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? THE 'UNION IT MUST AND, SHALL BE PRESERVED."
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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ASHLAND, ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY MOltIS ING, FEBRU A.11Y 28, 1855
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lev b more, , ekna.- Kr head
Kitaer Maea, a Pmk-or Tnrk ;
KirOt a alia toaatpVe cee4-r T . ' ; 1 ;
cuu foi4 yiatary'a ble4y werk i i
ay flr the wind may roll. ,
Oaiby hetjrhU, Befceitopol I
WUUtiall ta yoa ar aae )
! that epot where.er it be, '
- IWkera he etaada ao other word '
''Btmxd God eara the child's prejer heexd
O a. Hear tM Alma river ."
wnneillstea totko aella. - 1 - '
Klmrinf. ia the town t-y, -'
a The for victory . heell ewelle '
For tka-naay awentaway ; . .i,-ui
1 iTaadrede. thousaadel Let o weep, ..
"(e, who need not Jaet to keep
IteaeoB clear ta thooght aad braia J
ke.Tilt taamoraia aomeaafaia n t -
aTiUtaokhlrddrea4BHaraiDUll ' -..
..Vtit tkt wm Utt luklui-tll- , ,.j
adi r t 1 -' ' ' " '- '
bma well Jay nsdnwa.my hild ,
Poor toe bed ia poor aad hara';. . . .
'Bottky father, farexlled. '
c.8leeapoa taoopea eward, " -
,t'HaaiiH of aa two at haaac ; . ' jt. . "
.,-Or. keaealk the atarry dome., on
j Pics oat tranche ia the dark, , , .
V 'Where be borie "Willie, mark It-' ..
Whera? a tmrics thoae who died ' ' l '
tifrhtia. AfhUng at hi svaa, - i .-" '
-iat aiy ta Aiata. r ?,. ..- i' 'i -:n:
-t? 1 a a. il I.--. " .
ea Wlllla, Wlllia.'aw to Bleep
1 d will help aa, O my boy I i m .'.'.
.. He will make the daU konra ereaf -.
Faster aad eend new of joy :
''Wert 1 need aot ahrink to meet
'Thoae ereat placarde la the etreet, ' -
That fee weaka will gfaaatlyataia -.
. la eomeeyea Child, aay that prayer ;
- OaMMiia adifforeat one
Say" O God I Thy willbe done.
D. M. M.
' From Ladya Book of Janaary ) .
, . it rATixacs pkskiss.
It nr hiatory of rt Mr .Brother Tm,"
jmliihed orieiruJlj ia thim , JIagaiine,
trauslat&d na eocknejUed ia England,
sad 'reproduced in this conn try aft an
.EngIIah iTair.t ;I'jnrried a' widower
with Ua children. If yoa wish to know
wot, isknj Jpiber Tom, and ho will
tell jon. " ' So much for in y antecedents ;
HOW for ",j)iy JIother-in-Law." ;
flatter myself that I have common
Brtisex 'eyea my brother Tom admits
.that, aa a eoneril rule, though ha eites
exceptional carcnnijtaace. I do know
etiough to retire into the house when it
riina, or, .to take an omnibus, or spread
a uiabreIlAj-L have seen children 'be
fore to-day if nere'r any of mj own, eS
t(ial o wn , alt those' of my aistec'a (aot La
a Jmw, and toy . hoaband ten by a for
mr"eonnction : and I to ' thinkn that
niy husband's mother 'might; give mej
1 ci)il lor soar capacity .-. it marrying
a'Aaar with' ten "children is any proof of
isjebllityas 'some ''people 'pretead,
' BMther-in-law should, at any rate, be
tb last to reproach me with it.- ----'
I do' set know ' how good a meddler
among fruits may bet bat. I do know
thai a meddler ia one's ; household af
fair is intolerable. I do Hot know pre
cisely what the first Mrs. Perkins died
olf bt if eyer coroner's jury aits upon
me; r if - the doctor makes a ' true re
turn to the superintendent of the health
c&QBi I know.' thai rerdict in . the one
, cease," er the report in the other,1 will be
f in; orer-dosa 'of : motherTrn-aw,-HrAPerkinSr
my dear lord and master,
ia well enough, perhaps I - should say,
Ttr'wlL'-Idon't'' think "he- killed his
ftrst wife, but I do hope I shall never be
reqaired to- declare, opon oath, j what
are my -"firm eonrictions opon the sub
ject.'" It might make a ' disturbance in
-the family. ; i--.'. i
6 If tha woman was bora far" plaroo,
she is fulfilling-' her mission. Such'' 4
peaked face t Such a long neck ! Such
av lengthened sourness, loo; drawn oat t
Sueh a lean and hungry look f If she
were any body but my husband's mother
I eooJd .appeal to .him for protection;
bwt I cannot aek the man to rise in re
bJ Ijon against bU own flesh and blood
he athor of -ilia being.- JL wishfihe
Mold 1e content with the original pro
4ataioB;"auidiHrt imagins that hs needs
Ikay ccntinaal superriaion, as an author
araparTises new edition, and make al
terations in eTery one t .t , r "'
K My welcome to the house was damp-,
r. Perkins, before marriage, never let
ms 'iee: itis mother. j Widowers, are
. prompt and artful. Let them' but
preathe on a maiden with intent to cap
Abjo, the proverb' says, and the end is
smtw. -The fascination of a serpent, ex
erted apon-a bird, is not more certain.
Lam half inolined to accuse my has-
band f duplicity of obtaining a wife
under false pretences : .the sesond Of
fence, too, the monster I , A man's chil:
- drcn we . expect to be plagued with ;
and perhaps the escape from early nurs
ing. -Godfrey's eorJial, ;Darby'a ar
rninitiT7 ttfethixig.'and all that sort ot
thing, is quite an equivalent for any in
rxwvenienee which may grow oat of be
in a mother at second hand, with a
fajafly capiul . all ready to commence
married Ufa upon. But why did not
the creator tell me that he was to bo
tkea with this other and extra inoiun.
Vw t Why is not the marriage ser
altered to meet such cases,, thus:
A isnce, Uke thee, "Timothy
hy mwW to be my ' wedded husband
W in-hkw), to have and to
tv CnAth of it ? lm sure
. 1 more, by two-third s.-of
the mother thaa c?-g, fczQs;. poor
raei -. ' i " -
My welcome, as I said, was a damper.
She kissed, ma, heartily enongh too
heartily for sae smelt horribly vf snuff.
She-tasted of it,- indeed-j' and if I could
believe that any woman ever powdered
tobac'cOgln her mouth, instead of in. the
nroner place -if the nose , even is that
nroper place she . is . that person. - - She
turned me round and round, and looked
me all over--with -most wonderful non
chalence"." " She' wondered whether .my
eyes we're black or dark hazel, suggested
caps as par? oi. tne touei. ox tuo. inomer
oLten . children... and -desired- to- know
my christian name, as he intended to be
very kind -ana -motherly. ' 5osides,
she said, " I-am Mrs. Perkins, and one
Mrs. "Perkins is enongh in one house."
Perkins winced a little at this, for it was
not the first time she had told him so,
When I answered that my name .was
Periannn aha aiirl To TiAnfnl TTnmnn!
A vivtivvj iu hca,A r- anivuvvi .aa. uuj ay as
Yoa 'are well hainedfor joa will - have
a time of it.' 'But' la,' dear we must be
cheerful, and begin , with a cup of. tea."
And such a pleasant look as she put on
to second her invitation ! ... Her, face
was the habitual incarnation, of lamen
tations: and when she attempts a smile
her features are so unused to it -that it
seems more like a twist of pain than an
expression of pleasure. ti "' '--
" You will have a time of it," aho re
peated,' for my encouragement, ' as she
placed me at the head of the table, be
hind a wilderness of cups -and saucers,
and other toa and toast paraph rnalia.
MThere'sno company to-night, Patience,
just ourselves." .'r
She watched witn a hope oi oontre-
tempt as I 'proceeded to-tea and toast
the little multitude v but.! survived it.
I have learned jsince ', that, .with malice
prepense, she trusted to . distrust and
force me to surrender to her discretion.
The next morning at breakfast she hoped
to reap the fruits of her manoevre.
Well Patience," she said, "will
yon sit at the waiter, or shall I ? (with
a motion toward that coveted post a
dignity perhaps, but no sinecure.)
M W ow, or never," thought 1, ana slip
ped into the seat, with a .determination
to assert my prerogative once tor all.
." Well, then, I must tell you,'- says
Mother-in-law, " Mr. Perkins does not
take much cream, Tim don't take sugar,
james- don t -tate cream, will oon s
take- either, Tom has milk and -water,
Sally has milk, Jane drinks water,
John tnnsn't have coffee, and you are
noFT6giTeKuth any butter. Susy has
milk and' water sweetened and Lizzie
mnsn't have any hot bread." , . . '
"Well said 1, . saving dispatched
Mr. Perkins cup, 41 what does grand
mother take?" - . , 1
Yoa should have seen her eyes .'
There were the scintillations of fourteen
furies in there. "Who? Oh, yes, I
understand.: : I oh, never mind me !
I'm no body l" And - then she sobbed
and sniffled, and Mr. Perkins was in an
unwonted state of excitement,. and the
children exchanged winks and .smites,
and I sat still. ' If a woman with 'ten
grandchildren all-in one lot,' to'say
nothing of their probable cousins, is not
entitled to the honored name of grand
mother, pray who is r "
So breakfast 'passed. .Mother-in-law
recovered her serenity before the meal
was over, ii us Dana, dear me, wnat a
word that is for tne to write 1 Husband
went about bis business, and mother-in-
law undertook to invest me with the
power of the keys, enlivening our pro
gress 'through- the establishment with
some very interesting remarks.
". Mr. Perkins is a very fine man - my
dear; though I am his mother who says
it a very fine man :' hut he has a dread
ful temper, and yoa must not . let him
get set against yoa. He is very easy to
please, bat you must bo particular to
get aphis -shirts'. carefully for be will
storm like' an earthquake at a missing
buttort. ' He is "not all difficult about
his table, but things must- be served up
right, or he will not est tllem. - I'm his
mother, and am used to his ways... He
is very neat and careful, ' but he never
puts anything away, and will keep a
person picking op after him all the time ;
and he wants everything- lie"'calls- for
brought to him just to a minute. 'He
is not at all hard to please when one
knows him, only it takes all your
thoughts to do it f but I am , used to
that" .rr . - v
: This was a pleasant introduction, cer
tainly, to my martial duties. '" Then
there's the children' she continued"
nice family as one need desire. But the
oldest, that's '. Timothy, has picked up
some bad habits 'JEIe will swear dread
fully, but he's & good boy for all .that
And James, that's the second son, is 'a
fine lad, and willing; but yoa must not
expose him - to temptation by leaving
loose money about. -Willy is a healthy
and well-doing boy in the main, but he
likes to ereep into tho store-room. As
sure as he eats a handful of raisins, and
he will do it when he can, he goes into
convulsions. Tom is quiet, but dread
ful mischievous sometimes ; and there's
no harm in the girls, except, that they
quarrel, as ali children will, and won't
take care of their clothes ; no children
do.' And John he plagnos them most
to death, and Mr. Perkins has no gov
ernment over them, and you'll have ' to
do it all my dear ; but you must not be
discouraged. . I'm here, and if they
don't mind, just turn them over me." .
Do yoa Vh to know what t did ?
Go marry yourself to a widower, ten
children and a mother-in-law; place
yonrself a foreign substance,--among
three generations of cognates, and"you'fl
find out. . I "just naturally," aa they
say out west, went to my. room, -threw
myself on th bed and cried. , Tears
won't provide a dinner, I know, and I
knew it then ; but I did not Imagine
that any en expected that I should fall
at once into 'providing for the heusohold
-I, a stranger, and in a strange place
k)h. how stranee I I don't knoW.hotr
long I laid there in my half sleep, half
a "TV- - -War . T 1 ,1. T
son. . .- iresen uy x near a motner,
screamed in . childish treble "moth
er I" shouted " mother I"piped Jmo
therl mother!! mother !!1".,- "i
" Who is that wretch of a mother ?.'
I said, angrily, as I . bounced from the
; bed to-the glass, and' then laved away
the traces of my . tears. ."" Who is"' the
wretch, and why don't she answer ?"
I did not dream that I could be meant.
"What is the matter?" I asked, open
ing, the .door, and running .out. tto : and
seven "or .eight : of ', the Perkins'! young
fry sitting on the stairs, '' Who calls.
' "It's all of us.'r said the .oldest as
spokesman forthd whole. Grand
mother said we were to" call you moth
dr." ' " ' r,
.li But she did not tell yoa to set up
sach a horrible concert, did she? ' If
she did." I forbid it.- 'Call me "mother
and I'll try to be one ; but never shout
the word again, or call me at all .when
yoa are near enough for- me to hear you
speak in your natural voice. Come . to
me when you want me. Where is your
grandmother?"- . t
"She went out and said she wo'd not
be in till dinner: and there's no dinner
getting ready," and nothiog to eat, and
we are all hungry." -
" (ro, then, and eat anything you can
find." , - - - -
" But' everything is ' locked upl "and
you have the keys. Grandmother, said
so before she went out." "
" Oh she did, did she said I laugh-
locT ana running down stairs . over a
score" of legs and arms.' "Now' I saw the"
- mi m
conspiracy, xne pantry was speedily
uolocked, and the key has not, been in
the door since.' Leaving tho children
to discuss their lunch,' I walked' to, the
kitchen. ' ' There sat a 'great lump of a
cook, .with her feet on the ashes, "and
her face turned toward me with' an ex
pression which, said, " now for a bat
tle 1" '
" Where'B your fire.V said I, " and
what's for dinner ?" . -
" Sure yourself, that's the new mus-
thrcss,. must tell me what. ' The," old
musthress tould me I was to do nothing
till you directed."
"i)id.8he. ' And why did you not
come tome hours ago ?''
"Sure, I was tould to wait till you
"Well, thenI do bid you. Pick
up your moveables and leave the house.
Jail m the evening and Mr. 1'erxins
mother will par you your wages." .. The
girl stared,' as if doubting her senses.
Comemove I """Come" moveyou are in"
my way 1 And she did move, mutter-.
ing something about soptarta,. which I ;
did not heed. As my hrst order and
last to that individual was obeyed, I
cared not with- how little graco she did
it. I heard her stop to speak to the
children in the' pantry. The sound of
my footsteps approaching was enough,
and she was off. " Gome, children," I
said, " what's to be had ? - Your father
will be home to' dinner ' presently . and
we must have it up in a hurry.
Each did "his or her part, highly
amused at ' what' they consider a good
frolic. One did one thing, and another
something else. : The boys brought fuel
and water ; the girls discovered the ed
ibles and" commes tibles. " A fine dish of
ham and eggs,' a cold joint, a p!e- a de
cidedly picnic affair we' served 'up . to
the' moment Perkins came -in,' and we
twelve were seated in tho best humor of
pleased excitement.'- I -had 'found: my
way straight to the hearts of the chil
dren, and had no fears for the rest
'- Mother-in-law walked in' as we were
enjoying- ourselves A strange expres
sion -of disappointment came over her
face at seeing everything so comfortable.
'I' onght to 'make yoa an apology for
being late," she said ; " but I make al
lowances 'for a young housekeeper, and
did not think yoa could be so punctual."
" No thanks to you," thought I, but I
said - nothing. : No sooner was mother-in-law
down - to the table than she was
up again,; and calling" " Charlotte, V at
the head of the kitchen'stairs. ; 1 'v
! . " What is the matter ?" I asked."
" That stupid girl of ours ! : She has
put' on a dirty trble cloth, and the old
knives and the steel forks ; and there's
no spoons for the gravy- and this is stale
bread-'-and and I'm sure my son can't
abide such atab'el" V- - ;y '."'.".'
"-Then it must be me that she finds
fault with, I dismissed Charlotte three
quarters of an hour ago, at which time
she had not taken a step towards dinner.
Since ' then the children and I have got
ujt-tnis, such as it is, impromptu." i
.. And a very good dinner, too," said
Perkins, " I don't desire a better., .
, Mothcr-in-law gave him an angry
glance, and than, . turning to me, said,
with forced composure. . -
" Yoa don't mean that you have turn
ed a girl out of doors without warning,
who has lived here five years !"
" I did not use physical force, certain
ly, but I did employ Tery powerful mor
al suasion. - We are too strong in young
girls to tolerate kitchen impertinence." '
Such was the coup d'etat, or rather
Coup d cousiue, with which I inaugera
ted myself. " It was effectual. ''Mother-in-law.
was completely checkmated, and
my authority was established. 'PerkiDS
is a sensible man. Widows generally
are experienced and wise. ' As a mat
ter of prndont investment, let me recom
mend the young lady who has love to lay
out, to expend it' upon a widower,' if
one is to be had. ' Such is my experi
ence. My husband left the whole man
agement of the honse to me, and I- must
say. that. I have succeeded wonderfully.
.The children are not at all the nuisance
that their affectionate grandparent re-,
presented them. .Indeed, they have be
come, in a couple, of years, quite models,
so Perkins says, and he knows them best,
of course. ' I had rather have twenty
children ; all " mothering '. me at onoo,
than one brother Tom. " .. " ' '.".,' '
But the mother-in-law oh, dear !
She is the thorn in my side. .V I can't dis
charge , her as I did the girl, or manage
her as I can the children, ."Perkins
talks of buying her an annuity, tliai she
may set np house-keeping on her own ac
count, I almost wish be would and
yet "I dont want her to get tip s grand
claim - for - sympathy " on the plea . that I
have separated mother, and child, turned
her- out. of doors, and twenty other nor
.'u ,"""a, :f
It is three months 'since Isaw'the"pTe-
eedmg till- now-.X opened myporlfo-
lio. this ' fine -JM ay morning, v r -'liej x you
know tho .world looks cheerful to me
now ? I have a new stake in it. ' As
said. I opened my papers, and have been
quite amused at my Own nonsense about
the old lady, which ! had really entirely
(brsrotton, iiamuy earcs put - the pen
aside, t and authorship, letters to friends
even, are quite unneeaea. . , may just
remark by way of conclusion,-that moth'
er-in-law has - become "useful as well as
ornamental. She thinks herself indis
pensable. . Well, I've no objection.--
Employment keeps her out of miseliief.
and I give her the baby to hold,'" " "' ',
'. From tka Mt. Vernon Ban Bar. :
INDiaNATIOH' MEETESa Or: THE
, , . : . HORSES ! . -
There was " a large and respectable "
meeting of;.the.Jjivery- r Horses of Mt.
Vernon, .on baturday last, to take ac
tion in regard to the slaying season, bo
injurious to horse flesh. ' Crouie's Tom
was unanimously chosen to preside, .and
upon "being in stalt-sd in the chairspoke
as follows,; .; ... . ,-?,, ' y
" Horses I these are times to trv our
soci, and it behooffs'us to kick against
the' outrageous treatment we have lately
endured. To use the language of Thom
as Jefferson, a privileged few booted
and spurred, have put saddles on our
backs, and wisa to ride us to death 1
and not only this, but 'fast young men'J
are trying to drive us to the devil,
along with themselves, while we wish to
go to the land where, all good horses
go-' --'- " .
Here a tremenduoss " HonsE-laugh "
was heard all round. The chairman
continued : -
" Horses 1 why will yo re-MANE silent
and have euTAiLed upon you all the ills
that horse flesh is hair to. such as ring
bone spavin and distemper witboutut-
tenng a single neigh r Y by will ye be
rode over rough shod by every squirt
and fool who has credit at the livery
stable!' ("Loud cries of 'Well we
won't boss V Now, fellow 'horses. - let
ns all ' null together.' and ' stand no
to the TeEiTddder'"or no fodder, and
we will soon bring the two-legged don
keys to terms." :
A victorious shout, such as horses
only know how to give, followed the de
livery of' this speech. A committee,
consisting of ' Bennett's Jim, Taylor's
Dick and Crouse's Bill, was then ap
pointed to- dbacgbt resolutions, ' ex
pressive of the sense of tho meeting.
The committee retired for half an hour
for consultation, ' when they returned
and reported the following: ' :!
, Resolved, That we will kick agrinst
every attempt to drive us to death. , : ;
Resolved, That when driven at a fas
ter gait than 10 miles an hour,. wo will
upset the sleighs and " spill out u the
contents. .- : i: ." '- -
- . Resolved, That when ' whipped with-,
out cause we will run off and smash the
crockery.'; . " ,"
; 'Resolued, That; it's not fair' Id feed
us on "stake oats,' when7 away ' from
horns : .while-, our drivers - got coKNed on
"old Bye.". .
Resolved, That 4 O'clock, A. M., is
entirely too early an hour for young men
to sing-" we won't go home till morn
ing.?' -': ' . 'I-'"-' '- -- " ' '- -- ":
: : Resolved, that we are. ready to " die
with the harness on," but don't wish to
be slayed to death. -
' A fter the resol utions were read a JUley
bustering : spirit - began to - manifest it
self; but the chairman put a check to it
at once. The resolutions . were ; then a
dopted unanimously not a single neigh
was uttered against them after which the
horses trotted home.' -r 1 ;
: . FATE OF FAST MEN.
.. - . . - - -.
The vicious die early. - They fall like
shadows, or tumble like wrecks and ru
ins: into tho'gravo often - when quite
young alwayB before forty. The wick
ed " iiveth not half their days." - The
world at once ratifies! the truth, and as
signs the' reason by - describing the dis
solute ' as " fast men," that is they live
fast; they, spend their twelve - hours in
six, getting through the whole ' before
the meridian, and dropping out of sight
and into darkness, while others are in
tha glory of life. .''.Their sun- goes
down while itis yet day.. And they
might have helped it. Many a one dies
long before he need. Your men of gen
ius, .like Burns and . Byron, to whom,
when dissipated and . profligate, thirty
Be von is so fatal ; and your obscure and
nameless K.vandering stars,". who waste
their ..youth in, libertine -indulgence;
they cannot live long. . They put on the
steam till they blow up the boiler.-
They ' run at such a rate that the fire
goes out from want of fuel. The Ma
chinery is destroyed by reckless speed
and rapid Wear. Nothing can save them.
Their physical system cannot stand the
strain they put it to ; while the state of
their minds is often such . that the soul
wonld rot the substance of the most ro
bust body, and make for itself a way for
escape from the incessant hell of its own
thoughts. Rev. T, J3inneyr ; ;
J53ET A clergyman was onoo sent for
in the middle of the night by one of the
ladies of his congregation. , . ; . -
" Well, my good woman," said he,
"so yoa are very ill, and require the
consolations of Religion f What can I
doforyou?',' - - - . -
. " No," replied the old lady ; . " I am
only nervous and can't sleep' - , ,
; " Ho w can - J help that ?" asked the
parson. . .. . ti , -. -.-
. ; " 0, sir yea always pat me to sleep
so nicely when I go ta church that I
thought if you would only preach for
me !'.! . . I ... .. ,...--' .' -1; -- ..; .
Tho parson " made tracks."
PETER THE PEASANT A TRIAL OP
.-j . TjrxEQRnY." '
A BTOR Y-FOB CHK .VOUNG aD O&D-f-FSOX
- -' liefer wns the sort of tin honest "Princh
peasant: ; who lived a the banks of the
Mcjselle., . . When . ho was fifteen years of
age, his father , was obliged, to send bim
to' Pais.to1 gain htfliveliho'od as a'car
penlef.:,v'SPoverty:'' -said1 the old man,
imposed upon nB painful separations
ionmy go to Paris to find work i you
will bo -exposed to many temptations;
but remember the lesson of your mother.
who has always' shown you an example
of virtue' that though you are parted
from your' earthly parents, yon have.
Jlatber -in heaven. X have lived -sixty
years in our village, and no ono can ever
blame me for a dishonest! or dishonorable
action. . Peter my son,' rod must not
shams your parentage." -Adieu !" -
And , ,so saying, the . old. man took a
hearty embrace, and Peter with a heavy
heart, set out on his route to Paris. ' He
turned more than once to take a farewell
look at his native village J and when
the church spire ohly was visible he took
off. his hat and reverently bending his
knee lie looked toward to spot where his
Savior s image rested on the altar, and
besought : Him to- give' him strength to
persevere tfr the'eni-s c: ;-rt-i r, ,i i
At length, tr eter arrived at Parish the
journey had nearly exhausted his stock
of money, but he carried a letter of re
commendation " to a master carpenter,
who -immediately employed him He
was . 'young, but he was willing, and he -
soon- gained,. -what enabled him to send
presents to his parents, and to his little
sister Maria." " -' ' " - ' . " '." " '"'
'But 4God saw good to Peter with ad
versity. His master waa ruined by soma
unforseen misfortunes, and. all bis work
men wore dismissed. ; Poor Peter I He
could send no more presents to his cot
tage home; and that was the first thought-
that grieved him. -
(Jonhdence in Uod, however,was un
bounded and God rewarded his confi
dence by putting it to a bard proof; his
faith was to be strengthened and punn
ed in the school of misfortune. One day
that he had traversed the streets of Pa
ris, seeking in vain for work, he became
very faint as he crossed the Tuilleries,
and had just time to throw himself on a
chair Or ho would .hare- fallen to the
rnrf The woman who kept the chairs
did not perceive him ; he might have
gone away without paying and he was
very poor ; put he said to . himself ' if
the woman lack vigilance, that is no
reason why I should lack probity; God
sees " me, that is enough and he called
the woman and gave her two souts. As
he pursued his way he was overtaken by
an omnibus, when suddenly a wheel gave
way, and down it came with a crash A
man who was passing at the moment was
thrown down and severely hurt." Peter
raised mm up, ana assisted turn into a
cabriolet which stood near, -i - ... P
Scarcely had ho driven off, when Pe
ter observed a piece of paper on the
ground, and picking it up, found an 'or
der for five hundred francs.,-: '. ,: -t-
How can I return this to the owner.?'
was . the hrst : thought - that , passed
turougn nis mma. ,;
"Where are you going with that drea
my look ?" asked the voice of James,
one of his late fellow workmen who lodg:.
ed in the same house with him. -
Peter had always been reserved with
this' man for' he knew little of him ; and
his father' had warned him not to make'
acquaintance ' too hastly. " No work to
be found yet, eh ?" continued James; :
" You know Paris,". said Peter could
yoa tell me how I can discover the own
er of something I have found ?" y:.
. " What P said j James, . " would.' y ow
look, for the owner of what fortune has
thrown in your way ? Is H a ring or a
watch ? " Do you fear discovery ?' -
No," said Pe ter, " but I fear God,
and must restore what does not -belong
.'' What have yoa found r said James.
." A ..bill for five hundred francs," re
plied Peter..- ". ..'
" Good,"! said James, " some gambler
has lost it as he came out of the gambling
house, or some rich merchant has dron
ed it out of his pocket book ; you would
be a great fool not to keep it ?"
, " It is not mine," said Peter; " ' ' '';
At any rate yoa are entitled to a
handsome reward for' finding it ?" - . ..
Peter went straight to the bank bat
it was shut for the day ; and when he re
turned - to his lodgings, be found James
had told the landlord that he had met
with', some good fortune ; and the man
immediately attacked him and insisted
on being paid for the last month's lodg
ing. Poor Peter I He had nothing but;
the "five hundred francs ! .The sugges
tion of James came to his mind : - " It
is doubtless the money of some rich man
who will never miss it." Alas I t Poor
Peter. '. ., - :
Meanwhile M: Bonard, who . had lost
the " order, was prey to the deepest dis
tress. When he was thrown down by
the omnibus, he had the billet, in his
hand : : but the pain he suffered from the
fall made him forget everything and it
was not until he got out of the cabriolet
that he missed the mdney. He was the
owner of a shop, the rent of which was
duo next day,, and having lately experi
enced heavy losses, he had no mora mo
ney to pay, for. he had drawn from the
bank his last fire hundred francs. With
what sorrow did he look at his wife and
children ! He durst , not tell them his i
losses ; but they soon saw that something 1
outward hod occurred and at length he ,
was obliged to confess the truth. Some .
honest person may yet find it' he said.
t:The will of God be done !" replied j
his wife.-' Yoa have been7 saved, from
an accident which might have cost your '
life,, and every , evil seems light in com-J
parison,".,.; . :, , ,; q '-., -.
The next day, towards twelve o'clock,;
a knocking was heard at the door.
.' Ah r said - M Bonard, it - is our
landlord. ! fear, and there is no money
to give him,"
: -His wife with a trembling hand open
ed the door for a moment her confidence
in- God had failed her. It was hot the
landlord ;' it was a friend who had been
sent -as a forlorn hope,-to the bank and
who had there found Peter, who i now aCr
companied Jiim, and presented the fivj
hundred francs to 'the' delighted and
grateful family. s ' -- ' "
--"I cannot conoCal from yoa,"' said
Peter that I had some' temptation to retain-,
the -money and I do not desire the
applause your bestow on my .honesty.
" " Yoa "do 'deserve" them," said Mad-'
ame Bonard, " " no one need be aBhamod
of a temptation overcome'"'! j t
.I hank, uod 1 did overcome it " said
Peter, ! should haye fallen --had I net
remembered,' " what will it profit a man
to gam th e whole world and lose his
own"', soul r ' and all the .lessons of our
good . minister came back to my mind so
forcible, that the temptation vanished."
" Your honesty, has been tried," said
the friend of Bonard," and I have no hes
itation in recommending you to the por
ter in the bank where you but now return
ed thebillet. The situation is a lucrative
one, and if you continue to behave as you
have hitherto done your advancement is
certain " Do what is good and thy re
ward will not linger." . . .') .i.
CAUSE OF CHAnTOES IS CLIMATE.
'" History informs us that many of the
countries of Euroce. which now possess
very mild winters, at one : timo experi
enced Bevere cold at this season cf. the
year. The Tiber, at Rome, was frozen
over, and snow at .one time lay forty
days in that city. The Euxine sea was
frozen over-every winter; daring the
time -of T, Ovid, and the rivers Rhino
and Rhone ased' to be frozen so deep
that the ice sustained loaded wagons.
The water of the Tiber, Rhine and
Rhone, now flow freely every winter;
ice is unkown in Rome, and the . waves
of the Exuine . dash their wintry foam
unerystalized upon, the rocks. .
Some have ascribed these climate
changes to agriculture,' the cutting down
of dense forests, the exposure of the up
turned soil to the summer sun, and the
draining'bf great marshes, , Ws do not
believe that such great changes could
have been produced in the climate of any
country by agriculture, and we are cer
tain, no such theory can account for the
contrary shaags of climate- from warm
to cold winters whichhistory tells us
has taken place in ether countries than
those named. Greenland received", its
name from the emerald herbage that
clothed its valleys and mountains, and
its e astern coast, which is now inaccessi
ble on aooeunt of the'perpetual ice heap
ed upon its shores, was in the eleventh
oentury, the seat of Scandinavian colo
nies, all trace of which is now lost
Cold Labrador was named Yinland by
the Northmen who. visited it in the year
1,000, and who were so charmed with its
then mild climate. 'The cause of these
changes is' an "important inquiry':
A pamphlet by joha Murray, civil
engineer has recently been published in
London, in which he . endeavor to ac
count for these great changes of climate
by the changable position of" the'' mag
netic poles. -The magnetic variation or
declination of the needle is Well known.
At the present time it amounts, in Lon
don, to about twenty-three degrees west
of north, while in ' 1659 the line of vari
ation passed through England, and then
moved gradually west untill: 1816. . In
that year a great .. removal of ice took
place on- the coast of Greenland; hence
. . , .i . , j ' ,
it is mierreu tnvt tne. ooiu meriuutn,
which 'now' supposed to pass through
Canada and Siberia, may at one time
have passed through Italy,' and that if
the magnetic meridian returns, as it is
now doing, to its old lines, in Europe,
Rome, may once more see her Tiber fro
zen over, and the merry Rhinelander
drive his team on the ice of the - olassio
4-r-JrVrhethert tfij) r changes of climate men
tionodfiavo been caused by the - change
of the magnetie meridian or not, we
have too few facts before us, at present
to decide conclusively ; but the idea
once spread abroad, will . no - doubt re
move every obscurity, and settle the
question. . -
; Lxahxing and Labor.- As Boswell,
tho great biographer, and Dr." J ohnson,
were descending the Thames in a boat
to Greenwich, the conversation turned
on the. benefits of learning, which Vr.
Johnson maintained to be.of.nso to all
men. '"And yet," said Boswell, people
go throng the world very well, and carry
on the ' business of life to advantage
without learning.' Why, sir, repli
ed Johnson, that may be true in cases
where learning cannot be of any use ;
for instance this boy rows as well 'with
out learning as if he could sing the song
of Orpheus to the Argonauts, who were
the first sailors.'! . He then called to
the boy-1" What would yoa , give my
lad," to "know about ' the Argonauts ?"
" Sir," replied the boy, " I would give
alllhav?." Dr. Johnson was much
pleased with ' this answer, and; turning
to -Bsowell, said "Sir, a desire for
knowledge is the naural feeling of man
kind, and every human being whose
mind is net debauched, will be willing
to give all he has to get knowledge." i
S''During the last war, - a Quaker
was on board an American ship engaged
in close combat witn an enemy, lie
preserved his peace principles-calmly ,
nntil he saw a stout Briton climbing np
the vessel by a rope which ' hang overboard.-'
Sejzing a hatchet, the Quaker
looked over the side of the ship and re
marked " Friend, if the ' wants that
piece of rope thee may have it;" when,
siuting the deed to the word, he out off
the rope and down went the poor fellow
to his watery home. " r " '"'., V
JCS"The two neighbors who. 4-' fell
out," have got -in again. Both were
HOW THEY KISSED HI THE OLDEN
:'- v; ITIME.. .- ,.-'.-. i
'.' Three '- foreign ' travelefs in . England
have pleasantly remarked .upon an old
Custom which would now bo considered
" more '. honored in the .breach, than in
the observence." " The custom alluded
to is that of kissing. Chalcohdyles, the
Greek, yho visited our respected ances
tors between four and five centuries ago
was highly surprised, delighted and ed
ified with this novel mode- , He says of
:?' .'i' tr .'"-lily .t.vt u) ''' : "
As, for English .females and -children,
their customs are liberal in the ex
treme. For instance,' when a visitor
calls at a friend's house, nis first apt is
to kiss his friend's wife;. he is then a
duly installed guest.- Parsons meeting
in the street follow the same custom,
and no one ; seee anything improper in
the action.',', r.w koi so :.
, .Nicander Nuoius,' , another Greek
traveler of a century later, also adverts
to this osculatorv fashion. " The Eng
lish," he says, "manifest much simplic
ity and lack of jealousy in their customs
as regards . females; for not only do
members of the same family and house-;
holdJciss them on the lips with compli
mentary salutations and enfolding of the
arms round the waist, but even stran-
gers, when introduced, follow the same
mode; and it is one which does not ap
pear to "them in any degree unbecom
ming." : z : i -.;;-.," .
The third commentator is Erasmus,
and it astonishing how lively the Dutch
man becomes when expatiating- on this
triujLiu saojeck,-1 .writing xrom iog
land to Andrelinus in 1489, ho. says,
unctuously : ".They -. have custom,
too, which, can never be suinciently com
mended. 'J On your arrival yoa are wel
comed with kisses. On your depart
ure yoa are sent -off with kisses. If
yoa return, the embraces are repeated,
Do yoa receive a visit, your first enter
tainment, is of kisses. Do your guests
depart, yoa distribute kisses amongst
them, iv herever yoa meet them, they
greet yoa with a kiss. , In short, which
ever- way yoa turn, there is nothing but
kissing. Ah ! Faustas, if yoa had once
tasted the tenderness, the fragrance of
these kisses, yoa would wish to stay in
England, not for a ten years' voyage,
like Sloan's,-bat as long as yon UvedL"
1 leave to the bachelors to pronounce
npon the- merits nf tlii nnatom which
must hare had its disadvantages, too-
qualified remark, which I feel the
more bound to make, as, were X to join,
in the ecstatio laudation of tho grave
Dutchman why. to use Hood's words,
" I have my fears about my ears ; I'm
not -a single man. . "'-
PoLrncAL Seemoms. In the Iowa
House-of Representatives, On the 22d
ult, the bill in relation to tho Obser
vance of the 'Christian Sabbath being
under consideration the following a-
mendment was offered : .
" It shall" be regarded as a violation
of the Sabbath for clergymen,' of any
denomination,' to preach political ser
mons en the Sabbath day' ' ' ; n .'.
. The yeas and nays being taken, there
werefoorteen yeas.- -- - -
Not a bad move I No groat evil would
result from excluding secular matters
from the time allotted to the purposes of
religion. "As the- next best thing,- if
priests will meddlo with the world's af
fairs, let the world meddle with theirs
do their own preaching, and out off sup
plies. . In such a game the world would
have decided advantage. Sinners being
a majority, the saints would have a hard
time of it especially - if the wicked
should take it into their heads to - be
came good, and thas spoil the trade of
the devil, , Jjet us make, the grand ex
periment UPlaut Dealer. ' ". ..
- . '" - ' ' '."";. o
Monetary", aho Com asset az. Rsvikw.
Themoriey market has continued: to.
present a"veryui,eapprranoo, with.
steady, improving tendency. - The de
mand is comparatively very light,, and
the supply of capital greatly easeeds
the offerings of first-class paper.-' The
result of this is, that the standard is be
ing gradually lowered, and names hereto
fore considered second class are now
looked .upon as No. I. Parties about
whose stability there is any doubt,still
find it very difficult to negotiate loans.
In the street a fair amount of capital is
offering, and loans are making to a
moderate extent on real estate, at 10
12 per cent, per annum, "but a. much
larger amount of capital might be safely
invested in Jthis way,- than is to be had.
Lenders are still reluctant to take long
paper. Cin. Price Current. - ' -1 -
Makino Boeao. Liebing, the Ger
man Chemist having made many experi
ments, recommends the making of wheat
and rye bread, by using a pint of lime
water to five pounds of flour. Ho ur
ges the abandoning of the use of salera
tus in raising bread, and substitute pure
baker's yeast and lime water. Scien
tific American says cream of tarter and
carbonate of soda, are far inferior to
common yeast in making healthy bread.
The -lime water is prepared by stirring
some quick lime in cold water, then, af
ter allowing the sediment to settle, draw
it off and put it in bottles for use. No
care is required about th quantity of
lime, as ' the water will imbibe only a
certain quantity,'- 1 - " . - -
. i It is said that the new dogma of tha
immaoulate conception of, the Virgin
Marv. recentlv nrninriltralorl Vtt ft, Pnu
j i j i &-""r -j - w
is not received by the Roman Catholics
of .Germany' In Tuscany, also, the
Dominican friars openly repudiate it, and
the monks of St. Marina have bean
moned before the archbishops of Flor
ence on a cnarge ox contempt of the Pope
in MioAtini, il,A A - i d .. .
tioa- to it is aiso manifested in tfrance.
" Sal." said one . cirl to anethnr
am'so glad I have iio beau, now.'"
way so r" asked tho other -
rih ..,.. t i
i, j vAiun, m. van uat a n
lOns SB I please."
GEaa TR03I 5AIf SUCZJ-gzx
When I see child I always feel safe
with1 "the women folks, for I hare always
found that the road to a woman's heart
lies thronga her'chiW. '
There is no wy " so good' to learn
Fretreh -as to live r among 'em f and,1 if
yoa want to understand as, yoa mast
livo among ;' your - Halls, "Hamiltons, .
and stch critters, what can they know of
us ?Cm' a chap catch a likeness flying,
along a rail-road ? ' Can he even see the"
features?' ' nyaaie.- i-i .u"--"-
- It ain't them that stare 'the most that-'
see ..the best always, I guess. '".; -i rvli 1
Power . has . a naturals tendency fas
slothful corpulency. . .
The littler folks be, j the bigger they
talk. Yoa sever seen a small man that
didn't" wear high-heeled boots and a' high -crowned
hat and that want ready ttf
fight almost any-ose, to show, - that ha,
was a man, every inch him..- . , . . (!
' An intemperance advocate" is mora'
dangerous than an open foe. x 5"1 ,
Be rather the advocate of eternal tm
provement than political change. Neitb
er natter tho mob nor the, government,
wnat " yoa think, speak ; . try to satisfy
yonrself and not others, and if yoa " ar
not popular,' you wilt at least bs re-' -spected.-
T Popularity lasts:- bat a dayt
but respect will deseend as a- heritage- tw
vonr children. . .. . .T..
" I don't Eks preaching to tho nerres,
instead of the judgment. ' -' ' ' " 1 ;
jUrerj thing that gives powef lesttnr--bers,
will carry numbers. ? i. : u ; '
I am a great:, friend to -decency, , for; .
decency is a manly virtue; and to deli-r
caoy, fos delicacy is it feminino virtue ; '
bat as for squeamishness, rat tne I if h '
don't make me sick.-; t.j-,-ji9 i; lvvd"
: Sqqeamiahness ami inrleltcaey r-of-ten
found united; iu shortv in, manners,
as in other things, extremes meet,
, -Humility is the - drees-eoat of pride.
' vBook-larned men ' seldom know any '
thing bat. books;, and there is one that)
never was printed yet, worth all they've-.;
got npen their . shelves, but which - they
never read, nor even bo snueb as cut the
leaves of, for they don't understand "
the hand-writing, and that beok is hw-
man nator'. - f.: r ,.rlt,-rr7
. Most men like to be thought knowing
on the subject ef woman. . ' :, .
Patriotism is infernal hungry, and .
savage as old Scratoh if it ain't fed. If
yoa wast to tame it, yon most - treat ii
as Van Ambargh does Lis lions keep ,
1U belly fall. ,
Vexed Hatter 8ett,ed.
' The Cincinnati Gazette of the '
instsays: - ': ' :; ' ' ' j"."
" Judge ' Gholson, of the " Superior; '
Court of ear city, on yesterday, morn--''
ing gave , a decision in a habeas corpus i
ease, brought before, his court, seeking 3
the discharge of a" person arrested for
selling liquor- in violation of the Liquor '
Law, which fully sustains the Common'1
Please Court in its jurisdiction in this c
county, of criminal matters. - It will beta,
seen that, subsequently, the news haa(,
reached our city that the Supreme
Court has sustained the law abolishing
the. Criminal Court, so that tho two oon-' ' .
earring, make " confirmation doubly t .
sore" of the authority now exercise", t
by our courts, with, the exoeption of in
formality noted." " '." " . t- .
r.,..f.,r -t -v'- j u .-t,tl --0
Scotch Psidk of Birth. Bannister , ,
used to tell a story of his having bseht,
introduced ' with Mrs. Bannister, to an,
elderly ; lady of exceeding" ' high no--a
tiona," -not improbably, front circum- -stances,
the prototype of Coleman's La-V
dy Lucretia MTaD, for she was "r pla4
fay proad and : plajjuy-poor ;n: and a
rop of noble blood in the veins of her
visitors served to wash bat every other
stain they might have in their eharac- .
ter or escutcheons. After the present1
tation had taken place, the lady asked 1
a wit of the day, who was present, ' Who 1
are the97 Bannisters ? are thyof good
family ?". ;" Yes," said the witr " very ' -v
good . indeed ; they are closely connec-'
ted with the Stairs." " O," said Lady -Lucretia,'
"a-very aneient family of
Ayshire, dates back to 1450; I am de-"-lighted
to see yon friends." English .
Journal. , ..... Jt ,?m ;;i - ".Is?- A
i .. ;. , " " - , . - - - - of
A new sect in England called the Dis
ciples, proclaims this creed : " Christ
Will appear in 1864 Russia will tri- "
umph ever the Turks, : and' Jews over -the
Russians; the latter event to happen
in-just ten years time, when the Jews
will become a nation in the holy land.s
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the rest of J
the righteous Jews of old, with-a few;!
elect among Christiana, will rise from 7
the dead and live forever m Palestine;
but the heathen and the -wicked Jews;
and Christians will sleep eternally.
, JKSTThe British Registrar general '
annoonoes, somewhat triumphantly, in '.
his report on vital statistics, that the -British
population contains a reserve bf 'i
more than a million unmarried women 1
in the prime of life, with as many more-J
of younger ages ; and that if these eelib-1 -rate
millions were married, it would re-
suit that the births per annum, instead '
of being 700,000, would be 1,600,000
. . T V,' -' - .:-- r.tY
JC3C"Louis Napoleon has just issued ev'
decree gage, and establishing wise regula
tions in regard which goes into effcot on.
the 1st of March next, exemntinir far. .
eign emigrants passing through France
from vexatious a arches of their baggage
t emigTani vessels, ior tae better ae-'-J
commodatien of the passengers, and the i
preservation of health, on board emi-r s
grant ships. ' :;'.' ;;"
u I never go to ebureh;" said sv ' '
country tradesman to his parish, olerjry' (
man, " I always spend Sunday in settling ft
accounts." .Tho minister immediately ,,0
replied, Yoa will find sir, that f the ,if.
day of judgement will be spent in ) the V
same manner." ; ,
; tHtrFashion and Fsauinei taugfi't
woman and her servant girt . .
jiii ill.nn I ""
' --P""-rng-T Bnarpncsa "In
a eorart1. Th,