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?'Idependent in( All 1 ings Neutral n Nothing.?:- Editor & Publisher, ,.,.;iSE. NUMBER 38.' "VOLUME VIII. MEIG3 COUNTY OHIO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1866: ; - niUiJJi '. ' ., , ... .1.1.' "I-.; , .... i: t .-. !.;....!.-,.. , , ' POMEROY, I l.'.l.flHj..WWfi,5IfiP' . lr. .U.U.i EB1TK0 AW PUBLI8HED BT tHOlIAS IT. W HITE, i . -si Offloe n art story of BImoII's Blading, Hew Sugar Rub Btona Bridge, Pomoroy, Ohio. All applications for Subscription, Advortlslag ftadfob'werk should be made at tne omee.v ' ' Tkums or Sdmceiptios roB ths 1865. " tf paid In Advan!0,$J; if paid within the ear, "' i WW thoroaf tor, $3. Ke paper will he discontinued until all arro'ar gos aro paid, union at the option of the pub fiaher. .".'.! . ! JtATHS OF ADTEBTIglKO. 6w Sra Am Bm lyo'r -(jr81in 1 0 i 00 6 oo. 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Hinri om ...l' nn.nlor at Law. Cheshire, ta"ta K, Ohio. Prompt attention given io the collection of claims. a. r. imnoi. M . a. V. simpsoh Attorneys and Counselors ;Uf, Pl mhlo. Office up stairs in the Court Uouso. 7-1 .Ohio. Offioe up stairs " MARTIN HAYS. . n AUoriev-alrUw, Hnrrisonville, MoigB U), v., tmUrtindto.U business that may . entrusted to hi. oare. in the several State uru of Ohio,.nd in... U. 8 . Court fcr the otheTn and Southern Districts of Ohio. - 'i,' . BtlOARRUN 8AI.T COMPANY. , Knit IS mt nor bushol. Office near the rurnaco. P-l T. A. PLANTS, Agent. POMEROY 8AI.T COBIPASY. Bait 45 cent, por bushel. W. A. AICHBU, (Matchmaker and Jeweler, and wholesale and retoU "eater la Watohes, Clocks, Jewelry and fancy Goods, Front street, below the "Remmg EamJ remeroy- Particular attention Jild to repairing all articles in my Une. 7-1 'T " '':'r. I.YMAH, " ' fPlnier and Glaiier, back room of P. Lam Jewelry Store, west side Court street, ' Jtmeroy, O. .u : . A. KOHL, , ! Dealer In and Manufacturer of Umbrel las, Court Bt, 2d door from Front, Pomeroy, Ohio. He also repairs Um ibrellea, and purchases old ones at .liberal iMay 8, 18603-1-tf. ' - ' '; . . lKWII PA1HE, CLAIM AGENT, fOMBRVV, OHIOj . 1 'Witt attend promptly lo Collecting Bounty Money, Arrears of Pay, and Pensions due to Disabled and Discharged Soldiers, and the Widows of deceased soldiers. , -,.,, Offioe in.tlie Ceurt House. ' , Wo-tr. - - W. H. - LASLET, Pomeroy, Ohio ( .'"VhtAIH AGENt.' ' 'win alUnd, promptlyi to the Collection of just claims against we uovernmeui,. . rwMsttrN. BOUNTIES, Arrears of'Pay,alue of Horses and. other Property, lost while la tne oorvioe, em., eic J. . 1 . I70w1 Vmce in vourv-nouoe. t'-j DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY, TvKALEB. IN OILS, PAINTS, BRUSHES, Ji .-Varnishes, DyestulB, fenumery, , n.:w r3-.! and Fancy Artioles,- - .1 "'I Front Street, Pomeroy, Ohio. Prescriptions carefully pot up. Jan. 7. 7-1. romekoif mow compabiv .R-aAA -.14 MMBBOT. OHIO. ' "Keep constantly on hand and make to order all sisea or tne oeicDrawu , :f:. pomeeot Iron.:;,, ,1. ier Order tiled oa short notice. 4-LMf. ' " C. ORANT, Agt. tf'l PISNTP3TKY. WL B, C. WHltaY, Dentle. Office on Cowi Street, one door below MoQuigg ft Biaiui s Leather store. ' won warrantea. M-Dni D. HATER, " PHF8ICIAN AND 8URGEON, iMt W.W HAVEN:WEST VA. 'ill calls oa either tide of the rivor will be carefully attended to, , . , , . , 7-49-tf. 1' ' IB. W. F. BKAMSTBAP, nnnmril 1VD RIIROF.nN. OfflM next 1UI JMVh ' " . T door below H. Cohen's .tore, Front street, JPwnarey,---.:f , " . nH. noun txt ta U a. m and 1 to t .m : 'aU orders, left at Mr. fchen' .tore promptly attended tew-..-. . , . . ... - 117- elo, a, iul 1. s. h'kixut, KAL. HeKINLBTt . Yorwaidlng and Commbulon M erohants, Steam .ioat A genu and Wbarfboat Proprietor., Parkers Artnts for the Pnichaae and Sale of the boat orandfl ox vrauo, wtwiw .uu i.uu,iWuS vtiM rjANK MILLS, of different "-'-r V rior Vaehlno r to any ni rk . r nn. i onup, - imv gamine c, - .villi r. ar Ik. Iru... . I ' A Distinction with a Dlffarsnoe. . , - .':: . i' ' If Follows break. Into a homo, A To bone tho Cadi they need., ., ' " And get. of .afely with the Swag, v - 'Ti iald, The Theft "Succood..". . ' If Bankflrj'doo. the felf-iame thing ' ; ,. , Upon a larger scale, . . And they get aafely all the Swag, , ! .' ' fTI .aid, The Banker. Fai(." , Mr.. Orandy, . . j , j ... .i !.' Becipe for Making Fof wood's i, .1 Cholera Dropa. Ea Telsgbafb: '': 1 i' Dear Sir In iew of the probability of tho rirrent epidemic visiting America and even our own homes, the following recipe' may, and will bbeneftela jo & who may toy ife. Jt suc C038 heretofore has been sat'isfactory.'' ' Reoipk. Take half a pound each of the following: White oak bark, Sweet gum bark, and Dewberry briar root while green. .. Bruise 'well ana put this In six quarts of water; boil down to ft half pint' Put this in one quart oi the best French Brandy, then add two ouncos of the csBcnce popnermint, one ounce of lau danum and hall an ounce oil of cinnamon- Then take one ounce gum myrrh and half an ounce gum kinoj cut and digest tlioni in half a piutj)f absolute alcohol and add it to the abovo liquor. Then take one ana a nun pounds loaf sugar1, one ounce cloves, ono tea spoonful of red popper and three nut galls all well pulverized. Add this to the liquor, do sure tho very, best articles 'oro used in the above preparation. DiRKCTioira For Cholera, ono tauio spoon ful every fifteen minutes if necessary, for an adult For children, in proportion to. their age, respectively, each fifteen minutes. For common bowel complaints one-half the quantity.' 8am'l Devour. THE LOST PCKSE. ' A friend related to me a simple story, not long since, which 1 think u worm leinngovcr. Tbo ,mriips of whom ho suoke were near by, and U was the presence of tlie hero that called the circumstance to niinu. Abel Morton was a youth of about seven' toon His mother was a widow, and he an on ly child. They lived in a small hut in the outskirts of the village, ono were very poor. rim-inir the lone. coH winter, the widow had been quite sick, so that Abel had been obliged to si)cnd most of his time with her. The omiili hnd never learned any trade, as various circumstances hnd combined to prevent his leaving homo. He worked whenever ne coum get work to do, and thus far managed to find toon-enougtt-to seep inniocii wm nuii:r uutu, though they suffered much with cold. AiTtlie sorinsr opened Abel tried to find work, but wos not successful He picked up n ft.r ...111 inbs now and then, but the proceeds were barely sufficient to purchase enough of tho nnnrlipst. cnetlPeSl IOOQ, . llomui! uicr could not buy, and poor Abel began to fear that ho must beg a suit of clothos, or, what w,m wnrae. leave his motner. .. ijut me mner tin .milil nnt fin. One afternoon he went into tlie villace no spent several hours. in hunting for work, but he found nothing to do. Some seemed to turn him away because he' looked so ragged, while others said they never employed uny one outside ot their own households. ' . ' Faint and sick at heart, Abel turnea nis steps homeward. He left the village, and was ' il. lr.ni. tll.lt 1.1ft ti Ilia home, when he detected something peuliar upon the roadside. He nicked it up, and found it to bo: a small knit purse. It was quite heavey, and the jihgle of the contents was too snarp ana ciuur ior uojii. , Tlio nnnr vouth did not stop to open it then, ft, it m nlraadv dusk, arid he knew his moth. er would be anxions. So with a strangely heart hurried homeward. He entered the little room where his mother was sitting, anrl nnk rlnwn in a chair. . ' "Alas! no work." the widow murmui-ea, ns she saw the cloud npon the boy's face. ' ' ' ' "No, . he repuea. 1 inea nil arouuu, um, "Never. mind, Abel. Uoa is gooa. no .hull not suffer as those who do not trust m "But how docs He help ub, mothers asxea Abel, in a faltering voice. "In many ways, my son. no na pronou in niA a trim and virtuous ctiua. ana na. oeiu us clear from many, sufferings which afflict our fellows. Look at Mrs. lynaat; see nor. with all hr wealth. suOerinz tortures mat j would not suffer for worlds.' See her only son, a poor, miserable inebriate, ana in prison f..r & drunken crime.' For what would we ex change our noble consciousness of right and honor ,! v.-r .:us".t.v :. Abel mad no reply. V There had been some thing bearing down heavily npon his soul, something which lay in his - pocket,, and sent forth a serpent song of plenty. But the load was removed.. lie draw tho purse from his pocket, and laid it on the tablo by bis side. . "What in that?!' said the widow; as .he hen What is that?!' said the widow, as she heard the sharp clink of tho coin, 'i i ' -;i '' "A purse. 1 ton ml it on tne rona.' ; "Found it? Oh, did you.iMd itr" .-. . . ! i ."Yes, my mother. : In the road just at the turn of our lane. It lay in the footpath. ; A candle was.hghted, and the purse emp tied, It contained twenty silver half dollars. "Ten dollars." whispered AbeL. "Perhaps we can find who lost it", . "Isa t there some name on the purser asked his mother. , ,.., u .; - . . She took k as she spoke, and upon the in side of the clasp, which was lined with red morocco, she read, "John lhompson. . . ' John Thompson was one of the, wealthiest men in the place. .. Be owned a very large farm, and, besides supplying a large amount of milk to customers, he raised Urge quanti ties of garden sauce and fine fruit, which he sent to a neighboring city. "Oh, how easily he could spare it! whis pered Abel "It would be ho loss to him." "mat is so, in a measure, mj auu, ooiu the widow, solemnly.' "He would not be the less, but ve should lose--oh, how much!" ' , "Wo, motherf" . ' " "Ah, nrv boy. : Should vou keep this should we keep it whore would our honor be? Tho next time you met Mr. Thompson you'd fear to look him in the face. You could not look at him with the happy consciousness of your own innocence. Tnere would be a taint upon, your character a sting In yotfr soul Oh, would you keep it; Abelr' '. wo, my motner, i would . not,-, wo, no t. ! ', .f.rj a ) ":v riddLport 'Ton miVht riittill S f8-Ptf.lgot wood T!" m v i'. i.i a . . ... "Ylfl ' " MMA. UH..H . . . : The purse was laid away in a1 plaee of safe tji and on the following morning' . Abel start ed off bright and early, and -walked with a light and buoyant (ten for he was satisfied With the work ho was doing. - " r . . Mr. Thompsori lived in a fine, large man sion on the top of o gentle eminence, at: a short distance from 'the road, and was sur rounded by a park of noble trues. Abel took his way up the neatly graveled walkj and met the owner upon the broad piazza. "Do you wish to see me, sir?" said the host He was a kind, genorous looking man, stout and corpulent, with a face full of good health and good nature.1 n it "Yes, air,", answered Abel, promptly, at the same time ascending the piaiza. -'I found a purse last evening, and 05 opening it we "My mother and me, sir." 1 1 "Then you did not . think ' you needed the money?" ' , 1 1 . .. , "Sir?" said tlio youth with an enquiring gaze. "Seeing that you bring the money to me, I suppose you had no Use for it" ' "Use for it, sir?" repeated Aliel, at a loss how to understand the man. "Oh, God knows we had use for it, but not so much as we havo of our honor and truth." ' ' ' V'1' '. "Were vou afraid to koen itr pursued m. Thompson, in the same peculiar tona ' "' ' 'Afraid! what do yon mean? Do I love my mother because I nin afraid to hate her? ' I brought your money back because it was yours and not mine."' - ' Thus speahinir, Abel handed the gentleman the purse, and turned away. Mr. Thompson did not soy a word, ana tno youtn Kept, uh, feelins triad that he had done right; yet, at the moment, almost ready to cry at the recep tion he had met with. ;.. .-. . Wien he reached home he sank into a chair and leaned his head upon his hand. . ., "Why what s the matter, Abeif asxea niB mother in alarm. : . .. ., 4 ; But before he could answer, they were both Htnrtled bv henrinir a horse trot up to the door. It was Ml. Thompson. lie aismountea, ana as the door was open, entered without- cere mony. He bade the. wtaow a qpoenui gooa morning, and then took a scjt "rve come on business, ana l may as wen proceed at once. .. Then turnni" to Abel, he asked: ' "Arm rnn entrawd nt nrcsent? "No. sir," replied the youth eagerly, for' the man spouc very ainuiy. . 1. . I.! 11 . . : "VVouldn t yott like sometiung 10 aor - "Oh. ves. sir. I.sncnt all tho day yester day, in looking for work.!. My mother is not well, and I must earn something. "Can you writer . '. . .j. "Yes, sir." "Prettv well?" . .. "Yes. sir. My mother has taujjht mo more .1 T 1 1J 1 I 1 .. . " tuun l suuuiu umu icuiucu b avuvui. "You can cipher, then? "Yes. sir. I have been pretty thorough as fur as eube root. "Can vou drive two horses "Yes. sir. I drove the stage from here to Grantsborough a good many times last win ter." ' , ' "Then I think vou ore iust tho man I want In a few days I shall send some sauco to the city, and as yet I have engaged no one to take charge of that department For the lost ten years 1 have lost considerable by dishon est men. The man who carries my produce to market has considerable money to collect: sometimes it will average a hundred dollars a day for a week at a time. When I buy up J 1 ! .. . ; ! . Ut .tia 1rr.1c.anM uurries ui bciih w ww wy. .o ceipta areeonsiderablo.f.' How should you like the place?". v "I could bo with my mother at nights, sirr "yes." .; - :" "Then I should like- it very much very much, sir. And if I serve you i shall sorve yon faithtully. ' ' " ', " ; "I have no fears on thataccbtint. 1 said Mr. Thompson with a peculiar look. 1 "I am fully satisfied of your honesty I saw you pick up my purse. -.-. . 1 ,( ' ' There was a slight shudder storting though the youth's soul,, for he could not help think ing what .wouUMiave .been the result had he kept the money. ! . : '. ; "You are notthe first one I have tried, re sumed the gentleman. "First I looked upon Samuel Stevens. He is poor and I thought him capable. ; I dropped my purse, with my name plainly written upon it, where he should find it. He did find it, and he kept it - Next I tried Lot Poole; and he did the same. Some might say I had no braihess to place temptation in a poor youth's way. . But I would give employment to those who most needed it, and as tnere is ample temptation in the work I must have done, I thought I had a right to irv them. But vou have proved yourself trust- worth v. and 1 am elad of it,.,. And: now, if upon trial, you suit me, I will pay you forty dollars a month and board , you. What say youtothat?" ,.. i; - d .tU ,! -UUl poor ADM K11UW IIU, wti. w onj., ; xuo sum named was enormous to him. ,, He had wondered if he should fret as much as Otteen, .. "Forty?" he whispered, fearful that he had misunderstood him. . ' -o "Yes. forty dollars a month,' Will not that answer. . " i . ..-. "Oh yes, sir. It is more than I expect ed much more. , .,-. i i .1 i ...', "Then vou will be the. better, satisfied. like to have those who work for me satisfied, and then -if thev do wrong I am not to blame. So suppose you come np and look around, we will commence we nrst mourn to-aay. . . The poor widow felt it her duty to say some thing before the kind man left. - So she turned towards him and opened her mouth, and then began to cry. Mr. Thompson understood it, took her by the hand and bade her be of good cheer, and then hastened away. . Until the sound of his horse's tramp' bad died away in the distance, both mother and son sat in perfect silence. At last the widow arose and sunk upon her son a bosom. . , 'Oh. Abel! God has blessed us wondrouslyi' ' 'Suppose t had kept the money," whispered the youtn,- j .., . ,.( ,;; -. . -'Not that not thah my son. Oh, it was not the money; though the money, like a mir ror, reflected yourself. - It waa the stern in tegrity of your soul You oould'nt have kept 4H. v The simple carrying baok of ten dollars was little to be compared with the. principles to be involved.', He saw your honor rour truth and for what you are has he hired you." " Abel went np 10 the great house, and soon found something to do. When he retnrned home at night, Mrs. Thompson sent a covered basket to hi mother, and Mr. Thompson cave him an order on the - tailor for a new suit of clothea :; :i ;' ' 1 ' - - The busy season came on, hnd Mr. Thomp son was not long in discovering that he had won a -treasure in his new hand. Abel Bold ..-a . ,a ever been sold before. imoro prouu, At leart he returned more money, "far bettor. That waa not all lw WhlCB WM i0. bntmess was kepi square t the fraction of a "penny every doy, so tliot t onv moment Mr. Thomp son cpuld tell just .low ne stooa. , But there was c e aimcuity. . ; . : ; 1 The producer 1 ten wished for the assist ance of his produr agent in the evening, es pecially when he h i accounts to moke out Bo he talked with : is wife,, ittnd it was soon arranged that the dow Morton should come and find a home be eath their root She had grown stronger, tii t the flush of health was upon her cheek, si'. 8 her son had afforded her the many cornf is that she needed, and she accepted then v offer with-pleasure. Abel could now spt I all his time in his em ployer's interest, J 1 the happiness of ill concerned was crcu..y enhanced thereby.,, p . .1. saw a wealt'ifji;-' m -fi ll to hi. house, and as ae stood hhU gosed around upon his broad acres, half a dozen children broke away from an old lady who had been playing with them, and bounded to his side; and I could hear the happy cries of "papa!" It was Abel Morton, and the old lady was his mother. He was a honest, hnnpy man, for strict honor and truth had been Ins guide through life. i-tr - ' ' ' . " '. The Yankee Peddler. " There is a sheriff now residing in the State of Illinois who was rather "taken in and done for" on one occasion. He made it a promi nent part of his business to ferret out and punish peddlers for traveling through the State without license; but one morning he "met wi'h bis match a genuine Xankco peddler. .."What have you got to sell? Anything?" asked tlie sheriff. .. : "Yuas, sartin ; what would you like to have? Got razors fust rate ; that's an article yon want, tew, Square, I should say by the look o' your baird. - Got good blacking, t'ill make them old cowhide boots o yourn snine so that you can shave into 'em e enamost; Balm o' Clumbv. tew ; only a dollar a bottle; good tor the ha r, asaistin 'poor nature, as tne poet saith.. ' . , And so ho rattled on : at length tho sheriff bought a bottle of tlie Bubn of Columbia, and in reply to the question whether he wanted anything else, the functionary said he did ; he wanted to see the Ynnkeo's licenso for ped dling in Illinois, that being his duty as high sheriff of the State. I The peddler showed him a document "fix ed np good and strong," in black and white. l ne sneriit looked at it and pronounced 11 "nil right" Then hnnding back tlio bottle to the peddler, he said. .: . . i "I don't know,- now that I've bought thiB stuff, that I shall ever want it I reckon I may as well sell it again. What will you give tor itr , "O, I don't know that the durned stuff is any use to mo; but seein' it's you, sheriff, I'll give twenty five cents for it ef you raly don't want it The sheriff handed over the bottle, at tho six shilling discount from Iris own purchase, and received his change "Now," said the peddler, "I've got a ques tion or tew to ask ycou. tiev you got a ped dler's license about your trowsers anywhere?" "No; I haven't any use for the article my self," said the sheriff. 1 "Hain't eh? Wnl, I guess we'll see aboht that pooty dnrn'd soon. Ef I understand the law, it's a clear case that you've been tradin with me bawkin' Balm 0' Columby on the highway; and I shall inform on you darn'd efl don't neow.". The Yankeo was good ns bis word. When he reached the next village he made his com plaint, and the sheriff wns fined eight dollars for selling without a license. .. Ho was heard afterward to say that "you might as well try to hold a greased eel us a live Yankee." ! ' From the Phlladolphia Pro... ' ' Twin Children In an Overflowed Basement A Thrilling Scene. The tremendous waterfall on Monday after noon seems to havo been connned to a very small space of Philadelphia, comparatively speaking. . The vein of clouds from which tho water fell so copiously extended in a northeasterly and southwesterly direction. It would seem as though the sun had drawn the water from what may be considered the hori zon of Philadelphia, and then emptied it along the common center. The heavy rain appeared to be a couple of miles wide, and about seven, miles long. There were doubt less many scenes of thrilling interest during that watery hour. How people who reside on the lower grades of tne part visitca oy tne storm, hurried to and fro to save their house hold effects, might form a-theme for a largo volume. T here wos one scene full of terrible and thrilling interest In the southwestern part ot the city there are locaiea twcivo nouses with basement kitchens. The occu pants were tidy, industrious and respectable, the families being those of pretty-well-to-do mechanics. Into these basements the water flowed with impetuosity, and so fast that fam ilies in the upper part of the houses did not know their cellars were full until going down stairs. In one of the basement kitcbeps a Couple- of twin children," little boys, were asleep in a cradle The mother, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, was up stairs attending to some household duties, not being aware of the in nndation that had token place. Her surprise mav be imagined, upon descending, to find the water even with the top step of the stair way leading into the basement ; Terror of , the most: thrilling kind seized nnon her blind, when she thought of her in nocent bflbes; ! In vain di I she attempt to go down stairs, but the woter reached nor nock as her feet touched the lower steps. It was a time of horror for her. She hastily ran to the street, screaming, at the top of her lungs for help. ! ; ': '' ..'-'..''"' "He nl helnl help! she cried, and her shrill voice was heard above the peltings of the pitiless storm. .-.'.. -i t, -, .,! Two officers went to her aid, by wading throutrh the overflowed street ' "What is the matter? what is the matter?" they hurriedly asked. The poor womau pre sented the picture of despair. ... ! "Save mv babes." was all that she eiaculir ted, as she swooned and fell The officers rescued her, or she would have been drowned the next moment in two leet ot water. .: .; ."Where, madam, are your babies f hur riedly inquired the -officers, as the poor wo man; partly reeovcreu irom tne suocx tnai sae bad -received.. . .. 'i ." :m .' "Ther 1" nid she. as her eves gazed wildly. "There I" pointing to the overflowed base ment ' ..' .. .,Sr -- ""' ' ''. ' ri i' '! . , ''Good heavens I"; exclaimed tho officers; "thev are drowned.'; . "., . . . - '. i , ' As the word drowned fell npon the ear of t . . . ., i ' . j j toe despairing motner sne again lainiea, auu was carried into a neighboring house. ' i ! jHfl officers entered the dwelling where the nd presently the littlo I '-Old-It WO.-1 'wn rm -i Lones began to cry. It sounded like the voice of a spirit coming from the water.': Other people arrived, for by this time the rain had ceased to mil. It was ' ascertained the twins were lit a cradle, and that it must be floating with them. ; The force of the water hod buoy ed it up against the ceiling, but where could not be exactly told. , . The mother had by this time become more reconciled to the situation; - Her neighbors cheered her; the men already at hand spoke nnl. nf MiMnMMfiwnt . "1 h A nhililmn alii! live," said they, "for we heard them cry,-and they aro floating in the, cradle." The anx ious maternal told - the men that she had left the cradle near the center of the basoment Ears wore strained to their - utmost, power to catch the sonnd of the ttrioes of the seemingly doomed babes; but not a breath nor "a sound conld be heard save the drinoinir or the gur gling of the water.- It was now a time of despair and terror to nil The men present,- however, preserved their presence 01 mum, and did not relate their doubts and misgiv ings, although they believed then that the stillness of the babes for the crying had ceased was that of death.' The carpet on tho first floor was removed, and oue of the po lice officers, being a house carpenter, procured a hatchet, chisel, saw and auger, and in five minutes had a portion of the floor-torn up. The precise position of the cradle was ascer- laincu, ana It wus urawu uetienut a uuiu uini, wns cut through the floor and ceiling between tlie joist This was a momentous period. The babes were still in the repose of slumber, and sucking each other's thumbs. -A smile plnyod upon their chubby faces, aa though the little innocents wore enjoying tho dreams of angels. The mother's joy mny be imagin ed at the restoration, but lit cannot be described.- ...: 7K" ;....-.'"' -v':-1 ' " An Affecting Scene. .. - On Wednesday afternoon an old man, cane in hand, was prssing along the-south side of Washington street, near tne corner ot uitna rine. in this villnee. ne was liocging along, apparently in deep meditation. On the other sido of the street was a returned soldier, who, observing the old nentleman, started across toward him, accosting him as Mr. Wright The old mnn did not appear to hear the sol dier, until he was overtaken and, saluted with a "how do yen do, Mr. w right I The old gent half hesitatingly reached for ward his hand, which was heartily grasped by the soldier, and peered intently into his face, and reulied : "Well, I declare you have got the start of me this time. - , "You ought to know me," said the soldier, "I used to work for you. .-... "When?" asked the old man. ',.... "Before the war," said the soldier. ' . "Are you sure?" inquired Mr. Wright "Where do I live and what is my name ?" .-"At Briar Hill, and your name is Wriirht said the soldier. "Well, this is stranger; how long did you Work for me, the old man inquired. "A pood inanv vcars." was the response, "And vet I don t recognize you. . What is yournnme?" "Albert Wright,'1 said tho soldier. At this announcement the old man dropped his cane and fell upon the soldier's breast, exclaiming: "My God! is this ray son Albert? The sione which followed is beyond de scription, t The son 'embraced the tnther.-1-Bot.fi went tears of iov; : The old man danced with delight, and in his terpsichorean feat cut a pigeon wing doublo chnssa half right and lett do-se-uo niaman leit ana onianve .11 inn atvln wltiph i tid i i.iLtorl tlmt he hnd quite forgotten his oge or infirmities, and ex claimed, as ne wounu up nis uengauui per formance "Woman t tne oia woman give her eyes to know this." ' For some minutes the two men wcro engaged inthesc immoderate exhibitions of loveand affection and then went off together, A lady who witnessed the nappy meeting of father and son; informs us that she was so interested in the scene, that several little tears or joy drops came from, the well ot her own heart and mado their escape ..Irom her eyes hnforit she knew what they were about She inferred from the conversation that Albert had long been given up by his parents as dead.- Thero must have-been a joyous time nt the elder Wright s on the evening ot the 2d. Ogdentwrg Journal. : ........ Anecdotes of ems. : Plinv tells of the misfortunes of Nonius, who was proscribed by Mark Antony for the Hiibn of his famous onal. but who. sooner than surrender his treasure, valued tit jE20,000of onr. monev. went into voluntary exile. The lorw told hv the same writer of Cleopatra's wager with the triumvir, that she would spend upon a single dinner a sum equivalent to 1,000,000, is better known. The queen was annnatnmRil to wear in' her bars two pearls. and when her lover ridiculed the banquet that had been prepared as too expensive, sne threw one of these into a vessel of the strongest vinegar, dissolved it, end drank , it off. fho other was to have followed, but the umpire, by declaring that Antony bad already lost the wager, preserved . it; and afterward, On . the conquest of Kgypt, it was sawn in' two, to make pennants ior tne ears in mm m Pantheon." Mr. Kintr.' reproduces this Story to discredit it, assures us no acid the human stomach can endure is capable Of entirely dis solving a pearl, even after, long maceration. The wily queen, he surmises,' swallowed the pearl in some more agreeaoie pouuiuu umii iiwr avid, in nnler to pain her wager In vented the notion of its dissolution, secure of its ultimate recovery. But there was anotner pearl, of unrivaled magnitude, to which a more romantic tale attaches. This was the gem obtained by a diver at the price of his fe, for the Sassanian Khig Perozea ; So prized was it by the monarch that it occupied his thoughts even to death. In the supreme .f hi. fi,ta - whon atltont to nerish in UlUWCin V. Hi. .nw, - 1 - . tl,. nitfall into which he had been entrapped : ' . . . . f .. i , .. l.-.i by tho teigneo retreat oi tne enemy, ne pi from- his right ear this glory of his reign and hurled it before him into the abyss, deriving comfort even then from having cheated the foe of what would have "been considered the ual irlnrinns tronhv of their victory. ' In inter uipea, wnun uw? uiiw "" ""it - ed the pearl in pubho estimation, wo bIam nf that lrnnwn .BR the 8nncv. the history of which, generally confounded with that of Charles the Hold, is ncra-eorrecuT Thi. bmini tiimn wna ones sent or us own- L.. Alnnonr Kane, in Honrv IV who want ed to raise a loan on it inBn"'""'" trtmuniaiibB was intrusted waa beset by robbers aud murdered. His master, however, recovered the corpse, and counting epon the expedients of bis faithful envoy, opqned it, and had the satisfaction of discovering there in his lost treasure. Bonaparte may be said fonniled hia fotlunea-unon a diamond, for, after the 18th Brumairo, it was by pledg- inir the celebrated "recent": he procured the funds indispensable for the consolidation of his power. .The finder of this stone, a slave, is said to have concealed it in a gash made for its reception in the calf of his leg. and then to have escaped to Madras. Here he fell in with an Enfflish skinner.: who. bv the prom ise of finding a purchaser in consideration, of receiving a moiety or what was to be reatizea, lured him on board ship, and there disposed of his claims by pitching him into the sea. It afterward came, into the possession of Gov. Pitt, to whom howeverf it must have been a source of fearful anxiety, since we rend he never made known beforehand the day of his coming In town, nor slept twice consecutively in die same house until 1717, jrhen ho dis posed of his harassing possession to the re gent Orleans. London Atheneura. a, A,v The Father ofPrcsident Johnson. Fifty-three yeors ago the following obituary notico of President Johnson's father (Janua- r V), I8I2J appeared in tbelCalcigh (. V.) tar: ' ' Died in this city on Saturday last, Jacob Johnson, who had for many years occupied an humble but useful station in society, lie was city constable, sexton, and porter to the. State Bank. In his Inst illness he was visited bv the nrincioal inhabitants of the city, by all of whom he wag esteemed for his honesty, so briety, industry, and humane, friendly dispo sition. Among all to whom he wns known and esteemed, none lament him more (except perhaps his relatives,) than the publisher of this paper, for he owes his life, on a particu lar occasion, to tho boldness and humanity of Johnson. The North Carolina Standard thus explains the concluding lines in the above obituary no tice: ; ...... Thomas Henderson was upset in a canoe. and was so near being drowned that life was nearlv extinct when he was recovered. Ja cob Johnson was on the bank, safe and secure. But he saw his friend drowning before .his face. Thoughtless of life, he plunged in at the hazard of his own life. He did finally succeed in 'saving his friend, but both were nearly exhausted when they reacnea tno snore. The statement in regard to Jacob Johnson be ing 'esteemed for his honesty, sobriety, in dustry and humane, friendly disposition is i - - 1... .1. : .. i. . 'M.n. i:u concurred in uy mu um niimuiumus n. - mg in this city. Tho gratctul and generous tribute to his worth and goodness of heart is more to be valued and esteemed than 'storied urn pr animated bust' As such President Johnson mny so regard it, and no doubt he does.' That peculiar trait; so mnrked in the father of devotion and attachment to a proved friend the son seems to have inherit ed in nn eminent degree. . Those who have known him well and known him long concur in the statement that where his friendship and confidence are once secure he allows no ex traneous . influences, no party violence, no whisperings of enmity, nojrevcrses of fortune, to anenaie nis iceuiijia. , Ilon. Edwin M. Stanton. To no man not excepting the lamented President Lincoln is the republic more m debt, on the scofoof unflinching loyalty, in-' corruptible integrity, lofty pntrotism, profound sagacity, and masterly ability in the discharge of his onerous duties than to Mr; .Stanton. In Some respects his responsibilities have been uneqnntcd, and sufficient to crush any mnn, Orte would think, however physically, power fully or mentally strong. , It is really a mar vel that he has not long since succumbed to the mighty pressure. Yet, if he had done so, where could his equal havo been found? Of course, he has had his full share of abuse, misrepresentation ann disparagement to cn couh er from tho envenomed lips of rebels and Copperheads, and even from some makin the loudest professions of loyalty to the Union ; but this ho has raet with admirable patience and marvelous self-control, never once stop ping, by the way to notice any of his assailants, either for explanation or defense. Can this be pnraralicd in political history ? Button Liberator; ' .!-.!., - r - -. :i ' ' .Pefisitiok or n EniTOB. The editor .of the Pjqua Democrat, ; has evidently "been there, ' Or lie could not give as .faithful a pho tograph where ho says; "ah editor is-an in dividual who read newspapers, writes artioles on any subject, sets type reads proof, works the press, folds papers, makes up the. mnils, prints jobs, works in the garden, talks to all who call, receives blame for a hundred things that ere no one's business but his own, works from 5 a. m., to 10 r. t, and frequently gets cheated out of half his earnings. An aspi ring individual must bo nn editor! Who wouldn't be one ? ' ' SlATISTlPI): Of TUB Pol.IRn RKBBM.IOS. The more fully the particulars of the late Po l!ah rplipll ion eoma to liffht the greater and grayer appears the Struggle of tlint unfortu nate race. Jn -mnxing up account, um inn (liitanimpnt have now discovered the sig nificant fact that the number of people who loft Warsaw to join the insnrrectionnry bands in ISf.-! and t8fi3. amounted to no less fhnn 8,128, out of a populaiion of 216,000 Of these 83 were children between iu ann h years old, 1,908 were - between 20 and 25, 1,463 betwees 54 end 60. V) between 30 and 85, 568 between 35 and W, ao Deiween w and 45,'207 between 45 and 50, 110 between 50 and 55, 62 between 55 and 60, 43 bctween 60 and 65, 18 between 65 and "0, 0 between 70 and 75, 4 between 75 and 80, and three be tween 80 and 85,-'. ."! .; ! :.. - T-rrr. '' . r Tn CnowhiKO or ClTlBS. In diseussing the overcrowded condition of New York City, we mny quote a story of an inspector who - . f. "i , . mam nhallf found tour ramuies nvmg m n.-, lines beieg drawn across in such a manner as to mark out a quarter of the flow ech family. "How do you get along hereT in quired" the insptor. "Very well, sir, was the reply, "only the man in the further corner keeps boarders." , The half million who live in tenement houses sre packed at the rate of 240,000 persons to the square mile. This ex traordinary crowding would produce pesti lence were it' not that among the tenements are scattered stores and other business build ings!. -.Fifteen,. thousand :. two hundred and twenty-fonr people in the city live in cellars ; probably ten thousand live in shanties and stable lofts.-'' 1 n One ward alond, the Six teenth, two thousand four hundred and Torty-baa per sons live under ground, ..Of the fifteen thou sand tenement houses in tho city, inhabited by an average of more than seven families each, three thousand nine hundred and thirty have ho connection with :th6 sewer.". The slops, filth and refuse matter created by the inhabitants are either thrown into tho streets, or rot in the alleys, or are thrown into cess pools which have no outlets, and near which, in many cases,. are the well from which tho people draw tho water they drink. . , - ';: " ' ; : : . ' $gHf ulturat. Soiling, Its Advantages. Much has been written about the advanta- ' res of soiling cattle, particularly sowing com-' or feeding cows in summer, when, pastures ' become short Dr. Lyman S. Wright, White-' borough, N. Y., hns given some account as to' ' tho benefit of thiB system, which is worth the attention of all farmers whoso pastures-are' habel to tail in times ot drouth-: . He kept thirty cows on twenty acres of! ground. Of this he devoted to pasturage,- fifteen acres; to clover, three acres; rye, halt nn acre ; oats, halt an acre ; sowed corn, one' acre. .The rye is put in the previous season, by the last of August or first of September, and is therefore ready to be cut early in the season following, ny the time this is used up, the clover will be large enough to be used,, and after that tho oats, which are sowed early' in April. The corn fodder comes last, and different parts of this acre of land are sowed with the corn so as to have a succession of food, the earliest corn being put in by the 5th of May. In this way the twenty acres were, amply sufficient to keep tho cows in food un til some time m uctoui r, when they were turned into the aftcr-grnss. The doctor is of the opinion that tho cows do ns well, if not better, both as to health and yield of milk. than they would at pasture, and that when land is valuable and arable, or adapted to this system, it can bo employed with profit. The cows wero generally feci by six o'elock in the morning, and remained at their-feed about three hours, when they were turned into the pasture, and at 3 o'clock p. m. they were brought up and rccoived their afternoon's meal To cut the feed and tako charge of the cows, it takes ono man about half bis. time. "It may be observed here that it usually takes two or three acres to pasture . a cow, whilo by the system, adopted as described above, two-thirds only of an acre suffice. The system of green-soiling is not generally understood, nor are its advantages appreciated by the dairy farmer. All experiments of this kind aro valuable, and are well worthy of thought and . investigation, whether - the smaller farms, under this system, may not bo enabled to keep quite as much stock, realiz ing more profit annually than farms ot double and ' treble, their sizo under tlie ordinary methods of culture." Selecting Seed Wheat. We liavo beforo alluded to the experiments of Mr. Hullot of Brighton, England, in tho selection of his wheat for seed and the resulU which have attended it It is an interesting and iniortant matter with the farmer, and one which we desire to press npon the atten tion of our readers. Mr. llnllut commenced his exivrinients in September, 1859. He then planted one grain of wheal, and year by year selected most carefully tho produce of the finest heads of seed for the next year's crop, ontl improving every successive Harvest, he tins nt length more than doubled the size of the original heads, the weight of the pro duct has largely increased, and he is enabled to sow much earlier than lurmcrly.. ineso arc most important considerations. It will be remembered that nt the meeting of tho Hoard of Agriculture last winter, Mr. Haines of Aroostock, stated that the one year he separated his seed wheat so as to have the largest, heaviest kernels only to sow. In this way he obtained about one peck from a bushel. A bushel and a half ot thia selected wheat was sown sido by, side in another field, with wheat unclennscd, and the former was four times as good ns the latter, and the yield correspondingly heavier. The fields upon which it was sown wore very uniform in char acter throughout, and this difference in tho looks of the wheat could be distinguished as far ns tlio field could bo viewed so as to See tlie grain. ' ' ' The benefits of a careful selection of seed through a number of years, havo bocome so evident that we think farmers can but profit from the experiments which have thus far been mado in this direction ; and there is thiB advantage to it that this plan is open to each farmer alike, and without but a small expense attending the operation. To raise pure crops of every variety of seed is of the greatest importance, and wo wonder that it has been, so long neglected. Maine Farmer.' "4 Produce of an Acrc' " ? , Tho following produce of a single acre of ground, the truth of which is vouched for, will give nn idea of the capacity of land in the hands of one who thoroughly understands how to bring it forth. The acre here referred to is situated where the soil is by no means noturally affluent On one aero, within sight of Trinity Church steeple, New York, but in Jersey, lives a man we will call John Smith. John's neat cottage and aero cost him, ciglrt vnnrn n rrn. 3.0()a and is now worth $6,000. In tii ft Rnrin a of 1804 ho planted 12,000 Early Wakefield cabbago plants, which by. thai' nrst wceK in Jiny were aum m mo M market, at eight dollars per hundred, for f'JOCV Betwoen the rows of cabbages Were planted, nt tho same time, 18,Kt0 Silesia lettuce plants, which at $1.50 per 100, brought $270v Both crops wero clcurcd off by July 15th, tho ground being thorougmy piowca, uurruweu, and planted with 40,000 celery plnnts, which, wero sold before Christmas of the same year, at $3 per 100, for $1,200, mnking the tota receipts $2,430. His exicnscs wero: Manure, $150; keep of horse, $300; interest on $6,000, $420; hired labor, $100; incidental outlay, $100; amounting in all to $1,370, which, de ducted from tho receipts, gave . him the net profit of $1,060. John, some might call a lod hopper. He has no particular skill, no great share ot "Drains,' nis oniy pryiunicu quality being untiring industry; but it would be difficult for any one, no matter how en dowed with skill or brains, to make more off an acre than, he, did. ;. Plow Dbkp. In an address by John A. Goodwin, of Massachusetts, on deep culture we find the following : ' ! ''.'" To make room for more farms, tho easieatt and best paying wav is to shortea the length, and brcodth of the present fa'.m.andto in crease its thickness. AgricUUne- is an e-. ccptionto thegenfral n-.le; atf threiiea the. more as you "run it into t'je gnound. Good' fanners admit this doctr .ne so generally tn t it may seem a waste of tisup to dwell upon it. Here is the trouble 'they admit the doctrine, in full, but don't a'jmifc. the plow shore halt way. If our for .net would only cultivate what thev can p'l0W. well, how muoh, better H they let the rw ,t waste,.or. if they would.dflVQt it to sheep rr'jgjug;, that profitable, improving-, but woofull. neglected branch of ngmpuRnre. I believe r cardinal, truth tor be a MUm : Ho is. th- 4 (.(, cultivator who- imwImcw a gW" en crop -(0m tlu, smallusfe ausfeoa "ith equal ex-pens, j jf lniR bo oqlwi o natural re sult w- Vj-sruuUtia iiSt 'J. mal,y more oV tltem. , V ' ".'