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THE DYING MOTHER.
BY ALICE CAREY.
We were wteping round her pillow
For wc know that she must die ;
It was uight within our bosoms
It was night upon the sky.
There wero seven of us children,
J the oldest one of all ;
Bo I tried to whisper comfort.
llut the blinding tears would full.
On my knees my little brother
Laid his aching brow and wept ;
And my sister's long black treses
O'er my hearing bosom swept.
The shadow of an awful fear
Came o'er me as I trod
To lay the burden of our grief
Before the throne of God.
"Oh, bo kind to one another!" .
Was my n.nthor's pi adiug prayer,
As her hand lay like a snow-ttake
On the baby's gulden hair.
Then a glory bound her forehead,
Like the glory of a crown.
And in the silent sea of death
The star of life went down.
Iler latest breath was borne away,
Upon that loving prayer.
And the hand grew heavier paler,
In the baby's golden hair
AN INCIDENT IN REAL LIFE.
THE POSTAGE STAMP.
Unon whs! small events does the happine;
end evenxisience of individvals depend!
Some years ago there lived, in a small interior
town in Ohio, a young woman, then but fiftee
years of age. She was li e heiress of a large
fortune," held by trustees. The will of her
father strictly enjoined upon her, Hint she was
not 10 marry until after she ha i terminated her
twenty first vear. He hntl enforced tliis in-
jtinclion by strong and earnest appeals to her
affection, and by reminding her of the untime
ly deaths of two older sisters, who tad mar
ried young and died childless shortly after.
But, with almost prophetic juJgmentof herfu
ttire lot, he bad added u still stronger induce
ment, to obtain her compliance with his re
quest. He had stipulated that in case of he;
oValh or marriage before attaining the prescri
bed age, the trustees should, by deed, convey
all his estate to sot.ie distant relatives. The
young and handsome girl soon found herself
the attractive object of the attentions, the de
votions and the importunities of a score of
young men of the neighborhood.- She was
aware of the provisions of her father's will,
and honestly intended to comply with his so
fervently expressed wish; but soon loo soon,
indeed was thai injunction to appear harsh,
unkind, unfortunate, unreasonable.
Three years after her fathers death, she then
being eighteen years of age, she became ac
ouainled, at a festive parly, with an individu
al, upon whose honor, faith and manliness her
destiny from that hour was to depend, lie
knew her as a fair, accomplished girl and as
an heiress of half a million. He was but a
visitor al that town. He Remained there but
a few weeks, but during that time succeeded
too well in leaving a highly favorable impres
sion of his worth upon the heart ol the lady.
He returned in one month, announcing his in
tention to reside in that village. The vanity,
not criminal, but natural vanity of the woman
was gratified. She recognized in lhis,vnlunta.
ry abandonment of his former home and friends
to take up his residence there, a tribute from
bis heart to her own personal and mental at
tractions. He failed not in soon confirming
that belief, and in protestations of deep affec
tion jnd urging the inevitable life of wretched
ness be would endure in cose of her rejection,
as well as by an outward display of all the
outward accomplishments and bearing of a
gentleman, he won her love, and obtoineJ
from her a promise of marriage. These pro
ceedings had been secret, and were entirely
unknown to her guardian with whom she re
sided. The be'rolhment was soon followed by
an urgent renutst for a speedy marriage. In
her hours of blissful communion with her lover
she had almost forgotten her father's command.
It now came upon her with sudden and, bitter
force. She answered the proposal oi marriage
iy staling that her father's dying command
wi, that she should not marry till twenty-one.
This be met by lidiculing the rears and super
atitions of a two anxious parent, and hold ng
out to her the alternative of obeying an unrea
sonable lequest of a deceased parent, made
when ahe was a child', and when her capacity
for forming a proper alliance could not be de
termined, or the distress, ruin, madness of a
true and honest heart which could not exist if
separated from her.
Her next objection met with more serious
consideration. She told him that she could
not obtain her property till she was of full age.
Though this was unexpected, and did not at
all agree with the hopes and aims of the wily
auitor, he was too well skilled in deception to
betrav his disappointment. He, therefore,
promptly interrupted her in her explanation of
the conditions ol tier lotners win, oy incmuai
solemn assurances that ith him her fortune
had not a feather's weight; that be loved her,
nd that love would be as pure, and as strong
awl as devoted bad she been reared in poverty,
instead of in the expectancy of wealth. Again
lid again she sought to explain to him that
with her marriage before the period fixed by
her father she would sacrifice all her expected
wealth ; but with the blindness which so of
ten overtakes anil misleads avarice and the
other base passions of human nature, he as
sured her that he knew all; tnat he waa aware
of everything I that he had enough for both,
nd was prepared to remedy to the extent of
all he possessed any inconvenience she might
surfer, pecuniarily, from disobeying her father's
request- In telling her that be knew all, he
meant no falsehood; he had made carefully
disguised inquiries, and by every one whom
he addressed he was told that "Miss C. would
inherit her father's fortune at twenty-one, but
not before." It did not suit bis designs to un
mask bis motives, and, in disguising with in
difference bis questions, be failed to ascertain
the. whole trlh. Supposing her father's will
was simply framed to prevent the fortune fall
ing, in any way, however remotely under the
control of her hnsbaad before she reached that
malura age, be desired by marriage to secure
it ultimately. He bad good cause for speed;
with him a prompt and secret marriage waa es
sential, for, penniless, be eould not much lon
BY L. G. GOULD.
'Fearless and Free."
$l,50per Annum in Advance.
Vol. 12, No. 2X.
EATON, FEEBLE COUNTY, 0.. NOV, 15, IS55.
Tfflf IMIfi If1! Ik TP
ger maintain appearances, r psy his board,
lor winch he was largely in arrears.
Hisapparent disinterestedness at length pre
vailed over the daughter's obedience. . A false
statement that her guardian had forbidden him
addressing her, with incessant urging thai bu
siness required hia presence in New York fur
several months, swept away all lurlher objec
tions to an immediate and secret marriage.
They were manied privately at a neighboring
village, and, to the bride s surprise, he advised
her to return to her guardian's house for a few
duys. He returned to his own lodgings, nnd
at once, publicly, everywhere, and to all he
met, announced his marriage. In a few hours
he called at the house of his newly-wedded
wife, and as he entered it, her guardian, who
had just heard of the marriuge, also entered.
lie ws sternly questioned as to the truth of
the report; and he boldly avowed it, making
no apology for the unauthnnzeJ act, but assu
ming the attitude of one who was entitled to
admiration for a most successful maneuver. -
Hi demanded permission to see his wife; she
was called, and in their presence the gunruinn
bewailed the imprudence of their conduct, and
for the first tune the heretofore daring groom
earned that by her marriage his bride had for1
feited the entire fortune of her father.
Ui'flled, disappointed, cheated, the lale ar
dent wooer stormed and raved; he turned upon
the poor, trembling wornon, to whom he but
a few hours before, he hau pit cited eternal
love, and charged her with basely deceiving
him. Overcome with grief, she fainted, and
before she bad recovered he hnd left the house
and the city. She heard no moie of him for
years. During all that time, with the incom
prehensibilily of woman's devotion, she loved
him. His onine which for many months had
been coupled with reproaches and contumely,
never pnssed her lips. She would not belfcive
him the mercenary v ill in n he had been rtpre-
scntrd. She still clung fondly lo the hope
that all the love he professed was real. Weak
and broken, in spirit, that hope seemed to keep
During March of last winter, the courts hod
set oside her morrioge on the ground of fraud,
and no one contesting her r ght she became
possessor of the nognificent fortune. The
cose was noticed in the papers, and some
weeks after there came a teller to her. It
was from her lover and husband. He had
seen that notice of the annulment of her mor
rioge. This was a relief to him, for he was on
the eve of marrying tijaiu. But, os money
was his main iden, disguised he had visited the
place, hnd heard her story repeated with no
favorable references to himself; had heard it
more than hinted that she still retained an af
fection for him, but more than all he ascer
tained that she was now the sole possessor of
Hint lortune which hau sostrongly terr.pted him
to wrong. He reiurned, ond addressed her the
letter we have mentioned. It was full of re
pentance ; it proclaimed that his life, since he
had left her, had been one of continuous mis
ery. He professed to be unacquainted with
what passed, and, with great humility, tender
ed again her love, declaring thai, as he had
been the cause of her losing her wealth, jus
tice required that he should share with her the
fortunt be had amassed in the growing city
where he lived. Unknown to any one, she
answered that letter, accepting bis love, for
giving and venturing excuses even for his
past conduct, and informing him that she was
now prepared to give to him that inheritance
which to them had been the source of so
much unhappiness. That letter of hers was
desti ed never to reach him. To avoid sny
conjectures which might arise if seen lode-
posit a letter addressed lo that name, she in
duced, by a liberal reward, a neighbors ser
vant, w hom she knew could not rea 1, to lake
the letter lo the posi office. This servant to get
leave of absence, took with her one of her
mistress' children. To amuse the child she
anoweo ii io carry me ieuer; anu, nie utile
,. ni-...ii .. ;,h -..i iu.
- . ;w
wameu aioug, succeeueu in removing u. inc
letter was deposited in the cilice without
stomp, and never, of course sent.
A lew words more closes Ibis brief history
A nioinli later, the lady's former guardian,
who was a politician, received a Chicago news
paper, which hau been sent to him because
... .. . ..
conauneu a political speecn iieiivereu in mis
i.!.,, M.e. icuing ........ .-
some remark upon tl.a extraordinary gro.wth of
the city in which it was printed. The name
Chicago was heard by the lady; she took the
. aper, glanced over it, and with a shriek fed
fainting to the floor. In a week she was dead,
la that paper was the announcement nf the
marriage of her destroyer. Exchange Paper.
Inalienable Rights of Americans.
The following are not enumerated in the
Declaration of Independence ;
To know a trade or business without ap
prenticeship or experience.
To marry without any regard to fortune,
state of health, position, or opinion of parents
I,... . mir. .n.1 .1 IM. ,un. 1
IV UB. . nilG anu I.IIIUIC.I UC iv.llbll, Ull
;..,. r i.. ..i i
ins i.u,i.)iiGii., u. uuaiiiG.a, pun 11. inc ui
sudden death leave them wholly unprovided
To put on hireling stranger?, the literary,
moral and religious education of children.
To leach children no good trade, hoping they
will have, when grown up, wit e. ough to
live on the industry of other people.
To enjoy the general sympathy when made
bankrupt by reckless speculations.
To cheat the government if possible.
To hold office without being competent to
discharge its duties.
To build bouses with nine and six inch
walls, and go to the funeral of tenents, fire
men, and others, killed by their fall, weeping
over the mystenotisdispeusalion of Providence.
To build up cities and towns without parks,
and call pestilence a visitation of Uod
OCr A friend from the country telling Foole
of an expensive funeral of an attorney, the
wit replied :
"Do you bury your attorneys f"
"Yes, lo be sure we do how else I"
"Oh, we neve: do in London 1"
"No 1 said the other, much surprised, how
do you manage ?"
"When the patient happens to die, we lay
him out in a room over right by himself, lock
the door, throw open the sash, and in the
morning he is entirely off."
"Indeed! said the other, in amszement,
what becomes of him ?"
' "'Why, that we cannot ex .clly tell ; all we
know is, there's a strong smell of brimstone in
the room the next, morning."
UTA disconcerted mnn was perpetually in
the habit of reminding his second rib what an
excellent manager his first wife was. Out of
all patience, she oire day comforted him with
the remark that no one regretted her death
more than she did.. .
DtrThe hardest thing to hold in this world
is an unruly tongue. It beats a hot smooth
ing iron snd a kicking borse considerably.
Brighter Skies are Dawning.
"It is always darkest Just before day"
And when the sky of our hope is most dense-'
ly overshadowed, and obstacles raise their
dusky heads mountain high and seem to defy:
the onward march of the light of civilization,
and the triumph of freedom, then it is we
ate assured by all past experience that the'
anticipations of true patriots if they standi
In the cause of liberty, are about to be real
ized ; in other words, "Truth crushed to
earth will rise again." The Peoria Morning
News, underthe above Caption, tiuly reasons:
"if the permanency of oetrocracy in this gov
ernment had depended upon the elections of
Inst year. Us defeat would have been over
whelming. A strange fanaticism then pos
sessed all classes, and democrats who were
supposed to be invulnerable as the sturdy oak
against whom the strums ot n hundred winters
have bent in vain, were seduced for a brief
period from their previously uniform political,
intensity. It was an hour ol madness anu
storm, and strong minded men yeilded to trie
passingjfrenzy. An unknown, undefined some
thing. had suddenly risen in political circles,
and was swaying the niassts as the s oriny
winds of heaven sways the sappling of the
forest. They were home onward by a mighty
current tliev know not whither ; with an ini-!
petnosiiy that thinks not, reasons not, but
simply acts under the guidance of a blind im
pulse. "How is it now ? Fanaticism is, rebuked,
and demo racy is again triumphant. The
tine which was sweeping our institutions into
a great muddy pool of Know-nothiiigisin has
receded, anil we are how moving back to the
good old ways of democracy which have hilh
erlnn proved so gloiious a boon of enjoyment
and privelegeti nil classes of American citi
zens. The sober second thought is operating,
and democrat) nie coming together in sol-;
u! columns lo re osseri tneir time-nonored
principles, and to take a vigorous hold of
the reins of g'.vernmcnt in those states where'
know-no1 hingi m has held temporary rule to.
its own i:tepra!!e disgrace and to the deep
humiliation and wiiiiy of ihe people for whom
they have legislated. In Maine, where the
various isms hnvedivided and subdivided the
political parties for several years, the demo
crntic parly is begining to recover its former
strength. The regul r democratic ticket re
ceived a decided plurality of the votes at the
late election, and the presidential election
will bring Maine right side tin entirelv
Massachusetts, an old federal stale from the'
biginning, a year of know nothing rule has
sufficed lo show how fearfully the whig parly
mere degenerated when it sold out its ellecls
to the know nothings, ami the people are be -
ginine to see as they never did before,
superior excellence of democratic princi-
pies compared with any other form of p'diti -
cnl government Th democratic ticket is
pretty sure to be successful iu Uassaoliuteus'
this fall. Pennsylvania gives noble evidence,
ma i uciiiiH-iuey uieie is iciuiinu iu i.a uceu-
sionnl influence in her councils. Virginia,
Ihe mother of states ami of statemen, has nev -
er diveiired Irom the true poth. Ohio shows
a disposition to be right, and, though not so
triumphant over fanaticism at this moment as'
might be desired, will be all right al the presi-1
dentiol tlcc i n.
"We might go on enumerating the bright-
euing prospects which appear throughout the'
poliiica! horizon, of l lie returning supremacy
in those states which w ere last year submerged
with know nothingism; uut tney are written
ns with a
sunbeam upon the broml blue sky
I nV.ti-A im .nUrii.v.rv mnn rnn r,-iil nnd Lnfivv
that a great and glo' ous victory avails the
j democratic parly al the next prcsidentiol elec-
The Nigger as an Institution.
itit nioirr' i
. lne nigger is n
great, in fact, a slupen-
He answers a thieefold pur
pose, and that is more than many while men
are capable of. In the first pface, he sows,
hoes and gathers a product which clolhes a
u'irlit fvl.ir. h line mmlu X Qevorliii rt t r li h n ,wl
sancv-better than her neighbors: which eno
I i.io rr,,in.i i, ,i ij.
I Ull . I.MklUHU IV V.III VII HIS "III dC .1 MUfl.
sj which suplics France win, the sinews of
rnn:, nil ...hih .,,.. ri,r.li11 .,:,
cut eaoh ottier-s tl.roatd by flirnMiilig the row,
n,nl,.ri.,l i.licn.ioi.l.U nmlilii.n nf
multifarious branches of industry.
"In ihe second place, the 'nig er' assi.sts'
Ihe abolitionists and nnti amerienns nf the
v.i, ..,.,. i.r ii.. c.,i. 11
i. v.iii 1.1iiuci i m 1 1 iiiiuui ooiiiuu, .lit
would soon languish and die. His odor alone
"In the third place, the -nigger' just is
useful in the South os in the North. In ihe
litionists, anti-americans. In the So-.th he
mn....ropi., nni i. .murinno ,..,...;.(.
nd hn. nmnn,.t. Ii. i. nniw
in both sections of the Union in the further-
once of obiecia diameirioallv onnnse.t in ...ich
.... ... i-...i...r..i 1.... J ' I...
Uilll'l. v uiiiiciiu. ll'illllUl m ouuiuu: uuito
,,iu. n,iu.o, innrai,
: f Al..nl J7 f . ,
A Touching Story.
The Hon. A. H. Stephens, of Genreia. in nn
nddrssut a meeting in Alexandria, for th
beio-ii nf ihe Orphan Asylum and Free
s s ol that city, related the following an-
"A little boy in a cold night, with no home
roof io shelter his head, no paternal or ma-
ternol guardian or guide to protect or direct
on his way, reached al night fall the house
of a rich planter, who took him in, fed, lodged
and sent him on his way with his blessing.
I hose kind attentions cheered his heart and
insp red him with a fresh courage to battle
with obstacles of life. Years rolled round;
Providence led him on, and he had reached
the legal profession; his host had died; the
cormoran's that prey on the substance of man
had formed a conspiracy to gel the nearest'
council to commit her cause to him, rind that
council proved io be the orphan boy years be -
fore welcomed and entertained bv her deceas.
ed husband. The stimulous of a warm a .d
tenacious gratitude was now added to the or-1
dinary motive connected with the profesrion.
He undertook 'her caue with a will not easilyi
to be resisted he gained it; the widow's es-1
ta.es were secured to her in perpetuity; and
Mr. Stephens added with an emphasis nl emo-
tion that sent an electric thrill throughout the
house "that orphan boy stands before you!"
, TT. ,
NruciT Osnruici ,TMr. Dentist do you
see that decayed tooth in my jaw f ,
. J.?"'. .8lr' i . . ...
'Well now pu on yotir tweezers. If it
nuns vny oau i i. wmj uuiu on aim you'll
hold on won't you V
The dentist applied his
Hold on I Thnnder and lightning I you
have not only pulled the loolh but half o my
jaw-bone. Why the deuce didn't you let go
when I sung out ?'
'Because you told me to hold on, and I did
so accordingly.' r
Don't Stay Long.
"Don't stay long, busoand," smd a young
wife, tenderly, in my presence, one evening,
as her husband was preparing io go out. The
words themselves were insignificant, but the
look or melting fondness with which they
were accompanied, spoke volumes. It told
the whole vast depth of b woman's love of
her'happiness with her husband, of her grief
when the li:ht of hia smile, the source of ail
her joy, beamed not brightly upon her.
"Don't stay long, husband !" and I fan
cied I saw the lovimc, gentle wife si'ting flloue
anxi iiisly counting the moments of her I. us
band's absence j every lew minutes running!
to the door to see if he were in sigjit, and find-1
in that he was not. 1 thought I could hear
tler exclaiming iu disappointed lone?, "not yet
not yet "
"Don't stay long husband." And again I
thought 1 could see the young wife, rucking
herself nervously in the great arm eiimr, and
weening as though her heart would break, as
her thoughtless "lord and master'' prolonged
his slay to a wearisome length of time.
0, you that have wives Hint say "don't slay
long," when you go lorth, think of them kind
ly when you are mingling in the busy hive of,
life, and try, just a little, to make their homes'
and hearts happy, for Ihey are gems too sel-
found, and when lost to seldom replaced,
You cannot find amid the pleasures of the
world the peace ond joy that a quiet home,
blessed wilhsucb a woman's presence will
"Don't stay long, husband !'' and the young
wife's look seemed to say, "for Ure, in your
own sweet home, is a loving heart whose mu-
sic is hushed when you are absent.
Think of it, men, when your wifes sny to
you "don't stay long, nnd th, don't let
the kind words poss unheeded os of little
value, for though they may be to you the dis-.
appointment or the fulfillment of their simple
Ijvinii wish, brings crief or iov to them. If
you have an hour to spare, bestow it upon
them, and the pure love, gushing from lheir
gentle, graielul hearts, will be a sweet icwurd.
The Mother's Influence.
thelslrayed beneath her cap the eye lias lost
"What will my mother say !" said a young
man a few days since, when apprehended for
appropriating his neighbors proper: v. Oh vhu
!a sermon is there ! this pious instruction
I the consistent exiimvle the earliest recolicr -
jtiousof youth burst upon him wi'h fearful
vividness! For himself he cared nothing; l.e
! had offended the law and was willing to sub-1
mil tu the nenaltv: vet the frail form of thai
i dear one who taught him to lisp his evening
I prayer, appeared before him, fullering towards,
her last resting place, there to "lie down in
i pleasant dreams." The silver hairs have
some of its brilliancy, bin none ol its benevo
l lence the skin is not so fuir as when she was
led to the niter the hand, as she leans upon
her staff has not the delicote proportions
other days tho step has lost its elasticity, but
a nrin reliance ill nie mini oi net imuein sus.
; tains her her children have grown up in hon
, or, so far as she knows, and t he Is willing to
, go whenever her summons comer. Then do
you wonder that the poor culprit sighs out in
ihe agony of his heart, "Don't let nn mother
know it, for she's almost worn out now, and
this would kill her!" Young man ! when
tempted to sin, ask yourself "What would
my mother say ?" When the evil one has as-
sumed his most olluring form, before you yield,
slop long enough to ask your better nature,
. " hat would my mother say ("
A Mistake about Printers.
"The public have a funny notion about
printeis. They think it cost nothing to puff,
advertise, Ac. And thus, one nnd another
will sponge an extra paper, o purTora benev
olent advertisement. J hey forget that a high
price is paid for every tyjie stt. They forget
that it is the business that ma hen their busi
ness known to Ihe world. I'hey forget that
it is printer's ink Hint makes nine tenths of
theft iiinneu.se fortunes. They forget that
takes money to pay cornpositers, buy pnper,
, ink and type and lastly they forget even toihauk
vou for working for nothing, uud grotuitously
' . .
puling their business." .
1 hus writes a Liiiiloriiin exchange, and we
eouimeuu us remain, iu inc i..n-uicr alien
01 Oil Cl.lilCIIICM.
I 'l',etv be an idea prevalent in this
conul-y thai edi ors and publishers are a set
of phllanlhlopists Whl, pltli') of money, time
snd labor, to i hruw away, who consider them
, . , i .- ,
'vesunder pariicuiur .mligations to any one
who affords ihein an opportunity to exereite
' conslitutional benevolence. ThL, strange as
it tnay appear, all a mistake. Kditors, God
help lhem, o re not niucn nelter t hnn the rest
of nionkind, and rarely acquire that sublime
indifference lo meat and bread which their
friends, the poets often express but never ex-
'ibit'. They are, moreover, so unreasonable
10 imagine lha when they work they ought
to be nan something like an eouilvaleut for it,
inthecorueroi me parmr, upon wnicn to place
books ami curiosities. She sow several, but
ll,,;V did not suit. It seems she could not ex
or P'"'" wl'"' she wanted. Finally she taid.
"Misler, have you got any with undcrtrow
him ,er' 111 xhvm
"With what in ?" excloimed the surprised
dealer in veueered cherry, &C, 'rtilh what
An affected lady about to be married, in a
place not four hundred miles from the city,
went lo look ot some furniture. She wished
particularly to have a piece of furniture to set
"What, under trow trow-trow troiczen in
'And what the deuce, madam, would you
do with under-trowzers in a piece of furniture
like that ?"
"Why, lo put shells and curiosities in,"
'"i1 the piifk of nature, "for shells, &c."
1 "Ah ' 0,1 ! hem ! You mean drawert eh?
Why didn't you say so ? Walk up stairs
The lady collapsed, and a footman placed
her in an open choriutcequicker'n a flash.
A Lesson for the Girls. My pretty litlle
dears : You are no more fi'. for matrimony than
a millet is to look after a fami'v of fourteen
chickens. The truth is, my dear girls you
I want, generally speaking, more liberty and
less fashionable res'raint, more kitchen ond
Mf pnrlor more ,,g exercise nml ,esil lnock.
modwty "ore breakfast and less bustle. 1
like the buxom, bright-eyed, rosy-chetked,
fll,.breastej, bounclBg UsS ho can dam
v hpr - f k ,
sers, command a regiment of polsand kettles,
milk the cows, feed the pics, chop the wood,
mA - u.il.1 flunk an u-i. 1 1 mm I Via ni.iha.u
,ad wjlna, in tne aiawin room.M.s.
BTln "bobbin around" keep your nose out
of your neighbor's unner pot.
The Joys of Life.
mind, and chaos ends iu light; when the hour
of inspiration nnd the joy of genious is on him,
'tie then that this child of heaven leels a god
dom like delight. 'Tis sympathy with Truth.
There is a higher and more tranquil bliss
than heart communications with hear', when
two souls unite in one, like mingling dewrirops
on the rose, that scarcely louch the flower,
mirror the heavens in their li'lle orbs; when
perfect love transforms two souls, either man's
tor woman's, each lo the other's image; when
one heartbeats in two bosoms; one spirit
speaks with a divided tongue; when the some
No doubt there is iiy in Ihe success of
earthly schemes. There is joy to the miser as
he salts fies his prurient palm with gold; there
is j'.y lo the fool of fortune when his gaming
brings a prize. But what is it? His request
is granted, but leanness enters hi3 aoul. There
is de light in feasting upon the pleasures of
earth, the garment in which God vails the fra
grant loveliness of flowers; the song of birds;
the hum of bees; :le sound of the ocean; Ihe
rustle of summer winds henrd at evening in the
pine-lops; in the cool running brook; t lie ma-
jAuc sweep of undulating hills, the majestyof
the mountain; in the morning's virgin beauty;
in the material trace of evening, and the sub
lime nnd mys'ic pomp of night; Nature's sileu
sympathy how beautiful is it.
There is joy, no doubt there is, in the mind
of genious, when thoughts burst on him as the
tropic sun rending a cloud; when long trains
of ideas sweep through his soul, like coiistel-
lated orbs before on angel's eye; whensublime
thoughts and burning words rush lo the heart
when nature reveals her sacred truth and seme
ereot iaw breaks all at once upon n Newton's
soul is eloquent in mutual eyes there is a
rapluredeep, serene, heart felt and abiding, in
thismysterious fellow-feeling with a congenial
soul, which puts to shame the old sympathy
of nature, anu the ecsintic, but shortlived
! bliss of geniou3 in his high nnd burning hours,
But the welfare of religion is moie than each
i or all of these. The g;nd reliance that comes
upon trie man; Hie sense ol trust; a rest wpn
Cod: the soul's exceeding peace; the univer
sal harmony; the infinite within, fynipathy
with the Soul of all is bliss that words cannot
portray, llu only knows who feels. The
spi ecn oi f propner cnnnoi leu me line, nu,
1 not if .1 seraph touched his lips wild his fiie.
' In the hour of religious visitation from the
! living God, there seems to be no separate
thought; the tide of universal bfe sets through
I the soul. The thought ol self is gone. J t is n
little Occident looking or a clown, o parent
or n child. Man is one wi'h God, nnd lie is
All in All. rentier tne loveliness oi nainre,
neither the. joy of geiiiius imr the sweet
breathing of congenial hearts, that make deli
cate music ns they bsnt neither one nor all
of those can tquol the joy of ihe righlous soul
that is as one w ith God.
A Novel Valuation.
Among Ihe bankrupt petitions recently gran
ted by the Supreme Court of Rhode Island,
was the following petition of Nathan L. Mil
ler, of Providence, whose inventory attached
to his petition as corr. ct and true, comprised
9 hens nnd one rooster, valued at
1 pig, 1 1 at and I dog
1 bureau and 1 Family Bible
3 email babies ond I wood saw
ICTSniffles asked a seedy looking chnp what
he did for a living.
"I run a conductor on a railroai."
"You a contractor on a railroad !" said the
"Yes, sir-ee, I tends the brokes, ond every
now and then contracts o bod cold !"
Sniffles called for brannynwarrer ns usual.
CrFev. Mr. Balm of Chicago, 111., inserts
prayer in Ihe Olive Branch of that city, which
runs thus: "Oh, Lord I have mercy on our
special revivalist preachers; mercy and good
ness, we humbly beseech thee; keep lhem
from Inking ladies who become comers, on
their knees, and holding them in their arms
and kissing them."
1HT Cleanliness is next to goodness, appears
to be ihe motto iu Wisconsin. The Niies 'n
qnirrr records the good luck of a citizen ol
that village, who, while bathing in the rive',
discover. d, after on industrious "scrub" of
his person of about five minutes, a pair of
drawers which he had lost two years before.
1TA man being awakened by the enn'a i it
of o boot with the announcement flint lie must
not occupy his ber'li with his boots on, verv
considerately replied: "Oh, the bugs won't
hurt 'cm, 1 guess; they're uu old pair. Let
A Deau Mak'ii. A ladyj.laying on a piano
for'e, on being called upon lor a dead march,
aked a celebrated professor of music what
she should plov, he repliedi "Any march that
you may play will be a dead one, for you're
sure lo murder it."
IT A Ve.ern Editor winds up his account
of n late steamboat explosion on the Mississip
pi as follows : " 1 he captain swum ashore.
So did the ch imtiermaid. She was insured
for 815,000, and loaded with iron."
J"y We hove heard of a lady who replied lo
her husband s melancholy Ejaculations at
breakfast lime, last winter, on Ihe high price
of flour, "Thank Heaven ! my dear, it will
not affect us, for we buy baker's bread."
ITT"My dear," said on affectionate husband
to his better half, aftero matrimonial squabble,
V"ii will never be permuted to go lo heaven!'
Why not f" "Because you will be wanted
as a tormentor down below."
DT"My dear," said an affectionate si.ruse
lo her husband, "am I not your only treas
ure i" ' Oh, yes," was the cool reply, "and
1 would willingly lay it up in heaven." What
an insulting wretch !
If At a Fourth of July celebration, a young
lady offered the following toast:
Ihe young men of merica invirorms
our support ; Our arms their reward."
Fall nimen, la II in.
TTAn Irishman writing to a friend from the
West, rema ked "Pork is so plenty here dial
every third man you meet is a hog." A re
mark which, unfortunately, ma7 be applied to
society in many other places.
BTThe age is getting more ond more nice
A rose by any other name would smell as
sweet," is now rendered as follows: "A flow
er is capable of exerting Ihe same titilotory
influence under any and every cognomen."
Uniom or Two ' tatss Gov. Wright of
Indiana, last year married a lady of Kentucky.
The papers inform us she hos recently pro
duced twins -a boy and a girl : one has been
named Kentucky ond the other Indians.
Rates of Advertising.
One square (or less) 3 insertion. 11:00.
tacn siiumonai neruon, , id
" " Three months, .... 3:00
" Six months, e.OO
' 1'u'Hlvc month. ... S-fMI
One fourth of a column per year, 15:00
nan - - ie:w
" column . . . J0:0Q
All over a square charged as two squares.
tLTAdvertjcementi inserted till forbid af
the expense of the advertiser.?
Executed at this office with neatness and das.
patch, at the lowest possible ralfl,
A Tough Witness.
Prosecuting Attorney "Mr. Parks, slat
if you please, whether you have ever known
the defendant to follow any piofession."
"He's been a professor ever since I'vg
"Professor of what !"
"You don't understand me, Mr. Parks.-.
What does he do f"
"Generally, what he pleases."
"Tell the jury, Mr. Parks, what the deftnd.
ant fo liws."
"Gentlemen of the Jury, the defendant, fol
lows the crowd when they go in todrink."
"Mr. Parks, this kind of prevarication will
no do here. Now state how Ibis defendant
"Isawhiinlast night ai.pport himself against
a lam -post."
"May it please your honor, this witness has
shown a disposition to trifle with the Court."
Judge "Mr. Parks, stale, if you know any
unng aooui it, what's tne deienuant's occupa,
"Occupation, did you say J"
Counsel "Yts, what is his occupation!"
"If I ain't mistaken he occupui a garret
somewhere in 'own."
"That's all, Mr. Parks."
Cross-examined "Mr. Parks, I understand
you lo say that the defendant is a professor of
religion. Does his practices correspond with
his profession f"
"I never heard of any correspondence oi
letters pasing between them.'
"Y"U said something about his propensity
for drinking. Does he drink hard ?"
"No ; I think he drinks nseasy as any man
1 ever saw.''
One more question, Mr. Parks. You have
known Ihe defendant a long time ; what' are
tits hobits loose or otherwise r"
' 'The one he's got nn now, I think, is rather
tight under the onus, and loo short waistoij
for the fushon."
"You can take your seal, Mr. Parks.'
How to be Happy.
I will give you two or three good rules
which may help you lo become happier than
you would be without knowing them; but as
to be completely happy, thot you can never be
till you get to heaven.
The first is "try your best to make others
happy." "I never was happy," said a certain
king, "liil I began lo take pleasure in the
we'lorc of my people; but ever since then, in
darkest day, I have had sunshine in my hrorl.
f. .i ..i. . . .. .
i .ii y secomi ruie is, "lie content wiin little.
; There ore many good reasons for lliis rule, We
I deserve but little, we require but little, and
' better is little, with the fear of God, than
great treasures and trouble therewith." Two
men were determined lo be rich, but they tet
about it in different way; for the one strove
to mi eup lo means to his desires; while tho
other did his best to bring down his desires lu
his means. The reuli was, the one who cot
eted much wasolwoyi repining, while he who
desired but litlle wasaluays contented.
My third is, "Look on the iunny side of
Look up with hopeful eyes.
Though all things seem forlorn;
The sun that sets to-night will rise,
Again to morrow morn.
The skipping lamb, the singing lark ond the
leaping fish tells us thai happine.-s is not con
fined to one place. God in his goodness has
spread it abroad on the earth, in the air and in
the wnlers. Two aged women lived in the
same cottage; one was always fearing a storm
and the other was always looking forsunshine.
Hardly need I sny which it was wore, a forbid
ding frown, or which it was whose face was
lighted up with joy.
Our Recipe for Curing Meat.
Those who will carefully adopt our method
of curing pork and beef, will be enabled to en
joy os fine hams, TBYrgnc, "dried beef," ond
rounds, os the Emperor of all Ihe Russians can
command, always providing thai the meat
cured is of the best quality. It is thin;
To one gallon of woler,
Take 1 lbs ol salt,
i lb. of sugar,
i oz. of saltpetre,
i oz. of potash.
In this ratio the pickle to be increased to
any quantity desired. Let these be boiled to
gether, until all : lie dirt from Ihesugar. (which
will not be a little,) rises to the top and is
skimmed off. Then throw it into a tub to
co I, and when rnU pour il over your beef
and pork, in remain the usual lime, say four
or five weeks. The meal must be wel I covered
with pickle, and should not be put down for
at Last two days a fit-r killing, during which
time it shcuM be slightly sprinkled wilh pow
Several of our friends have omitted the boil
ing of the pickle, and found it to answer
equally as wtll. Ii will not however answer
miit so well. Bv hoi'ini. flu .tibl ii i.....:.
fird for ihe amount of dirt which is thrown
on ny me operation, irorn trie salt ond sugar,
would surprise nnv one not arnn.iintPit u l h
the fact. Ger. Tel.)
rrrThere cannot be a surer proof of an in
nate meanness of disposition, than to be al
ways talking ond thinking of being genteel
one mu.M feel a strong tendency to that which
one is always trying lo avoid; whenever we
pretend on all occosions, a mighty contempt
for anything, it is a pretty clear s gn that w
J rWe overheard a sentimental yonng man
last night singing a new song, we take it. Wo
gathered from the ingenious mass ofgutlerals,
the follow ing
"A grasshopper sat on a sweet potato vine,
Seet potato vine sweet potato vine,
A big turkey gobbler came up behind
And knocked 'the grasshopper off the sweet
Tiik Schoolmaster Abroad. The follow
ing is a neutral copy of a list of questions pro
posed to a debating club in W r c t - r 1 1 Inu
Subjeclc of (lieshutionh dansin morrally
rong ? Is the read in nf firbiitu. ul. ..,'
mcndible ? Is it necessary that femalls shud
receve a mornugii literary educ.ishun f
lemaus io lone parts in polilicks r
rV7-"Friend" raids lailor. 'it is vcrv wron
to swear as you do ; why do you do it f"
"Because," replied the prisoner' "I've un
derstood that a man may swear out of jo il in
thirty days, and I want to see if it can't lm
done in fifteen. I am going lo set un ill nieht
and do my worst."
A Wl'f..M"A in'i vm. afrniil win vill IimiI
while falling so f" said a chap iu the pit oft
circm, to a clown.
"Why so f " asked the lat'et.
"Because you are a tumbler,' replied the
wag. The down fainted.