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Select Poetry.
Brother ! speak in whispers light,
'Tis iny last my last good night I
Never more oar steps will stray
Through the garden's scented way;
By the homestead ot the bees ;
Neath the shadv chestnut trees;
the meadow's winding stream,
smi!e and Die
Tis ny last my last caress.
Sistert! with thine eyes of blue.
Hither come and weep "adieu !"
Let tljy arm around me twine,
.Let thy cheek repose on mine,
While I gaxe into thy face.
Circled in this dear embrace.
Thou hast ever proved to me,
AU that love could wish to be ;
Yet I leave thy heart alone
Brother Sister ! bless your own.
Mother ! thou hast rocked my head
boftly on its cradle bed
When the storm was raging high,
Sweetly sung love's lullaby
Yet I part I part from tube.
Who henceforth will sing to mc,
Wherf my forehead ache9 with pain ?
I thai miss that early strain.
Mother hwith thy accents mild,
Bless ob ! bless thy weeping child.
Father! thou hast loved me well
More than human tongue can tell
More than wealth, since childhood's hour,
ThoOfhast lavished on thy flower.
Now, thy lock are waxing grey,
From thy heart I pass away :
Never more thy lips, at eve,
On ay cheek their kiss will leave
In thy prayer of undertone,
'Mother ! Father ! bless your own.
Select Miscellany.
A Story of the Early Settlement
of Ohio.
Some years ago I was one of a con
TiiM Bart v. that met at the nriuciLal
hotel in the town of Columbus, Ohiojw
the great seat of Government of the
It was a winter evening, when all
without was bleak and stormy, andall I
within was blithe and gay; whou song j
and story made the circuit of the festive i
board, filling up the chasm ot lilo with
mirth and laughter.
We had met for the purpose of ma
king a night of it, and the pious inten
tion was truly aud most religiously car
ried out. The Legislature was iu ses
sion in the town, aud not a few of the j
worldly Legislators were present upon ;
this occasion.
One of these worthies, I will uame, j
as he not only took a big swath in the
evening eutertaiumeut, but as he was a
man more generally known, than even
our worthy President, James K. Polk.
That man was the famous C'jj'tuin lili.-y,
whose narratives of suffering aud ad
ventures is pretty generally known all
over the eiviliz-d world. Captain Riley
was a tine, fat, good humored joker, who
at the period ot my story was the Rep
resentative of the Dayton District, and
lived near that little city when at home.
Well, Capt. Riley had amused the com
pany with many of his far-famed and
singular adventures, which being most
ly told before, and read by millions of
people, that have never seen his book,
1 will not attempt to repeat them.
Many were the stories and advenjures
told by the company, when it came to
the turn of a well known gentleman
who represented the Cincinnati District.
As Mr. is yet among the living.
and perhaps not disposed to be the sub
ject of a joke or story I do not feel at
liberty to give h'19 name. Mr.
was a slow baliever in other men's ad
ventured, aud at the same time much
disposed to magnify himself into a mar
vellous hero, whenever the opportunity
offered. As Capt. Riley wound up one
ot his truthful though marvellous ad
ventures, Mr. coally remarked
that the Captain's story was all very
well, but it did not compare with an
adventure he had 'once upon a time,' on
the Ohioj below the present city of Cin
cinnati. "Let's have it ! let's have it !" re
sponded from all hands.
"Well, gentlemen," said the Senator,
clearing his throat for action, and knock
ing the ashes from his scgar against the
arm chair, "Gentlemen, I'm not iu the
habit (quite notorious for it!) of spin
ning yarns of marvellous and fictitious
on a titers, and therefore it is scarcely ne
cessary .to affirm upon the responsibility
oX-my .reputation, gentlemen, that what
I am about to tell you is the God's
truth, and "
"Oh ! never mind that, go on Mr.
i ," chimed in the party.
t'W.ell, gentlemen, in 18 I came
down the Ohio river, settled at Losenti,
.now called Cincinnati. It was at that
time a little settlement of some twenty
or thirty log and frame cabins, and
where now stands Broadway Hotel, and
' -Mocks of stores and dwelling houses,
1 was the cottage and the corn patch of
Ir. J. K.. a tailor, who by the by
bought the laud for the making of a
coat for one of the settlers.
' Well, I put up a cabin, by the aid
of my neighbors, and put in a patch of
corn and potatoes, about where the Fly
Market now stands, and set about im
proving my lot, house, &e.
"Occasionally I took up my rifle and
started off with my dog, down the river,
to look up a little deer or bear meat,
then very plenty along the river. The
blasted red skins were lurking about,
and hovering around the settlement,
and every once in a while carried off
one of our neighbors, or stole some ol
im iM II mi H mil 1 1 1 1 r hated -tin mm
devils, and made no bones of peppering
the blasted serpents whenever I got a
sight at them. In fact, the red rascals
had a dread of me, and had laid a great
many traps to get my scalp, but I was
not to be caught napping No, no
gentlemen, I wa3 too well up to 'em for
"Well, I started off one morning
pretty early to take i. hunt, and went a
Ions way down the river, over the bot
toms and hills, but could'nt find a bear
or deer. About four o'clock in the af
tcrnoon, T made tracks for the settle
ment again. By and by I sees a buck
just ahead of me. walking leisurely down
the river. 1 slipped up, with iny faith
ful dog close in my rear, to within clev
erly shooting distance, and just as the
buck stuck his nose in the drink, I drew
a bead upon his top knot, and over he
tumbled, and splurred and bounded
awhile, when I went up and relieved
him, by cutting his wizand. '
"Well, but what has that to do with
an adventure ?" said Riley.
"Hold on a bit, if you please, gentle
men by jrve, it had a great deal to do
with it for while I was busy skinning
the hind quarters of the buck, and stow
ing away the kidney fat in my bunting
shirt, I heard a noise like the breaking
of a brush under a moaca-in up the
bottom. My dog beard it and started
up to reconnoi're. and I lo-t no time iu
re loading my rifle. I had hardly got
my priming on, before my dog raised
the howl, and broke through the brush
towards me with his tail c"own; as he
w s not used to doing, un!e-s there
w. re wolves, painters or Indians about.
1 picked up my knife, and took up
my line o: march in a skulking trot up
the river. The frequent gullies on the
lower bank made it tedious travelling
there, se I scrambled up to the upper
bank, which was pretty well covered
withJuckeye ami very little underbrush.
One peep below discovered to me three
as big and strapping red devils, gentle
men, ever you clapped your eyes up
on ! Yes, there they came, not above
six hundred yards in my rear ; shouting
and jelling like devils, and coming af
ter me liKe h 1 broke looe!"
"Well," said an old woodsman sit
ting at t lie table, "you took a tree, of
course ?"
I ? No, by
gentle men, I
took no ti'ce just then, but I took to my
heels like sixty, and it was as much as
my dog could do to keep up with me.
I ran until the whoops of the red skins
grew fainter and fainter behind me. and
clean out of wind, I ventured to look
behind, and there came one single red
devil, puffing and blowing, not three
hundred yards in my rear. He had got '
on to a piece of bottom where the trees
were small and scarce. "Now. thinks I. j
my old fellow, I li have you,' so I trot
ted off at 1 pace sufficient to let the red j
devil gain on me, and when he got neari
enough, 1 wheeled and fired, and down j
I brought him, dead as a door nail, at j
a hundred and twenty yards !"
"Then you scalped him immediately?'
asked tbe woodsman.
"Mighty clear of it ; for by the time;
I got my rifle loaded, here came the!
other red skins, shouting and whooping
close on me, and away 1 broke like aj
quarter horse. I was now about five j
miles from the settlement, and it was
getting towards sunset. I run till my)
wind began to be pretty short, when 1
took a look back, and here the two red:
devils came snorting like mad buffaloes,
one about two or three hundred yards
ahead ot the other; so 1 acted possum :
again, until the toremost lnjtn got pret
ty well up, and I wheeled and fired, at
the very moment the red devil was
'drawing a bead' on mc; he fell head
over stomach into the dirt, and up came
the last ied devil "
"So you laid him ," gasped sev
eral. "No," continued the Senator, "I
didn't lay him, for I hadn't time to load,
so I laid legs to the ground and started
again. I heard the blasted whelp ev
ery bound after me. I ran and ran till
the fire flew out of my eyes, and the old
Jok's tongue hung out of his mouth a
quarter of a yard long !
"Something kind of cool began to
trickle down my legs into my boots "
"Blood, eh ? from the shot the var
mint gin you?" said the old woodsman,
in a great state of excitement.
"1 thought so," said the Senator, "but
what do you think it was?"
Not being blood, we were all puzzled
to know what the blazes it could be,
when Riley observed
"Melted deer fat which I had stuck in
the broast of my hunting shirt, and the
grease was running down my legs until
iny feet got so greasy that my he ivy
boots flew off, and one hitting the dog,
nearly knocked his brains out."
"We all grinned, which the Senator
noticing, observed
T hope, gentlciuen. no man hero
will presume
"Oh! certainly not go on, Mr. ."
we all chimed in.
"Well, the ground under my feet was
soft, and being relieved of my heavy
boots, I put off in double quick time,
and nceing the creek about half a mile
off, I ventured to look over my shoul
ders to see what kind of a chance there
was tc hold up and load. The redskin
was jogging along, pretty well blowed
out. about five hundred yards in the
rear. So at it I went in went the pow-
and off snapped the ramrod !"
"Ihunder and lightning. shouted
the woodsman, who had been worked
up to the top notch in the Senator's
'Good God ! wasn't I in a pickle ?
There was the red whelp within two!
hundred yards of me, pacing along, and
1 'i r ...
loading up his rifle as he came ! I jerk
ed out the broken ramrod, dashed it
away and started on. priming up as I
cantered off, determined in turn to give
the red skin a blast anyhow, 'as soon as
I reached the creek.
"I was now within a hundred yards of
the creek could see the smoke from
the settlement chimneys ; a few more
jumps, and I was by the creek ; the red
devil was close upon me; he gave a
whoop, and I raised my rifle on he
came, knowing I had broken my ram
rod, and my load not half down. An
other whoop ! whoop ! I pulled trigger,
and "
"And killed him ?" chuckled Riley.
"No, sir ! I missed fire, by thunder!"
"And thured devil " shouted the
old woodsman in a phrenzy of excite
ment. "Fired and killed me ! ! ! "
The sere 121s a id shouts that fo'low. d
this finale brought landlord Noble, ser
vants and hcstlers running up stairs to
sje 11 the house was on nrc
Too Mirthful.
"Do stop that girl's laughing ! It re
ally makes me nervous to hear her.:
From morning till night her mouth is
open, either laughing or singing, jusT
as if there was no (rouble or sin in the
world. I never saw such a rattle-brain
thing as she is iu my life !"
So Hetty w;s made to suppress her
glee, and, to sing low. This was the
at most that hoc role's could accomplish,
for the gill's heart was light within her,
and overflow it would. But check after
check was given her; and month after
month she was told, with awful serious
ncss, that she was too wild, too merry,
too imaginative ; that it was her duty to
measure her steps, her morals, her very
smiles : to hold down her imagination ;
always to turn her thoughts towards
reading cooking, mending and sewing,
when she caught them starting off for
a revel in the regions of beauty and de
light for the fair, fair skies of fancy ;
and always to wait till she didn't care
whether she moved or stood still, spoke
or held her tongue, when she glowed
with a quick impulse to do or say some
thing. Well, they managed to tone
Hetty down somewhat; but she never
could be made to become exactly serious
and proper until the band of sorrow
took her heart and pressed it so hard
so very hard that the joy ousness which
had so long dwelt singing in it was
crushed out and went, none kne.v wi
ther Many burdens were bound for
poor Hetty's heart, and it bore them
1 1.. .:fp . 1. . : 1- : i .
uraveij wit iuu spring 01 joy was uio
ken ; then each additional lead presued j
down with more hopeless weight. Now;
she is what blindly they tried to render
her when she was a child.
O, let the children and the maidens!
laugh and sing. Do not, O, do not i
be always checking and rebuking them !
for beinggay. Little time enough have j
they before care will begin its gnawing
and grief and pain. They will grow
old and grave anon, never fear. Their
glory will soon enough be darkened,
their buoyant' cease. The canker and
tle blight will not pass them. Dark
ness and disaster sooner or later, shuts
down the morning light of all. O, the
fated, the unconscious young '. Rut let
them, while the impulse yet is in them,
laugh and play, and dance and sing.
And if, perchance, ere the merry days
are over, any sleep, murmur not. "Hap
Willis's Musical
One Hour.
There was once a lad who, at four
teen, was apprentice to a soap boiler.
tJne ot his resolutions was to read one
hour a day, or at least at that rate ; and
be had an old silver watch, left b
uncle, which he timed his reading by.
lie stayed seven years with bis master,
and his master said, when he wastwen-ty-oue
that he knew as much as the old
'squire did. Now let us see how much
time he had to read in seven years, at!
the rate of an hour a day. It would bo
twenty-five hundred and fifty-five hours;
which, at the rate of eight reading hours
a day, would be three hundred and nine
teen days, equal to forty-five weeks
even to eleven months, pearly a year's
reading. That time spent in treasuring
up useful knowledge would pile up a
very large store. I am sure it is worth
trying for. Try what you can do. Be
gin now.
From our new Dictionary. Dog
stealing "in the second degree" hook
ing sausages. An a cute angel any
angel that enables you to cross a street
so as not to ruu against a bore.
Think of the Poor.
Kind reader, the morning
wind blows sharp and keen.
vou may be comfortably
warmly clad, give a thought a
an act of charity for the p
round you. 1 hey arc j
and must be fed and clothe
it has pleased Him to crov
plenty, and place you abovi
of want, tis surely no crnu
give a little to your less fort
It is true that we m
destitution, this "
done in previous ones, for those manu
i - - . -
factories that suspended operations last
fall, h ive most of them resumed, thus
giving employment to thousands of hard
working mechanics, that last winter
were the subjects of charity, aud who
filled to cverflowing, our soup bouses
and other benevolent institutions ; still.
we venture to say that wiinin me sound
of the State House bell, there are hun
dreds of families that tc-day nee 1 a
helping hand. Perform the part of the
good Samaritan, and visit these children
of poverty in their lowly dwelling
places, administer to their wants and
necessities, for by these little actions
you will not only prevent much suffer
ing that would otherwise occur, but you
would be carrying out that golden rule
"Do unto others as you would have
others do to you."
We say, "Remember the poor," for
though to-day you may be reveling in
all the luxuries that money and friends
could possibly furnish, to-morrow's set
ting sun may find jou a mendicant at
the do r of charity. Though to-day
all may seem sunshine and happiness
to-morrow may bring its howling blasts,
and stor.n clouds may well up in your
path, and engulph you in their vortex.
Give a thought and care fur the poor.
Go to work and search them out in your
own immediate neighborhood, and give
them such relief as may be in your pow
er, and you will feel much sappier and
better for having furthered the ends of
charity, by the peiformance of a kind
action towards your poorer neighbors.
Commence your good deeds early, and
wait not until exposure and want shall
have laid low the manly forms of those
whom the Father of All recognizes as
His children, and loves them with a
av 1 'WH-lWFIll
wiotsira ntniniTTn-pnt.il
Philadelphia Commonwealth.
Mrs. Rebecca Cutwrig'ut died in
Upshur county. Vs., not long since, at
the age of one hundred and six years.
An obituary of her says:
She was the fust white woman who
settled in the valley of the Bucihannoii
river, coming to Western Virginia when
quite young and living with her h'JS
bind 111 a hollow tree, at the aiouth ot
Turkey run, in what is now Ujshur
county. The deceased retained all her
faculties in vigor until the ciose of her
long and eventful life, and on the morn
I ing of her decease was carcss;n ; one of
her great grand children, when, feeling
wsary, snc requested tnc cnuu "10 oe
ciuiet. while granny would lie 'lown and
The venerable old ldy then
lay dewn upon her bed and "slept the
sleep that knows no waking." Her de
scendants number between four and five
Love of Fair Play. Strolling
leisurely about Uncle Sam's big ship-3-ard,
in Washington, the other day, we
observed a regular hard-weather sailor-
looking chap from a man o'-war, who,
in turn, was watching two men dragging
a seven foot cross-cut saw through a
huge live oak log. The saw was dull,
the log terrible hard, and there they
went see saw, see saw, pull, push.
push, pull. Jack studied the matter
over awhile, until he came to the con
clusion they were pulling to see who
would get the saw, and as one was a
monstrous big chap, while the other
was a little follow, Jack decided to see
fair play: so giving the big one a clip
under the car that capsized him end
over end. he jerked the saw out of the
log, and giving it to the small one, sung
"Now run, you beggar!"
discovery in light is about to be intro
duced, which, if it realizes the aver
ments of the patentees, will revolution
ize all our existing methods of illumin
ation. It was first publicly exhibited
during the visit of the queen to Cher
bourg, while her majesty was passing at
night from her own ship to that of the
em peror.
The raw material may be a cheap
hUlgas, mane trom the commonest meteri-
als, and the increase ol brilliancy is ob
tained by passing through a new medi
um which is alleged to have all the ad
vantages of lime without its destructi
bility. The calculations put forth are
that a light equal to that of 500 street
lamps and lasting 12 hours can bo ob-
tained at a cost equal to &7h cents, or
.'Is. 6d. sterling, while for domestic pur
poses one jet equaling in effect 18 pounds
of candles, and costing only 4d. (S cents
i for 12 hours, will give a light fully
I equal to '.I argand lamps, and double
that of any ordinary gas burner.
It is ns crtcd also that the
I apparatus is cheap, perfectly
and capable of being managed even by
a child that the light is free from smell
very white, extremely pure and charac
terized by the property of burning stead
ily, continuously, and without diminu
tion. The pattentec is Hon. K. Fitz-
I ma uriee.
They are Passing Away.
w ' ' ' - '.
' : "feet health p:dj8Kdui by "tHr
- ger
iiuiuuu 11 1 1 11 iirrrrwmrw'swmsmSBwmmas
peetations, is cut down, to be seen upon
earth no more. Look upon that happy
family, now seated around the home fire
side : they know not the meaning of the
words "care and sorrow" will it ever
be thus? Again we visit them; but
now they gaze in mute despair upon the
inanimate form of their darling. Death
has visited that family, and taken the
flower of the household, the youngest,
from that little flock. Surely now they
must truly realize the force of that short
sentence "They are passing away."
Come with mc to the death-bed of the
Christian. His family are gathered
around him, and re listening for the
last time to his words of instruction !
Hark ! he is imploring them to put ho
value on the fleeting things of this world
but place their trust on high, lie too
has passed away, and as his friends gather
around his grave, aud hear those solemn
words, "Mingle ashes with ashes, and
dust with its original dust," they feel
in their inmost souls the solemnity of
this truth, "They are passing away.
Always be Polite An elderly la
dy, passing down a busy street in S'ew
Haven, was overtaken by a sudden show
er of rain. She was some distance from
any acquaintance, and had no umbrel
la. She was deliberating what to do.
when a pleasant voice beside her said,
"Will you take my umbrella, uiiyl
am ?"
The speaker was a boy, perhaps ten
years of age.
"Thank you," said the lady, "I am
afraid you will get wet."
"Never mind ine, ma'am, I'm a boy
and -ou are a lady."
"Rut perhaps you will accompany me
to a friend's not faroff.and then I should
find it necessary to rob youJl
The boy did so. received the thanks
of the lady and departed.
Two years rolled by, the lady often
related the circumstance, as often won
dering what had become of her gentle
manly little friend, but little thinking
ever to see him again. In the dull sea
son winter this boy was out of employ
ment, and the circumstance coming to
the knowledge of this lady, she gave
him a good home till March, when she
introduced him to a good situation.
Verily, kindness odd m goes unrequi
ted. KfB- Little Frank is dead ! He came
when the trees were green and the flow
ers were blooming, and the birds were
singing, and remained with us twoyears
two short years of almost ceaseless
warbling. After we had learned to love
him learned each particular note of
his little song, and looked upon him as
essential to our daily pleasures, he drop
ped upon his little parch, and died
died while the notes of his last warble
yet lingered in our ear lingering mel-1
ody never to be forgotten ; for we will
be reminded of his short existence, ra-j
diant with cheerfulness and music,
whenever we hear his fellows of the for-
est trees, a remembrance slightly tinged
with sadness, yet as full of happiness a?
was little Frank of life, ar.d glee, and!
song, but a few hours agone : "Poor
little Frank is dead but don't tell the
little ones just now they loved him
so V
CSS The following bit of advice by
Stephen Girard, the Philadelphia mil
lionare, is worth remembering by those
who want purchasers for thuir wares :
"I have always considered advertis
ing liberally and long to be the
great medium of success in business,
and the prelude to wealth. And I have
made it a rule, too, to advertise in the
dullest ttjncs, a long experience having
taught me that money thus spent is
well laid out, as, by keeping my business
continually before the public, it has se
cured me many sales that I would oth
erwise have lost."
Copartnership. A colored firm in
Newark, N. J., having suffered some
pecuniary embarrassments, rccently
closcd business, ami the senior member
gave the following "notis" to the pub
lie :
;'Dc disholution of coparships here
tofo resisting twixt mo and Moses
Jones, in do barber profession, am herc
tofo resolved. Pussons who ose must
pay do inscriber. Dcm what de form
ose must call
on Jones, as dc furra is
B01 The following verdict was ren
dered by a coroner's jury, and is now
on file in the clerk's office in one of the
counties ol Iowa:
"We find the deceased came to his
death by a visitation from God, and not
by the hands of violence. We find up
on the body a pocket-book, containing
S2, a check on Fletcher's bank for 82
50, and two horses, a wagon and some
batter, eggs and feathers.
j ihr a:-
vropah-jffimMIttribute or Omo
'Pf blfthjifi mind by which ire";
(0UjJonW 'UlJjJTc3 in the 'feelings -r in-
feregiea iM8 ieeiir.gs or interests
of others. This emotion is. excited and-,
brought into life, not only by tho pains
and trials of others, but also WpBBH
oya-artd their pleisuxes. - When-.,it;SrJ
m oar boaona by ta iMMH
w-c are led to commiserate, -to
ith, and give consolation, so !
are able, to those in need.-
t.er'doatfc when we- behoh
parted ones, for those whom they dear-
ly and tenderly loved, it is then that
our sympathies are called forth, and v. e
are induced to administer the balm of
comfort which only a sympathising heart
can supply. In all cases of misery or
pain this natural attribute of the heart
prompts us to afford succor and relief
Such acts from the satisfaction of hav
ing done righr, always fully repay those
who engage in them, and yield as much
happiness to him who gives, as to him
who is the recipient of such sympathy
It is a duty that we owe to those who
suffer, net merely to sympathize with
them, but let our sympathy lead 0 ac
tion by charity and kindness. Month
ly Offering.
Brief, bvt Common Histop.y. I
saw him first at a social party. He
took but a single glass of wine, and that
at the request of a young lady with
whom he conversed.
I saw bim next, when he supposed he
was unseen, taking a glass to satisfy the
slight desire formed by his social in
dulgence. He thought there was no
I saw him again with those of his own
age. meeting at night, to spend a short
time in convivial pleasure. He said it
was only innocent amusement.
I met him next, late in the evening,
in the street unable to reach home. I
took him thither. lie looked ashamed
when we next met.
I saw him next reeling in the street.
A confused stare was on his counte
nance, and words of blasphemy were on
bis tongue. Shame was gone !
I saw bim yet once more. He was
pale, cold, motionless, and was carried
by his friends to his last resting plaee.
injLhe sjuaJl .jjtoeeasion that i'ollowp.i
every head was cast down, and seemed
to shake with uncommon anguish.
His father's gray hairs were gciug to
the grave iu sorrow. His mother wept
to think that she had ever given birth
to such a child.
Mrs. Partington on Longevity.
"I've always noticed," said Mrs. Par
tington, dropping her vo:ce to the key
that people adopt when they are dispos
ed to be philosophical or moral, "I've
always noticed that every year added to
a man's life has a tendenev ta'make him
older, just as a man who goes on a jour
ney finds, as he jogs on, that every mile
stone brings bim nearer to where he is
going, and farther from where he start
ed. I haven't, got tho exorbitance of
feeling that I had once, and I don't bc
lievo I shall ever have it ayiin if I live
to the age of Mcthusaleh, which, heaven
knovs, I don't want to. And, speaking!
of long life, I haven't any desire to live I
longer than the breath remains in my
body, if it isn't mora than eighty years !
1 wouldn t wish to be a centurion,
and the idea of surviving one's factories
always gives me a disrgreeablc censori
ousness. But whatever is to be, will
be. and there i:i no knowing how a
thing will take place till it turns out."
Brazil. Brazil now occupies a very
respectsble position in the list ot pow
erful nations. Her government is sta
ble and permanent. There is considera
ble popular liberty, and the masses of
her people are progressing rapidly in
civilization. Her military and naval
resources are large. She has a fleet of
sixty-two vessels of war, of which thirty
are fine stamers. Her navy is more
efficient and larger than ours. She has
a standing army of 25,000 men, and her
national guard numbers 400,009.
A Quick Quarter. A boy woikcd
haTd all day for a quarter ; he bought
apples, and took them to town and sold
them on the street for a dollar he bought
a sheep. The sheep brought him a
lamb, and tbe fleece brought him anoth
er dollar. He bought another sheep.
The next spring he had two lambs and
a yearling sheep. 1 he three lleeces he
sold for three dollars, and bought three
more sheep. He now had six, with a
fair prospect. He worked there he found
an opportunity, for hay, corn and oats
and pasturing for his sheep. He took
the choicest care of them and 10 in had a
flock. Their wool enabled him to buy
a pasture for them, and by the time he
was 21 he had a fair start in life, and
all from the quarter earned in one day
E6i One of the most curious f;cs,rr
eently revealed by the publication of
custom house tables is, that there
j was imported into this country last year
j three hundred thousand pounds of opi
um. Of this amount, it is estimated,
from reliable data, that not more than
one-tenth is used for modical purposes.
The habit ofcaling opium is known to
be spreading rabidly among lawyers,
doctors, clergymen, and literary men;
and enormous quantities are used by the
manufactures of those poisonous liquids
which are dealt out in drinks in the sa
loons anil grogcries that infest every city
and village in the counlrv.
SU Beware of a silent dog end1
which increase the
ig the cahae? 2
JBiy"Cbaff generally arises from tread
ing on a man's corn.
e& A man of no account a ready
money trader.
When does a man become four
handed? When he doubles his fists.
COT WLy are the inhabitants of Illi
nois the sickliest ? Kaze they are all
111. peoople.
SSr" h is a lean puppy like a man
in meditation? Kaze he he is a thin
Sf& Advertisement by a lady on the
the shady side of forty, "Lost, a host
of charms."
The man who makes jokea at
mntrimony hta probably found matri
mony no joke.
J)Cotno out here and I 11 lick the
whole of ye as the urchin said when
he saw a jar full of sugar-sticks in a
candy store window on a Christmas
83S A lady being asked to wait, gave
the following sensible and aud appro
priate answer : "No, thank yon, sir
I have hugging enough at home."
ta.An Englishman's lunch a slice
of 'am, a honion, six beggs, and a quart
of hale.
8 Among the vows that a man has
to mak at Japan when he is married, is
only that he will find plenty of tea and
rice for his wife during ler life.
8Si Mrs. Speckles says tho best veg
etable pill yet invented is an applo
dumpling; for destroying a gnawing at
the stomach i. is a pill which r. y always
idled oil.
flgi, When you have quarreled with
anybody, and a lawyer urges you to go
to law to redress your wrongs, you may
remember the dog, who said so to the
cat. aud then ran off with her dinner.
A White Mountain guide thua
philosophically explains why it 14 that
y Dung ladies are more venturesome on
the edges of precipices than the youths
of the sterner sex :
"A gal," says he, when she gets into,
a ticklish place, alters expects a feller
will be a holding on to her, and she.
does it just out o' bravery bravado. 1
But a man when he makes a fool out of
himself in that way, knows he's got to
staud it himself."
A tasty old bachelor perpetates
the following : "It is singular how pi
ous new clothes make people. For a
month after the Misses Flirt get man
tillas, they are at church thrcs times a
day. Should the women paint heaven,
the wall would be all festooned with
French bonnets and bocade satins."
Japan a Paradise for Old Maids,
A prominent feature of our social sys
tem is also left out by their domestio
oode. and that is old maids. No single
women are allowed in Japan; probably
because they are cousilered dangerous
members of society. Every man is al
lowed one legal wife, and as many sec
ond wives as his means will permit him
to support. The second wives are selec
ted by law by the poorer classes of soci
ety, whose relatives arc unable to main
tain them, and the children are all adop
ted by the legal wife, who is the only
acknowledged mother. The old rule is
therefore, reversed in Japan, where, in
stead of a boy uot knowing his own
father, hundreds do not know their own
At St. Barthelemy,in Franec,an
old peasant lay on his death -bed. Hit
son went to fetch the curate, and stood
knocking at bis doc- for three hours.
"Why didn't you knock louder?"
said the curate.
"I was afraid of waking you," answer
ed the clown.
"Well, what is the matter?"
"I left father a dying, sir."
"You did ? Well, he must be dead
by this time !"
' O, no, sir," said tho simple ton-ncigb-
1 I I.n ,,.,,,,1.1 Vtim I tl
1 .ill .-.I tu i.i nvuiu U.uw. w . . ..
I came back."
TnE Drukkard s Will. I leave to.
society a ruined character, a wretched
example and a memory that will soon,
I leave to my parents the rest of their,
lives, as much sorrow as humanty, in a
feeble and decreped state, can sustain,
I leave to ray brothers and sisters as
much mortification and injury as I well
could bring on them.
I leave to my wife a broken heart, a
life of wretchedness aud shano, to weep
over my premature death.
I give and bequeath to cch of my
children, poverty, ignorance, a low char
act r. and a rcmembranc1 that their
father was a monster.

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