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uu B. Ii. COWEN, EDITOR k JROPBIETOBJ "HE HO LOVES HOT IKS COUKTIff CAI? LOVE IIOItlltlG." TERMS $1,50 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE NEW SERIES, VOL. Vllt NO. 3J. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY. JUNE 11, 185.5. WHOLE NO. 961 THE BELMMIRONIC HJMimEVERY THimSDAir MORNING. bfiiicecNorth Side of Main Street in the New Masonic Hall, a Tew doors East of the Court House, and a tew dbots West of the Nortou . . Ilonse. x.uu TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Jf palil wltliin three month!, f nIH ftnf llmt lilfi. .. Papers discontinued only at the option of the editor, while arrearages are duo. TERMS OVADVKRTtSINO. F. ach sitmre, (il Unci or lent,) three week, Every additional insertion. yearly advertisements one commn, tl.no t I0.IMI 84,(10 15.IHI 3 Jlalf column fluaitnr eolumn, I'mfrulnniil cMnlM S3 net annum JOAII letters addressed to the editor must be paid to p.nre altention.JJH KTNo napM discontinued until all arrearaioa are unless at the option of tiie editor JI POETRY. LABOR AND REST. ''Two bands upon the breast, and labor is past." Ruttian Pnveri. "Two hands upon the breast, And labor is done; Two palo foot crossed in rest The race is won; Two eyes with coin-weights shut, And all tears cease. Two lips where grief is mute, And wrath at peace." So say we ofiimos, mourning our lot, bod in His kindness answereth ndt. ' ''Two hands to work addrost Aye (or his praise: Two Icet that never rest, Walking IHs ways: Two eyes that look above Still, through nil tears; Two lips that breathe but lovo, Never more leara." ' So try we afterwards, low nt our knees: Pardon those erring prl yers! Father, hear these MISCELLANEOUS. MISCELLANEOUS. THE VERMONT COUSIN. A CAPITAL STORY FOR YOUNG LADIES. A "It is too'provoking, isn't it, that father will insist upon inviting that Yankee cousin to come and stay at our house and go to school. I don't see, for my part how he came to have such countryfied relations, but since he has I think he might let them stay up a- mong their own green mountains, instead of bringing them down to mortify us in tho city with their awkward woys ana twang." Thus spoke our Miss Julia Acton to her younger sister Helen, after they had Tetired to their room one evening, during wnicn mo ex Dec ted arrival of the Vermont cousin had been one theme of conversation. "I am sure I have more reason to bo morti fied than you, Julia," answered Helen, "for I have to walk with her to and from school, and of course I cannot conceal from tho girls that she is ny cousin, and I know they will ull ridicule her, and make all manner of fun of her. Brother Ned stopped there last year, when he was travelling through New Fng- land, and he says they all say 'neow' and 'a baout' and 'dew tell' and I am sure I ehull sink if she talks so before the girls." "Well 1 tninK no one lias as mucii reason to dread her coining as 1 have," answered Ju lia, "for what do you think Herbert Fergu son wilt say when he hears that we have such a Yankeefied set of relations; he has such horror of everything unrefined, I shouldn't wonder if he would desert me altogether, af ter she cornea to the house, rather than brought, into contact with any thing vulgar. He has been more than usually attentive, too lately, and (gamma says he is the greatest cafcA in tctwn." "Well, now, I have heard that Herbert Ferguson cares only for intellect; that thinks nothing of looks in comparison." I mn tell vou vou are mistaken. Miss'Hel- v , - - . vn, if he has no regard for looks, as you suy, vou ought to know what he said to me, late ly; but no matter, I won't tell you, I only wish father wasn't so obstinate, and mamma quito as much vexed about it as wo are: why! even the servants will laugh at her know; Thomas is bo excessively genteel." can't be holped. Father feel under great obligations to Lucy's father; the brothers all agreed that father should sent to college., and the others remained home and worked on the farm and provided the means of his education, and now he thinks he ought to assist them in return. But thing I would BUggest, Miss Jule, and that that you have your party over be for o comes; of courso she will not gc out, as is only a school girl, but I know father insist upon having her in the room, if we company at home." "Well thought of, Helen; let's see, t engaged every night for a week to come; certainly cannot get au evening till the part of next week; oh! I am so afraid will come before that time; it will just all my pleasure, and I expected so much." The invitations for Miss Julia's party all sent out, and the extensive preparations were proceeding most swimmingly, when ' very day before that on which the party to bo given, a stage laden with trunks up before the door of Mr. Acton's elegant mansion. From this, in the first place, a stout, sunburnt young farmer, who immediately followed by a slender girl of aixteen years of age; this latter none other than the much dreaded Vermont cousin. "Well, if this isn't a little too much!" claimed Miss Julia, who bad been drawn the window by the bustle; "here Is a oi a man cousin come too; litis is more than we bargained for; ! declare," she continued, half-crying with vexation, that man atays I will pretend I am sick, countermand the invitations to my party." Cousin Arthur Holmes proved to be a HifliJeut youth, and one dinner among fmo folks os the Acton'a was all he could stand. lie was on his wo to Yale collcee. his ancle having, from his own observation, and from what he had heard of the young man, been convinced that to keep him labor ing upon a lurm without t!io advantages of educatbn, would be to hide undpr a'bushel a light which, if trimmed and fed, arid suffered to shed Its beams might shine forth for the illumination of its own and future generations. And with this expectation ho sought and gained a willing consent from Ms elder bro ther, to his proposed plan of taking the edu cation ot Arthur under his care. As I said before, Arthur was not at all at ease among his fine relations, whs, with the exception of his uncle, took no pains to make him feel so, and therefore, to Miss Julia's I great relief, he took his departure that same! : r X' t. I nvnniiiif ior mew iiavpn . Cousin L'icy but I'm afraid yoil will set! her down as ugly; if I simply describe her he he features, and she Is such a favorite of mine that I could wish her to make a favorable Impression upon my renders from the first. Now I cannot deny that Lucy hud bright au burn hair; Julia called It red, but Julia was not always good notured, end did not adhere bo closely to the truth as she might. Lucy's nose was slightly Inclined to turn up at the point, and her complexion was one of those excecingily fnironcs which easily freckle. but she had a pair of tho loveliest, laughing, deep blue eyes, a'ld the sweetest smile, and the most brilliant teeth, and when she spoke or smiled, (and she seldom did one without the other,) there was a charm about her whole feco which made you forget hair and nose, &. freckles, and you only looked upon it as a face to love. True, she had what Juliu colled a "Yan kee twang," and she was not dressed in the height of the latest fashion, but in suite of these draw backs you loved her still, at leas'. somo peoplo did. There was a great deal more about Cousin Lucy, too, to call for res pect and admiration; but this will all come out in time. As she was she had come, and now she must apptar at the party, and be introduced as the cousin of tho Misses Acton. It was mortifying it was distressing but there was no help for it now. The evening of the party proved cleat and bright, and as it was well known that the entertainment at the Actons would be one of tho most brilliant of the season, nono of the invited who could get there) remained absent. By ton o'clock the biilliantly lighted rooms were well Slled. Cousin Lucy, simply attired in while cambric, (for she had rejected the ornaments and other cmbellishmonts with which her cousins, for their own Bakes, wo'd have adorned her,) sat alone in one corner of a sofa. She was introduced to very few; she did net look in the least neglected, however, but sat in unaffected enjoyment of the now ana brilliant scene An hour after tho other guests were all as sembled, sauntered in leisurely, as if for a call, with his hat under his arm, and his slight little cane in his hand, an exquisite of the first water, rejoicing in the euphonious name of Mr. Meredith Fitz-Henry. This is one of those brilliant youths whose whole time during his day, which begins perhaps at twelve o'clock, is spent lounging in saloons, studying the fashions, sauntering uo and down Broadway, and Btaring at the ladies, or driving on the fashionable thoroughfares; & in the evening dressing for public entertain ments, and attending them. Ho aims at being 'The glass of fashion and the mould of form;" and has no higher ambition in life than to be studied and copied as the perfection of dress. Ho fancied himself a Beau Brummcl as to manners, a Count D'Orsay in point of beauty and craco. He may be handsome we can not tell for tho immense amount of hair a- bout his face renders it impossible to distill guisli any foature.Jcxcept a pair of great round light eyes, and a sharp and very effeminate nose. Occasionally he condescends to smilo and then his white teeth gleam through the mass of hair surrounding the lower part his face, like lightning from a dark cloud. Mr. Meredith Fitz-Henry, unfortunately, sets uo for a wit, and his silly speeches are laughed at, and repeated by sillier young lit is dies, till he is really deluded into athe belief I that they are worth repetition, On entering Mr. Acton's parlor Mr. Mere "Well.wcll.it dith Fitz-IIenrv, with his class fixed in be at one is, site; she will have am I latter she spoil were the was drew aligh ted was a bout being ex to clod hopper rath er "if and very such eye, stared about him with great nonchalance and impudence, till at length his attention was attracted by the Vermont cousin, Bitting bo miietlv in her cornor, utterly unconscious of his observation. "Ah! what vision of loveliness and grace in thnt I rsee bofore me!" exclaimed he Miss Laura Wilton, a very young lady en iovins her first winter out. This brilliant spetcn was gre-neu wttn usual titter by the young lady, who was ceedingly flattered by even this mark ot tention from the perfumed and bcwnuncrca exquisite "Oh, that is a country cousin of tho Acton'sl from Vermont; a farmers daughter, exeessive verdant, I assure you," answerod the young lady. "From Varmount, is shel ah, well! I pose I must pay Varmount a Httlo attention; I wonder who will lay mo under everlasting obligations by giving me an introduction so fair a creature." "Oh, I will introduce you," answered Laura in great glee, and then by signs telegraphed those near her to draw upto nfa. as creat fun miirht be expectod. Grad ually the crowd thirkoned in that part of room, all pretending to be engaged something clso, but ail eager to hear the ty Meredith Fitz-Henry quiz the Vermont! cousin. liorbert Ferguson sat quietly looking a book of plates at a table neat the sola, which, the introduction having now place in due form, the perfumed exquisite threw himself with his bead thrown back, hi itnliratn lilt la aliininrr boots thrust determined to show himself off to his rcrs, and have some fun out of the unsuspi cious country girl. "Ahem! lately arrived, I believe," said Fitz-Henry. "Yes, sir, t came yesterday," answered Lucy, very simply. A few more questions were asked, to which Lucy replied in a perfectly lady-like manner, thinking all the time that she was convers ing with a very soft-patcd coxcomb, but being too good naturcd to let him see how great a fool ska thought him. At length the exqui site remarKcu: "Everything's very green up thero in Var mouut, ain't it1" This witticism was followed by such a giggle that Lucy, casting her eyes quickly round on the croup before her. and seeing the look of eager expectation on almost eve r . . . . . ... rj race, unuersrnnr. ih .ur fnr at;ner side was intenJing to make a butt of her for the amusement of the bystanders; brightening up at once, fhe began to taKe an interest in the conversation and replied; "Oh, yes, we have green things thore, but I have seen greener ones already since I came to the; city." "No, dew tell," said the unsuspicious dan "dy, imitating Lucy's tone of voice; "how's wheat nowl" "Well, wheat's poor," said Lucy, apparent ly with much interest. i. "La! is it now, what a pity! what's the mat ter with ill" "Why, they say it all runs to beard this year, and when that is the case there is lit tles or no head, and if there is it hasn't any thing in it." A few laughed heartily now, who had not laughed before, and Herbert Ferguson, lay ing down his book, fixed his eyes on the Ver mont cousin, as if he expected some amuBO ment. The young fop fidgeted and turned red, tap ped his httlo boot with his cane, laughed a silly laugh, as i(he did not know just what to make of the girl, and then said, "Now, I suppose you mean to grace the theatre and opera with your presence, don't vou?" No, Lucy said, she thought not. "La JNow! why not! but perhaps your mi doesn't approve of yourgoir.gto such places." "My parents did srl they thought I had belter not have my mind distracted by such amusements, especially while I was at school. "Well, it is bad for the mind; I found it so and my pa had to prohibit my going to such places Hero came a perfect shriek of delight from Mr. Fitz-Heury's admirers "Ah!" answered Lucy, "I should have tho't that you were perfectly safe from any danger of that kind; did you ever attend a menage' riel" 'No my pa won't let me go there eitiier he keeps me very closo. Excessive delight on the part of Mr. Fitz Henry's friends. 'Oh, now,' said Lucy in a patronizing tone 'I shouldn't think that would hurt you. We had a very fine one through our place last fall, and I was perfectly delighted with it.' 'No, dew tell! now what did you seel' ask ed the dandy. 'Why, I saw a baboon dressed up like man, a regular fop, you know, and really,' said she, screwing up her eyes, and looking j at Mr. Meredith Fitz-llenry from head to of his to no ex at foot, 'really the likeness was so very perfect that 1 should hardly have been able to tel which was which; it was roully perfect, dress cane, eye-glass and all, but 1 neve lningin ed that one of the first exhibitions 1 should see on my arrival in New York city would be that of a man endeavoring to see how much lit could look and act like a baboon. The room now fairly rang with shouts and screams of lnushter, and as soon as he could be heard, Herbert Ferguson, who had enjoy od tho whole thing mightily, called out, 'Now, Fitz-Henry, you had better beat retreat as soon as possible, for you oro only getting deeper into trouble.' And the dis comfitted young coxcomb who had just begun to perceive that he was caught in his own trap, muttered something about "another engagement," and sneaked oil, all that couul be seen of his face being of the deepest crim son. f rom then the Vermont cousin was quite safe from his attacks; indeed he soem ed so thoroughly uneasy in her presence.that if she even came on the same side of room, wnicn sue sometimes aia on purpose to tease him, he always found some excuse for changing his seat. 'Why, Lucy, you wore rather hard on poor young man to-night,' said Mr. Acton to his niece, after the company had retired; 'and It must have come the harder, because he is accustomed to nothing but adulation from our wise young ladies.' 'Well, uncle, all I can say is that he it on himself; it is very unpleasant for me hurt tho feelings of any one, and I was civil to that young man (though was something of a piece of self-denial talk to such a poor cralure,( till I found wag hjg ain tQ hol(, me us w ri(jicula sup to Miss she tho the about wit over on taken & an unsophisticated country girl. I tho't was only fair to turn his own weapons against him 'I think so, too, Lucy, and I rather it is the last time any one hero will attempt to quiz you.' Helen Acton and Lucy Holmes school together tho next te-m, at one of first schools in the city, and it was not before those who had Lucy's educatidn their care, became conviced that In the mont voung lady they had nb ordinary to deal with. Slid camo really to knowledge, while most of the girls !n classes with berlooked' upon their life aa a sort of ordeal through which it necessary to pass,beforo they could coma young ladies; and spent their time in reading, trusting to chance or cliealing for manner in which they should acquit in tho class. I Lucy applied hcrsolf intensely, and out.l outstrinDed ull in her classes. uuJ was aduu-'ged to go on with ner studies by herself. every examinatjoi she'wss the observed of all oborrers excelling in every branch of rjrtudy, ond'takinr the first prizes in every cparlment; her compositions, in particular, wet e regarded as mister-pieces, and in short Lucy was tho pridoof iho school. During the two jeers or her life in New York, her manners tad acquired a ptlish on ly given by associa ton with peoplo of re finement, and even tJia was proud to intro duce 'her cousin, Mi Holmes. Lucy's ex amplo and assistance wcie of great uee to Helen, who proved under her influence a very different character from what she would have been, if left oily to the guidance of her gsy and fashiomble lister Julia. Tho' inferior in intellect to Lucy, she was still far superior to the suwncial young ladies with whom she associated, the really learn nA i.a-vioriga Ur it on sake and was prepared on leaving school, .to relish a style of reading more improving than the light, trashy works of the day which form the only rending of a groat many of our edu cated young ladies. Helen was really a ve ry fine girl, and uncommonly attractive and interesting. During the two years in which Lucy made her home at her uncle's, Herbert Ferguson continued to be a constant visitor there, and Julia often wondered that ho mado no declaration. When thinking on the sub a the that bro't to per fectly it to that ect, she cxclawmed, 'Sirange! unactounta ble!' manv times durjig these two years. Sho wondered, too, tl at Herbert seemed to ove to talk bo much to Lucy; but still her self-complacency was never in the least dis turbod by the thought tf Lucy as a rival. And, throughout lluse two years, Arthur Holmes, who had nte ed in the junior class of Yale, ranked as higl in his class as his sister did in hors. Ceil 2 a young man of fine principles, as well os splendid intellect, he was determined to snow his uncle that he ntended to make tho siost of the advanta ges he had bo kindly famished him. At the enifof two years he graduated with the high est honors, and was immediately offered distinguished professorship in another col- leee. Who would now recognize in the ea sy and eleoant Arthur Holmes, the diffident young .clod-hopper who alighted from the stasro two years before, at his uncle's Uoor Helen and Lacy had graduated too, tho latter taking all the highest prizes and He len coming only second to her; and the next da-' Lucy was to leave for her Vermont home, when, quite early in the morning, at least early for visitors, us t was not yet 12 o'clock, in looking" from the window, Julia saw Herbort Ferguson ascending the steps 'Strange!' said she, 'he never calls so ear ly, and, oh dear! 1 am not Hressed; he must have come for something special.'. And in flutter of excitcmetitJulia began to arrange hor hair. But hec liair was arrwy&i jnd her toilet completed, aid no messenger had come to summon her to the parlor. Pulling the boll she called to Thomas, and asked him if Mr. Ftfrguson had not called. 'Yes, Miss,' ThonJs answered. 'And why did vol not call me, Thomas! How cau you be at stupid!' Because, Miss, lav asked for Miss Lucy.' 'Strange, unaccouilalle." exclaimed Julia, as she walked up aid down the loom, her cheeks flushed witliagitation; 'what can he want with Lucy! pa-haps he wishes her to make in terest for hin w ith me,or to ascertain my sentiments towads him.' But the minutes went by, and Julia had exclaimed 'Strsnge unaccountable!' a doz en times, and yet to one came to call her. Presently her youig brother Harry came rushing up stairs, having ju4t come from Bchool. 'Just like me! he exclaimed, 'always blun dering in wheie I an't wanted! What must Idojubt now butttrst into the library, and there sat Mr. Fergusn on the sofa with his arm around cousin Lucy. They tried jump away from ea:h other, nnd look as nothing was going n, out it was no go; saw through it all.' Julia had now nore reason to exclaim, 'Strar.gt! unaccounuble!' tan ever. Arth ur camo for his sister, and Herbert Ferguson ton, accomponied her home as her affianced ovor;'and thus ended all Miss Julia's hopes and expectations. 'Isn't i odd, Jilia,' said Helen one day, a few months latrr, 'you weie so afraid it think began the long under Ver mind acquire the have Lucy come here- lesi it should drivo Herbert Fcrgusuri from the housel has been tho cause of his deserting you, be sure, but not train any dislike to her, mortification at being connected with her.' Well, I am sura n is no less strange,, answerod Julia, that you are engaged to mime awkward, shv 'man-cousin,' of whom we were both so ashamed two years ago.' It only teaches js,' said Helen, not judge too hastily fiom first appearances. Who would have thought wo snouiu have had so much reason to be proud of them both!' Herbert Ferguson and his wife now one of the most el(rant establishments the city. Arthur nd Helen went to directly after their marriage, Arthur havinor been sent tlero on business for college with which he is connected; nnd lia lives still in single blessedness. Mr. Morodith Fi;z Hunry muy still seen anv 1no .dav louncincr up or Broadwoy, at tho hour when ladies "most congregato" there, and ono of tho highest objects ofjhis ambition now is to bo ablo least to bay that ho is an tnvitcu guest at elegant and tnuch-ta'ked-of entertainmontu of tho once ridiculed Vermont Cousin. school was out novel the them selves soon ftdrThere are now in tho United '.hirty-twe insane hospitals, aid the numbor of insane persons in the country is estima ted at 20,000. fttrLato Texas papers report tho rence of a fi''!it near Fort Belknap someCamanohes and an old contractor his party. The contractor's guides were obli At ca, and jus cauiimoicp. ' . ' Makiko Himself Uslfcl. During the session of nOG-? wealthy mer chant in conformity with the custom of tin times gave a dinner party to a few of gtn tlemcn, among whom wti a member of Con gress of that period. On the appointed day, however, the lady of the house was some what annoyed at an esr'y hour by ,the Intru sion of in old man at the djor. Having been met by a servant, 1 e inquired if tha proprietor of the house whom wa will call Mr. Tophom was at horn?. Upon receiv ing a negative reply, and being furthermore n formed that he would not be at home far some three or feur hours, the 'old man said: Well, being as I am here, I may as well re main until ho comes." "Pletse wait a mo ment," said the servant, " I will call Mrs. Tophanto the door.Jand see what she will --y " The servant then ran end called tne merchant's wife.who made her appearance. Tho old man then repeated what he had said to the servant that being as he was there he might as well remain until her husband come. "Well," replied Mrs. T. "If you will Btay.just walk through '.he alley and go back to kitchen and take a seat." Nothing daunted, the old man obeyed or ders, and passed through the alley to the kitchen, were) he found Mrs. T. and the ser vants very busily engaged in preparing din ner, (supposing him some old man seeking employment, Mrs. T. was free in calling into question 'his services in her work of preparing dinnor, and he was equally willing and ready to render all assistance possible. "Old man," said she "suppose vou take the bucket, go to the hydrant, and draw us some water." He at once readily complied with the request. "Old man," again she said, "suppose you assist us a little in preparing dinner, as we have a din ner party to-day, and are very hurried indeed. Just peel a few potatoes if you please. ' No sooner was the request mads than the "old man" got to work peeling potatoes with a right good will.f After all things were sufficiently advan ced to release Mrs. T. from further super vision, she went into her chamber to arrange her toilet to receive Jhor husband's gucs'.s. At the proper hour her husband came4 in, and then, one by one, camo thoso w ho were to dine with him on that duy. In due tinio all arrived but one Mr. C. Mr. Tophan then began !to express his surpriso at the absence of the Virginia representative, as he thought ha would certainly have been one of the first if not the first, to make his appearance, knowing that his dinner at home was an early one. When about coming to the conclusion that the Virginia M. C. would fail to make his appearance, airs, i s memory, which.Eeemed to have proved rather treacherous, became e ffulgent, and she acquainted her husband with the tact that there was an "old man" in the kitchen wh) had been waiting to sec him for the last three or four hours. Mr.'T. immediately repaired to the kitchen to ascertain tho "old man's" wants, when lo and behold! who should he find but our M. himself! lAstonished bevond measure, and with confused utterance, he exclaimed, 'Why how came Jyou here!" Ho simply replied 'I was invited to tho kitchen by your wife and as I ccmo much before your dinnei hour I have been making myself useful. Mr. T. at once invited and ac-ompanie him into the parlor, and introduced him his wife and truests bs the "Hon. Robert Rutherford, of Virgiuia." The lady's feelings cau be better imagine by the reader than described by the writer but the ballance of the day passed off pleas antly, saving the lady's abashment resultin from not recognizing the "Virginia Membe of Congress." to if t to She to or that to over have in Eu rope tho Ju be down do Truth about Death. The common anode of discoursing on this subject, so interestin to ete y one of us, is so stilted and over our heads, that we are glad to hear Commo Sense have his say about it. Thus sensibly and wisely writes some able man, in an En lish Review: "It is a jroat thing, unutterably awful an thrilling when for the first time in our lives Death the Conqueror makes himseit Known to us in alt the mystery of bis might and in exorablencss. Every day the newspaperese its obituary; ydu are well aware that fifty people die in a minute; you have been in habit of looking up at closed blinds in the street with some sort of awe; and hatchments in the great squares have touched you as might baronial ruinra newlv-made crave has been without a voico and a motal, funerals have intercepted your path in the thorough fnros: Deonle have died next deor to you But oven Death next doer is Ueatli alar on a vague distant terror, and not a darkly ful presence ata?d with suspended respira tion and fevered temples stand uuder very fl appingof his wings, as the inexorable stoops to breath the last ct ill upon tno iore head of some beloved ene; feel that tne so emn shadow in which you s'.and is deepening and deepening; kneel where the silver cord snapped, kneel by a pale corpse in tho of on hour before dawn, with no sounds to heard but tho sobs of passionate mournera and the ticking of a clock kneel, and say God tho 'Never more' of a bereaved heart the 'Help Lord, or I perish!' of a soul that como into tho deep waters: so stand, kneel, bo cry to tho Lord of life, and will know what doath is, and what a celesti- fi hope m0y rj3e a )ast luminous and out ofthe blackness of horror iu tne worm DEAD. . A simplo c'nUdLsays Wordsworth a simple That lightly draws its bruath, Andjfeels its lifo in every limb. What should it know of death! And it la beautifully said. But I was very long past the age of childhood, I could Bring mysoit iu uuneve iu I'o this day, I can with dithculty only, et mo Stateo occur between and kill . . . .... by a direct moiitai cnori. conceive ono jaangerousiy sick a nyum uu; completely uoes actual, preeonr, nr, when iuint ana nuuenng, Keu "n out of my 6ight. That the beautiful which lights up the eye, and glowa in the touch, should ever go out! To di.;! To lie in old obstruction and to rot; This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod! And ether pulses go on beatir.g; and other stars to keep atop along the sky; and the south wind to ripple the riven and stir the leaves of the trees; and little children to prattle and play; and the million-fold hum of lifo to wake anew every morning; and the round imptsaive heaven to be blue as ever O it is strange, and was once stranger still tome! ' But if any thing could be stranger than death it-eif, it would be the chatter, and idle, pompous cold-bloodedness with which coarde minded persons seem to ro about with what is called 'the last marks of rei' pect' to the departed. It may well strike you dumb with amazement to hear a widow, who has just lost an only son, call out to some one to 'take care the funeral-cake is made with currants, because she can't bear carraway seeds:' but that I once heard with my own eurs. And what has put Die Irto this mortuary train of thought 'is that, my door being ajar, I overheard a veryeharp rap id voice, addressing the servant thus: 'O if you pleaa' in could you tell me where a Miss Richards, a dressmaker, lives, some vheres about here, beros I wantjher to make me some mourninz which my husband died a fortnight ago of a hulcerated sore throat and I ve only got one gound and bonnet thats fit to go hout in and besides I know a young female thats dead of being disappointed in love wilh my brother Holiver which he was married last week'm and a lock of hia'air and piece of poetry was found in her work- ox and her relations is in wand of some hextra mourning, and I've been hunting erry where lor Miss Richards, and I feel quite porly myself, becos as I was passing by the Feathers they took in a little boy as had been found drowndid, and quite upset me, if you'd blievo me'm ' "O heavens and earth! Is it possible that widow of fourteen days can rattle on in una lasn.on, UKing lor mo stnrtmg poim or i .1.- j-...,. ri.; ...l- i . 1 ;.er taiK.ne oosia oi nun who uusiain iu and all to a stranger on the djor step! Is this mourning! 'Nay, then, let the devil wear black, for I'll have a suit of sables, when I am next forced to put on woe-1 trappings'." Living by one's wits. to the not aw the i- is bush be to is so you large. child, long, before uyiug. and Nine persons sailed from Basle down the Rhine. A Jew wtio wished to go to Schal ampi, was allowed to come onboard and jour ney with them on condition that he would conduct himself wilh propriety, and give the captaiu eighteen kreutzers for his pBsage. Now it is trie, something jingled in Jew'a pocket when ho struck his hands it; but the only money there was there in was a twelve kreutzer piece, for the other was a brass button. Notwithstanding this he accepted the offer with gratitude, for thought to himself "something may be earned even upon the water. There is many a man who has grown rich uron the Rhine." During the first part of the voyage, the passengers were very talkative and merry, ind the Jew, n ith his wallet under his arm for he did not lay it aside was the object much miith and mockery, as alas is often the case with those of his nation. But as tha vessel sailed onward, and passed Tburringtou and Saint Veit, the passengers one after the other grew sHent and gazed dawn the river, until one spoke out: "Come, Jew, do you know any pastime that will amuse us1 Your fathers must have con trived many a one during their long stay Ihe wilderness. 'Now i3 the time,' thought the Jew, shear my sheep!' And he proposed that they shculd sit round n a circle, and propound ve ry curious questions to each other, and with their permission, would sit down with them. Those who could not answer questions should pay the one who propound ed ihem a twelve-kreutzor piece; and those who answered them pertinently should a twelve kreutzer piece. Tbe proposal pleased the company, and ping to divert tnemseives wiiit ine jew s or stupidity, each once asked at random, whatever entered his head. Thus, for example, the first one asked: "How many soft boiled egga could the ant Goliah eat upon an empty stomach!" All said that it was impossible to answer that question, and each paid his twelve kreutzers. But the Jew said, 'One; for he who eaten one egg cannot eat a second one on empty stomach." And the other paid twelve kreutzers. The second thought, wait Jew, and I try you out of the New Testament, and thin I shall win my piece. 'Why did Apostle Paul write the second epistle to Corinthians!' Tho Jew said, 'Because he was not in inth, otherwise he would have tpoken to So he won another twelve kreutzer piece When the third saw the Jew was so verted in the Bible, he tried him in a cnt way. 'Who prolongs his work to I great a length as possible, and yet completes ! it in time!' 'The ropo maker, if he is industrious,' the Jew. In tho meanwhile they drew near to a and one said to the other, 'That is Then tho fourth asked 'In what do the people of Bamlacb eat the least?' The Jew said 'in February, for that has twenty-eight days.' The fifth said, 'There are two natural and still only one of them is my uncle. I The Jew said: 'The uncle is your brother, and your father is not your uiclo.' A fish now lumped out of the water, r " g,xlh ..ked, -What fish have their nen even, xho Jow-8aiu: .The smallest.' nrguuuu flame The seventh t.sked: 'How can a man from Basle to Bern in the shade, in the sum- mer timj when the sun shines?' Tbe Jew said: 'When be comes to a place where there is no shade, he must dismount and go on foot.' The eiirhth asked: 'When a man noes in the winter time from Berne to Basle and has forgotten his gloves, how must he roansga so that his hands shall not freeze.' The Jew said: 'He must make fiata oUtor them.' The ninth was the last. This one asked: 'How can five persons divide five eggs so that each man shall receive one, arid Btill one re main in tho diahl' The Jew said: 'The last must take the dish with the egg, and can let it lay there as ofli as he pleases.' But now It came to his turn, and ha deter mined to make a good sweep. After msny preliminary compliments he asked, with an air of mischievous friendliness, How csn a man fry two trouts in threa pans, so that a trout may lay in each pan.' No one can answer this, and one alter an other gave him a twelve kreutzer piece. But when the ninth desired that he should answer it himself, he frankly acknowledged that be knew cot how the trout could be fried in such a way. Then it was maintained that this was un fair in the Jew, but he stoutly affirmed that there was no provision for il in the sgree ment, save that he who could not answer tha question should pay the krta'zers.and he fu! filled the agreement by paying that sura on the ninth of his comrade, who had SBked him to solve it himself, io they laughed heartily over their own loss-and at the Jew'a cunning. . ... f, h,nd. and nrorer bad countc. """I f r .... . nanCe, just like nigger; gettin' I reck bosom I , TnBD Ba if eized with a bright idea, , , d j hiB hand with a cenuine S, uth- ern ,How do-ye u0 uncier The ape clasp- ,n nP(Tro'B hand and shook it lonz and Keep Dakk. The appended negro story, copied Irom a Southern correspondent of the Bo3ton Journal, is worth reading: "Gen. C gave his black man, Saw ney, funds and permission to get a quarter's worth of zoology at a menagerie. Our sa ble friend soon found himself under the can vass, and brought too, in front ofasedato looking baboon, nnd eyeing the quadruped closely; Soliloquized thus: 'Folks lure's yer a gainst he of in 'to he, the re ceive ho wu gi has an him will I the tle Cor them. well differ as said vil lage, Bam luch.' month on ly broth ers, father's and cordially; "Sawney then plied his new acquaintance with interrogations as to his name, age, na tivity and former occupations, but eliciling no replies beyond t knowing Bhake of the head, or a merry twinkling of the eye, (the ape was probably meditating the best way ot tweaking our friend's nosa,) he concluded the spo was bound to Keep non-commitwi, and looking cautiously around, chuckled out, 'He, he, ye too sharp for 'em, old feller. Keep dark if ye'djist speak one word of English, white man would hab a hoe in yer band in less dan two minutes." Tbe Louisville Journal, speaking of the Sag Xichts a secret political association op posed to the American party, says: We have taken no pains whotever to ob tain information as to the condition and do ings of the Sag Nichts societies of Louis ville, yet a great deal has been told us from sources lhat we know to be authentic. Th Louisville Times was very near correct in its boast that they number two thousand members. We know many places of their meeting, which aro gnerlly in the third Btories of houses. They have adopted a sys tem of J discipline more rigid and stringent and minute than any ever before heard of in the annals of party conflict. They admit no man to their assemblages till he has assu med obligations of the utmost solemnity. Tney have their pass words, signs and sig nals, everything in hne tor wnicn mey nave so ferociously denounced the Know-Nothings, They ha.ve a distinct sot of signs and signals for eech ward. To insure greater ef fectiveness they have subdivided their men into Bquada of ten, each with its commanding officer, who makes himself responsible for the forthcoming of its individual squad when ever its services are required for voting or any other purpose. No army in the held.un der the command of Napoleon or Wellington was ever more thoroughly drilled thai i",ua secret army of Sag Nichts now in ('Ur midst, an army as noiseless in its '.Movements as If it wereahos'. ot phantoms. Iscekious Rascamtt. A wino merch ant tn Paris recently received a note as fol lows: "S:f. For some time you have been rob bed, at retail, we have now resolved to rob you by wholesale, I hereby notify you that, to-morrow night, should you not adopt meas ure! to prevent It, your cellarwill be entirely tTrained." .. "Sacrel" cried the merchant, and he load ed his pistols, and at the appointed nigh!; de scended into the cellar, and seated himself between two wine casks. Everything in the cellar remained safe, but on returning home in the morning, he found every room in his house rifled, and all his plate, money, and clothes purloined. The thieves hid persua ded bim to take care of his cellar while thoy should rob his bouse. eyes ride "There was Mrs. Fi So very deaf She might have worn a percussion cap. And been knocked on the head without bearing , . snap." Hoed says this. But the ped.'ar sold her an 'ear trumpet says tne legena, "And the very next day , . . She beard from her husband at Botany Bay." f We believe It was tbe very same old lady at all events it was ana equally deaf, for the story says: "Sha was deaf a a stone say one of the stones Demostlionea sucked to improve hi tones; And surely deafness no further could reach, . . , Than to bo In his mouth without hearing his I speech.;"