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I AM SAD TO-NIGHT.
1 tbe woM U all a blank to ana,
M o pleasure brings delight j
tbe om 1 tort ia Ur away, ,
' And I am sad to-night.
' 1 do not aea bar heavenly amita,
,' And darit eyes sparkling bright;
1 do not bear ner merry laugh, '
And I am aad to-night.
In pleasure's throng aha aranglei now,
With epirite gay and light;
Ah I littla doaa aba know and feel.
How aad I ana to-night 1
' And eaa aha go and ami la and ting,
Tha gayest of tba gay,
- Tar giro, parhapa, one thought to mo.
Because I am awajt
. 'Well, bt it o i J would not gira ".
Her young heart aught of pain ;
' peep iu thin breast I'll hide my grief.
And try to amile again!
Ja after years, a tear may dim
The brightness of her eye ;
"JTheo she may give a thought to me,
Perhaps mny breathe a aigh!
. She'll think of one who deeply lored,
Ae man ne'er lored before ;
Cf one who wears a broken heat t,
- And now can lore no more !
THE SCOURGE OF THE OCEAN.
. The iubject of this tkelch, John Paul Jonei
- occupies a position in the Li. tory of the
Ameiican marine abated by a few olheia. His
exploit were always marked by a daring con-
fideiice in bis ultimate tucces8,aiid he acheiv
d enda in iiiany cases with remarkably inad
He waa bom July 8, 1747, a I Arbigland, in
the parish of Kirkbein, Scotland. Hia father's
name was John Paul. Tle name of Jones
waa aesumed irt addition at a later date. His
father was continued during hit life, in the
employ of M. Craik, of Arbigland.
The early education of I'oul Jones wsa lim
iled, but thorough aa far as it went. At the
early axe of twelve he waa apprenticed tu (of
low tbe sea. His master was Mr. Younger,
merchant in the American trade. His first
voyage ass to America. On arriving at his
destination be found hia brother Will. am, who
had been a resident here for number of years
With tbis brother he remained during the time
he waa in port. Jones manifested great apt'
ness for the profession, and made at this pe
. lied several very successful voyages.
101167. while returning from Scotland in
lh John, as a passenger, the maater and mate
died of vtllow fever, and Jonea ensumed the
direction of the vetael whieh.he carried sa ely
Into port. He received the eominand of the
vetael he bad rescued aa his reward. Thus
end Jonea at the age cf twenty, or at least
at twenty one in full command of a merchant
veasel an instance of promotion, which, with
the obscure and anpatronized never occurs
without the existence of great merit. In the
employ of the owners of this vessel, Jones
jailtd to jeJM, at the ena or wnicii time the
fiira dissolved. From this date up la his dt
narture for America, he followed the aea in
vi rioua capacities, going twice to the coastof
Africa, nn sieving expeditions.
In 1773, hia brother William died in Vir
ginia, leevinf him heir to hia estate. In or
der to attend to his property he came to Amer
ica, and it waa abortly after bis arrival that be
assumed the name of Jonea. '4' he reasons fur
the adoption of this name Lave never been
Jones' connection with the American nary
eonimenced sometime in December, 1776.
Ho waa ordered to tbe Alfred, twenty-four
gunl, as first lieutenant. On board this ves
sel, at Philadelphia, on the lOlh of December
1776, he hoisted for the first lime, the adopted
flag of the United Colonies. This (lug bote
- tbe representation of a pine tree and a ratile
anake.wiih this motto "font Tread on Me."
While attached to the Alfred lie came first
under fire in an enitiiiiernenl u'lth the Ofa
raw, twenly-four guns, off Newport. The
Alfred was badly eui up in this affair, which
resulted in the escape of the Glateoto . into
Newport. In a vsriety or commands which
Jones undertook about this lime, he particu
larly distinguished himself by hia promptness
of action, and tbe ability which he displayed
' in seizing a, once on the best modes of extri
cating himself fiom impending-danger.
- It was under commandof John Paul Jones
that, the American vessel, the Bon Homme
Richard, fought the English battleship, Sera
phit,on Flambofuugh Ileud. This action was
particularly noted for the fury with which it
era Conducted on both, sides. Before noting
uyof the incidenttof tliisengngement.it wil!
be well to mention the strength of the two
The tlon Homme Richard waa formerly an
Indira a belonging to tbe French, and was
csliel the Duedt Durst. She was fourteen
' years old, and although bought fot a fast sail
er and a sound hull, proved to be under sail
and rotten in timber. She wag a long, single
decked ship. Her armanent, all told, was
forty-two guns. The Geraphit was a new
hip, carrying: forty-four guni.and about three
hundred and jb fty men.
Tbe engagement took place on the 23d of
September, 1779. At an early hour the ships
tecame entangled with each other and con
tinued lashed side by side during the whole
action. They Were so close together that the
gunners were obliged to psss the rammers into
the mon the of the hostile ports loget them
into their guns. Of course the execution done
.at this short rung watterifTic. Everywhere
resounded with intermingled cheers and groans
Tbe dead waa atreo about in every direction
and I he most awful confusion prevailed. The
tictaa waa frequently on fire, and at tbe
eloae of the action was in a sinking condition.
Her side was almost destroyed by tha guns of
gne &msiie,and nothing prevented thequsr
terand main deck from literally falling down
poo 'he lower deck, bat a few top limbers
4bui fortunately remained' Standing. . This
let Junes and hia companions fighting ao a
- eort of stage, upheld by stanchions that were
liable at any moment to give way. ' .
Tbe lost on both aides wag fearfully great.
rli ena hundred and fifty of the Riiiard'
men ware killed, and the Serepki lost one
hundred and seventeen. Tue Seraphit final
ly etiuck ber colors, and .upoQ.lbe heaving
(wave floated the aha tiered bulla, freighted
- with the maimed, Iheilying and the dead..
Crest fTorta were made to keep the Bon
fiummt Ritl4 afloat, but a-ter toiling, a
-whole day and night, it became evident that
he had "fought Iter, bnt tn.'J flr men.
BY Wi C GOULD. PearieW art Frw - . $)l,50p r Annum in Adrance.
a mm.... y .. , i - - " ' - ,
New Series'. . EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. APRIL 12. 1855 Fol. 11, No. 43.
and aueb article as il waa desirable or mxai-l
bte to aave, were trantfered to the Senptii,
and at ten o'clock the old Due d Dura aet-
t'ed ma jeatically into the bosom af the aea.
ram Jonea arrived at the TetH, Holland,
ilk hra prize. . Here he waa blockaded by a i
British fleet from tbe Downs. 'This fleet eon-
anted of twenty-one line of battle ships, which
were diapnaed in aucb a manner aa 10 threat- j
ea complete destruction to Jonea auould he,
tieuipi iu m. iivuui-je. n im v. ;
en thousand gumeaa waa otiereu lor me
head of the famous John P ul Jones. This
much sought after individual detennined to
rua.the f oaotlel and eacape if possible. Hv
ing inatruoted hia men, be availed of a day
when tbe wind waa blowing a gale off shore,
end weighing anchor; came down under easy
sail toward the center of the British fleet.
He directed biafourre aa as to come under
the lee of Ihe bsllle-8ip from whence tbe
admird'a flag was flying.
His motions .were' watched by the whole
fleet, who supposed be had eom4 out to sur
render. At thin moment Jones gave the word,
his ship, the Alliance, became a cloud of can
vass, and be flew past the astonished admiral
delivering a full broadside as he passed I
Onward he flew, delivering and receiving
broadnide after broadside, and escaped with
out the loss of a mast or spar. Jones sailed
at once for Brest, in France, and while in
the channel captured valuable prizes boend
f r London, with which be arrived safely in
On tbe 18th of October, 1787, Congress vo
ted bin: a gold medal in bonor of services.
Jonea quilted America in November, 1787,
and neveragain visited its shores. He waa
afterwards engaged in the Russian service.be
ing sent to the Black Sea by the Kmpress
Catharine, as rear-admiral, immediately after
hia arrival in St. Petersburg. April 28, 1788
he joined Prince Potemkim, who had Ihe com
mand of the Russian forces in tbe Black Sea.
Hi connection wiih the Russian service ia a
complex history of disappointment and in
trigue. While he was in Ibis service he was in
many severe engagements, and showed great
personal courage, though the opportunity nev
er seemed to present itself for the exhibition
of any remarkable exploit, of a quality worthy
of his previqus career.
He resided for some time preceding bis death
in Paris, where he died on the 18th of July,
1792, at tbe age of forty.
A diatinguished writer, himself a sailor, in
speaking of Paul Jones, aums up bis qualities
in the following manner:
"In bat' le, Paul Jones was brave; In en
terprise, hardy anil original; in victory, mild
and generous; in motives, much disposed to
disinterestedness, though ambitious of renown
and covetous of distinction. In his pecuniary
relations he was liberal; in his affociions.nat
ural and sincere; and in bis temper just and
A Curs for Drunkenness.
The New York Spirit of the Times has been
furnished, by a Washington correspondent
with a copy of a letter, received by a member
of Congress, from an ex -editor out West, who
tbua humorously narrates tbe manner ia which '
be became cured of drunkenness :
..TTnin thi. u,ini. r ..i.i . v,r
two of whisky punch and go to bed; but Ibl
resource is gone from me now. Perhapa. if I
tell you how 1 lost il, you will think I am try-
,n hmi,., ... V. i ..;.Jio
W a. t 5 JV" UUI Wll IMUiJ'
tall fii a mlir t.tk .-.I f Ultia,
that lean cure any man of drunkenness who
has enough vital.., left in bim to support life
whhnm thaai.! nf t... fJii I w..
T'V;.r..V" "r":Tr,. ..."J.:
coming up from with a five gallon keg of
TtaE? in a akTff. 7n" "e w8g, "met Tome
.: ...;..,.,, i ... '.. u...:..of
the head out, and s,t down on the bank to
talk, drink, and fi,h awhile. I had the good
luck to catch a thumping big cat-fi-,h. which
I threw in mv skiff, and shortly af er ataned
r... kn. u. pi hi.;... Vi. ...,
for home. Mr. Cat, not liking his new quar
ters, kept "thrashing about," ami sp ashing '
the dirty water in the bottom of Ihe skiff upon
me. becoming impatient, l
oniivht him liv
into it. tl rf
lino uie aeg r,i
user c'iio p;uicu iiiiii imu tuc facir ii
u u...u:. . i... . i.
iiiikti gjc iiinuc ii i until iiiuiiirnit vu ptrun
becme quiet, and I took him out. A bluish.
rreflsv lookimr scum had rin- but I nonreil
fi ToV an. could .I.. rirta,
bad taste about the criiter " During the af-
ln,mn nl ,i.n... I ,l,nU nflv fr..l.
nd frnm alrout ten o'clock till day lighi, my
s..:rd k.J . .... .r
m,:r k..l ik . ..I.. .... r .....
v.r..w. Ri.,.h.. i;n.uu,ih.i..u .,i
amellnfsr.mtain.nv.nH.ii f,m.. . p..
.hi yuu won I.IU.IUC nun . uam. ii . uaiiuni
cannot be had.lhe Mechanics' Own Book say.
that an eel will answer the same nurn se. 1
do not know but that 1 shall try to make a lit-1
lie fortune cut of this matter when spring
comes, and the fishing "gts good,-" therefore
plea. do all the good5 you c. with it. but
don't n too miny doctor. I fe I that you
will regard this thing as an exreeaingly ridic
ulous "Dsn story;", but I believe it to be a
momentous discovery, and calculated to work
a greater amount good for the country than the
segregate labors of all Ihe statesmen in Wash
ington during Ihe emi e winter."
niru-ly n.useatine to me If you should
n to have a nul.jecl at hand, get a boy lo
ch you a calfi.sh and keep him alive for you .
..... ... ;.i..: . ... ir. .
Putting its Foot in it.
"fia-a-a, ba-a-a !" shreiked a half naked
Infant of aboul eirhteen months old. .
"Wha'a Ihe matter wit mammo's thweet1
Tittle ducky T" says its affectionate mother,!
...I. II. -- i... i l . . l :
wuiiciiie uirnn h 10 ner uosom, ana in
young sarpeui in return digs us talons in neriul,'cl
Oaden, missis, I know what little master
Dim wants," exclaimed the cherub's negro
You black huzzy ! why don't you fell me, !
then f" and the infur.ia'td mother gives Di-1
pah a douse in the chops with her shoe.
he wanuto put his fool in dat pan
of gravy vafs -on deharft" Whimpered the.
"Well, and why don't you bring it here.ag-
grovating nigger, yottt" replies the njoiher of
the bawling young one. Dinah biings the
gravy, snd little Jim putt bis bare foot in the '
nan. daahina the mi k warm iifiu- abon t his
aweel little shanks, to Ihe infinite delight of !
its mamma, who tenderly exclaims r "Did
momma's vittleDimmy want to put its teeny
weeny fooliet in the gravy I . It shall paddle
in Ihe pan aa It aoosey-vooeys, and then it
shall have ita pooty red frock op, and go and
see ita pappy-yeppy."
' fjult spitting that nasty tobacker on the
floor, Josh, or I'll whip you."
"La. mother, why don't you snesk proper
ly t You should bare said, cease ejecting
the offensive saliva uf the Virginia weed on
me prommade, or 1 ahall admiaisler to yon a.
seyere aestivation. , Ahn )
LOST SISTER OF WYOMING;
Or, the Captivity of Frances Slocum.
,,,to caP"vl,y' ank under ihe affliction
P ' J.0,W TT,
despair. One of Mrs. blocum s chil
Zl.".r"":..'. vy'".,u '?
" 'r , " "?",n- ,ul " 101,1 aaun-
L, ' 7. ":L Vr.7?' r . '
inou.uia. Lut nvcnei ween mi lor ner
"Pi""'"""- "l icngm neriong cner
visiuie una wnicn uinus a roomer to her off
"Why. 'spring waa wanting, and the bereaved mother
Amona Ihe inliahilania r th tiMiilirnl v1.
ley of Womine, at the Deriod of ita invasion
by that blood-thiraiv band of toriea and sava-
get who, with a barbarity seldom equalled,
laid waate and destroved every vestige of that
lovely settlement, murdering the inhabitants
aim unving on ineir came, was a yuoaer oy
ful disposition and many acta of kindness to
the Indians, aaved hia dwelling from the torch,
and his family from annoyance, while his
neighbors -were butchered, their houses burnt,
snd their children taken captive. This im
punity, however was of short duration. Mr.
Slocum hail a aon, Giles, who was in the bat
tle, and ii ia supposed that Ihe Indians, be
coming aware of this fact, detennined on a
bloody revenge. In tbe family of Mr. S. was
the wife of a neighbor, wrio had been taken
captive by the Indians, and her two sons, one
fifteen, the other twelve years of ate. One
morning in November, some four months after
tne oiooiiy massacre which made the valley a
desolation, a parly of redskin warriors waa
reen prowling around Uie vicinity of Wilkes
barre Fort. The two boys had gone to the
grindstone to sharpen a knife, and the women
were enraged in their domestic duties, when
Mrs. Slocum was startled by a shot, and a
shriek from one of Ihe boys. Stepping to Ihe
door, abe beheld a swarthy warrior, in the act
of scalping tbe oldest boy with the knife be
had been grinding. Horror-stricken at tbe
sight, she staggered back, and was followed
by tbe Indian, with the still warm and reeking
scalp in his hands. Looking about him for
plunder, he discovered nothing to tempt his
cupidity, worth the risk of carrying ofT, but a
little son of Mrs. Slocum, who stood in his
way as be turned to the door. Seizing bim
in bis arms, he was about to depart, when
Mrs. S., with all a mother's feeling, caught
him by the arm and besought bim, in tones of
earnest entreaty, not to deprive her of her boy.
"See!" said she, "he can do thee no good,
he is lame." Dropping the boy, he took up a
little daughter of five years, who had crouch
e.l in fear behind a high backed chair, arid
was making bis way out when the mother
again stopped bim and plead for her child. In
the most pathetic tones, she implored him to
leave her bright eyed darling ; the light of her
borne, and the joy of her household. Aa well
might she have wasted her words upon the
stern rocks or the idle wind ; the rugged na
ture of the savage was not to be moved by the
earnest appeals of the pale faced squaw.
j rasping with one hand the mantle which en
wrapped bim, and with the other the dress of
her child, she clung to both with a tenacity
wuicn nad well nigli accomplished her pur
poae. Finding himself impeded in his exit,
and fearful of approaching assistance, the
savage drew his tomahawk, and raised it to
finish, at a blow, her importunity and her life.
Reading in his eyes his stern determination,
and wrought to a pilch of agony beyond which
her system refused to go, she yielded her
grasp, and sank in a swoon at his feet. The
Indian, relieved of her annoyance, now took
hia departure, with little Francea in his arms,
and aa he passed through the yard, seized upon
lne 0,ner ,on r Mrs. Kingsley whom he olio
JboreotTa prisoner. All this waabut tbe scene
f V. "0,!"to 'el how "'J'1 ( ,e""r'
V?, '','''1 T.-y V f"' W,th'D
1 " r "'
time. How many yean
pense and deep despair, had
their birth iu those lew brief momenta Mrs
Kingsley. who bad stood, a terrified beholder
! ' I hi
tu'l?. n' ?u , '"V" ,he,KC?,'d ,n'
?" ''mg child torn from her snd earned
' PPe'ce of the savages, snatched up
r",",?fgt nd.neJ to, ,Df For where
f"? ' '. W "
.for ,,,e. hous' l,.,he Indiana were already
Devon'! the reaoh or auccessful pursuit.
. " " ' nw'ancnoiy
Yfl'l'Z'L e.,"J Upo"
1 "'"''"' "u "iiu were
bo!h ttni nd sclPeU bf P-rtyof Indians,
w f,u,inl, ...il. nnr ll, hnnu Th...
.... , - , - , , a.
while fodrferiPK cattle near Ihe house,
4. r . , ..
I"" ?'? TuCe h"PP'
"w'"":""" 'en up imu w:in.yeu, anu us
""rviving members, wra.ped in misery., with
a mantle. Her religion sustained Mrs. Slocum
in ..... .I.ii -r . . ' I - .1 . I V. . I. I
. 7 " -lie uircw nvisril ana
nine remainine children upon the mercy
ul ,lc' neaveniy miner, anu uowea ner ntau.
I..... I D .. . t . II li- . I
without a murmur, to his decrees. For the
d she did not mourn; they were at rest.
. ... . - .
" '"S ".?!'"! 5 !2! I."!
U . . ". . V ' -uu.uiw u.jr
if.. ". :. ,ZI Z .- 7 V 1 . .
Z,pr Z g ,1 "e,ng
J1 S2 H JT?" D71' mon!h"
T. 1! u.",' ,nd lamJ? 0 l0pe ,t'1
""""- iigiiii p. err, u uuing naa
ever reached her or her child, and all gave her
up but her poor, heart-stricken mother
When peace waa declared, and many captive
returned to their homes and families, ahe sent
two of her sons to Canada in search of their
long lost sister. They sought her wherever
mere was t ne sngntest chance or her presence ;
they offered rewarda for her recovery, but ah
in vain, and they returned to theirmother with
Ihe cheerless tidings, convinced of herdeath.
Not so with her. She felt satisfied that ber
Knni... at i II 1 1 .nl 1.1 ma. I i - .
" 'ivumcu ioirt
ished hope seemed about to be realized ; a
woman was found among the Indians, who
had been carried away when a child from the
susquennnna, and Abe was sent for by Mrs.
Slocum, who cherished her and endeavored to
' thst her child was restored. But the in-
was bereaved still. The foundling, too, felt
that she was not tbe long lost and looked for
daughter, and ultimately returned to her In-
dian friends. Years rolled on. Time bad
whitened the locks of the confiding mother
with age ; her sons had passed tbe meridian
01 me, anu men cuuuren nau grown lo man-
hood, and yet ahe still entertained tbe belief
that her Frances lived. At length she was
called away to join ber husband in another
wor d, and ahe went "down into the grave
mourning", tbat the was not permitted, this
aide the grave, to embrace her darling.
Seme years after her death, when ber broth
ers were gray haired men, and when all bad
ceased lo entertain a thought of the lost sis
ter, their feelings were aroused byanannounce
meul which placed beyond question tbe fact
that she still lived, and rerrembered bar fbr-
met home and friends. An Indian agent in
.Ohio wrote to me editor or one of the newa-
paprrs in Pcnnsylrsnia, informing bim that
fa rwl nn tirrnil m n aalma raninmne aaiiM .
be tad aeen and talked with a white
among tbe Indians, who had told him that her
name waa Slocum, tbat her father was a Qua
ker, and wore a broad brimmed hat. That he
lived at a place on the Susquehanna river,
which was near a town where there was a
fort, and that she was taken from thence wbie
a child, br (he Indians. This letter the edi
torwho deemed the matter a hoax threw
among his was' papers, Vhere it laid for a
year or more, until bis wife, one c'ay in look
ing them oyer, came across it. Her sympa
thetic feelings were aroused, arrd she sent it
to the Intelligencer, in which it was nublish-
ed. It happened that, on account of a tem
perance address it contained, an extra nunrber
waa printed, one of which found its way to
Wyoming, and two brothers and a sister imme
diately started for the West to find the long
loat Frances. They found her, but oh, how
changed I She was now an aged woman, with
grand children about her, and fast approaching
the grave. The inteiview which took nlace
between the long separated brothers and sister
was anect.ng in the extreme. She informed
i new, iiiruugn aa interpreter, .sue nail lost her
native language,) thai after her capture she
was treated in the most tender manner by the
Indians, who took her (o their towns, when
she soon became sttached to their roving, no
madic life, and came to dread being discover
ed by her friends. When she grew up, and
her foster parents died, she married a young
chief of the Delawares, (the iribe to which
her captors belonged, and after his death she
joined the Miamis with her people, and mar
ried again. She had been a widow now for
many years, children and grand children were
growing up around ber. and her life was pas
sing pleasantly away. She was comparatively
wealthy, having a large stock, and all the rude
comforts of Indian life in abundance, besides
one thousand dollars in specie, which she had
aaved from the annuity which, as an Indian,
ahe bad Crawn from the Government. After
spending several days with her, her friendt
bade her a final farewell. She died a few
years since, and was buried with considerable
pomp, ss ahe was regarded as a queen among
By and By.
There is music enough in these words for the
burdeu of a song. There is a hope wrapped
up in them, and an articulate beat of the hu
By and by I We heard it as long ago as we
can remember, when we made brief but per
ilous journeys from chair to table, sod from
table lo chair again.
we beard it the other day when two parted
that bad been "loving in their lives," onu to
California, the other to our lonely home.
Everybody says it some time or other. The
boy whispers it to himself, when he dreams of
exchanging tbe stubbed little shoes for boots,
like a man.
Then man murmurs it ; when in life's mid
dle watch he sees his plans half finished, and
bis hopes yet in bud, waving in a culd late
I be old man says il when he thinks of put
ting off the m rial for the immorUl, to day for
The weary watcher for Ihe morning whiles
away the dark hours with "by and by ; by and
Sometimes it sounds like a song ; sometimes
Ihere is a sigh or a sob in it. What wouldn't
the world give to fiud it in the almanac, set
down somewhere, no matter if in the dead of
December, to know tbat it would surely come.
Bui fairy like as it is, flittering as a star-beam
over the de wy shadows of the year, nobody
can square it; and when we look back upon
i no many units inese words have beguiled us,
the memory of that silver bv anil bv is like .he
sunrise of Osstan, "pleasant but mournful to
A Good Story.
A gentleman in a neighboring citv. in nnr
suit of a goose for bis dinner, was attracted by
iue ngnioi a piump, exira-sizea one.
"la that a young one?" said be to a rosv
cheeked lass in attendance.
"tess.r, indeed it is."
How much do you want for itt" asked
"A dollar, sir."
"That is too much, ssv five-eiehths. and
here's your money."
"Well, sir, as 1 would like to eel vou as a
steady customer, I'll take it"
The goore was carried home and roasted, hut
t . . . . . .
loiinu to De so toub aa to be uneatable.
The following day. the fentleman accosted
me tatr poulterer :
"Did you not tell me that goose was young,
which I bought of you I"
"Yes sir, t did, and it was."
''No, it was not."
"Don't you call me s young woman f I am
"Yes, I do."
Well, 1 have hend mother say many a time.
tbat it was nearly six weeks younger than me!"
A very cool answer from Sophomore is indel
ibly recorded smong the memories of our col
Proffessor had a peculiarly red noso ;
ao red, indeed, that il was usually deemed a
sign that the interior ot the temple waa dedi
cated to Bacchus. Upon thit point the Pro
fessor was peculiarly aenaitive.
One day a chestnut, propelled by some in
visible hand, hurled across the room, and
came so violently in contact with the learned
gentleman's bald pate, that glancing off, it
spun almoat up to the ceiling.
Mr. K . ," thundered out tbe Pror.,
"that was you; I know it, air, don't deny it,
sir; your blushes betrsy you, sir."
"Do you think that 1 bluab, ait ?" modest
ly asked the student.
"Blush I" retorted tua Prof., "your face is
as red as a beet."
"Pardon me, sir," replied F., "I think its
only the reflection of light; perhapa you look
td at me over your ncte!"
A Great Bore.
A provincial Judge, a great bore in bis
way, called upon Bautro, wishing to see bim.
A valet announced bim.
"Tell him I'm in bed."
"Sir, he saya be will wait until you are
"Tell bim I am vary ill . . .
"He says he will prescribe some remedy.
"Tell him I am at tha last extremity."
"He says he wishes to say adieu to you."
"Tell him I am dead."
"He says be will sprinkle you with holy
"Confound bim, let bim in."
rr The lady whose dress was too dittv to
wear, and not dirty enough !oa,h, hade
matter of sarioua import to decide.
Important to Young Men.
SMALL CAPITALS, AND HOW TO GET THEM.
The history of many of the world's best
men, who have risen from poverty fo positions
ot nonor ana ainiieiice, reveals the interesting
fact that it was the possession of mail catk
capital in the outset, which enabled them lo
start on thai career of success which ever after
attended their footsteps. The histories of
ihousanda or men, unknown to fame, who
have raised themselves from the druilterv nf
servil.- tasks to situations of Comparative cum-
fort, atteal the same important truth.
We fear that a sad forgetfulness of these ex
amples prevails among youne men ofnnrd.v.
They are too apt to sneer at the idea of "small
beginnings," and to mdulpe their fancies in
"higher aspirations. They boast, as if it were
a virtue, tbat they musl commence business
on a large scale, or not at all.
V ilh such Spurious notions constituting Ihe
mainspring of all their actions, 'hey soon fall
in spenuinn.i nanus; iney neglect lo econo
mize their small means; they waste their
time ; they have no fixed purpose; they live
from hand to mouth : their refutation for .
liability is not good ; and when a favorable
opportunity occurs, where, by, the judicious
employment of a small capital say one hun
dred dollars they could commence a profita
ble business, such individuate are caught
without a cent in their pockets, or on ac
quaintance who dares to trust them.
gain, there is a large class of vounr? rr.en
who cherish the belief that the times are lest
favorable iiow for Ihe successful develnnmrnt
ui nmnii enterprises .nan rjy gone years.
inisisa very great m.stn lie. The opportu
nities for money making, especially from small
beginnings, are a hundred fold more numerous
now than they were twenty-five years ago.
There is no telling what may be the nro.
oucts now-a-days from even a hundred dol-
tars capital. In our sphere of business, we
have known many instances where individu.
als, by having on hand ready cash, even lo a
smaller amount than thai named, have been
enabled to obtain full or purlial interesta in
vaiuea patents, from which they soon realized
large fortunes. Indeed, our own personal ex
perience ia a striking example ; it was the
happy possession of four hundred dollars, sav
ed up in readiness for the first Drorjitious od-
porlunity, that enabled the senior partner of
mc ucfcwiiic jimmcan 10 enter unon the
successful path which he now holds.
bimilar incidents are of daily occurrence in
every business, They show the importance,
to young men especially, of always having on
baud ready for a valuable start, a small sum
The inquiry of many who read then linen.
will now be, "How shall we even aet a small
capital !" Wo reply, by close economy, by
over-work, and especially by punning through,
with energy and perseverance, whatever the
hands may find to do Scirntij; American.
How he became a Millionaire.
Mr. McDonouuh. thn
Orleans, has engraved upon his tomb a series
of maxims, which he has prescribed as the
rules for hia guidance lliroueh life, and n
which his success in business is mainly attrib
utable. They are sonnd, and contain much
"Rule for the guidance of my life, 1804.
Remember always that labor is nil. nf lh pnn.
dilions of ourexistence. Time is gold; throw
not one minute away, but place ech one in
account. Ho unto all men as you would be
done by. Never put off till to-morrow what
you can do to-day. Never bid another do what
you can do yourself. Never covet what is not
your own. Never think any matter so trifling
as not to deserve notice. Never, give out that
wuicn uoes not fctst come in. Never spend
oui to produce. Let the Erentest nnl.r
regulate the transactions of your life.
Study in your course of life to do the greatest
amount of good.
"Deprive yourself of nothing necessary to
Vllt .nnifn.1 1.... 1! ! . . .
,v..i iuhuum, uui nve 111 an uonoraoie sim
plicity and frugality. Labor, then, to the last
momen i of your existence. Pursue airiclly
the above rules, and the Divine blessing and
riches of every kind will flow upon you to your
heart's content; but, first or all,' remember
that thechiefandgreatstudyofour life should
be to tend, by all means in our power to the
honor and glory of our Divine Creator. John
McDononch. New Orleans. March 9t. iu
The conclusion to which I have airived is.
that without temperance, there is uo health ;
without virtue, no order; without religion, no
happiness; and that Ihe aim of our being ia to
live wisely, soberly and righttouUy."
An Irish Widder.
Last week some medical officers we-e called
uptoexamine the condition of some Irish
inhabitants, situated at the bottom of West
gate Leeds. One ot the medical men .cke.l
the mistress of one of these houses:
Why don't you keep it cleaner?"
The rep'y made by the woman was that ,h
was a poor widow and coudn't afford it.
"How long have rou been . w;.r.ui ....
ed the docter. .
"Sure enough, yourhoner for three years."
"Of what complaint did vnur husband i;
asked (be mon of phsio.
"Och he never died at all; he's run away
with another woman."
A carraige has been invented for the m.
ment that is on foot.
When tbe day
"breaks," what becomes of
We should like to know
there are in tbe wheel of fortune?
Tbe man who "retraced." the nasi. i m.
posed to have been a harness-maker.
when a wolf is aliened even hi (nil ,.
The Chemist must be a funny man, for be has
rftt for everything.
Love is a theater in which women diitrihnU
The greater a man's abilitv to act for distant
nds; tbe stronger bis mind.
In one thing men of all ages are alike, lhev
have believed obatinately in themselves.
A space-filling indivsdual is a bodv:a lim.
filling individual is a aoul.
("At a camp-meeting, last summer, net
more than fifteen hunderd miles from Boston,
the trumpet had called the congregation to
gether, but a crowd of idlers and rowdies
stood outside tbe range of seats and would
not come in. Tbe presiding elder invited
thbem twice with no effect.' Then, after
singing a bymn, he turned lo tbe crowd and
said "As many of you as bsvn't got the itch,
or smrjll pox, or any other cutanecua disease,
we anau oe giaa to nave come lorward, all oth-
en will remain outside." No one wai left out
Rates of Advertising.
One square, (of less) S insertions, - fit .
r.cn auuujoaai uttertioa, . ft
" Thru months, . . 1,00
" " Sit months, ...... g,oo
" " Twelve aaootba. . . a id
One fourth of a column per year,. 16,00
. 0,ir 18(M
column ' " 10,00
All evara square charged" eatwcquerei.
CTAdvertisemenU inserted lillforcid 1th
expeuse of tbe advertiser,
Executed at tbia Office with neataeia as
espatcb, at the lowett posaible rates.
An Illinois Judge.
I knew one judge, who presided at a court
in which a man named Ureen waa convicted
of murder.and it became hie duty to pronounce
sentence of death upon tbe culprit He call
ed the prisoner before him and said to bim r
"Mr. Green, the Jury by their verdict say
you are guilty of tbe murder.and tha Uw
aays you are to be bung. Now, 1 wan: you
and a II your friends down on Indian creek to
to know that it ia not I who condems you, but
it is the jury and the law. Mr. Green.tbe law
allows you time for preperation, and so the
court wants to know wbat time jo want te
be bung t"
To this the prisoner replied :
"May it please the court. I am ready at an
time, llinse who kill the body have no newer
to kill the soul; my pteperation is made; and
I am ready to suffer at anytime tbe court may
Ihe judge tbensa.dr
"Mr. Green.you must know that it is a very
erious matter lo be hung; it cannot happen
to a man more than once In bis life, and you
had better take all the time you can get; the
court w.ll give you until tbia nay four weeks.
Mr. Clerk, look at the almanac and see wheth
er this day four weeks comes on Sunday."
The clerk looked at the almanac, as direct
ed, and said, "tbat day four weeks came on
I he judge then said:
Mr. Green, the court givea vou this dav four
weeks, at which time you are to be hung." -The
case was prosecuted by James Turney,
Esq., the Attorney Ueneral of the State, who
ne re inicrposea:
"May it please the court, on solemn occas
ions like Ihe present, when the life of a hu
man being is to be sentenced away for crime
by an eanhly tribunal, it ia usual and proper
fur courts to pronounce a formal in which the
leading features of the crime shall be brought
lo the recollection of the prisioner, and he be
duly exhorted to repentance, and warned
against the judgement in ihe world to come!"
To which the judge replied:
"Oh. Mr. Turuty, Mr. Green understands
the whole matter as well as if I had preached
to him a month ! He knows he has got to be
hurg thiii day four weeks. You understand
it in that way, Mr. Green, don't you I"
"Yes," said the prisoner.
I'pon which the jndge ordtred bim to ba ie.
manded to jail and the court adjourned.
Open American Organization.
The Know Nothing paper in Boston has
come out in favor of an open organization of
its psity, and declares its belief that for the
aafety and perpetuation of the American party
such a coiim is an actual necetiitv. With
regard to the most prominent persons now be
fore the Order for nomination to the Presiden
cy, as they are effected by tha secret mode of
cperalions, the Editor says i
"An evil result of the eecret action of a
political party is its liability to sacrifice prin
ciples to men. This is an evil from which
the American party is in no wise exempt, as
we propose to show "by way of illustration."
Injudicious -partisans of a certain prominent
man have so well succeeded in coupling hia
name with a Orm well understood by every
member of the secret American party that Ihe
public outside, and many of the members
within, begin to look upon the Honorable Sam.
Houston as the head and front of the Ameri
can party as the only exponent of its princi
ples as ita only eligible candidate lot the
Presidency. In a measure it has already be
come, not a party of nrincinles. but the boti.
of a man; and for the imperfections of that
man. whoever he may be, the party must con-
..ouui.j ?uiici. .ins uaie oi mings caf
naturally excited the jealousy of the partizana
of another prominent citizen, and we find
that "Stockton Clubs" are being secretly or
ganized in every part of the Union. This, of
cotir e, will arouse the friends of others, and
unless the evil is checked, we shall soon find
tbat instead of working together, as a unit,
for the advancement of important principles,
the American party will be divided and subdi
vided into partizan clans for this, thst snd the
other msn, until its total disruption is accoo
plishei. Miii...l- ...A.. nil.:- -i.a- r . . . .
There are very few people who understand
the art ofadvertising, though this knowledge
is invaluable lo the energetic and go-ahead
business man. Fortunea have been made
through its agency, where, in a mrjorily of ca
ses, those wiio have been successful in sp
plying it to business have been far more lucky
than shrewd. The sarsaparilla speculator,
who retired from business with a fortune of
over a quarter of a million, commenced aiivef
tising without any previous knowledge of, but
with en abundance of faith in it, while hia
successors, lacking both tbe knowledge and
faith, refused to advertise, and their specula
tion, in which a large amount of capital had
been invested, has proved far Jess profitable
than their sanguine hopes led tbem to believe
it would be.
While advertising will assist any kind of
business, from the seling of pins to the procu
ring of purchasers of Pacifio Railroad stock,
there is a large class of business men who
must advertise. How to do it is the question.
Attract the attention of the public make them
talk about you, or about whatever you have
0 sell, no matter what method you adopt to
accomplish it, and your furtune is made. Do
not wait until the advertising columns sre fill
ed up with the carda of your rivals; but lead
the way, boldly and fearlessly, and your uc
cess is certain. If Barnum had not known
the value of printer's ink, instead of beire
the wealthy man he is, he would hsve beea
wandering about the country with some num.
dancer or wooly horse, gaining a precarioua
i.cimuuu, witnoui creuitor reputation. a,
ILT"My dent boy" aaid akind hearted school
mistress, to sn unusually promising scholar,
whose qurter was about ud "Mv .tear hi.
does your father wish you to tread tbe intri
cate and thorny path of the legal profession,
the stratuht and narrow wav of the iminiitrv
or revel amid the flowery fields of hlature't"
no, marra replied the juvenile prodigy,
"dad aays he hisgoing to ae'me at work ia the
DTAt a social party a few nic hia sine, nn
matter where, a lady asked a lawver. Wh
coal was like a celebrated law book I"
"t have no doubt of ita being Black stone"
replied the lawyer..
"Hut," aaid the lady, "we burn CokeeTao."
"True." aaid the lawver. "but at moat nf
tbe coal yards you get a very Little ton V,
HTH i rumored that Hon. Moses MaDoe.
aid h.. Wn annnintl Fifth liilila TL.
Boa. Stephen riaeaaBtoa, deceased.