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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. XII. WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 15, 1876. No. 46.
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EVFMAY WE~DSESDAY 310MINGs
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BE HAPPY AS YOU CANi.
This life is not all suntzhine;
Nor is it yet all flowers,
But storms abid calms alternate,
As thorns among the flowers.
Aud while we seek the roses,
The thorns fullI oft we scan,
Still let us, though they wound ug,
Be happy as we mun.
This life has heavy crosses
As well as joys to share,
And giefs stnd disappointments
Which you and I must bear.
Yet, it' misfortune's lava
Entombs hope's dearest plan,
Let us, with what is left us,
Be happy as we can.
The sum of our enjoyment
Is made of little thiDgs,
As oft the broadest rivers
Are formed from smallest spriings.
By treasuring small waters
The rivers reach their span
So incr"u.ae our pleasures
Enjoying what we can.
There may be barning deserts
Through which our feet must go,
But there are green oases
hand. I could see the rain com
ing; faster and faster it came ; it
was soon at the house. Oh, how
it did rain !
On each side of our yard was a
brook, pretty and peaceful in pleas
ant weather, but a very little rain
transformed them both into raging
As I stood at the window I saw
first one bridge, and then the oth
er, swept off. I knew now that I
must stay alone all night ; it would
be impossible for my brothers and
sisters to get home.
Travelers, or, as Sally called
thema, "trampers," often stopped at
our house over night, as there was
no public house near. To my hor
ror, I now saw one of them coming
across the fields. Should I hide ?
No, that was not to be thougbt of.
Without stopping to knock, the
great rough man walked in.
"Can I stay here all night ?"
I daxed not refuse him, so, as
firmly as I could, answered:
He seemed surprised at seeing
no one but myself, and questioned
me much. I told him my brother
was up stairs writing; that we two
were alone. That was the first
thing that entered my head to tell
him. Such a villainous count.e
nance that man hadI
His hair was cut close to his head,
leaving his huge ears in bold relief.
Wicked looking eyes, and a brutal
mouth, completed his general ex
pression of ferocity.
Bedtime came, and I directed
the man to a T ooM up stairs in the :
servants' department, not the "up t
stairs" where I had said my bro
Now that there was real danger,
I was calm and reasonable. I fast
ened the door that led up stairs
with my embroidery scissors, which
happened to be in my pocket, so as
to guard against surprise, and hur
riedly collecting our silverware,
carried it to mamma's room and z
hid it in the bed. No one would I
have supposed the bed had beeni
I was elated at my ingenuity.1
I then hunted up what jewels the
girls possessed, and placing them, ]
with what money I could find in a
box, I tied them in my pocket. Af
ter doing this, I stole down stairs
and removed my scissors from the
door. These scissors were counted
among my most valuable treasures.
I had had them many years, and
had no intention of losing them
I expected the man would only
wait till be thought, I and my ficti
tious brother were asleep, and
would then search the house fo~r
valuables, and finish by killing me.
Only one plan for escape that I
originated seemed feasible. I de
termined to wait till I heard my
lodger in the rooms below, and
then wrap myseLf in papa's shawl,
and jump out of the window. I
was not kept long in suspense ; the
peculiar squeak of the sitting-room
door warned me that it was time
to act. Quietly I raised the win
dow, and just as the steps ap
proached the stairs, I jumped to
the ground. Fortunately, there
was a bed of lilies directly beneath
the window, and they softened my
That there was danger of break
ing my neck I had not thought. I
was determined to escape.
It was as dark as Egypt, the rain
was pouring down in torrents, but
this was nothing in comparison
with the horror within the house.
Half a mile back of our house
lived a friend of papa's-Mr. Vin
cent. I resolved to go thiere. I
ran along, stumbling against fences
andl falling into ditches, thinking I
never knew such a long half mile.
Finally I reached the house, and
managed to tell my story. Several
young men happened to have been
delayed there by the storm, and,
headed by Henry Vincent, a young
man of some twenty-two years, they
prepared to capture my visitor.
I was too excited to remain at
Mr. Vincent's. I declared I would
go back home. They all tried to
persuade me not to do this except
Henry Vincent, who said "such a
little heroine should do as she
pleased." With my hand tightly
clasped ia Henry's, we started.
When we came within sight of
ur house, we saw a light gittin
from room to room, and a few
words of boisterous song floated to1
as on the breeze. Silently my
Friends surrounded the house, guar
1ing every avenne of escape. Hen.
cy and I (I would not let him leave
ne for a moment) entered the
.ouse. We found the vagabond
earching papa's desk.
He had found several hundred
lollars that I had not seen, when
?reparing for flight. He started
o run when he saw us, but finding
nen and revolvers on all sides, he
r.as obliged to surrender.
He was safely bound, and then
Inestioned. It appeared he was a
ioted thief who had long bafflied
He said when he learned the
aouse was occupied by only two
ndividuals he was much elated.
Fe did not intend to proceed to
Lcts of violence, unless my brother
Lud I troubl-d him too muoh.
When he found the house deserted,
ie concluded I had not told him the
;ruth-that I was alone. Not find
ng me, he supposed I had hid,.
md he would not hunt for me.
Lifting me into his lap, Henry
Vincent called me the "bravest lit
le woman he ever knew." All the
)thers praised and flattered me, till
I began to think men were greater
:alkers than women. All that night
ye staid there, but before morning
[ was "raving like a madman.'
I'hree long weeks I remained un
When I became sensible, anxious
aces were bending over me. Papa,
namma, and all the folks were at
"What is the matter ?" I asked.
In a moment that dreadful day
ame to my remembrance.
"Oh, 1 know," said I, with a
It was a long, long time before I
-egained my strength.
Every person petted and praised
ne. I was the heroine of the neigh
orhood. Henry Vincent never
ired of descanting upon my brave
-y, and devoted himself to me in a
nanner that would have been very
Lggravating to his lady friends had
been a few years older.
My "lodger" was sent to prison
o meditate for some years.
BE.U. ENITORs AD T OTHE
rsD.-The Boston Post, in an ar
ie concerning the crowd of In
iana people under the name of
~ditors recently in Washington,
ays: Editors cannot spend a
~reat deal of their time in travel.
When they do they necessarily part
vith their profession. In point of
act the real journalist, or editor as
~ome insist, is personally about the
east known of all living individuals
who w"ield an equal amount of in
luence or perform an equal amount
>f work. .Thie preacher appears
weekly to the public in the sacred
lesk ; the physician visits his pa.
*ients daily and talks with them ;
he lawyer harangues juries and
leads with judges ; the journalit
done is unseen and popularly un
mown. He is content to see the
;ilent but effective operation of his
nfluence. It is his journal that
peaks for him. He would as soon
;hink of prancing about the coun
ry and exhibiting to the public in
1iferent cities as he would of stand
ng on the corners and hawking his
>wri sheet.. He wvould much sooner
:erform under Barnum at the Cen
ennial than perch himself in the
;allery of the United Stales Senate
or exhibition. He is not in the
abit of wearing a chalked hat,
leeping in free beds at hotels,
promising puffs for his rations, or
joining a traveling troupe of men
with flying hair or young women
with flowing feathers. His life is
>ne of work, and not of excursions.
When he goes forth to inhale the
rresh air and bask in the sunshine
>f the outer world, no one is a
reater stranger than he, and the
last subject you can induce him to
balk about is a newspap)er. This
roupe of Hoosier "editors" is a
party that has been organized to
see the country and feast on its
products without having to expend
a dollar. - It is the other kind of
dirs-the real editor-that ho
tels, railroad companies, Congress
and olitical managers would be
only too g!ad to entertain.
WHO NOT TO lfARRY.
In the ladies waiting-room, at
one of the depots in a flourishing
Western city, might have been seen,
recently, two women; one young
and handsome, the other old and
ugly. The various trains rushed
in and rolled out; the last passen
ger train for some hours had de
parted, but still there sat these two
The day faded into the night.
The lamps were lighted. The agent
went home, and the many laborers
went home. Minutes dragged slow
ly by and hours seemed to crawl.
The silence was unbroken in the
room. Every few moLaents would
the young woman look up at the
clock. Finally the old woman
broke the silence.
'Goin' away ?'
One remark led to another, until
they were chatting quite confiden
tially. The old woman said she
was going to 'Shicagey,' and told
many things. The young woman,
in turn, became communicative, and
said her lover was coming in on
the midnight train, and that she
was going with him to the next sta
tion to be married.
'Been engaged long '
'Your lover in business?'
'Well, I'm glad on it. Never
marry a railroader. Is he a sol
'Well, Im glad on it. Never
marry a soldier. Hotel-keeper V
'Well, I'm glad on it. Never
marry a hotel-keeper. Travlin'
'Well, I'm glad on it. Never
marry a travlin' man. Steamboat
'Well, I'm glad on it. Never
marry a steamboater. Dry-goods
'Well, T'm glad on it. Never
marry a counter jumper. Grocery
'Well, T'm glad on it. Never
marry a peanut vender.'
'Who would you marry ?' asked
bhe young woman.
'Well, my child, never marry a
rail-oader, for he is liable to get
killed most any time. Besides, he
das such a nice chance to flirt.'
'Never marry a military man, for
ie's liable to go to the war and get
shot. Besides, his gorgeous clothes
attract the attention of the women.
'hever marry a hotel keeper. My
arst husband was a hotel-keeper,
and fell through the elevator and
broke his darned skull. It riles me
when I think of Jhat man.
'Never marry a travelling man,
for he's always away from hum.
Nobody knows what these men are
up to when they're away from hum.
'Never marry a steamboater. My
second husband was a steamboat
captain, and got blowed into 4,
000,000 pieces, blast him. I always
git terrible mad when I think of
'Never marry a dry goodsh man.
Dyes in clothes is so injurious.
They nevE;r live half their days.
'Never marry a grocer. They
have such dirty hands. My third
husband was a grocer, and such
hands he'd have was 'nuf to sicken
a body. He was killed by a molas
ses barrel fallin' on him. When I
think of him I'm completely dis
'Never marry a carpenter. My
fourth husband was a carpenter,
and fell off a scaffold and was mash
ed into a jelly. May his soul sleep
'Never marry a machinist. My
fifth husband wa.s a machinist. I'll
never forget the day when he was
brought home on a board. I didn't
recognize him. A belt had come
off a pulley and .hit him plum in the
face, and spreacd his nose all over
his countenance. I promised him
on his dyin' bed. ithat Td never mar
Just then the train rolled in, and
the old lady asked:
'Child, what business is your lov
'Oh, mercy! You don't mean to
marry him. My sixth husband was
But the young woman had gone
to meet her lover.
INvNTION OF SusPENsIoN BRIDGES
BY THE CHNESE 1600 Ys AGo.
The most remarkable evidence of
the mechanical science and skill of
the Chinese at this early period is
to be found in their suspended
bridges, the invention of which is
assigned to the Han dynasty. Ac
cording to the concurrent testimony
of all their historical and geograph
ical writers. Shang-leang, the com
mander-in-chief of the army under
Kaou-tsoo, the first of the Hans,
undertook and completed the for
ma'Lion of roads through the moun
tainous province of Shen-se, to the
west of the capital. Hitherto its
lofty hills and deep valleys had ren
dered communication difficult and
circuitous. With a body of 100,000
laborers he cut passages over the
mountains, throwing the removed
soil into the valleys, and where this
was not sufficient to raise the road
to the required height he construct
ed bridges, which rested on pillars
or abutments. In other places he
conceived and accomplished the
daring project of suspending a
bridge from one mountain to ano
ther across a deep chasm. These
bridges, which are called by the
Chinese wr*ters, very appropriately,
'flying bridges,' and represented to
be numerous at the present day,
are sometimes so high that they
cannot be traversed without alarm.
One still existing in Shen-se stretch
es four hundred feet from mount
ain to mountain, over a chasm of
five hundred feet. Most of these
flying bridges are so wide that four
horsemen can ride on them abreast,
and balustrades are placed on each
side to protect travelers. It is by
no means improbable (as M. Pau
thier suggests,) that, as the mis
sionaries in China made known the
fact, more than a century and a
half ago, .that the Chinese had sus
pension bridges, and that many of
them were of iron, the hint may
have been taken fromn thence for
similar constructions by European
engineers.-ThornLton's History of
PREsENCE OF MxD.--'Dora' was
being enacted in a Western city
where the choice of actors is not
great, and Mary Morrison, on mak
ing her exit to bring on her little
Willie, of four years, was shocked
to find a lubberly boy of at least
fourteen, who must go on, as no
other was to be had. The Farmer
Allen of the play was no doubt equal
ly shocked to see Mary coming up
on the stage with a boy nearly as
big as herself. What was worse,
the audience began to titter. But
Farmer Allen was equal to the em
ergency, and instead of asking 'How
old are you, my little boy '?' said :
'How old are you. my strapping
fellow?t' probably hoping that the
boy would have the good sense to
give an age more suitable to his
size. The boy, however, with pain
ful fidelity to the book, and in a
sepulchral voice that made the an
swer all the more preposterous,
said: 'Four to five, grandpapa.'
'Forty-five!l' -exclaimed the other,
cheerfully ; 'you look it, my boy,
you look it !' There was a laugb
at the moment, but the play was
saved from shipwreck. It was told
of a famous tragedian that at the
close of an act in which he had been
the prominent character, a goose's
head was thrown upon the stage by
some one who had a spite against
him. The tragedian picked it up,
handed it to one of the others tc
take away, and said, with perfeci
nonchalance : 'The gentleman whc
has thrown his head upon the stage
can get it back at the close of the
As daylight can be seen through
very small holes, so little things il
lustrate a person's character.
Why are kisses like the Creation'
Because they are made of nothing
nd are very good.
BRAVE OLD SOLDIERS.
He was quite an old man, and he
had quite a bad limp, and he re
marked as he touched his hat, 'All
I want is money enough to get to
Savannah. I feel that I have not
long to live, and I want to be bu
ried in that nice cool graveyard
just outside of Savannah.'
The appeal didn't open a single
wallet. He was talking to three
men who had~ found a shady spot
under a grocery awning, and he
seemed a little disappointed. Pull
ing a new string, he remarked:
'Gentlemen, won't you do some
thing for an old soldier?'
'Were you a soldier in the last
war ?' asked one of the group.
'I was,' was the prompt reply.
'What branch of the service '
'The heavy artillery.'
I 'Where were you stationed?'
'Well,' slowly drawled the stran
ger, as if he hadn't expected such a
question, 'we were sometimes here
and sometimes there.. The fact
was, our artillery was so heavy that
we genecally kept it on a hill. The
Confederate Government didn't
seem to expect that us three or four
men were going to drag a big can
non all over the country, and whip
the Yankees to boot. Yes, I was
wounded in the left leg.'
'In what actionT' was asked.
'I never knew what they named
it; my business was to get up and
hump and knoc- thunder out of a
whole Union regiment- at once, and
you just bet I didn't have any time
to fool around and ask what they
were going to name the battle. I
went into the war to fight, and
didn't I just throw myself, though!'
'Did you throw yourself under a
wagon?' quietly asked one of the
'Sometimes I did and sometimes
I didn't. They used to let me fight
anyway to win. I've fit from under
a wagon and from the top of a tree,
and the boys used to call me the
'They must have seen you -claw
ing to the rear,' suggested another
of the trio.
'Very likely, gentlemen. Some
times I could fight better at the
rear, and I went back. Then I'd
change and fight on the flank, and
then I'd advance and mow 'em down
in front !'
'Where did you say you were
'In the leg--just above there.
The surgeon said three or four bul
lets hit me at once.'
'Be honest, now, old man, and
tell us if you didn't get that leg
hurt in a mill or around machinery?'
'Great God! do you doubt my
word ?' gasped the man starting
'We do !' they replied in a cho
He closely scanned each face, and
was indulging in gestures to show
how he deplored such conduct to
ward one who had fought bravely,
when one of them said:
'Come, now, speak the truth, and
we'll raise you thirty cents.'
The old man turned to go, halt
ed, hesitated, and then replied,
'I suppose, gentlemen, that I fell
off a building in Atlanta and hurt
my leg; but it happened so dunned
close after a .battle, that I could
never really tell whether the fall
or the fight hurt me the most.
Now, please pass your ten cents!'
A teacher in a Sunday school
was explaining to his class of boys
the meaning of 'Jacob's ladder,'
when one of the number, more in
quisitive than attentive, inquired :
'If the angels had wings what was
the need of a ladder for them ?'
This was a poser, and while he was
meditating a reply and unable to
answer, another boy exclaimed, 'I'll
bet 1 can tell what they used the
ladder for.' 'Out with it, then,'
said the teacher. 'Oh, I guess
they were molting.'
Plows deep while sluggards sleep
and you shall have grain to sell and
Malice sucks up the great part
of her own venom, and poisons her
Thank God that we know enough
to be ontent when we are well off!
FLUENCY IN CONVERSATION
We believe the fact is indispu
table that, in scores of instances,
individuals possessing intellectual
powers of the highest grade, and
who, while abstractedly occupied
in the discussion of any topic,
carry on the process of silent ra
tiocination with equal facility and
exactness, are no sooner subjected
to the ordeal of conversation or
"talk" (ae Dr. Johnson was wont
to call it), than, almost on the in
stant, they seem to part with
their self-possession, painfully be
traying in their disjointed and ob
scure remarks, the wide and la
mentable difference between mere
ly oral and meditative communi
cation. We can conceive of no
thing more annoying, to an indi
vidual conscious of possessing su
perior mental endowments-con
scious (as Goldsmith was for in
stance) that be could "argue best
in his closet"-than the mortifica
tion which is so apt to await an
individual of this description in
his colloquial intercourse or en
counters with men of much infe
rior mental endowments to his
own, but possessing much greater
presence of mind.
We cannot help the surmise,
that vanity exercises no inconsid
erable influence in bringing about
the very mortification we allude
to. Vanity, of course, begets a
constant, nay eager, desire to ex
cel; and not only to excel, but, by
means of a man's 'writings or con
versation (as the case may chance
to be), to elicit or draw forth the
flattering comments of readers
and listeners alike. Now conver
sation, next to authorship, consti
tutes the choicest arena possible
for intellectual display, it follows,
that to "shine in conversation,"
no matter who may constitute
your audience, is an achievement
quite as gratifying to one's vanity
as any other display. But alas,
and alackaday! among authors
who have earned immortality by
th eir writings (of course we make
an exception in the case of public
speakers whbo have become au
thors), how "few and far between"
have been those who could lay
claim to the merest distinction
(to say nothing of immortality)
on account of their conversational
ability. Johnson, we suppose,
was the g~reat exception-and
there have been, we rather think,
a few others, whose names will
probably occur to the reader with
out any mention on our part.
Now to talk of Johnson being
actuated by vanity in his deter
I intation to lead the conversation,
in whatever company be might
find himself, would, it appears to
us, involve a misnomer. Johnson
did not know what vanity really
was, although he defines it in his
dictionary. Downright arrogance,
be knew perfectly well the mean
ing of; and did not fail, on any oc
casion, or in any company, to
bring it to bear upon the indis
creet individual who migh tprove
rash enough to dispute his literary
Enough of the great lexicogra
pher, and now, by way of moral,
and as bearing upon the few de
sultory remarks we have above
indulged in, let us advise our
you nger readers (those. intellectu
ally given) to do battle against
vanity and self-conceit, as being
the bane of genuine merit when
ever the latter becomes subjected
to their sway.-Pen and Plow.
How TO GET RICH.-The way
to get credit is to be punctual;
the way to preserve it is not to
use it too much ; settle often
have short accounts.
Trust no man's appearances;
they are deceptive-perhaps as
sumed for the purpose of obtain
ing credit. Beware of gaudy ex
teriors ; rogues usually dress well.
The rich men are plain men.
Trust him, if any one, who car
ries but little on his back. Never
trust him who flies into a passion
on being dunned ; make him pay
quickly, if there be any virtue in
Be wvell satisfied before you
give a credit that those to wheo
you give it are safe to be trusted.
Sell your goods at a small advance,
and never misrepresent them, fox
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I Terms Cab,
those whom you once deceive will
beware of you the second time.
Deal uprightly %%ith all men, and
they will repose confidence in
you and soon become permanent
Trust no stranger. Yomrr goods
are better than doubtful charges.
What is character worth if you
make it cheap by crediting all
alike ? Agree beforehand with
every man, and if large put it in
writing. If any one'declines this,
quit or be cheated.
Though you want a job ever so
much, make all socure by a guar
antee. Be not afraid to ask it
it is the best test of responsibility,
for if offense be taken you have
escaped a l oss.
A LECTux oi; SooLDn;G.--Sco1d
ing is mostly a habit. There is not
much ineaning to it. It is often
the result of nervousness-an irri
table condition of both mind and
body. A person is tired'or-annoyed
at some trivisd cause and forth*ith
commences finding fault with every 4v
ting- an evryod in- reach2.- 19
ents, that they need not commence
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