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POETRY.
For the Chronicle.
THE MOON.
BY ROSE ELWOOD.
Tho sun, tile orb o f light deports,
To other lands away;
And o'er each hill and Valley fjreert
The parting sunbeams play.
Each sheet df water, ralnl, reflects,
IA flood of goldenllight;
And the bright rays leap swiftly o'er,
Tho mountain's di2zy height.
But as the las! rays disappear,
The sombre shades stalk fdrth
And in their gloorrty mantle suort
Enfold the sleeping earth
Now softly 'gins the dew to fail,
And soon each leaf and bud,
Holds on i ts breast one treasured drop
Caught from the Crystal flood.
Now one bright goldctl star peeps dut
.From ihe'cerulean bright.
And soon another joins the first
Sweet twinkler of ti e night.
One more, and yet one more steps forth
With slow and stately mien,
Till all assembled twinkling stand
As waiting lor their quccri.
Now o'er the hilltops rising high;
Sweet Luna rides aloft,
And o'er tho starlit face of heatcri
She throws her glances soft.
The stars ojoyous tvelrome give,
And sparkle still more bricht
And each with its own voice proclainis
Fuir Luna queen of night!
As towards the zenith swift she hies,
She to the earth looks down;
And chasing quick the shades away,
That met her with a frown,
She looks into each dclvdrop's eye.
And lonris a rainbow there;
She mako4 each lino distinct and cleat.
Then tints with cdlois rare.
1 Thon to tho water's bank she goes;
Tc see her own fair face,
Reflected in the sparkling depths
That show each dimpling grace;
And blushing to behold herself,
In beauty shown so plain,
She leaves a silver band behind
And hies Away again.
To every House she ndW rides up,
Not one does she pass o'er,
Rut in each room she peeps and leaves
A moonbeam on the floor.
Where'er the sick and suffering lie,
She throws a cheering tmile;
And tries to soothe the mourner s heart
By every loving wile.
Up to the prison House she goes
And gliding through the grate
Mir cheers the prls'ner by her rays,
His mis'ry to abate
I Then men and stars togoiher rise
And by her rays so bright,
They all in union glad proclaim
'nil Luna queen of night!
Rridgeport Sept. 4th 1855.
THE MILL PRIVILEGE.
HOW MR. TATNALL OVERREACHED HIMSELF.
In one of the new towns of Maine, somi
thirty years ago, lived a man named Johi
Tatnall. He was a Close-fisted man, ahi
never scrupled to make the best end of ev
ery trade.
Once a neighbor lost a fine ox j jstat
time when he Was fulfilling a contract fu
" culling down and hauling out lumber. Th
contract was worth a thousand dollars, an
he was to forfeit one half If the job was no
done at a given time. He knew that Tat
nail had plenty of oxen, and he went to bu
one. Tatnall saw his neighbor's neceitj
end he meant to profit by It. He would no
sell unless he could sell a pair, and they a
an enormous price. The poor man entreat
ed, but it was of no avail, and he was coir
pelled to pay Tatnall double what the oxc
i were worth. Then Tatnall bought the od
cx lor one third its value, making seventj
five dollars effhis pour neighbor.
That was the character of the man, an
all his neighbors knew it. Vet he was r.
spected, for ho hud money, and many peupl
depended on him for work; though their pi
tauce for bucIi work was beggarly in the ei
treme. Mr. Tatnal'.'a lurge farm was ailui
ted upon a large river, and there was a goo
(mill privilege on it. Two years previous t
the opening of our story, two men came l
examine the fall of the river, and they talkt
of buying and building extensive mill work
Tatnall knew that if such was done, the v
ue of all good land about him would be a
vanced, and he bought all he could, so ut ll
time he owned a thousand acres.
One day in early spring, just as the i
had broken up, a man called on Tatnall, ai
wished to examine t've mill privilege. H
name was Lemuel Farnsworlh, thirty-flv
and full of enterprise and integrity. Tatm
accompanied his visitor to the river, and
ter examining the premises, the latter i
pressed himself very much pleased w
. them. .
ah'M..
" Oh!" exclaimed tatnall. "this is the fin
est privilege in tho State. The water cannot
fail, and there is power enough to drive 1 1
number of thills."
" I see," returned Farnsworth, but he did j
not expfess all he thought. "If I buy hcrr ,';
he continued, " I should want some forty or ,
fifty acres of land logo with the witer lot, !
fot I should wai t lumber enough to put up
all my buildings, and some beei les, of my
own, &.C.
"You can have till you want," was Talnall's '
reply, and they returned to the house.
'Now what is your price I" asked
Farnsworth, after he had declined to takeja
glass of rum Which had been pturcdout lor
him.
"Well," retnrhed Tatnall, thoughtfully,)
1" haVn't thought much of selling, for 1 hav6
had Rome iden of putting up a mill there my
self." This was a falsehood.
"But you will sell, t suppose?'
"Oh yes."
"Then what will be your price!''
Well, I have thought I would sell the
privilege, with six acres of lam), for a thou
sand dollars; nnd then if you want the fifty
acres, I should say about seven hundred do!'
lars more."
"But, my dear sir," uttered F-amswoi'th,
In surprise, " do you consider how this mill
will enhance the value of your other pro
perty'' Now Tatnall knew that this would be a
Vast benefit to him. The nearest mill was
now six miles off, and that a pooi flimsy con
cern. Such on establishment he saw would
draw quite a village together in a few years,
and then his land would make him inde
pendently rich. But he thought he had
the power in his own hands and he meant
to use it
"I cannot take n cent less," he said. " If
you will take the whole for seventeen hun
dred dollars you can have it."
"Weil," said Mr. Farnsworth, "t have a
partner; and I must see him first. I will ex
plain the ense to him, and see you sgain."
TltntH began lo meditate thus: "If these
two men have got their minds made up on
this mill," he Baid to himself, "they won't
stop at trifles. Of course they have got lots
of cash, or else they wouldn't be going into
such extensive business. I'll feel of 'em."
Tatnall sa'd this with a sort of chuckle
nnd he clasped his hands together just as tho'
he had a helpless man in his grasp.
Mr. Farnsworth soon returned, and with
him came his tartner. They at length con
cluded to pay the $1700; it was a heavy sum
much more than the property was worth,
but they had set. their hearts upon building
the milium that section, and they did not wish
to give it up.
" Ah, gentlemen.' said Tatnall, with a
very biand smile, after their offer had been
made, "that price vtas not a fixed one. You
may now have the whole for twenty-two hun
dred dollars.''
"But, sir'' uUered Ridgely, "that is mons
trous. The mills may not return us a cent
for years. Why, sir, for six years at least,
you will make m.ire by the mills than wc."
"'The properly is woith what I ask," said
Tatnall.
"But you will take off somethihg?''
"Not a single cent less than twenty-two
hundred dollars "
Many a man would almost have giVenHhetn
the mill privilege in consideration of
the benefit that would thereby accrue 10
the other property. But he cared not for
that.
Thetwo men went away, and left the mat
ter for settlement in one week. Tatnall rub
bed his hands when they were gone, for he
felt sure they would come back, and he had
made up his mind that he would have $8200
for his lot.
The next day the two'pattners took a s'.roll
down the river, and at i distance of Beven
miles from Talnall's place, came to a water
a power far superior to his. As soon as the
' young men had fully realized the splendid
nature of the discovery they had made, they
fairly danced with Joy. They set off at once
to fiud the owner, and they found him to be
a Mr. Simon Winihrop, a poor, honest man,
3 and the very one whom Tut tall had imposed
l upon in the ox trade. Mr. Winthrop owned
1 enough land on the river, and the cirCumja-
- cent upland, for quite a township. It had
been left him by an uncle.
a The two parties found him in his house
r that very evening, and they informed him ol
s the trials they had with Tatnall. Winthrop
d smiled as they finished their account, and re
t Imi J the story of his ox trade. The mill-
- wrights were very soon assured that they had
v an huirorable tnnn to deal with now, and
', they frankly told him of the remarkuble dis
t covery they had made, and told him the mil
t privilege upon his land was. worth more thar
- I double that of Tumuli's. And they thei
i-j aeked Irim how he would sell the water pow
n j er and a goodly piece of land. He first wish
J ed to know of their plans, and ihry told hi rr
. that they intended lo build a saw-mill, a grit,
null, a cotton mill, and lhat they should pru
a bably put up a store, if people enough movei
i- j iu to support them.
e "Now, how much money have you got!1
t- asked Winthrop. "That is '"!ow much cai
;-: you raise to put into this pluce?"
l-l ''We can ruiee just eight thousand col
d lars,'' replied Farnswotth.
o Simon Winthrop got up and walked acros
:o tho floor several times, and then he cuine an
d sat down again.
b.i "Gentlemen," said he, ";f you will put u
I- a good mill, and saw my lumber well, and a
d-'fair prices, I will freely give you the mi
le i privilege, and what land you tuke you iha
pay me near what the lumber is worth on i
lis But I have another offer to make you. M
id: old uncle left me all this land bet wee
lis two and three thousand acres my lc
a, joining Tatnli' above here, and runniu
ill, down four milei below htre. Now what A
if-iyou say to make ine a third man to yoi
ix- parly! You put your own energies and know
lib. edge, and money, with my stout bunds ai
broad landf. We shall all share a, ike, wh
thcr in fields, mijls or stores. What think
you!"
"We must thihk of that," uttered boththo
young men tn a breath.
On the text morning, early, Tatnall was
at Winthrop's door. He wanted 10 buy n
large lot of intervale woodland, which lay
next to his own on the river. But Win
throp would listen to nothing of the kind.
Tatnall held on, for he felt sure of the mill
being built on hie own land, and he wanted
all the neighboring lumber. He swore at
Winthrop for his obstinancy, but the latter
only laUghed;
That af'.ernoon Farnsworth and Ridgely
called upon Tatnall, and told him they hud
concluded not to buy his land.
"Very well, gentlemen," cuoly returned he,
for he thought they were ohly trying to bring
him down.
So they turned to leave, and as they bade
him "good bye;" Mr. Tatnall turned pale.
He began lo think they were really in
earnest.
"Stop, stop!" he cried, "are you really in
earnest! Aim you really going to put up
the mill!'
"Not here; sir."
"But but don't be In ft hurry. Perhaps
we can come in, come in. Let's talk the
matter over."
"There's no need," answered Farnswotth;
"for we have made up our minds."
"But perhaps I might take up with your
offer of two thousand."
"No. sir."
"But hold on a moment. Rather than
have the thing blow over now, I would come
back to my old offer of seventeen hundred
dollars."
"o, sir. It's no use; we don't want your
land."
"But," cried Tatnall, in a phrehzy of alarm, ,
"let the land go and take the water privilege,
and give me what you like for it; only put up
a mill there, even if you take it for noth-
Irgl
"Your, too late, sir,'' returned Farnsworth,
with a look and tone of contempt. "Had
you at first acted the part of a man; you
would not only have got a round price for
your water prUilege and the land which we
wanted, but all yrur property would have in
creased one hundred per Cent. You thought
wo were in your power, and you would over
reach us, but you will find in the end that
this time you have' overreached yourself."
The young men told Winthrop that they
should accept his offer. So papers were
made out at once, and "Messrs. Farnsworlh,
Ridgely & Winthrop" commenced business
in good earnest. The saw mill was com
menced upi n immediately, and men were set
at work cutting out the canal. No less than
eighty men were thus employed, nnd the
store' was built at once. The greater part
of these men look pay fot their work in land,
built houses, and moved their families in.
The gristmill was put up in due time, and by
the second autumn quite a village had sprung
up; After this the colony flourished and
grew. Great numbers of;liands were employ
ed, and al ihe end of eight years the new
firm were wealthy and respected. A flour
ishing town hud sprung up about them , all
upon their own land their store did a good
business, and their land were yielding them
immense profits. A school house had been
put up for three years, and that full saw the
finishing touch put upon a handsome church.
And wlierd was John Tatnall all this while!
lie still lived Upon his farm, seven miles up
the river, and he had grown poor in flesh, al
most to a skeleton. His power of pinching
his neighbors was gone, for no ore was oblig
ed to do business with him. He saw that
village grow up, and he saw poor, bonesi
Mr. Winthrop become wealthy and respect
edand he knew that all this might hate
been on his own land if he had been an hon
est, hqnorable man. But 'twas too late He
could only look upon his own wilderness,
and then Upon the smiling' lands of his neigh
bor, and the canker ate into his soul and
made him miserable. His chagrin and envy
had killed hirn; and he who made It a rule of
practice to overreach all with whom he had
any dealings, was himself ut last overreached
by that power against whom r.o art of earth
can prevail.
The Merchant Brothers.
There is something in the subjoined anec
dote which, vs it strikes upon our feelings, is
far more beautiful and worthy of notice, for
j its example,than the magnificence of the dona
tion it was intended to commemorate: nnd
' that is, the deep fraternal affection breathing
j through every line of the heart felt eulogy,
I whioh must have beer, received by the donoi
as more than an equiva'ent for ihe gold bc
j well bestowed. The good sense, the "sounc
judgment'' displayed In tile letter, the moral
axioms which it embodies, are lost in the
.fevor of a bro'.hcr's love simply and su truly
i expressed:
1 1 A few days after Mr. Abbott Lawrence's
' donation of $60,000 to Ihe Trustees of Har
. I vard College, for the purpose of founding t
I school for Practical Sciences, his brothei
j Alios wrote him th following letter:
"Wednc6duy morning, June 9, '47.
I Dear Brother Abbott: I hardly dan
i trust myself to spcik what I feel, and there
- fore write a word to sty that I thank God I
am spared to this day to see accomplished b;
a cue so near und deur to me this lust besi
i work ever done by one ul our name, whicl
will prove a better title to true nobility th.-t
p nny from the potentates of the world. It it
t mure honorable and more to be coveted lhat
II the highest public station in our country, pur
II chased aa these stations uften are by time
U serving. It is to impress on unborn million
y ' the great truth lhat our talents ate trust
n committed for us when tho master calls. Thi
it magnificent plan is the great thing you wil
g see carried out if your life is spared; and yo
o may well cherish it as the thing nearest you
ir heart, it enriches your descendants in
I- way that mere money never can do, and is
id better investment than any one you hat
e- aver made."
The Merchant Brothers. For the Chronicle.
Autumn.
Reader, did you ever go out alone oh a;
ramb'ing excursion upon one df those fine j
autumn days! If not try it; it is certainly
delightful. Kach season has its charms, yet j
t love autumn for it produces a kind of pleas
ureablo melancholy alone peculiar to that'
eason. O, how I love to ramble, over the i
verdantjhlll and view the lovc.y landscape
now and then enjoying the sweet odors waft
ed from some spicy grove orscquestered nook
wh:le the cool autumnal breeze fans may
brow, expands mylungs and invigorates the
whole system.
Again how unspeakably pl?a?flnt to plunge
into the deep forest and follow son.e meand
ering path matted over with ivy and wild
eglantine while the gentle breeze is stirring
the ica of leaves above my head, to admire,
that stately oak that haB lifted its head high
in the blue ether of Heaven, no man know
ing how but unmistakeably proveing the ex
istence of an Allwise Creator. To see the
gray ,sruirrel frisking upon the ground then
qu ck as thought mount a tree in quest of
nuts to hear his teeth grating upon the
haid fbell oh the inside of which is the luxury
whith is to repay him for all his toil to see
the timid rabbit start from its hiding place
and bound off at lightning speed, panting
wi;h feur at sight of man to see the chip
munk busy gathering and storing away its
winters provision from the spontaneous prd
duciions ot earth
O, I ash. Who there is could resist tile In
fluence ol such scenes, surely Jthe woodj has
been the mother of more religion than all
the sermoHs that Were ever preached or wlt
'.en. To go to tho orchard on the hill side
and view the beautilul and delicious fruit
"N'nture's care to nil her children just
i t h richest treasures, and an ample state,
Endows at larce whatever happy man
Will deign to use them."
To go to the summit of some high hill to
View an autumn sunset.
O, how rich is that amber light that gleams
from the West as ihe sun casts his last ling
ering look upon the world lhat is 6oon to be
shrouded in darkness but Well has he done
his office, his genial rays have caused the
cells of those wild flowers to burst, and their
I seeds have burled themselves in the bosom of
their mother earth, there to await their res'
urrection. The sun being sunk below the
j horison, gray twilight comes on the time for
lhat innumerable host of insects to come
forth from their hiding places and commence
, their notes of praise to him who ha9 created
I nothing in vain and while I listen to their
I different notes my mind is soothed and i's re-
fiective faculties are awakened. I think o!
! the world of human beings and what different
emotions have this day filled their souli.
I Many unlike the squirrel rather than eat
through the shell would give up in despond
ency, consequently will never be permitted
to tuste of the sweets of intellectual enjoy
ments. This duy has parted friends that
were never before parted it has seen the
j brightest hopes forever blighted it has seen
! the close of earth clods over father, mother
brother, sister( son and daughter, husband and
j wife and many are the pillows that will thit
' n:ght bu wet with the tears of hesrt felt
anguish.
This day hnth seen the trembling maiden
I plight her love to hint who hath long wooed
it, this duy hath heard too, from lips that were
but yesterduy eloquent with love, the first
' harsh words that will forever destroy the hap
i piness of wedlock. This evening too finds
I many a loving, but heart broken wife anxious-
ly awaiting the return of a drunken husband
nnd while she is watching over the cradle ol
sleeping innocence her thoughts are running
back when she was the joy of a fond father
and uff'cctiortate mother where all was
pleasure, and she was anticipating fot her
self a long and pleasant life but alas to be
tho ncgleclcd, half Btarverj wife of a drunltart
is more tlmn she can bear and she gives u
in despair. But there is a fairer side to tin
picture: there nre home madejhappy by kinc
faihers and affectionate mothers, and manj
tender lies.
But when I compare the happiness of m;
fellow beings with their misery my hear
sickens and I am disposed to abstract m;
mind from these reflections, retire to m;
Couch and endeavour to forget all in swee
dreams that I may be prepared for the dutie
CHARLEY.
Rockhill Aug. 21st. 1855.
Drunk "Some."
Mr. John Livingston of No. 798 Teht-av
was brought in for beingjin liqudr. Mr. L.,whe
i insber Health, protably makes some preten
sinns to respectability) at least in dress.
The wide shin-collar turned over the ves
the patent-leather boots, ihe broadcloth coa!
the seal, and watch and chain, and shirtstud
showed that the taste of the man are nnturull
above brundy and intoxication . As he wa
not perfectly sober when brought in, any lil
1 tie lack of elaboration in ihe arrangements
his toilette must be overlooked. One o'' hi
' boots had a hole in it, he hain?, as be ii
telligibly expressed it, "stubbed his boot o
'gainst "curbstone" the mutitudirtoua shirt
collar, instead of lying down smoothly ove
I his vest, was sadly crumpled, and its gener
effoct greatly murred by its wilted appeal
ance the bottom buttonhole of his coat wa
l fastened to ihe upper button of his vest hi
i pants were honked up by his watch chain t
i his cruvut, but us the last-named article wa
i tied under hie armes instead of round hi
I neck, the conrusion of wardrobe Was not a
I grjat as might huvo been expected.
Hejiad undoubtedly made an attempt to ni
- his pocket hankerchlef into the hinder pocki
ofhiflcoat, but had only succeeded in hangin
s it upon a button; one of his gloves was in h
s vest pocket, and the other he had turned it
1 side out and placed in his cheek, evident
u supposing it lo be tobacco,
r His crime was venial. He had in a sort
a inebriated free-and-easy way, abstracted
a muskmelon from a stall, the female propriet
el of which had dispatched Jan officer to seen
I the c i'prit. The M. P.' bad no difficulty
Capturing the prisoner; he had discovered him
rented upon a crippled garbage-cart, engaged
In devouring the stolen vegetable: when be
perceived the policeman approaching he had
put the melon into his hat, which he hastily
deposited or. hi bead; then cooly folding his
arms, and standing with his legs wide apart
against a g&s-latnp, he had awaited the coming
e:iemy.
The juice of the watery delicacy in his hat
had flowed in little rivulets down his checks,
and tht seeds thereof had found a lodgement
in Jiis ea's, and when he removed his hat, the
rest of tht pilrered fruit fell on the clerk s
desk, save about a quart or more, which re
mains on the prisoner's herd, giving it some
what the appearance ol having been dipped in ;
1 a bucket of slush.
I Mr. John Livingston, like most drunken
men, imagined himssll to be unsually sober,
and dressed up hl countenance with an ine-
briated leer, which, though complicated with
a villainous squint, he undoubtedly intended
for an annihilating look of offended dignity.
But the extent of his '-goneness" was not
discoverable until he began to spek; al
though from his general appearance no
1 one would have taken him for a temperance
I Iccturet.
As he was very anxious to be put on oath
in order to put to flight the preposterous idea
of his intoxicati m, he was sworn.
When he attempted to put h:s hund on the
j Bible he first tipped over the tvafer-box and
then put his hand in the inkstand, but at last
found the wished-for book, which suspicious
looking article he held in both hands until
j the oath aas read and then bumped his nose
j with it trying to get it to his lips, when he
j dropped it. Then he laid down his hat,
rolled back his coat-sleeves, and placing his
eyes steadily upon t'le desired article he made
a deliberate nnd studied attempt to achieve
the necessary Volume; he final. y got the tome
within his grasp, ard opened it to where
somebody had stuck Luke and John togrther
with a red wafer, which he mistook for the
great seal of the Oity, and kiesed with becom
ing reverence. The Judge then prcceetfedto
question him.
What i your name!
Pri. John Livishun.
Judge where did you get your liquor!
Prisoner Lickishur. (liquor. Sir.) lickis
hur han't had any lickishur; mean to shult
me, Sir! I'm not to be shu'ted with punity;
nothing fluid, Sir, has pasli my lips fer year
anaf eighteen months, Sir.
Judge But you're drunk now.
Prisoner Mistake, Sir all a mistake
ycronner; seronner's drunk, can see it seron
ner's eye, also in seronner's shirt collr. I'm
not drunk, Sir; never was in company of
drunk, man in ull my life present company
exshepted.
Judge are you married!
Prisoner Notvery not very, Sir; not very
married.
Jpdge Have you any family at all!
Prisoner Poshble. poshble, yerronner;
yes, come t'remembcr, married my mothei
when I was nine years old; but we nc er had
i any children cxslieprmyelf. I'm sober.
Here Mr. L., to prove his sobriety wiped
1 his face with his hat, and borrowing a club
from an M. P., attempted to pick his leelh
with it. The action did not convince the
Justice of his perfect sobriety, and he proceed
ed to make out his commitment.
Mr. Livingston, I bhall fine you ten do!
lars-
Prisoner Certainly' cjrtainly, Sir got
change for a Bungtown Copper pay ten dol
lars pleasure, sir.
The Clerk happened to move his inkstand
towards Mr. L., who construed it into an in
vitation lake snuff, and said, dipped his fin
gers into the ink fur Ihe second und putting
1 them to his nose:
"Take snuff, Sir thank you Sir, Vcshir, 1
always do give you my word of onner, ah
I ways! do, always; eat it for breakfast with
1 pickles, thank yon, Sir; good morning, Sir.
I Mr. Livingston here turned to leave the
' court room, evidently supposing that the ob
' ject of his morning call was effected, but he
was stopped at the door by two officers, with
' each of whom he shook hands for five min-
I I utes, ond then apologized to one for mistak
I ing him for a bajgage-wagon, and pointed' tc
f the star of the other requested to be informed
1 the time of day by his "valblo peater."
8 He was finally taken away. .Y. Y. Tri
bum.
MAINE-LAW BIBLES.
The case of Johnson Keener was the mosl
.'important which came before the considera
S lion of the Court. Mr. Keener was a man o
. about twenty-eight years of age. He wai
- tail, slim and thin visagec". His eyes wen
t, small, fray, and penetiating. His hair wa!
t, ! a genuine yellow. lie was df?ssed in light
3 I thin parts, somewhat too short, a rmall ihir
y sack-coat, made of a blue striped material, (i
a ' near relation to bed-ticking.) a fancy vest
;.! ditto cravat, auc a white hat. His sock:
,f! hung over a 'jair of cheap patent lealhei
s 1 shoes. Mr. Keener talked through his nos
I.' With a decided twang, which, together with
IV his other characteristics, bespoke him to be
,. of New-Cegland birth.
x Officer Slasher testified that about 1 o'
i clock on Monday night he was patroling hii
. beat, when he fancied he heard a noise a
s round the corner. He proceeded to tl e spot
where he found Mr. Keener elevated on i
drygoods box making a speech on Temper
s ance to rjuite a number of persons who wen
it standing about him and laughing Bt his re
l marks. He soon disccvered tthat Keenei
was drunk; and was only able to hold hiinscl
it in a perpendicular position by keeping hoh
l of a lamp post with his left hand. In hii
g remarks he expatiated largely on the beau
is ties of Temperance, and advened to himsel
ij as an instance of the evil effects of using in
y toxicaliug liqors to excess, and he advisei
them all to take warning by his example. -of
In conclusion, he offered to administer th
Bl total abstinence pledge to any who desired 1
or for a sixpence, and for three cents more h
re offered to give in a drink of brandy to th
, convert to Temperance. Mr. Keener bein
quite drunk, Officer Slasher thought it best
to bring him to the Station House, whith ho
forthwith proceeded to do. He brought with
hirn also a basket which he supposed Was Mr.
Keener's, containing about a dozen Bibles &
about the eumc number of pieces of crockery
made in imitation of books.
Judge Mr. Keener irhat hare yon got to
Say for yourself for getting drunk!
Mr. Keener I guess jthe least said the
eooncr the matter is mended.
"Where did you get your liquor!"
"Perhaps yew mean, Squire, from what
passage in the book I got my spiritual in
spiration! "Any way you pleas Mr. Keener."
Mr. Keener here held up one of the crock
ery books and pointed to a cork in one of its
ends. He drew the cork and banded to bot
tle (for such it was) to the Judg;.
Mr. J Keener There, Judge, smell of that
and if yew don't come to the conclusion that
a man can got speritual consolati in from that
passage, then yew aint much posted up in
scripture.
Judge What do you mean, Sir! (smelling
the mouth of the bottle.) This is liquor in
this crockery book."
j "Waal, Judge, if yew ain't 'cute, only
hain't learned to call things by their new
names. Its what I call speritual consola-
j tion."
"Are you engaged in peddling these!"
"Right agin, Judge; you ain't tew be snee
zed at by folks that hain't got no ncses fr.-r
i 'cuteness "
"Well, Sir, you are amenable for a viola
tian of the prohibitory law, provided the
j witnesses can be fcund who have seen you
: sell these!"
"But you ain't heer'd the hull story yet,
Judge; I sell both kinds; here, Judge is the
j rale L'lnooine Bible, King James's version
! which I carry along with me and I alien
j offer that first; if they buy it, well and good;
I if they turn up their noses at the rale un
adulterated Gospel, I take the cork out of
one of the hard shells and let 'cu smell of
the counterfeit, and I ask em whether I can't
still sell 'em sonte sort of a Bible; they sing
a different tune then if they don't buy they
treat me with propet respect."
"Which kind do you sell the most of !"'
"Pm sorry to say. Judge, fer the morals ol
the eople, that I sell twenty copies of the
countcrleit gospel to one of the ginooine.
Hut I never offer the counterfeit until I see
positive evidences of their being given over
to hardness of heart by their refusin' to by
the real script-r?. Yew see, Jodije, if they
are bound tew be sinners, it don't make inuct
difference if they become a little more so.'
"Sir, 1 shall have to fine you ten dollar!
for drunkenness."
" Well, Judge. I guess I can pay it. Ii
one day, with good luck, I kin make it up a
gaiu. Only in the future I guess I'll man
age not to take much speritual consolatioi
to myself. So here's the tin."
Mr. Joshua Keenerpasscd over a 10 bank
note and then left the premises with his ba
kot and bibles. .Y. Tribune.
For the Chronicle.
Illinois Correspondence.
MORRIS ILL., Aug 16th. 1855.
Mr. Ei;tor: Although I have bid adie
to the State of my nativity have sought
home in the distant West, and have becom
an adopted cititen of a sister etate of th
Confederacy, yet all that relates to the hone
and prosperity of my native Ohio inspires ni
wilh a fervent interest. Parl'y because (
this interest; but more particularly because
believe th .t all the Mother states of the Ut
ion, and indeed' the Southern too, if the
could but be convinced of it, possess a grei
interest in common, I ha"e watched wit
deep anxiety the political movements in Ohic
and with thousands of my fellow citizens i
ibis part of the West, together with man
thousLnds throughout the whole country,
have been rejoiced at the result.
I trust I ooubt not that the fiat of free
dom which has gone forth from Ohij wi
meet with a hearty response from ever
i. Northern Mate-that the watchword which ir
spired the hosts of freemen Mrf, will b
I caught from tongue to Jtongue seecks froi
the granite mountains of New England ro
1 its thunders of truth over the broad plains t
th West, until the whole North ia nrouse
in the name of Liberty and stands boldly fort
to vindicate her sacred cause. Then sha
we find that those who bare recklessly vie
latcd a nations plighted faith, and sacrificed
vast territory consecrated to freedom to th
I ' dark dominion of slavery, will shrink bac
from the just indignation of an outraged put
f ! lie, covered with shame and confusion.
I I All honor to Ohio fur the steps she ha
; taken to unite the friends of freedom. Ma
i ' she consummate '.he victory she has alrcad
1 1 so gloriously begun. The eyes of the free
i : men of the whole country are upon her the
i ' hearts are with her with their voices the
, bid her "Ood speed"! Her sister State
i 1 look to her as the standard bearer in th
t coming contest, and as the battle thicken
I they bid her lead them on to the mighty coi
diet wiih wrong, and perfidy and oppreasioi
I In the other Northern Slates, no man i
i Ohio possesses a fairer fame than Chase. -
Thev remember with pride, his manly ao
) dignified opposition to the Nebraska iniquity
1 They wonder how there can be any oppositic
; to him among Anti-Nebraska men. If elec
i ed, the triumph will be hailed with the grea
' est joy. If defeated, Ohio will cover he
self with disgrace. But this must not be. -
Not Ohio alone would be affected by the di
r feat. It will strike dismay to the friends
f freedom throughout the whole North. Tht
1 They could scarcely recover from the shod
i While on the contrary victory will inspii
them wiih new life, new energy. It wi
f give an impetus, a vigor to the cause th
will render it invincible.
i I am glad to see that you wield your p
- go ably and fearlessly in behalf of this gre
a cause. Go on then, remembering that tl
t prayers and the sympathies of many thou
e ands of your fellow countrymen, beyond tl
e limits ol vour own Statu aro with you
J. W. N.
The Result in Iowa—The Republicans
Triumphant.
I The Statesman, Enmtirer, and other Saj
Nicht papers in Otiio,sn mted vicldry in Iowa jB
rather too soon, for, instead of a Democrat u- I
victory, we have the pleasure to announce a
Iplendid, Republican victory. The Repubfi-
can majority in the State will be much grea I
ter than it was a year ago. In the counties '
, heard from the Republican majority is rising
fifteen hundred the same counties, last year,
j gave only 9 14 majority for Grimes, the Re
i publican candidate for Governor. The Iowa vlV
H'liMican, received yesterday, ays: V J
j "There can be no doubt that the Democrt- V.
Icy throughout the State has been dofeated
1 worte than ever before, and had there been a
State officer to elect, the returns would have
shown il most clearly. In such counties a
Jacksor, Davis, and some others, where
Bates had amajoriti , there is how a majority,
i of several hundred ihe other way, and that in
I counties which had been considered hopeless-
ly and irredeemably Democratic, while in Jef
' ferson, Scott, and some few were the Dem
ocrats have gained, their gains have been l
I comparatively small. According to the above i
i estimate, the aggrei'ato majority against them
in the State will be 3,300"
This will do for little Iowa. The young- j
est sister of the West has opened the ball id
fine style, for the present and future triumphs'
of the Republican hosts.
j DosxtBP.oox Fair Our readers will be IF
I surprised to learn that Donn) brook Fair, in
Ireland the Donnybrook Fair which for so '
many years has been renowed in story and I i
j verse, and ivl ich has been regarded Ifrom y 1
I time immemorial as the earthly parrdise of -r I
! Irismen lies departed frdm existence, ant
; w ill be the trysting place of a curele-s mul
titude again nevermore. This is a matter of
rejoicing to those who live in the vicinity of (
Donnybrook, for of late years the fair has very .
much degenerated. In olden times the famil-
lies of re?pe;tab!e citizens were wont to visit 1
it, and after promenading, among the shows jt
' and dining in the tents would go home in the
early evening, before the occurence ot those
j scenes of merriment for which the fair has yn
'been so celebrated. In Tiore recent times, J
', however, the society which frequented thd
i place changed for the worse, and the fair
finally became so unmitigated a nuisance to
jthe neighborhood that a subscription was
'itarted for the purpose of raising $11,000,
with the design of purchasing from the pro
prietress, Miss Madden, the patent by which
I I the fair was held. Little difficulty was ex- ,
1 i periencet! in raising the required aruount. .j?
The patent was purchased; and a proclamf .
I tion has been issued by the Lord Mayor supl 1
i pressing this veteran scene of fun, frolic I
- riot, and wickedness formerly the glorV 1
! but later the disgrace of Irishmen. Bust f
l Journal.
The Minister's Tears.
j Nearly forty years ago, I attended errrn . -j.
on Sabbath and saw a stranger in the pulpit.
I There was something benevolent and kind
j in his appearance, and he spoke with an ear
I nestness to which I had not ceen ac
u customed. His text was, "What will ye do
a in the end thereof?" I did not pay much
c attention to the introduc'ion and ,forepart of
a the discourse, but at length saw the tears
r running down his cheeks, and this fixed .my
c attention. It was the .first sermon t ever
' was interested in. I do think had I not seen ,
those tears I might have gone home without
benefit. I saw lhat the preacher felt the im
1 portance of his subject. And as he brought
lt up all classes of sinneis t3 the trial to the
'' word of God, he dismissed each with these
'I words, And "what will ye do In the end there-
ofl How often have I thought of these
y tears. He sawed that day in tears, a preci-
ous harvest followed, and over eighty were
gathered into the church. And even r.o
'' the good old man ministers to the same flock
' ho then did. and so often asjl hear his name,!.
y seem to Bee his form in the pulpit as it then
" was, with tears on his cheeks. And as long
B as I live shall I have an affectionate remem
" brance of him. Such, tears, reader, are not
" shed In vain, nor are they easily forgotten.
O, that there was more of such tears; wa i
" might then hope to see a joyful harvest
There is surely enough. -Ciristian Mirror.
The Ripley Bee says: "While certain ed
itors are sorely exercised cbeut "niggerism''
. i and "abolitionism'' they forget that Myersj
their candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and
; Breslin, for Treasurer, voted for Mr. chase,
and also the repeal of Jthe Black laws, in
,1849. So did Senator Pugh. Does the pre-
sent edito' of the JClerinont Sun remember
;' how he was abused and denounced as a black
' abolitionist by a csrtain Democrelic editcr of '
r
i this county, for dofending the conduct of 8.
F. Norri?, in the Legidlature, and his inlpene'
dent, manly justification of that oonduct be
t fora the people!"
Ho.i. D. K. Cartter. The brazen im- I
' pudence of the leaders of the Pierce &. Doug-1
las party in Ohio, is evidenced in the fact,
j I that the name of this gentleman was anno-
unced as one of the Stump Speakers for Me
' dill & Co., in different portions of '.he State 6
j without his consent or even knowledge.--'
" j When telegraphed to as to whether he would L
' j fill the appointments, thus made for him, he
J manifested tho utter contempt with which he '
I regards those who made them, and their black mF
t'f J and bloody onslaught upon Freedom by eend ft.IiJr
ing back the emphatic and significant moo- v
j osyllable, NO! Akron Sentinel. ;
l'j Marietta and Cixcixiiati Railroad. l
lt The annual meeting of the stockholder ol
this road was held at Chillico'.be on Wednee JTj
in day of last week, and the old boars' of Diree-
t tors jvere reelected without opposition. The m
Board have organised by reelecting their old ,9
r. officers, viz: No,h L. Wilaon, President ip J
Beman Gates, Vice president; John Madeira, I
I Treasurer, Wm. S' Nye, Solicitir, and 8 W. If L 1
Ely, Secretary. .
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