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   Hillsdale Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1866, Hillsdale, Michigan                               HILLSDALE, MICH., TUESDAY, APKIL 21, I860. NO. 1015. DIRECTORY... ij. Fi LIOEKSED AUCTIONEER, J. F. MARSH, Auctioneer GEORGE A. MARK. N.TY' -S U.R.V O B. >t- VAutti-dto-tte-ll-ror to CUI1 Engineering TiiWIII found thit of J. Baldwin, 'A.'F. -WHELAN, .rt PEtsiGIAN AND Street. the bridge. Z M J L. A.'nREWER, B1YSIOIAN AND pMin-nentl- In nffew hi. to tb. t.nf of HniuUle-nd-let-llj. Office Hall i Mar- J WILLIAM W. GREEN, -NOTARY'-PUBOC-WAR 'CLAIM AND INSURANCE AGENT of Ibe OlSf Offlee oppoilte the Post Office, PHYSICIAN AXD SURGEON. nferTWaldroD 't Baldj'a Web. D, THOMAS, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON rJC 3teVd DrT flood. Weit.ld. College St ,6th door fiom C. C. JOHNSON, M. D. PHYSICIAN   J elaltn It Is ore's prMleje to trade where they can dd the.boi. Taft lias bad the name ot wiling Dootn'aridSbbn cheaper than any one la sixteen and bnuod tokeep nahie mat- ter. And by selling cheaper than any one That makes the clatter. Mr. Taft tbanks the people of and sur- rounding conotry for their Tery liberal patronage since helias been la builness, and soliciU a contin- THE NATION'S BEAD. Four hundred thousand men, The tnic, In tangled wood, in mountain glen, On battle plain, in prUon pen, Lie dead fur me and you i Four hundred thousand of the bmre Hare made our ransomed coil their grave Formaand youJ_ _ Good-friend, for mo and you. In.many a. ferercd swamp, By many a black bayou, In many cold nnd frozen catnp, .The weary sentinel censed his tramp, And died for me and you r From western plain to ocoan tide Are stretched the of those who died For me and you Good me and you. On many a bloody plain, Their ready they drew. And poured their life-blood like rain, A heritage to To gain for me and you 1- Our brothers mustered by our aide, They marched, fought, and bravely died Fur me and you I Good friend, for me and you. Up many a furtress wafK They boys in _ 'Mid surging amoke nnd rolleycd ball The bravest wcro the firit to full 1 To fall for me and you 1 These noble nation's Four hundred thousand men hare died For me and you 1 Good friend, for me and you. In treason's prison hold Their martyr spirits grew To stature like tho saints of old While amid agonies untold, They starved for me nnd you !_ The good, the patient, and the tried. Four, hundred thousand men have died For me nnd you 1 Good friend, for me and you. A debt we ne'er can pay. To them justly due, And to ihe nation's latest day, Our children's children still shall say, "They died for me and you I" Four hundred thousand of the brave Made this, our ransomed soil, their grar- For me and you I Good friend, for me nnd you an John Lamcrc was an editor, and ,lso a friend of mine. Many were he discussions had, for I always nsip-ed that John's editorials were lot spicy enough; that he was not and did not keep up with ho spirit of the age; was a little old-fogy in fact; so these dis- Missions invaribly ended with some emark like the following: 11 Now, John, if I was editor of he "Uniontown I could nake least, as good a iheet as any in the State." (That dear leader, I will ell you privately, meant that I bought I could beat any man iu the State editing a paper.) I met John one fact, that neeting is one I am not likely soon ,o forget, for more i easons than one, as you will sec, if you follow me through the following thrilling ad- as Sjlvanua Cobb would Bay. I was hastening dcwn town one sultry day in August. My eyes were Ixcd upon the pavement, my thoughts that's a secret, oven from you, John came rush- ng round tho corner, and the by- standers witnessed a sceno of ground and lofty tumbling" which was not down in the bills. J, at hist, succeeded in gaining my equilibrium and my breath, while John recover- ed, his improved, most assuredly, by the contact with the dirty water in the gutter. You are just the man I am in search Well, you succeeded in "running against me, -quite ,soon enough for practical I answered, wiping the dust off my clothes. I tell you, I was in a desperate hurry to see you." 111 think you I dryly re- sponded. But John went on without notic- ing my interruption: I want yon to edit tho Bugle" for a week, I have to go to C------, on business." This announcement would have taken away my breath, had not the previous encounter done so; for, in in' my ere another call camo for inoro copy" and more copy" it was for the next six honrs. The day closed; I could not say the same of my it had on- ly reached it1 allow me to say, right here, that that was all it ever reached, for the next day was publication day, and I had the mortification of seeing tho paper go to press without a long leader in my best in fact, there was not'n lino of my writing in its col- umns. The chagrin which this thought caused mo was nothing, however, to what was to follow. 1 leave it to the imagination of the reader to depict my feelings when, upon the damp sheet, I read the different articles I had selected. The first, as I have already stated, was an abusive article against the administration. The next, an equally abusive one against tho Republican nomineee for Con- favorite man of the party, and a particular friend of mine, as the numerous stump speeches of last autumn would prove. There was the paper the most in- tensely (if one could judge from its issued from a Republican office, by a leader, of the Republican party. I laid down the paper, and, as a sense of my rid- iculous position overbalanced every other feeling, I burst out laughing. My men iment was suddenly cut short by the entrance of tho would bo M. C., whose countenance betokened anything but mirth, and a vision of horsewhips flitted before my mind. What is the meaning of this said the wrathful M. C., as he shook the offensive paper in my fane. In vain I explained and apologized, he met me with the constant query: "Why didn't you read the article? or, at least, see that it was cut from a Republican Sure enough didn't I At last he closed his harangue by calling me a "beautiful which I considered, as Artcmus Ward says, a little rather a dubious for a man who had, all his life, been ciiti- cising other editors and lauding his own his untried skill. But my trouble did not end hero. I entered the press room just as the form was being lifted from the press, the "quoin b_x" obstructed the way, and my toes coming in contact with it, throw me forward, and in my de- scent, I embraced" a boy who had hold of one end of the form he, losing his presence of mind by the suddenness of my manifestations, let the form diop irom his the form lay a mass of pie" at my feet. J lied in consternation; but, as my ill luck would have it, I took the stoic room door, instead of the right one, and stumbled against an open keg of ink, tipping it over, and falling head firs! into the dark mass. That form is inked shouted tho devil, as attract- ed by the uproar, he hastened to the spot, followed by all the typos in the ollice. A general shout greeted my arising. "Rather dark 1 heard one typo say but as I didn't belong to the cralt I could not ap predate the joke. I was led to the lye 1 have an appieciativc sense of what it must be to be flayed alive. At last I was in a condition to re turn to my room which I did not leave for a week. The paper in the meantime, being left at the mercy o tho foreman. The first call I made after my voluntary imprisonment was upon tho lady who had been ii my thoughts when I had the tcrific encounter with John. As soon as I entered I saw tha my case was hopeless. It is sail that a woman can overlook everw fault; can always cover the sins of a loved one with the mantle of charity but to hear the object of their aftec tion ridiculed steel their hearts again him for evermore. Sadly I learnec that this wns all too true. The M. C. who had once been mj friend, no longer spoke to me, and A NEW PARTY. Ah attempt is being made to found nother party whose end and aim hall be to sustain "My Policy." A uw men at Washington have adver- seA-" themselves as the of ncli an organization. This entire arty, so far as it yet appears from ny records within our reach, con- ists of fifty-six officers. men oast that party tics have been merged" in this effort to support the olicy of the President. judge from the list of names given below liich comprises the entire Party. Ve put tho Copperheads in italics, nd rebels in small caps. Those horn we omit to so distinguish are men unknown to us. But read the st of names of tho self advertised party." r PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S CLUB. ATTORNEY A COUNSELLOR AT LAW. jnn SOLICITOR IK CHANCERY Once, Waldroit Block, HllUdalc micli '.....WILSON PABKER, ATTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY- ZI I P Bounty, Pensions and Back.Pfty, Promptly attended to. OMeenTt; French's Drugstore. Uilltdale, Ulch S. fiHANDLER, NOTARY AND COMMISSION. HTC JEBOf Y.QRK J: OAee at United Statei Kiprwi Office, HUh. R. MONTGOMERY, tAND CONVEYANCER AND NOTARY t Baldj't Daok. Call In and HCC We Trill do you Good It will be no trouble to >how yon OooJl. If yoa wllh to buy anything; In our line, we ate bound ti to yon. II you do not buy we will not get mad RrpMri done neatly, andai cheap ai at anj other place. S OF OUIl M-n'e Boi. .it.. J...... 3JW to outht :rr...r. 2 M to 12Slo Mrn'uShnen 1 'M to Dojl 1 to _.......... 1 to from Hen'a Jlcbber Hooti Show Uen'n Arctic Kubbcts, SanJils........, "K. '.i.i_... R P TAFT tUllidale, Ja'a. 18th, IBM. i nn 5 jo 3'J.i 17S 4 JO 3M 260 100WO440 ,..........ill 7ilo 300 '15 to 3 00 ...................._...._ 621 l 61 3 g) J gi 1 2( ..___._____......... 1 (X B. M. DROWK. CLEMENT E. WEAVER, c COUNSELLORjAT ifAW, Sofleltor In Chancery inT Notary Public. LICENSED WAR CLAIM AGENT TTENTION SOLDIERS. -f jL. A record baa been prepared br tl ed, to be kept at the office of the Judge or f l in Oillinile, fnr the purpou of recording tbe thcunderatgn rar OBce. with. Jndn Beaman. Uodenrood'a Madfrteo Street, AdtUn, Michigan ,r iu, Sale fron? the tire -mrfirtoad Under wn, fO to TO lnnr Stock fara.-imijl watered Ef try SclJUr will at unco nee. that I Uan object to make hit K matter'of rec JrUanOthm render It aeenrt agalnit aecldeut or otherwise. Tbenatanjr future, time, In naklog elaima'atalnat tbe Oorernment for bounty or bounty laoil lerricea, or.under new law of bf can roMUIjr get at the facto which if UJ -t mar be tent my cDlekw mar be tent my cDleker- r E.5. or Wl .t U. ,f tltber o fpi itcardlodM crnts. an instant, imagination pictured tho long Uio spio) column of anil tlie laughter-pro- voking that should ender tho next Bugle the ne plus ul- u of newspapers. I hastily assured John that I was eady to accede to his proposal, and olio wing his footsteps, mounted three wirof' stairs to tho vhere John wheeled round the big chair, and thursting a pair of srjis sors into my.hand, pointed to a pile of exchanges, and then rushed down stairs. I called to him, but received _ reply from tho second "You'll find the brcmnn and his voice died out in the _I. rttEntered the SAiictum, humming I am monarch of all I survey." I was settling in my mind whether _ should head my first Our Country as it "Tho Great or 'French when "Copy" soudncd in my ears, and the devil" stood grinning at mo, evidently enjoying the start.with which I had greeted .tho first sound of his voice. I hastily cut out the first ilnm which my eye chanced to fall upon, an anecdote of the times of Charles tho Y, and ;returned to my writing. I had hardly completed tho first line, wlien the door opened, and this time the foreman entered. want copy for tbe he said, "tho ontsido is already made and he handed back the dote I had just sent to the compos- itors, i f I think 1 must-have looked blank knoV I felt the idea that was re- quired of the paper, was something entirely new ,to me., I1 hesitated' a R papcrj and cut ,0111 an nrticlo headed, Our-J .her. noticing tlmt.the paper had the felicity of 'on, Montgomery Blair, of Maryland. VICE PRESIDENTS. Maine Hon. Bion Bradbury New llampslihe Lew in Clarke, Eaq. A. J. Wllard, Etg. Mussnch James S. Whitney, Etq. Rhode W. B. Lawrence, Hon. W. D. Bithop. New York Dron Richmond, Eiq. New Jersey Hon. John P. Stockton. Pennsylvania Hon. Ata Packer. Delaware Hon. W. Saulsbury. Mnrjlnnd 0. J. M. Otelnn, E3J. Virginia Hon. Alex H. Stewart. West P G. Van WinMt. North IIos. W. A. South Carolina Hoi. JAMES L. Onli. Georgia llo.v. JAMU Jouvsox. Tennussce Hon. W. R. Campbell. lion OEOKUK 3. Ilouaiojt, Jlississippi IIo.v. J. L ALCORX. Louiaiana Hox RANDALL HUNT. Indiana J. E. McDonald, Ety. Illinois Hon. S. Marthvll. Oliio Ex Governor Tod. Kentucky Hon. Jatnei Oitrthie. Wisconsin 0. L Sholcs, Iowa Hon A. C, Doilgr. f iliunesola Hon. Daniel S. Norton. Missouri Charles M. Elliard, Etq, M. S. I'arrott Eiq. Nevada Purtt. Esq. Hon. James W. Denotr. Oregon Hon. JumM W. ffcitmth. iltcliigan Hon. Robert MeCltllanil. Florida Judge llnrrin. Districl of Phillip R. Fcmlall, ll. JlECOEinNU SECRlTTABlia Col. Jatper H. O'Bierne, F. iq., Kiuglmm F.Page, Esq. CORBESPOSDINQ SECBLTAUr. Han. Gloria W. Mason, lowi. TREASURER. FiUhiigh Covle, Esq., President National tank ot Ihe Republic. EXECUTIVE COMMITTKE. Hon. Hughes, Es'j 3. D. Hoover, Esq., Jhns Kttnpp, Ksq John F. Coyle, Kiq Berrrt, John Furgiuon, Esq.. C. IV. Bottler, Ktv L. Huyok, Esq Ward H. La- man, John F. Knnia Eiq.. Ueorgo H. lont, Esq., Win. E. Spnlding W. B. ilagruder, Esq., A. E. Perry, Esq 0. Wen- dell, Esq. Copperheads and rebels are now nerged, an they always havo been, and these men renegades at the traitors at the South who labored to break up the Gov- ernment and destroy the these men ara called by tho Presi- dent the Union men of the country, while Simmer, Stevens, Burnside and the scores of others who labored through the years of its peril, aie now denounced by him as traitors and more dangerous to the peace of the country, than Davis and his co-criminals. CtERKS OF NEW YORK. How Some of Them Lire. From tlie N. Y. Evening Post. We have seen tho original of the following letter, written by a book keeper in this city. The gives a most curious account of the man- ner of life of some of the young men who come to New York from remote districts by hundreds every work in our business houses NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 1800. To the Young Mvi's Christian Asso- ciation of Ntw York. R. R. JJurney, Secretary God moves in a mysterious way hia wonders to perform." I feel that your Association, through the grace of God, has been tho means of saving another one from the course of that leads not only to destruction in this world, but in the world to come. In one of those recruiting cilice's of hell, where they enlist young men in the service of the as a cul- ebrated divine calls our fashionable bar-rooms, a neat card, hanging near boine theatrical bill, attracted my at- tention. On it was printed VYou'ng Men's Christian Association, frcu reading room and library, strangers etc. I thought what a contrast that place must be to the and turning round I said "Harry, c come, let's take a cock-tail to the Young Men's Clu'istian Association before we go." Curse the says Harry; give us two Bourbon cock- tails, James" The cock-tails made the most im- pression on both of us nt the time. We had been on a jolly old lark" with some fellow-clerks was protty tight, and did not part until late at night, when our "atamps" gave out. But your card was before me nil the time, in my sleep, and the next morn- ing lie who docth all things well" directed my stops to you. As soon as I was in your elegant library, I made up my mind to takp the first step of becoming a Christian man that is, signing the pledge. I had not tho courage that day, but the following day I signed it for four years, with a deop feeling of account ability to God for past misdeeds. I am proud of that pledge. It is a grand savings bank to me for, as I pass iny favorite sample rooms in Broadway, I feel I have a safeguard in my pocket, in the form of a pledge, recorded in the diary of your honor- able Secretary, whose prayers in my behalf I believe to have been answer- ed, for my resolution grows stronger every day. From my past experience you can learn what a wide field there is here in New York for all your Christian efforts. Like hundreds of other yonng men brought me back to I must say here himself would blush. In thin house, one of the principal mcmbern died of delirium trcmcne. Other persons w'ere seemingly courting the same death. Fall broi New York again. that in all iny travels I know of no1 place I like bettor than "Gotham." Inexperienced young men llock hero iu thousands from all parts of the friends and rela- tives behind, and their first acquain tance is a boarding dissipa- ted young men and diseased fur- niture." Around St. John's Park; hundreds of young men arc -'bunked' iu these larger boarding I have been through llash Row" there mynclf. After tea the question goes round amongst the young men, Well, what arc you going to do play whh to-night I'll you billiards for drinks." W you billiards lor drinks." Wlicre are you going says another. 1 am going to tho opera." Come, jo." One is poing to too his "littleTmilliner" in Houston street; another to play bag- ati'JIe for lager; others to play faro, particularly if it is pay day; some to have a throw at cards; some to thea- tres, oyster suppers, and worse. Very, very seldom do you hear one say, "I'm going to a prayer meet- Laht Sunday night was the first one I was ever in here in this city, I went at the invitation of Mr. McBurnpy, and it did me good. I sincere piety there. It was an unac- customed sight to had not been mo six months iu my new situation before rum was again at work. A fellow clerk ran off with a pretty waiter gill, and left his wife and children to shift for theiiiachcs. That gentleman has since changed liis course of lifu and now holds a tidier from Ocii. Howard. Gen. Howard has written a long letter to Mr, Kliot, Chairman of thu House Soloct Committee en Freed- men's Affairs, urging legislation witb respect to his Bureau. The points liU lll.lkcc ill that nrc briefly ns follows: Firit, tho period of the continuance of the bureau should be definitely fixed by law, BO that nil parties interested Jn.iy know just when its operations will cease. Second, it should1 bo declared by Congress whether Maryland nnd Ivcntiicky are or nre slot included within the limits whei c the bureau is to excrccise supervision. Third, the existing law does not allow tho offi- cers of the Bureau to furnish medical supples, they being given out under orders from the War Fourth, some measure should bo tak- en to promote industry by setting apart lands for side on favorable terms to the frcodmcn. Fifth, tho Sea Island question should be settled becjmsc the frcedmcn who1 havo grants thereon thoroughly beliuvo tluit the lands belong to Sixth, tho President should be au- thorized to retain officers of volun- tecrs in scmco after the inurtcr out of the regiments to which thsy belong fpr the Bureau is losing some of tlie best of its agents and assistants, who would remain on duty if they were al- lowed to retain their official rank in the army. Seventh, something bhoiild be done to foster education, the Commissioner believing that it would bo a matter of real economy to make provision for schools, indus- trial ntd otherwise, nnd he ed that public lands have often been granted for educational purposes when the need was not near so urg- ent as it is in this case. Eighth, tho high position. Inbtead of. pushing j dutien of the officers and agents of he Bureau hhoitld be more clearly defined by law, so that the people imong whom they labor may know they arc. Ninth. A bill sign- ed by the Executive will .give great noral power to the Bureau, as itn enemies believe or pretend in hnliovn .lint tlie Government i.s oppsscd to is operations. Gun. Howard, in addition to writ- ing this comprehensive letter, has conferred recently with the members my way up with the talents I was fond ot changing. I received a bet- ter salary in another house1. Hum was still there. One of tho sales- men, a brilinut fellow, walked one of our furry boats in si drunken spree and was drowned, leaving a '.vifeanl several children to mown nod, vho come livelihood, to New York to seek a hearing that h wag about to marry my forme charmer, and that 1 was often th subject of their ridicule and satire Wherever I, went I was greotc< with mock humility as "Mr. until life became almost unendurable. I had made myself I al- ways thought I tho edit- orial chair, but who would covet such a fame the one abusing the Republi- can party-in general, and the present paftibnlar. hardly reached-'a paragrnpli' John forgave me, and still calls me but even he occasionally harrows up my feelings by allusions to the lengthy editorials I wrote, and the great popularity I obtained as editor of the Uniontown Bugle." When I hear n man criticise -an editor, I always wish that he could pass through ray and learn aa I learned, how easy to become famous as an editor! I SAW HEU BUT A wore a handsome crinoline on tho day when we first mot; bhe scudded like a schooner with a cloud of can- vass set. As she swept along the pavement, with a granduer fit to kill, I saw her but a moment, yet me- thinks I see her still, Tho wind was on a bender, and as saucy as a witch, and it played the very dickens with dust, dimity and sich. .The gaiters were delicious which" her feet were made to saw her biit a yet mcthinks I see her Sho scooted round tho corner, and streaming out behind, her crinoline and "calico were romping in the wind. To have'kept would havo baffled-twice her her but; a moment, yet methinks J sc'o her still. t ttsTslin.'iny'eyGs trcmenjus, did not wantito see a _ display of pretty ankles when it wasn't, meant for me; and'u'ntil I lose'iny'senses, I am sure saw' her, but a mo- ment, yet mcthinks I see jicr still I- _ molasses barrel'on tho. -wharf like a Jjescigei city when 10 lief -is suckora a'ro near, Curing It has been affirmed by eminent agriculturists, that hay could be safe- ly dcpo.itcd in tho mow in a seini- grcen state, and come out green, fragrant and exceedingly palatable to stock, by sifting upon each load from four to six quarts of air-slacked lime. The philosophy of it lies in the chem- ical fact that lime is a powerful ab- sorbent. The Rockford (III.) Regis- ter says the Rev. E. Willis, of that city, tested this process last season, and says: It will be remembered that thu weather was most unpro- pitious for making hay. Finding tbat it would be impossible to save his hay by out-door exposure, he carted it into his barn in a green, heavy condition. He s'fted the lime upon it and it cured handsomely, and came out as inviting ns flowers pressed in a herbarium. His horses and stock devour it greedily, and prefer it to the best'sun-cured This is n valuable "chip" of knowl- edge for. farmers. Necessity often compels hay-makers to choose be- ,wecn the alter natives of leaving out ii a drenching rain, a few loads of uilf cured hay, thereby spoiling it, or hurrying it into the barn within' 'right smart chance" of its heating and moulding. Lime will absorb all ho vegetable moisture and save the my; t while salt gathers moisture, and fails in many cases to prevunt'it "rom spoiling. THE NATIONAL JIonsE The Chicago Times says, the twelfth innual National Horse Fair, aifd la- dies' and gentlemen's equestrian ex- libition, will bo held in Mich., commencing June IB, and continuing six days. The success which attended the last ot' theso ex- hibitions at Springfield, will insure its continued prosperity. The asso elation could not have selected a bet- ter place for holding it, and they are busily ranking preparations for fitting up the buildings and grounds in splendid style. The premiums ofler-' ed will be of the most liberal charac-, tor, and will doubtle'ss bring together a very fine collection of Stock. The Democrats in Congress, with rare fidelity to the {spirit rthat has helped them, ybted lalmost.junani- monsly'Tiot to exclude intoxicating drinks from'the Cap'itbl. Wash- burno, of wantled to make the resolution'of exclusion ii'joint reso- lution, so'as to require' the President's signature.' Thad. Stevens charged him with trying to provoke anothef- v'eto, nnd it'was not changed. Advices from ..Mnokinae, the past has-been the hardest winter, even known-there. nQn 20th of the': ico treraaincdrperfectly ifas (the geijeral opinion that there will'bo a late first of May, at .least, before1 it can break up.L. I found taysclf, sonic ten years hence, n olcrk in one of tho largest mcrchantile houses in this metropolis. We hail an overdose of night work at that time, entering goods till past midnight, for six or eight weeks at a time. I noticed most all the young men took a sup- ply of rum to keep pace with the hours. I was not long in following their example, and I beliavo that three quarters of our salaries were spent in theatres and bar rooms. In dull seasons there would be a re- action, and wo drank to drive away the "blues." Three of my fellow book keepers in that house now iil drunkard's graves. One of the party fell oft' a steamer crossing Lake Ontario pno stormy night' while on a dnmkc'n traveling spree, and was drowned. Another talented young man, brought up it one of tho best book houses in Lon don, posted in all the current litera tin e of the day, always ready will the most witty jokes and aongs, one who could keep a room full in roars of laughter till past tho hours of mid night, so full of promise with an ad vancemcnt in the house we were en gaged in, died a miserable drunkart m tho workhouse in London. Ho was discharged for drunkenness ant! reduced to poverty. He had a wifi and child in London. We raisci for him iu the store, sent to his wife by steamer, and put him oi a packet bound for London, passage paid, and a bag full of the bust pro visions and whiskey. I shall not ibr get the p'artiiig on that pncket.ship all of us three sheets in tho wJnd.' Another young man died of "de lir'uuu tremeus" in the "Tank" ,a so-called boarding house, where mos 'of the clerks in my department con cremated. Had 1 been introduce' into your Association 'at that time, might now be filling a position c high honor "and trust. I was offered se've'ral Jars to take'the position of assistan cashier in another morohnntilo house. 'Thou I was under tho tuition of one of the best book-keepers ,in.this city commanding a salary of lie would take a week each mouth for a good bender. I had bin whole duties then on my shoulders. I was inexperienced; still, if whiskey, had not made me careless, I could have stepped into his position when he left. That same gentleman died the Bad death of suicide. A letter left in his room where hc.comniitted-the awful; deed, flays: "Bury moyde- ceutlyitvmy lot in Grecinvood. If some kind friend had taken me by untimely end. The sad case that came under my notice a few months bitico I can never forget. A gentleman boarding in the same house with me, engaged in a argemerchantile hones, cut his throat from ear to car, from the effects of Irinking rum. lie had been a hard It inking man elsewhere. lie seem- ed to drink very little, and would ccturc myself and companions for coming in "jolly" some nights. Ic got to drinking very hard at last, Many a "toby of ale" I've bud with lim, and many a merry eve spent at the "House of Lords." lie com mcnccd to neglect his business, spent some in a few days, BO ho told me, for rum, etc. He sent to his employers for more money they, thinking he was sick, sent him all ho wished for. We all refused to drink with him when we saw him bent on keeping up his spree. 1 was regularly at iny business, and saw him only onco or twice n week. He really was hard pawned all his valuables, spent al tie could borrow, and then went to business again. lie raised mor money and started over the same ground. One Sunday morning fol- lowing he came to ray room and bor- rowed an undershirt. I shall never forget it. -He had spouted" his, and told me his unclu" would not give him enough on his vest to buy him n drink. I commenced to reason with him on tho folly of his course. Ho wanted me to take him to a min- ister. I did not know where to find a religious man in New York. Had I known our esteemed friend Mr. McUurney, another soul might have been saved. As I did not know any minister 1 took poor Mack to the nearest phy- 'sician. lie imagined the Indies were throwing atones at him na ho walked the streets, or somebody was going to shoot him. Ho 'said he full as if he had done some one a great wrong. The doctor gave him strong doses of morphine he went to bed and next day was better. I implored him not to drink any more, was all right again of this Select Committee, and given them his views in detail. He Tiolds that the power of tho Uureau do not so much need an cnlargunentad defi- nition. It was well enough, pcrhnpp, lie says, to leave them to military adjustment during the war, but here- after its operations should be in pur- suance of actual law. The force of this view, thus urged by Gon. Howard and oth- ers, is very strongly fell by the com- mittee, and almost from "the day of the loss of the original bill, the man, Mr. Elliot, has been earnest in his endeavors to frame a bill that will command a support of all brandies of the Government. The bill upon which the committee will probably agree retains many features of tho old bill, but is so drawn :is to obviata many of the objections urged against that. The clause, in respect to tho division of the districts into sub- distiictH, and the appointment of agents, ito., is left out, and the Com- nissioncr, under the direction of tho President, is simply empowered 11 appoint such agents as may be nou- essary for the efficient and economi- cal administration of the affairs of ,he The provision1 author- zing the employment of cleiks if stricken out. Tho issues of medical atores is authorized. Three million acres of land in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas are reserved from sale, to bo rented in forty acre tracts, and afterward sold to frecdmcn and refugees. Tho Sea Island question is disposed of by authorizing the ComrnisMoner to par- chase lands at not exceeding'twenty- five dollars per acre, to on easy terms at not less than cost price to such frccdinen occu and thought he A few evenings aftar, coming from the opera rntlior late, I saw a light in Mack's room, and thought I would call on him. As soon aa I opened the door, I saw tho carpet rolled up and .blood all, over the floor. His two companions wcro there and they told me Mack had cut his throat.-1-: Rum had done its worst. Poor fel- low, he placed himself before the mirror and deliberately cut his throat from ear to ear, just after tea, when no one was iu tho room., For fear of soiling the carpet he placed his neck on tho spittoon, which was filled with blood. The landlady did not wish him to die in her the'physician took him to Bcllcvuo Hospital, where' I saw' him: laid on a stretcher firmly fastened down, the awful gash Bewed up with silver thread. I shed tears over him. Ho could not articulate but was still alive and the physician enid he might live a week and then possible- recover. next day 1 intended to lake a minister to his bedside. When 1 called at the hospital with some of his friends, his plnco empty and his body Jay in tho dead house wnit- 1 claim of "his ngo, my fate the hand a few years 'might have been different" -f. 'I should like to see a largm '.'coffee, and. smoking connected with your fine library. Many, many young men pass their "Lonvrfc" and'othcr low concert sa- loonaouly to kill time in I the even- ings where they could enjoy good- reading money and with- out price." ;31y nest clerkship.-extended somo irce years in: a distant city. three years .having: many. f temptation si sur- rounding mo, jl iwis .comparatively sober.- Yet' 'oftentimes -jrould nthat infernal liquor get.the master of me, and cause mo to commit at which I think Jw my sober ecnsei Satan ingifor some relative to his'soul had flown. Fu companions had been biuicd in Xo minister, no moth- er, no sisler_to follow hiin to his last resting-place...' d1 .Intemperance in 
                            

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