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I. Ch &OULD, Editor and Proprietor, " PLEDGED- BUT TO flqTH, TO LIHERTY ' " L' AND LAW. 81,50 PER ANNUM, IN ADVAN'CE. VOLUME XIII. - EAT0r, PEEBLE CpXTY, 0. JAN. 8, 1857. NUMBER 1. ' 'i ' , ; jrii.j Poetical. Poetical. My Mother's Bible. Ta Tlus bok Urttlhat'a left mc noir Tear ttHlKbMldt n start; 0iith falteri lips and thrubbiug brow, I prusjit to tny heart. V!-afTforaUflis pnst, gFl W faiSl j- trc e : ';ty miner's li irxl-this llibl clasped, 6Ue, aytag, gaVc it me. Ah, well do I rcmemoer tlio tWMJ iame iuot recoiMiJ Deir , lose liTing still ! My father read this holy book To brothers, sifters dear; How calm was my mother's loolc, Who learned Uod's word to hear! Her atogel face 1 Pec it now ! What thrilling memories come! Ajrain that little primp is met. Wit-in the wallsof home. Thou truest friend man ever knew. Thy constaney ITe tried ; Wheu all wis false, I f-iind thee true, My counsellor and pu:de. The mines af earth no treasures give, That could tins volume buy ; In teaching me the way to live. It taught me how to die ! 10 i i ii i 1 i ill mm m i i 5' - Here arc th e y Miscellaneous. THE CHIEF'S DAUGHTER. A curious story is related of the "fierce wars and faithful loves" of the Indians. It is connected with one of the immens-' mounds which give so stri king a peculiarity to the onirics. A few years since, at the base of this mound a chief resided, whose young daughter was a girl of uncommon beau ty, and this beauty was but the external manifestation of a pure and noble spir it. As a matter of course, she had ma ny admirers among the young braves of her nation. 11 . . ii-. . arts ot a coiiuette: and loving one anion - ,; - ,i , ' ,. . P i ., . s H.1 ll.llllitJ U.S lU'UH 111.' not to let, her preference be known, not only to the Young Eagle that won her heart, but also to those whose suit she hid rejected ' Among the rejected Suitors, one alone so lam ii io neait as 10 ucsire revenge. He, the Prowling Wolf, was filed "enmity though he manifested no desire ' ftn I:,!,! it to lv.vr !. to .Vsiro r,.vo..o for open violence. Both these yonng men were brave, both skillful in the use r , . i .. . i i ... oi weapons, which, Far away m the but- ,. , i- a ,. ! falo plains, had sometimes been used m i -i t 1 t :i ' ..... v. i ... . , battle: but while x oung ISasle was no- ii , - ,;. i i I m ' swayed by i. i -i. : i . I Midi uiuii impulses a young savage I may feel, the Wolf was reserved, dark I and sullen; and his naturally lowering; brow seemed, af.er the maiden had re-! fitsed him, to settle into a habitual BCOwL The friends of tlie Young Ea- g'.e feared for his safety. He. however, ! Was too happy in the smiles of his cho bod bride, to trouble himself concerning the eumitv of another, especially when , he knew himself to be an eijua! in strength and skill. The happy couple were in the habit of meeting at the top of the mound Young Bagle armed with a revolver he had received from a while. One sum mer evening, just as the moon was up. Young Eagle sought the top of the mound for the purpose of meeting his future bride, for iheir marriage was agreed upon, and the appointed day was near. One side of this mound was a na ked rock, which for thirty feet or more iilinnct i-i.-viii.n il i-ii 1 -i r .l:'-t fill tile ..r.i.:. .'::.... : ' c, A by it a large, flat sandstone rocK forms a convenient seat for those who would sur- ver the vallev. while a lew uusnes are. scattered over a part of the crest f the' mound. On this rock Young Eagle sat him down to await the maiden s coming. In a few minutes the bushes rustled near him, and rising, as though to mee! her, a tomahawk flashed by his head, and the next instant he was in the arms of a strong man, and forced to the brink of the precipice. The eyes of the two met in the moonlight, and each knew rfhat the struggle was for life. Pinioned as his arms were by the other's grasp, the Eagle frustrated the first effort of his foe, and then a desperate wrestle followed in which each was thoroughly maddened. The grasp of the Wolf was broken, and each instantly grasping his adversary by the throat with the left hand, sought his weapon with the right the one his knife, the other his revol ver. In the struggle the handle of the knife of the Wolt had been turned in the girdle, and missing it in the first "grasp, ere he could recover his grasp. the revolver was at his breast, and a Umllet through his heart. One flash of shatred from the closing eyes, and the Minn of the dying warrior relaxed; and fas the body sank, the Young Eagle hurled it over the precipice, and in his wrath fired bullet after bullet into the corps, as it rtilled heavily down; and this not satisfying his revenge, he ran around and down the moaud and tore off the scalp of his foe. There had been no witness of this combat, for the young girl did not ar rive till its termination, when her lover was scalping the victim. His life was therefore in imminent danger from the nstiec of the tribe, and the Young Ea gle knew his only chance was to stand upon his defense. His chance arose from tb custom of the Indians, that it ;the murderer -escaped the blow of the avenger cf blood - the nearest relation ! : I I t . ; 1 I ! ! i ; ' ' ; J i i ; : ! . . t . ,, : , . . w':tMJj3:!-s tu:'!u'; '""1 1 "S1 J11 m to t,ic J.5"lfc" t of the victim1 the family were1" at liber ty to accept a ransom for their kinsman. The Young Eagle at once took his reso lution, sustaiued by an advice- of his friends. - Completely armed, he took possession of the top of the mound, which jfjis so shaped that while he was himselF concealeu, no one coulct np- proach-him by the bay without being exposed to the fire; and he "had two de- I voted and skillful allies, which, togoth- er with his position, rendered him far; more than a match fur his single adver sarv, the avenger of blood tlie brother Wolf. These litre ajKftTon. he,, imI.ToHi-'- anting companion, and which had guarded him many a night when sleep ing on the prairies. The srirl had in her veins the blood of ;ind sho nnnili'il not. Indian heroes. Phc demanded with lofty enthusiasm to be made his wife, and then acquained with every stratagem of savage war, and with even faculty sharpened by affection and her husband's danger watched, and warned and shielded him with every art that the roused spirit could suggest, and which could be safely practiced. The brother of the Wolf prowled about the fortress night and d the day time, to ascend the mound Far enough for action, would be to place himself, helpless and without care, with-I in the range of the young warrior's ri- fie; and at night he could not even put foot uponifs base without the bay- j ing of the' hound giving its master war- ninr. At lcnsrth he hit anon a strata- gem and by a careful observation of his young wife, who was frequently going and coniins, that she might supply her husband, succeeded in imitating her dress, walk, and manner so completely that he hoped to deceive both man and dog. His scheme was skillfully execu ted. The dog wagged his tail, and his master spoke to the avenger as his wife when there was only a few feet between them: but suddenly the gallant hound ,. ii- . . l , ,i i uiscovereu nis lnistaKe. and threw li:m- ... . , ,, , , , . self, with a veil, upon the throat of his ST11 and or? hu" to, tht. ?rd J.he ounS gle now deprived him of ha wcaPon; Pioned hts arms; but the next moment, from an impulse of pneroeity ,u-' eCt M"! Bnd sci't hh" Home, uriucu as usu i u;s was tile lurnui" 01 the sav l J i o 1 1 t it (hll ... ... ... . . ... .. n.. , ...... TV" " J?i '- down his. life without re- sistancc. At the day anpointcd, the . . . 1 1 . parties met in an open spa.-.1, with uun- ', , . r , areas to witness tne scene arounu. lie ., , ,. , ... , Kaglc, all unarmed, was first seated on he ground, then liv ins side was laidieasi. down a large knife, with which he was be slain if the ransom was not ae- ; ecpted. By his side sat his wife, her hand clasned in his. while the eve- even of old men, were dim with tears. Over gainst them, and even so near that the fatal knife could be easily seized, stood the family of the slain Wolf, the fatherland at the head, by whom the question o! life and death was to be settled. He seemed deeply moved, an 1 sad rather than revengeful. A red blanket was now produced and spread up in the earth. It signified that blood had been shed which was not yet washed away, the crimson stain remaining. Nest, a blan ket, all of blue, was spread over the red one. It expressed the hope that tlie I blood might be washed out in Heaven, j and remembered no more; and last a blanket purely white was spread over all. significant of a desire that nowhere ; on earth or in heaven a stain of the ! blood liould remain, and that every ; where, and by all. it should be forgiven i and forgotten. Th?se blankets, thus spread out. were ' . . 1 mi ; .t . x l receive me ransom. i ne menus oi j to receive tlie luigle brought goods oi various l kinds, and piled them high fafher-pf the slain. Heconsi before the lercd them a moment in silence, and his eye to the 1'atal knife. the Eagle threw her arms then turned The wile of around her husl ami's neck, and turned her eyes imploringly full on the old man's face, without a word. He had stretched his hand toward the knife when he met that look. He paused, his lingers moved convulsively, but they did not grasp the handle. His lip quivered, then a tear was in his eve. Father," said the brother, "ho. spar ed my life." The old man turned away. ' I ac cept the rausam," he said; "the blood of my son is washed away. I see no stain now en the hand of the Eagle, and he shall be in the place of my son." C-'i.We don't believe the folio'. ng story, we don't, not i word of it. The writer goes beyond all compass all reasonable compass,' as ralstan says, in draughts upon our cacdnlity : 'An old deacon in Yankee land once told us a story, lie was standing one day beside a frog pond we have his own word for it and saw a large garter snake make an attack upon an enormous bull frog. The snake then seized upon one of the frog's hind legs, and the frog, to be on a par with his snake-hip, caught him by the tail, and both commenced swallowing one another, and continued this carnivorous operation until nothing was left of either of them.' ! ! i , lav. In ; far , : : ! ; ; ! ! ; j ; i fii-2?-Soloniou Grundy says, the women ought to make a pledge not to kiss a man who uses tobacco, and it would soon break up the practice. A friend of ours says they ought also to kiss every man that don't use it and. vceao far that. too. j I Death will Come. sinner will die- yea. the sinner! Your wealth cannot save you. Death cares for none of these things; they are all tri- fles and gewgaws beneath his notice. lie no more -loves a shining mark' than j an ign jble one; he has no more pride in cutthiz down the rich man than the poor i I oi we.-t, ne into your path to mote, you hav- ful shadow w'.ll fall upon your path: and fiat shadow will deepen and become more chilly, like an advancing eclipse; then her dark form will stand righf tJeath will como; he will certainly come. lie cannot be evaded; he cannot' be put back; he cannot be made to take his stfcpauy slower! Oh, he will come! All that lfves-on earth wiH die every b-iafkt Jrrd. and creeping thing; the humming-bird, the insert that flutters in the sunbeam; every tree .and shrub and flower -the oak, the pine, acacia, (ho moss that crows over the wall; every monarch, every peasant every rich man every .book wan;. evojaralav overs cIiOO;' every old nian that prides and his wealth: .himself on his honor.- every young man that prides himself on his talents or his strength: every maiden that prides herself on her beauty. Oh. all will die. 1 am in a world of death; I am amid the dying and the dead; I see not a living thiug in all my rambles that will not die no man, no woman, no child; no bird, no beast: no plant, no tree. The eagle that cuts the air, can- not fly above it: the monster of the deep cannot dive below it; the tiny insect cannot make itself so insignificant that deatfl will not notice it; the Leviathan cannot, with his great strength, struggle : against it. The Christian will die: the! against it. 1 be Christian will die; tlie the daughter of beauty and fash- ion than the daughter of ugliness and sin. lie loves to level the thistle as well as the roe bud; the bramble as the magnolia; the briar as the cedar of Leb anon. He cares as little for robes of ermine as for the beggar's rags: as little for your richest vestment and gayest apparel as for the blanket of the savage. You will die. Md the fear of death will coma upon you. Death comes just as no is pan - j i mined on 1 solemn, fixed, stern, dctcr s work. He hears no cry for pity; he regards no shriek of terror. He comes steady, certain, unchanged and unchangeable in his purpose, to take yo i from your bed of down; to hurry you away from your splendid dwelling: to call you out of the assembly-room tat ng you av. av from your ompamons, vj'.i tor nnmRBT mra then resume the "dan. o. that you may die. Death will COtne. He has been advancing toward you ever since you began to breathe, lie has kept on h's way. always advancing to meet you, Villi le you have b icen asleep or awake; and if you have one north, or south, or has always put himself -how near or how re liever known. Death will come. Hchasalw ing, never receding: a: ivs been advanc d soon his b.ine- before you, bctwt l von and the li ht of the living w orld, and you wiil bo in ! the dark valley. Death will come fearful enough u ider any circumstances,' even if you are a Christian awful, un speakable awful, i awful, if von are not. i I "Is He Rich?" Many a sigh is he is broken many a 1 crabie by tlie terribli ml in my a heart iie is rendered mis- infatuation which ' parents often manifest in choosing a life for their daughters. How is ! it possible for happiness to result from ; the union of two principles so diametri- caily opposed to each other in point, much as virtue is to vice? How often is the first question which is asked respec ting the suitor of the daughter, this "is he 'rich?'' "Is he rich?" yes, he abounds in wealth: but that does not afford an evi- deuce that he will make a kind and af- ! feetionate husband. -Is he rich?" yes, his purple ami nnc linen, anu he tares sump-. tuously every (lay; but can you infer from this that he is virtuous? "Is he rich?" yes, he has thousands floating on every ocean; but do not riches take to themselves wings and fly away? Will you consent that your daughter should marry a man that has nothing to recommend him but his wealth? Ah. beware! the gilted bait sometimes covers the barbed hook. Ask not then. -Is he rich?" but "Is he vir tuous?" Ask not if he has wealth, but if he has honor and do not sacrifice your daughter's happiness for money. is arellv I PrO.The January number of -Yankee Notions,' (which is full of fun,") has an amusing sketch of Col. Fremont, who, mounted upon a mustang colt, with his carpet bag strapped behind him, stops a negro who is chopping wood, when the following coloquy ensues: uCoL F. My friend, is this the way to the White House?" "Colored Individual. Bress your soul, no. massa! You's clean off de track! You pass de white house way nber de lift! Dis road leads up the Salt River!" JKSThat was a very natural, but a very ludicrous remark of a venerable lady, now in her one hundredth year, on the death of her daughter, who had at tained the good old age of eighty. The mother's griefwas great, and to a friend who came to condole w ith her. she could only say: "Oh dear! oh dear ! I knew II never should be able to rear that child!" A Sermon that old not Suit. without price.' -Well, wc will see about that," said Aaron, and after dividing his subject into two or three different heads, cum ins name need as follows: 'The scarcity of an article in all cases iroverns the price: but w hen an article women are better than men. for the Bi onnd hie don't say that a virtuous man is Mrs. II- was a. ligious wo uear wor- man, and perhaps shipping Mr. N ter, some of our i'rite minis- dp Kossuth, the Hungarian;" bill.- as it may, she was continually ha ijlg Aaron, a shrewd lad of some sew years of ago, who, to pesf? jJd lady, and hear her scold, wa idiallv sneak rather Bghtly of liter minister. sc of Mrs. 11. usual to ckjstrscf iiii.7: "an t iron. ttlK.ing she put it on rather hard , after SParinir her through, said 'I'm as good as Mr. N. and can preach las well.' 'Preach!' said the old lady' -you don t iknow one single word in tlSv liblc. Well, give me a text,' aid Aan-u. tnd see if I can t preach.' 'You don't know anything about the Bible,' said Mrs. II., 'if you do. you may take any text you please. 'Well,' said Aaron, 1 -A virtuous wo man is without price.' ain't that in your Bible!' 'Yes.' said Mrs. II., 'and it shows that .ljle don t say cannot be found, it cannot be had at any price and for that reason it is -without price. iow, u there were any virtuous women, there would be a price, ami a high one too. by reason of the scarcity, but as there is none At this stigc of the discourse, the old lady seized the broom Aaron.' said she, 'you are an impu dent brat, and if you don't lear out, 1 will pelt you with the broom Handle.' Aaron made tracks into the road, fin- -diing his sentence 'they without price, as lie went inrougq me uoor. which the old lady closed after him with considerable force. Aaron now started for home, saving to himself as he went along. 'I guess the old woman will not chastise me again very soon' and as it proved, he. was in. t:;i:crl !rr pie'-. nun.- ). Transcript. of wind and rain, which led the inn compenion keeper to look anxiously after the sign in th? morning. There it was, sure enousrh. swinlrmsr to and fro. but the J5S5" A porson who kept an inn by the roadside went to a painter and inquired for wh it sum he would paint a bear for a signboard.. It was to he a real good one, that would attract customers. Fifteen dollars." replied the painter. 'That's too much," said the innkeep er '-Tom Larkin will do it fur ten.' Is it to be wild or tame? ' inquired the painter, not wishing to be underbid by his rival. "A wiid one. to be sun;." With a chain or without one?" again asked the painter. Without a chain." 'Well. I will paint von a wild bear without a chain for ten dollars." The bargain was struck; the painter Set to work, and in due time sent home the signboird, on which he had painted a huge brown bear, of mus' ferocious as- pcet. It was the admiration of all the! neighocrs, ana drew plenty oi customer; . to the inn. One iiV:ht there arose a violent storm i bear had distmneared. lie immediately ii hurried to the painter, and related what had happened. ' Was it a wild bear o a tame one '! " inquired the painter, coolly. A wild bear.'' 'Was it chained or not?" " T guess not." "Then.'' said the painter triumphant clothes -how could von oxnert, wild bear - to cmain in such a storm as that of last ! night without a chain? No bear would h ive d jne it." The innkeeper had nothing to say arainst so conclusive an argument, and I finally agreed to give the painter fifteen d '11 irs to paint him a wild bear with a chain, that would not take to the woods in the next storm. It is only necessary for us to add that IKa ....:..t,.l i nlnv rnl ini. in. i ;i ii.i.- ii.iiiiit.il in i. .in i v.-.. i.i.. , - .1 ii ors, winch tlie violent rain Had wasneu away, while the second was painted in oil colors. j j ! ! j 1 ! I i Heed this, Younii Mk.v That the excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age. payable at sight, is well ex emplified in this humorous description nf'tli'it DiuuiiM i-.p tin. "i-.r.i.n.i 1 nfmna known as "wild oats;" a crop that is .,,ii v....,.. :.i ,,, .. i hi iiiii i con ii oyiwven i iinei ii nn'i twenty-five ; the harvest generally sets in about ten years after, and is common ly found to consist of a broken constitu tion, two weak legs, a bad cough, anil a trunk filled with small vials, and med ical prescriptions. BfTThe only class of men. in the world, who are not in the habit of dis paraging their neighbors are the asses sors of taxes; for it is well known that they never "underrate" any body in the slightest degree. How to square a circle. The Buffalo Republic says: "Settle up your wife's bill for hoops at the dry good store or milliner's."' Ladies' faeey work. Talking. j A California Wife. We have been told that when John Biglcr, late Governor of the State of California was a member of the State Legislature, Mrs. B., his wife, absolutely washed the clothes of the honorable gen tleman for so much a dozen. At the time of his election Biglcr was very poor, and per diem was hardly enough for himself and his wife to live on in those prodigal times. To make both ends meet, and save something against a rainy day, Madame Biglcr put her shoulder to the wheel, as qbove related- Now, won't this be rather startling to the pale faced, attenuated damsels of the Kast. who scream and faint at the sight of a wash tub or cobweb? Think of it. Thewife ofan ex-governor.with hersleeves and gown tucked up. bending over the wash tub, while her husband, with his clean dickey standing upright, chafing ; his ears, rose to a question of privilege. ! "Mr. Speaker ! Mr. S-p-e-a-k-e-r.'' And then think of the ex-washerwoman being feted, three years after, as the wife of the! Governor of the State of California, worth one hundred and fifty thousand i dollars! enough money to make the heads of universal snobdom duck and dive like an affrighted water foul in a thunder storm. Good for the Pennsylvania Dutch i girl! Five hundred years hence, when i the mstorian Hits the veil trom tno cata- . . . .. 1 , ot the untorgotien dead, he may, per haps, append this little episode to the history of one of California's Governors: and the little ragged girls that then go down to dip water from the Bio Sacra mento, may think better of their mothers who have to labor, because a long time ago Mrs. John Biglcr, the Governor s wife, filled her wash tub from the same noble river. These arc the pioneer women of Cali fornia; there are many such, as strong wil-.ed and as true, who quail not at their own foot-steps in the woods, whose hearts swell with hope at The banking of the hammer, And creaking of the cane. j i j : : j ! A Voice from The Gallows. Young Jewell, recently executed in Pittsburg, wrote a friend of his as fol lows: il;l.Ji"ait what little I h iv.i to say to TOU v ill i x be OeeuuJ Wrdug noro.it place; it may be a benefit to you in years to come, and you may profit by it. wmcn 1 Hope you will, wnly look Pack i the morning of the 5th of July, 1S52, and picture to yourself the happy man j I was on that glorious, but unhappy day to me. 1 left my little family under the promise to be back again in the course! of an hour, to accompany them on a 1 railroad excursion: from there I got into! the company of some young friends, t jok 'a social drink together, from that to an-! other, and yet anot! c ; I then forgot my ; promise to those I held most near and : dear to me. And it is this blighting curse, and against its use I wish to draw 1 your attention. You are younger than i I am. and I know you w ill bear with mc I in warning you from ever touching it. I 1 know you are not in the habit of it, bat you are kind, open, generous and; rVeo-heartcd; and it is for this that makes I mo write to you on this occasion; and you will admit that no one knows your gen ious disposition better than I do. 1 will say no more m regard to this, but my last w ord to you, is. never, never drink tiqucr, and you will be a happy, man. Leave oil running with fire en-1 ginos: they are the means of brin gin many a good young man to shame and! disgrace. Let your evenings be spent in ! the society of your wife and child, aud my word for it, you will be the happiest! of the happy. 1 Texan Courtship. Hello gal, how's your ma?' 'Hain't got none here reckon she s dead by this time, too.' Well, how's pa?' 'He was hung last May.' Hump. What are you doing?' 'Just looking about,' Zackly what I s doing, hitch aud proximate?' 'Zackly but who'll pay the Ji udge?' Beckon I'll fodder up one half of the provender, if you can go the other beat. 'VelI but I've only got a counterfeit i i J ust zackly my own premises. Come. ; if we can t cheat one Judge wo can an other so come on gal here take my! arm we'll try anyhow.' Aud they did. t j ! . S'poen we ! ; Gam r.l.l.Mi. Let every man avoid all J sorts of gambling as he would poison. A poor man or boy should not allow. Jd'sclf even to for this 5s often toss up lor a hall penny,; the beginning of a habit , of gambling; and this ruinous crime comes on by slow degrees. Whilst a ! man is minding his own work he is play ing the best game, and he is sure to win. A gambler never makes good use of his money, even if he should win. US-Gentleman: Is Mrs. 31. in? Servant: No, sir. she's not at home. Gentleman: Ah, I am sorry, as 1 owe her some money, and have called to pay it. Wheu Voice from over the balustrade: Oh, I am in! To be sure 1 am! Why, Sal ly, didn't you know that? Ask the gen tleman to walk in. Br,Toast for 1 857: woman, and may her her drcas goes' deci'b "Here's to lovely shadow ('as fir as dlv be less !"' The Young Man's Leisure. Young-man! after the duties of the day are over, how do you spend your cvenintrs? When business is dull, and leaves at your disposal many unoccupied hours, what disposition do you make of them? I have known and now know, many young men, who, if they devoted to any scientific, or professional pursuits, the time they spend in games of chance and lounging in bed. might raise to any eminence. You have all read of the sexton's son who became a fine astrono- mcr by spending a short time every eve ! ning in gazing at the stars after ringing the bell for nine o'clock. Sir William Phipps, who at the age of forty-five had attained the order of knighthood, and the office of High Sheriff of New Eng- land, and Governor of Massachusetts, learned to read and write in his ciediteen- teenth year, of a shipcarpenter in Boston. William Gilford, the great editor of the Quarterly, was an apprentice to a shoe maker, and spent his leisure hours in study. And because he had neither pen paper, slate or pencil, he wrought out his problems on smooth leather, with a blunt awl. David llittenhousc. the American As tronomer, when a plow boy, was observ ed to have covered his plow and fences with figures and calculation. James Ferguson the great Scotch Astronomer. learned to d by himself, and master- Cd the elements of Astronomy ie elements ot Astronomy while a shepherd's boy in the fields by night. And perhaps it is not too much to say that if the hours wasted in idle company, in conversation at the tavern, were only spent in th ! ur u t of knowledge, the dullest apprentice at any of our shops might become an intelligent member of society, and a ft person for most of our civil oltiees. By such a course, the rough covering of many a youth is laid aside; and their ideas, instead of being confin ed to local subjects ami technicalities, might range the w ild fields of creation ; and other stars trom among the young i men of this city might bo added to the list of worthies thai are gilding our country with bright vet mellow light. Rev. Dr. Murray. the altitude ol the sun as high as Ure to mont did, he took the altitude of the White House a good deal higher. Wc The Milwaukie Daily News get j off tlie following good one : Buchanan is elected, and it has turned j out the flea supposed 1 1 have lit on I're- i niont's hand, was a flea that he got in ; his ear. We pursue the even tenor of our way. fori' Buchanan could not take I pursue the even tenor of our way, for if Buchanan was not as much at a dragoon horse trade as Fremont, he was a good deal more ofan old hoss in running for the Presidency. We pursue the even tenor of our way. for if Fremont is bet ter than Buchanan at finding the way across the Rocky Mountains, Buchanan is bv far the best at finding the way to Washington. Wc pursue the even ten or of our way. for what's the use of riuarrelirig? used it lor a couple ot years as such. none of the conductors being able to dis notu.' pute his interpretation of the document. Bast. Tra. In Koine, the most remarkable Republic of ancient times, a large pro-! portion of the people were engaged in agricultural pursuits. History inform-' us that during the times of the greatest j prosperity ol' the Roman Republic, per-1 sons of noble blood tilled their little farms of seven acres with their own hands; and the highest ambition of the women of that Republic was to make good housewisc. The daughters of in-i dividuals of all grades and ranks were inspired with a high degree of emulation as to which could best perform her duty j in the domestic affairs of the household, Happy would it be for our country if the young ladies ot the American Itc- public would follow their example. B.tOnKs' CllI'.P r,R.vpilY. A good story is tout aoouc tno writing oi o . . Brooks, the great Railroad manager, of Michigan, lie had written a letter to a man on the Central route, notifying him that he must remove a barn, which in some manner incommoded the road un- der penalty of prosecution. The thrcat ' eued individual was unable to read any part of the letter but the signature, but took it to be a free pass on the road, and Little acts of kindness, gentle words, loving smiles they strew the path of life with flowers, they make the sunshine brighter and the green earth greener; and he who bade us "love one another," looks with favor upon the gen tle and kind-hearted, and he pronounced the meek blessed. BgguA gentleman was promenading a fashionable street with a bright little boy at his side, when the fellow cried out: 'Oh. pa. there goes an editor!' 'Hush, hush!' said his father, 'don't make sport of the man God only knows what you may come to yet.' ESf To-day is the scale-beam between to-morrow and j'esterday ; it cnelines to joy or sorrow, as our minds are swayed hy the influences of the past or ot the future ; and its varieties on different sides, from elevation or depression, as our hopes or fears, our painful recollec tions predominate. fSSyWhy cannot a family of girls he photographed? Because there is no sun. Something New Under the Sun. Obcrlin is open to missionary effort. Xot more removed from commercial in tercourse with the nations of the world has been Japan, than have the Obcrlin ites from the Christian and conservative influences of the age. They have beeu a peculiar people, walled about with big otry, and setting not only public opin ion but the laws of the country at defi ance. Like the Mormons in their dis tant aud desert country, they claim to be the Lord's annointcd, and look upon the balance of the world as-outside bar barians, "born to believe a lie that they mightibe d d." But a brighter day is dawning upon them. Obcrlin and Utah are both bound to be redeemed under the missionating and christianizing spir it of the age. It was considered a bold movement when, during the last cam paign the Hon. George Bliss, in the spir it of a martyr, dared make a Democratic speech in that colored and consecrated borough. lie went armed as Perry did to Ja pan, and the citizens, acting upon Fall staff s motto, that '-prudence was the better part of valor," allowed him to leave his message instead of his lead. Thise was the Opening of the ports of Oberlin, and now we see an effort is ma king to establish an Ejiiscopal Ciurth within the sacred precincts of that town. Here is a chance for the liberal hearted and the liberal minded of all political parties and religious professions to sub scribe. A church dedicated to the ser vice of Almighty God, is already partly constructed there, and needs to finish it a few hundred dollars to outside dona tions. Charity begins at home. Here is a field for missionary effort at our doors. Let us all subscribe something for this most worthy object. '-The lib eral man deviseth liberal things, and by liberal things shall he stand." Bible. J'hiui Dealer. A Sect of Wife Beaters. The English papers state that at Whitehall, there exists a sect of profess ing Christians who propagate the opin ion that the practice of wife beating is in accordance with the Word of God. The Rev. George Bird, formerly rector of Cumberworth, near Iluddersfield, has es tablished himself there, and drawn to gether a congregation; to whom he preaches the doctrine that it is perfectly Scriptural for a nfen to beat hie wife-. James Scott a member of Mr. Baird's congregation, was summoned by his wife, for brutally beating her because she re fused to attend the same place of wor ship that he did. When before the mag istrates, Mrs. Scott said she had no wish her husband should be punished if he would promise hot to use her bad again. When asked by the magistrates whether he would make the requisite promise, he refused, saying. '-Am I to obey the laws of God or the laws of men?" As he would not give the promise, the magis trates committed him to prison for a month, with hard labor. The Rev. George Bird has since delivered a course of lectures "on the subject of Scott's con viction. He contends that it is a man's duty to rule his own household, and that if his wi(p refuse to obey his orders, ho is justified, according to the law of God, in beating hor ia order to enforce obedience. Remedy for Corns. There is in the New England Farmer of the t)th of February last an article ou corns, which appears to have been an extract taken from Dr. Hall's Journal of Health, in wdiich he says among other things that "corns, like consumption, are never cured." Now, sir. I make no pretensions to science, but will state some facts relative to my experience with corns. Many years ago, in hay time, 1 was af flicted with a pricking on the ball of the first joint of the little toe, which I sup posed proceeded from a peg in my boot. Being busy, I endured it until some leis uro time, when I examined my boot, and not finding sufficient reason for com plaint, called a boy to examine the foot ( not being able to do so myself.) lie represented a hard, horny substance pen etrating the flesh, which he pared slight ly, and applied a drop or two of worm wood oil. In the course of a few weeks, the corn was wholly dissolved and crum bled out like scurf or dead matter, and in that place has never troubled me since. I have been afflicted on other parts of my feet and toes, which I have tried in like manner with like effect, except that 1 made a greater number of appli cations of the oil in some instances ! Now, if you think this of sufficient im portance give it to the world, after fixing it in terms that may be understood, as it may be the means of relieving some of those who are afflicted with these troub lesome things. I have full faith in its efficacy, having prescribed it to othors with like refults. Polka Dancing. Somebody, descri bing the absurd appearance of a man dancing the polka, says : He looks as though he had a hole in his pockets and was trying to shake a shilling down the leg of his trowsers. fiSFA green 'uu who had never bo fore seen a steamboat, fell through the hatchway down into the hold of the Winfield Scott, and being unhurt, loudly expressed his surprise: "Well if the darned thing aint holler."' A Poser. 'What's the use,' asked a ragged fellow, 'of a man's w orking him elf to death for a living.'