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HILLSBOROUGH. HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1859.
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BY FRANCES BROWN.
not finr them once the chill frrey
No cheerless burden on our spl rlts Inii! ;'
The lone niljlil wiilcliendiil nolbring u wnrn
In Thnt wo wprn tennnls of n house rlecnyerl ;
The earlv snows like rlrenm to nil descender!;
Tho front diil f;ii ry-work on pnne and bough j
Beauty, end power, and wonder hHve not end
ed How in it that we fear the Winters nowT
The lionc-firc fall at bright on hearth find
The" northern star-light shines an coldly
The woods still keep their holly for December j
The world a welcome yel for the new year;
And far nwiiy In old remembered place
The snow-drop rises and the robin nines;
The h u n n nd moo ii look out with lovi njj faces
Why hnvo our days forgot audi goodly
Is It that now the North wind finds ns shaken
liy tempests fiercer than the bitter
Which fair beliefs and friendships, too, have
Away like summer folinrre ns they passed,
And mailn life leafless in Its pleasant valleys,
VVuniiig tlio lii(!ilof promise from our day,
Veil mists meet even in the Inward pataee--
A dimness not like theirs to pangawny 1
It was ii"!, ilicis when dreams of love and lau
Gave remshino to the Winters of our youth,
Before its hopes had fallen in fortu no's quarrels,
Or time bud bowed them with lis heavy
Kre yet the twilights found us clrange and
With shadows coming when the fire burn."
To tell of distant graves and losses onlv-
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Tho past that cannot change and will not go;
Alas! dear friends, Ihe Winter is within us!
Hard is the ice thai grows about the bart;
For pettv cares mnl vain redress have won us
Kroin life's true heritage mid b'll'r part.
Seaeous nnd skies rejoice! yea, worship rather;
Hut nations toil mid trunble even as we,
Hoping for liirvrst.i they will I evn? gather
Fearing the Winters which they mayu't see.
The Home Circle.
In no other way, can so inu( b,po va
ried, bo useful information be imparted,
and undei" circumstances so favorable
for educating tho child's mind, as thro'
a judicious, well conducted newspaper.
To live in a village, was once to bo
nhut up and contracted. But now a
nian may be a hermit, and yet a cosmop
olite. IIo may live in the forest, walk
ing miles to a post-ofTicc, having a mail
but onco a week, nnd yet ho shall be
found as familiar with the living world
as tho busiest actor in it. l'or the
newspaper is a ppy-glass by which he
brings near tho most distant things a
microscope by which ho leisurely exam
ines the mifst minute an car-trumpet,
by which hij collects and brings within
bis hearing all that is said and done all
over the earth a museum full of living
pictures of real life, drawn not on can
vas, but with printer's ink on paper.
Tho effect in liberalizing and enlarg
ing the mind of the young, of this week
ly commerce with tho world, will bo ap
parent to any one who will ponder on it.'
Onco, a liberal education could only be
gained by foreign travel. Tho sons only
of tho wealthy could indulge in this
costly benefit. But now tho poor man's
son can learn as much at homo as a
hundred years ago a gen leman could
learn by journeying tho world over.
For while there are some advantages in
going into the world, it is a poor man's
privilego to have the world come to see
him. The newspaper is a great collec
tor, a great traveller, a great lecturer.
It is the common people's Encyclopedia
the lyccum, tho college. II. W. Beeuh-er.
Thcro was once a lad, who, at four
toon, waa apprentice to a soap boiler.
One of his resolutions was to read one
hour a day, or at least at that rate, and
ho had an old silver watch, left him by
bis uncle, by which he timed his read
ing. He stayed seven years with his
master, and his master said, when he
was twenty-ono, that he knew as much
as tho old 'Squire did. Now, let us see
how much time he had to read in seven
years, at the rato of an hour a day. It
would bo twenty-five hundred and fifty
five hours, which, at tho rato of eight
reading hours a day, would bo three
hundred aud nineteen days, equal to
forty fivo weeks eleven months near
ly a year's reading. That timo spent in
treasuring up useful knowledge would
pile up a very largo btore. I am suio it
is worth trying for. Try what you can
do. Begin now.
Tho Washington Register rooorts
that there are 21 widows in tho village
of Jamestown, in Green county; and
adds the malignant remark that "it is
dangerous for an old bachelor to go
within five miles of tho place." That
is a slander on tho widows; but it ought
to bo true of tho bachelors. It ought
to be dangerous for them to go, or bo
within five miles of any place. There
in Wilmington, and its immediate viein-
' ity, twico as many widows as thcro are
reported to bo in Jamestown. There
aro bachelors hero also, who appear to
be living in perfect security; although,
we have no doubt, that they are very
miserable. f Clin ton Republican.
A Nkw Dtstt. Rudolph nays that
once upon a time a colored cook expect-
" ed company of her own kind, and wa at
a lows to entertain her friends. Uer
- jointress said: "Chloo, you must make
an apology." "Good lord, missus, how
can I make it? I have got no eggs, no
butter, nor nothing to make it with."
The Strong-Minded Women of the
That there is nothing new under tlio
nn thnt even tlio strong-minded and
strong-handed females, generally re
garded ns tlio peculiar offshoot of the
ninotccntli century, find their counter
parts in tho past, ia peon by the follow
ing extract from tv New York paper of
1778, quoted in Jloore's Diary of
"Tho following droll nITair lately hap
pened nt, Kinderhook, New York. A
younj; fellow, nn enemy to tho liberties
of America, poing to a quilting frolic,
where a number of young women were
collected, and ho the only man in com
pany, began his aversions on Congress,
and held forth .some time on tho subject,
till tho girln, exasperated nt Iris impu
dence, laid hold of? him, stripped him to
tho waist, and instead of tar, covered
him with molasses, nnd for feathers
took the downy tops of flags, which
grow in tho meadows, and coated him
well, and then let him go. lie has
prosecuted every one of them? and the
matter lias been tried before Justice
Schoontnaker. AYc have not as yet
heard his worship's judgment. It is
said Parson TJuel'a (laughter is concern
ed in the affair."
Pretty Incident. The pastor of tho
Congregational church of New Sharon,
Me., communicates the following inci
dent ofu child's funeral in that place:
"The little one, all beautifully robed
for tho grave, was laid in its coffin on
the morning of its burial. The wcepi ri'r
lnends placed id Us little hand a s
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nouqucr. oi now el s, among Wlilcli was an
unopened rosebud, ofthe "ltose of Shar-
on." The lid was then placed upon the
cd. When, after the lapse of mil more
than two or three Iwinrs tin. rufV.n ivnj
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opened again and the friends gathered!.1
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round to look, upon it lor the last tune,
r1 it (ilia limi art-time it itn-htvirn. ruff.
while grasped in the cold band of death.
It seemed as though a voice came up
from those beautiful sealed lips, saying,
"Weep not for me; though broken from
the parent stem, lain blooming in the
paradise of God. .Millions of infant
souls compose the family above."
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Kkkkct of Tobacco on tiik Moi tii.
Both smoking and chewing produce
marked alterations in the most express
ive features of the face. The lips are
closed by a circular muscle, which com
pletely surrounds them and forms their
pulpy fullness. Now, every muscle of
the body w developed in precise ratio
with its use, as most young men know
who endeavor to develop and increase
their muscles in tho gymnasium. In
spitting and lrolding the cigar in the
mouth, this muscle is in constant use;
hence the coarse appearance and irregu
lar development of the lips, when com
pared to tlio rest of the features, in
chewers ami smokers. Tho eyo loses its
natural firo, and becomes dull and lurid;
it is uuspeculative and unappreciative;
it answers not before the word, its own
er gazes vacantly, and often repels con
versation by his stupidity. Scalpel.
A gentleman of nervous temperament
once called on Dr. Dwight, President
Yule. College. One of the doctor's boys
was rather boisterous, and pestered the
nervous gentleman somewhat; where
upon he said to him, "My boy, if you
will keep still while I am talking to your
father, I will give you a dollar." In
stantly tho boy hushed down, gentle
a sleeping lamb. At the close of tho
gentleman's remarks, ho attempted
leave without giving tho boy tho dollar,
but Dr. Dwight was too fast for im.
He put a dollar into tho man's bands,
saying. ''You promised my boy a dollar
for good behavior. Give him that, ns
you promised. If, sir, wo lie, our chil
dren will be liars."
Happiness. Now let mo tell you
secret a secret worth knowing. This
looking forward for "' enjoyment dofi't
pay. From what I know of it,
would ns leave chase butterflies for
living, or bottle up moonshine for
cloudy nights. Tho only true way
be happy is to take the drops of happi
ness as God gives them to us every da)'
of our lives The boy must learn to be
happy while he is plodding over his les
sons; the apprentice while he is learning
his trade, the merchant while he is ma
king his fortune. If he fails to learn
this art, he will be sure to miss his en
joyment when ho gains what he sighs
Where I see leaves drop from the
trees in the beginning of autumn, says
Warwick, just such, think I, is the
friendship ofthe world. While the sap
of maintenance lasts, my friends swarm
in abundance; but in the winter of my
need they leave me naked, lie is a hap
py man who hath a tiue friend at his
need, but ho is moro truly happy that
has no need of his friend.
Smaix Acts ok Kindness. How
pleasant atid desirable do they make
life! Every dark object is made light
by them, and every tear of sorrow
brushed away. When tho heart is sad.
nnd despondency sits at tho entraneo of
tho soul, a trilling act drives away des
pair, aud makes the path cheerful and
Look not mournfully into tho past
cannot return. Wisely improve tho
present it is thino. Go forth to meet
tho shadowy futuro without fear, aud
with a manly heart.
There is no occasion to tramplo upon
tho meanest reptile, nor to sneak to the
greatest priuco. I nsoleuce and baseness
are equally unmanly.
Indestructibility of Matter.
We can niter tho combinations nnd
form of matter, but wo can in no way
destroy it; nnd though wo may avail
ourselves of its properties, in order to
obtain nn enormous force to do our bid
ding, and so make ourselves independ
ent of wind nnd tide, nnd even anticipate
the flight of time, wo can create no new
property. "One of tho most obvious
ca?e," says Sir J. Ilershell, "of appar
ent destruction is, when anything is
ground to dust nnd scattered to tho
winds. But it is one thing to grind a
fabric to powder, nnd nnothcr to anni
hilate its materials: scattered ns they
may be, they must fall somewhere, nnd
continue, if only ns ingredients of the
soil, to perform their humble but useful
part in tho economy of nature-. The
destruction produced by firo is more
striking. In many cases, ns in the
burning of a piece of charcoal or taper,
there is no smoke nothing visibly dis
sipated and carried away; the burning
body wastes and disappears, while noth
ing seems to bo produced but warmth
and light, which we are not in the habit
of considering as substances; and when
all has disappeared, except, perhaps,
some trifling ashes, we naturally enough
suppose it is gone, lost, destroyed.
lint when the question is examined
more exactly, we detect, in the invisible
stream of heated air, which nseends
from the glowing coal or flaming wax.
the whole ponderable matter, only united
in a new combination wiiu the air, and
dissolved in it. Yet, so far from being
thereby destroyed, it is only become a
gain what itwas before it existed in tho
loi'tn ot charcoal or wax an active
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lonn of charcoal or wax an active agent
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ma animal Inc.
llMt.TMIN'li Hill IIIK I.AIHI'S. A
has just been issue at Wnsh-
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study, for an entire new skirt, of the ex
pansive and eoUan ove variety, that will
1 1 1 1 . 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 y torment all the men atni en
rapture all the women. It is made o
white hor.-.e-hair in open work, and so
pliable are the bars, through their
saturation with some new material,
which is also patented, a full skirt of
forty hoops, ith all the csentials of elas
ticity, fullness and strength, can be car
ried in a muff, occupying scarcely more
spa:y3 than a portinonaie and in an in
stant be adjusted to tho person, expand
ing a robe to a diameter of six or soven
feet, giving tho wearer the agreeable
und imposing circumference of from IS
to 21 feet. Ladies moving in the "first
circles" will wear them, of course.
Nkwspapku BoKiiowKits. Hear lioTv
editors talk to the borrowing individ
uals. "Got a paper to spare?"
"Yes sir; here's one of our last
Would you like to subscribe sir, and
take it regularly?''
"I would, but I'm too poor."
That man just came from the ci us
cost fifty cents; lost time from his
farm, fifty cents; liquor, judging from
tho smell, fifty cents; making a dollar
and a half actually thrown away, and
tlien begging for a paper, alleging that
he was too poor to pay for it.
That's what wo call saving at the
spigot and losing at the bunghole.
Think of it.
Oi'R Lkst Paiu.ohs. Don't keep a
solemn parlor, into which you go but
onco a month, with your parson or sew
ing society. Hang around your walls
pictures which shall tell stories of mercy,
hope, courage, faith and charity. Make
your living-room the largest and most
cheerful in the bouse. Let the place
bo such that when your bo has gone
to distant lands, or jven when, perhaps,
ho clings to a single plank in tho lonely
waters of the wide ocean, tho thought
of the still homestead shall come across
the desolation, bringing always light,
hope and love. Have no dungeon about
your house no room you never open
no blinds that are always shut. Ik
A Lsii!i)NAnr.r. Laoyim a "Fix."
The noon train from Fitehburg t' Bos
ton, on Monday, had a scene of much
ludicrous tribulation. An elegant and
fashionably drossed lady was forced to
travel ten miles standing in the passage
way ofthe car, not being able to com
press her garments so as to enter the
seat. Several gallant young gentlemen
offered hei their seats, although there
were a plenty of vacant ones in tho car.
The fair one made sundry endeavors to
forco herself into a seat, but finally gave
up in despair. Hoops with crinoline
IiEADINd. Heading is nno of the
greatest consolations of life; it is the
nurse of virtue, the, upholder in adver
sity; tho strengthener of elevated opin
ions; the prop of independence; it is the.
shield against the tyranny of the petty
passions; it is the repeller of the fool's
scoff and the knave's poison.
No lady will bo admitted to tho next
Woman's Kights Convention who does
not shave and sing bass. Moreover, the
officers arc expected to wear a moustache,
says a roguish contemporary.
To Ki:kp Ice iuou Windows. We
find tho following directions to keep ice
from "show windows" going tho rounds:
Take an ordinary paint brush or sponge,
and rub over tho glass once or twice a
day a little alcohol, and it will keep tho
gluss as free from ico ns in tho middlo
of bummer, and it will nlso give as good
ft jolit h as can bo 0t in any other way.
Attempt the end, end neTerstanil (o doubt,
No 111 i so hard but search w ill fi nd it out
For the News.
I mil composed of 2!) letters:
My 1 fi H II is an animal .
My HI 11 l'i I 1 15 3 4 4 2 21 was a Generul
in ihe Revolution.
My fi I'J .') I 3 : C 1 1 Is tho title of n good
My 17 8 18 7 Is somethlnff I would like to
M v I 20 is n pronoii u.
My 8 22 3 7 2't was n Trevid.-nt of the I
My 17 1 1 l.r 21 l'i 20 i, c,' ;in,e.
M y whole is a proverb of Solomon .
rAnswer lo F,niMna by 1'. M. Iteed:--t'lmville.
Answer to K nigniit by C. ft odes: A market
Answer to Charade: Il iw-tliorn.
To five nnd five and forty fiva
I lie tirst ol letters nild,
'Twill make a thinu that pleas-id a king,
And drove a wise mail mad.
Mv first the children learn,
When first In school I bey go;
My second is a us"tul grain ,
As all the farmers know.
My wholo grows in the wood,
( Mi a verv us"ful tree,
Of whicl), il you were here,
A plenty you could see.
Rmeinher though box,
111 H e plural makes hox-.s,'
The plural of ox
Should bu oxen, not uses.
And remember, though fl -eoe,
I n Hie plural, is II :es,
That the plural of ironse
Aren't gnoses nor jT' eses.
And remernle'r, .though house,
I n the pi u ral, is Imuses ,
Tl'e pi 0 ral of lll'.ul'-,e
Should be mice, and not mouses.
All of which goes to prove
That grammar n farce is;
i'oi where is the plara I
Of rum and mo:ass -s 7
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ENGLISH GRAMMAR. The Cook who Doesn't Like Pease.
A GAME FOR CHILDREN.
The leader of the mm" nuts thj following
question to the assembled players in successiun:
"My cook doesn't like p-us; whiit shall wo
giro her lo eat?"
"A plaver suggests "tn mips. " "potatoes,"
"a pi ce of bread," "chops," "u pmiuy roll,"
To nil toes', the question T r-"d ies, "She
does hot like tlieni (or it J p iv a forfeit."
A notiier priiios.-s 'carroti, ' "dry bread,"
"h.-i-f,'' "mutton," &.C., the answer to any of
" That will euit her," and the questioner
pavs a forfeit.
If only Iwo or three nre In the secret, the
game proceeds f.r some lime to the iuteim
inystilie ilion of tho ol.tyers, whe have no idea
what they have said tj i ncur or escape the pen
allies It depends onnn a pi iv ol words. '1' le
cook not I i k Oiu " t"s," 1 he players must a truid
giving an auswur in which tlutl letier occurs.
As lha i. niie proeosilion must not be repealed
twice, even who are in the secret are sometimes
enl rapped : t lie answer I hey have resolved mi,
being enslhlled by another pliyer, they hue
no lone tor cousideraliou.
Win" 1 VF.iuioriY is Clio s. One
day little John Wilson came running
into the house where his sister .Maty
He held .something in his
was sew in;
hand which bo had found in the back
"Oh, sister Mary!" said be, "I have
found a pretty thing. It is a piece
of red glass; and when I looked through
it, everything looked red too. The
trees, the houses, the green grass, your
face, and everything is red."
Mary replied, "Yes, it is very beau
tiful; and let me show you how to learn
a useful lesson from it. You remember,
the other day, you thoought every per
son was cross to you. Now you were
like this piece of glass, which makes
everything red, because II is red. You
were cross, so you thought everybody
around you was cross, too. If you arc
in good humor, and kind to every one,
they will seem kind to you."
Sonic days ago a pretty, bright little
juvenile, soma five years of age, named
Kosa, was teased a great deal by a gen
tleman who visits tho family, and he
finally wound up by saying, "I don't
love you." "Ah, but you've got to love
mo," said the child. "How so?" asked
tho tormentor. "Why," said ltosa,
"tho Piblo says you must love them
that bate you, and I'm sure I hate
Master Walter Si-ott. The death
ofthe only son o Mr. Hope Scott, Q.
C, is announced. This interesting child
was tho only living male descendant of
his illustrious great grandfather, Sir
Walter Scott, whoso name ho bore. IIo
was only a year nnd a half old, and litis
survived his mother, the poet's grand
daughter, little more than six weeks.
An infant sister died a fortnight ago.
Only one little girl remains to bear the
great nanio of which bhe is tho sole sur
Mi:s. Peck, tho youngest sister of
Hubert Hums, tho poet, nnd the Hole
surviving child of that family circle, of
which be was tho eldest brother, died
quite unexpectedly ut her cottage, near
Ayr, on the 21th tilt., at o'clock, A.
M. Isabella Hums, or, as she was more
familiarly known, Mrs. Heck, was born
ut Mount Oliphant, near Ayr, on tho
2'Jth of Juno, 1771, and had she lived till
her next birthday, would have comple
ted her 88th year.
A miser is but a human version ofthe
turnspit dog, that toiled every day to
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.oa:it meat for ctbori' catint
A GAME FOR CHILDREN. A Good Story.
From Harper's Magazine for December.
OF OUR NEW MINISTER.
wife received us, and after w5 were nil
seated, she stepped to tho door, nnd
spoke to the girl, who was in the kitch
en. A smart, tidy-looking domestic
came forward, nnd Mrs. Newton said to
her, with a kindness of manlier that I
I could not help noticing,
"Take Aggy and George into tho gar
den, Jane, and keep them till I call
"Yes ma'am. The girl spoke very
cheerfully. The two children sprang
up instantly from the flour, and bound
ing from the room, left us alone with
Mrs. Newton and her sleeping baby.
A grave silence followed. The com
mittee was embarrassed, but the minis
ter's wile was entirely at her cao.
"We have come," said Mrs. Lane, af
ter sundry throat-clearings nnd bridling
motions of her head, "to have a little
conversation with you about our church
"Hadn't you better talk on that sub
ject with my husband'.1' was answered
with the utmost composure. "It is his
"No ma'am," said Miss Lane, her
voice gaining emphasis, "we have no
fault to find with Mr. Newton. He
does his part entirely to our satisfac
"Oh! I understand." Mrs. Newton
spoke as if light were breaking into
"Yes ma'am," Miss Lane went on, "it
is your duty in the church that, we
have come to talk about, not your hus
band's; and I hope you will not take it
ill of us if wo speak out plainly."
"Not bv anv means," replied Mrs.
Xewton. I noticed a slight quiver in
her voice, a slight flushing of her checks,
and a brightening of her soft hazel eye.
Hut it was plain that she was fully self
possessed, and in noway intimidated by
this unexpected citation to answer fur
"Not by any means," sho repealed.
'Speak out plainly, and if in anything
I have been derelict, I will confess my
fault, aud do all I can to load a better
"Plain speaking is always best," said
our mouth piece, oracularly. "So we
will speak plainly. The fact is, Mrs.
Newton, you have failed almost entirely
to meet the expectations of our people."
"Indeed! I am grieved to learn this."
Mrs. Newton spoke seriously, but with
no sign of disturbance. "I was not
before award that the people bad any
special claims on me. Wh it do you ex
pect of uie?" calmly inquired Mrs
"We havealready intimated ourcxpoc
talions in vaiiouss ways. There is the
girls' senior class in Sunday school; that,
of course, we expected you to take. And
you are wanted on the Visiting Com
mittee, and in our Missionary Society.
Unless our minister's wife takes the lead
in the temporalities of the church, noth
ing will prosper."
"Then," said Mrs. Newton, "it is un-
derstood that while my husband's du
ties relate mainly to me spiritualities ui
the church, mine have special regard to
"Certainly, ma'am! You have ex
pressed tho difference of relation ex
actly," replied Miss Lane, led on by the
peculiar way in which Mrs. Newton put
tho question to admit tho existence of a
very wide range of duties as required
of that lady hy tho congregation of St.
"This is all new to mo, ladies," said
the minister's wife. I was'not aware be
fore that any one in the congregation
regarded me as having failod in duty."
"livery one so regards you." Our
spokeswoman was a personage who used
great plainness of speech.
"This should have been stated in the
beginning," said Mrs. Xewton. "How
was I to know your views in tho matter?
I saw all of my husband's correspon
dence, but not a word was said about
his wife or tho parish requirements in
her case. Now it appears that her range
of duties is almost as wide as his. I
ought to have known this before I came
hero, ladies; and I really think tho com
plaint of failure of duty is against you.
instead of me. Let me ask, so as to
reach a fair understanding of this mat
ter, what salary you pay your minis
ter's w ife?"
"Salary!" gasped Miss Lane, her un
der jaw falling, and her eyes project
ing nt least a quarter of uil inch be
yond their ordinary position. "Sala
ry!" she repeated, in a bew ildered, half
"Yes," quietly replied Mrs. Newton.
"The salary. You do not, of course, re
quire tho services of your m in inter's
wife in the way you propose, without
"Preposterous!" Miss Lati8 had re
covered herself, and gained a little in
dignation with her partial self-possession.
" Did any one ever hear of a thing
so absurd! In hiring your husband lor
our minister "
"You did not hire me!" interrupted
Mrs. Newton, with calm dignity. "Ifear
that in mind, if you please."
"Thank you for the remark, Mrs.
Xewton," said I, coming almost invol
untarily to her aid. "It throws n flood
of light upon the whole subject. True
as Gospel! We did not hire you, and
have no claim upon a single hour of
your time. All that the Church of St.
Charity has a right to ask of you, is
that you do your duty as a wife and
Mrs. Newton turned to me with n
grateful look, nnd grasping my band,
"Tlinnk you, in return."
A little while she paused; but no one
npoke. In tho deep silence, I think
some wholesome convictions ol truth
were finding their way even into the
mind of .Miss Lane, who, somehow, re
minded me of a wilted leaf, or n piece
of stiflly starched muslin suddenly
drenched with water. ;
"My husband dutii-i are very clear, '
very evenly spokrt Mrs. Newton very
kindly, yet very firmly and very lucid
ly. "My husband's rlutics arc clear
lie comes to you ns a spiritual cnide
and instructor. II is office is to point to
Heaven, and lead the way. It is n high
and holy office. I honor him in it.
and sustain him to tl' best of my ubil
it. My duties are nlso clear. I tun
simply a wife nnd mother; nnd. God
being my helper, I will faithfully dis
charge a wife and mother's solemn ob
ligations. At present, these duties take
up all my time; and conscience will not
permit me to neglect real duties for tho
performance of imaginary ones. In do
ing such duties. I best Ferve the
Church. This is my religion, and I
learned it from the llible."
She paused for a few moments. No
one replying to her remark?, she went
"It has been alleged that I am not pi
ous enough for the people here. Per
haps not. I5ut of one thing you may
rest assured I am no hypocrite. I
shall never put on a pious exterior to
hide the want of charity in my heart.
As I am, you will alwvs usee me."
Mrs. Newton paused again; but as no
one of her visitors showed any inclina
tion to speak, she continued:
"My religion is somewhat peculiar.
I believe. I do not keep it as a showy
Sunday-suit, but wear it every day. My
essential worship consists in a daily dis
charge, of my duty as n wife and moth
er; my formal worship, in the pious
prostration of my body before my heav
enly Father, nt set times, either in my
closet fir in the public assembly. The
Sabbath, to mc, is the golden clasp that
hinds together the circle of weekly du
ties. It is a blessing and a consolation
just In the degree that the worship of
my six days has been essential wor
ship." "And arc we to expect nothing from
our minister's wife?" said Miss Lane,
in a very subdued voice. She was evi
dently conscious of having made a great
mistake in her estimate of Mrs. Newton's
"Nothing more than her duties as a
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i.ivi. tier n. lo.aihni social lniiuence.'
and have time to spare from her home
duties, which are always first she
ought to let these qualities become ac
tive for good. Hut no more can, with
justice, be required of her than from
any other woman in the congregation.
Your contract for service is with her
husband, and not with her; and you
have no more just claim upon her time,
nor right to control her freedom, than
you have over the wife of your lawyer,
doctor or bohoolmaster. It is this mis
taken idea of people in regard to their
ministers' wives that is producing so
much trouble in societies; and making
wretched the lives of hundreds of PuOl
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women, woo uaruiy oa i e say r uai ineir
souls are their own. It is not enough
that the minister's wife is expected to
keep her house and clothe her children
upon the lowest range of income, that
will not allow her competent help, but
sho must spend half of her tune in
gossiping around among the idle or
well-to-do ladies of the congregation
take part in their sewing-circles, and at
tend all their various meetings fur good
or doubtful purposes. Now all this is
wrong; and if you nre not satisfied
with my husband, because I will not
imitate so bad an example, you must
give him notice accordingly; or if you
think my services absolutely essential
to tho prosperity of the church, just
state the amount of salary you can af
ford to give, und if, for the sum, 1 can
procure a person in every way as com
petent as myself to assume the charge
of my children and household, 1 will
take into serious consideration your
proposition. Heyoud this, ladies, I can
"Thank you again, my dear madam,"
said I, with a warmth that expressed
my real feelings, "for giving this mat
ter its right solution! You have spoken
out like a true, independent woman, ns
you are, and I will see that your views
uro correctly reported. Consider uie as
Sho turned upon mo a grateful look,
and', as she did so, I could see that
my euruetit words had brought a dim
moisture to her eyes.
"I would wish," she answered in a
lower voice, "to number you ull as my
menus. 1 have come among you as a
stranger, seeking no pre-eminence, but
only desiring to do my duty as a wo
man, side by side with other women.
1 he fact that my husband is your minis
ter gives me of right no position among
you, and gives you no right to demand
of mo any publio service. If my bus
band fails in his duty, admonish him;
but, in tho name of justice and human
ity, do not establish any supervision
over me. Let my private life be as sa
cred from iutrusiou as that of any oth
er woman. This I have a right "to de
mand, and I will bo satiofied with noth
vj'l "1 ;e.. t
iiieiiceo, ii noi convinced, was lis
Pheho Lune, und sho retired in duo time
with her committee of remonstrance and
accusation, their colors trailing upon
tho ground. I lost in) time in "iving
my history of the iu'crviuw, re; iliuj
al.iiobt WurJ fwr word, tin clcr, t:4-oii
bineruago of Mrs. Newton, that sho
might h.iv ) the full bciu fit of her own
statement of the case. And I am hap
py to say that there was common seriso
and right feeling enough in the parish
of St. Charity to do her ample justice'.
Her husband is still our mini.-lcr, ac
tive, useful and beloved; but. ns no sala
ry has yet been set apart or bis wife,
she has not assumed any duties in the
congregation, slid fioin present Ap
pearances, I think has no intention of
doing so. lint as a wife and mother,
her life is beautiful, find her example
nf far more benetit to the people un
der her busbnHd's rave than nil her
more public acts could be, bad she en
tered upon every duty that was so gen
erously ussigmd to her.
For the News.
Indian Remains at Frankfort.
"Old Cliiiinlir"T Ac Sliuinur Tn'he
(if Indians Thi lf Cuphirr nnd ''i riif-liiint
of Jliiiinr Orltj'in nnd ('linriir'
t r of the Ti Uir Their Inutility to the
White- Si ttli Cr. if f.
FRANKFORT, ROSS CO., OHIO.
Ma. LditoT.: Your request to con
tribute an occasional letter to the Ni;vs,
induced an examination of the early
history of this jdace, which may per
haps interest some of your rcadets.
There arc associations connected with
this spot, of a by-gone age nnd people,
upon which a contemplative tempera
ment, would love to linger. It has wit
nessed many daring adventure.-: and bold
tragedies, and the t el mci who now
smoke their pipes in their peaceful
homes, tell unwritten legends of the Pi
oneer age, more thrilling than I ho
dreams of gallant knight and lady love,
in liastern story.
A short distance below Frankfurt is
the Siream upon whose banks the In
dian town nf "Old C hillicothe" stood.
I wandered there to day, and tried to
recall the scenes of ihe-past, which civ
ilization has swept away 'forever. Here,
for generations no man can number, tho
dusky tribes gathei ed by the camp-fire,
aud fought the cold destiny of their
race. Here, for untold ages, the biidal
song was sung, nod tho death-chant
over the ficsbly-broken turf. Here,
the young brave woond the dark-eyed
maiden of the forest, in tho enchant
ment of tho crescent moon. Hero tho
fearful war-whoop broke the solitude,
and the veteran chieftains, bv that
winding stream, after the fevered strife.
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"t a hundred years, Lieu with the set
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ting sun and Here, too, occurred those
vicissitudes of war which decided the
fate of a large and happy population,
now gone forever.
Yonder is a mound, from which hu
mai bones, hows, and arrows tnid toma
hawks have been excavated, indicating
it to be a toiiib. There it f':;n-ls. part
ly demolished, however, an epitaph of
buried generations. It is of frequent
occurrence in digging wells and cistrrns
in this place, to find the remains of hu
man beings. There is an cnbank
ment, embracing a circumference of five
miles, surrounding Fraiikf.it and its
nimeuiato vicmitv, sut't'nscd to nave
used for military purposes by the
race which preceded the Indian which
to a great extent, in the improvement of
the country, has been obliterated. A
necessity ol' civilization, not itivch to be
admired, for all such numentees of nn
othcr population, whose history consists
in these woiks alone, should be preserv
en unimpaire 1, In cause a deep interest
will ever cling around them, to those
who have minds to think and souls to
feel. The man who will plough up a
fortification, invested with an antiquity
as remoto ns that associated vkh tho
pillared wonders of the Nile, to raise
a row of corn, or tear down its mason
ry to lay tho basis of a sinoke-houso,
does not descne our sympathy. It is a
species of vandalism, not very eulogis
tic of the intelligence or refinement of
Fort Hill, in your own county, has
suffered a similar depredation. The
stone-work has been mostly taken down
for building purposes, and if it weio
not l'or the ground-work, there would
be no traces of the fortress. There
nre trees standing upon the embankment,
which Mr. Locke, w ho was out on a geo
logical excursion from the National
capital, pronounced to bo more than
seven centuries old. We should not bo
surprised if they were cut down some day
for timber to build a pig-peu or im
prison an unruly shanghai.
"Old Chillicotho" w is tho hc.ul-quir-quarters
of tho Shawnees, and the ren
dezvous of the warrior bands, in their
predatory expeditions upon the Ken
tucky canebrakes and the Ohio border,
lam toll that Hoouo was retained hero
as a prisoner, in the year our indepen
dence was declared. He hid gone to
tho "Blue Licks" with a company of
men to procure salt for tlio different set
tlements, and while hunting fur venison,
was captured by a party of Indians, and
brought here. Afier remaining awhile,
bo was conducted to Hotniit, and pre
sented to tho Lnglish commandant
stationed there, who off rod a consider
able ransom for his liberty, but nothing
cou'i persuade the savages to give uo
one whom they so much ud'nired und
feared. They speedily returned to tho
Paint Yalh-y, und udopted him into on.)
of their principal families, whet ; ho Ma.-i
treated w ttu every murk ol kiiot
P. none, l.y his ehcei l'iitucss u nd a
reconciliation to his lot, and sv
deportment, easily i u : r -;i . i' 1 1
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