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J . . VOLUME III , J ' 1 .-. V , :. . : V POMEROY, MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1860. OTMBElt 11
BS KIND TO THE LOVED ONES
;:;;, AT HOME. , ''
kind to thy father, for when thou vert young,
- Who loved thee so fondly as lie? tongue,
' lie caught the first accent that fell from- thy
And joined in. thy innocent glee. -Be
kind, to thy father, for now he is old, .
:' His locks intermingled with gray; , '. :
His footsteps are feeble, onoe fearless and bold
'"' Thy father is passing away'. , V- . t. ,
e kind to thy mother, for low on her brow
' May traces of sorrow be seen; ' . , - '.
-KM well may thou cherish her now,'. '.' . :' M
. -.' For loving and kind hath she been. '' :'--(lJe
kind to thy mother, for you she will pray
As-long as God giveth her breath;' way,
With accents of .kindness then cheer her lone
r' '"Eren to the darkWttCy of deaths
J t?S3 P-t lft??V3 f death
B kittd toihy brother, for his1 heart will Wave
If the srAile from thy lips be withdrawn '
j.The flower of feeling will die at their birth,
If the dew of affection be gone.
Be kind to thy brother wherever you are,
The love of a brother will be
An ornament purer 'and richer by far, ,
. Than pearls from the depth of the sea.
Be kind to thy Mister, hoi many doth know
-s" The depth of true sisterly love, '
Thewealth of the ocean lies fathoms below
The surface that sparkles above. ' "
Belund'tothyjrather once fearless, and .bold,
Be kind to thy mother, so near, , , cold,
Be kind to thy brother, don't think thy heart
" Be kind to thy sister, so dear.
Frm Owen's "Footfalls."
TKVS TpKT OF THE SVPEMaTUBaL
" 3fc 'ioiber t ruce iginally descend
3ed ironi some branch of the Scottish
family f that name, was born, in hum
ble yscunistances, about the close pt the
last jentary, at Torbay, in the South of
England,. and there bred up to a seafar
ing life. ..1.r,i)i,.,i,',r.i,r '
; When atooufc. thirty years of age,, to
wit- in the year. ,,1828, fie. was first mate
of a bark. trading between Liverpool and
St. Johns, Mev Brunswick . - "-:'M
On one of her voyages bound 'west
wardy being tten some five or six weeks
out, and hairaaigeared 'the eastern por
tion of Newfoandland,-' the Captain and
inate; h'ad been n deck at noon, taking
an, pbservatioh "f the sun; after which
they both descended to calculate that
day's wort; ' "r . ,
The babin, a small bne,as! immedi
ately "at the stern -of. the vessel, and the
short! stairway t descending to it ran
athwart ships. ' Immediately opposite to
this stairway just beyond a small square
landing, there .Were two dobrs close .to
each other, the one opening &t into the
cabin, the other fronting the way into
the : state-room.1 he desk in the state-;
room was in. the forwatd part of it, elose
to the door; so that oneeitting at it and
loekin over his shottlder could look
into the cabin.
The mate, absorbed in his calculations,
which did not result as he had expected,
varyingconsiderably from the dead-reckoning
had, hot noticed the. Captain's mo
tions. , When he had-completed his cal-,
eulations, he called out. without looking
.around.v; J make our latitude and lon- i
gitude so and ;Sori Caii ,; that be right?
How, is yours?" iilu -5
Receiving nd replyj-he repeated his
question,;.' glancing over his shoulder,
. and perceiying, as he thought, the Cap
tain busy writing on his slate.. ? SU no
answer. 4 Thereupon he rose, and,, as he
fronted the cabin door, the figure he had
mistakes for the Captain raised his head
and disclosedoto the astonished mate the
features' of an entire stranger. '
Bruce was no toward; but aa iei met
that fixed gase looking directly, at him
in grave silence, and became assured that
it .was no pnewhbin he" had ever seen be
fore, it waa-too much) for him; and in
stead of stopping to question the seem
ing .intruder,; he "rushed ubn deck .in
sucUeyideht'alarW-that it lnsjhabtly ' at
. traipted1 the Captain's attention. .fWhy,
"Mr Bruce,y said the latter, "what is the
matterwith you?"' : 1 : - " ' '"'
'"The matter, sir? Whbisthatat youir
desk?" . . k ;j . r
-"No ene that I know of." . 1 '
' "But there ii sir,' there'fr ' a ' stranger
there:" . "
"A stranger! J Why,' man,' you must
be dreaming;' f You 'must have seen the
Bteward. there, or the second mate! ' Who
else' wottld venture Jown without orders?"
' 'iBuij 'sirhe was sitting in your arm-
chir, fronting the doorv writing on your
iSiate, J. hen he looked up tull. in my
fac;3knd: if I Baw a inan plainly and dis
tinctly; iff this world, J saw jiiw.
Hiil whom?:'.. : .. , 't v
God knows; sir; I , don't. . I saw
naTiana a man I had never saw in my
life before, ji.-.n ''! h: r.s
VXou must be going crazy, Mr.,Bruce
etraneer and we nearly six weexs
UI know, sirj but then I saw him."' "
'Go down and see who it is."
Bruce hesitated;' f "I never was a be
iieven in gho8ts,V he said, "but, if the
ttruth 'must be . told, sir I'd rather not
face if alone." . . .
"Corner come, man. Go dtwn at once,
ind don't make a fool of yourself before
ahe crew.;, ,,. ,a ,M,
'I hoMyoo'ye always found me wil
Jing to do: what's reasonable," Bruce re
plied, changing color, "but if its all the
fame to you, sir, I'd rather we should
jjoth go down together." '
' The Captain descended the stairs, and
the state followed him. Nobody in the
abin! - They examined the state-rooms.
.Not a .soul to be found! ' ' ' '
'Well, Mr. Bruce," sai the Captain,
ifdid not I tell you you had been dream
ing?" "It's all very well to say so, sir: but
if I didn't see that man writing on your
elate, ' may I never see my home and
family again." ; ; V
"AM writing on the alatel Then it
sho'd be there still.''. ;il And the Captain
took it up. .
"By God!" he exclaimed, "here'a
something sure' enough! , Is that your
writingj-'SIrBruce?. t, '
The tnate took the Blate, and there in
plain legible characters, stood the words,
"steer to tne IN or West!" ''
"Have you been trifling with me sir?"
auued the Captain in a stern manner. '
"On my. word as a man and as a sailor
-ur, replied Bruce, "I know no more of
this matter than you do. I haye told
you the exact truth."
5The Captain sat down at his desk, the
slate before him, in deep thought At
last, turning the slate over and pushing
it toward Bruce, he said, "Write down,
"Steer .to the nor 'west." . ;
: The mate complied, and the Captain,
after.narrowly comparing the two hand
writings, said"; ;"Mr. Bruce, go and - tell
the second mate to come down here."
He came, and, at the Captain's request,
he also wrote the same words. So. did
the steward. So in succession, did
every man of the crew who could write
at .all. , But not one of the various
hands' resembled, in any: degree, the
mysterious writing. - -;, v
When the crew retired the Captain sat
in deep thought. "Could any one have
bcen'stowed away?" at last, he said.
"The ship must be searched; . and if I
don't find that fellow he must bexa good
hand. at hide and seek. Order up all
.. .Every nook and corner of the vessel,
from stem to stern, was thoroughly
searcned, ana mat witn all tne eager
ness excited curiosity -tor the report
had gone put that a stranger had shown
himself on board; but not a living soul
beyond the crew was to be found. . ,;
Returning to the cabin . after their
fruitless search. "Mr. Bruce," said the
Captain, "what the devil do you make of
all this? ":
"Can't tell, sir. i"saw the man write;
you see the writing. . There must be
something in it.',' '
. "Well, it would seem so. We have
the wind free, and I have a great mind
to keep her away, and see what will
come of it." ; , :
1 "I surely would sir, if I were in your
place.. It's only a few hours lost, at the
worst." ' - ,
" Well,! we'll see. Go on deck and
give i the- course nor'west. ' And, . ' Mr.
Bruce," he added, as the nfate rose" to
go, "have a lookout aloft, and let it be a
hand you can depend on." ; ' , '
" His orders ' were obeyed; About
three o'clock the look-out reported an
iceberg nearly ahead, and, shortly after,
what he thought a vessel close to it. ,1 '
:: As they approached, the Captain's
glass disclosed the fact that it was a dis
mantled ship, apparently frozen to the
ice, and with a good many human beings
on it. Shortly after they hove to, and
sent out the boats to the relief of the
sufferers. r " " .,' ,
It proved to be a vessel from Quebec,
bound to Liverpool, with passengers on
board. " She: had got entangled in the
ice, and finally frozen fast, and had
passed several weeks in a most critical
situation, bhe' was stove, her decks
swept in'fact'i a mere wreck'; all , her
provisions, and almost all, her' water
gone; Her crew and passengers had lost
all hopes of being saved, and their grat
itude tor the unexpected rescue was pro
portionally great." ' ; .
As one 01 the men who- had been
brought away in the third boat thai had
reached i the wreck was ascending the
ship's side," the mate, catching a glimpse
of his face, 6tar ted back in consternation.
It was the very face he had seen three
or four hours, before, looking up at him
from the Captain's desk. ''"'
At hrst he tried, to persuade . himscli
it might be fancy; but the "more he. ex
amined the man the more sure he be-
came-that he-was right. "'Not -only the
face, but the person and; dress exactly
As soon as the exhausted cr,ew,and
fanijshedpassenger&were cared- for and
the bark on her course again, the mate
called the. Captain aside. , "It seems to
me thatwas not a gnostthat 1 saw to-day,
sir: the man's alive." ...... -:
What, do you mean? Who's aliye?V
' ''.'Why, 6if, one of the passengers we
have just sayed is the same man i T, saw
writing on your slate at noon. ' I would
swear to it in a court of justice."
"Upon my word, Mr, Bruce, replied
the Captain, "this is getting more singu
lar. Let us go and see thia man."
They found him in conversation with
the Captain of 'the Rescued' ship'. -: They
both came forward, and expressed in the
warmest terms, their gratitude for deliv
erance from a horrible fate-lpwrComihg
deatb Dy. exposure and starvation. -
The captain replied that' be had. but
done what he 'was certain" they .would
have done for b.im ' under the same cir
cumstances, and asked them, both to step
down in the cabin, then turning to the
passenger,; ne-aia, -j. nope, sir, you
will not thine 1 am trilling with you;
but I would be much obliged,;,to you, if
you would write a lew words . pn Ihis,
slate. . ; And he handed him the. slate,
with that side up, on which the mysten
ous WTWingf was not. "x. wui do any-
tning you ass, replied tne passenger;
"but what shall 1 writer "
"A few words are all I want.: Suppose
you write, Steer to the nor -west." ,
The passenger, evidently puzzled to
make out the motive for such request,
complied,, however, with , a smile. The
captain took up the slate and examined
it closely; then, stepping aside so as to
conceal the slate from the passenger, he
turned it over, and gave it to him again
with the other side up.
"You say that is your handwriting?"
said he. "
"I need .'not say so," s rejoined, the
btherj looking it it, "for you' saw"1 nte
"And this?" said the captain, turning
the slate over.
The man looked first at one writinc.
then at the other, quite, confounded.
At last,' "What is the meaning of this?"
said he. , ; "I only wrote one of these.
Who wrote the other?"
"That's more than I can' tell you, sir;
My mate here says you wnote it, sitting
at this desk at noon to-day. ,
The Captain of the wreck and the pas
senger looked at each other and exchang
ing glances of intelligence and surprise;
and the former asked the latter. "Did
you dream that you wrote on this slate?"
"No, sir, not that I remember."
. "You speak of dreaming, said the Cap
tain of the bark. What was this gentle
man about at noon to-day?"
"Captain," rejoined the other, "the
whole thing is most mysterious and extra
ordinary; and I intended to speak to you
about it as soon as we got a little quiet.
This gentleman," (pointing to the pas
senger,) "Jseing much exhausted, iell
into a heavyleep, or what seemed such,
sometime before noon. After an hour
or more he awoke and said to me.
"Captain, we shall be relieved this very
day. When I asked him what reason
he had for saying so, he replied that he
had dreamed that he was on board a
bark, and that she was coming to their
rescue. . He described her appearance
and rig; and, to our utter astonishment,
when your vessel hove in sight she cor
responded exactly to his description of
her. .We had not put much faith in
what he said; yet still we hoped there
might be something in it, for drowning
men, you know, will catch at straws.
As it turned out, I cannot doubt that it
was arranged, in soirfe Ihccpreltetfie
way, by an overruling rroviaence, so
that we might be saved. To him be all
thanks for his goodness to us."
''There is no doubt," rejoined the
other Captain, "lhat the writing on the
slate, let it have come there as it may,
saved all your lives. I was .steering at
the time considerably south 01 west, and
I altered my course to north-west, and I
had a look-out aloft, to see what would
come of it.' But you say,"; he added,
turning to the passenger, "that you did
not dream of writing on a slate?" .
"No, sir. I have no recollection
whatever of doing so. I got the impres
sion that the bark I saw in my dream
was coming to rescue us; but how that
impression came I cannot tell. There
is another very strange thing about it,"
he added. "Everything here On board
seems to me quite familiar, yet Iain
very sure I was never in your vessel be
fore. It is all a puzzle to me. . What
did your mate see?"
Thereupon Mr. Bruce related to them
all the circumstances above detailed.
The conclusion they finally arrived at
was, that it was a special interposition of
Providence' to save them from' what
seemed a hopeless fate.
The above narrative was communica
ted to me by Captain J. S. Clarke, of
the schooner Julia Hallock, who had
it directly from Mr. Bruce himself.-
They sailed together ' for seventeen
months in the years 1836 and '37; so
that Captain Clarke had the story frou.
the mate about eight years after the oc
currence. . lie has since lost signt 01
him, and does not know whether he is
yet alive. All he has heard of him since
they were shipmates is, that he contin
ued to trade to New Brunswick, that he
became the master of the brig Comet,
and that she was lost. 1
I asked Captain Clarke if he new
Bruce well, and what sort of a "man he
WaS? : - i: f ....:. .
"As truthful and straighforward a
replied he, "as l ever met in all
my lire, we were as, intimate as
brothers; and two men can't be together,
shut up for seventeen months in the
same 1 ship, without getting to know
whether they can trust one another's
word or not. He always spoke of the
circumstances in terms of reverence, as
of an incident that seemed to bring him
nearer to God, and another world. I'd
stake my life upon it that he told me no
lie; ! ' "' ''
In July, 1859. The Julia Hallock was then
lying at the foot of Rutgers Square, New York.
bhe trades between Ixew lork and St. J ago, in
the island of Cuba. The Captain allowed me
to use his name, and to refer to him as evidence
for the truth of what is here set down.
Inter-Stat Courtesies. ' - i : -
;The St.- Louisetcs well remarks that
one of the most illogical and inconsis
tent, but, at the same time, most delight
ful spectacles that has been witnessed
for many a year in this country, is the
friendly visit '. of , the" Legislatures of
Tennessee aud Kentucky to the Capitol
of Ohio. ' It is illogical and inconsistent,
because ' the visiting"' Legislatures of
Tennessee and Kentucky are Democratic,
while the visited Legislature of Ohio is
Republican. '.It is delightfuLasia proof
tnai tne ancient spirit 01 iraiernity De
tweeii the States of the center still exists,
and will continue to' 'exist, in " spite ' of
temporary obstructions by; sectional dis-
coras. ...-.;,' ...
v The Ohio folks '( treated their' "com
pany" with gerierbus hospitality, and
the . ''company'' appear' to have , been
charmed with their hosts; And yet the
ultraists and secessionists tell us that we
are on the eve of a disruption of the
Union that there is to. be perceived the
warning shudder of a political earth
quake,' that will break the Republic in
twain along the line of the Ohio river!
Can this be triid when two Southern
States go six hundred miles "to see"
Northern State? " Could men sit down
to the same table together, and click
their champagne glasses in toasts to each
other's health, if they were thirsting for
each other's blood? Could the Romans
and Carthagenians have feasted together
the night before Canse? Could Leoni-
das and his three hundred Spartans have
drank wine in the Persian camp the day
before Thermopylae? Could Crockett
and Travis have sat "cheek by jowl"
with Santa Anna on the eve 01 the car
nage of Alamo? No.:! : The .Legislative
visit to Columbus is an outward mani
festation of a spirit of friendship and
brotherhood that .has its birth -in the
common interests ana reminiscences,
and that cannot be quenched by transient
trifles. : The : border ' blave and Free
States are determined to cling together
and while the Republic remains sound
1 integral at the heart, we have no
fear i that the extremities will become
lifeless. Kanawha Republican.
What a Dear Little Heroine!
We find the following in the Memphis
Bulletin of the 17th. How sad and
touching, yet how beautiful is the lov
ing, heroic exculpation of the little
"On Friday afternoon a fatal accident
happened to a little girl, daughter of
Mrs. Colo, residing seven miles south of
this city, on the Hornelake road. The
little girl, whose age was seven years
was playing in the house with her twin
brother, when he in wantonness of sport.
seized a gun and fired at her; seventeen.
buck shot taking effect in her throat.
She immediately ran toward the door
where, meeting her mother, she ex
claimed, 'Brother didn't go to do it,' and
died almost instantaneously.
From the Clerelund Plaindealer.
Htwi from tine Col Oil Region Great Ei-
elttment in Pennsylvania.
-v.. 'v ' TiTusviLtK, Pa., Feb. II, 1860,
Editor of Hit. Plaindealer Sir: I am
now in this Oil City, situated in the oil
basin of Western Pennsylvania. I
think there are but few, if any, spots
upon the face of this globe that -will
surpass this region in productive wealth.
Even the great wells in the Burmahn Em
pire, near llagoon,' producing 400,000
hogsheads of this oil, will find a . rival
here. It would be folly at this time to
attempt an estimate of the value, pres
ent and prospective, of the oily treasure
that underlies this rough and apparently
barren country; barren in agricultural
products made up of rugged hills and
mountains, deep ravines and gulches,
covered up the sides and on the top with
hemlock' forests!" "Yet In spots
the hardy sons of toil, by dint of pa
tient industry, have made them to "blos
som as the rose."
The wholecountry for miles in extent
has every nook and crevice beneath, the
surface permeated by oil, oozing out at
every accessible point. In many places
even the rocks are injected with it.
Almost everything here is oleaginous.
There is oil on the hills, and oil in the
valleys! The whole country is oill oil!
Every rivulet and creek has its oil
springs; and all the people talk oil.
Their tongues are becoming mighty oily,
too, and it will soon be as proverbial
that the people here have licked the oil
ttone as licking the Blarney stone is pro
verbial of the Irish. ,
But return to our subject: this is
certainly a great spot of country; where
without a magician's wand a man's for
tune may suddenly be changed from des
titution and poverty to affluence and un
bounded wealth. Such facts are upon
record and will be of frequent occur
rence. The geology of the country is not un
derstood. There has been no survey,
hence the great source of this great
fountain of wealth is only conjectural.
It may remain so. It is enough for
those interested to know that it exists
and that the supply comes in great abund
ance. . ' . . !
, Practically it is f not necessary to
adopt the vague opinions of any one
much less that the globe . is a "roll of
oil" with the sliell cracked just here at
this particular place, Titusville, through
which the oil is leaking out.
The great center of the oil basin, at
this time, is regarded as verging to the
Alleghany river, embracing an area of
fifty miles in extent; having in the range
the mouths of French Creek, Oil Creek;
and Pithale Creek, and embracing the
river within this range as thefocal point.
The strong presumption is that the great J
welfc will be upon the river, within the
range of say, twenty miles aboye and
below the mouth ' of Oil Creek. Facts
and indications upon the surface and
rill, and do confirm this
X Tonng Lady with a Revolver Sneceis-
. : fill Pursuit of a Husband.
The Albion American relates thefol-
owing singular and
rather startling ad-
An engagement was enforced in the
town of xatcs, the . present week, in
rather a peculiar if not in an entirely
One Daniel J . Houseman removed to
Michigan from Yates some four or five
ears since; While residing in Michi
gan his wife died. , Subsequently he be
came acquainted with a young lady in
that State, and it is said made an ar
rangement of marriage with her. Be
that as it may he returned to Yates last
fall and has since resided there. :
On Tuesday evening last the Medina
stage carried a lady passenger to Yates,
who took quarters at Chamberlain's Ho
tel. She soon sent for Owen . D. Phelps,
and subsequently for Houseman. . The
latter obeyed the summons, and almost
immediately after his entrance into the
room was accosted by the lady, asked if
he was willing to perform his engage
ment. .At the same, time she drew a
six barrelled revolver, and pointing it
at him, stated she would give him the
contents if he refused. , U nder the in
spiration of the six-rshooter, added to the
charms of the lady, Houseman admitted
that he was willing, lhe instrument 01
death was immediately lowered, and the
couple were soon on their way to lhe rear
laence 01 tue iauier lEj-uuseuiaii. . it utm
then transpired was not known to our
Houseman is about 35 years of age.
The lady, whose name we did not ob
tain, is considerably younger.
The matter has excited unusual inter
est in that quiet town. (
Silver and Lead Mines in Mississippi.
The Macon (Miss.) Bacon says:
It has long been known , to the older
settlers of this county, that a mine of
silver existed somewhere in this region
of the country, but the exact locality
has, until of late, been artfully con
cealed. It was known to the Indians
before their removal, and they were often
seen with the precious metal in their
possession, but they stoutly resisted all
pale faces' attempts at persuading them
to reveal the secret. . In the hills about
Somerville, large cavities can at this day
be seen, the only and trustless result of
the white man s labor, but a son oi tne
Emerald Isle happened lately to put his
foot into it. lhe ore was sent to-jNew
x ork to be tested, and the result was a
yield of 63 per cent, of pure silver. The
discoverer took a bee-line tor Columbus
and entered the land. All the adjoin
ing lands, which were public, haye also
83?The followine paragraphs faith
fully represent quite too large a percent
of mankind. How much pleasure
such persons lose in this lite, to say
nothing of the amount of unhappiness
they directly or indirectly cause others:
A young man once picked up a sover
eign lying in the road. Ever afterward,
as he walked along, he kept his eyes
steadfastly fixed on the ground, in hopes
of finding another. And in the course
of a long life he did pick up at different
times a good amount of gold and silver,
and when he died a rich old man, he
only knew this fair earth of ours as a
dirty road to piok up money as you walk
Under Its Provisions in the Champaign
Court of Common Fleas.
The?. Urbana Citizen publishes a
lengthy report of a very interesting case
lately tried in that place, under the sev
enth section of "An act to provide
against the evils resulting from the sale
of intoxicating liquors," passed May 1,
185-k jJBy this section, the wife, child,
parent, guardian, employer or other per
son, who shall be injured in person,
property or means of support, by an in
toxicated person, has a right of action
against the party who sold the liquor, if
sold contrary , to law. In the present
cause, the plaintiff, Jane Brush, alleged
that she iwas the wife of one Reed Brush,
an intemperate man, and that the de
fendantlPeter Lawson, though cognizant
of life hablta.of her husband sold him a
pint of whisky on the 28th of April
last, in Violation of the law, with which
he became intoxicated, and in his
drunken fury chopped off the left foot of
the plaintiff. . In compensation for this,
she asked damages in the sum of $20,
000. The defendant denied the allega
tions, and introduced testimony to sub
stantiate his denials, and further offered
Co prove the immoral character of the
plaintiff, but the Court Parsons, J.
decided that evidence on the latter point
was inadmissible. The Court informed
the jury in regard to the issue between
the parties, and charged as follows:
In order to effect a recovery at all on
the part of the plaintiff, you are to be
satisfied in your minds, that the defend
ant sold the whisky to Reed Brush, con
trary to the statute. Now, a person may
lawfully sell intoxicating liquor in any
quantity, if the liquor is not to be drank
on the premises, or in any adjoining
building, provided it be not to a minor
without a permit, or to a person intoxi
cated, or in the habit of getting intoxi
cated. And even though you find that
the defendant did sell thl whisky to
Reed Brush, and that Reed Brush was in
the habit of getting intoxicated, still the
plaintiff will not be entitled to a recov
ery, unless it be shown to you that the
defendant knew that Reed Brush was in
the habit of getting drunk. It matters
not though he did sell, the whisky to
Reed Brush, and Reed Brush was in the
habit of getting intoxicated if the plain
tiff fail to prove satisfactorily to you,
that Lawson had" notice and knew of
Reed's habitual drunkenness, she is not
entitled to a recovery. . 1 j
. It also becomes necessary for the
plaintiff to prove that Reed Brush was
intoxicated at the time the wound was
inflicted. It is not necessary that it
should be proven that he was wholly un
der the influence of vhisky, for if a man
be dead drunk, he is incapable 01 com
mitting a wrong; if the brain and the
mind be so influenced and excited with
liquor, as that the party will take offense
at, and resent, and geek to inflict injury,
for matters that would otherwise pass
unnoticed, that is intoxication. You are
then to be satisfied in your minds, before
you render a verdict tor the plaintilt,
that the iollowing propositions are true,
viz: ,. ..
1st. That the defendant sold the
whisky to the plaintiff's husband.
"2d. That the husband of plaintiff was
in the habit of getting intoxicated.
3d. That the defendant was informed,
or knew of his habitual drunkenness.
4th That Reed Brush became intoxi
cated from such liquor. 1
And if in your judgment the plaintiff
has failed to prove any of these proposi
tions, you will return a verdict for the
defendant. -But if you find that the
plaintiff has thus far proven her case,
your investigations go farther. You are
then to inquire whether the injury com
plained of was occasioned by the intoxi
cation produced by the whisky sold by
defendant. If it be your opinion that
the throwing of the axe was the result
of the intoxication or- frenzied state of
mind, under which Reed Brush was then
laboring, you will return a verdict for
the plaintiff. But if you discover that
the injury: resulted from a quarrel pro
voked by the plaintiff at the time, then
you will return a- verdict for the defend
ant. . The amount of damages is left en
tirely with you. If you find for the
plaintiff, you will assess such damages as
you in your sound discretio may deem
right an proper. . , ,
The jury retired, and after a short con
sultation returned a verdicfc for the
plaintiff, assessing her damages at $5,000.
Leaving His Card.
One day, when Mrs. Partington was
out not in the usual acceptation of the
term, but when she was on a visit to
some neighbor's the minister called
upon, her, and upon her return, Mrs.
Partington found a delicate bit of paste
board upon her table. "What is that?"
said the dame, holding it up and looking
at it from various angles and holding
her head back as though she were sight
ing it by her nose and chin. "It is a
card, I guess," replied Ike, taking hold
of it and reading it; "yes it is one of the
minister s cards. "Oh you wicked
boy," said she, holding up her finger,
"how can you assassinate such a thing
against so good as man a that he plays
cards, though when I came to Boston
every body said I should find placards
at the very street corners." 'Tis his,
said Ike, "for here's his name on it."
Well, well, Heaven be good to us, re
plied she, for we are none of us any
better than we ought to be, aud some do
worse tnan playing cards. "It isa visit
ing card," urged Ike, clearing up the
mystery as the sun clears up a shower,
"and he s left it tor you. "How very
kind," said she, smiling; "I wonder what
St. Paul did for cards when he went
siting. How be must have suffered
for them." She placed the card in the
leaves of her old Bible, and Ike threw
his bran new cap at the cat asleep in the
shavings-basket. Boston Eve. Gaz.
Fruit Prospects In Ohio.
The Ohio Farmer, of Feb. 24, says
" vv e nave examined tne peacn buds m
the vicinity of Cleveland, and do not
find a single one hurt by the frost. If
the weather should prove favorable, a
good crop of all kinds of fruit may be
expected. Cherries promise well; and
plums, apricots, apples and pears, are
covered with blossom buds, that are of
course uninjured, and have not yet swol
TUB PRESIDENTIAL Q,rjESTIOS.
The latitude of opinion, which is at
once the glory and inconvenience of the
Republican party, is having its natural
effect at this time, in the matter of se
lecting 4 leader for the approaching cam
paign. While one portion see nothing
but disaster and defeat, in selecting a
man from within the party, a steady and
consistent opponent of slavery, and
whose influence has been devoted , to
the formation of the present wholesome
and formidable condition of sentiments
on that siibject, another class, equally
earnest, look with distrust an alarm at
the exercise of that policy, which, to se
cure present success, seeks 4o avail itself
of a sentiment,, though nominally anti
slavery, has never been identified in ac
tionr4f indeed in purpose, vith the. con
servative opponents of the institution.
The discouragement likely to result from
a cause of such apparent neglect of those
to whom we are indebted for our present
commanding position, they apprehend
will work a greater evil to the Republi
can party than an honored defeat a re
tirement from the contest in good order,
and in fidelity to our friends and princi
ples. On this subject, the New York
Evening Post, no mean authority, by the
way, holds the following sentiments :
After discussing the ends and aims of
the Republican party, it proceeds to say
that it "ought to select its Presidential
candidates from among its own men, and
not go outside of its own ranks under
any consideration whatever. -x. If those
opponents of the Administration who
have no stable organization of their own
are in earnest in what they profess, they
will have no difficulty in voting for such
men as we present. But if they insist
uponnir taking their men as the sole
condition of their votes, it will show that
they are not sincere in their cooperation,
but in fact had rather see the Demo
cratic party succeed than allow a truly
Republican Administration. To select
our ; candidates from among those who
labored so earnestly to defeat us in 185G,
would be degrading as well as suicidal.
If we are willing to have a man ; who
stands upon the same ground; as Fill
more, how can we justify ourselves for
not having voted for Fillmore the last
"But no real Republican is willing to
take the back track now, when the tide
of public feeling against the slave power
is so much higher than it was before. -If
the outsiders will vote with .us for our
men, give them all due credit, and let
them have for their reward the blessings
of a renovated government and a country
rescued from dishonor. If they will not
do this, they might better defeat us in
the election than destroy us after it,
which they would be sure to do if we
give the power into the hands of their
"With such men as Seward and Chase,
Banks and Lincoln, and others in plenty,
let us have two Republicans, representa
tive men, to vote tor. Let us have can
didates, first of all, who will unite and
consolidate our ranks, and prepare us for
further service. Better come out of the
campaign as we did last time, united and
consolidated, and iull oi confidence and
resolution, though defeated, than to win
a nominal victory, which shall leave the
power in the hands of those who have
no sympathy with us, and ourselves dis
heartened and demoralized."
From the Cleveland, Herald, 3d in St.
DIR. CLAY AT CLEVEliANU.
The ' Republican ' forces marshaled
themselves in immense numbers last
evening; at the Academy of Music, to
hear Cassius M. Clay. He carried the
entire audience with him, and repeated
bursts of applause testified to their en
thusiastic admiration. It would be im
possible to give anything like a report of
the speech, and we can therefore mention
but a few points in it.
He said that if slavery was, as is as
serted, the natural relation of capital and
labor, then barbarism was better than
civilization. He said the people who
took Mr. Buchanan with the belief that
he would be a conservative 'President,
had been duped. He characterized the
Kansas-Nebraska bill as the "source of
all our woes." ' He knew not how they
had so long borne with the author of
that bill, whom he compared to Esau of
old, (a great tool by the way,) only
Douglas had sold his country for a mess
of pottage, and then eat all the pottage
himself. The' political course of Mr.
Buchanan came in for some attention,
and his despotism was. shown up in all
its enormity in the Kansas wars. He
thanked God, however, that both Ken
tuckians and Yankees were there to up
hold the rights of the settlers. However
much the Southerners might decry the
anti-slavery opinions of the Northerners,
tney would come ana traae witn mem 11
they could do it to advantage. In ref
erence to Wise's threats of marching to
Washington and seizing the. Treasury
and the archives of the Government, he
said he could well believe they wanted
the money, but could not conceive for
what they wanted the archives, for when
, 1 t . 1 ?Al- Al
they were obtained, tne majority 01
Wise's democrats could not read them.
It had been threatened that if a Repub
lican Speaker was elected, the Southern
members would leave. When that event
occurred, they accordingly put on their
coats, picked Up their canes and rushed
off to the Treasury to get their per
diem. The last that was heard of the
slaveholders of Kentucky and Tennes
see, they were drinking Catawba, and
hallooing "hurrah for Chase." Im
mense applause and laughter.! Doug
las, he said, would yet make Buchanan re
spectable by contrast, which no other
man in America can do. it you want to
save the Union in 1860, elect a Repub
lican President, take possession of the
Government, and you will have saved it,
and made it worth saving worth living,
voting and dying for: Mr. Clay closed
with an earnest appeal to the Republicans
to be true to their principles.
. A young woman, named Mary
Graham, shot George Fitzhugh, the
overseer of a plantation in Hinds county,
Mississippi, on the 24th ult. Fitzhugh
had seduced the girl under promise of
marriage, and when asked by his yictini
to redeem his promise, he scoffed at her
petition, whereupon she drew a revolver
and shot him three times. He is not
expected to recover.
The New York correspondent of the
Charleston Mereury, tells the following
The matrimonial advertisements con
tinue to fill an ample space in the Herald
notwithstanding the damaging effect of
Mr. Hill's late revelation. ("Matrimo
nial Brokerage in the Metropolis.") A
factious fellow of my acquaintance, insa
tiate of female adventures, answered one
of these; advertisements the other day,
from two young girls, twins, Blanche and
Rose by name. His overture was ac
cepted, and he was requested by a return
note to call at a house in Sullivan Street.
The welcome billet was deliciously per
fumed and the writing in.' fancy-like
hand. , . .. . . ; .
;My - friend's" romantic chord , was
touched in the, face of his' long aud
wicked city experience, and straightway
he began to ; have visions of a ' pair of
blooming girls like two cherries on one
stem nothing less enchanting than the
original Rose and Blanche in Sue's
"Wandering Jew." With a selfishness
co-extensive with the male human spe
cies, he determined to have the monop
oly of both. He wentto the house, found
it a respectable-looking mansion, rapped
at the door, was admitted by the servant
on giving his name, (an assumed one,)
was shown up stairs into a prettily-furnished
room, and was told that the sis
ters would soon be in. .
In a few moments a fierce and spectral
female, over forty years old, and rather
drunk, entered, and," without a word,
fluns herself with, the recklessness of
two dozen Camilles, into the arms of the
amazed adventurer. Before he could re
cover his balance, or say a word, a- tall
ruffian burst into the room, with a pistol
in each hand, and cried, frantically,
"You are the betrayer of my wife! I
will kill you both together!" .. The fero
cious female (a perfect gorilla in strength
and appearance,) threw herself still
closer about the arms of my misguided
friend. . . ; ' .
' Fortunately, he is a powerful fellow,
a splendid gymnast, and a fine amateur
sparrer. ' With' one sudden, mighty
punch of his right fist ho floored the wo
man; with a single bound he planted his
dangerous left upon the black muzzle of
the "injured husband, knocking him
completely off his pins; with a second
stride he had gained the door of the
chamber, and three more jumps took him
down stairs and Out of the house. He
imprudently confided this ludicrous af
fair to a few of his friends I say "im
prudently," because he has to stand in
numerable drinks on the strength of it.
They have only to say "Rose," or
"Blanche," and with-, a deprecatory
phrase or gesture from the victim, the
cocktail or hot rum is always forthcom
ing. ' ; " ' '. '
Baptism in Hoops.. , , . ;
At Chicago, last week, a rather amu
sing scene took place during the baptism
of a young lady, by the pastor of the
Tabernacle, lhe Union says: "lhe
minister requested her to assume the
dress peculiar to such an occasion, but
she declined to take off her hooped skirt.
The minister told her of the inconve
nience that must result from her obsti
nacy, but she persisted. When she came
to descend into the bath the inflated skirt
touched the water and rose up around
heflike a balloon. Her head was lost
to the congregation; she was swallowed
up in the swelling skirt; the minister
tried to force her down into the bath,
but she was kept . above the surface by
the floating properties of the crinoline,
and was buoyed up so successfully that
it was not until after much difficulty and
many forcible attempts to submerge the
lady that the minister succeeded in bap
tising the fair . one. . Filially it was ef
fected, to the relief of the minister and
the seriously inclined audience, who
could not keep from laughing in their
pocket kerchiefs." a '
Too many are impatient of. results.
They are not satisfied to begin where
their fathers did, but where they left blF.
They think to enjoy the fruits of in
dustry without working for them. ' They
cannot wait for the results of labor and
application, but'forestall them by to early
indulgence. A worthy Scotch couple,
when asked how their son had Woken
down so early in life, gave the following
explanation:" "When' we began life to
gether we worked hard, and lived upon
porridge ahduch like, gradually adding
to our comforts as our means improved,
until we were able at length to dine off
a bit of roast meat, and sometimes a boilt
chuckiej (or fowl;) but as for jock, our
uon, he began where we had left off he
began wi' the chuckie first." The same
illustration will apply to higher condi-
tions of life
than that of this humble
BThe New York ; Tribune 'of the
23d ult, has the following; " . " :"
"Last 'evening, a lady; ' residing Tri
Spring street, presented her 'husband
with two daughters, and was left by the
attendant physician in a comfortable
condition. In the course of three hours
thereafter, a ring was heard at the door
bell, and under the impression that the
Doctor had returned to see" his patient,
the servant hastened to answer the sum
mons. No one wus to be seen in -the
neighborhood, but upon the stoop was
found a basket, wb'ch contained two
newly born male children, ' apparently
twins. m The lady; when informed of the
circumstance, seemed well pleased, and
at once adopted the little waifs placing
them in bed beside her own. ' The young
travelers were fast asleep, and were com
fortably wrapped in costly embroidered
The Taunton (Mass.) Telegram, in
announcing that the ex-editor had gone
South on a pleasure excursion, says:
"We sincerely hope his expectations
in that direction may be realized, but
recent journeying in that latitude has
been quite as prolific of pain as pleas
ure. He, however, took all v. the neces
sary precautions before starting, such as
filling his valise with administration doc
uments. and-p"113 as . passports. : The
hope that he may 'pass muster' is confi
dently indulged by Jiis numerous
I3VTEHESTING TO FARMERS'. WIVES.
As a general rule, it is most econom
ical to buy the best articles. . The, price
is, of course, always a little higherj but'
ood articles spend best. It is s sacri
fice of money to buy poor flour, meat,
sugar, molasses, butter,-cheese; lard, etc.,
to say nothing . ot the' injurious effeefc
upon health, , , ,
Of W est India sugar and molasses, the
Santa Cruz and Porto Rico are consid
ered the best. The Havana is seldom
clean. White sugar from Brazil i
sometimes - very . good. Refined sugars
usually contain most oi the saccharine'
substance; there is probably more econ
omy in using loaf, crushed, and granu
lated sugars, than we should first sup
pose. ; . j ... - t '
Butter that is made in September and
October is .beat "for wintet use, -- Lard
should be hard and"' yhitej' and' that
which is taken from a hog 'not over
year old is best. - if t ; . ,-jvi.i
Rich cheese feels softer under; the
pressure of the finger. That which t is
very strong is neither very good nor very
healthy. To keep one" that is cut, tie it
up in a bag that will not admit flies, and
hang it in a cool dry place. , Jf mold ap
pears on it, wipe it off with a dry. cloth.
Flour and meal of all kinds should b
kept in acool, dry place. a.'--
The best rice is large, and has a clear,
fresh look; Old rice sometimes has lit
tle black insects inside the kernels. . .,t
To select nutmegs, prick them with a
pin. If they are good, the oil willing
stantly spread around the puncture. ;S
Keep coffee by itself, as its odor affecti
other articles. Keep tea in a .close, cheft
or canister. ; ... ,r
-! Oranges and lemons kee.p best wrapped
close in soft paper, and laid in a drawer
oflinen. :. ;;-, . :
Soft soap should.be kept, in a dry
place in the cellar, and should, not 5 be
used until three months old.
To thaw frozen potatoesy put' tnem' in
hot water. ""To' thaw frozen apples; put
them in cold water. -. Neither will ketp--long
after being frozen. Housekeeper'
Friend. . ., . - .
Coal Allies aa a Fertilizer. " 1
Wm. Leonard, of South Groton, Mass.
giyes the following statement in the New
England Farmer,' of his experience, with,
coal ashes as a manure' '." ' . '.',
"On an old "mowing field too much
run down, we top-dressed a square piece
of ground fairly with clear coal' ashea
early in the spring. While rlie crop was
growing, at all stages the difference was
perceptiilc. When ready for the scythe .
it was more in quantity; and as to qual- '
ity, it procured about equal parts of
herd grass and red clover.' J If the clo- i
ver was not introduped bylhe agency of -the
ashes, we know not how it was intro-,
duced, for ' four years none "was seen
there before, or in any part .of the field,
and this was the only clover seen in said ;
field the past , season. . Both . grass, and ;
clover, was more vigorous,, green and .
nveiy witnm tne top-dressed square, and
just as visible all around 'was the ex
hausted crop, which said as audibly - bb -grass
could say, in its . declining state, d
that it had received no such assistance .;
from the individual fertilizer. : "
- "On" a hill : side hot at all renowned
for its wealthy ' properties in. soil, wr
planted the Davis seedlings, and Jennys
Lind potatoes, in clear coal ashes,, half . 7
shovelful in a hill. . Below, on equally..,
as ' good ' ground, we planted the same
kind of potatoes in compost manure;-the'
coal ashes, single-handed, turned out the ?
largest, best, fairest and most numerous u
quantity of potatoes. , In .reality i they
were the best we raised on the farm. .
Almost side by side, in compost maaure, '
our potatoes' were somewhat infected with ,:
rot; in the ashes; they were, all healthy;
and sound, almost tot a potato.",; .1 fe c;:)
At the late opening of Parliament,"
Her Majesty wore a; dress of pearl-ce!-
ored satin. with gold bars; over it a msiin ft
tie of rich crimson velvet, t with r deepjx
and massive' gold border. Her bead- .
SresS was '- a tiara of ; brilliarits!i The '
elder Princess wore a "slip" 'wnatete' '
that is-of . white tulle over a. pale bl'
under-dress; round her head was-. a 't
wreath of white roses. The .yonnger
irrincess was aressea wnoiiy in wnue,
with a wreath of pink flowers as a head
dress. :. '; ...
New Tort all Right . "
The town meetings in New York usu
ally show pretty conclusively how the
political tide runs in that State.; The
Albany Journal keeps a . close tally of
results for supervisors' in the. various
counties, and in a late number remark
that ' the preponderance of Republican
Supervisors ! was so- overwhelming .last
year, that we dared hardly hope for.
equally favorable results, now. r But, ,
tnuslar, tnere are
last year! :t,lj "
Death.,. 'fw... , ,lorrf
' In the Atlantic Morilhly for December, T,
Dr. Holmes paints death thus: " i;'7 ' 1
1 "By .the stillness of the sharpened ?
features, by the blankness.of. the i tear? itij
less eyes, by the fixedness of the smile--Z
less mouth, by the dcadeningi tints, byt ., J
the contracted brow, by the dilating nbs-. A
tril, we know that 4he soul is soon'1 to f
leave. its mortal tenemeptand i8alreadys1?
1 i i i.; H
Closing up its winuowa. anu putuug yut
its fires. ... r. ... 1 . . . 5
ZJCZt'tUZH? fife '-i
anges, boil the rind ten-n j A
der. add half a teacupful .of sugar, ,and;-:f."i ! f J'
tne juice ana puip 01 iue iruii., hu uuuiiii ; ,- ji
of butter beat to paste.' Line a! shallow5' 4 1 i
disn Witn Ugui puu uiuor; aim iaj mo ; ; s
paste of orange in it.; rf;j
Soda Cracker Pudding. .
To one quart of warm milk add three
pulverized crackers', three eggs,- - salt
spoonful of salt, (or four crackers and
two eggs, ) , spice to your, taste; Dane
thirty minutes; served, with sugar and
butter., - , . - .
Riee Griddle Cakes. ;
T.. t Ann AfviAa' inM fvA tp
cupfuls of water, and boil it till the wa,. .... j.
tenia Ilwarij . auaui ucu, nuu -.v... (j mfi 1 -
pint Slid a half of milk: ' Boil it slowly ;;; VfR
kCanl of Tartar and boiling water
will remove ink spots.
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