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tV. X"Xj-A.!EsXTJBI, Editor.
NEW. SERIESVOL 2, NO 21.
POMEROY, TUESDAY MAY 24, l59.
WHOLE NUMBER S72
rU BLINHKD WKKKLVi UY
AU busincen of the firm tranactd by
A. B. M'LACTQHLIN,
Who should be applied to or addressed at
the "TelegrHph" Office, Pom'eroy, O.
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mt Informing me puouanor,
a rr.r..mrairctlou. tlio aulicrlbor la bold ro-
ontto the foriuerdirecllou.tlio aubi
P4 TuS'oourU have decided that roMalnn to tako a
now.paper from the "mcu, or removluit i,a loavlnij
ft mfcalVod for, I. prima facie orldcnco of intonlloual
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is oo is tmi'-'S oo -27 m :(o (m
Leeul advortleiue"nU charged ot raloa allowou by
1 w. from which 15 percent, will bo doUuctod for
advance payiiinut. . , . ,
Cuual or traiwieut advorllaeiueut muat l.o pui.l
AdVirth.e'inenU not hnvlh the niinibor of iiiaor
tlou marked omopy, will bo coutiuuud uutil lor
bl.l, nud charged accordingly.'
For tbe Moltf Co. TolCcrupb.
" ' OUCH.
Ouce there wa tbe buy patter
Of little feet upon our Boor;
Now tlio uiualo of those fooltp '
Cludden our nud bourU no more
Once-with ovory coining bod-tlrae,
A llttlu form knelt at uiy knoo;
Aud rosy Up llspoil-roli, bow iweotly,
"Cod blea I'upa, Mamma and k'-" '.
Onco with oach roturnluj niornlua;
I wna (rooted by a volco ' (
W'lioau chlldUh tone, o free and gluiUoiue,
' Alado dij very Ueart rejoice.- ' - ,
' Once, and' ohl what bitter angulab
. Tbe recollocllou brliig me tiowl
Wy sculdliis brought a cloud of aaduos
To dim tlio cloarues of her brow.
Onco thoro caiuo a time of alcknuas,
When he could not leave her bed
Aud hor parched Up only murmured
"Muuiuiu! luumnutl my poor bead!"
Brief tlioae day of fearful lufforlng;
Ood, the merciful uud wise,
Took from earth our cuorlaUod darllnif .
To dwell with Him lu Purudise.
IIoc Koi.oax, O., Feb., 1859.
T. A. PLANTS, Attorney and Councelor
at Law, Poiuoroy, 0. Office in trie Court Ilnuao.
SIMPSON & LA6LEY, Attorneys H
Connaelorsat law BTid t"nPrul collectliitf aitents,
Poiuoroy, O. OHU- lu the Court-Hougo. 5-ly.
joh a. iitHNA. jaroa a. ainT.
II ANN A & EAIIHART, Attorneys at
Law. Fomorov, O. All bunlues entruatoU to tlmlr
caro will receive prompt attention.
THOMAS CAULETON, Attorney and
Coum.'lor at Law. Office, I.lnn Mroet, euwt side,
two door above T. J. Smith'a Shoe Vtoro. opposite
the Komiiii'tou Houae. Alt bunineaa utraelml to
lila caro will receive prompt attention. 1-34.
a a KKOU'ltl r- ' OHOHVL.NOH.
ICNOWLliS & OllOSVENOlt, Attor-
..... . ,.i l ..v Mh.-i.a. ALhoiia County. Ohio, will
Htwnd the tevural CourU of Meige County
iid l:iy of eucli torm. Otnoo at tho
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roy, O. I
fl'o-int-riv occuntfil iy .M . A
in 8.imr bulw llitf Ii.!liiiS-M'.ll.l'"tni; -v
uml-'avorii lo nci'oniiiHulnlo ijntli itinii
um.I Iii.iimL 111 Lll'i U.ML IliallllOr. .ir. I1UUVM1 liuii..
rjcjivc a vuujluiiity lin-ri'iiHiiirf puiroimg.a-5-ly.
H11YSK IANS. 3." .
ATTA'THiCKTPiiysu'iHii and Suigcon
Mxmi CMty, Vn. AllculU to thu country promptly
aitoixidd to. '""1.
UH G:iODS OKOCERIKS CLOTHING.' -
ISAAC "VA"LT7ERCI'.tliier, Grocer anil
Dry Uoo'l Uoiilor, llrt Store hIkivo Koimnlly &
JciVnins' , uur tlio Kiilling-MMI. Tomeroj , t.
C'o-.inlrv .Mi-rchniilii ro roiporlfully n-.ini-.sled to
call and examine my toi k of (iioeoric-s, n 1 inn
tfouHdniit Hint I I'linn.il he undnranld. 1-S3
OT'BRANCll STC0, Dealers"!!! Dry
Goods, Grooorit', Hardware, tlii'-onewnre, vc
Kut li'nlo "f 0 mrt strui'l, tliroo doors uLot P I ho
corni'r of Front, 1-1
, For the Molg County Tolojrraph.
THE LABOR OF L1VI.NG.
' ( C. W. T,
When you were a child ' ' .
And your thoughts run wild
Through thu liuililosa region of woador,
On ninny a day 'y
You've stoppod youOy, v
And aoon your thoughts travel away, away,
Through this wonderf ul region of wouder;
Through this broud blank space of child1 wonder.
And yon wondered,
And you pondered,
About this Labor of Living;
"1 must livo forevur," ,
And Ol Imuwovor,
My weary soul lover, diwever
From this wourlsome Labor of Living,
From tkU bcart-brouking Labor of Living.
This living, this living,
'TU a terrible thing to porlonn; .
And tho hcaru of tnvnr.cho,
Aud the lieurls of men break,
To think of this living they cannot forsake;
Tluit from omlless life there I no escaping,
V.'hcre every one's asking and nobody's giving,
Wboreall are sinning and none are forgiving.
That there's no, no rest IVom this Labor of Living.
STOVES T!3iW A UK.
W.J. PRxVLL, Manufactuier of Tinware
and Dealer in evory variety of Stoves, etc., Court
slreAt, Fmuerov. ' I'l
J. W. JONElViprieii.rliliihllepoi t Sash
Factory and Pla line Mill, will till nil nrdors In his
af busiuuiis nunctiiallv
addressing or applying In hi in at Aluldleport
ami at low rules, by
STEAM SAWMILL. Front street, Pom-
eroy. near Karr's Kim. Ninl K. Nye, Froprlotor,
lAimbiT sawed toonlorou snort notice,
tath constantly on hand, for sale.
Grist Mill N.
Muwnrt. Proprietor has boon recently robuilt. and
Is now ir'.pnred to do giod work promptly. 1-1
JOHN STl)Xv!srimshis Planing Ma"-
r.hluc.ou Sugar Kun, I'omfiroy, in good ordor, and
couslaut nporatlwii. Flojjong, wjatlior-bourding,
ac, kept .onstantly on hand, to till ordors. 1-1(1
PETER LAMBREUHT. Watchmaker &
Dealeriu WatchL's, Clock, Jewelry aud Fancy
Articles, Court street, bolow the uew Kanking
House. Pome roy. Watches, Cloi-ks uud Jewlry
. earofuily repaired on hort notice. 1-1
W. A. AUJlTERTVH'.cliniaker and Jew-
olor, and wholesale and retail dealer In Watches,
Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Goods, Front-at., above
the Remington House, Pomeroy. Purttcularatlon
llon paid to repairing all articles n my lino. 1-1
BOOTH ASD SUOKS.
T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of Boots
and Klioes, Front Street, threa doors above 8tone
bridge. The Ueslof werk, for Ladies and Gentle
men, made to nler. t-t
McQUIGG & SMITH, Leather Dealers
and Flndors, Court street, 3 doors below thu Bank,
and opposite Branch's Store, Pomeroy, O
MAM UFA CTUKJiS;
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. Salttwen-
ty-flve cents per bushol. Office near the Furnace.
1-1 C. GUAM, Aa-eut.
POMEROY Suit Coiapany.
five cent nor bushel.
DABNEY Salt Company, Coalport. Salt
twenty-Bro cents per bushel for country trude.
1-1 O. W. COQPBK, Secretary.
F. E. HUMPHREY, Blacksmith, in hi)
new building, back of the Bunk building, Pomeroy.
Job Work of all kinds, Home -shoeing, &., exocutod
with neatness and dispatch. 1-1
PA INTERS OLAZI KKS.
J, LYMAN, Painter aud Glazier, back
. room of P. Lamhrocht's Jewelry Store, west aide
Oourt strxet, Pomeroy, O. 1-1
JOHN E1SELST1N, Saddle, Harness and
Trunk Manufacturer, Frent Street, throe oora be
low Court, Pomeroy, v. ill execute all work en
trusted to his care with nouluessaud dispatch. Sad
dti'S rotten np in the neatest style.
JAMES WRIGHT. Saddle and Harness
Maker. Shop ever Black and Ralhburn's store,
Kutland, O. ; l-l
CARRIAGE & W AGs )N MAKING by
.M. RLtrrxna, Pmnt Street, first corner bolow the
1 olIlnit-MIII. Pomeroy, O. All articles in his line
of businuas manufactured at reasonable rates, and
they are especially recommended for dnrubllily.
- il-a-ly. .
PETER CROSBIE. Wagon Maker. Mul-
.erry street, wed tide, three deors "Back street,
Poiueroy, Ohio. Mauufaciurer ef Warons, Biik
" ' sie. Carriages, ace. All order filled os short
aoitc. ,-. 1-1
). . C. WHALEY, Surgeon Dentist.,
flumiaer'a Building Snd Story, Rutland' strnM,
Mlddletiort, O. All operutioas pertaining to the
profession promptly performed, Ladles wailed
u.m. iJ.rc i. l-l
For tlio TcleKmph.
lAquvr Stallstirs of Poiiiero.
Mit. Editor: In compliance w it li your
request, puljiiahcd in thu 2li'grojih of the
lUtii inst., I hen-hy j)l:ice alyuur disposal
some of stHiibiius contained in my dii
cuuvmj on Tciiiperunce, delivered on the
evening of the Uih inst.
I will omit the g'nernl statistics, and
give only those whii-h reier to I'onieroy
ami iis vicinity, accompauied whU a few
1 have, examined the subject with care
and have drawn my conclusions as chari
tably a possible, having not the least de-
siie to overestimate the prevalence or the
evil of intemperance among us; and if any
one can point out errors in the statistics,
making the evil less than I have shown
u, 1 will rejoice as much as any one. But
I am quite sure thai it is under, rather
I am glad the evil is no worse than it
is. My opinion of the prevalence of in
if mperance among us, in comparison with
other towns, has undergone a happy
change while investigating the subject.
My tirst impression, after examining the
Statistics, was, that intemperance prevailed
uiiiong us lo a greater extent thau in most
other places. But, in compaiing our sta
tistics with those of other places, to which
1 have had access, I have come to the
conclusion that our town will compare
favorably with any other town in the State
having the same number of inhabitants
aud doing the same amount of business.
And yet, when we examine the matter,
we find that, at best, the state of affairs is
alarming. Let us look at it:
Tlieie have been landed in our town,
including Coalport and Minersville, du
ring the year ending in November last,
not less than three thousand barrels of
whitkyt This, perhaps, at first, staggers
your belief. '. -But its truth is made more
apparent by the fact that one steamer, ac
coiding to the testimony of her clerk,
lauded 1800 barrels in that time. If one
landed 1800, it is not hard to believe that
all the others landed 1200, especially, as
the boat referred to, was laid up for a long
time on account of low water, during
which smaller boats carried the freight.
A part of this is sold by wholesale to
retail dealers in other places in the county.
Bedford, Chester and Salisbury townships
are supplied by it, and, perhaps, a part of
two or three others. But the amount sup
plied by other places to the three first
named will more than make up for the
amount we sell lo others beside them.
In 1650, Pomeroy had one-third the
population of the three townships, which
may now bo placed at 12,000. This
would give at present for Pomeroy 4,000,
for it lias at least held its proportion.
There must be added for Coalport, Miners
ville and suburbs back of Pomeroy, say
2,000, making the present population
6.0O0, or, one-half of the population of
the three townships which consume the
3,000 barrels of whiky, making 1,5'jO fur
Pomeroy and its suburbs. But this is not
a fair showing, for Middleportis included
in these townships, which is supplied di
rectly by the boat and also supplies parts
of Salisbury and Bedford townships. And
in addition to this it should be remembered
that in places like Pomeroy, more liquor
ia consumed than in the rural districts and
smaller villages, in proportion to the num
ber of inhabitants. Beside the floating
portion of community, not counted in the
population, there is geneially a larger pro
portion of rcaidentb who aiu intemperate.
' Hence, we may safely set. down 2,000
barrels os the amount of intoxicating liquor
consumed annually in Pomeroy and its
subuibs.'And that, loo, beside the amount
used for medicinal and mechanical pur-
Eoses, for, we have not included wines,
randy, etc., which will more than make
up, for the amount of whisky used for
useful purposes. Neither do I include
beer, ale and porter, the statistics of which
I have not got at present. But leaving all
these out, it is bad enough. ; -
Two thousand barrels per annuml This
will give, according to our estimate, thir
teen gallons and one-third for every, man,
woman aud child in the place over one
nnart nor MrsAkwWi v 3'.-revi,'!--"4
1 j.-. .. . ,
Now at twenty-five cents per gallon,
which is about the wholesale price, this
will amount to $20 000, which is paid out
from our town, and for which we receive
nothing wyrse than nothing.
But these figures do not show the ex
tent of the traffic for it is all retailed at a
much higher price from thirty-five cents
to upward of two dollars per gallon. Set
ting the average retail price at fifty cents
per gallon, which is the lowest possible
estimate, we find that the traffic in Pome
roy and its subuibs will amount to at least
$40,000. This will give an average of
over six dollars for every man, woman and
Our whole couuly raised last year for
common schools, including teachers' sala
ries, building and repairing school houses,
Le-tc, $17,140 bb; not quite nail as muclt
s Pomeror and its suburbs paid for
If the amount paid out annually for
liquor for fifteen years were saved.it would
buy a home worth $500, for every family
in the place.-
- But we have not yet estimated the
whole cost of intemperance among us. It
is generally admitted that at least three
fourths of the cost of crin.e and pauperism
is charguble to intemperance. Seven of
the eight prisoners in our jail a few weeks
ago acknowledged that intemperance bad
brought them there. Crime and pauper
ism costs tbe sober and industrious portion
of our commuuity thousands of dollars
Thus far, we have only looked at the pe
cuniary aspect of this great evil. This is
bad enough, but not the worst, by any
means. Could we see the moral influence
of the traffic, in statistical form, it would
bo terrific. This we cannot do, but what
wo can see should arouse us to action.
In the corporal ion of Pomeroy there
are about tweniy-uvepraees wnere tne sale
of liquor is made a prominent part of bu
siness, and in a portion of these the en
tire business. In Coalport there are about
ten, aud in Minersville about six, in all
upward of forty. How awful the influ
ence that these places are exertingl Drink
ing liquor is not the only evii connected
wiih them, for there are cursing, swearing,
sabbath breaking, quarreling, fighting,
ambling, prostitution, etc., all of which
are generally connected, more or less, wiin
intemperance. There men are prepared
for any and every evil deed.
But these forty-one are not the only
places among us where liquor is old,
given uway and drank, and where these
concomitant evils are lo be found. Our
present liquor law, instead of "suppress
ing tippling-houses," has a tendency to
increase them. Its title, according to its
practical working, should be, "An act to
encourage every moderate drinker to set
up a tippling shop in his own house.
The sale of liquor to be drank on the
premises is forbidden by the law, but it
may be bought in any quantity, taken
home and there drank. Hence there are
many private houses in our town where
liquor is bought by the jug and occasion
ally by the barrel, and sold privately. The
number of these places I cannot uive, but
their name is Legion they are many.
Is it not high time for us to wake up
to a sense of our danger? Are we wil
ling that this stale of affairs shall continue,
periling the prosperity of our place, and
the best interests of our children and
friends? S. M. BRIGHT.
This should not be tlwa. ' The inner
should be sovereign, and '.the outer sub
servient in all the departments of life; not
oppressing it by tyranny, nor subjecting it
to needless penances; but' requiring that
which is duo "from an inferior to a supe
rior from its very weaknes4 requiring that
aid which elevates lo a holier plane.
It is only when the worlij. of feeling and
the world of sense are nicely balanced,
that perfect, harmony of character is at
tained. In this world, we must of course
be governed by its natural liiws, but we
should ever consider the cultivation of the
inner life not only a plea&nr but sacred
duty. It is this culliVHH(r:hat.is hovt
ening,'' link' by Tink.llie cliain between
man and the angels the camera, which
is catching glimpses of the elevated and
beautiful of our ideal Heaven.
Pomeroy, May, 1859.
For the Meigs County Telegraph.
The Inner and the Outward L.tfc.
Is tho World a ItUstnttc!
One of the saddest mistakes which good
people have made is in supposing the
world to be a mistake. To these people
and their number is not small the
earth is but a theatre of pain and sickness,
sorrow and death. Joy is illusive, pleas
ure a cheat, laughter a mockery, and hap
piness a thing impossible, and not even to
be looked for on this side the grave
The performance of all duty is the "ta
king ui" of what they call "a cross'
They are actual afraid to be happy, under
an overshadowing impression that they
have no right to be happy ui tins life.
They believe jhat there is something in
trinsically baja She world tl.ey inhabit,
and all the joy that proceeds lrom it.
They have an idea that the moral evil
which afflicts the human race has struck
in. All the suffeiings of the brute crea
tion their throes of labor, and sickness
of body, and pains of death are so many
voices proclaiming the fatal failure of
Adam. Human nature itself is an awful
thing. Ood is a great law-giver an inex
orable avenger, an awful judge, a Being
tobefeattd more than loved. .Lite is a
trial 6eyere, unrelenting, perpetual.
All that seems good and graceful and
glorious in the world is a hollow sham,
for the deception of the unwary and the
ruin of the unwise. -
aMaa I I I CTw
Hot and Cold Counts'.
"I understand that you liuve traveled
,"Yes, Sum; I have been all over this
"You have?". '.'. ' , ... .
r "Yes, sir."
"Well, how do you like South Amer
ica?" "Very well but some parts are allo
geder too hot."
"Why; it was to me, 'cause I didn't
wear any clothes hardly. It was so hot
at to melt people light down into dere
boots, and you'd see nufHu but whole
suits ob clothes wulkin' bout de streets."
"Whew! What other places have you
"I was up to de Norf Pole."
Well, did you find it cooler in thai
"You'd better believe it was cooler.
Why, Sam, ii was soculd, datone mornin'
I was talkin' to a man an' just as soon as
we would speak, de words would drop
from our mouths and fall onto de ground
into a concealment of ecstacies. We
talked half an hour, and dere was two
piles of words dat reach as high as our
"How did you know what you was
"Why, before we could understand
what we was talkin' aboul, we had to put
'em in a fry in' pan and fry 'em out!"
B? ALMENA C. SAUNDEHS.
The inner and the outward life; how
unlike, and yet how strange the thought,
that they are component parlof the same
existence; and how often it is, that the
outward, defaced and scarred by contact
with the clashing elemeuts which propel
the car of humau progress, is but an im
perfect mirror of the angel of the soul; that
veiled uun who has retired to the heart's
sanctuary as its convent, and whose beau
tiful face we sometimes behold, looking
out from the mortal bars which confine it
a prisoner. i
It is a pleasing thought which ia enter
tained by some, that augels impress the
tender aud susceptible minds ol children;
yet even more pleasant to indulge the
tiiucy that every spirit brings with it to
Us mortal abode a miniature of Heaven;
and why maj we not trust this is even so?
that those holier yearnings of our nature,
for something. higher and more sublimated
than we can here enjoy, are the pulsations
of the diviner part of our being?
And yet how little we strive to adorn
the temple of the inner life nor only this,
but darken its wiudows by the dust aud
cobwebs of the outward, until the inner is
paralyzed, and sinks into lethargy, to awa
ken no more uutil its unnatural partner,
the outward, shall have been consigned lo
its final prison-house, the grave.
How many are there, with whom we
are daily associated, whose inner life is aa
invisible to us as the angels are, rd
whose nobler thoughts are like the flowers,
fragrant and beautiful, yet ever voiceless,
finding no dialect to render themselves in
telligible to the ear rendered heavy by tbe
One of the most neglected of our small
fruits is the currant. If cultivated at all,
it is generally put in some fence corner in
the garden the grass is suffered to grow
around its roots and it is no wonder that
it rewards 6uch attention with inferior
fruit. None of our fruits reward kind at
tention with a more liberal returcinsr. To
ob:ain the lUrgest fruit and the greatest
yield; it should be planted in a rich well
pfeparel soil, which should receive good
cultivation during summer, or what is
belter, if a heavy mulching of straw or
coarse manure is applied in the spring, so
as to keep the ground moist and prevent
the growth of weeds, it will produce a
large crop of superior fruit. The currant
being a gross feeder, a good coating of ma
nure should be lorked in about the root
every year or two.
Being among our earliest fruits, it
should be used in every family. It has an
agreeable acid flavor, and ia highly promo
tive of health, ll can be used in the green
or ripe stale" for making pies, tarts, (Se
ll also makes a wine which is much prized,
and if cultivated for that purpose, it would
doubtless prove profitable. Among the
well tried varieties which have proved
worthy of cultivation are the red Dutch,
white Dutch, Cherry and white Grape.
The red Dutch, however, is one of the best
' Artiaciul Fuel. .
Little or no attention has been devoted
to this subject in. our. country, aud yet
it is one which should not be treated with
indifference. In England there are seve
ral large factories where it is made for
ocean steamers especially; and if found lo
be a profitable business there, we dc not
see why it may not be made so here. It
U generally composed of coal-tar irixed
wiih saw -dust and coal dust, all betted to
gether and then pressed into square Hocks.
Fine coal aud saw duit, that would other
wise be considered waste, are thus converted-
into a useful fuel, capable of being
jacked neatly and carried to any distance.
Sprluff Bird and Spring ..
It ia the precept of a certain beautiful
philosophy thai all things in the natural
world are emblems of the ideas and emo
tions of the 6oal. While the mere aspect
of nature delights the disciples of this phi
losophy, they read a divine beauty and
significance in every feature. To them
truly the stones preach, and the running
brooks are full of precious lore. Each
smallest flower has for them a language
more pure and, heavenly than the East
ever dreamed, and even the noxious weeds
are eloquent of Him who permits evil that
love may exist. The pensive trees lifting
their great army-in voiceless orisons &r
not mule to them; the little wind that
shakes the water-lily, and the storms that
"by tlielr spurs pluck up
The pine aud cedar,"
breath alike to each heart their kindred to
its own gentle affections and unbridled
It is by earnest study that the many
arrive at the comprehension of these
things; but the poet, who is wiser than all
the learned, knows them by intuition. He
lives in this emblem-world, and uses
words according to their interior meaning.
The children are at play, and his own
child-like heart unspoiled by success, and
unwarped by failure, goes out in loving
greeting to them, and he cries to them
" Vonr thoughts are alanine swallows
Wlicro thu brooks of morning run."
What need of teachings to him on
whose heart all august, ami beautiful and
eternal truths are written ? What need
of books to tell him that the earthly sym
bols of thoughts wre birtU?
It made the rooming walk pleasanter to
think of this. The grass was growing
green in all the yards; the soft maples with
their crimson tloweis were haunted by
innumerable bees, that made an instant's
drowsj music in the ear as you passed;
the lilac was unsheathing its sharp but
tender leaves; and the rose-trees were
hiding their purple limbs in vivid verdure.
All th) air was full of the songs of birds.
The robin had not yet ended his matin;
(he black-birds alighted upon the tallest
tres, and chirruped, and made merry
in the black-bird fashion; and the blue
bird flew from bough to bough, and
swelled his little throat with incessant
lays of love, none of them more than eight
syllables long, and seemingly all of the
same purport. (Alas! that there is no
learning lo translate the song of birds,
and give us in English verse their sweet
plaints and dainty maurignls ! )
The air was fresh and mild, tho morn
insr sun shone with that golden light that
it used to have long ago; and it wa pleas
ant to put i he poet's words to the niu.sic
of one a own fancies, and to chant with
"silent song" the beautiful lines :
"Your thoughts nro singing swallows
Where the brooks of morfiinx ruu."
After a while the swallows will be
building roud-nests, and then comes care
and grief. As yet, however, they are free
to career and sing in the spring-time of
the boul, and the beautilul childhood of
the year. Do you see how the notion
assesses one? It is hard to separate the
jirds and the thoughts wlion you once
have them together; and one's own ideas
become garrulous bob-o-links and would
be ilying about tho meadows ot June,
when liiey should bo bnef-songed blue
birds, exulting in the April sun.
When the long absent birds return, and
fill the desolate places with their joy of
life, theie are lew hearts in which the
thoughts do not carol back to them. ' In
the heart of youth, the thoughts of hopn
are blithe; and in the heart of age, the
thoughts of memorv make music, add lift
it upon their bright wings and bring it
again to the brooks of morning, where no
autumn leaves crimson the silver water,
and the sun si ines forever through caress
ing boughs that stood to clasp and kiss
the dancing ripples.
Longfellow, in his "Kavacagh," calls
the awakening of the earth from her long
winter dream of frost and snow, the mira
cle of spring. In the same sense, all the
changes of nature are miracles; the pass
ing day and coming night, Ihe wonder of
light, the marvel of darkness, "and the
succession of the seasons in their order.
But most in this lime of softening air,
green-growing grass, unfolding leaves,
and singing birds, the hand of the miracle-
worker is visible. It is wonderful to see
the hard bctighs, thttt but n w looked
grim aud liteless as me memoers ot a
skeleton, clothing themselves in lender
foliage; aud the fields that yesterday were
gray-yellow, and saddened with the tears
I 1'eorurtry, now viviuiy origin wiin
It is not alone in nature that this world-
old, ever-new miracle is wrought. Now,
too, the Immortal seems to have its spring,
and puts on its April robes, and opens its
leaves to the warmth ot the sun which
typifies the divine love in heaven; and the
good and puie thoughts, that were hid
away in the dark clefts, or may be, some
autumn long ago, look flight for sunnier
climes, appear ouce more, flying back like
the spring birds, to their old abode, where
they sang of yore.
The birds and the thoughts ngain! You
cannot keep ihein apart. They are jut
alike. ' Only the thoughts live always.
Alas! that our thoughts should not sing
always, even when the fervid August
drinks dry the brooks ot morning, or De
cember suiys their running with links of
ice. O. i. Journal.
A Little German Story.
A countrymaD one day returning from
the oily, took home with him five of the
finest peaches one could possibly desire to
see, and as Ins children had never beheld
the fruit before( they rejoiced over them
exceedingly, calling them the fine apples
with rosy cheeks, and soft, plum-like
skins. The father divided them amont
his four children, and retained one for
their mother. "In the evening, ere the
children had retired to their chamber, the
father questioned them by asking
"How did you like the soft, rosy
"Very much, indeed, dear father."
said the eldest boyj "it is a beautiful fruit
so acid, and yet so nice and soft to the
ttste; 1 have carefully preserved the stone
that l may cultivate a tree.
"Right, and bravely dor.e," said the
father; "that speaks well for regarding the
luture with care, and is becomiug a youug
"1 have eaten mine, and tlnown the
stone away," said the youngest; "besides
which, mother gave me half of hers. Oh
it tasted so sweet, aud so melting to my
"Indeed, answered the father, thou hast
not been prudent. However, it was very
natural and childlike, aud displays wis
dom enough for your years."
"I have picked up the stone;" said tho
second son, "which my little brother
threw away, and cracked it, and eaten tho
kernel, it was as sweet as a nut to the
taste; but my peach I have sold for so
much money, that when I go to the city
1 can buy twelve ot llieiu.
The parent shook his head reprovingly,
"Beware, my boy, of avarice. Pru
dence is all very well, but such couduc
as yours is uuchildlike and unnatural
Heaven guard thee, my child, from the
fate of a miser. And you, Edmuud?"
asked the farther turning to his third son,
who openly and frankly replied
"I have given my peach lo the son of
our neighbor the sick George, who has
had a fever, lie would not lake it. so I
left it on his bed, aud I have just come
"Now," said the father, "who has done
the best with his peach?" " "
"Brother Edmund!" the three exclaimed
aloud, "brother Edmund!"
Edmund was still and silent, and the
mother kissed him with teats of joy iu her
A String of Ctariout Furls.
It is not natural for a cow, any more
than for any other female animals, to give
milk when she has no young to nourish.
The permanent production of milk is a
modihed animal function, produced by an
artificial habit for several generations. In
Columbia, the habit of milking cows hav
ing been laid aside, the natural state of
the function has been restored. The se
cretion of milk continues only during the
sunking of the calf, and is only an occa
sional phenomenon. If the calf dies the
milk ceases to flow, and it is only by keep
ing him with his dam by day, Unit an op
portunity for obtaining milk by night can
The barking of dogs is an acquired
hereditary instinct, supposed to have orig
inated in an attempt to to imitate the hu
man voice. Wild dogs and domestic
breeds which become wild, never bark,
but howl. Cats, which so disturb civil
ized communities by their midnight "C.tt-
envaul," in their wild state in South
America are quite silent.
The dirfuifciice between tho skulls of the
domestic hog and wild boar is as great as
that between the buropeati and negro
skull. Domesticated animals that have
subsequently run wild in the forest, after
a few generations lose all traces of their
domestication, and are physically different
from their tame originals.
Animalcules have been discovered so
small that one million would not exceed a
grain of sand, and five hundred millions
would sport in a drop or water, x el 'each
of these must have blood-vessels, nerves,
muscles, circulating fluids, etc., like large
Animal aud Veritable Life.
There is nothing short of revelation that
more beautifully or satisfactorialy proves
the existence of an Almighty mind than
the fewness and simplicity of the ultimate
elements of animal and vegetable life.
Thus, there are but four elementary prin
ciples essentially necessary, and but six
generally employed, to torm every variety
of organic life; nitrogen, carbon, oxygen,
and hydrogen are tho basis, to which sul
phur and phosphorus may be considered
supplementary. With these, hiliuitely
varied in their atomic proportions, are
built up not only the whole animal kin
TbcIniierltKan. A -.1
Most men make the mituke of living"
too much outside of themselves.. They
throw themselves into the out-of-door ac
tivities of life with an ardor of devotion
that unhinges their true nature. They acw
cumulate wealth, they acquire knowledge.'
or thoy cultivate accomplishments uutil
they become warped, cramped, or de
formedone portion of their powers ex
panding at the expense of others.
How many men who have tpent their
lives in some wordly pursuit, find them
selves in old age, the slaves of iron habits,
and incapable of enjoying all the higher
aud purer pleasuiers of life!
Now life was not given nieiely for flit
outwurd effort, but mainly for inward cul
tivation. We are lo make ihe most of
ourselves give all our powers due expan
sion, aud cherish an inner life that will
make us independent of outward circum
stances. The man who lives only ia
his worldly pursuits is ever iu danger of
moral bankruptcy. When ihe outer
World fa Is him be has no inner world
from which to draw strength for the
battle of life. Not long since a man in
this State hanged himself because fll-t.
health deprived him of ihe power to labor.
When he could no longer work, he said,
he no longer wished lo live. Ho had
lived too much in his labor, aud had ling
lccted to provido an inner retreat from the
pains uud misfortunes of life.
What a miserable mockeiy it is to know
that we have accumulated a fortune, or
achieved an object of ambition, if in the
pursuit wo have wrecked our manhood!
luward growth, not outward accumula
tion, is ihe true object of existence.
Life, rightly lived, mounts ever upward,
and may reach at its latest hour its
happiest condition the crowning beauty
and perfection of earthly existence.
The Purity ol Character.
Over the beauty of the plum and apri
cot, there grows a bloom and beauty more
exquisite than the fruit itself a soft, deli
cate blush that overspreads its blushing
cheek. Now if you strike your hand over
that, and it is once gone, it is gone for
ever, for it never grows but once. The
flower that hangs iu the morning im
peai led with dew arrayed as no queenly
woman was ever arrayed with jewels
onco shake it, so that tho beads roll off.
and you may sprinkle water over it as you
please; yet il can never be made what it
was when the dew fell silently upon it from
heaven. On a frosty morning, you may
see the panes of glass covered with land
scapes, mountains, lakes, trees bleuded
in a beauiuul lantastic picture. .Now lay
your hand upon the glass, and by the
scratch of your finger, or by the warmth
of your palm, all the delicate tracery will
So there is in youth a purity and beauty
of character, which, when touched and
defiled, cau never be restored, a fringe
more delicate than frost-work, and which,
when torn and broken, will never be re-
embroidered. A man who has spotted
aud soiled his garments in youth, though
he may seek lo make them white again,
tan never wholly do it, even were he to
wash them in his tears, when a young
man leaves his father's house, with ths
blessing of his mother's tears still wet'
upon his forehead, if he onco lose that
early purity of charactei, it is a loss thau
is can never make whole again. Such is .
the consequence of crime.
jr"If any people in the world ever
needed an auosile lo cast their devils out,
it is ours who live in this water logged
country. The miasmatio poison of our
Swamps and Marshes becomes a veritable
devil in the blood, to revel in the "Ague
Cure" is said to be the apostle we need,
and some of our neighbors who have tried
it, confirm the j;xrt. Jorunal, J'Uno,
m, but also every Variety of the.Vegeta
e world from wheat, the "staff of life,"
to the poison of the deadly Upas tree. It
is also worthy of remark that these four
elemental principles are those also of
which both air aud water may be consid
ered in truth and fact as being the original
elements of organic life. Dr. Toulmin.
A Fkbe Pulpit. Rev. 8. Garber, a
minister of the Dunker denomination, re
cently preached a sermon in Washington
county, Tenu., in which, after alluding'in
general terms to the sin of oppression, ho
stated that slavery might be included un
der that head, but that was a subject on
which he did not feel at liberty to speak.
A great excitement eusued, and a few days
after the reverend gentlHraan was arrested
for preaching an abolition sermon, and
fined 8234, notwithslauding that the
church before which he delivered the ob
noxious discourse, unanimously testified
that there was nothing said by him wlkjuh
could justily the charge of pleaching spe
cially against alavery. Cin. Guz.
it5?" You've no wife I beliese," :-aid
Mr. Blank to his neighbor. "No, fir,"
was the reply, "I never was married."
'Ah, said Mr. Blank, "you are a happy
dog!" A short time after, Mr. Blank, iit
addressing a married man said,' "You
ntve a wife, sir?" "Yes, sir a wife and
three children." "Indeed," said Mr.
Blank, "You are a happy man!" "Why,
Mr. clank, said one of the company,
'your remarks to the unmarried and mar
led seem to conflict somewhat." . "Not at
ill not at all, sir. There ia a difference
in my statements. Please be more ob
serving, sir. I said the man who had no
wife was a "happy dog," and the man who
had a wife was "a happy man " Nothing
conflicting, sir nothing at all. 1 know
what I say, sir!"
j"A thief went into the hall of a
boaiding housf, while the boarders were
at supper nnd gathered up all the hats on
the table. He was making his way out,
when a boarder came in, and asked him
what he was about. "0," says the thief.
"I'm taking the gentlemen's hats round lo
Lcary's to get smoothed." "Well," re
plied the boarder, "take my hat, too."
"Certainly, sir," said the' accommodating
loafer, and vanished with the booty.
Jjy-The Wheeling "Intelligencer"
gives the following glowing accounts of
the signs of the season iu that region:
The fruit trees are blanketed in blos
soms, the turf is greening beneath the sun,
and the birds are talking xbout uest-mak-ing
on every fence-rail. Spring may now
be looked upon as fairly set in. A few
days like yesterday, uni tho pic-nic sea
bou will be at its commencement. So be it!
IlKALTn. Health is the highest reve-
ration of God in nature. It is the foun
tain of strength, beauty, intellect and hap
piuess. How many understand God's laws
of health? Iu other words, ho many un
derstand human physiology? Not oue in
ten thousand! We have loo much gospel
and loo little common sense. We hould
much like to see a "revival"upoii theabovo
subject a common sense revival.
XrThe love of the bean;wJ and tru.
like the dew-drop in the heart of the ciy
tal, remsinw forever clear suV pu; u ;ho
lutnost bLi'ihe oi (he tsuul.