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HEWRT W. HYATT, Editor and Proprietor. LITCHFIELD, CONN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 30,1855, __VoL XXR.-Wo. 18. Whole No. 1476.
LITCHFIELD ENQUIRER,
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H. W. HYATT.
Offiee, Ok Boh Bait of .the Coart Home.
LITCHFIELD. CONN.
TERMS.
Subscription Per Anmmm.
Village Subscriber* (by carrier.)and single
Mail Subaeribera—1» advance, 91 50
Tewn .Subscribers, (off (be carrier’s route,)
and Mail Subscribers, in Bundle*, 1 tS
Or. if paid strictly ia advance, 1 00
py Postage Free within this County.
Advertising.
Sixteen lines or less—1,9 or 3 weeks, 91 00
For eontinuanc* thereafter, per week, 20
Probate and oiherlegal noticeaat the usual rates.
Yearly and other regular advertisers charged
according to space oeeopied.
0y Transient Advertisements as net he accom
panied with the Money to secure insertion
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■very Description of
fOB-PBINTIIf.O,
KSATI.T ASD FEOBrTLY EXECUTED ATTBIS OFFICE.
A Dialogue with a Moral
14 Isaac, have you paid (lie printer ?”
•inquired an old lady ol her husband
who was delighting the family circle
by reading a fine looking newspaper
—(excuse our blushes, for we editors
•are as modest as maidens.)
"No, Rebecca. 1 have not,” answer
ed the did gentleman, adjusting his
spectacles—44 but you knuw it is only
•a trifle. The (printers, 1 see, give a
ipolile flun, but they cannot mean me,
9 am one of their political friends, and
wt all events my dollar would be a
•trifling moiety to them.
“ Well, Isaac,'ifall thfir subscribei a
were to say the same thing, the poor
'fellows would starve,nnless they ■could
•conjure (heir types into corn, and the
press into a •flour mill. And surely,
jou, as their friend, dhould be 'more
.punctual In .paying them, besides, it
would dhow your aNactonrent to diem
•and the good cause they advocate.”
411 thought of settling my subscrip
tion when 1 was in town last,” said
Isaac, wincing from the rub.41 but the
money which I received for my pro
duce was better than usual, ami 1 dis
like to pan with b.”
“ Certainly you would not pay them
in bad money.”
4* No, my dear; bat sometimes t am
obliged to take uncurrent paper, and I
prefer paying my debts with that,
when 1 can get it off. O, llmse banks,
these banks! Any way, that sort
would suit the printer just as well, as
they don’t keep k long. My neigh
bor Jedkins said he pessed some on
them that nobody else would take, and
they did not refuse it.”
44 !r haute on you. Isaac,” exclaimed
the good old lady—44 you would not,
1 hope, imitate the example of that
miserable fellow, Jedkins. Why lie
would jew the parson out of half his
stipend and pay the balance in trade.”
44 Vet he paid the printer.grandma,”
interrupted a little flaxen haired miss,
who stood beside her grandfather’s
knees.
44 Well, well, 1*11 call and pay them,
said the old gentleman, nettled—44 for
an article I read in their paper the
other day, was worth twice the amount
of their subscription.”
"And you know, grandma, you said
that the piece about counterfeits saved
you twelve dollars which you would
have taken from the Yankee pedlar,”
■gain interrupted the little girl
"Yes, it did so, Mary, and lor that
when I go to town, I’ll pay off my oH
score, ami the next year in advance in
the bargain. *’
Mr. Isaac. kept his word like
an honest men. And whether because
his conscience amote him about the
uncurrent money, or because lie was
convinced of tlie excellence of the
arguments of his amiable spouse and
rosy-cheeked grandchild, we cannot
_ . say ; be that as it may, we assure our
reader* that our pocket rang with that
tangible proof of friend Isaac’s probity
and patronage, until we paid our debts.
Now, we feel assured, that if the good
ladies in the town and country ; and
throughout ail creation, as that most ve
ritable nondescript, Major Jack Down
ing, would aey, only knew how the
heart and hand of the printer is glad
dened end warmed by the welcome
salutation of such a man as Isaac, they
would read this paragraph to theii
husbands, and say in the language ol
the good old book—44 Go and do like
wise,”
Poetry it the breeze that _ lifts thr
■» weeds on the highway ol time, add
brings to view the violets beneath. I<
is the mystic harp upon whose strings
the confused murmur of to'.!, gladness
and grief,loans itself in musie.
J*
A Physiological Argument
It is noticed by students of anatomy
that many of the muscles which move
the joints in the human body act under
great mechanical disadvantage. They
are attached to the bones so as to
operate obliquely,and apply their force
at the short end of the lever, near the
fulcrum. In the case of the elbow,
for instance, the muscle which moves
the joint is fastened at one end to the
bone of the arm near the shoulder, and
at the other to a bone just below the
elbow on the inside. The elbow-joint
operating as a hinge, the contraction
of the muscle has the effect to raise
the whole of the lower arm, with the
hand, and sometimes a superadded
weight, though manifestly at a great
loss ol power compared with what the
muscle would have if it were attached
to the arm farther down, as at the
wrist, instead ol near the joint to be
moved. Its operation is the same as
if we should attempt to shut a door by
pulling on a siring fastened at the back
part near its hinges. We could do it;
but it would take several (rounds of
power in this situation to be equal to a
single pound applied on the edge next
to tire latch So in tire case of most
of the muscles—some anatomical in
vestigator has calculated that only one
sixteenth part of their power is rea
lised in direct action, the remainder
being lost »n overcoming the disadvan
tages of their mode of operation —
We can imagine if this is tire case
what must be the actual strength of
the muscular system in a stout man.
The counterbalancing considers lions
which led to this sacrifice of power in
the arrangement of the tnu«cies have
reference, undoubtedly, to beauty of
form and celerity of actic/n. We are
much handsomer and swifter than we
should be if the muscles were so fixed
in our various limbs m to have tine ad
vantage of (ho long trad ol tire lever.
If the muscle for lifting the arm and
•carrying weights extended from the
shoulder to tire wrist, which would be
tire most economical arrangement with
reference simply to power, it would
make an ungainly-looking limb} the
delicate inside angle of tlie elbow
would be filled with a protuberant mass
of flesh. <)n tire other hand, the
muscle so placed would require to
contract three times as far as it does
now to raise the arm, and consequently
the action would be much slower.
It is obvious from this inspection or
the mechanism of the muscular sys
tem that wo wire not constructed
principally w ith reference to tire exer
tion of strength, and hence arises an
argument against the idea that man
was made for heavy hand labor. If
hard, incessant lilting and labor, like
that which multitudes are now con
demned to, was intended to be the
proper destiny of man, he would have
been constructed with more suitable
provision lor it in the arrangement of
the muscles; the ninety per cent, of
(rawer which is now given up for the
sake of beauty ami speed would have
been saved for strength. Man’s true
destiny,on the other hand,is to conquer
nature by mind, intelligence, a guod
spirit, and social unity, and this will
reduce the necessity of physical labor
to the proportion which nature has in
dicated in the adaptation ol tbe mus
cles.
If tlicre is on earth a more fascina
ting and bewitching sight than a lonely
woman in the drawing-room or boudoir,
it is that same lovely woman—or, in
fact,any other lovely woman-on horse
tar k; tdKng it for granted, of course,
that she knows how to ride, and sits
upon the noble aiuma', proud of his
glorious burden, like a muse taking an
airy stroll through ether upon the
back ol Pegasus, and not shivering and
shrinking at every step, like a wooden
doll, tearful of lading to pieces.—
Female equestiianhm is one ol the
most exquisite luxuries of a high state
ol civilisation ; an exercise in which
every source oi healthful and pleasur
able emotion is brought into play, not
only for the moment, but in ad the
movements and occupations of the
body,and which presents the bewilder
ing outline and undulating beauty oi
the female form in all iu ravishing and
intoxicating perfection. So says the
. Philadelphia Times,and we say,amen.
Bonaparte once at a party placed
himself directly before a beautiful and
witty lady, and said very abrubtly,
“ Madam, I don’t like that women
should meddle with politic*.” “ You
are very right, General,” she replied,
“ but in a country where womeo arc
beheaded, it is natural they should
desire to know the reason.”
Rides and Rambles in Father Land.
Chaftrb I.
The Occwn-Toj-age—Liverpool.
Mr. Htatt : In compliance with your
request and that of many other friends, 1
proceed to write out some of my “ notes
of travel,” taken down daring my recent
trip through England and Wales. As so
many tourists have preceded me and have
given to the world the benefit of their obser
vations, it can hardly be supposed that 1
shall be able to furnish your readers with
anything strikingly new or original—yet as
no two persons can see objects and events
in precisely the same light, 1 am induced to
hope my narrative may not prove entirely
uninteresting.
On Monday, the 28th day of May, I pro
ceeded to New York, and in accordance
with previous agreement, met my traveling
friend and companion. (Ogden Kilbourn,
Esq., of Hartford,) at Tammany Hall. We
forthwith applied for passage on board the
“ Baltic,” which wae to aail on the 30th,
but ascertained to our regret,that every berth
had been engaged for several days. A
similar application on board the steamer
“Arago” having been met with a like result,
we finally engaged berths on board the
packet-ship “James Foster, Jr.” whieh was
advertised to sail en Friday, June 1st.—
Having however been subsequently advised
by the agent that though the packet would
leave the wharf on Saturday morning, she
would not actually pul out to sea until the
1th, we remained in our comfortable quarters
at Tammany until Monday morning, when
I a steamer took us on board the “ Foster,”
and towed us some fifty miles out. W'ilh a
fresh breeae and a new and noble ship, we
were soon fairly on our way towards the
Old World! and long before the shadows
of evening had gathered around us, the
shores of oar native land had gradually sunk
beneath the western horizon. Far as the
eye eould reach, in every direction, one wide
waste of waters lay spread out before, behind
| and around us—our little craft forming the
centre of the circle. 1 stood upon the deck
and saw the sun go down- in the ocean—a
strange sight to me then, though it soon
became a scene so common to tny eye as
scarcely to attract a moment’s thought or
attention. To one like myself, who had
never been oat of sight of land, there is
much in the commencement of an ocean
voyage to elicit the admiration and wonder
of the voyager. An indescribable feeling
of awe, united with a sensation of loneliness
and dependence, takes complete possession
of the mind. But a reaction soon follows <
all ideas of novelty are succeeded by the
dullest monotony that can well be conceived
■ —especially to those who are accustomed
i to active business or out-door employment.
I Shut up within the narrow limits of our
oaken walls without the possibility of
; egress, the mind necessarily turns inward
| upon itself in search of occupation, or seeks
for Unusual pastimes among the associates
| whom chance or circumstances may have
i thrown in its way. Hence games, music,
; dancing, afid festive gatherings with toasts,
! speeches ami songs, are resorted to, and are
( often participated in by the most sedate and
! circumspect of the passengers. But with
, all these interludes, time hangs heavily—
i for, however much a man may be inclined
’ to literary pursuits on shore, he will cer
tainly have no taste for reading or writing
on ship-board. If he is fortunate enough
to escape the nauseating and debilitating
effects ef sea-sickness in its usual fonns, he
can scarcely fail to experience the disagree
able sensations which almost invariably
result from the ioceeaant rocking of the
vessel.
During the twenty-three days* sail of our
good ship between New York and Liverpool,
scarcely an event occurred to break the
monotony of the voyage. Porpoises and
sword-fish occasionally played along our
course—now and then a sail wae announced
Or a steamship passed us in the distance—
and sea-birds appeared and disappeared si
brief intervals daring the whole passage.
For the most part we were favored with a
fair breeze—though a few days of high
wtnds^racceeded by a calm of like duration,
gave ns an idea of the variety which usually
attends a life at sea. The winds at no time
rose to the dignity of s gale, yet the ocean
arms often lashed to a foam, and the billows
not uufrequently swept completely over our
ship. To a landsman, tue scene was an
exciting and fearful one, though others
seemed to regard it as a very tame affair.
Having intimated that no event wortiiy
of especial notice took place on our outward
bound trip, 1 must beg leave to correct
myself is one particular—though 1 eannot
but regret the necessity which impels me to
make the correction. I refer to the treatment
of the sailors by some of the officers ot the
packet. Often daring the voyage, the pas
sengers were shocked at noticing the bru
tality whieh the former experienced at the
bends of the latter, apparently for the most
trifling causes. Two or three of die seamen
in particalar,whn wen foreigners mod undet
#
stood the English language but very im
perfectly, were used so harshly aa to excite
the sympathy of every one who chanced
to witness their treatment. Oaths and the
rope’s-end. followed them wherever they
went, besides being occasionally knocked
over and kicked in the side and face with
heavy boots, until the poor victims seemed
scarcely able to walk. I hazard little in
saying that I listened to more profanity
i during.the voyage than I had heard in my
whole previous life. I must be excused,
also, for calling the attention of the “Ameri
can Tract Society” to the conduct of at least
one of their agents in the distribution of
Tracts and Testa nenls. On a Sabbath
morning an officer of the ship took into the
lower cabin a bundle of temperance and
religious publications, and commenced cir
culating them hy calling over their titles,
not unliks an auctioneer, mingling his pro
fane comments and coarse jests as hu went
on in a boisterous tirade—much to the
disgust of all sobcr-tninded listeners. As
much good as this excellent Society has
unquestionably accomplished, I must insist
that the employment of such “ assistants”
in their work of evangelisation is calculated
to bring not only the association, but the
cause of religion itself, into contempt.
On the morning of the 26th, (our 91st
day out,) the lighthouse near Wexford, on
the Irish coast,was seen; and during nearly
the entire day the hills and mountains of
Ireland were visible. Towards evening we
came in sight of the Welsh coast, and the
sails and steamers were rapidly increasing
in numbers. At daybreak on the 97th we
were all upon deck, looking out upon the
magnificent highlands on the coast of Wales
An unusual stir among the officers and
sailors indicated that we were approaching
the port of our destination. The passengers
too, were soon in a bustle, overhauling and
re-packing their chests and trunks, by way
of preparing for the custom-house, and
bringing their baggage on deck. At half
past 8 o’clock s tng-stesnier came alongside
for the purpose, as we supposed, of lowing
us into port ( but she soon pushed off and
led us, much to the disappointment of the
passengers, as there was but little wind and
our progress Was proportionality slow.—
About 9 in tha#fternoon, however, a steamer
came to our relief, and before sunset we
were anchored off the Liverpool dock. We
were, however. compelled to remain on
board until 11 o’clock on the following
morning,when we were taken to the custom
house and were there detained full three
hours before we could obtain possession of
our baggage. The day of our landing was
unusually warm—the premises about the
custom-house were close and suffocating,
and without any conveniences for resting cr
refreshment. The contrast between the cool
sea-breesesand this stifling atmosphere was
of course very great, and many of the pas
sengers suffered severely. Having at length
obtained our release, we took lodgings at
St, George’s Hotel, in Lime street, and
began our observations of men and things
in the Old World.
To one who has been familiar with the
cities of America, there is little in the
appearance of Liverpool to attract his
attention, unless I except the great num
ber of signs, morn or less attractive, which
indicate the location of “ Wine and
Brandy Vaults,” “ Beer. Porter, and Gin”
Saloons, and otlierdrinking establishments.
Indeed, it would seem that tbs manufac
ture and sale of liquors of various kinds
constituted the principal business of the
place. Subsequent observations through*
out England convinced me that the number
and variety of these signs was not a pecu
liar feature of Liverpool.
The “Liverpool Docks*' have justly been
regarded ae a marvel to all strangers. Owing
to the town being located so near upon the
open sea, the harbor was-formerly regarded
as quite unsafe for the increasing amount of
shipping which thronged the port. To ob
viate this disadvantage, and to give addi
tional facilities for the lading and unlading
of vessels, the merchants and corporation
many years since, commenced the erection
of quays and basins along the banks of the
estuary of the Mersey,which have gradually
increased in number and importance until
the present time. As the visitor approach
es the town from the sea, be appears to be
entirely excluded from landing by an im
mense brick wall Which extends along the
shore for the distance of lire miles. With
in these walls he sees a dense forest of masts
snd he begins mentally to wonder bow they
came there and how they are ever to get.
out: s closer observation, however, reveals
several narrow openings in the wall, (some
of them protected by gates,) which are de
signed tor the ingress snd egress of the
shipping to the basins and wharves to which
1 have referred. When once within the
walls, the ships are entirely protected from
winds sad storms. On some of the wharves
and docks capacioos sheds and warehouses
are erected for (bn eonvenfe|pe of shippers
snd merchants, where merchandise of every
description can be safely stored. When
the line of works now contemplated shall
be finished, Liverpool will have over two
hundred acres of docks and basins, and
about fifteen miles of quays—an extent su
perior to that of any other port in the world.
The dock estate is managed hy a committee
of twenty-one—thirteen of whom roust be
members of the Town Council, and. the re- ^
maining eight are ohosen from the mer
chants and shipowners.
The streets of the town are laid out with- j
out any particular claim to regularity. It
contains no long, straight thoroughfare like
Broadway, nor one which can compare with ^
it in the taste and magnificence of its stores j
and its public and private edifices. The
streets are often broadband well built, but.
winding and irregular in their course. St.
George’s Hall, in Lime street, one of the
most stately buildings in the kingdom, is
occupied by the Courts of Assise, the Vice
Chancellor’s Court, Sheriff's Jury Court,;
Grand Jury Room, Bairister’s Library, and
by an immense public hall in which is loca
ted the largest organ of die world. The
wind for this instrument is supplied by steam
power. The Sailor’s Home, the Town Hall,
the General Post Office, the National Gal
lery, the Railway Stations, Ac., are also
among the principal edifices of Liverpool.
The railways enter the town by tunnels
instead of passing on a level with the streets,
as is often the case in this country. One
of these passes under the town for a dis
tance of a mile and a quarter. In some
places warehouses are erected over the tun
nel, and are connected with it by means of
trap-doors, through which merchandise is
loaded and unloaded. Through these sub
terranean passages the cars are drawn hy
stationary engines which are worked hy
steam. Much of the distance is cut through
the solid rock into s perfect arch ; and, the
remainder ot the way, the arch is continued
Hy brick-work. Indeed, the workmanship
of the railroads and atalion-housea through
out England, (as I soon had occasion to ob
serve,) bears the appearance of neatness and
permanence to s remarkable degree. Tbe
causeways,the bridges and their abutments,
as well as the tunnels, are built of solid ma
sonry. The sides of the dug-ways, whether
through the earth or rock, have an even sur
face and a uniform slope; and, where the
soil w ill admit of it, they are not unfrequcnl
ly cultivated almost down to the very track.
P. K. K.
COPPER IK COWNKCTICUT.
The editor of the Gourant has been shown
some specimens of copper ore, from a new
ly discovered copper mine in Torrington.
This mine is Within about a stone’s throw
of the meeting house on Torrington Hill,
and is destined to be heard of hereafter.—
The specimens were the yellow sulphuret
of copper, containing over 30 per cent, of
metallic copper. They have worked some
30 feet down, with a common windlass,
like a mere well; but the indication* are
so satisfactory that the mine will be im
mediately pnshed. The fact is, the min- rat
Wealth of this state, has been entirely
overlooked. The greatest fortunes in this
state, will one day be possessed by the
owneis of the mines and quarries. We
have a geological stratum running through
our state, which has always been known to
be the richest in mineral wealth, of any part
of the earth’s crust.
It is said that the old Granby copper
mine it being reworked more vigorously
tban ercr; and that it promises to enrich
its present proprietors. It would only
parallel the Bristol mine, if such should
prove to be the case. A little tiling, some
times turns the scale, and makes worth
millions, what would otherwise be worth
less.
Tbe Torrington mine is so situated that
water power ean be easily obtained and ap
plied, and ample drainage can easily be ob
tained. Now is thenime for land owners
to explore their tracts,and derelope their,
capabilities.
Solemnity vs. Chkbrfi'lness.—In a ser
mon delivered by Rev. Dr. Bellows of New
York, before the Western Unitarian Confer
ence is the following paragraph: “ For my
own part, 1 say it all solemnity, 1 have lived
to become sincerely suspicions of the piety
of those who do not love pleasure in any
form. I cannot trust the man that never
laughs ; that Is always sedate; that has no
apparent outlets for those natural springs of
sportiseness and gayety that are perennial
in the human soul. I know that nature j
■ takes her revenge on such violence. I ex
pect to find secret vices, malignant sins, or
horrid crimes springing up in this hot bed of
confined air Snd imprisoned space; and,
therefore, it gives me a sincere moral grat
ification anywhere and in any community
to see innocent pleasures and popular amuse*
merits resisting the religious bigotry that
frowns so unwisely upon them. Anything
is better than that dark, dead. Unhappy So
cial life—a prey to ennui and morbid excite*
ment, which results from unmitigated puri
tanism. whose second crop is usually unbri
dled licsas* and infamous folly."
CARRIER PIGEONS AND THE TELE
GRAPH.
Many of the newspaper readers, who
wake up in the morning and find a column
of European news, by telegraph, ready for
their perusal, in the morning paper, the
steamer having arrived only the midnight
before, do not know the labor and the
enterprise which are involved to procure
this early transmission of the steamer's
news. The associated press, have an agent
for the arrival of New York steamers at the
S.mtly Hook light*house. He has fifty
carrier pigeons, which are trained for the
purpose of conveying news from the steam
ships to the shore. A man in an open boat,
in all kinds ot weather, drops aiong-aide
the steamer as she bears directly npon
Sandy Hook. The news is thrown over in
a water-tight can, and the news being taken
out, a single sheet is affixed to a bi rd’sleg.
The man then gives the signal to the
bird, which raises his wings and away he
goes, with all his powers of locomotion, in
a straight line for the office, going a distance
of three or tour miles in as many minutes :
and popping in at the window, is received
hy the agent, who transmits the intelligence
over the wires to New York, Boston, and
Philadelphia, and thence to St. Louis, New
Orleans, and all parts of the country, so that
the news is frequently received over s large
part of the United States, and published
before the steamer leaves the quarantine.
The Three Jolly Husband*.
Three jolly husbands out in the eonntry,
by the names of Tim Watson, Joe Brown,
and Bill Walker, aat late one eveningdrink
ing at the village tavern, until, being pretty
well corned, they agreed that each one on
returning home, should do the first thing
that his wife told him, in default of which
he should Ihe next morning pay the bill.—
They then separated for the night, engaging
to meet again the next morning, and give
an honest account of their proceedings at
home, so tar as they related to ll.e bill.
The next morning Walker and Brown
were early at their posts, hut it was some
time before Watson made his appearance.
W’alker began first:
“ You see when I entered my house the
candle was out, and the fire giving hnt a
glimmering of light, 1 came near walking
into a pot or baiter that the pancakes were
to he made of in the morning. My wife,
who was dreadfully out of humor, said to
me sarcastically,
“ Bill t do put your foot in the halter.”
“ Just as you say,' Maggy," said I, and
without the least hesitation 1 put my foot
in the pot of hatter, and then went to bed.”
Next. Joe Brown told his story s
“ My wife had alrendy retired incur usu
al sleeping room which adjoins the kitchen,
and the door of which was r^jar; no*being
able to navigate perfectly, yop know, I
made a dreadful clattering among the house
hold furniture, and my wife, in no very
pleasant tone, bawled out, 1
* Do break the porridge pot.'
No sooner said than done ; I sclxed hold
of the bail of the pot, and striking it against
the chimney jamb, broke it in a hundred
pieces, After this exploit I retired to rest,
and got a curtain lecture all night for my
pains.**
It was now Tim Watson's turn to give
an account of himself, which he did with a
very long face us follows :
“My wife gave me the most unlucky
command in the world ; for I was blundering
np stairs in Ihu dark, when She cried out,
• Do hrrak your neck—do, Tim.'
1 i'll be cussed If I do, Kale,' said I, as t
gathered myself up ; • I’!l sooner pay the
bill.* And so, landlord, here’s the cash for
you ( and this Is the last lime I’ll ever risk
live dollars ou the command of my wife.”
Burns sprang from the workers and of
them he sang—of their cheerful poverty,and
of ibeir shadowed lives, rarely sprinkled
with days and nights of social mirth ; of
their hopes and fears—^ahd Working men
are honorable for ever. He has set bis fel
lows a great example; he has shown that
the pen is as fit and powerful in the brown
hand of toil as in the lingers of the high
born and rich. He has taught them self*
respect; he is their representative in the
Parliament of lire Immortals; he is the king
of their order, and that order call never be
enslaved and degraded so long at his name
is remembered—and that one tempestuous
strain, “ Is there for honest poverty,” Ve
rily the man Who has done all this has not
lived in vain. It washes away til the errors
of a life-time.
lir The editor of • Portland paper sayi
a comical farmer friend of his in a letter
recently received, mentioned the fallowing
case of conscience i *• I ahl attain one of
the town officers j t was ehosen Selectman*
Oversear of the Poor, Assessor, School
Committee, (which 1 declined.) Treasurer*
Collector, Constable, and two other offices
which 1 will not mention. As a candidate
for each office named, I received every vote
in town—*from which circnmeMnec them
seemed to ring in my ears the Words, “ Wad
unto you when all men apeak well of you.”
I didn’t feel quite well about it until aetteral
days after, a man called me a far, because
I was protecting the town against imposi
tion. After that / felt belter. The denun
ciation of Scripture was no longer applicable
to me.”
nr A Western correspondent writes of
a handsome Yankee peddler who made love
to a buxom Widow in Pennsylvania. He
accompanied his declaration with an allusion
to two impediments to their union.
“ Name them.” said the widow.
»• The want of means to set ap a retail
store,” Was the reply.
They parted and the widow sent the
peddler a check sufficient for his purposes.
When they Met again, the peddlef had hired
and stocked his store t ami the amiling fair
one begged to know the other impediment,
“ I have another wife J” exclaimed tho
notion dealer.
xar Love, the tooth-aebe, cmoke.a cough,
and a tight boot, arc things which cannot
long be kept secret.

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