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m 't 'V '.- . .. (. .. bts i jl FamilyrNeujspap Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, .rfay ' ".Sciences, . Domestic Economy, Social Improvement and the; General -Welfare. '. . :r oa blif tl'W. H V I.I. ;SONPBOPIlIETOBS.. T 'RESI K TANCE TO TYRANTS IS OBEDIENCE TO GOD.-pin; TERMS-ONE DOLLAK AND FIFTY CENTS-IN-ADVANCE. RAVENNA, OHIO. -WEDNESDAY; MARCH 301859. WHOLE NUMBER 261. . -. g-j . ; . '. - . 9'- m, ! I ' I ft . .... . ) n 1i "4 !i" - - vi '-at- 11 , They spring annotJoad and noknown. ' i ;MW rodcr wlldr tlwx.Woom.. .; rTf flourUih .'mid&a imrt lose, - Thar dock the client -tssnh. 1-.; : 1 w .. They-cheer tho Hiuft lowly eot, 1 v? ' '.:; A4wBftb iwmaMlfe.nan,, '' : 'Itr.l?i. qnlet,.shady eaot-m ?!'' !Oh, wboeeo tell Una H . . ....... . i tea-: t h .! : . ' y 'Some'oW (e mttrm'rtbg epringlot .Slag ' ij : Ci -Z'7-a-t Theis MotawM rlr and . rvi ' ,:- :3Aad there. In riirnel baaaty. spring, 1 - Fanned by tbe fragnnt air.- . - ".! j ' . V'Same 'neath tba ocean's rolling wnvee,,; , , . i-.C..r- la Mlmt (MDdsar from', n ' --..'.i. .. -HorjKCT the ftc which fb nw, ..; '2 r a tiU to lwnty. Mow.. I ' ; e,r , , ; jJX . ...eoKirtr tb lo kaiMo ht aaat, ' '4;'"' Wbaiaaian fcaa parar troa. " f ; ' j ' Wbara 'a the ehamoia' dara oat taa : is-j.'. "J1, : ( UpM tha erambliDiiod "rt, tben, ao than, wfltf floVwU '- ; ) ( In rMbaat dreaj crtayed, - n -tjt( o'er tM damotooa aagMa. throw " .-"vThefr light an4 moBful abada. T" r "Mrf mooolatoa of parpetud now, '' " ' ' ! Soma, nadararf dosbly baaataou, (law, And deck tba fmaa froond.' ' ' ' Jlad 'mM cold 'wintaiTa'aaKry atorm r ' Tba do drop- nan Ita hsad, ' Ita para, 'naapottad fcrra ' other flowara bava Bad. ' ' tba braeaaa of tba alxbt , , , (ratafat odor aandt -t 4 - . ' Wbll otbera, children oe tba right,: ; ', To day tbalr parfdasa leod , , : oaja bioom baaaatb tba torrid aooa, . Heath Indla'a anttry-afclaa; Hid Iaalaod monnlaloa,' ehlll and lona. Tba forms of atbanr rtaa.i M -yj -!'l- X J'' vf !T, , St.1! -Jt W'i;Tba Hllya tall. and aJrw--i ' . - .; , . - All tbeaa to rich aeeeufba btoon. v Vf t r.And aoeqt tha tumoiar air. . ',.,t t'.,' Jo iamret deU, br ranrm'rinaj rill w ) If J i " "I - .-Ad ahova ! '-4 'J " of i 1 t V s s- Ii fardaiia bright and fay " ' . ' 1 -:J$; ;'vStw'fl. faiivri tba biu ''"'a ' i, ,- tr. ' iJ?lowara ebear oar toUaoma way I '. -.v' -.-i' T 5 ii:---.;"' .K. ':.'-.j. . - 1 ; ' i'x Ftoeri taaga fcrth tha boandleaa Vara .. vl ' 1 Ood baara Bb) children all, , . . ti Whlob jaaar droppath-froB aboad i. ! J TJpon tba great and (mall: " " 'v1, , ptarb btoraom (bat adorna oar path,v; t - fio joyful and ao"1bir v.-'-.-t. . i' V'.T) :3 Ant k dim ha itl.fn. ' ."I f ' That fen. and floorlabed than, E0GRAT. 'BATESllAi, OlftOt jr 4 Wedneaday Morning.. afarch30,185d n: r' : rr LlTSBABT AND MISCKtLANKOrjS KDIIOKIAL i ;t ", DKPABTNT.'",'"',r:'''? ''k FEHCn,INQ3 iBT-XAJCP-LiaHT, 5 . VMJMlkT UU UJUU UllUllt' ' ' ' "N . ; -. . "V er J. : ., h ?" '.-'I. Howard, therffreat Philanthmntst. rm nh : bi.-L t. y - T - - r v . V i ject to great dripresfiion of epinta.- Had be . f tilf,ren wa7 to' then.;; be would probably have iUiid a nvlancbol j madman years before be ao h obly closed a well ppeot and usefol life. He - A.t. I. l J' V r i uciHrcu bunii iuo .ucqi reiueuy ue iuuqu lur . low spirits .was to put oq his bat and go oot i bd find A poor fafflily iff sickness aid wretch - i edrJegs, whose wants he could in some wajcon- h. tribute to relieve,. It was under this bind of - k penalty, if be "relaxed, tliat be w$nt on In 'the glorioas mission in which, be spent bis dais. - " Wititer is the season whed many ' are doing ir-rrtHch. good. among. .tbe. poor and distresasd, y-.;whea'ttaily;;frtl;the; daippdark, Bunless days. 'nd- tbe- ciowof the jeaf depressinp; them! even- in -the midst -of prosperity, aiid when all such "jay find rnacy.inppbrtunities for thai pro- motingtbeif ;owd happiness' and that or those .',- around them. "'""""v"'-""- 'f ' ' " :-t I The' remedy -is - a more natoral one than rnost conceive. ,' The siRht of real wretchedness most make a reflecting person "Bafiamed of those imaginary sorrows ver whreh atj-mony : brood. ' Most low 'spirits. proceed from disap. . "pointed' am Mtion "of somekind, from wounded - . Tanity end pride. A setv-itive man looks with , , green-ejed jealpasy on those who seem to have climbed "the 'steps o,f the social ladder higher than himself.' The merchant tees one who has grown rich faster, tljait he, without ex aihibiting half the ability or indn9try.;Tbe law- yer or physician notices' .some half educated . blnnderer who, withoot professional skill, has , by impudence or good fortune, outstripped him v t in bis professional career, and rolls in wealth, where be has only s'bare competency . And . the statesman perceives many a grovelling and - - time serving weather cock climbing tp the top .. pfthe .irte .while he, through firm adherence - j to -conscience, patriotism 'add tree principles, ; Beams' left in the shade of comparatiye phsna . r'f y- - No . wonder alt those: men feel: discour- i aged and disheartened; Bar alt this" 'Tifjj from looking up instead . of looking aroundand sometime- looking down,'!!! order to- assist others to climb. S Of coursr- here are'pienty of men walkj ag in high " p'-i -: . .vho do not deserve to be there half, as much as those' 'who are-' walking1' unnoticed .;"w?h' riot more" than the average of saccesa. I Bat po the other baid,how- many are there far - more deserving, jndastrions and well educated, whose, alamitie8'Jard(wsfpi''"e) h?. a bnndred folq .more severe aou bitter, than those of the low spirited man- of average proa- 'penty', whose comfortable home and Iiixnrions "table .and,labor:8aving arrangements, beget in : him that sensitiveness and depression, which, ;-!"jpupWwltV,)s.pVS0P, ''ept'vS bim of all ease or happiness. . ! . j-..-v. .h,i' , .s It 'F'is1 well to look the worst in the face. . There is m any a fair-haired daughter of wealth, brought up in every luxury, now teilng with : 1ier oeedle for bare snstinence; and working . ''with desperate eompetition for. bread fat 'star- - wing -little ones againat the iron fingers of the' i " sewing msebiiJeT"In the cellars of New York Jre sons'' Jind 'daiigfijfers of, want, families of ' fBiciion,, doxens of- them, ; in. oold winters. Tke exhjlence of these ought to render every , ' man contented who has bread to eat and ral- inent to" pot on..,: It i by looking at .thosa f Hter off that ambition is excited; and .dr.siting those that are wpne off, that we learn ' ! to be at least contented.' '"' ' ' - " r '. as 'J T . ..r . ii p. ... '; a.' i A Xotbra Tnflaanss. . . ; " , . ,.'....' ; .iJ.i.Mow oucbing the tribute of the Hon. r" IIBnJbtinfo bis mptber's influence; i ; . nejarjrXjfieye.L.to jiBeiflbacca.end fcaveiteyer totJctiea-'it irom that tinte.to.tbe 4 Breseoi dy sb asked me not to game, aid I -a have ' never gamed, and I cannot tell , who 4nijrnniDg and who is losing, m games (that i .:". played. . She "admonish? d ,me, too, Against drinkiOjg; and whatcvef Capacity, for dora0 1 ma'bA4rpreseo'Bd iwhatever efaloesai t jejay ttaio . ip lite, l atntiuu to hviug complied with her pipis. aad correct wiehes.'&When I was seven years of age she asked me not to drink,, and then I made rea olattoo-of .total abstinence, at a time when I i wa the sob eonstUuent member of my own-; bfJd' liod thr;rbave Adhered ; io' h nhroogh all time, J pwe'Wmy mother-' ;" .5 ' ' ut,ti vV.' A CX.WTZB . or i emu." ' :' ' ' ' With sotbing of oar own bat tba thread tbti ties tbem. 7udicioiu BHnn. , .. . 1 . . .j-..-.. . j - He- cannot be wise that speaks mnehi or without, senses or o.ut.of jseafoujcor. bejtnown tor loot, lnl aya Homing. , it - grea- miaery to be fool; bat is stilt greater" that a man caDnot be a foot bat be must show it' It were well for such A one if he could be taught to conceal his foolishness, but then tliere vfo'd be iu fools, - lie' is oot-a. foot that hath Tin wise thoughts, "but -fie that"ntteratbiu, "Even concealed folly is wisdom.' And sometimes nsm'uttere3'is folly ; while others care bow to speak; my tare "shall ;be liow to hold my Oraabjeaa of Ocd- i-t n IllV: i'i ' i Think'pf 6od (especially in, thy deyotionj iO jtbe, abstract,; rather than the eonsrete, if thou conceive him good, thy .finite thonghts are reaay to terminate mat gooa id a cered sabjeet -j- if thou think bim great, thy bounded eooceit is apt to cast bim into comprehensible figure;, conceive W my there fore, a tiinupeij goodness witnout quality, and represent him an incomprehensible greatness without quaffHtyC-i""' j -T',.'?-' Idleness '1-'' i flt'-1 I Idleness is more troublesome to a good mind than to, do nothing; for, beside Ahe fur therance of onr estate, the mind doth both delight and better itself with exercise. There is this difference, then betwixt labor and idle ness: labor is a profitable and pleasant troub le, but idleness is a trouble both unprofitable and comfortless. .; ' ; . :-. . mMSUatour.- "7, 1 '."', : ; ; "Vf . , . ! W . ' " f thou bast wronged thy brother in tho't, reconcile thee to bim in bought; if thnu hast offended him in words, let thy reconciliation be io words) if thou hart trespassed against bin'i in ileeds, by deeds be reconciled to bim; that reconciliation is most kindly which Is most in kind. ; ' V' '. .' I Bad Company. ' .-. , . Sir Peter Lely made it a role never to look at a bad picture, "having found by experience that whenever he did eot his pencil took a bint frora il. Apply this to bad books and bad company. . .-.:-'. -.' . y - ., Confesiioa-.. . - .: . - ',' When' thy tohgno.'and heart agree not in confession, that confession is not. agreeable to Gods pleasure ; be that confesses with his tongne, and wants confession in bis heart, is either a. vain, man, Or a hypocrite; be "that bath confession in his heart, and wants.it in his tongue, is either a proud man or a timor- 0118.. ; ' Hemory.-'"'-";i ''T"'; '";";"' ;'-":':'!; " Overburthen not thy memory to make so faithful a servant thy - slave.",! Remember At las was weary. ,, Have ' as much reason as a earner; to rise when thou hast thy full load. "Wembry, like a purse, if it be. over full that it cannot shut, -all will 'drop out of it.1 Take need , of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, test the greediness of the appe tite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof Spoil not thy memory with thine own jealousy,-' nor make it bad by suspecting it. v How i-aost hiii find that true which thou Writ nottrust? Marshal thy notions into a handsome meth od."- Oiie will carry twice more weight, thrust and packed np in bundles, than when, it lies uutowardly flapping about bia shoulders. . 8HIXE3-. - i . How,. many sickly '.ones!! with they ' healthy; how many beggarmen wish they were wealthy; how many ugly ones wish they were pretty; how many stupid ones wish they were witty; now;, many bachelors wish they-were married ; bow many Benedicts wished they had tarried I . Single or. double, life's full of trouble riches are stubble, pleasure's a bub ble. '.: ' v";!: .:': ,-'"- !!;.:'.!. A' pert lawyer in the South lately insulted the Judge, who fined him' fifty dollars. He repeated .the insult, and the Judge doubled the fine; he tried it again, and the fine was repeated. Finally, be aEked permission to go home. - , ' ; : ;- ' What for!", said the Judge. . Why,' to buy your' honor's paper at ten per cent. to pay the fine T . . 4 .... Judges-' Humph II remit the fine... When Clement XIY. ascended the papal chair, the ambassadors of tbe several state: represented at tbe court, waited on his Holi ness . with their .congratulations. , As they were) introduced, and severally bowed, he also bowed to return the1 compliment. ; On this, the master of ceremonies told his HolinfTBs that he should not have returned their, salute. ' I beg y oar pardon,' said be;" ' I have' not been Pope long enough to forget good manners.' . A rustic poet sends to an exchange tbe fol lowing poem on. a ' SquirF,' remarking that he is awareVtbat tbe last line is a little too long, which be says is not his fault: '.":;'.'' The aqairl am a aery niee bird,-. i ...v And baa a. baahy tale, ,,' v ... . . Ha aometiaiea aits Opoa a lim, .t i - And eomotunee oa a rale, ' And gather Bnta in tba summer Eo that hie winter Stock wont fbU,".,,' 1 i,. !..v. ! t ' A rural poet, describing his lady-love, says 'She is graceful as a water-lily.while her breath is like an armful of clover - His ease is cer lainly approaching a crisis. . . .Tbe human heart is like a feather bed it must, be roughly bandied, well shaken and ex.- posed to a -variety, of turns, to prevent its 2 v-.j -. - ' " "'.- v ! "in- " .! r!T ;i i -' BPBAT8 -- 01 WISDOM. : ' ", '. - ,i -w . ! , :.i ' A , . - . . - ,iJ ; ... r You cannot fathom your mind.- There is a well of thought which has no bottom. The mora-,yoo draw irom it the more clear and pleoUIW itwili be.;;., :, 'o ' "!" r by T My .It is fetter to low a young benrfaith gen- I eroua thonghts aand deeds, than a field wi u, viuw viio wv . ib pc-irciuMi. 1'hat's a good and true' Oartyltsm is ' The more believers love God, the more ean they love one another; -aa the lines of a circle, the nearer they come to the center, the nearer en. theiKrOrie to each other. ; ;." iaetrg THESEA-SHOKE. The .ride are, atretebea beneath the sky. In the golden tight of day,- ' And tba wild wavee come with their aeowy plamea, Tbat glitter, and glanoe, and play; . j And on I hey come, nod on they coma. vVith the lofty pomp ef power, '.:" Te aeattar there beaaty aa ahiay weeds, j ; i And die on tba briny ahora. , .. . Tba wild waae gtHtar, and glance, and play, To breei on the brtay abora, ; - - , - e But, each la bearing ita tribute on, . - . . To aid in earth'a bright atore. , Soma nay bring as the little abell, 1 - " And anna the store of gold, ; -. . ; ' t And aome the aailor'l abipwreoked farm, ;; ' All gbaatly, and stem, and sold. . And tba wild waves m orator In aadnrea tound, , Or tbandar with Kaxtiai roar, . . 1 Aa each rolls np with Its giTen freight, And diea on tba briny abora. :,i.'.-' Tbere'a a.wide.wlda aea, a changing aaa,, (- Tha abadowy aea of life, , t Whan the lofty Mllowa riaa and fall," " In Berer-ceaaing atrite- -And on, and on, and erer on,, . :s ; ; Prereed by naiatleea power. - ' . , They bear then joy or their earn to earth, . And die on tba aaady abora. ' - -. . , , - i ;. And on they eoma, and on they come, Mill night sweeps o'er tba asana,' And the don elands float the gloomy sky, : And the atan look oat between, , Till fiur away in the orient. The aoneontea forth in power, - :' ' And the aearet bordena lie all reaaaled ' - . ' Upon tbe briny ahore. ;(; :; ; -j The Merchant and. the Miller. A TALE OF NW HAMPSHIRE. BT VIRGINIA P. T0WN8KKD. - Have you ever sat, reader, when the au tumn, evenings were growing cool and long, by some' glowing birch wood fjre' in n old fa-m kitchen, among the mountains, of New " Hampshire thoe grand old druidical moun tains, about which tbe summer streams hang their silver necklaces, and over which the win ter storms weave their garmentd of snow 7 Then, while the fire flames dashed their yellow ght over the great brown rafters, and with every break pf wind, the withered leaves rat- rattled against the panes, have you listened to the story of some ' old settler wh Of e mem ory reached back to the time when the bear and the wolf came down into .the field; add ome limes of an autumn morning tbe little children would go softly through tbe woods, to school, almost expecting ,to see a pair of. wild glaring eyes among the bushes, and wbis pered how they bad heard the bight before of some neighbor's : sheep cot which had been broken into, and the blood dangled grass had told the story next Jay Well, listening to jnst such tales, in the an. ttimn evenings, we dreamed among those gray old mountains, the story we are about to tell you, . '. " ; I guess we shall have a real warm day of it to morrow, said the widow Pease, as she stood a moment in the kitchen door of the old farm-hoase, at the close of an April day, some- two score and a half years ago, just as the sup was resting on 1be topa of the moaDtains that UUUU'ICU 111, iiui cuu. . 1. . . , v. u, u lion of the wind and clouds made Mrs. Pease -a kind of weather oracle in the village, and thego6d woman prided herself no little upon her elemental foresight ,f .-Tti Wefl. Letty,' she continued, as she closed tbe door, and returned to her knitting and her chair by the fire-place; ! guess it will be first rate day to boil tbe! sap.' "I'll tell Enoch and Cyrus to pile up the boughs to-" night, and hang on the kittle, so that yon can have it all ready in the morniu'. You know they said the trees were runnin' briskly to day, and they'd have two tubs full afore night. They didn't though, mother T said Letty, pansing a moment in ner worK, tor ene was setting the supper table. 'Goody, I'm so glad. for I do love to have sap boilinV- Letty Pease was tbe child of her mother's old ag-e, and a daintier bit of nature's handi work you have seldom looked upon. The Dext summer would count her twentieth, and her bine eyes were clear and bright as her New Hampshire skies, " and . the mountain winds bad kindled a ruddy glow. in. her fair cheeks. F She was rather short, but straight;' with a finely-curved figure, and -as plump as health and a hearty'appetite could make her. . For her character she was a right down good hearted, light-spirited New England girl. ' ; That pretty little head of hers bad been slight- ; ly turned by tbe Battery that., sundry swains ' bad poured into it; but considering that She was the handsomest girl in-the village, and knew it too, Letty conducted herself remarka- , bly well. And perhaps, after, all, it was not,' her fair face as much as it was tbe smiles that broke up from the warm fountains of ber na ture, and always dimpled it, that won so many hearts towards her. She was. not sentiment-. al or inclined to the blues. ' Alas ! the dam sel of fifty years ago. had not so intimate an - acquaintance with these matters as their de scendants.' , ' "... . ''',". ' .." ' Bot now, reader jn order to do full pen-' nance for this latter remark, we just admit that ", for one, ' we don't believe onr grandmothers . were apy better than we re not ;Jt)itJ Nicer pies and puddings they could indis putably make, thrifty housekeepers, faithful ' wives. and -loving mothers they surely were,'? and jor 'these things blessed he their memory But, after all, spinning wheels alone cannot I enlarge' opes "".sy mpathier.'jor". -daily'darning . stockings enrich one's "intellect;, and instinct and habit narrowed down to the circle of their' own.' families the views aDd - feelings of the lost century., ;",!!,; 1 !.''f .!:!".!',! Ill"", ' And the true woman of the present time ' has broader social sympathies and richer life; and although she most acknowledge.-tbat ber first duties are in ber home, she will not think; they end there, as her grandmother did. wiihl gnQwledge.tbjjtis.true Jo itself, expands the n moral 118. WIJllB tUC IllMSHPmi" IIIC, UI1U fclJO world hasn't gone backward with the'substitu tion of hotany for butter churns, and mathe matics for. milking palls,!, TA '! If , "... '" ? But to return to our heroine. , when Enoch I and Cyrus, two tal sun browned, but fine- W-arV looking young farmers, came in to sapper, they were Jul! of a story that quite drove out all thoughts of sap boiling from tbe heads of the widow Pease and ber daughter. ; Some terrible depredations bad been com mitted the night before on Squire Hubbard's sheep and lambs the dog had been devoured, and two large bears bad been seen prowling! around Blackberry Hill, just in the edge of tbe previous eveniog. : . The young men were greatly excited, for a large party, bad been organized to go oat that very evening to Squire Hubbard's, who lived io an adjoining town not more than ten miles off. for the purpose of destroying the wild an imals; as it was apprehended that their former success would stimulate them to fresh depre dations. - So, with that belligerent- propensity which is so strong an element of Anglo Saxon character, Cyras and Enoch descanted glow ingly on the best method of surprising- and dispatching the animals; while tbe sister And mother listened with tbe indefinable mixture of .wonder; admiration and terror which wo men always" award to manly couragj and skill. ' But dear me,' said Letty, as she poured Cyrus' third glass of milk, ' what if a bear should come around here one of tnese days I Yon know that Elder Smith said he saw one on his farm last autumn. ' 0, my ! I believe it would take the breath straight out of my body, to came across o&e of tbe creatures.' And the rosy cheeks grew pale at the thought. Nonsense, sis !. said the hearty voice of Enoch, as he spread a doable stratum of but ter on bis fourth slice of rye bread, there's no sort of danger around here. Nobody in these parts was ever touched by one of tbem 'ere chaps. I reckon they're smart enough not to venture their beads far into this town. They wouldn't stay long, if they did,' that's sarttinV ' - '-' 1 Now, whether there was mneh philosophy in this speech or not, it had the effect of I greatly quieting -. Letty's tears; though, if Enoch had been called on to give his reasons for exempting Bern gate from bear intrusions, he conld probably have found no better one than the propensity indigenous to human na ture, of supposing ourselves less liable to ill fortune than bar neighbors. ' : Well, after supper the boys started off in high pirits, duly equipped with rifles end knives, receiving many solemn kjunciions from their mother to look out that them crit ters, didn't get hold of their skins, maternal warnings, wi ich have a remarkable faculty of going in at one ear and out at tbe other. , ' I declare, Letty, we forgot all about that sap' boilin'l suddenly remarked the widow to her daughter, who having washed up the tea-dishes, was busily smoothing down the wavy folds of her hair at a little mirror on one side, of the kitchen, - while some pleasant thought .J was ' shyly dimpling around her'' ripe lips and brightening through her blue eyes. So we have,'" and they haven't piled np any boughs. . It's too had,, with such nice weather for boiling, and it's likely to set up and rain a week at this time of year.' '' ., !. ' Supposing you run down to the woods. and heap up some boughs to-night, Letty J The moon shines so, it -is as bright as day The "boys:. conld hang np the kittle early for youLyou know, but. they couldn't, stay to do anything'elseV for they've goto be off by sun rise to see about them calves; and they won't be home before midninht, said Mrs. PeaeeJ with? an oracular shake of -the head. 'But: I'm expecting'." company lo night, mother, answered Letty, with the rosy tinge widening and deepening through ber cheek; and it wouldn't be very polite to be off when they come." : ' -'-:- : Well, it's likely you'd have time to get back afore they do, child. And if it's any of your beaux, I can send 'em out to tbe ma Dies.- j V ": . - " Now, if the truth must be told, Letty Pease had two admirers, for whom there had oflen been a severe struggle between ber affections and her pride. ' . Jason Williams was a country merchant a smart looking young man, wto had recently gone into business for himself. He was al wa s j dressed in broadcloth, stood behind the conr. ter with the politest bow and smiles imagine. ble, and was. voted at the village singiig school the ' greatest catch' in the town. Then there was Seth Peters, the millc away down in tbe silence of Letty's heart was a voice tbat plead for him as it. did not for tl e merchant., Seth was good-looking and intel ligent, while a nobler heart never beat for the woman it loved; but then bis bow wasn't to be compared with Jason's, and he wore btne overalls, which were dusted over with flour from. Monday morning till Saturday night, except when he visited Letty. It was certain ly a great contrast, and the girl felt keenly (as any maiden of twenty would when she rode past the old milLsnd saw its young owner in his powdered clothes, lifting up the great bags of wheat by the rope that dangled from the front window,' or poured the corn into the large trough, under which the great wheel plashed and groaned all day. in the stream; it was, as we have said,-a great, contrast to go on a few, rods further to the new store, with its green shutters and' a large sign, an I see Jason ; standing 'in . the . Btora, Pressed better than the minister, and receive one of hisinimit able bows. ' ! '"! 'V-',:.! f !'? ; Tben it would, be such a conquest, and all the' girls "would envy her so. . She would be Mrs. " Williams, the. merchant's wife.' It sounded exceedingly well, and yet, when she tbongnt oi it, tnat low voice would rise np and speak for the miller againv Poor '.Letty 1 no wonder it was so severe a struggle between her affections and her pride. ' : She looked out at the window, and the full moon was shining -down on the bare earth, and whitening tbe naked branches of the tall trees. ; The sweety pensive light stole into the girl's heart, and drew her towards it. ' ': J guess 111 .run down 'to' the grove. : If anybody comes, you can. talk to 'em, mother, til i t get Dnok, tor 1 won be goneongj; was ner suaaen conclusion. , i t - Tbe'girr.had hot been-absent 'more than five; mldutes, when there waj a; knock at the door, loUo-wed by the entrance of Jason Wil Hams. '' He took a seat by the great fire place, and chatted a few moments with the old wo man about the tew meeting-house, and the prospect of an early spring, when suddenly there was another light tap at the door, and in f answer to widow Pease's ' come in,' the miller made his appearance. ; - It was not so remarkable a coincidence af ter all, that both tbe young gentlemen should visit Lettythia eveniog, for it was bright enough with jts balmy air, and large round moon, to woo auy man to visit tbe woman ofj bis seeking. ! Of course, the merchant and the miller could not have regarded each other with very complacent feelings, and probably each wished l he other a tbonsand miles off, notwith standing, they met quite as cordially as rivals could be expected to do. , . , -Bnt somehow the conversation lagged ex ceedingly,. .At Inst , Jason proposed to Seth that they should go down., to the grove in search of Letty,- to which the latter gladly assented. .t. ,-,..', - ,; . - . , She did look like a' picture as she knelt there, piling np the dead old tree booghs, while the shadows and moon beams danced restlesisly ovr her figure, as rtstless as they.! -Tho young -men came suddenly upon her, and she sprung up with a little shriek and a bounding, of the blood into her cheeks but her laugh, oh, that was like all sorts of sweet sounds, as it ran rippling off to the echoes of Blueberry Hill! .... .; ; - . ' Well, you've come, and now I shall set you straight to work, young gentlemen,' said tbe girl, with, that dainty, fluttering motion of the bead, so ratural to, and so graceful in some women. . , , ' Of course you will. : We're ready to obey orders, Letty,' was the simnlraneons response of the young men: and the dainty merchant and the handsome miller set themselves vig orously at work; and the; voices of the two mingled loudly and merrily, as they piled up the branches of pine, and b.irch, and hemlock. Letty affirmed that the sugar boiling was like' ly to he the easiest she ever tended, now all the trouble of gathering tbe fire-wood would be over. -.- ' ' Hark 1 didn't you hear a strange kind of noise ?r and Letty lifted her head very sud denly, and Btared eagerly and anxiously around her. ' - ' It's nothing, Letty, but the sap dropping into the tubs answeied Jason, as he added a fresh iiandfull of boughs to the rapidly increas ing pile. ' : - ' - No, it isn't the sap. .There, I hear it again. It's a rustling among the. branches. " They all heard it now; it . was a strange, stealthy, mysterious sound, that, heard in the woods, and at night, is perhaps more startling than any other;' - '' A .fnint shriek suddenly broke from Letty. which drew the gaze- of both the young men to her. She was stonding a. few paces from them, her5 face while and rigid, as though death had struck suddenly at her heart. There was something in that stony face tbat chilled both the young men, and tbey sprang eagerly towards her, crying 'Letty! what is the matter ? ' '... '! - ' . Tbey saw what it was, then, and the faces of those two strong- men grew white as the girl's; for there, peering out with their wild, glaring, hunger lighted eyes, from tbe low nnder-brusb, ' were two large bears, crouched down ready to spring opbn them. ' ' The young men's question broke the spell which transfixed Letty Pease. With a low shriek she broke past her companions, and with a cry fearful in its rage the animals rushitd out. ' , . Jason Williams .followed her, for the men had no weapons those beasts, wild, savage hunger-mad, and the love of life was strong within him no wonder that he soon outstrip ped the girl, whose 'trembling limbs were a poor match against her pursuers. It was a fearful 'race. , They gained upon her . io. the first few rods. ' God of Heaven help her!' groaned the white lips of Seth Peters." " And God heard that prayer, moaned out in that terrible agony. There gleamed ont suddenly upon bim, from among the gray tangled grass of the last year, a large axe which Enoch bad ground sharply three days before,'.' to make an incision into the maple trunks, and had thrown down there in baste or forgetfulness . !. . , .. Seth caught it np eagerly, and with a loud shont he honnded forward. Letty was nearly half across the lot, bnt it was not a large one. and in ner blinq terror she bad taken a cir cuitous route which'- the bears had followed, so that the distance between tbem and Setb was only a few rods. ' He shouted to Letty to turn round into the meadow; it was strange tbat she heard him call, but Bhe did, and in stinctively obeyed.1' ' ' 1 . .. A run of a few yards, which the young man accomplished quicker than our pen bos writ ten it, brought Seth face to face with tbe wild animals.- It required- a. stout heart to con front those swo raging, raving, ferociouj ani mals, but Seth" Peters thought only that death was close to the woman be loved.' A moment more and it bad reached her. The hot breath of the beasts drifted almost across her flying feet, as the miller rushed by ber; from turning towards the meadow she bad shortened the distance between him and and herself; indeed, at the farthest it had been only a few rods. . The foremost animal came op to the young man the heavy paws were planted upon his shoulders. ; Now, Seth Pe fers.astout arm and a brave heart will only avail you the' .axe comes down heavily it has done its work well 1 Do yon see the bear sink back with- that growl of terror and of pain. while the hot blood gurgles up from his cleft throat f ' . . '-' Its mate sees all this, and with a responsive howl of fright and: despair, rushes back to the woods, and Setb is safe. 'Letty 1 Letty. 1 they are gone 1 The voice swells loudly and triumphantly to the ear ofj the poor girl, who, still imagining the bears are pursuing her, rushes on wildly in the di rection of her home. She pauses a moment But the clear, strong, triumphant voice sends a now tide of hope bounding through her soul She turns back. A few minutes later and her white face steals close up to Seth's as he stands there watching the grasps of life heav ing the huge black frame of the bear. Letty, let us thank God for this great de liverance I" . it'-- ' ii i . ... i They kneet down there together, and the sad moon and the sweet spring stars look on them, as tho young , miller's deep voice sends up its eloquent thanks to the all wise Father. But Letty's fair head droops lower and low er; and when Beth looks once more into her face, the blue eyes do not answer him. Poor etty, the terror has bn too gieat forher. No wonder she bus fainted with tbe great joy ' Of deliverance frera deai h. - ' ; a. Suddenly across the. Geld breaks the sound of many voices. There , is a quick stamping of feet." Jason has given tbe alarui.and friends and neighbors aie rushing wildly to the res- ; cue In less than eve minutes they bnd tte - miller seated on the damp earth, 'with Letty lying senseless in his arms, and the dead bear at his feet. '.' " Oh 1 but there were smiles and rejoicings that night at widow Pease's, where, bnt for the brr.ve heart of Seth Peters, there had been - wailing, despair and death I ' It was long past midnight when Cyrus and Enoch returned; and somehow their faces didn't look so bright as when they left, and they settled themselves ' down wearily by the fire, saying: "; i"1'- ' What, mother, np watching for ns all this time : Well, we haven t killed the bear, alter all!' . . -: ;. ; ';' " 'No, but we have it here, you see I' was the old woman's triumphant response; and tben to their ejaculations of doubt and surprise, the i old lady detailed the whole story indeed, she had sent off Letty to bed half an hour before, ' for the exclusive enjoyment" of this pleasure. Cyrus and Enoch listened in amazed silence, and at the conclusion thus briefly and charac. teristieally expressed their opiniou of the bail ler's heroism: ; . '."'"' ; Waal, now, if that don't beat everything " allhol'owf " ; ! " " ' . " Three' days had passed. 'It was a wi'd, sobbing night, with one of those storms that fqrrow the sweet face of April with wind and ' drench it with tears., . , e : This time the miller and Letty Pease sat alone together in the ruddy birch fire-light of the bid kitchen, while the storm battled with out. " -' - A - ; Well, Letty, how did you get on .with the sugar boiling ?' asked the young miller, draw ing his chair a little nearer the girl's. -,. 0h, nicely, I assure yon, though I conld . Dot help starting and looking round every time the wind stirred ihe' branches 1 and Letty shuddered, for even in the dancing fire light she seemed to see again those wild eyes glaring upon her, Oh, Seth, how can I ever be grateful enough to you for taking care of me then f '. The miller drew his chair still closer to hers, : aod his voice trembled in its deep tenderness as be answered, ' I should like to take care of yon always, Letty. . ' ; . .. . , .., The girl mnst have forgotten at that moment how very nicely. 'Mrs. Williams, the mer chant's wife,' sounded, for she laid her hand in What of Seth Peters, and the birch flame wag riot ruddier than her cheek, as she' whispered, ' Yon may, Seth.' - And through all her happy . after-life, we are. very certain th'it Letty Pease never re gretted marrying the miller instead of the merchant. : - i SILENT INFLUENCE. ' The Bible calls the good man's life a light, , and it is the nature of light to flow, ont upon taneonsly in all directions, aod fill the world ' unconsciously with its beams.- So the Chris tian shines, I would eay not so much because . be "wills! as because he is a luminous object. -Not that the active influence of Christians is made of no account in the figure, but only tbat this symbol of light has its propriety in the fact that their unconscious influence is tbe chief influence, and has its precedence in its power : over the world. .And yet there are many who will be ready to think that light is a very tame, feeble instrument, because it is -. noiseless.1' An earthquake, for example, is to them a much more vigorous and effective agency. Hear bow it comes thundering thro the solid foundations of nature. -It rocks a whole continent. "The noblest works' of man, cities, monuments, and temples, are in a mo ment levelled to the. ground, or swallowed down the opening golfs of fire.- Little do they ' think that the light of every morning, the soft, genial, and silent lieht, is an agent many times -more poweifal. , But let the light of the morning cease and return no more, let the . hour for morning come, and bring with it no dawn; the outcries of a horror stricken world fill the air, and make as it were, tbe darkness visible. . The beasts go wild and frantic at the loss of the aun. The vegetable growths turn , ' pale and die. A chill creeps on, and frosty ' -winds begin to howl across the freezing earth. -The "vital blood of all creatures stops congeal ed. Down goes the frost towards the earth's center. The heart of the sea is frozen, nay, -the very earthquakes are themselves frozen in, . under their fiery caverns. The .very globe it-"' self, too, and all the fellow planets that have their sun, bave become mere- balls of ice, swinging silent in the darkness. Such is the light that revisits us in . the ' silence of the morning. . It makes no shock or scar. It would not wiike an infant in its cradle. : And." yet it perpetually new-creates tbe world, res- ; cuing it, each morning, as a prey from night and chaos. ' So the Christian is a Tight; even 'the light of the world;' and we mast not think' that because he shines insensibly or si lently as a mere object, he is therefore power less. The greatest 'powers are ever those which lie back of the little stirs and commo- ' tions of nature; and I verily believe, that the insensible influences of good men are as much more potent than what I bave called their vol untary aod active, as the great silent powers of nature are of greater consequence than her little disturbances aud tumults Dr. Bu$h- nell.- '.; . ; A gentleman was promenading a fashiona ble street with a bright tittle boy, when the youngster cried . ... .. , Oh, pa, look ! there goes an editor 1' . . Hush I hush I' said tbe father; 'don't make sport of the poor man. God only knows what you may come to yet 1' , : A person being seated at a table between two tradesmen, and thinking to be witty upon them, said, ' How pretty I am fixed, between two tailors I' Upon which one of tbem replied, 'Yes; being beginners in business, we cannot afford to bave but one goose between us.' , A lawyer not overly young nor handsome, examining a lady witness in oourt, determined to perplex her, and said' Miss, upon my word you are very' pretty.' The young lady promptly replied, ' I would returu the compli ment, si i) if I were uot on oath. .. - , ...i , ; THET MET BTT OHCB. . , , BT THOMAS VOOBB. They met bar once in yonth'e aweet bonr, ; ' And never afnee tbat day ' j Hath ab-enee. time, or grief, bad power . To ebaae tbat dream away. . , - .-.ye They've aeea tba anna of other r-kfee. On other ehorae hare aooght delight; Bat never mora to bleee their eyes . - , ' ; Can oomo a dream ao bright. . Tbey met bat onoe, -day waa all, . Of love'a yoang hopes they knew, , And still their hearts that day recall . As freah aa then it flow. ' Sweet dream .of youth I oh, ne'er again .. Let either meet the brow . They left eo smooth and smiling then, ' . Or aee what it is now. . . : ' For, youth, the spell was only tblne, ' ' : From thee alone th' enebantment flows Tbat makes tba world around thee shins -With light thyself bestows. . : Tbey met bat onee oh, ne'er again ' "' Let either meat the brow. :'....,' . rf1. Tbey leftao smooth and smiling tben, , ., Or see what it to now. ' -'. "' '- Trbm the Independent, March IT. ' Henry Ward Beecher .on- Anonymous " Letters... ' ..There are many wrong things which persons do from want of reflection, or from lack of experience; and writing anonymous letters is one of tbem.. As a general role, it is safe to say that no person should address to another any message which be is unwilling to put his name to. ';- " The only cases in which the name is of lit. tie importance are those in which there can be no objection to its use. " If ooe is compil ing a book, or engaged in some known literary work, one may send him materials, 'or referen ces, or bints of facts and books, anonymously, But what earthly reason has tbe informant for withholding his name? - r. o t .. We receive a great' many, and the history of some of .them 'will convey our views better than general statements. , .: i . ;, One , writes, to say that A. B. is suffering great destitution, is very worthy, ought to be relieved and fib signature;' Our impression is that the person who wrote tbe letter and the one mentioned therein, are one and the same, and that the whole is an attempt to beg by means of a lie.' ' ' ' ,: " j . Another sends a letter signed " a member, of your church,', in which various criticisms are freely indulged. , We do i ot believe word about the membership; and if we did, should say that tares ' were yet' mingled with tbe wheat. No person has any business to express an opinion of pnblic affairs that is not willing to pat his name to it. ; : ". Another1 person writes' abont a third party unfavorably, and the moment that we get the drift of the letter we look) to see if there is a responsible name. If there is none, we pitch the letter into the fire; and fear that the wri ter will follow, in due time, unless be repents of the ineffable meanness of writing evil of a fellow, and. hiding his name. This, is an tab tempt at assassination. A man that will by anonymous letters injure another, would com mit aby crime to which his nature addicted him, provided there was a motive and; impn nity. -':..':'iT-i .- -i '. Tery different are the communications hi which the writers reveal their own experience. We think-this to be a case, if there can be any, which justifies withholding to none. ' And jet we have in micd two eases, both of which show that it would have been better to have given the name. In one, a piteous history of wrong, suffering,. repentance, and almost des pair, was revealed.'. Had the person given us a personal interview, or the means of it, we were of opinion at the time that we could have prevented almost fatal mistakes And se eared great good. But it was by the merest tcb ance months afterwards that we found ont tbe writer. And then it was too late to do any good. . . .:'.. ., ' ,;. .,. .!,. . ... ;.-,' In another case, a person from Troy, in this State, gave a very affecting account of. her religions experience, but left her name out We believe that one hour's conversation might have set her free whom Satan, bad bound for years. But we were oot off from communi cation. And when, a few weeks after, we visited Troy, we could cheerfully have gone to any inconvenience ' to relieve; one .'Buffering much and needlessly, but we had no doe.;.1: If one's case is worth writing at all, it is not once in a tbonsand times that' the name should be left unwritten. ! Even if the confession be of crime, or of dishonorable -conduct, it is better to select one who can ' be confided in, and then make a frank and full and personal explanation.. Repentance behind a mask is suspicious. . - ' . ,x : - s . We disdaih to consider the case of those miscreants who seek to make mischief in fam ilies, in neighborhoods, orhotween, friends, by anonymous information, whether true or falsa A man who, under cover of darkness, would stab another's name or hopes, is an own child of the Devil, and is about his master's business with an infernal fidelity. ., If you wish to warn a person of danger, or apprize him of any evil, go to him, or go to some friend who will, or write with your sig nature. But if you will not do that, do both' iog. If yon are unwilling to bear for another the risks ol writing your name, you are not friend enough to entitle you to meddle with his affairs at all. '" We are largely in receipt of letters from anonymous persona asking for small loans of monsy, aud with only initials for oor super scription.- A glance detects such trumpery and a very Blight turn of the wrist converts them to ashes. A man's name is meant, to be a safeguard. Wheie a man is known, he is silently restrain ed from a thousand incidental temptations which would assail him if he were consciously unknown. , A man's name on paper is the rep resentative of bis person. It will be astiong inducement to care, honor, truth and proprie ty. The want of a name to a letter is a pre. sumptive evidence that a man has been doing something of which he is ashamed.. An I all honest men, ought to make it a rule to burn up, without reading, anonymous coinnaaniea- tkms. This is onr rule. -It is only now and then that we begin to read without knowing that the letter is nameless. ' But usually, "A letter without a signature goes in an instant into the fire, or into strips for the wind to play with j ' - ,, . From Harper's Weekly. MS- SICKLES' CHILD VISITS HOC la fSISON. : Oi Wednesday, when it was ascertained that Mrs. Sickles would be able to leave in tbe train at six o'clock the next morning, Mrs. agioli carried Miss Laura Sickles to, see her father. '"Up to this time, but' of a dread tbat the place iu which she. would, find bim wo creatw-S-" terror in her mind, Mr. Sickles had refused lb have her brought to him;' bpt when oe ijuna tbat sue was about to leave, and that hating been kept under the impression that he was io New Yorkj whither she was goiog, and that arriving ' there and .not finding her father, she would experience a great disap pointment, he finally gave orders to have her brought to him, expressing at the tame time a fear; which afterward proved to be too well founded, that the visit, much as he wanted to see; the child, would result in the formation of some gloomy impression in her mind. Brought dowo'in a carriage on a bright, beautiful day. the little girl passed, in a few momenta, from the clear sunlight into! a vaulted room, with bare whitewashed walls and a brick floor; at first the joy of seeing her father engrossed her attention, but soon the strange appearance of things excited her childish wonder. ' In one corner she fonnd a rack containing a few old muskets belonging to the jail, and now super ceded, by! the more ' efficient .revolvers with which the guards are -all armed; in another corner was a narrow Cot for sleeping, a poorer looking affair than her father's servants have; and then outside the windows there! was a row of iron bars; and altogether, she was evidently at a loss to know what to make of ber father's snrrroundiogs, but fully convinced tbat it wag all very queer. " She wanted to know why her father did not come home, and was told that he had a great deal to do, and could not leave at present; then she asked if he wasnot going with mamma and Laura to New York in the morning, and was acswered tbat he could not leave at present, bnt hoped to see his little daughter again soon. ,A bnndred questions, such as a puzzled and excited ehild wonld naturally raise, were propounded, and .all ap parently parried; bnt at last some dark fore bodings seemed to fall upon her delicate soul, as if tbe very proximity of a prison and crim inals shocked tbe purity which could not even comprehend the meaning of. crime, for sud denly her fair little face become troubled, and her beautiful large, dark eyes filled with tears Mat multiplied and flowed freely down cheeks, and, when the fountain was exhausted, were replaced by sobs. She conk) give no answer to the many coaxing inquiries as to what made her weep, and ber grief wbs so great that she was at last taken away by her grandmother, bearing with her a small, bunch of flowers which ber father had called from a boqnet on his table, and followed by a yearn ing agony which caused the strong man to hide bis face in bis pillow and weep the most bitter .tears he has shed since he baa been in prison. The N. Y. Herala has a lone review of the Sickles tragedy, evidently from the pen of at friend, and indicating the' course of the defense In the Coming trial. '1' He attempts to account for tbe dishonor of Mrs! Sickles as follows: ' ' i" ' 5 - ' Though it was observed in society that Mr. Key was alwaysat tbe same ball or 'reception where Mrs. Sickles was found, still his' atten tions were so decorous and unconcealed, that the nearest - friends of both entertained not the least apprehension of anything serious be tween them. Under this cunning mask of respectful regard it turns out now that Key nourished a burning passion for the unfortun ate wife of Sickles: that he Beized every "p portuoity and employed every expedient known to bis vast experience as a" "gay de ceiver." to entice and allure her within tbe artful meshes he had drawn round her. He" sought to interest her by talking in a melan choly tone of his lonely widowhood and his raotlierless children. ' At -another time he would allude to his delicate "health, which hie caiural ' paleness seemed to indicate, and he talked of the weariness of the world and his desire for reft. At the proper period he gave way to the most passionate declarations ef his frantic love, which, by all accounts, were probably true. By such tactics, resolutely followed 'up, Key succeeded is flattering, blinding," dazzling, and finally seducing his luckless victim; and tbe first false "step took place in' the house and very bed of Sicklea, during his" temporary absence-in NewYork. After this their stolen interviews' were manag ed at tbe house hired by Key for the purpose; and bo maddened was be by his delirious pas sion, or so hardened by affairs of this kind, that be insisted' on frequent rendezvous reck less of the frightful consequences that "might ensue on discovery-' : ' '" 0 :1 '' " ' ' t ' BTOEEJK COURT OF OHIO-' --..;.-.,.' -i ;.'' '-ViiVotll .. . -'J , . ,, Satdbdat, March. 12. ,,s.v.- GewAroi Docket. :ti c. .M j The Portage County Branch Bank Vi Gas. lavas Lane. ' Error to District Court of Por tage County. - ' " ; ;' ' :!' ! Peck, J. - - "f ! -': Where L., at the request of S. 4 Co, for the purpose of procuring from tbe plaintiff a loan for the benefit of S. Jt Co.,' joined1 them, in a note for $3000, payable to the plaintiff ninety days after date, and left the note' with 8. & Co., for negotiation, and the plaintiff, knowing tbat L. was merely a surety, refused to discount the note at its face, bat without the knowledge or consent of LH Agreed with S. A Co. to loan them $2000 upon it and same day wrote across the face of the note $2000.' This note was 'discounted for 12000, which amount is due upon it John H. Ebbert Cashier,' and the plaintiff, the note not having been paid at maturity, brought suit against air tbe makers, describing it as a note for $3000. Held:- ' ' 1. That the note op te the time of its -transfer and delivery by 8. & Con to plaintiff, bad no legal validity as a promissory note for any amount. v , 2. That the plaintiff having refused to. Si I ? 3 if