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One fourthof teolumnpei year. 16 00
ttair, ' t ! 18 00
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, JUloverasquire charged twosqunren.
ITAdvertisementainseitedtillforbid atlhe
pease of the advertiser.
teeuted aithiaOflioe with neatness andde
pttch, at the lowest possibleratei.
Oh! starry flag of liberty.
Bright banner of tho Ware,
Thy meteor hues above us
Id the air of freedom wave;
There in thy pride and jrlory
Thou floatest overhead
Above a broad and happy land,
No despot dares to tread.
Although thr stars and stripes to-d ay,
In peace reflect the light,
They boldly, freely flaunted
Id the stormy gale of light,
When bled our pallant fathers,
That t'ueir children might be free.
And 'ncath thy broad, protecting fold
Fought on to victory.
Tby beauty beams wherever
A flap salutes the breeie,
Above the tide of foreign ports,
Or on the ocean aoas;
But brightest shine thy colors
O'er the wide land of the free.
Where patriot hearts with pride and joy,
Look fondly up to thee.
And when, in all the course of time.
Returns this glorious day,
Btill beat, as now, freo happy hearts,
Beneath thy guardian away;
And grace thy lovely form in peace
A nation's jubilee
God bless thee, noble banner!
Bright banner of the free !
Il iii all folly, wife !' exclaimed Mr. So
lham Somes, a matter-of f ct. plain-spoken
nf man. to his better half. 'There you
have got no less than four kinds of preserves,
to say nothing of knick-knacks and gimv
cracks.' ,
The fact was, that Mrs - Somes was having
the ministers, hiswifeand two Kiownti slaugh
ter! to take tea with her. She had been en
gaged for three days in the preparations, and
anch a display of nice tilings wascalculnted to
astonish the minister and his family- to give
them a twofold surprise, first atlhe vs iety and
extent of her culinary resource , and second
ly at ber folly in attempting to make a display
tevond her means.
The somes' werein comfortable circumsian
ees. Mr. Somes was a farmer, and probably
Via inpnmn mi? ht wave amounted to 34 uu a
Mm. Snmes was a careful, prudent house
'. wife, who-wasted no more of her culinary
kill u'non her own family than was absolutely
'. nceawarju ..But she delighted in - raakiiKp a.
"- grand appearance- wbnii she nan company.
Mr. Homers and the boys were sometimes so
ill-nalnred as to growl at her careful catering
when the house contained no company; and
it cut them to tha hone to see simli extraordinary
preparations for the neighbors It was
'kiss the cook' when the house contained no
guests. ,
Mr. Jotham Somers had just con e !: m the
'' sitting rm, "here the table, with its ttmpt
ine array of viands was spread. I!" did not
like it a bit. and after passing the nine of day
witb the parson and his family, he proceeded
to the kitchen where his wife was jir.t taking
the biscuit out of the oven.
What do vo i mean by folly, I should like
to know T replied Mrs. Somes, somewhat tarl
iv. 'She was a second wife, and having been re
deemed from one of the advanced s'ages of
maidenhood, her temper had grown a little sour
before she became a wife,
The folly of setting-such a table ss yon
have,' replied the l;u'.a-i t. '1 should think
1 ynu were going !0 have the President, or the
Royal f.imilv to take ten wiih you."
lam going to have thn Rev. Mr. Meekiie
and bis family, and I will lake care of my bus
iness if yon will of yours,' replied the lady,
slamming the oven door. v
Perhaps this is not my business.'
No ! I am sure it is not.'
. , -Who pays for all them gew gaws and giin
cracka V
'You do of course '
But it is none of my business !'
No ! I neverthought you were so confound
ed mean ! aaid the lady her face reddening
with anger.
. 'Mean, I'm not mean I But when you get
victuals for your own family, you think almost
anything is good enough for them. We never
see any pie and cake and knick-knacks.'
Do you think I'm going to make pies and
cake for the men folks o est every day ?' res
ponded the-indignant housekeeper.
Then don't do it for company. What
good enough for me is as good as I csn afford
to give try visitors.-
I really believe if you had your own way,
you would have me as mean as the Smith's."
The Smith's are as good folks and as liberal
as any in town; and I'll warrant Parson Meek
lie thinks a heap more of them than he does
of you with ad your our kinds of cake.'
.You're a fool, Mr. Somers I'
1' fool enough to know that folks are not
judged by the quality of sweft cake they put
upon the table when they have company.
repeat it; there are no belter people iu tha
. town than the Smith's.
'I a'pose nut; but they had nothing but cold
biscuit and molasses gingerbread when
took tea there.'
' 'That'! as good as they can afford; but it
no better than they have every duy, and I ad
mire their independence.'
'They're contemptible, mean folks I'
'Wbyt Because they do not attempt
'make folks believe they live better than they
dot For my part I don't think it is any bet
ter than hypocrisy to make audi a parade
ficiqstsaa you do, especially when it is hard
work for me and the boys to get a decent meal
of victuals.' .
Di t anybody ever hear the ' like f groaned
the lady, who had by this time arrived at
pitch of excitement when teats are more ef
fective than words.
, ' f Perhaps they never did; but if ever I
-anything of this sort agsin, they will be pretty
1 likely to hear of it,' replied Mr. Somes, throw
ingoffhii blue frock, and commencing
preparations tor tuning ie a van the minister
f The plate of hot buscuitwaa placed in
snidst of the profusion of fancy estibles with
, which the table was crowned. The minister
and his family, were duly seated and the cer
Vmony n proceeding decently and. in order,
Mrs. Some bt$ not wholly recovered from
W 1 WW
"Fearless and Free."
$l,50per Annum inAdvance.
New Series.
Vol. 11, No. 13.
the excitement of the interview in the kitch
en, and her hand IremDieu aiignuy as sne
handed Mrs. Meekiie her lea. homes had
donned his best blue coat with brass buttons, j
which had done duty as a hun;ay garment tor
fifteen vears.
Fie seemed 1ft be somewhat uneasy, and
though he and the minister had always been
on the best terms, his answers were too short
and crnsty for a courteous host.
'Won't you pass the biscuit to Mr. Meeklie,
husband f said Mrs. ''omes with her sweetest
smile, albeit not very sweet at that.
Somes did pass the biscuit to Mrs. Meeklie,
and she Took one; hut whe:i he pissed them to
the Minister, he (nnlingly declined
No, I thank you Mr. homes; I never eat hot
bread. It does not aree with me,' said he.
Mrs. Snmes passed the cold bread, thinking
all the time how very uncivil it was in the
psrson to refuse the hot biscuit she had taken
so much pains to prepare.'
But the Parson was verv respectlut 10 ins
stomach; for he found, when insulted and im
posed lipou, that it was tyrannical and diss-
ereeable: and he raid more deference to his
digestive organs than he did to the feelings of
of h'S vain parishioners.
Mv biscuits are not very nice; 1 did not ha
as good luck as 1 generally do,' tucgesteo '.lie
lady' as the minister's wile took a second
Better !' suggested Some.
The laity 1 oked at bin with very evident
marks of displeasure.
'They are very nice,' said the parson's
'Take a little mnre'of the quince presevres'
said she to one of the daughters. I dare say
it is not so nice as your mother makes, but the
truth is '
It has Mood too long,' interrupted Somes.
'The jar lias not been opened -ince you were
here !ast fall.'
Mrs. Somen looked dagjers: but the parson
very considerately asking Somers if l.e was
done p anting just at that moment, her anger
evaporated without any unpleasant erlVc's.
Husband, won't you pass tho cike to Mr.
Meeklie ?"
'Thank von, I never eat cake, nn'ess it be
something very simple, such m ginger bread or
molasses ci;e.
What a calami'y ! Fmir kinds ( cake and
the parson wouldn't touch one of them.
'But you will takesome ol these jumbles ; I
made triem on purpose for you.'
That's a fad, parson,' added Somers, ma
liciously. '
He won-! fnr'Iicr have added that his wife
never made pies mid cake for her own ftmiily,
hut he was afraid of frielitening the parson.
'You mus' eseuse me ; I douM not they are
verv nic , hut 1 have to b careful
The wife and her two grown-up il.auh'frs
were more courteous, and each nibbled small
piece of the rich pound cake: but they seem
ed o do it againsi tneir tiwer iiingmenr
Tho truth was they felt cmliarrassed by the
extraordinarv display Mrs. Somers had made
They did not feel at home. The whole affair
was too set and ortiflida' to be eny4, aut at
atveflTl$.honr the wholeparty withdrew, men
tally rtete'rrriThea to make it a long time before
they took tia with Mrs. Somers ijain
'Wife, where is the piece of meat I sent
home for dinner?' asked Somers, as he am
Hit bovs came in for their noonday meal, on
the day following the tea-p irty.
The farmer glanced inquiringly at the table
which was spread before him. Involuntarily
his nasal organ contracted longitudinally ; it
would not be polite to say lie 'luined up Ins
nose." thoiifh such was the fact beyond the
possibility of denial.
Farmer Somers was not in any sensi an ep
icure. He liked n plain substantial diet, that
which was good and enough of it,' as he for
cibly expressed his ideas of table economy.
Lest the reader sho ild snppnse he was one
nf Ihoo nii!v. ill-natured 'feedtrs' who would
grumble at the ambrorii and nectar of the
gods, we dtein it necessary to particularize
the arHclcs on the board of the lady who hid
placed lour kinds of cske before company.
Certainly there was variety enough to sitis
fy the most fickle taste. On a broken plate
the best dishes were religiously reserved for
for the ue of company was half of one- sau
sage and two-thirds of another, making one
saurage and one sixth all told. They were in
suspicions looking fat. and altogether, the as
pect of the dish was singularly forbidding.
On n white plate with a long black fracture
extending quite across, lay an aggregated mass,
three dozen baked baans, and an infinitely
small fragment of pork rind. This wasan an
tiquity. Farmer Somes and the boys had a
very distinct remembrance of having seen this
dish.on the table every day during the previ
ous fortnight ; proving that Mrs. Somes was
not only the most economical, but one of the
most obstinate dames in the world. Ti t far
mer and hjs boy had virtually ssid they would
not eat these same beans ; and shu had virtu
ally said that they should.
On a worn out blue pla;e, superanuatcd, an !
nickeiKin a thousand places,' were four pork
bones, looking as thoueh the? had been picked
by that army of mice'wh ch Whittingion'scat
destroyed. These bones hd been in service
during the last twelve days. The joint, of
which I hev were t. e disintegrated memoes,
had just graced the table just a fortnight be-
There were sundry artie'es. antique, cld
fashinned 'tit-bits,' which might have bctn set
before Noah and his friends in the ark. Six
long red potatoes, nnpealed, even iinprnuted
completed the array of edibles ornamental and
substantial. ,
The farmei'i nose contacted, as before re
lated. ,
'Where's the meal I sent home ?'
Hanging in the well.'
'Hadn't we better eat it?'
'I want it for company next Sunday.'
The ahem! Company again ?'
'I expect my brother will dine with us then,
and I want something fit to set before him.'
The lady looked sulky.
'And do you mean to starve me nnd the boy's
in the meantime?'
'I should like to know if there is not enough
for yon V said the dame poinliiiL' to llie table.
Farmer Homes turned up his nose.
'Did I ever refirae to buy victuals when you
wanted them V he said raiher sternly.
Not that I know of, bull didn't suppose
ybu Wanlod to buy fiesh meat miry day, re
turned the wiie, sourly. 'l am sure I try to
be as economical as I can.'
. 'Four kind of cske, which nobody would
touch, I suppose is prudent, ain't it ?'
An, good m 'rning, Air. Somes, 1 am gtau xo
see you at home,' aaid the ptrsou, walking into
u;e room unannounced. i -
Good gracious f the minister, end with auch
a table spread for the family t - What a com
itnentary on Cuur kinds of cake for company.'
Mrs. Somet was all confusion. . Though ihe
parson intended to look light at'the farmt , ihe
could see that once bis eyes wandered over
the table.
'Glad to ft you, psrson ; sit down r nd lake
some dinner with us,' s;.id Somes, shaking the
minister i.y the hand
'Thnnlc vou. I don't care if I do.' renliedl
the parson. 'I have a long walk to take be
fore I return home.'
Farmer Somes was pointing him to a chair,
when the lady internnsed.
We have got a piekcl up dinner to-dar.
Husband sent home n joint of veal, but it didn't
get here till after eleven, so thall had no'time
to cook it.'
Got hereby eight o'clock,' said firmer
Somes 'no f bs to the parson.'
But if you'll wait only a few momeata I
will fry some of it.
Sit down, i arson ; it is everyday fare, but
what is good enough for m, is good enough for
my guests.' .
'Right, friend Somes,' replied the minister,
drawing up his chair. 'My business relates to
the new bell for 'he meeting house. I am
carrying round a subscription paper.'
'1 am with you pnr,on.'
Farmer Sonu s was in a most malicious good
humor, arid with a broad grin on his honest
phiz, lie opened the paper the minister gave
him. .
Twentv dollars from Smith !' exclaimed
Mrs. Somes, 'I should not think they could af
ford it.'
'He givis his friends nothing hut ginger
bread,' said the firmer. Tut me down thirty
we hav four kinds of r ake.'
The parson cunumtd ono 'long red,' and
one of the vulvar fr.iei'mns of cold sausage.
fie nreferred brown bread to white, and would
i . . . . , ,
not touch any of Ue pie whicll llie pruiienij
set lfore him.
Mr-. Son-es was awlullv modified. Her
renutation was saeriticed. anil farmer Stints
never again had occasion to find fault wi h her
fur makiti!? a vain show of three kinds of pies,
two kinds of preserves, and fur ki:u!s tf
A Gem.
The following beautiful cpMsph upon an
infant speak) to the I etrt:
Renea'li this stone in sweet rpn?e,
Is laid s mother's iVrst pride;
A flower, that S'lnre lud waked to life,
And li;M and 'au'y, ere i: d'ed.
God, in hU'wi-doni. h'-'. recalled
The precir.us l.on his loe had ?.:n;
And tln'.itrli the cesl-et moulders here,
The gem is sparkling now in heaven.
Beautiful and true.
t- i,. .,!rmi 1,,,'er. Sir Wo Park
Tue late em. . t - t J , & ,r -
""w.hint f Ii thin
' , , I I'L r'u v- rftl e Z.
rt , our Ireeuoin. our u , ' '0
'y 'T m" 1 X r k H
ges of man's h.alnrj : . ,1 w I a vo Ud his u s
have been what his civilizatron f i-,
tianitvis nii-(ed up with our 'very being and
our daily life ; there is not- a familiar object
around 115 which flu5 not wesr a iiiliereat Si
pecl because the tight of Christian love is on
it not a law that does not owe its truth and
gentleness to Christianity not a cu ?li,m which
cannot be traced, in ml its holy liealthfulpsris,
to tho gospel."
Quizzing a Quizzler.
A professional geuHeit.uii of our equsmt-l
a.ice has hanging i.. h's rio.m fine laree rnl-
i ; f . t . . i lr 1 ....I
ore i common;.., i. c ic., , .,,.m...., u,
garry Known as a jacKass. ftn, . Mure
dropped in, and stopping before the pie-
lure, ca.ed intently upon it lor a tew moments
anil tlien snug out aorup.i), ain Ua i.e 11.13-
ns be imag
iued very winiiy :
"Hallo, doctor, is that, y.mr portrait
"Oh, no," replied the doctor, coely.
simply a looking glis.'
The anxious inquirer suddenly discovered
that he had some business down the ulreet nnd
A New View of Niagara.
The Ohio Stnte Journal tell a s'ory of an
Irishman of the better class, who thought he
must conform to the fashionable mania iu pay
ing a visit to the Falls, and taking a look
surrounding wonders, addressed himself to
gentleman S
"And is this Niagara Falls ?"
"Yes," was the reply.
"And what's there hert to make such
bother about ?"
"Vhv,"said the gentleman,
see the mighty river, the deep abyss, the great
sheet of water pouring down ?"
"Pat, looking at the water, replies liesita
i. - -1- a. 1 , l.:...t M ,
" - "
Jo vou
Much for Little.
'What, did you have, sir,' inquired the bar-
keeper of a si.x-pennv eating l,nne, of a semi-1
replelcd customer, as he laid a .h.'lar hill down
on the counter.
Lei's see I had beef-slcak, onions, r ast
i,..r cmerl Wf. nniitnn. nork. ve . and
Amu b.. wl.at all."
?' (f)ar keepersnmewhnt astonished.
V y, to put all in three words. I mean to
i.v,' -ii I have enjoyed a pl'ile of huh.'
V ' r change, sir seven and sixpence.
C-i'l again.'
ITThe following seenu was witnessed a long
time an, in some school room ;
'First class in Natural Philosophy stand up.
What's attraction?'
'Please air, I know. It's the look a blue
eyed gal gives her lover.'
'flight I Now tell me vhat inertia is.'
'Inertia, sir, isa desire to remain where you
are -a Irttling that n piece r,( calico esperien
cs when leaning against a cauaay colored
vest.' .
TTA cabin boy on hoard a ship, t e captain
Cf which was a religious man. was called
to be whipped fur some mirilemeanor. Little
Jack went trembling and said to the caloaiii:
'I'rayair, will you .wait till I sy my pray
'Yes,' was the stem reply,
Well then,' replied Jack, triumphantly,
'I'll say them when I get ashore !'
ITA gentleman, popping his head through
tailer's shop window, in order to obtain a lull
view of the operatives, excluitntd:
'What o'clock is it V
Tpon which the tailor lifted his lapboard
and struck him a blow npoli the head, answer-
It has just struck one,'
ITrHo'w' lonesome is the fi reside" where there
is no newspnper ! Ask the-man who has
a family nespnper-lr read the latest newt.nnd
' g0od stories, th Useful lessons and the witty
t sayings ol me newsnnp.-r ask mm us vatue.
: jt him be deprived of it for a few weeks.and
then ask him to put an estimate upon it.
ITPolite lociety A place where manners
pass fot loo much, and morals for too little.
" The Paris correspondent of the National Era
d;aws the following picture:
The Count Rodolph Vessey was the hus
band of one of the most beautiful and fr.sci
natin women in Paris. The Count married
her in a Mind fit of love, grea'ly t0 the indig
nation of bis familv ; for she w.n neither rich
nor of noble position. He marr ed for the
beauty, and w as bo st'ipid to discover that he
lieu. 1 he beauti-
was taking more than lie as
ful Diane was as talented as beautiful, and
liie etntlemnn found nt length that he had
brought to his hiuse being far superior in
spirit and intellect to himself. Vain and
jealous as he was, tho discovery became
terrible annoyance. His gorgeous house was )
rendered the most attiactive m the city, and,0
dashing wife the centra of a wide circle, ,
rrjvle up of wits, poet::, statesmen, and artists;
and no one could claim any P's li-,n m the !
" . -i - 1
- - -
bent; but the lord and master was awkward
and silly, and good natured friends soon taught
the fact, that one half of the establish.;
meot was conned and admire 1, the other was !
and laughed at the old story of,
Ile-nty nnJ the lieast only this beast was an
uglv beast, and permitted smut very bad fee!-!tiie
to crow in his sour nature. The old love i
'unlly ehai.ged in.o Litter hate.
When the (Vmu'es'i was no Countess, but a
poor gir , liviiii wi'll hr widowed mother, ini
no verv magniliccnt rtyle, but, to tolMIieirii'.h,
in -a rather poverty-sirieken wav. trusting to'
ic pree.inous income irm imwie and i-rencti
lessons, in the same hr
w r 'i i.i r li'-ed a
orir s uoeni. 1 no iuu-wrs in .i-eiaiiie vai
hoiisekecpcr mo't a'ld d ue-:iler wer souie dis'anee from
( the street, but nothing in e '..unrisun to those
' of t ie student wh- le,d;.-ed in
: mi l
e.it round
u up a
1 hi
irued sno
re, the lit-
I nn'1
.t r
of 1;
i ; on
n, ij.u i: iiui. ui i 1 1 ... i ' . u
round till von were dizzv,
st ri i -rit, liarrov.' fli.'ht, tl.ru vo l
dent" and follo'ved n soinin-r pasv.
tie 1 niit of which ' nme, vcu !: : i
where, and feined i'-lft i !.. I
wi'b i.eitin ' ther. Then v.n ::.
! half n iln.. n s'riir-: a-: irtif '
Stair: cou 11 i:n". u it 'l.,',r .i f ', .v
eil is door, .-..id f.,m,d a if r .
s'inp-'l, a .id ligh' 1 !'' y'.wlrv
Itut we hove iKi'.h'iig to 'o with t'
with its nceupsnt a silent, s'i
whs seemtd to have a pu-p - e.
beteme aenuaintcd with .Madnir;
her b'-sn:,fi' daughter, I do r..t
the fcqua intauee was in'err-
He save the iliughtrr les.viir:. comfort
mother with ynnrl niivice and several seiall
loans of monev, and, T suspect was in love
with lis ncqnaiii'niice when Monsieur He
Count e.vne in au-1 curried ofTibe prize. The
student v enl ! is vv.iv. n-d thu Coentess htr's;
they" were v.iile eiioii-h ap..rt, and unit un
known to taeh other for nionv y.'fir; bo" the
i en -
t, cic-rtv
i thenof.
rooni, only'
io'i ' mini,
i io'.V !;e He-
Val:::n!t an.!
. know : hiu
g ami useful,
He rave the diugi.tiT .es.viir-. c-omior'ed the
1 moti,er wi t h good novice and several snia II
, ,,, 0f monev. and, 1 suspect was in love
7o;with 1 ciai,.-nre.-wh...n Monsieur Hf
' C,u,,t n-" ' 1 c,,rr;r"' 'r:'W 1"- TLe
! ..,deni v enl ! is wav. ,1 ,,- C.-ntess hc.-s.
; lll'wr P-rl. nnd qui"
. , . tj)dl o: ft manv y.,flr!, buf the
,, ,, ,.,., ,,,.
'..,,... ", ,,, ,,ri,i ,'i ,n.hit
made them known to the world aud to cacti at
les'v s -v,,- . .."- "
The Count" was ignirant of Ihislillle hi?!"
ry; as were all but the two interested. He
only noticed the brightened face and joyful
manner with which this geulleican was recei
ved, the hours spent in conversation, the le'
ters passed to and fro, and he made up his
mini' to the fact that his wife had at l.isifall-
en Itt I : e. I he ilise-ivcry did not please lt.p
geiit'-Miiaii. much us he amir ipved. Indeed,
he f ' -v into a ra;-e, even go in a so far as to
, nolIsi,ier lilM,;fa! ill-n-ed man, a victim to
a , , ; j , 8nJ crtwf .lM, if no,revcged. Ma
fnend )k , e (;te co.tninlv was verv hapnv
, . ,,, p of ,R.r s. , aeq:,aintaticV.
.n,i , ,.,,! . v.,ch lime iu einieiie'it. But
'the eircuiiis aiiie.s nn which the husband act
ed were subsequently shown to pr 'Ve her tn-
lirelv beyond suspicion
Tbis lady had never intruded her poor rela
tion upon her husband. Even her mother.
Ion" as she weson earth, seemed quite remov
ed from spheres usually filled by mothers, b'ut
rl.e had one relative dependent upon her
boiinty;a porr cousin, whose ill health made
it almost impossible to save. Without nnnny
ing her husband, she was anxious to secure
the unhappy youth a post under government,
by winch he might rupport himself and rela
tions. This gave riseto a niyslerious corres
pondence watched over by the anxious hus
band. He saw sufficient, in his excited con
taking ctre to have a nhysiciau near and 1111-I
jder the terror of il,-a;li, to hear her confession
j and prayer 'or forgiveness, and then call in
mebieal aid to her relief. It was well plui-
; c-l. ami had me poor lacy any.iniig 10 con-
I !""""
1 lie norrnwen a lancet irom u.e laimiy pnysi-
I 'Cian DaiieiiiOt geiiuonian re in aneuuance,
i without, of course, revealing his design. Tha
ur luii, UJ ll.lll I.I, 11.113 i-uiil.i inrn , ano ..-ci-t
isboul his revenge, It was what a weak,
notlU',wa'T": -reature would propose; eininetrlvj
cruel in inietii: eminently r reucn in iiiniiuer.
He did not wish to kill his wife, but merely to
subilue and conquer tier, anil Willi this design
determined to tie her, open n vein in her arui,
poor woman was awakened from seep to
find herseif bound hand and fo il; with l er
cruel husband standing over her. She did not
cream or attempt to move, but, opening hir
Urge eyes, stared in fright an. I astonishment.
'What is U.e iruaningof this ?" she ftiiered
He replied, to mske her confers before dy
ing, to her ingratitude and infidelity. She
tried to laugh, tried to consider it a stupid
jest, b it the angered expression of his
made the lau;;li 'lie 111 her throat, lie again
denial' led a confession, and she as.:er'ed her
innocence. He bored hi-r arm am! applied the
lancet a wild scream ring tiirmijli lne room.
The fount t.ad nrennreit fnr'hK. vet fearinpl
she rni:h' be heard, lie placed his hand upon
her nnuih. Lookng at pleading eyes -mid
flowing blood was eerioinly not a wav to ob
tain a confession; -yet every removal of his
hand was followed by filch piteous screams,
that no other way was left. Enraged at his
failure, or blinded from the first, he repeated
me weimiis, tin nis poor wile lauded twin loss
The Omt rang for the doclnr.but the doctor
s l.ln (T. Irani; man, tired of waiting, had tin-
ceremoniously departed, and the husband, he-
lievmc his wife dead, hastily gathered some
vanno.es ami uro, iei wiit. no ever urnro
aain. The poor wife was? left to die alone.
We are told that a death nf thi; sort is ex-
treinelv cruol. The blood flows till l lie victim
faints then it ceases, and she revives, and
dying many times, life gradually ebbs away.-
If I were a great-author, of the llulwer
school, now, I would pause, and call your at
tention to the .thoughts and feelings of this
po-,r lady, as for an hour she lav there with
he snnncs of life tossin their crimson
from her lovely arms I would remark
golden tapestrv, the old paintings, the gorge-j1"1
furniture, the mny gilded ninrors.in which
startled and feeble lifo saw itself reflected.
Above all. I would suggest the, fact of
mother turning her dying lieaCand'
jas if seeing to an'nrdinary afl'iir.
through the gathering night, to where,- under
the little canopy, swung her babe, prattling to
itself as it awaited the morning caress. And,
writings French horror, this all would be in
keeping. Our friend, the doctor, having com
pleted some trifling r. flair, returned, and pro
ceeded at once to the chamber of Madam.
The physioia i belonged to that class of great
minds who are astonished at no event, un
fortunately lor him, in this instance, he coolly
rung up the servant, ordered tie release of
their lady, applied all the necessary remedies.
came too late the poor Countess could only
falter out her sad story and die.
I sv the doctor'.s manner wni much arainit
a;,jirl. ancet was found stained with blood
lipo ,he flonr) ,. although never believed
j,s t)e principal, and on account of his po
his ,jtjnn t.rare, ! nn accomplice, vet suspicion
rmna;ned, and the world recoiled from him in
honor. His prac.ice fel1 awav; he rapidly
snnK iniu po.f.Tiv; ill's who, a s- iimuh:, nru-
u niuiin i 'iiiiii ii, ii icii ui ii 1 'i 1 then i;rni 1 1 u nn
S long while the great world lost s'sbt of him.
One morning, just before da v light, the car
him rj,,2(. 0omi 0f his most we.itliv patients, in
fr,rmer times, whirling h one from a ball, near
avoided iy threw to the ground an old chiffonier, and
, lne pidelv shaken lantern gleamed upon
jfon countenance of its possesror, the gen
inrs Henieu recognised his rorim-r friend and pbysi
i.rn leian. A'chilTonicr he was, and a chiffonier
he is to this dav.
Who are your Aristocrats.
Twenty years ago, this one m-ulu candles.
tht one sold cheese and butter, another buteh-
er-d, a fourtli carried on a distillery, nnotner
was a contractor mi canals, others were mer
nierchautsand mechanics Tiiy are acquaint
ed with both ends of society, ;is their children
will be alter them tl !;ri i' will not. do to
say snout loud ! For often you sl.-i'l find out
that these toiling Worms hatch butterflies
and 1h;y live about a year. I.Vatli brines a
division of property, and it henm m vv finan
ciers; the (II gent is di; .ci a reed, tic young
getit takes his . t ve tin e.-i, iti.-i Iti'insto tn vel
towards poverty, which he v rei.es before
ilcs'h or his children do, if !.e does no. So
that in fact, though tiiere i- a son of monied
race, it is not hereditary, i1 i.i : e.sii.le to alt;
three goou seasons ol cutloi) : ec-l will tir.i;g a
it;. a si
and send
tmr. t tie lailier grutis niel jiows nch his
niilreti strut mi l u- e ttit nttiney. 'J'iieir ciiil-
r.nJ go to shift
ier! . rei'ivignrn
li I by 'l.u iiuvll
eeiieraiien o I'nii
! Lrini' them down
tren ri turn inherit the pri ''
j le;s riover'y; next, their eiiil
; !,;,. ,y fre, plebiati l!oo I,
: 0f : l,e clod, tome up again
i Thus ., clelv, like a We. draws i", saP from
earth, charges it into ic.ives and bi.iisoius,
t-P'ead then, abroad in great g,rv. sl.eos them
j-,., filU back to the earth, a,iin to mingle
unwi.h soil, and at length tore-appear in new
(!reM f,esll garttilure.- ' .'JirnW
... 6
i O'Vai; Wl'l
.e:r children to
Be First.
,.t in;ie vf,ur ,j;,.
. song, heed tht.ni i"
their meat to stand
Let the winds blow, and the wi'ers ofsnci
etv beat and frown about vou if ii-.ev will !m!
keep your soul in rectitude and it wdl be as
rock. Plant yourself n;un principle and bid
defiance to icislor une. If gossip with her
poisoned tongue loeeules v i'n vonr iMnie if
her disciples who infest tverv town and ham-!sout
the burden of their
Il U their bread and!
Treat their idle word,
aj you would the l.i?M;:,' of u .v rpen;, o,- the
buzzing of many instc'. ( 'any your en-inb u
ance, an.l Hie I'tiriiv r. your lit'.-, f 11, e lie
to all who wonid bra'ennd belie you. Why
be afraid of any li.au ? Why 'vtools li.e ph
ar.t hii.gcjof the kue", ha' thrift may follow
fawning ?" No friend frarthtii; r.n: ! Iliiild
up your character with holy pr'H'-ipies and
y..ii; paih be not s'revvn wuli holy lluwers, let
it I e beautiful with the. lights of divine life,
and you 'will leave he loud a nobl exan pie,
which will be to the world a pernniiil, whose
leaves will be healing to the nations, and its
j fragrance a penaccea to the soul.
The Hotel for Negroes in the United States
The statement thst we published the other
day that W. B. Astor, Horace Greeley, 1'. T.
liirnum cY Co., were about 'oer ct a hotel for
the aceomniods'.ion of negroes in new Y'orh,
contradicted by Mr. Greeley, in the Tribune.
,ie ..... .
VC' believe the capital reeuired for this en-
,s furnished by Kiehard Adams Locke,
., centlcinaii ol wide lreiarv nnd phito-
,nphiC speeuls'ion, acd that the work oferrct-
):. , ,lie edifi::e is to be performed bv the Fairv
jht Guard. We have heard that, being
conveniently located by the sea side, the rule
of exclusive devotion to colored people
gues'S is to be released iu fivor of mermaids
but our informs ti.iii 011 this point is second
handed, nnd!nol to bo irnp'ii jily relied on.
Seriotislv. is there no limit to human gulli
bility ? The pa:-rap!i above quoted first
came out in a letter fnen tliij city about
fortnight since, ami has already been copitd
into sonitthiu' like one thousand journals.
Who supposes that anv one has really believ
ed it I
Question for Exercise.
fi':e,or .vv0 feetf
Three men agree to build a stone wall. Two
can't work, and the other won't. Wanted
know when they will get it done, and iiowj
much thev will nnke by it, provided lime go
ip in the meantime a fuut, a loot and a horf,
ITTheXew York letter to the Washington
'Star has the following revolting cotice:
Practical amalgamation is carried on to
considerable extent in this city. The nflieia
. statistics of marriages during the month of June,
j authenticated by the City Inspector, show
i that four black men were married to white
women wiihin that period.
,n embark from New York in the steamer
(California, with the view of landing at Sau-
Francisco and proceeding thence to the Sierra
Nevada, to fix astrnnoinicolly the position
tiie ,,, which lie ji,coveroa in that mountain
liurins ,,3 espetlrtion of last winter.
Intelligencer learns
ILTTlie National
Col. Fremont left Washington a few davs ago
"An exchange paper, speaking of a sub
scriber who had taken Hie paper a number
years, refused to pay for it, says :
"lie would ste.il a passage to heaven in
secret corner of a streak of lightning, and
smuggle gold from the streets of New Jerusa;
lein to buystumps of halfpenny cigars." '
ITSnobledyke lived in the country, and
nrnviccntly commenced going tosinging school.
: hear J the teacher say something about
a measure, when he eagerly rmark
ous id: 'If ho means a hall-peck measure,
-I beds must be a darned sight bigger than
the ""cs we raise, for it takes half a dozen of them
itinirg'''" "lake a measure?
Is published every Thursday morning, in the
room immediately over the Post Office, Maid
Street, F-aton, Ohio, at the following ratei:
81 8fl per annum, in advance. .
f 2 00, if not paid Within the year, and
82 60 after the year baa expired.
fiTThese rates will ba rigidly enforced. Jg.
No naoef discontinued until all arrearages'
are paid, unless at the option of the publisher.
UTAH communicationa aurressea totneta
tor must be sent free of pcslage to insure at
ention. tTNo communication inserted, unless ac
companied by a responsible namet
The Snake-Bitten Dutchman.
Some years ago, near the town of Reading
Berks Co., Pa., there lived a cosy old farmer,
named Sweighoofer of German descent and .
accent, too, as his speech will indicate. Old
man Sweighoolcr had once served as a member
of the legislature, and was no fool; aa ke had
long commanded a volunteer corp of rustic
mi litis, he could hardly be supposed to incline
tocowardict. His boy Peter was his only son,
a strapping lai of seventeen; and upon young
Peter and old Peter devolved the piiucipal.
cares and b lis of the old man's farm, now
ml then assisted by tha old lady and her two
bounciag daughters; for it U very common in
this State to sec the woman and girls in the
field, nnd i.n extra occasions, hired bands.
Well, one warm day in haying time, old Pe
ter and young Peter were hard at it in the
meadow, when the old man drops his scythe
and exclaims:
Oh, mine Gott, Peter!'
'What's de matter, fader?' answered the
son, straightening up and looking towards his
'Oh, mine Gott!' again cries the old man.
Dander,' echoes young Peter, hastening
up to the old man. 'Fader, what's de mat
ter?' 'Oh, mine Gott, Peter, de ahuake bite mine
If anything in particular was capable of
frightening young Peter, it was snakes, for he
once crippled himself for life by tramping oil
a crooked stick w hich broke his ankle, and sr.
jl orrified trie youngslor that be came near ful
ling through himself.
At the word snake, youngPeter fell back
! nimbly as a wire-dancer, bawling out:
j 'Where ish de snaiss?'
I 'Cp mine trowsers.'
j 'Oil, mine Gott,' cried Peter, Juni or, 'k.i;
1 him fader.'
I he kill me, Peter; come quick."
I lint I'etr, the youngster's cowardice, over
I c ,me his filis' love, while his fears gave strength
I to hi lees, and he started like a scared loco
' unlive, to call nn old hurley Dutchman, whu
: was in a distant part of the field, to give his
! father n lift v.'-ih the snake. Old Jake, the
i farmer's a-;::istant, came bungling along, as
1 soon as tie heard the news, and passing by the
1 fence whereon peter and his son had hungup
their 'iin.-'rv wonlsev' vests, .lake grabbed one
. ' , .1 , -1., ......
''I Kie yiinie-llis "no lininty iw '"-
J who slill n.nnage-Vto keep on his pins, alth
he was qiK'King alio 1110 cnug .c on o.'yc,
i leaf in n June gale of wind.
! 'iili, mine (iott! Come come quick, Ya-
;ceb!' . .
Vat you got, eh? Schnakef
Yaw', yaw; come, Yacnb;-he bites me all W
pieces: here, up dine leg.'
Old Jake was not particularly sensitive trt
fear, (lathering up a siiff. dry stalk ofatal
v.orth weed, old Juke told the boss to be ready,
and he would at least stun the snake by a rap
or two,- if he did not kill "him stone dead; and
old man Peter, less loth to have his leg bro
ke.iv tl.J-.n to be hit.b-n to death by the viper,
des:gnated the spot to strike, and old Jake let
have it.
The first blow broke the weefl, and also
kn-v k. 1 Petrr off his pegs.
"'),' r.,ared Peter, 'you have proke mine leg,
and le tm schuake's got away.'
Vere?' cried old Jake, moving briskly
md scanning very narrowly tho eartu
; he smou upon.
'Never mm J
;gO hoti:
,irrt, Yaeol-; he'p mo up; 1M
t 0:1 v.-iiir v.sf of ::, here it is,' s.iis tne
c'd kfo:it..icr, gaihr.rirg up his boss and try
ing to L't t the garment upon his humpy back.
I be moment old Pe'er made the effort be grew
livid in the face; his hair stood on endjheshiv-.
ered: he shook: his teeth chattered, and hi!
knees knocked an accompaniment.
'Oh, Yacob, carry me uume; I'm so dead as
'Vat? lib aniwuder schnakc in yourtrow-
'No! I'm swelt all up! Mine vesht won't
go on mine pack! Oh, mine Gott!'
Tiinder and blixen." cried old Jake, as he
took the same conclusion, and with might and
main lugged and carried the boss tome quarter
of a mile to the house.
Young Peter had shinr.ed It for home at the
earliest stage of the. dire proceedings, and so
alarmed the girls that they were :n high strikes
when they saw the approach of poor old dad
and his assistant.
Old Pe'er was carried in and began to die,
as naluralss life, when in coinelh the old Isdy
and wanted to know W hat was going on. Old
Peter, in the last gai n of agony and weakness.
pointed to his leg. The old woman wrapped
op his pantaloons, and out fell a thistletop,
and at the same time considerable of a scratch
was visible.
'Call ois'.i a schnake? Bah!' says the old
'Oh, out I'm pisened to death, Molly. Fee,
.I'm all pizen, mine vesht not come over (nine
I podv at al .
I 'Haw! haw! haw!' roared the old Woman,
i 'Vat a fool. You got Peter's vesht on.'
Kosl:!' roars old Peter, shaking off dcath'a
I icy fietters at one surge, and jumping up.'
j 'Yacob, vat nn obi fool you must he, to say
II vas scliuake bit. Go a pout your pusiniss,
gals. Peter, prmg me some peer.
The old women saved Peter's life.
Fifty-Six Slaves offered their Freedom.
The heirs of Augustine and George Law. of
London county, Vs., have offered to set frte
fitly slaves, valued at $30, COO, provided the
American Colonization Society will send them
to Liberia, and make the usual provision for
them after their arrival out. Some of these
slaves have husbands or wives belonging Id
other masters, an 1 efforts are about being made
to secure their freedom also, so that there
shall be no separation of families. Thomas
Triplet, Esq, of Fauquier county, Va., is the
owner ol Henry Trier, a valuable" servant.
whote wife and nine children will be freed bv
,1, .a'.ro nf ,I,a AT,..c,i, T.nn; M I'enlui 1....
that! . ln sr. ,,.., ' hn,, h-- ! a .
has permitted him to visit New York to endea
vort' collect a sufficient amount. Kev. T.
Herndon, also of Fauquier, has a man and wo
man and six children, it is said, whom he i4
willing mar goto California, if their exaens
are paid.
ITLotiis Napoleon is likelv to get info' trou
ble with a Yankee. It appears that the Em
peror lately purchased a sewinff. machine for
105,000 francs, to make clothes for the army.
The person from whom he purchased had no
rifht, the patent being vested in another.
The ac ual owner liv arrived at Paris, and has
tlueatened Louis with an action for damages.
Another nf the machines has been purchased
by the Princes Mali! la, from the American
who threatens to sue the Emperor.
er is, vcu might be put mityoursslf, especially
. Ml he has goi thick boots on.
tTThere aro twoeasons why yon should
not interrupt an editor when he is writing
t'nn is, it it very apt to put him out ; theoth-

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