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.00 & aiKAJEftVHh -, r .Si.) j'.t .-i-si.-.v t.'- jJ- ft'- ' : tT. A. PLANTS, Editor. "Independent in All ThinNeutral in Nothing." 1 Publisher . - e. Mclaughlin POMEROY, MEIGS COUNTY, OHI&, IJESCAY," APRIL 3, 1860. VOLUME III; , NUMBER U ilil III A. A. Iff J. W - -F F I " ' III lit til l I s .' t : r ? n Ill v ...--'7 : ? 1 ! : -t ti-fcIt f -r-- . . - ... : , ? ...n oeirg. a; From th Southern Homtuteid.i 'BE HOME TO-NIOHTB "j, WIlliVHIl d T fa TOIKUC SJ.CH. . ... iXhe llght iiied at from tha purple hills, The woodlands re i turning; brown, ,: ttvDa rock nJ riVer; id musieal rilhf, ih'ti' shadb'wsr art "coming down, J. . A faint blush lingers along the sky, a'iAn4 over the jnountajjilg height . 4OhI. peed dark hours, like swift birds by, . For! must be home to-night. wSee! nestled soft Jn .their" downy bed 4 "O'er rhich the fire light glows, -'. . ' 'teer oui three golden curly heads '" . 'AndWeeks of the richest roee; '; Th Wrdiiv spread with its dainty cheer, . The tapers are i all aright, ' '''''' My fiymer! n hjoom butr can this tbe .fear? Oh! 1 vl She" feme home to-night? "i 'i i -(iMine eyes ar bright is' t because they see ' c'W And inirrof with faithfnl shine, .- f 'r "f The stars of lof thou' wilt bring with thee T-JIn those soft darkyes of thine? ; And jhe, golden gleamslike the sun on streams, An, th floating of fadcaes light. , dreams, That will dance o'er my heart- its gladsome If that wUjpQBie. heme tenight? f cheei's'a'gfewV' is' because I'm drest,7r , ! In lis fancy' fayfiife hue? ,h Cog? tnir; Eliie, $0 L-"look my best wis, this eb of 4hrichqst hue? - Is my haif in, the way he lovts, jw know, !- .the gitf i'the 8hlf ' . Po you think ffie'??, . f jt is not so . J'Look well," jovTi&tl '1 sin glai thfwhile, ; '-And"Ihope he will note the glow, -rj i . And th4 igntene(f"ey Shd'fhe sunny smile, wchii'hlihb.lon . t si Ko whAt.to summer are passing aWay . That Fm not a beautiful quite ; : i f knownhat he'll say, With his smile so gay,'' , ' If he should come o-Bighti if. B 'JtafL Ihin 'hi 'come' fli eriini(on keys .Ti-Df my heart doth a music swell, j ; Like the soft,, sweet, chrmmgxf distant sea ; gjThrough the foids.'pf ' fonelyisellj , a And something that's jieither. of earth nor air, ' But endowed With an angels might, . : Trfas inet my 'spiril 4nd whSspered ther,! . . "l"Bestl bb will be home tonigttl''' Oh! God bctbankudli who.hap.kept him safe O . In his wanderings wild and wide; , s Anil guided him back like precious waif it ""i Astray on a'stormy tide." .. yA " '' ' . - Hat there's the train! with signal shrill, ' Oh! dark hours ' speed y our flight! " Hal. soul rejoice-Tohl heart be still; - . At$Biu& COME HK HAS fJOlW TO-NIGHT! '. ptistctlann: MR. BROWN'S MISHAPB. Mr,' El phalet Brown was a bachelor of thirtv-five. ort thereabouts: one xt these men wh,o seem to be born to pass through wthe, world alone Save i this peculiarity there l.was V nothing to distinguish Mr. Brown from-: the ..multitude; of j; other Browns who are bora,, grow upt and die in this world of ours. v"'"i:', It chanced thai; Mr BrOWn had ocea- io"h to' nsit'a town sdme fifty miles dis ' tanfj'rytf' matter ot busihePB.'-i'lt was hii firsjt yisit to ' the place',; and he pYpfiosed stopping for the dfly in order to give himself ah opportunity to look aboutJ , Walkin'g' leisjnrety 'along the street., he' I wisall at once' accosted; by ' a t hild of " .five., yars, who' ran. npto him exclaitti- ing:. . . - ''FatheVrT'wanVyou to buy me sone . more. candy." ' f , ; V'," V "'"iB'atWrt,nVa'8JIC'pb8sUletnat,.li'eV a bachelor, .was, addressed.by that,title? j . 5 He could not believe it ' , . r .: r l- W ho wee: you spea king to; my aearr he inquired, o' the, Jittle girl.T,- ft spoke .'jto.youj father, sauL'the, lit - tie one, eurprised ' -"- - "Really!' tfioughf Mr. Brown, "this is embamsaingj" ;'-'7' ' . ' ' '' ' r 1 .1 ut am' poi your 'father, my dear," he 8aid, "what m yotic name;, said, ,',but ypu are, going to buy me some. "Yes, yeSj Y) buy ypu a pound if you .TTon't caU; me father aay moce,l'i'l.:said Browr,-' nettou8ly .."(.. - "j f? 1 ,, , !The little girl clapped her hands with denght. The.pionis. ,wa8 all that she1 TeHembered :f;,,nr j."SIi r.,m ..t.: st 'Mj-l'-itr.i Brown proceeded to .bonfettQiit ary toret and actually bought a pound of candy; which' he placed in the hands of the little1 girl: ' ' ":;!. -; '" ; In coming: out .of the. store they en . , countered the child' mother. , ''Oh,; mother,'' said the littlegirl, "just aee how much candy father, has. bought , .iprm,il..n?rt;:t,,.,. ?.,...-,., t-'You shouldn't have bought; her so much at.a,.timeMr.Jones,'' said the lady, ,Vllmafraid she'U make herself '-sick,; ButhowYdid you; get home so juick? . vi; . did i not, expect , you ,'. until ; ight.";i V.K "Jone8I madame," said the em larra88ed.'Mr. ;Brown, '.'it's all a mistake; pl aint Jones at all."; Jt, isn't; my -name'. Im Eliphalet Brown, of W : , and -his is the first time I ever came into this city! ;:v .,; "-; "Crood tleavnst'-'JrjJonesr what has. put this silly talejnto your head? You . have,' concluded to'change' your name, lave you? 'I'.rh'apsjVs your intention change, your wife?'V? .V . - 'Mrs. J one's tone was now. defiant, and tended to increase Mr. Brown's embar' xassment.;'." r.".,T,' "t haven't any wife; madam I never had any, .. On niy word as a gentleman, . . never was married." - ;." ,... . s "And doybu, intend to palm this Ule off upon me?' Baid Mrs. Jones with ex citement. If you ; are not married,' I'd like to know who I am?" - .v "I have no doubt .'you are a most re ; speetble' lad j," said Mr. Brown, "and i ' conjecture from what you have said, that your name is Jones, but mine is Brown, madam, and always was." ' "Melinda," said ' her mothe, sud denly taking her child by the arm, and Jeading .her to Mr Brown, "Meliudu . ; who I this gentleman?!'; ,- " .' Why, my father, of course. V "You hear that, Mr. Jonea, do yoa? ;Yqa ae&r what that innocent chad says, tad yefe 700 bavo th unblaehing im- The child laughed heartily, evidently thirikliig'Tt a. joke;111;"'1 j ' ':; ' 'Wbat a funny 'faiher you 'are," she pudence to deny that you are my hus batidT The ' voice, of , nature, s"peaking through our child should overwhelm you. rI should like to know, . if you are not uer, .father fwhy you- arejfctiyiflg candy for her? I would like) for you to answer that.: But t pre'suirie jtra never saw KeV before in your life?" ' '"' """ "I-neverr did.O myhonor I never did. .r-.tdIdhCllwoul.dj:giye,-Ch$,C candy if she wouldn't call me father any morcr v $ - Q s v- - - . , -v " yV'Ybti,,did,'.did you? bribed jour ehyd fnot t.011 you father? Oh LMr. j ones, . that is infamous! . -Do, you in tend tb desCrt me", sir," and leave me to the cold charities of the world? And this is your first step?'.' i i Mrs. Jones was set otercome, that, with out any warning she feel back upon the sidewalk in a. tainting nt. ' - s Instantly a hiimber of persons ran to kcr assistance. . . : - ' 1 .' z ' "Is your wife subject to faiiitirig' in this, way?' asked, the first , comer, - of Brown. ; "I don't know," said Mr. Brown. "She" isn't my wife. I don't kh'tfw any thing about her.' s Why, it's Mrs. Jones, aint it?" O "Yes, but I am not Mr. Jones" ; ' "Sir," said the first speaker ' sternly, "this is' no time to jest,' f I trust' . that you are not the cause of this excitement which must have occasioned your, wife s fainting fit: ; You had better call a coach and carry her home directly." ' r1, ';,, ,. Poor Brown was dumbfounded.' ' ., -1 wonder, thought he, whether ' it's possible' that I'm Mr.- Jones,' without knowing it. lf Perhaps I'm really Jones, and have gose crazy in consequence of which' I fancy that' my name- is- Brown. And yet I don't think I'm Jones. In spite of all 1,-wfll ' insist thai 'my name is Brown. .. . , ..... :'. . , ; "Well, sir, what are you waiting: for? Its necessary that yo'ur wjfe, should be removed,at Once Will ygrdf r a car riages rBrown saw there was no use to. nro- long the discussion by "a denial.' He therefore without contesting the point ordered a hackney coach to the spot.' ' Mr. Brown accordingly lent an arm to Mrs.' Jones, who had .somewhat, re covered, and was about to close the door upon her. ' ' -' ' .'. . "Why, are you not going yourself? "Why, no, why should I?" , i "Your wife should not: go alone, she has hardly recovered." ' .1 - 1 1 . Brown gave': despairing glance at the crowd around him, and deeming it useless to make opposition -where so many seemed thoroughly convinced that he was Mr; Jones, followed the lady in. ; , ; Where' shall I drive?" said the driver. "I I I don'-t -know." said, Mr.. Brown. -. -u .-.'-."'.. n "' v "Where do yoti.;wish to . be carried?" "Home, of course,"-mtirmured MrQ. Jones. . , . ... '",. ' " ' , " " '1 do not knowilf said Mr. BroWn. . . .. ,vNo .19 H--street," said , the gen tleman already introduced glancing con temptuously at'Brown. . .- 5. f ' . t" Will .you help me out, Mr. . Jones?" said the lady: "I am not fully recovered from the fainting fit , into - which' 'you cruelly drove me!"' 1 ') .;''.. ; f '; ,'Are you quite sure that , IJ am Mt.. Jones?!.': asked Brown with some anxiety. : "Of course," said Mrs. Jones. jxi'.'i j "Then," said he, resigned, "I suppose rain. But if '. you will believe me, I ws ;firnily convinced this morning . that my name was: . Brown,- and ". to; tell - the truth I haven't any recollection of this, house." : ?:: ': ' V ; 'u-'' ' ' Brown helped Mrs. Jones into the par lor but good heayen9,'cbneeive the as tonishment of alt when, a man they dis covered seated in an arm chair, Was the very fat timile . Of Mr. Jones, in form, feature, and every other respect, ; ; j , 'Gracious!'.' exclaimed the lady, which-rr-whic-h is my husband.', . . , , ; An explanation wasgiven; the mystery cleared." up, and Mr. Browu's pardon sought, for the embarrassing mistake." It was freely accorded by,- Mr.; Brbwn who was quite delighted to think , that after all he was not: Mr. ' Jones with; a wife and child to boot. 1 : ' " '"':;" ',. Mr, Brown; has' not since Visited , the' place , where : this -"Comedy of i? Errors" happened..-:.He is afraid of his identity. ' m- . : - : :-: ii ... ' Dr. Hall on Hotel Living. .. .. In 'the Hit "number of Kis ' Jovknal of Jleahh, Dr. Hall says of the system . of family living: !. . ; ,'. .;, ... , ' - W hen a wife or a daughter has noth ing to do and -the appetite is stimulated day after day by all the arts of scientific cookery'.'--when the five orcIock dinner is universal, and when the stomach is "raving for food in consequence of the almost entire absence since breakfast a double work is thrown in .upon it .in, its debilitated state, and keeps it "laboring" during: the.,' greater part of the ; night; making what -ought to be the hours of peaceful rest, absolutely hideous by ter rible dreams , and the morning comes without the blessed renewal of strength which healthful sleep would have:given, arid this for weeks and months together. Verily, it is no wonder that the thought ful ? physician should -- apply the epithet, "thou fool," to any parent who would expose a family ' to such a life Aril in the light of it' we ; may gather that the most certain means of making life a failure, in to(o, on the. pa. t . of any newly married 'couple, it is to "goto boarding.'"; ' ; Better a; thousand j times, socially morally and physically, hire a two-roomed shauty, live on breid and potatoes, and do the housework without the aid of menials, and continue to do these things until means are accumulated to take a step' higher. ' A lp Ter .IVeddtma;. ,. A marriage was recently solemnized in this vicinity which was brought about by the bissextile privileges allowed to the fair sex. ', The young lady had been visiting in the neighborhood of her pres ent liege lord, and . being prepossessed in his tavor at, several casual meetings, ad dressed him a letter on the important subject nearest her heart. Of course. ; she is a sensible woman, and told her love in sensible language to a sensible nian, it met with the right kind of re' eeption. The bashful lover was only too glad to act upon the hint, and ere two months had passed the twain were made one flesh. ; Ladies with timid swains, go and do likewise "Barkis is willin'." - Macatine (Iotoaj 'Jwrnal AN INCIDENT IN THE CARS. On the whole, pleasant traits and in cidents are not common in the cars, I think. This opinionI expressed to my friend Somers, the other" day. In reply to " my " remark,7 he related a little ad venture, which, as it is apropos, and moreover involves a little love and sen timent, I give without iipology, in his OWn -words, ti appears that in the most tiriiik-ely places, love and sentiment may be discovered r' ' . '. I V ' v"I 'was escorting bme' the lovely Charlotte D; to whoin 1 was, at the timOi quite devoted we got into one of the 'erowded "avenue" caf sr" Charlotte could scarcely" find room to' spread her crinoline, dud arrange her voluminous flounces; 1 stood up flfearher, there" being no, vacant seat. - ' ,; "tAftei;a few minutes, came; in a ; poor woman, who deposited a basket ofclothes on the platform,1 arid held iff h'e'f ariri's. a small child, while V little' girl, hung to ber dress:' ; She looked "tired arid weary, but there was no vacant seat; to be sure Charlotte might have; condensed her flounces, but" she did ; riot. B-side her, hoWever, sat a very lovely and elegant yotftfg - woman, Who seemed trying, by moving down closer to othets;" to ffiake room enough ?fbr the? stranger :Tetween herself and Miss D , ; At , last, she succeeded, and with the sweetest blush I ever saw.' she'invited the poor, burth ened female to be seated. ' Cfharlotte D drew her drapery around her and blushed too',' but it was not. a pretty blush at all, and she looked annoyed at the proximity of the new comer, who was, however, clean and decently, though thinly clad, ;1 i ;i - , 1 ;-; ; ? "JChe;j unknown lady drew the little girl upon her lap, and wrapped her vel vet mantle around the sma'l, ;half-clad form, and put her ."muff, over the half frozen little blue' hands. - . "So. great was the crowd,, that I alone seemed to observe, ' The child shivered the keen wind from the door blew rupon her; unprotected neck. I saw the young lady quietly take off her shawl. which she softly put on the shoulders of the ; little one, the mother. looking on with confused wonder.-. '.After a short time, -.she. rose j to. leave the car, arid would have-, removed the shawlj but the unknown, gently whispered,- "NO; ' keep it on, keep it for her.". The woman did not answer,: the conductor ,: hurried her outr but her eyes swatn in ..tears,- which no one saw but rue. I noticed her as she descended to a basement, and I hastily marked the house.- i! . : ; "Soon after,, my unknown .also: arose to depart, - I was in despair, foi i wanted to follow and discover her residence, but could not leave Miss D- ; Li: r How clad, then, was latosee her bo-: ing as she passed out, to a mutual ac quaintance who stood in the doorway. r rjom; him, ere ,;many minutes, 1. had learned her name and address. ' To shorten the story, as much as pos sible, that lady is now my; wife.,.; In the small incident which introduced her to me, she 6howed ;her real character.;, A few. days after . our marriage, I-. showed her . the blessed . crimson shawl which: I had .redeenied from its owner, and shall always keep aS a, memento.: . There, are sometimes pleasant things to . be found even in ..unexpected places-ertainly I may be said to have picked out my wile in the cars.".,, ;.. . ... ....... f v.-', FACTS JPOR FARMERS. r "If you1 invest 1 money in tools, arid then leave them exposed to ,the; weather it is the- same as ' loaning money to a spendthrift ' Without : security-a ' dead ...... j ii. tj . . ,....'v.... . If you invest money in books arid never read them, it is the same as putting your money iri a bank,'but never drawing either principal or interest;' , : ' If you invest money in fine stock and do not feed and protect them, and prop erly cafe for them,: it is the same as dress- ing your wne in siik to ao Kiicnen worK. It you invest your money in choice fruits and do not guard and give them a chance to grow ttnd prove their Value, it is the same as pitting a good hand into the field With poor tools to Work with. If von invest your tnoney Iri a good farm and ' do not cultivate it 'Welly it is the same as marrying a good Wife arid 60 abusing and enslaving her as to crush her energies and break her heart. "'!i If -you invest your money in a fine house and do not. cultivate your mind and taste as to adorn it. with intelligence and refinement,1 it is as if you were to wear broad-cloth and a silk hat to mill. If vou invest your mbhey in 'fine clothes and do not wear them With dig nity and ease, it is as 11 a plowman were to - sit at a jeweler's table to' make and adjust hair springs. - 1 7 It ' you invest your money in strong drink, it is the same as tttrhirig hungry hogs into a growing cornfield raitt will follow in. both cases Rural Register, The Mftrr j-tig Season In Ireland. ' From New Year's , Day to the com mencement of Lent is the great marrying season in many parts of Ireland. A late Irish Journal says; The "Irish marrying season has been, this year, more than usually successful, much to the advantage of the clergy, the benefit of grocers, butchers, bakers, &c, and the delectation of wedding goers.- The middle classes, particularly, made a first ; rate thing out of it, and Beldom within the same space of time have so many , of their numbers fallen willing victims to the artful wiles of Cupid aB during the last month. The Lotharios, too, have been most liberal in the pay ment of the marriage fees, and many a "good Father" buttoned his pocket upon a 20?., or 30Z. note, after performing the ceremony, as a reward of his kind ser vices. BQk-The leaf of a memorandum Was picked up in Amherst a few days ago, with the following matrimonial , items inscribed : upon it "Meteorological Journal of niy wife's temper, Monday U-i-Rather cloudy, in the afternoon, rainy. Tuesday vaponsn brightened up a little . at t night, Wednesdays-Changeable, gloomy, inclined to rain. Thurs day High windand some peals of Jhun- der. ' Friday Fair in the morning, va 'riable till afternoon, ! cloudy all night, Saturday-A gentle breeze, hazjj tMck I fog, flasheB of lightning." AN OL.D MAID MAKES A TOtSO WIDOW, : i It is generally the case that the more beautiful and rich a young female is, the more difficult are both her . parents and herself in the choice of a husband, and the more offers they refuse. The one is too tall, the other too short this not wealthy , that not respectable enough; Meanwhile one spring passes after , an other, and year after year carries away leaf' alter leat ot the bloom ot youth, and oppor tunity after opportunity! Miss Harriet Selwood was the richest heiress in her native town; but she had already com pleted her twenty -seventh year, and be held almost all her young friends united to, men whom she had, at one time or other discarded.. Harriet began to be set down for an old maid. Her parents became really uneasy, and she herself lamented in private, a position Which is not a natural o'rie, and to which those to whom Nature and Fortune have been niggard of their gifts are obliged to sub mit;, but Harriet as we have said, was bo'th handsome and very rich. . . -, 'ISuch was the state of things when her uncle,; a wealthy rnerchant in the North of England, came on; a. yisii to her parents. , He Was a jovial, lively, straight forward man, accustomed to. attack all difficulties boldly and coolly "., . . '"Jou see," said her father to him one day, "Harriet continues single. The girl. is handsome; what she is to! have, for her fortune, you know; even in this scandal-loving towff not a creature can' breath .'an imputation against , her; - and ! yet she is getting to- be an old . maid J.' . :. "Trite, replied the uncle, "bttt look you, brother, the grarid 'foiiA itf every affair in this world is to seize the right moment; this you have not &ttht. ! It is a misfdrtune, but let the girl go along with me. and before the' end ,of three naonths I will return Her to you as the wife of a man as ytfung and wealthy as herself." l' '- . ' : i ' ' v"'";?' " "'' ir Away wti th!e: niece with ber- uncle. On thtf Way home, he . thus addressed her: - -o- "Mind what I am gowing to say. You are aio longer Miss Selwood, btit Mrs. L,umley, my, niece, a young, Wealthy, childless widow; you had the misfortune to lose your husband, Col. Lumley, after a happy union of a quarter of a year, by a fall froiri a horse while hunting." , 1 "But, rincle , ,- - -."Let me manage, if you please, Mrs. Lumley. , Your father has irivested riie with full powers. Here, look you, is the wedding ; ring given you by your late husband. Jewels, ,7 and ; whatever , else you need, your aunt will supply you with, and accustom yourself to cast down your eyes." ;i;'' '" '' "n: 1 ' X"' : -The ie'e'rJ'Wittedianeleiufcrodaced.ls riieoe everywhere, and -everywhere - the young j widow eicited a great sensation. Ihe gentlemen fhroiigdd about Mr, and she sOon had her choice out of twenty suitors. Her uncle advised her to ac eept'the one who was deepest' ih love with her, and a rare charice decreed that this should be precisely the most amia ble and onulent.' The riiatch was soon concluded, and one day the uncle desired to say a few words to his future nephew m private. : ii:,; -.- .- ;...::. ' ; "My dear sir," he began, "we. have told you an untruth.", ... "How so? Are Mrs." Lutnleys affec tions " ' ' ' " : '' " ; :. ' "Nothing of the kind: my niece is sin cerely attached to you.-". , .-;-.- r,-,i; "I hen her lortune, I. suppose, is. not equal to what you told me." "On the contrary, it is much larger; J "Wellj what is the matter, then?" . fi"A f joke all irihocent joke, which canie jnto my head one day, when I. was in a sood humor: we , could not recal .it afterwards. , My niece is not a widow." 'What!, k Vol. Lrimley living?" ' "No, no, she-is aspirister' ; : ' " The lover protested that he Was a bap- pier fellow, than he had ever . conceived himself, and the old maid was forthwith metamorphosed into a young wife. Car Ions Calculation. A Frenchujan none but : & French man would have done it has taken the trouble to calculate the portions of long life really employed in work of any kind, and this is the result: . He' supposed his subiect to be a hale. vigorous man, :of 72 years' of age. Allowing eight hours on an average for sleepthat deducts at once 24 years. . h or dressing and undressing, on rising and gping to bedj Washing, shaving,' &c.t half an hour daily, makesH years. 1 hen two hours daily tor meals, (this is an excess of one half for Ainericans,) count up six years, ' f ' , Love-makins, according to this calcu lation," will average one hour daily, or three years: - v or society, idlers, theaters, gossping, balls,- play three- hours more up to nine years. : ; ; . ; r inally, ; the ordinary maladies of childhood the accidents : and diseises of mature age like causes, will deduct two hours on an average, making six years.. "'-;"! ..- ; So that in conclusion, ne hale, hearty man, of 72 years of age, Sias jn fact not been able to employ in the positive oc cupations of industry more- than ' 22 J years. 1 -. The Way to Get Wealthy. Never was money so scarce, every body says; and everybody, we believe, is justified in making the remark ; Silver may be plentiful in bank, gold may be abundant at Frazer river, but neither can be picked ' up along the streets by men too indolent to work, or women too extravagant ' to study economy. They will now discern that, " Tis a very good world that !re live in, To lend or to spend, or to give in, But to beg or to borrow, or to get a man's bwrt, - Tis the very worst world that ever was known." ; . The proverb is an old one; but just as applicable to our time as those of our an cestors. Poverty haB not much credit in bank parlors, though wealth is fre quently less reliable, unless accompanied by honest principle. The only thing to be depended upon in these days is in dnstry; that is the best financial institu tion; it never fails. Abstemiousness and frugality are the best bankers; they allow a handsome interest, arid never dis-. honor. a draft drawn on them by their humblest customers. That's our opin ion of the matter.- Old Jonathan. ;ofrcseondncre.'; r-mHr-f- ' Pot the Pomeroy Weekly Telegraph. , BETTER FROM THE Q,UEEN CITY. , r . Cimcihmati, March 26. '"-Eds: Tetegtaph-Saoiika for some time I have been a non-resident of "ye uiiueme cuye 01 salt ana cinder, and haVe'beeri domiciled in tfie midst of the hurry, whirl arid busile of r business' in this' great metropolis' of the West,' ;stilli :,i A9 roC'mWy idly Buminons up -' ! '' :.Jv-;The Hilna.blUiks o" lang syneWf: ! i I yt entertain a lingering fondness for my, eld; home, and all things pertaining thereto. - Judge, then, of my agreeable surprise, a few days since, upon accident ally coming into possession of a copy of the hTefogrctphi at Seeing to what "fair proportions", the once diminutive sheet had' grown. I was glad to see this evi dence tif thrift and prosperity, and was forthwith .virulently attacked- with the cacotthts -tdribende; 'and : upon ; taking:' a diagnosis' Of - my ."case, unanimously , ar rived at the. conclusion that nothing but a letter to'theiJTefi'jrapA .iwould. effect a cure.. : If you publish it, I shall have the prond. consciousness,-that I have .done my duty, toward enlightening the inhab itants of your ?benigh ted region;" if you do not, upon your own head will rest the awftfl consequences of, keeping theflf iri BUSINESS, , Business is opening out3briskly, and our merchants are anticipating an .- im mense spring trade' A joticeable fact, both here and at the East, is, that the Southern, demands are unusually large --thus showing how much, reliance is to be placed in. the sensation articles of the New York Herald, tl regard to the dis continuance of the Southern trade. , A vast number of new j buildings are in course of construction many of them fine business .houses.. Go where you will,, in all parts of f the city these evi dences of progress and improvement are to, be seen. Old buildings, rusty and grey yrith age, are being, ftorn. down to inate.room for the palatial residence -or magnificent store. , .. ,r ,L . STRIKES. - - Strikes have beeri the order of the day here',. for some weeks. ; The. employees in the ;Commcrcial office inaugurated the movement, and .they were shortly- , -'::. .itii .1-, Rti'i-i)-"! Htt lowedby the coopers7iwho struck, in a body, to the number of some eight ,or nine lluiildred; tne'n the hod-carrie'iS; and lastlyt the drivers on the street railroads. These1 men We're receiving $1.25 per day, for some seventeen hours' labor, and struck for Si. 50. , The employees Were forced to yield o theHr demands. , Several large and enthusiastic riiass meetings of working men have been held here, to express, their co'hdeirinatib'ii of the bill rocfcritly introduced . in our State Legislature, making it a crirriirial Offense for laborers to form associations for their protection. A" nuinber of ' reso'liltions expressive of the sense of the . meetings were- passed including one returning thanks to Mr. Plants for his manly op: position the i- iniquitous "bill. - A Working-inen's- Party" . is strongly talked of, and no dodbt, ere many years, the question of Labor or Capital will en ter largely into the politics of the coun try. . .:. -'.-:; I ; .f r TJNSAFE . BUILDINGS. . Quite an excitement was created a few days since, by a: rumor that the large building on the corner- of Third and Main streets was about to topple from it, foundation.. The, report, however, was unfounded; , A like rumor hayipg become current in regard to the Eleventh District School-house, a committee was appointed to examine it, who pronounced it unsafe, . .... About one thousand children attend ; this. school-, and if the. building should fall during school hours, the con sequences; are too fearful to contemplate. : THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PAPER, f : The .National-Buchanan-Administra- tion-pro-slavery paper, "with a capital of aiOQ,000,',';which was to have been started here, has not yet made its appear ance and the probability is that it will pass away "like the baseless fabric of a vision.' - oo mote it Del ,) , , THE PEESIDENCY. Excitement is beginning to run nigh on the question of who shall be the Chi cago nominee? There is all old and homely saying, which , it might be well for our partisan leaders to remetttbfer.1 In these days of caucuses, conventions, corruptions, bargains and sales or more politely, "political machinery" they Seem to. have entirely lost, sight of the old axiom aforesaid viz: "The right is atvoays expedient," and, in vulgar par lance) "go in to win," unmindful of the means Used to accomplish their ends, and "uncaring consequences.'" . .. . A tremendous effort is being made on the part of certain would-be leaders, and a portion of the press, to forcf Edward Bates upon the Chicago Convention, as the standard-bearer of the Republican party in the coming contest cbntest of more than usual interest and impor tance, and wbich, in all probability, will decide the political complexion Of the Administration of our National Govern ment for many years, to come. Now I wish to inquire what great service this gentleman has ever performed, to entitle him to such distinguished consideration at the hands of the Republican party?- The most important act of his life of which I hy any knowledge,- i, that lie officiated as Chairman of the Convention which nominated Millard Fillmore for the open and avowed purpose of defeat ing' John C. Fremont, in 1856. It is also stated in a recent number of the Cincinnati Gazette, (which, by the way, has become so intensely Bates -ized that it looks upon every other aspirant with jaundiced eyes,) that "many years ago he emancipated his slaves an act which Washington did not do until the close of his life." ; "Argal,?'-Edward Bates is a better man than' George Wasnirigtotil t ' The strongest, and in fact the'only ar gument I have seen urged for Mr. Bates, is on the score of "availability." : It is claimed by his ardent admirelrs ihat he will be able to carry certain Southern States which; of course, n Reprtf blican can do arid ttis argument will,- of itself, drive from his standard thousands of what are known, as Radical 'Republicans, ',-Doe any sane man 'suppose, for a moment, that if : rioriiiha'ted by the Chicago Con yenti'onj'rSlr.! Bates would' receive the Electoral vote of a single Southern State? Truly,' if . any such there be, they have studied the politics of the country and the temper of "the chivalry" to but poor advantage. V Even ' if such a thing were possible, would he not lose those North ern States which are, at the , best, con-j sidered '"doubtful," and thereby insure j his certain defeat? The Louisville Jour nal, one of the most liberal ot the South - l em Opposition papers, boldly declares, since the publication of the recent letter j defining his position, that "the Constitu tional Union party of the South will acorn ' to touch Mr I BatesV'i :-.sii ; j i ... It "is very evident that we needj.look for no support; froni the South, i It is idle to attempt a' fusion of the Northern and Southern Opposition, and we must stand or' fall upon ear own merits. "The day of compromises is past." ' Theri let j us nominate a straight-out, positive man a man who. has been", identified With us for years', and whose opinions are known who,! when 'friends were few, and foes many, was not afraid to declare his pnn ciples, and boldly advocate theiri, in the face of calumny, contumely and wrong. Salmon P. Chase is thai manii' And with such a leader, I believe would be infinitely better,; for, us tolbe defeated, and I .'sho aid, welcome.. aach.- defeat, in preference to success under the mongrel flag of any man who stands upon an un pertain platform who has been "laid on the shelf " for years, and only resurrected at' the last moment, to crown, his own brow, with the laurel wreaths of a victory won by others, through many;' a 'hard fought field, and to snatch the glittering prize from the bands of those a thousand times ihbi& deserV THE ADJOTJRXEB SESSION.1 Some of our cotemporaries are niaking a fusa-because the. General Assembly have resolved to' adjourn 0"v6r to the 1st of Janiiary 1861. This is all nonsense, and rank . demagoguism, to boot. , An nual sessions are a necessity biennial sessions a humbug. . We have sayed the cost of an adjourned session once and but once since the Constitution of '51 went . into Operation. . The ripshot, my masters, was; that Mr; Johri G. Breslin, being left entirely to himself, had ample time, and all the, opportunity he could desire, to consummate his frauds on the Treasury. . , Appropriations , fell short, even where economically administered, and State affairs wore embarrassed as they had never been before. No no; after the experience of , 1854-55,, have, but the grace to shut up your canting mouths about the "extravagance of annual ses sions!" The sum retrenched then was about 50,000 while the losses mounted up to treble that sum.. The excuse of fered; by, Republicans that appropria tions cannot be wisely made for a period of two years-is a sound and a valid ofie. It was sufficient for the Democrats, two ears agOj and "what's , sauce , for the iroose is sauce for the gander. 7 .We like what Col. Nigh said on this stlbject, the other day,' from his place, in the House. He spoke like an honest man, like an in dependent legislatorj as we believe him to be despite of our political antagon ism He had the nerve to traverse the whole ground and to call thirigs by their right . names. . He knew this clamor, raised by whomsoever-thit would, was hollow and insincere, and he spoke out his mind. Gpod for Nigh! Portsmouth Tribune, Democratic. How to Keep Men at Home. - - . : There would be fewer wretched mar riages; fewer dissipated, degraded men, 1 women were taught to feel the angel duty which devolves on them, to keep the waridering steps of those who are tempted so much more than they, in the paths of virtue and peace to make them teel that in the busy world is noise and confusion -that at home there is Order and repose that theif 4.'eyB3 look- brighter" when they come that the'Smile of welcome is ever ready to receive theirij the books are ever ready to be. laid aside to minis ter to the husband's pleasure; they Would find amusement then at home, nor strive to seek it elsewhere. And, not alone to the higher classes of society should this be taught; it should be a lesson instilled into the minds of all high arid low. rich, and poor. , Fewer heart-broken Wives, weeping and scolding, would stand wait ing at the doors of public houses, to lead the unsteady steps of their drunken hus bands home, if that home had offered a room as cheerful a fire as bright, a weli come as ready and cordial as at the tap room they frequent, imty has, seldom so strong a hold On men as Women; they cannot, will not for duty's sake, remain in a dull, tedious or illmanaged quarrel some home, but leave it to find elsewhere the comfort and amusement Which fails them there; and when riot and revelry have done their work, the wives and sis ters, who have done so little ..to make them otherwise, are pitied for iheir bad iwalfenda and totftfteTB". r . ' ' , - FROM WASHINGTON. -. , :-. , r r WA8HIK8TOK, March S4.i .The Post .Office Committee in the House , this morning, after a two dajrs' argument, resolved, with butMone dis senting voice, that the inland" p &stal ser vice of the Country should be -restored to its condition1 on the" 3d of March, 1859, and.instriicted their chairman to prepare and report a b31 for that purpose to a special nreetiffg of that committee tri morroW; ir-.-, i,- :" -r.'r From present indications the Pacific Railroad Committee; of the Housewill probably reconsider, at their meeting on Monday,' the Vote'' iri'' favor of one road. - The Cabinet :bad a ' protracted sitting to-day, at which the capture of the -Mexican steamers, and, prisoners before Vera Cruz, was much discussed.. " -E . , The President will riot probably reply at'once to the Senate resolution callirig for information respecting the" oaptiire of Mira,mon steamers, the instructions to our nval omeers in the Gulf, &c. Dis patches,, with full .information as to the occurrences, are ori their way from New Orleans, and the Preble will' no doubt bring further authentic information.' V, The instructions , Which - were, a few days, ago . given to Mr. McLaqe and through him ttf our "naval f officers,' will hot be communicated, because they tfave not been acted nponybrift probably there were no", instructions which coujd, bear upon the case of the capture, because there had been no opportunity to send riut any or a mouth past. 1 -S- The' captures were" not made; under any, instructions,; forit could not, have been anticipated;..: ; , ; . r;r The Texas Senators and Members', with General Forbes Britten, appeare'd before the House Military 'Committee" to-day, and urged, With great jVe'he'merice the appropriation of a million and a quarter of dollars for the. Texas mounted regi ment. ... . r The! rCoinm ittee" adj ourned ' n Atil t o -morrow, when the --subject will bs again reviewed, and some definite action had. ... The impression prevails that they will decide adversely . to it, inasmuch as the' President and secretary 'of War hare neither of them recomiriended it. ; ' ' Gen. Pomeroy arrived here yerterday from, Atchison Kansas, in, three days the quickest trip ever made. from, that Territory to' this city and was accom plished by the new line of railroad just Opened;' between Atchison" andi St. Jo seph, jwhere connection is made with the railroad to. the Illinois..--'..,., f ;.: The Representatives and Senators from Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina had their last conference yesterday;' and deoided that, in view of the two National ble,-it was advisable topoatpene tbe-At-alanta Conference until after the Presi dential election. ' ' i3:-"" The Lighthouse - Bill"'' appropriates $2,000 forthe beacon lights on the Hud son River, between Albany and Troy, in the State of New-York. ' ., Sandy Hdok is one of thfe fite stations at which car signals are to be established, at a cost of $2,000;- -,- 1 "' VisiioiON, March SC. The1 Presidefrf was iengaged with the Secretary of State for several hours to day,' ori business connected with Mexican affairs. v The reccnf, events in, the, Gulf occasion much solicitude in official quar ters, as it is feared "they may complicate our relations, with ' the foreign powers having large interests in that region,'-4-Nothing materially' ; different from the newspaper , accounts has reached, the Government. . " . The' Hous.lfasife'n'o-fficia'lly lfifbf tried that' the President has "signed1 the bill providing for the protection of female passengers, ;.. j. , -t. , . ... Mr. Draper, a representative' of, the Xew England Strikers, is to lecture here on Thursday.' ' " " '" - ' ' Good Nature. ., s, : Good. . nature is, a -ge'nS Jfriich : shines brightly wherever it is found. 'It cheers the darkfaess of' piisfortunfe, and ' warms the heart that is callous arid 'cold: i!l In social lite who has not seen and . felt its influence. Don't let little matters ruf fle you. Nobody gains anything by be ing cross and crabbed. If a friend has injured you if the world ' goes hard-if you want employment, and can t get your honest dues or fire has : consumed, or water swallowed up the fruits of many years' hard toil or your faults are mag nified,', or, enemies have traduced, or friends deceived, never mindf don't get mad with anybody; dori t abuse the world rY anv tpaotiira 1aon trriA r i f n raA Ton1 our word for it, all will come right. Soft south wind3 and the gentle .sun are not more effectual in clothiiig the earth ,vith verdure and sweet flowers of spring, ban is good nature in adorning the heart of men and women With blossoms of kindness, happiness and affection those flowers, the fragrance, of which ascend to heaven. ' " 1 ' ' '" '' ; ' . Tbe Monster Gtm. The largest cannon fever cast is being bored out at the" Fort Pitt Works, Pitts burgh. It Was cast on the hollow princi ple, arid weighs some 48,000 pounds. The bore will be 15 inches in diameter, md 13 ft. 9 in. in length. It has 25 inches of solid metal at the breach making its extreriie length 14 ft: 6 in Vt the breach the outside diameter is -4 feet; at the muixle 28 inches. It Will project a ball of 421 pounds a. distance of five or six miles, with a tolerable ac curate range of four miles. - The largest English guns are made of iron staves, bound together. Seme brass pieces -of greater length have been cast-, but no uti of more . than 12 inch pore, x rov. Wise should own the Pittsburgh pricket pistol. Cleveland Leader. ' ' ..-. -, ' ' - .,; A Man Shoot Himself Beeaase be Cannttt ' Afford to get BIrrledi ' ".jt ! Ji Voung man named John ShfiufFer, about twenty-five years Bf agii, committed suicide last Monday fiighti in JJalton, by shodtibg hilnself through the head with a rifle. He Was engaged to be mar-1 ried to a young lady in the above named place, and in conversation with her on the previous Sabbath, Etated that he could not marry her, as he" was unable to obtain tnoney he pad loaned out, and was afraid he would not be able to . sup port her. No cause can be' assigned forj the commission of the dreadful act, other, than that intimated in ' the conversation j ST ji :l-t: ' w ? ,T-. &rorrLfrerilBtria POPULAR f''XIACIES OVEa.Tl7BNBr T: if ONB OF THE HQQK1BVXV. J uJt ') . ffV c,'----:'') V, j.ft:-.-5(ii '. et&. woman, should always be neatly arid elegantly dressed; she has- no excuse for appearing otherwise!1-1 1 -- 'f ' n Has not she, sir? j What' do jofr emit those five little animals in : pink; .aprons and pinker cheeks-, who hang around her "from morn till dewey eve?',' ( What do you calf the babyj who always' wakes just when he ought to be asleep, and3 lifts np the full fcrrce of his small lungs when he ought tor keep stilKjWhat do you call the souj),., which . must. be sea soned to a grain of ' pepperand the ud ding which mhst he baked jliit to, ''6t there will be trouble among the lords of -creation? ; The coat which ntusthe tnen ded? the cravats which peed only a stitch? the chitiai which 'must hejswept? "W should call these Very respectable 'ex cuses' for a little dithaWU nowandthenf "A woman- gaddktg 'abroad is lOheiof the most disagreeable sights in the world j her place is at home!" i "".v We are not so sure' of that, either;' not if 'she Wears a -jfre?tCy' ; bolffrlot, arid feat cheeks like the: sunny side of a peaeh, and, ripe, , cherry-kind of lipS-ii W'f sben , a great, many more difagreeable lookfAg th i ngs,- irrid confesss '.to a ', Weak ness for bright reyesarid '.pretty- haif-.--Uridotfbtedly Her placeV Is- at ! hoihe bat that's no reason she is to shut herself pJJ there until she . looks, like a. ceery7 fHwfe or,a lump of. chalk." ft Whd J6r0uld' 'fff the coal arid the calibor the 'p'b arketing and'thV'neV MuSc-4f HromatfTi'' hever to -'set; her ifobtover' th-ethte'shsia?- Ther nian who. .wrote; that., her fcsy. neve? kep0use;ine.ri r . V'Jpman- shottld always he, calm arid composed;'- Ifke" a peaceful' fandscape br i1 serenely shining stai. 3 Her" Whole' 'mari--ner should carry out the idea , of rest and reposel'V; ; .-i,,- f-n, f f, t, iP.nf , AH . ,,fery.iwell- ,if;the gentleman in charge of these "serenely' shinirig stars" would allow them' to remain Hip among-" the : clouds," high '? above all subluriary tois.arid tnrmoilsT ButoWhat.iai.-thtf luminary, - to do whew; husband bring home a guest. to. dirifiBr,. pn.CHhdayi when the ",wash" is. iri.;hig procedure when an extra chicken has to be broiled, arid " the best 'able-cloth whhjke:d fan the; table at three and a quarter minuted notice! Has our critic alright, to, coinr plain, if his wife makes her appears ec with face redder thari the'picklcd beets, and manners decidedly Jturriedt '-yi'T ,.;."A woman, should never,:. under ; any circumstances, .whatever, lose' her, tcm- ...... .) ,u i-,i.,.(-4W.'.' i --a ?.7;. - Might k's "we1Ve!Lthe, MtiHbi'lt. broWOD a Marchdajrj or the raid riot o come' down- in April! e-It f'doeslham good, to ''explode'.' oceaaiohallj iwe man, to be good for anything, must have as much spice arid sparkle iri her as a bottle of champagne, ' arid " if f the -ebrk comes out once in a While, with a barigi why, thai don't depreciate the v Talue ef tbegoodsi . , i,,.;,t.v .rt. But let the 4 men . preach: : it 9on t amount to 'anything' afte? 'all. " fWe hold themr Captive 'by' every 'bfie ;'oTkr;their dickey-strings arid boat buttofas By the rents in their stockings; &n6,-4the j tooth aches and headaches they want to b nursed through! They can't do withotrJ us, and all this good advice" ah'd assumed air-. of bravado is. only a ;yery .riatural chafing -under, the iriyisible, thains. ? Pft the whole, we think it rather foolish to take any' notice at all pf it.' ''Talk away, gentlemen, you won't hurt ohf 'ftefiri'gi Tui wtftf : ':':' -A'- Sif! ' ?i It needs feot gnilt t& break a husband's heart. The absencfe of coritentjthe nrttt terings of spleeriy. the untidy, dreS-.ahd cheerless hoine, the forbidding scowl and f' deserted hearth these,' and bthiSf naineless neglects, withbut a'cririie Srnof g' them, have harroWed to the quick: the heart's enrS ftf nn mn nfiH rn1aitit thari, bfcybrid thtf rfeach of etirbeigernJ of dark despair O, may woman t efot8 that sight-arrives," dwell- ori-'the' recfail'ecf lions of '-her 'youthahd ;cherfldiihg .the dear idea of , that, tuneful timer . awaked and keep alive ihe promise sfrkifcdjj' gaye.r' And though sh.miiy,T5i "the lin jured, hot the iiij tiring "oriethe'forgot ten arid not the forgetting--a happy- iU lusion to ihe hdlir of peaceful love a kindly welcome : to a comfortable horne a -smile , of Jove to banish .h.ost41e."word ' --a kjss of peace" to, pardon afl "the paS" arid the hardest heart' that ?ver Iricked itself within the breast-of' 'selfish inafij will soften to - her 7Charffls?.arid ibid her live, ad . she chad hoped, heryttari-pf matchless bliss, loved, loving, and con-r ,tent--the". source . of . comfort ' arid "'. the spring' of joy.' ,; - X' ' Waa it Reaa on or Brute InitlnetT i' -V- Deacon Ira Parker, of Richfield, whd is lame, ridas regularly six.days in the week to his; tannery, and ;ont Sunday to church. . Suhday, 12th, ;the' horse, as usual day by , day, was ' brought to "the door1 and waited For his 'passengeV'---When the church bfell rang old 'Dobbin started at ; Speed went . upon . hiT fast gait down the bill--thett declined into a seeemly Sabbath-dayait turned to the right, 'churchward, (instead of tB the left, towards the tannery,)' went to, his stated hitching post- arid J awaited patiently the blosebf the services; - Rea son is out of the question;: else -Dobbin wouldjhave waited, for. Deacon. Partej 48 get in. , Irislittct, surely, would nver lead a horse tb'ehurch, where he could not hear the preaching or profit bylt , xt was uouuutsstiie xorce oi iiaDii. , Ph-Bie )-rainlc. i j h;;; ' .v-f-ai'. .Woeothe class ;or nation, that pas ) mhlv nhvsical traininel Look at thevmanners, the morals, the faces of the fyoung men of the ' shop K keeping cesses; if you wish to see the "effects-' of; Utterly neglecting the physical develop ment of man,; of fancying, that all the muscular activity he requires under ;thd sun is to be able to stand behind a couri-i ter, or sit oh a desk sttjol' without turn -bling off." To that utter neglect of aqy exercises which call: out fortitndei, . pa tience self-dependence . and darings I at tribute a great deal of the low sensu ality the conceited Vulgarity, the'Tutter Want of a high sense "of honor,1'-which '' is increased just now airiong the' middle classes; and from Which the nayjgatpri the engineer, the miner and the sailor are comparatively freej JTwtywZiy V 'MmiUtf t4.'" '''' " -" "" "' "