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Little. Minnic'ln her eagerness after
flowers, had 'wounded her hand on a
sharp, prickly thistle. This made her
crywith pain at first, and pout with
"I wish there were no such thing as
a thistle in the world," she said pettish-
"And yet the Scottish nation think so
much of it thev ensrrave it on the nation-
al arms," said mother.
"It is the last flower I should pick
out," said Minnij. "1 1 am sure they
might have found a great many nicer
ones, even among the weeds."
"But the thistle did them good service
once," said mother ; "they learned to es
teem it very highly. One time the Danes
invaded Scotland, and they prepared to
make a night attack upon a sleeping gar
rison. So they crept along barefooted
as still as possible, until they were al
most up to the spot. Just at that mo
ment a barefoot soldier stepped on a great
thistle the hurt made him utter a 6harp
shrill cry of pain. The sound awoke the
sleepers, and each man sprang to his
arms. They fought with great bravery,
and the invaders were driven back with
much loss. . So you see the thistle 6aved
Scotland, and evef since it has been
placed on their seal as -their national
"Well, I never suspected that so small
a thing could save a nation," said Min
"God can make use of small things as
well as great to accomplish his purnose:
and it is said that very small circumstan
ces often turn the tide of battle. In the
war of 1812, the British fleet were sail
ing in the harbor of New London, and
were asked afterward why they did not
destroy the town, when they could so
easily have done it."
"I would," replied the commander,
"if it had not been for that formidable
long fort whose guns commauu the har
bor." That long fort, he learned, was
an old rope-walk, and the many guns
were the small windows on the side.
I presume the New London people
looked with new eyes on that old rope-
walk after they learned the good service
it had done. Christian Instructor.
Did you know that the first time that
ever I fired a gun, it was at a "chippy,"
and that I did not hit him I My father
it was, that let me trot behind him, a
seven or eight-year old, while he hunted
through the fields. How my nerves
screwed up when ho took aim ! and what
a crash in my over-sensitive ear was the
report ! It was always painful and al
ways an irresistible fascination. And so,
ono day, returning home, out ran a bold
chipmonk, and coursed along the wall
with trailing tail, then mounting a stone,
tail cocked, he said, "Hit me, hit me, hit
me, he, he !" "Here, Henry, do you
want to shoot?" "Yes sir no yes, I
do." "Get behind me let the gun rest
on my shoulder now take aim come,
pull the trigger or he'll be off." I shut
up one eye in a manner that carried the
other with it. I opened both. The
tears came. The squirrel seemed six or
seven squirrels whirling round in the air,
I took aim but it would not stay aimed.
Somehow, I saw the sky, the stone wall,
a great mullen stalk, the squirrel, and
twenty other things, all in a jig. Bang
went the gun. "Chigger-ree-ree" went
the squirrel as he dived down, laughing,
into a hole.
Well, I've seen many a minister do the
same thing with a sermon, and feel as
satisfied as I did. To be sure I had not
hit anything, but I had made a splendid
noise. H. W. Beecher, in Christian
Union. ' . ' . ; . : ;
A. noble and attractive every -day hear
ing comes of goodness, of sincerity, of
finomm . A i j
rennement; and these are bred in years,
nnt mnmmta TV .;,vi i i
not moments. . The principle that rules
your ine is the sure posture-master.
Philip Sidney wa3 the pattern to all Eng
land of a perfect gentleman; but then
he was the hero that, on the field of
Zutphen, pushed away the cup of cold
water from his own fevered and parched
lips, and held it out to the dying soldier
at ui Mue. n iiuty sentiments nabitu-
cucu i.uuie iu uie nean, tney
will beget, not perhaps a factitious and
umcai drawinP'-ronm Atinrmffo hut tha
breeding of a genuine and more royal
gentility, to which no simple, no young Breslau, Germany and came over here soft, can have none but bad consequen
heart will refuse its homage. Children when he was about th vop vp.irs nf a cps. Pmnw (rmnmlniT piMt,; tv
are not educated till they catch the charm
that makes the gentleman or lady. A
coarse and slovenly teacher, a vulgar and
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uuwnsu presence, muncning apples or
chestnuts at recitation like a squirrel,
pocketing his hands like a mummy, pro
jecting his heels nearer the firmament
than his skull, like a circus clown, and
dispensing American saliva like a mem
ber of Congress, infiicts a wrong on the
school-room, for which, no scientific at
tainments arc an offset F. D. Hunting
And 1 said to Tarson Bolles : "Parson,
if you pulpit folks could set off godlike-
ness, and show how it would work well
. wherever folks had a mind to put it,
as well as those fellows set off one 0' their
machines, there d be a lookin' up in
meetin' -house matters."
Astonishin' how they do talk. There
wa3 a man with Wood's Mower he would
have made you think there . never was
such a mower ; and when we got clear 0'
him, there was a man with the Clipper,
who made out his'n the best, jist as clear ;
and then we come upon the Buckeye, and
mere 11 was agin ; mere wam t anything
like that But when this last man heard
I had one at home, he stopped off short
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wastin talk on von "
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"lhere 8 another lesson for you," says
i, l arson, it seems to me you waste a
good deal o' powder on a good set o' folks,
deacons and such ; but what you want
Jri nniMorc " A1tinh TIY'iM CMJ 17J
Ilearth and Home.
I doubt whether men or women have
any right to lite or liberty or the pursuit citement, unpleasant odors, etc., is m
of happiness, or, in fact, any rights at all. deed surprising. We have been greatly
I doubt whether liberty is possible or
happiness possible, to the man or woman
who pursues it. I cannot assert my
rurhtto a lite which was given me m
of circumstances, without
knowledge or consent, and will be taken
away again equally without my permis
sion, or designation of time or place. I
have lived in different countries and in
the varied relations commonly sustained
by woman, for half the allotted years ac
corded to the life of man, and I have
never yet found one that gave me person
al liberty. On the contrary, the rela
tions which increased my happiness in
creased my duties and my responsibilities,
so as to leave personal freedom out of the
question ; yet I rejoiced in them and ac
cepted them, and would not have ex
changed them for freedom which can only
exist in isolation. The truth at which"
I am endeavoring to arrive is simply
this : that duty is about all we have to
do with in this world, and that if this
were done, rights would very readily
take care of themselves. But when some
neonle do not perform their duty, what
is to be done then ? WTiy, we can at
least go on and perform ours. Two
wronss never made one right, and their
eli vrforvm infra nnnnnf. PTdirsfl wrnnorlmnor
on our pare ine assertion 01 ngni, arms
individuals against each other, while the
recognition ot duties draw them nearer
together. "Jennie June" in Demorest's
Iced Prayers. The Secretary of the
Navy has recently published a little vol
ume on prayers, written by the Rev. Mr.
Newman, Chaplain of the U. S. Senate,
for the use of the adventurous men who
have sailed in the Tolaris, in" search of
the North Pole. The 'compilers of the
usual prayer books had prepared prayers
for almost all the ordinary incidents of
life ; but they neglected the North Fole
business. Hence the necessity of this
In the present fierce condition of the
thermometor, anything icy and cool is
soothing and refreshing; therefore we
trust we shall not be accused of irrever
ence if we introduce to our readers a few
of the arctic beauties of this somewhat
frigid little volume. The "prayer on
leaving the ship" informs the seals and
walrusses that "We are here to explore
the unknown regions of our earth, to en
large the 6cope of human knowledge,
and advance the best interests of man
kind." .On these premises is based this
remarkably unnecessary supplication ;
'Be pleased to suggest to our minds the
direction we should take, and point out
to us the path which will lead us to the
desired destination, that our hearts may
be glad and rejoice in the consummation
of our plans." We consider this peti
tion quite useless. The direction they
should take, we take it, is northward ;
and of all people the Yankee taxis pecu
liar m generally knowing which way to
steer when he knows where he is going.
The most exquisite gem of this unique
collection is called "Prayer at the North
The bare idea is wonderful. It trans
cends the grandest poetical flights of fan
cy, and proves its reverend inventor to
be possessed of a first class article of
"fine frenzy." Conceive, if you can. of
a camp meeting round the North Pole,
and the chaplain, on the top of the Pole,
solemnly offering up (we suppose that
would be the direction) prayer. We can
imagine the splendid scene the waving
of the old flag the ice mountains the
coolness of the air the rigid devotion
oi tne manners ana an mat. i5uc we
have not been able to see the point about
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of the mariners and all that. But we
establishing "liberty, education, and re
ligion" in a region where a polar bear
could not get his life insured. Balti
more Saturday Night.
Thomas Nast. Thomas Nast, the
great caricaturist, is thus described bv
bis friend Nasby: "Nast is a man about
d4 years ot age, and about five feet
seven incnes m Height, lie has a keen,
sharp eye, and a good German face;
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uiav.iv uuii, emu 10 ua unci aim neat
in his person. I think he was born in
His father wanted him to be a ieweler.
but be was already betrothed to art.
I rank Leslie, I think brought him out
first ; at the time he sent him to Eng-
land to make pictures of the great
Heenan Sayers prize fight. And then
when the war broke out Harpers sent
him South to sketch battles. It was
in 1862, just after the election, when
all the country was clamoring for
peace at any price, that he struck the
particular vein in which Lj has since
become famous. The picture he drew
then, entitled Peace, was grand. It
represented a Union soldier's grave.
over the tombstone of which was weep-
voiumoia. At tne loot stood a
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companion of the dead loyalist, strip-
pea 01 ms arms, ana shaking hands
with a rebel armed to the teeth and
with one toot upon the grave: That
picture made iiis reputation; He was
as well known the next day as he is
now. It was circulated by the million
as a campaign documient. He lives.
I think, in One Hundred and T wpntv-
fifth steet, New York, in a modest cially of the respiratory organs and of the commandment is "You shall not be hap
trame house. His wife and his three durestive canal. Another aW. nfWn. -n. u v. 'i J
sons constitute his family. They have
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bl.:ck building who hTiWv
He has them tho
of curiosities, chiefly of art, that could
.1 hfi imamnpfl. His wife la n lo1-.r
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rare intelligence, who assists him m
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jiio xauvio. tJiic laaieiauVBOljaineS
part0n. Nast is a man nf U,.
ble touarage and rare intelligence. Po-
litically he is a most inte.se radical.
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M TT.TTTvn I nws I hA Avr.rfm kptiki-
xiveness 01 tne mammary iuncuons m
cows to the influence of cold, fatigue, ex-
interested in observing the effects of cold
upon the milk secretions as seen in the
herd of cows upon the farm.
During the past summer, in the hot
days in July and August, the animals
resorted to the lake to drink, and after
slaking their thirst, they would wade in
to the water and remain sometimes an
hour or two with the legs half immersed.
This habit, it was found, invariably di
minished the flow of milk at night, and
in order to learn the extent of the dimi
nution, careful observations were made.
It was ascertained that standing in the
water an hour diminished the flow to the
amount of 8 or 10 quarts In a herd of
thirteen cows. The loss was so great
that whenever they resorted to the water
they were driven away to the pasture
again at once. We have learned that
from simply turning the herd into the
yard upon a cold day in winter, and al
lowing them to remain fifteen minutes,
tne now oi miiK was aimmisned to a se
rious extent, and consequently the ani
mals are not now allowed to leave the
warm stable during the entire winter,
except for a brief period upon warm, sun
shiny days. Water is brought directly
from a well into the barn, and the drink
ing vessels are arranged so that the ani-
mats have to move but a stop or two
supply their wants. The nature of the
water supply, and conveniences of ac
cess, are most important points in the
management of milch cows. A draught
of ice-cold water, taken by a cow in win
ter, cuts short the milk yield for the day
from one to two pints, Well water
drawn into vessels, and allowed to stand
a few hours covered, in the warm barn,
has temperature raised several degrees,
and this practice should be adopted by
all thrifty farmers. It would undoubt
edly pay well to slightly warm the wa
ter, but this is attended with considera-
ble inconvenience where large herds are
kept, unless steam apparatus is used.
ine innuence oi a com current ot air,
ana coia arinKing water, upon cows in
milk, is not of a transient nature ; it ex
tends for a longer period than a day or
a week. Many fine animals are ruined
by careless exposure every year, and self-
interest and feelings of humanity should
prompt all cow owners to koep diligent
watch over their welfare and comfort.
Cows in milk are often greatly injured
by rapid driving from pastures by heed
less boys and unthinking men. They
should never be urged faster than a walk.
uentleness and kindness of conduct to
wards cows have a wonderful influence
upon the milk-pail, and also upon the
progeny of the animals. A bad-temper
ed, irascible man ought never to be al
lowed in a cow-stable. A man who will
kick a cow in a passion ought himself to
be kicked into the barn yard and forever
prohibited from again coming in contact
witn tne noDie animal, ine right per-
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son placed in charge of a herd of twenty
cows, which have been badly managed
will in one month raise the products so
tnat tne increasea casn returns will pay
his wages. This is a statement which
has been verified more than once. Bos
ton Journal of Cliemistry.
Blanketing Horses. A correspond
ent of the Chicago Tribune, after giving
some cautions against feeding horses with
grain, &c, immediately after hard work,
or working them hard immediately after
feeding, and also cautioning against feed
ing musty, dusty or mouldy hay or oats,
says : A great many grooms, and even
owners, of horses, especially in cities and
towns, are m the habit of having their
horses always covered with blankets.
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which, of course, makes their skin very
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tender and delicate, prevents the natu-
ral growth of the hair during the cold
season, and thereby exposes the animals
a great deal more to catching cold, if
they are a short time without their blank
et when not exercised. Others have their
horses covered with blankets even dnrinor
exercise, and make them in that wnv
perspire more freely, which is wrong aL
together, and frequently a source of
catching cold afterward, when the blank.
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et is remuveu. J.o maxe tne RKin nt n
horse used for service so delicate xnA
r e v.ivimi.ji me
skin, and keeping the same in normal ac.
tivity, is good and necessary; but put-
ting a blanket on a horse when he
standing idle in a good and comfortable
stable, is perfectly useless, except when
he has just come perspiring from exer-
cise." To blanket a horse when working,
even if it is in the winter, is not only use-
less as his exercise is well able to keep
those parts of his body warm that are
coverea Dy tne Diansets, Dut is also in
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jurious, as it makes him very much pre
disposed to catching cold. On the other
hand a blanket is needed very much when,
as it happens very often, horses which,
perhaps, have made a long trip and are
perspiring all over, are tied to a hitching
post or to a fence, and exposed to wind
and cold. Such a neglect, and also too
great tenderness of the skin, produced
cy an miuaicious use 01 Diankets at a
time when they are not needed at all,
must be considered as the cause of many
rheumatic and catarrhal diseases, espe-
digestive canal. Another abuse of blan-
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when horses are suffering from nneumo-
nia or pleuritis. or such diseases of tb
tion is very much accelarated Tf in
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such a disease, the patient is covered
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with several woolen blankets and buffalo
robes, or sheep skins, the respiration ne
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essarily becomes still more difficult and
considerably accelerated, especially if at
the same time, the patients are kept in a
small stable, filled with bad air and the
effluvium of the manure.
In announcing that it would observe
Thanksgiving Day by suspending publi
cation, the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph com
forts its readers in the following Job-like
style: "Let us maintain a cheerful com
posure and grateful hearts that affairs
are no worse with us than they are.-
Some old grumbler will ask, how could
they be worse? Shut up, you old Turk,
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ana we win tell you. 11 you were m
one of those Northwestern States with
your shops, mills, house, furniture, cloth
ing, provisions, all burned up half of
your family destroyed, and you with
your hair singed off your right arm
burned to a crisp your back in - a blis
ter, and lying in the snow without blank
ets and the mercury thirty degrees be
low zero, you would be in a worse COn-
dition than you are now."
A man in Wisconsin has applied for a
divorce, upon the ground that his wife
married him under false pretences. He
says that she told him while he was ad
dressing her, that she could hoe an acre
of potatoes and split two cords of wood
between breakfast and dinner ; and she
had proved herself a fearful fraud, be
cause she could only split half a cord,
and hoe only three times across the field.
It seems hard that men are continually
to be made the victims of these design-
; women, vvny will wives trine in
this manner with the tenderest affections
of their husbands ? Why will they thus
shatter their heart strings ?
The Chicago Post gives these interest
ing statistics : "Our lynx eyed assistants
report this morning that 1743 people
slipped down yesterday on the perfidious
sidewalks. Of those 1140 were men,
403 women, 200 miscellaneous. The ta
ble shows that over 300 landed on their
elbows ; the others sat down. Of the en
tire number, 1743 of them swore: 131
To be an Editor. Carleton, in his
editorial poem, tells of an old farmer who
made his way into the sanctum with a
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runt of a boy, who being good for noth
ing else, the farmer thought would do for
an editor. The poet tells the story as
follows : We "run it in solid," as being
as solid a set of questions, as perhaps
were ever asked a country youth.
The editor sat in the sanctum and
looked the old man in the eye. Then
glanced at the grinning young hopeful,
and mournfully made this reply :
'"Is your son a small unbound edi
tion of Moses and Solomon both ? Can
he compass his spirit with meekness, and
strangle a natural oath ? Can he leave
all his wrongs to the future, and carry
his heart in his cheek ? Can he do an
hour s work m a minute, and live on a
sixpence a week ? Can he courteously
talk to an equel, and browbeat an impu
dent dunce Uan he keep things in
apple-pie order, and do half-a-dozen at
once ? Can he press all the springs of
knowledge with quick and reliable touch ?
And be sure that he knows how much to
know, and knows how to not know too
much ? Does he know how to stir up his
virtue, and put a check rein on his pride ?
Can he carry a gentleman's manners with
a rhinoceros' hide ? Can he know allf
and do all, and be all, with cheerfulness,
courage and vim? If so, we perhaps
can make an editor outen o him."
The farmer stood curiously listening,
while wonder his visage o'erspread ; and
he said: "Jim, I guess we'll be goin'
he's probably out of his head."
Make up a congregation of a thousand
Christians. Divide them into five class
es, according to the age in which they
became Christians. Place in the first
class all those converted under twenty
years of age, and in the fifth class all
those converted between, fifty and sixty.
0 f your thousand Christians there
were hopefully converted under twenty
years of age 548 ; between fifty and six
ty years of age 3. But, you ask, why
stop at 6ixty ? Ah ! well, then, if you
will have a sixth class converted be
tween sixty and seventy years of age one.
Just one out of a thousand Christians
converted over 6ixty years old 1 What a
lesson on delay 1 Dr. Spencer.
How sad it is, that, when Christians
congregate together, whether it be at the
tea-table or elsewhere, there is so little
talk 01 tne liord, and so little inquiry
about His truth. We are ever ready to
talk of our sect, our church, our pastor,
our success, our meetings, our enterprises,
e tc, but oh, how seldom we sit down
quietly to talk of Jesus. It is also very
humiliating to think how little time we
are alone with the Lord, and how little
we relish quiet communion with Him
self. There may be much zeal, much
service, much noise, much appliances
and means, and yet very little of Jesus.
11 a iona iatner saw nis children so
much engaged in service for him as to
have no time to sit on his knee and com
mune with him, would it not fill his heart
with grief? And thus it is with our
Heavenly Father when His children are
more occupied with work than Himself
Spurgeon s View of Sunday. The
Eev. Mr. Spurgeon recently concluded
an address in the following character
istic fashion : On Sundav. vou know, the
py. It would be a great wrong if a
preacher made you smile. I dont believe
it. I make people laugh on Sunday. I
believe that the risible faculty does as
much good as the faculty which makes
us cry. I dont think it wrong to make
people laugh on Sunday. There arc more
flies caught by honey than vinegar.
The Manassas battle-field
sold for eight dollars an acre.
For the Monitor.
The Drunkards's Grave.
The sable veil of night was drawn,
The weary, weary, weary day to close r
And darksome shades were creeping on .
To guard the hour of sweet repose ;
The moon was hidden by a cloud,
The breezes sighed and Moaned aloud.
Out in the dark is a lonely form,
With tottering steps and tearful eye ;
And heeding not the gathering storm.
Or dark and angry clouds that rise.
Long years have silvered o'er her hair
And marked her cheek and brow with care.
The cold, damp dews were falling fast.
And loudly shrieked poor whip-po-will.
But all unheeding as she passed.
Her lonely course was onward still.
In yonder church yard is a mound
There, weeping, she may noxt bo found.
A thoughtless boy had passed but gave
A scornful look and paused to say
"Ite nothing but a drunkard's grave, "
And idly cast a stone that way.
A drunkard t grave I Ah, yes ; but there
Lie buried hopes and prospects fair.
But hush ! what is that mournful sound ?
Is it the murmuring of the breeze ?
Is it the night winds playing round.
Amid the branches of the trees?
No, no ; it's a sob of deep despair;
A mother's heart is breaking there.
That form that "neath the cold earth lies.
Was once a lovely, hopeful boy.
With silken hair and laughing eyes,
A mother's pride, a mother's joy ;
And fondly to her loving breast.
Her darling child with joy she pressed.
And filled with rapture, pride, and love,
Har bud of hope she watched with care,
For pure as angel hearts above
Was that young life so bright and fair;
Its lift enfolded day by day.
As opening buds their sweets display.
Time flits away on rapid wings.
And touches him with magic power,
And quickly strength and manhood brings,
And he's no more a half blown flower;
The mother's heart now overflows
With Joy which a mother only knows.
Now forth he goes to do and dare
Upon the battle-field of life.
To mingle with its busy care.
And battle in the noisy strife ;
On , on, to-conquer and to save.
Amid the bravest of the brave.
Friends cluster round the hero now ;
In fortune's halls he finds a name,
And on that noblo, manly brow
Is placed the laural wreath of fame,
Reason is seated on her throne.
And Ganius smiles her power to own.
Alas, alas ; a change comes o'er
This noble work ; and he who stood
Upright, erect, and firm before,
Honored by men and loved by God
Was left a wreck, and tin and blight
Crushed out that life to fair and bright.
Where now is reason's mighty throne?
Where is that noble, manly brow;
Ah, whither have those bright hopes flown.
Or where that flash of gonitis now ?
- Scorched by the voine cup's fiery breath ;
Dragged down by sin and shame to death.
Where, wher is she whose fond heart bled:
Who pledged her love with joy and mirth ?
Her sweetest pleasures quickly fled ;
Her bright hopes perished at their birth ;
Her lifr-bark trembled on the wave,
Then sank into a peaceful grave.
And there, basidethat mound of clay.
The mother sheds her bitter tears
O'er moth, and mildew, and decay,
And blighted hopes of former years.
Cease, fxltaring words; O wherc'a thy power
To toll the anguish of that hour ?
Poor fallen one, however deep
Thy soul Is stained by sin and shama,
There's one who o'er thy grave will weap ;
There's one who'll love thee still the same,
Although thy sun in darkness set;
Thine angel mother loves thoe yet.
The cold, proud world may pass thee by
With curling lips and haughty tread ;
And some may look with pitying eye,
Upon the drunkard's humble bed.
But thosa who lured thee down to sharre
Will soon forget to speak thy name.
Tis morn ; the storm has passed away;
That mother's heart will throb no more ;
On hor cold, palo form the damp dews lay;
Her grief is past, her sorrows o'er;
She wept o'er him whose life sho gave.
And pariahed on the drunkard's grave.
Three quiet graves ranged side by side
The busy world will soon forget,
The mother, son, and youthful bride
Sleep on, their graves unmarked and yet
They tell a tale of deep despair.
And say : O thoughtless youth, beware !
Axxa L. Msbbill.
Barton Landing, Vt., Jan. 1, 1879.
How is a battle fought ? with tremen
dous volleys, the ranks standing firm
and steady as on dress parade with en-
thusiasm, with deafening cheers, with
music, and finished by a glorious bayonet
charge? Nothing of the kind. Here are
simply some thousands of men on either
side who have been marched out this
pleasant day to butcher each other. Mod
ern firearms are terribly effective weap
ons a good Springfield musket will kill
at a thousand yards ; and by the time
you have drawn these opposing forces
to within two hundred yards of each
other, or about the distance across a good
sized wheat field, the battle is resolved
into a simple problem which army can
stand the most killing and wounding
without breaking up ? when that ques
tion is answered you can tell which 6ide
will be victorious. The business of the
officers is to hold the men to the work-
to compel mem 10 ioaa ana nre until so
many of the enemy are put hors du com
bat that he is forced to withdraw. Take
your regiment into battle as orderly as
you may, before it has been under fire
half an hour it will become resolved into
knots and groups from the drawing to
gether to fill the places of those stricken
down, and the survivors will be lying or
kneeling, forced down by the irresistible
instinct of self-preservation. The sights
and sounds of battle are well-nigh in
describable. Noise, tumult, danger, ex
citement, all blend to make a scene which
I think can have no parallel on the hith
er side of the infernal regions. During
his first battle, perhaps the novelty of
the thing may fill the recruit with genuine
enthusiasm and put fear in the back
ground ; but after that he will find "the
poetry of the battle field somewhat over
done in "Hohenlinden," and fighting it
self rather a prosaic and dangerous
butchery. There is nothing less like a
pageant, I verily believe, than a battle.
The arms are not polished and shiny
now, for the dew of last night's bivouac
in the grass has tarnished them ; very
plain blouses have taken the place of
straight-bodied, corsety coats ; belts are
loosened, or in the fury of the fight are
thrown aside altogether ; shoulder-straps
and epaulets are discarded, out of whole
some regard for the enemy's sharpshoot
ers ; and after the fight has progressed an
hour, you will find those who are still
fighting, dirty, grimy, and laboring to
kill the enemy with about as hard man
ual labor as your wood-sawyer employs
on your wood-pile. Lippincott's Maga-
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
Gtld is lower now than it has been be
fore fi'nce Juno 26, 1862, or nearly ten
Hot Columbus Delano is the only na-
tive ofVermont who has been a member
of the?resident's cabinet.
V lrgrna s first newspaper was pub
lished ii 1780. The subscription price
was fiftl dollars per year.
Our istom of making Christmas pres
ents confes from an old heathen usaxre at.
the feasflbf the birth of Sol.
Freedwo and education go together.
Brazil hal no sooner abolished slavery
than she cslls for more school books.
One hmdred and twentv -one nnd
three-fourth; miles of siAwnllr
. - j -
destroyed W the Chicago fire, to
pair which lttle less than one millions
of dollars wU have to be expended
Mr. Beechr says, "When you begin
to feel the eaterness and exhileration of
prosperity, reid once a week Luke 12 :
15-21. He las been doing this ever
since his parisl raised his salary,
The Christiii Begister truly says that
some of the mt illustrious examples of
bnsfia.'n nier.TrliTifl nnAiilifw nrV,A V 1
jr-v" """"""j nu.ii,u mc
church has afforded will be found among
it . -v 1 "
A rich man iked a poor person if he
had any idea ofihe advantages arising
trom riches. 1 believe thev srive a
rogue an advantage over an honest man,"
mr lj - -
was the answer.
The New York correspondent of a Bos
ton journal is auliority for the statement
that A. T. Stewajt intends to leave his
entire fortune, estimated at from $50,-
C00.000 to $70,V0,000 in public and
private charities, Imd that recently he
made a will to that effect
Hay is very scaae throughout Connec
ticut. It is worth vfrom 825 to S30 in
Litchfield county, torn 36 to S38 in
Waterbury and viciiity, and from S40
to $45 in Hartford. I Farmers are trying
to winter as much s&ck as they can, ex-
peering a rise in leeves this coming
At Guadaloupe a dity equivalent to
four dollars per gallon will be levied on
kerosene oil after Febriary 1. At Mar-
tinique also, the duty till be made pro
hibitory. This legislation arises from
the use made of petroltoim in Paris, and
from its agency in the destruction of Chi-
Caicago, Dec. 28. A horrible affair
occurred at Floies, Davii county, Iowa,
a few nights ago. A man, his wife, and
four children were burned to death in
their shanty, the neighbors not being
aroused nor the fire discovered until the
next morning, wheu thj charred remains
were found. ;
A horrible tale comes from Alabama.
Three disguised men robbed the wife of
a tax collector of the public funds, and
then ordered her to serve supper. She
did so and put arsenic in the tea. On
stripping the dead bodies of their dis
guises, one proved to be her husband,
who had taken this means of stealing the
people's money. '
Costly Bestriction on Travel. A
woman traveling on the Grand . Trunk
railway, had a ticket on which was print
ed "Good only for this train and the day
received. Not good to stop over.". But
she did stop over, and when she attempt-
ed to resume her journey she was put off
the cars. For this the railroad company
has paid 600 and costs.
The president of one of the largest of
the English insurance companies went to
Chicago only a few days before the great
fire, intending to establish an agency
there. But he was much impressed by
the precarious condition of the city.
"You have some fine buildings," he said ;
"but they are surrounded by very bad
ones. The first time circumstances com
bine against you, your whole city will burn
up." He declined to establish an agen
cy there ; and he had scarcely left the
country before his prediction was- terri
The loss of cattle in Texasuring the
recent storms, is said to have been enor
mous. Bunning before the wind until
they were exhausted, hundreds of them
froze" to death, standing huddled togeth
er in groupes in the ravines. Of the
thousands of cattle which were in the
western part of the state, it is estimated
that the majority will be totally lost be
fore spring. Those which survived the
storms are in such an enfeebled condition
that they cannot endure the winter.
Southern Idea of a Proper Outfit
for tiie Democratic Party. The Co
lumbus (Ga.) Sun says that "the great
want of the Democratic party at present
is a leader of superior moral courage, of
commanding talents and national repu
tation some such man as Clay, Web
ster or Calhoun. The party now too
closely resembles a forest of young pines,
all alike in size and height, thrifty sing
ly, but somewhat sappy and green. We
wish to see an old giant, through whose
branches the winds of centuries have
whistled, stand out in isolation upon the
clear sky, towering like Pompey's pillar
at Alexandria, a safe land mark for the
political tempest-tossed mariner."
If you havn't business, advertise; if
you have business, advertise. Peo
ple go to places that are advertised,
and they go by those that are not.
A place that advertises is known to
the world; that which does not is only
known to the few who may pass it.
A really good workman that stays in
one place five years makes better creden
dentials than any union, or lodge, or en-
campment, or church can give him. 1.
I j. xteecrter.
I T.r TJ T
Scene at Bauncm's Mkxagekie
Not Doavx in the Bills, A few
days ago Mr. Bergh visited Barnum's
show, now exhibiting in New York,
and requested that
known by all Mr. Barnum's emyloyes
to 1)C the most ferocious animal in the
mengerie, whose viciousness, ho was,
told, was beyond a doubt, should be
unchained and allowed to roam its don.
The agent reluctantly ordered this
demand to be carried out, although in
his own mind he felt confident that
the bars of the cage would not keep
the "death prowler" a prisoner. A
few evenings sinc his doubts were ver
ified, for the hyena by some means es
caped from his den and immediately
commenced to attack and devour ev
erything that came in its way. A leop
ard was in the adioininrr c,arp and
w one desperate effort the hyena
tore down the partition and soon en-
gaged in a terrible and deadly conflict
with the queen of the felines. After
lacerating and cowing the poor animal,
he next attacked an elephant, who
proved a rather tough customer for
the savage beast, who was beaten ofl
without doing any serious harm. Noth
ing daunted, it nest attacked an inof-
r- , v
icnsive camei, wmcn animal it leit in
such a denlorable condition thflt.ir.bns
k nee. had to hfi VilWl AfW-nWr,,-
rate an( determined resistance the
east was captued with a lasso by a
Indian, and is now asram chain
ed down in his den. The lacerated
leopard alluded to is valued at $6000.
The hyena is sixty-five years old, was
captured in Senegambia, Africa, and
was exhibited in Europe for twenty
years. It belonged to the London
Zoological Gardens for ten years, and
has been exhibited in this country in a
traveling menagerie for thirty-five
years, during which time it has de
stroyed more than two dozen massive
iron dens and killed twenty valuable
animals. Except the brute he tethered,
nothing less than a solid iron casre will
hold him, as he has the largest and
most powerful jaws of the canine spe
cies. The Govenor elect of Massechusetts,
the Hon. William B. "Washburn, is
a sta nch cold-water man, and dur ing
his entire career in Consrress
toudied the wine that is red, nor any
other tipple. On the night he was
nominated for Governor at Worces
ter he was at home at Greenfield, and,
like a good Congregational deacon, as
he is, took bis wife on bis arm and
went to the regular prayer-maeting of
THE QUESTION SETTLED !
It is n established fMt that yon caa bay goods f
O. X. OWEN,
Barton, ------ Vermont,
trom 10 to SO per cat. cheaper than im amy aylBiig
- All those In want of Boots and Shcea, Slippers, Aro
llcs. Robbers, &c, will Bad a complete aesortmeat at
for Boys Clothing , also a full stock of
For the best assortment of Winter Plaids and Dresa
Goods of all colors and prices. Repellanta, Velveteens,
Frogs, Gimps and Buttons, call at
FOB KID GLOVES,
Skirts, Shawls, Saolcs,
LACE COLLARS, ZEPHYR WORSTEDS,
Reticules, Basket. Ae-, call at
O W EN'S
BUFFALO ROBES, LAP KOBES,
ITom Blankets, Domes tie Goods ef all kinds
Crockery, Hardware, io., at
We still have the exclnsire sale of these best of all
axes, and Invite those who kare chopping to de to try
Barton, Kot. 89, 1871. 48"t
ENAMELED PHOTGORAf HS
J. N. Webster
J. ET. Webster's,
Thb Onlt Place in Orleans Co.
Whbri: You Can Get Thbm.
Thk Onlt Placi in Orliaxi Co.
Whire You Can Get Tnisr.
The Onlt Place in Orleans Co.
JVhere You Can Get Them.
And be convinced of their superiority.
The best Fairnaren Oysters
THE STEW OR GALLON.
Particular attention paid to fnrnlthinx donation and
oyster sappers. Alt
A Good Supply
as cheap as the cheapest, at the
tJ UOCEIiY C-rPOSlTE TIIE PRl'C 8TCEE.
Barton, Oct. 83. 1871-
THB BEST 8TOVI IX THB WOKLD.
DOYLE'S FA TENT
DOUBLE ACTING FLUE
RESERVOIR and CLOSET,
Also the Anerican Improved,
GOOD CHEER AND EMPIRE,
are all first-claee oeoking stoves and warranted in t
eryrespeet. I also have a food assortment of cheap
stoves with and without K.e&erveirs.
FLOWS AND FLOW REFAIRS,
Horse Hoes, Cultivators, e. Ateo a fuU assortment of
HOLLOW. TIX. GLASS. JAPASXED
"W O O D E N AV , 12 J Z K",
Churns, PnmpB, Cast Iron Siaks, it-, all of which will
be sold at their price fer
CASH OR READY-PAY
Allkindsef produce aad Peddlers' Barter taken in
exchsnge for goods.
Cash paid for Teal aad dairy kkjns b;
Barton, May 14. ltTL
LATEST FALL & WINTER NOVELTIES
Barton, - - Vermout,
Has opened an unusually brilliant stock of
TYPQTP ATVTT M TT.T.IX'FRY GOfmS
COMPLETE IN EVEBT PAKTICCLAH.
Bonaets, Kats, Ribbons. Laces. Velvet. Silks and r.ow
ers in every style and quality, together with Trimmings,
Cucy Goods, Bumped Bugs, Ac. e. : and takes p fut
ure in presenting to the ladies of Barton and vicinity,
precisely the same kind of stock to select from that
would be etered them in the most fashionable millineiy
establishment in Boston.
ail these goods will be sold at lowest possible prices, at
the eld staBd in StebUn's Block, by
XABT r. WAKXIK.
NEW6DQQSI NEW GOODS !
All Open and Shown vrith Pleasure.
We have seme things in every line that are
G O O I
and other things mot so good. Call and see for your
selves. NEW HATS AND CAFS.
READY MADE CLOTHING.
and cloths eoarse and Ids.
Geuts, Listen I
If you want salts that w'.U Ot, leave your work wiQ
aad you are sure to be suited.
ATJ'TIX 4 JOSLTN.
Barton Landing, Oet. H, 1871.
Buy you Tea at Skinner & Dre?J