Newspaper of New National Era, April 3, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of New National Era dated April 3, 1873 Page 3
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Tbr lAte Kev. L. A. ttr! >? . [l llev. Dr. Xeale, pastor of the Fint bap- ' t.-t ( hurch, i*cach?d, yesterday forenoon, a sermon lia\ in; refcrem o to the late Kev. Mr. tirimes. Ho based his remark* on Fhillipians, 11., : "l.et this niiml be in you, which was also in < hrist .testis." The spirit o! tl.e I.ord Jtsus, a1- manifested in His life lie said, the spirit of unselfishness; Ilia j rl.ai. cter is one of simplicity and unnrctenf"xsln<'?s; He preferred the humble w.,i*? of lile, and mingled with the |>oor mile t than with the honored of the earth. As tl.e ajiostlc says, He made Himself of no reputation, took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. u l>r inj* equal with fiod, and one at v. I. name every knee in heaven and earth vi"t.;d 1 v. The Jove He manifested toward men w.i- the s]Hintancotis impulse ?if lis nature, lie o loved them that lie came ti save tin at, and this, so to s|>eak, liccause I!(. i ;M i."l help it. In His career there I v a< iii'tiling of i<roU nlion or ostentation. He I | i.i m . tli n.t .1 tin exalted iKMtUion which II?* I l.r'.d 11 the >:i\I iur of the World, hut, (in I j I r.; i. occasions, and nlwajr* without egot.Mii, atlinncil it; hut in 11 it* ilaily walk and conversation he lictraycd no consciousness of superiority, l ut ever associated Himself on | terms of equality w ith the humblest of mankind. He resorted to no arts in the furtherance of His mission, indulged in no religious cant, and was never solicitous about what people thought of His holiness any more than what they thought of His spiritual rank and y power. Indeed, His indifference and uncon- 1 cem hi these outward matters brought upon ti Him the opprohium of being the companion ti of publicans and sinners, a glutton and wine- e bibber, and of breaking the Sabbath. Hut ir neither the honors nor the reproaches of men S everdistiirlicd llira. He pursued calmly and a ^..i.ttniiiK iti. mi rli ,,f 11it. niittisii. He went about doing good, j*ct making no pretensions \ even in goodness. Those who were nearest. J to Hitit, and nest familiar with Ilis daily life w and conduct honored Him most. His (tower p a* a redeemer eainc from His unpretentious- tl BCS?. tl This jKirtrayal of the character of Christ, s of w hit ii the ibrcgoing is hut a sketch, the b preacher connected he reference to his text ii with the subject of his discourse, the life, s. the d< ath. and chant' tec of his hrothcr pas- ii tor of the Twelfth llaptist Church. Herein tl hi pointt d out many analogies and likenesses h to that life and character which lie had nl- tl ready portrayed, and which is to he forever d the pattern and example to the Christian o ehurch and the world. The deceased was tl born in l.oudon county, Virginia. Though C ncrer hiuiscll held as a slave, he suffered ri much id the ignominy and abuse w hich the ti slave system permitted, and more than onrc tl was subjected to the tortures of the slave p driver'.- Iasli. Ilis experience, while it did not embitter hit Coolings toward the slave- tl holders, made him, throughout his entire u !:>, the lirm and ctlicieiit friend of the slave, it He was an active ] nrticipant in the operation cl c! what was called the "under-ground rail- w road." Among other successful enterprises h of the kind, he was the principal means of It enabling an entire family of slaves, who had li been advertised to be sold by auction, and o who w < re thus likely to be widely separated, cl to escape together Ironi Virginia to ( anada. tl He was suspected and convicted of the of- it fcu-c, and sentenced to imprisonment at c; Itiehmoud. ilis demeanor i:t prison quite a won the jailors and other otlicials, and they s' manifested every kindness toward him. Nor n ilitl the favorshli' imliri-s^ii.n \i-l.w-li 1.1 duct ami character made ujxiti all who knew him stop with the:-; ollicialx, hut reached, at ti length, to the (inventor of Virginia, who re- h reused him from prison hcforc the tenn to n which lie was sentenced hud expired. Ilav- ci tug stated the circumstances under which a Itev. Mr. (innics first came to lioston, in a ]s]i'., and the coii-idcrations which led him ft to remain permanently here, the preacher ti recited, with some detail, the incidents of his p ministry, and warmly extolled the faithful- e it ess and efficiency of his pastoral labors, el The prominent part which the deceased had s< taken in the efforts made for the defense of a Anthony Hums, in the courts of Hostou, and v for the release of Hunts from that slavery to r which he was remanded, and which were c finally successful, were made the subject of s sjiccial comment and praise. Appropriate 'I reference was also made to his death and to L the triumph of I'aith which it exhibited. g Itcv. .1. J). Fulton, 1>. J).,also preached at r Treinoiit Temple, yesterday morning, 011 the v life and character of Itev. Mr. (irimes. His b text was .lohn, xix, 2??: "When .lesns, o therefore, saw Ilis mother and the disciple d standing by whom lie loved, lie said unto His mother, woman behold thy son." The L text sugge-led that the love of < lirist was a t discriminating love. He loves all: the good, *ti the il.ditien nt, and the very had ; and this I love is great euottgh to embrace the lowest 1; ;ts well as the noblest. The service of mail p to tiod hears dividends, just as truly as the service of man to his fellow-men, and this is h proved by the words of Jesus to John, the t1 beloved disciple. Christ did not say, "Mother, behold my companion, my friend," but, t "behold tliy son tints at once calling him ii a brother, and giving a martc of most per- a ivli i?u, in ?.imiiiiuiiu^ ui inn tare ins iQven n mother. t Alter some appropriate comment* on the * general (significance of the text, lie referred 1 to tlie late pastor of the Twelfth Itaptist v Church as having many trails of character v resembling those of the belovcil disciple ol 1 .lesus. lie statO'l that tin; deceased was fi horn November 181-t, and was married in j o l!>Jo. Various incideuts of his life in Vir- j t giuia and Washington were depicted, more I t csjiecially those relating to his aid to fugi- ! t lives from slavery, lie continued by tracing p the similarity ot the character of the deceased | li pastor and that ol the disciple, John. Ilis i v integrity and tried honesty, the love and rc-'t gard which he ever inspired in the hearts of j a those who were associated with him, and his n faithful following of the Lord Jesus, were j I mentioned among other points of similarity, j e lli~ success a. j, ( hristian pastor in building ] 11 up a feehlc church to become one of the j i largest and most pros|H'ious in the city, and, in connection with his ministerial labors, his , constant and iudefatigalile etforls in In-half! n of slaves, who had reached Huston on theii j 1 way to a land of freedom, were referred to. The last oltieial a- t of his life was causing a 1 t collection to lu- taken in aid of the Jiaptist I : Home Mission, in which his heart was grnti- i ; tied in the bestowal of a sum unusually large i for his parish. The last days of his earthly i pilgrimag' and the condition of full prcpara- : i tiou for the great change so soon to overtake j < him were alluded to in extolling his Christian excellencies. llev. Mr. Cooke preached at the IJetliel ! Chureli.m the afternoon, a sermon liavine 1 reference to the deceased pastor of the , Twelfth liaptist < hurcl). Ili< text indicate.'- ! very detinitely the cliaraeter of the discourse, j and therefore, though somewhat long, may 1 lie quoted ill full. It was from .lob, \xix., 11 and the following verses: " When the ear I heard me, then it.blessed me; and when the i eye saw inc, it gate w itness to me; because i 1 delivered the poor that cried, and the iii- I thcrlcss, and him that had none to help him. 1 Tl.e blessing of him that was ready to perish I came upon tne ; and 1 caused the widow's j heart to sing for joy. I put on righteous- . ncss, and it clothed ine ; my judgment was as a robe and a diadem, i w as eyi s to the blind, j and feet was 1 to the lame. I was father to the poor, and the < au>c which X knew not 1 searched out." These Words, lie said, by j using the third instead of the first |crsou, 1 iiiijlit he fitly applied to the late Rev. Mr. j ( rimes. Ji was credibly stated that he had ; been instrumental in enabling four hundred persons of his own race to escape from South- j cm bondage, and in the vurioiis relations which lie had sustained toward hit people, | w hether at the South or during his ministry j of twenty-five years in this city, he hail, in ! one way or another, fulfilled all the specifies-1 tious which the sacred writer had thus cnu- | nitrated. The dead aic, indeed, beyond the reach of our praise or blame, aDd the pro- I piicty of dwelling u|siu their virtues or point-1 dig out their failures and imperfection* is that the living may he benefited by their rvciUl. ' The deceased was, to begiu with, tbor- j oughly lioni t man. The "old of thousands had at one lime or another been entrusted to | biin, and had ever been applied with hcrupu- j ious fidelity. Mis excclieiicic* of character as a loving liU-band and lather, and as a , * litisuan minister, were in tutu referred to I In word* of| rafec,?ndtbeeii>4?ritB<w??f ihr 'lav or I wo preceding hi* midden death were described. He was engaged in his ministerial labor- to the la*t and fell with hU armor on ; though the call was sudden, he was preSred to meet it. Expressions which had len from hi* lipa within a reient paiiod indicated that lie felt that hi* remaining time r,n earth was short, tail these were always icrompanied with others showing that lie had ?o anxiety or fear in view of the litial event. Fhe preacher read several extracts from I?r. N'oalc's addrcs^on the occasion of the fun oral, egarding thr doctor's word?, lw< au?e of the ipimale and long continued relations heworn the two, a* stronger testimony than tny that his own briefer ac'|uaintant o would liable him togive. In closing, he contrasted eeling* suggested by this long, lionorahle, hristian, and happy life with those which oust arise in coutciu|>laling the sad end of he two meu who had within the past week act a felon's doom ujion the gallows. Aud ii dwelling upon the necessity of constant 'reparation he made reference to those who 'Ut a week since went dowu amid the nuld rind* aud wild waves in the (irate Irving.? lotto* Daily CI'Jjt, March 21. I from tS? Coaaoowaltb ] llstorlcal March Annlrcrsinlt-i HY KAMt'KL B. NOYfcS. Only to rocall that one hundred and thn c cars ago this day, on the rnxth day of March, 770, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, "a own meeting was held in Faneuil Hall, and lie affairs of the previous night were reountcd by several speakers. Tlie crowd was nmense, and an adjournment to the Old outh became necessary." It was the day ftcr the CTuel "massacre" on Kings street. Samuel Adams, John Hancock, William lolincaux, William J'hillips, Joseph Mann, oshua Henshaw, and haniuel I'emhcrton rcre present at that meeting, and after the assage of a vole that it was impossible for lie soldiers and jicople to live together in tie town, they were chosen a committee <>f even, out of a committee of fifteen tiiat li.nl een appointed in the early part of the nic< tig, to request the inuiiedialc removal of the oldicrs. The Governor and Council being 1 session, were immediately waited upon by liat committee of fifteen,'and were answered y the Lieutenant Governor, Hutchinson, 'iat lie had no authority to remove the sellers, nor could rt he done except by the rdcrs of the General, at New York; that ic Council also desired their removal, and ol. Dalrymplc had consented to take the -S|MJUsibilily of removing the ~)tli regiment > the castle, that being the one to which ic soldiers belonged who had tired on the coplc and had the lights at the rojic-walks. When this was reported to the meeting in ic Old South the answer was voted to he satisfactory; one individual only disscnt)g. Then the committee of seven was liosen out of the former committee, and hat a committee was that! One wishes, as c reads the names of that committee, that c had been born a century and a half carer, and had been a citizen of this old city f Boston in those patriotic days; for, jicrliaucc, lie might have boon a participant in rose memorable acts. This committee was istruuted -mark the word "instructed"- to rrry the vole of the town to the Governor ud Council, which was that their former anwer was by no means satisfactory, ami that otlung less w ill satisfy than a total and imicdialc removal of the troops. Mr. Adams was chairman of that comniit e, and it is recorded that "he discharged is duties with such intrepidity, consumlate ability, and liniinc&H as not only to scare the object then demanded, hut also the unurauon 01 ine world through all coming ges." The committee was received, as bc>rc, by the Lieutenant Governor, who reamed a similar answer -that be bad not the owcr to comply. Jiut Mr. Adams showed onclusively, though brielly, that, by the barter, be bad the power. And Hutchin011, not being able to meet the argument dvanced, consulted Col. Dalrymple in a rliispcr, and then remarked thai one of the eginieuts should be sent away. "At this lilical moment," says Tudor, ,"Mr. Adams bowed the most noble presence of mind, 'be oflicers, civil and military, were abashed icfore him. They shrank from the arroance they bad bitberto maintained, and their eliauce upon standing armies forsook them, .bile the speaker, seeming not to represent, til to personify, the universal feeling and pinion, with unhesitating promptness and igniflcd lirmncss replied: "If the Lieutenant Governor or Colonel Jalrymplc, or both together, have authority j remove one regiment, they have authority i> remove two! And nothing short of the otal evacuation of the town by all the rcgutr troops will satisfy the public niind and reserve the peace of the province." Colonel Dalrymple wilted, auil pledged his iouor that the troops should be removed, and hat immediately. And they tnre removed. Who that walks down Washington street his sixth day of March, A. 1). JH73, can take a, can realize the full import of that memorble assembly ! Here stands the Did South; icrc is its steeple; here is its clock ; here is he room which covered the patriots, and rcouuded to their eloquence in behalf of the ibcrlics wc now enjoy, about a hundred ears ago. Then the suburban tsnailation vas small, and was widely scattered. In S64, at the time of the Burns' rendition, rem Ihc suburban towns and cities the patritic, liberty-loving citizens lulled and tilled he streets. In 1770, the men of Boston own alone managed the business. And yet he active l<artki(iauts in the atfrav which >recii>itated the events which led to the revoiition, came from the country towns! There t ore patriots out here, this south side of Boson. There were the Heaths, the Welds, ml Scavers, in old Koxbury. There was niuister Samuel Dunbar, in Stoughton, now antoii. Thete were the Fishers, and Kndiott?, and Ameses, of Dcdham. And their lint lock guns: were ready strung and waiting a their kitchens for the summons. Kitting here, and recalling the crculsul the lay, one feels small and dwarf-like, and is ishamcd of what lie is and of what he does. For the deeds of the men of that day were so ;r.md. so noble, so classically heroic, so historically pie-eminent, that one is almost ishamcd to claim relationship with them ? ishamcd because one feels how inferior lie is ii all that goc< to make up rial manliness of haracter to the men of that day. " Why, ii that elder day, to be a Hostvniin was greater than a king." Canton, Muss., March (' , D73. Our Colored l.atiorri*. We have recently read with regret, in pa|s rs published in distant cities, paragraphs reflecting on the colored citizens of this District as mainly del>cndent upon public and private charities for their support during the past winter. These statements arc alike unjust and untrue. The colored citizens of this District will compare favorably, so far as their industry and tlieii prosjicrity are concerned, Willi uuy other class. True, the publie works have made a demand tor labor , and those colored men who ha\ e flocked liere to dig, to drive teams, or to aid in lavinc pavements arc uut wealthy. Their whole property is in hones, sinews, and health?not m Government Five-twenties orC'redil Mohilier bonds. Hence, whifc they have health and strength they van support themselves ami families. When, however, winter eotucs on and tlie works are slopped ?\vhen eonUactors fail to pay, or when their health is impaired ?they are naturally in straitened circumstances. Tlicv ha\e 110 ' marjin-' to rely on?no extra divideuds?no cou{>ons -anil thc> need somo assistance from the generous puhlir. Hut when the spring comes these men will go forth cheerfully to labor, and it will lie by their strong arms that our metropolis is to lie made worthy of the uaUou. Neither paseiou, party politics, or caste should be permitted to prejudice the national public mind against these useful and meritorious toilers, because they have not been able to earn their bread during the severe winter from which we are just emerging. "Let pot ambition mock their uscfiji toil, Their homely joys and destiny obscure ; Nor grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile. The short and simple annals of the poor." ?Daily t/uoiticlt. THE H ] [fro* tkt T-llOto EUI. Tl?c Lflleii "< Eatli/ (jmi to WaahlB|tan sard (too 1 tit oca to Earth Kaatsn. Ihr Hour* o Oihti tmu illi Atcouol ?l lh> B>S'|U> lit Uaaarar of Ma Aiaata. No* ril fcAF.t'tN, j ( with U ttl tlx.- Klatr: uv MBaatchowibi,) Mar.lt It, 1?73. ; The Credit Mobikr bizuU no excited tut j that I coodent stay in the <juict and clwit | sharks uv the Corners, while-it wuz soin on i u ui:(c lue cam?.?i were win uiv uuxun j be also."' In the Credit Mobiler I smelt tar ; rion to whom I alloo-1 as to liuzzard it i[ not necessaay to ?|>ecifv. I went to WashI iugton. I The stale uv lljint; -> at the capital -urprisci inc. I spewed that I shood Hnd suthin th'-t j I cood turn to account in aasislin in kivenri i up this swindle, the same ez I yoosed to dc I in the good old days uv Bookauan, but I wu2 disappintcd. The ltepubtikin members refoosed any concealment aud insisted on committees and Mich. When the plague wuj ragin in London the dead carts wood draw up afore the houses and the driver wood howl, " bring out ycr dead." When Credit Mobile! raged in Washington, the |>eopk yelled to Congress, "bring out yer dead." lied it bin n Dimocralic Congress, wc wood liev gone to the door and swore that we hed no 'lead, but not so with the present one. " Bring out yor dead!" shouted the people. "Here are the cor|*.es!" sed Congress, cheerfully, and these wur. then laid out on cnolin hoard" and ready t" Ite sent home foi burial. ! It wuz a most unprecedented proceedin. In the old times ef a Democrat devoted to Sunday skools and tciupcruuce, hed 1>iu inn >centty led hy a plotliu skecmer to act ept slock in a Credit Mobiler the skecmer tallying the stock till the dividends sliood pay foi it, and so on- and charges hed bin brot agin bint, wat wood liev happened? He wood liev riz, and, pintin calmly to his Sunday skools and temjsuam-e, wood liev indignantly asked cf a lite devoted to Sunday skools and temperance wuz to he blasted on tlie mere assertion uv a plottin skecmer who lied not devoted his liTe to Sunday skools and temperance? And the Democratic House wood liev voted him clear and liev cx|H?lled the ac <-us?:r, and each member wood bev tripped "aily to draw the dividends on the stock wich lie held. I lied a curiosity to sec how the conslitooents uv the great Ames wood receive him, and 1 lied ail opportoonity to gratify that curiosity. Mr. Ames sc.jested to 1110 that I shood go, and he slipped suthiu into my hand. I fell iuto his trap the same oz the placid Colfax did, and sed 1 wood go. " Kf my i>eo]ile insist on given me a recepshun," sed he, "see to it that it is spontaneous. I hcv a conservatory wich it may he worth your while to sec? cf they want flowers to decorate the table*?but cnull'. Speeches will be necessary, and we must hcv em, but see that yoo select men who will do it spontaneously. Were I a hard man I cood make it uncomfortable for the honest freemen in North Kaston who shood refoose to cheer at the proper time, but 1 will say no mnro. My family doctor makes a good Hjicech, aud the school teacher is a poet. 1 have heard that he lie/, an idea uv writin a iiocm in wich 1 am to be crowned with laurels, and the ages do homage to me, and possibly lie mite hcv it done io read at this rcscpsliin- but uv course it aint for me to say. My factry will turn out strong, uv course. Hut go and visit North Kaston." I did so. Mr. Ames lie/, a factry at North Kaston wich makes shovels. The physician doctors sick shovel makers, and insists on bringin into the world embryo shovel makers; the store-keeper sells goods to shovel makers ; the teacher teaches young shovel makers: the shoemaker and tailor labor for shovel makers, and the preacher preaches to shovel makers. Mr. Ames is the boss shovel maker?he i-. the siai of this system. Kf he lied ljustid in this Credit Mobilier, the factrv would hcv bin closed, North Kaston wood hcv vanished into thin air, and a few years hence all that the curious traveler wood find wood be the last shovel maker - a gray-haired man, sittin on the rooins uv the bilcr-arcli, starin about in a wild, vacant way. Mr. Ames owns this shovel factry in North Kaston, and North Kaston blecves Mr. Ames to be honest. They reject with intense scorn the idea that lie ever did anything wrong, or that he could do anything wrong. So the next day aftor mvarrival, and after 1 had in tervicwcd tlic leadiu citizens, a public rcccpshun wuz tendered Mr. Amce -a s|>outaneous rcccpshun oil the part uv the ]>eople, uv with Mr. Ames wuz kept in profound ignorance, and I wuz requested to direct it. I sejested then that it he held in the skool house, (wich Mr. Ames built,) and that the music be furnished by the North Easton baud, (with Mr. Ames equipped.) It wuz deemed necessary to give the proceeding a religious cast, so I requested the pastor uv the church with Mr. Ames attends to ask the blcssiu. The family physician uv the great and good Ames wuz set down to preside and propose his health, and the general committee uv arrangements wuz made up from the storekeepers who do business in Mr. Ames's stores. The clerks and book-keepers in Mr. Ames's factory were distribitcd along tlic tables at rcglcr intervals to produce spontaneous applause at sich limes cz 1 shood iudikate. Here trouble set in. The family physician lied relatives away from North Easton, and be didn't like to do it. "Prepare your speech!" sod I peremptorily "Mu-t 1 say," sed this wretched man, pale with anxiety, "must I say that Mr. Ames is an honest man, wicli is the noblest work uv hod, (wich I liiccve it is the noblest work, there is so little uv it,) and likewise that he is gold wich hez passed through the crooci1,1.. ........ ...o ....... 1,-i. lloavcus! must 1 ? Is there u? escape ?" "Must yoo? My fricud, I shood say so. This spontaneous galherin must take place. Kf yoo refoose do you know wal will liap|>cii to you? Another physician will prescribe the nimble cathartic and the cuergetic emetic another's calomel will wrench the bowels uv North Kastou ami make bizness for the undertaker. Uy the way, cz the undertaker hez an interest in yoor continyooancc here, he ought to do half the si>ecoh makin." The frame uv mind uv this physician may I he inferred from the fact that he didn't see j the sarcasm uv this last remark, Hut it j coodeut hcv bin expected. | "An honest man is the noblest work uv Hod, and gold from the croociblc," groaned he : "Is there other impromptu remarks that I must make?" "None. These are the reglars and will anscr. Hut don't be cast down, my friend. It is only for a minit,and after yoo he* done sieh things a few times yoo won't notis it. I He uv good cheer." j The night came. The skool-liouse wuz I illoominatcd?the tables wuz ornamented | with dowers; the Ameses were grou|>cd, the clergyman ottered up bis little prayer, and i the catiu went on. At its conclusion the I doctor rose, and addrcssin the great and ! good Ames, remarked that his friends and I iicighliors bed met that they mile extend to i hint the hand uv welcome?{hat they met ez friends and neighbors, to show liini that they i hed the most perfect confidence in his hon' esty and integrity, and that while wicked ; men hed endeavored to blast his fair name, l North has ton hed alluz looked upon him ez , an honest man, wich wuz the noblest work i uv tiod," ["Hear, hear!" from the supcrin' Undent uv the cast shop, and three cheers j proposed bv the second hook-keeper in the : factory.) But ez there w uz others wich hed (woie flooency present, be would close Uj pcrposiog ez a sentiment, "Hon. Oaks ' Ames; like gold from the croocible, lie hez passed the fiery ordeal aud comes out ]>urci | aud brighter than ever." The doctor sat down the most depressed man I ever saw. But he bed doue all the) i wc expected uv him. He bed got in botf I nuotaabens, and bis speec h, ez be spoke it ' didn't vary materially from the slips wict 1 bed been printed the day aiore the banquei 1 for tbe press. ; Ml>ur guest replied, than km em for tbe spon laneoos triboot, wich wuz the more gratify it ; becoz it wuz spontaneous and unsought. H< , i wuz strong in the consciousness uv reclitood ' , Troo, he bed sold stock to members uv Con jgrcM fur leu than it wuz worth, but wut EW NATION. that briber*? He tru-t< -I hh viadicashtn 1 hi- friend* and neighbors. Other specebcs wuz mad' The defame i (i the ;rcat and g9oi nun wre den otto ei lies I'jijuieJ rillaSu,u4 t!.-_ tu.ldin u>. a t the- I'uhli ir'iL :i the jatrv from tl Erie eanal to date, ?i- n rifx I hi ahi ity, by the enthov a.-te i^ nt of the laitr So eoini'Iimcntary were thc-c speeches th I, tnysclf, o0t to fcehn that in the arti? les u Konun integrity and truth and ?i< h, the lal ; Washington wuz a thief Ik -elr- Itlr. Ann i hie enthusiastic man, the princijial "of M : A men's skool, read a [>ocni nv hi- own. i with he had Mr. Antes lnin . rowued w it laurels and furher ajjes doin homage to bin wieb wnz an cxeecdin wrenchin effort for man on so small a salary. Hut lie know 1 km to mate hi- situation fMMMto. j At II p. m. (Ms fHtnen imhIi 1 r.uz over, TV -ervanls uv the great an 1 I good Arae.i carefully gathered up the cliche ' and Bjx'on- an'! sith and took cut hack to tli Antes mansion the fragment- wtiz collect" ' in large baskets for the great and good man' ' pigs and jioultry for the great man is thrift 1 and wont waste notion lie distributed tli flowers among the ladies, ami North Kastoi ' retired to its virthuoous coin h. The reecf shun wuz a success, and it didu't est tli great Ames to exceed res', imloodin ni charges for arrangin it. I llunk seriously of niovin to North Ka-toii J I kin make a better sjiecelt than the doctor a better prayer tbaa the minister, and U sling a belter |Hieni than the skoolmastei i'.tit it 1 -hood liev many sicli oveushens fo sicli services, I -hood waul better pay thai I any uv em git. I kin afford to risk that however. The great and good Ames know talent, and I know the great and good Ames I shel pilch inv tent in North Kastou ef pos j siblf. I'KTUOI.Et'M V. N.VsliV, (wieli wuz Postmaster, t The buii ta Arbitrators. 91?S>iinienl Jitta of .Mhrr In lie l'ie*eiit?M ' iratoiM of the Genera Conference fro it ' Unit, nmsll ....I w ? ?. ?? Three sets of silver, to he presented ou he half of the United ht-itcs Covarumcnt tocacl I of the arbitrators of the Geneva conference front Italy, Brazil, and Switzerland, h:tv< i .just been completed by Tiffany & t of tiii: I city, by order of the Secretary of State 1 Neither of these gentlemen would accept o j compensation for his services from cither the j country or England. The order for the man ! ufaeturc of these sets was given to Tiffany j ! Co. early in January last, and with a strie j order that no outside parties should know fo: what purpose they were to he made. Th< I sets, which are exactly alike, arc composed o ! solid silver oxidized, and for beauty of dc j sign and artistic linisli have probably no ; been surpassed. Each set consists of tw< | candelabra, a pair of vases, and a large punel howl. The latter is twenty-four inches ir \ height and eighteen inches across the top j The inside is lined with gold, and ou tin j sides are two tigure-licads of Jiaechantes ] Each of the candelabra is thirty-one itichc: | iu height and represents a female figure sup I porting twelve candlesticks. The vases an | fourteen inches high, and 011 each side arr two allegoiical figures representing commerce and agriculture. The combined weight ol the three sets is 3,.'iS4 ounces. Engraved on the front of the first centrepiece is the following inscription in English : "The United Stales of America to Count Frederick helopis, the arbitrator named by j His Majesty tlie King of Italy under llie pro1 visions of the treaty between tbe United J States and Ilcr Ilritannie Majesty, concluded at Washington May S, J*7i, us a mark ol ! their appreciation of the dignity, learning, | ability, and impartiality with which ho dis ciiurgcu ins minimis mines ui itcncva."

On the second the 11:1111c of Viscnmli d'lta juha, tlic arbitrator named by Hi.Majesty the Emperor of lirnzil, is engraved, while 011 tlic third is that of Mr. Slucinplii, the arbitrator named by Ilis Excellency tin 1 President of tlic Swiss Confederacy. The work 011 the first set was completer March 11th and immediately scut to Secretary l'isli at Washington for examination and elicited the following reply from him : IJKI'AKTMKNT OK STATE, Wasiiixotox, March 12, lsTo. J/tiMio. TiJ)any If Co., Cuiou Syuure, A. F.. Gentlemen : The box containing the |ire | sculation set for Viscount Its juha was de | livcred here this morning by Adams Espies: 1 Company. 1 desire to express my satisfac | lion with the design and execution of tin several pieces, and to thank you for the ex ipiisite workmanship, which I think docs credit not ouly to the manufactun rs, but t< the country. Tlic set is returned by Adam: Fx press Company this afternoon. Vcrj shortly you will receive the wishes or tin department as to the shipment of the three sets. I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant Hamilton F'isii. I The silver will he sent to Minister Wash I burue, at Paris, April 2d, and will he for I warded by him to each of the Ambassadors i Each set will be put ill a separate ease made ! especially for the purpose, and built of solic mahogany, with brass mountings huaviij gilt. The dimension of each case is four feel iu length, tweuty-eight inches wide, ant tweuty-live inches deep. On the outside 01 a plate is engraved the name of the owner The inside is lined with green velvet, and i: ! divided into different apartment-, for cacl j piece of silver, which will he fastened so thai uo accident in transmission can occur. I The silver was placed on exhibition jester j day afternoon for the first time, an?l was mi | uutely examined by a number of com|ieteii | judges, who pronounce it one of the 1110s | elaborate pieces of workmanship ever pro ! duccd. After the receipt of these eases hi i the owners the lJritisli Government propose1 to show its recognition of tin- arbitrators sci \ ices in some similar way. Tillanylv Co will send with the cases a letter to each o the recipients requesting them to have tin three sets placed iu the Vienna exhibition a a sample of American workmanship. Tin cost of the sets is not known, and lire mauu j faeturcrs are not at liberty to inform any one I They will he on exhibition until next Tucs day, when tlicy will he placed in tlic case { ready for shipping. Mtw York H'vrlJ, 27M Tlic Color War About Elided. ; The uiosl sigiiiiicant feature of the inaugu | ration festivities was the grand hall, attcmlei by tlic President, liis t ubinet, and the for j eign Ministers, and by citizens "wilhou i distinction of rate, color, or previous condi > lion." social equality," the 1 resident hu< ' just said publicly from tlic ( upitol, is not: i subject to be legislated iqtou, nor shall I as I tliat anything tie done to advance the socia ! status of the colored man except to give bin ' a fair chance to develop what there is gooc in him;" and these words, interpreted by liii action in the evening of the same day, inarl an epoch in the national feeling toward the colored race. They conlinn the opinioi which we expressed last week, that with tlx Forty-second ('ongrcs the war pcri'xl endc< for whites and blacks alike. It lias taker j eighty-four years to place the head of tlx lie public on a social equality with the sorvih | population of I'i'J; but that J?eing effected j to the lasting credit of the Americ an people | there remain* no excuse for the old part; i divisious, and little reason for sup|<oaing tha ! j on general questions of public policy then will be any greater unauiuiity among thi 11 blacks than among the whites. West 1'oin ! cadets dancing in the same set with tlx ' | wives of colored Congressmen ; .las. Brook I renouncing his opposition to the colored rac. .! in return for tlic exculpatory vote cf hi. col t j ored colleague.; < uhan annexation urgc< , > not by white Ilemocratle filibusters, hut b ! | colored Jtejiublr'ans in convention ; colore i Bo. Umian-. petitioning the Massacliusett I i Legislature to expunge its censure of Mi t Sumner for his battle-dag resolutions?sue! , are some of the signs of the times to wh;d this Congress of the trat,aiUia ha. delivers J us, giving u. tor a cue not the suppression c t the Ku-Klux, but the abolition oi the frank j tng"privilege, the civil service regulation! _ j and the Credit Mobilier investigation.?t-'i I ' ckangc. . f ?CUsper, the Oxford boat builder, has r< - ccived order, for buddinj; botii the C ainbndg i [ and Oxford boats for this year', race. A.L E HA. lo ? In Vir Orlranx. n, Nr..v *?iii ka.n>, M.inli a !.?!_ meet* *1 tug ! prominent SoreJ It- publi atis we JI, bel'l ! -t nigh' the M. Jan.-.? hapel. ,e Mcst:- Aub.-.cc.i _riharc.Iir wu. Barber, |. DiHoub:. tiair, Allan, Herbert, t/uiun, r l?r?Iri'pie.-, .id'1 either* parte ipatol. Along ,1 *cri?-* of resolution* wire aduplol. The iV first, seeoml. .end third indor Judge 1'ur(, rcll, W. II. Hunt, Itcckwith Beltings, <oua, tor Mvrt'-n, the New Orlean* HrpuMt an r_ newspaper, ami the Kellogg Mate governi, inent, ami eoniplinient l*rr-idcnt tlrtnt for I, hi* devotion |o Ucpuldie-an principle*. Tlie following arc given in rafouo : ;l H'pJrr,f, \\ . declare our unfaltering deve>h lion to the principle* anil dextrine* of the Kcpublicnn party, hut confess that our confin eh Dee hue been weakened unit our hone* ,T;^ ,11 appointed in our Congressional delegation | who, elevated t" [wsition and influence by our suffrages, have ignored theirconstituents ,1 in the distribution of patronage. We recog,1 ain mi Km. P. 1>. 8. Ffax fchack* n|?innb v ' ative ni.m of his rate, and deservedly the most popular Kepuldiean in Louisiana, a true n j friend of the w hole stale and the pride of his ; constituent*, a remarkable example of persrc vcring industry an ! a brilliant illustration of v free institutions, and standing as he does,, conspicuous l>efore the nation, we point to him w ith pride as one of the few members of Congress elected from Louisiana since its reconstruction wljose -kirt.- are free from ?u.v pieion of fraud ? 1 corruption, and who rej* ,? resents a constituency that delights to do i j him honor. Hcsolral, That we are dee ply pained at the J j failure, to accord to lion. i". 1!. s. I'iiiehback ; 1ms seat in the- United state- Senate, to which lit has been elected by the General Assembly of Ismisiam, a body elected by tlm people, legalized by tie- highest judicial , tribunals of the Slate, sanctioned by the j Federal courts, recognized by the United, j States Senate, and protected by the President ; and should this injustice be pcrpctu-' * ated by a Republican Senate we fear that it would be impossible, tiudcr the popular re- : vulsion ou one hand, and the powerful and progressive influences now in operation l>y , - the opponents of Kcpuhlicanisin on the other, i to guarantee the fealty of the masses of our : people to the Republican party in the future. J The exclusion by the Louisiana Congres-i s vional delegation of Governor Pinchbaek and i Hon. John Hay, two recognized leaders of ' the Republican party, and its noted element s of strength, from consultation in dispensing , - Federal patronage in Louisiana was ail act 1 i offensive to us, which calls for our unqualified ' t eondcniuation, and more than demonstrates i r tliat our confidence was misplaced. ' lic*ohfl, Iu Xcw Orleans alone there is | f an intelligent and cultivated population of color, exceeding in votes the entire white t Republican strength throughout states where > Republicanism is unquestioned and utiqucs- i i tionablc, who should be considered and con- i i suited as representative men in the dispensa. lion of patronage at least equally with our ' white friends, many of whose affiliation with j . our party is bounded by official prospects. ; * Uesolvt'l, That wo have just cause to } grievously complain of the summary removal ; s from federal positions, since the election, of ; | reliable and efficient colored men, upon | i ] charges of incompetency, after a protracted i i j and satisfactory service, without any com- I plaint. In our theory of government the Legislature is supreme, and all attempts of | any department to impair its integrity, reflect ! . u[?ai its character, as>unio its prerogatives, | or compromise out of office through undue or improper influence our Representatives, duly : I elected, justly alarm us. The alleged con- : I duct of persons who were elected by the peo- j I pie, and returned by the legal board, iu j , j placing their resignations in other hands, i subject to individual caprice, creates the . greatest suspicion and demands a thorough in- j i vestigation by their respective constituencies, j Equality on Juries. The following resolutions were adopted at a large meeting in the city of Trenton : I AVWced, That the conduct of I'. Is. Mar- i slial l'luminer, in not euipaiincling colored ' , citizens on United States juries, meets with 1 the just censure and condemnation of every intelligent citizen of the State who is not bought up by Samuel l'luminer or some of his . friends. liesulecd, That we, the delegates representing the several conn lies of the State, endorse in full the letter of Rev. Win. E. Walker to ' the Hon. Attorney General Williams, and desire cither the removal of Samuel l'lum; incr or that he he compelled to discharge his duty as the laws require. ' /.'esoircd, That the letter wi itleu by Ilev. ' Ei isbce Cooper and others, of Salem, to the * Attorney General in respect to Marshal I'luirimer, is a gross misrepresentation of the sentiments and feelings of the intelligent citizens of the Stale, and that lie must have been paid . well for it, as several of the delegation have ' ' heard said Cooper denounce Marshal l'luiii- j mcr for his refusal to recognize our citizen-! liiiolic l, That we hail with joy the lew timely words of General Grant in hi* inangu' ral ill our behalf, which is in tlirc t opposition 1 to tho course pursued by Marshal l'limimcr. Iletolccd, That tlie statement which Marl shal 1'lummcr lias maile to the Attorney I General, in reference to llev. Win. I. Walker, i and to which llev. Mr. Walker has taken oath before a Justice of the I'eace that it is 1 unquestionably false, rciid.r. said Marshal 1 unlit to oecU[iy any honorable and lespecta1 blc otiiee. liesolveil, That we demand, in the n.uiieof - ja-tiee andcommou decency, that our political rights and privileges be res|>ected b> I 'uited 1 States officials according to ihe rcquU'uiueut* t of the < on-tiliilion of the ('tilled .States ; for it is a tjagraut outrage and wrong from the i pally to whom we give our votes to with5 hold, ignore, or deny to us our lights. ' licsolcai, That we also regard it as a lla grant outrage and wrong lor the party for ; I whom we vote to wilhhobl, ignore, or deny i - to us the rights to which the law entitles us. 1 Resulted, That the great principle- of \?t: litieal espedieucT, of justice, propriety, and consistency render it necessary that our rights and privileges should he maintained | intact, and should he so fortified and secured . 1 j by the law-making jmwer that tlicy could not Ire withheld, denied, or ignored. Rcsolced, That, as the States of Xcw York, i Arkansas, Mississippi and Florida have recently passed llio civil rights hill in the in- j . it-rest ui 11.. uewiy enirauciiizeu < ilizens, lli.s I State should at once wheel into the line, as . we regard it not only a.-, a simple matter of I justice anil right, but a duty they owe to us ' . as loyal and julriotic citizens. I , litmlccJ, Tlutt a copy of the?c resolutions i be forwarded to Attorney General Williams, ' , signed by each of the delegates now present, 1 with the names of the county they re?pccti | ively represent. l! M m. K. W'ai.ki.h, Chairman. John 1J. Hahwki.i., Sec'y. ' New 1 iiu ill Ihc Public M liools. J The following is an extract from l)r. j Waters ton's recent quarterly rcjs>rt to the 1 school committee uj?on the itverett grammar a school, located upon Northampton street: ; j Six classes ate now taught the u-e of the ' needle, which is considered a very great ad' vantage. This important branch of female | education lias, hitherto, licen much neglected. "It has such direct bearing ujioo the practical ^ duties of life, that one might expect it to bold * a pre-eminent place in any well-considered . scheme, of female education. There may be ^ 1 more showy and pretentious department* of ' instruction for girls, but there !? nothing * which will have a more jKiwerful influenee i upou their toniing life as sister1, daughters, j wives, aud mothers. * The committee would ., urge ujion this board the introduction, as far ! I as pracucanic, oi me general, systematic, ; ' ami thorough ioaUuction in sewing, that it ' may hold, at lea-1, iv> inai'Jttanl a place- in i" , the education uf ;iri? a? ina-it and drawing, [' v, hah, though greatly desirable, arc certainly I no more so, to any young woman, than the proper and skillful Uue of Uie needle?Bo*, fj' -be. j ?Thos. Chadwell, l*re?deot of the South ' : >'<uhville Street Railway, undertook to riile E" ] w ith a new driver the other night, telling ban. ' in response to the demand for tare, " I own most of this road," and getting this reply: s* " Well, you won't own it long if you don't ;e j pay me your fare ; that's all I've got to say I about it." flank* mid Ttuuklns Ihe 4'jiv toM of .1 Khodc Island lankc r who flours bod sixty yexrs ago. Ilw nan. was Dexter. Mr Dexter .artel a bank a il9,(W. which ha 1 a circulation of before sis mouths. The notes were Andrew IVxter'* iwoajisc to ;>uy th' Directors of the l>ank at the end of two years, "it l-cin; understood that ?? 1 Itn.i t .v.?i' ..... tw. -".it- ' upon {'i make payment unt.'. lie thinks proper." The basis of thi* convenient proviso ?i?, that Mr. Dexter was the principal stockholder, and, of course, know best when it would be proper to ray the notes. The main rule of the Lank was as follow The general lule should undoubtedly 1-e to jay punctually, but to U 's tlnre are important exceptions, su?.U as when * ar ran upon by broker-, or any persons whatever, ; merely for tho ; urpose." making a profit out of the injury and lo?- of the bank ; tlics. ought to be paid' only by drafts on the exchange j office (in Boston) at fortv cLit-' sight. The I*rovidencc hank should be plagued a? nr. h a* possible. by detaining th in as long a- it will naturally lake to count all kinds of sjh - i cie change intermixed in th* most deliberate manner. The char :e is very imjiortaut, and ought to l>e hu?handed as much as possible, never to take it away except where the ir.- > tcntion is to plague and delay the person. j Mr. Dextcr's bank had a single employ. . ' who with the principal transacted nil the business. We have all heard the story of the bank in Albany, Xcw York, which issue.1 - :n>- new, bright, and crisp looking bills. A drover, going West, applied for a loan. lie. was good, and it was voted him. The <pi< -lion ; came up whether it should be paid in 1 lis or 1 gold. Niid one honest old director: "I'm agin letting him have the tills. II. v .,! take : tliem out West, and the_\ will scatter around and there arc ten chances to one that we will never see one of those bills agin : and if thoy do ever come back, those real nice, clean- i looking bills will be all over dirt." This settled the question, and the drover received i the gold. The personal responsibility of banking I men has been frequently noted. The case of Hon. Alexander Mitchell, member of ( >>ngre.-.s from the First District of Wisconsin, and President of the mammoth St. Paul Bailroad Company, is an illustration in point. Mr. Mitchell's bank had fully $l,500,ono in circulation duruig the famous Western Wild Cat Banking days. Although lie was alone | responsible, the farmer* and the miners and the mcrehauU honrut.il tliosc bills rather than hold the gold. Once there was a run i on the bank. Mr. Mitchell, instead of an- j noying the bill-holders, tl rew open his bank-' ing house from daylight until late at night.1 and [ait on an extra force of clerk* that all ! might be accommmiatcd. Before the run j 1 had finely gotten under way. the very men 1 1 who had drawn the gold earlier, came rush-1 ' ing hack with it, and to get in and deposit, j jostled those trying to get the gold out. | When Mr. Mitchell wished to withdraw , Ids circulation lie had more difficult work < ( than when he wished to put it out. People I , would not give up the bids? all knew they j would be paid, and long after the limitation ! expired the banker was advertising and re- j sorting to every means to get in bis bill*, i l Although the bank was closed years ago, it i i was only as lately a" tl:. national currency : i came up that the last of the bills could he j i coaxed away from those who held them, and j exchanged for gold. There are few hankers j who would have done this, but Mr. Mitchell i never considered that he was doing more ' than his duty. Abraham Lincoln?A liltlierto I'npubllsbed Anecdote of the Late President. New anecdotes of Presidi tit I.ineoln arc sufficiently rare, but here is one which is authentic and characteristic, whether we consider the President's gooiiue s of heart or the naivete with which it found expression. When ('olonel Mulligan's Chicago regiment lay in camp away down south, one of the privates, call him Barney I> , in a moment of passion and intoxication stabbed and terribly mangled a comrade. Barney was one of the hard charac' rs of the com maud, and it was a matter of no surprise when the court martial sentenced liiin for this last and gravest of his many offenses to bo shot, and fixed the day of his execution. Meanwhile, to the surprise of every one, including the surgeons, the w mnded luon he- j, gun to recover, and was soon pronounced out , of danger. J'ublic opinion took the usual j turn. It was thought a pity, after all, to | shoot a line young fellow, such as Harney < was in his better moment* ; besides lie w;i- 1 one of the hoys, had been horn like them in Chicago, grown up with them, enlisted with i them, and fought with them. A movement looking to a petition fir the culprit's pardon I was set on foot, in which none joined more heartily than the wounded man, and the camp, which hut yesterday was for lynching Harney, now yearned to save his life, lint the General commanding had approved the find ing of the court martial, am! only the I're-i- . dent could interfere, and the regiment was ; encamped away from the telegraph lines. So that, though the necessary documents had been forwarded, backed by strong rccom- j inundations, there were grave doubts if the j merciful message which Mr. Lincoln win al- . most certain to send w ul! reach the camp in time. An cxprt s was scut to the nearc-t : telegraph station, thirty miles away, to carry 1 the message with all haste?ami all waited i impatiently. 'I'll.* l.ioht I.,,for*, t be C.I..I .1 Harney was to lie shot at sunri-e in ,\t day. No reprieve had arrived, ami reluctantly the I > Adjutant prepared the noce>.iiry orders, detailed the liriug pan v, arran >ej for tin: parade . The night wore on. It is safe to ay that not an eye was closed in tiie camp, and ' every ear was strained for hoof-beats froiu the east. 1 'aot midnight, one, two, three o'clock. There were movements in the gray ea-teni ky; the brilliant Southern -tar.-. !; paled ; it was almost dawn. Suddenly a faint sound was heard, as of a shout away to the !.a*l. The excitement ' became electric. Men rushed from their tcitU, l.ali dressed, and gathered in anxious groups. The ollicers were hardly les excited, and mingled with them. Then in rapid | succession were heard challeuoo nnd reply as the advancing party poed sen try after sentry, then the Uainp an ! -plash . hoofs, and, at la?i, burst into vie w the long 1 .ok< 1for messenger, covered with mud tro.u head ! to foot, wan and worn out, his horse panting and travel-stained and Lrui-ed, lor they had ridden thirty miles ?ince miouight along readthat were sluices of muj and water. Tin rider held his way slra.ght to the < done!'* tent and delivered his. telegram. It read thus: V?\v IUIOTOI, 1 tVi/ii cl Mulligan If you huv.n't shot IJa:- ' npv I? vr-f?il.int. A I ?v<m v '"They hadn't, and they didn't. 'I'm; Cincinnati Gnz*tU suggests that, a.several Mate Legislatures huce ink' n it upon themselves to censure (.'ongr<?s on account of the increase of * !?r , when, by the N'alional and State constitutions, the Ligiv laturcs have no authority, or shadow of authority over, or visible u>nn> lion with, Congress or Congressmen, it w ,uld l>e a good thing if C'ougresi would take .t ui>oii itself to censure some of the state Legislator* -. which the Gazrttc th nk? rithlvd'- :ve it. The 6*> zrtte isn't so f tr wrong. If a Legislature has the "cheek" to inform Congr- s? * Itat a single t state thinks of its goings ou, why may not j Congress inform a State what tl?e wl?o!e ua- i tion thinks of 11* antic*? "or instance, if I there is auy jwoortety in the i^g.slslure of' Ohio saying to Congress; "Ohio thinks you, a set of rascals, because you % oud to increase your salaries," why may r.et Otrtgre-s say to the Legislature of Ohio: "thenation thinks you a jarccl of foaU, because a good deal of vour legisiatmu is idiotic ?" liy au stem of j free exchange of opinion of this sort, touch truth might be disseminated. It would afford an inuocent amusement for the country, and enable a good tuany smai I politicians to see themselves as others see them.?Dr'rjii IW. i ?A grey eagle tntasiuing seven feet six inches front tip to tip of its wings was killed i in Uvurbon county, Ky., a lay or two ago. j ?The Washington organ of the color*'! people. tho Ni:w Nation ai. Kra, affirms that "there ha* been no ingratitude on the part ..f tho colored people toward Senator Mimner.no ungenerous fault-finding, no slow apprt .ation of his long battle in the : b?half." This speak well for the colored race, and furnishes u -triking commentary upon the action of the "white trash" in tho Massachusetts legislature who would cast dirt upon the fume and character of the old Bay ! Mate Senate:.- v. )'. /feral ?A Bangor bridegroom refused to go up to the altar because the bride had adopted the n;w weakness of parting her hair on one side. A sharp w ar of words followed, which resulted in a declaration on tho part of the angry youth that he had taken a firm stand, and that the hair must lie redressed, or he. would never look upon it again. To this the girl replied that he might leave as soon as he pleased, and leave he did. much to tho disgust of the peopf- who came to partake of the wedding supper. t-S500 Reward! L A Iir ? ? tub mmWM RAILBOAD. A RECORD OK Facts, Narrating the Hardships, Hair-Breadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of the Slaves in their Efforts for Freedom. K.V WI I.I.I AM STILI., 1 r many y? nr< eonnecte i with the Anti-Slavery Ofliro in Philadelphia. and (Chairman of tha Acting \ igi'ant Committee of the Philadelphia Branch of the Underground Railroad. Illus trated with 7J fine engraving* hy Bensell, Schell. and others, and Portraits from Photographs from Life. I roin a great number cf cordial letters com mending the Underground Railroad, the Author selects a few brief extracts only from eminent frier. Is of Freedom who have examine I the work. From Win. I.loyJ Gan'ismi: I have examined it with a deep and thrilling interest. It is a most important portion of Anti-Slavery history. Its reliableness, moreover, cannot be called in question. ft is a book for every household. From S. l\ Chase, ( hi ft' Just ire ?/ F. S. Sk pre me Court: No one probably has had equal opportunities with yourself of listening to the narratives of fugitive slaves. No one will repeat them more truthfully, and no stories can be more fraught with interest tlmn tl.oiro From J. M. M Kim A book so unique in kind, so startling in in crest, and so trustworthy in its statements, cannot fail to command a large reading now, and in generations yet to come. From Hon. Henry Wilson, I'iee IWsolenl: You have done a good work. I'his story of the heroic conduct of fugitives of oppression. Mid of tho devotion of their friends, will be read with deep interest, especially by the old friends of the slave in the stem struggle through which we have passed. I hope your labors will be rewarded by a grateful public. From Ifon. Charles Sumner : Tho Underground Railroad has performed it? part, but it must always be remembered grate tally, as one of the peculiar institutions of our country. I cannot tnink of it without a throb bing heart. You do well to commemorate those asaoti Ekted with it by service or 1-y benefit?the ?a viours and the saved. From Horace Cretin/ : Tor most of the years I have lived, the csoapof fugitives from slavery, an?f their efforts to baflle the human and other bloodhounds who tracked them, formed the romance of Ainerb an History. That romance is now ended, and our grandchildren will hardly believe its leading incidents except on irresistible testimony. I rejoice that you are collecting and presenting that testimony, and heartily wish you a great success. From II*//'. //. Fumes , F.I'.: Having rend this record of "Tift I'soKtifiiifM'Ni? ltAii.uoAi>," I can only say that it m a work of extraordinary interest ami of yrent calm as an illustration of the terrible despotism, which a little while ago reigned over us all, an I which is now thank heaven !j no more. Fi nn John C. Whittier : The, bot/L i > more interesting than am/ romance. It. will be of permanent value to tho historian of the country during the anti slavery struggle. / <hecrfnUy commend it to the public favor. From (Jen. O. it. Howard: You could not prepare a work that would afford more instruction and int*r*-? * " - detailed In story of tlx; operation* of the socalled "Cndergrnund Railroad/' /am ilediijhied at the examination I hav?; been permitted t<> gi\ : the proof, an t think thousands will rise tip t<? call you hh*.- I for your faithful re< ord of our "legalized crime. / V'm Hon. Heart/ Hare if. Mr. Still s work appears to rne to he one of great interest, and J mo*t hear/it// unite in re t numendiiuj it to Ho ]?tbli<- attention: OM> ONI.V BY SCBSCICIITIOV. Bound in Fine Mnglish Cloth, extra gilt... $ I CO 44 Fancied Style, full gilt 6 00 * Sheep. library Style 6 60 Halt i'urk'-y Morocco... d 60 Wrv (iood Agents Wanted. Liberal Term* IJtfV red. WII.UA.M Sfll.I.. Author and i'ubliuher apriJ B No. 211 S. 12th street, i'hila. t-ir j:i:cistkr s on icr.t his: ki< j or Coi.' SHf.t, Wahiiinotov, I>. 0 , March 21, 1^78. Notice is hereby given that on 1 I KSI'AV, Apr-! I, 1873, "Aiil expire ail lie*.risen given by the I >i-triot of Columbia to all produce dealer-, peddlers, ar. 1 commercial agent*. Ail persons engaged in said business, trades, or professionsn ist pr mbd yrsstwsaid lieonsi in accordance with provisions of the amend*-1 act regulating license . approved June 20, 1872, --? ./ ?" >? * ? *ri any ira-;?-, occupation, or profession for which a license tax U irnj. /*? ! by t:.e lavj of tb* District of Columbia. ahall, at the tin. for j.r ^curing the taw. make application to the Register, an I thai! state, on !-r oath or af!ir r ation, such fa'! at may be applicable to heen ? ?.' * # ** "The Register shall then ii*ac t , th?- upph-ant a certificate -.tating th- ;Af:f j..ir kind of!: - en. for which applicah.u hat bc*-n made, and too amount of money require l by ! i* to be pa; l therefor. %*i i cer'ih ate shad be d?-iivere?l to the Collector, who - hall, upon the receipt of th" sum o money suited there.:i, g. .? acertifi' ate of deposit, ata'.ng the amount of money pai l and the kind of hcentc required, and it shall be the ity of the Keg;*;"- r to issue 4a i license. "Thai e/ery per-'.u liable for a license tax who may fail' - pa? the - .me t. fore engaging :n the bu?.for *i :ch a I.< ease tax may be required -hall, in addit. ,u to the licence tax irn posed, pay a line or a'.ty of not le?s than h ? nor more than fifty c / ':*r? for each o'fens*-. JOHN r COOK, mar27-2t keg er District of Columbia. feu INI oliM AI ION WAMTKD. I wi. ! **?y iro'ji my bUitr, "ho i.r*'l in Richmond, in., fi'lem j ?yo. Mr a'-h?r * - *iu Joseph Thoufieon. Auy information corivcren.g h:i wber?*b oi'.t w !1 Ge thiekfuily received by WASHINGTON TOoMP-ON, New Vork Mills. I) c.Ja county, N. V. mar2?-2t fcr IS FORM ATION W A NTK D. 1 left WashingO ii, l? C\, m 1S6.1, basin.; * daughter, about "< or 6 y<?r* of age. by the nvn of 'ieorgiana Jones. Any information &' b> ber whereabouts left nt the o4ce of the N?:? Natiojai. ?.*a wul greatly oblige HENRIETTA JONES, inarXT kl Port-au-Prince, Hayt J* Jli BALE CHEAP. Two r.ew two story houses, stua'ed 01 'th street, N. W., be'we>--i 15th aal 16th irtvti SIX ROOMS including Huh Room. Water and Ons throughout. Apj.ly to J.N. DICKSON, 1614 Mad:"" aprStf Ulnecn Jvvh and l*1* A

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