Newspaper of New National Era, April 17, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of New National Era dated April 17, 1873 Page 3
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From I If Wuhift|t)t tVt It Chron?<*>. 11th ieitant ' ^ The * tin titer Portrait. I t Mealing of talortd CMIae?a Ltil Kl?h( al 1 Hwcnln Hall-Speech of Hon. Frederick ll l)oagl?ia-Thc Portrait to he Purchased v h> Subscription. n The meeting of colored citizens last even- ' iug to favor the propo-iiion of purrlia?iup n and placing in the Sumner School building a '3 portrait of lion. CInitM Sumner waa largeU attended, there being present, among others, ^ Hon. Frederick Douglass, and Messrs. (;.t! '' Downing, I.. II. Douglas-, Frederick Doug- 1 lass, Jr., John II. t.'ook, Dr. C. II. Purvis, a J. T. Worm ley, J. A. (.ray. Dr. A. T. Au- ' K'iSta, C. II. I'elers, K. W. Tompkin*. II. (). I ^ IV iro-inrr *>wl I \V I ? -ri.? . .. S thence nuntliered about three hundred. R The meeting was opened by Mr. Downing " presenting the following gentlemen as officers <il the organization : l'residcnt, I-aae Cary, 1 vice presidents, James WorinJcy, John A. 1 Cray, Dr. A. T. Augusta, and John T. J dm- J.' ? n ; secretaries, Dr. I'urvis,Chas. II. 1'cters, ? It. \V. Tompkins, and 11. <). Waggoner, who " w ere elected. K Mr. Downing then ato-c and said that it had been suggested 1 y several parties that " the best way to commence the evening was ? to read the letter el Wendell lliillips to Mr. . J. B. Smith, of Uoston. Mr. striker was tien mtr<Hluced In the president and read the letter, after which he r< n.a lc an address review ing the course of the R <>id and the new school hoard, lie thought | ' that the hoard had a legal right to purchase the portrait of Senator Sumner, and he " tic-light that the |iortrait of ( harles >uniner 1 .in the walls of a school-house would lie as , touch aid to education as the picture of I lii ist over the ailar of a church was to Christian ' worship. He thought the course of the new is.ard was the |fNKst ingratitude to Mr. . -unit.rt. He pai l : m iutiiui tr.uuie ?. utc ? !. niral.le - :i:it' ; ; showed what the colored ...n to 11.tit tcltl over liis virtues in S( i.i '-t clnwiiiL' tern.-, ?:i)iti? lie war- thereat , henrhul r ol'the colored race. j ' M: . tr i? a young man ot ability, aud !! aiii - nnelv educated. He is easy and .a ... n the stand, and a fluent speaker. ' . the clow "i hi- addrwa Mr Ma H, ? i i, ? . ii. tt ;! the fu!!< wing resolutions, which j? wen adopted: j /.' - /. That it is eminently fitting and 1' j. if i that there should he a portrait of the *" II n < ! rule- Suinner in the Sumner School : fielding. 1 /.' I, That we. the colore 1 people of tin . t of Columbia, will purchase such a portrait. to he presented to the school. Hon. I rodcrick Douglass was then iutioduceii, and after ret-rring to the emptv . hen. lies, said M it :i Hi J!i?N. s Kr.i?. L?'>t tri-A^rs. a situ e the call for this pulnit meeting was s] pul li-hetl in the newspapers of this city, si thos uc'i whom it originated have been n suhji. ! I to a jierfect stream of unfair anil iinfi'ca l , i t l i -in. It has been freely tl chat''.' <i :t -prian; from unworthy mo- o lives j, in a c h. n ic i.wc of notoriety from b pet- pit.-; !i"in a desire to make a little ti political c.ii'ital . troin i restless and disor- ; ft ...... . . I-.. ... i I . T j.iui/.iiii -jui i o. ; irimi ine iivoiry 1 of certain bmilie*, which opjiosc each other IH vvilli"iit . .1 1 to the liL-ht or wrong <>f the tl measure a'i art w } ;<-! they differ, [cries of: ? "'-' a'i..!'- tin- iii..tii r;"] from a class, p ..f persons -'.igmaii/i I is . ar|iet-baggor.s, w ho ; a ; -a\ n > t i . >. and have n intcust in the af- c lair ol thi- Ibstrict. These criticisms touch n mo nowhere. I am not ashamed of this s iii-. till., ii--i ! the humble part I have taken f< a hiiiiL'in .I about. c an- here in the in- ' torest of a sentiment which needs no apol- b ogy. We arc here to render honor to one to o whom honor is due, [applause,] and to see : si that no action of any part of our fellow-citi-1 zens shall place us in a false and reprchcnsi- ! tl hie position before the country. My mission I1 to this meeting is a very simple one, and soon j s told. I have not been drawn here by any i love of notoriety or fondness for spcccli-mak- ! ? lug. I have had (piite enough of both, and t would even now gladly be excused from any- a thing more of the sort. I have not come here j t to abti-e or discredit the Hoard of Trustees j for Colored schools, l.ike every other col- . a ored citio-u ol this District, w ho lias the good | a of his race :it b -art, 1 desire t-i maintain the 'i honor and digndy of tiiat Hoard, 'l'liey may a not need my support, but 1 would rather a praise than blaiue, rather applaud than ile- j noutice, rather build up than pull down those ; in authority. This amiable feeling, however, ought not and shall not stand ill the way of my -tatine 1 tay honest difference with the action of the Hoard in the matter of the Sumner picture, i When the Hoard of Trustees, as originally ! j constituted, voted to purchase a portrait of i Hon. Charles Sumner, to he placed in the ! 1 Sumner School Huilding, I was out of the |v city, away off in the State of Maine, hut the c lightning brought me the news, and J was t deeplv interested in it. It struck n.e as a lit i a owl ),"?nnt;r..1 l.;i?.l? l? \!.- .....t .... ! : excellent proof of the gratitude and constancy f of my rave to benefactors. [Applause.] It i r nevi-r occurred to me that there ua- or could ' % be any serious objection to that measure of j r justice and gratitude. It was one of those , t simple marks of appreciation which not even j c tiie bitterest opponent could deny to Mr. ; r Sumner, and which even the enemies and I t contemner* of the negro would feel hound to 1 respect. It was therefore with surprise and 1 paiu that 1 read the proceedings of the Iioard I ( of Trustees of Colored Schools, since its en- j . largomont, revoking the action of the pre- i vious Hoard ; and thus deciding not to pin- : chase the portrait. I have tried to give the i action of the Hoard in this matter an impai - 1 leal consideration, and to give their argu- ; ] meats their full weight. It is said that it ; i- not the business of the Hoard to commemorate public men, however worthy, and if h this were done in tie- cn e of Mr. Sumner, i consistency would require that it be elonc in " the ca e ot ' ther-. ! Well, stippost we u<2< pt this line of ar< u merit. It amounts only to this: He deny to one what belongs to ail ; because we cannot put a pertrait ol the late '1 ha.Ulcus Steveus in the Stevens School Jiuilding, tliercfore we will not put a portrait of Charles Sumner in ; the Sumner School ltuilJing ; because we cannot pay all that we owe, w e will not pay any. j Thi is the sum and substance of the wtiole i ' argument. A truer and better p isiliou is ' : this : 1! we canuot do all that we would, we : will do all that we can. This would at least -how that uo have- a light feeling toward all. ["That's so." ) Siillicieiit unto the day is the evil thereof, l et us do what we can and ' leave the rest to events A man who will not pay a iust debt to one* of liis creditors i-roves that he would he dishonest toward ! i nil. ("You're right."] riut this portrait was more than a tribute 11 Mr. Sumucr. It was iu its nature an adornment to the school. In these later | days it las been discovered that school- ! i house- should be more than wood and stone. ' The v ought to suggc-t great ideas?thought, taste, and refinement. Owing to the depths of depredation from which we have come, no people need such suggestions more than we. ; In this picture after-coining generations of our people would see a great -chai n as well as a great statesman, it would be a lesson of faith iu their own worth and iu their own possibilities. Sumner's picture would stand for the great and all-commanding ideas which have given shape to our national destiny. Among all the vast strides which the Kepublie ha- taken toward justice to the colored rare there is not one in w hich it has not been anticipated and led by < bailee Sumner. I Tremendous applause.] It may he eaid that a. picture is a very small tloug. This is a great mistake. Man is a pi< lure-making animal, and the only | picture-making animal in the world. I'n-- 1 lutes do play and have played an important jait in the grand drama of civilization. 1'ietuic- have a power akin to song, (iive me the making ot a nation's ballads ami 1 rare not who lias the making of the laws. The same may he said of pictures. In the last election the 1'resideut of this liepublic made by pictures,and tbe whole l.iheral He publican party was unmade by pictures. The picture of ( karles Sumner in the Suuiuer ischool liuilding, looking beniguantly down upon the -able* children lor whom he * has done so muili, would have fitly held his liter and labors in memory, and would have acted as a power for good. It is said that the fioard of Trustees have no right to appropriate money for any other than educational pui poses ; and here I agree* ' rith the I5oar<! ml!rely. Thov eertatnlj late it.i right t.> appropriate money commited to thrir > an to any other tliau educaional purposes. Mv complaint is that thev lave construed the law under which they act rith unr. atonal!* and unseasonable strictless in the present instance. KdaeatiouU a arge word, and mean' much more than <>me aen imagine. There are tongues in trees, looks in the running brooks, sermons in tones, and lessons ot education in ] rotraits. { picture of Charles Sumner on the wall- of he School Iluilding would he a onguc, [applause,] a book, [applause,] and sermon [renewed applause] to every helolder. It would have told our du-ky cliilren tlie story of their deliverance in subtance and in detail, and through what labor nd suffering that deliverance was wrought at. A refusal to place it there, a vote to counermand a previous order for placing it there, aoked like an effort to tear from the pale row < f Sumner a well-earned and ncverirfcited laurel?a rude insult to a life-long enpfflrlar?un in.<yrr*r\Alls rftilltre ttlinifl rinK rateful commendation was deserved. Mind, do not Bay that thi?, ortlwt anything like this, as intended. Men's motives, like the ways f Providence, are often mysterious and past tiding out. [A voice, "Now you're talktg.") I speak simply of the action itself, "pnn it* face it was a rude and disgraceful espouse to the manifest claims of gratitude, 11 the more reprehensible because it seemed ) second the ell'ort made in other quarters t degrade and discredit the man at whom it as aimed. Mr. Sumner is a sick man. His fe is suspended upon a double thread. Any loment the lightning may flash the sad ews to the country that tho great Senator f Massachusetts has finished his course on ,k earth. I am not here to invoke a compassion h>r im. to praise him, or to solicit a monument >r him while living or when dead. Ills con.iousliess of a life well spent lifts him bernd range of our pity. Mis praise is a r< ecmed and regenerated nation, and his louuniont ?the broken fetters of four n.lions of our race. [I'rolonged applause.) It is said that by calling this meeting to <press our dissent from the action of this oard we unduly magnify its importance, his is a great mistake. This Board is suposcd to represent the very best intelligence ad moral worth of the colore 1 citizens of lis District. [Derisive applause.) To their amis are committed the progress and enghteniuent of our children. [Daughter.] heir proceedings arc given to the swill ings of the press, and their influence is not icrcly Territorial, hut national. It is, tliere>re, of very great importance that their ai oil should lie always right, and when v.iong is the duty of those who feel themselves ggrieved or misrepresented in a proper pint to set them right, and to undo, if pos Hie, wnaicver wrong tnoy may nave comlit to J. Happily for all parties in tlie present case lis can be very easily clone. We, the colre:! citizens of the District, poor as we may e, can raise the $.">00 to purchase this picare without touching one cent of the school linl. We shall thus relieve the Board of 'rustee- from any embarrassment on the core of improper appropriation, commend le sentiment that men ought to lie just be>re they are generous, and at the same time rove to the world that we aie worthy of our dvocate, benefactor, and champion, who is ven now suffering from assassin blows [treicudou.s applause] received for daring to land up in 'our defense when friends w ere w and foes were many and strong. This is lie true and proper solution of the question ctween ourselves and the Hoard, and it is no hi which w e can unite and all can rest ntisllcd. He closed his speech by suggesting that he money lie raised then and there for the urchase of a portrait of Hon. Charles uniner. Mr. (' . T. Downing made a lew remarks, Iter which a subscription list was opened, lie result of which was that more than the mount required for the pur-base of a porrait of Mr. Sumner was obtained at once. Professor Langston then made a stirring ddress in aid of the object of the meeting, fter which Messrs. Frederick Dougla?, (J. ?. Downing, Isaac C'ary, K. M. Mathews, nd John H. Cook were appointed a con:iiittec to control the fund. Adjourned. A Decayed Family. iaukruptcy of the Blalra?Lack of Ability tlie Cause. L'util receutlyour otherwise free ami prosH'l'ous country has lacked that which is to a lation what a choice bouquet is to wine. Everything pertaining to us has been somcvliat grievously spick-and-span. To strang>rs from countries more venerable, the smell if recent varnish has been too perceptible, md these facts have found their apologists n our midst. As a people we have blushed or, and have endeavored to shake oft", our tewuess as a curse. The odor of age was vauting. We have gentility, but it fairly oils in gold. We have choice families, but hey are not in the least threadbare in guise ir pinched in resources. Such a godsend as i "decayed family" has heretofore found no ncntion in American annals. But as wintet wrings frost, the lapse of time as certainly jrings decay to man. And so this country :an now boast of at least one decayed family. V family whose members have figured more >r less prominently in public affairs for thirtysix years, but whom tiie events of the la-1 ninety days must admonish that they have been set aside and left to a lonely contemplation of their not uneventful life. Wc .11,..1.. In 11,,, lilnl.-c The elder Blair, though not prominent in aubiic atl'airs for many years past, has the redit of shaping the destinies of his sons. Vet neither has achieved, in a wider field ;ven than the father occupied, anything like :he fame won by their progenitor. The . idest Blair has enjoyed a fame not much ess notable than that of his friend and pat on, Andrew Jackson. It may be said, with 10 violence to history and 110 discredit tc lacksou, that the student of political history nay be puzzled to decide where Jackson's lame begins or where Blair's leaves oil' They were necessary to each other, and they share alike, in the annals of their time What Jackson would have been withoul Francis 1*. Blair no man can decide. Whai Blair would have been without Andrew Jackson is beyond the knowledge of man to say And it is no mean compliment to any one t< say that he was necessary to rouud up tin fame of any extraordinary character. 1 hversi minds do not mult into each other, but rut their several courses distinct. But the high grade of helpfulness does no: appear to have descended from father to sons search contemporaneous records as we may uo instance appears where either of tin younger Blairs was necessary to any body The elder of the two served a period iu Mr Lincoln's cabinet, but cannot be said to hav< achieved success. The younger rcprescnte. a Missouri district in the House and attractei some attention by his free-soil proclivities lie accepted a commission in the anus , bu failed to distinguish himself, cither as retard valor or discretion, llis next prominent up pouring was as a Democratic candidate lb Vice President, ou which occasion he mad so free use ot lus pen that the leading orgat of his party proposed t > drop Ins nam; tVon the ticket. From the diist ot this defeat he . ... ij. oliiy to si cure a seat iu the Senate oi it. United States as a Democrat. From tha high position he managed to control ll, Cincinnati Convention for Horace Greeley and his cousin <>ratz Brow n. By that level age lie no doubt assisted to compel the sut render of his party at Baltimore. Th tragedy is known of all men. So, up to tlni event,"the younger lilair had succeeded i helping nobody but himself, and failed i rendering himself useful to any party undo the heavens. The Democratic party, comin at last ton true estimate of the B lairs, eooll shut the door of preferment in his face, th other day, when lie asked for a contiuuanc in his Senatorial office. The Blair family has thus completed it levolution about its primary?self. The sout lacking real ability, trailed largely upon p< ternal fame ; and as fame cannot be subst tuted for judgment, the bankruptcy into whic they have fallen was inevitable. They bav tried every party, helped themselves to tli THE NEW X Af honor* and and at last find them- _ o *el\c? crow tied the ?la?e of affairs, uNeither party v. ill lay claim to their annilii- goj lation* m the pn*t. No party will ever attain the i neck fellowship mill thein. They can neter a| |tirje their i_-artn<nt* of the nioatine** of de- am ! cat. to< Ilut t-vcu tb. e men hate their use*. The 1 stranger who come* here to take notes of u* ras | a' a people, cannot hereafter complain of the roa | newness altogether. The chaperone will hoi |x>Uit out to him this decayed family, and he we will acknowledge the presence of age. nig i Should he a-k why this family lingers on the ste, : shige, it ?ill he necessary to inform him that j !rai , the members religiously iielieve that the lie- s!a i public cannot exist a day without their su- das :|>er\isif n. He may also be informed that in soil their hearts they cherish the belief, that the no IJIair influence strangled a moneyed arist - sw: s racy in its cradle, put down the rebellion, ami 1 and reconstructed the South. The spectacle 1 has of this gentle monomania cannot fail to soft- : win en the hearts and blunt the pen of the hith- 1 cm erlo censorious critic, for the old world is full am1 of such families, venerable relh s of that an- oik i tl.juity we all revere, because we only know idly J it through tradition.?l.ittic Hock HepniUcan. er," III Honor of Johns Hopkins. das j tim I A meeting of colored citizens was held in the j Iiougla'-- Institute last evening for the pur- I s; i pose of exprc?sing their gratitude to Johns can | Hopkins, Esq., for his munificent gift to the . Wli icily, and especially to the colored orphans. ; des There was a large attendance. Mr. John II. wis Ilutler presided, with Mr. II. Clay Hawkins wh; ! as Secretary. After the President had re- uot j turned his thanks to the meeting, and ex- wra plained the object of their coming together, dist letters were read from Frederick D luglass i fice and John M. Langs ton, regretting their in- ! han ability to be present. A committee, mn- : the sisting of Messrs. (ico. Myers, Samuel W, ; thir Chase, Jr., Win. H. Bishop, Sr., Hubert cau I wwii-i, *)*?iiii ii. .->1111111, auu \jr. w;uj : mg . appointed to draft a series of resolutions ex- gim press:!ve of the sense of the meeting in re- ke.garJ to Mr. Hopkins' charities. After a in t ! -iiort absence the committee reported the are : following preamble and resolutions : con Whereas Johns Hopkins, Esq., has re- mill | ccutly added his name to the list of those ( fall t who in their lives have sought success only I slec j that it might enublc their warm-hearted ! is c ; philanthropy the more to serve the great still | cause of a common humanity; and whereas, the I for the (irst time in the history of Maryland, tin) i a generous impulse throbbing in the noble rial | breast ol one of its best citizens who, re! garding not the clamor of the hour, but real- In iziug the demands of the times at the dicta1 lion of statesmanlike views, unbiassed by 1 popular prejudice, lias elevated bimsolf above i I all other men in Maryland in the mode and | manner of the distribution of bis charity, and ai1(] | out of his private means donated to the pub- |aw | lie good, without distinction of race or color, nia, ! more than four millions of dollars to endow a f, ,]p | free hospital and a home for colored orphans q iu the city of Baltimore: therefore be it leg /.Y. by the Colored Citizens nf UaHimore an - i!j in mass meeting as9emldedt That Johns | $21 Hopkins, Esq., hereby receives our warmest q expression ol heartfelt thanks for his gener- phe ositj in regarding and recognizing our race : t0 j in his great act of munificence. j ] Jleuotced, That Johns Hopkins, Esq., will j0l. ever be regarded as the friend of the colored am; race, and that we will teach our children to s do honor to his memory when we .shall have p,L. . passed away, because of his noble liberality SOn of spirit and the comprehensiveness of mind i ,jea characterizing his conduct iu recognizing our i ,10r race as being entitled to equal consideration (]ie and treatment with all others. si,a Ilesohed, That a copy of these resolutions ro<; be presented to Johns Hopkins, Esq.. signed \ j by the oihcers of this meeting. \va The tirst speaker in behalf of the rosolu- sac tions was Mr. Isaac Myers, who said that the letter of Mr. Hopkins to the trustees was the j,ro perfection of Christian benevolence. He was j | the first great philahthropist who ever te- j wj,, : memhered the colored people. Peabody, ()ef I Girard, Astor, and Peter Cooper never t[le thought of distributing their charities among f0 , ' that race. The speaker ga\c an account of %vjj ; the hardships with which Mr. Hopkins had to sia contend after he had bought the property v;v upon which his hospital will be erected. w], Ilev. J. Sella Martin, of North Carolina, s;c] was the next speaker, lie also eulogized s am Mr. Hopkins in a very high manner, and ; i j drew moral conclusions from his munilicent pl01 ! charity, which were relished by the audience. L.]u I Kev. Klijah Given, of South Carolina, was am I the third speaker. lie admonished liis hear- cn| | ers to preserve Mr. Hopkins' name green in their memory, for he stands 1 igher than any man in charity. After the speaker had pro- ?^la , ccedcd for some time in this strain he con- m;', eluded. The benediction was then pro- ! j nouneed anil the meeting adjourned.?iiu'/i- ! c0l . more American, 'Mh inst. I (]tc -??? ?- C0l The Old. Old Slory. pre abt The pitiful story told by the poor father drc and mother of I.ucette Meyers has awakened | dm the slugglish sympathies of the New York cu people, and there is now at the otlice of the I no Herald a bureau of relief to which contribu- to tions for the Hubbell family are sent. The , ar>] Graphic, reflecting on the woman's case, . says: an There is no more touching story in recent the police annuls than that of Mrs. Lucette by Meyers, arrested as a witness in the Goodrich j or murder case. Au American girl, born in ! bot ! the Land of Steady Habits, she has been j twice married, and twice left a widow by i death. While yet on what ought to be the i | sunny side of thirty, she found herself forced j ' ; to become the sole bread-winner of an aged sen father and mother, a son of live years, and a clo nephew of eight, as well as herself. To sup- ?port live persons, she worked from early fa'1 morning to night, earning only from three ' and a half to four dollars a week. The wo- bra ' man for whom she sewed testified that she 'ad : i bought only a piece of dry bread for lunch, of ' i and that her clothes were "poor but neat." 1 | Seventy-two hours of hard labor were paid loo ] at the rate of five cents an hour, and she was ' at 1 a skilled work-woman, too! Pressed by the flui 1! wants of others, watching nightly by the sick ins body of an aged mother, whose constant re- sen 1 I ply to all questionings, "She was a good girl?a good girl, sir," is it great wonder it ' she kept the wolf from the door by means nia | which those who are well-fed anil detiaut in | na their virtue deem unlawful? Who, of her ess 1 brothers and sisters that have not been so hui " tempted, shall be the first to cast a stone at Tli her? This is one of the cases in which so- an 1 ciety is more cruel than the grave. Women rer ' 1 especially are pitiless to this class of sins in in 1 j their sex, but the crime of the man who Mi 1 tempts is condoned. Yet, if one ot those who, blessed with happy homes and plenty, ch: 1 were thrust into this poor widow's garret, to at work for a pittance in a daily treadmill, and i to bu tormented night and morning by the tal ' i rv of her nearest and dearest ones for bread, > c; . would she do better tliau tbe woman held up n to public scorn as "the mistress" of Charles h-t j Goodrich/ The picture ought to silence iel r' ; every lip, ahd make every heart pray, "lead '-hi I us not into temptation." It is too pitiI fully true that the majority of people know ge: no more of the temptations of the poor who gr; ' have others dependent upon them, than the s stone -teeples that call the rich to comforta hie thanksgivings. Here is a ".Song of the of r Shirt," set to homely hut most unchantiug Ira ' music, that cau scarcely he read with the ol ' sauie iutunaliou as lire fancy sketch imraor- co > Ulized by Hood. Vest Sunday the people of the City of Churches will dock to their pr 1 -aiictuuries, perhaps to thank God that they ? are uot such as I.ucettc Meyers. Will they ol ' think of the throng of sewing-girls who flock la e j across their ferries day and night, and pray sti that they may be kept from the temptations co of rich and honored citizens ? Will they think he ' of a young girl kept in custody because she de c bartered a caress for a loaf of bread for her ali 1 child, and think tenderly of her oue fault? de " Among the faces of apocryphal saints and " angels the pallid face of" Lucetlc Meyers r will peer ami plead for justice?oh, not in ?r' g' vain. 10 e llalltvn; C ollisions. Collisions between (railway trains excite j>' .s more public indignation than the giving out n( >, of a wheel, rail, engine, or bridge. Opinion t- never spares the hapless engineer; he ought th i- to have crept slowly around that curve ; to if h have slackened speed at that tunnel; to e have whistled cftener for the extra train, J, e 1 Does the public ask itseli what moves an en- ' th r t O X A L K1!A A N ter to jeopard lot good name, 1>? happiId** . A- .1 oim-h-up docs him no ?l, and - much "t"ro horrible to Irm cm track than tli ~e in case chair* at home. " be sustains a fwavy re?tx)Qgibimv iil> " 1 property, h * hap[>rn* lie to ',e r ?|v ,, lash into danger ? ["he truth is that railroad cctuianie- f?'cr ' hne?? in their engine*r-. tin tV pt it ds. ?rho*e pair of crowded tracks cannot ir <1 the prodigious traffic that beset, them, t] s?e a hundred trains running Jay ami I y lit, the year around. I >ok along yonder i j, am highway at this moment; a freight | jj in is drawn up ou the -iding at every chief! ^ tioa, waiting for the e\pr.-, or the mail to j c h ahead, when it will pull nut in hot pur-1 t. and travel as far as possible before the I ^ ;t succeeding passenger train f rce, it to j fa tch off and let that, too, go by. Track, -j I turn-outs are loaded wiih trains, all in y te. because delay makes trouble every- jj, ere. and only so can the work of over-! c< wrded road, he done, ricnce, an engineer's jr bition i? to drive a "smart" engine, i. e., j [j that pick, up its load and starts oil ra;- ' c< , llfwillly if it be also a "good ?teuni' which last i= the fireman's chief desire. ' ni rc-ight engineer who baulk, at the quick ?t lies between passenger trains, who loses r, e by caution, may find himself turned off i ? road. "Can't make the schedule time? tr i v you mi st make the timeaud if you i y "t do it. I will ge't somebody who can. C| icii such language i- used, the engineer, iu onttoo, takes chances he woulj other-; y e -hull. And this is doubtless the reason ; v, if he survives a smash-up, he is usually ti dismissed or degraded, though till public st ith blow s over he may be transferred to , ant or less conspicuous duty. To sacri- j n, him would breed trouble among the road rc ids. who know better than the public how ja disaster arrive 1. Anxiety to get some- cl ig and somebody that will "make time" j,]; se-, cn certain large roads, a curious shift- \ i; and swapping of engines as well a3 en- t! :ers, from one duty to another, instead of j j, piug a set of train hands and locomotives c( lie same duty until worn out. Engineers , ts goaded to what we sometimes call "iu-! 01 iprehcnsible" folly. Whizzing ahead at a , b a minute at night time, when a stone, ' t( en telegraph pole, broken rail, or sunken i jj per, may pitch the train from the track, j jt nougn to suggest caution ; but caution is j ft led in trying to got more out of the engine I pf 11 can be got, and to "make" a schedule! e that cannot be safely made.?April1 j*, - - - i"i iriiditiMits of (lie Pi usieii l.ltm (| -Some .lintel lit! C'liangcn ^ ? 3 !y an act t .a,gross, passed on the id of n reh, ultimo, " amending, consolidating, p i amending tlie Army and Navy Pension j f, s," several essential changes have been ; f, le. Among the most important aie the | s owing : | p 'lie rate of pensions to those who lost a . ti above the knee, and therefore cannot use ' n artillcial limb, is increased from 51s to! per month. f 'lie rate to those peisoos who have lost] p heating of both cars is increased from *8 I u 113 per month. ! p lut in both the above c.i-cs the increase i p s not commence till the date of the ex- 0 Ining surgeon's certificate. | j, L father or mother seeking a ponsion sliall p assumed to have been dependent upon the I n , within the meaning of the act, if at his tb lie or siie bad no other means of sup-1 s I than the proceeds of their own labor ami j p contributions of the son, but the pension i p, II be paid only so long as it shall be ne- p| sary for subsistence. y Vhero there is no record evidence in the n ir and Navy Department, in cases where p h lia;i heretofore been required, provision y made for supplying it by furnishing the f, of by other means. p "pon the death of a peiisioucr, or in cases 0 ere an applicant for a pension shall die j p ore the issuance of a pension certificate, I 0 arrears shall be paid otilv to a widaw or j ?

hildrcn under sixteen years of age. lint ] r, ere the party lias died in indigent circuin- } a nees, and no widow or minor children sur- | p es, payment may he made to any person | ? o lias incurred the expenses of tlie last | j incss or burial of tho deceased, fo the j n ount of sucli expense. ! a i ue ice ox surgeons 101 niawng oxanmia- ]j as is to be two dollars in each case, in- r ding postage. In case of Boards of Ex- t ining Surgeons each member actually pros- s : shall receive a fee of one dollar. c Ml surgeons' certificates shall be made in c plicate, one to be forwarded to the United j ites Pension Agent and one to the Com- a ssioncr of Pensions. j, if a widow is receiving a pension on ac- ^ int of herself and a minor child or chil- v in, and it shall be properly certified by a t li t of probate jurisdiction that satisfactory , of lias been made that the widow has t indoned the care of such a child or chil- f, n, or that, by reason of her immoral eon- t _t, she is an unsuitable person to have the tody of the same, then the pension shall . I l e paid to such widow, but may bo paid i s.i ii child or children through a guardian j, Anted for such purpose. . Vny guardian who shall embezzle the | | ids of his ward, or fraudulently convert j i same to his own use, shall he punished J a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, r imprisonment not exceeding five years, cr L h" 1 I'.S* ami lisit's. (l. "So you have finished your studies at the uinary? I was much pleased with the sing exercises, 'j'hc author of that poem diss White, I think you culled her?bids - to become known as a poet." , 'We think the authoress will become eeleited as a poetess," remarked the young J y, with a marked emphasis on two words v the sentence. 'Oh !?ah," replied the old geutlemaii, , king thoughtfully over iiis gold spectacles the young lady. "I hear "his sister was te an actress, and under Miss Ilosmer's . truction will undoubtedly become quite a ilptoress." Die young lady appeared irritated. The seminary," continued the old gentle- ' .n, wuli imperturbable gravity, is tortu-; te in having an efficient board of manager- | es. From the prcsidentess down to the j inblc-.t teacheress unusual talent is shown. iere is Miss Harper, who is a chemisties.s, ! J is unequaled, and Mrs. Knowles lias al- j idy a reputation as an astronomeress ; and | the department ol' music few can equal ss Kellogg as a singeress." rhe young lady did not appear to like the | air he was sitting on. She tool: the sofa th other end of the room. ''Ves," continued the old gentleman, as if: king to himself, "those White sisters are r\ talented. Mary, I understand, has i. I her attention to painting auj the ; i i... i, and will surely become famous as an i tr.;.-s and a paintcrcss, and even as a lee- i '? ] I A hold slamming ol the door caused the old ; m .nan to look up, and the criticess and n.iiuarianess was gone! :i si., ss 01 Death.?In 1870, the Academy I Sciences in Fans offered a prize of 20,Ouu 1 : ines (?4,000) for a simple but positive sign j; death which any non-professional person uhl understand and apply. The British idical I'rcti and Circular says: "The most actical and satisfactory one given was to a string lirnily around one of the lingers the supposed corpse; if the blood circu- | les in the least, the whole finger from the | rins ?n the tit, uriil swell and herome <li? lored. This depends upon the fact that, : .wevcr profound the syncope, or however ath-hke the person may appear, if there is j iv circulation whatever, the person is not ad. The test is simple and conclusive." { ?Mr. Garret, of San Francisco, is a patriot, j id kindly offered to take the told ."state Home til from Philadelphia and mend it. He offers crack '"the other side,' then to subject the I actnred parts to intense heat, sufficient to melt j e '.dges and fuse the metal; then he will run t,-w metal, and tn :ke the hell pood as new. ; inladelphia is indignant. If the Old Bell were >t cracaed. it would not be itself. And, it is Ided, in the indignation of tb* Quaker City, ! a: the palirotic relic might never be returned it should go to California. ?Twenty eight snows, making an aggregate J tpth of 5 feet 11 inches, i-: the snow figuring for j i? past winter. ' D CITIZEN. The Sonura Tragedy. 11- calling the drctnn?lancr? of tbe Somen ( ragedv at this remote perm!, when there i- -j o prejudice or jart ality to operate >'ti the \ ublic mind, it is amazing that the pe^etra- y r of that great crime should have bee n pe r- 'y lilted to escape the severest penalty of the i? The cowardly and tyrannical exercise f authority, the illegal and atrocious hnngtg of his three victims, were slurred over hr <j le Government, thr ugh the infl ..-m t V tacken/.ieV poirerful connections. It \i appened that I was made acquaint .! with y le particulars of the affair at the time, an 1 [ new precisely how the criminal escaped the insequencci of !iis high-handed proceeding. The vengoance of the Almighty ha* rarely f*pn limn- (itni'lllr mind'rtil.y.l then ir? ?Kc, . , de of all c nnected in this fearful tragedy. V he Sinners lies at the bottom of the <.ulV; [ickenzie ii;' ! suddenly of disease of tfco <J eart: the *urge. n's mate, who *ai on the jurt martial which condemned the poor felnvs to death, drowned himself in a lit of deriunt tremens; and another member of the <i nirt perished in a paroxysm of insanity. Il The alleged mutiny ou the isomers wo- j< ado public at Washington under eircun:- c ances tending to increase the natural hor- <j >r consequent upon such a transaction, ithont precedent in the annals of the r ainy. I iu the arrival of the vessel at New ork. Lieutenant Gancsvoort, her executive licer, was dispatched to Washington, boar15 a sealed rejmrt to the Secretary of the avy. Ho reached there on Sunday, and his *ful intelligence was not made public until ic following day. The city was tilled with artling rumors, and President Tyler, with- nl it mentioning the nature of the a .fair, intiatcd that something terrible would soon bo ;il ivealed. Ganesvoort disclosed no particu- 111 rs, but bis obscure givings out created gen al and profound c msteniation. On Mon- I T ly the official paper of the Government pub- '"J shed the official account of the mutiny, and '' le execution of Midshipman Spencer and T vo of his alleged accomplices. Mr. Spenir, the father of the young man, then secrc- " iry of the Treasury, was overwhelmeil with 1,1 ricf and horror. The news came upon him " lddeuly, without premonition. He was a j" ;nder and devoted father. His son, n pecu- 111 ar and perhaps wayward lad, was his favor- j ' e child. He was full of genius, not unanii-, blein disposition, fond of study, and addicted > curious speculation ; shy, reserved, and f' iven to solitary musing. The story of the !" mtiny and the nefarious designs "charged 'r pon young Spencer was unsupported by any ' vidence that yvould have carried conviction ; ' umisier iu uussia. 11 seemeu to .Mr. Tyler he most suitable mode of relieving the he- c caved father and his family to give him the ' ipnortunity of leaving a position where every- ' hing tended to keep alive and exasperate 1 heir misery. A change of scene he thought alculated to blunt the edge of their suft'erugs, aud divert their minds from the con- i' emplation of the cruel and atrocious crime j if which the son of their hopes had been aade the victim. Mr. Spencer expressed his gratitude for he kindness of the President iu warm terms, ind requested his agent to make his acknowldgemeuts for the thoughtful consideration vhich had prompted the offer, and to sav that le would prepare to depart on his mission at he earliest possible moment. A week or more elapsed w ithout the l'resilent hearing from Mr. Spencer. He remained n his house, excluding himself from all soci- i sty. Mr. Tyler thpn directed his agent to all again on the Secretary and ascertain his ntentions. Meantime a change bad taken dace iu Ins feelings. Indignation and recntmeut had so far taken possession of him hat he had determined nut to leave the ountry. lie would remain iu the < abinet or the time, but he intended to retire from elice presently, and devote himself to the ,'indication of the memory of his murdered ion, and the punishment of the cowardlv vil.. i... 1.0.1 I.;, to- .1...". if law or justice.?An Oil Stayer, in Harp'r,$ 1 Magazine for April. Washington as a Farmer. The farm of General Washington, at Mount . Vernon, contained ten thousau J a res of Land u one body?equal to about lifteen square nile9. It tvas divided into farms of convenient sire, at the distance of two, three, and ive miles from the mansion house, lie visited these farms every day, in pleasant weather, and was constantly engaged in making experiment* for the improvement of agriculture. Some idea of the extent of his farming operations may he formed from the following facts : Ln 17?7 he had live hundred and eighty acres in grass; sowed six hundred bushels of oaU; seven hundred acres with wheat?an J as much in corn, barley, potatoes, beans, peas, jfce., and one hundred and fifty with turnips. His stock cou-istc.l of one hundred and forty horses ; one hundred an J twelve cows ; two hundred an l thirty-six working oxeu, heifers, and steers. ana uve nunurei ?neep. He con-, canity employed two hundred and fifty hands, and kept twenty-four plow* going during the whole year, when the earth and the Mate of the weather would permit. In 17iiJ he slaughtered one hundred and fifty hogs for the use of his own family and provisions for his negroes, for whose comfort he had great regard. Democracy does not appear to he a plant of very rapid growth in Massachusetts. In the recent Senatorial contest in that Stat* the party threw it* vote solid for the editor of the Boston Fast. The same party did a similar thing in the same body twentv year* ago for its candidate for Secretary of the" Senate. The vote in each case was'two. The Albany Board of I'ablic Instruction have opened the schoola to blacks and whites alike by a rote of seven to five. OSLT A BOY. luly a boy, with bis noise and fun, [ lie veriest mystery under the sun ; t Is brimful of and w:t and glee is ever human frame ran be, itid as hard to manage as?what V ah nit 1 v 11 is hard to tell, c Yet we love him well. j, hilv a boy. with bis f. arh - tread; 1'h'i cannot be drivt n. but must be !. i i'h.i troubles the n .ghbors' dog- and ; j 1'ho tear*more clothes,and spoils nn-rc hats. ^ scs more top* and kites and bats. Than would stock a store ' For a year or more. inly a boy. with bis wilj, strange s iy s; I'ith liis idle hours on bis busy days : iHuctinies foolish, and sometimes w'se, ften brilliant for one of his size. As a meteor hurled From the rlanrt world. ' a nly u boy, who will be a man ' nature goes on with her lirst great j Ian ; ^ " water, or tire, or some fatal snare, onspire not to rob us of this our heir, ur torment, our rest, our care, Our torment, our joy? Only a bov. MAC'S RIDL'. '1 BY URACE OltEENWOOD. ? III the spring of l^uo, in one of the dep.utents at Washington, a young man named n [e'luire, hut fimiliarv known ns "Mae," ; ijilied, through a friend, to the prov '-1 si .u sua t i i ii puss, 111 oruer in cross ilit" i d- a; >mac for a rule. He liail been ill, and lelired the recreation for his health. lie re- \ ived a pass, and dashed gaily o(V toward w corgetown, presenting, on that oocasj. n. ri lite a valiant appearance for a civilian, he- n ig handsomely dressed with a half military 01 it, cavalry boots and silver spurs, and being tr .limited on a fleet aud licrv steed. The day ai is beautiful, as only an early spring can he, ol i Washington, an I as our cavalier passed in itn the suburbs, and out into the country, in le delicate scent of the springing grass utider 01 'Ot, and of the bursting buds overhead, the I ealingbalm of the air, the tender warmth of le sunshine, the light and easy action of his orse, all filled and thrilled him with a line iyof convalescence. Hut just in the height his joyances his annoyances began. He J" ad turned a little aside from the road to wa r his horse at a spring, and while he halted V lore, a sranger, who had been follow ing him '' >r some little time, rode up, looked at him " larply and then brusquely asked who he v. as, ad where he was going. "1 do not know J' lat it is any !' your busincs-, sir, io r w hat 1 uthority you have to question me.' This as said rather savagely?the strangei -eem 'l' 1 a little alarmed, anil putting spur- to his [' orse galloped hack towards licorgelown, bile Mac continued his iv.n toward- the sain bridge. He had scarcely made hail a liie when he heard horses galloping hehiud im, and presently two federal officers dash- -1'' 1 past, wheeled and faced him, with cm be I Vl la Lois and menacing countenances. Mai " rew rein in angry astonishment, ni l was | bout to demand the reason of this bandittike proceeding, when one of the odiou s I 1 jenied to recognize him, and laughing, said, [ > the mind nf a competent tribunal. Mac- l[ enzie attempted to palliate his guilt by the y eclaration that the execution of the young j 11 was ordered for the reason that the in- 1 uencc of his father would have screenod him ] a' om punishment if he had been brought home >r trial. In other words, he bad bung , al pcuccr and his associates because of his up- w rehension that they would be acquitte 1 if ?' ied by a court having authority to take cogizance of the accusation. The trial of Mackenzie by court martial J as nothing but a solemn farce, it having !' cell determined by the Navy Department, 1 uder the influence of Commodore I'crry and e' is associate post captains, that the disciline and honor of the service required not nly the acquittal of the chief criminal and is subordinates, hut the formal approval of *' iieir cruel anil atrocious conduct, it only relaincd to shape the court and conform its ecisiuu accordingly. There was a riivimi- . tance known to the commanding oflicer of 1! lie receiving ship Hudson, which, if brought > the public knowledge, would have made " lie acquittal ditlicull, if not impossible. ? fheu the Somers arrived at New York she j ras anchored in the lower hay, communiea- SJ ion with the shore being strictly prohibited. lackenzie visited the navy yard, reporting :l is arrival to the commanding oflicer. He 1!. hen called upon Captain I'eck, in command f the Hudson. I'eck and himself were of j lie same grade iu the service, and they were a n terms of familiar intimacy, having been : lessmates on a former cruise. Mackenzie 1 ave his friend his version of the Somers : . flair, horrifying him with the statement of j " he mutiny and the hanging of Midshipman ; pencer and two confederates in the crime. I J' 'eck naturally inquired how many of the lutineers were in irons on board the vessel, ! 8 nd expressed bis surprise that she bad not | iceii brought up to tha yard. Mackenzie | 0 cplied that the mutinous crew were none of I '! hem under arrest; that he had been able to ubdue the insurrection; and after the exe- 0 ution it bad not been found necessary to 0 onfine any ofthenien. "What," exclaimed !' *eck, "a mutiny so extensive and formidable | 1 s to justify hanging an oflicer and two of j lis associates, and nobody in irons!" Mac- j ' :enzic returned immediately on board the omers, and, seizing upon the first dozen of ? lie men whom he could lay his hands, clap- , >ed them in irons. This fact never came to [' he knowledge of the court, and it was careully suppressed in the published accounts of; he transaction. President Tyler, a warm-hearted and sym-! 'j i.athetic man, appreciating the feelings ofj* dr. Spencer and his family, and anxious to j .Deviate their sufferings as far as lay in his ] , tower, commissioned a gentleman in his con- j 1 idence to tender the Secretary the place of J Excuse me, I took you for another man." j s' In' three then rode .hi together, 11 \ i ?j butting, crossed the chain bridge, passed 'nrt Marry, ami wont sumo three or four '! liti s beyond, out int.i old, desolated Vir- '' inia. suddenly, Mar perceived a chango | ad come o'er the spirit of the day. It grew j !' ombre, and a little chilly, with prospects of ' tin, and, taking leave of his companions, he ' I trned, and rode homeward at full speed. So " itent was he on getting track with a dry 01 kin, that he dashed through Fort Marry and own the hill, toward the chain bridge, j 11 ithout drawing rein. Coming to a folk of te road, lie noticed some cavalry halted, hut ; " eld on his way, and though lie presently ! eard them galloping behind hint, not dream- ' ig that they could have anything to do with im, he kept bravely on till lie also heard istol shots, and bullets began to whiz, around is ears. Then thinking that matters were " etting a little serious, lie wheeled and found 1 J o was being pursued by a whole company j f cavalry. He threw up his hands in token ! f surrender. His pursuers dashed tip and J'J irmed a hollow square about him, while the lliccr in command saluted him, with a sort ' ' f grim courtesy, and addressed him as colo- j: el. "Colonel," exclaimed our innocent civ- | '' ian, now thoroughly irritated, "What in r bunder do j'ou mean?" and I am sorry to ] 11 ay that he then, and at other times during j p hat trying day, made use of some strong I xprcssions which he never learned at Sun- "j lay school. "Who do you take me to lie'.'" * le tiercely demanded. The oiliccr smiled, a 11 'wise, slow smile." "Ah, I know you very i " veil, colonel. We all know you. There is " put one of your sort. How's your health,! olonel? \Vounds quite healed, I hope?;'1 "ine horse that, and you ride him gallantly. * ?y Jove." | Mac, for ali answer, triumphantly | ro- 1 lueed liis pass. Another knowing smile from p he captain of cavalry, as ho examined it. j J 'Good name in Washington. May I ask, olonel,how long you have been Metiuiie?" I lust here, a one-eyed Irish soldier, on guard j ' it the bridge rushed up, discharged at the j ' irisoner a frantic volley of oaths, and claim- ] ' id the privilege of shooting him on the spot, 1 or having "shot out me eye at Centr. villc." ' Ie actually leveled his musket at Mac, and ' (impelled him to seek the protection of his ' aptors, who commanded the irate Irishman . 1 0 return to his post and keep the peace. Jn j ' 1 few minutes our bewildered hero was al-, owed to proceed, hut with tiie lull cavalry ; 1 escort. He rode in sullen silence over the j ' nidge ha had crossed so gaylv. That very I noruing he arrived on the shore, the captain : : lommanded a halt, and called into anxious ' onsultalion a colonel of artillery there sta- 1 ioned. This oiliccr, altar keen Is and some- ' vhat sevcrly scrutinizing the prisoner, stepicil up to him, and said with an air of stern j mporttaee, "Colonel, vou will he pleas ad to liamount here and wclk into town. "Colonel," responded Mac, with quite a-, iternand lofty an air. "I shall not In- pleased ,ti do any such thing. I have been ill lately, . rod am not able to walk so far. Besides, rnv i eturn it toils owner: moreover, 1 deny your right to interfere with me in any wav (in [tie whole, 1 decline to dismount." There followed a nhisper.-.l consultation among the officer-, and dually it wax < >m-lu led to -end ; the contuma- ais "colonel" un.lei a double i sscort of cavalry and infantry to (Georgetown. I Arrived here, Mr Mcfiuire underwent a i -eve-re examination before ti.e- provost muijhal. That office -e. med t > i r. lit his xtorv i ax ties -the. , hut In feel t'or him tlx-- viupalh) gfiaMMH fi/email." Mf'U tall Vou what I'll do for \ou, colonel, he - i. I "I'll allow you to di.sru junt, an I - > into Washington in the horse tar, t > av>il ; obS. t> an/ spaie your feelings." Hut thin gracious i oii-ider.ition aa- ungra iou-ly received b> M rc, wh . was revolved to stick to his horse It was a temptingani- , mat, and those were uli- ating times. he was marched on, s!dl with th.s extra/i f by an e\<i.e 1 crowd, t > the Mil- <>l' fietieral Auger, then muuanding i'. Washington. There they found < .<l??nel Tailor, age-decamp, a very polite officer, who -ai l: "Well, 1 colonel, what can I .1 > f.,r 1 i> thin Macwa-l.r ! i m iking explanations and asseverations, - . only answered, "1 am a prisoner; I don't know for what. I have nothing to say." ( olooel Taylor, not knowing what t < do w,th bun, sent him, null with hit escort, to the provost marshal's office When put in charge of the officers of thai department, he aga.n indignantly dc-man led to know for what he was held in arrest, and marched about from pillar to in this ri diculous manner. Here he hardly met with such gentle courtesy as was shown him at the last halting place. He was advised to refrain from asking questions or making remarks?good advice, probably, hut the lorm of speech was a little objectionable. It was ? "Vou keep your mouth shut." The blood of a frce-hom, loyal American citizen was up in our friend Mac, and Jie answered: "No ninety-tbree dollars a month man, no military upstart like you. lias a right to order me to keep my mouth shut. I w Jl speak when and as 1 please, and I again demand an explanation of this outrageous treatment." This produced come su nti n, 1 1. i ?entmcnt and renionatran* e were :i ^ on. >flWr? ,<umI men continued to r * I ar I he prisoner. ?onie ab'.u n<l quizzing hini. The next actor that ap; an i n tl. i ras a courier, booted m<] I. i: I >vred with dust, who ran.' I.min i traded some papers to tl ;! r it? 1 mil. While Iiiw dispatch) - were h? : t mined, thiscourirr.wlio ? is .t Yirg n. i * HnM to ilost lv m?| ) t Mr. M le then Conferred with tf o(b or , w > gain tame about the prbonet. . Id; s. II. .. s "colonel" or "general," -?k d ah a: ti Utr of his wound', and ad\ -. !hiiul>" w. p," as e iery laxly rerngn i h . ' ! i.ltle MiGuire game" w.t? - j le received nil these era . ullen, almost stupefied s . i, sst of the fart that his turnout. - w t > iuth for him, and that tin day's run i. as Against him. At li ;tli I notherstir; theravaliv at. . '.v 1 l form, and poor M I." . a: t bout to l.e mar. hod to thei'. it! ; his, in the delicate state 1 's h< . little appalling, and h>' was ah * t t:. i w more desperate . xpostuiat. lis, wl u . lend, sn ortieer of high rank in t'. V . I' artment, happened in, reeogu . . lb . .w . toutlv to Ins identity, and i> ' - i ban n icspot- though ad. ronmenba I! nr. . > take solemn oath that lie w wi't lie, V. uite another man -a most desirable |c: - nge to raj tnre ami to !. .1. I was reminded i t this hit bv i personal," which appeared in lorning po| crs :i w i'k . i . . . "General Mushy, late t tl. i > trvice, is in town, and i, . . : tf - . anies." It was this gallant rebel n. 1 tb . V IcGuirc was taki n for . n that - hen he went i ll his memorable i .le over into Virgin:: a r; ' , \.l h t lisadvcntiires and niisuu.l. i ;ai: ' : , . uly lie compared w ith the iniin ian excursion of .1 din (>ilpin t i a id beyond. It was alt g. tin-: a e. n- i i 'mistaken identity, ami the straiu ; wh i n frieud tirst encountered on that reentfal .lining was probable the i.riii who informed i him and m.ule all the I. til l' iiii'i i < iiiit-ri ntiia It will be found that the im -i exlraoiil.naiy cn of every age have I ? i-n il.stinzuished t>v wins, extraordinary noses. It?";innin^ with te ntii i? 111 *, rse.p ' Vi> .? derived his nani? nin the prominent share of this feature p> '? )><] by him; so ili I Os id, uriiumcd Vi-', I which ascomit Pope repri -cuts h tl strers persuading him that he h:ul "a in > ke Ovid's {** < lem'a bom was distinguished c a vetch, (W ,) >yll.iV I s i pio.'u >ti . . mpli's. This lattei uiaile s great figure in iii?e days an.I the Alhcniaus, ulnl he w i . sieging them, cut a mniiher nf j.ikeimi it. hey compared it to "a mulberry ilre.l; I .ei with meal," a- we iad in Plutarch'r l.ile nf Syllu." l ine i 'ke, ne mans nthei cilee things nlteii ilo, coet the ins ?rt. ry dearly when the lesenei ml iliclator [ ' e nose within the .its gate The m> e n. rnmwell svas well calculated to vie with lat ot hie lioin in protutype, :f we may . lcibt levclund, llirkenheail. ami nthei roll unporary writers. "Cromwell's ft..,' ivs llirkenheail, "wears a natural I II ins, nl his chin may furnish a rusty coat '. mail, is nose is a comet in era ill ; certainly it i o human feature, hut the emblem ot' a in m rake. Ami yet this basilisk svouhl kina it ' ' iii|ioleon I. was ssont to say; "liivc in 1 r inn with plenty of uuse h'iig n . b-o ; eail." Ilis best (icneruls were, a in! , mnrkahly svell provided in this p.irtic i'.ai lisownwiis exquisitely chiseled, ul] squn in mohl, form, ainieypr. ; tin u a, trangely enough, not otic ol'lii-; I ; . . h.l nose worth looking at. Hut the most prominent m ti 1.111 -[ as At thin's, Duke of Wellinat u. Ami tin ron Duke's ( apt tills An I- s, IV ton, umbel mere, ami llurdiligc, all lin-n oteworthy in this leaped also. Sirl hnrles iapier, the eoli(|Ueror of S' mil , v . m iris favored. Ilis m o ssas hi. "th ! t" an eagle," it ss as carved ami k. 11 s tho lade of a scythe. In 11 eelehrateil debate 111 lie House oi' Commons, Sheridan impure.I 'ilt's bom to the steeple of Strnsliourg. Ihti started by likening tliat of Mmi lan's to a 'liery meteor." Sherry's feature, "mi the oloring of svllich thousands of pounds of Ins reditors' iinney had been spent, lilt ai - tin-; ke a liery comet from the earn alt 1:1 . of < Iay." The late I.ord ( lly had sin h amain use, ami he had the si rs red fie alh'gcth r. "i'rav, my I.' id," -.1. I Foote to h 111, come ami look oyer my - nilcii wall rnv ucutnhers are very backward." I.ord Irougliam's nose, lithe, ||e\ >, mobile, iOsv wagging with inlinite hum ., now In ivig with tcrrilie wrath, has bi a tin* 'b to .I' ten thousand pens. lly the way, Senor Oiett-e, ti vat . n eader of the Republican parl y 111 Spain, is aid to be iihout a ilui'lieate o| the Ian I. troughum, tho sim larity of 11< < , cwu t-? t' ininistakuhle nose, being wonderful. Mn. addons' was another n nmk aide n ? , m I t gave great trouble to sir Joshua lb \no! ; I he prince ol' portrait paiutcis was detely baffled hy it. For a whol.- i\ I tail been at the feature ami could n ? th mng of it by hook or crook. The u.t her/ >f the tragedy queen's, nn-rrv, \? t ions eyes ; the ripeness tinctured with t?-nl? rue and touclied with a t?j> of - . ,i( if the small mouth; the gloom of t.\ ? * jrows, the dimple in the ? bin, t!. , j, . jurve of the graceful ne. k, lb - J r! unmounted by the < aval hat, ti. !... jracefulnebs of attiiu do ill ucm i?-, tr ?? ,o the original ; but then the n' li #t!i, he well-known actor, had a b n V lady once, remarked t > I m, '1 i icting, Mr. Jiooth J but to I J ? .th yn, [ can't get over your no-? . " N . w >sx?I< ., nudum," replied he, "the br.J. .1 gon l'u8?eW* M'tjazinf. ( 1LAIMS FOR DAMAGES RT ... L CONsF'/l KNF'K OF IMF.;' 1! . IJoAKI' Ol F is: f W OlSTKIi ; k VVahiiiso.o.\, A; . ?, I , . '1 h? foli .wing a t, appr iv?-d ?.!-. publisWl for die inforrnv-.o'i r. 1 Av A? providing for to.- . ,.v ; austained by reason of pub.n r?*|<ar i. He ite/ut ledbythtl. r ' \ , > but* 1 t <?/ ' ''Jiumbia, I . . n wri'ifig .flheowne* > a .a the lh-.'r?<ol ( 1 . having ofh^r than . r?-uta ' * the Board ol Pub!.- Wo.,, ioer.ial damage*) b?i*e b -1. . i . i. . pi'.n made hy "aid b* ard. . i scribiog the nature of i <i- .. board shall consider th **?. n-M- 1 . cation, arid if deemed by the u i purpose, thi *a. i h ;uH, or * . nhail personally imp.*.':-' ti. - pro. . be apaciaiiy damage d, and rnatt *. i made, anjr eaa?nlf*a??'m "orin-. ! provement4 or repa>rt *!.. . tr.?-y .. nece*<t?ry or proper. Sec. Atvl hi ?< fur Ik*. i I. i after irnpe< Hon and ex*::. the sad board, or a majority*' ?r< * the opinwa that ipe< a; darr. ? " Uif.*- i by any person or p*r* they thai I estimate the *\ . . / . s.deration the bene?;'.3 t , . i r . improvements or repairs. a-. i : COr 1? of the r oth e and ?n the < :! retary of the I>.4*.r.< t w: t?-ri ta* ... . action aud estimate of da:., v*. . . a fall report, in writing, / ?b ne session of the l.e^ ? alive Ao?fnb.y of a cations to them ur.atf. \ r y. thit act, and cf their acuon th?-r< h i . j amount* awarded a? damage*., and w-r -t > and ground* of *n :h awar * *, \ r ! t the Lwiia'tte Assembly ther** -r? *-.d tball be paid on account of da n / * un- . after the Mine rba.l hare b n aj> r >. I by th> LegialaUte Assembly aud an appr p: . ;, ...j for the payment of the saei<-. Notice i? hereby given that a p . * ? m ing damages under the above a t m--t u. ' | petition* for the tame at the <):!. u * f b <i wtibia ts> days from this date, m >r!er. ? claim* may be duly coat* if red and r.-, r i > : the Legislative Assembly fir ?U ? . Blank forma may be obtained op on * tioo at the oSice of the V. e l'r?nJ. B.*ard. Columbia Baili ng*, 1 . . i * h treat. Al.KX. K SHEBiIHU:>. I aprlMt Vice i'reaide-i.

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