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UNION STATE TICKET.
For Govornor-GEN. R. It. HAYS. '
tienUot Govornor-GEN. J C. LEE.
. Bnpreioa Judgs-JOUN WELCH. '
. Auditor pf 6tt COI JA8. GODMAN.
TrM.'of.'8tU-BlDNEY 8. WABNEB.
Attorner.Gcirwal W3. II. WEST. .
'Xteerj.6rTreiify-MO$ES K. BRAILT.
. B4 of J'ttbliq Wot ir I'HILl P IIERZIG.
,Th onatlntiool: Anrendmout YES.
'lor Senttor-'-CAPTTnOMrR C; JONE8.
Corathoa Pious Judjfo, W. W JOHNSON.
or Bopr'csenUUvsilON. JOIIX FEE.'
Commfiuioti'or BENJA SUN HAWK.
urveyor-6Y1.VANLT8 BAKTI.ETT." '
COUNTY TICKET. UNION STATE PLATFORM.
:Tlpv'LTtifoi,;Kcpul)lican party, ol
)lln . III f kl1l'fllltt(ktl nL-kSltliLlswl
,-rrt ' 'tf- '--v. .- .. .-;.
1st. That one of the srreat lessons of
me war is time tnc American people
aro amnion and not u Con fink-racy of
sovereign anti inoi-pcnui-nc suites.
- 2d. 1 hat our existence as a nation is
based on tlie great pri n-i pi t-s an
nounced In the Dt'clanition of Inde
pendence, and vindicated by the pro
clamation of emancipation, the consti
tutional amendment abolishing slave
ry, and tho spirit of republican Dem
ocracy and justice, which underlies
tho reoonstriition policy of the 3'Jth
and 40th Congresses, which wo here
by fully indorse, and which we de
mand shall be carried Into complete
cll'ectby every needful act of nudition
3d. That whilo we will always cher
ish and defend the American system
of local and municipal self-jrovern-ments
for local purposes, -and a na
tional government for national pur
poses, and while wo are unalterably
opposed to all attempts nt centraliza
tion or consolidation of power any
where, wo hold that liberty and hu
man rlirhts constitute our peat na
tional boon, which local or State or
ganizations must not bo allowed to
abridge or take away.
4th That imbued with the spirit of
true Democracy, and believing that
the powers necessary for the purpose
of attaining the ends of government,
ought not to bo restricted to a
firivileged class, but should be vested
n the whole people, without unjust
or odious distinctions, or rpialillea
tions not equally attainable by all;
and further believing that these sen
timents nrc In strict accordance with
the spirit and tendency of modern
civilization, we place ourselves on the
simple n ml broad platform of impar
tial manhood sulirajro, as embodied in
the proposed amendment totlie State
Constitution, appealing to and abid
ing in the inteiigence, justice and
patrotism of the people ol Oliio to ap
prove it at the ballot box.
5th. The America ii lieople owe a
debt of gratitude to the brave soldiers
and sailors who In the lute struggle
for our national exsUtcneo, so nobly
fought for our liberties, and for the
privations, suMerings, and sucrilices,
which they endured. The loyal men
of Ohio, hereby pledge to them and
to. the widows and orphans ot those
who fell in defense of the nation, our
sympathies and substantial support.
. fith. That we approve and endorse
the military administration ot our dis
tinguished fellow-citizen, Major-Gen.
rhil. II. Sheridan, In Louisiana and
Texas, and pledge him and the mili
tary commanders in the several mili
tary districts of the South, the cordial
support of the Union men of Ohio In
their efforts to protect the loyal peo
ple of tho Lite rebel States, and to se
cure tho organization of loval and
constitutional governments in said
' 7th. That wc fully endorse ami ap
prove of the administration of our
present Governor, J. I); Cox, and ex
tend to him our hearty thanks for the
faithful and able manner in which he
lias discharged his ofllciul duties and
sustained the credit and honor of our
-A Man In Springfield, Mass., who
fells Pop-Corn, and is a worthy mem
ber of the Methodist church, got so
excited at a prayer meeting that ln
sung out in a loud voice, "J'op-coru'"
instead of 'Mmen."
Tub difference between a pound of
Meat and a drummer boy one weighs
n pound aod the other pounds away.
The difference between a church or
ganist and the iuihicnza one knows
the stops and the other stops the nose.
It is a very safe rule to wet your
wrists before drinking cold water, if
you are at all heated. The effect is
immediate and grateful, and the dan
ger of fatal results may be warded off
by this simple precaution.
A Quaker gentleman riding In a
carriage with a fashionable lndy deck
ed with a profusion of jewelry", heard
her complain of tlie cold. Shivering
id hor lnco bonnet and shawl as light
as a cobweb, she exclaimed : "What
shall I do to get warm" "I really
can't know," replied the Quaker
solemnly, "unless thee should put on
M.GarnikuPaoks recently describ
ed the condition' of France, in a pow
erful speech, as extremely unpleans
ant.i The tear of war with Prussia, he
said, rest like a nighmare upon all
France;. the Bourse is feverish ; trade
is utterly stagnant ; real estate tiuds
purchasers. only with the greatest
difficulty; merchants hesitate to re
plenish their stocks; the shipyards
are Idle. In spite of the handshak
ings and grimaces of tlie Exhibition,
the whole country is ill at ease.
-Astlntant Astorn&v Geoml Bineklj
la buy getting op unothor conspiracy
document. It U said the Presidents best
friends and the Attorney General's will
also objeot to Its publication.
.Col. Thomas Adams, the deposed
chief of the New Orleans police, ia one of
Ue riot chiefs Incriminated bi tbe report
of the Military and Cocgrossionol Com
A New York paper published let
ter last weok against lbs reconstruction
poller of Congress, purporting to be writ
ten by ex-Senator Hauls, of New York.
That Gentleman pronoancee the docu
ment forgery, any fully endorses the ac
tion of Congress.
-w-TLs Boston ' Advertiser, speaking of
the Maine .eolony at Jaffa, discourses of
"tbe ansae gadfly, which drives the ty
pieal New Eaglandit from sot home . if
it is only comfortable, into desert, if it
is only aninnsDiiea ana simon nn
Jll I HAY
Y i J A A fll i A AS
VINTON COUNTY. OHIO, AUG. 22, 1867.
LET IT PASS.
"Let former gmdg-e paai." 8aA(sriBB.
Be not swift to take offonco:
i Let it pass)
Anger it s foe to sense;
Brood not darkly o'er a wrong
. . Whloh will disappearere long;
Bather sing this cueery song
- , . ; , Lelitpassi
'- Strife corrodes the purest mln d:
I Let it psjtal
As tho unregarded wind,
i , Let itpassl
At y -Tnlgar souls that livs
' May condemn without repriere;
' 'lis tbe noble wto lorgive.
. Euho not so sngry word;
H . Lot It pawl
Think how often you ha? erred;
, Let it paoal
Plnce onr joys mut p sway,
Lit e the dewdrons eo the tpray,
vVherefore bould our sorrows etayf
'.' . . . , Letthem pstal
If for good you'ye;taken 111,
Let it pastl
; Ohl be kind and gentte will; . '
,.:; : ' Let ikisss) "t
- T'mea(!aitm1t atTlliingj.traighl;
Let na not rcsont, but wait,
And onr triumph shall bo reat;
Bid your snger to depart;
Let it pawl
. Lay these homely words to hoart,
Follow not the giddy throng;
Better to b. wronged than wrong;
Therefore King the cherry song
Lot it puosl
One of the kind that s man ean love,
That wears s sliaw I and s soft kid glove;
lias the merrittxt eye and the daotiest
And sports thecharmingest gsiter boot;
And s bonnet with feathers, ribbons and
And an iudufliJte number if hoops.
One that can dirce snd, possibly flirt,
And make s pudding as well as a l.irt,
One that iing without dropping a stitch,
And play the housewife, lady or witch,
Beady to give us the aagest advice,
tnd do up our collars and things so nice.
We like the sort that can laugh and talk,
And take our arm for an evening's walk;
Tnat will io whatever the owner may
With the slightest perceptible turn of the
'Tie the cleverest thing that evor was
Our wonderful family sewing machine.
A Consultation at the Corners.
Followed by a Dream. in
which Gen. Grant and other
Individuals are Mixed. with
no Regard Whatever for
Time, Place or Fitness.
POST OFFIS CONFEDRIT X
(Wich is in the Stait uv Kentucky,
August 1, 1867.
Last nite there uz a convocashen
uv the saints connected with the In
stitoot (uv -vitli Dcekin Pogrom ia the
cheelest snd luviiest among ten thou
sand) to lake sweet counsel together
onlu sevral matters connectid with the
institooshen uv learnin, the success uv
wlch is so deer to all uv us. The con-ver-ushen
hspjienin to (urn upon the
conlerrin uv honorary degrees, Deekin
Pogram sed that he hed a sntgestiun
to make, He hed nutisrd that all the
leedin colleges uv the country hed a
practis uv conferrin titles, such ex "M.
D.," "A. B.,''LL. D., and sich onto
distinguished men, tho he wiu free to
say he didn't know what in thunder
they ment, or wat they wui good fur.
But he lied nolissd in a newspaper
that no colleje hed yet conferred any
sich. onto Androo Johnson. Consid
rin it a burnlu shame, he would so
jest that cza rebook to the high
bound inst iiutoosliens uv the North,
this college db to-wunst confer all uv
em. and ez many mote ez ther is on
to Mr. Johnson. Dascom remarket
that he didii't know whellier the Pres
ident would feel complmenlid. "You
know, Deekon," sed he, "that this
ain't much uv a college I'
'Troo, sed the blessid old peece uv
innosense, 'too true, but then, to bal
ance that, Johnson aint much uv a
President, you know !
And so thfl honrary riegires wss
conferred, and notice theieol wuz sent
From this the question uv the next
nominee u the party for President
came up. Bascom, who it n't a far
seeiii man, averted that it woold be
necessary .to nominate Grant. The
Deekin lematket that he thot it wood
be safe, but McPelter thot different.
He didn't bleere in the first place
that it become a Peace party, or at
least a party wich, ef it dipt its hands
in gore at all did it mostly in North
ern gore, to take up a Northern Gen
lel wich hed dun his best toward send
in many thousands of Southners to
their long homes, and besides the Gen
re I wouliin'ttako it.
Bascom wanted to know wat tbe
conference at Long Branch meant?
Ef General Grant wuz in the control
uv Weed, Raymond and the Noo York
Herald, wich wuz edual to the World,
the Flesh, and the Devil, he felt 'hat
he hed trooly found the broad Macada
mized road to Democrisy. He began
to hev hopes uv him. Various opin
ions wuz expressed by various persons
when, without comin to any conclu
sion we separated. I retired that nite
earlier than usual, snd my mind dwell
in on the chances uv my continooin in
offls in esse uv Grants secession,. I
fell into a troubled sleep, and dreemed
a dream. j
j Methawt gathered in . front . uv'the
White House wuz t gallant array uv
pur friends. There wuz Frank Peercei
nd Bookhantn, and Vallandigum.and
the Woods, and Brrckioridge, and
Magoffin, snd Monroe,, snd Brite snd
the leaders uv the Democrisy, all s
standin thrr lookin wishfully st 'he
White House, snd wonderin how ami
by what means they cood git in.
Johnson, blessins oo his hed, stood
onto the portico," wavin to em to
come, bu.alass I guardin the paasage
stood i miijhty host of AMishnlsts,
armed snd clad fit' srmer.snd insicb
force (B to make the stoimin uv . it
boPel I : . '"r:
flow shall we git in T sighed Bel
Ah ! indeed . how t snsered JJenry
Thats the geat moral question
how 1 ekoed Ben Wood.
. My frtnd.se.l Thurlow Weed, its
easy snuff. When we cant sore like
the eagle, era wllike the snake. ,So-
rln is preferable, but craw lip wijljl
In TplticTi Tslher not the lion uv
ilie RepuVlik? Cant yoo git him out
and mount himT The Abiishnists
hev a regard for tbe same Lion, and
will never discharg their arrears at
yoo when yoor on his back, for fear
uv kil in him. t'esides, yoor ridin
him Mil in sum degree do sway with
the projoodis they have sgin yoo.
But how kin we mount him? sed
Trust us for that, sed Wood, end
him sad Raymond trotted off to git
They got the Lion out, but ez toon
ez he cast his eyes onto the crowd he
uttered a roar with struck terror into
ther soles, and lashed the.g round with
his tale, and cast up dust with his
claws in a manner fearful to be
hold. He'll never stand it, sed Wood, on
less he's blindlolded. And Thurlc w
wrapped Raymond like a wet dish-rng
over his eyes, and that done, him snd
Raymond pared his nails snd blunted
his teeth, so tha. ef the bandage
shood wriggle off and he shood see
where he wuz he coodenl hurt anybody,
and shaved his mane, till he looked
like a very innocent Lion indeed, eo
that his appearance woodent startel
them not used to his fiercenis, and in
that condishn they led him very quiet
ly down to tha crowd and give him
the word to mount.
Lord ! what a scramble ther wuz.
They piled on from the tip uv his ears
to the end of his tail, snd them wich
coodent git on fur luck uv room hung
to the feet uv them wich hed got on,
ontil it 'uz nothing less than a pyra.
mid uv Democrats.
Finally when all was loaded, the
word was given and the lion moved
off. They wuz delited. He hed
strength e nun" to carry em, and he wuz
a canyin uv em, strait up onto the
White House, and at a good puce, too.
Ez he approached the portals the Ab
lishin defenders uvthe place opened
Hold ! sed Weed wood yoo de
stroy the lion uv the Republic ?
Slay yoor hands! shreeked Ray
mond , the savior uv the country is
But they lafft them to skorn.
Its Bute and Vsllandighsm, the
Woods, et settry, we're firin at,
shreekt thev, singin as they fought,
'The Battle Cry uv Freedom ' 'John
Browns body lies a mouldering in the
grave ! and sich other sacriligious
I'des. Its them we see and them
And they blazed sway till the whole
mass w us stretched dead sud dyin on
Then ttiey came up and began to
turn over tne corpses, one by one, un
til at last ttiey came to the body uv
the Limi, wuh peerced thro and thro,
wus as dead as any uv em.
Mv God ! sed they, Its the Lion af
And weve slayed him ! said another.
Well ! remarket a third, we coodent
help it. He wus so kivered up with
this carrion that 1 coodent make out
wat it wus they wus a riden. Let us
give him a decent burial, for the good
he hes done, and forget, ef we kin the
company he died in.
And at this critikle juncterl awoke.
I, hev and idea that 1 kin see a sort
uv a warnin in this dream. It ocours
1st. That ef we do ride Grant, we'll
hev to divest himuv his mane, teeth
and claws, wich is the identikle qual
ities wich makes; him valooable to us.
2d. That with us on his back, we
will probably succeed in killin him
without savin us. Grant mite deo
drize a dozen or two uv us, but the
whole party! Faugh! It would be s
pint of colone to a square mile uv car
rion. 3d. That ef we wus rspt all.round
him, the people 'aoodent be sble to
see him any how. and wat good woold
he do us ? t
Interptetin the dream thu?, I shel
oppose his nominashen. Besides, 1
doubt 'vhether sll tha Weeds and
Raymonds in tht Country kin so man
ipulate him es to bring him quietly in
to our ranks- We might possibly go
over to him, snd thus -git the privil
ege uv voting for him, but wherefore 1
How about the offises then? Ef the
Ablishnisis vote for him, snd ws vo'e
him the obligation is ekal, and be
tween us is ther any doubt wich he'd
choose ! I don', want to take sich
chansis, I am opposed to the move
ment. -1 care not wat others may do,
but ts for ma, give me the strait out
Dimocrisy or nothing. McClellrn
wss a vencher wich satisfied me es to
the propriety uv undertaken to set a
rorin lion a convey in a flock u
peceful lambs Into greeH pasters. -
PETROLEUM V. NASBY, P. M.
PETROLEUM V. NASBY, P. M. (Wich is Pos'master.)
After the Harvest.
The "former harvest" has
been gathered in, and there is
hope and gladness fn the land.
Ohio has yielded a crop of ex
cellent wheat, though the ex
tent of land in that crop was
but little over , one-hall a full'
average certainlyi less than
two-thirds of the land unusual
ly sown to wheat. 'At the time
of the harvest; there was no
surplus of old wheat in the
nanas ot trie 1 arm ers, so the
new crop commences to go di
rectly to the mill and into
home consumption.-; The bar
ley crop was not large in the
extent of land cultivated,- but
the yield was fair", The ont
crop is quite uneven. In some
cases there was a very heavy
stand in others,'. Jlierphe
'Beed"was'put in late on account
of the cold, wet spring, the
crop is light. The hay crop,
imo in a i, vi oats m vanaoie.
While the average of the whole
State is fair, in some cases ex
tra good, yet there is much up
on the flat lands that is light,
n contequenceof the cold and
wet spring which kept the
grass from taking an early
start. Cor'n was late planted
and in many places the weeds
and grass are Masters of the
field, to the great, detriment of
the corn. But where the crop
is on land that could be plant
ed in season and properly ten
ded the stand is most excellent.
On the whole the corn crop
promises a full average. Po
tatoes, under favorable circum
stances are doing very well;
the seasonable rains of the
summer have insured a good
set of tubers and the crop may
be considered safe as to its
growth. As to its healthiness,
we have heard but little com
plaint, though it is yet too ear
ly for the rot to develop itself.
This is about the way the case
stands in Ohio, according to
our information and observa
Gkx. IIayes, themongrel candidate
for Governor of Ohio is said to be a
large stockholder In a New England
woolen mill, that yields him a profit
of (in to 80 percent. This fact will
explain why Hayes voted in favor of
conierring social privileges upon the
manufacturers, so as to sll'oril them
itdtlitlonnl "protections" thereby In
creasing their already enormous prof,
its; and refused to vote one cent to
ward protecting tlie wool-growers of
i- i ... t ,i..t
uiiio. in iiiruier, 10 uv coiiPisiciii,
can vote for R. B. Hayes for Gover
[Mt. Vernon Banner.
General Hayes is not the
mongrel candidate for Gover
nor of Ohio, or any other State;
he is not a stockholder in a
New England or any other
woolen mill ; he does not draw
a dividend of 60 or 80 per cent.,
or any other per cent., from a
New England woolen mill, or
any other woolen mill ; he did
not vote in favor of conferring
special privileges upon the
manufacturers, did not vote to
afford them additional or any
prof action, and did not increase
their already enormous profits,
beyond what increase might be
derived from the gorgeous rai
ment worn by the General hab
itually, and paid for by him ;
he did not refuse to vote one
cent toward protecting the
wool growers of Ohio, but vo
ted expressly for the protec
tion of wool-growers, in a bill
drawn for that exclusive pur
pose ; and, finally, every farm
er, to be consistent, must vote
for R. B. Hayes for Governor.
Beyond these trifling inaccura
cies of the Banner, its article
O. S. Journal.
"I look upon Mr. Johnson,"
said Senator Wilson in his
speech at Saratoga, "as I look
upon Bull Run. It was a
great lesson to the country.
Andrew Johnson stands right
there, and every time he un
dertakes to do anything against
the cause of liberty and justice
the country rallies and goes
further than it ever would have
gone before." Mr. Wilson's
speech is a very good one ; full
of kind, cheering, and noble
words. He tells us how ex
cellent the effect of the over
throw of the President's poli
cy has been on the South,which
persuaded at last that it is
thoroughly and fairly beaten,is
beginning to submit with a
veiy good grace. He predicts
that the reconstructed States
are destined to become in a
very short time the stronghold
of radicalism, and assures us
that among the advocates ot
"Equal Rights for all Men," of
8uttrage for the blacks, North
as well as South, are Grant,
and Sheridan, and Thomas, and
nearly every general who has
Having quite a large num
ber of Democratic subscribers,
we feel under obligations to
give them a portion ol our
space. Our Republican pat
rons, being liberal-minded and
courting a fair discussion of
the issues of the campaign, we
know will not object to allow
ing the Democracy an occa
sional column. We do not
pretend to endorse, nor yet
condemn, all things that may
appear under this head; for we
think that while many of the
extracts that we shall publish,
teach true Democracy, and
show a love of country, others
show an utter disregard to
everything save the welfare of
the so-called Democratic party.
The first extract is a letter
from Thomas Jefferson, the
father of Democracy, to a ne
gro, who had compiled and cal
culated an almanac, and sent
mm a copy :
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30, 1791.
Sik I thank you sincerely
for your letter and the Alman
ac it contained. Nobody wish
es more than I do to 6ee such
proofs as you exhibit that na
ture has civen to our blank
brethren talents equal to those
of the other colors of men, and
tnat the appearance of the
want of them is owinc mrelv
to the degraded ' condition of
tneir existence in Africa and
America. I can add with truth.
that no one wishes more1 ar
dently to see a good system
commenced for raisinc tha son-
dition of their mind to what it
ought to be, as far as the im
becility of their present exis-
tence and other circumstances
which cannot be neglected will
,1 have taken the libertv to
send your Almanac to Mon
sieur de Coudorcet. Recretnrv
of the Academy of Science at
raris, ana a member ot the
Philanthropic Society, because
I consider it a document to
wfch yoar own color have a
right for f hei? justification
against the doubts which have
been entertained of them.
I am, with creat esteem, dear
sir, your obedient, etc.,
To Mr. B. Banneker."
The New York World, tha
ablest Democratic newspaper
in the Union, says:
"Democrats in the North, na
well as the South, should be
fully alive to the importance of
the new element thrust into
the politics of the country.
We suppose it to be morally
certain that the new constitu
tion ol the State of New York,
to be framed this year, will
confer the elective franchise
upon all adult male negroes.
117 A .
we nave no laitn in tne suc
cess of anv efforts to shut the
negro element out of politics.
it is the part ot wisdom frank-
lv to flie-nr. tli ft cihmh'nn anA
get beforehand with the Radi
cals in gaming an ascendency
over the negro mind."
And again it says:
"The Democratic nartv cares
little about negro suffrage, and
would not seriously oppose it,
if unaccompanied with the dis
franchisement of white men."
The Boston Post, the able
organ of the New England De-
"Color ought to have no
more to do with the matter
(voting) than size. Only es
tablish a right standard, and
then apply it impartially. A
rule ot that sort is too firmly
fixed in justice and equality to
be shaken; it commends itself
too clearly to the good senti
ment of the entire body of our
countrymen, to be successfully
traversed by objections. Once
let this principle be fairly pre
sented to the people of the
several States, with the knowl
edge on their part that they
alone are to have the disposal
and settlement of it, aqd we
sincerely believe it would not
be long before it would be
adopted by every State in the
"We have urged the North
again and again, to make its
citizens equal before the law
and before the ballot box. We
should be glad to see the Mas
sachusetts Suffrage law adopt
ed by every State in the Union.
No matter what a man's color
or size may be if he can read
and write, is twenty-one years
old let him tote."
.Marx Twaix tells the follow
ing story of a fellow passenger
who being bantered about his
timidity, said he had never
been scared since he had load
ed an old Queen Anne's mus
ket for his father once, where
upon he related the following:
You see the old man was try
ing to learn me to shoot black
birds and beasts that tore up
the young corn, and such, so I
could be of some use about the
farm, because I wasn't big
enough to do much. My gun
was a little single barrel (hot
gun, and the old man carried
an old Queen Anne's musket
that weighed a ton, and made a
report like a thunder clap, and
kicked like a mule. The old
man wanted me to "shoot the
musket, .but I w )s afraid. ' One
day though 1 gotyicr downand
so I took her tcj the hired man
and asked him how to load her,
because the old man was out
in the fields. Hiram said :
'Don't you see them marks
on the stock an X and a Von
the Queen's ciown? Well, that
means ten balls and five slugs
that's her load.'
But how much powder?'
'Oh,' said he, 'it don't matter,
put in three or four handsful.'
So I loaded her up that way,
and it was an awful charge I
know that and started out. I
leveled her on a good many
blackbirds, but every time I
went to pull the trigger I shut
my eyes and winked. I was
afraid of her kick. Towards
sundown, I fetched her up to
the house, and there was tbe
old man resting on the porch.
'Been out hunting, have ye?'
'Yes, sir,' says I.
'What did you kill?'
'Didn't kill anything, sir
didn't shoot her off I was
afraid she'd kick.' (1 knew
blamed well she would.)
'Gim us that gun,' the old
man says, mad as sin.
And he took aim at tbe sap
ling on the other side of the
road, and I begun to back out
of danger. And the next min
ute I heard an earthquake, and
saw the Queen Anne whirling,
end over end, in the.air, and the
old man spinning around on
one heel, with- one leg up, and
both hands on his jaw and the
bark a flying; the old man's
jaw turned black and blue, and
he had to lay up for three days.
Cholera or nothing else can
scare me the way I was scared
The little that I have seen of
the world and know of the his
tory of mankind, teaches me to
look upon their errors in sor
row, not in anger. When I take
the history of one poor heart
that has sinned and suffered,
and represent to myself the
struggles and temptations it
passed through; the brief pul
sations of joy; the feverish in
quietudes of hope and fear; the
tear3 of regret; the feebleness
of purpose ; the scorn of the
world thathas little charity;
the desolation of the soul's
sanctuary, and the threatening
voices within; health gone, hap
piness gone; I wouldfain leave
the erring soul of my fellow
man with Him from whose
A lady visited New York
city and saw on the sidewalk
a ragged, cold and hungry lit
tle girl, gazing wistfully at
some of the cakes .in a shop
window. She stopped, and tak
ing the little one by the hand,
led her into the store. Though
she was aware that bread
might be better for the cold
child than cake, yet desiring to
gratify the shivering and for
lorn one, she gave her the cake
she wanted. She then took
her 'to another place, where
che procured her a shawl and
other-articles of comfort. The
grateful little creature looked
the benevolent lady full in the
face, and with artless simplici
ty said: "Are you God's wife ?"
Did the most eloquent speaker
ever employ words to a better
Dkxtxr, the famous trotter,
was sold in 1861 for $400, and
made his first publio appear
ance on the Fashion course
May 4th of that year, when he
won a purse of $100, defeating
Stonewall Jackson and Gener
al Grant Since then he has
won over 50,000 for his own
ers, and been sold for $4,000.
His winnings this year already
amount to $11,000.
"Please, 6ir, give me a penny
to keep me from starving."
"Can't stop, m a great hurry,
I've got to make a speech at
the society for the relief of the
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To every man there are many,
many dark hours, when he feels
inclined to abandon his best
enterprise, hours when his
heart s dearest hopes appear
delusive hours when he feels
unequal to the burden, when all
his aspirations seem worthless.
Let no one think that he alone
has dark hours. They are the
common lot of humanity. They
are the touch-stone to try
whether or not we are the cur
rent coin. . ,
Rev. Dr. Guthrie is the an
thor of these beautiful senti
ments: "They say I am growing
old because my hair is silvered
and there are crows-feet upon
my forehead, and my step is
not so firm and elastic as of
yore. But they are mistaken.
This is not 'me. : The Mim tire -not
me.'The brow i wrinkled,
but the brow is not me, This
is the house in which 1 live.
But I am young; younger now
than I ever was before.
Two friends meeting, one Ve
marked, "I have just met a
man who told me I looked like
"Tell me who it was, that I
may knock him down," replied
"Don't trouble yourself,' said
the other, "I did that myself
Jokk" ox "Old Andy." A
good thing is told of the Pres
ident in Raleigh. While res
ponding in a feeling manner
to tho welcome given him, he
used the expression, "Let us,
my friends, repair the breech
es," and before he could add
"made by the war," an old wo
man exclaimed with perfect
delight, "Bless the dear old
man, he has come home again
to work at his old trade!"
The crowth that trees and
vines and shrubs make in a few:
years is astonishing therefore '
no person should neglect to set
plants, cutting or grafts, upon
the supposition that he will not
live to secure the benefit of his
labor. In a few years after
setting out, tho trees and grafts
will be bearing.
' A sxn,0R, looking eeriously
into a certain chapel in Balti
more, was asked by a certain
clergyman if he felt any change.
Whereupon the tar put his
hand into his pocket, and said,
"Not a red cent." '
If industry is no more "than
a habit, it is at least an excel
lent one. If you ask me which
is the real hereditary sin of hu
man nature, do you imagine I
shall answer pride, or luxury,
or ambition, or egotism? No;
I shall say indolence. Who
conquers indolence will con
quer all tho rest. Indeed, all
good principles must stagnate
without mental activity.
If you curtail your expenses,
clip at the right corners; be
sure you do not begin with the
newspaper. One ounce less of
sugar per day will more than
furnish a newspaper to a fam
ily. Stare your stomach soon
er than your brains. You will
not miss the sugar as soon as
A youho lady being request-'
ed by an old bachelor to take
a seat upon his knee in a
crowded sleigh, made the lol-.
lowing reply: "No, thank you,
I'm afraid such an old seat
would break down with me."
When asked how he got out .
of prison, a witty rogue replied:
"I got out of my cell byingen-'
uity, ran up stairs with agility,
crawled out the back window
in secrecy, slid down the light- -ning
rod with rapidity, walked
out of the town with dignity,
and am now basking m the
sunshine of liberty."
The following is from a late
number of the Richmond Whig:
"As one of the victimized,
we believe we can declare forr
the whole South, that the ex- ,
periment ot secession "would"
not have been tried but for the '
thousand-times repeated assur
ances of the Democratic lead-;
ers that il an army . should be
raised in the North for the pur-
pose of making war upon' the'
South, it would be met by an
other army raised in the North
to defend the Democratic in
terpretation of the Constitu
tion." . , , ...
Can the American people, in
view.oi such facts, trust the
present Democratic parly with
power t vLet the" nmwir r-e
given at the polle.