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IIV WIM.IA WM.RM IIBTANT. To hi in wlm in tlm love of NnWro holds flfimiiimilnti with her vlsiblo fornw, HllS HJHMlkH A various lHiiKimi for 1I Kayor hour Hlio lias i voice of Klo'luoait. uiid a Minllo And ekxuiieo of bounty, and Hlio Klido Into Mi. dm kxr muiH, with a mild And liimlinir nviiiimtliy. tliat steal away ri,..ir Mi,uriinnii. fro ho Is aware Whan tlinuxlitH Of (lie liu-t lilttor hour come llko a h!lKt Ovt thy xplrlt, and mid lumpcs Of tlm Htorn avony, and shroud, and pull, And liicutliloHS durknewi, and tho narrow tlOUfMl, Muko tlii-o to nhuddor, mid row nick at heart; tin forth, unto tho (iiiun Hky, und list To Nature's toiivlilnirH.wliilu from all around Karlh und her wuUth, and tho deptliHoi air (Somes a xtlll voice-Yet a fw days, und thun Tlm nil bclinldlinr nan ahull boo no mora Jn Mil lilMoourao; nor yut in tho cold (rround, Whore thy palo lorin was laid, with many tours, Nor in tho oinbruou of oooan, nhull exist Th IniiiKit. Klirth, that nourished thoo.nhall ol ul in Thy fcrowth, to be resolvod to earth analn, And, lout eueh human traco, surrendering up Thino Individual Ix liiK. shalt thou go ( To mix for ever with tho elements. To ho a brother to tho IiihoiihIuIo rock And to tliu kIukk'hIi clod, which the rudo swain TuriiH with Mi share, and treads upon. Tho oak Hhull cciid lils roots abroad, and plorce thy mold. Yet not to thlnii eternal rontlnR-plnco NliHlt thou rullro alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch inoro imiirnlflccnt. Thou shalt lie down .. ' i With patriarchs of tho infant world with kii'KM, Tho powerful of tho ourth the wise, the Rood, Knir forms, und hoary seers of apros past, All in one iniKlity sepulchre The hills, Idick -i ililnil imil anolent as tho sun tho vales Strelrliliig In nentlvo qiiictiiess between; Tho vi norahlo woods rivers that niovo In majesty, and the roiupliilnlug brooks That niiike tho meadows green ; und, poured round all, Old ocoun'8 gray and melancholy waste Are liut the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. Tho golden sun, Tlio planets, all tho infinite host of heaven, Are shining on the sad abodes of death Through the still lapse of uges. All that tread ' The globe are but a handful to the tribes Thut .slumber in Its bosom. Take tho wings Of morning, and tho Ilurcuii desert plorco, Or loKii thyself In the continuous woods Where mils the Oregon, und hears no sound, Have his own dashlngs yet the dend are thorn, And millions in those solitudes, sinco first The flight of yours begun, have laid tliom down In their last sleep the dead reign thore ulono, So shalt thou rest, and what If thou shalt full Unnoticed bv the living, und no friend Take unto ut thy departure? Allthatbrontho Will share thy destiny. The guy will laugh. When thou art gone, tho solemn brood of care I'liid on, iwid eneh one as heforo will chuso Ills favoilto phantom; yet ull these shall leavo Their mirth und their employment, and shall como And make their bed with thoo. As tho long train -of ages glides uwuy, tho sons of moil, The youth in life's green spring, and ho who goes In the full strength of yours matron, and iniiid, And the sweet babe, and tho gray-headed iiiun Shall (iin' by one be gathered to thy side, lly theme w iio.in theirturn, shall follow them. So live, that when thy summonscoinesto join The iiinuinemlilo curuvun, which moves Te the pulo realms of shudc, where each shall tufco Ills chamber In the silent hulls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave ut night, Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained und soothed lly mi unfullciliig trust, approach thy grave, l.ikii one who wraps tho draper)' of his couch About hliii.iiud lies down tu pleasant dreams. THIi CATTLH-mtlYES. An I'iidi inmis Nnnilior of Aniinnla on th Trail l:l-iit (r lli Western lleef Trade Lively Times on the I'liiins. Says a correspondent of tho New York Tinus, writing from Podge City, Kans., Juno 10 : Tlio cattlo moil of the plains aro just Sitting through with their annual " round-ups." For the Arkansas Valley and tlio divide country West Las Ani nuis was the rendezvous ; mid the scat tered cattle for miles along tho river and out on the buffalo ranges wero gathered to that, point. Camps were established, ill tho leading eattlo-uien wero on hand, and the "cow-boys" were in their ghu-y. It was tho work of only a few hours to "put out" and separate tho cattle, and start the herds back to their 1'iiiii'ca a'nin. r.very auimai is Known by its brand, so that ownership is easily j determined, and those that have drifted j ini'.es awav duiiiiir the winter storms ! . I,,,.....,,.. .f . .ilw.r li.nlj am ! pic', i ,1 out in a few minutes, claimed by ( thoowiiois and started back to the range, i It litis been a good winter for stock in his valley ; no bad storms and plenty of gr.iss. The cattle are in prime con dition, am! beeves for the early fall m.ir kot will sell Wttcr than the average. By comparing note among the herders, it w;vi foiiod that tho range Iiolweon Fort l.von and Bent's Fort Kit Carson's old huiiting grounds-an uninviting and barren lin'kiiig section, contains more caf.lc linn any similar area on the plain. Over 7.',Oo0 head are figured np. As all the heavy stock men and afctp ler just now hxiii to be bound for one place DoJge City the point at which the "Jr.vcs" of Tom cattle come up. Your corrcspin Jent took a train on the Atchison, Tope&a and Sat Fe Kail road, mud a acven hours' ride landed us at mid- night in this noisy oattla mart. No one soomod to be asleep at that hour. The station was thronged with swaggering, swearing cow-boys, and oily confidence men. With some difficulty we rubbed our way through tlio crowd, and follow ed the porter to tho "Great Western" Hotel. Any of our companions that might be bent on sport could need no special beckoning, for at all the billiard halls, concert saloons, and keuo dens tho lamp still held out to burn. Scon by daylight Dodgo City has hotter look; though somehow, pretty much ull the buildings, which are of frame, lurch to tho west as if impatient to move on, tho effect of high prairie winds. Tho population can not be fur from 1,000, though there is a large float ing element, increasing rapidly, and a month later, when the cattle are swarm ingin and things aro at high tido, there will bo in the town and outskirts as many as 5,000 people 1 Tho cuttle ship ping season gathers traders, speculators, gamblors, and all sorts. Through June und July Dodgo City will be the liveliest placo in the West. The best trails from the Panhandle of Texas strike the rail roud and river at this point; it outside the "dead line" proscribed by Kansas laws, and offers every facility for larco stock transactions. There are now in this vicinity about 20,000 head of Texas "beeves", already arrived and eadv to bo marketed. There are on tho trail, between Dodge and Cimarron, 50,000 more. The last accounts from the south indicate that there are upward of 225,000 head of cattle moving north ward from lied Kiver, fully one-half of which will take the trail to Dodge City, About the 1st of July the larger share will have arrived hero, and the shipping season will bejrin in earnest. There will probably bo put on the cars at this station from' 30,000 to 40,000 beeves for Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago. Tho greater share of tho cattle that are driven to this point from Texas do not go into Eastern markets yet. They will bo allowed to food their way west ward and northward, and two months later will appear at stations on the Kan sas Pacific and Union Pacific Roads further east, some to be shipped to Kan sas City and Omaha, but tho great bulk to remain feeding on the plains until next spring. The cattlo "drives" from Texas oaeh year represent a good deal of money, and are in the hands of com paratively few men. A careful compi lation of tho owners, number of head, and destination of tho ' Texas cattle in this northward drive for tho season of 1878 will bo of interest: Oinuvs. No, of head. Destination. J. V. Ullison l'.,0(K)....Kan. und Neb. Lvtlo & McDonald.... 10,i:iNI.... Kansas. bishop & llulll'. s.OOD. . . .Dodge City. 1). It. Flint 8,(NI,.. Colorado. Smith Ai Savage 8,W. ... Dodgo City. I'resvuli & Mitchell... (1,101.... Colorado. Coloiinm t Stockley.. 2,000.... Colorado. M iiiett If rumors ,' (. . . Kansas. Mubry A Co, (KI0....kiin. und Neb. (iiilnlmi &Co Wuugli A Stephens ., i;,(KH).... Dodgo Cllv. 4,1100.... Dodge Citv. WOO.. ..Dodge City. 11,000.... Dodge City. 0,000. . . . Kansas. 2,000 .. Dodge City. i;,0IH....Kunsus. 1. VHH).... Kansas. 11,1100.... Colorado. 15,000. . . . Kansas. 4,(00.... Dodge City. J.ooo Dodge City. S.ooo.... Kansas. :l.ooO....Iodgc City. . (1,000.... Colorado. 6.000. . . .Colorado. ft.000 Kansas. 8,000.... Dodge Citv. 2,000.... Dodge City. :t,soo.... Colorado. 2. "i,000.... Colorado. John Frailer JohuCamp ,.. C. O. Lewis I.. Q. Johnson , Shiner llrothers I.ittlelleld .v. Huston., Coruthers A Co King .V Kennedy , Ogo & Wo. dward .lop Mathews Itced A lioeluil Chapman A Tiittlo..., w. (.. miller Moore A Allen , W. II. Crime ,1. L. Driskill A. S. Simmons Ilennett A West 11I1T Snyder Total llKUOO. The above table takes in the largest hords. Tho several smaller " bunches" will swell the total to between 22.",000 and 250,000. Some claim that the num ber will reach 300,000. The list we have given shows some 4.",000 head destined for Dodge City, principally for Eastern shipment. While a largo share of the others enumerated will come by tho trail to Dodge City, they will be driven from this point up tho Arkansas and Purgatoirc, or into tlie parks, and over the divide into the Platte Valley. A good many will go to the ranges on the Republican. In the past threo or four years not all the cattle that have come up from Tex:is have been marketed, but have been multiplying and increasing in tho valleys and along tho high ran- ges. By tho introduction of tho best Iilimil.'il stock the mialitv of the increases ! has been im.-itk' imiinti',1. C. fhTt I nnproveil Plains - fed leeves are getting the best prices in Eastern markets. Taking into ; necount the large numlxTS of cattlo an- j Dually driven into the Territories and ' new States of the West, and the natural increase of the herds, the cattle trade is, i of course, growing into greater magni- tude everv vear. ; It is a noteworthy faet that tho cattle intercVs of the Kocky Mountain region ' and the plain ou the cast are receiving large aeeossions from the we-t alo. i Buyers have been in Oregon and Wash ington Tfrritori gathering up the best beeves and tume 25,1 Hi hend are now cn route through Idaho Territory des tined for the Ltramie Plain. An Ore gon pnper before us contain the almost incredible statement that tock men from the IV"e of the Columbia have gathered herds of boef-cattlo aggregat ing 100,000 head from the bunch-grass region of Eastern Oregon and Washing ton Territory, and from Walla Walla and tho Yakima and Snake Kiver coun tries, which they will drive across the continent, many being held back on the pluins of Colorado, Wyoming and Si& braska for good markoting, and others driven direct to Omaha. It was considered something wondor ful a few years ago when Texas was credited with 4,000,000 head of cattle That State was looked upon as our beef supply for years to come, and the great plains, at that time counted as absolute ly worthless for any purpose, were not looked upon as even the smallest factor in tho matter of supplying the East and Eurono with marketable cattle. But a great revolution has taken place in a short time. The "long horns" still come up every season to be put Into market, but the numbors arriving at Kansas City and Chicago from that source are decreasing year by year. The cattlo grounds are being transferred to the great buffalo plains, and the central portion of the continent, with the Pacifio States, are becoming the leading pro ducers of beef. An estimate derived from the assessment returns of this year gives Colorado 650,000; Wyoming, 225, 000; Utah, 350,000; Montana, 300,000 ; Washington, 200,000; Oregon, 175,000, and California, 640,000 cattle. This makes a total of nearly 2,750,000 in herds, increasing rapidly, from which upwards of 250,000 marketable beeves will bo taken during the next three or four months into tho markets east of the Missouri River. But we have digressod from the main purpose of this letter, which was to give an account of this cattle-shipping point, Dodge City, and the interests which surround it. It is all bustling activity now, and a month hence it will be what the cow-boys call "red-hot" times. The place will be fairly hemmed in with herds, and the ample stock yards pro vided by the railway company will scarcely answer the demands of ship- pers. Somehow tne agricultural interests seem always to be at enmity to the cat tle business. The land in this vicinity has pretty much all been taken up for settlement during the past few years, and this spring a very large area has been seeded down. Many farms are not fenced, and those that are can hardly withstand the determined assaults of tho hungry Texas steer. So there is all the while a chance for quarrels between the farmer and herder. The farmers here about are complaining a good deal of the depredations upon their crops made by the stock running at large ; and at the next session of the Kansas Legisla ture a very strong petition will go in from Dodge City to have the "dead line" moved further west, at least as far as the State limits. Should such meas ure prevail, as seems highly probable, then another season may see West Los Animas the great shipping point. Hugo, on the Kansas Pacific, and Ogalalla, on the Union Pacific, will be its prominent competitors for the cattle trade.. Tho cattle shippers complain a good deal of the high rates of transportation charged by railroad companies, and talk of driving their cattle to market if due concessions aro not made. Last year the railroads got to "cutting," and that, of course, stopped all complaint. It was a good thing for the shippers. But the new combinations will serve to keep the tarifl'pretty well up this season. In anticipation of it, stock-men are look ing about to see what is best to be done. Tho local paper here, speaking on this subj'ect, says: " From a conversation with a leading stock man we learn that many of our larger owners of beef-cattlo are serious ly considering the plan of driving in stead of shipping to market this fall There are several considerations in fa- no one wul SUHOr more -lnan yww vor of this method, the most important ftllinS. absolutely nothing, can be of which is the large saving made. A I done to better your condition wlnle you fair estimate of the freight, tho sbrink. are in such a frame of mind. As has age, and the bruised condition of beef been sald before, in order to be suc nVlivereo nt Kansas Citv. is $5 nor head. ! cessful Jou wiH have to move with much and a liberal estimate of expenses of ilri - !nr Ut within 100 miles of K.ms.is fit. I. it at Wl naf hAnd inH Ihd cattle, if any thing, in better condition than when they started. With such a .i;n'.,n.v. ii.;. s. i- -..,, . that shipping is not altogether abandon ed by 'those having l-.inre lots Take l,0xj head as an example, two months' time for the drive, aud 10 men to do the work. The cost of provisions, horse- feed, and the pay of the men will not exceed ."i"i per month, or l.OlK) for the trip. Thus, counting all things, a saing of 4,IK'0 is effected, from which possible losses might be deducted and s ill a handsome balance remain. We are asure J by the aarae authority that, though the high rate of transportation mainly force men to think of driving, ret it would be better for cattle-pro- ducer to drive than ship, even if the railroads charged nothing. Looking at the matter from the producer's stand point the cost of getting to market is every th'ng, as, while the market stands at a given figure, the transportation va ries, and it goes into or comes out of his Docket. For example, during the cutting last year all the savings on freight went to our people. The buy ers came to our doors, and in their anx iety to take advantage of the low ratos added somewhat of their gams to tue prices. The issuo promises, to bo either cut rates or a drive." Uncle Joe's Talk With the Boys. I would speak an earnest wor i to those boys who are thinking of leaving homo. Y'ou are anxious to push out for yourselvos. In many instanoes there are younger brothers in tho family, and you think the farm hardly large enough for all. Those who live in the East are anxious to go West, and those who live in what is termed the West desire to go still further toward tho setting sun. At any rate, as you look at it, it seems de sirable in order to succeed that you get as far as possible away from home. No doubt many young men have done as well, if not better, by casting themselves .i i j among strangers; tney nave woritea harder, and denied themselves more than they would have done at home. But it is a very important step, and one which will pay you to look all over be fore you take it. If you intend to go among friends of your own, family, or with a company of your townspeople, it will make it much better, but to start out all alone, and throw yourselves among strangers in a distant State, is a hard row to hoe." It is true you may be successful, but the ' chances are all against you, and it is quite likely you will hoar the cry of "hard times," no matter which way you travel. Taking it all in all, as things stand now, there is little difference in favor of one part of the country over another. Tho man who works an Eastern farm will have many days of hard labor in the course of the year on land that don't yield much, but on the other hand he has a good market, and can sell at a fair price all from the farm he wishes to sell ; he will live as well and his home will be as pleasant and well furnished as that of the Western farmer ; the chances of his children getting a good education aro as fair, if not better, than in many parts of the West. The only advantage there seems to be is that if you have a little money left when you are at your journey's end, and know how to take care of it, you can do more with it than at the East. But if you have no money and must go to work for any one who will hire your time, you will find that in order to get into the condition you wish I to be, will require much hard work and self-denial. And when, in future years, you visit your old home, yeu may be likely to find that those of your early companions who remained there have done about as well, and somehow, you will be apt to think, have fared a little better. Doubtless much of this "chang ing about" in our country is owing in a great measure to our restless disposi tion. Mr. Greeley remarked, while making his overland journey to Cali fornia, as he passed many emigrants to that Eldorado, and about as many com ing back, that he didn't think there was another such a restless, uneasy people on the face of the globe. To the boy who has become dissatis fied with his homo and its wholesome restraints; who thinks ho is hindered from being all he could be; who thinks the family are no help to him ; who speaks of his father and mother as "old man" and "old woman;" who is de terrhined to leavo home whether they are willing or not allow mo to say, in all kindness, you are getting yourself into bad shape. Such thoughts are poison ; if you continue to cherish them I . 1 caution; rfll the good counsel your family can give you will be so much v.t. JV. . , vsa w Scl rm OI lnc S luey not 1 w''nS ' help you to be all that you can .be. W hen you go among strangers you will find, for a long time, that the community have only taken you on trust. There may be nothing wrong j aiKiut you; we win anow mai you are all right, but some one has said that "confidence is a plant of slow growth," so tou see if you go among strangers you must far a while stand before the people "on trial." If the time ever comes when good men are obliged to "let go of you" it will be a sad day for van. Xtw York niy Tribune. Asiieb W. IlAKX Ucr, of Virginia has failed. He owns the Natural Bridge, ! and it is set down among his assets for fU,0W. j I A RUSSIAN RUSE. How On of ! Caar'a Poit Captain. limlntod Illiuaelf with American molding. From the Now York Timoj.) An Inoidont, quite pooullarof its kind but essentially Russian in character, ha just come to light, which has becom the leading gossip in Philadelphia. Some fifteen months ago, a workman, speak ing English fluently, with but a slight foreign accent, applied for a position ai a machinist in one of the largest shopg in Wilmington, Dol., where marine en gines and iron hulls are built. There being a stress of work just at the tim the intelligent appearance of the me chanic secured him a position in the shop. Every day the new employee was to ba seen at tho work-bench prosecuting his labors. A planing-machine was placed soon under his charge, and ho displayed so much skill and judgment in the task allotted to him that work requiring the greatest exaotness was soon confided to the foreigner's care. The man was re markably quiot and industrious, and though reticent waa universally liked by the American machinists. He lodged in a boarding-house with, his fellow-crafts men. After remaining in the principal shop in ,Wilmington for some three months, one day the man drew his wa ges and left for Chester, Del., where, furnished with letters of introduction from the superintendent of the Wilming ton shop to the boss in- Chester, he soon found a new position. In Chester he remained some four months, and was employed in riveting the iron hulls and in bending the plates. His superior in telligence soon commended him to a higher position, which he seemed anx ious to occupy. This was in the drafting-room, where the hulls were design ed. In this new occupation his skill was instantly remarked. At Chester he remained some six months, when he left quite suddenly and repaired to .Phila delphia. Here the foreign workman en deavored to enter into the largest loco motive factory in the world, but his re quest was at first refused. How he man aged to get a footing in tho Philadelphia shop, whether by means of a douceur, or some private, influence, never can be known. Suffice it to say, the foreign workman, who was so proficient in con structing marine engines and iron1 ves sels, and who was a capital draughts man, was now employed in the construc tion of locomotives at Baldwin's, on Broad Street, Philadelphia. Placed first as a helper in the forges, it was found he had the skill of a master smith. It was not very long before his worth was appreciated, and a higher class of ma chine work was put in his hands. Still the same restlessness was manifested on the part of the workman, who one day left, with wages unclaimed, aud was next traced to Baltimore, thonce to New York, and then back again to Wilming ton. Now, when the Russian Government commenced making purchases of ships and machinery in the United States, some months ago, persons owning steam vessels were somewhat surprised at the perfect knowledge the Russians had of all the ships offered them. The secret was soon disclosed. Principals of large shops in Philadelphia, Wilmington and Chester were thrown directly in com munication with a fine-looking Russian Post Captain, speaking English fluently, who recalled to them the workman who had received their wages. The Captain, a thorough, practical workman, and at the head of one of the principal Im perial naval bureaus, had been sent to the United States by the Russian Gov ernment purposely to inspect in the most thorough manner the actual character of American work. Of course, the Rus sian Captain was perfectly posted. Vices of construction, slighted work, this officer unhesitatingly spoke about. From his judgment there was no appeal He knew exactly what was wanted; could estimate with rapidity what such or such a vessel was worth, what re pairs would cost, how many thousands of dollars it would take to change merchant steamer so aa to fit her with guns in fact, the whole minutia-of naval construction was at his fingers ends. It may be interesting to note this event as resembling some little the well known story of how Peter the Great went to Holland to learn ship-building-It has taken, then, some centuries only , for Russia to send over here an expert, wh0f ; a pecnliarly original way, w enabled to inform himself as to the char acter of American work. As we do not build iron ships or large marine ma chinery in New York, it was in Ph"J dclphii, in Chester, Wilmington Wd Baltimore that the Russian officer as sumed the incognito. i A Helena (Montana) father recently lost tTOO in greenbacks but some dy afterward found that his little dautiM had ned it to make a he 1-dress f r doll, chipping off the corner to mk good fit.