted man. Mark this : If a bov lies worse than Ananias and Sap- phira, especilly if it be about school, his mother will believe every word of it. And if his mother believes it, of course his father will. So in comes Mr. Skinner, the injur ed father. ' My son has been turned out of school, sir. "For what?" "Nothing in the world but word." Indeed!" How did you ascertain that?" He says so, and all the otherchildren say so. "All the other children" were two or three smaller ones, who had to be Toms echoes under penalty of standing inverted. iNow, Skinner, 1 know a little ol loms 1 11 . T . 4.1 antecedent probabilities. l was in me school two or three days ago, and he didn't spell but one word rieht and that one he guessed at He wont study, and he seldom . i Ai 4. l : answers a question ngnuy, cwuepi, vy acci- dent." "Why. sir. he says he s got through most of his books." i es. sir. he eets through his books as a worm gets Jhrough an apple, or -meal- J chest. lie digs through with his jack kmle. 5 4Wrall T oil-' nnroicAnol Ti ir 1 1 K r rr T VUJ A UU V Will M. U llllll Tom slwuld be punished, but his mother don t want him turned out ot school. W e want him to have a good education. The teacher can whip him if necessary. ' ' "You seem to think, sir, it is a great priv ilege to whip your boy. It strikes me that that is asking a great deal of a young ladr, and that such little jobs as those you ought to do yourself. Parents are bound to send their children to the school-room in such a condition that t hey will neither kick nor bite ; and if they neglect their duty they ought to forfeit their privileges." Mr. Skinner went home with new views. But for Tom's sake I did not let the matter rest there. I gave a prescription which I thought suited exactly to Tom's case, and which I have never known to fail; and as it works with boys of the Tom Skinner stripe as charmingly as llfirey's does with wild horses, I give it for the benefit of all parents and school committees, thus: "Take Tom out of school for one week ; don't leave him any leisure wherein to torment the cat or stone the neighbors' hens , take him out in to the field, make hini work at your side from morning till evening, so that he will be sure to sleep o' nights ; never strike him or whip him : work him six days in succession. at the end of which time you may reasona bly expect all the bad spirits have worked out of him at the rate ot one jer day. Then let him go back to school, and if the evil possession comes apain, repeat the exorcism till it is effectual and complete." 1 otn is now under this regimen. It work beautifully, and I am persuaded we shal have a new and better edition both of Tom at school and of Tom on a farm. The Mexican Question in France- aris letter, dated the lyth, says: This Mexican question, in its bearings on the re- ations between r ranee and the United States, is the great question of the moment and almost the only one talked of on 'Chance H lien the news ot the fall ot CharlestO'i ar rived last Saturday, there was a regular pan ic at the iours3, and the runds tell, to cer tain are most people that the end of lour war will bring com plications in regard to Mexico that everyone whether friendly to the North or to the South, now speak of the successes to the Cnion arms as bad news bad. because it indicates a war with France and throw down the funds. M. Drouyn de 1 Huys is no doubt felicitating himself that he has at least "come it over" Mr. Seward, for in the appointment of the Marquis de Mon '.ii i ir i l.i tnoion to w ashmgton he sends there, as well a Minister from Maximilian as from Napoleon. For, as M de Montholon is de voted to the interests of his master, Napole on, so also he must be devoted to the success of his master's pet schemes, and thus the new 31exican empire will be represented after all, by a friend and protector at Wash mgton. Conscience. "A little boy in petticoats in my fourth year, my father sent me from the field, home. A spotted tortise, in the shallow water, at the foot ot the rodora caught my attention, and I lifted my stick to strike it, when a voice within me said it is wrong. 1 stood with uplifted stick in wonder at the new emotion, till rodora and the tortoise vanished from my siprht. hastened home and asked my mother what it was that told me it was wrong? Wiping a tear from her eye, and taking me in her arms, she said, 'Some men call it conscience. but 1 prefer to call it the voice of Uod in the soul of man. If you listen to it and obey it, then it will speak clearer, and always guide you right But if you turn a deaf ear, or disobey, then it will fade out little by little, and leave you in the dark without a guide. A Wisconsin paper says that the oldest man in the world is now living in Caledonia in that State. His name is Joseph Crele, and his age is one hundred and thirty nine i i tir years. lie has lived in Wisconsin more than a century, and was married m New Orleans, one hundred and nine years aero. Some years afterwards he settled at Prarie .1.. iiul .i.:i r: : , uu yiiieii, nunc if iiHxmsiu waa jci a vmce or r ranee. Before the Kevolutiouary war, he was employed to carry letters be tween Parrie du Chien and Green Bay ! It is but a few years ago that he was called as witness in the Circuit Court, in a case in volving the title to certain real estate at Prarie du Chien, to give testimony in rela tion to events that transpired eirhty years before ! He now resides with a daugther by his third wife, who is over seventy years of age. Great Truth in Small Paragraph. - One secret of the practical failure in. after lite ot so many promising young persons is, that they did not learn that a man s capacity and success in the world is estimated, not by what he can do, but by what he does do. The opposite heresy is, I am sorry to believe, early imbibed in most of our seminaries of learning.- 11 ow the youth of genius, real or supposed, is worshipped by nis associates and too often by society also, while the more diligent plodder is left in neglect to "work out his own salvation," as he almost infallably does. - A Savannah telle stepped off the sidewalk the other day to avoid walking under the American flag which hung in front of an officer's headquarters. Gen. Geary, mili tary commandant of the city immediately gave orders to have her promenaded back and forth under the hated symbol for an hour, as a warning for similar offenders. A man in Boston had the curiosity, on Wednesday last, to note the names of twenty-five of the gold speculators at a certain board, and on referring to the tax list he found two of them only assessed one on $70 and the other on $164 in-come. A Spicy Interview. On the arrival of Gen. Sherman at Sa vannah he saw a large number of British flags displayed from buildings and had the curiosity to know how many British consuls there were there. He soon ascertained that these flags were on buildings where cotton as stored away, and at oncp ordered it to be seized. Soon after that, wheu the Geu eral was busy engaged at his head quarters, a pompous gentleman walked in apparently in great haste, and inquired if he was Gen. Sherman. Having received an affirmative reply, the pouipous gentleman remarked, "that when he left nis residence United States troops were engaged in removing his cotton from it, wheu it was protected by the Jiritish flag. "Stop, sir," said Gen. Sherman, "not j'our cotton, sir, but my cotton ; my cotton in the name of the United States Govern ment, sir. I have noticed," ooutinued Gen. Sherman, a great many British flags here, all protecting cotton ; I have seized it all in the name of my Government" But, sir, said the Consul, indignantly, there is scarcely any cotton in Savannah that does not belong to me." . lhere is not a pound of cotton here, sir, that does not belong to me, for the United States," responded Sherman. Well, sir, said the Consul, swelling himself up with the dignity of his office, and redening in the' face, "my government shall hear of this. I shall report your conduct to my government, sir." Ah ! pray, who are you, sir ! said the General. 'Consul to her British Maiesty, sir." "Oh, indeed," responded the General, "I hope you will report me to your govern ment Vou will please to say to your gov ernment, for me, that I have been fighting the English government all the way from the Ohio river to Vicksburg, and thence to this point At every step I have encount ered British arms, British munitions of war, and British goods of every description, at every step, sir. I have met them, sir, in all shapes ; and now sir, I find you claim ing all the cotton, sir. I intend to call upon my governient to order, me to Nassau at once." "What do you propose to do there?" asked the Consul, taken somewhat aback. "I would," replied the General, "take with me a quantity of picks and shovels, and throw that cursed sand hill into the sea. sir. I would shovel it into the sea, sir ; and then I would pay for it, sir if necessary. Good day, sir.' It is needless to add that General Sher man was not again troubled by the officious representative of her majesf y's government. "I'm Good Tor Something." A young man, whose bluntuess was such that every effort to turn him to account in a dry-goods store was found to be unavailing received the customary notice from his em ployer that he did not suit and must go. "But I'm good for something," remon strated the poor fellow loth to be turned in to the "street "You are good for nothing as a salesman anyhow," retorted the principal regarding him from a buisness point of view. "I am sure I can be .useful," repeated the young man. . "How ? Tell me how." "Don't know sir ; I don't know." "Nor do I." lauerhed the principal a he saw the eagerness the lad displayed. " Unly don t put me away, sir ; don t put me away, l ry me at something besides sell ing . I cannot sell. I know that I cannot sell I know that too ; that is a-hat there is wrong. But ! can make myself useful somehow. I know I can." The blunt-boy who could not be turned in to a salesman, and whose manner was so little captivating that he was nearly sent a- bouthis business, was accordingly tried at something else. He was placed in the counting-house, where his aptitude for figures soon showed itself, and in a few years he became not only chief cashier in the concern, but eminent as an accountant throughout the country. JJoys be- sure and be "good for something. ' ' . I say, old fellow, what are your politics?" said one friend quizzing another. .'Con servative, my father was conservative," he replied. ' 'And what is your religion ?' ' con tinued the other. Protestant nay father 1 .1 ISA was a protestant, was tne answer. And why are jou a bachelor ?" said the other. Because my father was a oh, confound it! don't bother me with your stupid ques tions." Precocious. There is a live Yankee out west who invented a machine, that picks . the bones out ot fash, -and throws the meat into the mouths of those who feel rricli- ed to eat fish, mackeral in particular. The said loquacious scion of yankeedom has also taught ducks to swim in hot water, and with such success, that they are said to lav boiled eggs. Shades of Faneufl nail, where art thou not? Among the reinforcements to the Army of the Potomac is a heavy artillery regiment, numbering 1600 men, 1000 of whom re ceived $1000 each as bounty for one year's service, dt is known at the Iront as the million dollar regiment. " TnE Force of Education. Nothinir was so much dreaded in our schoolboy-days as to be punished by sitting between two crirls. ' An, the force of education ! In after years we learned to submit to such things with out shedding a tear. Gold has been found in Barbour county. West Virginia, samples of which are exhib ited in Wheeling. In whatouantities it ex ists is yet to be developed. 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