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VOL. 3.
M'AliTHUR,
VINTON CO., O.
FRIDAY, MARCH 0, 1855.
NO. 29.
The H'Arlliur Democrat.
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Tkyton Cox,
Wii. Taylkr,.
iso. Clark, Sr.,
J. Uloi.k,
J. GlLLUf,
Adam Lynn,
Ilurmlen Furnace.
Ml. Pleasant.
Harrison Township.
Ulcers Store,
Wilkesville.
Swan.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY,
FOR VINTON COUNTY OHIO.
15. P. HEWITT, J iie of Probite Court
Y.L. EDMISTON, Clerk Com. Pleas Court
K. F. BINGHAM, Prosecuting Attorney.
Wii, T1SUE, Sheriff.
JOSEril M AGKJI, Auditor.
J. SWEPSTON, Treasurer.
JAMES MA LONE, Reioider.
KELSON RICHMOND, Survejor.
GEO. ULLOM, Coroner.
County Commissioners,
J. DOWD, J- KINNEY, & JOHN SWA1M,
School Examiners,
O. T. GUNNING, G. W. SHOCKEY and
K. A. BKATTON.
IKON
FURNACES,
With their
Post Oflice Adresses.
Cincinnati FunaACE, Wcstfall, Stew
art J- Co., Ha ir.de n. Keeds Mill 1'. O.
Eagle Fliinace Stunley, L'eutley &
Co.. Manufacturers of (he le6t quality
of I'ig Iron. Eagle Tost Office.
Vinton Fuiinack, Means, Clark & Co.
Manufacturers of Lest quality of Pig
iron, Vinton runixce Tost Ollice.
Hamiikn FuhhACK, Fru.ee, Tun Cu.
Reed's Mill Post Oliiie.
Bio Sanu Fi'tiNAcs, Purlieu, Dnnu J
Co., Manufacturers of the best quulily
of Tig Iron. I'D! Office at Alliens. O.
Merchant k. Vinton, who aue
Pealera in try Goods Ilardwai c, Quetmwaie, Boots,
Shoes, Grotei-a , ott.
McAktiiuk. Jtihn S. Hawk, J. K. ( I)
Villi, T. A. Murln, Owtn I.'i.wd, J. U. P.
Brown. J. J. fcl.ocUy, S. S. lXinmii 4' Co.,
). ex. K. L'w', L. 1 Li. m, Shade
& Reynolds.
niAMUEtrljiTii. Jill, J). L. T. fl.nl, 11. p..
Moore, J. B. (J VV." B. Willbui, N in. C.
Gleason.
WiLKKSviu.K. S. S. Murrv, John Gillen.
C'ine & Gardner, Fcl'.on & Ltsstk-y, Junies
iilcakely. Larr & btrong.
Alleksvii.i.e. I'tur Wilier, Marcus Mil
If r, Joseph ilcox.
Mt. I'lkasant. -Fhillip Suin
rnATTSTILLE. Swfpt-toil & Swt'iStOll, II. W
Stoddard,
Aiken's Mill. J. Blocr.
r u rnj j u ii E n o o m
Mc Vutiiuk. E. 1. Botlivvell.
JDKUGGISTrf:
McAkthuh. G. B. ill.
Hahufn. Davis &. Collins.
WiLKEbvii.LK. Cline &. Gardner.
BOOTAN D SHOE MOKES.
McAkthuk.-J. G. Suetlaud.C. B. Couswel
E. F. B I H GTA"M
Alio r hot at Law,
McARTIlL'B, OHIO,
Will practice in Vinton and adjoining coun
ties. Office tlufe duois West ol the Tost
Ollire.
Feb. 9, 1652. 31 tf
chas. a. m. damarin. lewis c. damarin.
CHAS. A. M, DAMARIN & CO.,
WHOLESALE GIEOCLllS '
ASD DEALERS IN PBOD.L'CE.
No. 55, Front Street, ',
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO.
JanuarvSO. I6,.v. .
STEIN & BROTHER. .
Manufacturers and Wholesule dealer i in
Will
II
i 111
n
No. 316 BALTIMORE STREET,
Between Howard and Libertv-sts.
' BALTIMORE.1
July 8:53. ly.
WILTON L.CLARK..., JOHN F, f LYLE
; CLARK AND PLYLEY.
Ailoriicj s at Law.
McARTHUR, OUlO.'i ( ". ;
Will practice in partnership in Vint$nron
ty. OITIce, lour doors east ol issoa t. Hid
bert'g Hotel., . . , , ,
SO. . PflCCNIX, T. M. PAECOCK, JNO. liAiCOCK.
BABC OCK CO.
:;. uiioitSAE .;iiiioi:iisi.,&:tj
tomniission Mcrcliaiils.
Ro. 6 k 67 Water Street,'' NE w' '0RK.
Febuary 17, '54. ly. . . U '.'.!.
v E. A,BRATTONy
': - Jtlorncy : at ' La
. , McAR?ii,yR,pH;!i)P.i r u.ti .
lt"ILL practice in VintpiiBi).ijijt)iiiHg'
.counties.,, Oflice, one dopi east q( Ujt
"BlVComer., ' 1 ' -y 'J'"'
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THE YOUNG PHILOSOPHER.
A STORY FOR PARENTS.
Mr. Solomon Winthrop was a plain
old farmer an austere, precise man,
who did everything by established
rules, and could see no reason why peo
pie should grasp at things beyond what
had been reached by their great grand-
latners. lie naa three children two
boyg and a girl. There was Jeremiah,
seventeen years old, Samuel, filteen,
and Fanny, thirteen. . . :
It wag a cold winter's day. Samnel
was, in the kitchen reading a book, and
so:intersteu"wtw he that he did not
notice the entrance of his father Jer
emiah waX in ar. opposite corner, en
gaged in cohering out a sum which he
had found in his arithmetic.
Sam,' said the farmer to his young,
est boy, 'have you worked out that
sum yet?'
No sir,' returned the boy in a hesi
tating manner.
'Didn't I tell you to slick to your
arithmetic till you had done hV utter
ed Mr. Winthrop, in a severe tone.
Samuel hung down his head, and
looked troubled.
Why haven't you done it?' contin
ued the father.
I can t do it, sir,' tremblingly re
turned the boy.
Can't do it? And why not? Look
at Jeremiah, there, with his slate and
arithmetic, lie had ciphered further
tliau you had long betore he was as old
as you are.'
'Jerry was always fond of mathe
matical problems, sir, but I cannot fas
ten my mind on them. They have no
interest to me.'
'That's because you don't try to feel
an intejest in your studies. What book
is that you are readme?'
'It's a work on philosophy, sir.
,: 'A work on fiddle-eticks! Uo, put
it away this instant, and then get your
slate, and don't let me see you away
from your arithmetic again until you
can wojk out these roots. JJoyou un
derstand nie?'
Samuel made no answer, but silent
ly put away his philosophy, and then
he got his Blate and sat down in the
chimney corner. His nether lip trem
bled, and his eyes were moistened, for
tie was unhappy, lis lather had been
harsh towards him, and he felt that it
was without a cause.
'Sam,' said Jerry, as soon as tlit old
man had gone, ! will do that sum for
jou.'
'No, Jerry,' returned the younger
brother, but with a grateful look, 'that
would be deceiving tather. I will try
to do the sum, though 1 fear 1 shall not
succeed.'
Samuel worked very hard, but all to
no purpose. His mind was not on the
subject belore him. The roots and
squares, the bases, hypothenuses and
perpendiculars, though comparatively
simple in themselves,- were to him a
mingled mass of incomprehensible
things, and the more he tried the more
did lie become perplexed and bothered.
The Until was his father did not tin
derstand him.
Samuel w as a bright boy.and uncom
monly intelligent for one ot his age.
Mr. Winthrop was a thorough niathe
matician he never yet came across a
problem he could not solve, and he de
sired that his bo; s should be like him,
lor he conceived that the acme of edu
cational perfection lay in thepower ol
coiKjueiing Euclie,and he often expres
sed his opinion that, were Euclid liv
mg then, he could 'give the olugeome
trician a hard lussel.' He seemed not
to compieher.d that different minds were
made with different capacities.and that
what one mind grasped with ease, an
other ot equal power would la il to com
piehend. Hence, because Jerry pro
gresssed rapidly in his mathematical
studies and could already survey a piece
of land many angles, he imagined that
because Samuel made no progress in
uie same urancit tie was idle and care
less, and treated him accordingly' He
never candidly conversed with his
younger son, with a view to ascertain
the (rue bent of his mind but he had
his own standard of the power ot all
minds, and he pertinaciously adhered
10 11.
There was another thine that Mr
Winthrop could not see, that Samuel
was continually pondering upon such
profitable matter was interesting to him
l.l.l a .i
ana mat ne was scarcely ever idle: nor
did his father see, either, that if he ever
wished Iii3 boy to become a mathema
tician, lie was pursuing the very course
to prevent such a result. Instead of
endeavoring to rrke the study inter
esting to the child, he was making it
obnoxious.
The dinner hour came and Samuel
had not worked out the sum. Hi fath
er was angry, and obliged the boy to
go. without his dinner, at the same lime
telling him that he .was an idle lazy
child. - i. ... .
Poor Samuel left the kitchen and
went Up to his chamber, and there he
sat and cried. At length bis mind
seemed to pass from the wrong he had
suffered at the hand of his parent, and
took 'another tarn, and the grief marks
ell ins lace, l liete was a laree nre
iritHe room below his phamber,so that
he w as not my cold; arid gelljng up,!
he went to a small closet, and from be
neath a lot of old clothes he dragged
forth some long strips of wood, and
commenced whittling. It was not for
mere pastime that he whittled, for he
was fashioning some curious affair
from these peices of wood. He had
bits of wire, little scraps of tin plite,
pieces of twine, and dozens of small
wheels that he made himself, and he
seemed to be working to get them to
gether alter some peculiar fashion of
his own.
Half the afternoon had thus passed
aw ay, when his sister entered his cham
ber.' She had her aprorTc'itlicred" up
in her hand, and alter closing the door
sollly behind her, she approached
spot where her brother sat
Here, Sammy see, I have brought
you something to eat. I know you
must be hungry.
As she spoke, she opened her apron,
took out four cakes and a piece of pie
and cheese, ihe boy was hungry,
and he hesitated not -to avail himself of
his sisters kind offer. He kissed her
as he took the cakes, and thanked her.
'Oh, w hat a pretty thing that is you
are making!' uttered Funny, as she
gazed upon the result of her brother's
labors. ' w on t you give it to me alter
it is done?'
'Not this one, sister,' returned the
boy, with a smile; 'but as soon as I get
time I will make you one equally as
pretty.'
Fanny thanked her brother, and
shortly afterwards left the room, and
the boy resumed his work.
At the end of the week, the various
materials that had been subject to Sam
uel's jack-knife and pinchers had as
sumed form and comeliness, and they
were jointed and grooved together in a
curious combination.
The embryo philosopher set the ma
chine for it looked much like a ma
chine upon the floor, and then stood
oil and gazed upon it. His eyes gleam
ed with a peculiar glow of satisfac
tion, anc' he looked proud and happy.
While yet he stood and gazed upon the
child of his labors, the door of the cham
ber opened, and his father entered.
'What are you not study ingr ex
claimed Mr. Wintlirop, as he noticed
the boy standing in the middle of the
lloor.
Samuel trembled when he heard his
father's voice, aud he turned pale with
tear.
Ha, what is this?' said Mr. Win
throp, as he caught sight of the curious
construction on the floor. 'This is the
secret ot your luieness. iNow 1 see
how it is that you cannot master your
studies. You spend your time in ma
king playhouses and tly.pens. I'll see
whether you'll learn to attend to your
lesson or not. There.'
As the father uttered that common
injunction, he placed his foot upon the
object of his displeasure. The boy
uttered a quick cry.aud sprang forward,
but too late. The curious construction
was crushed to atoms the labor of
long weeks. Looking upon the mass
of ruins, and then covering his face
with his hands ho burst into tears.
Ain't you ashamed?' said Mr. Win
throp; 'a great boy like you to spend
your time on such clap-traps, and then
cry about it, because 1 choose that you
attend to your studies. Now go out
to the barn and help Jerry shell coin.'
The boy was too full of grief to
make any explanation, and without a
word he left his chamber; but for long
days afterwards he was sad and down
hearted. Samuel,' said Mr. Winthrop one
day after the spring had opened, 1
have seen Mr. Young, and he is wil
ling to take you as an apprentice. Jer
ry and 1 can get along on the farm,
and 1 think the best thing you can do
is to learn the blacksmith's trade. I
have given up all hopes of .ever ma
king a surveyor out of you, and if you
had a farm you would not know how
to measure it or lay it out. Jerry will
now soon be able to take my place as
surveyor, and I have already made ai
rangements for having him sworn and
obtaining his commission. But your
trade is a good one, however, and I
have no doubt you will be able fo make
a living at it.'
Mr, Young was a blacksmith in a
neighboring town, and he carried on
iiuue an extensive uusiness, and more
over, he had the reputation of being a
uue man. oamuei was delighted wttii
uis lamer s proposals, and when he
learned that Mr. Young also carried on
quite a large machine shop, he was in
ecstacies. His trunk was packed a
good supply of clothes having been
provided; and alter kissing his mother
and sister, and shaking hands with his
father and brotlier.he mounted the staee
and set off for his new destination.
He found Mr. Young all he could
wisli, and went into his business with
an assiduity that surprised his master.
One evening, alter Samuel Winthrop
had been with his new master six
months, the latter came into the shop
after all the journeymen had qnit work
and found the vouth busily engaeed in
filing a piece of jron. There was
quite a number of pieces lying on the
bench by his side, and some were cu
riously riveted together and fixed with
springs and slides, while others appear
ed not yet ready for their destined use.
Mr, x. ascertained what the voung
. .. T
jUwulest son witn pride, and often expres-
workman wig up to, and he not only
encouraged him in hisundertaking.but
he stood for half an hour and watched
him atfiis'work. Next day Samuel
Winthrop was removed from the black,
smith's shop to the machine shop.
Samuel otten visited his parents.
At the end of two years his father was
not a little surprised when Mr. Young
iniormea mm mat Samuel was the
most useful hand in his employ.'. ,
lime new tan... sarauel ws twen
ty-one,. Jeremiah had been free al
most tto years, and be was one of the
most accurate and trustworuiyurvey
ors" i a ( "county. . . '
Mr, W inthrop looked upon his el
ed a wish that his other son could have
been like him. Samuel had come home
to visit his parent, and Mr. Young
had come with him.
Mr. Young,' said Mr. Winthrop,
after the tea things had been cleared
away, 'that is a tine factory they have
erected in your town.'
Yes,' returned Mr. Young, 'there
are three of them, and they are doing
heavy business.
'I understand they have an extensive
machint shop connected with the fac
tories. Now it my boy Sam is as
good a workman as you say he is, per
haps he might get a first-rate situation
there.'
Mr. Young looked at Samuel and
smiled.
By the way,' continued the old far
mer, 'what is all this noise I hear and
see in the newspapers about those pat
ent Winthrop looms? They tell me
lliey go ahead ot anything that was
ever got up before.'
You must ask your son about that,'
returned Mr. Young. 'That's sornp
of Samuel's business.
'Eh? What, my son? Some of
Sam'
The old man stopped short and gazed
at his ion. He was bewildered. It
could not be that his son his idle son
was the iuventor of the great power
loom that had taken all the manufactu
rers by surprise.
hatdo you mean?' he at length
asked. .
'It is t.; ithis, father, that this
loom is ft!:y returned Samuel, with a
look of conscious pride. 'I have in
vented it, and have taken a patent
right, and have already been offered ten
thousand dollars for the patent right, in
two adjoining States. Don t you re
member that clap-trap you crushed with
your toot six years agor
Yes,' returned the old man, whose
eyes were bent on the floor, and over
whose mind a new light seemed to be
breaking.
Well,' continued Samuel, 'tint was
almost a pattern of the very loom 1
have set up in the factories, though of
course I liave made much improvement
and there is room lor Improvement yet.'
And that was what you were study
ing when you used to stand and see me
weave, and when you used to fumble
about my loom so much?' said Mrs.
Winthrop.
'You are right, mother. Even then
I had conceived the idea I have since
carried out.'
And that is why you could not un
derstand my mathematical problems,'
uttered Mt. Winthrop, as he started
from his chair and took the youth by
the hand.
'Samuel, my son, forgive me for the
harshness I used towards you. I have
been blind, and now I see how I mis
understood you. While I have thought
you idle and careless, you were solving
a philosophical problem I could never
have comprehended. Forgive me,
Samuel I meant well enough, but
lacked judgment and discrimination.
Of course the old man had long before
been forgiven for his harshness, and his
mind was open to a new lesson in hu
man nature. It was simply this: .
Different miuds have different ca
pacities, and no mind can ever be driv
en to love that for which it has no
tasle. First, seek to understand the
natural abilities and dispositions of
children, and then in your management
oi their education lor u;:r me, govern
yourself accordingly. George Combe,
the great moral philosopher of his day,
couiq naraiy recKon in simple summon,
and Colburn, the mathematician could
not write out a common-place address.
Shocking Distress from Poverty.
The Nev York papers record the sui
cide of John Murphy, an Englishman,
recently arrifed in this country, who
had become deranged by the want of
employment sad the consequent suffer
ing of his family. Ilia family had been
without food for two days, when the
wifeyieled toher necessities and went
to the Committee of Relief for the Poor,
to obtain tome assistance. In her ab
sence, the busbaud cut his throat, and
during lfie inquest upon the father, the
mother received newt of the death of
her child from want of food. The case
hai excited the sympathy of the citizens
and doubtless the remainder of the fam
ily will be taken care of. The case sug
gested whether then may pot besiroi
lar suffering in our midst, tnd if it is
not the duty of those who hare abun
dance at command to-search them out
and relieve the- wants of the destitute.
X3"ln wbatfoever house you enter,
remain master of our eyes sod jour
tongue, - '
LAY SERMON—No. 5.
BY SOLOMON SIMPLE.
-Jeshpraa waxed at and kicks V Bibl.
And made a fool of himself by doing
90. He feasted on "Butter of kine, and
milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and
rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats,
with Ui fat of kidnela aftkhaat" n,l
washed 'rt down. 'not with lii tittr
nor-with Adam'sale, nor with had whisj
,f , vu " nn IUs . pure ,crooq or 111
grape" wist, equal,' I oVnr t0 the
bfcax.-'-oaUTV-roanufattuye;! i.'i lli niluni
coad:y,.out of-.lcohol,-riTer water, and
weat mau moia8es.v fha consequence
waa, he grew fat, likt au aldeiman; and
before the gout had time to get hold of
him, he "kicked," and thrashed ibout,
like one possessed of a devil. Good era.
cious how he kicked!
But, Beloved, it is imnortant thnt urn
should understand how the old fellow
contrived to get such an abundant sup
ply oi gooa victuals. The scriptures
are judiciously silent on this point
mil u i ! us plain as preaching, that he
got his supplies in one of two ways
either first, by stealing; or secondly by
purchasing ihe.d, either with cash, or
on credit perhaps a little of both. And
as all sinners are inclined to be charita
ble, I am inclined to favor the opinion
that he was about as honest as people
in general in these days, and secured a
good living by the proceeds of fair deal
ing, only when cheating was, the most
proutauie.
And "Jethuruii waxed fat" h rtrnh.
ably weighed not less than two hundred
pounns, nett. ana presented, to the half
starved vorbing-men and women in his
neighborhood, (who had to pay a dollar
and fifty cents a bushel for rascally poor
potatoes, aiu a shilling for pound of
beef steak from the shoulder of one of
Pharaoh's lean cattle) the appearance
of a man "well to do in the world" a
well dressed gentleman, with only one
prominent fault- he would kick!
'To kick," in the scriptural accepta
tion of the term, is, to stand on on font.
and lift the others little hieher than
commo.j. Thii operaliou cause the
kicker to raise his nose, or rather the
farther or top end of it, considerably
above where the nose ought to be, when
the owner is in a decently humhle frame
of mind which gae rise to the highly
poetical saying, thai some people "car.
ry tneir noses a little too hieh." This
all comes of "waxing fat and kicking."
adu ii is a noticeaD e tact. iht mn
and women, of this class, never kick at
their euperiori.or their eauali Wausn.
if they did, the compliment would be
returned, ncl ppssibly with interest
but they always kick at 'hoae
or are thought to be, below them, and so
uauiy leu that they have not strength to
KICK DacK acalll! I his IS the ronenn ,
a great many snobs, parvenuei, cod-fish
aristocrats, loaters, dandies, and other
upstarts, who live on thn .minr,o nr
nonesi people, nave not been kicked out
of respecleble society a great while ago.
uui, dearly ueloev christian friends,
I must not neglect y ur condition and
affairs, and must hasten to make an ap
plication of the subject, as it has been
presented for vour consideration. I
must take it for granted that )ou are all
ncn; otlier'me you could not have built
so many splendid churches, nor pay such
large salaries to your priests, for keep
ing your consciences in good repair, nor
buy the fine clothes, costly jewelry, ele
gant furs, and other adornments with
which you bedeck yourselves, when you
go out "to be seen by men;" and that
you aie well fed, and in thriving con
dition, so far as "creature comforts" are
concerned, is evident enough from the
fact that you turn up your noses at those
who are thought to be a little below
you in the social scale, and kick, like
Jeshurun, at all w ho are less conceited,
hypocritical, and insolent than jour
selves. But I may not daub your follies and
extravagances with untempered mortar.
Hirelings will do that, for by the craft
they get their living. It is my duty to
tell you, that you are in a bad way , and
are making yourtelves ridiculous, by the
airs you put on, and the pretentions you
make. You pretend to be tovicbody
not because you bave done anything to
boast or, uor because your mind have
been improved by cultivation, or your
near.s c-y grace, or your souls by humil
ilr. or vour natural desires br the re
straits of justice, mercy, or lore no,
but simrdr because vou "fare snmnin.
ously e rery day," while the beggar is at
jour gate, ana thn does more merciful
man you.
who are you? By the accident of
fortune, or the success of mediocrity, or
the graspiugs of parsimony, or the slow
gatherings oi ave'ict, or the prosper
ous legerdemain of dishonetv. vou have
gained the only elevation you can ap
w "r - -
iretiuie uioi ur inn aristocratic up
start the envy of fools, and the laugh
ing stock of sensible people.
What srs vou? The oiTsDriiip of han
4 . - -T- l O -
working, and we hope honest parents
Some of you are but one remove from
an illustrious generation or cobblers:
rour progenitors lived on "bos and
hominy" rour uncles, aunts, and cous
ins uo so sun. lou are uo better than
they -noi as good. And yet you claim
to be christians, as though nrhte were a
passport to dorr, and foil r an adiuhct
oi immortal leiicity.
Kick awar. then who cares? A stu
pid animal j wot of can do as much
loursntic are rauior amusine man
frightful. The world sees through the
fiimsv veil that cooce Is from seusiioui
observation tbe rotteness of your hearts,
J u I ' r t - -
auu mo auauesi pi your n jpucncies,
Clothe yourselves with' humility,' as
with a garment, and adorn yourselves
with us kindred virtues, graces, da dt
viue accomplishments. JirKn." )
KISSING.
A sprightly, amusing American' com
respondent iu Paris thus deacribetHhtw
rage of kissing in "La Bella Franca."
"Th4 almost universal custom of i see
ing in Paris seems at first very singular
to a stranger coming from a coun'trv
where the proprieties of life rarely per
mit you to take a lady's hind much
Isis to salute her. In France, to kiss
lady with whom you are not at all to'
t innate, on meeting her. is vtrv common: '
especially is this the ease If she b a mat-'
run iauy. iiuv amy me mtmoers ot ma.
family, but all ttsr:n-etsr,ei poei
sb!y to Salute th' lady of the hou.a 'on' ' '
coming down in th .'morL.ng. ' But
though, the modest American may, ptr;'i
haps, ascape the ceremony on ordinary,
occasions, yet on New Year's day it is
imperative. Qn that morning I cams
down to my coffee about nine o'clock.
I sat down qqietlv.bidding madam (an
jour, as on ordinary occasions. But I
was not to get off so easily. In few
moments she was at ray elbow, with
Mons. B , am very angry with you.'
I expressed, of course, regret and ig
norance of Laving given her offence.
Ah, said she, 'you know . very well
the reason It is because you did not
embrace me when you came down this
morning. '
'Madame was a lady of perhaps twen
ty-eight, with jet black, glossy hair,
large lustrous black eyes, and a clear,
fair complexion. She was very beauti
ful, had she been plain I should have
felt less embarrassed. She waited as
though expecting me to atone for my
neglect; but how could I before' the
whole table? I sat all this lima tremb
ling in my teat. At length Madams
said; "Mons. B. ambrosia 'o. The.
worst had come. Ijeross tremblingly, put
my whtie bloodlees lips all greasy with
butter and wet with coffee (for id my
embarrassment ( had dropped my nap-'
kin) to those of Madame. This wat my1
first French kiss.' ' .,.'
A School Teacher Fined.
The Newburyport Herald says that
Miss Martha J. Shepard, of Rowley, waa
arranged before the Police Court of New,
buryport, on the clarge of assault end
battery. It was shown that one of nf
pupils named Saunders, a stubborn boy,
had told a lie, and that she seized liin
and threw him on the floor. Tbe boy'
leftschool at recess time, both that day'
and the next, without the consent of
his teacher, but in obedience to the w ri
te q request f hU father, who sees' tc U
To punish him for this Miss She pari
tied his hands and feet,: and after mik4
ing him stand still a few moments, fasten
ed a handkerchief over his eyes aud laid
him dowu on the floor. ... lie was allo
ed to remain in tbat position about,
three hours, when he manifested peai;
lence for his faults and ,was refeasei, ' (
The Court decided that it was doubt-'
ful, in the first place, if there was aay
occasion for corporal punishment,'-and
iht. second place, that if ever corporal
punishment was justifiable under the
circumstances, that which was adopted
was both inappropriate and inexcusa
ble. A slight flee was accordingly im
posed upon the teacher in addition to
costs, and she appealed to a higher
court, '. i . 1 : wi
Not so very Green.
young and apparently verdant
strip, who gave hi? hailing place J
Old Varmount,' found himselt iar
rounded, unon a certain, occasion, hr
a crowd quizzing upstarts, who seemed
I 1 .. j: i ; .i. .-
ueni upuu displaying ineir own saiaiv
ness. at the expense of the Yankee. ;
'Hello, Jonathan!' says one, 'where
are you bound?'
Deoun to Bosting, on a little trfctrip,
was the reply.
What's your business in Boston?'
continued the inquisitive gentleman.
'Oh, I'm deoun after my pension
money,' responded the greeny. , ' I
Pension money!' ejaculated whig
keree 'how much do you get, and
what are you drawing pension money
for?' . ,, v i
Oh,' answered the country manI
get four ce. ts every yearHew mind
my own business, and tew let other
folks' business atoiie!' . ; :t
The crowd had po more remarks to
offer. The answer was entirely satisfactory.
They tell a good story of a verda&t
Know Nothing member of the Mas
sachusetts Legislature, who, arriving
late on the first day of the sessiqp,
rushed into the Representatives' 'Hii,
hurried fo the Speaker, and astonished
him with this salutation: 'Mr. Speaker
good morning; how de do? feather
late; missed the cars! I wish yon
would show me to my room right off?'
Decidedly Cool. At the recent
accident on the railroad near Conneaut
a car containing a Ijorse, a flock; of
sheeD and a man. fell down a. hank: fif.
ty feet, hurting nothing but tbe car,
rm a,
i ne man jumped up, rubbed his. eyes,
and exclaimed, .'This is a nice war of
doing business! By V, I wbuld iojt fca
so scared again for nve dollars.'; oJ. it
r-f f-Ti 'i!T
CCTBe sure, says' . an' exchange., (o
marry a woman tbat will help you, in
stead of being a burden," In'mercah-
tile phras, 'Get a piecp ot calico that
will wash.: -m . - ; .-r;: ..-r '
Sal.' laid one fill to .eo'.her' 'f am
so gled I hurt ju beau nbvr. ""-V-M
.'Why so?' asked the other. ..,
Ct
-un. ciuh i.ia in ai man
I'W
el I please." ' ,J -1 "
CCTlf there be no faith incur wcrrd
nf tSL'tSal meiA s . ' '.
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