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EDWARD 9. BOWASS,
urut ilock. VOL. 40, NO. 31. fl Hteklq araiii Sounmi, Dfootrh WAIUIEN, la rrtiiom, iru!iurf, TRUMBULL COUNTY, lilmiturr, . duration, lord OHIO, WEDNESDAY, Sutelligmrr, oni) tjjr :3ltms MARCH. 28,1 $55. of )t Saq. SJSE. vt .n vf " " -TERMS: " ' ". --: -5 ? ONE DOLLAR AJTD TlTTf CZXT m AS1TVM. 1ST ADVaVCB. WHOLE NO. 1009 Poetry. THE MYSTERY. THE MYSTERY. BY BAYATD TAYLOR. Than art sot 4evl ; tkos ut not gone U dust ; line of U tint loveliness shall fall To (armless rma, ainott lj Tune, and threat lata she Selena gulf that e.ftn ail. Tho canst not wholly perish, thooyh the sod Sick with its violets closer (o ttij breast ; Though by the feet of fenerations trod. The head stoie cratauics from thy place of rest. ine marrei oi i"j v . The sweetuess of thy presence shall not fade , Karth rare not all the glory of thine eye Death may not keep what death has uerer made. It was not thine, that forehead strange and eold. Nor those donib lips, they hid beneath the saow ; Xbj heart wonW throb beneath that passive fold. Thy hands for me that stony clasp forego. But thoa hast rone gone from the dreary laud, done from the storms let loose on every hal. tared by Uis sweet persoaaions of a hand Which lead thee somewhere in the distance still. Where'er thoa art, I know thou weircst yet The same bewiehing beauty sant:fied By wahner joy. and touched with soft regret -for him who seeks, but cannot reach thy side. I keep for thee the living lore of old, ' - . And seek thy place in Nature as a child. Whose hand is parted from his playmate s hold, Waadera and cries along a lonesome wild. When, In the wwtches of my heart. I hear . The mrsnsrrt of paver life, and know The footsteps of thy spirit lingering near, Theaarkneas hides the way that I should go. Canst thoa not bid the empty realms restore ' That form. e symbol of thy heavenly part I Or on the fields of barren silence pour That roica, the perfect mosic of my heart I . O, once, one bending to these widow'd Bps, Take back the tender warmth of life from me. Or let thy kisses cloud with swift eclipse The light of mine, and give mo death with thoa. LEAVES AND MEN: BY EBENEZER ELLIOTT. Drop, drop Into the grave. Old Leaf. Drop, drop Into the grave I ' Thy acorns grown, thy acorns sown Drop, drop into the grave. December's tempests rave. Old Leaf, Above the forest grave. Old .Leaf ; Drop, drop into the grave. The birds In spring will sweetly sing. That Death alone is sad ; . The grass will grow, t e primrose show. That Death alone is sad : Lament above thy grave. Old Leaf ; For what has"Life to do with Grief T lis Death alone that's sad. What then J We two have both lived through The sunshine and the rain : And blesit be lie, to me and thee, Who oKiOlis sun and rain ; We'veiWur sun and rain Old Leaf ; And Godwill send afain, Old Leaf, -The sunshine and the rain. Baee afterne of leaves and men Bloom, wither, and are gone ; As winds and waters rise and ftdl- . - ti J lihji.ll t " And long as Ocean heaves. Old Leaf, And hud and fade the leaves. Old Leaf Will life and death roll on, , How like am I to thee. OW Leaf ! We'll drop together down ; How like art thou to me. Old Leaf! We'll drop together down. Tm gray and thou art frown. Old Leaf, We'll drop together down. Old Deaf I We'll drop together down. Drop, drop into the grave. Old Leaf, Drop,drop into the grave ; Thy acorns grown, thy acorns sown Drop, drop into the grave. December's tempest rave. Old Leaf, Above thy forest grave, Old Leaf ; Drop, drop into thy grave t BY EBENEZER ELLIOTT. Choice Miscellany. THE VACANT CHAIR. CONCLUDED. j Time stole on towards midnight, and one after one of the unsuccessful party "sturned. As foot after foot approached, every breath was hushed to listen. . "No, no, no!" cried the mother, again, and again, with increasing anguish. "It's not the foot o' my aiu bairn,' while her keen gaze still remained riveted upon the door, and was not withdrawn nor the hope of despair relinquished, till the indi-1 vidua! entered, and with a silent and om inous, shake of his head, betokened" his i fruitless efforts. The clock had struck twelve , all were returned save the father. The wind bowled more wildly ; the rain poured . upon the windows in ceaseless torrent; and the roaring of the moun tain rivers gave a character of deeper ghostliness to their sepulchral silence ; for each sat wrapt iu forebodings, listening to the storm ; and no sounds were heard, save the groans of the mother, the weep ing of her children, and the bitter and broken eobi of the 'bereaved maiden, who leaned her head upon her father's besom, refusing to be comforted. At length, the barking of the larm-dog Announced footsteps at a distance. Every ear wa rawed to lis tea, every eye was turned to the door ; but before the tread was yet audible to the listeners "Oh, it is only Peter's foot!" said the miserable toother, and, weeping arose to meet him. 'Janet! Janet!" he exclaimed, as he entered, and threw his arms around hr neck, "what is this that's come upon us at last?" He cast- an inquisitive glance around bis dwelling, and a convulsive shiver passed over his manly frame, as his eye again fell on the vacant chair, which no 'one had ventured to occupy. Hour sue (seeded hour, but the company separated not and low, sorrowful whispers mingled with the lamentations of the parents. 'Neighbor, said Adam Bell,' the morn is a new day, and will wait to see what ii may bring forth : but, in the meantime, let ii read a portion o' the Divine word, an' kneel together in prayer, that, whether or not the day-dtwn cause light to shine upon !'is singular bereavement, the San o' Righteousness may arise wj' healing on his wing, upon the heart o' this af flicted family, an' upon (he Learu g' all present." Amen!" rasponded Peter wringing his band, and his friend taking down the Ha' Bible, rea 1 the chapter where it is written J "It is better to be in the house of mourn- ing than ihe house of feasting,' anj again i the portioi, wincii savetli "it is well lor me that X hive been afflicted, for before I was afflicted, i went astray.' 4 The morning came, but brought no tidings of the lost son. After a solemn farewell, all the visitants, save Adam Bel! and his daughter returned every oi;e to their own houses; and the disconsolate father, with his servants again renewed their search among the bi'UanJ surround ing villages. ' Dajs, weeks, months and years rollled on. Time had subdued the anguish ot the parents into a holy calm ; but their lost first-born was not forgotten, although no trace of his fate had been discovered. The general belief was that he had per isbod in the breaking up of the snow, and the few iu whose remembrance he still lived, merely spoke of his death as a "very extraordinary circumstauce" re marked that "he was a wild venturesome sort o' lad." Christmas had succeeded Christmas and Peter Elliot still kept it in commem oration of the birth-day of him who was not. .For the first few years after the loss of tbelr son, sadness, and silence chnrac lerized the party who sat dowo to dinner at Marchlaw, and still at Peter'a right band was placed the vacant arm chair. But as the younger branches of the fam ily advanced in years, the remembrance of their brother became less poignant. Christmas was, with all around them, a day of rejoicing, and they began lo make merry with their friends. While the par- nts partook of their enjoyments, with a smile, half of approval half of sorrow. Twelve years had passed away; Cirist- mas has again come. It was the coun terpart of its fatal - predecessor. The hills had not yet cast off their summer verdure ; the sun although shorn of its heat, had lost none of its brightness or glory, and looked downpon the- earth participating in its gladness; and the clear blue sky was tranquil as the sea sleeping 'beneath the moon. Many visi tors bad assembled at Marchlaw. The sons of Mr. Elliot, and the younger men nf the party, were assembled upon a lev 1 green near the house, unusii-g them selves with throwing the hammer and other , border games, while himself and the elder guests stood by as spectators, recounting the deeds of their youth. Johnson, the sheep farmer, whom we have already mentioned, now a brawny and gigantic fellow of two-and-iJ-.irty, bore away in every game the palm from all competitors. More than once as Pe ter beheld his sons defeated, he felt the spirit of youth glowing in his veins, and Oh!" mattered he in bitterness, "had my Thomas been spared to me, he would hae thrown his heart's hluid after the hammer, before he would hae been beat by e're a Johnson in the country!" While he thus soliloquized, and with difficulty restrained an impulse to com pete with the victor himself, a dark, for eign-looking, strong-built seaman, un ceremoniously approached, and with his arms, folded, cast a look of contempt on the boasting eonqueror. Every eye was turned with a scrutinizing glance upon tht stranger. In height he could not exceed five feet nine, but his whole frame was a model of masculine strength ; his features were open and manly, but deep ly sunburnt and weather-beaten, his long, glossy, black heair, cuiled into ringlets by the breeze and the billow, fell thickly over his temples and forehead; and whis kers of a similar hue, more conspicuous for siz! than elegance, gave a character of fierceness to a countenance otherwise possessing a striking impress of manly beauty. Without asking permission, he stepped forward, lifted the hammer, and, swinging it around his head, hurled it upwards of five yards beyond Johnson's most successful throw. "Well done!" shouted the astonished spectators. The heart of Peter Elliot warmed within him, and he was hurrying forward to grasp the stranger by the hand, when the worJs groaned in his throat, -It was just such a tli row as tuy Thomas would have made! my owu lost Thomas!" The tears burst into his eyes, and without speaking, he turned his back, and hurried towards the house, to conceal lib emotions. Successively, at every game, the stran ger had deleatt'd all who had ventured to oppose him ; when a message announced that dir-i-C waited the ir arrival. Some of the guests were already seated, others entering; qnJt . heretofore, placed be side Mrs. Elliot, Wi Elizibetu Bell, still in the noontide of her beauty ;' but aor. row passed oyer her features, like a veil over the countenance of an angel. Johnson crest fallen and out of humor u this defeat, seated himselt by her side. In early life, he had regarded Thomas Elliot as a rival for her afll-ctions ; and, stimulated with the knowledge that Adam Bell would be able to bestow several thousands upon his daug iter as a dowry, he yet prosecuted his attentions with un- j j J abctcd assiduity in despite of the dangh- ,ter's aversion, and the -coldness of hef father. Peter had taken his place at the iable; and still by his side, unoccupied and sacred, ,-ippearcd the vacant chair, the chair of his first-born, whereon none frsd s it since his mysterioes death or dis appearance. "Bairns," said he, "did nane o' yeaik, the sailor to come up and take a bit o din ner wi' us?". We ar afraid it might lead to a quar rel with Mr. Johnson," whispered one of his sons. "He is come without asking," replied tle stranger, entering; and the wind shall blow from a new point if I destroy the mirth or happiness of the company.'. "Ye'er a stronger, youns; man," said Peter, "or yo would ken thisis noeeting o' mirth-makers. But I assure ye, ye are welcome, heartily welcome. Haste ye, lassies," he added to the servants ; "some o' ye get a chair fr the gentle man." "Gentleman, indeed!" muttered John son between his teeth. "Never mind abDut a chair, my hear? lies," said the seaman; "this will do!" An.l before Peter could speak to withhold him he had thrown himself carelessly into the hallowed, the venerated the twelve years unoccupied chair! The spirit of sacrilege uttering blasphemies from a pulpit could not have smitten a congre tion of pious worshippers with horror and consternation, than this filling of the va cant chair the inhabitants of Marchlaw. "Excuse me sir! excuse me, sir!" said Peter, the words trembling on his tongue; "but ye canna ye cunua sit there?" "O man! man!" cried Mrs. Elliot, "get out o' that! get out o' that! take my chair! take any chair i' the houst-! but dinna sit there It has never been sat in by mortal being since the death o' my dear bairn! and to see it fiied'by another is a thing I canna endure!" "Sir! sir!" continu d the father, "ye have do'ie it through ignorance, and we excuse ye.' Bat th it was my Thorn is's seat! Twelve years this very day hit birth day he peribhed H -aven k-ns how! : He went out from our sight liks th cloud that passed over the hills never never to return." And, O sir! spare a father's feelings! for to j it filled wrings the . blood from my heart!" ' "Give me your hand my worthy soul!" exclaimed the seaman ; "I revere nay hang it I would die for your feelingt! But Tom Elliot was my friend, and I cart anchor in this chair by sp-cial commis sion. I know that a suddt n broadside of joy is a bad thing; but as I do i't know how to pi each a sermon before telling you, all I have to say fs that Tom ain't dead." "Not dead!" said Peter, grasping the hand of the stranger, and speaking with an eagerness that almost ch ik-d his ut-. teranue; "O sir! sir! tell me how! how! Did ye say living? Is my ain Thomas liv ng?" v "Not dead, did ye say?" cried Mrs. Elliot hurrying towards him and grasp- ing his other hand not deal! And shall I see my bairn ' again? Oh! may the blessings o' Heaven, and the blesdng o a broken hearted mother be upon the bearer of the gracious tidings! But tell me! tell me, now is it possible! As you would expect happiness here or hereafter, dinna, dinna, dinna, deceive me! "Deceive you!" returned the stranger, grasping with impassioned earnestness, their bands in his. "Never! never! and all I can say is, that Tom Elliot is alive and hearty." "No, no!" slid Elizabeth rising from her seat "he noes not deceive us ; there is that in his countenance which bespeaks a lalsehood imjtossible." And she also endeavored to move towards him when Johnson threw his arms around her to withhold her. "Hands otTytu land lubber!" exclaimed the seaman, springing towards them, "or shiver me! I'll shew daylight through your timbers in the turning of a hand spike." An! clasping the lovely girl in his arms, "Betty! Betty, my love!" he cried, "don't you know your own Tom ? Father, motner, don't you know me? . Have you really forgotten your own son? ' If twelve years have made some change on his face, his heart is sound as ever." His father, his mother and his brothers clung around him, weeping, smiling, and mingling a hundred questions together. He threw his arms around the necks of each, and in answer lo their inquiries, re plied "Well! well! there is time enough to answer questions but not to-day, not to-day." "No my bairn," said his mother, "we'll now no questions nobody shall ask yeany. But how how were ycu torn away from us, my love! And, O hinny! where oh where hae ye been?" 'Ii's a long story, mother, and would take a week lo tell it. But, however to make a long story short, you renumber when the amugglera were pursued, an I wished to conceal their brandy in 'our house, my father prevented them; they left muttering revenge, and they have been revenied. This d y, :elve years, I went out with the intention of meeting Elizabeth and her father, whrn I came upon a party of the gang concealed in Hi I' Hole. In a moment half a t1oz n pisiols were held at my breast, and, tying myhanda to my sides, they dragged ie into the cavern. Here I had not been Inn their prisoner, w hen the snnw rolling down thf mountains, almost totally blocked up its mouth. On the seco id night, they cut through the snow, and hurrying me along with them,' I was bound to a horse between two, and before daylight, found myself slowed, like a piece of old junk, in the hold of a smugglers' lugger. Within a week 1 was shipped on a Dutch-man-of-war, and Lr six jears was kept dogging about on different stations, till our old yawling bulk received orders to join the fleet, which was to fight against the gal lant Duncan at Camperdowh. To think of lighting against my own countrymen my uwu flesh and blood, was worse tban to be cut to pieces by a cat o'- nine tails; and undvr cover of ihe smoke ot the first b'oa Iside, 1 sprang into the gunwale, plunged into the sea, and swam for the English fleet. Never shall 1 forget the moment that my feet first trod upon the deck of a Brit ish frigate! my nerves felt as firm as her oak, and my heart free as the pennant that waved defiance from his masthead! I was active as a any du.ing the b.Ulle- and when it was 'over, I found my sell a- giin among my own couTvmen, and all spaking my o n language, I fancied naj, hng ii! 1 almot bcli.-ved I should meet my father, inothe or my dear Bess, cn board of the British frigate. I e.xpef tad to see you all again in a few weeks at farthest; but, instead of returning to Old England, beliireTmWus aware, it was helm about with us. As to w riling 1 never had an oppertunity but once. We were at anchor before a Fiench fort; a pick et was lying alongside ready to sail; I had half a side wric&u, and was scratching my head to think liow I should come over wri ting about 'you, Bess, my love, when, as bad luck would have it ,our Lieutenant com 4 lo me, and says he, "I know you like; a little smart service; Elliot; come, my lad, take the head oar, while we board some of those French gun-bouts U'iderihe batteries!" I cou'.d't say no. We pull ed ashore, made a bonfire of some of'lheir craft, and were setting fire to a second, when a deadly fiire of small shot from the garrison sent led oi.rboat, killed our com manding uffi-er with hulf of the crew, and the few of us who were left w-re ma le prisoners. It is of id use bothi-r-ing you by tt-lling you how we escaped from the French prison. We did escapj; and Tom will once more fill his vacant chair. Should any of our readers wish farther acquaintance with our friends, all we can say i-i, the new year was still young when Adam Bell bestowed his daughter's J hand unou the heir of Marchlaw, and Peter b-held the once vacant chair again ocupied, ai.d a name sake of the third generation prattling on his knee. Among other anecdo'es of himsell Mr. B -ut'in relates the following: "When 1 first went to Washington I advertised for a man to teach me Span ish. A Cactiilian cam w ho said he had leisure eirly in the morning and at no other time. I asked what he called e.rly. He sail seven o'clock. I said he was not eaily enough for me, but if he woul I come every morning at two o'clock I wou d enrare him. He agreed, and wasL-t in to Brawn's H tel every morn ing at two o'clock, for seven m -nths, and never f r once did the Castil an tap at my door, without finding me rwady to re ceive him " Eccemkic Hied We cut the following from a country exchange. Tne bird referred to must be one of i.litz's "The scoundrel who look the canary with a p-.ig nose, red face, and a light ovi rcoal on, is requested to return it im mediate!) to 2i Willow street, as the bird is a valuable one from whom no questions will be ak.l." JCZW.K f-rmer's daughter was visi ed by a young rusiic, who finding it difficult to keep up the conversation asked the girl afer.ii) e nbarrasing silence had prevail ed for some lime, if she-'knewof any bo ly that wanted to buy a shirt ?" -"o, I don't," she repli d, "have you one to ell?" "Oh, no, "said rustic, "I onlj axed just to make talk." 13TA little hoy friend of ours, a few days ago, while coming down stairs was cautioned by his mother not to lose his balance. His question which followed was a puzzler: "Mother,-! I should loe my balance where would I go to?" Soap. When preparing 'o make sotp, add a little old soap to the lev and giease. This will g eat'.y facilitate the labr of the making. 1 j A FIGURE-HEAD REMINISCENCE. Our readers, at least those who were pnlticians in that day, will perhas re member that, some twenty years ago, com. Elliot, al that time commanding the Con sttuiion man-of-war, ha I carved an I plucd as a figure-head on the bows, of Old Ironside-," a full length figure of G ii. Jackson. So hi aft-r, whil in har bor at Ne v Yik sora- graceless scnm;i sawel off Old Hikory's h ad, and t e officers of the vess-el were urjris- d nf morni'.g, find n t eir ves-el orn uncn ted wi:h the h a le-s trunk of he Vic:or of Njw Orlenns. Some whig papers, which had denounc ed Com. Elliot for what they termed toadyism, chuckled ortr the circum stance, while the mass of the press char acterised it as an outruge, the Democrat ic papers a'leging it arose from Whig preduJice against the Old Hero, and the Naval Department offering a reward f r the perpetrator. Time passed away, the figure obtained a new head, and we had almost forgotten the circumstance wht n on glancing over a recent number of the New York Times, we found a letter from a correspondent proving that the public were mistaken in ascribing the act to the vandalism of par ty strife, and that the decapitation wus perpetrated in upholding the great pr.n ciple 'hat figure-heaJs should never be full length! The letter alluded to thus explains Ihe maker: A few years since, iu company with a friend I ca.L-d on the venerable Muhlon Ditk r-ion, at his residence, near Dover, Morris county, N. Sn and after politely showing us over bis grounds and nomine-', he took us through his ex:e.iiw libiary, and wb.ld giviug us a detail ot his books, and the history of m my of them, he also laughingly to'd us the story o! ihe iUre-ha4, which-" wSs lookl ig down on us from an upper bcoks-'itlf. He said, "You know at that time this occur red I was Secretary of the Navy, und that Gov. rurmnt had offered a reward for the apprehension of the p 'rpetra'OiS of the outnge. Well) on day I was s.ttmg in the office, when a sailof walke i iu with a bundle in his hand,, and asked if I was the St-cretury ofjhe Navy. He went on to say, 'You offered a reward for the arrest of the one that Tut off the Fig ure-head of Gen. Jackson?' Yes.' ' am the tnanf and, untying his budget, plactd before me the head. I was amaz ed and puzzled to define what it could mean . I aked him who helped him t. do it. 'Nobody.' 'How i!id you do it?' 'rowed out ulone, climbed up in th chains, and s-iwed it off. I attempted to saw it off through the neck at fiit, but the saw stuck a boll and I bad lo t-aw it through the m uth,' 'How d:d you mm ae lo escape I inj seen by the watch? 'Hump ! I swear tin re wa.-n't a light n a man on deck.' V ho g-t you lo do this?' 'Nobody, and nobody knows of it. W; y did you do it don't you like Gen. Jack sun?' Yes, 1 am a Jackson man ai d I have no objection to bis bust being mi Old Iruusid s, but I don't believe in a whUeleng th figure-head, and if you put it back aga n, d ii me if don't saw i; off again.' Iu cunsul.ation with the President, the ques tion came up, what shall we do with this man, and the old General sail, as there din't appear to be any politcal motive in the act, and the man had voluntarily sur. rendered, and as his s:ory implicates the officers of the Constitution w ho have sworn before the investigating committee ihrt the lights wereburnig and the watch set, why we had better let the man go, and hush it up. So ," said Gov, D., "when I left Washington, I threw the head into my trunk and brought it home; and that's ti.e history of the hffair of the figure-head." Pittsburgh Despatch. Uses of Gold and Silver. The Bank ers Migazine has a citahli nrtic:e the "Uses of Gold and Silver in the Ans " I-t is computed that the amount of the pre cious metals consumed in various ways, is from 310,000,0110 to 9 iO.i O.I.OOO per anuui. The quantities used in th.- man ufacture of watch ca-s, pccil casi s, plale, household materials, and in the arts, is enormous. It is staled that for gilding metals by the electrotype and Ihe water gilding processes, and in thr staflordshirt patterns, no less than 1 8,000 to 2;i,00( oukces are annually required. In pans H.OOO.OOO francs are used for manufact uring purposes, Since the discovery of gold iu California, it is estimated that the increase, in its consumption has been doubled. In the United States $10,000, 000 is estimated as converted in'o orna mental jewelry. Ik an oration at Williams College, Hon. Edward Everett used the following Ian guage : "I would rather occupy the blackest nook of the mountain that tow r above us, with a village school well kept at the bottom of the hdl, than dwell i i a paradise of fertility, if I must bring up my children in bzy, pampered, self-suf- ficient ignorance." From the London Examiner. Who is Mrs. Nightingale? Many ask this question, and it has not yet been adequately answered. We re ply, then, Mrs. Nightingale is Miss ftiihtinga'e, or rather Miss Florence Nightingale, the youngest daughter and presumptive co-heire-s of l er fatt er, Wil liam Shore Nightingale, cfEmbleypark, Hampshire, and the Lea Hurst Derby shire. She is, moreover, a younj lady of singul ir endowmen s, both natural and acq ired. . In a know edge of the ancient languages and of the higher branches of n at ematics, in general art, science, and literature, her attainments ave xtraor fin ry. There is scarcely a modern language w hich she does not un derstand and she speaks French, German, and Italian as fluently as her native Eng lish. ' She has visited and s udied the various nations of Euroje, and has as cended the Nile to its remotest cataract. Young (about the age of our Queen) graceful, feminine, rich and popular, she holds a singularly gentle and persuasive influence over all with whom she comes in contact. Her friends and acquain tance are of all classes and persuasions, but her happiest place is t home; in the centre of a very large band of accom plished relatives; and in simplest obedi ence to her admit ing parents. Why then should a being so highly blessed with all that shonl t render life bright, innocent, and to a considerable extent usefi.l, forego such palpable and heartfelt attractions ? Who quit all this to become a nurse. . From her infancy she has had a yearn ing affection for the kind symp thy with the weak, the oppressed, the desti tute, the suffering, and the desolate. The schools and the poor around Lea H rst ami Emi ley first saw nd felt her as a visitor, teacher, conseSovTVxpotm der. Then she frequented a."d studied the schools, hospitals, and reformatory institu i ns of London, Edinburgh, and the continent. .1 bree years ago, when ad Euiope had a holiday t n and after the Great Exhibition, when the highlands ef Scotland, the lakes of Switzeiland, and ajl the bfTght spots of the continent were filled with parliesof pleasure, Miss Night- ln.ale w as within the walls of one of the German houses or hospitals for' the care and reformation of tie lest and infirm. For three i nn months she was in'dai ly and nightly atbndanc, accumulat ing expSenci. iff al the .duties and la bors of female ministration. She then returned to be once more the delight of her own happy home. But the strung tendency of her mind to look beyond its own circle f r the relief of those who nominally having all, practically have but too frequently none to help them, prevailed; and, therefore, when the hos pital establi bed in London for sick gov erness was about to full for want of prop er management, she stepped forward and con ented to be placed at its Lead. Derbyshire and Hampshire were ex changed for the narrow, rlreary estab lishment in Harley street lo which she devoted all her time and foitm e. While her triendi mis.-ed her at assem blies, lectures, concerts, txhibitions, and all the entertainments for taste and intel lect with which London in its season abounds, she, whose power could have best appieciated these, was sitting beside the bed and soothing the last comp'aicts of seme poor dying, homeless, queru lous governess. The homclessness might, not improbably, indeed result from th.it very querulousness; but this is too frequently ferm- nted, if not created by the hard, unx flee ing folly which re gards fellow creatures intrusted with fo ming th'- minds and disposition of its children ingenious, disagree. .b'e ma chines, reeding, like the steam engine, sustenancK and covering, but, like it, qut- I eyond or beneath all sympathy, passions, or affections. Miss Night ngale .t oought otherwise, and found pleasure in lending the poor, destiiue governess in their infirmities, their sorrows, their death or th ir recoveries. She was sl dom seen out of the walls of the institu tion, and the few friends whom she ad mitted, found ber in the midst of nurses, letters, prescriptions, accounts and inter ruptions. Her le; 1th sunk under the heavy pressure, but a little Hampshire fresh air restored her, and t'.e fading in stitu' ion was saved. Me jd while, a cry of distress and for additional comforts beyond those of mere hospital treatment came home from the East for our wounded brethren in arms. There instantly aroe an enthusiastic de sire to answer it. But inexperienced zeal cou'd perform little, and a bevy of ill -or ganized nurses might do more harm than good. 1 here was a fear lest a noble im pulse should fail fr the want of a head, a hand, and a heart to direct it. It was then that a field was opened for the wi der exercise of Miss Nightingale's sym pathies, ex, erience, and powers of com maud and eontrol- But at what eost? At the risk of her own life, at the pang of separation from her friends and fami ly, ii nd at the certainty of encountering hardship, dangers, and the constantly renewing scene of human suffering amid all the worst horrors of war. There are few who would not recoil from such realities, but Miss Nightingale shrank not, and at once accepted the re quest that was made her to form and eon tr 1 the entire nursing establishment for oar sick and wounded soldiers and sailors on the Lev nt. While we write, this delicate, -ens tive, and highly endowed young ladv is already at her post, ren-t d ring the holiest of woman's charities to the sick, and dying, and the conval escent There is a heroism in dashing up the heights of Alma in defiance of death and all mortal opposition, and let praise of honor be, as they are bestowed upon it; but there is s quiet, forecasting heroism and largeness of heart in this la dy's resolute accumulation of the powers of consolation, and her devoted applica tion of them, which rank as high, and are at least as pure. A cage few will no doubt condemn, sneer at or pity an en thusiasm which to them seems eccentric, or nt besi misplaced; but to the true heart of the country it will speak home, and be there felt, that there is not one of Eng land's proudest and purest daughters who at this moment stands on so high a pinnacle as Florence Nightingale. A Fk&kful Advxntur. Last Sat urday a thrilling incident occurred at pat terson's Falls, in Sparta, about five miles north of this village. A little boy, only four years old, son of Mr. R. I. Patter son left the house of bis parents about 2 6 clock, and w indered to the head of the falls, half a mile distant. Not returninsi at five o'clock a search waa ade in the direction ot the f Us, whenl a once the worst fears of his parents were realised. He had gone over the brink of the frtght'ul precipice, a- his track in the snow gave evidence, which covered the mor abrutjutsof befalls. In the distance below a dark speak was 11 that could be seen, and nofung could be heard ex cept the sepukhar roar of the water. After con-iderable dfficulty, the descent of the falls was effected. Thedaik speck proved .to bi the hole produced by the fall, from wliit-h he was he was thrown into the scow, about three hundred yards lo the left He had fallen 100 feet, a-d finding he could not retrace bi steps, he r nturedfa ther passing over th ee oth er ;alls, les- danger us, where he- wis found nearly frozen. Ace rding to the boys uccount he th n lei? sick. He was immediately taken to the house, an ' soon revived. What is parti ul irly prov'deu tial is thefact that he received no other in jury than a slight bruise upon his head, und the col I w: ich he suffered wht'e in h s dismal abode. He honored us with a visit yest rday.and we fou' d him a pat tern ot a boy wur h 1 oking at. DanrUle (A' Y,l emxral. The new liquor law of Michigan is a sharp one. It is to t ke effect in May nex', and prohibits the manuf icture as well as tbe sal- of sp ri uous liquors as a beverage. Fines and imprisonments are the penalties for violation of the law. Intoxicated persons to be used as witnes ses, ane if they refuse to disclose where they obtained 1 quor, to be punished f r contempt of. court. Liquor to be seized and destroyed. Cider and wine may be manufactured, but not sold in small quantities to be drank on the premises. All fines to be applied to the support of the poor. Twenty Years Married and jcst bs ou.n to Live. A woman in Connecticut, whose husband has been ret la m. d from drunkeness, through the insirumenia li y of the Maine Law, sa'd to a physician, a short time since, "1 have been raair:ed twenty years, but it st t ms us if my hus band and I had just beg h to live togeth er. Talk ab ut h .rd ira s! I never had such easy tiu.es! Tea, sugar, flour in abun lane two- pigs in the b rrel. and twenty -five dollars due my huso ndw en hf- has finished a job of work. Formerly, when he had butch -red his rk, he co'd do notli m but drink and carouse the remainder of the day This year, he got up his team and brought home a load of wood!" Is it strange that that woman bel v ved in the virtue of the Maine L .w? Boston Telegraph. A Noble Bor. A bowas once ten pt ed by some of his companions to pluck ripe cherries from a tree which his father had forbiddtn him to touch. "You need not be afraid-,' said one of his companion: "for if your father shoul I find oat that you had them, he is so kind that he w ould n t hurl ou. "That is the very ie ison,'rep'ied the boy, "why I should not touch tttem. It is tue, my father would not hurt me; je; my di-ocdience would hurt my fa ther, and th t woul l b - worse th a an thing else.' For the Farmer. CARE OF CATTLE IN WINTER. j 1 E. M. Crippen, of Col J water, Mich., io a private note to us dated the 8th ult, says of Devon herd: "My cows have be gun to come in. I have oms heifer and two bull calves already. I have never had a sick animal in my herd. Every two weeks I give each one a pail of bran or meal mixed with salt, rosin and ashes. . ' I think if this course is steadily followed, we should have no murrain, or any other disease among cattle. I give them salt, alone twice a week, either in water ou their hay, or dry in their mangers." - . This reminds us ef what Caseius .M. Clay andotherEentuckianstolduslastfall. -They asured us that ashes with salt, for all kinds of stock was very beneficial. In cattle it prevents murrain in hogs tbe swelled or sore throat, and kidney worm . in sheep the rot. It is a simple pre ventive and should be used. Ohio Far- . met. IRVING'S RESIDENCE. j The house at "Sunnyside," in which , . Washinghton Irving resides, is one be , , built some three years ago. Jt is about two and a half mile below Taxrytown, , directly on the site of the 'Van Tassel House.' In fact the new structure includes a portion of the old walla. Al an earlier day it was called "Wolfert'a Roost" Wolfert Acker being one of the Privy . Counselors of the renowned Peter Stuy. vesant. . - ' Afterward it came into the possession, ot the Van Tassels. It was here -that the quilting party and dance took place so graphically described. i the Legends of Sleepy Hollow. It was here that the . unfotuoata , Jchabod "Crane . and Brora Bones unequivocally met, both being, .,, suitors for the band and heart of Kate. . Van Tassel. Your, readers will, recall the amusing incidents of that story, and . p -eially the last appearance of Iobabod Crane. .., ,. A weather cock of miserable appear . ance is perched on the gable of the main : building- It was once the ornament of the old State house of New York in the olJ Dutch rule. The house is surrounded by trees; some wild and some planted by Irving. The buildings are nearly covered with vine .. a d creepers- The Trumpet Flower and the Ivy Vine are the anost conspiciuous t of them. , . y .. .. - .. Ta- Ivy w hich grows unusually rank has a p Ms-liar interest. It was brought from. M Iroe Abbey, near Ahbotsford Scotland, some 20 years ago. It wa brought bv Mrs. Tenwick, an intimate , friend of Mr. Irving, and planted at Sun- nyside" by her own fair hands. This lady was a Miss Jean Jeffrey. Her father was a minister, and it was of this lovely girl then about 17, that Burns wrote two beautiful stanzas, among th. gems of his poetry. Detroit TrSmne. . -., Noblx Self-Dxtotion. A miller'a do broke his chain ; the miller ordered the ma d servant to tie hi n up again.. She was attacked and bitten by the dog. On hearing her eries, the miller and his people ran to her assistance. Step off.' said she, shutting the yard door, 'the dog is mad. I am already bitten, and must chain him alone." ; Notwi balancing his- ' biting, she did not h-t him go, but chained -h m up, and then retired to her chamber, rnd with the noblest resignation, prepared to die. Symptoms of the hydrophobia '., soon apperred, and she died in a few day a. -Thr- dog was killed without doing further mischief. Home JornaL ' . CaRBOTS.-These vegetables are but litt'e used except in soups ; yet they are : very pa'atabb and healthy, containing-' a-reat m not of nutriment. They should b laced i b. iliug water and servod up wtth me t d butter, pepper and salt. To RkMOVB IHK FROM CoTTO AHD Lines Dip the sp Ated part uf the lin en in o melted tallow, wash out, and the spot will sojn disappe r aui leave lh tin n as white and pure as bef -re k was ; so I d. Staus Baeao, if not toi far gon, a ra .ybe r nderelnear yaoKiasnewby , t-im; ly putting the to. f ia a cl ly cov ered tin Tesiel, and exp-osing it fr n arly an hoar to a heat not exceding boil -mg water. A WtsTxa Cam. Take ha'f a ea? of butter, two of su jar, and one of tiiek sour cream instead f eggs get it ready for the oven in the" usual way th n prink le and 8 ir in a tea-sp onfu of soda beka it slow. To Sew New ax Stiff Cloti Ea 6ilt. Pa a cake of wiite w p few : times over it, and the needle will pen6 irate easily. BuTrita. In ehnrning cream, dd , lar.jp of bn'ter to 1'h cr a n b-f cora me ci g, an ' tho butter ill c ma iu two thirds the timi it wool I wfthoot. '