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; A Weekly Newspaper, Devoted to the Interests of Wood County,' Politics, Literature, Agriculture, Education, the Arts and Sciences, Home and Foreign News.
PEREYSBUEG, O., MARCH 15, 1SGO.
- ,Q HU- ' , J . . W
The Normal Institute,
. Itlauinee CUjr, O.
HilllSschool. now permanently established and In
X goo A condition, trill continue under tbsinatrnr.
tlonof C1I.VH. A. CUltlUElt, Principal, and MISS
MART A. JRWELU Assistant.
Mia Jewell, a graduate of Oberlin Female Col
laja, come hiirhly recommended aa a scholar and
tea :htr. She possesses rare musical attainments, a
trell a a knowledge uf all the branches of a polite
Jucntiuti. With tin valuable accession to the faculty,
we hops to make thil lohool second to none and wor
thy thepatronage of all. Special attention will be giv
en to the formation of classes for those wishing to take
"the fall coarse of study." and also for those who
Wish to nrenare for teaching in our common schools,
Classes will be so arranged that students can be ad
mitted at any time. The school venr will be divi
de J into four terms ofelevan weeks each, common
bins; as follows:
Bprlnsr Term Jannary Ifi, ISflO,
Summer " April 16 ISf.o,
Fs September 3, lSC.Oi
Winter November 20,1800,
Common English branches $i 10
Higher " 4 50
Languages'. ! 00
Music and Drawing Extra
. All applications for teachers, Indies or gentlemen
Will be promptly attended to. All communications!
noma no autiressea to me iruicipai.
Maumee Ci ty, Dec, 29. 18.1!) in4.
DR. J. J. DAHLEN,
TjfFERS HIS SERVICES TO THE PF.Oi'LE tT PEBBYS
BL'HO AND VICIN 1 .
CFFICE--In Mrs. William's Building, 2d St.
SADDLES, HARNESS, &C.
D. STONE CO.
ATOEXEUAL HOUSTON'S OLD STAND, have
added to their general assortment of articles fu
pernio iloin tiul, a tine assortment of baddies, liar
nM,and other articles usually kept in a well ordered
Harness Shop. Thay have employed competent work
men and Intend to keep a Rood assortment, well made,
of good m iterial and ut fair rates.
If you want anything in this 11 no. give us a call, and
we are determined not to be beat cither in Btyie
quantity, qg;ility or price.
M. B,,-i,'iflh imid tor reef Hides and Sheep Pelts.
October 'JO, 185'J '24 tf.
. Corner of Summit and Walnut Streets,
II. D. KIXGSUUUV, Proprietor.
Sept. 1.1859 17m3
A 15 SET IE "21
M n.r. nroinntlvattand to all law busincssintrnsted
his e.tre. HUs forsileUrgeqnantities ofland.in-
lading wsIlunproveU farms, which will besom on
MJ term. Feb. 10, 185!)-- JOtf.
Formerly SpajTonFt Exchange,)
A. G. HOWELL, Propiieter,
fins popular Hotel was-ieverin hettercoiiditionto
kuttm idste its numerous gnests than now. The
I emus irs commodious and well furnished, and the
roprletorlttuvesi'ithing'indone that willuon tribute
the comfort of his patrons.
The stabling is g iod, and every reasonable care
will h bestowed upon horses, buggies, tc,
Deo. 16, 1958 32 tf.
DR. . I. B. SMITH,
PHYSICI A V A X D SUKGEON.
nwi,iNO (tKEKK, Wood County, Ohio.
All calls will be promptly attended to, both day
I nijhl. Feb. 11, 1858 tf
" F. Ac D. K. HOLLEXUECK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
QENIKAL COLLECTING AND REAL
P E R H Y S B U 11 G . OHIO.
TITOS. XV. IIIHNS,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Office in Myers Block, corner Summit and Mon
roe sts., Toledo, Ohio.
feT3uiuos entrusted to his care will receive
. tteptemher 2!, 1359.
A S II E 11 COOK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT,
OrriCE OverJ. A.IIall'sStore.
Th French nnd German Language Spoken.
ATTOHVEY nnd COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
T.'iiUttend toallbusinessentrested to his care'n the
United Statesand State Courts.
OJlctiitlhtttenndttoryof the Perrythurg Bank Build
iitt, Perrytbdr g ,Ohio .
D. W. II. DAY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
BOWLING OREEV, OHIO.
"nUSINEdS PKO.V1PTLY ATTENDED TO.
l , p. mica.
D. w, poa,
r, , ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
" Brtstttcss left with them, either at Perrysbnrj or
Boirllnjc Ureen will ba promptly attended to.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
vftbt. attend to all business entrusted tob.il care
nth severaleourts of Ouio.
OFFICE, la Ilood'a new building, up stairs
- April 14, 185S.
C. C. BAIRD, PROPRIETOR,
.1 P E R R Y 8 B U R U, OHIO
rpUElV ARC FAR SUPERIOR TO THE
And are Infinitely the
I CHEAPEST AND BEST WATCH
Erer manufactured. Tor sale at
W. P. GRISWOLD'S.
lliOMia Cue, Ohio, De.9tb,lba8 31
Pictures in the Coals.
Sitting by my pleasant fire light
In the dark anil dull December,
Making pictures in the ashe a
(M a slowly dying ember
Lo! from out the allies rising,
Touched as by the sunset gleams,
Is the village of my childhood,
That I ever sco in dreams.
There, between the rows of maples,
Is the road and grass-grown street;
There, behind the shadowy branches,
Stand the houses, plnin and neat.
Thero, beneath the vine-covered porches,
Arc forms that never more will come,
For those hearts have ceased their beating,
And those lips are cold and dumb.
But upon the sunny hill side,
Win re the villagechiirch does stand,
The shadow of the spire is pointing
As the linger ofa guiding hand
Wandering ever in the grave-yard,
Krom morning rad till set of sun.
Pointing where we, too, shall slumber
When our littlo life is done.
Yonder is the dim, blue mountain;
There, upon the plain below,
Stands the farm-house with its windows
lSlazing in the sunpct clow.
A mist now rising from the va'ler
Shuts the blue stream fiom my sight,
But I know upon its surface
Float the water lillies bite.
Yonder are the clover meadows.
Where the twinkling dew is seen;
There my happy little suhool-mates,
l'laying on the village green!
Forever children still I love thorn
Tears are rilling fast mine eyes
The burning ember now hasfallea;
My village in the ashes lies.
O, In vain we're ever striving
After things beyond our reach,
Little heediugall the lessons
Life's most simple things may teach;
Little thinking what rare pleasures
Simple joys may bring our souls
Even indiug, dying embers
Even pictures in the coals.
[From the Cleveland Herald]
Extraordinary Affair at the Newburgh,
O, Lunatic Asylum.
Anions ths inmates of the Morthern Oliio Lu
natio Asylum is a person namsd Wheedoii.once
a highly respectable cttizori in good circumstBn
ces, unit suitl to huve been a member of the for
int-r coal firm of I. C. Pendleton & Co. Ho bus
been in the Asylum (or some time.
For some time past he has manifested a strong
disposition to escape, and the inmost care am
vigilance has been exercised to frustrate his de
siims, but not alwovs with success. Before be
ni(: placed in his sleeping loom at night be lias
been always stripped ana carelur.y examined to
prevent the secreting of any instrument, and
all his clothes but his shirt, pantaloons and
stockings tuken away. In spite of these pre
cautions, he has succeeded three times within a
few days in escaping from his room.
About two weeks since he took a setot laise
teeth out ol his mouth, and by constant work
contrived with them to saw a hole through ihi
floor of his chamber, making a hole suflicient lo
admit of his dropping through into another part
of the house, and thonuseupiiif?. Ho was tracea
and caught at the house of Mr. IVndleton, ou
A few days a. o he srere'ed a pin and with tl at
exceedingly unlikely instrument, mansed to
pick the lock of his door ami escaped mto the
hull, where he whs fortunately arrested. He
then stated that a pin was of more value than
10 000, when he wished to escape from
Litst Siturday night he was carefully examin
ed, asiisu il, before being placed in his room but
succeeded in secreting u small brass ring, split
at one part, in his hair. On being locked up lor
the night, he set to work, and with the ting he
cut through the window sash and shutter, so as
to enable, him to remove them from the window.
He then took the coverlid of the bed, and tore
it into strips, with which he made a rope reach
ing nearly to the ground, a distance of some
twenty-five or thirty leet. Some of the cotton
batting with which the coverlid was wadded, he
placed in his stocking to protect his feet, as he
had no shoes. Then dressing himself in shirt,
trowsers and stoukini'e. he slid down and es
Strikingaeross the country to Eight Mile Lock
he then took the towpatn of the cuual and wulked
down to University Heights, where he arrived
yesterday afternoon. The officers of the Asylum
were on his track, and with Officer Mdlrath,
the Police, came on him yesterday (Sunday) at
ternoon. He was very quiet when arrested, and
spoke freely of his escape, and made no rests
tance to being taken back to the Asylum. We
question whether this series of extraordinary
escapes cn be well matched.
Slave Trade Between the States.
Mr. Charles Ruemelin, of Ohio, is publishing
in the Cincinnati Commercial notes ofa South
em Tour he is now making. Attached to the
train be was on in Alabama were two car loads
of negroes, and Mr. R. writes:
We went forward to have a look at them, and
a sight met my eye never to be forgotten. Thero
were some 150 negroes, young and old, men, wo
men and children, mothers of large families, some
alone, some surrounded by their offspring.
Their clothing was ol the most motley charac
ter, and the gifts of fair white ladies of cast
bonnets and gowns, and of fine white gcntlu
men of worn out tuts and coats, were there to
show that at parting there was some natural
feeling. The negroes came, as the trader said,
from Virginia and North Carolina, from which
region and Tennessee 100,000 are taken South
each year ; at this time emigration amounts to
3,000 a week. They were destined for the New
Orleans market, where the trader expected to get
2.000 for every healthy, full grown negro
When I first eniered the car, a foetid gienchi
like that of a menagerie of monkeys, made me
doubt for the fi'st tune in my life that tlif' sleep
ing bodies before me belonged to humau beings,
and had I not afterwards heard them talk and
seen them exhibit other attributes and propusi
ties, my nose would have taken judgment by de
fault. Some among them looked just as it im
ported from Africa. They were nearly naked,
and seemed unable to reply to questions put
them. The conductor frankly admitted that
negroes, whom hecould not mistake to be slaves
directly from Africa, did frequently come on
their road, that 203 such came thu week previ
ous and that 600 more were contracted for.
B o Maskers. It is said that Americans
and Europeans, in their Intercourse with tbe Ja
panese, greatly irritate them by a foolish disre
gard and contempt of the babits of Japanese life.
For instance, the Japanese usu neither chairs
nor tables. The matting with which the floors
of their houses are covered answers for tables,
chairs and beds. They tit, sleep and eat on them
and as they are a very cleanly peop'e, they
keep them unspotted, and always removing their
shoeg from their feet at the doer. And yet John
Bull and Brother Jonathan coolly persist daily
in soiling the floors ui the Jpauee with their
Jerusalem by Moonlight.
Tho broad steep of Zyon, crowned with the
tower of David; nearer still, Mount Moriab.wiih
the gorgeous temple of the God of Abraham,
but, alas! by the child of Hngsr, and not hy Sa
rah's chosen one; close to its cedars and its cy
presses, its lofty spires And airy arches, the moon
light falls upon Bethesda's pool; further on, en
tered by the gate of St. Stephen, the eye. though
it is the noon or night, traces with ease thestreet
of Grief, a loop, winding nscont to a vast cupo
Ised pile thnt now covers Calvary, called Ihu St.
of Grief, because the most illustrious of the hu
man as well ns the Hebrew nrp, the doscndliiu
of King D.ivid, nnd the Divine Son of tho must
favored of women, twice sank under that burden
of suffering anil shame which is now throughout
Utriste.,dom the emblem of triumph ami honor.
I'assing over groups nnd masses ol houses buili
of stone, with terraced roofs or surmounted with
small domes, we reach the hill of Silom, where
Melchiseiieck built Ins mystic citadel; and till
remains the Hill Scopus, where Titus eajsed up
on Jerusalem on the eavo of his flnnl nssanlt.
Titus destroyed the temple. Tho religion of Ju-
deu lias in turn subverted the lanes which were
raised to his father and to himself iu the imperi
al capital, and tho God of Abraham, Isaac end
of Jacob, is now worshipped before every altar
Jerusalem by moonlight! Tis a fine spectacle,
apart from all its indissoluble associations of we
and beai ty. I he mitigating hour softens the
austerity ofa mountain landscape, magnificent
in iiumiir, nuwever unrsu ami severe in oeian;
and, while it retains all its sublimity, removes
mucn ol t lie savage steriness of tho strange and
unrivnled scene. A fortified citv, almost sur
rounded by ravines, and rising in the centre of
chains ot lar-oll spreading lulls, occasion ly ouVr-
ing, tnrougti their rocky glens, the gleams of a
distant snd richer land !
The moon has sunk behind the Mount of Ol
ives, and the stars iu the d.irker skv shine doub
ly brigh' on the sacred city. The all pervading
stillness is broken by a breeze, that skeins to have
traveled over the plain of Sharon Ironi the sea.
It wuilsumong the tooinbs, and sighs among the
cypress groves. The palm tree trembles as it
pusses, as if it were a spirit of woe- It is the
breeze that has traveled over the pluiu of Sluron
from the sea !
The Inst light is extinguished in the villago of
Bethany, Ihe wailing bretx'i has become
moaning wind; a white film spteadsovcr the
puple sky; the sky is dark, the stars are hid: all
btcome us dark as the waters of Kedron and the
valley of Jehos'iphat. The tower of David uicr
ges into obscurity; no longer glitter the mina
rets of the mosque of Omar. Bethesda's angelic
waters, the gate ot bt-jphen, the street ol bor
row, the hill of Satem and the hightcf Scopus,
can no longer bo discerned. Alono in the in
creasing darkness, while tho very line of the
walls gradually eludes the eye, tho church of the
Holy S.'pulchre is a beacon ot light V Israeli
ExTRAOitnt naky MutAOK. "After a violent
hurricane, which oicured on the 10th of Decm
ber, 1816, off the Island of Reunion, we found
ourselves separated from the French corvcitec
Lo Uurccuu, wlncli count not, however, bo
off. We were enabled, by the aid of in r v mas
to reach, iu the course ol a few days, I lie Island
of St. Mftrie of iMjd.igascar, which was the place
of rendezvous. It was in vain we searched the
horizon, sounded the creeks and explored all the
ciuuosities of the coust, we csuld lied no trace
of our unfortunate companions. A month
cruel anxiety had thus elaisjd the when man
the mns'-hend cried out, ' A wreck to the west
ward, uniting towards the land.
It was no dream ; the sun was shining bril
liantly, tho sky was clear and pure; the warm
air vibrated in the horizon. All our telescopes
turned in that direction confirmed the truth
thut first announcement. But our emotions
were raised to the very highest pitch when, in
stead of a dismasted vessel, we descried a ratt,
laden with men and towed by b utls, on which
were seen fluttering signals ofvdistress. The
figures were clearly and sharply defined out
lines, all distinct. For several hours ou board
of our Irigute, the captain, officers and sailors,
all or us under the nifluetico ot a feverish hallu
cination, could follow with our own eyes the de
tails of this indescribable scene. Admiral Des
fosses, who wus iu command of the India station
at the time, hastily ordered out the first steam
er that happened to be at hand, in order to hasten
to the rescue of those living fragments thai
ocean seemed willing to restore to us from
bottom of its abysses. The day beguu to decline;
night, as it does under the tropics, was alivudy
approaching without a twi ight, when tho Arch
iinede arrived near tho object of its mission.
stopped in the mid6t ot floating spars, aud
sent our boats.
All around them were still seen men in inotioi:,
lifting up their hands to Heaven, and a subdued
and confused hum of many voices was heurd
mingle with the splush of tho ours. A few sec
onds more and wo should be embracing
brethren rescued from certain death. BuIsIhb!
what an illusion! Our boats got entangled
among the thick branches of largo trees torn
from the neighboring coast and drawn with
their leaves into the counter currents directed
toward the north. Thus vanished this strange
vision thus disappeared the last hope which
deceitful miruge. had, so to suy, evoked from
depths of the ocean.
Owe no Man Anythiku. A good apostolic
injunction owe no man anything1, save good
will, and take every opportunity for paying that.
Probably the greatest hiudorance to universal
social harmony uud comfort.is the almost us uni
versal pecuniary obligation on mankind.
whole machinery of living is obstructed for want
of ' square accounts." The credit system car
ries with It a corroding interest, extra thuif.es,
disputed transactions, cuotiuu.il litigation,
in innumerable cases, life long ruptures
friendship. All parlies suffer under the owing
system. Services ore performed losi promptly
and efficiently , end wares are delivered
cheerfully on trust. It is "pay down
keeps the wheels in smoolhe and lively motion.
Ha who has to wait for his dues, may reasonably
plead Ihe fact in excuse for not paying his debts,
and thus tho insolvemont becomes general.
result is a periodical crisis. storm of bank
ruptcy, aud a frest start on the same old trark.
The debts of nations oppress the people with
taxes, and the debts of individuals are proifio
tax and fend. And besides widespread discom
fort and harrassment, personal independence
involved in pecuniary debt. IS very muu knows
the value to his peace of being able to say,
owe uo man anything, save good will."
A True Kentucky M other. --It is related
that the mother o( (Jttssius M. Clay, a venerable
Kentucky matron of eighty year, was told
report which got abroad, thnt the zealous Pro
Slavery men of the county in which ber son
had given him notice to quit. " Thfy need
give Cassius notice to quit," said the resolute
old Udy, "ne will not go; and for my port I
rather see him without his head, than hem of
dibeitiug the post of duty,'
An Adventure on the Cars.
There was five of us yes, five as huppr fel
lows as werrtcver let loose Ironi college. It was
vacation.' and we concluded lo mak a trip to
the Kails, We not aboard ttin cars at N and
were very soon traveling very rapidly towards
our dost i nation.
We had j'ist seated ourselves nnd prepared for
a comfortable smoke, when in came the conduc
tor, when who should it bo but, our old friend
Fred R 7 After the common salutions
' how are yon old fellow,' etc., had passed, Fied
satil he had sonic nnsiiicss tor ns to attetnl to.
' Out with it old chum,' suid we; 'anythi lg at
all will ho acceptable, so let ns hsVe it.'
' Well, hov,' s.tid Frod, in a wry confiden-'
t in I tone, ' ill the next car there is as ' lox iu ' a
pair ns it was ever ny lot to s-'C They tire go
ing down to II to net married, and no v if
yon can hive any lun over it , jut pitch in
They must he cared for and 1 doa't know who
run do it belter than ynu.'
'I huve it, bovs.' said Bill Severs; 'we must
mnk that tfii l think that her lover is a married--'
That's it. Bill thiu'ii it,' said we, not g.v
injs him time to finish llies'iiicnee.
'Tint he is a married man and the father of
' That's tho game, boys; nnd now let us play
It devolvrd upon me to commence operations.
Accordingly, I entered the car in which we wen1
iulormod the lovers were. , The Kirl, thinking, 1
suppose, that she must give her lover all tilt
seal, hail taken a seat on Ins knee: and he, for
the purpose of protee'.itiit her, of course,
thrown his arm around her waist ; and so
sat, in real soft lover's style.
All this I gathered at a uluiice, StcpiniiR up
to t lit-tit I satJ:
' Why Jones, what iu the duce ore you do'inff
with tins girl
i he girl arose hastily and seated hcrsell on
See here, stranger,' said the fellow, 'you're
mite mistaken; mv nunie ain't Jones.'
' Why, Jones;' suid 1 you certainly hiivu't left
your wile uMil children, and tried topuliu your
sell oil lor a single man, have you 7
1 ti II you my nam am t Jones, Us Harper
it never was Jones, tiiin't a coin' to he, iiuihcr
I merely shook my hcud.uud passed ou to a
scat so ns to seo the rest of tho fun. The irirl
looked ' wilil' after 1 sat down , but Jones, alias
Harper, soon convinced her that 1 was mis
About the limn th-y got to feeling well again
in cauiu IMliot (iregj. Walking up lo Harper.
no accosted mm with:
' Why, Jones, you horn ! How did yon leave
your wile ami numes t
'Now see here, stranger, you ain't ll'.e fust man
that's called mo Jones to-day, and I reckon I mint
looli awfully Hue mm; lint 1 tun t Jones, an
mor n that you niusn t call in Jones, I hum I
gold wile, our btbies oil her, hut this gal an' I
is a goiu' to splice, and thou you can talk about
my wile, and I wouldn l wonder but wliul in t h
course ol time, ymi might talk about the babies
loo, but you iiuisii t cull me Jones.
This retort brought lorlh vocilorous lausihti
from the spectators, and it also brought hlushe
to tho face of ihe girl thai; was lioiii" to be
'Ah, Junes, said Orogg, 'von will regret tlii
in the lutiiro. I pity your wife and children, and
this poor irirl.'
'So Mr. Mtrper, your real name is Jones, is
and you've been foolin' me, luivo yon? We
we ain't spliced yet ; and I don't think we w
be soon,' und tho girl, and her eyes fuirly flashed
Jane, Jane, said Harper, don't you Icnow
thut I'm Bill Harper 7 Thar ain't a drop of
Jones blood in me, an' I'll prove it.'
At tlii moment Jelf Jackson, Bill Severs and
Jim Byers entered, and of course their attention
was colled to Harper by his loud talking. They
stepped up lo him and said:
' Why, Jones, what is all this fuss about ?'
This was more than Harper could stuiul. He
leaped upon u scat :
'Now,' said he, 'my name ain't Jones, and
can lick the fi ller thafaays it is.'
By this time we had got to II , and our
Tiijiid Fred came into the car and made Harper
keep quiet. The girl that wouldn't be 'spliced'
requested Fred lo help lv'r on the train that
wus going buck to N , which he did. and
tho notorious Jones, alias Harper, followed her.
We learned afterwards, that ha proved himsell
to ba Bill Harper, instead of Bill Jones, uud he
aud his gal ' got spliced,'
Black Snipe. Every peison acquainted with
the business of the lakes must know Cupt P.,
steamboat officer of high repute, under whose
care thousands of travelers have been conveyed
speedily and comfortably between Cleveland and
Buffalo. 1 he captain is "a portly man, i" fuiih
and a corpulent," hns a jolly lace nnd hearty
laugh, tells a capital story, and relishes u good
joke, even thong1! ho ba at the butt of it.
Among ine captains numerous acquaintances
was a "Ueiiccugood toilow, ol a sporting turn
of mind, who wus always short of cash, and be
ing disinclined to work, contrived to shoot him
self into a decent subsistence.
Now the ''upturn's weakness wus snipe, and tho
appearance ol his shooting friend with a string
ol those birds was always the piecurgor of
trade. During the season Captain P. never ran
Ins bout alongside the pier without finding his
sporting friend awaiting him. Once on a time
snipe were unaccountably scurJe, but thanks
the sportman s sktll, or some other cause, t
captain's supply never missed or fell short. The
only difference, that "iu order to save trouble'
to the purchaser, tho birds were now alwuys
plucked aud trussed be'oro being brought tor
Matters proceeded in this wny for some lime,
wnon the captain invited a Iriei.rl to dinner, and
oi coinse snipe formed a prominent dish. Tit
guest was posted on snipe, living and nOuTed
wus b ti old sportsman, and something of an eni
cure, lie marveled ut the good supply of th
temporarily scarce bird, but was assured by his
exulting host thut his supply of snipe hud re-
inuiuea oouuuiui, tuoiign tnai oi o'lier peopk
had failed. The guest looked narrowly ut the
bird ou his plate, turned it over, cut ui d tasted
it. Laying down his knife and fork, he looked
the captain solemn'y iu ihe face.
"Captain P.," said he, "do you buy the feath
ers with the bird.-.?'
"No, replied the surprised host, ' for the lust
five orsn weeks I have bought them plucked,"
" Then let nio advise jou in the future to do
ond avoid snipe in mourning foaihera tJlry taafe
exactly like blackbird'.''
Tho retneinbruiicM of ths dozens of '-plucked"
birds he had bought and eatn as snipe, flashed
across the captain's mind. Next day ha was in
visible until the steamer wus ready to start. und
no mule no morn purchdses o snipe that season
f nccwig union.
The. boy who lo.st his bjUnoe. whiln on
top of asleep roof, foutiJ it ou tU'j grouad hoit
BY JOSIE S. HUNT.
The MCt. Ionia ro1I of hertrmnea
In atr.'iWuir nfount lir fane,
Anil the'wlml thromrh It ullken inetlics
I rnnnlnir a 1rolieome rare.
Her violet enM how ther darken and fl isllt
Her roe-reil elieekn- how tlirv plow!
Aa hIi ntnuls, ankle-deep In the iiiilkwliilo drift.
l'oltlng me with tlio nnow.
She to the ao't Hakes aromM her,
In tier pretty, hovdeiilsli play.
Till she look liken ea.-nymph riltit
Through the billow nf loam nnd spiny.
She moulds the halls with her little biro hands;
Do yon think ha would pout or scold
If 1 nestlad tho pink vnlms down In my breast
And warm lliem?- they look no eoldi
Her white wool mittens are Hung ou tho nnow,
f'.neh onn in itself n llaka,
And her silken semi beside them lies,
Coiled lip like a ei itmon snake.
All about mo the truck of her littlo feet
Have printed the downy snow,
And I know hv theiii where, anolliar aprlng,
The prettiest fiowera will grow.
She laiiirhs and seotls when my snowballs tly
llannless over her head,
And sho lliits her eorls in a aaney way,
And crouches in mimic, dread,
She ealls me a sorry marksman,
An awkward fidlow--and still
The slv little witch knows well enough
It Is1 nt from lack uf skill.
She knows 1 would eooner think
Of tearinir a buttei tly's wiin,
Or denting n lllly, or throttling
Tilts first sweet robin of spring
Than of aimioirat her 'ri earnest.
Or hilling her if 1 could,
Or harming so mivh as a tassel
Of hoc little scarlet hood,
Cnv, licniitifiit Madge! Oh, lint would she do
H my month w as hall us hold
A the crystal which fu't tin her lit nnd lialr
Like pearls among rubles and cold?
Will her pride, nod her willfulness trnnipd my love
A her light feet have tramplu.l the mum T
That the missiles she llinns, which me ieo to in) face,
Are tiro to my heart, dees alio know?
Kweet tease! doe she guess 1 niu wondering now.
Whether shu'll ever de.
In the long, long future before II both,
Anything nunc to me,
Thuii n tittle witch with wild gold hair,
And rose-red cheeks in n glow,
Who stands anklu ilcoi in Hit) milk-white drifts,
Pelting nio wilh snow?
tioiNO with the Unti.s. Ihe etitrntiee into
society limy be said lo take place immodiatelv
alter uoynoou lias passed away, yet the multi
tude take, the init utive before their benrds are
presentable. It, is ti great (rial, cither ut a ten
der or a tough age. For an overgrown boy lo
go to u dour, knowing that there ure it dozen
girls inside, and to kniu k orjring with absolute
c. rtuiuty that within two minutes all their eyes
will bo upon him, is a severe lest of courage.
To go before tin so girle nnd miike a satisfacto
ry tour of th- room without stepping on their
toes, and sit down and dispose ol his hands with
out putting them in his pockets, in an achieve
incut which not many boys can boast. If a
boy cull go so tar as to measure olF ten yards of
tape wiiii one oi nio girls, and cut it ohoi t at
eueh end, ho may stand a chiiuco to puss a pleas
ant evening-, but let him not Matter himsell that
all tho trials of the evening u re over.
Then; coiii"H, at last the breaking up. The di nr
girls don their hoods, and put on their shawls,
nnd look iiHsniicy und mischcvous-, nnd uniiiipres
ible, and independent, as il they didn't wish any
biHy logo home wilh them. ' Then comes he
pinch, and the boy thin hns the most pluck goes
to tbo prettiest girl, his heart in his throat, and
ins tongue clinging to the roof of his mouth, and
crooning Ins elliow, stammers out the. words,
"Shall I see you home?' She touches her fin ire r
to hia arm, and they walk homo a lootanart fee.l-
ingas awkward as two goslings. Assoon iistdie
is safe in her own doors, he struts homo, and he
reul.y thinks he has been and uone nnd done it.
Sleep comes to him at last, with dreams of Rosu
and calico, and he wake in tho morning and
finds the door of life open to liini, and tho tiies
squealing for breakfast.
- I remember once when 1 was a volins man.
living up in New Hampshire, they dedicated a
new uiKige, ami invited. u young lawyer lo de
liver an oiat ion. The lawyer hud never yet. after
u fortnight' practice, li ml tho honor of being
retained, uud the opportunity of establishing a
repiitution was adiriiruo'e. The day came, and
with it to ihe bridge tame tho multitude and
the orator. Ho had made no written prepara
tion, that being, lie had boon told, mil a wver.
like a lawyer being sunnosed to be eannhle of
speaking without note or notice uny number of
hours ou any subj .-ct, in a stylo of thrilling elo
quence. So our orutor trusted :o tho occasion.
Ho stood out upon tho platform, and amid ihu
profound attention of the audience, commenced
" Fillow-citizus B'ive-Biid-foriy years ago this
bridge built by your enterprise, was part aud
parcel of tho howling wilderness!" He paused
a moment. Yes, fcllow-ci tiz -ns, only five-nnd-forty
years ago this bridg", where we now stund.
was part and pxreel of the howling wilderness!"
Ho paused again. Cries of 'good,' 'goon,'
Hero wus tho rub. " I fool it hardly necessary
to repeat that this bridge, follow citizens, five-and-lurty
years ago wus purt aud parcel of (his
how ling wilderness, nnd I will conclude by say
ing that 1 wisli il was purl und purcul of
It is said that poet Moore, one night while
stopping at an inn in Scotland; was continually
troubled by the landlady with the request thai
he should write Iter epitaph. Accordingly, at
night he gnvo an impromptu, as tollows :
(ioo, Sman Itluke, in royal state,
Arrived ut lust at neuron's gata "
and stopped: promising to finish it in Ihe morn
ing, Tho good lady win in a transport at this
inscription, and treated Mr. Moore with every
possible attention. In the morning he was about
leaving, when the lady reminded him that lu
had not finished his epitaph. "That is so," suid
he, and immediately added;--.
" Hut l'i'ter met her with a club.
And knocked her back to Liealnabub."
It is said that Mr. Moore's horse was in mo
tion just as he had finished tho lust line.
Absfnce or Minii. The Eastern Areut says
that Rev. Mr. B , pastor of the Congrega
tional Uhnrclt, Intrilea l. Mo., on Sunday last,
tackled hi horse to the sleigh, took in son)"
butter anil eggs and a lot of tin ware, and start
ed tat (jorham, N. II . nbout ten miles d'stant.
to dispose of tho for. tier, and to tiave the latter
mended. Arriving there, he was much aston
ish lo learn, as he off -rod his produce for sale,
that it was Sunday, It was with some di facul
ty that he was convinced1 of the fact. But npou
coming to the conclusion that it. m Sunday,
he sai I he would return and preach to his con
gregation in the afternoon.
darky si-t in work to cut down a verv
tough trco, but hi axe flew back for some lime
With but little eff-ct. A storm orcilred ill th
meantime, and a crashinv! shaft of lightning shat
tered thu hiitrn oak to s'llioters near him.
" Blt-ss d. Lor I !'' ec limed S imbo, dal's
well (line ; Vposo you frv (ti oiu Ut'U jf
J on got your lilultll, maa !"
BY JOSIE S. HUNT. An Oily Letter from the Oil Springs.
The Oil Spring iu Trumbull co.mty.Olito, aiO
exciting a great deal of intercut. The Safidnsky
liffi$Ur prevailed upoK its Fat Contributor tn
go down there last week. It hns receivod tho
1H:ah Ukoistkb. Everything nbntfl lie re Is sff
greasy and oily, it is with extreme diitkiilty
that 1 can write t all. My pen slips out ol my
lingers; there is ail oily scum on llie ink j iho
piip r is tirirly transparent, and 1 Slosh atouml
in my cttsfr in a condemned on pleasant manner.
1'alience. nnd perseverance (sweet oil is itiineo
es.sr here) will, howtver, overcome muny ob-
ntui le. ,
1 arrived liero nt n very tuttt hour last night,
on uu oil train, and miu'lil aa well have Come un
train oil, us we wore sixteen hours behind lime.
All trains are behind lime here, I learn, urting
to the accumulation o oil on i!io track at tins
end of the rond. The oil fries Out u.inn the
rond nnd lubricates tin rails lor a great distance.
We shouldn't arrived here at all if the nasaeii-
iter hadn't got out and sprinkled the tnuk Willi
1 slipped out of bed (nobody "arises" here;
we nil (tVj) into bed and slip out,) at an eaily
hour I h it mot lung uud began my itvestigaiiiriis,
1 foiui I a section containing fourtern thou
sinid Hiivs ol laud chmk lull o oil spring.
Drilling is untie ccstury here, as thu oil Kills
up in springs sometimes to Ihe height of twen
ty live Kyi, uud is caught in tin pails as it
comes down on a hot day. I'm told iU no un
usual thing to si-e th women hying dough-nut
in these, jets of oil. The bulls of dough eie
dropped into the jets where they ure allowed to
t oss ubout like corks in a lo-.iiituin, until I hey
am fried by the heat ot the sun.
Tin only species of trees which abound here
i. . , . . i . . . .
is ine starry ciin. I nese trtcsui'e so .slippery
n tqtiiiivi can't i lin.b tin m without dippihj?
his paws in Kpaulding't Prepared (m, a unall
buitle of which he always carries wilh linn ,ug
pended fiom his neck. There are a lew maples
here but no sugar is made, as iiolhing but oil
runs out when il is lapped.
There is one laige dizod creek running through
Trumbull county which is all oil, Il wnn ilif
covered a short lime ngo in a singular inuiiin fj
Three boys wcnl iu bathing und when they cuiiio
out they wi re so greasy they conldll't stay iu
(heir clothes. As Inst as they would slip iliehi
on Ihey would slip id' t gain, and one ol the lud4
iu a heedless moment, nurrowly ctcrpnl slipping
out of his skin. On reaching home their parentis
being exceedingly friigul, wrung Hum out nnd
extracted about fourteen gallons of puru oil from
the three toys! Fact(!) A company are erect
ing a cuiidle factory on the bunks ol this litef,
preparing to dip candles iu it.
'Ihe principal un nsemcii'g hero arf climbing
greased poles and catching' oiled pigs, ihe liec
csstiry appliances being conslainly oi, hand. Sli
ding down hill is popular among' all clu-iscs do
zing the summer mouths. This is cfT cted witli
ont sleds on a hill ol solid iullow, just buck of
the uivern. As I write, luuphier.ricli und gush
ing, is wafted lo my window from a number of
the beauties of "Bowers' Corners," ui they sweet
ly tliks'ilvr. down the sides of lint melting slope.
There wnu a thunder .lorm this uttcmoon nnd
us ihe electric fluid run down one of those slip
pery eiius, i loio ynu oi, i was iren'eil to my
first view of " greased ligh niug." Ilia qiuito
a common' occurrence here, they say. .Thunder
is divested of all harsh intonation by Ihe minnto
panicles of oil which (ill tho air and grease tho
wheels of Jove's noisy chariot. .
If uny of your readers think I havo "cot it
fat" in (his loner, let them visit the Oil Springs
and seo for thenselics. Yours truly,
Hard on Judas Iscariot.
Arleinas Ward, thu grille American Show
man," relates, in his pcculiur f'tyle, iho follow-"
1NSIDUNT IN UTIKV.
In Ihe Fuiil of I showed my slnvv fn
Utiky, a irooly grulo fitly iu the State of New
The people grtve mo a cordyal rocepsfmn.- 'fhe
pr'is wus loud in her prases.
1 day ns I was given a descripshun of my
Beests and Snakes in my usual dowry si He, what
wn my skorn flc disgust to see a big burly feller
wuck up to ihe cngo coiitainiu my wu "figcer.T
of the Lord's L ist Supper, and cease Judus laciir
by the let.t and drag him on lo l lie ground,- He
then commenced fur to pound l.im us hard as he
" What under ihe sun fire tou nbowt V cried
Sex he, ' What did you brhi this ptiffsylnner
nius cuss here lur''' ft he hit the wax figgfr Ontltn
cr tremenjis blow oh the hed.
Sez I " You egrejns ass. that, nil's a wax fiq;-
ger, a represeiiiHsnun oi ine lalse roslle.
Sex he, 'Tiiiii's alt very well lur you to say,
but I tell you, old nmujlliat Judas Jscurrol Cini't
how hisselfin IJiiky with impunerty by 'a darn
situ!" with wliitch tib.-arvutliuii he kuvedht
Judass's lied. The young muii belonged to 1 of
the fust famerlies in Unky. -I sayd him, it tho
Juory brawl ill a verdick of Arson in the 3rd
Wm.Tkm. Eci.ii'sKi).--Mr. Frederick Wlif'e
head, of this city, who is engaged In Storm'
ali Hiring gallery, on Fourth sireel, bids f.rir to
eclipse tht world renowned heroand patriot. Witt,
Toll, The o'hor evening, while in ihe jrullery,
we saw him shoot anapp'e from tbe bend- f an
other gentleman, who stood at the dtsinnce of
ten puces. What makes this feat remnrkuble
one 14 the fact that it was performed with a pis
tol and ball, and not with an air-gnu, which is
usually employed in shooting gulleriea.' Th
same gentleman stood off ten paces and hi Id a
scveii-spot diamond curd iu his hand, Mr.
Whitehead, wi lit a pistol and ball, shot five spot
out of the card. Ut. Louit bulletin. 1
A New ' Notion." The Springfield Republi
can says that an ingenious mechanic of Holyok
who is himself A. Cane, (that's hia name.) has
invented a cane in which is also a tunicm
stout elegant walking stick, and a '' briUiurtt
steady light, It can be lighted ui pleasure, of
horno dead, and without close observation ia nft
distinguishable from a'oommon lurosiV-d walk
ing stick. It is a nee ful Invention lor doctors,
watchmen, editors of daily pupeis, young men
who "sit up late" with people who. aim iheir
sUtcrs, and all other dustus who hare to be out
Lihk ti TttA nspla m riN Trf.ks, An English
publication gays tl at a largo plantation ot irtva
has been funned in that ceitntry, within a few
years yasl, without the loss of a single tree, by
putting n small quantity of lime in li e hole
when pluming the tree. Four bushels) of lima
arc sai I lo he gndicieut for an acre. The li.oo
y thoroughly mix"d with tint suil. in order lh.it
it may b ri-aohod by ihe. roofs, with euual faciU
I i ty in every direction, as its principal efj ti iy
to p ish for a ard the ir.e during the firtj pru
tviuus stages ol its towth.