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AUGUST 22,- 1355.
ONE BOIXAB AND JPU'TT CENTS
FEB A9WVM, UL ADVANCE.
WHOLE NO: 8029. t
From the Ln:ulon Farmer Magazine.
THE HARVEST HYMN.
Gd of ike rolling rear! to Th?e
Our song ehallrise, irhose bounty oura
In many a gixxtly gift.ith frt .
Ami liberal haud.feur Autumn stores;
Ka&retlingf of our floclc we alw.
No soaribg clouds of incense rise.
But on Thy hallowed shrine we lay
Our grateful hearts in McriGce.
Borne on TIi hreatli.the lap of Spring
Was heaped with many a tt looming flower;
And smiliu? Summer jnyel t iiring
Tbe muhi.ieind the pentle shower; .
And Autumn ''ttich luxuriance now.
The ripening teed, the-tartin7 shell.
The go Men sheaf and lad en e J l-ouU,
. The story f Thy bounty tell.
No tueuial throng, in princely dome,
II ere wait a titled lord's leriest,.
Bat many a fair and peace fu' home
Hath found Thy peaceful dove a guest;
No groves of palm our fields adorn,
No myrtle shades or orange bowers,
But rustling meads of golden corn,
And fields of waring grain arc ours.
Safe in Thy care, the landscape o'er.
Our flocks and herds securely stray;
No tyrant master claims our store.
No ruthless robber rends away;
No fierce Tolcano's withering shower.
No fell simoon, with poisonous hreath.
Nor huruiug sun with baleful power.
Awake the fiery plagues of death.
And here shall rise cur song to Thee,
Where lengthened vle anl pastures lie.
And streams go singing wild and free.
Beneath a Mae and smiling sky ;
Where ne'er ws reared a mortal throne.
Where crowned oppressors never trod.
Here at the throm of Heaven alone.
Shall man in reverence bow to God.
LET THE HEART BE BEAUTIFUL.
&o the heart, the heart is beautiful,
I care not for the face,
I ask not what the form may lack
Of dignity or grace;
the mind le filled with glowing thoughts
And the soul with sj mpatny.
What matter though the cheek be pale,
Or the eye lack brilliancy.
Though tfce cheek, the cheek is beautiful.
It soon znay lose its bloom, .
And the lustre oT the eye 1 quenched
' In the darkness of the tomb;
But the glory tf tue mind will live.
Though the liioom of life depart.
And oh! the chj.mi can never die
Of a true and noble heart. :
The lips that e'llMlf-ffhta
Have a beriv all their awn
For gentle wwls sire sweeter far
' Than mus-c's softest tone;
And though Vhe voice be harsh or shrill
Thcx bids th oppressed go fiee.
And soothes the woes of the sorrowing one.
That voicv it sweet to me.
(From the Sandusky City Virror.
THE LOST BOY.
AN INCIDENT IN THE OHIO PENITENTIARY
BT iHE VtlDCX.
I bad been but a few months in chanre
of the prison, -when my attention was at
tracted to, and deep interest felt in th
numerous beys and young men who were
confined therein and permitted to work
in the same shops with old and harden
ed convicts. This interest was increased
on every evening, as I saw them con-
gregated in -gangs, marching to their J
meals, and thence to their g'oomy !
oearooms, wnica are more lite uvinr
sepulchers, with iron shrouds, than
sleeping apartments. These young men
and boys, being -shortest in height,
brought up the rear of the companies as
they marched to the terrible 'lock step,'
and consequently more easily .attracted
attention. To see many youthful forms
and bright countenances mingled with
old and hardened scoundrels whose vis
ages betokened vice, malice and crime,
was sickening to the soul. But there
was om among the boys, a lad bout
seventeen years of age, who bad partic
ularly attracted my attention ; not from
anything superior in his countenance or
general appearance, but by the look of
utter despair wlrch ever sat upon his
brow, and the silent uncomplaining man
ner in which he submitted to all the
hardships of prison life. He was often
complained of, by both officers and men.
"and I thought unnecessarily, for 'light
and trivial offences against the rules, of
propriety; jet he seldom had any ex
cuse or apology, and nev r denied a
charge. He took the reprimanl, and
once a punishment, without a tear or a
murmur, almost as a matter of couisc,
seemingly thankful that it was no worse.
.He had evidently seen b tier days, and
enjoyed the light of home, parents and
friends,.if not the luxuries of life. But
tbe light of hope seemed lo have gone
out his heafth was poor his face pale
his frame fragile and no lire beamed
in his dark grey eye ! I thought every
night, as Iaw him maich to his gloomy
. bed, that I would go to Lim and learn
Lis history but there "were so many
duties to perfoiin, somuch lo learn and
to do, that, day after day passed, and
I would neject him having meiely
learned thai liU name wasArthur Lamb,
and that his crime was buiglary and
larceny, indicating a very bad boy for
one so young, lie had already been
mere a y ar, and had two more io serve
" He never could outlive his seaumee, and
his countenance indicated that he felt it.
Me worked at stoae-eutting, on the Slate
House hence my opportunities for see-
drew from him, in substance, the follow
silent j,,,, s;01y :
in' liim we e less than if lie had worked
the prison yard still his pale sad hice
haunted tut day and night, and I reolv
ed thai on the next Sabbath, as he came
from school, I would end for him and
learn his history. It-happened", howev
er, that I vyis one day in a store, waiting
for the transaction of some business, and
having picked up an old newspaper, 1
read and re-read,"w!;ile delayed, until at
last my eye fell upon an advertisement
of "A Lost Doy ! Information wanted ol
a boy named Arthur ," (I will not
g:ve. his real name, for perhaps he is still
living;) and then followed a description
of the by, exactly corresponding with
that of the young convict, Arthur Lamb.
Then there was somebody who cared lor
the poor boy, if indeed it was him ; per
haps" a mother, his father, his brothers
and sisters, who were searching for him.
The advertisement was nearly a year old,
yet I doubted not ; and as soon as the
convicts were locked up, I sent for Arthur
Lamb. He came, as a matter of course,
with the same pale uncomplaining face
and hopeless gait, thinking, no doubt,
that something had gone wrong, and been
laid to his charge
I was examining the Convict's Rejns
trr when l.e came in'; and hen I looked
up, there he stood, a jierfect image of
despair. I aeked him his name. lie re
plied : ,
"Arihur what?'' said I sternly.
"Arthur Lamb," he answered hesi
'Have you a father or a mother liv-
His eye brightened his voice quiver
ed, as he exclaimed
"Oh! have you heard from mother?
Is she alive? is she well?" and tears,
which I had never seen him shed before,
ran like great rain drops down his cheeks.
As he became calm :rom suspense, I told
him I had not heard frutn his parents', but
that I had a paper I wished him to read.
He took the advertisement which I had
cut from the paper, and as he read it ex
"That's me ! that's me V and again
sobs and tears choked his utterance.
1 assured him that the advertisement
was all I could tell him about his pa
rents, and that, as it requested informa
tion, I desired to know what I should
write in reply. The advertisement di
rected information to be sent to the edi
tor of the Christian Chronicle, at New
" Oh. do not write !" be said, "it will
break poor mother's heart !"
I told him I must write; and that it;
would be a lighter blow to his mother's j
feelings, to know where lie was than the '
terrible uncertainty which must haunt!
her mind day and ni"ht. So he con-
Sl.nted; and taking him to my room, I
His father was aresrectable and weal-
thy mechanic in an interior town of the
Siate of New York. At the holding of
the state Agricultural Fair, in his native
town, he got acquainteM with two stran-
ger boys, older than himself, who per
suaded him, to run away from home, and
go to the West. He foolishly consented,
with high hopes of happy times, new
scenes aud great fortune ! . They can;;
as far as Clev eland, where they remained
several days. One morning the other
two boys came to his room early, and
showed him a large amount of jewelry,
kc, which they said they had won at
cards during the night. Knowing that
he was in need of funds to pry his board,
they pressed l im to take some of it for
means to pay his landlord. But before
he had dispo-ed of any of it, they were!
all three arrested for burglary, and as a!
of the properly laken from the
store which had been robbed was found
in his possession, he too was tried, con
victed and sentenced. He had no friends,
no money, and dared not to write home;
so, hope sank within him he resigned
himself to his fate, never expecting to
get out of prison, or see his parents
Up n inqu'ning of the two young con
victs who came -with Lim on the same
charge,. I learned that what Arthur had
stated wastrictly true, and lhat his crime
was keeping bad company, leaving his
home, and unknowingly receiving stolen
goods. Questioned separately, they all
told the same story, and.left no doubt in
my mind of Aithur's innocence. Full of
compassion for the unfortunate little fel
low, I sat down and wiote a full descrip
tion of Arthur, his condition and history,
as I obtaiued it from him, painting the
horrors of the place, the hopelessness of
bis being reformed there, tven if guilty,
and the probability of his never living
out his sentence, aud describiiif the pro
cess to be used to gain his pardon. This
I stt according to the directions in the
advertisement. But wetk after week
passed, and no answer came. The boy
daily inquired if I had heard from his
Those who know Gov. Wood, will nol
wonder thai he was easily prev iled up
portion i oa m suc'' n case ; and the pardon was
mjiher; until at lail "hope long defened
seemed to. make Jiis heart i-ick," and
again he drooped and pined. At last a
letter came such a letter ! It was from
the llev. Dr. Bellows, of New York. He
had been absent to a distant city, but the J
moment he read my letter the good man
responded. The father of the poor boy
had become almost msane on account of
his son's long and mysterious absence.
He had left his former place of residence,
had moved from city to city, from town
to town, and traveled up and down the.
country seekiig the loved and the lost !
He had spent h most of a handsome
fortune ; his wi.e, the boy's mother, was
on the brink of the irrave, pining for her
first bi:rn, and "would not be comforted."
They then lived in a Western city, whith
er ih'y had gone in the hope of finding
or forgetting their boy !-or that a change
of scene might assuage their grief. He
thanked me for my letter, which he had
sent to the father, a ad promised his as
sistance to procure the young convict's
This news I gave to Arthur; he seem
ed pained and pleased hope and fear,
joy and gritf.Tilled his heart alternate
ly ; but from thence his eye beamed
brighter, hit, step was lighter, and hope ,
seemed to dance, in every nerve.
Days passed and at last there came
a man to the prison, rushing frantically
into the office, demanding to see his boy.
"My boy! my boy! Oh, let me see
The clerk, who knew nothing of the
matter, calmly asked him for the name
of h'rs son.
"No such name on our books ; your
son cannot be heie.''
"lie is here! Show him to me! Here,
sir. is your own
letter ! Why do you
The clerk looked over the letter, saw
at once that Arthur Lamb was the con
vict wanted.'and rang the bell for (lie
There is the Warden, sir; it was Lis
letter you showed."
Too much of a rooJ thing is often un
pleasant. The old man embraced me
and wept like a child. A thousand limes
he thanked me, and in the name of his
wife, heaped blessings upon my head.
But the ra tling of the great iron door,
and the jrnuing sound of its hinges indi
ca ed the approach of Arthur, and I con
ducted the excited parent into a side
parlor. I then led his son to his em
brace. Such a half shriek and agonizing
groan as the old man gave, when he be-
held the altered appearance of the boy.
as he stood,clad in the degrading stripes,"
and holding a convict's cap in. his hand,
1 never heard before! I have s?en many
similar scenes nnce, and become enured
to them; but this one seemed as if it
would burst my brain !
1 drew up and signed a pe!ition for the
pardon of the young convict; and such a
deep and favorable impression did ihe
Perusal of ihe letter I wrote in answer to
the advertisement, make upon the direct-
ors, lhat they readily joined in the peti-
tion, though it was a long while before
McLean consented. lie was exceedingly
cautious and prudent; but the old man
clung to him followed him from his
office to his country residence, and there
j -the presence of his family plead anew
'his cause. At length, " excited by the:
earnest appeal of the fathei, the director
looked over the papers again his wife,
becoming inteiested, picked up the au-
; ser to the advertisement, read and then
i tears came to the rescue. Mac sa:d rath-
j er harshly, that the warden would let
all those young rascals out if he could.
Need describe the old man's joy
how he laughed and wept walked and
ran, ail impatient to see his son free ?
j When the lad came out in citizen's drei-s,
j the aged parent wa? too full for utier-
ance. He hugged the released convict
lo his bosom kissed him wept and
prayed ! Grasping my hand he tender
ed me his farm watch anything I
would lake. Pained at the thought of
pecuniary reward, I took the old mail's
arm in mine, and his boy by the hand,
and escorted ihera to the gate literally
bowing ihera awav.
I never saw them more ! But the
young man is doing well ; and long may
hi live to reward the filial affection of lis
This case may he but one among a
hundred. Where guilt is clear, there
s'.ionld be pity for youth, and some pro
per means laken lo restore them to the
j a.hsof rectitude ana honor.
Joanna Bailhe had a great admiration
ofMaculay's Roman BalUds. "But."
said, some one, "do you really accout
them as poetry !" Sue replied, "They
are poetry, il the souuds of the trumpet
be music 1 '
SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF
It would be difficult to find a more
s riking plc'ure of true moral sublimity,
than that presented in the 'Declaration of
Independence' 0f tle OTll Ameiict.n
Colonies, with the fifty-six appmdi'l
signatures. Never hefoie did human
mind and hand give to the world a doc
j ument pro lucing such results upon the
phjical, ciil, intellectual, and religious
wjild. Immediately prior to the dale
of this instrument, Htjamiu Franklin had
been exerting to llitir u'most his unri
valecf diplomatic talents to allav hose
feelings of animo ity'which subsisted be
tween Great Britain and (he infant colo
nies mutual animosity, occasioned by
the former toward the latter. Notwith
standing Franklin's righteous cause was
so ably and eloquently advocated by
tl osc two far-sighted British peers, Chrt
ham and Camden, parliament was inex-
orable.uny ielding. Franklin's unsucce:
ful emba:ey was closed, and he directed
hi. course homeward, arriving in Phila
delphia in May 1775 ; he found that
hos ilities had bioken "out between the
colonists and the British fores. It was
in the spring of 1776 that the' 1 leadi.ig
statesman of America resolved to close
this unhappy contest by an absolute and
'; i;u.,l severance of the culouies from the
j nlotl,L-r country the colonies shall be
; placed under an indenendentgovei nmcnt.
No sooner than had this been determin-
j ed, tlian the following members of Con
igiesf are appointed a committee to draft
a Declaration of Independence, viz : Jef
! ferson, Adams. Franklin, Slieiman and
I Livings on. This comniiltte was ap
j jHiinted under the fo lowing resolutions:
! " Resolved, That these United Colonies
i are, and of riglit ought to be, free and
InJe-j endef.t Stales ; that all politlieal
iconnec:i-n between them and Great Bri-
lam is, and of right ought to be : totally
i djsulved." Some discussi n was had
thereon ; and when the vote come to be
South Carolina weie against it. Dela-
wait was divided, and New York did
not vote on account of some infoimality
in the instructions of her delegates. But
j iy t),e lue fina d,.,.isiVe vote was to be
(ilkt.n llie delates from all the colonies
had either received fresh intelligence, or
more clear and distinct instructions, so
that there were at least a concurrence of
all the col )nies ; and on the 4ih of July,
17C, all tho members present, with one
exception, immortalized their names by
appending them lo this now mo;i re
nowned of all political documents.
We hav seen that a committee of five
were appointed to draft this paper ; but
its actual execution was by the nervous
and energetic pen of that man of prescint
intellect an J unparalleled acumen
Thomas Jefferson. After the author has
listened with some degrte of impatience
to the criticism offered bv h:s collenirties.
' and submitted to a few not very material
! alterations, the instrument is adopted
substau ially as first pieseuted.
We need not here quote, in whole
in art, the pioduclion now before us ;
' on each r.-lurn of l!.e "Glorious Fourth"!
we all listen with rapt attention lo its lib
erty breathing sentiment, its soul-stir
ring strains, its spi.il thrilling language.!
Lea. ing the document, allow us a few
woids about the intrepid men who sign
ed it, while English cannon were boom
ing' iu their ears. British sleel irlittering
u . ... . it-..i. i- .. i...
ueiore. uieir eyes, aim iiacn xvericu
rune dan.rh.vr over their heads. .
r o a
If we ccunt the names before us, we
! shall find then fifty six in number. Fif
ty six! . The number is significant !
Soire one has said of it, "The greatest
fifty-six the world ever saw-all Europe
couki not lift it." Foremost of this
grand galaxy, is the firm, undaunted,
and massive signature of "John Han-
' cock." Some vvisea res would have
believe that character may be read
an inspection of hand-wri ing. Perhaps
Hi s would be no difficult tas't if, as
ihe instance now before us, there were
ciicumstances sufficient to ccmpel the
writer "to throw his whoh soul on
point of his pen." That such was
case on the occasion here brought
view, is iutlieieuily evinced by the oral
it-mark which immediately succeeded
, . , , , T . 3
tins bold act. It isa well known histor
. .... . .
, ical .act, that in consequence of his reso-
lute and unceasing elibrts to rouse
viuiu?i--i iv ui figdiiisi uiiosu ivraiiuv,
John Hancock had so much incurred
.. :.. i i. .
, resentment of llie home
that a reward of one thousand pounds
had been offered for his a iprehension.
... ' r
It was in allusion to this, when, having
in such mammoth characters affixi-d
i naiusj to the Declaration, he threw down,
his pen witii the remark; " There
Johnny Bull can read lhat without spec-
lacles ; let him double his reward-1
fy him !" His grateful countrv is,
ever will be proud of him.
' Farther along the list we meet
l.has. Car lull, of CarroUon. At
time, there were to be found ia this sec-
tioa of the country quite a number of I
Carrols, anj m)e tlianone of these
zealous in the struggles of the day, bore
the Christian name of Charles. Whitf
CarrcJ had simply written Cuarles'fcar-
rol,' a member near him remarked :
There is ot much danger for you.
seeing there are others who- bear the
same name." " Is there not ?" he
pliedj and immediately added, of Car-
rolicS, thus distinctly designating
where he might be found if KingGgorge
had. any special desire t see him the J
Charles Carrol, who had the audacity to
shake his clenched fist in the face of the
growling lion. . .
. Such were the men of the time ; but
where did these heroes lmil from? Which
of the several bright" stars of our grand"
constellation claim the honor of their na
tivity ? We have enured upon this in
quiry with some care, llie loliowing
the result of our investigation: Vir
ginia stands foremost. She gave nhie.
Next comes Massachusetts with eight.
Maryland is next in the train wit'h five.
South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jer
sey, and Connecticut, each contributed
four. Delaware, New York, jind Ire
land, each gave three. Rhode Island,
England and Scotland two aSli. Maine,
New Hampshire, and South Wales, each
A few other facts connected with this
paichment may not be entirely devoid of
of interest. At the time it was signe 1,
Benjamin Franklin was the- oldest man
his age was seventy, he having been
bora in Boston, "Massachusetts, in 1706.
Edvard Rutledge, of South Carolina,
was the youngest ; his age was twenty
seven. He was junior to Thomas Lnch,
of South Carolina, by but three months.
At no great distance from the name
of Hancock, we meet with the ."zigzag
signalure of " Stephen Hopkins." Not
wi.hunJing Mr. Hopkins belonged to
theemiuenily peaceful society of Fritnds,
we believe, had circumstances required
it, he would nol have been slow to un
sheath the sword in defence of the lib
erties of his beloved country. The ven
erable patriot seized the pen with a pal
sied hand buL with a dauntless spirit.
Some one near him at. the time, pointing
to the irregularly traced au'ograph, re
marked " You write with a trembling
hand." Ah,"' it was instantly replied,
"John Bull will find 1 havn'l got a trem
Whether John Morton, of Delaware,
or Button Gwinnett, of England, first de
scended to the tomb, we cannot now
speak confidently ; both died in 1797
Sir. Gwinnett, M iy 27 ; the day or
month of Mr. Morton's death cannot row
be correctly ascertained. Charles Car
rol stands forth with marked peculiarity
on this list. Not only is he the only one
who gives his place of residence, but he
was the last survivor of the illustrious
b ,u3- a,,J als0 attained to a greater age
tI,an any ,,f tl,e rcst' llc bcin-' at tl,e
tim" of his dealh' ovtmber 14th 1832,
n''"-'7-five- Thomas Lynch, one of the
two youngest at the time of signing, was
lle youngest in dealh ; he died in
1780' ayed thirty -one. Thomas Jeffer-
t - I T I 1 V. .1. .1-1
son ami Joi.n Auams oom meu on tue
41,1 fJal! of lllt Siim " eiir- V"25 ' tl,e
former at the age of eighty-three, the
lal,t'r ninety one.
. j ve have be-n able to ascertain the
several p"es of fiftv-ihr e of these dis-
tn;ruished men at the time lh( v signt
i the Declaration. Their unite ages pre-
' sents an aggregate of two thousaud three
, hundred and thirty-six years, giving an
aou t0 e;"h of fly-four years and
twenty seven days. T.,e aggregate
ycars at death ot" fiftrtw0 "f ""s nura'
b r' (the as of thu t,lhvr f,mr we hiive
no n,eans of free ly ascertaining.) is
three thousand three hundred and n.nely-
onu : average sixty-five. Three ot these
lived to be raoie lhan nin ty ; twelve
more than eighty ; twenty one attained
to n,ore tlian sev' nty- " lltru tIsu
we look for such instances of longevity i
It will be seen at once that the daring
deed ihev had committed did not fright-
en them to death.'
Wiir did roc, Makv ? ' M ny, why
ili.l vim Li-i vi in i- hand to the voung
. -. ., .' :i
gentleman oppo-ite, this morning .' said
, e , ,. ,, - , ,, , .
1 a careful parent lo his blooming daugh-
f.-llow had the impudence
to throw a kiss cle: r acioss the stieet to
me, aud, of course, I Ihrew it back.'in-
Y.u wouldn't have had me
a , i i. , ; ,v.m,i,i
.encourage him by keeping l., woulil
; vou :
" -,..., ..a,.,i riativ. u ,.
l U'lMV-U'UO ' - -' -
viuced that he drew an erroneous infer-
A kino or a prince becomes by acci-
l k'nl a Part of history. A poet or an
artist become by nature and necessity
P:,rl ol """"""J-
A lik, though it I e killed and dead
can sling sometimes like a dead wap.
THE MAMMOTH TREES.
The followmg description of the Mam
moth Trees-of California has been hand
ed us aud we publish it, believing that
it will interest our readers.
The Mammoth Trees are in Calaveros
county, California. There are about 85
of tliem in a grove contained in an-arca
of about 50 acres. "
The Big Tree (which was cut down
and a part of the bark sent fb New York)
is not the largest in the grove, but it was
the largest perfect tree. R was about
95 feet iu circumference,- and measured,
alter it was cut and felled, 3J0 Teet in
length, wiih a stump 8 feel high. By
counting the growths of the stump it .ap-J
peared to be more than three thousand
3 ears old. It took five men twenty-five
days to fell the. tree, which was dpne by
borinii it with a large auger, and it took.1
tlu-ee week's to strip off the bark for the
length of fifty feet.
The trees have been named by the
proprietor of the ground for the conveni
ence of description. . , ,.
- The Miner's Cabin is about GO feet in
circumfettr.ee and 300 feet high. It ta
pers up regularly from the extreme base
to the top of the cabin, about 40 feet.
It ha'- an opening in front 37 feet high
and about 2 feet wide. '
The three sisters, a croup evidently
from the sat.e root, are each about 300
eet high, and measure, 92 feet in cir
cumference. They are perfect, and are
the most beautiful growth in the grove,
and are over 200 feiUo the first limb.
The Pioneers'.Cabin is aome 150 feet
high and i broken off.
The Bachelor, very rough bark, up
wards of 300 feet "high and 60 ft kreir-
The Hermit is 320 feet high, 75
circumference and L very straight.
Ileicules is 353 feet high, 107 feet in
circumlerence, and is the largest stand
ing tree. It is estimated that i will make-,
725,000 feet of lumber. It is much
burned on one side.
The Hdsband and Wife are upwards
of 250 feet each, and are 60 feet in cir
cumference. The Family Group consists of 26 trees
called the Father. Mother, and 24 Chil-
I dreo. The Father was blown down
j mauy years since. It measures 1 10 feet
in circumference, and is upvyards of 450
! feet long, to where it is broken, and
estimated at 500 feet in all its length
j when standing. It is near 40 feet
I circumference at its top. It is hollow
i the entire length of 300 feet, and
large enough to ride into on horseback.
' A tine spring of Very cold water rises
! its roots say onj-half the tree. The
Mother is 91 feet in circumference inside
j of the bark, and is 327 feet high. The
bark has been taken from it lo the height
j of 1 16 feel, for the purpose of being sent
to England.. At the top of the bark
: 10 inches thick, at the bult it is 1 feet
: thick. A man fell from the height
115 feet off this tree and was not killed.
The 24 Children are all very near
large as the Mother.
The Mother and Son are 93 feet in cir
cumference ; the Mother 320 feel high,
j and the 300 ftet
The Siamese Twins and Grandson.
The twins have one trunk, but bodies
seperate at 40 or 50 feet, and run up 300
The Old Maid is 60 feet in circurafer-
i ence, and 250 feet high.
The Hoiseback Ride is an old fallen.
luillotr trunk feet lonir. throuirh
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which persons ride nei-rly 150 feet.
is much decayed and hurned.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is about 3 )0 feet
high and 95 feet in circumference.
Reau y of the Forest is about 65 feet
in circumlerence and 300 f.-et high.
is straight, slender and free i f limbs,
and has a beautiful green top.
botanists say thtre are no trees in
part of the country like l hem. They
! probably belong to the Cypress family,
j The grove is 4550 feet above San
Fr-ineisco, and 2400 feet above Mur
phy's diggings. XorrUtotcn Herald.
Heaven knows how many simple let-
ters, from simple minded women,
! been kissed, cherished and wept over
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I men of far lofiier intellect. So it will
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! wavs be, to thrt end of tune. ItHa
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i lesson worth learning by these yourg
j creatures who seek to ailure bv their
complishments, or dazzle bv the-rgenius,
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that though he may admire, no
ever loves a woman for these things.
He loves her for what is essentially dis
i tinct from, though not incompatible
! them her woman's nature and woman's
i heart, this is why we so often see
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man of high genius or intellectual power
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j ,ake un(o Ilis bosom somu wavs;d flow
er, who has nothing on earth, to make
worthy of him, except lhat she is
so few of your " female celebrities"
J a true woman,
A SAD CASE-FRUITS OF GAMBLING.
How irresistible, when once acquired,
is the base passion for gambling. Few
there are who, when once they hazard a
sum, have courage und determination to
throw off the spell that is upon them and .
thus save their fortunes and their respect
ability. And how many t'lousands there
are who annually go down to ignominy,
.and perhaps death, through their unsa
lable desire to try again.
We have a case in point : Barnabas
Bates, an aged, and in former years an
industrious, thrifty farmer, was yester
day, "and the third time within a week,
picked up in the street inn state of stu
por. Upon search'ng him at the station
house, fifteen blank lottery tickets were
found in his pocket-book. He was pla
ced in a cell, where he slept off the ef
fects of ihe" liquor he ,had drunk, and
when "s'ober" reason had assumed her
swa" he experienced the most poignant
"grief- . ;
His-story is a lamentable one: - Bates
married young, and for years eultivatedf
a small farm three miles from Utica.
He was industrious, honest and courted.
Fortune smiled npon his efforts, and his.
labors were rewarded .with bountiful
crops. In time, he amassed quite a for
tunesome 830,000. He was btessed
with a goodly' number of sons and
daughters, and bid. fair, to go down to
Ins grave in peace ; Din iweive- years
ao he was induced to "try his luck,"
and purchase a lottery ticket:, The pas-"
sion once-acquired, he could not stop,
and from that day to this, he has been
constantly gambling in lottery tickets
worthless bits of parchment. " His farm,
his wife and children are all gone. The -farm
for lottery tickets, his wife into her
grave, and his children all married and
scattered in all quarters. He caine 'to
this city some two weeks since:, having
in his possession the last of his worldly
effet Yesterday the .List. penny was
squandered, and he now stands a fair
prospect of finding a home in the Peni
tentiary. He remarked to Chief Morgan
yesterday, that he was a ruined man,
that lii'e was indifferent to him, and that
he cared not what disposition was made
with his case. "Yet," said the old man,
"I blame no one ; 'twas my own fault ;
I brought this on myself; I am 66 years
old, and I know I hav'nt much longer
What a lesson does this old man teach
he rising generation. Albany Argu.
A REVOLUTION IN BOOK AND SHOE
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nolw.thstanding the first opposiliod. to
man,, , ,. .
i labor-saving machines, experience has
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A.few days since in Utica, a nu-r.ber
of Frenchmen were negotiating for the
es'ablishment in that city of a manufac
tory of Boots and Shoes by machinery.
The exploits of these machines are well
nigh marvellous, but th3 assertions of
these gentlemen are so backed up by au
thentic documents as to prelude the sup-
f ' position of imposition. It is said that
' the manufacture of a fine shoe will cost
i but ten cents, and that of a fine boot fif-
teen to twenty cents. If these things be
so, lap stones and waxed ends will soon
be at a discount. Specimens of coarse
and fine work of tvery variety, and of
most admirable finish, are shown, and
the most ample guaranty is offered as
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the matter is now public, and that im
mediate steps are to be taken to organ
ize a company. Tne Telegraph says
that the owners are now in Washington
securing a patent for their machine, and
it thus speaks of its performance :
The machine is so perfect that it is
only necessary lo place in it two pieces
of sole and uppper leather, and in an in
credibly short space of time it turns out
a complete boot or shoe, as desired.
We learn that a number of capitalists of
this city are negotiating for the put chase
of the patent, and that it is their inten
tion, should they succeed in securing it,
to purchase the Globe Mills and convert
tin m into an extensive boot and shoe
manufactory, employing some seven
hundred hands. A gentleman in this
city, new extensively interested in man-
ufacturing, is in New York negotiating
fjr the purchase of this patent.
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Tim marhniPS can ha run bv women
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and boys, and their proper management
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does not require any knowledge of the
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; present way of making boots and shoes,
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The greatest hopes are entertained from
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Uiway9 uiauuiiioivu mii uiuiijr auu
benefit. Perhaps no branch of business
has for years kept so near a stand slill
n j i l mo nil f'irt nr. tf Iirvtta a n A cKruku
! few improvements reaching that branch
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I of mechanics, and who knows but the
. i,mu hq inm n-h(n an nnnrpnmpn i it
stride ahead will astonish all shoemakers.
' . Traveliso. now-a-days, consists iu
living on railways, and sleeping at notels.
Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, passed thro '
this city this morning, on his way east,
remaining here ome two hours. Toledo ',
Republican, 4th. . .
Yes, we understand he did ; and the '
passengers in the car graced by his pres
ence had a fair specimen of his animus.'
At Fremont, a lady and gentleman came .
aboard, and after considerable search,
tho lady fonnd a seat immediately behind;
mat in which Stephen A. Douglas was
seated alone ; while her companion '
sought accommodations with a- stranger,
on a reversed seat in front of and facing '
Douglas. Whereupon the followio con
versation occurred :
Douglas Look here," stranger, don't
you crowd in here - - -.
Traveler I find no seat having more
room than this, or I would gladly take it.
UouglasWt too 'warm for two in a
seat. I guesa you can find room in th .
other cart. ' '' "."-.. v ;.
Traveler do not "think I shall try.
If you have a better claim to two ttaii
than I hare to wk," and will establish "
that claim, I will stand np. . : .
.'Without carrying his bullying prop'en- '
sities to forcible resistance, Stephen A.
Douglas, the great light of the Pierce
Democracy, concluded to submit to what .'
he could not prevent, and the traveler
look the seat, Dn.erent . treatment
might be expeeted of United States Sen
ators generally, but it was not in bad
keeping with the author of the Nebraska
treachery Sanduky Register. .' -
A STRUGGLE FOR LIFE.
Some one recentiTthrew a large m'aa- V
tiQlog into the Genesee river, near the"
falls, at Rochester, N. Y. The Union
"So strongly was the sympathy of
spectators excited in b half of the poor "
brute, that money would have been free-"
jy given for his "rescue ; ' but fhat'Vas
impossible, without a great' risk of hu -man
life. But a few moments were oc-'
enpied in calculating the chances of the'
dog. He resisted, with much power; the'
tide that bore him -onward, but all to no'
purpose He passed over the dam, rose
to the surface and struck out sagaciously'
for one of the piers of the railroad bridge.'
He did not reach it, but was taken swift-.'
Iy over , the Great Tails, yhe special
tors, or some of them, hastened to get a"
view of the river below, all hoping that
the dog would yet be saved from death.'
And they were not disappointed. ! In a" "
few minutes after he went over he was' C
seen to emerge from the boiling foam,
at the bottom of ihe sheet, and strike out
for the shore, which was speedily gained.'
The spectators breathed freer and wel-'
corned the dog to the shore withshouta!
of joy." - '
Melascholt. A bachelor friend of
ours says that he never attempted to
make but one speech to a woman, and
then did not succeed. It wis a beaaful'
moonlight night, and he caught her hand
ani. dropped on his knees. He only saw
a streak of calico as she went over the
bars. - He did not see her again for a
fortnight, and then a fellow was feedings
her with molasses candy and ginger cake
at a circus.
A PERSON recently returned from Ea- '
rope, told his friends that he had been
presented at court, there.
"Did you see the Queen there ?" ask-:
"Wall, no, I didn't see' her, 'zactly,
but I seed one of her friends a judge. .
Yer see," he continued, " the court I .
was presented at happened to be a police .
A Cool Rbqobst and a Cool Answer.
One very cold night a Physician, down '
east, was aroused from his slumbers, by '
a very loud knocking at the door. After
some hesitation he went to the window
and asked, "Who's there?" "Friend,"
was the answer. "What do you want?"
"Want to stay here all night," "Stay-
there llien," was the benevolent reply.
''Bora," said a .village pedagogue the .
other day, "what is the meaning of all 4
thai noise in the school room." ,
" It is Bill Sikes, sir, who is all the
time imitating a locomotive."
" Come up here, William ; if you ,
have turned into a locomotive, it is high -.
lime you were switched off."
If the " deepest . and best affections
which God has given us sometimes brood -over
the heart like doves of peace they
sometime suck "out our own life-blood
like vampires. '
As what we call genius arises put of :
the dispioporiionate power and size of a -certain
faculty, so Ihe difficulty lies in
harmonizing with it the rest of the char-; :
acter. r'f', - , :
Ir we Can still love those who have--made
us suffer, we love ihera all the