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Tell me that bo's a poor man,
That hit dress ia coarse and bare,
Tell me not his daily pittance,
la workman'! scanty fare ;
Tell me not bit birth ia humble,
That his parentage is low ;
It He honest in his notions?
That is all I want to know.
It hit word to bo relied on 1
Has his character no blame 1
Theu I care uot if he's low born
Then I care not whence hit name,
Would he from an unjust action,
Turn away his scornful eyel
Would he, rather than defraud another,
Sooner on the scaffold diet
Would he spend his hard gained earnings
' On a brother in distress ; i
Would tit succor the afflicted,
And the weak one's wrong redreti 1
" Then he is a man deserving
Of my love and my esteem,
And I care not what his birth-place
In the eye of mn may seem.
It it be a low thatched hovel
Let it be a clay built cot
Let it be a parish work-house
In my eyes it matters not ;
And if others will disown him,
As inferior to their caste,
Let them do it I befriend him,
' A a brother to the last.
SPEAK NOT HARSHLY.
Bpcak not harshly much of care
Every human heart must bear;
Euough of shades darkly lie
Veiled within the sunniest eye.
by thy cbtldhood's gushing tears,
By thy griefs of tfter years;
By the anguish thou dost know,
Add not to another's woe.
Bpeak not harshly, much of sin
Dwelleth every hesrt within
In its closely covtred cells
Many a wayward passion dwells.
By many hours nutrient,
by the gifts to errors lent,
by the wrong thou didst not shun,
liy the good thou hast not done,
With a lenient spirit scan.
The weaknest of thy fellow man.
THE LITTLE SISTERS.
A PRETTY STORY.
"You were not here yesterday," said the
gentle teacher ot me village c'' "
piaceu ner uanu au.ui, ""-
ner pupils, U wa, recess
girl addressed had not gone to frolic away the
t.n minutes, not even leu ner seai,
absorbed in what seemed a fruitless atterop.
vifion. . . . ....
tier lace anu neu i hhov..u u -
of her teacher, but locking up, the teemed
somewhat reassured by he kind glnce ""j
met her and answered, "No ma'am, I wasn
lml sister Nhllv was,
"1 remember there was a little girl who
called herself Nelly Gray, came yesterday
I d id not know the was your lister, nui
did you not come t You teem to love study
"It was not Because i niuni wmi m,
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.3oT "mo.her Tan ml ipare both of
conveniently, and to we a e going to take
mns " I'm going to school one dy and sister
he, and Jnight I'm to teach Nelly .11
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Z7a tn t.k. ea,e of us."
With tenuina delicacv Miss M fore-
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T . ;,n7ined
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that 1h rl tlte.lir Jtlim U'
young brain, to
"You had better go out and take the alia
moment, you have ttudied very hard to-day,"
said the teacher, as the little girl put aside
"I bad rather not I might tear my dress
will stand by the window and watch the rest."
There wat such a peculiar tone in the voice
or her pupil at the taid. "I might tear
drest," that Mist M was led instinctively
to notice it. It wat nothing but a nine-penny
print of deep hue, but it was neatly made
had never been washed. And while looking
at it, the remembered that during the whole
tireviout fortnight that Mary Gray had attended
school regularly; she had never seen her wear
but the one dress. "She it a thoughtful li'.tle
girl," taid ahe to herself, "and does not want
to make her mother any troublej-I wish I
more such tc6olars."
T he next morning Mary was absent, but
isteroccupied her teat. There was something
to interesting irttie two little listers, the one
eleven and the other eighteen months young
er, agreeing to attend school in turns,
Mist M could not forbear observing them
very closely. , They were pretty faced chil
dren, of delicate forms, and fairy-like hands
and feet the elder with dark lustrous
and ehesnut curls; tht younger with orbt
the sky of June, her white neck veiled by
wealth of golden ringlttt. She observed
both, the iaroe close attention to their studies,
and u Mary had tarried within during playing
time, to did Nelly, and upon apeaking to
at the hid to her sister, the received, too,
tame answer, "I might tear my dress."
The reply etused Miss M. .. . to notice
the garb of the lister. She taw at once
it was the tame piece as Mary's and
ecrutinizing it very closely, the became certain
that it wat the tame dress. It did not fit
0 pretty on Nelly and was too long for
too, and the waa evideully ill at esse when
ahe noticed her teacher looking at the bright
pink tlowen that were w iniokiy tei on
Th. fiiirovKW was one that could not
interest a betrt to truly benevolent at
which pulsated in the bosom of that village
school teacher. She ascertained the residence
e their mother, and though sorely ihorteuea
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heiself by a narrow purse, that same night,)
having found at the only store in the place a
few yards of the same material, purchased a
dress for little Nelly, and sent it to her in
such a way that the donor could not be de
Very brightand happy looked Mary Gray on
Friday morning as she entered the school at an
early hour. She waited only to place her
books in neat order in her desk, ere she ap
proached Miss M and whispering in a
voice that laughed in tpite of her efforts to
make it low and deferential. "After thit
week sister Nelly is coming to school every
dty, and I sm to glsd !"
" That it very good newt," replied the
teacher kindly. "Nelly is fond of her books,
I tee and I am happy to know that the can
have an opportunity to ttudy her books every
day. Then she continued, a little good na-
tuied mischief encircling her eyes a nil dimpling
her tweet tins : "but how can your mother
snare you both conveniently i"
"U, yes ma'am, yes ma'am sr.e can now.
Something happened the didn't expect, and
ahe is as glad to have us come as we are to do
so." She hesitated a moment, but her young
heart was filled to the brim with joy, ami
when a child is happy it is natural to tell the
cause, as it it lor a dim to warme wnen tne
sun times. So eut of the fullness of her
heart ahe spoke and told her this little story.
She and her sister were the nnly children oi
a poor widow, whose health was ao delicate
that it was almost impossible to support her
self tnd daughters. She was obliged to keep
them out ol school all winter, because they
had no clothes to wear, but she t Id them if
they could earn enough by doing odd chores
lor the neighbors to buy esch ol them a new
dress, they might go in the spring. Very
earnestly had the little girls improved their
stray chances, and very careiuliy hoarded the
copper coins which usually repaid them.
They had each saved enough to buy a calico
dress, when Nelly was taken sick, and as the
mother had no money beforehand, tier own
treasure had to be expended in the purchase
"O I did feel so bad when school opened
and Nelly could not go, because she had no
dress," said Mary. "1 told mother 1 wouidn'
to either, but she said I had better, for
could teach sister some, and it would be bet
ter than no schooling. I stood it for a fort
night, but Nelly's little face seemed looking
at me on the way to school, and I couldn't be
hanny a bit, so I finally thought of a way we
could both go, and I told mother I would come
One day, and the next I would lend Nelly my
dress and she might come, and that s the way
we have done tins week. But last night don't
vou think somebody tent sister a dress just
like mine and now she can come too. u, u
I only knew who it was I would get on my
knees and thank them, tnd ao would Welly.
But we don't know, and so we've done all
we could for them we've prayed for them
andO, Miss M , we are all so glad now.
Ain't you too I"
"indeed 1 am," was the emphatic answer.
And when on the following Monday, little
Nelly, in the new pink dress, entered the
school room, her face radiant as the rose in
sunshi.ie, and approaching the teacher's table
exclaimed in tones as musical as those of a
freed fountain, "I am coming to school every
Q , s0 . d , Mjss M fcK
ahe haj neveI done before, that it is more
, , . . N millionaire,
when he saw his name in public prints, laud-
led for thousand dollar charities, was ever so
happy as the poor school tescher who wore
btv's hafr summer lou er ,ne
0Ugh6t and theteby gaveu en0Ugh to buy that
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LEARNING TO BE AN EDITOR.
BY CARL CANTAB.
Some time since, when we happened to oc-
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newspaper, we were sealed in the sanctum,
busily engaged in looking over a rile of
us changes, when the door was suddenly thrown
open, and in stepped a rough looking figu eo
protentious height, clad ... a coarse shut of
1 hun I med b nd a bundle
inauired our visitor.
"Yes," we replied, with some curiosity a,
to the motive which prompted his visit
,.you are lhe eiWct i teckoa .. was next
"ntured in an inquiring tone,
".ou e "I!".
buck, and I live over to Plainville
hr workin' for-Deacon IJitgins this tummer,
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I reckoned I'd come to you and aee if you
couldn't give me a chance to edit a little."
"Why," said we, t-ken somewhat abacK at
tuch an application from such a source, "you
know it is quite a difficult thing to learn to
edit a paper. In short it requires education,
udgment and a variety ot other quaiuicauons.
"Oh, as lo that," replied Mr. Starbuck, "1
guess I kin satisfy you. I have attended
school in our district lor four winters, anu Kin
read, write and cipher like a book."
"That is veiy well, but you fnow one must
be able to compose as well as write."
On, compositions, you mean, well 1 nave
written them some."
"Could you show me a specimen r"
"Yes, I brought one on purpose the one
what I wrote on leavin' Betsy this mornin',
she's my girl, you know."
"I should like to hear it."
Mr. Starbuck nulled from trousers pocket a
crumpled piece of paper, and began toreadat
the top of bis voice the following lines :
When you read this ere,
My Betsy dear,
Your Enoch will be gone away;
He couldn't no more in Plainville stay.
My Betsy dear,
I want you to be mine thit year,
And don't you take up with that rascal Seth
For be't a rascal and no mistake,
And I'll certainly break his bones,
My peu is poor, my ink is pale,
My love for you will never fail.
"You aee," taid Mr. Starbuck, "I didn't
rile the last lines Shakspur or some rich tel
ler did it-but all lhe rest is my own ritin
ami nimnnsin'. What do vou think of it f"
"I think," said I ambiguously, "that it it
equal to anything in that line 1 ever neara.
"I thought you'd sty to, tnd that't the ad
vantage I have over Seth Jones he can't riti
noetrv. no how. Well, old feller, what do
you say now I Do you think I could edit
tome I" ,
"I am not particularly in need of an as
sistant jutt now," taid 1, " but perhapt you
might at well tit down and try your bind at
editorial. It would give me a better idea of
your po wen thin too vy pathetic verses you
have just recited. Let me see. You might
write an article onTnrktv I suppose you are
posieu up on mat subject."
"1 reckon I am," was the reply.
"Well, you can sit down at this table, and
write, while I am gone out. I have to make
call on business."
"That's it old hoss. I'll do it tall. You
depend on that "
Placing his hat on the floor, he leaned over
table, and clutching the pen in his vice
like grasp, went to work. W e left for awhile.
chief business being to get some place
where we could enjoy a hearty and unrestrain
ed lough at the oddity of our would-be as
On returning, half an hour afterward, Mr.
Slarbuck handed us the following article, with
remark that hatguesseu it would do. we
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custom for editors to use the word we, instead
The article ran as follows :
"TujtKtr. Turkey is uncommon good eat
ing. It is better than tail pork and such kind
meat by a long cholk. We like turkey best
when it's roasted, though some people like it
biled the best. Turkey is very expensive, and
that's the reason why people in general don't
have them oltner than Thanksgiving. Tur
kies is a very interesting animal wht;n they are
alive, IJetsy and we have often unveKJj them
water. Not having any more to say on this
subject, we will stop."
"That's very good," remarked I, gravely,
"but you have made a little mistake in the
subject. I meant to have you write about
the country of Turkey. You know they ex
pect war there by-and-by, so it is of interest.'
"Oh, that's the idee ia it ?" said Enoch,
scratching his head. "I kinder forgot how it's
bounded, as it's some time since I went to
school, but if you'll tell nie that, I'll rite all 1
kin remember. I say, havn'tgot a stray jog
grify round here f"
"On the whole," snid I, "Mr. Starbuck, I
don't think there is any need of an assistant
just yet. So I won't trouble you to write the
article. But if there should be a time when
stand in need of one, 1 will certainly tbiuk
I was quite safe in promising this. How
could 1 forget him.
"Then you hadn't got anything for me lo
do i" laid he with an air ol disappointment.
"Not just now."
Mr. Staibuck backed out ol the office, first
leaving us a copy of his lines recorded above,
We have since heard that he has nearly
completed a volume of poems, which it i-i his
intention to offer to tome publisher.
We do not feel tnv hesitation in saying that
if published, they will make a decided iinpres
sion. While we have among us such men as
hnoch Starbuck, we have no reason to com
plain of the death of native talent.
TO A LADY.
If I were the light of the brightest star
That burn in the zenith now,
I would tremble down t'roin my home afar,
To kiss thy radinut brow.
If I were the breath of a fragrant flower,
With a viewless wing and free,
I would steal away from the fairest bower,
And live, love, but for tuts.
If I were the soul of bewitching song,
With a moving meltine tone.
I would tliiot from the fray aud tho'tless throng,
And soothe thy soul alone.
If I were a charm by a fairy wrought,
I would bind thee with a sign,
And never again should a gloomy thought
O'ershadow tby spirit's shriue.
If I were a memory past alloy,
I would linger whert thou art ;
If I were a thought of abiding joy,
I would nestle in thy heart ;
If I were a hope with n magic light
That makes the future fair,
I would make thy path on earth as bright
As the paths of A ngels are.
Eating a Dutchman—A Yankee Trick.
A Yankee pedlar travelling through York
State, some twenty years since, put up at the
house of 0 Dutch tavern keeper for the night,
at the close of a brielit summer day. At that
time, the peculiar prejudices ol the Dutch
people or that section were snown in wiei
jealousy of the 'tampt Yankeet.' Our Land
lord W83 one who seemed to take peculiar ae
litrht in annoving the descendants of the fil
giims who might fall in his way, and, it ma
be supposed, he did not neglect anyopportu
nity that oresen'ed during the stay of the Yan
kee pedlar to quiz him or make him the but
of sly lokes.
Our Yankee friend was not exactly green
thou eh he kept a very auiet demeanor until
the morning, by which time he had matured
plan forgiving the Dutchman an explanation
of the adage, "what is sauce for the goose is
sauce for the gander."
The morning sun had dispelled the mist of
the night. Jonathan had hitched his horse to
his cart and brought them up bef ie the door,
ready for a start, after he should have finish
ed Ins breakfast. The breakfast part, and
Joua han having settled his bill, felt himself
at lil erty to meet the Dutchman nan way 111
n 11 v -hane he choose to approach, and as a sig
nal for a more perfect understanding of his
readiness, he let into him in this sort:
"Now old Sourkrout, before 1 go, I have
one thing, the last of a large assortment, that
1 want to sell you. You know you are very
prudent and economical, and one would an
swer for your own family, and you could let
your neighbors ute it after you had got done
"What in de dundcr ish it!" inquired old
"Wall, you see now," says Jonathan,
"when I ltid in my ttock, I bought a prime
lot of metsels, and I've sold 'em all eout, ex
cept one, and 1 kinder '.ho't, aeein' ts how
you was a very savin' man 1 couiu mane 11
round '." and Jonathan had the laugh all
The Dutchman began to bluster as soon
he got the idea 'through his wool,' and think
ing he could do as he pleased with an appar
ently green Yankee, he commenced bullying
"Look a-here mister, none yer tricks upon
travellers." said Jonathan, 'you needn't think
you can scare a Yankee, no how. Wby,
your old cabbage garden, I bave known
Yankee to eat such a Dutchman as you are.'
"A Yankee eat a Dutchman I Tat's a tamt
likely story. I pet you five tollar you can't
eat me I"
"111 take the bet," taid the Yankee.
'Now s'pote yon go and call in all 'yer neigh
bors to see ftir play.'
The neighbort were called in and the pre
liminariet arranged, in which it waa agreed
that the Dutchman thould take off hit boots,
wash hit feet and lay down on the table.
The atakea were then put np.
.The Dutchman was Maid out,' and Jonathan
proceeded very deliberately to untie bis neck
cloth, and unbutton his shirt-collar, prepara
tory to his feast-
Approaching the table where lay the wond
ine Dutchman, Jonathan took up one of his
feet, and brought it to his mouth and mode a
veiy significant impression upon tne uuicn-
man's toe, whi!h elicited a roar ana a kick.
Ob I mine Got ! Stop dat bidiug dat
"Never mind, don't expect I am going to
swallow you. That wasn't the bet; 1 bet I
could eat you," and made another savage bile.
O il Souikrout soon perceived that ne nau
been tricked, and must either be eaten or lose
his five dollars. He chose the latter alterna
tive, and has learned to respect the superior
encitv of Yankee pedlars, and irom that day
has aiwavs treated them with due deference,
nd never fails to look remarkably silly, H
nybody says anythingabout 'eating raw men'
his presence. iaite niuae.
An Election Trick.
The election for the borough of M was
close at hand: there were two candidates in
the field whose influence was so nearly balun
ced that a neck and-neck contest was expect
ed. Under these circumstances every vote
was of consequence ana the utmost exertions
ere used bi the Intuusol both canuiiiates
to draw stra necrs out of their opponent's ranks
One of the staunch suppor;ers or bir John
B.. the Tory candidate; was an irritable old
captain, who had threatened to set the house
dog on any one who might come to ask him
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fore the election, the old captain was work
nit in his little garden, when he perceived 1
strange gentleman whistling alongthe walk
Ah 1 how U'ye uo, lapimn 1 iice grow
ing morning, peas coming up nicely, 1 see,'
said the S-raiuor as he approached.
'1 beg your iiardon, sir, bu; 1 really don-
remember having the honor of your acquaint
ance: may I be permitted to enquire your bus
mess?' replied the captain drawing hiuitel! up,
'Oh. certainly ! I'm canvassing lor hir John
B., and I have come to talk to you about your
'I think Sir John might have taken a more
civil mode of requesting my interest.'
That's got nothing to do with the matter,
sir; I'm here to bsk you uisunc.iy, uo you
mean to give him your vote anu interest 1
said the granger pulling out a memorandum
'Sir" said the captain, getting evidently an
gry. 'my political opinions ate wen Known
I have ever supported the nruisn constitution
in chut' b and state, and '
I cannot allow you to 1 shirk the question
Captain.' interrupted the stranger.
Shirk, nr. what do you mean, sir v said
the Captain reddening like a turkey-cock
I mn replied the other wmi tne uimosi
coolness, 'to ask you ogam, will you give your
vote to Sir John V
'What 1 1 suppose you came here to bully
me, to inti nidate me to '
By no means, captain : butl must repeat
my nuettion, will vou give your vote to S
John f Yes or no V said the canvasser, wait
inir. nencil in hand, to write down the old
'Sir.' said the captain, who was in a tow
ering passion, '1 consider this a most ungen
tlemunly, insulting, and altogether unwarrani
Will you vote for Sir John, Captain V
'Sir, you may tell Sir Jsjhn'
.That vou'll vote for him V
No. sir! I'll see him damned first. I'll
vote for that Radical .scoundrel. D., whom I
hate, just to show Sir John that I am not to be
bullied into supporting a puppy like him.
Good morning, sir. Good morning.'
Good morning, captain. Pray don't get
angry; it is a matter of no consequence what
ever,' said the stranger, as he retired, whist
The oid captain kept his word. He was one
of the first who tendered his vote at election
on the following day.
'For whom dj you vote V asked the clerk.
'For Mr. D !' replied the irritated
captain with a look of deli. nee towards the
Thank you, captain thank you!' ctied a
gentleman who wore tne liberal colors at his
hrMst. erainin? his hand cordially. It was
the very person who the day before canvassed
him on behalf of Sir John.
The captain perceived in an instant how he
had been hoaxed, but it was too lale to reme
dy his mistake, and to complete his mortifica
tion, the Radical candidate to whom he bad
given his vote, was returned by a majority of
A Smooth Drink,
Dan savs. that a year or two ago he hap
pened to havein his employ a couple of
broths of hovs" who like all the jolly 'ouid
Ireland,' liked 'a bit of a taste of something'
coinsuinedly well; and often indulged in
his grievous annoyance, :ui 01 toui uicj us
ually choose the most inopportune moment to
vf l 'nnnliuled.'
On one occasion, in her husband's absence
Mrs. Uan noticed that Pat and Mike had
procured a supply of the 'crayter,' and slow
ed the jug that contained it upon a deserted
shelf in the chimney corner.
Woman, you know God bless 'em never-theless-hardly
like us or the sterner sex to
liquidate,' and with her sisters, proverbial
aversion to the 'red eye,' my friend's wife
took aiivantase of the merry dog's attendance
to Iheir chores, and abstracting their jug, put
in its stead one exactly similar in oppt-arunce,
outwardly so, but not in its 'in'ards.'
At night the boys bunked in upon the
kitchen floor, aud Mr. D. and his lady retired
to their room, the door of which opened into
the kitchen, where they couiu nave a view
from their bed of what might transpire be
tween the 'bog-trotters.'
When Mike had xwen what he supposed
was ample time for the 'boss,' to go to sleep,
he hunched his lieignuor, r-ay.ng:
Arrah, Pat ! let's have a drap.'
Begorry, so says I, Mike; it's as dry as aclip
T atm on tin lv. this blessed night,'
Up both sprang, and Pat reaching the Jug.
took it down from its perch, and in full view
of Mr. D. and his wife, who were watching,
the 'motions,' took a 'swig.' uui tne expres-1
sion 01 ins lace wai anyiuiug .
comment unon the conteuts.
the contortion, and exclaimed
had look over the whiskey for ?'
Faith, Mike,' replied his companion, re
covering himself, 'it was no bad look at all,
I v.as alter making. I wa only thinking what
a smooth drink it was, sure.'
Handover here,' cried Mike impatiently,
and applying it to hit lips(ihe took a generous
Blurenages!' he roared .rushing for the door
where Pat followed him, and the noise of their
efforts, at 'heaving Jonah,' made the night
hideous. , .
My friend and hit partner, thought they
would ciack their sides in bed, laughing over
affair; and next morning he went lo the
iiu and shook it. but it was badly depieteu.
'.Mike,' he cried, addressing one 01 iwo
cklv-lookiM! Irishmen as ever complained,
what on earth.has become of all the Untetd
'Linseed ile. is it. sirf exclaimed Pat, with
n air as though something had cleared up a
great mystery to him.
Yes, 1 want some to oil me narness, auu 1
see it's almost gone.'
The poor fellow only muttered 'Linseed
e, it was sure, bad luck to it then; it went
down mighty smooth.'
This was too much lor my irienu, as ne
overheard this observation, and he had to give
ent to pent-up laughter, at which Pt 'vam-
sed,' but in such high dudgeon, mat tne
mention ofa 'smooth drink,' wakes up the
shillelagh in him, when ever one hazards to
hint at it.
Thou hast taught nie to love thee
Hy the glance of thine eye,
By thv low pleading accents
And eloquent sigh;
liy the blessed assurance
That stole to my ear.
And the vows of afl'ection
I heard with a tear.
Would st thou crush the sweet blossom
That sprang on my way?
Wnuldst thou blot out the sunlight
That blessed me with day!
WouUUt thou send buck uiy heart
To its prison of grief.
Whence thou hast released it
With wolcomo relict f
Nay! tell mo forever
To ine thou wilt cling.
In the snow-storms of Winter,
The sunshine of Spring ,
Still teach me the precepts
Of Love and the Heart,
'Till I. too, am made
An adept in the art.
The Power of Music.
We were seated in the cabin of the steamer
Ocean. There was a large number 01 pas
sengers who seemed desirous 01 ucguimui
tedium of the trip uy couiriuuimg uuit.u...ij
lo the general amusement.
Amnnsthe nassengers, was a long, lank
neeimen. whom 110 one couldfailto recog
nize as xankee. lie saisnmcwum o'...w
the rest, notwithstanding, while lhe singular
ity of his appearance did not fail to draw
many curious yes towards him.
At length, when all the resources of the com
pany seemed exhausted, one of them turned
UUUI UMy 10 our liiimvc, o..u
uuesied him to favor the company with a song
"A song! ' ecnoeu ne, iuohiuk u.i.
'V: air; vnn sin?, do VOU POt f"
"I did once," replied he, "and I may add it
saved my life."
"Saved your life !"
All were easer lo hear how this could be.
and after some little urging, the ttianger con
sented to gtatil'y them.
"You must know," said he, "that I was
one of the first to go lo California when the
report first reached us at home of its stores of
gold. It was no.hing then lo what 11 is now
a per ect waste in fact, with hardly a mark
of civilization, where now you can see flour
ishing towns, numbering their thousand of iu
hflbitauU. "Urint? f .nd of adventure, I sepemted from
mv companv, and determined to find the way
to' the diggins myself. One night I found my
self lying upon the grass, wun my paca ior
a pillow, just on the edge of a large lorest.
It did not enter into my head to be afraid till
it became somewhat dark and, I heard with
fHnrfnl distinctness, lhe cry ot the prairie-
wolf. 1 listened again, and was alarmed lo
find the cry coining nearer. .wueiiiiy uiey
"At length a whole pack of the blood-thirsty
rascals came boundingon till they came within
a hundred feet of nie, and then thty stood
inek snll. and then began lo draw nearer
".Mt hair rose on ends. I was terribly
nlnm.nl. I ende vored to think of some p is
sible wav of scaring them. Havine heard that
they were terrified by lhe sight of fire , 1 light
ed n match. They urew 011 a ii'uc, uuu im
mediately retraced their step. This move
ment wos repeated on both sides. 1 found
this wo'ild never do;l must think orsome'hnig
nw.rp .LvMKive. But what?
"1 recollected havinfi in my youth attended
1 singing school for tl.e space ol two evemnts,
ilnriiu' whLh I received some indistinct no
tions of the manner of singing 'Old Hundred.'
Thit n-rnllection ved me.
"Without more ado, 1 beiian," ond did as
well as 1 could. By the time I had got th rout
the first line, I observed that the wolves ue
I l( Jook j;Ue wild and uneasy, and
ittoiwi,j yoU bcUeve ill gentlemen?" suid the
nnrntor earnestly, "before 1 finished.ewri; m-
diriilual vol , rutting hiifarr pay up to hi$
eurt, icampered avcutj at i) old Jack wut ufttr
him!" , , ,
A shout of laughter, both loud and long,
followed this narrative, at the endof which lhe
speaker.who had not stirrred a niuscle.gravely
"You see, gentlemen, I have been frank
with you. I did not wish to take undue ad
vantage of your very kind and complimentary
invi.ulion without forewarning you of the con
sequences. If, after what 1 have told you,
you are still desirous of hearing me, 1 will en
deavor to give you 'Old Hundred,' which
the onlv song I know, and to which, for rea
sons already given, I feel uncommonly at
tached." It is needless to say that he was unanimous
Things We Can't Stand.
; done up in ne
.- - .
We can't stand '.he first-floor lodger coming
home in a stale of inebriation and getting into
our bed with his boots on.
We can't stand a waiter always telling
he's coming, and never doing it.
We can't stand a young laay wun ner nair
land an lniniuateu uramausi
reading up the manuscripts 01 nis nve-act
a baby dabbing hit damp
I H'tle hand about our face, while the moiher
a --sr js-
1 II l
We can't stand a doctor telling us, in
fiiendly way, our family were always noted
for weak chests.
J3The servant of a Prussian officer once
met a croney, who inquired how he got along
with hia fierv master.
"Oh, excellently 1" answered the servant;
we live on very friendly terrm;every morning
we beat each other's coats; the only difference
it he takea h it off to be beaten." .
UA heart unspotted it not easily daunted
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Honor thy Mother.
"Come'on boys !" said Harvey B., to a
troop of his playmates.
"Where ? where ?"
"Let's go down to the river and have a
good skate; I'll show you how to cut your
names on the ice scientifically,"
"Yes come on 1 let's go I" answered they.
"Where are you going, Millard I"
"1 am going home,"
"Come on, don't back out."
"I dare not go without the consent of ray
mother." ' .
Coward ! coward ! coward !" cried the boys.
"I would not be such a child as to ask my
mother to permit me lo go where I wanted to.'
"I'm not a coward," replied Millard, his
eyes flashing and his manly form erect; I'm
not a coward. I promised my mother I would
not go where there was danger without first
obtaining permission from her."
"He is right," said ueorge, "i am going
with him .o ask my mother."
"You can wait or go on, as you Choose,"
said Millard; "I am going immediately, ano
if she consent?, I'll loin you;" and ne turned
on his heel and walked off with George.
"Let them go !" cried Harvey; "they are
the milksops, we're the bravos I" and he ran
toward the river, followed by an the uoys.
It was early in the spring, and the sun -was
thawing the ice very fast, which made it dan
gerous lo go on it, and for that reason Millard
would not go.
Harvey was a bad boy, he respected nei
ther his father nor his mother; he ptided him
self on his manliness, smoked cigars, and was
coming 011 very futt.
Millard respected his mother, obeyed her
in all things, loved all his playmates and
feare 1 God.
How many Millnrds and Harveys are there,
I wonder who reads this paper every week t
I think not many Harveys.
Deal bovs, do you always obey your moth
er f Do you respect her t If I were to say
you d id not love her, you would be very much
shocked, would you not t Well, you must
prove your love by obeying her always.
As soon as a boy thinks he i s too old to
obev his mother, scorns her counsels, smokes
cigars, runs with fire companies, .stands at
corners making remarks on all who pass, then
it is all up with him. 1 would not think,
much of him, but pity him and think of hie
poor mother, his wasied youth and unhappy
Many a ruined man looks back to the time
when he first disobeyed his mother, when ho
was tempted.todo wrong.as the stepping-stone
to all misery.
If you have moral courage, you will never
fear to be culled a coward. The real coward,
it he who disobeys his mother from fear of
Kissing under Duress.
The following incident develops a mode of
enforcement of the claims of personal respect.
through the medium of constraind attention
to a third party, wincii, tosay ti.e least i 11,
is peculiai. Of its perfect success, however,
in the present instince, we have the proof in
In the days when we wore young "uni
would 1 were n boy again.'" we made one of
a happy throng of younsiers, who after hav
ing spent a delightful afternoon in the various
duties and amusements usually incident toan
oldfashioned 'quilting in the country,' such as
rolling up, to eing waltr, threading needles
&c, found themselves, with the quilt out,
the room cleared and swept, the chairs all
nlaced against the walls, and everthing in
readiness for an out-an-out quilting frolic.
Our party, in addition to the boys and girls,
included several married persons, seme older
and some younger, most of whom had just
dropped in to see the young folks enjoy them
selves, and to partake of the creature comforts
which usally constituie an important feature
in the programm- on si;ch an occasion. But
among then were John B and his newly
wedded wife, the latter of whom, by the bye,
was scarcely sixteen, and decidely the pretti
est girl in the rood. Her husband was a man
ol about five and twenty, fullsix feet high, and
withal had the reputation of being the be$t
man in the district, aud ready at short notice
to prove it.
After the usual preliminaries in the way of
small talk and compliments, just to wear off
foolish embarrassment, the older of the evtn
ing commenced with a play called "Content
ment," and as many a pawn was paid and
faithfully redeemed-not by repealing versea
of poetry", standing five minutes with the faco
to the wall, walking three times around the
room blindfolded, or any such tame perform
ances as are commonly practised in the more
refined circles of the city, which only serve
to remind one of lhe better times in the coun
trybut in the primitive way, by good, old
fashioned, honest kissing, that sounded out
clear and disti el like the cracking of a wagon
whip, set the old folk's mouths to watering,
and made old Mrs. Deal whisper to Mrs. Skel
ton t at "she didn't see why a married woman
couldn't enjoy plays just as well as single gals;
for her part, she didn't see no umerence, De-
cause she was old, it wam't no reasou she
shouldn't feel young."
The sport continued for some time, the boys
ever and anon slyly peeping at the pretty face
of Mrs. B , and only wishing that they
could select her as a partner, but restrained
by lhe fear that her a a I wart husband might
think proper to resent such a liberty -with his
new bride; in consequence of which latter
impression, she was, for the time being, a
This state of things was observed by John,
who, construing this lack f attention to ona
whom he thought as deserving as any, into a
want of proper respect towards his wife, and
by reflection towards himself, determined it
should no longer pass unnoticed. So rolling
rolling up his sleeves, he stepped into the mid
dle of the 100m, and, in a voice that at once
secured marked attention said :
"Gentlemen, I've been noticing how things
have been working here for some time, and I
ain't half satisfied. I don't want to raise a
fuss, but "
"What's the matter, John ?" inquired half
a dozen of us. "What do yeu mean. Have
I done anything to hurt your feelings ?"
"Yes you have; all of you have hurt my
feelings; and I've just got this to say about it.
Here's every gal in the rom been kissed
mighty nigh a dozen times apiece, and there's
my wife, who I consider as likely cs any of
'em, has not had a single kiss to-night; and I
just tell you now, if if she don't get as many
kisses the balance of the time, atanygtlin
the room, the man that tligbtt her has got me
to fight that's all. Now go ahead with your
I f Mrs. B wtt slighted during the rest
of the evening, we did not observe it. As (or
ourself, weknow John had no fault to find with
ua individually, fcr any neglect on our part.