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From the Ohio Farmer.
Mother! Ohow my bosom thrills,
When e'er 1 heal thy huuored name ;
It wakens nobler feelings, than
Are waked by hopes ol wealth or fume;
it Dungs Deiorfl my dreaming gaae.
The cherUhed scenes of youthful days.
The sweetest chord that ever sounds,
Among the strings of memory,
Is Ihut w inch bears my spirit bak
To youth, to ha opines, and lW;
lliear the songs which lulled me thou,
.But ne'er shall hear such strains agiiiu.
Since thou hast gone, inisfortujie) oft
"."UTKe'rtlTTrre now eems bright no more'.
Aim joy is louud but in the fast;
For of that Past thou seein'st a part,
Which ne'er shall vauUh from my heart.
When seeking joy in Pleasure's hall,
Amid the muzes of the dance,
l'vb lei t thy care was o'er me slill,
Andseein'd to meet thy ino'ruful glHiice;
And luuird the whisper, "Son, beware,
Thou cau'bt not find true pleusura tiwxj."
And then, 1 havo retraced the Tast,
Till memoiy dwelt on oilier years,
And bmuglit to mind thy mild reproof,
Which oil has melted me to tears ;
And turning troin thut scene. I've thought
Upon wbul once my mother taught.
Though year j have passeJ, her spirit still,
1 know full well, is hovering round;
And when 1 bland deside her grave,
1 fi-el 1 am on holy ground,
While scenes, in which .she bore a part,
Come thronging round my stricken heart.
And kneeling on that sacred spot,
I've strove to tame this heart so wild,
And pra'eJ to be as pure, as when
1 kncult by her, a sinless child,
And doubted not, her spirit there,
Well pleased, has heard my ferveul prayer.
O! when this changeful earthly scene
Is fading from my failing sight,
An.l my free spirit plumes its wings,
To try a loftier, nobler flight,
Tu heaven's bright realm. 0 miy I flje,
Mother, from earth, to God and ihee.
What a Know-Nothing Knows.
BY QUIEN SABE,
WM such a queer name, you tcould hardly
Hum muck, iiftcr all, a Knov-Xolhing knows;
lie knows thut the country has nothing to
'Till we've banished the papists and
poisoned the Pme ;
He knows that ull priests are merely the
Of thedevil to worry Know-Nothing fook;
That "Sisiors of Cliu'iiiy" ought to b kived;
mat monks slioiiitt lie muidereil, and nuns
should be Wised;
That the calender Saint.? of ancient renown
All pious 'American' oulu to 'put down,'
'Till the lusi of the crew is imprisoned or
And even S. Nicholas yields to St. Ned !
He knows that a 'lurriner' ought not to no to
The polls, . though us brave us De Kalb or
Ie Soto ;
Thinks good Lafayette was the vilest cf
And knows that the 'Puritans' must have
teen natives ?
He knows imagination is a dreadful ex
pense, That doesn't udmit of ihe slightest defense;
Can tell to a penny, exactly how much
We lose every day by the pestilent Dutch ;
How a pauper appears with his rags and
What it cost to feed'Tat.' and board 'Mrs.
Now who, from his title, would ever suppose
How muny queer things a A'. 2V. Atiuicj '
Ned Buntlihe, the godly founder of the
ted ol Know Nothings.
THE VILLAGE DANCING SHCOOL.
BY WM. S. H.
One tine momin!? in Autumn, tin?
quiet inhabitants of B weie
thrown into the greatest excitement at
sight of a bill posted upon the corner
of the street, giving notice to all those
interested in a dancing school to meet
at the district school-house, that even
ing, to concert measures lor having one
in that place.
Many were the pious ejaculations
and upward turninff of eves in horror.
at tne wicKeuness about to be consu
nialed in that village, when the exe
crable bill was first read by the 'old
folks" of B , most of whom be
longed to church, and considered them
selves as sinless as mortals could be,
and who endeavored to bring up their
children in the way they should go.--This
open rebellion to their views and
precepts they could hot endure; conse
quemly, some half dozen of the most
zealous members, headed by Deacon
Parsons, went for the purpose of tear
ing down tins offensive notice and tram
pling it in the dust. . ...
Arriving at the corner, they found it
surrounded by a group of young lel
lows, who silentl v eave war for the
. .i . . .
deacon and his troup to enter. The
deacon putting on a dignified look, was
About to lav violent hands unou the dp-
tested paper, when Josh, the eldest son
or ueacon Uutterlly, sprang in front ol
him with such force as t6 disturb his
equilibrium and send him reeling back
wards, hitting another brother, causing
them to play "hide 'and no seek" in
the niud, as Joshua afterward, termed
it. I he deacon, after some delav in
getting upon his leet, on account of his
curijuieuce, iu mo muiiiie .amusement
of the lookers on, turned to our hero,
with his lace Hushed with anger and
his fists clenched as if he would dem
olish him in one moment of lime. But
seeing the cr6wd taking . sides against
rum, tie concluded it would. It policy
to change his mode of attack so calm
ing his purturbed spirit a little, he said,
"Joshua, I am astonished at such ac
tions as these irom the son ol a deacon
of the church, who has been trained up
unuer uie oenign lniiuenco ol religion.
What do you think your father will
say, who has labored solans and faith-
fully for the good of the church, when
he hears what thing? his son has been
guilty ot r
"It will nuke Utile difference to me
what he says, as long as I am my own
master, ' answered Joshua.
'Only think of the wickedness in
tin's : thing," continued the deacon,
"which if suffered to be carried out,
wjll uce!y, buQa.worse, punishment
upon this town tuan that sent upon Sod
om and Gomorah. Now take my war
ning and advance no farther in this
abominable 6in, but tear down that no
tice, and "
"I am much obliged to you," inter
rupted Joshua, "for your kind interest
in my wellare; as it is con'.rary to my
custom to receive advice and obey it
immediately, 1 tlull reject your kind
counsel lor the present, but will give il
due reflection tor the, remaining part ol
tho diy; and if I come to the conclu
sion to take it down, I will give you
notice this evening at the school house.
In the meantiii)e,huwever', I shall guird
The deacon seeing that it was no use
to reason with him withdrew, leaving
Josh in quiet possession of the corner.
- Evening came, and the old school
house was tilled to overflowing. The
old folks knowing that their children
were determined upon going, resolved
among themselves to go and overawe
them, in the first of the meeting ev.
erything went on swimmingly in their
favor, and it seemed that Uie younger
portion were terrified into submission,
until iney were to take a final vote to
see it they would have a school when
up went two-thirds of the hands pres.
eut. i ins was more than the deacon
and his followers bargained lorj so ta
king their hats they quickly left, giv
ing up tor a second .time a contested
held to their younjj sprouts, who then
chose a committcs ct which Josh was
chairman, to hire a mister and provide
a suitable place for the school.
The next day the committee hired
the hall over Esq. Peabody's shop,
whose religious scruples against letting
it lor a dancing sellout, were 'oveon
by the dollar. They ilien went to the
city and engaged a teacher. The school
was to commence in one. week. In
the meantime all the girls who were
blessed with such a luxury not their
indulgent grandmothers to teach 'them.
tne steps, and then they would steal ou
with other girls and practice. Once
they got into Uncle Tom Skinner's
barn, and frightened him so, tiiat he
nearly went into fits, tor he thought the
world was coming to an end. At an
other time they were in Sally Dolittle's
garret and the old lady, thinking, tiiat
the witches were in her house, went
and nailed a horse shoe on the chamber
door. . . i .
J hat week was an eventful one for
B , there was more business trans
acted in it than there had ' been for
months before. Mr. Dunlap, the store
keeper, sold a greater part ol his' goods
and had to go to the city to purchase
more. Old Dick Spikes, the shoema
ker, was completely "run up back riv
er'" on shoes, and he had also to make
tracks for the city, for a new supply.
And in like manner was it with all
whose business came within the limits
of the wants of the scholars.
On account ol the new life imparted
to the village, there was a reaction in
most of the minds of the inhabitants,
and they consented, before the end of
the week, to let their children' go.
Among those who held out against it
as a great evil was Deacon Parsons.
Perhaps the fall and defeat at the cor
ner, may have had something to do
with his tremendous opposition. - Be
that as it may, one thing is certain and
that is, that Joshua Butterfly invited
Ruth Parsons.the Deacon's only daugh
ter to go with him, and she assented,
if it could be done without the knowl
edge of her father, as she well knew it
would be extreme folly to think bt get
ting his consent. .. . '
Where there is a will there'isa way,
is an old saying, and. though : ever, so
antiquated is applicable in the case., ot
the deacon's two children. . They with
her mother agreed that Ruth should
stay at home the first night, in order to
prevent suspicion on the part of her fa
ther; but the second she should go, Mrs.
Parsons telling' her husband that she
had gone to a little gatheiing at one of
the neighbors'...!. This' plan worked ad
mirably for the first half of the school,
and then the deacon began to ; mistrust
all was not. well with these gatherings,
and that they were in (act, no more nor
less than what he detested, the dancing
school. But he had too much pride to
own that lie thought such a thing, as
he had frequently boasted of the obe
dience of lus child. jSo afterwards he
always had .something particular lor
her to do. which kept -hcr. busily, em
ployedortue evewig,i(XAn,Jja; :
' Determined not to be out wilted i by
the old deacon, Joshua was ready to
receive Kutn, with "a ladder,-' utter1 fche
had retired to her chamber, as her -father
supposed for tiie nightgown vtfiich
she would quickly slide, and march off
in triumph to the hall.
. But t!;is game was suddenly brought
to in end, is will be seen from the fol
lowing conversation which occurred
between our two friends at one of their
'Oh, Josh! father haj lotind out for
certainty that I ha ve been to the dances,
and he is dreadful angry with me."
. "How did he find it out? ' asEed Josh
with .surprise. .
"You know Penelope Pimple was
in night before last to see us dance,
yesleiday morning she carrie right
straight over here and told father and
he ave me regular blowing up!'
"''Curse on the maids," muttered he.
"But you must go to-morrow night, as
it is the last night of the school."
"I can't, lor father has forbid me
ever going into that hall 8gain."
Joshua was silent a few minutes, and
then looking Ruth full in the eyes, he
said in a low tone
"There is but one thinz left for us to
do now, and that is to call in the aid
ol the minister, with whose help in a
few moments we will be beyond the
control of your lather."
"JNoneol your tooling now," said
Ruth, blushing deeply.
"I never was more serious in tnv
life1. It is what I thouzht ot before. "
' "But father,"
"Never mind him. He will get over
it in a little while."
The reader can imagine the sequel
to this meeting.
The next evening Joshua called for
Ruth and was told by her father that
that she could not go. Thereupon he
quietly drew from his pocket the cer-
.1..:. : j .
uncnie oi nieir marriage, anu gave it
to the deacon. The amazement ol the
deacon on reading this can better be
imagined than described. It vill be
sufficient to say that he made no oppo
sition to going to the dance that night.
We will close this sketch, by saying
that the Deacon's two children now
live upon a quiet little farm, given to
them by their parents, never for a mo
ment regretting the step they had taken
to overcome the stubborn will of the
Ebbing Tide of Irish Emigration.
. Thomas D'Arcy McGee, in a letter
to Irish Editors of America, says that
the' effect ot the proscriptive policy
iinfiiied by the "American" party in
this country is driving the Irish Cath
olics to Canada and back to Ireland.
We quote his words:
. "Already a small number ol our
countrymen have abandoned the Uni
ted States, to settle in Canada West.
The Emigrant Agent for that province,
Mr. Hawke, has, in his report for the
present year, estimated Canada's gain
in this class at 20,000, and he very
naturally altributes this fact to the ac
tion of the proscriptive party here
'against foreigners, and especially
against the Irisli Roman Catholics.'
"So you perceive that the people
themselves have begun to find Out that
the British tlag does not ot itself out
weigh actual social wrongs, though
perpetrated under the standard of a re
"Another class ol our settlers, pos
sessed of small means, (from $500 to
$5,000,) are pouring back into Ireland.
I learn from the shippers of passengers
at this port, that the return emigration
already proceeds at the ratio of 500 per
week. Since the first of January the
departures are said almost to balance
the arrivals a highly curious and in
We presume the latter statement is
much exaggerated, though it may be
fore long become true, unless the evil
spirit ot intolerance which is abroad
among us is promptly layed. N. Y.
' Since the first settlement of our coun
try, nothing has occurred to produce so
blighting an (fleet upon our prosperity,
as this know' Nothing, Anti-American,
Ami. Christian, Anti -Human organi
zation. We have revolved the subject
in our mind in every shape, and cannot
find a single excuse lor it worthy of a
people educated above a Hottentot or
a wild native Indian. Even the latter
acted better towards the iivslforeigners
that landed upon our shores. Our coun
try is receiving a stab from which it
will, not soon recover.' All Europe
must be taken by surprise, that the on
ly country on earth to which the friends
of freedom looked with anxious hope,
has turned the worst persecutor of our
race i . :-... . :
As a matter of propriety, to siy noth
ing bl its inhumanity, it is a monstrous
blunder and we will feel its effects
most seriously. No man who has the
prosperity of his country at heart, can
join in such an infamous ciusade. The
reports we get daily irom all , parts ot
the country, satisly us that the reign ol
this evil spirit must soon be over, It
behooves every well-wisher or our ex
istence to see to it al once, that all the
elements hostile to this foul spirit are
made effective. Vnio btalcsman. ' ;
(. i j
n 1 1 n t i i i ; -
i JMv on,V said Mn H.4 a. Yankee
whose conversation is -reported in the
ci.fY.'lieqtsteti t'how could you mar.
Vy, art Irish girl?''' "Why, father," said
the son;-"rm not able to keep two
women.1' arid if I'd' married a "Yankee
gi.rlj 'd had to have hired ari lrjsh girl
to'lake'taie of her."
Ebbing Tide of Irish Emigration. Virginia Electon---Speech of Mr.
Ebbing Tide of Irish Emigration. Virginia Electon---Speech of Mr. Wise in Washington--Rage of
the Know Nothings over their
At 0 o'clock this evening a tremen
dous gathering asaembleJ before Brown's
Hotel and called Mr. Wita out to mani
fest to bim tha joy they experienced at
his success in the election. After the
Marine Band had played a number of
complimentary a us, Mr. Wise was in
troducai to the auditor! from the bateo
ny, arid was greeted with tha most deuf
eniug applause by his friends, and with
hoot and hisses from the Know Noih
iugs, of whom there was a 'very larga
number m the crowd. Amid lip gleatek
excitement Mr. Wise cominened sid:
'Illow-Citizess or WAauntoTOiri
never regretted more in mi lift Hun
now thai 1 bare not tot more strenuil.
It is not generous to trample on a pros
trate loe lories or "good," "good," and
"hear." accomoa niel bv pnuni ,,!
other "demonstrations" but if ever
allowed to put my heel on tne back of a
fallen enemy I might be pardoned to
night Renewed interruptions herd ou
cured.j If there was ever au opponent
ilominetring and dictatorial, it is that
uuoerai parly which assumes now to
rule America. He has boasted that he
was invincible. I have met the black
knight with his vizor down, and his
shield and lances arrt broken (Mora in
terruptions from the 'Know Nothings.'
He has crossed the North sUming his
foot, so that tha ,atiou might feel the
shaking of the earth. But ha traveled
in the uight, with dark lanterns in hand,
and just before day, to do his boasting ;
men became appalled and their blooi'
curdled iu their veins their muscles
crowded on their bouei an 1 fears came
over the minds of he people, I had
proclaimed he was easily couquered. J
anew the rock of defense and that
rock was the indomitable democracy
Tremendous cheers by the friends of Mr.
Wise, and a renewal of interruptions by
Mr. Wise then briefly gave an account
of the travel he had performed, and of
oratorical toils he had endured during
the cauvass, and said': Nolwiihstaud
iiigSamhad achieved victories in the
North, 1 kuew he could not meet the
masses of the people; in primary assem
blages, la Virginia. I kuew he could
not stand before the pibroch and dump
of liberty. Ha might live iu the laud
of secret billot, but he could not surv'm
the viva voce of the neonU. I A nu.
and cries' of 'Huzza tor 3am. 'l' Ae!
- i . - a . i . i . 4
wiai voice nau overwhelmingly conquer
ea in the Old JJomluiou, Renewed
applause. t was told by my friends',
and 1 now tell you, (here the coufu
sion was so great that the remainder of
what Mr, Wise said was lost.) the
ear of the people not to be allowed to
listen to the language of liberty ? Not
only are those 'Sams' hurrahing lor the
destruction of religious liberty, but they
would trample on the freedom of the
pen and preiss. Applause and disappro
baliou. 1 tell you, you have found
your master in a purified majority.w hich
consists of the consciemimiQ .i
servative men of both old parties. Re-
ne wea interruptions aud various tries
mingled with applause. My friends 1
would, if I were one of Hia T.nnl'a .
uplmed.give you a little of the holy
water you ack for; you need it.
Laughter, applause and groans. You
who are crying out there for holy water
are hyporirites. A voice, 'That's a lie:
you wut it.') You have joined in the
war of the Abolitionists lne institu
tions of Virginia. If you want holy
water go to your hih
plause. mingled Wiih ciiea of 'Hurrah
lor Sam." I think 1 have made con
vena oi you, ju.iging by your cheering.
Renewed laughter by the frieuds of Mr.
Wise, and cheering by his foes.
1 thank you from my heart, he iron!
cully said, for your decent, orderly con
duct and behavior. You have demon
strated you are worihy to ha masters of
this great country. What iaws will
guard us if such men as you rula the
country ? Discussion, it would appear,
is not tolerated. . Mr. Wise was here
silenced by the groans from the Know
Nothings and the hurrahs for 'Sam.'
He continued . My lungs are too weak
for me to contend with a rabble like
you. A mob of Know Nothings has
seized on the capital ot the coun'ry. I
leave to conservative Whigs and indom
itable Democrats to say whether thia
disgrace Shall abide here. Cries of 'No,
no,' 'no and teueral of interruptions
by the Know Nothings . I must thank
you my friends, for the comoliment vou
expected to pay me. Cries of 'Go on,
go on. 'J No, 1 shall not go on. My
lungs win not permit u. Renewed in
vitations to BO on.l I will rnnr-lnrln hv
saying, here in Washington freedom ol;
Speech Was not allowed br this tvrant
aud dictator arid dark lantern oligarchy,
wdicq ever seeks to oppress.
Mr. Wise then withdrew amid the
applause of his " friends and the joy of
Msiues. urowus ol tue friends ot Air.
Wise now rushed into the hotel and
warmly congratulated him. The Know
JNotbiugs lor ail hour longer continued
their noises, w hen, becoming weary of
ineir performances, and uoarsa with
their own brawling, they dis persed.
' Some rusty, crusty, fusty, lusty, mus
ty, dusty, cuify curmudgeon of a niah,
gave the following toast at a celebra
tion: , "Our hre engines May they be
like our old maids vef ready, but
never wanted. .-:. - -. i.i
, ; ''So.you would not lake me fort wen
y?." said a young lady .to her partner
while dancing a polka, a few evenings
since, .- What would you take tue for?'
"For bcUer or for worse," lit replied.
How to put the Shilling on the
Parents who would keep'their chit
oren in the healthy, happy a'.moaphera
o the home affections, preserve thait
bo'ys front dangerous contact at night
with the vicioua and profane of the
s'.reet,- must surround them witrt the at
'.ractious of home entertainments, the
food aud recreation which choice books;
pleaaaul conversation, racv maeazlnes.
and the daily newspapers so richly af
ford. The habit of reading at home it
not a rare on iu a city where four t!lou
sand childreu belweeu the ages of six
Yud sixteen are ia attendance upon th
best schools in the world. But what
mora than all other things averages the
intelligence and eojoyraeul derived frg.a "
reading is the uswpaper. Let all read
it, and its information, incidents, lurj.
and facts become common property and
the source of common pleasure and Im
provement. Conversation takes a more
enlightened tone, and tha youngest boy
reads and mingles his geography and
arithmetic ruJim-iiu wiifj his father's
conversation, oftentimes with advan
tag to b'.h. The habit of reading the
ue.vspaper is an excellent one among
the young, particularly becaus it brlnga
into play so iuu.:h knowledge that would
otherwise lie dormant. Il is en client
schuol-master iu examining the boys.
mey cauuoi reaa one without having
all the acliuul learning brought into
play, all the wit sliaine:iid. all tha
thoughts rendered mora sprightly and
vigorous, an uih tastes more elevated,
all tha appetit for kuowtedze mora ea;
ger and acute.
Then, it fumlshea topics fur the evsn
ing talk, and its thousand items of tha
goings on of all the world, its-records
of battles, seiges, shipwrecks, fires, ac
cidents, the new Inventions, books;
amusements, songs, the changes in man
ners, language, laws, the loss of crops,
chips, or crowns, the advent of fashions,
men, slates, or planets, the rise aud '
fall of slocks, princes and humbugs, ell
lupercads the old thread bare subject of
the weather where the daily paper is
He who will deny his wife and chlN
dreu the daily paper for the sake of a
cigar a day is a very selfish man aud will,
like the weed ha pod's, noma to smoke
al last, Cut ha who quits the Havana;
and puts the shilling on the . shelf for
the paper, will have a happier family
around him, smarter bojs aud girls, a
better home, a clearer head, a lighter
heart, aud a heavier purse, Plain
A Revolving Battery for War
We saw yesterday at the Suffolk
Works, an extraordinary improvement
iu artillery, which is called "Shaw ft
Ames' Patient Revolving Battery," the
invention of Mr. Erasmus N. Shaw and.
Emerson Ames, both citizens of Balti
more. It consists of a brass cylinder,
revolving horizontally, and containing
any number of chambers, wilh a stati
onary ba.rel.. It is loaded, primed aud
swabbed, all with one simule movement
of a break, which we saw repeated
eighteen times in one minute. The bar
rels aud chambers are urevented from
being overheated by a simple but effect
ual arrangement. The mechanism for
loading, primine and swabbios i varr
simple and ingenious. ' '
1 he batterv which we sav vraaofa
miniature si2e. carrvine an inch hall
The larger batteries are expected to work
more siowiy, a battery carrying a four
pound ball of canuister and crana of tha
same dimensions can be discharged fifty
l ines per minute, without auy cessa
The entire operation can be rierform.
ed by one man, and so complete is its
arrangement and construction that ilia
almost beyond a possibility of an acci
dent from a premature discharge, which
irequeiitly occurs in ordinary cannon
aud artillery pieces. There is now in
the course of construction at tha above
works, one of much larger caliber tbart
the one which we bad the aratiHrat-nri
of seeing in operation yesterday, which
is to be sent to the ordna
ment at Washinc'.on for their annmv.i
Bait. Republican. ,
A Sample from a Bushel of Frauds.
Seme of the opposition iournala ata
flaunting, along with aundry other gar-
oirn sentences, ai tue nead ot their col
umn's, the following sentence pretended
to be an extract from a letter of Geo.
La Fayette : . ,
If the liberties of the Reoubiic are star
destroyed,, it will be through . machina
tions oi uoman rnests. La Fayetlt.
The above extract is taken from a let
ter wtitten by La Fayette to a gentleman'
in New York, soon after his return to
Franca in 1826. But here is the whole
of the sentence, and shows tu thi
depths the advocates of ihe nsrtv will
descend to impose upon the credulity
of the uuinformed i , , ,,...
1 cannot but admire vour nohle urn.
-tiraents of devotion and attachment to
your country and ita institutions. But
l musi be permitted to assure yon that
the feats which, in patriotic zeal; you
seem to entertain, that if ever the liber
ty of the United States is destroyed, it
will baby Priests, arc certainly without
any shadow of foundation whatever! '
Who would hava thought :that for
selfish purposes tny -. American jdafdal
would thus misreofestnt and hin!J.
- - j. r -
omy Upon the grave of a departed hero.
in an ungratetut effort to disfranchise
... 1 i ,i i ; :, ;.
,A pretty woman is a brilliant poem,
full of rhyme, sentiment, and alf 'min
ner of illustrations. ' When boucd, in.
.one s arms, she increases to ssvetal
times. . ;
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