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Thursday Morning. Kov 3Q, 1851
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Dear Charles, be persuaded to weJ,
Fof a ecnslble follow Ilka you,
il't high lima to think of a bod,
And muffins and eoffoo fur twol
So have dona with your doubt and delaying
With a aoul ao adapted to mingle.
No wonder the ueigubora aro aaylng
'Tla aingular you should be tingle!
Don't say you havn't got time,
That business domaudsyour attention
Thero'a not the least reason nor rhyme
In the wisest excuso you can moutlon,
TJou'l tell me about "other flali,"
Vourduty la done when you buy 'era,
' And you never will relish the dish,
Unless you've a woman to fry 'om!
Don't listen to querulous storlss
By desperato damsels related,
Who sneer at connubial glories,
Because they've known couples nilsmated.
Such people, if thoy hadihoir ploaturo,
Bocauso silly bargains are tnude,
' Would diiom It a rational measure
To lay embargo on trader
Xou may dream poetical fumo,
But yout wishos may chance to miscarry,
Tho boat way of sending one's name
' - To posterity, Charles, it to inarrjl
And here I am willing to own,
Aflorsobarly thinking upon it,
J'd very much rather be known
By a beautiful ton than a sonnet!
To Procrastination bo deaf,
'' (A homily sent from above,)
The scouudrel's not only "the thisf
Of time," but of beauty and level .
' , 01 dolay not one moment to win .
' A priiethat is truly worth winning,
Collbacy, Charles, It a sin,
: Andsadly proliflcof sinning!
; ; Thon, Charles, bid your doubting good-'oy.
And dismiss all fantnstlc alarms,
J'U bo sworn you've a girl In your oya
Tie your duty to have In your annsl
' Some trim little inuidon of twenty,
A beautiful, azure-eyed elf,
With vlrtuos and gracos in plenty,
And no fulling bit loving yourself!
Don't search for an "angol" a minuto;
For granting you wlu In llio sequel,
The douce, ufter all, would bo in it,
With a union to very uucqual I
Tho angels, it must bo confessed,
In world are rathar uncommon;
, . v And allow ino, dear Charles, to suggest
Yuu'U bo better content with a woiuanl
I could furnish a bushal of roasont
For choosing a conjugal mate,
. '. It agroos with all climates and seasons,
And gives you a'Moublo ostute!"
To one's parent's 'lis (gratefully) duo,
Just think what atorrible thing
Twould lia.ro been, air, for me and for yo;t,
if ear's had forgottou the ring!
Thon thoro's tho economy clear,
By poetical algebra shown,
. If your wifo has a grief or a fear,
One half, by tho law, is your own!
And at to the Joys by division,
They're nearly quadrupled, 'tis said,
(Tuou;Ii I novor oould see the addition
Quito plain In tho item of bread.)
Enraombjr, I do not protond
There's any thing "porfact" about it,
But lliit I'll avor to tho end,
Llfo's vory Imporfpct without it!
'Tit not that thoro't "poetry" In It,
At, doubtless, thero may be to those
. , Endowed with a genius to win It,
, But I'll warrant ynu oxcellont prose!
Thon, Charles, bo persuaded to wed,
' , For a sensible fellow like you,
It's high time to thiuk of a bed,
And inuluns and collsofor two;
(jo have done with your doubt and dolaylng
, With a toul ao adapted to mlnglo,
. No wonder the neighbors aro saying
Tit singular you should live slnglo. .
i'j BEX FHANK LIY AND UOV. BURNET.
' Franklin had just returned from asssit-
ing'poor Collins to bed, when the captain
of the vessel which had brought him to N.
York, stoppad up and in a very respectful
, manner put a note into his hands. Frank
lin opened it not without considerable ngi-
. tation and read as follows:
"G. Burnet's complimonts awaits yonng
Mr. Franklin, and should bo glad of half
1 n hour's chat with him." "
"G. Burnet," said Ben, "who can that
- Why't is ihe Governor," repliod tho
" captain smiling. "I have just been to see
. him, with somo letters I brought for him
., from Boston. And when I told him what
- a world of books you have, he expressed a
, curiosity to see you, and begged I would
return with you to his palace."
Ben instantly set off with the captain
but not without a sigh as he cast a look at
poor Collin s bed room to think what an
honor that wretchod young man had lost
for the sake of two or three drinks of filthy
cror. ... ;v '
iue Uovernor s looks at the approacii ot
Ben, plainly showed a disappointment. He
' . had, it seems, expected considerable enter
tainment from Ben's conversation. But
.. his fresh and ruddy countenance showed
him so much younger than he had expect-
ed, that he gave up his promised entcrtain-
ment as a lost hope He received Ben
- hoWyer , with great, politeness, and took
him into an adjoining room which was his
i. ' library, consisting of a largo and well
. chosen collection. , ,
... i Seeing the pleasure which had sparkled
7' ill Ben's eyes, as he surveyed so many ele-
gnnt authors and thought of the rich stores
'"" of knowledrrfheyjBontainedJfheGtjver
Well, Mr. Franklin, I am told by tho
'captain here; that you have a iine collection
of books too.'
'Only a trunk full, sir!" said Ben.
'A trunk full, sir!' replied the governor,
'why, what use can you havo for bo many
books? Young people at your age, have
seldom read beyond the tenth chapter of
'I can boast,' said Ben, 'of having read
a great deal beyond that myselft but still I
should be sorry if I could not get a trunk
full to read every six months.
At this, the governor, regarding him
with a look of surprise said
You must then, thonq-h so young, be'
a scholar; perhaps a teacher of the lan-
'No, sir,' answered Ben, 'I know no lan
guage but my own..'
'What, not Latin nor tireeR.'
'No sir, not n word of either.'
'Why, dou't you think them necessa-
'1 don't sot myself up as a judge butl
should not suppose them necessary ?'
'All! well, 1 bhould like to l.ear your
Well, sir, I am not competent to invo
reasons that would sntisfy a genllcraan of
your learning, but the leiiowing are ino
reasons with which I satisfy myself: 1
look on language merely asaibitrary sounds
or character, whereby men communicato
their ideas to each other. JNow J. already
possess a language which is capable of con
veying more ideas than I shall ever acquire;
were it not wiser in mo to improve my
time in sense through that ouo language,
than waste it in getting mere sounds thro'
fifty languages, even if I could learn as
Here the governor pausid a moment,
though not wilhouta little red on his cheeks,
for having put Ben and chapter X of No5
hemiah so close together.. However, catch
ing a new idea ho took another start.
"Well, but my dear sir, you certainly
differ from tho learned world, which is.
you know, decidedly in favor of the lan
sniasres.' 1 would not wish wantonly to differ
fromc tho learned world,' said Bon, 'espe
cially when they maintain opinions which
seem to mo founded in truth. But when
this is not tho case, to difier from them I
have ever thought it my duty; and especial
ly since I studied Locke.'
Locke!' cried tho governor with sur
prise, 'you studiod Locke?'
Yes, sir, 1 studied Locke on the Uner-
standing three years ago, when I was thir
'You amaee me, sir. You. study Locke
on tho Understanding, at thirteen.
'Yes, sir, I did.'
'Well, and pray at' what collage did you
.itudy Locke at thirteen; for at Cambridge
College in old England, where I got my
education, they never allowed the senior
class to look at Locke till eighteen.'
'Why, sir, it was my misfortune never
to bo at a college, or even a grammar
school, except nine mouths when I was a
Here tho governor sprang from his seat,
and staring at Ben cried out
iNever at n college! Well, and where
and where did you get your education
At homo sir, ia a tallow-chandler's
'in a tallow-chandler's shop!' screamed
'Yes, sir, my father was a poor old tallow-chandler,
with sixteou childrcd, and I
tho youngest of all; at eight years of age
he put mo to school, but tin ding he could
not spare tho money from the rest of tho
childrcd to keep mo there, he took me
home to tho shop, where 1 assisted him by
twisting tho candle wicks and filling tho
moulds all day and at night 1 read by my
self.' Here the governor patted his hands to
gether, and (;ave a loud whistle, while his
eye-balls, wild with surprise, rolled about
in their sockets as if in amind to hop out.
'Impossible, young man!' ho exclaimed,
'impossible; you aro only sounding my. cre
dulity. I can never believe tho one half
of this.' Thcu turning to tho captain ho
said 'Captain, can this young man hero
be aiming at anything but to quiz mo?'
'No indeed, pleaso your excellency," re
plied the captain, 'Mr. Franklin is not quiz
zing you; ho is saying what is really true,
for I am acquainted with his father and
The governor then turning to Ben, said
more moderately 'Well, my dear wonder
ful boy, I ask your pardon for doubting
your word, and now pray tell me, for I feel
a stronger desire than everto hear your ob
jection to learning tho dead languages.'
'Why, sir, 1 object to it principally on
account of the shortness of human life.-
Taking them one with another, men do net
live abovo forty years Plutarch, indeed,
puts it at thirty-three. But say forty.'
Well, of this, full ten years aro lost in child
hood, before any boy thinks of a Latin
grammar; this brings the forty down to
thirty; Now, of such n moment as this to
spend five or six years in learning tho dead
languages, especially, when all the ' best
books in those languages are translated into
ours and, besides, wa already have more
books on every subject than such short
lived creatures can ever acquire seems
very preposterous. .
'Well, what aro you to do with their
greafpoets, Virgil and Homer, for exam
ple; I suppose you would not think of trans
lating Homer, out of his rich native Greek,
nto our poor, homespun English, would
'Why not, sir?'
'Why, I should as soon think of trans
planting a pine apple from Jamaica to Bos
'Well, sir, a skillful gardener, with his
hot-house, would give us nearly as fino a
pino apple as any in Jamaica. And so,
Mr. Popo, with his ' fino 'jmajrination, has
given us Homer in English, with mote Of
bis beauties than ordinary scholars would
find in him after forty years study of the
Ureek. . Ana .Besides sir, it Homer was
not translated, I am far from thinking it
would tw worth unendingfiyq ori,TB"w
I'm, for the critics tell us his beauties are
Yes, sir, and the naturalists tell us that
the beauties of the basilisk are inimitable,
'Tho basilisk, sir! Homer compared
with the basilisk! I really don't under
stand you, sir.'
'Why, I mean sir, that as tho basilisk
is more to be dreaded from tho beautiful
skin that covers its poison, so is Homer,
for tho bright colorinjrs he throws over bad
characters and passions. Now, as I don't
Hunk the beauties ot puctry aro compar
able to those of philanthropy, nor, a thou
sandth part so important to human happi
ness, I must confess, I dread Homer, es
pecially as the companion of youth. The
humane and gentle virtues are certainly
tho greatest charms and sweeteners of life.
And I suppose, sir, you would hardly
think of sondinjr your son to Achilos to
I aorco he has too much rerenrre in
" es, sir, and when painted in the col
ors which Homer's glowing fancy lends,
what youth but must run the most inimi
net risk of catching a spark of bad fire
from such a blaze as he throws upon his
"Why this, though an uncommon view
of the subject, is, I confess, an ingenious
one, Mr. Franklin; but, surely, 'tis over
strainod." Not at all, sir; wc are told from author
ity, that it was the reading of Homer that
hrst put it into the head of Alexander the
Great to becomn a hero, and after him of
Charles XII. What millions of creatures
have been slaughtered by these two great
butchers, is not known; but still, probably
not a tytho of what have perished in duels,
between individuals, from pride and re
venge, nursed from reading Homer.
"Well, sir," replied tho Governor, "I
never heard the prince of bards treated in
this way before. You must certainly be
singular in your charges against Hom
"Ask your pardon, sir; I havo the honor
to think of Homer exactly as did the great
est philosopher of antiquity; I mean of Ho
mer to his republic. And yet rlato was a
Here tho Governor camo to a pause.
But perceiving Ben cast his eye on a splen
did copy of Pope, ho suddenly seized that
as a fine opportunity to turn the conversa
tion. So stepping up ho placed his hand
on his shoulder and in a very familiar man
'Well. Mr. Franklin, there is an author
that I am sure you will notquarrcl with; an
author that I think you will pronounce
"Why, sir," replied Ben, "I entertfin
a most exalted opinion of Pope; but still,
sir, I think he is not without his faults."
"It would puzzle you, I suspect, Mr.
Franklin, as keen a criiio as you are, to
point out one." -
"Well, sir,"' said Ben, hastily turning to
the place, "what do you thiuk of this fa
mous couplet of Pope's:
''Immodest words admit of no defense,
For want of decency Is want of souse.
"I sue no fault there."
"No indeed!" replied Ben; "why, now,
to my mind a man can ask no better ex
cuso, for anything ho does wrong than his
"Well sir, if I might presume to alter b
line in this great poet, 1 would doit in this
"linmodost words admit of Tmsdofjnco,
'That want of decency is want of sense."
Hero the Governor caught Ben in his
arms, as a delighted father would his son,
calling out at the same tirco to the cap
tain "How greatly I am obliged to yon, sir,
for bringing me to an acquaintance with
this charming youth! 0, what a delight
ful thing it would be for us to converse
with such a sprightly youth as him! But
tho worst of it is, most parents are blind to
tho true glory, and happiness of their chil
dren. Most parents never look higher for
their sons than too seo them delving like
muck-worms for money; or hopping a
bout like jay-birds in fine feathers. Hence,
their conversation is no bettor than froth or
Tho Governor shook hands with Ben,
begging thatlie would never come to New
York without coming to see him.
"A Well Ordered Home." ;
These words are a "home thrust" to
many in practical lessons of wisdom. Tho
rolatidns of husband and wifeparents and
children, and brothers and sisters, are all
embraced within their meaning. , To tho
husband, love, kindness, honesty, sincerity
and forbearanoo towards tho chosen part
ner of his life, are essential. To the wife,
a loving heart, a cheerful homo; "bright
fires instead of black stoves," smiles of
woloomo, devotion and obedience, mutual
forbearance, mutual interests, a cultivation
of mutual tastes, pursuits and studies, a
love of the beautiful ...and true. To par
ents, fixed rules of government for chil
dren, founded on justice and mercy, whoso
fruit is love, recognizing and strictly ob
serving tho rights of the. child, as scrupu
lously as they demand obedience; to culti
vate order and system in all things, and a
taste for the useful and the beautiful, in
stead of fyllies and frivolities all those aro
equally essential. Provido amusement for
children, if. you would keep them from
seeking it away irom home. Make the
house cheerful and happy and desirable, if
you would havo it irresistable to all the
members ot it. Discard the austerity and
cold stiffness of formality, but observe all
the true and genuine politeness of honesty
hearty humanity, which teaches us to "do
unto others, as we would that others
should do unto us," and "lovo one anoth
er." Such a home should ever christian
fimilv bo. Then the seeds of piety, hon
esty; uprightness, cheerfulness, and elevat
ed happiness, sown and nurtured in the
home, would spring up and grow and mul
tiply, as the different members of these
families radiate to all points of the com
pass like a halo of glory; and "peace on
About fifty years ago, in tho Western
part of the State of New, York.lived a lone
ly widow, named Mozher. Her husband
bad been dead many years; Leronly daugh
ter u-fl trrfiwri utl iinii mariiprl. livimr n
the distance of a mile or two from the fam -
And thus the old lady lived alone in her
house by day and night. Yet in her con
scious innocence and trust in Providence,
she felt safe and cheerful; did her work
quietly during the daylight, andat eventide
lay down and slept sweetly.
One morning, however, she awoko with
an extraordinary and unwanted gloom up
on her mind, which was impressed with
the apprehension that something strange jmate object instead of the Creator. So far
was about to happen, to her or hers, tjo frm being chargeable-with error, in cx
full was she of this thought that she could eluding this translationi'ths Committee de-
. --. .r i - .i-.t i .....
uod stay at iiom? mat uay, uul . must go
abroad to give vent to it, by unbosoming
herself to her fnend3, especially to her
daughter. With her she spent the greater
part of the day; and to her she several
times repeated tho recital of her apprehen
sions. Tho daughter as often repeated her
assurances that the good mother had never
dono injury to any person, and added, "I
cannot think any ono would hurt you, for
you have not an enemy in the world."
As the day was declining, Mrs. Mozher
sought her home, but expressed the same
feeling as' she life her daughter's house.
On tho way home sho called on a neigh
bor, who lived in the last house beforo she
reached her own. Il'.'ro she again made
known her continued apprehensions, which
had nearly ripened into fear, and from tho
lady of the mansion sho received answers
similar to thoso of her daughter:
"You havo harmed no one in your whole
lifetime, surely no ono will disturb or mo
lest you, go homo in quiet, and Rover
shall go with you. 'Here Rover,' said she
to a stout watch dog that lay on the floor,
'hero Rover; go homa with Mrs. Mozher
and take care of her."
Rover did a ho was told; the widow
went home, milked her cows, took care of
everything out of doors and went to bed as
usual. Rover had not left her for an inst.
When slie was fairly in bed, he laid him
self down upon the outside of tho bid; and
as the widow relied on his fidelity, and
perhaps chided herself for needless fear,
she fell asleep. Somo time in the night sho
awoke being startled, perhaps, by a slight
noise out-side the house. It was so light,
however, that she was not aware of being
startled at all, but heard, as soon as she a
woko, a sound liko tho raising of a window
near her bed, which was in a room on the
ground floor. The dog neither barked nor
moved. Next thero was another sound, as
if some one was in tho room and stepped
cautiously on the floor.'' Tho woman saw
nothing; but now for tho first time felt the
dog move, as he made a violent spring from
the bed; and at the same instant something
fell on the floor, sounding liko a heavy log.
Then followed other noises, like the paw
ing of tho dog's feet; but sooa all was still
again, and tho dog resumed his place on
the bed without having barked or growhd
This time the widow did not go to sleep
immediately, but lay awake wondering,
yet not deeming it best to get up. But at
last sho dropped asleep, and when sho a-'
woko the sun was shining. Sho hastily
steppol out of bed, and there lay tho body
of a man on tho floor, dead, with a largo
knife in his hand, which was even now cx
tandoJ. . Tho dog hal seizid him by tho
throat with the grasp tf death; and neither
man nor dog could utter a sound till all was
over. Tho man was the widow's son-in-law,
tho husband of her only daughter.
Ho coveted her little s'oro of wealth, her
houso, her cattle and her land. And insti
gated by this sordid imp.ttienco, ho could
not wait for tho decay of naturo to give her
property to him and his, as tho only heirs
apparent, but mado this stealthy visit to do
adeod of darkness in the gloom of night.
A fearful retribution awaited him
Tho widow's apprehensions communi
cated to her mind and impressed upon her
nerves, by what unseen power wo know
not, tho sympathy of the other woman who
loaned her do, and tho silent but certain
watch of tho nog himself, . formed a chain
of events which brought tho murdeier's
blood upon his own head, and which aro
difficult to be explaiued, without rcferenco
to that Providence or overruling power,
which numbors tho hairs of our heads,
watches tho sparrow's fall, and "shapes
our ends, roughen them as wo will.
ims is one of Uncle loby s stones; and
is derived, " as to all its facts, from a most
respcctablo Quaker family, whoso veracity
wo cannot doubt. Portsmouth Chronicle.
Whiskey md Newspapers.
A glass of whiskey is manufactured from
perhaps a dozen grains of mashed corn.the
value of which is too small to bo estimated.
A pint of this mixture' sells at retail for
one shilling,' and if of a good brand, it is
considered by its customers well worth the
money. It is drank oil in a minute or two
it fires tho brain rouses the passions
sharpens tho appetite deranges and weak
ens the physical system; it is gone and
swollen eyes, parched lips, and Bn aching
hoad are its lollowers. On the same side
board upon which this is served, lies a
newspaper, the new. White paper? of which
cost 3-4 of a cent the composition for the
whole edition costing lrom ten to fifteen
dollars per day. It is covered with a mill
ion of type, it brings intelligence from the
four quarters ot the globe it has in its
clearly printed columns all that is strantro
or new at home it tells you tho state of
the market gives accounts of the last o-
lopemcnt, the execution of thd last murder
and the latest steamboat explosion or
railroad disaster and yet for all this, the
newspaper costs less than tho glass of
grog, tho juice of a few grains of corn. It
is no loss strange man true, niau mere are
a largo portion of the communitiy who
think tho corn juicqjjheap and the newspa
per dear and the printer has hard work to
collect his dimes, when the liquor dealers
are paid cheerfully. Forest City. ,
A chord of love . mm throutjlvuh
F rom an alia article in the Albany reg
ister, wo extract the following argument,
justifying tho School Comra'uUo in Mitiw,
who decided that the Common Eible should
! bere:'ned and read in the schools
"The translation of the English Bible i
considered by Protestant!', in everything
material, truly and accurately rendered.
The contrary has not.anJ, we believe.can
not bo shown; but the translation of the
Donay Bible has many error. At pres
cnt it is only necessary to advert to two, in
order to vindicate the Committee; fo-wit,
tho subsiitution of pen -mce, in the place of
i jwn uiiit-e, anu me worship oi an mani-
serve me manxs oi an intelligent corcmu-
nuy. its inirouuction was calculated to
lead into dangerous erron, thnt numerous
class to be met with in our pnblic schools.
TheDouay translation is palpably crroncotR
in the following instances. In Luke, chap,
xiii, 4,5 Christ corrected the error, which
some entertained, that "the eighteen upon
whom the tower in Siloam fell, were sin
ners abovo all men who dwelt in Jerusa
lem, and tell them nay: butexr-ept ye re
pent, ye bIihII all likewise perish.
In the Douay translation of this ptSrage,
Christ is made to say, "except you do pen
ance, ye shall all do penance." In the
original Greek the verb is "mctanoete,"
which signifies repentance.as its appropri
ate meaning, and means, as explained by
lexicographers, a change of mind er pnr
po30, on subsequent reflection or experi
ence; it is an operation of the mind, CIPng
it with deep regret in view of the evil of
sin, and altogether di3tinct from what is
signified by the word
means infliction applied and suffered as an
expression of repentance. This may be ep
plied bodily or otherwise, thus placing re
pertanee toward God, one of the requisites
upon which salvation is promittJ, on erro
neous ground. The Scriptures nowhere
countenance the doctrine that penanca is a
ground of acceptance with God.
The exposition, without going farther,
justifies tho Committee in excluding the
Douay translation. Had they permitted its
introduction, their own espuliioc from an
office they were not qualified to discharge,
would havo been an act ofjustico.
There is another error in tho Douay
translation, which will be noticed. In He
brews, chap, xi, 21, it is said that "Jacob,
when dying, blessed both the sons of Jo
seph and worshiped, leaning on the top of his
statT." In the Greek the words are; "pro
te.kune&en, epi to akron tea rabJouautou."
The preposition epi moans on or upon; lit
erally, "upon the top of his statf;" tho
word "leaning," inserted by the translators
does not vary the sonse. Jacob might be
leaning on his staff, or supporting himself
with his handi on it; either way u imma
terial. The Douay translation .tenders this pas
sago thus: "Jacob adored tho top of his
stall'," that is, ho worshiped the top of his
staff; for to adore is to worship; and thus
converts the old patriarch, in his last mo
ment, into an idolater.
In all Biriousness wo ask is there a Greek
scholar anywhere willing to affirm thecor
rectness of the Douay translation? We be
lieve thero are none. The Committee de
serve commendation in rejecting this spu
rious translation of one of tho most inter
esting dvincf scenes recorded
in the Scrip-
The time has arrived when the arrogance
presented intheMaino ciso will 'receive,
and it deserves, a merited rebuke in this
community. It is evidently intended as an
entering wedge, and if not firmly resisted
and defeated, will ere long place our cher
ished religious and educational schools un
der tho control of Catholic influence, in its
nature hostile to tho republican institutions
of this country, under tho control of a for
eign despot, exercising absolute power in
all things spiritual over the souls and con
sciences pf his adherents, wherever dis
persed, while wo offer to tho Catholic all
the immunities of our freo institutions, and
discountenance any attempt to interfere
with his religious tenets, other than by ar
gument and friendly persuasives to aban
don what we deem to be his errors, let
him not attempt to break down institutions
by a Protestant community.
If it was not roa Hope tuk Heart
wvjuld Break. -Were it not for hope the
arm would fall powerless on tho strug
gling battle field of life, and the pure light
would fade outfrom tho weary eye. We
sit in the shade of the elm and watch tho
living ocean ebbingjby at every throb of
the heart a life wave rolls on the other
shore. The footman with his pack and
tho rich man with his steed, is urged cn
with tho hope of better things ahead. The
ragged child with his ba.-kct of bi-rii"s,
hopes for manhood and days ot bright r
sunlight for him. Tho old man, creeping
up the hill on Stall and Crutch, looks OU.
with hope for coming death, and rest be-
yond tho grave. ' The sun. has long since
faded from his sky. Tell him ho never
shall know the rest he seeks, and tears will
wet tho wrinkles on his withered checks
for his old frame is worn out, and helongR
to lay it aside, and bnve his staff and
crutch at the door of the grave.
Discord it Home. Thero Rro families
in whoso midst there is no music- S
Rrtnnrfl arfl rpvpr iimhi tWrn. fl p.iou.I l.lurl: -
er than funeral pall hangs over them in
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sullen tolds. Ange
nger and discontent crouch
on tho hearth flags; the mother cntinot
speak in love, nor the fathrr without curses.
0, tho horror of such desolation, the
chill that creeps over one to 6oe sister vic
ing with brother to mako homo unhappy.
Think of them sitting at the same table,
partaking of the same loaf with hatred in
their hearts. Who would dread a more aw
ful hell, than in that place wlfich should bo
holiest, and where in the guise of angels,
devils dwell. -' ; j . - ?
Discord at hornet Lot trouble, sorrow,
jtsMfteoraa-- but keerijorever that drearl
Ins Dane of tile Autumnal Lost res.
Borne by the restlesa winds along
Where tha sorrowful woodland ffrlavea,
niihsr and tliitlier a fsllliful Uirvsf,
Cpward tbtymocnt to tlie murky ti;,
lUWDward liity lonfo to ta: art!i t:!owj
5ow In a frMdy whirl they Br.
Tan In a madcap ebas (hey go.
Tiakllnr gaily, tbolrfaet aranca
Our the grate in IhO'igliUoss
And the matio to wbicb they cnt,
Earkl 'Us a dirge' melody.
, Onward me.-rlly u"l Uisy p.,
Tbr.iuijh the wood and over the wate,
T'.U th?y llnd Ir. th wintry snow,
ChMlyand dark tbelr lonely grara.
Lurno by Ih;t3mptsr- power along,
While kind Ileareo la pity gricv,
Giddily pass the human throng
Tboughtlesily as tb autumn bare.
Toward tbty mount in fuack-a high,
Donward ttuy plairga In pleasures Iow
X In tli j passions' whirl tbey fly,
- 'Ow In Ambition's chase they go.
Kcrrlly still their feet adranra
OTertaegreTeaia thoughtless g!i
And the music to which lh;y dance,
Hi!k: 'lis adirgtof melody.
Onward! giddily on they go,
Orer the earth and over the s?e,
Till tbey nod In the depth below,
Chilly and dark, their lonely g.-Tf
A Pretty Story.
Wuil, I think is likely; but don't tease
me any ra'jre. Your brother has married a
poor girl, one whom I forbade him to mar
ry, and I won't forgive him.if they starve
This spcich was addresed to a lovely
girl scarcely eighteen, beautiful as the lily
that hides itself beneath the dark waters.
She was parting the silvery locks on her
father's hih, handsome forehead. of which
her own was a miniature, and pleadin-r the
cause oi nor delinquent brother, who had
married in opposition to her fa-l.er'8 will
aid consequently been disinherited. Mr.
Wheatly was a rich old gentleman, a resi
dent of Boston. Ha was a fat good natured
6hl fellow, somewhat "iron to mirth and
wine, and sat in his arm chair from morn
ing until night, smoking his pipe and read
ing the newspapers. Sometime a story of
his own exploits in our revolutionary bat
tles filled up a passing hour. He had two
children, the disobedientson.and tho beau
tiful girl before spoken of. The fond girl
went on pleading:
'Dear father, do forgive him; you don't
know what a beautiful girl he has married,
'I think it's likelysaid the old man, 'but
don't tease me, and open the door a little,
this plaugy room smokes so.'
'Well, continued Ellen, 'won't yoa just
set her now she is so good, and the little
boy, he looks so innocent.
What did you say?' interrupted the
father; a boy! have I a grandchild? Why
Ellen, I never knew that before! but I think
it's likely. Well, -now give me my choc
colato, and then go to your music lesson.
Ellen left him. The old man's heart be
gan to relent. ,
'Well, 'he went on, 'Charles wa always
a good boy, a little wild or so at College,
but I indulged him; and he was always
good to his old father, for all, but he diso
beyed me by marrying this poor girl; yet
asmyold friend and fellow-soldier, Tom
Bonrier used to say, we must forgive. Poor
Tom! I would give all my old shoes I have
got, to know what ever become of him.
If I could but find him or one of his chil-
jdrcn! Heaven trrant they aro not sufferins?
waieri tiiuni but Know who tins gin
was that my Charles has married; but 1
have never inquired her name. I'll find
'I think it's likely, said the old man.
Ellen led into the room a beautiful boy,
about two years old. His curly hair and
rosy cheeks could not but make one lovo
Who is that?' said tho old man, wiping
'That that is Charles' boy,'. sRid
Ellen, throwing one cf her arms around ber
father's neck, while with the other she
placed the child on. his knee. The child
looked tendcilyup in his lace and limped
'Grandpa, what makes you cry so?
The old man clasped the child to his bo
som, kissed him again and again.' After
this emotion had a little subsided, he bade
the child tell his name.
Thomas Bonner Whoatly.'said the boy,
'I am named after grand-pa.'
'What do I hear?' said the old man,
Thomas Bonner your grandfather?'
'Yes,' lisped the boy, -and he lives with
ma at .'
'Get me ray cane,' said the old man, 'and
come Ellen; be quick, child.'
They started oil at a quick pace, which
! BOOn bronrrht them to
the poor, though
There he beheld
; neat lodgings of his son
his friend, Thomas Boht
ohner, seated . in one
; corner weRVing baskets, while his swarth
0j imbs showed how unable ho was to per
: rm l,isr,i.,.ss.irv tal.- His lnveW rinnrrh-
ter the wife of Charles was preparing
their frugal meal, and Charles was out
seeking employment- to support his needy
family.' ' ; .
'It is all my fault, sobbed the old man
as he embraced his friend, who was pet
rified with amasement.
Come, said Mr. Wheatly, 'come all of
you home with me, we will all live togoth-
1 er; there is plenty of
. for us all.'
room in my house
' tr .IvolT all tho
1 , Vila HUn ItnUlJJF FT TJ diiciii ma "
! i-xelaimod.fand father will lovo our little
Thomas so, and he'll bo your pet. won't:
Ay.'said the old man 'I think it's very
Economical. 'My lad,' said a traveler
to a littlo fellow, whom he met, clothed in
pants and small jacket, but withonta very
neccesary article of apparel, my lad, where
is your sbirtr, . ,
Mammy's washing it.' .
Have you no other?' . . w
No other!' exclaimed tho Urchin In sur
prise, 'would yoa want a boy to have a
thousand shirt??' ' ' ' .
Anecdote or Gsxe&al Pgtham. Among
I the worthier who figured during the aera
'of the American Revolution, perhaps there
I was none possessing more originality of
character than General Pu'nam, who wa
eccentric and farUM, blunt in hie man
Iners, the daring soldier, without the pol-
Uh of a gontltman. He might well be call
j ed the inrion of the north, ihourh he dis
liked diguif, probably from the tact of
hit lisping, which was very apt to over
throw any trii-kory be might have in view.
At the time a stronghold, called Horse
Xeck, omc miWs fi ora New York, was in
possession of tbe British, Putnam, with a
few tturdy patriot,wa lurking in its yioin
i.y, bent on driving them from the plucf.
Tired of lying in ambush, the men became
iropa'ierjt, and importuned thegoneral with
qnestionR, as to when they were going to
j have a bout with the fue. Une morning
l,a ro. u . t. .....i..t . ,v. rn
ingtffec', which convinced tbcm that tome
thing was in ;he wind:,,Fellors,you'vebetn
idle too lng, and so have I. I'm going
down to Bash' r.t Horse Keck, with an ox
Warn and a load of corn." If I should come
back, I will let you know the particulars.
If I thould not, let them have it, by the
He shortly afar mounted hie ox cart,
dressed a of (he commonest order of
Yankee farmers, and was soon at Bush'
tavern, which was in possession of the Brit
tish troops. ISo sooner did the offiocri
espy him, than they began to question hint
as to his where-abouts, and finding him
a complete simple, (as they thought,) tbey
began to quiz him and threatened to seize
the corn and fodder.
"How much do you ask for your whole
concern?" asked they.
"For mercy's sake, gentlemen," replied
the mock clodhopper, with the most deplo
rable look of entreaty, 'only let me off.and
you shall have my hull team and load for
nothing; and if that won't dew I'll give
yoa my Word I'll return to-morrow and
pay you heartily for your kindness and
"Well," said they, -'we'll take you at
your word; leave the team and provinder
with us, and we won't require any bail
for your appearance."
Putnam gave up the tesm, and saunter
ed about for an hoar or so, gaining all the
information, he wished, and then returned,
to his men and told them of the foe and
his plan of attack.
The morning came, and with it sailed
out the g.-tlUnt band. The British were
bandied with rough hands, and when tbey
surrendered to general Putnam, the clod
hopper, he sarcastically replied; "Gentle
men, I have kept my word. I told you I
would call and pay you for your kindness
Docstich Abroad Again.
Doesticks has determined to try his for
tune in the Patent Medicine lino. Hear
Emulous of the deathly notoriety which
has been acquired by the medicine wor
thies just mentioned, also resolved to
achieve a name and a fortune in the same
reputable and honest manner. Bought a
gallon of tar, a cake of beeswax, and a
firkin of lard, and in twenty-four hours
I presented to the world the first batch of
'Lotsticki' Patent, Self '-Acting Four
Hone Power Ualeam," designed to euro
all diseases cf mind, body or estate, to
give strength to the weak, mcney to tho
poor, bread and butter to the hungry.
boots to the barefoot, decency to the black
guards, and common pecse to the know
nothings. It acts physically, morally,
mentally, pschyculogically, physiologic
ally and geugically, and is intended to
make our sublunary sphere a blissful para
dise, to which Heaven itself shall be but a
Here is a letter from an Oregon farmer,
certifying to some of the virtues of the
wonderful Baltom ;
Dear Sir The land composing my
farm has hitherto been so poor that a
Scotchman couldn't get his living off it,
and so stony that we had to slice our pota
toes tnd plant them edgeways; but bear
ing of your balsam, I put (some on tho
corner of a ten acre lot, surrounded by a
rail fence, and in the morning I found tho
rocks had entirely disappeared a neat
stone wall encircled the field, and the rails
were tslit into ovenwood and piled up
symmetrically in my back yard. Put
half an ounce in tbe middle of a huckleber
ry swamp in two days it was cleared off.
planted with corn and potatoes, and a row
of peach treee in full bloom through the
middle. As an evidence of its tremendous
strength, 1 would state that it drew a strk-
mg likeness of my eldest daughter drew
my youngest boy out of a mill pond drew
a load of potatoes four miles to market, and
eventually drew a piiie of ninety-seven
dollars in the State lottery.
Expand iUg Tho Chest.
Thoi ; in wealthy circumstances or who
pursue sedentary employment within
doors, generally use their lungs very little,
breathe but very li'-ttle into the chest, and
thus, independently of position, contract
a wretchedly narrow, small ehest, and lay
the foundation for the loss of health and
beauty. All this can be perfectly obvia
ted by a little attention to the manner of
breathing. Recollect the lungs are like
a bladder in thtir consti notion, and can be
stretched open to double their ordinary
size, with perfect impunity from consump
tion. Tho agent, and tho only agent, re
quired, is the common air we breathe.sup-
i 1 l.
posing, however, mat no oosiacie exists.
" " Si"
tying itatound with stays, or tight dress,
or having shoulders lay upon it. On ris
ing in tho morning, . place yourself in art
erect posture; your chest thrown baek.oud
shoulders entirely off the chest; now in
hale or suck in all the air you can, so as to
fill tho chest to the Tory bottom of it, so.
' that no more can be got id; now hold roirr
breath and throw your armsett behind,
holding in your breath as long as yon please.
Done in a cool room ia much better, be
cause the air much . denser, and will aot
more powerfully in expanding the chest
Ereremme the cht in this manner, it wi!l