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V W r-r ' 51 Wtl .fiimilii Scnriuii, Druotrb la .frffni. H-r!riiitnrr, litcrafur?. uratiaa. lara! SafrIIhri:rf, nnit tl;e Hm of tpe Baq. TERMS ? ONE DOLLAR ATXD FIFTY CENT FE AJUTOM, la ATC. " pi iii Tsiit:i hv HAP GOOD & ADAMS. i r I t BLOCK.' iv WAUKKX, TRUM15bTLL COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY JULY 25, 1S5-5. WHOLE NO. 2025 VOL. 39, NO U Poetry. [From the Journal of Commerce.] BABIE BELL. BABIE BELL. The poser of a little Life that was but three Aprils long. Aprils long. BY T. R. ALDRICH. yea not Bears the poet tell How came the dainty BaMe Bell Into this world of oars 1 Ttss gates f heaven were left ajar : With foiled hards an J dreamy. eyes Kte wanderad oat of Paradise ! Fh taw this panet, like (tar, . Hong in the depth of purple even Its Bridges, running to and fro. O'er Wch the white-winged seranhs go. Bearing Uie holy dead to heaven ! She touched a bridge of flowers those feet, fta light they did not bend the bells Q' tw celestial asphodels ! They tail like dew npon the flowers ! And all the air grew strangely sweet ! ; And Uras came dainty Bah ie Belt . Into this world of oars ! She came and brought delicious May I The mallows built beneath the eaves ; Like sunbeams la and out the leaves. The robins went, the live-long day : The Bly swans Us noiseless bell. And o'er the porch the trembling vine Secsaed bursting with its veins of wine ! O. earth was tut of pleasant smell, -When came the dainty Babie Bell - Into this world of oars ! O Babie, dainty Babie BeR How fair she grew from day to day ! What woman nature filled her eyes. What poetry within thorn lay !. Those deep and tender twUight eyes. So full of meaning pure and bright. As if she yet stood in the light Of those oped gates of Paradise ! And ire loved Babie more and more : O never in oar hearts before Sack holy love was born ; We felt we had a link between , This real world and that unseen . The land af deathless mora ! And for the love of those dear eyes, Wot love of her whom God led forth The mother's being ceased on earth When Babie came from Paradise ! Tor love of him sho smote oar lives. And woke the chords of joy and pain. We said, "8w.et Christ V our hearts bent down, lake violets aftfr rain ! And now the orchards whiih were once . .. All white and rosy iu their bloom Fininr the crystal hrart of air With gentle pulses of perfume Were thick with yellow juicy fruit ; The plums were globes of honey rare, And soft-cheeked peaches blush'd and fell ! The grapes were purpling in the grange ; And Time wrought just as rich a change In little Babie Bell ! Her petit form more perfect grew, . And in bar features we oould trace. In softened curves, her mother's lace : ' Her angel nature riened tco. We thought her lovely when she came. But aha was holy, sainted now , Around her pale and lofty brow '' We thought we saw a ring of Same ! Sometimes she said a few stracge words. Whose meanings lay beyond our reach : Ood's hand had taken awsy the seal - ' Which held the portals of her speech ! . She never was a child to us ; We sever held her being's key I - We could not teach her holy things : .' She was Christ'! self in purity 1 It came apoB us by degrees : Wc saw iu shadow ere it fell. The knowledge that oar God had sent -. His messenger for Babie Bell ! We shuddered with Bnlanguagcd pain, -And all our thought ran into tears ! Asm ail our hopes were changed to fears ' The sunshine into dismal rain ! Alood we cried in oar belief ; " 0, smite us gently, gently, God ! Teach us to bend and kiss the rod, . And perfect grow through grief ! Ah, how wc loved her, God can tell ; ' Her little heart was cased in ours ' They're broken culrr.'s Babie Bell ! At last he came, the messenger. The messenger from unseen lands . And what did dainty Babie Bell ? She only crossed her little hands I Sfa only looked more meek and fair ! We parted back her silken hair ; " We laid some buds upon her brow Death's bride arrayed in flowers ! ' And thus went dainty Babie Bell - Out of this world of ours ! Choice Miscellany. THE SOLDIER'S VOW. A TRUE TALE. One beautiful Indian Summei day, in the autumn of 1844, a stranger appear ed in. the streets of Hanover, N. H., whose garb bespoke the utmost poverty and destitution. As he staggered along he was surrounded by a ciowd of village boys, who amused themselves by insult ing him with coarse jests and personal . indignities. Ho bore their abuse with exemplary patience, aud begged them to wait till he felt a little better and he would sing them a fine song. His voice was thick with unnatural excess, and he was too weak to protect himself from the rade jostlings of the crowd, yet he smiled on the tormentors, ard exhibited no other sense of his helpless and forlorn condition than a !ook of grief and shame, which despite his efforts and smiles, would occasionally overspread his coun tenance. Late in the afternoon, the writer, tnen a student, passed him in company with a friend, when our attention was arrest ed bv a voice of unusual musical power and beauty, sing"ng the favorite national air of France, La Parislenne. As be proceeded, a great number of students irom the college gathered around him, and at the conclusion an involuntary expression of delight broke from the en tire mass. He was enthusiastically en cored, and afterward, the Marseillaise called for. The same rich, clear voice rang out that wild melody in the very words which ar went. to arouse the spirit of the French roldiei to frenzy.- The admiration of the poor inebriate's! auditory was now raised to the highest pitch. Despite his tattered and filthy garments, his squalid beard and briin iess hat, now that the fume of liquor had subsided, hw form appeared symmetri cal and manly ; and Ms face, "lowing with the sentiments of the patriotic song, and flushed vuh excitement at the un expected praise he was winning, assum ed an expression of intelligence and joy that beautifully set off his really fiirj features. . What and who is this stranger V was the universal inquiry. His singing is incomparable, and his English and French are faultless.' Yes,' said he, dropping his eyes, ' I cau give you German, or Spanish, or Italian, as well, or Latin and Greek eith er, he added carelessly. In reply to the many questions that were showered upon him with the coin he so much needed, he at length said, in a sad tone, and slow'y endeavoring to push his way throught the crowd : 'Gentlemen, I am a poor vagabond, entirely unworthy your kind sympathy. Leave me to rags and wretchedness, to go on my way. Our curiosity was to much excited to allow this, and, amid loud cheers, we escorted him to a room, where he was furnished with water and good clothes, and the barber's art put in requisition, and after an incredibly short time, he reappeared Jipon the college steps, smi ling and bowing gracefully, a man of as fine appearance and noble hearing as eyes ever beheld. The delight of the crowd, at this transformation, was in tense,' and repeated shouts rent the air : ' Give us La Parislenne' echoed from all sides, and as soon as a silence could be obtained again, that clear rich voice uttered thsse inspiring words : Puple Fraccais, people dc braves. La Liberte rouvre se bras. He was then conducted to the spacious chapel, and there he held an audience of one thousand persons spell- bound for two hours, by one of the most interesting autibiojTauhies that it was ever our lot to hear. ' " " Born in Paris, of wealthy parents, he had in early life been thoroughly educa ted at the. University of Wirtemberg, and received the Master's degree. - He soon after joined the fortunes of Napo leon, and with the rank of lieutenant, he was with birr, during all bis campaigns in Egypt, in Italy, in Austria, in Russia, and at Waterloo. ITis account of scenes in these battles, and Lis description of places and cities, were expressed in choice and graphic terms, and on being compared with his tory, were found to correspond in every particular. He related many unwritten and . curious incidents iu the life of Na poleon, which had come under his ob servation, and finally closed with a touching account of his own career after the oattle of Waterloo. In the terrible route that followed that memorable event, his detachment was chased by a body of Prussian huzzars, and, becom ing scattered in the night, he wandered for three days and nights in the woods and by places without food or drink. . The chase being at length given over, the poor Frenchman sat down weary and sick with his wounds, and ready to die by the roadside. A humane Dutch girl, discovering him in this situation, brought him refreshments and cordials, and among the latter a flask of the best brandy. ' Here,' said. the old soldier, was the beginning of my woes. That angel of mercy, with the best of motives, brought me, in that flask, a deadly foe, which was to prove more potent for evil to me than all the burning toils of the Egypt ian campaign, or the intolerable frosts and snows of the Russias more fatal than the cannon of 73 battles which kindled in me a thirst more insatiable than that which forced me to open my veins on the desert sands of the East. Till that day I had never tasted strong drink. I had uttered a vow in my youth to abstain from it, aud to that vow T owed my life. For not one of all my comrades who indulged in the use of it, survived the horrois of ihe Evptian cam - paign. ' But as I lay in anguish, longing for death, and momentarily expecting his approach, a sweet face appeared to me, wearing an expression of deep pity and sympathy for my sufferings, and I could but accept, without inquiry, whatever she gave. She gently raised my head and wiped, with her handkerchief, the dampness of my brow, and administered the cordial to my lips It relieved me I looked around, my eourage, my lave of life returned. I poured forth my gratitude in burning words, and called down the blessings of Heaven. Ignorant of what it was that so suddenly inspired me, as soon as my spirits flagged I cal led for more. I drank again and again; for three weeks her loved voice soothed j me, and litr kind hand administered to my wants. As soon as my strength was sufficient ly recovered, fearing that some enemy might still be lurking near, I bade her adieu with many thanks and tears, sought the sea side, and embarked as a common sailor on the first vessel that offered, and have followed the sea ever since. My fatal thirst has ever accompanied and cursed me, in port and on deck this foe has debased me, ami kcptiuc from nil chance of promotion. . Oh, how often have I, in the depths of my heart, wished I had died on the field of Waterloo, or breath ed out my life in the arms of my gentle preserver. Six weeks ago I was wreck ed in the packet ship Clyde, off the coast of New Brunswick. I have wandered on foot through Canada and New Hamp shire, singing for a few pennies, or beg ging for bread, till I met your sympathy to-day. How do these college walls, and this noble band of students recall to recollection tho scenes of - former years.'. : The emotion of the stranger for a mo ment overcame his voice, and when he resumed the t ars were still coursing each other down his checks.' I know not why God should direct my steps hither ; but gentlemen, this is the beginning of a new life in me, and here in His presence, and in that of these witnesses, I swear, as I .hope to meet you in Heaven, never to taste a drop of alcohol in any form again.' Prolonged and deafening cheers fol lowed these words, and I noticed many a moist eye. A collection was immedi ately made, and more than fifty dollars was put in his hands. As he ascended to the coach to take his departure, he turned to the excited multitude that sur rounded him, and said : 'It is but justice that you should know my name. - I am Lieutenant Lan nes, a newphew of the great Marshall Lannes. May God bless you all fare well ! ' . As these youths thoughtfully returned tolh.-ir accustomed pursuits not a few resolved ia thir daepoBt souls that tem perance and virtue should ever mark their character, and that the soldier's vow should be theirs. HISTORY OF THE CORSET. j The corset had its origin in Italy, and was introduced from that country into France by Catharine de Medicis ; Mary S.uard and Diane dc Poitiers did not, however, follow the fashion, but it was at once admitted by all the ladies of the French court that it was indispensable to the beauty of the female figure, and was, therefore, adopted by them. The corset was, however, in those days in its infan cy, and it assumed, mere of the rough character of a knight's cuirass. - The frame was entirely formed of iron, and the velvet which decorated the exterior hid a frightful and cumbersome machine. This state of things, so detrimental to health, and the cause of so much per sona inconvenience, not to say torture, could not last long ; and the artizans of those days contrived to give more plia bility and lightness to the metal, and pre pared the way by degrees for whalebone. But as reformers are always slow, the cold iron continued to clasp the warm hearts of the fair wearers lor a long time in its embrace, and even contrives to ex ist to the present day under the name of buc and who can blame its pertinacity? The corset found favor in the eyes of of Louis XIV. - In the following reign, however, the corset was thrcatned with banishment from toilet. Fashion took a , rural and simple turn, and was almost guided by the taste of the painter of the day, Boucher, in whose pictures many of the court celebrities figured as shepard and shepherdesses. Rut when the pain ters departed, fashion returned to the eccentricities of former times. During the Revolution the corset was again for gotin, and under the Directory it was completely interdicted by the fashionable world. The belles of the day took a classic turn, and aped the Roman dress the totra, sandal, &c. The empire de i thronged the classic fashion, but without 1 takinj the corset in favor. High waists were in favor, and la mode reelled in a tate certainly the reverse of prudery. Everything has its day and its fall, and with the fall of the empire fell also the waist; and then eame, which since that time has continued uninterruptedly in fa vor. London Court Journal. Vkkt Ukgalaakt. An old-fashioned naval captain stood up to go through a ;j country dance, with a very fine lady, who was shacked to observe that ha huge and warm hands were not covered accordiug to etiqut lie. " Captaiu," said his fair partner," ' you have not got your gloves on." " Oh, never mind, m t'am !" answered the commander, " nevermind, I can wash my hand when we've done." THE SIOUX WARRIOR'S RACE FOR LIFE. During the Summer of 18 , soon af ter ihe difficulties with the Winnebago Indians had been amicably adjusted by a visit of one of their chiefs to Washing ton accomplished by Governor Cass, a Sioux Indian, while out hunting by the nicuih of the Root river, shot and scalp ed a Winnebago, which act he attempt ed to justify by saying that the Winne bago had wrapped around his person the blanket of an Indian who, a short time previous had murdered his brother. The Winnebagocs became indignant at the act, and two thousand of them as sembled at Fort Crawford, and demand ed of Col. Taylor the procurement and surrender of the murderer. The officers of the fort, apprehensive that difficulties might arise with this factious tribe, if their demands were un attended to, concluded to make an effort to obtain the murderer. A ccordingly an officer was despatched to demand him of the Sioux nation, who immediately gave him up, an i he was brought down the river and confined at Fort Crawford. Soon alter his arrival at the fcrt, Ihe Winnebairoes again asserr.bled and insist- ed upon an unconditional sunender of the prisoner to them, which Col. Taylor relused to make, but dispatched Lieut. 11. and Dr. Eluise, the surgeon of 'he gar rison, to have a talk with them upon the subject. At length Lieut. 'II.. proposed that the Indian should have, a chance for his life in the following manner : Two weeks from that lime he was to he led out upon the prairie, and in a line with him ten paces off, was to be placed on his right and left, twelve of Ihe most expert runners of the Winnebago nation, each armed with a tomahawk and a scalp ing knife. At the tap pf the drum the Sioux should be free to start for the home of his tribe, and the Winnebagoes free to pursue, and capture and scalp him if they could. To this proposal the Winnebagoes ac ceded al once, and seemed much pleas el wiili tho anticipation of jjreat sport, its well as an easy conquest of the prisoner, whobe confinement in the garrison during two weeks they believed would prostrate whatever running qualities he possessed. Their best runners were immediately brought in, and trained every day in full sight of the fort. Lieut. R. who had warmly enlisted in the cause of the Sioux, determined to have his Indian in the best possible trim. Accordingly Eluise tock him in charge prescribing his diet, regu lating his hours of repose, and directing the rubbing of his body with flesh brush es immediately befoie he went on parade ground to perform his morning and eve uing trainings. In fact so carefully was he trained and fitted for the race (f life and death that he was limed upon the parade ground the fourth day before the race, and performed Ihe astonishing feat of forty-one miles in two hours apparent ly without fatigue. The day at length arrived. Thou sands of Indians, French, Americans and others had assembled to witness the scene, In fact, it was regaided as a gala-day by all except the avenger of his brother Sioux. Lieut. R. on the part of Ihe pris cner, and the celebrated war chiefs War- kon-shutes-kee and Pine Top, on the part of the Winnebagoes, superintended the arrangement of the parties on the ground. The point agreed upon for starting was upon the prairie, a little to the North of Prairie du Chien, and a few rods from the residences then occupied by Judge Lockwood, while the race course ran along Nine Mile Pra'rie, streclhing to the North and skirting the shore of the Mis sissippi. The Sioux appeared on the ground, accompanied by a guard of soldiers who were followed by twenty-four antagonists, marching in Indian Cle, naked with the exception of the Indian breech- let. Their ribs were painted white, while their breasts were adorned with a num ber of hciroglyphical paintings. Across the face alternate stripes of black and white were painted in parallel lines, ex tending from the chin to tho forehead. The hair was platted into numerous thongs, fringed with bells, and tasseled with a red or white feather, while iheir moccasins were corded lightly around ihe hollow of the foot, as well as around the ancle, with the sinews of the deer. ' In the right hand each carried a (oma j hawk, while the left grasped the sheath , l hat contained the scalping-knife. i The prisoner was abou; twenty-three ' years of age, a little less than six feet in J height, of a muscular and a well propor tion contour, aud manifested in the easy i movements of his body, a wiry and agile j command of his muscular powers. His J countenance presented a van an J a hag ! gar J appearance, as he stood uon the "!-ground owing pnrily to the rigid discip Mine he had undergone in training, and ' partly to his having painted his face 'black, with the figure of hore slim in wI,il uI'on l'is forehead, which denoted that he was condemnid to die. with the privilie of making an effort to save his life by flettness. Around his neck ho wore a narrow b Itof wampum, to which was appended the scalp he had taken from the Winnebago. Soon after they had formed in a line, Lieut. 11. came up and took one of the moccasins off the Indian, and shewed the chief that he thought it contained a thin plate of shsfcl, and abked if he objected to it, io which ho replied that he might carry all the iron he pleased. Lieut. R. having noticed at the same time that the countenance of the Indian presented a downcast and melancholy appe:rance, requested Dr. Eluise to come forward, who, after examining his pulse, reported that he was much excited, and that his nerves wen- in a tremulous condition. Lieut. R. immediately took him by the arm and led him out some distance from the line, when he asked him through his interpreter if he was afraid to lun ; to which he replied that he was not afraid to run with any Winnebago on fojt,' hut he was afraid he could not outrun all the horses that were mounted by armed In dians. The Lieutenant saw at once the the cause of his alarm, and informed him that they should not Interfere. He in tended to ride the fleetest hurse upon the ground and keep near him, and as he was well armed, would see that no horse man approached with hostile intention. At this announcement the countenance of the Indian brightened up with a smile: his whole persou seemed lifted froai the ground as he turned to his pusition in the line with a stalwart stride. The chiefs and Lieut. It soon after mounted their horses and took a position directly in the rear of the prisoner. Spectators were removed froni the front, when Lieut. R. gave the signal ; the blow had scarce ly reached the drum, when the prisoner darted from his antagonists with aboun I that placed him beyond the reach of the whirling tomahawk. When the race was under way many of his antagonists ran with great fleetness for a mile, when the distance between tliora and the Sioux be gan lo widen rapidly, showing the supe rior bottom of the latter, acquired by the discipline of the white man. At the end of two miles the la-t of the contending Winnebagoes withdrew from Ihe chase ; there was nol an Indian horse on the grcund that could keep up with him after he had gone the first half mile. Lieut. R., finding his steed much fatig ued, and the prairie free from enemies, reined up. The Indian did not look be hind nor speak as far as he was followed or seeu, but kept his eye steadily fixed upon the white flags that had been placed at distances of half a mile apart, in order that he might run upon a straight line. It was soon reported by the Winneba goes thai ho had been killed by one of their boys, who had been secreted by order ofWar-kon-shutcs-kee, beneath the bank of the river, near the upper end of Ihe prairie. This, however, proved not to be true. The boy had shot a Winne bago, through mistake, who like himself, had been treacherously secreted for the purpose of intercepting Ihe Sioux, who a few years ago was present at a treaty made by Gov. Doty with the Sioux na tion. He had then but recently acquir ed the rank of chief. He requested Gov. Doty lo inform him where Lieut. It., and Dr. Eluise were at that lime, and was told that both had died in Florida. He immediately withdrew from the conven tion, painted his face black and depaited to the woods : nor could he be prevailed upon to come into the convention until he had gone through the usual ceremony of fasting and mourning for the dead. Ga lena (III.) AdvertiMr. FAULT FINDING. We generally find that those who are most attentive to their own faults, are most observant tJ the faults of others, and most harsh in passing them. Is it kind, is it right, is it just, to catch every passing word spoken at random, or acts right as to principle, if wiong as to ex pediency, color them highly, distort or mangle them, and then hold them up to the gaze of the world, a base, design ing, dtceptivc, criminal ? If we did but vje the base motives by which our more specious actions have been defined, we should all blush and be confounded ; and like those wiio accused the sinful woman before the-Savior, would Cad other employment than that of easting stones at our neighbors. Honesty and fame are dear to u-.; as life, and can we, by a smile, or a shrug, oi a f.ilse aud wicked iuJnu.uion or word, deprive oth ers of that, in defence of which wo would shed enr heart'. blool ? ' S nsu have no bean, no sensibility, none of the milk of hum an kindness. Better far be- a tiger, for 'lis their nature to des'.ioy, than ba in the shape of a man with a tiger's heart and propensities. S. mu:h for a pHs-in; though-. 0'iio '' '. ARISTOCRATIC THIEVING CRIME IN HIGH QUARTERS. The Boston Daibj Hull, of June 21st, lists the followi-ig article : The daughter of an eminent Southern Senator has been for some time past vis iting at an aristocratic house on Bea::on street. The Udy possesses rare beauty, aud has figured largely at balls and par ties, where she has always received marked attention. The position of the gentleman at whose house She is sojourn, ing, as well as her father's rank, have of course admitted her freely to the highest social circles, and wherever she has gone, it is stated that, she always has gained praise for her accomplishments and winning manneis. It has been no-1 ticed (hat she wears very expensive jew- dry, but nothing more, perhaps than her station would justify. How some of that jewelry was obtained, we will now inform reader; One day last week this ycung lady, in company with the gentleman's wife at whose house she is stopping, visited a large and well known establishment on Washington street, and examine 1 sever al articles of costly jewelry. She re mained some time, but did not purchase anything, promising, however, to call in again. After she had left, the clerk who had waited upon Ihe young ladies noticed that a valuable diamond bracelet was missing, and informed the proprietors of the fact. The same day the young ladies went to the most extensive, jewelry establish mcnt in Boston, and the senatorial dnm sel exhibited this verv bracelet to the clerk in attendance an 1 inquired its val ¬ ue. He recognised the private mark of the establishment frcm which it had been stolen', and thinking it a suspicious cir cumstance that the owner of so valuable a bracelet did not know its worth, he shortly after gave infoimation to the firm from which it had been abstracted. Here the fact of the theft became ap parent; and it so happened that the es blishment which the fair thief visited had a short time previous mitred a dia mond pin worth four hundred dol!arsj and it was thought possible that the same lady might have stolen both articles. Accoidingly a member Irom each estab lishment repaired to the house on Beacon street at which she tarries, and desired to see the young lady. She appeared, and marvelous to relate, she had on her person the identical pin and bracelet that had disappeared ! There was nothing to be said iu explanation or extenuation. There was the thief, there were the stolen goods in her possession. A plainer or more flagrant case could not be imagined. The young lady was of course all tears and hysterics, and the other inmates of the house were all amazement and regret. The gentleman of the house offered to p ty any sum of money, no matter how large, in order to have the affair settled.. He was informed that money was not what was wanted. All thai was desired were the missing articles, and these were immediately ta ken off and returned to the owner. Thus ended the matter for present, and it was confidently hoped that this aristocratic peccadillo would never see the light The names of Ihe various parties are in our possession, but for certain reasons they are suppressed for the present. A VERY TOUGH STORY. Sixty yoke of red bulls , according to to the Frontier 2ws, were seen last week, by an old lady in Kansas, hitched to an empty wagon, which was mired in the s.reets of this city. The team reach ed entirely from hill to hill, across one of our valleys, vulgaily called guts. The wagon being very tight in the mud, refused to move ; the consequence was, when that portion of the team on the lead, over on the other hill, spread them selves in a strong pull, and straightened the chains, that twenty-seven yoke of the bulls in the centre were suspended in the air.'by their necks, something less than fifty feet above ground. We did not see it, but understand that a pro file view was taken on the spot for the Xeies office. Kansas City Enterprise. Moral Chabactks. There is uothing i w lich adds so much to the beauty and j po.ver of a man as a good character. It dignifies him in e.-ery station, exalls him m every peuod ot inc. ucu a cnarac- tL-r is more to be desired than everything j else oil eann. io set e iwi, uu nuui-n-I ing tycopha it, no trea.-herous honor I seeker, ever bore such a character ; the .i x- .. :i . ...! - 1. pure joys of righteousness never spring' j in such a ptrson. If young rain but 1 knew how much a good character would i dignify and exalt Ihem, how glorious ! would make their pros.iects even n this life ; never should we Gni them yielding to the groveling and base-l orn purpose of human nature. ! -T-. ; ... Lr , - If thy heart is in the Highlands u is not here. "THE HAPPIEST DAY IN MY LIFE " The ancients certainly made a great nrstake in not choosing Niobe for the Goddess of marriage. Hymen is by far toojotly, he is all smiles more of the hyena than the crocodile; Whilst Niobe is just as she ought to be all fears. There neer yet was a marriage that was not a perfect St. Swithin affair. No one unless he has the sou! of gutta percha, thoroughly water proof should think of going to a' wedding with less than two pocket handkerchiefs ; and even then, a 'sponge is better adapted to the "joyful occasion." Men take wives as they do pills, with plenty of water excepting, indeed, when the " lit tle things' are well gilt. If a kind of matrimonial barometer were kepi in each family, and its daily indications as to the state of the weather at the fireside actu ally registered, we have no doubt that on the average being taken, the follow ing result would be arrived at : BernSE MiaitliCK...... Dl-KINO MlHKUCI ...... -ArTxa Marsio ....... ....Fair . .Stormy. Meteorologically speaking, it would be highly interesting could we arrive at a knowledge of the cxaet amount of "doo" prevailing during courtship. . Nobody can feel more truly wretched than on the happiest day of his life. A wedding is even more melancholly than a funeral. The brLe weeps for everything and nothing. At first she is heart broken, because she is about to leaye her Ma and Pa ; then because she hopes and and trusts George will always love her ; and, when no other excuse is left, she burst into tears because she is afraid he will not bring the ring with him. Mam ma, too, is determined to cry for the least thing. Her dear, dear girl is going away, and she is certain something dreadful is about to happen. - At church the water is laid on at eye service; indeed the whole party looked so wretched no one would imagine that there was a "happy pair" among them. When papa gives away his darling'child, he does it with as many sobs aj though . he were handing her over to the fiercest . polytfamwf ninn Henry VIII., instead of bestowing her on one who loves his "Iamb,' regardless of the "mint" sauce that accompanies her. The bridegroom snivels, either because crying is catch ing, or because he thinks he ought for decency's sake, to appear deeply moved; and the half dozen bridesmaids are sure to be all weeping, because everybody eh weeps. When the parly return home, however, the thoughts of the break fast cheer ihem up a little ; and the bridesmaids in particular feel quite re signed to their fate. As if they had grown hungry by crying, or the leais had whetted their appetite, they drown tneir cares for a while in the white soup tureen. Then the father gets up, and, after a short and pathetic eulogium upon the virtues of that " sweet girl," whom ho loves as hif own flesh and blood, thumps the table, and tells the company that " any one who would not treat her prop erly would be a scoundrel." Upon this every one present turns round to look and frown at the wretched villian of the bridegroom, and then they all fall to weeping again. But so strongly has ' the feeling sel against the new son-in-law, that it is only by a speech of the deepest pathos, that he can persuade the company that he has not the least t'ioit"ht of murdering or indeed evn assaulting his wife. At last, the mother, bride and bridesmaids retire to say, "Good-bye," and have a good cry all together up stairs. Then the blessing and the weeping begin again with re newed vigor. The bridesmaids cry till their noses are quite red, and their hair is as straight as if they had been bathing. And when the time comes for the "hap py pair" lo leave in order to catch the train for Baltimore bridegroom, brides maids, and every soul in the house, all' cry, even down to the oil coek, " who knowed her ever since she were a baby in long clothes," as if theyouag couple were about being " transported for life" in a literal rather than the figurative sense of the term. Editor of the Bach' elor. it,v ani ihe doctor as little as possi- i ticy W0UU live longer, suffer less, anj pay j:,., for the- privilege." j j Solomon knew several things, allow- ! ing for his age, but I could teach h m ; " Thekk is no country in the world," says a coteniporary, " where people are so ajJicted to the medicine eating pro- ; pellsj,y tiie United States. It has Town to a perfect mania a disease of itself. The fact is, Nature never design ed the huinau body to be such a recept acle of modieine. If men would but tudy the laws of nature, diet properly instead of excessively, be regular in their habits, instead of regular in their doses, use common seuse slid coid water free- "VIVE LA HUMBUG"—BARNUM'S SHOW OF "HANDSOME WOMEN!" What lady is n't handsome ? - Bar num, the ungallant humbug, pretends that some are not, and offers a premium of one thousand dollars, to be presented to the handsomest womaa in America ! Now, stop ! don't go to " fixing up " those raven tresses, or slyly pseping into the mirror, while you go to see whether your hat will do to go to New York. Barnum do n't wart you there in person. "Do n't want me there? How d'ye think Barnum, or anybody else, can tell whether I am handsome or not, unless he sees me V - "He wants your daguerreotype only." "Well, and what then?" ' "Why, you see, on or about thVl5tli of October, Barnum will have a commit tee of excellent judges of beauty, to ex amine the daguerreotypes, and a premi um of one thousand dollars will be awarded the handsomest one, $300 to the next, $200 lo the third, $150 to the fourth, to the six next $100 esch, then $20 each to the succeeding ninety,' and $100 each to one hundred seventh-rate beauties. - Well, I see by the smile on your lip, and the brilliant glance from your eye, that you intend to send your daguerreotype; but bear one thing in mind, send it under a fictitious name." "For what purpose? I have done nothing at which I need blush."- 1 "You can't say that after you've1 sent your daguerreotype ; besides, you don't want to have everybody dodging around your house after the 15th of October, trying to get a sight of ' the handsomest woman ia America.' " Cine. Leader. A GOLDEN THOUGHT. We know not the author of the follow ing, but it is pretty : . -, , " Nature will be reforted. ' All things are engaged in writing her history. The planet, the pebble goes attended by its shadow. The rolling rock leaves its scratches on the mountain, the river its channel in the soil, and the animal its bones in the stratum ; th fern and leaf their modest epitaph ia th coL "The falling 'rop makes its sculpture in sand or st' ne ; not a footstep in the snow, or along the ground but prints in characters more or less lasting, a map of its march; every act of the man inscribes itseli on tne memories of its face. - The air is full of sounds, the sky of tokens ; the ground is all memoranda and sigratures, and every object is covered over with hints, which speak to the intelligent.". Chxwisq Tobacco. Consumers of the weed will please "chaw" the follow ing from the Worcester, Mass., Tran script. . :.'.:. We noticed a man about our streets, collecting into a bag, old stumps of ci gars. . In our large cities, the collecting of old cigars is nlade a lucrative business, as they are readily purchased by tobac conists, and manufactured into fine cut chewing tobacco. . A funeral took place at Scottswood on the I Oth inst, attended with some pecu liarity. A man named Olcott, who had a mill near that place, was burried on that day ; and the services were atten ded by two women, both claiming to be the lawful wife of the deceased, and each with a family of children. The specta cle is said to have been as sad as it was singular. - Bussisgs which we have slighted when in our possession, are more highly prized when there is danger of our being deprived of them ; and our hearts are more keenly . toushed by the anticipa tions of loss than by the fullness of enjoy ment. . ' ' Lovx the moon, for she shines in the night, to give us light in the dark, where as the sun only shines in the day time, where there is plenty of light, and his assistance U not wanted. Such is the difference between real and false charity. " Mother, I'm afraid a fever would ge j hard with me." , " Why my son ?" ' 'Cause you see, mother I'm so small that there wouldn't bo room for it to turn." Th editor of the Southern Democrat says that he is "acquiring flesh: If i he is, we expect that he steals it from the butcher or some neighbor s meat house. Prentice. Jeffersos is said to have trembled for his country when he remembered that ' God is J ust !' If he had lived till this time, he would have shook all over at such a recollection. 'Tis the fancy, not the reason of things, that makes us so uneasy. It is not the place nor the condition, but the mind alone, that can make anybody hap py or miserable. Tiioss who excel in strength are not the most likely to show contempt of weakness. A man does not depisc th weakness of a ehild.