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VOLUME III. . m POME ROY, MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1860. NUMBER 33
. PLANTS A PAINE, .
Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Pomeroy, 0.
)ffice in Edward's Building. - "
V. A. BDItlCAP ' P. FTAHB1CRY.
BTJRNAP & STANfifcttY,
-Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Particular
Attention paid to the collection of claims. Of
tice on Front street, at the head of Steamboat
Landing, a few doOrs east of the Gibson House
Pomeroy, O. 2-38-ly- '
SIMPSON tL IjASJjEY,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law, and general
Collecting agents, Pomeroy, O. Office in the
tourt House. 2-5-ly.
. S. KKOWLK3. C. H. (3R09VENOR.
KKOWLES A GROSVENOH,
Attorneys at Law, Athens, Athens County, O.,
VOl attend the Several Courts of Meigs bount y,
on the first day of each term. Office at the
'Gibson House." 2-16-ly
Attorney-at-Law, Harrisonville, Meigs Co., O.,
will promptly attend to all business that may
be entrusted to his care, in the several State
. Courts of Ohio,and in the U. S. Court for the
' Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. . 3-3
W. B. OOLDEH. L. S. T8WSSKHD.
GOLDEN Sc. TOWNSEND.
Attorneys at Law. W. R. Golden's Office in
. Athens, O., and L. S. Townsend's in Pageville,
, Meigs Co., O. Prompt attention given to the
collection of claims, and other business en
trusted to them. 2-46-1 y
Watchmaker & Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jew-
elry and Fancy Articles, Court street, below
the new Banking House, Pomeroy. Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry carefully repaired on short
. W. A. AICHER,
Watchmaker and Jeweler, and wholesale and
retail dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and
Fancy Goods, Front street, below the "Reming
ton House," Pomeroy. Particular attention
paid to repairing all articles in my line. 1-1
Manufacturer of Boots and Shoes, three
doors above stone bridge. . The best of
work, for Ladies and Gentlemen, made to order.
' McQTJIGG St, SMITH,
Leather Dealers and Finders, Court street, three
doors below the Bank, and opposite Branch's
Store, Pomeroy, O. ,
SUGAR RUN SALT COMPANY.
Salt twenty-five cents per bushel. Office near
the Furnace. 1-1 C. GRANT, Agent.
POMEROY SALT COMPANY.
Salt twenty-five cents per bushel. 1-1
" DABNEY SALT COMPANY,
Coalport. Salt twenty-five cents per bushel
for country trade. G. W. COOPER, Sec'y.
- - ISAAC PALLEIt "
""Clothier, Grocer and Dry Goods Dealer, first
store above C. E. Donnally's, near the Rolling
Mill, Pomeroy, 0. Country Merchants are re
spectfully requested to call and examine my
stock of Groceries, as I am confident that I
cannot be undersold. 1-23
Piunter and Glazier, back . room of P. Lam
' brecht's Jewelry Store, west side Court street;
Tomeroy, 0. 1-1
: Saddle, Harness and Trunk Manufac
turer, Front street, three doors below
Court, Tomeroy, will execute all work en
t trusted to his care with neatness and dispatch.
; Saddles gotten up in the neatest style. . 1-22
" M. BLAETNER,
'Carriage & Wagon Manufacturer, QmnGjL,
KEront street, first corner below the s&itrZ
MBolling Mill, Pomeroy, O. All articles in his
lliine of business manufactured at reasonable
-states, and they are especially recommended for
P. E. HUMPHREY, "
Blacksmith, back of the Bnnk Building,
Pomeroy, O. Farming ' Tools, Shovel
Plows, Mattocks, Hoes, &c on hand and
'made to order.. Horse Shoeing and all kinds
of Job Work done to order Jan. 3. 3-1
RICHD., STEWARD. JOHN P. GILLILAX.
, STEWARD 4- GILLILAN.
" This firm have located in the old stand of B. F.
: Stivers, on - Front Street, a few doors below
Nye's i - Saw-Mill. Horse-shoeing,1 :, " Ironing
' Wagons and Buggies, and all kinds of jobbing
' work done in a satisfactory manner, at moder
ate rates. ' 3-31-ly.
. UNITED STATES HOTEL, 5
M. A. Hudson, Proprietor, (formerly occu
pied by M. A. Webster,) one square below.
the Rolling Mill, Pomeroy, O. . By endeavors to
accommodate both man and beast in the best
manner, Mr. Hudson hopes to receive a con
stantly increasing patronage. 2-5-ly
Racine, Ohio. This new and commodious
' building has' recently been furnished in the
best style, for the purpose of entertaining the
public travel. ' The undersigned will use every
exertion to make his guests comfortable, and
respectfully solicits a liberal patronage. '
. April 10, '60. 15-5m R. H. PILCHER.
i.. : S. W.ROSS, : J '
Painter, Glazier, and Paper Hanger,' Pomeroy.
Paper put on at from 12J to . 15 c'ts per; bolt,
according to quality. Orders left at Telegraph
Printing Office promptly attended to. ' 1 7 -I'm '
' ' WM. RUST 7.
Tailor, Front street, a few doors west of Court,
Pomeroy, O. ' Men and Boy's clothes made to
order; also, cutting done.- As I have a JNo. 1
sewing machine, my facilities for doing work
. are complete. - . . ;. ;. . ; - 3-20-ly
Stone' Mason & Bricklayer.- Residence in
John Lance's Building, near the Catholic Church.
Dressed and Rubble stone work executed in
the best manner: also, Bricklaying Cementing,
Jus., done at reasonable prices. Work! war
ranted. . 3-24-ly
v A. KOHL,
Dealer in and Manufacturer of TJmbrel
.as. He holds himself in readiness toSTj?'
make Umbrellas to order, or repair oldv.
ones in the most substantial manner. He will
also buy worn-out Umbrellas at liberal prices.
' . Shop on Linn street, north of Smith's Shoe
i He would also inform the public that he pre
pares a SALVE, which he will warrant equal
: to any in use, for the cure of Felons, Catarrhs,
Burns, Bruises, Sprains, Cuts, Salt Rheum,
Ring Worm, Rheumatism, White Swellings,
and many other diseases of the kind. Price,
' 25 cents per Box. Jan. 3, I860. 3-ltf-
1 THOS. H. DAWSON
Holds himself in readiness to repair Accordeons
and Flutinas. Keys inserted, and instruments
put in good order. Charges moderate. By
leaving orders at George Ioachiin's Store, a few
' ; doors above Donnally's, they will receive
' prompt attention. . id-du-trj
i Xlfi5To Tkachers. The Board of School Ex
:aminers for Meigs County will meet on the
' first Saturday of .each month, at the Court
House, in Pomeroy, for the examination of
Examination . to commence at 10 o'clock A
.M, and continue till 4. P. M.
fiTNo Teacher need apply at such exami
nation who has a certificate valid for three
:jnonths from the date of said application.
- By order of the Board. -
" ' Jan. 1860. W. H. LASLEY, Clerk.
JOHN E LB E N, M. D.,-
TTOMCEOPATHIST, AND HYDROPATHIST,
XI tenders his professional services to the
citizens of Pomeroy and vicinity.
I i OFFICE, in John Geyr's Building, (for
merly Jacob Neitzling's,) on Sycamore street,
nearly opposite Lowry's Tin Shop, Pomeroy, O.
Office Hours Till y 0 clock A. iu.j irom 1
o 3 o'clock, and from 7 to 8 o'clock P. M.
Office Prescriptions, from 25 cents upward,
for cash, June 2, '57.' tf
T. A. PLANTS & CO.
Office In flrst story or "Edwards' Building," neai
the ''Sugar Run Stone Bridge Pomeroy, Ohio.
All Business of the Firm Transacted by
E. MCLAUGHLIN, Bnalncu Manager.
To whom all applications for Subscription, Adver
tising and Job Work should be made, at the office.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION
In advance, : : : : s : : $1.59
If paid within the year, : ( ! t t 2.00
If not paid within the year, : : J : 3.50
IONe paper will be discontinued until all arrear
ages are paid, except at the option ef the publishers!
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Legal advertisements charged at rates allowed by
l! w, from which 15 per cent, will bo deducted for
Casual er transient advertisements must be paid
for in advance.
Advertisements not having the number of inser
tions marked on copy, will be continued until for
bid, and charged accordingly.
THE LAW OF NEWSPAPERS.
1. Subscribers who do not give express notice to
the contrary, are considered as wishing to continue
3. If subscribers order the discontinuance of their
papers, the publishers can continue to send them un
til all arrearages are paid.
3. If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their pa
pers from the office to which thev are directed, they
are held responsible till they settle their bill, and or
der the paper discontinued.
4. If any subscriber removes to another place
without informing the publisher, and their paper is
sent to the former direction, the subseriber Is held re
sponsible. 5. The courts have decided that refusing to take a
newspaper from the office, or removing and leaving
it uncalled for, is prima facie evidence of intentional
In connection with our Newspaper Estab
lishment, we have a complete Job Office. We
are therefore prepared to execute
PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL JOB WORK,
Such as Posters, Programmes, Bills of Lading,
H11 Heads, Business and Visiting -Cards,
Blanks, &c. at
O i "V 2P x- o o s .
We call the special attention of this commu
nity to the above proposition, and desire an in
vestigation of our work and prices.
T, A. PLANTS & Co.
HIRAM O. DAN1KL.
WH. P. RATHBCRN.
DANIEL & EATHBURN,
BANK BLOCK, Pomeroy, O.
Collections made and promptly remitted; Busi
ness paper discounted; buy and sell
Exchange, Gold and Siiver
Coin, Uncurrent Money
Land Warrants, &c.
For sale in suras to suit. We are prepared to
draw direct on London, Liverpool, Swansea,
Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Paris, Amsterdam,
JJauen-Iiaden, and other cities in Europe. Also,
Australia. -.. . ,- ;
Money inheritances collected in every part
Money received on deposit, and interest al
lowedon time deposits, at rate agreed upon.
Jan. 17. 2-3-ly
Merchant Tailor and Clothier.
rnHE old customers of this house will ,
JL please bear in mind that I am still 1a
manufacturing clothing to .order, in my .JyE.
new building, on Court street, 2 doors from
Front, Pqmeioy, Ohio. My facilities for get
ting up work is excellent, and I warrant it to
be made according to order.
Kept constantly on hand. Gent's Furnishing
Goods, Cravats, Shirts, Collars, Gloves, &c, &c,
in good supply, and I take pleasure in inform
ing my friends that I will shortly have an in
Thankful for your former liberal patronage,
I hope to be able to offer inducements for its
continuance. GEO. HUTTEL.
Jan. 3, 1S60. 3-1-tf
J. S. COPES.
BARLOW J. PHELPS.
COPES & PHELPS.
NO. 74 CAMP STREET,
New Orleans, La.
Particular attention given to the purchase of
Sugar, Molasses, Coffee, Kice,
&c., and to the sale of Western Produce.
Hon. V. B. HORTON, Pomeroy, O.
Messrs. DANIEL & RATHBURN, Rankers. Pome
. 1 1 ' DPMTIDTT 1.' T . . I r
A. v . u-ai nn, r.sj., furbsmou in, is.
Messrs. GAYLOR1). SON & Co., Cincinnati, O.
" MILLER, WIKGATK St Co., Louisville.
Ky. ... July 17, li?60. 28-lj'l
I RESPECTFULLY notify the
public that I am sow open-
infra fancy Bnjrgy and Wugon
Shop, on Mulberry streut, oppo
site the Court-house, in Pomeroy. 1 have on hand,
and intend to keep ready made work, or make to
order, any and everything in my line; to do
' Painting and Repairing
of all kinds, trimming, building tops, on short no
tice. I have also some
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yourselves; both top and opou ones.
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1 huiic, uy oincb attri-iiLM'u, 1111 u imig experience,
t a mm it at 1 i at a rniri nf mihl i nntm.nn n...
terms t re chen p for cash, or good approved notes, on
short time. Work warranted, or not, to suit ens-
July 31, I860. 30-Iy
TIIE SUBSCRIBER DESIRES TO INFORM
the Wheat-growers of Meigs and adjoining
counties, that he will give, in exchange for one
bushel of good, clean nheat, 42 pounds of
Persons wishing larg"e lots of Flour made,
can have it manufactured at 40 cents per brl.;
offal to go to the owner of the Wheat.
Persons residing between Parkersburg and
Gallipolis, ' by sending five bushels of good
clean Wheat, I will give one barrel of Flour,
pay the freight on the same both ways, they
finding the barrel.
W. C. WILLIAMSON
July 26, '59. 30-tf
J B. HAMPTON,
OOUTH-EAST CORNER OF COURT AND
O Back streets, opposite the new Bank Build
ing, Pomeroy, O. , June 21, '69. 23-ly
. STEAMBOAT AGENTS,
Forwarding and Commission
WHARF-BOAT, POMEROY, O.
Keep constantly on hand
LIME, PLASTER PARIS, CEMENT, &c. '
XTE respectfully request builders, and others in
4 V need of the above articles, to give us a call bo
fore purchasing elsewhere, as we are confident we
can supply you as cheaply as any other dealer,
fril 10, m 13-3m.
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SABBATH IN THE COTJNTBY".
The creaking wagon's in the shed,
The busy-flail is heard no more;
The horse is littered down and fed,
The harness hangs above his head,
The whip beyond the door.
His leathern gloves and hooked bill
To-day the woodman throws aside;
The blacksmith's fiery forge is still,
The wooden wheel of the old mill
Sleeps in the mill-dam wide.
The miller's boat is anchored, where,
Far-out, the water lillies sleep;
You see their shadows mirrored there,'
The broad "white flowers refieeted lee.r, -Within
the mill-pond deep.
The harrow's in the garden shed,
Hoe, rake and spade are put away;
Unweeded stands the onion bed,
The gardener from his work hath fled,
It is the Sabbath day.
Upon the wall the white cat sleeps; "
That by the churn and milk-pan lie;
A drowsy watch the house dog keeps,
And scarcely from his dull eyes peeps
Upon the passer-by. '
And sweetly over till and dale
The silver sounding church-bell rings;
Across the moor and down the vale
They come and go, and on the gale
Their Sabbath tidings fling.
of my Household A
I was sewing away one morning, for
dear life, as the saying is, intending to
make, a good day of it, and put my
work ahead, when Hetty, my little
daughter, five years old, gave a pull to
my elbow, and said:
"Well, dear, what is wanted?" I did
not look aside from my work, into her
sweet little face, nor speak in as loving
tones as usual, for the interruption was
not wholly agreeable.
"Can't I have my wax doll, Mamma?"
Now this wax doll was a treasured
present from grandmother, highly
prized and carefully treated by Hetty;
and after being tenderly nursed by her
dressed and undressed, on rareoccasions,
laid away under lock and key in one of
my bureau drawers.
"Not to-day, was my answer.
"Why not to-day, Mamma?"
Sure enough, why not to-dav? That
was just the question. Was it because
Hetty might injure the doll No, that
was not the reason; for she was a care
ful little girl. The true reason was, I
did not wish to leave my work and lose
five minutes time in going up stairs to
the bureau. Just this, and no more.
But, what reply was made to Hetty?
A very unreasonable and unsatisfactory
one; and such as no mother should ever
"Because you can't have Dolly to-
Because how many short-comings
and sins of omission are covered by this
convenient vaguely meaning, little word.
"I won t hurt her, mother, 1 11 be oh!
so careful. Do, mother, let me have
"Didn 1 1 say that you couldn t have I
1 knit my brows and spoke with some
severity. Having said no, 1 must be!
firm, lught or wrong, 1 must be con
sistent; that is, have my own will in the
case. And as I was the stronger of the
two, of course my will decided the ques
tion between us.
Poor Hetty! She knew something of
my hard decision of character, and re
tired from the contest. As I turned
my eyes from her face to my work, I
carried in my mind the image of her
grieving lips, and tear-filled eyes. Was
I rebuked: Yes. Did 1 repentr Yes.
And go for the doll at once? No. I
was busy at my work and could not
spare a minute. Sewing seams was of
more consequence than sowing seeds 01
happiness in the heart of my child.
And then, had I not said that Dolly
was not to make her appearance to-day?
Was I to break my word? No. I must
be a consistent mother, if I expected to
govern my children aright.
It was very still in the room lor the
next ten -minutes. Only a sob or two
broke the silence, at first, as Hetty
choked down her disappointment. She
had crept into the great arm-chair, and
was sitting there idle and silent. After
a while I turned partly around, and
glanced toward her stealthily. Her
brow was contracted, her hps pursed out
slightly, and over her whole face was a
shade of unhappiness.
"Why don t you get your china dollr
said I, rather coldly.
"I don t want my china doll, she
"Oh, very well, just as you please,
my little lady," I returned; and took no
morenotice of her for ten minutes lon
gerall the while working away, as in
tently as if our next meal depended on
the result of my labor. I was sorry
that I had not taken the time to get
Hetty's wax doll; but, as I had said no,
I concluded that it was best to let no re
main in force.
Presently she slipped down from the
arm chair, and went quietly from the
room. I paused in my work, and lis
tened to the light patter of her feet as
she went up stairs. 9
A faint sigh, born of passing regret,
came up from my heart. "It would
have been better if I had given her the
doll," said I to myself. "But it is too
So I bent to my sewing again, and
made the little needle fly with increased
"I wonder where that child is, and
what he is doing?" .
Nearly half an hour had passed since
Hetty : left the room. I paused in my
work as I asked myself this question,
and listened. But I could hear no
sound of her. I would have laid down
my sewing and gone in search of her,
only what? I felt as if I could not
spare the time!
There was no reply.
"Hetty! Where are you?"
My voice was raised to a louder key;
but no response came. So I bent to my
work once more.
But this uncertainty as to where the
child had gone, and what she was doing
could hot very long be borne. The time
came when I dropped everything, ani
started, in some concern 01 mind, irom
the room. I looked into my own cnam
ber, but she was not there. I called,
but got no answer. Then I ran up to
the third story, and pushed the door of
one 01 the rooms open hastily. In the
middle of the bed sat my little truant,
busily at work, with a pair of scissors,
on an elegant lace cape which had cost
me fifteen dollars.
.Withouclama.tiD.n and.an ex
cited manner, I sprung toward the little
destructive, who, frightened at my tone
and appearance, suddenly threw up her
hands, and I saw the sharp points of
the scissors she held, enter her cheek
just below the eye. A scream followed,
as the blood ran over her lace. What
a sickening sense of pain asd fear fell
suddenly upon my heart. For some
moments I was half paralized with ter
ror and bewilderment. Then catching
up my little darling, I made an effort
to compose myself, and responded to the
sober call of duty. I carried her down
stairs, and though almost fainting at the
sight of her blood, held back my agita
tion with a strong hand, and proceeded
to wash, the red stains from her face, and
find out the extent of her injury.
The wound, happily, was not of a se
rious nature; but the imminent danger
of losing her eye that she had escaped,
made me shudder whenever the thought
passed through my mind, and so affected
me, that 1 grew weaK and nervous, and
on attempting, after soothing her to sleep,
to resume my work, found that my
strength was gone.
And so, in my over eagerness to "make
a good day of it," I had compassed the
loss of a day.
After trying, with an unsteady hand,
to make my needle do its work, I threw
down my sewing in despair, and went
over to the chamber where I had laid
Hetty to sleep. The dark red scar, just
on the orbital verge, rebuked me as
strongly as if it had been a living voice.
Dear child! How could I have so for
gotten the needs of her opening mind?
How could I have so failed to realize
that, while I was absorbed in my own
employments, she must have something
For several minutes I stood bending
over her. Then going to the drawer in
which her wax doll was laid, I unlocked
it, and taking out the beautiful effigy,
placed it on the pillow beside her. How
sweet the two faces looked; the living
and the inanimate. I gazed at them
until my eyes were blinded by tears; and
then went back to the sitting room where
I made another effort to resume my
work. My hand had grown a little
steadier, but the heart was gone. For
a very short time I endeavored to force
myself to keep on with my appointed
task; but my mind and body dissented
so strongly that the garments I had
hoped to complete were finally laid aside,
not to be touched again until to-morrow.
As I was doing this, a sigh for
lost day passed sadly from my lips.
this moment I heard Hetty's feet and
voice; she had awakened, and finding
Dolly by her side, had forgotten all the
past, and was as happy as a child could
"Dear, dear, sweet Dolly!" she was
singing as blithely as if grief had never
laid a finger upon her heart.
"Oh, mamma!" she exclaimed, as she
entered the sitting-room. "You are so
good to give me Dolly to play with,"
and she came dancing to me, with her
dewy lips put up to mine for a kiss.
There was no rebuke on those pre
cious lips. Oh, no. Thatkiss was love's
own best expression; and yet it stung me
Hetty's trials were over, her grief for
gotten. But on my bosom was laid the
burden of regret, and I could not throw
it off. Her state of disturbance had
passed like the morning cloud and the
early dew; but mine kept pulsing on and
shadowing the hours that might have
passed in cheerful work.
I counted that day lost, except for the
lesson it taught me; for, when I laid my
aching head upon its pillow at night,
I could not look back upon any useful
thing accomplished. There had been
fruitless efforts to do many things; but
my restless state kept me flitting and
changing, and my half-formed purposes
wrought out no sure results. Arthur's
What is Life.
The mere elapse of years is not life.
To eat, and drink and sleep to be ex
posed to darkness and the light to
pace round in the mill of habit, and turn
thought into an implement of trade
this is not life. In all this but a poor
fraction of the consciousness of human
ity is awakened, and the sanctities still
slumber which make it worth while to
be. Knowledge, truth, love, beauty,
goodness, faith, alone can give vitality
to the mechanism of existence. The
laugh of mirth that vibrates through
the heart the tears that freshen the
dry waste-within the music that brings
childhood back the prayer that calls
the future near the doubt which makes
us meditate the death which startles
us with mystery the hardship which
forces us to struggle the anxiety that
ends in trust are the true nourishment
of our natural being.
Why Don't Boys Grow Up Handsome?
A correspondent of the Springfield
Republican says: , -:
For the male human race, in its com
mon aspects, is by no means beautiful.
Yet most boys are handsome. Why
don't they grow up handsome? It is
hard work, and poverty, and rum, and
tobacco, and selfishness, and pride, and
vanity, and all the other foolish propen
sities and bad habits, which so play the
duce with their good looks. Lincoln
looks like a man who had inherited rough
features, and had kept them rough by a
hard scrimmage with life; but he is not
half so ugly as some of the men who
pass for handsome, and lived so till
they were old enough to begin to smoke
bad cigars, and "chaw" nasty tobacco,
and drink "rot-gut" whisky.
WHAT IS THE .REASON!
I don't see why Mr. Tendril isn't more
contented to stay at home! I'm sure
nobody ever had a better wife; he might
see with half an eye, that I'm just wear
ing myself out, scrubbing, and scouring,
and trying to keep the house neat and
pleasant. I never have any time to read
or fix myself up something always
wants doing, just the minute I get ready
to sit down. But Tendril seems to think
a woman's work can be disposed of in
half an hour says I'm too fussy and
particular! That's all a 'man knows
about it! Wish I knew how Mrs. Clover
manages. Her husband is never hazing
off, like a discontented ghost, not he!
Any one would think they hadn't got
oveirH'b.eir courting days yet. But then
she isn't anything of a housekeeper
she actually lets her children play in
the parlor, and don't have her windows
washed oftner than once a week throws
the blinds open and lets the sun come
right in on the carpets. Says she'd
rather have faded carpets than a gloomy
room and a celery-sprout face. Don't
dust her furniture more than once a day
positively laughs at the idea of cha
sing round with a cloth in one hand and
a feather brush in the other says she
hasn't time to follow every particle of
floating dust into the street, lime, in
deed she gets time to read all she wants,
and I hear her piano going many a time
when I'm not half through my morning's
work. A nice looking house we should
have, if I shirked things in that kind of
a way, yet Tendril keeps preaching up
Mrs. Clover to me all the time. Just as
much judgment as men have!
0, here he comes! I wish you wouldn't
walk with your hands in your pocket,
Tendril, it makes me so nervous. Do
come here and let me brush your coat
why can't you keep your hair a little
smoother? it's enough to make a neat
woman ache to look at you! Now just
see those toot marks on this clean carpet;
I suppose I might beg you to wipe your
boots on the rug, until next Christmas,
without producing any effect! Betty!
bring a broom and dust pan this minute;
it does seem as though I should go crazy.
What's that you say? the house smells
as damp as a burying groundr JNow.
Tendril, what's theuse of talking in that
ridiculous way? I've only been hiving
the basement floors done off with soap
and sand. You don't want to be deluged
the whole time? , O, no of course not;
you'd like to live in the dirt, like a mole,
if you had your own way. What are
you about, Tendril? don't you open that
window for goodness' sake! You are
not a bat, or an owl, to see in the dark?
Pshaw it isn't dark only a kind of a
pleasant, subdued light. I don't want
my carpet bleached white, whatever your
precious neighbor, JUrs. Clover, may
think about her's. If you could get
along just as well without that everlast
ing "rock, rock," Tendril you'll wear
right thro' the carpet, besides my poor
nerves, but of course you don't care for
theml Mercy on us! if the man hasn't
gone and bounced right into that chair
1 spent two years embroiderino; a lovely
pair of brigands on! Get right up, Ten
dril! that chair isu t made to sit in?
What is it for, then, you'd like to know?
Why, to look at, of course. Now I know
it was you who threw the newspaper on
that sofa, just as well as though I saw
you do it. And there's your hat on the
hall table what do you suppose the
hat-rack is made for? I declare, Tendril,
that you are enough to drive one dis
tracted. I never have a minute's peace
of mind when you are around, and if I
wasn't as patient as an angel, I shouldn't
bear so quietly with all your tantrums.
O yes, bang the door; it's such a proper
return to the poor wife who is slaving
herself to death for you!
1 here lie a gone, and I am willing
to wager anything he will spend the
evening at John Clover's house. He's
always saying Mrs. Clover can talk of
something besides scrub-brushes and
soap and water. She always had the
knack of bewitching people. I'd just
like to peep into her china closet,
though; I warrant it looks like a rat's
nest, and I'm almost sure I could find
dust in the corner of her cellar. ; As
though a woman could be too neat! O,
dear! there is'nt much use trying to do
one's duty in this world. It's so lone
some these long evenings with Tendrill
gone. I wish I knew how to amuse him
and keep him happy at home. It is'nt
my fault he's so fond of going off, I'm
certain. He never seems to take any
comfort at home, like other men I wish
I knew the reason why! '
The Indiana Bet Timer,
The Wabash Intelligencer tells the
following of a "bee tamer" in that place:
One of the remarkable sights on the
Fourth, was Mr. Twinning and his
queen bee. The day before he came
into our office with an old plug hat.
He had two holes in it about midway of
the crown one in front, the other in
the back part. Holding the hat in his
hand and turning it over so as to show
that it was empty. "To-morrow I intend
to have a swarm of bees at work in it
making honey, and I intend to wear it
on my head with the bees in it." Sure
enough, on the Fourth as we were going
out into the grove, we came across Mr.
Twinning. He was located under a
shade tree, and was exhibiting to an ad
miring crowd of men and , women his
wonderful patent bee-hive. On his
head was the identical hat that he had
shown us the day before. It was liter
ally covered all over with bees, busy at
work, going in and out at the orifices
before mentioned. All the spare space
in the hat was filled with new comb,
that had been made within twelve hours.
In his hand he held the queen bee,
which he was showing to every one who
would venture near enough to gaze on
and admire the wonderful little insect.
During all the time he was giving
an eloquent and instructive lecture on
the habits, worth, and care of bees.
Ilia first Speech.
Thurlow Weed, Esq., made his first
speech yesterday at the Zouave dinner,
at the American Hotel. He spoke well,
and made such a. decided hit that some
of his friends talk of running him for
Congress. As a conversationalist Mr.
Weed has no superior. Practice would
soon make him a ready and effective
speaker. Albany Standard, lVh.
THE BEST WAY TO ENDURE MATRI
MONY. I suppose there is a medicum of ro
mance in most natures; and that if it
gathers about any event it is that of mar
riage. Most people mary their ideals.
There is more or less fiction and falla
cious glory resting upon the head of ev
ery bride, which the inchoate husband
believes in. Most men and women man
ufacture perfection in their mates by a
happy process of their imaginations, and
then marry them. This, of course, wears
away. By the time the husband has
seen his wife eat heartily of pork and
beans, and, with hair frizzled, and her
old dress on, full of the enterprise of
overhauling things, he sees that she be
longs to the same race as himself. And
she, when her husband-gets jp-jroes in
the morning, and undertakes to shave
himself with cold water and dull razor,
while his suspenders dangel at his heels,
begins to see that man is a very prosaic
animal. In other words, there is such a
thing as a honey-moon, of longer or
shorter duration; and while the moon
shine lasts, the radiance of the seventh
heaven cannot compare with it. It is a
very delicious little delirium a febrile
mental disease, which, like meascls, never
When the honey-moon passes away,
setting behind dull mountains, or dip
ping silently into the stormy sea of life,
the trying hour of marriage life has
come. Between the parties there are no
more illusions. The feverish desire of
possession has gone vanished into grat
ification and all excitement has re
ceded. Then begins or should begin,
the business of adaptation. If they find
that they do not love .one another as they
did, they should double their assiduous
attentions to one another, and be jealous
of everything which tends in the slight
est degree to separate them. Life is too
precious to be thrown away in secret re
grets or open differences. And let me
say to every one to whom the romance
of life has fled, and who are discontented
in the slightest degree with their condi
tion and relations, begin this work of
reconciliation before you . are a day
Renew the attentions of earlier days.
Draw your hearts close together. Talk
the thing all over. Acknowledge your
faults to one another, and determine that
henceforth you will be all in all to each
other; and, my word for it, you shall find
in your relation the sweetest joy earth
has for you. There is no other way for
you to do. If you are happy at home
you must be abroad; the man or woman
who has settled down upon the convic
tion that he or she is attached for life to
an uncongenial yoke-fellow, and that
there is ho way of escape, has lost life;
there is , no effort too costly to make
which can restore to its setting upon the
bosom the missing pearl.
Correspondence of the Detroit Tribune.
Remarkable Attack by a Swarm of
Astrim, Aug. 3, 1860.
' A singular occurronce took place in
this vicinity yesterday. A swarm of
bees, belonging to a Mr. Uecker, came
out of the hive in great fury, and at
tacked a man by the name of Munger,
who was crossing the field at the time
some thirty or forty rods off. He un
dertook to flee to the woods, but the bees
were before and behind him so thick
that he found it impossible to run. He
then commenced a fight with hat in
hand, but he was very soon overpowered,
and fell down with faintness, and would
soon have died, had not a son of Mr.
Decker who was at this time approach
ing from another direction rushed to
the rescue, when the stingers left Mun
ger and commenced an attack upon
young Decker who fled with all speed to
a shed or granary, in which was a favorite
shepherd dog chained. The bees imme
diately left the young man, and attacked
the poor dog with such fury as to de
prive him of life before he could be let
loose. It is said that the dog actually
killed more than a quart of bees in his
vigorous defense. Mr. Munger and Mr.
Decker were in a dangerous state for
some hours, but arc now recovering.
J8r"The Cleveland Herald ventures
the following prediction about the pros
pective movement of wheat:
"From every section of the country
bordering upon the Lake regions comes
the joyful news of a bountiful harvest.
The crop of wheat in Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, New York and Canada West,
is unprecedently large. We make the
following estimates of the wheat crop,
which estimate, so far as the Lake Mich
igan ports are concerned, is based on the
full reports of previous years. For Lake
Erie ports the estimate is made from the
movement already commenced, and from
exports of previous years. For Canada
West the estimate is based on the move
ment from Toronto from Sept. 1st, 1856,
to close of navigation; Toronto having
exported in that time to the United
States something over 620,000 bushels
of wheat. We think the estimates are
all less than the actual movement will
be. If they are, and prices rule high
for that portion of the crop first moved,
heavy losses must fall upon the operators
who purchase at high rates for, as the
movement increases in volume, the prices
must continually decline."
We have read somewhere, that "Lan
guage was given to us that we might
speak pleasant things to each other;','
but, alas! how often it is used for other
and baser purposes! A kind word, or
even an affectfiniate look, is balm to the
wounded fluttering heart, when it turns
toward you for consolation in the hour
of misery! Were we to moderate our
voice to a silvery tone and thought only
of the good we see struggling up in
those who surround us, brothers and
sisters in humanity, how much like Par
adise would this world become! A
harsh illy-advised expression or adjura
tion has crushed many an aspiring spirit
wounded to the death many a noble
soul and the utterers have passed on
their way, unconscious perhaps, of the
evil they have done. Let us aim then,
at pleasant thoughts, and, above all,
pleasant speech; for it is the language
of the anacls. and has more virtue in it
than wine of Cypress, or balm of Gilcad.
UgL.Wni. M. Allison, Esq., formerly
of the Altoona (Pa.) Tribune,.ia now
stumping it feff Lincoln. In 1858 he
made speeches for the Democracy.
J6SyNiheteen papers in the State of
Illinois, eleven of them' in Egypt, which
have never before espoused Republican
ism, have hoisted the Lincoln and Ham
BgL.J ohn S. Blakely, Esq.; tie' Dem
ocratic candidate for Senator in Colum
biana county last fall, has come out for
Breckinridge. He "looks upon Douglas
as an arch disorganizer."
I,The St. Albans (Vt.) Democrat,
an original Douglas paper, after keeping
that naiw0 at the head of its columns till
last Week, took it down, and put up the
names of Breckinridge and Lane.
B,After the Breckinridge demon
stration at Indianapolis, says the Jour
nal, of that city, Chas. Coulver, a prom
inent Douglas Democrat, announced his
fixed determination to support Lincoln.
BgL.The Trumbull County Democrat.
contains a call for a Breckinridge' and
Lane County Convention at Warren; on
the 28th inst. The call is signed by
some fifty influential Democrats of the
8saT"The Constitution says there will be
no electoral ticket for Douglas and
Johnson in North Carolina. The Ra
leigh Standard has abandoned them, and
hoisted the flag of Breckinridge and
J6A fusion of the two rival wings of
theVirginia Democracy is about given up.
The Breckinridge men look with con
tempt upon the Douglas men, of whom
there are not enough to form a respecta
8The True Democrat (Arkansas)
is authorized to say that all the Demo
cratic candidates for electors of Presi
dent in that State are for Breckinridge
fand Lane. They were nominated before
the break-up at Baltimore; hence the
necessity for this assurance.
H&JSlv. T. T. Tredway, who was ap
pointed an elector by the Democrats of
Virginia, has resigned because he cannot
presume to decide for his constituents
which of the conflicting tickets he ought
to adopt. As a private individual, he
intends to support Mr. Breckinridge.
J6S?A Washington correspondent of
the New York Tribune says:
All shades of Democrats are thunder
struck by Mr. Blair's success in St.
Louis. The more sagacious fear that it
is an indication of the great strength
of the Republicans in the West.
aSp-The last Iowa State Reporter,
published at Iowa City, decidedly the
ablest and most influential Democratic
journal in that State, announces that it
will next week drop the names of Doug
las and Johnson, and thereafter give an
enthusiastic support to. Lincoln and
Hamlin. Cincinnati Gazette. ,,
BJohn Tyler, Jr., seems to have
two conscientious beliefs, the first of
which is very correct and the other very
absurd. He writes: "I will say to the
Cincinnati Enquirer, that as matters now
stand, I conscientiously believe Lincoln
will be elected President, and that disso
lution is incvitaltc.' x
The Fire Spreading.
One hundred and four citizens of
Hannibal, Missouri, "believing that the
success of the principles of the Repub
lican party are necessary to the well
being of the country," have united in a
letter to Frank Blair to come and make
them a Republican speech!1.
Douglas Will Not Decline.
The Springfield (111.) Register,, the
State organ of Douglas, announces that
Mr. Douglas has no idea of resigning his
Senatorship for the barren prospect of
the Presidency, and thus confirms the
Little Giant's declaration that the elec
tion of the Republican candidate is vir
tually secured. .
Hauled Down the Donglas Flag.
The Newport (R. I.) Advertiser pulls
down the Douglas flag at the head of its
columns, and, "in accordance with the
views of disinterested friends," has con
cluded to wait until the Democratio dif
ferences are adjusted before it takes any
part in the personal contest respecting
the Presidency. . . , :, : ;.. " .
J5T"The Columbus : Fart, which co
quetted with the Bell-Everett move
ment, as long as there was any chance
that it would amount to anything in this
State, has come out decidedly for Breck
inridge and Lane. The supporters of
that ticket have now a spirited and ably
conducted central organ, and are conse
quently in good working order.
BQThe Pittsburg Gazette says there
are forty-six papers in that State now
supporting the Republican candidates,
which opposed rremontand the Itepub
lican party in-1856. Of all the Fill
more papers, there are, says the Gazette,
but two which support Bell and Everett.
Lincoln is sure of an overwhelming ma
jority in the old Keystone State.
8Ex-Gov. Reuben Wood said of
Douglas, at the Democratic County Con
vention, held in Cleveland the other day:
"Mr. Douglas cannot carry a single
State of the Republic not a single elec
toral vote the only State . that Mr.
Douglas is certain of is the state of dis
appointed hofes and ambition, and these
he will carry with him to the grave."
JS-The Lexington (Ky.) Statesman
says: "To our friends abroad we have
to say, that no apprehension need be
felt as to the vote of Kentucky in No
vember. Mr. Breckinridge will cer
tainly receive the vote of Kentucky, and
by not less than ten thousand majority.
tie can t be beaten m lveutucKy. io
fear need be entertained on that score."
Just So. , , -.. :
The New York Post says:
A leading Houston man in this city
said, a day or two since, that Houston
would undoubtedly receive the vote of
Texas, "in which case, he added, "he
will stand better in the Electoral College
than Douglas, for I don t bcliev Doug
las can get an Lelectoral vote. , We
shall all look about alikeHouston,
Breckinridge, Douglas and Bell for you ,
Republicans will beat us all."
One More tor Lincoln. .
The Moupt Carmel Register, one of thtj
ablest of Illinois papers, has come out
fairly for Lincoln and Hamlin. The;
Register has been until ftfrfriigli't past,
an Old Line Whig organ, with suspi
cious leanings toward Douglasism. Th
groans of the Douglasites in that region
in view of this accession to Republican
strength in Illinois are said to b dole
ful to hear.
BgL.The accession of ex-G-ore'rflor
Reuben Wood, of Cuyahoga count, to
the Breckinridge ranks, is only one of
many indications' 61" the course that is
to be taken by a great portion ot tho
more substantia leaders of the Ohio
Democracy in" he present campaign.
No'thitfg is tiibre certain: tha ii ttiai Breck
inridge is gaining on Douglas in this
Douglas Popular Sovereignty
Douglas' position consists of tiiree:
parts: ,. .- -
1st. The people' of a 'Territory may
admit or exclude slavery.
2d. The Supreme Court may deddfc
that they cannot exclude slavery.
3d. The President and Congress must
enforce the decisions of the Supreme
Poor Men Opinions of Eiflinitll Denia
Senator Wigfall thinks a poor man a
criminal; Hammond calls him a mud-sill;
Green denounces him as one of the 1st
zaroni; Johnson thinks he ought to be a
slave, and Delusion Smith, Of Oregon,
Joe Lane's late partner in the United
States Senate, in a late public speech in
Oregon City, said: "He had rather be a
decent man s iiigger at the South, than a
poor white laborer at the North.",
J8Hon. W. B. Ganlden, of Georgia,
publishes a card iri the Savannah Re
publican, announcing his intention of
doing all he can for Mr. Douglas, by
stumping the State industriously. Ro
chester Union. " J - . .
But the Union is careful not to tell
that Mr. Gaulden is an advocate of the
re-opening of the African slave trade,
and that he supports Mr. Douglas 'be
cause he believes him to be the man for
the work. - , '.. ,
The editor of tho Cumberland (Mcl.)
Telegraph, the American organ, referring
to a statement that the opposition party
in Alabama had, in Convention, repudi
ated Bell and Everett, and ; declared
their purpose to support Breckinridge
and Lane, says: r ,
"We prefer Mr. Lincoln before either
of fhe Democratio nominees, and if
driven from onr support of Mr; JJell by
the treachery of our leading menif our
party is to be sold out to cither wing of
the Democracy then tee are for Lincoln,
with tens of thousands of others in good
old Maryland." '
JEfDouglas, in his pilgrim harangues,
endeavors to find favor with the free
men of the North by abusing' Buchanan
for trying" to force the LecomptoniCon
stitution upon Kansas, when the peoplo
didn't tcant it. But he doesn't, say a
word about his own delinquency in re
fusing to get through Congress a Con
stitution which the peoplo of Kansas
Is not one as bad as the other?. No
man has been so vindictive and abusive
of the people of Kansas' as Douglas, and
Buchanan himself would be less a hypo
crite if he should now pretend friendship
for them. Albany Journal. , " ' ,
Ex-Speakcr Orr, of South Caro
lina, has written a Secession letter, in
the course of which he says: . ,:
"Lincoln and Hamlin, the. -Blacks Re
publican nominees, will be elected iu
November next, and the South will then
decide the great question whether' thoy
will submit to the domination of Black
Republican rule the fundamental prin
ciple of their organization being an open,
undisguised, and declared war upon our
social institutions. I believe that the
honor and safety of the South, in that
contingency, will require the prompt se
cession of the slaveholding States from
the Union; and failing then to obtain
from the Free States additional - and
higher guaranties for the protection of
our rights and property, that the se
ceding States should proceed to establish
a new Government. .-r t i
Reasons for Lea -ring Douglas! .'
. In Logan County, Illinois Wm. V.
Randolph, a leading Democrat, lias come
out for . Lincoln. He made a speech a
few days since, explaining his course.
Among the reasons assigned fof re
nouncing Douglas were these: -
1. The Baltimore Popular Sovereignty
Platform indorses the Dred Scott dccis
ion. The Dred Scott decision declares
that Slavery legally exists 'in all tho
Territories.' There ' is, then.'nd differ
ence between the policy of Breckinridge
and.Douglrs, .. - ..
2. Mr. . "Douglas : iiL & recent Speech
affirmed that the practical operation of
non-intervention had been to convert
New Mexico, which was formerly a free
Territory, into a slave Territory. Thus,
through Popular Sovereignty, the South
had gained from the North Slavery
had snatched from the North an area
equal to fice Stules of the size of Neio
York. If such is the effect of "my great
principle," Mr; R. declared his unwil
ling to support it further.
Senator ttrcen on Donglas. .
We have before us a speech recently
delivered by Senator Green of Missouri,
at St. Joseph, in that state,'iu whicii ho
said: ... .
"He supported John C. Breckinridge,
beeause he had never traveled up and
down the river on the decks of a steam
boat, advocating his own election, to tho
Presidency; he had never descended into
beer saloons, and drank lager in order to
gain popularity with the vulgar rabble;
he had never hired letter-writers all over
the country to puff himself into notori
ety,, and cry, down everybody else;: .he
never prostituted the telegraph to sound
his ou praises and misrepresent every
other prominent man in the party; and,
finally, he supported him because ho was
the only man who had any chance of de
feating Lincoln. No Southern. State
would, under any circumstances, cast
her Electoral vote for Douglas, andrho
didn't believe he could get a' single
Northern State." . . : : ' '