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Poetry. ONE HUNDRED YEARS HENCE.
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Om kaaaTaa yaaia tnm aaw,
tol by tha tUM af tha fraa.
" Aaa aa aa aranc
Om kaadraa nan tnm aaw 1
Wkara. wkara win tha araaa aarpot ha.
WhaM araak Ik fara af Liberty.
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WUl lalfa aar arary hwa aa aaa.
From the Ohio State Journal.
BY WM. F. PORTER.
Za a taael aaU wkara raa an4 nil
A saarfcHaa faaatala alaar.
A Saww karat Cram kw priaaa aaU
Aaa aaafht lha amaaj air :
la to aaa aa ktn Iha aryatal aaw
I la th. m .uUcht ;
Ta kraa ha ooamlaj sifht.
Tka atyt .'area, aaa a ckllllaf bteat
Araaaa: Ik tnfQ laaaaa wara aaaW
Uj. Bha that Sowar, to a Snttai fcaar.
Tara tbaa yawr thaafhta aa high J
laprwnaack anarnit taywaTfawaf
Za Mb ataaara ta ala.
Warrwa, O, Munk, IBH.
BY WM. F. PORTER. Choice Miscellany.
[From the Ohio Farmer.]
Old and America;
PILGRIMS OF THE RHINE.
PILGRIMS OF THE RHINE. BY COL. S. D. HARRIS.
The thunders of Monterey, and Su
Juan and Chapultepec, were hashed to
silence, and our paor fellows had return
ed from the victorious fields of Mexico,
damaged in habits, and damaged in
health, to demonstrate how hollow is all
the glory of war. I cast away helmet,
and gold-laced garments, and hnng my
useless blade in a dark closet, while my
leathern guantlets were intiodaeed to
the beiie of the winter woodman's axe,
and my spurs used only to teach goad
carriage to a refractory roadster. The
war-spirit was sated, and men turned
their thoughts again to the exeellencejof
In the spring of 1851, the great cy
nosure of all eyes, was the Crystal Pal
ace in Hyde Park ; and a good many of
the American people, being dazzled
with the promise of such a bright star,
turned their faces eastward, for the first
time in their lives, and determined to
go on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Roy
alty, to read this new riddle of conserva
Our little party had seen all the won
ders of the Crystal Palace, and many
other of the lions about London and
Windsor, and we determined upon a
trip up the Rhine, to see how that would
compare with the Hudson, the St. Law
rence, or oui own beautiful Ohio ; which
we had so often admired in the beauty
of Spring, and the glory of Autumn, as
we floated between a double panorama
of magnificence and grandeur on either
bank; and where the seats were all
freesave and except the steamboat
fare not to editors only, but to every
soul on board, who had an eye to see
how much the living world is more glo
rious than any picture which can be put
We bad proceeded up the Shine only
as far as Coblentz, and concluded to
stop a few days and ruralize, till the
steamer came down from May e nee, to
take as on its return passage.
Nettie and Kate, wanted to visit the
vineyards back from the river, so I set
out one morning, and after clambering
over the rocky steeps, upon which
stands the castle of Ehrenbreitstein, we
strayed back for a few miles among the
most lovely of sloping hill sides such as
we got glimpses of below Broekville, on
the St. Lawrence, or at Newburg and
above, on the Hudson, or, what is equal
ly lovely, almost any mile on the Ohio,
from Wheeling to Cairo.
Nellie was much taken with the little
cabins of the Yignerous, and declared,
as she had only seen high life in London,
she would take a peep into the little life
of the lessons of Herr Schmidt, of the
There were a dozen of thi-.se eottages.
at the foot of the hill, the sides of which
were all covered with grape vines, be
longing to Baron D , where most of
the men and women were busy, with
clumsy hoes, working in the mellow soil,
or with strips of matting, tying np the
Our walk had made us thirsty,
we stopped at the door of the first cot
tage, and asked for vaster. The good
Fraa had a sickly looking babe in her
arms, which she was going to deposit
upon a blanket, on the earth floor of the
hut, while she brought the water, when
Nettie held out her hands and said,
"Gitb dot ww." The pale women
smiled, as she laid the baby in Nettie's
lap, who had by this time seated her
self on a stool inside the door-way.
Then the woman hastened to supply us
from a tpring which bubbled up justback
of the hamlet, which she did with so
much good will, that we felt, though we
had been born so far apart, yet we were
already friends so mysterious is the un-
. . it 1
seen bond wnicn unices in one, au wno
fell the paternity of one Goo, and the
sympathy of a universal brotherhood.
Already we were not only mends but
confidents ; for when the good Fran
learned that we were Americans, she told
us her brother was in America, and that
he had spoken so favorably of the coun
try, in his letters, that several families
were only waiting the means to go, and
try their fortunes, where he told them
they could soon earn a house and land
of their own, and be their own master.
instead of. paying such high rent, and
always living on the lands of the rich,
and being obliged to do their bidding.
She said her husband's name was Gott
fried Schiller; she feared it would almost
break his heart to leave his native soil,
since he had always lived on that same
domain ; but it was only for the sake of
the children, of which they had eight,
and they did not know what would be
come of them, with such a poor pros
pect before them, if their parents should
be taken suddenly away, before they
grew up to be able to take care of them
selves. Then Gottfried came in from his vine
yard, and we were soon on as good terms
with him as with his friendly spouse.
He asked a great many questions about
America, and how a poor man could get
along there, and if the snakes would bite
the children, if they chanced to go out
of doors, and if the wild men would
come Irom toe woods, wnne me men
were away at their work, and kill the
women, and carry off the children to
roast for a feast 1
Nettie and Kate were so much amus
ed, by the old man's fears, that they
both fairly shouted, and clapped their
hands, which put to flight all his fears,
and he joined in. the laugh himself, and
said he believed the Baron had told him
such stuff, to discourage them from go
ing off to America.
Wilhelm was Gottfried's oldest son, a
manly youth of twenty. Wilhelm liked
the idea of going to the new country,
but how could he leave Madeline ?
or, how could he manage it to take her
Now Madeline lived in the same neigh
borhood, and was a right eomely lass,
and but for her plain, coarse frock, (she
had on neither bonnet nor shoes,) she
might, in a more seemly garb, pass for
a belle, in a much higher circle. Made
line was full of native grace, and such a
gentle winning way, that to see her in
such a state, made us feel, only more
intensely, as the poet did when he found
Pegasus hitched to a cart.
In Germany, marriage is not a cheap
and free institution, as it is in our coun
try. The bridegroom must give bonds
in so much, to indemnify the public
against being burthened with the conse
quences of his marriage. Then to go
through all the legal forms, -will cost
some fifty thalers more ; and this look
ed like a hopeless obstacle in the way
of poor Wilhelm and Madeline, since it
would take their utmost to save enough.
to pay their passage to America, in two
years, without any extra expense or lia
"What shall we tell them?" said Net
tie, turning her eye, half roguishly, and
half pleadingly, to mine.
-"Ask Madeline if she can trust Wil
helm," I responded
'0 yes," said the girl frankly, "I can
trust him with my life."
"Well, then," said I, "tell them to
put off the marriage till they get to
America, then it will only cost them two
or three thalers and no security to be
"Is that so?" inquired Wilhelm doubt
ingly. "That is true," said Nettie. I put
my hand upon my breast and nodded as
sent so honest-looking that they were
satisfied, and Wilhelm and Madeline ex
changed such relieved glances that we
felt the case was settled.
By this time all the little Schillers
had gathered about the door, with their
fat, diriy faces, and brown, bare legs,
and unkempt flaxen locks; and Gott
fried, opening a little pit on the side of
the cabin, took out a jug of last year's
tage, in which we pledged the whole
amily in general, and I concluded by a
bumper to Wilhelm and Madeline in ad
vance, when they should come to Amer
ica. So we hastened back to Coblentz,
when we found our friends in great trib
ulation lest we should stay away so long
in our rural rambles as to be too late
for the steamer, which was than hourly
expected ; and sure enough ! we had
only got through supper when the por
ter came for our trunks, and said the
boat would leave in half an hour.
We were glad to set our faces home
ward, for we had already stayed away
longer than we had leave of absence
for, and the three weeks that lay be
tween us and our dear treasures on this
side the Atlantic, seemed like a great
" Homeward bound ! " is a joyful
ord when there is a good home and
kind friends waiting to receive the wan
The year passed by, and another.
and then I got permission to lay down
my editorial pen for a month, and leave
my Ohio home for a ramble in New
England, where I was born.
O 1 how gloriously those old hills lift
their blue, shaggy heads to the sky ;
and how nobly the hardy toiler wins
from the scanty soil enough for himself
and those he loves 1
Our great West is the land of plenty
the granary of the continent but
New England is the nursery of Maw ;
and when these have spent a few years
in the West they become Man Eklabo-
kd. Let no American count his educa
tion complete until he has been liberali
sed by a sojourn in the West. Pardon
the egotism it is nevertheless true.
I had become tired of the sights and
sounds of .Gotham and its Crystal Pal-
all but a seat among the grand old
trees on the battery, and the fanning of
the breeze as it came landward from the
I had mingled with the many thous
ands who gathered at the great indus
trial fairs at Montpelier and Saratoga,
and having done and said all that was
set for me in the bills, turned my face
homeward, and on the evening of the
23d of September found myself in Buffa
lo, with the good Steamer Mississippi
just ready to start for Cleveland and
The storm of the autumnal Equinox
had been tampering with us for two days,
and that night the wind came ominous
ly over the murky waters from the west
The narrow ciaft still hugged the docks
Id commanders looked away up the
Lake and shook their heads.
The " Northern Indiana" had gone
out, but if wishing could have done it,
she would have been back again in Buf
falo Creek. The "Mayflower" was quiet
as a kitten on the hearth. Captain Has
zard went upon the upper deck and gave
orders to get the " Mississippi" into the
stream. All hands set to work, and soon
we were outside the light house on the
break water, and the noble steamer, like
a ball-room gallant, made its evening bow
gracefully to the waves, with which it
was to dance that night.
I was up by the Pilot house until the
lights in the harbor were dim in the dis
tance and then scarcely able to hold my
coat on for the wind, went below. A
fancy struck me that I would see what
the company was like before I turned in;
so after walking through the cabins I
went to the steerage, which was full of
Emigrants, who were disposing them
selves for the night some upon the
rough floor with a bundle for a pillow, and
some bedding of their own ; some had
sat down upon boxes and leaned Jhem
selves against the side of the boat or a
post and in such a mixed positi on were
oblivious of all without.
In the midst of the steerage and close
by the gratings above the mouth of the
furnace was a group of half-a-dozen little
children, looking wondcringly at the
great light which shone up from its cav
ernous depths as though it came from
the work shop of old Pluto himself. I
paused a moment to look at their chub
by, bronzed faces, and then passed on
to the bow, where some sheep fancier
had a group of fine Merinoes, from Ver
mont, which he was taking West. But I
could not dismiss the picture of the chil
dren over the grating ; the night was
dark as pitch, end the lurid glare from
the furnaces of those bare-headed, bare
leged urehiaa, made- them to look like
progeny of the infernal gods. I stopped
again close beside them, and they looked
into my face. " Poor wanderers," said
I to myself. " You have had a long
journey from Father-land, and this is the
last night of your travel. God grant you
a happy to-morrow."
Near this group, in a nook formed by
the state-room and Steward's office, sat
upon a heavy chest, a young man and
woman, 'evidently much pleased with
each others conversation. I did not like
to seem rude, but stole a dozen glances at
them. Their bronzed faces had not so
much of the stolid look as those of their
Sometimes others of the company would
join them for a few moments, but those
two seemed mutually select, and any ac
cession was only temporary. I went to
my cabin and lay down, but somehow I
could not sleep. Not that I cared for
storm, though the wind yelled among
braces and cordage. I knew the Mis
sissippi and Captain Hazsard were both
all oak, and both to be trusted. It could
not be on account of the fifty emigrant
Germans in the steerage, whom I should
never see again ; but I could not sleep,
and after tossing for an hour, detected
myself making for the steerage, with a
kind of feverish impression of those poor
The wind still freshening and meeting
us full on the starboard quarter, every
"tenth wave" sent a column of water as
high as the pilot house, and the whole
forward deck was constantly drenched,
and the man with the fancy sheep was
But I must confess my errand was to
look after th oaaigraat babtaa. -There
they were, bless their fat legs 1 all fast
Then it occurred to me I had at no
time seen any one whom I took to be
Here was a stout, middle aged man
with one of the little ones in his armsj
both asleep ; and here a half-grown girl
with another, the smallest, asleep upon
her bosom ; there two pairs formed the
outside, and between them lay the rest of
the group on some old bedding, and all
sleeping as quietly as though they were
on dry land upon beds of down, instead
of that boat's deck in such a gale.
" Poor tired ones," I mused again.
"You have no doubt weathered far
heavier storms while on your voyage to
the New World, and have learned to
rest, though not on roses. I looked for
my select group what a lovely sight !
They were sitting with their backs to
the wall, the girl had leaned her head
upon her companion's bosom, and both
were sleeping as quietly and innocently
as though Madame Propriety had never
made rules to govern such cases.
The Steamer's bow played boo-peep
with the white-crested swells at a frantic
prate. Now pointing up, like the nursery
picture of the cow that jumped over the
moon, and now pointing his nose full at
a wave like a portentious bull going to
battle. But the wind howled still louder
and the waves dashed still higher. All
the hatches were closed, but the water
invaded the deck and came pouring along
by the sleepers. This ofcourse broke up
my nest of sleeping babies, and as the
old man rubbed his sleepy eyes, and
looked up at me I fancied his face famil
iar, and as he called out " Wilhelm 1"
the' whole riddle was solved, and those
were " Pilgrims of the Rhine-"
Wilhelm arroused his sleepy lady love,
and came forward to assist in getting
the little ones to a place of safety, close
ly followed by his companion.
"Madeline, as I live 1" said I.
"Aha !" said the old man, "Sind Si
Herr Harris T"
But we had short time for introduc
tions, and hastened to get the drenched
babies upon some piles of baggage, out
of the reach of the spray.
" Where is Fran Katrine ? " I asked.
The old man shook his head sorrowfully,
and kissing the child he held to his bos
om, while he let fall a tear upon its face,
"She is dead we have left her in the
And that was the very baby that Net
tie held in the cabin, two years before,
away upon the Rhine; and now the
daughter Mathilde, was all the mother
her poor little sisters had, and she it
was I saw sleeping with the babe, not
a year old, upon her bosom, an hour be
fore. The good Frau Katrine had set out
wiih the rest, feeble in body, but full of
hope ; but as they were too poor to pay
for more than a steerage passage, where
but few comforts could be had, she sick
ened under the privation and eare of her
dear babies, and a week before the ship
reached the quarantine ground, she died,
leaving her infant babe in the arms of
her daughter Mathilde, who promised
her dying parent to be a mother to the
little orphans, in a strange land.
Just at the peep of day, I had finish
ed my slumbers, and turned for out ob
servation. The wind had scarcely aba
ted a jot ; the spray flew high above the
pilot-house; the sheep -man declared his
Merinoes would die in such a constant
drenching ; but the babies of my good
Schiller were waking up, as if nothing
had happened, and perched upon stacks
of bales and boxes, soon after taking
their coarse breakfast with a better rel
ish than the passengers in the cabin.
So God gives his poor a capacity for
enjoyment, suited to their condition.
We should have been in Cleveland at
7 o'clock that morning, but by the force
of the wind, we were kept back till after
Captain Hazzard was not sure he
could go in that port at all ; but before
we got up to the city, the wind hauled a
little to the south, and by a skillful ma
nceuvre, he laid his boat alongside the
pier. Then there was a glad hurrying
to get on the solid land ; the big iion
bound chests of the emigrants were piled
upon the dock, and the women and chil
dren came out and shook themselves,
like uncaged ducklings after a shower.
By this delay, I had lost the early
bain for Columbus, and so had to wait
until evening. I went up town, to shake
hands with the editor of the Ohio Far
mer, and to telegraph to my expectant
family, that I would be in next morning;
at which time I tapped at my wife's win
dow, lefore daylight, and thanked God
to find all my dear ones well.
Last autumn, I took a ride along the
Little Miami Railroad, and stopping at
, a porter asked me if I had any
baggage fur the " Eagla Hal f Tim
was something about the man that made
me thick I had seen him before ; but
while I was going off the platform, he
took me by the hand, saying, in lame
"Are yon Mr. H. ?"
" So, so, Gottfried," said I, " do you
live here ?"
'5 Yes, and so does Mathilde, and the
rest of us, and Wilhelm and Madeline."
And sure enough, at the switch box I
found Wilhelm, with his eye on the train,
ready to set the switch. So I asked
where he kept Madeline, and he pointed
to a little cabin on the edge of the town.
Of course, I must see Madeline, and
after getting dinner, walked over to the
cabin. There sat my Rhenish belle,
awkwardly stitching at some brief gar
ment, and upon a bed in the corner, lay
the claimant to her labors, in the shape
of another little Schiller !
" I see how it is," said I, " you took
my advice, did you, and saved the fifty
"Ah, yes," said she, blushing, " and
we are just as well married, too, for a
couple of thalers, and that is better than
to wait half a year longer in Germany to
earn the money ; and by next year we
will save money enough to buy us this
little house and lot, and then we shall be
" You are right, Madeline ; Wilhelm
was a trusty boy, and you will make
him a good wife, I know."
Such is a brief chapter, in three sec
tions, of how Old Germany becomes
Young America ; and now, dear read
ers, for the third and last time, we will
take leave of our Pilgrims of the Rhine.
Roland Hill was always annoyed
when there happened to be any noise in
the chapel, or when anything occurred to
turn the attention of his hearers from what
he was saying. On one occasion a few
days before his death, he was preaching
to one of the mostcrowded congregations
that ever assembled to hear him. In
the middle of his discourse, he observed
a commotion in the gallery. For some
time he took no notice of it, but finding
it increasing, he paused in his sermon ;
and looking in the direction in which the
confusion prevailed, he exclaimed :
"What's the matter there ? The
devil seems to have got among you."
A plain country-looking man immedi
ately started to his feet, and addressing
Mr. Hill in reply said :
"No, sir, it aren't the d evO as is do
ing this ; it's a fat woman wot's fainted ;
and she's a werry fat 'un, sir, as don't
seem likely to eome too again in a hur
"Oh, that's it, is it ?" observed Mr.
Hill, drawing his hand across his chin ;
" then, I beg the lady's pardon and
the devil's too."
CarXL. Dilemmas will be deprived
of their kornt by the adoption of the
" Maine Law,"
From Prime's Travels in Europe and the East.
VISIT TO THE SERAGLIO PALACE.
To visit the mosques and the Seraglio
Palace a firman or permit must be had
from the Government, and that is to be
paid for roundly. An officer or two
must attend with his sword and staff,
and they must be feed welL Then at
every mosque and other sacred place
you visit there are servants to be feed,
and if a party get through the day's ex
cursion for forty dollars they do very
well. Mr. Brown, the drogoman of the
United States Legation, kindly procured
for us a firman and sent his own cevasse
to lead us. The Government sent anoth
er, so that we were well provided with
an escort, beveral ladies loinea our
party, and added largely to the pleasure
of that delightful and interesting day.
Where the Golden Horn sets up from
the Bosphorus, the old city of Byzan
tium stood, and Mohammed IL selected
this unrivaled site for his palace, and
laid out tne (rounds, and prepared a
residence that has no equal in the East
ern world. Armed sentinels admitted
us by the great pavillion which is called
the Porte a gate, and from this the
Ottoman Empire takes its name. Fifty
men are the usual guard at this door,
We were at once in the midst of a vast
court-yard (the whole palace grounds
are three miles in circuit) and passing
across it we were conducted into the
palace. A flight of stairs brought us to
the audience-chamber, a white apart
ment carpeted and surrounded with i
rich divan. The throne room was torn
ished with chairs and sofas, showing a
conformity to Western customs.
Another and another chamber, and
we entered the Sultan's bath luxurious
ly fitted up, but without some of the
contiivances for comfort which poorer
people enjoy. A brass bar across the
door we were passinsr. told us. or at
least the guide informed us, that this
was tne entrance to tne narem. no pro
fane fool may croaa that threshold. - No
man but the husband is allowed to enter
the Turk's apartment for his wives
But a long gallery opening near, was
now entered, hung on one side with en
gratings, chiefly of Napoleon's battles ;
and on the other side, a row of windows
looked out in the court.' This is the
hall in which the one hundred and fifty
wives of the Sultan are daily assembled
for the amusement of their common lord
Here each one may exert her art to win
his favor ; and it is said that he drops
his handkerchief at the feet of the one
who has been the most successful.
Through this hall we were led along
to the private armory of the Sultan, and
while admiring the pistols, swords, dirks,
yataghans, cimeters, sabers, tt cetera, of
elegant workmanship, adorned with gold
and precious stones, my attention was
directed to an adjoining apartment, the
Sultan's bed chamber. Two janizaries
with bayoneted guns stood before the
open door, and permitted me to look in
but not enter. It was reported among
the company in the other room, that
gentlemen were not allowed to go in ;
and the ladies presuming on their priv
ilege, hastened to step in, but the crossed
guns of the guards brought them to a
sudden halt on the the threshold. We
could see the magnificent couch and its
gold and damask, canopy, and the sump
I nous furniture of the chamber where
the most uneasy man in the Turkish
empire has often sought in vain for sleep,
that comes unwooed to him' who earns
it wi'h the sweat of his brow and ds
not wear a crown.
In the gardens of the palace, and
near the water's edge, are many beau
tiful but small eottages, which from
time to time have been erected at the
desire of one or another of the Sultan's
favorite wives. Fitted up according to
the taste of each fair inmate, we could
see in the low windows that open on the
walk that they were very elegant and
very oriental. The Sultan has the range
of them all, as cages in which his pet
birds are confined. And then we gath
ered some flowers, for in the last of De
cember the roses were in full bloom in
the open air, and everything was fresh
and green as May. Underneath the
palace was the kitchen, and fires going
as if aa ancy were to be fed from the
great ranges and furnaces on which the
dinner was even now cooking. Some of
the pastry was served to ui, and proved
to be excellent, though we did eat it in
Von Hammer says that there are nine
several kitchens, and that forty thousand
oxen are yearly killed and here cooked,
two hundred sheep daily, one hundred
lambs or goats, and eight hundred and
fifty fowls. But the Sultan does not re
side in the Seraglio, he is at one of his
many palaces along the Boaphorus, and
the cooking now in process was merely
for the retainers of the palace. His fu-
ture residence will be in the marble pal-
! ace on the Bosphora.
A thousand horses stand in the royal
stables, which we passed on our way out;
and the harness and trappings covered
with jewelry, are displayed in a room
over the stalls.
It required an hour to look through
the old armory, containing one of the
rarest and richest collections of helmets.
greaves, breastplates in form of stars,
guns of strange patterns in use before
locks were invented, and implements of
war now obsolete, put terribly effective
in their day and very curious now.
The stock of arms all ready for use were
fast diminishing by the daily demand for
the war ; and probably some of the poor
fellows that came on the steamer with me.
were by this time eqnipped from this ar
mory and marching to the field. In a
gallery was a collection of the famous
swords of .successive Sultans, from the
splendid Damascus blade of Mohammed
1L Here, too, are the keys of all the
cities of Turkey, mounted with gold, and
deposited m token of their fealty to the
Porte. For days one might be amused
and instructed among theaeextraordinary
gatherings of ancient and moderr times.
PITCH INTO NICODEMUS.
A celebrated character of the state of
New York, holding a high! post in the
law, was lately taken ill and confined to
his bed for several days. His wife, who
was an angel, of a woman, (as all wives
generally are,) proposed to read for him,
which he readily assented.
" My dear, what shall I read ?' '
" Oh, I don't care much what, any
thing you please."
" But have you no choice, dear ?"
" None in the world, love ; please
" Shall I read a chapter or two out of
" Oh yes ; that'll do very well."
" But what part of the Scriptures shall
" Any part you like, love."
, "But. dear.youmttst have some
choice, some little preference, we all
" No, I have none in the world, dear;
read any part you like best."
" But I would rather please you, dear
John, and you surely have a prefer
ence." "Well, well, dear, if you insist on
pleasing me, pilck into Xicodemue."
Laoixs' Bootxts. "Stella," in her
"Suburban Letters" to the Worehester
Palladium, make some pertinent alia
sions to the present style of ladies bon
nets. She says :
They are runing the eyesight of all
who wear them. The rays of the sun
eome directly upon the eye, and the vic
tim squints, wrinkles up her forehead,
sheds a few natural tears, and hurries on
to the shade of the nearest building to
give her eyes a moment's rest No gen
tleman wears a hat without a brim, or a
cap without a visor; but the ladies
toughened creatures that they are can
only seek shelter behind what may be
supposed to pe their motto, "grin and
bear it ;" or, as it has been poetically
rendered, " suffer and be strong."
Gojfs a Counnso. By the follow
ing, from the Coiumbus State Journal,
it will be seen the newspapers are pry
ins into the bachelor Governor of Ohio's
private affairs :
The Statesman says that " Gov. Me
dill is absent from the State on impor
business of a personal nature." Well,
well, we do hope she will come to terms
this time. She has led the old fellow a
chase around Robin Hood's barn, until
she has set every hair in his wig about
crazy. When she gets him tied to her
apron string, we hope he will come home,
settle down, and behave himself, for he
has been rttwv'n, a long, long time.
Why don't he eome home and call that
extra session, according to promise ?
Thk Niobo ahd thk Ram. In the
CaUao (Peru) JTwofFeb. 10, we read
as follows: "The approaching carnival
season promises to be rich, rare, and racy
in its character. By reference t our ad
vertising columns it will be seen that a
butting match is in contemplation be
tween the steward of the Wild Pigeon
and a ram celebrated for his stiength
and courage. It is almost unnecessary
to add that the challenging party is a
colored man. Some idea of the strength
of his skull may be formed from the faet
of his having a day or two since butted
in the head of a porter-cask, upon which
a heavy hammer would make no im
pression.' No Bowxls. A lawyer being much
indisposed in court, told the witty Ers
kine that he had a violent pain in his
bowels, for which he could get no relief.
"I'll give you an infallible remedy,"
said the other ; " get yourself appointed
Attorney-general, and then youll have
PITCH INTO NICODEMUS. For the Farmer.
From the Ohio Farmer.
What an army I more than most of
the nations of the world can raise for tha
defense of their rights ; and yet the cen
sus for 1850, shows that Ohio, which is
scarcely known in Europe to have an ex
istence, has that number employed in
the peaceful, and humanizing business.
of cultivating the soiL They have beat
their swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruning hooks, and we trust
they will have to iearn the art of war no
How much more noble is the sight of
this army of husbandmen, following the
plow, and turning up the treasures of the
earth, than to see them with plume and
and banner marching to bloodshed and
slaughter ! At each discharge of artil
lery, and each busting of a bomb, how
msny orphans sent forth fatherless and
uneared for, to become the victims of
want, and penury, and crime 1 But tha
tattling drum drowns the groans of tha
murdered father ; the cries of the suffer
ing orphans, too, often fall unheeded on
the ear of a cold and heartless world.
But this army of farmers, send forth
joy, and peace, and plenty. Before them
is. the dense, and savage forest behind
them are smiling fields, and waving
grain, and lowing herds. Before them
is the prowling beast, or savage wigwam
behind them is science, and religion,
the school house, and the house of God.
If the man who produces a spear of
grass, where none before, is a benefac
tor to his race, what shall we call tha
army of 269,699 farmers of Ohio.
But numbers are not all that is requir
ed to constitute an army, and render it
efficient ; there must be tactics, mili
tary skill, and discipline. Without these
numbers can avail but little. The 20,
000 undisciplined Mexicans, under the
generals their country has ever produced,
were routed by one fourth their number
of disciplined Yankees. So in warring oa
the inpediments that makes man eat his
bread in the sweat of his brow, he must
be disciplined in the art of peaceful war;
he must be schooled in tactics of
agriculture ; he should not attack tha
strong fortress of the earth, and summon
her to surrender her possessions of fertili
ty, until he can bring to his aid, the tac
tics taught in the school of science, and
experience. To aid the strong arm, and
active limbs, the enquiring mind and
disciplined reason should be added. He
should not only be able to say, I culti
vate my land, but also to say, I culti
vate scientifically. I adapt my crop to
the nature of the soil ; if the soil is net '
suitable for it, I can, by fertalizers, and
neutralize rs, render itsuitable, if too wet,
I know I must drain it ; if too sour, I
must lime it, if the surface is exhausted,
I must plow in a crop of clover, or buck
wheat in blossom, or peas in the green
When this army of Ohio farmers is
thus drilled in the tactics of agriculture,
we shall see our State bloom as the gar
den of Eden, and peace, and plenty pre
vail throughout our borders. OXim
PLOW DEEP, SOW CORN, &C.
In a private letter just received, from
our excellent friend William H. Ladd,
he says : "Keep it before the farmers,
that they must plow deep. I make i a
rule to plow as deep as my plow and tha
motive power will admit of.
THE PROOF OF ITS EFFCTS.
In plowing a fieldupon a hill side,
for corn, last spring, the shape of the
piece of ground is such, that going
round the lower side, the horse were
walking a little down hill, and we ma
the plow full eleven inehet deep.
The upper side, where the furrow
slice had to be turned from tha mould
board, up hill, we could not, with tha
force we had, go more than seven or
eight inches deep. Tha soil is pretty
even in quality, though we have always
considered the upper part of the field
rather the best, yet with the same cul
ture, last summer, except the difference
in depth of plowing, the lower pari pro
duetd more than double at wuuh corn per
Late in the the 8th month, we sowed
the piece in question, all in rye, tha
same day ; the lower part is well set ia
rye, while only an occasionly plant ap
pears on the upper part, and we are
about to plow it up, and sow oats upon it
The grass roots being much killed by
the drought of the past season, the next
hav crop must necessarily be light and
I hope thorn wilt urge the farmers, par
ticularly, to sow corn oountirauy lor
fodder, and so supply tha deficiency .
Some persons take more pains in lock
ing for pins than they would tor stars.