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Well, sir, I can bring a luare that wil
trot the logs off your horso, any day ! Sli<
ran go inside "
" Of the track !" interrupted a bystander
" You may bet high she'll try for it," was
tho answer. The speaker, familiarly
known as 1 ?ig Bill, here rose from his sea
Hear the stove, in the Horse and Ilaltei
bar-room, and advancing towards the mat
he first addressed, added, 'And now, Sifter
tf you want to trot your horse, Ragbaj
agin iny grey marc, Lady Shinbone, saj
".lie word, and we'll trot?"
" Done," said Sifter; 44 I'll trot my l?ors<
against your gray marc, a mile heat, to
morrow afternoon, weather permitting.?
Fifty dollars a side."
This little affair settled, all parties al
once renewed their legitimate business?
whisky drinking and talking horse.
41 I never saw Hies worse than they ar<
now,"said Big Bill; they worry Lady Shir
bone's life out of her. She's 4 blood1 al
over and a mighty thin skinned beast, U
that; consequence is, the llies peg it intc
her like sixty, I'd give something to know
how to drive them off."
44 Keep your stable dark," said a tnai
with a white hat.
44 Keep a llv-net on her," added flie mat:
who struck Bill Patterson.
44 Hub her with penVyal," suggested an
44 Try piz'/erinetuin intment," ^jiid the
apothecary's enemy.
44 Use a fly brush." slvlv insitmatpil r.l.l
Uncle Ned, and as he spoke a bright lighl
shot into his black eyes ; tliero was an ulc;i
behind them, and he jerked the corners ol
hie mouth down and looked serious, ;i
looker on in the Ilorso and Halter took a
* little note of it. A few minutes afterwards
be motioned to Big Bill, and drawing him
away from the rest of the crowd into a
corner, said with a mysterious air:
" I know an infallible recoij>e, Bill ; there
is no use in telling the crowd of it, but as
you are a friend, I will tell }-ou con-fiden
tially, remember, con-fidentially."
"Certain, honor bright," confirmed Big
" Well, then, }*ou c;it .1 lot of walnut
leaves and make a decoction just as strung
-as you cat? make it. Wash your grey mare
with it, ami to-morrow you'll sec if she
don't look like a different beast."
" Did you ever try it yourself'" asked
"Yes!" Answered Ned "my old bay
horse owes half his good looks to the decoction."
Whereupon. Big Bill again joined
llie social circle and after a-few flirtations
with tho whisky bottle rose up and departed.
The decoction was 011 his mind,
liquor in his li^ad, and the grey mare in
tho stable. As he got near home he remembered
that a walnut tree stood back
of the road near his house, so hauling
<lown a fence rail ho made a vigorous at
tack on the lower limbs of the tree, and
soon had leaves enough on the ground to
"keep the Hies out of the whole state," as
lie judiciously remarked to himself, while
employed in trying to gather up the leaves.
" Never see sucli leaves," lie soliloquized,
"they stick to the ground like as if they
were glued there." lie said this after making
several futile attempts at gathering up
cue especially large one that kept eluding
liis grasp, lie maile a desperate lunge ai
it, and over he went. "Take care, old
buy," said he don't go to cutting up such
fe'ipurs. Steady now, steady !" and like the
memorable Toodle, he balanced himself on
One thumb, preparatory to assuming the
perpendicular?lie assumed it. "Guess I've
got enough; no use taking more than you
want, you know said lie, as lie cast a
longing look at the big leaf which had already
caused him one tumble. " Old fellow,
I'll leave you just where you are; I
don't mind you," and closely grasping to
\ iiia breast all lie had gathered, he- went
home. When had got there he had just
two ideas left, one was a big copper kettle
to boil the leaves in, and the other was the
gray maro, whether ho had put tho copper
kettle into the grey marc, or the mare into
the kettle, was more than ho could cypher
out. Luckily lie stumbled over the pump,
and finding a bucket there filled with
water, he instantly plunged his head in "up
1 (rt flirt lioiisllit " cav/ii'dt futinu tlum f obin/#
"breath be went in several times more, finally
feeling '* as if somebody had taken a lot
of blanket off bis iirams ?" Cooled off,
he boiled up the walnut leaves, made the
decoction, and going out to the stable, by
the light of the young new moon which
kindly lent itself for the occasion, he
"soused the beast," to use his own expression,
" till she hadn't a dry hair on her
hide." " Now, my lady," continued he,
' "you won't be at home to receive no more
fly-calls, aud that tail of yours will know a
little rest. To-morrow you've got to spread
yourself agin Ragbag, a mile heat. I've
got fifty on jon, old woman ; don't disapI
point inc." And after this exhortation Big
Dill cleared out of the stable.
Next morning Big Bill went out to the
I actable, threw open the door, looked in ; the
^ray mare was gone ! and there stood a
bay mare in her place. Bill opened his
eyes till they reached the roots of his hair,
which blood up straight. 44 What are you
doing here, my lady ?" asked lie of tlio ba)
mare. A peculiar switch of the tail, ;i
^ shako of her main, and a side look from
her large liquid eyes, induced Hill to looli
closer at her. " 13y all that trots ?" lit
hurst out, " that cleans down anything I've
heard of lately ; a grey mare turned into .*i
bay ; somebody held me ! the end of the
world ! the " liill suddelv checked
himself, " the walnut leaves boiled. Tliey
did it" Yes, they did it; and Lady Shinbone,
the grey maro was now a sight to behold
; she was of an ugly bay color, with
' stripes, something of the appearance of a
piece ot mahogny veneering in the rough.
" Now," continued Bill, you're a beauty,
youaie! Nothing can take the shino out
of that eye of yours ; though ; there's grit
there, proof agin all walnut leaves, Past,
Present, and Future."
t . .
In the afternoon Hill was on hand with
his 44 variegated" mare, and having duly
driven over to the Horse and llalter tavern,
he gave the mart- in charge of the holster,
1 ! first seeing Iter well blanketed, and then
went to the bar room. Here he found Sif'
ter the owner of the bay horse, Ragbag,
} who at once accosted Hill :
"Here I am, you see, ready fur the trot,
put up your money. Colonel Sluhhs shall
1 hold the stakes. You arc t<? trot your grey
mare against my bay horse, that's the
1 agreement. Fetch out your animal."
Hill had" lady Shiuboiie brought to the
1 door, the crowd gathered round. 44 Don't
touch a rag till I have the reins !" said lie,
and jumping into his light trotting wagon,
the holster at the moment pulled nl}" the
cover and the Lady came up to the start ng
" point in line style. Just at the same time
1 Sifter came un with his bav.
" Well, Dill! why don't you tiring out
1 your grey marc?"
1 " What do you call ihis ?" answered
' Bili, as he held llic lady in with a taut
" II may be a Zebra, 'taint a grey maro>
this side of Jordan ?" replied Sifter.
" 1 tell you !"savs Bill, ' this is my grey
' mare !"
4 And 1 tell you,'replied Sifter, 'there
ain't a grey hair on her. You've gone and
got some kind of a wild beast, and want to
come the giraffe over me ; two'iit work !
The race was between my bay hoise and
your gray marc, ?ml the colonel lioltls the
stakes. So fetch on your grey mare?'
' This is a groy marc, one of the greyest
kind of greys, only, you see, Uncle Ned he
told me "
'To thunders with Uncle Ned ! roars
Sifter. ' I don't want any cock and hull
stories ; I want your grey mare. If you
can't produce her I claim the stakes as forfeit
" I lell you this is a groy maro only 1
washed her with tiled walnut!'
' Tickled her, I s'pose,' broke in Sifter.
4 Washed her,' shouted Hill, 4 with the
walnut leaves which dyed every hair in her
hide, and that's a fact by all that trots!'
Just at this instant old Uncle Nod made
his appearance, casually on the track, and
Hill, who had his eye upon him, at once
jumping from his wigou, caught that respected
gentleman by the arm.
4 You've done it, my boy,'roared Bill;
4 put your foot in it this time ! Fork over
fifty dollars, or by all that trots you'll believe
its rainin mill stones on you. Didn't
you tell mo to wash that grey mare with
j walnut leaves ? didn't J do it ? look at her
She looks like a brown stone house gone to
seed !'
Well,' says Uncle Ned, 'what if I toll
you to wash her with walnut leaves?
Didn't I tell you at the same time it would
make her look like a different brasf ? and
don't s! e ? Didn't I tell you my bay horse
owed half his beauty to this decoction,
which is apt to beat Tricopherous at dyeing.
IiJ.ln'i T ??tl ? ?. -it a? "? < - 1 '
JVM ...I UJM J null; inu iclULJll
ter ami cheers of the crowd came in as a
grand chorus, and Hill was waxing 'tromon
duusly wrathy,' when Sifler rode up and
shouted out :
'All rig lit, Bill ! I'm satisfied to trot
against Lady Shinhone, although she isn't
a grey mare, and has been in a dyeiny eon
dition ; only the next time you intend to
trot her don't ask your Uncle Ned for another
fly receipe for your inare, it might
turn her inside out."
G'lang ! The grey bay won the race !
The Beautiful.?All tho world worships
The infant exhibits unmistakable, though
particular delight, on perceiving certain
motions or sounds, and is attracted by any
bright color or dazzling glitter, bo it of the
costly jewel or gew gaw, the painted daub,
or the marvel of art, flower or star.
Tho joung man, when " she comes whom
God sen Js," finds tho whole face of tilings
more lovely, nay, glorified for lior 6ake?
tcnuty?" amid nil beauty beautiful,
having made for itself a silence ifi his
The old man after gazing iu silent wonder
on tho setting sun, speaks kindly to
those merry children who have been gathering
buttercups and daisies. His thoughts
wander away and dwell with a lingering
fondness on " the days that are no more j
and at he gives the little ones lib blessing,
the subdued sweetness which beams from
his face tells that a chastened heart
is filled with tL;, beauty of holiness."
Thcro is much of truth as well as of tli
kind of philosophy which comcs into ev
ry day requisition, helping to strengthc
and brighten the ties of social aflection, i
the sul joined brief article, taken from tl
Ladies' Knterprise:
'Will you?' asked a pleasant voico.
And tlio husband answered, 'Yes, m
dear, with pleasure.'
It was <juietly, hut heartily said; tl
t<>ne, the manner, the look, were porfecti
natural, and very aft'octionato A\
thought how pleasant that courteous repl
how gratifying it, must be to tlio wit
Many husbands of ton vcars's experiem
are ready enough with the common court
sies of politeness to the young ladies i
their acquaintance, while they speak wit
abruptness to the wife, and do many rutl
little things without considering tlici
worth an apology. The stranger wlioi
they may bave seen but yesterday, is listei
ed to with deference, although the subjei
may not be of the most pleasant natur
witli a ready smile ; wliile tlic poor wife,
slie relates a domestic grievance, issnubbei
or listened to with illy-concealed imp:
tieneo. Oh ! how wrong this is?a
l>oes she urge some request ? "O, don
bother me!" cries her gracious loid mi
master. I >oes she ask for necessary fum
for "Susie's shoes or Tommy's hat
"Seems to me von are always wantin
money," is the handsome retort. Is an
little extra demanded l>y his masculine ?*?]
petite, it is ordered, not requested.
''Look here, I want you to do so and sr
just see that it is done;" and off niarclu
Mr. Hoor, with a bow of gentlemanly poli.s
and friendly sweetness for every casual ai
(juaititance he may choose to recognize.
Whctrwo meet with such thoughtlcssnci
and coarseness, our thoughts revert to tl
kind voice and tr?*ntle manner of tl:
friend who said, "Yes, my dear, wit
pleasure." *'I beg your pardon," comes:
rapidly to his lips, when by a little awl
wardness ho has disconcerted her, as
wotdd in the presence of the most fashiot
able stickler for etiquette.
This is because lie is a thorough gentl<
man, who thinks his wife in all things en
tilled to his precedence. lie loves her bes
whj should he hesitate to show it; not i
sickly, baudlin attention, but in preferrin
her pleasure, and honoring her in public a
I in private, lie knows In r ; why should li
hesitate to attest it ? "And tlio husband
he praiseth her,"saith the IIolv Writ; nc
| by fulsome adulation, 110L by pushing lit
! charms into notice, but by speaking, as oj
i portuuity occurs, in a manly way, of Ik
j features. Though words may seem littl
things, and a slight attention scorn almo:
valueless, yet depend upon it, they kee
tho flume bright, especially if they arena
ural. Tho children grow up in better tnoi
al atmospheres, and learn to respect thei
parents, as tlicy see them respecting eac
other. Many a boy takes advantage <
the mother he loves, because he sees ofte
! tho rudeness of his father. Insensibly, h
i gathers to his bosom the same habits, an
the thoughts and feelings thoy engende
and in his turn he becomes tho pet'
tyrant. 'Only his mother?why should h
j thank her? Father never does. Thus, th
; home becomes the seat of disorder and ui
i happiness. Only for strangers are km
I words expressed, and hypocrites go out froi
I the hearthstone fully prepared to rend<
i iiutlon --
I KVIIVTVIUIIVW niivt |iuiliviiuaa IU <111
| bul tliose who have the justest claims.j
Ah ! give us llic kind glance, the happ
| homestead, the smiling wife and courlcou
I children of the friend who said so plea
antly?"Yes, my dear?with pleasure."
Management of Children.?All parent:
and others having the control and manor
: men I of children, should remember that
is diflicult to make a child really und<
stand precisely what is meant hy truth an
\ honesty. Jt is not every departure froi
veracity in a child just learning to speak, <
| every misappropriation of property int
| which it may slide, that should bo brandc
j with the opprobrious name of falsehood <
i theft. The culprit may bo clear of an
bud intention and ignorant of any fault, ;
though the fact may In*, clearly provcd.Caution,
discrimination and much kindne;
aro therefore requisite in correcting thes
evident laults, wlnlo advantage should b
taken to inform tho understanding an
quicken tho conscience, as to the broa
difference between right and wrong. Wit
those children who are the most sensiblo <
this difference and on whom tlio gu'if. c
falsehood has been most firmly imprcssec
a frequent incentive to its committal is fea
An active and unluokly urchin meets wit
some trifling accident or perhaps perpetrate
somo wanton mischief. Immediately h
little heart boats quickly with JrCad of tli
conecqueneea. He knows that if foun
out he will be put to bodily pain. This h
nature shrinks from and ho seeks means t
avoid it. If he tells a lie, ho may eiscap
punishment and accordingly he lies. Tlj
is sad, bnt what else can be expec(6d ? "W
do not look for the heroism of martyrs i
our children and wo ought not to look fc
it. ftow all this temptation and wron
doing could and should bo preventcd.\Ve
would have every parent lay down a
absolute rule for himself or herself, note
severely to punish a child for fault freeb
and frankly confessed.
;?t The Washington States says : Wo ha
o- been favored with the following extra
>11 from a letter written by an estimable a
in enlightened German gentleman, now in ]
10 eighty-fourth year, to his friend in this ci
Although fifty eight years havo elasp
since this good old German was last in tl
iv country, yot wo understand ho has made
an invariable custom, ever since, to ce
io brato at his own house, our two gr<
Iv national holidays?the 4th of July a
*c t 22d of February?annually,
v, Ukkman, Jan. 15, lSf>9.
My Dear Sir : I havo the pleasure to i
w knowledge the receipt of your letter
e- '20th December, and avail myself of t
! first post to express my thanks for tiio i
h I teresting intelligence which it comimn
In I ..n- _i .?
~ jetties. i ilia wiiivu iiiHirus me llio Ul(
1,1 i jov is the reference made lo tho purcha
1,1 hv American ladies, of Mount Vernon, t
'* ! domestic residence of tlio immortal fat!
-t of your great republic. The noble pi
c, 1 pose of your fair countrywomen to rese
if tho hallowed spot upon which he pass
'I, ' the last days of his glorious life from fi
i- 1 ther dilapidation, to preserve the unprelei
II I in*r old mansion from utter ruin, and
j embellish tho grounds, is as praisewort
t j and creditable to the Union as the lofty j
d | triotism which distinguished the Spart
I* j mothers. May Almighty (Jod bless tin
' | for this work of national gratitude?t
g ; lon<?, alas ! delayed by their fathers, h
iv bands and brothers.
[' In my parlor is suspended an engravi
of Mt. Vernon, and in my front hall a |
' i lure of (iellpriil Washington \vlii?*)i /
i . - . ? ' " "
!S braces Mrs. Washington and Miss Oust
'' My eyes love to linger upon those faith
a' mementoes of other years. They vivui
call to my mind the day?the proud
iS day of my life?that I passed upon I
,c beautiful hanks of tho Potomac, in t
lu family of the best and greatest persona
'' lhat the world has ever produced. It w
IS in May, l7yS, now nearly sixty years.
was seated at his right at dinner, and
11 recollect as distinctly his majestic beari
I as if it were yesterdaj*. Though of mort
itv, his overpowering presence inspired
impression that he belonged to immortu
1y. Ilis stateliness, his serene face, t
l> perfect simplieily of his manners, his 111
II est demeanor, and tho words of wi-d<.
J? which he uttered, led me irrosistably to t
s belief that he was an emanation of t
e Omnipotent, for the marvellous work tli
> lie had just consummated. It was n
good fortune to contemplate him in his
:l retirement?after he had left nothing
done that he could perform for tho repi
' lie of his creation, and after he had quilt
e oilicc forever. What a privilege I enjoy
>t 1. i . i - -- -
111 utrmg ma welcome guest: Ul t
P 240,000,000 of people in Europe, I ima
l* ine I am the only person, since the dust
! of Lafayette, who was so favored a.s
Ir break bread and take wine with hi in at I
own table. May his pure spirit guide yo
government in all coming lime, tlirouj
nnv difliculties in which il may find its
1(5 *
j encompassed ! May his disinterested
triotism be emulated through counth
y 7
' generations, by his successors in the lixt
* live Mansion.
The Presidential task, however, beconi
(? ^
more and more dillicalt as your populate
I increases and your boundaries extend,
thank you much for Mr. Buchanan's m<
II sage. It is replete with information, su
*' as we could expect from so experieuc
- and enlightened a statesman. It has be
favorably received in Germany, lint w
' l/'ongress assist him in carrying out t
S measure ho proposes ? The exercise of
5" controlling influence in Central Ameri
appears to he an absolute necessity for yo
H commercial intercourso with the "Weste
States, as also the annexation of Cuba ; a
jt yet I think your republic wants no additi
,r of Territory. For my part, I liked yo
[] fifteen United States, during my stay, fit
n 1790 to 1800, much more than I do n<
)r your thirty two, with all tho gold of C
0 fornia. But I will indulge no gloor
d forel odings, but, as over, will implore G
)r to protect your Union, bind its citizens
y gether with cords of enduring fraternal
?1 gard.
_s A Boi/s first Purchase.?There is nov
young man, doing a flourishing business
Massachusetts, whose boyhood was adorn
j by tho following act:
j lie was reared in poverty, and was eai
j instructed to save hid money. This he c
with extreme care, until he had enough
pay for a Biblo, vvhen he Kid it out for tl
I book of books. As fast.as ho acquired t
I 1. _ 1 J
muiiiitt no purcnnseu oilier volumes, a
I* read llietn over with the deepest intere
lie grew up a model young man, and !i
been pursuing a succesful business for soi
16 years.
6 Although a young man now be is t
^ possessor of much property. If he h
18 spent the first twenty-five Cents lie possess
? for a visit to the theatre, of in some oil:
,e pleasuro, he fright have been a mineral
Is spendthrift now, without wealth or cliarf
n ter.?Bible Sbciely Record.
>r '"*
g One <?f oar exchangee says: 'It is
Z popular idea that collrtship was the com
n quence of original sin.' We don't kn<
r how tliat may be, but it is plain eno.ugh tli
7 a good deal of original sin is thd cons
fjueuce of courl&bip.
vo During sixteen year's residence in New
0,8 York, it was my custom, wlion tho birthday *
n<^ of Washington camo round, to get tho fol- '
' s lowing anecdote inserted in one or two of '
ty- the daily papers. A good story is not tho s
worse for being twice told, nor a good ser- 1
'is moil the worse for being twice read. In I
'it 17'JG I heard tho farmer referred to narrate '
le- the following incident. Said he : " When 1
:at tho liritish army held possession of New
id York, and Washington with the American I
army lay near West Point, one morning '
I went out at sunrise to bring home the 1
ic- cows. In passing a clump of brush-wood* 1
I heard a moaning sound, like a person in t
he distress. On Hearing tho. spot I heard tho '
in- words of a man at prayer. I listened bo- c
ni- hind a tree. The man came forth?it was '
ut ' WnJ?inrrlnii lliA r?f tin*
so. Lord's hosts in North America." '
lie This farmer was a member of the Society 1
icr of Friends, who, being opposed to war nil- *
lir- der any pretext, was lukewarm, and iti 1
no some cases opposed to the cause of his '
ed country. This Farmer, was a tory. How '
ur- ever, having seen the General enter the 1
id- camp, ho went to his own house, and said
to to his wife, " Martha, we must not oppose 1
by this war any longer. This morning I 1
>a- heard the man George Washington send up 1
an a prayer to heaven for his country, and I I
Mil know it will be heard." This Friend dwelt '
oo between the lines of the two armies, and 1
us .subsequently gave Washington many items <
concerning the movements of the enemy,
ng which rendered good service to the Aineri '
[>io can cause. J
m- From this iucidcnt we may infer that t
is. Washington rose with the son to pray for 1
ful his country, he fought for her at me t
llv lidian, and watched for her at mid- 1
est night. " t
Ii? Now. Mr. Printer. T ailvisr> flrcrr ^ililnr (
he of .1 newspaper between Montauk Point 4
ge and the llocky Mountains, if three chops of 1
as American blood is running in their veins, 1
I that they insert this anecdote in their daily j
I or weekly journal every twenty-second of (
ng February, (Washington's birthday,) as long
;i|- as trees grow and water runs. '
an I voted three years while Washington 1
Ji- was President?I married three bonnie 1
he Yankee lassies?this, I think is being nat ?
oj uralized enough, in all good conscience. I '
mi therefore hold myself an American to all a
11C intents and purposes. This day I enter my 1
he 87th year.? Grunt Thorbum in Keio llu c
lat veil News.
ny New Haven, February 18th, 1859. 1
Arctos]M])cr Borrowers.?An exchange t
k paper says: A1 borrower'is an unfinished ,
C)j being, lie is incomplete. There is a c
ctj screw loose in his organization. lie is a
, bad man?that is an unsafe one. He never r
1,0 i
V-VJ 111 vo IV (UIJ ^VWU| IHIU <11 ?? Uj .1 j
|j poor. It is an old Scandinavian proverb f
{o that when Satan wished to angle with ant| s
finally catch a man he first eels .him h?r- i
ur rowing. The whole tribe of borrowers are r|j
utterly mean, and the newspaper borrower
js the meanest of the tribe. In this country t
p;i newspapers are so cheap that every man f
,ss can?and every decent man does buy his i
cu own. At any rate, no deccnt man will i
borrow a newspaper. I f he can't get one f
of his own he will do without. It dirties t
iU of his own he will do without. It dirties j
j and rumples a newspaper to handle i
and no man likes to have his favor'to fam
cli ?y journal soiled by borrowers' unclean y
eij hands. Subscribers to good papers like to ,
etl preservo thorn in good condition *, and in |
Ul order that th?y may do this, the papeir
|je must be kept clean, smoth and whole. No
a one likes to preserve a dirty, torn, or ruin
ica P'ec* P"Peri al,J one 8Uch unsightly copy |
(Ur spoils a whole?one number of a paper j
,rn lost breaks the continuity of a volume, and ^
I1(j there is a degree of sentiment, too, about f
on a favorite samily newspaper. A man nc- (
,ur quires an affection for it, and as in the case (
>In puf his wife and baby, lio don't want j
)W anything else to meddle with it. There- (
a|j fore the newspaper borrower is a disturber ^
ny of the peaco and happiness of families; ^
0(j he is a pest, a nuisance, and should be per- (
to manently disposed of in a manner that (
re would forever prevent him from annoying (
honest, decent people, who pay for their
newspapers, snd should be allowed to read ,
v a and preserve them in peace. I
e(j Curious Facts About the Sexes.?It is
a singular fact, says a writer in one of our
rjy exchanges, that even after death, nature f
Ijj respects the inherent modesty of woman? '
lo for when drowned eho floats on her face, f
and a drowned man upon his back. The ?
j10 noblest part of a human being is tho head; *
|Kj but the man's head is liable to baldness ; >
st woman is never bald. The man's face is 1
H8 often made repulsive on account of a harsh *
ne grow'ng beard, so covered with solid haira^ s
us something scarcely to be distinguished '
]10 from the face of a beast; in a woman, on 1
R(] the other hand, tbo faco always remains r
^ pure and decant. For this reason women
tfere, by the laws of the twelve tables, for- c
(|^ bidden to rub their cheeks, lest hair should '
grow and obscure their blushing modesty. '
But the most evident proof of the innate *
purity of the female sfex is, that a woman ^
i h having once waslibd is clean, and if she r
'o- wash io a second water will not aoil it; but '
that "a man is never clean?though ho 1
should wash in ten successive waters^ ho
will cloud and iufoot them all, t
Two bundrod years before the Magna
Jliarta, ami perhaps much earlier, the trial
>y jury was esteemed a privilege of tho
lighest and most beneficial nature, and
itice that time it has always been insisted
ipon, in England and this country, as the
Hilwark of liberty ; but there is no denyng
that, 011 this side of the Atlantic, it has
atterly fallen into much disrepute.
livery one admitted that a trial by one's
)cers, (sanctified as it was by antiquity, and
ts glorious etlorts against tvraiiical persecution,)
w?.a most equitable?at least in theory;
nuch better than the old trial by battle or
lie arbitrary decision of a single man, bo
le Calipa or Kmperor. Quod placuit prin
ipi was altogether inconsistent with Anglo;
ixon notions of liberty.
]5ut the theory and tho practice were diferent.
In t!ie working of our jury sys.em,
idlers, tavern-loafers, ignorant or tinicrupulous
men are frequently selected; and
viieri! tlwrn iviia -in
nivu vt III v
n the juror, it was more than ovor-li.nlinccd
by the fact lliat ho was superan*
or ileaf, or othsrwiso disqualified.
I'll l ough favoritism or solicitation, incompetent
tuoii wore drawn, and the trial,
whether in a civil or criminal court, was a
mere farce. In the former, the most senseess
verdicts wcie sometimes rendered, and
u the latter corruption secured an imnunity
for the most desperate and hardened
It is not necessary to refer to instances
11 which juries were packed to accomplish
icertain end. Some of them are too recent
oho forgotten. Grand Juries were deiiled
iy the introduction of infamous men ; and
he court house filled with bravos and conricts
anxious to be called as jurors when
lie panels were exhausted and a biles prav:d,
in any ease where o: e of their boon
:ompauions might be defendant, no matter
vital his guilt. Tho law was set at nought
mkI justice derided. No supervision of the
udges and law officer could prevent these
This state of affairs demanded reform,
md we have it in a most satisfactory shape.
The old system has been abolished, and
iow it is nearly impossible to have an in:ompetent
jury. Il was provided by law,
>y our last Legislature, that tho judges and
oine municipal officers should meet and
nake out a list of men comprising our best
;ilizens, who should be liable lo jury duty.
This has been done, and now jurors are
Irawn in open court from this select list.?
[n making out this list precaution has been
SllfttYl fo mnn 11 *
? "v.vwo vii hum iiii iuu wains anu
(vocations of life, only taking curc to ex;Iude
the objectionable and worthless.
Wc need hardly say that already a most
'ratifying change has been experienced.?
I'lio society of the court room has been
mproved. Moving about, may now be
ieen unusual faces. The thriving medianc,
the active merchaut, the retired citizen
?in fact, a better class of men altogether.
I'he business of the court progresses more
apidly, and the verdicts give general satisaclion.
All that is required to make this
lew order of things a permanent blessing
s a determination to perform this jury duty,
ind no attempts to avoid it by applications
o judges to be relieved.?Philadelphia
Desire fur Jiccreation.?Tlio following
emarks on the necessity of recreation were
ecently made before one of the Young
Men's Christian Associations of England,
jy Dr. Gladstone, F. It. S.
Gladstone contended that the desire for
'ecrcation was part of man's mr-ntal con
itilution?one of tlio features impressed on
lis spirit by the Divine Creator who lavished
)caulies on the world, and gave us all
hings richly to enjoy. The English have
i proverb, that 'all work and no play
nakes Jack a dull boy,' and Schiller even
nakes bold to say that 'wo are never great
nit when wo play.' The author enumera
ed various kinds of recreation now in
practice?cricket, the chaste, etc., and ar
jued that the practice of these recreations
mist produce immense effect upon tlio na
ional character. The Americana seemed
,o bo awaking to a perception of thi3, by
sncouraging manly sports among their
;outh. The question now presented itself,
IIow docs personal religion affect this do
lire for recreation ?
TI.A nACBi>c?:inn r\f
J.vwwww^.w.l VI lUH^IUII ICUUt'CU
tmusement from being tlio main object of
ife to that which ought to be sought after
is a necessity ; and religion also had the
iflfeel of recognizing what wan proper and
vhat was positively wrong. Though- the
nfluence of Christianity, tlie cruel amuse
nents of some continental nations had
>een abolished ; and ^he cruel gpmes which
vere once practised in our own country
las been done away with through the same
nflueuce. Religion rendered external a
njisement doubly necessary to tome minds,
yowper must solace himself with hie hares,
>r writes John Gilpin, Luther must burst
orlh into music, or romp with his children.
3ut the more practical part of tho inquiry
vas, 'Ought Christian Associations, to occu
>y themselves with this want-?" It ft as
lio love of the world that was civil, and
lot the use of R. The state of mind
riade all the difference. lie thought that
f the neighborhood of a-Christian Associa
ion did uot furnish means of iunocent rec
eation for j^oung ment the Association
night to provide for it."
1 As many farmers are much troubled
with foot-rot, or fouls in the f?*ct of their
sheep, I would say thai, according to my
knowledge of the diseased foot, that lliero
is no certainty of curing without a thorough
application of the tinifc. The reason
I speak of this in, many attempt a cure hv
running their sheep through a trou^l of
vitriol or limo."
The first appearance of disease is an irritation
between the toes; second, a slight
separation commenccs between (lie toes and
near the back of the hoof. !l' the proper
remedies are applied before any separation
takes place, paring the hoof will not be
necessary ; but if the medicine does not
reach the whole of tlu> diseased part it will
appear again in a more aggravated form ;
hence the necessity of following the disease
by paring tha foot as far as you can find
it.*. * - *"
, it.i.u ?ign 01 me lot. Many say tliat
I tho remedies applied make their sheep
worse. Tlie reason is obvious, from tho
fact that any remedies to euro the disease
have a tendency to harden tho hoof, :rul if
the disease is beyond tliu leach of the modi
cine, tho outside becomes hard, and the di.i
ease is still at work in tlio foot. This will
be seen by a continued lameness and iutlaui
Slieep, after doctoiing^riust. ::i ::c ca."o
be turned bacf; 111 tho sanio lot until sufficient
rains or frosts have cleansed it, as tlio
disease is highly infectious, f will give a
receipt for curing foot-rot,which is infallible,
if rightly applied : ,
To 100 sheep take 2 lbs. plug tobacco,
boil it in a sufficient quantity of water to
get the strength, strain it, ihen pulverize G
ounce* of blue vitrol, put it. in the tobacco,
while hot. One quart of tlio liquid will
be sufficient. The stronger tho better.?
When cold add a half tea cupful of turpentine;
and after paring the foot, snmlv
liquid with a sv;al>.? Cor. Medina (?iizclte.
A Word to Apprentices.? Apprcntico
ship is the most impurtunt stago of life
through which a mechanic, is called to pass
it is emphatically the spring season of his
clays?tho timo when he is sowing tho
seed, the fruits of which he is to reap in after
years. If ho spare no fahor in its proper
culture, he is sure of obtaining all abundant
harvest; but if, in the culture of tho
mental soil, ha follows the example of
many in tilling the earili, and carelessly
and negligently does his work, like them>
he will find the seeding time past, and his
i ? i - >
giuuuu omy uringing lortli woods and
brier?. Let tlic young apprentice bear in
mind, when lie commences learning any
business, that all hopes of success in llio
future are doumeil to fade away like the
morning mist,.unless !io improve the golden
season. Let liiin bear in mind that ho
caa become master of bis business only
through tho closest application and tho
most persevering industry ; and that unless
ho docs master it, ho may bid farewell to
all the visions of future prospects and success.
Tho apprenticeship is tho foundation
of the great mechanical edifice ; and
surely if the foundation of a structure bo
not firm, the structure itself crumbles and
(alls to the eart h. Then, \ ouitg iVienu'p
persevere, be studious and attentive; study
well all the branches of your business both
practical and theoretical?and wlioii tho
time shall como for you to take an active
part iu life, you will not fail to bo of
use, not only in your own particular business,
but in society.
An Arctic Vuyarjer.?A charming young
lady was kind enough to give me the particulars
for her pet dove, who is a great
Arctic voyager. This tender bird has been
? ... .1 ^ -
mibu iu iiiu itforui I'ole, anil spent ilia
summers of 18o3?5-1 there oil board
Captain Inglefield's ship tlie " I'hujiiix."?
Slio then remained with (Jaiitaiu Inglcfield
in the " Sidon," in tlio Ulack Sea. Not
only is this dove a great travelier, but sho
is a fighting dove as well, for sho wnspresent
at tho bombardment of tiebautopol, and
her cage was knocked lo pieces by a shot.
Iler only other adventure was making
herself ill by eating some strange berries,
but she recovered after ihc administration
of an emetic. This bird lias picked up
wisdom in her travels, and now considers
herself a veteran bird, and entitled to
take liberties. When a stranger comes
into tho room, she-.Hies, as often as she can
get out of her cage, on lo his head, or on
to his head, or on lo tho nearest corner of
the table or floor; then bho stands ut his
feet, and commences the funniest succession
of jerks and boxvs, cooing loudly and
hoarsely all the time. A few weeks after
she came home froirt tho North Pole, an
officer of the ship happening lo call upon
her mistress, she manifested the utmost impatience
to get oui of tho cage even when
6he only heard his voice, but the moment
she Baw him she flew direct into the breast
of his coat, where she had been accustomed
to nestle in the homeward voyage. She
was scarcely ever in hfer cage ou board
ship, as she was too tame to fly away.?
Captain Inglefield took a large quantity of
wheat and canary-seed and gravel with
bim on.each voyage, as tho dove*8 previa
^ He
that goes borrowing goes sorrow?,e

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