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BY WM. O. BRYANT.
' Sot thou Idly ik to hoar,
At whit gentle MtaD '
Jtymphs relent, when lortrt nar,
. FnM tho tendered reasons!
Ah, lhay give tholr falta too oft
To the oareleas wootr;
Jfalden'i hearts are always soft:
Would that men's wert truer!
If oo tha fair one, when aroand
Early birds art tinging;
When, o'er all the fragrant ground, '
' Early herbs are springing;
When the brookside, bank and grov, ;
All with bloioom laden,
8bine with btautr. breathe of love
Woo the timid maiden.
. Woo her when, with ray blush,
Summer a ie sinking-,
When on f.lle, that softly guh,
8trire eoftlr winkiDfn
When through bows, that knit the bower.
Moonlight gleams sre (tailing;
Woo her till the gentle hour,
Wake the gentler feeling.
Woo her when autumnal dyes
Tinge the woody mountain,
When the drooping foliage lies
In the weedy fountain;
let the scene, that tells how fast,
Youth is passing orer, .
' Warn her, e'er her bloom is past,
i To secure her lover
Woo her, when the north winds call
At the lattice nightly;
When, within the cheerful hall.
Blase the fagots brightly:
' While the wintry tempest round,
Sweeps the laiidsc ape hoary,
Sweeter In her ear shall sound
Lore's delightful story.
Miscellaneous THE EMPEROR AND HIS DAUGHTER.
Miscellaneous THE EMPEROR AND HIS DAUGHTER. A CLEVER STORY.
A few yens since, there was in the city of
St. Petersburg!) young girl, so Uautiful
tnd to lovely that He gretiest Prnce of
lurope- had he met ,hei, even in peasant's
hut, night welt have turned his beck upon
Princesses, to offer her bis Land and hit
But far from having first seen he light in a
. feasant's lmt, she was born in the shadow of
the proudest throne on earth. II was Marie
Nicolowua.the adored daughter of tht l.mpe
tor of flujsia,
1 As hef f iiher ssw. her bloomint Jk th
"M y lower,' and auught for by all tin heirs
of royally, ho east h s eyes upon the fairest,
' the riehest and the roost powerful of them,
and, with the tinilt of t fiither and t kin)!,
IS id to hen
' , 'Mr child you are now of age to marry, and I
have chosen for yon the prince who will mat
you queen, aud the man who will make you
'The man who will render me happy,' stam
mered the blushing princess, vnli a sigh,
"wbic wm tht only objection to whteh her
httrt gave utterance, 'rpeak, fa I lie r,' she
aid, as she saw i frown gathering on the brow
of the O'er, Speak, and your majesty shall be
'Obeyed!' r. xcbiimed the Emperor, tremb
ling for the first time in hi life, 'it is then on
If an act of obedience that you will receive a
buabtal from my hands?'
The young girl was tileat and concealed a
. 'Is your faiib already plighted?'
Tht young irl via siill silent.
'Explain yourself, daughter. I cemraand
At thia word, which sways sixty millions of
oilman beings, the princess fell at the feet or
Y, father, if I must tell you, my hart is
no longer my own; il it bestowed on n young
nan who knows it not, and who shall never
know it, if such he your wih. He has seen
me but two or three limes at s distance, and
we will never speak :o each other, if your
taies y forbids it.'
The Empemr was kilenl in his turn. He
grew pale. Three tirnes he msde the circuit
of the saloon, He durst not ask the nomt of
the young man..
He who would have braved, for a ca
prite, the monarch! of the world, at the
herd of their armies he, with his omnipo
tence, feared this unknown jou'h, wi o dis
puted with bn tha possession of his dearest
'Is it a king?' he demanded at last.
' 'No', father.' '
Tha heir of a king, at least?'
. 'No, father.'
'A ion of reigning family?'
At each stop in the descending scale, the
Ctar stopped to recover breath.
A stranger?' ,
The emperor fell bsck inio an arm chair,
and fiid hi his fare in his hands like Agame
(on i the sacrifice of !phi?enia.
'It he in Russia?' ho resumed, with an ef
fort. ' 'Yet father.' '
'-, 'At St. Pateriburgh?'
' Arid tht voice of tht young girl grew tremu
lous. Where shall I eee him?' said the cur ris
ing with a threatening aspect.
To morrow, at the review.'
Howshilll reeocnize him?' repealed the
eair witn a atamp or tha rout.
. 'Bl hit green olume anil oliok steed.'
-iia. wen. Uo, my daughter and pray uori
10 liavt pity on that man.'
"The' Prjitoeae withdrew In a feinling
eondi'ion, and the emperor -was soon lost
thought ..... , . .
A childish caprice', he raid at length.
:am f)Olih to he dWurhed by it She will for
fet it.' She shall forget it!' and hir lipsdaml
rial otitj-what his hert adde Ml must be;
fori!) my power would, be . vaaker '.than
.teart.', 'hi ..'.'j .. .i' . ; "
. ' pn the follownjday.. at; .the .rent,' the
ar, whose eagle eye. einUra.ced.all, so.feht
and saw in his battalion's, nought ebie than,
green plume and a .black charger. He reoog
nired in him a simple colonel, of the Bavarian
'liKl.knr ' MflCtmitlian 1 il.'ilf, RMnhirnnlt
tbe'l'tike orLeuchlepber;, youngest child;
the amprci Josephine, but as Tar inferior
. thai to Marie, aa a aimpta soldier, to an em-
! (t partiWa,' tiid tbt cear to birnalf,
BY W. C. GOULD.
"Fearleet and Free."
$l,50per Annum in Advance.
EATON, PREBLE COUNTf , ,0. SEPT. 21. 1854.
-Vol. 11, No. 14.
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he sent for the colonel, with the design of dis
missing him to Munich. . ;
But when he wss abont to crutb him witb
a word, he stopped at the sight of his daugri?
ter fainting in her cslecbe. .
There is no longer a uoaoi, inougnitne
ctsr, 'it it lnneeo ne.
And turnlnf bis bsck upon tbt ttupefied
stranger, ha returned with Mali t the imp
For six weeks all that prudence, tempered
with love and eeveriiy, could inspire, was es
sayed to destroy the image of tha colonel in
the heart of the princess. At the end el the
first week she wat resigned, the secoad the
wept, the third she wept id pub ic, tha fourth
tht wished te sacrifice herself to her father;
at the end of the sixth she was dying.
Meanwhile the colonel, seeing himself in
dins race at the court of bis host, without da-
rinir to confesk to himself the cause, did not
wait for his disrrissal to return to theregi-
went. He was on the point ol setting out tor
Munich, w en an aid de-cemp of the cura
csme for him.
.'I should have set out yesterday,' be said
to bims. If; 'I miht hsve avoided what awaits
me. At the first flash save yourself from the
Tbt bolt in restrvt for him Wat the follow
He wit ushered Into tht cabinet, where
klnri only are i! lowed to enter. Th- eniper-
ol was pale an I his eve wt; moist; but his air
was firm and -e o h'o.
"Colonel Duke," said ha enveloping and
penetrating him with hisglsnce, "vnu are one
of the handsomest officers in Europe. It in
said, also, and I believ" it it irue, that you
have an elevated mind, a thorough education,
a lively taste (or the aria, a noble heart and a
loyal diameter. v hat think you of the grand
duchess, my daughter, Msri Nicoloewnaf"
1 hut point blank quest ion dazzled the young
maa. it is time lo saythst he admired and
adored the princess without being fully
aware of it. A simple mortal aJoresnn angel
ofP ra.lise as an artist adores the ideal of
Tha I'rincess Marie, sire 1" exclaimed he.
Jesding at last bin awn heart, without daring
to rcJd that of the cxar; "your angel would
crush mc if 1 told you what I think of her, and
I should die of joy if you pnrmil'td me to say
"You love her, it ii we I," resumed the
czar, with a benignant smile; and tbc royal
hand, fruia which the duke was awaiting the
thunder-boll, delivere J to the colonel tha bre
vet of general aid-de-camp of tht emperor, the
brevets of commandant of tht cavalry of the
guardt, and of the regiment of hussars ; of
chief of I he corps of cadets, and of the mining
engineer; of president ofthe academy of arts,
end member of ihe academy of sciences of the
universities of St. Petersburg, of Moscow,
of Keasan, ofthe council, of the military
school 4c. II this, with ihe title ol impe
rial hirhnesa, endseveial mil ions of revenue.
-"Niwr," antd thtfctnr tnlhe young man,
who wm beside himself with inv, "will you
quit the service of Bavarin and become tht
husband or 'he Princess Man f"
The youni.' officer could only fall on his
knees, and bathe with his tears the hands of
"You see that I alM love my daughter,"
ssid the father, i reusing hie sen-iii-law in his
The 14th of July fallowing, the grand duch-
ess wss restored to health to life sud the
Duke Reauliarnois de Leiicliteuburg espous
ed her in the presence of th? representatives
o' all Ihe royal familiea of Europe,
Such an act of paternal love merited for the
cxar and for his daughter a century of happi-
ness Heaven, which has its secrets, bail or-.
dered o'herwise. On Tuesday, Noveniber5ihof
the ' uke of Leuchtenburg died at
see oi iinriy ne wormy, to tne last oi r,is
brillia tdesiiuv, snd leaving to Marie Nicol-
oswna, elernal regrets.
All (he you ni; princes of the world will
again distur ihe priie of her hand ; buj she
had been too happy is a wile toconient to be
come a queen.
Kicking a King Death.
.One of the Monarch! of Europe the King
Saxony, has recently been kicked to death by
horse The dumb brute seemed to have no
reinrd for the sacred person of his mnjeaty, but
cnihed his imperial skull with '..K flinty hoof,
knocking out his royal brains, and strewing
thm in the common dirt. The hore was dis
respectful certain'). Wonder whether the
led republican animal will be executed? Men
are hung and shot for even prop sing to kill
sing, why then should not a horse be killed
for trampling the life out of his royal master?
w as this death purely the ;esolt f chance
'r want a special warning to remind mon
arch of the insufficiency of i sknll that bears
crown to resist brute strength." Or has
it i mesning like the whispered roar of fire
Kindied in i palace si it first grasps the gilt
tsrs, and leaps up the silken curtains,
which mi"i ma are to understand f ''How
frail ire these riders of ours, any the people,
shall we not crush them beneath our feet
A Shifty Judge.
short time since they hsd a queer esse
Circuit Judlie in the Western District
Tennessie. . He was a good lawyer, but
crreij nothing for appearance, and less
dress. The latter he knew nothing ibout,
hem left entirely to Betty, his wife.
3etty wai absent from home once, when he
star'ed around on the circti'.. leaviii the
Judfetnpark hi clothes for the irin. Hedid
. I j t i:. . . . ... . l - -
an uu' "isif-i. oi nnoiiig iiis snir.s, ne sciz.
on a pile of his wife' whal's-do-you-cnll ems
sed for a like ntirpose. A learned brother
who roon,ed with him, was much amused a
mornings afterwardi, at the queer appeaiance
or the Judge, noihini; being to sivht but
head, irms, and feel, his looks of bewilderment
end bis aolto voice reflections, which were"
wonilrr what on tnrlh made Betty tut ag.
aWeei. can't are." It is probable lint
hrsrd the reason the next time he saw betty,
but not before, as the Bar kept dark- on
matter (to bim) that round. - -.
IT An editor in lowi has been lined two
hundred and fifty dollar for hugging a young
girl In chtirch. Dailv Amu.
Cheap enough I 'We once hugged a girl
ibur'b some ten. yeor ago, and ihe scrape
i Ost til thoti -and ayeareversince. Chicago
Voting America.' ' '
I . V I . I , -.
; IT A smart vaunt mis asked a arrive matter
of: fact yinor;t the falls of Niagara, if
anew wait lb. mil steamer that goes under
IM laiia.waa oft- - u .
"Of wood and iron, Ituppdit,' waa
nit reply. . -v -..
'No, (r,M laid the young lady very eooly,
aot v "jtaw Of the Witt rS . ; . -. , .,
ANGLING FOR A HUSBAND.
the river, and skilfully adopted the alle
1852, theory, and introduce i himself as a grotesque
Mmc. D , who resided at Cbaton, was a
lady ofthe ktrioiest character, and of a heart
proof againat all allurement She prided her
self upon her great insensibility, snd her pro
found indifference had repulsed all those gal
lants who hsd ventured to offer their addresa
t. The country was for her a veritable re
treat; she shunned re-unions, and was only
happy in solitude. The charms of a chosen
circle, the pleasures ofthe world, had for ber
no attraction, and her favorite recreation was
that of angling an amusement wo thy ol an
She was accustomed every pleasant day to
ataiion herself in the extremity of the loritly
island of Chiton, and there with a book in
one hand and her line in the other, her lime
va passed in fishing, reading or dreaming.
A lover, who hid always been intimidated
by har coldness, and who had never ventured
on a spoken or a written declaration, surpris
ed her at her favorite pursuit, one day, when
he hid come lo the iiland for the purpose of
enioyintr a swimming bith. - He observed her
for i long time without discovery, and bu.ied
himself with thinking how be might turn to
his advantaee this lonerv amusemint ot nng
ling. His reveries were to deep and so fortu
nate, that he at last hit upon the desired plan
a novel expedient indeed, yet they are al
wsyi moKl successful with such women pre
lend lo be lnvulneiahle.
The nextd.iv .mr raro'it hero returned to
the island, studied the groir d, made his ir
ramemeiits, and when Mine. D had re
sumed ber accustomed place, he slipped away
lo a remote and retired shelter, and, alternat
ing divested himself of his clothing, he en
tered the stream. An excellent swimmer and
skillfu diver, he trusted to his aquatic talent
for the success of his enterprise. H swam to
the end of the island with the greatest precau
tion, favored by the chances ofthe bank and
bushel which hung their dense foliage above
the waters. In his lips was a note folded snd
sealed, and on arriving near the ap t where
Mmt. was silling, he msde a dive, and ligriuy
seizing tha hook; be attached to it his tc Iter.
Mme. 0 , perceiving the movemsni oi
her line, supposed that a fish was biting. -
The young man hud returned ss he come;
he bad doubled the cape which, extending out
into the water, separste them from esch other,
and had rerained his post without the leas'
noie in his passsge under the willows. The
deed was done. t
Mme. D pulled in her line, and what
wns her surprise to observe, dangling upon the
bnrb of her hook, not the expected aliiner, but
an unexpected letter!
This was, however, trifl ing, and her surprise
became stupe faction when, on detaching the
transfixed billet ihe read upon the envelope.
Iter name ! .
So, then, this 'eller which she bad fished
up was addressed to her!
This was somewhat miraculous. She wss
sfmid. Her .troubled glance scnitinieed he
surrounding space; but there wss noihingseen
or heard; al wss still and lonely, both on
land and water.
She quit ed her seat, but took iway the let
ter. As soon as she was alone and closated
with herself, and as soon ss the paper wa
dry a paper perfectly water proof, and writ
ten upon wiln indellible ink she unsealed
the letter ind commenced its perusal.
"A declaration of ove !'' cried she at Ihe
"irsi words. "What ineolence 1"
Still, the insolence had come to br in such
n extraordinary manner that her curiosity
would not suffcr her to treat this letter as she
had so many ethers pitilessly burn it without
a readinif. No. she read it quite through.
The lover who dsrled his note irom the bottom
inhabitant of the waters. Ihe fable was
gracefully mnnsijed, and with th jesting tone
woi' h he had idnpted was mingled s true,
serious, ardent sentiment, .expressed witb
beaulv and e oouence.
The next day Mme. D returned to the
island, not without emotion and soma traces
of ht. She ill re w her line witn a tremDling
hind, and shuddered as, a moment after, she
per'-eived the movement ofthe hook,
"Is it a fish? li it a letter ?'
It was a letter.
Mme. D .. was no believer in magic;
still there was something strange and super
us'tirsl in all thil. '
She had an idea of throwing back the letter
into the stream, but relinquished it. Ihe
most stubborn and haughty woman is always
disarmed in face of that strsnge mystery whieh
captivates her imagination
This second litter was more tender, more
passionate, more charmins. than the first
Mine. D re-read it several times, ard
could not help thinking of Ihe d-lightful mer
man who wrote such bewitching letters.
On the subsequent tlav, s'e attached per
line to the bank, and left it swimming in the
stiem, while she wilhdrew to a hi'tintf pine
i. Duo ihe extr'mi'y f tbeudand. ahe watch'
ed for a long time, but saw nothing. She renin-
to ihe place, withdrew the line end
Hi- e e Ihe letter I
T a lime an answer was requested. Il
wa. perhaps, premature, yet the audacious
request obtained a full siiess. The reply
was written after some nesi'iton, ant trie
hook dropped into th stream, charged with
letter which was, nevertheless, i bulb tin of
victory pained over the harsh severity of a wo
men until then unapproachable.
Mme. D had too much ihrewfiness not
to guess that her mysterious correspondent
employed, instead of magic, the art of a skil
ful diver. Rcrnpl a easily understood re
a'rnined her from that pn lion of the bank
wbrre she wns sure that the diver would
emerge from the water..
But this game of letters amused I sr. First
it pleased her intellect, and then her heart
was in'eresled; finally her feelings, and her
curiosity became ao lively that rbe wroie
"Let ur give up tbn leatinr, which haa
pleased me for ihe moment but which should
continue no longer, and coma with your apol
ogies to Chaton."
The lover answered i
"Yes, if you will add, Hope I"
The inexorable lady renliea :
"If only a word ie necessary to decide you
be it ao !"
And ihe word wn written.
The young mm appeared, and wai not
loser. The gift of pleasing belonged to his
person as much aMtoliii ityle, and had made!
such rapid profress under water, that it waa
easy to complete his conquests on land.
.Thus Mme. D caught a husband with
out wishing il, and in spite of the vow which
ahe had taken never to re marry.' Holding the
line, she bad bee a caught by the fiih.
("The last instance of modesty it that of
lady who refused to wear a watch ia her bo
rum btnur it hid hind en rt.
THE CARELESS MOTHER.
BY JANE WEAVER.
"I wonder if Mrs. Saunders knowi how that
servant treats ber child ?" said Mrs. Curran,
as the sat it her parlor window one dty, di
recting, as she spoke, the attention of her sis
ter to a nursery maid, who was occupying a
window opposite. The sash was wideup.and
though Ihi bleak March wind blew directly in
the maid held a young infant in her arms. "I
am sometimes tempted to tell Mia. Saunders of
o: the girl's eareiessncss, for the idle thingsiti
here, witn that poor child, every tuns the
mother goea out. But we don't visit, and
Mrs. Saunders might think I was interfering."
in greai cities, as many readers doubtless
ire aware, ladies often live opposite to each
oiner, tor years, without being acquainted.
"1 wouldn't have anything to do with it,"
replied Mrs. Curran's sister; who wss s good
type of the selfish, prudent lady: ' it's Mrs.
Se under business to see that she ban good
servant; and besides she might think you were
unjust to the girl. I never knew any good to
eom of playing the good Samaritan in matter
of this kind."
: "Perhaps you're right," answered Mrs Cur
ran, only half convinced; "but it makes my
heart ache to see the poor little thing. It's
nevtr clothed sufficiently warm; and, when
the window is up, if looks blue with cold,"
"It's a first child." renlied Ihe sister, tsrt-
lentionslv, going on with her crochf tling;
"when Mrs. aunders has bali-a-dozen, she'll
' "A great alrong girl," indignantly cried Mrs.
Curran, "to sit there unconcernedly, as if the
dear, poor babe could resist cold ss well as
"Softly, softly, Mrs. Impetuous," said the
humored sister: "Mrs. Saunders can't be so
blind as not to know the real slat of Ihe case;
and, in that event, she would consider your
ntetference as an iinpuiatiou on berasa moth
Much more was said; but Mrs Currsn's be
nevolent purpose was overruled principally,
l must be confessed, on the p'.ea last advanc
Injustice, however, was done by that plea,
o Mrs. Saundern. Slie was youn and inex
perienced; bad robust health herself; believed
ber nursery-maid to be prudent, because the
girl had come well recommended; and had re
mained ignorant of the exposuie of her infant,
because, though dozen neighbors hsd seen
the servant's criminal follv.no one cared toat-
sume the responsibility of interfering.
No Mother could hive loved herchild better
then Mrs. Saunders. To the extent of htr
knowledge, she did all she could to rear it
healthfully; and ifthe babe was sick for even
half a day, would not let itgo out of her arms.
But, when the child seemed well, she was ac
customed fori hour or two duly, to walk
out for excerriae ind fresh air: a commenda
ble Mbit, rnd one indirectly beneficial to the
infant but which, as we have seen, led to the
exposure of the babe to the chillesl wind of
March. The (null was, theretore, not tn the
want of love, nor in leaving the infant ta seek
necessary exercise for herself, but in believing
too implicitly in ihe recommendations bar
servant hsd received as a prudent nurse.
A day or two pubseqnent totleconversalion
we have recorded, a physician's carriage stop
ped at the door of Mr. Saiinderv. There ss
ueilncr seivuiit nor iiilant at Ihe window that
afternoon, nor bad the mother been seen to go
I'm afraid Mrs. Snunder's btby is sick."
slid Mrs. Ctrrnn. "It's the time it'i al the
window with its nurse."
Likelyenoiieli," retor'ed hersinler. "Such
exposure wo Id make most of us sick.,'
"How t wish l Knew the mother," answered
the kind-hearted Mrs Curran. "Poor thine
I remember bow 1 suffered, when my first child
was ill; snd she's just ss inexperieaced, Iv'c
no d.iubt, as I was then."
The next day, when Mrs. Curran went to
her chamber window, after dressing she saw
the opposite house closed, ind the blinds
drswn down. The child as she learned on in
quiry, hsd died in the night, from an attack of
"Oh ! it I bad onlv warned the poor mother
in lime," she said, bitterly.
The almost heart broken m- tlier heard the
truth respecting her servant, when it was too
Oh! ifl had been more careful," she cried
in anguish, "and seen for myself thst the nurse
wss trustworthy. But now, no care can give
me my baby again. No, n ver, never !"
Thus both reproached themselves, snu Doth,
alas I had cause. Hul th remorse of neither
could bring back Hie dead. Render, are you
a careless mother, or an over-prudent neigh
Little Pitchers Have Long Ears.
A lady who wssquite in the habit of drop
ping in at her neignoora anoui mrai u nea, in
the hope of obtaining an invitation to partaki
with the family, was recently completely non
plussed by the unhesitating frauknesj of a
Knn-vine that a netehbor'i suppf hour was
five, she called in about four ind settled her
self down for a long call.
"It takes two to make a Bargain, and me
ladv honored with the call had no ideaofgiv-
ine in invitation, if it wai in her power to es
Accordingly, tne noiir nvo uruugm mui-
citions of supper. Ti.ne moved on, the tun
was near its selling, and still the same.
A little sir . lie neighbor's daugnter, uegan
to grow quite uneasy. At length tne mother
having gone out for a moment, the visitor said:
You must come over anu see mi, muiy
some time." . .
"No, I won't," Mid the child.
"Because I don't like you."
"But why don't you like me ?"
"Because I am hungry and want aome aup-
.-"But," M'd th visitor, amized, "I don't
prevent you having your s.ipper, do I ?"
Yes, vou do," said littl Mary. "Mother
axid she shouldn't have supper until you were
gone, if you stayed till midnight."
In less than five minutes the visitor was
marching out of the front door with a very red
face. She hasn't called to see Miry1! mother
T !,tl Mflrv in her childish frankness, has
nm vet learned the important lesson which ef-
ter yMrs will not fail to teach her, via: that
,.tne umh, however excellent or desirable in
itself, is not to be apoken it ill timet.
tT"Doe thii raaor go wy ?" asked a bar
ber of a victim who was writing. under
clumsy instrument, whos chief demonstration
was strong handle. '
"Well." repliei the poor fellow, "that, de
pends upon what you call the operation.
you are skinning me, it goet tolerably easy;
Wit if you're iMving, it goes rather hard."
In reply to Ibis question, asked by the N.O.
Organ, a correspondent furnishes I long irlicle,
from which we tike the following :
If I have not failed in establishing the utter
uselessness of alcohol is a beverage proved,
beyond a doubt, that neither real noriprnrent
goad result from it use a drink il is only
nc.esssry to lesrn whether il produce any ef
fects; snd if so, how far they work injury or
evil. It is principle of economy that man
ey or lime spent in acquiring things of no value
is a waste. Ethics teaches lhat waste or prod
igality is sin. Let us take a cursory view at
the expenso waste attending tha use of this
In looking over the report Of the Secretary
ef the treasury of the fiscal year, I find that
upwards of seven millions (!) hsve been ex
pended for foreign liquors. And of this amount
three millions and a quarter of dollars for the
article of brandy alone ! And from imports of
Ihe present year, the current expenses must
exceed the last by two millions of dollars!
The amount ol brandy imported last yeir ex
ceeded the year orevious by one million two
hundred thousand dollars, and wines in pro
portion. Of course, th money expended must
always be in proportion to this increase of im
aortation. Who pays this enormous sum fori
useless beverage ? Th importer I hesr one
say. True, but what dues he do with t ia
amount of liquors ? Transfer it to the retail
er at a handsome profit. And what then be
comes of it?
comes of it ? Consumer you who it tha
bar, in the fashionable saloons you, the gen
teel dram-diinker, at an enormous profit of
from one to two hundred per tent, finally psy
lor ail this useless importation ! By the time
it is sold out, drink by drink, it has cost, in
o ah, no less than double il imported cost.
Fourteen millions of dollars Urns given, worse
than given away I And what becomes of the
money ? Seven millions are handed over to
tht foreigners for whit is drink, and the other
leven millioni laid by to pay for Ihe excess
imported the succeeding year. Thus fourteen
millions of money go out of th country year
after year, with a premising annual increase,
draining the nation of its wealth, and directly
impoverishing the people.
Of what good i the rumseller, oh. my
countrymen, but to render you and I, and our
beloved country poor ; to lone iro-a the wt.ole
community millions aod milli-jna f dollars
every year, without giving anything of e in
return, and handing it over to foreigr. hand to
enrich kings and despots, to build up tyranny
and oppression, at the sad expense of our
homes, our firesides, of life usell. Let as
carry these calculations further.
There is imported about two and a half gal
lons of liquor to each man. woman and child
In the Utii'.td Slates. The amount manufac
tured at home far exceeds this. All amount-
in little ihorto' ten gillons toeichsoul. The
women norch Idren f course, never use,' heir
shires; iboutoue fifth of themales, alto, of
the country never use say intoxicating
liquors whatever. Add, therefore, the shares
not used by these portions of our inhab
itants to the shares of those who drink, and
see the enormous quantity drank by about four
millions of our citizens. And who are these
citizens -these drinkers ? Generally the no
blest, the best the hone and sinew of tht land.
And when we reflect how injurious are all ita
effects, thst the wise, the good, the working
c!-s, sre, by its use, rendeied idle, wasteful,
vicious and criminal the ri.m seller's use to
society becomes apparent. Look at the
An hour's time ia worth something say ten
centi. One-fifth of eur citizens drik,and in
so d.iinc, must waste more or less of their time.
Not a few lose day and night all their time.
Many lose half their time, still more a fourth,
and so on. The average waste cannot be less
than one hour per day. Time is ironey. At
ten cents labour, then four hundred thousand
dollars eich and everyday ire lost to families
to society, to government. At the end afa
year, fourteen millions six bum' red thousand
dollars is thus worse than thrown away. A
years drinking is at the immediate cost of
114,000,000 Tor the foreign liquor; the home
manufactured, at least the lame amount and
in time 14. 600,000, making the handsome
sum of $42,600,000. Think of it reader, forty-
two millions six hundred thousand dollars, by
the means of the rumseller, squandered gone
without one good in return for this enormous
outlay. This may be considered the least of
its evil consequences. AJ1 medical writers
sgree, and all bumsn experience confirms the
statement, thit ilcoliol, used as a beveraxe,
'horleni life. If fi fly th urand annually find
untimely graves, (and this is fur short of the
number, if we take into consideration the dis
eases, producing death, that are generated by
the use of this poisonous liquor, eighty revo
lutions numbers the last victim of the four
millions of soul! Ten years may safely oe
deducted from the 'ife of each one of this great
army. A yeir of time, is worth to each ind
every sober, indcsinous man, five hundred
dollars. This is a low estimate.
Ten years lost is five thousand dollars. Four
million times this amount is twenty millions
of dollars: An amount twelve men, counting
twelve hours per day, t t',e rate of sixty dol
liis per minute, could not count in a hundred
years! Just think of a generation of people
losing twenty millions of dollars of time, be
sides every year, money and klleuiss, squan
der forty-two millions six hundred thousand
dollais, and in return receive misery ! What
would this mis-spent money and lost labor aot
do, if properly ipplied to the improvement of
out homes ind our country. A palal woula
be the home of every mm ; the wholecountry
an Eden ; a school house, fitted as it should
be, in every neighborhoodwith a suitable and
well-piid i. cher; clothing the best, and food
in abundance, for a II j railroads traverse to ind
from every msn'i door ; connect every town,
village ind hamlet ; thread the length and
breadth of the land with teleeraplic wires.
In short, there is no useful thing it would not
effect. The count'ess btensings flowing from
such an enormous source of wealth no man
could enumerate. Of ,vhat good is tha rum
sella ? To deprive ur of all these things.
UTA Yankee in one of our New England
towns, going into the market to buy a mess of
sausages, held out a link to Tiger, his dot..
I Tiger rubbed hi nose against them, as if to
smell a bit and instan.ly bristled up and show
ed his dentals upon which his master dropped
them like a hot potato.
"What'a the matter ?'.' demanded the ven
der of pork. "Do you find fqult with ny
"No," replied the Yankee, "I've nothing
tgin the laaaingen, only dog uum'i aot dig,
rr"Wht do yo drive snch a pitiful look.
ing carcass a that for ? Why don't yoo put
good heavy coat of flesh on bim." asked
person of an Irish eartman about hi horse.
"A heavy cot of fleshT Mavoureen ! Be all
the blessed powers, now, when the poor cray-
hat 'hr ia an kimr
Ii pabllshed tvtry Tharsdii noralBt. at 1al
room immediately over tbt Post OflSct, Mtla
Street, Eston, bio, it tht following ratae.-
f 1 60 per annum. In tdvance.
t2 00, If not paid within tbt year, and
' 12 fit) after the year b expired.
fThese rate will be rigidly anforeed.1
No paper discontinued in til aH arrearage
are paid, unless at tba option of the publisher.
UTAH communication addreised to the Id-
tor must he tent free of pcitegt to insure at-
ention. v ' ' ' '
fT No commuaicatlon inserted, iilM aa
eompsqied by a responsible mmev1... '-,v
TAKING IN A KNOWING ONE—THE BITER
M. Trivtrt Den him, a resident of Calcutta,
wsi a civilian of dashing exterior and plausi
ble ways, though in fact araua a adrentuar
ont who (ought to but and to play it tvtry
opportunity, ind who always won, and won irl
such a ininner ai to raise strange suspicions.
and something worse than suspicions, in the
breast of a certain Major Byrne, whose regi
ment was then stationed in the above eity. - -
It io happened that the litter one day enter
ed the house of in official pirsonage one who
in a runner, figured high in the society or
Calcutta whose hospitality waa equal to bit -wealth,
and whose urbanity and fine aature
were on a par with both. Co being shown
into a splendid drawing-room, where aome fur
niture just received from Europe lay unpack
ed, he found M. Travara Denham, arrived
there before bim, in conversation with the
host, who wat warmly pressing him to dine
with him next day. Carelessly saluting Den
ham, Byrne advanced lo the cbimney-piece.at
the side of which a smll ooncaie mirror, of
ac elegant but still old-fashioned shape, waa
fixed among a group of (mail paintings.
When Denham ws gone, Major Byrne
turned to his host, ind laid, "If Mr. Denbam
offers to make a bet with you about that ta
ble," pointing to a new one "take bim at hit
"A bet ! the table 1 my dear fellow' begun
"Whist, and listen to me," said ihe major ;
and he communicated io his friend what, by
the extravagant fit of laughter it produced.
must hive been highly Imuting.
To morrow came. The guests sssemb'er',
and with them were Major Byrn and Mr.
Denham. Anions- th article of furniture re
marked, was the new dining-table, and, at
Byrne hid expected, Denbam waa on tne out
"The table would certainly be a tplendid
one, were it not little too high," observed
the latter, with a knowing glance at ita pro
portions. "Too high ! Nonsense," returned its owner
laughing. "It's only the usual height say
"My ey s rare'y deceived," end Denham,
confidently; "and I am certain lhat it is more
than that nay, tbul it is one and thirty inches
"Well, I think this time your eye does de
ceive you," retorted their host; "and"
"And I am ao confident of the contrary,"
continued Denham, "that I should not mind
making wager it is full the measurment I
Their host looked at Byrne, who winked
drolly in return, unobserved by the clever
gamester, and then he quietly replied :
"A wuger ! My dear fellow, you would be
sure lo lose, take my word lor it."
"Lose, eh !" and Denham smiled. "Well
if you like, I'll bet you a cool thousand aye,
two that it is you who are in (be wrong."
"Two thousand !" and their host shook ki
head, and 1 6ked very gravely at Denham,
tnd again at the table.
"Yes, two thousand. '." said Penham, get
ting warm with eagerness, and taking out hit
pockelbook, from which he counted out notes
to that amount. He had fleeced several you if
fellows lately been "luckey," he called it,
without remorse and was tolerably flush of
"Why," hesitated the chsllenged, "I
think it would be a foolish wsger, but by gad !
I don't like to be put at defence, and so I'll
be I," and at the same instant he also drew
forth the like sum, which, withDenham's two
thousand, was deposited With a gentleman '
"You are sure to lose," cried Denham tri
umphantly, and scarcely able to conceal hit
"I'm certain to win," the host said, very
gravely, as with expectation on tiptoe, a pri
vate in the engineers, who was it hand and
called in, proceeded to measure the height of
"Thirty inches !" proiuunced the latter,
after a pause.
What ?" cried Denbam, with t start of rsge
flushing and then turning pale. "It must be
"No," several of the guest said; "Thirty
inches is the height. Come ind judge for
yourself." And unmistakably the height so
turned out. v
"The devil !" exclaimed Denham, carried
away by bis ruinous failure. "I'm certain
that yesterday 1 measured it to be thirty-one
"Yes, faith," said Byrne, stepping forward
"ind it'i meself that iw ye, me boy, mark
ing the sime on your hip is ye stood beside
it, and thinking w hat ye were up to, be dad !
we had the Ugt tawed iff an inch, and. now, I
think for once,the tables are turned upon ye!"
nd, amid a roar af laughter, as the roomy
was handed to the winner, ihe discomfit ted
gambler rushed from the robm, and was soon
after profitably missel from hii hi u nil and
A "Great Country!" — Men of America.
The rreitest mm, "tike him ill in all," of
the last hundred yens, waa Gen. Geo. Wash
ington an Americin. .
The treatt Doctor or Divinity was Jona
than Edwards an American.
The greatest Philosopher wa Denjimin
Franklin in Americin.
The greatest of living Scu'ptors u Hi rem
Power" an American.
The greatest of living Historians is wm. H
Prescott an American.
The greitest Oraithologist was John Jamet
Audubon an American-
There haa bean no English writer in the
present age, w,hose works hsve been marked
with more humor, more refiaement, or more
grce, thin thoieof Washington Irving is
The rrealest Lexicographer, aince the time
of Johnson, was Noah Webster aa American.
- The Inventors, whose work have been pro
ductive of the grestest amount of benefit to
mankind in the last century, were Godfrey
Fitch, Fulton and Whitney all Americana.
IDAn English paper layt the following it a
copy of a placard which was petted up in the
vicinny oi Liverpool:. ..
"Th person who led two of hit toti and
tht heel of an old boot in a steel trap in Aa
field plantation on Sunday evening last, nir
have '.he same returned on epplieatiei to- the
gardener-at the cottige." , .
ITAmong our forefathers, it'ws a rasxlm
thst a young woman ihould dever marry until
she had apun enough linen to furnish the
house; and from thia custom all vnaiarried
women er called oiniter, o appellation
they will retain in ill law proceedings.
rrTbt dtieon who took p I tolltttitn kai
llsid ' dw. gi. ,