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ESTB RONICL 1 Ch D1 VOLUME 54-NO: 49. WARREN. OHIO, JULY 20. 1ST0. WHOLE NO. 2S07. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. CTTESTERX RESERTECHROXICLE f Published every Wednesday morning, In Empire Bloc. M.irket fcit Warren, Wm. iiiTKZEL, Editor and Proprietor. "TTJI. -FISCHER, House, Sign and OrnamentAl Painler. Frescoing, Kal snmlng. Paper Hanging. Graining, Ac., done In the best stvle. Kine's Block. Main 8t Warren, Ohio. (June la, ls7u-lyr. - OCT.SPELLXAX. Dentist. Office J in Anderson ft Hupps new diocs. iaes 3ay and Wednesday of every week the office in ue ctosea. h, iov-u. J) .1. I Ulli'LUIi rtfcwiutj Auuini . Hubbard, Ohio. feb. 24, i8d-tf. pi EORUE P. HUXTER, Attorney at i Lav, Office in vanuoraer biock, Maricet Su, Warren. Ohio. IFeb. Zi. 1S7U-U. HARRIS' Western Reserve Cigar and Tobacco Manufactory, one door suuui 01 post urace, wan-en, o. (May wm L SPEAR, 34. D., Eclectic Physl .and Surgeon, office over Freer A Smith's Urocery, Mantel street, w arren, unio. r ar ticular aUention given to Chronic diseases. DR. D. GIBBONS, Dentists, teeth extracted without pain; upper or low er sets of teethfor $12.00. Office over T. J. Mo Lain A Ron's Bank, Main SU, Warren, Ohio. Jan. 6, 1870.-. J. HAKKOK. . C T. HKTCALT. HARMOX & METCALF, Physicians, and Burgeons; Office on High Street at tand formerly occupied by Dr. Harmon. Jan. 5 170 W. T. SPEAK. JOHIf HCTl'HISS. BUTCHIXS & SPEAR, Attorneys at Law. Office In First National Bank ling, Sd story, front rooms, Warren O. Jan. 6. IsjlMjr. . JH. BRISCOE, Physician and Sur , geon. Office over Park A Patch's store. Market Street. - Residence, north side of M arket Street, twe doors east of Elm. Par ticular attention paid to Chronic disease. Jan. S, lSVO-lj-r. TB F.'A. BIERCE, Homaepathlc I Phvsician and Surgeon, Olfice in buUills Clock, High tiueet. J. VAUTROT. THAU. AC1LLIT. YAITROT & ACXLET, Successors to J. Vautrot 4 Co, Dealers in Watches, Jewelry and Diamonds. Market Street, War ren. Ohio. Jan. 5, 1670. B. W. KATLIFF. H. H. HOSES. T ATLIFF & MOSES, Attorneys and XvOonnselleis at Law. Office over the Ex cuange Bank of Freeman & Hunt, on Market St. Warren Ohio. uuuo. i.u- ITT B. PORTE R. Attorney at Law, V , eOffioe in Iddings' Block, Market SU, W arren, Oliio. 1.J an. o, usi u-iy . MC D. W. WOOD WORTH, Ph; . alcians and Surgeons, office over E. Allison's Drag Store, Main Street, Warren, Ohio. Office hours from to 9 a. nL, and from 2tosp.ni. ireu.z, i90(. "VT B. TITER, Manufacturer and i.1 Dealer in Ouns, Rifles, Pistols, Cutlery Fishing TackU Gun Materials, Sporting Apparatus, Sewing Machines, Ac, No. 8, Mar ket SU. Warren, Ohio. Jan. 5, Uuu-u A E. LTMAX. Dentist Office over J,m the new Millinery Store of M. O. Mes aer, between Jddinga A Morgan's and Freer & Smith's Store, Market SU, Warren, Ohio. entrance at tne ctutosicu umce, up tutus. Jan. 5, ISTO-tf K. P0BTXB. W. r. PORTER. W5. tt W. F. PORTER, Dealers . in School and Miscellaneous Books, Stationary, Wall Papers, Periodicals, Pam phlets and Magazines, at the ew lorjcttooa: Store. Main street, w arren. omo. A LMOX D. WEBB Notary Public, f Fire and Life Insurance Agent: and Pension and Bounty Agent. Passage Tick ets sold to and from, and money remit ted to the old country, at the lowest current rales. Office in Webb's Block. Main Street, W. D. HALL, T. J. MACKET. ALL & BACKET, Manufacturers of Harness and dealers in Saddlery dware. Trunks. Valises. Traveling Bags, W nips. Horse rsianaeta, rtaaoies inu r dcj SaQOlery, ro. a, tiarsx , n amn. u. rJan.S,lK7. TB. F. MYERS, tenders tiis profes- sionai service to uk people oi w arren and vicinity, office front room, over Park A Chew's Store SUlea block. Hours, from 10 to 12, a. m and I to 3 p. m. ue&ldence, cor ner ef High and Chestnut SU. Kov. . itM-ly - - - - "YrrHITTLE SE T ADAMS, Fire and V -Life Insurance Agent, Warren, Ohio. Merchandize and other property Insured in the best Comoanies. on favorable terms: Farm property, Isolated Dwellings, and their furniture insured for one, three and five years. Office in Mccomos ana smita s diock. . K. HUTCHUS, C K. OLIDDEK, J. X. STtTLU TTUTCHLXS. GIXDDEX Jc STULL, Q. Attorneys at Law, office over Smith A Turner's Store, corner of Main and Market tstreets, warren, onto. ijan.a, uiu-u. T K. DAWS0X, Mayor of the Incor- I . porated Village of warren, O., and also Justice of the Peace la and for said Village, attends to all business usually transacted by Justices of the Peace. Mayor's regular court every Monaay morning iromo u iz o-ciocjt c i.-ai . . . . TDDIXGS M0RGAX, Dealers in Sta- uooas, carpets. Mat iia, window Shades . Ac. They keep con stantly on hand, a large ana lull assort ment of goods In their line, of good quality and fashionable styles, and oner them fur sale at the lowest prices in tne marKeu Jan. 6. 187. AB0LFHUS GRXTER, Dealer in Musical Merchandize of all descriptions, viz: Pianos, Organs, Melodeons, Violins, GuitarsrAccordeons,Claronetu, Flutes, Fifes, Drums, Piano-spreads, Piano-stools, Sheet music, Music-books, Violin Strings, Guitar Strings, &c, Ac Store in Webb's Block, over Farter's Book Store. Jan. 6, 1SU. . U SITED STATES and Foreign office for Patents, 127 Superior SU, opposite American House, Cleveland, O., U. S. with Associated offices in Washington and For eign Countries. We prosecute business of every description relating to Inventions, Patents. Infringements, Ac BURRIDGE A CO.. Authorized Patent At- torneys. Sub-Agency at the Chronicle Office, Warren, O. July 20. JR. XELS0X, Physician and Sur , geon. Office at the old stand of Loy A Nelson, a few doors east of the First Nation al Bank, Market (Street, Warren, O. Having had 21 years experience in the practice, in company with Dr. Loy, during which time thousands of cases were treated by me, I would state that I will continue to give par ticular attention to all classes of diseases. vor the accommodation of persons from a distance, by cars or otherwise, I have ar ranged to be at my offioa at the following hours: From 7 to 10 o'clock, A. M.: from S to a o'clock, P.M. J. K. KELSON. Dec 2 hm-ly. UNION HOUSE, HUBBARD, OHIO. S. BHERHAN, Proprietor. TT AVING recently leased the well M known Union Hoane, at the center of Huobard, lately kept by m. Adams. I pro pose to keep a hotel that shall prove satis factory to gnests and the traveling public generally. The hotel has just been put ln thorooeh repair and refurnished. Good Liv ery in connection with the Hotel. Terms reasonable. SepU22.1S69-lvr EXCHANGE BANK FKEEMAN & HUNT, WABEEN, OHIO. DEALERS XS (.14, SllTtr, Eastera Exeasac. tscarreat Baak lotes, ass all kiaas sf GOVERNMENT BONDS Money received on' Deposit. Collections and all buiiinen connected with Banking promptly attended to. REVENUE STAMPS FOB SALE ALLEGHENY COLLEGE SIEADVILLE, PA. CALENDAR FOR 1809. Fall Term commences September 15. clones Decem ber ie. Winter Term of 1st commences Jan. 4. This Institution is situated In the beauti ful City of Mkadvillk, healthful, easy of access, and furnished with all the appliance to be denired by the students pursuing a full classical or scientific course of study. Libra ries, Cabinets and apparatus are unusually valuable and extensive. THE BOARDING HALL, With furnished rooms for 100 students. Is managed on the 0-Operative Sydem, so as to Ornish board at the lowest possible rates. wa, Classes commencing Latin and Alge bra wUl be formed hereafter at the beginning of the Fall Term and Greek at the beginning f the Winter Term. Send for Catalogues, Aug. 25, IKS-lyr. J A3. MARVIN. Sec y of Faculty. I the It Hole and the Any Uie 11 and AUDITORS' OFFICE, Washes. Tkombcij. Co, Ohio, "VfOTICE is hereby given, that the ll Commissioners of Trumbull County Ohio, will receive sealed proposals up to 12 o clocK m. oi i ne tisy oi aukosi, a. d. 1.H7U, at the Auditor's office of said county, for the construction of a wrought iron arch bridge of one hundred and fifty feet span, and sixteen feet roadway inside the arches, across the Mahoning River at Leaviluburg, In said County. The flooring to be of beat oik, two and one half inches thick and eight Inches wide. Joists of best oak two and one- nail incnes thick ana twelve incues wiae; flooring laid diagonally, the Iron work well painted with two coats of mineral paint. All the materials to be of the best quality, and the work done In the most thorough and workmanlike manner, and the bridge war ranted in every respect and to have a sus taining power of two thousand pounds per lineal loot. Contractor to give good and sufficient security for the performance of his contract, and bridge to be completed by the 15th dav of October, A. D. INTO. The Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bins received. 0. K. WOLCOTT, E. A. REED, 1. B. PAYNE. County Commissioners. J as. D. Kkkkibv, Auditor. J- W. llentrmidth, 8urveyor. June 15. l(f7(Mt HUMOR DOCTOR. THE GREAT BLOOD PCRTFIER A5D SYSTEM REXEWER. torpid condition of One bottle will cure the liver. Two bottles are warranted to cure a nur sing sore mouth. one Dottle will clear tne system oi Dues. Two bottles are warranted to care the worst canker in the stomach. Three to Ave bottles are warranted to cure the worst kind of erysipelas. POLAND'S One to two bottles are warranted to cure all humor in the evi Two bottles are warranted to cure running oi tne ears ana niotcnes among tne nair. r our to six Domes are warrantea to cure corruut and runmue ulcers. One bottle will pure scaly eruptions of the skin. A lady friend who wassadly annoyed with pimples on the faoe used two Dottles, and snows a must beautiful complexion as tne result. HUMOR Two to three bottles are warranted to cure the worst kind of ringworm. Two or three Dottles are warrantea to cure the most desperate cases of rheumatism. Three or four bottles are warranted to cure salt rheum. Five to eight bottles are warranted to core the worst scrofula. One to three bottles are warranted to cure the worst case f dyspepsia. I know from the experience of thousands that it has been caused by canker in the stomach. D00T0R. One to two bottles are warranted to core sick headache. One bottle is warranted to cure the worst. case of niles. One to two bottles is warranted to care a costive state of the bowels. One to two bottles will regulate all derange ment of the kidnevs. Four to six bottles will core the worst ease of dropsy. .The HUMOR DOCTOR Is composed entirely of vegetables, among which are Sarsaparilla, Yellow Dock, Noble Pine,Man- drake, and BloodrooU Any druggist or phy sican will tell you that no better Blond Puri fiers have been discovered. The HUMOR DOCTOR is pleasant to the taste, safe, yet sore and effective in its action. Prepared at the 5EW-KS0I.AND BOTANIC DEI0T. Bottsa, lass. Sold by all Dealers in Medicines, 'oka a Park, Waeleiale Agt, Ciseismsti, 0. Sold at HOYTS Drug Store. Ju 15 imujld a 4Ui w e mo lyr. SPEING STOCK. C'S. FIELD IS NOW IN RECEIPT OF HIS Spring Stock of roods for Men'i v&r eiAiuracing in me man mac lory department, sui tut; AnMa fcij ie vi Cloths, Suiting, Cassimers &c which will be MADE UP TO ORDER nnder the snoerviirion of H.Bohl. in the same superior quality ana inimitaoie styie heretofore. Also a new stock of READY HADE CLOTHING, Good honest goods honest in material. Quality and make, No man shall name lower prices, uv ue jew ur nuiu Hats and Caps, Everything desirable or stylish thai the GENTS FURNISHING GOODS Including everything necessary to a gentle- mans compiebe wuuroue. MIAOU'S FRENCH YOKE SHIRT, A PERFECT FITTIXa SHIRT. COTTON, INDIA GAUZE, LISLE THREAD ft Silk Under Shirts For Spring and Summer wear. CALL. & SEE ME. C. S. FIKLD, West Side, Main SU, Warren, Ohio. April 20, 1870-tf. AMERICAN BUTTON HOLE AND OVER SEAMIKGSEWING MACHINE. rpHE SIMPLICITY, ease and cer- tainty with which it operates, as well as uniform excellence of its working. uiruuguoufc uie entire range w. sewing, in Stitching, Hemming, Felling Tncklng. Cording. Braiding, Quilting, Gath ering auu oewing on, over seaming. Embroidering on the Edge and iu Beautiful Button Hole and Eyelet Hole Work, Place It unquestionably far in advance of AST OTHER SEXILAR EfTEXTIOX. Is also the CHEAPEST, intrinsically, as well as the BEST, since It Is really TWO MACHINES COMBINED IN OXE, making either the Lock Stitch or Button Stitch, as occasion may require. It is. uio Nuiie uiue. Simple in Construction, comparatively noiseless, easily understood. in a word. It combines, with these Ad vantages Exclusively its Owij, mort desirable qualities of a othrrt. The Agent for this machine, in Trumbull Co., uo m uuuiwi UU I1U1U at KIX6-S JEWELBT STORE. MAIX STREET, where it can be seen daily in operation. one naving one ui inese macmnes can obtain any insLraction desired, by calling at Agent's room, no matter of whom Uiey may nave purciiaBea uieix macnine. Instructions GlreaoBthe machine Gratxitoutti, to all jmrrhatert. Lessons may betaken, if desired, with the view to test the Machine, or become better acquainted with before deciding to purchase. We desire ALL TO SEE AND TRY IT are willing to rest the case on its own MEHl'I'S AIiONE. AXDRETT KIK, Agent. Warren, Ohio, May 11, 1870-Sm. HORSE RAKES ! AT THE STEAM RAKE FACTORY, INDEPENDENT WHEEL AXD EETOLTDitt II0ESE KIKES, Oliuni POwore, WHEELBARROWS, ' FORK and E0E HASDLES, c, BY THE WHOLESALE RETAIL. Sawing. Planing & Turning DONE TQ. ORDER. 3. i. GLLLXER, May IS, lST0-3mo. in to or ed, pic tic ers ers And been age the vail THE CHRONICLE. THE CHRONICLE. THE TAUCHNITZ NEW TESTAMENT. BY PROF. S. C. BARTLETT, D. D The Tauchnitz edition of the New Testament, edited by Teschendorf, is having a wide circulation. It spreads before the multitudes,in palpable form some of the manuscript variations which have for centuries been known intelligent students of the Bible. We are heartilv glad to hhve it so. The thorough knowledge of the facts all the facts will prove, to the com munity as it has proved to a great company of scholars already, the firm est ground of confidence in the gen eral inteeritv of our Serin ture text. I n til Ck t-i to ! va n n i vt ru-vf a r ' - a-VlAA V UUi AA1 jrV 144AA. V va the variation anil in tlm nower of ascertainine usuallv which is the true reading in cases of deviation. They will find the total and the special teachings of God's word to be unaf- fected, except as they are sometimes presented iu a more striking manner or cleared of certain minor difficul ties. 1. How came the variations ? They are absolutely Inevitable (without .r'r.l :.,?'T. ..YuK" of adopyistor a printer, and especi- ally let it be copied froui copies, and you will soon find words changed, omitted, repeated, misspelled. Aniau unHs .n .Mi.u . . ,i ,i,t it has passed two or three Umes under the proof-reader's eye, and perhaps once or twice under Lis own, now al most certain it is to contain some pro voking errors. Multiply this by the thousand upon thousand times that the Kew Testament was copied before the art of printing, and one can see bow there must be a multitude of va riations. A large gilt edged copy of the Bible published by the American Bible Society in ISil.which I read for convenience at family prayers, con . tains scores of misprints some of very absurd, which I recognize in an instant, and instantly know what thev were intended for. I open the second volume of Bekker's Aristotle, and find sr. tvonu.. nf mn tl.or. twenty various readings to a page throughout the volume. Yet that was edited from seven Greek manuscripts, while the New Testament has been examined in more than a thousand manuscripts, besides versions and quo tations in the early Fathers. "The manuscripts of Terence's comedies, which are but six in number, and have been copied a thousand times less frequently than the New Testa ment, contain thirty thousand varia tions." Shakspeare'8 plays have been in existence but little over two and a half centuries, and that too eince the art of printing. Yet if we compare the various printed editions, and take into account also the varieties of spel ling as well as of readings, what in numerable differences! The New Testament text is in comparison with such works a marvel of stability. 2. How long have these differences been observed? Certainly for sixteen hundred years. In the hrst half of the third century, the learned Origen speaks of the "diversity of copies," others Of the fathers speak of the dif- ferent readings in particular instances. while the oldest manuscripts are marked with numerous emendations by different hands. The subject began to attract special attention in connec tion with the printed text. When Erasmus first published the Greek Testament in 1516, he had fivt manu scripts (not entire, however), and from these he settled his text. By the help of another manuscript he made some 4m corrections ana changes ln the second edition, and about 130 in the third. - Aa his mnnusovwew modern, his principal one beingof the fifteenth century, the wonder is that his edition was so good. Six years later (1522) appeared the Compluten sian Polyglott in Spain, containing the New Testament edited probably from six oreight codices, also modern. These two original editions, that of Erasmus and the Complutensian, formed in general the basis of the present Greek Text. They modified each other, and as successive editions were published at short intervals. other manuscripts were compared, till, a a a as early as 1550, Robert Stevens had compared sixty-five of them with the text or Erasmus, anu Theodore Beza, thirty years later, many additional ones together with the Syriac and an Arabiac version. Numerous correc tions bus took place, and in 1G33 was published the Greek text which then took and has since retained the name "the received text," the Elzevir Edition. It is, with slight modifica tions, the text which until lately has been commonly printed, and is sub stantially that to which King James' version conforms. 3. What amount of investigation has since been expended upon the criticism of the text ? An amount un paralleled in the history of literature. Passing over ail intermediate labors, of of Dr. John Mill devoted the labor of thirty vears to the work of eollectine and comparing manuscript, and lived but fourteen days after the publica tion. Then came John James Wet stein, who spent another thirty years the collation, making joumeyings Germany, France, Holland and England. It was a work of marvel ous labor j his various readings and authorities constitute a million quota- tiona. After him came Griesbach. ,-i i , , I wnose moors exieuuea over nearly tne lentrth of time. KAhnltz Brant ed twelve years, and visited thirty libra- nes scattered WTO" Hiurope in aCCUmn- are on In we lating materials; and Tischendorf has given more tnan thirty years to this work, visiting the libraries of Cam bridge, Oxford, Rome, Florence Ve nice, Modena, .Naples, Milan, Turin, Verona, Basle, Zurich, Leipsic, Dres den, Munich, Vienna, Wolfenbuttel, the convent of St Gallees, the monas teries at Cairo and the Libyan desert, those at Mount Sinai, Jerusalem, and the Dead Sea, atPatmos, Constantino and Athens. Six years he spent iu Journeyingalone. These fourmen thus spent more than one hundred years of the iiercuiean laoor on mis investigation without mentioning the labors of Walton, Fell, Bengel.Matthaei.Birch, Ion Scholz, Lachmann, Knapp, Titmann, in Bcnoii, ana otners. i As the result there have been found, and more or less collated, nearly a in thousand manuscripts, covering parts of the whole of the New Testament, forty seven of which are more than a t1 thousand years old, ' others twelve hundred, fourteen hundred, and two I has (the Sinaitie and Vatican) fifteen hundred years old. Besides these, the early translations have been examin- ty, of which the Latin and the Syriac date from the second century, the Gothic from the year 300, the Ethio- fromthe fourth century, the Cod- probably from the fourth, and the I Sahidic probably from the third. The quotations in all the Christian Fath- the for the several first centuries have been examined and compared. whole world has thus bwn rn. of sacked, and the field has been gone over. While we may hope that soe iQ other manuscripts may still come to light, scholars do not anticipate im- not portant additions to the present mate- rials. The Sinaitie codex, recently discovered, presents a striking corres- only pondence to the Vatican, which hai been known for four hundred vears. Indeed the reading of a given nianu- script can often be largely anticipated are its general resemblance to nth- sages the class to which it belongs. and when we take into account the immense number which have already examined, representing everv and country, together with the exploration of the early fathers and early versions also, the most that J t. ...... . i i . . 1 1 lw nsoavjiaui v CAlJVUMm Ul otner manuscripts, is that they shall weak en or strengthen readings already are ral ' S thiUES from it, as a means of weaken ing confidence in the New Testament; and go men like Bengel were anx- ious ald almost alarmed. But skep- tics long ago ceased to hope for any id from these explorations, and good men began to see how gloriously and known, excepting mere and obvious mistakes; and little) weight will be accorded to them in this direction un less they should prove of the very highest autiquity. Tisoheudorf well says, "No single work of ancient Greek classical literature can com mand three such original witnesses as the Sinaitlc, Vatican, and Alexan drine, to the integrity and accuracy of the text." When we add all the oth er immense apparatus of textual criti cism, there is no comparison between the cases. And one of the nios-t strik ing testimonies to the general charac ter of these numerous manuscripts, is the fact that a text formed by Eras mus from half-a-dozen copies taken at random, should conform so closely to the results of the most enormous research. When the investigation began, infidels like Collins hoped great impreguably they were settling the basis of our faith. 4. What are the results? (I) A large number of minor variations of no ac count a multitude of them too trivial to appear in the Tauchnitz edition Diflerent modes of spelling the same word : DV17 8 n.a.me. "P"1 wa8. Yf. ln rileome three Umes wxty variations Tens of thousands of differences of this kind occur. Di- yer grammatical formsin great num bens. Diversities of order : Christ Je sus for Jesus Christ, Esaias the proph et for the prophet Esaias, woman, be lieve me, or, believe me, woman. Of these and the like, a vast number. The interchange of pronouns for nouns : "he" for Jesus, or Peter, or Cornelius, "his disciples' for the disciples, etc., in numerous instances. Equivalent words: kingdom of the Ixrd, for kingdom of God ; two Greek words for "saying" exchanged: "ana" in place of the or now, etc. Bhorten them jngs of phrases : "preaching of the kingdom," or "preaching the things concerning tne Kingdom or boa," lA;ts, ?lllJ,, tulip C0.?.. OT,, and again Philip cometh. "Which" 1U1 B9 III a II V u. 1WJUIU UCVBIUW I go," or, "because I said I go." (John xiv:2S). Numerous omissions, from a single word, as,"a woman, "instead of "a certain woman," up to a clause or a whole sentence. Thus the Sinaitic omits "for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans," (and Tischen- dorr concurs against tne Alexandrine and the Vatican). Inadvertant omis sions are quite numerous. Insertions from parallel passages are also very abundant. Thus the copyists often introduced into one ot gospels passac es from another, and in various ways intermingled the different narratives of the same event, or similar utteran ces in different parts of the New Tes tament, i ne diversities ot this char acter, really of no account, and some or tnem recognizable at a glance, con stitute, when we compare all the manuscripts, many thousands, and in the best manuscripts a larger number. They are but repetitions. z.) Another less numerous class of variations, appreciably, though not importantly, modifies the thought They strengthen the logical connec tion, insert or omit an explanatory phrase orcircumstance.employ a more or less precise expression, or even add new shade of meaning. Still the improvements thus resulting are few er than those which would come from correction of present erroneous translations. Frequently they relieve the interpretation. Occasionally a gloss seems to have been introduced for this very purpose. Thus in Matt. v:22, "Without a cause," though per- ipsstrue lnterDietiuion. is nrouawy gloss. In Matt. vi:l "aims' should read "righteousness," which restores the subordination of the thoughts fol lowing. In Matt 1:25, "first-born" has been introduced from Luke ii:7, where it is genuine. "By them of old time," falls out from v:27, though belonging in verse 21. In v:47 for "publicans" we should read "Gen tiles," and in vi:22 for "we forgive," read "we have forgiven," with a slight increase of force in both cases. Verse of chapter vi is to be reduced about one half, with no loss or thought or force- These are but specimens. The true icai usuuiv )iuvra vriciesi, sim plest, and most vigorous, as well as clear of repetitions ; and the changes that have been made in it consist very largely of dilutions. (3) A third class of corrections, though having no doctrinal bearings, clash more with our long associations. The closing doxology of the Lord's prayer, however excellent, is now reckoned by all the critical editors as no part-of the original. The song of the augeis apparently reads "peace on earth to the men of good pleasure," i.e., God's good pleasure. The account the woman taken in adultery (John viii:l-ll) the critical editors do not in clude in the text of John's gospel. though clearly very ancient and be- lieved by Afford to be part of the original "oral gospel." They also displace verse 4tn and the last 6even at of go words of verse 3d in John v. The last twelve verses of Mark are dis placed by Tischendorf and Alford, though the latter regards them as an "authentic record" by some other hand. Of the solemn threefold reitera tion in Mark ix:44, 40, 4S, the first two are omitted by Tischendorf on the strength or the Sinaitic, Vatican and .11 IK'P V, : ""lc umci cAucucut moo, uul retain same by Alford on the strength of the Alexandrine and other old MSS, to geuier witu several oi me uiuesi oi an versions. The case is not clear. These the most notable cases of this kind. (4.) While none of the various read- ings affect any question of doctrine the whole, they do concern a very few f the proof-texts, leaving the great multitude of them unchanged. one passage there is an addition made to the other utterances, where instead or "eternal condemnation," now read "eternal sin." (Mark iii:29.) The omission of Acts viii:37 three oldest manuscripts concur ring removes a verse which our brethren are fond of Quoting: while. the other hand, they are rejoicing Tischendorf s omission in his last edition (on much more questionable grounds) of the words "and tables" Mark vu:4. A slight readjustment proof texts concerning Christ ak place, with no effect on the to- result. The text concerning the mree neaveniy witnesses (l John v:7) long ceased to be quoted by any intelligent Trinitarian. It teste on no ncient and valid manuscript authori- and was not printed in the first edition of the Greek Testament. The disputed reading in I Tim. iii:lG, is now somewhat generally conceded by critical editors and scholars to be Who was manifest in the flesh," rather than "God manifest," etc. On other hand, the almost equally fa- rnous passage. Acta xx:28, in which Griesbach wished to read "The church the Lord." reads, according to the Sinaitie and Vatican manuscripts, as our version, "Church of God." Alford concurs, and Tischendorf has reached it in his last edition. A singular variety is given by these two oldest manuscripts in John i:18 "The begotten God." Tregelles c- cepts it. Tischendorf rejects. Alford hesitatingly concurs in the rejection. These diversities, whichever way they settled, leave numerous other pa froin of tbe same kind unquestioned unquestionable. They change n result. The passages we have mentioned the only ones of any special im portance that occur to us, bearing on strictly doctrinal questions. We ought to add that tne reading or Tauchnitz's edition, convenient and uable as they are, do not give the leader any adequate view of the exact result in each instance. The old ver sions, the early fathers, and other im portant manuscripts, together with various well settled principles or com parison, have to be taken into the ac count. Tischendorf, who makes the greatest account of the two oldest manuscripts, yet not unfrequently, as in John i:1S. decides auainat tnem. The reader must, therefore, beware of nasty conclusions irom tne readings of these three manuscripts. The field is one of immense breadth. A writer in one of the papers, who spoke of having gone through the Tauchnitz edition marking with bis pencil all the principal changes indicated in the manuscripts there quoted, proceeded much upon the principle of the novice wno, naving learned or three vaiua ble medicine?, proceeds to administer mem siraignt on to an ms patients in succession. It is Dr. Sangrado in Gil Bias with hisinevitable"bleedingand warm water." it will not answer to lie too wise on the subject of the New Testament text upon the strength of me raucnnitz edition only. [From the Cincinnati Times.] [From the Cincinnati Times.] A Domestic Scene--All About a Parasol Tassel. A parasol tassel is a very small thing to create a difficulty in a man's family, yet, insignificant as it is in itself, it did cause much domestic trouble out in the West End last night. The night was warm as many who were tossing about in inenectual efforts to sleep may remember. Tak ing a stroll on the streets about 11 o'clock to see what we could hear, and hear anything there was to see, we came upon a discordant couple, man and wife, evidently, who were so earnestly engaged in a family dispute tei ween tnemseives tney didn't ob serve us, so we stopped to observe them. They were of unmistakable Teutonic origin. The husband, stubbori and morose, was seated on the doorstep of .a plan ing mill, and the wife was standing in iront ct mm on tne sidewaiK emptying imaginary viols of wrath upon his head, varied with female lamentations and pleadings usual up on such occasions, ail of which he re ceived with occasional sullen remon strance. "Onlutwo year married, already." said the indignantwife,"and you run ning around mu der cirls.poot v quick, You ought to be ashamed mit mine self Unt here is the leedle barasol tassle vot I found in your pocket. Yust sich a leedle tassle vot Katrina Von Trumps barasol don' have got all 'e wile. Vot Vou got to say to dose?" "Vot I got to say?" returned the husband, in a tone of injured inno cence, " Vot I tole you a'ready. vot 1 always told you, and vot I never tell you some more what I live, and always will? 1 tole you I found the leedle barasol tassle at the nase pall groundts and that's more's what's the mader." The wife would not accept the ex planation, butcontinued toccuse him of connubial derelictions, althouch the only evidence she seemed to have on nana was tue parasol tassle. At mgtn another actor appeared on tue scene. He proved to be a neighbor of tneirs, and although he came stroll ing along, whistling in an indifferent manner, and n on no purpose bent, it was apparent that hekad sought them with the view of effecting a reconcilia tion and getting them home. lailo. Mans, vas this vou?" said the new comer, acting as though surprised at finding him there; "you are pooty late out, aint it? Why you no go home?" I don't go home any more, that's why I aint out pooty quick late." re plied Hans gloomily. ine neignoor inquired the reason or tneir uimcuity. which Mrs. iians was not ehm- to give exhibitisg' the ua-J pic-ious tassel. "wnat." said the neighbor In aston ishment, "a leetle tassel like dose make all dese difficulties! Vy I bicks up dose leetle tassels at the pase-ball groundts effry tay vot I don' go town mere, uot tuzzents tousands of 'em home; I guess not. Von leetle bara sol tassel ! ! Veil, you youst like to see my pureau trawers full of dose tassels vot I tells you, untmy frau she HKe urn, unt says its puny. Von leetle tassel makes all dis troubles. Veil if I hadn't ouf pelievedit I never wouia nar seen it." He continued on in thiastrain, and nnaiiy made out that every married man in the neighborhood had bushels "leedle barasol tassels" which they picKea up at tne Dase-bau grounds conveying the idea that the air fairly rained lasseis wnenever there was throng of ladies there to witness a base- bail match. The woman at length became moderately pacified and consented to home, forgeting and forgiving if nans would, and iians alter an amount of grumbling and hesitation which his injured feelings seemed to demand, consented and they went home; the well-meaning but some what extravagant neighborstill dwell ing on the heap of parasol tassels he had himself accumulated at the "pase- pan grounds." or [From the Brooklyn Union.] How Mr. Greeley Was Engaged to Lecture for a Western Lyceum. Mr. M. B. Castle, as most lectures known, is the thriftv nresirfpnt nf a bank at Sandwich, 111, and the active manager or the lyceum or that town, He lately wrote a letter inviting Mr. Greeley to lecture there in the next session's course. Mr. ureeley's reply was in a handwriting which, the edi tor of the Sandwich Gazette says, it would be no sin to worship, as there is notning on eartn, or sea, or heaven. like unto it. Several experts tried to read it, with varying! result?. One thought it was an editorial on the taritt, and the figure GO in it refered to the duty on pig iron. Another thought it had reference to the Mc'Farland trial. Finally Mr. Castle translated it as follows : "Dear Sir : I am available and will come. It will be SH0 next February 3d. As to other lectures, it seems mat l must decline, except in your immediate vicinity If I do come in February " The rest of the letter looked as if somebody had smashed a bottle of ink on it and tried to wipe it off with a currycomb. But Mr. C, having so large a latitude to guess in, read it as an acceptance and answered: Sandwich III., May 12,1870. Horace Greeley, A'ew York Tribune, Dear Sir Your acceptance of our invitation to lecture before our associa tion next winter, came to hand this morning. Your penmanship not be ing the plainest, it took some time to translate it. nut we succeeded, and would say your time 3d of Febuaryl and terms $G0 are entirely satisfac tory. As you suggest, we may be able to get you other engagements in the immediate vicinity, if so, we win advise Very respectfully, in to no of ed, do the gion and that the be M. B. CASTLE. About a week afterward there went to Sandwich the following response, very eligibly written : "New York Tribcxe, May 16. Dear Sir : I have yours of the 12th inst I did not write you the 3d of Febuary, or any other day. " Yours. HORACE ureelby. 'M. B. Castle, Sandwich, 111." It thus turned out that Mr. Gree ley's original letter, which Mr. Castle blundered in deciphering, was as fol lows : "New York Tribune May 9, 18.0. Dear Sir: I am overworked anu growing old. I shall be sixty next February, 3d. On the whole, it seems that I must decline to lecture hence forth, except in this immediate vicin ity, if I do at all. I cannot promise to visit Illinois on that errand cer tainly not now. Yours. of of but of some But cise and how exert "HORACE GREELEY. M. B. Castle, Sandwich. Ill. CELESTIALS IN LOUISIANA. NEW ORLEANS, July 4, 1870. This morning at daybreak 140 Chi namen turned out to work in the cane fields of Louisiana. If the experi ment succeeds half as well as indica tions now promise, Independence Day will have a new meaning for the plan ters of the South. In Louisiana alone before this time next year thousands upon thousands of acres will be brought under culitvation, which, but for this new llxr force, would have lain idle. In Texas two hundred and fifty Chinese are now working on railroads, opening up the commerce or that magnincent empire State; and some hundreds have been set to work in the cotton fields of Arkansas. Thus in three Southern States at once the experiment is progressing. But Louisiania atibrds the best and most suitable field for Chinese labor for several reasons, chief among which is the fact that its climate and products are precisely similar to those of the sections of China from which the em igration is likely to come : for. curi ously enough, the tide of Chinese em igration to the L nitetl States has only reached two or three provinces of that great empire at present. In the Amoor region and other districts no inducement could prevail on the peo- le to leave their native and crowed and. So, at least, says Lee Fook Wing, the intelligent, educated head man of tbe gang now in Louisiana. Dressed in blouses and drawers. very much like a Coney Island bath ing dress, with shaven crowns, beard less faces and plaited pigtails sweep ing the ground, their appearance con veys a first impression of effeminacy, which a close inspection quickly dis sipates. Nearly all of them are young men they have no women among them some mere boys, lithe, muscu lar and active as a company of picked French Zouaves. Yesterday, when your correspondent visited their quar ters, they were racing, jumping and chattering with all the abandon of a parcel of schoolboys just let loose. Two or three, on soberer thoughts in tent, were engaged in cooking the common supper, and cooking it In a way of their own devising. In the arrangements for their reception a Kitchen nad been forgotten. Chinese ingenuity was equal to the occasion. Burrowing a hole in the ground, after some quaint fashion of their own, they developed a kitchen range, which would make a backwoodsman's fortune. Alas, for the fondlv cherish ed beliefs of early days! That well known picture or our childhood which represents the Chinese provision mer chant making his daily rounds with a string of rats slung by the tail to one end of a bamboo pole, and three rat puppy dogs dangling at the other, was oue of the few traditions which time had not disturbed forward to verify this honored belief by ocular demonstration. Your correspondent found a most appetizing raaout of chickens and rice simmering in the saucepan; five or ten pounds of beef steak broiling on the embers and some corn cakes baking in the background, Is not this enough to shake one's con ndence in everything even in fish stories? These 140 pioneers from Celestial land have been engaged to work upon one of the finest sugar estates in Louisiana, known formerly as the Millandon Plantation, now owned by Oakes Ames, Governor Gardner, Pe ter LSutler and other Massachusetts capitalists, and managed by Mr. Amos a. juerriu, one or tne eu re wit est law yers or the Boston bar. The hands employed by Mr. Mer rill receive fourteen dollars a month wages and twenty cents a day to find their own provisions, a payablo in gold. A certain pro- immnn oi tneir cay 13 KeDt u&CK as guarantee for faithful service. 1 hirty or the hands have worked on sugar plantations in their own country ; the rest are quick and ready to learn, u ney are handy at median- ical trades and are said to make the very best of household servants. A few of them speak a little English ; Lee Fook Wing, their head man. who. by the way, is one of the adherents of that powerful rebel ruction in China which nas overrun hair the counti-v and whose leader mixes up Christian ity and uoniiicianism in celestial con tusion, Has lived in England and speaks English well. "I suppose some of your country men here can write ?" was asked of him in the hearing of yourcorrespon dent. 'jCertainly : all of them." "What ! and read too." "Certainly their own language." "Well, that's more than can be said many other laborers in this country Are they contented?" Yes. "Do they like the climate?" "Yes; it's what they are used to. "Have they written tliis to their friends in China?" "Yes: all of them. I had to take "much letters" to the city yesterday." "Whew ! We'll have labor enough here directly, when those letters get over." , Yes ; there will be much Chinese by and by." Merrill Plantation-. 1 New Orleans, July 5, 1870. J The first day's work of the Chinese the cane fields of Louisiana was entirely successful. The hands show ed themselves apt to learn and docile obey, and got through an exceed ingly good average day's work with sign of fatigue, despite a broiling sun. Planters all over the Suite are investigating the matter with a view adopting Chinese labor themselves. ihis movement is already giving such au impetus to rice aud sugar cultivation as cannot fail to be in the highest degree beneficial to the State. tor. to jY. lr. Herald. Out-Door Preaching. The Congregationuliat strongly ad vocates "uut-door i'reacning :" Out-door preaching and other kin dred services are popular, and, when wisely conducted, we believe they are profitable. We do not mean that numbers have been actually convert or have been induced to become regular attendants on sanctuary wor : it is enough that numbers have been made to near the gospel, wno otherwise would never have heard it. Wherever there is a community who not ordinarily attend the tsibbath services, there out-door exercises should be undertaken. The time for services should be within the re of six o'clock P. M., when other meetings need not be interfered with, when advantage may be taken of subdued and quiet feeling wliicli somehow steals over everybody with setting of the sun and the ap proach of twilight. The plaee should oue retired from noisy thorough fares, yet not out of the way : one, if possible, where natural advantages conspire to promote the comfort the multitude, aud the convenience those who address them. The choir ought to be there to sing, not once, often not stately hymns, of sol emn tune, but airs and words that are popular in the Sunday-school. The sermon or address should be familiar, matter -of-fact, "like the conversation a man with his friend. If only gospel truth is the sum and sub stance of it, it will answer the end. it muxt be brief. The whole exer should not exceed forty minutes, it would be better to keep within thirty. To a simple service like this, quickly flock the people, in what numbers, and what varieties : and, continued through a summer, it might an influence that could not be measured. i iesi Wood county has a snake from 32 35 feet in length, crawling around somewhere near Portage. . - a of in ly so in on a to tho and the of was an the her who was A WESTERN DROVER'S STORY. My name is Anthony Hunt. I am a drover, and I live miles and miles away upon flie western prairie. There wasn't a homo within sight when we moved there, my wife and I, and now we havn't many neighbors, though those we have are gaod ones. One day about ten years ago, I went away from home to sell some fifty head of cattle fine creatures as ever I saw. I was to buy some groceries and dry goods before I came back, and above all. a doll for our youngest. Dolly; she bad never had a shop doll of her own, only the rag babies her mother had made her. Dolly could talk of nothing else, and went down to the very gate to call after me to "buy a big one." Nobody but a parent can understand how my mind was on that toy, and how, when the cattle were sold, the first thing, I hur ried oiT to buy was Dolly's doll. I found a large one, with eyes that would open and shut when you pulled a wire, and had it wrapped up in paper and tucked under my arm, while I had the parcels of calico and delain and tea and sugar put up. It might have been more prudent to stay until morning, but I felt anxious to get back, and eager to hear Dolly's prattle about her doll. I mounted ou a steady-going old horse of mine, and pretty well loaded. Night set in before I was a mile from town, aud settled down dark as pitch while I was in the middle of the wild est bit of road I know of. I could have felt my way though, I remember ed it so well, aud it was almost that when the storm had been brewing, broke and pelted the rain in toreuu, five miles, or may be six, from home too. I rode on as fast as I could, but all of a sudden I heard a little cry like a child's voice! I stopped short and listened. I heard it again. I called and it answered me. I couldn't see a thing! All was dark as pitch. I got down and felt about in the grass called again, and again itwas answer ed. Then I began to wonder. I'm not timid, but I was known to be a drover, and to have money about me. It might be a trap to catch me una wares and rob and murder me. I am not superstitious not very but how could a real child be out on the prairie in such a night, at such' an hour? It might be more than human. The bit of a coward that hides itself in most men showed itself to me then, and I was half inclined to run away: but once more I heard that cry and said I, "If any man's child is here abouts, Anthony Hunt is not the man to let it die." I search again. At last I bethought me of a hollow nnder the hill and groped that way. Sure enough, I found a little ui-ippung thing that moaned and sobbed as I took it in my arms. I called my horse, and the beast came to me, and I mounted, and tucked the little soaked thing under my coat aa well as I could promising to take it home to mammy. It seem ed tired to death, and pretty soon cried itself to sleep against my bosom. It had slept there over a hour when I saw my own windows. There were lights in them, and I supposed my wife had lit them for my sake, but when I got into the door yard I saw something was the matter, and stood still with dead fear of heart five minutes before I could lift the latch. At last I did it. and saw the room full of neighbors, and my wife amid them weeping. When she saw me she hid her face. "Oh don't tell him," she said "it will kill him." "What is it neighbors?" I cried. And one said, "Nothing now. hope whats that in your arms?" "A poor lost child," said I, "I found it on the road. Take it, will you. I've turned faint." and I lifted the sleeping thing and saw the face of my own child, my iitue Dolly. It was my darling, and no other. that I had picked up upon the drench ed road. My little child had wandered out to meet "daddy" and doll, while her mother was at work, and whom they were lamenting on dead. I thanked heaven on my knees before them all, Its not much of a story, neighbors, but I think of it often in the nights. and wonder how I could bear to live now if I had not stopped when I heard the cry for help upon the road, the little baby cry, hardly louder than squirrel's chirp. mat's Dolly yonder with ner motn- er in the meadow, a girl worth saving I think(but then.I'm her father and partial may be) the prettiest and sweetest thing this side of the Missis sippi. The Sword and Trowel. PUT IT IN WRITING. How many misunderstandings arise from the loose way in which business matters are talked over, and then when each party puts his own con struction on the conversation, the matter is dismissed by each with the words "all right," "all right" Fre quently it turns out all wrong and be comes a questioii for lawyers and the courts. More than half the litigation of the country would be saved if people would put down their agreements in writing. Each word in our language has iu own peculiar meaning. aud memory may by the change a single word, or even by the change of its position in a sen tence, Convey an entirely different idea from that intended. When once reduced to writing, ideas are fixed. inelastic. We once saw an excited can tain rush into the presence of his colonel with grievous complaints against a brother officer. "Stop! Stop captain !" said the colonel, "put your complaint writing, and I will give it atten tion." The captain went to work vigorous writing his complaint. In a little while he stopped and commenced laughing. The whole affair looked ridiculously small when written out that he was laughing at his own folly in giving it any attention. t in "I Shoo, Fly! The Lima Gazette says: "A lady one of our churches rested her head the back of the pew in front, as all devout people do in time of prayer, but in the pew before her, sat a young man who neither bowed his head or kneeled. A beautiful plume nodded and danced upon the head of the fair one behind him, occasionally touch ing the neck of the youth, who evi dently considered it a ny or some troublesome insect. For a time he bore the unpleasant sensation without murmur, but at last patience ceased be a virtue, and from the flash of his eagle eye one could plainly see that hour of that fly had come. In stead of saying, 'Shoo, Fly, don't bodder me." cautiously his hand moved toward the supposed offending insect; then followed a frantic clutch a spring behind him. Imagine horror of the youth to find in his hand Hie nobby hat of the fair one, which he had torn violently from her head, sadly disarranging the contour the braid and chignons. The lady indignant, or course, and the youth could have been purchased at immense sacrifice about that time. Explanations and apologies followed, disorganized was put in order as as imssible, and the devotional exercises were resumed. A lady remarked tho other dav that "husband was a great epicac, and kept her canterinq all the time." Meaning her husband was a great epi cure, and kept her catering all the time. A Western editor consoled a man complained that justice had not been done him, by the remark that it "very lucky for him." . and to was her for has Josh Billings on "Jersey Lightning." Who it was that invented alcohol I am unable tew tell without lieing; but it would hav been a fust klass blessing for the rest of us if he and the lickor had both ov them been spilt on the ground and never been sopped up since. The devil himself, with all hiz geni us for a ten strike, could not have roll ed a ball more serviceable for his biz ness on earth ; one more certain to quarter on the head pin, and sweep the alley every, time. Bum is the Devil's stool-pigeon, his right bower, his high, low, jack, and the game. A grate menny, with dyspeptic mor als, argy that lickor is indispensibel for manufacturing and doctor purpos es, and also for mekanikal uses ; and they hold that you kouldnt raise a barn that would stand without enny good old Jamaka rum, and sum say thar pudding soss without enny speer its in it is no healthier than common goose grease. But awl ov these argys are furnished free ov cost by the Devil himself, and enny man who advances them iz tel ling (without knowing it, perhaps) lies that will weigh, atarufi estimate, at least a pound apiece. But mv ob- jeckt in these fu preliminus remarks ia iew gu a guou cuance to teii wnat 1 know about "Jersey lightning" (one ov alcohol's imps) as a manufaktring and metaphysikal agent. Jersey lightning iz cider brandy, three hours old, still-born, and quick er than flash. This juice is drunk raw by the old sports and make a premoni tory and hissing noisejas it winds down the thrut, like an old she goose setting on eggs, or a hot iron stuck into ice water. Three horns a day of this licker will take a man's interior in six months so that he kan swallow a live six footed krab, feet fust, and not waste a wink. It don't fat a man (cider brandy don't) like whiskee dua, but puckers him up like fried potatoze. If a man kan survive the fust three years of Jersey lightning he iz safe then for the next 75 years to cum, and keeps looking every day more like a three- year old pepper-pod, hotter and hot ter. An old cider brandy drinker will steam, in a sudden showerof rain, like a pile of stable manure, and his breath smells like the bung-hole of a rum-cask lately emptied. When Jersey lightning is fust born it tastes like bileing turpentine and cayenne, half-and-half, and will raise a blood blister on a pair ov old kow- hule brogans in 15 minutes : aud ap plied externally will cure the rheu matism or kill the patient, I forget which. The fust horn a man takes of this licker will make him think he has swallowed a gas-light ;. and he will go behind the barn and try tew die, but kant. The eyes ov an old ciderbrandyist look like deep gashes Iftit into a ripe tomato, his noze is the coniplexshun of a half-biled lobster, and the gizzle in his gullet sticks out like an elbow in a tin leader. The more viliinous the drink the more inveterate are those who drink it. I kant tell yet whether cider brandy will shorten an old sucker's days or not; for they generally out lived all the rest of the nabors, and uie just as soon aa the old tavern stand changes hands and iz opened on temperance principles. One bottle of sassaperrilla or ginger-popp iz az fatal to these fellers az a rille-ball is to bed bugg. I would do almost ennything but murder to save a young man from Jersey lightning; but trieing to save an old one is like trieing tew put the fire out of a holler log. You might az well let it burn up, for the ashes is worth more than the log. iY. Y. Weekly. Mark Twain has succeeded in editing the agricultural department of a monthly magazine to the infinite satisfaction of farmers and those who love farming. Here is his "latest effort "Turnips should never be pulled it injures them. It is much better to send a boy up and let him shake the tree. "The guano is a fine bird, but great care is necessary in rearing it It should not be imported earlier than June nor later than September. In the winter it should be kept in a warm place, where it can hatch out its young. "It is evident that we are to have a backward season for grain. Therefore it will be wen lor the farmer to begin setting out his corn-stalks and plant ing his buckwheat cakes in July in stead or August Concerning the pumpkin: This berry is a favorite with the natives of the interior or JbJigiand, who prefer it the gooseberry for the making of fruit cakes, ana who likewise give It the preference over the raspberry for feedingcows,as being more filling and fully as satisfying. The pumpkin is tne only esculent or the orange lamiiy that will thrive in the north, except the gourd and one or two varieties of tne sriuasn. But tne custom or plant ing it in the front yard with the shrubbery is fast going out of vogue, for it is now generally conceded that the pumpkin as a shade tree is failure." Punch and Judy gives a remarkable illustration or "proor positive." w ite (who has been sitting up) "Well, this is a pretty time to come home. our o'clock !" Husband (who has taken but one glass or a curious com pound, spoken of, by hJmself,as"whis- kahwarra,") "Wha' you mean, mad am, by Forelock?" Unfort'nly for you, madam, it sho'appens, curious- lenutr, I parse. 'd Big Ben, madam and heard it strike one (hie) several times, madam !" Retires to bed in triumph iu his boots. J ".Mamma," said a wee child one Sunday evening, after having sat still the house all day. "use a good child," "have I honored you to-day?" don't know," replied the mother, wonderingly: "why do you ask?" "Because," said the littleone shaking her head sadly, "the Bible says. 'Honor thy father and mother that days may be long ;' and this has been, oh, the longest day I ever saw.' The Cireleville Democrat says That Mrs TabithaMcGath, the oldest person in this part or Ohio, and per haps in the State, died on Monday evening last, July 4th, about seven o'clock, in Deercreek township, at the great age or one hunareaana nine years, three months ana twenty-nx days! This is one or the most re markablecases of longevity of modern times, on record. A Winsted, Connecticut, lady was some time ago struck by lightning, lay for hours unconscious dead all human appearances. She dis tinctly heard her friends declare she "unquestionably dead ;" and she would have been buried alive had not brother insisted (while the by standers laughed him to scorn) upon hoping and working and waiting her restoration, which he accom plished. The Louisville Commercial says; "The following eunique specimen of polite literature and historical fact passed through our post office yester day. Inscribed upon the back of a letter "Postmaster, thig letter send To Bettie F. Ueazley, my well tried friend; In Dalton, Georgia, she used to dwell. Where tho rebels gave tbe Yankees hell; Perhaps she's gone why, then, Bail Hill it to her will send." of A its to in had and A -Connecticut man has worn the snte hat to church for 40 years. It Leen.ln style seven titues during that iriod. . ' . -, ; Hit ated ne he -lis lect be me THE DOCTOR'S RIDE. Doctor Josiah Campbell, who lived for many years on the Western Re serve, in Ohio, was a skillful physi cian, but withal one of the most ec centric and absent-minded persons in the world, except Margaret, his wife, and she was fully his equaL One . summer morning the doctor was caught out in a tremendous shower, which drenched him to the skin. It soon cleared off, however, and Doctor Josh rode into his own yard, where he took the dripping saddle from his horse, and let him go adrift into tho pasture. The saddle he placed on a stout log of wood which was elevated some four feet from the ground on two posts, where the doctor had begun to build a platform to dry peaches on. After having got his saddle fixed so it would dry, he took the bridle, and putting the bits over the end of the log, he stretched out the reins, and hitching them to the horn of the sad dle, went in to change his clothes and get breakfast Josi&h. Jr. and Margaret Jr. were away from home on a visit, and so the two seniors sat down to the morning meal. When they were about half through, Jim Atwood, a farmer, living about eight miles distant, came in, telling the doctor he wished he would go over to his house, as he reckoned hemight be wanteit there, and then went otf tr the village in a hurry, after some nesessary "fixens," . ; When the doctor finished his break fast, he took his saddle-bags, and out he went into th yard, where he de liberately mounted his saddle and set out, in imagination, for Jim Atwood's. For a long time he rode on in silence, with his eyes intently fixed on Buchan's Practice, which lay open on the saddle before him. At length he began to feel the effects of the fierce rays of a midday sun, and looking up from his book he discovered a comfortable-looking house close by- him, upon which he sang out lustily for a drink of water. Aunt Margaret, who had been for the last two hours very busy in the ' garden, made her appearance with a pitcher of milk, and after the thirsty stranger had taken a long draught, they entered into an animated conver sation, the doctor launching out into rapturous praises of the scenery about . the place, the neatness of the building, the fine orchard of peach and apple trees; and the lady who caught a glimpse of the saddle-bags, made a great many inquiries about the health of the neighborhood, etc. The doctor finally took his leave of the lady, assuring her that he would call on his retyrn and have some further conversation with her, as she reminded him so much of his wife, who, he was sure., would be very hap py to make her acquaintance. The lady turned to enter the house, and the doctor had just gathered up the reins, when Jim Atwood dashed up to the gate with his horse in a. lather of foam. "What on earth are yon doing, doctor?" yelled Jim; "get off that log and come along." l he doctor was greatly astonished at first, but after a few minutes it got through his hair that he had been all the morning riding a beech log in his own door-yard. - Mr. Charles Dickens was upholding . the theory that whatever trials or diffi culties might stand in a man's path, there is always something to be thank ful for. "Let me in proof thereof," said Dickens, "relate a story. Two men were to hang at Newgate formur- der. The morning arrived; the hour approached; the bell of Sr. Sepulcher's began to toll; the convicts were pin ioned; the procession was formed; it advanced to the fatal beam; the ropes were adjusted around the poor men's necks; there were thousands of motley sight-seers of both sexes, of all ages' men, women and children, in front of the scatiold; when, just at that second of time a bull, which was being driv en to Smithfield, broke its rope, and charged the mob right and left, scat tering the people everywhere with its horns. Whereupon one of the con demned men turned to his equaly un fortunate companion, and quietly ob served, I say Jack, it,s a good thing we ain't in that crowd." F. S. Key author of the "Star Spangled Banner," was one of the early opponents of slavery. So active ly hostile was he to the peculiar insti tution that he was called the "The Nigger Lawyer." An "Old Defend er," in a letter to the Frederick (Md.) Republican, says : I knew Mr. Key very well when he resided at Georgetown, and used to visit Montgomery Court House to practice at the bar, where he often went by the name of the "Nigger Lawyer,"because he often volunteered defend the down trodden sons and daughters of Africa. My old precep tor in law business, Mr. Benjamin S. Forrest, and Mr. Key used to have many a "tug" together on the "nigger question," as it was then called. Key convinced me that slavery was wrong radically wrong. I used to take notes or their arguments. In view of the green and purple tints brought out by the use of hair dye, one would think people crazy to use it, but we believe the most zeal ous opponents of practice will be sur prised on hearing that seven percent, the lunatics in Charenton Asylum, France, are victims to the use of dve. French paper affirms this to be the case, and we are not prepared to refute assertions. Our authority adds : Foulness of breath is one of the par ticular signs of insanity caused by lead or litharge poison. Colic, and driveling silliness, and finally total loss of memory are among other symp toms. The Director of Charenton says: that ir ne were a judge, he would attach very little importance the evidence of any man or woman the habit of using hair dye. The snow was so deep in Cheshire county, New Hampshire, last winter that it was difficult lor persons meet ing with teams to pass. An eccentric citizen, well known in that county. having a defect in his speech, was coming to the village with a horse and sleigh, and being about to meet a stranger with a team, exclaimed. turn out! turn out! my father's dead!" Upon which the stranger, with much difficulty, turned out aud gave him the entire road. After he got fairly by, the stranger turned inquired of him when his father died; to which the grief-harrowed citizen responded "about fifteen years ago!" Here is another little story which Boston favors the rest of the world with: A young lady there met in com pany a young gentleman who evident ly had an excellent opinion'of himself. During conversation he introduced 1 1 111 iV'f nf tnotrimnnv .nil arnnH. at length upon the kind of wife expected to marry that Is, if ever should take the decisive step. The honored lady must be wealthy, beau tiful, accomplished, amiable ect. ect. listener quietly waited until he ended, and then asked coolly, "And pray, sir, what have yrm to offer in re turn for all this.'" The young man stammered, reddened a little, and walked away. A few days since a little ragged ur was sent by a tradesman to col a Din. ue began in the usual way, but becoming- more and more importunate, at length the gentle man's patience becoming exhausted, said to him: "You need not dun e sharply: I am not gora? to run away.'- r"I don't suppose vou are." tho boy, scratchins "h:3 head. but my master is, and he wants the money.'