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[Fro the Eaton Democrat.]
CINCINNATI, Dec. 4. 1855.
EDITOT EATON DEMOCRAT.
Ky Dear Sir: On no.
ticiuff the touching address to " The Sugar
Tree," iu Vol. 12, No. 24,of yourvalui.ble paper,
1 handed it to my friend, l'ruf. Hakims jn, accom
panied by so'iie accidental lemnrhs, as to the
early history of its sin round'uips; and nuioiiir
other matter, gave a brief outline of the attack
of Little Turtle, ii on the commanding of ('apt.
Adair, (afterward." Covcri'or of Kentucky,) who
was encamped under the walls of Ft St. (. lair.
To-day, 1 was most agreeably surprised, by his
returning mo the paper, accoinpsuiid by the en.
closed Paraphrase, of your beautiful article.
The historic addenda, in relation to "Little
Turtle" and Gov Auaik is due to the richly
Morcd memory of Judge Ciitnv, 0 Eaton, who
kindly refreshed my recollection, iu regard to
tliebittle-strilc, to which the now lone ".Sugar
Tree," had been a mule witness. Shoold you
deemit worthyof publication in the 'Hcinocrut,"
you will doubtless a Uoid a pleasing reminiscenc e
to many of your I'ioiieer readers; Mid w ill, I ai:i
ure, confer a lasting obligator. 0.: me.
Very Respectfully, Your.
PLINY M CRUME.
THE OLD MAPLE TREE IN EATON
BY DR. J. S. HARRISON.
For his esteemed friend and colleague, Prof.
PLINY M. CRUME.
"It shout? up IU t:ills(..t!.jti"u!i!;r.i:dcnue-!ikc
f.iptov ir l t no skies, po uting at oneo in mute,
but humble attitude."
"ide way to heaven and to (lod."
Thou art left dear old Mai le. to weather the storm,
"All thy early companions oi j withered unci
Net a shrub run be seen, not a forest tree waves,
That grew with thee v. hen young to shelter thec
Like the dead which lie round thee, to the earth
And their early departure, long years thou hast
l!ut still thou du.-t live, aud thy green branch
O'er the 't'o'.ver-dccK'd tombs" of loug fi.lkn
Could'st thou speak, thou olilMajde, what a stoiv
Of the sighs thou hast hei.rd, of the tears w hich
Xcath thy rich heavy foliage, iu bright summer's
Or around'thy old trunk, as the waiter winds
And could'st tl.ou not tell of wild carnage ami
When the War whoop rang round thee, from
Tiii.tlk'h hot breath,
As his warrior-like liends rush'd on to the 'fin v.
And thv boughs droop'd iu sorrow o'er the scenes
of tout uny.
On the morn of Hint day of slaughter and blood,
The voice of Adair 'mid the b.u.le was heard.
While the blood of young Voi.ukes rail Ireshly
And Collins fought nobly 'ncath the Old Maple
Dust thou not remember, thou dear Maple tree,
V hen the bones of those brave onts were burled
by thee ?
In that bif.utilul u-.rur.d win re the lied man lay,
Ah! well thou rcuicmbcr'st that proud happy
And still thou behold'st with sob inn dcl'ght,
That tall niaiblc shaft, urising lull ill thy sight,
Erected in honor ol tlie valient and brave.
And thy boughs arc still bending o'er the patri
Has not thy proud head oft in sympathy bent,
O'er sad Mrickeit hearts all bleeding and rent,
As their only their first born like early spring
Has been nipp'd iu the bud in life's early hour ?
Ilovv many young hearts have been crush'd iu thy
As around thee they've buried their dearest
Their Fathcmw ho guided, protected and chcer'd,
Aud Mothers who tenderest care they have
Hast thou nit, old Maple, oft' bow'd down thv
And gigh'd as around -thee, the vouthful were
His brow yet so frc.ih, with childhood's young
Like thine own leaves in Autumn, now faded and
To thy shades, dear old Maple, for many years
Have loved ones look'd forward, for a home at
And now have they watched it, where they
And the winds through thy branches their vigils
Hut gome of thy branches, thou venerable tree.
Are as leafless as many who've look'd upon thee;
And tho' long thou hast w aved o'er this home of
Thou too, must submit in the dust to be laid.
I'll never forget (lire, thou stately old tree,
Ha long as my loved ones lie buried by thee:
And when from the sorrows of life I'm et free,
Then let me be hurried 'ueath the Old ilujile
Cincinnati, Dec. 4, 1855.
Takinu a Siiowr.a Datii. Doctor: "Well,
how did ycur wife manage her thower-hnlh,
deacon f" Deacon: "She has had real good
luck. Madame Moody '.old l.er how she man
nged. She mid she had a large oiled skin
cap, wilhacape to it, like a fuenian's that
came nil over her shoulders, and " Doc
tor: "She is a fool for her puins; that's t;o!
the way." Deacon : "So my wife thought."
Doctor: "Your wife did nothing of the eorl, I
hope f " Deacon: "Oh ! no,, doctor; the used
nn timhrilly." Doctor: What, used an um
lirella ! What the mischief good did the
shower bath do her f" Deacon: "She said
he felt btlttr. Her clothei wern't wet a
Br Gay A little mirth mixes well and
rrofitolly with both business and plilanthropy.
How alii: id life, both in labor and leisure,
Would be, withon 1 that gaiety within m which
responds lo the cheerfulness and beauty around
us. The rivers would a'.ngnate into pools, if
the rivulelt ceased their play. Philosophers
nd men of business sustain their souls alive,
nc! keep their intellects fresh and healthy, by
mingling the mirthfulness of youth with the
soberness in age; Mid even fun and philan
thropy are often found in the same character.
fi Vnrnni '
BY L. Q.GOULD.
j:irlcss and Tree."
$l,ECper Annum inAdvance.
EATON, TREBLE COUKTT. 0.. DEC, fl, 1355.
Vol. 12, No. 58.
i i ; v.i
From the Golden Era.
THE GAMBLER'S FATE.
"Alabama Dill" was a man of about fifty
five years of age, tall, powerful buill, w ith a
deep-set black and pieiceing eye, which sha
ded tv heavy dark eye brows, gave lu his
features a sinister and wicked expression.
He was a native of the Slate of Alabama, but
had passed n loree portionof his life iu Ibe
ci'y of Mexico, gambling, where l.e received
the suhi.quet of "Alabama Dill " An expert
moute dealer, and on fail in nil the fnes.-e of
ihe game, he n massed a -considerable for une i
Ivni I. ..r n r..t.:..n .:. nn..;i i,..
UH l.,.IM VI U lip U l.-JI'JS I L IIJII, ITT lIMtll'l
Sio de Juiitiio, Vulpnrnsio, Limn, find older 1
boutli Ainerici.n curs, landed :n California
with hut a few thousand dollars left.
It was a daik and rainy dy, in the winter
of '00. A lar'e crowd of persons had con-
ticimeu aru;iou me monie iai):e 01 "A ! main a
Hill," in the Eureka, nt I! . liar, on the
i u'u,.u;iie iiver. an oui miner, t.y i he name
of flan is, w as belting heavily. Jlo had coin !
menceri playing eariy in the morning, with i
bad !n k, and already hundred? of dollais fad
proved Iroiii his pockets into Mill's hank.
The old man was seated at the er.o of the
'ub!e, slightly intoxicated, with one hand rent
ing en a large buckskin b;i containing sever
al thousand dollars, the other grasping nerv-ou-ly
a hiilMilitd glass of whiskey. Not a
word whs spol.i'ii os the game went on. Har
ris had two thousand dollars "slaked" on a
card and he watched with eacer looks the mo
tions of Kill, who without ihe least excite
ment visible on his cold, stern features, slow
ly drew off ilie cards.
'I've Ron this time ." exclaimed Harris-, ns
his cud tinned fiU; "my luck has liirncd
now, mid I'll get lark all I've ns and more
too, before I'm done wi h you."
A slight percep'ible surer, was the only re
ply of liill, ns he Ici. uruly changed his tick
of cards, ami proceeded lo shuffle them.
"I ill bet four thousand dollars tie king
heals the six," said Harris, as a new 'lay out'
wr.s made placing his hag of dust on Ihe
king. "Theie's nolhiu' III. e pressing one'.1,
The crowd of by-slanders looked sihnlh
on n:t the dealer continued.
The six won !
"I've lost ! that devilish six has Leal me.
Give me mo'e whisluy."
A g'ass two-thirds full was handed him,
M ini h he drank at a diau-ht.
"Theres thiil cursed king again," he ex
claimed ns the deolef gracefully threw the
king and Queen on the table.
"The king always beats Ihe Queen. There
is two thousand didlnrs more iu the hug," ex
ciuiu:td he, "and here is a specimen which
weighs ten ounces I bet it all oil the king.
If Nose thnt I am I rode."
A slra'n,:e expression flashed nrrosT the fen
lures'of Hill, wdo drew thecaids off in a slow
and cart-less manner, ns though the s:;m at
Make was but u few dollars. Not so with
Harris; his frame was ngilu'ed with excite
ment. I'ising from his seat and leaning part
ly over the table, he watched anxiously the
motions of the dialer,
The king h.;,l !
"Ua! ha! I'm broke," he lfiighed, as he
stngei.rrd out into tlir- middle of the ro-m,t.i
crowd making wjy for dim on either side.
Hill coolly placed the bag of dust in tin
hank and made another 'lay out;' but as there
was iu belters, he placed Ihe cards in a small
box, am. lulling a near, leaned Luck in his
Ilanis wen! up lo the bar, called foronolh
cr gloss of whiskey, drank i', and then turned
and went tow ards the door.
"I say, old fellow, you got broke, didn't
you 1" mid a tall rotigh-iooking man lo dun,
as lie S!,i' tereil past.
"Aud what business is foot to you if Idid?"
replied Hums, turning round and faring him
"I've a right to lose my own money hovr'i 1 ?
'Oh, rcr'ainly," answered the older, cool
ly, "provided you ioos-e it fairty."
"Fa.rlj!" exclaimed Harris; "do ynti pre
lend to say 1 di.l'nl lose my money, fairly."
The crowd now began lo collect oroun J the
"Certainly," snid the tall man, with Ihi
most iinpiirlurhable coolness; "dr pulled wtix
eni'is on you."
"Then, by G d, I'll have my money
bark og.nn!" exclaimed Harris hoarsly; an
he went towards the table,
n 1 1 1 sat quietly smoking during this conver
sation betrayed not the slightest emotion al
though a keen observer might have seen, os
Harris approached, Ins hand grasped the ban
die of a small pistol concerled in one of his
Harris walked up lo Ihe table, and looking
savagely at Hill, said:
"Look here, sir, you have cheated me you
must eive me hack my money."
"You cannot touch one cent of that money''
replied Hill, coldly pointing to the bank.
"We'll see about that," said Harris, and as
he spoke he seized hold of the b-jg of dust,
which was still in the bank.
"Stand bock! he's going to shool! cried sev
eral voices. There was a hurried rush and
old I 'arris fell to the (lo:ir n corps.
So quick and unexpected, had been Ihe
deed, thnt the by slanders stood horror struck,
and made no ifibrt to nirest liill, who as soon
as he discharged his pistols, leaped over Ihe
prostrated body of Harris, and fled out the
A few seconds the terrified crowd gazed on
one another ; Ihcu there was a wild shout,
and twenty men rushed out afterthe murderer,
who was darling along the road with lightning
sp"ed towards the river.
Then came a fearful race between tl e pur
sued and the pursuers. Hill, being a power
liil man, ran with great rapidity, and would
evidently, frcm appearance, out-strip them and
escape. I e heeded not the loud crits for
vengeance which rang out from Ihe excited
crowd behind him. 1 1 is object was to cross
the river, reach a thick wood opposite, and
then, aided by its shade and the daiknes. ol
night which was fast approaching to elude
Ihem. He was gaining on his pursuers the
distance between Ihem grew wider and wider,
and already imagined his escape certain, when
a noise smote upon his ear more teriible
Ihtin the loud cries of those following dint.
It was the ronr of water. The heavy rain
had swotlm the river lo a tremendous height,
and os he turned a bend in the road, the boil''
ing torrent rnshtd furiously along a few yards
in front of him.
The bridge had been swept away ! Then,
for the first lime, a cry of anguish broke from
the lips of the murderer, as he saw hts only
rhnnce off scape cut off. On both sides of
him was a high perpendicular bank impossible
I for human being to ascend : before him a roar
ing flood ; over v. hi( d tdeie was no rirss ;'
behind imn were twenty merciless men, who
weie now fast gaming on hurl. Madly herush-
cd from 0"C side of the r..n I to the oilier, en-
oeavormg lo find s.nne place in Ihe sleep bank
by whirl, locseane. It was i , vain !
He riMied to the very e,Ue e.f l he river as,
ir lo In'ow l.ims, II into its boiling current ;
but his r..urae failed -that was Certain death!;
W lldly lie stretched out his arms towards Ihe '
opposite shore, as if seeking the aid of some'
inn-ill.! power to nrsnt dun. Vain dope !
On erne his pursuers, their shouts growing,
lienor mid nearer ; soon they would be upon !
himand the,-; what r-ouhl he dope for ? Molls-j
ing but a hornb.e and di. giocful deatli-to
he dung fun, the nearest tree.
..... ion.,, o
foremost nnnng idem de recogn zes the lull,!
rough-locking ni!UI " ll0 first informed Hams '
iuiiiei..mi.itnci,p,i:i. i r.cy '..rcovereo
his ncsiLon-tl.c bin ge his only means of es-
cci-c g'.ne and sent forth a loud shout of rx-
i.lta'ioti. lie tin lied, ;:a v.; one fearful look
behind him, ll.eii, with a cry of defiance,
thievv himself into Ihe river.
His pursuers stepped and gazed with nwe
at the slronit man, as he struggled with al
most sup. iliinriiin efforts-, against Ihe swift
curtnt. It was a dispirale chance for life.
He did itot gain nn ifich his s'lenqih began to
fail din. already l.e organ to he borne down
hyide ntcrs, w hen a voice cried out
"Si.O',1 hnn ! shout him !''
Instantly a dizrii itvolvtrs wete fired at
the struggling mi n.
Tdeie was a w ild shriek, nml n wild tn.'s
npwnidsof ti e nin.s, and the dody of the
mnrdeier sank l iiu atd ;.e niiiddy waters.
A lew seconds after it re 'olhesurface, wi'h
is lace turned upward.-, and floated down the
stream over the I'ni'jli rr:v:s and rocks. Those
on shore watched it until it was out of their
sishi. nndll.cn slowly kf: the spot.
'J'dc ucttt day, a n.iitiln'i-d corpse foaled
asi.orr a few miles btl.jw the bar. ll was
that of "Ala! ami Dill." Rr nte hnmnr.e mi
nets enclose it in a rough colli ii. hjjntd it a
sdoil distance foini tde I auks of the river, and
placed a rude slab at thv dead with Ihe son
pie words " Alabama Bill A Gajicllii's
How Jed Missed it.
Some folks am in Ihe habit of talking in
their slei p, and Miss Hetty Wilson was of lb.il
er. Ibis peculiarity she arciden'ally
rHe.nl.d lo .lr,!edo,l, Jenkins in n pumUil
conversational way. Jedediah had just fin
ished the recital of a matnmoi.ial dream, in
which the young lady o d him-elf figured as
hero and heioine, he having invented tde same
for the sake of saying at the conclusion that
it was "loo cood to b? true," and thus speak
ing in parables assuring the damsel of what he
dared not speak plainly.
"I in vi r dream," said He'.ly, "but I some
times talk half the night, and It 11 everything
I know iu my sleep."
"You don't say so."
Y-.-S) I can iu ver hove a secret from mother:
if she w ants tc know cnythii g, ehe pumps n.e
af'er I'm gone to bed, and I answer her ques
tions as honestly as if my life depended on it.
nu a ns nones iv us i u y i iu oe pe mien on I.
. .. ii .. , ,
hat was the reason 1 would.. I go oud
1 , ' L-'. - C 11 Ut i
Some days aftr this Jed called at the house
tVyVZ .T.T'LrC'l fT,A.
ii h.iniii m.;uimiia.
r .. . i r . ' . ' "V1
"l ' ' , i 'il 'i l l i-ll li iitr ii 1IC Blllili
Now, Jed, ns tde reader has surmised, had
long felt an over weening partiality for the;
vo....? lady o,,,l yet; tied to know if it was re.
turned, an 1 though p.s. essed ( f suflicu-ul
courage to mount 'the mnmnently 'l'Hy !
b.et'Ch -or breeches- (co,,r.ercia ones we,
mean) he could no muster spunk enough o
enqu.re tito he state be heart. Hut he
nnnihulic Icupinrity, and felt that tde lime to
ascenaiii in.iiaie n.ei caioe. .pnruucuing inc.
sofa he whispered I
"My de.irest Hetty, tell me, oh ! lell me
the ol-ji-ct of your fondest all'ectioi.s."
The fa ir s!ee.cr gave n faint sigd: I love
lei me think f here you might have heard the
beating of Jed's henrl through o brick wall; I
love Heaven, my country, and haded beans;
but if I have one passion above all otders it is
fur roasl onions."
Tde indignant lover didn't wake lirr, but
sloped al once, a "sadder but nut a viser
man." At last accounts, Jed Was "idiiiing
up" to another young lady.
Never tn resent a supposed injury till I
know the views and motivesof the author of
it. Not ou any occasion to 'elate il.
Alivays'to lake the part of an absent per
son who is censured in company, so far us
truth oud propriety will allow.
Never lo Idmk the worse of another on ac
counts of li is dtfl'e tug from me in political and
No! lo Direct to he w itty or (o jest so as lo
wound ihe feelings of ano'her.
To a m ot cheerfulness without levity.
N ur to court the favor of the rich by flat
UrniL either Ihiir vanities or their vices.
A Know Something.
A miller, in a midland county, meeting a'
hall' willed bid one day, said to him
'Well, Tom, does thee know what best tdou
thinking mi '.'
To w hich Torn replied.
'I knows wluil 1 know, oud I knows what
I diiniiu know.'
'How is that V n,uo(h the miller, "I never
heard ol a man as kuow j what be did not
'Oh,' rejoined Tom, 'it's u 11 right. I know
you 'ha many fat pis but, 1 du:iua know
wl.ns corn y- u feed Ihem on !'
Exit miller w ith a flea in his car !
Jj A sucker specimen, whose visit to !dc
State Fair gave dim liberty to stretch Ihe truth
regarding w hat he saw in his travels, was de
tailing to a Hoosierthe immense business done
iu packing beef in the Garden City, said he:
"They kill n million head a week, and the
blood discolors the water in Ihe Lake half a
mile from thore."
"That's nothing," teplied tho Hoosier, "ot
my uncle's down in New Albany, they have a
trip hammer, driven by a forty horse power
mc.ini eii.ioe, jusi 10 RuocKiue couieuowii
wiin; anil there is so much utood tliot tl.ey
i rn-d n i-r-i tin I ..I . i. ..f I...... ....I......
u... .. ...... .,. j.,., nu, u, uunj, auo net -
er siop ou account oi low water."
Dj"'! thought you wos born on Ihe first of
April," said a Iletiedicl lo his lovely wile who
mentioned Hie 21st as her birth day. ".Most
ptople would think so from tne choice I made
of a husband," she replied.
fjfir A certain newspaper in Cleveland, hav.
ing ndvcitised (hot they would send n copy of
tueir paper gratis lor one year to the person
w ho would send a club of ten, received the ten
rpotaf rlubt from a youiij ladyjn the country,
Selling Dry GooSs.
per,p!e grnerallv think thai it is a very eav
mutter to stand behind a Counter and retrill
dry (-oods; hut a weed's experience in the bus- i
j,ujss wciihl r.invinef- the cleverest man tint'
j, j, ,,. more difficult and laborious than '
the task of (unlit a grinds-one twelve hours
per ,!,.. The office of salesmen embodies, in
jm (!,jt,c, necessity for the shiewduess of a
politician, the persuasion of a lover, the po-
Jitcess of a Chesterfield, the patience of .lob,
0d ihe irrpndrnce of a pickpocket. Thfre
ofe fnK(;m!,n who made it a point never to!
lose a cuslome. One of ;he gentleman, who'
was in a sbJitSV Chatham street, no! lout !
.jnce, was called to show a very fastidious aud
fashionable lady w ho "dropped in while going!
i mewarl's,' slier some inh silk cloaking.
Ev-ry riiicle of the kind wa, exposed to her
VKV , ,he -, storP was ransntked ; noth-
jng fUj;ed. 'f .e cos'.'y -was sti'inalized ns
tras, . evervlhin? was con; Don and not fit for
a,v. She cue-fed she would .-o tnSlew.iriV
Tin; salesman pret- tided to he indignant.
Madam," said he iu a tone of injured inno
cenre, "I have a very Untiful and nre piece
of goods ; a case which I divided with Mr
Stewart, who is my Ir Idrr in law, but it
wcrjld he useless to sho.v it to you ; it is the
only piece iu the city."
"Oh, rllow mo to see it," she asked, in f n
an.inus tune ; au-1 continued, "I dad no in.
tuition of aiinoving you disparaging the mesiis
of your wares."
. Tde saiesinnn w l.o w s now wslrUd in
breathless silcne by his fellow cietks pro
ceeded as if wii. much reluctance, mid w ith
expressions of fear that it would be injured by
gelling tumble'1, lo ili-play an nnrienl piece
of vesting which had In n laying in the store
for five years, and wa-i cons idered to :c un
salable. Tde lady examined an I lided it rimr-li.
That was a piorp of goods Worthy to Le worn.
How much w us it n yard ?
"Twcnlv two sdili.nn."
"Oh ! that is very d'gd ."
'There," exclaimed do, I running to fold
it up, "1 knew you would say so."
".Jtny ! stay ! don't be in so great a hurry !'
she cried, "I'll give you twenty shillings."
"Madam you insult nie again."
"C'ul me off yards, n:'d you ran make
up the deduction on come velvet which I re
quite for Irirriminijs," almost entreated the fair
Ti & l..,- IV,, 1. '.i
n i.i r. ,.
":'""-"""'. " ""I1"""".""
in vain lo gel five shillings per yard, at Hie
prire above indicate The profits i f 'he sale
mi Ihe vesli-ig aud velvet amounted lo tliirly
tdnc dol.nrs, out of which the clerks were
liermi'.leil lo pay for n supper of oyslers. The
bes' c f t his brief tale of diy goods is lo be told.
Tim lady hn.l her cloak made, and one or two
of her friends, delighted with it, bought Un
rest uf the vesting at the some price. There
is a nio.ol to '.his anecdote, which e leave
to he discovered by the ingenui'y of our lady
readers who occasionally go a shopping.
On the Skirts!
i ,i.. ... ; .:, , rr
Iv tbeie is o ge' g an i nd dein in one effort
nde!skirls have swollen to that extent of fashion
'. "o r is wide enough for Ihem to pass
Hut the skirts ? Oh Venus 'e Medicis !
now can we embrace them at oil ? I'osiiive-
M,f,u,,.h tt ;.!..,( l.i..
I:e.,, cto of ra,,;n oW ;wm ,.'ke m
irally. so thai mullets and men huvt
to stir well in tde street,
else they will run
1 2 . . I. . -", .,'
i'i L abu e' dr
A fjr , ,e -, ,,y j se tetms w re
'j., e ,;, ,nvve happened to see I wo of hese
dumpy kind of moving "dell.-s" going .long
,,, , poi,lter-tUHiandK c,Jie on5
, ,fll , A 'f ; dj J
,,,e mialriJ , uf 5j,k Bty.weiy
sences ; at ten paces a little lumn like a
. .,.., ..,. r, , ,i,.i- .,: i
af three pares we discovered four ringlets of
slim appearance, resembling cat-tails dipped
in ni'.lo ses two eyes of weak and absurd
expression, like hoi'ed unions lip: like unto
th n snndwitches w i' h a bit of discolored meal
sticking out, thin and dry, and cheeks touch
ed with 'tnii nfuu,' .'Chinese culornd.) Posi
tively this was all that could create in us tde
impression or iiiingiurjtion that Ihe above
things, il rv goods, ,yc, funned a woman. We
moved aside nu I went our way rejoicing that
such was not r,ur share, to say nothing of our
future 'better half,' that may as utir giod na
tured, factious friend of Ihe Department says,
call us dearly, one of these, 'Oh rny honey.'
We have very rmort boys n this '.own, says
a lo einpi ary, one in pnr'iculnr, who was
culkd up Ihe o'her day by the pedagouge to
give sum" necoiihi (.. his absence, and to give
some evidence, if possible, of progiiss in du
"Where was ou yt-slerdny, you rascal ?"
"I was out ill (he field alone."
"Wdiit were you doing iu the lit Id, sir, pick
ing berries ?"
"No, rir, I was out u'ope, by mvself."
"Well; hut what were )OU doilij V
"I was n,i -dilating."
"Mediiauug, you rascal, upon what ?"
"I was mulitnting what I'd be when I
got to I e groweil up printer, doctor, hivryer,
or school muster and took the field for it."
'1'itiive boy ! What was your conclusion?"
"Thought as how I'd he a school master
ibey live tii.iv, ikes to get lit kin's, and teach
the young idea v,al lo sl.oolal."
rn-cious noy. uuw uiu you progress nt
votir slndits ?"
'Let me sec, how many mill? make a cent?'
"Don't know; hut guess it lakes a good ma
! cell's to make a mill, if I hey am built of
Tde pedagogue fainted, and we came away.
Uj Down in Georgia two preachers were in
the some pulpit together. While one was
preaching he happened to say. 'When Al'a
dain built the ark."
Tl.e one behind him slrovc to correct I is
bluind.r by saying out loud, "Abraham warr.'t
Hut th speaker pushed on, heedless of the
j lunn uui iision onoiiiv
w n p'iii, su i niore ueciueoiy, "i say, win"
Mlifilll.'llii till!) Ill,, nru"
, - ; - "
1 ". erieu oui uie oilier, 'auroiiain i
1 warn'! Ihar."
The preacher wos too hard to be bead n
down in this way, and addressing Hie peo ilet
eujlaimed with great indignation, "I soy Abra-
ham wa3 Ihar, or thor ubouts I" I
JTAii old bachelor says that women are so,
fond of appearance, Ih-n if yon could make
(hem believe II ere were in looking glasses in
Heaven, Ihey would set no more value on
salvation ilum on a potit
how ng.- s iurs people.
A thousand tender associations crowd into
(ha. word! The fulfillment of the long, loug
dream of boyhood; the realization of youth's
fondest, brightest vision; thegialnf love's
.e'ry; t l.e beau ideal of every pictured hap
pines. It presents a sanctuary of the liens
ured feelings of Ihe heart's best afft ct ions, and
is itself a centre, around which revolt es every
domestic enjoyment; no sound so sweetly
breaks the mdiiotony of the sick room as the
voice of ".My Wife." No hand is so cooling
and refreshing in its touch, as it. rests on the
fevered brow; and even the most nauseating
draught is ronrerted in'o cordial, when mixed
by the untiring rnre of a wife, and pripeived
by der hand. When the rold wind of misfor
tune howl flrminilonr pathway, and the temp
est (if affliction is abroad in its anger, the soft
smile of a wife throws o temporary oldit-ati m
.'.11.1. ..I. V..A,...ln I
vi. wi ..nu., .inn in.117111-3 ii e miii r sno . n
green oasis, where the tempest comes not, nod j
Ihe nngry blast is nol heard. Are we forsaken
by friends pursued by foes are our motives
misnndershod, our actions ceimired, and our I
good name t-aduced? The persecuted one1,
turns from 'be path ol'humau tiger?, and while !
all is l.lai k and desolate, one star twinkles
through the gloom, and he feels a gush ot tin-
utlcrahle leiide-ritess, an he flies by its gn id-
ance lo the s.meiuarv of offeelion, iu the bo- I
som of a fond, ennfidiuc wife. The sweet xp.
ciproeation of domestic love gives confidence,
white it humanizes his stern thoughts, and he
bores his b -som oud his brow to the liulituiii
and the storm, as he ft els lltatoini.l the wreck
of o'der dopes, one sweet friend remains th.V
lempests cannot shake, or sorrow obliterate.
Anecdote of Webster.
Amoug the many anecdotes told of Mr. Web
ster, there is one, which, though slightly re
flecting upon his neL'ligonce in pecuniary mat
ters, is still very Websteriau in its it:
On one occasion, it is related, he was the
gurrt of the Southern Senators nnd Hepresen
tatives in the city of Washington, and Idey
parsed manycomplitneuts upon him, iiru'nllu.
ded frequently to his being like the Snull. ent
ers in his hnbilx-and feeiiitg', audit was all
an accident thai he wos horn in New Hump
shire. At las! Mr. Websier arose: "Ccutlo
men," said he, "it has been staled that I re-
semble the Southerners in many respects
and, I must confess that, now it has been I
mentioned, I think I do. The Southerners I
love a good gloss of wine-so do I. This is i
one thiiig in which I resemble the Southern- j
cts. Ihe Sou.! enters :also ore good jmbtes of,
beauty, and t will confess thai I am a lover of
nu: iiciiiiiiiui. i ins iimkcs iwo noiiiiso re i
Ii... . I ... . 1
urn mcie is ii mii i iiiwnic i I
more reseiuuie It, em. I lie s .uthe: m-rs, it is
said, never pay their debts; and the same has
also been said of me. In these particulars.
gentlemen, I feel I am like the Southerners."
Shouts of laughler followed this sally of wit
and good humor.
fr'Who is that?' said Mrs. Par'in-ton in
big whisper, ot the performance of the ora
torio of Solomon. 'That's Solomon,' said the
one she addressed, lapping out Ibe time on his
thumb, with the libretto. 'And these in front,'
said she, pointing to the ladies on the plot form,
are some of his seven hundred wives, I s'pose
and the men up behind 'tin must be the chil
dren of Israel. Well, Solomon innst have
been a wise rr.rin io know how lo take car.: of
many wives, but li wasn't any better than
he ought to be, if oil stories are tine. Ah,
w hat blessed music that is to he sure! How
much hotter thou that which folks hears on
we-ek-a-davs in the- play-douses, pb,ycd on
godless fiddles!' Slu seated der.-.elf iu on at
tentive attitude listening tolde music, wdile
Ike sal counting tl.e new gas l-ghts round tde
hail end drumming 'Joidon' on the arm of the
Ahitiimkt et. Oirnr i i.'rv. ".Iu!,n 1
can L enniirc such rudeness any longer, come I
here mv son. wp'll ci... if ti... ,,. i ..r I
J i " " 'in- i-J t "I V-'JIICU-
tion' won't drive it from you."
"I don't mind the licking Pa; but I'm afraid
it won't do me any good."
"We r.-m tell better cho.,; ljat afterwards.
But w-hy do you thing so, John."
"Why, dnesn'i n,e arithmetic sav that 10
rods mtide one rood (rude?'
"John, you are an incorrigible lad. Turn
round here; we'll see how much il lakes to
Make an nerc (nrl.er )''
"Oh don'lPa; please dun'l. I guess i1 vt!
heore (,a furlong.' A'trr Ihccn lii-r
J. ;'A ' urioii? point of law has just been de
cided by n country court judge at'l'xeter, Kng
land. The question was whether nn inhabi
tant of a town was al liberty to keep onimnb
w hose noise proved a serious annoyance to
their neighbors, ll was shown on the par! of
a Mr. Abraham that his neigh' or, Mr. Minlv,
hod a cock which crowd otte hundred and hlv
limes in twenty-five minutes. Tl.e Ir.-.riud
judge thought tl is was un .mmum of crow in...
"dicli human nature was not bound lo ptil i p
wi-h, and awatdtd to the pljimiff Is. d,itiiu-
1 , miiigti,' saiu a lady to her servanti
Hr'dgel Ciduey, '-.vh i was that man you talked !
vv itli so long at the g-ile last nigh: ('
'Sur.', no one but mo nhlest brotder, man:,'
rcjil id lirulitel, with a pu-hed cioel.-.
'Y ,iir brother! I didn't know you Imd n
b'u' i i r. What is his name?'
'ii.irney Octo ilan, Irani.'
'Indeed! II w c.'r.Hs i! Ida! dis name is not
the s uite os yors?'u
Truth, mam,' ri plied Cridgel' 'he has bee't
As h T.ir-u. The tdi'or of the lltirlingfott
Ib.-coroer bears witness that be recently dis
oovi-rc'd, iua flourishing city on the due of ibe
New Jersey railroa-l, a grave y.nd in whirl,
stri nl a tom' stoiie. on which was inscribed by
wet ping friends Ihe following lunching, and
.iiplf, ytt eM.ii:ti'e!y pneiic t-pilaph:
"He wos n good egg."
TTlle that (lings Ibe Coloring of a peevish
temper on thiugsarotind dim, w ill overlay wild
it tde most blessed Miusl.iue tdnt ever fell on
errestrial objects, aud make Hum reflect the
dues of dis own dear! ; whereas ho whose
si nl flings out of itself l be sunshine of a ben
evident disposition, will moke it gilde the
,,-,tt.si i)piws w ii Ii heavenly light. Think
l.iriicsl prices Willi n heavenly light
,.f ,h,s, ve who would be happy yuuislves and
ij.tAu Irishman cnlled in great hasteon Br.
AlnTiitldy, staling that :
"He dad, ine boy Tim hns swallow ed a
"Then be dad." said I he Docler, "tell ycut
b(yTiin lo swaltow n cat."
Pi.fahst. To open your wife's jewel box,
nml discover a s!rai.i.'r gentleinnn's hair done
up ns a keepsake. We know of nothing (hat
makes ntt ardent trm,it ramcnt fttl more
Rates of Advertising.
One square for less) 3 insertion,
" " Karl- additional ititilu n,
" ' Tl.rte ivi ii' hf, -j
" " Sh iii'.inh.-. ....
" 'J'vvt ue noli!! s, - - -
On fourth of c coition fir er.r, .
1 .-i . f !l
5' :' 0
i,i.:r " . .
" column "
All over a squire cbcigrd as two squares.
I jAdver!isrrr.en; int r!t il till fuilid ft
the expense of the cdvtrtisir.XC
F.xccu'ed at this cfli' o with neatness mid de
patch, at the lowest possiLle rates.
Rates of Advertising. Pen, Paste & Scissors.
1 "llaUL',i"''a Ihe 1st im,:.
frir'n Madison, Iown, app' -m, it is slated,
are selling for five cents a bushel,
,' ,e!U ,,es ''fiK-'-eepin? in one
W'sm of ""te W0llls- '"ever lend them.'
IIT "I'll take your pr.it," n the dog said to
Ihe cat when he robbed l.er of der dinner,
,, , ,
1 he.overnor of .Minnc-o'a has recntu-
D.rWe ate what we are iu private.
UTldlencss is the gale of oil hrrms.
Fear yourself and love mankind.
O" Great cities are Salan's universities.
ITln being nngry we puuish ourselves.
ID' Effects in nature are nevtr for'ui'ous.
ID Steadiness is the basis of oil the virtues.
117 Always fell the truth; you will find it
easier than lying.
IT Pleasure mn be o shadow, bu! it uses
a heup of substance.
frrAn ehphant valued a! CO.CCO died in
"'"' -u.n oi uecemoer, os lIiaiiKsgiv-
irA new counterfeit bank note is desbrihrd
ns having fi.r i s vignette a "female with a
rake in he: la, ."
ICT'The victory ;s not nlwavs 'o the s'rong,'
as the boy said, wi.cn he killed Ihe skunk
with a brit k bat.
33 Mrs. Parting'on say? that there must he
some sort of k.u between pile's and pullets,
for tl.ey nre oUnys chairing their lays.
'fCT "We of'eu hear of a man "being in nd-
vancc of dt.s age"' I nt wdo evr l.eord of a
vvoiitan Icing iu tde same predicament
3 fWin. Wyman, n machinist, of Charles
town, Miirsarhnsef.s, has bieil sent lo the
inndli'nui , at Cambridge, a vic-iin of Ihe spir
(Hi Occ.'iialion ! what a glorious thing it is
'or human heart. Thore who work Imrd
scl'-1"1" yield themselves et.ltit.-ly up to fnn ieii
pt tta! '-r""''
rj-r 'Say, Sammv, why don't vour moidcr
rneud that rip in your hoe. -,c f" "Oh, she
has uomowavlo the sewing circle to moke
c.'Mcs for .our children;'
(Tj The man who imaginrs Himself wise be
cause he detected some typ graphical error in
anew-paper h.-.s gone t ust to ret a perpen
dicular View of 'he rainlow.
O There is n sign projecting from the dorr
of a innnlun maker's sdrp in Troy, the con
eluding poriion of whir h reads, "N- 13. Dress
es maJe hiuer than tvtr.''
Cooi.. A resident of Chicago being asked,
ou his return from New Yo k, what l.e thought
of Hi t ci'y, replied that it was a line place,
but rather Urn lr from Chicago to Uu nine a
O" Jiillybonis says idnt the ren.snn wtiy
married gents call Ihiir wives "dear" is, be
cause they are so e'- pensive to keep. Jolly is
sure of the ' oil of broom" should his wifu
rr'I.-'.itir, ran yon desrri' e a lot ? Yvs,
sir; he's a fly.ttg insi et about the size of a
stopple, has India rubber w ings nnd shoe
string lail; he sees w i;j, both eyes shut, and
biles like the ('evil.'
ITTA law yer being sick, made his lust will
and tes'ament, and gave all his esta'rs to
fools and madmen, lieing ii.-dc-d the rerson
for so dome, be said, "Fmnj such I got it. end
lo such I leiiini
Ha nil's EiquiMtely in place in the nurrrry,
but nwfully out of place ii. ihu parlor, meeting
or rai'rnad rar the fottntnin ol all joy tho
glory of 'pa,' the hepptntss of 'n;a,'' ir,o
iruult'ii'i hare '(in !
iTXA rn-com'j talking of the t i.nisn::jrrrtf inn
of souls, Saul: "In He lime of Moses I have
Misdoubt lwa-- tdeguldi u call." "Very ii'-e.
ty,' it plied a lady, 'lime has tub bid vou ol tiotii
ins but tl.e g.l Ju-.i."
(IT A co'rn.poary derciiliing a darce in a
con n' 'V vi la.e in bis iu-i; libi-i 1 1, savs :
'l he gugeo.'.s str'nus of ii'as brails gl'i. ten
e ! on Ide l.eaviog l.osomsul the illn l - bel't-s,
like po'i:-! ed lubies ou the surfi.ce of warm
Washington's Dibtiiiiav.- The New York
Commi iriul rliz-r has a lorg arlirh: ou
the subject (four rnlionr.l fe.-livais, and nrgt
that the should n ode a tiui'e.! and earutst cn.l
i jkii Congress tu dei 'are, ai tin early day
a fief i:s rrganiatn n, ',at v'a-hingtou's birth
day sdull Le in li Ci for; i; a uatr r.il dot ;,.n v.
117 A c!rr.-yn;.-n ca'e-h'.-i:ig th youths of
his rl.nn h, put 1 1. is i.ik-.-'.ioii In a join c gi:t:
What is yen r t-'oi -ol.'.'ion in die and in di a' I. '.'
'"lie poor ttirl Mulled hot idd not ans r; tt.p
cd. ig; iinin insisti d. 'Weil, tl ti ,' sniil .-I.e. '
'ifltl.ii.l tell i: is a young p'in'er m.mnj
George, 1 III he wont t.:l,e pny not, re e( :uv .'
Toe liaison .sa:J lis would jtet Ide S;u.re tu ,u-lerct-de.
fO'Ait r.b! f-.-ll iw-, w do leff.r.ie w.nry e.f
dis l.'e thoond'. I,e Wiuld eoirii.il su,i ids-,' but
l.e did lit wish to go w, 'drill . igiving all dis
enemies. So at the l::sl tuum n! be t n ovel
the noose from dis net k, s.iyttig tn l.imst If "I
ir ver will or ran f.,ri.ive il'd Nuj f,,r lilting
the copper dead sie-drs get into tde .'irk.
They have l.irtd ta.i't.l. wi r'h rf u y t n'tle,
ami wiun l.e a:id I meet there'll Le u -jiner.'.l
Sad, ri t Tiit'K. Ti
is one of the r .t.-ii t
do n w oman of bVdirii
tugs in tde world. A
le'.n r ite.'int.i.t ij 1. us : IJi.y evtiyti.ing Vi u
don't want pay for nothtrg yon get '; sniile'ou
nil luiiiidiiid but your dilsl.niul ; e hapuv rv
erv wdere but ot home ; aibue the t i ty read
novels; neglect your c-hihin n ; ninse ,ii
dugs, arid go luehuicb t-vtiy 'm.e you gel a
new .shawl. ' .
If" Llocjiience con;is's in feeling o trn'li
yourself, nud in making tho-'e who hear vou,
feel it. Oratory is not vociferation; it is nut
s'nmping a hole in the plnilurm. nor beating
all Ihe dust out of the cushion of the pulpit;
uor tearing i(T your coat tail in the violence of
your gestirudiiions, a In fiivazt-i; it is not
hold ngthe brenlh until the fare is purple and
the eyes bloodshot; it is not lussmg through
the teeth like Hie fizzle of n squib, nor crouch
ing down, then ti ti m! irg upward lil.e a wild
cat springing on n 'possum, nor ranting about
from one hle of li e rostrum lo another nntil
Ihe skin is ntenrhed in perspiintiou, and the
body weakened into hilplesMuss: you are not
rloqueiil iu all H i-', uiilers it te fur the gravo
hi it it lutii.l..:.