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COME TO ME IN DREAMS.
Exceedingly fine are the following verses by
TaaMTica, of the Louisville Journal, and the re
uponte by Lixdosa, maid of the Southern clime,
ti swtet and to the point no dallying, no wait
ing to think on the subject, but she speak out
boldly, and says "she's ready." But read them
Come In beautiful renins, lore,
Oh. come to me oft,
When the light wing of seep,
On my bosom lies soft;
Oh, come when the fa
In the moon's gentle light.
Beats loir on the ear,
Lite the pulse of the night
When the sky and the ware,
Wear their loveliest hue, v
When the dewson the flower,
And the star on the dew.
Corns in beautiful dreams, love,
Oh, come und '!! stray
Where the whole Tear is crowned
Withtthe blossoms of May
Where each sound is M tweet
As the coo of the dure.
And the-galeit are as suit
As the breathings of lore;
Where the winds kiss the wares-
And the wares kiss the beach,
And our warm lips may catch
The sweet lessons they teach.
Come in beautiful drcam, lore,
Ob, come and we'll fly,.
Like two winded piriu
Of love through the sky;
With hand clasd in hand,
On dreams we'll go,
Where the starlight and moonlight
i Are blending their plow;
And on bright clouds we'll linger
Through long dreary hours,
' 'Till love's angel envy
That heaven of ours.
Yes, I'll Come in Bright Dreams.
Yes, I'll come in bright dreams, love,
I will come to thee oft
"When the light wing of sleep
On thy bosom lies soft."
When wearied with care, lore,
Thou seekest rcpoe,
And with thoughts of the dear one
Thy fond bosom glows.
, When the tear-dropH nf nature
Beam light on the Mower,
Reflecting the sky-gems,
I'll coino to thy bower.
Yes, I'll come in bright dreams, lore,
I'll come and we'll stray,
Mid the beauties of dream-land.
"; " "' And 'twill ercr seera-Maf. .
M For the touo4 of thy voice
f K Istbe 'cooof the dove," '.if
' " And no gale can be soft "
, As thy whisper of lore;
' ' ' Be thy lips tho billows,
And mine, lore, the beach,
And how often we'll con
"The sweet lessons they teaoh "
Yes, I'll come in bright dreams, love,
And oh, if it bo
Thst Lira's nit a. nRKAM.
I'll dream lore with thee;
Yes, dream 'ncath tho heaven
Of thy dark-beaming eye,
Nor e'er from its starlight,
My spirit would fly.
Then I'll come in bright dreams, lore,
And bright will it be,
It cinnot know sorrow
If spent, love, with thee.
From the Yankee Notion.
THIRTY-NINE DOLLAR MARE.
or veers ago.
' state of Maine, I chanced to linult at air-out-of
the-way tsvern in lho.se parts m Ihe bar-room
of which, during theevening, I heard the sub
stance of the following story related. It may
divtit a portion of your readers, and so I write
it out for you.
Speaking of horses remarked the leading
talker of the evening speaking of horses re
' minds me of a mare I knew a long time ago,
' when "three ra unite nafs" weie'nt so plenty
as we hear about now a days. .
There war a blacksmilh in the town where
then lived, who was rvery fair judge of a horse
and who generally owned a "rusher" for those
tin e though almost his entire fortune was
ordinarily invested in his "crab." He sold his
old mare one day, and kept liis eye open foran
other beast, when the right kind of an animal
might fall in his way
It chanced soon afterwards, that there came
to the door of his lilile shop, one dav, a gray
mare a long lnn-bod le i wench the owner
orwhitb desired to have her shod. The black
' smith looked in her mouth, (as horsemen
sometimes will,) and then he tried her dock.
He stood in Iront of her, and then beside her
and then examined ber feet and then, wentto
work to shoe ! t r.
"How old i-sl-.e?" he asked quietly, as he
.proceeded to para and trim her hoofs.
"Nine years come spring," naid the ovtjner.
The blacksmith looked in her mouth again,
and asid : "Yes you can warrant that."
"Warrant t well, she's a good least any-
how," responded the owner.
"Is she sound t"
"As a'fresh bick'ry nut."
"As a cosset sheep.?
"Maybe )Ou'd sell' fcer f" continued the
blacksmilh, slowly, as ho finished her last
"Yes," replied the owner, banding the
blacksmith a dollar for his job. "Yes, I'll
"How much money cash down I"
; " "Forty-five dollars."
'' "Five and forty. She must be a good'urf
"She i a good one."
"Pay forty, stringer, and I'll ventur to take
! The bargain w closed, the stranger walked
away wiih hirold saddle on his arm, and the
"gray mare walked into the blacksmith's little
hed stable," It was a heap of money for him
to put into a single horse, but he thought she
had good points in her making-up, notwilh
' etanding the fact that ake had'nt been over fed
of late, or to carefully groomed.
A little care and grooming veryaoon devel
oped bar more satisfactorily, and the purchaser
cnnncing 10 ue a uuzen nines irom pome one
night, "hurried no her cake'' on his wav back
, , and led a. noted three minute pelter straight
. inioiown, use open anu snuti
"Well done ! Well done, old thirty-nine,"
asid the bJaohsmitb, enthusiastically, as hean-
.plied two huge straw whispi to ber reeking
aides nor 1 ft her while a single hair wsi
turned upon her body. Well done, old 'train!
I'll tstia yon round to Walnut hill,sndtwili;see
Mi MmBdm Mik Ji h
. BT W. O.GOULD. "Fearless and Free.'' $l,50per Annum InAdvance.
NewSeries. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, O.JULY 20. 1551. Vol. 11, No. 1.
And he did take her there once, twice,!
thrice fifty times; hut he said noibing, only
that "the mare was a good creature to draw,
and he was content wth her."
At the tndoffouror five months the old man
took n leather poueh, shut up shop, and rode
his gray mare in Boston hailing at the old!
Eastern Stage House, ill Ann street. Here he,
remained quietly for three or four days, sesree-1
ly showing himself, aod never s, en King ol Ins
One evening be overheard some of the "bovs"
in the bar-room "talking horse," and he lis
"Go," laid one of then, "I rather think he
can in to fifty sure !"
"Ha hi!" roared the rest, (for three-minute
horses, even, were not very plenty at that pe
riod.) "I'd 'ike to match him .icainst some ttiinir
Ithnt can trot, Your wrigglers ondrackersaud
runners are not the thing."
"Give me a square trotter and I can just
leave him ! that's all."
"Ken you f" asked a voice near by, modestly-
The comrny turned about, and saw an un
shorn rough-visaged man aitting in his shirt
sleeves, to whom the young buck did lint reply
at all. Utir blacksmith (Tor it was he contin
ued to smoke his pipe. The boys put their
beads together for a lark and the foremost
"Perhaps you've got a horse that you would
like to exercise a little?"
"Yas," responded the rude-dressed stran
ger, "I don't mind a little exercise for the old
mare but you don't bate nothing on it, I
"Why, yes; just lor the name of the thing,
we'll go five hundred or so."
"Five hundred what?" exclaimed the green
'un jumping fro-n his chair and smashing his
pipe at the same moment.
"Five hundred dollars to besure."
"O, giteoutl You're jokiu."
"Nowe can't trot Mm short of that: it
"Wnl, now look here, nabur, I'll tell ynu
what I'll do I'll trot boss asjin boss y-.uru
agin mine in harness."
"No, sir, that won't do."
"But, live hundred! Come, say fifty; that's
But, thue was no other chance, and the
blacksmith placed his money at last in the
landlord's hands, which the sharpers instantly
"Do you know him?" they asked, as the old
ft How ro'ed off.
"No," siys the host; "he has just come in
from Salem, he says."
The preliminaries were quickly arranged,
and t lie afternoon but one following was
agreed upon for tho trot over the I'pper Mill
Dam road. Everybody ha I heard nf the queer
bet before tha next evening, and the road
I waj fined with pedestrians and carriages.
and the horse they had named was the crack
of the time; so they cared nothing about what
was to trot ogainst him, and asked no ques
" The day was clear and cool, and the black
smith had been upon tha ground full two
hours. Hi; gray mare stood at the road-side
in a wretched harness and worse gig, (though
the latter was light and strong) and several
times, s the company gathered, she had been
moved and buffeted for being iu the way
of gentlemen. She bore the persecution meek
ly, however, and the blacksmith in his shirt
sleeves said nothing.
"Where's your horse, old fellow?" asked
the confident jockey, who waa to drive his
"She'll be here in time, now. Don't go to
givin' yourself any trouhie about her, cause
you'll hev your hands full, I'm thinkin, by-and-bye.
Wot'd yer give fer that ere skillet
you've got on your yead?"
"That's my ri! ing cap, Sswney."
"Ediackly. And thern silk fixens ar'n't
them rnti-er costly?"
"Where's your horse? Time's up."
."Get out of the way, there, with that
old crowhait, shouted one of tho fust boys,
hauliue un at tli s moment, and teekuiv' to
get the place then occupied by tho black
But, there stood the mare, with her head
rlrnonine almost to her feet, seemingly much
jaded and wo-betone, when the blacksmith
hopped into the gig, lookec at ins waicn, aim
"'re we are, then, mister."
"But where' the nurse that you arc going
'Here she is."
"Well, 1 don't trot with no such skeletoi as
that, mind you," said h'n opponent, "not by a
And a furious roar of i.ie.timent went up
from the crowd.
The blacksmith infisled, however. He'd
trot his mure, or claim ll;e money, sartin .
And the animals were called lo the start
mile beats, from the croising, two best in
At the word, away they went, the horse
fairly lcndhiK the way. The mare ki-pt he
hind un to the half mile post, fell off on the
third quarter, and the horse came into the
post, a apleudid winner, in C:42 the mare
bnrnly suvmg her distance, coining nome at a
half gal op and hall trot, amid the )'ci: of the
The blacxsmith had a "friend" in the con
gregation, who had a "pile of the ready."
To be sure, mo one knew thr, and Ire
was evidently a rich man. He took all
the side bets he could muster, at big odds
against the msre. She blowed badly at
the stand, and the blacksmith looneu nsg-
gard and earnest. The crowd roared apm,
at the second start, but the roar was brief
"Now go, thirty-nine!" screams the black
smith, ax they went away on this heat.
And she did go. Instantly taking tho pole,
stretched right along, passed the half-mile
mark, finished the third quarter without a
miss-step, and came home five lengti s ahead
tn 2.-10. . '
Money beean to chance hands stain! But
the horse came np for ihe third beat, and at
the word, "now go, thirty-nine," the mare
inede an an awful imp between herself and
her compet'tor! The mare led Ihe way
aye,, every foot on it Irom the start,
and distancing her rival, passed the winning
post, well in hand, clear down in the "fhir-
Lties." She was a good "un, added our nar
. "And what became of this beast?" we in
quired.'1 " Y.
"Oh,1 he aold bar for a thousand dollars be
fore he left Bolton. ' 8be waa taken-South,
but died soon afterward, i She cost him,
with her new set of sboea, valued at one dot-
lar, forty dollars.: He called tier 'i'tinty
, . '
ffTWhy ia a min with a bad memory, eor
etouaT Becaui he isar jptiiiijr.
Talleyrand and Arnold.
There was a dny when Talleyrand arrived
in Havre, hot foot from Paris. It was th
darkest hour of the French revolution. Pur
sued bv the bloodhounds nf this reign of ter
ror, stripped of every wreck of property and
power, Talleyrand secured a passage to Ameri
ca in a ship about to sail. He was a beggar
ami a wanderer to a strange land, to earn his
daily bread by his daily labor.
"Is there nu American staying at your
house?" he asked the landlord of the hotel.
"I am bound to cross the w.ter, and woult
like a letter to a person of influence iu the
The landlord hesitated a moment, and then
"There is a genlemen up stain, sir,,
either from America or England, but wheth
er an American or Englishman, I cannot
lie pointed the way, and Talleyrand who
in his lifo was bishop, prince and prime minis
terascended the stair. A miserable suppli
cant, he stood before the stranger's .door,
knocked anil entered.
In the far corner of a dimly lighted room,
sat a man of some fifty vears, his arms folded
and bis head on his breast. From a window
direetly opposite, a flood of light poured out
upon his forehead. His eyes looked from be
neath the downrast brows, and gazed upon
Talleyrard's with a peculiar and searching
expression. His face was striking m outline
his mouth and chin indicative of an .iron
will. His form vigorous, even in the snows
of fifty, clad iu dark, but rich anddistinguish
Talleyrand advanced, stated that he was a
fugitive and under the impression that the gen
tleman before him was an American, solicited
his kind and feeling offices.
Iie poured out his history in eloquentFrench
and broken Engfisti:
"I am a wanderer an exile. I am forced
to fly to the New World, without a friend or
home. Y ai'e nu American. Give me, then, 1
beseech you, a letter of yours so that I m:iy
Lie able to earn my breid. I am willing to toil
in any manner the scenes of Paris have so
seized me with horror, that a life of labor
would be a parml se to a career of luxury in
France. You will give me a letter to your
friends? A gentleman like you has duubtie.is
.. r i ,,
The strange gent;-!njin arose!.. "With a
look that Talleyrand'iiever forgo!, he re
treated towards the doiftol the next chamSer
his eyes looked still from his darkened
He spoke as he retreated backward his
voice -was full of meaning: ,
"I am tha only man' horn in the New
World, who can raise his hand to God and
say I have not a friend not one in Ameri
ca!" Talleyrand never forgot the overwhelming
sadneaiurf-UiclaKilc wjih oooyjnflie4tl,)
"Who are you?" he cried, as thu strange
man retreated into the next loom. "Your
"My nnme," be replied, with a smile that
had mora of mockery than joy in its convul
sive expression "my name is Benedict Ar
nold!" Fie wasgone. Talleyrand sunk into achair,
gasping the words
"Aasoi.n, tiih Traitor!'
Thus, you see, he wandered over the earth,
another Cain, with the wanderer's mark upon
who was employed in the fam
ily of one of our distinguished men, s id to
him with a ;igh ;
"Only ihink your excellency, how little
money would make me happy."
"How little madame ?" s.iul the old eentle-
man. "Oh ! dear sir, or.o hundred dollars
would make tna perfectly happy."
"If that is all, von sha'l have it," and he
immediately nave it to her.
She looked at it with jov and thankfullness
and before the old gentleman was out of
hearing exclaimed, "i wish 1 bad said two
IT" We cannot help thinking how much
easier an editor's life might be made if his gen
erous patrons could only hear his "l etter l.nlf"
scraping the bottom of the flour barrel! A
man wiio can write editorials with such music
sounding in his ears can eawily walk the tele
graphic wires and turn 6uuiuiersets in the
blanches of a thorn bush."
HT"Why Sarah," remarked a schoolmaster
to a young girl, who had failed to given satis
factory answer lo a question in 'arithmetic.
"when I w.is of your age, I could answer any
question in arithmetic that was asked me."
"If you please, sir, I can give you a question
I don't think you can answer." "What is it;
Sarah ?" "Why sir, suppose one amde caus
ed the ruin of the whole human race.howjmany
suon apples would it take to make a barrel
of cider ?" Schoolmaslr-r fainted.
"O, Doctor !" said an elderly lady, recently,
io Dr. i: -,ttie celebrated boiasetter, in
desciihing the effect of a diseased ime, "I
can neither lay nor set," "In that case." he
replied, "I should recommeud the propriety of
tj"'Why don't you get married?" said a
latiy rieml the other day, to a bachelor ac
"I have been trying for the last ten years to
find some one who would be silly enough to
nave me," was the reply.
"i guess you navn t oeen up our way," was
the luntiiuating rejoinder.
BTSoino fellow has inventel a new article
of lip salve lor ladies. He says it will keep
the lips from chapping, and ,the chaps from
lipping. That latter quality is sure to ruin
uie suie oi ins arucie in tins meridian.
J3"A person having the misfortune to admit
aajs lodger in his house, an individual of bsd
reputation nameq Bell, turned him out the
other day with the ro. nark, "that he would
never keep a bell in' his house that" wanted
IT"Otit West," and in California, news
paper publishers have added new feature tri
their records; for, besides "Marrsigea and
weainv. uirorces" ere made. regular men
tion of. : : '
tTThere is only one paper in Egy'pt,a small
m inlhly sheet at four dollsrs a year.. . It is de.
vote mainly to the powers that he, npd ev
ery one in the employment ofPapha ia oblig
ed losabsctibe. . , . ' , :
. rrrA Mavnr nut west rfr.irmin.,MAiiiitiobnny
half the dogs In this city, and tan their hides,"
,iih n.. h.ri, nf th. h.r kmr ..
JTA hoayitsl for tte cure ''of ssoodesi lets
1 has bean opened iu Buffalo. '
Getting Ahead of a Monarch.
A friend of ours from across the waters, re
lated tousthe following anecdote as at act
ual occurrence in oriental climes. It possess
es a depth of thought and freshness of wit too
good to be lost:
A priest, learned in the lore of ancient and
modern literature, had opened rooms for pub
lic instruction, and shied himself upon his
door "Professor of Universal Knowledge."
The kirg in passing one day, ohservid the
notice, and walking in, mnuired what he
meant by universal knowledge. The priest
answered, of course, it jwas 'u knowledge of
Ml thing possible. This answer not exactly
suiting the King, he resolved to test the capa
bilities Of the professor.
"If," said he, "you profess universal knowl
edge, then you will bo aide to answer three
questions which I shall propose to you. They
are as follows, and you must he able to an
swer them by to-moirow hy this time, or your
head shall be s'ruck from your shoulders.
First.tell me how many baskets of earth there
are injyonder mountain. Secondly, inform me
how much the kin? is worth. Thirdly, tell
me, exactly, of what the king is thinking at
This tya a different turn of niTnirs from
what the professor expected, and he wassore
ly perplffeed. He went at once to hisstudy,
resolved.to do his utmost to comply with such
an -inhenrd of, mid to him unreasonable re
quest. ?'ol(s weie snatched from his shelves;
manuscripts were examined: calculations
made, and oil his available means put in re
quisition to solve these questioiu, on wnich
Depended his life. So lew hours to accomplish
so much death the price of failure together
with a desire to establish his reputation, all
wrought upon hit mental and physical frame
to such degree that he was soon in a fever
or excitement. He had olmot buried himself
in Ins boo';.-), scrnps of paper with figures and
signs covered the table, and lay scattered on
the floor; ycl the result was una'tnined. S'.ill
more intC'ise. grew ti.e excitement as he
thought, figured and read, vliile the perspira
tion stood in lnn,'ft drops upon his lorehead,und
rolled dow n his face. He was verging to
wards desp iir; his whole system trembled with
nervous agitation, whft;i his servant enteritis
Lthe room; and, alarmed a the wi'd nud exci
ted look of Ins master, eagerly inquired the
cause. Hurriedly he related what had h.ip
nened: the strange uticstions: the fearful urn-,
fait) Instead, howsver, of partaking of his
master's emotion, the servant very cooly re
plied! .J ' :
"Is thnjt all the trouble t Leave t'.ie mailer
to me 1'1 answer for you."
After sijne conversation, it was proposed
bythe servant lo adopt his master's habit. and
m'-'t the king at the appointed hour. The
offer waweadily acceded to hytlic prnst,who
to speak the truth, thought more of his own
head than lis sevnDt'H liwt at that moment.
TJisgaiserfrjit TRe professor) (hevscrvant met the
king and told inm be was reaty to answer his
"Tell me then," said the king, ',how many
baskets of earth are there in yonder moun
tain." ' i
"That depends, your maiesty.upon circum
"The size of the baskets. If one is as larga
as the mountain, one will contain it. If half
as large, two; if one-fourth, four, etc.
The king was so much amused at the reply
that he expressed himself satisfied, and pro
ceeded to the second question.
"Tell me how much the king is worth ?"
"Well, your majesty, Jesus Chirst was sold
for thirty pieces of silver, and he was the king
of hravi n and earth, so I conclude the kinj is
werlli about one piece."
To this answer the kiiig could not object,
and he was- nevertheless so pleased with the
wit displaye I, that he aid:
"Very well, sir, but can you answer my last
question, and tell me of what I am now think
"Most certainly, your majesty; you are now
thinking that you are talk ng with the priest
professor, whereas it is only his servant."
It is unnecessary to add that both heads
were anlcly upon their shoulders, and both
received rich tokens of kmgly favor.
SIZE OF THE ARK.
Infidels have objected to the size of the
ark, and have asserted tint it is quite absurd
to suppose that ever there could be a vessel
constructed large enough to holdall the crea
tures which must have been phiecd in it, with
sufficient food-it may be for six 'or twelve
mouths water for the fishes, com for the
four-footed animals, seed for the .birds, and
so on. Ni w we will take the dimohsoins of
the ark from the record of Moses; and1 calcu
late them on the lowest possible scale
There are two definitions given of a cubit;
one that it is eighteen inches, or a foot and
a half; tin other that it is one foot and eight
inches. We will take tt only at the lowest.
Moses -tates that the ark was three hundred
cubit long; this would make it four hundred
and fifty feet long, or about the lengbt v!
at. Paul s Cathedral, London. The breadth
he .tates to be fifty cubits; we then have it
seventy-five feet in breadth. He states it to
be thi.-iy cubits high; so that it was forty-five
feet in height. In other words it was as long
as St. raut's ( athedral, near y os broad and
half as high. The tonnage of the ark, accord
ing to the clculatioii of modern carpenters,
must have been thirty two thousand torn
The largest English ships, of a size altogether
unimaginable to those who have never seen
it, ia two thousand five hundred tons burden
so that the ark must have been equal to
seventeen nrst-rate ships of war, and ilarmed
as such ships are, it would have contained
beyond eighteen thousand men, and provision
for them for eighteen months. Buffon has
asserted that all four-footed ammulp may be
reduced to two hundred and fifty pairs, and the
birds to a stll smaller nu inner. Un calcula
ting, therefore, wo shall find that the nrk would
have held more than five times the necessary
number of cretU'es, and more than fire times
the required quantity of food to maintain them
prGeorge Smith, do you recollect the itory
of Dvid an i Gotiah?
Yes, su; Darid was a tavern-laeper. and
uoliah was on intemperate man.
' Wiio told you that? - i '
Nobody. I read it, and it said that David
fixed a sling fur Goliah, and Uoliah got slewed
cske, and girls made by uature; and,.
the ,,Uer collection of starched phrases,
formal manners, ine silk, (rest iewelfv.' and
fH-Courting in the country i altogether a
different institution from the city article. Jn
the formtr place you get rosy lips, sweet cider,
gins got up leeunam orrrm. Always take
the rural district when you want to gel a food
style of cat ce.
"Some More of them 'ere Beans."
The Yankee Made ia responsible for the
following "good un:"
A legislative assembly, gathered as it is
from all quarters and from every profession
must necessarily include all vnrietiea of char
acter, some of th most amusing kind. Sev
eral years since, the town of saw jit to
e ect sturdy fanner, whom the love of adven
ture never led out of the precincts of his na
tive country, to the onerous post "of Member
of the General Court." Arrived in Boston,
our friend, being somewhat hungry, and de
sirous of taking something substantial ''for
tha stomach's sake,', found his way into one
of the principal hotels just at the dinner hour.
lie sa. down to dinner, and, being requested
by the waiter to select from the bill of fare
what dish he chose, expressed a desire for
some baked beans. This was brought him,
and, from the gusto iih which it was eaten
evidently suited our Representative. The
plate was cleared in an incredibly short space
of time, and the attentive waiter was at his
"Will tou have your plate changed ?"
The bill of fare was consulted, and the guest
announcea nis aecision
"I reckon I'll have a few more of them 'ere
The waiter turned away to conce.l a smile
hut did . he wrw nrdnred IU k.nr . ...
. - . ... 1 ' 'v
on the new hedged Hepresentnlive, and by
the time his tlari plate was dispatched, was
by Ins s de with the old question.;
"Of course," thought he, "he'll wantsome-
thing else this time."
"W hat dish shall I nnng yon, sir?"
The Representative took un the bill of fare,
and followed its various items with his finger
till he came to the end, a proces which occu
pied some ten minutes, "tie was apparently
puzzled, but in a moment his face lighted up,
and he said:
"1 don't care if I take a few more beans,"
They were brought, and we need not say
went the way of their predecessors.
l ernaps, sir," said the waiter, as he took
away his empty plate, "you would like some
kind of padding ?We hare all kinds."
"I dor't know," was the hesitating reply.
"Have you any more of then 'ere beans?"
"Then I guess you mav bring mea fewmore
to finish up with. I don't want any pud
For every day of the season our country Rep
resentative patronized his favorite dish.
U hen, at length his services were dispensed
with, and he returned to his constitutes, he
was nski-d hTW he liked slonnini' in Boston !"
"boston is a great place," he exclaimed,
ith enthusiasm; "Boston is a great place fj:
baked beans..?" ..
Take the Paper.
There is ooi important whqb, -if-, no. more,
(and Uiere are hundreds,) why every family
should be supo led with at least one good, sub
stantial newspaper, namely, for the sake of
your children, it w your duty to educate your
children, to create in them, if possible, a tast
lor reading; not novels, but a style of compo
sition that will teach them to think, to act,
to turn over matters in thtir own minds,
to reason from cause lo effect. This you
cannot more easily d, than by throwing before
them reading of a proper character. F.xptri
encetond observation have taught me that this
rs one effectual means of teaching the child to
The child must read well, before it can learn
much else from books to odvantage. 1 ham
uniformly found it the case that children of
the same age have the same advantages at
school, possessed ol equally large minds, and
quick perceptive faculties, though deprived tt
home ol proper reading matter, mller material
ly in point of good reading, good taste, and
consequent ability to learn rapidly. This is
one of the many reasons why each kitchen,
dining-room and parlor, should be amuly sud-
plied with b ioks and papers.
A friend of mine who had not taken a paper
for a long time until within a yeflr, says ; "By
taking one paper the past year I have saved
in shoes and clothes for my children, sufficient
to pay for five papers." It is a paying busi
[Moore's Rural New Yorker.
Let it be your object to multiply the num
bers ol virtuous happy homes. The domestic
hearth is the seedplant of a noble and flour, sh-
mg I'omm tnwealth. All laws having a vi
cious tendency, are to he deprecated, which
increase the difliculty of dillusing through
every rank, the .efined and boly influences
which are chenslled by the domestic affection.
Heckless speculation among capitalist ilisturb-
n steady and nmlorm courses of employment.
and its pure counterpart, improvidence and
debauchery among workmen, are the dead
liest loes of the household virtues. In how
small a compass are all the elements of man's
truest happintss, it society were onlyconduct-
ed in a relative and m derate spirit, and its
menbersof every class could be restrained
Irom vicious indulgence and pursuit of
phantoms. A marriage contracted with
thotigliifulaess and cemented by pure and
faithful love, when a lixed position is gained
in the world, and a small fund has .bean
accumuloted hard work a id frugal means at
the commencement of domestic life, to meet
in time Ihe possible demands of future family
a dwelling comfortably furnished, clean,
bright, salubrous and sweet children all
trained, and early sent shool a small col
lection of good books on the shelves aome
well selected engraving on the wall-a piano,
it may be a violin or flute tu accompany a
family consort home made hannv in the
evening by cheerful tnsksand improvement.
exchanged at times for the conversation of
liieiid and neighbor of kindred tastes and con
genial manners there are conditions of exia-
witlun reach of every one who will seek.them
resources of happiness lost lo thousands,
because a wrong direction is given to their
tastes and energies, and they roam about in
pursuit of happiness, which they might create
in rich enjoyment at home.. This is no ro
mantic, visionary picture it is a sober, ac
cessible possibility, such aa even now under
the pressure nf many adverse circumstances,
is realised iu the houses of not a few working
men, who have ltarned the art of extracting
competence from narrow means, and maintain
ing genuine rekpeciibility in humble stations,
T7""Vhy does father call mother honey V
astod aboy of hi elder brother. "Cant think
'cept its because she has such a large earns in
her head." ,'
PAre you a Christian Indian?" asked it
gentlema u of one of the Cata ragus tr'be. 'No
I whisky Injun," wag the reply, i."
ICTWby was Noah a bad mouserf Give it
pf Because he waa forty days and font
nights before he found ary tat (Aryrit.)
It published every Thsriiay worrrlej.ia tie
oom immediately over the Pott Office, Wia
Street, Eaton, Ohio, at the follow ing ratal :
$1 60 persnnum, in advance.
$2 00 if notpaid withiatbe yer, aa'd
2 50 altertheyear haiexpired. -,-Tbeserateswill
btrigidJy eafotced, ,
No paper discontinued latil all aireiiigfa
re paid, unless at Ibe option of lit publisher
GTAllcomraunicationsaddressedto the tit
tors moat be sect free of pottage' lo tutuit a. .
JTNo communication inserted,' nnleit it.
ompanied by a responsible name.
BILL JINKINS'S TROUBLES
ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF HIS MARRIAGE.
Bill Jmkins was a very modest man; and
although he had mingled with the world at
barbecues, shooting-mstches, bar-rooms, and
at many of tha tt cetera places where men ma
occas onally be found yet he was modest,
very whenever placed in the company of la
dies. He trembled when a pretty girt would
speak to him, and felt like a culprit at tho
stand when he was called upon to "see Min
So-and-so home." Bill could never account
for this singular timidity. He would ling,
ivim, euu u ni wmi a roxer among men,
but a petticoat would unnerve him instantly-
Lucy Ann Liggons, a young widow, bar)
"set her cap" for Bill, and was determined to
"head him or die." Bill, to tell the truth,
loved Lucy, and was as miserable out of ber
company as he was timid in it but as to "non.
ping the question," that wa impossible..
l-jcy knit purses, hemmed handkerchief!,
worked shirt bosoms, and gave them to Jinkins,
is well as several gold lings, but still Bill
"would not propose." Lucy declared to btra
repeatedly that she loved bim, and was miser
able when he was absent from her, and her
, "! ' "I" poo Mini
tiappiness in me depended upon being hit
wn3 our. Din was aumo. At last Lucy was
'ht.Ae,s.hoJu!'1 "he,,f thunder "
"r" "1 "l KM K0 P-
inilnarv Unit tak An hrr n.rt .ff-i.
,..i,. ir-i "m.uiiW
"Billy, my dear, when are you going to ask
me to marry you, for 1 want to get my drew
Hill fainted on the spot, and hartshorn and
water were applied for half an hour before ha
was finally restored.
"Whar has been the matter, alias Lucy?"
"Oh. nothing much; you fainted when you
were about to usk me to marry you but I told
you yes and oh how happy we w.ll be when
we Bre married! I will love you so dearly.and,
as you said next Tuesday, why I am willing
the wedding slioul t bs then my dear Billy,
how 1 do love you .'"
"I om willing. Miss Lucy," was all that
Jinhins could articulate, while Lucy almost
kissed him into fits. What a glorious -victory.
Here we ought to it"p, but justice to our
narrative requires that we should proceed to
The "next Tuesday" bad come, and Jinkina
was trembling at the approach of evening
something seemed to harrow up his mind, and
to no friend even would he communicate his
"You are pot afrnid,.certainly, to go up and
get married why, to marry such a beautiful,
charming and intellectual being as Mrs. Lig
gons, 1 should wish that time would fly like
news upon tne leiegraptume. Ubeerup.Jiq,
IUMia UliCCI Lift
"Uh," re'pl,eri."''vbu don't Ynoi C,.t
distresses me. I can go un and net married
that is easy enough, hut there ia something
I know it I feel it there is one thin I mm
satisfied I never will be able todo,unles
&,ueji win os:isi rue.
"Explain yourself," replied hia friend, "and
if I can with propriety I will endeavor tn r4n.
der you comfortable.
But Jinkins could not exnlain he dureo" not
it was his timidity he saw the Rubicon bs-
tore mm, and he knew he conld not pass it
but he was determined to get married and trust
to luck and Lucy.
The ii'ght came and they were married .
All were merry i the launh. the chaL thennr.
and th dance, made up a lively ptrty until
midnight they commenced to disperse, and at
one o'clock Bill Jinkins was left "solitary and
alone" in the ball. Lucy Ann had retired,
and her biidesmaids were off in a distant room.
Kill J m kins' waiters and friends had gone
home with the ladies. Bili was now at the
point where bethought his firmness would fail
bim. His situation was a peculiar one. Ha
was not certain which wis Lucy Ann's room.
although be had been toldand even had bs
Known r.e couiu not go to it.
The watchman cried "past two o'clock.'
and yet Jenkins was still alone end apparent
ly engaged in perusing an old almanac, which,
by chance had been left in his coal pooket.
An old female darkey, who resided in the fam
ily, had been prevailed upon by the ladies,
who noticed Jinkins' bash fulness, to show him
Ins bed-rocm, and she accordingly introduced
hers. if to him in as modest a style as aba
"Mr. Jenkins," said she. "it's nait two
Oh, yes I kno'v it I'm eoins home in a
few minutes. Old woman, where is my hat?"
"It's in Miss Lucy's room, sir vou can get
it there if you'll go in. Jit- Jinkins. whv
don't you go in? Miss Lncy is there waiting
ior yuu uou i oe so moucsi tne ladies will
laugh at you. Come with me, and I'll how
you the room, for 1 want to put out the lights,
iock up ine nouse, ano go io bed."
The old woman seized hold of Jinkins and
pulled bim along until she got out of the ball,
and his gaze was fixed for a moment upon tho
entry door but she was determined to put
him into Lucy's room, and after violent efforts
succeeded. There be stood with the knob of
the door in his hand but the old darkey had
been smart enough to lock the door outside.
Lucy pretended for some time to be asleep;
but that sort of gammon would not answer
at last she said:
"My dear Billy what is the matter?"
"1 want my tint!" screamed Jinkins; and
Lucy, knowing his modesty, leaned out of bed.
and and after caressing bim for soma lime, Hilly
went to bed with his clothes snd boots on
and trembled till morning.
How jinkins subsequently managed "mat
ters. and things in general," can be known bf
application to his dear Lucy Ann.
Reader, strnmre aa it mav appear, ibere ara
Jinkinses all over the world; but the free -ma
sonry of wedded life draws the curtain before
the eyes of the unitized. Going to bed on
the first night after marriage must be among
the most delicate situations in life. Ask yout
married neighbor how it was with himl W
bare no experience, exactly in that wiy!
We hear that company from the Stilt of
Maine, have recently purchased 40,000 acres
of .'and in Wisconsin,. for the purpose of cul
tivation snd improvements, and pay fire "dol
lars per acre, or $200,000. This tract of land
is principally in Grant connly, it waa entered
in 1S36, by a son of the Earl of Bute who . is
nnw British Consul in, Egypt. The immigra.
t)op into this new Stale is not very great.
The whealfields are standing up thick and
strong, in toroe plaoes even with Ihe fences,
and looks well. It is predicted that ana more
good crop of whest, even at one dollar a bushel.
snd Wiscon in will he the wesitrnesi ataie ia
the Union, in proportion lo her popuialioa.-
Belfast, Me., Free Press.
JTTo prevent dogs from killing sheep, ent
their beads off btfo they can run about, ,