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Thursday Morning 'Pec. 1, 1881
TTE ABE GOyt'IJiO ' OLD.
We are growing old! how the thought will rtae,
When a glance Is back ward cast,
On aouie long remonibored apot Hint Hat
.; in the silence of the past; .
tt may be the ahrine of our earthly vows, ,
Or tho tomb of our early teara;
But It aecraa like k far off lale to us,
In the atormy tea of years.
Oh 1 wide and wild are the wavee that part
Our steps from its greenness now, ,
And we miaa the Joy of many a heart,
'. And the light of many a brow;
For deep o'er many a stately hark
Have the whelming billowa rolled '
That steered with us from that early mart, . j
Oh! frlendal we are growing Old.
Old In the dimness of the dnst '
Of our daily tolls and cares '
Old tn the wrecks of love and trust :
Which our burthened memory bears,
Each form hiay wear to tho passing gajo .
... Xnellooin of life's fresiioosa yet,
And beams may brighten our latter days -
Which tho morning neTor met 1 ......
But, obi the cliangos we bare soen, ;
i In tho far and winding way ' ' - ' .
"The graves on our paths that have grown green,
. And the locks thut huye grown grayl n..
.'The winter still on onr own may spnre ' ''
Iftie sublo or the gold; t:. , .
But wo -see It shows upon brighter hair, ......
And,'frtonds weare groutugold!
We hare gained the world's cold wisdom now,
We have learned in pnnse and fear; "
' 3ut whero are (lie living founts whoso Dow 1 '
Was a Joy of hearts to boar? ,
. Wo hare won the wealth of many clime,
' And the lore of ninny a pago;'
But where la the hope Uiutsnw In tluio
. lis uoundloss heritage .. .
Will it come again whon tho vloles wakes t.;
. .Aud Hie woods Ihelr youth rcnowJ I ,' ;.(
We have stood In the light of snnriy brakes, '
j ,' VViiere the bloom is Uowp and blue; ' . .
And our souls might Joy In spring time then,
Bnttlio Joys was faint and cold; ' '
' For Jt naver could givo ua tlie youth again- ,.
. ; Of hiiartsUiai are growing eldj -
..' '-JL" SoJciaa Appeal.
'' Wo copy tlio following from tli Council
Bluffs of Oct 31: ..
Last wtolt our saiiotUm was griiceJ with
a do2on tliiofa and braves of the Omitlia
ki.ktion. .. full, portly, and majestic, and as
straight as , tho forost oka,. whoso foliage
deck thb w.ildwood. Poor, felluwsl . tbey
looked ' sorrowful, though their piido for
bade th.oir. Stooping to recoivo "the pity for
their s:vagi and uncivilized condition, we
Woro disposed to bostow. . They said they
came to have a talk with us, and a half
broeJ. half-eduoatod boy undertook; to in
terpret for ui. "White Crow," an orator
chiof of six foet high, and coverod with
scars, addressed ns iu substance: "Friend,
we are now htile, very small. We were
once great, and feared not the Sioux, ,nor
Riiy other foe. We had abundance of game
and know no waul-. Wo wero content and
happy, and our. young men and . women
.sported On tho green grass under tho shade
of our own forests. : -.'.
'"Tho white man camo among Us. 'Ho
tfought tho fatal firo-water, and incurable
diseases.; ':.Mro believed the pale faces were
sent by the Greaf Spirit, and we listened to
thorn. -'My people have- loarnod all tho
b.Vl lhinjs of the whito mon.but could not
. nundorstand. the p-ood that they spoke of.
The" Great' Spirit became offended, and
killed-OUr people by great numbers. ' He
Bout oacenemiei upon us,' who also killed
vu,r kindred and .warriors. . Ho drove a
' way our flocks 6f 'gamo,"ano! noir "we are
nothing. Thoiwiod on' iba -prairie will al
mosS blow us Bway. ' Our horses are taken
from us; we .have nothing .Co eatjour hearts
fail us; fro, arc nien no longor.. Ouryoung
mon look toward the ground; they cannot
.'look ftp. v. What shall we do? ; We look o
ward on, white brothers for counsel; shall
VVwa bo. blirttedVuC and known no longer a-
jnong.onr .red brethren?
Tho Great Spirit whispers, not that we
nyist do as tlie jbale faces; plant moro cpm
dralse cattle.Rn'd makd what wo need to use.
;pu lands are sold to the Great Fntlicr.
" We beliavathat he' will bo kind to his red
,'cliil d'rdn, and tpacli theia,: all usofil things,
J.njkd be patient with out young men; they
re childeen twd know nothing, , We ask
tSa Great Spirit to keep tho hre-water tt
li Way from our' young ' men, . .The white
?jii)an gives him tho, bad drink,1, and thea
'tkes his horseV gnn, and blanket. Then
Jie has nothingfl. Brother, ljFill ypu risk the
I'Great Father to'-watch th white children.
We want-the things he has promised us,
I and then" wa loayQ oar pleasant homos and
our father's crraves." The old man wept
, and wasj-silent.. . .. , , K .. -. . . . .. . ,
t'Z ' '" I' ' tH .' ' 1 ! : ' I
A Poor" "WoStah's Gratitude. John
Gough' in one of his orations before a
.', Dnttish audionce related the following inci
. ddnt.: 'We' doubt whether froto any of the
m beautiful . and. costly gifts,, of which . Mr.
iGPtfghi has . been , made the reeeipient,
"'from admirers of his genius and philanthro
1 pyt and 6ne lias more deeply touched his
heart than the testimonial of the poor Edin
,burg' Vdmafi, JSaid he:( V'';' ; .. '.
"While, in !Ed,inburg', lately, a 'woman
'"wUu .twohildren called upon me and,
. .though' very, poor,' insisted , that I should
" ac'ceDt ftipresentof whiCos,hndkerchief,
n aavincf while you wipe the sweat from
y"onr brow, when you are speaking in this
cause,' let it remind you that you have
dried the tear's of my honso. .
l ite (jilutta Ktnilroad.
It seemed to me as though I had been
suddenly aroused from .. my - slumber. I
looked around and found myself in the
center of a gay crowd. The first sensation
I experienced was that of being borne a
long, with a peculiar motion. 1 lookod a
round and found that I was in a-long train
of cars which were gliding over a railway,
and seemed to be many miles in length,
It was composed of many enrs. Every
car, open at tho top, was tilled with men
and women,, all gaily dressed, all happy,
all laughing, talking and singing. The
peculiarly gentle motion of the cars inter
ested mo. There.Was no grating such as
we hear on the railroad. They move a
long with tho least jar or sound. This, I
8f y, interested me. I looked over the side,
and to my astonishment found the railroad
and cars mado of glass. The glass wheels
moved over the glass rails without the least
noise or oscillation. The soft gliding mo
tion produced a feeling of exquisit happi
ness. I was happy! It seemed as if eve
ry thing- was at rest within I was full of
While I was wondering over this cir
cumstance, a new sight attracted my gaze.
All alonr the road, within a loot of tho
track, were laid long lines of coffins on ci
ther side of the railroad, and every one
contained a corpse dressed for burial, with
ts cold white face turned upward to the
light. The sight filled me with horror; I
yelled in agony, but could make no sound.
The gay throng wlu were around me only
redoubled their sinking and laughter at
the sight of my agony,, and wo swept on,
gliding on with glass wheels over tho rail
road, every moment coming nearer, to the
bend of the road, far, far in the distances.
"Who are those?" I cried atlast, point
incr to the dead in the coffins. ,
"These are tho persons who.- niade the
trip before us," was tho reply of one oftho
gayest persons near me. -
'"What trip? I asked.
'Why,, tho trip wo are now making.
The trip on this glass railway," was the
answer. . . ... .
; "Why do they lie along the road, each
one in his colliiii 1 was answered with
a whisper and rt laugh which froze my
blood. .-. :
'They wero dashed to death nt tho end of
the railroad,' said the person whom I ad
dressed. ' "J .
'You know the railroad terminates nt an
abyss Which is without bottom or measure.
It is lined with pointed rocks. As each
car arrives at the end, it precipitates into
the abyss. Ihey are dashed to pieces a
gainst the rocks, nnd their bodies are
brought hero and placed in the coffins as
a warning to other passengers; but no'one
minds it, we are 60 happy on the glass rail
'I can never describe tho horror with
which those words inspired me. "'
'What is tho name of tho glass railroad?'
I asked.. .. . . ..... , . ...
The person - whom 1 asked, replied in
tho same strain; ' : .
.- 'It is very easy to get into the cars, but
very hard to get out. For, once in these
i-ars, everybody is delighted with the soft,
gliding motion. Tho cars moyo gently .
Yes, this is a railroad of habit, and with
glass wheels wo are whirled over a glass
railroad towards a fathomless abyss. In a
few moments we'll be there, and they'll
bring our bodies and put them in coQiusas
a warning to others; but no body will mind
;t, will tbey?'.. '...''
' 'I was choked wiih horror; I struggled
to breathe made frantic efforts to leap
trom tho carp, anil.in the struggle awoko.
I know it was onlv a dream, and yet, when
ever I thiuk of it, I can see that long train
of cars move gently over the glass railroad.
I oan see cars far ahead, as they are turn
ing tho bend of the road. I can seo the
(load in their coffins, clear and distinct, on
ciLhor side of the road, while tho laughing
and singing of tho gay and hRppy passen
gers resound m my cars, i only see tlie
cold faces of tho dead, with their diissy
eye uplifted, and their frozen hands upon
their shrouds. -,,
"'It was,' indeed, a horrible dream. ' A
long train of glass cars, gliding over a
glass railwsy, freighted with youth, beauty
and music, while on either hand are stretch
ed the victims of yesterday gliding over
the railway of, habit, towards the fathom
less abyss. -
. "Thorp was a mertat In Mutt dream.'
Reader are yoli addicted to any sinful
habit? Break it off ere you dash against
the rocks.' -Lijywrd. ' ..
. .' i .' r : V .'
; A Profitable Hint to Nhwlt-Mabri-xd
Tkusons. A bridogroom requested his'
wifo to accompany him into the garden a
day or two. after the wedding. IIo then
threw a line over the' roof of tho cottage.
Giving his wifo. one end of it, he retreated
to the other side and exclaimed,- "Pull the
line!"'.' ''Sho pulled at his request as far as
she could. He cried, "Pull it over."
"I can't," she ' roplied. . "Pull with all
your might!" shouted the whimsical hus
baud. But in vain were all the. efforts' of
tho bride to piill over the lino so long as
the husband held ott to ' the opposite end.
Biit when hp came round and they both
pulled nt one end it came over with great
ease. ' "There," said he, "you seo how
hard and ineffectually was our labor when
we pu.ll.od in opposition to each other, but
how easy and pleasant it is When we both
pulled together. . If we oppose each other, 1
it will bo hard Work; if we act together, it
will be ploasant to live. .. Let ,us, thorefore
always pull together," ' ... , f
i l.r . ' . . 1 r '.. " t
'. S3T.A Young man in this city, says the
Alexandria Sentinel, has been frequently
observed, , after dinner,' to take a. piece of
fresh mutton, cooked, weighing about two
pounds, and proceed to. the Potomip.,; ..Af
ter, ffoing .- through .sundry gesticulations,
with marks. and . orossos on his - breast, hd
throws it into the river. , We loam, he gives
as his reason for so doing; that he has been
informed from some source, that he is re
quired to minister to the wants of two souls
in the other world, wlio were probably
drowned., "In all other respects this young
jhan is entirely aaue',4 and.1 industrious, and
i works at the jeweler s trade WHU constancy
andattontion.;::?:-'';,;;',; V;" .
LANCASTER, OHIO,; tHUJDAt MORNING DECEMBER 7 1854
Thb IaiMont ALtrr of A ffkctio. Who
in the course of his lift, hath not boc-n so
bewitched, aud worshipped some idol or
another? Years after this passion hns been
dead and buried, along with a thousand
other worldly cares and ambitions, he who
felt it oan recall it out of its grave, and ad
mire, almost ns . fondly as lie did in his
youth, that lovely, queenly creature. I in
voke that beautiful spirit from tho shade,
and lovo her slill; or rather I should say,
sucla past isalwip.ys present to a man;such
a passion, once felt, forms a part of his
whole being, and cannot be separated from
it; it becomes a portion of the man of to
day, just as any faith or conviction the dis
covery of poetry, theawakening of religion,
ever afterwards influencing him; just ns
the wound I had at Blenheim, of which I
wear Jhe scar, hath become part of my
frame. and influenced mv wholu hod v nnv.
spirit, subsequently, though 'twas got and
healed forty years ago. Parting and for
getting! What faithful heart tan do these?
Ourfreat tllOUCrhtS. our o-ront nfTr-linna
o n p ,
tho truths of our life, never leave us.
Surely wo cannot separate them from our
consciousness. They shall follow it whith
ersoever that shall go; and become part of
their nature, divino and immortal. Thack
eray' Esmond. , , .
Address to Yoomo Students. "With
out your own. best exertions, the concern
of others for your welfare will be of little
avail; with them, you may fairly promise
yourself success. The writer of this ad
dress therefore recommends to you an
earnest co-operation with tho endeavors of
your ti-ienus to promote your improvement
and happiness. This co-operation, while
it secures your own progress, will afford
you the heartfelt satisfaction of knowinsr
that you aro cliorishingthe hopes and aug
menting the pleasures of those with, whom
you are oounected by the most endearing
ties. - i -
"Ho recommends to you, also, serious
and elevated views oftho studies in which
you must be engaged. Whatever may bo
your attainments, never allow yourselves!
iyj luoi, a.iuaiieu wiiii mure uiurai y nuquibi-
tions, nor with a selfish or contracted ap
plication of them.
' "Contemplating the dangers to which
you are exposed, tho dishonor which ac
companies talents misapplied, and a pourse
of indolence and folly, may you exert your
utmost endeavors to avoid theml luis is
tho morning of your life, in which pursuit
is ardent, and obstacles readily give way
iu vigor aim perseverence; emprace imf
favorablo season;, devote yourselves to the
acquision of knowledge and virtue."
Indian : Shrewdness. "I . am glad,"
said the Rev. Dr, Y., to tho Chief of the
Little Ottawas, . "that . you do not drink
whiskey; but it grieves me to find that
your people vse so much of it.,r "."
"Ah, yes," replied the ChLf, and he
fixed a jieiieti atiiig'nnd expressive eye "up
on the Dr., which communicated the re
proof before ho uttered it, 'we indians
vse a great deal of it, but wo do not make
Verily, these ruda children of the forest,
nt every turning, put our Christian civili
zation to shame! We no to tho 'heathen"
with tho Bible in ono hand and whiskey in
the other. This is much nkiu to the Brit
ish in the East, breaking open the door of
China with 'Bibles and 24-pounders! Some
people would dignify this, and call it
Hod a I'rovidence. It may be so; but
wo think it rather questionable. "f is a
queer method of conversion anyhow.take it
at best. . .
There is a resistless charm in a modest
demeanor, which is worth moro than all
tho arts with which designing women
seek to captivate the opposite 6ex. Mere
tricious attractions may chanco to please
to day; but native excellence, with the
simple setting of modesty, will delight to
morrow, and next day, and so on, without
interruption. Moreover, tho pleasure which
we derive from spurious or shallow charms
is almost certainly followed by disgust,
when ' we- come to sec, that we have been
imposed upon, It is not agreeable to us
to know or feel that we have been cheated.
The old paradox about "beauty unadorn
ed" has much truth in it, and ' is very
pointedly and prottily rendered in the fol
lowing epigram; ','; . ;
MAs lamps bnrn silent wltlinnconsotonsllght,..
. (So modest ease In boauty ahlncsmoro-brtghu
Unaitningcliarins.with force roslstless full
And sho who menus no mischief, do it e"
- A Lesson fob thb Girls. My protty
little dears you are no more fit for matri
mony than a pullet is to look after a family
of fourteen chickens. Tho truth is, my
dear girls, you Want-, - generally Bpeaking,
more liberty, and less fashionable restraint,
more kitchen, and , less parlor,' more leg
exercise, and less sofa, more making pud
dings, and less piano, moro irankness, and
less mock-modesty, moro breakfast, and
less bustle. I like the buxom, bright-eyed,
rosy-cheeked, full-breasted, bouncing lass,
who can darn stockings, . make her ' own
fi-ook8, mend trowers, command a regi
ment of pots and kettles, milk, the cows,
feed the pigs, chop tlie wood, and shoot a
wild duck as well as the DUchess-of Marl
borough, or the Queen of Spain; and'.be a
lady within the drawing-room. Mrt. El'
lit' Lectures,- ' .. . i'..!-s
- - r:., -y ' 1
Sinoino and tub Lungs. The eminent
J)t. Rush sayS that the exercise of the or
gans of the breast by singing, contributes
to defend them very much from those, dis
eases to which the climate and other caus
es expose them.. The Germans are seldom
afflicted with consumption; and spitting of
blood is almost unknown among them a
fact attributed by Dr. Rush, in part, to the
strength which their lung" acquire by ex'
ercising them so frequently in "vocal mu
sic' which constitutes an essential branch
of their education, from their earliest
'...' it a-A shrewd old gentleman' once" said
to his daughter, "Bo sure my dear that
you never marry a poor man; but remem
per the poorest man id the world is the one
that has money and nothing else. ' i
The tlraHtiful 8uici4t . .
Beautiful exceedingly w the . love of a
yonng girl Who lias sealed with her lips the
vow which ha given her heart to another.
There is no attribute or passion of man
half so pure or lender or holy, She ia in
one sense no longer nerscll since licr
thought and sentiment is- devoted to him
who calls her Ait oxen, How she diners to
him, how she delights in his smiles, and
then, how she trembles lest a passing shade
tliat may como over lum Detokans ill! And
if he bo sick; how tenderly the .' watches
over his pillow -ana tolaces him with her
gentle and angelic ministrations! .You
mi "lit as well think to uncoil from ria for
est trco, al aswoepof the hand, the strong
vine, wnicn.-wun iui purpie clusters, ham
twined itself around the trunk and every
branch as to rend or draw back to her the
love she so intrusltngly lavished upon him.
But let it chance, that though any whim or
caprice, he whom she idolizes, becomes in
the slightest degreeindiffercnt to her how
quickly the unsleeping eye of her heart
detects it! And yet she will not. whispr
her suspicions even lo a sister but retir
ing to the secrecy of her chamber, shed
burning and bitter tears at the thought of
his desertion from her. ' But if if the
mere suspicion of infidelity, or a determin
ation to slight her, becomes, through any
thing which she observes, cruel reality
and it, lurther, it chances that he who won
her love, hath betrayed and finally spurned
her oh, where is there in the wide world
a more desolate, heart-broken creature
than that confiding girl. Is it strange, ono
may ask, that in the terrible phrenzy or
whirl- of feeling which' ensues, reason
should lose its balance and the poor girl, in
utter despair, should look to death to the
grave and to the heaven beyond as alone
offering any hope of release from present
suffering. - . ' ..i :
No one need to bo told that the instances
are not few in which the love of a beauti
ful girl is sought and won, for a time re
turned, nnd finally spurned. - They who
thus treat a confiding woman are brutet .
brutes in everything but shape. ... They are
strangers to honor.to feeling and to virtue.
They never could appreciate tlie untold
wealth ota w?man s heart, nor be able to
say (if we may coin a verse) .
i Afleetins Koiutincc.
With the death of Dennis. Bryan, the
young man who died recently nt Morcau
from having his legs crushed by the cars,
is" connected an affecting bit of romance
which has been related lo us as follows: -After
his mangled limbs had been am
putated his mind aroused 1 to the terrible
consciousness that he must die, and he im
plored the bystanders to "send for his
Lucy."' "Where is she? I must' see her
before I die let me see her and I enn die
in peace.'' were his frequently ejacula
tions and entreaties.' His parents were
asked what he meant-1 if ho was married
to which they replied that he was not, and
that they knew nothing of the person lift
named as "Lucy." After his death it
camo to light that he had been married a
bout three months to a lady belonging to
one of the first families in Lansihburg.' His
wife's parents had opposed their marriage
on the ground of his lack of means; and
the consequence of this opposition wms, the
young couple were clandestinely united
and their marringe kept a profound secret.
Young 13ryan had placed all his earnings,
$550 in the hands of , his wife, it being
their intention when SGOOhad been ac
cumulated to publicly announce their mar
riage.. . But alas! the day on which they
intended to claim and expected to receive
the forgiveness of offended parents never
arrived. White i Ball Chronicle, Xov. 10.
Orlgiu of this word News.
Some lover of tie curiousin literature as
serts that the word "news" is not derived
from the 'adjective new, as many suppose.
Ho says that in former times to see on the
newspaper the initial letters of tho cardinal
points of tho compass, thus: ' -:
, ' ii.-i 8 . ;
Those letters were iutendod to iudicato that
the paper sontained intelligence from the
four quarters of the globe, but they came
to assume the form of the word news from
the term . which newspaper is derived.
This explanation is certainly ingenious; but
whether the true ono or not'we caunot un
dertako to say.' .: -:. ;', ; . ' .
Picture op LiFE.-In youth we seem to
bo climbing a hill, on-whose top ! eternal
sunshine appears to rest;.IIow ' eagerly
we pant to attain its summits! But when
we have attained it how different is the
prospect on the other side! We sigh as
we contemplate the dreary waste before us,
and look' back, with wistful eye upon the
flowerv nath wo havo passed," but may
never more retract.' Life is a-portentous
cloud, Fraught' with 1 thunder, storm and
rain; but religion, liko those streaming
.on. fci.niil.Ina "will I'Tothe it with lio-ht as
I U J BVo.ugiimv, J
with a garment, and fringe its, shadowy
skirts, with gold. ; ,' . ,' , .,. . .( ; i
I iiAVKrcad books enough, and observ
ed and convorsed enough of eminent and
splpndidly' cultivated minds-too, in Biy
tunc but, I assure yon; I have heard high
er sentiments from tho tips of poor unedu
cated men and women, 'when exerting the
cni'i-ir nf aovAre vet rmntlo' heroism under
difficulties and afflictions, or speaking their
simple thoughts as to circumstance :n mo
ut .f .;tn,lu nnd tiMrrhbors '-than lever
met without the paesof the Bible. Sin
.VTUTttt CTUI 1. . ,
i "Go where you will tho broad earth
bears tho beautiful; , it springs like hope
from sorrow over the ashes of tho deaA
Tt i;a nhstlinrs nnon the bosom of the moth-
er; it is with us, when we, opon our eyes in
fhn mnrmnir. ana 111 6 Curiam 01 DII7I11 aimis
its vision in our hearts. It springs liko the.
Anwar1 out of a haDDT thought " it floats
down like Elijah's mantle, ' and the nngels
fold it about us when we kneel atthe shrine
ofprayer;'" ' "
J Ah Arkansas Invention. '
OB, HOW TUB OKKEBAL "told". TUB EBJTGr'
b THB SCIENTIFIC AMERICA. '
Abmt the commenccmtnPof the present
decade we had tho honor of being one of
an illustrious trio w ho originated and con
trolled a Democratic newspaper, named
the Artanidie Trnveter, published at the
flourishing towq of Cam Jun.Ouachita.Co.,'
Ark. We num'x-red amonz our exohanir-
es the Scientific Avericas, valuabte.then
as now. Amonir our natrons in Camd. n
was ane General Tom Wood ward .ash
old gent, full of anecdotes, an inveterate
practical jok'-r, a prtd ju le of "rye"and,
m cap the climax df his convivial' accom
plishments, was great on tho "Arkansaw
iravcier, '(a celebrated dancinc tur.c wfth
a legend.) One sultry day in ti e summer
ofIO, the General waited into our print
ing onic, picKea up the dntnlijin Ameri
can , and commenced readinnr llm RJilor'n
"Notice to Inventors." in which he offered
his ten-ices in the obtaining of patterns for
nsciui inventions, c Alter reading it
through, the General requested pens and
paper. - The utationary was placed before
him, and in a few moments he had writ
ten his letter, sealed and superscribed it to
Munn k Co.,' New York, and our devil
was despatched to the post offi'je with it.
we "smelt a mice," but said nothinv
Tho nexttirae the SAent'Re Atnerirnn i-nmo
we eagerly opened it, and there, ui eo
nough, among the "notices to correspon
dents," was the following: '
"T- W. Camden, Ark. Musical inven
tions, if of real benefit, and not too costly,
generally prove lucrative to the inventor.-
We cannot inform you as to the practica
bility of obtaining a pattent.until you send
us a model, or an accurate description of
This paragraph we read to the General
the-next time we saw him; for our polite
ness in the matter, he permitted us to read
ins description of the wonderful instrument
previous to its being despatched to the Sc-
entjic American; it was as follows:
"Dear Sir: By your request I will as
briefly and clearly as I can, endeavor to
describe my new. musical invention. It
has very much the appearance, at first sight
of a case for a huge, double-action, harp;
from six to e'lghtinches square at the small-
erend, thence gradually expanding to four
feet square; one side perforated with auger
holes. Tho inner compartments of the in
strument are occupied by swine from the
four1 week's roaster at the little end, rang
ing gradually up to eight year old male
grun'.er-tho tails of all protruding through
tho betoro mentioned auger- holes, the
performer stands upon the outj-ido of the
instrument with a couple of blacksmith's
pinccr s in his hands; ho has thus full com
mand of the machine, and a practiced hand
can run the chromatic scale in a most bril
liant manner. . You will at onco perceive
thrtmy invention is a valu'ablo one, " com
bining immense volume of tone with an
almost unlimited power of expression, and
vast compass from the shrill soprano of
ll, !r..nri!n nrtrl-pr ilnun to tlio flrn'n.t-
dler base';," as Mrs. Partington, exposes
it, of his more aged ancestor tl as inclu -
dinrr ever so many octaves: . By prolong -
ing the pinch tho tones can be prolonged
indcfinitely.thus doing away with the JBo-
Iian lJolco Uiimpn.ifand otlierattaclimenU,
(including the sherifFs.) . I have not yet
decided whelhur to call my invention the
"Swinett" or the "pig-anna." Your ad
vice upon this subject, together with your
assistance in obtaining a patient ."accor
ding to Hoyle,"will be gratefully taken by,
1 Thos. Woodward.
Munn & Co., E.ls. Scientific American.
. Tho next week's America contained .
the following paragraph: ' j
"T. W. Camden, Ark. Your descrip-,
tion of the now musical invention has come
to hand. We think it pattentablc, and on
receipt oftho usual feo will endeavor to
obtain the desired patent. e,have no
doubt, but lhat you can make the invention
'pay, as it tills a desideratum which must
have, been long felt in tho refined locality
of Arkansas, If the aged swino which forms
(he dask of your "Piganna," should, acci
dentally, not be procurable," wo would rec
ommend the inventor to fill his place; indeed
We know of no ono more' admirably adap
ted by nature and education to the position'
for in the whole course ot our editorial ex
perience we were never bothered with tho
luoubrttions of a more unmitigated borb."
. '.The last shot prostrated lh general; he
treated all hands to water-mellons to kep
the joke to ourselves. ywuntom ( I U) Her.'
' JfSTThe wags are having ' their' sport
over the elections. - '-Boston is full of puns
and plays, and Albany responds.' :
. r J .
Confab. "What is the news-
irom Aias -
sachusetts?" ' - ' "
' .'From where? -' ' '
From Ma8sachnseUs. "
' !'Don't know -any such Stato.'
"Don't know -MatisaxhuistUs!'. ;
'No, sir-r-- ' ! ' ' - - .
'Never heard of such a State? ;
' 'Where have' you lived shi'eo yoii 'were
bom?'" "-' ' ' '' ''- ' "
.'Iu the United. States.' .. ;
'And never heard of the Old Bay State?'
'Oh, yes! 1 have heard of the .Old Bay.'
'Wall!-ain't that Massachusetts?' '
'It used to'be, but it ain't now.' i
'Ain't now? . What on oarth "ia.it ihen.'.S gir.t so compieiciy s.eepeu ... j.y
...They've seen Sam over.. tberc-don'L
von think ther have?.' , '.,. ,
"wS 2. ?r rkdn;tnVh.Tc:,j-.'! :
..'.,. . . . ... .
'Then its no onirer Aiassaciinscus.- i
, - llUli -tS III. , . . . . -r
'Sam-achuseitG. and" nothing else!
WhOoray for Hail Columbia & Co.ffc,
-r.l . . '.' V ' . '1 .') '.,.!!,',
Love amd Friendship-. Love seizes on
us suddenly, without giving Warning, and
our disposition or our weakness favors the
surprise. lie look, one glancefrom the fair
fixes and determines us. j Friendship, on
the contrary, is a long time, in , forming; it
is slow growth, through many trials and
months of familiarity. !,. ', :,. .Vn
jtWheh lam a man! is the poetry of
childhood,-' when I was young! is the poe
try of 0I4 ago.: vi. A U n . i
Tell me not lhat he's a poor man.
That hie drea. isroers and bare, '
T-dl me not bis dallf piiunre
ta a workman's sran'.j fare;
T.'ll Me not his birth Is bnraMe,
t That hi parrnus;e is low;
Is he honest le his notions T
Thai Is att T want to know. -
Is bis woil.(o be relisd ou T
y s his tbanu-lor no Clame 1
Then l ean nol if lie's low b'.rn ' '
Tha fears) not whence bis name :
' Would he lom an u);Mt anion
, . Tarnawaf with Korufi.1 e)el
, Wvuld ki, i!B defraod aavther,
oouur on. a staffold die T
Would b spend his bard-tlaed earoUys ,
On n brother in distress;
Would be succor tli sffllcted,
And the weak one's wronp redr;s.
- TS-alie hi a n dM.YTlKg
' Of bit lore and my esieeas,
. And I ear nutwtut kisUrlh plare
In tlie ere of mu mar seem.
Let it be a low thatrbed borei . '
. Lelit be a rloy-bulll cot
Let it be a pari.h work houso
In mjr ejes It matters not :
And if others will disown bios, "
As Inferior to their cate,
It Ui'.tn do It I befriend him, "
As a brother, to the last. .
MATataoNr. "Well, Susan, what do you
think about married ladies being happy?"
W-M. I think there are more uint than it
than it that mint'
'Susan I shall apply to the Legislature
to have your nam cliangd to Sappbira.
You are an unprincipaled female. Matri
mony is another name for paradise, at kast
iii me rcrn LFic-uonary.
jusi imms yourself Mrs. Snip. . It ia
a little prefix not be tneczed at. It ison-
ly tlie privileged few who secure a pair of
corduroys to mend.and trot by the side of:
or a pair of coat flaps, alternately to darn
.nJ I.. ... I.I .L. I . ..
nuu uanj; iv.dlljiu Vne IClSBUUUeS 01 IDIS
patch work existence. ! .
Think of the high price of fuel, Susan,
and the quantity - it takes to warm a low
spirited tangle woman; and then think of
having all that found for you by your sleep
ing partner; aud extra charge "of gas.
Think how plcatanl to go to the v-loiet and
find a great bootjack on your bonnet or to
"walk your passage" to the looking glass
every morning through a set of dickeys,
vests, coats, continuations neck ties, think
of your nicely polished toilet table spotted
all over with shaving suds; think of your
"Guide to Young Wonien'used for a ra
zur strap; fl,iuk of Mr. Snip's lips being
hermetically scak-d day after day, except
to ask you if the coal was out, or if his
coat Was mended. ; Think of coming up
from the 'kitchen in a gasping state of ex
haustion, afer makin'g a batch of his favor-
..- , ,,u uuuing ue or bix great crop-
ml a i u.i
o.igs uuruooweiea on your cjinm Dor
nool-, i; om me contents o! wmcn iir. tsnip
, ...-. ..it tuu.uno vi r uiuu mi. 0111 I
had selected tlie pieces of your' best silk
gown fur "rags" to clean his gun with.
Think af your' walking the floor all night
with your fretful ailing baby1, hushed up
to your cheek, lest it should" disturb your
husband's clumbers, and think of his cora-
tnS ,ome tl,e next U-'y and ailing you
1 wlJt n vou were exhausted with your virgils
1 "tllat ',a 1,aJ Just etx I'l ..'ve Lilly
k-Gre7. looking as fiesh as a daisy; that it
Lwa,s t"'a-':ouniau e now much older you
s ,w "mu ,wr "iluv"S" J uu -
Think of all that, Susan, and see if you
dare tell me again "there's moreotn than it
than it that aiiU' happy married women.
I came very near bursting my bodice with
indignation at your impudent assertion.
Fanny Fern. .
Ocr of EjiPLoruEST. Out of employ
The exclamation is almost as com- i
mon as the notices ot io let on
tho notices of 'io let' on new
houses. Why out of employment?
ingenuity reached its end that flesh and
blood must waste as flowers wilt when
plucked from the stem? Energy may
be seen any day in the week at a street
corner sharpening knives. Apple stands
yield proffit enough to pay for an upper
room aud something approaching to -comfort.
Hatches industriously offered have
purchased a house and lut. Tripe aud
sautage meat enable the dealer to keep
cool in warm weather, and more than pay
for coals. An Ethiopian swill collector
has qualified himself to exercise the elective-
franchise by pursuing his slopy voca
tion with vigor." Who . can know who or
what you are if you staud at the corner
moping -and wondering why a stranger
does not step forward and extend a helping
haud ? 1 Never hope to jump at once into
'prosperity for the chasm between industry
and idleness is of frightful width. Nover
allow lirido to bring a .blush to your cheek
I because your business is humble, Pride
' . . , ,t T 1-1
w not reliable m an cases, ai you uor
I vrtn nrndncn and jiiAeArtjun nt reward in
, t" ' -- - - -
some .form. . If you are cheated of your
. 1 money, an iionesi man may near 01 your
Klam"ily, and: with generous- heart offer
you a possiiion. Never say 'out of em-,
ploymont? because no reasouable excuse
;can be offered therefor. The world is
ijwido, the, people daily, find .. rest in cem
,eteiies, and places must bo supplied.
There is. work enough tor ail, while mteg
ri'y and sincerityare characteristics. ; Try
again. Albany Knicerboclfer. ,,'..
! itsT"now could you do so imprudent a
thing? ..said a curato .to a very poor lany.
"What reason could you havo for marry-
Aurse't, and bot.i wimou! ino. s.....
e t prospect of provision? hy, Mr,
1 hail a iilnnkAt n niece, and as
, v - .- r - , ,
the cpld weather was coming on, we 1110 i
that putting them together wouiu oeu.,"i
er.'fc ;,; .. .j.,:, .
' V issT'Tu look' like death on a. 'pale
liprse.". said Jim (o a toper, who was grow-,
ing pale and emaciated.' ' 1 ...
.1 nn'tliiiowanvthincrabout that, said
the toper, 'but I'm death on "palo bran-j
dy.'',, r -: vi' 1 : " nu .' .,:- i
', It is proposed to light .'the street of a
village not a thousand miles' from Syracuse
with red-headed girls. If we lived tlw re
we'd play tipsy every night, and ; hug the
lampposts. Albany Knkk. " -
Tiib Fbksi o Jgstkb. The boys at-'
tending one of our public schools, of the
average age of seven years, had, in their .
play of bat and Iwll, broken one of the
neighbors windows; . but no cluo to the of
fenddr could be obtained as he would not
confess, nor woulJ any of his associates,
Tho case troubled the governess, and
on tho oci asion of a gentleman visiting
tho school, she privately and briefly stated
the 'circumstance, and wished him, in
some , remarks to the school, to advert to
the principle involved in the case.
The address to the school had refference, '
principally, to the conduct of boys in the
street and ia their sports. T',e principles
of rectitude and kindness which should
govern them everywhere even.whpn a
lone, and when tht-y thought ho ejTS could
See, and there was no one present to ob
serve. The school seemed deeply interest
ed in the reniHika.
A very short time after the visitor loft
the school, a little boy arose in his seat,
and said; -'Mis L , I batted the ball
that broke Mr. ' window. Another
boy threw th hall, anH 1 batted it and
struck the window. I am willing to pay
. There was a deslh-like silence in tie
school as tlie boy was speaking, and it
continued a few minutes after he Lad clos
ed. . . . '
"But it wrn't be right for to pay
the whole for the glajs," said another
boy, rising in his seat; "all of us that
were playing should pay something; be
cause we wero all engaged alike in tha
play. I'll pay my part!"
A thrill of pleasure seemed to run
through the school at this display of cor
rect feeling. The teacher's heart was
touched, and she felt moro than ever the
responsibility of bcr charge. .
The V. O. Christian Adoocale, recently
in recapitulating the heavy misfortunes
that have befallen our nation during the
present year, sums up the mournful tale in
language as full of truth at the year baa
been for memorable events: ...
. "We sing of mercy and judgment. Tlie
year past will be signal iu history for its
disasters. Drouth, in the best . agricultu
ral district, cutting off millions of pro
duce fire in cities and forests mountain
in a blaze. Cholera invading from the sua
coast to the interior. Yellow fever raging
as never, before. .Disasters by railroads,
and greater oues by rivers and by sea.
.n.tinnv uavmI. 1.! arirl ft.AomAM 1 . 11 f-a
stunch, foundering mid ocean, or in
k,mni r wsnss- rjch
tempting view of shore.or burning in hope
less distance of. rescue. Thousands of live
lost; moaning and wailing fill all the land.
Such events show cs that God dees not
need wars; foes of stel and iron, serried
ranks of invading hosts aud armed fleets,
like those lhat distress the other hemis
phere, in order to reduci the proud to hu
mility, or to make his sovereignty known.'
Sebpbkt Fascibaiios.-A few weeks since
a little boy who was known to be frequently
absent from school, was noticed in tho
neighborhood of Privet by a shephered in
the employ of Marti neau, Esq., to bo
very busily engaged in the road.. He ap
proached nearer, and was surprised to see
Mm feeding two adders! The boy having
crumbled the bread in his satchel, spread
it out in his pinaforo, and the adders came
and eat the food from his lap, sicking up
! .1 - t ' . I . . J. . f.
"le "u3 W,,LU ,Srl U"J-
"uinguiem ne my on me grouna ana
P1?01 wlln mem, an mree seem.in g io en
joy me spon. rui 11 me nine urcnin re-
? J .t ' .1 t t 3r
joicea in ineir company me snepnera aia
not, for with much difficulty he kille J the
adders to the great distress of their little
playmate, who wept bitterly at their de
struction. WilUhirt Mirror.
" tjgT According to Prof. De Bow, the
native and foreign born free population of
some large cities is as follows: Baltimore,
native 130,491; foreign 35,495. Boston,
native, B8.948; foreign, 46,677. Charles
ton, native, 27,809; foreign, 4.G43. Chi
cago, native, 13,06?; foreign; 15,682; Cin
cinnati, native, C0.658; foreign, 54,541.
New Orleans native, 50,470; foreign 48,-
601. New York native, 277,752; foreign.
435,753, of which 133,730 are Irish, 60,-
000 Germans, &c. Philadelphia, native.
286,844; foreign, 111,699.
Couiicafor the Young.
. Fight bard against a hasty temper. An
ger will come,- but resivt it stoutly. A
spark will set a house on fire. A fit of
passion may give you cause to mourn all
the days ot your life. Never reveDgo an
. He that reent-es knows no feat
; . The meek possoasa peacefal breast.
i If you have an , enemy, act kindly to
wards him, and make him your friend.
You may not win him at once, but try him
again. Let one kindness bo followed by
auother till you have compassed your ends.
Bv little and little, great things are com
pleted : ' ;.;!.
Waters falling- dar br day, -,,;
. , ' . Wear the hardest roek away. ' ; J
'Did you go to Pr. ,to bare bim
cure you of lisping?' said a gentleman in
Louisville to a' little boy who bad been
'tongue tied,' or something of the sort.
"Yeth,;thir,' answered, the lad. 'What
did he do to you?' 'Ho cut a little thring
there wath under my tongne. 'Did he
cure you?' Yoth, thir.' 'Why you are
lisping now?' 'Am I thir? Well, I don't
perthievo that I lisp, exthept when I go to
thay thiclthpenth: Then I alwfty uotiths
i" ;: .-' i ". .'"'
To Makb Crackers. One quart of
flour with two ounces of butter rubbed in;
oiH teaspoonful of saleratus in wine guts
ofwai-m water; half a teaspoonful of salt,
and milk enough to inn it out. , Beat in
half an hour with a pestle, cutitinto tbm
round cakes, prick them, and set - them m
the oven wben other things are taken out
Let them bake till crisp. .
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