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, THE BELMONT CHRONICLE,
AND FARMERS, MECHANICS, AND MANUFACTURERS' ADVOCATE I - - 4 -.:-:-:,-.: . . b ' I m SRRIBS. VOL. 5. WO. 23. ST. CLURSVILLB, OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, MB. TOLK SO. 803 . - - ' " - 1 . n , l . .um j. i THE BELMONT CHRONICLE, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORRIHG, DV H. J. HOWARD A B. B. COWEN. OFFICE ON WEST SIDE OF MARKET ST., IMMEDIATELY EELOW THE MARKET HOU-E. TEEM Of BOSSCVrTION. 1 f pai.l w Ithin three monltn, on If paid after thtlrne, ODtlon of h editor, Ppen dlncontlnued only t tn opium wtille arrearages are due. TEEMS Of ADVERTISING. Bach square, (11 line, or leaf.) three week, H Bery additional insertion, (40,01) Yearly advertieementaone column, a4,no Half column, 15,00 Quarter column, rroleat ional cardu 3 per JEW m- in?11 lotteri addreaie to Hie eauor rau.. r 4 mil re atlentlonQI THE LAW OF NEWSPAPERS. til all arrearage are paid. , , period- SfrfSMiRrA K nd POETRY. POETRY. "THE DAY IS GONE." By the author ot. Martha Hopkins. "The day is gone "Longfellow. The day Is done, and dorkncss U From the wing of night is loosed , )1 As a feather is wafted downward From a chicken going to roost. I see the lights of the baker Gleam through the rain and mist, And a feeling of sadness comes oct me That 1 cannot well resist. ,. A feeling of sadness and longing. That is not like being sick, And resembles sorrow only As a brickbat resembles a brick. Come, get for me some supper A good and regular meal, That shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the pain I feel. Not from the pastry haksrs, Not from ihe shops for cake. I wouldn't give a farthing For all that they can make. i For, like the soup ot dinner, ( Such things would best suggest Some dishes more substantial, And to-night 1 want the best. Go to somr; honest butcher, Whose beef is fresh and nico As any they have in the city, , And get a liberal sllcs. ; Such things through days of labor, And nights devoid of eale, For Bad and desperate feelings Are wonderful remedies. They have an astonishing power ( To aid and reinforce, And come like the "finally brethren," That follows a long discourse. Then get me a tender sirloin From off the bench or hook, I And lend to its sterling goodness i The science of the cook. j And the night shall be filled with comfort, j And the cares with which it begun Shall fold up their blankets like Indians, j And silently cut and run. MISCELLANEOUS. For the Chronicle. THE RECLAIMED DRUNKARD. BY WINNIE. 'Twee evening The solemn grandeur of c the scenery around cast a saddening Influence ' over the soul. The sun had passed behind J the western cliffs, and its last lingering ray cast a tint of pale light over the dark calm . waters of the lake, and the fitful night breeze . whispered strange things among the leaves of the jessamine that hung in graceful lies- " loons across the open window. The soft moonbeams stole silently into that cottage 1 which stood by the lake, revealing the forms ' of its inmates. There, pale and sorrow strick- ' en, robed in mourning's sombre hue, sat the mother: at her side reclined a fair young girl, B of some twelve summers, one of earth's bright- " est stars. Nature had penciled, with delicate j shade, the rose on her cheek, and her bright and happy countenance told of the purity of her soul; but her usually mirthful eye had i j eomething of sadness in it, as, looking from under the golden ringlets that shaded her 1 pure brow, into her mother's face, Blie said, dear mother I remember well when we lived in the city, in such a beautiful house, with fine marble steps, and every thing so grand, 1 but I love our dear little cottage, I wish you j did mother, with its sweet jessamines, and the white wall peeping from the bright green leaves, and my lovely flower garden too. Oh: yes, I love this much better than I did out ' home in the city. My dear Laura, it is not the loss of wealth 1 and luxury that makes me unhappy, for we 1 have still sufficient to maintain us very com- ' fortably; but other troubles of a deeper kind. ' Your brother, you know that he is not with 1 us. Oh! my dear boy, were you but here, 1 this home would be a paradise. I remember brother Charles too, exclaimed ' Laura, with a tear glistening in berclearblue 1 eye. He often took me with him to the coun try. We have walked together in the green fields, and all through the grove, to gather wild flowers, and we have set for hours be neath the shade of the tall forest trees, while brother would relate many anecdotes for our amusement and instruction. We have often stood on the summit of some high hill, ad miring the gorgeous sunset, and then sought our home when the bright stars were appear ing, one by one, in the blue sky above us. Oh, indeed, he was a dear good brother. Yes, your brother Was natural) noble and generous but now you in unlike your harp and play a tune. Music soften the recollec tions of the past. I feel unusually sad this evening the hours appear mysteriously long. I will, my dear mother, with the greatcet of pleasure: and going to the harp she gently ran her delicate fingers over the strings. Sister Mary, will you not sing for me? she said, addressing a lovely girl of some eighteen summers, who sat gazing from the window, wrapped in deep thought. A tear stood in her large dark eye, and throwing back her locks of jetty hair, she began in a voiceclcar and melodious, "my brother has left me." The rich melody wis sung in a faltering tone, and the gentle breeze wafted it for away o'er ; the deep still luke. The last note had ceas ed to vibrate, and the inmates of that cottage sat wrapped in their own meditations, gloomy or pleasant as it might happen to be. All ', there was silent, yet they heard not the light j ply of the oar as it dipped in the silvery wa- j ters. Now it is distinctly to be Been in the clear moonlight, and anon hid by the droop ing willows, as they bathe their leafy bran ches in nature's mirror. The shaded lamp threw a mild glow of silvery light around th apartment. Laura had thrown herself upon the sofa, and for some time had remained per fectly silent. Mother, at last she exclaimed, has it not been five years since brother Charles left us! Yes, my child, five long years have flown by, and I have no tidings from my son. Can he have died in a distant land, without a mother's tender hand to smoothe his dying pillow, or the'gentle voice of a dearly loved sister to cheer his lust mo ments? It cannot be; something from within tells me that he will yet return. Can it, will itjbe, that my dear boy may yet return, my once noble and lovely son! So saying, she hid her face in her hands, and burst into tears. Mrs. Mellville was a lady of good standing in the city of P , of high moral worth and mental endowment. Traces of beauty still lingered about her well defined features, her dark auburn hair was slightly silvered, not by the blighting frostsjof many winters, but by sorrow's withering touch. She had three 1 lovely children, Charles, Mary and Laura. Being early left a widow, the responsibili- I ty devolving upon her was deeply felt, and I she earnestly strove to educate her children, I not only mentally but morally and religiously: I and having a deep sense of the importance of ' the latter, her'praycrs arose daily for a bless- ing upon them. Then wonder not at her sorrowful and dejected air, when her only I son had fallen a victim to intemperance, and 1 liad deserted her, and gone to follow out his Jownwordcourse.unrestrained, in? foreign I lands. He finished his education at an early age, i with great honors, and returnedjjto his native ' city, flushed with the success of the'past and i high hopes forhis future aggrandizement and i honor, to pursue the study of the profession lie had chosen, and to be a protector and com- t forfer to his mother, the residue of her days. I His figure was tall and commanding, with 1 a broad intellectual brow. His mild dark eye ' sparkling with genius, and his generous heart warmed with affection for those around him. t He was sympathyzing and liberal to a fault. ' Huving in his possession wealth, talents and education, he was surrounded by many friends, c if those can be styled such, who show them- ' selves friends only in the sunshine of pros- 1 nerity, and withdraw when the dark clouds f adversity o'er cast the scenery around, c Courted, admired, flattered, hismanifold bless- I ngs now proved to him a curse. But among I he many friends that surrounded him there was one who could, without doubt, be styled d i true friend. George Fulton attended the P iume institution, recited in the same classes, " ind had been a competitor for the honors fl vith Charles Melville, and was therefore ful- tl y acquainted with the talents and noble 0 leort possessed by Chnrles, and he loved him l or his worth alone. Fulton possessed none A if the advantages of his friend Melville, ex- ri cpt a good head and generous heart. Know- ' ng his future standing upon the stage of ' ife depended upon an upright and virtuous "J ourse, he look the first step by associating ! limself with the Sons of Temperance. He d clt the solid foundation upon which he stood, 1 T nd wished not to stand alone. With many P orebodings for the future he observed the ' si lernicious effects likely to result from the h ixample and persuasions of Charles' associ- t tee. Dilligently he sought to prove to him h he necessity of becoming a member of their ociety. He urged and entreated him, but o las! all his efforts proved fruitless. C. fi ilaced much confidence in his own strength, b lis friend's advice passed unheeded by. The riendly glass must be taken, his friends pleas- ! o d. The weekly club must be attended, he , s lad to do so, it become a man of his station , ind wealth. Unconsciously down, down, the a asy path to infumy, he trod, until, alus, the K iabit was formed. He was bound by the d lellish chains of intemperance. He sunk to , i level with the swine that wallow in the t nire. Friends forsook him, riches going, O mt his friend George Fulton forsook him not. tl -Ie made every exertion in his power to savo w im, but all availed nothing. George's en- h reaties and his mother's tears added only to tl he bitterness of his feelings. Stung with M emorse at his fallen station, and a madening c ;hirst raging within, ho left, as we have sta- :ed before, for a distant land, where, unre- d trained, he could indulge his evil appetite, I ind his heart broken mother left the guy ll icenes of former days, and sought retirement 5 md repose in an elegant cottage ontheshure jf a lake, the situation of which was alike h solitary and beautiful. d Nature was hushed the hum of busy life r bad ceased. The streets which but a few hours before teemed with a living throng t were now deserted, and in the populous city b of p naught disturbed the nightly silence, 1 Bave the hurried footfall of some late wan- derer returning from bis mighnight revels, 11 and the watchman's heavy tread, as he tra- ' versed the now deserted streets. The bright 1 moon riding midway up the heavens lent a ' crystaline luster to the surrounding scenery. 1 Before a large aud costly dwelling in a re- 'tired but fashionable portion oT thecity mlgl t have been seen the tall figure of a man close j ly wrapped in his cloak pacing to and fr with an anguished and uneasy air. Occasionally the moon shone full in hi face, revealing, with unerring certainty, thi I foot-prints of the demon intemperance. Re morse and agony were likewisedepicted there He stood before the home of former and hop ' pier days scalding tears traced each othe j down his haggard face, as he gazed upon thi . noble mansion. He clasped his hands ii agony, murmuring, oh! thou home of mj childhood, thou look'st like a heaven of thi past: beneath thy roof I have sported in thi innocent days of youth. There, too, my sis ters played and sported in gleesome pleasure They say they are gone, gone away why' To forget me yes to forget their own soil and brother! Ah, no, no, would that I coulc think so; but no, they are gone away to pray for me, gene to mourn, gone to hide thcit disgrace. My mother's warnings, her ear nest pleadings, my sister's tearful face, like specters they haunt me they are ever be fore me. Oh! Father of mercies, how wretch ed and miserable am I! I have lost all, all as the fool looseth his own salvation. Oh, fatal cup, it was thou that ensnared me; with in thee lies the coiled serpent with gleaming eyes, heaving with fiery breath sparkling bubbles to the the brim, waiting to destroy the reckless being who venture to approach thee. Then with agitated steps he hastened away, as if to flee from the reproach of con science. In an apartment which bore undoubted ev idence of having seen better days, in an ob scure boarding house in the city of P sal two young men, George Fulton and CharlH Melville. Five years had made but liftle dif ference on the appearance of George Fulton perhaps more thoughtful looking no other change. His highest aspirutions hud been realized. He occupied the station that his talents and moral worth claimed for him. Ever watchful, he had been the first to dis cover, in the wretched outcast, his friend Charles Melville. True to hiB pledge, and to the promptings of a humane heart, he was, vith all his former assiduity, seeking to re :laim him from the degradation and miserv nto which he had fallen. Charles sat b he table, his head resting on his hands be ore him lay the pledge, opposite sat George, votching with intense anxiety all the various :hanges of his countenance. He had almost exhausted his eloquence urging upon Melville he importance of putting his name to that mper. He now sought by gentle words to awaken oftened remembrances in his darkened mind. Melville, little thought I, a few years ago, vhen we parted at College, to see you in the alien condition that I now find you. How ery different were our situations then. I, i relatives, no friends, but littlo wealth, :ast upon the wide cold world, without one o direct, advise or rejoice with me, I stood ilone amid the crowds. You returned to vealth, friends and an affectionate mother :nd sisters. They welcomed you with their miles and blessings, bestowing upon you hat warm love which a mother and sister a one possesses to bestow, relying upon you vith true heart-felt confidence. Your wid wed mother looked upon you as a protector; vith your orphan sisters, you occupied the loublc station of father and brother. How 'ou returned their love and confidence, your iwn heart can answer best. Here is tho iledge, sign it, and return to your heart-bro-:en mother. Charles took the pen with a trembling, but etermined hand, and put his name to the aper. It is done! he exclaimed, while a ray f intense satisfaction played over his squalid j sutures. Go, foul destroyer, I have lasted ( liee for the last time yes, the last. I feel s If new life has been given to me. Long, ng have I wished for this hour it has come. 1 .nd you my true, my ever watchful friend,' sing and tuking his hand, how can I thank ou! Me could say no more his feelings tioked further utterence, and the strongman ept like a child. At length recovering, he icclaimed, but I cannot yet return to my eat1 mother, I cannot go to her a beggar. ! 'ho last dollar of my estate is spent, I am 1 cnnyless. My squalid nppeurence would look her. I will enter tho situation you1 ave kindly procured for me, and in part try ! ) reguin some of my former appearanco and Dulth. George, your request to hear a description' f the maimer In which I have Iptnt the Inst' ve years of my life, at some future duy shall 0 fully granted. At present my feelings' 'ill not permit me to live over again, years f naught but folly and vice. Of my first teps to ruin you are fully aware. Your arning voice often sounded in my ears, even mid the boisterous uproar ot the midnight Iveli but think not that during the many ays of crime and folly, conscience, that ever ukeful monitor, slept. No, its prohings ol IQ drove me almost to desperation, and how ftcn in my better moments have I resolved ) forsake my wretched course, and dash a iiy forever that blasting cup. But in those ours no friend was near like you, to hand ie pledge, and e'er I sought it, it was too ite. No, I acted wrong in first handling the up, and before I could he released from its torching chains, I had to drink its bitterest regs. Why at last I sought my native city, can scarcely tell, but something from with- 1 whispered that there was salvation there, ly mother's tearful face arose before my lental vision, and you stood beckoning me omeward. Then, scarcely knowing what I id, I embarked for home. You kuow the est of my story. A few months after the above conversation aok place, in an apartment of a respectable oarding house in P , George Fulton night have been Been pacing the room with n uneasy air, occasionally slopping to listen s if expecting some one. At length, speak ng aloud, he said, it is growing late, past welve. I cannot help feeling uneasy. Ma ly sharpers are abroad. I must go in search if him. A heavy hand was laid upon his ihouldcr; Fulton, exclaimed Charles Melville, it I hope that you hare no occasion to fear for k me. I have been but by my old home. I 0 must see my mother and sisters. I will re frain from seeing them no longer, and you s must accompany me. We will leave for there 1 early to-morrow. The next day found the . two friends many miles from the noisy city. Mrs. Melville's last words had scarcely died - from off her lips, in reply to Laura's questions r relating to her brother, when a tall figure darkened the doorway and before her stood i her long lost son. r To attempt to describe that meeting would be folly, we therefore leave it to the imagi- nation o! the reader. Several years have passed since the return , of that son, and Charles Melville has hourly ! cause to bless the disinterested benevolence i of the Ami of Temperance, while they have 1 1 had no reason to regret the efforts they made to save another human being from destruction. For the Belmont Chronicle. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ANIMAL MAGNETISM. jmk. Howard: it IB Known to a lew cit izens lhat unsuccessful efforts have been made in the past few months to procure the Court House for the purpose of a course of ! lectures on the science of Animal Magnetism. But the Commissioners have determined that it shall not be occupied for any such purpose, and of course the Sheriff dure not transcend his instructions. I am well aware that a difference of opinion exists as to the facts, philosophy and utility of this science, but I am not aware that it is iust in the Commissioners to condemn any JVw thing, especially if they ore not acquaint- WK with the thing condemned. It is well known that the Court House is easy of access to almost every thing else, decent and vulgar, solemn and rediculous, grand and light, politi cal, religious and profane on one condition, to writ: that the house shall be left in good order; and it is doubtful whether th-flcsndition is faithfully complied with at all times. Re sponsible persons have been willing to obli gate themselves that the house should be left in good condition if granted for this purpose; but they peremptorily refused. It is not out jpf place to say here, that only a 6hort time go, an exhibition took place there bo vulgar that the ladies were insulted and left the house. I am satisfied that the objections to Ani- mal Mogjietism are founded in ignorance of , the subject, and therefore are not valid. At this time thousands of inteHegent and scien tific men not only believe its facts and utility, , but are looking with deep interest to the de- veloptnent of its philosophy and its applica- tion to useful purposes. Its facts are no long- er disputed by sensible men who have taken the pains to inform themselves. And why the citizens of St. Clairsville, should be so i erbitrarily snd unjustly deprived- ,Sfc! facil ities usually afforded in other places has not been satisfactorily set forth. Certainly they i are as competent to care for themselves us the citizens of Wheeling, Stcubenville or any other place. Those who are not interested, need not attend, and those who go for decep tion, had better stay away, and those whode- ' sire to know all that can be known, should i have the privilege. I am aware that much prejudice exists in , the community, and that those who have heretofore attempted demonstrations have ) been denied a fair hearing, and one of them j shamefully abused, while persons were found t who did not hesitate to stoop to practice fraud r. in order to redicule the science. Ii may be said that those persons were incompetent I and irresponsible. Admitted if you please! j Is this any reason why they should not have t justice? But it does not follow that all others B are of tho oumo character. And because some men, puffed up with a little brief authority, have prematurely decided this question are those who differ from them to be forever pro- h scribed, and denied the common privileges L now enjoyed by their fellow citizens! If there is any truth or good in the science, , it must be by divine appointment, and if by c divine appointment, pertaining as it does to 4 man, soul and body, it is not only a privilege w but a duty to investigate it. That the Com missioners have a right to decide for them- t, selves none will deny, but their attempt to tl suppress the agitation of this subject by oth- it ers, partakes a little of the inquisitional, :nd i seems somewhat out of place. There would n be just as much propriety in prohibiting Methodism, Calvinism, Baptism, Whiggery or ti Democracy, mere matters of opinion, as there fj is in prohibiting Magnetism. Indeed there K( would be 11. ore propriety for these sects and i parties are already in possession of the means to accommodate themselves. Things have v, come to a pretty pass in the 19th century, pt characterized as it is at this time by the must wonderful discoveries and inventions contra- n dieting all former experience, or rather trans- et ceiding it, when a great natural science, be- , lieved and taught as true and nseful by many of the most learned men in Europe and A merica, is denied the privilege of a fair open tt and manly hearing in Belmont County, Ohio, p in the place commonly occupied for all public p purposes, und where many things, a thousand .1 limes less useful have been freely presented, all because two or three County officers have 0 concluded, ex parte, that this science is not a proper o ne to come before the people. The , injustice, unreasonableness, and imprudence , of this course are not only highly censurable k bui too apparent to require much comment. It is equal to prescribing what men shall see, hear and believe; a prerogative they would be 0 very unwilling to have exercised iutheirowu ,, cases. t I know that the tendency of the science is urged against itsdemonstratlon. This is only done by the ignorant and fearful. If it i true God is its author; he is responsible for its , tendency, ni ue (or Ub abuse. Natural tcien- ceB tend always to wisdom and goodness) their pervision produces opposite results. , It may be urged that persons will behave d rudely; admitted. This indieates bad train- , ing, loose habits, bad examples, and the need . of bettor police regulations. In this land ol liberty, where religious intolerance and dr.-. , potisns are prohibited by constitutional gnar- sntees, certainly men should be allowed to in vestigate a great natural science without mo lestation. But whence this tendency to vio-1 lencc! Usually it is aroused into action by j the remarks and suggestions of men who would scorn to be caught in the set themselves, j I do not asy this is true here; but I do say if! men who ought to know whether magnetism I is a reality or a fiction, would take the pains to inform themselves snd give the subject ; that attention and respect which its facts challenge from all reasonable and reasoning' beings, I am satisfied that the same feeling and conduct wojld be manifested by thatclass of community which follows where it is led i or goes where it is commanded. I have known of several instances where professed ly pious men have declared in the presence of "fillo WE of the baser sort" that mesmerisers ought to be egged, thus commending mob vio lnce for the suppression ot that which they could not meet with rational arguments. In conclusion I add, that I do not claim for ! magnetism ony thing more thon is claimed for matters of less importance. As long as the court house is opened for other things not legitimately connected with its design let no man be excluded who behaves himself decent ly, and let every man hear for himself. Let it be remembered that there are hundreds in the country who believe in magnetism and hundreds who desire to investigate it further. ! The partiality of the Commissioners is an in suit to all that portion of the community. And now I should not wonder if the doors j are closed against all in order to keep out this ! one. We shall see whether petty personal prejudices will prevail over justice and reason, j MAGNETISM. From the Spirit of Times. A writer from Iuisville, Ky. says: Had an agricultural fair in our neighbor hood some time ago, which in all probability will be reported in full in the "Cultivator" or "Country Gentleman." Ahead Jof said re port, however, I send you a memoranda of 1 some few th:ngs noticed while on the grounds. Flowers, and Ladys Department- Alder Blossoms and Berries. Very large 1 and fine. 1 Bramble Berries. Though but little care liad been expended on these, owing to their situation in the fence corners, end were only I :ultivated on one side, yet they were very promising. A Pound of Butler. Extremely white & jrainy, with a handful of cow's hairjthorough- y mixed with it. It was neatly wrapped up 1 n what appeared to be a piece of old cotton shirt. Appeal Dumplings. More wonderful than those that puzzled George III., ns in these specimens, owing to the gotta percha- like quality of the integuments, tho difficulty J ivas not, "How, how, how, pray, get the 1 lpple in!" but how get it out! I Agricultural Implements. An him hark Bridle. Graje-vine Haller. "Brush," for Harrowing in Grain, cj-c. I These were remarkably convenient and cheap, I is every furmer who has any trees on his t lace can procure one at any time, and their 1 Iraught is not at all heavy on learn. 'I A Farm date. A new invention now inder letters patent, which is not hung as rates usually are, but is leaned up against he posts, and "propped" with a rail. By this ilan all expense of hinges is saved. A "Seraichtr" Plow, with wooden mould V. oard, and one handle. A great deal of in- o ;enuity was displayed by the manner in which I his plow was "put up" and stocked, by the ri id of such simple means as old "hamo string," a its of leather, and ten-penny nails. Vegetables, Ac. s Mullein. Splendid specimens, ten feet in tl eight, with leaves large enough for saddle lankets. m Iron Wtedl, As everybody must "blow w is own horn" these days, you will allow your orrespondent to "swell" over these, which r : sent in, and to which the first premium ci as given with acclamation. Burrs. A beautiful variety of these in- bi cresting vegetables were on the table, from g ie giant ceckle-uurr (Curr. Am. Gig.,) as ' irge as a small porcupine asleep, down to e lose small black affairs with uncomfortable a nines. Spanish Needles (We noticed on illustra- bt ve wood-cut intended as the leader for sv arnum's next week's pictoral edition of nne holes in a fence entirely sewed up with cc icse needles.) pi Fo.r tail Grass. If not useful, at least gj yry ornamental-see "Landscape Gardening," issim. w "AV4m" Corn. A beautiful lot, which of 10k a first class premium for turning outmore a irj to the bushel than any other variety of ui lis useful grain. Live Stock. ct Cur Bitch, Yene. Color, high brindle, fe ith dew claws, and a lovely litter of clever tips. QOBBT! What will a pair of these " tips in the New York dog-murket, when a ti liver-colored pointer" is worth $75! Hi A Sow, out of "Corn-crib," by an "Alligat r" boar. This breed is celebrated for its irlilizing qualifications, as they can get irough more provender faster, and retain hi tea superfluous fat than any other breed T nown. pi A Pair of lymg-laii Rats (bin fed) Par- ti cular care and attention had been expended n these animals, they having been permitted g "winter" unmolested in the grainery, with si ie ultimate object in view of "opening up" e trade with China in this line. Success to a ankee enterprize, say we. But the "cynosure of all eyeB," tho "ob- p 1 vni of all observers," was an animal known p si The" C.itter. " This most noble variety g f tho equine species, had not "an ounce of p uperfluous flesh about him," but one eye, Sl ti wo sound legs; and yet he was expected to h ;o to mill -"break up" in tho spring "turn a inder" in the fall--carry the old wotnuii and ti liree children to "meuliu1 " on Sundays g Inaul wod plow corn do much galloping 011 election days run down "the Doctor" when the baby was sick hunt tip the stray cow every other dny be "borrowed," and do many other things, upon nucli a living as he could pick up on the commons, or along the road side, between titn"s. He did it, too! Surely the horse is "the noblest Roman of them ill," and too IMeh praise cannot bi awarded to Cabeza de Vaces, for firt intro ducing thm into this roiintry--''pe report of Superintendent of lost Census) though Effl should imagine from the name of the gentle man he had a strong affinity for cows this by the way, however. The exhibition closed to the sntislaction of all concerned, and we expect a great deal of emulation, and consequent advancement, w ill be the result. The socie.y, with a generosity unparalleled, offer a large premium for a new manure which will enable the farmer to raise any quantity of any kind of grain to the acre, by merely stepping out on h's back porch, &. talking nbont it. The guano does not quite answer as yet. They also recommend, as highly worthy of extended cultivation, for its superior keeping qualities, a variety of the apple known as the "Scrub." One gentleman declared he had kept a half-barrel of them for more than a year, not a dozen of them disappearing in the meanwhile from rot, or in any other way, although they are as clastic as when fin I gathered. They recommend also as worthy of a second trial, the "Choke I'ear." Nothing was said about Shanghai fowls, probably because none ol us knew how to pronounce the name. That wood-cut from, the "Knickerbocker," though, of the"Gentie- J man" Shanghai, produced a prolound een;a-. tion. He was considered one of the xe. C. A. P. GOVERNORS. The following is the list of Governors of 1 the several States of t'.iis Union. We put the I Whigs In italics BE U is not inconvenient to do so. States. Governors. Salary. Alabama, Henry W . Collier, $9fiO0 Arkansas, Elias N. Conway, 1,800 California, John Bigler, 10,000 Connecticut, T. H. Seymour, 1,100 Delaware, W. H. Ross, 1,333 Florda, James E. Broome, 1,500 aeorgia, Howell Cobb, 3,000 Illinois, Joe! A. MiUeson, 1,500 Indiana, Joseph A. Wright, 1,300 Iowa, Stephen Hempstead, 1,000 Kentucky, L. W. Powell, 2.50U Louisiana, Paul C. Herbert, 5,000 Maine J.IY. Croiby, 1,500 Maryland, Enoch L. Lowe, 3,600 Massachusetts, J. II. Clifford, 2 500 Michigan, Robert McClelland, 1.500 j Mississippi, Henry S. Foote, 3.000 Missouri, Sterling Price, 2,000 'Jew HamsM e Noah Martin, 1,000 1 Ve.v Jersey, George S. Fort, 1,800 S'ew York, Horatio Seymour, 4,000 North Carolina, David S. Reid, 2,000 Dhio, Reuben Wood, 1,600 'ennsylvania, William liigler, 3,000 thode Island, Phillip Allen, 400 i iouth Carolina, J. L. M mning, 8,600 Penncsoe, W. B. Campbell, 2,000 !.'xas, Peter II. Bell, 2,000 Vermont, E. Fairbanks 750 'irginia, Joseph Johnson, 5.000 Visconsin, L. J. FurtfsO, 1,500 Premonitory Symptoms of an Old IACHKLO&. When he cuts u certain n-jinber f little square bits of paper every night and lys them on his toilet table ready to wipe his jzor when he shaves in the morning that's symptom. When he carries his finders perfectly traight for fear of friction on the knuek les lil'a a sy.nptom. When he leaves a friend's house in the iddle of the evening to avoid a walk home 1 ith a lady that's a symptom. When he keeps his hat on in a lecture 1 10m till the latest permitted minute on ac- 1 junt of a draft That's a symptom. When he wears a Isjrjra mustache and 1 3ard to conceal certain defects that's a j mptom. When he turns a huge co it collar over his ears cry time there is a cloud in the sky that's ' symptom. When he refuses a hynm book in church icau-se he don't like to use glassesthat's a mptom. When he can't go to sleep till he Ins as irtained whether the scam of the sheet, is ' ecisely in the middle of the bed that's t J mptom. When an anthracite fire and wadded rapper have greater chaims lor bin thin a pair ' bright eyes, jingling sleigh bells and a tetc- . ' tele under a Buffalo robe that's a sy- 1 J ptom. . , When whiskey punch and a flannel night ip are the "ne plus ultra" of this earthly licity that's a symptom. When he calls women "humbugs," says I " jshaw," to children, and has growing par- u ility for stuffed rocking chairs and well uired i ' aen-that's a symptom. -Fanny Fern. WEBSTER AND WIRT. There is a peculiar and striking difference M ?tween the English and Irish statesman. ' he former use the flowers of rhetoric and jwer of Logic only to convey great practical uths. The latter makes use of those truths ! s a foundation for oratorical display. The reatest speech ever delivered by an English 1 :atesman, was about bread!. The gratest 1 ver uttered by an Irish patriot, was upon the 1 ostract rights and woes of Ireland. The style of Webster and Wirt are op- ' osites. One massive, grand, original and 1 eculiar; tho other, light, airy sytnpathctical J ad poetical. Wirt, In the lairylike gor- eousness of his style, built his orations in j erfect proportion from the foundation to the irret. All was symmetry, all was happy J armony. There was nu fault, or blemish, or bs.-nee of gruce, or presence of presumption mar the effect of that exquisite harmony ' hich, blending with tho melody of his ge- 8 nius, made everything beautiful and dramatic . which he touched. He finiihedashe fsshioned, he polished as he progressed. The edifice of his muni grew graceful under his efforts. Kxqui-ite ond perfect detail kept pace with his construction. A thousand pillars, niches and minutely wrought passages filled the inner temple. Elaborately he engraved niomcntary reflection upon the passing thought. He spoke. He enlarged. He biautifted, and alter his prolific imagination had done its work, ihe airy edifice stood re Vital, ro fragile snd so fair it seemed that any contact would contaminate it, and any rude I enci u liter prostrate it to the earth. Web .ter like a giant engaged in the con struction of his castle, with his massive and giganticTmind, Would place, now here, now there, a huge block of ungainly granite. I The foundation is ronghl great masses of , thought arc thrown roughly on the earth, as if by chance. And as the building grows, at first rude, then gloomy, until in the wildest grandeur of nature, it overawes and. suUdties j the mind. The edifice of Wirt is like the temples of ancient Grecian grace. The mon uments of Webster like the pyramids. In depa -tingyears the former with all their grace fulness are lost in the distance. The latter in their sublimity seem to grow more sublime, as their outlines strike the sky. The language of Wirt moved the sensibilities of his hearers. The words of Webster sunk into the hearts and memories of mankind, stirring them in j their profoundest depths. The mind as sociates with Wirt his smooth open brow, curling locks, and worJs of warm, poetic fondness or playfulness. We seem to see in Webster the ideal of the God-like and sublime. Upon the horizon of the past, prpsent, and future we behold his form, standing as it were upon the verge of eternity, with those superhuman eyes fixed on heaven. We Bee at his feet strewn as wrecks, the fragments of some great work. We see in his grasp the ensign of our liberties and our Constitution. From his grave wo hear the echo ol his patriotic pyver. Cotton Plant, COMING HOME. Glad words! The waters dash upon the pfow of the gallant vessel. She stands' ou the deck and the winds woo her ringlets as she looks anxiously for her head lands of home. In thought there are warm kisses on her lips, soft hands on her temples. Many arms press her to a throbbing heart, and one voice sweet er than all the rest whispers, "My child!" Coming home! Full to bursting is her heart, and she seeks the chin to give her joy vent in blessed tears. Coming home! The best room is set apart for his chamber. Again and again have lov ing hands folded away the curtains, and shook out the tnowy drapery. The vases are filled every day with fresh flowers, and every even ing tremulous, loving voices whisoer, "Ho will be here to-morrow, perhaps." At each n;r?.l the table is set with scrupulous care. Tiie newly embroidered slippcis, the rich dressing gown, the study cap that he will like so well are all paraded to meet his eye. That student brother! He could leap the waters, and fly Jike a bird lir.me. Though he has seen all the splendor of olden time, there is but one that fills his heart, and that spot he will sion reach. "Sweet home.," Coming horn"! What sees the sun brown ed sailor in the darkling waters! He smiles ! There are pictures there of a blue-eyed babe and its mother. He It mows that even now his youn,' wiie sings the sweet cradle song: 'lor I know that ibe Ana!, s will bring bin 10 me.' He sees her watching from her cottage door; lie feels the beat of her heart in the pulse of his own, when u familiar footfall touches only the threshold of memory. That bronzed sailor loves his home, as an eagle whose wings seek oftenest the tracks af the air, loves best his mountain eyry. His treasurers are there. Corning home! Badly the worn C'aliforni 111 folds his arms and sinks back upon his fe rered pillow. What to him is his yellow fold! Oh, for one smiie of kindred! But that nay not be. Lightly they tread by his bed iide, watch the dim eye, moisten the parched ips. A pleasant face bends over him a rouh ilm gently pushing back th moist hair, and 1 familliar voice whispers, "Cheer up, mv riend, we are in port, you are going home."' The tl I 11 falls from the sick man's eve. lome, is it near! Can he be almost there! i thrill sends the blood circulating through lis limbs what! Shall he see those dear yes before the night 0' darkness settles down orever! Will his babes fold t heir little arms ib. mt him and press their cherry lips to his? 1VI1.it wonder if new life and vigor gathers in 'iat manly Chest! He feel- Strength in every icrve, strength to reach home strength to iear the overwhelming joy of meeting those ear ones. Coining home! The very words are raptur us. They bear import of every thing sweet nd holy in the domestic life n ay more, they re stamped with the seal of heaven, for th? ngles say of the dying saint, "He is coming loine." SiticmE of A Joosnj.x MtiCKAHT, Mr. .eschallas the paper maker, says an English ournal, who for many years carried on an xtensive business II paper maker and whole ale stationer, in Bude Row, Walling street, j ondon, committed self-destruction on Monday norningi by shooting himself through the lead, in his warehouse in Sise-lane. During he last nine months Mr Leschallas, who vas about 57 years of nge, has labored under 1 delusion that his business was going to uin and himself to poverty, whereas, in fact, natter were the reverse, for his affairs, ecently gone into, exhibit a large capital in rserve after ull claims und liabilities had leen clenreJ. It wns stated that he had CSU.000 in stock, be i.l s .CiU.OOO in bills in Mind 1 yet h wis 0001 n complilnlng of, ind persisting in his ipproJChing iosnlveucy. Vice or tlnice during the time specified ho vas thwarted in attempting to shoot himself, n inquest was held by Jlayne, the cormer ud u verdict of temporary derangement uturned.