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BY E. P. WALTON & SON.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1853.
A'OL. XLVJ, NO. 45.. .WHOLE NO. 23S)8.
i
lUatcljinnn & SiatcSountnl.
rtuiMsnni) nvni'.v TiitmMiAv morninh.
TERM .-$l,51rihl(i iliiKH! S,Oi)irjfmeflt I. not
ini'loln adfanro, iiuetolt Iwnjj thitttl flom Hie ml of
lit. ytir.
nBifH ii a l"tofaEn.tlt0receivniuh.criptiona,ailertii
m.nt. ami cuiiwiunleaUolil, wntl ur know ledge payment fet
the lam..
llataialtaM, J. N. POMEROV,
t!ro..kfii'IJ, t. II. Hill Til-
1 ih.it, ". C. HIIOWN,
I,.,ill.,riMKLKS C. DANA,
1; mtf, i". ii. puiitt,
llfdoimik, EDVVAHII II. SAWYER.
JnhMm, ('. Y. M'QTT.
M.t.lifi.1.1, K. I). rlTTNAM,
M.t.rl.tilla, J. '. NOVUM,
MhI,i., jehhk JoiiNiON.ji.
,S i.llifltil.l. E. HMITII,
llrC, CAltl.O rAKPEXTr.lt,
rinniifii'i, a. t. iMNVRnrr.
rtouth llaxlwmh, I'. HIIIPMAN,
flcm, JOKPIt . RAYMOND,
ttririt.l, WILLIAM ItOLLt.VK,
Hnjlli Hlr.irnr.i UAMl'.L W. JUM).
Panln4f, A A HON N. KINO,
W.tt.(ll.l anil rar.Um.ORANUK SMITH,
W.i in, PHANKUN A. wttiuirr,
W.t.itmrt and DiiiIhiit, R. 0 g.MlTll.
Williaailown, IIAKlVl) PRIDB, "
Wo".ior, JONAH AWIOTT.
Poctrn.
The Cottage Door.
Bt T. K. ItlRtCT.
IIpw sweet t(i rest that ber field
1 ha humble and tfc poor,
t )tii () tha patriate) M the fteMl
linfnre hit cotifft door 1
"i H Uf It ii inglof .ath sky,
TTit swltw in the aie,
And Itire is boemiff . Mh t,
tUnenlh iti tmiMi letv.
The air amid kit fraerant Imwmi,
fuftpIiM HparflMtMt hUh,
A nH heerts are bounding 'mid! the 0owr,
Mure dear to him tnatt wealth ,
fcacr, like the tiiMJittti!tjM, plajt
Around hit humble em.
Ami happy niffUt and elteorfvl tttjra
I'l'idr aia Wwly lui.
An.l whan iha ilJxa BaUiaiktcR,
Hiit out iifHMi ihm gala,
'J ti fnthr bvwa hf livatl t toll
I c muiit of iti lair.
A ffihrr veretot taamt in All
i h Uir an4 aVwajr Mt,
i I evirv tnfaat tAofna n atil1,
I o r i ha word ol lod
' . '"PI J lieafU To it. m who atllle
vent whin tliey iv,
A uiohtl Ih DPIIi tha bllta
-ojktinuf luiliaejrp,
! trusting pa'riart h rT, to Mat
I ! 1 iImjt an tit ti r .m ,
S'j i ate of (I'ttia nM,'
1 ll tu:b 'petit bib iaca.'
Old Friends Together.
' imi ii tweet who raaca aatf
With tyring 'a awaat btoath around ttwrn,
A, id w.t tha i Mt vrban heajii at loalt
Ii ih'e wm lore ha toayl thaw ;
A u'l act tbe mi ad tkat atif) ea Hdl
Mr tit fUrlul eat bat,
li ui iti'Uf bt can bo to tweet to see
uJd trtemli met ffttba.
1 f aji ef oU, whoa jreeKh wa baW,
nd lime stole tn to apeod it
Aft w.mti neVr knew- hww fast lima (lew.
Or kit.. iii, did out heed il!
1 tc ujh ia aeh bmw that meett o now,
I ur af L 1 1 age w iBtry weather
l nought eta be iwtt to tee
At tlitMo oUl friend i tofethvr.
'I Ii- few loog haowo. wbom )ean haeo shown
W'nh hearta tbat fnendslnp bUsses,
A h!il to rheof, parrhancc a Uai
To sooth a fr lead's dioiresies ,
Wi.o beljmd aitd tried, still side Sj sidr,
A frtenJ to fare hard wealbrr .
Oh ' thus uiay we et Joy to tee
nI mart uld friend ttetber.
iUisrcllancous. '
The Last Stroke of Fortune. ,
Twenty )oars ago, an old liouso was itill
ttaiiding in Cologne, wlucli showed to the '
street a frontage of fue small windows, hi
was the house in v Inch the first painter of
the Finnish school, the immortal Rubens,
was burn, A. I). 1577. Sixty years Inter!
than ilns date, tho ground floor was occu
pied by two old people, a shoemaker and his '
"ile. Tln upper tlory, which was usually
lit tu lodgers, was empty at the time we ,
write of. Two, however, occupied the gar
ret The evening was cold and wet, and !
the shoemaker and his wife were sitting to-'
gether in the room below.
' You had better go up stairs again,' slid ,
he man to his wife, 'and sec how the poor ,
i.ily is. The old gentleman went out early, 1
ami lus not been in since. Has she not!
taken any thing 1' I
It is only half an hour since I was up!
Hairs, and he had not come in. I took her
' me broth up at noon, but she hardly (
lunched it, and 1 was up again at three ; 1
he was asleep then, and at five she said she i
'honld not want any thing more.'
Toorlady! This time of year ; and1
neither firo nor warm clothos, and not even (
decent bed to lie on j and yet I am suro
8he is some body or other. Have you no-'
iced the respect with which the old gentle-j
Wan treats her?'
'If she wants any thing it is her own
fdult. That ring she wears on her finger I
would get her the best of every thing.'
Then came a knock at the dour, and tho
woman admitted the old man they had just j
'puken of, whose grizzlebeard fell down
upon Ins tarnished velvet coat. The host
s sadly wanted to have a little gossip with j
him, hut he passed by, and, bidding them a
'hurt' Good night,' groped his way up the1
,cen and crooked staircase. On eiiterintr !
th fli.....k. .. I C l.ln . tiwiiilrnfl I
the causo of his long absence
'I could not help it,' he said. I had
oeen copying manuscript, and as I was on
roy way here a servant met me, who was to I
'cii mo to raise the horoscope or two In
dies who were passing through ; they were
Udies who I have known before. J thought
I could get a little money to pay for some
simples which might bo of service to you.'
' 1 am cold.'
it is feer cold. I will make you some
thing which you must take directly.'
The flame of a small tin lamp sufficed to
"eat some water, and the patient, having
taken what the old man had provided, was
"'gently covered up by him with all the
clothes and articles of dress he could find,
le stood by her motionless until he per
ceived that she was fast asleep, and indeed
long after ; he then retired into a small
C ,?,cl' ani sught repose on tho hard floor,
I'he next morning the lady was so much
be',er that her attendant proposed she should
endeavor to leave the liouso for a moment
? two, and he succeeded in getting her
wth as far as the 1'lacc St. Cecilia, It was
cldoin that she left tho house, for, notwith.
standing the meanness of her dress, there
whs that in her carrinqo which rendered il
difficult to avoid unpleasant observation.
' Do you see that person yonder ?' she
said suddenly. ' If 1 am not much mis
taken, it is certainly tho Duko of Guise.'
The 'stranger's attention had also Jieen
attracted, and he had now approached them.
'I'lirUrn ." said he, 'why that is Alas
cali. What, ate you married V
' Ho does not know mo,' sighed tho lady.
' I must indeed be altered.'
iMasoali had, however, whispered a sin
gle word in the Duko's ear, and he started
as if struck by a thunderbolt ; but instant
ly recovering himself, he hastily uncovered,
and bowed nearly to tho ground.
'I beg your pardon,' he said; 'but my
eyes arc grown so weak, and I could so lit
tle expect to hato the honor of mocuiir I
your' ' "
' For the love of God,' interrupted the '
lauy, nastiy, name mo not here. A title j
would too strangely contrast with my pres
ent circumstances. Havo you been long in
Cologne ?' j
' Throo days. I am on my way from It-,
aly. 1 took refuge there when our common
enemy drove ine forth, and confiscated all
my earthly goods. I am going to Urussols.' I
' And what are your adiices from France?
Is tho helm still in the hands of that wretch
ed Crtitiir?'
' Ho is in tho zenith of his power.'
' SeO, my lord duke, your fortunes and
my own arc much alike. You, the son of
a mill who, had he not loo much despised
dancer, micht well have set tho crown on
his own head, and I, once the Queen of the '
mightiest nation in the universe; and now'
botli ol us alike. Hut adieu,' she said sud
denly, and, drawing herself up, ' the sight
of you, my lord duke, has refreshidmc
much, and I pray that fortune once more
may smile upon your steps.'
' Permit me to attend your majesty to '
A slight color tinged the lady's features,
as the answered, with a gently commanding
tone
' Leave us, my lord duke, it is our pleas
ure.' Guise bowed low, and, taking the lady's
hand, he pressed it reverently to his lips.
At the corner of the struct he met some one,
to whom ha pointed out the old lady, and
hastened away.
I ho next morning a knock at the door !
announced a person inquiring for .Monsieur
AUicali; she had a small packet for him, ;
and also a billet. Inside this was distinctly J
written :
' Two hundred louis d'ors constitute tho
whole of my present fortune; one hundred
I send for vour use.
'GUISE.'
And the packet contained a hundred
louis d'ors.
Tho sum thus obtained sufficed to sup
ply the wants of the pair two long years.
lint the last louis had been changed, and
the lady and her companion wero still with
out friendly succour. The shoemaker and
Ins wife had undertaken a journey to Aix
la Chapelle, to take up some small legacy.
It was the Kith of Febuary, I01. A low
sound of moaning might have been beard
issuing from the garret; a withered female
form, more like a skeleton than a thing of
flesh and blood, was lying on a wretched
bed of straw, in the agonies of death. The
moans grew more and more indistinct ; a
flight raiding in the throat was at lengih
the only audible sound, and this also ceai-ed.
An hour later an old man, dressed in rags
and (alters, entered the chamber. One only
word had ocaped his lips as he tumbled up
the falling staircase " Nothing ! nothing !"
Ho drew near the bed listlessly, but in a
moment he siezedjan arm of thocorpno with
an almost com ulsivo motion and letting it
suddonly fall, he cried :
" Dead, dead, of hunger, cold, and star
vation !"
And this lady was Mary of .Medicis, wife
of Henry IV., Ciuecn Kogoni of France,
mother uf Louis X1IL, of Isabella, Queen of
Spam, of Henrietta, Queen of England, of
Christina, duchess of Savoy, of Gaslon,
Duke of Orleans dead of hunger, cold, and
misery; and yet Louis XIII., the cowardly
tool of Richelieu, his mother's murderer, is
still called " the Just."
Influence of Example.
In a certain illagu in Switzerland, some
years ago, there wero heavy complaints a
inong all those who possessed trees that no
fruit was safe; that tho children plundered
it perpetually before it come tu maturity;
and not only that, but thai llie green sapling
had no security against them. Another se
rious complHint was tho barbarity of the
children towards all living crep.tures in their
power. The clergjinan, teacher and elders
often laid their heads together, to lind'sqjne
remedy fur this inhuman spirit, by which
every child in the place was more or less
affected. They could not conceive why
such sport should prevail, especially in thit
village ; but could find neither causo nor
remedy ; all exhortations or punishments
were in vain. The clergyman of the vil
lage was changed; and the minister w as ii
great friend tu schools. His first walk was
lo tho school house. The vice of his schol
ars had been made known to him, and the
failure of all the preventive measures hilh
crfo applied. Hut determining within him
self lo watch the whole course of proceed
ings in school, ho soon perceived ihat the
teacher had a habit, and acquired a singu
lar dovterily in it, of knocking down and
killiii" Hies with his cane, to the cud of
which he had fastened a piece of leather.
Tho windows wero all on one side, and be
ing exposed lo the morning sun of summer,
thev were continually full of flies. The
teacher's path lay along them in front of his
ncholars ; and w lule talking lo the latter, he
struck down tho flics as they showed them
selves at the window. This maneuver a
mused the children infinitely more than his
instructions did, and they followed his ex
ample. They were incessantly on the
watch for flies that buzzed about the room,
caught them in their hands, and showed as
great dexterity in their kind of chase us
their teacher in Ins. Hut their amusement
did not end hero ; they had learned to play
with their captives, treat them with detest
ble cruelty, and seemed to find a wicked
delight in observing the shivering victims.
On observing these curious and far from
pleasing peculiarities of tho school, the in
telligent and humane clergyman easily ac-
counted for the Fpirit of dcstriictivcncsr a-
niOUf? ttu! chllltrnil : ami hi fipt lnn tvad
to induco the teacher to tako tho leather
Irom the end onus cane; and next, to turn
tho desks so that the boys sat with their
backs lo the windows, and thn ledrlipr'n
path lay on tho other side of tho room.
Then the minister went frequently into tho
school, and examined so severely that both
toachcr and scholars hail tnnrn In iln than
to give their attention in the flics. As this
was not yet entirely satisfactory in lis re
sults, the minister took advantage of the hot
summer weather, to have instruction given
only in the afternoon, when the school was
. r M . ..
noi so iuii oi mes, anu llius lie gradually
banished the insects from tho thoughts of
the teacher and children. Hut he knew it
was of little avail solely to null the weed out
of the young mind. He obtained an unoc
cupied piece of land fit for plantingund,
not far from the school, laid out a scKbol'
garden. 1
I his pleased the teacher, and the chil
dren willingly took part it) the task, for
they hail seen and learned lo like their now
minister, who came and worked amongst
them. The garden was surrounded by a
hedge planted with trees and shrubs, and
each child had a trco or shrub given tohitn
to lake care of. A nursery was soon laid
out, and provision made for plenty of larg
er gardens and orchards in the village.
And behold I tho spirit of dostructiveness
among the children soon passed away ; and
every man's fruit and garden became safe,
the youths even begging their parents that
trees might be planted in tho fields for them
i to take care of. The uw Kmrit u-ns mm.
inunicatcd from children to tiarenia. till ii
spread throughout the entire village ; every
lamuy nan in pretty little garden ; an emu
lation in cultivating flowers sprang into
exiftencc; idle and bad habits disappeared;
and gradually the whole village was a scene
of moral as well as physical beauty.
This incident, the truth of which can be
vouched fur, has been communicated to us
by a l.n!y of rank who happens to be ac
iptnniled with the circumstances, and has
thought that their publicity may be adiauta
geous. We have no doubt of the fact, that
tho practice of amateur gardening is never
associated with evil, but is alvvaws a token
of advanced tastes and correct habits. We
would lurlher say, let every school, so far
as it can be conicniRiillv dnnp lin h
garden, not only for purposes of amusement,
nui as an important engine ot education.
Chambers' Journal.
A Wonderful Comet.
There is a comet that requires G7U years
10 make its revolution around tho sun.
The first account of its appearance on rec
ord, is I7(i7 years before Christ. Some
who lived then thought it the plauet Venus
changing its appearance and course. It
was seen tho second time 1 11(3 years before
Christ. Again, .111 1J. C, This was tho
year after Julius Caisar, the Roman Dicta
tor, was killed in the Senate. Some, in
those dark ages, thought it conveyed tho
soul of Ciusar to Paradise, others that it
portended the glory of the ruler that should
succeed the Dictator. It was seen without
doubt tho fifth time A. D. .":!(). Il was
tho fifth year of tho reign of tho Roman Em
peror Justinian. The account is that n
Comet was seen twenty seven days in tho
month of September, and that for some time
after the sun appeared pale. It was duo
again in 1 105, and early in tho following
year one was seen. Its last appearance was
10?0. An account of in remarkable ap
pearance, with its velocity, heat, ecc. is
given by Newton and others.
This comet has been gone near 171 ) oars.
11 will be due here again in the year '2UG.
Tho idea of a coirrt going off and slaying
so long a time is a great one. It gives us
an idea of the greatness of the Creator's
works, and of the mighty operations of his
hand. Where does this fiery body go, and
w hat part of the universe docs it visit I
It has been stated that the comet was
seen 1 7(57 years II. C. It must have ap
peared ata years before that, which would
have been 2:112 II. C. which was six yoars
after tho flood in the days of Noah. Its
picvinus visit to our system must havo been
2917 IJ. C. Then before that, according
to our Chronology, was tho Creation. This
lacks 02 years of the lime requisite fur the
comet to make a complete revolution. So
at the Creation, it might have been placed
at a distance from the sun equal to what it
would have moved in sixty three-years. It
probably is now making its eleventh revo
lution in its orbit. 1 he cteation is worthy
of its Divine Author.
The Jews.
The new Chancellor of tho (English) Ex
chequer, Disraeli "tho wondrous boy
who wrote Alroy" in his recent life of
Lord George llcntinck, has many interest
ing statements and speculations as to the
" children of Israel," of whom hois one.
In one place he remarks that "the allegation
that the dupcrsioii of the Jewish race is a
pcnulty incurred for the commission of a
crimo the crucifiction of Jesus Christ is
neither historically true, nor dogmatically
sound. Il is not historically true, because
the Jews were as much dispersed through
out tho world at tho advent of our Lord as
they aro at tho present lime, and had been
so for many cpnturies before."
Again he says: "The Jews after all the
havoc and persecution they have experienc
ed, are probably more numerous al this
date, than they were during the reign of
Solomon tho wise; aro found in all lauds,
and, unfortunately, prosper in most. All
which proves that it is vain for man lo at
tempt to ballle the inexorable laws of nature,
winch has decreed thai a superior race shall
never be destroyed or absorbed by an infe
rior." Again: "If the reader throws his eyo
over the Provisional Government of Germa
ny, of Italy, and even of France, formed in
IfcUeS, ho will recognize, everywhere, the
Jewish element. Alazzani, who accom
plished thu insurrection, is a Jew, who
professes the whole of the Jewish religion
and believes in Calvary as well as Sinai, He
is what the Lombards call a converted Jew.
Frederick Gentz, Secretary of tho Congress
of Vienna, was a child of Israel. Several
millions of the Jewish rajo persist in be
lieving a part only of their religion. There
is one fact which none can conte'st. Chris
tians may couttnue to persecute Jews, and
Jew s may persist in disbelieving Christians,
but who can deny that Jesus of Nazareth,
tho Incarnate son of tho Most High God,
is tho eternal glory of tho Jewish racol
" The European nations are indebted to
the Jews for much that regulates, much
that charms, and much that solaces exis
tence. Tho toiling multitude rest every
seventh day by virtue of a Jewish law; thoy
are perpetually reading, for their example,
the records of Jowish history, and singing
the odes and elegies of Jewish poets; and
they daily acknowledge on their knees, with
reverent gratitude, that tho medium of
communication between the Creator and
themselves is the Jewish race. Yet they
treat that race as the vilest of generations ;
and, instead of logically looking upon tliem
as the human family tbat has contributed
most to human happiness, they extend to
them every term of obloquy and every form
of persecution."
The Sufferings of Poverty.
A French provincial paper, the Imltpcn
dent r!c la Moselle, contains the following
narrative, tho authenticity of which it says
is guaranteed :
,, . ..... , . . .
iii a nil i; uiHU til iiiir iinri.irirnpm '
there lived last year a poor family of work
people. 1 he fathtr died. A martyr to la-
tior, no overtasked his strength ; fatigue
killed him at thu age of 32 I For all per
sons sickness is n frightful thing, but for
tho workman it is the worst visitation that
can befall him ; for, having only bis labor
to live by, Ins icsoiirces are stopped. To
feed his wilo and children ho sells in a few
months tho proceeds often or twenty years'
labor, and when death arrives ho loaves
them without an asylum and without bread.
Such was tho fate of the poor family of
which we speak. When the father died the
chamber was cold and void. Except the
wooden crucifix suspended lo the wall, near
ly nil the furniture had disappeared. The
mother, however, did nut lose courage, and
to find food for her children worked day
and night. Alas lor the nohlo hearted wo
man ! she was not more fortunate than her
husband ! At tho end of a few weeks she
fell dangerously ill. One morning in the
month of March last a female neighbor
went to her house to render somo little ser
vices required by her position. Sho found
her dead. Day was just beginning to broak,
and she saw two children slumboring in
their cradle. Poor children ! they knew
not tho misfortune which had befallen them.
.a litit.il. In ..... 1...
plunged in reflection; she was wondering
how ho would receive the poor children of
the widow, and if the idea of allow ing them
to partake of tho sacred bread of his own
children would not terrify him. ' Wife,'
said he, embracing her, ' w hy are you sad ?
Has anything happened ?' ' No, nothing
disturbs my happiness or yours; what af
fects me is the misfortune of another.'
' And what is that misfortune ! Explain.'
' Well, our neighbor died in the night.' In
so saying she felt her fears increased, and
looked towards the bed in which tho chil
dren were, hidden by the curtain. 'Dead !'
said the man. 'Ah! I do not complain ;
it must be a lucky thing for her. hut her
..urn.,!,, nuutmiK I,) uiu siuc polite. " lou don't mean to say riorce is a
of tho corpso, quietly closed the oyesand coward" was an indignant interrogatory to
covered tho luce. Meanwhile the children tho whi"
awoke, but sho, tenderly kissing thoin, tuld ' Noir-cc I" was the prompt response
them to sleep again. After a little rcflec-' a j mean to say is, that he fainted and
turn sho said to herself, ' 1 will take charge Rt sick just at the wrong time just before
of tho poor things, and God will do the rest.' tl0 fighting como on,; and got well devil
1 Ills woman wna a mother and as poor as iuii iiuick, Uo mumool tho ughling was
the widow. Her husband, a laborious and ,IC ; am j ,can to say, that tho fainting
and intelligent man, was Mb f'carn a i huiihoRS was monopolised and old Scoit got
small sum during the lino season, hut in chance at the (.peculation. A man has'
winter he had only petty and uncertain wa- right to get sick ; I have been sick myself,
ges to maintain Ins family. At tho hour of )llt i a,vaj.a got uc j,, limo ,0 rt,por, niJ..
dinner bo went home. His wife was ifat the dm l.. nfficp. ami undid Gnu.
children I Without doubt they will not die will not fail to celebrate tho lOih Scptom
cither of cold or hunger; the hospital is her, on which day (as ho believes) Gen.
there to receive them. Nevertheless fur ' Picrco resigned and relumed homo. Crcs
them to begin life without any one lo love rent Cilu.
tliem is a sad tlnii''. vvo must love them
ns their mother did. Ah ! a thought.
Hitherto I lime, been nblo. to five bread lo
all, to our three children and to you. Well! jury gives, but soft words .issiingc it, for
let us hope that I shall be happy enough tol8lvc,,M8 curos ,l'a,i'1 forgetting lakes away
be ablo to give bread to six I Let us adopt ! ''IC
these children, ami let us be so affectionate I
to them as to cause them to forget the death, Gl)a), oompllnv nml fi0od col,msalion
of their mother. hat say you ? Speak ar(J ,ie of'virlU0i
your silence disquiets me. Do you con-1
scut? Ah I yes, you consent, for you kiss, "
me. Well, go and seek them !' ' Thcro ' Goon Advice. Why do you begin to
they are,' cried the woman drawing the do good so fur oil" this is n rolling error,
curtain. Poor people ! humble Christians I Rogin nt the contrc nnd roll outward.
Wo will not reveal your name. Your mod- If you do lovo your wife, do not prulond
csty would bo alarmed at tho publicity giv-
cn to this heroic act, which seems so natur
al to you. Your rccompcnie, besides, is
not in this world. God, who inspires to
much charity, can alone recompense il
properly."
A Curious Development.
Wc noticed n few days since, that a vio-1 scrvan,or 8I1J)0r1or. ' Account the mat.
lent scene had been presented nt a demo., ' 1 , , ,
cralic meeting in Cincinnati. It now ap-iy0." ?,cct ' man you ,,lc
pears that it was no ordinary riot, but re- Givoliitn such things as you have. How
suited in making to the public one of the' can I make him or her happier ? Tins
most curious of tho political revelations with is the question. If a dollar will do il,
which it has recently been favored. give the dollar. If advice will do it,
Messrs. Geo; Fries, J. W. Smith. N. A. i-ivundvico. If chastisement will do it.
Unit, R. K. Cox, John Howard, Timothy
C. Day, Samuel Froome, Samuel W. Cor
win, Wm. Miller, David Wluto, Thomas
Sherlock, eleven of the most prominent
democrats of tho city of Cincinnati and the
county of Hamilton (Ohm) publish a card,
in which they announce that they havo been
mado acquainted with the cxistciico ofn
secret political organization in that county.
They " charge that this society has contin
ued in u.xislenco up to this lime, unless its
members have all been frightened away with
in tho past week-that its meetings arc in
secret, its members regularly initiated and
bound by an obligation to keep secret tu
acts and existence ; that, though tho pre
amble to its constitution very modestly
claims that its object is lo ' purify tho dem
ocratic party,' the solo aim of getters-up and
managers is, and has been, lo control the
nominations of the party by tho secret as
aistencc of two hundred members, repre
senting tho wards and townships of the
county, who arc understood to be bound to
use all their endeavors to secure the success
of the ticket nominated by the society, when
the County Convention shall meet." They
challenge any denial of theso grave charges.
Tho Louisville Journal says that the editor
of thu Cinctuiiati Enquirer (a prominent
democratic organ) not only ndtnitB the rx
istencc of this society, but also, that he is,
himself, a member of it, and that it 1ms been
in existence for many years. It is also al
lodged that it has branches all over the State
of Ohio.
It was for attempting to speak in pulilii
against tho existence of such secret socie
ties mid their despotic rulo over the rank
and file of the party, that Mr Rccinrlin was
mobbed.
Well, wo ccrtninly must say, that in pull,
ing up somo of their rotten flooring, there
was discovered a rather singular and oxteu
sivo nest of rats upon the prcmisos of llic
democrats of Hamilton. Wc .should judgu
that a secret society, two hundred strong,
and all bound by oath to turn out and work
together in controlling the democratic party
of Hamilton county, with the mass of the
apathetic quietly at home, should bo rather
sure of its end. We always thought there
was something queer in (Tic management of
the democratic machinery in that section,
and marveled greatly how the editor of the
Enquirer ever was Humiliated for Congress.
" The murder is out now," and it certain-
. ly must give a very amusing and puzzling
, casl to the physiognomies or the humbugged
(democracy thereabouts. If this secret or-
ionization really extends throughout the
State, wc should think the domucrotic out
sHcrs mint have to Toast on a far-off vision
of official loaves and fishes. We doubt very
much if there aro scats for them, even at
" tho second table."
Tho democratic party is unfortunate in
these urittcrs. In Now York, the Tam
many Society, Alike Walsh's Subterra
neans, Ryndcr's Club, or thu Aristocratic
Regency at Albany, hae generally kept
the wires in their own hands. In St Louis,
a Henry Iloersleiu (a compendium of hII
posaible ultraisms) seems to hold its destiny
in hands: and a short time since rather cool
lv informed it, that the organization of a
German Republican Democratic Associa
tion was necessary lo ktep it and thn count
ry from " going to the dogs." Now comes
the revelation of this Ohio Secret Associa
tion, and its private arrangements lor " liv
ing matters." What next ! Wc shall not
innrvel nt anv new discovery. Crescent
City.
RvriiBii Too Polite. Muob amused
yesterday at a conversation wo overboard in
a popular restaurant. There wero three,
ouo whig and two democrats, at n table.
The whig was no of tho politest men wo
ever oncouiitered, wo should say, rather to
... ......
Pierce!"
The apology of thu whig manifestly a
steamboat ntlicer, was deemed insufficient,
notwithstanding Ins oxcossivo politeness.
A Query. A whig friend says that in
asmuch as, all over the country, the whigs
arc celebrating anniversaries made memora
ble by the achievements ol Gen. Scott, he
wishes us to learn what day, made memora
ble by the deeds of Gcu. Pierce, our demo
cratic friends propose celebrating. Ilo
waggishly remarks that, as they failed to
celebrated the lOih August on which day
ho received a sot ore injury ho hopes they
Hasty words rankle tho wound which in
,0 sl)c, ovo for t)0 pcoc 0f th.o anti-
nodes. If you let sonic funiily grudge,
sonic pcccndillo, somo undesirable ges
ture, sour your visage towards a sister or
daughter, pray ceaso to preach honofi
jccnccon a largo scale Begin not nt
I tho next door, but within your own door
' v.Itl, i.fiiir tm'mlilinr ivliftlhnr rnhilivf.
.:.. chastisement. If u look, a smile, u
warm pressure of the hand, or n tear,
give it. Hut never forget that tho hap
piness of our world is a mountain of gol
den sands, mid that it is your pari to
casl some tributary atom every mo
ment. Co.NVEltSATION OK VOUNH L A II I US. A
Golden Rule for a young lady is, to con
verse always with her lemalu friends as
if a gentlemen were ol tho party ; and
with young men as if her female com
panions weru present.
Rapid Ghowtm. Tho Massachusetts
Ploughman gives tha measurement of
fourappfc trees set live years tigo, when
three years Irotn the hud. The soil was
of quite moderate fertility. Their pre
sent circumference, one loot from the
ground, is fifteen inches cuch. This
rapid growth is owing lo careful trans,
planting, mulching with strawy manure
and peat, washing tho stems with potash
.ley, und keeping the ground in good tillage.
French Merino Buck, King of Ter
rors. The above is a fac smiilo of the Frcn ch
Alerino lliirlt, imported and owned by that
indefatigable farmer and extensivo sheep
Education op Farm Hit's Sons. What
can be dono with present means? This
jqupstion is well answered by Samuel W.
.Johnson, Cortland, Co. N. Y. in the Albany
J Cultivator.
" Whilo much has been said, both wisely
jantl unwisely, concerning the establishment
of great Agricultural Schools; and whilo
all attempts towards their endowment by
Mate funds. ll.HO SKrnnllv frillml iu it lint
I 0-.....j - - j j J .... t.t.t. tllllUl
well lo consider what can bu accomplished praiso than I can bostow upon it, bull can
with existing means! Thu establishment . say that such is its admirable simplicity of
of Agrictillur.il Colleges, is certainly, on 'style, and so logical is its arrangement, that
i all accounts, desirable; and it is to be hop- in the course of some considerable experi
Jed that the friends ol agriculture will rally dice as n teacher I have never used so sat
upon their next legislatures, in full furce, isfactory a text book on any subject,
land carry their measures in Now-York and Any pupil who can master English gram
j ALissachusetls, at least. Hut wo have al- mar, is capable of studying it to advantage,
ready tho means with which to work a vast Il is a natural proceeding to pass from the
change, and one scarcely loss great, than 1 common school to the Acaiikmv, and hero
any contemplated institution could perform, should be furnished all the facilities for
Oun Common Schools are tho starting equipping tho toachcr. It is gratifying to
point. Here let tho ell'orts of the friends of know that several of our academics aro du
rational husbandry commence. Arc there ing their duty in this respect. Let the
nut enough readers of the Cultivator, ar.d friends of agriculture encourago them, and
kindred publications, in one-half tho school put others in the right way.
districts of this state, to discuss the subject
of agricultural education, in tho school
meetings 1 Let care be taken that trustees
aim supcriiueiiuoiiis oi ino common schools, Ctl 10 menu llioir ICI1CCS 111 tllC ipnng,
bo instructed to secure and encourage teach- j till after planting, and allowed their cat
ers, who will instruct in scientific agricul-jtlo and other stock to ramblo about, till
lure. I they Imd no control over theinr which
Let our Coiintv Air. s.,ni.,iiM n. I "ine times out of ten will make llicm un-
services ol some coinplent person to attend
teacher's institutes ami communicate in-'
struclions and cut I usiasm tu teachers, so as
to fit them more perlectly to teach farmer's '
Sons.
Let them also offer premiums to teachers,
and classes, who shall teach and learn the
most, and the host of this subject.
I should like to see such an announce -
incut as the following from the Lewis Co. Ag.
Society :
j " For the encouragement of tho study of
Agriculture in our common schools, thoso
j cicty offers the follow iug promiums to teach-
ers and scholars, to be awarded at the coun
i ty fair, Sept. 1S-.V.I.
1st. premium. To each member of the
! clase, not to exceed 10 in number, that cvin
j ces the host knowledge of Prof. Norton's
' Elements of Scientific Agriculture, a copy
I of Johnston's Lectures on Ag. Chemistry
. nml Geology. To tho teacher, Stephen's
Fanner's Guido. 2d premium. To each
, member of the second best class not exceed
t ing tun, Thomas' Fruit Culturisl. To the
, teacher, Colman's European Agriculture.
Cl.i-ses to be examined by their teachers.
' before a questioning and a judging com u i i I -,
leo, consisting of 1). P. Alayhew, A. AL,
principal of Lowvillo Academy, Hon. Fran
cis Sogar, and Rev. Calvin Yale, town sup
! eriutoudeiii of Alartiusburgh."
I Would that the quotation marks, that en
close the above paragraph, were warranted!
' Would not such premiums givo impulse to
the study of agriculture I Would not as
much interest bo excited in such an exhi
bition, us in that of farm products, or of
plowing matches I
I cannot for boar here remarking, that the
substitution of usoful books, or farm ami
horticultural implements, for money premi
ums, would accomplish vast good in raising
the lone of agricultural practice. Thero is
no reason whv farmers slfould not have inon-
oy from other sources, and every reason why
thoy should have good books, from such a
course embodying the experience of many
with reference to their pursuits, and which
instead ofbeing mcrgod into thu general cur
rency, shall always bo before a man as an
evidence and remembrancer of merit.
What county society will first pronounce
those suggestions good, and act upon tliem ?
Teachers, who love your professions, and
have zeal to honor it, a word to you.
hi " tho rural districts" niiiu-touths ul
the children you iiia.tr il ct aro farmer's sous
and daughters, full of robust health, blush
ing you with beaming brighl eyes, and
the joyous music of happy voices. Do you
desire lhat they, full of innocence audi
strength, should grow up lo tho noble in
heritance of" a sound mind m a sound body"
that they should honor the art that is (he
earliest and best? lie not content to let
them pass into, life either the life of the
farmer, or that of a profession without
owner, S. W Jkwett, Wcybridge Vl. Il
is a fine animal, and his stock well worthy
the consideration of the farmers of Vermont,
especially the wool growers of Washington
County. Mr. Jowctt's Post Oflico address is
.Middlcbtiry Vermont.
knowing the beautiful truths, which the far
mer ought to know, because ho is a farmer;
and which the young man aspiring to a pro
fession ought to know, that ho may intelli
gently settle upon his course of life.
Two years ago, oxcuso might bo urged
that wo had no suitable to.xt book. Rut now,
Prof. Norton's admirable. " Elements of Sci
entific Agriculture," leave no place for that
. oliinr.tinn 'I'ltia limit.' I... mot .. '.tl, I, .!,..
Things I have Seen.
1. I have seen farmers, who ncglcct-
ruly.
U. I have scon farmers pasture their
swine in tho highway, without n yoke or
ring in their nose, greatly annoying their
neighbors, by turning up tho turf before
.tlioir flivnlhiuis. rnfiflv fn rtriliii llio ttnnr-
' yard or garden whenever there is a bar
down, or a gate open, or a holo in the
( fence, forgetting the golden rule, " what-
. uvor ye would that men should do to
you, do ye even so unlo llicm.
U. I have seen farmers let their best
laud grow up lo briars and weeds, and
remain from year to year encumbered
with nil manner of trash, thus fulfilling
the proverb, " I went by the field of the
slothful and the wneyartl of the man void
of understanding, and lo, it was all
grown over with thorns, und nettles had
covered llic lace thereof, and the stone
wull thereof was broken down."
1. I havo seen farmers who had a tol
erable theory of farming in their heads,
but not the (irjt principle in practice, nnd
were like the Scribes and I'harisics, '' for
they say and do not."
5. I have seen farmers who thought
it wicked lo cultivate n lino garden,
shrubbery, ornamental trees, (lowers, or
anything to muku their homes pleaseut
and inviting, not discerning the hand of
the Creator in all the works of nature
but who esteemed it no sin to stiller their
children to grow up in idleness, roving
about with no taste for anything pertain
ing to home.
(i. I have seen farmers who let their
tools remain in the field in nil weathers,
and during the winter, saving a gtcat deal
of time in not carrying tliem to and from
their store houses, it is true, but orgett
ing the old maxim "a penny saved is as
good as two pence earned."
7. I have seen furmcrs who knew en
ough of farming without reading tho
Cultivator, nnd could not afford lo tako
il, but who wero uble to pay for u novel,
or some trash paper of the day.
8. I Imvo seen farmers, who wero very
officious iu their neighbors business, and
strange ns it may seem, neglected their
own. Geo. Caugii.i,. Berkshire,
Ar. Y.
To make a House follow you.- You
may inuke a horse follow you in ten
miutos. Go to the horse, rub his face,
jaw, and chin, loading him about, saying
lo him, "Como along;" a constant tone
is necessary. JJy taking him away from
other persons and horses, repeat the rub
bing, leading and Mopping, sometimes
turn him around nil wttys, mid keep his
utieulioii by saying, 11 Como along."
Willi some horses it is important to whis
per lo them, as it hides the secret nnd
gentles the horse; you may uso any
word you please, but be constant in
your tone of voice. 1 ho same will causo
all horses to follow.
Mulching young fruit trees is ono of
the best operations for this country, but
tho litter must bo removed early in au
tumn, or the mice will play havoc.

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