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SONG OF THE OLDEN HOME.
BY. R. F. BREWINGTON.
Thoro aro ccholnunotcs tliatofton thrill
Tho heart nllh their magic poner,
As no teem again by tho murmuring fill
Where wo sported In childhood's hour.
'TIs the loving song which a mother sane,
E'er sorrow tho hcarthad known,
It la dear to mo jet as when It first rang
In tho balls of tho olden homo,
Vhllo the orient booms of llfo'i young morn
Wltotliclr rainbow tints havo fled,
And the misty shadows of sorrow and gloom
O'er Its pathway their darkness havo spread.
Then sweeter than notes of Eollan harp.
Or the evonlng zephyrs tono.
Comes thn swcot refrain of the olden time
And song of tho olden home.
Other tones may fall on the listening ear
With acadenoowlld and froo,
Other song be sung which tho heart holds dear,
Ilutnono like the homestead gtco.
For tho heart was In that loving long,
And tho soul was free to roam,
Untamed by tho fonr of tho worlds gay throng,
In tho song of tho olden home.
When far ndown timo's rolling stream,
Homo on by its restk'" power,
Me thinks 'I will come llko tho sunlight gleam,
Or the dow on tho ripening flowor.
Though nfatlior loved, and n mother dear,
.May havo joined tho spirit throng,
Still my heart will prlio as r. treaturo raro
Tho song of tho olden time.
Thonglvomo tho song of my boihood dan,
Let mo fed its mystic power,
For Itllnodcth tho soul with a light whoso rays
Illumine llfo's darkest hour.
'Til a blessnl boon In tho wide worM's strll'o,
A pearl of valuo unknown;
Itcdeemod from tho depths of tho ocean of life,
The song of tho olden homo.
BY. R. F. BREWINGTON. A Capital Story.
DOG AND THE ASSASSIN.
BY MRS. C. A. SOULE.
Wlillo trftvoliiiir in ISS7. tlimiirrl, ii,n
licnutifnl citv of T.ninxiir. I
about n hnlf lontriio from thn nnln .T il...
town, n few rods from tlio liigliway, n
wlicol nml tlio Ijoiiuh of n clinincd cornso
exposed to tlio gazo of evory pnssor.
ino mowing ik tlio history ot tlio
ciiminal ns I learned from tlio jtulyo wlio
com! uctcd tlio trial, nml condmnnHd liim
to bo broken alive.
A Goiinnti butclier being benighted in
tlio midst of a finest, lost his way, and
in endeavoring to find tho road, was at
tacked by highwaymen. Ho was on
hoihobaek, and accompanied by n largo
dog. Ono of tho i obbers seized tho horo
bv tlio bridle, whiln flm n n'llmi-o ,,n.
gcd tlio butcher from his middle and fulled
mm. ino nog nnniotlmtely leaped upon
ono of them and ttianglod "him, but tho
oilier wounded tho nnimnl so Koverely,
tlint ho lushed into tho woods, uttering
tho inost feai ful hi wis. Tho butcher, who
by this tiinohnd disengaged himself from
the grasp of tho soeond robbor, drow his
knifo and killed him. Hut at tho same
moment ho leceived a shot fiom tho third
ono, who had wounded tho dog, and fall
ing, was despatched by tho thief who
found 111)011 bint a Iril ,n ninntnil of r1,l
a silver watcli and a few other articles of
vnluo. llo plundeiod tho corpso, loapod
upon tho liorto and flod.
Tlio next morning, two wood cuttors
linlllinllillL' in tlint linlli wnin u,vW.
to lind tlncii dond bodies, mid a largo dog
wuo socmen to no guarding them. They
examined thom, and endeavored to rostoro
life, but in vain.
Ono of them dressed tho wounds of tho
dog, gave him home food and sought somo
water lor him, whilo tho other hastcnoil
to tho nearest village with tho nows of tho
discovery. Tlio ollicor, accompanied by
several attendants, was toon on tho spot;
a surgeon examined tho wounds of tlio
tlneo bodies; thoy diow up a veibal pro
fess nun iniericii tnoin.
Tlio doir had drnL'n'nd hbncnlf in Mm
course of tho night, when all was quiot,
u niu corpso oi ins master, wlioio Iio was
the next morning. Ho allowed his now
friends to dress his wounds.
llo looked on quietly as thoy dug tho
grave, and allowed them to burv tlio
bodies but as tho tuvf was roplacod, ho
stretched himsolf upon it, howled mourn
fully, mid insisted all efl'oits of tho by
btanders to induce him to movo. llo snap
ped at all who cnino near him, oxcopt tho
woodiuan who had tended him.' llo born
his carossoR, but no sooner did tho man
attempt to tako his paw to remove him
from tho irrnvu than lu lninulu.il l.w i.,.,il,
and would havo wounded him soveioly if
ho had not Hod. Uvory ono admired tho
fidelity of tho dog and wliontho woodman
offeicd to carry him food and drink each
day that ho might not polish, tho magis
tral proposed taking up a collection to
luiiiuuoiaio mo man, ns no wns poor and
tho fftthor of a largo family. With diflicul-
tV llO Was induced to mimnl llii ixnt.n.r
but ho finally did, and lrom that moment
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Diiriioiicii iiimseii witutlio euro oi liisnow
Tlio ilotails of this horriblo ovont woio
publisbod in tho prir.ciplo journals of tlio
country,. I. MyoiH, a hrothor of tho butch
er, reading somotimo afterward tho ndvnr
tisomoiit of tho nuigistrato, hastonod in
stantly to his piosenco, saving ho had
feats which ho bolioved only too woll
foundod that bin lirnilm,-i.ll....
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thu hands of robbers as ho had loft homo
witu a Uigo sum of of inonoy for tho pur
elmso of beovos, nnd was not sinco heard
from. His suspicions woio only ton woll
mid sadly confirmed when tho niagistrato
lolatod to him tho conduct of a dog
which ho dosciibod. Mr. Myors, accom
paniod by tlio ningistrnto and soveral oth
era ropaiiod to tho grave. As soon as
tho dog porcoivod his inastor'r brother,
bo howled. Ian nml his lunula nml ,.:nn..i
other demons trations of inv. 11.. ,i;ir.,..
. -.i-v V ''wiouv
. nmli rf bin i in,. Tm fA... . ! i
tho body of his hrothor when thoy disin-
trrod it. Tho nbgence of tho gold and
tlio watch, tho wounds of tho butcher and
lllS llOL' tllOM! of tbo linn ntL. 1, .!.-
togetbor with tho disappearance of the
v.iuvuiluu uio magistrato and tlio
witnesses that thodoceased had not only
been assassinated by two but also by sov
eral others, who had fled, with tho horso
Having obtained permission, Mr. My
ers removed tho corpso to his nativo vil
lage, and interred it in tho adjoining cem
otry. The faithful dog followed tho body
but by degrees ho becamo attached to his
Every effort was madoby tho most dil
igent search, and tho offer of imnienso re
wards to sccuro tho assassins, lint in
vain tho horriblo tragedy remained an
Two years had passed away, and all
hopes of solving tlio mystery had vanish
ed, when Mr. Myers, leceived a letter,
urging him to repair to Leipzig without
delay to close tho eyes of his maternal un
do, who desired to seo him boforoho died.
Ho immediately hastened thither, accom
panied by his brotlior's dog, who was his
coiibtatit companion. Ho ariivedtoo lato.
His relative had deceased tho provious
ovening, bequeathing to him a largo for
tune, lie found tho city ciowded, it be
ing tho season of tho great fair hold reg
ularly theio twico a year.
Whilo walking ono morning on tho
public bquarc, attended ns usual by bis,
dog, ho was astonished to behold tho nni
mnl leap forward liko a flash. Ho dashed
upon the crowd, and leaped furiously up
on a elegantly diessed man, who was
seated in tlio center of tho square, on an
elevated platform erected for tho specta
tors who desired moro conveniently to
witness tho show, llo held him by tho
throat with so firm a grasp that he would
havo btrangled him had not assistanco
been londoicd. Thoy immediately chain
ed tho dog, and thinking of courso ho
must bo mad, strove to kill him. Mr.
Mycra ran through tho crowd and airiv
ed in time to savo his faithful friend, call
ing eagerly in tho meantime upon tho by
btiuidors to arrest the man, for ho believ
ed tho dog lecognized in him tho murder
er of his brother.
Uoloio ho had timo to explain himself,
tho young man, profiting by tho tumult,
escaped. For somo moments they thought
Myeis himself mad, and ho had great
(lilliculty in persuading those who bad
bound tho dog that tho faithful creature
was not in tho least dangerous, and beg
ged earnestly forthem to leleaso him that
ho might puibtiotho assassin, llo spoko
in so convincing a manner, that his hoar
ds finally felt persuaded of tho truth of
his assoitions, and restored tlio dog to
his freedom, who joyously bounded to his
master, leaped unuii him a few times aud
Uu divided tlio crowd, nnd wao soon on
tho enemy's track. The police, who up
on theso occasions nio vory nctivo nnd!
prompt, woio immediately infouned of
this singular and very oxtiaoulinary ev
ent, nnd a number woio soon in pursuit.
Llioilog becamo m n low minutes, the ob
ject of public curiosity, nnd cvoiy ono
drew buck to givo him room. Business
was suspended nnd crowds collected in
groups, conversing of nothing but tho
dog and the minder which hud been com
mitted two years before.
After half nn hour's expectation, a gen
oral rush indicated that tho seaich was
ovor. Tho man had strjtched upon tin
ground, in tno heavy lolds of a double
tout, and believed himself hidden. But,
in spito of his fancied security, his aven
ger tracked him, and leaping upon him,
no toio his garments, and would havo kil
led him upon tho spot, had not assistanco
rushed to tho loscuo.
llo was immediately arrested, and led,
with Mr. Myers and tho dog, now caie
fully bound, to tho judgo, who scarcoly
know what to sayof so extraordinary an
affair. Myor.s related all that had hap
pened two yoars before, and insisted on
tho inipiisonmont of tho man, declaring
tlint bo was tho niuiderer of his brother,
I for tho dog could not bo deceived.
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ism hik uu mis nine, u wasaimosi im
possible to hold tho animal, who seemed
dotoimini'd to attack thopiisoner. Upon
interrogation tho judgo was not satisliod
with his leplios, and had him scaichod.
Thoio wore loiind on him a lingo sum of
gold, jewols nnd ftvo watches, of which
four wore gold, and tho fifth nn old silver
ono of but Httlo consequence. As booh
as Moyors saw tho last, ho dcclaied it to
bo tho same his brother woio tho day ho
lolt homo and tho description of his
watch published months befoio, corrobor
ated his nssortions. Tho robbor never
dated to cxposo it, for fear it would lead
to his detection, as ho was woll awaro
that it had boon minutely described in all
tho principal journals in Uoriuanv.
In shoit, after tho most minuto and
convincing legal proceodiiiKs of oiuht
months, tho murderer was condemned to
be broken alivo on tho wheol, as an ex
ample to others. On the night proceeding
mo execution, no coniossod, among other
crimes, which until then ho had always
denied, that ho was tho murdoior of My
or's hrothor. Ho gave thorn all thodotails
as above lelated, and doclaiod, and ho al
ways boliovod tho cuisod dog had died of
his wounds. "Had it not been for him,"
bo repeated soveral timos. "I would not
havo been hero. Nothing olso could havo
discovered mo, for 1 had killed tho horso
and buried him with all ho woio."
Hocxpirod on tho wlicol, and this was
tho corpso which I boliold, befoio ontoring
tho gatos at Loipzig.
Tim London Timos regaids tho interference-
of tho Fronoh Admiral with tho
operations of .tho Sardinian squadron, on
tho Neapolitan coast, as tho most inoxpli
blo opisodo of tho present campaign, and
says it requires all its confidonco in tho
ability of tho Emnoior to porsuadoit that
his policy is not a serios of vagaries, tho
offspring of moniontary impulsos, or tho
conflict counsels of ministers and
Tim Salom, N. J., Standard says:
"Wo have hoard it iiro-jtil tlint anni:.
cation bomado to tho next Legislature of
ui.r ouio lor a law to regulate luo price
of votos in Salom county. Somo of tho
dependent votors aro said to express dis
satisfaction at tho inequality of pricos paid
at tho oloction some voters getting only
81 50 while othars rocoivod 20, and
some even at high at $25,
First Battle of the Revolution.
The following description of tho bottlo
of Lexington is from Bancroft's sovonth
volume- of tho History of tho United
On tlio nftornonn of tho 18th of Anril,
tho day on which tho Provincial Congress
of Massachusetts adjourned, Gen. Gnjro
took tho light infantry nnd grenadiers oflf
duty, nnd secretly prepared an expedition
to destroy tho colony's stores at Concord
But tho attempt bad for several days been
expected; a strict watch had been kept;
and signals were connected to announco
tho first movements of troops for the
country. Samuel Adams and Hancock.
who had not left Lexington for Philadel
phia, received a timely message from
Warren, and in consequence, tho Com-
nn'tteo of Safety removed ti pait of tho
public stores pud secreted tho cannon.
On Tuesday, tho 18th, ten or more sor
gcants in disguiso dispersed themselves
through Cambridgo ahd farther west, to
intercept nil communication. In tho fol
lowing night, tho grenadiers nnd light in
fantry, not less than eight hundred in
number, the flowor of tho army at Bos
ton, commanded by tho incompetent
Lieutenant Colonel Smith, crossed in tho
boats of tho transport ships from tho foot
of tho Common to East. Cambridge.
There thoy received a day's provisions,
and near midnight, after wading wot
marshes, that aro now covered by a state
ly town, thoy took tho road through West
Cambridgo to Concord.
"lticy will miss tncir mm," said ono
of tho party who observed their depart
ure. "What aim?" asked Lord Percy,
who overheard the rcmaik. "Why, the
cannon, nt Concord,'' was the answer.
Percy hastened to Gage, wdio instantly
directed that no one should be sufleied to
leave tlio town. But Warren had already
at ton o'clock dispatched William Daws
through Uoxbury to Lexington, nnd at
tho same timo desired Paul Kovoru to set
off by tho way of Charlcstown. ltevcre
stopped only to cngngo n friend to raise
tho conceited signals, and livo minutes
before tho sentinels got oidors to prevent
it, two friends rowed him past tho bum
merset man-of-war across Charles river.
All wns still as suited tho hour. The
ship was winding with tho young flood;
tho waning moon just peered nbovo tho
horizon; whilo from a couple of lanterns
in tho tower of tho North Church, the
beacon streamed to tho neighboring town
ns fust as light could travel. A little be
yond Charleston Nock, Revere was inter
cepted by two British oflicors on horse
back, but being himself well mounted, ho
turned suddenly, and leading Qfo "T them
into a clay pond, ho escaped from tho other
by the road to Medfoid. As ho passed on,
ho waked tho Captain of the Minuto Men
of that town, and continued to rouse al
most every houso on tho way to Lexing
ton. The troops had not advanced far,
when the firing of guns nud tho ringing
of bells announced that thoir expedition
had been heialded bofoio them; and Smith
scut back to demau I a leiufnrcemout.
On tho morning of tho l'Jth of April,
between tho hours of twclvo and ono, tho
message of Wavien reached Adams and
Hancock, who divined nt onco tho object
of tho expedition. Itevoio, therefore, nnd
Dnwos, joined by Samuel Proseott, a
"high son ofliboity" from Concord, rodo
forward, calling up tho inhabitants ns
thny passed along, till in Lincoln thoy
fell upon a party of British officois. lie
voio and Daws wore seized nnd taken back
to Lexington, whore they were released;
but Pioscott leaped over a low stone wall
and galloped on for Concord.
There, at about two in tho morning, a
peal from tho bolfiy of tho mooting houso
callod tho inhabitants of tho placo to their
town hall. Thoy cmno forth, old and
young, with thoir firelocks ready to mako
good tho resoliito woids of thoir town de
bate. Among tho most alert was Wil
liam Emerson, tho minister with gun in
hand, his powder hoin, and noiieli for
bulls, slung ovor his shoulder. By his
sermons nnd prayers, bo had so hallowed
tho enthusiasm of his Hock that they held
tho dofenso ot their libeities a, pait of
their covenant with God; his piesenco
with arms provod his sincerity and strcn
thoncd their sonso of duty. From day
break to suniiso tho summons lau from
houso to house through Acton Express
mossengers and volleys from minuto men
spread tho aim in.
Lexington, in 1775, may havo had 700
inhabitants, forming one parish, and hav
ing for thoir minister the learned nnd fer
vent .lames Clink, tho bold inditor of
patiiotiu papers that may yet bo read on
thoir town records. In December, 177",
thoy had instructed their representatives
to demand a radical redress for their
grievanco'i, for "not tliiough thoir neg
lect should they bo enslaved." A year
lator thoy spurned tbo use of ten. In 17
74, nt various town moorings, thoy voted
to increase their stock of muunitinn, "to
encourage military discipline, mid to put
themselves in n posture of dofenso against
thoir enoinies." In December they dis
tributed to "tho train band and alarm
list aims and nmunition," nnd resolvod
to supply tho training soldiois with bay
At two in tho morning, under tho oyos
of tho ministor, and of Hancock nud Ad
ams, Loxington Common was alivo with
tho minuto men; and not with thom only
but with many old men also, who wore
oxnmpt, oxcopt in immediate danger to
tho town. Tho roll was called, and out
of militia and alarm men, about ono hun
dred answorod to thoir names. The Cap
tain, JohnParkor, ordered evory ono to
load with powder and ball, but to take
care not to bo tho first to fire. Messen
gers sent out to look ant for the British
regulars reported that thoro woro no signs
of thoir approach. A watch was there
fore set, nnd tho company dismissed with
orders to coins togetbor nt beat of thn
drum. Some went to their homes, some
to tho tavorn near the Southeast corner
of tho common.
Adams and Hancock, whoso'proscrip
tinn had already been divulged, and
whoso seizure was bolievod to be intonded
were compelled by persuasion to retire to
Tho last stars were vanishing from
sight when tho foremost party, led by
Pitcairn, a Major of Marines, was discov
ered advancing quickly and in Biloncc.
Alaim guns wore fired, and tho drums
beat. Less than soventy perhaps less
than sixty oboyed tho summons, mid in
sight of half as many armed men, were
paraded iu two ranks a few rods north of
tho meeting houso.
Tho British van, hearing tho drum,
aud tho alarm guns, halted to load; and
nt half an hour before suniiso tho advance
party hurried forword in donblo quick
lime, almost upon a run, closely followed
by tho grenadiers. Pitcaiin rodo in front
and when within fivo or six rods of tho
minuto men, cried out: "Disperse, yo vil
linns; yo rebels ditpcrscl loy down your
arms and dispersol" The main part of tho
countrymen stood motionless in tho ranks,
witnesses against aggression; too few to
resist, too bravo to fly. At this Pitcairn
discharged a pistol, and with n loud vaico
criod, "1'irel" Tho order was instantly
followed, first by a few guns, which did
no execution, and then by a heavy, closo
and deadly dischargo of musketry.
In tho disparity of numbers, tho com
mon was n field of murder, not of battle;
Parker, therefore ordored his men to dis
perse. Then, nnd not till then, did afow
of thom, on their own impulse, return
tho British fire. Theso random shots of
fugitivo or dying men did no harm, ex
cept that Pitrairtr's horso was perhaps
grazed and a private of tho tenth regi
ment wns slightly touched on tho leg.
Jonas Parker, tho strongest and best
wrestler in Lexington, had promised hov
er to run from British troops; nnd he
kept his vow. ,A wound brought him to
his knees. Having discharged his gun,
ho was preparing to load it again, vhon
as stout a heaitas overtlnobbed for free
dom was stillca by a bayonet, and ho lay
on tho post which ho took at tho morn
ing's drum beat. So fell Isnao Muzzy,
and so died the nged Robcit Monroe, tho
Riuno who in 1758 had been ensign at
Louisburg. Johunthan Hardington, Jr.,
was stiuck in front of his house on the
not tli of tho Common. His wife wos at
tho window when ho fell. With the
blood gushing from his breast ho ioso in
her sight, tottered, fell again, then crawl
ed on his hands and knees towards his
dwelling; sho ran to meet him, but only
reached him as ho expired on tho thresh
hold. Caleb Harrington, who had gone
into tho meeting houso for powder, was
shot as hocainoout. Samuel Hadley nnd
John Brown were pursued and killed lif
ter thoy had loft tho greon. Asliaol Por
ter, of Wobuin, who had been taken pris
oner by the inarch, endoavorinc to cscapo
was shot within a low rods of tho Com-
Onco when traveling in a stago coach,
I met a young lady who seemed to bo on
tho constant lookout for something laugh
able; aud not content with laughing her
self, took great pains to mako others do
Now traveling in n stago coach is rath
er a piosy business. Pooplo in this situ
ation are apt to show themselves peevish
and selfish; so tho young lady's good hu
mor wns, for a time, very ngreeablo to
travelers. Every old barn was made tho
subject of a passing joke, whilo tho rows
and hens looked demurely on, little
dreaming that folks could bo merry at
After a whilo on old woman eamo run
ning across tbo fields, swinging her bag at
the coachman and in a shrill voico beg
ging him to stop.
Tho good naturod coachman drow up
his horses, and tho good old lady coming
to tho fenco by tho roadside, squeezed
herself through two bars, which were not
only in a horizontal position but very
near together. Tho young lady in tho
stago coach made somo ludicrous reinaik
and tho passengers laughed. It seemed
voiy excusable; for in getting through the
fence, tho poor woman had mado sad
work with hor old black bonnet, and now
taking a scat besido a well diessed lady,
really looked as if sho had boon blown
there by a whirlwind. This was a now
piece of fun, nnd tho girl mado tho most
of it. Sho caricatured tho old lady upon
n card, protended when sho was not look
to tako patterns of hor bonnet. At length
the poor woman turned n palo faco to
"My dear," said sho, "you are young
healthy, nnd happy; I havo been so too,
but that time is past, I am now decrepit
and forlorn. This coach is taking mo to
to tho death-bed of my child. And then
my dear, 1 will bo a poor old woman, all
aluuo iu a world whore merry girls think
mo a very amusing object. They will
laugh at my old fashioned clothe?, and
odd nppciirnnco, forgetting that tho old
woman has a spirit that lias loved and
suffered mid will livo forever.
Tho coach now stopped before a poor
looking houso, and tho old lady feobly do
cendod tho stops.
"How ii sho?" wns tho first trembling
inquiry of tho poor mother.
"Just alive," said tho man who was
leading her to tho houso.
Putting up tho stops, tho driver mount
ed his box, and wo woro upon tho road
again. Our merry young friend had
placed her card iu her pocket. Sho was
leaning hor head upon her hand; nnd you
may bo assured I was not sorry to boo a
tear upon hor fair young cheek. It was
a good lesson, and ono which wo hoped
would do her good.
It is often a question among ponplo un
acquainted with physiology, whether ly
ing with tho head raisod or level with tho
body is most wholosonio. Physicians
declare the latter to bo tho best, and say
that tho vessols through which tho blood
passes from tho haait to tho head are al
ways lossenod in their cavities when the
head is resting in bod higher than tho body
the head ought to bo nearly on a level
with the tiunk, and pooplo should accus
tom thomselves to sleep thus, in order to
avoid the danger resulting in the opposite
habit. Tho relative position of the head
and trunk, when the former is bolstered
up in bed, is thesamo as that produced by
stooping the head forwaid Then the body
"Dad has Struck He."
Tho following story of the coal oil x
citemout iu Alleghany county, Penu., is
1M. ... ....... ... i. ,. .
us iiuu iu niuuiu as it is iruo, as it prou
ably is, for that mattor;
"In a neighborhood on the croek lired
and labored a son of Vulcan, who with
his limited means, had barely enough to
secure a small pieco of land and to obtain
a scanty living for his rising family. Tho
ideas of his children bad been taught to
shoot but Httlo in any direction towards
knowledge or refinement, and ho Httlo ex
pected to bo anything more than tho vil
lage blacksmith. But when the oil fovcr
broke out, learning of tho success of his
neighbors iu finding oil, ho thought that
uo iuigui wniie away ins spnro hours in
drilling a holo uuon his own homestead
lot; and, having tools nonveniont, ho wont
to woik and after a few weeks of patient
industry, was successful in obtaining a
good show of oil. It was soon noised
about tho village, aud tho blacksmith was
somebody nt once. Ho had n daughter,
also, who had blossomed into maidenhood
almost unnoticed nnd unknown, but now
became more an object of interest to tho
few young men in that small community.
It becamo a question how to break tlio ico
of former indifference, and to secure a fa
vorablo acquaintance witli tho heiress of
the oil well. For a whilo tho natural tim
idity of the boys kept them nloof; but at
last one of tho boldest and best favored
mnong them determined to try his luck,
and on Sunday ovening, attired in bis
best, resolutely marched forword and
offered to escort the damsel homo. Im
agine his chagrin when she, turning upon
him a look of lofty independence that
would havo done honor to a Broadway
belle, replied in languago more severe' "than
chaste: 'Nousonso; you can't come that!
Dad has struck ilcl"
How completely does tho above aneo
doto exemplify American human nature!
Wo have no aristocracy of rauk and birth.
Thosu who are at the bottom of tho pile
of society in ono generation, may become
tho top sticks of the heap in tho next.
Wealth makes all tho diffcrenco with us,
which birth und rank do in Europe.
"Dad has sti tick ile," has ft wonderful
effect on tho estimation of others, or on
the valuo wo attach to ourselves.
When wo seo the daughters of a couple
that havo worked hard tliiough lifo and
eaten the bread of carefulness, thrumming
on tho piano or sweeping tho sidowalk
with tlioir expensive silks, wo think at
oneo they mo showing tho public that
"Dad has struck He!"
Whon wo seo a young woman flirting
in the streets with all tho idlo young men,
whilo her mother bits at homo mending
her stockings for her, it is quito evident
that sho thinks "Dad has struck He!"
When wo seo young men vaporing
around with cigars in their mouths, driv
ing fast horses instead of being at work,
we know they fcol that "Dad has struck
When a man has "struck ilo" himself,
by his own presevoranco and industry, we
liko to see him uso it woll, and, if neces
6my, even for his own enjoyment. But
wo want to beo him bring up his children,
as ho was brought up himsolf, toivork.
Let them bo taught to uso their own
presovoraneo and industry and "strike
ilo" for thomsolves. It will bo of more
uso to their characters and future destiny
than if "Dad" had "struck" it for thom.
Every ono who treads God's earth, mid
breathes God's air, should feel it to bo a
duty to work to mako the world bettor
for tlioir having livod in it to bo of some
uso in his da' and generation. Let ovory
ono labor with his head, if ho doos not
with his hands. It is a bin and a shntnc
for stalwart men and womou to fold up
thoir hands nnd sit idlo, moroly becauso
"Dad has struck ite." There is work tb
bo dono in tbo world. It lias not yet
bcon redeemed from sin, sorrow and sulfor
ing. There are wnnts to bo supplied,
tears to dry up, afflictions to bo soothed,
advice to bo given, tho orring to bo re
claimed from tlioir wanderings, the vicious
to bo controlled, tho world to bo improv
ed. It is a most admirablo spectacle to
seo thnso upon whom God has showered
tho riches of this world in oarnest iu their
endeavorcs to do good porsoveringly in
dustrious in their efforts for the amelio
ration of all tbo classes of w ant and ignor
anco within their reach. But nothing can
bo a mcanor and more degraded spectacle
than to seo sons and daughters living in
pride, luxury and idleness, becauso "Dad
has struck ile!" Hartford (Con.) Cour-
The Bible and our Feelings.
It is perfectly marvelous what doct
rines men will find in tho Scripture. Is
thoro not something curious in tbo ca
pacity of tho human mind, while glanc
ing along the sacred volumo. to find up
on its pages both what suits its prevailing
mood, and its film conviction at tho time?
You feel bouyaut and cheerful open your
Bible and read it; what a cheerful, hopeful
book it is;you arodepiessod and anxious
you open your Bible; surely it was writ
ton fW people in your present frame of
mind! It is wundciful to what a degree
tho psalms, especially, suit the mood and
temper of all kinds of readors in evory
conceivable position. I can imagine the
poor suicide, stealing toward the peace
ful rivor, and musing on tho vorso of a
psalm. I can imngino the joyful man,
on tho morning of the wedding day, which
no mnliguant relatives havo embittered,
finding u verso which will seom tho echo
of his cheerful tompcr. And passing
from feoling to understanding, it is re
mnrkablo bow, when a mnn is possessed
of any strong belief, he will find, as he
reads the Bible, not only many things
which appear to expressly to confirm his
views, but something in the tenor of what
ho reads, that appears to harmonize with
it. Farmer's Magazint.
The largest sugar estate in Ouba con
tains 11,300 acres, employs 666, and
turns out 16,000 boxes of sugar. The
smallest number of slaves employed on
an estate is 800, and no estate has less
than 600 aores. The yield to eaoh slave
is 10,000 pounds of sugar. There are
2,000 sugar estates on the island.
Experience a Dear Teacher.
Tho Southern pooplo, now seo their fa
tal mistake iu following the load ot Yan
coy, Davis, Toombs, Keitt nnd other dis
unioniste, who bolted tho Chailcstou and
Baltimore Convention, and nominated
Breckinridgo to bring about tho very re
sult which has precipitated tho threatened
disunion of tho Union, nnd given them n
pica for so doing in the election of tho
father of the "irreprossiblo conflict" doo
triuo, Abraham Lincoln. If tho Nation
al Convention were yet to bo held, with
tho conspiracy of theso Breckinridgo load
ors now emblazoned before them, Stoph
en A. Douglas would this day, bo tho al
most unanimous choico of tho South, as a
safe, conservative Statesman who would
respect nlikoall soctions of the Union.
While wo find tho Breckinridgo leaders
aud their papers in the South, without
exception, advocating secession from tho
Union, every Douglas paper, and almost
every Douglas man in tho South are put
ting forth all tlioir enorgics to stay tho
disunion tornado which has broken out
in tbo cotton States; mid Judge Douglas
himself, has been using his most powerful
reasoning and eloquenco by speeches nnd
letters to commercial mon and politicians
to arrest tho misguided fury of tho disun
ionists. To him more than to any other
man, notwithstanding their raucoroua
abusoofbim, do tbo Black Republicans
now look for tho inauguration of a pow
erful conservative element which shall roll
back tho dark clouds of disunion which
havo already nttainod so formidablo u
shape Wo still havo hopos, however,
for tho porpotuity of the Union, through
tho eflbits of the National consorvativo
Democracy of tho South, among whom
are Uerscbol V. Johnson nnd A. II. Ste
phens of Georgia. Shield and Manner.
Definitions of Character.
Pino Fellows. Tho man who adver
tises in our paper; tho man who nover 10
fuses to lend you monoy, aud tho fellow
who is Douiting your sister.
Gentcol Peoplo. Tho young lady who
lets her mother do the ironing, for fear of
spreading her hands; tho Miss who wears
thiu-soled shoes on a rainy day, and tho
young gentleman who is nthamed to bo
seen walking with his fathor.
Industrious People. The young lady
who reads romances in bed; tho fiiond
who is always engaged when you call;
and the correspondent ho cannot find
time to answor your letters.
Unpopular Personages. A fat man in
an omnibus; a tall man iu a crowd, and
a short man on parade..
Timid Pooplo. A lover nbout to pop
tho question; a man who does not liko to
be shot at, and a steamboat company
with a cholera caso on board.
Dignified Men. A cit in a country
town; n midshipman on quarter dock, and
a school committeo on oxamination day.
Persecuted People. Woman, by that
tyrant mnn: bovs. bv thair tmrontu nnrl
toachers, and all poor peoplo by society at
Unhappy People. All old bachelors
and old maids.
Ambitious Chaps. The writer who
pays the magazines for inserting his com
munications; tho politician who quito his
party becauso ho cannot get into oflico,
and tho boy who expects to bo President.
Humble Persons. Tho husband who
does bis wife's churning; tho wifo who
blacks her husband's boots, and the niau
who thinks you do him so much honor.
Mean Poople. The man who kicks
folks when they are down, and tho sub
scriber who refuses to pay for his paper.
Sensible People. You and I.
[From the Ohio Agriculturist.]
Hints on Green Manuring.
A Pennsylvanian wibhes to know what
crop will nflbrd a good bito for tbo cows
in tho Spring, and olso answer to turn in
for wheat in tho Fall? It is somewhat
difficult to pasture o crop, and plow it un
der tho bauio time. One cannot very well
eat his cake and keep it too. Rye fur
nishes good feed earlier than almost any
other crop. But if ono expects to mako
manure of it it bhould bo left to grow un
til in blossom, and then bo plowed tin
dor. If fed through May and Juno, tho
giowth must bo small, and not much
benefit will arise from plowing it under.
The better way in husbandry is to do ono
thing at a timo, and do it thoroughly.
If tho laud needs manure, and it is so far
from tho barn that fertilizer can not bo
caited economically, it i brought into
good heart by turning in green crops when
this is dono, wo should mnko a business of
it, and turn in two crops in a season, or
ono of full growth.
We may sow Fall ryo on tlio corn
btubblo as is proposed by our correspond
ent, tuin it in, in the last of Juno or tho
first of July, and sow buckwheat immedi
ately, which will bo fit to turn iu tho last
of August. Or wo may sow clover iu
the saine way mid'follow with buckwheat.
This will givo two full crops, and restore
n very largo mass ofvegotnble to the soil.
Tho rotation which our coi respondent
mentions, viz., corn, oats, wheat and
grass, would bo improved by ono year in
potatoes or some other root crop. In a
farming districts so near n good market
as Bucks county, Pa., wo doubt very much
whether croon ninmirintr is ceonomiral.
Thoro ought to be u steady and renumcr-
nve cieinana lor animal products beef,
pork, mutton, veal, lamb, butter, cheese,
eggs, poultry, etc., and ovory vegetablo
should bo consumed upon the faim, and
largo quantities of manure be manufac
tured to keep the land in a highly pro
ductive state. Where there is a good
maikot for animal products, it is much
bettor economy to manure with animal
fertilizers, than with vegetablo. If whilo
tbo rrronnd is in rnrn anil in mold, it is
manured with fifty or more loads (half
J.. - e J - - - Ml 1
co: (is; oi good manure, u win uearacrop
of wheat aud two or three crops of grass
The best roots for feedint? are carrots.
beets, mangel wurzel, and turnips; one or
all of them, according to the circumstances
of tha fsrmnr and ona kind of ntnr-V trnnt .
These fed out to stock with hay and grain
make large quantities otmauure and keep
the land in good hoart.