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Thursday Morning, Dec. 28, 1851
To the First Snow.
.1 : . ' . . st aiv. otonoa w. nooiat.
Fairy like, Sooting, thou fullest from aborc.
Kmbl em of Innocence, boauty and love,
Jitdtiig the winds In all thy wild mirth,
Madly caroerlng aboro the cold on rib.
; Crystal and dew-drop come hurrying past,
Drlron along by the dark mountain blast,
' Gracefully eddying, whirling around.
Fulling so gently all over tho grouitd.
Uraugo aro the thoughts tuut our bosom now All,
Watching the storm-king pass by at his will,
Koblng tlio vail ey and ducking the heath,
Crowning the trees with a bright snowy wroatli.
Beautiful snow-flako! In all thy wild mirth,
' Kmblein of Innoconoo, purity, worth,
Why hast thou come from tho place of thy birth,
To tarnish thy beauty by contact w ith earth?
THE 1'EIIIXS OF HOUSEKEEPING.
Bt TUB EDITOR OF THE DIME.
; When a young couple in New York,
choose to bring their love affairs to the re
cognition of tho minister or magistrate,
and becomes man an J wife, according to
tho statute made and provided, housekeep
ing does not follow, as a necessary conse
quence They live with the 'Old Folks;'
or find a room in a 'genteel boarding
house;' or, if able, take npsir menls at some
fashionable 'Family Hotel.,'
Had the country at largo lieen supplied
with these conveniences for young couples,
our heroine would have avoided, and we
should not havo recorded, the perils of
Miss Charlotte Jones was the daughter of
n worthy and enterprising carpenter, who,
nettling iu a thriving village, became, in
duo time a builder, contractor, and fore
handed man. . His wife was as industrious
as himself, and more ambitious; and a
monjr their other blessings, they had one
fair daughter, Missi Charlotte, who was as
pretty, as amiable, ns charming indeed, as
was necessary to make tho smartest and
cleverest young man in the place; to fall
in love with her which hedid.
.. Of course he did. He was a medical
student in the doctor's office right opposite.
As he sat there studying anatomy or mak
ing pills, lie could see Miss Charlotte in tho
jiarlor or garden. Ho could hear her play
on the piano forTe, and sing; he could see
her doing all sorts of wonderful worsted
and crotchet work, and he came to think
that parlor, one of tho most delightful pla
ces in the world.
t Well it was a love-affair, all mutual and
pleasant; calls and moonshine, music; bil
lets, blushes, boquels, long Sunday even
ings, and finally. 'Ask . Pa!' and then a
wedding but of courso the diploma came
first, and tho petted child of the successful
carpenter, became Mrs. Dr. Simmons.
And Dr. Simmons, who had received
rthe honors of a medical collcgo, rather
young, and who thought it needful to raise
nil tho whiskers ho could by industrious
shaving, and a course of Macassar, and to
mount a pair of spectacles beside, to make
' him look old enough, had decided to com
mence business in a small but crowing vil
lage, in a neighboring county; whore, as it
happened, Mr. Jones owned a neat cottage,
of which, with its acre garden lot, he made
his daughter a marriage present; and there,
on the termination or the wedding tour,
lhey took up their residence. The good
. Mrs. Jones had put everything 'to rights.
It was in tho most exquisite 'apple pieor-
, der;' and no young couple, just begin
ning housekeeping, was ever any better
- o i u ' -
t Mrs. Jones, good soul, had always dono
Jierown work. Help was a aroadiui dom-
er. Charlotte had been carefully educat
cd. She could do everything; that is, ev
' ervthing that is ever taught to young ladies.
. She knew all sciencos, and nearly all lan
fFunrjres: that is a little. She could do all
: kinds of fancy work. Her worsted cats,
' and wax flowers were wonderful; 60 were
her water color drawings, and her mono
, chromatic sketches were 'high art.' Every
.' body said so.
' But, somehow, Mrs. Jones, from the
habit of doing everything herself, had not
riven Miss Charlotte a lair chance in kitch
.en and laundry, and in other housekeeping
accomplishments; while Charlotte had a
'y vague idea that all those common things
were perfectly easy, and as ihey were not
taught at school, she concluded that they
came by nature. Sho commenced her
housekeeping in a dream of blissful antici
nations. ' -
'- They took possession of. their own nice
little house, one line summer s evening.
Mrs. Jones saw them properly fixed and
had gone borne.
They awakened with the early birds. Dr
" Simmons dreamed that somebody was
thundering on the door, to call him up to
see a patient. It was bis horse pawing to do
! 'Well Lotty dear said the grave doctor,
who was in his twenty-third year, to his
wife of seventeen; 'shall we make a-begin
ning now; rise early, and attend to bust
-' ness?' '
.. . 'Oh.by all means. I'll jump iip and get
'And I'll feed Pomp, and weed the gar
den. So the doctor watered and fed his horse,
aud hoed his potatoes a little, and then took
a peep into the neat little kitchen, to see
how the 'Darling Lotty,' was getting on
with breakfast, Hor face was very red,
and her hands very black, her hair was
powdered with ashes. It was plain that
she had trouble; but she spoke pleasantly,
for all that; when she said
Do go away, Charles, that's a dear, till
you hear the bell ring. Breakfast will soon
be ready.' '
Well he waited. He read, then ho wins
,:tled, then he figitcd, then he wound up his
clock, then lie looked at ins new case oi
instruments, and wondered how soon he
should cut oflf his first leg; then he got very
hungry, and at last the boll did ring, and he
went to breakfast.
Tho Darling Lotty was looking a little
better, but still rather anxious.
'Have you had a hard time, darling?
inquired the Doctor, cautiously.
'Oh, not very. The fire did not kindle
well at first, and the stovo smoked.'
'Did you open tho damper?'
'Damper? why no. Has it got a damper?
Well. I ll remember nexttime. JNow have
The Doctor took his cup, stirred it about,
looked rather bard at it; and then at Dart
Well, what is it? I'm sure I don't know
what makes it so full of those specks,! boil
ed, and boiled it.'
Yet.it don't seem to be settled. Did you
put in any fish skiu?
'No, 1 forgot.'
'No matter, it will do very well. Now
Darling Lotty, I'll take an egg. Why! it's
as hard as a brickbat.
'Hard! Now how can hey be hard,
when they were boiling all the time I was
in akin? the coffee and toast?'
Ahl toast; lot us try that. A little
burnt , but very good; there don't cry dar
ling; it'll be all right nexttime.
Alter showers come sunshine, ana tins
one cleared off. The Doctor laid aside his
dignity, and helped wash the dishes; and
then puthishorso in" ihe new sulky, look
the new saddle-bags, and drove off furious
ly, to see some imaginary patients, till din
ner time, while Darling Lotty blocked out
a worstod paroquet, that bid fair to bo the
wonder of her next winter parties. But
this liko all pleasures, came to an end, for
there was dinner to cot, and that dinner
was to make up for the breakfast. The
Doctor liked a nice piece of boiled vituals
so she made a fire, peeled the potatoes,
beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips, and put
them with a nice spare-rib of fresh pork in
to the kettle.and set them to boiling. 1 here
was a rousing fire; the water boiled furi
ously, and she went up stairs to put a few
stitches into the paroquet. Presently sue
became conscious of an unpleasant odor;
sho snuffed, and wondered, and then put
in the eye of the paroquet. But the un
pleasant odor became sironger, and at last
she thought proper to go in the direction it
seemed to come from and that happened to
bo the kitchen. The stove was red hot;so
was the kettle of boiled victuals; and a nice
smother was rising from it. The Darling
Lotty dashed a dipper of water into tho
kettle; Bang! and such a cloud of steam!
The kettle was cracked., but the Doctor
had iust come home hungry, the table was
sot and the dinner was dished.
Tho Darling Lotty took her place at the
head of the table. She was flushed and
nervous, nnd ready for a lit of hysterics;
butthc Doctor was so cheerfull, and ten-
r, that sho began to fed quite happy.
But the poor dinner. It did not seem ex
actly right; it seemed to have caught at the
bottom of the kettle, tho Uoctor saia; men
the potatoes were boiled unto a pulp; while
the beets and turnips were quite hard.
The Iresh pork rather wanted sailing.
Charles, dear'.' said iiOiiy very saa-
'Well, iiOtly darling, wnat is ns
I'm afraid tho dinner is not very
Well, it is a little scorched, and not ex
actly managed all regular, and all that sort
of thing, you know; but what signifios?
We'll try the desert.'
. 'Uh!' -
'Well, darling, what's the trouble?'
Lotty ran into the kitchen, and there
was her poor, forgotten plum-pudding, in
tho stove oven just burnt to a cinder. It
was as black as coal; a fine carbonacious
specimen, as tho Doctor learnedly remark
ed; as he finished, or rather made his din
ner on some bread and butter.
The Darling Lotty mourned over her dis
asters, but took comfort in tho brilliant
plumage of her paroquet, which Dr. Sim
mons could not sufficiently admire, bhe
was also comforted with tho thought that
the next moal was tea, which she felt sure
she could accomplish. And when the hour
drew nigh she made up a fire; and by this
time she had learned to manage that. Then
sho took some flour, milk and-butter, with
plenty salaratus to make them light, and
mixed up some nice buiscuits.and put them
in tho oven, and then sho made tea; and
when all was ready she rang the bell with
great emphasis. And, truth to say, the
table was very .nicely arranged, and the
tea service of gold band china was beauti
ful. . '
Dr. Simmons smacked his lips with
great gusto. He took a cake and tried to
break it, but it did not seem to break read
ily. Then he tried his knife. Itcutliko
cheese; also, it was very yellow.and smelt,
nnd tasted rather strongly, the doctor said,
of free alkali. So it did, in fact, for there
had been no acid to neutralize the salara
tus, and set free its carbonic acid, and of
course nothing to make the cake rise. The
Doctor explained it all very learnedly, and
then as if he felt dry, took a sip of his tea, of
which he was very fond. But be made a
Lotty was in consternation. 'Is not the
tea right? It must be! , I put in a great
deal, and boiled it ever so long. I'm sure
if it hasn't got tho strength, it soon will
'My darling Lotty, tea is a delicate and
odoriferous plant; and should be prepared
as an infusion, and not as a decoction.
Bring me a little tea, darling, and some hot
LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1854
water; and I will soon make me a good cup
of Ua;' and he did.
The poor darling Lotty. It took all the
endearments of a tender husband in the
honey-moon to keep her from downright
despair. But the day's lesson had not
beon lost, and she had determined to have
such a nice breakfast as should makeup for
Morning came; and our young doctor
gallantly offered to assist in getting tho
morning repast; but no; Lotty was determ
ed to do her own work. She mixed her
cakes according to tho learned suggestions
of the evening previous. She boiled the
eggs three minutes by the clock. The
coffee was clear greatest comfort of all.
She rang the bell, and sat down in tri
umph. xuu ukkwv uroate a uiscuit it was cap
1 Tim i :..) n't i.
loo "'MJUS' Jiisut. Alien lie
tasted the coffee and it came out of his
mouth as soon as it was in. And such a
face! Doctors are not squeamish; young
doctors particularly. They know what bad
tastes and bad smells are; but this
'Why Charlie!' cried the darling Lotty,
wnat is mo matter with tho cotleeV
'That is what I would like to know.Lot-
ty darlinj;. I know you do your best, nnd
the biscuit and egs are beautiful:but what
did you put in tho coffee?
Why Charlie, you said it must have
some fish skin to settlo it; and the only fish
in the house is some herrings, so I skinned
tyo or them and put the skin into the cof
lee!' and poor Lotty burst into a paroxysm
of tears. But there came sunshine soon
that made it all pleasant weather. Lotty
had invited an old school friend to visit her.
She came 60on after breakfast, and as it
happened, her housekeeping education had
not been neglected. She absolutely knew
everything. Mrs. Hale. Miss Leslie. even
Mrs. Glass or Mrs. Rundull could not ex-
col her. She was a walking cook book.
and a lively little treatiso on domestic e
conomy. Never was a visitor more welcome, and
now the darling Lotty learnt everything
to wash and mend, and bake, and cook ev-
erything;and become the nicest littlo house
keeper extant, while the Doctor, by the aid
of his venorablo appearance, and rapid
driving in the sulky, rode into an exten
sive practice, and was never tired of boast-
ng of the excellent cookery of his darling
When the little bairn first commences
putting one of its tiny feet before the other,
nnd totters and falls, we say 'up and at it,-
try again.' When the young student can
not manage his Tjroposition in Arithmetic.
we say 'try again.' When the lover fails.
and his pensive eye bespeaks a sorrow that
he thinks llio sorrow of a life, we tell him
to 'try again, faint heart never won fair
lady.' When tho young and ambitious
man outers businass without experience, or
'encral knowledge, or stability enough to
meet tho responsibility of his position,
and fails, we aro ready to say to him, 'try
But do older nnd should-be wiser heads
always practice it? We havo now, hard.
griping timcs-our money market, like oth
ers in the country, is tight hard up. The
manutacturer, the merchant, and the me
chanic find it hard work to get in ns much
as is necessary to meet the demands of
their business. It is tight times; but don't
give up 'try again. If you fail on one
hand in meeting your wants, 'try again,
The laborer has a hard time. Just at
this period everything he consumes is high,
and cash and his labor is low, and but
poorly paid. Doubtless many nre dispos
ed to yield in despair and say to themselves
they cannot get ulong- Hoot awa', man,
upand at it. Try again. Stop all tho
little leaks where money goes out, econo
mise, get what work you can if you fail
once, try again. Never be discouraged,
and above all Dover try to feel rich on a
'dime.' The poorest way in the world to
get rid of sorrow or trouble is to try to
drown them. They will not bo drowned.
The moment you plunge them under the
fire-water, you open the Pandora box and
all the ills of life fly out in quick succes
sion. No, no. Keep trying try again.
Meet the enemy of difficulty, of want, and
of trial, with a bold frout.aud you will con
quer. Whatistrueof the material is of tho
spiritual world. Often the spirit will feel
oppressed under the trials and temptations
oflife. Holiness will lose its beauty
heaviness will rest upon the wings of the
soul, and even the thought of heaven it
self clouded and covered as with an etern
al pall. But despair not. Try again, nnd
you will throw off the leaden weight, you
will raise above tho cloud into the pure
sunlight of tho immortal and the true.
Never yield. Try again, and while life
lasts the trial will be a help, a surety of
success, and a glory of the highest and
most beautiful type.
Thus philosophises the Wheeling Ga
zette, and we' heartily endorso tho good
common sense put forth in it. There is no
doubt but a little prudence and economy,
coupled with determined industry and per
severance, will enable any one to pass
comfortably through the prosent hard times
and high prices.
A Beautiful Incident. A naval offi
cer being nt sea iu a dreadful, stony, his
lady was sitting in the cabin near him, and
filled with alarm for tho safety of the ves
sel, was so surprised at his composuro and
serenity that sho cried out:
'My dear, aro you not afraid? How is it
possible foi you to be so calm in such a
He rote from his chair, rushed to the
deck, drew his sword, and pointing it to the
breast of his wife, exclaimed:
'Are you not afraid?'
She instantly answered. 'No.'
Why?' said the officer.
'Because,' rejoined the lady, 'I know
this sword is in the hands of my hus
band, and ho loves mo too well to hurt
Then,' said he, 'remember I know, in
whom I believe, and that he who . holds
the wind in his fist and the water in the
hollow of his hands U my father.'
From the Macoupin, III., Statesman.
EIGHTEEN VEAUS CAPTIVE A9IOSG
We were visited, a few days ago, by a
man by the narao of Joseph Barney, who
says that be is in search of a son, whom he
supposes to live somewhere near Alton.
He made his escape, on tho Uth of last
May, from the Flat Head Indian, near the
head of Flat Hea l River, in Oregon. Ho
s.ated that he had been with this tribe of
Indians eighteen years. We listened for
some length of time to his history, many
portions of which are truly thrilling. He
was taken prisoner in 103O, on the Upper
MissourPriver, while in the employ of a
tur company, lie is a native oi Trance,
and speaks English but poorly; but we give
what he communicated to us as nearly as
possible. He was in company with a man
named John Robertson, both of whom were
captured. They attempted to defend them
selves, and killed two Indians, but they
Were overpowered there being twenty-
nvc liiaians ta contend with. They wore
secured hand and foot, and placed on po
nies, ana siartea to the north westward,
and traveled five weeks, when they came
to tho hunting grounds of the tribe, where
they were given up to the chief, who shook
hands with them, and manifested much joy
atthoir capture. They were unbound and
confined iu a hut, where they were fed, but
not allowed to escape. The chief offered
them his two daughters if they would mar
ry and remain with the tribe. Finding
escape utterly impossible for the time be
ing, the terms were accepted, and the
marriage took place. The fruits of this
marriage were two children, both of which
are still living; a daughter of sixteen, and
a son of fourteen, both of which he left
with the tribe. Two years ago, Robert
son attempted to escape, but was retaken.
scalped, and burned alive, leaving three
children with tho tribe. Seven years ao-o.
Barney attempted to escape, but was re
captured, and would have been put to
death but for the interposition of his wife.
who was the daughter of the chief. Dur
ing the time of his captivity, Barney states
that he was engaged with "his tribe in three
battles two with the Black Feet, nnd one
with a tribe the namo of which wo do not
know in ono of which he says over sev
enty Black Feet were killed.
The most of tho time of his captivity he
lived at the head of the Columbia river,
nnd, at times, as far upas the head of Flat
Head river. During these eighteen years,
he saw neither salt, bread, potatoes, coffee,
tea, or any thing of the kind, living upon
meat of moose, deer, skunk, rattlesnake,
turkey, prairie-hen, ike. At the time he
made his escape, he was near Lake Supe
rior, about sixty miles from a trading post
of tho American Fur Oompnny. The Chief
(his father-in-law) was a.doetor, nnd on
tho lfith of May loft.; and whilo he was
gone, Uarncy succeeded m making nil the
Indians dead drunk with tho whisky which
had just been received, giving one and a
half pint to each Indian. After they were
asleep, he took his bow nnd arrow, toma
hawk, pipe, two and a half pounds tobac
co, flint and steel, and two and a half pounds
of meat, being all there was in the hut.
He started and traveled all night, having
his dog along; the next morning he killed
the dog, to prevent his returning to give a
clue tohis trace.
About 1 1 o'clock tho same day, when
about 35 miles off, he was overhauled by
his father-in-law's (the chief's) dog, which
ho killed with his bow and arrow, and car
ried his carcass away from the path, and
then concealed himself in the brush.
While he was thus concealed, tho chief
passed by him; ns he passed, tho chicfinut-
tered to himself, in his langnrge "1 will
pass this mountain, nnd at the foot ofitl
will take the left hand." Overhearing
this, Barney availed himself of this infor
mation, following tho chief to the foot of
tho mountain, ho found, sure enough, that
ho had taken the left hand road, which he
nsceitained by the track of his pony, llo
continued his journey to tho cast until a
bout two hours before daybreak on the
next morning, when he sat down, fatigued
and hungry ; after daylight, he killod a rat
tlesnake, eight feet four inches in length,
which he toasted and ate for breakfast.
He kept on tho samo direction, when, a-
bout 6 o'clock, he was overhauled by his
brother-in-law's dog, which ho killed im
mediately, and passed on. On tho next
day, about 5 o'clock, ho was overhauled by
another dog belonging to the tribe, which
he dispatched in tho same manner as the
others, after which he proceodod without
any molestation, traveling four days with
out daring to build a fire only in the day.
Ho was seven weeks traveling before he
camo to any tribe of Indians, during which
time he had spent one week in dispair, not
traveling or expecting ever to reach a hab
itation of whites.
At tho end of tho above time, ho cams
to a tribe which 1 e calls tho Tomahawks.
Ho was kindly treated by them. For fear
of being taken again, ho assured them that
he belonged to the Flnt Heads, and was in
search of two crazy Indians, who had made
their escape. After asking some quostions
in English about the "crazy Indians," he
derjartod, and after nine miles travel, camo
to the Missouri river,
logs and crossed over,
Ho made a raft of
he continued his journey nine
weeks be -
fore he arrived at White Lake, in Minne-
sola, during all of which time he had sub
sisted upon game, which ho had killed
with his bow and arrow. He remained
thore three days, and sold his accoutre
ments for clothing, and then made his way
for this State. Ho arrived here in the
Barney is a man of considerable intelli
gence, and seems to have a vivid recollec
tion of nearly all that passed during his cap
tivity. He seems familiar with iiidianlife,
and gives many of their signs for determ
iningcoursos, cures of disease, &e. He
would like to see his children again, but
would rather forego tho pleasure than to
go back and remain with the tribe. He
was married soon after became to this
country, and lived in Ostego county, New
York, where his wife died, after which he
was employed by the Fur Company. He
is sixty-three years old, but still seems ac
tive and hardy. He describes the country
where he has been, as being the hand
somest be oversaw. Truly, he has "seen
the elephant!" and if his history is correct,
he can tell of more trials, tribulations ard
adventures; than any one now living.
IVcw Central American Republic.
Ihc expedition of Col. Kinney and his
Tellow adventurers to the Mosquito Terri
tory for the establishment of a new Central
American Republic has assumed a consist
ency that shows that it will soon become
one oi mo actual tacts of the age. A grant
oi we greater portion of the Mosquito Ter
ritory was mule many years since by the
King of the Mojitoes to Samuel Shepherd
and twoasocia es f. r a pecuniary consid
eration.amounting to about thirty thousand
pounds.and it is under a transfer of that ti-
tle.that the present company, consisting of
some inirty gonuemen, among whom are
Senator Cooper.of Pennsylvania.and Wil
liam Cost Johnson, of Maryland.are acting.
Col. Kinnt goes outas the agent and rep
resentative of this company. He is well
known as the leader of the Texan Rangers
in the Texan struggle, and is noted for his
resolution and energy. The members ofihe
expedition will number about a thousand,
and each will reeoive.on landing.a certain
allotment of land from tho company's pos
sessions. All pretence of fillibusiering in
connection with the enterprise is disclaim
ed. The design of the parties to the enter
prise is explained to be, to found a new in
dependent republic on tho Mosquito coast;
then to take measures for a convention from
tho republics of Nicarugua, Honduras. San
Salvador, Costa Rica, Vcragua and New
Grenada, in order to adopt a Federal Con
stitution nnd establish a Government, a
nalogous to that of the North American
Itis stated that themo3t enlightened men
in these various countries are decidedly in
favor of the undertaking, and havo confi
dence in its practicability. The lands orig
inally ceded to fehephcrd and his as?o-
ciatcscomprise about thirty millons of acres
and its trausfcr to the present owners has
been pronounced by high legal authority to
be pertcctly valid. 11 successful in forming
a convention with the States mentioned
abovo.thenew Republic would extend over
anaeraof five hundred thousand souaro
miles. The enterprise, if it can be peace
fully an J legally carried oat, promises to be
of immense benefit to Central America, as
well as to our own country. It would give
value to territory that is now almost useless
provide stable institutions for a country that
has been desolated by revolutions and
changes, and settle for ever the troublesome
questions between our own government
and that of G.-cat Britain, of which Central
America has been the fertile cause. The
only opposition arises from Nicaragua, the
government ot which claims proprietor
ship of the sou ceJeJ, and threatens to
protjst to our own and other governments
against the allieged invasion of her rights.
In regard to thisphaseof the case tho Wash-,
ington Union says:
If the government of Twcarngna shall
object to the enterprise, it will present a
question between tho colonists and that
government, with which the United Stales
will have no connection, I he colonists do
not violate any laws in voluntarily cxpatri
ating themselves an! seeking a residence
iu Central America. They will not go as
an organized military association, but as
individuals, upon their own responsibility,
and at their own risk. They do not con
stitute a secret band of adventurers, but
they make their claim to the soil in open
day, point to the evidences of their title,
and avow their plans nnd purposes in tho
most public manner. Their expedition is
purely peaceful and undertaken in no spir
it of aggression. They do not go as Amer
ican citizens, either instigated or encour
aged to emigrate by our government, but
they voluntarily determine to change their
residenco nnd citizenship, and to do so
publicly nnd peacefully. In this view wo
cannot see that our government can be
complicated in any way in the enterprize.
But, to avoid all misrapprehensions, it is
proper to remark that we know nothing of
tho views of our government on the sub
ject, and the sentiments weexprcss are our
own. Hauimore American.
. Scholars. No ono can be made a scho
lar; almost all persons can make them
selves scholars. Labor-saving machines
do not apply to the mental world in the
same senso ns to the physical. It is not a
mong vast libraries, surrounded by nume
rous teachers and professors, that prodi
gies of learning are. produced. The per
son who in youth learns to exercise his
own powers of mind, is sure to turn out a
scholar, and a useful, practical man, if he
lives to themiddle period of life. It ho coos
not learn to think for himself, as well as j
to read books and receive facts from others,
ho will never become really learned. Who
ever heard of a schollar r.niilo by loetiuvs,
or by teachers in any form? Has not ev-,
ery scholar who has yet appeared in tho
world became such by his own efforts ,
by personal application by the patient ami
persevereing useof tho machinery within ;
lumT Who ever heard ot a hereditary
learning, or of ideas manufactured liko cot-
i , -. t . , . mi .
I n clomT y 8Urara 01 wator P?w" V t u"
I hl3toryf American colleges for tho last
. . I sV.-Tl 4l.na A..
i jmutb iut. etu-
Kn ? who perform the most mental labor
for themselves, nnd not thoso who hoar the
greatest number of professors, make the
strongest and most valuable men." A largo
library is another faculty in e Im-atum,
which by abuso is likely to do injury lo the
students. A great reader, and especially
a miscellaneous reader, is sclJom a good
scholar or useful man. Jit may have at
large mass of materials collected but .he
has no power to use them, either for him-
self or his fellow men. His mind is a mere
lumberyard, and himself an intellectual
miser a blank in the beautiful aud liar-
monious creation around him.
is tho great commanding pas-
sion. . It is this that produces tho most
grand nnd heroic deeds or impels to the
most dreadful crimes. Save me but from
this passion, And I can dofy the others.
mi t - I..... : -
are mere urchins but this is a
What Way b Ours.
Thou that dost pine, indeed,
For wealth more precious lhaa rich (jiaa or geld,
Lean, bow to seek II ere thy heart grows cold;
And take this for thy creed;
ftot who lores us, but bow we lore are ours.
So abalt Ikou knowthy yet nudreamed-of powers.
Be thine no doubling mind;
More than thlna eager bands caa grasp,
More than th'.n outstrelch-d arm. era ctesp,
Tin. j uuedoat.and ahull Cud.
Thy treasures sh&n be countless and unknown.
Thou shall break off the rhains
That bind thee to the present; for, though Time,
Between us and hie alder-born, uproars.
Like a huge bulwark, days and mouths and year
The bead of brotherhood remain;
And o'er thai towering wall ,if j will can climb.
Thus, more than those wliosliaru
With iheu the gutile air,
Shsll yield to the strong mafic of the spell
That lies lu lure, and io tfcy heart Ji-ll dwell.
And di.tance shall not limit thy deep lore.
If from the human Sowars that Courlsb there
Uoine wanderer chance, like Saab's gentle dnre,
To lliee a token of their b! ox.m to bear.
Yar-o3 their home may be,
Ei-neath the glory of aa easterner,
Or where bright Ul:s amid blue waters lie
And thou msy'.l nerer see
To 3 forma that are tbair spirit" earthly shrine)
Bjloh! if Uioaeanst lore them, they are Ibitte
Ye,t llili.e to Joy in, thine to prizj,
To weep fur If dark ) jars
Should dim Hie light tlial on them Let
Cut thsy ars worth thy tears!
And as wilhla thy heart Ihy treasure grows,
1 bink w hence all good, aU truth, all beaut) Sows;
For Lore, th'adoptire spirit wasunlgifja
Tv Snd all wcatthoa eartk.dr seek foe none in heaves'
A MotUci'tf Lore,
Bright upon the altar of every heart
should bum the holy fire of a Mother'
love- Akin is it to that of Dei y itself, fill
ing the sotil with holy aspirations, which
lead us heavenward, and te ach us that be
yond ihe daikness of the sombre grave, iu
fullness shall he only ftlf.
Black, indeed, is that soul that has not
some time known tl e soothing comfort of
a "other's love. When bowed down by
care, or racked with pain, has not ti e gen
tle voice of thy sainted Mother whispered
sweet comfort and ministered like an an
gel of mercy to thy relief? In moments- of
reflection, and when alone, has not memory j
brought back ti c gentle echoes of her
voice, which, falling upon tl.ino ear, like j
the murmuring of the gentle brooklet be
nea'.h the culm soft moon-light; or the dul
cet strains of the a;oliano softest cadence
bathed thy sonl in bliss, and given thee a
peep into the brightness of Heaven, which
she awaits to share with thee?
Gentle reader, if thy mother live, lore,
cherish, honor and obey her; and by acts
of kindness smooth her path to the "grave,
whither thou goest!"
If she live in etemi'y, remember l.er un
dying love for thee! Remember her saint
ed look as she knell by thy bedside and
poured out at the throne of the everlasting,
her heart's most earnest praj er for thy hap
piness present and to come! Remember
this, and show by every net of thine that
thy mother "being dead, yet speaketh"
unto thee with a voice of an unsullied and
THE IILACK-EILD BOY.
Two or three years ago, I went into a
town in the State of New Hampshire, to
give a temperance leclu'.e. . There were a
good many persons in the town who drank
intoxicating liquors. I3ut many came to
hear me, and 1 noticed, just as 1 commenc
ed speaking, a little black eyed boy, just a-
bout seven years old, who came into ihe
hall, und sat down near the door. Ho list
ened very attentively; and when 1 spoke
of the cruel trea'meiit of wives nnd chil
dren from intemperate men, I saw him
more lhaa once take his handkerchief nnd
wipe away the tears. I told them the pledge
would prevent all tLis.and make them kind
and pleasant; and told the children to sign
i ii nicy would prosper and be happy in
the world. This little fellow was the first
to put his name down, nnd when I asked
them vi,o ho was. ll.ev told me he was '
bhti k-eyed Joe, and that his father was one!
of tho worst drunkards iu town.
It was his custom every morning to min
gle rum and sugar with water, and pass it
around to every one of the children, who
took a little, as well a their father and
mother. Ilo would drink again nt cloven
, " . . . . .
o ciocK, at noon-time, at lour o clock, and i
at supper time, so that when evening came
he would always be intoxicated, cruel and
revengeful; sometimes he would beat his
wile, and sometimes his children, or shut
them out in cold storms. It was this that
made Joseph weep when I told of cruelty
to children, and it was this that induced
him to sign ihe pledge.
He went home from the meeting nnd
determined to keep his resolution. The
next morning, as usual, the father took out
the brown jug, mixed the pitcher of poison
and handed it to Joseph first. Ho shook
, is head, and declined tnking it.
Drink, Jo.i!' said his father. .
"1 do not wish any again, sir,' replied
His father looked at him for a moment,'
and then said, roughly, 'Did you goto)
that temperance meeting, Joe;
'Yes sir,' ho replied
'Did you sign the pledge?' . - -'Yes,
What did you do that for, Joe?'
'Because, father,' said Joe, hesitatingly,
'if ever I am a man, I do not want to be as
yon are.' .
His father blushed, turned pnlc, stood
confused a moment, and then opened tho
door nnd dashed both jugand pitcher into
' i ou shall have a lather that you won i
, be ashamed to belike
From that hour ho hasnotlakenanytliing,
that can iutoxicato; and is happy himself
and renders his family happy besides; and
I will vcuture to say that Joseph will have
j an answer ready for any ono who asks him
'What good will it do to sign the pledge?"
'Uncle Ed ward.you may put my name
, . . . t . 1 1 .1 i, ., r.
wn.'said Henry 'and I thank you for.,
.telling me that story. . ,
Sosaying,he put on his skates.and went
upou tho ice with a swill motion, io wu
the story of black-eyed Joe to his compan
ions. If thou hast fear of those who com
mand thee, spare those who obey thee
WHOLE KO 1526
I'llfl. Wt fa u w (
Ihe followinjr .ImpW and unvarniJ
story is stricily truev It is giVea M
horticultural iuni, to illustrate the tro-;
o'ress in early life of a young hortical
tarist in that branch of industry. .
fourteen years ago last May, on Satur
day at noon, a boy called at my dwelling
house, to tell strh wherries. 'He was of
slender form, apparently about fourteen
years of age, with a bright and intelligent
countenance. The fruit was boautifnl and
tempting, but I lmd bought enough at
market in the morning for dinner and for
tea, and refused to purchase more. He"
observed that strawberries had just
been picked from the vines, and would
keep for th; Sunday. My wife was much
pleaied with his gentle and. pleasant man
ners, and decided at once to purchase, and
'o engage a daily supply from him for the
cason. Iron inquiry we learned that,
with his father anJ young brother, he cul
tivated vegetables and fruit to sell in the
Cincinnati market, on a small place near
Newport Kentucky, that he had a taste
for horticulture and for books, and that no
effort was spared to improve his knowl
edge in both. In summer he cultivated
the soil, in winter the mind.
For threa years wero regularly sup
plied by this boy, from the earliest to the
latest period of tho season, with strswber
ries freshly gathered, of fine quality, and
at moderate prices; then with raspberries
Tho fourth year we missed him on his
acenstomed round, and feared that w
slionl J see him no more. My wife felt dis
appointed a guod deal about it.
He wai bo intelligent and obliging, eo
gentle and engaging in his manners, that
she ha 1 taken a great fa. icy to him. Be
side nil tins, where could we supply our ta
ble with such fine strawberries, brought
daily to the house? Various inquiries
were mid, btit mKhing could be heard of
him. Sho only knew his Christian name:
the other, if she ever heard it had escaped
her memory. She recollected to have ob
served an occasional hectic flush on hia
cheek, and feared that the fell destroyer,
consumption, had marked him for its own.
Poor boy! she said, we shall never see
him again, he has run his race, and will
soon be forgotten.
Years had p-tssed away and we had eeas-
ed to speak ef him, when one day a youngs
man of genteel appearance called at my
?tore and, presenting his hand, asked if
remembered him.'. In-the hurry and bus
tle of business life, one forms so many ac
quaintances that it is nit easy to recollect
every name or face at first sight. I there
fore answered that I did not. He replied
that when a boy he u?ed to supply us with,
strawberries, and he then inquired kindly
for my wife and children.
He stated that, by dilige nce in his hor
ticultural pursuits, he had saved some mon
ey and was then interested in a small store
in a neighboring town. I was delighted
to see lum.and to hear of his prosperity .and,
gave him a cordial invitation to my house
but he pleaded want of time, and departed.
On reaching home in the evening my wife
was much pleased to hear that her young
triend the 'Strawberry Boy' was living and
well, but felt rather slighted at his not
calling to se her.
Two years ago, when I saw him again,
he was comparatively - rich, worth some
fifty thousand dollars, had married the
daughter of a late . distinguished lawyer,
and bad purchased and was then residing
in his fine mansion, iu one of the cities op
posite our own. Occupied in business of
public trust nd responsibility, he lives
respected and esteemed by ail his neigh
bors. He 13 well known to many of our
citizens of Cincinnati. With all this pros
perity, he has the good sence to remember
that he wss. once tho little 'Strawberry
Boy,' and, no doubt, feels prouder of being
the architect of his own for.une, from that
foundation, than if he bad inherited ten
times as much from his ancestor. Uorti-
Another Ikr.ow Nothing.
Com. Stockton, of New Jersey, a prom
inent Democrat, and, ftr six years, a Sena
tor in Congress from that Stote, has writ-
fan a tiillar fa M, T?iV .liinr.lt ftf TVtlminrr-
" " , . ;,.',,. P
". Unaware, whorem ce luiiy commiis
u,mself J? thf. doctrine of the American
Party- We clip a few paragraphs from hi.
'e"cr' wui "'-J """
Locofocoism is tending.
But as I approved of the prinsiples bf
the American party when in its infancy,
I am unwilling that it should be believe!
now, when it exisU in the vigor of man
hood, that I hare become derelict to those
principles, or that I can refuse, on any
proper occasion, to avow myself an Amer
ican Democrat, or shrink from the fratern
al recognition of those who espouse my prin
ciples, no mat'er under what designation
they may have formerly acted, ft o, Sir;
tho history of our couutry, since I first
approved your principles, has only
strengthened and connrmea me opinions
which I entertained at the period to which
you refer. . ,
To your first interrogatory, therefore,
I answer and say: I am in favor of con
fining all execututivo and administrative'
functions of office to American-born.
In relation to your second interrogator)',
I answer that I am in favor of "an exten
sion of the period of residence previous to
naturalization, (o at least twenty-one years,
oi a total repeal of the naturalization laws,,
as, iu the wisdom of the people, may seem
fit." . . '
Demagogues should no longer bo per
mitted to manufacture hordes of freshly
imported aliens into vptcrs, to nullify the
voice of Americans iu the ballot-box.
The Corrupt rivalship of parties for the
purchase of . foreign-born voters .must;
cease. It .never wi(J eeasc, however. n-
til the swarms' of emigrants who montn-
iv land on our 6 ores wau ceni v i ,
itical marliet, to lh6.higl jj
shores shall cease to be
We should, manage our fortune as we do
our health enjoy it when ,-good, boae-
treat when it is bad, And never apH;
lent remedies, except itLrtresgi.dttii,rwa-