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Id tbe Chicago Convention, Mr. Guthrie made a report from the committee on reso lutions, submitting the Democratic platform as follows: Resolved, That in the future, as in the past, we will adhere with unswerving fidel ity to the Union under the Constitution as tho only solid foundation for our strength, security and happiness as a people, and as a framework of Government equality, con ducive to the welfare and prosperity of all the States, both Northern and Southern. Resolved, That this Convention does ex plicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by experiment of war, during wbicb, under tbe pretense of a mili tary necessity, or war power, tbe Constitu tion itself has been disregarded in every part and public liberty, and private right alike, trodden down and the material pros perity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public wclfaro demand tbat immediate effort be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate Convention of all the States, or other peaceable means to tho end that at the earliest possible moment peace may bo restored on tho basis of the Federal Union of tbe States. Ruolved, That tho direct interference of he military authorities of the United States -ia the recent elections held in Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and Delaware, was a shameful violation of tho Constitution, and the repetition of such acts in the approach ing elections will be held as revolutionary, and will resist with all the means and power under our control. Resolved, That tho main object of tbe Democratic party, is to preserve tho Federal Union and the rights of the States unim paired, and they hereby declare that they consider the Administrative usurpation of extravagant and dangerous powers, not granted by the Constitution, the subversion of the civil by military law in the States not in insurrection, the arbitrary military arrests, imprisonment, trial and sentence of American citizens in States where civil law exists in full force, the suppression of freedom of speech and of tbe press, the denial of the right of asylum, the open and avowed disregard of States rights, the em ployment of unusual test oaths and the interference with a denial of tho right of the people to bear arms as caloula ted to prevent a restoration of a Govern ment deriving its just powers from the con sent of tho governed. , - - Resolved, That the shameful disregard of tbe Administration to its duty in respect to our fellow citizens who are now and long have been prisoners of war in a" suffering condition, deserves tbe severest reprobation on tbo score alike of public and common immunity. Resolved, That tbe sympathy of the Democratic party is heartily and earnestly extended to the soldiers of our armies, who are and have been in the field under the flag of our country, and will receive by us all the care, protection, regard and kindness that brave soldiers of the Republio have so nobly earned. A t The reading of the resolutions were greet ed at each pause with the most enthueiastio applause. The second, declaring for imme diate efforts for a cessation of hostilities with a view to permanent peace on'the belie of anion, brought the whole convention, as well as the assembled outride multitude to their feet But the third resolution in relation to Federal occupations ia the border States, and the determination of the Demoo fuwfA maeut anv reoetition of these on croaekmenti, raised a perfeot hurricane of cheers, prolonged for at least uve minutes, the like of which ha never been witnessed in any public body n taia i5000! J other. Arithmetical, Bill S - exael i .. Kn like all men. will make mistakes, aid in one ef J"J Jp. ured mp that "8 times nre do. 'Governor was not alow in dMoevennf, tin mistake, and demanded explanation. - BUI examined the aetount and saw that fee was down, but he did not like lb admit: aopat iag.ou a bold face, he said: "That's ill right' "How so?1 was the inquiry. "It is all owing to the inflation of the ear retoy'esid Bill; "the multiplication table, like every thing else, has gov.t vp T juisrcTioisr city, xajstsas, sttjr:d.a.y, September 10, 1864. GLOVERIOH: THE MORMOH. KOXAKCX BT A. WAD. CHAPTER I. in xoaxox's DXPAainar. The morninor on which Reginald Glover- son was to leave Great Salt Lake City with a mule train, dawned beautifully. Reginald Gloverson was a young ana thrifty Mormon, with an interesting family of twentv voudp and hansome wives. His unions had never been blessed with child ren. As often as once a year he used to go to Atchison, in Kansas, with a mule train for goods ; but although he had performed the rather neriloua iourn'ev with entire safe ty, his heart was strangely sad on this par ticular morning, and tilled witn gioomy forebodings. The time for his departure had arrived. The hieh-snirited mules were at the door, impatiently champing their bits. The Mormon stood sadly between nis weeping wives. Dearest onea " he said. " I am singu larly sad at heart this morning ; but do not lei itus depress you. jlub juimuoj j ilnna one. hat nahaw ! I have always corxe back safely heretofore, and why should I fear. Besides 1 know that every nigni as I lay down on tbe broad prairie, your bright faces will come to me in mv dreams and make my slumbers sweet and gentle. You, Emilie, with your mild Diue eyes , and you, Henrietta, with your splendid black hair ; and you, Nellie, with your hair so brightly, beautitully goiaen ; ana you, Mollie. with vour cheeks so downy : and you, Betsy, with your wine-ied lips far more delicious, though, than any wino I ever tasted and you, Maria, with your winsome voice : and voo. Susan, with your that is to say, Susan, with your and the other thirteen of you, each so gooa ana beautiful, will come to me in sweet areams, will you not my own dearestits ?" " Our own," thev lovingly chimed, " we will !" "And so farewell!" cried Reginald. " Come to my arms, my own !" said he, " that is as many of you as can conven iently at once, for I must away." But be had not gone far when tbe trace of the off-hind mulo became unhitched. Dismounting he essayed to adjust the trace, but ere be had fairly commenced the task, the mule, a singularly refractory creature, snorted wildly, and kicked Reginald fright fully in the stomach. He arose with diffi culty and tottered feebly towards his mo ther s bouse, which was near by, tailing dead in her yard, with the remark, " Dear mother I've come home to die 1" " So I sec," she said, " where s the mules ?" Alas ! Reginald Gloverson could give no answer, In vain the bcart-stricken mower threw herself upon bis inanimate form, crviner. " Uh mv son I only say wnere them mules is, and then you may die if you want to !" In vain in vain ! CHAPTER II. TCXERAX TRAITIXaS. The mules were never found. TlomnaM'a JiMrfc-hrnVfln mother took the body home to her unfortunate son's widows. But before her arnval she discreetly sent a bov to Bust the news gently to the afflicted wives, which he did by informing them, in a hoarse whisper, tbat their " old man nad gone in." Tbe wives felt very badly inueea. ' He was devoted to me," 6obbed Emilie. " And to me," said Maria. " Yes." said Emilie. " be thought con siderable of you, but not so much as he did of me," " I say he did." " And I say he didn't !" He did !" " He didnH." "Don't look at mc with your 6quint eyes i" " Don't shake vour red head at mc !" "Sisters," said tho black-haired Henri etta, " cease this unseemly wrangling. I, as Reginald's first wife, shall strew flowers on his grave," " No, you won't," said Susan, " I as his last wife, shall strew flowers on his grave. It's my business to strew." - ' You shan't, so there !" said Henrietta. "You bet I will," said Susan, with a tear suffused cheek. " Well, as for mc," said the practical Betsy, "I ain't on the Strew much, but I shall ride at the head of tho funeral proces sion r Not if I've been introduced to myself, you wont,1' said tne golden-haired Nelly; " that's my position. You bet your bonnet strings it is!" ..:. "Children," iid Reginald i mower, "you must do tomejorjiog you know, on the day of the funeral; ana now many ixiAkfifc hinilVtmtiififfl Will it take to 0 round? Bets?. you and Nelly ought to lace one ao oetween yom. I'll tear w TM nmt if she rjoroetrates - " . " it a tear 00 my handkerchief !" said the gold- jen-haired Nelly. " fc, Dear dUtriers-in-law" said BemeJare mother, "how unseemly ia this, eager. Males ia ive hiadred dollars a apaa, and avmb idea tkal mule my boor son had has been gobbled up by the red man. I knew wfeen my naginam imgRwaa isuo mm woe waj that he wae or the die, bit if I'd only thank to eek bim. about then? mules ere his gentle spirit took flight, it would have been tour tnoasand dollars 10 our pocaei, aau uu mistake ! " Excuse those real tears, but you've never felt a parent's real feelings, youiiaven 1 1 "It's an oversight," Bobbed Maria. "Don't blame us!" CHAPTER 111. DC3T TO DUST. The funeral named off in a very pleasant manner, nothing occurring to mar the har mony of the occasion. By a happy thought of Reginald's mother, the wives walked to tbe grave twenty abreast, which rendered that part of the ceremony very impressive. Tbat night the twenty wives with heavy hearts, sought their respective couches. But no Reginald occupied those twenty respective couches Reginald would never more linger in blissful repose in those twenty respective couches Reginald's head would never more press those twenty re spective couches never, nevermore. In another house, not many leagues from the House of Mourning, a gray-haired wo man .was weeping passionately. "He died," she cried, " he died without signer fyingin aiy respect, where them mules went to," CHAPTER IV. XA.BKISO AOAIX. Two years is supposed to elapse between the third and fourth chapters of this orig inal American romance. A manly Mormon, one evening, as the sun was preparing to set among a select apartment of gold 'and crimson clouds in the western horizon although for that matter the sun has a "right to "set" where it wants to, and so I might add. has a hen a manly Mormon, I say, tapped gently at tbe door of the late Reginald Gloverson'. " Is this the house of the widow Glover son ?" the Mormon asked. " It is," said Snsan. " And how many of her is she T' " There is about twenty of her, including me," courteously returned the fair Susan. " Can I see her ?" said the Mormon. " You can !" she replied. " Madam," he softly said, addressing the twenty disconsolate widows, " I have seen you before ! And although I have twenty five wives whom I respect and tenderly care for, I can truly say tbat I never felt love's holy thrill till I saw thee ! Be mine 1 be mine !" he enthusiastically cried, " and we will show tbe world a string illustration of the beauty and truth of the noble lines, only a good deal more so " Twenty-one souls with a single thought, Twenty -one hearts that beat as one." m m P0IS0HS IK DAILY USE. Ignorance often conceals a deadly weapon in our choicest articles of food, but selfish ness often conceals greater, Ifr manufac tures and commends poisons for others in manv temntinzlv discruiscd forms. 'Can dies, toys and cakes are ornamented or col ored with various poisons. (Arsenite of copper and carbonate of copper aro used in nowder to ornament cake green, or color candies.) The blending in various ways, in candies and on cakes, makes tbem attrac tive to the eve. but destructive to the health of those who use them. Cakes ornamented with colored dust, candies colored in such nice style, toys so highly attractive to child ren, cause decayed teeth, canker, intestinal inflamation, nauseating headache, choliy spasms, and often convulsions, uontection arv mav be nrenared without coloring ma terial, so as to be wholesome. Gay colors are made of poisonous material, that ought never to be introduced into food or drink. Wall paper, ornamented with beautiful green, pretty yellow and lively red, often diffuse, through' sleeping and sitting rooms, ao atmosphere impregnated with a poison sonous vapor that causes headache, nausea, dryness of the throat and tnoutb, cough, depressiod of spirits, prostration of strength,' nervous affections, boils, waterly swellings of the 'face, cutaneous affections and infla mations of the eyes. These occur in more serious forms in apartments that are not constantly and thoroughly ventilated. y Mr. Toby, the new President of the Hudson River Railroad, ia a millionaire. He is not yet forty years of ago.- He began life as a steamboat clerk with Commodore Vanderbilt. When he took his position the Commodore gave him two orders: first, to collect the fare of every body, and have no dead heads on the boat; second, to start tha boat on time, and wait for nobody. Tbe Commodore then lived or Staten Island. Toby obeyed the orders ao literally that he imlbwed fare of the Commodore on the first evening, and left him on the wharf the next morning, as tne Mas coma not wait. The Commodore ws coming down the wharf leisurely, and eupnoaed, of course, the boat would wait for him. He provsd.a an after Vaaderbilfa own .heart. He hMame his confidential agent aad broker. bought and sold Harlem, and made himeelf a fortune. amy A countryman walking along New York found hisptogrees stopped by a bam oade of limber, and he asked what it was for. '0, thif s to atop the yellow fever," was the reply. "Ebye often heard el tbe board of health, but I never.eew-ee before" -. - -. A CHILD asTTJTJE HUNT. ., When Christ wished to rebuke the self ish ambition of bis disciples he took a little child and ' set bin in. the midst of them." From tbat child they were taught a lesson of uaselnshaess and humility. So our Heavenly Father sets little child ren in our houses to be " our teachers," as well as be taught themselves. No home is complete without child-music to enliven it, and little faces to light up its apartments. Never was a cottage so humble, or so mea ger, but that it could be made cheerful by tne crow ana omrrup 01 imaut giaupcss. And we have seen a magnificent mansion that, with all its rosewood and velvet, its pictures and marbles, was yet sadly " emp ty.;" for no crib stood in its sumptuous chambers, and no child voice rang through lis loity nans. o uuuoo 10 --imuiouc-. house " until God in bis loving kindness sets a little ohild in the midst of it. Bear in mind that the little one is placed there to teach us as well as be trained themselves. What'lesaona they impart to ur, what exhibitions of our own faults, what spiritual discipline ! Tbey are sinless cherubs, or they would not teach so much ; we are not sinless Adams and Eves, or else we should not so much need to be taught. ' One of the first lessons they give us is patience a virtue that some of us are slow in acquiring, out wno can teacu 11 ueiier than a little helpless, dependent ana oiccn wayward child? Through long, wakeful nights the peevish little sufferer means, " Sear with me, mother : 1 Know no Det ter. I can't help it. I can't be any lighter to carry or any quieter under tbe dartings of pain's sharp needles. You 'must' 'bear with me.' " Every year is a year of added instruction. Is the youngster slow or dun over his books? Then be patient. If it is hard to get tbe truth in, it will be harder tb get it out. " Why do you ten tnat cnua the same thing a dozen times?" said the father of 'John Wesley to bis persevering mother. "Because' replied the shrewd woman, " all the other eleven times will go for' nothing unless I succeed at the twelfth." We do not know whether it requires more patience to get on with mecurial, quick tempered children, or with slow witted ones. Both require forbearance and careful hand ling. Both can drill us with patience. How pntient God is witb our wilful diso bedience, and ingratitude, and stubborness. Should we not be long-suffering towards the little tresspassers against parental law ? Children are more than teachers of pa tience and forbearance. They are house hold Mirrors to reflect our own faults, sometimes, too, our own graces. Believe it, oh parents ! that when God sets a child in the midst of us, he puts a looking-glass there to see ourselves in. Our vices are oftes to glare back hideous from the countenance and conduct of those who sin our sins over again, and " break out" with our moral infections. I once saw a mother weeping over the coffin of an infant who had died from a disorder communicated by herself! It was to me a type and a parable. When on the other hand, 1 have seen a godly-minded pair, looking with great joy on the child of their love as he came home with bis prize trom school, or Bnowea in. all his life at home that be was good and honorable, then I saw the mirror of child hood giving back the beautiful reflection of piety and grace. m m m MA80HIC GRAVES. In all ages the bodies of the masonic dead have been laid in graves dug east and west, with their faoes toward the east -This prac tice has been borrowed from them and adopted by" others, until it has become almost universal. It implies that when the great day shall come, and He who is Deatha conqueror shall give thesignahis 1UGUMU1B llUt 9UUI UISI VB DVVU tu .uu wno., that from the east He will make His glori ous approach ; will stand at the eastern margin of these graves, and with his mighty power thai' grasp if reaistably strong wbicb shall prevail-rwUl raise the bodies which are sleeping therein. We shall have been long buried, long decayed. Friends, relatives yea, our nearest and dearest, will cease to remember where they laid us. The broad earth will have undergone wondroue changes, mountains leveled, valleys filled. r The season will have chased each other in many a fruitful round. Oceans lashed iato fury by the gales of to day, will to-morrow have sunk like a spoiled child to their slumber. Broad "trees, with broader roots, will have interlocked them, hard and knotted as they are above onr ashes, as if to conceal- the, very fact of our having lived ; and tnen, alter centuries 01 .r a :n l.. rn-.i ... ... me, wey too, wiu u whw -pie of mortality and "long straggling with decay, at hut will have tottled down to join their, remains with ours, thus obliterating the lasf poor testimony that man' has ever lain here. So shallwe Jw lost to human sight. But the? eye of.GedievertheJees, wUlmark the spot, green with the ever lasting verdure of faith, and when the tram- Mfablaet shall ahake the hills to their vary base, onr astonished bodies will rise. imnoOad unward by an irresistible impulse and we shall stand face to nee witb oar Creator. . r 9 r- " maW Wfeyk by bridegroom worth more thaw a bride? A Jftenaae aba ie given away and be is fold, The author of tbisatrotitj determd to the rebels. fLEEP. There is no fact more clearly established in the physiology of man than this, that the brain expends its energies and itself during the hours of wakefulness, and that those are recuperated during sleep ; if the recuperation does not equal the expenditure the brain withers this is insanity. Thus it is tbat, in early English history, persons who were condemned to death by being pre vented from sleeping always died raving maniacs; thus it is, also, that those who are starved to death become insane; the brain is not nourished, and they cannot sleep. The practical inferences are these : 1. Those who think most, who do most brain-work, require most sleep. 2. That time-saved from necessary sleep is infallibly destructive to mind, body and estate. S. Give yourself, your children, your servants give all that are under you the fullest amount of sleep they will take, by compel ling them to go to bed at some early regu lar hour, and rise in the moment tbey wake; and, within a fortnight, nature, with almost the regularity of the rising sun, will unloose the Dands of sleep the moment enough repose has been secured for the wants of the system. This is the only safe and sufficient rule ; and as to the question how much sleep any one requires, each must be a rule for himself; great Nature will never fail to write it out to the observ er under the regulations just given. Satisfied with the Terms. -A certain good natured old Vermont farmer preserved his constant good nature, let what would turn up. One day, while tho black tongue prevailed in tbat State, one of bis men came in, bringing' tbe news that one of bis red oxen was dead. "Is he?" said the old man; he always was a breachy cuss. Take bis bide off and carry it down to Fletcher's ; it will bring tbe cash." An hour or so afterward, the man came back with the news tbat " liqeback ' and bis mate were both dead. "Are they?" said the old man ; " well, I took them of B to savo a bad debt that I never expected to get. It is lucky that it ain't the brindles. Take the bides down to Fletcher's ; they will bring the cash." ' After the Iapso of another hour the man came back to tell him tbat the nigh brindle was dead. " Is be V ssid tbe old man ; "well he was a very old ox. Take off his bide and send it down to Fletcher's ; it is worth cash, and will bring more than two of the others." Hereupon his wife, who was a very pious soul, taking upon herself the office of Elijah, reminded her husband very severely, and asked him if he was not aware that bis loss was tbe judg ment of heaven for his wiokedness. " It it?1' said the old fellow, "well, if they will talie the judgment in cattle, U u the easiest icay I can pay it." n m m m Josh Billings on the Draft. Josh Billings is out with an "official" on the draft He says : Widder wimmin and there only son, is xempt. provided the widder'a husband has already served two years in the war. and is willin' to go in again ; bleve the Spreme Cort has decided this forever. Once : If a man should run away with his draft, he probably would't ever be al lowed to stand the draft again ; this Inks sevear at first, but the moar you Ink at it the more you can see the wisdom into it. Once moarly: Xempts are those who have been drafted iato the Slait prizzen fur trying to get an honest livin by supportin 2 wives tu once and unsound on the goos ; also, all nuspaper corrispondints and fools in gioeral. Once moarly again: No substitute will be akcepted who is less than three or moar than ten feet high ; he must know how to chaw tobacker and drink poor wiskee, and mus'nt be afeerd of the itch nor tbe rebels. Moral character ain't required, as tbe Gov ernment furnishes tbat and rasbuns. Conclusively : A person can't be drafted more than twice in two places without his consent; but any man has a right to be drafted at least onct. I don't think even a writ of habeas corpus can deprive a man of this blcssid privilege. m WSf It is related of a certain New Eng land divine who flourished not many years ago, and whose matrimonial relations are supposed not to have been of the most agreeable kind, that one Sabbath morning, while reading to his congregation the para ble of the supper, in which occurs this "passage: "And another said, Thave brought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove tbem; I pray thee have me excused." And en other said. "I have married a wife, aad therefore cannot come," he suddenly paused at the end of this verse, drew off his spec tacles, and looked around on his hearers, said with emphasis: "The fact is, my brethren, one woman ean draw a man fur ther from the kingdom of heaven than five yoke of oxen." m m T Some idea .may be formed of tbe epstolary tendencies of the Army of the Potomac, from the fact tbat one hundred and twenty thousand army letters pass through the post office at Washington daily. A little girl, walking with her mother in a graveyard, readier one after another tbe praises ef those who slept beneath, said: "I wonder where they bury the eiantrs !" . MT It ie said that "the "ears" of the kettles ia which tbe male meat was eeoked at Vkkstmrg, have commenced growing. it Number 42. Some Tears airo a noor. penniless Mlvemtarer arrived at San Bernardino. His clothes were in rags and scant at that. His cheeks were hollow, aad bis eyes bad tne restless, fierce expression that is seen in ono rWIia?.aot-far a long time tasted food. The stranger' stopped at a farm house, and, after some hesitation, asked for a meal. Th mrtrXero. who was well to do in tho world, at oncagranted the request. Enter- ing into cenveisBHou wuu uc an &;, u found that he was endeavoring to make bis way to tbe mines, but miscalculating the expenses of tbe route, had found his means inadennata to bear him to his iourney's end. Tbe ranchcro was so impressed with his story that he voluntarily loaned tbe needy adventurer a sum of money to help bim to his destination. Time sped with its chances and change, and found the once prosperous ranchero despoiled or bis little property, seeking a precarious subsistence in can Francisco, and cettinu a livelihood with difficulty at that. Such was tho condition of his affairs, when, several weeks since, a fihnwv earriacre drove UD to the Door man's door. A riobly attired gentleman alighted therefrom. It proved to oe tne penniless adventurer whom the now reduced ranchero bad once so generously assisted. Luck had obanged with the former. He had mado some money in the jJacas bad traveled thence to Washoe, and, engaged in toe silver mines, had amassed, like many others once poor, a rapid fortune. He had como to invite bis benetactor, witn ms iamuy, 10 a ride for the purpose of taking a look at a neat cottage which he bad just been pur chasing in the suburbs. Tho party rodo forth in hich spirits. Tho morning was fine and the air exbilirating. In d jc limo they arrived at the cottage, which proved to be one of the neatest in the neighborhood; a lijou of a place, with old nooks and gablee and tbe cosiest furniture. When the visitors had satisfied thomselves with admiring everything there was to bt admired, and had partaken of a repast spread for the occasion, their entertainer turned to them and said : " It is not so long ago but that you must remember the destitue stranger who camo to your gate for wherewithal to satisfy the cravings of hunger, and whom you sent on his way rejoicing, with more money than be bad seen for a twelve month. I am tho stranger. With the proceeds of your gen erosity I reached the mines. Success crowned all my efforts. I was wealthy. I visited San Bernardino for the purpose of discharging my debt of gratitude, but you were not there. I sought you every whero and finally found you in your place of refuge, nearly as destitute as myself on the day when, overcome with hunger, I paused at your hospital threshold. My mission is accomplished. You have been pleased to admire this cottage. It i3 yours. Take it with all that it contains, and may Heaven enable you, my benefactor, to prosper as I have prospered !" To finish the story, the title deeds were placed in the hands of the astonished ran chero, and he is nt this moment comforably installed with his family in his new domi cile, the happiest of men. To Parents Newspaper. A child beginning to read becomes delighted with a newspaper, because he reads of names and things which ure very familiar and he will make a progress accordingly. A newspaper in one year (says Mr. Weeks) is worth a quarter's schooling to the child, and every father must consider that substantial infor mation is connected with this advancement. The mother of the family being one of its heads, and having armors immediate charge of children, she should be instructed. A mind occupied becomes fortified against the ills of life, and is braced for any emergency. Children amused by reading or study are, of course, considerate and more easily gov erned. How many thoughtless young men have spent their earnings in a tavern or a grog shop who ought to have been read ing ! How many parents who never spen twenty dollars for. books for their families would gladly have given thousands to reclaim a son or a daughter who had igno rantly and thoughtlessly fallen into temp tation. The Seven Thirties What are They ? We trust that a large portion of our readers have pondered the appeal of , Mr. Fesseaden, our new Secretary of the - Treasury. The purport of it is tbat the people of the United States, acting as a body through their agent, the Government, wish individuals to lend them two hundred mil lions of dollars for three years, at seven and tnree-tentbt per cent, annual interest pay able everv nx month. For this they offer Treasury notes, tbat is, "in reality, notes drawn and endorsee oy every man ia w country. The loan is wanted for a greet national purpose, to effect which, every man unless he oe a traitor at ueirt, u u .v ie solemnly pledged. J The appeal ia ad dressed not only to a few great capitalist, but also to the maoywhoae aggregate means constitute the mass of the wealth of the land.. The notes upon, which this loan is asked are from 150 upward. Every man L L.a OCA Mn Vlr.ar.ia tkia loan. Apart from pabnoismjwonuvdntj:y 2 all owe to weir cuwauy, miMni - as desirable as thisv ? - gftrlgneranoe and eeweeit are two ef the worst qualities to combat. It ia eeeier to dispute with a statesman than a hloskhend. - 7 J-r