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Tli tirsdny Morn I n u D cc. 6, 1 S 55
X he sionuy Seal
Kr'o.lho twillgbt but was flUlne,
'in the tliusot at lnr knitting,
'S-hja lovoly muldJii, sitting
Umlarnoutb bortlircsbold troo;
And as duyllglit dlod before us,
,And tho roanar stnrbono o'or us,
, Viilf il rojo ths toiulorcborus
Jamie's oft this stormy son.
Varmly shono Itao suusot glowtri,
' Swootly broathod tho young llowors blowing,
lirtk with beauty overflowing,
Seemed the borne of Iqye to bo,
-At those angel tunes asccndiiig,
, With the scone and season bloudlng,
Ever had the sJine low ending,
Jomlo's on the stormy sea.
Curfew bells remotely ringing,
Mingled with that sweet voice slnglna;
And the last red ray seemed clinging,
Lingering to toworand tree;
liou'rbr as I came and nearer,
Huer rose the notes and clearer;
Oh! 'twas IIjuvhii itself to hoar beat
Jamie's on tho stormy sea.
Blow j e wost wlnds; blandly hover
O'or'tlieWli'tnut bears rny lover;
Gently blow and bear him ovr
To his own il'.tt homo and a .-,
For when night winds baud tho willow;
Vloop forsakes my lonely pillow,
Thinking of the foaming billow
Jamie's on the stormy son.
Kow could I but list, but linger,
TMtU kong anA Iieurtlie siiigor,
Bwectly wooing heaven to bring her
J.imlo from tho foamy soat
And while yet her lira did naint mo,
Forth I spring my heart o'ercauie me
Grlovo mo no raoro, sweet, 1 am Jamie,
ilome returnod toljvo und thee.
From Diuken's IIousehoKl Words
tn tha year ot grace six'eon hundred
ttn'J elgUty-seven, Lawrent Guillumotl d'
AngUdrt, lived in a fine bouse in the Ruu
lloyitle, at Paris, near tha Bastille. He
and bis wifo lived in groat stvla.kfpt their
(Jarriae, played hlh. talked iucossaiitly
of their high birth and family estate, ap
j3Mdto h'ivo plenty of monoy which
tliey lent occasionally upon good sccurity
nd on tho strength of their own represen
tations obtained entrance into the society
of some of the beast houses in Paris. For
lha rost, they were a worthy, respactable
oouple, liko hundreds of others; their only
Mil being that tUoy gave themsolves out
for being much richer and grander than
they actually were; M. d'Anflndo buing a
man of low birth and very moderate means.
This was tho boginnipg of all tho sorrows
that aftervvards befel them."
M. d' Anglnde and his wife occupied the
groater part of the house; but.as is general
in Paris, tharo word dthef. Inmates. -A
certain Count and Countess do Montgom
tueti occiipiod the ground-floor and the
rooms above. The ground floor consisted
of three rooms, which all opened into a
long ooiridor, at one end of which was tha
porto-cochero of tho Court-yard, and at
the other a staircase leading to tha rooms
upon tho first-floor, whoro there was as
small inner clost or strong rooni. Here tho
count and countess' kept their money and
jewels. Tho Abbe Francoi9 Gagnard, the
count's almoner, a page, and a volvct-de-chambre,
slfcpt in one of tha three rooms
on tha , ground-floor. -Another was the
salle-a-manger, and the one which opened
from it served for different purpose?.
"A friendly acquaintance soon sprung up
between tha d' Anglades and the Mont
goraraerids. Soori after- ho entered the
house, the Count de Montaommeri receiv
ed a large sum of money, partly louis-d'ors,
soma of which wave quite new, and othors
as oordon, or old ones. Tha remainder of
the money was in thirteen bags, each bag
containing thousand francs; also there
was a bag containing eleven thousand five
hundred liyres' in Spanish pistoles., ' All
this money, -. .togethor with a magnificent
pearl tiecklaco, estimated to be worth four
thousand livres, was secured in a strong
coffer, and tha coffer was carefully placed
In the small, inner closet we havo men
tioned. The d' Anglades , knew (ill .this,
and had Tecommended no investment of his
money to tha count. One day M. de Mont
gommert and his wife 1 agreed to go and
spend a few days at their oountry house of
Ville yousiu, near Mont l'Here, and in
vited their neighbors, the d' Anglades to
acoompany them. They accepted tho in-;
vitation; but subsequently made some
frivolous exouse for remaining at home.
The count and countess set off on Monday,
the twenty -Second of September, ' sixteen
hundred and eighty-seven, and gave out
that they should return tho following
Thursday. The almoner, 1'Abbe Gagnard,
and all tho servant Accompanied them, ex
cept a femmo-de-chaaibre, named For-
menie, and one lacquoy. lour sewing
women,7 employed to ombroidor some
hangings for Madame do Montgom
meri,. wore also left in the housi ; but
th y were lodged in another part of the
building. Tha key of the outer door of
the room on the fust floor was confldod to
the fcuimo-de-chambre; the Abbo Gagnard
shut und double louke J the door of his
room on" the ground-floor; and the family
epnitel, considering that they had left
every thing secure This was showing a
eoiiterapt for burglars that, under tho cir-
duuistanccs, amounted to Mshnoss; and
tho family departed, consiJm ing that they
had left fevcry thing, secure. , ihis was
showing a contempt for burglars that, un-
uer the circumstances, amounted to rash
ness; and they seem to have thought so,
for they roiurned homo suddenly, twenty-
four hours earlier than thoy had intended.
The count declared that 'his mind was
troubled by the sight of somo drops of
blood which he found upon a table cloth,
that ho determined to quitVillo Vousin
that moment, having a presentiment that
something had happened. The nbbe and
tho servants did notamvo unlil after him.
The first thing that struck '.lie abbo was,
Gliding his room-door ajar, al. hough, dur
ing the absence of tho count and countess,
it had seemed to be closed; the abbo hav
ing double-locked it with his own hands,
and tho key had never been out of his pos
session. All tho servants remarked the
fact also, but at the moment it did not, sin
gular to staU?, mal;u mach impression on
them. Supper va-!sert'ed to the count and
countess in tho salle-n-mnnger, nnd they
were still at table when thoir neighbor, d'
Anglade, camo homo, at eleven o'clock,
accompanied by the Abbs de floury and
do Viliais, who had 6tippad with hurt all
the house oila Presi jonte fcdbert. Find
ing tho count and countess ivoro returned,
tlr.iy all want in. and preseirrty Muhim i d'
Anglndu joined llu-m. Afior a little lively
conversation Ihey.iirl feopnrated for the
night, an 1 everything Seemed ns usual.
The next morning the Count do Mont
gomnvri discovered that he had been rob- :
hod. Tho lock of his strong box h:id been
forced, and cvoiy thin it contiincd had ;
bi:cii carried aVny. j
He. of eoursf, mado a cnmplaiiit to the
liouteiiant-crinliiiid . of llio ohatnlet; who,:
with the proi-n"cur du roi and tiiocom-'
missaiy of QoYu-v, lost no time Inn-pairing
to the spot. O.i ex imi nation they duel tr
ed the robbery lo havo ben commitK I by
son-.c en s upon tho prcnjises.'nn I dti, idi;d
upon suaivldng t);e wholo. hiVuso, J)'An-
git le and his wife requested tiia". their
own nppartmonts should bj the first exam
ined, airict scrutiny was ma le, out noth
ing: could be discovered in tho rooms Ihey
inhabited. The officers proceodod to tho
attics. M.idamo d'Angl.a to excused her
self from accompanying thorn upon the
plea of sudden fuuituoss. up to tbo attics
the officers went; and concealed in an old
chost, under wearing apparel and houso-
linen, they found a rouleau of sixty louis
au cordon, wrapped in a printed paper,
which tho Count do Monfgommori declare
ed was his genoalogy. Ha also said that
part of Hie inouey stolen from him consist
ed of louis au oordon of lha .year sixlecn
hundred and oighty-six, aud sixteen hun
dred and eighty -seven., .
When d'Angla lo was ques'.ionod about
this money. he stammered and could givo
no ojcQuut of . how ho cauia by it. He
soaraedin despair, and Madame d' Anglnde
said that tha door of tho npartiuont of tho
Abba do Gagnard had not been secured as
it ought to havij becuiniid 'she insisted that
itsliould likewise bo searched.. This was
dono, it was found that nionov had boon
abstracted from fivo bags, cnx:h containing
a tliousnnd livros. As the Abbcr Uagnard
had doublo-lockcd the door before hi3 de
parture and never parted with tho koy Out
-r i : . ... .. ;.. .: I r i
ill. ins pusMussiu'i, mis liiruu'ui, euum uiuu
tho suspicion that bad settled. upou u An
glade and his wife. The lieutenant orimi
ncl went So far as to say to d'Anglado
. 'Either you or I must havo commuted
tho robory.'
.. So conviiioed Vai ho that ho had secur
ed the 'guilty ucrsou, that ho declared it
useless 10 waste time in milking any fur
ther search, especially as tho count said ho
could answer for tho honesty of all lna own
D'Anlada and his wife wero lakon for
mally into custody;' their persons wore
searched, and soveuteen louis-d'or and a
dpublo pistole, Spanish money, were found
in u Anglnde a pursa a circumstance
which strengthened tho suspicion against
him, as a part ot (lie money stolon was pis
tolas. Itcamoout also that d'Anohtde,
who was in the habit of supping every
night 'rh' town, always took tha key of the
street-door; tbero being no roirular porter;
but, upon tho night" on which tho robbery
must havo been committed, be supped at
home, contrary to his usual custom. This
crowning piece of circumstantial evidence
seemed decisive; seals were placed ou all
the doors, and - d'Anglado and bis wife
were carried ofT to prison,- tho husband
was placed in tho chatelot, und the wife in
Fort d'Eveque. They were each thrown
int" a dungeon, and tho jailors wero strict
ly charged to prevent them seeing or com
munioating with any one. There confine
ment was made as severe as possible. Mad
ame d'Anglado had a dangerous', misoar-
iagc, but it brought no amelioration to the
rigor of her prison.
The trial came on. Witnesses were
beard for the prosecution. Amongst the
chief were the count's sorvants and the
Abbe Gagnard. his almoner; and two of
these witnesses doposod shat they had
scon d'Anglade noar the door of tho abbo's
department just, beforo tho arrival of the
Couut do Montgoramori. Another witness ;
swore that ho know d'Anglade to be a
gambler, and that he had heard the Abba
Houincall him an old clothes man; and
this tallied with the fact that ho lont mon
ey upon pledges.
Another , witnoss deposed , to having
board that d'Anglade had onco stolen a
piece or ribbon, and that, before he came
to livo in tha Rue Royale, a quantity of
silver platojiad suddenly disappeared from
the house where lu logaJ.. -Many other
minute facts camoout, all tending to deep
en tho suspicion against tho d'Anglades.
Tho most damaginar o,-idonco, bowover,
was gathered from his own replies to the
interrogatories concerning his birth aud
sources of income. An evident mystery
surrounded him. He prevaricated in his
answers. At last it was made clear, that in
stead of being, ns ho had boasted, a gen
tleman of high b'uth and I.-trga fortune, his
origin was mean, and his income not more
than two thousand livres, although ho liv
ed expensively, paid for everything in
ready monoy, and had money to le.hd out
besides. This at onoe established him as
a chevalier d'industrie, and put an end to
tho sympathies of honest men. Added to
all these facts and suspicions, d'Anglade
and his wife coulradictod each other, nnd
there wero discrepancies between their
statements. The cn-e looked very black
against them; but, ns the justice of those
days would on no account condemn a pris
oner without crivinj; him every chance of
confessing his doom to ba well merited,
d'Anglade was put to tho torture. The
evidence was, after nil, only circumstan
tial, and it would bo n satisfaction if he
could be made to confess. He was put
first to tho torture ordinary; and, as that
brought nothing, thoy proceeded to the
torture extraordinary, which brought noth
ing either. As d'Anglade refused to con
fess his guilt, thero was nothing to be done
but to condom him w'tliout a confession,
(for, of course, j istico never felt a mo
mo.nt's hesitation as to his guilt, and, on
the sixteenth of February 168!), ho wa
underlined to tho galleys for nino years;
hi-i Wife was banished from Paris for it
lik period.'- AJo, ho was sentenced to
pav n hue to tnc king, to mane restitution
of the stolen good?-, aiid til pair ihroo thou
nd livres to tho count by way of . com
pensation, winch required mo:t man He
had in the - world. 1 lie tiro nion'ln ho
had spent in prison, during 'which s ho had
lived, on bi end and water, without nothing
but damp and rotten straw for a bed, bad
entirely shntterod his constitution. Nev
ertheless, o:i b-'ing taken from the toHufo-
chftmbcr ho was thrown Into the darkest
and frightfulcst dungeon of the Montgom-
meri tower, from which ho was only ro-
moved to bj tsiiceii all bVok'n to pieces
to the Chateau da la Jonjtlle, . wlera ho
was attached to a gang of forcits. He
seemed to ba nt the pjir.t of death; ho de
clared that ho was innocent of all knowledc
of the robbery, received tin lastfaJinments
with devotion, pardoned his enemies, nnd
expected death with a composure that nvght
nris either frdm a se'nsj-' of inri6c:'r;CJ or
the 'prospect of release from intense suffer-
ma:, .-no recovered, . iiowerer; sutiicieiuiv
to depart. from tho galleys with the rest; but
ho was obliged to be convoyed in a cart and
two men wora employbd to lift him down
evdry evening and lay him' upon "bis bed of
straw and to lilt him ngaui into tho cart
tbo next morning?., Tho CiUutda Mont
gommcri, who was terribly nfrajd tiiat
tho sufferings of d'Aiig'alo might soften
tho' heart of justice, tr that dcn'.li might
l"prive him of his revenge',' wis earnest
in bis solicitations for the immediuld depart
uro old Anglnde to tho galleys, aud station
ed himself upon the road by which he
must pass, in order to least Ins eyes upon
the spoota-'do ot d Anglnde s nv.bery. -
Upon the forth of Mtiy.b, sixteen bun
dred nnd eighty-nine, u Anguuo niod in
tha hospital nt Marseilles, four months nfter
his arnvnl nt tho galleys..
No sooner was d'Anoladj dead, than a
nonymous letters began to circulate in all
directions, in which tho writer, declared
that his conscience, would c'.vo him no
ponce until he declared that M. d'An
lade was ontiroly iiuiocin'. of tho robbery
committed upon the Count de Montgom
meri, and that the real criminal were one
Vincent, nlias Belestie.and the Abbe Gag
nard, alrrioner to the Count. It was added
that n woman named La-Combla could
givo important evidence.
Hero was a terrible revolationl The
ponitent prosecutor had become horror-
struok at the possibility of having been
tho means of subjecting an ' innocent man
to so terrible a faio. , He ordered a certain
Degrais, (thesama who was employed to
persuade the poisoner, Madame da Brin
villio'rs, tolenvo the convent, where " she
had taken refuge,) to make inquiries into
tho life nnd habits of the party now acens
ed. Tho result was that Peter Vincent, or
Belestro, tho first named, was discovered
tV ba the son of " n poor tanner nt Mans.
He had enlisted ns a Boldier, under the
name of Belestre, nnd had risen to the rank
of sergeanL; but had been tried and con
damned lo tho galleys for bis, share in tho
assassination of a miller. This wait bis
first offence. His later' exploits bad been
confined to burerlary nnd highway robbery
After being vory poor for a long time, ancf
a vagabond besides, he had tinished by
purchasing an estate in tho neighborhood
of Mans, for whioh he bad paid ten thous
and livres. As to the Abbe Gagnard; bis
father was jailor to the prison in M.n?,nnd '
tbo son had nothing to live upon when lie
came lo Paris, except the, mas his he sai d at
tho Laint Esprit. When )9 entered thts
hou oof the Cjunt d j Montgommeri in
quality oi aunonor, ho was in llio most
abject poverty; but, three months afier he
quitted him, "he lived in something like o
pulence. Ho had never been suspected cf
any especial ciime; but ho was intimste
wi'.h Belestro. Ha was moreover perfectly
acquainted with everything that passed in
the count's household; and, above all, he
knew that the count had received a large
sum of money in the month of June.six'.cen
hundred and -ighly-seven, and be hlso
knew where it was kept;
They were both arrested. The woman,
Tf-ll r . .... . .
iin uomtia, ana uartanr, Ucicstre s mis
tress, guve evidence which was corrobora
ted by a crowd of other witnesses; and it
was clearly proved that IMeslro hud com
mitted the robbery by means of false keys.
an 1 with the assistance of Gagnard. B:1-
ostre endured tho torture without confes
sing anything: but Gagnard had less forti
tude and confessed his ciime. Ho said,
too, that ho was so much alartned when the
lieutenant-criminel was examining tho pre
mises, that had be ake l him the smallest
question ho should have confessed every
thing. A comfortable hearing for that of
ficer! The gibbet relieved the world of those
two scoun Jrels. N i'.hing then remained
to bo dun. oxcept to m ike nniends to the
victimofjulici.il error. Letter of revi
sion wore obtained. Parliament pronounc
ed n decree on tho scventeeiith. of Juno,
sixteen hundred and. ninety-three, which
rdhnbi a'.ej the memory, of d'Anglade, jus
tified tho wife, and rescinded her sentence,
condemned tho Count Montgomrheri to
make res.ituti j:i of the moiay that had
been judged to him ns reparation for the
robbery, and to pay nil expenses beside.
A collection was made in the court for the
benefit of tiie daughter of M. and MaJamt
d'Anglade, which amounted to abovo a
hundred thoiuind livres. .
But all this did not bring back poor M!
u Anglnde to lit-: again.
A Voaaj; Man's (.'U-irHCier.
ZS a youn t maa who has .a just sense
his own v .luo will sport with his own char
acter, A watchful rogard to lii's character
in early youth will bo of inconceiyable
valuo to him in all tho remaining years of
his life. When ttimp'.uJ to deviate' from
strict propriety of deportment, he should
ak himself, Can I afford this? Can I
enduro hereafter to look bick upqii this? "
It is of naming worth to a young man
to have a pure mind; for this is the founda
tion of a pure character. The mind in or
der (o bo kopt pure,, must be employed in
topics of thought which' ara themselves
lovely, chastened nnd elevating. Thus tho
mind hath in its own power the selection
of its theiuc.-i of maditation.. If youtii only
knew, how durable nnl bow dismal is the
injury produced by the... indulgence of de
graded thojghts if they, only . rualjzftd
how frightful vycretua, moral depravities
which n cherished haujt of loose imagina
tion produces on tho soul they would
shun them ns tho bite, of - ft serpent. Tho
power of books to oxoito the imaginatidn is
a fearful element of moral (loath when em
ployed in tbo sorvioe of vico.
Ihe cultivation ot nn amiaiila, elevated,
ad plowing heart, alive to all the beauties
of nature and rill tho sublimities of truth,
invigorates the intellect, gives to tho will
' .1. .1 .f 1 -al .j.!.--
inueponaence oi oascr passions, nna to ine
nffeetiona that pofrer of -adhesion lo. what
ever is imre, nnd good, and grand, which
is adapted to Had on ttio whole nature ol
man into those scones of action and impres
sions by which its energies may ba most
appropriately employed, aiid by which its
high destination may be mo t olioctuully
reached. .
The nnnrirtuiiities for excitihir these fnc
ullies in benevolent ntid self-deny ing efforts
for the Welfare of our Jollow-men, nre so
many aud great ' that it renlly is worth
while to live. The heart which is truly
evangelically benbrolunt, may luxuriate in
an age like this. The promises of God are
inexpressibly rich, the main tendencies of
things so nnuifesily in nccordanco with
them, the extent of the moral influence i
so groat, nnd the effects of its employment
so visible, that whoever aspires after be
nevolonl notion, and reaches forth for things
that remain for us, to tho true dignity of
his nature, can find froo scopo for his in
tellect, aud nll-inspiiing thomcs for the
heart. -
Wheat from Isdia. Tne present high
prico of grain in Europe, has given rise to
a trade, the existence of which, To dare
say, is little suspected by tbe great major
ity of our roaders, nnmoly, the .export of
wheat from India to England. Wo loarn
from successive numbers of a Calcutta
mercantile publication, that tha quantity
of wheat shipped from' that port for Great
Britain during the month ending tho 7th
of Sep'ember. was no less than 124,004
mads, or 22,751 quarters, at tho rata of
6'J pounds fo' the bushel;. and wn under
stand that, at tho data of tho latest accounts
shipments Were still going on with con
siderableactivity.and at rates which prom
ised n handsoma profit to the exporters.
JSnglirh Paper.
A ca'So is now before tho Court in New
Vnrlt CAtv. fifrm which it nnnenrs that a
Cat bobo Friest.nnmcd Uhnrles Smith, wns ; erics oi luuiiiwues, uispiayeu in n tiews
recently, married, hnd issue, and died in j pnper, nre to ninny admouitions and .-war-51
. The suit is brought by the widow to J nings, so ninny bea.kens. continualy burn
secure certain property." So Catholio do ing, to turn others from the rocks oa' which
marry, sometimes, they bad been' shipwrecked.
OuUMe Glitter aad laside Gloom.
t Many borne are elegantly furnished
with small addition to domestic comfort.
Itt iljis fast nga, tlx Mrs. Potiphars often
li7e in palatial re-ddences, overlaid with
gorgeous decorations; for the eyes of the
fashionable visit rs, while the home-loving
Mr; Poiiplnr sighs for the quiit ease of the
durable, old homosioud. Tho Marysviilc
Tribune gives an arausiiig sketch of the in
ner life of one of theso comfortable house
hold.: -' '
"I viochiro, Mr .Smith!, this
is 1,00
ITerfl vnu urn .lrhe.hid out en ll-
"Ola. t
mussing it tip, ud my
carpet in all
spoiled by ihe tramp al
I sha't bj tt.iliamed to
your coarse hoots
bring .any o:i. into
the parlor again and I have taUen ho much
pains to keep everything nice! 1 do think,
Mr. Smith, yon are the most thoughtUss
man I ever did see you don't rpprnr lo
c.iro how much trouble you irive me. in
had no mora care than you have, we would
soon havo n nice looking house it would
not bft long till our new house and furniture
would be just as bad as the old." So said
John Smith's wife to him, ns she saw him
in the parlor taking a nap on the sofa.
Mr. Smith i mo up early and answered
"1 was tired and sleepy, Mary, and the
weather so hot, and this room so quiet and
cool, nnd the sofa looked so inviting that I
could not resist the temptation lo snoose a
little. I thought when we were building
a new house, nnd furnishing it, that we
were doing it because tho old bouse and
furniture were not so comfortable, and de
sh uble, and that I and my own dear Mary
would indulgo ourselves in n lillle quiol
leisure in these nice rooms; aiid if we chose
in lounging on the sofas nnd rocking in
those cushioned arm chairs, away from the
noi'e of the family and the smell of the
cooking stove.
"I did riot dream of displeasing you
Mary, and. I thought it would give you
pleasure to sse mo enjoying a nap on
the sofa. Ihis warm afternoon. I notice
when Mr. Merchant Swell, or Colonel
Bigam, and their families are hero; yon
appear,. delighted lo have sofas and cu?hion
( i nrm chr.irs for them to sit iu or lounge
upon. . I thought the house and the solas
were to us? that W3 wore seeking our
owu treasure who" we paid a large sum
of nioaoV for tbcm: but I suppose lhat
I was mistaken, nnd that the houso nnd
furniture lire, for, strangers, and that we
nre to s'.t iu tho kitchen, and if I want
to luko a nap, or restn little when fatigued.
I am to lie .down oi a slab in the wood-
houso nnd if you want to rest, can go to
the children's tiun lle-bcd iu tbo littie close
bed room, where tho flics can have no
chance ut you.,'
The iiony of Mr. Smith's, reply, uly
provoked his wife, and seeing himself
threatened with a repetition of firs.
Smith's spench, with unpleasant additions
and vfliittions, and knowing that he would
;et tiared of gaining victories ttverherinf
argumant bet-ire she would thins of get
tiug tiarJ ol defeat, he took himself out
and loft Mrs. Smith to fix up and dust ou'
nnd lock him out of his own house, and
look his scat in an old chair near the
kitchen.-which Mrs. Smith said was good
enough to use every day in the kitchen
where no ona sees it.
Poor, mistaken Mrs. Smith, thought I.
Art! yet, many nre like her. They want
a fina house, nnd when they got it they
want nn out-housc to live in, nnd they con
fiiue their families to few small rooms,
poorly furnished, while the main room,
well furnished, is never seen by tho family
only, when visitors. come! Both house and
furniture nre too Brio for use; The carpet
is too fine for their husbands to walk on;
the mirrors tire too fine for hint to look into;
tha furniture is fill too f:ria for him to see
or use. Just so It goes; wo dress we
woman.I niean, n id I nm sorry that many
men are as foolish a? wa are to please
others, or rather to excite their remarks
wa build houses and furnish them for those
ou'side of the. family; and live as poorly
when wa are rich, as we did when wo ivare
poor as poorly iu the now bousa as in the
It is a fatal day to cnjdyirient when a fam
ily gets n houso and furniture loo fine for
use; and yet many have-fln nmmtton 10
have it so. Better would it be if they were
contented with such a house nnd snob fur
nilure as is 6uited to every day use; toe
house large euoUgh to accommodate one"s
friends, and tile lurmture such as nil use
when at home.
True love ciifj no more be dimiuished
by showers of qvil than flowers are mar
rod by timely rains.
.'. Chance is the greatest romancer !h the
world; to be prolifiio we have only to
Tho pleasure of love is in loving; We
nre happier in the' passion we feel than in
that which we excite.
The social state has chances which na
ture does not permit, for it is nature plus
society. .
The knowledge when lo slop, left Sylla
nothing to fear, though disarmed; the want
of knowing this, exposed Caesar to the dan
ger of Bru'us.
All tho while thou livost it!, thou hast
tho trouble, distraction, inconveniences of
life, but not tho sweets and true uso of it.
Tho follies, vices, and consequent mis
The Uoine Jewiaper.
The N. Y. Lifj Illustrated, one of the
most mlua'Ai papers in the country for the
'family circle,' not filled with foolish tales
but with ch iic) reading of grei interest
and utility, thus truthfully speaks of Coun
ty Paper.
Vu have observed w:th great satisfaction
tbemarteJ improvement which has taken
pla:-e in our country newspapers within
the last few years. Tiiey sin now rot ore
iaviwuA rtiifi!!:' tf 4fyr TYt4fTli rf in
a highly creditable appearance,
but, what is,still more important, are edit
ed v illi a greater degree of taleot, indus
try, .and Utste than formeily." To improve
then still further iir quality, nothing ii
necessary but a more liber.il patronago.
Let jhj? people come forward, and give their
1-icaJ ,;vewpapcr a wide and general cir
culation, and fill their business columns
wi'h good paying advertisements, and the
thing is done. - Everybody i benefitted
and nobody is injured. The subscriber
and the advertiser t the, value 'of their
money many times over, while the pub
lisher and editor are enable 1 to devote
their e xclusive attention to their paper and
to I've thereby.
hvery farmer, fruit grower, nnd nurs
eryman has produce to sell. Lot him ad
vertise, hvery mechanic, merchant, and
manufacturer has goods, implements, and
wares to sell. Let Aim advertise. I ro
fessionnl men nnd woman, such as teach
ers, physicians, lecturers, and preachers.
need to keep themselves before the publie
by means of the press. Let them adver
tise All legitimate business every calling
and pursuit of life, may be brought and
kept before the world by means of the
newspaper press. A well-devised system,
put into practise nnd properly carried out
in this direction, would place every news
paper upon a high nnd independent foot
ing, and add immensely to the wealth of
the world.
Reader, patronise first of all, your own
cnutity paper. Subscribe and pay for it.
Advertise in .it, and .'en if you cannot af
ford to do w ithout it, why, send for Life
Illustrated. Irouton Reg.
Newspaper by-Laws. A contemporary
lays down tha following pithy cod of
newspaper by-laws. They are tha best
wa have seen drawn up :
1. Bo brief. This is tha agi of Tele
graph nnd stcnogrphy.
2. Be pointed. Dou't write all around
8 subject without hitting it.
3. Smta facts, but don't stop to moral
ise. It's a dmwsy subject; Ll the read
er d bis own dreaming.
4. Eschew prefaces. Plunge nt once
into your subject, like a swimmer in cold
5. If you have written a sentence that
you think particularly fine, draw your pen
through it, A net child is always the
worst in the family
G. Condense. Make sure that you real
ly have an idea, and then record it in the
shortest possible terms. ATc want thoughts
in their quintessence.
7. Whan your aMie.lo is complete, strike
out MAe tenths .. of tht , adjectivft. The
English is a strong language, but won't
bear much 'reducing.'
8. Avoid all high flown . language.
The plainest Ang!o:Saotv- wa)rd nre the
best. Never use stilts when legs will do
as well.
9. Make your sentences short. Every
poriod is a milestone, at which the redder
may stop nnd rest himself.
10. Write legibly. 1 Don't let your
manuscript look like the tracks of a spider
haf drowned in ink. We shan't mistake
anybody for a genins, though he write as
crabidly as Napoleon.
Ditsis Makk3 tub Mas. A corres
pondent of the Journal says :
, 'A gentleman who Was in Washington
the tithcr day, tells a pretty good story.
He was present at the funeral of one of
tha diplomatic corps. As the services
were proceeding ba saw on the floor a pnir
of largo foet covered avith a substantial
pair of brogans worth about 61,25, and a
Dair of blue homespun woolen stockings.
As the foet seemed to be in a1 position of
hdtidr, the observer thought lib would trace
them home. Ha did so. and found they
belonged to the Hon; William L. Marcy,
Secietarv of State. .
.The SpringGeld Ropublicnn, in noticin
a idciifoco torch light procession, a few
days since, said it was t 1-2 . minutes in
passing a given point. The locos corn-
plajned of the statement, and; tba Republi-
can corrects oy saying wiejr ri .iinormeu 1
-. - i . . .i 1 r J
that one inuiviuuRi in me, runts -ww more
z l-z minutes in passings given pomi, nnu
several others could not pass it, all. That's
a correction "as Is a correction." .
P'uettt Good. A friend of ours who
was in New "tdrk., recently, weiit in'o a
ftshionable restaurant Jor rofroshmont.
While seated there a "feller nnd h!s gal",
nlso entered nnd-sWed tlieniselves nenr
him.. Each studied the 'tBill of . Fare"
a'tentevclv. The young man basing cal
led for a beef stako, asked his "lady love"
what she would order. Afuer hesitating n
moment, sho said she would have a .wood
cock. "Woodcock?" exclaimed the follow,,
nervously fingering bis slim purso wood
cock! thunderl they are as big as tHrkeys
Hwould kill jou to eat one of 'en!"
The "Gal" was content with a mutton'
chop. ' ' ' ."
"What an absurdity I" crict tome criti
cal render of the litis of this article, "What
an absurdity lo claim anything peculiarly
American in Hope! Bye and bye we sbnlj
have essKs.'on Argerican Humnn Natur
and all scrls American universal. tbjngs.
It is a poor, miserable, unpardonable ani-
yl" - A
Cut, tirc.'ilic, begging-your -'ardon for
intormpiing your eloquent omlion we
hnv not attempted lo Araerieanirt Hope,'
lor it in h very comfoi labia ideate ehr
ish, that in alt nations Hope is performing
a most excellent mission, lightening im'n
present darkness strry beauty to. h
the toiling sons of liberty and progresg.
No; Hope is not American, but universal:
and it is a beautiful fiction whih the T1 J
poets spesk of. when Pandora's box of E
vils was emptied on the earth, all the goo-l
angels fled, save Hope, who begged the
gods to allow her lo reiilaln to cheer thJ
maddened lot of man. bhe remained, and
her smile chased awar the blackness of
despair, and gave man courage to endure
present evils n J to toil for better days.
No, Hope is not American; but still
there i. in a noble and magnificent sense','
such a thing as America Hope a tend'
nry to expect better and better results as
the reward of study nnd effort, in every
department of invention and industry.
Take an illustration from the American
Reaper, that cfter bearing away the prize1
attheiondon Crystal Palace; bas' ly
wone the champicuship in Paris. It wo'd
seem that if there was anything like finish
ing the hope of American skill, here wo'd
be an instance of it. It m'y',t seem t'.iat
no one wonM cry, "Come on - MseDuff,"
for Ihe field would be left completely lo
MicCormick.-and ex-President Fi Imore;
skiing on the fop of the hay-stack in the
trial-field for the contesting machines in
France, w ml ! not only clap his bands and
ware Lis hat in entl-usiasm for the triurr p
of America; but would alo have put bis
bat on his head nnd In3 bands in bis pock
ets. satUEnd that invention could rot far
ther go. Cut this i not the esse.- Ataer
iea knows that nil the world is awake to
rivalry, and the strength aud peculiarity
of her hope is, she feels certain of achiev
ing su:cess. Hsceina Fpeecb by the
Hon. Ii. C. Vinij.-op, in which h rpoke
of the Massachusetts Agricultural Society
luu tided in 1792, he ssid.
"lis premiums are ul this moment
stimulating the jnveniion ofa whole coun
try to furnish us with even a bolter mow
ing ma-him thnrt those which have already
been the adruira'ion and wonder of the
crystal paiacos o: uuin x.otriar.u ana
Franc. Aad I believe wa shall bay
batter. ...
The extent of the business alrsady don
in the manufacture of Reapers aud the
woith of the btistiiivention may be some
what imagined from the fnnt, that to ona
town, Rockford, 111., at one Manufactory!
Mannv's. three thwuand were made but
year, amounting to about 54U0.OOO!
As nuoihor illustration of frankness to
admit that tin finishing torch has .fCX
been reached in any work, and the rt-H-ance
that America will lead in now tri
umphs of indention, we always admired
the language of the ing'-nious Hohbs.irhelt
he astonished tbo Londoners with Amer
ican Lock. "I offar," he said, '-to pick
any lock now, on 'any door within fifty
miles of London; but 1 do not say that no
lock can be inenUi and put on a door
which I cannot pick." This was Amer
ican faankness. Ho maintained that tbs
lo?k he. h 1 brought .from America could
not,be picked pecsuse it was consirui.ua m
a new pnnctuc: lie Know teat mat princi
ple might bj di-coverJ as 5t bad beenjand
he kneif lhat applications ou that principle
were many, ever. 'discoverable . and most
complex. liut, sill) raruier, lie ten conn
dent, nnd expressed bis confidence, thai
let what might bedoneou the part of for
eign mecahnics, the triumph would M on
the sl.le of Ameiicira skill. , This is what
we cnll American Hope.. Itis,far better
than that "Manifest Destiny" doctrine
which seems to have died away,, giving
place (o hopes that look for,lheir,fulblment
to the noblo victoaWs of peac. ' '....
With honorable aims, and unyieldingj
industry and economy, Ihe toilers, in tbe
fields of American enterprise need "never
say die," hut bopo on, und hope Sver. .
It is very ofien more necessary lo con-,
oeal contempt than resentment, tbe former
bein never forgiven, but tbe latter sometimes-forgot.
' " '
Evils in the iourney of life are like the
bills which alarm travellers upon Ihe road:
lh gre,t st , distance, but
1 wefppr,oaci, theni WefooUbas tby.
insurmountable than we hail
I tjouceieved.
Modern art, retired by superstition -w
Italy, taught to dance in France, plumped
up to unwjeldiness in Fianders, reduced to
' chronicle small bee-' in Holland .became.
rich old womnn by "buckling tool in
A clerk in a mercantile establishment
writes lo his friends at home: "Plaguer
easy limed now-a-days very little work
to do our firm don't advertise." .
The speaKorho "took Ihe floor," baft
been arrested for lumbar slonling:, , . ,
, .Money is defined to be a composition for
taking stains out of character. . . . , r
' Holiness the most lovely tWog tbat exrf
ist, is sadly unnoticed end Mknowa up'ou
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