OF the great mass of humanity little more can be chronicled than that Such a person was born on one day and died upon another. Of a very few of all the molds and types of mankind is either the life or the death a subject of much interest or concern, beyond the parish precincts in which they lived and died. Others, indeed, there are, whose lives are more or less an interest to their cotemporaries and posterity; but, besides these, there is in the great drama of humanity, a goodly number whose lives are public blessings, and whose characters and achievements constitute them, more or less, benefactors of the race. If a man only builds one house, plants one tree, and properly educates one child, he is to be enrolled, though in an humble niche, a benefactor of his race. Between him, how ever, and a Franklin, a Howard, a Washington, a Joseph, a Moses, a Peter, or a Paul, what an interval!