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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA JANUARY 25, I860.
Published by Theodore Schochi
TERi3-Tvvo dollars a year in advanrc-and if no
aid 1 before the end of the yens, to dollars and fitfy
L :n i I .1
No n, ? disntinued until ; all arreaiagcs arc paid,
kiertion cents. Longer ones in propoition.
bV ALL KINDS,
Bxecstei ik tHfe highest style of the Arl.andonthe
most lcason-ible terms.
i v n i nvortmr Wim
tat the option ol inc liuuor. ...
U vrruselnenis of one square of (eight lines) or
i'lscrlions Si au. earn auumonai
BB'" ' " . i Draw up tlie reins ere 'tis too lale
self, one day, felt a suddc pain, and fearing ; To ghun he evg whj(jh awajtj
lhat his internal machinery had been thrown j When your own offspring may declare,
out of gear, sent for a negro on his plantation j 'Twas you allowed the fatal snare.
Who made some pretension lo medical skill, -
to prescribe for him. The negro having in-; Parents, I have some rough truths to
vestigated the case, prepared and administer- throw at you and I atn goiug to throw
ed a dose to his patient with the utmost con-' them fearlessly. You have more helps
fidence of a speedy cure. No relief being, to bring your children up wisely than ev
experienced, however, the gentleman sent er parents had before, and yet you have
for a physician, who on arriving, inquired of tiie wort children that evr lived, and it
the negro what medicine he had administer-
ed to his muster. Bob promptly responded,
"Rosin and alum, sir!" "What did you give
them for !" continued the doctor. "Why,"
replied Bob, "de alum lo draw dc parts
togeder, and de rosin to sodder urn,
patient eventually rccovcicd.
Pray, sir," said a judge, angrily, toaj
blunt old Quaker from whom no direct an-
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we sit here for? 1 e.-, enl, 1 do, saitl tnc
r.i- .ii.n.onfvnii fnr fnnr dollars each
day, tnd :he fat one in Ih
le middle for four
thcuiRand n vear.
Win. Milnes, Esq., an enterprising Penn-
Rvlvanian. ml a citzen of Columbia county, '
has purchased fifty-nine thousand acres of land j
in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., on which are
three furnaces and a forge. It is his design j
to put them into operation immediately.
preacher, after an eloquent,
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charity st rmcn,
efr.Hl fi-fm the svmnathv dtsplaved in you
! " r TM.o!(rave me this
countenances, inai. cumuui juu ..-(
loo much. I caution vou therefore, tlut you I
..i,.,i.j i. ;.,cf i,nfnrnn nrp fron.-rnns : nd .
wish vou to understand that I desire no one
who cannot pay his debts to put anything in
the plate." The collection was large,
According to governor Andrew's mes
sage delivered to the Massachusetts Legisla
ture, on the tlrrd instant, the war expendi
tures of that State, including the liabilties
incurred by cities and towns for bounties
and other military purposes, amount to about
fifty-six millions of dollars.
A stepmother in Marengo, New York, lately
crowned a long scries of shocking abuses
perpetrated upon a boy six years old, by
locking him in the house abtenlinjr herself
for three days. When she returned, with
her husband, the boy was dead, The neigh
bors went ifl and 'found the little creature
lying on bis heap of rags, nearly naked and
frozen quite stiff
Three venerable ladies still survive
who were of the choir of young ladies that,
dressed in white, greeted Washington as
he entered Trenton in 1789, on his way
to a5sume the Presidency, and who strew
ed his pathway with flowers. One yet
lives. in Trenton, another is the mother of
the'Hbn'. Mr. Chesnut, formerly Senator
from South Carolina, and the third, Mrs.
Sarah Hand, resides iu Capo May coun
ty, N. J.
The Gettysburgh National Bank last week
declared an extra dividend of 50 per cent,
free of Government tax. Since May last, a
period less than eight months the bank has
declared dividends to the amount of G8 per
cent. We rather wish we had few shares
in that institution.
I always advise short sermons, cspeshily
on a hot Sunday. If a minster kant strike
ile boring 40 minnets, he haz either got a
poor gimblet, or else he iz a boreing in the
rong plasc. Billings.
A judge said to a toper on trial for drun
kenness, "Prisoner, you have heard the com
plant for habitual drunkenness; what have
you to say in your defense !" "Nothing please j
your nonor, out naouuai umou
A London hair-dresser has been con
victed of enticing young girls into his
shop and forcibly cutting off their natu
ral tresses. That was the way he took to
keep his stock of false hair supplied.
A strong effort will be made during the
session of the present Congress to repeal the
present tax on the incomes of individuals.
ii you r-;- - i
hen upon her nest' you
may expect the hatch-,
ing of a large brood.
It is estimated that thirty tons of white
paper are used daily in the manufacture
of paper collars.
A railroad track has been laid across
the Missouri River on the ice at Atchi -
ton, and trains cross regularly.
.For JVte Jeffcrsonian.
Mr. WHACKHAMHER'S LECTUEES.
DRAW UP THE REINS.
Draw up the reins, there's danger near
Which you might see with vision clear
If your affection did not rule
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' w er iiuigineni in ine parents ecuoui.
jg yQur Qwn faujt Ag ther(J is more jigj)t
in the world than ever before, so there is
ruorc necessity than ever before for pa
rents to look well to the guidance of their
children. Unless closely watched and
guarded they will be following false lights
that will overthrow parental authority :
and lead to ruin. iow I contend that
parents who do their tchohi duty to their
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UO UIIUCUllV iu uuuius; IWIUUH DUU iwi"-
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OUble IS m their ;
loving them so well that they cau t bear .
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to cross me ciiuurcu a vm. jll ia inuu ,
tender indulsreuce which docs the evil ,
work. It is so painful to deny the child
i.:. rnt;fwinn that n.irenta would rath- !
danszer in the future than denial
. , A the narent'a dutv ;s
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fuller aud broader now so too opportuni
ties for children to get on the wrong track
iro crrnntK- ni ill f! nllPil ?n fllPRP. later fl.'lVS.
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Children are smarter now for good or bad,
-Mrs W hackhammer
When it is for bad
the result f that precocity is a specimen
known as Youiiir America. This is a ,
sort of America for which 1 have no par-
ticular preference. When I hear him
you can always hear him before he is vis-
ible to the
eye I always think of parcn-
tal negligence and mourn the consequence. ; aoefl - years aud IU mouths.
These Americas, instead of being the!. The Advertiser remarks upon the a-
, Dove as follows :
most hopeful and promising, lor they j Tho circumstauces of tlia case make it
have aptitude and wide-awakeness have , oae of sad and peculiar interest. It not
had the reins thrown loose to them aud j uufr'equeutly happens lhat a bride or
they go it with rapid speed dowu the : S.rooiu .S00Q after the performance of that
. . Ca . , , rite which knits the dearest and holiest
broad way. A cry often parents look on , . , . , , . , .
J J 1 I ol bonds, is suddenly taken away in the
this state of things and smile complacent- J ulWst of heaith an,j a rjew.fou,)(i 1!ipi,i.
ly and even call the attention of their . ness. Then the afilietiou is, indeed, ter-
friends to the smartness (?) of their uprc-
cocious" children 1 Such parents fur-!
nii-h candidates for the house of correc
tion, to begin with, and afterwards to
those stone hotels which are provided by
the different States. Parents used to ex
ercise authority and influence over their
children, at least till they were twenty-one j
years of age, but now, by driving with ,
loose reins, this restraint irrows less and !
iless from ten to fourteen when it is eu-
tirely lost. After that time the Slate
must deal with the young rascals ! Now
isn't this a "lecth" too bad ? And is it
not a little expensive and troublesome on
the whole ? If parents use any rod at all
it is the one patented since Solomon's,
and is called moral suasion, but I tell you
Solomon's is the best. It is all right to
lecture the young wilful on the moral law
and all that sort of disagreeable thing to
him but remember it has to be hacktd
with tcood or leather or it is all sounding
brass to him. He has a will and he'will
keep it, unless you declare martial law
and use sterner measures. The habeas
corpus is yours though democrats have
declared it arbitrary during a rebellion.
When Johnny first began to run on his
little pins he used to ask you what he
might do and what he might not. He
very soon found out he might do what
you forbid without any particular discom
fort to his little self and thus you kept
be reing and he k t takiu
them in until at ten or twelve years ne
begins to consider that it is your place to
ask him whatou may or may not do !
You didn't mean to pass the reins over
in this manner but you were not watch
ful and he was and so he has outgener
aled you. He is a little strategist and
jcaew tiat iie way to gain a battle is
to hold on to every advantage. Johnny
lm wnq nhristeued John, but that
rouh and old fashioned Johnny is four
- anA i, Jne8 instas he
J"-"'0 Wi " '
pleases, lie can run me atresia, uo uuu
niglits, keep any kind of company ana
he finds the worst to be found, without a
doubt, and the next thing is aumuss" and
'johnny is in trouble, perhaps so deep in
! trouble that the state's attorney takes im-
of him and deDjes him the
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t privilege 01 goiug uum
ny's parents more than I do him. Your
over-indulgence was wicked aud you are
puuished, as you ought to be.
Jennie her name was Jane Jennie
Tilnrprl nVimif. iha snmp tramp, ns .Tnhnnv.
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She is fifteen years old, is posted in fash-
ion, talks of nothing but style, is dressed
like a queen, plays all the time, with her
mother for her servant ! Poor dear ten -
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der Jennie, don t go out after that last
new hat, waiting you at the milliners,
your mother will go for it. You stay in
the house, with your shawl on, and she
will go out withou
out shawl or overshoes.
She can stand it !
10 a person or com-
mon seuse such a picture is disgusting,
What the mischief, mother, are you go -
inir to do with that eirl ? There is noth-
ing the matter with her, only you have
not qiven her enough of broom-corn and
Youhnd that exercise, in youn
early days, and that is the reason you are 1 dividual, waited on the President to beg
alive and kicking to-day. Why don't; kim t0 remov,e hiim- But Mr- Lincoln
, ... . , j .,, , .. saw that he had the right man in the
you drill your girls as you were drilled rigllt pIoco. Mr. Stanton remained in-
Jennie is on your hands, a helpless thing, ' different to the popular clamor. lie had
and I pity the man who volunteers to his own plans, aud was determined to ex
take her on his own hands! ITe will eeute them. A few friends continued
find she has not had the training necessa-
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there is trouble ahead, and it will
iifln;m?r vnn hp ii thp. reins ton Innselv.
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--ue risiug guiierauuu ia uii iuu uupu we
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"ave, r cuuiuu auu swiu, iu iB iuiui,
Ktif T fnr n flfxrnnpr.itinf frpriflrntinn.
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l'arents, tue iauit is yours anu in your
hands the remedy. Look at the danger,
tremble and reform
I've done my duty, yours is plain ;
Do it and all is well again,
If net on you and yours the pain.
Somewhere Jan. 22, 1866.
Marriage and Death.
The Newark Advertiser of the 12th
inst., contains the following announce
Married. In Newark, on the 10th
by llev. L. R. Dunu, Frank II.
(Jannon, ol Bridgeport, Uonu.
Died. At Newark, on the 11th inst.,
II. McGoldrick, of iMorristotrn,
n&le to the bereaved, oecause unanticipa
ted. But in the present instance, the
young man having returned recently from
the army, was confined to his bed from a
disease contracted iu the service. Bay
by day he sank visibly, and it wa3 evi
dent that his end was not far distant.
1 In this extremity his affianced asked that
the marriage ceremony might be no Ion
ger delayed, in order that she might be
his bride though but for a few short
hours that for a life-time she might en
joy the niournful privilege of being the
widow of one who had so bravely served
his country. Under these circumstances
the marriage was consummated ; aud so
it conies to pass that between the wed
ding and the burial there lies but the
breadth of a single day.
Insane Asylum Outrage.
Another case of conjugal and insane
ry to make a happy home. 1 tell youof sli htegt 8Uspicion of speculation
asylum oppression and outrage has justj jiave DeerJ due to accident, to the jealousy
come to light in New York. A raan of j0f Kur0pean Powers of one another, and
some standing iu me communicy, au in
veterate politician, sonic twelve years ago
married an estimable young lady, the
daughter of a worthy old gentlemen worth
some 850,000 or $60,000. Her father
died leaving her his whole property, her
mother being dead. In order to get hold, tjlc u,idst pf the most perilous and con
of this her husband procured a doctor J flicting questions, with constantly occur
and two policemen to make affidavits that riu? provocations and unwise acts of sub
she was demented aud unfit to take caro , ordTnates, no opportunity or temptation
of herself. The husband was, iudeed, by wa9 offered by our Government for for
his shameless profligacies and brutal op- fi;,,n interference, and not a break of
pression fast driving her to distraction.
He tore her from her only child and con-
fined her in the Blooming dale , Asylum
lor two years, one escaped six monins
n . CM. J .t-
aero, and with her son, started lor her
ly relatives, in Toronto. She was track-
ed thither, and fled to Buffalo, thence to
(llp.velaud. where she took service in the'
family of a physician. She had been'
there four months, giving not the slight-
est suspicion of insanity, when, in the ,
absence of the physician, she was seizod j
and carried back to Bloomingdale. It is
expected that her friends will move the ,
matter to a trial. She is a devout Cath-'
olio, and bv this means was in some way
discovered. It is said that there are be- e mjt now ue plunged in war with . vasfc numbers ot mosquitoes, nouse-tlies,
twecn thirty and forty women in the half the world. j-and other flying insects, if there be any,
Bloomingdale Asylum, who have been Mr. Seward's name will go down not just asJ a few toa'ds in a room will rid it
placed there by relatives who wants their I ag 0'f a man who couid wetl forecast tho of bed-bugs, cock-roaches, and other, aim
property. "All that is necessary to con- whoie stru.rTle 0r who fully understood lar vermiu. Therefore, never injure or
fine a woman," says one of the New York its bearing but as of a prudent and self- destroy these light and airy creatures.
papers, "is the opinion in writting of a containedstatcsman, who never let pres- They do g00tl. and not harm- They arc
physician, and we have men of that title ent effectand popularity-turn him from your friends, and not your crfctnies. 'Ihe
here, who for a small fee would give any wiat he believed would be for the per- , ce-winged flies generally arc beneficial.
opinion, or practice any fraud or crime." manent benefit of the country. Both of
Boston Traveller. 'these leaders iu our civil war show the A crusty old bachelor says that Adam's
'power of independence and persistence in wife was called Eve because, when she
There are 807,000 Indians in'the United a course conscientiously belie.ved right, appeared, man's day of happiness was
gt4leff- " t,J Jthough opposed to popular favor.' They drawing to a olose.
From the JV. Y Times.
The Era of Statesmen. Mr. Seward and
It is a happy circumstance hat we have
length reached a time in he history of
r uovernmeut in which statesmen and
organizers appear in public affairs, and
continue their course of duty despite
1 Te,'e WM n0 "be"er abused mon' in
the first two years of our war than Mr.
geward and Mr gtanton The acan(uis
that circulated against the Secretary of
War could not be numbered. He was
crazy J lje insulted all his friends; he was
a.D100Q, 1,1 rsc? iauicai a V"-
, piere : ne Knew notning or war or us or-
niorn fin tnow notbincy nF wnr nr its nr.
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rranization : he c'arried the nreiudicea of
political life into the service of his coun
j try ; he '-worshipped the negro," and vi
olatcd the freedom ot the whites by lm
prisoning contractors. No one could get
on with him ; he must leave his place or
the national cause be ruiued. Deputa-
tion after deputation, individual after in-
constant to him : and of two things no
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nnn n- t frnnf iirnil f nnincn linn rT q (
handling" some five huu-
Irirprl niillinnq n wnr- :md so
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L,nr .'nJlrpn,. tn iK hnnln
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from the war, the unfortunate slave. He
persevered in his office, and aimed at dis
tant effects, not present popularity at
duty, not applause.
The result has been a military admin
istration whieh will be the admiration of
all time for its organization, and to whose
wonderful efficiency the Republic almost
owes its salvation. Mr. Stanton has been
seen to accomplish what no military lea
der in Great Britain could accomplish in
the Crimean war with a much smaller
force aud under much fewer obstacles,
the perfect equipment, supply and trans
portation of great masses of men over vast
spaces. Napoleon himself, with two thirds
of Enrope to draw from, did not effect so
much, so speedily and with such perfect
organization of immense armies, as did
this Pcnusylvauia lawyer suddenly eleva
ted to the head of a powerful military
bureau. All men sec now his wonderful
capacities for his task.
His very faults aided him. His impa
tient energy subdued all obstacles; his
brusqueness was needed for meddlesome
intruders, and his arbitrary treatment of
dishonest contractors was the only thing
which checked the terrible and increas
ing disease of public corruption.
Mr. Seward again was the centre of
more abuse and scandal and attack than
any other man of the day, except Mr.
Lincoln himself. lie was negotiating
with the South ; he was iudiffcrent to
freedom ; he was truckling to Europe ; he
had no earnestness in the contest; he was
given up to intoxication, and had lost his
wits. If he continued to guide our for
eign relations; we should have all Europe
joining with the South.
The President was besought again and
again to remove him ; some of the most
prominent men of his own party opposed
themselves to him ; he was entreated to
resign, and many most patriotic citizens
believed him to be the source of all our
misfortunes. We do not propose to de
fend or excuse all Mr. Seward's sayings,
or every measure of his diplomacy. Some
of his proceedings toward European pow
ers we should have desired to have seen
otherwise ; but we submit now to all rea
sonable persons that, judging Mr. Sew
ard's foreign policy by its fruits, it has
been pre-eminently successful.
Possibly sbmcthing of its success may
to the revolutionary fire and prodigious
energy shown by our people. This may
be, and yet the result remains that in tho
great opportunity of many centuries for
our rivals and enemies in Europe to strike
a W(.:1keniiiLr -and damaffinir blow, in
friendly relations occurred with any Eu- j
nniwAr Tfon.h mcnlt h nnr !
pvidpnpp nf wise stntpsm.-irmhin we know 1
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a ui wise siaicauiauaiun, we a.uuvi (
t proof can be offered of it. By i
jans or other, England and France
presented with the chauco '
whichthey would sogladly have embraced
f ;(... a
make thc United States a second-rate
p0Wcr. It is true that some steps of Mr.
Seward's policy have been less bold and
jegg confident in the assertion of principle
tiKin we WOuld have preferred. Stilt the
reauit justifies his caution. If he had
yielded to clamor, or if Mr. Lincoln had
f h nlnno
proved that our politics have at length
become so earnest as to compel public
men, to leave the stage. The Pierce
and Buchanan era is over. The day of
,ar eff of Mti gQ
qq . t,
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lely for iuflu-
blustering, thoughtless and superficial j nothing of value in the house, or no
statesmanship is past at least with our , thieTes outside, this would not be need
, leaders. We may now expect independ-! ej . ijUt as tiiere are nrec;ous things with-
ent men in public places, even though
sometimes they are disagreeable to their
An awkward Mistake,'
a iarmer who uaa douiiih a can irora i
f i i . i i 1 , iff !
a butcher, desired him to drive it to his
form nml nlnno it ?n Vifa Rtnhlo u?b?ih hp.
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accordingly did. Now it hanDened that
very day that a man with a grinding or
gan and dancing bear, passing by that
way, began their antic3 in front of the
farm. After amusing the farmer's fami
ly for sometimes, the organ -man entered
the farm-house, and asked the farmer if
he could give him a night's lodging.
The farmer replied that he could give the
man lodging, but he was at a loss where
to put the bear. After musing a little
he determined to bring the calf inside
the house for that night, and place the !
bear in the stable all uight, which he did.
Now, the butcher, expecting the calf
would remain in the stable all night, re
solved to steal it before moruiug ; and
the farmer and his guest were in the night
awakened by a fearful yelling from the
Both got up, and taking a lantern, en
tered the stable ; when the farmer found
to hig surprise, the butcher of whom he
had bought the calf, in the grasp of the
.bear, which was hugging him tremen
dously, for he could not bite, being muz
zled. The farmer instantly understood
the state of the case, and briefly mention
ed the circumstances to the owner of
Bruin, who, to punish the butcher for his
theft, called out to the bear : "Hug him,
Tommy," which the bear did in real
earnest, the butcher roaring most hide
ously the whole time. After they
thought he had suffered enough, they set
him free, and the butcher slunk off glad
to escape with his life; while the farmer
and his guest returned to their beds.
A Strange Wedding. .
The St. Louis Democrat says that a few
days ago Charles Moritz, a returned sold- .
ier, being anxious to marry and settle ;
down, offered an acquaintance $50 pro- 1
vided he procured him a person of whom
he might make a wife. The bargain was
struck and Moritz's friend and a few oth
ers determined to work a. practical joke
on the bachelor. They had a boy dressed
up in a woman's clothing, introduced to
Moritz, who was pleased with the look ol
the bargain, and arrangements being
made to that end, a confederate joker
married' the pair and. received $5 from
the happy bridegroom for tying the knot.
Moritz also paid over S70 for the wed
ding supper and gave his bride a hand
some present in uiouey. The sudden
a sister called the bride away
from the wedding feast
iUit u'v iuur
itz set out to hunt her up, when he was
told the whole affair was a farce. He
did not regard the matter in that light,
however, and the parties to it are now in .
jau lor trial on a cnarge or swinaung,
Auction Bids Hot' Binding.
In the Supreme Court of the United
States last week, Justice Clifford deliver
ed the opinion in the case of au appeal
from the District Court of Wisconsin, in
which the Milwaukee and Chicago Rail-
road Company was the respondent. It
appears that certain mortgaged premises
werc Eeveral times offered for sale but
were not sold", and that the appellant
claimed possession on the ground that he
was the highest bidder. Rut the Su
preme binding obligations until the con
sent of both parties is given ; in other
words, there must be a mutual under
standing to a definite agreement. As
the anctioneer may refuse to strike off the
property to the highest bidder, so a bid
may be withdrawn before the hammer
A Plea for Insects.
Every one is more or less familiar with
what are commonly called Devil's Darn
ing Needles. There are many species of
t,iein to" be lomul, some ot them verj
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beautiful in color, and graceful in flight
They are all voracious, and occupy the
place among insects that hawks
eagles' do' among birds, hvt formidable
as thev arc among the minute beings that
annoy aud encroach upon the interests of
mankind, they are perfectly harmless to
man himself. They eat mosquitoes by
the million. They are, in fact, nil use
fill, destroying a vast number of gnats
and other troublesome and destructive in
sects. If you shut up a dragon fly for a
short time in the house, he will destroy
Mind The Door.
ever observe how
street door is ? how thick the wood is ?
how heavy the chain is ? what large bolts'
it has. nnd whnt n loek ? Tf thp.rp. w.ia
j a anj uien without, there is need"
that the door be stronsr. and we must
mind the door.
We have a house. Our heart and mind
is that house. Bad things are forever
trying to come in and go out of oIr mind
d heart. I will describe seme ot thess
bad things to you.
Who is at that door? Ah! T L-nnw
him : it is Auger. What a frown there
ia on his face ! how his lips quiver I how
fierce he looks ! I wilt hold the door,
and not let him in, or he will do me harm
and perhaps some one else.
Who is that ? It is Pride. How
haughty he seems ! he looks down on ev
ery thing as if it were too mean for his
notice. Ah ! wicked Pridd" I I will hold
the door fast, and try to keep him out.
Here is some one else. I am sure,
from his sour look, his name is Ill-temper.
It will never do to let him in, for
if he can only sit down in the house, ho"
makes every one unhappy, aud it will be
hard to get him out again. No, sir ; we
shall not let you in, so you may go away.
Who is this ? It mudt be Vanity, with
his flaunting stmt, and gay clothes. Ha
is never so well pleased as when he has a
fine dresa to wear, and is admired. You
will not come in, my fine fellow ; we have
j tea much to do to attend to such folks as1
i you. Mind the door I
Here comes a stranger. By his sleepy
loos and slow pace 1 think I know him.
It is Sloth. He would like nothing bet
ter than to live in my house, sleep or
yawn the hour3 away, and bring me to'
rags and ruin. No, no, you idle drone;
work is pleasure, and I have much to do.
Go away, you shall not come in I
But who is this ? What a sweet mile!
what a kind face I She looks like an an
gel. It is Love. How happy she will
make us if we ask her in 1 Come in : we
must open the door for you.
Others are coming. Good and bad are
! crowding up. Oh ! if men kept the door'
of their heart shut, bad thoughts and bad
words would jiot come in aud go out as
they do. Welcome to all things good-r
war with all things bad. We rnirs'E mark:
well who comes in ; we must be watch
ful and in earnest. Keep the guard !
Mind the door! mind the door! "Keep
thy heart with all diligence ! for oat of it
are the issues of life."
And would you know how to keen it ?
Let Jesus in, and he will give you daily
and hourly of his bpint. "Behold, he
says, "I stand at the door and knock ; if
any man hear my voice, aud open the
door, I will come in to him, and wtll sup
with him, and bitn with me." Band of
Maior Ouattlebmn. of Clpnrrr:,n han rn-
plied for a pard0n. He "rests his base"'
. on the fact that by serving four years in
the Confederate army as rebel wether of
a flock of g'rillors he "helped bring the
thing to a head and extinguished slavery."
"If we hadn't fit about it." says the
Major, "the damned thing would have?
been the' still."
"How many rods make an acre ?" x
father asked of his son, a fast urchin, 33
he came home one night from the town
school. "Well, I don't kuow. irovernor."
a3 the f.th,e Jou? hopeful, "but
l guess you u tntnk oue rod made an a
ere, if you'd got such a tanning as I did
from old yiuegar face this afternoon."
A thoughtless woman at Harrisburg,
to perpetrate a joke on an acquaintance,
informed her, while the tatter's husband
was away, that he had been killed by a;
railroad accideut. She was so shocked
that she fainted, and two or three daja
A little girl in school, being asked?
what a cataract or waterfall was, replied
that it was hair flowing over something
she didn't know what.
"The tailor makes the man !" emphati
cally declared a village philosopher.
"No, Sir," replied a by-sUnder, "it is
dress that makes the man." "Then what
does the tailor make V "Well, pcrhapsy
from tcu to fifteen dollars profit on &
One of the largest slaveholders in South
ern Kentucky has gone mad on account
of the liberation of his slaves, and is now
an inmate of the lunatic asylum at Hop
kinsville, Ky. He owneti over two hun
dred negroes, and had accumulated by
their labor a large fortune. He was prob
ably worth one hundred thousand dollars,
iudepeudeut of his slaves'.
Tho number of postage stamps made
by the National Batik Note Compa
ny the past year, was about four hund
red millions. The number of three cent
stamps used is about ono million a day
The cost of printing, perforating, gun
mjng and packing the stamps, is 12 cents'
The proprietor of a distillery in Newi
ark, N. J., tumbled into a vat reeeutly;
and was boiled to death. w