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Mafaujc U JtTconJ story of (he brick bull ing west ofC. Vaoausd.l dr. Co't store, Main Sttelt, Catorf, Olio, at tb following rate : t 11:60 per annum, in advance. -iSiOaiC Aot paid within the year, and $2:60 Her the1 year has expired.,', trTbeae rates will bo rigidly enforced. No paper discontinued Until all arrearages are paid unless el the option or the publiilier. .. . 'EfNo communication inserted, unlesa ae cpmpanied njj a responsible nsme. , AN ADDRESS. EATON, August 22d, 1855. ; feKyrwVEiThnyj-complied with your very flattering requeit at pure for a copy of my ad dress for publication, delivered at Sabbath School Celebration of your place. It was more than my mostsanguine expectations warranted at the time. H is however cheerfully com plied with be ter 1am your most obedient servant I jg and fellOW Cltiken, O. W. GANS. To Henry Surface, John Worth, Oliver Till- sob, ,V Uiam writ ana omers, oi upsnur, u. Laditt and Gentlemen, Sabbalh School ichol- , ara and -Ttachert : This day is one in whieb'every christian, philanthropist, and every patriot can rejoice. On an occasion ao imiiorlant. to your inter- estfit would have given me pleasure if the flaltering honor' you have conferred i-pon my self, could have fallen on some one wbo would in all probability have done justice to the in- port:ipoa which this subject demands. This davs celebration when rightly viewed presents a feature in the history of our coun- try which no other throughout the civilized "world can .boast, It is not important to a correct unders anding of the subject connect- rd therewith that a review of the history of Sabbath Schools should be presented. Sab balb Scbouls of, Ibe United Slates are a germ f its free institutions, afreecountryafreebible a free religion, free schools, free speech, free labor, and free men, are ours. It is true we have not progressed as tar nationally on some of these as the good old fathers of this mighty (enublic intended we should have duueere lias. But thanks be to an over-ruling Providence theysrenow being improved agitated and may ' thev continue to be agitated until the utmost Treedoin reigns. 1 be great principle mat man if capable of self government was asserted by them ; and the) left it to us as a rich inherit- not a talent in the aight or God for our im- provement. This land itself was cencecrated W fceedoei and religious freedom by the Grit act of Hie Pilgrim fathers, exiles from their homes and native land, when they touched the of this they founded a social compact gave birth to ''Democratic liberty ai d in- dependenlchrislian worship." Theyacknowl- dged the true God and a Iree use of his will, ii, h.hlo. tn all men. And by these senll- ments we have been governed to this very mo- ment, and they have impressed themselves so strong upon publio mind, that they are shad- owed forth in the organic laws of the land, and become as it were the very foundation of our government, and if our national existence and giealness cn be traced to any one cause it owes it piore to this than any other. We to- day possess freedom oii'l advantages to an ex- tent no nation could ever boast, either ancient or modern, noone here born into power, no one dandled into political prosperity no priesthood .,. mined hv law. no one so noor but he can re- ceiveaneducationoi obtain a bible, equal laws and exact justice to all. The impress of these living principle can be seen and felt; and a comparison challen,ed. What nation upon the wid globe possess more true religion, snd mo- ulity, more intelligence,, more philanthropy, r..li.v dnna more" fur the amelioration or the We assemble here to- I,umn rfllA f . . Nanfi. . ... ii.. I 1 ..l.l. . f M.h . I.Anna. ii V unuer 1JB uiruau I'll. W I uU . mun.l, ..j...iiN.niinai lona to wave over us.- This union of Sabbath schools, influence upon (he rising and i ..I,, a rail tl.rniiirhout the length ""' . " - . .. " .I...I- l..ai,HK nf nnr cnuillrv. IS one 01 lia oanDV i wave over us. ols, whose benign id past generations ut the length and consequences. TiJ-... unlike ihat f anv other counliv. "Vhere church ind State are united in the very r.hinu.n,-ra p.n he no such union as " --- -- ... ... this; the peculiar tenets of the church in pow er mut and will be taught, thai begets oppo- vailioa in the others ; and then thev all at once commence indootrinaline, and seeking for pow nt and place to rule, and that begect feuds and schism and even leads to war auu uiuousneu, and under thia state of things, there can be ...i .i,.. ii..r. i. nn mnnn there i n and rel'nwahin. and where there is no love end fellowship there is no religion. , rm.:. ..nian Ai.t.uiinii m dfiv iiriin'9 tlicm 11 nnon one. common nlatform.and makes them forcct. their ancient prejudices, whici lhave been engendereu in o.iier government, inn- lu-lhre ihev were nlanled in this country: an, whinh bave heen occasionally fanned even here by some who thought more of the fleece ihan the did of the flock. The ism which they all were want to leach has become less .ml trim relisinn more. With many their ne- m i:.. j,!,,.. ....I .hnrnh ffnvernmenl nnlv exist in form and not in spirit. The enforcing -r. a n.ani:., .lairm. inai ,. nn anev In uiauure r.M charm, both in man and unurcn. i ne cnurcn comes nearer to day what Daniel Webster had nl.iect of the in- :n..ia.i m.nt,:..,i l.v ii. r-nnderliake -r-i..:..::,.. .... (aat, n.e i.a.ri Lii-ir., uie UI limaunmij, ..v. ,., .... nut and imntove the lives of individual man. ifk.i at.!aa u.an .u.mi. inthe f.r.i fnnniain "'".""r. r T.. human race, as well as of all true religious ! tali.. ha ;.,li;,ln.l Imnrl and mind nf a .. I 1....- -t l.a,afa,a I ra.i.n,e .'.v. ''en m6re Importance lo this subject than its nature demands. Why do we celebrate lo- Is it in honor of some conquering Gen- ral for his manv noble deeds ot valor won upon a hundred fields of battle, that we bave been called here f Is it a feast to a President, a 1 Philosopher or a Statesman, for what he may Mieve done lo advance the cause of human hap- ninessf la it to celebrate any particular day murkin- an enoch in lhe history of man's free- 1 dom, or any great achievement lor human lib- erlyr Aye, more, une oi iniiime more im- Dorlance. It is not confined lo any one good, ' Hoble act or deed, nor to any one particular 'Vlav. month or veer, lo mark its commencement or its aehievements they are as universal as Viarl himself. " It is emphatically a celebration 'OI ail trial IS good, virtuous auu gicai, an c- tnowiediment or Christianity, ine uioie, tne ' God of our fathers, and all the many lessons we'liave received from each in lheibbath rfhool, both as scholars, teachers snd parents, And we car) here to day call them into lively ' exercise ana practice, ana impress snu iniorce 'them opoil (he youths and each other, ao that r,il. influence will never be lust, snd lhe un- Win' generations yet to eome, will worship the sam uou and perpetuate his blessings to ll succeeding ones, and celelr.te this glo- lions cause ae we do. To recount the bless- .jugs oi buausy&cboois, would almost ba lo re tote Jill Ihat is good ip the history of the last ,ew gciciiu. . nun. cnumry. J ne mould "tana caai or mind given to youths by a sound twabtrstb school education, ,1 .comprehend ila taai.ht and heannr nnnn II, human ah.r.nia ........ - - V" .-..v.., In advanced life in ali its departments. Is more It. a f t .aft tat MM Aa, t f n M ll J f IS I I 1 1 fM M B S1 j. fflrtsllaHi Carl reach. The wave made by droppint the febble into the smoothe lai-e extends itself to tbtaoore, antt toe goou or pan wea inculcated . -follows for weal or p through time, and per 'hoSuHI to ybnthi and every f.taer - kanfl another, who here n-nleteal in the werl fire of their Children. To those who are bert TTday wt cat say be careful what ideas you JEdjOI Ji wJLI JV-PJ i in I 1 1 ictuij III H If II j I Mli 1!M ill L b BT L. G. GOULD. "Fearieis ondFree." $l,50pe r Annum in Advance. New Scries. 'EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. SEP. 13, 1855. Vol. 12, No. ii. irobibe, your minds are like a clean sheet of' paper upon which to write; if what ia good and useful be writttn thereon, yen will find it of nr.alf.nl.KlA .ila.nl. n. . kn. if w. ha I i. .i it t. n ' be worthless and wicked, you will never be! able to repair the loss. We receive the grt-a- ter portion of our ideas and impressions from our asuneialinn ami the hnoka we resil. There jg (omelhing commendable in the appearance Infahnnk; hut Kiev are like men. rood anil had Our land is full of light literature, bound in yeiow, red aid blue, known almost at sigh They are a lasting, damning curse to every one who touches them they have been wrought out by an over heated imagination, which delights to make vice a virtue, and re ligion a mockery and a by-word and by giv ing color, touch anJ taste to the most abomi- liable wickedness of men and women, make them assume the air of all that is enobling and virtuous, you are unsuspectingly made to drink the poison, and the place for virtue is made an aching void. Shun them as you would an adder, t tir way is down to the chamber of( hell and death. There is a book which we can recommend to you, whose teachings and influence, has brought ui together under so favorable circumstances to day. One in whose origin, destiny, character and influence we can place implicit confidence. It is the Bible. It may be well to stop and ponder upon the relation we sustain to it, and what it is, as there appears to be a growing disposition with some to remove it from the common schools a place it has held so lone and so useful in our cuun- try. With the past generations it has not only been lbs chief sabbath school book, but almost the exclusive common school bonk and niore especially with those in the earliet periods of our country, i nere is no book e son gnui more useful knowledge of the existence of God, and his will to man than from the bible, It may be urged by come we can learn from the book of nature. When we have summed up all we have learned from that alone it amounts to comparatively nothing, Wheredo we find more light and knowledge of the ori boiders gin and destiny of man, and more that corn that ports with reason than ia f und in the bible ? Who enlightened by its pages will compare himself with the old school of philosophers even Socrates "himself, who it is thought had gathered knowledge from some of the writings oi moses irom tue ngni ne possesseo. anu for advocating the doctrine of one God the Athenians put him to death, and afterward erected an alter to him, and put an inscription thereon to the unknown God. The apostle Paul after that took it for his text and preach - "whom ye ignoran'.ly worship him declare I unto you." It is plain to every reflecting mind that men and nations bear nocomparison with those under the christian light of the bi- ble. From no book can we gain better ideas or the creation, more wisdom than is found in Solomons Proverbs. And such eternal truths for man's guidance thon of Christ's sermon on the Mount. And greater lessons for law givers and rulers than from Moses. And sublimer strains of music than from David, either an- cient or modern Aesop's Fables, Homer'a II- iad and many others are old books, and mod- ern ones can oe numuereu oy me mousanu. Hilt whr anil nut nf tvhnt linok nT lliMlks Can .u . ..... such lessons be learned as in the book of, I U:.U i- li -J . a t... n.nnl iuiu "y wuicii iu iiiuuiubuu m iiiuii iui ii.i.i..- neM, tor socteiy, in line lur an uiai iieriauia u sucn lessons ue itarnea as in me uouk oi books, and where and with what book can we supply its place, or a dozen, or a hundred, ora thousand could we adopt in its si end, as a this life or the life to come, echo answers where? It docs not came to us in a question--..,..a ableohape. It has been handed down from , - age lo age from generation to generation. It I has passed the ordeal of persecution ty fire and sword, and withstood tlj scepticism and I vain philosophy of men in all ages, and its I principlesto day aredecnerrooted end ground led in the liAiirt. and minds nf min than at anv other period of tune. When in the history of, ine wdmu nus noi iis nrnicn i unuence ueen felt when rt has had free access. But it may urged by some, as it not un frequently is, that It has caused mil and bloodshed. It can with all plausableness be denied for the book teach es right the reverse, and for further answer we y"-j "j u nouuiis war icss who nave u urn, and are they lessenlightc ed ond happy? The answers must be nlain to every one. And neither is responsible for sectarianism and creeds or any other kind of wickedness, no nore than the good acts of an honest man ere responsible for the wickedness of his rellows. I Desiirninp men ill all mraq have sotipht nuwer thai they might rule, and nothing is so apt to at lie llie aa a nr nntnre a re minus Dinn'rv: ... m goou, eiieci oi una book rms inys been perverted when some dogmatical priest or iviranical church nr aovernmeiit would under- lo ma..i,i nn.1 rnaree all men tn ti1Pir ne. f.nliar taai. Mn nerin,! in the tiistnrv nf the ...... ,-...r- .- , worm has been so propicious for Ha spread as, ln.i. No onvemmeni l.aa -ive It nch nnlim-""'r .. . . : , V. - ..... ,.! and boast or every American to keep and teach nf ila immnrlnl nreeenlji. nnl on v in Sabbath Uaha..l .nmmnn ealmnla. Knt i n K II oil r .ollools of learning, ii should everbe retained in them as tho unerring beacon light of the liberties of our happy country. For whenever II ceases lo have a place in me latter, ourtwernmeui win have lost its sceptre, thnt time come when it a may will mark the zenith of its power and glo rv. It is a fixed law of the creator and within the comprehension of all. that just in propnr- tion as a people bee me virtuous, intelligent and religious so will they rise in the scale of power and national greatness, i ue present prosperous con union oi me oauuaiu scnoois wilh their soul cheering and enlightening io- Ifluence speak well forlhe United States. May lihe r glorious anniversary be tinned anj Cher as ished from one end of this Union to the other. To every christian and patriot it must bt frought wnn more man uio uiingn ui nine, nuu uinj that banner -union oaooaiu osnonia wnicn you have placed before me and so significant or this days proceeding! ever ue our mono, union not only in Sabbalh schools but union, in Slates and we could add more union in churches. It becomes no people in wen as uurseives nun io none does it appear so valuable. May they and their nrssent blessings ever be lhe studied object of every American to perpetuate. May to Sabbath schools and baimau school anniver- sarins never cease to be the pride add glory our country. May Ihey be perpetual, Only a SMALtSHOwia.-Some ofthe fusion tnanera affect the belief that the opposition to fcJ M llon.t ,mount t0 much after ail. This brings lo our recollection lhe old anecdote of . .. . ... -, . Noatt and the cnap wno wanieu io gei aooaru lje Ark Perche(i 0n the point of a rock, and . 'n "W, any how ," tTMsyor Wood is about to prohibit Ihtpo- lie from Inteifarlnir Ui nnlin In an wa an. der penalty of immediate dismissal from office,!. seeing the ark in the distance, he bawled out. . "Hallo! old fellow! Uomt over here ana taxe me on board." Receiving a negative answer, be sxclalmed: uo to b 11 with your old ark u a oniy Miscellaneous Wouldn't Trust a Baggageman. tnthe cars between Washington and Balli- more, there is a special notice of caution against nick nockets. and aeninst triinti no ninnev. jewelry or valuables upon boys or old men, who will take advantage of the stranger's igno ranee, My next neighbor was evidently green, as a traveller, and as evidently uneasy about the notice. As soon as he had read the words of advice, he commenced buttoning up his breeches pocket, and putting away his guard chain, and looking, besides, quite un- comionauie. I casually observed that the caution was a wise one that the ingenuity of the theives was inconceivable that I had been robbed once in St. Louis, mysteriously, and by a reci tal of some of the well known practices of the light-fingered gentry, I soon found that his un easiness hod greatly increased, and in fact, amounted almost to terror. About this t me. the collector of baggage checks came around, and approaching my anxious friend, said in the usual cureless way "Your check, sir." Our neighbor look one look at the man, then looked at me, but as my contenance was im passive, he threw bis eyes up to the placard ofcauton, and slowly rebuttoned up his pocket. "Your check, sir," again said the baggage- man, presuming that his first request bad not been heard. "No sir," returned our friend with energy, "you can i get mis nere check. uon't you to ing her be its 'spoe I can read, air ? Just look there, sir," and he pointed lo the notice overhead The official looked in the direction pointed, but having no idea or our friend's meaning of course saw noir.ing unusual. "I want your check, sir," lie said again "well, if you do, you won't get it, that's all. This here check don't go till I get that trunk. You don't 'spose, do you, that all them things of mine I'm gw'ine to have taken that slick, do you f well, now I might.' "I don't understand you, sir. Your check will be handed over to your order in Washing ton, and your iaggage perfectly sale there." "Oh, I've no doubt you think so, when once you've got it, but you haven't got it yet, and what's more, you ain't going to niether. I've heard tell of these tricks before ; I ain't quite as green as thnt ; so if you want this check you'l just htve lo bring that trunk and lay it just here, (pointing to his feet,) and then you can get it, and not before. This here gentleman was ch sucllt d out or his purse in a slicker way thaS thit, (here I found it con venient lo gaze with intense eagerness out of tne window,) and he never did get back Ins purse, and you ain't going to catch this child asleep, no how ; so you've just got it, no trunk, no cneck." cy mis ume me conductor came up, and the scne .interested the nearest travellers. Our friend's contenanee exhibited the fullest gratification from the detection of this diabol ical plot, an.l really he had achfcived a vcitory un pa railed in the annals of railroad history. i tie conductor endeavored lo reason witii its . . . ... of, ''im ; but his suspicions were loo fully excited, u . mum, and the conductor soon became an accomplice ,n bis view. He persis ed to the last, and great.clung to Ins check wnh an appearance of in tense love. At last the conductor left him, with lervid imprecatins on his folly. "D d fool yourself, sir ; you may call me that when you gel this check, for as long as 1 keep this, I know my baggage is safe. No sir, you may travel, but you" can't get into this child's trunk, no way you can fix it. Stranger, they didn't get me ihat lime like Ihey eot vou in St. Louis. No ; sir, Ihey didn't put them printed things up there fur nothing, and when them fellows just get that trunk of mine, they i congratulated mm on his victory, and as the cors wete near Washington, I saw little more of him further than he was standing near the baggage car, clutching his blind check in his fist, utterly reckless of the cries of It of, ""?""S am nave io - hackmen and hotel porters in his ears. Cor. Jefferson (Mo) Enquirer. Ludicrous Mistake. Mr. Joseph G ilberl, who was attached to the astronomical service in Captain Conk s expe dition to observe the transit of Venus, and whoe nanle!.W8 conferred by the great navi- uuutm lawiiu, imn'cv l ui- nnrt. where, .-"nrdino In the f.c n f (l,a V n . lke 1 ount d Mot, he wore very ngni learner Dreecnes. ne nad ordered his '"" io attend one morning, when Ins grand- daughter, who resided wilh him, had ordered . . . ,-,!,., , ,;, ,. ,.. Wu . " !'" - i was seined in me breakfast room when the maker of leather hreenliea mi ahnwn in. I J1"1 " ''.e l'd not know one handicraf.man ' iiiuiii-ieu nun sne W ISIied tl 111) 0 meSSU re her for t OB ir Of -'lest ll ers' for' ?" ,,'e K'nnfked, the wet weather f com.,nK' ".? s,,e ff 1 olu" n "cloth." dayf The modest toiler could hardly believe his icar. "Measure you. Miss ?" said he, wilh liesi tation. ' If you please," said lhe young lady, who w.is remarkable fur much gravity of deport men), "and I have only to beg that you will give me plenty of room, fcr I am a great walk er, and i uo not like lo wear anything tha constrains inc." "But, Miss," exclaimed the poor fellow, in great perplexity, "1 never in my life measured a lady I " and here he paused. "Are you noi a taoies' shoemaker?" was lhe query calmly put to him. "By no means, Miss," said be, "I am leather breeches maker, and I have- come to tuke the mea&ure, not of you, but of Mr. Gil bert." Woman. clap wings to its side and cover and conceal the arrow that is preying on its vitals, so it is the nature ol woman to hide from the world the pangs of wounded affliction With her the desire of the heart has failed. The great charm of existence is at an end. She neglects all the cheerful exercises tha gladden the spirits, quicken the pulse and send the tide ol life in healthful currents Ihrougl the veins. Her rest is broken; the sweet re freshment of sleep is poisoned by melancholy dreams, "dry sorrow drinks her blood," unti her feeble frame sinks under the last externa assailant. Look for her alter a little while. and you will find friendship weeping over her untimely grave, and wondering that one who so lately glowed with all the radiance of health and beauty, should now be brought down to "darkness and lhe worm." You will be told of some wintry obill, some alight indisposition that laid her lov but no one knows Hie men tal malady that previously sapped her strength ip.d roada bet ao rasy a prey to the spoiler. Woman. Washington Irving A Stricken Fold. A day or two ago we saw a woman passing along the streets with a little coflin a plain, homely coflin under her arm. She was poor ly clad there was nothing in bet appearance to altractatten'.ion but seeingthe tears stieam- ing down her face, our sympathies went out toward her, and in thought we accompanied her to her home, and saw what was there to be seen. It was a broken, desolate home that we saw. The only siar tliat had ever shone in its Drroanent had gone down in the night oil Death and there were clouds and darkness shrouding with a thick mantle, the homely nliar where fiom the household gml had fallen. The Day had waned, and the Night had come what wonder that Hope, which had sung sweet songs to the mother's heart, had husned its melodies f That '.he tow or Promise that hod spanned her path had faded out ! that the bloom that was gathering around her lonely life had wi'.hered and decayed, leaving only dreariness ajd desolation on all within and without f There was great joy in that humble home when first the babe wandered down unto his hearth. In its coming it sprinkled flowers along its path, and around the mother's heart, itftwirred such garlands as never the angels twined under l ne i ooua-oougiis. it was a ray from Heaven a jewel drooped from the Upper Treasury into the mother's lap, and she cherished and guarded it, tenderly and hope fully, fancying continually that she saw shi ning hands stretching out from the Future, with crownings for her only precious one. But at last the babe the darling visitant one morning saw the upper g.iles ajar, and loosing the mother's clasp, it stole out towards them, angels from witlijn beckoning to it continually. And now the little pilgrim has put off its san dals on the Holy Threshold, and the mother sits weeping, all alone, within the broken fold, where now there is only a vacant chair and a little grave yawning wide niouthen be side it I A Lady's Opinion of Tobacco Chewing. It takts a lady to "show u." anything. A Frenchman once said hat a man might study for weeks how to reach the top of a lad er, whiles woman would gain the topmost rail at a bound. The lollowing, spicy letter in the Free Presbyterian, is to the point: "On my last journey, a well-dressed man, seeminclya gentleman, squirted a stream of tobacco juice on my dress, three times. He was uncon scioustof what he did. He sat lookini; out of the window, admiring, perhaps, the Cntskill mountains, thinking of some great questions of '.he day rree I rade, or (he annexation or the Sandwich Islands. I hated to bring him dow from such heights lo my tweed travelling dress but the last squirt w-as loo much, "-ir," said 1, pointing to my dress, "will you be kind enough In squirt your juice in enother direc tion?" He blushed to the eyes, and did not spit on .me again for the rest of the journev, which of course, I considered an act of great kindness and forbearance on his part. Men who smoke and chew, should always be old bachelors live at hotels, amuse themselves a club-houses, never approach a lady, or kiss child. They ought' to be a distinct class, travel together, and breathe in each other s faces You need not try, young man, to purify your breath with cloves, cinnamon, cardamon seeds or sassafras. The tobacco will master the spi ces." At The Tub. You need not blush, deer madam; if we have caught you in lhe suds. It gives more joy to see one wringing d;rt out of a pinafore han to hear her ring music out ofa ptana forte or melodean. We have known ladies as they call themselves to be in a terrible state feeling when a stranger called and they were not dressed up "to the teeth" lo receive him They would turn red or pale, and be at their wit's end to know what to do; and sometime: we will tell the truth some times they have been wicked enough to send word to the doo that Ihey were not in. such and We must speak against pride, wrong feeling which prompts young women give out the impression that they never was or mend holes in tne.r stockings. What they good for but to keep in a glass case look atf The man wno chooses sucn lor companion will rue the day of his choice ar repent in dust ond ashes, bureiy there hinderances enough to useful labor wilh being ashamed of it, or pretending to be. The fate of a Flirt. II is verv rarely, indeed, that a confirmed flirt gets married; ninty-nine outof every hun dred old maids may attribute their ancie loneliness lo juvenile levity. It is very certni that few men makes selection Irom ballrooms or any other place of gaiety; and as few are influenced by w hat may be called showing olf in the streets or any other allurements of dress. Our conviction is that ninty-nine hun- dred'.hsof all the finery which woman deco rale or load their persons go for nothing as far as husband catcning is concerneu. w nere, and how then do men find their wives. In the quiet homes of parents or guardians firesides where the domestic graces and leenngs are de mon trated. These are the charms which most surely attract the high as well as the fi nery and airs in the world sink into insignificance. A Very Tough Story. Sixty yoke of red bulls, according lo the Frontier News, were seen last week by an old lady in Kansas, hitched to an empty wagon, which was mired in the streets of the city. The team reached entirely from hill to hill, across one of our valleys, vulgarly called guts. The wagon, being very tight in the mud, re fused to move s the consequence was, when that portion of the team in the lead, over on the other hill, spread themselves in a strong null, and straightened the chains, that twen ty seven yoke of the bulls in lhe centre were suspended in mid air, by their necks, some I hi ni' les than fifty feel above the ground. We did not see it, but understand that a pro file view was taken on the spot for the News office. [Kansas City Enterprise. Tnit Motiikr. It has been truly said : "The first being who rushes lo the recollec tion of a soldier ar a sailor, in his heart's difll cully, is his mother. She clings to his rpem ory snd affection in the midst of sll the for-J genuine auu ...,u.UUuU ,u .- yj n roving life. The last messige he leavea is for her; his last whisper breathes her name. The mother, as she instills the lesson of piety and fillial obligation into (be heart of her in- fant son, should slways feel that her labor is not in vain. She may drop into lhe grave, hiit she has left behind her an influence will work lor ner. i ne now is broken, but the arrow ii spjd and will do ita office.' ffrThe State election takes plsee in on lhe lOtb of September, - John Randolph "Headed." Of the many amusing anecdotes of this ec centric man of Roanoke, we donot believe the following was ever in print, lie was travelling through s part of Virginia in which he was unacquainted ; meantime he stopped during the night at an inn hear the forks of the road. The innkeeper Was a fin gentleman, and no doubt or one of the first families in the Old Dominion. Knowing who his distinguished guest was, he endeavored du ring i ne evening io draw mm into converaa tion, but failed in all Ins efforts. But in the morning, when Mr. Randolph was ready to start, he called for his bill, which on being presented, wss paid. The landlord, still anx ious to have some conversation wil'i lnm, ue gan as follows : "W Inch way are you travelling, Mr. Ran dolph I" "fair V and Mr. Randolph, wilh a look of displeasure. "Have I paid my bill." "Yes." "Ho I owe you anything more ?" "No." "Well, I'm roineiuat where I nlease do yon understand f" "Ye." The landlord by this time got somewhat ex cited, and Mr. Randolph droVe off. But to the landlord's surprise, in a lew minutes the serv- nt came to inquire for his master which one r the forks of the road to take. Mr. Randolph, not being out of hearine dis tance, the landlord spoke at the top of his voice: "Mr. Randolph, you don't owe me one cent j lust take which road you please." Early times in Texas. We heard an anecdote recently which illu. Irated the hardships lo which Iheearlv 3elllers of i his country were exposed. A friend of ours nan lanuea in the country and was traveling up Brazos. Night coming on, he bolted his team in front of a rude, solitary, one storv. one room, log slianty, and inquired if tie could stop for the night, and obtain refreshments for man and beast I A gruff, tanned and elderly ma tron answered: "She didn't know, they had nolhing !o eat Sal's gone out, now, a hiintin', if she sets anything you can slay. You must hitch awhile and wait and see." Accordingly our friend with his' wife and family t o'n their seat in the rude hut, and de voutly prayed that success might crown iheef- lorts oi our Din una, heretofore called "Sal." In an hour, the old woman, who had been s!raining her eyes lo penetrate the forest said: "You can slay there she comes and she's got plenty of it." bute enough in a few moments "Sal" rode up astride of a mustang, wilh her rifle on her shoulder, and a fat buck strapped to her pony. In the shortest lime imaginable she hung him up, and took off his hide, and dressed a portion fur the table. Our friend and family regaled themselves on lhe venison for supper and breakfast, and went on his way rejoicing, and iiivoKiug uiessings on me neau oi nai. site has since been married to an old Texan wealthy, and has given up hunting. a lo are are out ItyYoune America is growing rno iill v. Every day we meet with proofs of '.his encour aging fact. Here are four of the latest iustan cesol rapid development: John, go lo the store:" said a mother lo her little son, "and get me seven pounds of coffee." "No, I won.t. I feel indisposed this mor ning, bend lather, and tell hun to bring wea pajer of tobacco, and to be quick." "Have you been to the Astor Library?" a son astied his father a few days ago. "No, I bave not," replied the father. ' "You had better call and see it," the youth continued. "J ust mention my name to the li brariau, and he will show you everv atten tion." A youngster, not quite three years old, says to tns sister, while munching ginger-bread, "Siss, take half of this cake to keep till after noon, when 1 get cross." "Frank," said an affectionate lady (he other day, to a promising boy, "if you do not slop smoking and reading so much, you will get so alter a wmie thai you won't care any thing at ait auoiu work." "Mother," replied the hopeful leisurely re moving a very long cigar, and turning another teai, "i ve goi so row.- Female Piety. The gem of all others which encircle the coronet of a lady's character unafltcted piety Nature may lavish much on her person the enchantment ol the countenance the grace fulness of her mind, or strength of her intel lect; yet her loveliness is uncrowned till piety llirows around the whole sweetness and power of her charms. She then becomes unearthly in the temper unearlhly in her desires and association. The spell which bound her af fections to things below ij broken, snd she mounts on the silent wings of her fancy and hope, to the habitation of t.iod, where it will be her delight to hold communion wilh the spirits that have been ransomed from the I lira 1- doin of earth, and wreathed wi'.h a garland of g ory. ITTAla Baptism in the western port of Ken tucky, a few weeks since, a gill of shy dispo sition, about to be immersed, very naturally resisted the attempts to lead her into the water, and after a short struggle began to sob and cry wilh great violence. At this moment, while a crowd of spectators were anxiously watching the result, a younger brother of the girl exclaimed in an under tone, "don't be scared, Sal, they're only in fun." JjA young beauty beheld one evening two horses tunning off at locomotive speed w-ith a light wngon. As they approached she was horrified at recognizing in the occupants of lhe vehicle, two gentlemen of her acquaintance, "ll iys," she screamed in terror, "iumn out - quick jump out especially George." It it needless In KflV that her sentiment as in "George" wera from that time forth no secret. HjT"I like to see the dear little creatures amusing themselves," said Mrs. Brown, when her elder boy look a visitor's now bonnet snd affixed il to lhe tail of hisliite. "Never fear," said the gfod matron to her visitor, When she saw the bonnet in '.he air, "as soon as the tM come. down he will give it back to you." . 2 jfjA beautiful thought, which we find in one of our exchanges: j "If there is a man who can eat his bread in pence with God snd man, it is the man who hns brought thai bread out of the earth. Itis that'enitkcred by no fraud, it it wet by no tears, it i Is stained by no blood." (STThe bachelor who undertook to mend bit breeches with the "thread" of life, gava it tip as a bad job, and sent theqi to 4 tailor. Rates of Advertising. OHe square.for less) 3 insertions, :00 " " Each additional insertion, 25 " " Three months, .... 3:00 Six months, 6:00 ' " Twelve months. ... 8-m One fourth of column per year, i - 15:00 nan . - 18:0Q ' column "... 30:00 All over a square charged as two sqiiares. IT Advertisements inserted till forbid at the expense of the advertiser. JOB WORK Executed at this office with neatness and da' snatch, at the lowest possible rates. JOB WORK Pen, Paste & Scissors. (KT Eat !T"hgly and defy the physician. IT A hnrtdfull of mother-Wit is worth I bushel of learning. JTFlowers that ire always failing bit.-' Bachelor'a buttons. (trDoes a rnan Nel girlish when he rnaktt a "maiden speech?" ITT As the cackling of thorns under s pot, so is the laughter of a fool. tTTo wf.at color does a flogging fcbangf a ooy t u makes turn yeii-u I 0Money is defined to be s composition for toking stains out of a character; ITReal friends are like ghosts and appari tions, that many lulk oboutj uut Tew ever seem IT "John, what is a gentleman t" "Stub toe boots, long tailed coat, and a high shirt collar, sir." tr"Pray don't men'i'on it,' as the man said when he was told by the tax collector that hit rates were due. (tT.The fellow vho got drunk on the horrl of delemma, has been turned out of the Tern perance society. 05"I really can't express my thanks," as the boy said to a schoolmaster when he av him a thrashing. is lo of a so at 1- of the sob the be two a was lhe out It in snd she the in in who Itis it bit tip OTA chord of love rubs through all the sounds of creation, but the ear of loVts alone can distinguish it. UThe passion of love is no more to be nni ders'titi Ly some tempers, than a problem in a science by an ignorant man. fttr Three things it is nnwise to boast of The flavor of thy ale, the beatlty of thy wife and the contents of thy purse. O"0n a child being told, lhe other day, that he must he broken of a bad habit, tie tvpliedv "Papa, hadn't I belter be mended 1" ItTSocrates seeing a scolding wife ho bad hung herself oh an olive tree, exclaimed: oM that all Irees would bear such fruit '.' HT.Men are generally rhisssd when they ari married. The exceptions aWe widows, and when you don't leave lowrtori a wedding tripv Sn.EN-ce. Silence alone ia a powerful wea pon. An Arabic proverb says : "Silence ia often an answer." Yes, and an eloquent one. fjrlt is said that there are more lies lold itt the brief sentence, "I am glad to see you,' than in any other sentence in the english lan guage. A Goon Investment. A ben'evotent old gentleman used lo give wood away lo the poor by the cord in order as he said, to have it re corded above. UrMrs. Lucy Stone Back well, lhe woman, rights lecturer, has purchased a fine farm on Fox river, a short distance above cedar rapids in Wisconsin. IT An impertinent fellow warils I'd know rt you ever sat down to tea where there was skim milk on the tffble without being asked, uo you taxe cream r Am AovERTrsEjieKT. Lost, where the bwh- er don't know where, in empty linen sack wnh a cheese in it; the letters FatMullins, is marked on it, but it is nut legible. JT The following notice, says the SalerA Gazette, mty be seen in a blacksmith's Shop, in the town of Essex: "No Hosses Shod ch Sunday except sickness and delh." ItrA bachelor advertised for n Irelprnale, one who would prove "a companion foi las hand-, his heart and his lot." A fair one replying, asked very earnestly, ''How big is your lot?" fV7 Suspicious tailor to suspected customer. "Make you a coat sir? Oh, yes, air, with the greatest of pleaure. There, just stand in that position, please, arid look right opon that sign." Sign reads "Terms Cash ." , fcjT'A connfryScnlptoT was ordered to en grave on a tombstone, the following words': "A virtuous woman is s crown to her litis band." The stone bing small he engraved il: "A virtuous woman is Gs to her husband." BTA farmer in south-western Ohio Wing asked if, the rain had done them any damage "0 yes, the ears of corn are so long anfl heavy that they reach entirely across the rows and very much impede the locomotion in the fields." The country is m a dreadful condi tion. TTA wilty gentleman, speaking of a frien8 who was prosl rated by illness, remarked that "he conld hardly recover, since his constitu tion was all gone." "If his constitution ' all gone." said a by-slander, "I do not see how he lives at all." "Un," responded the wag, "he Jives on the by-laws." rrrFour lines more beautiful lhan these am rarefy written. The figure which tbey'irrvolve is exquisite: A solemn murmur tn the soul . Tells of the world to be, As travelers hear the billows roll Before they reach the sea." A Child's Idea or Measles. Liltle Elletl , a child five years of age, and the Only one in the lamily who had escaped an attack of the measles, on being asked the other day how it happened that she had not had therm promptly replied that it must have been 4 cautc there tea not enough lb go round ."' ffcT'A ynu"g fellow was talking politics with a young Ifctly whom he adored. Her name wai Mary, and she sympathized witb the Know Nothings. "Oh I" said she. in a deprecating tone. ' I see you are not a Know Nothing." Oh, no, of course not," said he, "how could I be, when I worship the Vrrr'n Mary ?" The Bible. The following is from the pen of Sir Walter Scoil : Within thia awful velum lies The mystery of mysteries; Ah, happiest thev of human race To whom our God has friren the gracfe To read, to heed, to hop, to pray, To lift the latch and force the way: But better they had ne'er been bora . Who read to doubt, or read to acorn." A Child's Answek. At the Sabbath achoot of one of the churches in this village, a teach er of one of the am Her classes was catechi sing her pupils last Sundsy on the Scriplureej among the questions asked was the one "What punishment did God inflict upott Satan, for tempting Eve ?" Before any one else Vati a chance to speak, a little fellow jn tha class but a few years of age, answered up quite ibrtskly, "Ut kckodhim,"