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WAUKEX, TJ1UM 15 IJL L COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1 5, 1 855.
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BY W. F. PORTER.
Down where the Ulussums glow,
Don where the water's flow,
Down near the woods where the cool lephjrs lark;
Half rn the shade-i, and
Half in the open land,
Slanis a roujrh harrest band
Busy at work.
Brown are the reapers there.
Brown are their hands so bare.
Swiftly they movalou; ovtr the ground ;
See how their sickles fly.
Glancing like sntili ht by.
And the tall jrolden rye
Ob ronie the binders thn,
gwatth are those hardy men.
Baking and biadmg the sheaves as they go ;
Baking the yellow stalks
Over the stnlible walks,
Slaking them into shocks
All in a row.
Yonder a fountain free.
Plays by the maple tree,
Down in the field ner yon dark Htarshy tarn ;
Low lays the golden grain.
Heaped is the creakibg wain.
Which down the crooked lane
Winds to the barn.
Sleek are the oxen red
Standing beneath the shed, tt
Brushing the sarage flies patient away ;
And tae blithe farmers now
Fill high the empty mow.
Then down the lane they go
Making no sty.
Way in the distant sky
Watch the bright son shine die.
Gilding the cluuds that curtain the west ;
Done is tlit day's work then.
Down through the winding lane
Home go the tired men
Glad of the rest-
Warren. O., August, 1855.
Oh, give me back my childhood's dreams.
Oh, give them bftjk to me.
And let me Tie. the future now
At thn it seemed to be ;
I'd see ajr&in the flowers so fair,
Aud heat the bird's sweet song
As clear as in those eai ly days
The, sang the woods among.
Oh. give me hack my childhood's dreams.
Oh, give them back to me.
That fur a space 1 may forget
The world's reality,
. And be apain a btithsome thing,
WitiMVC . eeo4 or ear
To float acrtiss the holy calm.
The sunshine ever there.
Ob, give me lac t my childhood's dreams.
On, give them bat:k to me.
Ambition' passions glowed not there,
Nor l)ve and jealousy ;
And but a few short years have passed,
Tet now I look in vaiu
For those s'eet dreams my childhood bad
They do not come again.
CHILDHOOD'S DREAM. Choice Miscellany.
[From the N. O. Picayune.]
SAILOR AND THE JEW.
Saturday used to be a happy night to
poor jhck. men it ras mat, as the end
oflhe week brought him nearer to the
port of his destination, he looked forward
with pleasure to the time when be should
be released for a while from the hard-
ships of another voyage, and anticipated
the fun of a trohc ashore. On such oc
casions the steward regularly came for
ward with a boitie of rum and the com
pliments of the captain, when the liule
hall-gill cup would be handed around,
and as eacu man tossed off his grog,
preceded by some quaint and original
sentiment, a hearty laugh would follow
such a laugh as Only s.ilors can give.
Then came the auecdoie and the yarn,
while others employed themselves in
theii watch on deck, in scrubbing out a
of trowsers for the coming Sabbath
m tor sailors always dress up at sea of a
provided tne weai lier will per-
miL It was on a Saturday night then,
when ll was expected that the ship would
make the laud during lhe next week,
and lhe crew had been speculating on
what "high old limes" ihey would have
when they got ashore, thai Sam spun lhe
following yarn :
"Did an of yuu, messmates, ever
know oid Jack Ringbolt ?" asked Sam.
" I ve heard of him," replied one of
" Well," continued Sam, "he was a
chum of mine the first vova'e 1 ever
went to sea, and he used to be the lite
of the whole ohip. There was not a port
in the world, I believe, he had not been
to, anu il'uny sai or ever kuew 'the ropes
it was Jack Kingbolt, for there wasn't
anything but what he was up lo. lie
said he came home once in one of our
frigates it was a loug lime ago after
a three years cruie, in which he had
served as capiaiu ot tlie lore top. lhe
frigate arrived at Philadelphia, and he
was. paid oU there.
Iu those -days there was no railroads ;
and so Jack, after haviug a regular spiee,
Concluded to take the steamboat aud stage
coach to New York, anj go to Bosion
to see his friends. Ou leaving his laud
lord he called for his bill, and told him
lie wan td to pay double, "for fear that
when he came back he might have no
" 15ui I might f- rget you," said the
"Oil. no you won't," said Jack hold
ing up a stick in his hand; "you see
this stick," and he took off his tarpaulin
Shanghai, from a Chinese Princess, who
gaVe them to me for saving her child,
j wl0 fe,i out 0f a boat, from a shark, and
' sie lou me that I should niver want for
anything as long as I kept them, and
j bless lier beautilul lop-lights if it hasn't
j proved true.
j They were near the end of their jour-
and put on i', at the same time jiving it
a whirl, and winking at the landlord;!
"well, whun I return you shall know me
by this sign."
So off Jack went, and on the boat, and
iu the stage coaches, taverns, kc, as
he traveled along, he did the same thing,
paying double for everything and giving
the countersign of recognition, telling
them that he expected to return shortly,
aud would prefer standing a double shot,
as he might not have anything left in the
locker when he wauted to come back.
Jack arrived in Bosion, under a full
press of sail with all colors set, and after
spending some time with his friends
(he result he had anticipated having ta
ken place,, for he was completely cleaned
out lie thought lie would return. So
he ui stick and made a straight wake for
As the stage stopped al a farm house
in New Jersey, a Jtw who was a fellow
passenger, had observed that Jack never
paid for anything as he traveled along,
but merely gave a whirl of his hat on
his slick, aud a wink to the coachman
or landlord, who immediately recognising
old Jak, sung-out 'all right. The Jew
was taken all aback at this ; and I link
ing he had some mermaid's charm about
his hat or stick, was dying to find out
the mystery. At last the Jew could
stand it no longer, and itching with cuii
osity he opened his guns upon Jack to
find out his secret.
" How is it, Jack," he asked, ." that
you don't pay fot any thing on the road?"
" What do you want to know foi
sai Jack, eyeing the Jew as one of the
many land sharks that fleece us ashore.
"Why," said the Jew, seeing that lie
was not going to get anything out of
Jack easily, '"why, I'd give somethicg to
"Well," said Jack, with a wink at the
balance of the passengers, whose atten
tion had been attracted to the conversa
tion, d n me if I care : here, do
you see this hat ?" and Jack put Lis tar
paulin on his stick and gave it a twirl.
"That's a ticket you can travel all the
world over with."
The coacQ soon stopped at a tavern to
change horses and give the passengers a
chance to dine. The Jew watched Jack
to see if his hat real I j had the magical
effect which he was gradually becoming
n b'dievcr in Jack called for liquor on
entering the tavern, which he tossed off,
and after smacking his lips, perceiving
that the bar-keeper recognized his colors
said nothing. Afier dinner ihe driver!
blew his born, and the passengers hur
ried to ael into the stage.
i ..Slop j 6top j you saior maii ; you
, paid your biU.. saiJ lhe lan(1.
I ..'Avast lliere a bit. old Blowhard."
J sai(1 jHckf ,aking off hU hat aQ(1 yving!
j u a urn oa Lis mick Rt the game lime
winking at the landlord, who responded
oil fi.rlit m tyt utt.r Qtiliiniuli i,i.n kf
On re entering the stage, the Jew ask
ed him what he would lake for his hat;
"Why," said Jack, "I wouldn't pa.-t
wjlu tilcnj. j ,,ot ti,is it and stick it
I nej- when the Jew, who having seen
such strong and unmistakable evidence
of the magic of Jack's hat and slick,
determined to purchase it at any rate,
"What would you lake for vour hat'
and slick ?" asked (he Jew again.
"Oh, more than you can gTve. Why
your old clotlies," said Jack, "you
haven t got money enough to buy (hem."
"You don't know that," said the Jew,
pulling out a well tilled pocket book and
shoeing its contents to Jack. "Come,"
said the Jew, holdin-' up the money
temptingly, "what do you say, what
price do you ask ?"
" Elow me," said Jack, " if Uncle
Sam's rot mouev enough to buv th t hat
! and stick.-'
"Well, let me look at ihemi" said the
Jew, attempting lo lake hold oflhe stick.
"Hands off," cried Jack, "or III
knock seven bells out of ye. You'd ste al
J the charm, if you ever got your pickers
I auJ stealers on iheiu."
" Here's the money," said the Jew
persevt riugly, again showing his bank
notes, "name your price.
".No," said Jack, "I'm going to stop
in the next town, and I know you won't
give me what I d ask."
"How much?" asked the Jew, ea
gerly. "Why, I was reckoning that as I was
going back lo the East Indies shortly and
could get another, I'd lake (wo hundred
" Dene," said the Jew ; " here s the
money," and he cojn.ed out the sum.
while Jack took olF his old tarpaulin, and
handed it over with the stick.
" Here' said he, " take my hat and
give us your bank notes."
The Jew received I hem eagerly, and
gave Jack his cap in the bargain.
At the next stopping place Jack got
out and bid the Jew good bye, who con
tinued 'on his way. As the stage drove
off, Jack burst into a lit of laughter, and
slapping his hand on his thigh, turned
to the jolly host and said :
"I wish I may never see land again,
if I did not sell my hat and slick to that
Jew for two hundred dol'ars !" and Jack
roaied again, and a-ked the landlord to
join him in a diink; a he inquired when
the nextstae would come al n".
The Jew soon arrived in Philadelphia,
and exulting over his fortunate purchase,
with a ravenous appetite he entered an
ealing house and determined lo have a
glorious dinner. Having called for the
best of everything, and drunk a bo'.tle
of wine, he rose to depart, and put ing
Jack s tarpaulin on die stick, he gave ii
a (urn, and winked at the landlord, in
imitation of Jack.
"What do you mean by that ?" asked
" Why, don't you know?" said the
Jew, going through the motions again.
" Come, come, none of your cursed
nonsense.' said the host, "but pay foi
" Pay for my dinner ! " replied the
Jew in surprise, and thinking perhaps he
had not done the thing right, he tried it
over aain, and cocking up his eye, he
gave 'he landlord anothel wink.
"What the devil do you mean ?" ask
ed (lie landlord, who now rot in a furi
ous passion ; "you needn't think lo
come it over me it'i your winking and
lorn-foolery ; pay me for your dinner,
sir, or 1 11 have you takt n up."' And
here he seized (he Jew by rlie throat,
whose top lights looked as if they would
start from his figure-head, and carry
away his top gallant eyebrows. The
Jew sung out for mercy, and tried (o ex
plain by attempting once more to make
the landlord understand, and gave the
hat another twirl on the stick, when the
landlord boiling with rage knocked him
"Tell that to the marines," said one
of Sam's messmates, who had been
laughing nearly lo split their sides, "for
you cannot make usswallow that for duff.'
It's true," said Sam, "every word
as old Jack told it to me, for he said
when he got lo Philadelphia he heaid
the Jew had been arrested for swindling,
and on his being brought before the
court, he told the story, and went thro'
the motions, which raised such a shout
of merriment among the bystanders, that
the judge, who came nih blowing his
top-sheets out or (he bolt lopes, thinking
lUe JeW was crazy, ordered turn to beset
Another roarof laughter follawed, when
Sam was called to take his trick at the
BREAST PINS USED AS SIGNS.
ornament so cap ible of variety in form
! au( njaierial, wou.d give birth to the ma
! nia for for"i'ng' collections. A financier
, WeJ1 known under the restoration, enjoy
pair ed (he reputation of the greatest amateur
breast-pins of the capital. Hischarm
Sunday, j '"S w'e wuo might have been taken
for his daughte was most attentive in
not only on ordinary occasions, but at all
t!mes' was glad to s.:ie opportunities for
j P'nling him with a new breast-pin,
ut-er,J Ulllike !,n7 lle possessed. More
j s!le CHr,i l llL'r a"ention so far as to in-
; s'5' "P0" reserving to herself, as her i x
blasl j elusive privilege, the care of selecting
I -placing the pin to be worn every
j morning. As the reader must readily
j understand-, the husband was delighted
t0 utJ llie object of attentions so delicate
and constant. But ch! feminine perfidy !
It is easily to be understood that an
er endeavors to satisfy his mania, and
n,Usl tIie "'jstery be revealed? Each
specimen of this rich collection had a
private signification, understood by mad
ame and a' young gentleman whom her
husband .isited daily. A solitary bril
liant emblem of the shepherd's star,
meint, I shall be ale no this evening.'
A cameo, with the he id of Medusa carved
upon it meant, 4AIy husband will be at
home.' A medalion, full of hair, meant,
'I have the headache. There was a
breasl-pin for each theatre, for each
friend's house at which a meeting could
be arranged. All the phases of an ;n-
trigue had their golden representative,
and thus, ornamented with secret hier
ogyphics, which he was proud lo carry
about with him, the poor financier was
the faithful but unconci ju- niesscn er in
he treason of which he was a victim.
II xlJry the Cravat.
If you would be pungent, ba brief;
for it is with words as with sunbeam:,
the more they are condensed, the deeper
[Crimean Correspondence of London Times.]
THE WAYS OF A BOMBSHELL.
A column of white smoke rushing up
into the air expands into conco trie rings !
then follows the heavy duli report, like j
the beat of some giant drum, and then
comes lhe shrill scream of the shell as it
describes its fatal curve, and decends with
prodigious velocity, increasing rapiJly
every instant till it explodes with the pe
culiar noise of" a blast," ju-'t as it reach
es the giound. Atleartil ought to do
so but to-day I watched the shells "lie
after iino'her and only two out of three
hurst properly, though the range and
flight was beautifully accurate. The
Russian fusees are bad, bu: for their nr
tillerymen are not to be excelled when
their practice is undi -tuibed. It was in
teresting just as Ihe man of pleasure in
Luiretius liked to see the rage when he
as not on board ship 1 look at the
shell dropping, and losee our active little
Allies scampering awa lo their cove and
a.ljusiing themselves io the closest possi
ble connection with mother earth till the
hurtling masses had gone by them. Any
m ui with moderate confidence and expe
rience may despise the round shot at long
langes, if he only sees the gun from
which they c me discharged. Well, w:
won't say despise exactly, but at all
events " evade." But a shell is a dia
bolical invention, which no one can le
gard as it approaches without a Certain
deirn e of mi-ivin that a triangular
piece of jigged iron may be whizzing
through his internal economy at the
shoncst poss'.ble notice afterward. It is
sent from a gun, it lizzjs and loars
through the air, and sends its fragments
before it, the cone ol dispersion, which is
the neat phrase u?ed by the learned mil
itant to imply the direction of lhe bits of
shell (or it-: contents, when i: is filled
with bullets, etc.,) being in the direction
the shell has taken from the irun, and
lhe fragments bs.-ing propelled with a
portion of the volicity of the shtdl at the
moment -of explosion.- If it be Jisoharg
ed from a m rtar it whistles gently and
delicately, giving a squeak and a roar,
now and then as it rises to its greatest
j elevation, and then rushing down with a
; shriller whistle t ward the point aimed
! at. If it explodes on arriving at that
J point its fragments are projected all
: around radially, and are propelled mere
! ly ;y ihe force of the bursting charge.
I A man behind a bomb, oral the s de of
: it, is just as likely to be hit as a man be
! fort: it when it bursts in that way ;
whereas the piece and shell from a gun,
i in nearly every instance, fly forward, so
i that a person behind it, cr outside the
1 limits of the co .e of dispers on, is saf.
I Unless the shell or bomb b'irsts in
I iront of a body of men iu the air, a very
considerable degree of safety may be ai
I tained by the men throwing themselves
flat on the ground, inasmuch as the piece
j-of a shell which bursts on the earth fly
I upward Irom the point wh. re they en-
counter the maximum of resistance.
Of course, if a bomb bursts over a
man on the ground, or if a shell ex
plodes iu the air in front of a man, there
is no great salety by his throwing him
self down beyond the consequent reduc
i tion of the amounl of vertical exposure.
! This little digression is all apropot of lhe
i conductof our Allies, which I have just
j mentioned, and is made in order lo ex
plain -the rationale of their proceedings.
' It is rather an unpleasant reflection wheu-
' ever one discussing lhe rane of a niis
i . .
sile, aud is pel haps iu ihe act of exclaim-
; " There's a splendid shot," that it
! may have carried misery and sorrow in
to some happy houft hold. Tile smoke
clears ..way the iren get up .hey
' gather around one who moves not, or
wlio is lacked with mortal agony they
bear him away a mere black speck
: and a lew shovels full of mud mark f -r a
little lime lhe res ing place if the poor
solditr whose wife, oi mother, or chil
dren, are left destitute ot all solace stive
memory, and lhe sympathy of their coun
try. One such little specit I watched
to-day, and saw"quie:y d-.'posited on the
ground, inside lhe tro.-ch. Who will
let the inmates of that desoitte cottage
in Picardy, or Gascony, or Anjou, know
ol their bereavemei.t ? However, lliere
goes another shell, and it does nothing
but knock up a cloud of snow and dust.
Women Lawveus Mrs. E. Oakes
writes to lhe Tribute, Emma C.
Coe, has aheady enteied into practice in
Philadelphia, Pa., Elizabeth Young is
doing the same at Lowtll, Mass., and
I now I have a letter before me from a
i voun. ladv in Mansfield. Mass . who has
1 chosen alike cr.rcer. This young girl,
.- - c j
,.... t..H.r.,.;....I :,n,l..m.. u ,l in,-!!!
gent, cannot fail t' move iu a shere hon
, orable alike to herself and usefijl to oih
1 Evekv sorrow we meet is a billow on
this world's troublesome sea, which we
musl cross to bear ns nearer h.jmp.
A THRILLING SKETCH.
j "tre sml
Smith, T1,e winJ Kas sowu lW
I thi-y'have been reaping the whirl-
j ,, i,lJ-
A ,:'",u ' dri.iki..g rerdere ! useful
j occupations distasteful ; gaming afforded
i at onf excitement and lhe promise of a
The staiio horn was lin -ing in in v ear.
its warning that, like time and tide.it
waited for no man or woman either, bul
as I hurried on lluough a dim passage,
I had a' glimpse through a half open door
at a scue that has impressed itself on
my memory indelibly.
"Why didn't they hold me?" were
words uttered in such an angu:sh, that
they thrilled in my ef r when the stage
had borne ni'i far away from the great
city and i:s sins and sorrows, and I de
termined to fling them as an alarum on
the wind:., until the statesmen and peo
ple, mother and teacher, should set
about fori;in:r bands to hell those that
follow in the footsteps of that dreadful
A half dozen fine looking men sur
rounded his bed, the thrifty growth of
hair on heir faces, and the glitter of jew
elry about their person!, indicated as
plainly as their haggard features and
weary eyes the order to which they be
longed. They w.re of that mysterious
older of knighthood who seemed to have
found the alchemists coveted power, or
at least to enjoy its coveted results.
They live in lin.t class hotels, wear first
class clothes, gold abounds with them,
and yet they held labor, practically at
Ivast, in supreme contempt. 1 knew the
object of their care was one of their
number, who lhe niht before, in a fit of
delirium tremens, had 'hrown himself
fiom lhe window in the upper story of
He did not toss from side to side as
men do usua'ly when a burning fever is
ra"in'T on ihem, lor head, spine, and
limbs had all been rendered useless by
thai fall; but his own frame quivered
with agony, and aud from under bis
matted, streaming masses of hair fell
over his face, already wan and wasted
with suffering, his eyes glared out ai
fiercely as a wounded tiger's.
"Why didn't they hold me ?" he mut
leref; aud with his groans he mingled
reproaches aad horrid curses on the care
less watchers that had let him take that
"Why didn't they hold him ?'' Why,
they did not realize lhe fearfulness of
lhe terrors that encomp.issed him ; they
never had the delirium tremens not
The fiend t' at brandished that naked
sword over his defenceless head was in
visible lo their eyes. They did not hear
(he hiss of the serpent that coiled and
writhed (heirslimy folds about his shrink
ing form. Oh ' no ! they did not see
them, and it was such rare sport to see
the swaggering, blustering blustering
bully cower and crouch before his imag
inary tormentors, so they mocked, jeer
ed, and iucited him on to combat with
his imaginary foes, until ihe window
caught his eyes as a hope of escape, and
so, with a yell and a bound, he made
lhe deperaie leap, and the next moment
he was taken up from amid the mire
and mud and shivered glass in ill -2 street,
a shrieking aud mangled wreck of Hu
manity. Whether that wreckless and restless
spirit has gone up to its awful account of
mis-spent times, or has beat out its wea
ry life against the prison bars of a crip
pled frame, I know not. God be mer
ciful,, aud heal, if he lingers, both soul
"Why didn't they hold him ?" Not
those careless, heartless watchers of lhe
other night; the demon of drink was
within him then too strong for mortal
control, but long, long ago, when he was
a blithe, bright boy, as I remember him;
then his mo. her might have held him in
the bonds of good habits, and trained
him as she did lhe fragrant vines about
her door, and thus virtue might liavj
reuJered another home as fair as did
those clustering branches, her own sweet
I remember that household well.
The father was a man ol high standing,
filling a responsible and lespectable of
fice. The mother, t;ay, indulgent, and
alleclion ite, surrounded by a band of
ro-y girls and frolicking boys. Fashion
entered tne holy circle first, vi h its
baneful habits ol idleness and ex.iava
jrance. Wi h it came Ihe custom of
drinking, because of fog or frost, be
cause thev were merry or Lecause they
living without lahor. The boys drii'ted
.1 e . 1 1 ...
M.l lu'o vagrancy, ine lamer was ueia-
ded from his station, an 1 died in disgrace
and penury. The girls drooped like
K9i.li.iu I tl".ir..re n 1 (l I innhv look
The homestead h:w passe 1 into stran-
irors hands, an ' now lhe poor old n o h-
f i. .J5f H a r.fcv .,
side the same stream uhich rolled by
the home of her early happiness, and
doubtless, as it wanders by, it often
whispers the time she might have held
them all back, by her council and ex
ample, from their ruin.
[From the American Medical Gazette.]
PETRIFACTION OF HUMAN BODIES.
In the old Cathedral church of Bre
men is a vault, the atmosphere of w hich
possesses Ihe peculiar properly of preser
ving from decay a.l bodies lhai may be
Visitors are shown eight human bod
ies besides a number of cats, dogs, mon
keys, birds, fcc.. all of which, by mere
exposure to this atnuvphere, have be
come dried and free from ail offensive
effluvia, resembling coarse parchment,
The body nearest the door is that pf
an English major, said to have lain here
one hundred and eichteen years.
The second is that of a Gel man stu
dent who lost his lite in a duet, me
hard dry flesh still shows the sabre
wounds on his throat and arm. His
body hat been here one hundred an I
s venty years.
The third, that of a Swedish countess,
whose body has remained frcm the lot
of common moitals lor one hundred aud
The fourth is that of a Swedish Gene
ral, who was killed iu the "Thirty Years
War," and whose throat still exhibits
the mark of the wound of which he died.
The fifth is that of his aid-de-carap,
who lost his life at the same lime, by a
cannon ball striking him in the side.
The destruction of the parts is plainly
The sixth body is that of a woilm n,
who fell irom the steeple'of the church
when near its completion four hundred
years ago and broke his neck. ' Owing
lo this accident the peculiai properties of
the vault became known ; for the body
of the deceased workman was laid in this
vault for a few days, and having evinced
no sign of decomposition, the singularity
cf the fact in luced the authorities lo permit
it to remain, and here it has remain
ed during all this time
3 .1 u 1 e v i- 1
seventh is the b.dy of an English
lady, who died one hundred and thirty
. , , . .
reais since, of a cancer on thelowerjaw;
the ravages of the disease are still per
ceptible in the ulcerated flesh.
The eighth is the body of a working
man, which has lain here for sixty years.
In a a marble sarophagus, standing in
the vault, are said to repose the remains
of the Swedish Chancellor, Van Engie
brechten; but they are not permitted to
urnikfiufl tn miKlif vi.'is nn ftprnnnt
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of some still surviving relatives of thei
Each of these bodies retains, to a
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great decree, the appearance-peculiar (0
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liseii in nie. anus tne oweuau vjcuc
ral was a short, round faced man, inclin
ed to corpulency; his aid de camp was a
slender, well-proportioned raau. in the
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prime of life. As in general appearance,
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so also, in facial expitssion, do these bod-
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ies differ; the parchment-like skin, tho
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drawn tighily over the bones, slill shows
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something of the manner in which the
muscles beneath once worktd.
The only reasonable seiluti m of the pe
culiarity of this result for no other part
..T I t.u nlm.pti nAa.-.tf it tll:.t T ItUVCk
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is, that here all the plumber
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work of the building was executed, in
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melting and otherwise preparing the ma-1
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terial for the roof. e can only suppose,
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llien, that ihe entire clumber became so
surcharged with lead, that it has ci ntin-
utdever since logive foi th vapors which,
fo ming on antiseptic compound of lead,
have opt rated upon the cadavera expos
ed to its influence.
E. L. CAMPBELL, M. D.,
Surgeon of the steamship Washington.
New York, April 20, 1-55.
THE BLOOM OF AGE.
A good woman never grows old.
Years may pass over her head, but
'benevolence and vinue dwell in her;
heart, she is as cheerlul as when the
s-piiiig of life first opened to her view.
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hen we look upon a good woman we
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think of hei age ; she looks as
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I charming as when the rose of youth urt
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b ssouied on her cheik. That rose has
not faded yet; it will never fade.
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her neighborhood she is lhe ltiend and
oeneiacior. no ooes not respect anu
i love the woman who has passed her days
; in nets of kindness and mercy ? We
I repeat, such a woman cannot grow old.
! She will alw .ys be fresh and bu yant in
'spirits, and active in humble deed.j ol
j mercy and be nevolcnc-i. If the young
ilady desires to retain the bloom audi
i beauty of youth, let her not yield lo the
i sway of fashion and folly.; let her love
i Itch and virtue, and lo the clo-e of life
, she will retain those fee-lings which now
i make life appear a garden of sweets
ever fresh and err r.
PREACHING THE GOSPEL.
- L)r. Sprague tells ihe following anec
dote of an Evangelical clergyman of the
English Church named Jones. The sto
ry was given him by Rev. Geo. Burder.
Mr. Jones- had a college classmate,
who entered the ministry at the same
time with himself, but he was more a
man of the world, and knew little and
cared nothing, about the true gospel.
This man conversing one day with Mr.
Jones, said to htm half jocosely, half-se-
riously, "Why is it that you are so pop
ular as a preacher, and so few come lo
hear me, when everybody knows that at
the University I was considered greatly
your superior." "Why," said Mr.
Jones, "the reason is that I preach the
Gospel." "The Gospel," said the oth
er, "so do I ; almost every text I preach
upon is from Mathew, Mark, Luke, or
John." Pail Mr. Jones, "You may do
that and yet never preach Jesus Christ."
"Well," said the other, 'lend me one of
of your sermons and see what effect it
will have." He actually did lend him
one, and he preached it as he had en
gaged lo do : and as he was coming out
the Church at the close of the service,
he was accosted by a man, who, in list
ening to the borrowed discourse, had
been thrown into a stale of anxiety in re
spect to his salvation. Says the minis
ter, somewhat confus'-d by Ihe strange
result of his preaching, "Wait, wait ;
say nothing about it til. the people have
all gone out." After the congregation
had retired, the anxiou inquirer began
further to explain himself when the cler
gyman interrupted him by saying
"But what is the matter with you? I
see no occasion for your making yourself
unhappy." "Matter, replied he ; why
your preaching has made me feel like a
condemned criminal, and I fear there is
no mercy for me "
"Well, really," said the minister, "I
am very sorry that I have wounded your
feelings I had no intent on of doing it ;
but since you have got into this uncom
fortable state, i advise you to go and see
A NEW DESTROYER.
I New York State militia sends to the 2Vt
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I square feet, be ore lhe sound of lhe can
heard s i 1 .
1 non reached their ears, and that, loo,
with a mineiture bah whose weight,
I when charged, did not exceed nine
I pounds. Prof. Andeison has accom-
Wm. J Ke'log, Engineer of the 41st
; formerly professor of
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! MuM-w malir-s in I. tin
Natural Sciencs and
i Mathematics in Clinton Li! eral Institute,
I has invented an entirely new incendiary
' shell which is considered to be one of
j the great discoveries of the age. First,
I he will wrap in flames any fortification
that the AmerLan p ople can erect, ei
ther of stone or wood. Second, any
nhipping. Third, any city in fifteen
minutes I must say, judging from the
expeiiments made, that these positions
f . .
will De sustained in neiu or manue ser-
vice. A six pounder was charged with
powder and shell, and was ured at some
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rocks at a si'itable distance. Electricity
could not be more sudden than was (ho
ignition ujwn the rocks ; corruscat ons
..f 1...1.1 .-. .. ... t', ft a l.ial in tKa our
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eman .tins' from materials under the most
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intense ignition. It rained very hard
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but notwithstanding the rain it burned
on the rocks twenty fie minutes, and
in various places on ihe grass, which vas
exceedingly wet. queers upon cneers
burst forth from the gazers when they
' saw the flames bursting forth from the
bare rocks, covering an area of twenty
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laded suduen ignition in gunnery, hiiu
that from a cannon in perfect safety.
He is warmly opposed lo war, but con
siders lhe more destructive the agent
used, the more will they tend to lessen
the c ances of that great evil.
I candidly believe, from what I have
witnessed, that Sevastopol, or any other
f..tift..uri..n miwt j.nrr.n(!f r whenever
this' atent is employed with suitable
I ; farl;iL. He has already had
j comraUnication fiom various govern
menls Gf Europe res eciing it.
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! Illinois, conhrms all the statements huh
to published of the vast gram crops now
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j on the ground and being gathered in that
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country. Between St. Louts and incen
1 in. , . .
. lies a great deal of wheat is rotting 0.1
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.: the giound, for want of labor or maclnn-
A friend of ours recently returned from
n t1.i--.u.rli 'Vr.rtlii'rn anil Southern
ery to see lire it. Our informant hailed
.ne well to do old farmer near Carlylo
Station, who, though half a dozen pleth
oric stacks stood guard round Lis bam,
seemed to have abandoned twenty or
thirty aens of fine wheat, and asked,
mIVIh. rl... n-irl.l .l.int fun li.-irvest that
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"rain 1 "Lord, draw lea eut tne
looking toward the barn,
4 L o r-d , I've got enough. Cincinnati
The moie riyht we go ahead, there's
' the m"re I'ft to go it on.
An illustration of true Yankee spint, '
which occurred in the army is related in
the New Orleans Delta. Four young
mcu from Maine, found that by enlisting,
and observing while in the army, a rig
id system of sobriety and economy they
would rather improve than dissipate their
fortunes. As comrades they entered the
nrmy, and comrades they continued in
it. Doing their duties like good soldiers
but husbanding their pay like provident
men, who looked forward for a hereafter.
The term of their enlistment expired a few
days b. fore the battle of Palo Alto, and
they were paid and discharged. They
bad each or (hem some three or four hun
dred dollars which, with their thrift, in
telligence and industry, was a capital
quite sufficient to insure them an inde
pendence in the lumber business of their
native S ate. Cn Ieainins that a battle
was expected in a few days they again
deposited their money with the paymas
ter ; asked permission to take their old
places in their respective companies, and
to be suffered to take part in the perform
ance, just as long as they would last.
Their request was granted : they nobly
sustained their par si Ihe military dance
of the two glorious days the 8tb and
9 th of May. The deadly strife over,
they called for their terapor rily depos
ited pay it was cheerfully giv.-n them :
they bid a long farewell to the " pride,
pomp and circumstance of glorious wars"
left n board the first boat and they are
at this time " up to their eyes" in the
lumbei business, in the Stale of Maine.
Wh"-n fame is regarded as the -end,
and merit as only the means, men are
apt to dispense with the latter, if the for
mer can be had without it.
We have on our table a catalogue of
this flourishing institution. It is located
on the high and beautiful giounds north--.
west of Cincinnati, and about six miles
distant from it. Under the energetio
supervision of President I. J. Allen, as
sisted by a large and able corps of pro
fessors, it has rapidly increased the num
ber of ils students, and now rants among
the largest and best patronized colleges
of Ohio. It has 303 students on its list
of names. The course of study is thor
ough and comprehensive. The Farmers'
department is the distinguishing feature
of the school. A large and magnificent
farm has been purchased, adjacent to the
college halls, where the theory as well
as the practice of scientific farming are
taught. We have heard this institution
meationed with much favor by many per
sons. The high character of Dr. Allen
will not fail to sustain its reputation. The
first session will commence on the 5th of
September. State. Journal.
HENRY CLAY'S FAMILY MANSION.
The Louisville Journal recently charg
ed Mr. James B. Clay, son of the great
statesman, with tearing down the old
family mansion for personal gain. Mr.
CI iy indignantly denies the chaige ; and
enters into a lengthy explanation of his
conduct. He says that the old edifice
was almost ready to tumble down, and
that he was compelled lo have it rebuilt.
A portion of the timbers he caused to be
I converted into canes, and devoted the
j proceeds to charitabl - purposes. This ia
I all very well ; but in our judgement, it
j would be f etter to let the yeuerable edi
; fice fall by the hand of time, as fell the
j great man who built it. C eveland Lea
1 What is Lovx ? You may go into a
j ball room where there are two hundred
I women. One 1 undred and ninety-nine
j of them you will pass with as much in
j difference as one hundred and ninety-
nine pullets ; but the two hundredth ir
resistibly draws' you to her. There are
one hundred handsomer and ninety-nine
cleverer ones present ; but she alone has
the magnet that attiacts you. " Now,
I what is that magnet ? Is it her manner
, that charms ? Is i her voice that strikes
; on one of those thousand and one chords
; of your nervous system, and makes- it
; vibrate, as sound does hollow glass ? Or
i.do her eyes affect you, so that you have
i no time to reflect, and no opportunity for
.' your head to judge how you can digest
(he notions tbey have put into it ? Or is
i it animal magnetism ?
Tuose writers who never go farther
into a subject than is compatible with
making what they say indisputably clear
to man, woman and chil 1, miy be the
lights of this age, but they will not be
the lights of another.
D'Aubigne'i;, in his history of the
; Reformation says, "The GospeTtriuinplis
by the blood of its confessors, not by its
Moset i well spent in purchasing
! tranquility of mind.
i Fkar, either as a principle or a motive
, is ihe beginning of all evil.