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1 J 5. ; iTri.it .1 fi mil .'.'. SPIRIT " " " " ' '' "" " . v Jfamtlg Uelpspapcr--ltbotci to )0ltiics, Jforctgn anfa Dnmfslk Tcfos literature, ris anbf Jlriatifeis, mmmit., i' JAMES E; MORRIS, Publisher anil Proprietor. " PUBLISHED EVKRY WEDNESDAY MORNING. .'. TEBMSi $1,50 per Annum, la Advisst. VOLUME XII. WOODSFIELD, '.MONROE COUNTY-, OHIO, AUGUST 8, 1855, ;;.':. ';' : i v:. .::NUMBEBrr21. ill "X- K - c la. v ft k t ii 4 - I. x 1 r loctnr. T.. -J. A MAN'S A MAN." tVho stall ; judge a man from manners? . Who Rhn.ll Vnnw Tiim hv hia dress? Paupers may be -fit for princes, "Princes fit for something less, f Crumpled shirt and dirty jacket ' .May beclothe the golden ore Of, deepest thought and feelings Satin Tests could do no more. i-rThere are springs of crystal nectar 'Eyer weUing out of stone, There are purple buds and golden J j '.'Hidden, crushed, and overgrown.- . e j -God, who. counts by souls, j not dresses, .. ,.t IioTea and prospers you and me, 1 ' TThiles he. values thrones the highest But as pebbles in the sea. ;i Man,' upraised above his fellows, ! ' Oft forgets his fellows then ; , - Mastera rulers -lords, remember . -ft.s That jour meanest hinds are 'men ! ; - Men by labor, men .by feeling, 3. ?'fMen by thought, and men by fame, ; ? Claiming equal rights to sunshine. . v a man's ennobling name. , . :-; ;: . . -; ' -, I rThere "aire foam-embroidered oceans, ,tJ. There are' little weed-clad rills' . There are feeble inch-high saplings ; etsiThare'aVe cedars. on the: hills " , v God, vho counts by souls, riot' stations,' filr'iLOTes and prospers you and me; . Por to Him all vain distinctions' ' tl r Are as pebbles on the sea: 1 ' x. 2'"-'-- ' c' ' :- :' "' v r Toiling hands . alone are-builders : f ;--v'r. Of dilation's "wealth and fame; 7 Titled laziness is pensioned, -(''. : jv'Fed and fattened on the same; ' ' lByt.the sweat ef (Other's foreheads,- ' 1 ". ,4.Living only to reioicei-X - - "1 ; Thile;-jlhft poor man's , outraged freedom V- Tir-ainly lifted Up hivoicft, f- y"- y -, .rhrii end, justice are. eternal, til i irv.j .r;rnilirith loveliness and Jightp ..itu ! j '-t vrfongVishall never prosper! ;-l : '.Viuie, .there jw-a sunny, night;. r ; r. f0pdt,wlo8e. world-heard voitft is singing BoWdless love to you and me, 1.. r -: iSihks oppressions with its titles, . v'ys the pebbles intheea". -v. 3ClCt:Sl0rit. -J -" ' J From Graham's Magaziue. od;:bonet;u BY HABBXET N. BABB,. r tJ I do wish Sallie Curtis would not wear ! 'that old, bonnet l"-v exclaimed a lady, as . She entered the : parlor of a . fashionable boarding-lwusejMfhich ome half-.ddzen families .miscalled tthonu" rithat sweet word.'.whic the .Ar an pnly apply to 2 the place ka.i- shelters .out own. household - 1- X".W$J -dpesiliss Curtis', bonnet trouble jou'asked her hushaDdlughingly. ; J " Trouble me ?: indeed ij.does-r-it takeB .away all my comfort Jnharchl : IUooked badly enough, ift the. early part of the sea- aopis but now that ;.all 'the , JadiesJa the ' v pews Uround them have such -.elegant new hat Sallie knL her -mpthej, do look most forlorn iu then old straws!" c - : 'llslier mother's , s ;bads hers?".r c - ' Yes: and a. hundred times worse. - It V is shamefoi jFor ladies in .their . .position to dress' so meanly I Ii beg your pardon, Mrs.T- .Jtdid. not see you," said the last speaker, with blush. , -z Oh.., you need "not apologize .to. Ma, se sees Cousin Sallie's hat -in1 the.; same Ughtiurwhich -yott;dovand. .aunt!8 tool" spoke pp. a young ladyat the .side of the . .person addressed. .s, u r.irnht "Yes,.indeed; -andrara not surprised at their beiue .the :subjectrof. remarks 1 tqjd them it .would be so, when I saw them ; filing up Jtheir . bonnets, j(for theyi trimmed ; them, themselyes .with Tribbon they had in , 'the house;) .but I shotted then hey would only Joe worn, for, 8ffew.jweek8,!until cold weatjner set inj,butihey! ate-bent on ma ' king them -do ..service c during - the. entire winter!:S;Sach a foolish 'notion as my sis- ter-in-law has in her head; . because this is a 'hard-. winter Tuid-r. business men. are v. cramped for,money;shUs(delrmiBed .to ' save; ay.dime- wherever, she icau without causbae?tual:.uffering,;tcfUier3elf and familyjj ,I ,am leeturing her continually on thg jibsurAity pl hm course, but J. icannot movfe.her, told her thateSalJie could ' - nqi possibly do iwithpuf a new4onnet this . t ' i aj - A- ".J r mniereven Ji. sag ma.. - Ji wncu "jr, : ' you,knowi msyoccasi,6naDy enjoy the priv - ilejre, of beings careless about .heR own dress; people, take it 4orgr anted that in her- anxiety about her family, she- has for gotten .herself .hut. itia absolutely hee'es sary fsr i young .ladj to. be always wel dressed; and. I am; sure I: am lashamed 0 ' fiaUie,i. this 1 winter l -.My Julii' wouldn't . wear her best nat ocen ior va nacs uon , othaHwould;not!:f saidthe young "i lady, ,-." X Should be afraid of losing caste, . if I di4 sop.s -.r ? f-.-.i . ,: : 'utljthoughjb Mr. .Curtis was a man of wealth!" Baid an intimate friend to Mrs. jT-t-r-f in- tone.', it ',9H- V ' ; . - Ue.la considered io; bnt now even the S . wealtiiiesimenafaembarrassed, yonknow lljhisband says that 0ue dollar, this win- ter, is worth more than tico were last year I" she said, laughing. " But yon are not obliged to economize?" and the speaker glanced at the rich velvet, costly furs, and the "lovely hat," in which Mrs. T was arrayed. ; , " Mel oh, I can't do it; and if I could, where would be the use of worrying and slaving myself to save a little here, and a little there? What would it all amount to, in the end? A few hundred dollars, which, if my husband is going to fail, could not prevent him, and which I may as well enjoy while I can 1 My sister-in-law says that if her husband becomes in volved, it shall not be through any ex travagance of hers; and that she is re solved to make no unnecessary purchases this winter. I represented to her that with all her efforts, she could not save more than a trifle, and that she had better give up the struggle, and take things as they come; but her earnest answer was JN o, Elizabeth, although the sum may be ever so trifling, I am resolved to exercise self-denial, in order that I may have the satisfaction of feeling that I have done what I could!' It has really become quite a mania with her, and Sallie is just like her mother. Whenever I tell her of any thing she needs, her reply invariably is can do without it at present, for we wish to economize,' or, 'we are trying to re trench.' . . . , ' " "What a pity! She is such a fine-look ing girl, when well-dressed!" i . I know it; and I am so glad yon al- uded to her dress, for I mean to tell her it has been remarked upon, and I shall do my best to prevent her pretty face being seen again under that old bonnet!" . The ladies who carried on the above conversation, had a listener, of whom they little dreamed. Mr. R- -, a weal- thy and elegant gentleman, who had spent several years m Europe, and had lately returned home, with nothing to do but to seek enjoyment and a wife, layon a sofa m the adjoining parlor trying to read, but unconsciously taking in all that the ladies said."" : . ' '' So Miss T- would be afraid , of osing caste, if she wore as old a boauet as her cousin's, would 6he?" he repeated to iiimself, " sneeringly. " now finely her position m society must be established, if so slight a thing as a straw hat could hurl her from her placel V "When will our women .have that noble independence which should be their birthright?" and as the voices died away, he lay musing for some time upon the' old straw bonnet, and its wearer. Despite the eloquent way in which Mrs. reported to her niece the remarks that had been made upon her old bonnet, Sallie's pretty face was still seen under it at church,, and on 'the street. u. Yott foolish child!" the aunt persisted, what are ten or fifteen dollars to your father, in his business, when he has thous ands of dollars to pay out almost every day?' - . v ery little, I know; but then the con sciousness that I am trying to lighten his cares, is a great deal to me; and mother says that the .feeling of independence, which we call forth by our self-denial, will be of lasting benefit to me." " PshawJ you don't know the disadvan tage it may prove to youl Just at an age when the appearance you make will have great influence on 'your future destiny, it is all-important that you should look as well as possible; and what girl can appear well in an old bonnet?" " "Mother, just think of it," exclaimed Jnlia T , a few days after, "Sallie fan cies' she can go to that party in the white dress that she has worn, I don't know how many times!" ' ' . '".' " You don't mean to say that she has noi a new aress ior mis occasion ; . . ji : . j t . m - " So she says."' ' " . . " . 7 " Well, then, she had better stay' at home, that's all!" So l told her, myself." I wouldn't go into -society in an old dress, 11 I never went at all, .for I should not expect to re ceive the least attention! ' But Jet me tell you. the funniest' thingVyou ever heard,: Ma!" continued the young lady,laughing immoderately, as if she had just recalled something excessively ludicrous. - " She , thinks she can't even afford a new pay: of gloves for the party, and so what do you suppose she has done? Taken soap and rank and' cleaned the pair she wore to Mrs; .. C " s;"I laughed ready to kiln myselfj When she showed them to me with the assurance that they were 'just as good asWi": : : '-'i-' .t. 1. i " How did they look?; ; t : ; ; . j hH I Couldnt'see for laughing; and . just thinli, mother they have dismissed the seamstress, and Sallie is going , to do the family-sewing, nntil times are easier, she Bays!' iWhy," is there' anything especially wrong in her father's affairs?" 4V - ' ""Oh, no; only the old story of, ' he is embarrassed, and I wish to dowhat I can!' " It is said "stone walls have ears;" I do not know how tru& it fejbut somehow or other, Mr. B ' 'overheard this eonyer- jsation; as distinctly as he had the one about the oid bonnet..; l . .... , One , word respecting that gentleman. Young 'ladies ' said he was about thirty; certain .spinsters had affirmed that he was I1 of , thirty-flve,?'., while he laughingly owned to tbirtythree;but he was so live ly and interesting, in conversation, that even yeryjqunggirte forgot his age.- so After the above "revelations respecting the economy of Miss Curtis' toilet, he cer tainly expected her to present a shabby appearance at the party; and he began to dread . seeing her pass through the fiery ordeal of feeling herself the most illy dressed person in the room; and enduring the slights consequent upon that circum stance, she did not appear untifquite late, and as he looked around upon the rich satins and gorgeous silks, in which many of the guests were arrayed, he found him self hoping that she might not come at all. "There is one young lady here, dressed in such pure artistic taste, can you tell me who she is?" inquired a friend at his el bow. "There, talking to that very tall man with the light hair!" Mr. R looked, and recognized Sal lie. But he sought in vain for evidence of her dress being old, or unfit to grace a scene like that. Its snowy folds were a positive relief to the eye, dazzled by so much splendor, while her dark hair which formed so fine a contrast to her al abaster skm and white dress was most tastefully arranged, and ornamented with a few white rose-buds. The effect of that simple toilet was perfect, ljut he remem bered what had been said of the gloves, and looked eagerly at her hands. " If they are the same, she was right in pronouncing them as good as new," he said to himself; and so absorbed was he by these profound reflections, that he al most forgot to reply to his friend. The crisis that business men had ap prehended came,v and those whose credit had stood highest, were the first to fail Among them was Mr. Curtis. . "So it seems that with all your worry ing and economy, von were not able to keep your father from failing!" said Mrs T to her niece. . . " Is o, aunt, we did not expect to be able to do that.". . "Then your wisest course would have been to enjoy life while you could. Here you have been denyiug yourselves all win ter to no purpose. " "But, as mother says, we have the sat isfaction of feeling that since father has been pressed for money, we have not caused , him one needless expenditure!" and she looked radiantly happy. . "Will you permit me, Miss T , to ask you a direet question?" inquired Mr R , of that young lady, as they found themselves left alone in one of the parlors. Certainly," was the gracious reply; "ask me any question you like, since . I can use the privilege of replying to it or not, just as I happen, to be in the veinl" . 'But I hope you will deign to answer this one in which I am greatly interested is Miss Curtis much depressed at her father's failure?" The question was different from what Julia had anticipated, but she replied with a laugh . . - " Depressed! you should see her! Were I in her place, I confess that I should be plunged into the depths of woe, at the thought , of the . retrenchments, and the change that must be made in their style of living; but Sallie is as light-hearted as "Perhaps 6he does not realize it yet!" "Oh.yes she does; and she has her plans all laid out as clearly as we had to note down the various revolutions on our his torical charts at school, and she talks about their moving into a small house, and keep ing only one servant, as gayly as if she were planning a pleasure tnpl Ana that is not all, she says she has been reviewing her studies with the view of teaching,', so that they can thus continue their -little sisters at the expensive schools they are attending. Just think of her stooping to become a teacher, isn't it absurd?." tij'l confess, I should prefer seeing her occur -, a different position," said Mr. R ; with emphasis.. . ' .:i As long, as; her. father lives he ought to be able to, support her, and I told her that if I were., in her '. place, I would reserve that degradation for some greater emer gency; but she. said she would rather pre pare herself, by her own. exertions, for any emergency.".; x i y-' .1 ."I suppose they seeno company now?" . ".Oh, yes, just the same as usual. . ' -Mr., it. called on sallie that evening, and to his delight found her, alone. " lie wag j-eally relieved at seeing no cloud -on her vounor face, but instead such a iovous expression us only springs from a happy neart. . i' '.v-::j ' "' In a manner not to be misunderstood. he told her how glad he felt at seeing her thus, and. she .answered frankly n j "Why should I not be happy? my fath e.r" is reduced,: but he can never be dishon ored I -. Perfect integrity and uprightness have characterized all his dealings, and if. he hag been unfortunate, the way in which i he bears up under.it, makes me more proud pf him than ever!" and tears filled her.eyes. as she; spoke 'Ml- don't know much about business" she added,? with a smile, "but I am told that all father's lia bilities are tp.be met, 1 so that no one else is to suffer through his failure." . i " But do yon not shrink from the change that must tak$ place?"- 1 - Sallie wondered to herself why it was that 6he-Telt so perfectly free with Mr, R it seemed 'as if : they had known each -other all their 'lives; and she an ' 1 f'Oh, hot there is nothing very hard' in that! Cousin 'Julia "has teen trying 'to convince va . that 1 ougnt to be very wretched, but she did not succeed in her mission." - There was a pause, and then the con versation was renewed by Mr. R , but -we are not going to tell the reader what he first said, though all the light that he can get upon the subject from the re marks that follow, he is welcome to. ' Mr. R spoke for about ten minutes in an earnest tone. Sallie, at first, looked down ana men raisea ner eyes to his lace with an inquiring glance. At length she said "Mad you spoken so to me, half an hour ago, I should have supposed you ig- norant of the change in our circumstances; out you Know an." " 1 dol" was the answer, and he went on 10 leu oame 01 ine euect that Knowledge had produced npon him, and again the conversation was too earnest and too low for our ears.. At last hseemed to 'be urging her to reply, and if we give her answer, just as it fell from her cherry lips, we shall have to record the very trite words, "ask father!" "Are you aware, sir, of my failure!" inquired Mr. Curtis, in answer to some thing Mr. R said to him next morn- ing in his counting room, is now penniless!" My daughter "I know all that," was the reply; she is a fortune in herself ! " but " That is most true; and, sine'e you can appreciate her, take her, and may God bless you iu proportion as vou make her nappyl ... . I mil . m. a.. a 1 xnaim you ior tne precious gutl" said Mr. R- much affected; "and now, 6ir, may I talk a little about business?" The merchant bowed. "I have lately received, from a relative, an unlooked-for gift of thirty thousand dollars, upon conditiou that I will go into some kind of business. I have been puz zled to know how to invest it, for, of bu- smcss matters, 1 am sorry to say, 1 am most profouudly ignorant. You have ex perience and patience to bear with my want of knowledge: now, are you willing to consider my ready cash equal to your practical uiiormation, and so tate mc as a partner s o . I The business arrangement being satis- faotorily concluded, Mr. R was ur- gent to have the wedding take place as soon as possible. ' . Why didn't you offer him the use of your money betore, it might have saved 1. . - !1 0- 1- - 1 . a -, -ft TT- ' I ins lanure: - asseu a inena 01 .ur. li . i did long to do so, but was afraid to have the girl 1 loved feel that she was un- der obligations to me! I never could have hoped to win her affections then!" Pshaw ! that would have been the very way to get her!" w nen mrs. x. and other mends were offering their congratulations to the blush ing fcallie, her husband said " By the way, aunt, did I ever tell you what caused me to fall, iu love with your niece?" Her own loneliness, of course, drew out your love!" No such thing! it was her old straw bonnet!" " Why, aunt, you told me, I don't know how many times, that my old bonnet would j. , , 1 prevent my ever marrying!" How had that fright of a hat anything to do with your admiration?" Why, you see, I wanted a compantonX in a wile; not a mere doll to please my fancy by her pretty face and costly dress; sovsaid to myself, 'a girl who can reason thus correctly about economy and who has independence enough to carry ont that reasoning. by wearing an old bonnet, has a mind above the ordinary herd, and pow ers of which any man might be proud.' " The Emigrant Boy's Funeral A letter from the banks of the Juniata, gives us the following touching incident : "It was a bright summer morning, and a procession of mourners came slowly up our village street. A coffin was borne low down by the bearers until the bier al most touched the pavement. Then came foreicu men. two and two: then the wo- men in their '.''short skirts- and wooden shoes, side' by side all still, save now and then a German word spoken quietly toi remark about the town, or some of our people, as " we .' stood , and gazed at the strangers! Last of all in the procession came the Motlier, walking alone: her hands clasped over her ' Dutch heart, and her trolden hair branded around and "around - - her head, which was bowed low upon ner breast! ' She wore ' neither , bonnet nor shawl, so We could easily see the tears fall uoonnernearxasitneaveu. as. step uv eteui bore her . nearer . 'to the house appointed for all the livine. When the clods of the valley-rested on the breast of her first- born: t.he took one lonsr. earnest look upon the' fresh earth, then her clear bjue eyes wandered around over the graves, the old tnmhBtnnes. to the .trees above.' to the hills beyond, to the distant mountains as it she sought to impress the view indeli- bly upon her memory,, so that she might have some picture for her poor broken heart to rest'upbh, as the last sleeping? place bf her blue' . eyed boy. Again 'the procession passed. through our streets, and the strangers .took; the passage-boat to continue . their "journey Once more she followed and rested upon the .berth, where the darling had but a few hours be. fore; murmured his last "IchujbeDich," (1 love thee.) ; As they wended their way to' the far off west, 'often would that moth er's heart turn again to our quiet church- yard,4' -1 'J ..' " ' ''"' . . The Late Snake Story. ' The Concord (N. H.) Patriot gives the following, and as if concious that few could be found to credit it, gives the "assurance that it is true: , - ; '' "About two weeks since a little g!rl,near six years of age, named Collista Hill, of Gilmanton Centre, was searching for ber ries in the field, when her attention Vas arrested by a peculia r sinjnns: noise:- and on looking up she preceived two large black snakes, one of which was in an erect attitude and trazinsr fixedlv noon her. ac companying its vibratory motions by, as she says, 'a most beautiful singing.' She first attempted to run, but found herself utterly incapable of doing so. She then tooKea at tne suase until she became so pleased with it that she took it in her lap, and held it until she thought it asleep, and then fled to the house. For a number of days she visited the snake, unknown to her parents, who finally discovered her feed ing it from her hands. She continued feed ing it regularly every day, becoming more and more attached to it, until it would wind 11-1.. itself around her arms and neck, and even take food from her mouth. Finally she was prevailed upon to place it in a box, on condition that it should . not be hurt. and in that it is still kent. excent when being fed. Hundreds in the vicinity have been to see it, and if is the opinion of the medical men who have seen her, that she Is f.mnnlnrpl-irfmntn.i onritw tTiWt f J W.V.. of the reptile would prove fatal to her. The snake is over four feet long, The N. H. Mirror adds the following: "The little girl was asked if she was not frightened when she saw the snake. She 6aid she was terribly frightened and when asked why she " did uot run, she said sho tried to but could not; she also tried to scream for her mother, but could not speak a word. . The idea is that she was paralized by the magnetic power of the snakes. The first time she remain ed with them a long time -could not tell how long. Afterwards daily she staid with them several hours, feeding them re nlarlv. She said thev liked sweet things " - -o best, and that she stole three cakes of ma- Dle suirar that her mother had laid away. and sweet trimrerbread whenever she could. to give them. The big snake would try to drive the small one away1 from her when fed. and she cuffed him several times, and he returned the compliment by takinff her finfrp.ra into h a mnnth RP.vra t. nips with out doiner much harm. Conseauentlv she don't love this snake as much as she does the other one, though she is generally fond of him. : ' The girl's parents have changed their first determination, and are now exhibit- ii the child and snakes to a crowd at Concord, N. H. 1 On Saturday, they were visited by thousands, by which some $500 were made. The above story ha3 been going the rounds of the papers for sometime. ; We suspected its being a humbug and did not insert it, but as it appears to be generally credited we irivfi t.h Rt.nrv withnnt. vrniolv 5n fnr Ua tpnti, ' . ... ,--.;;. Jr. !s. bmce the above was in type vfe .u.:um.uui5iiM ii. nna ne iouowing uem in tne leiegrapn column of an exchange: Boston, July 26. Yesterday another attemnt waa made to rive An exhibition of the girl said to be charmed with the snake about which so much has been pub lished. . The child was bitten by the snake and showed great terror when requested to handle it. The father was subsequent ly arrested and bound over on the charge of forcing his daughter to take part m the exhibition. , -.- . '.; A , ... Bai 'owe Nothings' A New Order. "We have opened a a-n owe nothing lodce to ' which we - respectfully solicit members. There are no personal quali fications needed for membership, and any who can command the initiation fee ($1,50) is welcome in. , 'lhe ceremonies to us are very interesting. . , ',; I i-:. .1 The applicant for. initiation enters our sanctum without rapping, and gives the pass-word, ' "I want to pay my subscrip- tion to. the Spirit?, to which: we politely reply "yes sir.?' The. candidate then pulls out his wallet iaua wrKs over tne iee, wnen we enter on 1 a a.a I-.. a our suoscnption dook, - paid up 10 jcu1 lu auvauw. ia ""7"" tiated into the 1st degree of the order, " The -second .degree consists merely pj vijv,.., u members thus initiated, have; the peculiar satislaction resulting irom a conscrousnesB tnat , tney cau reaa tneir own papers They can also, with much better grace. give the editors particular Jessee, if they lail to receive their paper reguiariy, or 1, anything is published which does not ex actly suit their fancy. Altered from Pal- iwuitm. . . i .:?-.?;, . ' '' - Horned Snake in OHio.The Eaton Register says that aman living some miles west of that place lately killed a "horned snake,'' a reptile often talked of but rarely seen-f It is. said to be-a most venomous j srphnt, . The Register thus describe-it: 1 "The monster . killed thus measures four feet in length; and the horn at the end of the tail through an almost imperceptib hole from which the poison is; ejected- - 1 was about an inch and a half long, spiral, sharp at the .point, and so hard as to. defy Itheeffortto cullt with a knife." The Wounded before Sebastopol. A medical officer in' the camp before Sebastopol, writing oh the JOth, gives the following 'dreadful account of the treat ment and suffering' of the wounded : " At 3 A. M.; on the 18th June, .the assault commenced. ; "We were all waiting for the wounded who. arrived as soon as they could travel the distance between the advanced works and the hospital. At 5 A". M. a ward was given over to me. It contained no patients. I was requested to see what was wanted for it. I found in it fourteen wretched, shaky bedsteads, as many mattresses stuffed with chopped straw, the. mattresses not sown up at the! sides, and sheets and blankets to corres-1 pond. This was all not a single cham ber utensil, not a cup, knife, fork or spoon; no large vessel for holding water; nothing but what I have named. I immediately applied for the various thing deficient. Drinking cups, there were none; one chamber utensil I could have for the whole ward, and two bed-pans; . nothing to hold water or tea no plates. , The wounded began to arrive; that ward was soon filled; others were given over to me in exactly the same predicament. - One orderly was given to attend on 14 wounded men, and not one of whom was able to move. Each ward was the same. The constant'ery of the wounded was for water. . We had othing to give it them in. Old tin cases that had contained preserved meats were eagerly sought for, but out of these they could not drink, except by a most painful effort, as, of course, they, had to be raised up in bed. . I proceeded to redress the wounds; the orderly given me had never done that duty before, and when I asked him to give me lint strapping and gutta percha, he did not know what those arti cles were. . . Every moment he was called away to give a drink to some wounded man. Well, sir, during the whole ' of that day the wounded had nothing to eat,, and not enough to drink." Daring the night of the 18 th, the wounded came crowding in; some of them were admitted by the order- les, without having seen a medical officer, and, consequently, .not having been seen, their wounds were not dressed till morn ing. Yesterday the only food given to these poor creatures until nine o'clock at night, was hard biscuit and tea ! - There was no bread for them no arrow-root, no beef tea -nothing except tea without milk! I did not find: this out until the bread had arrived, or certainly, as long as any bread was to be bought, my own men should have had some. We were occupied incessantly all yesterday and the day before, in dressing and operating. As soon as one man was removed from the operating table . another was put on. Your medical headers will understand the frightful deficiency of stores when 1 men tion that there are no splints, except straight ones, to be had, and that there are no Macintyre's splints, nor any modi fication of them, and no angular splints, All these things are stored in the most avish profusion at Scutari. European Times. . . How. to Borrow. A certain editor, well known for his bonne fortune, threw his smiles upon s rat' of the Imperial Academy ef Music The 'rat' experienced a natural anxiety to gnaw the purse string of her admirer, but could , not exactly Bee her way. v While thinking the matter over, a Bohemian of her acquaintance came in. Do you think,' said the young artist, that V will be willing to lend me three thousand francs?' 'More than doubtful. But he might be induced to do it. Write as I shall dictate. Beloved, I expected some money this morning, and have been disappointed.' This is a very old- story,' interrupted the 'rat. Go on. Bring me three thousand francs, and come dine with me at the same tune. have a splendid pheasant.' 'And do you think,' said Madamoiselle Alphonsine, when the letter was gone, that I shall get my money, or rather V 's money, with that?' With such a letter, my dear friend, you will not get a sou, or I know nothing of the human heart.' Then why did you make me write it? 'Because it was essential that a first note should precede the one I am about to dictate to you.' ; ' ; ; -'' ' " 1'What! write another?' , : Only a few words. ' V . , "j 'Dear friend -consider my letter as not written.- At the. very moment I had dis patched it, the expected remittance made its appearance; I am now nchissime. But dont forget, I expect you to dinner; the pheasant is magnificent.' ' The - second letter was sent after, the first. 'Now,' said the Bohemian,' this is what will happen. " V- will pretend not to have received your second note,' and will show himself the more generous in your want of money.' It happened as the Bohemian hadanti cipated. Y offered the three thousand francs, with the idea that' they would not be accepted; but to his infinite horror, they were pocketed at once. To complete his misfortunes, there' was not even' a pheas ant to console him. The Bohemian ate the same evening, with' the assistance of Madamoisdle-ArhoBsitviu a cabinet o the Maisou Doet. Where Mosquitoes Come Prom. A writer on entomology.discussing about ' these numerous pests, .- thus ; bandies the ubject: - - 'The mosquito proceeds' from'the ani malculse commonly, termed the "wiggle-1 tail.?...: I took a bowl of, cleanrvrater and set it in the sun. In. a .few days some half dozen wiggle-tails were Tisibferr These continued to increase in size till they were . about 3-1 6th of an inch m. length, f As they approached their maturity they re mained longer at the surface, seeming to lve in the two mediums air and water; finally, they assumed a chrysalis formj-and by an - increased specific gravity, sank to the bottom of the bowl. : JBere, in a few- hours, I perceived short black furze, or hair, growing on every side of each, until . it assumed the size of a minute caterpill ar. And thus ita specific gravity being- counteracted, or lightened, it rapidly float ed to the surface, and the slightest breath of air wafted it against the side of the bowL In a very brief space of time af terwards, the warm atmosphere hatched out the fly, and it escaped, leaving its tiny house upon the water. How beautiful. yet how simple t l - zZYTf r .. : w After the water had gone through this process, 1 round it perfectly creesrom any animalculte.- -1 therefore came to the eon elusion that this wiggle-tail is a species of the shark, -, who having .' devoured whole tribes of animalculee, takes to himself wings and escapes into different mediunv to torture mankind, aha deposit eggs opes, the water to produce other wiggle-tails, who in turn produce other mosquitoes. : 7 Any man who has "kept house, with ' cistern : in the , yard, has doubtless ob served - the same effect ' every"-summer.. Open your cistern cover any morning in the mosquito season, and millions of them will fly up in your face. . Close the win-. dows of your room at night at the risk of being smothered for want of air, being: careful at the same time previously to ex clude every mosquito, and go to bed with a pitcher of. that same cisterul.water in, the room, and enough will breed from it. during the night to give you any satis factory amount of trouble. In fact stand ing by a shallow, half-stagnant pool, in a mid-summer's day, you may see the wiggle-tails become perfectly developed mos" quitoesf and they wilT rise ' from the fiur face of the waierjiud fly into your face and. sting you. , What it is necessary to know' at this' day. is has there yet been discovered any1 positive exterminator of that infernal pest, and disturber of hight'a a" . A Slumbers, the musquito r r . Eloquent and True."! t5 The London . (England) Advertiser speaking of the United States and Great Britain, uses the following language: " Contemplate England, groaning with - taxation, and struggling in a Banguinary war; with her trade deranged, her popu- ation discontented, her government the corrupt machine of an oligarchy, and her revenues squandered for Bhe knows not what; ' and . contrast, her with America the America that British cabinet ministers treat with so much indifference, j whose . statesmen are cultivating the arts of peace, i t.i'- i ... nuu wuuso cuuuuerce is garnering a goiu en harvest to the nation. She it is that stands boldly forward to her civil great ness; she it is that presents a striking con- trast to the military despotisms of Europe; , she it is that with her thousand miles' of unguarded coasts her unwalled cities, her I meagre navy -combines within herself the f elements necessary to a great military na , tion. ' . Peace reigns at her fireside; her . throne is not in mourning. ; : Her legisla tors are devising means to relieve an over-; t flowing treasury; her trade is. vigorous: her people are increasing beyond compar ison in wealth; her government is at the least , cheap and , useful.' Would that we it could say the samel, England spends her blood and treasure in fighting the battles. of unthankful neighbors. America fights only her ; own battles she fights them' quick and well." ;.'.,.. ." . . ... V " f There is no occupatiou in life that res - quires a more careful and thorough.profes- -1 : sional training than that of teaching,. whfle? it is the only profession but what has it schools to teach . its theory and its prac--r-tice. It is far more difficult to obtain a knowledge of the varied powers ot the- mind and the laws which govern their de-i--" velopment, which the professed, teacher :a should possess, than to obtain a knowledge of the tools and materials that are used in other professions. Reason and the united--f experience of the world inform us. that all L.i improvement in the modes of training be-- gin with, or grow out of a better prepara v tion of the teacher for1 discharging his re- ' sponsible professional duties.:; StodthrJL. , . Generous -Hevenqb. A young man,. desirous of getting rid of his dog took it along with him to the Seine: - He; hired a boat,' and rowing into the middle ofthe -stream, threw the animal in, The pobr creature attempted to climb up the 6ide" of the boat, but his master, whose inteuv tion was to drown him, constantly pushed: him back with his oar. ;,ia jlaing this hft tainly have deen drowned'JL ri dog, " , as soon as he saw - Us""ma --lln5 . . in the ' stream, suffered the hoii to fioeV away, and held him above water, tin asti- ' tance arrived, and his life was saved. . ;:: --1'- ' 'V.:''f - ;.-:..: mi " 1 it i.. 'Tl'.