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VOLUME VI, NUMBER 13.
0SKAL00SA, KANSAS, DECEMBEE 28, 1865.
WHOLE NUMBER. 278.
XEAUEIl TO LIFE'S VIWTEK.
Jfearer to Ufa's Winter, wife.
Wo are drawing nearer
Memories of the blesMd Spring
Growing tweeter, dearer.
Thro' the Summer beat we've toiled,
Thro' the Autumn weather
We have also passed, dear wife,
Hand in hand together,
Tims was hearts ueie, well as feet,
Lighter, I remember;
April's locks of gold are tcrned
To silrer, this orember.
flowers are fewer than al first,
And the war grows drearer;
For unto lire' Winter, wife,
We are drawing nearer.
-Tfearer to life's end, sweet wife,
tVe sire drawing nearer,
'The last milestone on the way
V ourstjht grows clearer.
Some lioe hands we held quite faint
And laid down to their slumber;
Looting tiicVward, w to-day
All their grares may number.
Hights we're sought we failed to climb,
Fruits we're failed to gather;
But v hat matter since wo've still
Jesus and each other,
SQTJ.BE PITMAB'S peaches.
School was over for the day. Armed
with sachels and dinner-pails.the schol
ars filed out of the school-house, and in
merry groups wended iheir way borne
ward! The last o go were two boys
of twelve, who had been 'aVpt after
school" for deficiencies in geography.
Their r.ames were respectively Tom
Grey and Frank Green.
"Tom," said Frank, "have you had
any peaches this year ?
"Only one; uncle Ben brought us
one apiece when he came from Boston,
last Saturday. Wasn't it prime, tho !"
"Then you're better off than 1 am,
for 1 have n't had any. But I know
where there are some, and I mean to
have mure than one this very night."
"You do !" exclaimed Tom, engeily.
"Whereabouts are they ?"
Frank looked cart-fully about him, to
make sure that no one wai within hear
in". and whibpered, "In Squire I'll-
roan s jraruen
But," said Tom, a little dubiously,
"that would be sle aliug."
"O," said Frank, "he'll never miss
'em. The trees are ever ro full. I.
made my mouth water when I paed
there this morning. The 're more 'han
he can eat, and we might as well have
'eui as leave 'em to rot on the trees."
"So we hail." said Tom. who was
easily persuaded. "Are you going to
Ye-; there is n't any moon, so that
it will be in our favor. Will jou go ?"
"Yes. When will you be ready ?"
"Call for me nt hair-past eight. I'll
be at the corner of the orchard, ilind
and bring a bag with you. We shall
want to carry away a few."
"All tight; I'll be on hand."
Squire Pitman, the owner of the gar
den referred to by the boys.had recent
ly n moved in'o Cedarville. He had
spent rmst of his life in the city, where
he bad accumulated a fortune, a part of
which he invested in a fine old place
which chanced to be for sale. The pro
prietor had paid particular attention to
the garden, introducing choice varieties
of fruit-trees of various kindti, which
were now in excellent bearing condition.
Squire Pitsaan he waa called Squire
out of deference 10 bis wealth bad mov
ed into the village too recently to have
made any acquaintances. He was a
pleasant-looking old gentleman, rather
old-fashioned in bis appearance, who
usually walked with the help of a gold
After sapper that ereaing. the gard
ner came in and requested to speak with
Lisa for a Moment.
"Well, Janes." said the old gentle
man, "what is it?"
"I suspect, sir," said Jaaaes, "that an
attempt will be made to rob yoar fruit
Bless my coal ! What makes you
"I happened to overhear two boys
talking about it. 1 could n't bear all
they said, bat I beard enough to show
wbat they were after."
"Do you think they are coming to
night ?" asked the Squire,after a pause.
"Yes, sir; shall 1 let out the dog ?"
"No, he night bite then."
"And serve 'en right."
"1 would rather hare them brought
iato me. Yoa nay get Reuben to stand
watch with yoa, and if yoa catch them
yon nay biing ibem into tbe bouse."
"Yes, ir," said "James.
Tom aad Frank met, as agreed upon,
and starts! ia company for tbe garden.
"Did yea bring a bag?" asked Frank.
"No, bat I have got an extra hand
kerchief; that'll bold a good lot."
"All right; we can bide 'em ia the
kashas, and go to 'em when we want
By half. past eight it was quite dark.
There was no moon, and only here and
there a star was visible.
"It's a jolly night," said Frank.
"Just the thing."
At length the boys reached the picket
fence that surrounded the garden.
"Get over first," said Tom.
With some difficulty, Frank clamber
ed up, but got caught in tbe picket and
tumbled to the ground.
"Are you hurt?" whisperedTom.
"No, but I've torn my trowsers.
Look out sharp for the plaguey pickets."
"Now, where are the trees?" asked
Tom, when he had got over.
"there s one; you get up and snake
it, and I'll pick 'em up."
"No, Frank, you're the best at climb
"0. yes, no doubt you'd rather pick
"Well, I'll climb the next tree."
"I'll save yoa both the trouble," said
a rough voice, which made both (he
boys turn pale. They started to run,
but the pursuers were too quick for
them. Tom was soon struggling in the
gr.tsp of the gardener, and Frank tried
in vain to getaway from Reuben, a boy
of sixteen, who assisted on the place.
"You let me go?" said Tom, strug
"I'd a little rather not 1 I've been
waiting for vou for some time, my fiue
"If you do n't let me go, I'll bite,"
said Frank to his captor.
"If you do, 111 have to pull out your
teeth," said Reuben, laughing.
"What are you going to do with us,
any way ?"
"Going to carry you into Squire Pit
man. He wants to see you.'
Terrified by this threat, the boys
begged piteousl to be freed, but their
Cip'ors were inexoiable. r in ding strug
gles and entreaties alike useless, they
resigned themselves assively to their
fate, while visions of arrest and impris
onment filled their hearts with dismay.
Squire Pitman was sitting in his libra
ry .looking over the evening paper, when
a noise was heard at the door, and R-u-ben
nnd the gaiiluci ppcrcd,oni;Ii mill
"Here they are, sir," said James.
"We've caught 'em," said Reuben.
"Bless my soul !'' said the Squire,
"and what are their names ?"
"This one is Tom Grey.and the other
one is Frank Green. " '
"Very well, you m iy leave the young
gentlemen here wi'h me."
Rather reluctantly J inics and 11-uben
let go their hold of our young adven
tuiers, and left the loom.
Tom and Frank looked Mdeways at
the Squne. expt-ciing lo be seized and
shaken, oral the bct to receive a s vere
scolding. What was their surprise,
when tin-old gentleman came forward
very pleasantly, and said :
"Boys, I'm very happy to see yoa.
I like to icceive visits Irom young peo
ple, though I think it better in such
cses for them locome through the gate,
ami not get over the fence, as they are
liiible to tear their clothes."
Frank looked down al his turn trows
ers in a little bewilderment.
"Pray sit down," said the Squire,
Tom and Frank sat down on the cor
ners of two chairs, evidently ill at ease.
"How old are you, Thomas ? I be
lieve that is your name ?"
"And you, Frank?"
"I am twelve, too."
"And I am seventy. It was really
kind of you to come and call upon an
old gentleman like me. But (he even
ings are short; and you ought to have
Tom looked at Frank in silent won
der. He did n't know wbat it all neant.
If he had been shaken up, that be would
have understood; bat the Squire's man
ner puzzled him completely.
"Are yoa fond of fruit, Thomas?"
asked the Squire, innocently.
"Ye-es," said Tom, a little uneasily.
"Do yoa like it too, Frank ?"
"Pretty well," said Frank, who was
a little afraid of committing himself.
"So I suppose. Most boys do."
Squire Pitman rose from bis seat, and
rang tbe bell.
"Yoa may bring in some plates and
knives," said he lo the servant, "ami lay
them on the table."
This was done. Next the old gentle
man went to tbe cloet,and brought oat
a basket of peaches.
"I generally keep a little frait." he
remarked, "to treat the fiiends wbo are
kind eBoagb to call upon me. Help
Tbe wondering boys did so, and com
inenc d eating. They wondered if the
shaking would come up after the peach
es were eaten. Even if it did, they
would have the satisfaction of eating
"Do you like them?" asked Sqaire
Pitman, who seemed lo enjoy seeing
the boys eat.
"Yes, tir,' said Tom, "they are tip
top." "I'm glad you think so. I have sev
eral peach-trees in my garden. James,
the gardener, was telling me that there
whs some danger of boy. getting in and
robbing the trees; but I do n't have aay
fears ou that score."
Here Tom and Frank exchanged
"If any of the boys want fruit, I know
they would prefer to come and ask me
for it, or drop in and make a friendly
call, as you are doing. By tho way,
would nH you like to carry home a few
peaches with you ?" " t
"Yes, sir," said the boys.Jiesitatingly.
"If yo'u had something to put them
"I'vecot ajiandkerchief." said Tom.
"And I've jol a bag," said Frank.
"Bless my soul, how thoughtful you
were to bring a bag ! It will be just the
thing, l ou re welcome to the peaches
in that basket, if you can stow them
'We are very much obliged to you,'
said Tom, gratefully.
"O, do n't say a word. It is a mere
trifle, and I like lo make some acknowl
edgement for your kind call. Will you
call and see me again ?"
Yes, sir, if you would like it."
"I bhould be most happy to have you
come. I get lonely sometimes, and
young company cheers me up. Per
haps, though, you'd better come to the
door, as it is a little dangerous climbing
over fences, added the old gentleman,
a little slyly.
The boys laughed rather consciously,
and were shown to the door. Squire Pit
man shaking them both by the hand,
and kindly repeating his invita'.ion.
'Ain't he a trump?' ejaculated Frank,
when the door had closed behind them.
That's so. I felt awful meau to have
him treat me so, when 1 bad come after
"So did I. You won't catch me in
such business again."
The str,rj of tho boys' visit to Squire
Piiman leaked out, and made quite a
sensation among the school-boys. It
was unanimously agreed that it would
be the bight of meanness to make any
further attempts upon the property of
one who had treated their companions
so handsomely. The gardener kept
watch for a few nights, hut from that
lime Squire Pitman's trees were as safe
as if a bull dog had been chained al
the fool of every tree. Student and
Republicanism vs. Rebellioa
In an able letter la the N. Y. Pott
Robert D le Owen exhibits the erudi
tion of the country, and points out a
remedy. He speaks of the President's
policy, of the duty of congress to seo
thai each State has a Republican form
of "overnment of the wrong and iu-
jusiice of depriving any class or rnce of
suhrage on account of color, or tor an
other consideration of caste of the du
ly and policy of the loyal population,
while thy have the power, to provide
again t the disfranchisement of the grett
lotal element of the South by an oli
garchy of the necessity of providing
for the future safety of the Union and
the government argues all these ques
tions with much force on general prin
ciples ; and then brings them to bear
practically and pointedly as follows :
"If the framers of the constitution
had anticipated such an insurrection as
that we have just quelled, I do not doubt
that, besides giving congress the right to
determine the time, place and manner of
holding elections for congressmen, (hay
would have given that body tho further
rilit to determine the qualifications of
voters as well for congressmen as for
president. Those are national offices ;
and I think it would have been expedi
ent to vest in the nation not the sepa
rate states the right to determine how
they should be filled. I am quite sure
that in the present temper of the south,
it is not safe to suffer each state lo de
termine the qualifications of electors of
federal officers. The qualifications sho'd
be uniform in all the htates, and the rep
resentatives of the nation should deter
I propose, therefore, that congicss,
before admitting members from the late
issargeat stales, should take the initia
tory atep so to amend the constitution
that the qualifications of voters for pres
ident and vice president, and for repre
sentatives in congress, shall be determ
ined by congressional or constitutional
authority. 1 think it best, to insure per
manent uniformity in a matter so vital
as ibis, tbal the amendment should set
forth, specifically, the qualifications to
be required of the electors in question,
l least in part. It should be provided
that race or color shall not be a qualifi
cation, and that the ability to read the
constitution shall be.
It would be well to incorporate in the
same amendment a provision that the
president and vice president shall be vot
a.i for directlv bv the people. The in
tervention of electoral colleges (a pro
vision virtaally annulled oy puouc opin
ion) has long bees a mere dead-letter in
cumbrance ; and as sach. hould be e
rased from the constitution.
As to ihe literary qualification the
ability to read it has in its favor at this
tine two recommenaauons ; uuu uswuu
.. moA n( (.tnediencv. the other of
principle and eternal. ForT first, it is
acompromiso offered to the south on the
negro-suffrage question, shutting oui
for the time being probably ncnelten
twenticths of the Africa? nice ; and,
secondly, it is the first step in the as
sertion of two great principles tbe one,
that the accident of race shall not ex
clude a free citizen from self-government
and the other, that while monarchical
Europe commonly selects property as a
suffrage qualification, republican Amer
ica substita'es for itthe testpf ictelli-
There ara. H Is true, excepiione to ev
er ruie, ana, oi course, there ure to.be
found intelligent men who cannot read;
but if these men have obtained such ac
curate political information as every vo
ter ought to possess, they havo collected
it as a sailor shipwrecked on a desert is
land might wrest a living from the soil
by cultivating it with a mason's trowel.
The) should be required to possess them
selves of the benefits of printing, the
implements of knowledge, before they
arc admitted to exercise the solemn du
ty of suffrage.
We need something to remind us that
it is a solemn duty, Suffrage has. of
late years, and especially in our ureal
cities, gradually come lo he not only
cheapened, but, in a measure, dishonor
ed and degraded. That cannot contin
ue and increase without endangering our
very form of government. Any thing
which tends to elevate suffrage in the
eyes of those who exercise it. Unds to
the perpetuity no less than to tbe moral
ity of the republic.
Some will object to the amendment
proposed, th.it it is insufficient for pres
ent purposes, being a compromise un
der which we should.Iose, for a gener
ation of men, perhaps, the vote of a
large majority of the negro population;
anu mat we cannot atlord to lose so large
a loyal vote in an emergency like the
present. There is force in the objection.
But in this slow moving world il is oft
en the question not what should be done
but what (an be done, And the move,
if il he not as great a stride as is desi
rable, is, emphatically, one in the right
direction. We obtain a firm tnsis upon
which lo build hereafter; and thh evil
which it fails at once to eradicate will
be diminishing ye.tr by year. No gen
ctntiou of men will t"ap3 before '-
gro, free at last lo enter tlia schools,
will have learned lo read. The incent
ive, alike to illiltrate blacks and whiles,
to make up for lost time will he power
ful b-yond ny other, perhaps, that hw
Nor, if fuch an amendment is incor
porated in ihe constitutioti.ctn it be s.u J
that the north seeks to impose upon" the
south provisions us to suffrage which
ionic northern states themselves ara un
willing to adopt. Public opinion in the
north will sustain it. Nor yet will there
be pretence for assertion that state r'tlhis
are inta.led, since the tnousurc affects
valer for feder I officers only.
The north luslhe power, b rntking
such an amendment a condition of rs
adtnisiion, to secure its adop'ion. She
will evince little prudence or foresight
if she sufiyrs the power to piss from
As to the civil rights of the negro, if
congress admit a single cx-insurgent
state wiihout seeing to it that these are
consiitutiontlly secured, the represent
atives of the nation will bo do;ng worsa
than to neglect their duty in guarantee
ing p. republican form of government ;
they will be making the nation accesso
ry lo an outrage on civilization. To de
ny the negro the right to testify in a
court of justice is an act not of disfran
chisement but of outlawry.
States havo the right to pass laws re
garding vagrants nnd paupois. But a
Mate has no constitutional right to in
corporate in any such laws, or in any
laws whatever difining tho civil rights
of free persons, a provision restricting
their effect to any particular race of men.
A state cannot, for example, constitu
tionally enact a vagrant law that shall
apply only lo citizens of Irish descent.
The public desire strong that fia
ternal relations should be speedily re
established. This is well. Peace is a
Godlike visitor. But if she comes wi'h
her white robes sullied with injustice,
brief will be her sojourii among us.
Let not our eagerness foMranciuiliiy
betray us into concessnus alike perilous
and dishonorable. We are in danger of
this. One of the wisest of modern wri
ters on public affairs has said : 'When
a nation has been wearied by long strife,
il will consent lo be duped for the sake
of peace.' Robibt Dale Owen.
Chance fob or.o Maids. An Eng
lish paper says : 'Suppose the whole
population of Australia were now grown
un. and wished to be married, out of
eytzy 100 buchelors only 49 could find
wives. Supposing all the unmarried
males now of age wished to be married,
out of everv Ku only 11 could find
wives. Supposing all the free b.vlielois
now in the colony wished to be married,
out of every 100 only 0 could find wives.
At present" there are in Australia 66,3
66 unmarried males, and but 26,007
unmarried females, and lo provide each
son of Adam with a daughter of Eve,
40,359 of the latter must be introduced
into the colony.
Beautiful RiPtr A pious Scotch
1 minister being asked by a friend, during.
his last illness, whoiuer lie inougiit mm
self d) ing, answered: 'Really, friend. 1
care not whether 1 am or no"; for if I
die I shall be with God if 1 live, He
will be with me.'
The Eagl as an Znblem.
Among most warrior-people the eagle
has been a favorite emblem. In mythol
gy and history it is everywhere present.
With outstretched wings and flashing
eyes.it seems to dominate over the whole
woi Id of fable, alwavs sacred, always
venerated, even feared, for in its grasp
the lightnings kindlaj Rit jrM.K
osMyuTeays, it it above all as the pro
tector that it appears (o protectant! to
save being the privileges of power and
strength, The eagle saved Helen, when
the knife of the priest thirsted' for the
blood of the victim ; saved Valeria Lu
pera, when dragged to the altar of sac
rifice. Tons strong nnd immortal, it
was everywhere the enemy of dealh.and
the winged symbol of that existence
which is without end I
Among the Persians, Mirths, or the
sun-god, wishing to reveal himself in a
visible torm. assumed the figure of an
'gout urus placed on the crest of bis
-cni-.c , iiuu uiis itnnrje. Bcuiniurea in
n,... I.t . I " z . r
The Romans adopted the eagle-symbol
at an early period of their history.
At first, according to Dyonisias of Hal
icarnassus, they crowned it to the scep
ter of their Lings; afterwards, when
they had toppled down the throne, (hey
made it the ornament of the ecepter of
their warrior chiefs, and the only en
Mgn of their legions.
Un ler the Republic, the Roman ea
gle was carved in wood ; then in silver,
with a thunderbolt of gold in its talons.
Caesar was the first who had the whole
cast in gold-, but he deprived il of the
thunderbolt on which it had hitherto
rej.tej. 'fo marj his indefinable ac-
.jvity, Rnd his constant yearning after
I new C0Banesis. the Romans alw.vs ren-
resented Cscsnr's eagle with outstroV-'h
ed wing, as if seeking to inclose the
entire world in the grasp of its shadow.
Etch legion bad its golden eagle pois
ed at the point of a lance. They regard
ed il with the most religious veneration;
they made their oath by it as by a di
vinily. and the.'-e oaths were esteemed
peculiarly sacred. The warrior bird pre
.. ivj v.i ticicin" (jiuiecuiigcuarac-
ler ; the guilty soldier, on the point of
being smitten by the centurian's ax
the prisoner doomed to doath.mighl ob
tain life and pardon if they placed thern
selve under the safegutrd of the eagle,
by chipping closely the lance of the
On the days of the triumph of suc
cessful uenerals, the eagle wa adorned
with all the garniture of victory with
crowns of laurel and garlands of flowers.
When a legion pitched its camp, tho ea
gle w.is placed in its center ; and if it
hnppei.cd that two legions camped to
gether, they erected upon tho limits of
tho two camps a dottblo eagle, with
heads and wings opposed.
If Roman nnny were defeated, the
eagle was not suffered to fall into the
hands of the enemy ; when the standard-bearer
saw ihe route begin, he broke
his lance in twain, and buried in the
earth that portion which was crowned
with the imperial symbol. Thi took
place after the fatal bittleof lake Thras
ymeno; and we owe to such a precau
tion the only legendtry eagle that has
been preserved to our aVia. It was
found in (lerm.my, on iho land of the
Count d'Eildch ; i: was bronze gilt, 3
inches in bight, ami weighs 8 lbs. It
is supposed to htvo belonged to the 22d
Legion, which being sorely pressed in
a battle with the Allemtni. ihe egle
bearer, before he took to flight, conceal
ed in the earth the precious symbol in
trusted to his care.
Njpoleou achieved his gruul and
bloody triumphs fighting his legions un
der his 'victorious e.yics.'ttnd his ueph
otr retains the onglo emblem.
.1 r i :.i. ..". ...l.
But as the symbol of the Great Re
public of FbeeAmbrica the eagle bas
attained its greatest celebrity, and will
win and wear its crealest renown, and
be crowned with its most
and enduring trophies.
Some lime since an old sailor died in
one of the hospitals; he having beeji in
many actions an attendant observed that
he thought it much better to die a nat
ural death than in battle, as it affo.ded"
a man lime to repent.
Repent r said an old sailor, 'when a
man dies in battle, he goes so quick that
he cets into Heaven before the devil
knows he is dead.'
The most remarkable instance of in
decision we ever heard of was that of
the man who sal up all night, because
he could not decide which lo take off
first, his coat or his boots.
A Good Ccstomer. A certain run
away couple were recently married at
Grelea Green, and ihe smith demanded
five guineas for his services.
How is this!' said the bridegroom.
'the gentleman yoa last married assur
ed no inai ne ouiy g" guMiri.
True,' said the umith, -but he was
an Irishman; I have married him six
times before; ho is a cuttomtryou 1
may never see again.'
A punster says, 'My name is Somer
set, I am a miserable bachelor. I
rin not marry; for how could I hopd to
prevail on a young lady, possessed of
the slightest nouon oi aeiioaoy, to am
A late tourist in Germany describes
the economy practised by the peasants
as lollows :
'Each German has his house, his or
chard, his road-side trees so laden with
fruit that did he not carefully prop then
up, tie them .toirether, and in mnj
places hold the boughs together by
wooden clamps, they would be torn
asunder by Iheir own weight. He has
his own corn plot, his plot for mangel
wurzel or hay, for potatoes, for hemp.
dec. He is his own master, and, there
fore, he and his family have ihe strong
est motives for exertion. In Germany
nothing is lost. The produce of the
trees and the cows is carried to market.
Much fruit is dried-for winter ase. lou
see wooden trays of plums, cherries
and sliced apples lying in the sun to dry.
auu arc bliiiikb us inn
xou see strings of them hanging from
.he windoW8 fn .,,
Tbe cows are
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kept up tbe greater part of the year, and
every green thing is collected for them.
Every little nook where grass grows,
by the roadside, river aad brook, is
carefully cut by the sickle, and carried
home on the beads of the women and
children, in baskets or tied in large
cloths. Nothing of the kind is lost that
can possibly be made of any use.
Weeds, nettles, nay, tbe very goose
grass which covers the waste places, are
cat up and taken for tbe cows. Yon
see the little children standing inuhe
streets of.the vill3ges,aBd in the streams
which usually run down them, busy
washing these weeds before they are
given to the cattle. They carefully
collect the leaves of the marsh grass,
carefully cut their potato tops for them,
and even, if other things fail, gather
green leaves from the woodlands.
Small Savings and Gbsat Losses.
When Philliy II, of Spain, was put
ting forth atl his power to crash the re
volt in ihe Netherlands, aad tbe Duke
of Parma, at (he head of a large array,
was laying waste the country, he was
expected soon to lay siege to Antwerp.
and look prompt measures (o save the
rity. He knew (hat the only hope of
safety lay iu culling the dikes, and ov
erflowing the country, and preventing
Parma's army from coming to the siege.
lie sent instructions, therefore, to Alde
goude. then governor of the city, to cut
the dikes without delay, and aniicipite
the advance of the royal arm.
But Aldegoude tlid not apprehend the
imminence of the periL Many of the
citizens were not quite rea-.y for such
an important step. A company of butch
ers pastured theit oxen on grounds that
would be spoiled by the influx of the sea
water, and they murmured against tbe
needless severity of the Prince's decree.
The city authorities and the governor
yielded lo these murmurs, aud postpo
ned the act till Ihe extremity should
But their delay was fainl, and the
petty stving attempted cost the loss of
everything. The Prince of Parma ad
vanced with unexpected rapidity, and
camped on the very ground which the
butchers were unwilling to lose, guard
ed the dikes ngnhut harm, and toon
took the city. Trie property of the cit
izen!! was ;oiifiChteii. aud the majority
lost their lives by. the executioner or in
exile. They bitterly lamented their
folly when il was too late to remedy il.
The citizens of L-yden, on the other
hand, by a prompt stciifice, destroyed
tho dikes, flooded the coun'ry, nnd s-v-ved
iheir city to freedom and Protest
antism. The Stolen Apple. A prisoner,
who was sentenced lo be transported
for house-breaking, was spoken to by a
friend, relative lo his first theft- The
poor fellow pointed to the mark of it se
vere scar on bis left hand, ai.d said,
That was done, sir, when I was a boy.
I fell from an apple-tree, it. to which I
had climbed for the purpose of stealing
an apple. Jin apple vat.myjtnt Uujt.
Beware, young reader, of ihe first step
in aa evil course.
A Scotch crl inquired of u gentle
man, in broad Scotch, the way to Tre
mont House. He desired I.r lo follow
him, and asked her how long since she
had arrived from Sco land Stx weeks.
yer honor. On their arrival at their
dosrination, she very coolly inquired,
Noo, sir, wa! ye jisi tell me hoo you
kenned 1 was frae Scotland?'
i i a
A rich petroleum worker, gaunt as a
skeleton and iguonnt as a hodman, went
lo an artist to have his portrait taken:
Will you have it taken in oil or water
colois?' inquired ihe artist. 'He, ot
course,' replied he; 'itcoaies tome more
natural, aud besides il makes me look
A Puzzler; A married lady latelv
consulted her laweron the following
As 1 weddtd Mr. T for hi-
wealth, and that walili i now spent,
am I not. to all inteius and purposes, a
widow, anil at liberty to m-rry again?
The first fan): that a
to take theories for ex-4' v e West
ond to consider h' c;t
that of all,
One of the greatest defects ia the sd
acalion of children is is neglecting to
accustom them to work. Il is an evil
peculiar to large towns and cities. A
certain amount of work is necessary (o
the proper education'of children. Their
futare 'inaepenu,eT'- nrl enmihrt.de-..
peads on iheir being accustomed la
provid for the thousand coBstaBtly-ra
curring wants (hat nature entails on
them. Even if this necessity did not
exist, moderate employment of some
kind would preset ve them from bad
habits, promote health, and enable then
to bear tbe confinement of the school
room, and teach (hem more titan any
thing else appropriate habits respecting
iheir future welfare.
Il is too often tbe ease that children
after school ara permitted to spend the
rest of the day as they please. They
do not consider that their success ia af
ter life depends upoa the imprevsnest
of their youthful hours. They grow up
in the world without a knowledge. ofits
toils and cares. They can not appre
ciate the favor bestowed oa them by
their parents, as they do sot know the
toils thy cost. Their bodies aad niads
are enervated, and they are constantly
exposed to whatever vicious associalioBA
are within their reach,
The daughter probably becomes that
pitable object, a fashionable girl. The
son, if he surmounts the consequences
of his parents' neglect, does it, proba
bly after his plans and station for life
are fixed, when a knowledge of some of
its important objects comes too late.
No man or woman is thoroughly educa
ted if not required to labor. Whatever
accomplishments they possess, whatev
er their mental training in the voyage
of life, (hoy require some practical4
knowledge and experience derived from
accustoming themselves to useful labor,
of some sort.
The Iixajsj. fetters.
The Orientals are strong and athletic
men, capable of enduring (he greatest
bM'latioije. Thr, hirtn-1 -r r 7'
both MussulBsen and Armimans, have
been knows to carry on their backs im
mense weights, and obc of these, as o
riental Hercules, bas been seen carry
ing, on a wager, a load of no less thas
a thousand pounds to the distance oT a
quarter of a mile 1
The heavier burdens are suspended
from long poles, the number ot which
increases in proportion to the weight..
Aud when the contents are of glass
ware, instead of being milked fragile,
a fall-size representation of a bottle is
painted upon the package.
The ends of the poles rest on (he
siiouldeis of the hamitls, sod tbey walk
in a steady and measured soldier-like:
step. One of them once slipped and fell,
and the end of the pole striking bin oa
the chest, he became senseless. His
companions raised him up. while one of
their number stood back to back with
the injured man. and locking his arms
with those of his comrade, repea'edly
raised him from the ground, thus ex
panding the chest UBtil he recovered his
breath, when, to the astonishment of ihe
bystanders, the man, after taking one
or two long inspirations, smiling at the
funny incident, shouldered his pole and
marched on as if nothing had happened I
These men live habitually on the sim
plest diet, consisting of the coarsest
brown bread, in the middle of which
they make a cavity and fill it with equal
proportions of olive oil and nolasse-.
and it is really a pleasure to see with what
a re'isiU they ei.joy iheir simple ma'i.
Oacavan's 'Sultan ur.dht3 People.
A Y'ltikire has inven rtl a ne mtI-
wd 10 fifh rt. He say: L-eate yoar
bed in n room much infeitid with the.-e
animals.nuu on retiring put out the hghr.
Then strew over our im'Iow mwm
strong smelling citee'-e, ri-r-n.- or 'four
red herrings, and a sptink'ing of cod
fish. Keep nwak- till you find the rats
at work, then stale a grab.
Mr. S W. Cook, having seat the ed
itor of the Lewialou Journal g"I I dol
lar with a notice of his marriage (- -ry
commendable custom, by the wuj.)
the gratified editor wishes him and his
a long and happy life, trusting that be
a,,? never.find in this world Umteo
rainy Cooks spoil the broth
Ladies are not always sale eo
ore!' Th ecleetrie fluid sseed
the entire ba-ly of Miss Cornel's JeweU,
carrying off a gaitor boot she were, du
ring a thunder-storm ia West Wrent
han. Thonch shocked aud iadigaant
Miss Jewetl survives.
How brightly do little joys beam up
on s sonl which stands os a ground dar
kened by clouds of sorrow 1 So do stsra.
come forth fmm the empty sky, when
we look up to them from a deep well.
An unhealthy soldi-r entered a doe
tor's office. He advised him t take
something. The doctor mled hi horse
half an hour after.
-. 1. .aaMB aI.misIiis t b ! Iu. Sri W
sw: to sjJI thwt.JBi:i'''"ioi.kcd and revolud from 'rintlsi
. eiimiireiuin. w
Nm-i1!) lMry ot Iheir latins; n 4kOWB
V S, . trf jlf acquaiB.'ni.c s diudoe5.