Bpringfield (Masa.) Repubücan: Gen. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, the handsome old polltician with the peerles voice, ws seventy years old January 30. Wliat a world of nii'iuorirs aro recalled as thi wt'ü-preserved relie of other aud great days passes the railestone ! Tliink oí' what he has been, and seen,and fíured in and the most heroic epoch n the life of the nation rlses up for review. The bobbin boy, momber and speaker of the state lejrisluture: incmber of conjtress and elected speaker on the 133d ballot, after a struggle extending over two mouths; governor of Massachusetts for tlirce terms; major general in the army of the ('nioii f rom 1 Sfi 1 until May, 1864; tlu'ii four terms more in the nntioiril house of representatives, and now United Status marshal at Boston, in hia woond term of three yeara.