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Pl Bl TSilF.n liV CHFIKC ILOCE. ) VOL. 4 0, NO 1. 51 'IBrrklij Amilq Sounml, Hfitoffb 'Iir .fim'tDniilgrifulttirf, Ijtfrntarr, duration, -.lornl- W A 11 R EN, T II U 'SI B If L L COUNTY OJiro WEDNESDAY SirtrlliAtnrr, .anb tl;e Hrras rf AUGUST 22,- 1355. tl;t Daq. - TERMS: ONE BOIXAB AND JPU'TT CENTS FEB A9WVM, UL ADVANCE. WHOLE NO: 8029. t Poetry. From the Ln:ulon Farmer Magazine. THE HARVEST HYMN. Gd of ike rolling rear! to Th?e Our song ehallrise, irhose bounty oura In many a gixxtly gift.ith frt . Ami liberal haud.feur Autumn stores; Ka&retlingf of our floclc we alw. No soaribg clouds of incense rise. But on Thy hallowed shrine we lay Our grateful hearts in McriGce. Borne on TIi hreatli.the lap of Spring Was heaped with many a tt looming flower; And smiliu? Summer jnyel t iiring Tbe muhi.ieind the pentle shower; . And Autumn ''ttich luxuriance now. The ripening teed, the-tartin7 shell. The go Men sheaf and lad en e J l-ouU, . The story f Thy bounty tell. No tueuial throng, in princely dome, II ere wait a titled lord's leriest,. Bat many a fair and peace fu' home Hath found Thy peaceful dove a guest; No groves of palm our fields adorn, No myrtle shades or orange bowers, But rustling meads of golden corn, And fields of waring grain arc ours. Safe in Thy care, the landscape o'er. Our flocks and herds securely stray; No tyrant master claims our store. No ruthless robber rends away; No fierce Tolcano's withering shower. No fell simoon, with poisonous hreath. Nor huruiug sun with baleful power. Awake the fiery plagues of death. And here shall rise cur song to Thee, Where lengthened vle anl pastures lie. And streams go singing wild and free. Beneath a Mae and smiling sky ; Where ne'er ws reared a mortal throne. Where crowned oppressors never trod. Here at the throm of Heaven alone. Shall man in reverence bow to God. LET THE HEART BE BEAUTIFUL. &o the heart, the heart is beautiful, I care not for the face, I ask not what the form may lack Of dignity or grace; the mind le filled with glowing thoughts And the soul with sj mpatny. What matter though the cheek be pale, Or the eye lack brilliancy. Though tfce cheek, the cheek is beautiful. It soon znay lose its bloom, . And the lustre oT the eye 1 quenched ' In the darkness of the tomb; But the glory tf tue mind will live. Though the liioom of life depart. And oh! the chj.mi can never die Of a true and noble heart. : The lips that e'llMlf-ffhta Have a beriv all their awn For gentle wwls sire sweeter far ' Than mus-c's softest tone; And though Vhe voice be harsh or shrill Thcx bids th oppressed go fiee. And soothes the woes of the sorrowing one. That voicv it sweet to me. Choice Miscellany. (From the Sandusky City Virror. THE LOST BOY. AN INCIDENT IN THE OHIO PENITENTIARY BT iHE VtlDCX. I bad been but a few months in chanre o of the prison, -when my attention was at tracted to, and deep interest felt in th numerous beys and young men who were confined therein and permitted to work in the same shops with old and harden ed convicts. This interest was increased on every evening, as I saw them con- gregated in -gangs, marching to their J meals, and thence to their g'oomy ! oearooms, wnica are more lite uvinr sepulchers, with iron shrouds, than sleeping apartments. These young men and boys, being -shortest in height, brought up the rear of the companies as they marched to the terrible 'lock step,' and consequently more easily .attracted attention. To see many youthful forms and bright countenances mingled with old and hardened scoundrels whose vis ages betokened vice, malice and crime, was sickening to the soul. But there was om among the boys, a lad bout seventeen years of age, who bad partic ularly attracted my attention ; not from anything superior in his countenance or general appearance, but by the look of utter despair wlrch ever sat upon his brow, and the silent uncomplaining man ner in which he submitted to all the hardships of prison life. He was often complained of, by both officers and men. "and I thought unnecessarily, for 'light and trivial offences against the rules, of propriety; jet he seldom had any ex cuse or apology, and nev r denied a charge. He took the reprimanl, and once a punishment, without a tear or a murmur, almost as a matter of couisc, seemingly thankful that it was no worse. .He had evidently seen b tier days, and enjoyed the light of home, parents and friends,.if not the luxuries of life. But tbe light of hope seemed lo have gone out his heafth was poor his face pale his frame fragile and no lire beamed in his dark grey eye ! I thought every night, as Iaw him maich to his gloomy . bed, that I would go to Lim and learn Lis history but there "were so many duties to perfoiin, somuch lo learn and to do, that, day after day passed, and I would neject him having meiely learned thai liU name wasArthur Lamb, and that his crime was buiglary and larceny, indicating a very bad boy for one so young, lie had already been mere a y ar, and had two more io serve " He never could outlive his seaumee, and his countenance indicated that he felt it. Me worked at stoae-eutting, on the Slate House hence my opportunities for see- drew from him, in substance, the follow silent j,,,, s;01y : in' liim we e less than if lie had worked the prison yard still his pale sad hice haunted tut day and night, and I reolv ed thai on the next Sabbath, as he came from school, I would end for him and learn his history. It-happened", howev er, that I vyis one day in a store, waiting for the transaction of some business, and having picked up an old newspaper, 1 read and re-read,"w!;ile delayed, until at last my eye fell upon an advertisement of "A Lost Doy ! Information wanted ol a boy named Arthur ," (I will not g:ve. his real name, for perhaps he is still living;) and then followed a description of the by, exactly corresponding with that of the young convict, Arthur Lamb. Then there was somebody who cared lor the poor boy, if indeed it was him ; per haps" a mother, his father, his brothers and sisters, who were searching for him. The advertisement was nearly a year old, yet I doubted not ; and as soon as the convicts were locked up, I sent for Arthur Lamb. He came, as a matter of course, with the same pale uncomplaining face and hopeless gait, thinking, no doubt, that something had gone wrong, and been laid to his charge I was examining the Convict's Rejns trr when l.e came in'; and hen I looked up, there he stood, a jierfect image of despair. I aeked him his name. lie re plied : , "Arthur." "Arihur what?'' said I sternly. "Arthur Lamb," he answered hesi tatingly 'Have you a father or a mother liv- ing?" His eye brightened his voice quiver ed, as he exclaimed "Oh! have you heard from mother? Is she alive? is she well?" and tears, which I had never seen him shed before, ran like great rain drops down his cheeks. As he became calm :rom suspense, I told him I had not heard frutn his parents', but that I had a paper I wished him to read. He took the advertisement which I had cut from the paper, and as he read it ex claimed : "That's me ! that's me V and again sobs and tears choked his utterance. 1 assured him that the advertisement was all I could tell him about his pa rents, and that, as it requested informa tion, I desired to know what I should write in reply. The advertisement di rected information to be sent to the edi tor of the Christian Chronicle, at New York. " Oh. do not write !" be said, "it will break poor mother's heart !" I told him I must write; and that it; would be a lighter blow to his mother's j feelings, to know where lie was than the ' terrible uncertainty which must haunt! her mind day and ni"ht. So he con- Sl.nted; and taking him to my room, I His father was aresrectable and weal- thy mechanic in an interior town of the Siate of New York. At the holding of the state Agricultural Fair, in his native town, he got acquainteM with two stran- ger boys, older than himself, who per suaded him, to run away from home, and go to the West. He foolishly consented, with high hopes of happy times, new scenes aud great fortune ! . They can;; as far as Clev eland, where they remained several days. One morning the other two boys came to his room early, and showed him a large amount of jewelry, kc, which they said they had won at cards during the night. Knowing that he was in need of funds to pry his board, they pressed l im to take some of it for means to pay his landlord. But before he had dispo-ed of any of it, they were! all three arrested for burglary, and as a! of the properly laken from the store which had been robbed was found in his possession, he too was tried, con victed and sentenced. He had no friends, no money, and dared not to write home; so, hope sank within him he resigned himself to his fate, never expecting to get out of prison, or see his parents again. Up n inqu'ning of the two young con victs who came -with Lim on the same charge,. I learned that what Arthur had stated wastrictly true, and lhat his crime was keeping bad company, leaving his home, and unknowingly receiving stolen goods. Questioned separately, they all told the same story, and.left no doubt in my mind of Aithur's innocence. Full of compassion for the unfortunate little fel low, I sat down and wiote a full descrip tion of Arthur, his condition and history, as I obtaiued it from him, painting the horrors of the place, the hopelessness of bis being reformed there, tven if guilty, and the probability of his never living out his sentence, aud describiiif the pro cess to be used to gain his pardon. This I stt according to the directions in the advertisement. But wetk after week passed, and no answer came. The boy daily inquired if I had heard from his 't j Those who know Gov. Wood, will nol wonder thai he was easily prev iled up portion i oa m suc'' n case ; and the pardon was mjiher; until at lail "hope long defened seemed to. make Jiis heart i-ick," and again he drooped and pined. At last a letter came such a letter ! It was from the llev. Dr. Bellows, of New York. He had been absent to a distant city, but the J moment he read my letter the good man responded. The father of the poor boy had become almost msane on account of his son's long and mysterious absence. He had left his former place of residence, had moved from city to city, from town to town, and traveled up and down the. country seekiig the loved and the lost ! He had spent h most of a handsome fortune ; his wi.e, the boy's mother, was on the brink of the irrave, pining for her first bi:rn, and "would not be comforted." They then lived in a Western city, whith er ih'y had gone in the hope of finding or forgetting their boy !-or that a change of scene might assuage their grief. He thanked me for my letter, which he had sent to the father, a ad promised his as sistance to procure the young convict's pardon. This news I gave to Arthur; he seem ed pained and pleased hope and fear, joy and gritf.Tilled his heart alternate ly ; but from thence his eye beamed brighter, hit, step was lighter, and hope , seemed to dance, in every nerve. Days passed and at last there came a man to the prison, rushing frantically into the office, demanding to see his boy. "My boy! my boy! Oh, let me see him." The clerk, who knew nothing of the matter, calmly asked him for the name of h'rs son. "Arthur ." "No such name on our books ; your son cannot be heie.'' "lie is here! Show him to me! Here, sir. is your own mock me?" letter ! Why do you The clerk looked over the letter, saw at once that Arthur Lamb was the con vict wanted.'and rang the bell for (lie ineissenger. There is the Warden, sir; it was Lis letter you showed." Too much of a rooJ thing is often un pleasant. The old man embraced me and wept like a child. A thousand limes he thanked me, and in the name of his wife, heaped blessings upon my head. But the ra tling of the great iron door, and the jrnuing sound of its hinges indi ca ed the approach of Arthur, and I con ducted the excited parent into a side parlor. I then led his son to his em brace. Such a half shriek and agonizing groan as the old man gave, when he be- held the altered appearance of the boy. as he stood,clad in the degrading stripes," and holding a convict's cap in. his hand, 1 never heard before! I have s?en many similar scenes nnce, and become enured to them; but this one seemed as if it would burst my brain ! 1 drew up and signed a pe!ition for the pardon of the young convict; and such a deep and favorable impression did ihe Perusal of ihe letter I wrote in answer to the advertisement, make upon the direct- ors, lhat they readily joined in the peti- tion, though it was a long while before McLean consented. lie was exceedingly cautious and prudent; but the old man clung to him followed him from his office to his country residence, and there j -the presence of his family plead anew 'his cause. At length, " excited by the: earnest appeal of the fathei, the director looked over the papers again his wife, becoming inteiested, picked up the au- ; ser to the advertisement, read and then i tears came to the rescue. Mac sa:d rath- j er harshly, that the warden would let all those young rascals out if he could. granted. o Need describe the old man's joy how he laughed and wept walked and ran, ail impatient to see his son free ? j When the lad came out in citizen's drei-s, j the aged parent wa? too full for utier- ance. He hugged the released convict lo his bosom kissed him wept and prayed ! Grasping my hand he tender ed me his farm watch anything I would lake. Pained at the thought of pecuniary reward, I took the old mail's arm in mine, and his boy by the hand, and escorted ihera to the gate literally bowing ihera awav. I never saw them more ! But the young man is doing well ; and long may hi live to reward the filial affection of lis parents. This case may he but one among a hundred. Where guilt is clear, there s'.ionld be pity for youth, and some pro per means laken lo restore them to the j a.hsof rectitude ana honor. Joanna Bailhe had a great admiration ofMaculay's Roman BalUds. "But." said, some one, "do you really accout them as poetry !" Sue replied, "They are poetry, il the souuds of the trumpet be music 1 ' j ! J ! I j ! ! SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. It would be difficult to find a more s riking plc'ure of true moral sublimity, than that presented in the 'Declaration of Independence' 0f tle OTll Ameiict.n Colonies, with the fifty-six appmdi'l signatures. Never hefoie did human mind and hand give to the world a doc j ument pro lucing such results upon the phjical, ciil, intellectual, and religious wjild. Immediately prior to the dale of this instrument, Htjamiu Franklin had been exerting to llitir u'most his unri valecf diplomatic talents to allav hose feelings of animo ity'which subsisted be tween Great Britain and (he infant colo nies mutual animosity, occasioned by the former toward the latter. Notwith standing Franklin's righteous cause was so ably and eloquently advocated by tl osc two far-sighted British peers, Chrt ham and Camden, parliament was inex- orable.uny ielding. Franklin's unsucce: ful emba:ey was closed, and he directed hi. course homeward, arriving in Phila delphia in May 1775 ; he found that hos ilities had bioken "out between the colonists and the British fores. It was in the spring of 1776 that the' 1 leadi.ig statesman of America resolved to close this unhappy contest by an absolute and '; i;u.,l severance of the culouies from the j nlotl,L-r country the colonies shall be ; placed under an indenendentgovei nmcnt. No sooner than had this been determin- j ed, tlian the following members of Con igiesf are appointed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence, viz : Jef ! ferson, Adams. Franklin, Slieiman and I Livings on. This comniiltte was ap j jHiinted under the fo lowing resolutions: ! " Resolved, That these United Colonies i are, and of riglit ought to be, free and InJe-j endef.t Stales ; that all politlieal iconnec:i-n between them and Great Bri- lam is, and of right ought to be : totally i djsulved." Some discussi n was had thereon ; and when the vote come to be South Carolina weie against it. Dela- wait was divided, and New York did not vote on account of some infoimality in the instructions of her delegates. But j iy t),e lue fina d,.,.isiVe vote was to be (ilkt.n llie delates from all the colonies &en, had either received fresh intelligence, or more clear and distinct instructions, so that there were at least a concurrence of all the col )nies ; and on the 4ih of July, 17C, all tho members present, with one exception, immortalized their names by appending them lo this now mo;i re nowned of all political documents. We hav seen that a committee of five were appointed to draft this paper ; but its actual execution was by the nervous and energetic pen of that man of prescint intellect an J unparalleled acumen Thomas Jefferson. After the author has listened with some degrte of impatience to the criticism offered bv h:s collenirties. ' and submitted to a few not very material ! alterations, the instrument is adopted substau ially as first pieseuted. We need not here quote, in whole in art, the pioduclion now before us ; ' on each r.-lurn of l!.e "Glorious Fourth"! we all listen with rapt attention lo its lib erty breathing sentiment, its soul-stir ring strains, its spi.il thrilling language.! Lea. ing the document, allow us a few woids about the intrepid men who sign ed it, while English cannon were boom ing' iu their ears. British sleel irlittering u . ... . it-..i. i- .. i... ueiore. uieir eyes, aim iiacn xvericu rune dan.rh.vr over their heads. . r o a If we ccunt the names before us, we ! shall find then fifty six in number. Fif ty six! . The number is significant ! Soire one has said of it, "The greatest fifty-six the world ever saw-all Europe couki not lift it." Foremost of this grand galaxy, is the firm, undaunted, and massive signature of "John Han- ' cock." Some vvisea res would have believe that character may be read an inspection of hand-wri ing. Perhaps Hi s would be no difficult tas't if, as ihe instance now before us, there were ciicumstances sufficient to ccmpel the writer "to throw his whoh soul on point of his pen." That such was case on the occasion here brought view, is iutlieieuily evinced by the oral it-mark which immediately succeeded , . , , , T . 3 tins bold act. It isa well known histor . .... . . , ical .act, that in consequence of his reso- lute and unceasing elibrts to rouse viuiu?i--i iv ui figdiiisi uiiosu ivraiiuv, John Hancock had so much incurred .. :.. i i. . , resentment of llie home government, that a reward of one thousand pounds r had been offered for his a iprehension. ... ' r It was in allusion to this, when, having in such mammoth characters affixi-d i naiusj to the Declaration, he threw down, his pen witii the remark; " There Johnny Bull can read lhat without spec- lacles ; let him double his reward-1 fy him !" His grateful countrv is, ever will be proud of him. ' Farther along the list we meet l.has. Car lull, of CarroUon. At ; ' or; fori j -1 s - us by in to' - he the his ! , de and j withj this! time, there were to be found ia this sec- tioa of the country quite a number of I Carrols, anj m)e tlianone of these zealous in the struggles of the day, bore the Christian name of Charles. Whitf CarrcJ had simply written Cuarles'fcar- rol,' a member near him remarked : There is ot much danger for you. seeing there are others who- bear the same name." " Is there not ?" he pliedj and immediately added, of Car- rolicS, thus distinctly designating where he might be found if KingGgorge had. any special desire t see him the J Charles Carrol, who had the audacity to shake his clenched fist in the face of the growling lion. . . BO.. . . Such were the men of the time ; but where did these heroes lmil from? Which of the several bright" stars of our grand" constellation claim the honor of their na tivity ? We have enured upon this in quiry with some care, llie loliowing the result of our investigation: Vir ginia stands foremost. She gave nhie. Next comes Massachusetts with eight. Maryland is next in the train wit'h five. South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jer sey, and Connecticut, each contributed four. Delaware, New York, jind Ire land, each gave three. Rhode Island, England and Scotland two aSli. Maine, New Hampshire, and South Wales, each one. A few other facts connected with this paichment may not be entirely devoid of of interest. At the time it was signe 1, Benjamin Franklin was the- oldest man his age was seventy, he having been bora in Boston, "Massachusetts, in 1706. Edvard Rutledge, of South Carolina, was the youngest ; his age was twenty seven. He was junior to Thomas Lnch, of South Carolina, by but three months. At no great distance from the name of Hancock, we meet with the ."zigzag signalure of " Stephen Hopkins." Not wi.hunJing Mr. Hopkins belonged to theemiuenily peaceful society of Fritnds, we believe, had circumstances required it, he would nol have been slow to un sheath the sword in defence of the lib erties of his beloved country. The ven erable patriot seized the pen with a pal sied hand buL with a dauntless spirit. Some one near him at. the time, pointing to the irregularly traced au'ograph, re marked " You write with a trembling hand." Ah,"' it was instantly replied, "John Bull will find 1 havn'l got a trem bling heart.'1 Whether John Morton, of Delaware, or Button Gwinnett, of England, first de scended to the tomb, we cannot now speak confidently ; both died in 1797 Sir. Gwinnett, M iy 27 ; the day or month of Mr. Morton's death cannot row be correctly ascertained. Charles Car rol stands forth with marked peculiarity on this list. Not only is he the only one who gives his place of residence, but he was the last survivor of the illustrious b ,u3- a,,J als0 attained to a greater age tI,an any ,,f tl,e rcst' llc bcin-' at tl,e tim" of his dealh' ovtmber 14th 1832, n''"-'7-five- Thomas Lynch, one of the two youngest at the time of signing, was lle youngest in dealh ; he died in 1780' ayed thirty -one. Thomas Jeffer- t - I T I 1 V. .1. .1-1 son ami Joi.n Auams oom meu on tue 41,1 fJal! of lllt Siim " eiir- V"25 ' tl,e former at the age of eighty-three, the lal,t'r ninety one. . j ve have be-n able to ascertain the several p"es of fiftv-ihr e of these dis- tn;ruished men at the time lh( v signt d o i the Declaration. Their unite ages pre- ' sents an aggregate of two thousaud three , hundred and thirty-six years, giving an aou t0 e;"h of fly-four years and twenty seven days. T.,e aggregate ycars at death ot" fiftrtw0 "f ""s nura' b r' (the as of thu t,lhvr f,mr we hiive no n,eans of free ly ascertaining.) is three thousand three hundred and n.nely- onu : average sixty-five. Three ot these lived to be raoie lhan nin ty ; twelve more than eighty ; twenty one attained to n,ore tlian sev' nty- " lltru tIsu we look for such instances of longevity i It will be seen at once that the daring deed ihev had committed did not fright- en them to death.' Wiir did roc, Makv ? ' M ny, why ili.l vim Li-i vi in i- hand to the voung . -. ., .' :i gentleman oppo-ite, this morning .' said , e , ,. ,, - , ,, , . 1 a careful parent lo his blooming daugh- f.-llow had the impudence ' - to throw a kiss cle: r acioss the stieet to me, aud, of course, I Ihrew it back.'in- Y.u wouldn't have had me a , i i. , ; ,v.m,i,i .encourage him by keeping l., woulil , ' ; vou : " -,..., ..a,.,i riativ. u ,. l U'lMV-U'UO ' - -' - viuced that he drew an erroneous infer- ence. A kino or a prince becomes by acci- l k'nl a Part of history. A poet or an artist become by nature and necessity P:,rl ol """"""J- A lik, though it I e killed and dead can sling sometimes like a dead wap. THE MAMMOTH TREES. The followmg description of the Mam moth Trees-of California has been hand ed us aud we publish it, believing that it will interest our readers. The Mammoth Trees are in Calaveros county, California. There are about 85 of tliem in a grove contained in an-arca of about 50 acres. " The Big Tree (which was cut down and a part of the bark sent fb New York) is not the largest in the grove, but it was the largest perfect tree. R was about 95 feet iu circumference,- and measured, alter it was cut and felled, 3J0 Teet in length, wiih a stump 8 feel high. By counting the growths of the stump it .ap-J peared to be more than three thousand 3 ears old. It took five men twenty-five days to fell the. tree, which was dpne by borinii it with a large auger, and it took.1 tlu-ee week's to strip off the bark for the m M length of fifty feet. The trees have been named by the proprietor of the ground for the conveni ence of description. . , ,. - The Miner's Cabin is about GO feet in circumfettr.ee and 300 feet high. It ta pers up regularly from the extreme base to the top of the cabin, about 40 feet. It ha'- an opening in front 37 feet high and about 2 feet wide. ' The three sisters, a croup evidently from the sat.e root, are each about 300 eet high, and measure, 92 feet in cir cumference. They are perfect, and are the most beautiful growth in the grove, and are over 200 feiUo the first limb. The Pioneers'.Cabin is aome 150 feet high and i broken off. The Bachelor, very rough bark, up wards of 300 feet "high and 60 ft kreir- cumlerence The Hermit is 320 feet high, 75 circumference and L very straight. Ileicules is 353 feet high, 107 feet in circumlerence, and is the largest stand ing tree. It is estimated that i will make-, 725,000 feet of lumber. It is much burned on one side. The Hdsband and Wife are upwards of 250 feet each, and are 60 feet in cir cumference. The Family Group consists of 26 trees called the Father. Mother, and 24 Chil- I dreo. The Father was blown down j mauy years since. It measures 1 10 feet in circumference, and is upvyards of 450 ! feet long, to where it is broken, and estimated at 500 feet in all its length j when standing. It is near 40 feet I circumference at its top. It is hollow i the entire length of 300 feet, and large enough to ride into on horseback. ' A tine spring of Very cold water rises ! its roots say onj-half the tree. The Mother is 91 feet in circumference inside j of the bark, and is 327 feet high. The bark has been taken from it lo the height j of 1 16 feel, for the purpose of being sent to England.. At the top of the bark : 10 inches thick, at the bult it is 1 feet : thick. A man fell from the height 115 feet off this tree and was not killed. The 24 Children are all very near large as the Mother. The Mother and Son are 93 feet in cir cumference ; the Mother 320 feel high, j and the 300 ftet The Siamese Twins and Grandson. The twins have one trunk, but bodies seperate at 40 or 50 feet, and run up 300 feet high. The Old Maid is 60 feet in circurafer- i ence, and 250 feet high. The Hoiseback Ride is an old fallen. luillotr trunk feet lonir. throuirh ... , " , . , r , which persons ride nei-rly 150 feet. is much decayed and hurned. Uncle Tom's Cabin is about 3 )0 feet high and 95 feet in circumference. Reau y of the Forest is about 65 feet in circumlerence and 300 f.-et high. is straight, slender and free i f limbs, and has a beautiful green top. botanists say thtre are no trees in part of the country like l hem. They ! probably belong to the Cypress family, j The grove is 4550 feet above San Fr-ineisco, and 2400 feet above Mur phy's diggings. XorrUtotcn Herald. COMMONPLACE WOMEN. j Heaven knows how many simple let- ters, from simple minded women, ' ! been kissed, cherished and wept over j ,, v I men of far lofiier intellect. So it will I , , . - ! wavs be, to thrt end of tune. ItHa - ' . i lesson worth learning by these yourg : , j creatures who seek to ailure bv their complishments, or dazzle bv the-rgenius, r ' . o that though he may admire, no , . ever loves a woman for these things. He loves her for what is essentially dis i tinct from, though not incompatible ! them her woman's nature and woman's i heart, this is why we so often see ... , . ' . ., , man of high genius or intellectual power f r, , , ,, . j ,ake un(o Ilis bosom somu wavs;d flow I er, who has nothing on earth, to make worthy of him, except lhat she is so few of your " female celebrities" J a true woman, A SAD CASE-FRUITS OF GAMBLING. is in How irresistible, when once acquired, is the base passion for gambling. Few there are who, when once they hazard a sum, have courage und determination to throw off the spell that is upon them and . thus save their fortunes and their respect ability. And how many t'lousands there are who annually go down to ignominy, .and perhaps death, through their unsa lable desire to try again. We have a case in point : Barnabas Bates, an aged, and in former years an industrious, thrifty farmer, was yester day, "and the third time within a week, picked up in the street inn state of stu por. Upon search'ng him at the station house, fifteen blank lottery tickets were found in his pocket-book. He was pla ced in a cell, where he slept off the ef fects of ihe" liquor he ,had drunk, and when "s'ober" reason had assumed her swa" he experienced the most poignant "grief- . ; His-story is a lamentable one: - Bates married young, and for years eultivatedf a small farm three miles from Utica. He was industrious, honest and courted. Fortune smiled npon his efforts, and his. labors were rewarded .with bountiful crops. In time, he amassed quite a for tunesome 830,000. He was btessed with a goodly' number of sons and daughters, and bid. fair, to go down to Ins grave in peace ; Din iweive- years ao he was induced to "try his luck," and purchase a lottery ticket:, The pas-" sion once-acquired, he could not stop, and from that day to this, he has been constantly gambling in lottery tickets worthless bits of parchment. " His farm, his wife and children are all gone. The -farm for lottery tickets, his wife into her grave, and his children all married and scattered in all quarters. He caine 'to this city some two weeks since:, having in his possession the last of his worldly effet Yesterday the .List. penny was squandered, and he now stands a fair prospect of finding a home in the Peni tentiary. He remarked to Chief Morgan yesterday, that he was a ruined man, that lii'e was indifferent to him, and that he cared not what disposition was made with his case. "Yet," said the old man, "I blame no one ; 'twas my own fault ; I brought this on myself; I am 66 years old, and I know I hav'nt much longer to stay." What a lesson does this old man teach he rising generation. Albany Argu. A REVOLUTION IN BOOK AND SHOE MAKING. in is ol ; as t, I lt' It our have! by al ac- , tUU lllll UUIltllUU VI llltac IUI1V1I1IIC3, 1UI, j .. , '.' nolw.thstanding the first opposiliod. to man,, , ,. . i labor-saving machines, experience has ! . , . ; with a her what are A.few days since in Utica, a nu-r.ber of Frenchmen were negotiating for the es'ablishment in that city of a manufac tory of Boots and Shoes by machinery. The exploits of these machines are well nigh marvellous, but th3 assertions of these gentlemen are so backed up by au thentic documents as to prelude the sup- f ' position of imposition. It is said that ' the manufacture of a fine shoe will cost i but ten cents, and that of a fine boot fif- teen to twenty cents. If these things be so, lap stones and waxed ends will soon be at a discount. Specimens of coarse and fine work of tvery variety, and of most admirable finish, are shown, and the most ample guaranty is offered as " . . the matter is now public, and that im mediate steps are to be taken to organ ize a company. Tne Telegraph says that the owners are now in Washington securing a patent for their machine, and . it thus speaks of its performance : The machine is so perfect that it is only necessary lo place in it two pieces of sole and uppper leather, and in an in credibly short space of time it turns out a complete boot or shoe, as desired. We learn that a number of capitalists of this city are negotiating for the put chase of the patent, and that it is their inten tion, should they succeed in securing it, to purchase the Globe Mills and convert tin m into an extensive boot and shoe manufactory, employing some seven hundred hands. A gentleman in this city, new extensively interested in man- ufacturing, is in New York negotiating fjr the purchase of this patent. .. . . , Tim marhniPS can ha run bv women i ,, . ., , and boys, and their proper management , . , , , f does not require any knowledge of the . , . . , . , ; present way of making boots and shoes, ' 4 , : . . , The greatest hopes are entertained from . . . - . f , : Uiway9 uiauuiiioivu mii uiuiijr auu benefit. Perhaps no branch of business has for years kept so near a stand slill n j i l mo nil f'irt nr. tf Iirvtta a n A cKruku . . ! few improvements reaching that branch i . . , , , I of mechanics, and who knows but the . i,mu hq inm n-h(n an nnnrpnmpn i it stride ahead will astonish all shoemakers. Vleve. Herald. ' . Traveliso. now-a-days, consists iu living on railways, and sleeping at notels. A GENTLEMAN. Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, passed thro ' this city this morning, on his way east, remaining here ome two hours. Toledo ', Republican, 4th. . . Yes, we understand he did ; and the ' passengers in the car graced by his pres ence had a fair specimen of his animus.' At Fremont, a lady and gentleman came . aboard, and after considerable search, tho lady fonnd a seat immediately behind; mat in which Stephen A. Douglas was seated alone ; while her companion ' sought accommodations with a- stranger, on a reversed seat in front of and facing ' Douglas. Whereupon the followio con versation occurred : Douglas Look here," stranger, don't you crowd in here - - -. Traveler I find no seat having more room than this, or I would gladly take it. UouglasWt too 'warm for two in a seat. I guesa you can find room in th . other cart. ' '' "."-.. v ;. Traveler do not "think I shall try. If you have a better claim to two ttaii than I hare to wk," and will establish " that claim, I will stand np. . : . .'Without carrying his bullying prop'en- ' sities to forcible resistance, Stephen A. Douglas, the great light of the Pierce Democracy, concluded to submit to what .' he could not prevent, and the traveler look the seat, Dn.erent . treatment might be expeeted of United States Sen ators generally, but it was not in bad keeping with the author of the Nebraska treachery Sanduky Register. .' - A STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. Some one recentiTthrew a large m'aa- V tiQlog into the Genesee river, near the" falls, at Rochester, N. Y. The Union "So strongly was the sympathy of spectators excited in b half of the poor " brute, that money would have been free-" jy given for his "rescue ; ' but fhat'Vas impossible, without a great' risk of hu -man life. But a few moments were oc-' enpied in calculating the chances of the' dog. He resisted, with much power; the' tide that bore him -onward, but all to no' purpose He passed over the dam, rose to the surface and struck out sagaciously' for one of the piers of the railroad bridge.' He did not reach it, but was taken swift-.' Iy over , the Great Tails, yhe special tors, or some of them, hastened to get a" view of the river below, all hoping that the dog would yet be saved from death.' And they were not disappointed. ! In a" " few minutes after he went over he was' C seen to emerge from the boiling foam, at the bottom of ihe sheet, and strike out for the shore, which was speedily gained.' The spectators breathed freer and wel-' corned the dog to the shore withshouta! of joy." - ' Melascholt. A bachelor friend of ours says that he never attempted to make but one speech to a woman, and then did not succeed. It wis a beaaful' moonlight night, and he caught her hand ani. dropped on his knees. He only saw a streak of calico as she went over the bars. - He did not see her again for a fortnight, and then a fellow was feedings her with molasses candy and ginger cake at a circus. A PERSON recently returned from Ea- ' rope, told his friends that he had been presented at court, there. "Did you see the Queen there ?" ask-: ed one. "Wall, no, I didn't see' her, 'zactly, but I seed one of her friends a judge. . Yer see," he continued, " the court I . was presented at happened to be a police . court." A Cool Rbqobst and a Cool Answer. One very cold night a Physician, down ' east, was aroused from his slumbers, by ' a very loud knocking at the door. After some hesitation he went to the window and asked, "Who's there?" "Friend," was the answer. "What do you want?" "Want to stay here all night," "Stay- there llien," was the benevolent reply. ''Bora," said a .village pedagogue the . other day, "what is the meaning of all 4 thai noise in the school room." , " It is Bill Sikes, sir, who is all the time imitating a locomotive." " Come up here, William ; if you , have turned into a locomotive, it is high -. lime you were switched off." If the " deepest . and best affections which God has given us sometimes brood -over the heart like doves of peace they sometime suck "out our own life-blood like vampires. ' As what we call genius arises put of : the dispioporiionate power and size of a -certain faculty, so Ihe difficulty lies in harmonizing with it the rest of the char-; : acter. r'f', - , : Ir we Can still love those who have--made us suffer, we love ihera all the mote.'