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ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE, SALEM, O.
POETRY. For the A. S. Bugle. THE FLIGHT OF TIME. Th eld Jr Kon 1 fr"" Son 1 On the pinion, of Time U hs rupidly down, Longtince we were warned of thi tped of its flight, And It bade in dicu In the hush or last night. Ever mornful it 1, to witness Time't speed, Who giveth to prsyertsnd entreaties no heed. He crusheth the flowcrt in their beautiful bloom, And the eys that i brightnt enahroutleth in gloom. He mocks t the prince and the king on their throne, ' And the power of the mighty it quickly brought down; Th young shrink aghast at the blait of hi, breath When he points to the grave when be tellt them of Death. An I Beauty must fade like the rose of a day, The lizht of her eve will pass gently away. Th tinge on her check will grow pale iu Time's tight, And her oukk tt'O b heavy at he lengthens hit flight. All nature muit bow unto Time't potent rod. Dun return untoduit, and the toul unto Ciod, In vain thai I the mighty attempt to delay Time't passage o'er earth for but one tingle day. And when all shall be gathered from mountain and nr.iin. To walk in the ranks of his shadowy train, Then to the I AM, at Inst shall old Time Hit tceptre, himself, and hit triumphs retign. New Year. M. A. B. From Godey's Dollar Newspaper. The Upper Crust. "O what a goodly outride ftUchood hat It!" SHAKSPEARE. The woman who makes the contemptible blunder In getting up pies. To shorten the upper rrust more than the under. Is very unwise; Not only penurious, meagre and green, Cut called in the papers "decidedly mean." But look through this world and you'll find that the Are ever more short, upper More testy in temper, more stinted at supper, More brief in retort Besides, in their relish for splendorand dash Tbey often get short of health, credit, and cash. And man of deception is ever a lover Wherever he's found. And life is a book in a fine showy cover Most splendidly bound Each leaf has en edging of gold, but within It it dark with inscriptions of folly and sin. If ttrangers you meet at a wedding or party, Bestow not your trust, Your confidence, frank, unsuspecting and hearty, On short upper crust Or you'll learn that not pastry alone has the sin Of an outside much brtter than which is within. Yon will find the tima spirit pi rvadinjr nil classes The high an I the m-pn -Like rich satin cloak it envtl-jps the mass's. Over ragged moivcn As a spotless false boum uny horrors enclose, Aud gaiter boots lace o'rr det stahle hose. There is counterfeit breeding in full circulation, More brilliant than gold There Is counterfeit talent, and false reputation, Most fair to behold; And counterfeit wraith, with its glittrrtng dust. All showy without, like the rich upper crust But give me the frien I that is frank for wonder, And trusty though rough : Whose upper crust proves very much like the under And neither are tough: Let us wiu what we can of the graces of art. But pledge for them never, the truth of the heart. I to in it Benevolence. A benevolent man was Absalom Bliss- At each and every talc of distress He blatcd right up like a rocket; He felt for all beneath poverty't iniBit Who were fated to bear life't roughest part He felt for them in hit inmost heart. But never fill in his por.krt. He didn't know rightly what wat meant By the Bible't promised four hundred per cent For charity 'i donation ; But he acted at if he thought r-iilroad storks And bonds, secure beneath earthly locka, . Were better, with porkets brim full of rockt, Than HF.AVLM.Y speculation. Yet all said he wat un excellent man ; To the poor he'd preach for the poor he'd plan ; To better them he wat willing; But the oldest man, who had heard him pray And preach, for the poor, in pitiful way, Could hardly remember him rightly to say Mr. Blist had e'er given a shilling. Boston Pott. From the Liberty bell. SONNET. BY JANE HORNBLOWER. Cast to the windt thy great ami glorious scroll Of Independence ! for in every pages Columbia ! condemnt thee ! Vainly ruge Thy children in their chains and distant roll The thundrn of Oieir murmurs. They are ihine, Thy fellow-men, thy Brothers chartered free By that tame scroll baptised to liberty. By fiod't own fiat, by a right divine. Co ! burn thy gloriout page it teals thy thamr. And to thy Maker stamps the 'HvrcrniTE;' Tbink'st thou the tmilo supreme that bleat thine rite. Will thine on deeds the savage would disclaim I No from their chains where huiuuii blood is spilt. Cry loud to heaven thy tyrant acts of guilt I Liverpool, England. Love op Natwik. Ho who has love for rmture, con never bo ntono. In the shell lie picks up on the shore in the leaf, fading ul his feet in the grain of sand and tho morning dew he sees e rough lo employ his mind for hours. Such a mind is never idlo. He studies the works of his Maker which he sees all around him and finds n pleasure of which the devotee of sin and folly can form no conception. MISCELLANEOUS. From the Prisoner's Friend. The Troublesome Neighbors. BY MRS. M. A. LIVERMORE. 'Ah, good morning, neighbor Taylor! Fine weather, this, for havinsl You've got a heavy piece of grass here lo cut.' And the speaker, a stout, aihletlo man, wun scymo swung over his shoulder, advanced to the fence of the mowing lot, and resting one foot upon the rails, and leaning with the unoccu Died arm uoon the too of the fence, seemed meditating a little gossip, or neighborly chit- Yes. res, beautiful weather!' replied Mr. Tavlor, ceasing his employment, and wiping . . J .. . i . :.l - i ic.l f .1.- his scy me-oiaae wnn nanuiui ui ms noiy cut a-rass. 'and I'm out bright and early, try ing to make the most of it while it Usis. Make hay while the sun shines,' is the old proverb, you know.' ' Thai's it, sir,' was the rejoinder. 'A few moro of these hot days will carry us through haying. But how happens it that you are at work alone I I hired all the hands 1 couiu raise, and mean lo wind up by to-morrow night, if the weather holds good.' 'I haven't much help, and what I have doesn't get on the ground vury early. I tried to hire the Lawrences to-day, but James couldn't, and Dick wouldn't come, and so I had to do without them.' And I should rather do without, than with them, if I were you. I never want one of those Liwrences to come within guc-shot of me, the ugly dog. To live in the town with them is enough. By the way, sir, have you heard that Dick is going to move into that house opposite you 1' ' Ah ! Dick shifts about some, doesn't he? But thai home isn't tenantable. It leaks, the sills are roltini sway, the plastering has fallen off, the chimnies smoke, and there isn't a window in it that hasn't broken panes.' 'Just the place, then, for Dick and his fam ily. I wouldn't rent them s decent house of mine, unless I wanted it ruined. I pity you, if you are going to have him for a neighbor. You'll find him a hard customer, I can tell you." Uh I 1 don i Know, replied tne cnantnoie Mr, Taylor; 'Dirk un t the worst fellow lhat ever lived. His bark is worse than his bite, you may depend. A great deal is said against him, but you can't believe all that you hear.' ' A great deal is said against him!' repeat ed Mr. Watson; '1 tell you he is Satan's own child the very worst scape-grace lhat ever went unhung. He is a complete nui sance wherever he lives, and generally gets turned out of every house he hires. Nobody lives near him in peace, and for his boys, all have got to say is. that they'll swing on the gallows before they are men, unless they mend their ways. 'I'm sorry to hear such an account of them, friend Watson; and it certainly isn't pleasant think of having such peeple for neighbors. However, I hope there'll be no difficulty.' ' But there will be, I can lei I von. and lhat leas than a month alter he comes into your nri;iiuui nuuu. lie una uei an nyeier supper with some of the rummies at the tavern, lhat 'you and he will fight like the devil,' to use his own expression, before you have lived neighbors a month. And I can promise vou. you don t quarrel, tt won I be for lack of provocation.' 'Ah!' half laughed Mr. Taylor; 'I'm afraid Dirk will lose his bet. It takes two to quar rel, and I've no time to spare in wrangling.' 'Well, we shall see! 'forewarned, fore armed,' as the saying is; if I were in your place 1 should give the scamp to understand, that if he went lo playing me any ot his scur vy tricks, l would prosecute nun to the mil extent of the law for every offence. I d teach him a lesson he'd remember, 1 know, 1 shall try to, mildly replied Mr. Taylor. But I hope there will be no occasion of dif ficulty on either side.' ' Well, I hope so too; but we shall see. It will be no fault of Dick's or his brats, if there isn't, however.' And so saying, Mr. Watson declared ' he must he about his hay ing,' and bidding his neighbor 'good morn ing,' walked on, half angry with Mr. Taylor for not sympathizing in his abhorrence of Dirk, and half hoping that his predictions concerning Ihe poor fellow might be so far verified, as to convert Mr. Taylor to his way of thinking of the troublesome, lawless out casts. Dick Lawrence was one of those Ishmaels of society, whose hand seems to be against everv man, and against whom every man's liantf is turned. Born of poor, ignorant, de graded parents, he had giown up into man hood wild, untutored, and rough as a savage. When of an age to work, he had been bound to one of the wealthy families of the town, where his ignorance, roughness, and uncouth ness called forth many a rude jeer, an unfeel ing taunt, and not unfrequtntly.a heavy blow. These completely nullified the small amount of instruction in morals and manners that he received now and then, and infused into a nature, deeply sensitive, a feeling of bitter ness towards any one whom he deemed his superior. This, at last, became a permanent characteristic of the wild lad; so that any one belter educated than himself, wealthier, more esteemed or more beloved became a mark for his mischievous propensities to play upon. Bobbing of hen-roosis, plundering of melon-patches and fruit-trees, worrying of pet dogs or cats, teazing of children and the like pranks, were some of the ways in which he paid on" in boyhood, the grudge he owed so ciety for its scorn and neglect, and as he ad vanced to manhood his funis were on a larger scale, and more troublesome. Many a lime was a yoke of oxen, or a herd of cows found, at morning, browsing in a corn field, or gra zing in a mowing lot; oi ihe rooting ocu panl of the sty was transferred to the thrifty garden, or the pita toe field ; or a bon-fire was made of a hay-stack in Ihe evening, or a wood lot was hied at noonday; and though every body was certain that Dick Lawrence was at the hoi loin of Ihe mischief, snd though anath emas loud and deep were heaped upon his head, yet the villainy was so slyly executed lhat the rogue always escaped detection. Much, to be sure, was laid to the poor fel low's charge of which he was not guilty ; for be was the scape-goat of the town, upon wrom every body's sins were fathered; but it must be confessed that he was deeply and frequently in fault, and thai without fear or favor, he played off malicious tricks upon sll who fell in his way. AV.hsn twenty-one, or thereabouts, he, j j strangely enough, persuaded a pretty, respeC' table girl to become nts wtie, poor and igno rant like himself, but naturally amiable snd intelligent. It was hoped that her influence would smooth down the rough excrescences of his nature; but this expectation was sore ly disappointed 1 and it was soon rumored that the young wife experienced her share of the ill-trentment her husband bestowed so largely on human kind. Years passed away, and the Ihree boys of Dick, who were veritable " chips of ihe old block," and who seemed to inherit all that was mischievous and disagreeable in their father, became a most formidable trio, and were the terror of ihe neighborhood wherever Ihey chanced to live. Added to this, their father had formed intemperate habits, and be came more boisterous than aver, whilo his dislike of all whom he deemed his superiors became more virulent and active. It was not strange, therefore, that the Lawrences became decidedly unpopular, and that their residence in a decent neighborhood was a circumstance most devoutly to be prayed against. Mr. Watson was not nlone in his pily for Mr. Tay lor, nor was he the only one who exhorted the latter to "let Dick and his brats know their place," even if it became necessary lo bring the slrong arm of the law to bear upon them. It cannot be denied lhat Mr. Taylor depre cated greatly the removal of the wild family into the dwelling opposite his; but then he and his household were peaceable, to a pro verb, friendly, and well-disposed, and he dar ed hope for better things from the Lawrences than others received. 'And perhaps we may do them good,' was the christian-liko suggestion of the good man that evening, as he and his family were dis cussing the matter together; we will treat them as neighbors, and will observe all ihe civilities of life in our intercourse with them. You, wife, must call immediately on Mrs. Lawrence, and invile her here. George and Henry, you must ask the Lawrence boys lo ride with you when you go lo mill, to the post office, or the village, and take them with yon fishing or gunning, and treat them as yon J . t . 1 1 a . vruuiu umer uoya , wnue rannynnd Lucy will show their playthings to little Nelly Lawrence, and give her what thev can snare of them, and share with her their cake and candy. To this Mrs. Taylor heartily assented, tho boys who were high-spiriied and impetuous, shrugged their shoulders, and scowled, while Fanny and Lucy started off instantly to ilieir piay-nouse, to hunt up a present for Nelly. The first week of the residence of the Law rences in their new homes passed along well enough ; the suggestions of Mr. Taylor were acted upon, and ihe rude neighbois seemed 'taken all aback,' by the civilities shown Ihem, and at a loss lo account for them. Mrs. Taylor and the liltle girls, Fanny and Lucy, were pleased, or determined to be, with their new neighbors; but the boys were loud in asserting that their new acquaintan ces 'were real boobies, that didn't know B from a broom-stick, and lhat they were as ugly as they were boohyish.' But one morning of Ihe second week, while ihe Taylors were breakfasting, an unusual commotion was heard among the poultry, who, by their cackling, screaming and fly ing, gave evidence of some serious annoy ance. , 'I'll bet it'is a hawk!' cried out Gebrne Taylor, and catching up his gun, he sprang to Ihe door, tout instead of a haw K, lie lound Ihe young Lawrences in hot pursuit of the frightened fowls, hurling stones and clubs at Ihem, and hallowing and swearing enough to have frightened a whole legion of imps. Two of the fowls lay dead in ihe road, tho wing of another was broken, while several limped as if badly wounded. 'Here! here! hallo!' cried out the impet , uous boy, ' what are you about, you young scamps 1 Slop firing stones at the hens ! let inem aione, or i u maue you : Jstop, I say ! do yoa hear V A volley of oaths from the young Lawren ces was the only reply, as Ihey continued lo hurt missives of all descriptions al4he scream ing fowls. 'There! take that, and lhat, and that! And now let the hens alone !' and the exci ted boys sent stone after stone at ihe liltle rogues, who instantly turned upon their as sailant, and hurled stones, clubs, brickbats and whatever Ihey could gel hold of, si the head of Ihe angry George. Fortunately they missed their aim; but one of the largest of the bricks went through the window of ihe room where Ihe Taylors were breakfasting, wilh a crash that brought all the family To their feel, and Mr. Taylor lo the door, who found his son with his hands full of stones, dodging those thrown from die oppposile side of the road. ' Here, sir, your boy has been throwing stones at us!' cried one side. They've been stoning tin; bens, and have killed some of 'em, father,' was ihe cry on the other side; 'just look into the road.' We'll stone 'em again, if you don't keep 'em lo home ! We won't have Vm over here scratching up our garden. 'Then you'll get stoned yourselves, that's all, you blackguards !' ' Pooh ! who's afraid of you 1 You can't throw a stone straight an inch from your nose !' It was some time before Mr. Taylor could hush tins angry colloquy, and calm the lem pest of excited freling siillicienlly to get at the real slate of ihe case. Then reproving Ceorgo mildly for the part he had acted, ex prestng sorrow that his fowls had been mis chievous, he promised to shut ihem up, lo prevent their committing farther depreda tions; though he well knew the gardens were so far advanced, lhat the fowls could not injure them. Here now, was Iho beginning of trouble. Mr. Lawrence justified his boys in their mis chief, and the anger of George stirred up both father and sons to new deeds of malice But a few days had elapsed, when Carlo, ihe" old houso-dog, the playmate of the young laylors, who was almost as much loved and caressed as if he had been one of ihe children was seized with sudden sickness, and after a few hours of violent convulsions Ihe noble old dog died. He had been poisoned ; and though no inquiries were Instituted, yet there was no doubt who were the perpetrators of ths deed. A series of petty annoyances followed this piece of malignity; and it was evident lhat the angry passage between George and his new neighbors was neither forgotten nor for given. Charley, the steadiest pony that ever was harnessed, was left one night in his ae customed pasture, but was found by Mr. Tay lor in Ihe morning, feeding on the young corn in the garden. He had never been known lo jump or throw down a fence, and on looking lor tne piace oy which he obtained entrance into the garden, it was found that Ihe fence had been deliberately taken down for his ad mittance. But of this, as of the other rogue ries, no notice was taken. A few nights after, the clothes were left hanging upon the line, to receive Ihe bleach ing influences of the dew, but at morning ihe line was found cut in several places, and Ihe snowy clothes were trailing on Ihe ground, soiled, t'ampled, and much injured. Several of the finest fruit trees were robbed of their young, unripe fruit, panes of glass were bro ken in the barn windows, and in some of the out-houses, the weathercock was stoned down from the barn, the gate of the front yard was unhinged, and carried, no one knew whither, flower beds were dug up snd trampled upon, vines cut and destroyed, sticks, stones and filth thrown down the well and, in short, one depredation followed so fast on the heels of another, that the Taylors were in a con stant state of excitement, and it required all Ihe influence the parents could exert over their children, lo prevent their flaming out into open hostilities against their neighbors. Nor were these tho only annoyances to which Ihey were subject. There was scarce ly a portable article in or aboct the house that was not, at some time or olher, borrow ed by the Lawrences, who, as a rule, retain ed every thing mill it was sent for, when it was returned soiled, broken, or otherwise out of order. Numberless quarts of milk, dozens of eSSs pounds of pork and beef, butter and cheese, were purchased upon credit, and hough promises lo pay were plentiful and always ready, yet ihe payment in money was always, for some ready-coined reason, defer red. Bui under nil these provocations, tho pa tience of Mr, Taylor held out wonderfully. No favor was ever refused the troublesome neighbors, no retaliatory measures were ever taken, every cause of olfence was avoided he had always a kind, courteous word for Ihem when he met them, and all Ihe civilities of life were observed by him towards them, as punctiliously as though they had been his best friends. The townspeople, who knew both parties, advised Mr. Taylor to complain of the troublesome family, to prosecute them, or lo take olher retalilory measures, and as sured him that ' the more he bore wilh them, the more he would be trampled upon;' but the good man had a theory of his own, which he seemed determined to carry into practice, and his usual reply was, ' wail a little long er; they will slop their pranks bye and bye.' But an incident soon occurred which very nearly caused a quarrel, and w hich triud even Mr. Taylor's forbearance and gentleness, al most beyond endurance. Little Lucy Tay lor was the owner of a pair of pet doves, white as Ihe new-fallen snow, and tame as Ihe old puss that purred in the chimney cor ner. They were cherished wilh Iho utmost tenderness, were allowed in the house like children, were fed from ihe hand, fondled in lliu bosom, and were nursed as carefully as infants. Harmless as Ihey were beautiful, they were never molested by the neighbors or the passers-by, who often stopped to regard them with admiration. As Lucy was going out early one morning lo feed her liltle favorites, she was met at the door by one of ihem, who flbw tremblingly, and in terror to her bosom, where it nestled, with a slight cry, for protection. The little i gin vtaa not long in ascertaining uie cause 01 us irtgni, lor at tnai very instant, Dick Law rence, half intoxicated, burled Ihe other by tho neck into the road, where it fluttered and struggled for a few moments, and then lay motionless and dead. Lucy sprang into Ihe road in an agony, and catching up her lifeless pet, burst out in violent grief: 'Oh, Mr. Lawrence! how could you I my poor dove! it's dead ! ii's dead !' Yes I guess you'll find it is as dead as a door nail ;' was the reply of Ihe brutal fel low j ' and if you don't want the neck of the other one twisted ofT in Ihe same way, you had better keep it lo home.' 'Oh! dear! oh! dear! my poor dove! How could you kill it, Mr. Lawrence 1 It never did you, or any body else any harm !' and the littlo girl wepl aloud, while iho big tears rolled fast over her cheeks. ' Well, look out for the other one, or I'll serve thai in the same way,' he harshly call ed nut, as he staggered off lo the tavern. Weeping as though her teart was broken, holding tho dead dove in her hand, nnd hug ging the living one lo her bosom, which yet Irt inbled with fear. Lucy walked mournfully into the house, where, laying both tho birds in her mother's lap, she threw herself into her arms, and burying her face in her bosom, sobbid pilenusly. It was in vain lhat Ihe mother sought lo soothe her; the lonenl of her daughter's grief would not be cheeked, and she allowed the child lo weep herself in to calmness. Fanny and the boys gathered round, and while the former mingled her tears with her sister, the latter gave vent to their indigna tion in a torrent of fiery invective, that Mrs. Taylor could not hush. ' As sure as I'm born, I'd prosecute that fellow, if it cost me every cent I was worlh,' was the remark of one boy. 'Prosecute him !" repealed Ihe hot-headed George, ' I'd thoot him ! Father's more of a christian than he ought to be, if he stands that fellow's nonsense any longer.' 'I'm sure he's the baddest man lhat ever did live!' sobbed in little Fanny. And even Ihe mild, calm lace of Mr. Tay lor crimsoned for a moment, wilh indigna tion, to ihe very roots of his hair, as he saw the dead dove, his weeping children, Ihe ex citement of his boys, and lislened lo the sto ry of their wrongs. But ihe angry flush died away instantly from his cheek and brow, and not till then did he trust himself to speak ; and then this language was calcu lated to allay their grief and anger, to incite them to forbearance and forgiveness, and to induce them to overlook entirely Ihe whole affair. And it was finally agreed by the whole family, to pass over the mailer in sil ence, to forbear all mention of it to any one, and to continue to treat ihe Lawrences as kindly and civilly as heretofore. This course of proceeding astonished Dick immeasurably, lie knew not what to make of it. He knew very well what he should have done, had he been in Mr. Taylor's place and he expected, st least, an angry remon strance, if nothing more. But when the whole affair seemed buried in oblivion, when one, two, three days passed away, and no notice was taken of the killing of the dove, Dick Lawrence was thunder-struck. Did Mr. Taylor mean to bear with him forever? Such forbearance had never before been man ifested towards him why was il now 1 Did Mr. Taylor mean to pay him off bye and bye 'in the lump,' and lake vengeance on him altogether for his offerings 1 Yes, it, must be so ; and this thought fired his breast with new desires to injure him, while dis like of his neighbor, whose unwearied kind ness and forbearance made him feel to un comfortable, became stronger and stronger. He was revolving the whole subject in his thoughts s few days after, while at work up on the hill that overlooked the entire village, when, raising his eyes, and looking down into lhat pari of ihe valley where his house stood, he beheld a sight that curdled his blood with terror, and almost paralyzied him with fear. The day before, he had commenced shing ling the roof of his barn, snd being obliged to leave ihe job uncompleted at night, he had allowed the ladder lo remain just where it bad stood during the day, leaning against Ihe roof. Little Nelly, his only daughter, a child or some ihree years, and Ihe only being whom Ihe harsh man seemed really lo love, was playing about the house, when, spying the ladder, she clambered, step by step, up its rounds, till she reached Ihe roof, when, agile and light of foot as a fairy, she made her way up its steep and slippery side, and seated herself upon the little staging that her father had erected for his convenience in shingling. Her elevated position command- an extensive prospect, and Ihe little crca-l : I : l.:i.l:-L. i- i iio ns h,iiiii diuuuu in ciuiuiaii wonuer, when her father first espied her from the hill, where he wffs at work. A cold sweat in stantly suffused his whole person, a dimness gathered in his eyes, his teeth chattered, Ins knees smote together, and it was some min - u.r ueiuiD cuum lany iiiiuaeii suiiiciciiiiy to determine what lo do. His first thought was to run to her rescue; and, dropping Ihe tools with which he was working, he planed but alas! a straighj road from the hill across to his home he could not take, for a briilgeless stream, a river of some width lay between them, and he was no swimmer; and by the public road, il was more than half a mile to his dwelling, and before he could travel that distance, bis only daughter, his darling child, the sole object of his love, might be precipitated lo the earth, bruised, mangled, shapeless and lifeless. And the father groaned aloud al the thought. But something must be done, and wilh his eyes straining in a burning, agonizing gaze, upon ihe liny form upon the barn, he com menced ihe desrent of the lull, as though life indeed depended upon his speed. But other eyes than those of Dick Law rence were upon Nelly and her perilous sit uation. The child's mother had cone to ihe door lo gather a handful of fuel, and missing ihe little prattler, bad looked around for her, when to her horror she saw her where we have described her. A piercing shriek, wrung from her by her agony, which lucki ly, did not reach the ears or attract the notice of Nelly, was borne lo the hearing of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, both of whom hastened to the spot. The half frantic mother would have climbed the ladder for her child, or cal led lo her to come down, but Mr. Taylor knew the fully and fatal consequences of such a course; so, al his request, Mrs. Tay lor drew Ihe distracted woman into the house and sought lo sooth her, while Mr. Taylor set about devising means lo rescue ihe child. He feared lo withdraw her attention from the objects at which she was gnzing, for he thought as soon as she realized her situation and saw to what a giddy height she had at tained, she would become alarmed, and at tempt to descend ; which would prove sure destruction. So calling to George, who was hoeino- in i . , i i- .1 n me garuen, lie uaue nun in row stones upon the opposite side of the roof, hoping the noise would atlract the child s attention in that di rection. The plan succeeded. As Ihe first stone hounded against the roof, and rattled down its side, Nelly started, and withdraw ing her gaze from the boats lhat were coining up the river, she turned round in the direc tion of the noise, and looked up inquiringly lo Ihe ridge-pole of ihe barn. Another and another stone came beating upon Iho roof, and rolling and tumbling down thence to the ground, and the fearlcs child turned round, and seemed about lo clamber farther up to ascertain Iho cause. Then Mr. Taylor, seiz ing the opportunity, ran up thn ladder lo the root, nnd cautiously and still, advanced step till within reach ol the lillle truant. when taking her gently in it ts arms, and de. cend ing carefully, he carried her to her half dead mother, and laid her in her bosom. Il would not bu possible to describe the joy and gratitude, ol Ihe poor woman, as she held her littlo one again in her arms. She kissed liltle Nelly first on one chet k, then on the olher, wepl on Mrs. Taylor's shoul der, shook Mr. Taylor by the hand, and tiifd to find language for her emotion, but could not for the choking tears, and Ihe convulsive sobs that heaved her bosom. In the midst of ihe joyful excitement, ihe galo opened, and hurriedly, and out of breath with a face of ghastly whiteness, of almost deathly pallor, Dick Lawrence entered. Staggering like one ready to fall, he made his way into Ihe house, and catching Mr. Taylor's arm, he clutched it convulsively. "Mr. Taylor! Mr. Taylor!" was all be could articulate, and then he writhed and groaned like one in mortal agony. A'l were alarmed. Mrs. Lawrence sprang up for camphor, Mr. Taylor led the pallid fellow lo the door, and seated him in a chair, while Mrs. Taylor began to chafe his tem ples nnd hands. But lie pushed all aside save Mr, Taylor, to whom he clung convul sively. "Mr. Taylor," he grasped in broken sen tences, ' you've almostj killed me. You've saved the life of lhat child, and there isn't another man in ihe world I've abused as I have you. You've broke me all down, and I havn't the spunk of a bsby." And he wept like a child, wiping away ihe big tears wilh his rough coat sleeve, and Bobbin" almost hysterically. Mr. Taylor began to comprehend ihe ciuse of this unwonted emotion, and taking Dick by Ihe hand, he bade him be calm, assuring him of his happiness in being the savior of Ihe ciiiiii. But ihe father's heart was full, nnd run ning over. "To think you should have done it. that I and my boys have treated o, that's whst plagues me ! I feel bad about it. The fact is, Mr. Taylor, I haven't used you well, and I knew it all along." "Well, well, never mind the past, friend Lawrenoe," kindly replied Mr. Taylor, "let hyegones be hyegones; and hereafter, let us live in neighborly love and kindness with one another won't that he the best way 1" "Yes, yes, neighbor Taylor, that we will. I've never behaved right towards you sinoe we came here lo live, snd I've allowed ths of the family, so long outrast, and the towns ed people began lo accord to Ihem Ihe respect i -i n . ... ' boys to be ugly. But I've been used to deal ing wilh different sorts of folks from what you are. 1 should have been a belter man, if 1 d always been treated as yon treat me. But oh, sir, the thought of how I've used you breaks me all down." And he began to weep afresh. It was some time before this ebullulion of feeling was checked, and before Mr. and Mrs. Taylor went lo their own home. But the troubles ol ihe Taylors were now ended. The very next morning Dick came to Mr. Taylor, and offered his services if he wished lo hire a man to work fur him; and work was immediately given him, and permanent em ployment promised, if he refrained from the use of intoxicating liquors. A few weeks more, and Mr. Taylor, who seemed now to possess unbounded influence over the untutored family, obtained the sig nature of all the household to the temperance pledge, got the promise of Ihe boys lo attend regularly Ihe district school, hired ji pew for the convenience of the Lawrencos, who be came regular nttrndanta upon religious wor ship on the Sabbath, 8ml succeeded In per suading Ihe owner of the house tenanted by them, to put upon it thorough repairs. It was evident that Ihere was a change for the better, in the moral and temporal condition anu civil attentions their improved circutn- stances demanded. While many wondered al the chanrrn. and affected not to understand il, Dick was always ready with an explanation. Why you see, he would say, ' ihe resl of you preached dp what the good book says, Overcome ceil urilk ItrooJ.' but Mr. Tnvlor n,-,W nanrt I'm a better man, as the consequence.' AARON II I NC H M AN, BOOK AND FANCY tt 19 ID I? St 3 S3 7 S SI 9 fTTAII kinds of Plain and Fancy Job work done at the Ollire of the "Homestead Journal," on tho shortest notice nnd on the lo pst ti rnis. Ollice one door North of K. W. Williamt' Store. January 3rd, if. DRY GOODS & GROCERIES, BOOTS and SHOKS, (Eastern and Wes tern,) Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oil and Dye Stuffs, cheap as the cheapest. and !g00(1 as the best, constantly for sale at TRESCOTTS. 30th. Salem, O. 1st mo, DAVID WOODRUFF, MANUFACTURER OK CAKBIAGES, BUGGIES, SI LKIES, &c A general assortment of carriarres constant ly on hand, made of the best materials and in the neatest style. All work warranted. bhop on Main street, Sulem, O. C, DONALDSON & CO. WHOLESALE & RETAIL HARDWARE MERCHANTS Keep constantly on hand a general assortmt nl of HARDWARE and CUTLERY. No. 18, Main street, Cincinnati. January, 1818. BENJAMIN DOWN, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL G ROC Eli, TEA-DEALER, FI1U1 T E R E AND DEALER IN ntUburgh Manufactured Articles. No. HI, Liberty Street, I'lTTSBUllGH. H, JAMES BARKABY, PLAIN (i FASHIONABLE TAILOR. Cutting dune la order, and all work ivarranted. Corner of Main & Chestnut streets, Salem, Ohio. FRUIT TREES. The proprietor has on band a handsome lot of FRUIT TREES, comprising Apple, Rear, Peach, Rlumb, and Cherry trees, and some Grape Vines and Ornamental Tiees all of which he will sell on reasonable terms at bis residence in Goshen, Mahoning Co., 4j miles norlli-wesl of Salem ZACIIARIAH JENKINS, Jr. Augn t II, 1618. If Agents for the ; Bugle. OHIO. New Garden; David L. Gulbrealh, and I. Job iison. Cjlumbinna ; Lot Holmes. Cool Springs; Mahlon Irvin. Berlin; Jacob H. Barnes.. Marlhtro; Dr. K. G. Thomas. CanfielJ ; John Weluiore. Lo'.vellville ; John IJissoll. Yottngslown; J. S. Johnson. New Lyme; Marsena Miller. Selma; Thomas Swayne. Springhoro; Ira Thomas. Harveysbnrg; V. Nicholson. Oaklanl; Elizabeth Brooke. Chagrin Falls ; S. Dickenson. Coiutnhus; V. V. Pollard. Georgetown; Ruth Cope. Bundysburg; Alex. Glenn. Karmington; Willard Curtis. Bath; J. B. Lambert. Ravenna; Joseph Carroll. Wilkesville; Hannah T. Thomas. Southington ; Caleb Greene. Mt. Union; Joseph Barnahy. Malta ; Wm. Cope. Richfield; Jerome Hurlburt, Elijah Poor. Lodi; Dr. Sill. Chester X Roads; Adam Sanders. Painesville; F. McGrew. Franklin Mills; Isaac Russell. Granger; L. Hill. Hartford; G. W. Bushnell, and VVir. J. Bright. Garrettsville; A. Joiner. Andover; A. G. Garlick and J. F. Whit more. AchorTown; A. G. Richardson ' INDIANA. Winchester; Clarkson Pucket. Economy; Ira C. Mnulsby. Penn ; John L. Michner. PENNSYLVANIA Pittsburgh; H. Vashon,