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FOR VINTON COUNT , OHIO.
h. P. HEWITT, J.uJge of Probite Court
W.L.EDMlSTON.CWrk Com. Pleas Court
E. F. BINGHAM, Prosecuting Attorney.
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Alio r ncy at Law,
Will practice in Vinton and adjoining coun
ties. Uince Uin-e noon West ol the lout
Feb. 9. 1652. 3-1 If
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Febuary 17, '54. I y.
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countire. Office, on door east of the
Initiation of a Know Nothing.
We hare seen nothing to cope with the an
nexed among the literary productions of litis
remarkably productive age. '. A foreigner,
whom a few bid logy book- worms knew as
William Sltakespenre, attempted to describe
a Einitlur scene, which once occurred in pres
ence of an excullent individual, named Mac
beth; but the spectators in this case leing
mere old women, who ought to have been
burned as witches, Shakespeare's bungling
attempt to describe their ceremonies must fail
before the labors of a genius which is excited
by the sublime spectacle of an initiation con
ducted iu impressive ami rnnnly style by men
and patriots. Wu borrow the peoin from the
Nashua (N. H.) Uuzr.lU: . .
Scfjje Interior of a Lodge of Know Noth
ing Time, Midnight-rUrand Master in
tlit Chair Candidate supported by two
t'diera "T(iC',Shuving Put Boiling over a
Spirit-Lamp, on a Tublt,besidt a Morrow
Bout and Cleaver. '
MASTER OF CEREMONIES RISING.
Brother 'tis (he mystic hour
For the exercise of power. ' '
Ld! the sacred fire is hot
Uoils the sacred shaving pot, '
As within its brim I fling
Every native olltiring;
Bum It of wool from Afric skull
Fiidther from a full-fledged gull
Down, new pluck u Irom callow goose
Emblem tit lor us to u?e
Double, double, toil and trouble,
111 the liu pot squeuk and bubble.
If I read the omens clear,
Happy auspices are hgre,
Let the caiididateappear.
lint iunuidalt is IrovpM forviurd.)
Stronger ere you swear obedience
We UiU&t know vour antecedents. '
If it politics you mean,
tver) thing by turns 1 e Lcen 1 i , .
1 have been a locol'oco,
Hut 1 found that was no bo
Wooly head and silver grey,
rutiy neau in a small way, -Wild
cat, Pizzariuclum, too,
And tree soiic-r. ...
That rt ill do. .
Crother, reneiiade. I creel you
Joyed am 1 e such to meet you. '
ftow mark my words and their intent,
And bow your head if you ufsJnt. '
Can you a questioner put by?
Ai d cau you on occasion lie f -(Candiduteboms.)
Can you orders blindly follow?
And nave sou a capacious swallow?
Don't yon believe iliut some yeu rs hcuce
That Popes will appoint our Piexiilt'iiU? '
Don't )uu believe the Jtsuits thrive
btlaue HI tecrct tl.cy cuiittivt?
You hale conlcssrloiiiilb? I tee '
You do but vou'll confess to me. '
Don't you believe ihe Komii-h priests
Areswoin totflaiiLhterus like beats?
Thai hll the Irish anus are hiding
in an me kiiuiiucg iney aouie nil
That all the lrich gills combine
lo purchase artemc aniUtrychnine? ..
Thai in Know Nothings lies our hope .
To hfchi the Dcvit ami. the Pope?
( The cundidute Uus rqicnledly.)
Now lilt the Bone and Cleaver high ui air,
And luli obedience to our orderswear.
The ortbal's past and you I here proclaim ,
A ivnow riottung in intellect end name.
Around you fee a band of brothers true
Noi:e of these honest humi know more than you.
r rom dtllt rent parties they have fullen away,
And now coin lor plunder and lor prey;
Like )ou ttiey'ie bound to lead to blindly follow-
Like you they "haves mostcapueious swallow;
lliey bolt whatever nrodtgy we name -.
a gnai or saw mm. ii is an ine same.
Honors we'll make as even as we can.
Where eat h expects to be a congressman, '
If iinlagoverHor. Our signs are few
And easy tole leuiued even by you.
The trip is this you'll tet it iu a minute:
Then you must shake your head there's noth
nig in it!
iNext a wise look lor wisdoms our pro-
A good stufl'd owl vill aid you in expression -
ftiiittrvas Dint is ours no soaring lark
But one that goes d mousing in the dark.
But lo! the'nifcht is vercinu into tlav
Fieeborn Americans! let's sneak away (ruii.
Down the hack stairs, tnd then we'll culauil
And vunielt through dark alleys.one by one
raucy you e robbed a hen roost, and tread
Then will your skulking gait befit your flight
(CTWe have lieard of a child "ta
kins after his father," but not exactly
in the way recorded by a contemporary
"We once knew an eccentric old
man in the 'Nutmeg State,' in' its north
ern part, who went by the familiar ti
tie ot 'Uncle Aaron.' J lie old man
had raised a large family of boys, the
yottngest of whom a wild, roystering
blade was named alter litmselr. In
speaking of his family, the, old man
said, with a very long lace: , . ,
." 'Among all my boys, I never had
but one who' took after his father, and
that was mv Aaron; he took after me
with a club!" .
(G A r.egro preacher recently, in
Virginia, referring in a desulatory and
characteristic discourse, to the day , of
judgment, said, with great earnestness
"Bremen and sistern! -in dat day
de Lord shall diwide de sheep from
de goals; and bress de Lord, be knows
which wears de wdol!" ;
. Youno. America. "Sammy,' run
to the store, arid get some sugar." ..
"Excuse me, nia; I am somewhat
indisposed this morning. -, Send lather,
and tell him to bring me a plug of to
bacco along." 1 .
A man in New Orleans is so upright
in all his dealings, that he "won't sit
while at Uit mealav - - ' ' "v
, - i - - j ! i i
. The editor of a newspaper down east
has been bled, to improve the circular
tion oi uif papers.
Bounty Land Law.
Soldiers' Look Here.
AN ACT in addition to certain acts
granting bounty land to certain of
ficers and soldies who have been en
gaged in the military service of. the
United States. .
Sbciion 1. Be it tnacttd, tfc,
That each of the surviving commission
ed and non-commissioned officer?, mu
sicians, and privates, whether regulars,
volunteers, rangers, or malitia, who
were regularly mnstered into the sen ice
of the United States, and every officer,
conussiotiea ana non-commissioned.
reamen.ordinary seamen, marine.clerk.
and landsman in. ihe navy, in . any oi
the wars in which this country has been
erigiged since seventeen hundred and
ninety, and each of the survivors of the
militia, or volunteers, or State troops ol
any Stale or Territory, called int mil
itary service, and regular! v mustered
therein, and whose services have been
paid by the United States subseniieut
to the eighteenth day of June, eigh
teen hundred and twelve, shall be en
titled to receive a certificate or warrant
from the Department ol the Interior for
one hundred and sixty acres of land;
and where any of those who have so
been mustered into service and Daid
shall have received a certificate or war
rant, he shall be entitled to a certificate
or warrant lor such quantity of laud
as will make, in the whole, with what
le may nave heretofore received, one
hundred and sixty acres to each such
person having served as aioresaid:
Provided, The person so having been
in service shall not receive said hn,
wainnt if it shall appear by the nn;.
ter rolls of his regiment or corps that
he deserted, or was dishonorably dis
charged Irom service.
S)tc. 2. And be it further tnacttd:
That in case ot the death ol any per
son who, if living, would be entitled
to a tertilicate or warrant as aforesaid
under this act, leaving a widow, nr. it
no widow, a minor child or children.
such widow, or if r.o widow, such
minor ciinu or ciuidren. shall be im
ueu iu receive a certificate or warrant
lor the same quantity of land that sod.
deceased person would be entitled to
receive under the provisions of this act
ii now living: Provided. That a sub
sequent marriage shall not impair the
rtgiit oi any such widow to such war-
rant ii sue De a widow at the tim ol
mak.ng her application: And vroei
ded, further, That (hose shall be con
sidered minors, who are so at the time
this act shall take effect.
&kc. 3.! indbl.iturthtrenacted.
That in no case shall any certificate or
waiiaiu ue issuea lor any service less
than 14 days, exceot where the nersnn
..Loll i . i . .
anon anuuiiy nave ueen engaged in
battle and unless the nartv claimim?
sucn certificate or warrant shall estab
lish his or her right thereto bv record
evidence of said service.
hue. 4. And bt it further enacted.
mat saiu certiucates or warrants may
be assigned, transferred, and located bv
hi. .--i . " '
the warrantees, or their heirg-at-law,
according to the provisions of existing
laws reguiaung me assignment, trans-
ter, ana location ol bounty Jand war
Sec 6. And bt it further enacted,
Tl. . . . . . '
i nai uo warrant issued under the pro
.na f .I.!. t I 'II I I t
naiuiia ui una act snail ue located on
any public lands, except such as shall
nt the tune be subject to. sale at either
the minimum or lower graduated prl
ces. . -
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted,
That the registers and receivers of the
several land offices shall be severally
authorized to charge and receive lor
their services in locating all ' warrants
under the provisions of this act, the
same compensation or per centage to
which they are entitled by law lor sales
oi the public lands, lor cash, at the
rate of i. tie dollar and twenty live cents
per acre. .. The t-aid compensation to be
paid by the assignees or holders of such
Skc. 7. And be it further enacted,
That the provisions of this act, and all
the bounty land laws heretofore passed
by Congress, shall be extended to In
dians in the same manner ai.d to the
same extent as if the said Indians had
been white menJ : i
Seo.8. And be if further enacted.
That the widows of officers and soldiers
of the revolutionary war be entitled to
the benefits of this act. ' '
Skc. 9. And be it further enacted,
That the benefits ol this act shall be
applied to and embrace those who
served as volunteers at the invasion ol
Plattsburg.in September, eighteen han-
area ana fourteen-. ' "
Seo. 10.; Andbe it fnrther enacted,
That the provisions of this act shall
apply to the chaplains who served with
the army in the several wars. of the
country.1 ' " ' .
SiCr ll.1 And be it further enacted,
That the provisions of this act shall be
applied to ttiose who served as volun
teers at the attack' on Lewistown,' in
Deleware, by the British fleer, in the
war of eighteen hundred 'and ' twelve,
fifteen.1'" -V ' ; ' '' '. -( ".
1 Mr, MAY moved to include among
those Who were to receive ( the. bene ht
ol the, Bubsiitute .the, .."flotilla men"
which motion was agreed to. .
When does a man look like a
till' -When he looks round.
New Postage Law.
The following is an official copy of
the law in relation to letter postage,
passpd by the late session of Congress,
and signed by the President :
AN ACT further to ammend an act
i entitled "An Act to reduce and mod-
ji ify the rates of postage in the United
States, and for other purposes," pas
sed March 3-, 1851. .
S Senate and House of Representa
tive of the United Staffs of Amtri
da in Congress aasimbled, That, in
ueu ol the rales of postage now estab
lished by law, there will be charged the
following rates, to wit.
For every single letter in manuscript,
paper of any kind in which infor
mation shall be asked for or commu
nicated in writing,-or by marks . or
signs, conveyed in the mail for any
distance, betwetn places in (lie Unite, I
States, not exceduij: three thousand
miles, three cents, and for any distance
exceeding ttiree thousand miles, ten
And for a double letter there shall be
charged doubld Ihe rate above specified;
and lor a treble letter.treble those rates;
and tor every letter or parcel not ex
ceeding half an ounce in weight shall
be deemed a single letter; and every ad
ditional weight of less than hall an
ounce, shall be charged with an addi
tional weight of less tiian half an ounce,
shall be charged with an additional
single postage; and upon all letters pas
sing thro or in the mail of the United
States, excepting such as are to or from
a foreign country, the postage as above
specified shall be prepaid, except upon
etters and packages addressed to offic
ers of the Government on official bus
iness, which shall be so marked on the
envelope. And from and alter the Ut
day of January, eighteen hundred and
bttysix, the Postmaster General may
require the postmasters to place postage
stamps upon till pre-paid letters upon
which stamps may no: have been placed
uy me writers.
And all drop-letters, or letters placed
in any post-office not lor transmission
through the mail, but for delivery only,
snail be charged with postage at the
rate of one cent each; and all letters
which shall hereafter be advertised as
remaining over, or uncalled lor, in any
post-omce, snail ue charged with one
ii . i 1 1 i . i i "
cent each, in addition to the regular
postage, both lo be accounted for as
other postages now are.
oecTio.ua. Andbe it further en
acted. That it shall not be lawlul for
any postmaster or other person to sell
any postage stamp or stamped envelop
lor any larger sum than that indicated
upon the lace of such postage stamp or
lor a larger sum than that charged there
lor by the Post-Otlice Department; and
any person who shall violate this pro
vision shall be deemed guilt v of amis
demeanor, and, on conviction thereof,
shall be lined in any sum not less than
ten, nor more than five hundred dollars
i ins act to lane eliect and to be in
force Irom and alter the commencement
ot the next fiscal quarter alter its pas
sage Provided. That nothing herein
contained shall be construed as to alter
the laws in relation to -the frankinz
Skc. 3. And be it further enacted,
That for the creater security of valua
ble letters posted lor transmission in the
mails ot the United States, the Post
master General be and hereby is au
thorized to establish a uniform plan
for the registration of such letters on
application ot parties posting the same,'
and to require the pre-payment of the
postage, as well as a registration fee of
five cents on every such letter or packet
to be accounted for by postmasters re
ceiving the same in such manner as the
Postmaster General shall direct, Pro
inded, however, Tha, such registra
tion shall not be compulsory; and
shall not render the Post-Office Depart
ment or its revenue liable lor the loss
of such letters or packets or the contents
The ChicagoPresi of Saturday
furnished with the following detailed
a rumor current in Lafayette, InJ., on
On the Saturday preceding the mem
orable storm of the 21st January, two
families, numbering ten persons, mov
ing Irom Southern Indiana to Northern
Illinois, arrived at Oxford, the county
seat of Benton county, Iud., about for
ty miles northwest ot Lalayette, with
two ox teams, and well provided with
necessaries for the road. They re
mained there through the storm, and on
Monday morning resumed their jour
ney. Last Tuesday morning, a man
passing over a prairie, only about five
miles Irom Oxford, came upon a sighi
which tilled him with horror.
The carcasses of two oxen, from
which the viscera had been removed,
lay upon the ground. Inside of one
were the trvzen bodies of lour children,
and in the other the frozen corpse
the mother with a nursing intant at her
breast. Under the snow was a , heap
ot ashes in which the iron of the wag
ons showed that the party had broken
them up, and burned everything they
had in them, in the effort to save their
rivet.' Not tar trom this spot was found
the body bt the other woman ot the
party, partly concealed in a snow drill,
and near ber one of the men. The
two other men had not been found.
LAY SERMONS—No. 6.
BY SOLOMON SIMPLE.
BY SOLOMON SIMPLE. "And now, O, ye, Priests, this commandment is for
Mt heabcbsi It has grieved me, be
yond measure, to be so lung deprived
of addressing the desr people o my
charge First, because I have much to
tay to them; and secondly, because they
are pre-eminently liable lo "perish for
ack of rision, ind stumble over my
neglect into the pit in which there is
no water, or run, rial looted, against the
thick bosses ot omuopotent wr.thl The
world or rather the people of the world
have had so mauy warnings, threaten-
lugs, denunciation! enireiueg, persua
sives, tld the Lord knows what, ad
dressed to them by the priests, deacons,
ud "notable women not a few," who
have had (ha char go of their souls, that
they ar pretty well qualified to take
care of themselves. And, besides the
devil is so sure of having the most ol
them at least, (believing what ihe taints
have said coiice'uiug them,) that he con-
iders the labor of tempting them a
work of stipererrogatioiiwisely conclu
ding, as a devil naturally would, that
they will follow their rcoses to sin and
perdition without any pushing or even
tuggesiious from the fulher of lies.
But the taints are exposed to all sort.
of templatious. either, first, because
they are belter than other men; or, sec
ondly, because they imagine themselves
lo b6 so. In either case, they have a
hard lime of it because, unfortunately,
the grace of God geuerally reveals "the
exceeding sinfulness of in." without
removing the dispoi'ioii to commit it
leaviug religious people to fight the
adversary of souls, with all their pas
sions piedileciions and propensities on
his side of the questiou.
The great eiror committed by the
teachers ot Christianity, consists in a
habi'ual neglect of those who build
cosily churches for them, anil pay the
principal part of thrit salaries, and iu
volunteering iheir valuable services to
deal out ' apostolic blows and knocks"
upon ihe hard heads, and harder hearts
of those on the other side of Jordon.
This is the very reason why I feel call
ed upon to louk after the interests ol
my beloved brethern, who are so suugly
stowed awuy in (he best state rooms of
the ark of safely believing, as 1 do,
(hat should the boiler burst they would
be just as likely to go lo the bottom as
anybody else But 1 cannot preach to
them forever "for nothing, ann find my
self." lam sailed into another field of
labor, and w hat my hands ftuJ to do, I
must do. with all my might.
'And now, 0,.ye priests, this com-inundiiu-iii
is for you'.'' And this impor
tant portion of the book which you have
pounded and expounded, until not one
in teu on understand it, or find head
or tail toils lucid teachings this por
tion of the booK, 1 say, leads me into so
wide a field of investigation, that I tear
I shall weary what little patience you
have, before I can possibly get over or
through it. But, beloved, remember
that the fault is yours, and not iu the
subject before us for your defects are
so numerous, and so great, that it will
lake more time to point them out than
can be conveniently bestowed upon
(hem. Be patient, and indue time you
shall "reap, if ye faint not."
In the first place you are but men
after all. Once people thought other
wise. In duts past and gone, "the ris
ing genera-lion'' were as much afraid of
your reverences as ihey were of the
devil himself. But since you have laid
aside your light breeches, black silk
stockings, while cravats, powdered wigs,
and thiee cornered hats, the children
aioresaid have. founJ out thai they were
more scared than hurt. And, besides
as competition lias increased in your
line of business, you have found it ex
pedient to come down to the capacities
as well as the vocket of the people, and
resort to the blandishments of persua
sion, instead of the craft by which your
illustrious predecessors obtained and
kept the ascendency, and secured the
blessings of good living. Hence, if fara
illiarity has not bred contempt, it hat
made the people acquinted with your
frailties, and placed every mother s ton
of you in the category ol halting, limp
ing, and blundering humanit,. And
some have been so presumptuous as to
imagine that you would have made the
people amzingly wise, had you ex pa tat
ed at freely upon your own sins, follies,
and manifold imperlections, as you have
uponthe errors of other people. But
only insist upon the fact that you are
just like other men.
And. secondly, and somt of you ate
pour slicks, at that, Were the wicked
as uncharitable as you are, fou would
find it a diflicult mailer to get through
ihe world without rendering an equiva
lent for the bread and butter you eat by
bearing your portion of the common
burdens of life. But as it is, you are al
lowed to .bind heavy burdens upon
other's shoulders, which you will not
touch with one of y out fingers. '
, Who are you, and vhat are you? Marly
of you, though in the habit of denounc
ing human nature as a thing accursed,
are as ignorant of it as you are of the
man iu the ini-on; and what is worse, you
areiguoront of almost everything else.
But there is one thing in you favor
we always know where to find yon.
When humanity takes it into itt head
lo become progressive, you are always in
Ut way forever opposed - to ell-innovations,
especially those which have
leudenc) to disenthrall the - oust of
miud, and ,dissipat Jhe - fog-banks'
theology. The establishment, of a new
science is a worse evil, in your estima
tion, llian all the plagues of Egypt
youirt fort re j btwlin oat to the tua
and iuoou lo .Lad still, whiyBKaro
giidiog your toiot fort tact back lo the
dark axes. . . Li.im
. Thirdly you find it tnuch'eitlar lo
preach than to practice. Your words,
so far at tihortalioD goes, you art well
enough. You expa'.iatt upon, the ir.
utet and grace of Christianity with di
vine efoquene, but become exceedingly
prosy in giving praciical Illustration
of them. In requirng othtrs to become
liberal you indlge in all uncharitable
ness you art courageous whert there
is no danger, valiant when secured front
In nn behind ihe breast-work of the put
pit.bdiievoleul at other people's expeuta,
torgiving iu the absence of ofTfjict, and
condescending to those above you. You
iiiusu.te the virtues, of humanity by.
the practice of osientatidri.'ihat of self-
denial by indulgence, and puf the d.vil
tosliame by out Hero, ling Herod. For
tunately, the wor'd bad escaped a thou
sand evils not by copying your exam
ples, but by taking them M warnings.
"And now, 0 yt priests, this coin-
mandmeul it for you." Reform your
course altogether. .You nave fust your
influence. over the mind of men by your
own egoiWra, 'Ignorance, aud, folly.
Henceforth, your usefullnekt will b
graduated on the scale of merit.' Dos..
matisin w ill no longer serve ' as a sub
stitute for Knowledge. Sit long and
patiently at the feat ol your Master,
till his spirit comes upon you then
arise and go forth in His name, clad la
the robes of liinoceuce and humilitr.
'conquering and lo conquer." Amen.
A Fearful Adventure—A Boy Falling
One Hundred Feet.
Last Saturday,' a thrilling incident
occurred at Patterson's Falls, in Soar.
ta, about five miles north oi this village.
a lime Doy only lour years old. son or
Mr. H. I. Mattel-son; left the . house of
his parents about two o'clock, and wan
dered to the head ol the falls, half, a
mile distant. He not returning at five
o'clock, a search was made in the di
rection ol the falls, when at once the
wort fears of his parents were real
ized. ' . (:.
He had gone over the brink! of the
frightful precipice, as his track in (he
snow gave evidence, which covered
the more abrupt juts of the falls. , In
the distance below a dark speck was all
that could be seen, and nothing, could
be heard except the sepulchral roar of
the water. Alter considerable difficul
ty the summit of the falls was effected.
The dark speck proved to be the .hole
produced by the fall, from which' lie
was thrown into the snow about ; three
yards to the left. He had fallen one
hundred leet, and finding he could not
retrace his steps, he ventured ' further.
lassmg over three other falls less dan.
gerous, whsre he was found nearly fro.
According to the boy's account, he
then felt sick. He was immediately
taken to the house, and soon revived.-
What is particularly providentul is the
lact1 that he received no other injury
than a slight bruise upon his head, and
the severe cold he suffered while in his
dismal abode. He honored us with a
visit yesterday, and we found him'
pattern of a boy worth looking at.
Danville Democrat, March 7.
A Fable for the Times.
There was once a gray old rat who
git be red his young ones about him. tod
thus addressed them: . .
Ah. my dear children, the infirmi
ties of age are pressing so heavily upon
ine, that 1 am deier.uiued to dedicate
the short remainder of my days to mor
tification and penance, iu a narrow and
lonely cell which lhave lately discover
ed; butlet me not interfere with your
eujoymenW;youth is thi seison for pleas
ures; be happy, therefore, and only obey
my last injunction: never come near
main my retreat! Bless ye, my chil
dren bless ye all!" f'
With these affecting words, the'old
rat wiped his eyes with his tail, and by
a great effort controliog his emotion tort
himselfaway. - ' ' ;
Several dayt past withotu hit belnj
teen, and at length hit youngest daugh
ter, moved more by filit affection than
by the curiosity, which has so-unjustly
been charged as the failing of hei set,
stole toiler father's retreat hit cell of
penitence and mortification. It wastj
sell indeed; for it turned out to bt t)
hole, made by his own venerable teeth,
in au enormous Cheshire cheese. '
Mobal. Old gray headed pollttcFtBt,
who give out that they are not csadl
ttatet for the Presidency, and hava re-
tired from the turmoil of public lift,
may often be found, working away at
hard at ever ia seqret recesses, and by
quiet methods, for the nomination. Wa
know several grizzly old ratt of this'
Our Qeoorapht. "Geography," gtrt'
us a description of the airlh."' ;' v- ''
"Yes, air.- The airth is a wast globe,
filled with mud, filih, Sewastopolej a.ni
ShanghiS." .. : ..: -.vj
. "What are itt pioductt.'!. . - .--ia -Cr.f
"Whisky, gin, Nebraska bill, and I
bursted bank t'ills."- v . . '- i,t
How many races of men are hrreT"'
"Three races of Union course, races1
for election, aud races for money v-iiiM
: "Where is America?"., V--".ni"'iril
"All over creation it Is the.,pariiit i
that Adam, the finl fillibustei, wat tura.I
ed out on," ,-: t . r ' r..ti w uftil
"Smart boy go np to the head. "'''J
. .: .. . 1 . l i iii
' A young lady explained, to a printra
the other day ihe distinction between)
printing and publishing, and at th con''
elusion of ber remarks by way of Ulut
tratio'n, tht laid: "You may print
kist on ruy chttk, bat yot sttst not iuV
lifh It." -