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THE NEW SKATES.
BY AUNT HATTIE.
' I do hope the canal will freeze over tn-niirhr. 1
so that I can try my new skates iu tlio morning," 1
said Freddy Holland, 0110 iuld evening, to li is 1
It's oolil enough to fre-se anything, I should ,
; hut lmc ynu now skutes "
" Vc-i, father bought 1110 n new piiir this morn-1
Ingjcjmo home wild me, ai.d 1 11 show tliem to
U ys, let's nil go home l.y Mr. Hoi-:
mini is nuu see r rcu s new skates I
"Weil, I will for one j" "and I for two," said
Another, and so, I iiigl.ing and shouting, tho troop
of boys drew up ill front of Mr. Holland' hand
' .Now for n sight of the new skater !"
uiim ici mc pin my nouns 111 me House, anr.
thc:i II bring them out to you," sail Fred: "1
know you w ill say they a:o well worth looking
nt ' t I
"0!i, but they're grand ones." was tho tinker-1
sal cv lain iiion, when Fred re-appeared Willi his!
skv. " Why, 1 never a-.v uny like them." j
" No, tliny are a new kind: M"r. Smith unpacked
them last night : father bought the very lirst
from tlie 1 't, 11:1 1 he pic ke I out the highest priced
-air, too; how glad I felt when 1 saw them.
" Well, if they ain't jmt tne nicest skates that
or wero seen! 'fl.ey luut have cost A great j
deal, though !" 1
" F.ithr never buys a p or article, end there is '
nwt another such a pair of skates nearer than New1
Y ork city," said Fred bonitingly.
"0!i. if Mr. Smith received 11 lot of them. 1
goe s tlioro are others as good ns yours," said
Jemmy Frit., laughing.
"I tell you there ain't ; tho others nra very
nice, but these cost half a dollar moi tlinu any of
''"l: , !
" Ion 11I way think your things a little better
" . ' r"T.o , now mncii are tlie ntliersr
Ii!oj:riit mi.'es tun ,!,,l.r .l.,ll. .!
half, and somo n dollar mid 11 quarter."
"I've got a dollar nnd a quarter of my own
money- I mean to haio a pair of them !"
"I mean to cons father to get mo a pair."
Father has promiie l nin a new pair this win
ter: I hope he will get them to-night."
' " I mean to have 11 pair before this time to mor
row. Just then two men rassc l bv. nnd one said to
hc other; "It is stinging cohf. to-night: I think
the canal will do vlosei beloro to-morrow morn-
'J iod news!" cried Fred, clapping his hands.
" I tell you what it is boys let all of us who can
raie skates meet 101 the ice, after breakfast, and ;
' sku'c till schaol time
" Well, that w ill be tine '." I
..v.... .:it ... n 1-sr 1
' You will cjuie, too, won't you Edwin Mcr-
" Can't your father get you a pair?" nrked one
d" the Uiyi.
" lb! hasn't any father," said nnothor, compas-sionatel'-,
II i.'n't he? I didn't know tint."
All the bovs li lt so sony for Edwin, they did
not care to talk uliotit their skating any longer.
They wanted to say something to comfort hiin,
hut, boy-like, tiny did not know how; so they
' separated for their ditl'ereut homes, each thinking
how hard it was for a lilllo boy to havo no lather
to buy l i 111 skate, nn 1 other nice things !
"Oil, those beautiful skates t" thought Edwin
as he walked slow ly home. " I do wish I had a
pair I won. kr if mother couldn't get them."
But when he went into the houso nnd saw his
mother toiliii'' over her sewing to get them need
ful food, ho iclt that it would bo useless to ai-k
" I wonder if thero is no othor way in which I
' might get them ?'' thought he ; and long after he
had gone to bed thnt niiiht, he lay tossing nnd
wondoring to himself whether he could not earn
tlie money to buy them.
The next morning he called nt Mr. Smith's
store to look at the skates, ami saw- 11 pair for a
dollar and a half which ho thought just us good
. as those over which Freddy had boasted so.
"Nice article, that," said M r. Smith, "and just
about the right sio for you."
"Mr.Sinith," Edwin began and then he cleared
his throat two or three times beloro ho could go
on" Mr. Smith, is thero any way in which I can
1 earn money enough to pay for those?"
" Why, yes, tho boy that I had here to rtiu nf
errands ami carry homo parcels, is sick; if you
choose to come ami tako his place, you can earn
them in a few days."
" I should like to, but mother w ishes mo to go
" And you w ish the tkatcs ?"'
" Yes. ,ir."
"' Well, if you w ill come to me a couplo of hours
every morning, and ngnin 111 tho oieuing, when I
school is done, you shall have tho skates in two
1 weeks. Do yon think your mother can let you ?
" I guess she will, sir. I'll go homo und ask
His mother readily gave her permission when
she saw how anxiuus her littlo boy was to get the
skates. So Edwin began to get up very early in
' the morning, that he might tiuisli all his mother
wanted done by breakfast time, and bo got ready
to go and work for Mr. Smith immediately after.
A hopeful spirit makes a light foot, nnd Kdwin
was so quick in doing errands that Mr. Smith
was greitly pleased with him, and in about ten
davs sail, "Elwin, to-morrow is Saturday; if
you will como and help 1110 nil day you shall havo
the skates to take homo w ith you. My other boy
will bo b.iek next wee!:." Edwin's eyes glietenod
as ho ran homo to tell his mother tho good news,
lie heard tho shouts 01 tho boys oil tho canal (for
it. was now a tlno kUiitiutr place) nnd said to him
self, "to-marrow night nt this time, I'll be with
them, nu l ns happy as a king, with my new
tuatus, nil mv own iMi'in:
-iu. n . I I 1 1! 1 ";''. '' '?
Ik t - II. I. I. II . I I .1
. Spl lll
bo tho tl in V '
.. , 1 '. , .
i hnow ,r, a:u 1 must try o got ono very
. ir . ,. 1 .. i1.-. . 1 iii ,
Ho iound us mother busy preparing something
Tor his gramUo her s r heninatiMu, and as the old
Udygroa e.lout w.tl. tho p.1.1, .,, her l.'--l'ler,
she a .d, ' 1 an nlra.d 1st, if Uilwavs have .t; until
l2t a warm Hhawl t weur iti vM weather."
' " How much Would it cost, mother?"
" About a dollar ami a In If."
."Just tlw price of my skates." thought tho"f
boy. " H w nico it would be to give her a shawl !
Iiiiu- t mIiiiiiIiI eiiiiiir ..,.!.r l.ne ... .r if ,....1
tliiiikia. Id I had helped to keen uwnv ,,.r
,!,,.. ,,;.,., i it ., i!,.,,. i i, .,,1 i i.., i.i ,1.,
without the sliatos; a'l tlio other boys have them,
I it would bo so pleasant to go with them to
the canal to-morrow niol.t ! SI.!I I u-ii on nil
this pleasure or not? I'll think about i
11 did think, not only that ni-ht. but nil the
next dav, whilo doin errands. When ho had
carried f.omo the hint parcel for his employer, he
went back to get his pay ; and w lion that gentle-
man laid down the skates, savinir. " there thev
nn- mr b iv. all vour own mav vou have manv
a merry tipio with tlimii !" his bent swellol with
joy for a Moment, to think that ha owned tho long
voiotuil states. lint tliea he I'omeu.horod h.
jgmuduiuther, and though tho teara sprang to his
t iu tolurably steady voice, " would
iiraaslunf, sir, that I took one of those blanket
t sua Is, io(3et J nf skates ?"
"A blnnket shawll what in the world would
fi do with it," ...
f.tiire it to my grindiuotlier, sir."
"Whit sudden cliffs ge is thisf I thought you
TMr crary for a pair of skates f"
i"" Vto'i t I hoard graudiuother say last
night tht she could never get well of the rhou
nMlin she had a warm shawl."
"'1 should like to." .
Very wo'.l, h,'m the nicest one in the store.
Tluro,,wU.it (1., juu think of that drab one?'' "
"Just the tiling for !raii.iiiotherhn hun I
imy J as mu :!i as tU it ? '
nlioulil nut hear tho shouts of tlie morry skaters ;
but in spite of himself his eyes filled Villi tears
as ho remembered he had 110 skates. Hut when
ho entered the house, nuil slipping up to his grnnd
think mother spread the shawl nround her shoulders, he
hml tu laugh nt her look of surprise "Oh whnt
a niio warm slm I," she kept saving, over nnd
lover ngn'n : " w hat n Gne tiling to keep off rheu
"Agreed! matisni I if I bad such a shawl ns Hint, 1 should
snke, grniiiliuothor. '
" Dear heart, may flic Lord bless yon, mid raise
no n kind children to cherish you in your old
ago ?" and sho laid her trembling band upon his
head, whilo her lips moved ns if in prayer for
Never had grandmother looked to well as on
that evening, wrapped in Edwin's shawl. She
pairjsecmod so comfnrlnhlo nnd happy that ho was
more than paid for bis sacrifice. "And you (rave
up your skates, Edwin, for thisf" said his mother,
'following him to his liltlo bedroom. "Grand
ri mother needed the shawl so much more." "My
darling son ?" w as all she could say, but she re-
solved in heart that her child should have a pair
of skate too, if the had to sew all night to get
them. Hie did tu t jet know that God had put
it into the heart of some other friends to give
them to him, and that her extra toil would not
uw . renuiied fri m her.
On Sunday. E Iwiti felt very hippy teeing his
grandmother in her waini sha'wl, nnd ho thought
to himself, " if I had the skates I could not enjj
them to-day ; but grandmother can uso her shawl
" Yes, and more, too: a hey so thoughtful nfj
li'm grandmother's comfort," lie replied, as lie
cnrclully wrapped up the shawl.
"TliHiik you sirl rnil Kiln in leaving the More,
with tho parcel in his hand, lie did not dare to
give nuntlicr look at the skates, -t somehow, Wicyi
nan never scenic. i fii niTrnciive ns men. 11011
ln unssed nenr Hip cnnal li whistled loud that he
. i . . . . .1
he made 1111 for life !''
"Ho 'made up' then, grandmother," lie said,
merrily j " the shawl is yours and nobody olio's,"
". Mine ?" asked the of I lady in amazement.
"Yes, ours; 1 earned it by coins on errands
fur Mr: Smith nnd I wnnt von In trimr t for mv
all the tunc 1 11111 glad I got it."
That's n line little hid of widow Merrick's;"
aid Mr. Smith to some eentlemen who wero in
his stoic (Saturday night ; "n manly little fellow,"'
lie repeatcil, 11 ml tiicn lio tola tliciii tlio story 01
the skates and shawl.
" The good bov ! he shall have n pair of skates,
for ho do-erves tliem if ever a hid did;" nnd money
was (jin'i kly produced to pay for tho very best
skates in tlie More.
On Monday nioriiing, when lid win was in the
yard sawing wood, n boy
him a pnrccl, 011 which wns written, " For Master
K.I., I.. M,.,, ;..i- r, , ........ r.,: 1- ...1... i..i 1.......1
. ... ... nwn.v Ml una nuu lltl.l ,
mother, and who feel that, though men, thev
might learn a lesson of sclf'-dc nitil from a boy." "
Jldn in tore open the papers hastily, and bhotiled
for joy when he saw tho skates.
n un p, ensure 01 111s generous conduct to Ills grnnu
l-zy Thc followin.r, from the jrinrifietd Telr
grajii, is a very beautiful thing. It may be sung.
ho think, to that sweet nnd flaintivo uir. "1 in
sitting on the stile, . Mary," and with much clTcel
at present, it being new.
MY MOTHER'S GRAVE.
I'm kneeling by thy grave, mother,
I'm kneeling all nloue;
And stars nro shining sweetly down
From their celestial throne.
I'm thinking on tho past, mother,
Of joys forever lied ;
I'm weeping all nlono within
Tho city of tho dead.
I'm thinking of the cot, mother,
Where onco wo used to dwell j
The rippling brook that murmured by,
Adown the mossy dell.
I'm thinking of the birds, mother.
That sung so sweetly I here,
At mini, who 11 we together knelt,
You breathed a happy prayer.
And oh, I'm thinking of the timo
Y'ou told mo you must die
That you must go and live with God ;
And bid me not to cry.
But when I saw life's flickering lamp
Had ceased to burn thy brow
S pale, so coll and inarblu-liLn,
1 wejit 1'ui woopiu now,
I'm thinking of that day, mother
Tho sad mid mournful sound
That echoed from tho 'old church bell,'
Clu.se by tho burial ground.
I'm kneeling by thy grne, mother,
My thoughts nro far away.
And xephyr winds are whispering
A sad nnd mournful lay.
And on tho winds I seem to hear
A soft and heavenly strain :
"Weep not, lone one, but trust in God ;
In lleavcu we'll mejt
WILL, THE WANDERER.
whk. , k , , , .
. , ,,,,mt,lll( ,)f (ioo, i..jy, nlmt fiv0 , lcH
1 flon, Columbus, Ga., and sent to this City in a
hasket some week, ago, where they have been
U i : i . J . n
I. 1 ho vanity cult'vuled is the Hovey seedling.
j iiupregnalcd with tho early scarlet, nnd to changed
'" '.''!"r eluirnetor that they manifest no more dis-
' P"3"'0" to throw out runners than tho wild vinos
'll,e o1,'1 Pa"'ur,0'' in ''''' uncultivated state
1 Ml1 " 'hotly endeavors to eoiilorm his cultivation
RS tdosoly to llttturO OH IHJSSlhlo. Ho SCtS the IlllllltS
u,.'i,t V W."''I"IJ, nnd covers the ground cum
s.i voly with loaves but never afterward digs up
I luu urlue or applies any other maiiuro. tints
We havo several specimens of this fruit lying
upon our desk ns wo write, which wero plucked
from vines grown in tho open air and fruit ripened
wiinuui 1110 aid ui a 1101-iiuuso.
body has livo or six acres covered w ith strawberry
''""'"'.' ! vc;ii- i "inking them, lly hi. peculiar
inode 01 cu It nation, tiroduco 11 lundont v Minou-h
, ,lllmucr8i allJ ,i:lrs,y ihtf
or lour oiuur iiiooius.
I ' vs two feet upart, with a row of i.nprenatorN
1 every uixtn row, nod In tlio tall si, reads a slight
'! nvuiowiw kllV III llll IHW, UIIU
which onlv occasionally appear, nro cut nwnv, un
less tho old plant is failing, uud thou that is cut u
and a now ono started.
Every day during summer the viucs nro copious
ly watered by tho assistance of a garden engine,
T hi" is the principal cauu of success; of conlin-
uod pmduction and reproduction of fruit through
such a lung season.
Wo have soon upon thee beds a growth of fruit
ten times greater by weight or measure tliau all
tho vines und loaves producing it, and at tho sume
time, upon tho same soil only u few rods off, a
growth of vinos which would have afforded a good
swath tu the mower, upon which there was not a
single berry. This bed was highly manured, and
bore viucs. The other bed wits highly watered,
and bora fruit, .
Dr. Hull of Xowburgh, lias mulchod hi bods
with spent tan bark, iustoad of leaves, and found
it eminently beueticial, increasing the productive
ness; sickness of flavor, and length of time ol
bo.tring The que.ition which naturally suggests
itsolf to tlie miud of all is this.
Can we lengthen the bearing season of the
strawberry plant in this ullmnte by pursuing the
same oourse which has proved so wouderfullv tuu-
u-iMiniii in., mil 111 A in ir. 111. iiti.i nn n inn, i.nt
1 i.nK'iiiii iiiiu iii)t-niu iruu uvrr Blurt.'. ur. run-
jocssful with Mr. Poabody f 7Vi'4it'. J
PAPERS THIRTY YEARS SINCE.
A writer in tho Cincinnati Gairitf, who says
that he nublished a naner in lloston, in lH'2k has a
document, prepared them, giving tho circulation of
all tlio papers printed in mat cuy. o
tho leading "tics: Pailies Advertiser, UXI ;
Courier, 810 i Chronicle and Patriot, m0 ; Amori
can Statesman, 4'it. Tri-weekly Uoston Cou
rier, lfrl. Semi-weeklies Columbian Centincl,
2l)jt; Chronicle and patriot, 2o40 ; New Kngland
Palladium, 2500; Huston Commercial Uanotto,
1584 t American Statesman, 050 ; Huston Courier,
240; lloston liepertory, 4o2 ; American Travel r,
MW. Weeklies Fvening Oaetto, 1220: Now
Kngland (ialaxy, 2:I0 : Masonic Mirror, WW.
Of all the above papers, tho liaily Advertiser,
Courier, Traveller, nnd livening Oasettn, are the
only ones that have preserved their actual identity
to this day. The Cciitincl, (for nearly half a cen
tury the most influential nnper in Now England.)
the Palladium, Chronicle nnd Patriot, tinxettc,
nnd Ucpertory, have all been discontinued, or
rather absorbed into tho 1'nily Advertiser. The
Statesinnn wns tho precursor, nnd finally took the
name of the lloston Post. The Traveller in now
published daily, and has, wo believe, a circulation
of somo ten thousand copies. Tho Kvening Oa
icttc is still flourishing, nnd is said to linvo in its
books the names of ono thousand subscribers who
have taken the paper regularly for over twenty
years. Tho Galaxy nnd Mirror linvo been dead
for many years. It will bo seen that there was
not a single daily, in bM-i, that published a thou
sand copies. e think there nro four or fiva that
now average ten thousand copies daily.
In regard to the New York daily press, the
editor of the Oallituoro Patriot gives the following
from reliable authority, as their daily circulation
in If 10: Mercantile Anvertiser, 2250; Oaiietto,
1750; Kvening Post, 1000; Commercial Adver
tiser, 1200 j Courier, (llarcnt Oardonier's.) 020;
Cohtu.bian, 0 j National Advocate, 75. Total
Thus It appears that the negregato circulation
of tho sei en daily papers of Nosr York, in 1810,
amounted to about ll,600 copies. Hut two of tho
list have sur rived to the present yenr. They have,
of course, strengthened with increasing years,
while others have fallen by tho way-sido, and live
onlv in the memory. Hut behold tho change w hich
a lapse of years has produced in the daily press of
the commercial emporium 1 in imii, tne wnoie
daily circulation of three, of tho New Yord dailies
wns inoro than o;ie Unmlrttl thuuniwl.
In lrtJX, the Cincinnati Oaiotto had a circulation
of only U30, which has now increased to 1 1,34,
and tho pressman who, at that time, worked the
Mirer on a ' two-null lEninaso press, is still em-
:.l. I : .!....::., ....1 I.-. ..I.'......, ..f II.
: in Mic iiiiivT.-, ou " -
double cylinders, nnd seven other power presses,
all driven by steam : isuivluij Vi-ijiulcn
A Catholic View ok AjiKitir. A Catholic
writer in Franco furnishes in tho Vuirrri tho fol
lowing philisophicnl explanation of tho prevalence
of spirit nipping in tho I'nitcd States:
"Eminent theologians explains why the devil
has morn liberty in the I'nitcd States than Europe,
where the holy sncrifucs of the mass arc eclebruted
nt vast distances apart, and where so many mill
ions of men, descendants of Protestants, have no
religion whatever, and nro not even bnptisrd. This
rarity of the sacraments leaves tho devil groater
sway over menj he dares to como nearer tho oarth,
not uoins driven afar by tho frequent immolation
of the divine victim, and he enters into communi
cation with the human raco by tho mysterious
means w hich God leaves open to him."
Mormons. No less than 300 of tho Latter Day
Saints have iust taken their departuro from tho
town and neighborhood of Merlhyr, South Wales,
tor tne salt Lako, under tlie direction of a leader
known in Morthyr as " Will Phylip." He has
taken with hiin his wifo and daughtor, the latter
married to an "apostln." Both of them, not boing
overburdened with faith, wero most unwilling to
leave homo. Will Phylip is succeeded at Morthyr
1v f'imhiin .Tones, mini anion tlmn linri, rrlnrnnil
from tho " holy land," after leaving there a lnrgo !
uiimbcr of tlio laithlul ot .Merlhyr. It need
scarcely bn remarked that thn stain of nrincntinn
of tho emigrating saints is, generally speaking, of
a very low character. London OtvU.
In-termarkiagz or lli.oon HeIiATioxs. The Frtd
ttirknlmnj .' ir.t says: In tbo country in which wo
wero raised, for twenty fenerations back, a certain
family of wealth and respectability have intermar
ried, until thero cannot I e found in three of them
a sound man or woman. Ono has fioro eves, an
other sen, iota, a thud is iuoiic, a lourtn tiiind, a
lif'th bamlv-lcgged, n sixth with a head about the
sue of a turnip, with not 01. e out of tho number
exempt from physical or mental defects of some
kiirl. let tins family perseveres to intermarry ;
with each other, with
theso living monuments
constantly before thcui.
Tho other dav, nr. enthusiast, of some denomi
nation or other, was tuiling to convince his fellow-
passengers in a coach, that the reward of good
Christians in tho next world would bo a kind of
beatified enlargement of their present occupation,!
business, or ciiiidoyine.it, whatever it might be. j
Indeed I" exclaimed a solemn-looking man from
the corner of tlio carriage, "then what is to become
me, for 1 am a cofliu maker V This was a com-!
pleto poser. Tbo preacher was regularly floored,
and during tho rest of tho journey, not only kept
off this doctrino, but kept silence also.
From an English Paper.
" Mahomet s first wife, hadyah, was nt least
orty when lie, nt the ngo of twenty-five, married i
hit. ouaKspearo s -vnn ua nnway was seven
yew his senior. Dr. Johusou t wile was literally
almost ctouuie ins ngo. t lie who ot i,oru Herbert
of t herbury, jix or seven years older Ihau her lord.
SIH I l.i.n. .. MN,'u a-ild a .Ln .11..
" ; "- eiio ev " jcars oilier
than her husband. Howard, the philanthropist, at 1
tho age of twonty-live, married a first wife, who
wns then fifty-two. Mrs. Ilowe tho authoress, was
iineen yenrs oiner man .nr. liowo. Kane , the
German De Stuel,
was nuoui ns niucn Older. X lie
Countess D'Ossoli (Miss Fuller,) was nearly ton
yenrs her husband's senior, Jenny Lind, too, is
said to bo eight or ten years older than Horr
FROM THE GERMAN.
Thoughtless of her diamond light,
In the evening hour,
Thore lay a glow-worm fair and bright,
Beneath a poet's bower.
From foul moss sneaked a monstrous form,
A toad of ugly hue,
And on tho inoffensive worm
His deadly venom threw.
"What evil havo I done thee?" criod
The worm, in dying throe
" Whut hast thou done !" the toad replied,
"Wherefore sliiu'st thou sof"
IXW.IKD iNrUINCE or OUTWARD BeviTV. Be-
lievo me, there is many a road into our hearts be-
, oiiiiiu uiiu '
Z.tBa al'r.h,,k.fl1M f M WebH1v? roverl
arnonit beautiful siid... ,l . 1" .i.T,?,1 '
a siirht. and
likely show the fruits of thoir nursing by thou
fulness, and nobleness of mind, oven by the
pression of the countenance Those wdui liv,
prossion of the countenance Those ul, ii. :
towns moum cnreiuny remombcr this; for their
own sakes, for their wivos' snkes, for their chil
dreu s sakes. Never Into an opportunity of seeinir
anything beautiful. Beauty is God's handwriting
a way-side sacrament ; welcome it in every fair
sky, every bright bow, every fair flower, and thank
for it Hun, the fountain of all loveliness, and drink
it Iu simply and earnestly, with all your eyes i It
is a charmed draught, a cup of blossiugs Selected
It was proposed. In Mexico
that tho effigy of
Sunt Anna be placed on tho national coin.
THE FREEMAN'S HYMN.
ITappy the man whose soul Is free
To follow truth, Oh (lod t and thee.
No creeds his soul to error chain,
He snaps the priestly bonds In twain.
Tho law that thou hast made he loves,
And this by his ohedionce proves
Not foolish, man-made laws, but Thine,
Truthful, eternal and divine.
His soul within no sent confined
His church embraces all mankind t
Kach day a sabbath is to him,
His life a never ceasing hymn.
No Bible has, by mortals penned,
Where truth and error strangely blend
His book, the book of Nature true,
God made, immortal, ever-new.
He prnys no heaven his soul to bless
Of everlasting idleness,
Hut would a useful future spend,
In Godlike works that know no end.
No hell of uscloss torments fears
The home of agony nnd tears
No dovil dreals, dark god of sin 1
The only evil is within.
To him, tho heavens thy love declare 1
The beams of morning bright and fair;
The stars of night, the land, the sea,
Are all tho teachers of the free.
Thy voice lie hears in every breeie,
In wild bird's hymns among the trees ;
And in the cloud of eve can trace
The beamings of thy smiling faco.
Thou teachest him ; where'er he turns
Sweet lessons In thy schools he learns ;
Lessons of wisdom, truth and lore,
Perfected in thy school above.
THE FREEMAN'S HYMN. W. DENTON.
THE SPELLING SCHOOL.
Out comes a round-eyed littlo creature, blushing
like a peony. Who'd hare thought it? Such a
little thing, and chosen first I
" Moses Jones !" Out comes Moses, an awkward
fellow, with a shock of rod hair, thockinijti har
" vested, surmounting his broad brow. The girls
laugh at him, hut what ho doesn't know in th "El
of oinentarv," isut worth knowing.
fin11itf Kolmolaf ITtivn von fnrtfiittpn lliftm 7.
w ,cni irum nil tne region rouna auoiii, iney gam
ercd into the old log school house, with its lingo
llro-placc, that yaw nod liko tho main entrance to
Avernus. How the sleigh-bells, the old-fashioned
bells, big In the tniddlo of the string, ane growing
" small by degrees nnd beautifully less " towards
tho broad, brass buckle chimed, in every direc
tion, long before night the gathering of tho clans.
There came one school, "the Master" give him
a capital M, for he is entitled to it Master and all,
bundled into one huge, red, double sleigh, strewn
with nn abundance of straw, and tucked up like a
Christmas pic, with half a score of buffalo robes.
There half a doicn ' cutters " each with its young
man and maiden, they two and no moro. And
there, again, a pair of jumpers, mounting a great
outlandish looking bin, heaped up, pressed down
and running over, Scripture measure, with small
collcctiunsof humanity, picked up en route, from a
great many homes, and all ns merry as kittens in a
basket of wool. And the bright eyes, the ripe, red
lips, that 0110 caught a glimpse of, beneath those
piuk-lincd, quilted hoods, and the silvery laughs
that escaped from tho woolen mufflers and fur tip
pets they wore thon who does not remember ?
who can ever forgot them ?
Tho school house has been swept and garnished;
boughs of evergreen adorn the smoke-stained and
battered walls. The little pellets of chewed paper
have been all swept down from the ceiling, and two
noils of water Have Seen brought Irion the spring.
nod set on the bench in the entry, with the luimo-
morlal tin-cup a wiso provision indeed, for warm
wra is mui sin-ning 1
Tho "big boys" have funned and replenished
1,10 nro "10 oltl ehiiuncy fairly jars with the
roaring flames, and the sparks fly out of the top,
use n lie ikiw-mi. uoimiiiinu vi uui'iv.
The two "Masters" are there; the two schools
aro tlioro ; and tveh a hum, and tuih a moving to
and fro l Will they swarm?
The oaken ferule conies down nnoo the desk with
emphasis. What the roll of the drum is to armies,
that tho " ruler " is to this whispering, laughing,
the challenged uro ranged on ono sido ol tlie
house: tho challengers unon tho other. Back
scats, middlo seats, low, front seats, nil filled.
Some of tho fathers, nnd grandfathers, who could,
no doubt, unon occasion.
bouldfir llit truU-li, anil thow bow fields were won,".
occupy the bench of honor near the desk.
Now for the preliminaries: the reputed best
spellor on each sido " chooses." "Susan Brown!"
"Jane Murray I" Out trips Jane, fluttored as a
hrido, and takes her place next to the caller. She's
la pretty girl, but a sorry spellor. Don't you hoar
tho w liispcrs round the house ? " Why, that's
John s sweetheart. John is the loader, and a
oawo iosi wnn uane ny uis siuo
than a victory won. without her,
battle lost with Jane ny his sido, would bo swector
And so they go on "cnlling iin.nos," until fivo or
;, champions stand forth ready to do lattlo, and
,ho f ontCRt is rair. begun.
jWn 00g one nftcr nnothor, as words of three
limbics are followed by those of four, and those
- . ... ...
,,,,, by words ot similar pronunciations and di-
To significations, until only Moeos and Susan
Tl,e inwUing-book has bcon exhausted, yot there
.1. I.;..,;. ..,,;-..,.i
nr. ransack.,!, for
Words ot learned length sad thnndorlpg sound."
until, by and by, Moses comes down like a tree.
and Susan Uutters thero still, like a loaf aloft that
the frost and tho fall have forgotten.
Polysyllable follows polysylluhlo, and by and by
Susan hesitates a breath or two, and twenty toneruos
aro working thoir way through the labyrinth of
loiters in a twinkling, tamo nusau sinks into tue
chiuk left for her ou tho crowded seat, and thore
is a lull in the battle.
Then, they all stand iu solid phalanx by schools,
and the struggle is, to spell each othor down. And
down they go, like leaves in winter, and the vic
tory is declared for our district, and the school is
Then comes the hurrying and bundling, the
wliisrioring nnd glancing, und pairing off and
tumbling in. There are hearts that nutter not hoarts
that ache i mittens, that are and are not worn.
secret hopes that are not realised, nnd fond looks
that aro not returned. There is a jingling among
tho bolls at the door; one after another the sleiirhs
dash up, receive their nestling freight, and are
Our Master covers tho fire, and snuffs out the
candles don t you romombor how daintily be used
to pinch tho smoking wicks, with forefinger and
thumb, and then thrust each hapless luminary,
head first, iuto the tin socket? and we wait for
The bell, ring faintly in tho woods,
'. rk ni ""1 '
over the hill,
The school house
alone with the
Merry, care-free company I Some of them are
sorrowing, some are dead, and all, I fear, are
changed. Scull! Ah I the "spell" that has come
over that crowd of young dreamers over you,
over mo will it ever, ever be dissolved ? In "the
white radiance of Eternity I" Taylvr't January
Col. Snowoiv, Director of the United Stafos
Mint; thinks there is enough gold in the country
to justify the suppression of bank notes of a less
amount than twenty dollars,, to effect which be
adviues a resort to Gallatin's nlan of lavinir ast&mn
duty upon small notes, suffluteut to preveut thoir
ORE A T EXCITEMEST LV' SA LEWI
NEW STORE AND NEW GOODS!!
A ORKAT excitement prevailed in this town, e
few days since, in consequence of an arrival of a
train of Cars, loaded with New Goods, for the
NEW CLOTHING STORE.
We therefore think it expedient to call the atten
tion of the citixens of Snlvni and vicinity tu our
immense Stock of Goods.
Among our new Stock of Clothing are the fol
Over Coats of every description, sort and siee.
Cloth Frock, Dress and Sack Coats.
Tweed, Cassiuette, and Velvet Sock Coats.
Black, Fancy, Silk, Satin, Cloth Cassimcre nnd
Foney, Hlaek, Csssimere nnd loe-Skin Pants.'
do do Satinett, Tweed and Bevertecn Pants.
Undor-Shirts and Drawers of every discription.
Hosiery, Gloves Cravats, Stocks, Handkerchiefs
Striped and Fancy Shirts of alt kinds; White
Shirts, Collars, Ac., Ac.
Also, Hats, Caps, Cnrpet Bags anil trunks.
A Inrizo assortment of Boys Clothing, of every
we will oner our uooos as cnonp anu enenper
than any establishment tn the western Country:
w feel -confident that bv fair treatment to custom
ers, you will give us A shnre of your patronage.
JOHN Fill DAY & Co.,
Et.it Room nf Ji,hnnn v Horntrt Acir Bunding.
Salem, Oct. 28. 1K53.
SUPERIOR STREET, CLEVELAND, Oil 10.
II. B. BRYANT, JAS. WASHINGTON LISK,
A II. DWIGHT STUATTON.
II. B. BRYANT, Professor of the Science of Ac
H. DWIGHT STR4TT0N, Assecialo Trof. In the
J. WASUIXOTON I.I.'SK, and P. U.SPENCF.R,
Author, Professors of tho Sponccrian System of
Penmanship nnd Commercial Correspondence,
SARAH L. Sl'ENCEK, Instructress in the La
dies nritinir Department.
W. W. UAIlllLlt, Assistant l'ror., In tho Hook-
Hons. JUDGE STARKWEATHER and II.
CLARK. Lecturers on Commercial Law.
Pres. ASA MAHAN, Locturer on Political Econ
EMKRSON E. WHITE, Lecturer on Commercial
For full course in Double Entry Book-keeping
nnd other Departments, rims unlimited, flrt.00
For full course in Ladies Department, - 30,00
For separate course in Practical Penmanship, 5,00
lor various styles in Ornamental Writing ns
The Principals of this Institution, design making
it one of the best mediums in the I'nitcd States
for imparting a thorough practical knowledge of
the various duties of tlie Counting lloora ana bus.
ness nursuits in ccnernl.
THE COURSE OK INSTRUCTION, embraces
Book-keeping by Double Entry, as applied to the
various departments of Trade, Commerce, and
Manufactures, comprehending the best forms now
used by the most flourishing nud eminent estab
lishments, engaged individually or in partnership,
at Wholesale and Retail, on Commission or Joint
Speculation, including Hanking, MennilKiating,
Insurance, Railroad and Joint Mock liooks, 4c.
Commercial Calculations nnd Correspondence, em
bracing every vnrioty of business computation.
and familinrixing the student vviih Commercial
Technicalities and 1 hrascology or Correspondence.
COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY Is a new feature
in Mercantile Schools, and having its origin as it
docs in this Institution, much will be done to make
it an instructive and promtuble branch in the Lec
The fiponcorian system ot 1'ractical 1'enniansliip
in all its forms, win lie taugnt ly us Autnor, r. ji
Snencer, and J. W. Lusk. o Institution in
America offers superior facilities to this for impart-
i ii....; i i J..... ir i ir:.: i!
inir a iiapiu nun msicuiuiiu jitinu it riiuiu. vieii'
tlumou and Ladies in nil parts of the country
desirous of 'qualifying themselves for Teachers ol
this unrivalled and popular System, will Una their
wants met nt this College.
THE LADIES' DEPARTMENT is entirely
scparato from the gentlemen s, ana is luted up in
a splendid ana convenient stylo, Many i.adics
are now reaping the benefits of a thorough Mer
cantile Education, by occupying lucrntivo and
responsible situations, reunites desirous of at
tending a Mercantile School, will find the facilities
for study offered nt this Institution, superior to
any other in tho United States.
Applicants can enter upon a course or study at
anv timo durins the vear.
Diplomas aro awarded to students who sustain a
The Principals hare an extensive acquaintance
with business men throughout the u est, ana can
render cfliciout aid to graduates in scouring situ
Tho suit of Rooms occupied try this College, are
more spacious, and are fitted up in a more elegant
and convenient manner than any other like msti
tution In tho I tilted States.
tea?- Send for a Circular by mail.
Deo. 31, 1 853.-1 y
TIIE PLACE TO GET YOUR LIKENESS,
. HUNT & 10 ONE,
Have opened, in Johnson & Horner's block, the
largest and finest Dagucrrcian Rooms in Eastern
Ohio, whore they are constantly taking pictures
(exclusively on Galvanized Plates) surpassing all
others in durability, beauty of finish and artistic
stylo. Our facilities lor operation are or the most
ample and improved order, consisting in part of ma
chinery to polish tho plate. By it we are enabled
to give the highest polish, without which a fine pic
ture cannot be taken. Oat
IS OF MAMMOTH SIZE AND SUfFfCIZZT
TO TAKE SIXTY PERSONS ON A
SI. SOLE PLATE.
TRICES KANGK FROM 37 CTS. TO TIN bOLLARS,
Ladies and gentlemen are requested to call and
examine our specimens.
Salem, Deo. 17, 1H53.
Hail Uoafc Engineering !!
INSTRUCTION In these branches of Praetica'
Science will be given at the Union School, Marl"
biro', Stark Co., during the Spring Term, com
mencing March 11th and continuing fourteen
Regular FIELD PRACTICE with the Comnass.
Leveling and Transit Instruments, accompanied
with Calculations, Plotting and Drafting, will form
an essential part of the course.
Tuition per 11 wooks, $5,50. With the prrvilege
of Mathematics, Geology, Experimental Chemistry,
Physiology, Single and Double Jintry Book Keep
Common Branches. 13.00: Hiirher Branches as
above, 13,50, Engineering, German Language,
Mathematical und Prospective Drawing, each $2,50,
For particulars, address the Principal,
Marlboro, Jan. 21, 1851.
WESTERN FARMERS' INSURANCE CO.,
New Lisbon, D.
OFFICE, OLD D.iSK liCILVlSO.
JAMES KEI.I.Y, Pk.
I.i.vi M.vnrtx, See'y.
Doc. 31, 1H53.-OUI.
TO THE PUBLIC.
TIIK fioliscribor hnvin? assumed tho business
formerly carried on by the firm of Tomlinson, Strat
ton Co,, takes this plan of tendering his ac
knowledgments for the liberality with which they
have been patronised ami hopes by close attention
to business to merit continuance of pnst favors.
TlloM.Vfj D. TOMLINSON.
Snlcm, Feb. 10, Dot.
Iltank Deed. Article of A'lrrtment, Judamtul
Note, Snmmoni and Excevtiont for tnle at Mi's
SALI'.M, OHIO. DEALEIt IN
OFFERS tho Inricst and most varied assortmen
of Goods in his line, to be found In this part of th'
State; which tho publio nro respectfully solicited
His Stock comprises in part, the
Itittorirtdl W'orki of Jotejihim, Rollin, RoMton,
Gibbon, Hume, Maeauleif, II iidara, iu
dreth, rfr,, tf c.
Too numerous to montion," embracing all tb
principal Poets from. Shakespeare, to Alexander
THE SCIENTIFIC WOIIU9
nf Era, Itumholt, I.ijell, lliUhrock, St. John, Brtetf
llctoi, .'iium, liiitjn Mtucr ana uwyrer.
ALL THE PRINCIPAL
medical Works, now in nee.
BIBLES AND TESTAMENTS, IN GREAT
FOWLR rUBL ICATIOfiS.
A Splendid assortment of FANCY GIFT BOOKS
and ALBUMS, for the Hollidnys.
THE LIFE OF HOrrER, NARRATIVE OF
A Lady's Voyage Round the World, and an end
less variety of other Miscellaneous Books.
BOOKS FOR LITTLE FOLKS, adapted to eve-
. .. . . . ..., s
ry age and ot all siios ami prices, jivoiv
BOOKS, Whulesalo and Retail.
OF EVERY KIND USED IN THIS l'.EGION;
Wholesale and Retail.
Blank Books, Memorandums and Pass Books.
Fifty dor.on Slates. Writing Pnpcr of every des
cription. Ink, Drawing Paper and Material
Materials for Flowers,
tiOLD AND STEEL PENS,
Penknives, Euvclopcs, Pencils, Fancy Cards, Prin
ters' Cards, Pictures, Accordions, Toys, Faney
Articles, &c, Ac.
In addition to which, is i
large Stock of WALL
AND WINDOW PAPER.
All of which will be
sold cheap for CASH.
October R, 1853.
The Sugar Creel Water Cure.
TWELVE miles South of Mnssillon c.ndrr the
ehargo of Dr. F reuse, is supplied with pure soft
spring water, and conducted on pure Hydropathie
Iinncipics. do g"" no urugs, x iwy uru vmj
lindrances tu the radical cure of disoase. The suc
cess which has thus far attended our efforts to alle
viate the sufferings of humanity, enables us to speak
confidently of the virtues of line toft water, a pro
per uioi, nc.
Terms $.3 in ordinary cases, payablo weokly.
Dr. T. L. Nichols, of tho American Hydropathie
Institute, and Editor of tho Nichols' Health Jour
ual, in noticing tlio Water Curo movements of thfl
country, says of us:
"Dr. rr.es, a most thorough anu energetio par
don, has a Water Cure nt Suenr Creek Falls. O.
His terms are very moderate, but there are few
places we could recommend with greater confi
Address, Dr. S. Frcase, Dcardoff's Mills, Tusca
rawas Co., O.
DR. CiEO. W. I'ETTIT
Respectfully tenders his professional services to
the citizens of Marlboro and surrounding country.
Office iu the room recently occupied by Dr. K. O.
S'orth Side Main-St., One Door Wat of th Salem
Ilaok-Siore, Salem, Ohio.
Coats, Vests, Pants, Ac., Made to Ordor and War
ranted to uivo Satisfaction.
Tho Tailoring Business in all his Branches, car
ried on as heretofore.
M.ULEY k CARPESTER'S fSESIUM
IS now complotod, and ready for reception. We
have gone to considerable expense in fitting up, te
oporato with advantage, and with roference to the
comfort and convenience of those who may favor
us with a call; in short, we are permanently lo
cated Our rooms ure in tho
AMERICAN HOUSE, SALEM, 0.
Cull and see us. You will find our reception room
neat and comfortable.
Can be surpassed no where in tne Stnte. Our
CAMERA, is a powerful quick-worker. We war
rant our work. Likenesses of all ages, taken uri
i.ike, or no ciiaruk! 1 Our prices rungo from 40
cents, to 20 dollars. Past experience, und present
advantages, enable us to take GW Likautee; at
very reasonable Ilulet. Boing, also, posted in all
the recent iurprovements of the art, our time and
entire attention shall be to render full satisfaction.
Sick or deceased persons taken at their rooms.
Our motto, is KXCELSIOR.
N. B. Pert ous wishing Pictures taken on Gal
vanized Plates, can do so without extra charge. -
Iwjr Rooms open from 6 o'clock, A. M., until
P. M. June 31st, 1853.
SCHOOL FOR LADIES & GENTLEMEN.
The subsoriber having located in this place, la
again prepared to instruct students in the science
of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, or the
practice of Medicine ami Surgery, And in addi
tion to his fonuor oxtonsive means for demonstrat
ing the various suhjsect, has recently added largely
to them by expensive purchases from Franco.
Demonstrations in Anatomy will commence the
first of March, and to those dosirous of availing
themselves of the summer ooarse of studies, ft
would be advisable to be here nt least two weeks
previously. He would also announce that he it
prepared to practice in his profession.
K. G. THOMAS, M. Dv
Sans), Jan. 21, 1854.-4w