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XVIII. WOODSFIELD, MONROE COUNTY. OHIO. MARCH 20. 1861. NUMBER 2. i Yc Flight of Ye Rayl-Splilter. b. m - A BALLAD. a, Of all ye flgW that ever were flows, T JBp Httril persons, r one alone Of Science, or Dr. Franklin' kite; Of "Ulnoio" Raymond, away from tbe fight, Of the fllgkl of Professer Lewe's balloon, 'jfgmm here to England, one day at noon; Tko fannieat fligkt of the dreariest bore, Waa Abraham's flight through Baltimore: f ' iiWeary and worn, like a hunted moose, i 44snblike tke wind-mill, hanging loose; Qmaking at heart, and flighty at head, . Tko old Rail-Splittar ko went to bed. But scarcely in kit blankets enveloped is I waa he, wtn a cried. "I am atrnck with a bright al idee; Preemre me kitkor and don't be lony A kot ran toddy, and make it strong!" 4 - Nor Tarious dreams are like to come ;'1roin a brimming beaker of good old rum; And some of them, too, ar just as bad As any that Tam O'Shanter had, And so, when Abraham laM him down, To dream of doine the Southerners brown, It cbahbed that a phantasy, bloody and grim, Came sailing oyer and lit on himl Dead men tossed about like stores; Broken bridges, blood and bones; Grinning death's heads, such as grace "Tfisery antique burial place; Daggers, pistol, bludgeons, guns, 1 thunder showers of red-hot buns; These he saw, or seemed to see, All because of the ''bright idee. Thon suddenly, in from the murky night, There came a messenger, wild with fright, And he oried to Abraham,-where he lay, Get np, old fellow, and hurry away!" So the dismal phantoms ef sleep gave place To a Tory practical view of the case; ' And the Rail-splitter said, as he looked at Vm - " him ' John, ."at wait till I get my trowaers ont" edf ; 1 fio.he swore an oath, by the Kingdom Coma, gyhJr-Sa4 ,W. in that glaaa of rum! And ko said, "may I never split rails again, IT 1 don't run off by a special train!" "Thri, threaded olosely. up to the ryes, ."With a cloak and Scottish cap likowise, . . loft hia people dissolved-in brine, And ran away, as the clock struck nine. 'Swiftly along the Central Road Wont the fiery horse with bis precious load; And at overy snort he seemed to gay, "Tta a Western gentleman, Tunning away! , Thn-greateat liegira under the sunt ' See If it isn't a glorious run!" " Thur honest Abraham, safe and sound, Stood at last on the Capitol ground. Ah, Tory noble it seems 1o be This modern standard or onivairyt And very noble and very grand ., r Is the chiefest magnate in the land, 'Abraham Lincoln, stalwart and tall, Who ran away, quaking lrom nothing at ail! The '-Honest Uncle" in sixty-one, Who skulked in the night to Washington! THE GOLD BUG, tec- BY XDOAK A. POI, BSQ What hoi What ho! this fellow is dancing mad! H hath boon bitten by the Tarantula. , ;. All ii thb Weoko What! de bog, masse? I'd rudder not go for to trouble dat bug too mast: git kirn for your own self.' Hereupon Legrand arose with a grave and stately air, and brought ae the beetle from a glau case in which it was inclosed, ft waa a beautiful tcarubceut, and, at that tine, unknown to Daturalists of course n great prize in a scientific point of view Tbore were two round black spots near the extremity of the back, and a I nger a near the other. The scales ware ex ceedingly bard and glossy, with all the DDearance of burnished p-old. The a weight of the insect was very remarkable, and taking all things into consideration, I could hardly blame Jupiter for his opin ion respecting it; but what to make of Legrand's concordance with that opinion I could not, for the life of me tell. 'I sent for yon,' said he, in a grandilo quent tone, when 1 bad completed my examination of the beetle, 'I sent for you that I might bare your counsel and assist ance ia furthering the views of fate and tbe bag ' 'My dear Legrand,' I cried, interrupt iagbim, 'you are certainly unwell, and bad better use some little precautions. Ton shall go to bed, and I will remain with yoa till yoa get over this. You are feverish and ' Feel my pulse,' aaid be. I felt it, and, to say the truth, found not the slightest indication of fever. Bat yoa may be ill, and yet have no fever. Allow me, this once, to prescribe for yoa.' In the first place go to bed. In the iext ' 'Ton are mistaken,' he interposed; 'I am as well as I can expect to be under the axeitement which I suffer. If you really wish ma well yoa will relieve this excite- And bow is this to be done?' ' 'Vary easily. Jupiter and myself are going upon an expedition into the bills upon tbe mala land, and, in this expedi tiaa we shall Deed the aid of bo me per son in whom we can confide. You are tke only person we can trust. Whether wa succeed or fail, tbe excitement which yarn bow perceive in me will be equally allayed,' ram "anxious to oblige you in any way,' I replied; 'bat do yoa ssean to say that this infernal beetle has any connec tion with your expedition into the hills?' 'It has.' 'Then, Legrand. I can become a party to no such absurd proceedings.' I am sorry very sorry for we shall have to try it by ourselves.' 'Try it by yourselves! Tbe man is sore ly mad but stal how long do you pro pose to be absent?' 'Probably all night. We 6hall start immediately, and be back, at all events by sunrise.' 'And will you promise me, upon your honor, that when this freak is over, and the bug business (good God!) settled to yaur satisfaction, you will then return home und follow my advice implicitly, as that of your physician?' 'Yes; I promise; and now let us be off, for we have no timo to loose.' With a heavy heart I accompanied my friend We started aboui four o'clock Legrund, Jupiter, the dog, ami myself Jupiter had with him the scythe and spades the whole of which he insisted upon currying more through fear, it seemed to me, of trusting either of the implements, within reach of his master, than from any excess of industry or com plaisance. His demeanor was dogged, u the extreme, aud 'dat d u bug' wtre the sole words which eseaucd his lips during the journey. For my owti part, J had charge of a couple of dark lanterns, while Legrand contented himself with the $car- abeeus, which he carried attached to the end of a whip cord, twirling it to and fro, wilh tha air of a conjuror, as he went When 1 observed this last plain evidence of my friend's abberrutton, I could scarce ly refrain from tears. I (nought it best, however, to humor his fancy, at least for the present, or until I cuuid adopt some more energetic measures with a chance of success. In the meantime I had endeav ored, but all in vain, to souud him in re gard to the ol-ject of the expedition. Having succeeded iu inducing me to ac company him, he 6eMacJ unwilling to hoid conversation upon any bogie cf minor im portance, ai d to all mj qutitnis be vouch saftd no other reply than 'we shuil see.' We crossed tbe cret k at the head of the ialand by ouans of a .sk.il", and, ascending the high grounds on thu s-lio.o of the main land, we proceeded, in a northwes terly direction, through a tract of country excessively wild and desolate, where no trace of human fooatcp was to be seen Legrand led tbe way with decision, paus ing only for an iusta;it hero aud there, to consult what appeared to be cettain land marks of his own contrivance upon former occasion. In this manner we journeyed for about two hours, aud the Siiu was just setting when we entered a region infinitely mote dreary than any yet seen. I: wss a spe cies of table land, near the summit of an almost inaccessible hill, ckv.sely wooded from base to pinnacle, and in.erspers'd with huge crags thai appeared to lio loose ly upon the soil, and, in many cases, were prevented from precipitating themselves into the valleys below merely by the sup port of tbe trees against which thr y ro clintd. Deep ravines, in various direc tions, gave an nir of still sterner solemni ty to the reeup. The natural platform to which we had clambered was thickly overgrown with brambles, ISrough which we soon discov ered that it would have been impossible to force our way but fo- the scythe; and Jupiter, by direction of his uiastt r, pro ceeded tJ clear for ns a pmh to the Foot of an enormously tall tulip tree, wtich stood, with some tight or ten oaks, Upon the level and far Rtirpxssed tut m al1, and alloiher trees which I had then ever seen, in the beauty of its foliage and form, iu the wide spread of its branches, und in the general mujesty of its appearance. When we reached this tree Legrand turned to Jupiter and asked bun .if ho thought be ciuld climb it. The old man seemed a little staggered by the question, and for some moments made no reply. At leugtb he approached the tree, walked slowly round its huge trunk, aud examin ed it with minute attention. When he had completed his scratiuy, he merely said: 'Yes, massa, J up climb any tree he eb ber see in he life.' 'Then up with you as soon as possible, for it wil' soon be too dark to see what we are about.' 'How far mus' go up, massa?' inquired Jupiter. 'Get up the main trunk first, and then I will tell you which way to go aud here stopl take this beetle up with you.' De bug, Massa Will! &- goole bug!' cried the negro, drawing back in dismay 'what mus' tote de bug way up de tree? d n- if I do!' . 'If you are afraid. Jup, a great big negro like you, to take hold of a harmless little dead beetle, why you can carry it up by this 6triug; but if you do not take it up with you in some way I shall be un der the necessity of breaking your head with this shovel.' 'What de matter, now, massa?' said Jup, evidently ashamed into compliance; always want to raise fuss wid old nigger. Was only funnin', anyhow Me foered de bug! what I keer for de bug?' Herp he took cautiously hold of the extreme end of the string, and maintaining tbe insect as far from his person as circnm stances would permit, prepared to ascend ike tree. In youth the tulip tree, or Lirioden dron Tullpiferum, the most magnificent of American foresters, has n trunk peculiar ly smooth, and often rises to a great height without lateral branches; but in its riper see the bark becomes gnarled and uneven, while many short limbs made their ap pearance on the stem. Thus the diffi culty of ascension in the present case lay more in semblance than in reality. Eua bracing the huge cylinder as closely as possible with bis arms and knees, seizing with his .hands some projections, and rest- i nc his naked itoea nnori others. Juoiter. aftaVJ fnc r r hA norrnur fee P. tina from Falling, at. Iengih wriggled himself into ; t lie first great lork, and seemed to consid er the whole business ns virtually arcom plished. The risk ( the acln'evi in nt was in fact now over, uithough the c itnb er was some sixty or seventy feet from the ground. 'Which way mus' go now, Massa Will!' he asked. 'Keep np the largest branchthe one on this side.' said Legrand. The negro obeyed him promptly, and apparently with but little trouble: ascending higher and higher, until no glimpse of his squat Og ure could be obtained through the d'.n.-e foliage which enveloped it. Presently bis voice was heard in a sort of halloo. 'How much fudder has got for go!' 'How high are you?' asked Lrgrand. 'Ebber so fur,' replied the neg-o, 'can see de sky fru de top ob de tree.' 'Never mind the sky, but attend to what I eay. Look down lhe trunk and count the limbs below you on this side How many limbs have you passed?' One, two, three, four ftbe I done pass fibe big limbs, mi;s?;;, 'pon dis bide.' Then, go one limb higher. In a few minutes the voice was heard again, announcing that tbe seventh limb limb was attained. 'Now Jup,' cried Legrand, evidentlj rcob pxciud, 'I want you to work your way out upou that limb as far as you can. If you see auythiug 6trtn;ge let me know.' By this time What Hale doqbt I might have entertained of my poor frieud's in sanity was put finally at rest. .1 had no alternative but to conclude him stricken with lunacy, and I bjcitue t-orioufly an xious about getting him home. While I was pondering on what was best to be done, Jupiter's voice was strain heard. Mos' feeren for to vetitur' 'ion dis limb berry far 'tis dead limb putty much all de way.' 'Did you say it was a dead limb, Ju piter?' cried Legrand in a quivering voice 'Yes, massa, him dead as ds doornail done up for 4sartin done departed dis here life.' 'What in the name of heavens shall I do?' asked Legrand, seemingly in the greatest distress. 'Do!' said I, ghid of an opportunity to interpose a work, 'why, come home and tro to bed. Do that's a D:ie fellow. It's getting late, and besides you rcmem ber your promise,' 'Jnbiter,' cried he, without heeding me in the least, 'do you hear mi?' 'Yea, Massa Will, hear you ebber so plain.' 'Try ihe wood well then with your knife and see if you think it very rotten.' Ilira rotten, massa, mire entff,' replied the negro iu u few moments, -but not so berry rotten asrmoagnl be. 'Motight TeK tur' out leetle way 'pon ce limb by myaelf dat's tt tie ' 3 B. yourself! what do y u m an?' 'Whv I nit mi' dfi bnir 'T r Ii rrv '"VI - hebby bug. B'ipose I drop him d-.iwu fuss, and den de limb won't break wid just de weight ob one nigger.' 'You infernal scouudreil' cried Le- grand, apparently much relieved, 'what do you mean by telling me such nonsense as that? As sure as you drop that beetle I'll break your neck. Look here, Jupi ter, do you hear me?' 'Yes, massa, needn't hollo at poor nig ger dat style.' 'Well! now listeul if you will venture out on the limb as far as you think safe, and not let go of the beetle, I'il make you a present of silver dollar as soon as you get down.' 'I'm gwine, Massa Will 'deed I is,' replied the negro very promptly 'mos' out to de end now.' ' Out to the end!' here fairly screamed Legrand, 'do you say that you are oht to the end of that limb.' Soon be to de eend, massa o-o-o-ok! Lor gol a marcy! what is dis here 'pon de tree?' Weill cried Ltgracd, highly delighted, 'what is it?' Why, 'taint nofnn but a sknli some body bin lef him head up de tree and de crows done gobble ebery bit ob de meat off.' 'A skull, you say? very well! how is it fastened to the limb? what holds it OE?' 'Sore nuff, mus' look. Why, dis berry curous 6arcumstance, 'pon my word dare's a great big nail in tbe skull, what fastens ob it on de tree.' Well, now, Jupiter, do exactly as I tell you do you hear.' 'Yes, massa.' Pay attention, thonl find the left eye of the skull.' Hum! hoo! dat's goodl why, dare aint bo eye lf at all.1 JCurse your stupidity! do you know ponr right hand from your left?' 'Yes, I knows dat knows all 'bout dat, 'tis my lef hand what I chope de wood wid.' To be sure! you arc left handed; and yonr left eye is on the same side as your left hand. Now, I suppose you can find the left eye of the skull, or the place where the left eye has been. Have you found it?' Here was a long pause. At length the negro asked 'Is de lef eye of de skull pen de same j side as de lef band of de skull, too? icause de skull aint eot not a bit ob a hand at all, nebber mind! 1 got de lef now here de lef eve! what mii3 do wid it?' 'Let the beetle drop through it as far as the string will reach, but be careful ai d not let go your hold of th s'ring.' All dat done, M;issa Will; mighty easy ring for to put do hiz fro de hole look out for him dure below!' Very wVl1!- -now just keep as you are for ii few minu'es.' During this colloquy no portion of Ju piter's person could be seen; but the beetle, which he had suffered to descend, was now visible at the end of the string, and glistened, like a globe of Vurnished gold, in the last rays of the setting sun; some of which still faintly illumined the eminence upTjti which we s'ood. The scarabfptis hnng quite clear of any branches, and, if ullowed to fall, would have fallen at our feet. L grand immediately took tlie scythe and cleared with it a circular space, three or four yards in diameter, just beneath the insect, and having accom plished this, ordertd Jupiter to let go the string aud come down from the tree. Diivir.g a peg, with great nicety, into the precise spot where the beetlo lay, m? Meted now produced from his pocket e tape mcEsure. Fastening one end of this at that point of the truck of the tree, which was nearest the pep, be unrolled it till ir, reached the- p?g, and thence further unrolled ir, in ih? direction 1 fady establish eel !v the two points of the trea and the peg, for the distance of fifty feet Jupiter clearing away the brambles with the scythe. At the spot thus attained a sec ond peg Tas driven, and about this, as a center, a rude circle, about four feet in diameter, described. Tuking now a spade himseir, ana giving cue to Jupiter, ana one to mo, Legrnnd bogged us to set about digging as quickly as possible To Bpeak the truth, I had no especial relish for such amusement at any time. and at that particular moment I would most willingly have declined it, for the night was coming on, and I felt much fa tigued wilh the exercise already taken; but I saw no mode of escape, and was fearful of disturbing my poor friend's equanimity by a refusal. Could I have depended, indeed, upon Jupiter's aid, I would have hod no hesitation in attempt ing to get the lunatic home by force; but I was too well assured of the old negro's disposition, to hope that he would assist me, under tny circumstances, iu a person al contest with hi3 master. I marie nn j .v . 1 1 i :f.-j s'A. uouut iuui u iiu.u ueuu luiectcu Willi some cf the innumerable Southern super - stitions ebout money buried, and that his lluulluu,aa,uUUuUi,uuJ " unutng oi tne scaraocsus, or pernaps, by Jupiter's obstinacy in maintaining it to j be 'a bug of real gold.' A mind dipos- I ed to lunacy wouid readily be led away hy such suggestions especially if chiming in wi.h favorite preconceived ideas and then I called to miud the poor fellow's pipIi i.lirnt th Kontld'a huinrr 'iliu inrinv .1-. .. i of his foi tune.' Upon the whole, I was hedly vex-d end puzzled, but at length, I conctt.ueu to meae a virtue pi necessity to dig with good will, and thus the soon . er to convince tiiin, by occular demonstra- lion, of the fallacy of the opinicus he en tertained. The lanterns having been lit, we all fell to work with a seal worthy a mere ration al cause, and as the glare fell upon our person- and implements I could not help thinking how picturesque a group we composed, and how strange and suspi cious our labors must have appeared to any interloper, who by chance, might jhave stumbled upon our whereabouts. j We dug very steadily for two hours. Little was said; and our chief embarrass ment lay in the yelpings of the dog, who took exceeding interest io our proceed ings. He at length became so obstreper ous that we grew fearful of his giving the alarm to some stragglers in the vicinity; or rather, this was the apprehension of Legrand; for mvself, I should have re joiced at any interruption which might have enabled me to get the wanderer home. The noise was at length very ef fectually silenced by Jupiter, who getting out of the hole with a dogged air of de termination, tied the brute's month up with one of his suspenders, and then re turned with a grave chuckle to his task. to be continued. AVitUh CONSEQUENCl OF ALLOWING Swine too Much Libirty A young lawyer lately concluded his argument in case of tresspass with the following sub lime burst: 'If, gentleman of the jury, the defendant's hogs are permitted to roam at large over the fair fields of my client with impunity and without yokes & then yes, then indeed, have our forefath ers fought end bled and died in vain.' Written for the "-Jpirit." I read with pleasure in a number of the Spirit of Democracy, the Rnnotincc- ment that a column of that paper would be occupied by temperance comtnut.ica tions. Though I do not bear tlio title Daughter of Temperance, yet I am wiMiug to become a servant and earnest advo cato to the great, ennobling, and exalting cause for which they are laboring. Surely no one can say that W is improper lor women to enlist and stand forth as cham pions for the progress of the temperance cause, when its ruinous and deadly foe, like the dreaded Upas, is spreading g oom, despair, grief and desolation over our otherwise beauteous laud, sweeping our brightest oruamciits, our fairest hopes, and glowing gems, in'.o the vortex of de struction? Nay, ruined aud despairing household?, weeping, broken hearted wo men and worsa than orulraueJ children, call loudly to our sleeping energies and dormant impulses-of sympathy; to arouse and come to tire rescue. Ah, even some of the violimisc-d subj cts entreat the friends of h i'y to unite their i Boris to detbror.c the- mighty lung of terrors, Intemperance, that they may no longer be enthralled by the magic of bis puwers, which fore? them to love the chains which bin? them lb the mst cruel slave- and unwilling sn' j-clion. But why do wc call them unwilling sul jiets? Be eausc that heiUuess, degraded specimen of human nature, the liquor vender, forces ihem into the insidious wiles of this foe to happiness, whose system of destruction and reign of fatality is extending over the fairest port'oua of our country. In this case, the barrier ia broken which prt-veuls woman from entering the arena of worldly strife and competing with man for the gifts of star eyed honor, for who more worthy to have the laurel wreath bound about their brow, then they who can cbiiteraUi '.he blighting curse of: intemperance? We all have more or less influence, perhaps silent and unseen, yet all-powerful in its efT cts. Shou'd we bes itate to use it in abolishing this great evil? If every one would withhold H, what wcuid be the astounding result?? Wy au Egyptian pall would bo thrown over everything, and bmve men grope their way iu mortal tevrtr. Intelligence would cease its power of regcaera'.ian; the fascinating beau'.ics of life would be "sicklied o'er with a pale cast;" the cries of 6tout men, sobs of frail women, and wailingS of starving children wonld as cend up together; rrim-j wald stalk forth from lis dark cells, and th3 midnight air would resound the err of "murder." Thnno-h nnr Itl4 ii tKf linit onH itonr. ! o .... l est, ono on which beauteous nature has ; scattered charming aud magnificent &ift8 i with lavish hand, yet wc have yet wc have a migh-y foe to contend with, one more powerful to conquer than Feudal despotism, Roman grandeur or Spartan valor. And here is the battle-field oueo to women, where! open to women they may link their destiny to star-eyed honor, for havinc snbdued the reirriui, i king Intemperance, IT . St AH t ITT .iTir reigmng whose mere name is t the concentration of tea thousand woes; wbose power the Iran-it of Tim? and the j sceptre of Change have failed to lc.-sen This foe must be dethroned, before our land can be truly culled "Land cf the free and home of the brave," free from the power of the tcmpttr, oud the home of those who are brave enough to resist ail farther encroachments of hia majesty Oh, if the liquor vender cjuld be prompted by a generous impulse of son!, to unite his efforts with the champions of temperance, soon would we have the blessed gratification of beholding the wil derness of dissipation blossoming with the swcot roaos of joy, and tha star of j hope, that life charmer which was almost extinguished by tbe mists from the ocean of sorrow, shedding its pure halo o'er the desolated homes, around the footsteps of the redeemed and the disenthralled. We cannot blame so much tbe young men who have a hereditary appe tite for the flavored poison, and have not the moral courage to resist it when placed to their lips, cs the vender of the great evil. There are young men with "lion heart and eagle eye," who have faced and vanquished the enemy, yet theirright-hand man, Vender, has couqured them, by proffering them tho fatal bowl. Ah, is his heart so dead to pity, that it refuses to heave a sigh of remorse, when upon ev ery breeze that is wafted to him, comes the mourning of vietims of his traflie I Who of us does not sigh with regret, when "Old Boreas'' is loosed from his ice career on the frozen floor of the Arctic and comes to hold mad revels in flora's bowor, and with demsniac glee sways his fsceptre o'&r hr fairest Barrets, causing. them tq wither, ,drp and die? Bat there is a swost spring time, witten they will ".risa from a transitory death, throw off their aiinwy winding-sheet, and arrayed in vernal boautj, again pay. homage to their queen. But obi how much nore should we sigh when Bacchus is erer reigning, aud with his seeptre devastating ear. fair est human flowers. Ihold a precious bud iatrusted to the love-encircling arms 'if a doting family;- with what ecstatic jay do they note the dawn of exnlted in tellect as it beams from those eyes; how they listen to the out-gu&hing of felieity as it bursts from those coral lipel Fol low this buJ as k expands in beauty; be hold Us blooming upon life's highway t son, the treasure of fond parents; fatal iigeufc, noble, generous and accomplished. But suddenly the demon-god enters that happy home, and sots bis immutable sea: upon tht snowy brow; ho presides over his Lenities, and leads him in strauge, wild paths, where mildew and blight set tle upon the pure spirit, and guilty, des" dating passions scathe the guileless heart. Then come those painful, thriiliig words "My son is ruined, his prospects blasted, ' which have caused many hearts to throb with anguUh, and eyes to overflow with tears. He was doomed to rniu in the springtime of existence, with the flush of hope's bright morning dawning with gold en glory upon I'fe, and the day-god of youth shining with regal spienaV on the flower-wreathed vistas of futurity. -Our shrine is robbed of it idol." "A beau teous easket is broken, a priceless jewel ruined," are the fearful, ngoitisiiig words that fall with a crushing weight upon the ears of that mourning family. How re liictantly do their bleeding hearts ac knowledge the sad truth, yet stern reality avers it so- xes, he is goael lost to friends in time, and lost in the dark, fath omless, erfdids sea of eternity. Now I ask, who prepared the victim for that sh.".m?fu! grave? It was the vender who i first placed the sparkling draught to his lips the draught wherein the tempter jurked with ar ful wiles, to decoy him from the path of virtui. This same draught vi!l drown tbe intellectual pow ors of all who enter the maglo circle of Bncchus This picture has not been painted by fancy; it ft the sad, life expe rience of too many. Can it be that those liquor dealers en joy the glitlerinir cold, for which thev ! w-...i ; ."' . , T bartered precious human souls? If so. methinks were the demons who revel in the lower regions, at a loss to coneoct c plan whereby they might people their do minions, they could not employ a more tbl e and -willing adviser than this same iiq ior vender. The Sons of Temperance seem to be Jetoriained t0 tlirn 108 of r"D "l lu ur I wish them all success a thousand hon- ore on their worthy heads. May the light ' of their influence never be dimmed bv the ; gloom of despondency, but ever be seen rmblasoued on bo "battlemented east'' of our commuuity, emitting rays of light, and hope, and joy, to the temp, tost mariners 'mid the roaring billows, on the turbid sea of vice and degradation. There are many in our midst some iu the glory of youth, and some with the seal of oge upon their brow who, by the influence of tha Division, combined with their own wielding energies, have been rescued from the very brink of ruin. Shall we not see their swords gleaming in the fire of the battle, until all their falliag comrades are safe within the love lit port als of redemption I Here, too, is an expansive field open for noble woman to exercise her power. Will she not, by the magic influence of religion aud virtno, gain a queenly pre eminence, by striving to win falling men from the cold, chilling atmosphere of vice, which will nip the budding prospeets of the purest soul, aud cramp its mighty power of germination. More anon. ii Wt There was a singular problem among the stoies, which ran to this pur pose : When a man says, 'I lie.' does he lie, or does he not? If he lies, he speaks the truth; if he speaks tke truth, he lies.' Many were ihe books written a pon this wonderful problem. Ghrysippus favored the world with no less than six; and Phi letns studied himself to death in his vain endeavors to solve it. Raising Thunder with (ha Wax Warfcs. fia) The following is a letter wristef Artenus Ward, from his seclusion in thn bosom of his family, and sontsian a touching rstpiuiicease of a former 'head er.' Hear in the bannm of nay family I aoi enjoyin myself at peas with awl maukina, end the wimmin folks likewise. I gs down to tbe village occasionally end take little old rye for the stummieks sake, nt i avoid spirituous lickers as a glneral thiag. No man evir seen me IfttoXteatell butonet, and that air at Pittsburgh. A panel of onery cussss in that misaerabto sity basted inter thjs sntwl during the "He, and aboozed my wax worx shameful. I didn't observe the ootrajus tranueshane until tho next evening, when the peepft began far to kongregate, Suddenly they kommenced fur to holler and larf ia m boysterous Btile. Sex i good people whatfe up? 8z they, thsra's great wax wori old man. I immejitly looked up to where my wsx worx wss, anj my bind biles as I thiuk of the she which met my gase. I hope to be doddrabbertid if them afoar said ratkals hadn't gene and put a aid kaved in hat onter George Washingtea'e hed and shared a short black clay pipa inter his muth. His aese they had palat ed red, and his trowsls legs they had shuved inside his bates. My' wax flgure of Napoleon Beney carta was likew z-j maltreated, his sword waa, danglin tween hia legs, his cocked hat was drawn klcen down over his tie, and he whs plasad ia a siooppia poeisaotY zsetlv as tho he was drunk &a bileehowlb Ginerai Taylor was s'.auaia on his hed. and Wing field Skotts coattaies waaiprahT over hts hod, and bis trowsis ware pletely tore .orf hisself. My wax representing the Lord's last supper likewise aboosed. Three of lbs Postete were under the table, and twa of naa ou a tat pewtin hats aort rag pee jackets, and ware sraokin piece. Ja das I&kerriot had on a cocked hat, and was apparently drinkia at a bottil of whis ky sot before him. This ere specter cat was too much for me. I closed the show, and then drowned my sorters' in tha flow ia feole. , s beet ci Probly ile rite yoa agin before i take soy departure oa the summer eaatpahe. Very respectfully yours, Ariimus Ward, T. K. : , . Origin of Qnarreli. The sweetest, the mast clinging affec tion is often shaken by the slightest breath of nnkindness, as the delicate rings and tendrils of the vine are agitated by the faintest air that blows in summer. An unkind word from one beloved, eftea draws blood from many a heart which would defy the battle-axe of hatred, er the keenest edge of vindictive satire. Nay, the shade, the gloom of hie fece, familiar and dear, awakens grief caps pain. These are the little thorns which, thengh men of rougher form may make their way through them without feeling much, extremely incommode persons of a mora refined turn in their journey through life, aud make their traveling irksome and un pleasant. . v JiUta eoet Sate up SougTaiNe. It unfortunate ly happens that as no man hellevet he it likely to die soon, so every one ia much disposed to defer the consideration of what ought to be done, on the auppoaU tion of - such sh emergency; and while nothing, is bo uncertain as onr assurance that we shall survive most of onr aeigh bora. But it may, indeed, oecur to anj, that the chances are very nearly balanced as to his dying at forty, and his reaching the uncertain ago of forty-five; end that eveu five years may make a considerable difference in the amount of saving he may bequeath to his family. The determina tion to lay by often creates the power to lay by, and the first effort is the most dlf ficult. Let it always be reraerobered that in putting by something for e rainy day. a man purchases a certain amount of mental tranquillity, and thus he may act ually extend his life by providing against the results of his death. Webster en Reonttruetien. Who shall reconstrnet the fabric ef A a ii i , . ! i u Yi ri (VAwut r man r T W V s V all aJtsV again the wel!propertioned columns of constitutional liberty? Who ihah frame together the skilftul architecture which unites national sovereignty with State righi, individual seenrity, and publfo prosperity? No, not if these eoliimht fall, they will be raised again. Like taw Coliseum and the Parthenon, they will he destined to a mournful, a melancholy ia mortality. Bitterer tears, however, will flow enrer them, than wtre ever shed over the monuments of Roman or Grecian art; for they will be the remnants ef a mare glorions edifice than Greece or Rome ever saw, the edifice of constitutional Ameri can liberty. Daniel Webster. ggy A story ia t-ld of a hard shell Baptist missionary iu Medina, who has become mixed up in laud speculations ia Minnesota. Oa entering the pulpit re cently, he annonncsd to his congregation, at the opening of divine service, thai hia text would be found iaftt. Paul's epistle to the Mintiesotiaas, section 4, range t, west. 11 J m