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ESTABLISHED A. I). 1S2G.
MILLEHSBUKG, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 18G0.
NEW SERIES-VOL. 22-NO. 5.
Tho following beautiful and thrilling poem was
written shout the year 1M5, by J. E. Ciano, a
vonnff mm), then reidinRat Vlckslmrg, Miwixsip
pi, and connected we believe, with the Vlckuburg
Whig. Its production seems peculiarly appropri
ate at this time. We loam that Mr. C. Is now ft
preacher of theGoxpcl.but presume this docs not
in the least degree, abate the love or "Untou" no
tap tefully and touchlngly shadowed forth iu tlie fol
flic blood that flowed at Lexington, and crimsoned
Still streams along the Southern Gulf, and by the
lakes of Maine;
It flows in veina that swell abovo Pacific's golden
And throbs in hearts that love and grieve, by dark
It binds in one vast brotherhood, the trapper of the
With men whose cities glass themselves in Erie's
classic breast ;
And thooe to whom September brings the fireside's
With those who see December's brow cuwreathed
with gorgeous flowers !
From where Columbia laughs to greet the smiling
To whore Potomac sighs beside the patriot-hero's
And from the streaming everglades, to Huron s
The glory of a nation's past thrills through a kin
dred' blood !
Whenever Arnold's tale ts told It dyes the check
And plows with pride o'er Bunker hill, or Moul
trie's wilder fame.
And whercsoe'r above the fray the stars of empire
Upon the deck, or o'er the dust it pours a common
It is a sacred loeacv. ve never can divide,
Nor take from village urchin, nor the son of city
Nor the hunter's white haired children, who find a
Where nameless lakes are sparkling, and where
lonely rivers roam !
Gheene drew his sword at T.ktku ! and bleeding
Trod the march across the Delaware, amid the
snow and sleet !
'mil lo ! upon the parchment where the natal rcc
'. ''.e burning page of Jeffersom bears Franklin's
calmer lines 1
Could ye divide that record bright, and tear the
That oint were written boldly there with plight of
hand and heart 7
Could ye carso a Hancock's name, e'en with the
sabre's edge 1
Or wash out with fraternal blood, a Carroll's
double pledge 7
Say can the South sell out her share in Bunker's
hoary height ?
Or,can tlie North give up her boast in Yorktowu's
closing fight 7
Can ye divide with equal hand a heritage of graves?
Or rem hi twine the starry flag that O'er them
proudly waves 1
Can ye cast lots for Vernon's soil ? or chaffer'
mid tlie gloom
That hangs in solemn folds about your common
Father's tomb 1
Or, could ye meet around his grave as fratricidal
And wake your burning curses o'er his puro and
calm repose ?
Ye dare not ! is the Alleghania's thunder-toned
'Tis echoed where Nevada guards the blue and
Where tropic waves delighted, clasp our flowery
And where, through frowny mountain gates, No
brasku's waters roar.
OUR UNION. An Interesting Story.
OUR UNION. An Interesting Story. JOE CHICK WEED'S COURTSHIP
HOW HE WAS CUT OUT.
BY LOUIS N. BURDICK.
'I vow!" said 'Joe Chickweed, as he
stood before tlie parlor mirror, putting the
last tonch to hia well oiled hair, "if I let
this night pass without finding out just
how I stand with Molinda Martin, thori
I'm a cow. The critter's always actod
bo pesky skittish there's been no getting
nrouml her. I like her, and she knows it,
nud I'm inclinod to think she likes me;
but she likes more than one string in her
bow, nnd I ain't 6tire but she'd slip mo
any minute if bhe could make a better bar
gain. May bo I'm doing her an injus
tice, and I hope I am, but bhe acts some
times 'tarnally like a real coquette, and
1 don't know what to make of her.
"But tonight," he added, fitting an im
mensely high and immensely wide brim
med hat upon his shining bead, "to-night
I'll settle the matter I'll cross the Ru
bicon if I get my boots full of water.
Melinda ain't got a bad speck, audi
might do worse most anywhere clso."
"Do tell if its come to that!" exclaim
ed old Mrs. Chiekweed, who had entered
the room unnoticed by her son, in time
to hear his last sentence "well, I've all
along had a notion that you was aim
in' in that direction."
Joe turned red from his eye-winkers to
his ankloa, and looked very sheepish. He
worked very busily, too, for a low sec
onds, with brushing some imaginary dust
from a place between thef shoulders of his
coat, which he couldn't reach, but he
"There ain't nothing to be ashamed of,
Joe," continued the loquacious old lady,
apparently greatly pleased at making the
discovery she had "and you spoke the
gospel truth when vou said you might do
worse elsewhere. Melinda's a nice gal."
"Well said Joe, gaming soma courage
from his mother's manner, "I'm glad
you think to for I'm bound to make her
my wife, if
' "If what?" asked the old lady.
"Well, if everythiug's favorable."
"Don't you fear anything'g again it.
ioujuNt do your duty, Joe, ami Melin
da's yourn. Remember the farm."
"It is a fine farm no mistake!" Baidthe
young man, earnestly.
"No bottor farm of its size in the whole
country, than the Widder Martin's;" said
Mrs. Chiekweed, iu an emphatiu toue
"No, 1 think not." .
"And then see how it is stocked; two
of the best yoke of steers in all these parts
' "ides their two horses; sayin' nothing
the rest of the critters. And, of course
they'll all go with Melinda when the
Widder's dead, and before, too, for you
will go right on the farm as soon as you
marry, and take charge of everything.
"It's a good oponing that's a fact,"
said Joo; "but I put a higher valuo on
Molinda than all the property."
"And well you should; though the farm
and fixings ain't to bo despised-"
"No, I ain't one to dcspisothcm."
Joe laughed and left the room, and
soon after left tho house, and mado his
way as expeditiously as the gloom wonld
permit, towards tho residence of the wid
ow Martin. A light was bnrning in the
front room, but the window curtains were
closely drawn, so that he could not get a
view into tlie apartment as he passed t-
longthe yard, lie knocked at the door,
and wag admitted bv tho widow in person
who after inquiring benevolently after his
health, ushered him into the parlor. It
was already occupied by two persons
Melinda and Reuben Sparks, tho latter a
young man win recently returned to
Spnngfiold from California, and who
was looked upon with spocial disfavor by
the young farmer.
Joe was welcomed by the voung lady,
not so cordially as formerly, nnd by no
moans so cordially as Joe thought his
due. He was greeted by Mr. Sparks in a
6ort of joking, condescending way, that
raised the ire inwardly. However, the
conversation that followed was apparent
ly agreeable to all parties. ind the eve
ning wore away till the widow retired,
when Mr. Sparks intimatc.1 that it was
perhaps time for him to be returning, as
it was qnitea little walk to the village
Melinda at once asserted that it was very
early indeed, and he should not think of
leaving so soon; whereupon Mr. Sparks
was induced to remain a while longer,
and Mr. Chiekweed was secretly enraged
that Melinda should be so taken up with
the company of a voung sprig.
. California became the topic of conver
sation, and Reuben Sparks shone bril
liantly in his descriptive accounts of the
country, and what he had done there.
"Then yon wern't in the diggins?" in
quired Joo, in response to something his
rival had uttered.
By no means;" replied Sparks, loftily.
"I left digging to those that were used to
it. 1 hndn t a taste that way."
,'f), then you stopped in town?"
"Business, I spose, first-rate there?"
"Yes. A voung man of talent will
soon engago himself in profitable employ
then I 'spect von must have done ex
traordinary well!" said Joe, in a tone he
intended should be sarcastic.
'Oh" replied the other, laughing in a
meaning way, and winking an ey at the
young lady, who appeared to "take" and
enjoy it accordingly "as for that mat
ter I. can't complain. I think 1 improv
my chances, I rather think I did. No,
I don't complain, by no moans."
"Then why didn't you stay longer?
You weren't gone but a short time; you
should have stayed a year or two moro,
and made yourself independent."
"Perhaps I am independent already; I
say perhaps. Of course I can't tell you
the exact amount I mado that, I think,
is quite unnecessary."
"And, perhaps, too thore were attrac
tions in this part of tho world as alluring
lie looked knowingly at Molinda as he
spoke and gave her anothor wink, which
that young lady seemed to relish, though
'she blushed and appeared wonderfully em
barrassed for a moment Joe noticed what
occurred, and didn't at all fancy the course
affairs seemed to be taking. Ho knew
that he should feel and appear peculiarly
savage, if ho remained much longer, and
so ho hinted that it was about time for
him to be going; and vhat served to en
rage him more than aught else, Molinda
6eemod to bo of tho same mind, for she
offered no objection. So he took his hat
and departed, with firmness in his step
and bitterness in his heart.
I don't liko the looks of things at all
he muttered to himself, as ho walked on
through the dark; "she's altogether too
tendor with that chap to bo agreeable to
me. If he has not turned her head, then
there's a mistake somewhere. I don't be
lieve ho has brought money enough from
I alifornia to buy a rope to liang him.
He's after the widder's farm now, to
make it up, I'll bet my hat. Yes, sir,
he means to catch Melinda, and I've been
fool enough to wait till this time before
coming to a final point. But perhaps it
ain't too late yet! ho added after a few
moments reflection; "may bo she II con
sent to havo me yet if I loso no time in
asking her. I'll try it, I vow I will.
I'll go over again to-morrow, and havo
the thing sottled."
And having come to this conclusion,
he hurried forward, and soon after was
dreaming of Melinda Martin, the widow,
himself, and an infinite number of Reu
ben Sparkses, who wore endeavoring to
chase him up a steep hill, and beating
his brains out with bars of California gold.
Mrs. Chiekweed was most anxious
next morning to learn from her son the
result of his mission to the widows, but
Joe was silent and pensive avoidiug hiB
mother's oyo. and keeping sway from the
house as much as possible Late in the
evening he carefully dressed himself in his
best suit, and with a look of determina
tion stamped on his features, he once
more set ont to visit the fickle Melinda
He found her at home and alone.
Hope you spent an agreeuble evening
yesterday," remarked Joe, after he had
passed the usual compliments, and seated
himself near the young lady.
"O, yes, I did, I assure yon," was the
"Mr. Sparks, I should say, is a very
entertaining young man."
Joe didu't think anything of the kind
but quite the contrary.
''He is indeed," responded Malinda.
Joe looked anything bnt pleased
this encomium on his rival, and sat
some moments in titter silence.
length he turned to the young lady, and
"I came hero last evoniug," he said
with the intention of speaking to you on
particular subjoct, but I found you so
engaged that I determined to call again
to-night, and so so
"Hon you are," said Molinda, smiling
at his embarrassment."
"Yos, here I am. And now that I am
bore I'll tell you what I have como for.
ou know I love yon. 1 ve told you as
much, moro'n tuce and I'vo flattored my
self that you weren't indifferent to mo.
But now I wibh you to tell mo it yon real
ly love me in return, and if I may hope
to make yon my wife. V ill you marry
Joo having arrived at this important
question looked tenderly and appoalingly
into her face, and breathlessly awaitod
her reply. She colored slightly, aud bent
her eyes to tho ground.
"You are quite right," she said, in
supposing that you are not indifferent to
me, for I regard you very highly."
"Then all my foars have boen ground
loss!" uttered Joe, exhultingly.
"But continued tho lady, "I cannot
very well grant your request regarding"
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"What!" cried Joo, his countonance
"I cannot very well marry you!
"And why can't you? I'd liko to know
what's to hinder you marrying ine, f
you think enough of me."
"there is ono reason in particular.
"What is it!"
"I'm engaged to anothor!"
Joe tnrnod pale.
"Sparks" lie cried "tell mo is
Well, and if it is
"I knew it! Blast him; I knew what
ho was afterl"
"I don't know that Mr. Sparks has act
ed as he should not!" remarked tho young
"He's acheatin' villain,
You don't know; he is nothing of the
lf von that don't know him: but von
will, before long; you've been deceived,
nnd T nin't. afraid to sav so!" continued
he snatching tip his hat; "it's tho money
he pretends to have got that has lost me
a wife: but when you want to touch it,
iust as like as not you won't be able."
He rushed from the house as ho utter
ed these words, and hurried homeward.
He found his mother still up, and was ca-
gerly interrogated by hor as to the luck
l, ,r,r .ith Ha told her nil. and
little condolence was she euabled to offer
him in return.
For two or three days following Joe
Chiekweed said very little, but thought
much. One morning he met his mother
with a smiling face and sort of triumph
in bis look. The old lady was some-
what surprised at tho sudden' change in
her son's manner.
"Why, what on Birth's the matter now,
Joe?" said she; "hope you ain't goin' to
"Not by a long shot," replied Joe; "I
ain't quite so big a fool as that."
Then what ails you ?"
"0, I've got it all arranged at last
I've got 'em now."
Why, Melinda and that vagabond
Reuben tspurks Jia I ha 1 111 surrprise
him." . -
wen, now are you going to ao it, i
"O, it's all right !" said Joe laughing-
ly "I'll fix the sneaking critter I"
"But how hoip, Joe ?
speak out ? What's got in tho boy ?"
cried the old lady, dying with curiosity
to know what was his plan.
v en, now, i ii leu you an buoul it,
begun Joe, assuming a moro sober tono.
"Well, 1 iust wish you would.
"You know the widder has always fa'
vorod my keeping company with Me
"And 1 do believe she is desp'rate down
on that feller, Sparks, coming into her
'In that case sho wouldn't very will
ingly let hor property go into his hands."
But, 'cording to the will ot old Mr.
Martin, tho property ain't to go out of
her hands 'till sho is dead."
iiust so mil Dparss wouici nave an
vita l.annfi( Ainl nnur rtn pnttmirr in tlm
;t;,'a ti.nrn I'm Tnimr to floor
"Well, do ot me hoar !"
M-riin hm-Koir nin't .
1ooT,;., wni.inn I" .loo nmtrM. in a
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sort of a mvstorious tone of voice, glanc-
ing up into bis mother's face
2iO but what s that got to do n-ith
the matter ? replied the old lady unpa
And she oin t very old, neither, oon
turned ho, with the same air.
"Why, sho can't bemor'n forty.
"So I should think; and she has a good
chanco of living forty more.
"Well, and what of that ?"
"Just this," said Joe, leaning over to
reach his mother's ear "Til marry the
Mrs. Clickweed, expecting, as she was,
something startling, wasn't prepared for
this. Sho uttered and exclamation of
stirprir-e, started upward from her seat
and then sank back and fixed her eyes
with a vacant stare upon her son s face
"Well,'' said Joo, "I hope you don't
see anything against it .'
Io no ! stammered his mother, ro
covering somewhat from the shock the
had received; "but ar. you really in
earnest, Joe, will you marry the wid-
"To be sure I will, snd that's the whole
of it. I'm going up to see her this very
day. l'U marry her if she'll have me,
and be revenged on Melinda for cutting
me as she has for that blasted Sparks.
I'll teach 'cm what's what."
t, - .i i,: ...,! it
sought the widow and made his proposal.
Ri,a , .uiJ,,i ili.n knw
how to express, but she was more grati
ned than astonished. Fresh and fair
she was, considering her years, she had
never given over the idea of winning an-
other hnsband; but it had never entered
s . i I .
ner head that she could possiuiy procure
soyoungand estimable prize as
Joe made it a special proviso in his pro
posal, that they should be married pri
vately the day bofore the marriage of Mr.
Sparks with the widow's daughter, and it
should be kept a secret till tiiat wedding
bad taken 'place. To this the widow
readily agreed, although it was a hard
tusk for her to restrain the enjoyment she
experienced, and prevent tho secret being
Tho evening before the nuptials of
Sparks and Molinda at lungth arrived,
and all the preparations for tlie ceremony
on tho cnMiing day wore completed.
When darkness had fairly set in; when
Melinda was so occupied with tho com
pany and conversation of her soon to bo
husband as to bo completely oblivious to
all else, Mrs. Martin cautiously loft the
houso, And meeting Joo near at hand, she
hastened with him to the residence of the
Chickweeds. 'The iu initio r, who bad
been duly admonished to socrosy, was in
attendance; aud in less than half an hour
thorealtcr Joe was a married man, ami
the no longer widow was on her way back
to he lornepftrting from Joe with a
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single, but enormous kiss, with which he
was content to satisfy himself, considering
what was to follow from so doing on the
The wedding passed off tho next day to
the satisfaction of all parties, Tho affair
took place in the morning at the residence
of the bride, nnd attiie hour ot noon, all
the guests, with the exception of Chick
weed, dapartod. Why he remained so
long, it puzzled the newly married pair
to surmise, as they bad not supposed he
would be present at all. Joe took it very
easilv, however, and seemed quite unem
barrassed by the occasional banterings ol
the happy Sparks.
I s'pose," said Joe, addressing him-
Be t0 tue newly mado husband, as they
were asscmuiea in tne parior vogeiiier
P,,se you 11 take up your residence in
ine village rigut away ony you a nice
Home and live fashionably I
. no ' replied bparlts
"now that 1 shall.
"What! well, now, I calc'late you
don't -have any idear of settling on a
farm? You ain't iued to that work, you
Don't know but I may," said Sparks,
assuming a careless air and tone ; "com
ing on hot weather, you know, and liv-
inK town bore iu summer. Yes,
think I shall try country life for n while;
1 ain't in tho best of health, and a farm
life 'y improve me."
"Well," responded Joe, deliberately,
"can't say that I'm sorry you'r going to
stay with us. I think myself that it
would be to your benefit to work on
farm for a while: and we'll try to make
it as coniforttrf-lo for yo sjlrwe etc t"
Mrs. Sparks looked at him; then they
inoifid at eaf.h other and laughed.
..va aonbt." remarked Mr. Sparks.
'you'll make a very agreeable neighbor,
very agroeable indeed."
"O, wo 11 be nearer than neigiiborR,
good sight of course wo will," said Joe,
glancing with a look of intelligence to
wards tho former widow.
Again Mr. and Mrs. 8 parks glanced
at each other, but this time they didu't
"What do you mean ?
..q, excuse me; I forge
know wnnt i,ftd trauspir
rgot that you didn't
ransDired. Tho fact is.
thn widow, hnrn And m vsfilf. taking a mil-
tl)ai iji;jng t0 each other, were married
iagt nigilt -t Bhould have invited you
(0 the wedding, but we knew yon wore so
"What ! married ?" cried Mr. Sparks,
springing to his feet, while a look of hor
ror overspread his features. His wife
pale as a ghost, utterly unable to speak
"Certainly, married," said Joe, coolly.
"Is this so ?" he inquired, turning to
the late widow.
"Yon may rely upon all ho says," she
"Then 1 have oeen swindled, imposed
upon, deceived I And you Knew ot tuts
also, and led mo on !" bo continued in
violent tono, addressing his wile. "You
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"No it's not so !" oxclainied Melin-
da bursting into tears; "I knew nothing
i Ai' :,. a w.a i. ...n..;n,i ..... fnw
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myself, and not for my money you pre
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Reuben Sparks smiled a sickly and
It's as 1 thought; his money's
deep in the bank that bo'lHievar be able
to dig it out, remarked Joe,
" ou scheming ruscal 1 gasped Sparks
looking as if it would bo a pleasure to cat
him entirely up, body and hones.
), hro away 1 it don t hurt any; and
I've got a long leaso ot the lartu "
"You scoundrel !
"And tho horses, and steers"
"O ! you miserable cheat !"
"Aud the fixiu's generally "
"And moreover," continued Joe, as-
summing a more sober and sterner tone,
and grasping Sparks by the collar as
spoke "among other things I've got
word or two ol advice for yon. l ou mar
ried Molinda in tlie expectation of step
ping into a snug little property, palming
voursult oil as a man ot means to ae
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compiisii your end. iou ere ine reai
schemer, hut part of your scheme
f' ed. lake my ailv.ee ard it will
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I i . II vt.
you snou n-go to worn use a
strive to be au honest one. And, finally,
don t let mo hear jou mako use of any
more such oxprossions as yon jut now
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of you life ! Remember, ad-
dod Joe. giving hira a shake as a terrier
t. "yo re my son now, cord-
ng to law, and you must have a slight
- buow l,f Veut for rour fttll,er
liaubon bparks seemed to corneal once
to his senses, and after, a little reflection
ooncludod that the advice he bad received
was, upon the whole, the best he could
i. . IsV a V V.oia
c upon, uu ior puj j. iui
after Joe Chiekweed looked opon bira
moit valuable assistant.
INVOCATION TO SPRING.
INVOCATION TO SPRING. BY MRS. R. B. BOCWELL.
Cime, O snrinp ! with skies of anre,
Pom and bring us Joy and pleanure !
Conic, wilh hint tlinmph bright ftkiea winging;
Come, with waters gaily singing !
Come, fair Kirine, enrobed with flowers ;
Come, witli cool refreshing shnwers ;
(Quickly come, l'ir we are wca-y
Of old winter, stem ami dreary !
Conic ! with thy soft lights and ihwktws,
fSli ling o'er the bright preeu mclosi
Oime, for young hearts full of lightness,
Ii eam of thy long days of brigliUKSs;
Come ! the brook would fain I dancing,
'Neath thy dewy eyes, clear glancing;
Hear It sighing for the flowers.
And frcali leaves to deck its bowers.
Come ! the forest old rejoices,
Lilting up its myriad voices;
Like an anthem rising, falling
"Come, fair STiug ! O come !" 'tis calling.
Come ! tlie blackbird's merry trilling
All the sunny air is filling;
lint his notB seems tnoolipd with sadnet,
'Till thou coin's with light and gladueiu.
Come '. we're sighing for thee daily,
Onnc ! and deck the old earth gaily;
('hiisc away our heart's dull sadnen,
With the merry songs of gladness !
Premature Funeral--The Coffin
is Smashed and the Corpse
Comes to Life.
A singular affair occurred yesterday at
the negro settlement known as
near tlie Rocky Jiivcr Plank Road
six miles from the city. An old negro
named Jacob Sanders and who was fa
miliarly known as Old Jakcy, died (ap
parently) late on Sunday night and yes
terday afternoon his body was put in a
rough pine coffin, which was placed in a
wagon, and the procession an unusual
ly large one moved towards the grave.
While on the way the horses attached to
the wagon containing the collin took fright
and broke into a mad run, upsetting the
waggon and throwing the coffin out. It
rolled down a small hill, being badly
smashed on its way. The mourners
rushed to the spot and were vastly amazed
to see Old Jakey rising from among the
ruins of his coflin and stareing stupidly
around. His inky black face, snow-
white wool and white shroud formed a
startling picture, turning the amazement
of the colored mourners into fright, and
thev all took wildly to their heels. Those
who have seen Mr. T. D. Rice as the Vir
ginia Mummy cwa form a faint idea of
the seii-comic tableau.
As soon as Old Jakey recovered his
scattered senses he lay down upon the
ground and yelled lustily for the mourn
ers to come back. They came at length,
cautiously oue by one and the old fel-
ow was earned home, lie was very
well this morning and don't intend to
ilio for some time yet. Ho had been ail
ing for several days and on Sunday night
ho apparently stopped breathing. His
limbs became stiff and his body cold.
His under jaw fell and his eyes sank far
into his head. He lay so all night and
through the day; up to the time, in fact,
when the wagon upset, and his friends
had good reason to suppose he was a
dead man. The shock of the upset evi
dently resuscinted him, and had it not oc
curred, poor Old Jakey would now doubt
less be under tho sod. He is nearly sev
enty years old and was formerly a 6lave
in Tennessee. Cleveland Flauidealer.
During the last war with Great Britain
party politics raged to a degree almost
bey ond conception. I he r ederalists, who
opposed tho war, had secured most of the
militia officers. A regiment of this State
was oid ire J to stand a draft for fifty men
to go to the frontiers, when the Colonel
of the regiment learned that an old, firm,
sound Democrat had an only son, the son
ot his old ago, who would be li' years old
tho day alter the draft. He immediately
countermanded the order as to the time,
fixing it one day later. On the morning
of the day an officer called at tho old Dem
ocrat's house and asked him at what hour
his son was born. The old man answer
ed him promptly at 10 o'clock in the
iiioniing. When that hour arrived the
ofiieor warned him to stand his draft.
The old man suspecting that his son
would be drafted, as tho uuuil ers, would
be arranged by the Federal olliocrs, had
burnished up the old muiiket ho lued in
the Revolution and prepared all the nee
essary accoutrements, including kuapsack
nud canteen, and with his son drove to the
rendezvous. His sou was drafted. The
old man, buckling on his equipments and
handing him bis old musket, said: 'Amos,
my son, go! do your duty; remember that
you arothe son of altevolutiotiury soldier;
disgrace not your father s name If you
live to return, forever fight the Federalists
and their descendants, for the now are aud
ever will be the enemies of your country.'
Amos went. He sustained his t'atheri
character for bravery at tho French Mills,
at Stony ('reek, aud in tho Cliadagee
Woods. He returned unwoundod. Hii-
noble father, howovor, had gone to an
swer to the luuhtur call in Heaven, where
his Great Commander, Washington, had
preceded him. Anion has faithfully obey
ed the last part of his father's command.
Ho fought the Federalists until they
ihauged their name, aud he is now iuhis
old age fighting tho Black Republicans,
because, he says, ho sees iu them the Bsme
earmarks of the Federal Lists, and knows
them to be their descendants in ju iuciple.
Ha is of too truo Democratic grit. ii'
I I. ?f ibe Baltimore Hun, says that
ino .tauoai umoo v nig ana Aranucsn
Executive Committeo, ia reply to sugges-
tions in favor of deferring thoir conven-
tion untill after the Chicago Convention.
I A,in a re A lint tA T'n i nr nsri UPiMll. Ti ft
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as touch any csnirtste who nvght be the
i nominee cf the Republicans.
The Philadelphia Aran savs we pre
sent onr readers with a short letter from
distinguished snd accomplished lady of
the South. It reflects the views of a large
portion of the citizens of that section of
"WHAT WE WANT."
A champion for our country her rights
and interests paramount to self-emolu-i
ment. Such a ono would we find in (Ir.s.
Jor. Lank; ho whose vigilance in the fields
of Mexico was unequalled by Fabiu.
Tlie difficulties he encountered, Hanibal
might have been proud to overcome. At
lliiamsntla rata Auna met a ctmmnwUr
whose courage and dignity was that of
Wellington one not unlike that noble
I-tiglmli general. His practical mind
gaining the high regard of his country
men, and embodying deeds of vital great
ness enthusiastic in field and senatealike.
In the halls of legislation, Cincinnati)
lik, 'Jen. Lane has tranutiilizcd the per
turbed elements of political strife. (Jan
we doubt that lie would prove a brcat
plate impervious to the shafts of combi
ned faction? Theapeei'h of Gen. Lane
in the Senate, on the 18t!t of Docember,
is the moit lucid exposition of the Tor ri-1
tonal question eitant, and, like all that
emenates from the Senator, it shows ma-!
jesty of thought and concentrated intel-!
'loot, wielding the omnipotence of TrvlA
and Juxtke. These are reijiiisit-' qualifi-:
cations for a ruler, ahdshoiM plaoc Gen.
Lane in the front rank of candidate for
nomination at Charleston. Let mo hope
the Democratic party may be oniolida-
ted upon a leader of pound constitutional
principles, who has borne the tei; theu
they go forth with shield and armor
origin, iiiiiiirnngineirpannertothe breeze
with a Chief whose motto is, "My vhAe
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country, and tho Lnion now and ever
The Idle Boy Becomes a Man.
Yes, I am a man; and wo is me fr
having been such a little fool when I was
a boy! I hated my book, and took more
pains to forget ni v lessons than ever I did
to learn them. What a dunce I was, even
over my spellingl Always at the bottom
of my class, aud my book thumbed and
dog's eared, and cried over the very em
blem of duncehood. "Do, Charles, loarn
your lesson," said my father, "or you
will be fit for nothing when a man." "Do,
dear C harles, give your mind to your
books, or 1 shall be asbarued of owning
you for a boy," said my poor mother.
But no; 1 must give my mind to whipping
tops and eating cakes, and a fine scholar
they made me! Now, there was Fred
Joues, he liked piny well enough, but he
liked reading befur; and learned more out
of school hours than I did in them. Fre
.Jones is now; like myself, a man, but
very dillerent kind of a man. He has
made friends awong the wise, the honora
ble, and the learned; I cannot be admitted
to their acquaintance. He can interest
whole company with useful information;
lam obliged to be silent, or talk about
the weather or my neighbors. I can make
out a bill of parcels, but I blunder over
letter to a friend. I see ray error now,
but it is too late. I have no time to read,
for I imnt work for my daily bread; and
if I had time I could not turn my reading
Behold the bitter fruits of idleness in
childhood. Wins Jetesburg.
The Homkstead Bill. The Home
stead bill, which passed the House yes
terday, provides that any person who
the head of a family or who has arrived
at the age of 21 years and is a citizen
the United States or who shall have hied
his intention to become such citizen, shall
be entitled to enter, free pf cost, 160 acres
of public lands, upon which snch persons
mny havo bled a pre-cmptiora claim, or
which may at the time such application
is made, be subject to pre-emption, a dol
lar aud a quarter or less per acre,
eighty acres at two dollars aud a half per
acre. No certificate or patent is to
issued until the expiration of five years
of the date of entry, and on payment
ten dollars. Rights are secured to the
actual settler to issue to heirs and de
visees tho lands acquired, which are in no
event to become liable for the satisfaction
of any debts contracted prior to the issue
of the patent. .cw lurk jeut, 16 vut.
A Motiikii's I.sFLfKKtE. How touch
ing the tribute of tho Hon. T. H. Benton
to his mother s lunuence:
"My mother asked ine never to use to
bacco, I never totiehod it from that time
to the present day; the asked mo not
game, and 1 have never gambled, and
cauuot toll who is winning and who
losing in giiues thut cau be played. She
admonished me, too, against hard drink
ing and whatever enduronce I have
present, and whatever usefulness I may
attain in life, 1 have attributed to having
comnlid with hor correct wishes. When
1 was seven years of age she asked me
to drink, and when I inado a resolution
of total alistinoce, at a time when 1 was
sole consistent of my own body, and that
I have adhered to it through ull time
owe to my mother.
A C'aikio ok Bones. A cargo of
tons of human bones recently arrived
F.ngland from SavastopoT, whieh are
be used for manure. The English soldier
may be cheered to think it is fcwoet to
for his country, but one would think he
much comforted with the thought
his flesh maybe given to vultures and
bones brought to an English dunghill.
Rome of them, no doubt, both leave
in the shape of bones come back to
country for their country's good.
think such Christian nations as England,
Fiance and Russia, might, by a treaty,
to'.menly spare the bones of their soldiers.
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, in my life sa so young a child wiia
mature a judgment."
Old Ropuer was visiting a friend,
had a remarkably hue little gui, about
three years old, famous for smart sayings.
As usual she was shown on belore oures
teemed friend. "What is papa?" said
parent, in order to draw out the precious
reply, "i'apa s a humbug, saw ins
venile. "I declare," old Rogers. "I
Fun and Sentiment.
contented with what he has done;
stands bnt a small chance of becoming
famous for what he will do. He I is Iain
j down to die. The grass has already
j Kro n over "'
j We should manage our fortnnos as we
do our health enjoy it when good, be pa
will I tient when bad Bnd never apnlv violent
order to deserve
must first be one.
a true friend you
IIkai.tr constitutes the happiness of the
body virtuo that of the mind.
Let friendship creep gently to a height;
if it rush to it, it muy soon run itself out
It is easier ro increase our wants, be it
over so much, than to reduce them, be it
ever so little.
He who labors for mankind without a
care for himself, has already begun his
Thk love that has naught but beauty
to keep it in good condition, is short-lived
and subject to shivering fits.
Wf. should forgot there is any such
thing as suffering in tlie world, were we
not occasionally reminded of it through
I'oMPKY sai 1 be once worked for a man
who raised Ids wairns so hurl, il.nt pr.nl, I
only reach them once in two years,
. . , ,
J H " a 1 ,a,',v "P tow", wn
?a?" ,,"t " crt-wl'eel has n-ns follows,
I. ' l'ltl ft wonan c1an't 1,ave
sens,b'c that !
remedies except in an extreme necessity.
T. t. v .. . t. . i i
Jt is often better to have a great deal of
, . . . f j ,
harm happen to one: a great deal may
arrouse you to remove what a little would
accustom you to endure.
"Paddy, how do vou like the English?"
was asked of a fresh arrival. "Faith,"
replied l'at, "I like them so well that
I've a mind to become a native."
A Skf.wd old gentlman onceaid to his
danghter, "Be sure, my dear, yon never
marry a poor man; but remember, the
poorest man in the world is one who has
money, end nothing else."
A sensible writer advises those who
would enjoy good eating to keep good-
natured; "tor. fbvs he, "an angry man
can't tell whether he is eating boiled cab
bage or stewed cmbrellas.
F.iSTiDiorssr.ss. A ladv of npperten-
dom wa., sometime back, greatly shocked
on reading that male and female straw-
berv plants are frequently found occupy
ing the samo bed.
Let your child cherish 6leep, the hap
piest of earthly boons, while yet it is at
their command; for there cometh the day
to all, when "neither the voice of the lute
nor the bird" shall bring back the sweet
slumber that falls on their eyes as unbid
den as the dews.
Weight of as Ixcidext. At an as
sembly of friends lately, the abscence of a
lady was apologized for by an acquaint
ance, who said she was detained bv a
"little incident." "Ah, yes," said Mrs.
Clattcrbell, "a beautiful little 'incident'
it was, too weighs just nine pounds and
"Boss, I want twenty-five cents," said
a typo in a printing office to his employer.
"T-w-e-n-t-y-f-i-v-e c-e-n-t-s! How soon
do you want it, Sam?" "Next Tuesday."
"As 6oon a that? You can't have it.
I have told you often that when yon are
in want of such large sums of money that
yon must give me at least four weeks
Ix the estimation of a gennine sham
Republican, the chief end of political life
is to feed freely at the public crib. An
Abolition politician who hasn't had his
arm in the treasury full length at least
half a dozen times in the court e of his ca
reer, is regarded, and indeed, looks upon
himslli, as a failure. He is almost ash
amed to look the public in tho face.
If a feller catch a feller carrying off his
wood, should a feller whale a feller, if a
feller could? Germ. Emp,
If a body spy a body creeping round
liis lot, should a body treat a body to a
load of shot? ,Yor. Xewt.
If a body see a body, propriato his hat,
should a body kick a body just for doing
"Why did you have Smith's so early
last night?" was a.-ke l of a young mau.
"Why, you seo I called to seo Miss
Nancy and she would't have anything to
say to me, bo I sot a while, ami the old
man told me I had better go. I sot a
while longer, aud one the boys came and
took ine to the door and gave me a push.
wneu l thought may be my company
wasn't wanted, and so I left.
The subject of impression at first 6ight,
was being talked over at the supper-table,
when the lady whose duty it was to pre
side "over the tea-cups aud tea." said
she alwavs formed on idea of a person at
first sight, aud generally found it to be
"Mamma," said her youngest son, in
a shrill voice that attracted the attention
of all present.
"Well, my dear, wLut is it?" replied
the fond mother.
"I want to know what your opin
ion was of me1 when you first saw me?"
This question gave a sudden turn to the
A queer excuse was made a few days
ago, by an old lady. The good woman
was subpoenaed to appear as a n imess oq
rather a delicate case. She did net come,
and a bench warrant was issued for her
appearance, on which she was brought
iuio court. The presiding judge thought
it his duty to reprimand her. "Madam,
why were you not here before?" "I
couldu't come sir." "Were yon not
siipotnaed, madam?" "Yes sir bat I
was sick." "What wgs the matter,
I bad an awfiU boil, sir." Aftsr a
; pause "Upon your ho
I ' a. sir. upon my srm."