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.TOE (SffiOMOLIL H. R. COWEN, EDITOR k PROPRIETOR, "j5BBi0 WU im m&Mi 3 :; . . ;." TERMS S1.:0 A E.R. IN ADVANCE NEW SERIES, VOL. VJI, NO. 2:2. ST. CLAIMVILLE, OHIO, THUkAdav. MARCH 8, 1855. WHOLE NO. 1117 THE BELMONT CHRONICLE. punusiinD evkrv thuusday morninu. Office on NortU side of Mniu Street n few Doors West of Marietta Street. Tift Ml ok i.'MCiLirriuN. if in i.l within three itioiitlm, ' '. I r jIH nllr-r ttlftttlnifl, sYtJUtl PfttWtM li oniimtrfl tinljr t the option of the rriiior, 'Unit' ai rul ;v - ' ' dMe TKHMH iinnviu iiMMi. Far Pi 11 are, ( 1 1 linrx or lrwt) three week, 1,01 I'very Aitilitmnnl InePrtinn, V Yearly ailvorlitfrnieiitri one tnltimii, $1l,00 rtuii oolnmn, 4,00 UuafMf coin miii 15,110 Prpjbaiton1 Canll I n per amuhhi. j; j All letter MtWfttlttd to the editor ftU1 ha tAl(1 to RMIVi tliiilinti.eQ jTT'No ptter 3TicontlnftM until allftrriftrftfM are paid union at the opium of the Mltorlt POETRY. From the National Era. MARTHA MASON. BY J. G. WHITTIER. BY J. G. WHITTIER. A SONG OF THE OLD FRENCH WAR. Kolur Rawlin, frosts were (ailing. When ihenuiltr! liorn wa culling, Through ih woodi oi Cinedai done (he winter' sleet ami snowing, (iutio the spring-time' bud and blowing, -Gone the summer'a harvest-mowing. Ami again the fields tire gayi Ysiawsy, h swayt Faintand lainur, hopei growing, hi llie heart thai lujurn his atay. Martha Mason, Mnrtba Mason, Prithee toll us whai'a the reason Thai you mope at home to-day; Bursty smiling i not liuuuigi Leave yow quilting, leave you-spiiiui IjJ What i? all your atora ol linen, . If your hear; is ne ver gnyi .Comt- away, noma away! Never yet did and beginning Make lbs mm! ol lllo u pUy." Overbending, till hf' blending Willi Ilia fkunm akein he" lending, Palo brown trowes anioolhed away 'ruin Iter tare of patient MMfuW, Sits she, seek ing but to burrow, From ilic trembling hop "i morrow, Sol.ice lor 1 1 it- w 1 1 y day. "On your way, laugh and ployi j Unto Hi in who bruit iheaparrow And ilia lily, let me pray." 'Willi our rally rintts llie Vail, y Join ua " erietl the blue-eyed Nellys "Join us!" cried ibe blUgliiltg May; "To ilia boueh wo all ire going. And to save lllo talk of rowing, , W si hy north the wind la blowing, Blowing briakly down the ba) 1 Coin'1 aw ay. route. nw':: 1 Time anil tide are swiftly ll iwing, Let us take I In in while we may! "Ntvr nil u that you'll fail us, Win re llie purple beach-plum mellow ( 'n the Until-so wild and guy. IaHeu, for iho oars are filling; II. ok, our merry niolea are tailing; 'lime ii iatbnl we wen all in, Singing tldii'Wnrd dow n ihe haj!" "Nay, nay, h t me stay; Si re nnit sad lor Koine Kliwlln, a my boart," she said, "to-day!" 'Vain your calll ig for Rob Itawlln, tfonie red aquow biantooaa luenl'a broiling, i it Mime French lata, tinging gay Just Ibrget us he' lorgotiingt Wbat'a the itae ofalwnya fretting! lfaomeatnra uiiii. ttcedn be miting, IHhara rle us good u they!" "Cease 1 pray! go your way!" Martha ciiis, Iter i yt litis wettlngt "Foul uuJ lulse iho word youanyl" "Martha Maaon, hear to reason. l'ritltee put a kinder lace on" "Cease to vex me," did she say, ".-speak you true instead oflyinfl, ll 1 knew the pines were lighlllg U'er bu, grave, and wild bird crying, 1, as now, would aay you nay, Uui away, far away, Turns my heart, forever trying Bome new hope lor each new day. "When theahadowi bi.le the meadow And the sunset's golden Inuders Climb the twilight' walls ol gray, From the window ol my dreaming, I can see his firelock gloaming, And his smile of welcome beaming lirithlly on his homeward wny; But away. in away, Glides the loud delusive -ei mint', And 1 kneel nyaiu to pray!" Lookup, Martha! worn amUwarlny: Lilowed u face ol manhood w orthy. liohi, !" "Marti. a!"- all they say, ti't r wt ui wheel a nil ret I together, LitlU eared, thi! ow iter hiihei; llearl ol lend is heart ol feuthi r, foon ol night is gold, n day! Come away; 001110 away: When true lovers meet each oilier. Why tbould p" ing idlers stay! MISCELLANEOUS. From Putnam's Monthly for February. THE OLD WOMAN Who Dried up and Blew Away. "There be ninny w itches at this day 111 Laplau w ho sell wind to mariner, and may musi nee ii.ulinm llie devil drives.'1 U'Wcr'. Haifa I VltiJuntStttte. "Old woman, old woman, ivhiiher so highf" "To sweep the eouwehs Iroiu llie sky." Muny yer ago, on Ihe old stngeroad lcai ing from lloston to l'lyiiioutli, just out i Weymouth invo Hinglium, thtfre lived u old woman who went by the nume of Su Word, Where be camo Ireni no one knew. jSotne yeara belore the time of which w write, she hud taken up her abode in uu o house which kad been deserted by it lormi owner, and there alie d'velt ull ulone, perlect myalery to the gossips ol the neigl borhood. Slio managed to get a living I .doing all suit of odd job for the people the village; by knitting now and then a pa of stockings, by pinning a few knot yarn, or going out as n niirto for the sick.- The villager also, at first, were quite kil ' 1 1 to her. But after a while tltcy lirnn to wea ry of being benevolent to an mysterious I being. All plaiting and qurationing to na certuin her former life failed to produce any effect, save a stubborn rc!unl 1o gratify curiosity, and slight flastiea of linger, which all Inquirer agreed boded no good. Although the time of which we write was after the excitement concerning llie Salem witchca, yet be'ief in such being! had not wholly died away, rtpftcUllj among the older portion of the community. Could they not quoit the llible and godly Mr. Mallier in support of their doctrine! Ily-tind by str.mge dories began to bo cir culated COPOtrnlng old Sue Ward. It was Buiil, that being vexed tty Deacuii ButT, she gave utierane to a tnu'.tcring curse, and tha next tnorirng the deacon's bet heifer was found de d, in such a strange position, that nobody but the devil could have brought her there Then, as Mistress Ward was walk ing homo one cold night, uncle JulhuS over took her in hi nice new wagon. She asked him tO carry her home, as she was tired. 13 lit he replied he could not, as it was rather oiriiis road, and ho was In a hurry. "M ty you he longer reaching homo than 1 am," exclaimed she, and but n moment uflerwards hi horstr fell, broke both abaft to the wag on, and w'lat w as worse, his uwn leg. These stories, somewhat magnified, per haps, in the telling, were soon in the tr.oUtll ol every one in the il'oge. Sion they spoke of her fo longer as MUtrcsi Ware, or old Sue Ward. She possessed the three great ieiuisites .'or u witch of thai Unit, I. She was old. II. She w is ugly. III. She was poor. g With such an evil suspicion hanging about her, it is no wonder that many who had lorinerly befriended, now avoided her. Even the little children, having heard the mysteri ous talk of their parents, ns they passed her in the streets, clasped one another's bauds more tig'itly, and, gazing at her with hall friglitonod looks, went hurriedly on, th nigh some ol the larger boys would sometime shout alter her. Mailers were llllis, as one wild windy No vember iiifcht, old Sue sat by her lire in her lonely hut. She had been out to gather fag gots of which the lire was built, and meet ing some rude boys on her return, they had taunted her with unseemly vvrds'. Not of ten would such words have effected her so oiucb. lint as the (creaming wind how led through the brnnulie of the forest, and she bt'uid the moaning of the dying -auUMiini thinking nil the while that she knew not Where to look for help through the coining winter, what wonder that she felt like curs ing the day In which she was lorn! She did curae it most bitterly. I lor wick ed, withered i l.l heart was lilting itself up in blasphemy, us she sat by her fire that night, and gazing intently into its llunes us they lightened up her miserable room. 'VVhy can"'. I die!" muttered she to her i self. "As if seventy years of sorrow, sev enty years of sin, wasn't enough for one ' mortal! D.iesn'l the liible say that three I score yours und ten lire the limit! uf life! Why should I live longer! I, without friends with none of the comforts which 00 long to age, old, poor, miserable, hall-starved and cold!" und she drew up closed to the lire, and continued. "I vould drown myself, but the water is til cold. 1 have nut strength enough to kill mytolf any other way Why is there no oth er way but dying to be rid of the world1 ll folks could cast off life oa they do an old garment! I've heard of old women that drieil I up and blow away. The Lord koowg I'm dry enough. Why, if he will not let me die Will he nut blow me away! I (houU nol cure if it was to a plure warmer than this, w here od women don't have to go out a I ter faggots." And she grinned a most wicked grin , shew ing one worn yellow slump of i toolh. "Good evening, Mother Wu:d," said I I voice at her elbow. j She turned und taw just at her aide a little old man dressed in blur k. A quick active 1 old follow ho seemed, as, without being ask ; ed, he drew the other of iho two rush-hot. 1 touted chairs all the seals the room con jtuiued up to tilts tire. "Who ire you! What do you want'" uk ed old Sue, as soon as she had a little recov j ured from her Baton Uhtuent uttbis suddei ! interruption. "A poor cold traveller who wishes t warm hiuisell it your fire," replied he, jus glancing ut her with bis keen black eye. 1)1 it was llie wickedest eye you ever saw, si . full of malice und deviltry, to glittering an nuke-like. "You are welcome to the little warmth wretched old woman's lire can give, llu .you have not told me your name, though ought to know It, a you ccui to knoi mine." "I go under ilifferent names," replied he , "those most familiar wilhiue, call me by I nickname, but my proper title u Heel V. llubb But why do you call yourself wretel ed!" "11 ive you not lived long enough in tli js world to know!" replied she almost liercelj "There are grey hairs on your brow, and ll wrinkles on your face will number ulino mine. Is it not ulways wretched to be oh Jlut perhaps you have warm friends wh . cheer yuu with their presence, and suatui ,1 you by their luve!" u She pan.-'! a moment, as if waiting for o reply. Hut the old man st with hi elbov resting un his knees, looking steadfastly i - to the tiro with his cunning eyes. The o e woman continued d "Perhaps you do not know w hat it is !r outlive all the friends of your J outh, to wn der away among strangers, und to be khuun '" and d. s o d by them, to be treated und hoi 'y ed ut as a witch, as one who has dealin ul with the devil, when I know no nioro uf tl I devil then you do." el; "Not perhaps as much," said he, In an u dertone. She went on, not hearing or i 'd heeding him. I "Von may not have felt all tha wicked ness of your soul rise up agaiiHt your perse cutors, 'prompting you tu curse them as I have cursed them time and again, and curse thetu now. Olt, the good Christ;an souls! who pretend to be so pious and holy, who roll up their eyes ut the very sight of in;! I should not wonder it some of them had more dealings with Satan than myself." "No doubtof it." replied the old man. Old .Sue wen on, feeling a strange thrilling pleasure in telling her wicked thought to the one ut her side, whose eyes gleamed brighter, and looked inoro evil, the more wicked she grew. "And I was thi iking what, a mockery it would be for me to say the Lord's Prayer, Our Father' " The old man gave an uneasy start as she said these worls; yet rem lined quiet, as she repeated A'o more; but tmilin;hir skinny hands together, exclaim ul j "Why should I call him MY Father! Has he treated me as a child! lias he not lift ' me here In my old age, to rags, und poverty, and abuse, when ho might hive taken me to his blessed home beyond the skies long be fore this! Death would long ago have been welcome to mo." '. "Why do you Not kill yourself, then!" ask ' eo the old man softly. "1 was thinking of that just as you camo in. Hut it is un Ugly, horrible business to take one's own life. If there were only ' some easier way to rid one's self of the ! world! Did you ever hear," continued she, j speaking in a low, cenfideliul tone, "did ever ; you hoar any old woman that dried up und : j blew away!" The cunning-eyed otic for a while spoke not a word. He sat there still and quiet, looking fixedly int the lire. But ull at unce I he burst out with o wild slave of a song. ' j The w ords so wrought upon the imaginations of mother Ward, that she knew not why , alio begun te stamp her foot In accompani- : moot, and when ho camo to the churn-" , she joined her shrill treble to his clucked Ii ise, and the strange melody rung out clour und piercingly! I walked mo out the other night, The wind w as blowing hih; 1 clasped my cloak about me tight, Ami wished that I might die. CnoRI . 0 tor these rar, good limes of.old, When women, I've heard say, If Wind were high, or wtaihercold, Dried Up and blew away. ; IJu nil I, ' ), w ind! O, hitter wind! Why l.l iw so chill on inT I'm old anil lonely, nearly blind - W Impure my rags to Iheef" t) for those rare good limes of old, ic. Vel .-till thr cold, cold w ind blew on. And pi, reed me through and through. It said lo me, in quiet scorn. 1 "Away with hags like you!" I) tor those rare good lime of old, Ac. I curso ihee, wind, with all my might, 1 curse thy chilling breath, L'nles ih hi blow me otTto-night, I'll curse thee till my death. ll furthoso rare good times of old, if. Choru ujain!" shouted the old mm, Stamping his foit. And lliey sang it t hrough again; till the old walls of the room echoed with the wild scream of theil voices, j "Those good old lime may come again," i said the old man, allor they had finished the singing. "But there is a cert 'in st ite of feeling to which every one must arrive, be fore they can vanish from eurth. People I in the old times oftoner reached it, than ut present." i "Wba is that state! I will attain unto , it," said mother Ward. "I think you will; perhaps you have. Know then, good mother, that all thing hate un the Cttrth ure vanity. Wluti lighter than Vanity! Doth nut the slightest breath . stir the leaf of the willowl Hut vanity la lighter than even the willow's leaf. I suid j . all thing were vanity; ull things but love are so. It is this which binds men to earth. Were it not fur the love which human Doing beur to one another puffand away they would go, mine lor ever. Now, mother . Wurd, tell me, have you rid yourself ultogeth- - e.- of love! I find many who declare lliey have done thus, and when I wonder they do - not blow away, loldown deep in their hearts. - covered over it may be with iho glitter of i mammon. With the dross of selfishness, one little particle ol love, which keep them from i being altogether vanity. Hut Iain preach t ing! Tell me. J say, have yuu rid yourself i 1 altogether of love!' j Old Sue sat still und thought. Her mind d went back through the path of weary yeurs; to the dys when a happy chiid she had clung I I with uffeotloil to those who cherished her t! under their rojf, who culled her their darling; she traced her o.vu life vs she grew up a v wayward beauty, her love poured out in its wealth and tenderness upon one her parents deemed unworthy; her rebellion and forsuk ing of ull for love of him whu wus tu bu futh , er and mother lo her- her few short month '" of happiness and u terrible awakening us tho 'I earth received to its bosom her love, her on I y joy. 6avo un infant life which only kept L 1 her grief from laying herself by his side in r' j the grave. Il' I Old Sue buried her face In her hands und st I wept as the memory of these times came so " vividly upon her. The evil-eyed looked 0 i gloomily. " i But memory would not stop here as bis Ideuthand usher treasurers birth. It told u over t.er wrongs. Tho eonioiousileai of liud- W I ing herself without money, and consequently j without friends, in u great city, llie long 1J duys of travel, with the precious little one in ' her onus, to Ihe home ol her childhood; lh to! winter' night that heard her tunurou knocli n-1 at the door and d ! The one at hor side looked smilingly. "- The. tear had dried, and foulest hate scu ylei gl forth from her luoe, And the ume wild night heard a fatlior'i curse upon hi ofl'spring; U saw u wdm.ll le faint and foot-worn go forth; with its wind lot und storms il hushed a child's cry, for evei 'and wrought Ion" months' of disease upo t'.io mother. From that bed of lloktic, Memory told her how she rose with vows of vengeance, but it did rret dare to dwell upon the n n ii ut urn I crimes which followed, of vain endeavors to escape remorse, of her flight over the sea, of Ibe years she had wished to d e. She ruse from her sent ticmbiing and pale forshe lad dared to think upon her niii 'ul past. She had u parent's lore am! i hud cursed instead ol blessed her; she won a i.'eorer love, and it died from her; a child's luve hid blossomed in her hear'., but it was rudely killed and its death terribly avenged She had no other love ull wes unfriendli ness and hate. j 'Areyou ready . twg',.' said the old man calmly. He Knew that -be wo his. 'Lot me first warm myself before mv jour ney,' replied she. Then she gathered all the faggots into the middle uf tho room, and kindled thwin. The room bin?.' d in a mo ment. As tiie flames leaped fierce and hot. 'I am ready said she. That night good John Kenton came riding from Plymouth. As he approached old Sue's hul he saw the lire burst lorth from its win dows, and strangest of all, two shadowy forms glided fur away above the burning Aamea, living Into tho darkness of the night, while a gust of wind mightier then ever ic had before felt, almost blew him from his horsp. Those things he averr d to the croud IV ho collected around the burr ing dwelling. And win t confirmed the narration Wm, that no boned could boifound among tho ruins lit i lh er w as old Sue Ward seen any ie r . This is a story believed by many rsoti to the present day, and "ATT account ... w I it'll every old home thereabouts has u hoi - ---h ie nailed to its door, and this maxim prev-. .-: CHERISH LOVE LEST YOU BECOME VANITY. From the Knickerbocker. The Arctic. DISCIPLINE ON BOARD OF VESSELS. Taking our accustomed ease one morning, some weeks ago, in our barber's shop, un der the pleasant tensorial manipulation of Mr. Augustus Bleillng, who has no superi or in his professional line, we overheard the following a it fell from the lips of one ol our most distinguished American poets: "I u in of the linn opinion that if there h ad been on board the Arctic, as I contend should bo the case on every steamship thai crossci the Alluntic the- tlttcipHnc of a man--mir,lhat drourttnl tkWfSlty, at least in part, if nol wholly, might have been avoid ed. U was the lack of authotilivt concrl between the captain and his officers and tin oilicers and the crew which ulthe outset let '.o the dt'p'orablc event. "When the steamer 'Princeton,' Captair Stockton, hud made a portion of u pleasure excursion down the Potomac, you will re member that in tiring a salute with llie -big gun,' il burst, and destroyed several precious liv-is, anions; others, that of the then Secre tary of the Navy. Now, I have it from the very best at thority that ol Commodore Stockton himself that when the gunners had iired the piece, and witnessed its terri ble effects, they resumed their position tiinit ibe carnage il had created, nor did they move from it until oru'e led tu co so by their com mander, Can it be doubted that obedience and discipline such as thi. might have tuved uur unfortunate ocean steamer I" "Huf" interposed a hearer, "is it eertain that anij discipline could have saved ait the passengers!" "1 don't know who' otherj may think, but for myself, I have not tho slightest doubt of it. Let me mention c circumstance witch once occurred on Like Champlain, und of which I w is mysell an eye-witness: "1 wuson board the Steamer 'Burlington' this was some twer.iy-live or thirty yearn ago commanded by Captain Sherman, on, ol the most careiul, llie most methodical, tb most exact captain thai ever trod u stream er's deck. Everybody knows, who ever tra veled with him, that there never wus seer a speck of dirt about his bout so big us a pen that his directions wore given In a tone st low that they wore soldo. u heard save by those to whom they were especially addres sed; and generally they wore indicated by a merely subdued tone or whistle. "Cu tho occasion ol sjrbloh I speak, the steamboat had approached the middle ol the Widest part of the lake, somewhere, ifl re collect rightly, in the neighborhood of Plaits burgh, when a cirole of smoke was aeon lo issue from around her smoke-pipe. The alari: instantly arose: I " The bout is on lirol the boat is on fire i "I ri shod to the saloon, where several la dies, who were of the pleasure parly to whic WM myself attached, were assembled in slate of great fear. I "Ladies,' I said, 'don't be alarmed; I knoi Captain Sherman, and his prudence , euerg and determination, so well, that although i ' is certain that the boat ha caught lire, yt 1 consider your lives us safe us if you wor in your own parlors. ' 'Meantime, there was no bustle, no lou urders, no shouting or disorder upon the deck and when 1 relumed to it 1 found two lioei ul men, all ol the crew, passing fail uud rt 1 c'eiviugcmii buckets in. return, und in lit teen minute the fire, which had reach u considerable headwuy, was entirely extii guished. An hour or two after, when all excite ment in relation to the fire had subsided, j I met the Captain on deck, I ventured I . ask him: !i "Captain Itinera) an, will you toll me no it was thut you were enabled to prescn such perfect order among your crew, und l '' put uui u lire so speedily which had jaiip suth headway I' ij "Oh! ye,' replied the Captain, Ukf whu ' thing i very simple and easily explained; I all lonniilU being prJrt4 lor such I , j emergency. Now 1 have reaawraag tim o t Hcepo which you havu witnessed lo-duy mo , lhau Jifly times wilh ny men, on the duck n this boat,' 'And there,' said Mr. H , fvM Htfl the beneni of discipline, Suppose that the men on board the 'Burlington,1 had been mining bilher and thither, without concert and without confidence! frightening others, and only anxious to ave themsPives, what WOWld have been the result' Tw boa. Would have been destroy.! to s certainty." A Blind Girl Feeling for a Sunbeam. 1 be sun Ii s jurt uurst out through t.'o clouds, and heavy golden beam some in It our window. Ituw blight andfJJheerfnll It comes in o Intently, yti it fpeiks to the heart, Thank kind (Jud i ,r lonshlne! Ages on es il ha,s illuminated -Hid gladden ed u world, yet wc hardly think of the gnat fountain of light and t,eut'. Writing of sunshine brings to miiid a touching incident which cams) under our observation as we were travel ing in the care. Opposite us w-.s eated a family of fur, consisting fat man and Ins wile, und two children b y and girl twins, uud totally blind. Two lovelier children we never saw. Tho family were irom the Booth, A leathern in had given each cheek a rich olive complexion, relieved by a beautiful bloom upon tho children's countenances. The boy WHsllgtllf built, hud finely chiseled ftothcrs, and of a dark brow n, clustering in rich rurls around kit neck. The girl wos yet more slcr.der, and fragile us a leaf, und of the most spiritualized beauty. Her habit waa dark. He. hair was black as night, i's heavy, glossy tresses con , lined by gulden baud which glittered brig! t ; ly upuu the dark backgruund. They both seemed happy, conversing Wilh an intelli gence beyond their yours. The train stop ped for a moment upon the route. Tho win dows were all raised, and the children lean ing out as il to see. The little girl heaved a long sigh, and thru leaned back in the seat, exclaiming! I "Oh, mother, I cannot see anything." A tear trembled in her eye, and her voice was so sad and low. that it w out to the !.' Tt ofevSJty pa.-s. nji'r u ho h.'arl the L and litifortunate creature. "Neither can I see, Be'.'.; but I know eve rything is bcsutllul," said her brother, as the light winds lifted the thin lock. "You're i beautiful, are you not, Bell!" . Just then, a flood of sunshine gushed from the white clouds in the west like u flash, and fell lull uud warm upun the cheek of Ihe sud girl, and upon the tears in her eyes. Quick us thought she put up her hand, end attempt ed to grasp the golden pencil that were play Uu UtiiMUfb b LUiuk l.r&uts upon bar uocfc uud cheek. Eagerly she si ut her hand upon vacancy, uud a shadow fell upon her counte nance os she failed to touch the sunshine. "Mother, I cannot feel it; has it lied out o; the window I" -What, Belli" ': "The sunshine, mother. Ii. touched my cheek, but I cannot touch that." ' The mother' eyes swain in tears, as did those o! nearly ull in '.he c it . A blind girl feeling for u sunbeam upon her cheek! Thai beam waa radiant with beauty, yet she could not beheld it. It g earned upon a world, but ull was night to her. fta silver bursting in ' the east, or It golden fading In the west, fo!- lowed u day fallowed day: but it burst not upon her vision nor hided at decline of day. t glowed in the sky, upon forest and field, and l ike uud liver; but not in the blue orbs ol the sightle girl. By a singular coincidence, the boy tried to feel ul" the breeze that came eool upon the cheek as the cars sped swiftly on. The breeze swept over the yellow fields unJ ' meadows, and still waters, and coquetted with the looks of the blind boy, but its footsteps were unseen by him. We involuntarily thanked God that we i could look upun the beautiful world He has 'made, und dropped a tear for the bupless children, who must grope their wiy to the . I grave through a long night. Hut the light of bliss will burst upon them. Long shall wo '' i . k i,liiil el.i'dren. Baltimore Dispatch. ,! NuiiAUA is Wixteii. We learn, from ' the Falls, that the annual winter spectacle produced there, la now at its acme ofbril j liauce und biauty. How little tourists, wb only visit, watering places during "the Ma son." lhat is during the UOtteet uud most un c mil triable summer months, know ul'tht grandeur, the gorgeoumeas of Niagara! Ai a, sight to strike the artistic sense, and te charm the lover ol the picturesque, the Falli j in winter ure better worth u visit than il J summer. When the rotks ore covered ill i crut of glittering Icei when the tree un ,i transformed Into g ant eaudelabra ofcryatal . 1 their myriads of pendente sparkling In the , sun like gems uf price; when huge stalac lite Olid aUlagmitei droop from overhang' hi" rocks, or spring, loatn-eres'.ed, liom tin SOrglUf water! when every spray and leaflet , every branch and twig is irenimuted lnt , diamond, uud llie c listers, dancing in till t breeze, Hash buck the light Iroin their tbout uud facot, In every-vaiying hues; when tin 'great cakes of blue Ice broken by the cur rent, come sailing down, majestically, pans . ing u moment en the weil of ihe tail, am ' Iheii leap down the wild waters, uud, c uiiiu; ' to the surface below, drift down to bu ton jin minute lrgmont at tho whirlpool, ut lodge ui the ferry tu form ihe bridge lbs t of , ten afforda aecuro passage for the erosaini footman. At such times a this, Niagnn areseut glorious sight, und one that tin B summer tourist, looking upon llie bald rockn u i the overhanging trees und the filear, greei water, never laiicici it can afford. Luna am .Uu.it Island, during this season, are covere. with gloves of icicles, us pure as the line 'cutgluMi fur they ere th! joint production o ,j spray anu frost" We PM Imagine nuthln so worthy iho Itudy of IB! Hue urnst aj tbl i speetaole, und If there be any oi our, plibjen it who have not viewed the FuJll 1001 oiy in ll , winter inner of ice, i i dv.se them ui rl itttuw A umUo upon, the laudeaae la re bit of natural painting that Mullt BUllO Cel not rival in U remotllt degree. ul ij off Democracy. THE HONEST SHOP BOY. j "That la right, my boy," aaid the merrh- i j ant, smiling approvingly upon n.e bright i raOf ot his. i hop buy. Hu had brought him 1 a dollar that lay eOMBgOt Ihe dust arid pi- ' , per oi the aweeplnga, jl 'That il right,' hi said aain. 'always be ' holiest; it is the best polity." II 'Should you ley that,' asked Ihe lad tim- I Why. i Should i say what' that honesty is the I bl l pull I Why, it is a time honored old saymg. I don't know about the 'devoting' I tendency of the thing; the ipirit hi rather 1 nairow, I'll allow." 'So grandmotiit r taught me,' replied the boy;', he said we ,huuid do right bveesta! God approved it, without thinkii'g'u hat man ! would say.' Tho merchant ttrned abruptly toward the detk, and the thOOghtfol-fl ced little lad resu-1 Bed his duties. I In the COUtse o! the momlng a rich and 1 ihfloential citizen called at the store. While convening, he said, 'I have no children o! ' ny own, and I fear to adopt one. .My expe rience is that a boy o', twelve (the age I should prefer; is Qiod in hi babita, and if : Ihej art bau' 'Stop I' said llie ir.crchan', 'did you see that i lad yonder ." i "With that noble browl Yes, what of' him!" ! 'He is remarkable1 j ' "Vei Vts that's what everybody toils ae who have boyato dispose of. No doubt ho will do weil before your face. 1 have tri- I ed a gooi maiiy,aiid have been deceived mure ' than onte.' i ; i 'I wus going to lay, rr marked the iner- i chat:'., calmly, 'that be is remarkable for i principle. tv..r have I known him t,-de- i viate from the right sir never He would i restore u pin; indeed, (the merchant colored; i he's a little loo honest fl!or my employ. He points ou1. (law s ingoodsi and I cannot teach I him prudence in that respect. Common prudence, you know, 1 is common coin- i lisn p; Ldei.ce ahetnl' The btruiig' t made iioasset.t, and themer I chant hurried on te He is a parish orphan taken by an old : w oiiiun out ol pity, when yet u babe. Pov erty bus been bi lut. No doubt l.e has iu: lered from hunger and cold uncounted times: his hands have been Irozen, so have his feet. ' Sir. that boy would have died rather than b; dishonest. I can't acCuunt for it upon ay word I can't.' 'Have yuu any claim upon himV I 'Hot the least in tho wu:!d, except whet common benevolouce offers, Indeed, th. boy is entirely too gi ;,d for ine.' 'Then I will adapt htm; and if I have found ; one really honest buy, thank Go.!.' 1 The little fel o.v rude homo in a carriage, ' and was Ushered into a luxurious room: bin he who sill shivering in a cold comer, listen ing to the words oi a pious old creature who hud been laUjhl of ll u S;.irit, became one ol ' tiie best and greatest divine tr.at Bagland ever product J. , Virtue in Man. We love to behove more is more moral ' goodness than depravity In human ntiture, When we eo one tear of pity drop Iroin the eve, it gives us more pleasure than would the. finding of a diamond. There la goodness ' real and unselfish iii ti.o heart, und we have oHcn seen it manifest itself, to the making of u scene i ! sorrow the vestibule of heave. i. Pur him Who is always picking out flaw in hi neighbor ' character, w have no ympa- thy. lie remind us of lho birds which ' resort to dead and decayed limbs' of tree to i leas, on the worms. In the characters o! ! most men we aball find more good than evil, ' more kindness tl an hate and why should we pick out the flaws. and pass over the Iter I ling traits ol character! We hold this to be the true doctrine; to portray roal goodness and hold it up to the glSO and admiration of I til, while we auffjl the evil to remain In the I shade and die. If every picture of human I nature were only p'are and beaulifil, wc are inclined to believe lhat we should have thuu . 1 sands of such character living and loving THE VICTORIOUS LITTLE BOY. 1 had llie following anecdote from a gen . tlemao of veracity: I "A little boy it, Couii-ct iout, of remark.!. j bly serious mind and habits, was ordinarily ! I employed about a merchant! ahop, where 1 1 nearly nil the bauds were uddiclid to the . I Common use Of intoxicating liquors. Tiie . I Id had imb.b-d tfiuperance principle-, and j (bough u '.en invited. Could never be induced "i to partake with any of the slup's crew. , Three Or loin-of the hard drinkers m the I shop determined to force, a drum i f rum down , I h's ibruul by suuie means. Sowing an oj - Iportuniiy when be was to It ulouc In the ) shop with themselveai they invited bin ta , I drink. Be relused. They then told .hlni , i tliey should compel bin, He remained calm sml unmoved. They threatened bin with . I violence. Still he neither seemed angry nor attempted tU escape; nor evinced the least j deposition to yield, but insi.led that it wus , wiiked and he could not doit. They (ben laid hold t bin, at each arm, -vhiio . the other held n bottfe rdy to torco it Into his mouth, Still theli violiw remained a ek , and firm, declaring he had ueier injured tb0J , and never should, but that Cot would be his , friend and protector, however, lliey might abuse him. The man who ht!d the boltle, J up tu that moment resolute In bU evil pur j pose, was so struck with the lion resisting j di"iiity and ionoooBou of the Indi thati a m t aiterwa(dconfeed, almost with tears, ho r actually felt unable tu raise hi band, -, Twleehe emyodw lift tho boitie, us ho placed Iho uoso ul U In tbo chili's i ijtli, , hi. im relusid to servo huu. -Not t!;.; -al s resistance was in.ailo in this gltgo Uu (To il reuding, tUhei w i.e than by U meek, pro tt- u lug look; yet the ringleader hlwulfwai over ,. come in In leollngi and gave over the at- tempi dnchviog that h could not and anuU Lol injure sutli ui. lun0C0t, I :onsciei.l.ou.;, jnni h '.a ted bov Sub is a moral fpower, fiuch la ibe rength by which evil mr, some' line., nt least b.; overcome w ith good." A Mi in i a We understand that a horri- ile ni'ird'r wn- committi d. in Monroe town ihip, in this County, on Saturday, the 10th n-t. The facta, as we are informed by Rjq, Mack, who lives iii the vicinity are about a lulloWl! On the evening the murder wn lommltted, Thoma llenaley, the murdered nan.fnd M. Flanery, the iryjrderer, both frisbnen ami 1 1 borer on tot- Steubeiiviilu Hid It diana Rail It ad, were together drink ng, and both some.1 1.. it intoxicated. Soino I Iii n ty occurred between them, who-rupon Mensley went OUI ol the bouse, aid was fol lowed by Planery, who picked up an axe and struck him ou the head, 'usshing the skull 10 1 10 cut through tbo ikull with the edge if the cXe three or four times killing him instantly. He then fled and has not been taken. Ti e murdered man und tiie n.utdeter bo'h hive familb s. Intemperance, unqueationably, was the -.ol" cauieofthl murder, and the man who sold the liquor to lhec Individual!, in viola tion to lha laws of the State, must feel that the blood ol the Murdered man is upon his skirts; and if he has anj coiistience, ihe cries if the VI i low and urphan children will haunt him for ail tiie tiu.e to co;e. Cud z Republican. Anecdote of Whitfield. l t. the 1 .tli ol bi wife, he preached icr (uiiera) sermon. The tOTt wr.s, "And ,ve know that thing work together for food to tiicni that love God, lo them that are .he , led o xording to hi purpo'e.' Ro- i, 28. In noticing her character, be petitioned her fort.tudr, and u!denly ex .. m J, -Do you remember my preaching in ihose fields, by the old stump of a tree? 'ihe nultitude was great and many were disposed 0 be riot tus. At first I addressed them firm v, but w hen a desperate gang of banditti !rew near, with the inci ferocious and horrid imprecations and menaces, my courage be (an to fail. My wife waa than standing be- liilt I i " . as I .-'.j d u; on the table. I think 1 bear her 0 iW. She pulled my gow n (ho then (-ut his hand behind him and touched hi y . and looking up said, "George, play the man lor your God." My confidence re lurnt I. I ten spoke to tha multitude with boldness and affecti n; t! ey become still, and mine weru .! :p'v udlet-'d Autobiography Of Ii V. Wr.'l Jwj. (fcJyTh friet di Ii pi of ibe world are often eon i--.ee. in vice, er leagues of pleasure, A poiaoN. . . t is mu b besst snd some dev il in mas. so is thrr some angel and some GuJ .:. ii m. s. T. ConininoB, fJyWe should manage o.ir fortune as we -a tr li a tli enjoy it when good, be pitient when it is iiii'l, and never apply violent rem cdius, ex epS i' an extreme necessity. La Rociiecouowuld. CIRCULAR FOX HUNT! At a meeting of the Cltiaen of Richland Tow nship, it was reeotved to havo a Cir cular Fa Hunt, o:i S tturday, Murclj the 10th. The e 'll re to be on the land ot John f,ochary, in the w jjds ou the south part of his farm. The Circle lo commence at Thomas Fowcetts, thence pat to Jacob Halls, on the Turnpike, thence east to Joseph Wood maiuccs, thence southeast to John Aliens, thence u'ith lo James Dixons, thence tu s;, ic Keysers, thence west to Widow Neffs, thence to Andrew Kings, thence to A'id 0W Meek, ther.ee with Railroad to Juhn Welsh, thence north up the road to John Tonus, iii's Mill, thence norlh to Rinkers, thence east to p'...:e of beginning. M s'm'.s ..;'.V rt l.im George Neff, Amos Fawcett, Alex. Humphrey, George Holse, Tho. Thuburn, Cbaa H Arick, Jo Cry mule, Joseph Woodinousee, sr. Mrr'i U of tie Rati Liu Tool Darrah, Murciliot I'elvel, T A Thompson, Jacob Neff, Danl?l GirHn, Wn Wiley, IKnry D x in, Silas K.-yser. .VatthitlM ,,.- '. A' u'h Line Boston R ush, Artliur Bruden, Jas Boyd, Jacub Anderson, Andrew King, Jas Harvey, Wm NieboUr., Edward Neff. Mu ilt t.r it', si Lint Martin War- r Wm 1'eelev, Alex Stilt, Valentino Auk, V U Ferrell. Perry Connell, P Hcw etaun, Bamuel Riuker. Chile Maushall Col. HENRY NEFF. C t:- tins qftU Soith Line Amos Hor ner, i n is Botcher, John Button, David Turk, Job Dillon, David Thoburu, Johu Tate, E l .vard Arii k.IIurrisoii Wodomansee, mee Finney. Vu:)laim if the Eatt tw Ben Neff John Neff, Henry Peely, Hugh Giffiu, Mo 10 Wu'kman, Caah Pulk, John Simpson, Robt Wiley, Che Eckels, Jas Shields, Wut Green leaf. C'uitui'n of thr South Line Wm Rouih, Robt ( 'lark. Ja levore, Thos Jas King, G. o Neff.ir, Mac Boyd, John Weyt, Win Drugun, Christ. Hinkle, Jarred Rader, Isaac Meek, i rawioiu Welsh, jr. VtpUi' 'i' the Wist Line Thos Ault, Thn Welsh. Uaiah Meek, Parker Camp hell, Jacob Fryman, Jaa Darrah, John Aull, . rah Under, J e Ault, Richard Sutton, G .Ibort Me Furlam I, Tbo Marrow, Worrea Rlnker. The Mar li ils will meet at Ihe Centre at huif-pust eight o'clock, end regelate their tun -pieces, uud the u return to their rc-. IpectlV '-ine. Each Captain will -"tins Ten meu and be "i. ihe Hue ut n'' Vock, A- M., and bo roa'y at the signal given by tlio UrnsU. At ,'i 'lii-t Sua Line tho companies will halt uutll Ihe ignal is given by the Chief Mar.lial, In the teutre , by the rtp ota Pl-I. I. No Dogs lo be let louse ugtil votnjiu to the seen lid Siraw I. me. J ' P S. I osiiively no ih"-'' tade of thf Hue. ..salt r"