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THK PSALM OF L1FK.
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-. . .. t nair w. LoaarELLow. -
1 "Toll nie not in mournful numbers,
Mfe is but an empty dream!" -"
For the soul Is dead thai slumbers,
, And tbiuKs are not what Uiuj seem.
Life Is roall Mfo Is earnest! ; J
.U And tbogravo Is not its goal I -,
"Uust thou art, to dust relurnosl!". . :
' Was not spoken of the soul.
T. A. PLANTS, Attorney and Councelor
at Iiaw, Homeroy, O. - OtHoe In the Court House.
JOSH . BAM MA. JACOB t. tllliUIT,
HANNA fc EA1UI ART, 'Attorneys at
Law, Pomeroy, O. All business entrusted to their
care will recwlveftprompt attention. 1-1
THOMAS CARLETON, Attorney and
Counselor at Law. Office, Linn Street, east side,
two doors abovo T. J. Bmllh'siShoe Vtoro, opposite
the Hemington House. All buoiness entruiited to
his cara will receive prompt attention.
K. V- CONST ABLE ' r4 R. A. CONSTABLE,
In the firm-name of CONSTABLE &
CONSTABLE, Attorneys nt Law, will practice in
the State Ceur'-s of Ohio and the U. S. Courts.
Office, State street, A thoos, Athens Co., O. 1-16.
A. S. PATRICK, Physician anoSSurgeon
Mason City, Va, All calls to the country promptly
attended to. ,
SR GOODS GROCERIES CLOTHING.
ISAAC FALLER, Clothier, Grocer and
Dry Good Dealer, Brat tJtora above Ponnally &
JenningN, near tho Kollinjr-MIU, Pomeroy, O.
, Country Merchants are respectfully requested to
call and examine mv stock of Groceries, as I am
confident that I cannot be undersold. 1-B3
OTBRANCH fe CO., Dealers in Dry
Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Quoenswnrc, Sic
East side of C urt street, three door above the
, comer of Front, 1-1
Hot enjoyment, snd not sorrow, - .u:
Is our, dsstluod end orway;
But to act tliu I each to-inorroW
Plod us farther than to-day." -T - "ir
W"r. . ' ; - y. ; 'st -rr
Art Is long, and Time Is fleeting.
And our hearts, though ttout and brave,
Still, Irke-tnutlled riH, rt boalliiic, -
Fuucrul marchos to tbegravu. . ,
. In the world's broad Held of buttle.
In tho bivouus ef Life,
. Be not like dumb, driven cattle I
Be a herein the strife!, ,
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, Trust no Future bowe'er pleasant!
Let the dead past bury its dead!
Act, act, in the living Present!
Heart within, and Cod o'er bead! .
Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave bulilnd us.
Footprints ou the sands of Time .
Footprints, that perhaps another
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
forlorn and sliipwrsuked brother
Seeing, shall tuka heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fule;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Lsaru to labor and to wait.
W.J. PR ALL, Manufacturer of Tinware
and Dealer in every variety of Stovos, etc., Court
street, Pomeroy. 1-1
MILLS MACHINES. -
J. W. JONES, Proprietor Middleport Sash
Factory and Planing Mill, will fill all orders in his
line ef business punctually, and at low rules, by
' addressing or applying to him at Middle port. 1-7
STEAM SAW MILL. Front street, Pom.
erov. near Karr's Run. Rial R. Nye. Proprietor
Lumber sawed to order on short notice.
lath constantly on hand, for sale.
MURDOCK & NJTE, Proprietors Coal-
rldge Flourlng-Mill, Pomoroy, and Crystal Flour
ing Mill, Coaiporl. Cash paid for Wheat at all
EEYGERVILLE Steam Grist Mill N.
Stewart, Proprietor lias been recently rebuilt, and
is now prepared to do good work promptly. 1-1
JOHN S. DAVIS, has his Planing Ma
chine, on Sugar Run, Pomoroy, In good order, and
constant operation. Plojong, watber-boardlng,
&c, kept constantly on hand, to All orders. 1-16
i JEWELRY. -
PETER LAMBRECHT. Watchmaker fc
Dealerin Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Fanry
Articles, Court street, below tho new Banking
House, Pomeroy. Watches, Clock and Jewelry
carefully repaired on short notice. 1-1
W. A. AICHER, Watchmaker and Jew
eler, and wholesale and retail dealer in Watches,
Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Goads, Front-st.,ubove
the Remington House, Pomeroy. Purlicularatton
tlon paid to repairing all articles 'n my line. 1-1
BOOTS AND SHOES.
T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of Boots
- and Shoes. Front Street, three door above Stone
. bridge. The best of work, for Ladieaand Gentle
men, made tot rder.
McQUlGG A SMITH. Leather Deafer
.. and Findors, Court st rent, 3 doors belowthe Ban
t and opposite Branch's Flora-) Pomeroy, O. 1
stanlly on nand. and I
quality of Iron ( all signs. Orders promptly exo
cuted, by application to the Agent at the Mill, or to
Mill Co. have con-
nake to order, a superior
L. F. POTTER, Cincinnati.
COALPORT Salt Company. Office in
Cooper' Building Coal port, J. Salt for Country
trade. Retail, thirty-five cents per bushel. 1-1
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. . Sal U we d J
-ty-lr cents per bushel. Office near the Furnace.
1-1 C. GRANT, Agent.
POMEROY Salt Company. Salt twenty-
flve cent rter bushel. ' 1-1
DABNEY Salt Company, Coalport. Salt
twenty-five cent per bushel for country trade.
1-1 O. W, COOPER, Secretary.
F. E. HUMPHREY, Blacksmith, in hij
r new building, back of the Bank building, Pomeroy.
Job Workofall kinds, Hors-shoelng,dc., executed
. with neatness and dispatch. 1-1
F. LYMAN,' Painter and Glazier, back
room of P. Lambrecht Jewelry Store, west side
Court street, Pomeroy, O. . , r 1-1
bXddt.f.rt. . i
JOHN EISELSTIN. Saddle, Harness and
Trank Mannfaeturer, Front Street, three t.oors be
low Court. Pomeroy, will execute all work en
trusted to his care with neatnessand dispatch. Sad
dles gotten op In the neatest stylo. 1-SS
JAMES WRIGHT, Saddle and Harness
Maker. Kbop over Black and Rathburu's store,
Rutland, O. ; I-I
, - , WAGON MAKING.
TETER CROSBIE, Wagon Maker. Mul-
berry street, west side, -three doors Back street,
Tnmerwy, Ohio. Manafaetarer f Wagons, Bug
(Mi, Carriages, ate. All .order filled ou short
notice.. . . - 1-1
D. C. WHALEY. Surgeon Dentist,
Hummer Bnlldirg Snd Plory, Rntlsnd street,
MWIdUnort, O. All oueratinM aiortainlnff to the
professlow promptly prfrtned. Ladles -wnd
ujon at their residence, if desired. 1-1
A 11 ACE FOU LIFE.
Forty years ago my father settled in one
of the counties of Central New. York.
All was a wilderness, wild, grand, beauti
ful. We located fifteen miles from the
farthest pioneer. The woods were around
us the tall trees and picterespue moun
We had opened a space in the forest,
and a cabin of thai good old time afforded
us shelter. It looked new and comfortable
and its chimney smoke curled gracefully
up, and vanished with the shadows of the
forest,. The blackened heeps smoked and
cracked, and indeed in those wild solitudes,
the wilderness blossomed and smiled in
the presence of a yellow harvest. A happy
home was there. The birds sang at early
morn, and the deep river near the door
murmured sweetly at nightfall. There
were gentle whisperings in the old trees
As they bowed their heads in the winds,
a holy anthem ' floated up from the vast
temple where nature breathes fresh and
pure from the hand of God. The wild
flowers bloomed even by the very door
sill, and the deer slopped in the forest to
gaze upon the smoke of the chimney top
"f was a beautiful home in the wilder
ness! The spring brought us neighbors.
'Twas a great day when a neighbor came
in and purchased land across the river.
He received a warm welcome from pioneer
hearts; and by the ready agency ef pioneer
hands, a comfortable log cabin peered out
trom the dense woodland on the opposite
bank. I watched the smoke from the op
posite roof as the sun went down, and
eagerly looked for it the next morning.
Jtsut H was not the smoke l cared so much
about. I only knew that it curled upward
from the fireside where dwelt as beautiful
a creaturo as ever bloomed away from the
busy world. And sol watched the smoke,
and dreamed as I watched the river, until
the moon threw down its beautiful path
way of bhimng silver, and listened for the
sound of familiar footsteps.
Across the liver was the home of Carrie
Mason. Before the haze of mellow au
tumn had dropped its dreary hue on leaf
and stream, 1 had .learned to Jove ber, and
to tell her so, in the still moonlight of that
hidden home. The leaves faded, and the
winter winds swept through the forest,
but we cared little for that. The snow fell
thick and fast, but our cabin homes were
bright, and our hearts were alive with hap
piness md hope. When the spring opened
and the birds returned, ; we were to be
married. A winter evening party in a
new country. Did you ever attend one,
reader? There are large hearts there to
Carry and I had been invited to attend
a party; a rude ''jumpr" bad been built,
and in this we started. Ten miles were
son passed, and we found ourselves in as
merry and hapyy a throng as ever gathered
on a frontier. The huge fire ciackled on
the wide hearth, and old-fashioned fun and
frolic' rang out until a late hour. The moou
had gone down when we started for home,
and the snow began to fall, but we heeded
it not, for we talked fast, as the stout horse
sped on in the forest path. ..
Carry grasped my arm and whispered,
hist! The wind shrieked over the tope of
the dark pines, and I laughed at her fears.
But she nestled close to my side, and
talked with less glee. ' In spite of all my
efforts, a shadow would creep over toy own
The road wound among a dense growth
of pines, which shot upward and veiled
even the sky from our path. The old pines
swayed and moaned in the increasing storm
and the snow 'fell fast and thick. I touched
the horse with the whip and moved quickly
through the wood. Again Carry grasped
my arm. I heard nothing but the storm,
and yet I was startled aa the horse gave a
snort and struck into gallop. With a heart
of happiness, I bad .not yet , dreamed of
anydaDger. Again the horse snorted in
alarm. There was no sound above the
storm. II felt my cheek grow white and
cold, and I felt the blood run quick back to
my'heart. , .,. . r ,.
. Clear, wild, terrible, it burst out in an
unearthly howl, like a wail from a world
of fiends. ' I heard it. ' Its dismal, heart
chilling echoes had not ied away on the
storm, when il was answered from a score
of throats.... , ..'.,.
Merciful God! a pack of wolves were
around us. In those daik woods at night,
and the storm howliog overhead,, a score
of throats were fiercely yelling each other
on to the feast. For a moment my senses
reeled. But I felt Carry leaning heavily
upon my shoulder, and-1 aroused.-
But what hopei t wal i ther e? ' I had no
weapon, and the maddened devils were in
our Dath before and ' behind us.: ? There
was but one chance, and that was to push
ahead. ; ",- ' ' L: '' ' " '
There was a slim chance, and I grew
sick as I thought of Carry. , The quiet
cabin and happy hearth at home, flashed
swittiy uirougu my. Drain, at untuur
ment a dnrk shadovr elided up bythe side
of our sleiifh, and so wild and devilish a
yell I never lieardr"'My flesh'crawTed "on
mv bones: a cold Bbiver ran to my heart,
and crept over my head, as though the
hairs were standing on end. . .Two orbs
dared out like demon lights, and I could
hear the panting of the eager beasts.
Finally grasping the lines aud shouting
sharply to the horse, we shot away.
The horse needed no urging. .-At the
act, that infernal chorus again burst out in
earnest, and their dark forms leaped in
lengthened strides on either side 01 us
The speed was fearful, and yet the yelling
devils kept pace. Turning to speak, to
Carry, I saw a dark form leap into the path,
and as we sped ahead, his teeth shut with
a vice-like snap, missing Carry and strip-
Din.cr her shawl from her shoulders. With
a shriek she clung to me, and with my arm
I saved her from being drugged out of her
I became maddened, reekless. I shouted
to the horse, now reekinp- with foam.
We went on at a fearful rate, the stumps
and roots and uneven places in the road
threatened at every instant to wreck oar
Home was three miles distant. 0, for
a world to erive her a home! As the road
struck the river bank, it turned shortly on
the brink of a feartul precipice. Here
there was a new danger. It was a difficult
place, and there was not only danger of
uDsettintr. but ol neinir nunea into me
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There was a path across this angle of
.and where lours had been hauled out. li
was a mile nearer this way to a clearing,
than by the river; but I durst not attempt
it with a sleigh.
On we sped. That tearlul pack neck
and neck with us, and every now and then
jaws shutting like steel traps close to our
E 8i sons, u nee around tnai angle, una l
oDed. - How madly I shouted to the noble
brute. We neaied the turn in that race for
Heavens! the infernal devils had crossed
ahead, and hunsr in dark masses. A de
mon instinct seemed to possess them.
A few moments morel I tie wolves
seemed to feel that we had a bad chance,
for they howled more devilish than ever.
With a sweep the horse turned in spile of
me. The leit runner struct nign on me
roots of a pine, and the sleigh swung over
like a flash, burying us in the new snow
Away soed the horse, and my heart sank
as I heard his quick footsteps dying out
The maddened pack had followed the
hoise, and shot by us a number of rods as
we were thrown out upon the bank. A
shriek from Carry arrested them in their
career: in an instant they were upon us.
I gave one long, desperate shout, in the
hope of arousing the folks in the cabins.
I had no time to shout again; hot Dream
burned upon me, and the dark masses
gathered around like shadows of doom.
With a broken limb, I wildly kept them at
bay for a moment, but fiercer aud oloser
curged the gnashing teeth. Carry lay in
sensible on the ground before me. Ihere
was one more chance. A stunted pine
grew upon the outer eoge oi tne oanic,
and shot out nearly horizontally over the
river below, full a hundred leet from the
surface. . .
Dashing madly on their teeth with my
cudgel, I yelled with the waning energy
of despair, grasped Carry with one arm,
and dashed recklessly out upon the pine.
I thought not of the danger; I cared hot.
I braved one danger to escape a greater.
I reached the branches; I breathed free as
heard the fierce growl of the baffled
I turned my head, and God of mercy!
A long shadow was gliding along on the
trunk of our last refuge. Carry was help
less, and it required all the strength of
intense despair to bold her and remain upon
the slippery trunk. I turned to face the
wolf he was. within reach of my arm. I
slruck with my fist, and again those fear
ful jaws shut with a snap, as my hand
brushed his head. With a demoniac growl
he fastened linon the shoulder of Carrv!
Oh! for help for a weapon for a foothold
on earth, where I could grapple with the
I heard the long fangs craunch into the
flesh and the smothered breathing as he
continued to make sure his hold. Oh! it
was horrible! I beat him over the head,
but he only deigned a munching growl.
I yelled, wept, cursed, prayed, but the
hungry devils cared not for curses or
prayers, xlis companions we res till flowi
ng and whining and venturing out upon
the pine. I almost wished the tree would
The wolf still kept his hold upon Carry.
None can dream how the blood hissed and
swept through my knotted veins. At last
the brute, hungry for his prey, gave a
wrench and neat ly threw me from the pine.
Carry was helpless and insensible. Even
the craunching teeth of the monster did
not awoken her from the deadly swoon into
which she had fallen.' " Another wrench
was made by the wolf, and Carry's waist
slipped from my aching grasp, leaving me
but. the hold upon the skirt of her dress.
The incarnate devil had not released his
hold, but as if aware of the danger beneath
retained . the grip upon tbe Bboulder of
y The end had eon
the long body of th
like a dark shadov
wearing out my re:
blood gushed wan.
and lights danced i
hand would relax; :
heard a tearing, u
black mass writhed
deepen the bold.
gled with the humi
and he dress pnr
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My brain reeled
if hung .down ward,
to the abysb.i fast
nj strength." The
Vom my nostrils,
i'whed across my
od muscles of the
i instantly close
t luding skirt. -.x I
'A stitches!'. The
wrenched as If to
p cracking, min-
ha.e in my neaa.
t the , waist
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shrieked aa I-hwtra ua. swooping sound oft
the fall of the wolf and his victim. As
they shot down into'the darkness, 1 heard
something like the bay of the old house
dog and the firing of guns, but nothing
Weeks and months passed away before
the fearful delirium of that night left me
I returned to consciousness iu my father's
cabin, an emaciated creature, as helpless
as a child. My youlh had passed away,
and I was prematurely old. The raven
black locks of twenty years had changed
to the silvery ones of eighty years of age.
Look at this arm that clung to Carry. It
is withered; I hare never raised it since
that night. In my dreams I feel again that
fearful night, aud awake covered with the
cold, clammy sweat that gathered on me
while on that pine,
The neighing of the horse, as he dashed
into the clearing, had aroused the people
at home. The empty and broken slei
told the brief story. The howling of the
wolves arose on the blast, and with guns
and the old house-dog they rushed to the
scene. They found me senseless on the
trunk of the tree, covered with blood, and
the wolf feeling his way on an icy branch
toward me. In turning at the sound of
their approach, he slipped, and went down
upon the ice. , , .
Our people looked long for Carry Mason,
but did not find her till next morning.
They went down on the ice, and found her
a corpse. The wolves nau not picked ner
orushed bones I thanked God for that.
The fall had partially broken the ice, and
ilia nnrinn router rind frnpn and fanfenerl
her long black hair as it floated out. The
wolf had not released his death-grasp; for
his teeth were in her pure, white shoulder.
The spring sunshine, and birds, and
green leaves, had come again, as I tottered
out. My sisters led me to a grave on the
rivpria hunk til A rrrave of all mv VOUlh-
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ful hopes, and all Lloved.. The wild-flowers
were only starting on the mound. 1 blessed
them; lor they were blooming over the
grave of Carry Mason
. For the Meigs Co. Tologruph
Dear Telegraph: We did indulge the
hope that we might have been Able to be
at Pomeroy before Mr. Plants left for the
city of Columbus, but indisposition and
the bad state of ihe roads prevented us.
We contemplate writing to him, however,
but we should have been better pleased to
have seen and converted with him on a
subject of some importance, than to have
been put to the labor of wviting, for we
can use our tongue with more celerity
than we can handle the quill. But, not
withstanding our bungling manner in clas
sifying words and committing errors in
grammar, we mill write to him and re
quest him to introduce a "Bill," and try
hard, too, to have it pass and become a law,
for the prevention and final atop, too, of
incumbering the creeks and water-courses.
It is admitted, we believe, on all sides.
that the great damage we sustained in the
oss of bridges, by the freshet of the 26th
of May last, was owing to the accumula
tion of "drift-wood" in our water-courses,
and hot to the hight of the . water alone.
There has been teo much timber chopped
and thrown into the . creeks for' the last
eight or ten years. It has been pretty
w a af
well cleaned out by the high freshets of
the past season, and now is the time to do
something to prevent a similar calamity
to the one , we have sustained the past sea
son. "An ounce of preventive is worth a
pound of cure." We are not clothed with
Executive power or patronage, but, as Mr.
Van Buren would say in his messages,
'we would most respectfully call the at
tention of (not Congress,) the tax-paying
sovereigns to this subject."
We have heard nothing, as yet, from the
Editor-in-chief since he left Athens, but
we have read his three letters in the Tele
graph with some iuterest and pleasure, and
we must acknowledge we were highly
amused at the mistakes he made, and his
fun; and, as we are, just at this time) in
fine humor, he, and you too, must indulge
us in being a little funny likewise. We
think it somewhat strange that he should
have taken ' the Steamer ,' Liberty," and
gone down stream, -when he designed
boarding the "Courier" and going up. This
we think, was taking a little too much lib
erty for a man of his acknowledged mod-
sty and temperance habits. But, if he
were a drinkiti'j man we might forgive such
liberty . We cannot do il in his case, yet
we are disposed to overlook the mistake in
part, as it was the day after 'Christmas ''
and tome people are apt to be a little thick
headed and diowsy about such time in the
posed 'to' make Boms' atonement for the
liberty he had taken in going down stream',
for we find by reading his third letter, that
he took the liberty arid went up to Athens,
a little distance back' df 'the hill from
Pomeroy where he started from.- lie,;
Mke a bare, whom bounds and horn pursue, ''
; Pant to th place , from whouod at first she flew.
-k, Wonder what, took him U Ayheus?s Any
legal business on. hand? Any m1 busi
ness under consideration? ; Pshaw fie on
This Is tho yery beat world to live In, . ,
' To lond or to spend or to give In,
And to got a fine-lady wo all have to own
. It I tho very best world that over was known.
He seems to be at a loss to account, and
thinks it "a curious circumstance" that
nature has so arranged her handy-work as
to have "the rivers to run close by the
principal towns' "no doubt" if he would
take "a glance at Geography and the re
port of travelers," he would think it "a
curious circumstance" that steamers and
rail cars are so arranged that they could
take some men around "Robin Hoods'
barn," past "flourishing city or town"
to but never mind we'll tell the bal
ance in our next pistle.
There is a charm attached to our old
haunts and associations that will not leave
us; we revisit them in our dreams, and
sometimes in person wilh warm hearts and
outstretched arms this is all right, 60 we
write. He thinks it was "a singularity
that there were no ladies on the boat from
Pomeroy to Cincinnati." If he knew as
much about this as we do, he would think
it no "singularity" at all. The "ladies" '
mammas, for aught we know, knew that
there a certain fine, modest, -unassuming
gentleman on board, and fearing that
he might captivate them, kept them at
home. "Why, how could they" do other
wise? We find that he was more fortu
nate, however, "on the R. R., a belle or
two of the colored persuasion 1 honored"
with their prebence for a short distance,
but no others." Dark and gloomy ride
that. Well, wo read somewhere, we believe
in Hudibras, "Our likeness make us won
dorous liiiid." Wa don't con torn plttte by
this inuendo, ' to insinuate anything like
color or rotundity, but only but but-
con tound the word; we cant think just
now what kind of a word to put in here-
but never mind, the "locos" will find'Aw
out next fall. ' ' '
To be serious now, about matters and
things, we hope our friend, that is, the
aforesaid Editor, has arrived safu and
sound at Columbus, after his visit to
Athens, and his beholding the "sparkling
eyes and rose tints" of the person that
gave him "an explanation," and that he is
safely seated in that costly stone builJit.g
not the stone building above the bridge;
we don't mean it, for by going there he
would have to go up stream. O! talking
or writing about "bridges" reminds us of
the "stone-bridge" at Pomeroy. Have
they got it repaired yet? We think W6
hear you answer this question in thunder
Confound the HrlJgo, whut made it full?
Why, the arch gave way, and then tho wall,
Tho arch took sick with a crushing spusm,
And thou collapsed, aim loft a chasm.
This, we bolievo. Is the only reason
That we cun give, tho1 out of seuson.
Whut's to bo done, do you wish to know it?
Why, build a now sue, so says tho poet.
Make a tun foot All, tbon build with rocks,
And not repair with wooden blocks, -Rocks
are plonty, and timhjr scarce,
Cash abundant, and poopio fierce.
Go to Lodlie, Brown and Ellis,
And If they won't do their duty Just eomo and tell us.
We'll muko thorn build it, nrch aud wall.
Or we'll mind thoso gouts, perhaps, next full,
It roust bo built, for it doth much annoy,
6oae country reople, uud ali, Pomeroy,
There now, you have the sub-U'ma lu-
dicrous. Well, we are not m fault for we
are at this time, under the necessity of
writing with a musical pen, pluatked fiorn
the pinions of an old. musical goose; made
and repaired by a patent pen-maker, pui
chasod from a musical Frenchman, to the
tune of V, anway the said the d musical
Frenchman played a tune on a "harp of a
thousand strings," over us though fur
ther this deponent sayeih not, lest he
might not have room to say that he was
your musical friend, troublesome corres
pondent, and somewhat of a queer fellow
and BUSY BODY.
January 10, 1859.
- .Tlie Itlyteal4ur tiuinblcr.
BY AN OLD STAOKR.
of the blewmer was again terched in vaiii
for him, and il seemed Certain that ho could
I not have g'-ne ashore.
! The next day I was (alkinir with tho
Rev. Mr. Goggles, not about the gambler.
I have made several passages up the
Mississippi and Ohio livers, and never t but on general topics. Of coursti his life.
without seeing on poaru the steamers more an itinerant, was lull of interest to me.
1 i - .--l',.' 11: T.J.. ,.if. . ii i i . i
less proiestsionai gammers, it io h , no to ia mo now cneapiy ne iiveu anu
or 1cb8 Drotesbional cramDiers. ii is a
thriving business on the boats where time
hangs heavily on the hands of the passen
gers, and the blacklegs curry off largo
sums of money. They usually remain on
mo how cheaply he
traveled front place to place; that ho wu
often hungry, and never had over ten doN
lars at once. ' ; , r.i
I have only five, now," he said; aud to
board but a day or , two--long eiiough to i verify this statement, he took from his
have their true character esxuosed. ' I
TfceJKi gentry had becom suelan iotol-3!
erable nuisance that tho captains of the
boats did not knowingly permit one to conie j property of the young man from Cincia
on ooaiu; aim not unirequeiuiy a orace or nan
blaoklegS were landed in the woods when
noo.liHt ti. linlf pncra.
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with it ling attached! It was certainly the
their profession was discovered.
During one of my trips the boat put in
at the mouth of the Arkansas river, and as
usual, I took a stroll on shore. I heard
the bell for tlie departure of the steamer,
and hastened back to the landing. As I
was on my way, I was overtaken by a gen
tleman with a broad-brimmed hat, green
goggles, a"d a white neck-cloth, tugging i
along wilh a largo valise.
"1 am rather late, am I not?" said he,
as he joined me.
"True enough, sir," I repl:ed respect
fully, for he gentleman was a clergyman,
a Methodist itinerant, I supposed.
"My valise is rather heavy, and I feared
I should loose the boat."
"Let rne help you cany it, sir."
IIo accepted my civil oiler, and I took
hold of the valise, which was certainly
loaded very heavily for a Methodist par
son. In a few moments we reached the
steamer, and I passed on board, but my
new acquaintance had accomplished bul
half thedistanoe, when the plank canted,
and he was thrown into the river. Fortu
nately for him, I was prompt in my effcrts
to rescue him; and he was immediately
drawn on board, with no other detriment
than a thorough ducking.
My friend, whom, as 1 never learned his
name, I shall have to call the Rev. Mr. Gog
gles, retired io a vacant state-room. It
was now nearly dark, and I did not see him
again that night.
Ab usual in the evening, there was a ta
ble devoted lo cards; in a word, there was
gambling without stint. No one objected
to the practice, so long as it was not done
Who Killed Cock Kobin?
Foiney (now at .Washington,) write to
the "Press," that 'Mi'. Buchanan, who
demanded that tho nx should fall upon
the neck of Mr. Douglas, does not hesitate
to say that he signed the warrant." The
same correspondent further says:
"I perceive that a dispalah has bceii
sent forward to the effect that Senator
Bigler voted against the removal of Dou
glas from the committee, and that the
President don't approve the decree of the
caucus. Mr. Bigler's vote is his own concern-
though it is somewhat Inconsistent
with his alleged devotion to the doctrine
of Congressional intervention for the pro
tection of slaverybut . I have the ,be6t
reasons for saying that the President coun
selled the attack upon the Senator from
The origin of thia revengeful movemeu t
by professional blacklegs. I never played,
bull often stood by the table to observe
tho progress of the game and study the
looks of the plaj'ors, as they were agitated
by the fickle chances of a moment.
While I was thus watching them I ob
served on tho opposite side of the table a
well dressed gentleman, who was regard
ing with eager interest the plays of the
gamblers. lie manifested a desire to en
gage in tho place of one who had been
It was soon apparent tjjai the new comer
was a skillful player, and time after time
he swept the board of ali that had been
staked. In a whoi t time his companions
had enough of it and withdrew. He had
won a large sum -of money, and was evi
dently sraislied with his evening's work.
He smoked. on the boiler deck until all
the passengers had retired, and then left.
Much curiosity had beeu manifested to
know who and what he was. Nobody had
seen him before, and nobody remembered
when he came on board, and what seemed
most singular of all, he was not seen ihe
next day, though the boat was not stopped
during the night.
The next day was Sunday, and at break
fast timo my Methodist friend made his
"My young friend, I have to thank you
for the good service you did me last eve
ning. I am poor; I have none of this
world's goods. I trust that all my treas
ures are Uid up in Heaven.- But 'he Lord
will reward you if 1 cannot."
"Don't mention it, my dear sir. I am
happy to have been tho, means of saving
We conversed awhile upon the matter,
and my friend theu spoke of having a ser
vice on board, if agreeable to the passen
gers. Of coutse it was agreeable, and the
parson prayed and exhorted with a zeal
that would have clone honor to the most
celebrated of the revivalists.
The imprebion produi ed by the services,
I am sorry to say, was not permanent, for
it was believed that he turn landed or been
board as before
began to think he was tho devil in dis
guise, and iheir belief wai almost cou
lirmcd when the next day nothing could be
The passengers made him tho subject
of their conversation, and quite an excite
ment was kindled.' The captain swore, if
he appealed again, he would throw him
into the river. A thorough . search was
made for him bat all in vain. My Metho
dist friend was especially indignant, and
believed it would be a good plan to hang
every gambler. As soon as the true char,
acter. was discovered, 1 agreed with him
What is this ring for?" Tasked.
"This pieco was given me by a woman
in Arkansas, who was converted under my
The liar! I had already made up my
mind that he whs an imposter; in short he
was tho mysterious gambler. Before din-1
ner time, 1 had an opportunity to whisper
my views to the captain, and while we
were at dinuer.his slate-room was searched.
A large sum of money was found there,
and many of the gambler's look, as well
as the dress the "unknown" had worn.
"Par!s can you swim?" asked the
paptain as the Rev. Mr. Goggles came
upon the boiler deck.
"A little," he replied, with a demure
"You will have a chance to try; I am
going to throw you overboard."
The capiat took him by the collar, and
explained the matter to the astonished pas
sengers, who were quite ready to assist in
emptying his pockets, and then throwing
him overboard. The money taken from
him was paid over to his victims.
The last we 6aw of him, he was swimi
niing vigorously toward .the shore, curs
ing the captain with quite as much zeal
as ho had used in praying and exhorting.
The young man from Cincinnati got his
cherished coin, aud I trust learned a use
"Men should not marry," it is com.
monly said, "unless they cannot only
maintain for themselves the social position
to which they have been accustomed, but
extend the benefits of that position to their
wives and children. A woman who mar.
lies is entitled to be kept in the same rank
and position in which she was reared." -W'e
entirely disavow these doctrines. ,
It should be ihe aim of etery married
couple to make their own fortunes. No.
son and daughter, who become man and
wife, are entitled to rely ou thuir patri
mony, but should willingly commence life
at a lower slep in the social ladder than
that occupied by their parents, so that they
may have the merit and happiness of rising,
if possible, to' the top. Imagine the case
of a eouple, who, by great petsoverence,
have acquired possession of innuendo
wealth, and are living in a style of ease
and splendor which is no more than tho
reward of industry. Will anybody say
that tho children of such "old folks'
should live in the same grandeur as thoii'
The idea is preposterous. They have
no right to such luxury, they have done
nothing to deserve it; and if their parents
are honest iv dividing their property
among them, they can have no means of
supporting it. Yet marriages are con
traded on the riincipe that the married
couple shall be able to keep up the rank to
which they have beeu accustomed under
the paternal roof. It is such notions as
this -engendered by Mallhusiau philoso
phers and fostered by lady pride that are
filling our country with "poor old maids,"
coquettish young ladies, with nice cigat'
smoking, good-for-noihing rneri, and our
colonics, ujas, with roust, miserable and.
barbarous old bachelors. JTortt British
To Pukvent Smut is Wheat. Dis
solve half ii pound of Sulphate of Copper
iu three quarts of boiling water. After
the mixture has cooled, sprinkle it over
two bushels of wheat, stirring it through
until the whole bo wet. Put it up in a
heap, turning it occasionally for an hour,
when it will ba ready for sowitig.
Should wet weather or any other cause
prevent it being sown immediately, spread'
He played, and swept the j ' thinly on a dry floor, giving it an occai.
Some of the weaker ones si-nl lui iiii g, aud it will not suffer injury
The above was received from a very in -telligeut
as well as extensive farmer and
miller, who says, in regard to it,
"Where this has bdcij carefully carried
out, it lias beeii found eliliciiial in pre-,
vetiting smut in wheat. - Of course, nu
man should sow smutty wheat, but cveu
smutty wheat will produce grain per
fectly free frcra snjut, jf it he ciireiully
dressed as above. The reason thai Sul
phate of Copper produces this reut, is,
that smut leing a fungus, which, wheii
t'ie balls are broken, attaches itsi'lf to tho
j ends of the wheat, and in miny cases kills
the wheat and . grows iu its p!;:pe. Tho
year. But, it appears, that he felt dis- i js not lea in any doubt
One young man from Cincinnati was
particularly distressed in the sudden dis
appearance of the blackleg, for he had,
under tlie influence of an overdose of
brandy, staked and lobt a half eagle, which
his mother hud given him just before her
death. Il was not the loss of money that
distressed him, for he. had plenty of that;
it was the associations connected with the
coin itself. There was a history belong
ing lo it, he said, and he would give the
gambler double the value of it, if ho would
return it, wiili a little ring attached to it.
That evening, to the disappointment of
all on board, who were prepared to deal
wilh him in a nummary manner, the black
leg did not apjiear. Man or devil, he had
the means ot knowing of the indignation
Ins acts had caused. There
stnnge mystery about bim. Eve
solution kills the i'unguc, but is pot pow
erful enough to hurt tho wheat. (Jam
taken to prevent any annua)
eating grain dressed W ith this prepnia.ijn,
as it is poisonous."
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Prizk Stock. Mr. A- Barrett, of Iletir
tlerson, Ky., has bhipped from Ireland for
America aljuost all the prise Stuck ho
could got from the hto roynl chow? iij
England and France. The entire Hock is
valued at 5,000. The freight alone y,ill
Attempted SpiciDE.Wl'l.e wife t-f
MorrUsey, the prize tighter, has made
two attempts tooomsnit suicide by taking
laudanum, wiihin the past few days. Roiii
wa a were happily frusu-.tUid by the timely ar
;) part ! rival of t physician. t