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THE WIDOWS WOOER.
BY MRS. EMMA C EMBURY.
He wooes mc with tlsoe honied words
That women love to bc.ir.
Those gentle flatteries that full
So tweet on every ear ;
lie tells me that my face ia fair,
Too fair for grief to thade
My cheeks he taya, were never meant
Iu sorrows gloom to fade.
lie stands bifida me when I sinjr
The song of other day,
And wUiapcrd in love's tlirillinjf tunes,
Tho words of iieartfolt praise;
And often in mv eyes lie looks,
' Some answering love to see.
In rain! he there cnu only read
The faith of memory.
He little knows whatthoujrhtsowake.
With ever? geutle word ;
How, by his looks and tone, the founts
Of teuderuess are stirred.
The visioni of my youth return,
Joys fur too bnpnt to last.
And while he speaks of future bliss,
I think but of the pant.
I.ilto Inmps in eastern sepulchres.
Amid mv heart's deep p-lnnm,
Ait'ectiou sheds it holiest light
Upon my hiibind'g toml).
. And, as those lamp, if brought once more
. To upper air gxrnv dim,
So my soul's love is cold and dead.
Utile vi it glow for bim.
LOVE AND PRIDE,
Wo were sitting by the
and I , he leaned back in his wide onn chair
and I nt his fret.
"tluw can I hope to win her now f" he mur
inup;d, looking, down ut his maimed arm with
a bit'ter defiant glance. "She with lei glori
oils beauty, her regal pride ; so far above me!
Oh. my love has so conipnssed mc ob'ut with
its strong arms, has sheltered me under its
chelviiie roof, that I feel like an outcast
,omler.sand 1 st forever."
1 looked un to him as he spoke, and thought
of the time when he had pledged his troth to
Miriam by that same sinning nreiigni, mien
ii'smniilv beauty fell on t) nil like a rapid sun-
..t .when hecrasned in his vigorous hands
Midi n.ble pictures of the future. Now with
.nt pvi'n thai future to cull his own, poor,
maimed and useless, he coma back to tl.o old
trvniine nlace, broken in health, hope, in
i ill one. and oh ! more deplotablc ihan all
not even rich in love.
"Leonard," I said, rising and le.nung ni7
hand on his chair, "1 am going now go.ng lo
He strated, and a flushed anguish came over
his still beautiful brow. Ut grasped my hand
"One moment," he whispered ; "one mo
ment and I shall be myself again. 1 cannot
meet htr thus."
H? lowed his face, and the light brown
curls fell in a cloud about it, concealing the
outward struggle. Then he raised his head
and spoke calmly .
"1 am ready now ; I will release her from
thai vow which cannot he otherwise than irk
fomc to her proud spirit. She shall never
know the agony it cosl rne to give her up. -1
will meet her bravely-like a man .'"
So I went out and left him sitting tnero his
love iyiiig like a shattered vase at his feet.
1 found Milium before her mirror, arranging
her hair. She turnrd her gleaming face to
wards me as I entered, and it was overflowing
u.:n. Ia i.nnA fl'ml exnectancy.
"Is it bright and cheerful below stairs V she
asked quickly. . ...
"Quite beaming," I replied.
"1 am so glad,'7 she continued in a joyous
tonf. "What a long journey he will have this
freezing day ! Oh, 1 am so thankful that 1 am
mistress of Ashburn that 1 cun offer him a
; 1 stood besides her where I could see her
l.ejuty in the mirror, as I have seen the sun
mine lying afar on the hill. Red scornfui lips,
oark, pridif-.il eyes, glowing cheeks, and
waves of raven hair, braided with gwr.s.
"Miriam," said 1 earnestly, "1 should like
to tell vou a little story, while we are all alone.
Something that weighs upon my heurt, about
n'jout a friend of mine."
She turned and looked at me with a curious
glance then 6ho said cheerfully and quick
ly "Oh, I unders'nnd ; you are going to tell
me something relative to Lucia thai old friend
of whom you used lo speak."
I bowed my head in silent acquiescence.
Then I commenced in a low voice, playing
with the coral with which she was going lo
adorn her loveliness.
"The friend of mine is very beautiful and
vtry proud. Three years ago the plighted her
iroth to a brave manly Jover. They both join
ed hands and stepped into life and tho world.
He, with gloricus future stretched out wide
before him, a hopeful heart, and a toul full
of noble aspirations."
"Ilow like to him," murmured Miriam, pride
fla-hing out a.ain in'o her eyes.
"He went abroad," I continued j "misfor
tune came upon bim, and that ripe, luscious
fature turned lo ashes in Ins grasp, ftill he
struggled on, ond when he had co queied des
tiny, and built fur himself another and a fairer
casllr, he lo-l hit right arm, and became a
crippled, miserable thing."
The hand that braided those shining tresses
trembled violently. The face in the mirror
nxsumed a toftet expression, the tyes grew
"Broken hearted, toil-worn, and grown old
with caie, he returned to his old home. II
came to me, for he dared not meet that cold,
withering clonceof pride -that scornful in
oiriph of station and beauty, in the face of her
whom h had to worshiped, to adored, with
. love exceeding all things in width, and height,
"Was her pride, then, lomighly I her wo
man's nature to much lesa t" ttked Miriam,
in a voice made husky with indignation and
fear. "Could b$dorfd the fling him from
tier, who had once dwelt pre-eminent in her
heart? He brosen neancu anu aiune mine
wi'il. miles world I"
"She isa woman," I replied; "her heart
true and loving, bui her pride has ever heen
to her a second self. She ftart the world vi'h
i t ineert and jibes. 1 have promised him to
go to htr-to piepare her forthit fad event.-
Miriom, how ahall 1 couimei ner i now ueai
with that auperiiartual, overwhelming pndet"
Miriam thook back the waiving hair from
i brow, and turned hr regal fact upon mc
BY L. 0. GOULD.
"Fearless and Free."
$l,50per Annum In Advance.
EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0.. DEC. 6, 1355
Vol. 12, No, 25.
11 W iWfTWr8 M T
JJJJ JMiWIl UMLj JltLML- Jli h
It was lighted up will) noble and womanly
love, a dewy tenderness. j
"Tell her to go to him and pour out at Ins
feet all that depth of devotion which lies so
lich in the heart of woman To hold out her
hands to him, and raise him up to stand bes idei
on that high pinnacle of wealth and cs-
tnte. I ell hernial 01 ail me greai ricari 01
life, love is the dearest throb within it. It is
a beautiful creation, onu on, not ngntiy to ue(
1 burst into tears; I pointed lo the door ond
"Mirinm! there is a despairing and peart-
broken man suiing oj your uicaioc. n i
u.. n i :l"
She started and fell backwards "gainst a'
chnir. The gush of imperial beauty flowed
away from her face and left it colorlew. j
Then, with a firm step and graceful majesty, j
she took my hand and led me out into the broad
naii, aown me EI si.hu., "" ,
the door of the room where he sat. Her brow
was nale and calm, her hand did not tremble
Still in the wide scat where 1 had left him,
the fire light shining vividly around him, sat
Leonard, lie arose when he saw us, and look
a step forward into the midd'e of the room.
I coulJ hove inueiMiown aim worsuippcu i.im
as he stood there, with his noble, yet attenua
ted form, ond his great adoring soul standing
on the threshol ' or his eyes. He looked ill
and sorrowful, but a conscious dignity of man
hood hung about him like a cloak.
Miriam looKeu lieavny upon me, niri n"w
she trembled like an aspen. He took another
step forward and spoke to tier:
".Miriam, I nave come 10 reiea.-e you nom
the ties that bind you to this wretched and
mained being the shadow of myself. I am
here to give you up forever."
His voice died away in an agonyof anguish.
Heessaed to regain his courageous and man
ly beating ! his love omnipotent, supreme,
loosened ail the fountains of his heari, and he
wept most biik-rly.
With one bound she reached his side with
one wide embrace of her arms she made a cir
cle of love about him with one burst of tears
she rained a heaven of light and hope and de
volion into his crushed soul. Through the
vil of her ie Welled hair I saw her face light
ed up in divine gratitude, the lips moved as if
in prayer the btonu, origin orow wore a huio
about It like a goiuen uauu.
I departed silently, and throughout llm! hap
ov dav reneated Iruly and earnestly "Of u 1 1
the great heart of Life, Love is the dearest
Ihrob within it.
Few oconle hve any conception of Iheslu-
pcuduoiissum which is designated by this
term. Some writers have stated in an article
headed 'What becomes of all the pins?' that
millions of biliions of pins must vanish,' no
bodv can tell how. or where, in the course of
n vpnr. 'Euclid.' o correspondent of the No
tional Intelligencer, shows up the absurdi'.yof
ti. n -ocrhon in t ie lol owine siyie:
I think, sir, the author of that article
thought little of what he was saying, when he
saiO thutmillions oi uniions oi imho p.il
ish in the course of a year. Many pins un-
ilnnhleillv vanish every year: but any mathe
matician will demonstrate lo us that a single
billion has never been manufactured. A bil
lion, nponrdiimto Noah Webster, W a 'million
nt millions n number so vast that the human
mind has not the capacity to comprehend it.
A .v.ni,,.rnr.lnrv mak'uit! a hundred pins per
,iniitP. mid kent ill constant operation, wr u!d
not mnke flfiv-iwo millions five hundred and
ninety-six thousand per annum, and would re
quire near by twmty thnsuani yr.art, nt the
smie ratio, without a single moment's cessa
tion, to make the number called o billion.
Happy is he who knows and appreciates the
full bliss of home; w nose neari is warmou anu
harmonized by its cheerful influence, and who
feel ho superior in purity ol pleasure are an
Us enjovmenta to the ;urmoil of out door life.
Thrift i,annv issued a man. He has discov
ered the only parfdise this world can afford.
Il is only such a man that con have a deep
and sincere pily for the unfoitunate creatures
who are homeless. He regards them as being
out off from the best influence of Hie eaith,
and exposed lo the action ol all me earner
n-upiof life no dear outs to welcome him
with smiles, and prattle over the history ol llie
day, no tongue lo sooth him when heavy carts
have strangieu li.e ininu a:iu reuuereo in iiruu
. ?. .1 C - ...An l.. n.vl
nre; anu l ie svmnauiy mimi ""
imu in overflow in acts of benevolence. A
onn.i hniis,. i.i the source of the fountain of
charity in the heart.
CThe belles of Utah have adopted a new
costume, which istmis descriueu : ii con
sists of a loose filling dress, resembling in cut,
a man's sack coat, being bultoiieu on nom,
and reaching a few inches below the kneei.
a pair of pantelels adorn llie ankles, and a
Leghorn hat set jauntily upon the head, being
in fact a modification of the Hlooincr costume.
The ladies are thus relieved of a superabund
ant load of petlico'its, and their husbands aie
freed from paying for mole than two-thirds the
usual quantity of dry goods- -a no small item
of expense in this country."
Tim Rrtort Slkgicm.. At a late examina
tion of the college i. r surgeons, n candidate
was asked by Aberueihy, what he would do if
a man was blown up by gunpowder f
"Why,' 'coolly answered the tyro, wait till
he came down again."
"True," said Aberueihy, "and suppose I
kicked you for sueh an impertinent reply,
what muscles should I put in motion ?"
"Why," replied the young man, "the flex
ors and extensors of my arm, for lshoild floor
ft-An Irishman, on arriving in America,
took a fancy to the Yankee girls, and unite to
his wife os follows! "Dear Norah : Thes.
melancholy lines are to inform you that I died
yesterday and I hope you are enjoying the
same blessing. I recommmend you to many
Jemmy O'Roiirk, mid take good care of the
children. I'rom your affectionate husband till
OYoniig lady 0 word in your ear only 0
whisper: Take off those thin, delicate shoes.
Put on thick warm ones, if they ore not quite
so handsome. Health is of more importance
than fashionable shoes. Off with them! Save
your health ar.d your life.
A New Tib. A poor widow was asked Low
she became so much oUached lo a certain
neighbor, and replied that she was hound lo
him by several cords of wood which he had
tent her during the hard winters.
tJT"Wiggins, whalers in the world's his
tory do you regard with the deepest horror V
"The chol era I" gapped Wiggins, with a
RUNAWAY MATCH IN THE DARK.
0j ht.r father's house into my carriage. Mie
w(ls , agitated at our meeting, and the ex-jzation.
iie vehicle which was to convey us to bappi
'Dispatch,' said Dillinalon, whose eye was
as attentive op the dial as bis tar to the dia-
Everything ws arranged two notes more
settled Ihe business sjand nn the third night i
after my arrival in the neighborhood, I lifted
mv Bentle Adelt'ithn from the library window :
cilemenl of the whole altair, that she could ,
nn slaml. unit I dennsited her and invself in
I will,' said Lackinstor. ; 'but I know you'll
laugh at me, although it is indeeed, no lai.gh
inf mnttpr. As we nrneppilrot tnwnrds Ihe
coast, I made ten thousand inquiries as to the
sl,)-t rings my dear girl had undergone since
mv departure, an.) received every assurance of
ariv ctior and kindness from the dear object of
my lieait ; bul in t lie miitsi oi anxieties ami
endearments, I ever now and then heard a
knocking against the bottom of the carraige,
which to a nervous man sounded very much
like a growing failure in the axeltree ; but
when I attenm'ed to listen, my dear Adel-
githa diverted my attention from the sound by
I Rili professions oT affection and esteem.
I siarcely expected, dear Frederick,' said
sho "that y u would have remained ciistam
I llioughl perhaps the news oflhe dreadful oc-
might have induced you to' retract, '
and that you might consider it a perfect justi-
hca'.ion 01 your withdraw el.'
'What accident ?" said I. 'Tell me, my
'Don't you know, Frederick V said my af
'luietd 1 d.i not,' stij 1 ; and at that mo-
nietit 1 heard the same noise which so frequent
v attracted mv attention, ond interrupted her
a moment by asking her if she did not near 1
that thumping as 1 thought of the chariot on
Oh Frederick ." sobbed
tl,c agitated girl,
'It !' raid I, 'what my ar.gel ?
Do you re-
all v know what it 1
Don't be nlarned, said Adelgitha, 'I wiih
you had known it before
"Known what ?' exclaimed I.
'Known it, dearest,' said she, crying afresh.
"What is the nohe ?' said 1,'and what has
it to do with our destinies ?'
'I feared il would have a serious effect upon
you,' replied Miss Kowbottorn ; but no, your
mind aiU feelings ore so far above it.'
li !' cried I, impatiently, bul what is it ?
what does it mean ? w hat is the noise ?
'My leg, Frederick,' said Ade'gilha, drop
ping her lovely faco upoii my shoulder ; which
I decli'ra upon my word, gentleman, wa3 os
wet through with tears as il I had been caught
in o shower of rain.
Voiir leg, dearest !' said I.
'Yes ; the result of that dreadful fall fiom
my horse, of which you Were of course aware,' :
said Adulgit.ho, "The torture of amputation
was iiolhiiih' lo the dread I felt let it should
al!er your off.ction fur me ; but I thought t
knew you better.'
'I thought gentleman,' said Laekington I
should hiive died. I fancied perhaps she was
joking or trying the slrenglh of ruy affection ;
for I know that women will do that way some
times. Huwever as it was quite dark and wt
weie peculiarly situated, I ventured, with the
greatest delicacy and decorum imaginable to
ascertain the fuel forthwith, oud liier, sure
enough, my hand lighted upon u cold stump
and which, whenever my bride elect had be
come at all animated and energetic, Hiad leen
dumping and knocking iiself ogainsl the bot
tom ol the chn.e.'
The Fatal Flower.
Travellers who vi-it the Falls of N'iacra, are
directed to a spot 011 the margin of the preci
pice, over the boiling current below, Where a
gay young lady a few years ago lost her life,
iihe was delighted with the wonders of the un
rivalled scene, ond ambitious to pluck a flower
from a cliff where no human hand had before
ventured, as a mem rial of the cataract and
htr own daring, she leaned over the verse, and
caught a glimpse of the Mirgiug waters far
down the bslllt metit of rocks, while fear for a
nion.eul darkened her excited mind, llul
thete hung the lovely blos-som upon which her
heurt was fixed; n nil she leaned in a delirium
of intense desiie ond anticipation over the
brink. Her arm was outstretched lo graspthe
fatal flower which charmed her faueyj the turf
yielded lo the pressure of l.er light feet, and
will) u shriek she descended like a fallenstnr
to the rocky shore, ond was borne away gasp
ing in iteath. How impressively does the trag
ical event illustrate the wy in which a ma
jority of impenitent sinners perish forever f It
is not o deliberate purpose to neglect solvation;
but 111 pursuit ol imaginary good, fascinated
with a pleasing object just in the fu'ure, they
lightly, uinbituously, and insanely venture too
fit r. They sometimes feat the lesull of desired
wealth or pleasure; Ihey someiioes hear
the thunder of eternity's deep, ond rc-coil a
moment C rum the allurements of sin ; but the
solemn pause is brief, the on.wnrd step is ta
ken, the fancied treasure is in the grasp, when
a despairing cry comes up Irorr. Jordan's wave
and the soul sinks into the arms of the second
ih at'li. Oh ! every hour life's sands are sli
ding from heneaih incautious feel, oud with
.sin's fatal (lower in the unconscious hand, the
Irifler goes to his doom. The requiem of sueh
a di-parluie is un echo of the savior's question,
"What shall a 111 a u give in exchange for his
A Yaskkr taki'.n in. -An ingenious down
taster who has invented anew kind of "Lovt
Letter Ink," which he had been selling as a
safe guard against nil actions for bleach ol
iromise of niuriiage, ieasniuch as it en'ircly
lades from the p.iptr in Iwo months after dale,
was recently "done brown" I, a biolherdo.vn
easier, who purchased I tX) boxes of the article,
and gave linn his note fur 90 days. Atthecx
piiation of the time, the ink inventor called
lor payment, but on unfolding the scrip, found
nothing bul a piece of blank paper. The note
had bttn written with his own ink.
(Vj-A person having Ihe misfortune to ad
mit into bis house u3 a lodger an individual of
had reputation, named t ell, turned him out
the other day with the remark, "that he
would never keep a bull in his house that
O 'Small thanks to you,' said a plaintiff lo
one of his witnesses, 'tor what you sdk hi
Ihi ; cause.' 'Ah, sir,' replied tho conscious
witness, "but just think of whut I didu'lsay.'
fr-rThe editor of the Bu.ff.iIo Republic wenl
to walk with o fashionably dressed lady the
other day, and could not get within four feet
of her person on account of Ihe circumround
iibuutuess of her extensive hoopery.
OyWhat is the difference between lackt
and tax f One is intended to keep us "up ot
' heel," the other lends to keep us down.
HAPPINESS AND LABOR.
of strength that exist in man's physical organi
her Exercise is as neces.sary'lo the devel-
(eternal prototype, by the use ot heaven ap
currenee pointed agency 'abnr. Then, os mind is the
Industry not only develops the outward and
visible elements of civilization hut also tho-w
vast capacities and divine energies that he:
folded in the human mind, and the elements
opment or man's mental and physical power.,
as air is to the preservation ol his existence.
Without the genial and i:nl aliment of the
one, life would become extinct; and without
the invigorating influence of the other, weak
npcc wriiilit iinniirvfe the mu.i;n!i nml imlwoil.
It,. ,l.,,.r,l.. II, a mlilil 'I'liw l.l iM.-.-n iil.'.
lifts the sledge, ond os he, da by day, wiih pa
tient toil, pries it to the yielding metal, it grows
strong by the vigor of its labor. The farmer,
as he goes forth with the d. versified and purer
labors of his occupation, feels the healthy
strength of invigorated niui.cles. Tho clerk
weakens with inaction at the desk, and the
mechanic grows strong w ith the active and vig
orous exereiie of the plane bench. But there
is a higher and diviner development dependant
upon exercise or labor, than mere bodily
strength. The soul immortal mind with
wonderous powers ond glorious destiny, can
only expand itself and unfold its God like at
tributes under the creative influence of coii-
s'anlaclivi'y. 1 hnfirnage of ijod1' con only
develop and reflect the glory of its infinite and
noblent cieation of the Deitv, so is labor the
most honorable destiny of man. Hut not only
are meat il and physical capacities llie result
of exercise, but all blt-sini;s of their endow,
menl are dependent upon their ue. Mtntal
or bodily strength are of 110 value, only as tl.cy,
uy exertion, shall be rendered such. Thus,
nil that is noble or useful in human life, isdu-
neudeni upon exercise
for their coL il it y and
dignity. No labor can be too humble none
can be exalted for ; honor on I rewnid. Though
the crtuit is lost in the mercenary consi tera-
lion of the reward, yet even "'hen the Uib'Tei
reflects upon the vastnessof the blessings con
fcrrt-d by the public works upon maukiiiu, Low
justly prouu can ne leel 1 1 1,1s agency 111 their
construction -the most degraded ol hones', la
bor. How is the toil of the pioneer tisnoblei
by the fact that he is contributing his part in
restoring llie primitive beauties i f Eden, ami
gracing the residence of man with its paradise
culture and happiness? That man yonder,
laboiiously planting his posts, ud stretching
his wires, will he honored more in ti e sure
effects of increased intelligence, utility mul
peace in the world, than the I'Zy monarch
upon the proudest throne in Christendom.
The Dying Infidel Described.
were my tongue gall of
celestial displeasure, I would clistribo .the.
slate of man expiring in llie cruel uncertain
ties of unbelief. Ah, see everyihiu con ipires
to trouble him now. "1 am dying ; I depuir
of recovering; physicians have given muovtr;
the sighs and tears of my friends are useless ;
the worid cannot cure mo i I must die. It is
death i''i!e If that preaches to me. i hither
am I going I Wi at will become of my body !
My God what a spectacle ! The horrid torch
es, the dismal shroud, the tolling bell, the sub
itraueaii abode 1 What will become of my
soul ! I am ignorant uf 1 sdes'iny, lam plung
ed into eterinl night. My infidelity tells me
my soul is nothing but a portion cf subtle mat
it-r ; another world, a vision ; immortality, a
fancy; but yet 1 frel, I know not what, li nt
troubles my infidelity. Annihilation, teiribk
as it is, would appear tolerable to nie, were
not the ideas of heaven end he'll to present
themselves to me in spite of myself. I see
heaven, that immortal mansion of glory shut
against me. I sec il a', an immense distance.
I see it, but my crimes forbid me to enter. I
see hell: hell which I have riditulid; it opens
undtr my feel; 1 hear t he horrible groans of
the damned; the smoke of the bottomless pit
chokes my words, and wraps my thoughts in
Such is the infiihd on his dying bed. This
is nut on imaginary flight; 110, lar from it; it
is not an arbitrary invention; it is what we.
see ever" dav in timse fatal visits tn which our
ministry engages us, auJMo which Ood seems
to call us to be sorrowful witnesses of his dis
pleasure mi l vengeance, i his is what mli
delity is good for ; thus most skeptics die.
The Erie Constitution n very nice paper
has the follii"ing "011 record."
Francis I'i::g has strajed off from Indiana
polis, leaving Mrs. I'icir and ihe little pig tn
hunt their own feed htreafler. v, e'lldoour
share towards pen niug them.
Since reading Ihe above, we ore happy to
learn that I'isg lell a small el y penned for his
interesting family. By the last advices we are
informed that his youngest toy IJarkis, ifaj
Mis. Pigc, though she always professed to
consider her husband as a greal bare, lias con
sented 10 accept this slipened as a tut pension
of hostilities, though she is apprehensive that
he has another stue in his eye. We can com
fort lu.r wiih the assurance that he will be
cureit one of these days as many a rasher one
has bf-eti. He is at present probably hanging
ad'uit some of the nAp-shops of the city.
We believe that Mr. I. is resolved to go to
the root of this matter or die; but it must be
remcnibernl that there are two sides lo a
(junrrel like this, and however britk it may be
kept up, each one must thouhlrr a part oflhe
responsibili y. We anticipate a prime men os
the com eqnence
IT A lady ivas once declaring that she could
not uii'lerslnnd how cen'.lemnn could smoke.
"Il certainly shortens their lives," said she.
"I didn't know that," leplied a gentleman.
"There's my father who smokes every blessed
day, and he is now seventy years old."
"HVII," t'ns the reply, "if he had never
smoked he might have been eighty."
A Nkw "l D." a darkey on Slaten Island
who pieli-nds to have discovered a cure lor
hydrophobia, sports D. D. to his name l"p 1.
being osked why he added Ihese loiters, he
said, "Ivue dal's riuh! dot's my full name.
Satn I'oplar, D. D.-Dog Voor
Ij-fAn Irishman was indulging in the very
intellectual occupation of sucking raw eggs
and reading a newspaper. Uy some mischance
he Iwppiiied to bolt a live chicken. The poor
bud chirruped as it went down his throat, ond
he very coolly observed: "Be the powers u;y
young friend, you spo.te loo late."
jr'nsteod of saying hereafter, 'All men
must die some limi",' say, 'All men must lake
a passa.-e over theCamden and Ainhoy railroad
some time.' For the old proverb. 'He Hint is
born lo be hanged cannot be drowned,' suU
sliiutf, 'lit that is born to be hanged is safe
in ciossing the femes.'
bt The woman who reigns nueen of the
hall-room. is very ii'ldotn found capable of be-
1 ing the governess of her own children.
A Rainy Day
It Is rainy, a eery rainy day! Around, above,
beneath, within every where, il'sa prodigious
rainy day it i-n't anything else! The clouds
are weenim for th nr Knmmr ,.,! v
vcniher winds are sounding sad dirges over its
grave How cheerless the out door wotld
looks to-day! 'I he yellow leaves fall on the
pavement so dull and heavily! In the bright
tst Autumn days they rustle merily and play
strange antics in the air chasing each o'her
anoui wi'ii wii,i eamoois liKe tincaeetl bird-, or
children let loose from school; hut today they
lau wnn a Ueou, hollow sound toil and Urea
The naked trees stretch their bare arms and
wave the n gloomity to and fro. There is one
that nibs ai'nintt the window p.-ne with 1
mournful sound. The rain comes beating and
sploshing, and pouring down, deluging the de
serted streets with dark pools ond turpid cur
rents. Shut the door. Stir the fire lo a bright
blaze, and make all cheerful within. Take a
companionable book and forget it is a rainy
You draw up to the grate your luxurious
easy chair, and open the page of some favorite
auth r but the volume falls by yourside, and
you are musing. The November cloud has
overshadowed your spirit. The falling leave,
the driving rain, the moaning wind remind you
of dead hopes ond buried joys. You think of
distant graves that cover forms whose voices
were once heart-music to you, and who foot
steps you loved to follow in other years.
When fliwers re waving over them, and the
summer sun wa'ins the earth, they do not
seem so lonely. Hut lo-day the daikuess and
desolation of their narrow resting places come
hoirie to your heait. Why, to-day, iloes that
empty cnair look so sud, a.-.il remind you so
constantly of the face that tired to fniilo upiu
you from i;, which now turns coldly from you
when by clmneo you meet?
Why, to-day, do you think of (lectin.; years,
a il wasting energies olpurposes unfilled and
re.io.uiioiis I rokeii? Why turn from all o' jov
t::iil lif; brings, in all it cannot biing, u i.l,
the sa. feeling that neither the full raiiiai.ue A
mid day, nor gorgeous hues ol evening u;e
h.-.lf so calmly, purely bright us the clear un
clouded sky of morning.
In the vicinity of II , bved a poor but
industrious man, depending for .-up'.ort upon
iiis daily labor. Ins wile, fell sick, and not
being able In hi e a li'ir.-e, ha was iddieed to
confine himself to ihe sick be I and family.
111s means 01 support beiiis; cut off. he soon
found himself in need. Ilaviiia a wt-nlihv
neighbor near, hu determined to go and ask
for two bushels of tvheat, with a promise to
pay as ioon as his wife became so much l.efer
Unit he could leave hrrand return to his work.
Accordingly he took his bag, went to his neigh
bor s anil arrived while the family were ot
As he sal 011 the doorstone he heard the man
pray very earnestly IhatXiod would clothe the
naked, feed the hungry, relieve Ihe needy, and
comfort all that mourn. The niavei eonelu
ded, the poor man stepped in and made known
ins eusniess. promisim; to nuv with the avails
of his first labors. The farmer was vervsoriv
he could not accommodate him, but he had
promised to lend 0 large sumof money, and he
uau oepenueu 011 11 is wheat making it out ;
but he presumed neighbor A would let him I
With a Itarrul eye and a sad heart, Re poor
man ti.rr.ed away. As soon as he left the
house, the farmer's little son stepped up and
"Father did yen not pray tl.ut (Jtd would
clothe the nuked, leij the hungry, relieve the
distressed, and comfort mourners f"
"Yes; why f"
"liecaust, father, if 1 had your wheat 1
would answer that prayer."
It is needless to add 'li.il the Christian fath
er tailed back his suffering neighbor, and gae
him as much as he needed.
Now, Christian renders, do you answer your
own prayers. ;Y. Y. licJutttUst.
Practical Prayer. Sigus and Wonders.
When w ill signs ond wonders cease ? Not
till the destroying aiu-el .--hall clip short the
thread of time, and the heavens be rolled to
gether in 0 scroll. N01 11 day pas-es, but e
see goo 1 or bad signs, as the f Rowing wiil
It is a fool si;ti lo have a man enter your
office wi Ii a friendly greeting litre's tlx
dollirs lo pay fur m paper."
, It's a bad sign to hear a man say he is too
pnor to take a paper ten 'o one he cariies
home a jug of "red eye" that cost hi:n half a
It's a good sit'ii !o see a man doing an act of
charity to his fellows.
It's a bad sign to hear him boasting of it.
It's a gocd sign lo see the color of health in
a man's face.
It's a bad sign to see it all concentrated in
It'so good sign to see an honeifman wear
ing old clothes.
Il'sa bad sign to see them filling holes in
It';; a good sign to see a man wipe the per
spiin'i 11 from his face.
It's a bad sign to see him wipe his chops as
he c jn.es out of a saloon.
It's a good sign to see a woman drescd with
taste- a . 1 ncaliiess.
It':- a bod sign to see her husband sued for
l.er (ta hers and fooleiy, gems and jewelry.
I 's a good sign to see a man or woman od
vt itise in the papers.
1,'.; a bad sign to see the Sheriff a ' vertise
for il.i m.
!1 One ofthe deacons of a certain chinch
a:. I c 1 the llishop if he usually kissed the
loi.le at weddings. "Always," was the reply.
"And how do you manage when the happy
pair are negroes?" said the diucon. "In all
uch cases," replied the Bishop, "Ihe dulyof
kissing in lippjiilteil to Ihe deacons
1Mrs. Partington, on reading on account
if a schooner having her jibboom carried away
011 Long Lland Sound, one night last week,
wondered "why people would leave such
hings out of iloor o'nights, to be stolen, when
t l,t re were so many bugbears about, filtering
oMrythini they could lay their hands to."
Tiik Ei.KnrAxT. A coun'ry schoolmaster
happening to be reading of a curious skin of an
elephant. "Did yon ever see an elephant's
shin?" he asked. " have!" shouted a little
",-ix year old" at the foot of the class.
"Wherc-I" he asked quitearnused st the boy's
cornestiie'.s. "On the elephant," said he,
A Posrr. Dnrke to!cGariick at Hampton
1 that all bitter things weie hot. "Indeed," re-
plied Quroiek, "then what do you think of a
bitter cold day !"
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Pardon of Dr. Beale—Affecting Scene.
The Governor of Pennsylvania, after reci
ting the reasons which induced him lo extend
the Executive clemency, closes as follows :
"After a careful examination of the facts
and evidences in the case, aided by the tiru
tilic discus.-ions to which il has given rise,
,' without any intention to reflect upt 11 the
prosecutrix, who, no doubt, testified to what
she believed did occur, nor to impugn Ihe in
tegrity uf the Icariitdjinlgewhotiied Iherase,
nor the honesty of the jury who tonvieted the
prisoner,) lam now satisfied that the defend
ant, JUi. Stephen T. Heole, is not guilty of the
crime win reof hes'.ands charged and was con
victed upon tvidtiicc unreliable in its charoc
ter and insufficient in amount.
"I do, therefore, in consideration of the
premises, pardon the saidpr. Stephen T. Ueale,
of the crime of which he is convicted os
aforesaid, and he is hereby fully pardoned ac1
C'jrdingly." The Philadelphia Britain ot the 23d has
the following :
Dr. Stephen T. Eiale was yesterday releas
ed from his confinement in Moyamensing Pris
on, Dr. Ueale was convicted in October- 1854,
of the offense with which he was charged, and
was sentenced to an imprisonment nt four
years and six months from ihe 'JSth.of Novem
ber. Alter his incarnation he was confined
alone in his cell, hut his health having he
come much impaired he was removed in June
Inst to the hospi'al oflhe prison, where he
remained until the time of his release. 'Gov
Pollock s gned Ihe paidun on Wednesday, the
'Jlsi ins'ai.i, and tl.e.am? night Cob nel J II.
McCauley, the chief dirk in the offi 'C of the
Secretary ofthe C.ii.u.odiueallh, started to
the city wi'h the document. Information of
the granting of the pardon Whs received oil
V.'t It.t-Mliiy night, and tie family ofthe Doc
tor was prepared lor his leturn home. Early
on Thursday morning Culooel Mi-Cauley was
mei :t the American Hotel by Colonel J. S.
W a,l, if", and together with one or two other
gentieiiu'ii they lepaired lo the prison. A
friend of Dr. Evaie's had preceded them, and
communicated the glad tidings to him. The
pooler was Couplekly overcome when the
intelligence was Comniiini'-aied to him, and
for son.e time he was unable to articulate 11
syllable. At hall past eight o'clock iu tho
morning Dr. Heale reached his home iu Wal
1111I street, and those ho witnessed li e meet
iiiL' between the late prisoner oud his family
describe it a.i being alK-ciing in the extreme.
Mrs. Iteale visited her huba ud 'requeiilly du
ring the time of his imprisonment, hut the
children had not seen th.-ir father from the
time of his conviction. The interview between
f lie 111 is repieseiittd as having been very af
fecting. During the emire day the house uf
Dr. Beale was visited by scores of hit friends.'
"In Behalf of the Ladies."
We a re informed that the ladies of Covington
will brescnt a banner to the members of Ihe
Aiiitncaii order in that city on Saturday eve
riiui! next, at Magnolia Hall. The flae will he
presented in behalf of the ladies, by Dr. Dul
aney, and will be received on the part of the
order by V. S. Chambers, E;q Cincinnati
The Dayton Empire copies the above, ond
makes the following' very appropriate remarks:
'In behalf of the rWiVt." What is it that
the ladies ol Cu iugtoii, Kentucky, would mark
i:li Ihtir especial approval by the presenta
tion of a silken haniiei? To gallant men,
bonded together for t o deft ui-e of thtir fire
sides and their country upon the battle-field,
such a coiniiiiiiii nt would be just and fitting.
To a society w luse inis.s.oii it is to root he the
led i f sicklies.', and pi i.ict the widow and
the orphan, such a token of woman's appreci
ation would be cpprnprive. To the hold and
sacrificing firennci, who st.ivs ihe fierv ele
ment, and under whose pfo'eetiug powi r in
nocence an 1 beauty n pose without lear. such
:i nil'! would I e ta.-.'t!ul mid nr.ini-r. lint to
the KiiiV.v-Xoll.ings to such Know Nothings
as Kentucky breeds- -Mi'-h a g-fi, coming from
, the han I of a woman, oi;oid a subject of pain
j fill reflection to every humane and hoiiouiblo
j irind, as well as to every ndmlitr of the g.-iit-!er
Whalisi'.v.e repea1, that the do
nors 'v.-.uM tippr-.v. ? Is it the t'uriiir-g dut!:
lii;i"i. the .ss.issiiiiilic.ii i.f hiii-l.r.ud': ;uu! C;iih.
ers, the roasting of victims of their own sex nt
I.ouisvilit-f Like the fish win. 1 n nt Finis in
the dreadful davs of the Fren h revolution.
dots the smell tfldi od mrddi'n I hem?
' Let thim lirsl blazon 'heir banner wi ll
flamt-H, make it ruddy with the blood of inno
cent victims. !,!:,( lit II il with 1 1 e wi, ill nt in.
cendiatics and inurileri rj, and then, forgetting
theirsex, let licm ptitent the truthlul tmblein
of Kentucky Knnw-Nothingism to that llioit
The Truth Boldly Spoken.
The New York Bay Book speaks out in re
gard to the late democratic defeat :
'There is but little, if any, doubt that the
Dempcr;.lii: party is badly defeated ; and this
may be attributid to John Van liuren and his
free-soil 'cornel. stone' as ii did in Pennsyl
vania, who can doubt but the result would
have been the same ? No one of course.
The vote for the hard-shell ticket show ron-cltii.ive-ly,
that the mass of Ihe Democrats nrj
sound, ar.d had that faction but passed Mr.
Sickle'a resolution and commended the ad
ministration us they did its nitasures their
whole ticket would have been elected The
silver-gray Whigs ore not Know-Nothings,
and would have voted the hard-shell linket but
for fear of throwing away their notes ; or the
soft-shell one but for the free-coil lesoliilion.
To kill fusion they went for the Know-Nothings,
and w e see the r, stilt.
'Once let the Denmrruiic party come uunro
up to the line marked out by the ndmiiiHrii
lion and 'tee the mark,' and silver gray Whirs,
hard-shell and soft-shell, will all vole one
ticket niggerism will be now here. But - this
hacking and filing, playing fast and loose,
dallying with John Von Ruren, ami faediiis
his prototypes at the public crib, will kill anjr
party, and so it ought.' -i
JTThe Harrlsburgh, Pa., papVrs cr fel'imj,;,
per.-.onal. Hear the the editor of the JWc
graph : '
The Pulriel and Union winds up 0 very
abu.tve article against ourselves by t-tying : ,
'An' he played on a harp of a ll.ou tent strings
sperets of just men made perlei k.' When
Andrew Hopkins gets Justice, he'll ploy on eu
instrument of one s'nng, with LbeeriircWu.
tttrTtie U. S. Government has recovered
a payment of 1 19, (00 rgainst W. R. Scolt,
'formerly Njy tcn; t Wcsh ng'en."