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UMTlfiD STATES HOTEL. M. A-
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..j. . fjy, O- Hi'Mudwvtitru- to aw'oimiwiJttUtftvh ma"
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rjceivo u cottHtuiilly hiereaHing pmrouiig.'. 3-5-ly.
"l itV'Gi ' Q US G KOCIiKIK SCL O T I II N G . "
A. L. STANSBURYrwiwletfKl7'Gicer,
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HT.I.KI! ni.ll,;,. fi,..,..av auA .
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American and Swede nail rods, steel and iron
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Lumber sawed to order on short nnlicc. Plasterlnfr
lath coiHtanlly on hand, fur sale. 1 I
JOHN S. DAVIS, has his Planing Ma-
cliine.on Sugar Kun, Pomeroy, In pood order, and
constant operation. Plojonir, wwatlier-bounllne,
die., kept constantly on hand, to (III orders. I-lli
JFKTER LTM BRECHT, Watclmnker &
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Articlas, Court street, below the new Banking
louse, Pomeroy. Wutchcs, Clocks and Jewelry
carefully repaired ou-short notice. l-l
W. A. AUJHlfRTWatchrnaker and Jew-
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Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Goods, Front-st,, above
the Remington House, Pomeroy. Particulurntten
tlon paid to repairing all articles n my lino. 1-1
BOOTS AND SHOES.
T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of Boots
and Shoos, Front Stroot, three doors above Stone
bridge. The best of work, for Ladies and Gentle-
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IVIcQUlGG& SMITH, Leather Dealers
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and opposite Branch's More, Pomeroy, O
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. "Salt twenty-live
cents per bushel. Office near the Furnace.
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POMEROY Salt Company. Salt twenty
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F. E. HUMt-HREY, Blacksmith, in hi?
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Job Work of all kinds, Horse-s)ioelng,dc., executed
with neatness and dispatch. - 1-1
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JXME"SIGHT, Saddle and Harness
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D. C. WHALEY. Surgeon Dentist,
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Mldillonort, O. All operations pertaining to the
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A SUPERIOR lot of Pocket Cutlery, may
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June2l-25-3m. P. LAMBRECHT.
IF I WERE A V.OIOE.
BY CHARLKB HACKAY.
If I wcro A volco, a iierauastvo voice,
That could travel the wide world throng...
I would fly on the ben ins of tho morning light,
And speak to mon with a gentle might,
And tell them to bo true. -
I'd fly, I'd fly, o'er land find sen,
Wherever a umnnn heurl might be,
Tolling a tnlo, or singing a song,
In pmUe of tho right, in blumo of the wrong.
If I were a voice, a consoling voice,
1M fly un wings of air
The homes of sorrow and guilt I'd seek,
And calm ami truthful words I M speuk,
To Hitve them from despair.
I'd fly, I'd fly, o'er the crowded town,
And drop, like thehiiniv suuliirul. down
Into Hie heitrta of Bulftiring men,
And teach them to rejoice again.
If I were a voice, a convincing voice, '
I'd travel with the wind,
And whenever I auw the nations torn
By warfare, jealousy and scorn,
Or hatred of their kind,
I'd fly, I'd fly, on tho thunder ernh( ,
And into their blinded bosoms lluu;
And, all their evil thoughts subdued,
I'd Leu ill them tiirialiiin brotherhood.
If I were a voice, a prevailing voice,
I'd seek the kings or eurtli;
I'd find them alone on their beds ni iilslit.
And whinper lemons that should gdde them right
iiefHuua in pneeiens worm;
I'd fly more swift tliun the swiftest bird,
And tell tho things Ihey never heard
Truths which the uges foruyo repeal
Unknown to the stnU'suiun at their feet.
If I were a volco, an immortal voice,
J'd fcpeak in the people's ear;
And whenever they shouted "Liberty,'
W ithout deserving to bo free,
I'd make their error clour.
I'd fly, I'd fly,on tho wings or day,
Rebuking wrong on my world-wide way,
And making all the world rejoice
If 1 wero a voice un immoilul voice.
rOURPENC E -HALFPEMN Y.
A TALE OP CHIME AND AFFECTION.
BY JL PHISOM CHAI'LAIX.
There was a cliinltirig of clmiiid within
(lie cell as the turnkey opened (he dour to
me. I had come to prepare the mind of
the dootred to meet death on the morrow.
"Slmll I lock you in with him, or wait?"
asked the turnkey, as he slooj holding the
half-opened, massive door, which was as
ihick as a family Bible, and all battened
with iiun bars, and studded with the heads
of enormous nails, while the locks there
t.ere two were a foot square, and of vast
The only light which entered the cell
passt.-ii through a barred lattice in .the door,
a lew inches siiuaie. In the rear, hiirh.
up, was a crevice for air, but it opened
.only- int tha. vontUou.ii. .Tlo .. V-U vnu
seven teet long, six and a bait high, and
three feet widt. Tlieie was a cot bed in it
two feet wide, and sava one foot space, as
long as lie cell. It was a lotnb lor a liv
ing man, in which lie was buried before he
im s dead.
It Wil3 pll-HBailt TllUlSthiy llfteillOon.
All WHS lltisllilie llllll life WltllOUt. It W8S
ja ibw monieills bi'l'ore Iliy eyes becimu UC-
(usiometl lo the uloom.
'Lock me in," 1 had replied; "I shall
bo here half an hour, and your services
may be elsewhere needed."
The turnkey shoved the enormous bnlts,
double locking the cell, and 1 heard his
Upon the side of the cot sat a pale
young man, with wild eyes and a fixed,
resoluie compre68ure of t he lips. He was
heavily chained by the ankles to a ring in
the floor. There were manacles upon his
wrists as large as ox-chains, for he had
twice broken prison, and was known to be
a desperate man.
"You sent for me, Cullingham," I said,
quietly, as I laid my hand mildly and
kindly upon his wrists, as his hands lay
upon his knees, grasping them, "I have
come at your lequesi. I am pleaned that,
alter reluming the conso'aiions of religion,
you have voluntarily asked for' them."
"Religion is of no use to me now, sir.
I am too far gone in the devil's way ever
to hope to get to Heaven. I've been re
ligious once, but that's past. There is no
more repentance for me, and I haven't
time to repent, as I am to be hanged to
"Why did you send for me?" I asked.
"To talk with you. I am in horrors
when alone. You nn do me as much
good by staying with me as by trying to
convert me, which will be of no use. Be
side, sir, I wish to tell you how I came to
be here. I wish to unburden my mind to
some human being before I leave the world,
but mainly I wish to show my wife's in
nocence. I wish you 10 hear my story,
and when I am dead, let the world know
her innocence of that crime. Sit down,
sir, and listen to me awhile. Her mem
ory must be cleared."
I yielded to Iris request, and took a seat
on the side of the cot with him, resolving,
afier he should have done, to bring to bear
upon him the offers of God's mercy through
the cross, even to the chiefest criminals.
"You know, sir, 'hat my lather was a
man in good circumstances for a country
merchant. He was not religious, but a
moral man, and brought me up in the fear
of God as well as he could. I was fifteen
yea 1 8 old when, one daj, my father's clerk,
in going out of the counting-room with
tome money, accidentally left a fourpeuce
halfpenny on the desk. At the sight, I
fell a covetous d sire to possess it. My
con.science told me it was wrong. I had
never taken anything not belonging lo me.
This temptation was great because I had
been all day wishing to ak my lather for
just this burn lo buy a top (all the boys
had lops), and wai afraid to, as he was
vny close, and seldom gave me any money.
I let it lay lor ten minutes, and as the clerk
did not comeback, I stifled my conscience,
and slipped it off upon the floor, and
covered it with a piece of paper with my
foot, thus leaving a loop-hole for escape
should it be missed.
"An hour elapsed, and the clerk having
oo we and gone several times, I watched
' InciOpondGnt in tliixiiew-lNroTXtra,! in ixotliixiS-"
my opportunity, ami, with a burning face,
raised it, and concealing it in my shut
hand, thrust the hand into my pocket, and
went whistling and blushing out of door
Sir, that first theft placed me here. I
exahanite for that piece of silver, behold
these heavy chains of iron on my hands
and leet. In tun hand 1 secreted tf
money. See the hand now, locked in bolts
of iron. Ah, sir, warn the young lad
against the nrst lliettl
"This successful pilfering tempted me
again. The clerk slept in the same room
with me. When he went to bed one nigl:
I heard money rattle in his trowsers pocket
as he flung them oil upon the floor. J. he
idea that I might take a iiinepence, and
Ilia' it would PB.Vej.JWliaiHSssd,.. toofcs votr
session of me. It was, however," not until
I had thought it over for thtee nights
that I resolved and dared to attempt it.
He was a heavy sleeper. I crept out of
bed and along the floor, and put my hand
unseen by any but God s great eye, into
his pocket, 1 felt noiselessly for a nine
pence, but there was nothing less than
quarter of a dollar. I hesitated, and was
startled at the ldeaot taking so much, and
lean til he might miss it, careless as h
was of change; but the devil urged me on
and I took it. I hid it under a corner o
the rug, so that if he missed and looked
for it, it might easily be found, and be
supposed to have rolled out. He did not
miss it, and hence my courage to take, at
another time, halt a dollar. Ah, sir, tha
fouipence-halfpenny! That was the
minnow-hook which the devil bailed to
catch my soul with!
"In the course of two months I had ab
stracted from his pocket, in bits, at least
six dollars, and from my father s niuedol
lais: for my success with the clerk
change tempted mo to try my father's
pockets by stealing into his bed-room when
he was asleep.
"As few men seldom count their loose
pocket-money, of these pillerings (at uo
one time over a halt a dollar, and usually
in much less pieces) 1 was, unloitunately,
not detected, for it 1 had been, it migiit
have checked my career in time.
Five months after I had commenced this
petty thieving, silencing my conscience
with the Bmallness ot the Bums taken, and
that it was mostly my fathei's money,
( torgetling that it is as great guilt to stea
from a father as from a stranger, if not ac
. ii- i. - .i i- . .
many more wicaeu, i my iamer jell lo yo
on a collecting tour, and the clerk being
sick, I was desired to remain in the count-
mg-room to give answers to people who
came on hiiwinpua- - J o loa u.u ivo lutieie
from the post-office. In looking the,3e
over, I saw one of them evidently had bills.
I was satisfied of ihis by holding it up to
the light, and seeing the vigneite through
the thin letter paper.
"Here now, sir, was a temptation, and
one I neve; should have had, nor the devil
have dared to have presented to me, bul
for c.lint first fouipence-halfpenny.
" 'No,' said. I to the devil; 'no. These
are bills. That is too much. I dare not
think of such a thing.' So I put ihe letter
" But a dozen times in the di.y the temp
tation came back upon me. That nighi 1
could not sleep till late, for thinking of it.
"I finally went to 6leep, resolving I
would just open the letter, and see how
much was in it. I could seal it again.
It would do no haim. There was no dan
ger of my taking a bill.
"The letter was from a country town
the hand-writing that of an illiterate per
son. It was sealed in the old-lnshioned
way with a wafer. I locked the counting
room door, guarded against being over
looked, and then softened the wafer on my
tongue. 1 opened the unresisting seal
with fear and trembling. It was horn a
customer, who hud owed my father three
years, and was now only able to send him
twenty-five dollars. The money was in a
five, a three, four twos, and the rest one
dollars bills. I looked wistfully at the
bills, but folded the letter up, anil put it
away wiih the money in it. I did not re
seal it, sir, and thus I voluntarily left the
devil's door open. That evening a boy
told me tnere was to be a training in the
next town the next day, and asked me to
go halves with him to hire a gig. I was
ashamed to say I had no money. I wished
to go. I thought of the iwetity-hve dol
lars, and said yes,' inwardly resolved to
abstract a one dollar bill only, and replace
it in some way (perhaps I intended to do
it from the clerk's pockets at night) before
my father came back. 1 took the bill, sir.
"But why need I detain you here, sir?
but it relieves me to tell you this. These
were my first steps, sir, into guilt. My
father did not return for two weeks. Be
fore that the whole iweniy-five dollars had
been taken away by me, beginning at the
smallest bill, and, as I grew bolder, ending
at the large one. I spent it in riding,
suppers and dissipation. 1 now dreaded
to meet my father. It would never do to
give him the If tier. So I destroyed it, sir.
1 resolved lo be quiet, and that the writer
would suppose it had been lost in the mail.
. "Well, thiee weeks after my father's
return, he asked me if I had received such
a letter. I was nearly choked with terror,
but relieved myself with a lie. I said
such a letter had never oome that I knew.
"But . lies, like murders, will out. The
postmaster, in reply to an inquiry fnm my
father, said firmly he had received and de
livered such a letter to me. My father
then accused me of the theft. I confessed
it, and, to escape the punishment which
he prepared for me, I fled from his pres
ence. I got on board a sloop going down
the river, and reached to citv of B .
There I shipped before the mast, and went
on a foreign voyage. But the spirit of
theft was in me. . I stole the captain's
gold, wax arrested and tried on the return
voyage, and thrown into prison. I escaped
and became burglar, and joined myself
with counterfeiters. Ab, sir, that little
POMEROY, TUESDAY, AtfclJST 16, 1859.
six and a quarter cent piece 'bore evil frail
alter beinir planted in my pocket.
"Now, sir, not to be tedious, I will
come to the present affair. - Aa a counter
feiter, I had plenty of money; dressed well,
and was regarded m a vtWn where I
opened a cigar shop as a respectable, well-to-do
young mam I won the; heart there
of Charlotte Foley, ihe daughter of an
academy preceptor. . She jias, as you
know, sir, for you have seenr, beautiful
and amiable. I loved her fts passionately
as she loved me! 1 had been.puirried five
months and 6he suspected nothing wrong,
although I was then one of the leading
men of a gang of twenty-four counterfeit
ers. At length I was bo'yid by one of
the young men of the 'giti4yho- had a
passion for my wife, and wfshed to get me
out of the way! Yes, sirythat was the
motive of Kendall Morton's informing
upon me! Bui he has had his reward!
This hand sent the bullet to his brain
which has avenged me! You know, sir,
how 1 was arrested after having killed two
of the officers, and that I was sentenced to
death on my trial! That six-and-quar-ter
cents, sir, has thus been the deaih of
three men, to say no more of what came
after! j "
'Well, when Charlotte knew that she
had been married to a counterfeiter she did
not give me up, as some would have done!
She clung to me! She Btrove to see me in
prison; but at the request of her angry fa
ther, she was forbidden to visit me as I
lay under sentence of death. But man
had no power lostop her affection for mel
She sought the Governor! She implored
forgiveness for me! She entreated for
commutation of my sentence to imprison
ment for life! When he refused, she
rested not until she had got hundreds of
signatures to a petition to him. She
achieved her affectionate purpose. I was
removed from this very conden.ned cell
where 1 now am once more' sentenced to
die, to the Penitentiary! Now, sir, comes
the bitterest cup I have drank!
"A wicked one told my poor young wife,
when 6he wns again denied seeing me,
that if she would commit a Small crime of
some sort that would send her to the Pen-
teniiary, she might be with 'me and share
my cell! He who told this Jvas that devil
Morton; for, findinjr that shi (vas faithful
and true to me, ad despised him and his
arts, he laid this trap to rum her torever
by making a convict ol her!, lie took ad-
aniage ot her simplicity and her deep
love for me, aware that she io'uld do any
thing lobe re-united with rnl! . Ah, sir, I
ww i.U . ur.i-l 1-F ual . d&. .... . U7..1 1-
she ''stile the first thina fdte could lay her
innds on. It was t lie watch of a lawyer's
wife who lived near her. The 'awyerap
peared against her! She confessed her
uilt, as you know! but not the motive!
I his 1 now tell you, sir, that the world
may know it.. She was sent to the rem
teniiary one year! But was she put into
my cell? Did I see her? Ah, sir, you
now how it was.
Here be groaned heavily and buried his
face in his hands! For some time he re
mained sileni and evidently overcome with
He said nVhily that I knew how it was.
I will tell the reader. The theft which
the beautiful and unhappy counterfeiter's
wile had commuted created great surprise.
Her trial created a great deil of interest
and of sympathy tor her. But as the
watch was lound on her person and she
confessed the theft, the law had to take its
cou'se. Who present read her heart?
Who there suspected that she had com
muted a crime in hopes to rejoin liercrimi-
al husband in his cell: What marvelous
affection for an unworlhy object! What
epih ot love to sn tor the sake ot the
loved one himself a sinner! When she
was taken to the Penitentiary, she was
smiling and W'ppy all the way. The war
den placed n0l' at once in the woman's
ward. She had no sooner had her lono-
air severed from her head and been clad
n the blue prison gown, thau she asked
the keeper eagerly:
Where is my husband? I must be
taken to him! Where is Henry?"
"You can t see him, mam, here! You
may be here aearand he wouldn't know
"What, shall I not see my husband
here?" she repeated. "They told me so?"
"Ihey lied, then, answered the man,
roughly, as he locked the door and went
out. There were several convict women
present. She turned to them. They as
sured her she would not see him at all!
One ol the women has told me the scene
that follotved; "When she was convinced
of it she began to tear her hair and shriek,
and beat the bars, and call on 'Henry 1
Henry! Your Charloiie is here! Come to
roe for they will not let me come to you!'
She shrieked and raved until the keepers
had to confine herl All that night and
the next day she did nothing but shriek
and cull her husband, till she fainted away
as one dead! When they brought her to,
she took on again so dreadfully and piti
il'ully that ihe prison doctor baid she would
go mad, and must see her husband!"
So far the convict woman. '
The rules of the prison were then re
laxed, and the prisoner was sent for. He
had heard her shrieks across the yard and
recognized her voice. When he came in,
in chains put upon him for precaution,
she was crouched in the ashes of the open
fire-place, (it was summer and no fire in
it,) and rocking herself to and fro and
singing a low plaint. As soon as1 she
heatd his voice she shrieked his name, and
rising leaped into his arms!
The husband was overcome, His frame
shookl The sight of her unmanned him,
while this proof of her love melted his
soul.-fFor a few moments he held her in
his niffiiacled arms close to his heart.
Then he tried to diseagage her to look in
her face. But she clung tp him wity the
phrensy of despair. ,
"No no no! I will never, never leave
my husband. God joined us together
let no man put us asunder!"
"Go! Leave. us a few moments to
gether," he said, hoarsely.
The men went out, locking them in
only a deaf and dumb woman being left in
After about ten minutes there was heard
a wild shriek. They opened the door, and
lo! the young wife lay upon the floor a
corpse. A wound upon her temple showed
that she had been slain' by a blow; and
blood -on the bar which united his wrists
showed that he was the author of her
deat h I
He did not . resist those who secured
mm. lie made no explanation, lie was
silent before the court, and only smiled
grimly when he received sentence ot death
Up to the evening before the day set
for his execution he had refused to see me
My surprise and gratification, therefore,
were great when the messenger came
whose summons 1 now obeyed.
I will now resume Cullingham 's own
narrative, which, afier several minutes'
silence, bis face hidden in his hands, he
'Yes you know I killed her! but you
don't know why. She told me in the biief
space that we were left together why she
had stolen the watch. Sir it nearly
killed me to be so loved! She then wanted
to know if we could never meet again. I
assured her, sadly, that it was all in vain
lor her to hope.
" 'Then please kill me how, Henry! I
am going crazy! If they take you from
me I shall go mad! Oh! kill me now I
am so unhappy. Let medio now if we
can never be together, for I can look down
from Heaven, if God forgives me, and see
youthen, i talk crazed, don t if Please
to kill me, Henry.'
"So she talked, sir, to mo. I could see
her eyes were wild and crazed. I was
put beside myself by her rniseiy. I
pressed her to my hetrt, kissed her lips,
struck her one blow upon the temple, and
she lay at my feet, dead! Now, sir, you
know all all! To-morrow 1 die!
Here he wa silent and thoughtful. He
then laughed hollowly, and said
"If your Bible is true I shall never see
her again, for she is innocent and in
Heaven. But, su , my heart tells me she
is near me. Last night I saw her plainly
in my cell here a bright, glorious spirit!
Sir, she will follow my spirit into hell!"
"Young man, this language is unbe
coming," I said. Would you wish to
Jia& ' r'v llglt, nhii
you, who have rendered her life so
"God forbid! .No, sir. I could bear the
tortures of the damned if 1 believed Char
lotte was happy in Paradise. You .are
talkini; out your prayer-book it is no use,
sir! Prayers will do me no good. I have
no heart to repent no time in the sixteen
hours left me to make my peace for my
" 'While tho lamp holds out to burn
Tho vilest sinner nuiy return,1 "
I repeated, as these lines caught my eves
in a hymri-book which some one had given
No, no! Burn my lamp with the devil's
oil all my life, and at ihe elevnth hour,
when the oil is gone, blow the smoke in
the Lord's face! I'm no hypocrite, sir.
I thank you for coming to see me, and
especially for listening to me. I hope you
will clear Charlotte's character."
"I promise to report what you have
: It is all true. Now, sir, if you will stay
with me, or send some one to do so I
can't bear to be alone."
I informed him il was out of my power
to remain; and as he spurned pi ayer and
counsel, I must leave him to the mercy of
He made no reply. The turnkey now
came and released me, and with a sad
heart I took leave of the hardened crim
As the heavy door was closing upon
him, he called out
"Tell the boys in your school, sir, about
the lourpence-hallpenny, and what iron
fruil such stolen silver seed will yield in
the end!" and as he spoke he shook his
manacles and fetters lill they rung again.
The next day he sutlered the full pen
alty of the law, dying without fear and
without repentance, leaving in Ins (ate a
warning to all who yield to temptation in
trifles shutting their eyes lo the fact that
a gimlet hole will sink a ship as surely a3
one made with an auger, give it time.
A Curious Itcsui rcctlon Case.
The Columbus "Fact" says:
A curious case occurred last week at
Rome, in Franklin county, Ohio. Mrs.
Peters, wife of a German of that name,
afier a short illness, was supposed to have
died. Her husband made immediate ar
rangements for her funeral, having pro
cured a coffin in this city. On placing
her body in the conin, a general perspira
tion was observed throughout (he skin,
which was reported to the husband, with
the suggestion that the burial be deferred,
in the hope of reanimation. To this the
husband objected, and had her interred
the same day, (Saturday.)
After the burial services wer over, some
relatives of the supposed deceased, who
reside in this city, rrrived at Rome to at
tend the funeral, which had already taken
place, and hearing of the circumstances,
caused the body, which then had been
four hours in the grave, to be disinterred,
when, to their surprise and joy, they found
signs of life still remaining. Restoratives
being administered, Mrs. Peters gradually
recovered, was taken by her'friends to this
city, and is now well. We are informed
that she refuses to again live with her hus-
bAnd. The circumstances connected with
the affair are strange indeed, and should
1. -A.. liANTa cfa Co., 3tx tolls li e-
Examination of Tcuclit'i's.
The following questions were propoun
ded for written answers at tho Examina
tion of Teachers on the 6th inst.
1. What belong to Nouns?
2. What does the positive degree of an
adjective show? Comparative? Super
lative? 3. Into how many classes are pronouns
divided, and what are they?
4. Decline Thou, Myself and Which, in
5. That, may be used as how mar.y
different parts of speech, nnd what parts
of speech? - Give examples wherein it is
used as each.
6. What properties belong to Verbs?
7. Give the present and 1st past tenses.
and past participle of the following verbs:
Uo, right, freeze, bit, Hang.
8. "Hull on, thou deep and dark blue
Ocean, ro'l; ten thousand fleets sweep
over thee, in vain." Parse the words in
9. The, storm rhino. Julia hastened
home. . Parse the words in Italic.
It). "Let not ambition mock their useful
toil." Parse the words in Italic.
1. Make all the signs used in Arithme
tic, to-wit: the sign of Addition, Subtrac
tion, Multiplication, Division, Equality,
and Radical sign, in the order as above.
2. In Subtraction, what is the Minu
end, and what is the Subtrahend?
3. In Division, what is the product of
life quotient and divisor equal to?
4. What is a Complex r ruction?
5. If the numerator of a fraction be di
vided by any number, while the denom
inator remains the same, what effect will
be produced on the value of the fraction?
6. How many times is 80 coutauied in
7. How do you define Proportion?
8. There are 1000 men besieged in a
town, with provisions for 5 weeks, allow
ing each man 16 ounces a day; if they are
einlorced bv 600 more, and no relteroan
be offered till the end of 8 weeks, how
many ounces must bo given daily to each.
9. h ind the amount of the following
note, when due:
Pomeroy, July 3d, 1843.
For value received, I promise to pay, on
the 4ih day of July, 1845, the bearer three
hundred and six dollars, with interest at
six per cent., from the 1st day of March,
1843. J. L.
.. iwtiicis nave. invested in tratle
$1600, by which thoy have gained 300;
the gain and stock of ihe second amounts
to $1140; what is the slock and gam of
I. What causes the regular succession
of day and night?
2. How many degrees does Longitude
3. What is the greatest distance across
the Frigid Zones.
4. Which Hemisphere contains tho lar
5. Which are the first and second cities
in commerce in the World?
6. What are the Rocky Mountains
called south of 40s north latitude ?
7. Which is the highest mountain in
.8. What is the Capital of Russian
9. What States does Central America
10. What is the latitude ot the city ot
We have all read of the poor melan
cholic, who, on applying lo a physician
for a cure lor the "mind diseased," was
advised to visit the theater and hear the
witticisms and witness the drolleries of a
celebrated comic actor, who had set the
risibilities of the whole city to twitching.
"Alas!" said the poor sufferer, "lam my
self the actor, and while thousands are
convulsed with laughter over my wit and
humor, lam devoured vnth melancholy."
His was not an isolated case in this
strange world, where men wear masks and
make it the business ot their lives to con
ceal their real selves from each other. Of
all the sad things under heaver., the sad
dest is a smile wrung trom lips that are
trembling with suppressed anguish. It is
the heclio of d sease; it is the rose upon
Ihe tomb, which hides decay and corrup
tion. And how often do we see it ihis
mockery of mirth, this joyless Smile,
which the tell tale eye looks down upon
with sorrowful reproof.
We see it in festal gatheiings, glancing
like lurid lightning, on the roses of beau
ties' lips; we see ii in the proud, careworn
faces of those who could not brook to re
ceive pity, and are determined that the
heart "shall know its own bitterness and a
stranger meddle not with its grief." We
see it iu looks which are party' those who
wrote them as well a-, in mon. What
are the satires of Pope, but the forced,
sardonic smile of a man who was writhing
boneath the unjust ridicule of inferior
minds, Byron's biiter, wicked mirth, but
the reckless laugh of a lost and tortured
spirit and Cowper, the sweet poet we
all know how he wrote "Johu Gilpen,"
that delectable bit of fun, over which we
have laughed so many times. We know
how, after days of fasting and nights oi
sleepless agony, of distracting memories
and Iwunting thoughts of suicide, he sat
down, in a mood ot defiance, and wrote
that ballad whose exqusite humor we find
And thus, smiles are often the livery of
woe. The fountain of tears lies very deep,
and nought but the hand of strong feeling
can bid U ilow, but the smile is a pleasant
Uunshtoy mask, in which sorrow, as well
as hypocrisy and villainy,- can disguise
their features. rusadtr
WHOLE NUMBER 881-
Senator Iyci'so'i on Southern
Senator'! verson, of Georgia, has been
making one of his pleasant disunion
speeches at Griffin, Ga. The following
passages from a synopsis of the Hon. Sen
ator's speech, which we find in the Colum
bus (Ga.) "Sun," give a sufficiently clear
and comprehensive idea of ihe production:
"The proud and enviable condition of
the poor white man in the South, com
pared to the degraded white slavo of the
iVoi lh, is owing to the existence or Afri
can Slavery in ihe Souih. If the ques
tion of emancipating the negroes w.'w to
day submitted to the people of Georgia,
nine oui of ten who own no slaves would
vote in the negative. Slavery must be
maintained in lh Union if possible out
of it if necessary peaceably if we mm
forcibly i) we mast. He was once an ad
vocate ol the heresy of Squatter Sover
eignty, but had repented ot and reoanted
the error. Subsequent investigation had
convinced him thai the true theory in re
lation lo the Territorial Governments of
the Union, is that it is both the power and
duty of Congre&s to pass laws lor the pro:
leoiiou of blavery, wherever it exists or
muy exist upon the common soil.
"From what had been said let no one
imagine he was in favor of dissolving tho
Union from choice. He would surrender
it only when convinced it had Jailed of tho
great objects of its creation. In a con
federated Government of their own, tho
Southern States would enjoy sources of
wealth, prosperity and power unsurpassed
by any uaiiou on earth. No neutrality
laws would restrain our adventurous sons.
Our expanding policy would siretoh far
beyond present limits. Central America
would join her destiny to ours, and Cuba,
now withheld from us by ihe voice and
votes ol Abolition enemies. With a Re
public larger in extent than all Europe,
homogeneous iu everything, we should
exhibit, lo the world au example of great
ness and power which nothing bul tho
hand of God could ever weaken or des
troy." (From the Independent South.
Georgia Court A ltich Scone.
After a well-known Georgia Solicitor
General had administered the usual oath
to the grand and petit juries and bailiffs,
he turned to the presiding Judge, and re
marked: Sol May it please your Honor, I do
not remember any form of an oath nd
niiiii&i""'', ,L- L-1-'-r uiliia. . but by
your xiHi niih8lon. I think I Jnma.jiniL!.
thai; will be satisfactory to the Court.
Judge Proceed, Mr. Solicitor.
Sol. Gen') Put your hand on the book;
whereupon a tall, lean, vinegar faced sou
of Auak stepped up and promptly grabbed
Sol. You do solemnly swear, in pre
sence of this Court, and us lawyers, that
you will take your position in the lobby,
and there remain" with your eyes skinned
during the entire session of this court.;
That i ou will not sutler any one to speak
above a low whisper, and if any one shall
dare to do so in presence of your royal
highne.-s you will vociferously exclaim,
"isilence in the lobby!" and if order is not
immediately restored, you further swear
that you will, by one ponderous blow of
your list, planted beiween the peepers of the
offender, knock him down. All of this
you will do to the best of your skill and
knowledge, so help you God.
The bailiff took the position assigned
him, and immediately after the Court was
organized, Tom Diggers, who looked as
green as young gourds, walked into the
room wealing brogans No. 11 and his
hands thrust deep in his pockets, and en
quired: " Hello, fellows, where in the thunder is
"Silence in the lobby!" roared the en
Brogans "You must bean alfired lar
nal fooi, and ef ye jist cfin that bread-trap"
of j our'n agin, your mammy won't know
Whereupon J:m Jarvis, the bailiff, let
fly the dogs of war, and greeny fell flat on
his back, with his pedestals at an angle of
forty degrees in ihe air. He grabbed
greeny by the seat of his trowsers, and
dragged him wrong end foremost into the
presence of his Honor, tho presiding Judge,.
"Mr. Judge, here's that dammed in
fernal John Diggers, that wan't never in.
a court-house alore, and he undertook to.
inn over this chicken; but 'cordin' to my
oath 1 fetched the tarnal cvitier up stood
ig by giving him a jerk alween the eyes
'cordin' to law, and now say the word
and I'll maul the dogwood juice outen him
afore you kin wink yeo eyes twice."
Judge Turn him loose, Mr. Bailiff, and
accept the thanks of the Court for the
prompt discharge of your official duties.
Exit Greeny witli eyes large as sauners.
Trials of MarrieU 1Uh
Married life has its trials and i la sor
rows. Tempers may prove incompaiiblo.
and call for forbearance. Fortune may bft
charry of its favors, and enforce self-denial.
Children may- bo ungrateful, and
sling the poor heart that has pillowed
tlieni. Sickness may come, and haunt the
household for years. But ask the .poor
man, struggling along with his debts, ard
the weary woman, toiling early and late,
accomplishing the ruin of all her beauly
and buoyance, if they would be placed
apart, eould competence be give them,
Bnd all their trials be brought lo an end.
The answer would, be: "There is some
thing sweeter in this companionship of
suffering, than anything the world can
offer from its storehouse of joys outside of
it, and something which would make event
severer trials than ours only iron bands ta
draw us more firmly together." Spring-'