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BY GEORGE W. HARLOW,
'As in water face amwereth to face, so the heart of man to man."
EDITOR 4- PROPRIETOR
VOLUME I.
KOSCIUSKO, .?!., TMiVRSR.IY, JUJLV 2, 1S1G.
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TERMS.
The Kosciusko Chronicle is published
every Thursday morning, at Two Dollars
per annum, invariably in advance.
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each subsequent insertion, twenty-five
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Advertisements not marked with the
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Any person who will procure us five
subscribers, and forward the amount (510)
shall be entitled to a sixth copy gratis.
Letters on business with the office, to
ensure attention, must be post paid or free.
Money may be sent by mail at our risk,
if a receipt is first taken from the post
master. Job work must be paid for on delivery.
The Man of Leisure.
'You'll please nol forget to ask the
place for me, sir," said a pale, blue eyed
boy, as he brushed the coat of the rich
man of leisure a ti is lodgings.
'Certainly not," said Mr.Inklin. 'I
will be going that way in a day or two.'
'Did you ask the place for me yes
terday?" said the boy on the following
day, with quivering lips, as he per
formed the same office.
"No," was the answer, "I was busy,
but I will to-day."
Heaven help my poor mother,' mur
mered lite boy, as he gazed listlessly on
the cent Mr. Inklin laid in his hand.'
The boy went home. He ran to the
hungry children with a loaf of bread he
had earned by brushing the genllemens'
coats at the hotel. They shouted with
joy, and his mother held out her hand
for a portion, while a smile flitted across
her face.
"Mother, dear," said the boy, "Mr.
Inklin thinks he can get me the place,
and I shall have three meals a day: only
think, mother, three meals, and it won't
take me three minutes to run home and
share it with you."
The morning came, and the pale boy's
face trembled with eagerness as he asked
Mr. Inklin if he had obtained the place.
"Not yet," said the man of leisure,
"but there is time enough."
The cent that morning was wet with
tears.
Another morning arrived.
"It is very thoughtless in the boy to
be here so late," said Mr. Inklin, "not
a soul to brush my coat."
The child came at length, his face
swelled with weeping.
"I am sorry to disappoint you," said
the man of leisure, "but the place in
Mr. C.'s store was taken up yesterday."
The boy stopped brushing, and burst
afresh into tears. "I don't care now,"
said he, sobbing, we may as well starve.
Mother is dead!"
The man of leisure was shocked, and
he gave the pale boy a dollar."
Mr. Inklin was taken ill. He said
often thafhe thought religion might be
a good thing and meant to look into it.
An anxious friend brought a clergyman
with him. He spoke tenderly but
seriously, lo the sufferer of eternal
truth.
"Call to-morrow," said the man of
leisure, and we will talk about those
matters."
That night the man of leisure died.
Iron City.
Roles to be Observed in Visiting
a Printing' Office. '
Enter softly.
Sitdown quickly.
Don't touch the poker.
Say nothing interesting.
Engage in no controversy.
Don't smoke.
Keep six feet from the table.
Hands off the p.ipers.
8S3T Eyes off the rhanuscript.gj
If the editor reaches you a paper, pore
over it to your hearts content, and then
be sure to lay it down again.
If the editor is abrupt or looks savage
take it for granted he is stalled and
vanish. Ex. paper.
The Pittsburg Despatch notices a
quack advertisement, headed: We chal
lenge the country!' He thinks it illegal
to give a challenge with what' may so
properly be termed 'deadly weapons.'
The Ilc&etkS.
A sprightly.rosy -checked, flaxen-haired
little girl used to sit in the pleasant eve
nings of Juneonthe marble steps, oppo
site my lodgings, when I lived in Phila
delphia, and sing over a hundred little
sonnets, and tell over as many tales, in
a sweet voice, and with an air of delight
ed simplicity, that charrm d me many a
time. Sh was an orphan child, and
commonly reported to be rich. Often
and often have I sat after a day of toil and
vexation, and listened to her innocent
voice, breathing forth notes of peace and
happiness, which flowed cheerfully from
a light In art, and felt a portion of that
tranquility steal over my bosom. Such
was Eliza Huntley when I first saw her.
Several years had elapsed during which
time I was absent from the city, when
walking alone in one of the most fash
ionable squares, I saw an elegant female
figure step into a carriage, followed by
a gentleman and two pretty children. I
did not immediately recognize her face,
but my friend, who was by my side, pul
led my elbow. Do you remember little
Eliza, who used to sing for us when we
lived in Walnut street. I. dfd remem
ber it was herself.
She used to be fond, said he, of treat
ing her little circle of friends with ro
mances herself. She came out in the
gay circle of life under the auspices of
her guardian. It was said by some she
was rich very rich but the amount of
wealth did not appear to be a matter of
publicity; however, the current, and as
we generally believed, well-founded re
port.wassufficienttodraw around her ma
ny admirers and among the number a
few serious courtiers.
She did not wait long before a young
gentleman on whom she had looked with
a somewhat partial eye, because he was
the gayest and handsomest of her lovers,
emboldened by her partiality, made an
offer. Probably she blushed and her
heart fluttered a little, but they were sit
ting in a moonlit parlor, and as her em
barrassment was more than half con
cealed she recovered, and as a waggish
humor happened to have the ascendency
she put on a serious face, and told him
she was honored by his preference, but
that there was one matter which should
be understood before giving him a reply.
"Perhaps you may think me wealthy ;
I would not for the world have you la
bor under a mistake on that point I am
worth eighteen hundred dollars."
She was proceeding but. the gentle
man started as if electrified. "Eigh
teen hundred dollars!" he repeated in
a manner that betrayed the utmost sur
prise. "Yes, madam," said he awk
wardly, ''I did understand you were
worth a great deal more but "
"No sir," she replied, "no excuse or
apology; think about what I have told
you you are embarrassed now an
swer me some other time," and rising,
she bade him good night.
She just escaped a trap; he went the
next day to her guardian to inquire more
particularly into her affairs, and receiv
ing the same answer he dropped his suit
at once.
The nex,t serious proposal soon after;
and this, loo, came from one who suc
ceeded to "a large portion of her esteem,
but applying the same crucible to the love
he offered her, she found a like result.
He too, left her, and she rejoiced in a
fortunate escape.
She sometime after became acquain
ted with a young gentleman of slender
fortune, in whose approaches she thought
she discovered more of the diffidence of
jove than she had witnessed before.
She did not check his hopes. In the
proce ss of lime, he too made an offer,
but when she spoke of her fortune, he
begged her to be silent. "It is to virtue,
worth and beauty," said he, "that I pay
my court not to fortune. In you I
shall obtain what is worth more than
gold." She was most agreeably disap
pointed. They were married, and the
union was solemnized, and she made
him master of her fortune and herself.
"I am indeed worth eighteen hundred
dollars," said she to him, "but never
to enjoy more pleasure than I feel at this
moment when I tell you my fortune is
one hundred and eighty thousand.
Ah, sir ! exclaimed an elder in a
tone of pathetie recollection, 'our late
minister was the man ! He was a pow
erful preacher; for in the short time he
delivered the word among us, he knock
ed three pulpits and as many bibles in
pieces,'
A Chinese Ixix utlon.
I lived two or three hundred yards
from the execution ground, where all
the criminals of Kwangtung are exe
cuted. 1 have seen eleven executed to
day. There were two executed yes
terday. Accidentally I happened to pass
t lie place to-day about 3 o'clock, p. m.,
and seeing preparations making for an
execution, I concluded to slop and see.
So I procured men place on the top of a
house near by, and awaited the issue.
Soon after the mandarins began to coinc,
and the first mea&ure was to clear all
the spectators out of the premises and
close the entrances, leaving a little dirty
spot of ground of about half an acre,
where the people make poller's ware,
vacant for the occupation of criminals,
soldiers and mandarins.
After this we waited half an hour or
more, and some soldiers and one of the
criminals came, who was led forward to
the farther end of the premises, and
caused to kneel in the mud, where I
think he waited fifteen or twenty min
utes for his doom. Then the other
criminals came, one at a time, and took
their places behind him in succession,
all kneeling in the mud. There was
quite a variety in the i r appearance and
manner in coming. All walked but one,
who was carried in a basket. And
whether he was carried from moral or
physical inability to walk, I could not
discover, but I supposed the latter, as
the bamboo would doubtless have been
applied in the former case in order to
produce willingness.
Another, however, manifested great
reluctance to come, and would only go
forward when pushed by two strong fel
lows, one at each side. Others march
ed on slowly, but seriously, without
making any fuss about it, in any way.
Only two talked as they walked along.
One of them, if I understood him cor
rectly, was exculpating himself, or de
nied being guilty the other was a bra
zen faced fellow, and braved the matter,
looking round about him, and congratu
lating the spectators, as it lie hnI hon go
ing to a wedding. Some of them seem
ed to have seen better days.
They were generally about 30 years
of age. Hut each of the criminals took
his place in turn as he arrived, about
three or four steps behind his fellow,
with one man at his back to hold him
steady. His hands were tied behind,
and a chain around his neck until begot
within the inolosure, when it was un
locked and taken off. When the civil
magistrate arrived, and nil the criminals
had taken their places, the word of com
mand was given by our of the manda
rins to execute them. One of the exe
cutioners sprang to his work with much
energy, with a long heavy knife, most
likely made for the purpose. He struck
on the back of the neck; struck with
both hands, and seemed to strike with
all his might, and at each blow took the
head clear off, and seemed to do it with
case.
He executed six or eight in less than
half a minute ; when the second execu
tioner commenced and finished with a
slim (the letter of Mr. II. is here
sadly mutilated bv some accident of its
journey, and is altogether intelligible.)
The mandarins and soldiers, of whom
there were about two hundred in atten
dance, immediately dispersed and allow
ed ihe gates to be opened. The friends
went in and gathered up the bodies and
heads in coffins and carried them away.
Sometimes the heads are piled on the
ground I suppose when so ordered by
the mandarins ; they were not on this
occasion. Several hundred are execu
ted in this place annually,
Letter in theJV. Y. Observer.
A good story is told of professor
Humphrey, of Amherst college. One
morning, before recitation, some of the
students fastened a live goose on the
president's chair. When he entered the
room and discovered the new occunant
of his seat, he turned upon his heel and
coolly observed, 'Gentlemen, I perceive
you have a competent instructor, and I
will therefore leave you to your studies.'
It is said that in Arkansas a 'three
story house' means a pigsty on the floor,
flea9 in the bed, and a row of fowls roost
ing on a stick above.
It is strongly urged upon the emi
grants to Oregon to take wives with
them, as there is no supply of the article
in that country.
Priestly Villainy.
Married women, who have no chil
dren and never had any, are taught by
Komisii priests that, in case , they have
no children, the church has the power
of giving them fecundity, and thus ena
bling them to "comply with the great
object of their creation," viz: "to in
crease and multiply." The holy church,
in her wisdom, or rather in her craft and
deep knowledge of human nature, knows
full well that married ladies, especially
those ;wlio have property, are ohen un
happy because they have no children ;
and the priests, looking upon this as a
fine opportunity not only to indulge
their own passion but to mako money,
tell such women, in the confessional.
that they have the power specially del
egated to them from Almighty God, of
giving them those children for which
they are so anxious. I well recollect an
instance of tins Romish infatuation
this worse than the hellish belief. It
proved a source of much trouble to my
self in after life, and I believe I may
partly trace it to the Popish Priests in
this country.
While oiliciating as a Roman Catho
lic priest in , I became acquainted
with a Roman Catholic lady and gentle
man, of good character and considerable
wealth. The husband stood well in so
ciety, and so did the wife, and I believe
both deserved it. There was but one
barrier, to all appearance, in the way of
their happiness, i hey had no children;
and having no blood or family alliances
in the country, this seemed a source of
distress to the wife, though I could not
help remarking that they were an ex
tremely fond couple. Not very long after
my acquaintance with them the wife
called on me, told me her grievance in
not having children, and asked me how
much it would cost her to purchase from
the church, her interference in the mat
ter and the blessing of having children.
I forgot my usual caution. Indignation
took the place of policy; I forgot, for
a moment, that I was bound lo keep the
eecreto vt tins Pojio anvl the Infallible
church, and to defend them both, right
or wrong. I replied indignantly. "Mad
am, you are the dupe of priestcraft.-
There is no power in the Church to
countervail the will of God." The lady
retired; and I cannot give the reader a
better idea of the infatuation of Papist
women, or the consummate villainy of
Romish priests in the confessional, than
by relating what followed. She called
upon me the day following, stated to me
that since she saw me, she called on the
reverend Mr. , a Franciscan friar,
who lived only a few doors from me.
and having' told him what I said to her,
he raised his hands in pious ustonish
ment, and told her that he expected noth
ing better from me; that he suspected
me ol heresy for some time past.and had
now a proof of it, and that I should be
cast out of the church, as fit society on
ly for the devils: and accordingly in a
few months after, this holy friar and the
holy Romish bishop of the diocese,
solemnly cursed me from the head to the
toe-nails, casting me into hell for such
damnable heresies. 1 understand that
the lady of whom I have spoken is now
blessed with an interesting family of
children, and the husband one of the
happiest fathers in the world. The
friar is an exemplary and reverend ser
vant of the infallible church, still hear
ing confessions, while I am a wicked
heretic, with no human chance of sal
vation. "Sic transit gloria mundi."
Thus are the streams of domestic hap
piness and social life polluted in our ve
ry midst by Romish priests ; and yet
they are encouraged, they are led, they
are sustained, they are received into so
ciety, by the very men whose wives and
daughters they have ruined, and with
whose happiness they have sported and
gambled. I say sported, because I know
of my own knowledge, that nothing affords-
the reverend young Yahoos of the
Romish church, especially those who
come from Europe, more pleasure in
their private conversation, than speaking
of the gullible Yankee heretics, who
frncy themselves a match for priests in
the infallible church. Hogaa.
Garlic Butter. Take two largo
cloves of garlic and pound to a paste in
a mortar, .adding, by degrees, a piece of
butter tho size of an egg. You may
with little of this butter give the taste of
garlic to sauces. Some persons like a
piece of garlic butter on the table to
cat with roast meat.
d Living Death, Intoxication is a
living death! How dead to all around
him is he whose whole soul is buried
beneath tho black waters of intempe
rance! What does he know of the good
gifts of eternal God? He goes forth in
the morning, but lakes no delight ; the
soft summer breeze which comes sweet
ly scented and laden with health over
the green fields and through the sweet
briar and wild rose to salute as with an
angel's wing the temperate and good,
and which finds a glad and happy re
sponse,to him of the Bottle is but a mock
ery! and why? why is it so? Hecause
he is dead, his mind is impure; and pu
rity and hcalthfulness in histhoughs find
no sympathy. I he varied flowers as the
open their tiny lips lo bless God and re
ceive the gentle dew of morning, con
vey to his mind no lesson afford his
heart no pleasure. He is indeed
dead, dead in health, in morals, in
everything. Cheerfulness is a stranger,
he knows it not. Excitement; madden
ing, delirious excitement, is the element
in which he moves; and unless he is con
stantly under the influence and surroun
ded by the atmosphere of such excite
ment he doubly feels his degradation! Is
he not then dead: And is it not our
duty to plead with him; to petition him,
to come once more, to life!
JVashingtonian.
Confession. The following is from
a Dublin journal : 'Have you anything
else whereof your conscience should be
purged?' asked Father Phelan of a kneel
ing culprit at the confession.
'Yes,' replied the penitent, I have
committed the mean sin of theft. I have
stolen this watch; will your reverence
accept it of me?'
'Me!' exclaimed the pious priest; 'I
receive the fruit of your villainy! No ;
instantly return the watch to its owner!'
'I have already offered it to him,' re
plied the culprit,' and he refused to re
ceive it; therefore, holy father, I beseech
you to take it.' :.
ruace, -wretch: rejoined the priest,
you should have repeated the offer.'
I did repeat it your reverence, but he
would not take it.'
'Then,' said the priest, 'I must ab
solve you from the sin you have com
mitted.' The purified thief had scarcely de
parted when the astonished father dis
covered that it was his own watch that
had been stolen from the place where it
had been deposited near the confessional!
Scraps for the Curious. If a tallow
innrllf ho r1-rrwl In n mm on1 eknt w
door,it will go through without sustaining
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any injury; ana n a musKei call be
fired into water, it will not only rebound,
but be flattened as if fired against a solid
substance. A musket ball may be fired
thrn' n nniin nf nrlacfi mobiMir itin tinlii ilia
size of the ball, without even cracking the
glass. If suspended by a thread,- it will
make no difference, and the thread will
not even vibrate. Uork, if sunk 200
feet in the ocean, will not rise nnncrntint
of the pressure of the water. In the
arctic regions, when the thermometer is
ucww zero, persuiis can converse more
than a mile distant. Dr. Jamieson asserts
that he heard every word of a sermon
at the distance of two miles.
Magnetise the Torment. One of
our contemporaries has the following
cure for the toothache: Take a piece
of sheet zinc, about the size of four
pence half penny, and a piece of silver,
say a quarter of a dollar, place them to
gether, and hold them between and con
tiguous to the defective toolh- in a few
minutes the pain will be gone as if by
magic. The zinc and silver acting as a
galvanic battery, will produce on the
nerves of the toolh sufficient electricity
to establish a current, and consequently
reli eve the pain. Lou. Journal.
A Smart Hoy. Now, children, said
a schoolmaster, remember what I have
told you. All the misery , that afflicts
the world, arose from ihe fact that Eve
stole an apple and divided it with Adam.
Uosh!' exclaimed a tow-headed ur
chin, 'what a pity ii hadn't been our
Sal. She's such a stingy crittur, that
whenever she steals an apple she eats,
tho whole on't herself.
Friendship, says Byron, is a danger
ous word for young ladies; it is love, full
fledged, and waiting for a fine day tp flj
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