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VOL. XXV.-NO. 11. BROOKVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1857. WHOLE NUMBER 1259. Cjfotct ottrn. TUlUVri DHEAM. nnwi uMmtw the ongataereU rle he lay, HU itokte Is bi ! i Km brsaji woo oso, Ms ulM asir Wae barladln Ute east; Agas b, Im UVs bUI sad aaadow of leep, 8 ff hit Mit lM4. WM! thronen the landeeer cf als Or am TM lordly "Igor Boor!; BOB! the paJm traee oo Iba plain, Oaca Mora a ting ha atroda, A aal aeerU Um Uakllsg tmiiN Deeoead lha moanutu road, taw,o aoe aiora, ht dsrk r el quoon Arnos bar bildren J i TVey clasped hla sews, thay Biased htaeheaka, Thay ha Id him by Ibo hand A tear hunt fron tha tleapar't ltd, A ad fall apoa tha aao J. Aad than atfurtoa (peed ha rode Along tbaülgar-i bank, tabrtdle-retaa vara gotden eaalaa, Aad Vtlh a martial alaak, AI esafc Map ha eoald faal hi erabbard of tteal SmlUagbta stallion's ttaak. Before hla, like a blood -red lag, Tba bright Sam i ngoaa la, was am UU night ha followed tholr flight, 0SI Ute plain hera Ute tamarind grow , TUI Im aaw tha roof of tba Cater bolt, A ad tba ocean ruae to law. At alght ha heard tha lien roar, Aa4 tba hyeaa aar earn , Aamiae rtffwr borse, a heeroaasd Iba raada, aside tome hidden stream ; A ad It passed like a g lortoa roll ot drama, Throafb Iba trtempb of bis draam. i with their myriad tongue, I of liberty, Ami lbs blast of ike Desert cried s load, WNb s Tolee so load sad free. Thai bs started la bis slssp, tad smiled, At tbstr temaoetssaa glee, Hs did not mat the driver whip. War lbs burning bast of day! Death bad II lamed tha land of slssp, A 4 bts llMsss body lay A worn-out fatter, ibst lha tool 14 Braken sad thrown away. THE DEW. "Mamma," Mid Ihtte Isabel, 'WbOs I Ahl fist asleep , Tba pretty graaa aad lovely flowers klag ala bat weep. "For every morning when I wako Tba glleMalng tear -drop Us Upon sseh ttay blade of graaa, Aad U sack lovers l'i syo . "I woods why tha gr sad lower At alght beromo ao tad; For ssrlythro' their tesr they imlle, Aad seam all day so glad, "Pwrbsp His wbsn lbs ten goes dowa They raar lbs gathering ahade, Aad that la why thay cry st night, Bsoauso thay are afraid , If I hoald;gn and toll Tba ptstty grass and flowsr 004 watchful love sad care Through the dark midnight hoara, "I hblak they weald ao longer fear, aval cease at ulgtn to wasp, Aad tksn, psrkap, tbsy'd how their bead, Aad gently go to laep ." M WiaI otieU tears to too , my child , Is tha refreshing dew Owff Hsavsaly Falber ssadsth dowa, Bash mora t i srsnlng nsw. ' The gllUerlng drop of pearly daw Ars to lbs grass aa 4 gowtri, Wbatslsmbsr through the silent ulghl, Is to Ibis lite of oars. Thus God remsmbsr all tha works That bs In love hattt made; O'er all his waUhrulnaaa are oars, Ars eight sad dsy displayed ." Prom the Port Madloa Argu. THE TflHEE I'M IE IM. t a. a. sswaaM Thros frload that novsr fall, Mash mortal bath. Riruatr, hla Oos, aad laet. The sngul Dasia. Higher than power or fame, Dearer than pelf, nearer Ihsn brother' love-- Tba loss of s ls. Traar thsn ana or star, Higher tksn htavsa, Deeper than aether ape Ooalovs tsglvsa. More grnllo than ths Spring Or Hammer' breath, Aad as a mother kind Tb sag I Dasra. Batst a tower clinging To earth below ; ob's love, tha breath of heavea. That auto, Ugrow. Dbats boar a way the lower To thai bright after Whs re wintry winds and storm Rsgs aeverraore. Thore I a Ihre -to Id fate Binding lha soul I Oos Ills, Islt drlukt, Dsatt break ISS golden bowl. Tba sap united with bills; Drain li.o Soul : aw bate Me friend who breaks Ths amply bowl. MM WOOtLDIM PVaVli or eavjty There Is b su ty la ths forest Where ths trees are groan aad fair ; There te beaaty In the meadow Whors wild lowers steal lbs air ; Thors Is beauty to aba samllgbt, A4 tba soft, blue beam a bora ; Oh I lbs world Is fall of boaaiy Whoa Me heart I full of love I Tbsrs Is baaaty la lbs fountain, Ingtng gaily it IU play, While rainbow hue are glittering Oa Its silvery , shining; pray ; Tbsrs Is baaaty la lbs iiroamlei. Murmuring softly through ths grovs, Ob ! Ma world la full or beauty the heart Is full of luvst Thors Is baaaty la tba moonlight Whoa It falls apoa Mo asm. Whits lha Mas, fetm-erettod billow Danoe aad frolic joyoual y ; There a beaaty la Me UghMing gleam That o's tba dark wars tot ; Ob ! Ibo world 1 full of beauty t!o hoart 1 full of love t I Is boaaiy In tba brlgbtusti Beaming from a lovlag eye; la aba warm blaab of aaVsStea, fa tba tear of lympsthT I In lbs ewoot, low vote whoee Tba spirit' glad noss prove i Oh ! lbs world Is full of beauty Whoa Ms heart Is fail of love JOHN TAYLOR Thr Sltmon ef the Markwood Ur nri.l IMtlpil. I can uovor forgot tho first vision of John Taylor. It was in tho court-house at Low Isburg, Convey county, Ark., in tho sum. morof 1838. Tho occasion itself lOtset ed torriblo interest. A vatt concoureo of spectators had assemblod to witness tho trial of I young: find beautiful girl on an indictment for murder. Tho Judge wait ed At tho moment for tho sheriff to bring in his prisoner, and tho eyes of the impa tient multitudo all centered on the door, when suddenly a stranger entered, whose appearance rivotod tho universal alten- tion. Here I his portrait: a figure tall, lenn, sinewy, and straight as an arrow; n face tal low, billlous, and twitching incessantly with nervous irritability; n brow brond,sonr ing, and msssivo, eoaniod with wrinkles, but norfrom age, for ho was scarcely forty; yet reddish yellow, like the watchful ea gle, aa bright and piercing; and finally, a mouth with lips of cast iron, thin, curled, cold, and sneering, the intonso oxpreaaion of whieh looked tho living embodiment of an unbreathed curac. He wat habited in a suit of new buckskin, ornnmentod aftur tho fashion of Indian coatnmo, with huct of every color of tho raiubow. Elbowing hie way through tho crowd, and apparent ly unoonacioui that ho was regarded as n phenomenon, needing explanation, thia lingular being advancod.and with tho hau' ty air of a king ascending the throne, seat ed himself within tho bar, thronged at it was with tho disciples of Coko and Black stone, several of whom, it was known, esteemed thomsolves as far superior to those old and famous masters. Tho con trast bet ween the outlandish garb and dis dainful countenanco of the stranger, oxoi ted, especially.tho risibility ofatho lawyers; and tho junior members began a suppress ed titter, which soon grow louder, and swept around tho wholo circlo. They doubtless auppoted tho intruder to be some wild hunter of tho mountains, who had never before seen tho interior of a hall of justice. Instantly, tho cause of tho laugh tor percoived, ho turned his head gradual ly, so at to givo each laugh or a look; his lips curled with n smile of infinite scorn; his yellow eyes shot arrows of lightning; his tongtio protruding through his tooth, literally writhed liko a . erj nt, and ejacu lated its almost asp-liko poison in a singlu word: " lavages !" No pen can describo the defiant force which ho throw into that term; no pencil can paint tho infernal furor of bis utter ance, although it hardly exceeded a whis per. Dut bo accented evory luttor as if it were separate emission of fire that scorch ad his quivering lips; laying horrible em phasis on S, both at tho beginning and end of tho word "ÄtvngtS!" It was the growl of a rod tiger in tho Aim of a rattlesnake: "Savages!" Tha general gaze, however, was imme diately diverted by the advent of the fair prisoner, who then came in, surrounded by tha guard. The apparition wu enough to drive a saint mad. Hers was a style of beauty to bewilder tho tamest imagination and molt tho coldeat heart, leaving in both tha imagination and heart a gleaming pic ture onamelcd in flro, and flxod in a framo gold from tho stars. It was tho spell of an enchantment to he rrXT as well as seen. You might fool it in tho tlcsh of her coun tenance, clear as a sunbeam, brilliant as the iris; in the contour of her features', nym metrical, as if cut by tho chisel of an art ist; in her hair of rich auburn ringlets flowing without a braid, softer than silk, finer than gossamer; in her eyes, hluo at tho heaven of n southern summer, large, liquid, beamy; in her motlont, graceful, twimming, liko tho gentlo waftures of a Wrd'i wing in tho Biinny air; in the figure, slight, ethoroal a sylph's or a seraph's, and more than nil, In tho everlasting smile of tho rosy lips, so arched, to terene, to like the starlight, and yet possessing tho power of mngic or of mignctiim, to thrill the beholder's heart. Aa the unfortunate girl, a tastefully ar rayed, so incomparable at to personal charms, calm and smiling, took her place before tho bar of tho judge, a murmur of apiM-obalion arose from tho multitude, which tho prompt interposition of tho court, by a stem order of "silence," could scarcoly repress from awaiting to a deafen ing cheer. Tho judge turned to tho priso ner: "Emma Miner, tho court has boon in formed that your counsel Colonel Lin ton is tick ; have you yet employed any other?" She anewercd, in a voice tweet at tho nightongalo, and u:r ;u- otong of the eky-Urk: "My enomira have i r ' . I all tho law yer even my own fa U tirk! but God will defend tho innocent!'1 At thia rosponso, so touching in its sim ple pathos, a portlou of the auditors buz scd applauso, and the rest wept. On tho instant, however, the stranger, v. hose -peanujco bad previously excited so much morriruoot, started to his fent. approached the pritomr, and whispered homctluug in her oar. .Shu bounded six i n..'ios from tho floor, uttered a piercing th riek, ami then ttood trembling at if in tho presence of u ghost from eternity: whila tho singular be ing, who had caused her unaccountable emotion, addressed tho court in his sharp, ringing voice,sonorous as tl to sound of bell metal: "May it please your hon er, 1 will asstimo tho task of dcionding the lady." "What!" exclaimed the judge, "uro you a licensed nttoruoy?" "That quottion it irrclc; vaut and imma terial," taid tho ttrangor with a venemout sneer, "as tho rocent ttatute cntitlet any portou to act at counsol at tho request of a party." "But docs tho prisoner roquott it?" in quired the judge. "Let her tpeak for herself." "I do," wat tho antwer, as a long drawn tigh oscapod, that seemed to rand her very heart strings. Tho caso immediately progressed, and as it had a tingo of romantic mystery, wo will epitomito tho substance of the evi dence About twelvo months before, the defendant had arrived in the village and opened an establishment of millinery. Residing in a room connecting with her shop,' and all alone, sho prepared the arti cles of her trade with unwearied labor and consummate taste. Her habits wero seclu ded, modest and retiring, and henco she might bavo hoped to avoid notoriety, but for tho i ie i lions gift of that extraordinary beauty, which too often, and to tho poor and friendless always, proves a curse. 5be wat toon sought after by all those glitter ing fire-Hies of passion, tho profession of whose lifo, everywhere, is seduction and ruin. Dut tho beautiful otrangor rejocted them all with uuuttorablo scorn and loath ing. Among those rejected admirers was one of a character from which the fair mil liner had everything to fear. Hiram Shore belonged to a family at onco opulent, influ ential and dissipated. He was htm . df li centious, brave, aud ferociously revougoful tho most famous duelist in the South West It was most generally known that hu had mado advances to win tho favor of the lovely Kmma and had ahared the fute of all other wooers a disdainful re pulse. At nine o'cloek on Christmas night, 18- 37, the )oople of Lowitburg were startled by a lottd scream, at of one in mortal ter ror; while following that, with scarcoly an interval, came successive reports of fire arms, one two three a dozen detfen ing roan. They flow to the shop of tho milliner, from whonce the souuds proceed ed, putltcd back tho unfattened door, und a sceno of horror was presented. Thoro tho ttood in tho centre of the room, with a revolver in each hand, every barrel dis charged, her features pale, bor oyes flash ing wildly, hut her lips parted with a fear fulamilo. And thore at her feet, welter ing in his warm blood, hit bosom literally riddled with bullets, lay tho all-dreaded duelist, Hiram Shore, gasping in the latt agony. Deforo ho died, ho articulated but a tingle sentence: "Tell mv mother I am dead and gone to hell I" "In the name of Ood who did this?" ex claimed tho appalled spectator!. "I did it," said tho beautiful milliner; "I did it to save my honor." At may bo readily imagined, tho deed causod intense excitement Public opin ion, however, was divided. The poorer elate crediting the girl's version of the facti, landed her huroism in terms of measure lest eulogy. Hut the friends of tho do censed, and of his wealthy family, gave a different and darker color to the affair, and denounced the lovely homicide at an atro cious criminal. Unfortunately for her, tho officers of the law, especially tho judge and thoaheriff, wero devoted comrades of the ilain, and ditphyed their feeling! in a revolting partiality. The judge commit ted her without the privilege of bail, and tho sheriff chained her in the felon's dun geon. Buch it a brief abstract of the cir cumstance! doveloped in tho examination of witnestet. Tho testimony closed, and tho pleading began. Firat of all, thrto advocatee tpoke in succession for tho proeocution; but neither their uames nor their arguments aro worth preserving Orators of the blood and thunder genius, they about oqually fparti tionod.their howling eloquence betwixt the prisoner and her leather-robed counsel, as if In doubt which of tho twain was then on trial. As for tho stranger, he seomod not to pay tho slightest attention to his opponents, but remained motionless, with his forehead bowed on his hands, like one buried in deep thought or slum ber. When tho proper time came, however, he suddenly sprung to his feet, crossed tho bar, and took hia position almost touching tho jury. Ho then commenced in a whis per, but it was a whispor so wild, so clear, unutterably ringing and die.Mnct at to fill tho hall from floor to gallores. At the outset, he dwelt in puro logic, separating and combining tbi proven facte, till the wholo mast of confuted ovidence looked trantparout its a globo of glass, through which tho innocence of the client shone brilliant as a sunbeam; and the jurors nod ded to each othor signs of thorough con viction; that thrilling whisper, and flxod concentration, and the langttago, aimple as a child's, had convinced all. lio then changed his posture, ao as to sweep the bar with his glance, and began to tear and rend his legal adversaries. Mis sallow faco glowed liko a heated furnace, his oyes resembled living coals, and his voice becamo the clangor of tho trumpet 1 have never, before or since, listened to such murderous deuunclations. It was like Jovo'a eagle charging a flock ofcrowa; it wsj like himself, burling red-hot thun der bolts among the quaking ranks of a conspiracy of Inferior gods. Ana yet in tho highest temper of bis fnry, he seemed calm; ho employed no gesture save one tho flash of a long, bony fore-finger, direct in the eyes of his foes. He painted their venality and unmanly meanness, in coales cing for money to hunt down a poor.friend lets woman, till a shout of atitied rage aroto from tho multitudo, and oven somo of the jury cried "shame." Ho changed his themo once raoro. Hit i voice grow mourttful aa a funeral song, aud gyp his eyes filled with tears, as he traced a vivid pictute of man's orueltios and wom an's wrongs, with particular illustrations in the cote of hit client, till ono half tho audience wept like children. But it wat in the peroration that hit xenith at once of terror and tublimity. Uit foaturet were at livid at thoto of a corpto; hit very hair teemed to stand on end; his norvct thook at with apalty; he tosaed hie handa wild ly townrdi hämo, each finger ttrotchod apart and quivering liko tho flame of a candle, as he closed with tho latt wordt of tho doceated, Hiram Shore "Tell my rootheraI am dead and gone to hell!" Hit emphatit on the word boll embodi ed an ideal of all horror; it wat a wail of immeasurable despair. No language can depict the effect on ue who heard it Mon groaned, women tcreamed, and one poor mother faintod,and wat borno away in couvulsiont. The wholo tpcech occu pied but an hour. The jury rendered a verdict of "mot ooiltt" without leaving the box,and threo cheers, liko successive roars of an earth quake, shook the court houso from domo to corner stone. After the adjournment, which occurred sunset the triumphant advocate arose and gave out an appointment "I will preach in this hall to night at 8 o'clock. Ho then glided off through the crowd, speakiug to no ono, though many attempt ed to draw him into a conversation. At eight o'clock tho oourt-houto was again thronged, and tho strauger.tccording to promise, delivered a sormon. It ovine od tho same attributes at hit previout elo quencoof tho bar; the tamo compact logic, the ssme burning vehomence, and increas ed bitterness of denunciation. Indeed, misanthropy revealed itself at the promi nent emotion. Tho ditcourto was a tirade againtt infidols, iu which class the preach er seemed to includo everybody but him self; it was a picture of hell, such as Lud for might have drawn, with a world in Ihmes for his pencil. Dut ono paragraph pointed to heaven, and that only demon strated the utter impossibility that any hu man being could ever get there. A Bornsen that did not null. Mrs. II was a very religious wo man, aud perhaps came as near worshij ping Mr. N , her favorito miuistor, at somo of our peoplo do Kossuth, the Hungarian; but bo that s it may, sho was continually hammoring Aaron, a shrewd ltd of somo sixteen years Jof ago, who, to pester tho old lady, and, hear her scold, would occasionally speak rather lightly of If r. N her minister. Happening at tho houso of Mrs. H one day, the old lady bogau as usual to chastiao him, and Aaron, thinking sho put it on rather hard.tftor hearing her through, taid "I am as good at Mr. N , and can preach as well." "Preach!" said tho old lady, "you don't know ono tingle word in tho liiblo." "Well, give rrro a text," taid Aaron, 'aud tee if I can't preach." "You don't know anything about the Bible."tald Mre. H . "If you do, you may take any text you please." "Well," laid Aaron. " 'A, virtuous wo man is without price' ain't that iu your Bible?" "Tee," said Mrs. II ,"and it thowt thtt women are 'better then men, for the Bible don't iy a virtuous man it without price." "Well, we will tee about thaf said Aa ron, and after 'dividing hit sormon into two or threo hoedf , he commenced at fol io wt: " The scarcity of an article, in all cases, governs tho prico, but when an article can not be found, it cannot be had at any price, and for that reason, it is ' without price.' Now, if there were any virtuous woman, there would bo a priee, a high one, too, by reason of their scarcity, but as thore are none" At this stage of the discourse, tho old lady soixod tho broom "Aaron, you aro an impudent brat, ind if you don't cloar out I will pelt you with the broom handle." Aaron made tracks iuto tho road, finish ing his sontoncc, "t hey aro without price," as ho went through tho door, which tho old lady closed after him with considera ble force. Aaron now started from home, saying to himself as ho wont along, "1 guess tho old woman will notchastiso me again very soon." It proved subsequently that ho war not mistaken in bis predictions. CuntacotJc Transcript. s . Sihtmcttt. A neighbor of ours not long sinco introduced to his son about six years of age, a little brother who hod just arrived in tho world, which all agree iu abusing, but none like to p.irt with oven in exchange for a bolter. Tho boy looked at his infant brother in somo little perplex ity, and then railing hii eyes to hie father inquired, "Where did you got it?" "Bo't it my ton," taid tho father with laudiblo gravity. Again the boy looked at the ba by, and after n short time aakod,"Why didn't you get n whlto one father?" Kniclcerbocktr, Ah "Kx-OFncio Cam." Ono of the honest "yeomanry" from tho rural districts wat explaining to a gravo ditciple of Coko and Littleton tho mcrUa of a case in liti gation, and in which tho rural douison wat a party. The man of law, in the tage and reflective manner peculiar to tho pro- fettion, remarked that it apjwared to him to bo a prima facia case. "Prima facto otse," ejaculated his earnest client; "its an I ez-oßcio case, I should think. A LI- Yuukoe. Professor Anderson wat looking over tho Amoriesn and foreign newspapers, in the office of tho New York Dutchman, when be saw that he wae closely tcrutini ied by gentleman of tall stature, and twarthy complexion, and who wat evident ly from the country. The following con versation took place: "I say, yoa are Professor Andereton, hey?" "Yes, sir.' Wal, you are a tarnation smart man, I hear. Yeou havn't got tho .bottle with yeou, have yeou?" "No, tir." "Wal, I'm frum deown But hov been raited in Maine, and should like to purch ase a duplicate of that ore bottle, at I am going oout ttumping for I guett if I had your bottle, or its twin bro ther, I'd toon twtmp the Scottiet without talking politics either." "I never carry my bottle with me, nor have I a duplicate of it." "Sorry for that, tir," taid tho etumpor, "However," he continued, "I wat once taught a trick when a boy, but I almost forget how the thing it done. I'll tell you how it wat done, ttranger, at near at I can. Iusodtotako a red cent and change it into a ten dollar gold piece." "Oh," taid the Professor, tmiling, that it quite simple a mere eleight of band trick." "I know it't not very difficult but at I forgot how, will you thow mo?" at tho samo timo handing a copper to tho wit ard. "Oh, yet, tir, if it wiil oblige you, I will thow you iu a moment. Hold your hand,' taid tho wizard. "This it your cent, it it not?" "Yee, tir." "Aro you iure that you have It?" taid tho wizard. MI gueat I have," taid he, 'and I'll bet a dollar you cant change it into a ten dollar goldj piece." "Done," taid tho wizard; "now, hold font 1" "Yea, sir, I reckon I will butatay'.down with your dollar! here's miuo," taid tho Yankee The wizard covered the Yankee'! dol lar. "Now, !ir, open your hand." Ho did ao, aud to hit hitter astonish motit ho held a bona fide ten dollar gold piece 1 " Woll, lir," laid tho wizard, "you tee you havo loit tho dollar." "I guass I have," laid he, handing over thu two dollars. "ftw," taid the Profeteor, "I'll bet you another dollar, I will change the 'ten-dol lar gold piece into your cont again much quicker." "No you don't said the gent from Maine, placing tho money in bis pocket, and but toning it up tight "I'm much obliged to you, Professor, but I reckon I'll leave it at it it. Good morning, old hois," laid he, walking out of the office, and, turning around aa he reachodtho door.'ho placed his digitals in close approximation to his noae, and nid, "I guen there isn't any thing greou about this child," and left ths professor in utter amazement at. hit cool- i win. Yet, I know you will. Tho energetic exprettion aud determined tone thow that yon will. "I will try t" taid the gallant Miller, aa he marched hit diteiplined but determin ed troops, up the hill whoio summit wat crowned with a battery that poured death iu all diroctiont, and that battery, guarded by Britiah regulars, wat tilonced, and its bravo tiefenden tout to tho long tloep that knowt no waking. "I will bo Prosidontof the United StAtoi," said John C. Calhoun, on the day ho left college. Through a long life, v. ith his eyes steadily flxod on that as the end of his career, ho obtained a wido re nown, and diod but ono step ihort of tho Pretidency. "I will diecard tho titlo of Emperor of all tho Russians, and tako that of Empe ror of all tha .Seal vonoa," aaid the young emperor of Russia; and whoever lives ten years more, will eoe hit threat accom plished. His energotic determination Is a euro guarantee of its fulfilment Bet your mark high, young reader; de termine to reach it ; nevor swerve from your purpose, and you will accomplish your object The eagle, with hii eye on the sun, and a determination to reach it, may never get quite there, but ho will soar higher than a threo-foct bush. One of tho finest passages in the play of "Richelieu" is this : Richelieu ' Young man, be blithe, for note me; from the hour you grasped that packet, think your guardian stars rain for tune on you." Francois 'If I fail ?' Richelieu 'Fail 1 fail ! In the bright lexicon of youth, which fate reserves for gloriout manhood, thoro it no tuch word as fail I Why should a young man fail ? If he bo honorable, if ho be ardent, if he be energetic, if ho be gifted with montal powers, if hobo bright in soul and atrength ho should novor fail ; and if any alluring temptation whispers in his ear, words that would turn aside, let him revere to that "bright lexicon," land never fail. Hoope. The latt wicked thiug on hoops it the following: -'The ladiei' hoopi ore getting to wide that it is difficult for them logetln arail- road car, most of them being built on the 'narrow punge.' It will be a little singu- Ur if the fashion should drive all tho trav- 1 to tho six foot guago railroads." About Nolece. "Well, my ladt, to you have all come back to tchool again, and are not unwilling to resume your talk with the old Doctor. I misted you very much while you were away. It bringt back the dayt of my own youth to have you around mo. But I tee ome new facet among you; let me hopo we thall toon be better acquainted." Such wat the welcome of old Dr. Wise man to a number of lads just returned to school after the holidays, who were allow ed by their teacher to apond ono evening a week at the doctor's house, on which oc casion he wat in the habit of holding plea sant conversations with them on scientific subjects. They were at happy and bright a set of boys as you could anywhere see. Not a little had the good doctor's "Ulks" as he called them, done to awaken in their minds a desire to look beneath the surface of thingi. There wm great variety in thoir character!, of course some were quiek, some slow; tome induttriout, some inclined to be idle; some fond of out-door sports, some delighted to pore over books. But they all agreed iu one thing, that it wot very pleasant to tpend these evening! with the old doctor. "The subject on which we will Ulk this evening," said the doctor, "is ono that must be interesting to boys; for it it what they are constantly engaged in producing. That it "noise." "Noltei" may be look od upon at boliUrom, unruly, ugly fellowt and 'Sounds' at their gentle, orderly beau tiful tittert. Now there it a science which embraces tho concerns of this large fami ly. Can any of you toll what is the name of it?" "I know, tir," aaid John Smart, who wat studying natural philosophy, "it la called acoustics." "Quito right," said the doctor; "and now let a classic scholar Uli me why it is so called?" "Frum the Greek verb akouo, to hear, la It not?" taid William Elder. "Yet," taid tho doctor, "the science of acoustics treats of the origin, propagation, and effects of tound. Now, boyt, I want to tat you thinking. If a deaf man were to flro a cannon in the midtt of a desert, whore no living creature was within hear ing, would it make any noise?" "Of count it would, and a pretty loud one, too," laid toveral; but tome of tho older onei, who knew tho doctor well, wero silent, and reflected, though they thought that whorcvor a cannon waa fired if mint make a noise. "Ah, my lads," taid the doctor, " you are not the only onet that would give the tame antwer. But lot us reason out the matter. Hero it the air-pump. I sus pend a bell under the receiver, and by thit handle it can be rung from the outside. I tet down the receiver on tho pump-plaU; now ring the bell; dooe it make a noise?" "Yet" taid they all. "Now, then, Charloy, pump out the air." The boy tet to work, and when the doctor taw that the air wat tutflcientlv exhaust ed, he told him to stop, and directed an other to ring the bell, but there wat no sound. Another triad it they all tried it etil 1 the same result. "I know how it it," taid Henry Hatty, "it doea not sound because there is no air When the air waa there inside, we heard the tound, now the sir it gone, there li no tound, ao the reason must be because tho air ia not there. But you know, tir, thtre it air in the detert; there muit be, or the doaf man could not breathe." "Vory good," taid the'doctor, "you have reasoned in part very well, but you are go ing a 1 Ittle too fast. Let us pausejs mo ment and tee what we have learnt. It it thii, that without air to bring the sound to the'ear, there la no aound. That it to tay, a bell can be rung and yet make no noito. Thia will prepare your minds for tho next atop in our investigation. But this ia only a particular caso; wo mutt, bo fore we proceed, try and get the general truth. The doctor then took a long pole from the corner of the room, ,and scratched vo ry gently on ono end of it with a pin. They all listened, but no ono could hear it. "Now," laid the doctor, "let each boy in turn Uke up tho other end of the polo and put it to his ear." Thay did so, and each hoard tho noise distinctly. "I think I can explain this, "aaid John; "the pole conveys tho sound better than the air, so that whon wo put it to our ear we hear the noiie which waa inaudible be fore- "Right" said tho old manj'now wo can tUto our general truth there it no noito without a medium, tuch at'air, or the pole, or water, etc., to bring tho aound to the ear. Now, my lads, if there it'no sound and you observe that there was abso lutely no tound, when tho )bel1 wat rnng under the exhausted receiver if there ii no sound unless thore it a soniforout or lound-oonveyiug medium to bring it to the ear, where would the sound be if there was no eart Now think over that." Scltooffellow. HlCJHT TO THE LETTKR. J UtlgO of thia SttU, waa tome yean linee engag ed in tho defence of a auit against old Par aon C In the coune of the trial, ono or two witnesses testified to one or two facts concerning tho worthy parson, which were rather derogatory to hit char acter. Judge R , handled the poor witness without gloves, and declared that "he had known the old parson from hii boyhood, had gamboled with him many a summer's day in the shady hilis of old M county." "Mi!, Judge." says tho parson, "stop, I pray you if the truth will not clear mo my cause must bo bad. If it please the court, I declare I never gambled in my life. Congress adjourns pn the 4th of March. The Mills .Outcast. "Mayn't I tUy ma'am? I'll do anything you give mt, cut wood, go after waUr, and do all your errands. The troubled oyoi of the speaker wore filled with tears. It waa a lad that ttood at the ouUr door, pleading with a kindly looking woman, who tili teemed to doubt the reality of hit good inUutiont. i ne cottage tat by lttelf.on a black , moor, or what in Scotland would have , boon called tuch. I ho time was near too , latter part of November, and ths fierce wind rattled through the bought of the two naked treat near the house, and fled j with a ihivaring tound into the narrow doorway, as if seeking for warmth at the biasing are within. now aim then a inow-nake touched, ipscia curreney, and coolly said, with iU oft chill, the cheek of ths listen- "We never Uke more than three cents er, or whiUned the angry redness of the in eoppero at any one Urne it It not ale poor boy't benumbed hands j gal under above that turn.' The women wat evidently. unwilling to , The countryman looked at the compos grant the ehlldt requett, and ths peculiar sd ofEclal for the apace of a minute and a look tumped upon hi features would hslf without stirring, and then belched have luggetUd to any mind an idea of out: depravity far beyond hit years. Look bars, you; a'nt you almighty kind But her woman't heart could not retitt f particular, for feilen locked up in auch tbe sorrow in those lsrgs grey eyes, or ap- parently hoartfelt diatresa hit wordt tug- j P1- "Come in at any rate, till ths good msn comoa home; there, sit dowu by the fire, you look porishod with tbe cold," and ths drew up a rudo chair to the warmest corner, then itiipiciouily glancing at the child every little while, tho continued sotting ' the table for tupper. Day after day pasted, and ytt ths boy bogged to be kept only UU to-morrow; so tbe kind couple concluded, after due eon- tidoration, thtt at long at he wat docile and worked to heartily, they would Uke care of him. Ono day, in the middle of winUr, a pedlar, long accustomed to trade at the I hadjutt a hundred of 'am wbsn I be oottage, made hit appearance, and readily gun." dupoied of hit goodt as if he hod been waited for. "You have a boy out here aplitting wood, Iaoe" ho aaid, pointing to the yard significantly. "Yes you kuow him?" "I hare seen him," replied the pedlar eVMivelT- "And where who it he?" "A jail bird.f and the pedlar awung hia pack over hit shoulder; "that boy, young as he lookt, I taw in court mytelf, and hoard hit sentence ten months. He 'l a hard one. You'd do well to look keerful- ly after him. Oh! there was somo thing so horrible in tho word Jail. The poor woman trembled as the laid away her purchase, nor could ahe rest till the hsd called tbe boy in and assured him that ahe knew the dark part of hia history. Ashamed and distressed the child hung down his head his cheeks bunting with the hot blood; bis lips quivered, and an- guiah was painted as vividly on hia fore- head as if the word was branded into tho wholo frame relaxing, as if a burden of concealed guilt bad rolled off: "I may at well go to ruin at onco there's no use trying to do bettor everybody hates and detpiset me nobody caret about me I may as well go to ruin at once." "Ttll me," aaid tbe woman, who hod been lessening the distance betweem them, how came you to go so young to such a Urrible place? Where waa your mother? Where was " "Oh!" exclaimed the boy with a bunt of grief that waa Urrible to behold, obt I ha'n'tgotany mother oh! I ha'n't had no mother ever ainoe I was a baby. If I'd only a mother," he continued, hit anguish growing more vehement, and the tears guahing out from hit 'strengt eyes, "I wouldn't have been bound out d then kicked, and cuffed, and laid on with whips, I wouldn't a bean saucy, and got knocked down, and then run away, and atole be- cauie I wot hungry. Oh ? I han't get no mother tinoe I wat a baby." Wlthttrength all exhausted the poor boy tank upon hit k nest, tobblng great choking eoba and rubbing tbe hot tean away with hit knucklei. And did that .1 j w ri a -1- - woman auu.u more unmoral r .as you e,T0n n,bt coldly bid him pack up aud bo off? No, chl0ken tens; who boo boc4ed yor dro.. not Sho had boon a mother, and though UDUod yQm all her children tiff under the cold tod m wbo hfJ In the churchyard she was a mother still. I UfoT)th, king glass with thumb Sho went up to the poor boy, not to and flngT on hii proboecit, tcratchlng bis harten him away, but to lay her fingen chln. whom .snd tugar- kindly softly upon hi. heed-to, Uli him and wbom htve Mn M, to look up, and from henceforth find in with hU mouth wldoopenl Riou.!" her a mother, i as, she even put horarma , , , about the neck of that neglected forsa- tho otmor aide. ken one; the poured from her raother'i 0nM ln hiPPT hoBM' ,w,t' wnt heart, swsot, womanly words worda of baby died. On the evening of the day, good council and tenderneit. whn th children gathered round their Oh ! how oalm wat her sleep that night! their mother, all sitting rery torrowful, A 1 how aoftj her pillow ! Visions ethersl io th 1deat. id: filled up her dreamt. Her angel children "Mother, you took all tho core of the carno to her with smiles, and pressed her baby while the wss here, ind you carried little palrai within hen. She had linked ( held ber in your arms all ths while a poor euffering heart to her own by the ha wis ill; now, mother, who took her on mott tilken, the ttrongett bonds of lore, the other aide? She had plucked tome thorni from the , "0" the other aide of what Allot path of a alnnlng but repentant mortal. "On ! other aide of death; who took None but angels could witneti her holy J the baby on the other eids, mother ; she joy without snry. wae ao little ehs could not go alone, could Did the boy leave her ? she?1 No he it with her still; a vigorous i "Jeeue met her there,' anawered ths manly youth. Tbe low chorocUr ef hit j mother. "It it he wbo took little child countenance has given place to an open, ran into his arms to Uses thorn, and said, plotting expression with depth enough to j "Suffer them to come unto me, aad forbid make it an interesting ttudy. His foeUr- them not, for of auch la the kingdom of father it dead ; hia fosUr-mother it aged and sickly, but the knows no wont The once poor outcast is hor only dependence, and nobly doei ho ropey tho trait. Truly, "he that aaveth a soul from dsath, hideth a multitude of tins." (Philosophy says that shutting ths eye makei the tense of bearing more acute. A wag suggetU thst thit accounts for ths many closed eyes that ore seen in our churches evory Sunday. A young man from ths rural diitrioU went iuto the Poet office tbe other day, with a bank note, for s dollar' worth of poetage-iUmpi. Ht woe told that paper money wst not received. He went away, and shortly returned with four Spanish quartan. "We dont receive them now,' aaid the atUndant, "for more than twenty cena apises.' The conntrvman thnna-ht ITneU R.m w www m wwerwww atiVMBU MWIW raSSS waa mighty particular, o ho want swsy and obuined a dollafe worth of ooDDera. "Now said he, on retornin to the off- iee.and laying down hia pile at the window of delivery, "MI goose I can mit ye." The man inside looked at the diiplay of ju M tnu you dont onjT three cents in coppers tt s time, bey? Well than, ipote you give me three cents worth of itamis anyhow?" Tho official vory politely cut him off a aingle stamp, snd passed it out, for which ths countryman laid down three cents. He wat about to pose away when tho Utter criod out, ..Look hoW( Tou! hoid on, Tbftl ooe time; now a'poss you gtn mo three cents' worth more on 'em." Uncle Sam's Dlerk was not tlow in dit- covering that he had caught a Tartar. He turned beck to the window, "How many coppers have yoa got?" "Wal, only about ninety seven of 'em: "Posa them in," woe the clerk't gruff reply. "Pees oat your stamps fust, and then I will," taid Jonathan, bat I reekon (you don't kotch ne agin." The stamp were passed out, tbe oop- . w.ro hsodsd orsr. wbsn the country man weot off saying: ..j ..possbeca-ee a feller holds office un- dr TJncle Sam, be thinks he's imartor'n aj ereatioo; but I guest they larnt some- thing that time. Lowell yews. Bias leweel ths auaelar stoka!. Who loved tho Sunday School ? Not an idle miss, who wasted the early morn- log hows in bed, and came down stain last Sabbath, yawning and i im per ing, aa she took her seat alone st ths breakfast tble. "It's too late to go to Sunday school now, and I'm glad of it for I don't fool "ko going to-day." That Mise did not lors ths Sunday- School. But Miss Ver-ar-ga-lam, a little East Indisn girl. did. JSho bad a queer nme, but that waa not ber fault. Well, little Miss Ver-ar ga-lum fainted one mor- mnl at Sumiay-Scbool. When ihs reoor- wd, her teacher laid, "What made you faint my deer?" 1 d6D'1 modo,' he replied, 'un- it vaa because I osms to school witb- 7 rjree,kfest this morning." "Without your breakfast, child!" ex- claimed tbe teacher, "But why did you come without your break fait?" "My breakfast wae not reedy in time, Ma'am,' replied tho limple-bearted child, "d I osms without it, beesuss I was afraid I would be too 1 le," That girl loved the Sunday-School. Don't yon think to, children? rammy rrt" BTtmebamele. A lady having remarked that "awe ia the moat delicious feeling that a wifo.can have towards her huaband,' Fanny Fern thus comments: .Awforh,m whoM whitken you've trim- raed whoM Wr you hft?, whoi you hm whoM ,hlrti TOa bare .ut int0 the waab,' whose boots yon here kicked into the eloatwhoM dremtnaigown -ou v... worn wniin Mmbln. row hair! who hat been down in the kluhen with ; Heaven t' Us took ths baby on the other tide." 07" "Lot us remove temptation from the path of youth," at tht frog taid at ht plunged into tho water, when hs aaw a boy pick up a stone. 0T Should yon kappen te oaten your self whittling in printing office, tod tht compositors tell yon to whistle loader dont you do it Colamn if Jfn. i IIHB U3r Would yoa hear a a wee land plea sant echo, i peak sweetly and pisaeantly yourself. (T It is with ideas as with pieoee cf money those of ths last rairssftnindiy circnlaU the meet OSrA young lady being asked by a politician which party sho was most in fa vor of, replied that the preftrrtd the wed ding party. QZrh is said that ths mummy ef Nel uchadnertar hoe been found by Mr. Ley ard at Babylon. Tbe green gram in hii stomach tattled ths question (ttr An old maid, wbc hates the male mx most vehemently, cut a female ac quaintance tbe other day for oompliment iog bsr on the ewey-ancy of her spirits. OCT Mr. Cowlee, in hia excellent histo ry of plants, notices hemp thus lecoeiaal If 'By thii cordage, ships are guided, bellt are rung, and rogue are kept in awe.' CCrPeepU wbo think there's txiiiillmwg Ina name, remark that the greateit I Beg lith philosopher wm Baosn; ous of the ft nest Scotch poets, Hogg; and one of (be pleaaantsst British essayist, Lamb. SkUKttmki RkiaURcHta. The ret- aon why "she never told her love" is prob ably bammle her love found it out end there ia no use in her telling what he al ready knew. 0yA Tankee proposes to build au es tablishment which may drive a sheep in at one end, and have it come out at the other at four quartan of mutton, a felt hat, a pair of drawers, a leather apron, and a quarto dictionary. (KT A atiek of phosphorus, placed in v dry pbial, will afford light enough U dis cern objects U iu immediate vicinity, aad will loot for a twelvemonth. Tbe pbial should be kept in a cold pUes, whom thsro is no great current of air. (ET An old negro crossing the river from a dancing frolic, lost hia oan and came near twamplng. In terror, be down on hii knee, snd exclaimed "0, massa Lord, If eher you ober gwins gwine to help old Ira, nows de time.' Beat Tarn, Mr. Baker showed us an egg yesterday, wbieb was sovan inches in circumference. Can anybody beat thit? Syracuse Reveült. Certainly; break tbe egg into a bowl, and 'beat' it with a tpoon. Lym Nsw, Q7 A Mr. Flaunigan, in a Dublin pa per, put hit name to the following getraiot Irish announcement: "I hereby worn ail persons from trnetisg my wifa, Ellen Flannigan, en my gmmnl. at I'm not married to her.' OAn enthusiastic admirer of tbe Ctar wee repeatedly saying to strenger, The Ctar ia great' "Tot," waa the reply, "but Oed grea ter." "Ab," exclaimed the Russian, "bot ths Ctar ia young ret!" OCT A lover once wrote to a lady who rejected him, saying that hs intended to " retire to aorae secluded apot snd breathe bit lite away in eight." To which tbe la dy replied by enquiring whether they were "largo or medium lite?" The poor fellow bee not tinea been heard (Vom. 00" 'Look here, Clem, oan you tell die nigger why dst woely bead of yours mn ds moon am alike? 'Well, Sambo, I guett iu lute dey bef round.' 'Ne, dat't notvit; it is kase day am both i posed to be inhabited.' OCT Thirteen married gentlemen, who withlu tbs last wash orte bare base con rioted of haring smoked in their orm di ning room, hero boon severally aVesd a new bonnet and In default hart been committed to the hard labor of taking out their wir for on oftemoon'i thopping. OCT A ootemporary, describing a dance at a village In the neighborhood, eloquent ly taid: Ths gorgeous strings of glass boada glistened on tho betting botomi of the 111 belle, liko polfavhod rabies on the delicate turfaco of warn apple dump lings." CO" Why it a man wbo never laughs, like the wisset man mentioned in Biblical history? Because he is a solemn man,(Sol omon.) Ths suthor of tht above horrible attempt baa been arrested, bound over to keep the peace, and act at one of the "finest pre ventives in the world.' (T7"An exchange tayi that K -Uovor-nor Clark, of New York, was being shav ed tome time ainet, when the barber aoc dentally tweaked hit note a little too bard. "Pardon mo" said hs rery naturally, "put your hand in my cent-pocket and pull one out" aaid ths kind hearted Governor; "I'll fill it up for you when you're done." iCrHoavg Took a ridiculed tbs practice of sea-bathing, and aaid, if any of tho seal anweise ware tick, it would be as wies for a fish-physician te order them te go on thore. Porten declared bei sea-bath ing wot only reckoned healthy many persona havo boon awasata to swre it; but Shendon't obytotion to tolt wee tbe moat quaint: "Pick lee," said be. "don't i 0TAn honest Dutchman in training up hit sec in the way be thonld go, fre quently exercised him in Bible 1 On one of these ooessioos he ssksd ''Who TM dot would do deep mit phors wife?" "Shoseph." "Is e gawd boy. Vol, rat rat dt reason be would ne ableep mit ber? "Don't know; e'poee. bo Ttw'ttWwpj."