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AS. REED & SON, J-ublishers. Independent in all things. S2 in Advance.
Vol. XXV, No. 11. ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1874. ' Wliole -Number 1262.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
One Inch in space makes a Square.
1 uro. 2a 3 -a col Set ctit 1 coi.
'sqfc 4 -a.. fccol Sel
rl a) J.l)i;if.lW M.UU
1.1X1! 8 UN 4.0.U Still
2 i ll .IIU S K.Uj
VJU S.iatl 6UD 7.0U
4 ii 7.011 It M; liOU
Week.. $1.00j.l .ui;.tw m.uu MMsi t
":fca . S.t
lnoutft . 5
j mourns a.!!,
...iiMI. 4 ill)
din.mlhn .iW ujl .mil 18.m:l Oil ai 00 50.00
Suioiltns S.ii !. lli l)i4.00i!llol45.0U I4.IK)
I ver .10.UUi l6.(WljU.l)l.0i)i4,Mlul&.0U IIW.OU
h.ixi, a.uu' ik i imi
V u.jl :.Utl' l.til'l (Ml
VLocal Notices. 10 eeuls per line.
DtAttitf auu Man iaee inserted gratia.
Transient Auvette-euient to be paid for invaria
bly ia iivaoc.
. l"e.i,-iy Brupi-m will becbargrud extra for Dn
KWUlHja and other Notice, not connected witL
their rejrular luiu-i.
Business ani. Ji dollar a year per line.
Administrators' aud Kxecuiors' .oti-e cliargeo
j. All other Legal Auveriiremeata cusn-ed 7;
cents per t-qu.re eacli Insertion.
'"''Xi H. & K.'W. S.4T1GK dealer in choice
la.uily Cliucene and froviaion. alw. pure ouu
feetioucry, aud the lineal Dranda of Tobacco au.
S. H. Vf &A.I.S, Produce and Commission Mer
' ft ' chitnt, for te purc'haee aud sale of eatern ite
.erve flutter. Cuese aud lried Ir'rutta.
Mam street Aeuta.mia, ouio. Ixti
UA.t ISjuKi FkLEii. Uealerein Kaucjaui.
biapie Ary ooUif'iLiUiiy Groceries, and Crock
ery:joat Store; C'Ureudon Block, Ahtalii.
E.U.UILKIil, Dealer in Dry Goode. Grocer
lert, Crueaer ami ullaaa-lA'ara, Mxt-wor aorlii
of r ink aouae. Main t. Aabtaoula, Uliio. lft
J.Jl. MTfcK.5il4 S". Dealers lb
- ' - irooeriM,-r,rwi.iufiour-.- eea, Foreittu am.
Uoineatic FraiU, Salt, 'ib, Flagler, rtater
Li.ne, 6eed c. M .iu street. Autabuia. Ubiu.
'' 'W. KJSBrfAi, Uealerin Fluur.Po k, Uunir,
Lara, mj au aiuds of fish. Also, all kiuos o.
Family Groceries, Fruit and Confectionery.
Aieaud Domestic ty'ines. . it lit6-
I. P. K4BKI SON & S6, Dlera Ui
every descripiiou of Hoots, oboes. Hats aud Capt,
Also, uu naud a stock of choice Family Urocer
. iea. - Mala lreet, corner of Centre, Ashtabiila.
o. t, dJtSiCeiit.. Corner Sprinit and Maiii
is. Ashtaoau.,1 vuio, later in yryoods.
Oroceries Crockery. &c., &c. Iulfa
' MOHltl-iON A sNKOailtUM, Dealers ii.
Dry uoods. liroueriea. aoou uu ohoes, Uats,
Caps, aardware, Crockery. Books, faiuie. Oils
lioi. Asbtaiinia o.
JJIAUTI.N HCWBliKUl, DU7g st auu
Apoiuecary, and gjuer! dealer in lriu;s, Aleul
ciues, Wiusa auu Liqn"rs tor medical purpose..
Faucy aud loiiet Goods, Jiaiue street, coruer oi
; , . V'eutQB.' ftfcntaoaia. . : . - ' 1 -
:.l ltliAa b. at' Asuisouia, ui.'
.Dealer in Drugs auu Medicines, Groceries, Jr'cr
fuuury ud raupy arucles, supurtor lea,coi-i'ee,-
apices, r'Uvoriug nxtiacis, patent Meui
ciues of every desenptt -u, faints, iijes. Vai
nisues, drusliea, raucy soaps, Uair ttestoiativet,
' iiai olla, c.,ii ot wuieu will oe soiu at tu
lowest prices. Prescripiions prepared will,
euuaoie care. lirti.
StfKMai -Aia-t-Aa, Dealer -in lr
Gooos, Groceries, llals. Caps, Boots, sboes, Ca u
Ckerv, Glass Ware. Also, wuoles..le aud reta..
deale. in aardware, saudiery, Aails, Iron, awei.
llrugat JiedlclBi-a,'l'iiUiUSi Olle, lestuits, Ac
Mam st. AsntaouLa.
ASUIaBkTLl HoCI14,li. C. Warmlngton.
Prup. 1'uiS ilouse ujb JUt oeeu tnorougul) reu
avatea a,ifl celnauiadeo.! Uvery and ouuiiaus
liiie couuectea wiui me liouse. litii
AittsiilKIA.V .IOC, T. N. Booth Propn
"ietor, oUi aide ul Htm u. tt. 4 Jt. H. slaliyu.
Tuis loue uas re eully Oeeu leulled aud ilu
proveu, aud otters pleaaaut, suu taulul auu cou
veuieul ai-couluiouauous to persons slopping,
ri'.h oo nvnt. at iorameal, or lor uiose liuui lu.
iutertor. wisulug suote atxoiuuiouation lot
teams, lue uouse is orderly, wuu piuuiptai
.teullou to guests, auu good laute auu loug
iugs. .-.-J-' ' -' ' io.
a.iaiL aaOaJSaij Aalitabuia, Ohio, A. Fieiu,
Propria or. au uiuiuous running to aud lion.
r - owiy HftuuM-, 'o, Be" "-) u"Jl1-
-itupilu t ran-"""" mi iiottaeyao coue
pasaeugera w ojy polut. l
A. Jri. HAliii, Deuust, Aauuuuut, JO.
JiUUjbcuist ouect, uetweeu Maiu an.
, t. W. NaLSVFI, ieutlsl, AsUtabuia,
, visits vwuueauL, Weoilestuty astu
Iwl sday ol eacn wees.. I IV
y. i'. iVAiljACat, a. U. S. Asntabula,U.is
. orepareu to bieU4.by ,.il( .opeiat.ouj lu, uis. plo
VfojE.H)i. -ie olis;e.-aiJI M', 'J(l,OU-
gery' ainl'samatnc urtturai icetu. laoi
GKO. W UlCatlaO.1, Jeweler, itepairiu
ol all lauda ol niuces, Ciovaa aud 4uweir.
bwre iu abuuiouui aioubc nioca, Aoutaouia, v-
I AitlS."t ia.. l4.'aiaal. s, Dealer iu Watcu
e, vioclta. si-WviUJ, aivet. ju.liaU;U ik.
Cb CMiarta on2.!! us -lou oca, auu an
oroera proinpuj .Ueuueo to. Mam oueel. Asli
tauuia x lno. l"!
J. S. Adlid A'. Dealer in Clocks, atcus
JeweU'y, etc tuiiavoig, Meuuiug auu He
pairing uoiie to oitiUT. Ouop ou iuuu aueei,
Couneaut, uuio. boc
JEWELERS. CABINET WARE.
fWaAM AltVlawt Hauuiaciurer ut, auu
Aeier in. oXulLa.c ol le ooa. aeacx-ipuouB,auu
every variety, -hso ueueral bluiUMsei, auu
f.i Maioaactapor it uwuic .o oruex. Maiu stretiL,
orui ol oouiu i'Uluc ouuaie. Aautauuia.
I. 8. ifiliACM, Manuiaclurer and Ocaieri u
r'lrsnjuvss r urmtrue. Also, ijreuerai Ouueru
XlNK.4if. . SaiWla( Manulacturersol
bojvee, flows auu oiuU.US, Wmuow caps auu
bills. Mill castiua, -xeiuus, out, c leia u
. buoea,4V, Puo-uix roonury, AsUtauuia, u. xuui
FOUNDRIES. ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
W. Jtl. ftftU If at Atloruey aud Couufal-
or at -L- oaiico uvr aMsWikjixv iru oiotte,
of lue ' owle, iAiiucLiJu aiiu Ootivtnci
luaue a specially. l&i
HitJlAA, A, &klts.t&JlAft9 At-
UCaja uu sjoauaeiore -liikw, wkuUiiUi4, U.,
Will iir&cuce ui lav couxui ot Aaiiutoiua. juaJLv
" IsAHAM O. OUKlUtAH. TUKOIKIBK HaIX.
J. li. SHgHHAJI. ilMo
fjsA v AaftjU Ai.. tri J'UAl, Atioruey aud Couu.
Bcijor jt ijw, iuur fuuxic, AouUtuuia, uuiu.
bpocittt aucuiiuti iveu lo tuedCiUuiucui ol tw
tatrtfs, 4uU Ui ouu- vjauciug man Coixev.iiiK ' Ai
o w il iuaiu;i fe atrium uiiuur tlie uuiiruii
ft O. FlStilt) Jubiice ot llie fcace auu
Agculior -tlie Ailioru, auu, rrauktiu ire
lueurauce couiuuivb. oiucc over J, A, ivuu
3s vrtton' 6ivre juam &t. Aoumbuu. o. m
CaIAiILi a4oot'l, Attorney and Couu
buor at IsttW. Asuiauuij, uui.
CiiSak & WKlill.lt WAX, dealers iu
sujves, Tiu-A'are, iloiiow-we, aueii Hard
ware, Glaes-Ware, Lamps auu Liiuip-l'riut-miugs.
Petroleum, c., opposite Uie isk ilouse,
Asuuiuuia. .. .
,.,. Also, a full stock of Paints, oils, aruisUes,
" Brusues, &c. ; i1
fiti.OU.titi .ilUiiAUU, DealeriuUant.
ware, Irou, rtteel aud Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate,
blleet irou. Copper and Uic. aud mauulac
turer or Tin Sueei Iron auu Copper .VJaia.
'-Fisk'-Iiiuc' AsutonTa 'J"'jL -l- tU;la
DU i, tt itl lU 1 IN, aomoepaihic Physician
and Burgeon, respectfullT asasa.slutre of the
patrouage or Asutaouia axd vrciuity. omce
ud residence iu Smuh's new Olock, Ceutre
H. . aJ.CL.Ht , M. D. Homuapathic
Physician aud burgeon, uaviug succeeded Dr.
... lio.ica.-iu uie,, practice ol jiediciue in Ashia
" bulai would re-ptiotlully teuuer his services to
those who may wish theui. Omce aud residence
same as loriuerly occupied b Dr. Mtmre. 1454
OH. K. L. I4.i4i, PUysician aud Surguou
ouiceovei lieuury at King's store, resideuce
Hear St.Peter' '-jiuicb rhluuipvO uiih
ASHTABULA NATIONAL BA!K,
Asbubu'a. Ohio. H. asi.tt. Prer't. J.
8-W.ixrn.sttierAu!llorixed .Capital. 8JU
3 B.Boaar. C. K. Bbdck, U . Nisttlltoh.
B--u,t, HUKPr. E. O. Wahiikb,
It 1, Was, P, F. Q -flu, Directors. M
a. C. CULLEV. Maiinfacturer of Loth,
Biding, Mouldiints, Cheese Boxes, JU. Planing.
""rl:'ii'fi "'i'1 ?",ri'"'1-"""'Vi'" fi""" "" r."
atiortisl notice! sKoJi ou M Jin street, oppo
site the 1'nper Piyir. AshwIintnTOIilc. 440
FB!VrM ' WE1BLEN 'M nnfuctcrers A
Dealers ip kinds ofLesiber iu demand In this
market opposite J-bo-nix Fonndery.. Asbubu
' '" 1 : ' ' "" " '
. trnv tc KEEVEs, D esters in Orauiteand
Marble M on n men t . ra ve ! ones. T b 1 1-. Man.
Mis Grat. ate.- Coildinir aton. Flagging and
vkx K puu. Stsi o Cbwt street
I ..'' ' ' ' !'j ' ,
JIKS K. C. KK KAHD, Millinery A Dree
iukiii). A choice lot of AHJiuery pdi and
tlie latest styln of Ladit-t aod Children, Pat
terua. Shop and ealertoii) over Maou Jt Noyce
more, CVnler Htnt. Ahtahu)a. Otiio. lyU;
P. C. VOHO, Mauulactnrer and Dealer In Sad
dles, rlarnes!i. Hridlen, Collars. Trunks. Wnip,
Ac. opposite Fisk House. Ashtabula, Ohio. lOli
l7 BIILDIG LWTl tVOH tKALK!
Deale; in M aier Lime. Stucco. I auri Fuster.
;t' l Kstate and Loan Aaent Ashtshula Depot.
14U9. WH.L1AM lll .MI'HKKY.
E UCA U I ILL, Fire and Lire Insurance and
KealEstate Aent. Also. Noiary Public andCon
TeTancer. UIHce over Sherman and Hall' La
Uthce. Ashtobnla. Ohio. 11"
1.UAND RIVER ISISTITCTE. at Austin
liurh Ashiabula Co.. Ohio. J. Tnckirman. A.
M., Principal. Winter Term begins Tuesday.
jxiic, ad. 8end for Catalogue. 1148tf
f . E. W ITKOCS, Painter. Glazier, and
Paper Hanffer. All work done with neatness
and despatch.-. a l0
I. SCIB. BLYTHj-Ajifnt-tor the JJverpoo!.
Louden. A G obe Insurance Co. Ca&h assets over
i.0W.iW0Gold. Iu the V. S. $3,600,000. Stoclt
nolders also personally liable. 1418
8L&KESLEE Jk MOORE, Photographers
aud dealer In r'ictnres. Knsrravtngt-. nirouios,
Jhf h.vlnva 1arrfsli nnlv f Mouldinirs of van-
ou dascriptions.is prepared to frame anything
in the picture line, at hortnotlce and inlbc
best style. Second floor of the Hall store. Snd
door South of Bank Mann street.
WtLTO & TALBEHT, maunfactur ra
i f and dealers in all grades ol sasriiiaw Lnm er.
Lath and Shingles; also, mouldings of allbde
SEWING MACHINE AGENTS.
8. 3. LOOMIS, Dealer in the Sinzer Sewing
- Machine. Needles. Oils. Etc.:' also, attach-
iinenw for all machines, over Newberry's
Dnnc Store, Asbtabnla, o. iswju.
I a il ES HEED V SON, Plain and Ornament
a Jot) Printers, and senerai Mauoners npeci-
mens of Printing and prices for the same sent
on appliration. Office corner Main and Spring
street, Ashtabula, o. l-MI
NOTARY PUBLICS, ETC.
JTOHN II- SHEK1 AN, Notary Public and
Attorney and I 'ouuselor at Law. iimce in nas
kell's Block. M.un St.. Ashubnla. O. I2u0
HDWABDG. PIEBCE Dealers in Clothing,
Hats Caps, and Genu' Furnishing Goods, Ashta-
bu la. Ohio. ii
IV A 1 T E & SI i. L, Wholesale and Re
tail Dealers in Ready Made Clothing. Furnish
ing Goods flats. Caps, c. Ashtabula 1151
ASHTABULA. YOUNGSTOWN &
CONDENSED TIME T., BLE—Nov. 2, 1873.
RUNNIKS SOUTH. I BCKNINO NOKTH.
-NUMBBBS , STATIONS. i NUMB t.RB ,
4 4 6 13 6
a. . f.. r. n. r. u.
.T OO 0 ..... .'...H ' ' . .- 1 4B 8 40 .....
7 07 3o L. S. & M. S. Cr 1 87 Si
TM 4i .....Asbtabnla. 1 Si 8 88
756.. . Uunson Hill. I 1 8 W ....
7 31 8 oi Austiugburg. 1 10 8 10
7 44 8 14 Eagleville... IS 58 7 68
7 .Vi 8 25 Rock Creek 1 4 7 47
8 08 86 Home .... i 85 T SB
8 W 8 40 .... ..NiwLyme.. IS 1 784
K 23 8 54 Orwui U 6 7 8'
8 4 - 4 US BIM,mtieid. . H 03 7 IIS
8 53 4 ) ... .North Bristol. U 61 8
8 58 4 Bristol Center U JM
S05 4 31 Gravel Bank. H ) S8 ..j .
16 4 42 Champion .. 11 6 6 1
9 80 4 65 A. n. A G.W Croe II 14 C 04 a.
37 6 OS 5 40 ....Warren. .. H 10 00 8 40
9 M 6 17 5 65 . Niles ... 10 55 6 45 8 24
10 07 6 80 6 08 ... .(iirard. HI 4i 6 80 8 0
10 1 5 41 6 17 ...Briar Hill... 10 S-! 5 li 7 5f
10 25 5 50 6 i5 Tnnngstown. 10 35 5 On 7 50
t 35 11 80 1 40 ...Pittsburgh t -5 4 85
P. . P. . A. M. 4. M. P. . P. .
all trains daily, except Sunday.
F. R. MTEKS. Gen. Pass. A Ticket Agent.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Dec. 14, 1878, Passenger Trains
will run a follows : 1
Nd. S No,4 No.H
Trains stop only on Signal. xTrains do sot
8top. xTelegrapb Sutious. Cleveland Time.
The Way Freight trains slop at Jeuerson in
going West, at 8.45 P.M., and go?ngaslal 7:80
A, M. These trains carry passengers.
Passenger rare at the rate of 8 cents per mile ;
to way stations counted in even half dimes.
No. T.No.! s-ations.
P A t
5 5 7 00 Oil City East..
8 85 7 06 x Junction
3 45 7 10 a Oil City West
8 00 7 81 a rteuo
8 08 X 7 88 uuu
i 8 17 7-85 a rraukiiu
8 40 7 6 Aumuill
8 48 7 6s i-oik
4 Uu 8 10 Kayiuiliou....
4 It 8 8i Ssuuy Lake....
4i 8 80 a Bioueuoro ....
X 4 85 X8 85 lraucu
4 Wi "4b Clark.
4 45 8 6t Auulley
6 00 y lu aaiem
60b II ui a a u W Cross..
5 80 5 40 J""OT""'
P. M. U47 Turuertville
No. 8 9 6u btiuou's Corners
Setter 10 In X ABUover
son 10 88 Baroer'a Leon.
Acc. 10 84 Dorset
6 65 10 ul X Jeneroon
K 18 11 07 Plymouth
l tti 11 aAahtabula
9 sen 8 10 Cleveland,... ..
Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov. 3d,
JJULLMAN'S bt-si Drawing-room
X and bleeping Coaches, combining : all
uiodem improvements, are run Ul rough on ail
Inn.. I'm... Mi.ft.... u j a ...
duofinuBiuu rnui:e, r,iagara
lullu IIvwImiuI .11 t. .......1 ... v-
-..... , . wubuiHu w new xora,
lAiiiking unect couuection wuu all lines ol lor-
1 i - i v'tl M lill CoastHitaK al.ini-N . , H .1...
tmuuu steamers aud railway lines fr Boston aud
otuer New England ciuea. , , ,
No. 1 No. M.
8 85 a m 1 05p.ii.
6 88 " 3 In
OlilLun . .
cusp. Bridge.. ;1
4 40 " 1 8 00
4 fO " 1 8 10
4 55 S 15 '
6 80 Pi
6 50 " .
9 50" "
5 80 "
7 45 "
11 03 "
18 08 AX
t 00 "
10 00 "
1 40 "
ti 110 "
7 00 "
Coming-. . .
6 35 '
C 80 '
9 U3 '
II 87 PX
10 88" I 8 05
8 50 "
10 51 " 8
8 82 P.x
4 15 4.X
Owego.. . .......
Port Jervis... .
11 80 " , 9 88
IIS utt pn!l0 04
18 49 " ,10 53
IK " 1
11 XI '
114 87 4.X
8 45 '
S 54 '
5 25 1
6 11 "
7 4i "
11 08 .
11 47 ,
1 08 rn
Newark ... .
8 87 " 1 7 80 "
8 65 px 7 40 "
6 00 pxj 6 00P.X.
t Meal Sittlons-
1 40 "
Ak for tickets bv way of Kris Railway.
For Sale at all the principal Ticket (ifficea.
. J no. N. Abbott, Gen. Pas. Agent.
IN PRICE OF COAL!
'J O meet tlie demands nnd neceg-
I sities of the times, we, tbpnndersigued, will
sell Coal for
, v '
at the following prices per ton (screened) at our
yard- Bp It 8. & AI . S. 6upo: ;
BRIAR HILL, Lump, : J4.75
WICK & WELLS' Lump.. 4.,0
ANTHRACITE COAL. Stove and Egg.. 8.40
" " Chestnnt ..' 7.90
AU orders left wltU TOM MRS Jt BROTHER
UW9 j. - fTiOJ M JttUJNM6
j . ' j '
; it w'; . ; - ' " ' - '
He hi9 told yu Hit- s:inie old story.
Told -vt mii. w l y iere
Tht-Mnry of pure d trillion,
UncliAiigiii'i while 1 its- endiirt'8
Tliia pHsionjiie palpilalini;,
Persisienl lover ui yours.
He lias called you by every liile
tt b eh lovers tleli. lit lu repent
A quee , a goddess, an niiuel,
Willi Cuaiigts lender ami sweet
Aud I.. id ihe iroiilOiX'inc treasure
Men cull a hearl tit your leei.
You tisk me wunt you sli dl nnswer?
All, cliild, can my counsel tnrow
Tlie n eigUt of a luou-ilil litisl bim ?
Love never In sum s f o 1
AiiKHtr la in No, f.ir doubter .
Foreyi r and evt-r No !
Then lives a marvelous insect
In I lie S t.iliern meadows fir,
"Where the w ild n bite ipoineas
And the paasion-llow rs are.
That even in broad urubt sunshine 1
Glr.niis likes living st ir.
Jt citclef, a flyintr jewell,
B''"iiliUil tu behold ;
It fettl'-s to r-st a moinent.
Aghtinre 61. nioll- n gold ;
But once iu tbeNtitiud imprisoned,
lis colors unnv darSkjind cold :
You grasp at a fla-diing iewt
VVorlby a monarch's crown.
Glistening, dnniiisr glancing.
And gliliering up and down,
Anil capture a sh irdi d Ix-eile,
Sluggish aud dull and brown !
And thus, to a youth's mad fancy,
Is Ibe object of love's UU quest
Reckoned above all blessings,
Dearest and first and best.
So long as remo.te and elusive
But worthless when once posessed.
8 wearvness comes of having.
Sine- happiness means pursuit ;
And love grows dwarfish and stinted,
And heiir but a bitter fruit..
For the serpent ot si II' forever
Coiling about its root.
So lips which have met in kisses
Grow cliary of teuder speech,
So lieuris which are bound losfther
Grow burdensome ach to each,
Since the only Ihiims men Vidue
Are ihue which ihey cannot reach.
So the irxiner counts as nothing
The blessings thai should huye been ;
The conqueror turns iniiffi rent
Fioiu ibe conquest h- gloried iu,
Longing, like Alt xmider.
For lovelier words to win.
Who cares for I lie road-side- ro-es
Wliich bloom uiiiiiii gmsp ol all,
' AVhile their inaco ssible sisters
Less lovely aud sweet nnd ia.ll.
But dearer because ol their distance
Lean over the garden wall J
Then answer bim no, young maidens ;
Be pitiless and serene :
Then are If art-sick wives in plenty.
But an angel is si Idom seen.
Keep to your cioud, bright goddess 1
ou lair !
Boss Bagsbaw was a cobbler,
Ouceiiviu' ai Bull's Head
Where long be waxed sirong and laf,
As uell as his stioc. thread.
And though be sowed not what he reaped
: '. He ripped what he bad sewed ;
And had almost aposiolic cure
For way worn soles be sewed.
The boss a docior never was,
Though oiten did be heel ;
And kips and caves he did cut up,
As tor the pupl c weal.
TLougb he could m itlier write nor read,
The shoeless were aware
Tbatior Uie understandiur be
Did exerc se a cure.
??o evil fortune, small or rat,
Could 111 nke his spirits tall ;
He even sang right merrily,
. Wiien once be lost bis awl.
And even to bis dying day,
": Ol Bagshaw be 11 ttild,
He never gold a leaky boot.
Though such lie olt half-soled.
Once he, from too much drink was in
A stale ot lethar gy,
When ibi. ves made Onoty of his shoes.
And with them they did flee.
When they came to, say be, if I
Get once upon their tracks,
For bavin' sioleu my slock
They'll get shoemaker's whacks.
That afternoon one thief he ketched.
I?.... . .
vv uicn quickly came to grief ;
For boss be went from welling shoes
To welliu' of Ibe the thief.
The M. P.'s ketched another one,
Makin' out of town,
Aud when the thief was taken up
'. He seemed quite taken down.
Boss plied bis trade for thirty years.
Or somewhat thereabout.
For, be though loug a peguin' in. 1
. 1X7..- I i- . '
iv an lunger peggin out.
B it Bagshaw couldn't always live
Liike robiilftra in tlo. nut
H one (lay irom the last did go,
luunuic uiuu 111s last.
DEACON LEE'S OPINION.
Deacon Lee. who was a kinrllw ui.
lent, faithflll. WllfSlWIlH mail araa nna
-7 O j 11
day waited upon by a restless, ambi-
. : ui , 7
nous wunuiy cnurcn-iiiemoer, who
was Inborinff to create uneasiness in
the church," and especially to drive
away the preacher.
The deacon came in to meet his
visitor, who after the usual greet
ings, beffan to l.tmpnt. tW low atnto
of religion, and inquire as to the rea
son why there h;id beeu no revival
for two or three years past.
"Now. what, rln vnn think la tVio
cause of things bi ing so dull here? Do
1 , , .
yoimtiowr ne perststea in asking.
TIlP deainn wtia not. raurlir t.r, rii-a
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his opinion; and after a little thought
1.1 , T , 0 .
11-auKiy auswerea, "io, i aon t.
"Do you think the church are alive
to the work before them?"
"No, I don't. :
"DO Vnil till 111: flirt TT..n.tti- fi.ltmr
realizes the solemnity of his work?"
"No, I don't." i
A a. - 1 1
iwitiKie was seen in the eye of
this troubler in ZW.r. o.i ...i.:..
courage, he asked:
fcDo you think Mr. B. a very ex
No, 1 don't."
"Do you think his sermon on
"Their eyes were holden," anything
"No, I don't.
.Making bold, after all this en
couragement in monosyllaiiles, he
assea, "men don't you think we
had better dismiss thsmaii and hire'
The deacon starw? t t, m;.v,
an arrow, and in a tone louder than
ins wont, snouted., I don't.''
"Why," drie I the amuud visitor;
"you agree, with mo in all I have
said, don't.yon? -
"No, I don't." ,
1 "You talk m' llrtio
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the guest, not a little abashed, "that
A! . . .1 .
no one citu miu out what you menu."
"I talked unoinrh
the old man, rising to his feet, for
six nravinrr Cliriutiunu TH,. .
i v o " uiuj yeuiB
ago I got my heart humbled aud mv
masubj nupittpm Bxm va i
have walked softly before God. I
then made vows solemn as eternity;
and don't you tempt me to break
The troubler was startled ai the
earnestness of the hitherto silent, im
movable man, and asked, "What
happened to you thirty years ago?"
"Well, sir, I will tell you. I was
drawn into a scheme just like this of
yours, to uproot one of God's ser
vatits from the field iu which He had
planted him. In my blindness, I fan
cied it a little tiling to remove one
of the 'stars' which Jesus hold in
his right hand, if thereby my ear
could be tickled by more flowery
words, and the pews filled with those
who turned away from the simplicity
of the gospel. land the men that
led me for I admit that I was a
dupe and a tool flattered ourselves
that we were conscientious. We
thought we were doing God service
when we drove that holy man from
his pulpit aud his work, and said we
considered his work ended in B ,
where I theu lived. We groaned
because there was no revival, while
we were gossipping about and criti
cising, iid crushing instead of up
HoTdingby' bur efforts aud our pr ty
ers, the instrument at whose hand we
harshly demandef's-the blessings.
Well, sir, he could notvdVlig"orrthe
chariot of salvation with a half a
dozen of us tauuting him for his
weakness, while we hung as a dead
weight '.o the wheels; he had not
the power of the Spirit, and could
not convert men; so we hunted him
like a deer, till worn aud bleeding,
he fled into a covert to die. Scarce
ly had he gone, when God came
among us by his spirit to show that
he had blessed the labors of his dear,
rejected servant. Our own hearts
were broken, and our wayward chil
dren converted, and I resolved at a
convenient seasou to visit my former
pastor and confess my sin, aud thank
him for his faithfulness to .my way
ward sons, which, like the long bu
ried seed, had now spruug up. But
God denied me that relief, that he
might teach me a lesson every child
of his ought to learn that he that
tot.c!ieth one ot his servants
touches the apple of ' his eye. I
heard my pastor was ill, and taking
my oldest son with me, set out on a
twenty-live miles' ride to see him. It
was evening when I arrived, and his
wife with the spirit which any wo
man ought to exhibit toward one
who had so wronged her husband,
denied me admittance to his cham
ber. She said, and her words were
arrows to my soul, "He may be dy
ing, and the sight of your face might
add to his anguish!"
"Had it come to this," I said to
myself, "that the man whose labors
had, through Christ, brought me in
to his fold, who had consoled my
spirit in terrible bereavement, aud
who had till designing men had
alienated us, been to me as a brother
that this man could not die iu
peaceful my face before bim? ,God
pity me,' I cried, 'what have 1 done?'
1 confessed my sius to that mjek
woman, and implored . her for
Christ's sake, to let me kneel before
his dying servant, and receive his
forgivuess. What did I care then
whether the pews by tne door were
rented or not? I would gladly have
taken his whole family to my home
forever as my own flesh and blood,
but no such happiuess was in store
for me." ' 1
As I entered the room of the bless
ed warrior, whose armor was falling
from his limbs, he opened his lan-
uid eyes, and said, "Brother Lee!
other Lee! 1 bent over him aud
sobbed out, "My pastor! my pastor!"
Then raising his white hand, he said
in a deep, impressive voice, 'touch
not mine anuoiuted, and do my
prophets no harm!' I spoke tender
ly to him, aud told him I had come
to confess my sin, and bring some of
his fruit to him calling my son to
tell him how he had found Christ.
But he was unconscious to all arouud
the sight of my face had brought
the last pang of earth to his troubled
spirit. -. - -
1 kissed his brow, and told him
how dear he had been to me; I crav
ed his pardon for my unfaithfulness,
and promised to care for his widow
and fatherless little ones; but his
only reply, murmured as if in a
troubled dre.im, was, "Touch not my
annomted, and do my prophets no
I stayed by him all night, and at
daybreak I closed his eyes. I offered
his widow a nouse to live in the re
mainder of her days; but like a he
roine she said, 'I freely forgive you.
But my children, who entered deep
ly into their lather's anguish, shall
never see me so regardless of his
memory as to take anything from
those who caused it. He has left us
all with his covenant God, and he
will care for us,' '
"Weli, sir, those dying words
sounded in my ears from that coffin
and from that grave. When I slept,
Christ stood before my dreams, say
ing, "Touch not mine annointed,
and do my prophets no harm."
These words followed me till I fully
realized the esteem in which Christ
holds those men who had given up
all for his sake, and I vowed to love
them evermore lor his sake, even if
they are not perfect. And since that
day, sir, I have talked less than be
fore, and have supported my pastor,
even if he is not a "very extraordi
nary man." My tongue shall cleave
to the roof of my mouth, and my
light hand forget her cunning, be
fore I dare to put asunder what God
has joined together. When a min
ler's work is done in a place, I he
lieve God will show it to him. 1
will not join you, sir, in tho scheme
that brought you h re; ami, nu re
over, if 1 hear another word of , this
from your lips, I shall a-k ray breth
ren to deal with you ps with those
who cause divisions. I . would give
all I own to recall what I did thirty
years ago. Stop where you are, and
pray God, if perchance the thought
i your heart may bo forgiven you."
This decided reply put au cud to
the new-comer's eliorts- to get a min
ister who could make mire stir, and
left him frjo to lay out roads ami
'lh re is jfti'n great power in the
little word "no," but sometimes it
requires not a little courage to speak
it so rsulutt)ljf ita cl4j tit aiktut ti
THE SIAMESE TWINS.
BY MARK TWAIN
In one of "Mark Twain's," sketcl
books published by Iltttledge ii
England, is the following minute,
entertaining, and just now especiall
valuable a -count of the habits of tin
Siamese Twins. It was written sev
errtl years before tlie present niautlt.
of grief had involved the entire fam
ily in the privacy of sadness, and its
republication just at this time is
solelv in tlie cause of science and
not to satisfy idle curiosity or to m
tni'leupoti a f imily alreadvso much
cut up in affliction :
I do not wish to write of the per
sonal habits of those strange crea
tures solelv, but also of certain cu-riott-t
details of various kind con
cerning them, which, belonging t
their private life, have never crept
into print. Knowing the twins in
timately, I feel that I am peculiarly
well qualified for the task I have ta
ken upon myself.
The Siamese twins are naturally
tender and affectionate in disposi
tion, and have clung to each other
with singular fidelity throughout a
long and eventful life. Even as
children they were inseparable
om paniori s7rKT"It is "noticeAi ' th a t
thei-jiTways seemed to prefer each
other's society to that of any other
persons. They nearly always play
ed together: and, so accustomed
was their mother to this peculiarity,
that whenever one of them chanced
to be lost, she usually hunted for
one of them satisfied that when she
found that one she would find his
brother somewhere in the immedi
ate neighborhood. And yet these
creatures were ignorant nnd unlet
tered barbarians themselves, and
the offspring of barbarians, who
knew not tlie light of philosophy
and science. What a withering re
biike is this to our boasted civiliza
tion, with its quarrelings, its wrang
iings, and its separation of broth
ers. As men, the twins have not al
ways lived in perfect accord; but
still there has always been a bond
between them which made them un
willing to go away from each other
aud dwell apart. They have even
occupied the same house, as a gener
al thing, and it is believed that they
have never failed to sleep together
on any night since they were botne.
Ho w surely do. the habits of a lii'e
ime become second nature to us?
The twins always go to bed at -the
same time; but Chang usually gets up
an hour before his brother. By an un
derstanding between themselves,
Chang does all the iudoorwork and,
Eiig i nns on erraugs. This is lie
cause Eng iikes to go out; Chang's
habits are sedentary. However,
Chang always goes along. Eng is a
Baptist, and Chang is a Roman
Catholic; still, to please his brother,
Chang consented to be baptized at
the same time that Eng - was, on
condition that it should uot "count."
During the war they were strong
partisans, aud both fought gallantly
all through the great struggle
Eng on the Union side, and Chang
on the Confederate. They took
each other prisoners at Seven Oaks,
butthe proofs of capture were so ev
enly balanced in favor of each that a
general army court had to be assem
bled to determine which one was
properly the captor and which the
captive. The jury was unable to
agree for a long time; butthe vexed
question wa, finally decided by
agreeing to consider them both
prisoners and then exchanging them.
At one time Chang was convicted
of disobedience of orders, and sen
tenced . to ten days iu the guard
house, but Eng, iu spite of all argu
ments, felt obliged to share his im
prisonment, notwithstanding he him
self was entirely innocent; and so to
save the blameless brother fr. m suf
fering he had to discharge both from
custodythe just; reward of faith
fulness. Upon one occasion the brothers
fell out about something, and Chang
knocked Eng down, aud then trip
ped and fell on him, whereupon
both clinched and began to beat and
gouge . each other wunout any
mercy. ! The bye-standers interfered
and tried to separate them, but they
could not do it, and so allowed
thetu to tight it out. In the end
both were disabled, and were car
ried to the hospitable on one and the
The ancient habit of going al
ways i together and its drawbacks
when they reached man's estate, and
entered upon the luxury of courting.
Both fell in love with the same girl.
Each tried t o steal clandestine in
terview with her, but at the critical
moment the other would always
turu up. Bj e aud bye Eng saw with
distraction, that Chang had won
the girl's affections; and from that
day forth, he had to bear with the
agony of being a witness to all their
dainty billing and cooing. But
in a magnanimity . that did htm in
finite credit, he succombed to his
fate, and gave countenance and en
couragement to a state of things
that bid fair to sunder his generous
heart-strings. He sat from seven
every evening until two in the morn
ing, listening to the fond foolish
ness of the two lovers, and to the
concussion of hundreds of squander
ed kisses for the privilege of shar
ing only one of which he would have
given his right hand. But he sat
pat.ently and waited, and gasped,
and yawned, and stretched, and long
ed for two o'clock to come. Aud
he took long walks with the lovirs
on moonlight evenings sometimes
traversing ten miles, notwithstand
ing he was usually suffering from
rheumatism. He is an inveterate
smoker; but he could not sinoke ou
these occasions, because the young
lady was painfully sensitive to the
smell of tobacco. Eng cordially wan
ted them married, aud done wt.h itj
but although Chang often anked. thu
momentous question, the lady could
mt "tthor suilijiont courago to au
swer'it while Eng was by. Ilowev
er on wue occasion, after having
walked some sixteen miles, and sat
tip till nearly midnight,' Eng drop
ped asleep, from sheer exhaustion,
and the question was asked and an
swered. The lovers were married.
All acquainted with the circumstan
ces applauded the noble brother-ia-i
tflKt JWTWfl f aitiv-ltir
. t- .. - . ,
the theme of every tongue. He had
staid by them through their long and
trdous courtship; and when, at last,
hey were- married, he lifted hii
lands above thier heads, with im
pressive unction, "Bless ye, my
children, I will never desert ye!" ami
he kept his word. Magnanimity
like this is all too rare in this cold
liye-and-bye Eng fell in love with
lis sister-in-law's sister, and mar
ied her, and since that day they
h:tve lived together, night and day,
in exceeding sociability which is
touching and beautiful to behold,
tnd is a scathing rebuke of our boast
The sympathy existing between
hese t wo brothers is so elose and
10 refined that the feelings, the im
jiitlses, the emotions of the one are
nstantly experienced by the other.
When one is sick, the other is sick;
when one feels pain, the other -feels
t, when one is angered the other's
temper takes fire. We have aire idy
seen with what happy-felicity t hey
both fell in love with the same girl.
Now Chang is-'-'bitterly opposed to
ill formt-Mvf" intemperance, on prin
iplejbut Eng is the reverse for
while the men's feelings and emo
tions are so closely wedded, the rea
soning faculties are unfettered; their
thoughts are free. Chang belongs
to the Good Templars, and a hard
working and enthusiastic snnporter
of temperance re'orms. Bu$ to his
Mtter distress every now and then
Eng gets drunk, and of course that
makes Chang drunk too. This un
fortunate thing has been a great sor
row to Chang, for it almost destroys
Ins usefulness in his favorite held
of effort. As sure as he is to head
a great temperance procession Eng
ranges up along side of him, prompt
to the minute, and drunk as a lord;
but no more dismally and hopeless
ly drunk than his brother who has
not tasted a drop. And so the two
begin te host and yell, and throw
mud and bricks at the Good Tem
plars; aud of course they break up
the procession. It would be mani
festly wrong to punish Chang for
what Eng does, and therefore, the
Good Templars ; accept the un
toward situation, and suffer in si
lence and sorrow. They have official
ly and deliberately examined into
the matter, and find Chang blame
less, They have taken the two
brothers and filled Chang with warm
water and sugar and Eng full of
whisky, and in twenty-five, minutes
it was not possibsj to tell which was
the drunkest. Both were as drunk
as loons and on hot whisky punch
es, by the smell of their breath. Yet
all the while Chang s moral pnnci
pies were unsullied his consciene was
clear; and so all just men were forc
ed to confess that he was not moral
ly, but only physically drunk. By
every ngnt ana every moral evi
dence the man was strictly sober;
and therefore, it caused his friends
all the more anguish to see him shake
hands with the pump, and to wind
his watch with his night key.
There is a moral in these solemn
warnings or, at least, a warning in
those solemn morals, one or the
other. No matter, it is somehow.
Let us keep it ; aud let ns profit by
I could say more of an instructive
nature about these interesting be
ings, but let what I have written
Having forgotten to mention it
sooner, i will remark in conclusion,
the ages of the Siamese Twins are
respectively fifty one and fifty-three
years. ' '
"Farm For Sale.
From the Hearth and Home.
A sweet home place, aud I turned
to look again. ! An old farm cot
tage among the trees, the hazy hush
ot summer afternoon over all; the
golden sunlight, drifting through
the leaves, re.-ting iu gleaming patch
es ou the grass and blossomtug clo
ver, tossiug the shadows hither and
thither. A sweet-voiced bird , chirp
ing iu the maple by the gate as we
Dassed. and the pale lips of locust
blossoms peered forth from leafy
nests. In the distance springing
irain waved iu tiuuv billows, like
the peaceful flow of tinny seas, and
tiie dancing footsteps of a little
stream lett a gleaming Hue acrosf
the low greeu meadow. A beauti
"FARM FOR SALE."
Yea. these were the words in
rouirh chalk letters above the gat,
"h ami for sale." Why sell the
farm ?. Have hands grown tired of
Dlouffh. sickle and tue hoe, hearts
weary with oft returning seed time
iul hrrvest ? Has ambition cast
her apple of discord in the midst ot
your sweet content, whisperings of
riches and . honors aud splendors
iarred iu upon the heart music ?
Have visious of yellow gold and the
world's proud shows shadowed with
their duleusive wiugs the simple
hopes, the every day happiuetss
which blesses at the little farm f
. Why sell the larra ? Have dan
cing feet that made the music
strayed up into life, aud one by one
passed out at the little gate, to
come no more as of old? Has even the
baby the last darling twiued the
womanhood upon her brow, and ta
ken the blessing of her love . aud
presence to adoru and sanctify an
other home, passing like the rest up
the path leaning on another a-m,
bearing the blessing, yet leaving tiie
old house so very desolate, with on
ly the haunting memory, pacing up
and down through the lonely aisles
of the heart?
Why sell the farm ? Ah! Is there
a grave, has death cut deep alowu
through the blossoming sod, plough
ing up a grave so deep, so chili', so
dark, that from its shadow yyur
heart ouu be. lifted never morve ?
Has she- ibe dearest, motet blessed-
even the houie mother lain, dowu 3
rest t Has tho light , gone out f rout
those geutle eyes the light of that
soul, the embodiment ot iovu atxt
peace, aud faith and patiouoe Ms
it passed on to the awaiting glory ?
Is it thy deslolation,tjliMvath,ta'
has compelled the "farm for Salt
Ah! how many "Farms for Sal?,
and with what longings will heinrtH
that go out from these farm ho mes
ci-Qwued with jo, turn back f xovx
the summit of wratiy years to 1 pok
i . , ,
joyousness, wondering at the strarge
lapptness or the larm-child; wouder
:ng that never more is sky so blue,
tever sunshine so gorgeous never
;-ai th so full of music as before that
"Farm for Side." How will tried
,"eet pause, 'mid the dust of life's
highways, aching to press the whis
pering grass beneath the locusts; and
bands hard with counting gold, pine
to pull ag:iin the violets down by
the valley spring! How. will heads
girdled by thorns of enre, rest again
in dreams on the soft moss, sweLt
o oft by child curls in the long ag t,
tnd hears, vary hearts, and long
Ing souls will pause in the great
world strife t catch again the far
off laughter of those waters in the
meadows,'" and the singing of the
birdiings in the maples! And how
will eyes grow tear-dimmed in this
far-seeing, as a vision sweeps by, re
vealing above the little gate, "Farm
The Story of a Hat.
We learn from newspaper slips and
private letters, of a rather ridiculous
occurrence in Norwalk, Ohio. . The
hero is a prominent ape respectable
Deacon Deacon O., we understand.
1 he other Sunday he started for
church with an old hat on his head.
it was an easy hat, and the old gen
tleman enjoyed it. It appears t hen
are pegs to hang hats on in the
Ciurches there. lie thus disposed of
uis head gear on reaching tho church
nnd took his seat with the congrega
tion. VV hen the services were over
he lingered, as is customary and
proper for Deacons to do. He finally
reached the porch, and. snapped fo'r
his hat, arjd. any respectable citizen
can imagine the hmror he experienc
ed ou beholding but one hat left, and
that a most dilapidated and scandal
ous-looking article. He could feel
his blood boil within him as he look
ed at it and thought of th.e. mutton
head who owned it and walked off
with his glossy beaver instead. He
said out loud that the owner of that
hat was a mutton In. ad, and ground
his' dcacomsh heel into the floor, and
telt much relieved by so doing, lhen
he tied a handkerchief about his
head because the old hat was much
too large for him and he could not
wear it, even if flesh and spirit had
not revolted against the spectacle.
He told the sexton that tiiat hat
must have been built in a dry dock,
and that the only thing that troubled
him in t te matter was hew a man
with a head of that size got into the
church anyway. . Then he stalked
majestically homeward, with the red
handkerchief wound about his head
and the detestable hat held at arms-
length ahead of him, and altogether
forming a spectacle that fastened
the astonished attention of every be
holder. Arriving at home he ex
tended the article towards his wife,
and wtiiting an instant for her to
take in the awful enormity of the
offence, he explosively shouted,
Look at that villainous rag!" llie
lady looked at it, aud was astonish
ed. "I don't wonder you are sick,"
he howled morosely; "it makes me
sick x think of the bullhead who
owns such 'a smoke-stack, palming it
off on me, and taking my new bea
ver for himself in mixiakel (He
ground this out with withering sar
casm.) A pretty mistake, I must say,
when bis miserable rag is big enough
to cover a cart, and filthy enough to
make a crow sick." "But that's your
everyday bat," asserted his wife, in
still greater astonishment. uMy
hat!" gasped the amazed Deacon,
staring at her with eyes half way
out of their sockets, and then laugh
ing hysterically, and shivering from
head to foot. "Certainly it is," per
sisted his wife, "and here is your
best hat," taking this article from its
accustomed place, aud holding it out
to him. Without a word the misera
ble man sank into a chair, and after
staring blankly at his wife for a mo
ment, slowly said: "The trays of
Providence are past finding out; rub
The Holy Sepulcher.
The Rev. Allied Charles Smith,
M. A., in his "Pilgrimage Through
Palestine," thus speaks of Jerusalem:
"Of course the first attraction of
every Christian pilgrim to Jerusalem
nm-Aaif necessity be the Holy Sepul-
cher,aid itither, within half an hour
of our arrival at tne tents, we oent
our steps; and on every day of our
sojourn in arwaAem we made a
point of. visiting (the .church which
contains the spot which in all the
world is, out of wparison, the
most venerated by tli Citrisjian. It
was certainly very repugnant :to our
feelings on descending the broad
flights of steps which led to the
tJf,..i, .ml on ptitprinsr the great
tllllil") ... ,
door, to see just within the precincts
a row of Turkish soldiers sitting on
a "divan smoking their nargilehs and
chatting and laughing m total un
concern for the reverence felt by
Christians for this thnce-holy place.
It was, perhaps, still more humiliat
inrr to reflect why these sneering fol
lows pf tbe false prophet were pres
ent andstP ecollect that their sole
otVj'eet within building is to re
press the violent Cycntions of the
rival churches and sects, a,Mch would
inevitably prpcepd' "tto ' eonued
fends but f or the overpowering prer
cnee oi the armed guard. Not wit h
standing this, one could not but feel
indignant as well as mort.fijd at the
custody of ihe most holy of Christian
sites being committed to the Mos
lems, aud on began to understand
something of -the jiery xeal which an
imated the Ur.uaA! in their brave
efforts to resetuttilj."y Sepulcher
from the hanU.W Me
however, all thoughts (ft Turk's!
gttaxd were forgotten, nfo ' f?
ouwelvcs at the very t hb 4
the tomb of our Blessed Lord, id
rLL frdWed in the line of Atje
. i J
pilgrim who are nw- v-..f ..
Lre; and vmamng our shoes at the
1 . ...Murl vMn riiis t.nin
bime,'iuto theClwprof the Angel,
. . Kl I '.a BUWIVM, ' - -- - -
jo nauieo as oniuieiuviniiuji
.pot whore the b'ensod nit8ongur ot
lieaveu was seen fey tho holy women
sittiuir on uliti stote which ho had
rolled Uck from the4or."
"Matrimony,1 said a modern Beiv
a.i;..f ntiwr dav. "produces re
markable revolutions. Here am I,
for instance, in ten short months,
changed from. f fUin V9
,'lrwfcyf)": - ...
The Holy Sepulcher. PASSING A WAY.
"Who are passing awav? -TT,o.
aged and infirnf? Yfs, 7h7 L ?$
years has not Jong to stay. That
hoary head will soon be pillowed up
on the cold earth; that trembling
Form will sooa return to its native
dust, and the glorified spirit will rise
from the cares and strifes of thia
world of sin and sorrow, tabe forev-"'
er with its God. Oh, then, deal
gently with the aged Que, speak kind
ly to the man of many years; for, re
mem iber, that when departed, when
numbered, with the dead, every harsh
look, every unkind word, will
thrilling back upon thy memory, and
stamp its impress upon thy eouscience
in names or nviq tire. What though
peevish, word sometimes fall from
his lips? He bends not under the
load of guilt, but of years. He has
proved the world, and found it un
true. He has reveled amid the gay
scenes of frivolity and fashion; he
roamed over the flowery lawn of
' pleasure," and has drank deep of
the fountain of earthly bliss: but
never in these has he found joy with
out sorrow or happiness void of
grief. , He has seen the bright beau
ty of earth fade like the mornino
cloud, and knows that its pleasures
pass as fleetly as the rainbow that
smiles amid April showers. The
s-V iot!ip ui uis youtn have van
ished; his hopes have been blighted:
his expectations have perished the
friends of his early days have fled
he is left like the lone tree in the
midst of the field, whh h stands the
sole representative of a nation, who
onee waved their green scepters over
our broad land. Its aged form Is
rudely rocked by the wild wind, and
the breeze plays thoughtlessly among
its branches; but atiil it stands, a
monument of ancient glory. So he
too has remained, when all that
were dear have departed. The chill,
ing breezes of adversity have blown
in fury upon him, and the dark
storms of affliction burst in terror
over his head; but calm and serene
has he stood amid the raging ele
ments. , ; t . j..
But worldly care, thou-li Hsrhily borne,
Their impress leave behind;
And spirits which t heir bonds would spurn,
Tbe blighting traces find,"
And canst thou wonder that an
impatient word sometimes escapes
him ? Oh, rather pity and console
him. Soi row has leen his lot, for
it is the lot of all. None whose sit
uations are so elevated, but they
must oftimes feel that earth is not a
paradise, or life an uninterrupted
3cene of enjoyment. -
We see the traces of departed
beauty in the withered leaf of autumn ;
we hear it proclaimed that all are
"passing away," in the soft mur
mur of the bright rivnlet that wan
ders carelessly along little knowing
that the chilling grasp of winter will
soon hush its song of mirth and mel
ody; aud we feel it, when tender ties
are severed and warm hearts grow
cold. The beauties of nature will
fade; the splendid works of art will
decay; and man, "eveu he shall flee,
like a shadow shall he pass away."
A little while, ami the landscape was
dressed in verdure and clothed in
beauty. The summer bird sang its
lay of joy and sported in happiness
among the green trees; and the flow
ers, those emblems of purity' and lov
liness, opened their eyes to the morn
ing sky, and spread their young
leaves to the gentle breeze, "till fell
the frost from the clear cold heaven."
They have passed away.
Greece, with its splendid works of
art; Italy, with its poets and sculp
tors, are remembered but iu uame.
The magnificetice of the former, . her
beautiful palaces, her strong for
tresses, her great statesmen, her
mighty warriors, and the conquests
she achived over mind and man,
have fled away. Italy, once the
land of genius and the home of art,
is now the seat of deepest moral
darkness, and the land of oppression
and slavery. Ignorance reigns and
superstition triumphs, where, once
her halls ol learning stood; and in
stead of the impassioned eloquence
of her mighty orators, is heard the
low chanting of hose emisa-aries of
night, and the poor penitent bends
in feigned sorrow at that shrine of
guilt and pollution the confessional,
tier day of joy ba3 passed away.
Cicero and his mighty eloquence; De
mostheues, and the thuuder of . his
power, are no longer heard. Xerxes,
who caused nations to tremble, and
subdued kingdoms and empires to
bis sway; aud eveu Bonaparte, that
man of conquests and blood, are
comparatively forgotten.; "Passing
away" is . written upon ail things
Ji is written on the trees.
A tue young leaves glistening play.
Aud ou brighter things turn tb'Se. --
tr asslng away.
It is written on the brow.
Where the spirit s anient ray
Lives, burns, aud triumphs now '
The one who composed the above
beautiful lines, has verified the sol
emn prediction. Those whose stand
ing in society gives them lunueuee;
those who can command respect
from the ignorant, and admiration
from the learned; the philosopher
and the peasant, the high and the
lov. all own the sway ot urao.
Death visits alike the palace of the
rich and the hovel of the poor; Time
stamps its impress alike upon tbe
great" and good, and the low and
Keckut for thb Measles. A
gooil tauy, wuu uau two csuunw
sick wuu me itteasie,
friend for the best remedy. The
friend had just K-ceived a uote from
auother lady, iuquiring the way to
make pickle, tu tne eoniusion, me
lady who inquire-i aooui tue pica-ie
received the rvroeay tor cue. niexue,
and the anxious mother of the sick
children reud with horror the follow
iug: 'fSivld them three or four
time in hot , vinegar, and sprinkle
them with salt, and in ft few. days
they will r"wtreif.'a
. Ben jaunsi x laukhu. Qtaje read..he
prayer of Uabakkuk . to, -au assembly
of French Infidels, and thVy pro
nouueeetit one of the besf speci
mens of English composition to
which they ever listened, aud, not
knowing much of the BitJ NfW
.7: v-.'.A-a ii.