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From Faribault Central Republican, Min.
TO MY BROTHER.
I miss thco, oh, my brother dear j
Why didst thou wish to roam,
Far from the friends that loved thec most,
And from thy childhood home ?
I miss thee when tho morning sun
Shines o'er the distant hill;
I miss thee at the evening hour,
When all Is calm and still.
I miss the when around mc throng,
The joyous and tho gny ;
Ah, then, I list thy voice to hear
Though thou art fur away ;
And when around our fireside,
The family circle meet
0, brother dear, my heart is sad,
For there's a vacant seat.
I miss thee and I'm lonely now,
Since thee no more I greet;
But hope is strong, and still I trust .
That ire again shall meet,
The tearful look, the silent kiss,
That last thou gavest me,
Sank deep within a sister's heart,
And long will cherished be.
Then, brother dear, once more good-bye ;
Remember thoso you love ;
And If on earth we meet no more,
0 may we meet above
In that blessed home of proud delight,
Where joys supreme are given ;
Where parting tears are nover known
There may we meet in heaven.
THE HELMSMAN OF LAKE ERIE.
It was a blight, blue day, when tho
Bteanier Jersey loft Buffalo, and started
on her way over Lako Erie. Hour after
hour went by. Sho was crowded with
bomo mingled in tho busy conversa
tion on politics ; sonio sat apart, and cal
culated tho gains of tho shop, or tho
couutmg-houso ; somo wero wrapped up
in tho books in winch they wero engag
ed; and one or two, with whom' tirao
seemed to hang heavily, composed them
selves to sleep. ' In short, ono and all
wero like men who thought that, let dan
ger como to them when it might, at least
it would not bo on that day.
Old John Maynard was at tho wheel;
a b'uff, weather-beaten sailor, tanned by
many a burning summer day, and by
many a wintry tempest. Ho had truly
learnt to bo content with his situation ;
ioiio could ever sav that thev had heard
him rcpino at his hard labor and scanty
pay ; ho had, in the worst times a cheer
ful word and a kind look for thoso with
whom ho w as thrown ; cast often enough
into bad company, ho tried, at least, and
generally succeeded, to say or do some
thing for its good. He was known from
ono cud of Lako Erie to the other, by
tho namo of honest John Maynard; and
tho secret of his honesty to his neighbors,
was his love to God.
Tho land was about ten miles off, when
tho captain, coining up from his cabin,
cried to a sailor
44 Dick Fletcher, what's all that sraoko
I see coming up from the hold f"
44 It's from tho engine-room, sir, I
guess," 6aid tho man.
" Down with you, then, and let mo
The sailor began descending the ladder
by which you go to tho hold, but scarce
ly had ho disappeared beneath tho deck,
when up ho camo again with much great
44 The hold's on fire, sir," lie said to the
captain, who, by this time, was standing
closo to him.
Tho captain rushed clown, and found
tho account too true. Somo sparks had
fallen on a bundlo of tow; no ono had
seen tho accident; and now not only
much of tho luggage, but tho sides of
tho vessel, wero in a smouldering flamo.
All hands, passengers as well as sail
ors, wero called together; and two lines
being tnado, ouo on each side of tho hold,
buckets of water wero passed and repass
ed; they wero filled from tho lake they
flew along a lino of ready hands were
dashed hissing on tho burning mass, and
then passscd on tho other sido to be re
filled. For somo moments it seemed as
if tho flames were subdued.
In tho meantime tho women on board
were clustering around John Maynard, the
only unemployed who was capable of an
swering their questions. "How far is it
to land I" 44 How long shall w o be get
ting in P 44 Is it very deep ?" 44ls there
no boat ?" 44 Can they sou us from
The helmsman answered as well as ho
cold. There was no boat; it had been left
at Buffalo to get mended; they might be
6cven miles from shore ; they would prob
ably lo in in forty minutes ; ho could not
tell how far the iiro had reached. 44 But
to tell tho truth," ho added, 44 we are all
in great danger, and I think if there wero
a little less talking and a little more
praying it would bo better for us, and
uono tho worse for the boat."
44 How's her head?" shouted .tho cap
tain. 44 West-sou' west," answered Maynard.
44 Keep her sou' by west," cried tho
captain. 44 We must go on shore any
where." It happened that a draft of wind drove
back tho flames, which soon began to
blaze up more furiously against the saloons
and tho partition betwixt it and tho hold
was soon on fire. Then long wreaths of
smoke began to find their way through
tho skylight; and the captain, seeing this,
ordeicd all the women forward. Tho en
gineer put on his utmost steam; tho
American flag was run up, and reversed,
in token of distress; water was flung
over the sails, to make them hold tho
winl. And still John Maynard stood at
tho wheel, though now ho was cut off by
a sheet of smoke and flame from tho
Greater and greater grew tho heat; tho
engineer fled from tho engine room; tho
passengers wero clustering round the ves
sel's bow; tho sailors were sawing planks
to which to lash tho women ; the boldest
were throwing off their coats and waist
coats, and preparing for ono long strug
gle for lifo. And still tho coast grew
plainer and plainer; tho paddles, as yet,
worked well; they could not be more
than a milo from shore; and boats wero
even now hastening to thoir relief.
44 John Maynard I" cried tho captain.
" 44 Aye, aye, sir," said John.
44 Can you stand it five minutes long
44 I'll try, sir."
And ho did try ; tho flames came uear-
er and nearer; a 6heet of smoke would
sometimes almost suffocate him ; his hair
was singed ; ms blood stttnod on fito'svith
the heat. Crouching as far back as ho
could, he held tho wheel firmly with tho
left hand, till tho flesh shriveled, and tho
muscles creaked in tho flame; then ho
stretched forth his right, and boro tho ag
ony without a scream or a groan. It
was enough for him that ho heard the
cheer of tho sailors to tho approaching
boats ; tho cry of tho captain, 44 The wo
men hrst, and then every man for himself,
and God for us all !" And they were tho
last sounds that ho heard.
How ho' perished was not known;
whether, dizzied by tho smoke, ho lost
his footing in endeavoring to come for
ward, and fell overboard, or whether ho
was suffocated by tho dense smoke his
comrads could not toll. At tho moment
tho vessel struck, tho boats were at her
side ; passengers, sailors, and captain leapt
into them, or swam for their lives; all,
savo he to whom they owed everything,
Ho had died tho death of a Christian
hero I had almost said, of a martyr;
his spirit was commended into his Fath
er's hands, and his body sleeps in peaco
by iho green side of Lako Jine.
Dream of a Quaker Lady. There
is a beautiful story told of a pious Qua
ker lady, who was addicted to smoking
tobacco. Sho had indulged in tho habit
until it had increased so upon her, that
she not only smoked her pipo a largo por
tion of tho day, but frequently sat up in
her bed for this purpose during tho night.
After one of theso entertainments sho fell
asleep, and dreamed that sho died and
approached heaven. Meeting an angel,
she asked him if her name was written
in the book of lifo. He disappeared, but
replied on returning, that ho could not
44 Oh," 6aid sho, 4do look again ; it must
He examined again; but returned with
a sorrowful face, saying that it was not
44 Oh," said sho iu agony, ,44 it mu.it bo
there ! I have an assurance that it is there !
Do look onco moro V
Tho angel was moved to tears by her
entreaties, and agaiu left to rcuew his
After a long absence, ho camo back,
his face radiant with joy, and exclaimed :
44 Wo havo fouud it! but it was so
clouded w ith tobacco smoke that weco'ld
hardly see it."
. Tho good woman upon waking, iuimo
diately threw her pit away, and never
indulged in smoking agaiu.
SAD CASE OF ELOPEMENT AND DE
SERTION. About three years ago a gentleman
with a family consisting of a wife and two
children, emigrated from Philadelphia to
Nebraska, and settled in tho town of Oma
ha. Hero ho opened a hotel, and employ
ed a young man to assist him, who was
also married. Tho wife of tho latter soon
died. A short time ago tho proprietor
went to rlnladolphia on business was
gono a few weeks and on his journey
homeward ascertained that his assistant,
whom ho had left in charge of liis lui
ness atid his family, had elope 1 with hi.;
wife and children. Hastening to St. Louis,
ho soon learned, by tho aid of the police,
that tho fugitives had been iu that city,
but had taken an oleurc bor.t for Quin
cy. Thither ho pursued them, and as
certained that they had proceeded north
ward on tho railroad. Ho followed as
fast as possible, and overtook them at
Macomb. He discovered than in tho
act of taking passage for Blooniington.
Ho jumjied upon the same train, and fol
lowed them to the hotel whero they in
tended to stop. Ho would have taken
summary vengeance upon tho wretch who
had robbed him of his earthly bliss, but
the sight of his w ife and children unnerv
ed him. Resolved to have nothing more
to do with his wife, he simply demanded
that his children should bo given up.
Tho scene which ensued is said to have
been indescribably touching nnd painful.
Tho wife, having by this time repented
of her folly, frantically begged not to Ik)
separated from her children, but to be
taken back with them. The husband
firmly refused to receive her, look his
children, and left her to follow tho for
tunes of her unprincipled paramour.
Morgan (III.) Journal.
WORK FOR GOOD TEMPLARS.
Wo havo licforo us a most revolting in
cident, harrowing to all the sensitive feel
ings of our nature, but ouo which, as a
news gleaner, wo cloein it our duty to re
cord. Last Sunday afternoon a man ami
his wife, raiding m Winneajolis,' obtain
ed a jug of liquor at ono of the lieal grog
shops, and 44 went in for a spree." The
remainder of tho evening was spent in a
drunken carousal, in tho midst of which
the stupefied pair retired for tho night in
a stato of beastly intoxication. In the
course of tho night their little daughter,
only two years of ago. awoke and asked
for whisky for which, young as she was
sho had, by tasting and nursing, acquired
an appetite. Tho mother poured a glass
about half full of tho 44 distilled damna
tion," and gave it to tho infant. A few
minutes after asking for more, sho was
served with a glass moro than half full
all of which she drank. Tho poisoned
child never waked! On Monday after
noon, she still sleeping in spite of every
cft'ort of her parents to rouso her, a phy
sician was summoned, and his endeavors
wero equally unavailing. At about 9 o'
clock on Monday night, tho little sufferer
breathed her last, and passed away to her
quiet home, w hero glaring grog shops do
not tempt the weak and where strychnine
whisky pollutes riot the holy air of Heav
en gono to tho bosom of Him who hath
said, 44 Suffer little children to come unto
me." Poor child jioisoned in a night,
by that accursed drug which poisons thou
sands slowly you shall never bo murder
ed again may our brief story carry a
lesson and a moral to many readers!
Will it ? Hero is otio of tho most aggra
vated cases wo ever heard of an inno
cent babe hurried to an unnatural grave
by its own mother. We know all of tho
names wo shail not publish them, be
causo if tho parents aro not altogether in
sensible thoy havo cro this read through
tears of sorrow a lesson they will never
forget. But this is only ono instance of
what tho Powers of Rum aro doing eve
ry day. What shall we do about it ? (
Iluxois Schools. The numlcr of
Schools in the Stato, 10,223 ; whole num
ber of scholars in attendance, 440,339;
whole amount paid for teaching within
the last two years, 2,383,683 ; number
of teachers, 7,503 males and 5,878 fe
males; average wages of the former,
$29,60; of tho latter, $19,48; private
schools, 530; and in theso 18,000 pupils.
There aro in tho Stato 21 colleges, and
58 seminaries and academies.
Pigeon Catchixo. Tho Detroit Tri
bune says that in Michigan they soak
corn in whiskey and placo quantities
where tho tho wild pigeons pick up tho
kernels, get drunk on them, keel over and
allow the bns to pick them up.
The wharves of New Oilcans rent annual
ly for ono million of dollars. -
Ri.-tori is forbidden to cuter the kingdom
Fashiou and folly are tho twin children of
When men grow virtuous in their old age,
they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's
To embitter domostic life : munition your
opinion on sinuU mutters ut the point of the
Socnitcs, seeing a scolding wife w ho had
bunged herself on an olive tree, exclaimed:
" Oh that all trees would bear such fruit !"
An AMermiin having grown enormously
1'it while in omco, a wag wrote on his back, "wi
dened nt the expenso of the corporation."
It Is said, that ''Time cuts down all, both
great and small." Houso rents, however, are
an exception, for they aro .always going up.
Despatches havo been received from Eng
land, that Her Majesty's award of Ottawa, Can
ndti. for the sent of Government bo carried out.
Lord Macanlcy has announced that he will
confnc himself in future to his closet as a his
torian, and take no further part in public life.
James Lenox, E.r., has. presented to the
New Y'ork Hiftoricul Soc'u ty 13 of Iho sculptur
ed marbles taken from the ruins of Nineveh,
which cost $.1,000.
Cheap enough Garret Smith has been
cyphering up his expenses in the late election,
nnd estimates that his votes eot him about four
Tho Hartford papers give a list of births
and marriages as well as deaths; but ono fact
does not speak well for the morals of tho Nut
meg State tho births all como bkkoiik the
An Editor in Indiana was attacked by n
man for somo personal grievance. The Editor
says: " To avoid injuring hiui, and prevent hi
injuring us, wo got out of tho way." Sensible
"I am very much troubled, madam, with
cold feet and hands," suid a fop to a lady. " I
should suppose sir, that a young gentleman w ho
hud so many mitt km given him by the ladies,
might at least keep his hands warm."
Tho author of tho following should be
A deMruetivc dirk I'll Id ;
I'd bid pharowcl to every phcar,
Then wipe my weeping I,
And cut my throat phrom enr to car.
Tho recent action of tho Senate, in passing
a resolution looking to further legislation with
a view of increasing tho rates of postage, finds
no favor with tho pooplo or the press ; and it
to bo hoped no c.Tort will bo made to urge fin til
er action on the subject.
Tho Chinese spend annually 90,000,000
(f 150,000,000) for incense, to burn before thvir
idols ; about five shillings (one dollar and a quar
ter) for every man, woman and child iu the Em
Of tho 200,000 Muhommodans who have
made tho pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina tho
present J'cur, at least one-third havo perished by
diseases incident to their exposures nnd mode of
living during their sojourn in tho holy cities.
Tho amount of gold received during So'
from California was $34,222,904 ; that for 1858
was $30,170,333 n increase of two millions a
year; th(yc is no likelihood that these receipts
will bo dimiuidhod for years. It Is as steady a
crop as that of wheat, cotton, corn and tobacco.
A curious marriage took placo in Sharp-
town, Md., recently. Tho groom is 3S years of
ago and only thirty Inches in height, and the
bride nbout 25, and of the average height for fe
males. Tho groom weighs 55 pounds, the brido
Ono of our western villages passed an or
dinance forbidding taverns to sell liquor on the
Sabbath to any persons except travelers. The
next Sunday every man in town was seen walk
ing around with a valise in ono hand and a pair
of saddle-bags in tho other.
Tho remark having been madothnt it wo'd
become the fashion to wear short dresses, Mrs.
Partington made a remark that whether fashion
said so or not, her drosses were always short,
for sho nover had more than two nt a time.
What a marvel of domcstio economy nnd sweet
woman she is !
Tho Iowa farmers complain of the los of
cattle from eating the refuse of Chinese Sugar
Cane. Last fall several valuable cows, owned in
Knox, were killed by eating common field corn,
and we have not heard any of our farmers giv
ing up tho cultivation of corn as an article of
food "for man or beast" on that account.
The most beautiful woman in England has
laUsly diod Lady Clanientina Villers, daughter
of the Earl of Jersey. She had refused lome of
tho richest and noblest in the British empire, in
consequence of her attachment to ft poor unben-
iflced clergyman, whom her parents would not
allow bcr to marry. Her early death was bro't
nbout by her di.app-intuicnt.
A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO A WIFE.
Sir James Mnckintosh.lhe historian, was
married to Miss Cat harine Stuart, a young
Scotch lady. After her death, ho thus
depicted her character, in a letter to a
fiiend : 44 1 w as guided in my choice ou
ly by Iho blind atlection of my youth. I
found an intelligent companion and a ten
der friend, a prudent motiitress, tho most
faithful of wives, and a mother as tender
as children ever had the misfortune to'
lose. I met a woman ho by tho tender '
management of my weaknesses, gradual
ly corrected the nnt pernicious of them.
Sho liecnmo prudent from affection; and
though of the most generous nature, sho
was taught frugality and economy by her
love for mo. During tho most critical pe
rixl of my lifo, sho relieved mo. Sho
gently reclaimed me from dissipation; sho
ropped my weak and irresolute nature;
she urged my indolence to all tho exer
tions that havo been useful and crodita
blo to tue, and she was perpetually at
hand to ndiuoni.-dt my heedlessness or im
providence. To her I owo whatever I
am; to her whatever 1 shall be. In htr
solicitude for my interest she never for a
moment forgot my feelings or my charac
ter. Even in her occasional resentment,
for which I but too often gavo her cause
(would to God I could recall those mo
ments!) sho had no sullcnness nor acri
mony. Her feelings wero warm, nay im
petuous; but sho was placable, tender,
and constant. Such wm sho whom I
have loaf, w hen her oxcelleut natural sense
was rapidly improving, after eight years'
struggle and distress, had bound us fast
together, and moulded our tempers to each
other; when a knowledge of her worth
had refined my youthful lovo into friend
ship, nnd before ae had deprived it of
much of its original ardor. I lost her,
alas! the choice of my youth, the part
ner of my misfortunes, at a moment when
I had tho prospect of her sharing my
Important Hint in Wasiuno Clothes.
-Tho American Agriculturalist asserts
that tho great secret of the success of nino
out of ten of tho washing fluids, mixtures,
and machines which havo been sold over
tho country for many years past, is not
owing so much to tho it herent qualities
of tho articles themselves as to tho pro
cess of soaking, which they invariably
recommend. If people pursuing tho old
fashioned system of washing will simply
tako tho precaution to throw all the cloth
ing to bo washed iuto water ten or fifteen
hours before begiuning operations, they
will find half tho labor of rubbing saved
iu most cases. Water is of itself a great
solvent, even of the oily materials that
collect upon clothing worn in contact with
iho body, but lime is required to effect
the solution. Every ono is. aware of tho
effect of keeping the hands or feet moist
for n few hours the cntiro external coat
ing of secretion is dissolved. Tho same
oftbet is produced by soaking for a few
hours clothes soiled by the excretory mat
ter of tho skin.
Gold. The gross product of gold fiom
domestic sources, in the United States,
from tho commencement of operations to
tho 30th of Juno hist, was $443,127,
921 31; and the total coinage for tho
same period was $651,039,009 78; a dif
ference of $208,511,168 17. Tho coin
figo from foreign gold has therefore been
over $208,000,000. Tho sources of
tho American gold product havo been as
follows: California, $424,404,240 48;
Goorgia, $0,708,910 21; North Caroli
na, $8,729,094 90; Virginia, $1,510,400
50; South Carolina, $1,247,856 81 ; Al
abama, $191,855 92; Tcnnossec, $84,
880 49; Oregon, $63,406; New Mexico,
$48,097; and other States, $78,819.
Tho total coinage at each mint has been
as follows: . Philadelphia, $411,895,963
43; San Francisco, $91,333,072 19;
New Orleans, $63,080,415; Charlotte,
$1,041,629; Dahlonegn, $5,925,914;
Assay Office, $74,162,096 16.
Five children of Wm. Covenhoven
of Charleston, Montgomery county, N.
V., have died of scarlet fever in less than
five days. Four of the little ones, all
brothers, lay side bv side in death, and
wero buriod on tho same day.
Tho tobacco growers at Warehouse
Point, Conn., aro just finishing up the
work of packing and selling their crops.
Within a milo of tho Post Office at that
village, moro than ono hundred tons have
been raised tho past season. Tho value
of tho crop in some case amounts to
more than three hundred. r i flfty Wln