OCR Interpretation


Belmont chronicle. [volume] (St. Clairsville, Ohio) 1855-1973, March 15, 1855, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85026241/1855-03-15/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

- ,'- ( ;
r i - - ( - x i I 1 - J- 1 ' - - a . r
I K R. COW EN, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR,! "HE TOO HOT fcS COU::ir.Y ( itfl WW t?l ." TERMS $1.50 A YEAR. IN ADVANCK
I NEW SERIES, VOL VJI, NO. 23. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY. MARCH $, VV1IOEE sd 91
. . , , , ..... ! i ,
THE BELMONT CHRONICLE.
. PUBLISHED EVKRV THURSDAY MOUNlNCl. d
Office on North side of Mnin street n
few Kupn Wot of Marietta Street.
TraM or UBORirTIM. X n
If raM within three montiis, l,v e
II paid alter tliat time. ,"
i'apcru iliacoiitinneil nnly at the option of the editor,
arlnle arrearage are due. C
TMM OFAOVKRTISIXO. 1
Kach square, (11 liuea nr leaa,) three week, 1 ,(MI i
4 Every additional limertlnn, 25 .
Yearly advertisements one column, "' tl
(lair column, !14,IHl q
Cluartereolttutn, 13,00
, I'ronmsional carila 3 per annum. n
All 'ettera addreaaeil tu tlta editor muat he paid to
tmir aUeittion.eOI
I . ' JUNu, paper dTacontlnned until all arrearaiea are n
f paid nnlesa at the option of the editor Jl
.ll, IUJI I III! fl
POETRY.
ORIGINAL]
The Courtship of Jonathan Day and Sallie
Jones—and how it ended.
BY SAXE .IR.
Twit twelve o'clock, moat unable time
Fur deeds of luvo and deeds ol crime; 9
Y'or cocka to crow and tbiuvca to climb, t
For dogs to bark and bards to rhyme,
Fer bellea to cliarni and bells to cliime n
FoYniany an occupation (i
That robee itself in the manilc of night v
'Twos i in time when married people fight
A'n mi the putting out of '.he light, j
Involving thrniselve in a curious plight,
By the singular operation
Of "falling out" while 'turning in"
One of the difficulties akin
To matrimoniation.
at
Twai twelve o'clocK, and side by side j.
Sot the devoted groum and intended biide I
a a peculiar situation.
Foi even the chairs ol lovers tin y ray I (
Will approach in an imperceptible way
lly the laws ofa ptoximation. j
The lovers were silling as ucrbum ml b
Hi ,1c by aids or cloaer than that--
A closeness nothing could rqitnl j y
An occasional kiss was slily annfehed 1 1
They talked fc talked how wi ll they were matched e.
Ilut were "counting their chickens bofore they were
hatched" .(
Asia clearly shown in the quel.
Whi n the "spark" to a regular flame arose
And Oltr Yankee at Inst, was about lo propose h
Both himself and unit the drama to close-- u
'Twas a scene of moral Mib'imity e
Then came n sudden startling roar P
The dogs came rushing in at the door ' j n
And lint having seen in their lives before I
Two persons In close proximity L
Except in n pugilistic way.
They began to lake a part in the fray; j
fotinat day SOlsad Jonathan Day, '
Bglltnlng an amputation. r
And Jonathan' dog Kited Saliie Jones B
' Buck screams and shrieks and hideous groans, J
Such frantic yells and plaintive moans, ; t
In canine hline, feminine tones, ii
Yi Ii broken words, and broken bones, ' b
Were never heard in Creation, i
iP.Hit Mhtreia Jones epiang forth in 1 er ire
'rum the embrace of Morpheus an I the Squirt
And with eyes that were dashing lentalc lire r'
Shy Hew to the conflict, dreudlul and dire i 11
Exol alining ' a mother has inure to try her e
Than mortals ever allot 'em" ' a
Tint to double her trouble and add toller cares
When pitching her voloeaM the top of the (tain
She pitched beraetfto Hie bottom.
A fi at lid fall and o cry of pain j '
And 'twas plain she'd not be inclined ogam
To show the Urce of the inclined plane-- f
When the Squire came rushing down with Ulfl cti..e j t
iliduboting all like a man insane (
Making more bumps than the Fowler's explain
And adding anew to the flurry. j
he canines roared like thundering Jove--- (
And the scene wan closed, in time to prove J
That suits of clothes and suitsof love (
May come to on end in a hurry. j
Washington College, March 5th. .
Reasons for Risibility.
BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
Sweet coz, I'm happy when I can,
I'm merry while I may
For life's at most a narrow span,
At best a wiuter'e day.
If care could make the sunbeams wear
A brighter, warmer hue,
V i e evening sky shine out more fair,
i The blue sky look more blue-
Then I should be a graver man;
But since 'tis not the way,
Sweet coz. I'm happy when lean,
And merry when 1 may.
If if!,- rou'.d make us sin the leas,
Perchance I were not glad---If
mourning were the sage's drtss,
My garb should then be sad;
But since the nngel's wings nre white,
And e'en the young saint's smile---Knce
virtue wears a brow ol light,
And vice n rubo of guile----in.'c
laughter is not under bun,
Nor gladnesa dad in grey
-Sweet coz, I'm lppy when lean,
And merry when may.
I've seen tile bishop dance and reel,
And u sinner fast and pray---A
knave at the top of Foi tune's wheel,
And a good man cast away---Wine,
I have aecn your grave ones quaff,
Might set our fleet afloat;
But I never heard a hearty lough
From out a villain's throat;
And I never knew a mirthful mnu
Makeead a maiden's day
So cox, I'm happy when I can,
And merry while I may.
BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. MISCELLANEOUS.
From Woolbert's Roost.
THE BIRDS OF SPRING.
BY WASHINGTON IRVING.
My f)uiet residence in the country, aloof
from fashion, politica, ant! the money mar
l.c:, leaves me rather at a oai for occupation,
and drives me occasionally to the study ol
nature, and other low pursuits. Having few
neighbors, also, an whum to keep a watch
..II . L
nd exercise my habits of observation, I an
tin to amuse myself with prying into tin
oincstic concerns snd peculiarities of tin
nimals around me; ai d, during the presen
pason, hsve derived considerable enterlnin
tent from certain sociable little birds, al
mat the only visitors we have, duri m thii
lrly part of the year.
Those who have passed the winter in thi
ountry, are sensible of the delightful influ
nces that accompnny the ea-liest indica
ons of spring; and of these none are mori
clighlful thnn the first notes of the birds.
'here is one modest lhtle ead colered bird
tuch resembling a wren, which came about
it1 house just on the skirts of winter, whei
ot a blade of grass was to he seen, and whei
few prematurely warm days had given i
altering fore nste of soft weather. Hi
ang early in the dawning, long before sun
ise, and late in the evening, just before thi
losing in o f night, his matin and his vespe
ynins. It is true, he sang occasiunall;
liroughout the day; but at these still hours
is song was more remarked. He sat on .
jaf-less tree, just before the window, am
'arbled lorth his notes, few and simple, but
irgularly sweet, with something of a plain
ivc tone, that heightened their effect.
The first morning that he was heard, wa
joyous one among the young folks of in;
misehold. The long, death-like sleep o
inter was at an end; nature was once mori
wakening; they no v promised themselve
lie immediate appearance of buds and bios
oms. was reminded of tho teinpcst-tos
ed crew of Columbus when, after thci
ing dubious voyage, the fieldbirds cumi
inging around the ship, though still far a
sa, rejticing them with the belief oftht
nmediaU? proximity of land. A sharp re
irn of winter tltnost silenced my little son
ster, and dashed the hiliarty of the house
old; yet still he poured forth, now and then
few plaintive notes, between the frosty pip
lgs of the breeze, like gleams of sunshini
el ween winter clouds.
I have consu't.'d mj bookof ornithology ii
aln, to find out the name of this kindly lit
e birds, who certainly deserves honor am
ivor fur beyond his modest pretentions. Hi
omes like the lowly violet, the inn.--' unpre
itiding, but welcoinest of flowers, breathing
le sweet promise of the early year.
Another of our feathered visiters, who foi
W close upon the stc s of winter, is the Pe
it, or Pe-wee, or Phoebe-bird; for he is call
:1 by each of tliee nantSS, from a fancied
;seiublance to the sound of hlttnon ttOltOUl
ole. He is a sociable little being, am
eeks the habitation of man. A pair ort!ien
ave built bsneatli my porch, and have rear
d several broods there, for two years past
lieir nest being never disturbed. They ar
ive early in the spring, just when the crocu
nd the snow-drop begin to peep ftirth
.'heir first chirp spreads gladness througl
lie house, "Jl'he ?hoebe birds have cotne!'
4 heard on all sides; they are welcome
ack like members of the family; and apecu
atiens are made upon whore they have beer
md what countries they have seen, duriii
heir long absence. Their arrival is th
iio-e cheering, as it is pronounced, by tin
Id wea liter-wise people of the country, th
tire sign that the severe I'rosti are tit an cm
tit that the gardener in iv retu'ne his labor:
vlth confidence.
About this tim1, too, arrives the blue-bird
i) poetically yet truly described by Wilson
lis appearanco gladdens the whole land
cape. You hear his soft warble in ever
ield. He sociably approaches your habits
ion, and takes up his residence in your vi
inity.
The happiest bird of our spring, howevei
nd one that rivals the lluropean lark in ni
stiinntion, ii the Hobiincon, ur Bobolink, a
ic is commonly called. He arrives at tha
tlioice portion of our year, which, in this lal
tude, answers to I lie description of th
nonth of May, and lasts until nearly th
niddle of June. Earlier than this, winter
.pt to return on its truces, and to blight th
ipening beauties of the year: and later tha
.his, begin the parching, and panting, an
lisso'.ving heats of summer. But in this gi
nisi Interval, nature is in all her freshnet
Hid fragrance: "the rains are over and gom
the flowers appear upon the earth, the tin
of the s':eg:ng of birds is come, and the voii
of the turtle is heard in the land." The trci
are now in their fullest foliage and brightet
verdure; the woods are gay with theclustei
ed flowers of the laurel; the air is perlumi
by ttie sweet-brier and the wild rose; tl
meadows tire enameled with clover-blossom
while the young apple, the peach, and ll
plum begin lo swell, and the cherry to glot
among the green leaves.
This is the chosen season of revelry of tl
ll. bii nk. He comes amidst the pompai
fragrant e of the season; his life seems i
sensibility and enjoyntent, all song uud su
shine. He is to be found in the soft boson
of the freshest and sweetest meadows! a
is most in song, when the clover is in blc
eom. He perches on the topmost twig ol
tree, or on some long flaunting weed, and
he rises and sink with the breeze, pours for
a succession of rich tinkling notes; crowdii
one upon another, like the outpouring mnl
dy of the skylark, and possessing the sar
rapturous character. Sometimes he pitch
from the summit of a tree, begins his soi
as soon as he gets upon the wing and flutte
tremulously down to the etrth, as ifove
come with ecstasy at his own music. S un
times he is in pursuit of his paramour; alsva
in full song, as if he would win her by 1
melody; and always with the same appei
ance of intoxication and delight.
Of all the birds of our groves and meadov
the Uoblink was the envy !' my boyhood.
He crossed my path in the sweetest seas
of the year, when all nature called to t
fields, and the rural feeling throbbed in eve
bun 'in, but when 1, luclesa urchin! was doo
ed lo be wewed up, during the livelong d
in purgatory of boyhood, 4 achool-room.
seemed as if the little varlet mocked at r
as he flew by in full song, and sought to tai
me with his happier lot. Oh, how I env
him! No lessons, no task, no hateful schi
nothing but holiday, frolio, green field,
1 1 fine weather. Had I been then more versed
; ' in poetry, I might have addressed him in the
I words of Logan to the cuckoo:
t j 'Vweet birdl thy power is ever green
t Thy sky is ever clear;
Tkotf brUI noeorrow in ihy nola
I No winter in thy year.
Oh! mid I fly, I'd fly with theet
We'd make, on joyful w ing,
(Hn i nnunl visit round the globe,
Companions of the spring!"
' Further observation and experience have
given me a different idea ot this little feath
' ered voluptuary, which I will venture to im
' part, for the benefit of my ishoolbay readers,
1 who may regard him with the same unquali
' fied envy and admiration which I once induU
1 ged. 1 have shown him only as I saw him
! at first, in what I may call the poetical part
of his career, when he in a manner devoted
1 himself to elegant pursuits and enjoy ments,
r and w a bird of music, and song, and taste,
" and sensibility, and renement. While this
' lasted, he was sacred from injury ; the very
I school-boy would not fling a stone at him,
' rnd the merest rustic vould pattsa to listen
to his strain. But mark the difference. As
the year advances, as the clover blossoms
disappear, and tho spring fades into summer;
he gradually gives up his elegant tastes and
' habile ; doll's his poetical suit of of black, as
sumes a russet dusty garb, and sinks to the
' gross enjoyments of common vulgar birds.
' His notes no longe- vibrate on the ear; he is
stuffing himself with the seeds of the tall
weeds on which be lately swung and chanted
r so melodiously. He has become a "bon vi
' vant," a "gourmand;" with him now thereii
' nothing like the "joys of the table." In a
' little while he grows tired of plain homely
fare, and is off on a gastronomic tour inquest,
of foreign luxuries. We next hear of him
with myriads of his kind, banqueting among
' the reeds of the Delaware; and grown cor
" I pulent with good feeding. He has changed
' his name in travling. Boblincon no more
I he is the Reed-bird now, the much sought
j for titbit of Pennsylvania epicures; the rival
j I in unlucky fame of the ortolan! Wherever
J lie goes, pop! pop! pop! every rusty firelock
I in the country is blazing away. He sees
his compani ns falling by thousands around
him.
Does he take warning, and reform! Alas,
not he! Incoriigible epicure! Again he
wings his light. The rice swamps of the
Seuth invite him. He gorges himself among
them almost to bursting, lie can scarcely fly
j for corpulency. He has once more changed
I his name, ond is now the famous Rice-bi d of
' j the Carolines.
"1 Last stage of this career; be hold him spit
' ! ted with dozens of his corpulent companions
and served up' a vaunted dish on the table
s of some Southern gastronome.
Such is the alory of the Boblink; once
,', spiritual, musical, admired, the joy of the
j' meadows, and the favorite bird of spring;
' finally, a gross little sensualist, who expiates
" his sensuality in the lamer. His story con
' tains a moral worthy the attention of ali
J little birds and little boys; 'yarning them to
keep to those refined and intellectual pur
suits, which raised him to so high a pitch
I popularity during the barly part of his career;
"j but to eschew all tendency to that pross and
.dissipated indulgence, which brought this
I mistaken lit.t'.e bird to tin untimely end.
Midnight.
Hufeland, in his troaties on sleep, hits
some curious as well us forcible ideas on the
. necessity of devoting midnight to rest und
- sleep. He considers that the period of twen
ty lour hours, which is produced by the rcv-
' ulution of tic earth on its axis, rrnrkl its lit
y I lluence most definitely on the physical econ
sjomyof r.ian. Diseases show, this regular
I I influence in their daily riae and fall. Set-
- tied, regular levers exhibit a twenty-four
e hours flux and reflux. In the healthful state,
e there is manifest the same regular influence,
is and the mere habitual our meals, our hoursol
ej exercise or employment, and our hours ol
n; exercise or employment, and our hoursol
id a!eep, the more power is there in the sys
: tern to resist disease. In the morning, the
s pulse is slower und the nerves calmer, and
i the mind and the body better fitted for every
description o1 labor. As we advance towardi
:e j the evening of the day, the pulse becomes
Mj accelerated, and an aim tsi feverish state is
it produced, which, in excitable people, be-f-
comes an ubsolute evening fever. Rest cor
'd rics oft' this fever by its sleep, and there.
ie freshing opening o." its pore which sleep pro
!; duces. In this nightly repiration, there U
ie an absolute crisis of this evening fever, ami
this periodical crisis is necessary tu ever)
one, for it carries off whatever useless oi
ie pernicious particles our bodies may have lav
id j bibed.
,) This evening fever, Hufelnnd thinks, ae
n- not entirely owing to the accession of new
is 1 chyle to the systim.but to the sun and of tin
nd' light. The crisis -of this fever, to be mos
it. effective by its regularity, ought to tuke placi
1 a at midnight, when the sun is in its nadir, ttm
as then the body becomes refreshed for the e tr
llij ly morning labor. Those who neglect thii
ig! pel iod.either push this diurnul crisis into thi
o- morning, and thus undermine the important
tie of its regularity, or lose it entirely, and arisi
ea to their labors unrefreahed by sleep, Theii
ig bodies will not have been purified by tin
rg ' nightly crisis, and the aeeds of disease wil
r-1 thus have been planted,
e-l Nervous people are peculiarly subject ll
y the influence of this evening fever, ana thinl
ii1 (bey cannot labor without it excitement. -it'
Hence there mental efforts are perfor med ll
i the night alone, the important time forth'
it, crisis of their nervous excitement passe
J over in wakefulness and no refreshing per
on apiration cleanaes the body or strengthen
he ' the nerves. Such people will wear out aoo
try ' unless they change their hubiti and see
ui- rest when nature and the humane conititi
,y, tion dictate.
It These consideration ought to be deepl
ne, studied and regarded by all who are in th
"ii ruinous habit o turning, night into day, an
ied of changing the function ol each. A failui
elj ofheilih will toon manifest the truth of tltct
tnd remark. Hartford tourant.
Importing a Wite.
Urant Thorburn communicate to The
Walerliury (Conn.,) American the following
incident:
In 1747. I journeyed from New York over
land to Cnlumbia, the capital of Smith Cam-1
lina, making en route through North Caroli
na and Virginia I speit two (ummer ond
three winter nmong those barbarians, but
never heard the sound of the lash. On a
certain day I waa invited to a tea parly in
Richmond, Va there were present about
twenty couple of young men end nalden,
old men and matrons, with a email sprink
ling ol bachelors who had doubled their
terns, who from appearance belonged to the
upper tens. Supper beinf ended, we com
menced conversing in group. I wa much
amused and edified by the conversation of an
intelligent lady who had seen eighty winter
She remarked lint in her girlish day it was
customary for captains of vessels to bring as
part of their cargo a large company of men
and women, who were styled Redemption
it. who were sold on their arrival by ihe
captain for men servant and maid-aervnni,
to wait on the wives and children of the
planters or merchants. They were often
sold to serve two or three year U pay for
their passage. The old lady reinciked that
' ihe had heard her parents tell, that in the
early times of the aettlement, it itmetimes
happened that bachelors and widowers would
f-.V. ' a bonny Scttch or Welsh lady, buy
their lime, and long before the yearn of pro
bation expired, they took them !r bater ui.d
lor worse, for bed and for board, thusforuiing
a lile co-partnership, which clcsed tie con
cern. "The old lasy related 'with all the iprijil
ly' humor ofa lasa ia her teens) the In. .ow
ing amusing incident:
"Sa;'S she, my grandfather came Iron Scot
land when in his twenty-first year. He set
tled in Virginia, and became a merchen. and
a planter, and grew rich. Hi agent iti
Glasgow was Alexander McAlpin, to whom
hi consigned two or three cargoes of tobac
co every year, Md received in return cash, ,
i dry goods, hardware, die. He had flocks anJ j
herds, men servants and maid-servants, hogs, :
mules, and dor.keys. But one thing he yet
lucked; he had no pretty little young wife to
sing to him, and beguile the time with her
prattling, lively Yankee tongue, when he
came home at night fatigued with counting
money, and satiated with worldly pelf for
he had mure of that lhan heart could wish.
So. after a while, he concluded to take a
wile as soon as he could catch one; butthere
wai the rub; his time was so occupied wilh
his business thai he had no time to court;
and, wurso than all, he was a bashful man.
When threading the streets of Richmond, if
he saw a sprightly maiden of eighteen ad
vancing in his path, he would cross the
( tract, and pass away on the other aide, fear
ful of being killed by a shot freto her spark
ling eyes. Ha had olten heard his parents
speak much in praise of the bonny lassies
wha played amang the heather on the hill
tops in Scotland, and a bright idea now
struck him. When he was leaving the office
one day, his clerk was copying a duplicate or
der for sundries to be sent as part of the re-
! turn cargo. Thinks he to himself, I'll order
' a young lassie lor a wife, as the Inst item on
j the list. The article was ordered according
ly. At tho same time he wrote a private
' letter of instructions to his agent, Mr. Mc
Alpin, giving a minute description of the ar-
, tiule wanted, as to age, heieht, health, &.C.;
in summing up he udded.slie must be a bonny
Scutch lassie, to be sent by the return of his
own ship, her nune on the manifest, bill of
lading, &c. On her arrival ho promised to
have her stored in the house of a respectable
widow, whom he named, and if agreeable to
the parties concerned, he would make her
, his wile in thirty days alter her arrival. It
not, and she wished to return, ho would pay
her expenses, loss of time, &o.
, "When Sandy McAlpin had finished read
ing the letter ol instructions, he slowly re
moved the spectacles from his nose, and leu
ning back in his huge dd-fashioned well
' stufted arm chair, and fixing his eyes on the
ceiling in his office, he commenced muttering
to himself as follo ws: The lad (his corres
1 pondeut then in his thirteenth year) is daft
or crazy he tells me to send him a wife, as
if she waa a barrel o' sa'l herrings- Good
iecm lhaj'ash (trouble) I was al to get a wife
for myself" but I'll see what the gude wife
' suys. (A bright idea.)
"Nej'.t day Mrs. McAlpin sat in counsel
1 with Mrs. A. and H. Invitations were sent
to ten matrons, whose daughters were in and
' out ol their teens, to assemble at the tea
' board of Mrs. McAlpin on the day following.
' Each matron wa requested to bring with her
; a diughter who waa not o'er young to mar y
yet. All being present en hour bofore tea,
' Mrs. McAlpin read the letter, and made the
' necessary explanations. They at down to
1 tea; supper being ended, each lass gave ir.
! her ultimatum; three only wero willing toem
I j bark on the voyage of matrimoni.il discovery
' ' the three agreed to draw cuts. Mary Rob-
I inson drew the longest straw, and win hailed
! ; the Bonnie Uride.
I I "In len days thereafter they were breasting
!! the wave of tho Atlantic Ocean; they en
r tered the Chesapeake Bay after a passage of
' j twelve week, which at thut period was term
1 1 ed a good passage. In two days more they
I were ascending the shores of the James Riv
i er, when Mr. Crawford, (the h;ro ol our tale,)
I heard tho ship had arrived. He manned his
-! own boat wilh four slout men servants, and
I I started to meet the ship. Mary was standing
e on the quarter deck, admiring nature's wild
i eat grundeur; she had lecovered from the
- sea-sickuesi when four ray out; tho health-
ful breezes of tho Atlantic had imprinted on
n her prelty face a beautiful freahne; tUere
k ine stood, her cheeks linjcdwilh the roe ot
i- Sharon, and her bonny brow a white as the
lily of the valley. Crawford sprang on
y deck, and was introduced by the Captain.
c He looked on Mary with love and admiration;
d her soft hand lay in hj; he was io. Craw
e ford the Captain, and Mary deacended from
iV the ship, and repaired to the house of tin
widow aforesaid. On the thirtieth day o
orobition, the lover were united In the holy
bond of wedlock. The old ldy remarked
he often heard her mother ay a happier coup
le never lived. "John Anderton my Jot
Johfr" waa their motto and their song."
From the Cincinnati Gazette.
Gen. Harrison—His Tomb at North Bend.
We published on 8turdny some beautiful
and touching line upon the grave of llh
KlsoN. There are few names treasured with
more sacred fidelity in the American heart
thnn the name of William HtMT Hakri
on. He waa in every reaped a true patriot.
Hia name acted wilh almost supernatural ef
fect upon American acntiment, and led the
party who had chosen him as their civil lea
der to the greatest political victory In our
history. The people loved the nun, not only
for 'the danger he had ptased' and the vic
tories he had won, but fur the daily leauty
of his life, and the modesty with which he
wore hi honor, and illustrated the character
of a real American patriot. Well do we re
meinter the enthusiasm of the Harrison cam
paign of 1840. It was aeenin'.hc big gath
erings, in the flags and banners, the log cab
ins and the latch strings, the outbursts of el
oquence and song. It wa wide a the C
nion; it was seen by the reashore, amid the
Western forests, and on the wide prairies.
The old battle-fields were revisited. Tippe
c.ir.oe, Fort Meigs, the River Raisin, and the
Thames, becatn" once mnre re-peopled with
patriotic hearts; and Bunker Hill, Lexing
ton and Concord, and '.he highest peak of
the Green Mountains in Vermont, were se
lected ne appropriate spots to hold conven
tion, and speak the glories of the Warric
and Statesman of the West.
Victory followed wherever hia name was
borne, and the people placed the seconc
Washington in ihe seat of the first too oon
alas! to become vacant by the mysterious dis
pensation ofGod. He who had crossed the
mountain; to take his place in the Govern
ment, in the capital of the nation, met al
every point on hie journey by the people
who were anxiom to do him honor, died
w'thin a few brief weeks, and his remains
were brought back to be buried in his place
of sepulchre, at North Bend, within sightof
the river which hj loved, und upon his owe
domain. Tl ere he 'still sleeps."
It was with a melancholy interest that we
visited his grave, a few months ago. Thero
It not, in nature, a in ire truly beautiful
spot, wherein the dead should lie, than tha
at North Bend. But alas! huw rude hands
of unfeeling visitors had desecr ited it! Ev
erythii.g bore evidence of neglect, decay.ant
sacrilegious pillage. The door covering thi
steps which lead lo the vault was off its bin
ges; torn off, as we were told, by some pi
nic parties, to serve us a table, on which tt
spread their provisions and drinks; and afte
being ibus used, it had been thrown dow
the hill, where it was lying, leaving the en
trance to the tomb open and exposed to th
winds und rains.
The fence, too, which incloses the spot
was broken, the shrubbery planted by th
hands of affection was trampled upon, th
saplings were mutilated and br ken. Th
whole thing indeed was a ruin, and so it re
mains. The family at North Bend have don
nil in their power to preserve the gmund
Irom violation, but without effect, and unlee
something is done that will effectually pre
vent these shameless acts of sacrilege, th
whole structure will tumble down.
We think it is the duty of Ohio, as a Stati
to take '.his matter in charge, and we hopi
that this Legislature at its next seseinn.wil
make a liberal appropriation, not only for tin
repair oi the tomb, bit sufficient to erect
suitable monument to mark the spot wil
distinctness, si thatit can be seen by ever
traveller upon our river, and on the railrou
which pusses within sight of the aacce
ground. Gen Harrison's name und fain
belong especially to Ohio. The brighten
pages of our history is the record of his ser
vices. Harrison is to Ohio what Washing
I ton is to Virginia; Clay to Kentucky, an
j Webster to Massachusetts; and it ia men
, tint there should be an acknowledgement o
I the fact in the manner suggested.
We huve no doubt that the people of th
Siute would giudly ecoud their repreaeule
I tives in making an appropriation for the ol
I ect proposed, and fuel it to be a privileg
' that they huve the power to do so good a
, act of patriotism. The tomb of Harrison
I now fast becoming a ruin, indeed it is a
ready one. Let the representativesof a gruti
: ful people, when they next assemble ut C
Imnbui, distinguish their sessiun by presen
ing, in a fining inannci, the memory of the
most illustrious citizen.
How People take Cold.
1 INot uy tumuiing nun ii.u river aim "ran
ling home as we, as u drowned rut; not b
being pitched into the mud, or spilled out ii
to the snow in sleighing lime; not boy wall
ing lor hours over shoe ti p in mud; not t
soaking in the rain without an umbrella; m
by scrubbing th floor until the unncmeub
sticks to you like a wet rag; not by hoein
' potatoes until you ate in a lather of swea
not bv trying to head a pig in mid-water, si
induce Mm lo run the other way, for he woi
do any such thing; not by steaiuiug over tl
wasli-'.ub; not by easajing to teach Biddy I
make mince pies for ChUtWMi when you dor
know how yourself, and ihen worrying you
self into a perspiruti n because the pii
stuck to the pan, and .came out in a mus
forgetting that pie-puns, like people, arc rati
er The better for u little gteasing uliau so
eoap; these are not the thinga which gi
people colds: and yet people are all ihe tin
telling us how they "caught their death I
exposure."
' The Tiki for taking cold is after taking e.
' erase; the Puck is in your own house, traffic
' or counting room. It is not the act of exe
cise which gives the cold, but it is the gettii
' cool too quick after evercising. For exai
pie, you walk very fast to got to tho rnilroa
i stali en, or to the ferry, or to catch an oun
i bus, or to make time for in appointmei
I your mind being ahead your body make (
extra effort to keep up with it, and when you
, get to the desired spot, you raise your hat and
find yoaraelf in a periplratien; you take a
I teat, and feel quite eomforlahle; a to tem
perature, you begin to talk with a friend, or
'if a New Yorker, to read a newspaper, and
before you are aware of it, yon experience a
senaatioh of chil!nc, and the thing is done;
you look around to see where the cold comes,
and finda window open near you, or a door,
or that you hare taken a eat at the forward
part of a car, and it moving agafnet the
wind, a strong draft i made through the cre
'viee. Or may be you met friend at a street
corner, who wanted a load, and was quite
complimentary, almost loving; you did not
' like to be rude in the delivery of the two
lettered monoiyllable, and while you were
j contriving to be truthful, polite and safe, nil
at the ame time, on romea the chilly feeling
from a raw wind at the treet corner, or the
sloah of mud and water in which, for the first
time, Vu notice yourself stand ng.
Young ladies take th I- colds in grandly
; dark parlors, unused and unflred fur a week;
j warm enough were they, almort ton warm
!in the gay, aun-shiny street without, and
I that parlor felt comfortably cool at first, but
j the laat curl of the visited would not dangle
I satisfactorily and while compelling it (young
' ladies now a-daya make it a point of principle
j not to be thwarted in anything, not even in
j wedding rich Tom to pleatie the old folks
I when they love poor Dick, and inlend to
I please themselve,) while conquering that
beautiful but unruly curl, the visitor makes an
, unexpected meeting with a child which calla
her to the grave.
1 cannot give further space to illustrations
to arrest the attention of the careless, but
will reiterate the principle for the thought
I ful and observant: (Jet Cool Slow'y. After
any kind of exercise, do not stand a moment
at a etreet cornei , lor any body or anything;
nor at an open door or window. When you
have been exercising in any way whatever,
winter or summer, go home at once, or to
i some sheltered place; and however warm the
room may seem to be, do not at once pull off
ycur hat and cloak, but wait awhile, some
five minutes or more, and lay aside one at a
time; thus acting, a cold is impossible. No-
, ticc n moment: w hen you return from a brisk
walk and enter a warm mom, raie your hat,
and the forehead will be moist; let the hat
remain a few m iments and feel the forehead
again, and it will be dry, ibowlng that the
t room is actually cooler than your body, and
that wilh your out-door clothing on, youhave
cooled off full soon. Among the severest
i colds I have know n men to take, were the re
I suit of sitting down to a meal in a c id room,
after a walk ; or being engaged in writing,
: have let the fire go out, and their first admo
i nition of it was that creeping chilliness
r which is the ordinary forerunner of a severe
n cold. Persons have often lost their lives by
- writing or reading in a room where there
i was no fire, although the weather outside
fas rather uncomrortab!e. Sleeping in
, rooms long unused, has de.-trnyeJ the life ol
e many a visitor and friend,
e Our splendid parlors, our nice 'spare rooms,'
e help to enrich many a doctor. The cold se-
pulchral parlors of New York, from May un
e til November, bring disease, not only to viai
s ters, but to the visited; for coming in from
s domes'ic occupations, or from the hurry I
- dressing, the heat ol the body is higher than
e natural, nnd having no cbak or hat on in go
ing to meet a visiter, and having in addition
s but little vitality, in consequence of the very
i' sedentary nature of town life, there is butve.
I ry little capability ot" resistance, and a chil
! aril cold is the result.
a Cut how to ewe a co,d promptly that is i
h question of lile and death to multitudes.
y there are two methods of univeisal applica
d tion: 1st, obtain a bottle of cough mixture
a or a lot of cough candy, any kind will do, ir
e a day or two you will feel better, and in high
t spirits; you will be charmed with the prompt-
ucss of the medicine; make a mule of your
- sell, by giving your certificate of the valua.
d I ble remedy, and in due course of time, aiioth
t er certificate will be made "or your admission
if j foot foremost, into "Greenwood."
The other remedy is, consul' a respectabl.
q physician. Hall's Journal of Health.
From the School Gem.
WHAT I LOVE
I I love the ger tie spring with her tiny n il
I iflowen, singing b;rds and soft green verdure
When '.he tree are clothed in the r r bes i
i green, and ever yilni g seems waking up al
ter their long winter leep to welcome hci
. I I h.ve the sultry slimmer with its beaut '
oih flowers, its golden gi ain, its soft showei
und azure skies.
1 love the uutuinn wilh its cool Ireezei
' its ripe fruits, and its tailing l av es. '1 U i
' ; is a solemn beauty in autumn which all rev
y erence.
I lov e the hoary headed with his keen fro,
c" ty air, his snow storms and merry sleig
y ' rides. And then in the ca'm w inter da
I when the earth is robed in white and evi r .
'e thing is silvered o'or by the powerful hand i
b the frost king, then this wor d a eins t o pu
' and peaceful to hold so many envious dlsCOD
tented hearts as it doe.
; I love to contemplate the awful majesty i
10 the thunder storm hen the lightning llas-h
u e and the clouds hung black as in.dniglt
with a threatening aspect as if they wer
r about to fall on our heads, wh.le ever an
8 anon come the peuls of raging thunder, the
' a calm almost as leniric ai the thunder itse
follows. None but the strong-minded ca
II delight in a thunderstorm. The weak mini
' ed end guilty rower and grow pale as the
ie heur the raging of tho elements.
I 'ove the sun that bright orb that shtd
' his golden ruys upon tho dazzling wh tenet
c of the snow ,
' I love the moon which in the absence)
r" the sun aheds her mellow light ovor th
earth.
n 1 love, who doPs not love tho twinklin
T stars that see n like so many night lam
"' hung up in heaven tu g .i Jo the midnigl
it, wundercr home.
iu I love the guth.i.g ilreamlet 'bat Mar
from lorat q iiet I (Kit. enme deep and woody
dell widening and deeping a it advance! un-
til it become a mlhty river.
I love the town with it dusty itroetltl
'piles of brick and mortar, it busy, thriving
look, it noise and tumult,
I love the country with its pure freih air,
' ita green trees, it calm blue skies, it peace
' and quiet prcirntin; such a contrast to the
' buay turmoil nl the town a to make ua long
' for that country where all i peace and bliae.
I love to winder through some grand old
foret with it towering oaks rearing their
, majestic heads or. high unlit they nearly
: reach the cloud that seem to lower a if to
crown them with a fleecy wreath of vapor.
There is something solemn and imposing in
the holy stillnesa which hold undisputed
j reign there. Yes. there is something aub
, limvly grand in the work of Nature that
! awe the oul.
I love 'he merry, ringing laugh of child
I hood.
j I love to c the youthful treat the aged
I with respect tor 1 know that he who honor .
' old age fears God in hi heart,
j I love lo see a young man when urged to
j taste of the fa'.al cup in which so much mi
ery and disgrace ar concealed say "My mot
to ia 'Touch no', taste not, handle not."'
And if he perseveres in spite of the ridicule
: of his companions, I feel that he will be loved
and respected by his (ellow men.
From the School Gem.
v-peak be itlJN u better far,
i To rule by love man tear."
These two line, productions of an able
poet's pen, may well be our motto in whatev
er station fortune that capricious dame
! chooses to place ua. Go out into the world
mingle wilh the busy crowd, study out the
characters of the hundreds and thousands
! who daily pas-you there, and you will find
lhat a great number of faults are all fnm a
: want of kindness. One half the crimes com-
i
rnitteo might have been prevented by one
kind word. One half the stern, hard, un
yielding, repulsive natures we meet with.can
- date their bir'.h from one act of nnkindneM,
, one harsh word. Go to the felon's cell, and
! ask the conscience s tricken, Cain branded
murderer there, why he committed ao ick-
ening a crime Does not that voice, coming
as it dr,es from a living tomb, sound like a
: warning! He answers, "One kind word.ono
I gentle act, one S) mpathetic tear would have
savedjme." Go to the lunatic's lonely cell,
and hear him rave of unkind words, ot heart
less jeera, of scornful acta, than wonder not
' al the almost unearthly 'eloquence of the
maniac's story. O! then 'peak kindly and
deal gently with all. I ry to drop a kind
; word everywhere. Sympathize with every
one. Sympathije with the infant. Kindly
soothe his infant sorrows, so iweelly lisped
' in your ear Sympathize with the young,
" ihose who are just starting forth on lifo'a
weary journey. One kind word of yours may
be their guiding star through life, and may
' gain for you a friend. Sympathize wilh th
I aged. Lau;h not at their totteriig foatstepa.
Turn lot from the grasp of their palsied hand.
Scorn not the cilvered haired age whoeeeka
, from the uuso.tndjJ depths of his own capa-
j rience to warn you of ome youthful folly.
Remember Time deals alike wilb all. You
will, in after tears, whan your lock are
whitened by the snows of three score and ten
win'ers, reap an abundant harveat for every
kind word you have chanced to drop.
' A New and Novel Expedient We un
I derstaud that the keeper of a Lager beer sa
loon in tha Bowery, since Mayor Wood's
1 stringent measures for the prevention of sel
' ling liquor ou the Sabbath, has given hiacua-
turners notice thai l.e will hold divine servtre
i in his saloon at 10 o'clock A. M., to contin
1 ue until 10 o'clock at night. In accordance
wilh this notice, a large congregation ae
' semble al the appointed hours when he com-
metiers the exercise by reading a portion of
the Scripture--, after which he proceeds to
exhort hi congregation in a manner which
. we think the Maine law men and Mayor
Wood would not feel themselves very highly
; flattered by lateoing. to. His remark.-, which
ar; said to be of the mo?t vio'ent and wicked
character, are frequently applauded by his
Itearera. It is said that on a person gaing
into the saloon, and taking a seat they ask
fur a prayer book , which the bar tender mi's
construes intu a Ih'ttlr of beer, and accordingly
' gets o.ie b f r.' him w ith a glass. After the
, spf aker has proceeded for some lime a hat is
" passed round, and a collcctien taken to pay
' the expenses of the meeting, alter which
another speaker is introduced, nnd thus the
1 meet ng is kepi ud till a late hour in tho
even 'ng,
j 1 1 this doe not equal any trick which has
0 ever been introduced by the anti-Maine law
i men of Maine, it cir ainly does not fall ahort
of it. The Mayor bat t'e full particulars
,' under his supervision, and aisures ua that he
intends completely breaking him up, and that
V too in very short order. N. Y. Express.
Keep the Record—No Right of Petition
Yet.
Mr. Chase presented Feb. 28d what day
j fi:! a number of petition, praying for the
if repeal of the infamous Fugitive Act, and mo-i-1
ved their reference to a select committee, that
it the pi aver of the petitioner may be consider
e ed, and the viewa of those stigmatized as fa
d ! ratical, ut.dersti od. Waller, of California,
n'oppoed. "I move, Sir, that theae petition
If be laid upon the table, where I hope they will
n i find that sleep that Knows no waking. I call
l-i for the yeas and naya," which being ordered,
y atood on Weller's motion as follow:
Yeas M sjrs. B I, Benjtsain, Hio'ln ad,
4 II ight, Brown, Bui ler, Clay, Clayton, Evans,
a' Fitzputrick Griar, Cwin, Hunter, Johaaon,
Jones, ot Tonnes ; Malory, Massa, Morton,
! Pettii. Rusk, Sebaatias, Shield, Siidell.Stn
e art, T'.otnpson, of Kentucky, Tin inoaon, of
New Jersey, T ueey, WelUr and Wright
g 23.
u ny ears Briiopnf, Chase, Cooper,
n Dodge of WisconaiB; Ft esendan, Foot, Oil
let'e, Himilin Jams. Ssivard, Suaaner, WsaW
la 'and Walker 13.

xml | txt