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A CHAPTER FORM THE "LAMPLIGHTER."
tlood Oocll in think apon t child
mat nan no cmiUiMi any,
. fco i-aroliMUi play, no frolic alM,
, Ko wonla of fnyn and prat.t
It M trowing dark In the citv. Out In the
open country it would be light for hull' nn hur or
more; out wiinin tne eloso streets wliero my Rtory
IcivU me it was already dusk. Upon tho wooden
door-step of a low-rooted, dark, and unwhnlcsonio
looking houo, ent it little girl, who was R'.i iK UP
the struct with much earnetos. The liouse-dor
which was open behind hor, m close to tho side
walk and the step on which sho sat was no low
that her little unshod feet rctcd on tho cold bricks.
It was n chilly evening in November, nnd ft light
tail of enow, which had made everything look
bright Rnd clean in t.'io pleasant open squares,
near which the Hue houses of the city were built,
had only served to render Ilio nnrrow strcot Rnd
dark Inncs dirtier nnd more cheerless limn ever;
fur, mixed with tho mud ami lilih which Abound
In those neiglxirhoods where tho poor nro crowded
together, the beautiful snow had lost nil it purity.
A groat many pcoplo worn passing to nnd fro,
bonl on their tumour errand of duty or of pleas
ure; but no onu noticed the litilo girl, for there
was no ono in tho world who cared for l.or. She
ws scantily chxd, in garments of tho poorest des
cription, iler hair was long and very thick; un
combed and unhCHmiing, if anything could be
Raid to be unbecoming to a set of features which,
to it cannl obervcr, had not a singlo attraction,
being thin nnd sharp, while her complexion was
sallow, and hor wholo appearance unhealthy.
Sho hid, to be nc, hue, d;irk eyes; but ro un
naturally large did they seem, in contrast to her
thin, puny face, that they only increased tho pecu
liarity of it, without enhancing its beautv. Had
any ono felt an inrrest in her (which nobody did),
had sho had a mother (which, nlasl she had not),
thoso IViondly and partial eyo would perhaps have
found something iu her to praise. As it was,
however, the poor littlo thinir was told, n dozen
times a day, that sho was tho worst looking cliitJ
in the world : and, what was moio. the worst bo-
bated. No onu Lived her, nnd she loved no one; j
no nno treated her kindly ; no ono tried to make
her happy, or cared wheilier sho were ro. she
was but eight years old, and nil alone in tho
There was ono thing, nnd ono only, which sho
found pleasure in. tho loved to watch for tho
coming of the old man who lit tho street lamp in
front of the house where sho lived; to "o the
bright torch hu earned flicker in tho wind ; and
then, when be ran up his bidder, lit the lamp so
quickly and easily, und made tho whole place wem
chcertul, ono gleam of joy was shed ou a littlo
denolato heart, to which gladness wns u stranger;1
and, tnougii lie had never bCcuicl to sec, and cor
taiuly had never spoken tj her, alio almost l'ult, ai
elm watched for tho old Liuiplightcr, aa if ho were
"Gorty!" exclaimed ft harsh Voice within,
"have you been lor tho milk?"
Tho child ni.vlc no answer, hut gliding off tho
door-step, ran quickly round the corner of the
bouse, and hid a little out of sight.
" Whit'a become of ihnt child ?" said the womnn
from whom tho voice proceeded, nnd who now
show ed herself at iho duor.
A boy who was passing, nnd bad seen Certy
run, a boy who had caught tho tono of the
wliolo neighborhood, nnd looked upon her as a
eort of imp, or spirit of evil, laughed aloud,
pointed to the corner which Concealed her, and,
walking off with his head over his shoulder, ti
Rce what would happen ucxt, exclaimed to him
self, as ho wout, "buo'il catch it! Nun Grant 'li
fix. her !"
In a moment more, Gerty was dragged front her
hiding-place, and with one blow for Tier ucliness
.ami auother for her impiidcnco (for she was mak
ing up faces at Nun Urnut with all her might),
she was disputjhed down a neighboring alley with
a kottle for the milk.
She ran fait, lor sho feared tho lamplighter
would como and go in her absence, nnd wus re
joiced on her return to catch sight of him, as he
drew near tho house, just going up his ladiior.
She stationed herself at tho fool of it, mid was
RO engaged in watching the blight flume, that
she did not observe w hen the mini begun to de
scend; and, as she was directly in his wny, ho
hit agiiu.'.t her in ho sprang to tho ground nnd
sho loll upou tho puvcmciit. "Hollo, my little
ouo!" exclaiiind ho, "how's this?" as he stooped
to lift her up.
Sho was upon her feet in nn instant; for she
war uud to hard knacks, and did not much mind
a few bruises. But tho milk! it wus all spilt.
" Well, now, 1 declare !" said tho man, "that's
too bad! what 'II mammy sny t" and, for tho tiiit
time looking full in Gerty face, he hero interrupt
ed himself with, "My! what an odd-faeed child!
looks like a witch !" Then, seeing that she
hiokol apprehensively nt tho spilt milk, nnd gave
a cudJcu glance up ni tho house, he added, kindly,
"Sho won't bo hard en such a mi to of a thing u.
you nre, win sue r .neer up, my aucky I never
uiind if she djes tiri.Jd you u little, I'll bring you
something to-i.ionow, thai I think you'll like, may
be; you'ro such a lonesome sort of a looking
thing. And, mind, if tho old woman makes a
row, toll her I did it. But did u't 1 hurt you?
What wag you doing with my ladder?"
M 1 was seeing you light tho lamp," said Gerty,
"nnd I ain't hurt a bit; but I with I hadn't emit
tho milk." '.
At this moment Nan Grant cauio to the door,
aaw what had happened, und commenced pulling
tho child into tiio huii8o, amidst blow s, threats, '
nuu proinno ami oruuu ian;;nngo. i ho lamplight-1
.or tried to nppcaso her; but sba shut tho door in '
his faco. (iorry was scolded, beaten, deprived oi l
uiu uruni. mii'iu una usually got lur nor supp
nii'i uut uii iimiiu u'.vrs. uiiie lor me night, l'oor
littlo child! Her mother had died in Nun Grant's
bouse, &e years before; and eho had been tolerat
ed thera biuco, not so much because whan Ben
Grant went to tea he bade his it'o be sure uud
keep tho child until his return (lor ho had been
gone so long inai no ouo iiiougni no would ever
como buck J. but because Ann had reasous of her
own tor U
Gorty a dead weight upou hor Imnds, she did not
-j... -vj , ii, muutii inq tunmuoreu
care to excito iuquirios by trying to dispose of hor
When Gorty first found horcolf locked up for
the night in tho dark garret (Gorty hated and
feared the dark), she stood for u minute perfectly
still ; then suddenly began to stamp ai.d scream,
tried to boat open the door, nnd shouted, "I hate
you, Nun Grant ! Old Nan Grant, I hato you I"
But nobody came iic.ir l.or; and, after a while,
she grew more quiet, went and threw her.-elt'down
on her miserable bed, covered her fnce with her
little thin hands, and sobbed and cried as if her
heart would break. Siio wept until she was utter
ly exhausted; and then gr.id'ially, with only now
and then n low sob and cat 'hing of tho breath,
sho grew quite still. By nnd by sho took awny
her nands Horn her face, clasped them together in
a eouvulxivo manner, aud looked up ut a little
glaxed window by the sido of ilia bed. Jt wus but
threo pane of gluix unevenly stuck together,
and w.u the ouly change of lifiht the room hud.
There was no moun ; but, ns Gerty looked up,
he saw through the window shining down upon
a... ... ... r. coo iiiougiit sue pad nevor
eon any tiling uall so boautilul. Sho had often
noeii out ui uoors wnen tlie sky was lull of stars,
and hud not uoticed them much; but thia ono, all
aluno, no largo, so bright, and vet to toft
yet to aoft and
pleasant looking, teemed to siicak to her : it see
el to eay, "liortyl GertyJ jw littlo Gerty 1"
feho thought it seemed like a kind faco, surh as
sho bad a long limo ago seen or dreamt about.
Suddenly it hashed through htfr mind, "Who lit
t? Somebody lit it 1 tJonie good person, I know!
O, how could he got up so high !" Aud Gorty fell
luloep wondering who lit the star.
Poor Utile -untaught, benighted soul I Who
hall eulighten thee? Thou art God's child, little
oust Christ died for theo. Will he not sond man
or angel to ljht up the dui'koaa withiu, to kindle
' a light that shall nevor go out, the ut that shall
flhiue through all eternity
Ou the 31st ult., Sir John Frnjikliikand his expe
dition were Rtruck oiT the books ot the British
Xvy, Rod ar9 given up fur dead.
He praycth welt who lovcth well
Doth man and bird Rnd beast.
Piped the Blackbird on tho becchwood spray
"Protty mnid, slow wandering this way,
What's your naino J" quoth ho
"What's your name? Oh! stop and straight unfold,
Pretty maid, with showery curls of gold?"
"Little Dell," Raid sho.
Little Hell snt down beneath the rocks
Tossed aside her gleaming golden locks-
'"Bonny bird 1" quoth she
Sing me your bust long beforo I got"
"Here's the very finest song I know,
Littlo Bell," said he.
And tho Blackbird piped you never heard
Half ro gay a song from any bird
Full of quips nnd wiles,
Now so round and rich, now soft and slow,
All for loro of that tweet face bolow,
Dimpled o'or with smilos.
And tho while that bonny bird did pour
Ilia full heart out, freely n'or nnd o'er,
'Neuth the morning skies,
In tho littlo childish heart below,
All the sweetness seemed to grow and grow,
And shino forth in happy overflow
From the blue, bright eyes.
Down thodcllshe tripped, and though the glade,
Peeped the Squirrel from the hntel shade,
And from out tho tree
Swung, nnd leaped, and frolicked, Toid of fear
While bold Blackbird piped that all might hoar
"Littlo Boll:" piped he.
Littlo Bell tat down Amid tho fern '
"Squirrel, Squirrel, to your task return
Bring me nuts.'" quoth she.
1P ""J 1 tlifl frisky Squirrel hies
Golden wood-lights glancing in his eyes,
And adown tho tree,
Great ripe nuls, kissed brown by July sun,
Hark 1 how Bluekbird pipes to eoe tho fun I
") Boll!" pipes he.
Littlo Bell lookod up nnd down the gtado,
"Squirrel, Squirrel, from the nut-troo ehado,
Bouny Bluekbird, if you're net afraid,
Coma and tdiare with uic !"
Down ennio Squirrel, eager for his fare,
Down came bonny Blackbird, I declare,
Littlo Bell gavo each his honest share
Ah! the merry three 1
And ho while thoso frolick playmalos twain
Piped and frisked from brough to bough again,
'Nenth tho morning akios,
In tho little childish heart below,
All the sweetness seemed to grow and grow,
And shine out, iu hnppy overflow,
From her blue, bright eyes.
By her snow-whito cot, at close of day,
Knelt sweet Bell, w ith fulded palms to pray
Very calm and clear
lloso tho praying voico to whero unseen
In blue heaven; an nngcl chape screno
Paused awhilo to hoar,
"What good child is this?" the angel Raid,
"That with hnppy heart, beside hor bed,
Trays so lovingly ?"
Low and soft, oh 1 verj low and sort.
Crooned tho Blnokhird in tho orchard croft,
"Boll, dear Boll !" croonod he.
"WliomGud'a creaturos love," tho nngcl fair
Murmured, " God doth bless withungol's caro;
Child thy bed shall bo
Folded eufo from harm love, deep and kind,
Shall wutch around and Icavo good gifu behind,
Littlo Bell, for tho."
Of all punishments, the knout is the most severe
nnd sanguinary, but it is soldoui inflicted except
for primes of tho deepest dye. Although it may
appear to tho casunl observer littlo worso than our
punishment of whipping potty offenders, yet its
ellects are greatly increased, and death frequently
ensues, iu consequence of tho pains taken by the
judicial authorities in Ilussia, to perfect tho execu.
tioneia in their horrid occupation.
The knout is a verv heavy thone. as thick as n
man's wrist, nnd weighing from two to three pounds;
tho hu h is of leather, about the breadth of afcroad
tape, und narrowing at tho end ; mid the handle is
about two loot long.
Tho place iisunilv chosen nt St. Petersburg for
the public inlliction of the knout, is an open, muddy
plain, near the river Nevn, nnd tho execution is
alnnys attended with a military guard of Cossacks
and other troops. As soon ns the culprit arrives
I't tho platform,-a p"Por. read aloud, which eon-
i"H ucacripuon oi ins ci iiuo, nuu me sentence
f 'ho court beforo which ho has boen tried,
In ordinary esses, tho criniinnla. In torn ...
fustenoii to nn inclined post, having a ring at tho
top, to which the head is ao tightly fixed by means
of a rope, as to prevent the sufferer from crying
out. The bunds are then closely tied on either
side, mid at the bottom the foot aro secured by
means of two rings ; the back is than bared to tho
waist, nnd the executioner commonces hit duty
Tho Ahbo Chnpjie d'Autoroche relates the exe
cution of a fcnialu in the reign of Kliiaboth. lie
,.a i,n -T...in.n i .
I m'rt henutiful women heh,nin ,1,. " ,."
mat t.inpress, mm uecn inuincrect enough to men
lion somo of the endlcrs amours of her imperial
inixtrcHS, nnd wns therefore condemned to undergo
tho knout. '
Tho beautiful culprit mounted the scaffold in nn
elegant undress. She was surrounded by the exe
cutioners, on whom sho gaxod with anloninhuient,
and scorned to doubt that ehowns the object of such
preparations. One of the oxectitionera pulled off
tho cloak that covered her boumi, at which her
modesty took alarm ; the started back, turned pale,
and burst into tears, Horoluihos were soon strip
ped oil', and she was naked to tho waist before the
engor eves of nn iminenso coneoure of people,
profoundly silent. Two of the executioners thon
took her by tho hnnds, nnd turning her half round,
raised her on their backs, inclining forward, and
lilting her n little from the ground ; upon w hich
another executioner adjusted heron the backs
his coadjutors, Rnd placed her in the must proper
position for receiving the punishment. lie thon
retreated a few steps measuring the proper distance
with a steady eye, and, leaping backward, gave
stroke with the knout so aa to eRrry a piece of flosh
from the neck to the bottom of the hack ; striking
his feet ngainat the ground, he made a second blow.
...... I l..t ' . e f . .. .
' ri "" ,n ;ow minutes all the
... ...w v i onilj (l, Blllllll Blip, OSt
in v nn u ri-nimiico uangiiig uown ; per tongue was
cut out, and immediately al'tor sho was banished
In times of the early Czars, tho lierformerR
. V. A I . . . L . I . .. . I. . . I I ... 1 .
iiiitriu uira, null ri-Knrurd WI( go IIIUCH respoot
that they wore admitted into the beat society. Nay,
it is said, Hint iu tluiso days, merchants, thinking
it honorable to pose into the ranks of those above
thorn, paid large sums of money to be allowed
perform the murderous duty. When their ambi
tion was satisfied they retold the vocation frequent
ly at a profit.
So export are the exooutlonerR of the present
lay, that they can handle the knout with much
more skill than coachmon do their whips. Asa
proof of their dexterity, a wager was laid by two
Russian noblemen, relative to the profeMieual tal-
ent of two of thorn ; an eye-witnoss relates the
following to be the result: ....
The person who won the the bet gained it by the
following feat i he placed Ms companion at arm's
length from him, nnd undertook to Rtriko two hun
dred times with his knout, yet, though he should
not touch nor injure his person, at each blow he
promised to bring away a narrow strip of his
friend's shirt, which ho aotunlly porformod with
out inflicting even the merest scratch on his body.
By wny of expressing his gratitude for the pe
lUn, him enmnaninn had exhibited, when he had
finished the specified number of blows, he lifted his
weapon, and in a playful mnnnor appeared to give
lvfl Ailin towards the man on whom hie skill
had been exhibited he hardly seemed to touch the
body, but nn inspection, a wound of at least a foot
and a half in length was perceived, bearing an ex
act resemblance to one wnicn niiu imn
given by raior or any other sharp instrument.
Tho on wlio had received the blow, Boomed to
take it In good part nnd as ft joke t coolly remark
ing that ho should not be long embracing nn oppor
tunity of returning nn equivalent to the favor re
ceived. The two men positively asserted that thoy
vnild. wild, ,ot an remnrknble effort on their parts,
kill the strongest man with only threo blowe of
i , ir..i
tnlR RimpiC, lllOUgnurcouiul lusuunivui iu kiivhi.
THE EDITOR'S ADVISERS.
Soys one, your subjects are too grave,
Too much morality you have
Too muoh about religion )
Give me some witch or wizard tales,
With slip shod ghosts, with fins and scales,
Or feathers like a pigeon.
I love to read, another cries.
Those monstrous fashionable lies
In other words, thoso novels,
Composed of kings, and queons, and lords,
Of Bordor ware, and gothio hordes,
That used to livo in hovels.
No no. cries one, we've had enough
Of such confounded love-sick stofl",
To craxe tho fair creation
Oive us soma recent foreign news
Of Russian, Turk, -the Greeks and Jowr,
Or any othor nation.
Another cries, I want moro fun,
A witty anecdote or pun,
A rebus or a riddle ;
Somo long for missionary news,
And Rome, of worldly-carnal views, ,
Wculd liko to hear a fiddle.
Another cries, I waut to Res
A jnmblod up varioty
Variety in all things ;
A miscellaneous, hodge-podge print,
Composed only to give that hint
Of multifarious small things.
I want somo marriage nows, says miss,
It constitutes the highest blise
To hear of weddings plenty;
For in a time of general rain,
None suffer from a drought 'tie plain
At least, not one in twenty.
I want to hear of deaths, says one, .
Of pooplo totally undone
By losses fire or fever )
Anothor answers, full ns wise,
I'd rather have the fall nnd rise
Of raccoon skius or leaver.
Somo signify a secret wish
For now and then a savory dish
Of politics to suit them ;
But here wo Test at perfect ease.
For should they swear the moon was cheese,
We nevor would dispute them.
Or graro or humorous, wild or tame,
Lofty or low, 'tis all the tamo,
Too haughty or too humble,
And every editorial wright
Has nought to do but what is right
And lot the grumbler grumble.
THEODORE PARKER ON OLD AGE.
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v o Kivo oeiuw somo nromiBea cxiracis imm 'ir,
"l'arker's Sermon of Old Age," noticed in our last
number; und they will attract the attention of our
readers without any words from us. We have
made the extracts at random, upon a sudden call
for "more copy." l'ra. Ch,
" Thore is a time when tho apple-tree blossom's
with its lollowR of tho wood aud field. How fair
it is I All rmturo is woosouie und winning; the
material world celebrates its vcgetablo loves ; and
the flower-bells, touched by tho winds of Spring,
usher in the universal marriage of Nature. Beast,
bird, insect, reptile, rich, plant, litchun, with their
prophetic colors spread, all flout forward on the tide
tit new lil'o. Then comes the Summer. Many n
LliiBHntn I'ilIIh fruitless tit Ilia rtrvii,wl I i ,....;
Anrtii with heantv. never tit Iia nl' nan Tt.:..l.
, leaves hido tho procetR of oroation, which first
blushed public iu tho flowers, and now unseen goes
!on. For so life's most deep and fruitful hours aro
' hid in mystory. Apples are growing- on cvcr
tree ; all summer long thoy grow, aud in early Au-
tunin. At length the fruit is fully formed: the
leaves begiii to fall, letting the aun approach more
near. Tho npplo hangs there yot not to grow,
only to ripen. Weeks long it clings to the tree ; it
gains nothing in sixe aud weight. Externally,
there is increase of beauty. Having finished the
form from within, Nature brinirs out the
grace of color. It is not a tricksy fushion painted
on ; but an expression which of itself comes out
a fragrance and a loveliness of tho nnnln'u innap.
most. W ithin, at the same time, the component
element are changing. Tho apple grows mild
and pleasant. It softons, sweetens ; in one word,
it mellows. Some night, the vital forces of the
tree get drowsy, and the Autumn, with gentle
breath, just shakes the bough ; the expectant fruit
IcU go its hold, full crown, full .rine. full e,.l.,J
too, and with plump nnd happy sound tho npplo
fulls into the Autumn's lap ; and the Spring's mar
riago promise it complete.
Suoli is the natural process which each fruit goes
through, blooming, growing, ripcninir.
The same divine law is unnronrmtn f ..
kind of animal, from the lowest reptile up to im
perial man. It is very beautiful. The parts of
ne process are period; tho wholo is complete.
Birth R human blossom ; youth, manhood, they aro
our Rummer growth ; old age is ripeness. The
hands let go tho mortal bouirh : that ia ,,.,i
death. It is a dear, good God who orders all for
tho npple-treo, und for mankind. Yea, his nrk
shelters tho spider and tl.o toad, the wolf and the
Mxinrd and the snake; fur He is Father and Mo
ther iu an mo woriu.
"I spoke tho other day of lha TVnn... ,.t
oi BHrijr iuuiniooii; nun again or those of later
r i J i ..i i. . . . ft""."
.uunii.iou . ui mi pcriou ni passion, and the period
it calculation. This, I take it, I say it w ith rev
erence nnd under correction, is the danger of old
age : that tho man should be querulous j should
slight the needful nnd appropriate joys of youih
nnd mnnhood ; that he should bo timid of all
things which are new, concult with his fear and
not with Iiih hope, and look backwards and not
forth, lhose, it teems to me, are the special dan-
h. ,,,. iaruou me, veneraliie per
vitin ir I miuti.Lal r r . i ... 1
, .. . . Jr,m ,ruui oniy without;
you can answer from within. It is said that men
seiuom got a new mea utter five and forty. It ia
perhaps truoj but it has also been my fortune to
anow men anu women who in tlicir old age had
long Indian Summer, in which ihn r..i.
again, and the landscape had a richness, mellow
nosR af outline and of tint, yeal and a beauty, too,
which it had lacked in earlier yeare. What has
been exceptional in my observation, may perhaps
be instantml, and belong to the nature of old men
Divers diseases invade the flesh in old age, which
.... v. kucax, tv smuim tuiuo, cvtue irom our genor-
al ignorance, or the violation of Nature's laws.
death in childhood is unnatural. Half the human
race is cradled in the arms of death. The pains we
cause at birth, the paina we bear, are alike unnat
ural, no are many or the pains or old age. Tne
old linn, buffalo, eagle, elephant, dies aa the apple
inns irom tne tree, witn little pain, so bate 1 seen
a pine-tree in the woods, old, dry at its root, weak
iu ita limbs, carped with ago-rcseinblinc snow; it
stood there, and seemed like to stand; but a little
touch of wind drove it headlong, and it fell with a
long-resounuing crash. Ilio next morning the
woodsman is astonished that the old tree lies pros
trate on the ground. This is a natural death for
the old tree, and the venerable man. But our
cradle and couch are haunted now with disease,
which I doubt Dot wisdom, knowledge of Nature's
laws, and the true religion of flesh, will one day
enable us to avoid. Now, aicknese attends our
rising up and our lying down. These infirmities I
pnss by. '
The man rears in hie old ago as he sowed in his
youth and his manhood. Ho ripena what he grow.
The quantity and the quality of his life aro the
result of all his time. If ho liaa been faithful to
his better nature, true to his conscience and his
heart Rnd his soul. in his old niro he often reans a
most abundant reward in the richest delight of hie
own quiot consciousness. Private selfishness is less
now than ever before. He loves the LteroalJus
tice of God, the great Higher Law. One his hot
uioou icmpieu mm, anu ne Drone pernapa inai law ;
now ho thinks with irrief at the wronirs he inndo
others suffer i though he clasps his hands and
thanks God for the lesson he has loomed even from
this sin. He heeds now the great attraction whore-
by all things gravitate towards God. He knows
there is a swift Justice for nations and for men,
and he says to the youth : " Kojoice, O young man
in thv vouthl Let thy heart cheer thcol But
know thou that for all these things God will bring
thee into account. Hear tho sum of the whole
matter: Love God and keep His commandments
for this is the whole duty of man."
In the old saint, perhaps instinctive conscience,
like his natural eye and ear, has grown more feeble.
But vet tho well-developed moral sense, strength
ened by inward and outward observation, and en
forced by the momentum which, long habit gives,
endows him with greater moral power than he ever
had before ;
"And old experieuco doth attain
To.aomething liko prophetio strain."
From theelm-treo'a topmost brough,
Hark! the Robin's early aongl
Tolliug ono and all that now
Merry Spring-time hastes along
Welcome tidings thou dostjbring,
Little harbinger of Spring.
Robin's como !
Of the Winter we are woary,
Weary of its frost and snow,
Longing for the sunshine cheery,
And the brooklet's gurgling flow J
Gladly thon wo hear thee sing
The rercillo of the Spring,
Robin's como 1
Ring it out, o'er hill and plain,
Through the gnrdon'e lonely bo were,
Till tho green leaves dance again,
Till the uir is sweet with floweret
Wake the cowslips by the rill,
Wake the yellow Daffodill I
Then, as thou wert wont of yore,
Build thy nest and rear thy young,
Close beside our cottage door,
In the woodbine leavos among.
Hurt nor harm thou ncedat not fear,
Nothing rude shall vantur near.
Robin'R come I
Swinging still o'er yonder lane,
Robin answers morily I
Ravished by the sweet refine,
Alice clasps her hands with gloe,
Calling from the open door
With her soft voice, o'or and o'er,
"Robin's come 1"
Saturday Evening Mail,
CRUELTY IN THE OHIO PENITENTIARY.
A case of outrageous cruelty hat recently oc
curred in the Ohio Penitentiary. It it thus re
Without a particle of evidenoe upon the merest
suspicion tne uepuiy n araon, it atson, oraereu
a convict, a negro prisoner, to he thrown into a
dungeon, hit bed and every rag of bed clothe
taken from him ; and for Mixta n days aud nights
lie was kept conuiied, without the light of day,
with tho damp hard ground for his bed. At three
separato times be was brought out by Watson,
RU-ipped to hit skin, and whipt with a cat till his
hack was cut to pieces and tho blood made to flow
from the wounds. In this condition ho wot put
back into Ins dark, damp, cold cell, without a bed
or a particle of bed clothes, to pass throe days and
nights as best he could. At the onu ot that tune
he was again taken out, whipt at before, and this
rcpoatca lor tnree times, ana when last put Deck
he was told that ho would be kept coubned and
whipt every day till the expiration of hie sontonce,
if he did nut coufess. Confess what? That ho
hud stolen soma $350 from this Watson 1 This
cruelty was indicted to extuit confusion from him.
Such a deed hat beeu perpetrated in the Capital
ot uino, iu the year leo t. it is monstrous.
Why this infernal cruelty f Watson impeded
the negro ol stealing his money I Mr. JJismocit,
the Warden was absent, aud tick; but, evidently,
he hat not the grit to control. Watson it master.
The committee of the Legislature, all domoorata
ro called, denounce the villainy, and urge the ex
pulsion ot this mau. 1 hey re port:
That twenty prominent gushes through the ekin
were apparent that the injuries of the negro,
together with hie exposures, would have been
sumitient to have prouuoeu ttie death ot a person
ot only ordinary endurance.
Now what should be doue with Watson T What
with tho Warden? Yot we are told an effort is
being made at Columbus to bush up the atrocity
ot tv atson, anu tuue the imbecility ot tue w araeu
snail the vttort sueceeu r
From the Standard.
FREEMEN, LET THE BONDMEN FREE!
BY GRACE DE LA VERITE.
Freemen, listen to the ory
Of those who plead fur liberty ;
Do not let thom vainly sigh ;
Sons of Freedom, awake I
Ye, who would the nations lead,
Firm in Freedom'a path to tread,
Cling not to things that should be dead ;
Sons of Freedom, awake I
No such blemish be your shame,
No trail of torpont mar your fame,
Give not your foot tuch cause for blame
Sons of Freedom, awake I
Not an luoh by tyranny,
Be ye firm as ye are free,
Freemen make the bondmen free )
Bona of Freenten, awake 1.
KU Don't attempt too much. Knivea that
contain ninety blades, four ooik screws, and
boot tack, aro very seldom brought into action
and lor this reason, in attempting too muoh thoy
becomo so clumsy and ponderous that men of
of small putu-ooe can t " get the bang" of tbcm
ICrERIO! STREET, CLEVELAND, 0019.
II. B. BRYANT, JAS. WASHINGTON LUSK,
ft II. DWIGHT STRATTON.
II. B. BRYANT, ProfcRsor of the Science of Ae-
It, DWIGHT 8TR4TTON, AeReciate Prof, in the
J WASHINGTON LUSK. and P. R.SPENCER,
Author, Professors of the Spencerian System of
Penmanship and Commercial Correspondence.
SAKAft L. SPENCER, InstrUotresi ih h La'
dies' Writing Department.
W. W. HARDER. Assistant Prof., in th Book
Keeping Department. .
Hows. Jl'DOK STARKWEATHER and II. D.
CLARK, Lecturers on Commercial uw.
Pais. ASA MAIIAN, Lecturer on Political Eeon.
EMERSON E. WHITE, Lecturer on Commercial
Vir full enura in Doubla Entry Book-keepin
and other Departments, timt unlimited, - $40,00
For full course in Ladies Department, - 30,00
For veparate course in Practical Penmanship, 6,00
For varioua styles in Ornamental Writing as
The Principals of this Institution, design making
it nna at tlm best mediums in the United States
for imparting a thorough practical knowledge of
the various duties or the Counting lioom ana nusi
neas tiurmiits in (renenil.
THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION, enibracea
Book-keeping by Double Entry, as applied to the
various departments of Trade, Commerce, and
Manufactures, comprehending the best forma now
used hv the most rlouriwhinn nnd eminent estab
lishments, engaged individually or in partnership,
at Wholesale and Retail, on Commission or Joint
Speculation, including Banking, Menniboating,
Insurance, Railroad nnd Joint Stock Books, ao.,
Commercial Calculations nnd Correspondence, em
hracinir every variety of business computation,
and familiarising the student with the Commercial
Technicalities and Phrnseology of Correspondence.
COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY la a new feature
in Mercantile Schools, and having iu origin as it
does in thia Institution, much will be done to make
it an instructive and promtable branch in the Lec
The Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship
in all its forms, will be taught by its Author, P. R.
Snencer. and J. W. Lusk. No Institution in
America offers superior facilities to this for impart
ing a Rapid nnd Systomntio Hand tV riting. uen
tlomen and Lndies in all parts of the country,
desirous of qualifying themsolvos for Teachere of
tli is unrivalled and popular System, will fiud their
wants met at thia College.
THE LADIES' DEPARTMENT is entirely
separate from the gentlemen's, nnd is fitted up in
a aplondid and convenient stylo. Many Ladies
are now reaping the benefits of a thorough Mer
cantile Education, by occupying lucrative and
rosnnnsihlo situations. Females desirous of at
tending a Mercantile School, will find the facilities
for study nfferod nt this Institution, superior to
any other in tho United States.
Applicants can entor upon a courso of Rtudy at
any tune during tho year.
Diplomas are awarded to students who Rustain a
The Principals hare an extensive acquaintance
ith business men throughout the West, and can
render officient aid to graduates in Recuring situ
The suit of Rooms occupied by this College, are
more spacious, and are fitted up In a more elegant
and convenient manner than any other like insti
tution in the United States.
my Send for a Circular by mail.
Doo. 31, 1853,-ly
THE PLACE TO GET YOUll LIKENESS,
HUNT & BOONE,
Have opened, in Johnson A Horner's block, the
larzest and finest Pnvuerreinn Rooms in Eastern
Ohio, where they are constantly taking pictures
(exclusively on Galvanized Plntes) surpassing nil
othors in durability, beauty of finish and artistic
stylo. Our facilities for operation are of the most
amplo and Improved order, consisting tn pnrt ot ma
chinery to polish the pinto. Bv it wc aro enabled
to give the nigncst pousn, wunoui wnicn a nue pie
ture cannot be taken. Our
IS OF MAMMOTH SIZE AXD SUFFICIENT
TO TAKE SIXTY PERSONS ON A
PRICES HANGS FROM 37 CTS. TO TEN DOLLARS,
Ladies and gontlemen are requested to call and
examine our specimens.
halom, Deo. 17, looJ.
liail Uoafc (Engineering!!
INSTRUCTION in these branches of Pra-tical
Science will be given at the Union School, Marl
biro', Stark Co., during the Spring Term, com
mencing March 14th and continuing fourteen
Regular FIELD PRACTICE with the Compass,
Leveling and Transit Instruments, accompanied
with Calculations, Plotting and Drafting, will form
an essential part of the course.
Tuition per 11 weeks, $5,50. With the prtvilege
of Mathematics, Geology, Experimental Chemistry,
fhyeiology, Singlo ana IWuule &ntry nook keep
Common Branches, $3,00; Higher Branchos a
above, $3.50, Engineering, German Language,
Mathematical and Prospective Drawing, each VifiU,
For particular, address the Principal,
Marlboro, Jan. 21, 1854.
EIXOS L. WOODS,
COIUHBUNI. COLl'SBim COINTT, OHIO
Steam (Engine Duilber.
STEAM ENGINES of varioua sites, construct
ed upon the latest approved plan, that cannot fail
to give as good satisfaction aa any now made.
Patterns of all kinds, made to order. All work
made of good material, and warranted to give as
good satisfaction at any other.
Feb. 11, 1854.-tf
AT COLD WATER, MICHIGAN,
For tho cure of Acute nnd Chronic Diseases,
in successful operation. Address for particulars,
DR. JOHN B. GULLY,
Cold Water, Muh.
Jan. 21, 1853.-3m.
Six bushel of these Celebrated Peat, by planting
which, as much fodder can be raised on one aero a
can be raised off 6f five of anything else that can
be sowed, and it is better for the soil than clover.
Just received and for sale by
E. R. KHANKLAND,
129 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Teb, 18, 1851.-3 m. b
vntfrR la hreb e-iven that the undertgoa4
... t,k.n Hl nonlifind as executor of the last will .
and testament of William Cook, late of the CourVtt
of Columbians, deo'd; all those inneDiea w
estate will please make Im-nediate peyment, ana
r.. .:a Mill hmimI
those having claims tigmnnwiu ,---
the same within one year from this date for settl
ment. WILLIAM ALLOWAY.
.March 20, 18S4.-3w.
WESTERN FARMERS' INSURANCE CO.
New Lisbon, O.
OFFICE, OLD BAKE BUII.DIKO.
JAMES KELLY, Prr.
Livi Marvin, Seo'y. . .
Deo. SI, lH63.-3m.
SALEM, OHIO. DEALEIt IU
OFFERS the largest and most varied ettortmem
of Goodt in his lino, to be found in this part of the
State; which the public are respectfully solieited'
His Stock comprise in part, the
Uutoricat 1 Jorki of Jotephut, Ratlin, KohrrUt'
Gibbon, JIume, Macauley, WMiard, JIU
dreth, dc, d e.
'Too numerou to mention," embracing all the
principal Poets from Shakespeare, to Alexander
THE SCIENTIFIC WORKS
cf Vre, JIumbolt, Lyelt, Uitchrock, Si. John. Br
lletby, Agouti, Hugh Miller and Ouftot.
ALL THE PRINCIPAL
medical Vorka, now la nac.
BIBLES AND TESTAMENTS, IN ORIAT
A Splendid assortment of FANCY GIFT BOOKS
and ALBUMS, for the Hollidays.
TUE LIFE OF ITOPPER, KARRA TITE OF
A Lady's Voyago Round the World, and an end
less variety of othor Miscellaneous Books.
BOOKS.FOR LITTLE FOLKS, adapted la eve
ry age and of all sires and pricea. MU3I0
BOOKS, Wholesale and Retail.
OF EVERY KIND USED IN THIS REGION
Wholesale and Retail.
Blank Books, Memorandums and Pass Books,
Fifty doxen Slntee. Writing Paptr of every des
cription. Ink, Drawing t aper ana waienaui
Materials for Flowere.
GOLD AMD STEEL PENS,
Penknives, Envelopce, Pencile, FRncy Cards, Pnt
tore' Card, Picture, Accordioue, ToyR, Faney
Artielea, Ac., Ao.
In addition to which, Is a large Stock of WALIi
AND WINDOW TAPER. All of which will U
Rold choap for CASH.
October 28, 1853.
The legar Crrrk Walrr Car. .. i
TWELVE milet South of Massillon under the
chargo of Dr. Frease, it supplied with pure soft
spring water, and conducted on pure Hydropathic
' :..Vi w. ,i...... Tli.tf .
lirilll IfllCB. 1 1 u UU U,U,. . J . UI
hindrances to the radical cure of disease. The suo
ecus which has thus far attended our efforts to alle
viate the sufferings of humanity, enables us to speak
confidently of the virtues of jiure toft Hater, a pro
per diet, o.
Terms $5 in ordinary cases, payable weekly.
Dr. T. L. Nichols, of the American Hydropathic
Institute, and Editor of tho Nichols' Health Jour
nal, in noticing the Water Curo movements of the
country, says of us:
'lir. I rios, a niont thorough ana energetic pny-
sician, has a water (jure nt sugar irccx rant, u.
His torms aro very modornto, lut thore are few
S laces we could recommend with greater eonfi
enco." Address, Dr. S. Frease, Doardoff's Mills, Tusca
rawas Co., O.
DUi GEO. W. I'LTTIT
Respectfully tenders his professional services to
the oitiiens of Marlboro and surrounding country.
Office in the room recently occupied by Dr. K. Q
North Side Main-St., One Door Wett of thSaUwt
JJook-store, isalem, Unto,
Coata, Vests, Pants, Ao., Made to Order and War
ranted to Uivo satisfaction.
Tho Tailoring Business in all bis Branches, ear'
ried on as heretofore.
HASLET It CIRPENTEtt'S FRE1IUK
IS now completed, and ready for reception. We
have (rone to considerable expense in fitting: up, te
operate with advantage, and with reference to the
couilort ana convenience oi inoso woo may iavox
ur with a call; in short, we are permanently lo
cated Our rooms are in the
AMERICAN HOUSE, SALEM, 0.
Call and see us. You will find our reception rooms
neat and comfortable.
Can be surpassed no where in the State. Our
CAMERA, is a powerful quick-wnrker. We war
rant our work. Likenesses of all ages, taken Lirav
liks, oa no cuaroiI 1 Our prices range from 40
cents, to 20 dollars. Past experienoo, and present
advantages, enable us to take Good Likenatet, ai'
very reasonable Rate. Being, also, posted in all ;
the reocnt improvements of the art, our time and !
entire attention shall be to render full satisfaction.
Sick or deceased persons tnken at their rooms.--Our
motto, is EXCELSIOR.
N. B. Portont wishing Pictures taken on Gal
vaulted Plates, can do so without extra charge.
Hajr Booms open from 6 o'clock, A. M., until
P.M. June 31st, 1863..
SCHOOL FOR LADIES & GENTLEMEN.
The subscriber having located in this place, La
again prepared to instruct students in the science
of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, or the
practico of Medicine and Surgery. And in addi
tion to his former extensive menus for demonstrat
ing the various subjsect, has recontly added largely
to thorn by expensive purchases from France.
Demonstrations in Anatomy will commence the
first of March, and to those desirous of availing
themselves of the summer course of studies, it
would be advisable to be hero at least two weeke -previously.
Ho would also announce that he
prepared to practice in his profession.
. K. G. THOMAS, M. D.
Balm, Jan. 21, 1854.-4
Blank Deeds, ArtwU of Agreement, Judgment
Note, Hummont tind Euetutwn for aU at tkit' ,