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VOL. 40, N'O 17
uinilq Journal, Draofrb
fa .frrrbam, Jlgrirultarr,
literate, Miration, local
OHIO, V E D X E S 1) A V
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DECEMBER 1 2, 1 3 55.
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From the London Athenæum.
Bright ttiii.gs ran never die,
K'elt choti they fa-ie;
Beauty an-i Dloitrt-!sy
Deathless mere made;
What thuu-h the suuucer day
Passes at eve tviy;
Doth & the tnMu soft my
Silt-ace the ttight?
Brtjrht thttif can nerer die,
Saith my ihi:o0-liy;
rhtEus. though he pass by,
LeaTes us the light.
Kiud words can never die.
Cherished and I. lest:
. God knows hov deep they lie
Stored in the !reast.
Like childhood's jixcple rhymes
Paid o'er a thousand times.
Aye, in all years and climes,
Pitanl and near;
Kind words can never die,
Saith aiy philosopl.y,
Xhrep in the soul thej lie,
Gd knows how dear.
Childhood can never die
Wrecks of the past
Float ou the memory
K'en to the last.
Many a happy thine,
Many a daised spring.
Flow- on Time's ceaseless wing.
Far, far away;
Childhood can never die,
faith my xhilo.ohy;
Wrecks of our infancy,
Live on for aye.
Sweet f.tneies never die.
They leave lehind
Some fairy leewcy
Stored in the wind
Some hip; y thought or dream
Pure as day" earliest team.
Kissing the gentle stream,
In the loi.e glade.
Tet though these thin; pass by,
Stith my philosophy.
Bright thing - can never die,
K"en though thev fade.
OUR OLD GRANDMOTHER.
"I find the marks of my shortest steps
beside those of my beloved mo,uer. which
were measured by my own' s ys Alex-
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onlor tin m o c i n I c r rtAmn ruo vm .lru srr
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the sweelest imnres in tits- world He
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was revisilni'i the home of ins infancy ;,
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he as r"tracin the Itttl paths around
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it, in which he had once walked ; and
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strange flowers could not efface, and rank
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grasscould not conceal, and ci uel ploughs
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could liot obliterate, his "shortest loot-
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steps," and Lis mother s bes tie them,
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measured bv his own.
And who needs to be told whose foot-
steps they were ihat thus kept lime wiih
the feeble patu ling of chidh.Hrd s little
feet ? It was the mother behind whom
Ascanius walked "with e.iur.l steps" in
. Virgil line, but a strong, stern man who
could have borne him and not been bur-
dened ; folded him in Lis arms f.om all
danger and not been wearied; every
thing, indeed, he could have done for
him. but ja t what he needed most
c.uld not sympathy wkh him; he could
not oe a ciuia again. All ! a rare art is
that, for indeed it is an art, lo set back
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uie great oia ciock oi time, ana ue a r.oy
once more ! Man's imagination can ea-:
see the child a man ; but how hard ;
is for il lo see the man a child ; and
hcwLo had learned to glide back into
thai roy tim -. when he did not Know
that thorns were under the roses, or ihat
clouds would ever return after the rain ;
when he thought a tear could stain a
cheek no more than a drop of rain a
flower; when he fancied that the life
had no disguise and hope no bliglit at
all, has come as near as anybody can lo
discotering the northwest passage to
And ii is perhaps for this lerson that
il is so much easier lor a mother lo en
ter ihe kingdom of Heaven than il is for
the rest of the woi Id. She fancies she is
leading the children, when, a ter all, li e
children are leading b r; and they keep
her indeed where lhe river is the narrow
est and the air is the clearest ; and ihe
beckonirg of a radiant baud is so plain
ly seen flora the other side, that it is no
wonder shs so o'leu leis go her clasp j
upon the little fingers she is holding,
and goes over to the neighbors, anil Ihe
children follow like lambs, to lhe h 1 1,
for we think it onght somewhere to be
writen, "where the mother is, there wid
the children be also."
But it wsi? not of the mother wt b gan
to think, bul of the dear, old lashiuned
grandmother, whose thread of love, spun
"by hand" on lift's li.t e wheel, was
longer and stronger ilia:: '-hey make il
now, was wound about and about the
children :-he saw placing in the child
ren's arms, in a true love knot that noth
ing but Ihe shears of Alropos could sev
er; for do we not recognize the htnibs
-aonietim-fs, when summer days are over,
nnd autumn winds are blowing, as (Ley
come blea ing from the yellow fields, by
the enrason threat we wound about their
necks in April or May, anil go un o ti e
gate and lA the wan.!elers in ?
Blessed be lhe children who Lnve an
old fal.ioned grandmother. As they
hope for length of dajs l- t iheni love and
honor her, for, we cau t'.-ii them ihej
I will never find anotliti.
Jhe tick of the do k runs fairt and low.
bile opKas t ,e mysterious door, and pro
sily Ceedlo wind ii, up. We are ail on un
it loe aII(1 we beg j 4 i.i! t0 be ltd
up 0le by onet anJ lt in lbe hundredth
liaiL. upou tin cases of tlle V. rins,
auJ lhe po.,r lonely pen-lulura, which
(KS l0 alJ fl0 hy ;LS liuie diru w-ajOWf
auj ueVcr comcs oul in lhe worlJf aild
our petitions are all granted, and we are
li.teM up, and we a 1 touch with a Gii'et
Tin r: i a inrc o'd kilcl; n some -
; wli rt; in lie past, and an olJ-laliion
ctl Cre place llienin, niili snuxnii old
j mis ! suiie ; nni:li will-niiinj" kijvcs
; llial liad birn sliiirj)i-ned tht-rt, nioo.li
j wiili iranv liiile fin;-r llial have tlunir
tlit-rc. Tl.fi; art- andirons loo ; t! e
old audiruiis, wiili rirgs in the lop.
wherein nittnj temples of flame have
been built, with spires and lunets ol
I crimson. 1 here is a uroaa warn iieariu;
broad enough for three geiicraiions to
clusitr on ; worn by feet that have
been torn and bleeding by the way, or
been made "beautiful, ' and walked uj
on floors of tesseilnted gold. There are
t jns in the comer, wherewith we t,rrap-
ed a coal, and 'b'owin.; for a lii'le life,"
lighted our tirst candle ; there is a shov
el, wherewiih wire drawn forth th
flowing t tubers, in which we saw our
C.sl farcies and dreamed our first
dreams; the shovel, with which we slir
red the sleepy logs, till the sparks ru-h-ed
up (he chimney as if a forge were in
the blast below, and whed we had so
many somethings that we coveted ; and
so it was we wished our first wishes.
There is a chair a low, rush-bottomed
chair; there is a little wheel in the
corner, a big wheel in the garret, a loom
in the chamber. There are chesU full
of linen and yarn, and quills of rare pat
tern, and "samples" in frames.
And every where and always the
dear old wrinkled face of her whose firm,
elastic step mocks the feeble saunter of
her children's children the old fashion
ed grandmother of twenty years ago.
ver7 Pvidence of the old
homestead; she who loved us all. and
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toon, an tue scuovJi in tne iiunuw iui
!fcrn,ndchiWri'n ,,eide A sreHl "i""1
I sive heart was hers, btU'-ath that woolen
f or l!mt more siaIey bom azine
or iLr1 j,, of silkl.n u xlure.
lan sic ijui i uai uiuag tutiu
w.. o.... iw. i.v at fi,.
biue eyes, wi.h more ol beau'y in
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them lh..n Time could touch or Death
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do more than hide those eves that held
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boLh smiles and tears within the faintest
call ol every one of us, and son r- proof,
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i hat seemed not passion- but regret. A
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whiie tress has ecaped from beiieaili
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hersnowev can ; she h:is jul res ored a
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waiider n himb to its ruouier ; she
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lengthening tht lellu r of a vine thi was
Mr;lJ Uig ww H wiu Jlw fis hv Panu. in
Hnd'j.itked a f .ur-leaved clover fcr El-
len m!S down by the little w heel
H ,rs is ra;1Ilin;, u.r.iuh her fi..g rs
froI U.e d.-tatTs di.hevelleJ hand. wl.. n
a s1,ail Voioe clirs -(irandma ' tr.,m the
i M ri.j cra(ile anJ . Griludm;t Toin
my thou,3 from le lyp of slairs.
Gently she lets go tl thread, fo, her p
; dt;m:e is ahnost as beau;ilU, as ller char.
j. anJ she loac!les t. ,Ltie rtd baik a
m'olr,eut, till the young voyager is in a
areMni a-ain. and then directs Tommy's
,.nHVailin'' attempts lo harness the cat
the wonderiul weighu, and the miisic of
the little wheel is resumed.
Was Mary to be married, or Jane to
be wrapjed in a shroud ? S meekly
did she fold the w Lite hands ol the one
upou her still bosom, that there seemed
lo be a prayer in them there, and so
sweetly did she wreath the white rose in
the hair of the other, that one would not
have wondered Lad more roses budded
How she stood between us and nppre
bendtd haim ; how the rudest of us soil-
enec1 beneath lhe gentle pressure of her
Ltded and tremulous baud! From her
capacious pocket that hand was ever
wi.hdraw n closed, only lo be opened in
our own, wilh the nus she had gather
ed, the cherries she had plucked, the
liiile egg she had found, the "turn over"
she had baked, the trinket she had s or
ed loi us the offspring of her heart.
Well, she sang. Her voice was fee
b'e 'ind wavering, like a fountain just
ready to Ull, bill ihen how tweet loued
it was ; ard it couldn't grow sweet'T.
What "jny ol g ief ' il was to sit there
around the fire, all of us, except Jane,
that clasped a prayer to her bosom, and j
her we thought we saw, when the Lall
door was opened a moment by lhe mind;,
then we were not afraid, for wasii'ij
il her smile she wore? to sit, there j
an unci the lire, and weep over the wn-s !
lhe "U::bies in ihe oods, wiu j.ty j
down tide by side in lhe .solemn t-hutl
ows; and Low strangely gUJ we le!t !
when lhe roam red b.east covered ihem !
with leaves, and last of all when the au- j
gels look them out v( the night into day J
j We may think wbai w- willol ii now,
; but the soiiif hu.I ilie hr) Lentil around
! the kiiclu n tir liateculoiid ihe tliouylit
j and iit es i most of us ; I.hVi- giit u us
' ll.e yerms of wlialuv-r jioe'ry bleM-
Jour in-aris ; wlia!evt-r ol intriiory Moouis
in our yeverdavs. Attribute whaitver
we m.,v lo the scli. ml and lhe school
ni .sttr, ihe ras which make that Intel's
day we call lite, radiate lioin the. Ood
swepl circle of lhe hearthstone.
Then she sings an old lullaby she sang
to nioiher her mother sang lo her; but
she does not sing it through and falters
ere 'tis done. She rests her head u on
her hands, and it is silent in the old
kitchen. Something glitters down be
tween her fingers in ihe fire light, and it
looks like rain in the sunshine. Die old
grandmother is thii.king when she fir
heard ll e song, and of the voice that
sang it ; when a light h-tired and light
hearted gill, slid hung around (hat niolh
ei's chair, nor saw (he shadows of li e
years to come. 0 ! the days that are
no more ! What spell can wc weave to
bring thiin back? What words un
say, wiiai deeds undo, to set b.iek.just
this once, the ancient clock of time ?
" So a!l our liuie hnds were forever
clinging to her garments and staying
her, as if from dying, for long ago she
had done living for herself, and lived
alone in us. But the old kitchen wants
a presence to-day. and lhe rush bottom
ed chair is lenantless.
IIo'v she used to welcome us when we
weie rown, and came back once more
to the homestead.
We thought we were men and women,
but we were children there. The old
las'::ioned grandmother was blind in the
eyes, but she saw with her Iteurt. as she
always did. We threw our lorg shad
ows through the open door, and she felt
ihem, as they fell over her form, and she
looked dimly up, and saw tall shapes in
the doorway, fnd she says, '-Eiwsrd I
know, and Lucy's voice I can hear, but
who is that other. It mtlit be Jnne. for
she bad almost forio ten the folded
hands. "Oil, no, not Jane, for she I t
me see she is wai'.iug me, i n't she ?
ami the old grand rao. her wsnJereJaud
"It is another daugh'er, raudmolher,
thai Elward has biou lit,'" says some
one, "lor jour i)lesing."
"tias he bl"eeyes, my son ? I'tr- her
h n i in mine, lor sue i my l'esi bom,
lhe child of my ol I agf. Siiall 1 sing
y.iu i song cinl Ireii :" Her h.tn I i in
lor pocket as 'f oil; sh - i i I'y i'uiU
tilmg ior a toy, .i tvch:,.iK- gif. for .he
children that have couie agniu.
One of us, nK-n as we thought, we
were, is weeping; she hears lhe half-sup-
pressed sob; the say-, as the extends
her feeble hand, "here, my poor child,
rest upon your grandmother' shoulder ;
she w ill piolecl you from all harm "
"Come, children, sit round the fiie
again. Shall I sing you a :-ong, or tell
y u a story ? S.ir the fire, for il is Cold,
the nights are growing colder ? '
The chick in the corner struck nine,
the bed lime of (Lore o'd dtys. Tne
song.of life was indeed sung, lhe t'ory
kild ; it was bed time at last. G Hid
night to thee, grandmother ! The old-
j.ishioned grandmother was no more, and
we miss her forever. Put we will ret up
a tablet in the midst of the memory, in
ihe midst of the heart, and write on it
only this :
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OLD FASHIONED GRANDMOTHER.
GOD BLESS HER FOREVER.
DEATH OF THOMAS JEFFERSON
AND JOHN ADAMS.
A Illy ia Verm mt wis united b,- a
young cler-ym i!i to win! religious de
bu: nomination site belonged
"I don't know,'' said she, "Hn I I
don't care anything about your nomini
of tions !' r my j an I hold on to the o! J
Don. I sugh so liar I at the ol 1 I iJy.
M tny a pnli.ic.il p-irtizvi s'icks to his
party as closely and just for the same
The Fourth of July, 182G, was ihe fif
tieth anniversary of the DecIarat:on of
the Independence of the United Stales.
The fiuthcr of that document, Thomas Jef
ferson, ex-l'resideatof the United Slates,
and John Adams, one of the most patri
otic tigners, and an ex-PreMdent, also,
had lived to behold the light of the day
that marked a century of poli'ical bles
sings lo a growirg and vigorous people.
When lhe sun hnd set, the body of ihe
former was cold in death in Vir'inia.
and that of the latter in Ihe sleep of tne
tomb, in M isi iuhtu-tu iu two Su es
which were earliest in lhe field to conse
crate, with the besi blood of their citizens,
the erection of a political altar, founded
on the exper ence aii-J w sdum of all
pievious ages. "In death they were not
IujastrJ. "j770 pr0speiity.
BY ALICE CAREY.
I w:h more ol u ha 1 the courage to
be pooler : that the w.iil were not gone
m td after lahion and dipl ty ; but so
it is and (lie bit s ings we in gilt have.!
are lol in the elloi l To gel iho.e which
he .rn-Mle of the i.-ii.le.
We are as one who sees the bright lop'
of a mountain and c imbs till his strength
is gone and the nooutide heat burns him
up, and then sees too Lite the cot-1 deep
shadows at ihe bottom.
And what is it after all that we want?
What is this reaching and wo'king
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coiiiplaiciii ' aboul ? W hat is there we
rea'ly need which, by a little honest en
tieavor, we may not attain it? In 'he
lit. le and llmi eil experience of my life,
now many sorrow ul liiui ed picture:1 1
have seen pictures (hat might just a'
will have beeu turned towards lhe sun
shine as not.
Let me show you the first that ries to
iej mind. Il is an old country house
ihe roof all green with moss, the win
dows broken, t ndthe paint washed from
lhe walls. The trees that grow aboul it are
upturned, ami lhe weeds in lhe door-yard
have choki il out lhe tlowers, if there
were ever any dowers there ; every thin.;
The wt 11 curb is shattered an 1 leaning
to or.e side, the sweep broken, bu; in its
useless condition, s'an ling yet ; so ilut
the water is dran by means of a milk
pnii and the cloth."!. ne ; a f.- s suited
currant bushes, :-.nJ a huv-h of worm
wood, indicate the spot where the garden
had bet-n. The fences are down, n I
the briars are up. In short, it looks
(hriftless and comfortless, and why ? It
was not always so !
J can remember when all the farm and
the house were neat and trim, as you cau
magine w hen the house li Id was astir
at daybreak and tue dozen sleek cows
weie milked and turned iuto lhe pasture
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b-lere sunrise. the tour or h e
serawnv creaiures are sometnv.es net;
lected unii. near noonday, and stand low-
ing and s iiching the fl:es about the mdk-
yard, in pi ice of chewing the cul in the
in ip!e sh idow-i.
The housewife lint u-ed lo look so
ti l), as snesool cliiirning u i !r lit:
clierry trees, al :h; door, is rarely lo be
seen no', an 1 when she i-, it is in
s.vci.Iy 'i.'fss, wLti ;t nielaiichuly air.
'1 ne d.iors are elo-e situt, and I supect
ihe spi Lts wo:k in an 1 a!oUi the place
ft iih-asute. S ;n -:imes al (eil o'ehtck
ill ;he iiloriiing, lhe owner of ihese pn m-
;ses has been yawning about the door,
with u;icomV'J hair, and in languid spir
lie used to be plowing when the larks
began to sing, and whistling as they.
And what has wrought all this change ?
Why are liie children, that used to be
ekipping to the free school, with faces so
roun 1 and so merry, kept at home now
to roira wild thiou ih the woo ls, an.l
forget all they had ever learned at their
This, and simply this, 'n the reason of
A rich man has come (o the nighbor
hood, and tiie shadow of his fine house
falls across the doorway of farmer I).,
as we call the person of a hom we are
" Our r.ei -hbor don't milk a dozen
jcows and make butter," says Mrs. D.
"Suppose we sell ours, and try t-ome
other way of doing ? ' The farmer de
murs a little, but one after another the
cows are sold . "It m k"s ibo Lands ol
thechildre.n sobigan 1 awkward to milk,'"
said Mrs. D., "and if we wan! them to
be like anybody, (nieani ig lhe rith
neighbor,) we must not have I hem
They don't try anything else, howev
er, in the place of butter making, and
before lon the drer.ses of the children
are too old and too worn to
school: there is nothing with which to '
m a ke new ones, and Mrs. D. thinks it a
small dilference wiielher ihey go at all,
as it is as well to stay at home, if they
can't do any more like other 'ol ;s ; re
ferring ol course to the rich neighbor,
whose ch ldren go lo the Academy.
The weeds grow up iu the door-yard,
' Bless me,', says Mrs. D. "our holly
ho.'ks and sua flowers don't look much
like lhe beau:iiul fl twers soni ' peo-le
hive. I doll t c ire whether they are
planted or not. Ail 1 sj tilings go.
Sibbi h luoruiiig comes, an 1 ihi wag
on iu which they used to rile to chuic
is n i drawn I rom beneath lhe shed.
Mrs. D. ihi .ks people ihat can't have a
carr age mat as well slay at home and
real a serm m ; bosi les she noticed lint
When she went List, lint her bonnet
diJn't look like so ne la-lie's bonne s.
And he rich neighbor goes by in Lis
carriage, and l!;e. farmer wanders about
the fields, looks at the colts and cows
diminishing in numbeis and X'clleiirje,
and at. labl jM-ie. home du'.isied with
aiid:bet" educated at the free school as well
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hiiur-eif and the world. I.t rau-e they
ctii'i do all lhe rich neighbor crn do,
' they will do nolhiiiir. when, if they had
k,-pl 8Uild foiward, they might have
e. joyed many things for which they are
n'' Vi,in!y "'g'''"'-
li,lir d""r J''J n,i,lt ',t !)av!
U-, n euclostd with a eione wall, bul a
wnite-washed picket fence (hey could
,mve "nJ'liat withlhe holly-hocks
and roses ileamin ihrou 'h, would have
been pretty, if not grand. They might
not have driven a fine coach. I ut :i neat
and comfor'able cariiige might have
been theirs, and theirci ildien ni'irht have
-l ciiueiuy .
As it is, the patents are unairaable,
envious, j-j-.l us, whil-i their 1 laiilies are
gr.r.mg uj in idleness and 'gnor:t:ice.,
and with proul and ambiiiors no:ions,
loo that liiey -vill never be likely to have
the means t f indulging.
Again, I say, I wish we were ni t so
much afraid of being po..r, or that we
were less discontented a' the uppulence
of others. Suppirse our neighbor looks
down upon us, or that our roo! is low
well, and what of it ? does (he storm
beat through because of the pi oul looks ?
if not, I see not dial we ire wor.-e. If
my dress be fine of clo'li and the gown
of my friend be of another a-nl coillier
one, shall we cease to tie friends because
of il. Not if sue be one whom I caie to
have my friend.
If 1 have not much gold and silver, I
can narrow my wants if I will, and af
ier all tilt! best thin 's are the free rif's
ol God. The fresh air and lhe sunhine
are mine, as well as the rich man's; and
though he may ha-'ea luxurious house,
he may be blind to the splendor of ihe
sunset aud ihe glory of the stars. Un
der any low cottage roof at midnight. I
have had visions ihat wealth could not
buy ; from the simple wood-flowers, and
the hum of the bees, and the song of
bin's, I have guilt red pleasures that lhe
walls of a p thtce would have shut. out.
And now, as I feel lhe sun -set light
against me, and see the March boughs
giving out their fresh buds i i the Iresh
siiinitig air, I am content, even though
my loi be humble and my poniou
1 remain Vt ttlkiug wi.h a nighbor
I tdy ol ours, years ago, it is n.w, it bout
the good lor.uutf tli it had come lo her,
for sue and her huband h id suddenly
Tiiey had lived in an unpretending
ii.de House in ihe midl of thick wood-,
when 1 ti st vii:ed iheiu, an 1 were poor.
Naturally enough, I alluded lo our first
a -iiuaintance and to one of its many sea
sous of enjoyments.
"0, it was a deart l I place the house
iu the wood,'" she said with a sigh.
"Such sweet fl wers we ha I I here, such
a uicegirden, and when we had Fie.dy,
a bady, it wu the happ-et year of o-y
life. We were not loa in true 1 and uiv
husbuid was always at homy."
Siie Met ped within the gorgeous dra
pery of the window us she spike, au 1
wiping her t ars gazed long aud sadly
towards the v rods that hid lhe old hoU-e
away. S.ie had Freddy Mill and she
had more flowers now th in liien, to-'eth-er
with many stylish .inngs undreamed
of (here, but alts! she wis les happy.
We.il.h had brought ri.ii u a Ira n uf
dissipations, aud before their f.il e glitter
the young lo. e had tided, and the cliarm
of life was lost.
No more sunset biougliiJier tired bus.
band from the lu-id, an I she looked at
the old house and wept.
Beaumont's Tvpe D sikibitixo Ma
cuine Altera prtiiy ihoiough exam
ination of the working of lliis machine,
we are convinced, avs the N. Y. Jour-
nalol Commerce, of its practical utility ia
large printing establishments. Each
machine wi 1 uistnbu e but one size of
iype;but the inventor informs us thai
HlMV mir 1-u o.,.,..n.r,,..-u.1 Ul-Ii,!, . ii!
J vv. av ,,'ii--,.i cwwwi- vt.-nj
lMP'el tu "idereiil HZes ot smal'
Lf worked by Land, one man er
boy can distribute I2,0t0 ems pel iiour.
and with sc iree'y :i possibility of an
error of a single type; wheieas by lhe
usual process of hand distribuiion, 3.000
eras are about the average. The machine
can be worked by steam, an I one man
can then aUeild tol'ilee of them making
the total distribu.ion in one hour 35.U0J
Thackery says a worn in'.s heart is ju t
like a liihorr.ip':ier's stone what is on
wri:ieu upon r c m't be rubbed out -
This is .-o. Let an heiress once fix htr
'affections on a s!:!e boy, and ail the
preaching in the world cannot get her
heart ah.ive ten b x-s and curry combs,
" What s written in her heart can't he
lubbi d oul." This fact shews it. -elf, not
only in love but. in religion. Men clrtn.e
their God's a dozen times; a wonr.n
uever. To convert a sister of charity lo
Metho;'.i.-m would require a greater u-
mount ofji.v.ver th in ya would have to
overturn the Pyramids.
From the Home Journal.
BY EBENEZER SPROUT.
BY EBENEZER SPROUT. "Save us from our friends!"
John Jones and 1 have many friends.
We meet them up town, we meet them
down town, we meet them in Broadway,
aud on 'the Avenue,' and bow to them,
or talk lo them, or laugh at -them; in
short, we do just as everybody else does.
John Jones is a genius, a philosopher;
I, an ordinary, common-place individu
al. He, like many other eccentric peo
pie, (and not very eccentric either,)
thinks we are 'ivintx loo fast now a davs,
and wishing to reform society, he often
expa'ia'.es largely on lhe subject; aud I
(nil. with him, not that I be ieve (hat his
wishes wi I ever be consummated, but
mt rely for the sake of argument And
yet, I was so deeply interested, l y a few
lemaiksof his some tim.; since, that I
remember them, even now.
Having some business at Albany Ihat
required our personal attendance, we
took passage in the Alid.t, at the close ol
a splendid day in the middle of August,
and when (he tea-bell rang, we were Hi
ding past tiie Palisades, ploughing the
waters of the 'ljrdly Hudson.' I ".was
after tea, and while sealed on the for
ward de:;k, enjoving our cigars, anifga
zi.ig at llit last rays of the sun which
had just disappeared behind the High
lands, that Joues exclaimed:
'Do you know, Eb, that we have no
'What!' said I; no friends? Why,
there are Ihe Smiths, the Browns, the '
There they are,' repeated Jones, ex
lending his left hand towards the reced
ing spires of the cily. 'There they are.
sure enough ; and yet, I say, we have
no friends. A true friend Li the same
always, in piosperily or adversity, wheth
er high or low, rich or poor. None of
your tag-rag-and-bob-tail acquaintances
whose friendship can be bought with
irood diuners or good wine. A true
friend is a ways ready to assist you in
any way that lies in his power, without
Ihe expectancy of a consideration. Now,
Eb, thii.k of these things, and tell me,
have wc one solitary friend?'
I glanced al the walking-beam that
monotonous piece of machinery and it
still wen: up and down. My eyes wan
dered tj the smoke pipe; then lo the
s' reamer that Soiled over our heads;
then skipped across the river, and glided
along the verdant banks, over pasture
fields, over houses, over herds of cattle,
over the tree-tops, made still more beau
tiful by ihe last rays of the setting run,
over hill and valley, up the country for
miles awi.y; then over a new landscape.
and back a.ain to the busy scene around j
us. While my eyes wandered, my
thoilgl ts were not idle, but (he effort was
vain; and though heanily wishing to
answer in lhe a!5m uive, yet, taking ia
1 to conside-ratijii John Jones" ideas of a
tine friend. I could not. So, after a Ling
p mse, I answered:
'No, Jones; not one. But,' continued
I, 'you say that this is a 'progressive
age,' that these are 'fist limes; that ev
t ry tl-.iiig has ut dergone a change iu the
past twenty years; ihen may we not i up
pose that, friendship Ins changed also?
1 erhaps lhe warm-hearted disinterested
friendship of old, is not ntcessary to com
plete lhe happiness of 'our best rociel'
in these later days; then why should it
Very true, Eb; there is no reason why
it shoul ! exist, because true happiness is
uuknotrn to 't ur best society.' Every
thing comiecte I wi'h iu is false, ar ifi
cial, m de to order.' Even we, who
move in the first circles of the 'best so-
ciety,' when we smile or laugh, and, (o
nil outward appearances, are jovial aud
merry, we are not happy; our gayety is
a mask, to be put on whenever we ap-
I. . f I f -.1. !. .
pent ue.oie our so cuueu irieuus, i w no
are, in reality, our greatest enemies.)
We laugh when a joke is told, not that
we can delect the least panicle of wit iu
it, out oecauie it is lasmonaoic; Decanse
it is considt red polite. I am a warm ad
vocate of friendship and love uuiv.-rsal;
true happiness, cannol exist in society
where tin-re w no friendship, no love.
You may laugh us you i!I, neveithe
les I advocate 'love in a cottage;' and
not oul y there, but love in (he chv, love
i:' country, in the farm-house, in the
on the mouniain-top, in the
valle; wherevtr the human fimiiy ex
isis, there would I have friendship and
jve. Yes, even in 'our best society, ' if
it can reach so fa-. Consider the Smiths
who lire in a brown stone palace, full
thiriy ft et front, ' on 'ihe Avenue. Why
do we frequency receive finely enamel
led, splendidly engraved, elegant gilt-
edged cards, toge.her with the compli
mt nis of Mrs. Augustus Cs'ar II tnnit al i
Smith, informing us thl she is r.t home !
o:i Mich mid such evenings, at No
Avenue? There are three reV I
sons why. First, because we are blest
tviih remarkably good voices, and Mrs.
Smith finds il rather convenient to have
the company entertained with a duett,
while the musicians are preparing to
strike up the redowa or a scho'iisch ; sec
ond, wc are good dancing men ; and
last, but by no means least, we are bach
elors, and so ahundantly supplied with
worldly goods, Ihat Mrs. Smith is quite
certain that we could support lhe Misses
Smith (there are two of them, just come
out) in 'style,' should she succeed in ma
king the matches (nollucifers ; necessa
rily !) The Smiths are a good sample of
all our friends. I tell you sincerely,
Eb, I would rather grasp the hard, brown
hand of au honest ploughman, in friend
ship, than wear out a ptir of pttent
leather boots on a tapestry velvet carpet,
in the midst of our best society. "
Here Jones ceased speakjng, and all
was still, save the slight jar of ihe ma
chinery, and ihe gurgling of the waters
at the bow. My cigar having gone out,
the deck being entirely deserted, and
feeling inspired by the calmness of the
evening, and, in answer to Jones's re
marks, I struck up that qu tint old mel
ody, "Auld Lang Syne.'' I had just fin
ished the second line, when Jones joined
me, and his clear rich m inly voice, filled
the evening air.
HOW BEST TO PRESERVE THE
It is probable ihat no department' of
the healing art is subjected to more fre
quent abuses than that relating to lhe
treatment of teeth, and all intelligent per
sons should know that no prictiser of that
specially, can be safely trusted whose
character and professional standing are
unknown to them. I would call atten
tion to the subject because of h'tving
heard of recent abuses practised ia this
city. The teeth should never be cleaned
by other than mechanical ra an. Any
chemical agent that will act upon tartar
on the teeth will act upon and destroy
the enamel of the Iteth also. Hence al
though the teeth m be rande to look
very white in a minuieor two by the use
of acid, they soon become d trker than
eve', to be whitened no more, and early
decay and pain ate sure to follow. In
cleaning the teeth by mechanical means
the only caution to be ebserved is that
they should no: be broken nor scratched,
and thaL the tartar shall be so perfectly
lemoved that a smooth surface shall be
lef', as upon a rough surface there is
sure to be a fresh accumulation of tartar.
To have this done properly it is neces
sary to- obtain the ai l of a practised
hand, with appropriate instruments. To
keep the teeth cleau, when once made so,
fuil and soft brush should be applied
m a rotary manner at least once a diy
with water not very cold. As often as
once a week prepared chalk may bi used
for a deutrific-e. Wuen more than this
needed it is best lo obtain the assist
ance of the dent st. Ctiarcjal, pumice
sloue, kc., wears away the teeth loo se
verely, and indestiue'libltj as the fi- st
naraed is, it insinu .tes itself between the
gum and the neck of the tooth, which
latter, nit being covered by e"amel,
soon decays when thus exposed. Fil
ling and filing teeth aie operations which
no one but aa educated dentist should
attempt ; nor will a pru lent person ever
have a tooth drawn by any. other hand
a dentist is near. If one is no', then
let a hau ly and firm person, having tirst
cut the gum well from ihe neck, embrace
lhe tooth as near as (he not as possible
wi h a p tir of foice-ju. and ex.racl the
looth jus! as he would ex tact a nail from
piece of furm ure be would not like to
injure. For such a class of teeth there
a peculiar motion in drawing ; but
these none but the dentist will be likely
remember. To relieve an aching tooih
apply a drop af any essentia! oil or of
laudanum, if you can get it into the cav
ity, or a single drop of creosote, not
around the tooth but in the cavi y ; and
having done so, close up the cavi'y,
first with a little cotton and then with a
little beeswax. The lepeatcd applica
tion of such a remedy will sometime de
stroy lhe sensation of ihe tooth but more
powerful agents for this purpose should
applied by the dentist ale-ne. Even
these cre sometime injurious to lhe
mouth when carelessly applied. Above
all, however, never trust your taeth (in
jury to which cui never b'? repaired) to
any person in whose" personal integrity
and professional skill you Lave not entire
Some irreverent wretch styles Dr.
Bellow's new church in New York, 'The
church of the Holy Zebra.' Ii is built
alternate hu ers of red and yellow
biick which gives it a cariosly streaked
effect, resembling niu'ton chirrs or r iw
There are fools who Ciir.nol keep a se-
cret. Their excessive greenness, like
that of new wood, causes ihem to sj lit.
" That man has sought out many in
ventions," is as true at this day, as it
could possibly have been when spoken
by the wise man of old. In the Scien
tific American, we read of a machine for
milking cows, a sort of patent mechani
cal calf, which sucks the milk into a
pail without the aid of milk maids. The
wtiter says it is a flexible tube, wilh four
branches, each branch furnished with a
thimble of the :ize and shape to receive
lhe teats of the cow. When the air in
the vessel to which the tube is attached,
is exhausted by means of an air pump,
tin: suckers (thimbles) lay hold like a
Another man has invented head
shades, which are smi'.l umbrellas, worn
on the head, saving the trouble of hold
ing them up with the hand, and all ex
pense in the way of hals and bonnets.
Another aims cannon al distant ohjecta,
by usiag luievopic sights, and another
has app'ied for a pttent for artificial
teeth, made of India Rubber and Gutta
Mistake is tuj Articlb. The
ITuuiUam Democrat ells a g'd story of
a poor Indian who stepped into a groce
ry store in Placerville, and raxde him
self at home by ihe side of an opt n bar
rel of tar, which he mistook for molas
ses. He had in his hand a I af of bread
for which ha had paid his last quarter,
and as soon as the clerk's back was turn
ed upon him, he dipped it into the bar
rel, thoroughly coding it with the liquid
and took a hasty leave. When around
the corner of the street, he stopped to ,
take brea h and enjoy his prize. He lock
but one mouthful, which he hastily pit
out, and throwing the loaf away, struck
a trot for home, having lost his loaf of
bread by making a "slight mistake."
Scrvevs is New Mexico. The Sur
veyor Geueral of New Mexico writes to
the Comm'ssioner of the General Land
Office from Saata Fe, that he has closed
a contract for (he survey of six hundred
miles of the correction of standard paral
lel lines east of the principal meridian,
and also west of ihe said meridian, and
south of the base line. The difficulties
of carrying forward these surveys during
the dry season are represented to be
very great. The deputy surveyers have
been paying teoent'j Jioe cen t per gallon
for water for themselves and mules while
surveying a large portion of the work. -
Mant of our reader will find the fol
lowing useful. It is a rule by which to
find the superficial number of feet a
board contains. Multiply the length of
the botrd in feet by the breadth of the
board in inches, and divide the product
by 12; the quotient is the contents in
squaie feet. If ihe board is wider at
one end than the other, add the breadth
of the two eu Is together, and the amount
lor the mean breadth ; then multiply
this by the length and divide by 12 as
before. If the length be feet and inches,
ru luce the whole to inches, multiply it bj
the brea !th and divide by 144, when the
answtr will be feet.-
We clip tiiisiu-m fro.n the Steubenville
Zfcruiof the 17.h inst:
Tuic "First Cut." Col. Coilier, of
oui ciiy, received on yesterday, per
mail, and from merchants of San Frtn
cisco, out of regard for him, a beautiful
and finely wrought silk vest pattern.
The novelty of the present is, ihat it is
ihe "first cul" of (he "first" piece of
importe upon the "first" Japan
ese vtssel that has touched our shores,
entered an American pori, laden with
the product of liie far off Japanese Is
lands for traSi and the manufactured
articles of that odd, ingenious, and here
tofore exclusive people.
Marriage of a U.S. Sesa'tor. Hon.
George E Pugh, U. S. Senator, from
Ohio was married to Miss Therese Chal
fant, of Cin.:inuali, on Thursday. Miss
Challant is sister to the Hon. Mrs. Mar
shall, now in California, and when in
Washington a few winters since was the
acknowledged belle of the entire season.
By rany she is considered one of the
most brilliant and beautiful women in
is country. .V Y. Express.
Selections raoa Pcnch. A thought
whilst mi-V'"j. Love U like a cigar
ihe longer il burn) the less it becomes.
Procrastination It is with our good
intentions as with our dishes to-morrow
too often the h-is'.i of to day.
"Ciii dren." nays Mrs. Grant, "are
first vegetable, and then they are ani
mals, and sometimes come to be people."
But ii is ssl enough to se see how few
now-a-days g-'- beyCal the second stage.
The best cough mix.'ur.i that Las been
made con -ists of a pair of thick boots
mii.d wi.hlo'sofaii aaH.ile'tty of exercise
People who hug the stova aud grow lea)
will i-se Q'jttoe.