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STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1860.
Having a Lover.
BY ALICE CARY.
Somebody lovs me, I am sure,
I think I love him too;
If foolish actions are a proof,
Our evidence will do!
I thought we both had common sense;
Yet manage as we may,
We never say the thing we mean,
Nor mean the thing we say.
We sat, but yesterday eve, alone
With twilight soft and dim.
And though he only muses of me,
And I only of him;
He asked me for my thoughts and said
That his were with his youth;
Of course I answered him without
A lavish waste of truth.
And always when he takes a kiss,
Nay, never frown at me 1
I know you' ye been kissed, at least,
I know you've wished to be;
Yet such very wicked things
Are shocking to the good,
I try to look as horrified
As any lady should.
I wonder if the wedding ring
Would bind or break the charm ?
I can't see how in such a case
It would do any harm.
And then I know that married folks,
Though how I cannot say,
Do manage with their love so well,
It's never in their way!
The very thought afflicts my mind
With such desponding fits.
That if I part with him I fear
I'll part with half my wiis;
And if the priest should make us one,
In name and spirit too,
I know I'd be beside myself, --
So what am I to do ?
From the Neto York Ledger.
THE DEATH OF LOGAN.
BY DE. S. 00MPT0N SMITH.
While a lad, this noted Indian was taken pris
oner by a party of Rangers under the command
of Capt. Benjamin Logan, of Kentucky. So no
ble and fearless was the conduct ot the youth on
this occasion, that he won the admiration of his
captors. The captain carried him with him to
his home, where he was received and adopted as
a member of his own family; and after receiv
ing a frontier education, was permitted to return
to his own people. A few years after his return
he became a chief, but during his whole life he
was warmly attached to the family of his adop
ted father, whose name be always retained.—
He was also an unwavering friend of the coun
try—and after the English, by promises which
they had neither the means nor intention of ful
filling, had induced the various Indian tribes of
the west to fight against their old neighbors, the
tribe of which Logan was a member took up the
tomahawk against the whites. He, however,
with a few of the principle warriors of his band,
remained faithful to the cause of the United
States, and during the war his services were of
the utmost importance to the country. He act
ed as a guide to General Hull's array in its ad
vance upon Detroit, and was employed on va
rious important commissions, requiring much
tact, prudence and intelligence—all of which he
performed in a manner to elicit the commenda
tion and thanks of his employers.
During tho siege of Fort Wayne, Logan en
tered the place through the midst of hostile In
dians and British, bearing important informa
tion—and again sallying out from the stockade,
made good his escape, so as to be the means of
a timely relief to the invested fort. In fact, this
gallant warrior and faithful friend of the Ameri
cans evinced his fidelity on every occasion when
his services were called into requisition.
Perhaps no man in our army had a higher
sense of honor or self-respect than Logan, he
was extremely sensitive of the least doubt of his
sentiments, and I venture to eav that few white
men regarded their word as sacred as did this
"savage" Indian. There were few leaders in our
army at that time who in that respect could
compare with him.
Still, with the knowledge of the invaluable
services rendered by this brave and honorable
man, there were in the army spirits, actuated,
doubtless, by envy of his just reputation, so mean
and contemptible as to throw suspicions and mis
representations upon his intentions.
During the autumn of 1812 the country about
the Ohio and Indiana frontier, and particularly
along the Maumee river, was covered with hos
tile Indians and English, under that arch coward
and villain, the "Infamous Proctor," and late
in the Fall General Harrison directed Logan,
with a small band of warriors to proceed to the
Rapids of the Maumee, and reconnoitre the
country in that vicinity. But when approach
ing the Rapids, Logan's command was ambushed
by a large body of the enemy, and forced to re
treat, after a hot skirmish. Logan, who was ac
companied by captain Johny and Brighthorn,
succeeded in escaping, witb a portion of their
followers, to the left wing of the army, under
the command of General Winchester, to whom
he related all the circumstances of the affair.
Here, without the slightest ground for so foul
a charge, an officer covertly accused him of in
fidelity to the American cause, and of secretly
conveying intelligence of the condition and in
tention of our army to Proctor at Maiden.
This slanderous accusation reached the ears of
the chief, and stung to the quick by so false and
ungenerous a report, he immediately sought his
friend, the gallant captain Oliver, and with tears
in his eyes, communicated what bis warriors had
beard. His first impulse was to proceed to the
quarters of the officer, and in the presence of his
command accuse him of his falsehood, but upon
reflection he determined upon the course he
Oliver assured him tbat an accusation so ut
terly groundless could in no wise compromise
him in the estimation of the brave officers and
men of the army, and that such opinions and
tattle were beneath the notice of so honorable
a man as his friends knew him to be.
This advice was doubtless good, and had the
gallant Logan taken no further notice of the re
port, it, perhaps, would soon have been forgot
ten. But still burning with indignation, the
"You, my friend, know me well, and you
know your country has no truer hearts than
those that beat in the breasts of Logan and his
red warriors—you know this, Winchester and
Harrison kuow it, and so do most of the army.
But I must convince this split tongue pale-face
and his people that his words are a lie, or my
bones shall be given to their enemies. Either
their blood shall wash out this black reproach,
or Logan shall never show his face again among
his white friends."
This was the evening of the 21st of November,
and on the following morning, after a consulta
tion with his faithful friends, Captain Johny and
Brighthorn, the three sallied out of the camp
together, leaving their warriors behind, to await
their return, or the news of their deaths. It
was evident to Captain Oliver and his friends
that the three brave Indians were bent upon
some desperate adventure in search of trophies
by which to disprove the contemptible report
which the officer had set afloat concerning Lo
The little party wended their way cautiously
down the banks of the Maumee, and at noon en
camped in a thick clump of undergrowth, to
partak* of their dinner of dried beef and army
bread. While engaged in this occupation they
were necessarily off their guard, and were
stealthily approached by a party of British In
dians, under the command of Winnemac, a noted
Potawatamie chief, accompanied by a half breed
officer named Elliott. There were with them
five other Indians, and the party had surrounded
our friends before they were aware of their pres
ence. Logan made no resistance—bnt with
much presence of mind threw down his weapons,
and motioning his friends to be quiet, boldly
marched ont of his covert, and presenting his
hand to Winneraac, who was an old acquaint
ance, expressed much pleasure at again seeing
, "Me tired of Yankee service," said he, speak
ing in broken EDglisb, which was the medium
ot intercourse between the border tribes, "and
so be my two friends here; and to day we jest
quit old Winchester'scamp. We go join Ring
George's red coats 1 Byrne by me bring heap
o'warriors! Where's you camp?"
Winnemac, who was equal to Logan in strat
egy, pretended to meet the advances of his old
friend with frankness, but at the same time de
manded the arms of the party, and placing his
men so as to guard them effectually from escape,
started with them in the direction of the Eng
lish camp, at the foot of the rapids, But in the
course ot the march I_ogan and his companions
managed to d__dve th<ir guards So completely
that at length, being tired of carrying their
weapons in addition to their own, they were
restored, with the charges still in them. This
was the very object that Logan desired, and in
a little time he contrived to communicate his
plan of action to Brighthorn and Captain Johny.
As they moved along, therefore, with their
loaded rifles in their hands, they watched the
opportunity when Winnemac'a eyes were turned
away from them, to convey balls from their
pouches to their mouths for instant use. Logan,
in his excitement, had filled his mouth so full
that it attracted the attention of Elliott, who
demanded what he was stuffing into it.
"Me no smoke to-day," was the reply, "so
me chaw heap toback."
The intentjop of the brave fellows, as the
reader already perceives, was to attack their
captors, and with their scalps return to the A
merican camp, and in this manner prove the
falsehood of their cowardly detractor.
In this manner the seven British Indians and
their prisoners proceeded, tilj evening, when
they came to a small creek about twenty miles
from General Winchester's camp, where they
concluded to rest for the night. Immediately
after halting four of tbe Indians started up tbe
creek bottom in search of berries—leaving Win
nemac and tbe other two behind to watch the
prisoners. No sooner bad they gone than Logan
and his two friends sprang to their feet, and
each selecting his man, fired —and two of the
guard fell to the ground dead; the third required
another shot to finish him. While Logan was
reloading for this purpose, Captain Johny se
cured the scalp of the Pottawatamie chief, and
attached it to his belt.
The noise of the firing attracted the attention
of the absent warriors, who, rushing back to the
spot, and perceiving the state of affairs, took cov
er and rattled their shots in among our friends,
who had also sought the cover of tbe trees. The
British Indians dodged from tree to tree, en
deavoring to uncover their antagonists, and be
ing one more in number, succeeded iv doing this,
and Logan, while in the act of shooting an In
dian in front, received a mortal wound from the
flank. He, however, killed his man, and then
fell to the ground. Two others ot the enemy
were wounded so that they died soon after.—
3righthorn was also badly wounded, but recov
ered. The remaining Potawatamie, finding him
self alone, ran all night, until he reached the
Britsb camp with the intelligence; and, in tbe
meantime, Captain Johny, securing three of the
horses of the enemy, placed his wounded com
panions upon two of them, aud with tour scalps,
as trophies of their gallantry, returned to Win
chester's camp, where they arrived before morn
Poor Logan lingered for several days, in great
suffering, which he bore with heroic resignation
to the last.
A few hours before he breathed his last breath,
while his friend Oliver was seated by his side,
a bright smile lighted up his face, till finally his
parted lips revealed the double row of beautiful
white teeth, for which this handsome chief was
celebrated, and a low but joyous laugh broke
His friend Oliver asked him what pleased him
"I was thinking of the odd figure Johny cut
while whipping off the scalp of Winnemac —at
the same time looking around him in every di
rectum for the eDemy."
This anecdote shows that even in his last mo
ments the unconquered spirit of this brave and
truly noble warrior was exulting in the last act
of his life,
Logan's death waa regretted by all; and the
manner of his death fully exhonerated him from
all unjust suspicions. He was buried with the
honors due to a great chief; aud his monument
is in the respect and admiration of the nation he
so faithfully served.
Farmers' Boys.—The following article, which
we find in the Valley Farmer, a western agri
cultural periodical, we commend to the atten
tion of every farmer's boy. Parents should, al
so, point it out to their sons, and if necessary
read it to them carefully, and then hand the ar
ticle over to them, without comment, unless the
remarks be of a mild, pleasing nature:
"In the wide world there is no more impor
tant thing tban farmer's boys. They ace not so
important for what they are as for what they
will be. At present they are of but little conse
quence too often. But fanners' boys always
have been and we presume always will be the
material out of which the noblest men are made.
They have health and strength ; they have bone
and muscle; they have heart and will; they
have nerve and patience; they have ambition
and endurance; and these are the materials that
make men. Not buckrams and broadcloth, and
patent leather and beaver-fur, and kid-gloves
and watch-seals, are the materials of which men
are made. It takes better stuff to make a man.
It is not fat and flesh and swagger and self-con
ceit; nor yet smartness, nor flippancy, nor fop
pery, nor fastness. Those make fools, hut not
men; not men such as the world wants, nor such
as it will honor and bless. It is not long hair,
nor much beard, nor a cane, nor a pipe, nor a
cigar, nor a quid of tobacco, nor an oath, nor a
glass of beer or brandy, nor a dog and gun, nor
a pack of cards, nor a novel, nor a vulgar book
of love and murder, nor a tale of adventures,
that makes a man or has anything to do with
making a man. Farmers' boys ought to keep
clear of all these idle, foolish things. They
should be employed with nobler objects. They
have yet to be men of the clear grit, honest, in
telligent, industrious, ambitious men, who shall
love their country and their kind. With the
means they possess how easy for them to be in
fact the first class men. They have land and
stock and tools; they have health and time and
mind- they have schools and churches and pa
pers • 'they have books and perseverance and the
heart and hand for work. More than this they
need not. Let them awake and work and read
and study. It is not all work, nor yet all study,
that will make them men of the right stamp.—
They must work intelligently and study with an
earnest purpose of being benefited, and then they
will become whit they ought to be, the real
men of the world."
Remedy fob Decayed Teeth.—An exchange
gives the following ; Mix chalk, powdered fine,
with enough salt to give it a decided saline taste.
Use once or twice a day as a tooth powder, with
no water, but applied with a tolerably stiff
A lady well advanced in maidenhood, at her
marriage requested the ohoir to sing the hymn
"This is the way I long have sought,
And mourned because I found it not."
Women love to find in men a difficult combi
nation—a gentleness which will invariably yield,
with a force which will invariably protect.
There was once a man so intensely polite, that
if he passed a hen on her nest, he would be sure
to say: "Don't rise, ma'am!"
The Ship of State.
BY BJV. WILLIAM P. LUNT.
Break up the Union of these States, because
there are acknowledged eyils in our system ?—
Is it so easy a matter, then, to make everything
in the actual world conform exactly to the ideal
pattern we have conceived, in our minds, of ab
solute right? Suppose the fatal blow were
struck, and the bonds which fasten together
these States were severed, would the evils and
mischiefs that would be experienced by those
who are actually members of this vast Republi
can Community be all that would ensue ? Cer
tainly not. We are connected with the several
Nations and Races of the world as no other
People has ever been connected. We have
opened onr doors, and invited emigration to our
soil from all lands. Our invitation has been
accepted. Thousands have come at our bidding.
Thousands more are on the way. Other thou
sands still are staandiog a-tiptoe on the shores
of the Old World, eager to find a passage to tbe
land where bread may be had for labor, and
where man is treated as man. In our political
family almost all Nations are represented. The
several varieties of the race are here subjected
to a social fusion, out of which Providence de
signs to form a "new man."
We are in this way teaching the world a great
lesson—namely, that men of different languages,
habits, manners and creeds, can live together,
and vote together, and, if not pray and worship
together, yet in near vicinity, and do all in
peace, and be, for certain purposes at least, one
People. And is not this lesson of some value to
the world, especially if we can teach it not by
theory merely, but through a successful example ?
Has not this lesson, thus conveyed, some con
nection with the world's progress towards that
far-off period to which the human mind looks
for the fulfilment of its vision of a perpect social
state? It may safely be asserted that this
Union could not be dissolved without disarrang
ing and convulsing every part of the globe.—
Not in the indulgence of a vain confidence did
oar fathers build the Ship of State, and launch
it upon the waters. We will exclaim, in the
noble words of one of our poets:
"Thou, too, sail on, 0 Ship of State!
Sail ou, 0 Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all tbe hopes of future yesrs,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate !
We know what Master laid thy keel,
What Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel,
Who made each mast, and sail, and rope,
What anvils rang, what hammers beat,
In what a forge and what a heat
Were shaped, the aqchpjrj of thy hope!
Fear not each sudden sound and shoek —
'Tis ot the wave and not the rock;
'Tis bat the Hopping of tbe sail,
And not a rent made by the gale !
In spite of rock and tempest roar.
In spite of false lights on" the shore,
Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!
Our hearts, onr hopes, jsre all with thee.
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears,
Are all with thee—are all with thee !"
*H. W. Longfellow.
A happy woman! is she Dot the very sparkle
and sunshine of life I A woman who is happy
because she can't help it—whose smiles even
the coldest sprinkling of misfortune cannot
dampen. Men make a terrible mistake when
they marry for beauty, or for talent, or for style;
the sweetest wives are those who possess the
magic secret of being happy under any and every
circumstance. Rich or poor, high or low, it
makes no difference; the bright little fountain
of joy babbles up just as musically in their
hearts. Do they live in a log oabin ? the fire
light that leaps up on its humble hearth becomes
brighter than the gilded chandeliers in an Alad
din palace! Do they eat brown bread and drink
cold water from the well? It aff.rds them more
solid satisfaction than the millionaire's pate de
foie gras and iced champagne. Nothing ever
goes wrong with them—no trouble is too serious
lor them ''to make the best of it." Was ever
the stream of calamity so dark and deep that
tbe sunlight of a happy face, falling across its
turbid tide, would not wake an answering gleam!
Why, then, joyous tempered people don't know
halt the good thoy do. No matter how oro9s
and crabbed you feel, Mr. Grumbler, no matter
if your brain is packed full of meditations on af
flicting dispensations, and your stomach witb
medicine?-, pills, and tonics, just set one of these
cherry little women talking to you, and we are
not atraid to wager anything she can cure you.
The long-drawn line about the mouth will relax
—the cloud of settled gloom will vanish nobody
knows when, and tbe first you know, you'll be
laughing! Why ? That is another thing; we
can no more tell you why, than we can tell you
why you smile involuntarily to listen lo the first
blue-bird of tbe season, among the maple-blos
soms, or to meet a knot of yellow-eyed dande
lions in the crack of a city pave stone. We only
know that it is so.
Ob, these happy women ! how often their
slender shoulders bear the weight of burdens
that would smite men to the ground ! llow of
ten their little bunds guide the ponderous ma
chinery of life with an almost invisible touch!—
How we look forward, through the weary day,
to their fireside smiles! how often their cheer
ful eyes see couleur de rose where we only be
hold thunder-charged clouds! No one knows,
no one ever will know, until the Day of Judg
ment, how much we owe to those helpful, hope
ful, uncomplaining women,
Thb Game of Euchre and Life— An Arkan
sas Father's Advice to his Son. —There is a gen
nine humor in the idea that an Arkansas man
finds tbe most natural expression, even of part
ing advice to his sod, in the language of the card
table, and the manner in which the terms of the
game of "euchre" are there fitted to the game of
life is ingenious:
"Bob, you are about leaving home for strange
parts. You're going to throw me out of the
game, and go it alone. The odds is against you.
Bob, but lemember always that industry and
perseverance are the winning cards; they are
the 'bowers.' Book laming and all that sort of
thing will do to fill up with, like small trumps,
but you must have the bowers to back 'em, else
they ain't worth shucks. If luck runs agin you
pretty strong, don't cave in and look like a sick
chicken on a rainy day, but hold your head up
and make 'em believe you're full ot trumps; they
won't play so hard agin you. I've lived and
traveled around some, Bob, and I've found out
that as soon as folks thought you held out a
weak hand, they'd back agin you strong. So,
when you're sorter weak, keep on a bold front,
but play cautious, be satisfied with a p'nt.—
Many's the hand I've seen euchered 'cause they
played for too much. Keep your eyes well
skinned, Bob; don't let 'em 'nig' on you ; recol
lect the game lays as much with tbe head as
with the hands. Be temperate; never get
drunk, for then no matter how good your hand,
you won't know how to play it; both bowers
and the ace won't save you, for there's sartin to
be a 'miss deal' or something wrong. And an
other thing, Bob, (this was spoken id a low
tone,) don't go too much on the women ; queens
is kinder poor cards; the more you have of them
the worse for you ; you might have three and
nary trump. I don't say discard 'em all; if you
get hold of one that's a trump, its all good, and
there's sartin to be one out of four. And above
all, be honest; never take a man's trick
wot don't belong to you; nor 'slip cards,' nor
'nig,' for then you can't look your man in the
face, and when that's the case there's no fun in
the game; it's a regular 'cut throat.' So now,
Bob, farewell, remember wot I tell you, and
you'll be sure to win, and if you don't, sarves
you right to get skunked!"
Sensible Queries. —The self examining socie
ty has proposed the following queries to all peo
ple about this financial period :
1. Does it cost anything to print a newspa
2. How long can a printer afford to furnish a
paper without pay ?
3. Do printers eat, drink, and wear clothing ?
4. If so, how do they get it ?
5. Do I owe for my paper ?
6. Is not this particular period a first rate lime
to pay up? !
Gen. Windfield Scott—A Personal Sketch.
One of the editors of the Springfield (Mass.)
Republican, while in New York a few days ago,
called upon Lieut. General Winfield Scott, whom
he photographs thus:
"General was writing as I entered, at a large
table spread with papers and military reports,
but laying aside his pen he greeted me with a
smile of welcome, and in such a simple, unosten
tatious manner as to annihilate all feelings of re
serve, and I was soon conversing with him, and
listening to his own conversation with freedom
and pleasure. Alluding, among others things, to
tbe battle of Niagara, commonly known as Lun
dy's Lane, he said : "I have some reason to re
member that battle, for that ball in my shoulder
crippled me badly. But a good physical system
and a sound constitution saved me. 'Asjyou see,'
he continued, 'I am unable to raise my left hand
to my head.' I now noticed for the first time
that bis left shoulder was a trifle lower than his
right, but the ball is not there, as has sometimes
been stated. It passed through the joint, and
to use the General's language, tor aught I know
killed some one behind me.'
"Inquiring as to his health, he remarked be
was conscious of no chctnge, but that his health
had always been, and was now excellent. In
speaking of West Point Academy, he said that
he should not advi?e any young man to enter
there after he was i 7 years ot age, sluce he
would not obtain an opportunity of raising his <
rank until somewhat advanced in life; yet so'
long as we are in need of an army we need also
"His office or business hours, I learned, are
from 9 till 12 a. _»., and from 2 till sp. m. In
his habits he is very regular, taking a pedes
trian tour on Broadway, or elsewhere, immedi
ately after breakfast, returning in time for the
morning's work. In stature, as every one
knows, be surpasses any man in. the "service,"
being six and one-half feet in height, and weigh
ing 260 pounds, and yet he has a physical sys
tem finely organized and closely knit together.
To aid in reading he uses glasses occasionally,
but ordinarily requires none. His eyes and
complexion are exceedingly bright and clear, and
although seventy-four winters Lave served to
thin and whiten his once auburn hair, yet they
have by no means rendered him wholly bald.
"An hour slipped away unconsciously to me,
and I bade him good morning, with a deep re
gret that I could stay no longer, yet profoundly
impressed with the belief that he is in many
respects the representative man of the age.
"To the superficial observer, the glare of his
military reputation has thrown far into the
shade many of his most noble traits of charac
ter, and it cannot be denied that he has done
more to raise the standard of morality in the
army than all the chieftains who have preceded
him. His brightest laurels have not been won
by masterly efforts in warfare ; the guardian an
gel of this Union binds upon his brow a more
enduring cbaplet, and inscribes in golden letters
the word "Pacificator," for it is in that charac
ter that he has rendered the Union the most
"The amicable adjustment which he effected
of the Maine bonndary question, the settlement
oftiie difficulties on tbe Niagara frontier, his
peaceful quiet removal of the Oherokees beyond
the Mississippi, and later yet, his recent success
ful mission to our Western borders, entitle him
to onr deepest gratitude and lasting homage.—
And though there may be those who are now
envious of his fame, it is satisfactory to reflect
that when be has gone, the American people
will recognize his great virtues, his public servi
ces, and his unswerving patriotism. The nation
will have lost a noble and exemplary citizen, tbe
united Republic one of it's strongest pillars, and
temperance one of its best practical advocates
and firmest supports.
If one has a young heart in his left breast
pocket and everything has gone right with him
ever since he can remember, and he sits in bis
arm chair, he may easily fancy himself young—
indeed, quite young—in fact, & juvenile. But it
will not do. He is old in spite of his heart, and
his arm chair, and his fancies.
It is a paiuful process, that of beginning to
find out what the world has known ever so long,
that one is growing old. How it shocks him
some day, as he is walking in the garden, to
hear the gardener talking to the cook about the
"old man," and the old man nobody in lite but
his own adorable self. Old man! And he
steps as spry as a cat, and discharges the unfor
tunate gardener, and is in too much of a passion
to give him a "character."
Then, again, "the grasshopper is a burden,"
for the little things trouble him as they never
did before, bnt he thinks little things have got
their growth since these old times. But this
don't quite satisfy him, and he muses over it,
and wonders why his shadow extends so far to
Some day he meets a stranger in the street;
he is booted like a trooper and bearded like a
pard; he looks him 'square' in the eye. He is
glad to see him ; wonders if he don't remember
him; declares that he is little Bill Stokes that
was, that he made basswood whistles for him
when he "kept" the old red school house at
Bogg's Corners; and there he is right before
him, man to man. There is no use denying it;
he cannot prove an alibi, and he falls ipto a
brown study as he thinks of it.
Then, again, there's something the matter with
his back, but lie always calls it a "crick," when
all the time it is the river Time that is playing
the mischief. He knows that it will not do for
him to sit near an open window as he used to
do, but it has latterly been a favorite idea with
him that tbe summers grow brief and the win
ters colder. And what work they make now
with the bakiog; such crusts of granite to them.
Not such as did his old mother bring out from
the old oven on the long-handled shovel, on
those long gone Saturdays, when he fancied gin
gerbread the daily fare of the angels.
By and by he begins to experience some diffi
culty in reading his old newspaper—something
with an L. or an XL. vol. in the corner of it,
that he never remembers that he has taken when
it was two Z's and an I.; but then he charges it
upon the type, and pronounces an anathema up
on nonpareil and minion when it is nothing but
He fancies, too, that the girls have changed,
when the change is nearer home, for the man is
growing old, and those same maidens are won
dering the while if he ever had a sweetheart, or
could possibly at any time been young enough
So this painful process of discovery progress
es, until, a prisoner, he keeps the old arm chair,
aud the old clock dial grows dim, and the old
clock bell sounds a great way off, and he dozes
in the open door, and loves to look at the setting
sun, and shares the children's toys, and talks
himself to sleep.
It is a summer evening; yellow light falls up
on the threshhold, and along the floor, and in
vests the old man's form with an old glory. He
sits in the dwelling of his son's son ; his head
reclines upon his breast. Light steps steal soft
ly around him, but he heais them not. A set
of little fingers are playiDg with his thin, white
hair, but he does not heed it. Two generations
call to him ; the second is strong and manly ; it
is "hither" they utter; the third is childlike and
gentle; it is "grandfather" they say. But he
returns no answer to either.
'The sun has set,' somebody says; 'the clock
has just run down,' cries another; 'the old man
is asleep,' whispers a third, and sure enough he
is, for the old man is dead.
Curiosity is a thing that makes us look over
other people's affairs, and overlook our own.—
Xenocrates, reprehending curiosity, said it is as
rude to intrude into another man's house with
your eyes as with your feet.
Miss Tucker says it is with old bachelors as
with old wood—it is hard to get them started ;
but when they do take flame, they burn prodig
"I think, wife, that you have a great many
ways of calling me a fool."
"I think, husband, that yon have a great ma
ny ways of being one."
[Published by Request J
There's no one to Mis* me at Home.
From the home of my childhood I've wandered,
Ah, wandered for many a day,
And friends like the summer dews fleeting
Are the most that I've met on my way.
And still on the wide world a ranger
Unheeded, uncared for I roam,
It matters not where my bark's driven
There's no one to miss me at home.
Yet oft when the twilight approaches,
My heart wanders back to the scene
Where often in childhood I sported
Aud gamboled with joy on the green.
Then my parents looked fondly upon me,
And called me with pleasure their own.
But, alas! how those joys have departed;
There's no one to miss me at home.
My home! where the hills of Virginia
Look up to the bright azure sky—
My home! where South River's bright waters
Were Bow'ng so trtnquflly by;
Hath now become the home of the stranger,
To me and mine all unknown;
And however long I may wander
There's no one to miss me at home.
My father and mother are sleeping
The sleep that awaiteth all;
O'er their dust angels vigils are keeping,
Awaiting the trumpet's last call.
My brothers and sisters are scattered,
I think of them oft as I roam;
But, though it_were joy beyond measure,
There's no one to miss me at home.
And oft with the gay when I mingle,
And music is sweet in its flow,
My heart is o'ershadowed with sadness,
With sorrows the world may know,
Yes, oft in the circle of pleasure
The words that most frequently come,
Awaken the s_d recollection,
There's no one to miss me at home.
But tbe home of the earth is but transient,
Then why should I languish or pine,
There's a prohiise of one that's more certain,
And surely that home may be mine.
My parents are but gone before me—
Ah, in this fond hope let me roam—
And when here my pilgrimage endeth,
In heaven they'll welcome me home.
Calling a Minister.
Squire Skinner, said Deacon Jones, you must
be aware that a meeting has been warned to de
cide on settling our candidate for the mioistry ;
and I called to inquire if he received your appro
I shall not vote for him, said Squire Skinner.
Do you not think him sound in doctrine?—
asked the Deacon.
Entirely orthodox, said the Squire; sound to
Is he not a good speaker ? asked Deacon
Never heard better, said the Squire.
Is, he not an agreeable man ? inquired Deacon
Perlectly so in most all respects, replied the
Surely you have heard nothing against his
moral character ? said the Deacon.
Not a lisp, replied the Squire.
Squire Skinner, said Deacon Jones, we ought
to bd frank in a matter of so much importance ;
if you have any real objections to the settlement
of Mr. Stebbins, I hope you will tell me what
Squire Skinuer took his Jong nine out of his
mouth, held it at some distance from him in hia
left hand, looked straight down the garden walk
with a great deal of earnestness, and replied :
"Deacon Jones, I will say to you ODce for all
that I will uever vote for a man to be settled
over this ancient parish wlu> toes in when hs
Deacon Jones rose to go. He saw the Squire's
back was up, and it was folly to argue witb him.
But the Deacon was a true Christian, and did
not wish to go without leaving a more agreeable
impression ou the Squire's mind, so he said in
the mildest manner possible—
"Squire Skinner, I hope you will attend the
meeting to-morrow night aDd hear what our
people have to say on the subject. Possibly
you may change your views. Your opinions
are entitled to much consideration. But lam
bound in all fairness to say Mr. Stebbins is so
popular with the people that I think there will
be a very large majority in his favor."
Squire Skinner rose in great excitement; his
face was flushed, his left hand held his long-nine,
and his right arm was raised like a pump-handle ;
he looked as much like a spread eagle as wm
possible for a man like him, when he exclaimed
with the eloquence of a Tom Stevenson—
"Deacon Samuel Jones, let me tell you, sir,
that if you are so demented as to elect a Pastor
of this ancient parish who toes in when he walks,
I—l—l for one, sir, will abandon the whole
A Pulpit Anecdote.—Some days since we
chanced to be in company with several eminent
divines, who were relating numerous amusing
anecdotes of tbe pulpit. Among others, the
following struck our fancy as one deserving of
"I was," said the reverend gentleman, "at
tending divine service in Norfolk, several years
ago, during a season of some excitement.—
While the officiating clergyman was in the
midst ot a most interesting discussion, an old la
dy among the congregation arose, clapped her
hands, and exclaimed:
"Merciful father, if I had one more feather in
my wing of faith I would fly off to glory."
The worthy gentlemau thus interrupted, im
"Good Lord, stick it in, and let her go ; she's
but a trouble here!"
That quieted the old lady.
Physicians say that Davis' Pain Killer is one
of those nice little articles which is calculated
to relieve an immense amount ot suffering inci
dent to human life. Its action on the system is
many times like magic—so instantaneous—the
pain is gone at once. Sold by all dealers* in
Home Took, being asked by George the Third
whether be played at cards, replied : "No, your
Majesty ; the fact is, I cannot tell a king from a
Mrs. Partiogton wants to know if it were not
intended that women should drive their hus
bands, why are they put through the bridle cer
Dobb9 thinks that instead of giving credit to
whom credit is due, the cash had better be paid.
Dobbs should not be impertinent.
Jeremiah was telling how much he liked
calves' heads for dinner, when the mistress ex
claimed, "0, you cannibal!"
When minds are not in unison, the words of
love itself are but the rattling of the chain that
tells the victim he is bound.
Like the ocean, Love embraces the earth ; and
by Love, as by the ocean, whatever is sordid and
unsound, is borne away.
A little boy being asked "What is the chief
end of man ?" answered, "The end what's got
the head on."
Tall Talk. —Tall gentlemen are always suc
cessful, because the ladies are all in favor of
It is better to be of the number of those who
need relief, than those who want heart to give it.
A Steono Gbnbral.—He must be a strong
general who can storm and carry a fortress.
Ladies, please be sweet, but don't be too form
al. Be roses, but don't be prim roses.
The sincere gratitude of one, overpays us for
the ingratitude of twenty.