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Thursday mreUngv Sept 31,1834
Ht Oat PrmrrlMlU
' o( oa a prrrieaabal,Bot oa a prayerieaa bed
Caoipoee the weary Hatha to rastj
la they alosa are bloat
With balmy sleep -Whom
ante is keep, . ,
Rot though by care opproat,
- Or thoaght of anitoua aorrow,
Or thought la many ooll perplexed
For exHBlng morrow
Lay sot lay head
. Onprsyedeasbsdt . ...
For who aa uy what alaap thin eye, shall cloaa
That earthly earea ul wooa '
To tha mar a'er reluruT '
RuaM ap my abul, .f
Slo mber control,
Aad let thy lamp born brightly; '
8o ahall thine eyaa dleceru
Thlugt pure and lightly: - .
Taught by tha aplrlt beam
Merer oa i prayerleas bed .'
o lay thlaa unblessed bead. "
Bethink (hee, alaaibering aool, of all that's promised
To faith (n holy prayert , , ,,
lire tbea wlthla tha breaat
A worm that gIVea uoreslt
Aak peace front Hearer . .
V Pen will be glTcm -
Humble aatr Lore and pride
' Before the CrnclSed,
i'. .Who for thy alu baa died; .
. Nor lay thy weary head
' Tiast tlioa bo pining want aor wbh nor care,
. . That oalla for holy prayert
-i Baa thy day bean ao bright,
That, In Ha flight ' ' . t
There la no trace of aorrowT
Jtad art thou cure to-morrow
Will be like thla, and more
.. , . Abundaatf . Boat thou lay up .thy atore
And itlll make place for more?
Thoif fooll thlerery night
' lhy aonl may wing Ita flight.
Haat thou no being than thyaolf more dour,
Who tracka the oeean deep,
And when storms aweap
t- ' The vlntry skies, t
Vorwhom Jthod wak'at anS sieepestl1 f '.!..'
. ' Obi whoa thy pangs are deepest.
Keek there the covenant ark of Prayer,
For Ha that alumburath net, b) there!
His ears are ope a to thy cries:
Ohl than on prayarleaa bed
Lay on thy thoughtleat bead)
Baatthoaao lored one, than thyself more dear.
Who claims a prayer from theet
Aome who acerheud the knee
Think, If by prayer they're brought ,
Tni prayep-to be forgiren,
And maklag peace with Heavon,
" Vatothd Cross they're led)
,' . KM for their aakaa, on prayerleasbed
- Lay not thine Bnbloat headl ' - .
Aronso thee, weary abut, aor yield to slumber,
' TIU In oemmanlaa blesk,
Withthe Elect ye est- - -t r .
Those souls of eouultee namber)
And with them, ratee
The note of praise, -Reaching
from earth to Heave,
Chosen redeemed, forgiven! '"
o Uy thy happy head, -Prayarrowaed,oa
XTtD UIS AIBEBIOAX BlFJLE.'BEJf .
. A EBVOLCTIONAKT 8EBTCH.
Th outpost of the two arraies were
rery near to each other, when the Ameri
can commander, desirous of obtaining par
ticular information respecting the position
of his adversary, summoned the famed lea
der of the Riflemen, Col. Daniel Morgan,
It was night, and the chief Was alone.
After his usual polite; yet reserved and
aiguined salutation, Washington remark
ed- ' ' ' '
,'I have sent for you, Col. Morgan, to
entrust, to your courage and sagacity
small but important enterprise. I wish
you to reconnoitre the enemy's line, with a
view to your ascertaining correctly the po
sition of their newly constructed redoubts;
also the encampments of the British troops
that hare lately arrived, and those of their
Hessian auxiliaries. Select, sir, and offi
cer, non-commissioned officers, and about
twenty picked men, ftnq under cover of the
night proceed, but with ail caution; get as
near as you can and by daydawn retire and
make your report to headquarters. . But
mark me. Cot Morgan, mark me well; up-
on no account whatever are yott to bring
' on any skirmish with the enemy; if die
covered, make a speedy retreat; let nothing
induce yon to ore a single shot. ' 1 repeat,
sir. that no force of circumstances will ex-
. .case the discharge of sinde rifle on your
part; and for the extreme preciseness of
these orders, permit me to say, I have my
reasons,' Filling two glasses of wine, the
- General continued: 'And now, UoL Mor
gan, we will drink good night, and suc
cess to your enterprise.' ; - -
Col. Morgan quaffed the wine, smacked
. bis lips, na assured His Excellency that
his orders should be punctually obeyed,
nd left thO'- tent; of tuq. Commander-ia-'ChiefL;
- Charmed at being chosen as the execu
tive officer of a daring enterprise, the leader
.'of the woodsmen repaired to his quarters,
and calling for Gabriel- Long, his favorite
" captain, ordered him to. detail jt trusty ser
..'geant and twenty, prime fellows, w;ho be-
Jng mustered and ordered to lay on- their
'l arms. read v At a moment'a warnincrrMorf
in and Jjong stretcnea tneir maniy lorms
ifore the- watoh-fire,. to . .waitihe xroiog
dcrtrn of thB- moon; lha signal of departurcn
A little after midnight, and while the
rays of the setting moon still faintly glim
mered in -the western- hor iron, 'Up, ser
geant,' cried Long, 'stir np your men and
twenty athletic figures were on their feet in
a moment. 'Indian filq, march and away
they all sprung with the quick and yet light
and stealthy step ef the woodsman. They
reached the enemy' linsr crawled up so
close, to the pickets of the Hessians as to in
hale, tbe odor of their pipes; discovered by
the newly-turned earth the -position of the
redoubts, and by the numerous tents that
dotted the field for many a rood around,
and showed dimly, amid the light haze, the
encampment of the British and German
reinforcements',' and, in short, performed
their perilous duty without the slightest
discovery, and pleased with themselves
and the success of their enterprise, prepar
ed to retire, just as a chanticleer from a
neighboring farm-house was 'bidding salu
tation to the mom,' v '
The adventurous party reached a small
eminence at some distance from the British
camp, and commanding an extensive pros
pect over the adjacent country. Here
Morgan halted to give his men a little rest,
before taking np his line of. march for the
American outposts. . Scarcely had they
thrown themselves upon the grass, when
they perceived issuing from the enemy's
advanced pickets a bodv of, horse, com
manded by an officer, and proceeding along
the road that led directly by the spot where
the riflemen bad halted.' Ko spot could be
better chosen for an ambuscade, for there
were rocks and ravines, and also scrubby
oaks, that grew thickly on the eminence
by which theroad which we have just men
tioned passed, at not exceeding a hundred
yards. , 'J.. :: .
'Down, boys, down, cried Morgan, as
the horses approached ;nor did the clansmen
of the Black Roderick disappear more
promptly amid their native , heather than
did Morgan's woodsmen, in the present in
stance, each to his tree or rock, 'Lie close
there, my lads, till we see what these fel
lows are about' - . r
Meantime the horsemen had gained the
height, and the officer, drooping the rein on
the charger's neck, with spy-glass recon
noitred the American lines.. The troops
losed up their files, and were either
caressing the noble animals they rode ad
justing their equipments . or gazing upon
the surrounding scenery, now rast briglit
enini in the beams of a rising sun.
Morgan looked at Long, and Long at his
superior, while the nUoruen, with panting
chests and sparkling eyes, were only wait-
insr some signal from their officers 'to let
the ruin fly.' 1
At length the martial ardor of Morgan
overcame lib prudence and sense of mili
tary subordination, forgetful ot conse
quences, reckless of everything but his en
emy,, now within his grasrv he waved his
hand,- and lottdand sharprang the report of,
tbeic rifles amied the surrounding echoes.
At point blank distance, the certain end
deadly aim of the Hunting Shirts of the
Revolutionary army is too well known to
history to need remark at this time of day.
In the instance we have recorded, the effect
of the fire of the riflemen was tremendous.
Of the horsemen, some had fallen to rise no
more, while their liberated chargers rushed
wildly over the adjoining plain, others,
wounded, bntentangled with their stirrnps,
were dragged by. the infuriated animals
expiringly along, while the very few who
were unscathed spurred bard to regain the
shelter of the British lines.
While the Smoke yet canppied the scene
of slaughter, and the picturesque forms of
the woodsmen appeared among the foliage,
as they were . re-loading :their pieces, the
colossal figure of Morgan stood apart. He
seemed the very genius of war, and gloom
ily he contemplated the havoc his order had
made. . He spoke not, but looked as one
absorbed in the intensity of thought. The
martial shout with' which he was wont to
cheer his comrades in the hour of combat,
was hushed; the shell from which he had
blown full many a note of battle and of
triumph on the field of Saratoga, hung by
his side; no order was . given to spoil the
slain, the arms and equipments, for which
there Was always a bounty from Congress,
the shirts of which there was such a need
at that, the sorest period of our country's
privation, all, all were abandoned, as
with an abstracted air and a voice strug
gling for utterance, Morgan, suddenly
turning to his captain, exclaimed 'Long,
to the camp, to the Camp.' The favorite
captain obeyed, the riflemen with trailed
arms fell into file, and Long and his party
soon disappeared, but not before the hardy
fellows had exchanged opinions on the
strange termination of the late affair. . And
they agreed, num. con,, that their colonel
Was tricked, (conjured,) for assuredly af
ter such a nre as they had given the enemy,
such an emptying of. saddles and scatter
ing of the troopers, he would not have or
dered his poorrifle boys from the field with
out so much as a few shirts or pair of stock
ings being divided among" them. Vies,
said a tall, lean and swarthy looking feMw,
an Indian hunter from the frontier, as he
carefully placed his moccasined feet in the
e .J .Ti al 1 a - . w
footprints oi me me-ieaaer, 'yes, my iaas,
it stands to reason, our colonel 11 tricked.'
Morgan followed slowly on the trail of
his men. The full force of his military
guilt had rushed upon bis mind, even be
fore the report of his rifles had ceased to
echo in the neighboring forests. lie be
I came more
came more convinced of the enormity of
as, with dull and measured
strides, he pursued his solitary way, and
thus soliloquized: --
Well, Daniel Morgan, you bave done
for yourself. Broke, sir, to a oertainty.
Tou may go borne, sir, to the plough; your
sword will be of no further use to you.
Broken, sir nothing can save you; and
there is the end of Col. Morgan; Fool,
fool by a single act of, madness,- thus to
destroy tha earnings of so many a hard
fought battle. Tou are broken; sir, and
thera is an end of Col.-' Morgan.:
' To disturb his reverie, .; there suddenly
appeared at full speed the aidde-camp.thej
Mercury oi the Held, Who, reining up, ac
costed the - Colonel with, ?I 'ant ordered,
Col. Morgan, r to asoertaia whether- the fir
ing just now heard "proceeded from, your
LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1851
did, sir doggedly replied Mor-
gn- . . , - . . .
I ben, (Jol.Morgsn,' continued the aid,
I am further ordered to require of vou
your immediate attendance upon His Ex-
.I, i - if
ceuency, wno is laatapproscning.
Morgan bowed, and the aid, wheeling
his charger, galloped back to rejoin . the
The gleams of the morning sun, shining
upon the ' sabres of the horse guard, an
nounced the arrival ef the dred cctnmand-
er-r-that being wheinsnired with a degree
ofaw$ every one who approached him.
with a stern, yet. aignihed , composure,
Wellington addressed the military culprit:
'Can it be-possible, CoT. Morgan,- that
my aid-de-camp, has informed me aright?
Can it be possible,-aHerthe .orders, you re
ceived last evening, .that the firing we have
heard proceeded from ypur detachment?
Surelyj-eir; my orders were-so explicit as
not' to be eastiy muunderate)di,''
'Morgan .was fcrsve;4Hit4iha been often,
and justly) too, bbserve4 tAmtmtm was
never born of woman who pould approach
the great Washington and not feel a degree
of awe and veneration from his presence.
Morgsn quailed for a moment before the
stern yet just dis-pleasure of his Chief, till,
arousing all his energietfor the effort, he
uncovered and replied:
. . 'Your Excellency's orders wore perfect?
ly understood: and, agreeably to the same,
I proceeded with the select party to re
connoitre the enerov's lines by niglit ' We
succeeded, even beyond our expectations,.
and 1 was .returning, to .headquarters to
make my report, when, having halted a
few minutes to rest the men, we discover
ed a party of horse comi ng out from the
enemy's lines: They came np immediate
ly to the spot where wo lay concealed by
the .bushwood. There they halted, and
gathered together like a flock of partridges,
affording me so tempting an opportunity of
antioying my enemy; and may it please
your Excellency, flesh and blood could not
refrain.' . .... . .
At this rough, yet frank, bold and man
ly explanation, a smile, was observed to pass
over the General's suit. .The Chief re
mained unmoved; when, waving his hand,
he .continued: 'Colonel Morgan, you will
retire to ypw quarters, there to await fur
ther orders.' . '
Arrived at his quarters, Morgan "threw
himself upon . his bard couch, and gave
himself up to reflections upon the events
which had so lately and rapidly succeeded
each other. . lie was aware he had sinned
against all hopes of forgiveness. Within
twenty-four hours he had fallen from tlio
command of a regiment, and being a spe
cial favorite with his General, io be, what?
a disgraced and broken soldier. . Con
demned to retiro from tha scones of glory,
the darling passion of his heart forever
to abandon the 'fair fields of fighting men,'.
and in. ohviurity.to.J4j-ag--oui.Uie rmnaut.
of a wretched existence neglected and for
gotten, and then His rank, ao hardly and so
nobly won, with all bis 'blushing honors
acquired in the march across the frozen
wilderness of the Kennebec;, the storming
of the Lower Town, and the gallant and
i i .
glorious comoai ai oaratoga.
1 he hours dragged gloomily away, and
ight came, and with it no rest for the
troubled spirit of poor Morgan. The drums
and fifes merrily sounded the ' soldier's
dawn, and the sun arose,' giving 'promise
of a goodly day.' And to. many within 'the
circuit of this widely extended camp, did
his genial bCanr give hope, and joy, and
gladness, while it cheered not with a sin
gle ray the despairing ! Leader . of the
About ten o clock, the Orderly on duty
reported the arrival of an" officer of tlffe
staff from headquarters, and Lieutenant
Colonel Hamilton, the favorite aid of the
Commander-in-Chief, entered 'the marque.
Be seated, sir,' said Morgan; '1 know
that lata arrested; 'tis a matter'of course.
Well, there is my Sword; but surely His
Excellency honors me indeed, in these last
moments of niy. military existence, when
he sends for my sword by his favorite aid
and my most esteemed friend. - Ah, my
dear Hamilton, if you knew what I have
suffered since the acoursed horse came out
to tempt me to my ruin. . .
Hamilton, about. Whose strikingly in
telligent countenance there always Hiked a
playtul smile, now observed-t-'Ol. Morgan,
His Excellency has ordered me to '
"I know it,' interrupted Morgan, 'to bid
me prepare for trial: but pshaw, why a
trial j Guilty. sir, guilty, past all doubt.
, ,1 , .WVIIWUIJ UIUIOVK, fU. Ht.yu
my service might plead nonsense a
gainst the disobedience of a positive order;
no, no, it 8 all over with me. Hamilton,
there is an end to your old friend, Col
Morgan.' . . .
The agonized spirit of the hero then
mounted to a pitch of enthusiasm, as he ex
claimed 'But my country will . remember
my services, and the British and . the Hes
sians will .remember mej for, though I may
be Tar artsy, my - brave - comrades' will do
their Juty; and Morgan's Riflemen will be,
as they always have been, a terror ito the
The noble, the generous sould Hamilton
could no longer bear to witness the .-strug
gles of the brave umortnnate; be called out,
Hear me, my dear Colonel; only promise
to hear me for one moment, and I will tell
'Go on, sir,' interrupted Morgan, des
pairingly, 'go on. -.
1 uen continued tne aid-oe-camp, 'you
must know that the commanders of regi
ments dine with His Excellency to-day.'
'What of that? again interrupted Mor
gan; 'What has that to do with me a pris
oner and ...
'No, no,' exclaimed Hamilton; "'no pris
oner a once effending,. but ' now a for
given soldier; my orders are to mvite you
to dine with His Excellency to-day at three
o'clock preoTsely; yes, my brave and good
friend, Col. Morgan, you still are and like
ly long to be the. valued and tamed Ajom
mander of the Regiment.'" -
Mortran sprang from his carap-bed.npon
which he was sitting, and seising the hand
of the great little man in hisgiant grasp,
wrung and wrung it, tilL the 'aid-de-oamp
literaffy struggled ' to get free; "then ex
claimed:0 'Am I morjstjnses?, but-Lhric-w
you, Hamilton! yon fere too noble a fellow
to sport with the feelings of an old brother
soldier.' ' 1 1 . ' ' ' "
Hamilton assured hi friend that all was
true, and gaily Uwng his. hand, as. he
mounted his ,hore, bidding - the now de
lighted ("oloritl remember three o'clock,
and be careftd not to disobey the second
time, galloped to head-quarters.
Morgan entered the pavilion of the Com
mander-in-Chief, as jt ..was filling with of
ficers, all of whom, after Paying their re
spects to tli General, hied off to give a
cordial squeeze of- ttfc-ltand to the Com
mander of the IvUTe Keiment, and to whis
per in his ear word of congratulation.
The cloth removed, Washington bid his
guests fill their glasses, and gave his only,
his unwavering toast o( the days of trial,
the toasts of the" eivening of his 'time-honored'
life am'd the shadesofMount Vernon
'All our Friendt.' Xhen, with his uaual
old-fashioned politeness, he drank to each
guest by namav When he came to 'Col.
MoTgarl, your -giod ht-aWi,'s1r,(1i thrill ran
through the manly frame of the - Gratified
and-again favorite soldier, while every eye
in the pavilion wasHurhed on him.'. At an
early , hour the company broke up, and
Morgan had a perfect escort of officers ac
companying him to his quarters, all anx
ious to congratulate him upon' his -happy
restoration to rank and favor, all pleased
to assure him of their esteem for his per
son, and services.,' ; , , . . v . -
" Trig Beggar -'nd thx CbKORESsirAir..
On Friday last a lady beggar gained-admittance
to the rotunda of the.Capitol, not
withstanding the watchfulness .of, the offi
cers, who assiduously-endeavor 'to keep
medicanls from annoying persons engaged
in government. Huties. Among others
whom she approached for aid was a mem
ber of Congress, although not knowing of
his being such, to whom she told arduous
tala'of distress. " ' '" '- '-
She was,' she "'said, five hundred miles a-
way froirl bomq, without the means to get
there, her husband Was sick, herchildren
wore in iwant of food, rtc. ; .. -
"Indeed, madam," replied the member
desiring to get rid of her importunities "I
am in a worse predicament. . I am nine
hundred miles away from home,, haven't a
red cent, and expect every moment to be
rrested tor board, and to be Confined in
prison on accoutof difficulties I have got
mto. lue honorable wiped away a -tear
and others were falling dowu the cheeks of
the woman. . "
"Indeed, my good woman," resumed he,
'I have had nothing to eat for a week. I
feel like hanging myself, I am in such .dis
ller heart was melted. She drew out
her purse, and having compassion on the
poor fellow, took ut from .the well-tilled
pocket companions sijrer half-dollar, and
jave hjq. inn-pooripan. ..... .
Ah! said to,""niay XJou bless vou,
madam. This piece of money may' save
my life, and I'D soon pay yon the umount
with interest. -The lady went on her way
begging and thq member went on his way
laughing, each, however "under very .dif
ferent feelings as to the amusing matter,
ho feeling quite strange "at having proved
the best beggar, of the two. Waahimjtan
tar. . ., - . .
Inalienable Rights of Americans.
The following are. not enumerated in the
Declaration of Independence:
To know any trade or business without ap
prenticeship or experience.
To marry without regard to fortune, state
of health, position or opinion of parents or
To have a wife- and.children dependent
on the contingencies of business, and, in
caso of sudden death, leave them wholly
unprovided for. .
To put off upon hireling strangors the lit
erary, moral, and religious education oi
To teach children no good trade, hoping
they, will have, when grown up,- wit
enough to live on the industry ot other
people. . - .
To enjoy the general sympathy, when
made bankrupt by rockless spcculatiau.
ni -l . .- :r . -dMr,
To hold office without being competent
to discharge its duties.. - '
To build houses with nine and six-men
walls, and go to the funerals of the tenants,
firemen, and others, killed by .their fall,
weeping over the mysterious dispensation
To build up cities and towns without
narks, and call pestilence a visitation of
. - , .
To license rum-selling, and deplore the in
crease of crime. '
The StkAw Crmsit is one of the most
important implements on a farm, during a
winter ot ' a scarcity ot lood lor caiije.
Good hay will go near twice as far when
chopped in a cutter, as it will feed loose.
Besides, .with a good cutter lii the barn.and
S proper application of leisure hours,, and
rainy aays, a vhmujuuhiiiy uievrnw, hums,
stalks and all sorts of coarse forage, may be
reduced to a condition that, with a slight
additonofbranor meal, will 'make bottet
food than hay. A cow may be kept to her
milk all the winter by cutting up shucs ana
packing a layer of them in the bottom of a
cask, then sprinkling. wUh. meal, shorts or
bran, and so on until tho cask is full; every
few layers apply boiling water with a little
salt.' Fermentation soon takes 'place, and
cows fed on them will improve in flesh and
quantity and quality of their milk. 4 hey
can be fed in no way cheaper.the main cost
being the cutter, and 'this will be more than
saved in one season. - '
A Bkmabkabui Colorkd Man. Sam'l
Williams, a colored man, haa one of the
' . ... a sr 1
finest farms in Washington county, mo.
The HagerstoVn Herald states that, at the
age of 38 he was a slave in Stafford coun
ty, Va., but subsequently purchased his
freedom, from his own earning . He Jhen
bound -himself to years of servitude until
he could purchase his.Wifo.. and children,
which he accomplished when he was SO
years of age. Now he Vwns s farm- worth
SlfJ.OOO,. and personal property amounting
to several thousand more, aliearned by his
own labor. , He is now 73 years of age. '
nceuauriaf at MaaVe para.
Those who have traveled.' need not be
told thai a majorily of landlords in this
democratic country adopt the practice of
measuring the purse of each guet whom
they rijceive, and of bestowing their civili
ties according to the estimate of the indi
v dual's means. Whoever registers his
name at a hotel, making the h;ant preten
sions to style and gontility, will find an in
ventory of his posst'aiyiig taken in the ac
tive brain of Boniface in less time than it
requires to wr'.to Lis address. Let a per
son make his appearance, whose pompous
and aldermarjic air and sleek spnearance
pronounce him 'solid,' and a wliol regi
ment of menials, from landlord to boots,
wait on J. is sU-ps, todo him service. Or a
f,.ll, yv, in n t Yaul.i,.nAl.ln A J
nu.i UinuiUliaUW UfC'S UIIU
dashing demeanor Wm-ak him 'fast.' and
roaky w speedily followed hv the whole
nouwfhoid trw-p, trom a clerk td
p, trom a clerk td a chara-
rmwovni- airxious to pwvptUste bis favor
rnd " But let man of
"wise ciiu ijumiuiv vAu?ruajn,ttiiu UDnsuiTi-
: I n a. . .
mg ucmcanor, enwr inmseir a? plain 'John
Smith.from the kedntry.' and when he calls
for a room, he will hardly fail to hear the
order. 'Show this gentleman to 610" al
ways up seven pairs of stairs, and on the
hack side", overlooking the stable and pig-
gejy- ' . ' .
In the city of II , in XeWIIamp-
shire, one of the leading hotels and a good
hrb-l it is,, too, as we w illingly testify is
ki-jit Ly , he .wouldn't like to see his
name iii print, and we will call him Mr,
Surface. Like most other men of his pro
fession, he 'measures the purse of each
stranger who comes to his house, and a-
wards him enkrtainnTent in keeping with j
the imagined extent of his 'pile.' The
portly rich man sit at the head of the fa
Me. The rusty poor man sits at the foot.
The man of fashion sleeps in No. 1 , at the
head of the first flight. The man of busi
ness or labor in the attic. And so, with
out acknowledging partiality, he yet makes
a wide .distinction among his patron9 in be
stowing of the politenesss and hospitality to
which all were equally entitled.
Not long since there stoppedatthishonse
a Strange, whose dress and manners be
spoke him frOm. the 'rural districts,' ap
parently a man . of intelligence and some
knowledge of citylife and . the world, but
of the rudest and: most unfashionable garb.
To conceal no part of the story; he wore a
faimer's frock. This garment denoted to
the observing eye of the host the insignifi
cance of his worldly position, and -he was
accordingly treated with great indifference
and lack. of attention. So dispiriting was
the coolness on all siJes manifested toward
him, that as the evening wore away he
thought fc e'lilrvvn his mind whll a glass of
brandy and water. There is no law for
bidding suuh oousolatiiius under such cir-
cunistauces, 'And waiurjghii opportunity, j
as a group oi iacnory agents anu men oi
capital retired , from tbfi, bar, where they
had been lounging, he -stepped up and or
dered a drink. Just as he had reached out
his hand to "receive the 'snifter' from the
bar-teudcr, the landlord approached him
hastily, and with an air of menace exclaim
'Vou can't have any liquor in this house,
sir. e don l Keep it tor such as you.
There's a cellar across the street. Go over
tkere and jet your brandy.'
the man in the frock took the rebun
meekly; relinquished his dram, and went
out. ' Hut if he liad need of a 'soother be
fore, he had now a double necessity. So
down he went into the cellar, which was
kept as an 'oyster saloon,' and demanded
of the denier in bivalves 'brandy and wa
ter.' The wary oystcrman, eyeing his custo
mer a monunt,' asked rudely,
'Whero do you stop?'
'Overto the M House,' replied the
'Then go over there and get your liquor.
Old Surface sends his guests over here to
drink, and then has us prosecuted for sel
ling. .We don't thank him for his custom.
You can't have anything here, sir.'
The discomfited stranger went out in
That night the poor man went to bed,
'dreadful dry,' and not a little sour. Nor
was his anger the least appeased by being
able to ' look from his elevated situation,
through the windowsrof the roof to the
peaceful heavens near him. He even inti
mated to the waiter who lighted him to bed,
that he thought the advantage of a cham
ber in such a position didn't repay the toil
of getting up toil.
Ilis slumbers we're by no means refresh
ing, and ho arose the next morning very
cross. His sensibilities had been sorely
wounded. All other affronts he could
have boi ne with patient endurane; but to
deny a man his 'barks'-, was the 6um of all
indignities, and an extreme of injustice
which irritated his temper and provoked
him to unforgiveness
He descended the first flight of stairs
just as the gong was sounding for break
fast. Laying asido his hat, Le stepped in
to the dining-room, and seated himself near
the head of the table. Scarcely had he
placed himself in the chair, when the land
lord touched him on tho shoulder, and di
rected him to a seat at theextreme foot of
the table, and at some distance from the
other guests. Ho. quietly removed to the
place pointed out and sat down in silence.
Not until all others had been servefl, did
tho waiters give the slightest attention to
his wants, and he was justly apprehensive
of wholly losing his breakfast. It was for
tunate that his usual excellent appetite had
been suddenly lost, else he might have buf
fered for lack of tho gratification.
After breakfast he remained a lew mo
ments in tho office, awaiting the entrance
of the landlord; and when tho room had
been filled with boarders and transient
guests of the house, he walked to the desk
and demanded his bill. " Without waiting
to learn the' amount of his indebtedness, he
thrust his hand carelesslv into his pocket
and threw down a 'thousand dollar bank
note. The toading landlord looked at it in
blank amazement. -'
If that isn't enousrh. here's another,!
said the man in the frooki as he laid down
another of the-samo denomintj'ipn.'; -
Thfl time-serving. 'publican was still
speet-kless with wonder.
'If those are not good, here are more
take your choice,' continued the etranper.
a he drew forth a roll and exhibited the
big urges.' 'I am able to pay for your
turioua, very extraordinary entertainment'
WhoareyouT gapped the embarrassed
Boniface, in bewilderment. ' tin heaven's
name, who are you, and Where did
'I am John Holland, of Vermont, where
I ratae stock for roy living., I never call
for brandy without mean to nav for it. I
always carry a fcw thousand in my pocket
for 'iociden'al expenses' and the man who
caleulates my worth by my clothes, reck
ons on a wrong basis.' ' - -
'Mr. Holland 1 excuse me, Mr. Hol
land really I have made a mistake. But
you are always welcome toyourbill, and
hereafter alwav welcome to my bouae with
out charge. What will yon have to drink,
Mr. Holland?' -..
'I never drink'with tie like of yon,' aaiJ
the indignant man in the frock," "and as for
your bou:e, I shall be sure to shun a place
where such condescension is shown to out
side show, andso little respect forroanhood
in coarse attire. God-bye to vou, old Sur
face.' John Holland entertains yet a' violent an
tipathy to the M -IIoue,and insists that
he had rntlier stop at a third-rate hotel and
be treated like a gentleman, than to patro
nize oneclaiming to be 'first clas,' where
he is 'measured by 'a sense tas today, and
treated like a boor.'
Eight in one thing becomes preliminary
t.YWarrla luV.t in orurrlliinr,' li. tr.ir(!.n
is not di-Uint from the feeling which tells
us that we should do harm to no man, to
that which tells us that we should do good
to all men.
The in'ellect was created not to receive
passively a few words, dates, and facts, but
I to be active for the acquitmion of truth.
Accordingly, education should labor to in
spire profound love of truth, and Wach the
progress of investigation.
r Of government, that of the mob is' moat
sanguinary, that of thT soldier the intex
pensive, and that of civilians the most vex
atious. It isas hard to tell where moderate drink
ing ends and drunkenness begins, as it is
to tell when a pig ceares to be a' pig and
becomes a hoif. '
All men need truth as thev need water: 1
if wise, they are as high ground where the
cprings ris.-,- ordinary men are the lower
grounds which their waieiS nourish.
The greater part of the goodness at any
time in the world, is the goodnts of com
mon character; the chief part of the good
work done, must be done by the multitude!
Know that if you have
friend, rod j
ought to visifehirn nften
x nc twit r- "Tumi
over with grass, the bushes quick! spread
over it it it l not constantly traveled.
When you shall contemplate necessity
struggling with modesty, endeavor to ob
lige in a way that shall meet with the wish
half way," and save the blush of request.
Miole years of joy glide unprceived a
way while sorrow counts the minntes as
they pass. '
A man's true wealth hereafter is tho
good he does in this world to his fellow
meu. Imprint the beauties of authors upon
your imaginations and their morals upon
your heart. . . -
Calumny, though raised upon nothing;
is too swift to be overtaken, and too volatile
to be impeded.
People become ill by Jrii.kiirg healths;
he who drinks the health of everybody,
drinks away his own.
Correction does much, but encourage
ment does more, Encouragement afier
censure is as the sun after a shower.
Men who arc apt to promise are not less
apt to forget.
No faitllistobeexpected from those who
will take a bribe.
One fault can never justify the commis
sion of another.
Punctuality begets confidence, and is the
sure path to honor and respect.
Questions of moment require deliberate
Reason governs the. wise and cudgels the
Speak well of your friend, of your enemy
The credit that's got by a lie, only lasts
till the truth comes out.
Utter not as true that which you cannot
as truth vouch for.
Vanity is the natural weakness of an am
When men speak ill of you, live so that
nobody will believe them.
Yeomen in leather doubtless may be of
more worth than lords in velvet robes. .
Faults committed in public should be
publicly reproved. . . ...
Jests should never be suffered to im
prove on good manners. ' -
Gaming, like quicksand, may swallow a
man up in a momeut.
He that has no religion for his pillow is
without a resting place.
True eloquence eonsists in saying all
that is necessary, and nothing more.
Whon misfortune comes pause, not to
weep but hasted to ihange. -
The heads fullest of brains are the most
liable to extravagance.
Choose your wife by your ears rather
than by your eyes.
Men who are the "fastest", to promise,
are the slowest to perform.
Ingratitude is s -sign of weakness. I
never knew a strong character ungrateful.
He that is prodigal of thanks is avarioioui
of gratitude. .''
When a wolf is fatigued even his tail is
heavy.' . .
He that seeks to ac gloriously, must not
act dextrously.' t '.- . "
1 When .you steal another mttn's hen, tie
your own by the leg. - -
Nna JDREA FT.
'1 1, nr. r.'.iiilaT.,,) )n hi,r1iet kill
Wt kit ri o'er tte aocrca ef De,
Art! rronUia s-jmn snai4r th:4
Kvj llnllttU uo lor aAtrea",
Vr'Saa If irr laid Btrdnwi n sletj,,
' Tier taoagtit on steady fitrat sea,
. IVkan, soft and liv.a viee a heard,
Sr.ylLj.w.rj.areapDa 1sore for Bt,''
Ska from hvr piflmr ireaflf r1td .
Hr head, to ak wUo Were mlht b,
. Aad sartan( aftd-biKr1araUailk
WlUiTteagBela and haUow e'a:
"6, Mar) dear, cold U mf da;
It Ilea beaeaUi a atonny aea;
Far, fLr from thee I li)-jj In dath;
So, Xirj, weep ao mors for me?
"Three storrafatiihu and stormy days
Wa totted upon lharairlnir mala:
And Ion e strove oar bark Ul tte.
Eat aU oar striTing was la Tain:
Eten thn, wh a horror chilled my blood,
My heart was filled with luTe for thee;
The atom Is paased, end 1 at rart;
So. Jf jry, ire-p no more or ro j
"C. mafdea dear, th; t!f prrpare j
We eooa, ahall aw', po that share - -Where
lore I free frmexloafct and ear,
. And iboa and 1 skill. part no morel".
erowaJ the cotlt, the soadowfiMi,
ffo mora ot Eaady could she tut;
Eat eft the paulng spirit aald,
"Swert Mary, wertp no more for mJt"
Beautiful Apjostrophe to the Bitm.
We would be pleawjd to know the author
of the following most eloquent apostrophe
to the Bible. It appears to be addressed
to young men. W e have seldom seen any
'Study now to be wise; anJ in all your
getting get understanding. An 1 espec
ially would I urge upon your heart-bound,
soul-wrapt attention that Book upon which
all feeling are concentrate, all opinions
which enlightens the judgment, whil it
enlists the sentiments, and soothes tha im
agination in songs upon the harp of thi
"sweet songster of Isra"l." The B.xjk'
which gives you a faiihful insight into
your heart, and consecrates it-3 cLarastcr ia
Pah atthekacn tooih" of fimocaa aever tourh."
Would you know the effect jof that BmU
upon youT heart? It purifies the thought
and sanctifies its jys; it nerves an l
strengthens it for th sorrows and mNhup
of life; and when these shallhavK endi.l
and tbetwi-lightof dea'h is -spreading i'
dew damp upon the wasting feaiures, it
breaks upon the last gWl throb the briIit
aad streaming light of Etern'i'y'a m .ni-.
ing. Oh! have you ever stood bV-iJ'.- -h-!
couch of a dying. saint, when
'A chaniri. of rritiiM.or exhaled smt:.'-.
He a-nve bin hand t. tUi te.n rf..ri r,
Audasaglad duld seekh' f fier iu.-.
Wei v home.
Then you have seen U, oonceterret i
fluence of this Book. Would 'you l.n .wr
its name? . It ia the Book of .books i:
author,' Godits theme. Heaven, Etr-rnity ,
The Bible! read It, search "it. Let it he
trrst npon-tbe'srrrre's ef Xour 1ibrar'r
first in the affections of your heftil. Search
the Scriptures, forin them" ye think ye
have eternal life, and they are they which
testify of me. Oh! if there ,Le rurjnmny
in the contemplation of Gd if there be
grandeur in tho display of Eternity if
there be anything ennobling and purifying
in the revelation of man's salvation, search
the Scriptures, for they are they which te s
tify of these things."" '
Education. Give child ren a sou nd nigr
al and literary education useful learning
for sails,' and integritv fr balbtst--sot theni
tl,a vf.a .,rl;f,i 1ml ll.,-tr VflV-
ago will be prosperous in the best sense of
A Lawver l'czzuj) A jncniLer oi
the bar says that some time ago, a rough f
customer, rather clwtit, cawo into his
office and began to state his. cne rather
"Sir, I have come to you for advi, c. '
I'm a busband-iu-lsw! 1
"A what? ' spoke up tl.a -Lamed" conn- i
"1 have never seen that d. lined ninuii:;
the domestio relations." ' ,
"Dont you know what a hnsbaivl in- !
law is? Sir, you're no lawyer! i ou'ro '
an ignoramus! I nm" a Imshaud-in-hiw,
but not in fact. Sir 'my wife's run off."
A Little Fellow ali'ii. live v cirsoid i
across a street, and in ir..s coui .,o r.t;i i
tween the fore legs of a hors, which wai
rapidly pasiug along. A umn who saw )
the occurrence, ran and sn'sicned tt,e Doy
supposmg lie was injured in mo aitrrr.pi. :
but the uov unnun, peruy ejacuiaiea,
Let -him keep his horse out of inv wav; :
what do I care?" -
A Jockev once sejlins a horse to a gsn- ;
tleman freqently observed with emphalii:
earnestness, that he was an "hon?6t eng."
After the purchase.the gentleman asked hint
what be meant by r.n honest nug. 'V. hy
sir," he replied '"''whenever I rodo him,
he always threatened to throw me, aud he j
certainly never deceived me."
'The San Francisco Sun is icr-poiiSiM ! ;
for the following: "We met a grammarian,
who had just made au nnpuecei-sful tour j
through the mines, conjugating, or raider i
cogitating thus! IVsitivo mine,' com- ;
paritivc miner, sripeihitivti mt'iw!"1 J
'An Old Pensioner got tipsy ai.d noisy,
wWi ft nerson iooulailv disposed fjuiz- 'i
zingly asked him what he did for a living,
and he said he "sucked the bottle pait ot
tho time, and tho U." S. Treasuiy tho
. It io an astonishing fact that a paiuiVr
with a pot of paint in each hand com
mands respect werevtr he es. The pe
destrians on the sidewalk iuvavibly niuk'i
way for him with the utmost celerity.
"What makes the bell ting, Iiuac, do
you know? Nobody's dcjidrTS--1"5 i""
I hone." "IfI mitbt'c if
Isaac, .rather slowly, "somei. I '
er's pulling at thtwope!" . ,,,',
Wtax do6es of wash-board are tow-i--- " I I
eomrdended : by phj-iriciacs for hvKes wbf
compla'm of dypcpa. Young- .tnen i
troubled in th naaie w.ty my bs cuvd by
a strong prepmation of wood-saw. . ; , ' l
Men of profound then ghta and esrnest"
minds are flfagreU (i'dvsntne with the !
.public. .-..:- ' : -