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"WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION.5 Tolume III. JxnsrcTioisr city, kajstsab, Saturday, aprix, 9, 1864. INTuniber 21. jwnoftj pll anir gUpub'it niim, rCBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY VOICING AT JUNCTION, DAVIS Co., KANSAS W. K. EARTLETT. S. M. STRICKLER, Proprietors. YT2I. S. BLAKELY, - - - GEO. W. MARTIN", Editors and Publishers. omCE IN LAND OFFICE BUILDING. terms of Buuscuirxioy : One copy, one year, .... $2.00 Ten copies, one year, .... 15.00 Payment required in nil cases in advance. All papers discontinued at the expiration of the Ume for which payment is received. TEHM3 OF ADVERTISING : One square, firtt insertion, - - $1.00 Each subsequent insertion, 50 Ten lines or less being a square. Yeaily advertisements inserted on liberal terms. . JOBW:OEK done -with dispatch, and in the latest style of the art. O" Payment required for all Job Work on delivery. DURATION OF LIFE. BY ELIPIIAXET KIMBALL. ' With the inheritance of a good constitu tion, and with a rational mode of life from first to last, undoubtedly the human race would reach tho age of one hundred years or upwards, in health and cheerfulness. The natural life of man appears to be four times as long as the period of growth, or in other words, growth occupies one quar ter of the natural life. The human race, in general, reach maturity in twenty-five years, taking males and females together males at the age of twenty-eight, females at twenty-two. Bad constitutions come to maturity sooner than that, and remarkably good ones later. Persons who live to the age of one hundred years and upwards, without attention to the rules of health, were no doubt more than thirty yeare in growing. The same proportion of life to growth undoubtedly prevails with all ani mals and vegetables, from the enduring elephant to the transient butterfly, and from a spear or grass to tne Dig trees or Uali fornia, which are known to have grown thousands of years, but whose ages are un known. By a great many persons health is iguorantly and carelcssty destroyed. Al most ever' one commits slow suicide. Life is shortened at the rate of about twenty five years. Those who die at seventy-five might have lived twenty-five years longer. In the first place, the constitution de fends on that of the parents. In the next place, injury to health begins before birth. Vhatevcr injures the mother has the same effects on bar unborn child, as errors in diet, hard work, deficient exercise, care, anxiety, grief, ungovcrned passions, &c. It is obvious that great prudence on the prospective mother is doubly important. After birth, the greatest cause of sick ness and a short life, especially in this coun try, is wrong eating, which includes three faults, namely, too much food, unwhole some cooking, and an unwholesome way of eating after it is cooked. It is doubtful which of the three faults docs the most harm. Only a little too much food, or that which is irrationally cooked, or irrationally eaten, deranges the digestion of the meal, which makes itself known by unpleasant feelings. Overloading the stomach is be gun in infancy. Too much food checks the growth of the body, and lays the founda tion of nearly all diseases. Partly from this cause a great part of the young men arc slender and round shouldered. A ra tional abstemiousness preserves health, cheer fullness and life, to a great age. " Eating to live," makes living to eat, as temperance is pleasure. In old age the stomach loses in a great measure its power of digestion, and the food should be lessened according ly. Ardent spirits, by calling forth all the powers of digestion, wear out the stomach, Cud unfit it for food. Paregoric, from the opium it contains, when given freely to in fants to quiet them, dwarfs the body and inind, and destroys the health. In all civilized countries, the useful and most rcspoctable part of the people injure their constitutions and shorten life by hard labor while the useless and pernicious ones, as lawyers, merchants and poets, don't labor enough for their health. It is in the period of youth that hard labor does most injury, although it is hurtful at any age. Almost all boys and young gitls, who"-work out for wages, havo their constitutionhrqken by it, and are brought to an early death. Many are the girls who ruin their health, and die from teaching in the abominable schools. It is proved by the records of the War Of fice in France, that almost every young man who entered the French armies before reaching the age of maturity, died in the service, and only those lived through it who had entered after gaining full growth. Excessive and premature labor of the brain and nerves in schools and colleges, with deficient muscular exercise, is a great help in keeping people from living long in the land. It is called " disciplining the mind." It is not good discipline, it is -labor. Reflection is discipline. No person fcan educate another. Parents hurry their children to be men and women, and hurry them to their graves, not considering that t education to be useful and harmless, must -concur with Nature, which advances in slow development in all things. Early rising injures every one who goes to bed fatigued. Sleep rests the brain, nerves and mind, but not so much the muscles and the other parts of the body. Nothing but lying awake, and stretching the limbs and joints, can euro bodily fatigue. A person gets more rest from lying in bed awake two or three hours in the morning, than from a whole night's sleep. Laboring people, on awaking in the morning, have a feeling of soreness and stiffness, which goes off by getting up and stirring about. That feel ing is a process of Nature, which is neces sary to the cure of fatigue. It is the im mediate forerunner of being perfectly rested. By lying abed while awake, and stretching the limbs and joints, the soreness and stiff ness is cured, and the person perfectly rest ed. Getting up and stirring about stops the sore and stiffness, but don't cure it. It only puts off the cure. So long as a person continues to get up every morning with a feeling of soreness upon him, he never gets rested, and his constitution wears out. Nothing can ever cure fatigue but lying in bed awake until the soreness goes off. Fatigue goes off sooner by keeping the thoughts on the body when in bed. Thinking about other mat ters prevents getting rested. A weak side, back, or other lame spot, is soonest rested by keeping the mind on that spot a fact which proves that the mind is the body. Laboring people should go to bed early. Strong, healthy persons, who do not labor, should go to bed late and get up early. Children need a good deal of sleep and rest, and should not be made to rise early. It is hurtful to jump out of bed immediately on awaking out of sleep the change is too sudden and violent. It is apt to cause headache. Nature's operations aro slow in all healthy conditions. The sun never rises early. It never gets up before light, and not till a considerable time after. It never jumps up, but comes along slow. .Labor fatigues sooner in the morning than in the afternoon. It is best to move slow before breakfast, and rest an hour after eating. Hundreds of thousands of young child ren die every year in the United States from nakedness of the arm 3. The arms are one of the channels through which Nature ex pels disease from the body. Disease of the right side and tho liver goes up into the right shoulder, down the arm, and finds an outlet near the elbow joint, with an itch ing in that spot. Some of it follows down and goes off at the wrist joint. Disease in the left side finds an outlet through tho left arm in the same manner. An itching near the elbow joint is disease of some kind es caping from the vitals. The close connection between the arms and vitals is apparent. A good circulation of blood in the arms, with warmth and moisture of the skin, encourages disease, cr whatever tends to it, to go off through them. Coldness, of course, has a contrary effect, driving it back into tho vitals. Dis ease in the lower part of the body goes down the legs and out near the knee and ankle joints. An itching on any part of the body whatever is the working off of something that ought to go. If there was such a disease as " humor" it appears like ly it would itch inside instead of out. A person who goes to bed very much fatigued is not perfectly rested the morning till his head begins to itch all over. At the same limo he has a peculiar feeling of the eyes which makes him jam his knuckles into them. It is the last stage in the process of resting. In the corner of the eye, next to the nose, is an outlet for disease and fatigue of the head and eyes. Jamming the knuckles into the eyes drive out what ought to go. The presture should always be to wards the nose, and it ought to be continu ed so long as it feels good. It is a most healthy operation, and has tendency to pre serve the sight. Cold water can be drank without injury only by those who have health and heat enough to warm it as soon as swallowed. Ice water is dangerous unless in a raging fever. In warm weather, with a sweaty skin, the blood is coldest, as sweat carries off heat. In a state of exhaustion from heat and sweat, warm drink does as mueh good as cold drink does harm. It is reviv ing, and quenches thirst better than cold drink. There are two kinds of thirst that which arises from too much heat in the stomach, with a dry skin, which needs cold drink, and that from too little heat in the stomach, with a very sweaty skin, which needs warm drink. In all warm climates the natives have cold blood. Acordiagly in such countries Nature has provided a variety and abandance of the hottest kind of pepper to restore the heat of the body. It is mixed freely with their food, which a stranger from a Northern climate finds at first too hot for his mouth and throat. Cold water on a sweaty skin is death. It has a tendency to palsy the nerves. Men who have bathed in cold water in a state of perspiration have been paralyzed from head to foot. The bad fever sores, so common among boys, are entirely owing to going in to cold water. Deafness is often caused by it. Many farmers get lasting fever sores from haying on swampy ground with wet feet, In warm weather, in a state of per spiration, the warm bath is just what is needed. With a sweaty skin it is injurious to wash even the face and hands in cold water. Warm water feels agreeable to a moist skini and cold water the reverie. It is a mistake that the warm bath is weaken ing and exposes to take cold. When need ed, it is strengthening, and fortifies against taking cold. Cold water is less hurtful if accompanied with friction, and then it is the friction that does good. As might be expected, the person who has so little reason and prudence as to flit in a draft of air in a state of perspiration, will on other occasions go to the opposite extreme and have too little air. They close tight the doors and windows of tbeir bed rooms, and breathe through the nighta foul and poisonous air. In the morning they have their beds made, full of foulness, with out airing. Great injury and many deaths are caused by the improper use of cold water. Luxury and show help to shorten life, from the labor and care necessary to sup port it. Besides, it is in bad taste. Noth ing is meaner than fine houses and fine grave-stones and monuments. No splendid building in the world, merely as such, is worth going a rod to see, A person of good and rational mind loves small wooden houses unpainted, weather-beaten and brown with age. The handsomest house is a log house. The naked wood is interesting and impressive. Tne most impressive grave is that which has no grave-stone whatever. Baron Steuben showed good sense when be directed that no stone whatever should be placed at his grave. The handsomest grave stone is a rough one picked up in the field or woods, with no inscription but the name, as all else properly belongs only to tbe family record and the memory of friends. Bunker Hill monument abstracts from the interest and impressiveness of the battle ground. Worse than that, tbe battle-ground is gone. Its 3acred soil has been removed, and the original appearance destroyed for the sake of the so-called " ornament." Tbe monument tells nothing but the unfeeling ness and folly of its builders.- Perfect naturalness and plainness are the only ornaments in language, manners, and everything else. A tree with the body of it whitewashed has an unpleasant appear ance. A woman with false bair looks hor rid. Her face looks older for it by tbe contrast. An old man with a young wife is a shocking sight. Only those who are un worthy of respect attempt to gain it by show. As a general thing those who are always " well-dressed " are useless and per uicious members of society. One man or woman is worth more than a nation of gen tleman aod ladies. Striving to gain property only for the akc of being rich, shortens life. Besides, unnecessary wealth everything else unneces sary, gives no true enjoyment. Goodness is the foundation of the firmness, serenity, and cheerful! ncss which help to prolong life. Boston Investigator. AMUSING CALCULATION OF CHANCES. It is easy to show you, reader, that five hundred years ago the chances were ten thousand to one tbat you and I would never exist. If we look at the chances as exhib ited in only two or three generations, we shall be astonished and horrified at seeing how narrowly we have missed having no being. For instance, my grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary army for six years and repeatedly exposed to death. On one occasion, when bis company was enga ged by platoons, be was the only survivor of two different attacks. Now, if he had fallen in any of these attacks, he would not have married, my father would not have been born, and consequently I myself would have had no being. Again, my father paid bis addressed to a certain young lady, and was engaged to her. Just before the time appointed for the marriage, a misunder standing arose between them, all ties were dismissed, and my lather married another woman the same woman who has since done me the honor of being my mother. Now, if my father had married tbe first mentioned, I uever should have been born, as ber children could not have possibly been my mother's children, and my mother might not have had any children at all. You see, therefore, that a mere lover's quarrel may change the whole line of a family for thousands of years. In fact, if Miss Smith is oouited by both Jones and Jenkins, it is for Miss Smith to decide (as she certainly has tbe power of doing) whether she will be the ancestress of ten thousand Joneses or ten thousand Jenkin ses ; for on her choice depends the very existence or non-existence of the possible descendants. The whole subject is so full of fatalism tbat the only thing we can do, after once getting into existence is to shout with tbe Arabs : Allah is Allah ! What is to be will be. ElktorCs Autobiography. y At a complimentary dinner given in Boston a short time ago to the Congression al Naval Committee, Hon. . Everett alluded ironically to the British taunt against the navy, because it had not caught the Alamama. Napoleon Bonaparte sailed from Toulon with 400 ships of war and transports, yet Lord Nelson, with the fleet with which be gained the battle of the Nile, could not catch him although he sailed all aroua the Mediterranean. He didn't catch him the next year, althoagh Napoleon stopped to take Malta and visit his relations. In 1815 Nelson did not catch Napoleon as he sailed from Elba. The Mediterranean compared with the Atlantic and Indian aeas where the Alabama roams at large, is bat a mill-pond. A BACKWARD COW RISE. During tbe Revolutionary War, when a corps of the American army was encamped near tbe borough of Elizubctbtown, New Jersey, an officer," who, by the way, was more of a devotee of Venus "than of ware, paid his addresses to a lady of distinction, whom he was in the habit of visiting night ly. On a discovery of the repeated ab sence of the officer, and of the place where interviews with his Dulcina were had, some waggish friends resolved to play off a handsome trick at his expense, which should deter him from a repetition of his visits. The officer it appears, rode a very small horse, of the ponj kind, which he left un tied, with the bridle reins over his neck, near the door, in order to ride off without delay, when tbe business of courting and kissing was over, and tho horse always remained until backed by the owner, with out attempting to change his position. On a certain dark and gloomy night, when the officer, as usual, had gone to pay his devo tions to the object of his dearest affection, and was enjoying the approving smiles of the lovely fair one, his waggish companions went privately to the door of the house where ttte officer was, took his bridle and saddle from the horse, which they sent away, placed the bridle on the tail and the saddle on tho back, and the crupper over tho horns of a quiet old cow, who stood peacefully ehewing her cud near the spot. Immediately thereafter they retired some distance irom tne bouse, and separating, raised-the loud cry of alarm, tbat the ene my had landed and were marching into tbe village. Our hero, on hearing this, took counsel from his fears, and snatching a hasty kiss, be shot out of the door with the velocity of a musket ball, and mounted into the saddle, with his back toward the head of the covr, and plunging his sharp spurs keenly into ber sides, caused her to bawl out with ex cessive pain, and she darted with her best gallop toward tbe camp. The officer still plying his spurs with all his wine on board finding himself hurrying rapidly back ward, maugre of all his efforts to advance, and hearing the repeated bawlings of tbe tortured beast, imagined that he was carried off by magic, and roaring out mostly lustily that the devil had got him was thus car ried into the very centre of the camp. The sentinels, bearing the noise, discharged their pieces and fled, and alarm-guns were fired, tbe drums beat to arms, tbe officers cried "turn out," with all the strength of their lungs. The soldiers startled from their sleep as if a ghost had disturbed their dreams, and the whole body running half naked, as quick as possible, in gallant des habille, prepared to repel the terrible inva der. When, lo ! the ludicrous sight soon presented itself to their eyes, of the gallant officer mounted on a cow, with his face toward her tail, her tongue hanging out, her sides gory with tbe gouging of the spurs, and he himself almost deprived of reason, and half petrified with horror. A loud roar of laughter burst from the assembled band at tbe rider and his steed ; the whole corps gave him three times three cheers as he bolted into camp. He was carried to bis quarters in triumph there to dream of lovers, metamorphoses, backward rides, stern way advances, and alarm of invasions, and thereby garnish his mind with materials for writing a splendid treatise on the novel adventure of a cowride. THE SLAVE TELEGRAPH. Some people think because few of tbe s can read they do not know what is transpiring in the country, having a proba ble bearing on tbeir own future. This is a mistake. Intelligence among them flies from mouth to ear with marvellous rapidity and every slave becomes a telegraph vpera tor and station in this black chain of com munication. Every slave heart yearning for freedom is a battery, and every soul is a generator of magnetic forces. To illus trate the facts here stated, tbe following extract is appropriate : The Superintendent of Contrabands at Fort Pickering, Memphis, tells the following story : During the month of August last, a negro woman and child came into camp, and asked for aid. She said she had run away from Noxubee county, Mississippi, as she had beard of the freedom granted to tbe slaves by Mr. Lincoln, and that she got the information from ber brother, who could read, and be read it in a Southeru news paper. Being a house servant, she heard the planters talk about tbe war, and read about the battles, and then she would go out to the negro quarters and tell her brother, and be would slip off in the night and tell tbe negroes on other plantations, and get back in time for the morning call for work. She says that ever since the fight at Fort Sumter on the breaking out of the war, the9 negroes were informed of what the North was doing, aud that they confidently expected to be free, and were net surprised when the Proclamation was issued. She said tbat the negroes bad secret societies and met in the woods and caves, and had signs and grips, and it was the duty of every member to inform tbe lodges of what conversations he bad heard among the white folks. She further stated that they frequently got Northern as well as Southern newspapers, and that as a gen eral, thing the house servants were well posted in all phases of the rebellion on both sides. THE MONKEY IN CHURCH. There was once an eminent clergyman by the name of Casanboo, who kept iu his family a tame monkey, of which he was very fond. This animal, which was allowed its liberty, liked to follow the minister when he went out, but ou tbe Sabbath was usu ally shut up till his owner was out of sight, on bis way to church. But one Sabbath 'morning, when the clergyman, taking his sermon under bis arm, weut out, the monkey followed unob served, and watching the opportunity while his master was speaking to a gentleman on the steps, ran up at the back of the pulpit, and jumped upon the sounding board. Here he gravely seated himself, looking round in a knowing manner on the congre gation, who were greatly amused at so strange a spectacle. The services proceeded as usual, while the monkey, who evidently much enjoyed the sight of so many people, occasionally peeped over the sounding board, to observe the movements of his master, who was unconscious of his pres ence. When the sermon commenced, many little forms were convulsed with laughter, which conduct so shocked the good pastor, tbat he thought it his duty to administer a reproof, which he did with considerable action of his bands and arms. The monkey, who bad now become fa miliar with the scene, imitated every motion till at -last a scarcely suppressed smile ap peared pon the' countenance of most of the audience. This occurred, too, in one of the most solemn passages in the discourse ; aud so horrible did the levity appear to the good minister, tbat he launched forth into violent rebuke, every word being enforced by great energy of action. All 'this time, the little fellow overhead mimicked every movement with ardor and exactness. Tbe audience, witnessing this apparent competition between tbe good man and his monkey, could no longer retain the least appearance of composure, and burst into roars of laughter, in the midst of which one of the congregation kindly relieved the horror of tbe pastor at the irreverence and impiety of his flock, by pointing out the cause of the merriment. Casting bis eye upward, tbe minister could just discern tbe animal standing on tbe eud of tbe sounding-board, and gestur ing with all his might, when he found it difficult to control himself, through exas perated at the occurrence. He gave direc tions to have the monkey removed, and sat down to compose himself, and allow his congregation to recover their equanimity while the order was being obeyed. COLONEL DAHLGREN. We have once alluded to the barbarities, and shocking inhumanities of the rebels, as exhibited iu their treatment of the brave young officer, Colonel Dablgren. If any thing were required to prove their utter lack of the better qualities of mankind, the following extract from a letter from a lady in Washington, dated March 12, 18C4, wiil supply the proof: " Was ever anything so dreadful as poor Ulric Dahlgren's fate? H saw hi. servant to-day, who escaped when bis mas ter was shot, and hid himself in a ditch where he saw it all. He says they stripped tbe body, cutting off the little finger for the ring, and carrying off his artificial leg, which was one of Palmer's most beautiful and expensive inventions. When they left the negro servant came out of the ditch, and dragged his master's body some (lis tance, hoping to hide it and bury it, but another party appearing he had to hide again. The second party pitched the body over the fence, and digging a shallow trench, thrust it in naked, and stamped the earth down. The next day they returned and put the body of tbe poor boy in a box, and carried it to Richmond. The negro was rescued by a friendly black, after spending twenty four hours in the wet ditch. II asked tbe servant whether Dablgren really deliv ered to his men the atrocious address which the Richmond papers ascribe to him, and he said be heard him say nothing of the kind. H saw the Richmond paper describing how be lay exposed at the depot for crowds to gaze and jeer at, and was then buried ' in a bole like a dog, a fit burial for such a wretch And this was the end of as gallant a young soldier as ever lived, who at twenty-one had lost a leg in bis couatry't service. It seems a small revenge. : At the battle of Roanoke Island, Gov. Wise's son, Jennings, was shot, while lead ing the Confederate troops, and mortally wounded. He was laid in the tent of one of General Burnside's staff. He did not know he must die, and sent to ask Burn side if he would let him go on parole. He died in four hours, with one of our officers and an English officer with him, who gave bim water, aod did what little could be done to alleviate bis sufferings. When, two days after, tbe Governor sent for Jen nings' body, it was given him. Rather a contrast in the two stories. I can't rejoice enough that poor Ully was shot in tbe saddle. If he bad lived to suffer, in the power of such fiends, it would have been fearful. L have known bim from a child, and a finer fellows never lived." 19. A jealoas woman in Washington cowhided her husband for dancing with an old sweetheart, and was fined $3 and costs for disorderly conduct and threats of violence. A COSTLY PRESENT. We are all taught, along with our geog. rapby, bow, when a Burmese subject grows over-rich or too popular, his sovereign claps an extinguisher upon bim in the form of a white elaphant a gift so sacred and weighty, that the expenses of keeping the big brute in proper Siyle, are pretty sure to crush the proprietor. Can we fancy the iuward trem or of a rich mau of Buruiah, when he hears the tom-toms, the trumpets, the hideous howling of the singers, the roar of the mob, announcing tbat the elephant is on its road ; He watches from his neat cane verandah, hoping for the best hoping that the ele phaut is only out for an airing ; that it is not for him ; that it is for Bombaojce Looia, who has saved two crores, and lives hard by. Alas ! there is no hope. Here comes the white elephant, stately, inexorable, enorm ous, lie comes with his guards, his reti nue, his hangers on and led captains, his she goats which give him milk, his grass cutters, his fruit purveyors, his mahout, keepers, aluts, priests even all his house bold, who must eat of the sweet and drink of the strong, hereafter, at the cost and charges of him to whom the king has given the white elephant. There are chiefs, too, who must be fed and flattered, aud sent back with presents ; see now their gold umbrellas and bossy shields, their Iudian armor and China silks, flash glorious in tbe sun ! How tho trumpets bray, how tho drums rattle as the elephant halts ! And out runs the poor trembling hypocrite, with his bands outspread, salatuing, griteful, and grovels in the dust before the hateful four footed visitor that is come, literally, to eat him out of house nod home. Who Was Peter, ? There are few positions of more delicacy thnn in interro gating Sunday Schools, especially young scholars. This is shown by the experience of a clergyman who was opposed to having any mirth in Sunday Schools. He thought it injurious to all and unuecessary to tbe entertainment of the children. He offered to addressed the school and show bow they could be well entertained seriously. The following dialogue ensued : " Children, 1 am going to tell you about Peter ? Who knows who Peter was ?" No answer. " Cannot any one of those large girls tell me who Peter was?" "lean," said a little fellow over in tho corner. ' Ah ! that's a good boy. Now you come up on the platform by uiy side and tell those girls who Peter was." Jimmy did as he was bid, and in tbe shrill voice of childhood repeated, " Peter, Peter, was a pumpkin cater, had a wife and couldn't keep her." At thia point he was requested to stop, but not before the full poiut was taken by the school aud Mother Goose's poem appreciated. m Old Age 15eautifui is old age, beauti ful as the slow-dropping mellow autumn of a rich glorious summer. Iu the old man, Nature has fulfilled her work. She loads him with the fruit of a well spent life ; and, surrounded by his children and bis child ren's children, she rocks him softly away to a grave, to which ho is followed with bless ing. God forbid we should not call it beau tiful. It is beautiful, but certainly not tbo most beautiful. '1 here is another life hard, rough and thorny ; trodden with bleeding feet aud aching brow; the life of which the cross is the symbol; a battle which no peace follows this side ot the grave ; which tho grave gasps to finish be fore victory is wou ; and strange that it should be so, this is the highest life of man. Look back along the great names of history, there is none whose life has been other than this. S Wendell Phillips and the Hon. Hor ace Mann, once had a controversy upon the slavery question in which Phillips claimed that every victory that bad been achieved in America for the slave, bad been secured by tbe Garrisonians, and asked Mr. Mann if it was not so. Mann replied that tbe question reminded h;m of a circumstance that happened when he had the honor of being one of the Commissioners to visit tbe Insane Asylum at Worcester. " While on one of my visits to that Institution an in mate asked me, What's the news? "No thing, sir, uuless it be that a great storm has ravaged our coast, and swept a vast amount of property to destruction." "Ah!' said the insane man, " that was the night I whistled soP Discretion. There are more shining qualtiea in the minds of men, but there is oone so useful as discretion ; it is this, in deed, which gives a value to all tbe rest, which sets them at work in tbeir proper order, times, and places, and turns them to tbe advantage of the person who possesses them. Without it, learning is pedantry, and wit is impertineuce ; virtue itself looks like weakness; tbe best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, aad active to his own prejudice. A Tough Story. A Mormon priest, named Nichols, made a nerve and bone all healing salve, and thought be woald exper iment a little with it. He f rst cat off his dog's tail and applied some of tbe salve to the stump. A new tail grew oat imwt diately. He then applied some to the pieee of tail which he cut off, and a new dog grew out. Hs did not kaowv which rdog was which.