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Illltt ESTABLISHED A. D. 182GJ MILLKltSmJRG, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, ISCO. inkw semks-voi,. aa-xo. .. Site ifi ) Poctry TRIFLES. A loud may Intercept the sun, A web bv insect-workers spun, Preserve' the life within tlie l.me, Or vapor take away tlie name. A grain of land upon the sit'lit May rob a giant of bis minfits Or needle point let out his brant h, And make banquet-meal for Death. How often, by a single word, The heart with agony U stiredj And ties, that years could ne'er have riven, Are scattered to the winds ol heaven? A plaiice, that looks what lips could speak, Will spend the pulse and blanche the cheek) And thoughts, nor looked, nor yet expressed, Create a chaos in tho breast. A smllo of hopo from those we love My be an anpel from above) A whispered welcomo In our care, He as the music of the spheres, Tlie prcsuro of a jrcntle hand. Worth all that glitters in the land. Oh, trifles nre not what they are, But Fortune's ruling voice and star. TRIFLES. THE DAYS WE WORE NO CRINILINE. "Am. The days tehrn we uxnt giptrying." Oh! the days wo wore no criuilinc, A long time ago; When we along the streets could walk In comfort with each beau, Ere hoo and springs, and such like things, On Indies' forms wero seen; Ere fathers raved and husbands stormed About the criniliue. Ere wicked wags with cruel jokes, Could cause us care or woe; in tho duys we wore no criniliue; A long time ago. Our hearts were light, we felt no fright Through crowds to wend our way; But now we're jammed and knocked about W hnre'er we chance to stray. With friends wo then could sail in beats, On streamlets bright and fair, But now our dresses aie so large There is tio room to spare. And then we bear tlie rascals say, 'It was not always so, In tho days they ore no criniliue, A long time ago.' Wc then could pass each country hiss Without a single sneer; But now by fashion we're compelled These horrid hoops to wear; Then lovers came with joyous hearts Our cavaliers to be; To lead us up and down tho town, The things aud sights tc sco. But now they laugh and run away ; It was not always so In the days we wore no criniliue, A long time ago. If ever common-sense should reign O'er, fashion's changing scene, We then may dress as once we did, Aud imitate a queen. The men, also, they must adopt A more becoming nicin; And if they will not lead tlie way, Farewell to criniliue. Then we uo more shall weep and say It was uot always so, In tlie days we wore no criniline, A long time ago. JOHN PLUMMER. Interesting Cale. THE WIFE'S EXPERIMENT. 'Ma, why don't yon ever dress up? asked little Xallio Thoinlon, as her moth er finished brushing tlie child's hair, and drying her clean apron. 1 here was a mo nientary surprise on Mrs. Thornton's face but she answered carelessly, "Oh, no one cares how I look. "Don't pa. love to see you look pret ty?" persisted the child. The mother did not reply, but involuntarily sheglanc ed at her slovenly attire the laded worn calico dress and dingy apron both bear ing an intimate acquaintance with tho dish-pan and stove, the slip shod shoes and soiled stockings, and she could not help remembering how she had that morn ing appeared with uncombed hair, ana prepared her husband's breakfast, before he left home for the neighboring market town. "Sure enough !" mused she; "how loIlook." And thcu memory pointed back s few years to a neatly aud tasteful ly trimmed maiden, sometimes busy in her father's house nguiu mingling with her young companions, but never untidy in ber appearance, always fresh and blooming; and this she knew, full well, was a picture of herself, when Charles Thornton first won her young heart ; such was the bride he had taken to his pleas nnt home ; how had mature lifo fulfilled the prophecy of youth ? She was still comely in features, grace ful in form, but few could call her a hand some or an accomplished woman ; for alas ! all orther characteristics wereovor fthadowed by this repulsive trait. Yet die loved to see others neat, and her house and! children did not seem to belong to her, so. well kept and tidy did they al ways look. As a housekeeper she ex celled, and lier.husbaud was long ac knowledging to himself tho unwelcome fact that he had married au incorrigible sloven woman. When, like too many other young wives, she began to grow negligent in re gard to her dress, he readily excused her in his own mind, and thought "she is not well," or "she has so much to do ;" nd perceiving no abatement in his kind attentions, she naturally concluded ho was perfectly satisfied. As her family cares increased, and she went less into com pany, she became still more careless of her personal appearance, and contented herself with seeing that nothing was lack ing which could contribute to the comfort of her husband and children, never sup posing, that so trivial a matter as her own apparel could possibly affect their happi ness. All this chain of circumstances hitherto nnthonght of passed before her, us the little prattler at her side, repoated the querry "Don't pa love to tee you look pretty?" "Yes, my child," she answered, and her resolve was taken: she would try an experiment, and prove whether Mr. Thornton was really indifferent on the subject, or not. Giving Nellie a picture book with which to amuse herself, she went to her own room, mentally exclaim ing, "at any rate, I'll never put on this rig again, not even washing-day." She proceeded to her clothes press and remov ed one dress after another, some were rag ged, othen faded, all out of style, and some unfit to wear ; at length she found one which had long ago been laid aside as "too light to wear about the house. It was a nice French print, rose-colored and white, and sho reniembcrgd had onco been a fuvorito with hor husband. The old adago, "fashions come round in seven years," seemed truo in this case, for tho dress was made in the then prevail ing style. I his is lust the thing," she thought, and sho hastened to perform her toilet to, saying to herself, "I must alter my dark gingham to wear mornings and got it al ready before Charles comes home. 1 hen she released her long, dark hair from its imprisonment in a most ungraceful twist, and carefully brushing its still glossy waves, she plaited it in the broad braids which Charles nsed so much to admire in the days of her girlhood. 1 ho unwanted tnsk brought back many reminiscences as she thought of changes lime bad wrought on those she loved, hnt she murmured, "What hath sadness like the change that in ourselves we find?" In that hour she realized how an ap parently trivial fault had gained the mas tery over her, and imperceptibly had pla ced a harrier between her and the one she best loved on earth. true, he never chided her, never apparently noticed her altered appearance ; hut she well knew he no longer urged hor going into socie ty, nor did ho seem to care about receiv ing his friends at his own house, although ho was a social man, and had once felt proud to introduce his young wife to his large circle of acquaintances. Now, they seldom went out together excepting to church, and even dressing for that was generally too much of an el fort for Mrs. Thornton, she would Btay at home "to keep house," preparing the little one to accompany their father, and the neighbors soon ceased exporting to meet her at public worship or in their so cial gatherings ; and so, one by one, they neglected to call on her until but very few of the number, continued to exchange friendly civilities with hor. Sho had wondered at this, had felt mortified and pained heretofore ; now she clearly saw it was her own fault, tho veil was removed from her eyes and the mistake of her lifo was revealed in its true enormity. Sin cerely she repented of her past error, calm ly and seriously resolved in future au im mediate amendment. Meanwhile, her hands were not idle, and at length the metamorphosis was com plete. The bright pink drapery hung gracefully about her form, imparting an unusual brilliancy to her complexion ; her best wrought collar was fastened with a costly brooch, her husband's wedding gift, which had not seen the light for a many a day. Glancing once more at her mirror, to he certain he,- toilet needed no morJTfinishing touches, she took her sew ing and returned to the setting room. Little Nellio had wearied of hor picture book, and was now playing with her kit ten. As Mrs. Thornton entered she clap ped her hands in childish delight, ex claiming, "Oh, ma, how pretty 1" and running to her, kissed her again and again then drew her little chair close by her side, and eagerly watched her as she plied her needle, repairing her gingham dress. Just before it was completed, Nellie's brothers camo from school, and pausing at the half opened door, Willie whisper ed to Charlie, "I guess wo have got com pany, for mother's all dressed up." It was with mingled emotions oi pain and pleasure that Mrs. Thornton observed her children were unusually docile aud obedi ent, hastening to perform their accus tomed duties without even being remind ed of them. Children are naturally and unaffectedly lovers of the beautiful and their intuitive perceptions will not suffer from comparison with the -opinions of nature's wisdom. It was with a feeling ol Admiration that these children now looked upon their mother, and seemed to consider it a- privilege to do something for her. It was, "Let me get the kindl ing," "I will make the fire," and "May I till tho tea-kettle ?" instead of, as was sometimes the case "Need I do it?" "I don't wantto," "Why can't Willie?" Nellie was too small to render much assistance but she often turned from her frolic with her kitten and looked at her mother, aud utter some childish remark expressive of joy and love. At last the clock struck the hour when Mr. Thornton was expected, and the wife proceeded to lay the table with unusual care, and to place thereon viands of which she knew he was particularly foud. Meanwhile let us form the acquaintance ol the absent husband and father, whom we find in neighboring town just com pleting his day 8 traho. He is a fine looking, middle-aged man, . with an un mistakable twinkle of kind-feeling in his eye', and the line ot good humor plainly traced about his mouth wo know at a glance that he is cheorful and indulgent to his family, and are at onco prcposses sod in his favor. As he was leaving the store where he had made his lust purchase for tha dav. flie is familiarly accosted by a tall gentle man just entering the door. He recog nizes an old friend, and exclaims, "George Morton, is it you 1" The greeting is nat urally cordial ; they were friends in boy hood and early youth, but since Mr. Mor ton has been practising law in a distaut city, they have seldom mot, and this is uo place to exchange their many questions and answers. Mr. Thornton's fine span of horses and light "democrat" are stand ing near by, and it needed but little pur suasiou to induce Mr. Morton to ac company his friend to his home which he had never yot visited. The conversation is livelv and spirited : thev recall the feats of their school days, and the experience of after lite, compare their present position in tho world, with tho golden- future of of which they used to dream. Mr. Mor ton is a bachelor, and very fastidious in his tastes as that class of individuals are prone to be. The rocollcction of this flashes on Mr. Thornton's mind as they drive alouo towards their destination. At once his Keal in the dialogue abates, he becomes thoughtful and silent, and does not urge his team onward, but seems willing to afford Mr. Morton an oppor tunity to admire the beautiful scenery on in ty either hand the hill and the valleys dad the fresh verdure of Juno while tho lof Mountain ranges look bluo and dim in the distance. Hotannot help wondering they will find his wifo in that sorry pre dicament in which he loft her that morn ing, and involuntarily shrinks from in troducing so slatternly personage to hit refined and cultivated friend. But it was too lato to retract the polite invitation they are noar the old "home- stead" one field more and his fertile farm and its well kept fences appear in view. Yonder is his neat white honse, surrounded with elms and maples. They drive through the large gateway, the man John comes from the barn to put up the horses, and Mr. Thornton hurries up tho walk to the pizza leaving his friend to fol low at his leisure ; he mvil see his wife first and if possible hurry her out of sight before their visator enters. He rushes in to the sitting room words cannot ex press his amazement there sita the very image of his lovely bride, and the self conscious blush mantles his cheek as he stoops to kiss her with words of joyful surprise "Why, Ellen 1" He has time for no more ; George Morton has follow ed him, and ho exclaims, "Ha 1 Charley, as lover-like as ever, hasn't tho honey moon set yet ?'' and then he is duly pre sented to Mrs. Thornton, who under the pleasing excitement of the occasion, ap pears to far better advantage then usual. lea is soon upon the table, and the gen tlemen do ample justice to the tempting repast set before them. A happy meal it is to Charles Thornton, who gazes with admiring fondness upon his still beauti ful wife. Supper over, Mr. Morton coaxes littlo Nellio to sit on his lap, but she soon slides down, and climbing hor fath er's kneo whispers, confidentially, "Don't ma look pretty ?" Ho kisses her and answers, "Yes my darling." The evening passes pleasantly and swiftly away, Bnd many a half forgotten smile of their life's pilgrimage is recalled by some waymark which still gleams bright in the distance. They both feel younger aud better for their interview, aud determine not to becomo so like strangers again. Mr. Morton's soliliqtiy as he retires to the cozy apartment appro priated to his own use, is "Well that is a happy family ! What a lucky fellow Charley is such a pretty wife and chil dren, sho so good a housekeeper, too I May-bo I'll settlo down someday may self' which pleasing idea that night mingled with his visions. The next morning Mr. Thornton watch ed his wife's movements with some anxie ty he could not bear to have destroyed tho favorable impression which he was sure she had made on his friend's mind, and yet some irresistablc impulse forbade his ofl'cring any suggestion or alluding in any way to the delicate subject so long un mentioned between them. But Mrs. Thornton neoded no friendly advice with true womauly tact she precoived the advantage she had gained and was not at all inclined to relinquish it. The dark gingham dress, linen collar and showy apron formed an appropriate and becom ing morning attire for a housekeeper, and the table afforded the guest no occasion for altering his opinion in regard to the skill or aflibility of his amiable hostess. Early in the forenoon, Mr. Morton took leave of his hospitible friends, being call ed away by pressing affairs of business. Mr. and Mrs. Thornton returned to their accustomed avocations but it was with renewed enorgy and new sense of quiot happiness, no less deeply felt be cause expressed. A day or two after wards Mr. Thornton invited his wife to accompany him to town, saying he thought she might liko to do some shop ping, and she, with no apparent surprise, but with heartfelt pleasure acceded to the proposal. 1 he following babbath, vil lage gossips had ample food for their hun gry eyes ; (to be digested at the next sew ing society,) in the appearance of Mrs. Thornton at chueeji clad iu plain hue rich costume, an entire new outfit, which they could not deny "made her look ten years younger. This was the begining of her reform, and it was the dawning of a brighter day for the husband and wife of our story. True, habits of this kind are not conquer ed in a week, or a month ; and very often Mrs. Thornton was temptod to yield to their long tolerated sway, but fought val- iently against their inflence and in time she vanquished them. An air of taste and elegance, before unknown, now pre- vades their dwelling, and year alter year the links of affection which united them as a family, grew brighter and purer ever radiating the light ot a christian home. But it was not until many years had passed away, and our little Nellie, now a lovely maiden, was about to resign her place as pet of her father's home, that her mother imparted to her tho story of her own early errors, and earnestly warned hor to beware of tlmt insidnons foe to do mestic happiness disregard of Utile things and kibsing her with maternal pride and fondness, she thanked her for those sim ple, childlike words, which changed the whole current of her destiny: Don't Pa ike to nee you look pretty ?" Woiik Rkbi'mki) on thb Atlantic and Great Wkktkiin Kairoad. Those of our readers interested iu the completion of this great thoroughfare, will be gratified to leant that work has been commenced in earnest at Columbus in Pennsylvania. The Cincinnati Commercial of Wednes day says: "The Atlantic & Great Wes tern road popularly kuown as the Cin cinnati Extension of the New York and Erie gaugo is now nndur way, the work of construction having actually commen ced at Columbus, Pennsylvania, near the crossing of the Sunherry (Philadelphia) &i Erie road, and gangs of men are at work grading east and west from that junction. Mr. Doolittle the unqunchablo Doolit tle was in Cleveland, on Thursday last, laying in liberal supplies of materials and tools for construction purposes." We have no doubt but the work will be vigorously resumed in the spring on other portions of the lino, and that the day is not far distant when the Great Western Broad Guage Iron horse will be letting off steam at Mansfield. Maiujield JJanntr, Miscellaneous. For Parents and Teachers to Ponder. In an exchange paper our eye fell upon the following, to wit: The subject of overtasking children schools has boen considerably discussed in Kalem, Mass. As a consequence, the 'Committee of the Classical and High Schools have reduced the number of daily recitations from four to three. Thus far, the change has worked beneficially to the school. We wish to call the attention of par ents and teachers to tho terrible crime overtasking children. Unfortunately, the better the school the greater the dan ger from excessive mental labor, for the children in their ambition, and the teach ers in their zeal, unwittingly produce such result. At a consequence of this over tasking, many pupils drop off near the end of the term from shear exhaustion, or pa rents, if they do Ihoir duty, aro forced withdraw their children for a time. This state of things, to onr certain knowledge, exists in our City schools. Six hours per day are consumed schools, devoted to recitations, general exercises, Ac, so that the amount of stu dy accomplished during school hours perhaps not more than two hours out .1 ,,1 ih.t m ,'ntn .nlo .1Z ' ".T , j at horn-, and .11 1 fn tho Pl,l! b-.i.i i, '. 41.-4 .- .1 - .i UliilUUID KIIUtY HUh J1U BW111H JB tllO HUTU, , , . .1 L'li .1 meal eaten than the children gather around the gas or lamp light, trying their eyes over fine print maps, or tasking their brain in working out examples in mental or practical arithmetic, which, unfortun ately, few parents can work out for them. This evil is an awful one; it sows seeds of death; it robs mature years stimulate, unduly, childhood days. Chil dren thus get insufficient exercise, and too little recreation. We long since came to the conclusion that the effectual reme dy for this evil is by curtailing school hours; thus giving pupils more time homo study. Four hours in school is as much time of close confinement as children can en dure with safety to their constitutions. Give them the two hours at home for stu dy and they could accomplish their tasks leaving time for piny and time for story reading. Cleveland Uerald. , "Let Us Alone." Tho sound sentiment of the South seems to be embodied in the following from Petersburg ( Va.) Intelligencer: "Let us alone." Such, says a cotemporary, is the simple, brief, emphatic of the South. . It is all that is of the North. It is a moderato appeal to common sense and justice.' If there' is 'sufficient strength in the conservative feeling in North, that demand can be complied with willingly and cheerfully, lfthere ii not, there may be uttered an equally simple, brief and emphatic determination will make yon let us alone, by having nothing to do with you.' Let the North bo satisfied that in the South there is division of sentiment. Here we are un animous. The division and quarrel must be North of the Potomac. We rejoice to see that we have strong friends there, who are not afraid to stand up for the right. 'Let us alone,' means no John Brown and his pikes, no underground railroad operations, no incendiary documents inflame the passions of slaves; 'mind your own business, and we will mind ours.' Is not this a fair demand? He Alluded to Cows. In the agricultural districts the opera tion of milking cows is called "pulling teats." This is the preface to our short but affecting story. The people of S Portage County, have a debating society. The other night they discussed the ques tion, "Is the human race increasing development?" Tho school house crowded with young ladies and gentlemen. One of the disputants for the negative ably contended that the times were that things were growing "wnss" constantly. Said he, "Why. what upon arth does the young man to-day amount tor lie is feeble in body and mind, wears fine clothes that his fath er buys him, has rings on his fingers a little hair on his upper lip, and hardest labor he can perform is to carry round a meresham pipe. Now when was a boy we were not ufraid to prill teats. A wild shout greetod the announcement. The speaker bin shod, and in a faltering voice said. "lalluded to Cows." That helped the matter. Plain Dealer. An Economical Streak. The Mac-a-cheak Press is credibly formed thr.cthe members of the Legisla ture will shortly give notice of the follow ing bills: "An act entitled an set to run the Su preme Court without brains; which provides that said Supreme Court shall be annually put up at auction and knock ed down to the lowest bidder. An aut authorizing the Stale Treasur er, Auditor, Secretary of State and At torney General to form themselves into Coal Oil Company, whereby it is hoped they will be able to support themselves and families without being a burthen heretofore to the State. An act authorizing the Governor charge ten cents admission to lectures his owu on Animal magnetism. An act entitled an act for the better support of the Ohio Legislature, wherein it is provided that said legislature shall be boarded at the Penitentiary, lodge down back allies, and black their boots." The New York News says: The of the Republicans to gulp down the election of Pen u ing ton as Speaker the House reminds us very much of efforts made at the present day by a class of invalids to swallow cod-liver oil. They all say they love it; but wry faces show clearly enough that like it only fojl 1 good they Lope hereafter grow out of its use, Lice on Cattle. in of ; to in There are various simple mod os of1 snuff, killing lice on neat cattle, irllow snuff feifted on the heads and backs of animals is pretty sure to kill the most common kinds of lice. Snuff it better than toliaco juire, as it is more safe aud not likely to do any harm. I But it is fcaid that there are certain kinds of lice which are not afraid of snuff. I Well, take some lamp oil and apply it to the beads and shoulders of tho cattle. Oil and greasy matter of all kinds are very disagreeable to all kinds of vermin, and we doubt not a thorough smearing of the head and neck and back of aHimals will drive away all these troublesome visitors. Atihe sprinkled on tho harks of cattle will often clear them of vermin. So will sand or any kind of earthy matter Cat tle that lie out, where they can choose for themselves, are seldom lousy. They are fond of covering themselves with sandlt,,8la whenever they can find a loose lank to scatter about. Hcnt running at large, and where they find sand in plenty to wallow in, are not usually lousy. A bed of ahhes is still better, and they should always be accom modated with a panful in their inclosure. Man. Ploughman. Wounds and Scratches in Horses. I :.j , 1 i the to for the IIWU i UI MJU l III J ir'JO, 111 Hie City , W T l.J 4 1. .1 . ' I had occasion to use different kinds of ! P.'.nt. anJ am0"? them WM what IS i cHed "bright varnish. " i resquently .1,. If would cut myself, sometimes so severclv , r ... , . that I have been laid up for weeks. I would try all kinds of salves, hnt the wound would be a long time healing. Uno day 1 cut my hand severely, and as I had nothing to put on it at hand, I thought I would try some of the Iriyld varnish; as it is a sticky substance, I thought it might stick the wound together; accordingly I bound up my hand with it and kept on to work; the varnish relieved the pain, I had no soreness in the wound, and in one week it was entirely healed. My son was sawing through a board one day, and carelessly put his hand under the board. My son had his forefinger bono entirely sawed off. 1 put the ends together, put on this vainish, bound it up, and the result was, that after one week the bandage was removed, and the finger had nearly grown together, My horse once had the scratches so badly, that it was difficult to get him to move about. I rubbed the parts affected with the var nish, for two days, which caused a perfect cure. The varnish can be bought at the paint shops for six or eight cents per quart. The Distinguished Dead of the Last Ten Years. re quired the 'we no to , in was of and the 1 in' bill a as to of own at tempt of the cer tain the they may Within the last ten years death has taken the sceptre and closed the reigns of sovereigns on the thrones of Russia, Aus tria, Sweden, Denmark, Hanover, Naples. Portugal, Brazil, Japan, and Sandwich Island. One President of tha United States and one Ex-President have died, while Louis Phillippe has joined the sceptured host, having previously lost his earthly crown. Numerous illustrious men have departed prominent among! whom will be found the names of Web ster, Clay, Calhoun, Peel, Wellington, Soult, Theirs, Chatoaubriand. Mettern ich, Wodsworth, Moore, Iiogers, Lock hart, Wilson, Macauley, Hallam, De Quincey, Irving, Prosscott, Crawford, Sedgewick, and numerous others, while tho names of Jane Porter, Jaue Taylor, Miss Mitford, Miss Edgeworth and others have added brilliant luster to the roll of eminent and illustrious women. The Great Mysterv. The following beautiful passago is taken from Timothy Titcomb's, ot Dr. Holland's "Preaching upon Popular Proverbs," which the Springfield (Mass.) llepublicen is now giving to the world: The body is to die, so much is certain. What lies beyond ? No one who passes the charmed boundary comes back to tell. The imagination visits the realms of shad ows sent out from the window ot the soul over life's restless waters, but wings its way wearily hack with an olive leaf iu its beak as a token of emerging life beyond the closely bending horizon. The great sun comes and goes in heaven, yet breaths no secret of the ethereal wilderness ; the eresceut moon cleaves her nightly passage across the upper deep, but tosses over no message, and displays no signals. The sentinel stars challenge each other as they walk their nightly rounds, hut we cutch no syllable of their countersign which gives passage to the heavely camp. Shut iu 1 Between this aud the other life is a great gulf fixed across which noithereye nor foot can travel. The gentle friend whose eyes we closed in their last sleep long years ago, died with rapture in her wondor stricken eyes, a smile of ineffable joy upon her lips, and hands folded over a triumphant heart; but her lips were past speech, and intimated nothing of the vision that enthralled her. Jot and Sor.iiow. There is much com fort in the w ord of God, aud as much beauty in his dispensations, as, admitted into the soul, would inundate it with ecs tacy. But may hearts re perverse; they let gloomy thoughts and bitter fancies flow freely in, and are almost jealous lest a drop of strong consolation should tric kle through on this deluge Marah. Breth ren, it depends on which flood-gate you open, whether you be drowned in a tide of joy or sorrow. It depends on whether your well-springs are above or beneath, your consolation or your grief abounds. m . A young man in Cincinnati, a few evenings ago, was about attending a mas querade, and dressed himself accoidmgly. After he had assumed his costume ho thought he would frighten a boy of the house, who was then chopping wood in the cellar. He accordingly descended. As soon as the boy saw him he gave a scream and threw the hatchet which he was using at what Le supposed to be iu fact the devil. The hatchet fell, sharp end foremost, on the brad of the muquerader and for the moment floored him. It cre ated ,uite severe wound, which put an end to bis fun that night miller had been in the pracice, Tho Dnke of Wellington used to give curious account of the bohavior of Gorge IV, while boinpt shown over the field of ll' . t . . . vaierioo. "lit majesty tooK it very I cooly, he used to say; "he novcr asked me a single question, nor said one word, till I showed him where Lord Anglesey's leg was buried, and then ho burst into tears." To Cf.f.as Rust. Smear a pieco of flannel in common whiting, mixed to the consistancy of common paste in warm water. Uub the surface to he cleaned quite briskly, and wash off with pure cold water. Grease spots will in this way he almost instantly removed, leaving its bril liancy and beauty unimpaired. At Fonda Lao, Wis., one hundred and fifty persons were lately attacked with the bowel and stomach complaint, and poison was detected. It turned out when his mill stone grooves were too deep of putting in a preparation of white load, and this getting into the flour poisoned the whole neighborhood. "Pray, excuse me," said a well dressed yonng man to a young lady, in the sec ond tier of boxes at a theatre. "I wish to go np stairs and get some refreshments don t leave your seat. A sailor, seat ed in the box near his girl, and disposed to do the same thing, arose and said: Harkee Moll, lam going aloft to wet my whistle don t fall overboard while I n gone The Columbus City Fact contains the following: "Mr. John Myers, one of the plane-makers employed by the Ohio Tool Company, this afternoon shot and killed a very fine wild turkey on tho roof of the Tool Company, building. This maybe thought rather a tongh yarn, shooting wild turkeys within the corporate limits of the Capitol city, but it is nevertheless fact, and as such 'let it be recorded.' A worthy Scotch couple, when asked how their son had broken down so early in life, gave the following explanation: "When we begun life together we work ed hard and lived upon porrige, and such like, gradually adding to our comforts as our means improved, until we were able at length to dine on a bit of roast meat, and sometimes a boiled chuckie (chicken) but as lor dark onr son, he worked back ward, and begun with the ehuriie first.'' lhe loledo limes savs: "I he impu dence of some beggars is surprising. We are told of a big fellow, weighing two hundred pounds, going into a bouse in this city the other day, when none but ladies were present, demanding his sup per with the air of an autocrat of the kitchen, aud frightening the females out of a good supper with his threats. He wm very fastidious and was not to be put off with 'cold trash " Last Wednesday, in the ahscence of Mr. A. C. Morrison, who lives on Wash ington street, in the village of Bradford, Pa., a large wolf came into his yard, and commenced picking at some bones which were about hlty leet trom the house, tiis little daughter was playing near by, and within a rod where lujius passed, but he only turned his head, without offering to disturb her. She ran into the bouse and informed her mother, who drove the beast off by throwing sticks at him. To ESCOURAUB TUB GllOWTH OF HAIR and Prevent it Tcrxisq Grey. A young lady friend of mine was recom mended bv a c&ttrHr to use sage-water She was obliged to discontinue its daily use as it made her hair too thick. Pour boiling water on the sage leaves, and let them remain some time in the oven or near a store, then strain and apply to the roots daily. If any pomade is needed, an equal mixture of cocoa-nut and olive oils with a little perfume, it is very cQicious. London J'uwh. The following is a funeral sermon late ly preached in Ohio, by a Buckeye cler gvmau: "Ihave been begged, importuned aud eutrcated to preach this sermon, but I don't want to do it. I never did like the man; I never knew nothihg good of hiin. He hid horses nnd he run them; he had cocks and he fit them; I have heard he was occasionally good at fires. Tl bearers will please remove the body, aud sing the following hymn: "With rapture we delight to see The cuss removed." A deacon, residing in Ashtabula conn tv, who was acting in the capacity of i colporteur, called at a shop in indsor, whero they had dry goods, groceries, nam ware, notious.and. sometimes a little whis key to sell. The man who owned the storo was absent, snd his wife officiated as clerk. The deacon passed the time of day, talked about religion, and finally asked if they had the one thing needful, (meaning the Bible.) The lady's answer was: "No, we are just out, but my hus band is going to Cleveland next week, and we will get a barrel." A Nom.E Don. Dr. Able, in one of his lectures on Phrenology, related a very strking anecdote of a New Foundland dog, in Cork. This dog was of a noble and generous disposition; and when he left his master's house, was often assailed by a number of noisy little dogs in the street He usually passed them in appareut un concern, as if they were beneath his notice. But one little cur was particularly trou blesome; and at length carried his petu lence so far as to bite the New Foundland dog in the back of the foot. .This proved to be a stop in wanton abrtse an insult, bevond what was to be patiently endured snd he instantly turned round, ran after the offender and seized him by the skin of his back. In this way he carriod him in his month to the quay, and holding him some time over the water at length drop ped him into it. Ho did not think how ever that the culprit should be punished capitally; and he waited a little while till the poor animal, who was unused to that element, was not only well ducked, but near sinking, when Le plungej in and brought biui out safe toland. a a a a ii TV-. Fun and Sentiment. The firt swallow-tail roat that Sonrhy got, so dinpleased him that lie starched the tails and used it for a boot jack. Why is tho first chicken of a brond like the foremast of a ship? Because its little for'ard the main hatch. Isn't it rather an odj fact in natural history that the softest water is caught when it rains the hardest"! A cobweb marriage is thus noticed hv one of onr cotcmporaries, "Married, latt week, John Cob to Miss. Kate Webb." Gk nti.f.me who smoke allege that it makes them calm and complacent. They tell us that the more they fume the lese they fret. Patrick, meetings iackass braving hid eously, remarked; "lt't a fine large car that bird has for music, but he's got a onuenui cowiu. Wherever there is authority, there it a natural inclination to disobedience. It was so with our first parents, and it Las ever been so with all their descendants. "Why does father call mother honey!" asked a boy of his elder brother. "Can't think, except it's cause sho wears a large comb in her head." "I am afraid yon will come to want," aid an old lady to a young gentleman. "I have come to want already," he re plied "I want your daughter !" Dick, why don't you turn that buffalo robe t'other side out; the hair side is the warmest?" "Bah 1 Tom, don't yon sup pose the animal knew how to wear his own tkin!" Honor, when it means that purity of principle which preserves a man from everything mean and contemptible, in tho't word or deed, is a valuable supple ment to the law of the land, and the re quirements of morality. A Clergyman was engaged in catechi sing a number of boys in a class, asked one of them for a definition of matrimony. The reply was; "A place of punishment where folks suffer for a long time before they can go to Heaven." "Good boy said the clergyman; "take your seat." "Did yon say you considered Mr. rSmith insane?" asked the lawyer of n witness in a criminal case. "Yes, sir, I did that." "On what grounds ?" "The best grounds a going I lent him silk umbrella, and $5 in money, and he returned both." A chaplain was once preaching to a class of" collegians about the formation of bad habits. "Gentlemen." said he, "close your ears against bad discourse." The scholars immediately clapped their hands to their ears, and the chaplain look! rather funny at so practical a dem onstration. 'Come here, you yonng scamp and get sound spanking." Scholar "You haint got no right to spank me, and the copy yon just set sez so." Teacher "I should like to hear yon read that copy." Scholar "You shall. (Reads) Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country's. and so forth: and when you are spankiDg me; yon aint aiming at no snch end. Thk Sivex Senses A schoolmaster was one day questioning class, and as ked how many senses there wore. "Sev en, sir," said a little fellow, with great confidence, drawing himself np to his topmost height. "Prove it,1' said the master. "Well, taste is one; feeling two; smelling, three; two ears, five; and two eyes, make seven." Brevities. A South Carolina paper notices the death of a mule, whose age was known to be 62 years at the time of his death. Not less then seven hundred persons are said to be professionally engaged in counterfeiting money in the State of Ohio alone. The Governor General has summoned the Canadian Parliament to meet for the dispatch of business on the 2cth Febru ary. There are seventy members of the Brit ish House of Commons who claim ex emption from Ber v ing on the election committees, on account of being more than sixty years old. In Liberty, Ind. a school teacher was ducked by his scholars 6n the 3d, because he did not treat during the holidays. Probably the effect of his example. At Hamilton, C. W., last Saturday, young girl of fourteen placed the muzzle of a pistol in her mouth and shot herself because a young man who had been pay ing his addresses to her had gone to D troit. Silly Bessy. The principal freight bnsiness on the Concord and Portsmouth Railroad is the transportation of crates of fish, and over 100,000 pounds per week are shipped from Portsmouth to traders' in other places. It appears by the Auditor's report of the State of Chio that there were killed by dogs in that State during the year 1859 no less than 60,500 sheep. There were also injured 40,000, the total value of which will amount to about 3150,000. A few days pgo, while Mr. MerwinTut- tla of Fast Haven, Conn., was separating two dugs which were fighting, one of them seized him, and bit him severely in the abdomen, iuliicting such injuries that his recovery is considered doubtful. 4 - . 1 T 1-1 . ..i i young nian iimnou ijoveianu nin I -ll 1 .1 - wiin a miiriDitt ueaiu recenny at coving ton, Ohio, in consequence of drinking cup of vitrol, which he mistook for wa ter. He ridgeed after the unfortunate af fair for o couple of hours, suffering the most intense paiu.- A mounted military company Las re cently been formed at Port Tobacco, Md. This company is composed of some of the wealthiest men in that part of the State, the Captain Cox being' worth seme $200,000, and tha Otderly Fergeaut be tnctn 1300,000 and 9 400,000.