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-* PUBLISHED EVERY SITURDVY. %FFICE — BUEXA VISTA STREET. 0:ir .fob PrlntNi^ Department. .We have supplied ourselves with a good assortment of Printing Material and are ready to execute all kinds of Job Printing, on reasonable terms. We are prepared to print. Pamphlets, Cata logues, Posters, large or small, Cards, Ball Tickets, Bill Heads, Blanks of evory dcsorip • tion, for Clerks, Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace, Constables, .Ac. My Savior. T am not skilled to understand ii IV hat God eatli willed, what God hath plan I I only know nt ffis right hand Stands One who is my Savior. I take Ood nt His wovd and deed; “Christ died to save me,” this I rend ; Ami in my henrt I find n need Of Him to bo my Savior. Ami had there been in all this wide, 1 Sad world, no other soul beside. Hut only tain., yet lie had died That he might be its Savior, One wounded spirit sore oppressed, Ouo wearied soul, that found no rest I'ntil it found it on the breast Of Him that was its Savior. TJicn had lie lefTHis Father's throne, The joy untold, the lovo unknown, And fur that soul had given His own, That lie might tic its Savior. And 0, that He fulfilled may see The travail of His soul in mo And wiili IIis work contented he, As I with my dear Savior. Yen, living, dying, let me bring My strength, my solace from this spring— That He who lives to lie my King, Once died to lie my Savior. The Exemption Law. AN ACT to extend the exemption laws of tlie State anil-for oilier purposes: Sec. 1st. He it enacted by the General Assembly > f the State of Arkansas, That the following property when owned by a .. i .;.w 1,. family of children, w any person having the care or maintainancc of any minor child or children, shall be exempt from sale un tier execution or seizure by attachment, except when the defendant is a non-resi dent of the State, or is about to remove himself or his effects out of the State.— First, (wo horses or mules, or one of each, or one yoke of oxen, and one horse or mule, four plows, and four lines, one wagon, two axes, two setts of gear, two milch cows and calves, two spinning wheels mid two pair of cards, one loom and appa ratus, all spun thread, yarn and c.loth man ufactured for family use, twenty pounds of lump, flax or cotton, for each member of the family, one sewing machine, ten sheep end the wool grown i n them, ten stock hogs, all the wearing apparel of the fami ly. two beds, and one additional lied fur every two children, with the usual bedding and furniture, one bureau or wardrobe, and one looking-glass and table for each room used by the family, and such other articles of curtains, pictures, and bowls, kept fur family use, one dining table, one safe or cupboard, table furniture, sufficient for the comfort and convenience of the family, one dozen chairs, all necessary kitchen furniture and cooking utensils, fif ty bushels of corn for each mule, horse or yoke of oxen, ten bushels of corn, or five bushels of wheat, or one barrel of flour, for each member of the family, one hun dred und fifty pounds of bacon or two bun dled pounds of pork, or hogs sufficient to make that amount of pork, for each mem ber of the family, and corn to fatten them, the family library and any books that may he added to the same, one thousand pounds of hay or fodder for two horses, or fifteen hundred pounds for one horse or mule, and one yoke of oxen, and such necessary hay, fodder or other food, as may be on band to feed milch cows and calves, and all groce rics on nauu necessary ior iamoy use lor one year. See- 3d. All persons having families nml not engaged in farming, shall he en titled to all the benefits of exemptions pro vided for in ono section of this net, the quantities to be determined by the- ratio provided in said section Sec. 3d. Br it further enacted, That any person, male or female, living alone, end engaged in farming without a family shall hold exempt from sale under cxecu tion. two horses, or t-o mules, or one ol a ’ ’ each, and one yoke, of oxen, one wagon two plows, and plow gear, two milch cow: end calves, ten stock hogs, two hi s, auc two axes, and five head of sheep and the wool produced by them, all family cloth ing, spun thread and cloth on hand foi family use, and twenty five pounds of flax hemp or cotton, and if a female, three i beds, and if a male, two beds, and suel other articles of comfort and necessity, auc provisions, as are exempted iu sectioi one, of this act, Prodded, That such per son shall hold exempt from sale twenty live bushels of corn, three barrels of flour or fifteen bushels of wheat, three bund ret pounds of bacon, or four hundred and fit ty pounds of pork, or hogs sufficient ti make that amount of pork, and corn am fodder, or hay, for horses, mules or oxen and milch cows, also to fatten hogs, as i provided iu section one ot this aet. Sec. 4th Be it further enacted, Tha every person engaged iu business on hi own account, other than farming which re quires tl e use of a horse, shall hold on horse or mule, exempt from seizure or sale and this sectiou shall be construed to in elude lawyers, physicians, constables,shet iffs and their deputies, tauners, nml preael ers of the gospel. ^ Sec. 5th. Be it further enacted, Th: sections 33, 34, iiud tho last provision i section 38, of chapter G8,.Gould's l>iges of thfc statutes of Arkansas, anfl all otlu laws and parts gf laws contrary to this ac \ 74 AS • POE A THKWSvPwyprietors. ikstablisiied sei'temher, i85t.j $2 50 PER ANNUM—In Advance. | VOLTJMK2. OVS AltC, ARKANSAS, APRIL 6, 1867._JSTXJMBBB 5. be, and the same are hereby repealed, but all laws regulating executions and sales, except, as herein modified or changed, shall remain in full force and effect. Sec. 6th. Beit further enacted, That section 29, of chapter 68, of Gould’s Di gest, be so amended, that the homestead exemption of one town and city lot, shall embrace tho entire residence of any per son therein mentioned, including all out buildings appurtenent thereto, notwith standing the same may bo situated upon one or more lots. See. 7th. Be it further enacted, That \ hereafter all books, maps, globes, manu scripts, family pictures, and scientific ap paratus which may belong to any'minister of the gospel, school teacher, professor of any college, academy or seminary, lawyer or physician, or other citizen of this State, shall be and the same are hereby, exempt j from attachment or sale under execution in this State, irrespective of tho value there of, Provided, that said hooks, maps, globes, j manuscripts, family pictures, and scientif ic apparatus are not kept for sale or mer chandise Sec. 8th, Be. it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall not extend to any execution upon any judgment, or der or decree, of any court, rendered for damages for any malicious or wanton inju ry to person or property where such dam ages may have been assessed by a jury or court trying the cause upon evidence sub mitted, Provided, the defendants may not be the head of a family. See 9th. Be it further enacted, That: this act shall not be so construed as to, in any manner, alter or effect the collection of taxes on the State and. County revenue as provided by law, before the passage of this act. See 10th. Be it further enacted, That this act shall apply as well to contracts made before the passage of the same, as to1 contracts made thereafter, and that this act take effect and be in force from wl after its passage. Approved, March lltli, 1867. ISAAC MURPHY, j Governor of Ark. i Office of Secretary ok State, ) Little Rock, Ark., March22, 1807. ) I, Robert J. 'JV White, Secretary Of! State of Arkansas, certify that the forego-1 ing is a true copy of the original roll on file in my office. In testimony whereof, P leave hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, of ofi'icc this, the day and date [L. S.] above written. ROBERT J. T. WHITE, Secretary of State Pruning of the Different Varieties of Fruit Trees. We will begin with the apricot, and although hut little attention is paid to this species compared with others in this locality,ohicfly owing to its early bloom ing, aud therefore liability for the fruit to be destroyed by frost, wc will describe the best mode of pruning it, and in doing ao wc cannot do better (us has been admitted by the practical hortuculturalists in this country) than to quote the remarks of Mr. Loudon, in his "Encyclopedia of Garden ing,” upon this subject, given by him at length. We will, however, first observe (but the apricot has borne good crops at and near Cincinnati about five times in thirty-five years only. Mr. Loudon says : "The winter pruning should either be performed at the lull of the leaf, or af mild intervals from that time to the beginning of March (in northern latitudes just be fore the swelling of the bud).” If it is deferred until the buds begin to swell, the promising shooti can bo better distin L^IinUUU. liUO - ! general regulation both of tho last year’s shoots and of the other branches. The apricot hears upon tho wood of the pre vious year, and upon spurs arising fVoni . that which is older. ! A general supply of the most regularly placed young Bhoots must he everywhere retained for successioual hearers the ensu I ing year. Cut out some of the most tin | ked parts of the last two years' bearers, and old brauchcs not furnished with a , competent supply of young wood or with fruit spurs; cut either to their origin, or I to some well directed lateral, as must ex : pedient to make room for training, a new supply of tin# young hearers retained, and cut away all decayed wood or old stumps. 1 Generally observe in this pruning to re tain a leudiug shoot at the end of each branch, cither u naturally placed torminal —where a vacancy is to he furnished, one formed into a proper loader by cutting to I it. Let the shoots retained for bearers he moderately shortened, strong shoots being reduced the least—one-fourth or less ol their length)*from those which arc weak . take away one-third and sometimes half This will conduce to tho production of i competency of lateral shoots the ensuing summer, from the lower aud middle place: 1 eyes. As small fruit spurs, an iuch 01 two long, often appear on sonic of tin 1 branches of two or three years, these spun should generally he retained for bearing and thick dusters of spurs, which are up t to be formed upon aged trees, should hi , thinnelt. TIIK PKAlt. r I This fruit docs not. like the apricot t bear upon the wood of the previous sea son, but on permanent spurs, and the method of treating them is important. The causes which render it necessary to train the pear against the walls in Eng land, are not offered in this country.— There they want to obtain all the beat they can, which this method does in that country. Here the heat would be too great against the walls. There they train a groat number of nearly all the fruits flat against brick and stone walls and woode11 fences, as well as on espaliers or open trel lis-work. Here the 6un is powerful enough to cultivate the peach, nectarine and apricot as standards, Which there they cannot do. Standard Training Tn* Fkau. A bud of one year's growth will, of course, be a straight shoot, eaving buds srom the base to the extremity. As tho sap always seeks the highest point, thoso buds which are at tho end will grow most rapidly. If the shoot has been strong, this would carry flic limbs of tho tree too high, and leave the stem too slender; therefore it is to cut back to the bight from which it is desired to have the high est limbs start, which should be Ikom two and a half to three feet. At the close of the second year the young tree will present a trunk, from which four shoots or branches have pro ceeded, the central one being the highest. At the next winter's pruning, (he leading or higeest branch must be cut back con siderably. and also the throe other branch es, but the lower branches must be left rather the longest, because the force of the sap fends upward, and these will elongate slower. The next- summer the buds upon these limbs are pinched to three or four leaves, except two at the ends, which are allowed to grow. At the end of tho third there arc one or two additional branches grown from the first four branches At the third winter these two nrc to ho very much shortened. The snmc couroc should be pursued until the tree hus attained about twelve feet when these terminal shoots, which are allowed to grow during the summer, to draw up the sup into the fruit buds below them, are cut baelflo one eye every year. It may he suggested, how can such h course he pursued with a tree thirty or forty feet high. The answer is, that a good cultivator will not allow his trees to attain that hight. While summer prun ing generally holds the vigor of the tree in cheek, yet it is sometimes necessary to resort to root pruning. After the tree has arrived at full size, all the pruning which is essential, is cutting back the growths upon the eud of each limb, and trimming the Spurs. The method of pruning the dwarf pear is tho same ns that upon the standard or free stock, liy proper training the latter can be planted us near as dwarfs, and will succeed as well as when at a greater dis tauce. THE CHERRY. This fruit is so uncortain a crop when left to itself, and yet so delicious, that it is well to devise some method of pruning, which sbnll, if possible, remove the obsta cles to iU culture. It is of very vigorous habit, even upon poor soils, and in north ern climates docs not always ripen its wood sufficiently to escape unscathed the vicis situdes of winter* Hut we cannot make this complaint of it just here While the tree is forming, the young shoots should be directed properly. Wlieu it has at —1 i. l.t. .3—: 3 .1... pruning should be done in a way to check its luxuriance. A low, flat, very rich and rather damp soil is unsuitable to this fruit. Root pruning will accomplish this check ing, but a more mild operation may bo at tempted first, and the former used as the next resort. If the pruning is done uftcr the buds havo swollen, wo may arrest its great vigor. The morello varieties bear fruit upou the wood of the previous sea son, and regard should be had to a supply of now wood, and that which has produced should be cut out. T1IK VINK. Totally different from that of any of the plants to which w#have referred, is tho j pruning of the vine. As the sire and ! i|Uality of tho bunch and berry aro influ i euced considerably by the strength of the I eane, it is evident that, for constant fruit j fulness, a succession of young wood must i bo secured. When the viue is planted it ■ should be cut down so as to leave one eye to grow. Some accident might destroy this, however, and two or throe should be left at tho lull pruning, when those which I arc supet fluou/shwld be destroyed. 1 >u i ring November it should be cut back to five eyes j if it is delayed until spring the 1 wound will bleed, weakening the vino and causing tho shoots to start with less vigor. ( This slump will show five branches which are spread out on the trellis like a fan.— At the next tall pruning these arms are shortened, leaving two eyes upon each, and the next summer the vine possesses ten arms. At the next fall pruning, be ginning at the bottom, the fruit liuib i. cut witliiu two eyes, so as to secure one and the next to nine, and soon alternate!) two eyes and nine. The next summer tlu five arms whieh have nine buds will fruit from each ; the other five limbs throw fivi - strong shoots for fruiting tho following season. At the next ToII pruning th< bearing arm or brunch should be cut fun k to grow, while the oilier is left with nin< i eyes to fruit; each arm fruits on alterant, years. Tombs of the Ancient Egyptians. | A description of tlie tombs of the ! ancient Egyptians will be given in the I following quotation of “Hawks' Egypt j and the Bible.” I “in Tapper Egypt, rocky mountains ! ' form the western boundary of the val-1 I ley of the Nile. In these immense I caverns were cut, with incredible labor, j ' as receptacles for the dead. In Lower j j Egypt, where no mountains exist, deep j pits were dug and lined with brick;, < or w hen rocks existed, they were dug , into the rock, as places of interment. Nothing presents itself in the study of the mantlets and the customs of an cient Egypt as developed in her exist ing remains, inoro striking than the respect shown to tlie dead. Diodorus Siculus, who wrote fifty-six years bo i fore the Christian Era, lias remarked ! that tlio Egyptians spent more time • upon their tombs than they did upon I their houses. Some of the cemeteries are filled i with the remains of the common pro- j pie. These are not always in coffins, | ' but enveloped in the folds of the linen ; witli which they were swathed, they ' are piled in the mummy pits with great regularity. They were nil en ! helmed, and the number is immense. ; Again, there arc the family vaults of tlie wealthy, the priesthood, the mili tary. There are sometimes very ex tensive, consisting of various rooms connected by galleries with the walls I of the apartments covered with paint-' | iugs. The scenes delineated most commonly have reference to the oper ations of ordinary life. The deceased is represented with His | family around him ; sometimes they i sre at the banquet, sometimes listen ing to music, or amusing themselves I i with the dance. Again, lie is seen in ; the country, hunting or fishing; next, i he is superintending agricultural la bors. In short, almost every species , of mechanical labor is depicted in the in the tombs. All are scenes of activi ty, and it has been well said that '‘eve rything in them savors of life but the corpse. The predominant wish seems to hare been to banish from them all flint could suggest the idea of death ; and the only explanation that otters itself of this singular custom is that the pro prietor of the tomb employed himself while living, in the preparation for his posterity of what might be called a pictorial autobiography, lint the aris tocratic dead of these costly resting-! places, unlike the poor, w hose swathed mummies are packed in tiers, sleep in j ! their respective coffin of granite, ba-1 , salt or alabaster, sculptured over with figures and inscriptions which is char 1 italiie to suppose arc at least as truth- j ( ful as iho majority of modern epitaphs, j I These stone coffins, it was doubtless supposed supposed by their occupants, \ ! would protect their bodies after death from an unhallowed disinterment; but | the very rare taken to secure their re mains IYotu violation has often led to | the desecration against which they would guard. The linen bandage J around the common mummy of tlie 1 pits offered nothing to the decipherer, ! while the inscriptions on the sarcopli ! ague afforded to the zealous uutiquuri | an an opportunity not to he neglected, I of adding'characters to his hieroglyph 1 ic alphabet, or words to his Egyptian vocabulary. Many of tlie cabinets of I Europe can show fragments of a sar 1 cophagus ; and iTUt few take the trou ble to preserve many specimens of the common mummy of the pit. Sometimes the wealthy dead were • coffined in a wooden cuee, or double i case, of sycamore, covered with gild ing and painting. j Those, as they offered the same tcnipta ; lion as the inscribed sarcophagus, have i shared the same fate. But the tombs I contain, beside the dead, other articles, ; the removal of which involves no ; chargo of desecration, With the dead it was usual to deposit, in the tombs, articles of luxury on which they had 'seta value while living; and in the | ease of the humble artisan, the tools and utensils which lie used in life were laid with him when he rested from bis ! toil, lienee various objects of interest have been found in the tombs. Kle : gunt vases of granite, alabaster, metal j and earth, arc abundant in the various , museums of Kuropc. The tools of the | mason and carpenter, articles of house hold furniture, models of boats and j houses, the pallets used by the sacred ' scribes, with their cakes of ink and i reed pens or brushes, with various! other articles, are by no means uncom- j moil. Hooks, written on rolls of the papyrus—which was made from the ' inner coat of a species of reed once abundant in the lakes and canals of Kjrypt, though now rarely to he met with, are also found, sometimes en- J closed in the swathing* of the mummy, sometimes in hollow cases of wood or in earthen jars." lore U nothing magnanimous in hearing disappointment with forti tude when the. whole world is looking on. Men in such circumstances act bravely from motives of vanity ; but be who, in the vale of obscurity, can brave adversity, who, without friends to en courage, acquaintances to pity, even without nope to alleviate his misfor tunes, ran behave with tranquility, is truly great: and whether peasant or, courtier, deserves admiration; anil should be hold up for our respect.— [tiold-milh. A Great Example. We lmvo a groat example in the Sa vior. Would nny one know how to live, let him turn to Christ's iiistory, and let him learn there. Sec how lie lived, devoted to the giorv of God and the good of men ; how He made it llis meat and drink to do His Father’s will and also reverenced and obeyed His pa rents; how He honored the Sabbath day and kept the whole law of God; how, neither envious of tiie rich, nor ambitions to rise above His circum stances, He submitted to an humble lot and patiently endured His trials; how lie bore a life-long humiliation with contentment, and His few brief honors with humility; how Up cherished His friends and forgave Ilia bitterest ene mies ; how gently rebuking the bad, and kindly raising the fallen, instruct ing the ignorant, helping the weak and oppressed, pitying all that sorrowed, relieving all that suffered, loving all that lived, He lived for others, not for Himself. As a weaver on a loom working the beautiful flowers of a pattern into His web, let us. by the God's gracious help try to weave a copy of Christ's life into the body of our own. Men of God, for you no better shield against temptation or stouter buckler in a battle-dnv, no (letter curb to ptdl us on the edge of sin, nor sharper spur to urge us on the path of fluty, than the constant imita tion oft llirist—the habit of bringing all our conduct to this holy test. Had Christ been in our circumstances how would He have acted? Would He have felt, would He have spoken, would He have acted an we arc doing! The spirit helping us, we sliail thus become living epistles of Jesus Christ, seen and read of all men—true followers of Him whose Iiistory is summed up in this brief but weighty sentence : “lie went about doing good." With aims no less lofty, let His holy, beautiful, beneficent life he the mode! of ours; and its motto nobler than ever emblazoned on banners of silk in let torsol gold, ami borne before tlie great est of kings—this : “For me to livo is Christ, and to die is gain.” - Tiir. T.ioiit or Xattiie.—The oelc brated Mr. Hume wrote an os-ay on the sutlifioney of nature ; and the no less celebrated l>r. Robertson, on the necessity of Revelation, and the insiif-' ticieucy of Hie light of nature. Hume came one evening to visit. Robertson, and the evening was spent on the sub ject. T^e friends of both were pres- ] out, and it is said that Robertson roa sonod with aeeustomed claernoss and ^ power. Whether Hume was convinc-i ed liy liis reasoning or not we cannot tell: hut at any rate lie did not ac-1 knowledge liis conviction. Jluinc was very much of a gentleman, and as he rose to depart, bowed politely to those j in the room, while, as lie retired thro’ I the door, Robertson took tho light to ^ show him the way: “Oh sfr,” lie cou-j tinned, “I find the light of nature al ways sufficient,” as he bowed on. The street door was open, and presently, as ho bowed along the entry, lie stumbled over something concealed, uml pitched ] down stairs into the street. Iiobert ran after him with a candle, and, as he held it over him. whispered softly and \ cunningly, “You had better have a lit- j tic light from above, friend Hume,” j and raising him up, he bade him good night, and returned to his friends. Fashion. Fashion rules the world, and a most tyrannical mistress she is—compelling people to submit to-tiie most inconve nient tilings imaginable, for fashion’s sake. She pinches our feet with tight shoes,, or chokes us with tight handkerchiefs, | or squeezes the lireath out of our body | by tight lacing. She makes people set up by night, when they ought to be up and work- ] ing. blie makes it vulgar to wait on one’s j self, and genteel to livo idle and use less. ci... .....i.-.. i„ 1 would rather stay at home, eat when they are not hungry, and drink when they are not thirsty. She invades pleasure and interrupts business. She ruins health and produces sick ness—destroys life, and occasions pre mature death. She makes foolish parents, invalids of children, and servants of all. She is a despot of the highest grade, full of intrigue and cunning, and yet husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, black and white, have become her obedient servants, and vie with one another to see who shall be the most obsequious. •‘Shorten thy sleep and lengthen thy knowledge,” says an Arabic proverb; but if shortening one’s sleep should happen to shorten his life as well, what becomes of the knowledge then? It is tin- opinion of a distinguished physi cian that half the insanity of this world could he prevented by sufficient sleep. Karly rising is a good thing for persons who go to bed early, and a hail thing for those that don’t. Lengthen your nights or shorten your days—take your choice. --* * -— Cvr"-'!'oinmy, my son,” said a foml mother, ‘alo jolt sav your prayers night and morning ?” “Yes, that is of nights | ! but an\ -mart boy ran take care of 1dm -c 1 f in the d iv time.” An Indian's Idea of a Telegraph. An American officer once nskrd his interpreter to tell a Comanche Indian about the magnetic telegraph. The in terpreter, who was a Delaware Indian, asked him: “What do voit rail that magnetic tel egraph ?” “You have heard of New York and New Orleans, I suppose?” said the of ficer. “Oh, yes,” was the reply. “Very well: we have a wire connect ing these two cities, which are about a thousand miles apart, and it would take a man thirty days to ride it on a good horse. Now a man stands at one end of the wire in New York and by touch ing a few times he inquires of his friend in New Orleans what lie had for break fast. His friend in New Orleans touch es the other end of the wire and in ten minutes the answer comes back, ‘11am and. eggs.’ Tell him that Beaver.” His countenance assumed a most comical expression, but lie made no re mark, until (lie officer again asked him to repent what lie had said to the Co manche, when lie said : “No, 1 not tell him that, for l don't believe it myself.” Upon liis being assured that such was the fact, be said : “Injun not very smart; sometimes he's big fool; hut he holler pretty loud, you hear him half a mile. Toil say 'Merlcan man lie talk thousand miles. I 'speet you try to fool me now, cnpt'n, maybe so you lie.” -. —— A Gray Coat. The New York correspondent of the Mobile 1’egistcr tells the following story: Col. B-, a gentleman well known to the staff officers who served in the Trans-Mississippi Department, was go ing to liis office on the lower part of Broadway, and the gray coat and old slouch hat which mark him distinctly as an ex-Confederate, and which ho takes particular pride in wearing, at iracicu me auenuou oi two Mermans whom he passed. One of them nudged the other, and said to him in a loud whisper: “l>ut is a rebel.” “Yaw,” responded his companion, ••vat for lie wear dat dam gray coat up lie re Col. 1?-. who is a muscular fellow with a well tanned face and nueye that seems to he lighted with all the furies when he is angry or indignant, over heard the remark and the allusion to hit favorite coat, and when lie had got well before the two Germans he sud denly wheeled around and looked them full in the face. The teutons did not wait to examine the color of ids eyes. As soon as they sawi him turn they stopped, and when his Hashing eve lit on them they broke for the middle of the street, and did uot slop running until they were a hundred yards from him. How Jed Missed it. Some folks arc in the habit of talking in their sleep; anil Miss Betsy Wilson was one of the number. This peculiar ity she accidently revealed to Jedcdiah Jenkins, in a careless conversational way. Jedcdiah had just finished the recital of a matrimonial dream, in which the young lady and himself figured ns hero and heroine, he having invented the same for the sake of saying at the con clusion, it was “too good to l>e true,” and hv thus speaking parables, assuring the damsel of what he dared not speak plainly. “1 never dream,” said Betsy, “but I sometimes take half tlie night and tell ull I know in my sleep.” “You don't say sol” “Yes ; 1 never can have a secret from mother. If she wants to know any thing, she pumps me after l have gone to bed, and 1 answer her questions as honestly as if my life depended on it. That’s the reason I wouldn’t go to ride the other night. I knew she would find it out. It’s awful provoking.” Now Jed, as the reader has surmised, had long felt au overwhelming partial ity for tlie young lady, and yearned to know if it was returned; but though possessed of sufficient courago to mount the imminent deadly breach, or breeches (connubial ones, we mean) lie could never muster spunk enough to inquire into the state of her heart. Itut lie now bethought himself of her con fessed somnambulic loquacity, and felt tlml the time to ascertain his fate had come. Approaching the sofa lie whis pered : “My dear Hetsy, tell me, oil, tell me Hie object of your fondest affections ?” The fair sleeper gave a faint sigh, and responded : • I love—let mo think—(hero you might have heard the beating of Jed’s heart tlu'ough a brick wall)—l love ray country, heaven, atul Imked beans.— llut l have one passion above all oth ers. it is for roast onions!” The indignant lover didn’t wake her hut sloped at once, a sadder, but not a wiser mail. Mt*n dying make their wills why cannot their wives? Hceausc wives liavo llieir wills during their lives. Bsiy if your sister, while engaged with a sweetheart, asks you to bring a glass of Water, from au adjoining room, start oh the errand, but you need not return. Von will not bo missed. L*on't forget this, little bo\ ■?. . ...... The Eternal Word. No fragment of any army cvcrsur-) rived so many battles as the Bible; no; citadel ever withstood so ninny sieges ; no rock was ever battered by so many hurricanes and so many storms. And j yet it stands. It lias seen the rise and, downfall ofDauiers four cm pi res. As-' Syria bequeaths a few mutilated figures io tli3 riches of the National Museum. Media and Persia, like Babylon which they conquered, have been weighed in the balance and long ago found want ing. Greece faintly survives Its histo rictime. ‘•’Tls living Greece no more;” and the iron Pome of tho Caviars is held in precarious occupation by a fe ble hand. Ami yet tho Pock which foretells ail this survives. While na tions. kings, philosophers, systems, in-! stitutions have died away, tiie Bible I now engages men’s keenest thoughts, I is examined by the keenest intellects, j stands revered by the highest tribunals, is more read, sifted, debated, more de voutly loved, and more vehemently as sailed, more defended ami more de nied, more industriously translated and freely given to the world, more honor ed and abused, than any book the world ever saw. It survives all rlinngcs, itself tin-' changed; it moves all minds, yet is' moved by none; it secs all things de cay, itself incorruptible; it sees myr-' lads of other books cngulphcd in the; stream of time, yet it is homo along triumphantly on the wave ; and will he borne along, till tho mystic angel shall I plant his foot upon the sea and "swear, I by Ilim that liveth forever and ever, | that time shall lie no longer. The Two Voices. "When Guttenhurg, "the first printer, I was working in his cell in the monas tery of St. Abersgot. lie tells us that lie heard two voices address him. The one bade him to desist; told him of the j power his invention would put into; mu nanus vi uuu men iu propagate their wickedness; told lii.ni how men t would profane the art he had created;; aud how posterity- would have cause - to curse the.man who gave it to the world. So impressed was Guttenburgi with what he heard, that lie took a hammer and broke to pieces the types} lie had so industriously put together. } Ilis work of destruction was only} stayed by another voice, sweet and mu-i sicul, that fell on his car, telling him to '• go on. aud to rejoice in his work; that all good might not he made the cause I of evil; but that God would bless the j right in the end. So to all of us, still | comes those voices that came to Gut-: ten burg; the one calling us to work while is is called to-day; to try to leave j the world better than we found it; and the other tempting us to give over and take our ease; to leave the plow iu mid-furrow, and to rest on our oars when wc should be pulliug against the stream. Exchange of Babies. A laughable incident occurred a fevv evenings since in this vicinity. A lady and gentleman whom we will call Mr. and Mrs. Smith, called to spend the evening at a neighbors whom we will call Peters. Each family had a baby, and tiio lit tle fellow s, about the same age, were laid together, sleeping upon a bed.— After the enjoyment together of a very pleasant evening in sociability, the vis itors prepared to leave, and while Mrs. Smith was getting ready, Mr. Peters jocularly callod to her not to take more than her ow n, when she replied for him not to fear, as she would ,-take nothing that belonged to him"—-which proved to be quite a joke on him as the allair turned out. After their friends were gone, Mr. and Mrs. Peters prepared to retire ; the child roused and commenced crying and Mrs. 1*. remarked that it was not Lucy’s voice. On examining the little one, it was} found to be Mrs. Smith’s baby and Mr.! P W »• i n bn rn mistake rectified; but soon met Mr. S.j with tho exchanged baby in his arms,; who thought the exchange “boat the] nation,' as ho and his good wife found : out the swap on arriving home, and re solved at once to trade back. The mat ter was adjusted with a hearty laugh, principally at tho expense of Mr. and: Mrs. Smith. We believe this is the only circum-1 stance of tho swapping of babies on re-; cord in Jefferson county—unless the ; red men have some such historic event, i —[Oskaloosa Independent. Rri.ES fob Young Ladies.—A llos rtni paper, no doubt versed in tlfci rules of society at the "Hub,” suggests the following memoranda r.a a guide to young ladies in their conduct: “Have a good piano or none. Re sure to have a dreadful cold when you are asked to favor the company. Cry at a wedding but don't liiint. Always scream at a spider. Never leave your curl papers in the dnRviug room. Drop your handkerchief when yon arc going to faint. Mind you are‘engaged'if you don't like your partner. Abjure ring lets on a wet day. Never faint unless it is convenient to fall into the arms otl the young man you love. Remember it is vulgar in the extreme to know what your mother is going to have for dinner. When you go a shopping, be sure to carry your ma along to carry tho bundles. (rijr-It often happens, when the bus-1 baud fails to be home to diuuer, that it is one of his r asx days, • » • liV.'t,. ■ -1 ■ ■■■■»»■■■■ ■ ■■■ . ■ ■■■ KATES Of- AOI EUiTSMii. One square (10 lines of this hire frpr) for one insertion. ; each additional insertion, 75 eenlfi. JVm. | 2 uTTJd im I O m. J1 year. k .Square, 00 $9 00 $1 ‘1 tut $20 00 2 .Squares, U 00 9 00 11 00! 14 Oo 25 00 Squares, 9 Oo 11*00 18 0O| 17 00 00 00 \ Column, 11 00 13 00 1C 00 20 00 40 OO \ Column, 15 00 19 00 22 00 85 00 I*) 00 J Column. 20 00 21 00 2fi 00 45 00 75 00 1 Column, 25 00 28 OOjftt 00 55 0(TJ 90 00 Advei tiaor* by the year will be restrietod to their legitimate business. Personal communications charged double. Legal advertisement* will be charged, for one square or leas, first insertion $1. and 75 ccn.s per square for each additional insertion. Advertisements not ordered for a specified lime, will bo inserted till forbidden, and oh urged for accordingly. All advertising due after second insertion. SALMAGUNDI. KiKWl. y slionid women be employed in the #ost office? Because they un derstand how to manage the mails. C€?*A radical paper says “there will he a stir in Congress when General Butler gets there.” No doubt of it— he has the spoons to do It with. £23*‘‘Bob, how is your sweetheart getting along?” “Pretty well, t reckon she gays I needn't call any more." #3“ A man in T.oudon lost his life at a game of poker. Jlis wife hold the poker. KJP-Why docs a sculptor die a harder death than other men? Because he makes luces and busts. If a Colt's pistol lias six barrels, how many barrels ought a horse pistol to have ? #3“ “ There arc ties which never should he severed,”as the ill-used wife said when she found her brute of a hus band hanging in the hay loll. S&" A wag has truly said that if some men could come out of their graves and read the inscriptions ott their tombstones, they would think they had got into the wrong grave. £3“ Flattery is the oil of the machi nery of society. AH arc susceptible to it; and he that thinks lie is not, Hatters himself in the outset. ISp-Brigham Young has ordered one hundred barrels of Bourbon whisky for the medical use of Ids numerous fami ly. It is thought it will lust him a month. *3“ A susceptible youth who clerks in a store, says lie once kissed a girl who was so sweet that he had to drink vinegar and eat crab apples for two weeks afterwards to keep himself from turning to loaf sugar. Dangerous girl! Wouldn't she make glorious feeding for a hive of bees ? tfay A negro woman was relating her experience to a gaping congrega tion oi'color, ami among other things sho said site had been in heaven. One of the ladies of color asked her: ‘•Sister, did you sec any black folks in heaven ?" ‘•Oil! get out! you s'pose I go in do kitchen when 1 was dar?” Go to Chckcii.—There is no one thing which helps to establish a man's character and standing in society more than a steady attendance at church amt a proper regard for (lie first day of the week. Every head of a flimily should go to church as an example. Lounging in the streets ami bar rooms on the Sabbath is abominable, ami deserves censure, because it lays the foundation of habits which ruin botli body and soul. Many fi man can date the commence ment of his dissipation which made him a burden to himself and liia friends and an object of pity in the sight of his Sunday debauchery. Idleness is the mother of drunkenness —the Sabbath is generally an idle day, therefore, if it were not properly kept it were better struck out of existence. —[Mobile Tribune. -- 8*3“The following editorial from the New York Times of the 22d is exceed ingly racy: General Butler is determined to im peach something. lie went to Con gress for that express purpose, and docs not intend to be balked. He pre ferred the President naturally enough, but as Congress declines to gratify him in that respect, lie is willing to com promise on our custom house collector, lie is accommodating as the politician wlio called on President Jackson to de mand the mission to England as the re ward of his services, but on being re fused this and everything clse'on the descending scale, said he would sat isfied if the President woulrF*gft-e him some old clothes. Mr. Hulbard of ercu a resolution in the House re questing the President to remove col lector Smythc; but (leneral Butler re sists this and insists on impeachment. We rather favor this proposition. Congress has the right undoubtedly to impeach any office holder, and we should rather like, for the novelty of llio thing, to see them do something they have a right to do. Force of JIarit.—There is an East tern tale of a magician who discovered by his incantation, that the philoso pher’s stone lay- oil the bed of a certain river, but was unable to determine its exact locality. He therefore strolled itlong the bank with a piece or iron, to which he applied successively nil tho pebbles he found. As one after anoth er they produced no change in the met al, he flung them into the stream. At last he hit on the object of his search, and the iron became gold in liis hand ; but, alas! he bad become so accustomed to the •• (ouch and go" movement, that the real stone was involuntarily throwu into the river after tho others, and lost to him forever. This story well alle gorizes the fate of the coquette. She has tried and discarded so many hearts, that at length she throws away the right one, from puro force of habit. ItS-The largest Sunday-school in the world is fohnd in Stockport, near Man chester, England. It numbers about 5.000 scholars, a greater portion of whom are operatives in tho factories and have no other means of education. Besides instructions in the Scriptures, they are taught writing ami elementary book-keeping, with no hook nsed ex cept the BU>1?<