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LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD. .TllltJIS Ol' ADVIlll riMlXfi. One n,nare (10 llncsjor less, one lnmtloBi..$l it PUIItttSHED EVERY WEDNESDAY n v Each additional Insertion. - ia Administrators' Notices m.i i 00 Final Settlement Notice, B 00 '.WISO. X. lISIIEI. Stray Notices (single stray) S 00 .... . a VC11I IN tUVltlllC Each additional stray In same notice 1 00 stir- A Llboral deduction will be mado t TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1872. NO, 33. yoarly advertisers, ElJCJEtVE L, MYDVOII, DENTIST, Trov. - Missouri, a a, 11,1. attornl tb till klndi of Dental work W anil guarantco entire satlrfuctlon. IIo will visit tlio different parti of tho county, previous ....Hi-, of v1il eh visits will bo ittven. fl-OWoo 1'ront room over C. C. Ranedelt's- lioM ana ouou qviic juiuh, .r.c. Goodrich, w. w. birkhead Goodrich & m hkii i;ai, DENTISTS, 'Troy, - - Missouri. . 1ifli1lirth 111 I... I. ll. - .IT..... .11 It. n I ! U1IVUIIDAV Will U0 111 LUU UUIIU Ml n" - ,, - . - . . I . I I It U time. Dr. U00DU1CII will only to hero feeling between Ibo lately belligerent see from time to time, duo notico of wniou will be tlons, and When till Short 18 bettiK op -ctven. uas lor iuo rAiiiucao ujurnuuuu w -teeth adinlniitered at all times by Dr. Birkbead. August 31, 1H71. vOnZoyl LKE ReraeulBccticcn ol the (Ircnt L'nnfcdtratc commander. Ills Opinion el til itorth cru People and (heir Invading AtmIch. From tho I.oxlngton (Vn.) Corrcpomlcnco of iuo uou sviuo vouncr-journal.J No ong cati visit tlio beautiful littlo town of Lexington, in tlio vallov of Vir ginia, without heariug a great deal said about Kobert K Lee and Stonewall Jack ion, of whoso residence and burial here the people are all very proud. It hai occurred to your correspondent that, in these daya, when an honest effort is made to bring about a bettor stats of than the perpetration of the barbarous utraucs upon the innocont anu ueietiso- ess, and, the wanton doitructiun of pri - nto property, that have marked the conrse of the enemy in our ewu oountry. G T. DCJflf, ATTORNEY AT LAW, New Hope, - - Missouri, towards softening the bitterness of the poied by ultra men both North and South, it wight bo a word in season to give a detailed account of the feelings of General Leo toward the government aud the people against whom tour long years he fought so. heroically. JSx-oecrotary Wells has uono much . 1 Knutlmrn nannlu liv ahnarinf? tha Icinfllu Will practice In tho Courts f the Nineteenth ... xt , . Judical Circuit, Special attontion given to col lectlng. vTnlflmop R. C. HIAGRUDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cnp-nu-CSris, - Missouri. Will prnotlce In tho Courts of tho Nlnotecnih .1... r.u JiJ tl0 enter heartily into tho judicial uismci. ' " LnnlA.t nnil unu uiartiva anv:iniia !n tn.iiri terms with the United elutes authorities feelings which Mr. Lincoln cherished towards them. May not a candid state ment of Lee's entire want of hittoruess owards the North tend to allay bad fuel togs ob both sides ? It may be well, however, to correct at the start an impression that has been somewhat w deiy prevalent, to the effect W. C. McPARLANDj ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troy, The truth ia that while in the hegiu uing very much opposed to the secession movement, aud deeply anxious tor tha Missouri, picservatton of the Union on terms con . ... in . . I I . i ll sisterrl witn inn liberties anu nguts oi an sections; yet after the war had beguti bv the fall of Sumter, tho proclamation of Mr. Lincoln and the secession of Vir ginia and other states, Oeoeral Leo did not hesitate tor a moment to relus the supremo comuian d of the United States army, (which we huvo tbo authority of Mr. JJloutgotuory iilair lor saying was, tendered him,) to cast in his lot with his native state, and to show to the end of the bittor struggle a devotion to tbo cause of Southern iudepeudeneo unsur passed by that of any southern leader. tie conscientiously believed that it was his duty to side with the South, aud wherever duty led, llobert Lee was wont to follow with unquestioning devotion. We might luruibh abundant proot on Will nrnctlco In tho Courts of tho Nineteenth J udlcial IMrcuu, nuu win givo epcuiui uiu-miun to collections. Ullnc iruni room over J. Knox's Hank. v7ntfi CIIAS. MAIiTOT, Jr., ATTORNEY AT LAW, Trov, - - Missouri. Will practice In nil tho Courts of tho Nino toenth Judicial Circuit-. Special attention given . ... r .i..l.rT. ..!1..'1I lO inO t'UIICUHOH UI UUUlBi .uu.iv , v. u'kkk. nnxiiY qumlky. k. .v. iiosrir.s, McKEE, QIIGLEY & BONFILS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will practice In tho various Courts of this and tnjg poipt but the following will suffice : adjoining counties. Special attention given to , C 1RpS rutii-irked to his collertiu... and matters relating to real estato. 1" dU,"C 1808' 1e Mm.irkOU, 10 UlS MO OB ce. norlheast corner Main anil uncrry irustcu Jjiuuieuaui, ueu. nuuo nuaiu- ton, in speaking ot ms courso during tue war: "1 did ouly what my duty do- Imatidod. I could have taken no otlnr courso without dishonor. And if all wn streets, just Ijelow Laclcdo Hotel. r30v7 J. B. A III. EX. " W.T. BAKEIt ALLEN & HA It Bits Attorneys-at-Law, Agents Slate and to do over again I ihould not prtoUely n i t..o...n.... rnmnniUc. in the same mauncr." Hut, while de- , . 1 voted to the confederate cause, and doing aim iicui inline .igiiu, T It O Y, II I S O U Bt I . J0SK1M1 11. ALLEN, Notary Public apr25-'72nl7 everything in his power to promoto it, he roio ubovo ull .vindictive lceliugs to ward thoiu to whom ho was opposed, and camo uearer fulfiling the scripture; reauiremunts than uuy ouo whom we have ever known. Your correspondent enjoyed the proud B. W. WHEELER, Attorney at Law ami Notary I'llbllC, privilege of coming into frequent con NHW HOPE, MW. tact with this groat man and hearing him' nimvursA with all the freedom aud unro Willntten.1 to any - prole., onai un,ii.c,, ' n u.e f . . , , , w0 never Courts of tiincoln, Warren, l'iko ami ery counties. scp7'7ln3(lyl WM KKAZIEK. 0- W. COIiBKUT. FKAXIUIl & COLBERT, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls, TROY, MISSOURI. Will practice In all'the courts of tbo Nineteenth Jndiciul Circuit. Special nttontiun given co col lections and to tbo suloand purchase undleaiing of real estato. Abstracts of titles, warranty deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages mado out on short notice. Large number of valuable farms for sale at low prices. Jt4t" OIHoo on Main trcet In Kansdell's building, up stairs. v7nU beard him let full a single expression toward tho liovornmunt or the people o the North, while on the other hand wo have several times heard him rebuke WALTON Sc CREECH, Attorneys at L&w & Real Estate Ag'ts, TROV, MO. Will practice In all the Uourts of tho Nineteenth Jndlclal Circuit, and the Sunremo Court of the Rtate. All business entrusted to their care will be promptly attended to. Office over Dr. S. T. East's Drug store, hours from 0 a in. to 4 p. m. vo!8n2 Offlco LACLEDE HOTEL, TROT, ZVXO. TUOBNUILL & BUSWELL, Propr's mHIfi U a-flrst-claia hotel, furnlsbad In good 1. itvle and Its labia sunnlicd with tbo best tho market affords. Strangers stopping in Troy will and aero all the eoimorts ot noma. Tho BAR 1 stocked wl'h strictlv prime Li .quors, such as Brandies, Whiskies. Wines, Ale, tJin, etc.; also the Quest urantls ot lilgars, apr25nl7 LUMBER. JJ tAKQE BUPPLY OP LUMBER AT Chain of Bocks, Lincoln Co. Weatherboardtng, Sheeting, Door and Window frames, Hash, and .Uullding material generally, Address W. & BROWN, j10mBl5 Chali' of Rock, Mo. Adniinitilrator'it Police. NOXICK te hereby given that loiters of, ad nlnlktrattoa wen araates to the sjndet elfnei on tho estate of flenr Qulfflnv. doo'd by the Cletk of the Probate Court of tlncola count v. Mo., on the link dsv of July. 1872. reisons Having elalms against lam estate ere reqairea to oxnibit them to tbo administrator within one year from tho date of said letters, or they may bo precluded from any benefit of said estate I and If not exhibited within two Years from the duto of said letters, tliuv will bo foruvor . Ijwaij DAVJJJ 1. nAUUi tfldau j tbers for such expressions Thr terms "Yankee "abolitionists, Puritan fanatics,' "vandals," &c, by huh some of the newspaper press and people of the South were accustomed to designate the invaders of their soil, never eaeaped his pure lips ; and in his great heart no malice or malignity dwelt The bitterest turmt'ho was ever known to employ towards the enemy were those he used when be said one day to his bod Robert, who was bravely working at gun (as a private in the Kockbridg arti erv) : "That is rtsbt. my boo drive thoao people back 1 ' . r .1 lio used, semetimes, to speak" ot tn nemv aa "General Meade'a peoplo, 'General Grant's people." or "our friends aerosa the, river," 'and neither bis offio'ml papers nor his private correspondence aver contained harsher expressions. While in oommand of the Virginia forcoa in tho early spring of 1861 he was visited bv a'prominent citizen who carried his littlo boy, with a beauiilui copy or the Scripture, which he wished to present t General Lee. The General received the gift with evident pleasure and cor-, dial thanks, laying that he "could not have received a more acceptable gift than beautiful a copy of the Holy llible," and had the little fellow on his knee en tertaintng.him in that inimitable manner bicb won the hearts ot all tue cnuureu ith whom he came in contaot, when tho father asled : "Henry, what is General Lee 'eoinc to do with Genoral Scott l The little fellow. who had caught gome of tho slant; of the streets, ai once rsputm . "He is Boinir to whip (aim out of bis, boots I USD. Lee whole countenance: and manner instantly change!, and putting Henry down from his lap, and Innkinu him Hfearlit in the eve. h said : r j . 'My dear little Boy, yoi shoaia noi . in that way. Geu. Hoot, ts a great awn good man; ancj ao inowt now wa will tormina)." . . , To om acquainted with Oorsl we a devotion to hie family, his delight in tb. VmiI rsuaioiia at Arlimrton, and the poigonty with whioh he fait the loas of kia Knma and tha aMattatia? at hif IfteS one., it would fee no matter of irpiie it he bad, id the gacreci flsunuancn m aim nrii.ta Inttara ta hia familf . CXprMeeU leimeeW even bitterly toward tho who tfari tb a nithnrtt of this sore trial. We io lite daughicr, written on Christmas 1 the country of the enemy than in our day, 18C1. under clraumstances whioh own. 'fheoommanding general considers ware woll calculated to awaken a sad that no groater disgrnce could htfall the contrast between that iciy,uni the "merry, army, and through it our whole poople, Ghristtnaa' they were wont to havu in the hospitablo halls ol "dear Arlington." "C00SAWATCBIE(S. C, ) December 25, 1801. f 'Mv; Dear Dauoiiteii: Having dis tributed such poor Christmas gifts as I bad to thoso around me, I have been lookinu for something fer you. Triflol even are hard to get thesa hard times, and you must not, tberefere, expect more. I have sent you what I thought most useful in vour senuratlou from me, and I lope it, will lo of some service, lhcugh sliematized as 'vile dross,' it hag never been a drug with me. let how little will it purchase 'that you may never want (or it, restrict your wants to your necessities. "To compensate for sueb 'trash,' I send vou tome sweet violets that I Gath ered for you this morning while covered with denso white Irost, whose crystals glittered in the bright sun llko diamonds, and formed a brooch of rare beauty and sweetness, which could not be fabricated by tho expenditure of a world of money. You see how God providos for our pleas uro in every way. Jliy he guard and nreservo vou for me my dear daughter. "Among the calamities of the war the bardett to bear, perhaps, is tbo separa tum of families und friends. Yet, all which must bo endured to accomplish ou irnlvnrmdeuce aud maintain our sell' vnverntnent. In uiv absence from you 1 have thouuht of vou very often aud re gretted that I could do nothing for your comfort. Your old home, if not de atroyed by our cueniius, bus been vo desccruted that l cauuot uear to uuub. o it. "I should have prcfered It to havo been wiped from the earth, its boautiful hills sunk and its sacred irees ourieu r.illiui- tbuu to have boeu do-raded by lh nrvosncu of these who rovel in tho ill they do for their own selfish purposes " 1 ou eoe what a poor siuner I am, aw how unworthy to possess what was give ; fur that reason it was taken unay I pray for a better spirit, and that the hearts ot our enemies may uo hnm.eil. In vour houseless condition 1 n J . , ono vou may iduko yeurseit couteuic nd useful. Occupy yourself in aidin tbo?e more helpless than yourselt. Thiuk always of your lather. It. E. Lee." It was well known throughout tho Confederate army that Ueueral Lee did everything in his power to eolten the asperities and lessen tue uorrors ui m . .... - . . 11!. ? n.n . tit, tut uiivavi Lmaiuu uis Driauuera 1111 , IM.l " " - J " 1 with kindness and made them as com fortablo as his scant resources would allow : nad that to his potent inlluenuu was due the lailure ot tue lomecierata government to carry into effect its threatened retaliation. But his spirit was beautifully mani fested in hia conduct during tho l'ensyl- vauiu campaign of 18CJ. Wo presume that no lair minaeu man will now deny that the couduot of tho Federal soldiery in the South was souie . . i - ii tiiuos marked by pillage anu outrage wen calculated to make tho Confadarates iu cliued to retaliate when thuy gut a chance in tho lair fields of the North that the orders cf I'opo, Butler and other men of liLo spirit were likely to exasperate tue leaders, and prepare the soldiery of the Southern armies for similar outrages. Accordingly when the head of Uen. Lees army was turned northward, the news papir press of the South resounded with eriea (or retaliation, and earnestly argued that tho best wav to brine ho war n uo eessful issue was to let tho people of the Nvrth feci it as wo bad dono. rrurui nou't men urged theso view upon Gen eral Lee. uud it would not have been aiimr mm? it be had bo tir yieiooo to mo popular clamor as to bavo at least winked at depredations on too pari ui uia ui dicre. Jiut he did not lor a single mu mnt fornet that he led the army of i people who professed to be governed by thn laws af Christian civilization, from which no outrages on tho part of others nnnlrl iu.tifv him in departing. Accordingly, as soon as tho head of his column orossd tho Potomao, he i. miii.l a beautiful address, in which he nailed unon bis men to abstain from pit -j . , . . i i l.o-a nnil rionredatlOUS 01 ail Kinus, uuu enjoined upon his officers to bring to condign punishment an oucnuers uuiu. Ibis order. If this had been iuteuded simply fo effect, while the men were to be per milled to plunder as they pleased, tnu nrdar would have sufficed ; but a short time afterwards we find Oeoeral Lee issuing the following, whioh forms ono of the brightest pages of the history of, that unhappy fratioidal stnle, and reuects the brightest honors on both tue eons niander ana tuo army no leu Such proceedings not only disgrace the perpetrators and all connected with them, out are suuvt'rsiva ui uw uisuipiiu ihu fficioncy ol tho army, and destructive of the ends of our present movements. It must be remembered that we make war only upon ormod men, and that we can not take vengeance tor tuo wrongs our people have suffered without lowering ourselves in the eyes of all whoso ubhor enco has been uxoited by the atrocities ef our onomy and offending against Ilitn to whom vengeance belongeth, and with out whose favor and support our efforts must all prove to vain. "The comtnauding general, therciore, earnestly exorts the troops to abstain, with most tcrupuioua caro, trom unnec essary or wanton injury to private prop erty : and ho enjoins upon all officers to arrest und bring to sumtnury puuisuuioui all who in any way euend against tbo orders on this subject. 11. H Lee, General. General Lee exertod himself to have this order rigidly enforced, and with tho largost uieaturo ol kuccoss, as even tho Ncrlheru papers tostiued at the time. Just tieture the opuutng ot the cam pain of 1SG1 ho was ouo day ut hie sig nal station, on Clarlcu's mountain, in Oranzc county, viewing the vast army which Grant had collected on the plains of Culpepper. As the great captain saw the fonts ot tho enemy stretching in every direction, and reflected that he must soon meet that vast bout of one hundred and twenty thousand men with his littlo array of ouly forty thousand, his brow w.is seri ous and thoughtful. One of his favorite officers standing by, and sympathizing with the feolinu of his chief, suddenly oxelaimed, "1 wish those peoplo were all dead." General Loe at once replied, with a pleasant smile and that inimitable grace to characteristic of him: "Now, gen eral how can you say that ? I wish that they wero all at their homes attending to their own business, und leaving us to do the samo." After the war his spirit of forbearance towards the government and people of the North seemed to havo deepened and grown in strength alon with that beau tiful Christian character which shone out so brightly during tho last three To the lady who brought her sou to Washington colloge, and expressed a wish that lie ahould bo taught to hate Yankees, he replied : "No such lessons shall bo taught here, madam, und you ought not to raiso your son with such feelings. We must now .regard tbj United States as uur common country, oboy its laws and seek to forget as soon as passible the bitter memories of the war." Your corespondent saw him one day standing at his gate talking very pleasantly with an humblo looking man, who walked away very much dolighted "Headq'rs Army Nortiiebn Va . J. J CnAMiiKR3Buua, I'a , June 27, '03 "General order No. TA. "The Commanding general has ob served with marked satisfaction the con duct of ihe troop orTthe march, od con Gdontly anticipates results commensurate with tho nigh spirit bey uavo mani fested. No troops could have displayed a greater fortitude, or better have per formed toe arduous maionei or mo pass tau days. -Their conduct in other res oeote he, with few axcepttone, bceu in keenine wit their chsraoier aa soldier, as 4 cotitlei tham to ppvobatio and arsis. ' : "Ther have been, howevar, instances of forgetfulnes on the part of some that they hva io keeping' tho yet unsullied ranulutiou of the army, and that ihe .r . . i i .. L.. !..:. 1 duties vxacteu ui us uy civnu.m'" uuu ears of bis lift). Soon aftor Underwood's grand jury fuund a:aiust him on indictment for treason and rebellion" (in violation of the terms of his surrender, as Oeneral Grant himself insisted), a distinguished lergymnn of his church oalled to see him, and in tho course of his conversa tion expressed some very vindictive sen timents towards tb Uuited States author itios and the people of the North. Tbei were others present and the Gen ral peisantly turned the conversation, but when the clergyman took his leave, Gen. Lea followed him from the room, and warmly shaking his hand, said : Doctor, there is a good old hook which I read and you preach from, which says : Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them tbat hate you, and pray for tbcin that despitcfully use i . ... ...... ii.. .n.. ii.:ii you uuu pcrncuuiu yuu. nu juw miim your remarks this eveniug were quito in the spirit ot that teaching I To tho explanations and apologies ni the clergyman, General l.ee replied, with a good deul of feeling: "I fought against the peoplo of tho North bocuuso believed tbat they were eeoktng to wrest from tha south her dearest rights, But 1 can truly say that 1 nevor cher ished towards thorn vindictive feelings, and have never seen tha day when I did not orav for them. The world s history attord lew suo- limorexamples than this of tho minister of tho "Gospel of I'eaco sitting at tho loot of the stern warrior to learn lesaous on the duty of lovo to enemies. On one occasion in Lcxiugton, a cer tain distinguished orator made an address in which he used some very harsh expres sions ooucermog the northern people After tho address was over, Uoueral l.eo came to your correspondent and said : "I law you tukiug notes during the ad dress. If yo" propose to publish a ro port of it, I suggest that you leave out all of those bitter expressions. They will do u no good and are, 1 think, un dignified und unbecoming." Soon ufter Cougreas had passod some of tho most objeotiouable of tbe so called "reconstruotiou" acts, two of tho pro feasors of his college wero conversing with Genoral Lee, when one of them ex Dressed himself very bitterly concerning Congress and tbe Northern people gen erally. The general quietly took from hi labia a manuscript (.wuiou pruveu fterwards to be bis memoir of bis father) aud road iu clear distiuet tone, tho fol lowing lines : "Learn" from yon orlont she t to lovo thy toe, And store UH yeans sou auua suai armg. the woo ; ust as we came up. "That ta ono of our old soldiers, sir, in necosstttou circumstances, said Uou eral Lee. Ah I General, to what rogiment did he belong?" we asked, taking it for granted that it was some old Confederate who had coma to pay his respects to bis loved chief. "I do not know to what regiment he belooL-cd." was tho raply : "be fought on tho other sido, but we must not think of that now. The next day we met tho old soldier an Irishman gloriously drunk (wo are sorry to say), and spoke to him about his interview with Ueneral Jjoe. rat at once went into raptures, exclaiming, Ho ie the crcatest man that over lived, and as kind as ho is great. Ho not only had a pleasant word for an old soldier who fought against him, but ho gave mo five dollars to help mo on my way." Geuerl Lee declined all invitations to utteud meetincs which' had any uunnec tion with tho war, carried ont tho terms af his parolo with the most scrupulous exactness, and exerted a quiet but most potent influence iu getting his old sol diera and the people of thu South genur erallv to "accept the situation and ear nestly seek after Ibo things which make for peace." In this samo spirit be reiuscd to attenu tho "Gcttvsburi: ludenttbcation meet ing, and wrote a noble letter iu which he said : ''I think it wisost not to keep unon the tores of tho war, but to follow . - i i tho example ot those nations wno enoeav- ored to obliterate tbe marks of civil strife and to oommit te oblivioa tho fueling it engendered." Kinir William of l'ruisia baa been justly eulogized because he refused to allow tbo anutverary ot aauowa to De eelebrated, that he "might not wound tbe feelings ef any German people. But it cems to us that even nobler i tha exam pie of this leader of a "lest causa," who suppresrod all natural resentment against what ha deemed successful wrong and taught his people to "forget tho bit ter memories ef tha war," and to "commit to oblivion tho feelings it engendered It were well for the country if more o this spirit prevailed both Worth an boutli. But while General Lee rofused to at tend political meetings, he was always deeply interested spectator of what was going on in the political world, ana was known to be conservative in all his views- He warmly favored the movement of tha famous "committeo of nine," which resulted in the withdrawal of the Demo cratio candidate fer Governor of Vir cinia, tbe fusion of Conservatives an The Queen ai the Paper Mill. The queen was riding out in her grand carriage, the horses tossing their plutnos as if they fa It themselves better than common horses, and the fuotmnn all deoked out in red, leoling that they had something royal about them. The queen had'nlwaya had everything alio wnntud, and so was quite miserable because she could not think of want to supply, or a new place to visit. At last. she bethought her that they had just been building, a new paper mill, a few mils out of the city. Now she bad never seen a paper mill, and to she de termined to atop a littlo way off, tbero leave her carriage, and walk in, aot asa Sueen, but as, an unknown common lady, he went in alone, and told tbe owner ehe would liko to see his mill. Ho was in a great hurry, and did not' know that she was the queen, but he said to him self, "I can gratily the curiosjty of thi lady, and add to ber knowledge, and though I am terribly hurried, yet I will do this kindness." lie then showed her Liberal Republicans, and the election ol rt C. Walker over II. H. Wolls, Gilbe tho Grant candidate We cannot doubt that if General Leo wa now alive, he would favor the present Liberal Republics movement, and that bis potent influence would be felt in favor . X . r - . I- - !1! ot urecicy ana Drown against iu,, uiu tarv dosDot who rules at Washington. The forthcoming "Lee Memorial Vol ume." C published by the faculty of Wash ington and Lee University, and under the. direction of the Lee family) will con tain many illustrations of this and other points of General Lee's characte?. We have, howevar, written the above in the confidence that if it could be scat tered broadscast over the whole oountry there would be held up to the American people an examplo which, especially at this nrosont juncture, both North and South, might study and imitate to their own profit and tbe listing good of our common country. II tbo machinery, how they bleach' tha rags, and make tlietn whitoj how they grind them into pulp ; how they, make beets and smooth and dry them, ana ake them beautiful. Tho queen was astonished aud delighted. She would ow have Bemutbing new to talk and hink about. Just as she was about loaving the mill ha came into a room filled with old worn out, dirty rags. At the dnor of this room was a great multitude of dirty men, nd women, and childron, bringing old bags on their backs, filled with bita of rags, end papor, parts ot old newspapers, and tho like, all exceedingly filthy. I'hese wero rstf pickers: they bad picked these old things out of tho streets aud gutters of the great city. "What do you do with all these Vila hings ?,"- said the' queen. "Why, madam, 1 make paper out ot them. To be sure, they are not very profitable stock, but 1 cau uso them, and it keeps those poor creatures in bread." - "But rags I Why, sir, thoy nro ot an colorr, and how do you make them white?" ' Oh! 1 bavo the power of taking out all the dirt aud old colors. You see that scarlet' and crimson,' yet I can make even scarlet' and crimson, the hardest col ors, to remove and become wnue a snow." "Wonderful, wonderful, aaid tho queeo. She took her leave, but tna po lite owner af tha mill insisted on want ing and seeing ber safe in ber carriage. When aha trot in and bowed to Dim with a amilo and he saw tha graud establish ment, ho knew it was the queen. "Well, well," said he, "she has learned something at any rate. I wish it may be a lesson in truo religion. A few days after the queen found ly ing upen her writing desk a pile of the most beautilul polished paper me naa ever seen, ua oacn sneer were tne let ter of her own name and her own like- , ness. How she did adtnira it I Sba found also a neto within, which she read. It ran thus : "Will my quean bo pleased to accept' a specimen of my paper, with the asaurunco that every sheet waa manufactured out of tbe oon tents of those dirty bag whioh she saw on the backs of tbe poor rag pickers? All the filth and colore uro washed out, and I trust the result is such at even tb queen may admire. Will tha queen alto allow mo to aay that I have had many a good lormon preached tn taa in my mill? I can understand how our Lord Jesu Christ can take a poor heathen, the low, sinful creature every where, viler than the rags, and wash them and make them clean; and how, 'though their stu be a scarlet, Ho can mako them whiter than snow ; and though they be red, like crimson, Ha can make them as wool.' I can so tbat He can write Hia own name on th.-ir foreheads, a, the queen will I nd ber name on eaph sheet ' IT of paper; ana i can boo now, a mis filthy rags may go into tbe paiaeo and do ever admired, io poor vile sinners may bo washed in" the blood ef the Lamb, and be received into the palace of the Great King in heaven." Sunday School Times. A Gorman poet has lately published a touching poem, in which, howovfr, some trifling inucouracies in geography appear. The hero is represented as do youred by an alligator under u palm treo on the shore of Lake Erie, iu America. Tha heroine hears of tho terrible fato of her lover, down in the everglades ot Lake Superior, where she in living, and rushes down south to Lake Erie, and lavs in wait for that crocodile, captures him, cuts him opon, extraots tbe bones of hor dead lover, purcnates a rieu count, and has him interred in magnificent style n Greenwood cemetery, in Now lark, in tho elate of St. Louis. free, like yon rock, from baso vindictive pride, Kmblaso with gesss tbo wrist that renttfi thy Mm Mark whuro yon treo reweriis the stony shower, With fruit ncctareous, or me irniuiy sower i All nature cries aloud, shall man do less than seal the smite? and the f allr bless T" "Now these line were written," eaid Goaeral Lc, "fay a Mussulman, the poet of Shlrut taa immortal Ilauz shall we wlio Drofcis to bo Christians, refuse to bo noverned by a philosophy a high, and learn to 'love our enemies,' o et least uo t hato tkew I Tha Elizabethtown News telle this: "The other eveninir little Annie Albert, aged two and a half years, daughter of Joseph J. Albert, according to oustom, eu lying down te sleep, requested ber lit le sister carrio to kneel with ber and av their era vers. Aomo repeated "Now I luy tuo down to sleep,' &o., and at its tfonolusiou continued : 'Now Lord, bless oa. an' ma. an Tarrie. an' all my ittle aunties ou' uncles, an' all my 'ittle s'eel heart' iustthan a wicked fly lit on her nose, vigorously' slapping at it 'sboo By, dor tower tue amen I A clergyman said to a man burying his fourth wife: "The lord ha indeed alHioted ' vou." Tbe mourner, sobbiug reciied : "Ye, its. he bes :" aud .paus ing a moment and wiping his nose, he continued : "But I dou't think tho Lord got inuoh uhead-of me, for a fast as h took out I took another. Tho womou question has taken a new turn in Scotland, in tho county of Ork ney. On the death of the late inspector of poor for the parish of Stromness, the Parochial board mot and 'unanimously appointed the daughter of the late In spector, who had been de facto tha lata inspeotor, during her father's illness, ta the vacant offico. Tbo appointment waa dulv intimated to tbe board of superv isor at Edinburgh, who doolared Jlisa Corsten ineligible, and dismissed her. Against thi decision tbe local board ap pealed, and directed the atteution of the Edinburgh board to the fact that by the interpretation clause of the poor law act tbe word "man inoiuaee ooin sexes. The board, howivor, insisted an obedi ence to their decision, and oalled on the; Siroiuuess board to appoint a suitable ia speotor. They accordingly met, ano), utter full consideration, uuaaimoueii ap pointed the samo lady, calling OB tbsj Edinburgh board Io show tbe eiaua in the act which disqualifies nor. In a western railroad car tha otar nicht, a young and lovely couple eta talking "tunnel" assiduously, until, aa the train entered the eunool, whil the lamps inaido the cat burned brightly, u ' . i. . 1 V . lovers indulged in oue oi tuose aeat.y salutationa that are made to bo fell, bat not to be aeen by indifferent spt-ctalors. Of course the car-load exploded, whire tho impulsive swain apologised tj hie dulcioea with tho unsatisfactory oiolatna tiou : "Conl'ouud the lamps, 1 didn't- thiuU of thorn."