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Thursday Moriiing Dec. 21, 1851
; , , Oood NfsUi.
' Good nioht! a word so often said,
Tho heedless iniiid forgiits It meaning;
Tls only when a?mu heart lies Uoad .
On which our own was leaning,
.,Vt) heur ln inaddonlng music roll,
. That lust "good night'1 ulong the soul.
Good night! In tones that novor dlo .
It pouls along too quloUeuliig oar;
' Ami teller galea of inomory
Forovor wr.flit near, '
. When stilled tho voice O crush of pain!
That ne'er shall breathe "good night" again.
- x Good night! it mocks us from the grave
' It overleuis that strong world's bound
'From whence thoro flows no backward wavo
It calls front out tho ground,
' On every side, around, above,
"Good night)" "good night," to 11 and level
4G od liigtit! 0-, wherefore fades away
The light that lived In that dear word
Why follows that good night no day?
1 "Why are our souls so'"s'lTrCdf
O, rather say, dull brain, once more, ''
'Goodnight! thy time of toil is o'er!"
"Good nlglftr now coinoh gentlo slucp)
And tears that fell like gcutlti rain,
' Good night! 0, holy blest and deep,
Tho rest that follows pnlni
How should we reach God's upper light
If Life's long day had no "good night':"
THE BOY HEROES.
A SKETCH OV WESTERS LITE. .
t When Kentucky .was an infant Sta!eand
before tho foot of civilization had trodden
her grant forests, there lived upon a branch
'of tho Green River an old hunter by the
namo of Johii Slater.. His hut was upon
the southern bank of tho stream, and sure
a small patcVof some dozen acres that had
been cleared by his own axe, he was shut
up by dense forests. "Sla'cr had two chil
dren at homo "with him two sons, Philip
"and Daniel thu former fourteen-, and the
latter twelve years of ngo. His wifo was
with him, but she had beeu for several
years, an almost helpless cripple from the
"effect of severe rheumatista.
It was early in the spring and the old
hunter had just returned from Columbia,
where ho had boen to carry tho produce of
the winter's labor which consisted mostly
'of fur. Ho had received qrtite h siini of
'money, and had brought it home with him.
Tho old mau had forseveral years been ac
'cumulating money, for civilization was
'gradually approaching him, nnd he meant
that his children should start on fair terms
With tho world.
One eveningjust as tho family were sit
ting down to their frugal suppor, they wero
attracted by a sudden howling of tho dogs,
and as Slater went to tho door to see wiiat
' was tho. matfer.bo saw three inen approach
ing his hut. ' . ,
. Ha quickly quieted tho ddgs art J tli'o
strangers approached the door.' They nsk
Jo J for something to eat, and also for lodg
ing for the night. John Slater was not tho
mart to refuse a request of that kind, nnd
..ivsked the strangers in. They sat their ri
fles behind tho door, unslung their packs,
. - and room was made for them at the supper
table. They represented themselves as
travelers bound farther West, intending to
erdss tho Mississippi in search of a settle
ment. ; . ' ."
- The riew comers "tare far' from being rt
grccablo or pre-possesslrig in their looks,
but Slater took no ' notice of the circum
stance, fdr ho was not ono to doubt any
than. Thd boys, however, did not like
their appearance at all, nnd quick glances
which they gave each other, told their feel-
ings. Tho hunter's wife was not at the ta
ble, but she sat hi her great easy -bair by
' Slater, "entered into' con venation with
V tho guests, but they wero not very' free,
nnd after a whilo the talk dwindled to occa
sional questions. Philip, tho elder of the
two, . noticed that the nicri cast uneasy
glances about tho room, and he watched
them narrowly. His fears had become ex
cited and he could not rest He knew that
' his father had a large sum of money in the
- house, arid his first thought was that these
;, men were there, for the purposo of robbery.
-After tho supper was over, tho boys
' quickly cleared otf the tablo, and then they
" went out of doors. It had become dai k,
'. or rather the night had fairly set id, for
there was a bright moon, two-thirds full
shining down upon the fortst.
'Daniel,' said Philip, iii a low whisper,
' nt tho same time casting a look over his
i shoulder, 'what do you think of these 'ere
'I'm afraid they're bad ones,' returned j
'' tho younger boy. I
'So am I. 1 believe they moan to steal
" father's money-..' Didn't, you notice how
they looked round?' .
::. ".'Yes.' . ' ' ' '. ' , ' -!
-So did I. If wo should tell father what
wo think, he would only laugh atus,- and'
tell us we wore perfect scaro-crows.'.
But we can watch them.'
Yes, we will watch 'em, but do not lot
them know it. , ,:'
' The boys held some further consultation,
, . and then going to the dog house, they set
' the small door back, so that the hounds
might spring forth if they wore wanted.
' ' If they had desired to speak to their father
about their suspicions, they had no clianco,
v- for the strangors sat by him all evenipg.
NO. 33. -
At length, however, the old man signi
fied his intention of retiring, and arose to go
out of doors, to see tho state of affairs iviih
out. The three followed him, but they
did not take their weapons! . The old lady
was aflecp in the chair. ., , ' -
'Now,' whispered Philip, 'let's take two
oi lather 8 riHfS np to our Dea we mny
want them. We are as good as men with
rifles.' .' .
Daniel sprang to obey, and quickly as
possible the boys slipped two rifles from
their pockets behind tho great stovo chim
ney, and then hastened bock and emptied
the priming from the strangor's rifles, nnd
their father and the stranger returned, they
had resumed their seats.
The hunter's cabin was divided into two
apartments on tho pround floor, one of
them in the end of the building being the
old man's sleepinar room, and the other the
room in which tho company at present sat.
' ' Overhead there was a sort of scaffold
ing, reaching only halfway over the largo
room below it, and in the opposite end
from the sleeping apartment of the hunter.
A rough ladder led up the scaffold, and on
it, close up to tho end, was the boys bed.
There was no partition at the ed'go of this
scaffolding, but it was all open to the room
Some spare budding was spread on tho
floor of the kitchen for tho travelers, and
alter everything naa Dcen arranged tor
their comfort, tho boys went up to their
bed, and the old mau retired to his little
The two boys thought not of sleep, or if
they did, it was only to avoid it. . Half an
hour had passed away, and they could
hear thoir father snore. They heard a
movement from those below. Philip crawl
ed silently to where ho could peep down
through a crack, and saw ono of the men
open his pack, from which lie took several
pieces of raw meat by the rays of the moon,
and moving toward the window, he shov
ed the sash back and threw the pieces of
flesh to tho dogs. Then he wout to his bed
and lay down. ' .
At first the boys thought that this might
ho thrown to the dogs only to distract their
attention; but when live man lay down, tho
idea of poison flashed through Philip's
mind. lie whispered his thoughts to his
brother. Tho first impulse of little Daniel,
as he heard that his poor dogs were to bo
poisoned, was to cry out, but a sudden
pressure from tho hand of his brother kept
At the end of tho boy's bed thero was a
dark window, or small square door, and as
it was directly ovor the dogs' house, Philip
resolved to go down and save the dogs.
Tho undertaking Was a dangerous one, for
the least noise would arouse tho villains
and the consequoiice might be fatal. Cut
Philip Slater found hinuelf strong in heart,
and he determined upon tho trial. I lis
father's life might be in his hands. This
thought was a tower of strength in itself.
Philip opened the window without mov
ing from the bed, and it swung upon its
leathern hinges without noise. Then he
threw off the sheet nnd tied the corner of
it to the staple by which tho window was
hooked. The sheet was then lowered on
tlie outside, arid Carefully the brave boy let
hiinstlf out Upon it. lie enjoined his broth
er not to move, and then slid noislcssly
down. The hounds had just found tho
meat, and thpy drew back at their young
master's beck, and Philip gathered the
flesh all up. Ho easily quieted the faithful
brutes, and then ho quickly , tied the meat
up in the sheet. There was a light ladder
standing near the dog-house, and setting
this up against tho building, Philip mado
his way back to his little loft, nnd when
ouce safely there he pulled tho sheet in af
ter him. '
Tho strangers had not been aronsedinnd
with a beating heart the boy thanked God.
He had performed an act, slniplo as it may
appear, at which many a 'stout heart would
have quailed; . The dog3 growled as they
went back into their kennel, and if the
strangers heard them, they thought tho
poor animals wero growling over tho repast
they had found.
At length the hounds ceased their noise,
nnd all was quiet. An hour passed away,
and so did another; It must have been
nearly midnight when tho men moved a
gain, and tho lad, Philip, saw tho rays of a
cundlo flash up through tho cracks of the
floor on which stood his bed. Ho would
have movecd to the crack where ho could
peep down, but at that moment ho heard a
man upon the ladder. Ho.uttorcd a quick
whisper to his brother, and they lay per
fectly still. Tho man tamo to tho ladder,
and held his light up so he could look up
on tho boys. Tho fellow seemed to bo
perfectly satisfied that they wero asleep,
for ho soon returned to the ground floor, u
then Philip crept to tho crack. Ho saw
tho men take knives, and lie heard them
whispering. . .
We'll kill the old man and tho woman
first,' said ono of them, 'then we'll hunt
the money. If thoso little brats up thero
(pointing to tho scaffold,) wako up, we can
easily take care of them.
iitft Wo must kill them all,' said ano thcr
of tho villains. .
'Yes,' returned the speaker, but . the
youn Ones first; they may make a noise
and start tho old man up.' .
. Philip's heart beat with horror. . '
'Down (he ladder outside! quick!' he
whispered to. his brother, 'Down, and
start uptliq dogs! . Run for tho front door
and throw it open it isn't fastened! O,
do let tho dogs in the house; be quick as
You can 1 I'll look out for father whilst
you go.' '
Daniel quickly crawled out through the
little window, and Philip seized a rifle and
crept to tho head of the scttffold. Two of
tho villains were just approaching the door
of his father's toom. They had set the
candle down on the floor,, so that its light
would fall into the bod-room as tho door
was opened. Philip drew the hammer of
lus rirlo back, ana rested tho muzzle upon
the edge of tho boards. - One of the men
had his hand upon the latch. ThoT boy
hero uttered a single word of heart-felt
prayer, and then he pulled the trigger.
The villain whose band was upon the latch,
Inhered1 one sliarp, quick ery, and then fell
LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1851
upon tho floor. Tho bullet had passed
through his brain.
Tor an instant tho two remaining vil
lains were confounded, but they quickly
comprehended the nature and position of
their enemy, and they fprang for tho lad
der. They did not reach it . however, for
at that instant tho ouU-r door was flung
open and tho hounds, four hi number,
sprang into the house. With a deep, wild
yell, the animals leaped upon tho villiina,
and they had drawn them upon the floor
just as the old hunter came from his room.
Help us! help! father,' pried Philip, as ho
hurried down tho ladder. I've shot one of
thtm! They are murderers ! robbers!
Hold 'em! hold 'em!' the boy continued,
clapping his hands to tho dogs. Old Sla
ter comprehended the nature of the scene
in a moment, and sprang to the spot where
the hounds had tho two men on the floor.
The villains had both lost thoir knives, and
the dogs had so wounded them that they
wero incapable of resistance. Wilh much
difficulty tho animals were called oil", and
the two men Were lifted to a Seat. There
was no need of bindin? them, for they
needed somo restorative agent, as tho dogs
had made quick work in disubiiiisr them:
After they had been looked to, tho old
man cast his eyes about tho room. They
rested a moment upon the body of him
who had been shot, cud then turned upon
tho boys. Philip told hiiri all that had
happened.. Itsjemod somo time before
tho old hunter could crowd tho whole teem
ing truth into his mind; but as he gradual
ly comprehended it all, a soft, grateful,
proud light broke over his features, and ho
held his arms out to his sons.
'Noble, noble boys!' ho uttered, as lie
clasped them to his bosom. . 'God bless
ou for this. O! 1 dreamed not that you
ad such hearts."
For a long tiiilo tho old man gazed on
his boys in silence; while tears of love nnd
gratitude rolled down his cheeks, and his
whole face was lighted up with the) rdost
lho boy heroes arc now men, living on
tho banks of the Ohio. .
What parent.on reading the annexed ex
tract, can fail to reflect on tho lesson it
suggests? How important that, when tho
parent has departed, tho example left be
hind tliem may be such as the child can bo
thankful for. To watch for nnd train the
budding thoughts of . an artless child, is
one of the noblest offices father or mother
can fill. Truly hath it been said, that 'out
of tho mouth of babes and sucklings
strength ha'.h been ordained.' What could
give greater strength to that widowed
heart than such a scene with her daugh
ter: ' Sho kncltat lho accustomed hour, to
thank God for the mercies of tho day, nnd
pray for car through the coming night; as
usual, camo the earnest 'UoJ bless dear
mothfr, and,"1 but the prayer was stilled;
tho little hands unclasped, and a look of
agony and wonder mot the mother s eye as
tho word of hopeless sorrow burst from
the lips of tho kneeling child"! cab not
pray for father nny more!" SinCo her lit
tle lips had been . ablo lo form the dear
name, sho had prayed for a blessing upon
it; had followed close after mother's name,
for he said that must come first; and now
to Ray tho familiar prayer and leave her
father outl No wonder that tho new
thought seemed too much for tho ehilJkh
mind to receive. ' ' ' -
I waited for some moments, that tho
might conquer her emotion, and then urg
ed her to go on. Her pleading eyes met
mine, and with a full heart, too much al
most for utterance, sho said 'Oh, mother,
I cannot leave liiin txli; let tno say thank
God that I had a dear father once! so I can
still go oh and keep him in my prayers.'
And so sho always doos, and my stricken
heart learned a lesson from tho loving in-
gonuity of my child. Remember to thank
God for mercies past as well as to ask lor
blessings for the future.
How to Conquer Suffering. I have
thought that by analyzing a pain, I have
been ablo to find an element of pleasure in
it. I have thought too, that by looking a
pain fully in the face, and comprehending
it, I havo diminished its intensity. Dis
tinct percoptiou, instead of aggravating de
creases evil. This I havo found when
reading accounts of terrible accidents, which
have at first mado hie shudder.' By tak
ing them to pieces, and conceiving each
part distinctly, I havo been ablo to think of
them calmly, and to feel that I, too, could
pass through them. Sympathy increas
es by tho process, but not fear. The
sympathy weakens the fear; but this is not
tho whole explanation. Tho soul, by re
sisting the first shudder, and by placing
itself near tho terrible, through an act of
the will puts forth energies which rovenl it
to itself, and makes it conscious of somo
thing within, mightier than suffering. Tho
power of distinct knowledge in giving cour
ago I havo never seen insisted on, and yet
it is n part of my experience. The un
known, tho vague, the dark, what imag
ination invests with infinity this terri
fies; and tho remark applies not to phys
ical evil alone, but to all other. Chan
ning, ' ' . ...,''
Effects ok TraAN'NY. A wicked gov
ernment makes agony epidemic in space
and chronic in duration. It strikes a blow
that stuns humanity . for ages.' Napoleon
shortened tho nverago stature- of French
men two inches, by selecting all the taller
of his thirty millions of subjects and kil
ling thom in war. The British govern
ment lowered the forehead of tho Irish
Catholic peasantry two inches, by making
it an office punishable with fine, imprison
ment, and with a traitor's, ignominious
death, to' bo thd teacher of children in
school; and by the' cruel administration of
her cruel laws, she transposed their brain
from the intellectual fore-head trf the ani-'malhind-head.
False religions have dwarf
ed tho hearts of men in an equal degroe by
their bloody rites and the shriveling terrors
of superstition. Such, hitherto, has been
the current history of the world. Such is
the condition, to-day, of tHo far greater
I portion of tho world. Mann'a Inaugural
Aaarets, , : .
Cheap VU-asurcs. .
Did you ever study the cheapness of
pleasure? Do you know how little it tikes
to mako a man happy? Suck trilles A3 a
penny or a smilo do lho work. Thcie are
two or three boys patsing along give
them each a chestnut, and how smiling
they look they will not be cros for some
time. A poor widow lives in the neigh
borhood who U the mother of a half a
dozen children send them half a peck of
sweet apples, and they will all bo happy.
A child lias lost his arrow a word to him
and ho mourns sadly; help him to find it,
or makc""him another, and how quickly
will tho sunshine play upon 1 is sober face.
A boy h.-w as much as ho can do to pile up
a load of wood assist him a lew moments,
or speak a pleasant word to him, and ho
forgets his toii, and works away without
minding it. ' Your apprentice has broken
a mug, or cut the ev too largo, or ulight
ly injurodapicco of work; say "youscoun
drel,"and ho ft-els miserable remark "I
am sorry," and ho will try to do better.
You employ a man pav him cheerfully.
and speak a pleasant word to him and lie
leaves your house with a contented heart,
to light up h'n own hearth with smiles
and gladness. As you pass along tho street
you meet a familiar facf-say "Good morn
ing," as though you felt Lappy, and it
will work admirably iu tho heart of your
Pleasure, fa cheap who will notbi s'ow
it liberally? If there are smiles, sunshine
and flowers all about, let us not grasp
them with a rrtiser's fist, and lock them up
in our hearts. No. Hither let us take
thorn find Matter 'them about us in the
cot of tho widow, among the groups of
children in the crowded mart, where men
of business congregate, in our families and
everywhere. Wo can make tho wretched
happy tho discontented cheerful the
afflicted resigned :at exceedingly cheap
rates. .v no will retuso to do it.
"I Did us lite Itcst did."
This lame, yielding spirit this do
ing "as tho rest did" has ruined thou
sands. A young mm is invited by vicious com
panions to visit the theatre, or tho gam
bling room, or other haunts of licentious
ness, lie becomes dissipated, spend? his
time, looses his credit, spends his property.
and at List sinks into an untimely grave.
hat ruiued him.' bunply doing "as ihe
A father has a family of sons. He is
wealthy. Other children in the same sit
uation of life do sound so are iudulged in
lhi3 and that. He indulges his own in
lho same way. They grow up iJlers,
t rifle rs, and fops. The falhorwonders why
his children do not succeed better. He
has spent so much money on their educa-
lion, has. given them great advantages;'
but they are only tv source of vexation
and trouble. Poor man, ho is just
paying the penalty of "doing as the rest
did." , " '
The poor mother- strives hard to bring
up her daughters genteelly. They learn
what others dd, to paint, to sing, to play,
to dance, and several other useful matters.
In timo they marry; their husbands are
unable to support their extravagance, and
they aro soon reduced to poverty and
wretchedness. The good woman is aston
ished. "Truly" says she, "I did as the
Tho sinner following the example of oth
ers, puts off repentance, and neglects to
prepare for death. He passes along
through life till, unawares, death stikes tho
fatal blow. Ho has no lime left now to pre
pare. And he goes down to destruction,
because he u so foolish as to "do as the
The Oldest Inhabitant of Cleveland
Dead. Mr Benjamin Jones, the oldest set
tler in Cleveland, died says the Herald, on
Monday. The cause of his death was one
of those slight accidents, the fatal results
of which are sources of Wonders to all but
tho surgeon. He ran a small splinter into
the flesh of his finger, the inflamation of
which, extending to his lungs, terminated
his life! - M r. Jones Was seventy-six years
of ago; ho settled in Cuyhoga county in
1004, nt a placo near his lato residence
and was then tho only inhabitant of the
district now embraced in that county. He
assisted in raising tho first frame house in
Cleveland, and the first church in Euclid.
Ho was a groat hunter, and his venison was
eaten, in tho earlier years of his residence
there, with corn raised in holes dug with
His aged wifo, throe sons and several
daughters survive him, all worthy mem
bers of socioty.
Thus, ono by ono, aro passing away the
hardy pioneers from whose energy, endu
ranco and virtue sprang Western great
ness. Out-Doob Exercise. It is owing main
ly, to their delight in out-door exercise,
that tho elevated classes in England reach
a patriarchal age, notwithstanding their
habits of high living.of lato hours, of wine
drinking, and many other health-destroying
agencies; tho death of their generals,
their tards,' their earls ahd thoir dukes, are
chronicled almost ovcry week, at 70 00 90
years; it is because they will bo on horse
back, tho most elegant.ratrbnal and accom
plished of all forme of mere exorcise, both
for sons nnd daughters. But tho whole
credit of longevity- to these classes, must
not be given to their . love of field sports; ft
must bo divided with tho other not . less
characteristic traits of an English nobleman
ho will tako tho world easy; and could
we", ns a peoplo, persuade ourselves , to do'
tho same thing habitually, it would add
ton' yoars to tho average of human life, and
savo mnny a broken heart, and brokon for
tune and brokon constitutidft.'-K' Jour,
, A- Good ReasoJ. Thore was 6noo a
clergyman in New Hamsphire noted for
his long sermons and indolent habits.
'Ifow is it,' safil a man . td his neighbor,
'that Parson ', the laziest man living,
writes theseinterminable sermons?' 'Why,'
said the other, 'ho probably gets to writing
and is! too lazy to etop.'
Vk.vt or Axep.ican pRoouce, Cattle,
tc. The Louisville Journal says it wa
s'.ated by Professor &Iaps, at a recnt
meeting of the Farmer's Club at Louisville,
that, "ihe valus of live stock of the United
States at this timo is not less than G30,
000,000, end this will bo increased by an
increase of the grans and grain crop.
More than 120,000,000 busheli of wheal
are annually grown, 1 2,000,000 bnshi-1 of
rye, 1 .W,000,0,) bu-luN of oats, 6,000.
000 bushels orbarluy, 9,000,0'JO buxhrls
of buckwhea'; 320,000,000 pounds ofbut
tcr, are mrlo, 105,000,000 pound of
chi'Mft, and 1 1,000,000 tons of hay. These
estimates do not inclu V Indian rwn, pi
ta'-oos, beans, fruiis, toSaeco, and various
other prodduti equalling in value those we
PoiaoMxa r Vnm.No Cakds. In a
recent journal we have observed reports
of lour ca3 of poisoning in children, by
lho introduction of visLing cards into the
mouth. They all recoverud although the
symp'oms were all of an ahrming charac
ter. It should bo "encrally known that
in the manufacture of car.ls in tho en
ameling and coloring various suits f
arsenic, copper and lead are used, which
are capable of producing serious sickness,
and even death. Children shoulJ not be
allowed to play with them.
- Sad Stat& of Affairs. Chicago has
been infested with a gang of juvenile rob
bers. These boys, it appears, are the or
phan children of persons who had died du
ring lho summer of cholera. They were
regularly organized, had their chief, tl f ir
signal, rendezvous, ttc., and appeared to
havo followed the profession of robbery with
a sangfroid which indicatedan entire indif
ference lo all principles of right or wrong.
jT-Tho Hiimbol't (CaL) Tinm tells of
a treo in that country which furnished
lumber enough to build t-.vo two story
houses, each fifty feet sqn-tre, furnishing
all (he tinlbor, plank, boards and shingles,
necessary (or the purpose.
There is something true, f inciful and
sweet in the following epigram on Slumber
from the Italian:
"Swojt is slumber it Is Ufa
WiO'out Its sorrow, sin or slUlnfj
1) ath williout Hi? fearful strife,
Til j ruurlal ag'jn; of iljing."
A man will be what his most cherished
feplinT nrp ' Tf liA onnnrir-irrn a tinf,1. rvon.
a- ... ....
erosily, every feeling will be enriched by
it; if he nurse bitter nnd evenonied thoughts
hi3 own spirit will absorb the poison; and
he will crawl among men ns a burnitdied
adder, whose life is mischief, and whose
errand is death.
A country Schoolmaster happening to
be reading of the curious skin of an ele
phant, "Did you ever see an elephant's
skin," he asked. "I havo!" shouted a lit
tla "six-year old" nt lho foot of the class.
"Where?' he asked quite amused nt the
bov's earnestness. "On the elenhaht."
. i .
said he, with a most provoking grin.
Iloosier is said to be an nbreviation of
'who's here,' a question which used to be
shouted by travellers in Indiana when a-
mid the grass of the prairies he heard voic
es or saw tho smoke of a cabin but could
Man is but a little thinr in the hiidst of
objects of nature, vet by tho monil quali-
.y iiiaiaung mini ma (-uuuieiiauce ue uiitv
abolish allconsiderations of magnitude, and
in his manners equal to tho majesty of
lho world. Emerson.
The briefest charge to a jury in an ac
tion trial, was given by one of the courts.
It was as follows: "Gentlemen, if you be
lieve all tho testimony in tho case, your
verdict should be for tho plaintiff."
With love, tho heart becomes a fair and
fertile garden, glowing with sunshine and
Warm hues, and exhaling sweet odqrs;but
without it, it is a black desert covered with
If you are disquieted at anything, you
should consider with yourself, is ihe
thing of that worth, that for it I should so
disturb myself and lose my peace and
it is a law which Ood himself has made
that the arrow Which is shot from the per
secutor's bow, shall rebound and pierce
the persecutor's heart.
A truth which ono has never heard caus
es the soul surprise at first which touch cs
it keenly; but when it is accustomed to it
becomes lnsensiblo thereto.
, Somo slanderers assert that paper ma
kers aro tho greatest . magicians of the age',
inasmuch as they transfer . beggars' rags
into shed) for political editors to lieon.
Boasting seldom or never, accompanies a
sense of real power. Wlu n men feci thai
they can express themselves by deeds they
do hot often care to dp so by Words.
Be always frank and true; spurn even
sort ofaffoctation and disguise. Havo the
courage to corifesstottrignorancc and awk
wardness. Confide your faults tobut few.
Something must be left as a test of the
ldyalty of tho hcait in Paradise a Tiee:
iii Israel, a Canaanite; in us, Temptation.
Why is a man With a bad memory
covetous? Because ho is continually for
A Hit at Lono Dkessks. -Long words,
like long dresses, frequently hide some
thing wrong about the understanding.
The man who "lives on 6'ihe'r people's
failings," appears to bo rapidly going into
Always watch tho individual that is ex
ceedingly polite to you without some appa
rent cause. .
Dr. Franklin used to say that rich wid-.
ows were the only piece of second hrtnd
goods that sold at prime cost.
iSTBecalm and steady; nothing will
grow under a moving harrow. ...
. tho man who was within bailing dis
tance got out last evening. . ' '
Tl Ilnrreat Iff ma.
GtMtufUi rolling jort. iTha -
Our snog thill rUt wbo totiutj pours,
In tuai.jr goot gift, wlih frs
AnS lllxmsl hand, our aatamo stores;
fo Srstltngsbf out fir,li we sl..y.
No soaring- clomU of incense ri,
Baton ttr Haiti. cd shrine we lur
Our fr. lrtul hearts In sacrifice.
Borne no f.j beata, (be lap of njirir.g
. Wj,, . ;MJ,e,j win, auaji) a fc1oou.il. j fioacr
Aul tiuliiusr uicittr "red lu brli.Jr;
Y'hfl a:i:Kliiro and toe geiitle shower
Mui autumn's rltlt Uxurlauca low,
Tho r!pi.luf- aed,tlie bursting -L 41,
TU? g'lldi-D savcf and laoVa boQxh,
Tite fullnas of l! boui.t) lull,
ui'n'al tbro9;,io prncily doms,
llre wuit a tilled lord's orlic.t.
Hut niai.jr a fjlr in i peacrful homo
II itli mou tbjf peaceful iort a guest;
So groves or pains in lltlds adorn,
-Vi mir.lu nlijcK-s or o-anje Lowers,
Cut ru .fliiiR meads of goMea cun, '
Ani &.!U of wfvlag grain are ours.
fUf In tlij eare the luiulxa o'er,
Oiirfl'irks and brds s-ji-urly stray,
""jtjrabt master rlalmsourntore,
Ho ruthless robbirr rciidsavay;
!f o fl .-ret- volcano's wi:Ii-rii.f sUoaer,
!fo fill siinoon, with poiino:s, breath,
Kor banilna; sons wltn buleful power.
Awake lho ;r plates of JtaiU.
And here shell rise oar sons to Tlic,
W a.:rc Icoillhsncd tula and pastures lie,
ApJ streams - singing wild and freu,
Bjii'.'u'.ii a bin tod i:.i!iiig '
V.'liyro.;jr wi:s rv&ri'd a morul throne,
- AVhere crowned opiTff-ors r.'irer trod,
l!cr.,t the throne vf Heai jn iiIoh,
Miall utiUi in revcrcftre loa'toG.l.
Yf-8 oft Xo. Two IVormori peasants
were accustomed to meet every night to
pi.iy carJs ono of them An'.oine was
a widower, snd ho had a charming daugh
ter named ophi. The other Philipr
was ten years younger than his fritn j
unmarried, and the possessor of an easy
Sophie, accustomed every day lo see
Philippe, nt last became greatly attached
to him; perhaps somewhat attached to his
little fortune, although Philippe was well
preserved, notwithstanding he had reach
ed a certain age. However, their mar
riage Was agreed upon; but as the day of
ils celebrations drew near, Philippe "bo-
gan lo grow cool, and ana when the par
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. . .
lies came before tho civil authorii v who was
to tie the nuptial knot, he replied with a
strongly accented 'I'o,' when asked if ho
would take Sophie U be his wife.
le m..h ii tm.,i .i ,- ;.r ;
Antoine was very violent, and Sophie was i tbT ln li&t lhe7 never n
greatly digressed, and the consequence I 'mr0 T e.f TU' cLaracter;
was thattheeveuingcard party was broken 1 , "T53; lLe s!?e,"' y presented
up. Af the end of some weeks. Philippe j t0fr ds 1 .,em'an'1 a11 tlre dar,kr trait8 ".
met Sophie and thtts addressed her. ! w,1.r "travagances are sedulously con
Bcliive me mv dear child, I had no in-1)' on ,he '"ever.sc- TIms make, u .6
tcnticn to insult "vou, and I greatlv regret I foub,y '"S"0"8 g'rl to consult on
iho breaking up of our friendship and the !-V h"?v Vi.d hii own will,,
card partiesf bit how shall I make fre ' Ung her choice for life rand this also,
Antobc forget the insult ho thinks I have V'e P-'d'el"J. ? U occasions of
put upon him. I assure
you I repro2s"j
myself with it every Iay.'
'I thiuk,' replied Sophie, 'that I can dis
cover a means., ho and speak to my hith
er; say you repent of what you have done;
and that you are willing to marry me, and
liX upon an eariy day for the wedding, and
when wo come before the Mayor, I will in
my turn say 'INo, and we shall
Charmed with lho idea of so cheaply
recovering tho means of pursueing his
favorite recreation of cards, Thilippe
threw himself at the feet of his old friend;
asked all sorts of pardon's,' and bcjrtred
that he would sutler him to lead bis uau
tor before the Mavor as soon as posoi-
blc 1 'True enough was the repjy of the poor
After some hesitation, the'dhl man show-1 man, 'and if vou had not sold rum.and in
ed himself generous, and tendered his hand Juced me and others to become drunkards.'
lo his future son-in-law.
On the Sunday following, Philippe,
Sophie, and Antoine presented themselves
before the Mayor.
'Philippe ,' said the Mayor, 'do
you consent to take for your lawful wifo
Sojihie here present?'
'Yes,' replied Philippe.
'And you, Sophie , do you con
sent to take for your lawful husband
Philippe?' ; ., ' ,u
'Yes monsieur,' replied the young maid
en, loudly arid firmly.
The deceitful bridegroom was fairly
caught. Sophie was his wife in spito of
him. He made the best of it, and it is
said, never had reason to regret the trick
that was played upon him.' He passed his
days happily played cards every evening
with his father-in-law, and lived to be him
self the father of a happy family of chil
dren. Courier des Etutt Unit.
A Curious Surfmse A Sevek Years
Sleep A letter from San Francisco to
Mr. II. R. Harris, of this city, from his
brother, relates a curious incident that oc
curred thero a short time since, which we
do not recollect to have seen in print.---Iler
Britannic Majesty's exploring ship
Plover arrived at San Francisco a short
timo since from the Palar sea, where she
had been iee-bound since 1847. t
When she left Sitn Frrlclsco, some years
ago, it was a mere trading station, resorted
lo by a few vessels in pursuit of hides, and
tho town or placo contained ouly a few
nbode houses. The captain and crew of
tho Plover expected to see the same San
Francisco in 1854 that they tuft in 1847.
Tho captain therefore, sailed into the bay
without a pilot and approached the city in
the evening. Ho was much amazed at ihe
numerous lights to saw. :
When he awoko from his dream of sev
en years,, the next morning, he found a
noble city occupying tho site of the ancient
San Francisco. "Ho had known nothing of ,
tho Mexican war, and cession of Califor
nia to tho United Stutes, and the many
other great events that had taken place
during tho time ho had boen looked up in
the frozen region of the North. Each.
jT3-Orio great reason why men practice
rrencrosity so little in tho world is, their
mfding so little there: generosity is catch
in; and if so many escape it, it is, in a
great degree, from the same reason that
countrymen escape the small pox because
they meet no ono to give it to them. ,
2-Oft expectation fails, and most oft
where it most promises. . - - ' .
WHOLE NO ,1525
Intrtcstlaff Experiment. :
Two hundred pounds of earth were driefj
in an oven, and nfterwaids put into a larrm
earthen vessel; the vessel was then moist
ened with soft water and a willow tr'e;
weighing live pounds, was placed fhereiul
During the .pace of fiveyers the earth was)
carefully moistr-ned with rain-water or pure
water. Ihe willow grew and flourished!
and to prevent the'earib being mixed with
fresh earth, or dust blown into by winds
it was covered with a rheul plate, perfora
ted with a gr. at tiuinbt r of holes, suitable'
for free alrnUsion of purp nironly. .'After
growing in the e irth for fire vears.tha wil.
j '"w tree was removt d, nnd found tp. weight
one hundred and tii.y-nino pounds and a
jbout three ounees. The leaves which fell
j from the tree pvery autumn were not in
! eluded in this Wright. The earth was then
i removed from the vessel, agiih dried in
Uhc oven, and afterwards weighed; it was
.discovered to have lort only about two ounc
jes of iis original we ight..' Thus one hun
jdredand ti.xiy-four pounds of lignin or
i woody Cbre; Lark, elo., were certainly pro
Jductd from the air.
J Conversation. Anybody can talk
I who has the usual Organs of speech but
, ' converse is a different thin",. and to con-
j verse wed a very high and rare cccomplish-
ment. Conversation ns one may ve by the
may ve by I
etymology of li,e word.
supposes at least
tvp parties to the discourse, and requires
listener as well a a lalker. Johnson and
Parr have argut d, Coleridge preached; Mad
ame (i &t.'i dipputed; Uurran pparkled
with wit and fancy, Burke conversed like
gentleman, and was at once brilliant and
profound a good talker a good listener,
and altogether model conversationist.
Shakspcare says "Conversation should be
pleasant without sciwilily, witty without
affectation, horned without pedantry, novel
without falsehood." Rochtfoucault says,
"trie reason why so few persons aro agree
able in conversation i is, that every one
thinks more of what he has to say, than in
answering what is said to him." Burns
must havo been a charming conversation
ist. The dutcheFs of Gordon said of his
conversation, that "it too fairly lifted her
off her seat'' a powerful kind of discourse
we should say, and scarcely proper to a
dutchess. Loston Po't:
jTiTlt i a peculiar misfortune of women
resuuing irora ine relative position which
iiiunuiituoi suuic eipenencea counselor.
Many a man may shine in the saloon bv
t,: a- i . i i
ins u,, tasKj, ewgance anu, aauress, or
good breeding; audyet, when he quits so-
society.and revolves upon his axis, tie dark
er half of his day may be passed in the
ktcnel, the stable, or the gambling-house.
PCXGEXT R.KT0HT. Said a nursn nrnml
man iust srettin-r into l.is arrinnr. with
his wife and daughter, flaunting in velvet
and furs; to a poor laborer, who was shov
eling coal into his vault: im ,
'Joe, ifyou had not drank rum, you
might now have been riding in my car
riagefor nothing else could have prevent-
w a -- 3 - ......
ed a man of vouf- talents
(from makin" mon'ev.' ,
you might have been my driver, for rum-
selling was the only business by which
you ever made a dollar in your life.'
A Rather SiNscLAn Marriage contract
was entered into in Tennessee. The wife
is worth a cool fifty thousand. The bus
band is the rightful, owner of a magnificent
goatee. The contract was a3 follows: Art.
1st. The husband is to have no interest
in the wife's estate. Art. 2d. He is not to
collect any debts of the concern. Art. 3d.
The beloved husband is not . to chastise or
control any of her servants without the
wife's consent. Art. 4th. The husband
binds himself to pay the wife one hundred
and fifty dollars per annum fo'r board and
to havo his lodging gratis.'
Dior.isEs has an illustration, represent
ing John Bull comfortably 6t?Sted before a
6re, in a room, the walls of which are or
namented with a map of the Crimea. John
is perusing an account of a "glorious vie
lory," in which 8,000 were killed or
wounded. His glee is suddenly interrupt
ed by tho enteranCe of a servant, who an
nounces a most unwelcome visitor in the
words, "Ifyou please, sir, here's the tai
j-Some sort of charity will swallow
the egg and give ayvay the shell.
Men often blush to hear of ' what they
were not ashamed to act.
If folly wereapain there wouldbegroan
ing in every house.
Opinions grouuded upon prejudice aro
always maintained with the greatest vio-
If thou art master, be sometimes blind;
if a servant, bo sometimes deaf.
The groat is ill saved which shames its
Ho says all ho likcsj shall often noa what
h ) does not like.
XSTThe lion called the sheep to ask if bis
breath snielt. She said, 'yes.' Ho bit her
head off foia fool. He called the wolf and,
aked him. He said "nay." He tore him
in pieces for a flatterer. Atlast he called
for the fox and asked him. "Truly,' said
he, "1 have got a cold, and cannot
Mural Wiseman say nothing in danger
ous times. ... . .
tn'ft iuiiiTABiB Man. Hood gives
rrnphiu picture of an irritable man thus:
"He lies like a hedgehog rolled up in tb
wrong way, tormenting himself with his j
prickles." ' .'"-M-
Liberality and generosity of feeling '
the surest test of a gentleman. . :