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Thursday Moral Hf Feb. I, 1855
THE iAtKEMT OF THE HUSH EII--;-
, Portraying lha feellnjrt otan Irish peasant previous
to his leaving home.culllrig op tlio scenes of his you'll
undartho painful reflection of havlug burled his wife
mud child, and what his fooling! will be In America:
I'm sitting ou the stllu, Miry,
Where we eat side by side,
Onabrlirln M:vy niorolnfftoiig ago, .
When first you wore roy brido,
The com woe springing freih and green,
, And lha lark sung lend and hlirh,
.1 And the rod wason lliy lip, Mary,
And tlio lore llghtli. your eye.
The placets little changed, Mary,
Tho duy as bright as than; .
The lark's loud song is in, my ear,
' And the corn is green again.
,' But I miss the soft clasp efyour hand,
And yourbro:ith worm on my choek,
' And I still keep llitenlng for the words,
"You never more may peuk.'"
'TIs but a step down yondor lnne.
And the littlo church stands near;
The church where we wero wed, Alary,
1 soe the spire from here.
But the graveyard lies between, Mary
And my atep might break your rest,
' For I'voluld you ilurlinr down to sleep
With your baby on jour breast. . .
l'uj very lonely now, Mary, .
For the poor make no now friends;
' But Oh, they love tlio bjtter far
The few our Father sends.
And you wore ull I had, Mary,
My blessing and my pride;
: There's nothing left to cure for now,
Since my poor Alary died.
Tour's was the brave good heart, Mary,
That still koptUoning on.
When the trust in God had loffniy soul,
Aud my arm's young strength had gune,
. There was eorafortevur on your lip,
And tno kind look on your brow;
1 bless you for tliatsuui.1, May,
Though you cuu't hoar mo now.
I ihank you for that patient smile,
' Vliso your heart was at to break.
When the hunger pulu was gnawing there,
And ynu hidiiTurray suko.
I blossyou for the pleasant word,
Whou your h:irt was ead and sore;
OU. I'm ttuuikfdl you uro gono, Mury, -Wluro
grin cau't reach you mor.
v I'm bidding you a long farewell,
My Mtiry kind and true,
,- But I'll not forgjt you darling,
In the laud I'm going ta.
They atty tliore's broad and work'for all,
Aud the sunshines always there,
But I'll not forget Old IroUud,
" Were It llrty Union as f.dr.
" And often in those grand old wood
I'll sit and shut my eyes,
. And my heart will travel buck again
' To the place where Mury lius,
And I'll think I ssi :hu little stile,
Whore we sat sldo by side,
And the spriuging corn, and tiie bright May morn
' Whon flnt on wero my brldo. ,
It was an idea of Doctor Franklin's if.
not a settled opinion, that a mother might,
by a kind of instinct of natural affuction,
recognize her child ron, oven though she
. had Tost the recollection of their features.
And on a visit to his native town of Bos-
' ton, he determined toascortain by experi
met whether his theory was correct or
,"' not.' .
., On a bloak and chilly day in the month
of January, thp Doctor, late in tho , after-
iioon, knocked on the door of his mother's
house and asked to speak with Mrs. Frank
lin. He found the old lady kuitting be-
'. fore the parlor fire. He introduced him
self, aud observing .that he understood
- she entertained travelers, requested lodg
ings for the night.
. She eyed him with that cold look of dis
approbation which most poople .assume
who imagine themselves insulted by being
supposed to eiorciso an employment which
they deem a degree below their real Occu
pation in life. She assured him ho had
!.besn misinformed she did notkecp a tav
ern, nor did she keep a house to entertain
strangers. It was true, she added, that
' to oblige some members of the Legislature,
she took a small number of them into her
,' family during the session; that she had
four members of tho Council and six of
the House of Representatives, who then
boarded with hor, and that all her beds
Having said this she resumed her knit-
ting with that intense application which
: Bait), as forcibly as action could, if you
have concluded your business, the sooner
you leave the house the better. ' But on
the Doctor's wrapping his coat about him,
affecting to shiver, And observing that tho
weather was very , cold, she pointed to a
chair and gave him. leave to warm himself.
The entrance of boarders prevented all
'further conversation. Coffee was' soon
served, and he partook with the family.
To the coffee, according to the good old
custom of the times, suooeeded a plate of
. pippins, pies, and a paper of tobeceo, when
the whole company formed a cheerful smok
" jngserai-circle before the fire. .
Perhaps no man ever possessed colloqui
al powers in a more fascinating degree
than Doctor. Franklin, and never was there
an occasion on which he displayed them
. to better advantage than the present one,
. lie drew the -attention of the company by
the solidity of his modest romarks, instruct
ing them by the varied, new and striking
. lights in which he plaoed his subjects, ana
delighted them with apt illustrations and
Thus employed, the hours passed mer
rily along until supper was announced.
Mrs. Franklin, busied with her household
affairs, supposod tho intruding stranger
had left the house immediately after coffee,
an J it was with difficulty she taw him seat
himself at the table with tho freedom of a
member of the family.
Immediately after supper, she called au
elderly gentleman, a member of tho Coun
cil, in whom she was accustomed to confide.
lo another room, complained bitterly of the
rudeness flf tllA Kt.rn.nn'Ai- trtM Ilid mnnnur
. of his introduction to Tier Louse, observed
that .'c seemed like an outlandish sort of
jUe thought he had something
very suspicious !" his appearance; and sho
coneludod.by soliciting ier friend's advice
as to the way in which she Gould most
easily rid herself of his presence. The old
gentleman nssui'ed her that the stranger
was surely a young man of good education,
aud, to all appearances, a gentleman that,
perhaps, being in agrecablo company, he
paid uo attention to tho lateness of the
hour. Ho advised her to call tho stranger
aside and repeat her iuability to loci ere him.
She accordingly sent her maid to him, and
with as much complacency as she could
command, she recapitulated the situation
of her family, observed that it grow lato,
and mildly intimated ho would do - well to
seek lodgings. .
The Doctor replied that ho would by no
means incommode her family, but with her
leave he would smoke one nioro pipo with
hor boarders, and then retire. -
He returned to the company, filled his
pipe, and with the first whiff his conversa
tional powers returned with double force.
He recounted the hardships endured by
their ancestors; he extolled, their piety,
virtuo and devotion to religious lreedoni.
Tho subjoct of the day's debate iu the
House of Representatives was mentioned
by ono of the members.' A bill had been
introduced to extend the prerogatives of
tho royal governor. Tlio. Doctor immedi
ately joined in the discussion, supported
the colonial rights with new' and forcible
arguments, was familiar with the names of
the influential men in the Housewhcn Dud'
ley was governor; recited their speeches,
and applauded their noble defense of the
charter of rights.
During a discourse sc appropriately in
teresting to the delighted company, no
wonder the clock struck cloven unporceiv
ed by them. Nor was it a. wonder that
the patience of Mrs. Franklin became en
tirely exhausted. Sho now entered tlio
room and addressed tho Doctor before tho
whola company, with a warmth glowing
with a determination to be her own pro
tectress. She told him plainly that she
thought herself imposed on, btit that she
had friends who would defend her, and in
sisted that he should immediately leave
The Doctor made a slight apology and
deliberately put on his great coat and hat,
took polite leave of tho company, and ap
proached the street door, attended by the
mistress and lighted by the maid.
While the Doctor and his companions
had been enjoying thcniclves within, a
most tremendous storm of wind and rrtin
had occurred without, and no sooner had
the maid lifted the latch than a roaring
north-caster forced open the door, extin
guished the light, and almost tilled the en
try with drifted snow and hail. - As soon
as the candle was relighted, tho Doctor
cast a Vvoful look toward the door and thus
addressed his mother:
'My duitr matiam, can you turn me out
in this storm? I am a stranger in this
town aud will perish in tho street. You
look like a chai ilablo lady I . should not
think that you could turn a dog from your
house this cold and stormy night.'
' 'Don't talk of charity,' replied his moth
er; 'charity bogius at home. It is your
own fault, not mine, that you have tarriod
so long. - To bo plain with you, sir,' I do
not like eithor your looks or your conduct,
and fear yoa have somo bad dosign iu thus
intruding yourself into my family:'
The warmth of this parley ltjtd drawn
tho company from the parlor, and by their
united interference tho stranger was per
mitted to lodge in the house; and as- no bed
could bo had, ho consented to rest in tho
oasy chair before tho parlor fire.
Though the boarders appeared to con
fido in tho stranger's honesty, it was not so
with Mrs. Franklin. With suspicious cau
tion she collected her silver spoons, pepper-box
and porringer from her closet, and
after securing her parlor door by sticking
a fork over the latch, carried the ' valu
ablcs to her chamber, charging the negro
man to sleep with his clothes on, to take
the great cleaver to bod with him, aud to
waken and seize tl o vngT.mt at the first
noise ho should make in attempting to plun
der. . ..
Mrs. Franklin rose before the sun, rous
ed the domestics, and was tjuito agreeably
surprised to find her terrific guest quietly
sleeping in bis chair. She awoke him with
a cheerful good morning; inquired how he
had rested, and invited him to partake ot ,
hor breakfast, which was always served
previous to that of hor boarders.
'And pray, sir, said Mrs. franklin, 'as
you appear to be a strangor in Boston, to
what distant country do you belong!
.'I belong, madam, to the colony of Penn
sylvania, and rosido in Philadelphia.'
, At tho mention of Philadelphia, the doc
tor declared he for the first time perceived
something like emotion in her.
-.'Philadelphia!' said she, while ine ear
nest anxiety of a mother suffused her eyo;
why, if you live in Philadelphia perhaps,
you know my Bon?' .. -Who,
'Ben Franklin, my dear Bon. Oh, how
I would give the world to see him 1 He- is
the dearest son that ever blessed a mother.'
What! is Ben Franklin the piinter.your
son? Why he is my most inlimato friend.
He and I worked together and lodged in
the same room.' . .
'Oh! Heaven forgive mo! exclaimed the
lady, raising her tearful eyes 'and have I
suffered a friend of my son Ben to sleep up
on this hard chair, while I myself rested
upon a $oft bed!' . .
Mh. Franklin then told hor unknown
LANCASTER OHIO, THURSDAY. MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1855
guest that though lie had been ubient from
ncr ever since uo was a child, eh could
not lau 10 Know him among a thousand
strange laces; lor there was natural feel
g in ine oreasi oi every mother, which
sho knew would enable hor, without tho
possibility of a mistake, to recognize Ltr
ou.i in any uisguiso no might assume.
l'ranklin doubted, aud look leave to dis
pute his mother's prop jsition on the pow
er of natural feeling. Ho said ho had tried
this 'natural feeling' iu his own mother
and found it deficient in the power she as
cribed to it.
And did your mother,' inquired she,
not know you? or if sho did not mm to
know you, was there not in her LinJnm to
you, an evidence that she saw something
in youra,poaranco which was dear to her,
so that sho could not resist treating you
with particular tenderness and afTeotion?'
'-No, indeed,' replied Frauklin. 'she nei
ther knew me, nor did she trr nr m ;.i,
the least symptom of kindness. She would
have turned me out of doors but for the in
terposition of strangers. She could hardly
bo-persuaded to allow mo to sit at her ta-
ble. I knew I was in my mother's house,'
auu naa a claim upou her hospitality; and,
therefore, you may suppose, whe'nshepre
emptoiily commanded mo to leave the
house, I was in no hurry to obey.'
'Surely,' interrupted his mother, 'she
could not have treated you so uumotherly
without somo cause.' -
'I gave her none,' replied the Doctor.
'She would tell you herself I had always
been a dutiful son that she doated upon
mo, and that when I came to her house as
a 6tranger, my behavior wus scrupulously
correct. and rdspectful. It was a stormy
night,.iid I had been absent so long that
I had become a stranger in tho place. I
told my mother this, and yet, so littlo was
she influencod by that 'natural ' fueling' of
which you speak, that sho absolutely refus
ed me a bud, and would hardly sull'er
what sho called my presumption lu taking
a seat at tho tuble. But this was not the
worst, but no sooner was the supper ended
than my good mother told me with an air
of soleni earnestness, that I must leave
Franklin then proceeded to describe tho
scene at tho front door tho snow drift
that camn so opportunely into tlio entry
his appcalfo her 'natural feeling' ot a
mother her unnatural and unfeeling re
jection of his prayer and.finaly, hor very
reluctant compliance with the solicitations
of other persons in liij buhulf that lio be
permitted lo sleep on a chair.
Every word in this touching recital went
homo to tho heart of Mis. Franklin, who
ou! J no; fail to perceive that it was a tiue
narraivfof Ihoeveiitsof thepreco Jiiign'gl.t
iu aer ov.-it nouse anu.whi e Mie endeavored
to escape from tho self-reproach that she had
acted the part of an unfeeling mother, she
could net easily resist tho conviction that
tho stranger, who bucamo more and more control of circumstances, and the influence
interesting to her as he proceeded in his I of ether and stronger nature. There
diseour.vi, was indeed her own son. But'cinnot be a more momentous condition
when slij observed how tlio tender ex- J than that of a young woman under twen
pressiveiiess of his eves as he feeliivly re- 'tv. A fool may win hor admiration, and
eaiiitula ed tho circumstance under which
."lie attempted to turn hnn shelterless into
theatre!, her maternal conviction over
came. all remaining doubt, and. she threw
herself into his arms, exclaiming 'It must
be it must be my dear Ben!'
S!xt!i Seiitc of the B:t.
The nnimal senses aro usually consider
ed tu bo livo in number, h.: smelling,
hearing, seeing, tasting and feeling, But
besides ihese, bats are endowed with a sixth
sense, which enables tiieui, during night,
to avoid all obstacles wi thout the aidof sight.
The celebrated naturalist, Spallaniani.long
sinco found'by experiment, that bats de
prived of sight.by having wax placed over
their eyes, still avoided obstacles as per
fectly as they did wilhrtlVfcij 'entire sight.
More recently others ,f r0 tlonfiimed tho
truth of this curious faeciy various and re
peated trials, and it has also beon found
that the destruction, of hearing, as well as
of sight Biade no difference in this respect;
but that without exercise of either of these
senses, the bat would fly through apertures
just lara enough to admit it without touch
ing. Li tho course of theso experiments,
numerous small threads were drawn across
the roorj at various nnglas, and still the
bat flying aboutin every possible direction
never tuiiching ono of them even by acci
dent, II. Jardine supposod that this sense,
was lo.ljcd in the expanding sense of the
noso, but that several species want this pe-
culiar r.srve. Others had believed that
t.hn no'iilinrif.v in mipctinn rlnnAnilivl nn thai
vibrntimof the air, which striking against
the imuediment.returned a sound bv which
the bat, was warned of its direction. But
since ii' was found that doafness mado no
difference in tho facts, naturalists have
proposed no theory to account for this cu
rious oircumstanco. Homo Journal.
Tin Right kind of Preaching. rlt was
a beautiful criticism mado by Longinus up
on the offect of the speaking of Cicero and
Demosthenes. Ho says, the people would
go from one of Cicero's orations, exclaim
ing, "What a beautiful speaker! what a
rioh fine voicol What an eloquent man
Cicero is!" Then talked if Cicero, but
when they left Demosthenes, thev said:
" Let us fiiht PIditv!" Losinar s'io-ht of
tho speaker, they were all absorbed in the j society is only a broken mass of frag
subject; they thought not of Demosthenes, mcnts. How dear to the heart is that kind
hutof their countrv. So. mv brethren. ! and affectionate neighbor, who seems to be
let us endeavor to send away from our!
ministrations tho Christian.'with his mouth
full of tho praises, not of "our preacher,"
but of God; and the sinner, 'not descanting
upon tho beautiful figures and well, turned
periods ot the discourse, but inquiring,
with the brokenncss of a penitential heart,
"What shall I do to be saved?" So shall
wo be Mossed in our works and when call
ed to leave the watch-towers of our spirit
ual Jerusalem, through the vast serene,
like the doep melody of An angel's song,
heaven's approving voice shall bo heard.
Lr. Clark's Sermon. .
A wise man, said .Seneca, is provided
for occurrences of any kind; the good he
manages, the bad ho vanishes, in prosper
ity he bo tray 8 no presumption, and in ad
vsrsity he feels no despondency. '
"My mothor! nuuihood'aanstvus brow
Aud sterner cares kavu Img been mine,
Vet turn I to thee fondly kow,
As when upon lliy boson's sarlna
Ky Infant grtu& wore gonJy heta'd to rest.
And thy low whuper'd prryer my slautors
Tho cordof humansyinpathy untouched
to the word "Mother," cm vibrate to no
"concord of sweet sounds." From th
earliest cradle prayer, down through in
fancy and boyhood, to the threshhold of
man'sestate when tho parting benedic
tion rests on the son as ho fleps into the
world, and tho mother can only follow him
with her blessings the fcrirent tones, the
gushing tears, the trcroblinghopes of that
motuer burn in the memuvy, and those
sweet recollections, as a star ofhopo, guide
nis unsteaay ieeitnrougu ltie.
Hie mother draws the tendnl.of the del
icate vine of youth close to aer bcatin"
heart, aud teaches it how - to grow, nnl
where to run; and as sho guides the cling-
mg vine, so it fastens itself to tho firm pillar
of stern integrity, or trails alon-' tho devi-1
ous path of dishonor.
"Hie mother, in hor office, holds the key
Ortue soul; and she it is who Mampi the coin
Of character, thut makes the boii g.who would b a
But for her gentle cares, a Christian nssu." i
it nocus neither prose or poetry to
guo convincingly the controlling power of
the mother over the future desunv of the
Ha. the exception is rare, in which
if Ji.fli i - , .
"'"... caiiuiuiu ustu men virtu
ous and good the after life of the child
lias not beu swayed and improved bv it.
1 rue, the good seed, sown aad .watered
with the tear3 and prayers of a sainted
mother, mny long bo buried under the
toils, the cares, tho temptations of busy
l-C 1 ....
nio, anu even me lips which uttered those
prayers, and eyes which wept those tears,
may for voars rest closed in death, before
i.iuwiu!uunisreu uuriiH lorui. J ci
sooner or later the thoughtless man, or the
wayward son starts at the "still small
voice" of that mothor, whoso tones, almost
forgotten, ring out from tho dim and
dreamy past; and memories crowd upon
him and thosa long lost words touch his
ear and lie feels that a guardian spirit of
a friend whose affection faiiethnot, hov
ers over him, and ho obeys that mysterious
as year by year aud day by day,
. Somefrieod still trusted dropsaaay, .
Mother! dear Mothor! Oh! doit thou see
Uow the shortened chain brings me nearer thee!''
Yocso Womux. An eminent writer
says that very young ladies cannot be said
to have any conversation.' Experience,
i knowledge of society, acquirements gradu-
any ana imperceptibly accumulated, ara
reouisite before a person can be properly
said to converse. The female character
from its attributes, peculiarly un Jer the
! hr character becomes for a time frivulous.
Many a noble spirit in woman has been
cl.eeked by an ill-plnccd first affection;
but if she bo fortunate enough to place an
early dependence upon a worthy object,
iho tenor of her life is determined. It is
observable that in youth, women canuot
understand friendship towards men.
Girls never slop at that point. There is
always a tinge of love in their sentiments
towards intimate associates of tho other
sex. Hence the " dangerous ascendancy
acquired by their male instructors, and by
other loss attractive and less meritious in
dividuals, over women who have beon
even delicately nurtured.
TIc March to the Crave.
What a mighty procession has
marching to the grave during the last year.
At tho usual estimate, since January 1C54,
more than thirty-one millics five hundred
thousand of the world's population have
gone-down toaarth again. Place them in
a long array, and they will give amoving
column of more than ono thousand three
hundred to every mile t HU earth's cir
cumference. Only tiling ofit! ponder and
look upou this astounding ' computation!
What a spectacle as they aiove on, tramp,
Iramp.tramp, forward upon this stupendous
"Life Is short, and time is Hooting,
And our hearts, though Mrong and brave,
Still like inulllcd drums arc boating
Funoral marches to the graro."
Old Timt! I'il'Ce,
The following lines, says tho Rochester
American, may bo seen on an old clock in
i Scrantum's auction store. The clock was
'made by "Tobias & Co., Liverpool and
i London," and is a hundred years old.
Still is "jroinrr," "rroing,"like the auction
eer, and is likely to be "going" long after
the auctioneer has been "struck off" and
"gone!" . .
"( am old and worn ns my face appears,
" For 1 havo walk'dontlnieforsiuaiired 'years!
Many havo fallen since I beguo,
Many will fall ere mycourso If run!
I have turicdlht wtrli with llsaopesand fears,
in my long lone inarch ofaaunirea' yar."
Society's Cemest. Social,, affectionate
' friendship, is the only principle that in
i anv decree cements society. Without this
looking after tho health and prosperty of
all around him. Of more intrinsic value
aro the honors bestowed -on the individual
whose countenance wears the smile of un-
; feigned friendship, than all the fawning
flatteries the hero or monftrch is heir to.
JKTHenry Ward Becchcr has a quaint
way of saying things. Speakingpf tho ef
fect of the recent "cold snap," upon the
roots aud flowers he says: They are a
sleep, past all autumn-waking. The frost,
like a fierce sheriff has been in and taken
nossession. or sealed up all the effects of
the year." What a sublime metaphor is
this. In its light, one can almost se the
burly old sheriff trippincr through gaidens,
dropping everywhere . along his r path the
white writs of ejectments and"notioes to
MY 5ATIVE liOMK.
I'm back again! I'm back again!
My foot is o the b',re;
I tread the brlgut and grasay plain
Of my native horn once mora.
Hall, native ellinc! hall, native dime!
Und of the brave and free!
Though long traosrd,lbyallran8'd,
His heart eowes back to thee.
Oh. Muaic' ailgbty muilct v
'1 bou art all or oli-u on earth;
Tiwu glv'slthe lurers' moonlight ule
Aad poets' aeng their birth.
There's not a heart, however rude,
Ko .raver oae it he,
Eut hath some slender strlr g that yields
answering nou Ut thr-:
H.aha taahls rair,, cont'at anon hU fuee.
He foe ty eo.laver of a foai.ur'.l race:
Buens. l:k wrt.!a. ...
Tbu ou lo ii,. i.:- ,v , "jaugaij
In the prwent pecuniary trouble,any
a wife find au unusual necessity for prac
ticing th-j strictest economy iu household
matters. Perhaps the houso-ketmiu-r is
just to be commenced, and thejra prob
lem is, now raucu iurniture and how many
conveniences can we afford to procure.-r-A
little money must cro as far as nossibk.
Such would perhaps like to be initiated in
' niture( botll usefui aud orlfaraeiltal;
, .,. c.-.t,i ...r.. i , -'
to the art
t..,i s .. . ?
uv autiici, UUV We
seen, that cost its owners almost no'.hin"
A few boards, a little sfiffing.and a few
yards of shilling calico, put together with
ingenuity, will give a tasteful and even
ek-gautair to an otherwise barj and com
fortless room. Most of the work we shall
describe can be done by the females of the
iiriusiiol.l . nnrl w nrA ann. will .rr,.Hj
;tuem moro pleasure and comfort than the
!so - callod "ornamental" worsted work.bed-
nui t n He. n'r. fe(. Anil in
family thero is enough mechanical inge
nuity among tho boys, if not among the
girls, to do the sawiug and nailing.
Tlio Barrel Chair is a very easy and
comfortable, as well as a cheap and pretty
scat. It can be made by taking a stout
oak barrel with one end out, sawing half
through the barrel at the proper height (or
a seat.and leaving the other half full height,
rounding off the top, . for the back of the
chair. Stretch stout bagging across and
nail it firmly on for the sit, make a cush
ion to rest upon this, and if the barrel is
large enough to allow it, cushion the back
also, by tacking on sheetsof cotton batting,
which cost but a trifle at apy of tho stores,
or stuffing with any other cheap material.
Now cover tho entire chair with worsted
stuff, glazed furniture calico, or any thing
else convenient, and cover the edges with
cord, gimp, braid, or even a narrow band
of the same.
A simple Lounje can ba made by taking
a broad, thick plank, strengthening it by
na.'iiDgoo cross pieces amteraeatii, and in
serting four short legs; add a cushion filled
with any material you wish, aud add a bal
ance of thesarne to conceal tlielej. Aback
and either one or two ends may be added,
it desired, by nailing on boards and cush
ion ing them like the seat.
A Cut JJahtead many of you know how
to make, lake four sticks about four feet
long and three inches square, bora an inch
hole through the middle- of each, and put a
round stick, six feet long, through, and
pin through the ends; arrange these like
tho four leirs of a saw horse, then to form i
the sides, connect the head and foot posts
Dy nailing a rou or strip oi ooara on to
their tops; take a pieco of bagging 6 feet
by four, stretch it across and nail it firmly
on to tho side pieces. To strengthen this,
make a narrow head board, nail on a small
rod at each end, and bore holes in the side
pieces at the head to receive Ihem. By
lifting this head board out, the bedstead
can at any time be folded together and laid
aside if not wanted.
A convenient Seal for children, or for
tho garden, is made like a cot bedstead,
with tho head beard omitted. The sticks
for the seat should be one foot long; those
for tho legs, one foot six inches long.
Bind a bit of carpeting for the seat. These
aro so Hcrht, anu so easily loiaeu and car-
ripd about- with one hand, as to be very
JIan ring Book Shelves are another arti
cle of furniture easily made, and very con
venient. For a small size, take three planed
boards one-fourth of an inch thick, let
the largest' shelf be about 3 inches long
by 8 wide, the others each one inch nar
rower and two inches shorter than the one
below it. If convenient, paint, or oil and
Bore a gimlet hole in each
of the four corners, take a stont cord and
pass it down through the remaining holes
in the same end, making a knot in the cord
under each shelf for it to rest upon. Pass
a cord through the other end in tho same
manner, and tio the four ends of the cord
together a foot and a half above the upper
shelf, and hang it up. '
To make a Workstand, both light and
ornamental, procure from a carpentor an
exact octagon, (eight sides,) 10 . inches a-;
cross, made from two inch plank for tho
base, and another the same size, of one inch
plank. for the top. . Bore an inch and a
half hole in the centre of each, into which
insert a post for a standard long enough to
maKe tiie wnoie ine nuigiit oi a common
mahe uie vnoie uio mugu., o. u ; a waist,ng consumption, which is contin
tablo and cover the whole with furniture , ua y knawing at the vitals of life. How
For this purpose, sew together
bag two breadths of the calico e tch
three inches longor than the height
of the stand; now slip tn.s over t ie sianci,
and .tack tho upper end ot the clotn.smoo; i-
ly round on the edge oi tne upper pmnK;
pass a riDDon or heavy cora rouna a nttie
above or below the middle of the standard,
tying the cloth back tightly, then drawing
the lower edgo over the base plank, nail it
on to the bottom, making the whole resem
ble an hour glass. Put a little' cotton bat
ting on the top of the upper plank, and
cover that also. About 2 or 3 yards is
sufficient for the whole, unless, which is
quito desirable, pockets are added. II so,
these should be semi circular, . plain back
and "full front, drawn with a cord. Tack
one of those on each tide of the top, and
conceal the tacks with a row of braid.-1
Ohio Cultivator; -
A Word tot
Young man save that penny, pick op
that pin, let that account be correct to a
farthing, find out what that bit of ribbon
cots before you say "you will take it" -pay
that half dime your friend handed yoa
to make change with, iu a word, be etono
ruichl, beaceurata.know whatyouaredoin",
be honest an J then be ganerous, for all you
have or acquire, thus belongs to yo by
every rule of right, and you may put it to
any good use. And you will put it to a
good us, if you acquire it jastly and hon
estly, for you have a funda:iou, a back
ground which will always lcep you above
the waves of evil. It in not parsimony to
be economical. It is not rci.y-rly to save a
pin from loss. It is not stlCh to be cor
rect in vout dealicr. It in r.r.t .-t!
know the price of sr ticks yooare about to
purcha-sc, or remember the liule debt you
owe. What if you do ceet Bill Pride
decked out in a mucji Jitter suit than
yours, the price of which he' has not yet
learned from his tailor, and he laughs at
your faded dress and old fashioned notions
of hor.ty and right, your day will come.
Franklin, who from a penny saving boy,
walking the streets with a roll under his
arm, became company for king9, says:
"take care of the peanie, and the dollars
will take cure of themselves." Lafitte,
tho celebrated French banker, on leavin"
the bouse to which he fcal applied for a
clerkship was not too proud or careless to
pick up a pin. The simple pin . kid the
foundation of his immense wealth. The
wiso banker saw the act, called him back
and gave l.im employment, convinced from
this seeming small circuaistanee of his a
bility and honesty. Be just and then be
generous. Yes, be always just and trener-
ous. Benevolence is agreatduty, aheav-j
tea given privilege oy which you not only
benefit the object, but feel sensation of
joytin your own soul which is worth more,
tar more than gain. Eut you may not
give your neighbor's croods. Your own
just earnings you 6hould always share
witu me needy, out generosity can never
be measured by the amount you lavish on
a fine dress, or that you spend with your
friends to satisfy the requirements of vani
ty and folly. What if they do pat you on
the shoulder? They would do as much
to any dog that would serve them. It is
the service not yourself that gets the flat
tery, or you spend your money for nought,
certainly. Well, let the girls say you are
small, rather th-n spend the dollar yoa
need for a book. Get the book, if it is a
good one, it will tell you that no girl worth
having ever selected a man: for a bus
band for his long tailor or livery stable
bill, more than his long ears.
The Love of Home.
It is only (hallo
who either make
'distinguished oricin a
matter of personal merit, or obscure origin
a matter of personal reproach. Taunt and
scoffiing at ilie humble condition of early
life affects nobody in this country bot those
who are foolish enongh to indulge in them,
and they aro generally sufficiently punish
ed by the published reSuked. A man who
is not ashamed of hirasclf need not be a
shamed of his early condition.
It did not happen to me to be born in a
log cabin, but my elder brothers and sis
ters were born in a log cabin, raised among
the snow drifts of Jiew Hampshire, at a
period so early, that when the smoke first
rose from its rude chimney, and curled
LVer the froicn bill, there was no similar
evidence of a white mac's habitation be
tween it and the jLttlcments on the rivers
of Canada. Its remains still exist; I make
itan annual visit. I carry my children to it,
to teach them ' the hardships endured by
the generations which have gone before
them. I love to dwell upon the tender
recollections, the kindred ties, the early
affections, and the narrations and incidents
which mingle with all I know of this prim
itive family abode. I weep to think that
none of those who inhabited it are now a
mong the living; and if I ever fail in affec
tionate veneration for him who raised it,
and defended it against faVage violence
and destruction, cheiished all the domestic
virtues beneath its roof, and through the
fire and blood of seven years Revolutionary
war, shrunk from no toil, no sacrifice, to
serve bis country and to raise bis children
to a condition bettor than his own, may my
name, and the name of my posterity," be
blotted forever from the memory of man
kind. Darnel Webster.
The FrtciTS OrTHS Bible. But lately,
a Roman Catholic priest, in Belaium, re-
I buked a yonng woman and her brother for
reading that "bad book, pointing to the
Bible. ; ' '
j "Mr. Priest," replied she, "a little while
ago, my brother was an idler, a gambler, a
' drunkard, and made such a noise in the
house that no one could stay in it. Since
he began to read the Bible, he works with
j industry, goes no longer to the tavern,
no longer touches cards, brings home
' money to his poor old mother,- our life at
home is quiet and delightful. How comes
if, Mr. Priest, that a bad book produces
j such good fruits?"
Morosksess. A-morose disposition will
j assUredy jncrcae8, a disease, if it is
i not cured Siun it as voM
winning to tho
pleBsan smii0 an
f ftn afrec.iorj:ite
care-worn mind is the
d the soothing language
heart. Think of it, fair
read and ponder well the path of wis
dom A morose-tyrant is welcome to all
the honors ,lis deed8 or bis weallh M.
"Cure him. When dead socioty has no tears
to 6hed over his grave.. Peace to his ashes,
but as to his memory it is not worth pro
serving. 1 . .
As exchange says, Our junior partner
returned a pair of trowsers to his tailor
last week, because they wero too small in
the legs. "But you told me to make them
tight as your skin," said the tailor.
"True," said our colleague, "for I can sit
down in my skin, but I'll be split if I ean in
those breeobes." The tailor caved in. . '
" A little Snow, tumbled about,vanon, be
comes a mountain. '
' WHOLE NO l(53h
f !c."ie I.iCiioitcr. '
Wotdi. tlion llvat:ugi.lle kiaehlDg,
All tliyrellcseyarn!ign would still;
If, aud flower, and la.lea bee aro prem an.
Thine own sjihers, thoegh bumble, tint U ml. -
. Tuui.r ha it lean sail, that "our du
tie are like the circle of a. whirlpool, aad
the innsrmost includes houiu.'' A mod
ern writer Law deignattd borne "Leaven's
fallen sister;" and a melancholy truth lies
shrouded in those few words. Our home
influence is cot'a passbg; but au abiding
one; and all powerful for good or evil, f
peace or striiij, for happibt'as or misery.
tacli sepera'.e Cliria.ita home has been
linked to a central sun, - around which, re
volves a happy and united I.huJ of warm.
loving hearts, actin-j, Ihicking, rejoicing,
and sorrowing to''eij;i-r. Wi.ich uieiuLer
of the family trroup cau guy, I i.avc no in
fluence! V hat sorrow, or what happi-
nosu, J.es in i;i3 power (ifeacii!
"Alighted la!i.p," writes il'CUvne. "U
a very miall tLing' and i: burns talmly
and without n-jiso yet it "iveth li'hi to all
who are within th houat..' And so there
is a quiet influence, which, like tl, flnm
of a scented lamp, fills many a home with
lillhtaad fragrance. Such an infliwncA
has be n beautifully comr.-t.red to "a car
pet, soft and deep, which, winlu it diffuse '
a look of ample comfort, deadei many a
creaking sound. It is the curtain which,
from many a beloved form, wards off at
once the summer's !w and the winter's
wind. It is the pillow on which sickness
lays its head and forgets half its misery."
This tirtuence falls as tho refreshing; dew.
the invieoralintr sunbeam, the fertilizintr
shower, shining on all with the mild lustre
of moonlight, and harmonizing in ono toft
tint many of the diicoid-nt Luesof a fami
TItc Art of Tbliiklnz.
One of the beat modes of imurovinir
the art of thinking, is to think over somo
subject before you read upon it, and then
observe after what manner it has occurred
to the mind of some great master, you will
thn observe whether you have been too
rash or too timid, what you Lave omitted
and what you have exceeded, and by this
process you will insensibly catch the mau-
uer in which a great mind views a great
question, it is right to study, not only
to think when any extraordinary incident
provokes you to it, but from time to time .
to review what Las passed, to dwell upon
it, and to see what trains of tLootrlit vol
untarily prascat themselves to your mind.
it is arr.osisnpeiior cacti idkoui minds lo
refer all the particular truths which strike
them to other truths more general, so that
their. knowledge is beautifully methodized,
and a particular truth at once leads to the
general truth. This kind of understanding1
has an immense L decided superiority over
those confused heads in. which . one fact is
piled upos another, without any attempt
at classification aud arratir'aiiieut. . Scum
men always read with a pen in their Land,
and commit to paper any nw thought
which strikes the m, others trust to chance
for its appearance. " ' . ..' ,
. Which of these is the best method in tho
conduct of the understanding, must, I sup
pose, -depend a good deal upon the under
standing in question. Some men can do
without preparation others little with it;
some are fountains, others reservoirs.
My stprioua Fievideuee.
One man sucks-an orange and is choked
by a pit, another swallows a penknife and
lives; one ruus a thorn into his hand and
no bkiil can save him, another has the
shaft of a gig driven completely through.
his body and recovers; one is overtuinud.
on a smooth common and breaks his neck,
anotheris tossed outof a gig over Brighton.
Cliff and survives; one walks out on a.
windv day and moots death bv a brickbat.
-another is blows up in the air, like Lord.
ilatton in Ournsey Uastle.ard comes dowa
uninjured. The escape of this nobleman .
was indeed a miracle. An explosion of"
gunpowder, which killed fcis mother, wife,
and some of his children, and many other
persons, and blew up the whole fabric of"
the castle, lodged him in his bed on a wall
overhanging a tremendous precipice.
Perceiving a mighty disorder, (as well he
might,) he was going to leap out of his
bed to know what the matter, was, which
if he had done he had been irrevocably lost;,
but in the instant of his moving a flash of
lightning came and showed Lira the precU
pice, whereupon he lay still till tho people
came and took him down. Boston Taan-
To Whom It IQity Concern.
Men of wealth who have many children
should remember that at their death prop
erty is to b divided amongst them, mak
ing the share of each small, and that it ist
positively unjust to establish in them hab
its that great wealth a'.or.a can sustain. It
not unfrequently happens that yonngpeo
ple who have been reared in idleness by
wealthy and weak parent, soon spend
their patrimony wheti'left to themselves;
then as there are hut three ways of obtain
ing a living that is, either by . working,
begging, or stealing; and as they do not
know how to work, or would not if they
did, they naturally become either, beggars
or thieves. Lout. Jovr. " . .
GOD OF 3IY JlOTHEIt . "
Rev. Charles Morgn,of East Troy .Wis
consin, in giving an.acconntof a religion
revival in that place, says;
An inGdel of talent and respectaLilily,
under tLe power cf truth, bowed upon Lis
knees and cried in agony:
'God of my mother, have mercy upon
His mother is a devote! Christiau.in tho
State of New York.
'God of my mother!' How much is r
venlcd in thatsingleexclaniatiou how con
clusi vuly it proves that this maa had a moth
er whose faithfulnesa loft its impression on
his soul too deep to be obliterated by time
and sin. ',
JtSTMany powder their faces that their
skin may appear white; it is as a poultow
hours ' aq old hen, that it may pass for
tender chicken. ; ' '. "