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THE STAR OF THE NORTH.
$2 50 in Advance, per Anuan. ft. U. JAC03Y, Publisher. Truth and Right Clod and our Country. i BLOOMS BURG. COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1865. NUMBER 21. Volume ig. 1 .1 0 YHE STAR OF THE NORTH is published tf ear wedncmmt bt WM. II. JACOBY, Hffire nri Stain St. irrt Snnnrft hilnw Market TEKMS:-Two Dollar and Fift, Cen.a Hn advance. II not paid till lb end of the TTear, Three Dollars will be charged. No subscriptions taken for a period less Hhan six months ; no discontinuance pemit- ted until all arrearages are paid unless at the 'option of the editor 7 A terms of advertising will be as follows: t)ne square, eight lines, one lime, SI 00 Every subsequent insertion, ..... 25 One square, three months, .4 50 One year, . . . 10 00 f From The Okio Crisis." Do Cay ob Ce Jubilee am Come ! J. S. Rock, colored, of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, was yesterday, on motion of Senator Sumner, admitted an at torney and counsellor iu the Supreme Court of the United States .Washington Constita tlonal UniontmFtb. ilk. Chase on de bench, nigger at the bar. Go away, white man, what you doin' dar? Co away, white man, de nigger's ,zot his day, He:s gwine to talk plain, an' here what he 1 '."say.- . ' - Long he tried for his rights an' he's gwioe to hab 'em, too, He'a'gwine to hab em all just like you. Chase on de bench, Digger at de bar, Go away, white man, what you do.in' dar? De nigger's not a fool he knows what's been done, De rights ob hi race, all and ebery one, Are de right dat's supreme in dis here na tion now, . An' de white mao mns' own 'era w'.d bis mosiobesanl bow ! Chase on de bench, nigger at fe bar, - Go away, white man, what yon doiu'dar? De rule ob de whites most com to a close. For de ni"xer am supreme as ebervbodv knowa. Hit blood am de best,snd bis head's de most I, .. . : An' de whitman de mark must be toeing ll" a,,ainJ- Neither anticipated that - . , the cause of the conflict might cease, even Chase on de bench, bigger at de bar , . , a ., .. . ,, Goaway. white man, wa. you doio' dar? efore, ,he cufl,ct ,Uelf 6hou,d ase.- ! Each looked for an easier triumph and a De nigger knows bia place knowa what ! result less fundamental and astounding. he's sayng, A new law he'll make, a new rule be faying, De law da, hell make my gib some white folks pain, But who'll 'jec: to dat uf it's for de nigger's gain ! -Chafe on de bench, nigger at d bar, Go away, white man, you's got uo busi ness dar ! De law dat he'll make, and de reason's . plain enough. Is to make for de President some able brud ' der coff, Ad' when de brodders fixed in de big cheer ob State, De white trash will own de nigger's mighty great ! Chase on de bench, nigger all around, Hoi' your moul. white man, di am nig ger ground I air. Lincoln Bclnaagnraled. Washington, March 4, 1865. The inauguration ceremonies are over President Lincoln has for tbe second time formally entered upon tbe great responsi bilities ot "bia office The following is an account of the ceremonies. t The morning was dark and gloomy. It rained in torrents. Tbe street were a' sluice of mud. The procession formed on Sixteenth street, near Pennsylvania avenue, hortly before II o'clock, and notwithstand ing the rain Morm.the streets were thronged by the people. At about .11 o'clock the procession commenced moving toward tbe Capitol from the corner of Sixteenth street ad Pennsylvania avenoe. The military scort consisted of several bands of mraic, j 4wo' regiments of the Invalid Corps, aj squadron of cavalry, a battery of artillery, i -na iotr companies ot colored troops. ... The ceremonies of tbe inaugaraiion were . omewbat delayed by tbe storm of the ,-. , '. ... . merning, and the detention of Mr. Lincoln ' -.... . ' t a in tne executive inambef signing bills, i They took- place in the Senate Chamber. j A faw rainotes before twelve o'clock the : facial procession began to file into the : chamber." First came the members of the eapreme toon, wno were seated on the.; 'rigbi cf the .Vice President' chair. - Sooa r aller Mr. Lincoln entered, escorted by Vice "Tzeuiitf Hamlin, and followed by the , members of the Cabinet, the chiefs of the -diplomatic corps, officer of the army and navy who have received the thanks of Con gress, Governors, etc., in the order named 4n 'th programme of proceedings, all ef ' whom were appropriately seated. In a few minutes Vice President Hamlin briefly and feelingly bid farewell to tbe Senate a it presiding officer. He was -followed by Mr. Johnson, Vice President 'elect, ia a speech remarkable onlf for it incoherence, which brought a blush to the -cheek of every Ssoator and official of the Governraeat wno was present. Tbe oath 'f oSce as Vice President wa then ad- niiiistared to Mr. Johnson, and the Senators ,'eet ta the Thirty-ninth Congreis were ewora ini after which the official prooes ron was formed and proceeded to the plat forra ia front of the 'portico of the eastern 'front ef the Capitol, where the ceremouy of 4he inauguration of the President eluct was eoccladed. The appearance ef Mr. Lin col a, on the .plitf-rra was the sijaal for a trerxiendoa oa:bam cf cheers. , When the tunault snb- eidsd, the Preside ct stepped forws.rd and ftelirersi bia inacgura! address. , - y ' The PrtsiJant ssii s ' r::u ,7 Cctktetjjs : At . this seccai ; tial office, there is less occasion Tor an ex- f tended address than there wai at the first. f Then a statement norr.e what in detail of a t ...... . . . . course to oe pursued seemea very nuing j and ProPer; Now' a ,ho "P" f J8ar. dur,nS wh,cl PubI,c declarations I have been constantly called forth on every j pojDt and pDa8e of lhe great contest which ! still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation , little that is new could be presented. The progress of our arrasupon which all else chiefly depends is as veil known to the public as to myself ; and it is, 1 trust, treasonably satisfactory and encouraging to ajl. With high hopes for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured. On the occasion corresponding te this four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it ; all sought to avoid it. While j the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to sav ing the Union witbonl war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it with out war seeking to dissolve tbe Union and divide the effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war ; but one ot them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally ofer tne Union, but localized in the South. em part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. .All knew that this interest was somehow ibe cause ol the war. To strengthen, perpetuate and ex'end this interest was tbe object for which the insurgents would rend the Union by war, while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial eu- ! largement of it. Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has al- Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against tbe other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assist t ance in wringing their bread from the seat of other men's faces ; but let us judge not, that we be not jud-ed. The prayers of bo;h should net be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. i The Almighty has His own purposes. Woe unto to the world because of offenses, for it must needs be that ofleases come ; but woe to that man by whom the offense comeih, If we shall suppose that American slavery one ot these offenses which, in the Drovidence ol God, must needs come, but which, having continued through Hi ap pointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and Sooth this terrible war as the woe due to thone by wbnm the offense came shall we discern there is any departure from those Divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him ? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that, this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass awaj. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the (ash 6hall be raid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said that the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. s With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God give us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind op the nation's wound, to care for him who shall K, . , ,,! . f . . - , I oave borne the battle and for bis widow ' j . , ,. .. , i and orphans ; to do all which may achieve . K - . .and cherish a lasting peace among our- anrt ;,K m ,;., ' selves and wttn all nations. THE 6CBSEQUENT PROCEEDING. At the conclusion of the proceedings on tbe platform, tbe procession was reformed, and the newly inaugurated President, with : Vi'im ntlAnianta oraa apnrlpri In tha Whilt pooge ,. , h Is estimated that from thirty to forty thousand persons were present notwith standing the depth of mud in which the main portion of the crowd were obliged to stand. Tbe President's reception this evening was a tremendous jam. All the nobodies ot the country were there. It took two boars to ride from the gate to the White House door, and as much longer to get to the East Room. All the arrangements were abominable. The President shook hands with everybody and said, "How do yoo do 1 Fred. Douglass, another negro and two negro women were in the East Room and marched about with the rest of the company. Greasing Dishes, griddles, &.c, for cook ing is done most easily with a swab made by winding a strip of clean cotton cloth on tbe end of a stick, and fasteuing it with twine Dried Apples may easily be removed from strings by cutting the knots at the ends, and soaking the fruit in water a short time. Such fruit should always be washed clean before cooking. To Cleis Bottles. Partly: fill tbe bottle with soap suds, drop In one or two dozen tacks, or some small tails, and shake ! - "n t K-T: ' bi ,lt, j A RECORD. ' Fourteen years ago ! I was bnt a child then. As I take up this package ot letters, and scan the consents; the warm expres sions of friendship, the artlessness, the bold confession : it all comes back to me, like a faJed Pure restored by the hand of a con- ning artit, and all the familiar associations; the pleasant companionship, the freedom from rare, which were mine when these lettiers were written ! He was my first love. Two years my senior ; and I thought him the most perfect specimen of boyhood I had ever seen. I was very proud wKen he first noticed me ; and his manners were always so gentleman ly. I was never asbarned of being met by any of my triends when 1 was in his compa ny. He attended school some distance from home ; arid during the week 1 was sure to receive a letter ; and on Saturdays a beautilul bouquet, which he brought me himself. The letters I have kopt. Mauy a time I have threatened to deotroy them; and yet they are such pleasant reminders of the "days of my youth." that 1 have retrained from the deed. I had but one brother ; and he, being brought up among the girls, was shy and awkward ; and younger, according to his years, than was my friend, who had been much from home ar.d in society. Of course Robert was my model, and brother John'- ."gaucheries" excessively annoying, when compared with the former's ease and abandon. I was cooilanlly fret tin at him; lor I loved my brother so well, I was anxious be should be . as near pertec tion a. it was p"o-ible for human nature to attain. But I fretted to no purpose. John was boyish and rough; and bojish and rough I was afraid he would ever be. 1 couIJ not then discern tbe diamond under its rough exterior. Time wore on, and Robert left school, and having no tact lor a profession, entered a store. How grand I felt ! I bave no doubt I was the architect of buildiags enough had they been of lets airy fabrics to have furnished a village. At thifr lime my elder sisters were receiv ing company, and the idea of having Robert call on me in the evenings, when others were in the room, was almost too much, for my shy, sensitive nature. I well remember the first call be made. I could not say one word ; my conversa tional powers seemed suddenly , to have left me. Father enierained him ; but when Robert and I stood in lhj door together, my tongce was looier:ed. It was awkward, however, at the best ; and, because I had a nervous drnad of making myself ridicu lous, I determined, as it were, to put au end to the beginning. When next we mat I was cool and dis tant. I suppose he was surprised at first, then fldncied he had offended me, and in a few days be brought me a letter. I met him at (he door. What" poae-ed me I do uo! know, but I did not ask him in, and he left me, looking sad enough. I read the letter ; it was most conciliator ry ; he begged pardon if he had wounded my feelings in any way, hoped for a recon ciliation, aud closed with, "yours till death, 1 hope," as tbougii he bad a doubt if we were ever to be as we had been. I was too proud to tell him the truth ; and then commenced the struggle. I never - thought to give him up entirely. I meant we should be friends ; but in trying to sup press love a Iktle, I killed it outright ; .and so ended the romance of my youth. Fourteen years ago! We are neither of us married ; we have met and passed as strangers. And my brother ? I wish yon cool d see the two, and contrast (hem now. I had heard ol Robert as being very dissipated, and yet in all these years I -had never met him when he was other than a gentleman. But a few Sabbaths ago, as I sal by the window, I saw two men advancing, and one was endeavoring to support the steps of lhe other ; and that other was Robert, in a state ef beastly intoxication. How sad it made me feel; and yet I could not take my gaze from him as long as he remained in sight. 1 turned to my noble brother, the light of our home ; all I could wish, more than I anticipated oh, I' could have hugged him to my heart. Was there anything for me to regret?. A Beautiful' Reflection. Bolwer elo quently ays : "I cannot believe that earth is. man's abiding place. Itcanr.ot be tbatour life is cast op by the ocean of eternity to float a moment upon its waves, and then sink into nothingness ! Else why is it thai the glorious aspiratious which leap like angels from the temple ot our hearts, are forever marching about unsatisfied ? Why is it that the stars who hotd their festivals around tbe midnight throne, are set above the grasp of oor limited faccllies, forever mocking us with their unapproachable glory ! And finally, why is it that the bright forms of human beauty are presented to our view, and then taken from us, leaving the thousand streams of our affections flow back in Alpine torrents spon our beans? We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth ; there is a realm where the rain bow never fades where tbe stars will be "spread before cs like islands thai blumber on the ocean and where the beings that pass before as like shadows will stay in our pres ence forever. Forty barrels of tar and seven or eight barrels of turpentine are now manufactured weekly in Freedom,' N. H., from old jrine Tbe Ids and Oats of Patrimony. Young gentlemen who indulge in connu bialism often see a great deal in a very lit tle time. In this particular school lhe very dullest people rapidly take on new ideas. A case in illustration was heard on Satarday before Alderman Welding;. A young gen tleman we will call him Mr. Wilkins had recently reaped the harvest of a protracted courtship in the shape of a marriage certifi cate and a good . looking damsel in cherry colored lips and six-and three quarter kids. Shortly after the wedding day a collector called upon Mr. Wilkins with a "little bill" of fifteen dollars for sundry back-combs, handkerchiefs and other elcAeas purchased by the bride in order to render herself as stunning as possible on the evening she ad jured '.he name of Jones in favor of the pa tronymic of Mr. Wilkins. As the collector appeared a model of pa tience, Mr. Wilkins received bill, looked at bill, and allowed he "knew nothing about it." He called Mrs. Wilkins. "Angelina, my love, what is this ? Here's a bill for Miss Angelina Jones." "Why, ducky, that's me." "Possible?" "Yes, my dear. I quite forgot to gl money from ma to pay it with." "Well, as ma has gone to Chicago, and as I have no'hing to do with it, the man must wai;." Mr. Wilkins so informed the collector, and immediately closed the front door, leaving collector -to stand upon the side walk. As we get this from the collector himself, it must be as be says. Collector, however, knew a little about the law. It is said that necessity knows no law. This is all bumbug. ' Collectors re ceive a percentage for collecting bills.. He felt a necessity fpr his money, and results proved that he knew a gooJ deal of law. He immediately entered suit against Mr. Wilkins for his wife's debt. Tbe hearing came off as we bave said, on Saturday morning, before Alderman Welding. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins appeared in person. Collector proved the deb", Mrs. Wilkins was too lady-like to deny it. Mr. Wiikins, of course, followed copy, but claimed that because he married a set of rippling curls and a pointed bodice it was no reason why he should pay for getting them op. Alderman Welding, :o le surprise ot Mr W ilkins, produced a volume of Pur don's digest, and prove to the contrary. He pointed out old decisions, established pre cedents, that a citizen in marrying a lady a!o marries her debts. Much as he would like to rule to the contrary, Alderman Wel ding said it was impossible, and judgment mus: be entered against Mr. Wilkins for the debt and the costs of the enii. Mr. Wiliciiis was too well bred to express surprise, but he looked like a 6chonl boy after a leson in EticliJ. Tne proposition was demonstrated, and mupt be correct, but to comprehend the reasoning was another matter. ,lle accordingly pact the bill and the costs, amounting lo a trifle over twerity dollars, and left the office with the air of a man who has acquired sudden knowledge. Another case illustrative of the same idea whs heard by Recorder Eneu on lh same day. A diminutive German we will call him Mr. Kraut, entered complaint that his wife had beaten him in a manner literacy merciless. He unswathed his bead from the bandages sorronrdmg it, exhibiting the marks of a broom handle administered with no feeble unction. Mrs. Kraut wa arrest ed. She stood full six teet high, wiih breadth of shoulder and length of arm in doe proportion. Tbe husband rei;eramd bis affidavit. The woman made no defence, and the magistrate fined her for intoxica tion. As she didn't pay the fine, the officer motioned her to follow him to priion. She obeyed the order. "What you goin' to do ?'' aked Kraut. 'Take that woman lo prison." 'Take her to prison ?' "Certainly." "Who dake care of der baby." Don't know; suppose yon must take care of it yourself " "But I can't. I goes now to mine vork." "Well, if somebody don't pay her fine she most be locked op." "Und must I get knocked into der cellar by mine vife, nnd my bead broke,' und den turn aroundt und pay for it ?" "Somebody must." Mr. Kraut said something that sounded like profanity- He dropped five dollars and ten tears, the former on the desk of the re corder, tbe latter upon the floor, and de parted with his wife, plunged in profound wonder at the curiosities of the law. As we said before, people indulging in matrimony often learn a great deal by a very short course of study . North American. An Affecting Incident A story is told of tbe colonels of two regiments engaged at Mission Ridge. They had been class mates and rhums at Watervilie College, Maine, but when the war broke out one .went with the South and the other remain ed true to the Union. They were both mor tally wounded in this battle and after the fight was over a mutual friend found them lying side by side on the battle field with their right hands clasped, and both dead. They had evidently recognized each other after being wounded, and the old ties of friendship had asserted their supremacy, and together their spirits had pased into tbe eternal world. Side by side, in tbe same grave, they sleep their last sleep. DISAPPOINTMENT. I; BT MRS. S. H. FDRAiASt. It is midnight, drear and starless, . Winds are bleak and chill, .And Pve lost the little pathway Leading to the hill, Where Hope's golden flowers at sunset Gleam 'd so beautiful. 1 bad watched their radiant petals Till ihey seemed so near ; I had thought to pluck tbe treasures Ere ibe shadows drear, Had obscured the glorious visioa, ' 'With its light and cheer. But, alas 1 the way grew longer, Though I sped so fast ; Suddenly the storm-cloud rising, All the sky o'ercast, And among the tangled brambles O'er me sweeps the blast. Thus I'm in this lonely valley, Chil'd and sore disrnay'd ; Not one friendly star is gleaming Through tbe dreadful -bade, And the wailings of the tempest Make my heart afraid. Watching, s;i!l, but vpw irJ look ing For the dawn of day ; With my feet thorn-pierced and bleeding In the gloom asiray, And the fragile flowers that lured Tne Swept away ! MMMMIM"M1M'M1''BMBI'Bss''sssaaMaaMiaaBaMB - "kV'nATad d absurd eccet.tricty of for tone it is," exclaimed a we II 'dressed and good looking young gentleman by the box-stove ot a,dirty bar room in Petroleum Ceuter, one bitter winter evening, "that a clod of lhe earth, a vulgar blackguard, like that fellow who has just gone out, aud that fellow mating yonder, should be allowed such a moiihtrous preponderance of green backs over you and I, who are at least gen tlemen, and know wht money is. I sup pose, now, that each of these fellows is worth over three hundred thousand dollars a piece." :The devil I" "It is so. nevertheless. One has made ii through the chance of his having owned some land, with the cunning sense to hang on lo it until it sold for a fortune. The oth er has made it God knowa how ! What God permitted them lo make it for I don't know." . "Nor I." "You see," purced the young gentle man, lashing himte!f gradually into a white heat of indignation, " the-e miserable wretches havn:t ibe slightest idea of what their mone ia fur. What do they know aboo spending money ? They hang around br-roorn. uriiA wbUkv, and treat. Some of them are too Mir.gy to do that. Perhaps they have bought their slovenly wives a new calico dress, or their dirty-laced brats a pair of shoes ; trie brats bad a hanged siht rather go bare-foot, I'll warrant. May be they're invested in a 'Sunday go-to-meeiin' suit of- broadcloth for themselves ; or, likely; ona of them that cur yonder looks like it has been gettit'g himself a 'fast hosi.' Ten to one this is all. Vou go where Ibey live if you want to gel a sick stomach. Pigs oughl to have a better sty. You'll find them some of them farmers who have owned and made money out ol this land living, eating, and sleeping in the carne log fchaoiie and board cabins where they bave lived since Ihey were born. Their muddy boots sme'l bad beside the stove. Their greay coats aud trows ers are hong up against tbe foul walls ol the only apartment kitchen, dining room, parlor, bed room, wood shed ever) thing. A faded colico curtain is drawn, aside, ready to fall at ncht, let us hope in Heav en's name, io hid lhe cakednecs that the ragged quilts upon the bed beyond would be certain io reveal. Their very daughters their 'gals ' untaught in the alphabet and told of nothing ouistde the nous-e aud barn beod their skinny figures over a big cook stove and serve up 'vitdes' to the workmen about .these wells. If money is given to men for good, what have such creatures got bold of it for? Do they make themselves better for it, happier for it, fitter to associate with and learn common decen cy from tbeir betters ? Do they serve (heir kind or their country in any way with it ? For, remember, it is not they who have as sisted in the development of the country. The soil between these hills might bave been as barren as a spinster of seventy years, to,day, for all Ihey would have known or cared. It's an absurdity." Long Dresses i! We do not see one lady in ten walking the streets," says a ventur ftome cotemporary, "wiihout a constant fidetting wiih the long skirts of her dress. Some pin them up at regular spaces, giving them a very rumpled appearance ; others wear 'pages,' or an elastic cord just below the waist, pulling up the dress just as our grandmothers used to do when thty went, to scrub the kitchen ; others frantically seize (he side breadth holding them in fiont, havicg the appearance of a desperate de teimination of sitting down the first oppor tunity. Some walk on, letting their dress bang, are suddenly brought upon the front breadth stumble, flounder, pull op and try it again. Now all ibis could be avoided. Modesty and respect for the opinions of mankind demand a reformation in this mat ter. If ladies would only put a -quarter of a yard less in the length of tbe dresses, they wools save tne amount tne cooes cost, and Treatise en the new Constitution. The arbitrary violence of tbe times tas seldom been better hit off than in the an nexed dark illustration : A MILITARY NECESSITY. 'Why, Pompey, is dat you dressed op in sojer clothes so smart ?" "Yes, Pete, 1'se enlisted.' "Well, den, Pomp, 1 wants to ax yoo jest one ting befo you go. Wal's dis I hear about military necessity ? Wat's it mean ?" "I'll splain it to yon right off. Gi'me your knife fust." "Dar it am." "Berry, well. Now, am you a loyal man, Pete ?" "1 specs I is." "Lucky 'for yoo. Now, law am one ting and military necessity am anoder. I's a sojer. War times now wid me. 1 got your knife because it am a military neces sity, I want it. The law can't touch me for takin' it. You touch roe and you am opposed to military necessity, aud you go to For; La Faugbyet." "Why, dat's my knife !" - ' "No. It am confiscated by ' military ne cessity. In time of war de Army and de Government takes all dey want property, slabes, and all tings bekase dey want it to help kerry on de war. In peace der am no such military necessity, and they couldn't do it, but now, if dey am opposed, dose who opposes am Rebels, bekase dey oppose de interest of lhe whole kentry. I am in dat interest, being, a 6ojer. I keep your knife fur military necessity ; you ob jeck and you're a Secessionist at once. So be keerful. Wut say ?" "I say, lake de knife and be dam ! I don'i want to go to Fort Laughyet !" "Den you sufficieutly understand bout military necessity ?" "I does now, dat's a fack.'' 1 "Well dar! I ollurs tougbt yon was loy al ; ho good bye, Pete ; de Gineral wants to see me." "Good bye, Pomp; but when de war is ober bring back my knife." Effect of Laziness A lazy boy makes a lazy man just as sure as a crooked sap pling makes a crooked tree. Think of that, my little lads. Who ever saw a boy grow op in idleness that did r.ot make a lazy, shiftless vagaboud when he was old enough to b a man, though be was not a man in character, unless he had a forture left him to keep up appearances ? The great mass of thieves, paupers, and crim nals have come to what they are by being brought up to do nothing useful. All those who are good men now, and useful to the comma nity, were industrious when they were boys. If you do not like to work now, a love fur industry can boon be acquired by habit. So, my little reader, I want you to look around at once for-something to do, in doing which you can benefit somebody Shun idleness us you would the evil one. The Supreme Court of Michigan, an Ab olition concern, has decided that the sol diers voting law is unconstitutional. We wonder if the loyal abolition press will de nounce them as Copperheads ? Hardly. The Vermont courts, also "loval," have de cided the nine way. We respectfully in vite an opinion from the denouncers of Judge Woodward, on this subject. A bounty jumper deserter from Gallop's Island, Boston Haibor, la-t week by un loosening his irons. A girl who visited him had a key made which fitted the pad lock of tbe irons. When she kissed him at parting tbe managed to transfer the key from her mouth into his without being de tected. Signs that Failfu. We all remember tbe story of the inn-keep'r who became proud as be prospered, aud taking down his sign of the Ass, put op a portrait of George IV. in its place. His neighbor im mediately raised the cast off effijy, and "in ibis siijn he conquered " The first landlord, alarmed at the increasing popu larly ol his rival, and understanding the cause, wrote underneath the grim visage of his Majesty : "This is the real Ass." But a more ludicrons incident of the kind is just now told of the good Bishop Landaff. He took up his abode near tbe bead of Lake Veuoermere, where the principal inn had been known as the Cock; but the landlord by way of compliment to his distinguished neighbor, substituted the Bishop as the sign. An inn keeper close by, who had frequently envied mine host of the Cock for hia good fortune iu securing a consid erable preponderance of visitors, took ad vantage of the change, and attracted many travelers to his house by putting up the sign of the Cock. Tbe landlord with the new sign was much discomStted at seeing many of bis old customers deposited at his rival's establishment ; 6o by way of remedy, be put op ia large red letters under the por trait of the Bishop: "This is the old Cock." The new Confederate conscription act ex empts "one editor, for each newspaper which was published at the time of the pas sage of the act, and such practical printers and pressmen as said editor may certify ou oath to be indispensable to the publication of such newspaper." Davis is more clever to the fraternity than 'Fatber Abraham." Jeffkrson says that some men imagine that came into the world booted and spurred by the grace of Cod, and we may add, that, if they don't behave themselves they de- Tbe Scccfusfnl Mechanic. Many years ago a yeung man, a heuse painter by trade, went to Savannah to start in business for himself. He took a. shop, hung out his sign, and Iooksd for customers; but none came. There appeared to be painters enough in the place already and his prospects looked dark. Wbal should he do ? Give it op, return to the North, and work as a journeyman again ? He was not that kind of a man. If customers wol'd. not come lo him he would go to them. Early one morning, with overhalls on, and paint pot and brushes in hand allready for work, he star ed out, uud walked briskly through the principal streets, as though in baste to commence a days wora which, indeed he was. Presently a gentleman slopped him with . "I see yon are a painter." "Yes, sir." "Do you do business on your own ac count ?" "Yes sir." "When can you do some work for me?" Most men would have answered right away, but our friend was more shrewd and replied "Probably in a week or so." "But I want' it done immediately." "I would like to accommodate you, and will try to ; I will send a mao by day after to-morrow, or I will come myself.'-' ,Of course he went himself, and fonnd a long and profitable job on the gentleman' plantation, which he completed so well that others noticed it, and were glad to em ploy him; and in a short time be was at the head of lhe largest business of the kind in Savaunab. Ha has since changed bis busi ness and were we permitted to naxe him, he would at once be recognized as the Prin cipal of one of the most imponant manu facturing establishments in this country. Remember boys that he owed his success lo perseverence, shrewdness (not cunning, but careful thought,) and faithfulness. If von miss a train yoo don't bave to wait for it and that's a comfort. A man can't be old but once, and that's a consolation. Human existance hinges upon trifles what is beauty without soap ? A person etould be just before he 1 generous. Men slip on water when it is frozen and on whisky when it isn't. Why is necessity like a great many law yer t Because it knows no law. Some ladies use paint as fiddlers do ros into aid them in drawing a bean. The gentlemen of lhe law. are generally accounted grave people, yet smiles are a common thing at the bar. We love onrselve notwithstanding oor faults and we ought io love our friends in like manner. Ladies, yoo should, bave an affection for whales ; you are chiefly boned ol their bone. If you haven't a dollar in yonr pocket no cue can rob you of it aad that's a con solation. If a lover finds a pleasant note from his sweetheart stuck into his keyhole, it Js a key-hole to his heart. It is often a pretty good matrimonial firm that consists of three quarters wile and one (uarter husband. If a woman is truly beautiful let not ber. beauty be made dim by tbe flash of diamonds. Model wives formerly took a stitch in time , nsw, with tbe aid of sewing ma chines, they take a stitch in no lime. "Henriktta," said a landlord to his new girl, "when there's bad news from" Wash ington, or any bad news, particularly pri vate htlliciions, always let the boarders 1 know it Before dinner. It may aeem strange, Henne ta, but such little thine make a great difference io eating ioth course of a year. A Detroit paper mentions the arrest of a woman itl that city, "with nothing on her person but a love letter and an ambrotype." Katber a poetical aad picturesque costume. . The young lady who lost the little pink J bow from her jockey-hat, has found a big Is crown one under a beaver. "Mother, can't I go and have my daguer reotype taken V "No my child, I guess it isn't worth while." "Well, yoo might let me have a tooia pulled, 1 never go anywhere." "Tom Thcmb" and bis family have at last gone to Paris. The general becama disgusted on account of the poblic exhibi tion in England o a new fat boy a little chap only ten jears old, and already nearly five feet high, and weighing about two hun dred and sixty pounds. A Man noted for bis calmness and a scolding wife, was one night stopped in the woods by a pretended ghost. "1 cant stop, my friend," said he. "If you are a man, must request yon to get out of the way, and let me pass If yoo are the devil, corn's along and tike supper, for 1 have married yoar sister. , What was Pharoah's objection lo Mos ? He found him more plague than prophet. A man came into a printinj: rj(T:ceio bej a paper. "Because" said 'mlitsn: