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STANDARD. A. A. EAKLE, PUBLISHER. Xo 1Moio Oompromiso witli Slovory. TKliMS, 81.25 IX ADVANCE. VOLUME 1. IRASBURGII, VERMONT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 185G. NUMBER 34. itcrarn Selection. HOW TO BUY A HOUSE. "I tt-U ou my dear, it is utterly im poss'.blw : Save tliree hundred dollars a year oat of my salary ? You don't un derstand it, said Charles Converse to Lis young -wife. "Perhaps I do not," replied Mrs. Con verse. "But my opinion is very decided." "Women don't understand these things. You think my salary of eight hundred dollars a year a fortune." "No such thing, Charles." - 'But eight hundred dollars, let me tell you, w oat buy all the world." ' "I had no idea that it would ; yet if you only had the habit of saving what you spend for things that you can get along -w ithout, you would be able to build a. house ia a few years." "Build a house?" "Yes, build a house, Charles." '"Well that's a good one !" The young man laughed heartily at the idea too chimerical, too absurd, to be harbored for a moment. "How much do rou suppose it cost us to live last year r" T. . , " , ... It took ail mv saiarr ; there i none of it ! , 'The young wife smiled uii.-chievouslv as she took from her work table drawer a small account book. "You did not know that I kept account of all of these things, did you ?" ' "No but how much is it ?"' And Charles was a Kltledtsturbed by the cool way in which his wife proceeded to argue the question. "Four hundred and ninety-two dol lars," answered .Mrs. Converse. "Oh, but my dear, you have not got half of it down." "Yes, I have everything." "My tailor's bill was sixty-!ive dol lars." "I have it here." "Hats, boots, and " "I have them all." "The deuce you have." "When you had any new tiling, y&u ;no I always asked you what you gave for it "I know you did, but I will bet five dollars I can name a dozen things that yon have not got down." "Done !" said the lady with a laugh, as she took from her drawer a five dollar bill, and placed it on the table. Charles Converse covered the money. "Capital idea for you to bet against me with my money i" said he, good humor edly. "If I lose, I will do without that new berage I am to have." "Nay, my dear, I don't want you to do that" "But go on." "Pew-rent, six dollars," said the hus band, promptly. "Here it is," answered she pointing to the entry book. "Try again." "Season ticket on the railroad, twenty." "I have it." "Sawing the wood." "Entered." "Charles reflected a moment; the ease Logan to look desperate. "New Kaing3 for the cooking-stove. "Here two dollars." "Cleaning the clock." "One dollar here it is." Mr. Converse began "to look hopeless. "My taxes-"' "Well. I hsve not imt that " But that was the only thin? he could mention of these necessary expenses that was not found to be regularly entered on his wife', book. Still Mr. fWrr. w, not satisfied. p .u nr "l our figures cannot be correct Mary, (aid lie. "Why not ?" My salary is all nsed up, and you can axirr.t f,r only four hundred and ninety two dollars of it" "You E'V-i fttJ,m I..!..,,... fcT v-t ,. i hy Mary, I have not been ex- travagant It is true, I buy a great many little thin;, 5a the course of a year, but they are hardly worth the mention." "Ah ! there's the mischief. That is where the money goes, you may depend njKiri it" " "Nonsense I You women don't un - derstand these things." 'Of course we doa't.m "Well your figures show that you don't . . . . . . v, nere has the three hundred dollars sons to, then ?" "I Or.n't l-nnw r-irW T la,-.n,.'r P the Statistic. mrAAi t. . "... wea. i am sure mat i nave got down all the items that came within tmrl -, i t - Sift lM;TC EJe b.-.-Mght home no article of any de- scripCon that has not been entered upon the book I mean the articles of food and clothing, and things for the house." "But look at it a moment. Y'on don't mean to say that I have spent three hun dred dollars over and above our necessa ry expenses ?" said Charles, a little warmly. "I don't mean to say anything about it, for I don't know anything about it." "Now I think of it, there's my little insurance ; have you got that down 7" "I have not." "There is forty of the three hundred." "But it leaves two-hundred and sixty eight dollars unaccounted for" "It would take a great while to collect money enough to build a house, even if the whole of this sum were saved." "Not a great while, Charles. You know my father has promised to give you the land when you have the means to build a house upon it." "It will be a long while," laughed the husband. "Five or six years, perhaps, if you are prudent. Hasn't the president of your bank promised you a thousand dollars a year ?" 'V " "Then vou can certainly save four " j "There are a thousand things we want when my salary is raised." 'Bnt we can do without them." "I suppose we can." "Just look here, Charles." Mrs. Converse took from her pocket a circular issued by the People's Savings Bak, in which tiaeeumulation of several small sums deposited weekly and quar-! terry, were arranged in a table. "Fifty dollars deposited every quarter will net, in five years, one thousand one hundred and forty-one dollars twenty-five cents !" continued she, reading from the circular. "Bah I" added Mr. Converse. "That sum would build a very com fortable house ; and when you salary is a thousand dollars a year you can save more than fifty dollars a quarter." "A five per cent, institution, isn't it ?" asked the young man. But he was much impressed by the reasoning of his wife, and in the course of the evening he carefully read the cir cular of the "People's Savings Bank." Certainly he had every inducement for being saving and economical. He had lived very cheaply in a sniall house be longing to his father-in-law, for which he paid a merely nominal rent. "His wife's father was a wealthy far mer, or rather he had been a farmer, be fore his domain had been invaded by the march of improvement, and his pastures and mowing lots, laid out into house lots. As it was he still from the force of habit, improved a few acres, kept a couple of cows, a "henery," and half a dozen pig-. Charles Converse found this proxinii to the "old folks at home," rather satis factory, in a pecuniary point of view, for his larder was partly stocked from the farm ; and, of course, no account was ever made of half a pig, a barrel of apples or potatoes, or a pair of chickens. Milk I and eggs were so much better and fresher j from pa's, that of course the youg couple (never desired to obtain them from any i other source. j They lived cheaply and lived in clover i besides. He never liked to talk about j financial matters with pa, because the worthy old gentleman used to tell how jLe liye a a hundred and '7 hilars a he lived on a hundred and fifty dollars a year after he was married though he bad j a fat salary, and supposed, of course, he Lu ,uur oouars a year out ot -.....1 V 1 .1 3 J . 11 j h nd alwa5 W0Dnd UP b 8anS lhat he would give him a lot micht take his . f fc pick of all he owned whenever he got ready to build. All these things rather worked npon Charles. He badn t saved a dollar, aifd w hat was more, there was no present i prospect that he ever would do so. The promised advance in salary was already i - , , . , . S P"" !- The i f S F ! )lea3aDt tnP to yiaSara' and otber ani- ' allUtieE' had taken Pesion of him. I Bnt the reasoniES of n!s wif had Pr"" i duced a strong impression upon his mind. !8'"5 had 1,6611 "S1 UP ia the strictest of economy. Her father, though ' ricll an army of children ; but they I were wealtb7 n their thrifty habit. ri,.i. ; CT rcau OTer na over tne area- i k"" of the Savings Bank in the evenin ! what had r .v.- . , i " WM lwl nunarea "Vr 7Tg aoUa- , Ueiore he went to bed he had matnr.- ethoughbedidnovtywS j to his wife about it. Next day Charles received & quarter's salary, and his first stej, after receiving it, was to visit the People's Savings Bank, where he deposited fifty dollars. But the hundred and fifty dollars which he had left burned in his pockets. It was all he had to carry him through the ensuing three months, and there were a dozen little things that he wanted, and a dozen big ones, for that matter. Against the latter he resolutely set his face, though, in consideration of the fact that his salary would be a thousand dol- 1 ... T 1 iars a year, aner me next pay uay, ne had a week before made up his mind to have them. . , . 5 Among other things, his segar case was empty, and he stepped into Seavy's, in Congress street, to have it replenished Segars were a great luxury in fact, a necessity to him, in his own opinion. The gentlemanly proprietor ef the ef tablishment placed a box of the fragrant j rolls upon the counter. "Something new," said he. Charles took up a handful and smelt them. "Best segars in the market," continued the "vender. "Tip-top," replied Charles, inhaling the grateful odor. "How do you sell them ?' "Four cents apiece-" Six of them were transferred to the case, a quarter thrown down, and, as it was not magnanimous to pick up a cop per's change, he left the store. But then a little fellow inside seemed to say : "Charley, you can't afford to smoke such segars as those. They will hardly last you two days. If you must smoke buy a cheaper segar than that. You will not be able to build a house in ten years at this rate." He did not pay much attention to the monitorial voice, however, and as he passed along he drank a sherry cobler himself and paid for three friends, whom he could not help askingtodrink with him at Barton's. At Vinton's .a Charlotte Kusse was dis posed of, and so on to the end of the chap ter. And these were his daily habits, it was only a sixpence or a quarter at a time, and these were so ridiculously small that they never caused him a tho't The idea that they absorbed any consid erable portion of his salary, never occur red to him. He always gratified his ap petite or inclination in these matters, as they had come to be regarded as necessi ties. "Still, Charles Converse had turned over a new leaf. He refrained from purchasing a great many articles which he intended to get when he received his quarter's salary, and as he seated himself in the cars, he congratulated himself on the firmness with which he had carried out the resolution of the previous evening. "You are late, Charles," said Mary, when he reached his sunny little cottage, "I have been paying my quarter bills," replied he, with a smile. "Here they are, my sweet accountant." He threw the bills ujon the table, and while she was examining them, he threw his bank-book in her face. "What!" exclaimed she in astonish ment, as she saw the book. "Fifty dol larsT "Yes, my dear, female influence the influence of a wife" and the husband playfully kissed her "I am convinced of sin, and converted too, which is better still. I am resolved to be prudent, econ omical, saving, even parsimonious." "I am glad to hear it." "And the house will be built in just five years according to the programme of the Saving's Bank." As he spoke, he took from his pocket three of the city evening pacrs. "Not quite cured Charles," said Mary w ith a smile. "What do yoa mean ?" "Journal, Transcript and Traveler, two cents each," laughed Mary ; "You are determined the publishers shall live." "Why, Mary, you wouldn't have me live without a newspaper would you ? That would be a depth of barbarism to which I could never descend," replied Charles, with a look of atonishment at the interesting mentor. "Certainly not ; but is not one paper a day enough ?" "That w but a trifle." "The rain lalls in drops, but washes the whole earth. Four cents a day for a ' year, amounts to about twelve dollars." Charles scratched his head. It was a , i most astounding revelation to him. "You are right, Mary ; one paper is enough.' Charles ate his supper, but was moody and abstracted. A new idea was pene- trating his brain, which, lie began to think had been rather muddy on financial af fairs. , As he rose from the talie, he Uok out his cigar case, and as he ull so, the little fellow within, who had tHken to him when he came out of the lijjar shop, be gan to upbraid him prett j sharply. He burned his fingers in attempting to light the fragrant roll and theijrc'.apsed into a fit of deep musing. "Eh ? Oh, I was th'niing how much twelve times tliree hundril and sixtvfive are. "Twelve means twchi t cents, I sup- poee?7 said lie, per.rQ:- 5 urn f rohltsro on the margin of oue of the newspapers. "Here itis forty three dollars and eighty cents." "For cigars," added he, 4nklv. "Which added to the sum laid for su perfluous newspapers, makes I ty-six dol lars and twenty-eight cents." "And twenty for shaving, wjich I may do myself, are seventy-six dtlars and twenty-eight cents," continued e, taking the pencil and ciphering away with all his might for a few moments. 1 "Gleason's Pictorial, Hotne' Journal, Saturday Courier and your country pa paper, come to " "But my dear, we can't dt withou t our country paper, exclaimed, Charles, looking with amazement into th face of his wife. i "I don't wan't you to do withott that,' said his wife. ' "Sherry cobblers, ice creams Aid oys ters, over a hundred dollars, bj thun der!" continued he, turning tolas figures again. -indeed : 'I begin to see where the two hundVed and sixty-eight dollars have gone to," sid he. i "And sherry cobblers are worse tan useless. I had no idea vou drauL Charles." "Say no more, Mary ; I am done. And he was done. The idea of "sav ing up" something took complete posses sion of him, not so far as to make him niggardly but far enough to m&ke him abandon the four-cent cigars, tlu-c cr . ing papers, Yinton's compounds, and es pecially sherry cobblers. On the next quarter day, one hundred dollars was added to his deposit at the Savings' Bank, and as his habits im proved afterward, and his salary still further increased, much greater sums were added. In four years the house was built, new furniture bought and paid for, and Charles is considered one of the most thrifty young men in the town all of which propitious events, we honestly believe, had their ori gin in the beneficient influence of the Sav ings' Bank, whose circular had opened his eyes and stimulated him to carry out his resolution. Makikg the best of it. A Yankee out- walking in Virginia, at Wheeling, (while to himself a talking) experienced a feeling strange, painful and alarming from his caput to his knees, as he sud denly discovered le wa3 covered o'er with bees ! They rested on his eyelids, and perched upon his nose ; they colon ized his peaked face, and swarmed npon his clothes ; they explored his swelling nostrils, dived into his ears ; then crawled up his trowsers, and filled his eyes with tears, Did he yell like a hyena? Did he holler like a loon ? Was he scar't and did he "cut and run 7" or did the critter swoon ? Ne'er a one! He wasn't scar't a mite ; he never swoons nor hol lers but he hived them in a nail-ke tight, and told 'em for two dollars. The Law of Stokms. The man who, when there is a domestic storm, steps in between man and wife, is as bad as be who, when it is raining violently. walks between two dripping umbrellas, for he gets protected neither by the oi)e nor the other, but on the contrary catches it from both sides. Gextilitt. Gentility is neither in birth, wealth, manner, Dor fashion but in the mind. A high sense of honor, a determination never to take a mean ad vantage of another, an adherence to truth, delicacy, and politeness towards those with whom we have dealings, are its es sential charaeteryaics. CT Unhappy the husband whose wife plays at cards ! for in such eaes it is the woman who invariably pockets the wio- nings. and the poor husband w ho gener ally has to pay for the losses. (2 Receive your thoughts as guetu, s &"3 treat your deeirc like children Krom Blckd- Mugntoe. j commerce and humanity, by thus a'frc OUR DANGER. j 'inS l guarantee (o far a they were con An extract from an article entitled i ccrncJ)jhe reign of peace in perpetuity "The Dispute with America:" "It has been remarked as extraordi nary, that there is always an American party in this country, but never a British one in America. Our readers will not perceive how this happens. The British people, like their Continental neighbors, have been at war in turn with almost ev ery state in the world, and by long expe rience have learned to bear rivalry with equanimity. While standing up for our own interests, we are not surprised that other Stales shauU M .stoutjy. jaaintaiu theirs. Hence we will engage to say, that, even during the heat of the late war, there was not more persosial antip athy felt in this country towards the Rus sians, than has prevailed of late years to wards ourselves among the people of the United States. The United States do not yet know their place in the world. In-their own hemisphere they have en countered nothing more redoubtable than roaming savages and petty half-breed states falling to pieces of their own ac cord. Hence the Union has learnt to be arrogant in its policy, and, intoxicated with its really marvellous progress, has come to imagine that it has the world at its foot. The progress of events is des tined to explode this delusion. TheUni- ted States have never yet felt the press ure of Europe hitherto, Continental Eu rope might have been non-existent, so far as regards acting as a check upon the policy of the Union ; but this state of things will not continue. "We need not go over the ground which we discussed at some length last month, to show that Europe aud America are gradually be ing brought into closer connection that the Powers of the Old World will come to take a livelier interest in the affairs of the New and that in this way the Uni ted States will receive a lesson as to their true position in the community of nations, and will come to discover that the Brit ish alliance is the best one to cultivate after alL As the world grows older, the Powers of Europe will appear more and V-fcl Aworioa &4 if a war between England and the Vnited States were now breaking out, the latter Power would probably be mortified to find at its close, that the European Powers had es tablished something more solid than mere protectorates in the countries of the Isth mus. If England be forced to go to war with the Union, she need not go alone. She does not require assistance to main tain her dignity and rights, but she would not want alliances were she to seek them on the Continent of Europe. The over bearing spirit of American diplomacy has become intolerable to many of the Euro pean States ; and France and the West ern Powers especiaally, recognise in its policy towards the weak States of Cen tral America, a perfect parallel to the re cent aggressions of Russia upon Turkey, which Europe found necessary to resist by means of a general coalition. A sim ilar European coalition will, in due time, if its arrogant policy be not discontinued, be formed against the American Union. Any war about the affairs of Central America must greatly accelerate the pro gress of events in this direction ; and, for the sake of averting any such contet-t, by teaching the Americans moderation, we beg them to look ahead and consider into what difficulties the present policy is like ly to lead them. " Passing by the enlistment question which, though now looming large, is a mere symptom of a deeer-seated com plaint an effort to get up a cause of quarrel, with the view of gratifying a pre existing enmity let us consider the grand source of the offence which the United States give to other l'owciw, (namely, its arrogant policy,) as mani fested in the Central American question. There is no ue making many words about the Clayton-BuJwer treaty. That treaty was designed to meet a special end namely, to prevent Great Britain and the Union coming to loggerl.eads by acrt- ing counter-pretensions to certain parts ot the tlien projected hne ol transit across V4 lmf e ,,,,. U ,x;..i BfMirt the Uthmus. The treaty bound both the j rum ,L general community of nations contracting parties to make no lie-ji,nd finding Liigland as theiroc.ly rival in menu in . Central America' w hkh term tf.eir VY,n ,h.rf , , j,,y lae io rr wa. then used to signify the province. jgar,j ier m ni imbutered enmity. It did iintflfodiattly adjoining to the lthmui, j not matter that England for lusliuie, id and did not apply to British Honduras i tli Canadian and Oregon bouiilry-qis-at all. The American hni no settle-: t;u,,s was litt loodt rule and yielding, menu ia that part of America to Wi-1 If Kad not Ixen ihtre, the Union don j and, during the negotiation of the j would have gt still more imnteiwiura- treaty, they made no demand for the ; Uy unjre. It U th old story of llaiaaii abandonment by us of our seltWiaent. -n4 Morde i A!1 ibewu things profit And so the treaty w eocludtf, and uothijig,' ys tirt Union, 'as long as both parties felicitated them! on j UUn-i tits with mn inthe tm ewiti-Laui-j done jgvA serf ice to the cau,e Ati,m ? -j Cdiu bvl rutc f.,f in the important transit-region between the two oceans. Britain has possessions in North America a lurpe as the whole territories of the Union ,o has IkU'vOa ; Spain, France, iVnmark, Holland, have josje,i.kms in the Gulf of Mexico and South America, and Portu gal has never kt the allegiance of Bra riL But, putting theo things out of sight, and trampling eont'niptuiuly on Mexico and other feebler States, it k. de manded that the New World shall be set aside as the special poil and heritage of the United State !"WenceaT.3t Otfeit on the preposterous character tif the de mand. As long, indeed, as it remains a mere maxim, a theory, a 'notion, the BritUh nation owes not a raw about it. We are much too sensible and matter-of-fact a people to quarrel rIkhH empty words or political moonshine. But if the United States are resolved to carry out their theory, and to do so at our rrfwns; that is a very different matter. Notw hh standing all their rancor towards us, and their Itflief that Kngland is ever on the watch to thwart their progrc., c fcul persuaded that the British nation has no desire to impede the southward extension of the Union ; nay, even if that extension took I,,ace l7 nuans which we dil not wholly approve, still we would not neces sarily feel called upon to interfere.- What we object to is, the uttark which the United States are directing against our possessions in Central America, with the design, avowedly, of trying to eject us whenever they can muster courage and strength enough for the attempt. Let them cease from this arrogant and inde- fcnsible line of policy, and the question i is at once fettled. " But mark w hat must spring from the assertion of the overbearing Monroe doctrine." Britain is not the onty Power menaced by these pretensions of the United States to exclusive right over the territories of the New World. All the other European Powers who Itave jos scssions in that hemisphere ait! similarly menaced. Belated lawless attacks mon Cuba have made Spain sufficiently alive to the fact ; while the sagacious ruler of France not only perceives if, and resents the indignity which the arrogant policy of the Union offers to other States, but we have no doubt is quite ready to enact a remedy, and repeat in the West that process of righting the balance which has just been applied to the East. We hare no dirc to see England taking part in a coalition for such a purpose, and she nev er will do so unless the United States Government lose its censes and drive her into it. The friendly alliance of the United States is one which we prize above measure. In- this country there in little or none of that aniy jealouy towards the States which pievails in the States towards us; and were a war to take place between the two eountriei, it would be universally regarded by the BritUh as a national calamity. It would be regret ted, not merely from commercial motives, hut as a wound to our generous feelings, and to every native predilection of the British heart. In the United States, on the other hand, while commercially, the war would be even more regretted then with u a a question of national fel ing, we are orry to think that it would 1m; regarded with jiocitive satisfaction. If war entailed on them no burdens and dangprB, the United States people would go to war with us at once ; w herea, even were we certain of winning all the suc- cese, and getting all the expenses of U war repaid, the Britinh m(.1 would still seek, a far as po-i-iLle, to avoid the conflict. Such is the different tcinjwr of the two nations. United by the oloiwvit tics of blood, we yet find one of then eager to fight the other, if it can but do o chenply and uei.fully ; wherea, no consideration but those of self-defence will prevail on the oth-r to fight at a!L ; Once the United States emerge from their ;Mftte 0f ibttion, and enter fairly into j ,,e ll(U Wl-.(jf Jlfy w-jj jt!r . jc;irocHtc our kia.'Iy feeling. Hitherto, this kind of enmity, and that is the pro gress flf events, the grslual mjprorhe mrnt of the Old-and New Worlds, the apjiearanre of other Kuropean power in strength ia the Gulf of Mexico, and, as a coBoqiience of bickerings and negotia tions with ihcui,th eiilighteuinent of the United States as to their true position and atrmities in regard to us and other nations of the world. That lime w illeoine, and w ith it must come a change of sentiment towards Kngland on the part of a larjje portion of the now United, but perhaps then twndered, States of America. There is no logic like the logic of evenu ; and a hostile pressure from some other Tower, can Union, will !e the first thing that will make it revise its opinions, and begin to draw clorer to the side of Kngland. All union betw een State is the result of ex ternal pressure. Brothers may quarrel a long as they have none to light with but themseUes, but when each begins to have alien enemies of his own, they soon draw together. As soon as the United Slates become thus circummced, they ill cmisc from their Anglophobia, but never effectually till then. Meanwhile, we trust that, for their own sakes as well as ours, if they w ill not learn from us the spirit of friendship, they will, at least, not force us from our attitude of forbcar- ance. EIGHTEEN THINGS In which people render themselves very impolite : 1. Loud laughter. 2. Reading w hile others are talking. li. Cutting finger-nails in company. 4. leaving meeting before it is clo.?d. 5. Whiopering in company. 6. Gazing at strangers. 7. Leaving a stranger without a seat- 8. A w ant of reverence for superiors. 9. Reading aloud in company without being n-ked. 10. Receiving a present without soui manifestation of gratitude. 11. Making yourself the topic of con versation. 12. Laughing at the mistakes of oth ers. 13. tlokitig otliers in company. 1 1. Correctingolderpersonsthan your self, especially jarents. l.j. To commence talking before oth ers are through. If.. Auswcring questions when put to other? 1 7. Commencing (o eat as soon as you get to the table. And 18. In not lii-tening to what one is say ing, in company unle?s you desire to show open contempt for the speaker. A well bred person will not make an observation w hikt another of the compa ny is addressing himself to it. CT A taj-te frn- trees, plants and flow ers, is a peculiar attribute of woman, ex hibiting the gentleness and purity of her se x ; and every hnIahd should encour age it, for his wife and daughters will prove w ier, and happier, and better for its cultivation. A Bwurr skstimkst. There are re fined kind of sentimctit as there are of sugar : tnun, for iiiKt.mce, takes his in tho lump hard, though easily melted with a tear; but with a woman, it is always moist. C2T Opportunity is the flow er of time t and as the i-talk may remain when the f!ower is cut off, to time may remain with us when opfortunity is gone forever. JJT Recreation i a secofI creation, when weariiia ha almost nnniliilutrd one's spirits. It is the breathing of the soul, which otherwise would be stifled with continual business.- Tut r-CRCT or old agk. To buy an aiiuuilT when yoa are ery ill and you are sure to outlive the patience of all those who have an interest in your death. Sincerity is to speak as we think, io do as we pretend and profe.se, to per form and male good what we promise, and really to be what we would seem and apjio-ar to be. Whenever we drink too deeply of pleasure, we find a sediment at the bot tom which pollute and embitters what we realised at first CT There is many a good wife who cannot darwc, play on the piano, or sing welL C,r A friend tUt you buy with pres enu may be Umht front you. C" Yoj will ntver rind a friend if you seek one wkhoMt a falling.