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I, CASKEY, Editor and Proprietor. -OFFICE Washington Street, Third Door South of Jackson. TERMsU-One Dollar and Fiftj Cents in Advance
VOL. 5. MILLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1860. NO. 15.
Business Cards.
W. F.ILL1S0-V. M. B. D 8ILVA.
ELLISON & DeSTLVA,
raonucroM or tbi
Ellison House,
Jackson 8 tree
MILLERSBURG, OHIO.
wains mmitm,
1S60 "T
Akron, U.
E. STEINBACHER & CO.,
J3robucc & ommi05ion
JtlERC HJM.JYTS
Dealer i
ritar, Cm, II Slut Salt lisK Wtte a&l Water
Lime, fa, k, fa,
PTTRCHABERS OF
; Wheat, Rye, Corn, Oats, Seeds, Dried
Fruits, Butler, Eggs, Wool, die.
M. M. SPEIGLE, Agent,
MILLERSBURG, O.
VaySl.lSSO if .
BAKES & WHOLF,
Forwarding and Commission
, J1I E It C 111 VTS,
AJCP DEALERS IJt
SALT FISH, PLASTER, WHITE
AND WATER LIME.
rnmcBASiu of
FLOUR, WHEAT, RYE, CORN, OATS
CLOVER AND TIMOTHY SEED,
ALSO.
Butter, Eggs, Lard, Tallow and all kinds
- of Dried Fruits.
WAREHOUSE, MILLERSBURG, O.
.Sept. 18, 1856 4tt
J.G.BIGHAM.M.D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
T ESHECTTTLLY announces his readiness to gire
ri.nmmnt attention to all Drofemioiial calls.
He is permittee: to refer to tbe Medical Faculty nf
toe UntrersKT or encnigan, ana to me jseuicai rtcuiij
of the University of the City of New Yore.
Fredericksburg, 0., Sept. 20, 1S80-n6m6
JOHN W. VOBHES,
Montey at a
MILLERSBURG, O.
OFFICE.one door East of the Book Store,
up stairs. -r
April 22, 1858 v2n35y 1 ;
Q. W. BAMAGE,
PHYSICIAN&SURGEON
. HOLMESVILLE, OHIO.
T enpeerfnlly informs the public that be has located
XVhlmselfin tbe above Tillage, for tbe practice of his
pxofeswiun.
e-jr- OFFICE foer doors west of Reed'seor
.. iv- Aug4,18S T3n50tf.
J. E. ATKINS0N,
m-mmt,
Millersfourg, Ohio.
IS NOW PREPARED to furnish to order all
the different kinds of Artificial Teeth, from one to an
entire set. ffjOfliee on Main street, two doors east of
Dr. Bvlings orSee, np stairs.
June 8, 18S ti
' DR. T. G. V. SOLING,
MILLERSBURG, O.
THANKFUL for past favors, respectfully
tenders bis professional services to tbe pub
lic. Office in the room formerly occupied by
Dr. Irvine.
April 15.1858 v2n34tf.
DB. EBEIGHT,
P Ijtjsutmt ani Surgeon,
MILLERSBURG, O.
OIBce Jncknon Street, nearly apposite the
mpire llon.se.
Residence on Clay Street, opposite the
Presbyterian Church.
BENJAMIN COHN,
DEALS a
READY-MADE CLOTHING
.; Of all Descriptions; ;.
COS. OF JACKSON & WASBIGTONSTS..
MIIXERSHURG, O.'
LAZE & JONES,
DEIMTaiSTS
Wooster, O.
Dee. 1, MSB.
CASKET & INGLES, :
DEALERS lit ;
' MTT.T.TSRSBUBG, O.
To the Public.
i WAITS, tmring purchaned WorW an4
. Judmn'a improved Swing Machine, is still on
nud to wait on the public in his lino in tho wsj of a
gtrmfnt, .
171 mm also sreat for said Machine, and can recom
. asoad it as tb best now innse for all purposes.
CALL AND SEE IT OPERATE.
t Abo re Jne. Carej's Auction Room. 1
Sept. 20,1860.-nimS. . A. WilTS.
FasbioaaMe Tailoring'
AS. JiO WTHE K is carrying on the
e tailoring business in all its various
branches in itooros over "
J- MUI.V AWE'S STORE.
His experience and taste enables him to ren
der general satisfaction to those for whom he
does work, and he hopes by industry and close
application to business to receive a liberal share
ol patronage. 14
ALL WORK 13 WARRANTED.
His prices are as low as it U possible for
sua to live) at,
. Killeraburg, I860 n41tt
M F" A
BOOT & SHOE SHOP!
iu W. V U1
U". " "uiTKn. 1 non. id the roit.
formerly occupied as Post OBIce, where tbe nnder
aif sed it prepared to do ail kiads of work in his line.es-
Fine City Sewed Work.
Sn ench a manner as not to be excelled west of the AUe
g denies. 7 WORK WARRANTED, and done on rea-
amM term. . -
T?J A TT-T'lsJ"f oone neat and on .short
notice. " . '
K. B. I have on band, as agent, a lot of heme made
and eastern Boots and Shoes wbich for ready nay I will
sell on such terms that 70a cannot (ail to buy. Pleas.
. sry me once, and oau soon. . n. nuui
Jnly M, IHSO 4BT
Business Cards. Poetry.
For the Republican.
MEDITATION ON A SUMMER'S EVENING.
M.NC.
BY SARAH JANE BOOTH.
'Tis eve and nature now is still.
The gentle summer air
Brings fragrance on its dewv wings.
From flowrets bright and lair.
The qncen of night loots calmly down
While smiling from afar.
Through the soft gray mist of parting clouds
Shines the little evening star. -
A dreamy quiet reigns around,
Ko aouaa disturbs the stillness rare;
A soft repose dwells on the earth,
'And man's forgot bis care.
Now bright again in memory's hall,
Come forms and faces dear,
And to my eye half unawares
- Starts the oft forbidden tear.
Imagination points again.
As in bright days of yore.
To forms so loved and cherished here,
That i Bhall see no more.
I seem to bear glad songs of mirth,
. From voices young and gay;
I seem to hear lorne on tbe breeze.
Glad childhood's happy lay.
Across the green and flowery slope,
In veil of misty light,
Come forms of beauty as angels lair,
To my enraptured sight.
Ah I could weep, and it is well.
Twill soothe my bitter grief.
Through tears and sighs may sad appear,
- They give the heart relief.
As now when all is hushed sad still
Ther's a sweet sad sacred calm.
Into the bruised and bleeding heart,
it pours a bleading balra.
T'is thus I love the care of earth.
The thought of toil and strife,
And my spirit seems to breath the air
Of abetter, purer, life.
Now from the busy scenes of earth,
1 'm for a season free;
T'is thus my mind's more closely drawn.
Great God of Heaven to thee.
Almighty Father now look down
From thy bright home on high; . .
Watch o'er and guide tby erring child.
By thy all seeing eye.
Oh keep my youthful feet from sia
While here on earth I roam,
And when I'm done with tbisdullclay.
Take me to thy heavenly home.
Miscellaneous.
TELL YOUR WIFE.
BY T. S. ARTHUR.
Tell my wife !" said Aaron Little, speak
ing loud, vet to himself, in a balf amused,
half troubled way. "Tell my wife, indeed !
Much good tbat will do ! What does she
know about business, and money matters;
and tbe tricks of tbe trade ! No, no : there's
no hope there.
And Aaron Little sat musing, with a per
plexed countenance.' He bad a newspa
per iu bis band, and bis eyes bad just been
lingering over a paragraph, in which the
writer suggested to businessmen in trouble,
the property of consulting their wives.
"ialk to them freely about your anairs,
it said. Let them understand exactly
your condition. Tel! them of your diffi
culties; of your embarassments, and of
your plan3 for extricating yourselves from
tbe entanglements' in which your are in
volved. My word for it! you will get
help in nine cases out of ten. Women
have quick perceptions. They reach con
clusions by a nearer way than reasoning,
and get at the solution of a difficult ques
tion, long before your slow moving thoughts
bring you near enough for nenrate obser
vation. Tell your wives, then, men in
trouble, all about your affairs! Keep
nothing back ! The better tbey understand
the matter, tbe clearer will be their per
ceptions." ' :
"All a very fine theory," said Aaron Lit
tle tossing tbe newspaper from bim and
leaning back in bis chair. "But it won t
do in my case. ' Tell Betsy ! ' Yes, I'd
like lo see myself doing ;t. A man must
be bard pushed, indeed, when he noes
home to consult his wife on business af
fairs." And so Aaron Little dismissed the sub
jeer. He was in a considerable doubt and
perplexity of mind, lbings bad not gone
well Willi nim for a year past. Hull
business and bad debts bad left affairs in
an unrporaising condition. He could not
see his way clear for tbe future.' Taking
trade as it bad been for tbe past six months,
he could not imagine bow, with tbe re
sources at his command, bis maturing pay
ments were to be made.
"I must get more capital," he said to
himself. , That is plain. And with more
capital must come in a partner. ' I don't
like partnerships. It is so difficut for two
men to work together . harmoniously.
Then you may get eulangled with a rogue.
It's risky business. But I see no other
way out of this trouble. My own cap
ital is too light for the business I'm doing;
and as a measure of safety more must be
brought in. . Lawrence is anxious to join
me, and says tbat be can command ten
thousand dollars. I don't like bim in all
respects; he's a little too fond of pleasure.
But I want his money more than bis aid
in the business. He might remain a silent
partner if be cbose. I'll call and see him
this very night and have a little talk on tbe
subject. If be can bring in ten thousand
dollars, I think tbat will settle the matter."
With this conclusion in his mind, Aaron
Little returned borne, after closing his
store for that day. Tea bejng over, he
made Dreoarations foriroinz out, with tbe
intention of calling npon Mr. Lawrence.
Ashe reached his nand for bis great coat,
a voice seemed to say to bim :
"Tell your wife. 1 Talk to her about it."
But he rejected the thought instantly,
and commenced drawinrr on bis coat.
"Where are you going, Aaron I" asked
Mrs. jjittie coming forth from the dining'
room. ' 1 "
' "Out for a little while, he replied. "I'll
be back in half ao hour or so."
' "Out where!" '
"Tell her Aaron. Tell her all about it,"
aid a voice, speaking in bis mind.
"Nonsense ! She don't understand any
thing about business. She can't help me,"
he answered firmly.
"Tell your wife!" The words were in
his mind, and would keep repealing them
selves. .
"Can't you say where you're going, Aa
ron? why do you make a mystery of ilt"
"Ob, it's only on a matter of business.
I'm going to see Mr. Lawrence
"Edward Lawrence!"
"Yes."
"Tell your wife r Tbe words seemed
almost as if uttered aloud in his ears.
"What are you going to see him about!"
"Tell her."
Mr Little stood irresolute. What good
would telliog her do!
"What's the matter, Aaron! You've
been dull for some time past. Nothing
going wrong with you I hope!. And bis
wife laid her hand upon bis arm, and lean
ed towards him in a kind way.
"Nothing very wrong," he answered, in
an evasive manner. "Business has been
dull this season.
Has it ! I'm sorry. Why didn't you tell
me!"
"What good would that have done !"
. "It might have done a great deal of
good. When a man's business is dull, bis
wife should look to the household expenses,
but if she knows nothing about it she may
go on in a way that is really extravagant
under the circumstances. I think men
ought always to tell their wives, when any
thing is going wrong."
"You do!"
"Certainly I do. What belter reason
do you want than the one I have given !
If she knows that the income is reduced,
as a prudent wife, she will endeavor to re
duce the expenses. Hadn't you belter
(ake off your coat, and sit down and talk
t'ith me a litte, before you go to see Mr.
Jiawreuce?"
Mr. Little permitted bis wife to draw off
his overcoat, wi.ich she took into the pass
age and replaced on the hat-rack. Then
returning into the parlor, she said: ' !'
?Now, Aaron, talk to me freely as you
choose. Don't keep anything back. What
ever tbe trouble is, let me know it to the
full extent."
"Oh, there's no very great trouble yet.
I am only afraid of trouble. I see it com
ing, and wish to keep out of its way Betsy.',
"Thai's wise and prudent," said his wife.
"Now tell me why you are going to see
Mr. Lawrence."
Lr. Little let bis eyes fall lo the floor, and
sat for some moments in silence. Then
looking np, he said :
"The truth L, Betsy, I must have more
capital in my business. There will be no
gelling on without it. Now Mr. Lawrence
can command, or at least says he can com
mand, ten thousand dollars. I think be
wold like to join me. He has said as
much two or three times."
"And you were going to see him on that
business!"
"I was." :
"Don't do it," said Mrs. Little very em
phatically. "Why not!" asked Aaron.
"Because he insn't the man for you
not if be bad twenty thousand dollars." '
"Because is no reason," repled Aaron
Little.
"The extravagance of his wife is," was
answered, firmly.
"What do you know about her !"
"Only what I have seen. I've called
upon her two or three times, and have
noticed the style in which her house is
furnished. It is arrayed in palace attire,
compared with ours. And as for dress, it
would take the interest of a little fortune
to pay ber milliner's and mantuamaker's
bills. No, Aaron; Mr. Lawrence is not
your man, depend upon it. He'd use up
the ten thousand dollars in less than two
years." "
"Well, Betsy, that's pretty clear talk."
said Mr.: Little, taking a Jong breath.
"I'm rather afraid, after what you say,
tbat Mr. Lawrence is not my man. But
what am I to do ?" and bis voice fell into a
troubled one. "I rrfust have more capital,
or "Mr. Little paused. -
"Or what!" His wife looked at bim
steadily, and without any sign of weak
anxiety.
"Or I may become bankrupt."
"I'm sorry to hear you say that, Aaron,
and her voice trembled perceptibly. "But
I'm glad you have told me. luo new
parlor carpet 1 shall not order."
"Ob as to that, the amount it will cost
can make no great difference," said Mr.
Little. "The parlor does look shabby;
and I know you've set your heart on a
new carpet."
"Indeed, and it will make a dirterence,
then," replied the little woman in ber de
cided way. "Tbe last fealher breaks tbe
camel's back. Aaron Little shall never
fail because of bis wife's extravagance,
I wouldn't have a new carpet now if it
were offered to' me at half price."
Your are a brave, true woman, Betsy,
said Aaron kissing his wife, in the glow of
a new born feeling of admiration.
"I hope that 1 shall ever be a true,
brave wife," returded Mrs. Little; "willing
always to help my husband, either in sa
ving or in earning, as tne case may be.
But lets talk more about your affairs, let
roe see tbe trouble nearer. Must you have
ten thousand dollars positively right away i '
Oh, no, no: it's not so bad as that. I
was only looking ahead,' and seeking to
provide the means for approaching pay
ments. I don't want a partner so far as
business itself is concerned. - I don't like
partnerships, they are almost always ac
companied with annoyance or danger. It
was the money I was after: not the man,
"The money would come dearly at the
price of tne man. ' At least tbat is my
opinion. - But I am glad to hear you 6ay
Aaron, that you are in no immediate
danger. .May not tbe storm be weathered
by reefing sail, as the seaman say !"
"By reducing expenses !',
'' "Yes."'. ;'
- Mr. Little shook his bead.
i "Don't say no too quickly," replied lis
wife. ' "Let us go over the whole matter
at home and at the store. Suppose two
or three thousand dollars were saved in the
year. What difference would that make !"
"Oh, if that were possible, wbicn is not,
it would make a vast difference in tbe long
run, but would hardly meet tbe difficulties
that are approaching."
"bupnose you- had a thousand dollars
within ibe next two months, beyond what
your business will give!'
"Ibat sum would make all sate tor tne
two months. But where is tbe thousand
dollars to come from, Betsy !"
"Desperate diseases require desperate
remedies," replied the brave little woman
in a resolute way. "I am not much afraid
of the red flag."
"What do you mean by the red flag!'
"Let us sell off our furniture at auction,
and put the money in your business. It
won l bring less than a thousand dollars,
and it may bring two. My piano alona is
worth three bnudrcd and htty. we can
board a year or two: and when you get all
right again return to house keeping."
"We won t tiy tbat yet, Betsy," saia
Mr. Little."
"But something must be done. The
disease is tbreatning, and my first prescrip
tion will arrest its violence. I have some
thing more to propose; il comes into my
mind this instant; after breaking up we
will co home to mother's. You know she
never wanted us to leave there. ' It won't
cost us much more than one-balf what it
does now, taking rent into the account.
We will pay sister Annie something to
lake care of little Eddie and Lizzie through
the day, and I will go into your store as
chief clerk." .
"Betsy ! you're crazy I"
"Not a bit of it, Aaron, but a sensible
woman, as you will find before you're a
year older, if you'll let me have my way.
I don't like that Hopson, and never did,
as you know. I don't believe he s a fair
man. Let me lake bis place, and you will
make a clear saving of fifteen hundred
dollars a year, and maybe, as much more."
"I can't think of it, Betsy. Let us
wait a while."
"You must think of it, and we won t
wait a while," replied the resolute wife.
What is to be done is best done quckly.
Is there not safety in my plan !" :
"Yes, I think there is; but
"Then let ns adopt it at once, and throw
all buts overboard, or," and she looked at
bim a little mischievously, "perhaps you
would rather have some talk with Mr. Law
rence first !"
"Hang Mr. Lawrence !" ejactulated Aa
ron Little. :
"Very well; there being no help in Mr.
Lawrence, we will go to work to help our-
selve. Self-help, I've heard it saiJ, is
always the best help, and most to be de
pended on. We may know ourselves and
trust ourselves, and tbat is a great deal
more than we can say about other people.
When shall we have the sale f '
"Not so fast, Betsy, not so fast. I
hav'nt agreed to sale yet. Thr.l would be
to make a certain loss, f urniture sold at
auction never realizes above balf its cost."
"It would be a certain gain, Aaron, if
it saved you from bankrudtcy, with which,
as I un dertsand it, you are threatened.
"I think." said Aaron, "we may get on
without that. I like tbe idea of your
coming into the store and taking Hopson's
place. All tne money irom retail saies
passes thro' bis hands, and be bas it in his
power, if not honest, to rob me seriously.
I've not felt altogether easy in regard
to bim of late. Why, I can hardly tell.
I've seen nothing wrong. But if you
take his place, fifteen hundred dollars will
be saved certainly.!
"But if 1 have the bouse to keep, Mrs.
Little answered lo this, "bow can I help
you at the store! The first thing in or
der is to get the house off my hands."
; "Don t you think tbat Annie could be
induced to come and live with us for a few
months until we try tbe experiment!"
"But the money, Aaron; money tne
furniture would bring! That's what I'm
looking after. You want the money now."
. "very true.
"Then let us hang out the red flag.
Half-way measures may only ruin every
thing. I know tbat mother will not let
Annie leave home, so its no use to think
of it. The red flag, Aaron the red flag !
Depend upon it, that's the first right thing
to be done.- A thousand or til ten Hun
dred dollars in hand will make you cour
age, confidence and energy." :
"You may be right, Betsy; but I can t
bear the thought of running out that red
flag of which you talk so lightly."
"Shall I say coward ! Are you afraid to
do what common prudence tell you to be
right!" !
"I teas afraid, Betsy; but am no longer
faint-hearted. ; Wilh such a brave little
wife as you to stand by my side, I need
not fear the world !" :
In a week from tbat day the red flag
was hung out. -. When the auctioneer made
up his accounts he had in . hand a little
over eighteen hundred dollars, for which a
check was filled out to tbe order of Aaron
Little. It came into bis bands just at the
right moment, and made him feel, to use
his own words, "as easy as an old shoe." '
One week latter, Mrs. Betsy Little look
the place of Mr. Hopson, as chief man
ager and cash receiver, in her husband's
store. There were some few signs of re
bellion among tbe clerks and shop girls at
the beginning ; but Mrs. Betsy bad a quick,
steady eye, and a self-reliant manner that
caused her presence to be felt, and soon
made everything subservient to ber will.
It was a remarkable fact, tbat at the close
of the first week of her administration of
affairs, tbe cash receipts were over a hun
dred and fifty dollars in excess of the re
ceipts of any week within the previous three
months. ' ' . .
"Have we done an yraore business than
nsual this week !" she asked of one clerk
and another; and the uniform answer was
"no " i
"Then," said the lady lo herself, "there's
been foul play here. No wonder my hus
band was in trouble." ' ' i- ( ' .
At tbe end of the next week, the sales
came up to the same average, and at tbe
end of tbe third week were two hundred
dollars better than before Mrs. Little under
took to manage the retail department.
Whether there bad been foul play or not,
Aaron Little could never determine; but he
was in no doubt as to one thing, and tbat
was the easy condition of the money mark
et, after the elapse of balf a year.
For fonr or five months previous to
Mrs. Little's administration of affairs, be
was on tbe street for nearly half bis time,
during business hours, engaged in the
work of mot.ey-raising; now his regular
recepts had got in advance of his payments ;
so that the balance on the morning of each
day was usually in excess of the notes to
to be lifted. Of course he could give
more attention to business and of course
business increassed and grew more profi
table under the improved system. Byjtho
end of the year, to use his own words, be
was "all right" Not so wilh a neighbor
of his, who, lo get more capital, bad taken
Mr. Lawrence as a partner. Instead of
bringing in ten thousand dollars, that
"capitalist" was only able to but down
three thousand ; and before tbe end of the
year he had drawn out six or seven thusand,
and had given notes of the firm for as
much more in payment of old obligations.
A failure of ' he house was an inevitable re
sult. When the fact of the failure and the
cause wnicn leaa to it oecome buowd to
Lr. Little, he remarked with a shrug.
"I'm sorry for B . But he should
have told bis wife."
"Of what!" asked the person to whom
be addressed the remark.
"Of his want of more capital, and in
tention lo make a partner of Lawrence."
"What good would that have done !"
"It might have saved him from ruin as it
did me."
"You are mysterious, Little.
"Am I ! Well, in a few plain words. A
year ago I was hard up for money in my
business and tbougnt ot lading in Law
rence. 1 told my wife about it She said,
"don't do it" And I didn'i; for ber
"don't do it" was followed by suggestions
as to his wife's extravagance that opened
mv eves a little. I told her at the same
time of my embarrassments and she set
ber bright little head to work and showed
me the way lo work out of them. Before
this I alwayi had a poor opinion of woman's
within matters of business but now l say to
every man in trouble:
" 'leu your wile 1
Forgive us as we Forgive.
Mr. Whitfield once sobered Gov. Ogle
thorpe of Gooigia, when abusing his ser
vant for some misdemeanor, and saying in
creat excitement "The rascal shall suffer
for it, for be knows i never iorgive. oaw
Whitfield, quietly, "I hope you never sin,
or need forgiveness of God." There is in
struction in the following story :
"In the Middle Ages, when the great
lords and knights were always at war wilh
each other, one of them resolved lo revenge
himself upon a neighbor who bad ottended
him. It chanced that the very evening
which he made this resolution,be heard that
bis enemy was to pass near his castle with
only a few men with hira. It was a good
opportunity to lake his revenge, and he de-
termined not to let it pass, ne spoKe oi
. . ..... it i - -e
his plan in the presence of his chaplain,
who tried in vain to persuade him to give
it up. The good man said a great deal to
tbe Duke about tne sin or wnai oe was
going to do, but in vain. At length see
ing tbat it all bad no enect, ne saia:
"My lord, since I cannot persuade you
to give up this plan of yours, will you at
least consent to come with me to the chap
el, that we may pray together before you
goP ;
The Duke consented, and the chaplain
and he knelt together in prayer. Then the
mercy loving Christian" said to the avenge
ful warrior:
"Will you repeat after me sentence by
sentence, the prayer which our Lord Jesus
Christ himself taught to his disciples!"
"I will do it," replied the Duke.
He did it accordingly. The chaplain
said, a sentence and the Duke repeated it
till he came to the petition : "Forgive us
our trespasses, as we forgive them that tres
pass against us." The Duke was silent.
"My lord, you are silent," said ihe chap
lain, "Will you be so good as to continue
to repeat the words after me, if you dare
do sof "Forgive ns our trespasses, o we
oriyfl.lhem that trespass against us."
"1 cannot, replied tbe Uuke.
"Well, God cannot forgive you for he
bas said so. He himself has given us
this prayer. Therefore, you must eithor
give np your revenge, or give up saying
ibis prayer; for to ask God to pardon you
as you pardon others, is to ask bim to take
vengeance on you for all your sins."
The iron will of the Duke was broken.
"No," said he "I will finish my prayer.
My God, my father, pardon me; forgive
me as I desire to forgive him who has of
fended me ; lead me not into temptation,
but deliver me from evil !"
"Amen," said the chaplain.
, "Amen," repeated the Duke, who now
understood tbe Lord's Prayer, belter than
he bad ever done before.since he bad learn
ed lo apply it to himself.
Curiositiks. A plate of butter from
the cream of a joke.
A bucket of water from "all's well."
Soap with which man was washed over
board. The strap which is used to sharpen the
waters edge.
Tbe pencil with which Britiania ruled
the wave.
A dime from the moon when she changed
for the last quarter.
Th saucer which belongs to tbe enp of
sorrow, . ,
A fense made out of tbe railings of a
scolding wife.
The nammar wbich broke up the meet
ing. Hinges and locks from the trunk of an
elephant.
A sketch from a politician's view.
Rockers from the Cradle of Liberty.
A feather from the wings of a flying report.
S. Houston on the Texas Troubles
and on Lincoln's Election.
A correspondent of the Galveston
News, writing from Independence, Texas,
Oct. 21st, gives the folowingl sketch of a
speech delivered there by Governor Hous
ton:
In regard lo tbe recent raid and incen
diarism iu Texas, he said it had been exag
gerated and misrepresented by the letter
"that man, Pryor, of Dallas," the brother,
he said, of Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia,
who had some time since sent a certain
challenge. The fact was that there had
been but one white man hung in Texas for
incendiarism Herndon, of Henderson and
two negroes; and there had never been a
vial or bottle of poison found in the. pos
session of any other negroes in tbe State
thus intimating very clearly that the oth
ers who were punished were unjustly pun
ished.
As to the House burnings, it had been
reported at one time tbat there were four
teen houses burned in the city of Austin,
when in fact there was only a shanty or
shed in tbe outskirts of the city burned;
and he accounted for the burning of that
by the carelessness of the Dutch who were
lounging and smoking there at the time.
He said ibat this Pryor letter bad injur
ed and wag greatly injuring our country ;
its effects were being felt evry where; our
lands depreciating in value; persons from
other Slates were afraid to immigrate here,
and a great many were leaving our Stale.
Only tbe other day a gentleman from
Northern Texas had told him that on his
way be had met two hundred wagons,
wilh at least five persons in each wagon,
on their way to Arkansas and Kansas
some leaving for fear their negroes would
be' falsely accused of incendiarism and
hung, and others for fear they, as not be
ing slaveholders, might be charged with be
ing abolitionists and lynched.
.
However much he might regret the
election of Lincolo, still, if constitutional
ly elected, be ought and should be inau
gurated. "Yes, they would have to walk
over his dead body if he was not"
Tbe Governor was very severe on Cal
houn and South Carolina, but lauded Ben
ton, Clay and others. He never missed an
opportunity to give a thrust and to heap
abuse npon South' Carolina and her doctrines.
Democratic Agont. The returns from
this State, says the Wisconsin Democrat,
come pouring along like buckwheat from
the tail end of a fanning mill, and just
about as comfortable to read as tbat trian
gular grain is lo sit on ! We feel sort of
weakish agout the gizzard ! We feel chilly,
clammy like, just in the small of the back,
to read bow this Slate this Badger State
hasacteJ! Ob, Temporal Ob, Moses!
Sine quixy ding dong! "I wish I was in
Dixie!" If the postmaster puts another
Republican paper in our box until after
Thanksgiving, we'll steal bis door-yard !
Tbey are so mean get a fellow down and
laugh at bim! Sitting straddle of Lis
chest and play the devil's dream on his ab
domen wouldn't be balf as bad. If the
Legislature don't divide this State, the
Legislature is a fool. Arnold is scoop-ed !
Reymerl is scoop-ed! Larrabee is scoop
ed! Douglas is scooped! Hurrah for
the three "scoops." Manitowoc county,
instead of 1400 Democratic, gave Lincoln
150 majority, Oh dear! We are in ag
ony! Rock county, tbat "wool growing
section," gave Lincoln anywhere from 10,
000 to 70,000 we have not time to count!
Jefferson county has turned over like a boy
with tbe cholic, and now lays groaning,
back side up ! Wisconsin has done it !
Everything is Lincoln. , Even tbe rails
must have voted. He will have more ma
jority in Ibis State than you can roll down
hill ! We have three hundred pounds of
figures, but not enough to give balf tbe
Republican majorities in Rock county,
even ! Go on with your old scow it won't
last long.
Angel of ths Household. I know a
man. He is not a Christian. His daily
life is not in accordance with even tbe prin
ciples of morality. He has three beauti
ful, well-behaved children. The other day
he told me this incident of one of them,
his little girl three or four years old.
Said he: "Perhaps some people wouIJ
think it sacrilege, but I don't; but for some
time back, I have been in the habit of
reading the Bible, and of having prayers
every night before children retired to bed.
I have done it because it- bas a good in
fluence on tbe children, and because I hope
il may have had a good influence on my
self. , Last night I went to "Lodge," be
is a Mason, and did not get hame till af
ter 11 o'clock. The children, of course,
were all abed, and I supposed asleep. Be
fore goiug to bed I knelt down by my bed
to pray, and had been there about a mo
ment, when I heard Nobie get up from her
bed in the next room, and her little feel
come pattering across the floor toward me.
I kept perfectly still, and she came and
knelt down beside me without saying a
word. I did not notice her, and in a mo
ment, speaking just. above ber breath, and
said: "Pa, pray loud.n I prayed. I
kissed her, and she went back to bed; and
I tell you, G , I have had nothing
affect me so for the last ten years. I have
thought of nothing else all day long, but
just that little "Pa, pray loud."
Douglas Provender. In the city of
Buffalo were gathered not long since, a
company of defeated Douglas men. To
make the best of their defeat, they conclu
ded they might as well get ready to go up
Salt River. Accordingly they agreed up
on their officers, when the Steward receiv
ed twenty-five dollars and was sent out to
purchase supplies. On his re'urn, the par
ly inquired what he bad got He replied
that he had bought twenty-four dollars
worth of whisky and one dollar worth of
bread. "Thunder!" exclaimed one in as
tonishment "what are you going to do with
so much bread !"
7"Do you pretend to intimate, sir,
that my butter old !" "Not old enough
to have lost its hair, dear madam." .
and on Lincoln's Election. Almost Incredible Destitution.
The condition of some of the "poor
white folks" in the Slave States is scarce
ly credible. The lands and tbe labor are
monopolized by the slaveholders, and a
white laborer, whether mechanic or not,
fiuds a crushing competitor where capital
owns the soul and sinews of the black man.
A case in point, too heart-rending for cre
dence, but from the fact that it is well au
thenticated.
The morning of the 6tb, a party of twenty-three
Kentuckians were found sleeping
on the Cincinnati levee, and conveyed to
the Station House. This company started
for Texas last spring from Kentucky, ar
rived there with exhausted purses, and
rather than perish from starvation, tbey
started on foot on their return, traveled on
till tbey reached Gaines' Landing, where
tbey were put on a steamboat and landed
at Cincinnati the most pitiable of groups.
Threo of the party died during the trip,
nine of the remaining 23 are sick, and all
without money or comfortable clothing.
Rev. Dr. Goddard and other Cincinnati
philanthropic citizens of both sexes acted
the part ot good bamaritans towards too
distressed strangers. Tbe Times thus pic
tures their wretched condition when found
abbut four o'clock in the morning, having
nothing to shield '.hem from the sharp,
piercing night wind, which whistled over
their almost uncovered bodies. It says:
Along side an old wagon lay a gentle
mother, pressing to her heart the al
most inanimate remains of a loving babe,
the idol of her hopes, and for whom she
would willingly sacrifice almost life itself,
without a friend to comfort or whisper a
word of cousolalien to her troubled spirit
Not far from ber lay a youthful moiher,
wilh her first born looking wistfully and
piteously, but in vain, up in tbe face of
tbatmothor for some nourishment
Near her lay a boy of fourteen, his feet
bare, his youthful brow knit with care,
bis weak frame shivering with cold, and
his once flashing eye sunk deep in their
sockets, from want and destitution. Next
to him lay an emaciated, consumptive
moiher, unable to move, with a baby a
month old, crying most piteously for some
nourishment when there was none to be
had.
A few feet distant from ber lay a poor
forlorn orphan girl without father, with
out mother, without food, without friends,
and with but a miserable supply of cloth
ing nnable to move, walk, or even stand
up. Next to her lay a little boy, about
nine years old, unable to move from where
be was placed ; and next to him lay a little
dear baby-sister, in the same helpless and
forlorn condition.
Next to them lay tbe poor heart-broken
mother, who confided the last remains of
her two beautiful daughters and loving
moiher to their last resting place, but a
few days before. And next to them was
the venerable old man of three-score, his
hair frosted with years, his eyes streaming
wilh affection, his body bent over the forms
of his sinking children, and his eyes lifted
to heaven in tbe agony of despair.
Record of News.
One huudred and forty United States
troops passed through Pittsburg on the 6th
bound for Texas, whither some one thou
sand men have been dispatched within a
few days.
The boiler of a freight engine on the
Pennsylvania Central Road exploded on
tbe 3d inst., killing the engineer, and
and throwing the boiler some three hun
dred feet
Ezra Brainerd was hung at Three Rivers
C. W. on the 25th ult, for having mur
dered his mother some months since.
Of bis great and unnatural crime there
seemed no doubt and yet Brainerd not on
ly denied it to the last but died with im
precations on his lips, and claiming tbat
bis execution was murder.
Col. Lander, of tbe overland wapon road
expedition, who backed Potter when he
backed down Pryor in Washington, has
recently married the distinguished actress,
Miss Jane M. Davenport, Her fortune is
said to be a cool $100,000.
Mr. Frederick Brookschmidt long an em
ployee in the Methodist Book Concern,
Cincinnati, fell on the 6th from a hatch
way of ihe building a distance of seventy
feet, striking on his head and killing him
instantly.
The Extent and Richness or Johs C.
Fremont's Mines. The great Mariposa
estate comprises 45,000 acres, mora
than seventy square, miles, on tbe Bear,
Agua, Fria and Mariposa creeks. The
county-seal of Marapcsa, with several vil
lages, are on the estate. The mines are
worked by running horizontal tunnels or
drills into the mountains, connected with
the surface by vertical shafts. The drifts
follow the quartz veins, of which there are
about twenty; the Josephine and Pine
Tree are the principal. The Josephine is
1,526 feet above the river, and has four
drifts, nearly over each other, connected by
nna nnrhrht shaft: the deepest is 525 feet.
The strata vary in thickness and richness;
one of twenty feet pays o0 per tun, ana
one of fifteen feet from $500 lo 2,000.
The Pine Tree Mine is below the Josepine,
sf.mi thirty foot vein, and has five
e-allerTes connected by four shafts. It is
to be connecieu wnu wu.uscuiug vj u.
levels.
These veins were discovered by Col. Fre
mont in 1839. When his claims were con
firmed by Government a kind of anti-rent
rebellion arose among the numerous squat
ters on the estate, and tbe greatest skill
and tact were exercised in settling the dif
ficulties without bloodshed. The natural
difficulties, also, which Fremont overcame
in getting his mines into working condi
tion, are almost indescribable. He con
structed a railroad three and three-quarter
miles in length, almost in air, to convey
the ore to the splitting or breaking ma
chines, which Is one of tbe wonders of civ
il engineering. This was opened August
1, last by a grand celebration. The cars
descend, by gravity, in forty-five minutes,
each carrying two and a balf tuns of rock.

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