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VOL. 1. RUSSELLVILLE,IvRKT, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28.T87~5L NO. 1. Puzzle. Uve in z nice little house, With hut one little window for Andover that window you’ll see A nice little shutter, shut tight The most of the time; and yet 1 never get lonely or ted, For f know that I’m doing my duty; Then tell me why should I feel bad '< I know that I’m valued right well For the knowledge I daily Impart, For I'm often consulted, you see, By the anxious and fearful of heart. Though I’ve never been out of my houae, I’ve traveled the wide world around; Though I have but one hand and no foe t Keeping still I seldom am found. I never have spoken a word To any live soul you must know, And yat day and night without fell I’m telling the right way to go. Without me, the world would bo sad, For commerce would surely decline And. the ladies, poor things, must forafco Their stlkiknd their laces so fine, And a thousand and-so-forths beside OfUla would fall upon man; Than set all your wita right at work Auil gueas who 1 am, if you can. TheSnnlT-Oolorod Suit. I scarcely knew how it htt|>|x*ned, liut a timber must bare fell and ■truck me on the head. l lie IImt iiiing umi * iciiiiavh •Iter it was that 1 was straight anti still on something hard, and when I tried to more myself and speak, I found H impossible to do so. I concluded that I must be in some very tight dark place, for I cpuld not see; in fact I ttoou learned that, though perfectly conscious, l could do nothing but hear. A door opened and footsteps ap proached ; but I felt a cloth taken from my face, and a voice which 1 recognized os that of Mr Jones, the father of my wife that waa to! he—said: “He hasn’t changed much,’’ and , his companion, whose voice I knew to be the village undertaker, Hop klt\« by name, lightly. “Better looking dead than alive. How does Jerushn feel about it? take on much?" "Oh, no, the had her eye on an other fellow anyhow, and a better match, too, excepting the moncy part Though I hid nothing jgainst Ben ouly he didn’t know mach, and was about the homeli eet man 1 ever knew. Such a mouth; why it really seemed as though he was going to swallow knife, plate, and all, wnea he open ed it at dinner.” “Well,” said the cheerful voice of Hopkins, "he'll never open hie month agahij1’ and then ha pro ceeded to measure mu for mi#cof fln, for it seemed tbnt I was dead, or they thought 1 was, which was all the same to the greedy pocket of the undertaker. I had heard of undertakers who alwavs wliis tied joyfully when thoy got a measure, but I never believed it before. But that man actually whistled a subdued dancing tuut' while he measured me, and it oeetned to me that three or (bar icicles were rolling down mv back, to the music of bis whistle. Ills duty done, they covered my face again and left me to my own reflections, which were not par tic comforting, although f'hoU often heard it remarked, that med itation was good for the soul, am this was the best chance I bar ever had to try it. An hour must have passed whei the door sgain opened^1 and 4w< persons came whispering along t< where I lay, and the voice of uiy promised wife fell upon my ear. *•1 dread to look at him. Bob; lr was so mortal homely, alive, h roust be frightful dead.” I ground my teeth in imaging lion, as 1 remembered .bow oltei - le bad gone tw»e -raptures, o -tended to, over my noble brow id expressive mouth; and hoi that she often declared that if were taken away from her sh would surely pine away and die. One of them raised the clot and I knew flTVi were looking « jf. Bob was her second cousit afcd 1 knew he was the “other fe l4w,” whom her father had mer Honed. “Beams to me you don’t fe< very bad about hi*dying, 'Rusha,” KhCkkd Boh, meditatively. “Well, to tall die truth,” said my betrothed, “I don’t care very much about it. If he had lived I should hare married him, because he was rich, and father wanted me to:, but I wai getting about sick of my bargain, for I knew I should always beashamed of him, be looked so much like a baboon.” •‘But you loved him,” remarked Bob. ‘■No, I didn't! My affections were wasted lonq ago upon one who never returned my Jove;” and my fast-fading i.UI sighed heavily. They had Covered my face by this time, and were standing a few step*, from rihars 1 by. “About how lung ago, ’Rusha?” asked Bob. “A year, or such a matter,” with another deep sigh, which ended 1 in a fit of sneezing. “About the tine I went away?” interrogated the caution*. Bob,! coughing a little. “Well, yes, scme’re nr*kr,” as sented m v dear affianced. “Now, Jeriisha, you don’t mead to insinuate that 1—” “I don’t mean to iusinnbto any thing, Bob>MnU^"dK>d in apg» . to sweetnaaa *of IMtotNMo* #as smncwhas sharpened. “Now, see here, 'Rnsha, I’ve loved you ever slace'yon were knee high to a gopher, but I thought wlren you came home that you Was sweet on that oHiir chap;, but I swan f be Ilf vc yog |kef m* Ml the timeP’ “Oil, Bob!*’ said my waa-to-be, in a gushing sort of way, “Mine own Jeruahai” remarked Boh. Then I hear a subdued rush, accompanied hj violent lip explo sions. 1 tried t kick or grate my w mw-or no seftfOnnyo lenwve my outraged feeling, but not a kick nor a grate could I raise. It was an awftl lire to be in, but I had to stand it, or layit, so I laid still and let ’eO alone until they got tired of it, tad then they went out'and l wai again left to rty own pleasant Reflections. Night came, and so did a lot of young fellows with their girls, to | sit up with me; and they had a jolly time of It, although it was against my principles to enjoy it on so solemn in occasion. It seemed an age until morning, hut it came at last and the} went away. I heard them say that I waa to be buried that day at two o’clock, and I was begianiug to } feel decidedly ihaky when Jerusha and heir mover came into tbe I room aud begin arranging for the ! funeral “’Rusha," aaid her mother, “here is that rawff-coiored suit of poor Ben’s; of course he will never have any mom uae for clothes, so just fal them among your carpet rags, they'll make a splen did stripe.” Now that particular suit of clothes was jjist the neatest one I ever owned, arm holes,wristbands, buttons, all just the thiag, and my ' blood hoi led to hear turn) talk so * coolly of nsisg them foi stripes in j a rag-carpct. They kept ^n talk ! ing as the] swept, dusted and cleaned up the room. “Bob says he will take the Mar tiu (arm to work this year," said 1 Jeraahajctsnsfuily; “aed as soon j wc are narried we shall go to housekeeping in that little i cottage close to the road. Now i I must getmy carpet done just as soon ns poisible, for I want it in thst nice little front room. These ' duds of Hen's wiM make ont ! enough rags, I guess, His folks live so far sway they will nevei - inquire ablut his clothes. Non » if it wasn’t for the looks of it, w< r could ask nother Smith about col . oring yeilo*; she’s suit to be lien r today." ' i I was getting very mad now, in s deed. I felt that the crisis woi near, and tint I should either di* I or explode if they did not let m; t suuO-colorsd suit alone. Jerush - picked thesi up—I knew it for - heard thr buckles and button • jingle—and made for the dooi -1 tried to shake my fist and ye II at her, bgl all in vain. I lui i there, outwardly aa quiet as a J lamb, inwardly boiling with wrath. | It was too much; the deepest I trance could not have held out against the loss of that suit With a powerful effort I sprang up and screamed. Jerusha dropped my clothes and her mother the dus ter, and both fled from the room and the house, never stopping till they reached Dr. Brown's across the street. With difficulty I man aged'to get my clothes. I had just got them fairly on, whon Mrs. Jones and her daughter, followed, by a numerous company of men, women and children, came peering cautionely into the room. I sat on my board and looked at them. Such a scared looking crowd was enough to amuse an owl, so 1 laughed; I knew it was unbecom ing, but I couldn’t have helped it if they had chucked mo in my coflln—which the undertaker was just carrying past the Window— and buried me next minute. I laughed till 1 jarred the chair out from under one end of the board and down I came with a crash. Then the doctor ventured into the room, saying rather dubiously: “So you are not dchd yet Ben?” “Well, no, not exactly,” I re plied, “sorry to disappoint my friends about the funeral, how “Yes,” he said rather absently, “bad, rather-r-that is-*-ahem!” “Fooled oat of that anofl-colored stripe!” I thought, aa I looked at Jerusha. “Qo and speak with him,’ said her father, in a staid whisper. “He’s got the stamps, and yon had better marry him after all.” They began to gather around me and congratulate me on my es cape. I noticed that they cried a great deal more now than when t was dead. Jerusha came and hung around my neck sniveling desperately. I gave her a not over gcutle push, and told her to wait next time until I was safely buried before she set her heart on my old clothes. “O, 1 am so glad!” she said sweetly, without appearing to no tice what I had aaid about the clothes—“that you are not dead, Benny, dear. My heart seemed all withered and brok n to see you lying all cold and white. I wept bitterly over your pale face my bolo eel.” “Yes," I replied, “I heard you and Bob taking on terribly. It was a lucky die for me.” “Could you hear?" she gasped. “I rather think I could, some,” I replied. She looked toward the door, but it was crowded full, so she made a dive for the open window, and went through it like a deer. | She shut herself up in the smoke j house, and would not come out until after I had left the hou s. I n.L._1.1 — All kt. of marriage with bia cousin be cause she tried to make up. with me again: so she is living a life of siugle blessedness. While I am writing, my wife ia cutting up my snuff colored clothes to make a stripe in a new carpet for our front room. How to be Handsome. Host people like to be hand some. Nobody , denies the great er power which any person may have who has a good face ami who t attracts you by good looks, even ; before a word has been s|>okeii. 1 And we see all sorts of devices in men and women to improve their good looks—paints ami washes, and all kinds of cosmetics, includ ing a plentiful anuoiuting with dirty hair oil. Now, not every one can have good features. They arc as God made them; hut almost any one can look well, especially with good health. It is hard to give rules in a very short space, but in briei i these will do: s Keep dean—wash freely and r universally with cool water. All i the skin wants is leave to act free I ly, and it will take care of itseli 9 Its thousands of air holes must . | not be plugged up. II Eat regularly and simply. Thi 1 stomach cau no more work *1 I the time, night end day, than a horse; it must have regular work and regular rest Good teeth are a help tc good looks. Brush them with a ■oft brush, especially at night. Go to bed with teeth clean. Oi course, to have white teeth, it ii needful to let tobacco alone. Every woman knows that. And any powder or wash for the teeth should be very simple. Acida may whiten the teeth but they take off tLe enamel or injure it Sleep in a cool room, in pare air. No one can have a clean skin who breathes bad air. But m? re than all, wake up the mind and soul When the mind is awake, the dull, sleepy look passes away from the eyes. I do not know that the brain expands but it seems to. Think, read—not trashy novels, but books that have have something in them. Talk with people who know something; hear lectures and learn by them. This is one good of preaching. A man thinks and works, and tells us the result. And, if we listen, and hear and understand, the mind and soul are worked up. If the spiritual nature is arous ed, so much the better. We have seen ■ plain face real ly gloriiled by the love of God and man Irhich shone through it Let us grow handsome. Men say they can’t afford books, and sometimes they don't even pay for their newspaper. In that case, it does them little good, they must feel so mean while they are reading It But men can afford what they really choose. If all the money spent in self-indulgence (In hurt ful indulgence,) was spent in books (in self-improvement,) we should sec a change. . Men would grow handsome and women too. The soul would shine out through the eyes. We were not meant tc be mere auimals. Let ue have books and read them, and lectures and hear them, and sermons and heed them. Advice to the Girls. Do not estimate the worth of i young man by his abillity to talk soft nonsense, nor by the length ol his moustache. Do not imagine that an extn ribbon, tied about the neck, car remedy the defect of a soiled col lar or an untidy dress. If your hands are browned bj labor, do not envy the lily fingen of Miss Fuss and Feathers, whos< mother works ia the kitchei while the daughter lounges in th< parlor. If a dandy, with cigar betweei his fingers, asks you if smoking is offensive to you, tell him, em phatically, “Yes.” The habi Bitouill ue, cicu luuugu vuc mu may not Do not waste your tears on thi immaginary sorrows of Alonxi anil Melissa, nor the trials of th< dime novel heroines. Seek rathe to alleviate the suffering ones 01 esrth. If yonr dress is inconveniently long, and a gentleman stepa upo it, don’t get angry, but raeekl. beg his pardon, as you ought. A1 ways cherish a partiality for th smell of dish water—it ia mor conducive to health and far lei expensive than Bouquet of £den There cannot be a secret Chrii tian. Grace is like ointment hi in the hand; it betruyeth itsel I If you truly feel the sweetness < i the cross of Christ, you will l constrained to confess Christ bi fore men.—M’Chey'ne. Christ cannot but be most pri cious to a believer, because a his precious comforts come froi Christ The Lord Jesus is fain than the faireat, sweeter than tl sweetest nearer than the qearei dearer than the dearest, and rici er than the richest, and bett than the best The elect pr cious is of all the most precious. Dyer. The gift of prayer may ha praise from men: but It is t grace of prayer that has pow l with God.—Dyer. A Beautiful Extract. “Generation alter generation," mts a line writer, “have felt ns we feet now, and their lives were as active as onr own. They passed away like a vapor, while Nature wore the same aspect of beauty aa when her Creator com i tnanded her to be. The heavens shall be aa bright over our graves as they are now around onr paths. The world will have the Mine at tractions for our offspring yet un born that she once had for our selves, and that she now baa for onr children. Yet a little while and all will have happened. The throbbing heart will be stilled and wc shall be at rest. Our funeral will wend its way, and the prayers will be Mid, and our fricuds will all return and we shall be lelt be hind in silence and darkness for the worm. And it may be for a short time we shall lie spoken of, but the things of life wftl creep in, and our names will be forgotten. Days will continue to move on, and laughter and song will be heard in the room in which we died; and the eye that mourned Ibr us will be dried and glisten with joy; even onr children will cease to think of ua, and will uot remember to lisp our names. Then shall we have liecomc, in the touch ing language of the Psalmist, “forgotten and gone out of mind.’ ’ Fidelity. Never forsake a friend. When enemies gather around, when sickness falls upon the heart, when the world is dark and cheer less, is the time to try true friend ship. The heart that has been touched with true gold will re double its efforts when the friend is sSd and in trouble. Adversity tries true friendship—They who run from the scenes of hypocrisy, and prove that interest only moves them. If you have a friend who loves yon, who has studied your interests and happiness, be sure to sustain hint in adversity. Let him l'oel that his former kind ness is appreciated, and that his love was not thrown away.—Real fidelity may be rare, but it exists in the heart Who has not seen , and felt its power? They who deny its worth and power have never loved a friend or never labored to make a friend happy. The good aud the* kind, the affec tionate and the virtuous, see and feel the heavenly principle. They would sacrifice wealth and all but honor to promote the happiness of others, and in return they 1 would be rewarded for their love by sympathizing hearts and doubled favors when they have 1 j been brought low by disease and 1 adversity. I “Q<xl bleu the honest laborer, The hoary son ot toil. The worker iu the clattering mill*. The delvor of the *oil.” > The true kings of a nation arc > its producers—its farm^p and : mechanics. Though rou£h, and r often uneducated, they bear upon i their houest brows the “roya at?' p and seal of God;” and theii ■ drops of sweat ate worthier “that i diamonds in a coronet.” Without , them, the pride and glory of. a na . tion would be gone. Nay, more e Blot out the farming interest, ant e at one fell blow you utterly destroy g i the national existence. Do awai with the mechanics, aud you de atroy cities, towns, railroads, fae ' tories, navigation, and the entir I commerce of the continent. Al * honor, then, to our noble work in; lf men! Wc never strike hand e with one without feeling that w touch the hand of a nation’s noble man. i- The old city of Troy had but on II j gate. Go round and round th n ' city, and you could find no othei sr So the atroug and beautiful city i c Heaven there ia but one gate, an t, no other. Do you know what i i- ia? Christ says, “I am the door. "r A week filled up with selfial e__ ness, and the Sabbath stuffed fu of religious exercises, will make good Pharisee, but a poor Chrii re tian. There are many persoi be who think Sunday ia a epoii( er with which to wipe out the sius i the week. j A Remarkable Incident. The first Mnnsonic funeral tbsl occurred in California took place in 1849. and was performed over a brother found drowned in the bay A San Francisco. An ac count of the ceremony states that on the body of the deceased was found a silver mark of a Mason, ' upon which were engraved Ihc ; initials of his name. A little futher investigation revealed tc> | the beholder the most singular : exhibition of Masonic emblems j that was ever drawn by the in genuty of man upon the human | skin. There is nothing in history j or tradition of Frecmasony equal ;toit beautifully dotted on his | left arm, in red and blue ink, j which time cowld not efface, ap | peared all the emblems <>f the cn tire apprcticeship. There was | tho Holy Bible, square and com 'pass, the twenty-four inch guage ! and common gravel. There were also tho Masonic pavement, rep resenting the first floor of King Solomon's temple, the indented teasel which surrounds it, and the blaziug star in the center. On ex ecuted in the same indelible liquid, were the emblems pertain ing to the Fellowcraft’s degree, viz: The square, the level, and Itllimll. TIlAfA WAFA Alan t.llA lire collumns representing the five orders of architecture: the Tuscan, Doric Ionic Corinthian and Composite. In*removing his body, the trowel presented itself with all the other tools of opera tive masonry. Over his head, was the pot of incense. On other parts of his body were the bee hive, the book of constitutions, guarded by the Tyler’s sword, pointing to a heart; the All-Sect ing Eye, the achor and ark, the hour-glass, the scythe, the forty seventh problem of Euclid, the sun moon, stars and comets; the three steps which are emblematic of youth, manhood and age. Armirably executed was the wetfp ing virgin, reclining on a broken column, upon which lay the book of constitutions. In her right hand she held the pot of incense, the Mansonic emblem of a pure heart, and in her left hand a sprig of acacia, the emblem of the im mortality of the soul. Immedi ately beneath her stood winged Time, with his scythe by his side, which cuts the brittle thread of life, and 'the hour-glass at his feet, which is ever reminding us that life is fading away. The withered and attenuated flngei-3 of the destroyer were placed amid the long flowing, ringlets of the disconsolate mourner. Thus were striking emblems of mortality and iraortality blended in one pictorial representation. It was a spectacle such as Masons nevet saw before, and in all probability such as the fraternity may never — _:.. mi . v. *1 1 **0 *■ UIVMIVI ' name was never kuown. Gratitude ia the memory of tin JUtart Those that ure bound for lieav I en must be wilting to swim again*' ^ the stream, and must not do n; most do, but as the best do.—Hen The smallest dew-drop on tin . meadow at night has a star sleep i ing ia its bosom, and the mos I insignificant passage of Scriptun p has in it a shining truth!—T. D< j Witt Talrange, a Grace is a glory militant, an< ' glory is a grace triumphant. grace is glory begun, glory is grao 8 made perfect; grace is the firs 6 degree of glory, glory is the high ■. est degree of grace.—Dyer. ^ When some die, all that can b said of them is, “They lived ii * splendid style, were driven ii splendid equipages and died leav i. tag to their heirs » splcudid foi II tune." a We yearn for our heavenl, »- home, for tho peace that is prom s ised us; we would fly to the raoun e tain tops, but we find the way u *f j ■* l'.V little, slow, toiling steps, on |after another. » ; Rules for the Preservation of Health. i Wash yourself now anil then. I Change your inner garments ! occasionally. J Chew your meat; eschew greasy i gravies. Don't chew your tobacco, t Drink as little as yon choose. Keep your temper. . Tempt your keeper. Avoid failing out about trifles. Fail out of windows as seldom as possible. ' If your constitution requires you to sleep during the sermon, sec that the sexton has an atirod uigbt-cap for you, and a hod of hot bricks to put uuder your feet Keep your mouth shut on dusty days. Never open your month in frosty weather. Close your mouth very, tight when the wind blows frdm the east. If your business compel* you to go out before breukfust, have some breakfast first V. If it is wet under foCt, house „ ■ , - your poor feet. Beware of the ices of hummer V. • and the snows of wiuter. „ Do not swallow too man/ tele grams. Keep out of tho street .when gold is falling. If the silver of advancing years • _ ' i_ . .1 w I. » _ a. .■» to WU JUMt Utttti U'/U « IV UU for paper. -^ , Failure in Btuiinem. It is the man who fails and then rises who is really’ greatin his way. Horace Grecly tried three or four lines of business before he founded the Tribune and made it I worth $1,000,000. •} t ■ j Patrick Henry failed, at every ! thing lie undertook until he made himself an ornament to Wa *** aud nation. ' 1 The man who never failed in business cannot possibly know whether he has any grit in him, or is worth a buttou. Stephen A. Douglas mada din ner tables, bedsteads and bureaus many u long year before he made himself a ‘giant’ on the floor of j Congress. ! The founder of the New York j Ilcrald kept on failing and sink : ing his money for ten years, and ' then made one of the best paying i newspapers on earth. General Grant learned to tan hides, but could not sell leather enough to purchase a pair of breeches. A dozen years ago he | was hauling wood to town at $40 | a month: and yet he is at the head ■ of a great nation. j Peter Cooper failed in tasking : huts, failed as a cabinet maker: but ns often ns lie failed he ‘tried and tried again,’ untii he could stand upon his feet alone, then crowned liis victory by giving $1,01)0,000 to help the poor boys in time to come. Abraham Lincoln failed toninke ; both ends meet by chopping wood; | failed to earn his salt iu the gal ley slave life of a Mississippi flat bon tin mi; lie had not wit °nough to run a grocery, yet he im.ic himself a grand character of the 18th century. The lesson for every young man is tliis: As long as you have health and power to do, if you fail at one thing try another, and a j third—a dozen even, The young i man who has the gift of contiau | mice is oue who will be able to I breast the angry waters of human » discouragement. Surely now every lady has a rigiit to wear a life preserver ou tier head if she pleases. A short ’ time ago the soprano of a Boston 1 church fell down a long flight of 1 stairs. Siie struck on her head, and her life was saved in - conse quence of a thick braid of false hair which she wore, f -<*> “We regret to notiesy’' says tho Brooklyn Argus, growing ani [> j mosity toward life instrraaco e among middle aged husband* i with young wivesj"