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HANS A A EARF1ART, Attorneys ut Law, Pome roy,Ohli. All business entrusted -to thoir i-nrc ; il rvcelvu prompt attuntlou. Sov.3, '5i PHYSICIANS. 1K. H. C." WATKKMAN otfurs Ills professliinal r- J viees to thecituens or Kuuanu ountry. nd surrounding nov. i ni.. bankers; HATHBUKS, Bankers, Front-street JySOOni Pomeroy.O. UltY GOODS OLOTHINO. V BRANCH & CO., Ocnlcrsln Dry Goods, Grocer-, r - i... HurtiwMrti. uuuenswaru. vwu. .. ( ,urt itrei-t, three iroors unove u coti.u. I omoroy.O. of Prout, tT HUH, Duulur in Fancy u4 hUiple ur VV. Goods, Gro.erles, Hardware, -";' .. ii...- ...,i !... .mil MiinsHiid Boy's l lolh- ' 'nr.,r..f Frimt and Court Htreots, PoniBrov.O. l'LANINO.MAOHINliS,JC. t KO WLK V oc tU V IH, on Kugar Kuu, Pomeroy, have V their Pliuiintlifiiehiiie In (roed ordor mid eiinsuiii nperntUn. FldorWg, wather omiug, oastantly nn hand, to All orders. I J LAO KSMITHUNO. - m IIMUMHUKV. Hliicksiiiith, In his new luiild Ohlo. f Inr, back of the Buns: building, Pomeroy Jab Work of allklmta, Morse-snoeing, wlthiieatness uud dlspntyh. exueuted Jim 30. PAINTERS AMD OL.VZIERS. 1 I.VM.lX, Piiiiilcr uud Ulair, west side Court ' . street, fourth. door above Court, Poni'Tiiy, O. S A-l" I) I. K R Y . H. HA.MPTOX & CO. dadille ami Harness .Man- ufurtiiror, Front streot, ojiposile the now Bank ing Houso. ; AMfcN WKIGHT. ShXh.i and Hurn.iwH .Maker. Shop over Bluck und Katlilurii'slore.ln Hiillniid. 0. con "f e t 1 N K 11 H MlllKHO'rrOM'H Grocerv and Confectionery, , Wt side of Court street. Pomnroy, O. sept 111 W A O O N M A K I N G. Hi P. CKOSBIE, wagon makers, Mulberry street, Pomeroy, 0..over F. K. Humphrey's shop. Hav ur had long experience hi the business, they are ena bled to exeeute, in a neat and substuntlul inunner. nil rders for wngoiw, buirgiei". carriages&c.,, on short aotice, and at reasonable terms. DENTIS T R Y . DC. WHAI.KY.Kurgeon lVntist. Huminur's bulld- Ing3nd Story, Rutland street. Middlepnrt. t). All sperm ions pertuining to I he profession promptly per fumed. residence, if Heo. 10. desired. AO. PHll.MPS, 1. II. 8., (Graduate of the Cln- cinnali Dental College, and ten years In prae (toe,) otfershls professional services to the citizens of omroyandv(ciiilly. OPFICF, At presont with l)r. Bing, formerly the Kxehange Bank Office, faull 5T. HOTELS. S. HOTKl,, AND STAGE 0FF1CK, rourdoorsbe- low the Rolling Mill, Pomeroy, Moigs county, O MJ A. Webster, Proprietor. n37 1H55. TANNERS & CURRIERS ft F.OKGK MfQUIGG&Co. Tanners and Currier - Butternut street (on Sugar Rnn.) Pomeroy.O. MANUFACTURES. POMEROY R0LMXGMILI,C0MPA5Y,have con stantly nn band and make to order, a superior quality of Iron of all sixes. Orders promptly exe cuted, by application to the Agent at the Mill, or to Jan. 13, '58 1-ly L. P. POTTER, Cincinnati. "tOALPORTRAI.T COMPA5Y Office In Cooper's CJ Building Coslport, O. Rait for Country Betail, Thirty-Five cents per bushel. irauo, OHRAK RUN SALT COMPANY. Pomoroy Salt O Twonty-flve cents per bushel. Office near the Fur C.GRANT, Agent TJOMEKOV SALT COMPANY, Pomeroy, O. Salt for -a. sale at Thlrty-flve cents per Trade. ' bushel, for Country DABNEY SALT COMPANY, Conlport. Salt for sale at 35 cents per bushel for country trade. ; STOVES' AND TINWARE. WJ. PR ALL, Mannfactnrerof Tinware, and Peal- er In every variety of Stoves, etc., opposite the Court-house, Pomerov. MI M.S, Af lDDLEPORT BASH FACTORY AN I) PLANING J.VA MILL. All orders In this line of business will be filled punctually, and at low rates, by address or applying to ly J. W. JONES, Mlddlcport. OTKAM RAW MILL. Front street. Pomerov, near 1 Karr'a Hun. Nisi R. Nyo, Proprietor. Lumber awed to order on short notice. Plastering lath con atanlly on hand for sale. June 3, IB50. OALRIDGE FLOURING MILL. Pomeroy, and J CrvsUI Flooring ring Mill. Co. Mill. Cos I poii rt. Murdock ft Nye, Proprietors. Cash paid for Whei heat at all times, rrVfJK.aVIf.f.K ".TRAM GRIST MILL. Nathaniel IV fttewart, Proprietor. Has been recently rebuilt. todls bow prepared to do good work on short nonce JEWELRY flKTKH l.AMRRF.CHT. Watchmaker, and Dealerln t Witches, Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Articles, Coort street, below the aew Bsnklng Honse, Pomeroy. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry carefully ropalred on aaen aetiee and reasonable terms. june-ij, WA. AICHER, Watehmakor and Jeweller, and wholesale and retail dsaler In Watches, Clocks, jewelry and Fancy Goods, Front-st., Ave doors shove Merchants' Hotel, Pomerov. Particular attention paid to repairing Watches, Clocks and Jewel nr. JulH INSURANCE COM PANIES: SCTIf A INSURANCE COMPANY, of Hardford. J. 12-1 Connecticut. O, Bransb, Ageat, Court-street, Pnmeror. jan 30 BOOTH AND SHOES. TWHITF.SinB, Mannfaetarernf Bontsaud Shoes, Front Street, three doors above Stone bridge. wsra,iwrbsqir,i7)i iteniisinsu, made I wdr. ...A MOTHER'S LOVE. I i . . It li the twilight hour; ' r The daylight toll la tln; And the lust rays aro departing . ''- ' Of the cold and wlntrysiiit. ' It is the lime when friendship' ' ' , Holds converse rairand fr; It is tho time when children , , , ' ' Dnuce round tho mother'a knee. . . ; But my soul Is faint and boavjr Willi a y.uriilng sad anil deep By the tlruslde lone and dreary . , 1 sit mo down and weep. -. Where arc y, merry ole, " '' , .., Whose clour aud blrd-llko tonei ... , -'' Some other ear now biesws, : Less anxious than my rtwnt ' '' Where are y, atupa of liarhtnosa. Which fell like olossoui abowaraf :-,r ' Where are yo, sonu'ls of luutlitor . , . i '. That cheered the fileasnnt honrsT' ' ' ' Through tho dim light, lw doltonf, .. ' ' Where my wistful glnnce foil, I ean see your picture hanging Against the silent wall: ' They gleam athwart tho dnrknesa With their swoot and changoluss eye. But mute are ye, my eliildron No voice to inliio replies. Whoroareyer Aro ye playing By the strangor'a klazlna; hearth; i Forgetting in your gladness Your old home's former mirthT Are ye dancing A re ye alngingY Are ye full of childish RleuY Or do your light hearts sadden With the memory of nisi Round whom. Oh, gentle darling;. Do your young arms fondly twine Does she press yo to her bosom Who hutb taken you from minef Oh, beys, the twilight hour Such a heavy time bath grown; It recalls with such deep anguiau All 1 usod to roll my own; That the harshest word that ever Was spoken to mo there Would bo trivlul would bo welcome In this depth of my diapalrl Yet, no; dispuir ahull eliik. not, While life mid love remain; Though thu weary struggle huunt mo, .' And my prayer be made In rain, Though ut limes my npirit fail me, And the biltor teur-drop fall; Though my lot be hard and lonely. Yet 1 hope 1 hope through all! Mtisrcllaucons THE GIFT ENTERPIUSE; OR, DRAWING A WIFE IS A LOTTERY. BY CARL CANTER. My name is Nathaniel Bugbee. Per haps you have seen me, at some time, standing behind the counter of my em ployers. Messrs. Haberdasher fc Co., who for five years past have been selling their goods at an alarming sacrifice! as the columns of the daily papers and a large placard iu front of the store have con stantly made known to an interested pub lic. As the un.intiatedjnight find it a diffi cult matter to understand how such away of doing business could be profitable to the firm, I will just whisper in confidence that the nlarming Bacriti a o uded ' to is always on the part of their customers. This, however, has no direct bearing upon my story. Let me only say in addi tion, while upon this point, that my salary, althongh large enough for my own main, tenance, precluded all thoughts of matrir mony in the present expensive style of liv itig. Therefore it may easily be. referred that I must cither resign yaelf not to marry at all or find some.one who to a heart superadds a fortitner The reader understands ray position sufficiently to understand the feelings with which. I rJ an advertisement of the fol lowing purport in the - papers some time since. The advertisement in question set forth the advantages of a certain gift enterprise in a neighboring city, enumerating a bril- utnt list ot prizes, closing with what do you think? No less than the hand of a young lady, together with twenty thousand dollais? 1 he conditions were that if upon acquaintance, either the young lady or the winning party fchoukl see lit to decline the matrimonial alliance intended, the rejec ting parly should forfeit all claim to the twenty thousand dollars which should go to the rejected. lhe price of tickets in this tempting lottery was only two dollars ; Boston agents, Messrs. Shave fe Co., State street. Having fully made up my mind to invest, I called there on my way from dinner. 'Have you any tickets left? 1 inquired, with some anxiety. A lew, was the prompt reply. 'Will you ha e one?' les, l believe so. I accordingly passed a two-dollar bill to the clerk, and received a ticket marked 11,569. . 'Rather a high figure, I remarked, care lessly. 'Ifes,' said the clerk, 'the tickets are going off like hot cakes. They are in great demand among young men,' he said, smiling, 'borne take as many as fifteen or twenty to make their chance surer.' 1 was about, upon this hint, to follow their example, and purchase a few more, when 1 luckily reflected that a boarding bill due the next day would take up all my remaining available funds, and prudently denied myself. Dear reader, did you ever have a ticket in a lottery or gift entepnse? If so, you can understand my state of mind for the month which must intervene before the declaration of the prizes. I was contin ually speculating upon my chances of sue cess, and what I should do if, on being de clared the lucky winner of the first prize, l should nnd the lady whom 1 had won intolerable "ugly and unprepossessing. In such case would the sum of twenty thou sand dollars be sufficient to sugar the pill? I could not tell, but wisely conclu ded to wait until the alternative was really presented. In the meantime I was par ticularly observant of the pretty faces whom the placard An Alarming Sacri ficedrew to our store. I amused myself by picking out particular young ladies, and representing to myself the possibility rltnt. finm A nf r.ViAm vnirrVir. Via f.Via larlirwhn was to bring her inten twenty thousand dollars. Without dwelling upon , this I will only say thr 1 1 saw several who I should have been perfectly willing to marry at a less high figure. I am aware that some of my romantic young lady readers "Will -shake J their beads at this admission and brand rne I a mercenary fellow, with a heart not large I enough to be worth! having, i uut, my Aenr votino-' Indies, vou muflt remember that, as at that time X naa no particular in-1 tereat in any young laay, i was more jiKeiy to be influenced by the fascinations ot the I ex rfenerallv. and I venture to say, that if I had happened to meet any 01 you Detore I becamo acquainted with tie , present I Mrs. Bugbee, (be it known that I am roar- ried at last, ) there is oo . knowing what might happen. I can imagm Mrs. Bug-1 bee shaking in nor shoes at vne mere sup- thrown torwaraat tne same time, ana open position. , , in'i,,'"' -f,. ' ing. Ler arras i. the .vain endeavor to save 1 1 To proceed with bt 9tory. . The month heiself. jshe involuntarily ..cViRped ber op- slird slowrraway, rV'peTi pense do. I should acarotly dare to say how many mistakes tho pre-occnpied state oi mv minu leu me iu mane, nuuu us re- i turning to a customer seventy-five cents in change more than was due her, on which occasion my employer, the senior Mr. Haberdasher, severely remarked, that when I made such mistakes, I should take care to let them be the other side that while trivinc back too much chancre was highly reprehensible, giving back too little J would be a venial onense which he would readily forgive. I The month At length drew to a close, and 1 I, in an excited frame of mind, walked down to Messrs. bhave x tJo. s office in State street. The office was already full of anxious ticket holders, who were alter nately elated or depressed by their success or want of it. 1 was particularly amused by a scene which had just transpired be fore my own turn came. The applicant before me was a tall lady of thirty -nine or thereabouts, exceedingly spare, and very prim in her ways. I hough she did not recognize me, I remember to have been introduced to her on one occasion as Miss Charity Billings. She was the very mcture of a nnm, methodical old maid. and professed to have a very low opinion of all mankind, possibly because they had . s . . . proved so blind to her varied attractions. I confess I was surprised to see Miss Char ity in such a place, as I had supposed that the pomp and vanities ot this world, in' eluding, ot course, hi thy lucre, were as nothing in her sight. However appear ances are deceitful. Your number, ma'am? inquired the ready clerk. '5673, primly pronounced Miss Charity. The clerk consulted his list. When he oofced up, his face violently struggled to retain his gravity. 'You have drawn, ma'am,' said lie, 'an elegant rosewood cradle I - Miss Charity's face turned all colors, and her embarrassment was considera bly increased by a suppressed laugh, which her quick ears did not fail to catch. 'Where shall I send it? inquired the 61erk. Miss Charity looked undecided, but for tunately a person with speculation in his eye, stepped up and offered to take it off her bands at a reasonable rate. Miss Billings at once recovered her com posure, and prepared lierselt tor making the most of her prize, which she eventu ally sold to the man. Number 11,379! repeated I, taking my place. The clerk, alter a brief examination, seized my band with warmth. Sir, 1 congratulate your he exclaimed 'You are the fortunate winner of our fir8tprizer 1 went home on- my head or heels I am not quite sure winch not, however, until I had ascertained that the name of the voung lady whose hand l Dad won was Mhehnda ts!ackstone, and that she lived in .Coventry, a town in western JNew York. When second sober though came to my assistance, I could not help regretting the conditions of which I was to become the enviable possessor of twenty thousand dol lars. I reflected with a sinking heart that the lady might be as ugly as a Gorgon, in which case, she would of course, insist on mv nerforminf? mv cart of the contract. I at once petitioned Messrs. Haberdasher & Co., for a month s vacation, merely al leging that important business called me away, i could not help oiusmng, wnen l pronered the request, which led to mean ing looks being exchanged by the other clerks. None of them however were in my secret. (Jne pleasant morning in October, 1 tound myselt at - uswego, purchasing a ticket by stage to Coventry, which, as I uveiiiry, wntuu, at, x was toiu, was aistani some twenty mnes r .tlx a muf . l l . 1 . . - , . -1 irora mat uourisniutf city. xuo huiub . v... s-..r. ' - c .fL places on the route. Opposite me, in the stage sat a young rosy-cneeKea maiaen ot very attractive appearance She was sbme- what demure, withal, and only cast stolen glances at me, which I pretended not to see, while I, in turn, looked at her when ever I could get a chance. Whenever our eyes chanced to meet, they were instantly withdrawn. All this was very foolish, of course, but I may allege, in my own de fense, that my opposite neighbor, beside being exceedingly pretty, was the only presentable female in the coach. Close be side her was a spinster, ot 05 or there ahouts. with a nursed un mouth, and two flat sections of yellowish hair plastered to each cheek. Her nose was long and thin, while she herself was lankness personi- fiorl Arid in thin 11 rmip of Mm rwt.flrlfl and you will imagine the beauty beside Wwahirrhtened bv the contrast. Tr.r nnnfiArfirl. howpver. to Toe Home acquaintance between them, as I observed the young way speaking lamuiariy wiin W 1as rustifl eomnanion. whip.h m war ririinrr was rough and hubbly. In parts it in clined to one side, so that one part of the coach was. lifted higher tban the other. On one of these occasions the inequality was further increased by the wheels at the upper end passing over a stone. The jolt was sucu that the passengers were all vio- lently, precipitated to onq Bide of the coach, and I, much to my surprise, but not int. an tq mj displeasure, iouna my pretty neiirhbor . ocDosite seated in mv Ian. I maue noi ine teaei enori ,uj re neve myeeu irom ine nnexpecieu Duruen. uui ine young lady, bait blushing, hall laughing,, with- drew as quickly as possible froni her em- DarraBBiDg preuicameni..,. , , looking about, I observed that a gentleman at nay side, , a bluer, stout gentleman, was in a state ot. ludicrous perplexity, , The spins ter, wbom, I have mentioned, bad been uefelvoor around tho it,jk. r In her bewilderment she did not immediately re- lease her hold, but uttering a succession oi uibiciiilt enrifna, wiiivu urat. innrineu. and finally convulsed with secret laughter all the passengers. Fortunately for us, we were near the end of our journey. My opposite neighbor and her companion got out at a neat two story brick bouse, nbout half a mile from the hotel at which I stormed. After passing the night comfortably at the Coventry Arms, 1 inquired of the landlord, in the morning, if he could in form me where Miss Ethelinda Blackstone resided In a brick bouse, about half a mile from here.' was the renlv A two story Dnck hous with lilac a. 1 ' si bushes on Either side of the gate?' I in quired That is the place.' I at once jumped to the joyful conclu sion that my pretty stage companion was the lady to whose hand, I could urge so strong a claim I dressed myself carefully, and about ten o clock, armed with a letter of intro duction from the President of the Gift En terprise, walked over to the brick bouse. My modest knock called to the door my pretty stage companion. A blush of rec ogniiion showed that I Stammering out something' about the beauty ot the morning, I delivered my let ter, and accepted an invitation to take a seat in the parlor., My inamorata left me, to read the letter in private Meanwhile, I began to feel the embar rassment of my position. Nevertheless I determined now that l had taken the hrst step, not to faint or falter, with such a prize in view. On the walls of .the little parlor were various neat and tasteful draw- . .... . i . e , . ings, attesting tue b&m oi ray late compan ion 'Wliile I 'was' buSTTyfcccnpied in exam ining these, the door opened, and admitted the spinster. I knew her instantly, by her long nose ana yenowisn nair, 'Mr. Bugbee? she 6aid I bowed 'I am Mis3 Eihelinda Blankstone, to whom vour letter was addressed I was petrified' It was the aunt, then, and rot the nieceywhoec virgin hand I bad won. In my dismay and perplexity I with difficulty ejaculated that 1 was glad to make her acquaintance I feel, Mr. liugbeo," Said the spinster, casting her eyes down in modest confu sion, 'that this meeting is on both sides an embarrassing one. As we may both desire to become better acquainted, may I ask your company to tea, this evening? UU1 aUUl 1 1J OIA, Hastily accepting the invitation, I seized my hat, and in a very unhappy frame of mind returned to the hotel 'If it had only been the young lady, 1 thought, 'I should have been delighted, but I never, never, can make up my mind to wed this antiquated spinster. A bun died thousaud dollars would not tempt meY I took tea at the bouse of Miss Ethe linda. The young lady, Miss Carrie Blackstone, who proved as I suspected, to be the niece of the elder lady, was very demure ; and I could now and then detect a mischievous glance from her black eyes as they rested in turn on her aunt and myselt. She said little, but left the bur den of the conversation to us. As might be supposed, it was precise, formal, and heavy Alter tea we walked out, I was lorced . - ..... . . to offer my arm to the spinster while .Miss uarrie very uemureiy tnppeu oeinim. How long will this farce be kept up: thought I, sighing. 'I am very much afraid Miss Ethelinda will throw the bur den of reiection upon me. bhe appears . , f." tn 1,0J lBt IU linVO LtlA.t:U aiAUVT w v w mom , , ,, . my luckl' i . . . .. , . i i 1 groaned in spirit, but had to preserve outward appearance o( cheerfulness. 1 w-r1 rvn m with 7 - "5" T' ' iavor, wnue sue oecauio mure suu muic distasteful to rae, more especially as I was already deep in love with her niece. Hith erto I had no opportunity to speak in pri vate with the latter. It so happened that at this time, on one of my daily calls, I found the elder lady absent. Carrie as sured me that she would be in soon. Ac cordingly nothing loth, I decided to await in her company the return ot her aunt. ; Before the interview was over, so unu- sually bewitching proved my companion I blundered out my love. . 'I I thought,' said ehe blushing, 'that " was my aunt that mat you- I I very earnestly assured her that al though I had the highest esteem for her aunt, I loved only her that I, was per- fectly willing to resign all claim to the twenty thousand dollars that no amount " uuj, ----- v heart that love outweighed every other I consideration and much more to the same effect. . Since you set so high a value upon this hand,' said she, frankly placing it in mine, 'I yield it to you freely ; the more freely that you will not be compelled to make the sacrifice vou anticipated jn claiming it. It Is myself, and hot' my aunt to whom your letter was addressed.' 'But your name is Carrie, said I be wildered. 'My full name is Carrie Ethelinda,' was her reply; 'although 'to distinguish me from roy aunt, I am usually called the first.'.' ; 'But I was led to suppose that your aunt' . 'Will you pardon the deception?' said Carrio, smiling. , I. feared that it was my money, and not myself, w inch would prove tlie "greater ' attraction, and I persuaded hay aunt to1 personate the heiress. Here she comes.' The 6Din8ter. who anneared in a more amiable tight,: nnS.tliat tijKAS Mtlsed she had no designs upon my band, .very cheer fully gave lier consent to my engage ment with her niece. A month after ward we were married. Moral Money is but a sorry substitute for lore; but if one is bent on "selling him self, let hini make sure of the price. 1'ractlcal J'rcucliiuK. fllere is ft capital paragraph from Henry Ward Beecher; "We have no doubt that a rigorous landlord, having sharked it all the week, would be better pleased on Sunday, to doze through an able Gospel sermon on Di vine mysteries, than to be kept awake by a practical sermon that, among other things, set forth the duties of a Christian landlord. A broker who has gambled on a magniticeut scale all tho week, does not go to church to have his pratical swind ling analysed and measured by the "New Testament spirit." A merchant whose last bale of smuggled goods was safely stored on Sunday night, and his brother merchant, who, on that same day swore a false invoice through the custom-house they go to church to hear a sermon on faith or angls, or the resurrection! They have nothing invented in these subjects; they expect the minister to be bold and or thodox. But if be wants respectable merchants to pay ample pew rents let him not vulgarize the pulpit by introducing commercial questions. A rich christian brother owns largely in distillery, and is clamorous against letting down the pul pit to the vulgarity of temperance ser mons. Another man buys tax titles, and noses about all the week to see who can be slipped out(of aeglected lot. A merchant that plies his craft with unscrupulous ap pliance of every means that wins, he too wants "doctrine" on the Sabbath, not those secular questions. Men wish two departments in life; the secular and relig ious. Between them a high wall and opaque is to be built. They wish to do what they please for six long days. Then stepping the other aide of the wall, they wish the minister to assuage their fears, to comfort their consciences, and furnish them a clear ticket and assurance for heaven. By such shrewd management, our modBrn financiers are determined to show that a Christian can serve two mas ters, both God and Mammon at the same time." Siun.ll Talk. But of all expedients to make the heart lean, the brain gauzy, and to thin life down into the consistency of a cambric kerchief, the most successful is the little talk and tattle, which, in some charmed circles, is courteously styled conversation. How hu man beings can live on 6uch meager fare how continued existence in such a fam ine of topics and on such a short allow; ance of sense is a great question, if phi losophy could only search it out. All we know is, that such men and women there are, who will go on from fifteen to four score, and never a hint on their tomb stones, that they died at last of consump tion of the head and maramus of the heart! The whole universe of God, spreading out its splendors and terrors, pleading tor their attention, and thev wonder "where Mrs. Somebody got that divine ribbon to her bonnet?" The whole literature, through its thousand trumps of fame, ad juring them to regard its garnered stories of emotion and thought, and they think, "It's high time if John intends to marry Sarah,, for binv to pop the question I" When, to be Sure, this frippery is spiced with a little envy and malice, and prepares its small dishes of scandal and bits of de traction, it becomes endowed with a slight venomous vitality, which does pretty well, in the absence of soul, to carry on the ma chinery of living, if not the reality of life. E.r. Whipple. , . aaj i s TiiAVELrsa on the Plains. A recent traveler across the plains says, one of the most curious obieuts that attract attention are the bleached buffalo skulls whitening the wayside. ' Many are the names and bulletins penciled on them; and on con tinually reading, one Degins 10 learn tne biography of those in front, and feel an interest and companionship in theirjprog- ress. ' Perhaps we 6atch up with another train; we all chat together; names drop out. "Oh, says one, "1 know your name; I read it on a buffalo head three weeks ago; you're from , are you not?" Sometimes one reads short camp anec dotes, or accidents, such as "Woman shot to-day ' by her husband taking his gun loaded into, the wagon not expected to recover;" and then, "Woman shot on Thursday, doing well." . JTJ3 It should not be forgotten that two of the eminent men who sat in Mr. Polk's Cabinet . with Mr. Buchanan, oppose strongly the Lecompton swindle. R. it Walker was Secretary of the Treasury, and George Bancroft was Secretary of the Navy under Mr. Polk, when Mr. Bu chanan was Secretary of State. They both condemn in strong and emphatio terms Mr. Buchanan's treason to Democ racy, in attempting to crystalize into law the frauds of the Border-Kuffians. '' '. i i ' From the Cincinnati Oato'tte. , AStraisgo Iliuory. ; Fiction has her mnrvelous heroes, but now and then some plain creature of every day fact surpasses them in romantic, ad venture. ... ' In 1855, a young 'man was arrested at Cleveland, on a charge of ppssing coun terfeit money, and on evidence which many thought insufficient, was convicted and sentenced to the Penitentiary, lid was brought to Columbus aud incarcerated ; but it was not long before be effected 1 1 is escape and successfully eluded pursuit. Ho fled without daring to show himself to any one, until about thirty miles . from the city, when, spent and 'famished, ho ventured tpipply. at a house rather remote from others, for shelter and fodd.". Both were promptly afforded him.' The poor woman who dwelt there alone with her two children, wns true to the generous instincts of her nature, and admitted tc hearth and board not the escaped convict, but the weary, hunted, hungry wretch, who claimed from her that boon 'Which all the liar-py lo -jnliBprT owa." He rested and refreshed himself , and when be again sot forth upon bis wander ings, she gave him a 6uit ot citizen s clothes. Thus disguised, be traveled northward, until within a short distance of Cleveland, when he obtained woik, and earned forty dollars, which he sent to tl e woman who had saved him. lie then went to New York, engaged in business, and prospered. Still he remembered his benefactress, and recently she received from him three hundred dollars. The truth, meanwhile, came to light. It became apparent that be was guiltless of the crime with which he bad been charged, and had suffered for a sin he bad never committed. A petition signed by the Judge who had passed sentence upon him, the jury which had found him guilty, snd sixty-six mem bers of the Cuyahoga bar, and authenti cated by the members of the Legislature from that county was sent to the Gov ernor, praying for the pardon of the es caped convict. Here a difficulty arose. lie could not be pardoned as long as be was not in the custody of the State. He was communi cated with, and came to Columbus, within a few days past, and gave himself up to the Warden of the Penitentiary. He was once more placed in the prison, and the key turned upon him. There bis pardon wns handed to him, and he came forih not more guiltless than be fore but certain in his liberty nnd the es teem of his fellow men. Chispa. New Game. "Godey's Lady's Book" has the last "social game." Here it is: A small piece of stick lighted atone end, aud the blaze is blown out, leaving the sparks. It is then passed from one of the company to the next on his right hand, and so 011 round the circle, each one saying, as he hands it to his neigh' bor, "Jack's alive." The player who holds the stick when the last spark dies out, must consent to have a delicate moustache painted on bis face with the charred end of the stick,- which is then relighted, and the game goes on. Should the wearer of the moustache, have Jack die a second time on his hands, and im perial, whiskers, or exaggerated eyebrows may'je added to bis charms. While Jack is in a lively condition, with bi3 6park in fine brilliant order, be is passed carlessly from one player to another; but when he shows symptoms of dying it is amusing to see how rapidly be changes hands, for each player is bound to receive him as soon as his neighbor pronounces "Jack's alive." In case the moustache decorations are objected to, a forfeit may be pai l in stead, by those who hold "Jack dead." Suggestions to Youno Men. In the course of my travels, 1 havo seen many a promising and nne young man gradually led to dissipation, gambling, and rum, merely by the want of means to make a solitary evening pass pleasantly. I ear- npstlv advise nnv vouth who ciuits ihat j j j . abode of purity, peace and delight, his pa ternal home, to acquire a taste lor reading and writincr. At even place where he may reside long, let him study to make his apartments as attractive and comfortable as possible ; for be will find a little extra ordinary expense, so bestowed at the be ginning, to be economy at the end ; let l-im read books in the language of the place in which he lives : and above all, let him never retire without writing at least a page of original comments on what he has seen read and heard in the day. This habit will teach him to observe and discrimi nate ; for a man ceases to read with a des ultory and wandering mind, which is utter waste of time, when he knows that nn ac count of all the information which he has gained must be written at night. Clay ton's Sketches of Biography. jCSTPreB. H. C. Kimball, Mormon elder, made an "able and eloquent" speech in the Salt Lake tabernicle, Nov. 8lh, r7, opening with the following striking and polished paragraphs, as we read in the ver batim report: , "I am almost a good mind to talk a lit tle that is if you want 1 should, but 1 cer tainly do r.ot want to without you want 1 should: and then, aeain, ill really felt like it, I woutd talk whether you want that I should or not." , 3"Some rarties seem to be trying to change the Democratic creed about the ad mission of new States. Itused to read: "New StateB shall be admitted, witii or without slavery, as the people of the State may desire." The new version reads "New States shall be admitted, with or without the consent of their people, as Convrets mav desire. -Louisville Dcmm- rrat. . Touchliiij; Incident. . , The Columbus , correspondent of t tho Painesvillo "Telegraph," in a letter dated March 8th, relates the following! ' A nice little "scene" took place at th e Penitentiary, recently, of which I will try to give the rcaderes of the "Telegraph" some notion. A few. years since there wa sent to that Institution from Hamilton County, for a long terra of years, on the charge of burglary, an old Polish exile; an old man who bad fought bravely for bis country and liberty. In this land of etran gers, and with no friends, the old man had never for a moment entertained the idea of release, and patiently was toiling through. his weary; months. -Some facts havo recently .come to light, ns , 1 bear the rumor, jaljowing. tb.at the oldjman was nor guilty of the crime charged upon him". At any rate, the Governor decided upon his pardon, and Saturday afternoon, Gov. Chase's daughter, n fair and noble girl of seventeen or eighteen summers and who in her person prays that the gener ally acccrtecl truth that "great men never have great sons," does not reach to dauffh ttrt takes the pardon and makes her way to the Prison. Without intimating her mission she desires the Warden to ask tke old Polander, wboHe name I have now forgotten, to come to the sitting room. The old roan, his bead white with the ac cumulated bu rden of years ar.d trouble, wns not long in answering the summons, for who, thought he, in nil this world could ask for him. The pardon w ns yet in bis trembling band! Oh! then the joy. It was all so unexpected and enme through 6uch hands! The old hero fairly capered for joy. He could scarcely find words among his broken English through which to tell his thankfulness. Ah, it was a blessed scene for those who had the joy ful privilege of looking on. The fair and modest heroine, I know, will shrink from this public recital; butonecannot well for bear telling so beautiful an event. Why Cousin3 Should not Mashy. In the Annual Report of the Superintend ent of the Kentucky Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, we find tho following conclusive argument against the marriage of cousins: "Prom ten to twenty per cent, of deaf mutes aro tho children of cousins. It is greatly to bo regretted that the law for bidding the marriage of first ccusins did not pass the recent Legislature. These arriages are violations of thi laws of nature, as is evidenced by the afflictions visited in almost every case upon their offspring in denfness, blindness and idiocy, and ought to be a violation of human laws also. The Commonwealth baa the clear right to protect itself against these ill-starred matches, whoso ollspring it has to stistain, too frequently for life. It may be hoped that this important subject will not escape the action of our Legisla tors many years longer. It is confidently believed that by forbidding marriages of this kind, and by proper attention and care of infants laboring under the diseases stated, the number of deaf mutes in tho community might be diminished one-half in a generation. Prater for the Ouio Legislature. The following praver, first used by a Chaplain of the Indiana Legislature, is recommended for the General Assembly of Ohio: "And, Oh Lord, Lave mercy on our Legislators. Bo with them nnd bless them, even if they know Thee not. Spare their lives, and teach them to glo- rily ihj- name. Hasten them to their homes, where they may direct their at tention k good works and general useful ness amongjheir families and neighbors. Jiiay me people resolve to keep tnem there, and in future to elect men of sound moials and temperate habits, so thU good may hereafter result from Legislation. Save the good people of the State from the disgrace which must follow if the s.'imn crowd should again come here to make laws. Hear us, Lord, and prayer. Amen." grant our Hints to Married Men. Peppergrnss says tliHtif be stays out late atnight, and wishes to avoid a scolding or curtain lec ture from Mrs. P., he generally waits out till the "we sma' hours avont the. twal." when the anger of his better half subsides into fears for his personal safety. Ha goes out "on business," with a promise to be home at nine Half past nine, Mrs. P. uneasy; ten, aggravated; half past ten, positively enraged, and rehearses to her self an address for j,Peppergrass rppe cial edification, tilling with cutting re proaches ; eleven, vague easiness, accom panied by nn indefinite fear that "some thing must have happened ;" half past eleven, nervous apprehension, tears tiike place of withering glances ; twelve o'clock, unendurable suspense. If she only knew the worst ; one o'clock, is completely worked up, has the "conniption," and ia about going off the handle, when Tepper gra6S arrives, throws herself into bia arms, overjoyed to see him, as she was so afraid some accident must have happened to him. AuffUfta Ditpatch. The lovely rarely of the Sister There is something in the name, and its utterance fails to call up the warm affections gentle heart. The thoughts that circle round it are all quiet, beautiful and pure. Passion has 110 place with its as sociations. The hopes and fears of love, those strong emotions, powerful enough to shatter and extinguish life itself, finds no home there. The bride is the star, tho talisman of the heart, the diamond above all price, bright and blazing in the noon day sun; a sister, the gem of milder light cnlmns th mellow moon, and set in a coronet of pearls.