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[From the Louisville Journal.]
I'm dreaminfr of the years. Will,
When w were boy together.
Wbeo o'er lib's soft and sunny skies.
There came no wintry wealhor;
For memory turns full often, Will,
To the Joyous days of yore,
Tboee sunny diy of peace and hope.
Which alas ! will come no more.
: I mind me of the old oaks, Will,
In whoM shades we used to play,
And the little attic chamber.
Where we used to kneel and pray.
And then the clean cold brook, Will,
That cart its feathery spray.
Whose limpid wave we used to sock,
From Summer's noontide rny.
Remembrance brings the aehool-roora Will,
Who wnlls I've seen decay,
For Its spirits once so guv sad bright,
Hare long since passed away;
With rsnk and noisome weeds, Will,
ltd grounds are covered o'er.
For the little feet that sh&cd the palbl,
Shall press the soil no more,
Ah! I mind me of those scenes, Will,
That checkered our young yonrs.
And often cause, 'mid minhoiU strife.
Some fond, regretful tears:
For though 'mid scenes of mirth, Will,
We've quilled of fiercer jov.
We're known no bliss so unalloyed
As when we both were boys.
Vet 'twere needles to repine, Will,
That youthful driy are o'c,
Ilope whimpers fair in fancy's ear
Of pictures vet In store.
Ah ! but I often think. Will. .
Tho' with future rapture blewed,
Bomcmbrancs bright will still incline
To love our boyhood best.
[From Godey's Lady Book.
THE ITALIAN SISTERS.
BY HELEN HAMILTON.
In a Sinn II room in me of the poorer class r.f
lodging-houses of Rome, sat a young and
beauliiul girl. The glowing loveliness of
Italy was hers the warm yet brilliant com
plesl.in, the ilsik expressive eyes, the wealth
of rove n tin ir ii 1 1 Were combined lo render
her sn exquisite specimen of Iloini.n beamy.
i 8h was clod in o lich Iridul coli.nie, and
her dress ol snow y satin and cosily lace, "rna
niented wi:h flowers and pearls, contrasted
striiugely with the aspect of the room she oc
cupied. It was small poorly furnished, and its
only ornaments were a few colored drawings
of Italian scenery hanging tier and there upon
the walls, and a large riucifix of ebony ami
alahssler which sioud on a small table draped
with colored stnfl. An old guitar, with n port-
Mm of music, lay st the feet of Hie fiiir girl,
as if she had been trying ;o while awsy the
time by playing upon the instrument.
She was evidently wailing for some one.
From time tu time, as the roll of a coming
carraige caught her ear, she sprang up and
hastened lo the window, hut ulwsys riissi
pointed, turned away with a look" of weariness
to icstime her sent. At Inst, after an hour's
weary wlch, a corrinye stopped nt the door,
footslrps were heard ascending the slairs, the
Joor wij pushed open, and a young man en
tered the room followed by a priest. Uttering
aa exclamation of joy : the fair girl flew lo
meet the first, who greeted her wilh n smile
or.d the words, "Well, dear Nina, have 1 made
yon wait long ?" pronounced iu Italian will a
. alight English accent.
"Oh, very long, F.norico I 1 wes so tired, but
-. now you arc come,! apt satisfied," she replied,
"Does your dress please you ?" be asked,
; attentively surveying her. "1 feared it was
i Dot handsome enough."
"It is beautiful," she onswered, "onfy too
; beautiful for me."
Nothing can be too beautiful fur the future
- Lmly Lynda '," he .fvhiapercd, w hile a rosy
blush overspread the fair feature of his com
panion. "Hut wlieie is teresa ?' he added,
glancing oriund ; "is she gone ?"
Yes, ai'd all is secure," was "he reply.
"Then come, I am impatient to cul! you my
wife." She placet! her band in his, and be
- lid her to the priest.
. And now wnile the ceremony is proceeding,
lei us cast a look at the bridegroom.
He was tall and finely formed, with deli-
calely cut features, large deep blue eyes, and
a profusion of dark brown hair which wreathed
. itself in dote eurls around his head. He was
handsomely dressed, and bore in his manntr,
i the trace of his rank, (Lord Lyndon was heir
presumptive to an earldom,) yet an expression
. rested upon his bandiome mouth white,
untary feeling of dislike in those who beheld
hirft for the first lime.
' Ti e ceremony was nearly ended, when the
door was suddenly thrown open, anj a young
. airl rushed in, her leaturas, though wan and
wasted with recent illness, glowing wilh ex
citement, and bti whele frame trembling will,
emotion. "The Holy Virgin be piaised 1"
the exclaimed j l am nol loo late to save
. von, Kina:"
"To save me I" exclaimed Nina, a flush
crimsoning her cheek : "from what f 1 am
Lord Lyndon's wife."
'Hi wife f Ob I foolish girl, did you be
lieve him t" asked the other. " I his is an
internal inare, Nina. Look at that man,1
a he continued pointing lo the priest, who, pale
and trembling, l ued against l he wall, "He
asfotie of the lord's servants diesed up t'J
trick you to your destruction. That is the
. reason why he insisted on a secret marriage
but his valet, more nonet than bis master.
revealed to me the whole plot scarce an bout
. ago. ana 1 hastened to save you."
"Nina, 'tis false I exclaimed Lord Lyndon,
, . angrily.
. "1 am his wife, Terns j you have been de
' ceived," said Nina, and throwing beck, her
. veil, she gazed with a look of confiding fond
' sets into ber lover's eyes.
"Rj.ail. dplurivil oirl." rvnliad Teresa, nta-
'' ting an open letter in her hand. She glrnred
over a few lines, sn ashy paleness overspread
per leaiurees, ami witn a moan oi unuuo.uu.c
anguish, she sank fainting in the arms of her
ister. "My Lord, your evil purpose is foiled,'
said Teresa, calmly. "Will it please you,
)ev me t" and she pointed with a Jesture
, at command to the door. Uttering an exclaro
siren of rage an) pcotd, he mshvd front lbs
BY I. a. GOULD.
"Fearless and Free"
$l,50per Annum lnAdvance.
EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0.. NOV.29, 1855.
To). 12, No. 24.
r i fir fitaL JLL JiL
room, followed by the pretended priest, and
the listers wtre left alone,
Five yearn have passed sway since the
events described in the first psrt of this Isle,
and our scene is no longer Isid in the little
room at Rome, but in the elegant boudoir ofa
tilled lady in London,
The loom was richly yet tastefully furnish
ed. The delicate tints of the carpet and Hie
.I,M,'UIV ll.IWUIII.LU YICII WIN)
the silvery hue of the paper tluil covered the!
walla.. A few beautiful paintings, one en ex
quelle Madonna, the rest glowing Italian lend-
scapes, were hung wi b an artist's care in the
best lights, anil in a recess stood one erfecl
statue, a graceful Hebe, from the magical chis
el of Canova. Above the mantel piece of
Sienna marble, hung one other pniuting ; it
was concea lid hy a curtain of black velvet,
on which the words "La Mia Soielln" were
embroidered iu silver thread. -
Sea:ed at a marble la le, which was drawn
near the centre of the room, ''s a young and
bee mi fill woman. Mer large, black brillian'
eyes, and heavy braids of silken hair of Hint
r.ch bluish black never seen except on a na
tiveof Italy, contrasted the dazzling whiteness
of her broad and noble brow, and the sol' rich
tint of her cheek. Her dress of violet satin
was cul so as lo displuy Ihe period contour of
her ivory shoulders, which were farther set
off by o berthe ol black lace fastened with a
diamond star. She w reemployed looking over
the contents of a small pon folio covered with
cnuisun velvet, with clasps and corners of
gold studded with pearls, and filled wilh small
pieces ol paper, nil in the same hand writing,
r.nd bearing trio same Signature. A smile
curved tier besu'iful lips, a strange smile lor
a mouth so lovely; il was cold end bil'.er, more
painful lo look up n thnn a frown. Such
waa the Marschesa d'Agli.mo, li e most beau
tiful woman iu London. A servant nunounu
ed "Lord London," and closing Die port folio,
she ros to receive him, the smile on her lip
git ing place lo one f welcome. Five years
had made but little change in the appearance
of Lord Lyndon, except that he was still hand
somer thon when he won poor Nina's heart,
and his manners hud won addiiiouul grace.
Clasping the offered hand of the Marchesn,
he pressed il lo his lips before he spoke ; (hen
drawing a Chair closu lo hers, he naiil, "Well,
Ueatike, lo-d.iy the year of my probation is
ended. Il is now exactly one year since the
day I first told you I loved you ; will you tive
me a defiiitle answer now ?"
The Marchess listened Willi Ihe same cold
and cnusiic smile ploying upon her lips, and
when he paused for a reply, without heeding
his words slie sun!, "Loid Lyndon I will I el I
you a litlle story." The lover looked surpris
ed, but wiihoul heeding his astonished looks,
she pressed the black heavy braids from hi.i
brow, sinl, ofter a momenl's thought, began
Hi'hcrlo the l;iii:iirige hud been carried on in
fcjiglli, bu'. nownlis (poke In Itnliiin with a
riipidi'y of vtiuitciaiir.il thai efTr-c'ually pruc.iu
did every attempt at interrupiion.
"Some years ao, my lord, '.here lived iu
Rome iwo orphan sisiers. They were of no
ble billh, but poor, and they depended on Ihe.ir
talents for subsistence; the elder taught draw
ing, and the younger music. She was very
beauliiul mid veiy guileless, and the elder
watched over her with all a mother's care, for
she was the last being who claimed her love.
She alwoy accompanied her when she went
to give her lessons, and guarded her wilh o
watchfulness neeeasarv in h IaiuI wlr. Iifnn.
ty is almost a curse, but at last she fell sick,
and her cisler went forth alone to hirdailv
asks. She met, at the house of ore of her
pupils, a young foreigner; he was captivated
by her beaniy, Rud made her proposals, which
she spurned with iudivnntion; he then offered
uer ins nanu on condition that the niarnase
should be kept secret ; she loved him, and she
conenie. IJut the volet of the vouns! mini
sought out the elder, told her I hat her sis et
was about to become Ihe victim of a pretend
ed marriage performed by a false priest, and
as a proof of his assertions, showed her a let
ter which his master had given him tu bum, a
congratulation tiom some one as base as him
self, on securing so eas;ly the lovely prize. He
indicated lo her Ihe house where the ceremon
was to be performed: she Imstened ih it her.
and arrived in time to save hersisier : but her
neari was broKeu, wealth ond rank became
theirs by the death of a distant relative, but
all loo lile. My lord, look here." And ri
snii! Irom her seat, the ladv drew aside Ihe
black velvet curtain, and Lord Lyndon lo iked
once more upon the face of Num. But hu
changed ! '1 he same brilliant eyes and itlow
tug cheeks were there, but the lips thai had
evei greeted his coming with smiles, wore an
expression of deep yet milieu' sadness, and
the very beauty ol that air face seemed like
flowers strewed upon a corpse to hide by its
loveliness i.ie ravages Ol death. Lord Lyndon
seemed violently agitaieri, and seizing the arm
of the Marchess, he exclaimed, "In pily, tell
me, Beatrice, is she dead f"
She burst into a sardonic laugh. "Listen
lo this man !" she exclnrned; "he breaks the
heart ofa girl who truly loved him, and then
a.ks, "Is she dead ?" She died in my arm.
scarce a year from the time you cruelly de
ceived her. I am her sister ; but as you nev
er beheld my face but once, I can pnrdon you
tor not recognizing in Ihe Alarchesa Beatrice,
Teresa d'Agliunothe suur of your viciim."
He did not seem to hear her. but stood ga
zing on the portrait, his lip ouivering with
painful emoiion. "Btslrice,"' he at lemttli
said in a deep troubled lone, "I scarcely can
hopi you will believe my words, yul if evei
remorse visited human hesti, mine has felt its
bitterest pangs. Were Nina livjng, my hand
and heart should be her ; hut, alas I I can
give you nuproola of the sincerity of whai I
say. I dare no longer hope you will listen to
mysut; 1 can no longer offer you my hand; 1
can 011I7 plead tl.nl you vil pardon the biner
wrong 1 have inflicted on you, and ilia', you
will believe in the truth of my repentance."
"You can then leel remorse, contrition V
she exclaimed, "you tlitcold hearted libertine,
you, the murdeierof my sister I No, tannot
realize such a change."
"Then 1 must go unpardoned," be said in
Beatrice buiied ber face in her hands for a
lew momenls; when she again raided herhead,
the scornful expression of her features had
given place loone of sadness. "My lord she
saul, "1 beleive you, aim iu that belief I re
nounce a project of vengeance treasured ever
since my sister's death. The Italian Count
who nightly templed you lo the gaining table
ami to whom you lost such Immense sums,
was my tool, for I sought to
vense my 'J.er;
ay 1 Ring irom you wnsi I beiiveit every fcn-.
glishman held dearer than life, money.--
Here," sha continued, laying ber hand upon'
the little velvet Covered portfolio, "lies sll
ycu. avallh, and thus do I reaio.a il lo you."
opened the portfolio, and, taking out
papeti it contained, tore them Into atoms;
then, turning lo Lord Lyndon, she asid, "My
lord, we pnrt now forever. Farewell.'
"Forever I Oh. not forever, Beatrice!" he
exclaimed. Your generous forbearance gave
me hope ; do not crush il at once."
"My lord, fnreell," she repeated, extend
ing her band. He mised it to t.ia lips, and
then, with a look of passionate adoration, re
pented her last words, ' Farewell," and retired.
As Iris Inst footstep died awsy, she turned to
ward the portrait. "Is not this the vengeance
tli.il U'nillil lini-A jli.li'unuil tt,u liAnrl tnu aid.
i If. , ..." 1
, , '"u,"":";
It may have been the waving of the curlsins
Ihe flickering of the flying sunliitht, but some
thing like a smile flitted ovet the sad sweet
face of Nina's portrait.
"By and By."
There's music enoueh in these three words
for the burden of a song. There's hope
wiappe-1 up in them, an articulate beat of (be
Bv and by!
We heard it as long ago ns we can remem
ber, when we made brief but perilous Jour
neys 1 rom cnair to . table, and from table to
We heard il Ihe other dny, when two part
ed that had been "loving in their lives," one
lo Cjlifornia. and theother In her lonely home.
Everybody nays it some lime or other. The
liille boy whispers it w hen he ilrtems of ex
changing the little stubbed boots for those like
The man mtirmers ir, when in life's middle
watch, he sees his plans half flni-he.!, and his
hopes yet in (he bud, waving in the eold, late
The old man says il when bethinks of put
ling nffihe mortal for Ihe immortal, to-day for
The wi-ary wntrh for the morning, and while
away Ihe dnik wilh ' by mid by."
Sometimes it sounds like 0 song; sometimes
there is a t-ich or soli in it. What wonld'nl
'he world give to find it in almanacs set down
someuhete, no matter if in ihe dead of De
cember to itnow tlat it would strely come!
But fairy lik' as it is, filling like a s'arheam
over Ihe dewv shadows of years, nobrdy can
jpare it, and we look upon Ihe many times
these wonts have beguiled us, the memory of
the silver "by and by, as like the sunrise of
Ossion( pleasant b'tt mournm! to the soul. '
"Can you reach them Pertaters?"
Many of our render have no doubt read the
following rich angedo'e. It is old, hut like
good wine, it will bear repetition. Those who
have never heard nr "rend of it," will llinnk
us for reviving it from the oblivion into which
il was fast falling :
Several gentlemen of Ihe Massachusetts
Legislature, dining at Boston Ho'el, one of
tliem asked Mr. il., a gentleman who sat op
"Can yon renh ihe prrtner$, sir ?"
Mr. M., extending his arm tow ards Ihe dish
and satisfied himself that he Could reach the
"penaters." ar.d answered
" is sir."
The legislator was taken aback with Ihe un
expected rcqulf from ihe wag , but presently
recovering I . u n -e . r he asked.
"Will you stick my fork into one of 'em,
Mr. M look the fork, ond very coolly n In used
it iu'o a finely cooked potnioe, and left it
ilirre I Thecumpaii) roared, as they look the
j ke, ond the victim looked more foolish than
before : but suddenly an idea struck him and,
rising to his feet, he exclaimed, wiin an ait of
"Now, Mr. M., i will trouble you for the
Mr. M. rose to his feet, and wilh the most
imperlurahle gravity, pulled Ihe fork out of
ihr potatue, ami returned it,ami''stan uncon
querable thunder storm of laughter, to the
utter discnmfiiureofthe nentlemau from B
Be frank wilh the world. Frankness is the
ch'ld of honesty and courage. Say jus! w ha
you mean lo do 011 every occasion, and lake it
for granted you mean lo do what i right. If a
friend asks a favor, you should grant, if it be
easoiialile ; if il is not, tell him plainly why
you cannot. You will wiong him nud your
self by equivocation of any kind. Never do a
wrong Hunt; to make a friend or to kep ono ;
the man who requires you lo do so is dearly
purchased at a sacrifice. Deal kindly and
firmly with all men; you will find it the best
policy which wears best. Above all, do not
appear to others what you are not. If you
have any fault lo find with any, tell him, not
others, of what von complain. There is no
more dangerous experiment than that of un
dertaking '.o be one thing lo a man's face, and
another thing to his back. We should live,
speak and act out of doors, as the saying is,
and say and do what we are willing should be
known and read by men. It is not only best as
a mailer of principle but as a mailer uf policy.
A Fine Stream.
A goid story is told ofa Philadelphia judge,
well known f r his love of jokes, lie had ad
ver iido farm for rale, wilh a fine stream of
wa running through it. A few days after-war'-
a gentleman called on him to speak
nt) .nf it.
"Well, Judge," said he, "I have been over
that farm you advertised for sale Ihe 01 her
day, and find all right exce,it the "fineslreum
of water you mentioned."
"It runs through the piece of woods in the
lower part of Ihe mendow," sain thf Judge,
"What, that little brook! why il does not
hold much more than a spoonful. I am sure
if yon empty a bowl of wsi.-r into it, it would
overflow. Ycu don t tall that a tine stream,
"Whv, if it were much finer you couldn't
see it at all," said the Judge blandly.
We never hae heard whether the gentle
man bought the farm, but we rather suspeci
At the Liquidating Office.
..y, don'l sell drinks, Sir," said the clerk
"Aye, yer vagabond spalpeen, il is onlv
gintlemeii you sell it to. You wouldn't sen
it , , poo, laboring man lika me. I'll re
fine .member yea on election day." and Pat dia
tbe ptrred nnd..
Last week a recent emigrant fiomlhe Emer
ald Island, having heard, no doubt, that pure
spirits could only be obtained 1 the Custom
House, patd a visit lo the building in Wall
street, and on entering at the Smith door, es
pied, overan inner door, the words Liquidating
Office; and being as some other of his country
men are, npl lo jump at conclusions, he
"Is this the Liquor-dating Office, Sir?" said
"Yes, Sir." replied he clerk.
"I'll take a diink of vour beat brandy." said
he Ihrowins down a III ee cent piece
Something about the Snaik.
It is our friend of the Bunkum Flagniaffwho
MUls us the following irom Silver Lake, ihe
locality of the "gra'e sarninl !" The letter
was evidently penned in much hasie, anC un
dera good deal of excitement, and the initials
are so blotted that we can only decipher whut
seems ike "Wags ," in very strnttlm?
characters, at the end. The internal evidence
of its authenticity is much stronger:
"Joe Oilman has just drought over startling
news from Snsik-lown. Il has been seen
again! feS -me wrepiie is thair. The
suaik will be Kort anu egziuiied 01 over the
ked'nlry at 25 smis. A siok kumpeny has
bene fount in spekilale on thegraie Monster
of the depe also onto the chances of catching
Ihe same. The sneers are all taken, but the
suaik ami. The money ir all paid in, but Ihe!
old whaler's line is not all played out yet
The object was saw yisii'rday 011 the botlem of
ihe Laik, with a mair made on his back a '
cumin' of her hare, and the harts of the stok-
holders bele hi a Iso the shares sell hither. I
The kumpeny hev bill a high observatory and
highered wotchmeu to "oli.-cv Hie sua ik of
suatks," and kiep their eye onto him won
seue. The watchman stand un the top of the.
observatory, being selected from there fellow-
for there siiieiior hile; and the a lore-1
sade being bill al lean fifty let I hi; ind the
are p.ide a hi snlery, wich eievatul p.)-
sishun nabels them 10 gane an nnobsiiunied
view- of the broad expaus of water, and make
of setin the snaik, w hich ilubl.els
Hit value of the stok il is a capital sluk. ;
He has bene seen every day twice), and on
tccn)un only," 3 limes. On transfer
days il will be vizzibel durin' bizuus hours, I
(by order of Ihe board.) The observairry is'
w ith quizzin glnsis and a tultisknpe. '
Il is thol that the oUervstcry i sulTicien ly
convpikous to atuac the nous oi the snaik. '
aura neenel as is too poor lo by sheers sez
if he duz twig the p'eperatino maid lo ketch
him he will ili of Infl'nu, and his skin si 11 f' im-;
mej-iiely '. There w-111 uea uunsoiuiatea Liu
ted State Snake Comptmti before long.
Rather did him.
A merchant in a to - n near Boston, had I
customer, more dreaded tlmn desired, who
was always ready lo taste early frit it without
buving any, eat raisins by Ihe handful, dip in
lo Ihe sugar barrel for bin lumps, and fill his
siiufT box nut of the jar on the counter, under J
ihe pretence of taking 0 pinch. This game
go' to be insufferable. He had a bairel of
choice apple sauce in his siore, fact wh'ch ;
our sponge discovered, who seated himself j
upon it, and when the storekeepers eyes
turned he woo Id dip into 'he barrel and scoop
out a handfull at a time, and lake it ilown i.t
a gulp. The dealer hud seen the whole by
means ofa looking-glass which reflected the
store, and he resolved upon a plan infix him.
"John," said he 10 his young man, giving
hirrra wink, "wh didn't you tluow that ap
ple sauce away ?"
Without wailing for John's answer, the
sponte bioke in wilh,
"Why. what's Ihe matter with it? It's
first rate I think "
"Yes," said ihe store-keeper, it was, but a
cat oirl four kitlens were drowned iu it last
The vieiim looked pale and moved toward
the door. He fell as if he was an injured man
and silently vowed not lo patronize that store
A certain man hit his toe against a pebble
and fell headlongto theground. He was vex
ed, and under he influence of anger and self
sufficiency, he kicked mother earth right sau
cily. With imperturbable gravity he looked
to see the earth itself dissolved, and come to
na.iijlit. But the earth remained, and only his
poor font was injured in ihe encounter. This
n Hie way of man. An article in a newspaper
touches him in a weak spot and be immediate
ly stops his paper. With treat self compla
cency he looks lo see Ihe crash, when the ob
ject of his spl. en shall cease to be. Poor fno'
he has only hit his own toe against the world
that does not perceptibly feel the shock, and
injures to any extent none but himself.
A Bad Promise Better Broken than kept.
My friend Richaid, sayj an Eastern Torres
pondent, was 0 inveterate chewer of tabacco.
To break himself of the habit, he took up an
other, which wns that of making a pledge
about oncea monlh that he would never chew
another piece. He broke his pledge just as
often ns he made il. The Inst time I hat!
seen him he mid me he I od broken ofT for
good, but now, as I met him, he was taking
"Why, Richardr," said I, "you told me you
had pi vt i up thai habit, but I see you are at
Yes," he replied. "I have gone to chew
ing and left off lying.
All the world, excepting umbrella makers
and venders, make wry faces and growl upon
rainy days. Should they T Rainy days rrwke
I hp grass bUdesgreeneraiidstouler ; Ihcy give
life to the foresis shade, and fill the w heat
heads and Hie tars of corn. They fill cisterns,
make good jobs for slrel contractors, creates a
demand fur double soled foots and India-rubbers,
and delitl.l young ducks. Thty induce
married men lo alay at home of nights instead
of going down town after tea ; and they
subdue oHI bachelors into a desire fur mat
rimony aiM the "comforts ofa home.'
A Gal's Waist.
A School-boy Down East who was noted
among Ins play fellows for bis frulir ks with
the girls, wrs reading aloud in Ihe Old Te.-ta-men',
when coming to the phiase "making the
uvtrs( places ghd," hew'as asked by thepeda
gogue what it meant. The youngster paused
scratched his head bul could give no an
swer, when up jumped a more precious urchin,
and cried nut:
"I know what it means master, it means
hunging the the gals, fur Tom Rots is always
bunging 'em around the waist, il rat'kes 'em so
glad as cau ue."
JTA good anecdote is told nf an old Metho
disi preacher, who rude a circuit a few yean
.l(.o while going to one of his appointments,
he met an old acquaintance who was one of
he matisliates of lite County. He a -iked Ihe
'nimsier why he did not do as the Saviour 'lid
ride on an ass. "Becsuse." said the divine,
"the peoplu hare taken them ail to make
frj""Nimro.l, can you tell me who was the
first man?" "Yes, sir; bis name was Adam
Adam somebody. His father wasn't no
body, and he never had a mother on account
of the scarcity of women, I 'rpose, and sbin
The Lilly and the Rose.
bo. d a friendly hand of nymph? beor down to
jit the virgin soil, and kind ge ii stood ready to
cloxe after her, and filled with cooling Ira
grance the little cup uf the refreshing hyacinth,
Then came, since these succeeded so well, a
proud, glitiern.g train, of many colored beuu
The lulip raised its head; Ihe narcissus look
above ;ed around wilh languishing eye Mnny other
genii and nwnphs were busy 111 manifold iays,
and adorned ihe earlh, exulting in their beau
affnlavies tiful fuims. And, lo ! wheu a la ge pari of
their .work, with its glory and their delight iu
it, had faded away, Venus spoke (g the gra
"one cious also :
-'Whydo ye Inrry ye sisiers of gracefulne's ?
Up, and weave from you: charms, too, a.mor
furnisbl tali visible flower."
They descended to Ihe earth, and Agiria,
Ihe grace of innocence formed the lily. Tha
And lia and Euphrosyne wore wild sisieily hand
Tell me, ye graceful daughters of Ihe dark,
rough earth, who g
gave to you your beautiful
forms f for, truly, by exquisite fingers ye mus.
have been furmed. hat little spirits ascend
ed from your unfolded blossi-ms f and what
delight did ye feel, as Ihe genii were rocking
themselves upon your leaves?
Say to me, quiet flowers, how did Ihey'dia
iribn'e among themselves their joyous Issk,
and beckon to each other, whilst they so skill
fully spun, and variously sdorned and embroi
dered your delicate texture f
But ye are silent happy children, and enjqy
your existence. Well then, the yislructing
fable shall relate lo me thai of which yuur
mouth is silent.
As once the earlh stood as a naked rock, be
deck the hare rock wilh flowers. Variously
they distributed among lliirmelves the task,
Soon beiiea'h the snow, and in the cold, short
grass, began modest Humility, and wove the
self coucnling violet, (lope stepped forth
Hie flower ol joy and love the virgin ruse.
Many flow era of the field and garden rtivy each
other I he lity and the rose envied pone, and
were envied of nil. Sisttr like, they bloom
tr get her upon the same field of Flora, and
adorn each other; for sis'er graces have woven
Ihem conjointly. t'lom tht Oenwin.
least degree Irom this line of conduct. She
will find her respectability in il. Any other I
wsrelcourse is wretchedness itself, and iijevitably'
A woman, in many instances, has her hus
band's luiluue in her pow er, I -ecnwe she may
or she may not conform to Ins circumstances.
This is her first duty, and, il ought lo be her
piide. No passion lor luxury or display ouphl
to tempi her for a moment to dt-viuie iu ihe
leans 10 nun.
Nothing can be more miserable than to
.snuggle to keep up appearances. If it could
succeed, it would cost more U.an il is worth;
as it never can, us f.-ilure involves the deep
est mollification. Some uf Die sublimes! ex
hibition of human vu ue have been madf: by
women who have precipitated suddenly from
wenl' h and spli ndo' to absolule want.
Then a nine's foriunes nro ;n a inannrr iu
the hands of Ii 9 wife, iavmuch ns his own
power of exertion depends on her. In- moral
sirenirHi is inconceivably itlcreaed by her
sympathy, her council, her md. She ran aid
hi in immensely by relieving him of every caie
which she is capable of taking upon herself.
His own em ploy men is ore such as to require
his whole time and his whole mind.
A good wife will never suffer her husband's
attention Iu be di::lacled bydeioils w hich her
own lime and intents aie adequate. If she be
prumpied by line afTecltun and good sense, she
will perceive win 11 his spirits are borne down
and overwhelmed; the, uf all human beings,
can best iiiiuisler to his nee 8. Fur Ihe sick
soul her nursiiij is as suvetein us it is fur cor
If il be weary, in her assiduity it finds re
pose and refreshment II it be harrnssed sn
worn to a moibid irritability, her gentle tones
steal over it with a soothing more potent that;
the mostexqui ; te music. If cverv enierprise
be dead, her patience and fortitude have the
power to rekindle them in the heart, and he
again goes furlh lo renew the eucoiiuter wilh
the toils and liuubles of life.
Mr F.liphale! Stnd.la, a real live Yankee
fmm Connecticut, in exhibiting his "Pal.nl
Back-action Spanker," thus scientifically de
scribes it :
" n being attached lo a baby of any age, il
(Ihe spnker,1 wa'ches over it like a mother;
makes it hush when it becomes naui'hly, obli
ges it lod.sist from swallow ing thimbles.chslk,
mnrb'es, and ihree-rent pieces, pins, or any
other fond unfiled to the stomach; compels
il to co lo sleep, w hen it dosen't want lo, and
if somtwhn: older, it sees that it keeps its
hands off Ihe suear-bowl and jam po-s, b aides
making it teep iis hands clean, and all by Ihe
power of its bock action."
Always tell the truth, when it will answer
your purpose don't snore in Church murk
your hogs, so that you won't knock their
brains out in mistake- he r anient n lung as
your mouth is lull r. memhei Ine poor devils
whom fortune has frowned upon hug and
kiss ihe pretty girls if they'll lei you don't
rob your neighbor'a hen roosts never pick an
editor's pocket, nor entertain an idea Ihnt he's
going loir, al kick dull care to the deuce
and be sure tn take I Its "Eaton Demoernt,"
and don't move "out West" before you pay
lor it. Here endeih the first lesson.
Hk Linen ins sfat. The way a man refers
very problem, great or small, to 'imself nud
his own convenience, fur a solution, is often
airutsiiig. One of this sort of people had en
sconced himself iu a seat in n railway car,
next Ihe stove, where, for hour, te ml toast
mi' his feel, and basking in Ihe venial heal ol
the grale, scarcely lane enough for 1 he com
foil of the passengers who occupied seats re
mote from ihe anthracite. By and by. up comes
3 geti'leuinn with a lady, and says in the
b andem manner: "Wouldn't you like to ex
cl.anirb seals wilh this lady ?"
"No, Ihank'e," said the old fellow, with an
awkward bow; "no, thank'e I'm bleeged to
you but 1 like this smaziu' well."
UTA Yankee pedlar once called a', a honse
and wnuled 10 sell his commodities, as usual.
Finding that he could not trade with the wo
men, he turned to a boy standing by, and ask
ed him if he did not want to buy a "Fortune
lellrr." The boys 'granny' spoke up and said,
"Lor ankea. no ! he don't w-snt that, he's
got more in his head now than I wish he had.'
"Then I've got just the article he needs,"
said the pedlar, and he handed out a Jine
IT Fun is the frying paa of sorrow. Tha
flabbidspiritt come out of it "done bron.u
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QZf The Soldier's Back pay The lash.
ITTbe great saint, Interest, rules the world
(CtNi ver make money at the expends of
OTTake no physic when you ars well, lest
you die to be better.
JTBe generous to those who hold different
opinions fiom yourself.
Truth is like a torch, Ihe more ilia sha
ken, the more it shines.
ITPuncA says poverty must be a worrtan
it is so fond of pinching a person.
ffTA wise man knows his own ignorance ;
a fool thinks he knows everything.
IT A tabe of contents a dinner tnbla. A,
table of discontents a gambling table.
fr"A-la$, I am no more," as Miss Susan
Moore remarked after taking the bridal vow.
Xj-W hat is knowledge? To lit away from
home when people come to borrow books and
(TTAn Irishman down East warns the rublio
not to lii'st Ins wife, btcause he was never
married lo her.
D"If you w'ant your neighbors lo "know
who you are," give a par'y and don'l invite
the folks who live nexl door.
bTA writer in one of 'he western papers on
School discipline, says; "Without a liberal
use of the rud, it is impossible lo make boys
0""lnsults," rays a modern philosopher,
"are like counterfeit money, wtcan't hinder
their bring offered, but we arc uut compelled
lo lake thtm."
H?"An exchange papfr quotes from Paul's,
w ritings, "Owe no man anything," and ll:er
adds, "We fearsome of our subscribers never
07A gentleman, seeing Ihe town crier of
Bristol one market day standing unemployed,
asked him the reason. "Oh," said he, "can' I
cry to-dny; my wife is dead!"
IJ.TAn Irishman giving his testimony in one
of our courts, a few days since, in a riot case,
said, "He jiibers, the first man I saw coming
at me w hen I got up, was two brickbats!"
ir"T Dobbs. the nnrtr.iit nnintpr. nn ihtt
everyihnii: should be in character. For in
stance, search warrants should be printed on
trncing-paper, and wedJing-uotices on foalt
cup. 1TA gentleman rod up to a public house
In the country, and asked : "Who is master
of this house I" "I am, sir," replied the
landlord ; my wife has been dead about lines
JrA friend of Ihe lamented Hoon, on whom
the punster's rhr-ntlr seems to have fallen,
say:- of him: "Poor Hood died of pure gen
erosity to gratify the undertaker, who wished
lo urn a licrly Hood."
rr""My dear madam," said a doctor fo his
patient, "I am truly gialifiei! to see you in life.
At my last visit, jou know, 1 snid that you had
but six houjs lo live?" "Yes, doctor, you did;
but I did nut take the duse you left me."
ITrLawyers, according lo Martini, are men
'who eat their words and anger.' Their
words are very costly although inlrinsically
they often resemble the darkey's account
which 'didn't amount to any particular sum."
JT' Do you mean to challenge the jury?"
whispered a lawyer lo his Irish client in Cali
fornia." "Yis, be jobers," was ,he answer;
"if they don't acquit me, I mane to challenge
every spalpeen of 'em; i w ants ye to give 'em
a hint of ii, too."
Coor..' Switcel. of Ihe Connersrillfi Tele
If we have offended nnv man in tho lirt
but brilliant course of our public career, let
.urn mini scnu us a new not, and say nothing
more about it.
It r'Isaac. mv di.fir snn Knid V rai:n
ton, recently, 'being's you have good larnen,
and know all nlmiit th fftiiraia ntt human
events, can't you tell ine if Sebasler Pool,
auoui wnu.n trie papers talk so much now-a-days,
is any relation to Bill Poule, who was
h.ucu ... icw xorK.
rrt-l.pl everv tmdv put nninin.. ;n-ta. r
bread a while. They can be cooked and dresi-
e'i up 111 a minored Uinerenl ways. They will
oe pieniy ami cheap. Try it, and the flour
will prove S dead loss to speculators nacjters,
and stoiers for high prices.
IT? A rood inkc wns nlnvoil nir i Tni.jn
.. I- J - - - " U ... ( IU 111',
Ohio, the other day, by ihe it-leerapb operator,
in lining mine iioieisnnu u. pots anoul town,
to inquire lor a trunk mnrked L. E. Fant.
Aft'.r a c'ose search by the baggage masttrs,
clerls, &c, all came to the conclusion thai
the Elephant always takes his trunk with him.
ITTThf follOWinP is tt.P. nnim'nn II. a In.
dii.napolis Slate lourn.il, the leading fusion
sheet in Indiana has of Lew is D. Campbell :
We do nol diirusi his political integrity,
though we do not admire his ability to grenlly
&3 Ihe Gazette seems In .In. V il.nnnt.t
... l.li.uji,,.. J,,
a g'eater man while we heard of him, than
t uiu wucn we neari! ntm.
BTThe Rev. Mr. Smithkins, who, by tha
way, t.aa a holy horror of grammar and orthog
raphy, thus describes the "deiniriure" nf a
"saint:" "Whpti I amm nt II. I.ni.o .f mu
d.ccnseit friend, he was perspiring his last. I
s'uou oy ins ue.isme anu sum, as he was too
far gone t- speak, 'brother, if yi u feel happy
n ,w, jitt squeeze my hand,' ;.nd be vuor it."
A Distinction without a DirrKRANCK. - By
Mr. William Svkes. (his first anrtenrflnrp in .1111
If fellows break into a house.
To bune the cash they nteds,
And gets off safely with tb swag,
Tis said the thief succeeds
If bankers does the self same thing,
Upon a larger scale.
And they nets safely a'l the swaj,
'Tis said the bankers fail!
fJT"0f all things," soys the Dublin Univer
ily Magazine, "avoid a Vulgar whsker. Tiiia
is of various kinds: A short, scrubby, indomi
table red whisker is a va'gsr w hiskM; weak,
fuwy, white, moth-eaten, mouldy w hisker is a
vulgar whisker; a twisting, mini g, sentimen
tal, corkscrew of a whisker; a big, black
bluff, hru'al looking whisker is a vulgar whis
ker; a mathematical, methodical, master of atl.
sisl diagram or a wtusker is a vulgar whisker,
Wfitvr ie ot any of these- itl r?o."