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rilLLSBOROUGIL II 1(1 II J.A XI) COUNTY. OHIO. THURSDAY. APRIL 0 18-57
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For the News.
REPLY TO "WOODMAN, SPARE
BY A CHARTER.
Poft,piiro that m
Touch not u ing!o string
A lyre should not line
A woodman liko a tiling.
I will not spur. this treo,
VV'hoBn tow'riiiir Itoiijj'n aspire;
My hither eon nsol I ed in.)
To let liiein gr w no higher.
I ollfht (o till t id fjroiind.
And biiv mI tin- I r.-it-Tn r iridu
It runt itn I'liiili'S around
Tho corn nil i-illK-r wiiio.
It caiifht tin- pi-it i .i I r-iji -
1 n tiai-bil I'' o.a tin- h .-. y,
Su , nW'.lT erase its nraiso
It l.nl ;, &nd it iiiiial ii io !
The rot is ut iia mots,
Tlio worm lectin on its leaf,
All withered urn its uliouli,
Then poet, stuy tliy gnef.
While yet il trunk ia fn-c
I'roin bligl'lBiid fuu I decay,
I'll full tlnu goodly true
With profit wliilo I may.
Before- it grew so tall,
I sheltered 'nrutli iln slmild,
But now lis certiin fall
1 iiujliMi wttli my blade.
It craks, groans, wavers see!
Now trembling at oucli blow,
v itli.tliuiid'i'ing crasli the troa
I'tilla liradlong and lies low!
It had not been hewn down,
Nor oxo ag-iinst it rung,
Ha( it nolciiHtu frown
.On earth, frrm whoace il sprung.
The Home Circle.
Th-i following beautiful poom, by Mrs.
Howi, the gifted autiiortss of "P.isaiou I'low
ers," fcm tiia gi-nuina utterunca of a wo
man'! loul earnest, tender, sadly sweet
There ii truth in it that many wives and moth
er! will feel:
Whom first we love, you know, we soldom wrd;
Time rules us all . And life, indeed, ia not
The thing we planned it out n re linpn wuh dead ;
And tlntn, wi -.v.-men cannot choose our lot.
Much must he homo which it is hard Io bear,
Much given away which it were sweet to
God help U8 all! who need, indeed, His care;
And yet I know.the Shepherd loves his sheep.
My lilt jo boy begins to babble now
Upon my kneo, his earliest infant prayer;
He has his father'! t-agi-r ey- b, 1 know,
And they say, too, his mother's .ninny hair.
But when he sleeps and smiles upon m v knee.
And I can feel his light breath i-oiin- and go,
I think Of one Heaven help and pity ine!-
W ho Ibved me, and whuin I laved long ago:
Who might have been ah, what I daro not
We are all changed. God judges for ns best.
God help us do oar duty, an I nut shi'in;;,
And liust in Heaven humbly for the rest.
uui mama us women not, 11 some appear
Too culd at times; and some loo gay and light
.-V3UIUU grieis gnaw uoep; soma wots ara li.ird lo
Who knows the pant? And who cuujude u
Ah, were wn judged by what wo might have
Aud not by what, wo are, too apt inn fall!
Jkfy little Child he m. ., an I HoiiUs hrtwi
Tiusu thoughts and me. In Heaven i
Ii. lull know all.
The Thriftless Wife.
"The discomfort of the poor man's home
is often the thriftless wife."
The observation of many years lias
convinced me, that two causes operate
largely in producing thriftless wives,
false views of respectability, and actual
ignorance of cconomi.
A bright-eyed, rosy-choekod girl once
expressed great. astonishment at seeing
the lady with whom she lived, mending
a calico dross. "Why, 3Irs. 31., do you
mend such old things?" '-To bo sure I
do, don't you?" "xo indeed, (with a
toss of her head,) you won't find many
poor people that would mond the like of
The next day Mrs. 31. fouud a piece
.of Chrissy's old dress used for scouring
brass, though ample materials were
provided for such purposes. The poor
girl was miserably destitute of useful
prments, whilo every penny of her
Ivages was expended for flimsy articles,
that were showy and fashionable! It
required many weeks of patient effort to
convince t'hrissy that she would bo more
truly respectable by dressing according
to her station, and means, than by aping
the wealthy. But at length right im"
pressions wero received, and the work
of economy commenced. Appropriate
purchases wero made, and Chrissy's re
sources husbanded with tare. Fur in
stance, "Hero are two old calicoes, 3Iis.
M., that I can't wear any more, what
ehall 1 do with them?" "The best
breadths we 11 take for a quilted skirt,
end make an apron or two beside. Stun
(Chrissy, don't throw that waist away.
it must lie wireiuiiy ripped. Jlore s a
box for tho hooks and eyes, and the cord
pan bo sewed together to use again."
'Well if that don't beat all, and cord
is only a penny 4 roll." "Never mind,
you must tsave i8. Ten pennies make a
dime, ten dimes a dollar, and with a dol
lar you can buy a new dress." A bright
flash puased oyer her speaking face, the
idea wus perfectly novel. "This waist
lining, you ee, is perfectly g0d, jf
Btarched aud ironed, will do for a new
calioo. Here tire some pieces thut you
cuu ijutip jur noicets, you 11 want them
when you got married," What a merry
lnuli, (kIio whs only fiflc-pn.) nml liow
' ltor Itlack oven sp:rkl.. ''Last of all,
here m n rnir lmo; f,,r the. oldosf pinfos'
wlion you go to Finn x-krcfiincr ym
run liny (in jirt n s (n Imko your lirpad in,
from tlio ooiilonlH of (lie r:lir m.r."
p.trs jiiix-.l rapi.Uv. In hio timo
rlirissy inan-ii-il n wi. lower wilh two
'lnlilron. Dminrr a visit to Mrs. M.,
Mip (lrscrilip.1 1,,T sunn, l,,,,,,, t,,, l,ow
ni.Tly slip fiili',1 up tl,o lilil,. jri,-,., wilh
Micii- iiiolii,-.-' ol.l di-pospa, liow hor lius
li'iml praispil lipr peonoiny and gootl
hoUHPkrri'iii;,'. TImmi ivitii 11 bU.M.-n
I'lirst of fi'i-lin-, nlio cautilit Mvi. 31 's
li.,i,,l 1 1 : :l ...1 ' ' , ,.r
; ' 1M--111- ii,, rxciainiiMi, "i owe
it all to you, I've t,,l,l ,y liusl,.,,,,! .,
linn.lip,l limp; I rall IU',V(,r thniik you
cnoiml, f,,r eivin?. Ill0 r;.)lt V-MVS )f j;f(
nn.l tp.-irliino-hip ppormin v." Corrrtnoii
(ln of f!,,.. V(,;:i!,nul 11, 'raid.
is often the thriftless wife." GENTLE WORDS.
1 h" sun may warm tlio rrms to li;
The dew I Ii 0 nioopine (lower;
Tlin eyei grow bright nn.l witeli tlio
nr a ,
, ... .,..,1,111,1 b iieunig iionr
Bnword.1 that biealha of tcnd'ruo?s
Ami smiles w know ara Irnn,
Are. wanner tin 11 the utinimer-tiine,
And brighter than tlio dow.
It i not milr.li tho woild cun give.
With nil it3 Ruhllo art,
And gold and "jnrns are not tlio things
To sanetify tile heart;
But oh! if ttios who cluster round
The, allar and tho health.
Have (rentlo wordu and loving smiles,
How beautiful u earth !
"3Ia.Lun," HaiJ a luisliand tohisybunrj"
wife, in a littlo allcrpation, whidi will
KoiiH'tinips spriner up in ''tho Lest of fam
ilies," "wlion a man and lii.s wife have
quan-oled, ajid eacli considers the other
at fault, whTeh of tho two ottht to be
the first to advance (oward-t a reeonriiia
tion?" ''The best naturcd and wisest of
"a- ", Mia 111c wilt, purling tip Her
rosy mouth for a kiss, which was given
with an unction. She had eoinjuered!
A very learned man has said, "The
three hardest words to pronounce, in the
English l;mguaLr' are. "w niistttkfn;"
anil when I i'ei., nck the (ir-jat wrote his
lettor to the Senate "I have just lost
a treat battle, and it was entiVi-K- mt
own fault," (iol.lsmilh says, ''This con
fession displayed more grealuess than
all his victories."
Find fault, when you must find fault,
in private, if possibl'c; and sometime af
ter the offence, rather than at tho time.
The blamed are less inclined to resist
when they aro Idnmed without witnes
ses. Doth parlies arc calmer, and tho
accused party is slru?k with (he forhear-
n.,,. .. !. .1 . 1
.mi: .u mi; ini iiscr, who lias seen t 10
fault, and watched for a private and pro-
per time for mentionino-it
The man who w ins fifty dollars with
out working- for it thinks les afterwards
of every fifty dollars he ever cams, and
spends it so much more freely that ho
very soon finds himself a pecuniary los
er by his winning. So says the Phila
delphia Ledger; and this is the best, if
not the whole argument against bet
flow to cr.T a Tight Riva off a Fingkb.
Thread n iie.-dlo Hat in the eye with Blron"
thread; iss the head of tho needlo, with care'
under the ring, and null the thread through a
few ine.hes tow nils the hand; wrap- the lone;
end of the thread tightly round the finder,
regrularly nil down to ilm nail, to redunu" it
Thou lay hold nf the dhort end of tlio
thread, and unwind it Tim thread press
intr against l!i ring (rr;,duallv remove it
from the finer.. r. 'no., ,,,, Vcr-fa i I i iijt method
will remove the lightest ring without dillieul
ty, however much swollen llio ii ugf r may be
Zisc Paint. Tt is estimated that 100 pounds
of white zinc paint will covor, when applied in
three coots. 011 new worlt.us much Hiirlace ns
l(iti?3 pounds of pari while leail. The white
zincs, even when exposed to coal, gas, hiljre
water and Ktilphuromi vr pors, retain their orig
inal brilliancy and whiteness. Apartineut-i
just painted wilh while zinc maybe tlept in
with impunity; whereas, uccoidinj; to the best
authority, rooms should not bo used for sleep,
ing npartmenti for two or threo months uller
bciiifr painted with load.
Ti iikivs Cake. One pint of flour, 0110 cup
of sugar, one ej.'jr, 0110 cup of milk, ono tea'
xpnoufu I of cream of tartar, half a teaspoou
(ul of soda or aalerahiH, a pieco of butter as
lure,o as a walnut.
T hp. following method of removing prease-
spois iioiii woollen cloili may ho tried: Mix
three ounces of spirits of'wlne with tlirm,
ounces of French challi and one ounoe of pipe,
clay. Apply tho mixture wet to Ilia snot:
when dry, brush It cfl'.
Inupmbi.e Ink. (ilint is imhU!,h.-9,r
conls worth of muriatic ucid one table spoon
ful of toft water one drop of vim-par. Count
Cami'Muratkd Icr. Fq ml parts of snerma-
ceti , lard, white wax and camphor rum s 111-
mer theni all Icgethrr. uad it will cure kIihobI
For the News.
'f tile lillifilo of 11 cono be !l feet, - -f. 10
in.-lii-i. a,,,) ,,,)() yds of tape one ineh in widih
will cover It Iroin I lie lme ball' way lo t!ie ver
tex, liow many yards Will cover the whule
cone, uud what is the cirrunilioeuoH ol" its base?
T. HOM, Penn Tp.
For the News.
My 8, S, 5, 1 1, Is a smal' part of a lre.
My 9, 111, 17, is an aiiiui .1.
My 13, r, I, i uiiiiih used by men.
My 4,5, 12, is the 11.111111 of all imei-t.
My 7, 5, I, 8, I I, is uu d in evory family.
My lit, IG, Ii, is the n ici( aania of u irl.
M V H, 1 I , r, 1 a, Is an ailment of samu bin u Is.
My I), 17, 1 7, Id is something llut people
My whole Is nn event thut occurred In tin
Ifevolutioi ary War. (IATH II.
UFA iikwer to tie.) ' upluciil Fiorina In lui
week's piper, " Tho Medih riane.in &u."
Answer In l'hil.iHi.ploi-,.,1 I'lohh in, Mi miles
Covs When is the weather favorable to
huy mulling? When II "lata iil.:lil'oi Im."
Whut kind ol Ir. e in that which never miroiihi,
hwuM' aullor tho older it growi f AL-
KIZZY KRINGLE'S STORY.
A STORY FOR LITTLE GIRLS.
Ill, I' .1 iieln 'm-lmnu I
..... .,,.!,.-, !,,",,
hi'on lunnic l nn.l in'iliniiH nut.
Perhaps not. I don't know as it is
1 1 - 1
r 1 . . v 1 ...
in.'iiy s business.
I have a little room T call my own.
There's the bedstead in it, covered wilh
a patched quilt, mndo of ns many colors
as ''Joseph's coat," and an old-f.inhioned
bureau with greatclaw fe.ct, and a chair
whose cushion is stuffed with colto-i bat
ting; a wash-stand and u (able and a
looking-glass over it. At tho ni.lo of
the looking-glass is a picture of Daniel
Webster, which Hook at ol'lcncrthan in
the looking-glass for I am an ugly old
maid, and D.'inicl wan one of a thous
and. Old maids liko to have a good time, as
well as other folks; so T don't shut my
self tip moping in my little salt box of
a, room. Wlion tho four walls close too
light around me, there are, four or five
families where I g visiting sometimes
to breakfast, (for I'm an early riser.)
sometimes to tea, sotnet 1 mes to dinner,
and sometimes to all three, sometimes
I Bfuy nil night.
Everybody is glad to pee me, because
I pay my way. If the baby has tho col
ic, I tend it; if Johnny wanls a new
tail to his kite, I make it; if Susy has
torn her best frock, I mend it; if Dana
comes slily up to mo and slips ti dickey
into my hand, I sew the missing siring
on, and say rToihing.
I havo lately' made the acquaintance
of a new family, by tho name of Tomp
kins; and very clever people they are.
too. They have a whole honsefull of
ehi'dren not ono too many, a"eording
to my way of thinking. Louisas and
Jennys, and Marthas and Marys, and
Toinrn ys and J ohn nys. beside" a little
baby dial its mother has never hud time
I love to watch little children. I love
to hear them talk when they don't think
I'm listening. T love to ro:id to them,
and to watch their eyes sparkle. T love
to play with them, and walk with tin in.
They arc often much plcusauicr compa
ny than grown people at least .so Ki.y
thinks. But that only an old maid's
I hadn't visited at tho Tompkins'
long, before I noticed that little "Duly."
us they called her, was ono by herself;
that is. she was not a favorite with the
rest of tho family. At Crst I did not
not understand how it was, and I felt
very much llio tnji'ng I didn't liko it;
for Luly scorned to be a nieo little girl,
and playful as a little kitty. She was
always laughing, singing, and dancing
nnw !lt 0,10 ,!"01 alul ",m out o(
other, liko a will-o'-the-wisp or a jack-
' ! WI ,1. t i
Why on earth they didn't
like Lilly. I could not see. llcing an
old maid, of course I could not rest, easy
until I found out the reason of this :
and I soon did it, as you'll see, if you
read on to the end of my story.
One day Luly came to me. saving:
'loll 1110 a story, there s a good
Kiz.y, Fin tired of running round."
Well, I knit to my scam needle,
and then I took her on my lap, and
Once then; was a littlo girl "ivliose
name was Violetta. She had never kept
still five minutes fdnee she was born, and
suppose the shoemakers were very glad
it. She was as much of a little hitiir
rel as a littlo girl could bo nibbling
from sunrise to sunset.
Whenever Violetta camo into the
room everybody looked uneasy. Jf her
papa was writing, he'd lay ono hand
over his papers, and push his inkstand
far ns possible into the middle of tho
table; mamma would catch up her work
basket and put it in her lap; her little
brothers and sistora woul 1 all scramble
their plaything.", and run; even the
little baby would crawl on its hands and
knees as fast as it could, and catch hold
its mother's gown.
You might bo sure if you laid a thins
of your hand, you would never Cad
111 the Fame, spot where you left it, if
Violetla were in tho room. She would
oil' with your scissors, your bodkin.
your needle-book, and your spool of cot
she- juld totull your handkerchief
her pocket by. mistake; she'd try your
pecta l.-s 011 to her kitten, and tie your
tippet on the dog I'outo s neck.
Then she would run into tho kitchen
dip her finger into the preserves,
upset the egg-basket, and open the
oven-dour, and let the heat all out when
pies were baking, and leave the cov
er o If (ho Hugar bucket, nn.l dip into
. -a 1' ' 11 1 . . it. 11
111 1 1 k. in leeii ner Kitty ami uisiurli tlio
cream, and nibble round a loaf of fre-di
cake, just as a littlo mouse.
Well, of course everybody disliked
and hated to, see bur como where
wore. She never got invited any
where, because nothing .was .safe from
Paul Fry fiugers; and when compa
ny camo she generally got sent out of
tharuom. It was a groat pity, because
wisa pretty little girl, and a bright
'Oh, Miss Kizzy," said Taily, "I nev
will do so any more, 1 "
''Why, Luly, I didn't say imt did so;
was talking about Violetla."
'Oh, hut it, is just liko wic," said the
honest little girl; ' have done till those
thinirs, Miss Kiz.y every one of them;
I did not think it would make every
body hate me. ' I want to be loved, Miss
Ki.zy; but you X) pot know how dread
ful hard it. u fur a little girl to 'keep
"Yes I do, Luly; and vou needn't, 'keep
still,' as you call it, lint you mustn't
meddle with what don't belong to you.
seo how it is: you are a very active lit.
girl, and want something to do all ;ho
I'll ask your mother to 1't yon
to school (Lufy' frowned) to iiip,
Luly." ,,. j
"Oh, tliat'ssn nicn,"Faiil Luly, "Don't
ppta IiphpIi will you? Don't itiakp me
Kit 111) strninlit llon't. run In nw.
I , . . ...
inynniuis, ami k.-cp my toua
von 'Ul K";-,, ,-'
We,l, Luly came to my shool, and
stood up or sat down, just a" she liked
She was tho only scholar I had, so I was
not particular about that; but after she
had learned to read, she would "keep
still 'for hours together. without, miiid
itur it, if you'd only give lnr a book.
I'oor little Duly; she didn't mi
be naughty; she only wauled Kome'bing
to do. She is one of (he best little girls
now that ever carried a s-atchel. Fanri'i
The Dead Wife.
In comparison with (ho loss of a wife,
all other bereavements are trifles. The
wife, she ho fills so laruea si.aec in the
ilomestie heaven she who is . I.itsii
1 1 . .
unwearied bitter, letter, is the t.
talis on lierciav. You stand b
I ravo, and (1
k of tho mist: it seems an
auiocr-eovcre.t pathway, where tho sun
shone upon beautiful (lowers, ortheslars
hung glittering overhead. Fain would
the soul linger there. X thorns arc re
membered above the sweet (lav, save
(hose your own hand may havo " iinwit
tin;Jy planted. Her noble, teiob-v heart
lies open to your inmost siebt. You
think of her as all gentlenessall beauty
an. 1 purity. Hut she is dead. T!
head that ha.-, so often laid
iiosom now- res s in - 1. .a
Thelniids that ;idiuini.-,tered so tint
ly are lade. I, white, and cold, ln-m ath
the gloomy portals. The heart who.e
every beat mea.-ured an eternity nf love,
lies under your feet. And there is no
wiiite at'io over your shoulders now no
speaking face to look up in the eye of
love 110 trembling lips to murmur
'Oh. it is too sud!'' There is a strange
hush in every room! X M11;i0 to greet
you at nightfall and tho clock ticks
nun ana ticks: it was svvei t
me v,li":i shr. could leaf if!
seems ( i knell only (he hours
which you w.itched the shadow
1 of ib at
gatnering upon tho sweet face. But
many a tale it fcll.-th of juv.s past, s,,y-
urn soared, ami ticautiiiil wor
hove. Y'oit feel that
cannot keep her. You know that she is
often by your side, an angel presence.
Cherish those emotions; they will make
you happier. Let her holy "presence be
a charm to keep you from evil. In all
pleasant connections give her a
your heart. Never fbr-'ot what
she has been to you that she has lov
ed you. I',; tender of her memory.
The Philanthropy of Common Life.
There are those who. with a
noble but mistaken aspiration,
ing for a life which shall, in
anil outward course, bo more
and divine than that which
af ii' th.-v
to live. Thev think th
vote them-elves cnlirelv to what
ailed llio labors of idiilanfln-.mv.
to vi-iting the poor and sick, that weui.l
bo well and worthy and so it would
be. They think tliat if it could be in
scrihodon their tombstones that they
had visited a million of couches of dis"
ease, and carried balm and smithing to
them, that would be a glorious record
and so it would be. Hut let me tell
you that the million occasions will come
ay. 111 tho ordinary paths of life, in
your houses and by your lircsides
wherein you may act as nobly as if all
your life long you had visited bods of
sickness and pain.
es, ,say, the million occasions will
ooine, varying every hour, in which you
may restrain your pas.-dons, Subdue your
hearts to gentleness and patience," re
sign your own interest to another's nd
vantage, speak words of kindness and
wisdom, raise tho fallen, and cheer the
fainting and sick in spirit, and soften
and a.ssuugo the weariness and bitter
ness of the mortal lot. These caanot,
indeed, bo written 011 your tombs, for
they are not ono series nf specific ac
tions, liko those of what is technically
denominated philanthropy. 15ut in
1, ... r . . . .
iiicni, 1 yuu may discharge oi.u-cr
not less glorious fur yourselves than the
sel,"-deni,ils of the far-famed sisters of
.1 .1 . ,1 1 , ..
coai uy, loan mo lauors ot Howard or
Oberlin, or than the sufferings of the
martyred host of (lod's elect. Thev
shall not be written on vimr tombs, but
they are written deep in the hearts of
men--uf friends, of chib'- 11, of kindred
all around you; they are written in the
secret book of tho irroat account! Or.
ifc. JX iay,
Stiikkt SaM'tations. Ladies should
bow to their aciuaintanees when they
meet them in walking, coiirtesying is
rather an aw kward undertaking. It is a
'good rule to salute another with at least
much formality as is used towards
one's self, unless it be necessary in some
particular instance to repress undue fa
miliarity, when a feeling of sslf-respect
will dictate the proper degree of reserve
Ik; manifested. If there has been a
formal" introduction by sonio mutual
friend, and you are placed on the foot
ing' of an aeiilaintaueo, as if at home
at tho house of a mutual friend, the
individual thus introduced is tu bo re
garded as a regular acquaintance,
3Iini Ar Four. Hy too much sit,
ting still, tho body becomes unhealthy,
fitid-fcoon the mind. . ThiH is Nature's
law. She will never see her children
wronged. If the mind, which rules tho
body, ever forgets itself so far us to
tramplo upon its slave, the slave is never
generous enough to forgive the injury,
but will ri.--e and smito its oppressor.
Thus has many a monarch mind boe
OP J I
power nf diffusing happiness is not the
exclusive power of the rich, All are ea -
pal.le ot it The poorest man can cheer
ino .y Ins affection, or distress me by
ins iiaireu an. con emu . r.verv man i
'icjieniienr on nnoiiicr. A piece ot lie
gleet, even from the lowest and mosleon
tetiipiible.if men is fit to ruflle the sereni
ty of my happiness; arid 'a civil attention,
even from the humblest of our land,
carries a gracious and cxhilerati tig in
flueneo along wilh it. Let me never
hear. (hen. that the tmor have notions in
their power. They have it in their pow
er to give or withhold tho smiles of af-
leetion and Hineeritv. of'a tender attach
ment. Let not tho'humblo offerings S
poverty be disregarded. The man of
sentiment knows how to value them; he
prizes them as the best of beneficence,
'hey lighten the weary anxieties of
Ins world, and carry him on with a
cheerful heart to the "end of his jour
ney. V. Chufmifs.
A ('ni:i:nrtr, I'lin.o.soriiv. The
following truthful passage occurs in one
of 1'rederika Bremer's books:
'There is much goodness in the world,
although at a superficial glance one is
disposed to doubt it. What is bad is I
noised abroad, is echoed back from side
to side, and newspapers and social cir
cles find much to say about it; whilst-!
what is good goes tit best like .sunshine.
uietly through the world.
, 1 1. 1 . . . 1 I M
Tnr. I'sk of Lixri.F. Tun-:.-One of
the hours each day w.-e ted on trifles or
indolence, saved, and daily devoted to
improvement, is enough to make an ig
norant man wise in ten years to pro
vide theluxnry of iiit.-Uig'ence to a mind
torpid IVomi lack nf thought to Iright
len up and strengilien faculties )ei ih
in r uitji net to make life a fruitful
held, and death a harw.it of glorious
Tun ri.i;iT of Smoking. Mr. Soily,
e eminent writer on the brain, savi.
a late clinical lecture on that fright-
ful and f. .nuidab!
"I would c.i nt
malady, sufieiiinrr cf
Von, as students.
from excesses in tho use of tobacco and
.smoking, and I would advise you to dis
abuse your patients' minds nf tho idea
that it is harmless. I have had a larce
experience of brain disease, and I am
sai'-fied now that smoking is a most
noxious I1.1l.it. I know of no oilier
cause or agent that tends so much to
bring on functional disease, and through
this, in the end, to lead to organic dis
eases of tho brain, as cxccsshc use of
A member of the South Carolina
Legislature, an old bachelor by the
name of JC vans, got oil" the following
jeit d'espiit recently. lie was intro
duecd to a beautiful widow, also named
Fvans. Tho introduction
was 111 tins
"Mrs. Evans, permit mo to present
you to Air. J-ivans."
31 rs. Evans!'' exclaimed the spirited
bachelor, - the very lady I have been in
search of for the last ei-j-hty years."
If you desire to enjoy life, avoid un-
punctual people. J hey impede busin.
and poiso.i pleasure. 31ake it your own
rule net only to bo punctual, but a little
"What is the reason
said an Irish
man to another, "that you and your wife
are always disagreeing?"
"Iiccause," replied Fat, "wo are both
of one mind: she wants to be master, and
so do I."
3Ioney is the fool's wisdom, the
knave's reputation, tho wise man's jew
el, tho rich man's trouble, the poor man's
desire, the covetous man s ambition
the idol of all.
Wit and Humor.
"Is He Fat?"—A Ghost Story.
One of the most reuiarkahii
suUilen cure ol disease of Ion.: s t .1 11 .1 1 n r.
was that of a rheumatic individual, with
which is connected an amusing ghost
story. There wero a couple of men, in
some old settled part of tho country,
who were in the habit of rubbing church
yards of the burial clothes of the dead.
There was a public road leading by a
meeting-house where there was a grave
yard, and not far oil' on the road was a
Early 0110 moonlight night, while one
of tho thieves was engaged in robbing a
grave, tho other went oil' to steal a
sheep. The first ono, having accomplish
ed his business, wrapped the shroud
around him, and look, his seat in the
meeting house, dour, awaiting the com
ing of his companion. A man on foot,
passing along the road towards the tav
ern, took hi 111 to bo a ghost, and alarm
ed almost death, ran as fast as his feet
could carry him to the tavern, which he
reached out of breath.
As soon as he could speak, ho declared
that ho had seen a gho.it, robed in white,
sitting in (lie church-door. But no
body would believe him. lie then de
clared that if any of them would go
back, they might bo convinced. Butin
ei'eilulous us all were, not one could be
found who had the courage to go. At
length a man who was so afllictod with
rheumatism that he could not walk, de
clared bo would go wilh lii 111 if ho could
only walk or get there. Tho man then
tillered to carry him 011 his back, took
him up, and oil' they went.
When they got in sigliti puro enough
there it wax ns he owl U'ld.:..., i.
natisfy themselves well, and to pet ns
1 nenr a view of his phostship possible
in the dim light, they kept venturing
; up nearer and nearer. The man with
I ,,. tl,,-,,l rr. 1 1
took theni to be
his companion wilh n slieen on hia Inl
and nsked in a low tone of voice '
'Is he fat?"
ing wilh no r
111.1 question, raising
lis voice Li
No reply again, when
in a vehement tone
"Ifl HE FAT?'1
This was enough. The man with the
other on his back replied
"I-at or lean, you may havo him;"
and dropping the invalid, travelled back
to the lavern ns fast ns bis feet would
carry him. But he had scarcely cotten
there, when along came the invalid on
foot too! The sudden fright had cured
him of his rheumatism, and from that
timo forward he was a well man !
This is said to have been a real occurrence.
A Case of Conscience.
"Friend Broadbrim," said Zephaniah
Straightlaco to his mast-r, a rich Qua
ker of the City of Brotherly Love,
'thou cau'st not eat of that leg of mut
ton at thy noontide table to-day."
'Wherefore not?" asked the
'Because the dogthat npportaineth to
that son of Lclial, whom the orld call
cth Lawyer Foxcraft, hath come into thy
pantry and stolen it yea, and he hath
eaten ii up."
'Beware, friend Zephaniah, of bear-in-
false witness against thy neighbor.
Art thou sure it was friend Foxeral't's
'lea, verily, I saw it with my eye
it, was Lawyer Foscraft's dorr;
J inch era.
'T'poii what evil times have wo fall
en!" sighed the harmless seerctarv a
he wended his way to his neighbor's of
fice. "Friend Oripus." said he, '!
want to ask thy opinion."
'I a;n all attention." replied the
scribe, laying down his pen.
' Supposing, friend Foxcraft, that my
dug has gone into thy neighbor's pan
try, and stolen therefrom a leg cf mut
ton, and I saw him, and could call him
by name, what ought I to do?"
"1 ay for the mutton, nothing can bo
.'Know thou, friend Foxcraft, thy
dog, even the beast men denominate
l'iueli'em, hath stolen from my pantry a
leg of mutton, of the just, value of four
shillings and sixpence, which I paid for
it in market this morning."
'O, well, then it is 111 y opinion that I
must pay fur it;" and having done so,
the worthy friend turned to depart.
' Tarry yet a little, friend Broadbrim,"
cried the lawyer. "Of a verity I have
'"t farther to say unto thee. Thou inv
est me nine shillings fur advice."
' 1 lien verily 1 must pay thee, snJ 1
ir- my opinion that I have' touched pitch
and been defiled."
A Veritable Dhoberrv. A Mayor
of one of the Communes in France late
ly made tho following entry upon his
"I. 3Iayorof , found vesterdav. in
forest of , a man b'v the name
of II nil i n , coinmitlingan act against, the
laws. I commanded him to surrender,
whereupon he set upon me. heaped me
with insult and contumely, calling me a
rag-a-muffin, an ass. and a precious dolt.
and a scarecrow all of which I certify
to be due"
Good when Opened! "Ike Cook,"
Senator Douglas's boon companion, has
been superseded in the Chicago Post Of
fice by Win. Price. Cook's demijohn of
brandy, laid up with religious care for
drinking when Douglas is President, will
kc good before it is opened, that is, sup
posing the popular notion that ace itn-rr-!
proves the vintage is well founded.
Springfield (.Mass.) Rep.
Epitaph on . Blacksmith. The
Swansea Herald gives the following lines,
which appear ns an epitaph on a stone in
St. 3Iiehatd's churchyard. Alierystwith,
"to tho memory of David Dawes, black
smith, lato of this town:"
"My SleiljT and Hammer lay leclia'-il,
My Helluws loo havo lost their wind;
My t ire's extinct , mv l-'ore decayed,
And ill the llilst my Vice is laid;
My ('nnl is burnt, my Iron (onie,
My JS'ails are drove mv Work ii ilonel"
You cease to bo "a good fellow" the
moment you refuse to do what other
people wish you to do !
The young lady who "caught a gen
tleman's eyo" hns returned it because it
had "a weo drop" in it I
Soma genius says that there will be
such facilities for travelling by-nnd-bv,
that yuu can go anywhere for nothing,
and return for half-price !
A cigar is defined as a cylindrical roll
tobacco, with firo ut one end and 11
fool at the other.
A ..u-tain Secretary of State, being
asked why ho did not promote merit,
aptly replied, "because merit did not pro
"One hears an immense deal about
'legal tenders," baid Lord Brougham
one occasion, "but upon my word 1
never heard of anything Icjal yet, that
was not very hard instead of tender."
Tun Way hp the World. First
Boy: "Say, Bill, then you're a gettiu' a
dollar a week mm?''
Second Boy: "Well, you might ha'
kuuwed that by sce'in' the fellers come
.soapiu' around me that wouldn't notice
mo veil I M as poor."
A pallor who had hired a violin-plr-yer
to perform some airs, on being asked,
what tune he preferred, replied, "Nop,
tune, you lubber, and so does everv lol
ly tar!" JJ
A Horrible Scene.
Vkjioer, tb ri ardcrcr of vlie Arch
bishop of Paris, was executed on the 30th
of January, at 8 o'clock in the morning.
He, it seems, had all along entertained
hoj.es that his sentence would be commu.
ted to banishment for life.
When his appeal was finally rcj .'cteJ,
the chiplaiu undertook the Eld task of
imparting to him the news. A l.onibla
scene ensued, which is thus described:
When t!ic wretched man heard it, he
raised himself on his pallet, then held
his. head down fur some instants, and
turned it about bewildered, as if ho had
awoke from some terrible (.ream. When
he became conscious of what was pass
ing, and when the dismal worda'that
hope was no more were fully compre
hended by him, he cried, "Inipfissible,
impossible!" The chaplain repeated
that, unfortunately, it was too true, and
that all was over. At once ho bceamo
excited, and bis excitement rose to furv.
"I will not die!" bo shouted. "Jt is im
possible that my appeal and pardon rre
both refused impossible! I cling to
life: my life is my own, and you have
no right to take it from me!" The chap,
lain endeavored to calm and console him;
but in vain. Ho refused to listen to his
prayers, he broke out into violence, and
re. i!ed the priest with language simi
lar to that which he had used before the
Court of Assize. The Fireetur of the
Prison at length . interfeied. Verger
cried. "Hive me but an hour an hour
but one hour no more. I must
write I must send an express to the
I Emperor!" Tho Director told him it
1 wa impos-ible. "Impossible! no, I will
, ... . 1 1 1 r . . 1 , t , , , m
ihu u.c. i v.ui noi 1 win ucienu my
self to tho last! You may murder me
in this cell, but from it I will not stir!"
At these words he throw himself again
on his bed, clung to it with head, hands
am) 'feet, and resisted all attempts to
lift him. The jailoi-3 had to ba called
in, and thev were obliged to put on hia
clothes by main force. During this op
eration, Verger made the greatest re
sistance, but finding all his efforts vain,
he all of a sudden related and fell into
a atato sf prostration.
Is there a Maelstrom?
This question has again been raised
by a correspondent of the Scientific
American. Every schoolboy of the last
century has been taught to believe that
there is a wonderful vortex on the coast
of Xorwav. with an eddv sover.il miles
in diameter, and that ships, and even
hno whales, wero sometime dragged
w 1 1 1 1 . ti 1! j f ..vi-i!
icrniiio iKiui.l coils, and bun-
m ocean s aw
1 he corn. -si. undent of the
"I have been informed by a European
aeruaintanee that the 3Iaclstrom, that
great whirlpool on the coast of Norway,
laid down in all geographies, and of
which wo have heard such wonderful
stories, has no existence. lie told me
that a nautical and scientific commission,
composed of several gentleman appoint
ed by tho King of Denmark, was gent
to approach as near as possible to the
edge of tho whirlpool, sail round it,
measure its circumfreiiee, observe its
action, and make a report. They went
out, and sailed all around and all over
w here the .Maelstrom was said to be, but
could not Cad it; the sea was as smooth
where the whirlpool ought to be as any
other part of the German ocean."
presume the above is correct.
latest Koographies and gazetteers
barely allude to the maelstrom. Cui
ton, in his large atlas, gives the site upon
his, map, but does not allude to it in
his description of Norway. Harper's
Gazetteer, in its article on Norway,
says that "among tic numerous isl
ands 011 tho west const there are vio
lent and irregular currents, which ren
ders the coast navigation dangerous.
Among these is the celebrated Mai
Srom, or 3Iexkeiuos-Strotii, the dan
ger from which has been greatly ex
a.'geratid, since it can, at nearly all
times bo passed over, even by boats."
The romance of tho macisii inU been
pretty effectually destroyed.
Laying the Great Telegraph.
Tho Secretary of the Navy has order
ed the U. S. steamers Xioymt and Mis
iistijijd to proceed to England at the
proper time this summer, to assist in
laying down tho Sub-marine telegraph
cable between Newfoundland and lie
land. The .Xi.i.'tra is the largest steam
vessel of war in tho world, and the Mis
$'siji))i is the most powerful paddle
wheel steamer in our Navy. It is not
known what two ships the English gov
ernment will furnish to perform its part
of the undertaking. The Niagara, will
receive on board at London or Liver
pool one half of the c.ublo, and the oth
er. half will bo put on board Jhu naval
propeller. A paddle-wheel steamer is
to attuud on the propeller for each na
tion, so that in case of lu.-eident the pro
pellers may bo taken in tow uud pro
ceed on the voyage. As justly remark
ed by tho daily papers in chronicling
the fact, "It is a nign of advancing civ
ilization when tho ship? of war of theso
two great nation thus meet in niid
oeean, not for a naval battle, but ia a
peaceful effort to join the tv.o lu iuis.
phcros."-- .S'ei. Annr.