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A BWS AND BUSINESS PAPER-DEVOTED TO FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS, MORALS, TEMPERANCE, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE, AND THE BEST INTERESTS OP SOCIETY. BROOKVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1856. yoL hiv--.no. 41 WHOLE NUMBER 1240. Jrtb$rml Carte. T & 14m ..,- V I C I A A) FyP J, ONO .Mt.lfK'. IT' An ! tin ir-t. Hr..ill MI . lf.t gtMl KZLLSTY, ATTOK 1 K V AT I.SW H tH lit.il rVai.ia Ott i r , aaa ' B'tlTiuri M.obla-. Mr.. k. Ilia. In. I Uka tnwill(m-u I IUoOj, Sa3B& -4TTOM5BT COUBBBL Urne, Ho. 7, M.iU' OMAS J. WbTTB.- " PUBLIC lb. la.. H JK".iUoH anU aMHaAa.lto,ali4 ltU.au aUrultiHUw akaoalaU;iaul ul orVlt;--a4oor auU of lit Tyntrllor t m JJTltM Vlut, le .ill r flf at Ma hf4 bihJ dru.a... llw, U ArBlll0SiOMLM Afiro R M Ü Y AT LAW .mmsixii, 4. rria, ia UM uii Cwuly VaSsa afaihBaaja, MM faMia "sur 43 'j3 MBBOE. BT . t10W, IT MM ay USB Btarj at tart! to taasartag, 14 lwn bagao to bad. 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I ansa Ltlta avairaaart. aft MMbS 4 B&sltf Bad aMaMry Mia tea vaeaacT, -aettaw wBl aaver ntara 1 sn stala ay rooaiaad wrtss, Taa laae aad waarj aoera, 4aW svtaa taa lUUa maid agsls I I ana aaj taa m lido flowara; Aa l ail, bar aitb taa loyt baalde ByJda,l.aaatplaI: lad Ssea I lara aad look for bar, istey. flklataat aoand; Baa at aat bo aUylag blda aad aaak 7 lalady aeoki araaad, BBM oaaaf aad elimb my chair aaio, AU rf mj aboaldar o'ar, Jaaar a atiBad laaaa bat ao, BaaaoaaWB)faaT ajora tfaMadaayaalaralcat, IfatayldalHkiw, , Bdlbraabaaoat to bad; I ttaabor, f ft weal. a bar bead, violate at bor faatt THE WIDOW, A19 HI MTOHTBB. f JUki to yom atrip yoarself of com fort foe the take of adding to this rich aBSMssfcaat'e galas?'' sheet. "It say seem a light, thing to yottftU tba thottgbi that 1 am slowly adf awely "ipiog every stain from my h unsaid' honor, ia my greatest earth ly cosjsfort. Mr. Miner is his last orWitaw, aad, God willing, every cent alatrftspald.'' Hie coarser relative responded wi th an emphatic "fiddlestick,'-' and angri ly a&Wareaeroe. 'At I aat i have it," said a silvery votee, and a sweet face, glad and bril liant, brigteoed up the gloom. "Oaly see. mother! ten dollars, all snyMQo; tea mora make twenty; so we ahati has a aiee Ulli mm fur Mr. M.aas." Tears trembbd on the widow's Uh a, add glittered on her pale cheek "Isittp be the prion of thy life, my precious one?" sho thought. "Is the B-akerworm at the heart of my beau tifafjaowtet Maat I give thee up to wear? mI, a sacrifice upon the altar of dotjf Dan it bo that Ood requires afra kneeled at ber mother's feet, what h had fallen with all aban don of child, her hand fastened to taa ehiaiag gold. Lifting her glance, she met that of her snath sr. fall of anxiety, touched will sorrow. A sodden smile broke over ear delicate failures. "t was only thiukiag of the endless things this money would buy don't look ao grate, mam as a, each a beauty of a warm shawl for you. and a neat erissson eqfor for that untidy old arm akair; a bit eve so kule of oarpet. to pat dawn by tha bed. that your feet Baad tat feel this aoid floor; aad a pretty cap. besides coal, and tea, aod sugar, and' such nice comfortable things. Bat never mind" and fhe aprang to bar. fee brushed fcck her brown eurfc, tad drew on her neat Kt&le aoeaetr nevermiod, I'll maybe wnia a. buok oa of thee days, and that'll make you and aaa rich. And. dear meaaar, yon shall ride in your own carriage, and maybe those that eooraaa aaw, only because we are poor, saay be thankful for our notice. A tenon to romance," ahe gravely con tinned; "stent retlity tells me to go sjirooiiy np to maaison-sireni, had Mr. Miner, give hir.. than twenty 4atW. take a receipt. Baa then cooae home mad and stag to my mother. ' Harsiadly Bra passed from her aoaso along tbt narrow streets. As want onward, street after street diverged iatjaeasrj width ami pal hand .tTOiÄof. The Tiouses ol dteottof. The nouses o aad waaltb vlhttred m their rente oder the a-olden san- fcuht. UpUroad steps, through por tals carved aad shining, passed two PSF Mufwu timid steps of Kv.t Sterne. At first the pom ptner vent smiled contemptuous dnil; but After n mo ment, perhaps softened by her child iab wimplioity end wioniog blue tfyea, be deemud u best not to deny her ur gooey: end she' entered ibis palace of a rich man 'a hooto. w 8ofllv her feet sank in the luzuri ous hall-carpet. Stetoaiy in broni and marble hoed all the way to Mi staireaee. The solcndor of tho room mto which ho w u aho w it uh;r;i seeror-il ' . to her inexperit-oced aihl t' ) beauti ful fr actual u-te, and he win came in. with his kia lly Unce and hand torn face, the noblest pvrfdCtioa of manhood she bad ever seen. "Well, young lady," ho said, blandly amilin, "to whom am I in debted for this pleanur ?" "sy father. Mr, died in your debt," aaid Eva, blushing, speaking very softly. "By the strictest economy and very hard work, we, my mother and I, bave been able to pay all his creditors but yourseif. If you will be kind enough to receive the balance of your account in small sums I am sorry, tbey must be small sir we cao in the course of a very few years liquid te the debt, and then we shall havo fulfill d my fathers dying wish, that every stain might be wiped from bis honor." She paused a moment, and said again falteringly, "my father ws very- unfortunate, sir, and broken ' in health for sonny years, but, air, be would have paid the last cent if ft had left hi n a beggar." Mr. Miner sat awhile thoughtfully, his dark eyes fastened upon the gen tle face before him. After a moment of silence, he raised bis head, threw back the mass of curling hair that shadowed his handsome brow, end said: "I remembered your father well; I regretted his death. He was a fine fellow a fine fellow," he added, mu singly; "but my dear young lady, have you the means-do you not em barrass yourself by making these payments?' Eva blushed aeain, and looking up, ingenuously replied: "I am obliged to work, sir; bat no labor would be too arduous that migbt save the memory of such a father from diKrc-" This she spoke with deep emotion. The rich man turned with a choking in his throat, and tears glistened on his lashes. Eva timidly held out tho two gold pieces; he took them and bidding ber stay a moment, hastily left the room. Almost instantly returning, he han ded her a sealed not, saying , II . . .t.pv, j u"r i two hours before retiring, aad allow me to add; th tt the mother Q DreM ehildren warmfy. woolen of such a ch.ld must be a liaopy wo-fl4nne neXl th,lr p,., during the man. The whole debt. I find, is nioe j whoe By every constderatio . hundred and seventy-five dollars.-1 protecUhe extremities well. It is an Vou will see by my note what ar-,;norAnt i which K0ws a rengaments I have made, and I hope ,chj,d tQ have blre arm9 nnd iegB and they w.ll besat.sfaciory. I feet, even in summer. Thecircnla- Eva h-ft him with a lighter heart, jon 90oalt, be invittjd to lhe trem snd a burn.ng cheek at bis praise. wmrmth doei: c0d 1, t. His manner was gentle, so fatherly ,t u at the haod8Rnd feet we begin that she felt ho would not impose bard ,A Hu T. n, ho t,. eoid ,an i8 conditions, and it would be a pleasure to pay one so kind and forbearing. p,et of mM(at plfnty 0f sub At last she got home, and breath- - Unti(4 food nod pe fruits, plenty of lessly sitting at her mother's feet, she 8, M( ,ent- of :0Toa, Out-door pcucu "u,,' 7"" ders a bank note inclosed; she hold it without SDsakiuc or looking elite OW- law "'Read it." hhe said after a moments , bewilderment, niacin tho letter in hvr moiher's h,nd "hero are fifiv dollars; what can it mean?" "This," H.tid the aick woman, bursting in'o tears, "is a receipt in full. reeini you from the p.tymc-nt of your fathers debt. Kind, gener- . -111! ous man Heaven will oh ss him O.id will shower men ies upon him. j From a grateful heart I call upon the Fathei to reward him for this ant af kindness. 0 what shall we say. whati shall wedoto thank him?" "Mother," shall Eva. through her tears. "I felt smiling as if he were an angel of goodness. O, they do wrong, who say lhat oil who are wealthy have hard hearts. Mother, can it be possible we are so rich? I ,wih he knew how hapoy he had made us, now muoh we love and reverence bim whenever we think or speak of him, or even heur him spoken of!" "He has bound two hearts to him I forever." murmured the mother. 'Yes, dear Mr. Miner! little he thought bow many comforts we wan- ted. Novrweneeiln.it mint the lire we may buy coal, and have one cheer ful blase, please Ood! And the tea, the strip of carpet, the sugar, the lit tle luzuries for you, dear mother; and the time, and a very few books for myself. I declare I'm so thankful, I reel as if I ought to go right back and tell him lhat we shall love him as long as we live." That evening the grate, heaped with Lshigh, gave the little room ao air of ruddy comfort. Eva sat near, her curls bound softly back from her pure forehead, indilim? a touching letter to their benefactor. H r mother's face, lighted with tho loss f cankering care, shone with a j u 1 smile, and her eveiy thought was prayer call in down blessings upin the good rich man. In another room, far different from the widow's home, but also bright with the blaze of a genial fire, whose red light made richer the polish of cosily furniture, sat the noble mer chant. ' Pa, what makes you look so hap- , y . a ked Lina, a beautiful girl pas sing her smooth hand over his brow. "Don't I always look happy, my lit tle Lina?" Y1 1 "Yes, but you keep shutting your eyes and smiling so;" and her bright face reflected his own. "I think you've had something very nice to oaj; whm was ii?" "Does my little daughter really want to know what lias made her fa ther so happy? Here is my Bible: let i her torn to Acts xz, 35, Bud read it CBrefoilr" The beautiful child turned rererent lr the page of the hoi book, Bnd he read, the looked up in hvr father'i eyes: "And to remember the words of the Lord Jeui, how be tAid. it is more bleesed to tjivc (hn to ntriv." "Ah! I know," she said, laying her roy cheek upon his hnd; "you luve ! been uiftntt somethinii to some poor .1. w w . . . . aai b-jir. 4 you did U-it wer, una n t! inked tou. Bnd iBid. 0 d bless rou,' and that's what makas you Lsppy." LiQaread confirmation io ber fa ther's smile; but hit said nothing, only kept repeBliog to himself the words of ihu Lord suaua, "It is more blessed to give tbsn to rceeive." Health for Children. Three times as many children die in cities as in the country, and half the children born do not reach teo years. Such a result could never have beeo intended by the wise and kind Maker of us all. A different result must be brought about, by the exeroise of the reason which ia implanted io all pa rents, and whiob, if properly cultiva ted aod practiced io the lights of our time, would soon work a wonderful change in infantile mortality. 1. Children should sleep in sepca rate beds, on mattresses of straw or shuoks of corn. . Require them to go to bed at a regular early hour, and let them have the fullest amount of sleep tbey ean take, allowing them in no case to be waked op. 3. Ezcept a rug beside the bed, there should be no carpet on the floor of their chamber, no bed or window curtains, no clothing of any descrip tion hanging about, no furniture be yond a dresing-table a few chairs, no standing fluids, ezcept a glass of wa ter, and nothing at all in the way of food, or plants or flowers. In short, a chamber should be the cleanest, driest, coolest, lightest, and most barren room in the house, in order to secure the utmost purity of air posssible. 4. Make it your study to keep your children out of doors eveiy hour pos sible, from breakfast time until sun down, for every five minutes so spent in joyous' pUy increases the probabili ties of a healthful old age. 5. Let thrm eat at regular hours, and nothing between meals; eating thus, never stint them; let them par lake of plain substantial food, until fully satisfied. Multitudes of chil- dren are starved into dyspepsia The lat m..al t( I Ik. rtav ahnnM Km at leASt I H . .... . . .IV. V. . w.avM.M w - , f neTer well exercise. woulJ save millions or con Iren annually. Jowr of Health. 1 ii ii aSJ HE EVER SWEARS "Mother, said a little boy, you know Henry G the deaf and dutn'o boy, don't you?" "I es, my s.m. "Well, mother he never swears." "Of course not. my dear, he can not speak he is dumb, " Well I know that; bat then he nv- er swears anyway. He mij-ht write it. you know, but he ncrer does; he ia a -food boy." Young swearer ! would you have been willing to write the first oath you uttered ? Or would you now be will ingto write an oath on nice white pa- p-r, in a nrm nana ami snow u u your parents or Sunday School te tch er. or to any of the friends whoae love and esteem you desire ? Would you feel proud of it as you would of an exercisu in composition ? No, no; aa a a 1 . . a you would bu ash traod of it, for it is a low, detestable rice. Remember the Bible says, "For every idle word ye shall bo brought into judgment." judgment. written they The oaths you utter are are written in your memory in uoa h memory ! And lhe time Will Come hen ihn dark catalogue Will be brought up for your condemnation. O. swearer, whether young or old, add no more to what is already writ ten! But there are many little boys, I trust, who read this, who, like the deaf and dumb "boy, "never swear aoy wav," not even in their thoughts. Dear children, never yield to the temptation. Some boys think it is manly to swear, but there is nothing noble or manly about it. As I was going along the streets to day. I passed a well dressed man, whom Freight have thought a gentle man if I bad not heard him swear ! If he had been dressed like a king. 1 should have despised bim after that. O, let your lips be as free from profanity as those of the dumb boy ! Let your tongue be as guiltless in this respect as his pencil. "Thou shall not take the name o( the Lord thy Ood in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless thai laketh bis name in vain." S. S. Ad. Good Mannbbs A lady who had boasted highly at a dinner party ot the good manners of her little darling, addressed bim thus; "Charles, my dear, will you have some more beans ?" "No," was the ill-mannered reply uf the petulant little cherub. "No i" exclaimed the astonished mother "No what?" "No beans, ma," said the ohild. ! GOT A LIFT. Every Tuesday morning, Captain Lewis Pilsbury drives down from iho Penitentiary, for the purpose of ta king np suoh pris mere as receive "condign" punishment at the Court (if Sessions. On these occasions he pulls ii i his establishment, a large one horse wagon, in front of the City Hall. Captain P. did this on Tues day last. He drove down about noon, hitched his horse to a post, and went into the jail to "burn a torch" with he Sheriff. Lewis smokes the best Havanas, three for a quarter. While he was liirhting his cigar, and taking a memorandum of the prisoners, an old fashioned old geot came along with a bundle under his arm. The old fashioned old gent saw officer Whalen. with whom he enters into a conversation: "Whose wagon is this 'ere?" "A gentleman's who resides just out of the city." "In which direction ?" "West I" "Wonder if he would not give me a lift, and let me ride as far as the Cherry Valley turnpike ? I'm very tired, having tramped over thirteen miles since morning." "Let you rid-s? of course he will get in and take a back seat." The old gent accepted the invitation and got in. He was just adjusting himself comfortably when Pilsbury returned from the jail. Pilsbury see ing an old man with a bundle in the wagon, and an officer standing by it. came to the conclusion that the form er was "under conviction," while the latter was keeping watch over him. Iu a moment after this, policemen marched ont of the City Hall with three "ladies" and seven "gentlemen" convicts going up for various terms, from thirty days to siz months The ladies and gentlemen having taken their seats, Capt. Lewis jumped in. introduced a twenty shilling whip to lhe atteniion of a 100 horse, and started lor the Penitentiary. The old gentleman talked with the new comers in a friendly manner, and thought for the time being lhat he had got in the most agreeable society that he had met since he left "Var mount." At the top of State street the old gent said, "hold on." Mr. Pilsbury said, "sileace." Old gent said, "don't want to go no farther." Mr. Pilsbu ry said, "quite likely, but he must ask him to finish up the ride." Old gent insisted that business called him to Cherry Valley turnpike. Mr. Pils bury said be would have to postpone it to a more auspicious period. Old gent persisted in getting out. Mr P. said if he undertook it he would shoot him down. Old gent said, "such conduct was outrageous." and wanted to know what he meant. M. Pilsbury said he would drop him a line by the next mail, and let him know. Old gent said if be didn'nl stop tho wagon, he'd jump out. Mr. Pilsbury said if he did, he'd chuck him in again. The old gentleman undertook to jump, but was caught "in the center," and made to take his seat in the bottom of the wagon. In this condition he reached the Peniten tiary. "What place is this?" "A chair factory jump out and take a look." "Chair faotory ! I want no chair factories. I tell you again I've got business on the Cherry Valley turn pike, and can't fool away my lime in loosing at ratan." The protest, however, did no good. The old gent was bundled out. He was marched into the receiving room, where he was astonished "past belief." He was undressed, and before he could enter a protest, he was washed , and put into prison dress. He was then registered ai.d sent to the shop lor a job of work. Here his indigna- j lion broke afresh, aod was rapidly ( leading to rebellion, when one of the helper proposed to give him a "show ering." Instead of that he was lock ed in a cell. This finished up his business on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, Mr. PiUbury wentj down street, called at the police uraee and entered into conversation with Whalen. "Got a queer old customer at th Penitentiary." "Who is he?" "That old fellow I took up yester day." "What! the old fellow with the bundle, who sat in the back part of the wagon ? "The same. He is the queerest acting prisoner I ever saw." "Prisoner ! Why he is no prison er. He is ao old chap that got io the wagon for the purpose of riding to the top of Washington street." "How did he get in the wagon?" "I told bim he might. Didn't he tell you?" "Of course, not. I would not give him a chance." The result of this interview may be very easily guessed. Mr. P. dis covrre'd that he had made a mistake, and made all speed to rectify t As soon as he could return to the Peni tentiary he released the old gent and apologised. The old man said, "want no apologies: man that shaves my bead has got to pay for it." Saying this, the old man seized the bundle, alamed to the door, and came into the city. He called at the Po 1 oe Office aod made the acquaintance of Counsellor Brice. Brice heard thw story and immediately commenced a suit for false imprisonment. Ho lays the damages at 15000. The old gent resides in Burlington. His name is S. W, Sheppard. Should a verdict be rendered against Capt. P., Barney Whalen should at hast "go halves." Let as hope that he will do so. Al bany Jour. Wrong is but falsehood put in practice. A Cigar. , as skillful a physic York can boast of, tells Dr. M ian as New us the following story which the medicine man voaehes for, nnd which i e feel safe therefore as endorsinL' for h ( , Tarn or Ihn vnara arm a Snaniaro" from Cuba came to thiseity to be irea J .. r ted for a an -lisease lr. M of the lungs. He came to Di - , described his put himself in the symptoms, and Uoctor s hamri. "Well," said the doctor, "if I un dertake your case, I ahall be obliged to impose one condition and lhat is rather a hard one for you to comply witlr;" "What is it?" asked the Cuban. "That you entirely cease smoking until I give you permission to re sume. "Never! I'd rather let the thing kill me. What pleasure is they in life if one cannot smoke?" V a a a a The Doctor was a smoker himself, and felt some sympathy. So ho re plied: "Well, perhaps that is beyond your oower. But vou mud promise ine solemnly to smoke but one cigar per day, or I will not undertake your ease " The Cuban promised; it was his on - ly rhanre. Four or five days afterwards, the Doctor thou 'lit he would call upon him as he passed his house, and thus save him a walk to the office for the a a day. He walked up stairs knocked "Come in" behold the Cuban ith a cigar aoout eighteen inches long and a proportionate thickness! He confessed (hat he had lhal brand made to order for him but, said be : "Doctor, I smobe but one a day, as I promised." The Ganse of the Present High Prices of Sugar The present ezorbitanl prices of su gar, an article so necessary io tho comfort of every family, affords one of the clearest evidences of the violat ions now so prevalent of the good old Democratic rule, 'Tue oreatbj-t oood of the greatest nnmber.' The Demo cratic Tarift of 1846, imposed an ud valorum duty of SM per cent upon all kinds of imported sugars, raw and re fined; the effect of which is to fill the pocket of ess than six hundred south - r . . TT. ern piamers, at me expense 01 insi millions who consume; so that sugar which would not cost mors- than seven; now sell for thirten. For this oppres sive duly there is no good excuse; no financier pretends lhat the South can ever raise a supply adequate to the demand, nor is this import needed for revenue we have millions of surplus. There is no reason under the Heavens, why it should be continued, except lo irich the few planters ofLouisana. nd yet no Democrat has ever opened en A his lios to advocate tho removal of such an unrighteous burden upon the poor. The above is commended to Jchn and Simeon. Influence of a Smile. A beautiful smile is to the fontalt countenance whal the sunbeam is to the landscape. It einbelishes an infe rior face, and redeems an u.dy one. A smile, however, should not become kabilual, or insipidity is the result, a is . l ass. nor snouiti tne moutn Dreaii into a l smile on one side, the other remain-! ing passive and unmoved, for this im parls an air of deceit and grotesqpe ness to the face. A disagreeable smile distorts the lines of beauty, and is more repulsive than a frown. Then are many kinds of smiles, each hav ing a distinct diameter toine an nounce goodness and swetnes oth ers betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride some soften the countenance by their languUliing tenderness oth ers brighten by their spiritual vivac ity. Gazing nnd poring before a mir ror can not aid in acquiring beautful smiles half to well as to luru the gaxe inward, to watch that the heart keeps unsullied from thu reflection of evil, aod is illuminated aod beautiful by all sweet thoughts. Don't Worry. When Bulstrode Whitelock was em barked as Cromwell's envoy to Sweden in 1763, he was much disturbed in mind as he rested in H trwich tl.e pre vious night, which was very stormy, while he reflected on the distracted stale of lhe nalion. It happened that a confidential servant slept in an adja cent bed, wno, finding that his m i r could not sleep, said "Pray, sir, will you give me leave to ask you a question?" "Certainly." "Pray, tir, don't you think God governed the world very well before you came into it?" "Undoubtedly." "And pray, sir, don't you think He will govern it quite as well when you are gone out ot it?" "Certainly. " "Then, sir. pray excuse me, but don't you think you may as well trusl Him to govern it as long as you may live?" To this question Whitelock had nothing to reply ; but turning about, soon fell asleep till he was summoned to embark. A young wife remonstrated with her busband, a distipated spend thrift on his conduct: "My love," said he, "I am only like the prodigal son. I shall reform by and by." "And I will be like the prodigal son too," she replied, "fori will arise and go to my father." When Love finds the soul, he neglects the body and only turns to it in his idleness as to an after-thought. Its best allurements are but the nuts and figs of the divine repast. Hire a Clerk A tall, rough-shod, rough -visaged, gbod-natured looking individual arriv ed in our city about a week ago, fresh (rom lh "mountains." and put up at j what might bu c died one of out third- 'rale liOUSOS. The rules Were like j.i . those at most other establishments ol the kind, boarders being taken by the day, week or meal. Jim Poller (we lake the name from the register), had .one in" by the week with the un derstanding that he was to be credited for what he call. , I "lost lime. "at the usual rate. There was nothing very unusual in this, although it did no tum out altogether lo the landlord's satisfaction. At the end of the second day, it oc curred lo Jim that he had not seen Sacramento for upwards of a year, aad. as thought with him was almost a deed, he, without saying a word to the landloid, 'disappeared. He spent the remainder of the week a Sacra mento, nnd readied his boarding house here j'isl in time to find lhe pro prietor oalculatihg Mr. Jim Polier was indebted for one week's board. 1 It didn't take Jim long to prove that I he had been out of town tour days, land the bill against him was cut down 1 "See yere, old feller." broke out Jim, a the bill was being altered, ! 'ef jit's all one to yeou, I'll take a squini at them ar books. "There's your account, sir," said the landlord, pretending not to notice Jim's last remark. "Two days' board 2, 62f" Jim took his bill, and eyeing the puEth-d landlord as though he suspec ted some "shenanigan, " he broke out, "I want to see them 'ar books!" The landlord told him he was ask ing too much that no outsider was permitted to examine his books. Jim was sat i-tied now that all was not exactly right, rnd resolved to see the end of it. "Give me pen, ink and paper," said he. I want to show you how to keep books." He took the pen, and, after having added up var'uus small sums, made out and handed to the amazed land lord the following account. Jim Portar to Landlord DatWr .wn Oala ord f :i: Landlord io Ilm Potior Dollar 4 daUloallluia fS,90 tu. ..:.i i .... u.. !., ,. ' T v , sed tr.n slip of paper across thai count 'Cordin to your own way ot keepin' books, a feller ain't 'lowd mithin' for lost time." The landlord said nothing, but gazed with astonish ment. "You nee," continued Jim, anxious lo establish the correctness of his bill, "1 luck board by lhe week, vou know." ar "Yes," muttered the half-choked landlord. ''And the bargain was that 70U WM to credit me for lost lime at lhe "o1 rie 7 kli0W- "Yes." "Well, I boarded with vou two days, - . J ' you know." "Y e-s." "I didn't board with you four days you see." "Y-e-s." "And you owe me for that," The landlord took a long breath brushed the perspiratfun from his face, nnd casting his eyes vacantly about the ceiling, slowly ejaculated, "Oh, yes." "Now I ain't going lobe hard on you," said Jim; "you feed very well and as I'm goid' np in the coun try to morrow, we'll spend lhat little balance fcr champagne to night. But I'll tell you one thing, landlord," he added, after a pause, "you would make money if you would hire a clerk!" We are inclined to think it would have taken a number of clerks to make Jim believe lhat the landlord did not owe him for four day's baaed . Cal Hetald. ' The New Key. "Aunty," said a little girl, "I lieve 1 have found anew kv to be un- lock people's beans nnd make them so willing; for you know, aunty, God took my father nnd my mother, and they want people lo be kind lo iheir poor little daughter." "What is the key?" asked her aun- fr" a "It is only one little word guess what." But aunty was no guesser. "It is please," said the child ; "aun ty, it is please. I ask one of the great girls in school, 'Please show me my parsing lesson? she says, 'Oh, yea,1 and helps me. If I ask, 'Sarah, (ilense do this for me?' no matter, she'll taki her hands out of the suds. If I ask uncle, 'please,' he says, 'Yns puss, if lean;' and if I say, 'please, aunty ' " "What'does aunty do?" asked aun- Oh, you look and tmile just like motlter; and lhat is best of all, cried lhe little girl, throwing her arms ar ound aunty's neck, with a tear in her eye. Perhaps other children will like to know about this key; and 1 hope tbey will make use of it. Advii ii Gratis Don't blunt your razor to open another man's oys ters. Keep your wit as a buckler to defend yourself, nnd not as a sword to wound others. Persons who wash at home should take care to keep the kitchen door shut. Rr sped gray hair, especially your own. Lock up the piano, when you are going out of town. Estimate a roan according to his woith, and not according to what he is worth to you. Bills are chickens lhat always come home to roost. The waistcoat with a farthing in (lie pocket commands a high price from a Jew. To be candid speak of the pres ent as though they were absent. To be charitable speak of the ab sent as though they were present - -Punch. The Chinese 8nrar Cane The cultivation of this cane is re ceiving a considerable degree of alien tion, and it promises to r attendod with great aucoess. In Minnesota Ter iitory it has been cultivated upon a pretty extensive scale, and with the most flaiieiing prospects of entirs sutcess. The imagination fails in an attempt 'o picture the wonderful revolutions lhal the successful culture of this can would bring about. If it shall even happen thai the sugar cane will grow nlong side of corn, wheat, potato??, dto., in the fertile valleys, and on the vast prarioa of the Hintes of this Union, our people will no longer be dependent upon f reign countries, or upon one Slate for their sugar aod molasses, and our citizens will be sup phed with these commodities as they are now with corn, wheat, apptas, po tatoes, hinter, dec. A correspondent of the Boston Traveler, who has been cultivating the cans, notes bis success as follows: t "My eane was planted about the 20th of May. It came np well and has grown well, having reached the height of ten feet. A few days ago, .1 I 1.1 .. m j. tne piant oeing just oui ol Oower, or in other words past its bloom, I cut several stalks and stripped off the leaves, crushed the cane and pressed out the juice, which I boiled down to molasses; and a fine article it is. of which I intend lo give you both ocular and "oscular" proof; as good as can be bought for fifiv and rixty cents per gallon. The juice is very rich in sac charine matter, yielding from a fourth to a fifth of us balk in good molasses. I was anxious to make some sugar, but not knowing the art, I did not suc ceed. I hava not a doubt but the finest of sugar can be made from it and make it pay. I did not attempt to make champagne from it, though ii is said to make a good article. The great difficulty is to press the juice from the stalks, and nothing that 1 know of will do it effectually but a su gar mill, and those we do not havu in these parts. But if this article proves on a further trial, to be what I think ii is, sugar mills will be erec ted in almost every town in the good old Bay State. a I fully believe, from my li.nlted ex perience, that wo may successfully compete with Louisiana, fur we hava in this variety of sugar oane a great advantage over that which they culti vate, for this can be grown from seed, while lhat which they grow never seeds, but is reproduced from joists or cuttings of the cane, and consequent ly they are obliged to save by from a third to a fourth of their entire crop for'the next years setting. Then again wirh this sugar oane no pari is lost, as with them, but the eaves are stripped off for fodder; the t..r fill iiiuwi r f, ..- 1. .......... I. La La i l, j ... . Droom Com lind OVen Ine rpfimi runn is said to make a tine article of paper. Then again most any of our land that will grow Indian corn will grow sugar cane, while their sugar land at least much of it has to be drained, at con siderable expense, a.d kept dry, or the cane will not flourish. If there is so much "in our favor, why may we not grow enough of this article to supply our owu wants, if we do cot wUh to compete with them in other markets. It is a fine article for stov er, it is so r:rh saccharine matter; cows, pigs, und even horses will eat the stalk as well as the leaves with the greatest avidity. It is said that the juice when set with alumn, dyes a beautiful red, but in this I was only partially successful, it coming short ol my expectations. The seed when ri pened is good for fattening fowls, pigs, Ac. I believe it to be one of the most valuable artioles that has been intioduoed lor many years, second in importance to few things that a farm er can grow. It is very desirable thai it should be more eztensively raised another year, and careful experiments made with it so as to determine its comparative value as a field crop. 1 Hi wu may hear from others who have raised it, lhat we may the better judge its value on different soils snd under different circumstances. J. F. C. HYDE. Nxwtom Centre, Sept. 29th, '66. The Child's Faith. We had a long cold ride, and I was very tired. Auer a short interrie I .B a . n . . I .a a a wiin tne menus to who n the visit was paid, we retired to our chamber. Our little son, a lively, restless child, not yet three years old, was with as, and not at all inclined to sleep. At length 1 saiu lo turn: "Charley, mother is sick aad tired, and can not talk to-night." "Ma," said the little fellow, "God can make you well can't he? Shall 1 ask him?" "Yea, my son;" I replied. Thea the little fellow started up in the cold room, and kneeling down on the bed clothes, folded his little hands and prayed: "0, good heavenly Father, please to make dear mother well by morning, for Jesus' sake." After this, he crept back into his bed, and in a few moments be was fast asleep. Next morning be awoke with the earliest lihl, and, waking me, said. "Are you well this morning, mother?" "Yes, my son. I feel very well in deed this morning." "0, 1 knew you would," said he, clapping his band for joy; "I knew you would; for I prayed to God to make you well, nd Jesu aJ wayt hears lillle children when they pray." Often since that lime I have recall ed my little boy's faith, and wished that the FHmr simple, child-like confi dence in the word and promise ol God, were mine. A correspondent wants to know il a joke is good for anything after it is "cracked." An Amusing Story. That "they who dance must pay the piper," it a saying well illustra ted 10 the following aneodote, snt to us by a friend for preservation in the Drawer. "It oray not be new." he says, "where the parties are known for the story has been told in print once before by one who was atom time a resident of the county where the circumstances occurred but it will be new lo the great mjaonty of your readers " Sam happened to arrive at the pleasant village of 8 one mild actum evening, and "put np" at its only tavern; and as he entered he heard "music and daneiug in an up per chamber. lhe landlord, who was an old acquaintance, told him that a ball was going on in the hull above. "Come, 8am, go op, there'll be fun and good music!" "Can'l do it," said Sara, "havn't the trimmings; (he was a hatter, and knew the value of trimmings;) look at my shirt; 'twouhJo't do." "Never mind that," said his friend. "I can give a shirt of my own," and stepping into an adjoining room be brought out a shirt big enough for Daniel Lambert. Holding it up, be aaid: "There, now, is a comfortable roomy shirt far you." "Ob. lhat won't do I should lose myself in it entirely." "Well." said the good-natured Honi.aee, "I guess, after all. I can do better lor you. One of the girls in I Every man in the worid would be the kitchen is ironing some shirts for! republican, if he did not hope from the boarders, and I can get you one j fortan and favor more than from in lhat will fit any how; jest you hold dustry and desert. on. ic pir"CTij rcivrncu wuii a nice . . shirt of qmsa another pattern, ioloje,"U w C '' U creePoera ... . . . r ' man ao ahnarlv rnnti imnmni.kU .1 i U. . ..... ,1 .. .. I : .v . i .bich. b..in, Ihn... .,W. io..lh.u :;m.r adjacent bed room, be made a hasty ; ww toilette, and entered the ball-room. When a kiss passes between Al Being yonag and good looking, he bert and Victoria, what London pnb found as many partners as he wanted, : lie buildings does it ressmble ? Tan and bad a aelectioa from the prettiest ' Royal Exchange. girls in lhe room. The other rustic beaux and homely Like the ocean, love embraces tbt belles "did'nt seem to like it" much, earth; and by love, as by the ocean, The jealous lover went so far as to whatever is sordid and unsound is say; borne away. "I'll cut the comb of lhat conceit- ed cock rauhtr Quick if he don' mind his eye äaV ä Meanwhile Stm- felt that he was the observed of all observers, and his pride was not a little elated. a smile is ever the most bright Presently there came the toot! toil! and beautiful with a tear upon it. of an old-fashioned stage-horn in the What is the dawn without its dew? distance. The coach lumbered up to The tear is rendered by the smile pre the inn; the driver threw out the eious above the smile itself, mail and went into .the bar-room, it being his slopping place at the inn for 1 New Zealand, when the mar ine niht. j rtage ceremony takes place, it is ve "Won't you go up stairs and join , T7 old custom to knock the heads of the dancers? asked the landlord; .the bride and bridegroom together they're hnving a great lime up there; ' previous to their union. don't you hsar the fiddle and the floor a trembling ? In those days stage-drivers were of lhe. most "popular" clasa of the com- munity; and out hero knowing this reaanj consented, ne caiieu maid for his clean shirt. . to the She came in with the answer that the landlord had lent it to Sam to dance in to-night, not knowing, or not thinking that the stage driver woald "want to use it that night." Here was a "pretty kettle of fish!" his only clean shirt loaned to a stran- ger to take bis place in the ball-room, to which the landlord bad just invited him! He was "tearing mad," and after a few observations, which were rather more nervous than elegant, he ntered the barroom, his face flush- ed, and bis voice somewhat husky with passion, and strode into ibe mid dle of the hall. The music stopped, and the driver broke tho ensuing silence with the sud den question: Is there a man of the name of . jf i T". fc' i.. o "TIM'S roel 'd Sam. atep- ping forward, evidently expecting some new evidence of his sudden pop- ularity. "Ob! you are 8am , then are! you?" "Yes, and what do you want with 1 me "Nolhin' in partick'ler, only when you get through with that shirt of mine thai you ve got on yeui back. and are struttin' round io, I'd just thank yon to leave it at the bar!" A loud laugh followed this expo sure: the cock's comb was cut; his feathers drooped, and amidst much cat kling he vanished from the "ga and festive scene." Bar Mag. A good joke is told on James M. Gregg, Old Line candidate for Congress, in this District. Some time since he aad Mr. Coburn had a joint appointment at Franklin. Mr. C made a tine speech, as he is capable of doing, at til limes. Mr. G. loliowed, aod made rather a failure. After the meeting was over, Gregg's friends gathered around him and told him he must make better speeches thereafter than the one had just deliv ered. Gregg contended it was a good speeeh for the old line side of the question. His friends remonstrated, and told him that it was not near as good a speech as Cobnrn's. "Oh!" says Gregg, "give me Co hurn's side of the question, and I will make as good a speech as he does I" Here ia an admission that Old Line ism, like Jordan. "Is a hard road to travel." lad Jour. it 5 I going on board a Mississip pi steamboat the other day, Mr. Jones met Mr. Smith. "Which way are yna .toing, Smith up or down?" "Thai depends on circumstances. If I sleet over the boiler, up if in the cabin. down." Dick told his wife whea he saw hei ont walking in her spring silk dress, that be never before realised tha forct of the novelest's remarks of his hero ine "that she swept grace fully along." Keep that man at a dtateaee who hales ram ic and the laugh of a child. AU native beautiful. countries art sn dst He that has a high forehead wtfk bay hit eyas under it, and will lift? all the days of his life. Why sho .Id a deed not be dated in a glen? Becanae it would ba In valley -dated (in validated.) The Englishman is rather an island than an Islander; bluff, stormy, rude, abrupt, repulatv, laaoeaaaiblc. If you want to be any body, or any thing, you must get up earfy fa the morning. A rib of Shakespeare would have made a Milton; the same portion of Milton, all poets bora ever since. The man who has a right to do as he pleases, generally pleases to do wrong. A man never forgets an insult to his pride or purse; a woman to her beauty or love. A man loves when his judgment npproves; a woman's judgment ap proves when she lores. Democracy is always the work of kings. Ashes, which in then selves are sterile, fertilise the land they art cast on. Laziness begins in cobwebs and ..""'T,B,I ape "yPtnB on the de- clivity to unbappiness; the wanker terminate in the sterile sand, the fonger in the vale of tears. In onr road through life, we may happpen to meet wilh a man casting a slone reverentially lo enlarge the c,rried cairn of another, which atone he bad in nia Kiunm F r atliMv avaaaf a iivm aaa aaaa WVH as aMIUK CB1J r I JI I. Tery other.B head Temperance puts wood on tbt ,fire, flour in the barrel, meat in the larder, vigor in ibe body, intelligence in the brain, and happiness in the whole family. Remember this all ye who drink, or would be tempted to do so. There is, however, no funeral ao 10 fo,,ow M tl,e funerÄl of onr own 3ou,h wnich we Te n P01" Penn& wilh fond desires, ambstisft UP"; uu urigui oerriee mat hang in poisoning clusters over the path of life. A stick of phosphorus placed in a large dry phial will afford light enough to disctrn objects in its imme diate vicinity and will last for a twelve- m,u ti l;-i -u ia u. t,. ... wvu.ii. auc fit i as i sytawaniu uc avv js w fan a cold pkee where there is no gr. a'. current'f ftir Give me lhe poetic tl mind, lhe mind poelical in all things; give me the poetical heart, the heart of hope and confidence, lhat beats the more strongly and resolutely unüer tne good thrown down, and raises up fabi tl ter fabric on the same foundation The damps of autumn rink into the leaves and prepare tbem for the -necessity of their fall; and thus in sensible are we, as years close round us, -detached from onr tenacity of life by the gentfe pressure of recor ded sorrows. "Isn't that a pretty baby. Mr. Brown?" said an exceedingly modest young lady. "Yes. my dear," said Brown; "boy or girl?" "He a be longs lo the female persuasion, sir," said the young lady. During the examination of a witness as lo the locality of the stairs in a house, the counse' asked. "Which way does the stairs run?" The witness answered: One way they ran up stairs, but the other way they run down." The learned counsel winded both hie eyes, then looked at the ceiling. Wxalth. The less you leave your children when you die, the more they ill have twenty years afterward. Wealth inherited should be the incen tive lo exertion. Instead of that, "it is the title deed lo sloth " The only money lhat does a man good is what he earns himself. A ready-made for tune, like ready-made clothes, beldom fits the man who comes into posses sion. A highwayman aad a chimney sweeper were to be banged one for a highway robery, the other for a bur glary. The first was attended by the priest on the occasion, at ih place of execution, the seeoed wished lo be ao, and advanced nearer to him, but was n pulsed by the highwayman, who de sired him to keep farther off. "Sir," replied the sweep, "I won't; I have na much right to be here at you hart."