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Tw day's sharp strife In ended now,
. i .or work Ik done. Uort knowetb how I
As on the throned, unrestful toeu
Thnpatience of the moon lookeowS, -I
wilt to hour. besMe tho win-,
The voices of its tonguee o Are. '-
Slow, doubtfnl. hint, they eeem at Ant:
Be etronc, my heart, to know the worel I
Hark I ibore the AlHrhenlee spoke t .
That sound from lake end prairie broke I
That ennttet-gnn of triumph rent
The ailvuca ex a continent I
That (tljrtial of Nebraska .Tirana:. i '
Thia, from Nevada'e nog a lain tongs I v
la that thy answer, etrone: tod free, j . ,
. O loyal heart of Tennessee
Wknl strange triad Tulce ta that which oalle . '
. . Froth Wagner grave and Snmter's walla I
" From Mlselsstppl'a fountain head ' .""
A antind aa of the Maori's tread 1 - ' i:
' There milled freedom's Charter Oak! ' '
' In that wild brt the Oxarke spoke I '
" Cheer answers cheer from rise teeet -
Of era. We har a country yet I
The prelaw, O Qod, be thine alone t .....
Thoa (leeat not for bread a atone t i
- Thoa beat not led ne through the algai
. . To blind tie with returning Itgrhti . -
i Not thrnnga the furnace have we paeeed.
To perlah at lie moult at last. , -
' OntghtofracethyfMghtiwetrelnt . '
November s moon, beelow tnwanet , -
' Khine on to rreedman eahln Soor, '
On hrow of prayer a Weealua poor;
. . And give, wlta full asanraace olest, .,i -
!" The weary heart of Freedom rest I
Allmtic XontMyfor January.
BY JOHN G. WHITTIER. Selected Miscellany.
" Lombard btrbkt In 16S7 ; the Arm' of
Orerplua A Ca, banker; the ttmeeleren
o'clock fo the morning clerks boiy, part
Bert worried, public confidence In the tta
billty of monetary concerns in general,
end of the aforeaaid honse In particular,
exceedingly shaky; sundry large turns
withdrawn quietly, and as It were by
stealth, y certain cautious individuals,
whose Interpretation of the signs of the
times was geueral panic, universal crash,
and widespread ruin. In fact, uneasiness
characterized every soul connected with
the firm of Overplus & Co., from the most
recent addition to the staff of employees,
a red-haired, gaunt, cadaverous Scotch
lad, to the venerable white-haired cashier.
' Day by day, gold, a rich yellow stream of
the precious metal, flowed out from the
banker's coffers to be replaced by the
notes new and crisp, notes fadod and
thumb marked, notes crossed, twisted,
crumpled, notes from five pounds to five
hundred pounds, indiscriminately cast to
gether, representing the exact deprecia
tion of the credit of this celebrated firm.
As yet, however, nothing like a ran had
taken place upon the bank : these spas
modic acts of too prudent clients were
but heavy squalls premonitory of the
coming tempest, the shrill whistle prepar
atory to the roar of the hurricane, the
cries of the drowning, the settling down
of the gallant ship in the turbid waters of
bankruptcy. By skillful pilotage and
careful handling, the vessel might yet
weather the storra, yet reach a haven of
safety. Nevertheless, on this particular
morning, afliiirs looked exceedingly black,
the horizo .was overcast with angry
clouds, the luaster mariners held counsel
together as to the wisest course to pursue
in the presence of impending danger.
" Fitly thousand pounds 1 too bad, too
tad t " romarked the 'stately patriarchal
head of the firm, loaning back wearily in
Jus chair. .- .
"Black ingratitude I " exclaimed the ju
nior partner, a handsome, intellectual
looking fellow, whose lips were quivering
with emotion as, leaning over the table,
he scrutinized the check for the above
named sum, which had been presented
for payment that morning. .
. v " No - gratitude where money is con
cerned, Harley. The fellow is Indebted
to our generosity for his very existence,
yet he shows no mercy." .. . .
"By my life, if ever I get a chance, let
blm look out, I'll beggar him I " cried the
young mun fiercely, his brows contracting
with anger, whilst he clenched his white
hand in pugilistlo vehemence. 1 .
, " ' Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord !'"
remarked the old man solemnly. " Let us
-rather strive to extricate ourselves from
our difficulty than invoke "evil upon our
fellow-creatures. A few more such drafts,
and the credit of the house will hardly
sustain the shock."
Though outwardly so calm, so tranquil,
in the presence of threatening ruin, the
clear blue, eye of the senior partner ex
pressed the intensity of the grief brooding
In his soul, as the first vibrations of the
earthquake which might hurl down the
splendid edifice reared by energy, perse
verance, and unrivalled skill, seemed to
warn him of the approaching catastrophe.
The- tightness of the money marketfUhe
'impossibility of negotiating loans suffi
cient to meet me emergency, ine general
.condition of distress in financial circles,
the disposition to hoard in preference to
. speculate, a sure symptom of the deterio
ration of credit in seasons of disturbance,
. all these causes combined to render
' the position of the firm one of extreme
v peril, should the present uneasy, restless
feeling of depositors assume the aspect of
a run. wmisi me junior partner oi me
firm remained thoughtfully silent after the
chief had SDokon. a tall stout man of florid
complexion entered the room, exclaiming :
" "Well, this t carrying the joke too far!
Here's a draft .from Gun ton & Co. for
eighty thousand pounds. Confound
them!" "
the lips of the senior partner, whilst an
audible backward blessing burst from the
lips of the fiery iunlor. "the mean
spirited hounds t These are the very men
to whom we advanced twenty tnousand,
not a month ago, to save their credit." -
" Have you succeeded in negotiating the
loan with Messrs. Mantel, Ferguson?"
asked the senior partner, calmly.
" Ho ; they will not' advance a stiver on
any terms." . ' . ..-....
The heads of the firm regarded each
otner in bianx dismay. ...
"How long can we hold out, Fergu
son?" asked Harley of his portly coad
jutor. -
" Really can't say. If the mob rush in,
we must throw up the cards," replied the
usually cheerful Ferguson, moodily.
A knock at the door interrunted tha
44 Come In," cried narley, Impatiently,
The door opened and the cashier pie
sented himself, with a profound bow to
the three priests of Mammon. .
" Well, Markham, what is it 7" inquired
Harley, brusquely. - .
" Five hundred thousand pounds paid
in by Sir Anthony Griph&ll," returned the
casnier, simply. ,
The heads of the firm regarded each
other in silent astonishment. This laroe
sum of money placed at their disposal, at
the very nick of time, when, by its judi
cious use, ruin might be averted, the crisis
bridged over, the credit of the house
saved t The impetuous Harley first broke
A godsend, by Jove 1 A miracle f
" Queer, certainly," remarked Ferguson.
w naiaSume people weuia can an inter,
position of Providence. The fact la. 1
suppose, that old Griphall stands to lose
the halt million or over by the crash of
tha Lombard firm. ,
Tha aenlor partner looked grave; the
boon conferred by the celebrated million
aire might relieve his mind, but the cir
cumstance was not altogether soothing to
t- his pride. On the other hand, the baro
net might not be acquainted with the pe
culiarly unsatisfactory condition of the
firm, consequently could not dream of the
benefit it would darive from this deposit
of tuur a million ox cuta. -.
. " Whatever mar be bir Anthony's re
eons, eenilemun. nolhinc can be auore op-
. portuae thau the placing of this amount
of cash at our disposal A ten noun
mora will docidev nut Dtuhana our fit lev.
. I trust theia is no real dauber of thas
but whether wa are to be subject to the
infliction of a run which we are ill pre
pared at prebeut to meeL" remarked the
venerable head or the firm with an air of
" some seU'gr&lulatlon. j
At that moment, another knock at tha
door announced a visitor, the command to
eater beicg tollowod by the inunediale ap
pearance of the lank, raw-boaed, large
lUtured 'fitX'W, etok, Ute butt oi the eiu-
VOL. XVI.-NO. 34.
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ployees, the standing Joke of the younger
of the establishment, and a youth (
locked noon with no wry favorable eyee
hv thn aunrrior officers of the raxnk.
"Well, what tin want?" inquired
Harlev, with a alight sneer on his hand
some iip ' " ' ' 1
The ycotchmnn, whose awe tn the pres
ence of the magnates somewhat disturbed
his equanimity, stood twisting his thumb
and shuffling his feet In a highly nervous
state ; but his clear gray eve maintained,
nevertheless, that sort of independence
and mastery of his thoughts indicative of
a shrewd, able, determined mind
" I have a communication to make, gen-tlemen--n
"Then make U at' once!" exclaimed
Harley, angrily. . ;
"Let the poor .lad alone, Harley," mut
tered the good-natured Ferguson to his
irascible partner.
The Scotchman, however, fixed hi keen
eyes on the head of the firm, and con
tinued i " This half-million lust paid in
by a gentleman representing Sir Anthony
Uriphali is a plot
cried Harley.
A plot, a dodge, designed to bring ruin
upon the Ann, gentlemen!" replied the
Boot ohm an, emphatically.
The effect of this statement upon the
three partners was electrical; the two
younger men, with Incredulity and wrath
stamped on their features, seemed about to
immolate the venturous youngster to the
manes of libel; but the senior turned
deadly pale.
" Thl is a very serious statement, young
man." said the latter, solemnly. "How
are you prepared to substantiate it ?" -.
Tne countenance or tne cierx ciouoea ;
look of doubt, fear and perplexity
augured ill for that candor naturally to be
expected on such a momentous occasion.
"Uentiemen, ne said alter a snort
pause, during which tils emotion was
nainfullv visible to the experienced
glances of his superiors, " I must throw
my sell upon your generosity. How I be
came possessed of this secret, I cannot re
veal. I have felt it my duty to warn you
of the true nature of this transaction. I
can vouch for the accuracy of my state
ment ; but time can alone prove lis train.
Within one fortnight from this date, every
penny of that half-million will be with
drawn at one draft Gentlemen, I implore
you to be careful"
Tne earnestness witn waicninis aaarcss
was delivered ; the entire conviction clear
ly manifested In his manner that what he
stated was the simple fact ; and, above all,
the absence of any conceivable motive on
hi part for concocting such an extraordi
nary falsehood produced a singular ef
fect upon his hearers. , ' -
"What the devil do you mean? Where
did you learn this rigmarole of nonsense ?"
asked the contemptuous Harley. ;
"lam not at liberty to say, sir," re
turned the clerk, respectfully but firmly.
" But, man, you don't expect us to listen
to such a cock-and-bull story without a
little, corroborative evidence t" said Fergu
son, suddenly facing round and endeavor
ing to stare the poor leilow out or coun
tenance. If such were the intention it
utterly failed ; the whole soul of the clerk
was concentrated in one strenuous effort
to have his word of warning heeded by
the senior partner, and his gray eyes were
astened eagerly upon the venerable face
of that dignitary.
in answer to tne query oi tne last speak
er, ne merely said: "i nave done my
duty, sir ; I can do no more." '
The head of the firm turned to the cash
ier, who had remained a silent but inter
ested spectator of the foregoing scene, his
eye intently scrutinizing the hard, coarse
leatures or the Scotchman, as II reading
as in a book the workings of his mind.
"What is your opinion of this affair,
Markham ?" asked the former.
The cashier bowed, as was his wont
when addressing the arch-priest of Mam
mon ; and taking the pen from behind his
ear, as if by twirling it in his fingers to
balance his Ideas, replied : " It is a myste
rious case, sir, certainly. This young man
seems to m to nave acted very properly
in thus coming forward, provided, of
course, that his statement be true, un
that point, I am of opinion, from my
knowledge of his integrity, honesty, and
general good conduct, that it is true thus
for namely, that he is fully persuaded of
Its train.
"The grounds upon which his opinion
has been formed are not shown, conse
quently the question appears to me to be
whether, sir, you have sufficient confidence
in his judgment to act npon his warning ;
or whether, taking into consideration the
high character, and so forth, of Bir An
thony Griphall, you would not be Justified
in setting aside this accusation as the re
sult of a misconception, or what not, of
the real tacts, on tne part 01 mi young
man. .- . . ... .
The cashier had commenced life as a
lawyer's clerk, hence the logical style of
nis speecn. wmcn naa a very diverse ef
fect upon the three principals. '
" (Jontouna tne leilow I isena mm to
the right about with his twaddle and torn,
foolery," cried Harley, eyeing the deUn
auent with no kindly elance.
. "The cash would set us squareTagaln 1"
remarked Ferguson, tnougnuuuy.
-uentiemen," said tne senior partner,
raising himself in his chair with an air
of decision, "I cannot agree with you.
The risk is too tremendous to be lightly
run. At present, as far as we can Judge,
there is no immediate danger to our credit ;
with the exception of that heavy draft of
Messrs. uunion s . x jo., tne morning
has passed quietly. I must insist upon
exercising my authority as head of this
firm. The circumstances, I allow, are ex
traordinary, but capable of easy solution.
'ine yourg man states that w ithin one
fortnight from this date the whole of this
money will be withdrawn with the inten
tion of ntterly ruining our credit, since, in
these times and under these difficulties,
were we to appropriate litis large sum, the
probabilities of our being able to meet
such a draft are very problematical in
deed. If, then, this occurs of which he
has warned us, he merits reward and grat
itude ; if his story turns out to be f lae, he
receives his discharge. Meanwnile, I
need hardly impress upon your minds.
gentlemen, the necessity of keeping this
communication a close secret. As u the
money, yea will place It in a separate
chect, Markbam : label It, and see that not
a farthing of it is touched till the period
of probation nas elapsed, xoung man
you may leave us." . ,1,
- The firm of Overplus As Co. still floated
boisterous were the waves, high the
winds, crippled the vessel, but yet,
on that sea of disaster, like a noble
oara nnder 'jury-masts, rode the once
stately house of the venerable banker.
, 53'11' there a crash here
ruin and there a wreck. A mil fid .nn
afar off the i sound of UUtng edifice rang
the knell of others, each involving its fel
low In remorseless doom. Kach day-dawn
brought fresh tidings of credit alurtiatred,
enterprise coUaptwd, bank Amaahawli
whilat, athwart rhe gloom, like a flash of
torxea ugnining, tne noma glare of sui
cide struck con tarnation in the publiq
mind ' Amid tha hurly-burly of commer
cial disaster, the hiitt character of the
senior partner, his strict probity, his
known resource, and acknowledired skill
in controlling the storm, and piloUnsr his
craft, throng n the shotU and ouicksands of
nuance, aavl enabled the firm te hold its
own, and by opposing a cool, calm front to
panic, to inspire coulidonce in the minds
of the most timid. A ronarkable iostaaoe
of this occurred during the very heat of
the conaict between catiuou ana xma
dunce. . ...
A gentleman entered ft wt
morning with the Intention of withdrew
branches Inf a onniiiderKbln ana. nrjredto take thle
step by the aolidutioiii of his wife The
senior partner noticed his appearance.
came forward and greeted hlin. The gen
tleman, prepared for war, hardened his
heart against an appeal for merry, ana
thought of his wiie. To his astonishment,
the head of the firm, addressing one of
the navlnr cashiers, rtnueeted him to at
tend to the Individual in question, directly
adding : " Plenty of money, my dear sir
plenty in tne cellar i no inconvenience
in the world ! " an assumption of uncon
cern which so operated npon the mind of
tn client, that he cowed nimaeti out,
preferring to encounter a curtain lecture
to stultifying his own judgment as to the
stability of the firm of Overphie A
Co, 8tilL the inconvenience and aexlety
to the partner was almost intolerable;
and a day after day passed, and Sir An-
tnony gave no sign, wnusi, to tne onagri
and mortification of Harley, the cash
which would have Instantly relieved them
of all trouble was lying untouched in ths
coffers, that gentleman vented hi spleen
npon tne unfortunate Bcotchman, leading
him such a life of misery as only the con
sciousness of rectitude, and perhaps the
desire of triumph over his adversary,
could alone have enabled him to sustain.
Whatever provocation the clerk might
have given, however disagreeable the
warulnff to tha aanmilna lunior partner.
vet it redounded little to the credit of the
latter that he should have gloated over the
approaching misery of dismissal, which
seetued the inevitable consequence of the
Scotchman's falsehood.
But Harley seemed to have taken a per
sonal view of the matter ; the true reason
of his bitterness against McAdara being
the deference paid to his story by the
head of the firm, and the adoption by that
sagacious veteran of an antagonistic line
of policy. So far had Harley carried this
leeucg.tnat on several occasions oi press
ing danger he had boldly advocated the
appropriation of a portion of the baro
net's deposit to meet the emergency; but
in vain ; his coadjutor remained firm ; and
even Ferguson expressed a doubt as to
the advisability or meddling with the
money till the appointed time had expired.
Hucn was tne state oi snairs on tne morn
ing of the eventful day which was to de
cide the future of McAdaru. The part
ners were assembled in solemn conclave,
ready to pass sentence on the culprit, or
to congratulate themselves on an escape
from certain destruction. "Ha,ha I" laughed
Harley, mockingly, ' that young scoundrel
has been playing a deep game, depend
upon It. On my life. I believe the fullow
is a spy, a sneaking, Jesuitical hypocrite,
who has been doing his utmost to ruin
us I"
" You are too hard upon tho poor fel
low," remarked Ferguson, a kind-hearted,
generously disposed man. " As Markham
said, even if the affair does not turn out as
AicAdam anticipated, yet tne reasons lor
his statement may be valid." ,
v al id or not. I stick to mv text, father
he gives us satisfactory evidence of this
plot, tnis very day, or ne loaves our ser
vice." said Harlev. hauchtllv. : "
-7.1 7. .
" 1 agree witn t ergnson ; you are unjust
to this Scotch lad. Let us be thankful
that our credit has been upheld without
the aid of this money. I cannot believe
that McAdam has been actuated by any
mat ju.ca.ubiu nas ueuu nutuaieu uy auj
but good motives," remarked the senior
" You are both blind, completely blind,
to the fact of the case ; I believe, on my
conscience, that the fellow put us off with
this trumped-up story solely to prevent
our ntilizing the cash," persisted Harley.
"I'll tell you what it is, Harley," said
Ferguson, promptly, " I'll bet you a thou
sand pounds that his fellow clears him
self, either by the actual event or by satis
factory explanation,"
. " rtnna I" rripil th fiprv limlor.'
" Gentlemen, you foreet yoursolves ; this
Is no place for gambling, remarked th
head of the nrm, reDumngiy. " uorae, let
us. dismiss the suojvct, and proceed to
business." " '"
Scarcely, however, had the trio com
menced their labors when the cashier en
tered the room. . - - - -
"Well. Markham. what is it?" inquired
the senior partner, removing his glasses
from his nose, and leaning back in hi
A draft for five hundred thousand
pounds from Sir Anthony OriphalV said
the cashier, quietly.
The partners glanced at eacn otuer, as
tounded "- "
" Eh ? you re joking surely ?" exclaimed
Harley, whose face wore a somewhat
sheepish, crestfallen expression.
Here it is. sir ; you can inspect it
yourself." ; -
The senior partner was deeply moved
his venerable, kindly visage clouded over
with just indignation, not unmmgied witn
alarm ; but gradually anger at the base
treachery of the renowned firm of Grip
hall overcame all considerations of pru
dence. Pay the money, Marrham, every
farthing, just as they sent it. Let me
know when the clerk is ready to leave."
"Well, jUariey, now do you reel?
trifle lighter?" exclaimed Ferguson, as
the casnier retired.
" Yes. I confess that I wa wrong. What
a dastardly trick of that shrivelled-up old
scamp, bir Antnony i
" A cruel, cruel ptot, uariey, sam tne
bead of the firm, sadly. " But for the
warning given us, it would have. been but
too successful."
No doubt ft it, not a shadow
doubt about It," agreed Ferguson,
"The old rascal ougnt to ne norse
hipped. A thousand wasn't it, Harley
Ha, ha!"
The cashier announced thtt Sir An
thony's clerk was preparing to leave with
the cash. Th head of th firm passed
into the outer office, and confronted the
clerk of the renowned millionaire.
Tell Sir Anthony, with my compli
ments, that he has not succeeded in effect
ing the ruin of his earliest benefactor,"
said the old man, sternly; then, taking no
further heed of the astonished messenger,
retraced hi steps Into his sanctum, after
beckoning the ocotcnmaa, McAdam,
follow him. - Having seated himself, he
addressed the latter t '"We are much in
depted to yon, Mr. McAdam, for saving us
from a very unpleasant predicament ; out
before expressing our sense of the obliga
tion under which we labor, in a practical
manner, we should wish to learn from
your lip the source whence yon obtained
the information requisite to put us on our
guard" ' . s " ., .
" From my sisters husband, sir. who
a clerk ia the employ of tne baronet, and
who will certainly be discharged, now
that the secret of the plot is made known."
We will provide lor iiim," remarked
the aenlor partner, shortly. . Wall, air,
what else?"
"Mv brother-in-law was dining at
cotTee-hAuae in Cheapeide when ha over
heard a conversation between in baro
net' confidential clerk and th baronet'
nephew, implying th intention of Sir
Anthony to ruin you, if possible ; thia ba
in: in revene for a slight you one put
npon him tn th Stock Exchange, many
Vtaars ejia. My brother full it la ha
duty to meo'iula tha circumkUmee to
under protuie tbat I would not reveal
name. In order that I mijbt put yon
your Ruard sir." , k
How wld this affect your brother-lnv
lawf " asked Harley. .
t' Ha was seen by the two gentlemen,
and, though he appeared wholly uncan
scloua of their presence, their auspicious
were evidently, aroused; in fact, ther
V w ti i.l t h i.i r .Ma aiiita hlm au aln
"We t fat von, Mj. iicAiUm.1
remarked the head of the firm, as he
signed the young man to retire.
Nor did he forget him ; for within a tw
years of the extraordinary attempt to
ruin me nrm oi uverpius cs w rv oir
Anthony Griphall, the name of Hector
McAdam was enrolled among the partner
of that once more flourishing concern ;
the next Junior, Harley, having atoned for
his harshness by supporting the Scotch
man's interests on every possible occasion.
"C'AowiieT' JovrruU.
(From the Toledo Blade.)
Poe Own, Oonwamniy X Boas, I
OTico I ta Um Bur a Keatncky.) V
November, lMHA.
Last e renin I happened to pick up the
northern nooapapet- ay the Dimlkratlc
persuasion wioh cornea to thl offl to
Deekln Pogram, Into wtoh wus an article
onto "The Fucher oy Demoorlsy." The
able and dignified writer took the poeiahen
that the only hope u v the Demoorlty was
in lettin the dead past bury it dead in
sinkin all the ishooe uv the past ten year
In acknowledcin the sttooashen, and ac
ceptln the result uv the war; in sinkin
out uy site the old leaders, and putttn such
men ti Uhase, Seward, John vjuincy
Adams, Jr., Evarta. Rosec rants, &a, to the
front, and thus hevtn infooeed new life and
new blood into the organlzaehen it mite
go on conkerln and to conker.
l ne article war, a column and a nan in
length, and it a weakni uv mine that I
can t read more than a column without
goln to sleep. Therefore, at the eend uv
the column the paper dropt from my hand
and I dropt off into a gentle slumber In
my chair, and dreamed a dream. '
In my dream before me lay tho body uy
a man uv gigantic frame wlch - wua a
brcathin his last. He had bin a powerful
yooth in his day, and hedn't the appear
ance uv bein very old in yeers, tho his
hair wuz gray, his ckeeks sunken and his
form fritefully emaciated. His age wuz
evidently the effect uv dlsslpashen more
than uv yeers wikkldni bed did its per
feck work on him, and It wuz plane that
ho wuz a goner.
Around him stood all torts uv people.
There wuz Vallandlgham, the Blalrs, Hoff
man, the 'Woodses, Vorbees, Hampton,
Morrissey, Mrs. Cobb, Mrs. Perry, (be
tween these two A. Johnson) and many
more uv that stripe, who appeared to be
endeavorin to resussltate the netrly de
funct IndividyooaL
"Who Is this rather bustid patrlark?"
asked I uv one who appeared to be chief
mourner. ,'-
" That' Dimocrisy," answered he, " he
hee fought bis larst fite, he hcz fought
his larst battle, no gong kin awake him to
glory agin. He's a gone sucker."
At this pint the operators on the unfor
tunit sufferer gave up in dispare.
" I kin do nothln," sed Seymour, " that
larst exershun wuz his larst. I shall hie
me to my farm."
" I knowd it wuz usells." sed Vallandlg
ham. " I shel leave Ohio and go to Noo
York, for anybody kin git to Congress
from that city."
- v a in uo no mors, bbu vooruwa,
shel quit politics and go to operatin In Erie
. t n , ir . t,
stocks. v
"Erie Stocks,
remarked Mrs. Perry,
with horror is her classic countenance.
" thank the Lord, Tm not so low ez that."
At this pint a lot uy hungry lookin
cusses not so prominent ez these others,
demanded that the pashent be put into
new hands for treatment, and to wunst
they called out for Chase, Seward Evarts,
Hosecrance ana Jonn uuincy Adams, jr.,
who hevin no other place to stay wua
hangin on the outskirts uv the crowd.
Promptly they examined the dyin cuss
ana proceeaca to anniy iub remedies.
"This is one thing t
nor that's klilin htm."
sed Chase, cauterizin a hidjus ulcer marked
"Slavery' ....
" This must come off," sed Evarts, whip
pin eut a knife and taktn off a foul smellln
tumor, labelled " States rites." - - - - -
" And I'll never consent to be seen with
him ef this is allowed to remain," sed
Rosecranco, slaahln out a cancer marked
"And this must come off ef I hey
anything to do with him," sed John
Quincy Adams, Joonyer, jerkin off
most fearful tumor, marked " Repoodeashen."
And so they went on, one after another
-one pulling off this thing, and another
that ; this one burnln out this sore, end
another that Until they hed peeled It to the
bones. When they hed got tne diseased
parts off ther wuz nothln left but the
skeleton. It wuz a very genteel skoleton,
ez clean uv flesh ez though it hed bin dis
sected by an enthoosiastio class uv medi
kle students. - .
They then commenced buildin uv it up.
Chase put on Ekel Rites muscle; Evarts
stuffed Nashnel credit in the hole Renoo
diashen hed made ; Rosecrans stiffened it
back with Loyalty they fumigated
breathed into its ncstnls. and wrappin
in the Star-Spangled banner, histed it
his feet. It wui ruther shaky on its pins
but it breathed free, and wuz altogether,
more promUin and presentable bein than
it bed bin for years.
We were all rejoist, and yet we wusn't
so well pleased, after all. He wuz gettin
stronger and stronger, but his appearance
wuz a changln so that we didn't know
him. There wuz a color cum to hi cheeks,
he lest his brooted look, he slept free, and
he gave evidenee uy life and strength that
wus wonacriui. -
" Thank the Lord." red the Blalrs, " he's
strong enough to be ridden agin ! "
" Please Heaven I" sed Vallandlgham,
"my troubles la o'er, for there's strength
In Dimocrisy."
" Let s mount, sed they in korus, and
forthwith Montgomery Blair crept up onto
his thighs, with the whole family on hi
shoulders, each on Uv wich twisted his
leg about him with a deth grip.. The
newly rejoovenated giant stageered under
thia, but didn't fall, Mayor Monroe and
his Louisiana crowd vaulted onto hi
shoulders, the Woodses and Hoffman and
Vallandlgham and Yoohres and Brlte, and
a thousand more uv the same style, and
each loaded with hi record.
" For tjiod s sake " cried Chase. Seward
and Hosecrance, " for God's sake get off,
lie aim strong enuff to stand all that 1 U
cant carry the load that well-nigh killed
him tn disease that yoosed him up
any better now than he could before. Git
off git off!
Git off?" sed a planter who had got
ackoor hold, " nv what yoose is Dimocrisy
to me, onloas I can carry these ?" lntin
the nigger under his arm,
" Gt. off" sed th Blair, " ef DimocrU
sy cant carry nl into persishea wat do
waat v It?' And they gripped H
close ee almost to strangle it.
Git off r said the Woodses, "onlet
we can rid uv wat use Is Dimocrisy
And uy ail declined glttln off emphat
ically. . -
" Very weJL- eed Ch and hi friends.
in despair, " very well. We're dona.
look out." - . . . , .- i -
Skarcty wua the words out ay their
mouths when th poor giant gaaped,
knees knocked together, his pin giv
and he toppled over with a fearful crash,
pilin the k4 In one heterogenous mass.
At this Dint 1 1. woke.
I hed no trouble to interpret tho dream.
It's Woo that Dimocrisy can't carry
load that kt bin put out a U fur yeers,
it's also troo, that we, the load, don't
k Unkere cum boU It onluas pimocrUy
kin Carry ul To make It strong ennff to
stand alone, we bev to take off nv It all
uy its distinctive fcechers and replace em
with Abllshlnlsra, and then nv wat yoose
is It tousl When Chase had metamor
phosed It so tbat it onod stand, it wus ea
near Abltshlnisro es anything oood be, and
when all that wus taken ntt, it wus pre
cisely es weak e ever. Uv wat yooee is
an Abllshlnlzed Dimocrisy to an ex-slaveholder
who wants his niggers sgln ? Uv
wat avail Is a pure Dimocfisy to the gen
tlemen who desire oftlsis In wlch steel
Ings is unlimited ? Such a Dimocrisy Is
Abliahinlsm and we might rz well po
over to it bodily, rz to rrniodol our party
on that Idea, Ef we sink the old Ishoos and
the old Ideas uv the party, we sink also us
who advocated them ideas, and make
them Ishoos ; and ef we keep fighting H out
on that line, wat is before us bat defeat?
Oh that I oood see a glimmer nv life!
Oh that nuff uv our prominent leaders
wood die to lot us, the smaller ones, out
from under their shadder ! Th fucher to
me is dark and gloomy.
(Wich is Postmaster.)
Grant in Boston.
Till crowd Died in at one entrance, gave
their names to Mr, Rice, shook the General
by the hand, and passed ont at the further
ena oi tne room, in us avoiding unseemly
naate, and precluding tne possibility or a
jam. The General s reputation for reti
cence is wide-spread, and wnen his voice
was heard in brief converse with Ueneral
Banks, all ears were open to catch what
the speaker had to say. As soon as Gen
eral Banks came near, General Grant ex
claimed t " Ho w are you, General ? I'm glad
to see you." Banks" Hope you are well,
General." Grant "Yes; Ivo been to
Lowell.". General Banks took the prof
fered hand and passod on, and was followed
by Mrs. Lewis and her beautiful little
daughter of about five years of age, with
handsome golden our la When the little
miss wa presented, tho General stooped
and Imprinted a kindly kiss upon her lips,
and the happy, satisfied glance of the
mother testified her appreciation of tho
graceful act Miss Lillian Gay, of about
the same age, also was a recipient of sim
ilar attentions. An atlccting incident of
the occasion was the presentation of
" Father Cleveland." the veteran city
missionary, who is upwards of ninety
six years of age. The old gentleman
sight is very much Impaired, and as he
entered tne room, leaning upon tno arm
of his daughter, he - turned his head
in every direction, eagerly Inquiring,
." Whore . Is 1 he ? Lead me to Um ; I
want to see him. The crowd stood
still and allowed the aged missionary to
gain Geueral Grant side, and as soon as
the Genoral's hand was clasped In his, he
gave vent to a shower of benedictions.
"Sir, sir, the Lord has given you this
proud position. I congratulate you. May
the Lord bless you and preserve you for
many years to this peoplo, whose hearts
are set upon you. Take this, sir, and
keep it" . So saying, Father Cleveland
handed the General an envelope, the con
tents ef whichwore unknown to us. The
General put the gift in his pocket kindly
thanked the old gentleman, and shaking
-his hand bade him good-bye. During
Father Cleveland' earnest benediction
perfect silence prevailed, and at its close
a hearty "amen" went up from many
present The old gentleman tottered on
and made way for a poor woman dressed
in mourning, who was presented as the.
widow ot a soldier. as sue took tno nana
of the General, she slipped into it a letter
wnicn ne quietly put into nis pocaet.
The scene was varied, and at times bor
dered on the humorous. It was amusing
to note the almost interminable variety of
facial expression of the crowd, not a lew
of whom were evidently in a novel situa
tion. At least three-fourths of those who
took the General's hand turned ere they
reached the outer threshold to once more
get a glance at the face of him of whom
so much had been said and written during
the past five years, and one individual,
mistaking Chief Kurtz for the General,
took the band of tbat worthy functionary,
not supposing the modest, unpretending
appearing man in citizen's dress could be
General Grant He was politely informed
of his error, (and hastened to make good
his mistake'! by shaking the General's
hand. -Bo$Um J'ott.'
The President's Message in Congress.
. This Message was received at the hands
of the Private Secretary, and read by the
Secretary of the Senate. When about
half had been read, Mr. Conness moved
that the further reading be dispensed with,
on the ground that It was an offense, and
untrue. -'
Mr. Davis opposed the motion.
Mr. Howe followed in its support' '
Mr. White claimed all considerations of
propriety demanded the reading.
Mr. Wilson, while denouncing Johnson,
thought the Message should be read
. Mr. Hendricks insisted that it was not
only the President's right but his duty to
state his objections to Congress' policy.
Mr. Conness withdrew his motion.
Mr. Cameron renewed it -
Mr. Morton was surprised at the motion,
and declared its adoption would belittle
the Senate and indicate mere spllefulness.
Mr. Drake suggested, as Congress had
received so many of a like character, it
might as well take one more.
Mr. Howe argued the President's duty
was to communicate facts not opinions,
and the Senate was not bound to near his
argumentative and insultingMessage. -.
Mr. Edmunds said the transaction of
business would be facilitated by deferring
this question till to-morrow, and moved
to adjourn, which was carried by 28 to 22.
On the following day, the Secretary
read theMeasage from the point at which
he had been Interrupted the day before.
When he had finished, Mr. Edmunds
moved to lay the Message on the table
and order it printed which was done. .
Mr. Edmunds said in view of the extra
ordinary proposition In relation to the
National debt contained In the President's
Message, he. would mov pn the next
Tuesday that the Finance Committee,
unless they should lu the meantime report
th resolution on mat subject ouerta oy
him on the Slat of November last, be dis
charged from further consideration of it,
and would move it passage. 1 ne resolu
tion affirms that the faith of the United
States is solemnly pledged to the payment
of the national debt
Mr. Edmunds made a few remarks
the effect that the acceptance of the Presi
dent proposition would dishonor us for
ever in the eyes of all honet men.
Mr. Freiingbuysen spoke s gainst repu
diation. He wa glad the Message had
been read, that the representatives of the
American people may reject and repudiate
tne repuaiaiiug uucutue auu c auv
world know that the people of this coun
try, who had the heroism to preserve it
liberties, have now the will and ability
preserve lu honor.
The reading of the Measage having been
completed, Mr. Washburn, of lliluoU,
having made a motion that the Message
prinued, said the reoomniendations of the
President relative to the publie debt wa
hUln. undisguised repudiation. He en
tered hi protest agf.lmtt it, denouncing
aaa dlaarravo ta Ike country and to tne
Chief Magistrate Mr, Washburue yielded
to Mr. itroomaff, who duaired to otter
resolution, but wa interrupted - by Mr,
Wood, win made a poibt f ordasr, that
iLr. Washburne nad i?t;u tuing vI'Vi
mentajy languskje, . '
'The Sneaker ruled that this being a
country of free speech, the persons rlocted
to represent the people have a right to
criticize their public officers, provided It
be not In language indecorous or offensive.
a right exercised In the case or the Presi
dent's Message in referring to members of
At Mr. Schenrk's desire, the paragraph
commencing " Our National credit should
be sacredly observed" and ending "rigid
compliance with the letter Of the bond,"
was read
Mr. Broomall then read his resolution,
which recite the paragraph .above re
ferred to, and kyi!
Wsaaaia, If arh sentiment It permitted to
fo to the world without an Immediate protest. It
might be understood to he the sentiment of the
people of the United Ptalea and of their Kopte
aeniailrea In Congreaa therefore,
nVaWesrt, That all forme and decrees of repn
dtatlon or the National lndehtedn.se are odtoue to
the Amciicau people, aud that nnder no clrcnm
tancee will thetr repreaeatallTea consent, to offer
the public creditor aa s full compensation a less
amount of money than that which tha Govern
ment contracted to pay him,
Mr. Schenck said, I look npon that part
of the Measage as the most gross, shame
less and Infamous proposition to repudiate
the debt ot the country, that I hava ever
yet known to be put forth from any quar
ter, except it may be possibly in the col
umn of the paper of Brick Poraeroy, who.
I believe, ha spread before the public tn
full, this morning, this Menage In advance
of the other papers, laughter showing
possibly a r kindred feeling. On this
point there is another part of the Message
to wbicn i wisn to attract attention oc
fore any vote is taken. On the 25th page
of It will be found a paragraph reflecting
on tne action oi uongress in terms similar
to those used by the Legislature of Ore
gon. It Is only necessary for me to recall
the attention of the House to the fact
that yesterday, when such language came
from that source, we stlgmatlied It as scur
rilous, indecorus and slanderous. I do
not know any license which the President
of the United States ha to tpeak thus of
public legislation willed may not as well
be accorded to the Legislature of Oregon.
therefore class them together in mat
reprobation which Congress has already
pawed on thorn, now, i trust mere win
be no printing of the Message. Let it
take its chances In the public prints. . I
trust it will be simply laid on the table as
not m to be referred to tne uominmee oi
the Whole on the state of the Union, or
te any committee of the House.
mr. f arns worm mat isrigni.
Mr. Schenck I trust that no gentleman
will be deterred from voting against re
ferring it to the Committee of the Whole
on the Stato of the Union, on the suppo
sition it Is necessary, in order to give Juris
diction to the several parts, it snouid be
referred to those committees. There is
nothinir in the Messaee of which, the
Btanding committees of the House may
not obtain jurisdiction oy tne ordinary
reference of bills, petitions and resolu
tions. There is no necessity therefore of
relerring it to the Committee of the Whole
on the State of the Union, for the usual
purpose of its distribution to the standing
committees. There is no seed of its being
priuted. It will go broadcast to the conn
try as all President's mossages do, for
what it is worth. I desire that it may Blm
ply bo laid on the table, and I hope my
friend from Illinois, concurring with me,
will permit me to substitute that motion
for his.
Mr. Washburne concurred with Schenck.
but said it was neccssaiy the Message be
printed in order that it may go among the
official documents of the country. He
modified his motion so as to lay the Mes
sage on the table, and have it printed.
Mr. Schofleld suggested whether the
gentleman would not db satisfied to have
it sent to the " Butter shops." - .
Mr. Bigbee agreed with the; gentleman
as to the character of the Message, but it
seemed to him, the House was making too
much of one who is effectually dead. The
last election settled that question. Let
tho Message go to tho people, and let them
soe what we nad to contend against for
the last three years. It will fully confirm
all that Congress has said of him.
The question being on the motion to
lay on the table and print Mr. Ross sug
gested an amendment to print 100,000
The Speaker ruled the amendment not
in order, - '
The Message was laid on the table and
oidered to be printed. Yeas 128, nays 38.
left 3,500,000 francs to ' hi
A Nkw Yobk bootblack baa f 0,000 in
the savings bank. -
Jay Cookk Is said to be worth from
$15,000,000 to $20,000,000.
Great IJhitain's population, In June
last was 30,11(19,845.
Lee, Mass , Is becoming deserted by em
igrations to the West.
Austria, raised 1 15,000,000 worth
beet sugar last season. '
The British flag floats over about 8,300
steamers of about 1,400,000 tons in all.
The ladies of Troy vote at tho election
of the Young Men's Association.
Thkch hundred dollars was the mar
riage fee recently paid a New York cler
gyman. Nbw HAHiimrut State Prison contains
eight more convicts than it does cells.!
Gkorob Pbabody has made another
donation of 100,000 to the poor of Lon
don. .
. Rossini directed that his funeral ex
penses should not exceed 9,000 franc. . .
Tub Utah postal service costs $453,
ift a year, and yields only $10,000 rev
enue. . : ... '' i
A man was lately arrested In Memphis,
Tenn., fur letting his Little boy play with
' Michigan Masons intend erecting
Masonic Temple in Detroit, at a cost
Boston Latin School, founded 233 year
ago, is ths oldest educational institution
the country.
Mibs Olivb Park has taught school
one room in Me'.huen, Mass., for thirty
fix year. ' .
Thiku were sent out of New York dur
ing November, 272,0b3 letters, and 1)11,474
were reoeiveo.
A at ah in Webster. Mass.. na a pair
calfskin boot which he ha worn every
week for thirty years. .
Om Paris acres wears $60,000 wcrth
of diamonds, and another has purchased
$300,000 house. '
This year the S15 dots In the Michi
gan Reform School have caned the seat
of 44,000 chir and the back of 8,000.
A BuiLDixo on Bond street New York,
worth $40,000, I to be purchased tor the
Working women's Protective Union.
A beautiful young actres al Marti
nique, Kosinl Zorlinl, killed herself lately
rather than survive her husband's death.
A fkivatb hospital for th cure ot
ebrates, has just been establlshed,at
Louis, and M uxeiy to ne weu patronizes.
The family of tha Sultan of Turkey
numbers over 3,000, for whom 6,000 dishts
ara preoarwd daily, and served at
table. , ''
Tkv village of Cere 1 situated la
Stales and two counties. A part In Alia-
gany county, N. Y., and part in McKean
county, ra.
- Tub United State furbished" fifty-five
ner cent, nf the whole amount of cotton
Imported Into Great lltiliau during
lii.tnine mourn ot, ieuo . , .
, Aumiboy wtplck4up 1 300 13
(treeta of Alhanv. V V !) !. A.-
and restored It to the owner, wa offered'
five cent by the grateful owner, which he
Tub Secretary of the Interior, la his
annual report, says that th quantity of
pubiio land undisposed or Is l,40l,!mfl,78
acres. The amonnt diaposed of during
1 Rsi year was oun,07l,i!W,
Tun largest RIM ctaea In the world Is
In connection with Mr. Spurgeon's church.
In London. It commenced eight years
go with an attendance of three, and ha
teadlly Increased nntll It now numbers
seven hundred. More than seven hun
dred have been received Into the church
from this remarkable class.
An African dwarf, 89 Inches high and
weighing M pounds, has recently, arrived
tn Salem, Mass. He was born tn Liberia
In 1(44, and belongs to the Kroo nation.
He was educated at the mission school at
Sierra Leone, speaks Engltsh fluently, and
though without arms, writes with his toes.
with which he can also thread a needl and
sew, and fill his pipe with tobacco, of which
ne is qutte fond.
Tin number of omnibuses In Paris
osr t in Liondon, 670. The dally average
in rarteia seventeen dollars, while in tion
don it only attains fourteen dollars per
omnibus. In Paris the annual number of
passengers amount to 00,000,000 ; in Lon
don, only 45,000,000. The average daily
distance run In Part I 54,000 mile ; In
London. 87,000. Th omnibuses in Paris
employ 7,500 horses; those of London
only 0,800.
In 1859 the territory between the Mis
sissippi rlrer and the Pad do produced
twenty-five million bushels of wheat t In
1808 Its crop was sixty five millions. The
yield In the States eastward of the Missis
sippi has not Increased. It is remarkable
that a region v. hich nine years ago pro
duced only one-seventh of th wheat In the
country, now supplies nearly one third of
It A similar progress In another decade
will carry tho center of wheat produotion
peyonu ine Mifsiasippi, and were it pos
sible for the Pftcitio coast to again quad
ruple its yield, that distant wheat field
will give a larger product than the aggre
gate production or the United States in
A practical artist A man who can
always draw his salary.
Esurx. Mass.. boasts a "stove-pipe hat
sixty-five years old, which proves to be
exactly in the present style."
At the recent New York Mayoralty
election, five votes were given for Mrs.
Stanton and two for Susan B. Anthony,
A Lonpomer advertises for a haunted
house," for which he will pay a good price
if the ghost is noisy and lively.
A lady vocalist at Toronto was a few
days ago brutally beaten by her husband
for insisting upon singing at a concert
against his wishes.
A New Orleans couple, bent on mat
rimony, recently had to elope, because
somebody was always dying in the bride's
family and prevented a wedding In proper
It Is said that G. P. R. James, after suc
cessfully naming 100 novels and romance,
could find no suitable title for his 101st
work, and was forced to call it " A Story
Without a name."
Twenty-four "young bloods" of
Exeter, England, wore sentenced to pay
a fine of five dollars each or undorgo four
teen days' imprisonment for firing off
squibs and crackers in tho streets on Guy
r awxes' day,
A KRKsrr arrival from England went tho
other day to a livery sUtble, and expressed
a wisn mr a carriage. The man In attend
ance asked if he would like a buffalo.
The cockney seemed startled, and stam
tncred outt "Well, I think I'd rather
'ave a 'oss."
A kkw days sinco, while a bridal cere
mony was being performed at the Metho
dist church Jn Alexandria. Campbell
county,1 Ky., a crow flod Into the building,
and after circling around the bridal party
three or four times, with an incessant caw,
It departed. .
A Canadian clergyman tells how he
once dined with Beechur and was talked
at so much that he couldn't eat He tells
It innocently, not Imagining it to have
been an economical piece of business on
Beecher's part, says the Boston Post. ,
At Qttinct, 111., Is a German with a cu
rious blood mark. It is a perfect deer,
about the sizg of a silver dollar, and on his
right cheek. The form and outline of the
deer aro as perfect as could be drawn by
an artist and show a deer in the act
leaping. It is of a bright red color.
"A three-year-old." neighbor saw
drunken man "tacking" through the
street "Mother," said he, "did God
make that man r" She replied in the af
firmative. The little fellow reflected for
moment and then exclaimed, " I wouldn't
have done It"
A kiiim of batters in Troy have a pair
of live minks in the show window of their
store. The other day one of the animals
accidentally broke a leg very badly, and,
surveying it for a moment the little crea
ture went to work and amputated it, sev
ering tho adhering parts very nicely with
his teeth. . The patlont is now slowly con
valescing. A little boy, eight year of age, recent
ly loft Clevelaud, O., alone, with a piece
leather pinned to hi breast on which
were words telling that ho was bound for
Kansas City, Mo., to meet his grandfather,
Wm. Fullerton, and also requesting pubiio
assistance on the way. He arrived
Kansas City safe and sound, having been
three days and two nights on the road
Emerson, In his lecture on " Greatness,"
cited Count Gurowski for his sturdy in
dependence of character. Where is this
bogr" asked he of somebody In Cam
bridge, when he was poor and In a strait
for victuals and lodging; ''I wish to dig
in H; I, too, wish to earn some money.
And on being remonstrated with tbat such
work would degrade him, he replied. "
cannot be degraded ; "Ism Gurow6ki I"
A correspondent of a Boston paper
hopes that Massachusetts legislators, this
coming winter, will pass a law for the pro
tection or biros' eggs, ana says 1 -11 sucn
a law Is not passed many of our most
useful and beautiful bird will beoom ex
tinct Their eggs are now wantonly col
lected and destroyed nnder the pretense
of making collections, and if this is
to continue our land will be over
run with winged and creeping pests,
which will destroy our fruit and vena
tion, and be a nuisance to our household
At onetime woman could hardly walk
through tbe streets of San Francisco with
out having every one pause to gas on her,
and a chud was so rare that once in
theatre in the same city, where a woman
had taken her infant when it began
cry, Just as the orchestra began to play,
man in tbe pit cried out! "Dion tnoaa
fiddles, and let th baby cry. 1 haven't
heard such a sound tor lea year.''
audience applauded this sentiment
orchestra stopped and the laby continued
its perloriuauc) amid unbounded euihuai-
Tn A mxricaji MinosAHT' Usiow
Exrajtsa Company, which ta the some
what unwieldy name of th succeeaor
the American and the Merchant's Union
Express companiea, will bav it head
uuarters at Buffalo, James C. Fariro actiug
a Superintendent His first order
thd following as tho grand dlvltuou
the territory of the company's operation
All tUe lines eaxtoi buspenslou UrUlite.
Buffalo aud yittslwgli will comprise
Eastern Division, undVr t macr
of Awrfataot General Hupe-riot-cn '
M.H. White, Of New l oi k. - J ,
All line west, north an.i soma oi 1. . -
Cgo and St.' lwile, toretner wun
route on tbe Michigan Uerunu, ifw
.Tacksnn, Lansing SaKlr.aw, th lfrr,
River Yn'lef, tho Kalamar-oo, Alkn
Grand Rapids, and th brr''t . a of
the Mlehlgun - Southern, will f
the' Northwestern , Divisions t Chnrlc
Fargo, Assistant General Bopetintcn,ent
with headquarters at Chicago. , .
Ail me otner line openuea ny "
company will form the Southweatern I 'ir
vision, with headquarter at Uufulo;
Charlc S. Hlggtns, Assistant General UU
pcr'ntendent .
I he omc of the company in tnt ( 'J
will be on the northeast corner of
and Dearborn street the old cClce of .
the American Expres Company. 1 Tha -
busines formerly transacted at the M
ehanf Union office in the Portland
Block, must now be broutrht to th Ama-
lean Merchant' Union office. -.'
A Perplexed Physician.
A TnoT paper tells rood tory of ft -
physician In good practfoe In thai city
who wa attending a patient suffering from
gangrene, for which terrible e11ictlo h .
prescribed turpentine. After taking It
few day the patient thought the reinody
about a bad a the disease, and export a- '
iaeo who tne doctor upon Dcmg ctt
pelled to swallow so nauseating a medi-'
cine. He wa then told to procure soma
capsules at a drag (tore, and take the po
tion in them. The man obtained the cap
sules, which are made in two parts so aa '
to enable the patient to Insert the medi
cine and unite the sections again, but sup
posed It had been prepared at th dmg .
gist's, and of course swallowed them witn-.
out the least particle of medicine In them.
Strang to say, he began to mend rapid
ly. The physician was In exstaciee, and -making
careful note of the case prepared -an
extended article on tbe na of turpen
tine tn gangrena to the Mulio Chir-ryL
tal Rem. One day the doctor called,
and commenting upon the virtues of tha
aloo-reslnou substance in the prvsenoe of
the patient's wife, the picked np one of
the little capsule, and examining it wa
surprised to observe that it separated into
two parts. "Certainly, said the doctor;
why havens yon opened them baiore so
a to put th turpentine in f ha inquired,
with evident anxiety. "No," said the .
wife, "my husband took them just a they
came from the drag store." A flood of
light burst upon the menial vision of our
Bscnlaplan disciple, who thereupon re-,
treated from the house as fast a nl legs,
would carry him. It I barely necessary
to say that the article In relation to tha
use of turpentine will not appear in th.
ifrtiete, ,' y
Report the Secretary of War.
lowed We jtlean from the report of the Secre
tary of War that the strength of the army
on ine Bum or eepiemuer, lsoa, ira
48,081, which, by the 1st of January, 18b9,
will be reduced, by the expiration or ser
vice, to about 43,000. In November, 1367,
orders were issued to reduce all regiments
of lufantary and .artillery (except light
batteries) to 50 mon per company, and re
cruiting for those arms ha been discon
tinued. There la but one volunteer omeer
left in he army. A regiment of vol
unteer Kansas cavalry ha been employed
for the Indian war, put tne service is not
expected to exceed six months. The Sec
retary recommends that the reduction, of
the army during the ensuing year be made
gradually, by ordinary casualties, by dis
charge of incompetent and unworthy
offioers, and by consolidation of regiments,
and by the disbandment of the four regi
ments of the Veteran Reserve Corps, The
term of enlistment, he suggest, should be
Increased to five years as a measure of
economy and efficiency. . - i
The Secretary speaks highly of the suc
cessful labors 01 the inspecting officers of
the army. The Bureau of Millitary Jus
tice la deficient in the number of advocates,
and no provision of law exists tor their ap- 2
polutment. There has been much pro
gress made In instruction In - military
telegraphy and signalling, and the cludy
has been added to the course at West
Point and at the Naval Academy. . .
The expenditures for the Quartermas
ter's Department during the year ending
June 30, 1808, iucluding claims for store
taken for the use of the army during the
war, were $30,500,881. Claims for prop
erty taken during the war have been al-'
lowed to the amount of $500,813 ; reject
ed, $3,054,430, and are still pending to -thcmount
of $8,005,601.
At an expense or s,7uu,uuu me remain
of 310,233 soldiers have been collected in
the National Cemeteries, and of these
175,764 have been identified -
The proposed military depot at Jeffar
sonville has been broken up, and the
$150,000 appropriated for a warehouse at
that point has been returned to the Treas
ury. ' . ' - . .- '
The Southern railroads yet owe $4,627,
605 for material sold them after the war..
The Secretary asks an appropriation of
$50,000 for a stock farm to supply horac
for the cavalry.
The average coat of the army rations
during the year has been about 23 cent.
Tobacco to the monthly value of $20,000
has boen furnished the troops at coat - '
Subsistence to the value of $630,000 has .
been supplied to the purpose of the
Freedmen'a Bureau, and to the value of
t 370,000 for the support of the Indiana.
. large sum of last year' appropriation
remain unexpended The death in the
army during the year were 1,681 ; 453 of
these were from yellow fever, and 028
from cholera ; 174 were discharged for dis
ability. The expenses of the Medical Depart
ment during the year were $842,120.
Th expenditure of the Pay Depart
ment for tha year ending June 80, 1808,
were as follows : For the regular army,
$17,803,968; for the Military Accademy,
109.199. and to volunteers, $43,696,444,
The disbursements for reconstruction pur
poses have been $2,201,415, leaving a bal
ance of $409 626, which, it is expected,
will cover all future expense. , The total
disbursements under the Bounty act reacn.
the sum of $37,704,774, which, with the
claims allowed at the Treasury, amount to
$54,000,000. Tbe secretary recommence
that the 4lh of March be fixed aa the data '
beyond which no claim will be received.
The Secretary asks authority to sell tha
arsenals at Rome, li. X., ana vergennea,
Vermont, and the lands at Harper's Ferry, -and
to establiak an arsenal at Omaha.
The expenditure for the Freedmen'B
Bureau during the year were $3,977,043 j
150,000 person have received medical .
treat rueut and an average of 16,000 have
received daily I aliens. The number of.
pupils attending the schools Is 104,000.
Arrangements are mating m unusier tno
hospitals, schools, &c, to the local authori
ties, under certain legal protection.
The actual current expenses or ine War
Department for theyear were $68,743,894,
to which t9.901.406old war debts are lobe
added, making an aggregate of $78,7.' 1,501.
The appropriations for the present year
are $35,440,557, which, tho Secretary esti
mates, win ran snort or ine required sum
bv ftia.975.000.
The Secretary advises the transfer of th
Indian Bureau to th War Department ,
Gopey pom 1869. Bay tha Philadel.
phla .VortA jswrarosi .- - 1 -",
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famlltarlard with the mrlie ot bi'e a
hint. Alihouiia maaiii a eperiaity oi iuiua
I una and of light llu.ialu.-e, and Ula tluuu, a a
loaf period la which no rivalry waa able to cciato
lira IIMIM. KT. UWHJ UM .wwiMilJ ailiivu
oib.r teaiurve to bie niea-aatue, and bae so eiroi.
entiv aaanAKca int., uiai 11 an circuiaiea ba
raLtoi wre.a eecooilar? eoamo.iailou, ana re
tained every edvauluite 6ic p-etu4- 1 lie lueriy
unaraeter of the wura a. bwa aui evurrt., ana
ao wibeiy aoapU) to the wwue oi uium tur ,tt iua
it cawred, Uiat It be grown toe.iam!;, and
alwave rstaluea UK guoa win oi mure n. aa
ile aequaiutauoe- buUey. aliauna lollwel by
Buuieruue rival, ana liuli.Uxa, la sull th Lfetf.
lee Utorerr matUI la fiiriu.htd y .ilu Jl. f-
lad eu4 a lnn ul oi eiueflatuM g ana ei.: i.i,ie
wrltete. We are yleaMd lu km u n eUuhb.tit
arouta ol ent.ruriM au4 go4 lutl.. m n iu u.w
old favorite, asa tl e.ui.d ili.l H v;.: i: -n.
eouuuue lie racotd, aud be a wu .i d 1 1,1,1 y y, i,g,
aoae ol luytfe4 t'aM'..Uuj aie i...&vu.a.
utafe' lo January, iau i, u a " (iiUe auailer."
Tb nbelUtuule, ,;,lvij. bujisiy n.''r,
ate., all Brat ciaaa. U A- Imo'i, , .Uulvl.ia.
One copy one year, fl; lv.1, 1 , : ; -1 Uiiwa,
7 Mlt lun, 10; Sve, end ui.n .i au ut,
and on extra, ant; eleven, ai ono 'iu, .i KJ.
The first house in San Francisco was
built Juat 23 year ago.

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