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THE FR RE PRESS It rVIUaUlO KIkL , L i J.Wfiud M. C. Sailer, Editor, aitt Proprietors, At Oat Dollar and Fifty Cent per Mourn, ia Aarajrca, or TWO UMUrtif SOI laid wilhaa tha jew. . I riauu hi i ic) JO Priuilog. Ilfl BATS larger aaaortmeut of job tjpa, ft and can do intu work than any of Ice lo tela rtefuttv. Wt only ask a trial. Iter baota and other who wast Cads, Cibcclam, Pamfhlit, Blakk", Handbills, Bill-Hxadi, Ticcrra, PaooEAMMia, Cataloqum, Wil! bo accommodated tn till shortest potai bla time madtrat teraa. :3T he lora II tut i Uk or liti l " tm: gowrrmmoH of the mnos." 0L. 26. ( AHROLLTOy OHIO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 185R NO. .52. T illlillli R There't a wail on the weat wind's breath. A wall for the dying year; A a H rattlee the ruatet laarea. From roof, tree and aheltered eevea, And a pall from ita plentiful harreat weaves For the stately bier, Thero'i a sigh ia many a heart, A. aigh for the dying year, For beauty that pateeth away, For pleasures that quickly decay, For hopes that are withered too briefly, ere they Bar been realized hero. There't a tong on the weat wiud'a breath, A long of gladness and c beer; Aa it rattles the ruaaal leaves, Ana a tapes triar blanket It weaves, To cover the grain for the reaper's sheaves In a coming yoar. May the melody born in the heart, When aorrow and darkneaa be near, Be rich In the promise and bop it brings, .Sweet as the spell that the wild wind flings, Ai it sweeps o'er the trembling and quiver ing stiings Of the dying year. My Sclcet Normtiue. DOWN HILL. A P1CTURS OF LIFE. Not long sine I had occasion to visit out of our Courts, and while conversing with legal friend , 1 beard the name of John Anderson called. 'There ia t hard case,' remarked mj legal friend, I looked npou the man in tbe prisons!' dock. He was standing up, and he plead guilty to the crime of theft. He was tall man, hut bent and infirm, though not old. Hit gaib waa torn, sparse, and filthy ; his fce all bloated and bloodahot; his hair matted with dirt; and his bent form quivering with delirium. Certainly I never saw a more pitiable object, fcurely that " man was not burn a Villain. I moved mv place to obtain a fairtr view of hi face. He aaw my movement, and turned his head. Ha gazed upon uic a aingle instant, and then coveting bia face with hi hands, h tank powerleas into his seat. 'Good God !' I involiintarity exclaimed ttaitieg forward. 'Wil' I had half apoken his name when be quickly raited his bead, and caat upou ni a look of such imploring agony that my tongue waa tied at once. Then he cover ed hie face again. I asked ror legal com panion if the prisoner had a counsel f He aaid no. I then told him to do all in bia power for the poor fellow's benefit, and I would pay him. He promiaed, and I left. I could not remain and tee the man tried. Teara came in my eyes at I gazed upon him, and it waa not until I had gaiued the street and walked some distance that 1 could breathe freely, John Aaderaoa 1 Alas, he was asham ed to be known as bia mother'a son ! That was not his name: but you shall know him by no other. I will call him bv the name that now stands upon the record of the Court. John Anderson was my school mate; and it was not many years ago not over twenty, mat we fett our Academy togeth erhe to return to the home of wcaltbv parente; I to sit down in the dingy sanctum oi a newspaper omce for a few years and " "uu:r nurjBs iu ocean, i waa gone some four yeara, and when I returned I found John a married man. His father was dead, and bad left his only son a princely fortune. 'Ah C ,' he said to ma. aa h plainly see that Ellen wat troubled. She tried to hide it, but a face to used to the sunshine of am ilea could not wear a cloud concealed. At length Jobn came. Hia face wat flushed aud bra eyes looked inflamed. Hi gvatped my band with a happy Isugh led 'Uld FeUw. Old Dogsaid I must come and live with him, and many fiuer extravagant things. Hia wife tried to bide har teara, while hit mother shook ber head and aaid: 'He'll aow them wild oat aoon darling can never be a bad mat.' 'God grant it,' thought I to myself; and I well knew that the lame prayer was up on Ellen's lips. It waa late when I retired, and we might not nave done to even then had not Johp fallen aaleep in hia chair. On the following morning I walked out with my friend. 1 told him I waa aorry to see mm aa 1 saw bim tbe night before up, saia ne, wun a laugn, 'that waa nothing. Only a little wine party. We bad a gloif out time. I only with you hid been there.' At first I thought I would say no more, but was it not rty duty? I knew hia na ture better than he knew it himself. His appetites and pleasure bounded his own visions. I knew bow kind and generous he wat alas! too kind, too generous? 'John, could you have seen Ellen's face last evening, you would have trembled Can yon make ber unhappy?' He stop ped me with 'Don't be a fool I Why ahould she be unhappy?' 'Because the fears you are going down hill,' I told him. Did the aay sot' he asked with a flush ed face.' 'No; I read it in her look.' 'Perhaps a reflection of her own tho'ts,' be suggested. 'I surely thought to when you eame home,' I replied. I never can forget the look he gave me then to full cf reproof, of eurprise, and of pain. 'C , I forgive you ; for I know that you are my friend, but never tpeak to me again like that. I going down kill! x ou know better. That can never br. I know my power. I know my own wants My mother knows me much better than me, and my hand was shsken warmly. I utr (lou t tav a word of tha met me at tbe Railway station, yeu shall set what a bird I have caged . My Ellen is a perfect lark a robin, a very princess of all birds that ever looked beautiful or sang aweettyl' He was enthusiastic, but not mistaken for I found his wife all be aaid, timply milling the poetry. She was truly one of the most beautifut women I ever aaw. And so good, too, to loving and so kind! Aye the so loved Jobn, thai abe really loved all bit friends. What a lucky feI- iow to ma tucn a wite. And what a lucky woman to find such a hutband, for John Anderson wat as handsome aa abe. Tall, straight, manly, bigh-browed, with chest nut curie, and a faee aa faultlessly noble and beautiful at ever an artist copied. And he was good too; and kind, generous and true. I spent a week with them, and I was happy all the time. John't mother lived with than, a fine old lady aa ,fJ irtJf and making herself f onatant joy aud pride in boasting upon her ton, her 'darling boy 1 at abe always called him. i gave her aa account of my adventures by sea and land in foreign climes, and aha kissed me wkn I left. She aaid she kitted me because I loved ber darliag. I did not see John again 'for four yean. I reached Lis house late in the evening. He waa not at home, but hia wife and mother were there to receive me, and two curly-beaded boya were at play about El len's chair. I knew at once, they were my friends children. Eveiythiug seemed pleasant, until (be little ones were in bed and asleep aud happy, and then I could Ellen does," A I 1 1 .1 . aii, nau mat inotuer oeen at wise as the wat loving, the would have tren tha toe 'wild oats which her sou was sowing would surely grow up and ripen, enly to turmsh seed for resowiog. But abe loved him, loved him almost to well or, at I ahould sav, too blindly. But I could aay no more. I only pray ed that God would guard blm, and we converted upon other tubjectt. I could spend but one day with him, we promised to correspond often. Three yeart more patted, duting which John Anderson wrote to me at least once a month, and tometimet oftener ; but at the end of that time hit leltert ceased rora iug, and I received no mere for two years, when I again found myself in hit native town. It wat early in tbe afternoon when I arrived, and I took dinne at the hotel. I had finished my meal, and was loun ging iu front of the hotel, when I saw a Amoral procession winding into a distant churchyard. than asked the landlord whose funeral it waa, 'Mrs. Anderson's,' he aaid, and as lie spoke I noticed a slight drooping of the bead, aa though it cut him to aay so. 'What John Anderson's wife?' 'No,' he replied ; 'it ia hia mother,' and aa he aaid this be turned away; but a gen tleman who stood near, and bad overheard our conversation, immediately took the theme himself. 'Our host don't teem inclined to con verse upon that subject,' he remarked with a shrug of the thoulders. 'Did you ever know John Anderson.' He was my school matt in boyhood, and my bosom friend in youth-' He led me to one tide, and then spoke at follows: 'Poor Jobn I He was the pride of this town tiz years ago. Thit man opened a hotel at that time, and sought eustosn by giving wine suppers. John waa present at me most oi mem tne gayest ti tne gay and the most generous of the party . In fact, he paid for nearly every one of them. Then be began to go down bill. And he has been going down ever since. At timet true friends have prevailed upon him to stop, but bis stops wore of abort duration. A short season of sunthine would gletm upoa hit home, and then tbe night came, more dark and drear than before. He said he never would get drunk again, vet be would 'take a glass of wine with a friend,' that glass of wine was the gate to let in tne flood. Mix yean ago be was worth sixty thousand dollars. Yesterday he bor rowed fifty dollars to pay hia mother's fu neral expenses That poor mother bore up as long as she could. She aaw her son her 'darling boy,' the always called him brought home drunk many times, and she even bore blowa from hi m I But tbe'a at rest now ! Her 'darling' wore ber life away and brought her gray hairs ia aorrow to the gravel Ob, I hope and trust Ibis may reform him !' Bat his wife?' I asked, 'Her heavenly love has held ber up tbnt for, but aha is only a shadow of the wife that bleated hit home six years ago.' 'My informant wat deeply affected; and was I, and I asked him no mora. During the remainder of the afternoon I debated with myself whether to call up on John at all But finally I resolved to . il f ! ..a. - --.' lu, mougn I waited till after tea. 1 found John and his wife alone. They had both been weeping, though I could see at a glance that Ellen's was beaming with love and hope. But, oh 1 she waa chanced wdly, painfully so. They ware glad to tec past.' Jobn urged, taking mv haad a sec ocd time. 'I know you apok truth to me nva yean ago. t waa going down hill. but 1 ve got as far as I can. I stop here at tne root, everything is gone but my wife. I have sworn, and ay oath shall be kept- alien aad I ate going to be happy now.' 'The poor fellow buret into teara here. tlia wife followed tuit ; and I kept them company. I could bot help crywg like a child. My God what a tight! The once noble, true man, to fallen become a mere broken glut, the last fragment only reflec ting the image it once bore a poor sup pl.ant at the feet of Hope, begging a grain of warmth for tbe beatta of himself and wife. And how I had honored and lov ed that man, and bow I loved him still 1 Oh, I hoped, aye, more than hoped, I be livd, he would be aaved. And as I ga aed upon that wife to truatiag, to loving, o true, and to hopeful still, aud even in tbe midat of living death I prayed more fervently than aver, that God would bold him up, keep him up, and lead him back to tbe top of the hill. In the morning, I taw the children, now grown up to intelligent boyt, and though tbey looked pale and wan, they smiled, and teemed happy when their father kiaaed them. When I went away, John took me by the hand and aaid: 'Tiuit me. Believe me now. I will be a man henceforth whila life last.' And little over two years more bad pas sed, wbeu I read in a newsprint tbe death of Ellen Anderson. I started for the town where tbey bad liv-d aa soon as pot. tiible, for I might help some one. A t . . , , leanui presentiment naa possessed rav mind. I stopped at the stately house where tbey had dwelt, but strangers occupied it. 'Waere it Jobn Anderson?' I asked. 'Don't know, I'm sure. He's been gone theae three montht. Hia wife died in the madhouse last week 1' 'And the children? 'Oh, tbey both died before she died!' I staggered back and hurried from tbe plaee. 1 hardly knew which way I went; but iustinct led me to tha churchyard. I found lour graves which bad been made in three sjjears. 1 be mother, the wife, and the two tjBkildren slept iu them! r I taAnri what lia Anna ffiia?' T naL.l mi.. self. And a voire answered: THE DEMON OF THE WINE TABLE!' But this was not all tha work. No. B! Tbe next day I taw -ob, God I far, far more terrible: I taw in tbe court room. But that wat not the last not the lull A Cat SUry. A philosophical old gentleman waa one day paatiog a new school house, erected toraewbere toward the tatting tan bord tn of our glorious Union, when hit atten tion waa suddenly attracted to a crowd of persona gal bared around the door. He inquired of a boy, whom be met, what waa going on. "Well, oelhin', 'cept tbe skule kommit- ty, and they're goto' in." "Ob, committee meets to-dav. What for!" "Well," continued the boy, "von ate Bill, tbat't ear biggest boy, got mad (be our aay at tne leaaber, and to be went til round and gatbeie dead cats. Notbin' but cata, and cat, and cata. Ob, it wat orful, theca cata!" "Pshaw! what bare tbe catt to do with the school committee ?" "Now, well, you tee Bill kept a brincin' cata and cats; altera pilin' them up yon der," pointing to a huge pile aa large in extent aa a pyramid, and considerably ar omatic; ''and he piled them up. Nothin' but cats, cata ! ' "Never mind, mv ton. what Bill did: whit has the committee met for?" 'Then Bill got tick a htulin' 'em. and everybody got aick a notin' 'era, but Bill got madder and didn't give it up, but kept I'hiu va iuo cats ana "Tell what the committee are holding a meeting for !" "Why, tbe skule cotomittv are coin to uoiu a meeliu to aay whether they'll movo tut tcuie House or the cats! ' The old gentlemta evaporated immedi ately. An Elopement and it E-emtta. It may be remembered that tome two months ago, Mr. Wm. H. White eloped with Miaa Amanda Piatt, of Hartford, Conn. Mr. White had a wife acd three children aad a proaperoua bueioett, Miaa Piatt waa sixteen yean old, aad ber pa rent moved in good circle. The first heard of tbe rawing coup! waa bv a telegram, D, C, from Senator Ditoo of Connecticut, aanouacing that tbey were topping at Brown' Hotel in that City. Mr. White for tome raaaoo, etteUeoiy left Waeauagtoa, aad eame to New York. Arriviag here three weak ago, he placed bit victim ia a ditrcpu table house ia tbe upper pan of thit city aad there left ber. Discovering that the bad been basely de serted, tbe repentant girl wrote to her fa ther. He came on and took h;r borne. Oa Saturday officer Stepbenaon taw White ia Broadway and arretted him. He waa given in charge of Sheriff Chamberlain, of Hartford, who by a requisition upon Governor King, took him back upon a charge of abduction and (eduction, Mr. White declared after hi trrett that be would never be placed alive inside tbe walit of a prison. y. Y. Timet. The Ltttle Star Paw, There was once a little child, with laugh ing and flaxen hair, that brad tha gay flower, tod oft at early Tbi tU prograase of the Southern ' of tk. tWaratie parly. Hare it a dtoWatioa of Senator Davar to that offer', made ia b a recent speech before the Leg iaiature of Muoataippi, to which we have before referred ; bat which w quote en tire, for the pu-poaa of preserving tbe rec ord of tbe Dimtrrealt treason: "That tbe dear indication war that the 1 lack Republican would have the majority in the next Congrats, aad would thus control tbe lagklatioo of tbe State: that in bis opinion their policy would be to bare suck a multiplicity of cat did ales for the Prdocy at to prevent a choice by tbe people, an I thus tbey would teem by aa election by the House, ooe of tbawr owa men. That if thit ahould be to, or if tbey thou Id elect a President by a rota of SJt1 !rt!,fJT I" but one answer to give.- Due, fie loved the stars too. and would sit and watch tbem aa tbey twink led ia the blue iky till wbile g'aa og be fell aaleep. He bad a staler once, but abe steep within her little grave where tbe weeping willow wave at every breet, and wbeie Uu brigU eyed violet I aaw my legal friend on the day fol lowing the trial. He aaid John Anderaon was in prison. I hastened to see him. The turnkey tonducted me to his cell the key turned the huge lock the ponderous door swung upou its hinges with a sharp creak and I aaw a dead body auapended by the neck from a grating of tbe window' I looked at the horrible face I could tee nothing of Jobn Anderson there, but tbe face I had teen in tbe court room waa suf ficient to connect the two, and I knew that thia wat all Itft on earth of him who I bad loved to well! And thit wit the last of the Demon' work ; tbe laat act in the terrible drama! Ab, from tbe first sparkle of the red wine, bsd been- down down down until tbe foot of the hill had been finally reach ed. When I turned away from that cell, and once more walked amid tbe flathiug saloons and revet hall, I wished that my voice had power to thunder tbe life story of which I had been a witness, into tbe ears of all living men! Select Jttiscellang DESPERATE DUEL. :o: The following extract from a private let '.or, written by one of tbe soldiers in tbe army of Utah, gives the particulars of one ef tbe mott desperate duela on record. Tbe tragedy occurred in Cedar Valley, during the fust week in September. Globe. 'Tbe parties to this sanguinary affair were two gamblers from St, Louis Ruck- er and Peel . What gave rise to tbe diffi culty was, that, in the course of a game for SI 000, Rucker played a secreted card, and waa detected by Peel, who took the money, Rneker forfeiting the pile by the falsa play. The ensuing day tha parties met at the settler's store. While there, some remark by a third party revived tbe subject of tbe game, and the quarrei of worda betwoin Rucker and feel took a mote tejious turn, Peel laid thit there wat but one way to settle tbe matter they muit fight. Tbey adjourned outaide the store, and taking their station about ten yard apart, drew tbelf revolvers aad fired. Both fel! at the first shot Ruck- a .a a . aVtia.a er shot in tne ortaei ana reel in. tne shoulder. One of Peel' fingers wis taken off by tbe shot. The second (hot took ef fect in both Rucker then raietd up on hi knee and fired twice, both ball hitting Peel. Tbe latter, bleeding from six wounds. struggled up from tbe ground , and resting bis revolver on bis arm, and taking delib erate aim shot Rutker to the heart. Peel is not expected to live; indeed aa I write a rumor prevails that he is dead. Both of these desperadoes came out from the States last spring, and had thousand of dollars of the soldiers money, which tbey hid won in a 'professional way. Their death is not likely to be regretted among the soldiers. 'Til Vote for the Other Han." The following story is told of a rerolu tioniry tolditr who wm running for Con grass; It appean that be was opposed by a raucn younger man, who bad never 'been in the wan, and it was the wont of the "Revolutionary " to tell the people of tbe hardships he endured. Says be 'Fellow citizens I havt fought and bled lor my country 1 helper whip the Brit 1 A 1 J' T 1 a uu aim toe tuuiana. 1 nave slept upon tne neid el bhttie witb no other covering out tne canopy oi heaven. I Lave walked j ..i, - . . over irozeo grouoa mi every loolttep wat marked with blood." Just about this time one of the "sov ereigns," who had become very much af fected by bis tale of woe, walks up in front of tbe speaker, wiping tha tears from his eyes with the extremity of his coat tail, and interrupting htm, says: "Did you aay that you bad fought the British and the Ijina?" "Yes," responded Revolutionary. "Did you say that you had slept on the ground, while serving your country, with out any kiver?" "Yes, sir, I did." "Did yon say you had followed tbe en emy of your country over froaen ground till every footstep was marked with blood?" "Yes," exultingly replied the soeaker. "Well, then,' says the tearful 'sovereign,' aa ue gave a sign or paiciui emoticn, '1 11 be blamed if I don't think you've done enough for your couutry, and I'll volt for tht other man!" A Jersey Mr ante. In that benighted Territory which has been accidentally, by some "esrthquske," thrown up and affixed to the Uuited States, there used to be a law which required those about perpetrating the awful crime of mat rimony to procure a license and pay for t I fu one of the villages of the Tem'toff an eccentric geu'ut, still living ind reign ing, officiated aa county clerk. Tbe vil lage was quite secluded in tbe aand plains, and the 'Squire' pastured his cows on tbe broad sere around, bunging them bonte at n:ght, and letting them go lo grass and aad in the morning. He kept a bell on one of them lo help bim in finding them ; but one morning a be was letting them loos he perceived that the clapper of the bell was tost. Being unable to find it, he made a substitute by making fast his office key. Not till be had reached bis office did it occur to him that he should want the key, but now finding himself locked out, be betook himself to other matters, proposing to recover the key at night. adoui noon a rougb-and-ready young Jer- seyman, in full drew, came riding into town, inquired for the clerk, scared him ud J L - j r ' auu aaaeu tor a marriage lieenae. 'sorry i can t accommodate vou to-dav. but it'a no go." Why notf I'm going lo be splice! He believed the stars ware God's littla cbiktreo, and he thought hi sister wat one of tbem. aad tbe brightest be called by ber nine. He wondered why abe did not com nearer to bim, and praise bia Dowers, for she I ved thorn to tender- '7- One morning be plucked a Washing roaa, all wet witb dew, and bore it to bit utothor, laying, tbe bright star had kiaaed hit flower, ind left a tear upou it. aud be lk,.....l.. LI- - . .r tuvugtu uis aastar wept aoaanat be was . . . . . L - mi .,. a now lucre, mat nignt be gated snoi earnestly, and witbed that be might be a tar and go and be with her. Too toon tbe color faded from his cheek aad hit little bind grew hot, and he could not stand to witch tbe star . But it shone upon his bed and he thought be should soon be near it. mi . . . ... ine motner wept, tnd pressed him toJ ber bosom, for she knew that be must die, and he was very dear to her. But be aaid he would come tnd thine upon her, witb uu aiaier, and kiss ber Howen, and then she would not weep. There was a time whej there was no cherub faee upon that bed, but another little bed waa made beneath the willow tree. Often at eve, the Bother watcbea the star as aba thinka of the loved but absent ones, Oiivt Branch. Gen Washington's Opinion. Gen. Washington, in a letter to Gen eral Lafayette, in 1798 made use of tbe following language : "I agree with you cordially in your views in regard to Negro Slavery. I have long considered it a most serious evil, both society and politically, and I, should rejoice in any feasible scheme fo rid our Slates of such a burden. Wbee that happened ; whea tbe Govern ment waa in hostile bands; when the Presidency and the Home of legislation were controlled by tbe enemies of the South, kt vat for atttrtimg the Mtptitd eneetf Mittimppi; he teat for immediate withdrawal from tht Union!' Senator Hammond, in hia speech t 1'arawell, 8. C. on tbe f 7th of October. whilst alto deuyiag t! at be wa a dwoaioa it, declared that; if tbe gverament ever again adopted the policy of a protective Tariff or of Internal Improvement, or o' a National Bank, the Sjuth must imme diately dissolve tbe Union. The fact that such traasonahl teati ment art utttred by prominent member of the Democratic party, with scarcely a word of distent from ita Northern Sub servient, is proof that it has already be come demoralized beyond tbe hope of re covery.O. S. Journal. The Faatf of the Amistad Oaso. 8ome twenty year ago a alava ship landed a cargo of African negroes on tbe Island of Cuba. They were there sold it lota "to suit purchasers." A lot was houht by two Spaniard name 1 Ruix aad bfan Ux, who tubstquentiy chtrtertd a (mill veeeel to take tbem to another nart of th Island. When out of sight of Uu I, the oegroea arose and took poetetaion of the veeeel and demanded to be taken back to their native home in Africa. Tbey com mitted no assault upon their purchasers further than to demand of them their re lease from bondage and their restoration to home, kindred, and liberty. They knew nothing of navigation, and tbe ves sel finally found ita way iuto Long Island Sound; and was formally taken possession of by tbe revenue cutter aud brought into New Haven, where tbe cases ware tried, and tha Court decided that tbey were en titled to tbeir freedom, and they were sub sequently eat at liberty, and tbe two Span iards lost their '-property." If we mis take not, tht late Jjhn Qtincv Adam "The Congress of 1787 adopted an or dinsnee which prohibits tbe existence of I voluntaared to la Ita aaMaaaal fi .!, involuntarv Scivitudt, in our 'nriliKo.ir ' l , w u . " ar mM wou lu "w naveo ana argu- Terntory forever. I consider it a trite ad their team ftaaas WeUTa Hailrtv4 fMa l,u to-night, and mutt hive it, whether or no."i meaturt. It met with tbe approval and, the District Court of the United Stale 'But tbe fact it.' said the dark 'mv I tetent of nearly every member of the State from whinh an aaaaM m aJ office is locked up, and my cow has gont J mora immediately interested in stave labor, full bench of the Unite I State 8uprem awav with the k'y !" The prevailing opiuion ia Virginia is Court, where the diciiinn .ffi,mli "The cow ! what does the cow wantlagainlt the pread of Slavery into the Afterwaids the Soaniah " - 1 . 1 A ., I aw i I I f . . t ,t . .. . - r " - witu tne aey I j "urw, uu inm wt enaii nave a vonjeaeracy of tret Atatet: An Important Faot. One of our business men stated to us yesterday, that he could have increased his business during tbe put yeir at least ten thousond dollars, if he had continued ad vertising at he bad done formerly. He bad put off preparing hit ctrdt and an nouncement! from time to time, for a more leiture moment, and at tbe end of the year tbe reault of the delay was as above mentioned. It may be asserted as a posi tive fact, that no commercial pursuit can flourish in this day of newspapera without regular and liberal advertising. The mas who follows thia fundamental rule will re alize from five hundred to a thousand per cent, ana oiten more, on tbe money paid for advertising. The trader, mechanic, or manufacturer will not be able to maintain a highly successful business if he confines bimstlf to a select few of 'old customers-' He must either rely on tbe general nublic. or make no progress; and he can oulv each that promiscuous body by publishing tue range and extent of his stock in the J .; . m .. advertising columns oi tne newspapera printea where be does business. Ohio Statesman. So the old fellow told the whole storV. and so the two set off for sandy plains to nna lue cows and gel tbe key. But the more they looked the lest tbev found, and finally bad to give it up. A bright thought atruck the clerk of the county. "I'll fix you out!" said be, and young Jersey jumped a rod, so tickled waa be to know that he was to be fixed out of the fix he wat in. They proceeded to a store close by the office, aud there the county scribe indicted tbe following autograph: Territory of Sea Jersey, It. To all that may tee these, greeting: Whereas, I tbe undersigned, clerk of this county, having this morning unthougbted ly tied my office key aa a clapper into my cow's bell; and whereas tbe said cow haa gone astray to parts unknown, bearing with her the said key, and therefore the said key is noa est invtntut tint is, can't be bad; and whereat, one Aimer Barnes has made application to me for a raariiage li cense, and tbe said Abner insists that bt cannot wtit uutil the cow cornea home with tbe key, but ia compelled by the violence of hit feelings and the arrangements al rtaty made to get married: Therefore these preseots are to command any person legal- ly authorxed to celebrate the rights of jReolutioB1 Who are the Agitators. AN ABOLITION SPY. The Mobile Register it in a very bad temper about an 'abolition' spy sent out by tbe government, It says: 'Spies Uros Us. On Saturday last, tome of our citizens atctrttioed that a se cret agent of 1 lit government, sent hither ter tbe purpose of embarrassing the erai- ration to Nicaragua, had been for some uaya id our raiast. as toon as tins was definitely known, preparations were made to drive the gentleman from the town, but on inquiry at his hotel it wss ascertained that he had left for Washington about twelve o'clock in tbe day. Judge Camp bell took hia departure on the same day, about aa hour previously, and by a differ ent route. Tbe secret agent the spy who was tent lo Alabama ia order to de feat an enterprise for tha exteosron of sla very, is called Gen. Wilson, and bit resi dence is that hot bed of abotitioniem tbe State of Ohio. We like tha frankness of the concession I J .aa.t Atll . nere mane mat tne nuouiter enterpnte is 'an enterprise for tbe extension of Slavery.' It ia the truth without circumlocution and tbe roan who blinds his eyes to it Is either a knave, a dupe or a fool. Qatttte. EJT Correction does much, but encour agement does more; enourtgeineut af ter censure, it as the tun after a tbower. mttrimony, to join the said Abner Birnee to Rebecca Downes, and for doing to, tbit shall be your sufficient authority. Given under mv hand and private seal on the door-step of my office the teal of my omce being lopked up and my cow having gone off with tbe key this fourth day of October, A. D. 18. Henry Obbobn, Clerk. Life Illustrated. Stiipidiiiee. Walking along the streets with the point of an umbrella sticking out behind, under the arm or over the shoulder. By stop ping suddenly to speak to a friend, or oth er cause, a person walking in the rear had bis brain penetrated through the eye, in one of our streets, and died in a few days. Stepping into a church aisle, after dis mission, and standing to converse with oth ers, or to allow occupants of the pew to past out before, for the courtesy of prece dence of a greater booiishness lo thoae be hind. To take exercise or walk for the health, when every ttep it a drag, aud instinct urea to repos . To guzzle down glass after glass of cold water on getting up in tbe morning, with out any feeling of thirst, under the impres sion of the health giving nature of ita washing-out qualities. t o sit down to the table aud "lores yourself to eat when there ia not only no appetite, hut a positive aversion to food. To take a glass of soda, or toddy, or sapgaree, qr miut-drops, on a summer day, under tne beliei mat u is saier ana oetier than a glass of cold water. Toeeooomite time, by robbing yourself of necessary aleep, on the ground that an hour tared from aleep is an bour gained for life, when in reality it it two hours ac tually spoiled. Journal of Health, Tbe Administration Party have been two yean deploring tbe agitation of Slave ry, and ever since last Spring have insist ed that lb biavery queatiou was finally and conclusively settled, There has been no new attempt at agitation on tbe part of the Opposition. But how it it with themselves? The Presidsot sends in his menage ind two mortal columns of it are devoted to fanning the flames of Slavery agitation. Congress meets, and on the first day of tbe session, Mr. Mason, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, ac ting in behalf of the Administration, tikes the earliest moment to revive the Slavery agitation by calling up the claim of ths owners of tbe Amkttad negroes. Tbe South Carolina Legislature assem bles with a conceded Administrative ma jority in both Houses. Its whole lime ia taken up with discussions of a proposition to re -open the Slave Trade, and the revi val of "agitation." The Arkansas Legislature, alio in set tetion, devotes its time to Pro Slavery for tbe express purpose of . I : j c n ciaiuieu irom our urovernmeni rsmuura tion for the Ices which ita citizjns sustain ed by tht decision of the Connecticut Court, and the liberation of the African. Our government recognized thia claim, aad the Democratic Adiniaietiationt,tince that day have never failed to urge this prepos terous and outrageous claim, npon the at tention of Congreaa, and recommend it payment. Several Committees of both House of Congress, made up aa they gen erally are, of a majority of pro-slavery men, have reported in favor of this claim upon various pretext, but Congress baa nevei yet dared lo vote an appropriation for it, and we truat never will. Botton Mas. keeping up "agitation. The North Carolina Legislature is agi tatirg the subject of reducing free negroes to Slavery. Tbe Alabama and Florida Legislature are agitating the Slave Trade Save your Doctor Bills and Time. Mt. Savage, Md., July 7, 1856. Dear Sir: In consequence of taking cold after a bad attack of the measles, scree eleven years since, I have from that time suffered greatly witb a disordered liver aad stomach, I hare been at time so bad that my life waa dispaired of I was indu ced some time age, through the persuas ion of a friend , Mr. Shifer, to try a bottle of Hoofldnd's German Bitters, thinking if it done no good it could do roe no harm, and knowing Mr. Suafer to be a gentleman who would not recommend anything to me, that be did not have confidence in. Before I had taken one third of tbe botllv, my bowels became regular and I had a fine appetite. When 1 had used tha two- The Mississippi politicians are issueinc tulrJsf it I considered my health as good manifestoes, all to a greater or less extent eTer "d could eat anything, agitating the slavery question. All these witho' uMssgreeing with me in tbe are Democratic bodies. ,eut- 1 nw keeP s bott!e " the Bitten Who are the agitatort? tbe house continually, and in case I take cold, or I feel unwell, I take one or Hair Rcatore. two desea, and it makes a change in my Prof. Wood, Advertisea in our columns bowels which it all I need, wherefore, for hit valuable medicine for restoring hair, (he past eleven years, my doctor bill has and for the prevention of baldness Ate. been from $10 to $35 per year, beside lost Thia remedy baa been used quite exten- time and severe illness. Yours truly, tivety, and with great aucceea. Hundreds, P, J. THRASHER, nay, thousands hive used it, and ire wil- To Dr. C. M. Jackson, Philadelphia, Pa. ling to teatify to ita efficacy. Read the j Ask for Hooflanda German Bitten. advertisement go at once acd procure a Tak nothing else, see that tbe siguature bottle, and prove it virtue. Our good old ' of C. M.Jackson, ia on the wrapper of bald headed bachelor friend should em-. each bottle. Tbey can be had of drug brace tbia opportunity lo cover their pates gists and storekeepers in every town an t with a coat of rich luxuriant bair. Indi- village in tbe United State. Caaadas. anapolit Locomotive. MWl have never known a poor man to obtain a premium at a fair, where tbere was a rich man to compete with him. I have never known a minuter of the Gospel to be called from a higher to a lower salary. I have never known a poor man to be respected because ha waa poor. tW A woman's heart, like a singing bird in a cage, if neglected, starve and diet, but for man's hearts, tbey are free birds of prey vultures and hawks or thieving magpie at tba beat. H-8" A mierly old fellow haa bit up on an experiment to aave candies. He uses the "light of other days." West Indies and South America, el 75 cents per bottle. Principal Office, 41 S Arch Street Philadelphia, Pa. 2. acjk, Spriggina aay a that when the law aye that a man can't marry bit aunt, or hia wife't mother, it makes an ass of itself, for when a man marries, n w a day, ha manias tbe whole family. tW An editor down aaat tbiukt chil dren's games are becoming popular with older persons nowadays, aa be baa seen re cently 'several fullgrown man chasing Hoops in our streets.' jar 'Keep your dog away from me, 1 said a dandy to a buteber'a boy. 'Darn the dog, be' always after pup pies,' replied tha boy.